The Latest

Upcoming Releases:

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden (DFA Records) 08/06/21

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Grandude’s Green Submarine 09/02/21

METALLICA: The Black Album Remastered (Blackened Recordings) 09/10/21

METALLICA: The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened Recordings) 09/10/21

DAVE GROHL: The Storyteller (Dey Street Books) 10/05/21

PAUL MCCARTNEY: THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present
by Paul McCartney 11/02/21

DAMON ALBARN: The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows (Transgressive Records) 11/12/21

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PAUL McCARTNEY
Starring in
“FIND MY WAY (feat. BECK)”

Video Co-Produced by Hyperreal Digital

McCartney III Imagined Physical Release July 23

It’s been called “a funky transformation” (UPROXX) and a “groovy mashup” (AV CLUB) that “sounds more like a Sugarhill Gang track than the original song” (ROLLING STONE)… And now “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” has been #ThreeImagined as a psychedelic visual trip that blurs the boundaries of time, space — and even identity.

The “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” video was co-produced by Hyperreal Digital, which specializes in the creation of hyper-realistic digital avatars. “The technology to de-age talent and have them perform in creative environments like this is now fully-realized, even with one of the most recognized faces in the world,” said Hyperreal’s CEO Remington Scott.

Directed by Andrew Donoho (Janelle Monae, The Strokes, Khalid) and choreographed by Phil Tayag (Bruno Mars, Jabbawockeez), “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” was unveiled to the world today via a global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s worldwide network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard in New York.

“Find My Way (feat. Beck)” is the opening track of III Imagined, which is released on vinyl, CD, and cassette July 23 via Capitol Records. Pre-order here: https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/3ImaginedPhysicalPR

Upon its digital release in April, McCartney III Imagined moved THE NEW YORK TIMES to say “Don’t take Paul McCartney’s enduring gifts — natural melody, succinctly surprising lyrics, sly chord progressions, tidy arrangements — for granted. Other songwriters don’t.” Personally curated by Paul, the album features an eclectic all-star lineup featuring Damon Albarn, Anderson .Paak, Blood Orange, Phoebe Bridgers, EOB, Dominic Fike, Josh Homme, Khruangbin, St. Vincent and 3D RDN of Massive Attack, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite moments from Paul’s acclaimed McCartney III album in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation – one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as a brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

Physical editions of McCartney III Imagined will include the exclusive bonus track “Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix).”

About Hyperreal: Hyperreal empowers A-list talent and A-list brands with a digital asset that enables them to maximize their value in the world of virtual appearances and virtual commerce. The Company was founded by award-winning VFX Director, Remington Scott.


METALLICA 

THE BLACK ALBUM REMASTERED

THE METALLICA BLACKLIST ALBUM FEATURING 53 ARTISTS

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The Black Album Your Way September 10th

Three New Instant Gratification Tracks Now Available With The Metallica Blacklist Album Pre-Orders: 

Wherever I May Roam by J BalvinWherever I May Roam by Jon Pardi

New Instant Gratification Track Now Available With The Black Album Pre-Orders:
Wherever I May Roam (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA – October 12th, 1991)

100% Of The Metallica Blacklist Sales To Benefit 52 Charities


FOO FIGHTERS TO ROCK ALASKA FOR THE FIRST TIME

AUGUST 17 & 19 – Anchorage – Dena’ina Center
AUGUST 21 – Fairbanks – Carlson Center

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY AT NOON LOCAL TIME 
August 17: http://foofighters.co/AAK17 
August 19: http://foofighters.co/AAK19 

August 21: http://foofighters.co/FAK

Not content to bring live rock n roll marathons back to the Lower 48, Foo Fighters have confirmed a three-show expedition to Alaska.

The band will play its first ever shows in the Last Frontier August 17th and 19th at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, and August 21st at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

For anyone who’s been living under a glacier, Foo Fighters’ Alaskan dates are the latest addition to a U.S. itinerary that kicked off last month with the now legendary sold-out, full-capacity Madison Square Garden show that welcomed live music back to New York—a show ROLLING STONE described as “three loud, sweaty, emotional, and supremely fun hours.”


METALLICA TURNS 40

DECEMBER 17 & 19 AT CHASE CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY TO FIFTH MEMBERS

Metallica has announced details of its massive 40th birthday celebration: The band will mark this milestone by inviting the worldwide Metallica Family to join them in their hometown of San Francisco for two unique live shows featuring two different setlists December 17 and 19 at Chase Center. Tickets for these shows will be available only to registered members of Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club (more details below).
 
The 40th anniversary shows see Metallica return to Chase Center for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that also served as the venue’s grand opening. It was impossible not to notice that fans from more than 60 countries traveled to the City by the Bay and completely took over San Francisco for S&M2 weekend. That outpouring of positive vibes from around the world inspired Metallica to invite those Fifth Members back—and this time, in addition to the two shows at Chase Center, Metallica will be curating other live music and comedy events, Blackened Whiskey tastings, and so much more all around the city during the long four-day weekend of celebrations starting on Thursday, December 16. Details and ticketing information for these various events will be announced as they are confirmed.
 
Tickets for the December 17 and 19 Chase Center shows will be available only to registered Fifth Members. In an effort to make it as fair as possible for every member who would like to attend, Fifth Members are invited to enter to win a reservation code that will guarantee them the opportunity to purchase tickets.  Reservation winners will be chosen randomly and e-mailed additional information and directions to proceed with purchase.

Winners will have the option to choose from two-day tickets to gain entry to both Metallica shows at the Chase Center or single day tickets for the show on either December 17 or December 19. Travel packages that include both tickets and hotel accommodations will also be available at www.metallicatravel.com. All members will be limited to a maximum purchase of two show tickets or one hotel/ticket package (package options include either two or four tickets).

For further information and updates, stay tuned to Metallica.com


ST. VINCENT ANNOUNCES DOWN AND OUT DOWNTOWN
A SPECIAL LIVE STREAMED CONCERT 
PRESENTED BY MOMENT HOUSE

AIRING GLOBALLY ON AUGUST 4TH & 5TH

WATCH THE TRAILER NOW HERE

DADDY’S HOME OUT NOW 
VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Today, St. Vincent has officially announced Down And Out Downtown, the GRAMMY-award winning artist’s full length live streamed concert debut. Airing exclusively via the premium digital live platform Moment House on Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th (depending on territory), Down And Out Downtown will showcase the live premieres of several new tracks from St. Vincent’s acclaimed new album Daddy’s Home in addition to new arrangements of hits and deep cuts from her illustrious catalogue—all performed alongside her top shelf Down And Out Downtown Band comprised of Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass), Jason Falkner (guitar), Rachel Eckroth (keys), Mark Guiliana (drums), and backing vocalists Nayanna Holley, Sy Smith and Neka Hamilton.

Directed by Bill Benz (Portlandia), who also directed the forthcoming film The Nowhere Inn co-written by and starring St. Vincent, Down And Out Downtown is a sepia toned tour de force of gritty grooves, hungover glamour and spellbinding musicality. From rollicking full band rave-ups to delicate acoustic interludes, Down And Out Downtown brings the 70s-inspired sensibilities of Daddy’s Home to life in a celebration of unforgettable songs and peerless musicians.

For one night only, St. Vincent’s moment will be broadcast to various territories around the world including North and South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, and the UK, Europe and Africa. Tickets are now on sale HERE.

LIVESTREAM DATES/TIMES BY TERRITORY: 
North + South America 
August 4th, 6 PM PDT

Australia & New Zealand 
August 5th, 7 PM AEST

Asia
August 5th, 8 PM JST 

Europe, UK & Africa 
August 5th, 6 PM BST

Out now via Loma Vista Recordings, Daddy’s Home was produced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, recorded by Laura Sisk, mixed by Cian Riordan, and mastered by Chris Gehringer. The music was performed by Annie, Jack, Cian, Thomas, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhart, Lynne Fiddmont and Kenya Hathaway.

ABOUT ST. VINCENT
Annie Clark made her recorded debut as St. Vincent in 2007 with Marry Me, quickly becoming regarded as one of the most innovative and fascinating presences in modern music. Each of St. Vincent’s subsequent albums has met with critical acclaim and commercial success eclipsing that of its predecessor. These albums would include Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), and her self-titled fourth album and winner of the 2014 GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album, making her only the second female artist ever to win in that category. In addition to these solo works, St. Vincent joined with David Byrne to record and release the collaborative album Love This Giant in 2012, and performed with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear of Nirvana at the band’s 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2017, working with co-producer Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent created a defining statement with MASSEDUCTION. The album broke St. Vincent into the U.S. and UK top 10s while landing atop Best of 2017 lists of The New York Times, The Guardian, AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NME, Q, USA Today, and more—not to mention winning two GRAMMYs (Best Rock Song for its title track, and Best Recording Package). Most recently, St. Vincent channeled the hungover glamor and gritty sepia-toned soundtrack of 1970s downtown NYC into the triumphant Daddy’s Home, released in May 2021 to near universal acclaim. In a glowing five-star review of the album, Mojo Magazine said “It’s masterful stuff: a full conceptual realization, filled with great melodies, deep grooves, colourful characterisations, and some sonic detail that reveals itself over repeated plays.” Outside of recording and performing, St. Vincent has directed the short horror film The Birthday Party, and co-written and starred as a fictionalized version of herself in the upcoming film The Nowhere Inn.

ABOUT MOMENT HOUSE
Moment House is the premium digital live platform that connects artists and their core fans for global, elevated ticketed experiences — called Moments. With a mission to bring people together through art and technology, Moment House is uniquely crafted with a focus on artist-friendliness, elegant design, user experience, and support for seamless merchandise integrations, global payments, and more.

Founded in 2019 out of the Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy for Innovation at USC, Moment House has hosted “Moments” by a range of artists including Tame Impala, Halsey, Kygo, Kaytranada, Brockhampton, MARINA, Charlotte Lawrence, Ruel, Yungblud, Grouplove, Bryson Tiller, the My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast, Omar Apollo and more. They also hosted the live stream for both nights of Clive Davis’ Grammy gala this year. Coming up, Moment House will continue presenting moments with some of the most exciting names in entertainment including the Tiny Meat Gang podcast, KSI and more. The company is backed by leading investors across Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry, including: Troy Carter, Scooter Braun, Jared Leto, Forerunner, former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer, Google Ventures CEO David Krane, Box CEO Aaron Levie, Patreon CEO Jack Conte and Palm Tree Crew Investments (Kygo and Myles Shear). For more information on Moment House, visit momenthouse.com.

CONNECT WITH ST. VINCENT:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

CONNECT WITH MOMENT HOUSE:
INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER


METALLICA 

THE BLACK ALBUM REMASTERED

THE METALLICA BLACKLIST ALBUM FEATURING 53 ARTISTS

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The Black Album Your Way September 10th

Three New Instant Gratification Tracks Now Available With The Metallica Blacklist Album Pre-Orders: 

The Unforgiven by Ha*Ash 

The Unforgiven by Vishal Dadlani, DIVINE, Shor Police  The Unforgiven by Diet Cig

New Instant Gratification Track Now Available With The Black Album Pre-Orders: The Unforgiven (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix) 

100% Of The Metallica Blacklist Sales To Benefit 52 Charities


THOM YORKE 

“CREEP (VERY 2021 RMX)”

OUT NOW

Artwork Credit: Jun Takahashi [HI RES HERE]

Earlier this year Thom Yorke created a version of Radiohead’s “Creep” for designer Jun Takahashi’s Tokyo Fashion Week showcase of “Creep Very,” his UNDERCOVER Fall/Winter 2021 Women’s collection.

LISTEN HERE: http://x-l-r.co/creep_rmx

This haunting reimagining of the 1993 hit is now being released as “Creep (Very 2021 RMX),” a standalone single available for streaming and digital download as of Tuesday, July 13.

The digital single features bespoke artwork by Jun Takahashi.

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Instagram / Twitter

Radiohead
Instagram / Twitter / TikTok / Facebook

Jun Takahashi
Instagram


BECK Celebrates His Birthday
with
“Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)” Official Video Premiere

Live Now at 
https://Beck.lnk.to/ChemCailletVidPR

Beck invites you to celebrate his July 8 D.O.B. with a hazy late night ride in the form of the official video for “Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix).”

Directed by Mikai Karl and starring Stella Maxwell, the clip’s nocturnal palette is the perfect visual interpretation of the re-imagination of a highlight of Beck’s GRAMMY-winning Hyperspace album.

Check out Beck’s version of “Find My Way” on Paul McCartney’s III Imagined, his remix of Remi Wolf’s “Sauce”, and get some “Chemical” at https://Beck.lnk.to/ChemCailletVidPR


THE LONG GOODBYE: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

10th ANNIVERSARY REPRESS OF 5LP VINYL BOX SET
ON 3CD FOR THE FIRST TIME

OUT AUGUST 6TH, 2021
PRE-ORDER HERE

The 10th anniversary of a milestone in the history of LCD Soundsystem will arrive August 6th, when DFA Records partners with Parlophone / Warner Music to repress the long out-of-print The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden, a 5-LP vinyl unabridged recording of LCD Soundsystem’s near four-hour April 2, 2011 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The colossal show is also celebrated on 3CD for the very first time.

Produced and mixed by LCD founder and frontman James Murphy, The Long Goodbye is the ultimate audio document of LCD Soundsystem’s legendary — if not quite final — sold-out Madison Square Garden performance.

Hailed by New York magazine as “a marvel of pure craft” and Rolling Stone as a “staggeringly great night,” The Long Goodbye show was the lengthiest, most career-spanning LCD Soundsystem has played to date. The album finds the LCD core live band of Murphy, Pat Mahoney, Nancy Whang, Al Doyle, Gavilán Rayna Russom and Tyler Pope joined by a choir, string and horn sections — plus special guest performances including Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Reggie Watts, the Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Planningtorock, and Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum.

The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden is an essential document of a singular moment in the history of LCD Soundsystem and New York City’s musical life. The full tracklist is:

5LP Tracklisting

SIDE A
Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls
I Can Change

SIDE B
Time To Get Away
Get Innocuous!
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Too Much Love

SIDE C
All My Friends
Tired / Heart Of The Sunrise (Excerpt)

SIDE D
Sound Of Silver
Out In Space
Ships Talking

SIDE E
Freak Out / Starry Eyes
Us v Them

SIDE F
North American Scum
Bye Bye Bayou

SIDE G
You Wanted A Hit
Tribulations
Movement

SIDE H
Yeah (Crass Version)
Someone Great

SIDE I
Losing My Edge
Home
All I Want

SIDE J
Jump Into The Fire
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

3CD Tracklisting

CD1
Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls
I Can Change
Time To Get Away
Get Innocuous!
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Too Much Love
All My Friends
Tired / Heart Of The Sunrise

CD2
45:33 Intro
You Can’t Hide (Shame On You)
Sound Of Silver
Out In Space
Ships Talking
Freak Out/Starry Eyes
Us V Them
North American Scum
Bye Bye Bayou

CD3
You Wanted A Hit
Tribulations
Movement
Yeah
Someone Great
Losing My Edge
Home
All I Want
Jump Into The Fire
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down


METALLICA 

THE BLACK ALBUM REMASTERED

THE METALLICA BLACKLIST ALBUM FEATURING 53 ARTISTS

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The Black Album Your Way September 10th.

Two New Instant Gratification Tracks Now Available With The Metallica Blacklist Album Pre-Orders: 

“Holier Than Thou” by Biffy Clyro 

“Holier Than Thou” by OFF!

New Instant Gratification Track Now Available With The Black Album Pre-Orders: “Holier Than Thou (Pre-Production Rehearsal)”

100% Of The Metallica Blacklist Sales To Benefit 52 Charities


DAMON ALBARN

NEW TRACK ‘POLARIS’ OUT TODAY

WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCE HERE

https://ffm.to/da-polaris

Second Solo Album Out November 12th 2021
On Transgressive Records

THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, 
MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS

LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE

Polaris, the lead track and accompanying live performance film from Damon Albarn’s forthcoming new album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, is released today. Listen + see here.

Polaris follows the earlier release of the haunting title track and, with its infectious choral melody, addresses the guiding star needed for lives blown off course as so many have been during this last year.

To accompany the song’s release, the first in a series of special, cinematic films entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ launches today on YouTube. Featuring a performance by Albarn with a full live band alongside a string quartet, captured in black and white, the film series is directed by Transgressive Records founder Toby L and will accompany a selection of the album’s material. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is the new studio album from Damon Albarn, out November 12th 2021 on Transgressive Records. Originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, 2020 saw Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory

In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn’s most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all its extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

The tracklisting for The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is:

  1. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  2. The Cormorant
  3. Royal Morning Blue
  4. Combustion
  5. Daft Wader
  6. Darkness To Light
  7. Esja
  8. The Tower Of Montevideo
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
  10. Polaris
  11. Particles

Alongside a digital release, there will be limited edition vinyl formats, plus CD and cassette. There will also be a deluxe version of the album, taking the form of a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions.

Albarn debuted a set of songs from the album as part of the Live At Worthy Farm event in Glastonbury last month. And this summer, accompanied by a band and string section, Albarn will perform a number of UK festival shows to play tracks from across his songbook, including the new album, on 12th and 13th July at Manchester International Festival and Edinburgh International Festival on 24th August. 

2022 Tour Dates (rescheduled from 2021):

21 & 22 February – London (Barbican) 
23 & 24 February – Dublin (National Concert Hall)
26 February – Luxembourg (Philharmonie)
28 February – Brussels (Bozar)
1 March – Brussels (Bozar)
2 March – Eindhoven (Muziekgebouw)
4 & 5 March – Paris (Philharmonie)
6 March – Lyon (Auditorium)
7 March – Hamburg (ElbPhilharmonie)
9 March – Copenhagen (KB Hallen)
11 March – Reykjavik (Harpa)

Tickets and information here. 

Preorder the album here.

Listen to Polaris on DSPs here

Further Information:

Download high res press image HERE

Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK’s most influential and consistently interesting musicians.

A founding member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, he is the recipient of six Brits, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award. Outside of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn has a number of other releases, including Mali Music (2002), The Good The Bad and The Queen (2006), Monkey: Journey to the West (2007), Kinshasa One Two (2011), Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012), Dr Dee (2012), Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2013), Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (2016), Merrie Land (2018), Africa Express Presents: Egoli (2019), as well as his Mercury Award-nominated debut solo album Everyday Robots (2014).

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

METALLICA 

THE BLACK ALBUM REMASTERED

THE METALLICA BLACKLIST ALBUM FEATURING 53 ARTISTS

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The Black Album Your Way September 10th.

Three New Instant Gratification Tracks Now Available With The Metallica BlacklistAlbum Pre-Orders: “Sad But True” Covers By St. VincentSam FenderJason Isbell and the 400 Unit

New Instant Gratification Track Now Available With The Black Album Pre-Orders: “Sad But True (Take 36 – February 5th, 1991)”.

100% Of The Metallica Blacklist Sales To Benefit 52 Charities


FOO FIGHTERS 
“MAKING A FIRE” (Mark Ronson Re-Version)  
OUT NOW

The incendiary opening track of FOO FIGHTERS’ critical and commercial smash album MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT— also the first song in the encore of the band’s triumphant Madison Square Garden show — blazes in a whole new way with “MAKING A FIRE,” the Mark Ronson Re-Version.
 
Produced by Mark Ronson, the re-version features members of Antibalas, the Budos Band, the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, La Buya, Menahan Street Band),  the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Tuatara — all providing a combustible new backdrop to Dave Grohl’s unmistakable vocal, as well as the irresistible refrain by a back-up vocal quartet featuring Violet Grohl.
 
Check out “MAKING A FIRE” (Mark Ronson Re-Version) HERE


DAMON ALBARN 

Second Solo Album Out November 12th
On Transgressive Records

THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, 
MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS 

LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, will be released by new label home Transgressive Records on November 12th, 2021. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory

Albarn says, “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers yet more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn’s most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all its extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  2. The Cormorant
  3. Royal Morning Blue
  4. Combustion
  5. Daft Wader
  6. Darkness To Light
  7. Esja
  8. The Tower Of Montevideo
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea
  10. Polaris
  11. Particles

Alongside a digital release, there will be limited edition vinyl formats, plus CD and cassette. There will also be a deluxe version of the album, taking the form of a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white  vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions.

Albarn debuted a set of songs from the album as part of the Live At Worthy Farm event last month, highlights of which can be seen on BBC iPlayer from June 24th, ahead of a BBC Two documentary ‘Live At Worthy Farm: Backstage’ at 9pm on Sunday June 27th. And this summer, accompanied by a band and string section, Albarn will perform two festival shows to play tracks from across his songbook, including the new album, on 13th July at Manchester International Festival and Edinburgh International Festival on 24th August. 

2022 Tour Dates (rescheduled from 2021):

21 & 22 February – London (Barbican) 
23 & 24 February – Dublin (National Concert Hall)
26 February – Luxembourg (Philharmonie)
28 February – Brussels (Bozar)
1 March – Brussels (Bozar)
2 March – Eindhoven (Muziekgebouw)
4 & 5 March – Paris (Philharmonie)
6 March – Lyon (Auditorium)
7 March – Hamburg (ElbPhilharmonie)
9 March – Copenhagen (KB Hallen)
11 March – Reykjavik (Harpa)

For tickets and information, visit: https://www.raindogprod.com/artiste/the-nearer-the-fountain-more-pure-the-stream-flows/

Preorder the album HERE

Further Information:

Download high res press image HERE

Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK’s most influential and consistently interesting musicians.

A founder member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, he is the recipient of six Brits, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Grammy Award. Outside of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn has a number of other releases, including Mali Music (2002), The Good The Bad and The Queen (2006), Monkey: Journey to the West (2007), Kinshasa One Two (2011), Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012), Dr Dee (2012), Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2013), Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (2016), Merrie Land (2018), Africa Express Presents: Egoli (2019), as well as his Mercury Award-nominated debut solo album Everyday Robots (2014).


FOO FIGHTERS

      BRING ROCK & ROLL HOME TO L.A.

      JULY 17 AT THE FORUM

      Tickets On Sale To The Public June 25 at 10am PT

“Foo Fighters’ sold-out, full-capacity Madison Square Garden show welcomed back more than just live music in New York. Over three loud, sweaty, emotional, and supremely fun hours, the band ushered back in the exhilarating familiarity of our pasts, giving an experience many music fans feared wouldn’t come back for a much longer time.”—ROLLING STONE

History repeats as Foo Fighters bring rock & roll back to live once again, this time on their Los Angeles home turf, at The Fabulous Forum —  where its members are just as likely to show up in the crowd as on the stage.

On July 17, the band will play the first full capacity concert at the iconic Forum in more than a year.

Tickets will be on sale to the public as of June 25 at 10am PT.

For more information, go to  http://foofighters.co/Forum


METALLICA 

THE BLACK ALBUM REMASTERED

THE METALLICA BLACKLIST ALBUM FEATURING 53 ARTISTS

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The Black Album Your Way September 10th

The Metallica Blacklist Album Pre-Orders Receive Instant Gratification Tracks “Nothing Else Matters” by Miley Cyrus (feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo, Chad Smith) and “Enter Sandman” by Juanes

The Black Album Pre-Orders Receive Instant Gratification Tracks “Enter Sandman (Remastered)”, “Enter Sandman (Live at Tushino Airfield)” and “Enter Sandman (July 12th, 1990 Demo)”

100% Of The Metallica Blacklist Sales To Benefit 52 Charities

Watch the Trailer HERE

Metallica marks the 30th anniversary of its self-titled fifth album — a/k/a The Black Album — with two landmark releases, both out September 10th on the band’s own Blackened Recordings:

The Black Album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time. Its 1991 release not only gave Metallica its first #1 album in no fewer than 10 countries, including a 4-week run at #1 in the U.S., its unrelenting series of singles — “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam”, and “Sad But True” — fueled the band’s rise to stadium headlining, radio and MTV dominating household name status. The album’s reception from the press was similarly charged, building over the years from the top 10 of the 1991 Village Voice Pazz & Jop national critics poll to becoming a constant presence in the likes of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The album’s impact and relevance continue to grow—as proven by one indisputable fact: The Black Album remains unchallenged as the best-selling album in the history of Nielsen Soundscan, outselling every release in every genre over the past 30 years.

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the GRAMMY-winning, 16x platinum-certified Black Album is receiving its definitive re-release.  Remastered for ultimate sound quality, The Black Album remaster will be available in multiple configurations including 180 gram Double Vinyl LP, Standard CD and 3 CD Expanded Edition, digital, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set (containing the album remastered on 180G 2LP, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs (containing rough mixes, demos, interviews, live shows), 6 DVDs (containing outtakes, behind the scenes, official videos, live shows), a 120-page hardcover book, four tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a Metallica lanyard, a folder with lyric sheets, and a download card).

Much more than a mere tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist celebrates the enduring influence of this musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the Metallica team: An unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut.

The Metallica Blacklist offers up new dimensions of the record whose gravitational pull first drew the mainstream to Metallica—and provides new insights into the universal and timeless appeal that kept it there: the boundary-smashing influence these 12 songs have had on fans and musicians of all stripes. The Metallica Blacklist’s 53 tracks find singer songwriters, country artists, electronic and hip hop artists sharing their love of these songs alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music and many, many more… and for 50+ good causes: Profits will be divided evenly between charities of the artist’s choice and Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

The Metallica Blacklist is a fitting and limitless homage, one that features bands who’ve shared stages with Metallica alongside artists who are younger than the original album. It’s a truly staggering, at times mystifying assemblage of musicians, dozens of whom have little to nothing in common other than the shared passion for the music that’s united them for this album: 1 Album. 12 Songs. 53 Artists. Unlimited Possibilities.

The Metallica Blacklist will be available in formats including digital, 4 CD and a limited edition 7 LP vinyl pressing. Pre-orders will instantly receive multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter, philanthropist and trailblazer Miley Cyrus’ version of “Nothing Else Matters” featuring WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith, and Colombian-born rock/pop superstar, and winner of 20+ Grammy & Latin Music Grammy Awards  Juanes’ interpretation of “Enter Sandman.”

*All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be split evenly between the All Within My Hands Foundation and 50+ charities chosen by the artists who play on the album. All Within My Hands was founded by the band in 2017 as a way for the entire Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.


The DEE GEES
 
Present  
HAIL SATIN
 
Record Store Day Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl LP 
 
In Stores July 17

Photo Credit: Magdalena Wosinska

It’s Record Store Day Night Fever as the Brothers Foo Gibb it to you good with HAIL SATIN, the high Travoltage debut album of Foo Fighters’ disco alter ego the DEE GEES.

Out July 17 as a limited edition vinyl album packaged era-appropriately in a dazzling rainbow mylar sleeve, HAIL SATIN is the bipolar party record of the summer. Side A features Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, Smear, Shiflett and Jaffee lighting up the floor at Foo Fighters’ 606 studios with faithful renditions of five stone cold Brothers Gibb classics — Bee Gees bangers “You Should Be Dancing,” Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than A Woman” + Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing” — while side B literally rocks the party with live at 606 renditions of roughly half of Foo Fighters pandemic panacea album MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT.

The full track listing for HAIL SATIN is:

Side A — The DEE GEES:
You Should Be Dancing
Night Fever
Tragedy
Shadow Dancing
More Than a Woman

Side B — LIVE at 606:
Making A Fire
Shame Shame
Waiting on a War
No Son of Mine
Cloudspotter

The DEE GEES: HAIL SATIN was recorded entirely at 606. For optimal results, listen with exposed chest hair and little gold spoon necklace (If you know, you know…).

For more information on participating stores go to: https://recordstoreday.com/


NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS:

Talk CARNAGE
FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2021, 7pm BST

New Album Available on Vinyl & CD Friday

CARNAGE – Vinyl & CD Out Friday 18 June – Pre-order here

Out now on all digital platforms

Listen to the album here

CARNAGE the new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis is out on vinyl & CD on Friday, 18 June.

To mark the global release of CARNAGE, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis have recorded a very special conversation together, in which they answer questions from fans about their new album.

The pre-recorded audio conversation will be streamed via YouTube Premiere at 7pm BST on Friday, and will be available online following the streaming event www.nickcave.com/talkcarnage

CARNAGE is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.

Cave describes the album as, “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”

“Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity,” says Ellis, “the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”

Cave & Ellis’ sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency.

Carnage is a record for these uncertain times – one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope. Their creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when Ellis played violin on several songs for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Let Love In, before going on to join the band as a full time member. The two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous, film, TV and theatre soundtracks together.

“Carnage will be our greatest lockdown album” The Telegraph ★★★★★

“Master craftsmen at the peak of their powers” NME ★★★★★

“This is simply a gift” Evening Standard ★★★★★

“The firebrand returns” The Observer ★★★★★


ST. VINCENT
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL HEADLINE SHOW CONFIRMED
October 12th — One Night Only

Tickets On Sale at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3C005ABAACDE0C22 Thursday June 17th at 12 pm ET

Photo Credit: Zackery Michael

Daddy’s coming home to New York City this fall when St. Vincent makes her biggest NYC headlining appearance to date October 12th at Radio City Music Hall.

Tickets for this one night only event will be on sale to the public Thursday, June 17th at 12pm ET at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3C005ABAACDE0C22.

The Radio City event is the latest addition to St. Vincent’s extensive American tour. In addition to already announced, highly anticipated appearances at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, the SLC Twilight Series and Austin City Limits, St. Vincent will visit more than 20 cities. See below for a full itinerary.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON will be re-airing St. Vincent and the Down and Out Downtown Band’s recent appearance Friday, June 18th—if you missed it the first time or can’t wait to see it again, go HERE.

Produced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, Daddy’s Home was released May 14th by Loma Vista Recordings.

For further information, refer to the tour dates below, or visit ilovestvincent.com

September 3 – Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
September 4 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
September 7 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
September 8 – Stage AE Indoor – Pittsburgh, PA
September 10 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
September 11 – Pitchfork Festival – Chicago, IL
September 14 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
September 16 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
September 18 – SLC Twilight Series at Gallivan Center – Salt Lake City, UT
September 19 – Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV
September 22 – Vina Robles – Paso Robles, CA (direct support: Spoon)
September 23 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA (direct support: Spoon)
September 24 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA (support: Spoon and Mereba)
October 3 – ACL – Austin, TX
October 5 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK
October 7 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
October 8 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
October 9 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
October 11 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
October 12 — Radio City Music Hall — New York, NY
October 14 – Boch Center – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
October 15 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
October 18 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
October 20 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI


BECK
HYPERSPACE (2020)

RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE PRESSING

Limited Edition of 1500 Out June 12

“Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)” Available June 11

Beck opens the door to yet another dimension of his GRAMMY Award-winning Hyperspace, with a Record Store Day exclusive pressing of Hyperspace (2020) out June 12. Limited to 1500 copies and featuring new cover art and holographic etchings, this one-time-only pressing of Hyperspace (2020) also includes the original elements of last year’s Hyperspace A.I. Exploration version of the record: a 24-page booklet with A.I. images and NASA data for each track, bonus tracks “Dark Places (Soundscape)” and Beck’s solo acoustic version of Chris Bell’s “I Am The Cosmos (42420),” and 2020 mixes of “Star”, “Hyperspace”, “See Through” and “Die Waiting”.

Additionally, another new take on a Hyperspace track will be released one day earlier, in the form of “Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)”, available digitally June 11. “Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)” turns the tables of Beck, giving him the reinterpretation treatment he’s recently applied to Remi Wolf’s “Sauce” and of course his version of “Find My Way” on Paul McCartney’s III Imagined album.

Originally released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, Hyperspace was met with universal acclaim, including a 4-star Rolling Stone review likening Beck’s voice to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit,” People magazine hailing the album as Beck’s “best in a decade,” and the Associated Press noting “There is not a boring moment on the entire album.” More recently, Hyperspace won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.


FOO FIGHTERS REOPEN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON JUNE 20

FIRST CONCERT AT MSG SINCE MARCH 2020

Tickets On Sale June 11 for First Full-Capacity MSG Show of 2021

It’s the long awaited return of the full-capacity arena rock show, as Foo Fighters and Madison Square Garden welcome fans back to the iconic venue on June 20, 2021 for the first 100% capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020. This historic moment will mark Foo Fighters ushering in the post-Covid arena rock era with Madison Square Garden’s first concert in more than 460 days. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 11 at 10:00AM local time.

“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” said Dave Grohl. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”

Foo Fighters first headlined a sold-out Garden in February 2008 on their “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” Tour, returning to rock the venue for another sell-out show in November 2011 on the “Wasting Light” Tour. Most recently, the band sold-out two nights at The World’s Most Famous Arena in July 2018, on their “Concrete and Gold” Tour. The announcement of the June 20 MSG show follows the news of Foo Fighters’ first six U.S. dates of their upcoming “25th 26th Anniversary” Tour.

Tickets for Foo Fighters’ historic return of rock to the Garden will be available for purchase by the general public beginning June 11 at 10:00AM via http://foofighters.co/MSG and Ticketmaster Charge  by Phone (1-866-858-0008). For more information about this show go HERE.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 8 at 11am ET until Thursday, June 10th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details go HERE.


JOMORO
DUO OF JOEY WARONKER & MAURO REFOSCO
RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM BLUE MARBLE SKY VIA SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
LISTEN HERE  
 
ALBUM INCLUDES NEW SINGLE “NEST” FEATURING SHARON VAN ETTEN
LISTEN HERE

ALBUM ARTWORK (FOR MEDIA USE): DOWNLOAD

Following singles “Delicate Butterfly (feat. Lucius),” “Until We Equal (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes),” and “Saudades de lá (feat. Karina Buhr),” JOMORO today release their debut album Blue Marble Sky, including the new single “Nest” featuring Sharon Van Etten – LISTEN HERE.

“The instrumental music Mauro and I created for ‘Nest’ gives me the same feeling I remember when listening to certain goth bands as a kid – simultaneously dark and sweet, ethereal and other worldly,” says JOMORO’s Joey Waronker about the Sharon Van Etten-featuring track. “I immediately imagined Sharon distilling and focusing that feeling, turning it into a more powerful statement. And that is exactly what happened. The first idea she sent is the song you hear. We didn’t even change the sound of the vocals. It was perfect for what we had imagined, and I’m so happy and grateful to her for this contribution.” 

Meeting at the convergence of electronic and organic percussions, JOMORO is the moniker for the duo of…

JOEY WARONKER – Veteran drummer of session and live renown with the likes of Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Roger Waters, Air and R.E.M., and full-fledged member of Ultraista and Atoms for Peace, the latter of which also featured bandmate…MAURO REFOSCO – International percussionist hailing from Brazil to Broadway—specifically David Byrne’s American Utopia—with additional credits ranging from Vampire Weekend and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Dirty Projectors, Bebel Gilberto and Caetano Veloso, among others.

Whereas the two have recorded together before—notably alongside Thom Yorke, Flea and Nigel Godrich on Atoms For Peace’s #2 charting album AMOK—with JOMORO, Joey and Mauro build their own world on the 12 tracks encompassing Blue Marble Sky.  The expanse of the duo’s musical realm is mapped throughout the sonic geography of the debut album: a travelogue that transports the listener to aural environs ranging from the tranquil Brazilian rainforest to bustling city streets, with occasional breezy pop detours along the way.  Blue Marble Sky was written, played and produced by Joey and Mauro, who made the most of their pandemic downtime trading files bi-coastally, and enlisting collaborators such as bassist Gabe Noel (Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington), trumpeter Michael Leonheart (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars) and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Mooney (Other Lives).

JOMORO was initially introduced in March with album opener “Mirror,” an instrumental track that has continued to find fans at radio with adds at KCRW, WXPN, KEXP and more.  Divided into vocal tracks, instrumental tracks and Brazilian tracks, among the album’s numerous highlights are “Delicate Butterfly,” which features “shimmering vocals” (Rolling Stone) from Lucius, “Saudades de lá,” one of two tracks on the album featuring vocals from Brazilian singer-songwriter Karina Buhr, “Until We Equal,” a baile-funk track with pulsating synths and politically-charged vocals from Brandon Markell Holmes, as well as today’s beautifully downtempo track Nest,” with vocals from Sharon Van Etten

Ultimately, the myriad of styles and soundscapes represented on JOMORO’s Blue Marble Sky come together in one fluid and fascinating motion, culminating in a multi-tiered collection of music that showcases the breadth of Joey and Mauro’s backgrounds while drawing upon the talents of former collaborators and friends. 

Blue Marble Sky is out now via Sony Music Masterworks – LISTEN HERE.

JOMORO – BLUE MARBLE SKY
TRACKLISTING –

  1. Mirror    
  2. No Air     
  3. Nest – featuring Sharon Van Etten    
  4. Saudades de lá – featuring Karina Buhr   
  5. Water Lilies    
  6. Acordar e Perfumar – featuring Karina Buhr       
  7. Until We Equal – featuring Brandon Markell Holmes   
  8. Ant Farm    
  9. Sargasso Sea    
  10. Delicate Butterfly – featuring Lucius    
  11. Marching Camels    
  12. Broken Nest
CONNECT WITH JOMORO: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER
JOMORO APPROVED IMAGES: DOWNLOAD

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.


FOO FIGHTERS

FIRST U.S. DATES OF 25th 26th ANNIVERSARY TOUR ANNOUNCED

Tickets On Sale To The Public June 4th @ 10AM Local Time

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Having confirmed their appearances atop the 2021 lineups of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Bottlerock, Foo Fighters are answering the burning question of “Are they doing any of their own shows?” with a resounding FUCK YES:

Tickets will go on sale June 4th at 10AM local time for the first confirmed U.S. headline dates of Foo Fighters’ 25th 26th Anniversary Tour, which will take place as follows:

        • July 28 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
        • July 30 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
        • August 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
        • August 5 – Azura Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
        • August 7 – The Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK
        • August 9 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM

* Radkey supports on all dates

The six newly announced dates are the first Foo Fighters headlining shows to be confirmed since the February release of Medicine at Midnight (Roswell/RCA). This means the FF faithful in six more cities will finally have the chance to sing along to “Shame Shame,” “No Son of Mine,” “Waiting on a War,” and more from the album that’s been hailed as “brighter and more optimistic than anything they’ve ever done” (ROLLING STONE)” and “one of Foo Fighters’ best albums of this century” (WALL STREET JOURNAL). 

FF fans are advised to keep a watchful eye on foofighters.com and the band’s socials for a crapload more shows to be announced. 

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 1 at 12pm ET until Thursday, June 3 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com


Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Talk CARNAGE

FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2021, 7pm BST

CARNAGE – Out now on all digital platforms

Listen to the album here

Vinyl & CD Out 18 June – Pre-order here

To mark the global CD & vinyl release of CARNAGE, join Nick Cave & Warren Ellis as they answer questions from fans about their new album, in a very special streamed conversation.

The audio conversation will be broadcast via YouTube Premiere at 7pm BST and will be available online following the streaming event.

To submit a question use #talkcarnage on social media, or comment on the official Nick Cave Instagram or Facebook posts – by midnight BST, 5 June.
www.nickcave.com/talkcarnage
CARNAGE is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.

Cave describes the album as, “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”

“Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity,” says Ellis, “the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”

Cave & Ellis’ sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency. Carnage is a record for these uncertain times – one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope.

Cave and Ellis’ creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when Ellis played violin on several songs for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Let Love In, before going on to join the band as a full time member. The two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous, film, TV and theatre soundtracks together.

“Carnage will be our greatest lockdown album” The Telegraph ★★★★★

“Master craftsmen at the peak of their powers” NME ★★★★★

“This is simply a gift” Evening Standard ★★★★★

“The firebrand returns” The Observer ★★★★★


ST. VINCENT

DADDY’S HOME U.S. TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

Tickets For Headline Dates On Sale at ilovestvincent.com Thursday, June 3 at 10am local (except Hollywood Bowl – June 1 at 10am PT)

Photo Credit: Zackery Michael

The most talked-about album of 2021 will be brought to life across the U.S. this fall as St. Vincent takes Daddy’s Home on the road for an extensive American tour. In addition to already announced, highly anticipated appearances at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, the SLC Twilight Series and Austin City Limits, St. Vincent will visit more than 20 cities. See below for a full itinerary.

In addition to the live debut of songs from Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent’s upcoming tour will be her first outing with the Down and Out Downtown Band, featuring musicians who supported her recent return to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to triumphant results:

“St. Vincent brought some old school art-rock theatrical glamor… I got some Bowie, some Talking Heads, maybe a touch of Gaga and (dare I say) Madonna—a potently bracing combination.” —AV CLUB

“…dazzling…The shapeshifting singer-songwriter, born Annie Clark, oozed of 1970s glamour during her memorable performances” —BILLBOARD

“… this performance, with its retro ’70s rock aesthetic, truly rules… this is top notch.” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

St. Vincent and the Down and Out Downtown Band also rocked THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON last night, which can be seen HERE.

Produced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, Daddy’s Home was released May 14 by Loma Vista Recordings.

In other hot off the presses news, St. Vincent and Spotify have teamed up to launch The St. Vincent Gazette, a bespoke newspaper including lyrics, comics, a crossword, and a letter from the editor herself, that can be read HERE. The partnership also includes an exclusive Enhanced Album version of Daddy’s Home, filled with behind-the-scenes extras providing an in-depth glimpse into the Daddy’s Home world. St. Vincent Presents Daddy’s Home, the Enhanced Album can be streamed HERE.

For further information, refer to the tour dates below, or visit ilovestvincent.com

September 3 – Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME 
September 4 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT 
September 7 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH 
September 8 – Stage AE Indoor – Pittsburgh, PA 
September 10 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN 
September 11 – Pitchfork Festival – Chicago, IL 
September 14 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN 
September 16 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO 
September 18 – SLC Twilight Series at Gallivan Center – Salt Lake City, UT 
September 19 – Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV 
September 22 – Vina Robles – Paso Robles, CA (direct support: Spoon) 
September 23 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA (direct support: Spoon) 
September 24 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA (support: Spoon and Mereba) 
October 3 – ACL – Austin, TX 
October 5 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK 
October 7 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO 
October 8 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO 
October 9 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN 
October 11 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA 
October 14 – Boch Center – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA 
October 15 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT 
October 18 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH 
October 20 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI


METALLICA SCHOLARS INITIATIVE EXPANDS INTO EIGHT NEW SCHOOLS

ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION & AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO DISTRIBUTE $1.6 MILLION TO 23 SCHOOLS

“It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive. I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant. Hearing their story of doubt to direction. From those who are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment. It gave us confidence that we are doing the right thing and inspired us to do even more.  We are very proud and excited to work with additional schools encouraging even more Metallica Scholars to pursue a profession in the skilled trades.” – James Hetfield, Metallica co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist

In a year fraught with uncertainty, the Metallica Scholars Initiative outpaced expectations, prompting a unanimous decision by the Board of Directors to expand the nationwide program from 15 community colleges to 23 in 2021. The Foundation plans to donate $1.6 Million in funding with the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported the band over the last four decades.

The Metallica Scholars Initiative was created in 2019 through a partnership between the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization representing the country’s nearly 1,200 community colleges. Starting with 10 colleges located in communities that supported Metallica on tour, schools were selected via a competitive application process, each receiving $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the American workforce.

The Metallica Scholars Initiative has found success by connecting students to skill-building opportunities in their local communities, bridging the talent needs of the American workforce through the community college system. Kicking off the third year of the program, AWMH will be joined once again by Rockford, Michigan-based Wolverine Boots and Apparel, along with other notable partners to be announced, supplementing All Within My Hands’ cumulative $1.6 million contribution. Wolverine VP of Marketing Andrew Shripka commented, “Wolverine is dedicated to supporting the people who have the grit and work ethic it takes to pursue a career in the trades, and we are excited to join forces again with All Within My Hands to support the next class of Metallica Scholars.”

Final reports from all 15 schools in 2020 proved that, even with the obvious complications presented by a pandemic, each school selected for the Metallica Scholars grant successfully modified programming to provide students with industry-relevant applied learning programs based on local demands. Funding served over 1,000 students at community colleges across the US in career and technical training programs last year, and outcomes exceeded expectations.

From Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte: “97.6% of the Metallica Scholars scheduled to graduate in the spring or summer 2020 semesters were successful. Students across ten different academic health programs were supported by Metallica Scholars funds. Certification exam pass rates and employment rates of those who were eligible exceeded 90%.”

While high rates of achievement are certainly proof that the Metallica Scholars Initiative is accomplishing its goals, the Foundation finds inspiration from personal anecdotes shared by the students themselves. Emma-Lynn Ponds, a welding scholar from Valencia College, articulates how her training goes beyond establishing a career path when she says, “The whole reason I’m doing this is because I wanna be the first in my family to break the cycle of poverty.”

Jennifer Worth, Senior Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at the American Association of Community Colleges, works closely with AWMH to connect students with employment opportunities. She speaks to the relationships between Metallica/AWMH and AACC as well as that between the scholars and the growing workforce in communities across the country saying, “AACC is honored to manage the All Within My Hands’ Metallica Scholars Initiative. As we engage more communities, we have the opportunity to connect with more industry partners, each of which affirms that high-quality, skilled trade jobs are available, and community colleges are the premier places to train and amass talent. We will not stop doing this work until that recognition is as awesomely global as the band’s trust in us, our colleges, and the students with whom we work.”

This announcement comes on the heels of a special Metallica Mondays concert, streamed on YouTube as a part of the Foundation’s Month of Giving supporting Direct Relief and Feeding America. The fundraising efforts throughout May have included specially designed merchandise, a fan fundraising contest, and an autographed guitar auction. Conceived within the restrictions of COVID-19 and designed to adhere to the Foundation’s mission dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and critical local services, this was All Within My Hands’ second Month of Giving.


RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA
 
FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICA STADIUM TOUR
 
RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 21 THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2022
 
SECOND LOS ANGELES AND THIRD MEXICO CITY DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
 
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 28 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME AT RAMMSTEIN.COM

Jens Koch

“If we define fun as the unknowing acceleration of time, then Rammstein’s particular brand of self-obliteration, in which time collapses entirely, is a guaranteed good time” —THE NEW YORKER
 
“The commitment to excessive pyromania was epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most arena rock. More important was that the six-piece band… wasn’t dependent on those fireworks but could have easily punished and soothed the senses to nearly the same effect with music alone.” —THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
 
“One of heavy music’s biggest and most dynamic live acts” —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
 
The North American debut of the most extreme spectacle in live music will finally take place in fall 2022, when RAMMSTEIN brings its full-scale stadium production to this continent for the first time ever. Rock n roll’s most ambitious pyro-theatrical experience will be on display for a series of 12 open-air dates beginning August 21, 2022 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and setting seven U.S. stadiums ablaze before concluding at Foro Sol in Mexico City on October 4, 2022. The tour is produced by AEG Presents.
 
Due to overwhelming popular demand, the tour has added a second date at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and a third show at Foro Sol in Mexico City on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
 
    ***Tickets for the new shows will go on sale to the public 10am local time Friday, May 28. Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates.  To purchase tickets or for further information, go to rammstein.com.
 
The full itinerary for the tour, RAMMSTEIN’s most extensive series of N.A. shows in 10 years, is as follows:
 
Sunday, August 21, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Saturday, August 27, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Friday, September 23, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum***
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol***
 
RAMMSTEIN’s six-man lineup CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER, FLAKE LORENZ, OLIVER RIEDEL, PAUL LANDERS, RICHARD Z. KRUSPE, and TILL LINDEMANN, has remained unchanged since the band’s 1994 formation and 1995 release of its debut album, HERZELEID.  RAMMSTEIN’s second album, SEHNSUCHT, released in 1997, propelled the band to international fame and featured the GRAMMY-nominated single “DU HAST.” MUTTER, the third RAMMSTEIN album, was released in 2001 and was supported by what would be the band’s final U.S. tour for nearly a decade. REISE, REISE, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2004, preceded by the GRAMMY-nominated single “MEIN TEIL” and followed by fifth album ROSENROT in 2005. LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA, the sixth RAMMSTEIN studio album, was released in 2009 and reached #13 on the Billboard 200, making it RAMMSTEIN’s highest-charting album in the U.S. up to that point. LIFAD would be the first RAMMSTEIN album since 2001’s MUTTER to be supported by North American touring: On December 11, 2010, RAMMSTEIN played its first U.S. date in 10 years, a one-off headline at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The MSG show sold out in less than 20 minutes and was followed by extensive North American Tours in 2011 and 2012, which would sell out venues including the Forum in Los Angeles, Chicago’s Allstate Arena, the Bell Centre in Montreal and more. RAMMSTEIN made its debut on U.S. network television during the 2011 tour, performing “DU HAST” and “FEUER FREI!” on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
 
RAMMSTEIN broke into the U.S. Top 10 for the first time with the May 17, 2019 release of its seventh and most recent album, which entered at #9 on the Billboard 200. Produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN, the untitled record is comprised of 11 new RAMMSTEIN tracks including singles “AUSLANDER,” “RADIO” and “DEUTSCHLAND.” The release of the album was followed by the sold-out Europe Stadium Tour 2019, which ran May 17 through August 23, 2019.