CODE ORANGE SHARE ADULT SWIM SINGLE “ONLY ONE WAY”

https://as-embed-player.adultswim.com/singles/2017/?trackid=9c887212-b042-4cce-a173-dec00fe7b9c3

Code Orange have shared “Only One Way,” which is streaming today via Adult Swim’s Singles Series.  Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, “Only One Way” is the first new music from the band since the release of their widely acclaimed LPFOREVER, which earned Code Orange a Grammy nomination and topped several “Best of 2017” lists including: Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2017,” Revolver’s “20 Best Albums of 2017,” and The Independent’s “Top 20 Rock & Metal Albums of 2017.”

Code Orange commented on the new track explaining, “We wanted to write a song that felt like something structurally sound and melodic, being chewed up and spit out by a machine; our machine.”   The band added, “We plan to release material on a more regular basis in an attempt to break down rock and metal’s formulaic pattern of long breaks between outputs. This means we must work twice as hard, so we will. The hurt will go on. The end will never come…”

LISTEN: AdultSwim.com/Singles

Code Orange will be embarking on a UK Tour starting in April (full dates here).

Metallica Announces ‘Now That We’re Live’ Rehearsal Special — Event To Be Streamed Live From Baltimore Exclusively On Facebook Live On May 9th At 9:00 PM EST

NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF WORLDWIRED TOUR
 KICKS OFF MAY 10TH
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 2, 2017 – Metallica today announced “Now That We’re Live,” a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Tuesday May 9th at 9:00 PM EST, the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the WorldWired Tour 2017.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy® Award winning band will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.
The ‘Now That We’re Live’ rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety (including their current single, “Now That We’re Dead”). The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the WorldWired tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via Metallica.com and the band’s Facebook page.
Said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, “We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you’ll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American Summer run.”
A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at Metallica.com.
Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.
Metallica’s most recent album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.
See below for a list of all confirmed dates and visit www.Metallica.com for more info.
WorldWired Live Dates
May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+
*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H
ABOUT METALLICA
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.  In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week.

Local Natives at Stage AE on 3.18

LA’s Local Natives have a headlining show at Pittsburgh‘s Stage AE on Sat. March 18th. The band just shared a new music video for their ‘Sunlit Youth’ LP single “Dark Days” (ft. vocals by The Cardigans’ Nina Persson) ahead of their headlining shows throughout March and April. Watch here: http://found.ee/LD_WatchDarkDays

“Dark Days is a bit of a misleading name. It’s a nostalgic song about high school first loves and all the intensity and tension surrounding them, mixed with a little dose of religious guilt. Growing up in Southern California, we didn’t have many days without sun. Dark Days brought to mind good memories of swimming on rainy days and sneaking out to your girlfriend’s house.
 
We’d never done a duet before and when we brainstormed on our favorite female vocalists, Nina Persson immediately came to mind.  We’d never met or had any connection to her prior, but she gave us a chance and we’re so happy to have her beautiful voice on our record. 
 
This footage is from the past two years of making Sunlit Youth. Instead of just going to a ‘proper studio’ in LA, we used most of our recording budget to travel and work in some beautiful locations. Our friend Jonathan came along and filmed us in Thailand, Malaysia, Joshua Tree, Ojai, Nicaragua and London. Not really sure why Taylor was naked…”

The tour will lead them back to the west coast to perform at both weekends of Coachella; the band is also confirmed for the Hangout Music Festival, Governor’s Ball, and Osheaga festivals this summer. ‘Sunlit Youth’ was released on September 9th, 2016 via Loma Vista and earned praise from outlets including NPR, The FADER, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, NY Mag‘s Vulture, and many more, in addition to performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and Conan.

Local Natives tour dates:
MAR. 16          TORONTO, ON                        DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
MAR. 17          BUFFALO, NY                          TOWN BALLROOM
MAR. 18          PITTSBURGH, PA                    STAGE AE
MAR. 19          BALTIMORE, MD                     RAMS HEAD LIVE
MAR. 21          CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA         THE JEFFERSON THEATER
MAR. 22          ASHEVILLE, NC                       THE ORANGE PEEL
MAR. 24          SAXAPAHAW, NC                    HAW RIVER BALLROOM
MAR. 25          ATHENS, GA                            GEORGIA THEATRE
MAR. 26          OXFORD, MS                           THE LYRIC
MAR. 27          KNOXVILLE, TN                       THE MILL & MINE
MAR. 29          LOUISVILLE, KY                      MERCURY BALLROOM
MAR. 30          CLEVELAND, OH                     AGORA THEATRE
MAR. 31          ROYAL OAK, MI                       ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE
APR. 1             COLUMBUS, OH                      EXPRESS LIVE! PAVILION
APR. 3             COVINGTON, KY                     MADISON THEATER
APR. 4             COLUMBIA, MO                      THE BLUE NOTE
APR. 5             MADISON, WI                          MAJESTIC THEATRE
APR. 7             DES MOINES, IA                     WOOLY’S
APR. 8             OMAHA, NE                             SLOWDOWN
APR. 11           MISSOULA, MT                       THE WILMA
APR. 12           SPOKANE, WA                        THE KNITTING FACTORY
APR. 13           BOISE, ID                                KNITTING FACTORY
APR. 15           INDIO, CA                                COACHELLA
APR. 17           SAN DIEGO, CA                      THE NORTH PARK THEATRE
APR. 19           POMONA, CA                          FOX THEATER
APR. 22           INDIO, CA                                COACHELLA
MAY 19-21      GULF SHORES, AL                  HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 28            LIVERPOOL, UK                      LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY
MAY 31-JUN. 4 BARCELONA, ES                    PRIMAVERA SOUND
JUN. 2-4           NEW YORK, NY                       GOVERNOR’S BALL
JUN. 18            MORRISON, CO                      RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE
JUL. 28             BERKELEY, CA                       GREEK THEATRE
AUG. 4-6          MONTREAL, QC                      OSHEAGA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Refraction and Rebirth: The New Rise of Local Natives

 

Let’s think about our musical heroes for a second. How few of our favourite artists rose from a burst of brilliant light and then rode that one, simple wavelength across an entire career. Those who have truly built a lasting lot, one with arcs, evolution, and focus—the icons who hold up the mirror to nature and push themselves to grow and change and persevere, and who challenge us, the listeners and fans, to follow them on their glorious, circuitous paths—those are the heroes who will truly live forever.

In 2010, Local Natives galvanised a musical scene in Southern California, crafting a sound that they loved, and that others flocked to in turn, with the breakout success of their debut album, Gorilla Manor. The five-piece from Los Angeles featuring Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Nik Ewing, and Matt Frazier have since created a series of different cathartic chapters informed by their constantly changing surroundings.

The band’s second album, 2013’s brooding and lovely Hummingbird, was born out of a period of darkness, a time spanning loss, grief and change. It was, as Rice calls it, an “existential nightmare” and a difficult writing process, but is remembered fondly by its authors as a beautiful and honest representation of who and where the band was at the time. After a multi-year tour that required the group to relive the dark introspection night after night within the explosive enthusiasm of their stage show, Local Natives were ready to transition into their next phase and to begin writing a new record with an entirely fresh perspective.

As the band began to grow, so too grew its lens, and suddenly the “indie rock” lens cap did not seem to fit any longer. These 30-year-old Los Angelenos had seen the world and heard its sounds, and knew, deep down, that there was more in them. And, as in the style and paths of those arcs of our heroes, when Local Natives filtered this whole new layer of influences through their spectrum, the result is an everywhere-you-turn showcase of vision and virtuosity and their grandest statement yet: their third album, Sunlit Youth.

“Coming out of Hummingbird, I think we took our time,” Rice says. “Part of that was to hit a reset, but also the whole process of this new album was very different. We made sure we were connecting to the joyfulness of making music and what inspired us, and we let that lead us. These songs have this outward effusiveness to them. We threw out our band rulebook and tried to push our dynamics and to think differently.”

The first step in this leap of faith was their songwriting process. As opposed to culling song ideas from jamming together as a group as in the past, the band’s core trio of songwriters Rice, Ayer, and Hahn each produced songs on their own more frequently than ever before, rendering each writer prolific and vastly increasing the number of songs brought to the group space. “That just made us so much more productive,” Rice says. “It was more fun and more free. We wrote fifty songs for this album. I think the record shows that it was chosen from a much larger batch of songs.”

“It took us a second to get used to the idea that no matter how much you slam your head against the wall, a song isn’t going to be great unless everything truly comes together,” Ayer says. “We just focused on the good ideas and knew what to chase. I think getting better at writing songs means knowing what to grab and what to throw away. It’s better to see potential. This record is definitely a testament for us that if you write fifty songs, you’re gonna get ten or twelve that you really love.”

The kick-start album-opener “Villainy” signifies the band’s unbridled new energy and huge ambitions. As Rice sings “I want to start again / sunset’s new babbling man,” electronic notes sputter and swirl, rising and setting as drums pound and keys light the path. It heralds more of a focus in that energy—something the band has had in spades since the beginning—than a change in direction, and the way it reaches beyond the rafters and straight into the sun points the way for the tracks to follow.

As Hahn says, “We’ve gotten older and gotten better at our instruments. There’s a confidence in that, and a confidence to be selfish. You start thinking, ‘What do I want to hear?’ Forget about what we’ve done and what people expect. This is a song that I would want to hear. Selfishly, within the band, if we like this, it doesn’t matter if anyone else does. ‘Villainy’ was born out of listening to sounds that I would have never listened to for Gorilla Manor. We just wanted all the new stuff to have a different energy, and to challenge ourselves to do something different each time.”

Across the album, the band does just that, delving into dancier, poppy moments on “Past Lives” and “Masters,” Fleetwood Mac-inspired dark pop on “Dark Days”, blue-eyed-soul stomp on “Coins,” and prospective anthems on “Fountain of Youth” and “Call Me On.” And while this is new ground for Local Natives to some degree, the sound never loses those qualities that made us fall in love with them in the first place, an accomplishment the band endears to simply following their desire to please themselves.

What has always been there for Local Natives is their meticulous crafting of musical elements while constantly pushing and pulling melody, harmony, and rhythmic components from within their construct and out into the cosmos. Their method lends to a dynamic beyond cerebral execution and into pure, unbridled emotional and energetic territory. As the hedges grow higher in our minds, the band has tapped into that which got the seeds planted in the first place, and the result is an empowering concept of eternal life embodying what Sunlit Youth is all about.

“The record is optimistic and does suggest this feeling that we—as individuals, as society—have the power to take life wherever we want. It’s exuberant and joyful but I think we have a self-awareness in this world now that you can’t have when you’re twenty years old and making your first record. We’re realising that there’s a cyclical nature to it all and there’s always a new perspective. I think it’s this optimistic vision of how the world works, and this album is about facing those realities. A concept like ‘Fountain of Youth’ isn’t an individual, selfish desire to live forever, it’s more the kind of regenerative way that the world is made over and over again. We can do our small part, even if you don’t know how it’s going to affect the change. That is what optimism and changing the world into what you want is. It’s a metaphor. We could connect each of these songs to that feeling of empowerment. ‘Sunlit Youth’ evokes that feeling. It feels like a nice wrapping-up of this trilogy of who we are: these Southern California kids who grew up feeling like the world was this endless possibility. We make music for a living. It’s the most insane thing that any of us would have imagined.”

Looking back upon their own youths yet constantly moving forward to the future, Local Natives have embraced their evolution and made what could be seen as the most Local Natives-sounding album of their young careers.

 

Sunlit Youth was released September 9 on Loma Vista Recordings

http://localnatives.com/

TUNE IN: Grouplove to Perform Tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden

NEW ALBUM BIG MESS OUT NOW VIA
CANVASBACK MUSIC/ATLANTIC RECORDS
 
12:37 EST/PST* to watch Grouplove perform “Welcome To Your Life”
off their new album

Big Mess. 
*Check local listings
Big Mess was released last Friday via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records 
and is available digitally HERE and physically HERE now. 
 
Next month, Grouplove will embark on the North American leg of their Big Mess World Tour. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.