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IGGY POP: Free (Loma Vista Recordings) 9/6/19

BECK: Hyperspace (Capitol Records) Date TBA

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IGGY POP

“JAMES BOND” VIDEO LIVE NOW
 
FREE OUT SEPTEMBER 6 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Photo Credit: Rob Baker Ashton

Iggy Pop has unveiled the first video from his upcoming album Free, out September 6 on Loma Vista Recordings.

Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for “James Bond” was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami.

“James Bond” is the second song to be released in advance of the new album, and has been hailed “infectious” by PASTE and by CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND as “a stylistic shift… magnetic.”

In Iggy’s own words, “James Bond” tells a story:

“I don’t know what she’s up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she’s taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.

I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy.”

Credits:
Iggy Pop – Vocal
Faith Vern – Additional Voice
Leron Thomas – Trumpet
Robin Sherman – Bass
Thomas Glass – Drums
Ari Teitel – Guitar

Free, the album, is available for preorder now: https://found.ee/IG_Free

While Free follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Post Pop Depression, it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. As THE NEW YORK TIMES remarked upon hearing the title track:

“Iggy Pop’s ‘Free’ is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, ‘I wanna be free.’ As the title song and opening track of an album due in September, it could lead anywhere.”

Full tracklisting for Free:
1. Free
2. Loves Missing
3. Sonali
4. James Bond
5. Dirty Sanchez
6. Glow In The Dark
7. Page
8. We Are The People
9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10. The Dawn

For further information, stay tuned to Iggy’s site and socials.

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TRAFALGAR RELEASING 

LAUNCHES TICKETS & TRAILER FOR METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M² IN THEATERS 10/9

CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1999 PERFORMANCE AND GRAMMY-WINNING S&M ALBUM, METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY REUNITE FOR S&M². 

THE FILM WILL FEATURE THE FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCES OF S&M ARRANGEMENTS IN 20 YEARS PLUS RENDITIONS OF SONGS WRITTEN AND RELEASED SINCE ORIGINAL SHOW.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM METALLICA.FILM

After the announcement of the forthcoming Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M² film last week, Trafalgar Releasing is excited to reveal the official trailer for the film. Metallica and San Francisco Symphony reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their original S&M (Symphony & Metallica) show with S&M², filmed at San Francisco’s new Chase Center. The film will be released on October 9th. 

Tickets on sale now from metallica.film

Watch the trailer HERE

The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and San Francisco Symphony and conducted by the late Michael Kamen in spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. 2019’s S&M² concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first-ever Metallica and San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original concert, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin. 

Legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas completes the first week of his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director with a special appearance, conducting a portion of the show.

Metallica’s first collaboration with San Francisco Symphony was documented by the Grammy-winning live album S&M. 

Kymberli Frueh, SVP for Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing has said: “Trafalgar Releasing is excited to give Metallica fans around the world a chance to celebrate this anniversary concert together in local cinemas in October.

The original collaboration between two San Francisco legends—Metallica and San Francisco Symphony became a true moment in music history two decades ago. Reuniting again to perform S&M² is a salute to the legendary collaboration and creates a special moment for Metallica fans to see this iconic pairing.”

The event will be screened in cinemas around the world on October 9. More information can be found at metallica.film, where fans can sign up for event alerts including when tickets go on sale.

This announcement follows a busy 2019 in music for Trafalgar Releasing with the upcoming release of Roger Waters Us + ThemRush: Cinema StangiatoThe 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Moviescoming to cinemas worldwide for the first time ever and BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, the latest film from K-Pop phenomenon BTS. Recent releases have included Tribeca documentary Between Me and My Mind about Phish front man Trey Anastasio, The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park LondonKhalid Free Spirit and The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

About Metallica
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold nearly 120 million albums worldwide and generating more than 2.5 billion streams while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. The band’s several multi-platinum albums include Kill ‘em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, … And Justice for All, Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), Load, Reload, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, and most recently Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, released in November 2016 and charting at #1 in 32 countries.  

Metallica’s numerous awards and accolades include nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.  In June of 2018, the band was awarded one of the most prestigious musical honors in the world: Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. Metallica is currently in the midst of its WorldWired tour, which began in 2016 and is scheduled to continue through 2020.

About Trafalgar Releasing
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialised content to over 4,000 cinemas in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Funny Girl), iconic moments (Monty Python Live, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Roger Waters The Wall, David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ Burn the Stage the Movie, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, Muse Drones World Tour). Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.


THOM YORKE 

“Not The News” EP Digital and Limited Edition 12” Vinyl Release August 2

ANIMA Out Now on XL Recordings

On August 2, Thom Yorke will be releasing an EP of remixes for the track “Not The News” from his new album, ANIMA (XL Recordings).

The EP will be available to stream and download from midnight and as a white label 12”, limited to 3000 copies worldwide in stores soon. Available to pre order at: https://thomyorke.ffm.to/ntnrmx

The full track list of both the digital and physical editions of the Not The News EP is:

   A1. Not The News (Extendo Mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich)
   A2. Not The News (Mark Pritchard Remix)
   B1. Not The News (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Time Cow & Gavsborg)
   B2. Not The News (Clark Remix)

Accompanied by a “one-reeler,” also entitled ANIMA, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and available exclusively via Netflix, ANIMA was released across digital platforms on Thursday, June 27. The album’s physical release followed July 19 with formats including CD, black double vinyl, and a deluxe 180g heavyweight orange double vinyl including a 40-page book of lyrics, and pencil drawings by Stanley Donwood and Dr Tchock. 

Featuring several songs debuted live over the course of Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes performances, ANIMA was written by Yorke, produced by Godrich and features the London Contemporary Orchestra on all tracks. 

Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri recently completed a series of live dates throughout Europe, Japan, and Korea, and will return to North America in September with special guest Andrea Belfi.

See below for a complete itinerary.

September:
26th – Laval, Quebec – Place Bell
27th – Toronto – Scotiabank Arena
28th – Pittsburgh – Stage AE
30th – Columbus – Express Live!

October:
4th – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
6th – Atlanta – Fox Theatre
9th – New Orleans – Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
11th – Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
18th – Berkeley – Greek Theatre
20th – Seattle – Paramount Theatre [sold out]
21st – Vancouver – Orpheum [sold out]
22nd – Portland – The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall [sold out]
25th – Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Bowl
26th – Las Vegas – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
29th – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre [sold out]
30th –  Los Angeles — Greek Theatre


Paul McCartney is writing his first musical – an adaptation of one of the world’s most loved films 

It’s A Wonderful Life

Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney 
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall 
Produced by Bill Kenwright

Today, Paul confirms a career first. He is working on a musical stage adaptation of one of the most iconic films in cinema history – Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s “The Greatest Gift” the legendary movie was directed and produced by Frank Capra and released in 1946.

Paul has partnered with British theatre and film impresario Bill Kenwright who will produce the show. Bill originally approached Paul three years ago after acquiring the rights to the much-loved film that over seven decades since its release continues to be a Prime-Time must for television audiences all around the world. Paul and Bill enjoy a lifetime’s connection having both been born and raised in Liverpool, and both attended the Liverpool Institute High School (now LIPA – the acclaimed performing arts academy founded by Paul).  

In addition to writing the music Paul has been working on the lyrics with the Tony Award winning English screen and play writer Lee Hall, who is also responsible for the book of the musical.

As a child Paul inherited a love of Broadway and show tunes from his father Jim who would perform at home on the family piano on every occasion possible, and this influence would eventually permeate into Paul’s own song-writing and diverse compositions.

Speaking about this news Paul said:

“Like many of these things this all started with an email.  Bill had asked if it was something I might be up for. Writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun.  ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is a universal story we can all relate to.”

Bill Kenwright said: 

“Working with Paul on “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a dream realised. To be honest I was hooked on first hearing him say “one/two/three/four” on the demo of the opening number! But since then it’s been an extraordinary journey – on every song I experience Paul’s unique gift of melody and composition. It’s musical theatre – but it’s always McCartney.

Paul, Lee, and I use the word “cherish” when we refer to our source material and that’s what we intend to do. Cherish Frank Capra’s creation.”

Lee Hall said:

“It’s A Wonderful Life is my favourite film. It has absolutely everything comedy, pathos and a rare humanity which has touched generation after generation. Yet it just couldn’t be more relevant. To give it a life on the stage is an immense privilege in itself but to do with Paul McCartney is off the scale. Paul’s wit, emotional honesty and melodic brilliance brings a whole new depth and breadth to the classic tale. I feel as if an angel must be looking after me.”

Paul, who has written some of the world’s most loved, celebrated and enduring music, has musically realised the emotional story of a man down on his luck George Bailey. Unaware of all the lives he has touched and how different his community would be had he never been born; George is close to suicide. However, he is saved by the intervention of a guardian angel – and, of course, as in all feel good, but resonant movies, George realises the true value of his life.  

Some 70 years since the release of the film the story still remains relevant today, probably even more so, as a reminder to cherish family, friends and the life you have, something Paul McCartney has always strived to do in his own life and work.

For Bill Kenwright, the production will be a lifetime’s ambition.  As a very young producer, Bill personally reached out to Frank Capra to see if he could get the rights to turn the film into a musical. Bill received a lovely handwritten letter by reply – but it contained a no! However, out of the blue, many decades later he was offered the rights when he was in the middle of another project with Paramount. It was a massive moment for the now hugely successful producer, and he dared to dream of involving his school friend on what would be Paul’s first major musical journey. They met, and amongst discussing all things Liverpool, school and rock and roll, they sort of agreed to take things further…

It wasn’t until two years later that Paul shared his first musical ideas with Bill. Bill recalls: “It was a Friday night and I was in the office. I suppose you could say it hadn’t been the best of weeks. No real progress on multitudinous film and theatre projects – and Everton had lost the previous Saturday. Out of the blue I got an email from Paul asking my thoughts on his first stab at an opening song. He wasn’t sure – but wanted to know what Lee and I thought of it? I played the demo. Lee and I were unanimous. Our hero was a musical theatre writer!”

Paul was in the middle of releasing his number one album ‘Egypt Station’ in September 2018 as well as launching a global tour to support the album release, but in between touring and album commitments Paul found time to work with Lee Hall on more songs. Both here and in New York. 

Bill remembers another moment in January of this year the day after he’d watched Everton lose in an FA Cup match at Millwall. He was inconsolable – but Lee rang him from the airport after working with Paul in New York and brought over a further six tracks in demo form. His gloom started to lift…

“They exceeded expectations for both of us. The songs take you somewhere you don’t expect to go. They sound simple – but it’s deceptive. That’s Paul’s genius. I don’t have to tell any lover of music how extraordinary he is – but he constantly takes my breath away. Since we worked together on the The Pitmen Painters Lee has been a special writer and person to me. And it’s a privilege to watch Paul and Lee create so vibrantly together.”

Having just completed the US leg of his current Freshen Up world tour in front of a sell-out audience at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium last weekend, Paul is still in the final stages of completing songs for his entry into musical theatre. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is set to launch in late 2020.  

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BECK 

“SAW LIGHTNING (FREESTYLE)” VIDEO 

LIVE NOW AT http://beck.to/SLFreestylePR

Beck’s new “Saw Lightning (Freestyle)” video captures the GRAMMY-winning artist stripping his latest single down to its bare bones. Rendered in striking minimalist black and white, “Saw Lightning (Freestyle)” relies solely on the impact of raw talent and passion: a man, a harmonica, a camera and nothing more. Beck’s vocals, stomping feet and solo harmonica somehow fill the same space occupied on the original by his raw acoustic slide guitar and Pharrell Williams’ drums, keyboards and mumbles.  

Directed by Giovanni Ribisi and edited by Nick Roney, “Saw Lightning (Freestyle)” is a radically different take on Beck’s first single from his forthcoming 14th album, Hyperspace, due out sometime in the future on Capitol Records. Surprise released April 15, 2019, “Saw Lightning” was made available simultaneously as a single and as the score to the Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro campaign, directed by GRAMMY winner Hiro Murai.

Beck will spend the remainder of the summer co-headlining the Night Running Tour with Cage The Elephant—named for “Night Running,” Cage The Elephant’s single featuring Beck from the band’s Social Cues album—beginning July 11th at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA.


JENNY LEWIS RETURNS TO NEW YORK, THE LATE SHOW & CELEBRATES PRIDE

FOUR NEW HEADLINE DATES ADDED:
Oct. 24th – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Oct. 28th – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 31st – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 2nd – Portland, ME – State Theatre

TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 28TH

PERFORMING NEW SINGLE “WASTED YOUTH” TOMORROW NIGHT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT —TUNE IN!

Currently dominating Best of 2019 So Far lists for On The Line (Warner Records)— including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Billboard, USA Today, Esquire and Paste, just to name a few— and selling out shows in both the U.S. and U.K. (and completing a triumphant run as special guest of Death Cab For Cutie), Jenny Lewis has added four additional headline shows to her globe-spanning tour.

Following her stunning performance at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens earlier this month, the new dates include Jenny’s highly anticipated return to New York: She headlines Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theatre on Oct. 24th and Upstate Concert Hall in Albany, NY on Oct. 28th, in addition to Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (Oct. 31st), and the State Theatre in Portland, Maine (Nov. 2nd).

Pre-sales for these shows begin Wednesday, June 26th at 10am local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 28th at 10am local time.

Additionally, Jenny recently announced she will be performing at Mexico City’s El Plaza Condesa on October 17th. Tickets are available now: https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/140056CBE2842BD6.

For a full run of dates, please see below and grab tickets while they last: https://www.jennylewis.com/tour/.

Need even more Jenny Lewis? Tune in TOMORROW night to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as she stops by for a special performance of her new single “Wasted Youth”—the follow up to her Top Ten single “Red Bull & Hennessy.”

Last but certainly not least, you can catch Jenny this Sunday (June 30th) at the San Francisco Pride Parade as a special guest of PAX, joining in their mission to be a force for good in supporting LGBTQI+ rights and to destigmatize cannabis use. For more info on PAX Labs, please visit https://www.pax.com/.

On The Line is out now on Warner Records.

JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE TOUR 2019

(New dates in bold)

07/10/19 — Aspen, CO — The Belly Up
07/11/19 — Park City, UT — Deer Valley Resort
07/12/19 — Jackson, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
07/14/19 — Whitefish, MT — Under The Big Sky Festival
07/18/19 — Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
07/18/19 – Leeuwarden, NE – Welcome to The Village Festival
07/19/19 – Henham Park, Suffolk, UK — Latitude Festival
07/23/19 – Bristol, UK – SWX
07/24/19 — Brighton, UK — Concorde 2
07/25/19 — London, UK — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07/27/19 — Edinburgh, UK — Queens Hall
07/28/19 — Manchester, UK — RNCM Concert Hall
07/29/19 — Dublin, IE — The Academy
08/09/19 – Eau Claire, WI – OXBEAUX III
08/16/19 – Omaha, NE – Maha Festival
08/17/19 — St. Louis, MO — The Paegent
08/18/19 – Columbus, OH – Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival
09/05/19 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
09/06/19 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
09/07/19 — Wilmington, NC — Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
09/08/19 — St. Augustine, FL — Sing Out Loud Festival
09/10/19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
09/11/19 — Orlando, FL — The Beacham
09/13/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic
09/14/19 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
09/15/19 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre
09/17/19 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
09/18/19 — Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan Theatre
09/21/19 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
09/22/19 — Franklin, TN — Pilgrimage Festival
09/28/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
09/29/19 — Dana Point. CA — Ohana Fest
09/30/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/02/19 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
10/04/19 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/07/19 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
10/08/19 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
10/09/19 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/11/19 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/17/19 — Mexico City, MX — El Plaza Condesa
10/18/19 – Guadalajara, MX – Tecate Coordenada
10/19/19 – Monterrey, MX – Live Out Festival
10/24/19 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre
10/25/19 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
10/26/19 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
10/28/19 — Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
10/31/19 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/02/19 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre


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U2
COLORED VINYL REISSUES

THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
&
HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB 

OUT NOW

The Unforgettable Fire 
AVAILABLE HERE

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 
AVAILABLE HERE

Interscope Records/UME today announce two new colored vinyl reissues from U2. Pressed on 180g vinyl, The Unforgettable Fire (1984) and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004) will be released today 7th June 2019.

The Unforgettable Fire

Released nearly 35 years ago in October 1984, The Unforgettable Fire is the fourth studio album from U2. Recorded at Slane Castle and Windmill Lane Studios in Ireland, it was the first U2 album to be produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The album’s lead single ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ not only delivered the band its biggest hit at that time, the song has become the most frequently played live number in the U2 repertoire. A staple of best album lists and essays by fans, critics and fellow artists, The Unforgettable Fire is hailed as U2’s first sonic reinvention, and remains among the band’s most beloved works with classic cuts such as ‘Bad’, ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ and the title track.

  • Remastered and pressed on 180g limited edition wine colored vinyl, to match the color of album’s iconic artwork.
  • Includes a 16 page booklet with lyrics.

The Unforgettable Fire – Tracklisting:

Side 1

  1. A Sort of Homecoming
  2. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  3. Wire
  4. The Unforgettable Fire
  5. Promenade

Side 2

  1. 4th of July
  2. Bad
  3. Indian Summer Sky
  4. Elvis Presley and America
  5. MLK

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Released in November 2004, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album from U2. Recorded in the band’s studio at Hanover Quay, Dublin and in the South of France, HTDAAB was produced with long-time U2 collaborator Steve Lillywhite, with additional production from Chris Thomas, Flood, Jacknife Lee, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Nellee Hooper and Carl Glanville. The record reached #1 in the album charts of 30 plus countries around the world, including the U.S., Canada, the UK and Ireland, and featured hit singles ‘Vertigo’, ‘All Because Of You’ and ‘City Of Blinding Lights’. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was awarded a total of 9 GRAMMY Awards, including the band’s second Album of the Year win.

  • Pressed on 180g limited edition red vinyl.
  • Includes a 16 page booklet with lyrics.

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb – Tracklisting:

Side 1

  1. Vertigo
  2. Miracle Drug     
  3. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
  4. Love and Peace or Else
  5. City of Blinding Lights    

Side 2   

  1. All Because of You                             
  2. A Man and a Woman                      
  3. Crumbs from Your Table                                 
  4. One Step Closer                                 
  5. Original of the Species                  
  6. Yahweh

The Unforgettable Fire (1984) and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004) are available to order now.