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ST. VINCENT: Beck “Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix)” Out Now

ST. VINCENT REMIXES BECK

“Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix)” Out Now

St. Vincent a/k/a Annie Clark has unfolded new dimensions of “Uneventful Days” a/k/a “quite possibly the best song Beck has made since Morning Phase” (STEREOGUM) from seven-time GRAMMY-winner Beck’s current album Hyperspace a/k/a “his best in a decade” (PEOPLE).

St. Vincent, who plays guitar, bass and keys in addition to remixing the song, commented:

“I remixed Beck’s new song, ‘Uneventful Days!’ I guess I was listening to a lot of ’70s Herbie and WAR at the time and wondering how much funk was inside me, too.  I sent it to Beck and he dug it, but he said ‘it should be 3 bpm faster.’  And what do you know?  HE WAS SO RIGHT.  It made all the difference in the groove.” 

Released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, Hyperspace was immediately hailed as yet another creative peak for modern music’s consummate chameleon: The ASSOCIATED PRESS raved “There is not a boring moment on the entire album,” USA TODAY added “nearly 30 years and 14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on Hyperspace,” while David Fricke of ROLLING STONE’s 4-star lead review likened Beck’s voice on “Uneventful Days” to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit.”

Finally, Beck and St. Vincent have both been confirmed as highlights of an all-star lineup for “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY® Salute to Prince.” The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The special will be broadcast later in 2020 on the CBS Television Network. Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 9 at 5 a.m. PT and are available for purchase at AXS.com.

METALLICA PLEDGES A$750,000 TO NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE AND THE VICTORIA COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY

METALLICA PLEDGES A$750,000 TO NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE AND THE VICTORIA COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY

Statement from the band:

We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.  

Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our foundation All Within My Hands, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.

NSW RFS is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires.CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.

Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help at https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/how-you-can-help

Learn more about Victorian Country Fire Authority and how you can help at https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/our-mission

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS: NEW VIDEO & JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE TODAY

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS

“MIDDLE CHILD”

NEW VIDEO & JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE TODAY

“Such hyperactive cleverness, you’ll get glam-rock whiplash”—ROLLING STONE 

(January 7, 2020) Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders ring in the new year with a brand new video for “Middle Child,” the “blown-out and over-the-top rocker” (STEREOGUM) from the LOUDWIRE 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019 charting album Get The Money (Shanabelle/RCA Records). 

Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins, and Jeff Coffman, the “Middle Child” clip’s vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early ’80s MTV, while a star turn by Hawkins’ own middle child Annabelle casts an eye toward the future. “Middle Child” features Hawkins himself in multiple roles, behind mics, drum kits, the wheel and coach’s whistle to name a few, with support from Coattail Riders Chris Chaney (bass) and Brent Woods (guitar), both of whom played on the original song (as did Dave Grohl). Taylor will also be performing on tonight’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, joined by a band featuring Grohl, Chaney and Woods for the network television debut of “Middle Child.” Don’t miss this exclusive kinda’ maybe might not ever happen again TV event!

For further info and updates, stay connected with Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders at:
http://www.taylorhawkins.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taylorhawkinsofficial
https://twitter.com/taylorhawkins
https://www.instagram.com/taylorhawkinsofficial

#TaylorHawkins #GetTheMoney #MiddleChild

ED O’BRIEN TO PLAY FOUR INTIMATE NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS

EOB TO PLAY FOUR INTIMATE NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS
 
TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 11th AT 10am LOCAL TIME
 
Pre-Sale Information & More at eobmusic.com

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien has confirmed details of the North American debut of EOB’s live incarnation: EOB will play intimate shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto in February 2020.

These exclusive events will serve as prelude to a full scale tour in support of EOB’s debut album, due out early 2020 on Capitol Records. EOB’s live band on these four dates and the upcoming tour will be comprised of Hinako Omori, Ross Chapman, Dishan Abrahams and Alvin Ford, Jr..

Ed recently unveiled the first sights and sounds from his debut under the EOB moniker, in the form of the song “Brasil.” Described by STEREOGUM as “a nine-minute shapeshifting epic,” “Brasil” begins life as a plaintive ballad built on the bare bones of O’Brien’s voice and acoustic guitar before blooming into “a pulsing motorik driver that beats out into space” (CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND). “Brasil” was also adapted into a nine-minute short film, bringing to life a concept by Ed and director Andrew Donoho that—in the words of ROLLING STONE—”shows humanity coming together after Earth is visited by an alien power.”

The early 2020 release date of the EOB album will be revealed shortly, as will its title. The album was recorded from the fall of 2017 through early 2019. Produced by Flood and mixed by Alan Moulder, EOB’s debut album features contributions from Omar Hakim, Colin Greenwood, Adam “Cecil” Bartlett, David Okumu and Richie Kennedy, Laura Marling, Adrian Utley, Nathan East and Glenn Kotche.

Tickets for these shows will be on sale to the general public Friday, December 11 at 10am local time. Further information on ticketing, pre-sales and more can be found at eobmusic.com.

EOB
February 2020 Club Shows

February 7           Toronto, ON               Great Hall
February 8           Chicago, IL                Lincoln Hall
February 10         New York, NY             Le Poisson Rouge
February 13         Los Angeles, CA         Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

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ED O’BRIEN: RELEASES NEAR-NINE-MINUTE SONG “BRASIL” & SHORT FILM UNDER EOB MONIKER

EOB: “BRASIL

RADIOHEAD’S ED O’BRIEN RELEASES NEAR-NINE-MINUTE SONG & SHORT FILM UNDER EOB MONIKER

EOB DEBUT ALBUM TO FOLLOW IN EARLY 2020 ON CAPITOL RECORDS

Limited Edition “Brasil” 12-inch Available for Pre-Order 

www.EOBmusic.com

Following the non-LP teaser “Santa Teresa”—hailed as “beautifully ambient” by NPR—Ed O’Brien of Radiohead has unveiled the first impression of his debut album under the moniker of EOB.

Written by O’Brien, “Brasil” is a near 9-minute epic that begins life as a plaintive ballad built on the bare bones of O’Brien’s voice and acoustic guitar before blooming into a grandiose motorik rave-up anchored by the rock solid drumming of Omar Hakim and a hypnotic bassline from O’Brien’s Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood. Produced by Flood (who also contributes System 700 synth) and mixed by Alan Moulder, the dimensions of “Brasil” are further expanded by engineer Adam “Cecil” Bartlett’s programming, David Okumu’s guitar playing, and recording engineer Richie Kennedy’s sampler programming.

Director Andrew Donoho’s take on “Brasil” translates the song’s otherworldly feel into a global narrative exploration of the human condition. “‘Brasil’ was one of those tracks just dripping with magic from the very beginning,” Donoho recalls. “Everything started clicking very quickly. Empathy, togetherness, wonder, spirituality, and exploration resonated from the song and the references, and I wanted to write a large scope, otherworldly concept weighted in humanity. Ed and I both shared a love of space and the abstract concepts surrounding time, so I started building a narrative around transcending the physical barriers of our bodies and the temporal barriers of linear experience.” 

In O’Brien’s words, “Brasil is a state of mind, not a place or time,” making the song a natural soundscape for a re-imagination of human experience balancing the terror of the elimination of the individual with the beauty of a universal oneness. “H.P. Lovecraft, Kubrick, and Junji Ito have created some of my favorite sci-fi narratives,” he says. “But I’ve always wanted to reinterpret their horrific premises into a more poetic and optimistic notion. What if an alien or higher being were to come to earth to help us achieve a greater existence, and not to destroy us? What would it look like if everyone on earth shared thoughts, experiences, and actions? The theory that humans, as a species, actually represent one large, singular organism has always fascinated me, and I wanted to explore that concept visually through a variety of different character perspectives, mediums, and impressionistic visual effects. All these layers and ideas culminated into our narrative for ‘Brasil.’”

The early 2020 release date of the first EOB album will be revealed shortly, as will the album’s title. The recording of the album began in the fall of 2017 and concluded in early 2019. In addition to the aforementioned production and mixing by Flood and Moulder and contributions from Omar Hakim, Colin Greenwood, Adam “Cecil” Bartlett, David Okumu and Richie Kennedy, EOB’s debut album features Laura Marling, Adrian Utley, Nathan East and Glenn Kotche.

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

‘GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS’ New Documentary Film Tickets On Sale Now

NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM 

‘GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS’

PREMIERES IN CINEMAS AROUND THE WORLD ON DECEMBER 16th 2019 

Tickets on sale NOW at rejectfalseicons.com

Watch trailer HERE

Gorillaz’ brand new feature documentary film titled GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS, directed by Denholm Hewlett, will premiere in cinemas for one night only on December 16th, shown in 27 countries and 600+ cinemas around the world, get your tickets now at rejectfalseicons.com. Watch the trailer here.  

Released in partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Music Entertainment, GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS documents life in the studio with Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett; producers The Twilite Tone of D /\ PRemi Kabakaand James Ford; as well as stellar roll call of featured artists including Vince Staples, Jean-Michel Jarre, De La Soul, DRAM, Pusha T, Peven Everett, Little Simz, Jamie Principle, Yasiin Bey, Bootie Brown, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Graham Coxon, Pauline Black, Zebra Katz, Danny Brown, Ben Mendelson, Kelela, Jehnny Beth, Hypnotic Brass, Junior Dan, Shaun Ryder, Mavis Staples, Sidiki Diabete and Noel Gallagher.

In his debut feature, director Denholm Hewlett followed the band’s every move for three years, covering the making of two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Humanz’ and ‘The Now Now’, as well as the band’s most ambitious world tour to date encompassing dates across Europe, North America, South America and Mexico, bookended by its own Demon Dayz Festivals in the UK and US. The result is the first ever all-access immersive journey into the world of Gorillaz and its extended family – featuring never-seen footage, where the virtual meets the real – to capture the wondrous chaos of life under the watchful eye of Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals).

GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS will premiere in cinemas around the world on December 16th 2019, find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theatres at rejectfalseicons.com.

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records* as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

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

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

PAUL McCARTNEY: “HOME TONIGHT” / “IN A HURRY” TWO BRAND NEW SONGS OUT NOW

PAUL McCARTNEY

“HOME TONIGHT” / “IN A HURRY”
TWO BRAND NEW SONGS OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS


RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE A-SIDE 7″ PICTURE DISC OUT NOVEMBER 29TH

Paul McCartney has released two never-before-heard tracks—”Home Tonight” and “In A Hurry”—out digitally today, and to be followed by a very limited Record Store Day exclusive double A-side 7-inch picture disc single on November 29th.

Both “Home Tonight” and “In A Hurry” were recorded during the Greg Kurstin sessions for Paul’s #1 charting album Egypt Station.

The limited edition vinyl picture disc will feature new and exclusively created artwork based upon the parlour game exquisite corpse along with a lyric insert.


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LINDEMANN: FRAU & MANN, NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

LINDEMANN

F & M
SECOND ALBUM FROM TILL LINDEMANN + PETER TÄGTGREN OUT NOW

The German-Swedish power duo LINDEMANN—Till Lindemann (Rammstein frontman) and Peter Tägtgren (mastermind behind legendary metal bands Pain and Hypocrisy)—have unleashed FRAU & MANN (Lindemann/Caroline), the second LINDEMANN album today, the 22nd of November. In this renewed collaboration, the duo takes some unfamiliar and sometimes unexpected paths.

“We have no rules,” says Lindemann. “We can write soft songs or very hard ones. It’s about the emotions. We also want to create something new, something that we haven’t done before, whether it’s with Lindemann or our other bands.” Tägtgren adds: “We don’t know what the result is going to be, we’re just going crazy. If it makes us happy, then it’s done.”

The first LINDEMANN album, Skills In Pills, featured lyrics sung 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 framework. The music, once again, comes from Swedish multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren – an institution within the international Metal scene as the longstanding leader of Hypocrisy and Pain. Both of the artists sound even more free, schizophrenic, evil and sublime in 2019, which is just as it should be…

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 and death. Five songs from this critically acclaimed play were supplemented with six brand new masterpieces to form the impressive new studio work from LINDEMANN—an 11-song album that has been preceded by a wealth of sounds and visuals including “Steh Auf” and its “epic music video” (PEOPLE magazine) featuring a guest starring turn from Peter Stormare of FARGO fame, “Ich Weiß Es Nicht” and its mind-boggling AI-fueled clip, and “Knebel”  whose accompanying clip was deemed so unsettling that it was streamed only once in its uncensored form. 

Still to come is a timed release of a 7-minute video accompanying “Frau & Mann” the single, which was filmed in St. Petersburg, Russia and is sure to delight fans across the globe with both its clever narrative and star-studded cast.  

LINDEMANN will support the release of FRAU & MANN with a 12-date European tour taking place in February 2020. As for how the new material will be received in the current recorded and live music markets… The answer from both is simple and immediate: “We do not care.”

BECK: HYPERSPACE OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

BECK

HYPERSPACE OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

A CONVERSATION IN HYPERSPACE WITH JUDD APATOW 
LIVE AT @BECK ON TWITTER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD AT 6pm PT

APPEARING DECEMBER 3RD ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

“EVERLASTING NOTHING” LYRIC VIDEO LIVE AT: 
https://beck.lnk.to/ENLyricVideoPR

Appearing Live December 6th at Intersect in Las Vegas.

“Achieves greatness via stardust… There is not a boring moment on the entire album.” —ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Now nearly 30 years and 14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on ‘Hyperspace,’ which shoots for the stars with bold production and storytelling that stays grounded with emotional resonance.” —USA TODAY

“One of the most consistent albums of Beck’s career and also his strongest in over a decade.” —WALL STREET JOURNAL

It’s time to enter Hyperspace: Today marks the Capitol Records release of the new album from seven time GRAMMY-winner Beck.

Hyperspace is 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 earlier this year.

Hyperspace’s new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck’s most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album’s 11 tracks—including single “Uneventful Days” and pre-released album tracks “Everlasting Nothing,” “Dark Places,” “Hyperlife” and  “Saw Lightning”—feature co-writing and co-production from Pharrell Williams. Elsewhere in Hyperspace, “See Through” is co-written/co-produced by frequent Beck collaborator Greg Kurstin, “Star” is co-written/co-produced by Paul Epworth, “Stratosphere” features back-up from Chris Martin, the album’s title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and “Die Waiting” is co-written/co-produced by Cole M.G.N. with backing vocals from Sky Ferreira. Longtime Beck bandmates Jason Falkner, Smokey Hormel and Roger Manning Jr. feature on much of the album as well.

Beck will discuss the making of Hyperspace and more, in a conversation in Hyperspace with Judd Apatow. The dialogue will be streamed live at @Beck on Twitter this Saturday, November 23rd at 6pm PT. Questions can submitted with the tag #BeckHyperspace now.

Beck has also unveiled a lyric video for “Everlasting Nothing,” a stunning, sublime ballad featuring 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 Lilly, Roger Manning, and a nine-person choir.

“Everlasting Nothing” can be visualized HERE.

Hyperspace’s release will be followed by Beck’s return to JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! on December 3rd, and his previously announced December 6th headline appearance at the Intersect festival in Las Vegas.

‘GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS’ New Documentary Film

NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM 

‘GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS’

IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE ON DECEMBER 16th 2019

THE ONE-NIGHT THEATRICAL EVENT PREMIERES IN CINEMAS AROUND THE WORLD ON DECEMBER 16th 2019 

Tickets on sale from November 27th at: 
http://rejectfalseicons.com

Gorillaz today announce a brand new feature documentary film titled GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS, directed by Denholm Hewlett and available in cinemas worldwide for one night only on December 16th.

Released in partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Music Entertainment, GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS documents life in the studio with Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett; producers The Twilite Tone of D /\ PRemi Kabaka and James Ford; as well as stellar roll call of featured artists including Vince Staples, Jean-Michel Jarre, De La Soul, DRAM, Pusha T, Peven Everett, Little Simz, Jamie Principle, Yasiin Bey, Bootie Brown, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Graham Coxon, Pauline Black, Zebra Katz, Danny Brown, Ben Mendelson, Kelela, Jehnny Beth, Hypnotic Brass, Junior Dan, Shaun Ryder, Mavis Staples, Sidiki Diabete and Noel Gallagher.

In his debut feature, director Denholm Hewlett followed the band’s every move for three years, covering the making of two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Humanz’ and ‘The Now Now’, as well as the band’s most ambitious world tour to date encompassing dates across Europe, North America, South America and Mexico, bookended by its own Demon Dayz Festivals in the UK and US. The result is the first ever all-access immersive journey into the world of Gorillaz and its extended family – featuring never-seen footage, where the virtual meets the real – to capture the wondrous chaos of life under the watchful eye of Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals).

GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS will be screened in cinemas around the world on December 16th 2019. Tickets will be on sale on November 27th from rejectfalseicons.com where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theatres.

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records* as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

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

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