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DAMON ALBARN: NEW TRACK ‘The Tower Of Montevideo’ OUT TODAY

DAMON ALBARN

NEW TRACK 
‘The Tower Of Montevideo’ 
OUT TODAY

LISTEN + WATCH HERE

THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, 
MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS

New Solo Album Out 12th November 2021
 

On Transgressive Records
PRE-ORDER HERE

The Tower Of Montevideo is the new track from Damon Albarn, out today. Inspired by Palacio Salvo, an iconic 1920s building in Uruguay, it explores Albarn’s melancholic wonder at this part of South America, where Rio De La Plata meets the South Atlantic, a place he has described as both “familiar and utterly otherworldly.” Listen here.

To accompany the song’s release, a new special, cinematic performance film from a series entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ is available today on YouTube. Watch here. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is the new studio album from Damon Albarn, out 12th November 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, with the CD edition including ‘Huldufólk’ a 20-minute “hidden” track of a new and original recording that inspired some of the record’s themes. There will also be a super 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.

2022 Tour Dates

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 herePre-order the album here.

Further Information:

Download high res press images 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).

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF DAVID BOWIE WITH TWO LIMITED-TIME POP-UP EXPERIENCES

CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF DAVID BOWIE 

WITH TWO LIMITED-TIME POP-UP EXPERIENCES BEGINNING OCTOBER 25, 2021

NEW YORK CITY – 150 WOOSTER STREET
Open seven days 11am – 7pm

LONDON – 14 HEDDON STREET
Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

www.bowie75.com

David Bowie – Heddon St, London January 1972 by Brian Ward. Copyright The David Bowie Archive // David Bowie – New York, September 2015 by Jimmy King September. Copyright The David Bowie Archive

“New York’s a go-go” and “Things seem good again” as the David Bowie Estate launches Bowie 75, a year-long celebration marking David Bowie’s 75th birthday, with the openings of two curated experiential pop-up shops—one at the site of the earliest confirmed Ziggy Stardust sighting, and one in the adopted hometown where Bowie’s final album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) was created.

For a very limited window beginning October 25, 2021, 75 days before the anniversary, through late January 2022, the Bowie 75 locations will be up and running at 150 Wooster Street — steps away from Bowie’s longtime downtown New York City neighborhood — and 14 Heddon Street — the London location where the cover of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was shot.

The pop-ups will offer visitors a unique and immersive career-spanning deep dive into the sound and vision of David Bowie, with features including:

Immersive audio and HD video screening rooms in partnership with 360 Reality Audio, an immersive music experience using Sony’s spatial sound technologies.  With music in 360 Reality Audio, fans will be able to hear and see Bowie content available for the first time in immersive audio, exclusively in the Bowie 75 locations. 

Hours of video content including previously unseen behind-the-scenes material, rare footage from the Heathen and Reality eras, and more.

Opportunities to purchase limited edition releases of exclusive Bowie apparel and collectibles, as well as limited run LPs and CDs.

Exclusive fine art photography including gallery installations documenting Bowie’s many iconic eras, personae, and Ch-changes.

Intimate special guest events to be announced. 

Fans can place themselves in iconic costumes and set pieces to create fun and shareable social media moments

And more— For store hours, events calendars and other announcements and information, sign up and stay tuned to www.bowie75.com

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE
David Bowie redefined musical genres and the potential of live performance for generations of music lovers. Creating and discarding a variety of personae and restlessly challenging musical boundaries, Bowie released timeless albums including The Man Who Sold The WorldSpace OddityHunky DoryThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust…, Aladdin SaneDiamond DogsYoung AmericansStation to StationLow“Heroes,”  LodgerScary Monsters..., Let’s DanceHeathenThe Next Day and many more. ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”), Bowie’s 28th and final studio album, was released on his 69th birthday—January 8, 2016—and charted at #1 in more than 20 countries (including his first #1 in the U.S.), later winning five Grammy Awards. David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, two days after the release of ★.  His body of work, his influence on the worlds of music, art, fashion, film, theater and beyond, and his legacy of fearless innovation and endless reinvention will live on forever.

ABOUT Sony’s 360 Reality Audio
360 Reality Audio is a new immersive music experience that uses Sony’s object-based 360 Spatial Sound technologies. Individual sounds such as vocals, chorus, piano, guitar, bass and even sounds of the live audience can be placed in a 360 spherical sound field, giving artists and creators a new way to express their creativity. Listeners can be immersed in a field of sound exactly as intended by artists and creators. Music content created in this new format for 360 Reality Audio can be enjoyed through compatible music streaming services Amazon Music HD, Deezer, nugs.net and TIDAL.

​​About Perryscope Productions, LLC:
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based global licensing and merchandising company proudly representing “iconic and eclectic” clients including  Aretha Franklin Charlie Parker, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Janis Joplin, The Band, Etta James, Humble Pie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny & Cher, The Police (in association with Easy Partners, LLC), Syd Barrett and David Gilmour, and Whitney Houston. Perryscope also represents AC/DC, Bon Scott, Bad Company, David Bowie, and Woodstock in association with partner Epic Rights.  In addition to maximizing its clients’ licensing and Ecommerce opportunities, Perryscope also manages live events merchandise for its clients’ concert tours, as well as a number of shows and special events in other Entertainment areas such as Broadway and West End, and touring Exhibitions. For more information, visit www.perryscope.us

About Epic Rights: 
Epic Rights is an industry-leading branding, merchandising, and artist’s services company representing a diverse roster of iconic music artists and brands such as KISS, Aerosmith, John Lennon, Def Leppard, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Eric Clapton and more. We also represent AC/DC, David Bowie and Woodstock in conjunction with Perryscope Productions. Epic Rights offers a broad range of services, including retail licensing, tour merchandising, D2C e-commerce, VIP/fan experiences, merch bundles, and fan engagement opportunities. Epic Rights is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit: www.epicrights.com

About Iconic Images
Iconic Images is one of the world’s leading photography owners and agents, specializing in fine-art, licensing and merchandising, editorial and publishing. Representing more than 35 of the world’s most renowned photographers, including Terry O’Neill, Gavin Evans and Norman Parkinson, Iconic Images proudly holds one of the most extensive career spanning archives of David Bowie.

For additional details:

360 Reality Audio official website: https://www.sony.com/electronics/360-reality-audio

Creating music in 360 Reality Audio: https://www.sony.net/Products/create360RA/?j-short=create360RA 

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: B-SIDES & RARITIES Parts I & II OUT OCTOBER 22nd

NICK CAVE
& THE BAD SEEDS

B-SIDES & RARITIES – Parts I & II

LISTEN TO PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE TRACK ‘PUSH THE SKY AWAY’ LIVE WITH MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HERE

DELUXE VINYL BOX SET, VINYL & CD
OUT 22 OCTOBER

PRE-ORDER ALBUM HERE

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will release B-Sides & Rarities Part II, the long-anticipated follow up to 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities, on 22 October on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms.

Today they share a previously unavailable live version of ‘Push The Sky Away’, the title track to the 2013 album of the same name. It was performed as part of ‘Film Music – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ at Hamer Hall in Melbourne in 2019, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.  The acclaimed performance of selections from Nick and Warren’s film soundtrack collaborations featured ‘Push The Sky Away’ during the encore.  Both artists rank that night as a career high.

‘I never had more fun on stage than with the MSO…’  Nick Cave

‘Beautiful hometown Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – one of the best shows of my life’  Warren Ellis

B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II will also be released together as a Limited Edition Deluxe 7 Vinyl Box Set including 83 rare tracks and exclusive sleeve notes.  

B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and contains 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006-2020, including the first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘Bright Horses’.

Previously unreleased song ‘Vortex’ is available to stream now. Taken from B-Sides & Rarities Part II, it was written and recorded in 2006 by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. As the band were never able to define the song as either Grinderman or Bad Seeds, it remained unreleased. 

Another unheard track, ‘Earthlings’ is also available from B-Sides & Rarities Part II,  originating in the 2018/2019 sessions that became the acclaimed album ‘Ghosteen’. 

‘Earthlings is the missing link that binds Ghosteen together. A lovely song that just got away…’  Nick Cave

The original B-Sides & Rarities Part I was released in 2005 – compiled by Mick Harvey it comprises 56 tracks including rarities, outtakes, covers and B-sides from 1988-2005. This is the first time the album is available on vinyl.

“I always liked the original B-Sides & Rarities more than any of our other albums. It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It seems more relaxed, even a bit nonsensical in places, but with some beautiful songs throughout. There is something, too, about the smallness of certain songs that is closer to their original spirit.

B-Sides & Rarities Part II continues this strange and beautiful collection of lost songs from The Bad Seeds. I love the final side of the last disc because it reveals the small and fragile beginnings of some of my favourite Bad Seeds songs. ‘Waiting For You’ complete with bizarre ‘canning factory’ rhythm track, a gorgeous ‘Life Per Se’ deemed too sad for Skeleton Tree, and ‘Earthlings’ that some consider the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.” – Nick Cave

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will headline European festivals shows in Summer 2022

2021 – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
October 7 – The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
October 9 – Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, UK
October 10 – Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, UK
October 12 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
October 13 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
October 16 – Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, Netherlans
October 17 – Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 19 – Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp, Belgium
October 20 – Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp, Belgium

2022 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
June  4 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
June 6 – Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France
June 7 – Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France
June 9 – Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
June 15 – Release Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
June 21 – INmusic, Zagreb, Croatia
June 23 – Metronome Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
June 25 – TW Classic, Werchter, Belgium
June 27 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
June 29 – Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
July 1 – Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, Belfort, France
July 4 – Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
July 7 – Pohoda Festival, Trencin, Slovakia
July 8 – Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
August 3 – Residenzschloss, Rastatt, Germany
August 5 – Castle Clam, Klam, Austria
August 7 – Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, Poland
August 8 – Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland
August 11 – Øyafestivalen, Øya, Norway
August 12 – Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
August 16 – Vingis Park, Vilnius, Lithuania
August 19 – Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine

nickcave.com


TRACKLISTINGS:

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART I & II
LIMITED EDITION DELUXE 7 VINYL BOX SET:

PART I VINYL 1:
A1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
A2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
A3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
A4. The Moon Is in the Gutter
A5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
A6. Rye Whiskey
A7. Running Scared
B1. Black Betty
B2. Scum
B3. The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass
B4. The Train Song
B5. Cocks ‘n’ Asses
B6. Blue Bird

PART I VINYL 2:

A1. Helpless
A2. God’s Hotel
A3. (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World
A4. Cassiel’s Song
A5. Tower of Song
A6. Rye Whiskey
B1. What Can I Give You?
B2. What a Wonderful World
B3. Rainy Night In Soho
B4. Lucy (Version #2)
B5. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)

PART I VINYL 3

A1. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane
A2. The Willow Garden
A3. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
A4. Knoxville Girl
A5. There’s No Night Out in the Jail
A6. That’s What Jazz Is to Me
B1. Where the Wild Roses Grow
B2. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 1
B3. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 2
B4. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 3
B5. O’Malley’s Bar Reprise

PART I VINYL 4

A1. Red Right Hand
A2. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
A3. Little Empty Boat
A4. Right Now I’m A-Roaming
B1. Come Into My Sleep
B2. Black Hair
B3. Babe, I Got You Bad
B4. Sheep May Safely Graze
B5. Opium Tea

PART I VINYL 5

A1. Grief Came Riding
A2. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
A3. Good Good Day
A4. Little Janey’s Gone
A5. I Feel So Good
A6. Shoot Me Down
B1. Swing Low
B2. Little Ghost Song
B3. Everything Must Converge
B4. Nocturama
B5. She’s Leaving You
B6. Under This Moon

PART II VINYL 6

A1. Hey Little Firing Squad
A2. Fleeting Love
A3. Accidents Will Happen
A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)
A5. Avalanche*
A6. Vortex *
B1. Needle Boy
B2. Lightning Bolts
B3. Animal X
B4. Give Us a Kiss
B5. Push The Sky Away (Live with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

PART II VINYL 7

A1. First Skeleton Tree*
A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*
A3. Opium Eyes*
A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*
A5. Instrumental #33*
A6. Hell Villanelle*
A7. Euthanasia*
A8. Life Per Se*
B1. Steve McQueen*
B2. First Bright Horses*
B3. First Girl in Amber*
B4. Glacier*
B5. Heart that Kills You*
B6. First Waiting for You*
B7. Sudden Song*
B8. Earthlings*

UNRELEASED TRACKS *

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART I
3CD:
 

PART I CD 1:

1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
4. The Moon Is in the Gutter
5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
6. Rye Whiskey
7. Running Scared
8. Black Betty
9. Scum
10. The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass
11. The Train Song
12. Cocks ‘n’ Asses
13. Blue Bird
14. Helpless
15. God’s Hotel
16. (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World
17. Cassiel’s Song
18. Tower of Song
19. What Can I Give You?

PART I CD 2:

1. What a Wonderful World
2. Rainy Night In Soho
3. Lucy (Version #2)
4. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)
5. Sail Away
6. There’s No Night Out in the Jail
7. That’s What Jazz Is to Me
8. The Willow Garden
9. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane
10. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
11. Knoxville Girl
12. Where the Wild Roses Grow (Original Guide Vocal Version)
13. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 1
14. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 2
15. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 3
16. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
17. O’Malley’s Bar Reprise
18. Red Right Hand (Scream 3 Version)

PART I CD 3:

1. Little Empty Boat
2. Right Now I’m A-Roaming
3. Come Into My Sleep
4. Black Hair
5. Babe, I Got You Bad
6. Sheep May Safely Graze
7. Opium Tea
8. Grief Came Riding
9. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
10. Good Good Day
11. Little Janey’s Gone
12. I Feel So Good
13. Shoot Me Down
14. Swing Low
15. Little Ghost Song
16. Everything Must Converge
17. Nocturama
18. She’s Leaving You
19. Under This Moon

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART II
DOUBLE VINYL, DELUXE 2CD, STANDARD 2CD, DIGITAL:


PART II CD 1 /  VINYL 1:

A1. Hey Little Firing Squad
A2. Fleeting Love
A3. Accidents Will Happen
A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)
A5. Avalanche*
A6. Vortex
B1. Needle Boy
B2. Lightning Bolts
B3. Animal X
B4. Give Us a Kiss
B5. Push The Sky Away 

(Live with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

PART II CD 2 / VINYL 2

A1. First Skeleton Tree*
A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*
A3. Opium Eyes*
A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*
A5. Instrumental #33*
A6. Hell Villanelle*
A7. Euthanasia*
A8. Life Per Se*
B1. Steve McQueen*
B2. First Bright Horses*
B3. First Girl in Amber*
B4. Glacier*
B5. Heart that Kills You*
B6. First Waiting for You*
B7. Sudden Song*
B8. Earthlings

UNRELEASED TRACKS *

DAVE GROHL: THE STORYTELLER Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

THE STORYTELLER
Tales of Life and Music
by Dave Grohl

*On Sale: October 5, 2021*

EARLY PRAISE FOR THE STORYTELLER:

“Grohl candidly shares his reverence for the enduring power of music…Reflecting on his fame, Grohl writes, ‘I have never taken a single moment of it for granted.’ Paired with his sparkling wit, this humility is what makes Grohl’s soulful story a cut above typical rock memoirs. There isn’t a dull moment here.” ─ Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Grohl joyfully recounts his life in this memoir…Grohl bares his soul and shares his passion in this must-read memoir, which will resonate with music lovers and his fans.” ─ Library Journal, starred review

“Kinetic…Grohl writes with equal fervor about his path from ‘that guy from Nirvana’ to the leader of the uber famous Foo Fighters and his parenting experiences. An exciting read for fans and a remarkable perspective on the last 30 years of rock music.” ─ Booklist

Dey Street Books is thrilled to publish THE STORYTELLER by Grammy-winning musician, documentary filmmaker, and debut author Dave Grohl.

Dave Grohl has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene since his recorded debut with Nirvana on 1991’s generation-defining Nevermind. Grohl took center stage with Foo Fighters’ 1995 self titled debut, the first of 10 albums in a massive 12-Grammy winning streak, most recently including the #1 album sales charting Medicine at Midnight. For more than three decades, Grohl has travelled the planet doing the thing he loves most playing rock n roll marathons for tens of thousands of ecstatic Foo Fighters fans. But when the pandemic necessitated going into lockdown, he took stock of how he might use this moment of pause. Channeling his creativity into writing and using his remarkable skill for storytelling, Grohl’s Instagram account @davestruestories was born. This new platform became a way for Dave to share his extraordinary stories with fans and fellow music nuts and now, he has written his first book.

THE STORYTELLER has finally provided Dave with the opportunity to shed some light on the fascinating life he has led while living out his dreams. From teaching himself to drum on pillows to leaving high school to tour European clubs and squats at 18 years old, his years in Nirvana and decades in Foo Fighters, playing with Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, jamming with Iggy Pop, swing dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, having Paul McCartney over for a visit, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to the simple pleasures of family life…Dave shares his amazing world with readers while poignantly touching on the impact that his friends, bandmates, and family have had on him throughout the years.

THE STORYTELLER is as much a celebration of music as it is about the moments that have molded Dave into the man he is today. Dave says that every day is a blank page, waiting to write itself. THE STORYTELLER proves him a natural writer, with a life worthy of the 400 pages that make up this very special book. We are eager to share this book with fans and readers, and we can’t wait for this next chapter of Dave’s life, as an author, to begin.
 “Since I was a child, I have always measured my life in musical increments rather than months or years. My mind faithfully relies on songs, albums, and bands to remember a particular time and place. From seventies AM radio to every microphone I’ve stood before, I could tell you who, what, where, and when from the first few notes of any song that has crept from a speaker to my soul. Or from my soul to your speakers. Some people’s reminiscence is triggered by taste, some people’s by sight or smell. Mine is triggered by sound, playing like an unfinished mixtape to be sent. Though I have never been one to collect ‘stuff,’ I do collect moments. So, in that respect, my life flashes before my eyes through my ears every single day. In this book, I’ve captured some of them, as best I can. These memories, from all over my life, are full of music, of course. And they can be loud at times. Turn it up. Listen with me.”
─ Dave Grohl from the Introduction of The Storyteller

Photo Credit: Magdalena Wosinska

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

DAVE GROHL, a 16-time Grammy-winning musician and 2-time Emmy-winning director, has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene since his recorded debut with Nirvana on 1991’s generation-defining Nevermind. Grohl took center stage with Foo Fighters’ 1995 self titled debut, the first album in massive 12-Grammy-winning catalogue that now includes The Colour & The Shape (1997), There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011), Sonic Highways (2014), Concrete and Gold (2017) and, most recently, Medicine at Midnight (2021).

Grohl has a well-earned reputation as a prolific collaborator: His various endeavors have included “Cut Me Some Slack,” written and recorded with Paul McCartney and Grohl’s Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear; Them Crooked Vultures, formed with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, late legends David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, as well as Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, to name a few. In 2013, Grohl made his debut as a feature director/producer with the acclaimed documentary Sound City. Named for the Van Nuys CA studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind in 1991, which would sell more than 30 million copies and transform the modern musical landscape. Premiering to unanimous raves at Sundance and achieving a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, Sound City focused both on the history of the legendary studio and on the ongoing fight to preserve the human element of music. Hailed by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone as an “exhilarating documentary about what makes life worth living,” by The New York Times as “candy to several generations’ worth of rock fans” and NPR as “a celebration of just how unbelievably awesome it is to make rock music for a living,” Sound City has since been certified as a Gold Longform Video by the RIAA, while the Sound City—Real To Reel companion album took the 2013 Grammys for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Rock Song (“Cut Me Some Slack”).

Grohl also directed the eight-part HBO docuseries Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, which premiered in October 2014 and went on to win two of the four Emmys for which it was nominated (outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming and outstanding sound editing for nonfiction programming). Described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music, Sonic Highways was comprised of eight one-hour episodes, each chronicling the creation of one song on Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways album, each written and recorded in a different American musical landmark — Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ANNOUNCES RETURN TO BROOKLYN STEEL FOR 20 SHOWS IN 2021

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ANNOUNCES RETURN TO 
BROOKLYN STEEL FOR 20 SHOWS IN 2021 

November 23, 24, 29, 30, 
December 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13*, 15*, 16*, 17, 19, 20, 21

Tickets On Sale to the Public on Friday, October 8 at 10 a.m. ET at youarehere.bowerypresents.com

LCD Soundsystem has confirmed details of its first live shows in more than three years.

Beginning November 23, the band will return to Brooklyn Steel for the first time since 2017, playing a record run of 20 shows concluding December 21.

Tickets for all 20 shows will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET via AXS.com, the only official ticket outlet for Brooklyn Steel. Fan presales will begin Wednesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. ET. Visit youarehere.bowerypresents.com for details.

American Express ® Card Members have access to presale tickets for every date of the LCD Soundsystem Brooklyn Steel residency beginning Tuesday, October 5th at 10AM ET through Thursday, October 7 at 10PM ET. American Express® Card Members have exclusive access to tickets before the general public for the specified sales window. Simply pay with your American Express® Card. Tickets are subject to the rules, terms & conditions, and fees set by the ticket seller, promoter and/or the venue, as applicable. Offer is fulfilled by ticket seller, subject to availability and may be changed or revoked at any time. Not all seats available and blackout dates may apply.

For more information, please visit americanexpress.com/entertainment

The shows at Brooklyn Steel are LCD Soundsystem’s only scheduled shows of 2021. Show dates are as follows:

November 23, 24, 29, 30,
December 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13*, 15*, 16*, 17, 19, 20, 21

* Tickets for December 13, 15 and 16 will be on sale exclusively to American Express Card Members during the AMEX Presale, October 5 at 10 AM ET thru October 7 at 10 PM ET.

GHOST: “HUNTER’S MOON” SINGLE & VIDEO OUT NOW

GHOST
“HUNTER’S MOON”

SINGLE & VIDEO OUT NOW

First New GHOST Track In 2 Years To Be Featured In HALLOWEEN KILLS 

2022 U.S Arena Tour Tickets On Sale Now

A series of inspired encounters between creative forces from various worlds of sound and vision has resulted in “Hunter’s Moon,” the infectious first new track from GHOST since 2019’s Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic, and its phantasmagoric video directed by Amanda Demme.

The genesis of “Hunter’s Moon” can be traced back to GHOST’s November 16, 2018 show at the Forum in Los Angeles. Ryan Turek, Vice President of Feature Film Development at  Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, The Purge, Us, Whiplash) attended the sold-out show, striking up an instant rapport with GHOST’s Tobias Forge — one that developed quickly and deeply via meetings, podcast appearances, and ultimately a visit with co-writer and director David Gordon Green on the North Carolina set of the upcoming Halloween Kills.

Three years nearly to the day since that first fateful exchange, GHOST’s “Hunter’s Moon” has materialized on DSPs, will play as the Halloween Kills end credits roll, and will be released January 21, 2022 as a collectible 7-inch single by Loma Vista Recordings. “Hunter’s Moon” can be streamed, purchased, and/or pre-ordered in its vinyl incarnation HERE. The retail version of the 7-inch will feature the special B-side “Halloween Kills (Main Title),” performed, produced and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.

In other GHOST news, the GRAMMY-winning Swedish band recently announced its 2022 return to the States for a 26-city arena tour, on which GHOST will be co—headlining with Volbeat and closing the show every night of the tour. See below for a full list of dates, and for further information, go to https://ghost-official.com.

Tue Jan 25 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Thu Jan 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Fri Jan 28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
Sat Jan 29 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mon Jan 31 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
Wed Feb 02 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Fri Feb 04 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Feb 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mon Feb 07 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Tue Feb 08 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Thu Feb 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Fri Feb 11 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
Sat Feb 12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Mon Feb 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
Tue Feb 15 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
Wed Feb 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Fri Feb 18 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Sat Feb 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Sun Feb 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mon Feb 21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Wed Feb 23 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Fri Feb 25 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sat Feb 26 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
Mon Feb 28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Tue Mar 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Thu Mar 03 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

Photo By: Mikael Eriksson

RADIOHEAD: BRAND-NEW VIDEO FOR ‘IF YOU SAY THE WORD’ OUT NOW

RADIOHEAD REVEAL BRAND-NEW VIDEO FOR IF YOU SAY THE WORD, OUT NOW 

TRACK TAKEN FROM UPCOMING ‘KID A MNESIA’ REISSUE, OUT 5TH NOVEMBER 

KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION LAUNCHES THIS NOVEMBER

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR IF YOU SAY THE WORD HERE

Radiohead have today revealed the brand-new video for their recently released single If You Say The Word. The video is directed by Norwegian director Kasper Häggström (Kelly Lee Owens). If You Say The Word is taken from Radiohead’s upcoming KID A MNESIA reissue package, set for release on 5th November via XL Recordings.

KID A MNESIA collects Radiohead’s fourth and fifth albums, alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc, titled Kid Amnesiae. Exclusive to this release, Kid Amnesiae is made up of unearthed material from the Kid A / Amnesiac sessions, as well as a previously unreleased recording of Follow Me Around

Radiohead and Epic Games recently announced a KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION via Sony’s PlayStation Showcase.

KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION, described as an “upside-down digital/analogue universe” is created from Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s original artwork and audio design by Nigel Godrich. The exhibition commemorates the coming of age of Radiohead’s records, Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001).   

WATCH THE EXHIBITION TEASER HERE.

Published by Epic Games and developed by Name The Machine and Arbitrarily Good Productions, KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION will be available to download this November, exclusively on PlayStation 5, PC and Mac, via the Epic Games Store.

Earlier this week, Christie’s announced that they will be partnering with Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood to present an auction of artworks by Stanley, created for Radiohead’s album Kid A. The six paintings will be on display at Christie’s Headquarters in London from 9 to 15 October 2021, alongside drawings, lyrics and digital art curated by Stanley and Thom. The paintings will also be offered in an online sale First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art for global bidding from 5 to 19 October 2021. 

NIRVANA: NEVERMIND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS TO BE RELEASED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12th

NIRVANA

NEVERMIND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS TO BE RELEASED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12th

Configurations Ranging From 8LP+7-inch and 5CD + Blu-ray Super Deluxe Editions to Standard Digital/CD

The September 24, 1991 release of Nirvana’s Nevermind touched off a seismic shift in global youth culture. Rising to #1 worldwide over the next few months, its impact would elevate Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a promising Pacific Northwest cult band to one of the most successful and influential artists of all time. Nevermind returned rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, and continues to be a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last three decades–as it no doubt will for generations to come.

Beginning November 12, 2021, Geffen/UMe commemorates the 30th anniversary of Nevermind with several multi-format reissues. A total of 94 audio and video tracks–70 previously unreleased–will be made available across configurations ranging from Super Deluxe Editions to standard digital/CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch. In all formats, Nevermind is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.

Among the previously unreleased material exclusive to various versions of the Nevermind 30th Anniversary Editions are four complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).

All four newly remastered live shows are included in the Nevermind Super Deluxe Editions, which will be available in both vinyl (8LPs – 180-gram black vinyl – all in premium tip-on jackets — plus the new 7-inch – A-side: “Endless, Nameless” / B-side: “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm”) and CD+Blu-ray (5 CDs plus Blu-ray – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands complete concert video newly remastered audio & video in HD). 

For pre-orders, full track listings and release dates for all configurations go HERE.

DAMON ALBARN: NEW TRACK ‘Royal Morning Blue’ OUT TODAY

DAMON ALBARN

NEW TRACK 
‘Royal Morning Blue’ 
OUT TODAY

WATCH HERE

PLUS LIMITED EDITION CD 
TO INCLUDE NEW PIECE ‘Huldufólk’

THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, 
MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS

New Solo Album Out 12th November 2021
 

On Transgressive Records
PRE-ORDER HERE

Photo Credit: Matt Cronin

“[Royal Morning Blue]…a standout track on the forthcoming album” – The Guardian

Royal Morning Blue is out today. The latest track from Damon Albarn’s new solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was written and recorded in Iceland.  Directly inspired by the view from Albarn’s position at the piano looking out over the sea, it captures the wonder of rain turning into snow before his eyes. Listen here. 

Albarn said –  “That’s why the song opens with ‘Rain turning into snow,’ because it’s that moment, that feeling. In all the darkness that we have experienced, that was such a beautiful, positive thing.”

To accompany the song’s release, a new special, cinematic film from a series entitled ‘Sublime Boulevards – Performance Films’ is available today on YouTube. Watch here

Also announced today, a limited edition CD format which will include a new 20-min piece Huldufólk written by Albarn and Einar Örn Benediktsson (The Sugarcubes). Pre order here

Following two acclaimed festival shows in Manchester and Edinburgh this summer, as well as special guest appearances at Latitude and End of the Road, Albarn took to the stage for a very special one-off show at The Globe earlier this week, which was broadcast live to fans all over the world. Full tour itinerary below. 

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is the new studio album from Damon Albarn, out 12th November 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, with the CD edition including ‘Huldufólk’ a 20-minute “hidden” track of a new and original recording that inspired some of the record’s themes. There will also be a super 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.

2022 Tour Dates

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 herePre-order the album here.

Further Information:

Download high res press images 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).

Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee

DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE!

DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE!

September 27 — London, UK – Savoy Theatre 
October 5 — New York, NY – The Town Hall
October 7 — Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
October 12 & 13 — Los Angeles, CA – The Ford

Join Dave Grohl for an extremely limited run of intimate evenings that’ll see (and hear) him bring his eagerly anticipated first ever book to life. Tickets are on sale TODAY at 9am PT/12pmET/5pm GMT for DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE! 

Out October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster, The Storyteller –Tales of Life and Music is a collection of memories of a life lived loud. From his formative years on the DC punk rock scene through the decades of music that followed, Dave will share the experiences that have defined him — plus some special surprises — all 100% live and in-person in four select cities.
 
Doors for all shows will open at 6:30pm. Dave will be on stage at 8:00pm.
                                
Tickets for DAVE GROHL — THE STORYTELLER — LIVE! are limited to 2 per transaction. Each ticket purchased includes a copy of The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music. Partners in each city include: Waterstones, The Strand, Politics & Prose, Book Soup, and Barnes & Noble.
                             
Get tickets here: 
 
September 27 – London – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/London
October 5 – New York City – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/NYC
October 7 – Washington, DC – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/WDC
October 12 – Los Angeles – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/LA12
October 13 – Los Angeles – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/LA13
 
The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music is also available for pre-order separately here

Learn more about the Storyteller here