The Latest

Upcoming Releases:

PAUL MCCARTNEY: The 7” Singles Box (MPL/UMe) 12/02/22

IGGY POP: EVERY LOSER (Atlantic Records + Gold Tooth Records) 01/06/23

GORILLAZ: Cracker Island (Warner Records) 02/24/23

METALLICA: 72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings) 04/13/23

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METALLICA
72 SEASONS
NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 14, 2023

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “LUX ÆTERNA” OUT NOW

M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024
PRE-SALES BEGIN 9am LOCAL TIME NOVEMBER 30th

Metallica has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: 72 Seasons will be available April 14, 2023 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.

72 Seasons is heralded by first single “Lux Æterna,” a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. “Lux Æterna” is available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of 72 Seasons. To watch the “Lux Æterna” video, directed by Tim Saccenti, go here.

Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

The complete track listing for 72 Seasons is:

72 Seasons
Shadows Follow
Screaming Suicide
Sleepwalk My Life Away
You Must Burn!
Lux Æterna
Crown of Barbed Wire
Chasing Light
If Darkness Had a Son
Too Far Gone?
Room of Mirrors
Inamorata

Today also marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2nd at ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Citi is the official card of the M72 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in the U.S. beginning Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 pm local time until Thursday, December 1st at 10:00 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com

METALLICA
M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

Thursday, April 27 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
Saturday, April 29 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
Wednesday, May 17 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France*
Friday, May 19 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France
Friday, May 26 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
Sunday, May 28 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
Friday, June 16 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium**
Sunday, June 18 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium

Friday, August 4 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Sunday, August 6 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Friday, August 11 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
Sunday, August 13 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
Friday, August 18 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Sunday, August 20 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Friday, August 25 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Sunday, August 27 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Friday, September 1 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Sunday, September 3, 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Friday, November 3, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
Sunday, November 5, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
Friday, November 10, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Friday, May 24 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
Sunday, May 26 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
Friday, June 7 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
Sunday, June 9 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
Friday, June 14 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
Sunday, June 16 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
Friday, July 5 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
Sunday, July 7 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
Friday, July 12 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
Sunday, July 14 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

Friday, August 2 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Sunday, August 4 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Friday, August 9 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sunday, August 11 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Friday, August 16 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
Sunday, August 18 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
Friday, August 23 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Sunday, August 25 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Friday, August 30 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
Sunday, September 1 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
Friday, September 20 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 22 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol
Friday, September 27 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 29 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 Support Europe: Architects & Mammoth WVH**
Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
*Five Finger Death Punch/Ice Nine Kills play show 1 in Paris, Architects & Mammoth WVH play show 2 in Paris 
**Volbeat replaces Architects on show 1 in Gothenburg

Show 1 Support North America: Pantera & Mammoth WVH***
Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
***Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti


GHOST

IMPERA Wins 2022 American Music Award for Favorite Rock Album

The people have spoken:

In a first for both parties, Ghost has won its first-ever American Music Award in the newly debuted Favorite Rock Album category. The critically acclaimed, chart-topping IMPERA has edged out formidable competition from Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to win the vote.

Featuring the Rock Radio #1s “Call Me Little Sunshine”—recently nominated for a Best Metal Performance GRAMMY—and “Hunter’s Moon”—the end credits song from 2021’s #1 R-Rated film Halloween Kills—as well as the currently climbing “Spillways,” IMPERA was released March 11, 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “an escapist rock & roll album,” IMPERA “conquered rock, metal and the charts” (as reported by the Los Angeles Times), debuting at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, and entering the Billboard 200 at #2. Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, IMPERA sets the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop, resulting in a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost. IMPERA’s release has been supported by the “euphoric spectacle” (Rolling Stone) of the 70+ date IMPERATOUR arena tour, during which the Wall Street Journal christened Ghost “the next generation of arena stars.”

Paul McCartney
The 7” Singles Box
80 career-spanning 7” singles personally curated by Paul 
Limited to 3000 copies 
Available December 2nd

Rare 1971 mono recordings taken from the box set released today:
“Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey [Mono]” and “Too Many People [Mono]”
Listen 
HERE

“I hope the songs in this box set bring back fun memories for you too. They do for me, and there will be more to come…” – Paul McCartney

Watch Unboxing Video Here

Download Hi-Res Images Here

2022 has seen Paul McCartney celebrate yet another series of landmarks. Just one week after his 80th birthday, Paul headlined the 2022 Glastonbury Festival, playing an unforgettable set that inspired deafening singalongs from the largest crowd the mainstage had ever seen. Hailed as the best gig ever by critics and fans alike, it was a fitting celebration of an extraordinary career. Today, the revelry continues as Paul announces the release of The 7” Singles Box, featuring 80 x 7” Paul McCartney singles – including such global chart smashing tracks as “My Love,” “Live and Let Die,” “Band on the Run,” “Silly Love Songs,” “Coming Up,” “Ebony and Ivory,” “Say Say Say,” “No More Lonely Nights,” “Wonderful Christmastime” and many more. The box set includes 163 tracks totaling over 10 hours of music and will also be released digitally.

Preorder The 7” Singles Box HERE.

Recognized by Guinness World Records as “the most successful songwriter of all time,” Paul’s 7” Singles Box is a remarkable testament to this accolade, featuring songs that have sound-tracked our lives and that are loved and sung around the world today.

The format of the 7” single had a profound impact and influence on Paul both as a songwriter and as a music fan. Paul recalls in his foreword that comes with this set how he still enjoys the thrill of flicking through crates in record shops looking for new discoveries and how much respect he and The Beatles had for the B-side.

Available from December 2nd, The 7” Singles Box is the ultimate package for any McCartney fan. From 1971’s “Another Day” to a 7” version of 2022’s Record Store Day Song of the Year, “Women and Wives” (taken from 2020’s chart-topping McCartney III) – the 80 singles included represent half a century of Paul’s life showcasing his prolific creativity and relentless innovation. An absolute treasure trove of music, the box set features recreations of 65 singles – complete with their original B-sides (using restored artwork from 11 different countries) as well as 15 singles never before released on 7”. These 15 singles are made up from tracks previously released on 12”, picture discs, CD singles & promos, digital downloads, music videos, two previously unheard demos, and a previously unheard 7” single edit.

The box set is beautifully presented in a special wooden art crate, designed and built in Derbyshire, UK, and is packed with incredible content, including a 148-page book that features a personal foreword by Paul, an essay by music journalist Rob Sheffield and extensive chart information, liner notes, and single artwork. Each box includes a randomly selected exclusive test pressing of one of the singles.

#7InchSinglesBox | www.PaulMcCartney.com

This numbered limited-edition collection of 80 x 7” singles personally supervised by Paul McCartney contains:

  • Recreations of 65 singles/promos using restored original artwork from 11 different countries
  • 15 singles never-before-released on 7” including:
    • Singles previously released on 12”, picture discs, CD singles/promos, digital downloads, and music videos
    • 2 x previously unheard demos
    • 1 x previously unheard 7” single edit
    • 1 x EP 
  • 1 exclusive test pressing randomly selected from the manufacturing process
  • 148-page book containing foreword from Paul, essay by Rob Sheffield, recording notes, release dates, and chart information on each of the singles – each single included is shown on the attached insert, which will be packed into each box
  • Remastered and cut at Abbey Road Studios, London 

All housed in a two-piece, four-walled FSC-approved Redwood pine and Birch Ply wooden art crate manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Paul McCartney The 7” Singles Box Track Listing:

1971, Sweden 
1A: Another Day  
1B: Oh Woman, Oh Why 

1971, US Mono 
Promotional Release 
2A: Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey [Mono]  
2B: Too Many People [Mono] 

1971, UK 
3A: The Back Seat of My Car
3B: Heart of the Country  

Previously unreleased on 7”
4A: Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
4B: I Am Your Singer  

1972, UK  
5A: Give Ireland Back to the Irish  
5B: Give Ireland Back to the Irish [Version]  

1972, UK  
6A: Mary Had a Little Lamb
6B: Little Woman Love  

1972, Belgium  
7A: Hi, Hi, Hi  
7AA: C Moon  

1973, Israel 
8A: My Love  
8B: The Mess [Live at The Hague] 

1973, Sweden 
9A: Live and Let Die  
9B: I Lie Around  

1973, Spain  
10A: Helen Wheels 
10B: Country Dreamer  

1974, Germany  
11A: Jet  
11B: Let Me Roll It  

1974, Germany  
12A: Band on the Run  
12B: Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five  

1974, The Netherlands  
13A: Mrs. Vandebilt  
13B: Bluebird  

1974, Belgium 
14A: Junior’s Farm  
14B: Sally G  

1975, Australia  
15A: Listen to What the Man Said
15B: Love in Song  

1975, Germany 
16A: Letting Go  
16B: You Gave Me the Answer  

1975, Belgium  
17A: Venus and Mars / Rock Show 
17B: Magneto and Titanium Man  

1976, France  
18A: Silly Love Songs  
18B: Cook of the House  

1976, Germany 
19A: Let ‘Em In  
19B: Beware My Love  

1977, Japan 
20A: Maybe I’m Amazed (Live)
20B: Soily (Live)  

1977, UK 
21A: Mull of Kintyre  
21AA: Girls’ School  

1978, Germany  
22A: With a Little Luck (DJ Edit) 
22B: Backwards Traveller/Cuff Link  

1978, UK  
23A: I’ve Had Enough  
23B: Deliver Your Children  

1978, The Netherlands  
24A: London Town  
24B: I’m Carrying  

1978, France  
25A: Goodnight Tonight
25B: Daytime Nightime Suffering  

1979, UK 
26A: Old Siam, Sir  
26B: Spin It On 

1979, UK 
27A: Getting Closer 
27AA: Baby’s Request  

1979, Japan 
28A: Arrow Through Me
28B: Old Siam, Sir  

1979, UK 
29A: Wonderful Christmastime
29B: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reggae  

1980, UK 
30A: Coming Up  
30B: Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)  
30BB : Lunch Box/Odd Sox  

1980, UK 
31A: Waterfalls  
31B: Check My Machine  

Previously unreleased on 7”
32A: Temporary Secretary
32B: Secret Friend  
[7” Single Edit]  

1982, UK 
33A: Ebony and Ivory 
33B: Rainclouds  

1982, UK 
34A: Take It Away 
34B: I’ll Give You a Ring  

1982, UK 
35A: Tug of War  
35B: Get It  

1983, UK 
36A: Say Say Say  
36B: Ode to a Koala Bear  

1983, UK 
37A: Pipes of Peace  
37B: So Bad  

1984, UK 
38A: No More Lonely Nights (Ballad)  
38B: No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)  

1984, UK 
39A: We All Stand Together
39B: We All Stand Together (Humming Version)  

1985, US 
40A: Spies Like Us  
40B: My Carnival  

1986, US  
41A: Press [Video Edit] 
41B: It’s Not True  

1986, Art reformatted from US 12” promotional vinyl
42A: Pretty Little Head (Remix)
42B: Write Away  

1986, US 
43A: Stranglehold  
43B: Angry (Remix)  

1986, UK 
44A: Only Love Remains
44B: Tough on a Tightrope  

1987, UK 
45A: Once Upon a Long Ago
45B: Back on My Feet  

1989, US 
46A: My Brave Face 
46B: Flying to My Home  

1989, UK 
47A: This One  
47B: The First Stone  

1989, Australia 
48A: Figure of Eight [7” Bob Clearmountain Mix]
48B: Où Est le Soleil  

1989, UK 
49A: Party Party 
49B: Artwork etching  

1990, UK 
50A: Put It There 
50B: Mama’s Little Girl  

1990, Europe 
51A: The Long and Winding Road  
51B: C Moon  

1990, UK 
52A: Birthday  
52B: Good Day Sunshine  

1990, UK 
53A: All My Trials  
53B: C Moon  

Previously unreleased on 7” 
54A: The World You’re Coming Into  
54AA: Tres Conejos  
54B: Save the Child  
54BB: The Drinking Song (Let’s Find Ourselves a Little Hostelry)  

1992, Europe 
55A: Hope of Deliverance
55B: Long Leather Coat  

1993, Germany 
56A: C’Mon People  
56B: I Can’t Imagine  

1997, Reformatted from 7” picture disc 
57A: Young Boy  
57B: Looking for You  

1997, Reformatted from 7” picture disc 
58A: The World Tonight
58B: Used to Be Bad  

1997, Reformatted from 7” picture disc 
59A: Beautiful Night  
59B: Love Come Tumbling Down  

1999, UK 
60A: No Other Baby  
60B: Brown Eyed Handsome Man  
60BB: Fabulous 

2001, Europe 
61A: From a Lover to a Friend 
61B: Riding into Jaipur  

2004, Europe 
62A: Tropic Island Hum
62B: We All Stand Together  

2005, Europe 
63A: Fine Line  
63B: Growing Up Falling Down  

2005, Europe 
64A: Jenny Wren  
64B: Summer of ’59 

Previously unreleased on 7”
65A: Dance Tonight  
65B: Dance Tonight [Demo] 

Previously unreleased on 7”
66A: Nod Your Head 
66B: 222 

2007, Europe 
67A: Ever Present Past  
67B: House of Wax (Live) 

Previously unreleased on 7” 
68A: Sing the Changes  
68B: Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight [Radio Edit]  

Previously unreleased on 7” 
69A: (I Want To) Come Home
69B: (I Want To) Come Home [Demo]  

Previously unreleased on 7”
70A: My Valentine 
70B: Get Yourself Another Fool

2012, US  
Christmas Kisses 
71A: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)  
71B: Wonderful Christmastime  

Previously unreleased on 7”
72A: New  
72B: Early Days  

Previously unreleased on 7”
73A: Queenie Eye 
73B: Save Us  

Previously unreleased on 7”
74A: Hope for the Future
74B: Hope for the Future [Thrash Mix]  

Previously unreleased on 7”
75A: In the Blink of an Eye
75B: Walking in the Park with Eloise  

2018, Global 
76A: I Don’t Know  
76AA: Come on to Me  

Previously unreleased on 7”
77A: Who Cares  
77B: Fuh You  

2019, Global 
78A: Home Tonight  
78AA: In a Hurry  

Previously unreleased on 7”
79A: Find My Way  
79AA: Winter Bird / When Winter Comes  

Previously unreleased on 7”
80A: Women and Wives
80B: Women and Wives (St. Vincent Remix)

© 2018 Mary McCartney 


IGGY POP’S NEW ALBUM EVERY LOSER DUE OUT JANUARY 6, 2023 VIA ATLANTIC RECORDS X GOLD TOOTH RECORDS

ALBUM COVER FEATURES ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST RAYMOND PETTIBON

RELEASING ALONGSIDE UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS INCLUDING LIMITED-EDITION VINYL, CASSETTES AND CD 
PLUS AN EXCLUSIVE RELAUNCH OF LEGENDARY FANZINE PUNK

LATEST SINGLE “FRENZY” OUT NOW

LISTEN HERE

PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE EVERY LOSER HERE

Credit: Raymond Pettibon

“… he’s back to flat-out, buzz-bombing, hard-riffing rock… Proudly foul-mouthed and convincingly irate, Pop lashes out in all directions, fully aware of his standing”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Iggy Pop works himself into a ‘Frenzy’ and reignites some of his proto-punk fire… marks a left turn back toward the Godfather of Punk’s roots” —ROLLING STONE

“… a blistering, unabashed three minutes of skittering rock and roll… it’s always a joy to hear Pop back in peak form.”—FLOOD

In the wake of the ecstatic reaction to its appropriately titled opening track and first single “Frenzy,” it can now be revealed that Iggy Pop will unleash his new album, EVERY LOSER, on the public come January 6, 2023 – Pre-Order and Pre-Save HERE.

EVERY LOSER is Iggy’s 19th solo album and his first to be released via the recently announced partnership between Atlantic Records and Gold Tooth Records, the new label founded by the album’s GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum executive producer, Andrew Watt.

I’m the guy with no shirt who rocks; Andrew and Gold Tooth get that, and we made a record together the old-fashioned way,” Iggy said in a recent statement. “The players are guys I’ve known since they were kids and the music will beat the shit out of you.

As indicated by the pinned db meters of “Frenzy,” EVERY LOSER harkens back to Iggy’s primordial roots while maintaining an undeniably modern lyrical point viewpoint and sonic palette. EVERY LOSER is an exemplary album of primal rock ’n’ roll—a master class in the art of lashing out with unequalled intensity and unflappable wit. The result is 11 songs by the man who refused to go gently into that good night on his previous album, 2019’s somber and contemplative Free, and is once again charging fearlessly at life itself on EVERY LOSER

Iggy Pop is a fucking icon. A true original. The guy invented the stage dive..I still can’t believe he let me make a record with him. I am honored. It doesn’t get cooler. This album was created to be played as loud as your stereo will go…turn it up and hold on…” says Andrew Watt

The cover of EVERY LOSER is an original piece of art created by world renowned contemporary fine artist Raymond Pettibon. Pettibon burst onto the scene in the late 70s and designed iconic album covers for artists such as Sonic Youth and Black Flag. His signature motifs are pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture. Pettibon’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and around the world, including a 2017 survey at the New Museum in New York, and inclusion in the 2007 and 1999 Venice Biennials.

The new album will also be available as limited-edition vinyl, cassettes and CDs – Available HERE. As part of the release of EVERY LOSER, Iggy is offering an exclusive relaunch of legendary fanzine, PUNK Magazine, from founder and legendary editor John Holmstrom with a full Iggy issue, which contains an exclusive interview with Iggy by Flea. Iggy originally graced the cover of the John Holmstrom Fanzine in July 1976.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential artists and dynamic live performers of all time, Iggy Pop is a singer, songwriter, musician, author, record producer, DJ, and actor whose epic body of work has earned him both worldwide critical acclaim and fanatic cult success. Beginning in 1967 with his era-defining group The Stooges, Pop merged primal rock, blues, and free jazz into something altogether dangerous and new, paving the way for punk, post-punk, hard rock, and grunge. His landmark solo career – which kicked off with 1977’s David Bowie-produced The Idiot and Lust For Life – has seen Pop traverse a stunning span of musical genres, inspiring generation after generation of rock ‘n rollers with his iconoclastic songcraft, uncompromising performance style, and one-of-a-kind charisma. Perhaps the greatest living embodiment of rock & roll, Pop has never slowed down, pushing the art form forward for more than half a century, including his most recent full length recording, 2019’s contemplative, critically acclaimed Free

Andrew Watt’s diverse array of credits includes work with Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Ozzy Osbourne and more. In 2021 he was honored with the GRAMMY® Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and recently produced Ozzy Osbourne’s #1 Billboard Chart-topping album Patient Number 9, as well as the single “Hold Me Closer,” the highly anticipated hit collaboration by Britney Spears and Elton John. At the top of 2022, Watt produced the entirety of Eddie Vedder’s critically acclaimed solo release Earthling, and in February, he landed two genre-bending hits on the Hot 100 in The Kid LAROI’s “Thousand Miles” and Ed Sheeran and Lil Baby’s “2step.” Beyond his producing and songwriting, Watt had the honor of joining Eddie Vedder on tour as part of his all-star side project, The Earthlings.

EVERY LOSER – IGGY POP

1. Frenzy
2. Strung Out Johnny
3. New Atlantis
4. Modern Day Rip Off
5. Morning Show
6. The News For Andy
7. Neo Punk
8. All The Way Down
9. Comments
10. My Animus Interlude
11. The Regency

Credit: Vincent Guignet


IGGY POP
“FRENZY”
NEW SINGLE 
OUT NOW
ON ATLANTIC RECORDS / GOLD TOOTH RECORDS

“Being stalked by a socio is a great way to fire up the blood.” —Iggy Pop on “Frenzy”

Iggy Pop explodes back onto the scene with the aptly titled “Frenzy.” The brand new single is out today via the recently announced partnership between Atlantic Records and Gold Tooth Records, the new label founded by GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum “Frenzy“ producer and guitarist, Andrew Watt.

Three solid minutes of unadulterated primal rock fury, “Frenzy” signals a return to the raw powered aggro of earlier Iggy vintages—a sharp 180 degree turn from Iggy’s most recent album, 2019’s Free. Where Free’s somber and contemplative meditations on mortality and the human condition saw a vulnerable Iggy taking a deep look inward, “Frenzy” lashes out with the unmistakable and unequaled intensity that earned Iggy the Godfather of Punk sobriquet—fueled by a band consisting of producer Watt (guitar/background vocals), Duff McKagan (bass) and Chad Smith (drums).

Listen to “Frenzy” HERE

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch


NASTY LITTLE MAN – BEST OF 2022

Greetings all, 

It’s that time of year again—the sweaters are coming out, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and of course that means it’s time for the annual nasty little man year in review reminder email (TM). Hopefully, it’ll be helpful to those of you compiling your best of 2022 lists—and if not, it’s still a handy rundown of the new albums, reissues and non-LP/pre-LP singles/tracks released by our artists over the last year…

Happy holidays in advance. Stay healthy and safe.

Your friends at nasty little man

Albums:

GHOST:IMPERA 

SPIRITUALIZED:Everything Was Beautiful

RAMMSTEIN:ZEIT 

ARCADE FIRE:WE 

THE SMILE:A Light for Attracting Attention 

DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT:Cheat Codes

BROKEN BELLS:INTO THE BLUE 

Singles & EPs:

BECK:Old Man

DREAM WIDOW:S/T EP 

GORILLAZ:Cracker Island ft. Thundercat,”New Gold ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown

KIRK HAMMETT:Portals

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM:new body rhumba

Reissues:

PAUL McCARTNEY:McCartney I II III Limited Edition Box Set

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS:Wild Life 50th Anniversary Edition

DAMON ALBARN: The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows 4-disc Digital Deluxe Edition

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE:S/T, …Like Clockwork, Villains Limited Edition Vinyl 


DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT

“BELIZE” FEAT. MF DOOM – VIDEO OUT NOW

Debut Album Cheat Codes Out Now

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Not only flexes Danger Mouse’s creativity as a producer, but the always impressive bars of Black Thought, a rapper who has remained consistently excellent
– HIPHOPDX

The math is not particularly difficult: Take two great artists, put them together, magic. Here, you have the prolific musician Danger Mouse… and the incomparable Black Thought… delivering a late-summer gem of an album.
– The New York Times

Cheat Codes captures the glory of rap’s classic era and brings it to the present through thick mesmerizing samples and the rapper’s incredible vernacular.
– Beats Per Minute

Less a rebuke to an era of trap beats and SoundCloud-ready verses than a showcase for their shared, effortless virtuosity, Black Thought (née: Tariq Trotter) delivers razor-sharp, incisive lyrics over dusty samples Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) lends his timeless, cinematic flourish for a tightly-packed, adventuresome, eminently listenable experience.
– The AV Club

Cheat Codes isn’t just excellentDanger Mouse constructed these beats with Black Thought and his skill set specifically in mind, and the rapper moves through them deliberately, without compromising what are some of his most writerly verses.
– NPR’s All Things Considered

Danger Mouse is a pioneering beat-maker with a knack for blending rock and hip-hop aesthetics. Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers ever.
– New York Magazine

Danger Mouse & Black Thought have released the official video for “Belize,” from their universally acclaimed album, Cheat Codes. The video, filmed by Danger Mouse and directed by UNCANNY, serves as a solemn ode to their friend, the late MF DOOM, who features on the song.

The enigmatic MF DOOM, known for his loose, somewhat conversational rap style, whose rhyme and meter remain unparalleled, unites seamlessly with Black Thought’s unmatched precision sharp lyricism. A testament to what makes Danger Mouse one of the greatest producers of all time: his utterly unique ability to craft a palette complex and flexible enough to enable Black Thought to perform at new heights, yet perfectly suited to MF DOOM’s eclectic flow.

 “Belize” moved Consequence to rave “Danger Mouse’s production on “Belize” is steeped in soul, with warm brass and a hypnotic bassline making way for each MC to spit a dizzying array of bars”—just one in a steady stream of accolades for Cheat Codes

The debut album from Danger Mouse & Black Thought (named one of year’s the most anticipated albums by New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Brookyn Vegan, Stereogum,  AV Club, HotNewHipHop, Paste and many more), is a sprawling opus featuring a peerless roster of guest luminaries including A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Michael Kiwanuka, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Russ, Conway the Machine, the late MF DOOM, among others.

Hailed by the NME as “brilliant” and as “an out-and-out hip-hop masterpiece” by the ObserverCheat Codes’ unique brilliance comes not from bombast backed by big names, but rather from the restraint exercised throughout. Black Thought is indisputably one of the greatest rappers that has ever lived, and Danger Mouse’s production, free flowing beats and melodies, coaxed his skill to the forefront on this landmark album. Cheat Codes is a singular work, evoking the golden age of hiphop via an undeniably modern sensibility, while remaining untethered to any era or trend  — classic, yet timeless.


GHOST

New Webisode Chapter 13: The Beach Life 

Live Now at https://i.ghost-official.com/Chapter13

IMPERA Nominated for Favorite Rock Album in 2022 American Music Awards

Mere days after the triumphant conclusion of the North American IMPERATOUR and scant weeks following its Billboard Hot 100 breakthrough debut, Sweden’s foremost GRAMMY-winning theatrical rock export GHOST is back at it with the brand new webisode, Chapter 13: The Beach Life. Apply your sunscreen and take a ride up the coast with Papa Emeritus IV as he drops in on an old friend at his beachfront abode HERE.

Among other omens of good fortune, Ghost has been nominated for its first ever 2022 American Music Award. Come November 20th, the critically acclaimed, chart-topping IMPERA will compete alongside Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the AMAs’ Favorite Rock Album category. 

To vote in the 2022 American Music Awards, go to VoteAMAs.com. Voting is open now through Monday, November 14 at 11:59:59pm PT.

Featuring the Rock Radio #1s “Call Me Little Sunshine” and “Hunter’s Moon,” as well as the currently climbing “Spillways,” IMPERA was released  March 11, 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “an escapist rock & roll album,” IMPERA “conquered rock, metal and the charts” (as reported by the Los Angeles Times), debuting at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, and entering the Billboard 200 at #2. Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, IMPERA sets the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop, resulting in a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.


BROKEN BELLS

FIRST FULL LENGTH ALBUM IN EIGHT YEARS:
INTO THE BLUE 

OUT NOW 

“ONE NIGHT” SINGLE & VIDEO 
WATCH HERE

“Spanning ’60s psychedelia, ’70s disco, ’80s synth-pop, and ’90s trip-hop, and all of it tinged with a slight dream-world surreality, Into The Blue is an atmospheric, immaculately arranged and produced collection of songs that present pop music’s past as its present—and quite possibly its future.”
-AV Club’s Fall Preview: “20 Albums you need to know about”
 
“…their moodiest trip yet, with the duo sending classic soul balladry (‘Love on the Run’) and sumptuously spooky art pop (‘We’re Not in Orbit Yet’) through a surreal prism. The album has its kitschier moments (the glam-rock-tinged ‘Saturdays’) but the overall mood suggests an alternate-dimension ‘AM Gold’ compilation: soothing and unsettling by turns.”
– New York Times Fall Preview 
 
“…another atmospheric album to get lost in.”
– USA Today Fall Preview – 12 New Albums You Must Hear This Fall

Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins), collectively known as Broken Bells, have finally released one of the year’s most anticipated albums: INTO THE BLUE via AWAL. The band’s third full length album — and first since 2014’s After The Disco — is available now. 

Also available today is Broken Bells’ latest single, “One Night,” and its accompanying video. Written and performed entirely by James Mercer and Danger Mouse, “One Night” juxtaposes somber lyrics lamenting a past relationship with what might well be Bells’ most instantly infectious earworm to date. 

The “One Night” video, the fourth in a series directed by Johnny Chew, sees Earth deemed “without form and void.” Our characters have found a new planet to inhabit, where “wedding bells still ring.” But of course, this is Broken Bells, and to them:  it will all fade, if wrong or right… such is life, this you suffer through. 

The many influences the two Broken Bells principals have in common make INTO THE BLUE a kaleidoscopic genre and decade spanning ode to those forebears  — From The Beatles to Pink Floyd, from ‘60s psychedelia to 70s rock and AM Gold, from ‘80s New Wave to ‘90s Trip Hop… and the pair’s mutual adoration of the Elephant 6 collective. The first Broken Bells album to feature samples in addition to James and Brian’s own organic sounds, INTO THE BLUE finds Broken Bells in uncharted territory. James and Brian venture into bold new directions while retaining their signature glistening pop perfection with just a hint of the sinister.

INTO THE BLUE  is available now in digital and physical configurations including a deluxe limited edition LP.

​​The track listing for the album is as follows: 

Into The Blue
We’re Not In Orbit Yet…
Invisible Exit
Love On The Run
One Night
Saturdays
Forgotten Boy
The Chase
Fade Away 

For a full list of formats, click here.

Photo by Shervin Lainez & Nikki Fenix


Depeche Mode Announce First Live Shows in Five Years

‘Memento Mori’ World Tour to Kick Off March 23, 2023 In Sacramento, CA

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees Depeche Mode announced today at a special event in Berlin that they will be releasing a new album and embarking on a world tour in 2023. The Memento Mori Tour will support the band’s forthcoming 15th studio album, Memento Mori, due out in Spring 2023.

In a break from tradition, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore revealed today that the Live Nation-presented tour will begin with a special, limited series of North American arena dates starting March 23rd, before the band heads to Europe for their summer stadium tour. These limited North American dates will feature stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Chicago’s United Center, Los Angeles’ Kia Forum and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, among others. The band will then begin their European stadium tour on May 16th, with noted stops including the Stade de France in Paris, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Milan’s San Siro Stadium, and London’s Twickenham Stadium. For further information on the tour routing and ticket on-sale dates, please go to depechemode.com. The full listing of dates, cities and venues is also below.

In speaking about Memento Mori, Martin Gore commented, “We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time. After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning.” Dave Gahan added, “Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year.”

For photos and footage of the Berlin event and additional assets, please visit https://dpchm.de/berlinmedia

Password: DMMM2023.

The Memento Mori Tour will be Depeche Mode’s 19th tour and their first in over five years. The band’s most recent outing, the 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour was its longest to date and was one of the year’s highest grossing tours, with the band playing to more than 3 million fans over the course of 130 shows across Europe and North America. 

Memento Mori will be Depeche Mode’s 15th studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Spirit, which reached #1 in 11 territories, charting in the Top 5 in more than 20 others. Memento Mori will be released worldwide in Spring 2023 via Columbia Records.

Having sold more than 100 million records and played to more than 35 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode remains an ever-evolving and singularly influential musical force. An indelible inspiration to fans, critics and artists alike, Depeche Mode continues to forge ahead, with the Memento Mori album and tour representing the opening of the newest chapter of a peerless and ongoing legacy.

Memento Mori World Tour 2023

March 23 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
March 25 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
March 30 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
April 2 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
April 5 – Chicago, IL – United Center
April 7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
April 9 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
April 12 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
April 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
May 16 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
May 20 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis Antwerpen
May 23 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
May 26 – Leipzig, DE – Leipziger Festwiese
May 28 – Bratislava, SK – Národný Futbalový Štadión
May 31 – Bordeaux, FR – Matmut Atlantique
June 2 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
June 4 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
June 6 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
June 9 – Madrid, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
June 11 – Bern, CH – Stadion Wankdorf
June 14 – Dublin, IE – Malahide Castle
June 17 – London, UK – Twickenham Stadium
June 20 – Munich, DE – Olympiastadion
June 22 – Lille, FR – Stade Pierre Mauroy
June 24 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
June 27 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
June 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Deutsche Bank Park
July 4 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
July 7 – Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
July 12 – Rome, IT – Stadio Olympico
July 14 – Milan, IT – San Siro
July 16 – Bologna, IT – Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
July 21 – Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
July 23 – Zagreb, HR – Arena Zagreb
July 26 – Bucharest, RO – Arena Națională
July 28 – Budapest, HU – Puskás Aréna
July 30 – Prague, CZ – Letňany Airport
August 2 – Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy
August 6 – Tallinn, EE – Tallinna Lauluväljak
August 8 – Helsinki, FI – Kaisaniemen Puisto
August 11 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
“new body rhumba”
from Noah Baumbach’s WHITE NOISE
FIRST NEW SONG IN 5 YEARS OUT NOW

20-SHOW RETURN TO BROOKLYN STEEL
BEGINS NOVEMBER 18, 2022

Tickets On Sale to the Public on Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. ET at youarehere.bowerypresents.com

LCD Soundsystem has released “new body rhumba,” its first new song in five years.

“new body rhumba” was written for Noah Baumbach’s White Noise, and is now available via Columbia Records/DFA to stream and download HEREWhite Noise premiered earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival and will be in select theaters November 25 and on Netflix December 30.

“new body rhumba” was written by James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, and Nancy Whang, and produced by James Murphy for DFA Productions.

In addition to releasing its first new original music since 2017’s Grammy-winning AMERICAN DREAM, and following 2022 residencies in London, San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia, LCD Soundsystem has announced a new 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel. The band will return to the venue it opened with three 2017 runs—and played an extended engagement in late 2021. See below for a full listing of dates, which will include LCD Soundsystem’s 50th show at Brooklyn Steel, taking place December 4.

Tickets for all 20 shows will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET via AXS.com, the only official ticket outlet for Brooklyn Steel. Visit youarehere.bowerypresents.com for presale details.

American Express ® Card Members have access to presale tickets for every date of the LCD Soundsystem Brooklyn Steel residency before the general public beginning Wednesday, October 5th at 10AM ET through Thursday, October 6 at 10PM ET.  Plus, Card Members will have access to Amex® Card Member Only shows on November 27, 29, and 30.

2022 show dates at Brooklyn Steel are as follows:
November 18, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27*, 29*, 30*
December 2, 3, 4^, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17

* Tickets for November 27, 29 and 30 will be on sale exclusively to American Express Card Members during Amex® Early Access, October 5 at 10AM ET thru October 6 at 10PM ET.

^ LCD Soundsystem’s 50th Show at Brooklyn Steel


BECK
“OLD MAN”
DIGITAL SINGLE OUT NOW

If you were watching NFL Sunday Night Football last night and thought you’d hallucinated Beck covering “Old Man” rendered in stark black and white… don’t worry, you’re not losing your mind. The eight-time GRAMMY winner has released his sublime version of the Neil Young classic performed in that NBC Sports ad as a standalone digital single, available HERE.
 
The NBC Sports spot promotes the upcoming Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs game, while highlighting the song’s lyric “24 and there’s so much more”  in homage to quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes’ shared achievement of winning Super Bowls at the age of 24.


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

TO REISSUE THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS

FEATURING EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK, LIMITED COLORED VINYL EDITIONS & MORE

More than a quarter century since its primal emergence from the Desert, Queens Of The Stone Age has elected to give three of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.

First up is the one that started it all: Back in print after a long, long decade, Queens Of The Stone Age’s self-titled 1998 debut album will be resurrected digitally September 22, with a vinyl release date of October 21. Restored to its original track listing and adorned by the long out-of-print original Frank Kozik artwork, the soon to be definitive version of QOTSA’s self-titled ground zero will feature an obi-strip designed by longtime collaborator Boneface and will be available on standard black and limited edition opaque orange vinyl — both available direct from Queens Of The Stone AgeMatador Records, and at discerning independent retailers.

Following on December 9 will be a double shot of Queens Of The Stone Age’s most recent efforts: 2013’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 200 #1 charting magnum opus …Like Clockwork and 2017’s redefining Villains will both be reincarnated: …Like Clockwork returns newly recut from its original master tapes with alternate artwork and obi-strip from Boneface with a limited opaque aqua vinyl pressing available direct from Queens Of The Stone AgeMatador Records, and at finer independent retailers. Villains is reissued in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip, and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as on limited edition leaf-green transparent vinyl available exclusively via Queens Of The Stone Age and/or Matador Records.

Pre-order any/all of the above at the official store. And keep your eyes peeled…


BROKEN BELLS 
“LOVE ON THE RUN” SINGLE & VIDEO – OUT NOW 
INTO THE BLUE OUT OCTOBER 7th 

“[INTO THE BLUE] is their moodiest trip yet, with the duo sending classic soul balladry (‘Love on the Run’) and sumptuously spooky art pop (‘We’re Not in Orbit Yet’) through a surreal prism.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“… dreamy melodies with deceptively melancholy lyrics… another atmospheric album to get lost in.”
—USA TODAY

Broken Bells, the musical partnership of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins), has released  “Love On The Run,” the next single from their forthcoming third album, INTO THE BLUE. Set for an October 7th release via AWAL, INTO THE BLUE has been hailed by the likes of The New York Times and USA Today as one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

The twists and turns of the epic arrangement of “Love On The Run” mirror the structure of INTO THE BLUE: Like the album as a whole, the song is an ambitious decade / genre-spanning homage to the pair’s kaleidoscopic musical influences. Over the course of its seven minutes, “Love On The Run” opens with sun-drenched vibes that conjure 70s AM Gold radio, before seamlessly transitioning into acid rock psychedelia, and ultimately sticking a perfectly 2022 landing. 

The “Love On The Run” video, directed by Johnny Chew, continues the retro-futurist journey of the first two videos from INTO THE BLUE’s, “We’re Not In Orbit Yet…” and “Saturdays.” Join Broken Bells as they embark on an interstellar journey scored by this sublime new track by checking out the “Love On The Run” video here.

The band are exclusively offering pre-orders of a deluxe limited edition LP of INTO THE BLUE via their web store. The album is pressed on light blue opaque vinyl with hot pink and black splatter secured in gatefold packaging designed by longtime artistic collaborator Jacob Escobedo that features an exclusive foil overlay pink orb. 

Pre-order and pre-save the album HERE


METALLICA’s ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION
Presents
THE HELPING HANDS CONCERT & AUCTION
DECEMBER 16 AT THE MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES

Tickets On Sale to the Public Friday, September 23 at 10:00am Local Time HERE

Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling issues including hunger and workforce education, brings its Helping Hands Concert & Auction back into the physical world for its third year: On December 16, Helping Hands will make its Southern California debut with Metallica and special guests performing at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Tickets will be on sale to the public from 10:00am local time Friday, September 23 with a two-ticket limit per customer. As always, 100% of proceeds from this years Helping Hands event—tickets, fees and auction items—will go directly to help those in need. For further information, pre-sales etc., go to: www.axs.com/events/449833?skin=microsofttheater

Metallica’s previous Helping Hands Concert & Auction was live-streamed November 14, 2020, raising more than $1.8 million—funds used to work with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as various COVID and disaster relief efforts. All Within My Hands was established in 2017 as a way for the Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band. All Within My Hands expenses are covered entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years, ensuring that 100% of proceeds go directly to help those in need. To date, All Within My Hands has donated over $5.8 million to critical local services and the fight against food insecurity, working with partners around the world to feed more than 10 million people.  In addition, the foundation’s Metallica Scholars Initiative has pledged a total of $5.9 million in grants benefiting 33 community colleges across the USA.

For more about All Within My Hands, please visit allwithmyhands.org.


BOWIE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

The David Bowie Estate, We Love the Arts and OpenSea Present First of Its Kind Group NFT Sale

100% of The David Bowie Estate Proceeds to Benefit CARE, for which Iman serves as first-ever Global Advocate

September 13 on OpenSea

In keeping with a legacy that has ranged from redefining the parameters of live performance and gender roles in popular music, to pioneering methods of digital distribution and online community building, to constantly championing new and undiscovered artists and technologies, David Bowie’s undying influence will impact yet another new frontier. On September 13, the David Bowie Estate will unveil BOWIE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN — a first of its kind multiple artist NFT sale, in partnership with OpenSea, the world’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs, and We Love the Arts, the new Web3 venture of artist manager/creative executive Andrew D. Keller of We Few Group, and film producer Joaquin Acrich. 

BOWIE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN brings together nine of today’s leading artists in the NFT space who have created their own unique takes paying homage to David Bowie and his influence across their artistic and personal identities. 100% of the profits to the Bowie Estate will benefit CARE, for which Iman serves as first-ever Global Advocate. 

“David Bowie is an icon and a trailblazer in every way, and we’re honored to partner with his team to bring his legacy into web3,” said Ryan Foutty, VP of Business Development at OpenSea. “This incredible collection brings together some of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artifacts to bring a new generation of fans together in web3.” 

“David Bowie’s artistry has had an indescribable impact on my life. I’m truly honored to have had the privilege of guiding this project”, said Andrew Keller, Co-Founder of We Love The Arts. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage with the Bowie Estate as well as this group of artists, all of whom I have immense respect for. I hope that this collection we have created simultaneously serves to record the ethos of Bowie On The Blockchain, as well as spotlight a wildly talented group of artists and an exciting new space for the arts”. 

BOWIE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN’s unique group NFT sale will feature Bowie-inspired custom-created original works by the following roster of artists:

Sales will go live on September 13 on OpenSea

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE 
David Bowie redefined musical genres and the potential of live performance for generations of music lovers. Creating and discarding a variety of personae and restlessly challenging boundaries, Bowie released timeless albums including The Man Who Sold The World, Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, “Heroes,” Lodger, Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, Let’s Dance, Heathen, The Next Day and many more. ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”), Bowie’s 28th and final studio album, was released on his 69th birthday—January 8, 2016—and charted at #1 in more than 20 countries (including his first #1 in the U.S.), later winning five Grammy Awards. David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, two days after the release of ★. His body of work, multi-generational influence and legacy of fearless innovation and endless reinvention will live on forever. 

ABOUT OPENSEA 
OpenSea is the world’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs. We’re on a mission to help the world’s creators, collectors and collaborators own and shape their relationships directly. We’re building the world’s most trusted and inclusive NFT marketplace with the best selection – making minting, purchasing and selling NFTs frictionless and friendly, and offering unmatched selection and multi-chain options for creators and collectors of all kinds. Headquartered in New York, the OpenSea leadership team comes from Google, Palantir, Lyft, Uber, Stanford and Berkeley. Investors include a16z, Paradigm, Coatue, YCombinator, Founders Fund, Coinbase Ventures, 1Confirmation, and Blockchain Capital. 

ABOUT CARE 
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2021, CARE worked in over 100 countries, reaching more than 90 million people through 1,300 projects. To learn more, visit www.care.org.


GORILLAZ

THE RUMORS ARE TRUE 

CRACKER ISLAND

THE NEW ALBUM FROM GORILLAZ IS COMING ON FEBRUARY 24th, 2023

LISTEN TO NEW TRACK
‘NEW GOLD ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown’ 
HERE

Following the long, hazy heatwave basking in the beats of summer banger ‘Cracker Island (ft. Thundercat)’, Gorillaz today announces the release of their brand new studio album titled Cracker Island, out 24th February 2023 on Warner Records. 

Today also sees the release of hotly anticipated new track ‘New Gold ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown’, performed live for the first time to a sold-out crowd of ecstatic fans at London’s All Points East Festival earlier this month. The band were joined on stage by Tame Impala, the psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, and longtime collaborator Bootie Brown of South Central LA alternative hip hop group The Pharcyde. Listen to ‘New Gold’ here. 

Guitarist Noodle said of the band’s new record – “Cracker Island is the sound of change and the chorus of the collective.”

Russel Hobbs added – “When the reckoning comes, gotta be ready to step through the gateway. Cracker Island’s got the entry codes…”

2D said – “The path to Cracker Island isn’t easy to find ‘cos it’s underwater.”

And Murdoc Niccals announced – “The hallowed tones of Cracker Island will soundtrack our collective ascension into the new dimension! JOIN ME!”

Cracker Island is the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat,  genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar lineup of artist collaborators: Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny and Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, it is produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg KurstinGorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.

Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join ‘The Last Cult’, in search of the one truth to fix the world. Reports from the Golden State indicate that Murdoc is in love with the lady next door. Russel is glued to the TV. Noodle is compiling a handbook of wisdom and knowledge. And 2D is busy being 2D. 

Gorillaz kicked off summer in a delirium of police lights and hallucinations, with the epic psychedelic video for ‘Cracker Island ft. Thundercat’ dropping in July.  Directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy nominated director, Fx Goby, Cracker Island – which takes viewers on a late night journey into the City of Angels – hit the Top 10 in YouTube’s Music Video Charts in Ireland, the UK, US, Australia and Canada, and is now at almost 12.5M views after racking up 10M views in 10 days. The video drop also blew up the band’s Tiktok with the account hitting 2M followers and counting. Watch it again HERE

The extensive Gorillaz World Tour 2022 which started in South America earlier in the year has seen the band thrilling crowds in Europe and Australia – Gorillaz’ first visit down under in 12 years – before a one-off homecoming show in London at All Points East last week. A hugely anticipated U.S. run of shows in September and October will kick off in Vancouver on 11th September. Complete list of dates here.

Cracker Island – FORMATS INFORMATION:  

  • Digital Download (11 tracks)
  • Standard (10 tracks) CD incl Booklet and Poster, Black 12” Vinyl, Transparent Purple 12” Vinyl
  • Deluxe Vinyl Box (10 tracks) Lift Off Lid Box,Opaque Pink 12” Vinyl, CD, ‘Cracker Island’ 7” Etched Single with Alternative Single Art, The Last Cult Pink Pocket Notebook, 5x Art Prints, 1x Poster, 1x Sticker Sheet
  • Limited Edition Collectors Box (10 tracks) Limited Edition Numbered Product. Lift Off Lid Box, 10x Colored 7” Singles with Exclusive Screen Printed Character Art on the disc and Exclusive Art on every sleeve.
  • Cracker Island Cassettes (10 tracks) 4x Exclusive Character Art Cassettes

Cracker Island – FULL TRACKLISTING: 

  1. Cracker Island ft. Thundercat
  2. Oil ft. Stevie Nicks
  3. The Tired Influencer
  4. Tarantula
  5. Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo
  6. New Gold ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown
  7. Baby Queen
  8. Tormenta ft. Bad Bunny
  9. Skinny Ape
  10. Possession Island ft. Beck

Download High Res Press Shots HERE. 

ABOUT GORILLAZ
Created by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel Hobbs and Japanese guitar prodigy Noodle. The BRIT and Grammy-winning virtual band formed following a collision of mishaps, meetings and pure luck to blow up a pre-digital world with their colorful backstory and ground-breaking virtual ways. Based at Kong Studios in West London, Gorillaz settled into a life of musical innovation with an eye-wateringly exciting roster of collaborators, a list that includes musical legends, geniuses and future stars from Elton John to Little Simz, MF Doom to Jean-Michel Jarre, Grace Jones to slowthai, Kali Uchis to Sidiki Diabaté, plus so many more. With seven albums to their name, Gorillaz (2001), Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez (2020), Gorillaz is a truly global phenomenon, achieving success in entirely new and unique ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

www.gorillaz.com


THE TAYLOR HAWKINS TRIBUTE CONCERTS

PARAMOUNT TO STREAM LIVE WORLDWIDE FROM WEMBLEY STADIUM SEPTEMBER 3rd 

Livestreams & Concert Specials to Reach Global Audiences Across CBS, MTV Entertainment, Paramount+ and Pluto TV

MORE SPECIAL GUESTS CONFIRMED FOR LONDON & L.A.

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT MUSIC SUPPORT & MUSICARES

Foo Fighters together with the Hawkins family have teamed up with Paramount to take their all-star celebration of the memory and music of a rock legend worldwide: Paramount will present the September 3rd Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert live to the world from Wembley Stadium in its entirety.  

Directed by Joel Gallen and Produced by Emer Patten at EP-PIC Films & Creative, the full Wembley Stadium show will be available to stream live and on demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms, including:

  • Live coverage across Paramount+ (domestically), Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV Brand YouTube Channels (globally) beginning Saturday, September 3rd (11:30 AM EDT / 4:30 PM BST).
  • On-demand access globally via Paramount+ on Saturday, September 3rd and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of September 5th.

Special editions of the concert will air in prime time across Paramount’s broadcast and cable channels globally:

  • CBS Television Network will broadcast an hour-long rendering of the tribute concert on Saturday, September 3rd (9:00-10:00 PM EDT).*
  • MTV will also air the one-hour special across its channels around the world starting in Latin America on Saturday, September 3 and other international territories on Sunday, September 4th, followed by an extended two-hour special that will air globally in September.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to the simulcast stream via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service.

The ranks of rock royalty joining The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts to honor the life, music and love of one of modern music’s most beloved figures have continued to grow, with recent additions to the London and Los Angeles lineups including members of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Metallica, Blink-182, Pretenders and more. See below for updated lineups:

September 3 — London — Wembley Stadium

Travis Barker, Martin Chambers, Josh Freese, Violet Grohl, Justin Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, James Gang, Brian Johnson, Kesha, Luke Spiller and Lars Ulrich will join a lineup featuring Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Liam Gallagher, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chevy Metal and special appearances by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.

September 27 — Los Angeles — Kia Forum

Sebastian Bach, Travis Barker, Geezer Butler, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Josh Freese, Violet Grohl, Shane Hawkins, James Gang, Mark King and Lars Ulrich have been added to a lineup that includes Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic, P!NK, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Jon Theodore, Wolfgang Van Halen, Brad Wilk, Nancy Wilson, Patrick Wilson, and a special appearance by Chevy Metal.

The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts ticket and merchandise sales will benefit charities chosen by the Hawkins family: Music Support and MusiCares. For further information or to make a donation, see below or visit Music Support and MusiCares.

About Music Support 

Music Support is a registered UK charity that helps those who work in music and live events affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction. Our team has been personally impacted by these issues and seen friends, colleagues and heroes lose their careers, families and even their lives. Our core services include a confidential Helpline, managed by industry peers with lived experience, training in Mental Health First Aid and Addiction and Recovery Awareness to empower individuals to look after the wellbeing of their colleagues (and themselves), and ‘Safe Hubs’ backstage at festivals, providing a space for artists and crew to take time out and speak to Mental Health First Aid trained staff. For further information visit MusicSupport.org. You are not alone. 

About MusiCares:

MusiCares helps the humans behind the music, because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community encompassing three key areas: 

Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services: support, referrals and emergency financial assistance Health Services: financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services Human Services: support for basic living expenses, plus programs addressing affordable housing, career development, legal issues and senior services 

Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based, independent 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial programs, networks of support resources and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit MusiCares.org


DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT

DEBUT ALBUM CHEAT CODES OUT NOW 

New Video for “Strangers” Feat. A$AP Rocky & Run The Jewels Out Now

“Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers ever. On Cheat Codes, the duo’s impressive talents complement each other exquisitely.” 
– New York Magazine’s “25 Notable New Releases…”

“It’s not a return to form; it’s a reminder that Danger Mouse and Black Thought are the type of artists who define the form.”
– Consequence

“The album feels both modern and vintage—a swirl of distant touchstones happening all at once.”
– Pitchfork  

“The mere news of a Black Thought album would’ve been enough to draw buzz, but the fact that he’s linking up with superproducer Danger Mouse for his solo sophomore effort should excite any hip-hop head.”
– Vulture’s “36 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear This Summer” 

“Everything we love about [Black] Thought today is, paradoxically, what kept him under the radar for so long… Now he’s back with Cheat Codes, his excellent new album with Danger Mouse.”
– Stereogum 

“Not only flexes Danger Mouse’s creativity as a producer, but the always impressive bars of Black Thought, a rapper who has remained consistently excellent”
– HipHopDX

“Black Thought and Danger Mouse get together and incredible music is the result!”
– AllHipHop

“Danger Mouse and Black Thought both bring their A-game… Danger Mouse’s subtle production quirks shine in his collaborations with rappers, and this is no exception.”
– Paste 

Named one of the most anticipated albums of the summer by New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Brookyn Vegan, Stereogum,  AV Club, HotNewHipHop, Paste and many more, at long last, Danger Mouse & Black Thought’s debut album, Cheat Codes, is available now across all platforms. 

The “Two music legends” (Consequence) have celebrated their release day by delivering a video for “Strangers” directed by UNCANNY and featuring A$AP Rocky & Run The Jewels. The atmospheric black and white DIY rollercoaster ride that is the “Strangers” video features Black Thought, A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike and El-P passing the mic—or in this case their phones— over a Danger Mouse beat “packed with dusty, clattering drums and the relentless thrumming of some uncanny synth or sample” (Rolling Stone). Set to quick cuts that echo Danger Mouse’s unrelenting pulse on the track, the visual realization of “Strangers” jumps with rhythmic urgency from the POV of “four of the best lyricists of our time” (Paste).

Watch the video here: https://dmxbt.lnk.to/StrangersVideoPR 

Cheat Codes, the debut album from Brian Burton and Tariq Trotter AKA Danger Mouse & Black Thought, is a sprawling opus featuring a peerless roster of guest luminaries including A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Michael Kiwanuka, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Russ, Conway the Machine, the late MF DOOM, among others However, Cheat Codes is an album that — despite the brilliance and seeming complexity of its array of sounds, moods and top notch guest vocalists — is actually quite restrained. The natural chemistry between Brian and Tariq comes through in the ease with which the artist and listener move through this album. Moreover, it’s an album untethered to any genre, era or trend — uncategorizable and timeless.  It is the sound of the pair observing their own culture and asking questions they still may not have the answers to… but they undoubtedly have (dangerous) thoughts. 

Listen to Cheat Codes here: https://DMxBT.lnk.to/CheatCodesPR


BROKEN BELLS

INTO THE BLUE OUT OCTOBER 7TH VIA AWAL 

FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE “SATURDAYS” OUT NOW

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Broken Bells have revealed that their long awaited 3rd full-length album, INTO THE BLUE, will be released on October 7th via AWAL. The track listing for the album is as follows: 
 
Into The Blue
We’re Not In Orbit Yet…
Invisible Exit
Love On The Run
One Night
Saturdays
Forgotten Boy
The Chase
Fade Away 
 
Following the recent release of the “at once retro and futuristic”(Rolling Stone) first advance track “We’re Not In Orbit Yet…,” comes the release of the first official single entitled “Saturdays.” The song sees Burton and Mercer crafting a signature Broken Bells study in contrasts, as sweetly sung and melancholy lyrics float atop a backdrop of sun-drenched melodies that conjure a late summer weekend afternoon. Directed by Johnny Chew, the video for “Saturdays” aptly suits the song’s timeless retro-modern sonic palette with visuals inspired by the concept of traveling through space and time. 
 
Stream the song and watch the video for “Saturdays” here.

The band are exclusively offering pre-orders of a deluxe limited edition LP of INTO THE BLUE via their web store. The album is pressed on light blue opaque vinyl with hot pink and black splatter secured in gatefold packaging designed by longtime artistic collaborator Jacob Escobedo that features an exclusive foil overlay pink orb. Pre-order and pre-save the album here.
 
Broken Bells is the musical partnership between James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). At the foundation of this mutually magnetic, incredibly close friendship is its origin: a shared love of music, and more specifically the many influences the two have in common. This diverse sonic array makes their 3rd album, INTO THE BLUE, a kaleidoscopic genre and decade spanning ode to those influences — From The Beatles to Pink Floyd, from ‘60s psychedelia to 70s rock and AM Gold, from ‘80s New Wave to ‘90s Trip Hop… and of course the formative Elephant 6 collective. The first Broken Bells album to feature samples in addition to James and Brian’s own organic sounds, INTO THE BLUE finds Broken Bells in uncharted territory. James and Brian venture into bold new directions while retaining their signature glistening pop perfection with just a hint of the sinister.


DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT

“STRANGERS” feat. A$AP ROCKY & RUN THE JEWELS OUT NOW

NEW ALBUM, CHEAT CODES, OUT AUGUST 12th

Ahead of the imminent release of their collaborative album – Cheat Codes, out this Friday (12th August) – DangerMouse and BlackThought have unleashed stone cold banger, Strangers.”

This thrilling new single sees the duo enlist hip-hop A-listers A$AP Rocky and RunTheJewels. The result is a tour de force from Danger Mouse – one of the best producers in the world – and Black Thought, A$AP, El-P and Killer Mike – four of the best rappers around.  

Run The Jewels said, “We were honored to get down with our elite and legendary friends Danger Mouse, Black Thought and A$AP Rocky on this banger.”

Previously, Danger Mouse executive produced A$AP Rocky’s acclaimed album, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP, and released Chase Me featuring Run The Jewels; “Strangers” finds him renewing those fruitful creative collaborations.

“Strangers” is the final pre-album single release from CheatCodes and follows No Gold Teeth,”Because featuring JoeyBada$$Russ & Dylan Cartlidge, and Aquamarine featuring MichaelKiwanukaCheatCodes – which also features RaekwonKidSister and ConwaytheMachine – is Danger Mouse’s first hip-hop album since his The Mouse & The Mask collaboration with the late MF DOOM, and follows Black Thought’s pioneering output with The Roots, sensational viral freestyle and acclaimed solo trilogy, Streams Of Thought


Paul McCartney

McCartney I II III Box Set

Out today – Paul’s three iconic solo albums (McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III) available together for the first time as a limited-edition box set 

McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III also available across digital platforms – the first Paul McCartney solo albums to be made available in Dolby ATMOS

Written, performed, and produced entirely by Paul McCartney, his three eponymous career-spanning solo albums (1970’s McCartney, 1980’s McCartney II, and 2020’s McCartney III) have been packaged together and are now available in one special boxset for the first time.

McCartney I II III box set is available in three different formats – Limited Edition Color Vinyl, Black Vinyl Edition, and CD – each including three special photo prints with notes from Paul about each album. The newly created boxset cover art and typography for the slipcase are by Ed Ruscha. Order McCartney I II III HERE.

Bookending 50 years of unparalleled work, each album demonstrates Paul McCartney’s restless creativity and adventurous artistic spirit. McCartney, the Number One Album was Paul’s first solo album released in 1970 and features timeless tracks “Every Night” and “Junk,” along with the immortal classic “Maybe I’m Amazed.” This album saw a global music superstar pioneer a novel homespun approach to recording that would, in time, become a sought-after sound and the highly influential precursor to the “lo-fi” alternative genre.

Just as McCartney marked the end of an era with Paul’s first release after leaving the biggest band in history, Paul did it again in 1980, this time signaling the end of 70s rock giants Wings. Taking a fresh approach to things, Paul wrote, performed, and produced the avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II, which reached Number One in the UK, and Number 3 in the US, producing such classics as “Coming Up,” “Waterfalls,” and “Temporary Secretary.”

With McCartney III Paul went back to basics again to create some of his most revealing work to date. Released in December 2020, just two years after Paul’s Billboard-topping Egypt Station album, “Rockdown,” saw Paul turn unexpected time on his hands into an opportunity to get into the studio on his own. An intimate and loose record featuring “Find My Way” and the now live favorite “Women and Wives,” McCartney III features Paul’s melodic gift at its forefront throughout. Upon release, McCartney III charted at Number One on the UK’s Official Album Charts and Number One on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart.

In an unrivaled career, Paul has always been willing to take risks and have fun along the way – his musical projects have included classical albums, electronic albums, ballet scores, writing for video games, and left-field collaborations – along the way, breaking chart records, box office records, winning countless awards and remaining one of the world’s most influential and revered artists of all time. McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III captured and documented landmark moments of his singular career, each offering a personal snapshot of a unique artist at a particular moment in time.

FORMAT INFO:
Slipcase cover art and typography by Ed Ruscha (all formats)

1)    Limited Edition Color Vinyl
·       Three-disc 180g audiophile vinyl set (McCartney – clear, McCartney II -white, and McCartney III – creamy white vinyl)
·       Three x 8 x 10” photo prints with introductions from Paul

2)    Limited Edition Black Vinyl Edition
·       180g audiophile vinyl set
·       Three x 8 x 10” photo prints with introductions from Paul

3)    Limited Edition CD
·       Limited Edition three-disc set
·       Three photo prints with introductions from Paul

Mixed in Dolby Atmos by Giles Martin and Steve Orchard
Dolby Atmos mastered by Emily Lazar

Please click HERE for publicity assets.

© Paul McCartney / Mary McCartney


GORILLAZ

A NEW ERA FOR THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ANIMATED BAND

SEE ‘CRACKER ISLAND ft. Thundercat’ VIDEO DEBUT HERE

“…dance-floor-ready banger of a track…the summer anthem of this year.”
– BEATS PER MINUTE

“…a sleek and summery jam…invites the listener to simply lock into its blissed-out groove.”
– NEW YORK TIMES

“… a groove made all the more golden by virtuoso bassist Thundercat”
– THE INDEPENDENT 

“…the cartoon poppers are starting a cult in California, this jaunty tune will net some followers.”
– THE OBSERVER

“…a bustling blast of dance funk that tempers its slick, bass-heavy groove with plenty of grit and a touch of dark wave energy.”
– ROLLING STONE

In a delirium of police lights and hallucinations, the BRIT and Grammy-winning virtual band Gorillaz ring in a new dawn, teaming up with Nexus Studios to create the epic psychedelic video for their summer banger ‘Cracker Island ft. Thundercat’. Directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy nominated Nexus Studios director, Fx Goby, Cracker Island takes viewers on a late night journey into the City of Angels. Watch HERE

Murdoc said – “Think of it as the final scene in the movie, the bit after the grand finale when the hero (me) is about to stride into the sunset, credits rolling. That’s right, we’re starting at the end. Why? COS I WORK IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS.” 

Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join ‘The Last Cult’, in search of the one truth to fix the world.  

Cracker Island features virtuosic bassist, mercurial talent and twice-Grammy winner Thundercat, with production courtesy of eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.

The Gorillaz World Tour 2022 which started in South America earlier in the year has seen the band play to ecstatic crowds at Primavera and across Europe, and on to Australia for the Gorillaz’ first visit in 12 years, before one-off shows next month in London at All Points East on August 19th and Dublin’s 3Arena on August 17th ahead of a hugely anticipated U.S. run of dates in September and October. Complete list of dates here.

Download High Res Press Shots HERE. 

ABOUT GORILLAZ

Created by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel Hobbs and Japanese guitar prodigy Noodle. The BRIT and Grammy-winning virtual band formed following a collision of mishaps, meetings and pure luck to blow up a pre-digital world with their colourful backstory and ground-breaking virtual ways. Based at Kong Studios in West London, Gorillaz settled into a life of musical innovation with an eye-wateringly exciting roster of collaborators, a list that includes musical legends, geniuses and future stars from Elton John to Little Simz, MF Doom to Jean-Michel Jarre, Grace Jones to slowthai, Kali Uchis to Sidiki Diabaté, plus so many more. With seven albums to their name, Gorillaz (2001), Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez (2020), Gorillaz is a truly global phenomenon, achieving success in entirely new and unique ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

ABOUT NEXUS STUDIOS

Nexus Studios is a global creative studio fostering world-class talent to produce high-quality long-form and short-form films, music videos, title identities and immersive experiences. With studios in London, LA and Sydney, they craft visually distinct narrative-led stories. Their prolific output includes collaborations with the likes of Billie Eilish, Tom Odell, J-Balvin, Coldplay, U2, Childish Gambino and more. Along with a BAFTA win, an Oscar and an Emmy nomination, they hold two Grammy nominations for the concert feature ‘Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever’ and the music video ‘Take Me Out’ for Franz Ferdinand. Most recently Nexus Studios enlisted Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla to create the original score of their Netflix anthology ‘The House’.

www.gorillaz.com


GHOST
“SPILLWAYS”

VIDEO LIVE NOW FOR NEW ROCK RADIO SINGLE 

MTV – LIVE FROM THE MINISTRY To Air Throughout Week of July 25

IMPERATOUR North American Arena Tour Kicks Off August 26

Photo Credit: Ryan Chang

“The Swedish band Ghost reliably hits the three Ps hard: proggy, punky and poppy. Its fifth album, IMPERA, packs the ambitious sprawl of ’70s rock epics into (relatively) bite-size packages with amusingly confounding story lines. ‘Spillways,’ one of the album’s most straightforward tracks, starts with a pounding piano straight out of Billy Joel’s ‘All for Leyna’ and quickly segues into a sweetly constructed rock tune. Think Bad Religion with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ running through its veins.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

From the pages of the gray lady to the silver screen… Ghost presents the phantasmagorical video for “Spillways,” rendering the irresistible earworm of IMPERA’s latest single — a solid contender to continue the band’s streak of Rock Radio #1s (IMPERA’s “Call Me Little Sunshine” and “Hunter’s Moon” bringing Ghost’s career total to five consecutive #1s) —  in majestic visual form courtesy of director Amir Chamdin. To lose yourself in the cinematic world of “Spillways,” watch HERE.

In other Ghost audiovisual news, MTV is currently in the midst of a massive 10 full-length broadcasts of Ghost’s 6-song “Live From The Ministry” ritual in its entirety on MTV Live. Check local listings for remaining specific dates and times. 

Finally, for the North American faithful anxiously awaiting another taste of Ghost in the flesh, Papa Emeritus IV and the Nameless Ghouls will once again bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating IMPERATOUR. The North American IMPERATOUR will see the GRAMMY® Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26th at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and running through September 23rd at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

See below for a complete list of dates. For more information, including details re: limited VIP packages, go to www.ghost-official.com

GHOST
IMPERATOUR
North America 2022

Fri Aug 26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Sat Aug 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Tue Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Aug 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Fri Sep 2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sat Sep 3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sun Sep 4 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Tue Sep 6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Thu Sep 8 – Alton, VA – BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
Fri Sep 9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sat Sep 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Mon Sep 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Tue Sep 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Thu Sep 15 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
Fri Sep 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Mon Sep 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Tue Sep 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Wed Sep 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Fri Sep 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**

*Ghost and Spiritbox only**

Ghost, Spiritbox and special guest Carcass


DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT

“AQUAMARINE” FEATURING MICHAEL KIWANUKA 

VIDEO & SINGLE OUT NOW

Cheat Codes out August 12 via BMG

Danger Mouse and Black Thought have shared new single, Aquamarine featuring British soul star, Michael Kiwanuka. Aquamarine is the latest single from Danger Mouse and Black Thought’s highly-anticipated album, Cheat Codes, out 12th August.    

Danger Mouse’s rousing, cinematic production and Black Thought’s razor sharp vocals are perfectly complimented by Kiwanuka’s soaring and soulful hook. The single is accompanied by a kaleidoscopic video directed by UK creative duo UNCANNY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHvNapx5PFo

Aquamarine continues Danger Mouse and Kiwanuka’s fruitful creative collaboration, following their work on the singer’s breakout, chart-topping album, Love & Hate, and the Mercury Music Prize-winning follow up, Kiwanuka.  

“For “Aquamarine”, when I heard the music I just had a feeling to sing about standing up for something that’s unique and following that path”, reflects Kiwanuka. “I don’t know why but that’s what came out.  Sometimes when you’re following something that’s unique to you it’s as if ‘enemies are all around’. At times life can feel fragile like ‘everything’s burning down’. For some reason the chords and music made me feel that way.”  

Cheat Codes, the collaborative debut album from Danger Mouse and Black Thought is out August 12 via BMG. In addition to Michael Kiwanuka, the record features Kid Sister, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, MF DOOM, Joey Bada$$, Russ, Conway the Machine and more.

Photo Credit: Olivia Rose                                  Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez