Mastodon to Appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage on April 3rd

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March 16th, 2017 – (Burbank, CA) – MASTODON have announced their first live late night televised appearance in support of their new album Emperor of Sand, which will be released via Reprise Records on March 31st. The band will perform on the outdoor stage at ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 3rd,  and  the following day, April 4th, a rare, intimate show at Amoeba Music Hollywood, 6400 Sunset Blvd., at 5 pm.
Beginning on Friday, March 31st, fans who purchase Emperor of Sand at Amoeba Hollywood will receive admission to the in-store and a limited-edition “MASTODON Live at Amoeba” lithograph commemorating the show. Admission is limited to in-store orders only and two LP/CD + ticket per person.  Admittance lines for the in-store will form on Ivar Avenue beginning at 2 pm on April 4th and is limited to first purchasers and the store’s capacity.
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The Head and the Heart Release Video for “Rhythm & Blues”, March 1 @TheBenedum



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2016 was a banner year for The Head and the Heart. They released their latest album Signs of Light to critical acclaim, reaching #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Rock Albums chart. They played to packed crowds and sold out shows all over the world and appeared on late night and daytime television, playing their hit single on Conan, Ellen, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
This week was another outstanding week at radio for the band with “All We Ever Knew” coming in #1 most added at Hot AC, while simultaneously the second single “Rhythm & Blues” was #1 most added at Alternative radio.  In addition, “Rhythm & Blues” is top 5 and growing at AAA.
Today, they release the video for their second single “Rhythm & Blues,” directed by Michael Reich. The concept for the video was born from an idea piano player Kenny Hensley had and informed by the 90s music videos the band grew up watching.

The band remarked on the video, saying, “After going nostalgic and sentimental for the ‘All We Ever Knew’ video, we decided to team up with the great director, Michael Reich, for ‘Rhythm & Blues.’ Michael ended up creating something truly weird, inspiring and ultimately, very US.”

The Head and the Heart have also announced another run of tour dates which will see them playing Madison, Pittsburgh, Burlington and more with Whitney, Springtime Carnivore, and Mt. Joy. You can also catch the band at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Hangout Music Festival, LaureLive Festival and Sasquatch! Festival.
Upcoming Tour Dates
2.7.17 – One Big Holiday – Riviera Maya, MX
2.21.17 – Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI *
2.22.17 – Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI *
2.23.17 – The Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN *
2.24.17 – Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL *
2.25.17 – The Palace Theater – Columbus, OH *
2.27.17 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI *
2.28.17 – Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI *
3.1.17 – Benedum Center for the Performing Arts – Pittsburgh, PA *
3.2.17 – SUNY Buffalo – UB Center for the Arts – Buffalo, NY **
3.4.17 – State Theater of Ithaca – Ithaca, NY **
3.5.17 – Flynn Theatre – Burlington, VT **
3.6.17 – State Theatre – Portland, ME **
3.7.17 -Smith College –  John M. Greene Hall – Northampton, MA #
3.9.17 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN #
3.10.17 – Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC #
3.11.17 – North Charleston Performing Arts – Charleston, SC #
3.12.17 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA #
4.7.17 – Grand Sierra Theatre – Reno, NV
4.8.17 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
4.9.17 – Soma – San Diego, CA
4.11.17 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
4.12.17 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
4.15.17 – Coachella – Indio, CA
4.22.17 – Coachella – Indio, CA
5.18 – 5.21.17 – Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL
5.26-5.28.17 – Sasquatch! Festival – George, WA
6.2 – 6.4.17 – Governor’s Ball Music Festival – New York, NY
6.8 – 6.11.17 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
6.11.17 – LaureLive Festival – Russell Township, OH
8.02.17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO <
* w/ Whitney
** w/ Springtime Carnivore
# w/ Mt. Joy
< w/GroupLove

Signs Of Light Tracklisting
1. All We Ever Knew
2. City of Angels
3. Rhythm & Blues
4. False Alarm
5. Dreamer
6. Library Magic
7. Turn It Around
8. Colors
9. Take a Walk
10. Oh My Dear
11. I Don’t Mind
12. Your Mother’s Eyes
13. Signs of Light
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Signs of Light:
In 2014, exhausted after four years of non-stop touring, the six members of The Head and the Heart pointed their individual compasses to new cities, new relationships and new adventures. Pianist Kenny Hensley learned to fly planes and enrolled in kung-fu training in China, while bassist Chris Zasche packed up a camper and went off the grid in the Canadian Rockies. Drummer Tyler Williams put down stakes across the country and immersed himself in the burgeoning music scene in Richmond, Va., while vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Charity Rose Thielen honed her compositional skills by writing for such legends as Mavis Staples.
After his own cross-country trip to reconnect with family and friends, vocalist/guitarist Jonathan Russell traveled to Haiti and found inspiration working with the non-profit Artists For Peace And Justice. “When I found out we were going to have a significant amount of time off, I saw it as an opportunity to touch base again – to listen to what other people were saying and what they were going through,” he says. “I really wanted to make sure that I reconnected with a world that was starting to feel farther and farther away.”
When The Head and the Heart regrouped last summer in Stinson Beach, Ca., to start writing together again, “it almost felt like we were a new band, trying things we hadn’t tried,” Zasche recalls. “We stayed at a bungalow on the beach. We’d wake up, have coffee and go boogie boarding. We were ready and excited to be back together.”
That renewed sense of purpose can be felt throughout Signs of Light, the group’s first release for Warner Bros. Records. “This album isn’t about us now having achieved our dreams,” says Thielen. “The day we started being able to live off our art was the day we achieved our dreams, in my mind. This is the album where we really fell into our true voices as those artists.”
Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), Signs of Light crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart’s finest work. Lead single “All We Ever Knew,” which was written during the Let’s Be Still era but never captured to the band’s satisfaction until now, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, while “Turn It Around” seems primed to be a future concert staple, matching its inspirational message with a lush and multi-layered soundscape.
Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal. The propulsive, smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles “City Of Angels” and the head-nodding “Rhythm & Blues” nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the organ-flecked “Dreamer” is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have been beamed straight out of an old jukebox.
“Jay was really adamant about getting a great performance,” Russell says. “We have all the tools in the world to make something sound real or more excitable, but it’s never really as true as the band in the room for the whole take. ‘City Of Angels’ – we had previously re-cut that song and played it so many times. But within two takes in Nashville, we nailed it. It felt like we were playing on a massive stage in front of tons of people.”
The Head and the Heart’s 2011 self-titled debut album captured a nascent but undeniable creative partnership between six strangers thrown together by little more than a shared love of music. It became one of Sub Pop Records’ best-selling debut releases ever, and rocketed the band to acclaim well beyond its then-home base in Seattle. The formative experiences that followed both on and off the stage heavily informed the 2013 follow-up “Let’s Be Still,” which continues to remind Russell of “the stale beer, bleach and potato chips from all the venues we saw once this became our livelihood.”
On Signs of Light, that gamut of emotions is felt most deeply on the Josiah Johnson-penned title track, which none of the other members had ever heard until they happened to walk in on him playing it over and over at the piano during pre-production in El Paso, Texas. “It was one of those moments where no one talks,” Russell remembers. “No one needs the chords; no one is looking up. You simply pick up your instrument and play. The next thing you know, nearly 10 minutes have gone by and you have no idea how or why or what just happened.”

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

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.

The Suffers @ Diesel Club on 9/27

*Debut Self-Titled Album Now Available On iTunesAmazon & Spotify*

Watch The Suffers’ Music Video For “Midtown” on Saint Heron & “Peanuts” on Afropunk
Watch The Suffers Perform “Midtown” & “Peanuts” On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Watch The Suffers Perform “Gwan” on Late Show With David Letterman 
Watch The Suffers’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Here:
“If you can’t do this, get out of the business!”
– David Letterman
“They’re the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing”
“‘Make Some Room,’ opens with a blast of classic-sounding R&B horns 
and spends the next four and a half minutes subtly shifting from slinky to soaring and back again.”
Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble, The Suffers, have announced additional fall tour dates with special guests Jakübi! The tour will now run through November 20th and hit 7 more cities across the US. Check out the full list of dates below!  The band officially released their debut self-titled album on February 12th, which is now available on iTunesAmazon & Spotify.Surrounding the release, The Suffers performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live (!
Last year brought the band to new heights, as they played 150+ shows across North America, visited NPR in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert, and made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman.
Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo,guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, XPoNential Festival, Landmark Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, LouFest, AmericanaFest, UTOPiAfest, SXSWFree Press Summer FestivalUntapped Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, and more. The Suffers have remained a local favorite, accepting 20 Houston Press Music Awards in the last three years.
For further information on The Suffers, please visit:

Smallpools new Mason Jar GROUPLOVE remix + New Tour Dates with GROUPLOVE

Smallpools live dates:


3/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
4/03 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
4/05 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s *
4/07 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
4/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
4/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre *
4/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
4/30 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Power & Light District Outdoor Stage *

Smallpools live on Jimmy Kimmel:
“Dreaming” HERE
“Over & Over” HERE

Upcoming tour mates GROUPLOVE remixed “Mason Jar” together with Captain Cuts. The track was premiered by EARMILK HERE and you can hear it on Smallpools’ soundcloud HERE. Last week, Smallpools announce their upcoming March/April tour withGROUPLOVE and MS MR, which will bring them back to Austin, TX which they visited forAustin City Limits as well as visits to Washington, DC, Atlanta, Arizona and New York for instance.

Last month, the LA band made their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their single “Dreaming” which you can see HERE. The foursome consist of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums), the band will divide their time between the studio working on the full-length debut and live shows.

The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim. Neon Gold calls“Mason Jar” a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools’ youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.” The indie pop band shared a “Dreaming” remix by The Chainsmokers HERE. In addition NYLON Magazine premiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”. Check out more from their Billboard interview.
Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts and instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of its revealing. You can hear “Dreaming” HERE. Smallpools explains his song by saying: “In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out.  A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” 

 “Smallpools’ opening statement sounds like it was written to be one of alternative radio’s songs of the summer, with its exuberant, helium-voiced Passion Pit vocal riffage; sparkling, hi-fi production; and young-and-invincible ‘tude.”
– Billboard

“”Dreaming” is alt radio gold with extreme crossover potential, the kind of song that only comes along a few times a year, and rarely on a debut single.”  – Neon Gold

Ladies and gentleman, your summer anthem has arrived. – Pigeons & Planes

Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out on RCA Records):
01. “Dreaming”
02. “Mason Jar”
03. “Over & Over”
04. “No Story Time”

Feel Free To Share:
“Mason Jar” (Monsieur Adi Remix) HERE
Smallpools “Dreaming” acoustic HERE
“Dreaming” behind the scenes video HERE
“Dreaming” (Magic Man Remix) HERE via Interview Magazine HERE
Smallpools EP out on RCA Records – free to share HERE
Music Video “Dreaming” HERE
“Dreaming” HERE
“Dreaming” (The Chainsmokers Remix) HERE
“Dreaming” (Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix) HERE
“Dreaming” (Zookëper Remix) HERE
Download HERE
iTunes HERE
Amazon HERE

The Wild Feathers Performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight / Rachael Ray Performance 12/10

The Wild Feathers are set to make their debut appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight (ABC, 11:35PM ET/PT), performing their acclaimed single “The Ceiling,” which the Minneapolis Star Tribune called “perhaps the most elegantly crafted song of the year.”  The Nashville five-piece is performing “Got It Wrong” onRachael Ray December 10th.


“Got It Wrong” is the new single off the band’s self-titled debut album, which opened at #1 on the BillboardHeatseekers chart. The Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris)-produced release came out August 13th via Warner Bros Records.


The Wild Feathers have spent 2013 on the road, putting well over 200 shows behind them. They have played with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, ZZ Ward, Gary Clark Jr., Dawes and more, with stops at the Sasquatch and Hangout Festivals, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Nashville’s Live on the Green and the Austin City Limits festival. They will join Dwight Yoakam on a few California shows this month, and are already confirmed for Stagecoach 2014. Hometown fans are in for a treat this New Year’s Eve; the guys will be headlining a special show at Mercy Lounge in Nashville. Click to watch a pretty amazing clip from a recent Nashville show:


Critical response to The Wild Feathers has been effusive. Rolling Stone declared the album “something that fans of heartland artists like the Avett Brothers and My Morning Jacket will appreciate while it recalls the magic of Tom Petty and Neil Young,” Relix called it “boisterous and impassioned, reverberating with a raw, live quality,” Baeble Music said, “Electrifying, soul stirring, and utterly reverent rock and roll…they’re The Wild Feathers and they’re pretty much here to kick your ass,” and  the NY Daily News gave the album four stars, declaring “the Feathers have the vulnerability and beauty of the Jayhawks…the chemistry they found has the ‘eureka’ effect of the great American harmony-rock bands, from Buffalo Springfield to Poco.” Sirius Radio has nominated the band for two Spectrum Best of 2013 Awards, “Best Artist Discovery” and “Best Song Discovery” for “The Ceiling.”


The Wild Feathers Tour Dates:


12/5 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove*

12/6 – Portland, OR – Roseland – 101/9 KNK Jingle Jam

12/7 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield*

12/8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Lauderdale Live

12/11 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

12/31 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

4/25 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach

*with Dwight Yoakam