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M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

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

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

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

The complete track listing for 72 Seasons is:

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

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

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

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

M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

Paul McCartney: The 7” Singles Box , 80 career-spanning 7” singles, personally curated by Paul

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

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

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

Watch Unboxing Video Here

Download Hi-Res Images Here

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

Preorder The 7” Singles Box HERE.

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

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

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

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

#7InchSinglesBox |

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

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

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

Paul McCartney The 7” Singles Box Track Listing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

© 2018 Mary McCartney 








Credit: Raymond Pettibon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Credit: Vincent Guignet



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

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

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

Listen to “Frenzy” HERE

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch



Greetings all, 

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

Happy holidays in advance. Stay healthy and safe.

Your friends at nasty little man



SPIRITUALIZED:Everything Was Beautiful



THE SMILE:A Light for Attracting Attention 



Singles & EPs:

BECK:Old Man


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


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM:new body rhumba


PAUL McCARTNEY:McCartney I II III Limited Edition Box Set

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS:Wild Life 50th Anniversary Edition

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

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




Debut Album Cheat Codes Out Now

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GHOST: New Webisode, Chapter 13: The Beach Life, Live Now


New Webisode Chapter 13: The Beach Life 

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IMPERA Nominated for Favorite Rock Album in 2022 American Music Awards

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

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

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

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






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For a full list of formats, click here.

Photo by Shervin Lainez & Nikki Fenix


Depeche Mode Announce First Live Shows in Five Years

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

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

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

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

For photos and footage of the Berlin event and additional assets, please visit

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

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

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

Memento Mori World Tour 2023

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


“new body rhumba”
from Noah Baumbach’s WHITE NOISE


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

^ LCD Soundsystem’s 50th Show at Brooklyn Steel