“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”
On a literal level, the video is about being lost at a house party and surrounded by couples when your own relationship has fallen apart. Digging deeper, it’s set in the same place as the song, that point when you feel so alone and you're reaching out but they're not reaching back. It’s desperate
In the wake of the May 5th release of their “call the police”/“american dream” single and May 6th Saturday Night Live performance of those songs, and having sold out their latest seven-night residency at New York’s Brooklyn Steel in 10 minutes, LCD Soundsystem now confirm details of their long-awaited fourth album and accompanying world tour including a five-night residency at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium November 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2017.
It’s been 20 years since Everclear released their 1997 multiplatinum smash So Much For The Afterglow, yet the album remains a beloved fan favorite, and continues to inspire new generations of musicians & fans today. Bolstered by the record’s enduring popularity, Everclear are about to embark on a highly anticipated tour celebrating its milestone anniversary, with plans to perform the album front to back, including some tracks the band has never played live.
Foster the People has announced that its forthcoming third album, Sacred Hearts Club, will be released on July 21 via Columbia Records. The 12-track album is available for pre-order now HERE and will be available physically, digitally and on vinyl. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of lead single “Doing It For The Money”, which has reached Top 15 at Alternative Radio, “Pay the Man” and “SHC,” which were all recently revealed as a bundle entitled III. The band has also unveiled a brand new merch store today featuring special packages that include the new album.
Tegan and Sara announced plans to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their fifth studio album, The Con, with a special North American tour. They will perform acoustic and intimate arrangements of all 14 of the album's songs, followed by a selection of fan favorites.
"I feel like I’ve got a fire in my belly with this record,” says Kieran Shudall, almost straight away. “Now, I want us to be the biggest and the best. I want to headline festivals. Whereas with the first one I was a bit more like, ‘Oh I’ll take it as it comes, and see what happens…
London-based rock band, Wolf Alice releases their brand-new track "Yuk Foo". The track, produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and mixed by Tom Elmhirst, is the first song off of their upcoming sophomore album entitled Visions Of A Life, which is set for release September 29th, 2017 via Dirty Hit/RCA Records. The band has also released a lyric video to accompany the new track.
In the wake of the release of its “Call the Police”/“American Dream” single and in anticipation of its forthcoming fourth studio album, LCD Soundsystem has confirmed an encore residency at Brooklyn Steel.
Los Angeles-based indie pop group Smallpools released a new single,"Million Bucks," today via Kobalt Music. The single is the first off their forthcoming EP, THE SCIENCE OF LETTING GO, due out on August 4th, 2017.
Elektra recording group Saint Motel has announced details for their fall headlining tour. The cross-country trek kicks off at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, on October 27 and continues through November. General on-sale begins Friday, June 9 at 10am PT. Known for their inventive live shows, the band will be revealing special concepts planned for the tour as well as the support act shortly.
Fool's Gold continues their ten year anniversary celebrations with the international expansion of their DAY OFF festival, adding Montreal, Paris and London dates alongside Los Angeles, Atlanta and their New York hometown.
Already on his way to becoming one of 2015’s international crossover-stories, Gavin James is a 22-year-old artist who grew up in a Dublin suburb. The son of a postman, music was arguably in Gavin’s blood: his maternal great-grandparents were both famous Irish Opera singers. James began playing guitar at age eight. After years of playing Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin covers in the garden shed, he joined a band while in his teens and, upon drawing the short straw, was drafted as its singer.
Hailing from Fresno, CA, Zee Will is a 25-year-old rapper that is bridging the gap between poetic delivery and raw performance to create the total package. Growing up closely with his eight other siblings
Wild Belle, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Nick Hakim to perform in Museum’s outdoor Nature Gardens, with KCRW DJ Anne Litt, VOOMZ, and DJs Victoria Rawlins and Nina Tarr; special pop-up dinner hosted by Journeymen L.A. chef David Wilcox, and talks digging in to L.A.’s culinary history.
An exceptional lineup of speakers and musical acts will help inspire and motivate attendees throughout the daytime conference, sunset gala, and evening concert. Distinguished speakers include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, AME Church leader Jackie Dupont-Walker, and Tom Steyer, philanthropist and Founder of NextGen Climate. There will be an exclusive DJ set by Moby in the evening, followed by a concert headlined by Neon Indian.
Bomba Estéreo was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 2005 as a pilot project led by the musician and audio-visual artist Simon Mejia with singer Li Saumet for recording their first album "Vol 1". In 2008, Bomba Estéreo launched its second album, "Explode". This work was published in 8 countries and gave international visibility thanks to the success of their single "Fire". Thus opening an important window to the international market offering the possibility to play different scenarios United States, Asia and Europe. In 2010, Bomba Estéreo was awarded "Best New Band In The World" by MTV Iggy. In 2012, Bomba Estéreo released their third album, "Tropical Elegance" which takes the band to another level, making his first tour of Africa, a Grammy nomination Glatin for "Best Alternative album" and the award for "Best band of 2012" iTunes Latino. Bomba Estéreo launches in 2015 its fourth album, "Dawn", under the label Sony Music US Latin. This album, produced by Ricky Reed increased the international prestige of Bomba Estéreo, reviewed by major international media and critically acclaimed. The album gave him two nominations for the Latin Grammy for "Best Alternative Album" and "Record Of The Year" for his single "Fiesta" in collaboration with rapper and actor Will Smith, with whom the band performed at the ceremony Grammys in November 2015. And, in addition, had a nomination for "Best Latin Album, Rock, Alternative or Urban" on GRAMMY Awards. Dawn in 2016 received gold record for sales in Colombia.
Hoops, a Bloomington, Indiana based four-piece, conjures the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer nights - both in name and sound. Not named for the sweltering blacktop accompaniment, nor the waist-slinging hobby, but for hoop houses in the greenhouses where founding member Drew worked in high school. All told, Hoops began as Drew's solo ambient project. Over the course of 2014's (particularly sweltering) summer in Bloomington, Hoops naturally filled out into a four-piece lineup featuring; Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter, Keagan Beresford, and James Harris.
Norway’s Sløtface have a live-wire energy and introspection beyond their years. Led by vocalist Haley Shea with guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy and Halvard Skeie Wiencke on drums, the band has announced their highly anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out set for release September 15 via Propeller Recordings.
Synth-pop pioneers OMD return with their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone. The LP is out September 1st on White Noise Records.
Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore is celebrating the release of their acclaimed fifth studio album with a wide-ranging storm of international activity. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, “AFTER LAUGHTER”
Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in History: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apt on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where their genius would take them but take them it did…
Fresh off the release of her keenly anticipated new single ‘Low Blows’ and announcement of her forthcoming debut album, Australian artist MEG MAC is pleased to announce that she will be returning to the United States this summer to tour.
i find it's most therapeutic for me to make a song about it. what's even more redeeming is that nowadays when i release a song, an open-minded & constantly growing group of people from all around the world (who have come together over my music & call themselves the dreamers)
In 2015, Courtney released his first track as a solo artist, "Glitter & Gold", which received radio play on BBC Introducing Suffolk and by BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggert and led to an appearance at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter the following year. "Glitter & Gold" also reached #1 on the UK Spotify Viral Chart, and #2 on the iTunes Alternative Chart.
Born in Los Angeles, Dear Boy wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. Tracked by Chad Bamford (Spiritualized) and mixed by Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), the DEAR BOY EP was released in September, 2013.
The mania of romance and domestic bliss sparked the songs of Keepers. However, the scope of the album and depth of its production were fueled by the urgency and empowerment of a songwriter with both everything and nothing to lose.
Tei Shi will kick off a run of US tour dates tomorrow, playing two nights of sold out shows at Brooklyn's Rough Trade. The New Yorker notes, "The spindly compositions that Valerie Teicher records as Tei Shi are fierce in their modesty, making spare use of whispered high notes and loud screams for a well-studied blend of Janet and Gwen." She'll go on to play Boston, DC, Camden as well as Field Trip Music & Arts Festival in Toronto and Cayuga Sound in Ithaca, NY.
Presented by 89.9 KCRW, the colossal two-day, music, food and art festival will take over Downtown Long Beach's beautiful waterfront Marina Green Park the weekend of September 30-October 1, 2017, with influential alt-rock trailblazers Ween and Sleater-Kinney headlining Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
LCD Soundsystem will return to Sasquatch! Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend for the first time since their famed 2010 performance. The beloved New York band will step into the headlining slot on Friday, May 26th, replacing Frank Ocean
Nashville's own alt-rock five piece Moon Taxi has released new single "Two High," which was produced by the band's lead guitarist Spencer Thomson and aired initially on Sirius XM's Jam On earlier this week
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.