Stream the debut LP from Gone To Color, loaded with guests

Stream the debut full-length from Gone To Color

Feat. Martina Topley-Bird & contributions from members of Lambchop, Clinic, Liars, Merchandise, The Luyas, Wilco, Guster, production work by Brian Deck & engineered by John McEntire, synth work by Richard Devine
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Gone To Color is the rock/electronic duo Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim, formed in Cincinnati and now split between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Gone To Color’s sound has been described as "shapeshifting...subdued, dreamy, and surreal." The duo's eclecticism makes categorization hard to pin down; though, combinations of electronics, guitars, and vocals seem ubiquitous in the band's aesthetic. Walker and Heim often synthesize their instrumental compositions through collaboration.

Gone to Color's debut album is stacked with an incredible host of collaborators, including Mercury Music Prize nominee Martina Topley-Bird (Massive Attack and Tricky collaborator), Pat Sansone of Wilco, sound designer Richard Devine, GRAMMY nominee Ade Blackburn of Clinic, Carson Cox of Merchandise, Kurt Wagner of Lambchop and Jessie Stein of The Luyas. The record was co-produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Grandaddy).

Gone To Color
Gone To Color
Release Date: Oct. 15, 2021

Track List:

1. The 606
feat. Jessie Stein
2. Dissolved
feat. Martina Topley-Bird
3. Redok (instrumental)
4. Illusions
feat. Ade Blackburn
5. Just Smile
feat. Kurt Wagner
6. Suicide
feat. Angus Andrew
7. Voyeur Nation
feat. Carson Cox
8. Blur
feat. Jessie Stein


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David Byrne’s American Utopia Reopens This Sunday At the St. James Theatre on Broadway

David Byrne’s American Utopia
Reopens This Sunday

At the St. James Theatre on Broadway

David Byrne’s American Utopia will reopen on Broadway this Sunday, October 17 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

New production photos of the band are now available: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hq5us6sarvh9cvj/AAAJTqNkk6obLdbBWllMk3SNa?dl=0

To mark American Utopia’s reopening, the production has made monetary donations to Oil Change InternationalHungry For Music, and Movement for Family Power. The band is grateful to the producing team for their generosity.

Karl Mansfield said, “The warriors at Oil Change International recognized earlier than most that the era of fossil fuels is over. They’ve since worked to accelerate the understanding that this most damaging of all industries must be swiftly dislodged from its controlling role in our politics and economies. OCI uses cutting-edge science and hard-core advocacy to make the case for the necessary clean-energy transition – for people, and for planet.”

Angie Swan said, “As a musician, there are few things I find more rewarding than inspiring young kids to pick up an instrument. The look on a kid’s face in the audience while performing, or to see the sparkle in their eye when speaking to them at schools, takes me back to how I felt when I first discovered my love for music. Sadly, some kids don’t have access to musical instruments nor the ability to take lessons. I believe all children should have the access and tools to create. Thankfully, programs such as Hungry for Music exist. I truly believe that music is the universal language. It’s allowed me to see my dreams become a reality and make a difference in the world. I am ecstatic to be able to see that gift continue to be passed on to our future generations.”

Tendayi Kuumba said about Movement for Family Power, “I come from many neighborhoods of many worlds all coexisting. As a child I was always curious of other people's lives but didn't always see how privileged I was to have a warm home and my mother's arms to uplift and hold me in troubled times. We live in a world where many children and their circumstances are overlooked and dismissed. Where the lost ones are forgotten along the systemic pipeline and have to fight even harder to be seen and heard. I believe that it is our duty to heal these broken systems and the weeds that grow from them. To heal the broken families that don't get to have a moment of warmth to exhale and know that they are supported. I have been surrounded by more friends than I would even know that have been affected by the foster care system and they feel the effects of a machine designed to ignore the cracks. The more we stand together to shrink these problems that tear families apart the more we can grow solutions to mend them closer together and imagine new possibilities.”

American Utopia, which was recently honored with a Special Tony Award, features David Byrne with returning band members Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III. The company standbys are Renée Albulario, Alena Ciera, Chris Eddleton, Evan Frierson, Abe Nouri, and Natalie Tenenbaum.

We could all use a little Utopia right now, and David Byrne’s American Utopia returns to rock Broadway this fall. This “dazzling, jubilant and rapturous” production – featuring “astonishing” staging by choreographer Annie-B Parson, with Alex Timbers serving as production consultant – began performances on September 17, featuring all the great songs, all the acclaimed musicians, and a gorgeous new venue to blow the roof off of. This is the event that will tell the world, if you want to rediscover the joy of live music, community and connection, Broadway’s St. James Theatre must be the place!

American Utopia’s design team includes Rob Sinclair (lighting) and Pete Keppler (sound). Karl Mansfield and Mauro Refosco are Musical Directors. Choreography and Musical Staging is by Annie-B Parson. Alex Timbers serves as Production Consultant.

David Byrne’s American Utopia is produced by Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Patrick Catullo and Todomundo with Hal Luftig, Jonathan Reinis, Shira Friedman, Annapurna Theatre, Elizabeth Armstrong, Thomas Laub, Steven Rosenthal, Erica Lynn Schwartz, Matt Picheny, Steve Traxler, Len Blavatnik, Nonesuch Records, Warner Chappell Music and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions.  Allan Williams serves as Executive Producer.

Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee’s acclaimed filmed version of David Byrne’s American Utopia made its world premiere opening the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and is currently streaming on HBO Max. The film has been called “a life-affirming, euphoria-producing, soul-energizing sing-along protest film that’s asking us to rise up against our own complacency” (IndieWire) and “an all-time-great concert film” (Vanity Fair). The A.V. Club said, “David Byrne and Spike Lee found the spectacle in the performers simply performing.”

Nonesuch Records released both the original 2018 American Utopia album, which inspired the Broadway show, as well as the cast album for David Byrne’s American Utopia, with music and lyrics by David Byrne. Both albums are available digitally and on vinyl and CD: the cast album here, the original album here.

Tickets are on sale at www.americanutopiabroadway.com

The performance runs approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.

A limited number of $44 seats for each performance of David Byrne’s American Utopia will be sold via a digital lottery random drawing powered by Lucky Seat. Entries for one or two tickets per entrant open at 10:00am ET on the Monday of the week prior to performances. For weekday performances, entries close at 9:59am ET the day prior to the performance. For Saturday and Sunday performances, entries close at 9:59am Friday. Winners will be notified by email and must purchase their tickets online with a credit card by 3:00pm ET the day prior to the performance for weekday performances, or by 3:00pm ET Friday for Saturday and Sunday performances. Digital tickets will be emailed to winners on the morning of their performance. Enter and find more information at www.luckyseat.com/shows/davidbyrnesamericanutopia-newyork

American Utopia’s standard performance schedule is:
Wednesdays at 8PM
Thursdays at 8PM
Fridays at 8PM
Saturdays at 5PM and 9PM
Sundays at 3PM

Please check www.americanutopiabroadway.com/tickets for special holiday week schedules.

All ticket holders for performances through January 2, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine and will be required to properly wear a mask at all times except while actively eating or drinking when seated. Guests under the age of 12 who are unvaccinated, and those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. See further details and requirements regarding vaccinations, testing and safety protocols here.

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Today, global superstar Stromae returns with ‘Santé,’ a vibrant and welcomed reminder of why the Belgian-born artist, writer, performer, producer, designer and director remains a beloved and important force in music today. Listen HERE.
Out on Darkroom/Interscope Records today, ‘Santé’ is an ode to those who work when others are partying. A call for respect to the seemingly invisible who work around the clock. Upon a South American, cumbia-inspired rhythm, interwoven by synths and beats, Stromae sings “let’s have a toast for the conquerors of the worst work hours. For the new parents lulled to sleep by cries. For the insomniacs by trade…” His tribute twirls from sincere emotion to caustic irony. A master of his craft, Stromae skillfully instills scenes that are both funny and thought provoking. His play on words and vocal range amplify the accuracy of the situations described, and the call for inclusivity — joy and respect for everyone.
The official music video was co-directed by Jaroslav Moravec and Luc Van Haver, and produced by Mosaert - Stromae’s creative label. Through schematic tutorials, the video details everyday heroes who are invited to dance and gradually abandon themselves to a dreamlike party. 

Watch the official video HERE.

‘Santé’ is out everywhere now.

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“The entire dream-pop genre might owe its existence to Dean Wareham” Stereogum

a timeless style that dates back to Lou Reed meeting John Cale
Brooklyn Vegan (Album of the Week)



Photo by Luz Gallardo
Dean Wareham has released his new album I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of L.A via Double Feature Records. The LP marks Wareham’s first singer/songwriter-style new material in almost seven years, but it’s also some of the strongest of his career, which stretches back to the late 1980s, when his group Galaxie 500 changed the face of what we now know as indie rock. You can feel the lineage of that period on the album, particularly in Wareham’s inimitable vocals. The album was recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach with producer Jason Quever (Beach House, Cass McCombs) and a tried and true duo of collaborators: his wife and bandmate in both Luna and Dean & Britta, Britta Phillips on bass, vocals, and keys, and Roger Brogan on drums. Quever also plays considerably on the album across a variety of instruments. 

Leading the release Dean shared the album singles “As Much As It Was Worth It , “Cashing In” and The Past Is Our Plaything.” The singles were picked up by among others, PitchforkETonline, Austin Town Hall, and Under The RadarBrooklyn Vegan picked I Have Nothing To Say To The Mayor Of LA as their album of the weekStereogum listed itIas an album of note and Paste included the LP in their notable releases for October 15 list. The UK’s Uncut picked it as their “Album Of The Month,” giving it a 9/10 rating.  

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Trentemøller Shares Ruminative New Single + Video “All Too Soon”

Trentemøller Shares Ruminative New Single + Video “All Too Soon”
New Album Memoria out early 2022 via In My Room
“His music often feels like a film or an opera, unfolding slowly yet majestically scene by scene.” - Billboard
“[‘In The Gloaming’ is] a dusky synth-streaked dream-pop track” - Stereogum
“Dark... obscure...richly layered in detail.” - HYPEBEAST
“All Too Soon” Single Art by Dóra Dúna
Today, Danish composer, musician, and producer Trentemøller shares his dichotomous new single + video, “All Too Soon.” The track is the latest to be revealed from his upcoming album Memoria, set for release in early 2022 via his own label, In My Room. A master of melding melody with the ethereal, Trentemøller’s “All Too Soon” is a sensory sojourn that lives in the fleeting space where transience and the terrestrial meet. Dry drums meet headlong with sumptuous reverb trails, feedback stabs antagonize lush passages, and whip cracks of spring reverb commingle with tambourine as percussive flourishes, all directed by a simple, circular guitar figure that pivots to a majestic bell peal at the chorus.
“All Too Soon”: Watch / Listen
Once again, longtime collaborator Lisbet Fritze’s elegantly commanding voice, last heard on September’s dreamy “In The Gloaming,” delivers the narrative in a clear expression of unanimity with Trentemøller’s music and lyrics. Examining ostensibly diametric relationships of both light and dark, life and death, day and night, love and hate, “All Too Soon” presents them as dualistic and symbiotic, influencing each other as they interrelate. By the time the song abruptly implodes, we’re left with a feeling that, while it is guaranteed we will all eventually shake off this mortal coil, maybe our time here is just an interstitial part of an eternal arc, masquerading as a finite frame.
Anders Trentemøller’s sixth studio album seems to exist at the confluence of inspiration, coincidence, and maybe even a little bit of the supernatural. A recent, unanticipated drop of four songs, in the form of two singles (“No One Quite Like You” and “Golden Sun”), might leave one surprised to find that a full album’s worth of material was also waiting in the wings. As with most Trentemøller releases, it’s a body of songs that are thematically linked by many melodic threads. Fully assembled, it presents itself as a new form of electronic space pop, complete with elements of longing and solemnity. 
Trentemøller’s 2019 album Obverse was an exercise in what could be done if the prospect of performing the songs onstage wasn’t a factor. It opened up some doors, and signaled a new chapter. Memoria, even considering its resplendence, almost feels like it demands to be presented live as well.
Memoria Track List: 
1. Veil Of White
2. No More Kissing In The Rain
3. Darklands
4. Glow
6. The Rise
7. When The Sun Explodes
8. Dead Or Alive
10. A Summer’s Empty Room
11. Swaying Pine Trees
12. Drifting Star
13. Like A Daydream
14. Linger


Photo Credit: Sofie Nørregaard
Memoria Album Art by Dóra Dúna
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NEW NOISE show 68 - an hour of new music (Featuring Death Valley Girls, Black Midi, Middle Kids and Mdou Moctar)

Coming this FRIDAY October 15th / 3pm PST

NEW NOISE w/ Alexander Laurence (The Portable Infinite) 


This coming Friday at 3pm Pacific Time, Alexander Laurence’s 
cutting edge 1-hour radio show, 
New Noise will broadcast live on RadioKAJW on Live365.

October 15th 2021, Friday at 3pm PST. All new music and some old favorites 
for a great electronic disco party.

Listen to previous shows: https://www.mixcloud.com/infinitealexander/

Featuring Death Valley Girls, Black Midi, Middle Kids and Mdou Moctar

NEW NOISE show 68 playlist
Friday October 15th 2021 3pm

part one
1. DEATH VALLEY GIRLS "It's All Really Kind Of Amazing"
2. BLACK MIDI "John L"
3. MIDDLE KIDS "Stacking Chairs"
4. MDOU MOCTAR "Layla"
5. SASSY 009 "Mystery Boy"
6. PATTI SMITH "Frederick"
7. YES VACANCY "Begin Again"

part two
8. COURTNEY BARNETT "Before You Gotta Go"
9. KIM SALMON "Self Replicator"
10. KACEY MUSGRAVES "Star-Crossed"
12. PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING "Der Rhythmus der Maschinen" 
(feat. Blixa Bargeld)
13. PHOEBE BRIDGERS "Graceland Too"
14. SOHO REZANEJAD "Half The Shore"


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Indigo De Souza @ The Observatory Orange County THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

All photos taken in Santa Ana by Martin Worster

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