PACHA NYC TO CLOSE
PACHA NEW YORK – the nightclub that announced its imminent closure last month after a decade of dominance – is down to its last four nights on earth. The club is making the most of them, with double-bills that maximize every remaining dance floor hour. The lineup captures the club’s rich, genre-fluid history, celebrating everything from Paradise Garage classicism to blue-chip EDM to face-melting techno – sometimes all in one evening.
BASSNECTAR ANNOUNCES BASS CENTER 2016 IN COLORADO JULY 29TH & 30TH
Bassnectar has unveiled plans for Bass Center 2016 – a special experience across two days with limited camping, featuring the most expansive line-up for the event to date, including two extended Bassnectar sets. The packed lineup includes Flux Pavilion, Wu-Tang Clan, Flying Lotus, Porter Robinson, Lupe Fiasco, AlunaGeorge, Minnesota, G Jones, Dabin and Thriftworks. Music inside the stadium is only the beginning – camping villages located outside on the event grounds will provide fans on-site pirate radio facilities, curated food trucks and more. The event was first teased through two limited-run releases of Bassnectar Chocolate bars. Hidden inside 5 bars in each run were Golden Tickets, each granting the holder 2 VIP full-weekend passes (plus camping) to Bass Center 2016.
WOODS NEW SINGLE
On April 8, Woods will release its 9th LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light on its own Woodsist label. Today the band shares the album’s first single “Sun City Creeps” via NPR, plus full album details (see below) and its first batch of tour dates in support of the album, most of which will include openers Ultimate Painting.
BONNAROO’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY LINEUP TO BE REVEALED TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH ON TBS’ CONAN
Bonnaroo today revealed that the much-anticipated announcement of the festival’s 15th anniversary lineup will take place on Tuesday, January 19th exclusively on TBS’ Conan, airing at 11/10pm CT. This year’s edition will once again showcase the far-reaching range of diverse artistry that fans have come to expect, with more than 150 musicians, bands, and comedians performing across 12 unique stages during the world-renowned four day event taking place June 9 – 12 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN.
“BLACK STUFF” VIDEO
Grindstone and Bomani Armah release visuals for their collaborative track “BLACK STUFF”.
“BLACK STUFF” is a rapid-fire, lyrical narrative about the Black experience. It’s fun, political, serious, observant, and intelligent at the same time. The cutting-edge graphic presentation, is also an usual take on revolutionary rap. We are letting you in to the multi-faceted world of Black people in America.
SUNSQUABI NEW SINGLE
Electro-funk aficionado GRiZ and All Good Records have been making waves throughout the music industry – from the holiday fundraiser 12 Days of GRiZMAS to an impromptu live cover of “Hotline Bling” with ODESZA during this year’s Holy Ship! – the Detroit-based collective continues its prolific run with the release of SunSquabi’s 2016 debut, “Squabcat”.
The three-piece live band features Chris Anderson on the drums, Andrew Clymer oscillates between the bass & live synths and Kevin Donohue, a guitar and piano specialist who also leads SunSquabi’s in-studio production. Friends since their youths, the three musicians grew up listening to the same music that continues to inspire them to this day.
DAWN LANDES & PIERS FACCINI ACOUSTIC VIDEO
The two songwriters, Dawn Landes (US) and Piers Faccini (UK) met in 2013 when they recorded a Lead Belly song for Faccini’s cover project, Songs I Love. Later that year, Piers invited Dawn to France to perform in a 12th Century Romanesque Chapel in the remote Cevennes region of the south of France near Piers’ home and studio. Inspired by their first experience of performing together, they met up a few months later to write and record the intimate suite of songs that would become the EP, Desert Songs.
208 TALKS OF ANGELS NEW SINGLE
They have just released amazing Retro-Hard-Rock song “Angle of View” made in collaboration with maestros from “The Who” (Keys by John Rabbit Bundrick) and “Pearl Jam” (Drums by Dave Abbruzzese).
“It was a complicated, but nevertheless, great journey for all of us to play, to record… to create this vintage-like rock song, we again tried to scale another height of essence and power of music, to let it flow through our gist and imbibe our energy and vigor, to approximate the mood and explosive style of the old rock-dinosaurs!” – Vladimir
FRENCH HEAVY PSYCH COVEN SIGN WITH NORDAVIND RECORDS + “THE DEEP”
Nordavind Records is proud to announce the signing of the french heavy psych coven AKASAVA! The band’s debut full-length “Nothing At Dawn”, will be released later this year through the portuguese record label.
“We are really glad that Nordavind Records shown so much interest in us and are interested in releasing our debut album ‘Nothing At Dawn’.”, says Akasava’s frontman, Louis Hauguel. “Our dear worshippers can expect the same dark essence our EP was made of along with a lethal dose of heavy riffing and doomy landscapes. It is going to be exactly who we are: a meeting of lovecraftian madness, lost in dusty cold lands of solitude and melancholia, along with bursts of hope and rage coming staight from the abysses.”
‘OVERCOME’ BY LAURA MVUL
Since catapulting into the limelight with her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Sing To The Moon’ and touring the world, Laura Mvula is back with new single ‘Overcome’. Featuring the legendary Nile Rogers the new single will be released on January 14th through RCA Victor (Sony).
COLOSSUS FALL ALBUM STREAM
A few weeks after the physical and digital release of its debut album, Swiss stoner/sludgecore/metal outfit Colosuss Fall just announced a Limited LP edition of ‘Hidden into details’, coming out on February 27th.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PHOTO EXHIBIT IN NYC
Thirty-five years ago, Bruce Springsteen released his fifth studio album, The River. It’s become one of his best-selling albums and one of his highest certified studio releases. The River is a double vinyl album with a fascinating diametrical emotionality where earnest and reflective tracks sit comfortably alongside playfully invigorating cuts. The album represented a turning point for Springsteen, the man and the artist. Currently, it’s being commemorated by a lavish box set and The River Tour 2016.
Bruce Springsteen: The River Collection
January 22nd – February 9th
Morrison Hotel Gallery
116 Prince Street – 2nd Floor
On January 22nd, Morrison Hotel Gallery in its Soho Loft located at 116 Prince Street will honor this seismic album with a time capsule exhibit and sale, The River Collection. This show will feature photographs by the select few privy to documenting this landmark album, including lensmen luminaries such as David Gahr, Frank Stefanko, Jim Marchese, Joel Bernstein, Lynn Goldsmith and Neal Preston. The collection will be open to the public from January 22st – February 11th. Preceding the official opening will be a private reception on January 21st, sponsored by Macari Vineyards – a family owned and operated winery featuring world-class wines from the North Fork of Long Island. The exhibit will also open in March 2016 (date TBD) at the West Hollywood gallery located in the Sunset Marquis Hotel.
ASIAN-AMERICAN ROCK BAND THE SLANTS’ WIN HISTORIC TRADEMARK CASE
On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Portland, Oregon-based Asian-American dance rock band The Slants have the right to register their trademark. In a decision with national implications on free speech, the appeals court ruled that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office and Department of Justice violated the band’s First Amendment rights.
In a 9-3 vote, the appeals court struck down the “disparagement” portion of the Lanham Act, a 1946 law that allowed the Trademark Office to deny marks that could be considered “scandalous, immoral, or disparaging.”
The Slants’ Simon Tam gives a TEDx Talk on “Losing the Line Between Art & Activism,” which talks a bit of their struggle to define their art vs. activism work:
SHANNON BRYANT NEW ALBUM NEXT MONTH
Shannon Bryant found a different way to put her philosophy degree to good use. Accompanying the singer-songwriter’s effervescent melodies and honeyed harmonies are philosophical ruminations on love, connection and intimacy that, like life itself, offer a balance of sunny optimism and hope along with inevitable bouts of pained heartbreak and disillusionment. The soprano songbird wrote and produced her third adult contemporary-acoustic rock album, “Light,” which will be released February 26 by Belle Estrela Music and serviced to NPR, CMJ, Triple A and college radio stations and specialty shows for airplay. Multiple GRAMMY® winner Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Alanis Morissette, U2, Elton John, Frank Zappa) mixed the ten-track set.
Premiered on radio with Ebro on Beats 1/Apple Music, 21-year-old Chicago emcee/producer Saba shares “GPS,” a vibed-out track which features his father Chandlar and BJRKNC. Saba will be co-headlining Pigeons & Planes x Staple Pigeon’s No Ceilings in NYC at Rough Trade on January 20th.
“Making music with my dad is always an almost unbelievable process,” Saba explained to The FADER in their online streaming premiere. “I remember what it was like watching him in the studio, watching him produce and perform and stuff like that when I was younger and wanting to do that when I got older. It’s a very interesting relationship, I remember when I turned 18, I was in New Jersey with my brother Joseph Chilliams, and our Dad bought us studio time and just basically left us there for a week and wanted an entire project done by the end. Working with him on ‘GPS’ was no different, I feel like he’s always been one of those people continuously pushing me in the right direction musically.”
MR VEGAS NEW VIDEO/SINGLE
World-renowned dancehall-reggae artiste Mr. Vegas is kicking off 2016 hot with the release of his new video, “Dancehall Dabb”.
The “dab” is the latest dance craze that swept the web over this past year. Originating in Atlanta, the new move has made several appearances in countless rap videos, touchdown celebrations, and now, Mr. Vegas has taken the dab and turned it into a dancehall sensation.
‘LAST WILL & TESTICLE’ TAKES ON CANCER WITH HUMOR
LAST WILL & TESTICLE also stars Beth Grant (The Mindy Project), Peter Porte (Baby Daddy), Drew Droege (“Chloe” videos), Sam Pancake (Arrested Development), Tara Karsian (Comedy Central’s Review), Jonathan Van Ness (Funny or Die’s Gay of Thrones), Michael Chieffo (Argo), and so many others.
The series has been described as “hilarious” and “hysterical,” was funded by thousands of dollars raised in just a few days on Kickstarter, and has gotten some love from Carrie Fisher, Livestrong Foundation, Testicular Cancer Society, and others.
If you have a few minutes for some laughs (I hear that’s the best medicine), the first episode is here:
RÜFÜS DU SOL’S NEW ALBUM + SINGLE
ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective is pleased to announce the release of its first ever full-length album from juggernaut Australian trio RÜFÜS DU SOL. Bloom, the band’s sophomore album, comes out January 22nd ahead of what will be a breakout year. The trio recently won the “Best Dance Release” ARIA (Australia’s GRAMMY equivalent) for Bloom’s “You Were Right.” On top of a forthcoming headline tour to be announced soon, they will perform at Coachella and Firefly, the first of many major festival appearances to come.
MURALS SHARE MELLOW, REVERB-LADEN “WATCHING IN THE DARK” VIA SPIN
Formed nearly 10 years ago while in high school the band now known as Murals (Evan Blum, Jacob Weaver, Rob Monsma) have traveled a long road to their debut Full Length LP. After some dips and turns the three core members have landed back in their home town of Louisville, KY. They write record and live in a house on a hill in the not so swank part of town – the type of place that acid trips and all day jam sessions go hand in hand. The results are an ever present body of slow churning psychedelic folk that wouldn’t be so surprising in your hippie dad’s record collection or buried deep in the crates of your headiest record store.
JOHNNY MARR ANNOUNCES U.S. WEST COAST TOUR DATES
Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr has announced a string of U.S. West Coast tour dates. Marr says, “It’s time to take my new thing back to California”. The upcoming U.S. tour dates are as follows:
28TH – Ace of Spades; Sacramento, CA
29TH – The Independent; San Francisco, CA
1st – Strummers, Fresno, CA
4th – Glass House, Pomona, CA
5th – El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
6th – Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
SPACECREAM ALBUM RELEASE
SpaceCream, an acclaimed Rock band from Hollywood, is pleased to present the release of the their debut full-length album, Pterodactyl Sky. Any reviews, interviews, or general coverage of the album would be greatly appreciated!
Pterodactyl Sky is more than a collection of songs; it’s an intellectually charged revival of stellar Rock N’ Roll, told from the point of view of a sex-positive feminist revolutionary. Powered by the formidable vocals of lead singer/songwriter Savannah Pope (hailed as “Ann Wilson in David Bowie’s edition of Rocky Horror Picture Show,”) the album presents an entirely unique, contemporary spin on 1970s Glam, Glitter, and Prog Rock. Engineered at Kitten Robot Studios by LA music pioneer Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, 45 Grave, Elliot Smith), Pterodactyl Sky is peppered with intricate chord progressions and enticing time signatures. Its artful lyrics run the gamut from jurassic extinction and domestic abuse to tantric space exploration and literature.
RALANA “MONEY TALKS” VIDEO
Between New York, Miami, Sweden, Dubai, and Ukraine, Ralana been traveling to record and video shoot her upcoming releases. Ralana says that it has been a lot of hard work – “It took me a while to select and record and video shoot my releases, but I have been cooking up something worth the wait.”
Ralana’s known motto is International Love as she works for the peace and love in the world between all the categories. She also states “I love music, my love started as a kid and I will make music as long as its possible, music is my endless love.”
BONNIE MCKEE KICKS OFF 2016 WITH POP ANTHEM “WASTED YOUTH”
Today, one of the most influential pop writers of the millennium, and artist in her own right, Bonnie McKee premiered her brand new video for her infectious new single and sure-to-be-pop-anthem-of-2016, “Wasted Youth.”
HOLY ESQUE “TEAR”
Holy Esque start their 2016 with the announcement of new single “Tear”, released on a limited edition 7” via Beyond The Frequency. The soaring anthem is taken from the Glaswegian band’s debut album At Hope’s Ravine, out February 26, 2016.
The track is a vital live favorite from Holy Esque and an important track in understanding the band. Singer Pat Hynes says: “’Tear’ is a great example of two of the central themes of the album – darkness vs. light and hope. The song has an emotional weight and looks at the ever-constant fears and woes of everyday life against the hope of something better. It touches on escapism and the pursuit of greater things. It’s essential to the history and make-up of Holy Esque today.”
FRITZ HELDER FORCE OF NATURE DEBUT SINGLE + VIDEO PREMIERE
Azari & III’s Fritz Helder just unveiled the title track “Force Of Nature” as well as the B-Side “Force Of Nature” (The Bad Seed Manipulation) and a brand new music video off his forthcoming debut solo EP, Force Of Nature.
Comprised of six original tracks, Fritz Helder’s Force Of Nature EP will be debuting on September 2, 2016 on London-based label AVSR.Following his recent collaborations with Sydney Blu & Blue Gates, Sinden, Andrea Oliva and fellow band member Dinamo Azari, the performer, vocalist and cultural influencer isn’t wasting any time releasing his debut solo project.
“DIE SLOW” VIDEO
The boys of Inspired & the Sleep are immensely excited to share the Stop Motion Animated video for ‘Die Slow’ created by Australian director Robert Crispe:
The Video took a year to develop and features over 3,700 frames with no post video work.
CARRIE RODRIGUEZ EPK
Acclaimed Austin-based artist Carrie Rodriguez is set to release Lola, the follow-up to her critically lauded 2013 LP Give Me All You Got, February 19 via her own Luz Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. Inspired by 1940s-era recordings of her San Antonio-born great aunt Eva Garza, the bilingual album presents a collection of ranchera-inspired originals by Rodriguez in English, Spanish and “Spanglish,” coupled with Spanish songs written by some of her favorite Mexican composers. Rodriguez will tour widely in support of the album—tour dates to be announced.
ADULT BODIES “GHOSTING”
Adult Bodies, originally a solo side project of Sun Drug Vocalist, Steven Wilkin, was given new life this past year through a synchronistic move which brought him together with young up and coming producer Matthew Kiernan. Together in Steven’s home studio loft, their contrasting styles and musical backgrounds launched the project into new realms of electronica, crossing many sub-genres of dance music and indie.
Adult Bodies debut EP, Solid Colors : Modern Lives, is expected early 2016. Their sound features melodic vocals over dark heavy synths, and driving beats. Moving forward, Adult Bodies will be preparing their live performance. They are planning on releasing more singles in 2016.
BLOOD MANOR, NEW YORK CITY’S PREMIER HAUNTED ATTRACTION ANNOUNCES “BLOODY VALENTINE’S WEEKEND” FEBRUARY 12th THROUGH FEBRUARY 14th
This Valentine’s Weekend BLOOD MANOR located at 163 Varick Street in Manhattan, WANTS TO BREAK YOUR HEART! So FORGET THE ROSES AND CHOCOLATES and MAKE MAYHEM PART OF YOUR VALENTINE’S WEEKEND!
If you thought Halloween was Bloody, wait ‘till you experience the BLOODIEST WEEKEND of the year.
The residents of BLOOD MANOR want to celebrate the “DAY OF LOVE” with you and show you what they mean by “TOGETHER FOREVER.” We don’t think it’s what you had in mind when you said “I DO”!
MOLLY ANNA BAND “THE GUN”
Influenced by ‘90s hard rock bands (think Incubus in their quieter moments) and the raw vocal power of Alanis Morissette and Hayley Williams, Molly Anna’s dark fiction weaves intricate tales of love, self-destruction and extraordinary escape plans: from the scars left by lovers gone wrong to a burnt down house and a flawed alibi…
‘The Gun’ is the follow up to their single ‘Villain’, which they released in October 2015 to raise funds and awareness for Samaritans. The single proved popular – with Sloucher Zine describing it as ‘Gorgeous’ and BBC Introducing saying it was ‘Brilliant.’
CHAIRLIFT DEBUTS FOURTH TRACK “MOTH TO THE FLAME”
Today, Chairlift shares their new song “Moth to the Flame.” Serving as the fourth offering from their forthcoming album Moth, which is now available for pre-order on all digital sales providers (see below), “Moth to the Flame” debuted on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe as a World Record.
BIRD DOG TO SUPPORT RYAN BINGHAM ON U.S. TOUR + NEW SINGLE
Emerging LA-based band Bird Dog have confirmed new tour dates supporting Ryan Bingham on his U.S. tour. The tour will make stops as Madison’s Majestic Theatre, Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts, New York City’s Irving Plaza and more. In addition, Bird Dog is confirmed for this year’s SXSW as well as Bottle Rock Festival. See below for details.
The band’s debut EP Misty Shrub, due January 22 on IAMSOUND Records, is receiving early critical buzz—Paste hails, “It’s this South-Central Americana-meets- Laurel Canyon vibe that first grabs your attention listening to these songs” while NME praises the band’s “impressive harmonies,” and The Wild Honey Pie furthers they’re “dynamic.”
Listen to their single “The Ocean and the Sea” here:
VICTORIA CANAL “UNCLEAR” VIDEO GOING VIRAL
Seventeen year old singer-songwriter Victoria Canal reveals her new video for “Unclear,” off her January 29 EP Into the Pull. With a heartwarmingly honest introduction Canal gives us a glimpse into her life, where memories of simpler times provide comfort from the uncertainties of life. The video, reaching 50,000 views on YouTube in less than a week, is the perfect anthem to begin a brand new year.
FIELD MUSIC NEW SINGLE
“Disappointed” is as straight-forwardly pop as Field Music get, a love story lost in a fog of mismatched expectations. As David, who takes the lead vocal on this one, says:
‘We were consciously embracing the simplicity and directness of the pop music we love, where most of the song is in the chorus and the singing is always right at the front.I’m imagining a couple trying to get together and not quite managing it because they’re a bit older and they’ve already built up complete lives as individuals. Their expectations of what love should be have become too byzantine to let themselves take a risk.’
AMBER ARCADES NEW SINGLE
Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, is pleased to announce her signing to Heavenly Recordings. Today she unveils the dreamy, propulsive first cut from her forthcoming debut album, due in Spring 2016 via Noisey. With a motoric rhythm and ethereal vocals, ‘Turning Light’ was recorded in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit) and is the first music shared since the release of her debut EP, Patiently, last Autumn.
SAUL WILLIAMS “THINK LIKE THEY BOOK SAY”
With the release of his forthcoming album MartyrLoserKing coming up fast on January 29th via FADER Label, Saul Williams shares his newest single, “Think Like They Book Say”, as an instant grat when you pre-order the album. The track features a driving breakbeat, heavy synths and Saul wielding the art of storytelling.
GEORGE FEST “HANDLE WITH CARE” VIDEO LIVE
Produced by Dhani Harrison and David Zonshine, Harrison stated, “I’ve always imagined a small club show where my generation of musicians could cut loose on some of the deeper tracks from his career… So, in a totally new and vibrant way, I once again found myself taking the stage with some of my most treasured musical heroes to the sound of the most familiar music in my life… I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I do. They are some of the best interpretations of my father’s songs I could have ever thought possible.”
GOLDEN DAZE “LOW”
This week the band shares album cut “Low,” a track they say is “like our version of ‘I Believe I Can Fly’.” Stream it over at The FADER.
EMILIE & OGDEN’S MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TEN THOUSAND”
Montreal singer and harpist Emilie & Ogden’s official music video for her track “Ten Thousand” is premiering today on Baeble. The song appears on Emilie & Ogden’s debut album, 10 000, out now via Secret City Records. Watch the premiere here: http://bit.ly/22XGXXG
Additionally, Emilie & Ogden will play a January U.S. tour supporting Half Moon Run, with dates including Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, Denver’s Larimer Lounge and Chicago’s Subterranean.
ADAM GREEN ANNOUNCES ‘ADAM GREEN’S ALADDIN’ VIA NOISEY
Renowned musician and filmmaker Adam Green today unveiled a teaser trailer for Adam Green’s Aladdin, a hyper-sensory, poetic and humorously subversive take on the Classic Arabian Nights tale, written and directed by Green. The movie features a brand new soundtrack album composed and recorded by Green, who will be kicking off a worldwide ‘Aladdin Tour’ concurrent with the film and album’s release in Spring 2016.
MY GOLDEN CALF NEW SINGLE
The band spent 2014 writing and demoing new songs, while playing shows and testing the songs in a live setting. During the first half of 2015, My Golden Calf locked themselves inside their newly-constructed Captain Douglas Studios and recorded the ten new tracks that would become Perfume Brute. They collaborated with renowned engineer Erik Wofford to mix the songs, and mastered the album with Jason Ward,
co-owner of Chicago Mastering.
YUCK NEW SINGLE + ALBUM
Today Yuck return to the fold with the announce of their third album Stranger Things confirmed for Feb 26th and new single “Hearts In Motion” streaming at Noisey now, plus they’ve announced a full US tour.
BIG UPS PREMIERE NEW SONG “NATIONAL PARKS”
Big Ups are pleased to announce the follow-up to their breakout 2014 debut album, Eighteen Hours of Static. The New York four-piece, comprised of Joe Galarraga (Vocals), Amar Lal (Guitar), Carlos Salguero Jr. (Bass), and Brendan Finn (Drums), will release their second full-length, Before a Million Universes, on March 4th in the US via Exploding In Sound Records, and Tough Love in the UK.
DIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER TO PLAY HAVANA, CUBA MARCH 6
International superstars Major Lazer—the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—will play to tens of thousands of fans at Tribuna José Martí in front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba on March 6, becoming one of the first major American artists to play the country since diplomatic ties were restored between the U.S. and Cuba.
The free show will be open to the public, and is presented by the Musicabana Foundation in association with the people and government of Cuba. As part of the cultural exchange, Major Lazer will meet with Cuban music students and young, up-and-coming local DJs that will share the stage with the group.
CHARLIE PUTH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth has unveiled plans for his first ever North American headline tour. The dates celebrate the hugely anticipated release of the multiple GRAMMY® Award nominated singer/songwriter/producer’s debut album, NINE TRACK MIND, which arrives at last on Friday, January 29th.
ASTROPOL’S VIDEO FOR “MAKE LOVE STAY”
“You can make love leave but you can’t make love stay,” sing Astropol over canned beats and shoegaze guitars. Ain’t that the truth. The trio—comprised of Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John), Bebban Stenborg (Shout Out Louds), and Smash—released their debut record last month (the vinyl comes out this Friday) and below is the premiere of the video for their latest single “Make Love Stay.” Sonically it’s a fuzzed up, brown sugar-dusted slice of lo-fi Scandi-pop. Visually, well, it features a bunch of elderly folks sparring in a boxing club.
TOADIES SONG FOR DAVID BOWIE
Toadies are offering up a free download of their cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ as a tribute to the man who inspired them along with so many other musicians. The band played the song every night on their recent headline tour including the historic Luckenbach Dance Hall where this particular recording comes from. The track was recorded live on October 11th and mixed by Chris “Frenchie” Smith at the Bubble, Austin Texas, January 11th.
‘AN EVENING WITH NEIL YOUNG LIVE”
On Monday, February 29, 2016, experience “An Evening With Neil Young” when Fathom Events, Warner Bros. Records, and AARP present a special, one-night screening of the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical comedy, “Human Highway,” along with the iconic musician’s concert feature, “Rust Never Sleeps,” in select movie theaters nationwide live at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. PT, HI and AK. The special cinematic event also features an exclusive live Q&A with Cameron Crowe interviewing Young and his eclectic cast, which includes Gerald V. Casale of Devo, Russ Tamblyn and Charlotte Stewart.
BILLY FOX “EAST COAST”
Billy Fox writes for anyone who’s ever made an impromptu journey for a long-distance lover in new single ‘East Coast’. More than that, it’s a chilled out ode to homesickness of the best kind and all the nostalgic twangs that come with yearning for a coastline, a city and its people.