Tonight Alive Bring The Get Free Tour to Millvale 3.1/Co-Headlined with Silverstein and support from Broadside and Picturesque

Tonight Alive are celebrating their worldwide charting positions for Underworld. Including the #1 Australian Artists Chart and #11 ARIA Albums Chart in Australia, #4 Current Alternative Albums, #5 Record Label Independent Current Albums and #11 Top Current Rock Albums in the United States, #3 Rock Albums, #6 Independent Albums and a Top 100 Albums spot in the UK while rounding out the Top 50 on Canada’s Alternative Charts, it was an incredibly successful week for the band’s first release on Hopeless Records (UNFD in Australia and New Zealand.) Already heralded by press as some of the band’s best work to date, Underworld is available today on  Spotify,  Apple Music and  iTunes. Physical albums and merch bundles are available at http://smarturl.it/TAUWmerch.
This success has been echoed across radio with Underworld being chosen as Triple J Radio’s feature “album of the week” and the band’s latest single, ” Disappear” premiering as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. Streaming services have been showing their love to the single along with “Crack My Heart” and ” Temple.”  Songs from Underworld have been featured in over 15 Spotify-owned playlists across the platform including New Music Friday, The Scene, Rock This and Crash Course and the band’s monthly listeners have reached nearly 900,000.
Most recently, Tonight Alive released “Crack My Heart,” the brand new single from upcoming album Underworld. On the track, Singer Jenna McDougall shares “The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart. The lyrics follow my conversation with a ‘winged man’, a conscious figure, who offers space and safety to do my healing with. In my experience, when you are seen as your authentic self by another, you come to recognise your reflection more accurately and lovingly. Crack My Heart is a tribute to the way that love from the divine masculine elevates and holds space for the divine feminine to flourish.” Fans can head to http://smarturl.it/CrackMyHeartVideo to check out the accompanying music video.
WhoTonight Alive and Silverstein with Broadside and Picturesque
What: The Get Free Tour
WhenThursday, March 1st, 2018 – Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm
Where: Mr. Smalls Theatre – 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209
Howhttps://tonightalive.com/
Tonight Alive, the now 4 piece since departure of guitarist & writer Whakaio Taahi is composed of vocalist Jenna McDougall, rhythm guitarist Jake Hardy, bassist Cameron Adler and drummer Matt Best. After self-releasing the EPs All Shapes & Disguises and Consider This in 2010, Tonight Alive released What Are You So Scared Of? in2011/2012.  In 2013 the band released The Other Side. The band also contributed the song “The Edge” to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack before releasing their third full length album, Limitless in 2016.

The Brothers Reed – Pittsburgh performance @BlackForgeCoffee

The sibling acoustic duo from Southern Oregon, The Brothers Reed, are on a two-month national tour promoting their brand new album “Three” set to release on Jan.6th. They are performing at Black Forge Coffee House in Pittsburgh on February 15th.

“Their melodies make their music exceptional” – Natalie Johnson (music editor for Sneak Preview)

“…intoxicating sound a light in the darkness of the song craft” – Josh Gross (album review in Rogue Valley Messenger)

Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until two years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.

            With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.  

Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original.   Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

            Winners of 2014’s “Road to Nashville,” competition as well as finalists and crowd favorites of Britt Festivals 2015 “Rising Stars Contest,” the Brothers Reed have quickly risen to regional renown and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. Their sophomore full length, Monster In My Head (released March 2016), is a power-punch follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed debut, Sick As Folk. Moving away from the stripped down approach of Sick As Folk, Monster In My Head combines full band instrumentation with the finest elements of folk, rock, R&B, country and reggae, to create a record that at 17 tracks is an ambitious yet fluid piece of work. The album also marks the group’s first effort at collaboration and features several guest artists including Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills and Nash; Ray Charles; Jazz is Dead), T.J. Eilers (Synrgy, Buckle Rash, The Illies) and Ambur Rose (Roses and Whiskey).

All aspects of the brand including management, website design, graphics, and album production (engineering, recording and mixing) is done completely by The Brothers.  

Find tour dates, merch., and videos at www.thebrothersreed.comSick As Folk and Monster In My Head are available on iTunes, Spotify, and also at www.thebrothersreed.com

 (Photo courtesy of Daniel McCarty of Focal Fire Productions)

 

Ghost Release Live Double Album Ceremony And Devotion

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – DECEMBER 8, 2017 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today released a live double-album entitled Ceremony And Devotion.The album was recorded during the band’s critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017 and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony And Devotion is available to stream and download now via iTunesSpotifyAmazon, and Google Play.

Watch a new music video for live album track “Absolution” HERE.


Ceremony And Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album will be available physically on double CD and double LP on January 19, 2018. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” colored vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-Shirt, will be available exclusively in the Ghost ShopHERE.
Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”.
Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe in a genre stagnated by Nü metal for nearly two decades.
Tracklisting
01 – Square Hammer
02 – From The Pinnacle to the Pit
03 – Con Clavi con Dio
04 – Per Aspera Ad Inferi
05 – Body and Blood
06 – Devil Church
07 – Cirice
08 – Ghuleh
09 – Year Zero
10 – Spöksonat
11 – He Is
12 – Mummy Dust
13 – Absolution
14 – Ritual
15 – Monstrance Clock
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SynthPop Duo, Great Good Fine Ok in Pittsburgh 5/25

Is it possible to be nostalgic for the future? Brooklyn synthpop duo Great Good Fine OK met one evening in 2013 and by the next morning had written their first song together, “You’re the One for Me,” a gauzy, heart-thumping anthem that hit #1 on Hype Machine twice in one month and instantly established the group’s sound with Jon Sandler’s dancefloor falsetto soaring over Luke Moellman’s lush post-Space Age production, the perfect soundtrack for retrofuturism.

An EP, Body Diamond, soon followed, as did a slate of shows at that year’s SXSW festival and a deal with Neon Gold and Epic Records. In 2014 GGFO’s second EP, 2M2H, reached #10 on the iTunes dance chart and featured the St. Lucia collaboration “Something to Believe In,” which premiered on Entertainment Weekly. In keeping with this collaborative spirit, GGFO co-wrote and performed on The Chainsmoker’s single “Let You Go,” recorded a cover of Phil Collins’s “Easy Lover” with fellow Brooklynite Panama Wedding, and produced the song “Shapeshifting” with Irish folk-pop singer Orla Gartland, whom Jon and Luke met after their headlining show at Notting Hill Arts Club in London. They have also remixed songs by St Lucia, Foxes, Twenty One Pilots, Luxley, Little Daylight, and many others.

In the past three years, GGFO have performed shows supporting acts ranging from Tove Lo to X Ambassadors to Penguin Prison and have embarked on four major US tours with Betty Who, Joywave, Magic Man, Vacationer, and Panama Wedding, with four songs reaching #1 on Hype Machine and their single “Take It or Leave It” surpassing ten million plays on Spotify. As anyone who attended the group’s recent sold-out Northeast headlining tour can attest, GGFO has amassed a large contingent of loyal fans who have come to expect over-the-top live performances involving silk kimonos, triggered lights, and histrionic keytar solos, with Jon and Luke backed by drummer Danny Wolf and guitarist Carey Clayton. 2016 has already seen the release of three singles and an EP of GGFO songs remixed by like-minded artists, with more new works ever looming on the horizon. Music blog Indie Shuffle says, “I dare you to find another group in the past two years who has been so prolific and consistent with their releases while at the same time delivering some of the most heavenly signature falsetto vocals known to man.”

http://www.greatgoodfineok.com/

THE BAND

Jon Sandler // vocals

Luke Moellman // keyboards, keytar, MalletKat

Carey Clayton // guitar

Danny Wolf // drums

CHRIS CORNELL RELEASES NEW SONG ‘THE PROMISE’ TODAY

CHRIS CORNELL RELEASES NEW SONG ‘THE PROMISE’ TODAY!

FEATURED IN FORTHCOMING FILM THE PROMISE STARRING CHRISTIAN BALE AND OSCAR ISAAC

PROCEEDS TO INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE 

Chris Cornell releases a new original song entitled “The Promise” today. Chris wrote the song for the forthcoming feature film The Promise, starring Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale and Golden Globe winning actor Oscar Isaac. The Promise is directed by Terry George and will be released in theatres on April 21, 2017 by Open Road Films.

Chris has unveiled a lyric video for the song today which can be seen HERE and the song is now available at all streaming services and digital retailers:

iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/iTunesThePromise

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/ThePromiseApple

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ThePromiseSpotify

Chris will donate his proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee. The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

Chris’s involvement in The Promise stemmed from his close friendship with the film’s producer, Eric Esrailian. Having married into a Greek family, Chris had been exposed for years to stories about similar treatment suffered by the Greeks at the hands of the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire. “If it’s something you or your family members went through, it’s something you’re faced with confronting on a daily basis,” he said.

Immersed in these stories and after further research, he was inspired by the strength and perseverance of those who were affected by these tragic events. Chris aimed to help tell the story of the film, but also to connect it to the kind of brutality we still face today.

“The film and plot are your band mates and the song has to be true to the story and the characters in it,” he added. “’The Promise’ to me is mainly about paying homage to those we lost in the Armenian Genocide, but it’s also about shining a light on more recent atrocities. The same methods used in the Armenian genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis. Unfortunately, the words ‘never again’ seem like just words when we recall these mass executions of the twentieth century, as well as renewed racism and prejudice around the world. Even in the US, the warning signs – isolating groups based on race and religion – are evident. We really need to tell these stories and keep telling them in as many different ways as we can. As humans, we have a tremendous capacity to trudge ahead in our lives and not look at the difficult and challenging moments… but I think it’s important. Educating ourselves on the past is the best way to understand the present and avoid future atrocities by understanding and intervening. We must educate and stand as one to combat this fear and violence, and as citizens of the world, work to protect each other’s human rights.”

Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road, The Shore), The Promise takes place in 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medial student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photojournalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale) has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father. When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men. As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.

To watch the trailer for the film, click HERE and for more information on the film visit http://www.thepromise.movie.

Aisha releases “Fake”

aisha-fakeAisha showcases her creative and unique British spin on American style RnB. The self-admitted perfectionist believes that the UK scene is dominated by urban rap and grime and lacks more soulful RnB sounds, which is what has prompt her to create ‘Fake’.

‘Fake’ follows the story of Aisha’s ex-boyfriend, a compulsive liar, who cheated of her compatible times. She perfectly depicts the relationships storyline and expresses her emotional anger with confidence and elegance.

Aisha grew up listening to American RnB and soul artists such as Lauryn Hill, Faith Evans and Alicia Keys, which shines through her single in regards to her vocal projection and control.

‘Fake’ is out now!

Listen on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-110741001/9-aisha-fake

Available on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fake-single/id1190409472

Bobaflex @Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 13th

Diesel Club Lounge, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 13th

all ages show.
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Originating in Mason, West Virginia, Bobaflex released their 6th full length studio album Anything That Moves on July 17th, 2015.  It was their 7th overall as an EP was released in 2010.   The band has been on a nonstop tour through 2016 to support the effort.   The band has been on the road for the better part of the year.     This last tour will run November 18th – December 22nd and will be time to hit the studio for their next album.

 

Anything That Moves has received radio airplay for the first two singles Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away) and A Spider In The Dark.

 

The idea of Bobaflex formed back in 1998 between brothers, Shaun and Marty McCoy.  At the time, Shaun was attending Marshall University.  The band built up a local following and by March 2003 everything came together and the band was signed by Eclipse Records to release their first full length album Primitive Epic.   They band went on to TvT Records where they released two albums in Apologize for Nothing (2005) and Tales From Dirt Town (2007).   The label went bankrupt in 2009.

 

The band decided to go the independent route and started their own label, BFX Records in 2010 in order to control their own destiny.   They released an EP in 2010 called Chemical Valley which started to put them on the map with their song Bury Me With My Guns On and Chemical Valley.   With the exception of a re-recorded version of 2007’s HOME, all the songs on the EP would become part of their next full release in 2011 Hell In My Heart which featured 16 songs and their top selling single to date Bury Me With My Guns On and their very popular cover of The Sound Of Silence (Simon-Garfunkel).   The album received physical distribution through Megaforce.

 

Hell In My Heart was followed in 2013 with Charlatan’s Web which included three radio singles BAD MAN, I’M GLAD YOU’RE DEAD And NEVER COMING BACK.

 

Bobaflex are:

 

Marty McCoy – guitar / vocals

Shaun McCoy – guitar / vocals

Dave Tipple – guitar / vocals

Tommy Johnson – drums

Jymmy Tolland – bass

 

WEBSITES:

http://www.theofficialbobaflex.com/

https://www.instagram.com/therealbobaflex/

https://twitter.com/bobaflex

https://www.facebook.com/Bobaflex/

https://www.youtube.com/user/theofficialbobaflex/featured

RADKEY Announce Fall Headlining Tour (12/7@Brillobox Pittsburgh) – New Album “Delicious Rock Noise” Out November 11th

With less than a month until the release of their new album, Delicious Rock Noise, RADKEY have announced a US headlining tour for the Fall. Joining the band on these dates are fellow Another Century labelmates The Fame Riot. The upcoming trek kicks off in Colorado Springs, CO on November 11th – which coincides with the release date of the new record. A complete list of dates for the tour can be found at the end of this press release.

RADKEY is also featured in the next issue of Alternative Press, as part of the publication’s “AP Recommends” section. Hear what the leading voice in alternative rock music has to say about the band’s upcoming record:

“Now entering their early twenties, their new record, Delicious Rock Noise, sounds far more mature than their ages would belie. Vocalist/guitarist Dee Radke has a deep and energetic baritone that glides over riffs that’ll have you jumping up and down. His brothers Isaiah and Solomon lay down a tremendously groovy rhythm section, rounding out a powerhouse that sounds so much fuller than just three brothers from Missouri.”

RADKEY – “Dark Black Makeup” (Official Music Video)
Delicious Rock Noise is available for pre-order via CM Distro (which offers multiple bundle options) and various other music retailers. All digital pre-orders come with an Instant Grat download of the track “Dark Black Makeup”.  A complete list of pre-order options can be found below.

Pre-Order Links
CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNcmdistro
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNiTunes
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNamazon
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNspotify

“Delicious Rock Noise is the album we’ve always dreamt of making. Since we were old enough to even think about stuff I think. It was really important to make an album the way we believe rock records should be made, and that’s pretty much writing anything you feel like writing and then recording it because you feel that it rocks exactly the way that you needed it too. Delicious Rock Noise is everything that we are, and we feel so lucky to have been able to make it just the way we wanted to.”
RADKEY – Headlining Tour w/The Fame Riot

Friday, November 11th – The Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
Sunday, November 13th – Neurolux (Boise, ID)
Wednesday, November 16th – High Dive (Seattle, WA)
Thursday, November 17th – Hawthorne Theatre – Lounge (Portland, OR)
Friday, November 18th – The Boreal (Eugene, OR)
Saturday, November 19th – The Ritz (San Jose, CA)
Sunday, November 20th – Neck Of The Woods – Downstairs (San Francisco)
Monday, November 21st – Resident (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuesday, November 22nd – Soda Bar (San Diego, CA)
Wednesday, November 23rd – 191 Toole (Phoenix, AZ)
Friday, November 25th – Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX)
Saturday, November 26th – Sundown @ Granada Theater (Dallas, TX)
Sunday, November 27th – Sidewinder – Insider (Austin, TX)
Tuesday, November 29th – Hi-Tone (Memphis, TN)
Wednesday, November 30th – The Saturn (Birmingham, AL)
Thursday, December 1st – Drunken Unicorn (Atlanta, GA)
Friday, December 2nd – Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC)
Saturday, December 3rd – Comet Ping Pong (Washington, D.C.)
Sunday, December 4th – Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuesday, December 6th – Studio @ Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Wednesday, December 7th – Brillobox (Pittsburgh, PA)
Thursday, December 8th – Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)
Friday, December 9th – The Pike Room (Pontiac, MI)
Saturday, December 10th – The Brass Rail (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Sunday, December 11th – The Stache (Grand Rapids, MI)
Tuesday, December 13th – Cobra Lounge (Chicago, IL)

Ghost Unveils The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify

CHART-TOPPING NEW

POPESTAR EP OUT NOW
BACK TO BACK SOLD OUT DATES AT THE WILTERN THIS WEEK
 
The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify
 
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN- OCTOBER 17,  – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have unveiled a new clip entitled The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify in the wake of the release of their new Popestar EP which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts and sold over 21,000 copies in it’s first week. The release is also the first EP to top the Top Rock Albums chart in its 10-year history.
Popestar was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and is available online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer” and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth). To purchase Popestar now, click HERE.
Additionally, Ghost released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click HERE.
The arrival of the Popestar EP coincided with the launch of the band’s 41-city U.S. headlining Popestar Tour, which kicked off on September 16th. The band will perform at The Wiltern in Los Angeles later this week for back-to-back sold out shows. See below for a complete list of remaining rituals and for more information on upcoming dates, visit www.ghost-official.com.
Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering “Cirice”, which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
Popestar U.S. Tour Dates
October 18 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern SOLD OUT
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern SOLD OUT
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Brooklyn Bowl
October 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
October 27 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
October 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
October 31 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Hard Rock
November 3 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
November 4 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
November 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
November 7 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
November 9 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
November 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
 
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Grammy® Winners Ghost Enter Top Rock Albums Chart At No. 1 With Popestar EP

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN- SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts with their new EP Popestar. Selling over 21,000 copies the release is the first EP to top the Top Rock Albums chart in the chart’s history. Popestar also marks the band’s second No. 1 release on the Hard Rock Albums chart. Additionally, the EP tops the Hard Rock chart in the band’s home country of Sweden.
Popestar was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and is available online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer” and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).To purchase Popestar now, click HERE.
Ghost “Square Hammer”
Additionally, Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click  HERE.
The arrival of the Popestar EP coincided with the launch of the band’s 41-city U.S. headlining Popestar Tour, which kicked off on September 16th. See below for a complete list of remaining rituals and for more information on upcoming dates, visit www.ghost-official.com.
Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering “Cirice”, which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
Popestar U.S. Tour Dates
September 30 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
October 1 – Madison, WI – Sonic Boom Festival
October 2 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
October 3 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
October 4 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
October 5 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
October 7 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
October 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 9 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
October 11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
October 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
October 14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
October 15 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
October 16 – Portland, OR – The Rosalind Theater
October 18 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Brooklyn Bowl
October 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
October 27 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
October 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
October 31 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Hard Rock
November 3 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
November 4 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
November 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
November 7 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
November 9 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
November 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
 
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SUPERJOINT Premieres New Track At Revolver Magazine

unnamed-5SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born.
Mitchell’s idea worked brilliantly, as the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application. Set for release on November 11th, 2016 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records,Caught Up In The Gears Of Application was captured at Nodferatu’s Lair and marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole etc.) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application remains true to SUPERJOINT‘s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.
“The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal,” reflects Bower, “Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature SUPERJOINT sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today’s underground. It’s pissed off! After being on hiatus for eleven-plus years, the chance at a new SUPERJOINT record wasn’t something we took lightly. With newcomers Steven and Joey, we were psyched and eager to get in the Lair and start writing and after two tours with the new lineup, we were able to hit the writing hard! Didn’t take long to accomplish, and we stood and smirked at the playback of what would be the new SUPERJOINT record. With songs like ‘Receiving No Answer To The Knock’ and ‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ we had everything to smirk about! This record brings our viscous style of hardcore back to life. Pissed off with everything to prove, SUPERJOINT is back!”
Adds Anselmo of the offering, “The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology — computers and all that comes with them, mainly — has affected our lives. As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively (music being stolen) and positively (being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible). But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results.”
As a precursor to the release of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application, today Revolver Magazine offers up the confrontational “Sociopathic Herd Delusion,” for communal ingestion. Issues Anselmo simply, “‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ is an absolute SUPERJOINT hook-a-rama done in one-thousand-percent SUPERJOINT form! It’s a state of cerebral address, and thicker than a hundred-year-old deck of collectable boxing cards.”
Start your weekend off with a “Sociopathic Herd Delusion,” courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Preorder bundles for SUPERJOINT‘s Caught Up In The Gears Of Application are available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital preorders, point your browser to iTunes HERE or Apple Music HERE.
SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas with future onstage abrasions to be announced in the coming weeks.
SUPERJOINT:
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Track Listing:
1. Today And Tomorrow
2. Burning The Blanket
3. Ruin You
4. Caught Up In The Gears Of The Application
5. Sociopathic Herd Delusion
6. Circling The Drain
7. Clickbait
8. Asshole
9. Mutts Bite Too
10. Rigging The Fight
11. Receiving No Answer To The Knock

 

Funny or Die: Shawn Mendes Is A Diva

Canadian pop star and teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes may appear sweet and polite on the outside, however behind closed doors he is nothing but a self-absorbed diva!

Shawn Mendes Is A Diva

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VAMPS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NOVEMBER

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 1PM EST TODAY!
 
NEW DOUBLE SINGLE OUT NOW:
 
“INSIDE OF ME” FEAT. CHRIS MOTIONLESS FROM MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
AND
“RISE OR DIE,” CO-WRITTEN BY VAMPS AND RICHARD Z.
 KRUSPE OF EMIGRATE / RAMMSTEIN 
 
(Preview the new music HERE)

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 19, 2016) VAMPS, the visually arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are back! There is a swell of activity surrounding the band, including new songs with major guests, a Fall 2016 headline tour across North America and working on their next full-length album.
VAMPS just dropped not one but two songs with blockbuster features: “Inside of Me” features Chris Motionless from Motionless in White, while “Rise or Die” was co-written with Emigrate and Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe.
The songs are available via Spinefarm Records now. Get them on iTunes and Apple Music HERE or stream them on Spotify HERE. For a preview of the new tracks, go HERE and check out the official music video for “Inside of Me.”
HYDE spoke about the new material, which was written and recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down). “The recording session with Howard Benson and his team was very creative,” Hyde said. “I truly enjoyed writing and recording these new songs. ‘Inside of Me’ contains themes of the forbidden and abstinence. ‘Rise or Die’ is a very catchy rock song that gets the audience pumped up when we play it live. I hope everyone likes these new songs.”
VAMPS will also crash U.S. soil for November headline dates and bring along special guest CITIZEN ZERO whose current single “Go (Let Me Save You)” is available through Wind-up Records and has already climbed up to #23 on the rock radio charts. Find out more about Citizen Zero here.
It’s a welcome return to America for VAMPS and the first time they will tour the U.S. since their special guest stint with SIXX:A.M. in Spring 2015. The tour kicks off November 7 in Los Angeles and will hit select major markets across the U.S., Canada and Mexico throughout November. Tickets go on sale at 1pm EST today – see a full list of dates and ticket links below.
VAMPS are coming back to the States,” enthused K.A.Z. “We will return to some of the cities we performed at with SIXX:A.M. and APOCALYPTICAlast year. We will be playing some new songs and this will be a great tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all the rock fans out there!”
VAMPS just concluded several sold-out shows in their hometown of Tokyo, Japan with support from U.S. rock heavyweights IN THIS MOMENT and Finland’s finest, APOCALYPTICA, the latter of which previously collaborated with VAMPS on the 2015 single “Sin In Justice.”
The rest of 2016 will see VAMPS working on the follow up album to 2015’s Bloodsuckers and the band expects to return to the U.S. for more shows next spring.
VAMPS – North American Tour 2016
With Special Guest CITIZEN ZERO
 
11/6 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF – Social Hall SF Tickets
11/7  – Los Angeles, CA  – El Rey Theater –  El Rey Theatre Tickets
11/10 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro Metropolitan – (On-sale 9/22) Teatro Metropolitan
11/13 -New York, NY  – Irving Plaza –  Irving Plaza Tickets
11/14 – Toronto, ON –  Lee’s Palace  – Lee’s Palace Tickets
11/15    Chicago, IL  – Bottom Lounge  – (On-sale 9/22) Bottom Lounge
 

Civil Youth Announce ‘Behind the Echoes’ Tour & Release “Follow Me” Live Performance Video

CIVIL YOUTH ANNOUNCE
‘BEHIND THE ECHOES’ TOUR & RELEASE
“FOLLOW ME” LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
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Watch “Follow Me” Live Performance Video HERE
Stream Who Rescued Who on Spotify HERE
Dates and Information for the ‘Behind the Echoes’ Tour Below
PHILADELPHIA, PA | SEPTEMBER 15, 2016: Philadelphia’s rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youthmade noise touring the country this summer, opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots and AWOLNATION, and amazing fans with their energetic live performance. Today, Civil Youth is thrilled to announce they are continuing the journey on the ‘Behind the Echoes‘ tour, spanning the East Coast and Midwest. Dates and ticket information can be found below. With the announcement, the band released a thrilling live performance reel featuring their hit track, “Follow Me” to show the fans  the mesmerizing, percussion-soaked atmosphere to expect from a Civil Youth show,  view here.
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10/16 – Washington D.C. @ The Pinch
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
10/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
10/22 – Orlando FL @ Back Booth
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Pourhouse
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/29 – Columbus, OH @ King Ave 5
10/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
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Civil Youth – “Follow Me” Live Performance Video
More About Civil Youth:
CIVIL YOUTH is an indie alternative/rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA. Since their debut in March 2015, Civil Youth has toured nationally and is currently venturing on their 6th U.S. tour. After the release of their debut album, Disguised In Color, Civil Youth has garnered airplay on 134 FM radio stations, landed sync licensing with major networks including MTV, VH1, and E!, and received national press in Alternative Press Magazine.  The band has since released their second full-length album,Who Rescued Who, as well as an acoustic album titled Ossein.

What started as an outlet for lead singer Michael Kepko to express his anxiety and depression while living in Boston, has evolved into a cultural movement backed by a community of thousands of supporters who identify with Civil Youth’s lyrics and music. Civil Youth inhabits each stage with light-up drum solos, crowd chanting, instrument swaps, and stage acrobatics. Between heavy guitar riffs, and poetic rapping, fans of all ages can find a way to connect with Civil Youth. Within a year, Civil Youth has surpassed the caliber of “local band,” making their name known across the United States.

Check out Civil Youth’s latest release, Who Rescued Who on Spotify here.

Civil Youth Online:
YouTube
Spotify
Snapchat: CivilYouth

THE RETICENT Debut New Song: “The Confrontation”

THE RETICENT Debut New Song: “The Confrontation
Dead Rhetoric zine has partnered with Progressive Metal band THE RETICENT for the exclusive premiere of “The Confrontation” from On The Eve of a Goodbye. Stream it at http://deadrhetoric.com/randomness/exclusive-stream-the-reticents-the-confrontation/
Grammy nominated Christopher Hathcock has returned with the fourth album from THE RETICENT. Heaven & Hell Records is pleased to announce the October 5th release of On The Eve Of A Goodbye. Pre-order the album at http://www.thereticent.net/
The album was produced by Jamie King (BTBAM, The Wretched, Scale The Summit), and will be released on limited edition CD with complete lyrics. Check out the official video for album track “The Girl Broken” at this location, as well as “The Comprehension” video here.
This is undoubtedly the most ambitious and intense offering from THE RETICENT to date. An uncompromising autobiographical concept record, On the Eve Of A Goodbye is certain to exceed all expectations, boasting 73 minutes of stirring progressive metal that must be heard in its entirety to grasp the full magnitude.
On The Eve Of A Goodbye is an autobiographical concept album. All of the tracks serve to detail the day before, day of, and day after the suicide of THE RETICENT’s mastermind Chris Hathcock’s childhood friend, Eve.  The songs chronicle his concern for her, her deterioration into self-hatred, and culminates with the tragic act and its aftermath.  Not only a stylistic contrast to previous releases, this album is also intensely more personal than past Reticent albums (which were already emotional purges).  The album is intended to be heard as a single entity rather than a collection of tracks.
“This is an album that is utterly amazing start to finish.” 10/10
 – My Global Mind
“A degree of musical mastery” 
– Jamie King
 
“An album of incredibly well crafted metal and rock.”
 – Shutter 16
Track Listing:
1. 24 Hours Left
2. The Girl Broken
3. The Hypocrite
4. 19 Hours Left
5. The Comprehension
6. The Confrontation
7. The Apology
8. 10 Hours Left
9. The Mirror’s Reply
10. The Postscript
11. 2 Hours Left
12. The Decision
13. Funeral For A Firefly
14. The Day After
15. For Eve
The album was recorded in order in the span of a few days in the summer of 2015 (with a touch up in November 2015).  Producer/Engineer Jamie King (known for previous work with BTBAM, The Wretched, Scale The Summit, etc.) chose to allow Hathcock to do as he needed in the studio as he felt it added greatly to the emotion of the record.  In fact, on the song “Funeral for a Firefly” when trying to record the lead vocal part, Hathcock made it only two lines in before sobbing hysterically as memories and the trauma he had held back for a decade came flooding to the forefront.  After calming to the point that he could catch his breath, Hathcock told Jamie King that he felt unable to record the song.  Jamie encouraged him to try just one more time and if it didn’t work, they’d drop it.  Hathcock went back into the booth and made it through the entire song with constant tears streaming down his face and his voice cracking and quivering as he went through.  Jamie was so affected by the performance he said he wanted to keep the raw performance – as in no edits to the sound so every sniffle and breath could be heard putting the listener in the booth with the despairing singer.
Credits:
All music, lyrics, and narration written by Chris Hathcock
All instruments and vocals performed by Chris Hathcock
except the following:
Narration by Carl Hathcock, Juston Green, and Amanda Caines
Female vocals by Amanda Caines
French Horn by Dr. Nicholas Kenney
Trombone and Trumpet by Matthew Parunak
Tenor Saxophone by Andrew Lovett
Produced by Jamie King
Mixed, Mastered, and Engineered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios
Executive Producer: Chris Hathcock

www.thereticent.net

Jacob Whitesides Releases Debut Album ‘Why?’

WHY? DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON ITUNES SINGER/SONGWRITER CHART
PERFORMING “LOVESICK” ON NBC’S TODAY ON SEPTEMBER 14 AND ABC’S LIVE WITH KELLY ON SEPTEMBER 15
 
 
LOS ANGELES, CA –  September 9, 2016 –  Jacob Whitesides today released his highly anticipated debut full length album WHY? via his own Double U Records. The album debuted at no. 1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and is available now HERE. To celebrate the release ofWhy?, Jacob will perform the album’s lead single “Lovesick” on NBC’s TODAY this Wednesday, September 14 and on ABC’s Live with Kelly this Thursday, September 15. Tune in to NBC at 7:00amand ABC at 9:00am* to catch the performances.
*Check local listings
Why?, produced by Nashville-based David Spencer, showcases the soulful singing and songwriting of an 18-year old whose independent approach has captured the attention of critics and industry tastemakers as well as connecting with millions of fans around the world.
The album is a powerful thirteen-track collection of songs, brimming with standouts like the finger-clicked soul-pop of “Lovesick” (“A fun song about getting in trouble with your girl”) and “Focus,” which reflects on the stress of a love in our current culture of distraction. Whitesides’ songs are, by and large, heartfelt and relatable. Sometimes they’re lighthearted, but even when they’re upbeat, there’s often another level to the lyrics as the listener dives deeper into the music.  “Love Slow” was inspired by the struggle of being 18 and in a relationship, and on “Bury Our Love” when he sings, “I was old before I was young” the line rings particularly true, echoing his musical talents and accomplishments.
Why? is the follow-up to Whitesides two chart-topping EPs A Piece of Me and Faces On Film (both which stood for days at #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart in 2015). A Piece of Me produced the unintentional hit “Not My Type At All.” The track became the No. 1 most requested on Radio Disney and received heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s “Coffee House” alongside such heavyweights as Coldplay, Paul Simon, and Ray LaMontagne. Additionally, Jacob enters his debut album campaign as the only artist to be chosen as MTV’s “Artist to Watch,” Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing,” Pandora’s “Artist to Watch,” and Spotify’s “Artist to Watch” for 2016, all concurrently.
Later this month, Jacob will embark on a fall tour supporting Ben Rector. A list of dates can be found below. Tickets and on-sale information can be found at www.jacobwhitesides.com.
Thu, Sep 22 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
Fri, Sep 23 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
Sat, Sep 24 Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
Thu, Sep 29 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Fri, Sep 30 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
Sat, Oct 01 House of Blues – Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Thu, Oct 06 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Fri, Oct 07 Oklahoma Christian University Edmond, OK
Sun, Oct 09 Rudder Auditorium College Station, TX
Fri, Oct 14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Sat, Oct 15 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
Fri, Oct 21 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Sat, Oct 22 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Sun, Oct 23 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
“He’s built a massive following across social media, which has helped skyrocket his original songs on the Top 40 and singer-songwriter charts.”

Rolling Stone
 
“There is no stopping this humble heart throb.” Teen Vogue
 
“Warning: you are about to fall head-over-heels in love with Jacob Whitesides.” MTV

Make your Monday a little smoother with Stonecold from Machine + Heart

unnamed-9Let us make your Monday a little smoother with this rich and dreamy new track from machineheart, fresh from Spotify’s New MusicFriday playlist…
 
Listen to “Stonecold” 
on Soundcloud HERE and Spotify HERE.
Interview premiered the new track, declaring the “incisive lyricism and honest vocals certainly herald an artistic evolution for the band.”

COUNTDOWN: NYC/Boston Hardcore Band Breaks Up; Flatspot Records Reissues Demo On Vinyl

Boston/New York City-based hardcore outfit COUNTDOWN has ended their run as a band in recent days while on tour. Luckily, Flatspot Records has just re-released the band’s demo on vinyl, immortalizing the tunes in a proper format.
unnamed-1Fully embodying the DIY spirit, COUNTDOWN ‘s sound reflects the works of Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Leeway, and Outburst, while adding their own fresh twist on the timeless punk sound. With half of the members residing in Boston and the other half in NYC, the band still left their mark on the scene with a wide array of tour actions, capturing the attention of the US hardcore scene, and self-releasing a demo. Flatspot Records picked up the act to officially re-release the songs to a wider international audience.
The Flatspot Records vinyl issue of COUNTDOWN’s self-titled demo is available at THIS LOCATION; the digital at iTunesSpotifyBandcamp, and more.

Faith No More Share Video of Full 1986 I-Beam Performance

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2016 – Faith No More, who released We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) on Friday, share video of the band’s full 1986 I-Beam performance: https://youtu.be/7_7kwmBmoW8.

Audio from two of the songs performed that January 13 evening, “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings,” are included on the reissue. The original 10-song album, which has been re-mastered by Maor Appelbaum via the original reels Bill Gould unearthed in his basement, is enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills for Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.” Liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release. We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) is available now on CD/vinyl (http://faithnomore.kungfustore.com), and digital (http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital).

It’s been a busy week for the San Francisco-based band, with Gould, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum and Jon Hudson surprising fans at Chuck Mosley’s San Francisco and Los Angeles shows for a set featuring music from the seminal album.  Photos can be seen here, courtesy of L.A. Record:http://larecord.com/photos/2016/08/22/chuck-mosley-and-friends-the-troubadour.

Original flyer from the 1986 I-Beam show
We Care A Lot originally arrived in November 1985 via Maximum RocknRoll editor Ruth Schwartz’s Mordam Records. The seminal album, boasting the timeless title track, which can still be heard daily on radio stations worldwide, confounded music fans and critics alike. As Pitchfork said in a 2015 article dubbed “The Misunderstanding of Faith No More,” the unpredictable and hard-to-define band “had radically altered the parameters of popular music years before the fabled alternative revolution.” Rolling Stone called it a “raw punk album” while Select Magazine dubbed it “a lustful marriage of mutoid metal and dance floor verve.”

“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene,” Bottum explains, colorfully setting the scene for the original inspiration for the band and We Care A Lot. “That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”

“We felt like it was time to take the next step,” adds drummer Mike Bordin. “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows.  Very stripped down, basic as could be.  The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”

We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) track list:

1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam, SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam, SF, 1986

John 5 Visits Planet of the Apes for New Video

The latest video in a monthly series of releases from guitarist John 5 pays homage to the legendary sci-fi characters of Planet of the Apes with his new single “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”.

Either click on the image to watch or click here.

The song is available for purchase wherever digital music is sold.

 

 

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Art Brut Releases New iPhone + iPad App On iTunes

Click Here To Download Art Brut App On iTunes

 

 

Click Here To Download ‘Top Of The Pops’ Best Of Compilation On iTunes

 

Click Here To Order ‘Top Of The Pops’ Best Of Compilation

 

Art Brut are a part German part English band. The genre they work in is very honest, guitar based pop music. They have been around for 10 years, toured the world numerous times and released four albums ( the last two produced by the legendary front man of the Pixies, Black Francis).

This App is a recommended companion to their recent Best Of album, Art Brut Top Of The Pops.

Old hippies and idiots who only collect vinyl often complain that album artwork has suffered in recent times due to it not being as readily available on huge 12 inch pieces of cardboard. Art Brut disagree, we have embraced the future, 12 inch pieces of cardboard are for squares. Our App – or super futurisitc album artwork if you will – contains previews of the songs from Top of the Pops and includes the exclusive comics that were produced for each of the album’s tracks. Unlike a big piece of cardboard you can carry this around in your pocket. Well… in your phone or iPod in your pocket. And On your iPad, which won’t fit in your pocket.

Phone apps are the new 12 inch pieces of cardboard! Hooray.

Enjoy.Love Art But X

 

Links

Art Brut Website
Art Brut Facebook
Art Brut Twitter
The End Records Website
The End Records Facebook
The End Records Twitter

 

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THE LONE BELLOW SIGNS TO DESCENDANT RECORDS

Hailing from Brooklyn via south of the Mason-Dixon, THE LONE BELLOW has signed to Descendant Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Their self-titled album will be released at iTunes and independent retailers on January 15th with a wide release on January 22nd. Additionally, “Bleeding Out” will be iTunes “Single of the Week” this week. The Lone Bellow has received some impressive early attention – most notably a January 22nd appearance on Conan, NPR’s “First Listen;” and heavy rotation on renowned taste-maker station WFUV. Billboard calls the band “one of The Next Big Things for 2013,” with NPR’s Bob Boilen saying, “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name. The music of The Lone Bellow is born from tragedy and told with heart and simplicity.”

Featuring lead singer and principal songwriter Zach Williams; singer and mandolin player Kanene Pipkin, and guitarist Brian Elmquist, The Lone Bellow have made a name for themselves with their acclaimed live shows in New York and across the country during their stint opening for The Civil Wars. At the heartof it, Zach Williams is an intentional songwriter focused on growing a community, rather than merely finding a following. The Lone Bellow isn’t just a group of musicians; they are an “urban tribe,” a family away from family.

Georgia-born Williams began songwriting in 2005, during a prolonged stay at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center after his wife was thrown from a horse and paralyzed from the neck down. With a dire diagnosis of quadriplegia, there was nothing to do but sit vigil with his group of friends – also artists. While they waited for healing, Zach picked up a guitar and taught himself to play. His wife eventually recovered (her spinal cord, initially thought broken, was terribly bruised) and the couple and their group of friends moved to Brooklyn shortly thereafter.

Williams and the band’s music evolved to reflect his Southern roots, incorporating elements of rock, gospel, country and blues that result in a unique and soul-searing blend of can’t-get-them-out-of-your-head lyrics that spring from a deep emotional reservoir. The upcoming record is a complete work, a “collection of stories embodying tragedy, hope, betrayal and redemption.” The first track “Your Never Need Nobody” is out now. Tour dates below with more to be announced soon:

Jan 21 – Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Café
Jan 24 – Montclair, NJ at Wellmont Theater w/Dwight Yoakam
Jan 25 – Mashantucket, CT at Foxwoods Resort & Casino at MGM Grand w/Dwight Yoakam
Jan 28 – New York, NY in-store performance at Barnes & Noble in Union Square
Feb 5 – New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show)

“Passionate and self-assured, this trio’s debut treads a middle ground between Mumford bombast and neo-folkie navel gazing. They call it ‘Brooklyn country music,’ a rootsy brew flavored with close harmonies and light on hipster pretension.” – Jerry Shriver, USA Today

“songs of survival and redemption, written out of necessity rather than opportunity.” – Stephen Thompson, NPR

“Riding a strong reputation for heartfelt creations and an electric live show, Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow is set to make its mark on the music industry.” – Paste

“…you needn’t look further than the country-fried soul of The Lone Bellow…the Brooklyn-based trio plugs into an old tradition of Folk Americana, and brings it to life in a way that should help keep you warm this winter.” – Deli Magazine

“[The Civil Wars] had some competition in the harmony realm from The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn-based trio cut from the same rootsy fabric.” – Orlando Sentinel

MATT SKIBA AND THE SEKRETS to Release Digital EP on December 4, 2012

After the release of their highly-anticipated debut Babylon earlier this year, MATT SKIBA AND THE SEKRETS will release a digital EP titled Haven’t You? on December 4, 2012 via Superball Music.

The EP will be available for purchase through all major digital outlets, and features two previously unreleased, stripped down tracks. An acoustic version of “Haven’t You?” and an acoustic version of “Voices” are included on the EP, as well as the original version of “Haven’t You?,” taken from their debut album, Babylon. The iTunes release will also include a download of the “Voices” music video, which can be seen here.

MATT SKIBA AND THE SEKRETS has teamed up with ArtistDirect.com to premiere the acoustic rendition of “Haven’t You?” that will be featured on the EP. The track can be heard here: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/exclusive-song-premiere-matt-skiba-and-the-sekrets-haven-t-you-acoustic/10297756

Alternative Press Magazine has described MATT SKIBA AND THE SEKRETS’ music as a combination of “Skiba’s trademark dark-tinged punk sensibilities with an electronic edge inspired by ’80s new wave,” while The Insider claims, “Skiba delves into familiar places, but makes it new and fresh. It will surely please new fans as well as die-hard Alkaline Trio fanatics.”

AC/DC Entire Catalog Finally on iTunes

One of the last holdouts of the old timers, AC/DC finally ended their hold out from distributing music through iTunes as of this morning. iTunes is now offering the “Complete Set” of AC/DC for $149.99, as well as the “Studio Collection” for $99.99, ringtones, the group’s new live album ‘Live At River Plate’, and of course individual albums.
Another holdout, Kid Rock, has also announced sales on iTunes of his new effort.
About time that these guys just give the fans what they wanted all along.

Head over to iTunes now.

PIG DESTROYER Re-Signs to Relapse Records

Fresh on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fifth album Book Burner, The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER have re-signed with their long time record label home Relapse Records.

The band commented on the re-signing with Relapse:

“Super excited to be a part of the extraordinary Relapse Records again! A song comes to mind in the melody of the “Team America” jingle. “Relapse, FUCK YEAH! Once again, signing a muthafuckin contract!”
– Adam Jarvis

“Relapse has been a great home for both ANb and PIG DESTROYER since the very early days. We’re not an easy band to deal with but Relapse has been patient, enthusiastic, and accommodating to our headache-inducing schedules, our strict adherence to not touring or behaving like a normal band, and just generally being pains-in-the-asses. We wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
– Scott Hull

“I don’t always sign contracts with record labels, but when I do, I choose Relapse.”
-jR Hayes

Book Burner which was released October 22nd features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records and iTunes.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

VOIVOD releases “Mechanical Mind” digital single

Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have released the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, Target Earth (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America), today. “Mechanical Mind” is now available on all digital platforms; to download the track on iTunes, please click here. The “Mechanical Mind” 7″ vinyl will be available exclusively at CM Distro soon (with the VOIVOD skull etching by the band’s own drummer Away as the “b-side”). The 7″ will be available in the following colors and quantities:

300 black
100 red
100 blue

To hear “Mechanical Mind,” please head over to Pitchfork.com for the track stream.

VOIVOD has also announced their only US appearance this year: on November 17th, the band will support NEUROSIS in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. For more event information, please click here.

To get the latest VOIVOD updates, be sure to download the band’s new free app for mobile smart phones here:

iPhone
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voivod/id543666457?mt=8
Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilecartel.voivod&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5tb2JpbGVjYXJ0ZWwudm9pdm9kIl0.
Blackberry
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/130055/?lang=en

Stay tuned for more news about Target Earth and VOIVOD coming soon!

VOIVOD live 2012
10/11–Loppen–Copenhagen, Denmark **with UNKIND**
10/12–Betong–Oslo, Norway **with UNKIND**
10/13–Brew House–Gothenburg, Sweden **with UNKIND**
10/14–Hafenklang–Hamburg, Germany **with UNKIND**
10/16–Cassiopeia–Berlin, Germany **with UNKIND**
10/17–Progresja–Warsaw, Poland **with UNKIND**
10/18–HooDoo Club–Prague, Czech Republic **with UNKIND**
10/19–Dürer Kert–Budapest, Hungary **with UNKIND**
10/20–Bloom Club–Mezzago (Milan), Italy **with UNKIND**
10/21–Bad Bonn–Düdingen, Switzerland
10/22–Le Korigan–Luynes, France
10/23–Totem–Pamplona, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/24–Cine Teatro–Corroios, Portugal
10/25–Capitol–Santiago de Compostela, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/26–La Riviera–Madrid, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/27–Razzmatazz 2–Barcelona, Spain **with ARCH ENEMY**
10/30–MILK Club–Moscow, Russia
10/31–Nosturi–Helsinki, Finland
11/17–Fox Theater–Oakland, CA **with NEUROSIS, YOB**