EXCLUSIVE NEW YEARS EVE SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED
“Wax Simulacra” Webisode Online Now
The Mars Volta has confirmed a January 29, 2008 release for its fourth studio album, The Bedlam In Goliath (Universal). The album was produced by the band’s own Omar Rodriguez Lopez and is comprised of the following tracks:
4. Wax Simulacra
6. Tourniquet Man
12. Conjugal Burns
The Bedlam In Goliath’s release will be preceded by a one-off New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The band promises “una serata con amici e sorprese presentata in un modo straordinario.” Attendees should note that costumes are required.
Additionally, a homemade video “webisode” set to the track “Wax Simulacra” is online now at http://video.umrg.com/marsvolta/waxsimulacra_revised/quicktime.asp . Further installments may surface prior to the album’s release.
The Mars Volta was founded in 2001 by Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band’s previous recorded output has included its 2003 debut De-Loused In The Comatorium, 2005’s Frances The Mute and last year’s Amputechture. The Bedlam In Goliath finds Bixler Zavala and Rodriguez Lopez joined by returning members Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, Adrian Terrazas Gonzales, Pablo Hinojos- Gonzales, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan Alderete de la Pena, new drummer Thomas Pridgen and full-time Red Hot Chili Pepper and frequent Volta collaborator John Frusciante.
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT RADIOHEAD.COM
PRE-ORDERS NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE SPECIAL EDITION BOX-SET AND FOR OCTOBER 10 ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.
Radiohead.com is open for business with pre-orders having begun today for their 7th studio album In Rainbows, which will be available from October 10 as a DRM-free MP3 download. Also available to pre-order from now is the Discbox, a special edition box set, details of which are below.
Radiohead’s fan service, WASTE, is currently taking advance orders for two formats: the album MP3 and the Discbox, which includes double vinyl and CD versions of the record and a second, enhanced CD with additional new songs, artwork, and photographs of the band, all exclusive to the box. Anyone purchasing this deluxe edition will automatically receive the bundled MP3 album on October 10.
Radiohead are currently planning a traditional CD release of In Rainbows for early 2008.
The album was produced by Nigel Godrich. The complete track listing is:
ALL I NEED
HOUSE OF CARDS
JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
The extra songs on the second CD of the Discbox are:
DOWN IS THE NEW UP
UP ON THE LADDER
BANGERS AND MASH
4 MINUTE WARNING
FOLLOW THE LIGHTS TO BE RELEASED 10/23 ON LOST HIGHWAY
INCLUDES NEW SONGS TO BE FEATURED ON ABC’S ‘OCTOBER ROAD’
As Ryan & The Cards begin another long stretch of tour dates, they have also announced plans for a new EP to be released Oct 23 on Lost Highway Records. Follow The Lights is a seven song collection that includes both new and old compositions, several of which were recorded live in the studio this summer.
The two new songs on the disc, “Follow The Lights” and “My Love For You Is Real” will both be featured prominently in this fall’s season of the ABC primetime drama “October Road” (airing 10pm on Mondays). “Follow The Lights” will also be used in bumpers leading up to the show’s season premiere on November 26th. The complete sequence for Follow The Lights is:
1. Follow The Lights (new song)
2. My Love For You Is Real (new song)
3. Blue Hotel (first official release, recorded live in studio)
4. Dear John (live in studio)
5. This Is It (Cardinals version, live in studio)
6. Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains cover, live in studio)
7. If I Am A Stranger (live in studio)
Follow The Lights comes on the heels of Ryan’s latest full length album Easy Tiger, which has been widely recognized as some of his finest work to date. The Associated Press described it as “the most cohesive and intricately arranged album [Adams] has ever made”, and Time called it “a career breakthrough.” Since Easy Tiger’s release Ryan & The Cards have been on the road almost constantly, and as Variety recently put it, “[Adams is] probably giving the best performances of his career.”
Full tour itinerary is below. For more information on the tour, Easy Tiger, and Follow The Lights contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man.
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Sept 17 – Portland ME – Merrill Auditorium
Sept 19 – Montreal QC – St. Denis Theatre
Sept 21 – Toronto ONT – Massey Hall
Sept 22 – Ann Arbor MI – Michigan Theater
Sept 24 – Kalamazoo MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
Sept 25 – Milwaukee WI – Milwaukee Riverside Theater
Sept 27 – Minneapolis MN – State Theater
Sept 28 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre
Sept 29 – Chicago IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct 1 – Iowa City IA – Iowa Memorial Union, main lounge
Oct 2 – Kansas City MO – Uptown Theatre
Oct 4 – Urbana IL – Foelinger Auditorium
Oct 5 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant
Oct 13 – North Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
Oct 14 – Atlanta GA – Fox Theater
Oct 15 – Birmingham AL – Alabama Theatre
Oct 17 – Mobile AL – Saenger Theatre
Oct 18 – Houston TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
Oct 19 – Dallas TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Oct 21 – Tulsa OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Oct 23 – Nashville TN – War Memorial Auditorium
Oct 24 – Indianapolis IN – Murat Theater
Oct 25 – Columbus OH – Lifestyles Community Pavilion
Oct 27 – Lakewood OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Oct 29 – Pittsburgh PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
Oct 30 – Washington DC – D.A.R. Constitution Hall
Oct 31 – New York NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
OCTOBER 10 AT THE BEACON THEATRE IN NEW YORK
OCTOBER 15 AT THE ORPHEUM IN LOS ANGELES
WHITE CHALK OUT SEPTEMBER 25
PJ Harvey has confirmed two exclusive one-off U.S. solo performances to coincide with the release of her eighth studio album, White Chalk, out October 2nd on Island Records.
The shows will take place at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on October 10th and The Orpheum in Los Angeles on October 15th and will feature the U.S. live debut of material from White Chalk as well as material spanning PJ Harvey’s career.
Tickets for both shows go on-sale on Friday September 7th.
No other U.S. dates are planned at present.
Early reaction to White Chalk from the U.S. press has been phenomenal. ROLLING STONE reacted to first single “When Under Ether” with a four star review, calling it an “incredibly eerie piano ballad” that “bodes extremely well for the rest of White Chalk,” while NEW YORK magazine cited White Chalk one of the most anticipated releases of the fall.
White Chalk is a departure from previous PJ Harvey studio albums in that it was written on piano. White Chalk was produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and John Parish, the three of whom previously worked together on the GRAMMY-nominated To Bring You My Love and Is This Desire?, and includes musical contributions from Harvey’s long time associate Eric Drew Feldman, and Jim White from The Dirty Three.
For further information please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man tel: 212 343 0740 email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ALBUM CHASE THIS LIGHT IN STORES OCT.16
FIRST SINGLE ‘BIG CASINO’ AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW
Jimmy Eat World has announced a North American US tour to coincide with the Oct. 16 release of its new album, Chase This Light. The Mesa AZ quartet has covered a good chunk of the globe over the past few months, debuting songs from the forthcoming album and airing both standards and seldom-heard fan favorites alike. The band’s recent U.S. dates generated some of the best live reviews of the band’s career (”a captivating performance that spanned and sometimes re-imagined its catalog”–Arizona Republic) and were followed by a debut tour of South Africa, and finally a string of European festival appearances that culminated at Reading/Leeds in the UK this past weekend.
“Big Casino”, the first single from Chase This Light, is now available at all online music retail, and the album can be pre-ordered at iTunes.
Chase This Light is the band’s first full length studio album since the gold-certified Futures, which landed on ROLLING STONE, BLENDER and SPIN’s Best of 2004 lists. Executive producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) recently described the album as “Quite eclectic. There are three or four songs that sound like classic Jimmy Eat World, with angular, razor-sharp guitars. There are a couple that are a lot more dreamy, and some that are very groove-acious.”
Confirmed tour dates listed below. Look for more U.S. shows to be announced in the coming weeks. For further information on the tour and Chase This Light contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man Phone: 212.343.0740 email: email@example.com
Sept 29 – Queen Creek AZ – Schnepf Farms (KEDJ Edgefest) * ON SALE NOW
Sept 30 – Redlands CA – Greek Amphitheatre
Oct 2 – Santa Cruz CA – The Catalyst
Oct 3 – San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
Oct 4 – Reno NV – Grand Sierra
Oct 6 – Salt Lake City UT – Utah State Fair Park (X96 show) * ON SALE NOW
Oct 7 – Missoula MT – Wilma Theatre
Oct 8 – Calgary AB – MacEwen Hall
Oct 10 – Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom
Oct 11 – Seattle WA – Showbox Showroom
Oct 12 – Bellingham WA – Performing Arts Center Main
Oct 14 – Davis CA – Freeborn Hall
Oct 16 – Los Angeles CA – The Wiltern
Oct 18 – Anaheim CA – House Of Blues
Oct 19 – San Diego CA – House Of Blues
Oct 20 – Las Vegas NV – The Joint
COMPLETE BILL ANNOUNCED FOR LAST US SHOW OF 2007
Arcade Fire has confirmed and announced all support acts for its Oct 6 show at Randall’s Island in New York. While set times are still TBD the complete lineup is as follows, in order of appearance:
Les Savy Fav
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and doors open at 3:30 pm.
For more information on this show and the rest of Arcade Fire’s fall tour contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man Tel: 212.343.0740 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“TIMEBOMB” CONFIRMED FOR 8/21 RELEASE AT ITUNES
ON SALE AT ALL OTHER DIGITAL RETAIL 8/28
“Not since the Stones wrote “Satisfaction” has rock ‘n’ roll been so unpredictable.” – San Francisco Chronicle review of The Information
Beck is back at it. On Tuesday 8/21 he will release a self-produced new track called “Timebomb”, which for one week will be available only at iTunes. The following week the track will be available at all other digital music retail.
“Timebomb” is the first new music from Beck since The Information, which was released in October 2006. The lyric of “Timebomb” echoes some of the dark themes from that album but is packaged in digital gris gris thunder as only Beck can do it. The track features Beck on vocals and keyboards, Brian LeBarton on keys and guitar, and a whole gang of studio visitors on back-up vocals. Beck currently has no plans for other releases, full album or otherwise.
For more information on “Timebomb” contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man
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LONDON & BRISTOL ONE-OFF SHOWS CONFIRMED
PJ Harvey will release her eighth studio album, White Chalk, October 2nd on Island Records.
Described by the NME as “Sparse sounds, spine-tingling pianos and vocals that bring a tear to the eye-in a good way,” White Chalk is a departure from previous PJ Harvey studio albums in that it was written on piano and does not feature her trademark electric guitar. White Chalk was produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and John Parish, the three of whom previously worked together on the GRAMMY-nominated To Bring You My Love and Is This Desire?, and includes musical contributions from Harvey’s long time associate Eric Drew Feldman, and Jim White from The Dirty Three.
PJ Harvey debuted four tracks from White Chalk at a sold out performance at the Manchester International Festival on July 7th and has confirmed two other UK one-off dates prior to coincide with record’s release: September 24th at Bristol’s Colston Hall and a long since sold-out show on September 29th at London’s Royal Festival Hall, her only confirmed London date this year.
The album will be preceded by the single “When Under Ether,” which will be released in the UK September 17th on 7″ vinyl and download, and will feature the B-side “Wait,” one of Harvey’s first ever recordings dating back to 1988.
The track listing for White Chalk is:
1. The Devil
2. Dear Darkness
3. Grow Grow Grow
4. When Under Ether
5. White Chalk
6. Broken Harp
8. To Talk To You
9. The Piano
10. Before Departure
11. The Mountain
For further information re: PJ Harvey, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man.
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CexCells Out Now on Interscope
San Francisco’s Pop Scene SOLD OUT
“The pair delivers an emotionally charged collection that certainly pays homage to pioneering dance/rock/electronic acts like Depeche Mode, Visage and Human League.”–BILLBOARD
Blaqk Audio, the electronic side project of AFI’s Jade Puget and Davey Havok, have announced tour dates across the U.S. in support of their debut release, CexCells, which was released August 14.
Prior to the tour, Jade and Davey will be doing a pair of signings at Los Angeles area Best Buy locations this Friday and Saturday (details below). The official tour kicks off with Blaqk Audio’s live debut at San Francisco’s Pop Scene–which sold out in a matter of minutes.
Signings and Club dates as follows:
1015 N. La Brea Ave
W. Hollywood, CA
2110 Vista Way
8/30 San Francisco, CA Pop Scene (SOLD OUT)
9/5 Atlanta, GA The Loft
9/7 New York, NY Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan
9/10 Boston, MA The Roxy
9/11 Montreal, QUE Le Studio
9/13 Toronto, ONT Mod Club
9/16 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
9/17 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
9/18 Chicago, IL Double Door
9/20 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
9/24 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
9/26 San Diego, CA House of Blues
9/27 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan Theater