BUILT TO SPILL CONFIRM SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER TOUR DATES
Beloved Indie rock hero’s Built to Spill have confirmed tour dates for September and October 2015. Tickets are on sale now.
Built to Spill have been touring in support of the new studio album, Untethered Moon, released this past April 21st, by Warner Bros. Records. Yet again, Doug Martsch & company have created a melodically rich song cycle that weaves memorable guitar textures with thoughtfully crafted lyrical passages open to the listener’s own interpretation. The press continues to embrace each new album with open arms and ears:
“Built to Spill are the AC/DC of indie rock. The album consistently is a testament to Martsch’s perfectionism – and for that, we salute him” – Rolling Stone
WE BANJO 3 FROM GALWAY, IRELAND ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES
GALWAY, IRELAND—The award-winning, Galway, Ireland-based quartet WE BANJO 3 will tour the U.S. this summer with performances at some of the best Irish festivals in the country as well as a handful of club dates.
The group blends traditional Irish Music with Americana and Bluegrass affectionately described as “Celtgrass.” Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo 3 makes a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements of music and song add up to a blazing live show!
POSTÅAL were introduced to each other in a cave. Distant cousins from costal towns on the British south Coast and French Bretagne region, they now put music together in Paris.
ADRIEN REJU POPMATTERS PREMIERES DAVID BOWIE COVER
Woodstock-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju is thrilled to release her new album Strange Love and The Secret Language on August 7th via Zip Records. Strange Love and The Secret Language is a sophisticated and striking collection of unconventional love songs that feature A.C Newman, Marco Benevento and also includes covers of artists Prince, John Cale, Elliot Smith and King Missile.
To get fans excited, PopMatters is currently streaming the David Bowie cover Soul Love which they say “on both musical and lyrical fronts, is a perfect match for the refreshingly atypical love songs that Reju sings on her new record.” Check it out here:
SIMPLE PLAN ARE BACK
Atlantic recording group Simple Plan has announced details of their long awaited new single. “Saturday” – the multi-platinum band’s first new music in almost four years – is available now in the iTunes Store and DSPs worldwide, and can be heard here –http://smarturl.it/streamsaturday. Produced by two-time GRAMMY nominee Howard Benson, “Saturday” heralds Simple Plan’s hugely anticipated new album, set for worldwide release later this year with further details to be announced soon.
“We are extremely excited to finally release a new song for our fans! After spending the last two years writing and recording, we cannot wait for them to hear the entire album new album and to start playing shows everywhere!” says Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier.
ALESSO “SWEET ESCAPE” REMIX
Dutch duo Pep & Rash have flipped Alesso’s striking song “Sweet Escape” and applied their signature uplifting future bass touch. “Sweet Escape” has amassed over 2.5 million plays in just a month and is the latest track from Alesso’s debut album FOREVER, which debuted as the #1 dance album in the country and #10 in the iTunes overall albums chart. Check out the remix below and share.
“GYPSY WOMAN” BY ALEJANDRO MEOLA
Take a listen to another exquisite sounding track titled “Gypsy Woman” from rock & blues composer Alejandro Meola exclusively on Culture Collide today. “Gypsy Woman” is on his new EP, “First Impressions,” releasing to digital stores worldwide and in North America beginning July 15th.
RUDIMENTAL RELEASE NEW SINGLE “RUMOUR MILL”
Global-platinum selling four-piece RUDIMENTAL unveil new single ‘Rumour Mill’ featuring Will Heard and Anne-Marie on vocals, upon the announcement of their 2015 North American Tour, supporting their eagerly awaited sophomore album, “WE THE GENERATION” set for release September 18th through Major Toms/Big Beat. Kicking off September 29th at Webster Hall in New York, the tour will take the band across the states with performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—see full itinerary enclosed. After selling out Terminal 5 just last September, these gigs celebrate their second album release with fans in an intimate setting sure to be packed with energy and emotion that only Rudimental can deliver.
ED ROMAN HEADS TO THE USA IN JULY
Award-winning Canadian indie rock singer/songwriter, Ed Roman has announced his first concert dates in New York City and Philadelphia, PA. Ed will be performing acoustic versions of songs from his eclectic and prolific catalog, including tracks from his latest critically acclaimed album, Letters From High Latitudes. Among the dates, is a July 26th showcase at the legendary NYC club, The Bitter End. Legends like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce and a who’s who of music icons have all performed at the famous venue.
Confirmed tour dates are:
July 25th – Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York, NY; 7pm
July 26th – The Bitter End, New York, NY; 7:30pm
July 27th – Piano’s, New York, NY; 9pm
July 28th – Parkside Lounge, New York, NY; 8pm
July 29th – TBD, Philadelphia, PA
SURIS release their debut album ‘Leap’ this July/August with it’s first single ‘Riverman’ in June. Members, Lindsey and Dave Mackie have written, recorded and produced this song collection with additional help from Samantha Rowe(Jon Lord, Emmylou Harris and Alex Banks) and David Ord. Also included is a cover of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Do what you Gotta Do’.
Lead by Lindsey’s arresting voice, the songs are more dynamic, memorable and richly textured than her 2012 solo album ‘Plaques & Tangles’, yet seductive and at times unsettling landscapes still dominate.
MATT POND NEW ALBUM STREAM
NPR Music is streaming Matt Pond PA’s new album The State Of Gold a week ahead of its June 30 release date. The album will be released on the newly relaunched Doghouse Records, the label known for introducing such artists as The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music and Say Anything. NPR’s Daniel Levin Becker on the album:
NEW BOOK BY WALTER LEITGEB
Guitar and romance usually go hand in hand. When you hear someone strumming a guitar, depending on its tempo, you can imagine a dreamy date under the stars or a charming stroll on the beach. One can even feel lonely when the guitar player plays a tune of a sad sonata. Now, if you’re a newbie guitar enthusiast trying to improve your playing skills, then you might want to consider learning under the wings of Walter Leitgeb through his book entitled “The Guitar Tome.”
This book is a compilation of the things that you can learn about the possible shapes in 12 tone and how they relate to families. The entire fret boards are shown along with positions, so anyone reading it can easily transfer smoothly between positions. Moreover, chords and arpeggio, as well as chord and scale tables, are also listed and named. This shows the mode of possible scales and how both chords and arpeggios fit together. Therefore, knowledge on how to read music is not a prerequisite in order to understand the content of this book.
NEW ALBUM & VIDEO BY INCOLORS
It is time for the most colorful release in this summer. Incolors, the young music project that blurs the lines between sophisticated progressive metal and contemporary popular music certainly released their debut album. After the band’s EP was acclaimed among other by the Metal Hammer Magazine for it’s abundance and creativeness, Incolors’ first full-length album “The Unchained“ is now in stores.
The band also release a video for the song “Last Dance“:
WIDESPREAD PANIC TO RELEASE THEIR 12th STUDIO ALBUM
Seminal band Widespread Panic has announced the September 25th release of Street Dogs, their long-awaited twelfth studio album on Vanguard Records. Panic recorded Street Dogs as a band, live in the studio, for the first time. The result is the most fun the veteran sextet has had making an album, which is apparent upon first listen. Widespread Panic’s large and loyal legions of fans have waited five years, since the release of 2010’s critically acclaimed Dirty Side Down, for a new offering from the group, and the 12 tracks on Street Dogs are sure to reward their patience, and likely turn on a few more.
NATIVE SUNS “LOST” VIDEO
Alt-rock six-piece Native Suns has released a new music video for their song “Lost”. The track, which premiered via Substream Magazine, is the first single from the band’s debut EP Relay. Acquire (release date TBA). The group features Mike Matejick, former guitarist for the Rise Records band Of Machines and is currently managed by The Artery Foundation.
“The video for ‘Lost’ follows the premise of an inner struggle between good and evil,” says Matejick. “It is a literal adaptation of the title itself… a lost soul who can’t give up a part of himself to move forward. We are all lost until we find balance within ourselves.”
MASS BURIAL ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE
Spanish old school death metallers MASS BURIAL have released their sophomore album “Soul’s Necrosis” during the weekend.
The recording sessions were started in the Summer of 2013 but after listening to the final outcome the band was displeased and decided to record it from scratch again. “Soul’s Necrosis”, which was released by Pathologically Explicit Recordings, is an ode to the rotten death metal that will be appreciated by fans of Emtombed, Grave and Dismember.
In the meantime, MASS BURIAL have also announced that they will take the album for some road action during the summer, with an already confirmed slot on a Portuguese Festival which will take place in September.
NEW REMIX SINGLE BY SHIPS HAVE SAILED
This week, Ships Have Sailed premiered their new remix for “Out of Time” on Ladywood.
After the success of their lastest release, Moodswings, the band is releasing a new EP, Re: MIX, with 4 of the top singles from the LP remixed by different DJs. The lead-off single, “Out of Time”, is a remix by Goatmilk – a Swedish music producer currently based in Los Angeles. Originally a rap producer, Goatmilk has since developed a genre-defying spur of the moment style.
DJS FROM MARS IN THE NEW GILLETTE COMMERCIAL “SHAVE FORTH”
Italo-alien duo DJS FROM MARS is now part of an international advertising campaign, being part of the new “Shave Forth” promotional video for GILLETTE:
LARGER THAN LIFE LIVE IN NYC
Cuban-born triple threat, Edvin Ortega, best known for his appearance in season 2 of hit series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, is taking his tribute show, LARGER THAN LIFE to club DROM on June 25th.
LARGER THAN LIFE have been playing their high-energy shows across the tri-state area to crowds of screaming women, and of course, some men. The show features hits, spanning generations of music, from The Beatles, Jackson 5, New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, *N Sync, One Direction, and many more! LTL’s audiences not only appreciate the familiar hits and will sing along to every song, but love how much LTL interact with them. The band has been known to jump into the crowd and pull girls onto the stage to teach them their choreography.
LARGER THAN LIFE will be playing 30 classic pop hits accompanied by synchronized dance routines that will bring many generations back in time to some of their favorite boy band phases, while introducing younger audiences to the classics!
Tickets can be purchased here in advance for $10:
DIABOLICUM NEW SINGLE
With the release of Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows), the imminent new full-length from Swedish industrial black metal misanthropes, DIABOLICUM, now less than three weeks away, today Decibel brings forth the suffering with the bitter resonance of third movement, “Silent Spring.”
Now featuring the ill-omened vocal tidings of Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) breaks the band’s fourteen-year slumber with nine traumatic hymns of disease, distress and psychological torment; a torrent of plagues mirroring the world in which we dwell.
“JUANA” BY BEAZYTYMES
This one has been a long time coming – but it’s well worth the wait. Out today via his own Soundcloud channel, with support from Buygore, Life on Planes, and Subvert for our Summer music series, BeazyTymes releases “Juana,” your new favorite anthem to twist one up to. Combining Beazy’s flare for heaving bass with a deeper aesthetic that lends itself more to the kick-back than the turn-up, “Juana” slaps hard without destroying all in its path — controlled chaos at its finest.
MADONNA’S NEW VIDEO FOR “BITCH I’M MADONNA”
The video features guest stars: Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Chris Rock and Kanye West along with fashion designer Alexander Wang and Madonna’s sons Rocco and David. “Bitch I’m Madonna” is the third video from Madonna’s critically acclaimed 13th studio album REBEL HEART.
INVISIBLE FAMILIARS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “NEW MUTATION BOOGIE”
Invisible Familiars are led by Jared Samuel, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has long made his living playing music and supporting a variety of NYC artists. Samuel retreated to the seclusion of a houseboat docked in Jamaica Bay to write the music and words that would become Disturbing Wildlife. “It was the first time I’d ever spent more than one day completely by myself,” said Samuel, “wondering just exactly what is real and then, ultimately, feeling fine.”