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09/09/16 – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd. via KLS)

10/21/16 – BECK (Capitol Records)




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

Having just played two sold out shows at New York City’s Terminal 5, PJ Harvey is currently en route to the west coast to play a third sold out U.S. gig August 18th at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall.

On Monday night’s show at Terminal 5, Kory Grow of Rolling Stone Magazine writes:

“From the first song, PJ Harvey’s current live show is a tour de force of beautiful and savage artistry. Her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, reads like an elegy for imperialism, its songs become a dramatic celebration of hope live…By the time the night was done the audience called for an encore, and when that was done, it screamed for another, chanting and clapping until well after Harvey’s microphone was removed. The show is that good.”

PJ Harvey will now play an additional Los Angeles show at The Fonda Theatre on Friday, August 19th.

Tickets go on sale TODAY at 10am PST:


Historic deal encompasses McCartney’s catalogue of master recordings
and welcomes him home to label where he began his extraordinary career

Paul McCartney
 has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett.

“This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent’s ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ on the Capitol label.”

This historic contract encompasses McCartney’s entire body of post-Beatles work, from his 1970 McCartney album, through his decade with Wings, to the dozens of solo and collaborative works that have continually reaffirmed his standing as the most popular, influential and acclaimed artist in the history of recorded music.   In a career that spans six decades, McCartney has sold more than 500 million records worldwide.  He was recently named the United Kingdom’s most successful albums artist of all time by the Official Albums Chart Company and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his services to music.

Paul McCartney is the recipient of countless accolades and awards. He is a 21-time Grammy winner, two-time inductee into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, an Academy Award winner and honoree of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and France’s Légion d’Honneur.

McCartney is currently working on a new studio album, while a comprehensive plan for the artist’s catalogue is being conceived by Capitol and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) – in conjunction with the artist and his management team – and will be implemented beginning July 2017. The catalogue moves to Capitol/UMe from Concord, Paul’s previous label partner on such Grammy-winning albums as Band On The Run (Best Historical Album, 2012), Kisses On The Bottom (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2013) and Wings Over America (Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, 2014).

According to Barnett, “Paul McCartney’s association with Capitol has long defined so much of our historic legacy, and all of us here are extremely proud and honored that he has chosen to come back home.  Paul’s indelible contributions to our culture are second to none, and his constant evolution as an artist and performer continues to inspire and enrich the lives of countless millions of people.  We are overjoyed that Paul will be creating new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.”

Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said: “It would be simply impossible to overstate what an honor it is to welcome Paul back to Capitol. It’s a homecoming of one of the greatest musical artists of all time to the label that first helped bring his incredible music to the world.  Paul’s astonishing  career has shown no limits — in creativity, in commercial longevity, and in its impact on people and cultures in every corner of the globe.  We are thrilled at both Capitol and UMG to be able to contribute to the next chapter in Paul’s extraordinary career.”

Michele Anthony, UMG’s Executive Vice President of U.S. Recorded Music added, “Paul’s vital and legendary body of work as a solo artist remains essential, relevant and so highly in demand.  We’re beyond thrilled at the opportunity to put the global resources of Universal Music behind Paul’s forthcoming work, as well as introducing his previous iconic albums to new generations of fans around the world.”






Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ sixteenth studio album Skeleton Tree will be released globally on vinyl, CD and across all digital platforms on September 9, 2016.

Skeleton Tree will be launched with screenings around the world of One More Time With Feeling, a unique feature film about the making of the album. A must-see in 3D, tickets for September 8 launch screenings of One More Time With Feeling are going very quickly.

The tracklist titles for Skeleton Tree are as follows:

1.    Jesus Alone
2.    Rings of Saturn
3.    Girl in Amber
4.    Magneto
5.    Anthrocene
6.    I Need You
7.    Distant Sky
8.    Skeleton Tree


The first opportunity to hear any of the songs from the album will be at the worldwide screenings of One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). Officially selected to world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, One More Time With Feeling will screen in more than 800 cinemas across the world on September 8, 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day.

Watch the film trailer here: NCATBSwebsite

One More Time With Feeling evolved from a performance-based concept into something more complex as Dominik delved into the background of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised rumination. The result is stark, fragile and raw and a true testament to an artist searching for his way through the darkness.

Album pre-orders and cinema tickets:



“Wow (GUAU! Mexican Institute of Sound remix) feat. Mü (La Banda Bastön)”



(PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA – 12 de Agosto de 2016) Después del estreno de “Wow (GUAU! Mexican Institute of Sound remix) feat. Mü (La Banda Bastön”, ayer en Mexico en el programa Bull Terrier de Reactor 105 y hoy en Estados Unidos a través KCRW, Beck ha lanzado oficialmente la canción como sencillo.  Esta reinvención del infeccioso hit veraniego “Wow” se puede escuchar en:

Apple –
Spotify –
Soundcloud –

La versión original de “Wow” salió el 2 de junio en medio de la aclamación universal, incluyendo comentarios como los siguientes:

“La mezcla más dulce de su tiernamente absurdo lado hip hop y su astutamente magnífico lado cantautor desde Odelay” – ROLLING STONE. Playlist # 1

“Gloriosamente excéntrica… una divergencia rara – aunque bienvenida -, jugando con producción de hip hop y rimas tontas antes de recuperar la compostura en un coro caleidoscópico… que venga el álbum completo.” – USA TODAY. Canción de la Semana

“Una versión 2016 del desconcertante funk surrealista de Odelay… tiene un gran gancho; incandescente y dulce. ¡Es una gran canción!” – STEREOGUM

“Wow” aparecerá en el próximo álbum de Beck, el 13° de su carrera, que saldrá el 21 de octubre de 2016 a través de Capitol Records.


Andrew Dominik’s unique new 3D B&W feature film
Screening globally on September 8th
The feature film launches new studio album by
Released worldwide September 9th


Director Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination Of Jesse James), has issued the very first public statement about working with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on new 3D black-and-white feature film One More Time With Feeling:

When Nick approached me about making a film around the recording and performing of the new Bad Seeds album, I’d been seeing quite a lot of him as we rallied around him and his family at the time of his son’s death. My immediate response was “Why do you want to do this?” Nick told me that he had some things he needed to say, but he didn’t know who to say them to. The idea of a traditional interview, he said, was simply unfeasible but that he felt a need to let the people who cared about his music understand the basic state of things. It seemed to me that he was trapped somewhere and just needed to do something – anything – to at least give the impression of forward movement.
I took the record away and listened to it trying to work out a way into the whole thing. In the end I agreed to do it if I could shoot it in black-and-white and 3D. Nick’s response was, “I fucking hate 3D” or something like that. I showed him old black and white photos viewed through a stereopticon from the 50s. I told him I wanted to make a film where these sorts of photos came slowly to life. I felt that the stark black-and-white and the haunted drama of these 3D images perfectly addressed the disembodied sound of the record and the weird sense of paralysis that Nick seemed to exist in at the time.
To achieve this effect we built a special camera, a massive, lumbering piece of equipment that’s almost comic lack of mobility added to the eerie drift of the film itself. No one has ever seen a 3D black-and-white non-animated feature film in modern times – for as far as I know, no such thing exists. It is both modern and from a distant age – much like the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ new record, Skeleton Tree, actually.
Nick came to Los Angeles and watched the film. His response was obviously conflicted. How could it not be? In the end he said, “leave it as it is” – which we did. He said that it was obviously “made with love” – which it was and finally, “to make sure they see it in 3D”.

Andrew Dominik

Watch the film trailer here: NCATBSwebsite

Album pre-orders and cinema tickets:

For further information please contact Sarah Lowe at Fifth Avenue: PR



 Patch The Sky Out Now on Merge

Bob Mould © Alicia J. Rose LO RES
© Alicia J. Rose

The tireless power trio that is the Bob Mould band added several new engagements to its fall tour in support of Mould’s critically acclaimed Patch The Sky (Merge)—recently named one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016 so far by Rolling Stone. Adding to an itinerary including numerous headline shows as well as stops at Riot Fest in Chicago and a first ever appearance at the Hollywood Bowl, new headline dates have now been confirmed in November in Dallas, Atlanta, Athens, Nashville and Carrboro.

Upon the March release of Patch The Sky, Bob and longtime bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster hit the road for a string of the powerhouse shows for which they’ve become notorious. Critical praise has consistently reflected the peerless Bob mould live experience:

“The guitarist spun his bearish frame on one foot, as if being knocked around by the hurricane force of his solos. The notes poured out in thick, hyperspeed flurries. His attack conjured a 10-car pileup of tones and overtones, an orchestra of reverberation. There were two speeds –- fast and fastest -– as the bespectacled 55-year-old blended the blast-furnace intensity of hardcore with classic pop hooks.”


“There wasn’t an acoustic guitar within a million miles of First Ave that night. The headliners tore through 30-some-odd years of Mould’s catalog with fierce, amplified resolve.”


“Watching Narducy and Wurster work the stage is certainly a sight to behold in its own right. Narducy’s bass playing coupled with the ferocious percussive assault on the drums provided by Wurster keep time for the whole Mould stage show with the spot-on perfect sound and big time rock show fury one would expect in a room like the Paradise with a seasoned vet like Mould at the helm.”


“Mould had his amp cranked up loud and ripped more than a few sick leads when he wasn’t on the mic. Jason Narducy dished his basslines as he tossed himself about the stage. Jon Wurster pounded away on his drum set keeping a fast pace for most of the night.”


Bob Mould’s fall tour kicks off in September. Full itinerary below, new dates in bold:

09/09/16 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
09/10/16 – St. Paul, MN – Backyard Bash
09/11/16 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
09/13/16 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
09/14/16 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
09/16/16 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
09/16-18/16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest Chicago 2016
09/23-25/16 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
9/25/16 – Los Angeles, CA – KCRW World Festival @ The Hollywood Bowl **
10/07/16 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2 Birmingham
10/08/16 – Bristol, UK – SWX
10/10/16 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage
10/11/16 – Sheffield, UK – The Leadmill
10/12/16 – Greenwich, UK – Brooklyn Bowl London
10/14/16 – Milan, Italy – Magazinni Gernalli
10/15/16 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
11/04-06/16 – Bastrop, TX – Sound on Sound Fest
11/05/16 – Dallas, TX – Treees
11/10/16 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
11/11/16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/12/16 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/14/16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

** w/ Bloc Party and Ezra Furman







August 9th 2016 – Massive Attack today release the music video for ‘The Spoils’. The video stars Cate Blanchett and is directed by John Hillcoat, best known for his directorial work on films such as The Road, Lawless and The Proposition.

Watch the video for ‘The Spoils’ right now HERE

‘The Spoils’ features vocals from Hope Sandoval and is part of a two-song Massive Attack release, along with ‘Come Near Me (ft. Ghostpoet)’. The Ed Morris-directed video for Come Near Me (which debuted on 29th July) stars Kosovan actress Arta Dobroshi and can be seen HERE.

Both ‘The Spoils’ and ‘Come Near Me’ are written and produced by Massive Attack’s Daddy G and collaborator Stew Jackson. The release is the follow up to January’s ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP, which was written and produced by the band’s Robert del Naja and collaborator Euan Dickinson.

Massive Attack are performing live across Europe throughout the summer.

Stream / buy ‘The Spoils’ and ‘Come Near Me’:

Apple Music:

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






massive attack - spoils

July 29th 2016 – Massive Attack today release two brand new songs, ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’. Both songs are written and produced by Massive Attack’s Daddy G and collaborator Stew Jackson and feature vocals from Ghostpoet (on ‘Come Near Me’) and Hope Sandoval (on ‘The Spoils’). These new songs follow January’s release of the ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP, which was written and produced by the band’s Robert del Naja and collaborator Euan Dickinson.

‘Come Near Me’ is accompanied by a video directed by Ed Morris and features Kosovan actress Arta Dobroshi. Check it out now HERE.

Massive Attack are performing live across Europe throughout the summer.

Live dates:



Massive Attack

Tuesday,  July 26th – Massive Attack have today updated their ‘Fantom’ app with two new pieces of music: ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’.

Developed by a team including Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja and launched in January 2016, ‘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.

‘Fantom’ is available for free via the iTunes App Store from:

For further information on ‘Fantom’, head to

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


PJ Harvey

New Track ‘Guilty’ Out July 13
Taken from The Hope Six Demolition Project sessions

New York & Los Angeles Dates in August

UK & Europe Headline Tour Announced

PJ Harvey © Maria Mochnacz HI RES
© Maria Mochnacz

PJ Harvey will release the new song ‘Guilty’ globally this Wednesday, July 13, taken from the sessions that produced her current album, The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant). The sessions took place in January 2015 during Harvey’s month long residency at London’s Somerset House — “Recording in Progress” — in which audiences were given the opportunity to see her at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio.

As previously reported, PJ Harvey will return to the U.S. next month for the first time since her tour for 2011’s acclaimed Let England Shake, playing two dates: August 16 at Terminal 5 in New York City and August 18 at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

PJ Harvey will play 17 headline dates across the UK and Europe later this year, including two shows at London’s Brixton Academy in October, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton.

Following the April release of her UK #1 album The Hope Six Demolition Project, PJ Harvey returned to the world stage last month for the first time in 4 years, starting a summer of festival shows with an acclaimed headline performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, ahead of headlining both London’s Field Day and Glastonbury Festival. Harvey is deservedly considered to be one of Britain’s most innovative and important recording artists, and NME recently called her“one of the world’s finest performers – commanding, contemplative and absolutely flawless.”

Directed by renowned British theatre director Ian Rickson, dressed by Ann Demeulemeester, and with lighting by Adam Silverman and set design by multi-media artist Jeremy Herbert, the show is receiving fantastic reviews around the world. From the moment the 10 strong band march onto the stage playing their instruments, the audience is transported into a truly unique concert experience; powerful, enchanting, thought provoking, joyous, and beautifully crafted, filled with songs that are a reflection of our times. Harvey is joined by long-time collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty, and friends Alain Johannes, Terry Edwards, James Johnston, Kenrick Rowe, Alessandro Stefana and Enrico Gabrielli.

The full list of newly confirmed UK/Europe dates, including two festivals, is:

Oct 10    Falconer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 12    Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 13    Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 15    Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Oct 16    HMH, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct 18    Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct 19    Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 21    Zenith, Paris, France
Oct 23    Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Oct 24    Obihall, Florence, Italy
Oct 25    Hallenstadion Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 27    Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 28    BIME Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Oct 30    Brixton Academy, London, UK
Oct 31    Brixton Academy, London, UK
Nov 2     SECC, Glasgow, UK
Nov 3     Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Nov 4     Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton, UK
Nov 6     Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

For more information:





Band of Horses © Andrew Stuart (HI RES)
© Andrew Stuart

Hailed as “Beach Boys-tinged doo-wop folk that will make you want to murder an afternoon drinking IPAs in a seaside hammock” by ROLLING STONE, Band of Horses fifth studio album, Why Are You OK (Interscope) has earned the #9 position on the Billboard 200 chart, selling nearly 20,000 copies in the week since its June 10 release. This marks the band’s highest debut position since the much beloved Infinite Arms  bowed at #7 in 2010.

Critical response to Why Are You OK has been equally euphoric:

“Ben Bridwell has crafted his best album in nearly a decade”—PITCHFORK

“”Bright, indie-rock gems”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A pacific Pink Floyd… These guys always find a way to make the mythic feel down to earth.”—ROLLING STONE

“Expansive, cinematic rock marinated in melancholy”—ESQUIRE“Howling into the night, Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses return to their classic sound—and strike gold”—RELIX

“Heartfelt and expansive…ringing, uplifting, country-fried indie rock”–STEREOGUM

“Charmingly massive indie rock hooks… grand moments of simplicity.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Band of Horses is ready and willing to get ambitious on Why Are You OK, and the album is all the better for it…  the more it attacks expectations, the better it feels.”—FLOOD

Band of Horses recently wound down a multi-city “indie retail tour,” celebrating the release date of Why Are You OK with an intimate set in the basement of Grimey’s in Nashville. This back to the roots run landed the Why Are You OK at the #1 spot of the Department of Record Stores chart. The tour saw Band of Horses playing sublime acoustic sets at some of the country’s premiere independent record stores, starting May 30 at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA, with stops at Amoeba in L.A., Rough Trade in Brooklyn and New Jersey’s Vintage Vinyl. One day after the Grimey’s indie retail tour finale and a short drive away, Band of Horses played a standout main stage set at this year’s Bonnaroo festival, during which “one of our best folk rock bands proved why they’re so special. And it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful way to spend a Saturday than that” (BAEBLE MUSIC) and “the crowd—still reeling from the string of hits that capped off the hour set—drowned out Bridwell’s final words with their screams” (AMERICAN SONGWRITER).

As North America anxiously awaits their August 9th stateside return for a run commencing in Aspen, Colorado, the band can now confirm their line up of support acts for the late summer/early fall tour:

8/9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
8/11 – Bellevue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheater
8/13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/15 – Boise, ID – Revolution Event Center (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/16 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/19 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/20 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/22 – Bend, OR – Century Center (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/23 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/27 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
9/02 – Nashville, TN – WRLT Live On The Green
9/10 – St Louis, MO – LouFest
9/17 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown Festival
9/20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (w/ White Denim)
9/22 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage (w/ White Denim)
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
9/27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theater
9/30 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/03 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/21 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & The Mine (w/ The Shelters)
10/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 (w/ The Shelters)
10/23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (w/ The Shelters)
10/27 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/ The Shelters)
10/30 – New Orleans, LA – VooDoo Music Festival
11/3 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy (w/ Wild Belle)
11/4 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple (w/ Wild Belle)
11/5 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/7 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (w/ Wild Belle)
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/13 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom