The Latest

 

UPCOMING RELEASES:

03/11/16 – JEREMY GARA – Limn (NRCSS Industry)

03/18/16 – GAZ COOMBES – Matador (Hot Fruit Recordings/Kobalt Label Services)

03/18/16 – IGGY POP – Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International)

03/25/16 – BOB MOULD – Patch The Sky (Merge)

04/01/16 – EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – The Wilderness (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

04/15/16 – PJ HARVEY – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant Records)

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From davidbowie.com:

THANK YOU

The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend.

They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times.

We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world.

However, it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials organized or endorsed by the family.

Just as each and every one of us found something unique in David’s music, we welcome everyone’s celebration of his life as they see fit.

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PJ HARVEY – “THE WHEEL” – VIDEO

Taken from the forthcoming LP The Hope Six Demolition Project, to be released April 15th on Vagrant Records

Directed by award-winning photo-journalist and film-maker Seamus Murphy

PJ Harvey © Maria Mochnacz HI RES
PJ Harvey © Maria Mochnacz

 

PJ Harvey releases the video for “The Wheel,” the first track to be taken from her forthcoming albumThe Hope Six Demolition Project, to be released on April 15th through Vagrant Records. Her last body of musical work was 2011’s Let England Shake.

PJ Harvey and her band will be perform at these festivals across the summer:

06/04/16 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06/04-05/16 – Paris, France – We Love Green Festival
06/12/16 – London, UK – Field Day
06/17-18/16 – Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival
06/18/16 – Moscow, Russia – Ahmad Tea Music Festival
06/20/16 – Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle Spandau
06/22/16 – Zagreb, Croatia – INMusic
06/24-26/16 – Beuningen, The Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
06/29/16 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
06/29-07/02/16 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07/02/16 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/03/16 – Herouville St Clair, France – Beauregard Festival
07/07/16 – Trenčín, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
07/08/16 – Vienna, Austria – Harvest of Art Festival
08/11/16 – Oslo, Norway – OYA
08/11-13/16 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West

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Director’s Notes on “The Wheel”

Polly and I wanted to initiate a project together working in places we thought interesting and relevant. We met through her seeing my photographs from Afghanistan, and I later showed her more work, including some from the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s. I had experience and contacts in both places and Polly had long held a fascination for Afghanistan and was caught up following the events in Kosovo when it was topical. Both had troubled histories and because of the news were familiar in name to everybody; the detail and nuance was maybe lacking or forgotten. I had returned to Kosovo in 2004 when the conflict erupted again, finding unresolved disputes and a deep frustration on every side with the pace and handling of events.

An invitation came to both of us early in the summer of 2011. We were asked to attend a screening of the complete 12 Short Films I had made for the Let England Shake album, and to be part of a Q and A afterwards at the Dokufest in Prizren, southern Kosovo. Not something Polly would normally do, yet there was something inevitable about it all and it would get the project started. So we went.

The song “The Wheel” has the journey to Kosovo at its centre. Who is to say what else has influenced and informed its creation? The sight of a revolving fairground wheel in Fushe Kosove/Kosovo Polje near the capital Pristina is the concrete reference point for the title. I can tell you its date – 4th August 2011- from the piece of footage I made as we walked up the street to our parked car near the train station. It was a passing observation of a commonplace image, one of many that day. While Polly took notes I might have been more interested in something else happening across the street and not bothered to shoot or even have seen it. That day we were gathering material in a blind, optimistic endeavour; characteristic of the way we tend to work together. We had no idea if any of it would ever be seen, heard or would make sense.

Was that sight alone the inspiration for the song? Without being told the stories of people who had suffered during the war, without visiting villages abandoned through ethnic cleansing and cycles of vengeance, without experiencing the different perceptions of people with shared histories, could the song have been written?

I made a return trip to Kosovo in December 2015, armed this time with the knowledge of how the project had developed. In addition to Kosovo, there had been journeys to Afghanistan and Washington D.C. A book, The Hollow of the Hand, had been published of Polly’s poems and my photographs and a words/images/music launch on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall over two nights. A recording session turned art installation in Somerset House which I filmed. The album was mastered and on its way. Disparate elements finally coming together of a project that started with the premise of curiosity and interest.

Making the film for “The Wheel” involved a mix of footage from the first trip in 2011, rehearsals I shot of Polly in London and the most recent trip to Kosovo. The enormous refugee crisis in Europe had been news for months. I spent some time on the Greek and Macedonian borders, and in Serbia, before travelling into Kosovo. It was happening in and through territories associated with recent conflicts in Kosovo and the wider Balkans. The idea of cycles, wheels and repetition once again being all too apparent and necessary to make.

We salute the life of Nesim Kryeziu (1938 – 2016) the wonderful man in the film performing a traditional dance with a glass of water on his head at a wedding in his village of Brezne in the Opoja region of Kosovo.

– Seamus Murphy

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MASSIVE ATTACK

RELEASE RITUAL SPIRIT EP

& PREMIERE “TAKE IT THERE” VIDEO

© Tom Hingston
© Tom Hingston

 

Massive Attack return with the Ritual Spirit EP. Released today Thursday, January 28 via Kobalt Label Services in the US and Canada, the EP features the return of Tricky (on “Take It There”) in addition to collaborations with Young Fathers (“Voodoo In My Blood”), Roots Manuva (“Dead Editors”) and newcomer Azekel (“Ritual Spirit”).

The EP was written and produced by Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja and long-term studio collaborator Euan Dickinson. A second Massive Attack EP, written and co-produced by Daddy G, will be released in the spring, with an album to follow later in the year.

Ritual Spirit EP track list: 

01. Dead Editors (Massive Attack & Roots Manuva)
02. Ritual Spirit (Massive Attack & Azekel)
03. Voodoo In My Blood (Massive Attack & Young Fathers)
04. Take It There (Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D)

Download / Stream the Ritual Spirit EP:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ritualspirit_it
Spotify: http://po.st/RitualSpiritSP
Official Store: http://po.st/MAOfficialStore

To mark the EP release, Massive Attack have today premiered a brand new video for “Take It There.” Directed by Hiro Murai and starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes, the “Take It There” video is available to view here: http://po.st/TakeItThereVideo.

The release of the Ritual Spirit EP follows the launch of Massive Attack’s “Fantom” app last week. Developed by a team including the band’s Robert del Naja, “Fantom” is a sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera. More information on Fantom at http://www.thefantom.co/

Meanwhile, Massive Attack are currently touring the UK and Europe. The new live show is designed by Robert del Naja and long time visual collaborators United Visual Artists, with support coming fromYoung Fathers.

The full dates are:

MASSIVE ATTACK LIVE 2016 

01/28/16 – Manchester, UK – The Apollo (SOLD OUT)
01/30/16 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
01/31/16 – Portsmouth, UK – The Guildhall (SOLD OUT)
02/01/16 – Brighton, UK – The Dome (SOLD OUT)
02/03/16 – London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/04/16 – London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/05/16 – London, UK – Brixton O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/07/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1 (SOLD OUT)
02/09/16 – Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal, Esch
02/10/16 – Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
02/12/16 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique (SOLD OUT)
02/13/16 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique (SOLD OUT)
02/14/16 – Padova, Italy – Geox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
02/16/16 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
02/17/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom (SOLD OUT)
02/18/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom (SOLD OUT)
02/20/16 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
02/21/16 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle (SOLD OUT)
02/22/16 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle (SOLD OUT)
02/24/16 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Klokgebouw
02/25/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
02/26/16 – Paris, France – Zenith (SOLD OUT)
02/27/16 – Paris, France – Zenith (SOLD OUT)

Massive Attack Online:
Official Site / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

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IGGY POP
POST POP DEPRESSION

LIMITED RUN OF ONE-TIME-ONLY LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 30

ALBUM OUT MARCH 18

BREAK INTO YOUR HEART” AND “GARDENIA” BOTH AVAILABLE INSTANTLY WITH PRE-ORDERS

LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT WEB EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE HERE

Album Art LO RES

“Post Pop Depression… picks up where Lust for Life left off… The lyrics reflect on memories, hint at characters and offer advice and confessions; they can be hard-nosed, remorseful, flippant, combative or philosophical.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A slice of stratospheric punk-funk”—ROLLING STONE

“‘Gardenia’ has the same sort of mean, skeletal, machinelike groove that so many of those great old Iggy songs had… over this sort of spartan groove, he sounds awesome.”—STEREOGUM

“Iggy in finer form than ever and Homme’s distinctive driving guitar melodies firmly anchoring his florid vocals. Basically: it’s shit hot stuff and this album cannot come soon enough”—NOISEY

“Pop gave the song a relatively restrained and poignant performance. The single, from his wonderfully titled new album Post Pop Depression,’ continues the bleak, grooving moods from his great David Bowie collaborations, and it’s perhaps his catchiest new tune in a generation.”—THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Glorious… ’Gardenia’ itself feels like a callback to the glory days of new wave, with Iggy’s trademark low voice channeling the spirit of his dearly departed friend David Bowie. Homme provides backing vocals and typically excellent guitar work.”—PASTE

Its existence having been revealed to the world via a one-two punch of an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and exclusive profile in The New York Times, it can now be announced that Iggy Pop’s new album Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International) will be supported by a very limited run of one-time-only live performances in specially selected venues. The Post Pop Depression tour will mark the sole occasion that the album lineup of Iggy, producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Joshua Homme, Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders—augmented by QOTSA multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist/bassist Matt Sweeney—will perform this material, as well as classics spanning Iggy’s legendary solo career, in a live setting.

Tickets for the North American leg of Iggy’s Post Pop Depression tour will be on sale to the general public January 30, with pre-sales commencing January 28. Tickets for the European leg will be on sale beginning January 29.

In the wake of the Late Show debut and release of first single “Gardenia” and the Post Pop Depression pre-order going live, a second advance track “Break Into Your Heart” has been premiered. Both tracks will be delivered instantly with pre-order from iTunes or on vinyl. Iggy and the band’s web exclusive performance of “Break Into Your Heart” previously witnessed only by the Late Show studio audience has also been unveiled HERE.

Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life–two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday“) on this new record. The album is a singular work that bears its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme–and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it–but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it.

IGGY POP
POST POP DEPRESSION TOUR

03/28/16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex

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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL PLAY IT FORWARD CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

CHELSEA WOLFE, LIAM LYNCH, MATT CAMERON, NADA SURF & MORE RELEASE SECOND WAVE OF COVERS OF EODM’S “I LOVE YOU ALL THE TIME” AVAILABLE TODAY
 
Artists Covering The Song To Donate Their Proceeds To The Sweet Stuff Foundation

http://playitforwardeodm.com/

PLAY IT FORWARD
Eagles Of Death Metal has announced the release of the second wave of the Play It Forward EODM Campaign that debuted December 18, 2015 with an amazing assortment of covers of “I Love You All The Time” from the band’s current album Zipper Down. For every cover sold, the band pledges to donate 100% of its publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation, the non-profit organization founded in 2013 by EODM co-founder Joshua Homme to provide assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, as well as musical education and gear for the next generation. Participating artists were also asked to donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity.

The Play It Forward EODM Campaign was first inspired by none other than Duran Duran who reached out with an immediate and sincere act of musical solidarity in the aftermath of the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris that took so many lives at Eagles Of Death Metal’s show that night at Le Bataclan: Spurred by a fan-led campaign to push Eagles Of Death Metal’s cover of Duran Duran’s classic “Save A Prayer” to #1 in the UK, Simon LeBon tweeted that the new romantic icons would donate their share of royalties from the track to charity.

In the weeks that followed, Eagles Of Death Metal asked artists the world over to cover “I Love You All The Time,” pledging to donate 100% of its publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. With invaluable support from TuneCore, the first wave of “I Love You All The Time” renditions were made available, with contributions from artists as diverse as Florence + The Machine (featuring The Maccabees), Kings Of Leon, Savages, My Morning Jacket, Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, the Dean Ween Group and more.

Now on January 22, 2016, the second wave of the The Play It Forward EODM Campaign has been released, with versions from (in alphabetical order):

THE BEACHES
THE BETA MACHINE
[BRACKETS]
BUFFALO BROTHERS
MATT CAMERON
IAN CLEMENT
PETRA HADEN
HALESTORM (LIVE VERSION)
KEITH KENNY
LIAM LYNCH
NADA SURF
THE PEOPLE BETWEEN
SONNY BOY THORN
THE WHIGS (LIVE VERSION)
CHELSEA WOLFE
YARD OF BLONDES

The second round of covers are available now. Yet more additional versions are forthcoming and will be announced as they are confirmed. Those wishing to donate should go to http://playitforwardeodm.com/ for information on how to do so.

With cooperation from Fondation de France: www.fondationdefrance.org and FENVAC: www.fenvac.org, Play It Forward EODM Campaign donations to Sweet Stuff will aid the surviving family members of those killed in the November 13 Paris attacks—as well as the family of slain EODM crew member Nick Alexander. For more information on The Sweet Stuff Foundation, go to www.thesweetstufffoundation.org.

Eagles Of Death Metal will return to Europe for the first time since its triumphant appearance during U2’s encore December 7, 2015 in Paris. The first run of rescheduled dates—now christened The Nos Amis Tour—will include a February 16th show at the Olympia in Paris. “The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month,” commented EODM co-founder and frontman Jesse Hughes. “Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”

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IGGY POP

POST POP DEPRESSION OUT MARCH 18 ON REKORDS REKORDS/LOMA VISTA/CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL

PRODUCED BY JOSHUA HOMME

GARDENIA” SINGLE OUT NOW, AVAILABLE INSTANTLY WITH ALL PREORDERS

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“A lot of geezers my age don’t work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don’t want people challenging you.”–Iggy Pop

The existence of the sublimely secretive desert opus conceived by Iggy Pop and Joshua Homme was confirmed yesterday to an unsuspecting studio and home audience of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

And now the world at large can know: March 18 will see the release of Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International), the 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22 album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977’s opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990’s gold-certified Brick By Brick.

The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme’s enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. Both became instantly integral in creating and shaping the Detroit meets Palm Desert by way of old Berlin vibe of Post Pop Depression: Interweaving with and augmenting even more superhuman than expected Iggy vocal performances and Homme’s tapestry of guitar, bass, piano and backing vox, Fertita’s talent for wringing the most out of only the most essential notes worked in seamless tandem with Helders’ pushing himself and his new bandmates to unforeseeable heights and depths.

The result would be a timeless work, one that sounds as if it’s always been there, has existed before any of the musicians were even born-yet imbued with the ramshackle energy of a garage band that threw itself together yesterday.

Post Pop Depression is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and the Iggy Pop webstore, with all pre-orders immediately receiving “Gardenia,” debuted by Iggy, Joshua and crew on the Late Show. “Gardenia” is also available on all streaming platforms.

“I wanted to be free,” recalls Iggy of the earliest germ of the partnership with Homme that culminated inPost Pop Depression. “To be free, I needed to forget. To forget, I needed music. Josh had that in him, so I set out to provoke an encounter-first with a carefully worded text, followed by a deluge of writings all about me. No composer wants to write about nothing. He got revved up and we had a great big rumble in the desert USA.”

“This was to go where neither of us had gone before,” adds Homme. “That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”

Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life-two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday“) on this new record. The album will be supported by a tour realizing Homme’s ambition to assemble a live outfit worthy of both bringing the new album and doing justice to the gems and wreckage of the Ig’s sprawling solo catalogue: The core band that recorded the album will be expanded by QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist Matt Sweeney.

Post Pop Depression is a singular work that stands proudly alongside the best works of either of its principles, from The Stooges to Queens Of The Stone Age, bearing its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme-and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it-but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it.

IGGY POP
POST POP DEPRESSION

(Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International)

01. Break Into Your Heart
02. Gardenia
03. American Valhalla
04. In The Lobby
05. Sunday
06. Vulture
07. German Days
08. Chocolate Drops
09. Paraguay
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube

© Andreas Neumann
© Andreas Neumann

 

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PJ HARVEY – NEW ALBUM

THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT

TO BE RELEASED APRIL 15TH ON VAGRANT RECORDS

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Artwork and Creative Direction by Michelle Henning

Watch the new album trailer by Seamus Murphy featuring tracks
“The Community of Hope” and “The Wheel” here: http://po.st/THSDPVEVO

Lead single “The Wheel” received its first play today on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show

This spring sees the release of PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album,
The Hope Six Demolition Project, on April 15th through Vagrant Records

 

The Hope Six Demolition Project draws from several journeys undertaken by Harvey, who spent time in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. over a four-year period. “When I’m writing a song I visualise the entire scene. I can see the colours, I can tell the time of day, I can sense the mood, I can see the light changing, the shadows moving, everything in that picture. Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with,” says Harvey.

The album was recorded last year in residency at London’s Somerset House. The exhibition, entitled ‘Recording in Progress’ saw Harvey, her band, producers Flood and John Parish, and engineers working within a purpose-built recording studio behind one-way glass, observed throughout by public audiences.

Watch the new album trailer by Seamus Murphy featuring tracks “The Community of Hope” and “The Wheel” here: http://po.st/THSDPVEVO

The Hope Six Demolition Project will be available on vinyl, CD and as a digital download. The full track-listing is:

01. The Community of Hope
02. The Ministry of Defence
03. A Line in the Sand
04. Chain of Keys
05. River Anacostia
06. Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
07. The Orange Monkey
08. Medicinals
09. The Ministry of Social Affairs
10. The Wheel
11. Dollar, Dollar

This new album follows the 2011 Mercury Prize winning Let England Shake.

PJ Harvey will play select festival dates across Europe this summer with her new 9-piece band:

06/04/16 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06/04-05/16 – Paris, France – We Love Green Festival
06/12/16 – London, UK – Field Day
06/17-18/16 – Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival
06/20/16 – Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle Spandau
06/22/16 – Zagreb, Croatia – INMusic
06/24-26/16 – Beuningen, The Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
06/29/16 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
06/29-07/02/16 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07/02/16 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/03/16 – Herouville St Clair, France – Beauregard Festival
07/07/16 – Trenčín, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
08/11/16 – Oslo, Norway – OYA
08/11-13/16 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
www.pjharvey.net

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MASSIVE ATTACK LAUNCH ‘FANTOM’ APP

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On January 21st, 2016 Massive Attack launch ‘Fantom.’

Developed by a team including Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja, ‘Fantom’ is a sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera.

In addition to a constantly evolving listening experience, ‘Fantom’ also allows users to create and record unique audio-visual clips which can be shared and saved and easily shared via socials, SMS and peer-to-peer channels.

For more information on ‘Fantom’ and its unique capabilities, check out this exclusive interview from Motherboard/Vice with Robert del Naja HERE.

‘Fantom’ is available for free via the iTunes App Store from 21st January HERE.

For further information on ‘Fantom’, head to http://www.thefantom.co/

Massive Attack Online:
Official Site / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

© Tom Hingston
© Tom Hingston

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DAVID BOWIE 

FIRST #1 U.S. ALBUM
TOPS CHARTS WORLDWIDE INCLUDING THE UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, FRANCE, GERMANY, JAPAN & MORE
 
January 20, 2016 Proclaimed DAVID BOWIE DAY in New York City

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David Bowie’s 28th album has been confirmed as his first to top the U.S. charts. ★ has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling in excess of 180,000 units since its January 8, 2016 release on ISO/Columbia Records.

★ has entered at #1 in more than 20 territories including the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Coincidentally, ★, released on Bowie’s 69th birthday, has hit #1 on iTunes in 69 countries including the U.S..

In addition to ★ being David Bowie’s first #1 album in the U.S., another nine of his albums re-entered in the U.S. Top 200 this week, including The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Let’s Dance,Aladdin Sane, Low, and The Next Day.

Finally, it was announced today that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proclaimed today, January 20, 2016 in the City of New York as David Bowie Day. The proclamation will be read tonight at the curtain call of the final performance of the sold-out run of Lazarus, the New York Theater Workshop production conceived and co-created by Bowie.

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GAZ COOMBES TO RELEASE SPECIAL TOUR EDITION OF MERCURY PRIZE-NOMINATED MATADOR 

LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL LP IN STORES MARCH 18, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

DIGITAL ALBUM OUT NOW VIA iTUNES AND SPOTIFY

FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN SOLO TOUR BEGINS MARCH 21 IN PHILADELPHIA

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“He’s made his masterpiece” – Q MAGAZINE

“Ambitious and affecting, Matador may well be Coombes’s finest work to date” – EVENING STANDARD

“Matador’s sound textures are from a wide range of sources: gospel, a touch of Neu!… A trace of the Plastic Ono Band… Thrilling on the edge of hysteria.” – THE GUARDIAN

“A collection of songs as ambitious as they are beautiful” – THE INDEPENDENT

“Matador is a precise work of outstanding talent” – DROWNED IN SOUND

Following years of warmly welcomed Stateside jaunts fronting Supergrass and the Hot Rats, Gaz Coombes will commemorate his first ever North American solo tour with a special limited colored vinyl deluxe edition and physical CD release of his second solo album, Matador, out March 18 on Hot Fruit Recordings/Kobalt Label Services. Previously physically released only in select overseas territories,Matador was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Prize, a distinction bestowed upon the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Matador was a critical smash in Coombes’ native UK, drawing glowing praise and rave reviews from the likes of MOJO, NME, Q MAGAZINE and THE GUARDIAN among a host of others.

The special U.S. limited edition colored vinyl edition of Matador also includes two exclusive bonus tracks: “Oscillate (Solo) Live from Galway” and “Detroit (Solo) Live from Brighton”. Preorders are now live for both the limited edition vinyl and standard CD formats. Matador is currently available via digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify.

View the previously-released music video for Matador track “Detroit” here.

This spring, Coombes will embark on his first-ever solo tour of North America. These performances will be must-sees for anyone hoping to witness Coombes in a rare intimate setting. See below for a complete tour itinerary and visit gazcoombes.com, facebook.com/GazCoombes and @GazCoombes for further information.

GAZ COOMBES
2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

03/21/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/22/16 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
03/24/16 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
03/25/16 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
03/26/16 – Boston, MA – David Friend Recital Hall
03/28/16 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
03/30/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/01/16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
04/02/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY CONFIRM FIRST LEG OF THE WILDERNESS TOUR

Exclusive Ticket Pre-Sale & Special Mixtape Available NOW Via www.explosionsinthesky.com and Pandora www.pandora.com/EITSmixtape

The Wilderness Out April 1 on Temporary Residence Ltd.

Pre-Order Now at www.explosionsinthesky.com
shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr270, & All Finer Retailers

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© Nick Simonite

“Welcome back Explosions In The Sky, we missed you.” – NOISEY

“Veers from Michael James’ droning bass to a jittery math-rock groove built on the trademark, web-like guitars of Munaf Rayani and Mark T. Smith. Drummer Chris Hrasky anchors the cinematic shifts with a distorted, Bonham-esque touch.” – ROLLING STONE

“Packs a newfound sense of urgency and feverishness.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

After recently unveiling “Disintegration Anxiety”, the meticulously propulsive first single from the band’s upcoming sixth album The Wilderness (Temporary Residence Ltd), Explosions In The Sky proudly confirm a US headlining tour in support of the record’s release.

Following on previously announced EU & UK dates—including a now SOLD OUT headline at the famed Royal Albert Hall, the band’s US shows will include two nights at the Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, as well as stops in New Orleans, Washington DC and Philadelphia… to name a few.

Fans are able to grab their tickets early, as part of exclusive pre-sales from either the band’s website www.explosionsinthesky.com or by going to Explosions In The Sky’s specially curated tour
mixtape on Pandora (www.pandora.com/EITSmixtape). Tickets are available immediately.

General on-sale will begin January 29th at 10am local time, tickets can be purchased HERE. See below for all announced dates.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
2016 Tour Dates
*New Dates In Bold

04/19/2016 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
04/20/2016 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
04/22/2016 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
04/23/2016 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
04/24/2016 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
04/25/2016 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/02/2016 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
05/03/2016 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
05/04/2016 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
05/05/2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at The Ace Hotel
05/06/2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at The Ace Hotel
05/07/2016 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05/09/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/10/2016 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/13/2016 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Fest
05/13/2016 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
05/14/2016 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Fest
05/15/2016 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Fest
05/17/2016 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/18/2016 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/20/2016 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

05/21/2016 – Durham, NC – Moogfest
06/06/2016 – Hamburg, DE – Markthalle
06/07/2016 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
06/09/2016 – Paris, FR – Trianon
06/13/2016 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller (with Low as Special Guest)
06/14/2016 – Stockholm, SE – Berns
06/15/2016 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
06/20/2016 – Berlin, DE – Huxleys
06/21/2016 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
06/22/2016 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks

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DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM ARCADE FIRE’S JEREMY GARA

Limn To Be Released March 11, 2016

Listen to Lead Track ​HERE

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Jeremy Gara, drummer of Arcade Fire, releases his first solo album Limn on March 11, 2016 on NRCSS Industry.

Mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod, Supersilent), produced and recorded by Jeremy over many months while on tour and in the moments in between, and assembled this last fall at home, Limn is a melodic, dense, and noisy ambient record. It’s a collection of organized improvisations, of solo creative moments in response to familiar collaborative efforts.

“Divinity,” the first song on the album, is streaming here.

That’s the cover art, by Jeremy Gara, above.

The full tracklisting is:

Limn
01. Divinity
02. Chicago
03. The Dupe
04. The Gate
05. Judgement Dialogue
06. Tangles
07. Violence
08. Imagined Machine
09. The Desert
10. A New Age

Pre­order the digital release of on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.

Live solo dates to be announced soon.

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Jeremy has been a member of Arcade Fire since 2004. In the past few years he’s spent his energies outside of the band collaborating with a wide variety of artists: bandmates Sarah Neufeld, Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury, as well as other artists such as Michael Feuerstack, Susanna Wallumrød, Owen Pallett, Nedelle Torrisi, to name a few.

Most recently he’s been seen filling in occasionally for Fred Armisen, playing drums in the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

For further information contact: info@nrcssindustry.com

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© Jen Brown

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BOB MOULD

PATCH THE SKY

OUT MARCH 25 ON MERGE RECORDS

“Voices In My Head” Video Live: https://youtu.be/QLKIkmiLCzM

© Alicia J. Rose
© Alicia J. Rose

Extending the prolific tear that kicked off with the 2012 release of Silver Age and intensified with Beauty & Ruin in 2014, Bob Mould confirms the release of Patch The Sky out March 25th, 2016 on Merge Records.

Once again featuring his stalwart band of Jason Narducy on bass and Jon Wurster on drums, Patch The Sky is a triumph of opposing forces and properties—as is to be expected from the master of balancing personal darkness with melodic brightness.

Tracklisting for Patch The Sky is as follows:

01. Voices In My Head
02. The End of Things
03. Hold On
04. You Say You
05. Losing Sleep
06. Pray For Rain
07. Lucifer And God
08. Daddy’s Favorite
09. Hands Are Tied
10. Black Confetti
11. Losing Time
12. Monument

For the first taste of the album, Mould presents the video for “Voices In My Head” directed by Alicia J. Rose. Watch it here. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will get an instant grat of the track.

Yesterday, Stereogum broke the news of Patch The Sky in the form of a Cover Story for which Bob took writer Ryan Leas on a historical walking tour of Bob’s own New York. Over the course of an epic day’s journey covering multiple locations and eras throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, Bob offered up unique insight into his singular personal history and experiences that have informed his present and future. His overall approach to writing, how his work always catalogues his life, this “third act” resurgence he’s found himself in were all explored—including Patch The Sky’s place on the ongoing saga and the power he finds working with his longtime band in the studio and onstage.

Speaking of… Bob Mould’s 2016 tour dates in support of Patch The Sky have been confirmed and are detailed below.

BOB MOULD
2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

04/20/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04/22/16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/23/16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/26/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04/27/16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/29/16 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/30/16 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
05/01/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/03/16 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/04/16 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
05/07/16 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
05/10/16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
05/11/16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/13/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
05/14/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
05/15/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

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