Gorillaz: The Now Now (Warner Bros. Records) – June 29th
Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) – September 7th
Paul McCartney: Egypt Station (Capitol Records) – September 7th
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen – September 28th
Thom Yorke has confirmed a series of live electronic performances in the U.S. during which he, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Support will come from special guest Oliver Coates.
Following the September 2014 release of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Yorke, Godrich and Barri embarked on their first tour, covering the UK, Europe and Japan throughout 2015. Following Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ December 2017 reissue on XL Recordings, the trio made its U.S. debut headlining theaters in Los Angeles and Oakland and appearing at the Day For Night Festival in Houston.
This combination of Thom and Nigel’s sounds and Tarik Barri’s stunning visuals has generated praise the world over, with Uproxx raving “Youtube clips of the performance can’t do justice to just how breathtaking and engrossing it all was…. Yorke’s commitment to his solo material might be exactly what he wanted, allowing him to blow audiences away with a fully-realized, immersive, and often breathtaking show,” and Variety commenting
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour:
11/23 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
11/24 – Wang Theatre-Boch Center – Boston MA*
11/26 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY*
11/27 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY*
11/30 – John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts – Washington, DC*
12/1 – Keybank State Theatre – Cleveland, OH*
12/2 – Masonic Temple Cathedral Theatre – Detroit, MI*
12/4 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL*
12/5 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI*
12/6 – Northrop at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis MN*
12/8 – Stifel Theatre – Saint Louis, MO*
12/9 – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland – Kansas City, MO*
12/11 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO*
12/13 – The Union – Salt Lake City, UT*
12/15 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*
12/17 – The Observatory, North Park – San Diego, CA*
12/19 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*
12/20 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*
12/22 – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV*
* – with Special guest Oliver Coates
SUMMER OF LOVE (REMIXES EP)
Summer of Love (Remixes EP) is the follow up to U2’s #1 Billboard Dance Club Chart remixes of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” and features four new versions of ‘Summer of Love’, from U2’s current album Songs of Experience (Interscope/Universal).
The band enlisted German DJ and producer Robin Schulz; British producers TILT; long-time collaborator Howie B, as well as HP Hoeger and Rusty Egan – who previously joined forces with U2 for the three-track remix EP “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way”– to create their own spin on the original version of “Summer of Love”.
Full tracklisting for Summer of Love (Remixes EP):
1. U2 – Summer of Love (Robin Schulz Remix)
2. U2 – Summer Of Love (TILT & Danny Stubbs Perfecto Remix)
3. U2 – Summer Of Love (Beach Me Howie B Remix)
4. U2 – Summer of Love (HP Hoeger Rusty Egan Driftaway Mix)
U2’s groundbreaking eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour hits Europe this autumn, kicking off in Berlin on 31 August with dates in Manchester (19 & 20 October) and London (23 & 24 October), ahead of four hometown shows in Dublin.
“PLAY” DAVE GROHL
LIVE NOW AT play.roswellfilms.com
Photo: Andrew Stuart
“PLAY” is a two part mini-documentary, directed by Dave Grohl, celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to playing music. Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument—as well as the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance: The “PLAY” film then segues to the titular 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live. The entire song was played by Grohl, each time on a different instrument, live all the way through for 23 minutes.
Visit play.roswellfilms.com for an interactive PLAY experience. Explore PLAY by choosing which audio and video you’d like to experience. Hover over “Choose Video” and click to select to view only one instrument. Once you do that, you can also hover over “Choose Audio” to listen to the isolated track of the instrument you are watching or the complete master audio. You can go back to the complete master performance video, or toggle between individual instruments and audio at any time. Download sheet music and find a growing directory of organizations who support music education.
“COLORS (PICARD BROTHERS REMIX)”
COLORS WORLDWIDE TOUR CONTINUES
Beck is proud to unveil his latest collaboration for the latest remix of the title track “Colors,” by contemporary Parisian duo the Picard Brothers (a.k.a. Clément and Maxine Picard)—now available to stream and download across digital platforms: http://beck.to/
Adding to the already vibrant and kaleidoscopic sparkle of the original, the “Colors (Picard Brothers Remix)” brings an otherworldliness that only this pairing could conceive.
“Colors” is both the namesake and mission statement of Beck’s 13th album (and sixth to crack the U.S. Top 10), released October 13, 2017 by Capitol Records (and streamed 300 million times since). Following up 2015 GRAMMY Album of the Year winner Morning Phase and featuring “Dreams,” “Wow,” “Dear Life” and “Up All Night” (Beck’s third Billboard Alternative #1), Colors has been hailed as “a great party record” (MC HAMMER) “yet another milestone” (WALL STREET JOURNAL), “a euphoric blast” (USA TODAY) and a “classic, sneakily inventive, massively catchy” (AV CLUB) album “that proves that Beck is still one of rock’s most intrepid inventors” (ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY).
Beck resumes his worldwide tour for Colors after an incredible milestone (not to mention first-ever) performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden which left Rolling Stone raving: “A polished, career-spanning performance…emphasized Beck’s unparalleled stylistic versatility.”
Before Beck hits the stage at Outside Lands, fans can have chance to score tickets to a special, intimate performance at The Independent in San Francisco on August 8th—tickets go on sale today, 10am local time, and can be purchased here.
See below for a list of announced dates and visit www.beck.com for tickets and info.
COLORS TOUR 2018
08/08/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
08/10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/18/18 – Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic
08/19/18 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic
09/13/18 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory ^
09/14-16/18 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/16/18 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre ^
09/17/18 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre ^
09/19/18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theatre ^
09/22/18 — Salt Lake City, UT — Maverick Center ^
09/24/18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater &
09/25/18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater &
09/28/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Bowl
09/30/18 – Dana Point, CA – The Ohana Festival
10/06/18 – Memphis, TN – Mempho Festival
& w/ Jenny Lewis
^ w/ The Voidz
For more information re: Colors Tour contact:
Jacob Mears email@example.com
DAVE GROHL PRESENTS “PLAY”
A TWO-PART MINI-DOCUMENTARY
FEATURING A 23-MINUTE ORIGINAL COMPOSITION
WRITTEN, FILMED, AND PLAYED ON 7 INSTRUMENTS BY GROHL
Photo credit: Andrew Stuart
To Be Released August 10th by Roswell Records/RCA Records on Digital Download and Streaming Platforms
Limited Edition Vinyl Out September 28th
Available For Pre-Order HERE
“Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening… and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out… it’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.”—Dave Grohl
As Foo Fighters wind down another leg of the massive Concrete and Gold tour with a Wrigley Field doubleheader that rocked 75,000+ of Chicago’s FF faithful, Dave Grohl announces an unprecedented new project born of the most challenging performance of his storied career:
“PLAY” is a two part mini-documentary, directed by Grohl with help from his Sound City/Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe, celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.
“PLAY” film then segues to the titular 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live. The entire song was played by Grohl, each time on a different instrument, live for 23 minutes. Beginning with the recording of the entire drum track purely from memory, with no sheet music or guide tracks, followed by guitar, then bass, then keyboards, and so on… Grohl tasked himself with a one-man-band recording session that was forced to start from the very beginning of the 23-minute song any time the slightest mistake was made or if Grohl felt he could do a better take. Concrete and Gold engineer Darrell Thorp was on hand to capture the sounds.
Filmed in classic black and white by Brandon Trost (The Disaster Artist, This is The End), with lighting modulating to match the dramatic peaks and valleys of this epic instrumental, “PLAY” was then edited to feature seven Grohl’s recording together. The “PLAY” online interactive experience offers viewer/listener/participants the options of taking in the mini-doc and Grohl performance as is, focusing on one instrument, and/or downloading “PLAY” sheet music. The online version of “PLAY” also includes a list of organizations where time, money and instruments can be donated to the cause—and places where musicians young and old alike can have the opportunity to play live music.
The challenges Grohl created for himself in creating “PLAY” mirror those taken on by music students every day: The obstacles they face in their daily efforts to elevate and improve their abilities are no different than those faced by a world class stadium rocker—both are striving for the same goals. This shared quest gave “PLAY” its mission to inspire and promote music education: The film is intercut with young musicians from the Join The Band music school in the San Fernando Valley practicing their craft, working relentlessly to get it right, and always coming back to the conclusion that, in Grohl’s words, “‘just like any kid, the reward is just to PLAY.”
Through partnerships with music and media organizations, schools and charities the world over, “PLAY” and its portrait of the joy of playing music should be a catalyst for discussion and action to benefit music education on a global level. Keep your eyes on http://play.roswellfilms.
“Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go”
Second Single from And Nothing Hurt
New Album Out September 7th on Fat Possum
Spiritualized has released the track Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go. The new song available NOW follows the double A side A Perfect Miracle/I’m Your Man as the second single from the long awaited new album And Nothing Hurt, to be released in the US September 7th by Fat Possum Records. Pre-order available here: http://smarturl.it/SPIRIT_ANH
From the opening lullaby of A Perfect Miracle through to the fading Morse Code at the close of Sail on Through, Spiritualized wrap layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and cinematic collection of songs.
There are points – the thunderous climax of On the Sunshine; the spectral waltz of The Prize; the towering guitar solo on I’m Your Man – where the waves of blissful noise are almost overwhelming, where one can imagine the studio’s speakers vibrating themselves off of the walls. Which is an incredible feat when you discover that the album was conceived and recorded almost entirely by one man – Jason Pierce, AKA J. Spaceman – in an upstairs room in his east London home. Sat in an edit suite in Whitechapel a month or so after finishing recording, Jason talks honestly about the painstaking, frustrating process of creating And Nothing Hurt.
“Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making but, without the funds to do, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.”
Whereas bedroom recording is commonplace for a generation of musicians who’ve grown up with horizon-expanding tech, Spiritualized have long used the studio as they would an extra member of the band – as a vital building block in the construction of some of the most cherished records of the modern era. This time would be very different. With no grounding in digital recording, Jason had to learn everything from scratch.
“The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use as when they’re making records – I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right.”
Of “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go”, Jason Pierce says, “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go is a list of instructions that, if followed, allows the listener to find my house. The route is real but it’s on the west coast of America so the house being mine is a fiction. I love the line about the cop waiting up all night to add to his total busts for the day. I wanted it to all end in happiness but it leaves with just a small trace of sadness.’”
(photocredit Juliette Larthe)
For the listener, the nine tracks on And Nothing Hurt effortlessly replicate the scale and power of Spiritualized’s previous releases, whether it’s the sonic blowback of On the Sunshine, the last dime in the jukebox love letter of Let’s Dance or the swell of an imaginary orchestra that seems to lift Damaged towards the heavens as it plays out.
“With a bit of trial and lot of error, I found ways of doing something that’s quite simple if you’ve got the resources. I spent two weeks listening to classical records and strumming the chord that I wanted on my guitar. When I found something to match what i wanted, I’d sample that bit and go for the next chord and try to match that. It took weeks, trying to put together and layer convincing string sounds. But, if I’m honest, all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record.”
Lyrically, And Nothing Hurt touches on thoughts of passing time and acceptance of one’s age – never more beautifully than on Let’s Dance. “I didn’t want to be fighting against my age; it’s very much about acceptance. And not with any dissatisfaction either – I’m not raging against the inevitable. I spent a lot of time thinking about the way that the songs should hold together, trying to make the narratives make sense rather than just throwing together a couple of lines that rhymed.”
During the making of And Nothing Hurt, Jason kept returning to the thought that this would be the last Spiritualized record – interviews over the last couple of years made it clear that the frustration of trying to replicate the sounds in his head whilst sat on his bed were proving too much.
“I was quite sincere about that and I still feel like it might be the case. It was such hard work. I found myself going crazy for so long. It’s not like there’s no coming back, I’m fine now… it’s just such a hard thing to do, to make a record like this on your own. It’s almost as if, if I’m not pushing myself to point of madness, it’s not going to be right. And I know it’s going to be like that every time. What’s the definition of madness? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I kind of do that. I think the biggest goal is to make something that’s worthy of all that time and effort. And the more time and effort, the bigger the goal. I knew I had to make something that was good enough that it should be made. And a massive positive about making the record is that we get to play it live. That’s always the most joyous thing; everyone gets to contribute to the sound, this amazing thing that seems to come right through the roof.”
Spiritualized previously shared a video for “I’m Your Man”, directed by Juliette Larthe, which can be viewed HERE, and announced news of select live performances in support of the album, including a headline shows at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre and the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Dates/info below:
Friday 21st September – London – Eventim Apollo Tickets
Saturday 22nd September – Angers, France – Levitation Tickets
Sunday 23rd September – Paris – Cabaret Sauvage Tickets
Thursday 11th October – New York City – Kings Theatre Tickets
Tuesday 16th October – Los Angeles – The Orpheum Theatre Tickets
Friday 2nd November – Barcelona – Razzmatazz Tickets
Saturday 3rd November – Madrid – La Rivera Tickets
Saturday 24th November – Berlin – Synasthesie Festival Tickets
And Nothing Hurt will be released 7th September via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Fat Possum in the US. Album artwork below:
FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN ONE-MAN SHOWS
Intimate Acoustic Tour To Run September 19th Through October 1st
Tickets On Sale July 27th at: www.grahamcoxon.co.uk
Photo credit Denholm Hewlett
Known the world over for his work as guitarist and founding member of Blur as well as his solo ventures including the recent score to the acclaimed cult hit Netflix series The End of the F***ing World, Graham Coxon has confirmed his first ever series of one-man shows in North America.
The tour will consist of 10 intimate dates beginning September 19th at the Mod Club in Toronto and concluding October 1st at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles. Graham will perform all shows completely solo, playing material spanning his eight solo records and his debut as a soundtrack/score composer, the aforementioned The End of the F***ing World.
Prior to the Canada and U.S. shows, Graham will appear at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-Under-Lyme in the UK September 17th. For information on that show, go to: http://www.newvictheatre.org.uk/productions/graham-coxon/.
While he made his name as guitar player for Blur, Graham has also played saxophone and drums on many Blur tracks. He composed 1997’s “You’re So Great,” as well as much of the band’s 1999 hit single “Coffee & TV,” which he also sang. More recently, Graham produced (alongside Stephen Street) Blur’s 2015 album The Magic Whip, which debuted at #1 in the UK album chart.
Graham has released eight solo albums:
The Sky is Too High (1998), The Golden D (2000), Crow Sit On Blood Tree (2001), The Kiss Of Morning (2002), Happiness In Magazines (2004), Love Travels At Illegal Speeds (2006), The Spinning Top (2009) and A+E (2012).
Tickets can be purchased at grahamcoxon.co.uk starting Friday, July 27th.
North American Solo Tour 2018
WED 9/19 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
THU 9/20 Detroit, MI – El Club
FRI 9/21 Chicago, IL – Park West
SUN 9/23 Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
MON 9/24 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
TUE 9/25 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
WED 9/26 Boston, MA Middle East – Downstairs
THU 9/27 Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
SUN 9/30 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
MON 10/01 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
“LOVE IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING IN ITS WAY”
#1 on BILLBOARD DANCE CLUB SONGS CHART
U Talkin U2 To Me? Part 1 available now
U2 have topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart with remixes of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way.”
New versions of the track – the third single from current album Songs of Experience (Interscope) – by Beck, Cheat Codes, Will Clarke, The Funk Hunters and Daybreakers have combined to see the song take the #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.
This is the fourth time the band have topped the chart, most recently with Beautiful Day (2001) as well as Discothèque (1997) and Lemon (1993).
Today also sees the release of a three-track EP titled Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (HP Hoeger Rusty Egan Remixes). Listen HERE.
To hear all remixed versions of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way,” click here.
Earlier this week U2 fans Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott of U Talkin’ U2 To Me? released part 1 in a two part series discussing the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour featuring special guests Andy Daly and Phoebe Robinson. Tuesday’s episode, part 2, will feature Adam and Scott’s interview with the U2. Download wherever you get your podcasts.
U2’s groundbreaking eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour hits Europe this Autumn, kicking off in Berlin on 31 August with dates in Manchester (19 & 20 October) and London (23 & 24 October), ahead of four hometown shows in Dublin in November.
For more information:
photo credit: Chloë Gregoire
Luscious Jackson founding member Jill Cunniff will showcase a new dimension of her many talents with her first exhibition of original artwork, Lyric and Word Paintings. The exhibition will run from Thursday, September 20th through Sunday, September 23rd at 198 Allen Street in New York City.
The opening night event will take place 7-10 pm on September 20th and will include a one night only acoustic set by Jill, performing songs spanning the Luscious Jackson catalogue, as well as from her 2007 solo album, City Beach.
Commenting on the inspiration and process behind her paintings, Jill explained: “I’ve been painting my whole life. As a teenager, I used to paint and write songs kind of like a hand off, switching between the two over the course of an afternoon. I listen to music when I am doing artwork; it’s a big part of the process. I’m influenced by New York City’s streets and the posters and writings that pile up on top of each other, creating layers of color and text. I came of age in 1980s downtown NYC when graffiti and hip-hop met punk. Later, I was introduced to the work of Bay Area Figurative artists while studying painting at U.C. Berkeley, and their glowing landscapes also had a deep influence. So my paintings have elements that are both hectic and serene.”
Jill Cunniff co-founded Luscious Jackson in 1991. The band’s unique and streetwise blend of punk, funk, and the various musical and cultural styles of its native NYC emerged via Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label with the 1992 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Best EP winner In Search Of Manny. Debut album Natural Ingredients was released in 1994, featuring the single “Here.” Luscious Jackson’s sophomore album Fever In Fever Out dropped in 1996, including the hit “Naked Eye” and earning the band its first gold record. Album number three, 1999’s Electric Honey (featuring “Ladyfingers”), preceded Luscious Jackson’s 2000 break-up. During that lengthy hiatus, Jill was a songwriter for other artists, produced the house music group Cooler Kids, and released her 2007 solo album, City Beach. In 2013, Jill resumed her role as vocalist, bass player and principle songwriter of Luscious Jackson for the band’s long awaited fourth album, Magic Hour.
ABOUT PMM ART PROJECTS
Pat Magnarella, a highly respected music manager, conceived PMM ART PROJECTS as a “disruptive art business model” over a decade ago in which he neither strived to be an “agent” or “gallerist,” but, instead worked as a manager to ensure that his visual artist clients were protected, nurtured, and recognized both within and beyond the art world.
PMM ART PROJECTS has presented acclaimed exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and London and has been the subject of features in Forbes, BBC, Skynews, Evening Standard, New York Post, The SundayTimes of London, The Art Newspaper, GQ Magazine and others.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM “OH BABY” AND “I USED TO” REMIXES OUT AUGUST 10TH
Two new 12” vinyl singles from LCD Soundystem’s GRAMMY-winning #1 album AMERICAN DREAM are now available for pre-sale at http://www.americandreamdfa.store.
The singles will be physically released August 10 and feature mixes from Berlin circuit veteran Dixon and L.A. tastemaker Lovefingers, as well as a vinyl release of AMERICAN DREAM bonus track “Pulse (v.1).”
Track listings below:
“i used to” (dixon retouch) / “Pulse (v.1)”
“oh baby” (lovefingers remix) / “oh baby” (lovefingers dub)
Humility (DJ KOZE Remix)
Humility (SUPERORGANISM Remix)
Watch VIDEO for (DJ KOZE Remix) – HERE
Watch VIDEO for (SUPERORGANISM Remix) – HERE
NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘The Now Now’ – OUT NOW
“’Humility’… sounds like an A.I.-generated summer bop: basslines bounce, synths rush, and George Benson riffs frolic like dragonflies.” – PITCHFORK
Gorillaz celebrate the unforgettable summer of 2018 with the release of two new remixes – Humility (DJ Koze Remix) and Humility (Superorganism Remix), available to stream and download on all DSPs now.
The collaboration has resulted in two new remixes of ‘Humility to soundtrack the heatwave. Zeitgeist-surfing music collective Superorganism infuse the song with their indie-pop magic alongside a new visual remix of the Jamie Hewlett-directed video featuring Superorganism frontwoman Orono. And joining the party is underground superstar DJ Koze, with his own unique spin on the track.
The original – featuring Jamie Principle and George Benson, “…his beautiful liquid guitar elevating excellent single Humility.” (The Guardian) – was released last month as the first single from Gorillaz’ brand new studio album The Now Now,
The Now Now is the new 11-track studio album from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act*. Produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, and recorded entirely at Studio 13, London in February this year.
Gorillaz, currently on the road across Europe with The Now Now Tour, will return home for a headline appearance at Boomtown Festival, Hampshire – their only UK show this year – on 11th August. And the band’s own acclaimed Demon Dayz Festival – the “joyful apocalypse… and carnivalesque festival of great performances” (The Guardian)” curated by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett – will make its exclusive appearance for this year at the Pico Rivera Arena in Los Angeles on 20th October, with additional dates for North America also confirmed. (See complete tour itinerary below).
Notes to Editors:
Barely eighteen months into their bright burning existence, Superorganism have successfully negotiated a steep trajectory from brand new internet buzz band to much-loved, real world breakout stars, with a global fan base and acclaimed debut album to their name. The London-based, eight person collective of international musicians and pop culture junkies from Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the UK released their self-titled debut album in March via Domino; a riot of idiosyncratic, technicolor pop that is an on-the-money encapsulation of the vital sights and sounds of music in 2018.
About DJ Koze:
DJ Koze exists a little outside of time of time. Not only because his records can take you to places where everything seems to stop, the present moment expanding out to the horizon, but because he manages to function on a timeline completely detached from the usual dreary cycles of hype, influence, club hits, press credibility and career progression that govern so many of the structures of the music world. None of which is to say, though, that he’s a wilful “outsider” artist: though Koze’s music has been consistently strange and psychedelic, he has absolutely no truck with courting obscurity or alienating people for the sake of it, and he is hugely popular with very good reason.
Even in a world flooded by cheap copies and functional clubs, his remixing skills are some of the most in-demand in the world, the Pampa label is one of the most important in electronic music, and his DJ sets are revered worldwide to this day… and as knock knock shows without question, he is still a world-bestriding music artist in his own right. Outside of time, outside of obvious influence, outside of trend and hype – but right inside a circle of great “artists with gifted talents… somewhere on the edge of pop music” – DJ Koze just keeps on keeping on.
Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011) and Humanz (2017). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. *The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records* as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
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The Now Now is available as a single CD, vinyl LP or as a digital download, as well as a collector’s edition Deluxe Vinyl LP Box Set. Details can be found here.
Track listing for The Now Now is:
Humility – feat George Benson
Hollywood – feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
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Gorillaz: The Now Now Tour 2018
12 July Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca – ITALY
14 July Bilbao BBK Live, Bilbao – SPAIN
19 July Paleo Festival, Nyon – SWITZERLAND
21 July Vieilles Charrues Festival, Carhaix – FRANCE
22 July Lollapalooza, Paris – FRANCE
25 July U Park Festival, Kyiv (Kiev) – UKRAINE
28 July Park Live Festival, Moscow – RUSSIA FEDERATION
9 August Sziget Festival, Budapest – HUNGARY
11 August Boomtown Festival, HAMPSHIRE, UK
16 August Frequency Festival, St Pölten – AUSTRIA
17 August Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen – NETHERLANDS
8 October Air Canada Centre, TORONTO
9 October Bell Centre, MONTREAL
11 October Wells Fargo Center, PHILADELPHIA
13 October Barclays Center, NEW YORK
14 October TD Garden, BOSTON
16 October United Centre, CHICAGO
20 October Demon Dayz Festival, LOS ANGELES
U2 & Broken Fingaz Crew Reunite
Animated Video for “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)” Out Now
‘The door is open to go through
If I could I would come too
But the path is made by you
As you‘re walking, start singing and stop talking…’
Earlier this year Beck joined forces with U2 to remix “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” from the international #1 album, Songs of Experience (Interscope). The GRAMMY Album of the Year winning musician dug deep to expose the organic foundation underpinning the soaring harmonies of the anthem spurring nightly sing-alongs on the current eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour.
Now, Broken Fingaz Crew, the fearless Israeli graffiti collective who previously collaborated with U2 on the “American Soul” and “Get Out Of Your Own Way” videos, have created a visual re-imagination of similar impact. The infectious sonic optimism of the U2 + Beck remix is translated once again into a dizzying dreamscape, where turbulent seas and dancing skeletons ultimately give way to a message of hope.
Known only by the pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities – Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco — the enigmatic Broken Fingaz Crew’s groundbreaking street art in their native Haifa inspired U2 to give them full creative control to visually interpret these songs. The results have continually reaffirmed Broken Fingaz Crew’s standing as artistic and social pioneers emerging from an underground of their own creation.
Broken Fingaz Crew’s animated realization of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/d7S0-SSFQ4U
BECK ADDS JENNY LEWIS AS SPECIAL GUEST ON FIRST EVER MADISON SQUARE GARDEN HEADLINE AND PHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL PIER DATES
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Glass Animals will be unable to appear on the New York and Philadelphia dates of Beck’s Colors Tour.
Special guest Jenny Lewis has stepped up to take their place for these two shows—her only scheduled New York and Philadelphia appearances.
The Beck/ Jenny Lewis shows take place July 19th at Madison Square Garden—Beck’s long awaited debut as an MSG headliner—and July 20th at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier.