“… returned to their youthful passion without losing a step… it is nice to have you back, ladies.”—THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Luscious Jackson will finally play its first show in the borough that the band”s Jill Cunniff and Gabby Glaser call home. The triumphant roll that began with the release of the Magic Hour album last fall continues with a November 22 date at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
The Bell House date is the latest news in the wake of the Cunniff, Glaser and Kate Schellenbach”s Magic Hour album, released last November on the band’s own City Song label (on sale at iTunes or http://www.LusciousJackson.us). Magic Hour has seen a uniformly excellent reception including raves from ROLLING STONE (“Luscious Jackson were to New York freestyle dance pop what their online casino cohorts the Beastie Boys were to hip-hop… Welcome back, ladies”), THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (“Listening to Luscious Jackson… is like a night out hitting the clubs in New York City: a rock riff here, reggae grooves there, some sugary pop, and plenty of low end. All in all, a good time, and plenty eclectic”), and many more. Luscious Jackson’s live debut along the Gowanus is the latest live event in a run including a November 18 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and rapturously received live shows in Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles—a show that had THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER raving that the band had “… returned to their youthful passion without losing a step… it is nice to have you back, ladies.”
Damon Albarn will be making his way from Governor’s Ball to Bonnaroo this June and is pleased to confirm some new U.S. stops in between. In additional to his previously announced festival dates, Damon will headline New York’s Irving Plaza followed by stops in Boston, Baltimore, Raleigh and Atlanta. A limited number of Damon Albarn VIP packages will be available for these dates, visit damonalbarnmusic.com for details on these and general on-sale dates.
Tomorrow, Damon’s first ever solo record Everyday Robots will hit stores and digital retailers across the country. Reviews have already started to roll in, all hailing this intensely beautiful and deeply personal solo debut from one of the most innovative and respected musical voices of this or any era:
“All of Albarn’s musical obsessions are present on his revealing solo debut… The results can often recall Seventies Eno at his most meditative and Village Green-era Ray Davies… With a restless innovator like Albarn, where you’re going always matters more than where you’ve been.”–ROLLING STONE, 4 Stars
“a dark, compellingly insular album-bracing in its honesty, a bit haunted in its arrangements, vividly fragmented in the way that memory can be. It’s the sound of a man who has many regrets but doesn’t really regret any of them.”–GQ
“a refreshing, richly dense, heart-stopping moment of quiet panic, slow-burning over acoustic plucks and fluttering with washes of uncanny ease…Taking a trip down the rabbit hole with Damon Albarn playing in the background makes one thing clear: diversity has always been his sole consistency, and in that respect, I hope he never stays the same.”–CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“Everyday Robots is without a doubt the most personal album in Albarn’s long and incredibly varied career. Its songs have a collage-like texture that make them feel like hand-pasted scrapbook pages-the sound of long-dormant memories rustling suddenly back to life.”-PITCHFORK
06/06/14 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival 06/08/14 – New York, NY — Irving Plaza 06/09/14 – Boston, MA — Royale 06/10/14 – Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live 06/12/14 – Raleigh, NC — Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 06/13/14 – Atlanta, NC — Fox Theatre 06/14/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
OFFICIAL “HEAVY SEAS OF LOVE” VIDEO, DIRECTED BY DAMON HIMSELF WATCH HERE
“All of Albarn’s musical obsessions are present on his revealing solo debut… The results can often recall Seventies Eno at his most meditative and Village Green-era Ray Davies… With a restless innovator like Albarn, where you’re going always matters more than where you’ve been.” – ROLLING STONE, 4 Stars
“Everyday Robots is without a doubt the most personal album in Albarn’s long and incredibly varied career. Its songs have a collage-like texture that make them feel like hand-pasted scrapbook pages-the sound of long-dormant memories rustling suddenly back to life.” – PITCHFORK
“Albarn’s complicated relationship with technology has produced some highly interesting MP3s” – BUST, 4 Stars
“one of the alternative era’s most ambitious and consistently rewarding survivors… Everyday Robots is a powerfully human turn… brilliant musical reverie.” – JIM DEROGATIS (WBEZ)
Next week will see the release of Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots, the first-ever solo album by the beloved frontman of Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, and progenitor of possibly the most eclectic group of musical collaborations on both sides of the Atlantic.
Also, fresh off of Damon’s iPad is the latest video accompaniment for Everyday Robots track “Heavy Seas of Love.” Shot entirely by Damon himself and edited by Matt Cronin, the video shows the creation of a world formed entirely of images captured from places visited while making the record. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCUfitpIsW8
Last week, The Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of the first-ever “Tribeca Interactive & Interlude: A Music Film Challenge,” created in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company via Genero.tv’s global creative community. From new creators to experienced filmmakers, music film entries that utilized Interlude’s interactive video authoring suite, Treehouse, were received from 29 countries around the world. Jakub Romanowicz of Poland was selected as the winner for his interactive fan video for Damon’s “Heavy Seas of Love”: http://genero.tv/watch-video/38137
Damon Albarn and his band The Heavy Seas will soon head out on a world tour which will include stops at U.S. festivals Governors Ball and Bonnaroo.
The video for “Lonely Press Play” is made up of scenes edited from Albarn’s personal video notebook showing glimpses, moving snapshots and observations collected by him on recent travels. Filmed on a tablet, the video visits Tokyo, London, Dallas, Utah, Colchester, North Korea, Iceland and Devon.
Albarn will play a number of dates this year with a new live band The Heavy Seas, consisting of guitarist Seye, drummer Pauli The PSM, bassist Jeff Wootton and Mike Smith on keyboards. A full itinerary is available below.
The new studio album Everyday Robots is released by Warner Bros. on April 29.
02/28/14 – Manchester, United Kingdom – BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
03/12/14 – Austin, TX – NPR Music Showcase @ Stubb’s BBQ (SXSW)
04/30/14 – London, UK – The Rivoli Ballroom
05/01/14 – London, UK – Great Hall, Queen Mary University
05/03/14 – Murcia, Spain – Festival SOS 4.8
05/05/14 – Paris, France – Alhambra Paris
06/06-08/14 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/12-15/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/27/14 – Beuningen, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
06/30/14 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus
07/01/14 – Hamburg, Germany – Gross Freiheit 36
07/03/14 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/04/14 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07/09/14 – Paris, France – Days Off Festival
07/14/14 – Brescia, Italy – Teatro Vittoriale
07/15/14 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Cavea
07/19/14 – Beccles, United Kingdom – Latitude Festival 2014
“Luscious Jackson were to New York freestyle dance pop what their cohorts the Beastie Boys were to hip-hop… Welcome back, ladies.”-ROLLING STONE
“… like a night out hitting the clubs in New York City: a rock riff here, reggae grooves there, some sugary pop, and plenty of low end. All in all, a good time, and plenty eclectic”-ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser and Kate Schellenbach were the coolest girls in the East Village when they emerged as the eclectic alt-rock group Luscious Jackson… They’re still the coolest.”-PAPER Magazine
Luscious Jackson has confirmed its first shows in more than a decade in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.
The full itinerary including ticket purchase links is below:
The new shows are the latest news in the wake of the band’s Magic Hour album, released last November on the band’s own City Song label (on sale at iTunes or http://www.LusciousJackson.us). Magic Hour has seen a uniformly excellent reception including raves from NPR, ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, a November 18 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and rapturously received live shows at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer and Webster Hall in New York City.
Title Track Video World Broadcast Premiere Tonight on Sundance Channel
A new studio album by Damon Albarn – his first solo record – titled Everyday Robots will be released by Warner Bros. Records on April 29, 2014.
Recorded last year at Albarn’s West London studio 13, Everyday Robots is produced by Richard Russell of XL, with whom Damon produced Bobby Womack’s The Bravest Man In The Universe – and features guest appearances from Brian Eno and Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes).
Led by title track “Everyday Robots”, the 12 songs here invite the listener into Albarn’s world for a genuine ‘one-to-one’ and are the most soul-searching and autobiographical since his musical journey began: a career that started with Blur and spans Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Mali Music, Monkey: Journey To The West, Dr Dee and Africa Express.
The songs’ subject matter is more directly personal than before and is inspired by Albarn’s experiences from early childhood to now, including the trappings of our modern existence, computer games, mobile phones and nature versus technology.
The lead, title track “Everyday Robots” is accompanied by a video directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup that receives its world broadcast premiere tonight on Sundance Channel (10:45PM ET on dual feed cable; 7:45PM PT on DIRECTV and DISH). The film is a digital portrait of Albarn by Throup and uses CGI software and actual cranial scans and facial reconstruction techniques to explore and reveal the process of building a uniquely personal portrait of an artist and individual.
Throup also creatively directed the visual concepts for the single and album artwork, as well as shooting Albarn for the album cover image.
Damon Albarn is confirmed to appear at The Governors Ball Music Festival taking place June 6-8 on Randall’s Island in New York City with a band including guitarist Seye, drummer Pauli The PSM, bassist Jeff Wootton and Mike Smith on keyboards.
Everyday Robots will be available as a digital download, CD and 12″ vinyl.
The full tracklisting is:
1. Everyday Robots
3. Lonely Press Play
4. Mr Tembo
6. The Selfish Giant
7. You And Me
8. Hollow Ponds
9. Seven High
10. Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11. The History Of A Cheating Heart
12. Heavy Seas Of Love
Nirvana has officially been voted into the Rock and Roll of Fame.
The 2014 ballot marked the first time Nirvana was eligible for nomination, as its debut single “Love Buzz” was released in 1988. This year was also the second time that the public had the chance to vote alongside the artists, rock scholars and music professionals that make up the RRHOF committee.
Reached for comment, Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl had the following to say:
“This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who”s kept Rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”–Krist Novoselic
“For once… I”m speechless. From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to… the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I”d like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today.”–Dave Grohl
Nirvana was formed in 1987 by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. The band”s debut album Bleach was recorded for $606.17 and released on the Seattle-based Sub Pop label in 1989. Nirvana”s sophomore album and major label debut Nevermind was released in 1991 and elevated Cobain, Novoselic and newly recruited drummer Dave Grohl from a critically acclaimed Aberdeen, WA cult band to generational spokesmen who”d unwittingly created a cultural shift and musical touchstone. Rising to No. 1 the world over and ultimately selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind would come to be much more than one of the most successful and influential albums of its or any era. Nevermind returned unaffected rock “n” roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, proving a singular inspiration for fans and musicians for generations to come. To say The workshop focuses on:importance of parental involvement,understanding the reasons why teens crash,understanding your state’s graduated driver licensing laws,identifying what to look for when choosing a vehicle for your teen,importance of parent-teen online drivers ed classes agreement and more! Получайте мновенные сообщения от ваших друзей, экспертов, любимых знаменитостей и самые последние новости со всего мира. that Nirvana”s third and ultimately final studio album In Utero was 1993″s most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. In Utero“s unadorned rawness laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Cobain, Novoselic and Grohl would ever record. And the massive success of Nevermind meant that In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. As such, In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a mantle they”d never seen coming–and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. Since Cobain”s untimely death in 1994, posthumous Nirvana releases have included MTV Unplugged In New York (featuring the recorded debut of live guitarist Pat Smear, originally recruited for the In Utero tour), the Live, Tonight, Sold Out video, the live From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah, the With The Lights Out box set, and expanded 20th anniversary reissues of Bleach, Nevermind and In Utero.
“… like a night out hitting the clubs in New York City: a rock riff here, reggae grooves there, some sugary pop, and plenty of low end. All in all, a good time, and plenty eclectic… the hook-heavy Magic Hour reminds us, at the core they are a dance-pop band not afraid to get sophisticated.”–ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Luscious Jackson were to New York freestyle dance pop what their cohorts the Beastie Boys were to hip-hop… Welcome back, ladies.”–ROLLING STONE
“Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser and Kate Schellenbach were the coolest girls in the East Village when they emerged as the eclectic alt-rock group Luscious Jackson… They’re still the coolest.”–PAPER Magazine
Luscious Jackson’s long awaited Magic Hour is finally here, released today, November 5, on the band’s own City Song label. The record can be purchased at iTunes or
Early response to Magic Hour has been uniformly excellent, with ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, and more singing the new record’s praises, and NPR heralding its release with a FIRST LISTEN preview and a MORNING EDITION profile–the latter can be heard at http://n.pr/Hrk7Ca.
Luscious Jackson will make its first network TV appearance in nearly a decade on November 18, when the band returns to The Late Show with David Letterman.
The first live show in the wake of Magic Hour‘s release will take place a week later, November 23 at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, followed by a December 7 homecoming spectacular at Webster Hall in New York City. Tickets are on sale now at:
“Magic Hour’s sound is timeless but shows its makers’ awareness of what’s happening now… It’s always been fun to dissect the influences in Luscious Jackson’s music because these women are so knowledgeable and skilled at creating unexpected blends. But Magic Hour’s fun really lies in the stories it brings to life.”–NPR
Luscious Jackson’s Magic Hour can now be streamed in its entirety at http://n.pr/1dh69Ok as part of the NPR First Listen series. Magic Hour will be released November 5 on the band’s own City Song label and can be pre-ordered at http://www.LusciousJackson.us,
Luscious Jackson recently confirmed its first network TV appearance in nearly a decade: On November 18, Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser and Kate Schellenbach will return to The Late Show with David Letterman.
The band will also be returning to the stage, with confirmed shows November 23 at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer and December 7 at Webster Hall in their native New York City. Tickets are on sale now at:
Luscious Jackson has also premiered the latest video from Magic Hour: “#1 Bum” is showing exclusively at Stereogum.com for the next 24 hours, after which it will join Magic Hour clips “Show Us What You Got,” “So Rock On” and “Are You Ready?”-and classics from previous releases In Search Of Manny, Natural Ingredients, Fever In Fever Out, Electric Honey–at http://www.youtube.com/lusciousjackson
“Luscious Jackson are back and they’re still sounding damn good. We already heard ‘Show Us What You Got,’ and ‘Are You Ready?’ Now there’s another one, ‘So Rock On,’ which sounds like it could have come from their heyday… in all the right ways. The attitude and coolness are still there but the actual production sounds totally fresh”–STEREOGUM
“‘So Rock On’ harkens back to their alt-rock roots with warm harmonies and some reggae-influenced, funky rock.”–NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED
Luscious Jackson has confirmed the first network TV appearance of its recently reunited lineup: On November 18, Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser and Kate Schellenbach will return to The Late Show with David Letterman for the first time in over a decade.
The Letterman booking follows the announcement of Luscious Jackson’s new album Magic Hour, out November 5 on the band’s own City Song label–as well as two inaugural reunion shows: November 23 at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer and December 7 at Webster Hall in their native New York City. Tickets to which are on sale now at:
Magic Hour was produced by Jill and Gabby, with an assist on the song “So Rock On” from old friend Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz. Recently featured in NPR’s All Songs Considered fall preview of the season’s most eagerly anticipated music, “So Rock On” is now streaming at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEkFC2lkLXI alongside Magic Hour tracks “Show Us What You Got” and “Are You Ready?”–as well as LJ classics from previous releases In Search Of Manny, Natural Ingredients, Fever In Fever Out, Electric Honey and more.