Joe Mount hasn't always been the songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist auteur Metronomy fans know
and revere him as today. Eight summers ago, he was – in his own words – “25, constantly drunk, single and
living in London desperately trying to be cool.”
Suburban Light was meant to be a complicated, high-production affair rendered in a major studio. From 1997 until 2000, The Clientele had released a sterling string of 7” singles on several labels—Pointy and Fierce Panda, Elefant and Johnny Kane. These songs were demos, preparations for the smash they knew they’d doubtlessly make. When it finally came time to record that debut, the four post-graduate friends entered expensive studios during off hours. Instead of finding their sound, though, they only found frustration.
When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown”
CALJAM18 will take place October 5 and 6, 2018, returning to Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater for another Friday night camping party followed by another Saturday 12-hour rock extravaganza: More fun, food, sun and sweat, more guitars, and EVEN MORE GOOD TIMES.
Portland-based band Candace crafts dreamy, carefree tracks melding shoegaze, indie rock, and lo-fi. Formerly known as Is/Is, the trio composed of Sarah Rose (guitar/bass/vocals), Sarah Nienaber (guitar/bass/vocals), and Mara Appel DesLauriers (drums/vocals) relocated from Minnesota to Oregon to put their band as first priority. Candace has released three full LPs, most recently being New Future in 2016.
In an effort to keep tickets out of the clutches of bots and scalpers, U2 is implementing Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system to ensure that tickets purchased on November 20th for the band’s North American eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour are purchased by actual fans.
On December 13th, actor Justin Long and CHVRCHES will present A Holiday Variety Show at The Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, a night filled with music and comedy benefiting the Girls Home and No Kid Hungry charities. Tickets are $40 Tickets are $40 and go on sale at 10:00am PST this Friday, November 10th.
Electrifying Liverpool trio The Wombats have announced that they will release their fourth studio album, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, on February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings. The album's first track, "Lemon To A Knife Fight," is streaming now exclusively via The Fader and was the "Hottest Record in the World" on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show.
Los Angeles quartet Warbly Jets have announced they will head back out on the road this month supporting Liam Gallagher on his North American tour, kicking off on the 13th in San Francisco and wrapping on the 30th in Philadelphia, in support of their self-titled debut album out now on Rebel Union Recordings
On the tails of completing the most successful North American run of their storied career, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed a second Stateside installment of the 2018 Villains World Tour. The new dates will begin with a March 21 and 22, 2018 two night stand in San Diego, and run through the end of May, including an April 24 appearance at the Austin 360 Amphitheater—the first QOTSA Austin headline show since 2011 and first time in the area since Austin City Limits 2013.
In the past decade, Cut/Copy has truly become an international act. Touring across the world, headlining massive sold-out shows, and slated on prime slots of prestigious festivals worldwide such as Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, and Lollapalooza in the US; Primavera in Spain, Pitchfork in Paris; Summer Sonic in Japan; and Big Day Out in Australia. They've released four critically praised albums and accumulated more than a thousand tour dates in the process, the great majority of which have been to sold out audiences.
"Lustration" and its accompanying visual are perfect examples of Circa Survive's ability to blend massively ambitious sounds and ideas with an immediacy rarely found in music this unabashedly progressive. In 2017, when unconventional guitar music has been somewhat relegated back to the underground, Circa Survive still trades in big intricate riffs and even bigger concepts, daring to find the balance between grand scope and accessibility.
Third Man Records is proud to announce the release of "The Blackout," a limited edition U2 12" in conjunction with Island Records. The limited edition U2 12" will be available for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 24th.
Y duo comprised of vocalist Alexis Krauss and producer/guitarist Derek Miller - have today shared new track “Rainmaker,” the second single from their forthcoming mini-LP Kid Kruschev due out November 10th, 2017 on the band’s own Torn Clean label.
When the world first met Delicate Steve in 2011, Steve Marion and the band he principled were an artfully crafted fiction. Tasked with introducing Wondervisions, Delicate Steve’s beguiling debut record of highly evocative
The LA-based Atlas Genius are touring in support of their album Inanimate Objects, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best new albums and "a huge leap forward for the band" from their breakthrough debut When It Was Now.
Los Angeles-based indie rock band The Wrecks root from Thousand Oaks, CA. The group consists of Nick Anderson (vocals/guitar), Nick Schmidt (lead guitar), Westen Weiss (guitar), Aaron Kelley (bass), and Billy Nally (drums). Heavily influenced by groups such as The Pixies, The Strokes, Weezer, and Vampire Weekend, this 5-piece isn't afraid to blend undeniably catchy choruses, with self-deprecative, honest lyrics and vocals that pull you right to the center of each song.
In an era in which pop careers require careful planning, Oh Wonder are an anomaly. They're a band formed by accident not design, a duo who didn't intend to play live but spent more than a year touring the world, and a major label act who never saw this being anything other than a DIY project.
“Show You the Way” is the lead single from Drunk, the critically acclaimed third full-length album from Grammy-winning bassist and producer Thundercat, out now on Brainfeeder. The track features Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins and, this summer, the trio performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
St. Vincent’s ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is out Friday on Loma Vista Recordings and today she’s released a third song from the album, called “Pills.” The song features Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. ‘MASSEDUCTION’ was co-produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff.
Danny Parra's career in music has been one of a Renaissance Man. He has been a mixer for platinum recording artist 6lack, mixing "PRBLMS" and "Ex Calling," and has produced, co-written and engineered songs
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have long set the benchmark for big-hearted, idealistic pop songs. On their forthcoming self-released LP, they push beyond their many inspirations and embrace their role as indie-pop heroes in their own right. Showcasing the deft, poetic songwriting of front-man Kip Berman, The Pains’ fourth album is their most confident and accomplished. After three critically-acclaimed records, 2009’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 2011’s Belong and 2014’s Days of Abandon received praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian and Rolling Stone, they have put together a collection of songs that possess a timeless grandeur, deeper and more satisfying than anything the band has done since their now iconic debut.
New York-based singer, songwriter, producer Jon Bellion is the self-made man. Jon’s built a remarkable following by sharing his music directly with listeners, to date he boasts over 500 Million Overall Worldwide Streams. In 2016 Jon released his full-length debut, The Human Condition (Capitol Records/Visionary Music Group), which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 5 and quickly earned a spot on Billboard’s “Best Albums of 2016 (So Far) list.” First single, “All Time Low” was certified Platinum, named NPR’s Top 100 songs of 2016, and skyrocketed into the top 10 at Top 40 radio.
Gov’t Mule never lost sight of where they began. During a break from The Allman Brothers Band in 1994, Haynes and original bassist Allen Woody formed Gov’t Mule with drummer Matt Abts, with whom Haynes played alongside in the Dickey Betts Band.
Marela grew up in Seattle and studied music technology while attending college in Olympia, Washington. She independently released two albums before signing with Jagjaguwar Records, who issued All Around Us in 2015. Alex Somers produced the album.
Rakim Allah, a native of Wyandanch, New York, revolutionised the rap artform during the late 1980s as one half of the influential hip-hop duo Eric B & Rakim. The duo parted ways in 1992 after releasing four popular albums, including the all-time hip-hop classic 'Paid In Full'. After taking a five-year break from music, Rakim returned as a solo artist in 1997 with the album 'The 18th Letter'. He continues to record sporadically.
Charles battled cancer with everything he had. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent treatment. Bradley headed out on the road earlier this year after receiving a clean bill of health but the cancer recently returned, spreading to his liver.
Saturday, October 07th, the vibrant city streets of the LA Art District will fill its pavement with thousands of culturally diverse art and music enthusiasts, for the the inaugural Fresh Coat Mural Festival. The event is located on Colyton between 4th and 5th Avenues, outside the streets of LA's most captivating urban renewal project, The Container Yard (TCY).
Nashville pop/rock band, COIN just announced their North American Tour to kick off at the top of 2018. The national headline tour starts in Fort Lauderdale, FL with stops in major cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. See below for full list of tour dates.
As TOKiMONSTA, California producer Jennifer Lee’s charted a fascinating career over the past seven years, and Lune Rouge is her exhilarating next step. The third proper long-player from TOKiMONSTA is both a logical progression of her sound and a surprising left turn from an artist that rarely ceases to surprise. A smoky, patient, and altogether lovely collection, Lune Rouge mixes modern sensibilities with old-school sounds to make for a heady brew of moonlit music.
Returning to San Diego’s Waterfront Park, the Fall edition of CRSSD will once again host a huge list of some of the scene's most in-demand DJs and live acts such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Chromeo, Cut Copy, MØ, Lane 8, Richie
Formed in Los Angeles in late 2016, The Marías are the psychedelic-soul lovechild of LA native, Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, María. A smooth rendezvous of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs, smoke-velvet vocals and nostalgic horn solos, there’s something undeniably sensual in the group’s dreamlike fusion of jazz, psychedelia, funk and lounge.
It’s less than 48 hours after frontman Dave Bayley has applied the finishing touches to Glass Animals’ second album and he’s contemplating where he and his bandmates found themselves only two years ago. “It’s mad, we were in our friend’s basement playing to four people,” he laughs.
London-based rock band Wolf Alice release new track "Heavenward", which was featured as a Zane Lowe World Record on his Beats 1 show. The track will be included on the band's upcoming sophomore album entitled Visions Of A Life, which is set for release September 29th, 2017 via Dirty Hit/RCA Records.
The New York-based artist Null + Void will make his debut on hfn music with the upcoming album 'Cryosleep', which is combining oldschool vibes with contempoary electronic music and offers a range of unique vocal features.
“The Gate” is essentially a love song, but I say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way,” Björk says of the song. “Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love—but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.”
Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona. In November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will take to the streets again for an East Coast jaunt beginning November 12th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and running through November 18th in Teaneck, New Jersey. The trek features support from Sannhet and includes a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York as part of Knit Ball 2017, a week-long series of shows celebrating the historic venue's 30th anniversary.
The singular event marks the first time the five members will be performing on stage together since Chester passed on July 20th. The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man who touched the lives of so many around the world.
Following the warmly received release of her solo debut, America, Juanita Stein has confirmed an international fall tour. Dates include a support run with The Killers in the UK as well as several headline US dates. Stein will make key stops in Austin, New York City, Philadelphia and Nashville. The Howling Bells frontwoman-turned-solo artist released America on Handwritten Records earlier this summer to critical delight.
Shannon shares "Coast," the second single / video from the album. ICYMI, listen to the first single, "The Moons Detriment." Shannon Lay is currently opening up for Morby on his Fall North American tour
London Grammar have released the video for "Non Believer," the latest track to be taken from the trio’s second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The video follows a busy summer for the band who have played a slew of festivals including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival and many more. The band will head to Australia later this month before returning to the UK for a sold out headline in October.
Bayside has announced The Walking Wounded Tour; a series of US headline shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 3rd full-length album. Their album The Walking Wounded is out now on Craft Recordings.
Following performances of “The Little Things That Give You Away” during encores of several dates on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 (as well as a TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live), "The Blackout” is the second advance offering from U2’s upcoming 14th album Songs of Experience.
Since the release of their groundbreaking record YOUNG, Overcoats have taken 2017 by storm receiving critical acclaim and being hailed as one of the breakthrough acts of the year. The duo came in at number 3 on the NPR Favorite New Artist poll with one listener describing them as "Totally rad ladies with smart lyrics, sweet vocals, and powerful, sometimes-gritty backing music that's kind of dark but very danceable."
Boys Noize announces a set of new dates for the fall, including stops in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Colombia. Expanding his European tour westwards, his live show will make stops in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Mexico City, and more.
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets and a sold-out first show, Morrissey will return to The Hollywood Bowl with special guest Billy Idol to perform a second show on Saturday, November 11th. The first show sold out days after it was announced that the iconic musicians would perform on the same bill at the celebrated Los Angeles venue on November 10th.
Indie-folk duo Radnor & Lee have officially released the second single, "Doorstep," off their forthcoming debut LP, due out November 10. AllMusic praised the track, writing, "Joyful spirituality abounds as their voices blend with layers of acoustic guitar and an organ providing extra punctuation."
Macklemore confirms "The Gemini Tour" in support of his upcoming solo album, his first in over 10 years. The cross-country run of dates will provide fans with their first time to see Macklemore perform his new album. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 11 at 10am local time.
Norway's Sløtface are poised to take over summertime soundwaves both in the US and abroad with the release of their highly anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out September 15 via Propeller Recordings/Nettwerk. Today, the band is debuting a brand new video for their blistering pop punk anthem “Pitted”.
Los Angeles duo Girlpool, comprised of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker, have announced a fall US tour in continued support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Powerplant, out now via Anti- Records. The tour includes dates with Palm, Lala Lala, Lily & the Horn Horse and French Vanilla and festival appearances at The Growlers Six in Los Angeles and Sound on Sound Festival in Austin.
The Regrettes have announced a North American tour with SWMRS and The Interrupters. Kicking off on December 1 in Detroit, the newly announced dates will follow the band's upcoming performances at Riot Fest 2017 and The Growlers Present Festival 6, as well as a U.K. tour with SWMRS this fall.
French dance-pop group Yelle, which is Julie Budet and Jean-François Perrier (aka GrandMarnier), are announcing they’ll take over small clubs across North America with a show specifically designed for the club environment: YELLE CLUB PARTY TOUR.
London-based rock band, Wolf Alice release the music video for their recently released track "Yuk Foo". The track will be included on their upcoming sophomore album entitled Visions Of A Life, which is set for release September 29th, 2017 via Dirty Hit/RCA Records and is available for pre-order now. "Yuk Foo" and new single "Don't Delete The Kisses" will be available as instant-grat upon album pre-order.