kurt.riley+praxis Releases Gothic Cyberpunk Single & Darkly Futuristic Music Video, “Free”!

kurt.riley praxis 10 photo Csilla Kajtar

New York based Metapop band kurt.riley+praxis has released the official music video for their darkly synth pop infused new single, “Free.” The fourth track from their upcoming, science fiction themed opus, Chrome Empire, “Free” was preceded by the releases “FTR SHK,” “Say You Love Me,” and “Evergreen.” Using the story of an android that has gained self-awareness, the Chrome Empire album addresses topics such as climate change, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality by way of a sci-fi narrative and hook-laden songwriting.


“’Free’ is my attempt to encapsulate what it feels like to be born on the morning after Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ – in the afterglow of the Cold War, born during the consumerist apex of the Nineties in the West…watching the towers fall on television…receiving a bleak inheritance of climate change, irrevocable student loan debt, social inequality, and increasing totalitarianism. Feeling trapped amidst the end of empire, within circumstances one feels helpless to control or improve. Even that last inch – the toaster, TV, and steel-belted radials of Howard Beale’s – even that isn’t left to us, as a mid-century, middle-class existence simply becomes too expensive for all but the upper echelons of society. And so many of us are too exhausted to be mad as hell anymore. We’re just heartbroken.” – kurt.riley+praxis

Click for Limited edition CD copies of “Free”

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Riley’s colorful career includes records produced by Beyoncé/FKA Twigs/Run The Jewels collaborator BOOTS and Grammy Award-winning engineer Will Russell. He has performed at events across New York, including the Ithaca Festival, the CFCU Summer Concert SeriesMusic Is Art Buffalo, and at The Center for the Arts of Homer.

The recipient of a grant from the NY State Council on the Arts & the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, NY, Riley has been named one of the best live performers in the region by The Ithaca JournalSirius/XM Radio has broadcast his music internationally via satellite, and Riley’s music has been broadcast on terrestrial stations in Toronto, Memphis, Portland, and beyond.

kurt.riley praxis 2 photo Allie Torrens Markov


LACUNA COIL Launches Social Network with Mobile Backstage

Italian sextet LACUNA COIL ha launched their own social network / fan community via Mobile Backstage. Fans around the world will be able to connect with the band and other fans in real time, share photos, videos and audio, get the latest updates, invite friends and follow LACUNA COIL on the road.

The application is available via the band’s website and Facebook and through iPhone and Android smart phones. Join the community here and connect with LACUNA COIL and other fans during their upcoming “Dark Legacy” European tour that is kicking off this weekend.

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/app/lacuna-coil-mobile-backstage/id564778173
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilebackstage.lacunacoil

In support of their latest album, DARK ADRENALINE, the special “Dark Legacy” shows will feature a set of more than two hours, with material spanning all of LACUNA COIL’s albums. LACUNA COIL front-woman Cristina Scabbia commented, “The Dark Legacy tour is a dream come true! This tour will present the history of LACUNA COIL, melding old fans with a new generation of Coilers. The Dark Legacy set will offer both the electric and acoustic vibe and absolute melodic epicness!” Front-man Andrea Ferro added, “We wanted to give our fans a special present for LACUNA COIL’s fifteenth anniversary and that was the inspiration for the Dark Legacy tour. The Dark Legacy show will be very special, with a lot of our history in a surprise-filled set. You won’t want to miss it!”

“Dark Legacy” European Tour Dates:
20.10.2012 (BE) Wieze – Metal Female Voices Fest
22.10.2012 (GB) Norwich – Waterfront
23.10.2012 (GB) Wolverhampton – Wulfren Hall
25.10.2012 (GB) Glasgow – Garage
26.10.2012 (GB) Manchester – Academy 2
28.10.2012 (GB) London – Koko
29.10.2012 (FR) Paris – L’Alhambra
31.10.2012 (NL) Amsterdam – Melkweg
01.11.2012 (BE) Torhout – Club De B
03.11.2012 (DE) Bochum – Matrix
04.11.2012 (DE) Hamburg – Knust
06.11.2012 (DE) Augsburg – Kantine
07.11.2012 (DE) Frankfurt – Batschkapp
09.11.2012 (DE) Leipzig – Anker
10.11.2012 (DE) Berlin – C-Club
12.11.2012 (NO) Oslo – John Dee
13.11.2012 (SE) Stockholm – Gota Kallare
15.11.2012 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
17.11.2012 (CZ) Prague – Futurum
19.11.2012 (PL) Warsaw – Proxima
20.11.2012 (SK) Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
21.11.2012 (AT) Vienna – Flex
23.11.2012 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
24.11.2012 (IT) Gualtieri (RE) – Tempo Rock Club
25.11.2012 (IT) Trezzo Sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club

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