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THOM YORKE TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES U.S. TOUR 2018

THOM YORKE 
TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES U.S. TOUR 2018

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 “One of the show’s many highlights was visual collaborator Tarik Barri’s gorgeous visuals that accompanied Yorke and Godrich’s heady sounds.”

Tickets will go on general sale from Friday 17th August at 10am EST/7am PCT/3pm UK time onwards, please check the schedule page for each venue’s details.

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

U2 SUMMER OF LOVE (REMIXES EP) OUT NOW

U2

SUMMER OF LOVE (REMIXES EP)

OUT NOW

LISTEN HERE

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.

www.U2.com

“PLAY” DAVE GROHL LIVE NOW AT

“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.

Website experience: http://smarturl.it/VisitPLAY
OR
Watch on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/PLAY_DG
Stream/buy: http://smarturl.it/DGPLAY

BECK “COLORS (PICARD BROTHERS REMIX)”

BECK
“COLORS (PICARD BROTHERS REMIX)” 

NOW AVAILABLE

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/ColorsPicardBrosRemix

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 jacob@nastylittleman.com

DAVE GROHL PRESENTS “PLAY”

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

Teaser Live Now 

“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.com/ for information on upcoming auctions with proceeds benefiting local music education organizations.

SPIRITUALIZED “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go” Second Single from And Nothing Hurt New Album Out September 7th on Fat Possum

SPIRITUALIZED
“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:

U2: “LOVE IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING IN ITS WAY” #1 on BILLBOARD DANCE CLUB SONGS CHART

U2 

“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 BeckCheat CodesWill ClarkeThe 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:

www.U2.com

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM “OH BABY” AND “I USED TO” REMIXES OUT AUGUST 10TH

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)

U2 & Broken Fingaz Crew Reunite Animated Video for “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)” Out Now

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

DEMON DAYZ LA FESTIVAL LINEUP CONFIRMED

DEMON DAYZ LA FESTIVAL LINEUP CONFIRMED
 
Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM, & More To Join Forces with Gorillaz 

OCTOBER 20th AT PICO RIVERA SPORTS ARENA & GROUNDS IN LOS ANGELES

demondayzfestla.com

Gorillaz have confirmed the full lineup of guests joining them for the inaugural U.S. staging of their Demon Dayz festival, taking place Saturday, October 20th at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds just 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

In addition to Gorillaz’ only west coast appearance of 2018 and triumphant return following the sold out 2017 Forum show the Los Angeles Times called “a dance party for a world gone mad,” Demon Dayz LA promises an experience like no other: An eclectic lineup of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family, plus an assortment of surprises, attractions, exclusive merchandise and more—all combining to create an auditory, visual and physical version of the Gorillaz universe for fans to explore.

Demon Dayz LA will feature two stages of music, including a performance space in one of the most iconic Mexican rodeo rings in the country. The artist lineup is as follows:

Gorillaz
Erykah Badu
The Internet
DRAM
Little Simz
Kilo Kish
Ana Tijoux
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Tony Allen
Las Cafeteras
Chulita Vinyl Club

Demon Dayz LA tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 8th at 10am PST at https://demondayz.frontgatetickets.com/.  Early bird pricing available while supplies last:

General Admission pass – $99 plus fees
VIP 1 – G Lounge pass – $199 plus fees (includes admission to the festival)
VIP 2 – Demon Deck pass – $349 plus fees (includes admission to the festival)

Amenities for each VIP package are listed at https://demondayzfestla.com/tickets/

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, June 1 at 10am local through Thursday, June 7 at 10pm local.

Demon Dayz LA will be Gorillaz’ final North American date of 2018, arriving at the close of the band’s The Now Now Tour. Named for the new Gorillaz album out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records, The Now Now Tour kicks off October 8th in Toronto, and makes stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago prior to Demon Dayz L.A..

To download the Demon Dayz LA poster and/or Gorillaz press photos, go to http://www.nastylittleman.com/artists/gorillaz/

For further information, contact:

Gorillaz and Demon Dayz:
Steve Martin steve@nastylittleman.com
Michele Hug michele@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz olivia@nastylittleman.com