Ebony Bones LP Out 8/5, New MP3 Drops w/ NYLON

Behold, A Pale Horse Out August 5th

“Mystery Babylon Balloon” MP3 Drops 
w/ NYLON ! 

“Think Santigold covering Space’s “Female of the Species”–only with way better hair.”
– NYLON 

Singer, songwriter, producer and boundary-breaking artist Ebony Bones—whose stage name was coined by punk rock icon Rat Scabies, drummer of The Damned— developed a love for music at an early age. Spending time in her father’s music stall in Brixton Market, her musical education began with artists like Brian Eno and Quincy Jones, and her influences grew to include everyone from Siouxsie Sioux and The Slits to Fela Kuti and Public Enemy. Armed with her own mature and captivating sound and a strong DIY ethic, Ebony will release her sophomore album, Behold, A Pale Horse, on August 5th.

Album track “Mystery Babylon Balloon” buzzes with electric energy, featuring Ebony’s commanding vocals above rich layers of guitars and strings. For a sneak peek at Ebony’s sophomore release, you can download the “Mystery Babylon Balloon” MP3where it premiered with NYLON  or HERE, and we encourage you to post & share!

Divided into Parts I and II, Behold, A Pale Horse opens with the album’s striking title track, which features harmonious chants from the Symphony Orchestra of India along with deep, bellowing strings and frenzied percussion. Part I, Born In Flames, continues with “I See I Say,” which sets an air of mystery and intrigue with a foundation of effected vocals playing on a continuous loop throughout.  “While The People S.L.E.E.P.” is a high-energy cut led by quick-paced, melodic verses and a tribal beat. Part II, When The Battle’s Lost & Won, features the instrumental “Bread & Circus,” with a prominent guitar melody accompanied by handclaps and cowbell, and bonus track “W.A.R.R.I.O.R.,” characterized by a call and response between Ebony’s powerful vocals and a buzzing electric guitar.

Motivated by her desire to “reach her full potential and inspire others to do the same,” Ebony’s music is filled with strength and courage. “In the end,” she believes, “it doesn’t serve the world to play small.”

LINDSTRØM SHARES NEW TRACK VIA GAWKER

Hans-Peter Lindstrøm’s prolific output in 2012 rolls on with a new version of Smalhans’ “Vōs-sākō-rv,” premiered by Gawker earlier today. Adding a vocal line on top of the laser-like synths and crunchy bass, Lindstrøm condenses the best parts of the original into an infectious, floor-ready anthem. If you weren’t humming this tune yet, you are now!

LISTEN TO/SHARE LINDSTRØM’S “VÕS-SÁKÕ-RV” (VOCAL EDIT):
http://soundcloud.com/feedelity/lindstr-m-v-s-s-k-rv-vocal

Slick Shoota, Lemonade and Miaoux Miaoux have already given Smalhans’ “Rá-ákõ-st” and “Ęg-gęd-ōsis” the remix treatment and last week, Lindstrøm remixed Lana Del Ray’s “Blue Velvet.” You can check them out below.

Listen to “Rá-ákõ-st” (Slick Shoota remix)
Listen to “Ęg-gęd-ōsis” (Lemonade remix)
Listen to “Rá-ákõ-st” (Miaoux Miaoux remix)
Lindstrom remixes Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Velvet”
Listen to Lindstrøm’s “Rá-ákõ-st”

Cathy Richardson (of Jefferson Starship) on The Digital Tourbus

Cathy Richardson (of Jefferson Starship) visits Stonehenge backed by a Jefferson Starship track, taking viewers through their day leading up to the concert…

From Cathy’s website:: http://www.crband.com/
Seeing Cathy Richardson sing is an experience that is difficult to explain. Critics have described the effect in ways such as: witnessing a space shuttle launch, a force of nature, kinetic, unleashing a tsunami from her iron-lungs, haunting, stunning, breath-taking power, unbelievably powerful, or simply stated, WOW. Some have even gone so far as to dub her the “best female voice in rock today.”

And it’s no wonder, what other singer out there can you name who has the chops (or the balls, for that matter) to stand in for both Janis Joplin and Grace Slick in their iconic bands?

Yes, it’s true, GRAMMY Nominee and four-time DIY Music Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress and designer Cathy Richardson independently released and sold over 30,000 copies of her seven solo albums and relentlessly pummeled the Chicago club circuit for years. Over the last decade, her career has taken a few colorful turns that steered her out of the local scene and into the International spotlight, smack in the middle of the rock n’ roll history that inspired her to rock.

Richardson’s real life rock n’ roll persona led to her discovery for the role of Janis Joplin in the original Off Broadway cast of the show Love, Janis where she channeled the late music legend to rave reviews in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Arizona. The San Francisco Chronicle said, “when Richardson pours her magnificent, flexible voice into one of Joplin’s signature numbers… the experience is more real than any live recording ever captured.” In 2007, she toured the US with Janis’ original band members Big Brother and the Holding Co. on the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

Headlining that tour was the legendary classic rock band Jefferson Starship, led by founding member and Rock Hall Inductee Paul Kantner, who took note of Richardson’s show stealing performances with Big Brother and, consequently, asked her to join them the following year. Music critic Greg M. Schwartz at Bullz-eye.com named Richardson Breakout Artist of 2008 for her work with Jefferson Starship, who released their first album in over a decade, Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty and toured the US and beyond, from Tokyo to London.

2009 ushered in the 40th Anniversary of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Fair and Richardson, who was born in 1969, once again found herself in the spotlight standing in for another one of her musical heroines (this time the inimitable Grace Slick) on the Heroes of Woodstock tour. Headlining major venues across the United States and Europe, including the site of the original Woodstock in Bethel, NY on the actual anniversary, Richardson sang with Jefferson Starship playing the set that Jefferson Airplane played when they headlined the original Woodstock in 1969. Grateful Dead keyboardist TC (aka Tom Constanten) sat in nightly for mini-Dead sets and the occasional Janis cover. A film crew documented the Woodstock reunion tour for a forthcoming 3D concert film experience called the Road to Woodstock. What a long, strange trip, indeed. Richardson continues to tour with Jefferson Starship about 60 dates a year.

Richardson fans will likely be thrilled her by her next major musical endeavor- The Macrodots, an amped up, hard-rocking collaboration with San Francisco guitarist/songwriter/producer Zack Smith. Their self-released debut album the Other Side, has been receiving critical acclaim and despite playing only a handful of shows, so far, they’ve already sold over 1000 copies. Richardson and Smith have put together a stellar cast of superstar players for the live show and to collaborate on new material- Jude Gold on guitar (besides being a monstrous player, he’s the Director of the Guitar Institute in LA and a longtime editor at Guitar Player Magazine) Greg Panciera on bass, Steven Gillis on drums (a veteran of hit hard rock act Filter) and Anne Harris on fiddle. On West Coast shows, Jefferson Starship drummer Donny Baldwin takes over the kit.

RYAN LESLIE’S NEW ALBUM LES IS MORE

Ryan Leslie released his third studio album, Les Is More this week via NextSelection Lifestyle Group/BDG (BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, a division of SONY Music Entertainment). Les Is More is currently #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Charts in 8 countries including U.S., Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland.

The album is also #1 for the day at Newbury Comics, a top independent retailer in Boston, MA. Dave Bluestein, buyer at Newbury Comics says “Ryan was kind enough to sign booklets, and on the strength of that, he was #1 for the day beating out Taylor Swift.”

The very first rap album from the Harvard-educated producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur and recording artist, Les Is More is “a fine demonstration of the singer’s skills – his rap skills.” [Associated Press] Ryan Leslie, “a marvel of multitasking,” [NY Times] wrote, arranged, produced and performed on Les Is More, and also directed and edited a series of music videos to accompany each record.

Leslie recently wrapped his first domestic headline tour to rave reviews including one from XXLMag.com, “last night (October 4) the musical dynamo Ryan Leslie tore down a sold out Gramercy Theatre in NYC like a rock star.” Leslie is preparing to kick off the European leg of the Les Is More world tour next week.

Les Is More Tour Dates
Oct 31 Taksim Bochum, Germany
Nov 02 Skatepalace Hanau, Germany
Nov 03 Prime Bielefeld, Germany
Nov 04 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, Germany
Nov 05 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
Nov 07 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, Germany
Nov 08 Nachtresidenz Düsseldorf, Germany
Nov 09 Index Schuttorf, Germany
Nov 10 Halle O2 Heidelberg, Germany
Nov 11 Capitol Hannover, Germany
Nov 14 Gibson Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Nov 15 Backstage Munich, Germany
Nov 16 Q Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 17 Grand Casino Basel, Switzerland
Nov 18 Löwensaal Nuremberg, Germany
Nov 20 Le Cabaret Sauvage Paris, France
Nov 21 Cabaret Sauvage Paris, France
Nov 23 Pratergalerien Vienna, Austria
Nov 24 Zapata Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 26 The Forum, Hertfordshire Hatfield, United Kingdom
Nov 27 HMV Institute Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 28 Manchester Academy 2 Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 29 Proud 2 London, United Kingdom