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UPCOMING RELEASES:

09/23/15 - ARCADE FIRE: THE REFLEKTOR TAPES
10/02/15 – PAUL McCARTNEY: TUG OF WAR & PIPES OF PEACE REISSUES
11/13/15 – BOOTS: AQUΛRIA (Columbia)

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U2: SONG FOR SOMEONE (DIRECTED BY MATT MAHURIN)

24-HOUR VIDEO EXCLUSIVE AT Facebook.com/u2

U2 have unveiled a second video for “Song For Someone,” directed by acclaimed illustrator and photographer Matt Mahurin and viewable exclusively on the band’s Facebook page for the next 24 hours.

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Reuniting U2’s music and Mahurin’s distinctive style—the two worked together on 1993’s “Love Is Blindness”–“Song For Someone” is a visual meditation on a standout track from U2’s Songs Of Innocence album. Rendered in a beautiful black and white palette and featuring a performance from Bono filmed earlier this year in Malibu, Mahurin’s vision for “Song For Someone” draws sharp parallels between song, inspiration and other forces of nature.

On working with U2 once more, Mahurin said “Collaboration is a great part of the creative process – and it has been a true joy to once again jump aboard the band’s mission of music, mercy and mayhem.”

Mahurin’s evocative take on “Song For Someone” stands in stark contrast to Vincent Haycock’s short film starring Woody and Zoe Harrelson, which debuted July 9 on SundanceTV.

“Song For Someone” has been a nightly highlight of the band’s current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, which resumes September 4 in Turin, Italy.

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BOOTS: NPR’S “ALL SONGS CONSIDERED” FULL-EPISODE INTERVIEW NOW LIVE

LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW HERE

ALBUM ART AND TRACKLISTING FOR DEBUT ALBUM AQUΛRIA UNVEILED ALBUM COVER MED RES
Following the announcement of his debut album, AQUΛRIA – out Friday, November 13th on Columbia Records – BOOTS sat down with Bob Boilen of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” to give fans a rare glimpse into his musical mindset. In addition to previewing several tracks from AQUΛRIA, the exclusive, full-episode interview touches upon dominant influences, BOOTS’ upbringing and how he found his voice. Fans of BOOTS’ WinterSpringSummerFall mixtape will be especially interested to hear the tragic story behind the mixtape’s opening track, “A Day in the Life of Jordan Asher”, wherein BOOTS describes a stranger dying in his arms.

Listen to BOOTS’ “All Songs Considered” episode here.

BOOTS has also revealed the album cover – as seen above – and track listing to AQUΛRIA. Listen to the title track now. See full track listing below.

AQUΛRIA TRACKLISTING
1. Brooklyn Gamma
2. C.U.R.E.
3. Oraclies
4. Bombs Away
5. I Run Roulette
6. Gallows
7. AQUΛRIA
8. Earthquake
9. Only
10. Dead Come Running
11. Still

As previously announced, BOOTS will be joining Run the Jewels during their fall North American tour. Additionally, BOOTS will play an Austin City Limits aftershow at Emo’s on October 2nd with TV on the Radio. For more information, visit bootsonboots.comfacebook.com/BOOTS and twitter.com/bootsonboots.

BOOTS
2015 TOUR

09/12/15 – Buffalo, NY – Edgefest
09/27/15 – Washington, DC – Landmark Music Fest
09/29/15 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre +
09/30/15 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
10/02/15 – Austin, TX – Emo’s *
10/03/15 – Austin, TX – ACL Festival
10/05/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works +
10/06/15 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall +
10/07/15 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
10/10/15 – Austin, TX – ACL Festival
10/12/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues +
10/13/15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues +
10/15/15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre +
10/20/15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre +
10/21/15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre +
10/22/15 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre +
10/23/15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
10/24/15 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre +

+ supporting Run The Jewels
* supporting TV on the Radio

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PAUL McCARTNEY TO GET BACK “OUT THERE” IN OCTOBER

FIVE NEW NORTH AMERICAN DATES CONFIRMED

October 13  Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
October 15 
 State College, Pennsylvania — Bryce Jordan Center
October 17 
 Toronto, Canada — Air Canada Centre
October 21 
 Detroit, Michigan — Joe Louis Arena
October 22 
 Buffalo, New York — First Niagara Center

Paul McCartney © MJ Kim

Paul McCartney © MJ Kim

Fresh off an undeniably historic headline performance at this year’s Lollapalooza hailed without exception as the biggest and best in the festival’s 25 year history, Paul McCartney has confirmed five new North American arena dates on the universally acclaimed ‘Out There’ tour.

First, Paul will return to Columbus, OH nearly 10 years to the day since his last appearance in the Ohio capital city to headline the Nationwide Arena on October 13. On October 15, Paul will play his first ever show in State College, PA at the Bryce Jordan Center. October 17 will see Paul back at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010 on the ‘Up And Coming’ Tour, followed by an October 21 in Detroit, MI — Paul’s first appearance at the Joe Louis Arena and his first visit to the Motor City since 2011 on the ‘On The Run’ Tour. Finally, Paul will make his concert debut in Buffalo, NY on October 22 at the First Niagara Center.

Having already torn through 22 shows this year covering Japan, South Korea, Europe, the UK and the US, the ‘Out There’ tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list also includes material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release in 2013.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity: in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived, music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. Paul and his band have performed in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, played the last ever show at  San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert, and even broadcast live into space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2015 has been yet another incredible year for Paul. He kicked things off on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards with Rihanna and Kanye West, performing their smash hit collaboration ‘FourFiveSeconds’, treated New York City to an intimate Valentines Day concert the night before appearing on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special, and inducted Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all before the year’s halfway mark. Having played another slew of sold out dates including his debut appearance in South Korea at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, the massive Stade de France in Paris, and triumphant headline sets at the Firefly, Roskilde and Lollapalooza festivals, ‘Out There’ 2015 is already proving to be another amazing chapter for a living legend who continues to make history with his every move.

Tickets for the U.S. dates will be on sale Monday, August 31 at 10am EDT.

Tickets for Toronto will be on sale Friday, August 28 at 11am EDT.

For the U.S. dates, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday August 27 at 10am EDT through Sunday August 30 at 10pm EDT.

For Toronto, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday August 25 at 10am EDT  through Thursday August 27 at 10pm EDT.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

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PAUL McCARTNEY TO GET BACK “OUT THERE” IN OCTOBER

NEW NORTH AMERICAN DATES CONFIRMED

October 13 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena

October 17 — Toronto, Canada — Air Canada Centre

Paul McCartney © MJ Kim

Paul McCartney © MJ Kim

Fresh off an undeniably historic headline performance at this year’s Lollapalooza hailed without exception as the biggest and best in the festival’s 25 year history, Paul McCartney has confirmed another new North American arena date on the universally acclaimed Out There tour.

Paul will return to Columbus, OH nearly 10 years to the day since his last appearance in the Ohio capital city to headline the Nationwide Arena on October 13. October 17 will see Paul back at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010 on the Up And Coming Tour.

Having already torn through 22 shows this year covering Japan, South Korea, Europe, the UK and the US, the Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list also includes material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release in 2013.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity: in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived, music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. Paul and his band have performed in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, played the last ever show at  San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2015 has been yet another incredible year for Paul. He kicked things off on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards with Rihanna and Kanye West, performing their smash hit collaboration “FourFiveSeconds,” treated New York City to an intimate Valentines Day concert the night before appearing on the SaturdayNight Live 40th Anniversary special, and inducted Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all before the year’s halfway mark. Having played another slew of sold out dates including his debut appearance in South Korea at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, the massive Stade de France in Paris, and triumphant headline sets at the Firefly, Roskilde and Lollapalooza festivals, Out There 2015 is already proving to be another amazing chapter for a living legend who continues to make history with his every move.

Tickets for the newly announced Columbus date will be on sale Monday, August 31 at 10AM EST. 

In Columbus, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday August 27 at 10AM EST through Sunday August 30 at 10PM EST.
 
In Toronto, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday August 25 at 10AM EST through Thursday August 27 at 10PM EST.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

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PAUL McCARTNEY TO GET BACK “OUT THERE” IN OCTOBER

October 17 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto

Paul McCartney © MJ Kim

Paul McCartney © MJ Kim

 

Fresh off an undeniably historic headline performance at this year’s Lollapalooza hailed without exception as the biggest and best in the festival’s 25 year history, Paul McCartney has confirmed the first new North American arena date on the universally acclaimed Out There tour.

On October 17, Paul will return to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010 on the Up And Coming Tour.

Having already torn through 22 shows this year covering Japan, South Korea, Europe, the UK and the US, the Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list also includes material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release in 2013.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity: in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived, music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. Paul and his band have performed in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, played the last ever show at  San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2015 has been yet another incredible year for Paul. He kicked things off on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards with Rihanna and Kanye West, performing their smash hit collaboration “FourFiveSeconds,” treated New York City to an intimate Valentines Day concert the night before appearing on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special, and inducted Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all before the year’s halfway mark. Having played another slew of sold out dates including his debut appearance in South Korea at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, the massive Stade de France in Paris, and triumphant headline sets at the Firefly, Roskilde and Lollapalooza festivals, Out There 2015 is already proving to be another amazing chapter for a living legend who continues to make history with his every move.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, August 28 at 11AM EST.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday August 25 at 10AM EST  through Thursday August 27 at 10PM EST

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

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BOOTS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM AQUΛRIA ON NOVEMBER 13th, 2015 VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS 

HEAR THE TITLE TRACK HERE

EXCLUSIVE NPR ‘ALL SONGS CONSIDERED’ EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH BOB BOILEN COMING SOON

© Eliot Lee Hazel

© Eliot Lee Hazel

On the heels of last week’s surprise release of FKA twigs’ M3LL15X EP, BOOTS – the sole producer behind four of the EP’s five tracks – is now announcing the release of his debut album, AQUΛRIA, due out Friday, November 13th on Columbia Records. Featuring co-production from El-P (Run The Jewels) and Carla Azar (Autolux), AQUΛRIA is set somewhere in a twilight realm of the Information Era as BOOTS blends masterful musical styles and gritty vocals with a futuristic approach at creating a boundary-crushing defiance to the established musical hivemind.

As a first offering, BOOTS gives us the title track to AQUΛRIA which features Angel Deradoorian (The Dirty Projectors) on vocals and is available to listen to here.

Coming soon, be sure to tune in to a very special episode NPR’s ALL SONGS CONSIDERED as Bob Boilen – an early BOOTS fan – sits down with him to dissect the album and give listeners a taste of the new music. Delving deep, the two discuss pivotal moments in BOOTS life and career, unveiling a side of BOOTS few have ever known.

In February of 2015, esteemed New York Times music critic Jon Pareles traveled to the Mojave Desert to meet with Jordy Asher aka BOOTS. Asher was in the process of making his short film Motorcycle Jesus, the companion to a soundtrack of five songs which had piqued Pareles’ interest. Over a few days in the desert, he and BOOTS discussed his unlikely origin story: from sleeping on floors to becoming the secret weapon powering critical and commercial smashes for the likes of Beyonce, FKA twigs, and others — all the while crafting his own material for his WinterSpringSummerFall mixtape and Motorcycle Jesus. Pareles drew out of him the genesis of his ambition:

The dogged survival instinct of his character in Motorcycle Jesus, he said, reflects “people, like myself, who just have to keep moving forward and working, to keep my head and do what my gut tells me. Because I don’t know what happens if I stop working, or if I stop moving, or if I stop going perpetually forward. And I’m afraid to find out.”

That profile, the multimedia release of Motorcycle Jesus and a blazing TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon would conspire to introduce BOOTS to the world as a creative force to be reckoned with in his own right.

BOOTS will be on tour this fall supporting Run The Jewels. Full list of tour dates are below.

09/12/15 – Buffalo, NY – Edgefest
09/27/15 – Washington, DC – Landmark Music Fest
09/29/15 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre +
09/30/15 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
10/03/15 – Austin, TX – ACL Festival
10/05/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works +
10/06/15 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall +
10/07/15 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
10/10/15 – Austin, TX – ACL Festival
10/12/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues +
10/13/15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues +
10/15/15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre +
10/20/15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre +
10/21/15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre +
10/22/15 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre +
10/23/15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
10/24/15 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre +

+ supporting Run The Jewels

For further information, visit bootsonboots.comwww.facebook.com/BOOTS and https://twitter.com/bootsonboots.

AQUARIA SINGLE ART HI RES

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DANGER MOUSE LAUNCHES 30TH CENTURY RECORDS

© James Minchin

© James Minchin

Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, is excited to announce 30th Century Records, his imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records. Beginning this fall, the world-renowned artist, songwriter and producer will oversee a label comprised of artists he is personally signing. 30th Century Records will debut with his first signing, Autolux, who are currently at work on the full-length follow-up to 2010′s critically-celebrated Transit Transit.

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of Danger Mouse’s wildly innovative landmark release, The Grey Album, which dramatically altered the musical and technological topography of the entertainment industry. By fusing a cappella strains of Jay Z’s Black Album with the instrumentals from The Beatles’ White Album, Danger Mouse jettisoned music production into the 21st Century.

Since 2004 and The Grey Album, a bevy of modern day musical titans have sought out the Danger Mouse treatment. Burton’s songwriting and production work as Danger Mouse can be heard on such notable releases as Gorillaz’s Demon Days,  Beck’s Modern Guilt, Norah Jones’ …Little Broken Hearts, The Black Keys’ explosive single “Tighten Up” and their massive album El Camino. More recently, Burton’s talents and expertise can be heard on U2′s Songs of Innocence and A$AP Rocky’s AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP.

Aside from his work as a producer, Burton has established himself as an artist, composer and songwriter. In 2006, Burton teamed up with CeeLo Green to form Gnarls Barkley. This partnership gave birth to two full-length albums and of course the single “Crazy,” which Rolling Stone dubbed Song of the Decade. In 2010, Burton collaborated with Sparklehorse and David Lynch to create Dark Night of the Soul, a star-studded studio album featuring guests such as James Mercer, Black Francis, Wayne Coyne, Julian Casablancas, and Iggy Pop among a host of others. The album’s release was accompanied by a photo book consisting of photos taken by Lynch which provided a visual narrative for the music. Burton would eventually go on to showcase his talents as a composer in 2011 when he joined Daniele Luppi to craft the epic Rome which featured Jack White, Norah Jones and the original musicians who performed composer Ennio Morricone’s Italian film scores, which were key inspirations for the project’s conception.

Burton has devoted much of his time during the last seven years to his band Broken Bells which he formed with James Mercer of The Shins in 2008. This partnership resulted in two full length, Columbia-released albums: their 2010 self-titled debut and 2014′s After the Disco.

Through the years, Burton’s work has been heavily praised and recognized by the music world’s governing bodies. Among his 21 GRAMMY nominations that span nine years, Burton has won five awards including Producer of the Year in 2011. In 2014, Burton won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for his writing and production work with U2 on their song “Ordinary Love”.

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TEENAGE TIME KILLERS CONFIRM SPECIAL ONE-OFF U.S. PERFORMANCE

LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE SEPTEMBER 12th

TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 14TH AT 10AM PST AT http://axs.com/events/281747/teenage-time-killers-tickets

Group Photo LO RES

“the metal/punk supergroup to end all metal/punk supergroups”—NOISEY

“sneers and snarls like a long-lost punk mixtape, fueled by the forever-young rage of rockers who refuse to grow up.”—ROLLING STONE

“chock-full of hot-wired, brain-busting hardcore punk…an absolute blast”—REVOLVER

“Scuzzy and simple…the record crackles with energy…delirious excitement that is irresistible.”—ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“track after track of unrepentant volume that cuts like a hardcore DIY effort, glazed by moments that mosh between Black Sabbath séances and CKY videos with almost no blood to spare. I don’t know or care why this record exists, this bizarre shotgun blast where nearly every good song is played by a different lineup, but one thing is clear: I want another, sir. Hit me.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Following the July 31st release of their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Rise Records), the ball-crushing, ragtag team of Teenage Time Killers are pleased to confirm a once-in-a-lifetime and only US performanceSeptember 12 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Full lineup for the show below, including some very special guests.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10am PST, but snag them early at the presale, beginningThursday (8/13) at 10am PST. Doors will open at 8, show starts at 9—so don’t be late!

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ARCADE FIRE: THE REFLEKTOR TAPES

WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL DEBUT CONFIRMED FOR TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURE FILM THEATRICAL RELEASE MOVED UP TO SEPTEMBER 23RD IN NORTH AMERICA

THEATERS, SHOWTIMES, TICKET DETAILS, NEW TRAILER ALL LIVE NOW AT www.TheReflektorTapes.com

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The internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning Arcade Fire’s first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, has been confirmed for inclusion in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, which commences September 10th. The screening on September 12th will be the worldwide premiere, debuting for a prestigious international audience alongside the likes of The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and The Martian with Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, as part of TIFF’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Details on screenings can be found at http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15.

Additionally, the theatrical release of The Reflektor Tapes has been moved up one day in North America to September 23rd. Tickets for The Reflektor Tapes are now on sale, with more screenings soon to be confirmed. For a list of theaters, times and further information—as well as a brand new full length trailer–see here or go to www.TheReflektorTapes.com.

The Reflektor Tapes is directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, and produced by award-winning studio Pulse Films (20,000 Days on EarthShut Up And Play The Hits) and What Matters Most. It is a film quite unlike any other; an authentic cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history. The release will be brought to screens by leading Event Cinema distributor Arts Alliance. Each and every screening of this limited release will be part of a unique cinematic event to be shared by audiences around the world.

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

Audiences will relive stunning concerts from the Reflektor tour, re-envisioned in true cinema high definition and surround sound. The film will also offer a rare opportunity for fans to delve beneath the surface and get closer to the band themselves. With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.

Arcade Fire said of the film: “There were parts of the Reflektor tour where I think we, Arcade Fire, came the closest in our careers to putting on stage what we imagined in our heads. We were insanely lucky to have Kahlil Joseph documenting from the very beginning.” 

In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will also give viewers a chance to hear a brand new, unreleased track for the first time and features an exclusive 15 minutes of unseen footage, filmed with the band only for cinema audiences.
www.TheReflektorTapes.com

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Press Contacts
USA

General: Perri Cohen - perri@nastylittleman.com T: +1 212 343 0740
Film & broadcast media: Emma White - emma.white@waytoblue.com T: +1 310 689 7200
Pulse inquiries: BeBe Lerner - blerner@id-pr.com

UK
General: Keong Woo - keong.woo@goodmachinepr.com M: 07738 262312
Film & broadcast media: Louise Gluckstein - louise.gluckstein@waytoblue.com T: +44 020 3758 8634
Pulse inquiries: Mischa Joslin - mischa.joslin@edencancan.com

Editor’s Notes

Kahlil Joseph is an award winning LA based filmmaker. His beautifully shot, evocative short film “Until the Quiet Comes” for Flying Lotus received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and Video of the Year at the UKMVA’s in 2013. Kahlil has worked with some of the most influential artists in music, including Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. A further collaboration with Kendrick Lamar resulted in a 2-screen installation titled Double Conscious. This work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA for the 2015 season.

Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral was released in 2004 to critical acclaim and featured in multiple Album of the Decade Polls including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and numerous others. Their 2007 follow-upNeon Bible debuted at #2 in the UK and the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011 the band won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010) before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards. The band’s fourth albumReflektor topped the charts worldwide upon its October 2013 release, debuting at #1 in the US, UK, Canada and several other territories. The album was supported by the wildly ambitious and ecstatically received global Reflektor tour.

Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. Arts Alliance has released more than 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, developing, marketing and distributing world-class shows to audiences in 75 countries, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, Arts Alliance presents exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet from The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, dynamic art exhibitions in Exhibition On Screen, theatre productions from Globe On Screen and the best rock & pop events including One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Filmwww.artsalliance.com

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PAUL McCARTNEY: TUG OF WAR & PIPES OF PEACE
CLASSIC SOLO WORKS TO RECEIVE ARCHIVE COLLECTION REISSUE TREATMENT

OUT OCTOBER 2nd

Exclusive Bonus Features to Include 2015 Remixes of “Say Say Say” and EntireTug Of War Album, Previously Unreleased Tracks & Demos, Never Before Seen Video Footage

Pre-Orders Live Now at PaulMcCartney.com

© 1981 Paul McCartney Photographer: Linda McCartney Paul at AIR London Studios, 1981.

© 1981 Paul McCartney
Photographer: Linda McCartney
Paul at AIR London Studios, 1981.

MPL and the Concord Music Group are proud to announce two more landmark installments in the multiple GRAMMY-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection. On October 2, 2015, Paul’s early ‘80s back-to-back classics Tug of War and Pipes of Peace will receive lavish multiple configuration reissue treatment including exclusive 2015 remixes of both the entire Tug of War album and the Pipes of Peace classic collaboration with Michael Jackson “Say Say Say,” a treasure trove of previously unreleased tracks and never before seen video, and much more.

Released in 1982, Tug of War was Paul’s first album following the break-up of Wings and his third solo LP overall. Hailed upon its release as “exquisitely crafted” by The New York Times and a “masterpiece” byRolling StoneTug of War went to #1 in no less than nine countries. Tug of War yielded such classic tracks as Paul’s #1 duet with Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory,” the top 10 single “Take It Away,” and of course “Here Today,” the conversation Paul never had with the late John Lennon that remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day. Pipes of Peace, Paul’s fourth solo album, followed in 1983 and continued Paul’s early ’80s run of platinum records. Singles from Pipes of Peace included the title track and of course Paul and Michael Jackson’s timeless “Say Say Say,” a multi-format global chart-topping smash continually cited as a landmark of that or any year–as recently as 2007, Vibemagazine rated “Say Say Say” as one of the greatest duets of all time.

As with the GRAMMY-winning Band On The Run and Wings Over America Archive editions, Paul personally supervised all aspects of these releases and their various formats, which include:

Tug of War will be issued as a 2-CD Special Edition comprised of the 2015 remix of the entire album, plus a second disc of bonus audio featuring eight previously unreleased demos of both album tracks and outtakes “Stop, You Don’t Know Where She Came From” and “Something That Didn’t Happen,” as well as demo and solo versions of “Ebony and Ivory” and more. The Tug Of War 3-CD/1-DVD Deluxe Edition adds the original 1982 album mix and a DVD featuring original music videos for the album’s singles and the brand new 18-minute documentary “Fly TIA—Behind The Scenes on Take It Away” featuring previously unseen archival footage. In keeping with the award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection standards, the Tug Of War Deluxe Edition will include a 112-page essay book and 64-page scrapbook, while the strictly limited run of 1000 Super Deluxe sets will arrive in a limited edition acrylic slipcase with five hand numbered prints of images from the Linda McCartney archive.

The Pipes of Peace 2-CD Special Edition is made up of the original album plus a 9-track bonus disc with such exclusive gems as a 2015 remix of “Say Say Say” by Spike Stent, unearthed demos of three album tracks and outtakes “It’s Not On” and “Simple As That,” the previously unreleased “Christian Bop” and more. The 2-CD/1-DVD Pipes of Peace Deluxe Edition features a bonus video disc comprised of the original promo clips for all three of the album’s singles, plus previously unreleased clips from Paul’s film archives. The Deluxe configuration will also include a 112-page essay book and 64-page book that takes the reader behind the scenes on the “Pipes of Peace” title track video shoot.

Both albums and their companion bonus audio discs will also be released as 2-LP 180-gram audiophile vinyl editions complete with gatefold sleeves and download cards. The newly remixed and mastered Tug of War and remastered Pipes of Peace will also receive standard and Hi Res digital releases, as well deluxe digital and Hi Res releases featuring all bonus audio.

Tug of War and Pipes of Peace are the newest installments in the acclaimed and ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection. The inaugural release in the series, the Deluxe Edition of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic live collection Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Previous releases in this ambitious reissue program encompassing 41 years of timeless material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist of all time include solo works McCartney and McCartney II, Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM, and Wings’ Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound.

For further information please contact:

UK – stuart.bell@dawbell.com
US – steve@nastylittleman.com

iTunes pre orders:

Tug of War
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Pipes of Peace
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Tug of War Track Listing

Disc 1: Remixed album
01. Tug of War (Remixed 2015)
02. Take It Away (Remixed 2015)
03. Somebody Who Cares (Remixed 2015)
04. What’s That You’re Doing? (Remixed 2015)
05. Here Today (Remixed 2015)
06. Ballroom Dancing (Remixed 2015)
07. The Pound Is Sinking (Remixed 2015)
08. Wanderlust (Remixed 2015)
09. Get It (Remixed 2015)
10. Be What You See (Link) (Remixed 2015)
11. Dress Me Up As a Robber (Remixed 2015)
12. Ebony and Ivory (Remixed 2015)

Disc 2 – Original album
01. Tug of War
02. Take It Away
03. Somebody Who Cares
04. What’s That You’re Doing?
05. Here Today
06. Ballroom Dancing
07. The Pound Is Sinking
08. Wanderlust
09. Get It
10. Be What You See (Link)
11. Dress Me Up As a Robber
12. Ebony and Ivory

Disc 3 – Bonus Audio
01. Stop, You Don’t Know Where She Came From [Demo] (previously unreleased)
02. Wanderlust [Demo] (previously unreleased)
03. Ballroom Dancing [Demo] (previously unreleased)
04. Take It Away [Demo] (previously unreleased)
05. The Pound Is Sinking [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
06. Something That Didn’t Happen [Demo] (previously unreleased)
07. Ebony and Ivory [Demo] (previously unreleased)
08. Dress Me Up As a Robber/Robber Riff [Demo] (previously unreleased)
09. Ebony and Ivory [Solo Version] (B-side of Ebony and Ivory 12” single)
10. Rainclouds (B-side of Ebony and Ivory 7” single)
11. I’ll Give You a Ring (B-side of Take It Away single)

Disc 4 – Bonus Film 
01. Tug of War Music Video (Version 1)
02. Tug of War Music Video (Version 2)
03. Take It Away Music Video
04. Ebony and Ivory Music Video
05. Fly TIA - Behind The Scenes on Take It Away (new 18 minute documentary using previously unreleased archive footage)

Pipes of Peace Track Listing

Disc 1 – Remastered Album (Stereo)
01. Pipes of Peace
02. Say Say Say
03. The Other Me
04. Keep Under Cover
05. So Bad
06. The Man
07. Sweetest Little Show
08. Average Person
09. Hey Hey
10. Tug of Peace
11. Through Our Love

Disc 2 – Bonus Audio
01. Average Person [Demo] (previously unreleased)
02. Keep Under Cover [Demo] (previously unreleased)
03. Sweetest Little Show [Demo] (previously unreleased)
04. It’s Not On [Demo] (previously unreleased)
05. Simple As That [Demo] (previously unreleased)
06. Say Say Say [2015 Remix] (previously unreleased)
07. Ode to a Koala Bear (B-side of ‘Say Say Say’ single)
08. Twice in a Lifetime (bonus track from 1993
09. Christian Bop (previously unreleased)

Disc 3 – DVD
01. Pipes of Peace Music Video
02. So Bad Music Video
03. Say Say Say Music Video
04. Hey Hey in Montserrat (previously unreleased home movie footage, 3 mins)
05. Behind the Scenes at AIR Studios (previously unreleased 6 min edit)
06. The Man (previously unreleased home movie footage, 4 mins)

© 1983 Paul McCartney Photographer: Linda McCartney Paul at AIR London Studios, 1983.

© 1983 Paul McCartney
Photographer: Linda McCartney
Paul at AIR London Studios, 1983.

 

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