Rock n Roll Consciousness, the new album by Thurston Moore, is set for release on April 28th on Caroline International. The album was recorded with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, The Pop Group) at The Church studios in Crouch End, London and mixed by Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Earth) at Avast! in Seattle, Washington.
Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album. “AFTER LAUGHTER” will arrive everywhere on Friday, May 12th. The GRAMMY Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, “AFTER LAUGHTER,” is available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant grat download of the just unveiled new single, “Hard Times.” “Hard Times” is joined by a dynamic new companion video.
If the opening moments of POLIÇA's new album, United Crushers, leave you feeling unsettled, then Channy Leaneagh has done her job. With her voice pitch-shifted down into an ominous, nearly unrecognizable register, she sings of a post-industrial urban landscape littered with broken promises, a land of poverty and violence that's been rigged against us from the start. Despite all that, though, there is an element of defiance, a refusal to surrender in her delivery of the lyrics. Halfway through that first track, "Summer Please," when her gorgeous true singing voice enters on top of the deep and disturbing baritone, there is a moment of hope and transcendence, and it's the key to unlocking United Crushers, POLIÇA's third full-length release and most ambitious album to date. Even at its darkest, the record is musically the band's most upbeat and celebratory. It is a weapon meant to empower the weak, the forgotten, and the disenfranchised; it's very creation an act of rebellion in the face of the such forces as repression, social injustice, and one's own self-doubt and isolation.
Three Day Music Festival Featuring
Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Leon Bridges, Norah Jones, The Head and the Heart, Father John Misty, Regina Spektor, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Booker T. Stax Revue and More
Spoon’s ninth album and fourth in a row to crack the U.S. Top 10, Hot Thoughts, landed the following week to yet another cavalcade of critical ecstasy: Rolling Stone awarding it a 4-star rating, New York magazine hailing Spoon as "incapable of releasing a bad record” and Entertainment Weekly agreeing the band "couldn’t make a bad record if they tried,” while The Ringer cited "a case to be made for Spoon being the greatest rock band of the 21st century.” Spoon commemorated Hot Thoughts’ release week with a trio of shows in their hometown of Austin TX that were the talk of this year’s SXSW festival.
Taking place July 21-23 at Exposition Park in Downtown Los Angeles, a limited number of FYF Fest General Admission Single-Day passes will be available for $109 plus fees for Friday and $125 plus fees for Saturday and Sunday, on sale from this Friday, April 7 at 12:00pm PDT. A limited number of Weekend GA ($299 plus fees) and Weekend VIP ($549 plus fees) passes are still available and on sale now.
The daily lineup has been announced for the 13th Annual Mountain Jam Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, New York held June 16-18, 2017. A packed lineup will perform on the various stages each day of Mountain Jam 2017 and also inside the Empire State Tap House, a new-for-this-year American craft beer experience (located inside what was known as Colonel's Hall on the Festival grounds).
After a long hiatus, the Squirrel Nut Zippers are pleased to announce their first set of tour dates since 2009 with seven shows being announced this morning. Several festival performances and a longer run in the fall are in the works and will be announced shortly.
Broken Social Scene have released their first new song in seven years. Entitled "Halfway Home," the new song follows the band's critically acclaimed 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record, and is a welcome return from the Canadian collective.
Here's the deal. In 2012, people loved Silver Age (to a degree that surprised me, pleasantly), likewise Beauty & Ruin in 2014 (despite the heaviness of the subject matter, which I thought might be a bit alienating… apparently not. Another pleasant surprise.).
Concentrate is Baby Blue’s fourth single to be released from their debut EP ‘In My Mind’. ‘In My Mind’ will be launched at The Curtin Hotel, Melbourne on May 25th with support from Closet Straights and Swim Team.
Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences from r&b and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms.
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.
3/30 Single Day Passes HERE - Featuring Bob Mould and Immersion
3/31 Single Day Passes HERE - Featuring Mikal Cronin + string and horn ensemble, Wand, Fitted, Laetitia Sadler, Howardamb, Chasms, Noveller and Slows
4/1 Single Day Passes HERE - Featuring Wire, Julia Holter, Mild High Club, Once and Future Band and the Pinkflag Guitar Orchestra
Taking her second full-length album The Altar [Harvest Records] on the road this summer, BANKS announces a June headline tour as well as festival performances at Governors Ball, Firefly Music Festival, and Electric Forest. Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 3 at www.hernameisbanks.com. The tour commences June 2 in Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory and plays major markets across the East Coast and South throughout the month.
Gov't Mule announce the 'Come What May' Spring 2017 headlining tour which will kick off with a very special show at New York City's Central Park SummerStage on May 17th and bring the band's celebrated live
It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.