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NASTY LITTLE MAN: BEST OF 2019

NASTY LITTLE MAN: BEST OF 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we here at nasty little man proudly present (and refresh your memory with) the best of 2019:

New Albums
BECK: Hyperspace (Capitol Records)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Ghosteen (Ghosteen Ltd.)
DESERT SESSIONS: Vols. 11 & 12 – Arrivederci Despair / Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels (Matador)
TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS: Get the Money (Shanabelle/RCA Records)
JENNY LEWIS: On The Line (Warner Records)
LINDEMANN: F&M (Caroline Records)
IGGY POP: Free (Loma Vista Recordings)
RAMMSTEIN: Untitled (Caroline Records)
VAMPIRE WEEKEND: Father of the Bride (Columbia Records)
THOM YORKE: Anima (XL Recordings)

Films (features, shorts, videos)
METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M²
RAMMSTEIN & SPECTER BERLIN: “Deutschland”
THOM YORKE & PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON: Anima

Miscellaneous
BROKEN BELLS: “Good Luck” (30th Century Records)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: Electric Lady Sessions (Columbia Records/DFA)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition Box Set (Capitol Records)
THOM YORKE: “Not The News” EP (XL Recordings)

BECK: “EVERLASTING NOTHING” NEW ALBUM TRACK OUT NOW

BECK

“EVERLASTING NOTHING” NEW ALBUM TRACK OUT NOW

HYPERSPACE OUT NOVEMBER 22nd ON CAPITOL RECORDS

“EVERLASTING NOTHING,” “DARK PLACES,” “HYPERLIFE,” “UNEVENTFUL DAYS,” & “SAW LIGHTNING” INCLUDED WITH ALL PRE-ORDERS

Appearing Live December 6th at Intersect in Las Vegas.

The penultimate point on the timeline to Hyperspace has been charted: “Everlasting Nothing,” the latest album track from seven time GRAMMY-winner Beck’s upcoming new album is now available across digital platforms and with all pre-orders.

“Everlasting Nothing” is the show stopping finale of Hyperspace, a stunning, sublime ballad written and produced by Beck and Pharrell Williams, the two of whom play every instrument on the track—Beck on vocals, guitar and piano and Pharrell on drums and keyboards. The sun-drenched vocal harmonies that complete the song are supplied by Alex Lily, Roger Manning, and a nine-person choir.

“Everlasting Nothing” can be reached HERE.

Hyperspace will be released November 22nd on Capitol Records. The new record will be Beck’s 14th studio album and first since 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Hyperspace’s release will be followed by Beck’s December 6th headline appearance at the Intersect festival in Las Vegas.

BECK: PAISLEY PARK SESSIONS EP OUT NOW ONLY ON AMAZON MUSIC

BECK 
PAISLEY PARK SESSIONS
Audio EP OUT NOW Only On Amazon Music

Exclusive Beck Interview Here

Videos To Be Released November 18

Earlier this year, Beck accepted the honor of an invitation to record at Paisley Park, Prince’s legendary production complex and creative sanctuary in Minnesota. The resulting Paisley Park Sessions EP captures a near-impromptu jam by Beck and his band, who performed two of Beck’s own songs in addition to a medley of Prince’s iconic hits.

Beck is the first major music artist to record in Prince’s revered Studio A since his passing in 2016 – it was his primary workspace for over three decades wherein he wrote and recorded countless hits.

Paisley Park Sessions, now available on Amazon Music as an Amazon Original audio release, showcases Beck and his band channeling the studio’s inspired energy into a Prince medley of “Raspberry Beret,” “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss,” and “1999.” Rounding out the EP are unique, streamlined arrangements of two classic Beck originals, “Where It’s At” and “Up All Night,” respectively from the GRAMMY-winning albums Odelay and Colors. The sessions are available to stream on all tiers of Amazon Music, including in the highest quality audio with Amazon Music HD.

Also available today is an exclusive video interview with Beck captured at Paisley Park about this not-so-mellow gold experience, viewable only at Beck’s YouTube/Vevo channel. Three performance clips from the Paisley Park Sessions will follow on November 18th. 

Beck’s forthcoming 14th studio album, Hyperspace, will be released November 22nd on Capitol Records.Amazon Music listeners can hear Beck’s Paisley Park Sessions by simply asking, “Alexa, Play Beck at Paisley Park” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

ABOUT PAISLEY PARKPaisley Park, Prince’s private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, MN offers fans of the late music icon the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex that was the center of Prince’s creative universe for over three decades. Stewarded by The Prince Estate, guided tours take visitors throughout the extensive main floor, including studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits. The tour also features hundreds of artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments and concert memorabilia.  To learn more, visit PaisleyPark.com

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: GHOSTEEN VINYL AND CD OUT NOW

NICK CAVE
AND THE BAD SEEDS
New Album

GHOSTEEN 
VINYL AND CD OUT NOW

European and UK Tour On Sale Now 

Buy the album on CD and vinyl here

Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, is out now on double vinyl, double CD and across all digital platforms. Order now here.

Ghosteen premiered globally in full on YouTube on October 3rd 2019, accompanied by a video revealing words and lyrics in a beautiful, ethereal cloudscape that shifted in color and made subtle references to each song, watch here.

Listening sessions took place simultaneously in independent record shops across the world, with fans gathering to experience the music together.

The news of the album was first revealed by Nick Cave on The Red Hand Files in direct response to a question from a fan.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have also announced a 33 date European and UK Tour for 2020, starting in Lisbon on April 23rd, the tour will visit 19 countries, including 7 dates in the UK.

Track Listing:
Part One

1 Spinning Song             4:44 
2 Bright Horses              4:53 
3 Waiting for You           3:55 
4 Night Raid                    5:08
5 Sun Forest                     6:48
6 Galleon Ship                4:15
7 Ghosteen Speaks        4:03
8 Leviathan                     4:48

Part Two

1 Ghosteen             12:11
2 Fireflies                 3:23
3 Hollywood         14:13

‘The songs on the first album are the children.
The songs on the second album are their parents.
Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.’

Nick Cave

The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles. Cover painting by Tom duBois.

Nick Cave – vocals, piano, synthesizer, backing vocal
Warren Ellis – synthesizer, loops, flute, violin, piano, backing vocals
Thomas Wydler – drums
Martyn Casey – bass
Jim Sclavunos – vibraphone, percussion
George Vjestica – guitar

Ghosteen is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree, and is released via Ghosteen Ltd.

“(4.5 stars) One of the most moving albums of his career… Ghosteen is a masterpiece of melancholy”—ROLLING STONE

“Some music sets out to conjure eternities. Extended drones, chantlike repeating phrases, tolling chords, spacious reverberation: Those are meditative sounds, defying fracture or interruption, tuning out the momentary and the trivial, invoking concentration, absorption, ritual and rapture. It’s the kind of music Nick Cave has chosen for Ghosteen, his 17th studio album leading the Bad Seeds.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Best New Music (8.8) One of his most powerful albums yet, an endlessly giving and complex meditation on mortality and our collective grief… you don’t need to be an expert in Cave’s wider cosmology to be swept inside of Ghosteen, to be devastated by its despair and lifted higher by its humanity. You only need the ability to suffer and the desire to survive.” —PITCHFORK

“This is the sound not of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds pushing against the heavens or crash-landing in the attempt, but floating in the stratosphere themselves… Ghosteen is another major achievement in one of the most remarkable late-career stretches anyone’s ever had… the best version of him as an artist. As a writer, he is concluding this decade at the height of his powers.” —STEREOGUM

“What Cave sends us from this new place is remarkable. Ghosteen is both his most solitary recording since 2001’s No More Shall We Part and impossible to imagine without the contributions of The Bad Seeds. Long one of rock’s most versatile and visceral bands, here they’re tasked with wrapping swirls of atmospheric sound—braids of synth, vibraphones that echo from a mile away—around Cave’s elegant piano playing. He sounds simultaneously alone at the edge of the world and surrounded by benevolent spirits, a fittingly biblical cloud of witnesses who haven’t seen the power of God so much as they’ve moved through the fallout of their own atomic blasts; theirs is a communion of radiation.” —AV CLUB

“A dream world filled with prancing fire horses, stairways to heaven, and ghastly specters traveling down rain-glossed streets. Each line evokes poetic scenes with a vibrancy to rival the best of literature”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Cave’s radical openness has brought him into conversation and solidarity with this global community of people who have lost and who continue to live. For such people, Ghosteen is a sweeping and remarkable gift.” —PASTE

“Nick Cave’s ‘Ghosteen’ finds beauty and hope after darkness… when Nick sings, ‘Just want to stay in the business of making you happy,’ it’s one of the most purely beautiful lines in a love song released this year.” —BROOKLYN VEGAN

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS: “I REALLY BLEW IT” ALL-STAR VIDEO LIVE NOW

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS   

“I REALLY BLEW IT” ALL-STAR VIDEO LIVE NOW 

DIRECTED BY WILEY HODGDEN & TAYLOR HAWKINS 

GUEST STARRING DAVE GROHL, PERRY FARRELL & MORE 

NEW ALBUM GET THE MONEY OUT NOW ON SHANABELLE/RCA RECORDS

Tonight’s the night: You can finally spend the evening with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ full length new album Get The Money, now available on Shanabelle/RCA Records.

Heralding the album’s arrival with a 1970s late night music video TV show vibe is the epic clip for “I Really Blew It.” Directed by Wiley Hodgen and Taylor himself, “I Really Blew It” spins a classic rock n roll seduction story featuring a flaming Dave Grohl apparition, miniaturized Coattail Riders jamming with Perry and Etty Farrell, members of the Hawkins family, and of course Taylor—flexing his thespian skills here in multiple roles. 

Get The Money’s release was preceded by the glam-tastic “Middle Child,” the “all-out hard rock assault” (ROLLING STONE) of “Crossed The Line,” and the title track  STEREOGUM described as “a proggy classic-rock curio that reminds me of late Zeppelin.”

Get The MoneyHERE. Exclusive Merch bundles are also available HERE. Just let your inhibitions run wild.

BECK: “DARK PLACES” ALBUM TRACK & LYRIC VIDEO OUT NOW

BECK 

“DARK PLACES” ALBUM TRACK & LYRIC VIDEO OUT NOW

HYPERSPACE OUT NOVEMBER 22nd ON CAPITOL RECORDS

“DARK PLACES,” “HYPERLIFE,” “UNEVENTFUL DAYS,” & “SAW LIGHTNING” INCLUDED WITH ALL PRE-ORDERS

Appearing Live December 6th at Intersect in Las Vegas.

New coordinates have been transmitted from Hyperspace in the form of “Dark Places.” The latest album track from the seven-time GRAMMY-winner’s upcoming new album is now available across digital platforms and with all pre-orders.  

The “Dark Places” lyric video can be viewed HERE

“Dark Places” follows closely on the heels of single “Uneventful Days,” hailed by STEREOGUM as “quite possibly the best song Beck has made since Morning Phase” and realized as a video by Dev Hynes that features album intro “Hyperlife” as well as starring turns from Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson and Alia Shawkat.


Hyperspace’s “collection of lush, atmospheric songs” (Rolling Stone) will be released November 22nd on Capitol Records. The new record will be Beck’s 14th studio album and first since 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Hyperspace’s release will be followed by Beck’s December 6th headline appearance at the Intersect festival in Las Vegas.

RAMMSTEIN-SINGER TILL LINDEMANN AND PETER TÄGTGREN RELEASE THIRD SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM

RAMMSTEIN-SINGER TILL LINDEMANN AND PETER TÄGTGREN (PAIN, HYPOCRISY) RELEASE THIRD SINGLE FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM.

“KNEBEL” OUT NOVEMBER 1st

NEW LINDEMANN ALBUM “F & M” OUT NOVEMBER 22nd.

LINDEMANN, the second coming: the German-Swedish power duo Till Lindemann (Rammstein frontman) and Peter Tägtgren (mastermind behind legendary metal bands Pain and Hypocrisy) are set to unleash the second LINDEMANN album on the 22nd of November. In this renewed collaboration, the duo takes some unfamiliar and sometimes unexpected paths.

Their first common effort „Skills In Pills“ reached Gold status in Germany and was entirely in English. On this second opus the rules have changed: German lyrics sung by Till Lindemann’s unmistakable voice are set in an intense and unique musical composition.

The starting point of these new LINDEMANN songs was a collaboration between Till Lindemann and the Hamburg Thalia Theater in the context of a modern adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Hänsel & Gretel”, which addresses topics such as fear, hope, poverty, abundance, cannibalism or death.

Five songs from this critically-acclaimed play have been supplemented with six brand new masterpieces to form the impressive new studio work from LINDEMANN.

The third single “Knebel” will be released on Friday the 1st of November. “Knebel” translates to “gag” in English. The video for “Knebel” was directed by Zoran Bihac and filmed in some very cool locations in Russia and Germany. Due to the explicit content of this mind-blowing video, the uncensored version will broadcast only once on knebel.tv. Miss it and you’ll miss out! The video will drop spontaneously the day after single release with teasers posted beforehand on LINDEMANN social. The censored video will then be uploaded to the LINDEMANN Youtube channel.

This is truly one of the toughest videos the band has ever made. Lindemann and Tägtgren are pushing the limits again.

Ich Weiss Es Nicht (Physical Single) // Release Date: Nov 1st 2019
The physical single will be released as CD and 7-inch on 1st November.

Physical Maxi CD Tracklist:
1. Ich Weiß Es Nicht l 2. Ich Weiß Es Nicht (Ministry remix) l 3. Knebel

Physical 2-Track 7-inch Tracklist:
1. Ich Weiß Es Nicht l 2. Ich Weiß Es Nicht (Ministry remix)
“F & M“ (Album) // Release Date: Nov 22nd 2019

The album “F & M“ contains 11 tracks and will be released on the following formats:
– Standard Edition (6-panel digipack)
– Special Edition (deluxe hardcover book)
– 2LP (180gr black vinyl)
– Digital

Album Tracklist:
1. Steh auf
2. Ich weiß es nicht
3. Allesfresser
4. Blut
5. Knebel
6. Frau & Mann
7. Ach so gern
8. Schlaf ein
9. Gummi
10. Platz Eins
11. Wer weiß das schon

Only included on the special edition, 2LP and digital formats:
12. BONUS TRACK: Mathematik (Original Version)
13. BONUS TRACK: Ach so gern (Pain Version)

THOM YORKE: “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” Video Live Now

THOM YORKE
“Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” 
Made at Art Camp
Directed by Art Camp and Saad Moosajee

Live Now

ANIMA Technologies Opens L.A. Offices
Featuring Sound Experience by Sonos
Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Greek Theatre Shows October 29 and 30

ANIMA Out Now on XL Recordings

Video still from “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” Download HERE

To celebrate the release of Thom Yorke’s new video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)”from his current album ANIMA (released June 27 on XL Recordings), ANIMA Technologies opened its L.A. offices with a three-day immersive first look event.  The 5-minute short film, made at the Brooklyn-based experimental studio Art Camp, is set in a dream world inspired by fragments of Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s imagination and made up of over 3000 hand-illustrated frames. The first clips of the film were shown throughout the ANIMA Technologies’ offices, on desktop monitors as well as a custom-constructed TV wall. Sound experience was provided by Sonos.

The installation, which coincided with Thom, Nigel Godrich & Tarik Barri a/k/a Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ live performances at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre October 29 and 30, has ended as of 5pm PST October 30 with the world premiere of the video HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I03xFqbxUp8

Art Camp commented on their process interpreting the latest track from Thom’s current album ANIMA:

“Our first and last goal was to serve the feelings of the song and the record. Thom shared a list of visions with us, disconnected images from his dreams, and we expanded on it with visions from everyone who joined the video team, over a dozen of us.  At its core, our intention was to communicate the experience of feeling completely on your own, surrounded by people you see yourself in but don’t understand, who have lost their minds to the city and can’t see that you need their help. 

The process for making this animation was extremely iterative and cyclical, and started from every direction at once. We experimented with clay sculpture and one-cent 3D horses, crowd simulations and charcoal dust, linear storytelling and abstract expression. We made the entire video and threw it away, made it again, threw it away, dozens of times. This of course was stressful but also beautiful.

Our goal is to create work that is surprising to ourselves, that we don’t understand how it happened. A lot of that has to do with trusting in the collaborative process– finding a wavelength where everyone feels free to go crazy in their own way, and push for what they most believe in. Our values are constantly being tested and rewritten in pursuit of creating a community where people really do feel loose and free and safe.  When it works the best, you end up with work that speaks in everyone’s voices and one voice.”

For full credits for the “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” video, go HERE

Link to download ANIMA Technologies Office images by Mikayla Gamble HERE

JENNY LEWIS: “RABBIT HOLE” OFFICIAL VIDEO NOW LIVE

JENNY LEWIS: 

“RABBIT HOLE” OFFICIAL VIDEO NOW LIVE

DIRECTED BY ERIC NOTARNICOLA

Following a week that included a spectacular Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon performance that saw Jenny Lewis getting carried away (literally) and a sold-out night of bringing “Brooklyn To Its Feet” (GOTHAMIST) at the Kings Theatre, Jenny has unveiled a brand new clip for “Rabbit Hole,” from On The Line (Warner Records).

Like its predecessor “Red Bull & Hennessy”, “Rabbit Hole” was shot live and directed by Eric Notarnicola (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Nathan For You, Who Is America?), produced by Abso Lutely Productions and taken from the wonderfully surrealistic and hilarious “On The Line Online — The Three Hour Listening Party & Fundraiser” that raised over $10,000 for the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center. 

The live video features Jenny navigating swirling scenes of mysterious costumed figures and celestial backdrops, with cameos from Mac DeMarco and King Tuff.

Watch the video now: https://jennylewis.lnk.to/RabbitHoleVid

With a slew of “utterly perfect” (GLIDE)  performances across the country, including both weekends at Austin City Limits Festival, Jenny is currently wrapping up the 2019 leg of the On The Line Tour as critical praise continues to roll in from the most recent shows:
 

“Jenny Lewis coolly showcased why her latest album is a candidate for album of the year.” —THE WRAP

“Jenny Lewis was a rock & roll god and more.” —ROLLING STONE (Pilgrimage Festival 2019: 5 Best Things We Saw)

“she oozed effortless, classic cool, with a voice that is aging like the bourbon you save for special occasions. Lewis made every moment feel momentous…Lewis was born to be there.” —THE WASHINGTON POST

Hot damn, is there anyone who makes it look easier than Jenny Lewis…The look was Elton, but the vibe was Loretta. With flicks of the wrist and puma struts, the VRBO stage became Jenny Lewis’ dive-bar residency. If you inhaled sharply, you’d get a little sawdust.” —AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

“Channeling Dolly Parton if she had been raised in Laurel Canyon, Lewis remains the master…As effortless as she manifested to begin the performance, that confidence left her audience thoroughly moved and entertained.” —AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“She sounded better and looked more in charge here than perhaps ever, like a true icon.” —ORLANDO WEEKLY

“A true queen” —PANCAKES AND WHISKEY
 

Check below for the full itinerary and be sure to grab tickets to the remaining dates: https://www.jennylewis.com/tour/


JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE TOUR 2019

10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
10/31/19 — Toronto, ON — The Danforth Music Hall
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/02/19 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre
12/07/19 — Brighton, UK — The Brighton Centre*
12/08/19 — Leeds, UK — First Direct Arena*
12/09/19 — Cardiff, UK — Motorpoint Arena Cardiff*
12/10/19 — Nottingham, UK — Motorpoint Arena Nottingham*
04/09/20 — Byron Bay, AU — Byron Bay Blues Fest

*supporting The National

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS: “MIDDLE CHILD” (FEATURING DAVE GROHL) NEW TRACK OUT NOW

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS   

“MIDDLE CHILD” (FEATURING DAVE GROHL)

NEW ALBUM TRACK OUT NOW

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD HERE

GET THE MONEY OUT NOVEMBER 8th ON SHANABELLE/RCA RECORDS

Photo Credit: Andreas Neumann

“My little twin I am here with you. Stay close and we will make it through. How I love you middle child. I see angels when you smile.”  


“Middle Child,” a glam-tastic and heartfelt new deep cut from Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ forthcoming album, Get The Money, is available for streaming and download NOW at: http://smarturl.it/xMiddleChild

Featuring Taylor and his Coattail Riders joined by his brother from another mother Dave Grohl on additional guitar, “Middle Child” is the third pre-release sample of Get The Money, to be released November 8th by Shanabelle/RCA Records. Both the album’s title track and “Crossed The Line” have been released into the wild, with the former described by ROLLING STONE as “an all-out hard rock assault,” and STEREOGUM hailing the former as “a proggy classic-rock curio that reminds me of late Zeppelin or some bizarro version of Queens Of The Stone Age.”

Pre-Order Get The Moneyhere. Exclusive Merch bundles are also available here.