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SPOON – NEW SINGLE “CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU” OUT NOW

SPOON

NEW SINGLE “CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU” OUT NOW

VIDEO DIRECTED BY MARCEL DZAMA

ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

HOT THOUGHTS OUT MARCH 17 ON MATADOR RECORDS 

Special Preorder Merch Bundles Available at spoontheband.com

© Zackery Michael

“Hot Thoughts finds Spoon at the peak of their considerable powers …cementing their place in the firmament of undeniably great rock bands.”-UNCUT

“Spoon never fails to hit its mark – delivered forcefully, and with hooks for days.”-NPR

“the title track from their ninth album… rises and falls like an orchestral disco opus, with singer Britt Daniel first unleashing a mechanized croon over a simple beat and trembling strings that bursts with a flourish of guitars. ‘Hot Thoughts’ grows vibrant with each peak and closes with Daniel wailing over a euphoric vamp.”-ROLLING STONE

If the new Spoon single “Can I Sit Next To You” feels eerily familiar, like something that’s been playing in the background of your life for the last few months, there’s actually a good chance it has: For the last few months, a campaign of subliminal placements of “Can I Sit Next To You” has seen the unreleased, unidentifiable track being played at various clubs and venues, as American Airlines boarding music, even by the house bands of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The mystery is solved today, as the song has been revealed and released as the second single from Spoon’s upcoming ninth album Hot Thoughts, out March 17 on Matador Records.

“Can I Sit Next To You” follows on the album’s first single and title track-and its mystical Aura Reader –with a sleek, steady-paced groove, as eerie bits of synth skitter around the chorus. “Can I Sit Next To You” is available now at http://smarturl.it/Stream_Can_I_Sit.

To accompany the new single, Spoon has unveiled a new video, directed by Marcel Dzama, the acclaimed contemporary artist whose previous musical collaborators have included the likes of Beck and Bob Dylan, not to mention last year’s costume and stage design for the New York City Ballet’s The Most Incredible Thing. The “Can I Sit Next To You” video can be seen here.

Spoon has added several dates to the recently announced world tour that kicks off February 27 with an intimate one-off at London’s legendary 100 Club and includes a marquee date at the Hollywood Bowl. After a pair of dates in Australia during the week of the album release, Spoon will be bringing Hot Thoughts to the South with stops in Tampa, Orlando, Charleston, Raleigh and more, marking the beginning of a busy year of touring for the band. Pre-sales for the new dates (in bold below) begin February 22 at local time, with tickets going on sale to the general public on February 24 at 10am local time.

Don’t forget-for those heading to SXSW, be sure to catch the band’s three-night release week SXSW residency at “The Main”, where Spoon will be curating an individual line up each night March 14-16. See below for a full list of dates and keep up with Spoon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and of course spoontheband.com.

SPOON
Live 2017
New dates in bold

2/27/17 – London, UK – 100 Club
3/06/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory – http://bit.ly/2lieyhC
3/14/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/15/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/16/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/23/17 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre – http://frntr.co/SpoonSyd
3/25/17 – Melbourne, AU – Croxton Bandroom – http://frntr.co/SpoonMelb
4/27/17 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen – http://bit.ly/2mgxTfB
4/28/17 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric –  http://bit.ly/2m6qd01
4/29/17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater – http://bit.ly/2lFt2I3
5/1/17 – Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor – http://bit.ly/2kTcvvX
5/2/17 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues – http://bit.ly/2m2zsBT
5/3/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – http://ticketf.ly/2m2szQI
5/5/17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm – http://ticketf.ly/2lgEx81
5/7/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz – http://bit.ly/2mguuxt
5/9/17 – Knoxville, TN – Mill and Mine – http://bit.ly/2m6uYXn
5/11/17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – http://bit.ly/2kGbewQ
6/17/17 – Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
6/18/17 – Mannheim, GER – Maifeld Derby Festival
6/19/17 – Munich, GER – Technikum

6/27/17 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla – http://bit.ly/2m6ttIM
6/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School – http://bit.ly/2lAT0fuhttp://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Spoon-tickets/artist/772074?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module
6/30/17 – London, UK – O2 Forum – http://bit.ly/2m6ttIM
7/07/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival – http://bit.ly/2ghbMEs
7/08/17 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive – http://bit.ly/296JlWw
7/14-16/17 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival – http://bit.ly/OXaejV
7/15-16/17 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival – http://bit.ly/1EEK3AD
7/28/17 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival – http://bit.ly/1QJ4uC3
7/30/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion** – http://ticketf.ly/2lgugbD
8/06/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
8/8/14 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up – http://fgtix.to/2mgLJOO
8/9/14 — Bellevue, CO – Mishwaka Amphitheater – http://bit.ly/2kT5nPY

** with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
* with Belle and Sebastian

SAM PATCH: DEBUT ALBUM ‘YEAH YOU, AND I’ FROM ARCADE FIRE’S TIM KINGSBURY OUT TODAY

SAM PATCH
DEBUT ALBUM YEAH YOU, AND I OUT TODAY VIA DEP RECORDS
 
TOUR BEGINS MARCH 2 IN MONTREAL 

 

Yeah You, and I… is a densely layered indie pop gem that rivals Kingsbury’s main band in its artistry.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE

Sam Patch – the new project by Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire – has released its debut album Yeah You, And I (Dep Records), now available on SpotifyiTunes, and for vinyl preorder.

The original Sam Patch was a daredevil in and around the New York and New Jersey area in the early 1800s—a precursor to Evel Knievel (with a touch of MTV’s Jackass). Tim was struck by Patch’s strangeness, audacity and seeming disregard for his own well-being. The term “patch” is also commonly used to describe a group of settings on a synthesizer—another reason the name made a nice fit. Thus a new Sam Patch was born for the 21st century.

The music that would become Sam Patch was written and recorded on days off during and after tour with Arcade Fire all over the world. The album became an alternate creative outlet, one that allowed for another side of Tim’s artistry to emerge. While in some ways Yeah You, And I is the very definition of a solo record – he recorded, produced, and composed all of the songs himself – the album is also marked by his musical collaborations: from Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara to Tim’s wife Natalie Shatula and vocalist Basia Bulat.

We got our first taste of Sam Patch with singles “St. Sebastian” and “Listening,” the latter hailed as “a charging little rocker strewn with an array of buzzing, flashy synths…[that] will be killer live” (Consequence of Sound).

Yeah You, And I will be supported by a spring tour starting March 2nd in Montreal. For further information, visit sampatchmusic.com

YEAH, YOU, AND I: 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4lE6ho7DWKMz3l7mBOKaca
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/yeah-you-and-i/id1178169430?ls=1
Vinyl: sampatchmusic.com

Tracklist
1. Must Have Been an Oversight
2. 100 Decibels
3. St. Sebastian
4. Waiting to Wait
5. Listening
6. No No No No
7. Never Meant No Harm
8. Up All Night

TOUR DATES:

3/2/17: Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
3/3/17: Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
3/4/17: Quebec City, QC – Anti
3/9/17: Allston, MA – Great Scott
3/10/17: New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
3/11/17: Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
3/12/17: Washington, DC – Black Cat
3/16/17: Toronto, ON – The Drake
3/17/17: Detroit, MI – El Club

3/18/17: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

RYAN ADAMS: PRISONER OUT TODAY

RYAN ADAMS
PRISONER
OUT TODAY ON PAX-AM/BLUE NOTE
RELEASE DAY APPEARANCE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
BEATS 1 SHOW THE MIDNIGHT WAVE PREMIERES MIDNIGHT PST FEBRUARY 19th; PREVIEW CLIP HERE 
NEW PRISONER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED: BEACON THEATRE, MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION, GREEK THEATRE (LOS ANGELES & BERKELEY), RED ROCKS & MORE

Coming off an action-packed week including a sold out performance at the esteemed Apollo theater, the day has finally arrived—Ryan Adams’ Prisoner has been released, free to be yours and now available at your local record store or your other preferred method: http://ryanadams.lnk.to/Prisoner

Reviews are already abuzz with some of the highest accolades of Ryan’s career:

Genius…the best thing he’s put out in a decade.”—NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“Personal and urgent…close to the magnum opus of his dreams.”—ROLLING STONE

“surprising melodies with brilliant arrangements and affecting, urgent lyrics… a craftsman who turns just about everything he touches into gold… a songwriter at the peak of his evocative power”—ASSOCIATED PRESS

“the poet laureate of unadulterated heartbreak, a master chronicler of the endless shapes and colors of romantic pain…quite possibly his finest record of the past decade.”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“a stunning scrapbook that captures heartbreak in an intimate array of snapshots, a collection that marks his most accomplished record since Heartbreaker.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

In honor of the momentous day, Ryan will be stopping by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the release with a performance backed by his trusty band…not to mention a special glimpse at the highly sought-after Prisoner: END OF WORLD Edition box set (which you can still get here for a limited time: http://smarturl.it/paxamstore). Be sure to tune in tonight!

Ryan is also pleased to announce that he has teamed up with Beats 1 for his own show, The MidnightWave, which will debut at midnight PST on February 19th and air every other week. To tune in, head on over to http://apple.co/Beats1OnAir. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store via this preview clip.

With the Prisoner tour-kick off quickly approaching, tour dates are cropping up faster than you can say…well, you get it. Ryan and the band have confirmed a slew of new shows, including stops at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Washington D.C.’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, The Greek Theatres (in both Berkeley and Los Angeles) and Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado—plus MORE. Pre-sale for the newly added dates (in bold) begins Wednesday, February 22nd at 9am local time, while general on-sale begins Friday, February 24th at 10am local time EXCEPT for Milwaukee, which will begin at 12pm local time on those pre-sale and general on-sale dates.

See below for all confirmed tour dates.

PRISONER TOUR 2017
New dates in bold

2/18/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
2/20/17 – Long Beach, CA – Fingerprints Music (In-Store Performance)
2/22/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Records (In-Store Performance)
3/5/17 – Richmond, VA – The National +
3/6/17 – Richmond, VA – The National +
3/8/17 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium +
3/9/17 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center +
3/10/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Parker Playhouse +
3/12/17 – Tampa, FL – Gasparilla Music Festival
3/14/17 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater +
5/3/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
5/7/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
5/9/17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
5/10/17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
5/12/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ++

5/14/17 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/20/17 – Auckland, NZ – Civic Theatre
5/23/17 – Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli
5/26/17 – Melbourne, AU – Margaret Court Arena
5/27/17 – Sydney, AU – Hordern Pavilion
6/1/17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Granada Theater
6/2/17 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
6/3/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
6/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
6/20/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/22/17 – Calgary, AB – Jubilee
6/23/17 – Edmonton, AB – Jubilee
6/25/17 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall
6/27/17 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater
6/28/17 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
6/29/17 – Portland, OR – Edgefield

7/6/17 – Castro Daire, PT – Nos Alive
7/7/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/8/17 – Barcelona, ES – Festival Cruilla
7/29/17 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
7/30/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
8/1/17 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

8/4/17 – Saint Charles, IA – Hinterland Festival
8/10/17 – Oslo, NO – Oya Fesival
8/17/17 – Brecon, GB – Green Man Festival
9/8/17 – Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
9/9/17 – Cork, IRE – Opera House
9/11/17 – Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theater
9/14/17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
9/15/17 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
9/17/17 – Gateshead, UK – Sage One
9/18/17 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
9/22/17 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall

+ Phoebe Bridgers supports
++ Jenny Lewis supports

THE SHINS – NEW TRACK “Mildenhall” OUT TODAY

THE SHINS 
NEW TRACK “Mildenhall” OUT TODAY
LYRIC VIDEO AVAILABLE ON VEVO

NEW ALBUM HEARTWORMS OUT MARCH 10 ON AURAL APOTHECARY/COLUMBIA RECORDS

TOUR BEGINS MARCH 2

The Shins have proudly unveiled new single “Mildenhall,” the third track from forthcoming album Heartworms. The track can now be streamed or purchased HERE.

To accompany the new track, The Shins have also unveiled a lyric video for “Mildenhall”. Shot in black and white, the video features a wandering James Mercer in England as he reflects on the place he once called home: Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk where his father was stationed. Deeply autobiographical in nature, “Mildenhall” explores the idea of home and the enduring influence of life abroad at the precipice of adulthood, chronicling his process of self-discovery both as a person and as a musician.

Heartworms is out March 10th on Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. Ranking on multiple Most Anticipated Albums lists of 2017 including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, A.V. Club and Consequence of Sound, Heartworms’ first two singles have garnered glowing reviews.

Heartworms will be supported by a spring tour that begins March 2nd in Albuquerque, NM. Tickets are on sale now. Soundcheck Party tickets are also available for select dates. One $125 Soundcheck Party ticket includes: admission to an exclusive soundcheck performance, individual photo or selfie with the band, a limited edition exclusive Shins poster signed by James Mercer, a canvas Shins tote bag, and early entry into the venue. Tickets to the show are NOT included. For more information, visit theshins.com.

HEARTWORMS TRACK LIST

1.    Name For You
2.    Painting a Hole
3.    Cherry Hearts
4.    Fantasy Island
5.    Mildenhall
6.    Rubber Ballz
7.    Half a Million
8.    Dead Alive
9.    Heartworms
10.  So Now What
11.  The Fear

2017 TOUR DATES
(Soundcheck Party tickets only available for dates in bold)

March 2 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
3/3/17 – Phoenix, AZ – McDowell Mountain Music Festival
March 4 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
March 6 – San Diego,CA – Observatory North Park
March 7 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
March 28 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
March 29 – London, UK – Apollo Hammersmith
March 30 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 31– Zurich, SUI – M4Music Festival
April 21– Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
April 22-23 – North Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
May 12-14 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 26-28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
June 2-3 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
June 3-4– Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
June 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
June 15-18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
July 28-30 – Oro-Medonte, ON – Wayhome Music & Arts Festival


RYAN ADAMS WANTS TO HOLD YOU…

RYAN ADAMS WANTS  TO HOLD YOU…
… PRISONER
ALBUM RELEASE WEEK ASSAULT ON YOUR HEART:
PRISONER UP ON NPR FIRST LISTEN NOW
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED VALENTINES DAY GUEST DJ SET
Weeklong St. Valentines Massacre To Include Apollo Theater Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Intimate In-Store Appearance

 

Just as the songs on his anxiously awaited new album Prisoner (out this Friday, February 17 on PAX AM/Blue Note) gave him no choice but to be their vessel, Ryan Adams will not be deterred from making you his Valentine this week.

Having just appeared on Monday’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron, Ryan’s full frontal assault on your heart will escalate with a Valentines Day twofer: Ryan will be your very own Valentines Day guest DJ on NPR’s ALL SONGS CONSIDERED, the same day that NPR FIRST LISTEN will preview in full the album that NEW YORK Magazine hailed as “the best thing he’s put out in a decade,”  ROLLING STONE called “close to the magnum opus of his dreams” and STEREOGUM just cautioned “you might find yourself unable to stop listening to.”

Thursday, February 16 Ryan will return to the Apollo Theater. His first appearance at the iconic Harlem venue in nearly 10 years, Ryan and his Band’s show sold out instantly, but don’t be heartbroken: Ryan will be there on your TV screen the very next night, asking if you still love him February 17 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

And if you’re not busy Saturday, February 18 and somehow managed to score a ticket to possibly the most intimate engagement he has played in the NYC area since people have cared, Ryan Adams will be playing a sold out electric set and recently announced 6pm acoustic set at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn (Acoustic show sales begin February 17 with Prisoner purchases at the store; 1 wristband per album, 2 wristbands maximum–names will be on wristbands).

Ryan will then re-direct his affections to the west coast for two more in-store appearances–February 20 at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA  (sold out) and February 22 at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles (admission requires album purchase in store at Hollywood Amoeba Music starting February 17-before appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden on February 23.

DAVID BOWIE ★ CERTIFIED GOLD

DAVID BOWIE ★ CERTIFIED GOLD

Bowie’s 28th and Final Album Wins GRAMMY Awards for Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

 

David Bowie’s 28th and final album, ★ (ISO/Columbia), has been certified gold in the U.S. by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units.

Additionally, ★ won in every one of the five categories in which it was nominated at this weekend’s 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Bowie and ★ have also garnered two Brit Awards nominations: British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year.

Released January 8, 2016, Bowie’s 69th birthday and two days before his death, ★ has only grown in stature, establishing itself as a critical and commercial high point of Bowie’s immortal catalogue alongside the likes of Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Low, “Heroes,” Station To Station, Scary Monsters…, Let’s Dance, Heathen, Reality and The Next Day, to name but a few.

Hitting #1 in more than 20 countries (including Bowie’s first #1 in the U.S.), ★ closed out 2016 dominating critics’ year-end best of lists: The album was rated #1 by the AV Club, Flavorwire, The Los Angeles Times, MOJO, Newsweek, Now, Paste, Q, The Wire, Uncut and more, with #2 spots including the BBC, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone, and more Best of 2016 placements in major publications than any album released last year.

http://smarturl.it/BlackstarAlbum
http://smarturl.it/NoPlanEP

SPOON: “HOT THOUGHTS” AURA READER

SPOON
HOT THOUGHTS AURA READER
CREATE YOUR CUSTOM HOT THOUGHTS AVATAR
Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavilion Shows Confirmed
New Album Out March 17 on Matador Records

 

© Zackery Michael

In anticipation of its forthcoming ninth album heralded by a title track that “rises and falls like an orchestral disco opus” (Rolling Stone), Spoon has launched the “Hot Thoughts” Aura Reader app.

While the Aura Reader name may sound intimidating, the way the web app works is actually quite simple: A fan creates a Spoon Spotify playlist, the Aura Reader analyzes that playlist then creates a individualized version of the Hot Thoughts album cover with different colors in the artwork’s signature watercolor skull, creating a reflection of each fan’s own… wait for it… hot thoughts.

The customized Hot Thoughts skulls can then be used by fans as avatars on Twitter, Instagram, and various other social media.

To use the Spoon Hot Thoughts Aura Reader, go to http://aura.spoontheband.com

To pre-save the album on Spotify, go here: http://bit.ly/2lhcqTo

Spoon will release Hot Thoughts March 17 on Matador Records. Reuniting the band with the label that released their 1996 debut, Telephono, and following on Spoon’s streak of three consecutive Top 10 albums – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Transference (2010) and They Want My Soul (2014) – Hot Thoughts is nothing short of an epic. Co-produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann, the quartet has created the bravest, most sonically inventive work of the catalogue that has made it the most critically acclaimed act of the first decade of the new millennium (http://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-music-of-the-decade). Within the space of 10 songs, Hot Thoughts creates a musical universe of its own, with individual worlds ranging from the kaleidoscopic opening title track-available to stream here or as an instant download with all pre-orders placed at http://smarturl.it/Spoon_Hot_Thoughts – through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You” to the bittersweetness of “I Ain’t The One” (which recently received a surprise reveal in the penultimate episode of the current season of Showtime’s Shameless) and beyond.

Those in search of new Spoon vinyl can celebrate Valentines Day by pre-ordering exclusive heart-red vinyl at local indie record stores. Exclusive purple vinyl is available at the Matador online store, while various merch bundles featuring vinyl LPs are available directly from Spoon. Details on all vinyl options can be found at http://www.spoontheband.com/.

Spoon has also confirmed a three-night release week SXSW residency for which the band will resurrect the original, classic Austin venue Emo’s location, currently referred to as “The Main,” on March 14, 15 and 16. The band will curate a unique line up each night and will stubbornly be referring to the venue as “Eno’s.”

Spoon has also confirmed additional dates of the impending Hot Thoughts world tour, including a just announced pair of shows with Belle and Sebastian July 30th at Merriweather Post Pavilion (tickets on sale February 17 at Ticketmaster.com) and August 6th at the Hollywood Bowl (http://bit.ly/2lwPJvm for more info). Please continue to check Spoontheband.com for updates.

SPOON
Live 2017

2/27/17 — London, UK — 100 Club
3/06/17 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory
3/14/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main
3/15/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main
3/16/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main
3/23/17 — Sydney, AU — Metro Theatre
3/25/17 — Melbourne, AU — Croxton Bandroom
6/27/17 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
6/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School
6/30/17 – London, UK – O2 Forum
7/07/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival

7/14-16/17 – Louisville, KY — Forecastle Festival
7/15-16/17 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
7/28/17 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival
7/30/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion**
8/06/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*

** with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
* with Belle and Sebastian

DAVID BOWIE: “NO PLAN” EP PHYSICAL RELEASE AVAILABLE ON CD FEBRUARY 24 & VINYL APRIL 21

DAVID BOWIE NO PLAN EP PHYSICAL RELEASE
AVAILABLE ON CD FEBRUARY 24 & VINYL APRIL 21
LIMITED EDITION MADE-TO-ORDER DIE-CUT VINYL WITH EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK LITHOGRAPH OUT MAY 26
PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL VERSIONS LIVE NOW

Featuring the three final David Bowie studio recordings during the sessions for his 28th and final album, ★, the No Plan EP is now being made available on CD and special vinyl formats including a limited edition made-to-order numbered die-cut package with White Vinyl and an exclusive artwork lithograph that will be available to pre-order for a limited time only.

Previously released as the No Plan digital EP (and before that, available exclusively on the Lazarus Cast Album), those songs – “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You”— along with ★ single and Cast Album title track “Lazarus”–are now available for pre-order on special physical formats.  All vinyl configurations of the No Plan EP feature a special laser etching on side B.  The No Plan EP artwork has been designed by longtime Bowie collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook.  Earlier this month, the No Plan digital EP reached #1 on the iTunes charts of 11 countries including the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, and broke the Top 20 in more than 30 territories.

PRE-ORDER NO PLAN CD (OUT FEBRUARY 24)

PRE-ORDER NO PLAN VINYL (OUT APRIL 21)

PRE-ORDER LIMITED EDITION NO PLAN DIE-CUT VINYL WITH ARTWORK LITHOGRAPH (OUT MAY 26)

One minute past midnight on January 8th, the day that would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, a subtly stunning video for the song “No Plan” surfaced quietly at http://smarturl.it/noplanvideo.  The “No Plan” video has amassed over 2,000,000 views since it’s January 8th premiere.  The “No Plan” clip was directed by Tom Hingston, whose previous collaborations with Bowie include the award-winning visual interpretation of the original version of “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” from the Nothing Has Changed compilation. The “No Plan” video features a sparse, compelling narrative that reinforces the hypnotic pull of the ballad hailed by Rolling Stone—who ranked it #4 in their 50 Best Songs of 2016–as “a magnificent coda… one last transmission from the Bowie universe.”

In the 12 months since the release of ★, the album has only grown in stature, establishing itself as a critical and commercial high point of David Bowie’s peerless catalogue. Having hit #1 in more than 20 countries (including Bowie’s first #1 in the U.S.), ★ closed out 2016 with five Grammy nominations—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical— as well as two Brit Awards nominations – British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year (★) – and top honors in critics’ best of 2016 lists including #1 positions in the AV Club, Flavorwire, The Los Angeles Times, MOJO, Newsweek, Now, Paste, Q, The Wire, Uncut and more, #2 spots including the BBC, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone, ultimately placing in the year-end lists of more major publications than any album released in 2016.

SAM PATCH: NEW SINGLE “Listening” OUT TODAY

SAM PATCH
NEW SINGLE “Listening” OUT TODAY
DEBUT ALBUM YEAH YOU, AND I FROM TIM KINGSBURY OF ARCADE FIRE OUT FEBRUARY 17, 2017 ON DEP RECORDS
TOUR BEGINS MARCH 2
© JF Lalonde

Sam Patch – the new project by Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire – has released “Listening,” the second track available in advance of debut album Yeah You, And I.

While in some ways Yeah You, And I is the very definition of a solo record – Tim recorded, produced, and composed all of the songs himself – the album is also marked by musical collaborations. “Listening” was co-written by his wife Natalie Shatula and features Jeremy Gara, drummer in Arcade Fire and Tim’s frequent musical collaborator. The track complements the synth-infused tone and explorative theme of the album, one that ventures to answer the sometimes-unanswerable questions concerning selfhood.

“Listening” follows Sam Patch’s first single, “St. Sebastian,” which was greeted with enthusiasm: Brooklyn Vegan described it as an “analog synth-driven, motorik groover,” while Stereogum called it a “surging, searching indie rock song with a bit of Stereolabin it.”

Yeah You, And I is out February 17th on Dep Records and is available for preorder here. The album will be supported by a spring tour that begins March 2 in Montreal. See below for a full itinerary.

For further information, visit sampatchmusic.com

YEAH YOU, AND I TRACKLIST:

1. Must Have Been an Oversight
2. 100 Decibels
3. St. Sebastian
4. Waiting to Wait
5. Listening
6. No No No No
7. Never Meant No Harm
8. Up All Night

TOUR DATES:

3/2/17: Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
3/3/17: Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
3/4/17: Quebec City, QC – Anti
3/9/17: Allston, MA – Great Scott
3/10/17: New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
3/11/17: Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
3/12/17: Washington, DC – Black Cat
3/16/17: Toronto, ON – The Drake
3/17/17: Detroit, MI – El Club
3/18/17: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Previously unreleased demo of Paul McCartney’s ‘Twenty Fine Fingers’ available on Vevo

Previously unreleased demo of Paul McCartney’s ‘Twenty Fine Fingers’ available on Vevo
Co-written and performed with Elvis Costello – Rarity is taken from the forthcoming reissue of Paul’s 1989 Flowers In The Dirt album – Available March 24th
Paul McCartney rehearsing for his 1989/90 ‘World Tour’ taken from the artwork for the Flowers In The Dirt single ‘Figure of Eight’.
© 1989 MPL Communications Ltd / Photographer: Bill Bernstein

One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (My Brave FaceYou Want Her TooDon’t Be Careless Love and That Day is Done) as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney himself. Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on We Got Married and George Martin’s string arrangement on Put It There is amongst the many album highlights.

The reissue of Flowers In The Dirt is available from March 24th. Formats include a deluxe boxset which contains previously unreleased demos, unseen archival video, notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, Linda McCartney Flowers In The Dirt exhibition catalogue, 112-page hardcover book documenting the making of album and more. Watch the previously unreleased demo of “Twenty Fine Fingers” here: http://vevo.ly/QeXRBQ.

For further information visit PaulMcCartney.com

 

Paul McCartney with his touring band. Left-to-Right: Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens, Chris Whitten, Linda McCartney, Paul, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart. Promotional shoot for the 1989/90 ‘World Tour’, 1989
© 1989 MPL Communications Ltd / Photographer: Kim Knott