Category Archives: Press Releases

BROKEN BELLS: “GOOD LUCK” VIDEO NOW LIVE

BROKEN BELLS

“GOOD LUCK” VIDEO LIVE NOW

a sweltering cut… hauntingly timely
– Variance 

The heavy grooving song certainly feels pertinent to our current environment, opening with the lines “The face of evil is on the news tonight/ We see the darkness over light/ But have we really ever lived in better times?”
– Consequence of Sound

[Broken Bells] ponder the bleakness of modern times…  on Soulful new song “Good Luck.” 
– Rolling Stone 

the duo contemplate death and the end of the world over a grooving beat. 
– Billboard 

an upbeat reflective track rooted in the present.
– KCRW’s “Today’s Top Tune” 

Think back, if you can, to September 2019 when post apocalyptic scenarios seemed a little further removed from daily reality, back when “Burton and Mercer… made time to create a masterpiece” (MXDWN) in the form of “Good Luck”…

Well, since then, 2020 has long since said “Hold my beer,” and the ever-prophetic future dwelling duo of James Mercer and Brian Burton, collectively known as Broken Bells, have made a video for that song available in wide release. Previously available exclusively on TIDAL, the “Good Luck” video produced by Ian Blair and directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch and Nelson De Castro, distills the song’s brooding inexorable groove into one young boy’s journey from a troubled existence into the unknown.

In other news, due to the unfortunate mandatory closings of physical retailers, a very limited quantity of the vinyl single is once again available for sale directly via https://brokenbells.kungfustore.com/all-product/good-luck-shelter-7-brk32.html

While we await updates on the third full length Broken Bells album (still in the works), the lyrics of “Good Luck” offer up a welcome and prescient note of optimism for these strangest of times: 

“Where will it end? After the twilight, always a sunrise… Good Luck, my friend… In time, it ends”

WOODKID: New Single and Video “Goliath” Out Now

WOODKID

New Single/Video

“Goliath”

Out Now

WATCH THE VIDEO

French artist WOODKID is coming back in 2020 with his long awaited sophomore album!

7 years after his highly acclaimed first album THE GOLDEN AGE (800K sold worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to only name a few), WOODKID returns with a brand new track “Goliath” out TODAY, April 24th.

During the interim between THE GOLDEN AGE and “Goliath,” WOODKID has kept busy across a range of various creative domains, collaborating with Nicolas Ghesquière from Louis Vuitton, JR for the NYC Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui or Jonas Cuaron to write the original soundtrack of Desierto, and more…

Now, he begins the new chapter that follows THE GOLDEN AGE with “Goliath”: Named after the well-known biblical character, “Goliath” is an epic poem the both carries the listener away and leads them further into the depths of their individual struggles with forces seen and unseen…

“It’s about scale, about toxicity. About these insane industrial machines that represent so well my fear and ambiguous attraction for human madness. Here is the world I have built around Goliath, a world where the dominated can defeat the gigantic, the unbeatable.”  Yoann Lemoine.

For more info please visit www.woodkid.com

WOODKID: New Single “Goliath” Out April 24

Woodkid

New Single

“Goliath”

Out April 24

The wait is finally over.

French artist WOODKID is coming back in 2020 with his long awaited sophomore album. 

7 years after his highly acclaimed first  album THE  GOLDEN AGE  (800K  sold  worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to only name a few), WOODKID returns with a brand new track “Goliath” due for release on April 24th.

During the interim between THE GOLDEN AGE and “Goliath,” WOODKID has kept busy across a range of various creative domains, collaborating with Nicolas Ghesquière from Louis Vuitton, JR for the NYC Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui or Jonas Cuaron to write the original soundtrack of Desierto, and more…

Now, he begins the new chapter that follows THE GOLDEN AGE with “Goliath”: Named after the well-known biblical character, “Goliath” is an epic poem the both carries the listener away and leads them further into the depths of their individual struggles with forces seen and unseen…

For more info please visit http://woodkid.com/

“I think this is all about my dangerous fascination for power and scale. 

About the massive challenges I’ve had to face in the past years and the growing feeling of insecurity facing the weight of things I have built over time.

I made my first album thinking I knew everything. I made this one realizing I knew very little. I composed this record as an acceptance of my fragility, of my wrong decisions, to reach light, as an intimate remedy, somehow. Here is me, probably not as strong as I pretended to be.

Maybe this is about all forms of toxicity, about environment, maybe it’s about the speed of information and the furiousness of the music industry, maybe it’s about how I’m trying to find my own peace and temporality through it.

It’s definitely about the individual and collective responsibility in the creation of the monstrous and how to hopefully defeat it. Here is the first song of this piece. It obviously refers to the myth of David and Goliath. I wish it didn’t echo so much with the world situation right now.” —Yoann Lemoine

EOB (ED O’BRIEN): EARTH OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

EOB: EARTH 

OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! PERFORMANCE TO AIR APRIL 23RD

Even though Earth has been in the oven for several years, it feels especially suited for our present moment… Earth is warm and open; it’s a summer-weather record coming out at a time when we’re stuck indoors. Where Radiohead often pulls you to dark and esoteric corners of our modern dystopia, Earth takes you by the hand and brings you outside into the sun. 
– GQ

It’s a treat for the ears, filled with strong instrumental performances and lush arrangements. 
– Wall St Journal

Seven years in the making, Ed O’Brien of Radiohead is proud to finally release his debut album under the EOB moniker: Earth; out today on Capitol Records across all digital and physical platforms. Physical configurations of Earth are available at https://EOB.lnk.to/storePR – including 180 gram 12” vinyl LP and CD versions, and more. Streaming and downloads can be found here: https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR.

The story of Earth begins in Brazil, where O’Brien relocated with his family just after Radiohead’s 2012 tour supporting The King of Limbs—specifically Carnivale in Rio in 2013, where Ed’s chance attendance proved life altering: “Truly the greatest show on Earth,” Ed recalls in a letter to fans. “An explosion of light, melody, rhythm and love… For me, one of those musical eureka moments.” 

Reinvigorated and brimming with new inspiration, Ed began recording immediately upon his return home to Wales. Handling vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and programming, Ed enlisted the help of legendary music producer Flood, with assistance by apprentice turned master Catherine Marks.

Three decades in Radiohead had instilled in Ed a high standard for musical collaborators. So it was that Earth’s songs were brought to life by a diverse and stellar array of musicians including an appearance by O’Brien’s Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood, Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, drum legend Omar Hakim, masterful bass player Nathan East, Laura Marling, David Okumu of The Invisible, Adam ‘Cecil‘ Bartlett, Richie Kennedy, and Marcelo S. Silva.

A masterful collection of vibrant, colorful songs with occasionally dark undertones, Earth is a confluence of grim realities processed during everyday life in Wales, refracted through the kaleidoscopic, optimistic lens of Ed’s time in Brazil. Earth’s release week will culminate with the first ever network television appearance of EOB on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, April 23rd. In a performance pre-recorded during Ed’s February visit to Los Angeles, EOB performed Earth opener and first single “Shangri La,” in a live configuration featuring Dishan Abrahams, Hinako Omori, Ross Chapman, and Alvin Ford Jr..

Earth’s release has been preceded by multiple warmly received advance offerings, including the Top 10 AAA single “Shangri La” (“shimmies with elastic Arthur Russell-ian movement before going full-on Brit pop guitar, complete with handclaps”—NPR Music), “Brasil” (“a nine-minute shapeshifting epic”Stereogum), “Olympik” (“Psychedelic ear worm”—Rolling Stone) and “Cloak of the Night” (“beautiful…simple and heartwarming”—Consequence of Sound). 

“These songs were created in a spirit of love, with the best wishes for a global community,” Ed says. “It’s my sincere hope that during these strange and difficult times, some people might find a little light and consolation in them.”

THOM YORKE: TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES U.S. DATES RESCHEDULED

THOM YORKE

TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES U.S. DATES RESCHEDULED

Photo credit: Sean Evans @deadskinboy

The 2020 leg of Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes world tour has been rescheduled to the fall. Tickets for original dates will be honored at those same cities and venues, with the exceptions of Fairfax VA (moved to Washington DC), Chicago (venue changed), and St. Paul MN (canceled). Fairfax and Chicago ticket policies can be found at https://www.wasteheadquarters.com/schedule/thom-yorke, while refunds for St. Paul will be available from point of purchase.

For a full updated itinerary, see below.

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes live shows feature Thom, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri performing songs from Thom’s solo and Atoms For Peace catalogues, including his current, GRAMMY-nominated ANIMA album and Suspiria soundtrack.

THOM YORKE
TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES
Rescheduled U.S. Dates

September 27, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
(originally March 28 at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA)

October 2, 2020 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall    
(originally March 30) 

October 3, 2020 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom    
(originally March 31)

October 4, 2020 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
(originally April 1)

October 6, 2020 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre*
(originally April 4 at United Center)

October 11, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre    
(originally April 13)

October 13, 2020 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium    
(originally April 16)

October 19, 2020 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
(originally April 8)

*NEW VENUE

April 5 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN is canceled.

GORILLAZ: Song Machine ‘Aries’ ft Peter Hook and Georgia Out Now

Song Machine
Season 1 Episode 3

‘Aries’
ft Peter Hook and Georgia

WATCH NOW!
gorill.az/s1ep3

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE
‘cause I feel so isolated without you
I can’t play a happy tune on my own
So stay by my side
High or low tide

Aries is the third episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. Featuring the legendary Peter Hook on bass, with alt-pop singer and producer Georgia on drums, Aries sees our virtual heroes capture much of the current mood with a soaring affirmation of human connection. Watch Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgiahere NOW!

We last saw 2DNoodle and Russel when they visited Lake Como, via a Kong Studios portal, while accidentally (or not) leaving bandmate Murdoc behind. Aries now picks up with Murdoc inviting longtime bandmate and rival 2D on a trip for some quality frenemy time, with a little truth serum on hand for the ride…

Gorillaz guitarist Noodle said – “Highly impatient and competitive, many Aries have the fighting spirit of your mythological ruler.”

With last week’s message from Murdoc Niccals, the band assured fans that the Song Machine remains ON… And now they are inviting the bold and the brave to escape the unreality of lockdown and Get Lost With Gorillaz as Murdoc2DNoodle and Russel, drawn to various locations around the world, send back regular reports from the splendidly real confines of virtual isolation.

And G Club is the band’s new virtual meeting space where social distancing does not apply, sign up here.

Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here.
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here.

Follow Song Machinehere to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.

Follow Get Lost With Gorillaz on your chosen platform here.

Join G Club here

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:
Download high res press image here: https://we.tl/t-FTcRxZUHws

About Gorillaz:
Virtual band 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 achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, 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.

EOB (ED O’BRIEN): “CLOAK OF THE NIGHT” SONG & VISUALIZER OUT NOW

EOB
“CLOAK OF THE NIGHT”
SONG & VISUALIZER OUT NOW

DEBUT ALBUM EARTH OUT APRIL 17 ON CAPITOL RECORDS

TIME CRISIS WITH EZRA KOENIG APRIL 12

Pre-Order Earth at https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR

And I know that this time entails, 
No fear, let love prevail.

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien is proud to unveil “Cloak of the Night,” a quietly stunning acoustic duet with Laura Marling from his debut album under the EOB banner, Earth (Capitol Records). Closely following last week’s release of Earth track “Olympik”—hailed by Rolling Stone as a “psychedelic earworm” and by Stereogum as a  “spaced-out party-rocker that seems like it will result in some incredible extended jams in the live setting”—“Cloak of the Night” is both Earth’s closing number and final song to be revealed before the album’s April 17 release.

This Sunday, April 12th,  a very special episode of Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig will feature Ed and Ezra in conversation. Recorded during Ed’s February visit to Los Angeles, the episode will air on Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1 on Sunday at noon PDT/3pm EDT and can be heard here: apple.co/ezra. After that window, it will be available to Apple Music subscribers.

Physical configurations of Earth are available for advance purchase at https://EOB.lnk.to/storePR and include an exclusive transparent red vinyl LP, standard 12” vinyl LP and CD versions, and more.  New pre-orders will include an artcard personally signed by Ed.

Digital pre-order and pre-saves are also possible now, and fans who do so will instantly receive “Cloak of the Night,” “Olympik,” “Brasil” and “Shangri-La.” For further details, go to https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR.

METALLICA: All Within My Hands Foundation COVID-19 Response

All Within My Hands COVID-19 Response

All Within My Hands Donates For Covid-19 Relief

In the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever.  All Within My Hands is reaching out with four grants totaling $350,000 to organizations dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

Feeding America

Earlier this week, we told you about Feeding America’s recently launched COVID-19 Response Fund as they continue to work with their network of local food banks reacting to the specific needs of individual communities.  As the need continues to grow, our local food banks are suffering from a lack of volunteers, donations and food distribution assistance from their normal channels. AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund, read more about the response here:  https://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action/coronavirus.

Direct Relief

As of last week, Direct Relief has responded to 22 countries, providing more than 40 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the front lines.  Direct Relief will continue to expand and diversify its efforts as the secondary effects of this pandemic on the healthcare system become more evident.  Direct Relief is in constant collaboration and communication with allies in the battle to manage this outbreak through its relationships across global, international and national agencies such as the WHO, the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the CDC, ASPR, State Offices of emergency management, etc.  AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund, read more here:  https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/coronavirus-outbreak/

Crew Nation

As you all know, Metallica’s live shows—all live music in general—would not be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes.  As COVID-19 puts the entire live music industry on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who make their living show-to-show.  Our partners at Live Nation have committed $10 million to their Crew Nation initiative, contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million donated by artists, fans and employees.  We’re happy to pledge $100,000 to this fund to help those who make it all happen for us year in and year out on the road.  Read more here:  https://www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation/

The USBG National Charity Foundation

In addition to the hard-working crews who support us on tour, we rely heavily on the worldwide hospitality industry.  As restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, bars and other food and beverage providers have been forced to close or shift to delivery/pick-up operations, hundreds of thousands of workers are suddenly without jobs.  We’re pledging $50,000 to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers in need of financial assistance.  Read more here:  https://www.usbgfoundation.org/covid-19-response

One Final Note

As the COVID-19 pandemic has sent us retreating to our homes, Metallica has launched the “Metallica Mondays” streaming series: Each Monday at 5:00 pm PST they’ll broadcast a full concert from the Metallica video archives directly to your couch via Facebook Live and YouTube.  Generous donations to AWMH from fans enjoying the weekly series have already amounted to $15,000 and we’ll continue to raise funds during the weekly streams to support those impacted by COVID-19.  More info here: https://www.metallica.com/news/2020-03-27-metallica-mondays.html

We know this is the hardest of times for many of you, but if you would like to support any of these organizations, please feel free reach out directly to our incredibly dedicated partners as the needs are very wide-ranging; every dollar helps.

EOB (ED O’BRIEN): NEWEST ADVANCE TRACK “OLYMPIK” NOW AVAILABLE

EOB
“OLYMPIK”
NEWEST ADVANCE TRACK FROM SOLO DEBUT FROM RADIOHEAD’S ED O’BRIEN

EOB Earth out April 17th on Capitol Records

Watch the visualizer for Olympik HERE

“All our lives played out so
Intersect in the greatest flow 
Every sight, every sound 
And everything that goes around
kaleidoscope will start to spin
Shaking up all the mess we’re in 
Gonna shake it up, all the mess we’re in…”

Currently recovering at home and wishing the best for the safety and health of all, Ed O’Brien is grateful to unveil “Olympik,” the latest advance offering from his debut album under the EOB moniker, Earth, still on track for an April 17th release via Capitol Records. https://EOB.lnk.to/OlympikPR

Preceded by first official single “Shangri-La” and the “shapeshifting epic” (STEREOGUM) “Brasil” and its accompanying sci-fi short film, “Olympik” is the third song from Earth to be released in advance of the album. Bristling with “electro energy” (MXDWN), “Olympik” is anchored by a lockstep groove courtesy of Omar Hakim (Drums) and Nathan East (Bass). Ed’s unmistakable voice and guitars float ethereally atop the mix, with additional programming by Flood, Catherine Marks and Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett, percussion and programming by Richie Kennedy, and guitar from David Okumu adding and combining textures to mesmerizing effect. 

“Olympik” was written by Edward O’Brien, co-produced by Flood and Catherine Marks, engineered by Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett with additional engineering by Richie Kennedy, and mixed by Alan Moulder.

Physical configurations of Earth are available for advance purchase at https://EOB.lnk.to/storePR including an exclusive transparent red vinyl LP, standard 12” vinyl LP and CD versions, and more. Digital pre-order and pre-saves are also possible now, and fans who do so will instantly receive “Olympik,” “Brasil” and “Shangri-La”: https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR

For further information, please visit eobmusic.com

FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES

FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES

Foo Fighters have rescheduled the remainder of their April/May Van Tour 2020.

For a full listing of the rescheduled Van Tour dates, see below. Tickets for the original shows will be honored for the corresponding new performances. 

For further information, please continue to check in at foofighters.com from the safety of your homes—we want to rock with each and every one of you when we get back out there!

FOO FIGHTERS VAN TOUR 2020
RESCHEDULED SHOWS

Previously scheduled for 4/12/2020
NEW DATE 12/5/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Phoenix

Previously scheduled for 4/14/2020
NEW DATE 12/3/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Santa Ana Star Center
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/ABQ

Previously schedule for 4/16/2020
NEW DATE 12/1/2020
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/OKC

Previously scheduled for 4/18/2020
NEW DATE 10/17/2020
WICHITA, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/WKS

Previously scheduled for 4/20/2020
NEW DATE 10/9/2020
KNOXVILLE, TN 
Thompson-Boling Arena
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/KTN

Previously scheduled for 5/10/2020
NEW DATE  10/15/2020
GREEN BAY, WI
RESCH CENTER
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/GBWI

Previously scheduled for 5/12/2020
NEW DATE 10/7/2020
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
VAN ANDEL ARENA
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/GRMI

Previously scheduled for 5/14/2020
NEW DATE 10/13/2020
CINCINNATI, OH
HERITAGE BANK CENTER
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Cincy

Previously scheduled for 5/16/2020 
NEW DATE 10/5/2020
DETROIT, MI
LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Detroit

Previously scheduled for 5/18/2020
NEW DATE 10/3/2020 
CLEVELAND, OH
ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/Cleveland

Previously scheduled for 5/20/2020 
NEW DATE 10/1/2020
HAMILTON, ON
FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE
https://FooFighters.lnk.to/HON