MUSIC NEWS - Drive All Night, the latest recording from acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, will be released December 3 via Anti-Records. Following the release of his first solo album, Rhythm and Repose, the four-song recording includes three original tracks and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s classic song “Drive All Night” featuring Hansard’s friends and fellow musicians Eddie Vedder, Jake Clemons and Joe Henry.
While the bones of the release date back to sessions for Rhythm and Repose, the recording of “Drive All Night” was largely inspired by Hansard’s relationship with Jake Clemons, nephew of Clarence Clemons aka “The Big Man,” who was a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band playing the tenor saxophone.
MUSIC NEWS - Neil Finn is prepping to embark on a spring tour in support of his new album Dizzy Heights, out on February 10, 2014 on Lester Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS). Finn’s Dizzy Heights Tour will open in Vancouver on March 29, ahead of a string of dates across North America including stops in San Francisco, Washington and New York before finishing up at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on April 12.
The follow up to the ex-Crowded House leader's last solo outing One All, Dizzy Heights was announced during a live webcast. The album was lead by a short film created by Finn for the song “Divebomber” which is now streaming on his official YouTube channel, check it out below.
MUSIC NEWS- Paul McCartney’s brand NEW album, scheduled for release on October 15th, will get a special early unveiling in its entirety at two free events that are being hosted in Los Angeles and New York City on Sunday evening, October 6th, 2013, and you can get the first listen.
Here is how you can take part in the fun:
In the Los Angeles area-
Date: Sunday, October 6th Location: Vineland Drive-In 443 N. Vineland Ave, City of Industry, CA Time: 7:30pm (parking lot opens at 6pm)
-First 400 cars to arrive to the Vineland Drive-In will be admitted to hear the album for the first time, via the theater’s FM transmitter. -Free commemorative event posters will be given to each attendee. -Event presented by KLOS/Breakfast with the Beatles host Chris Carter
MUSIC NEWS - Celebrated Denver based husband and wife duo Tennis return with Small Sound, a new EP out November 5. Check out the first track “Mean Streets” below. Small Sound follows their much lauded previous full length efforts, 2011’s Cape Dory and 2012’s Young and Old.
Four of the tracks were produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins, The Mynabirds) with the fifth track "Cured of Youth" produced by Jim Eno (Spoon, Polica, Gayngs). The band inked a new deal with Communion Records and will return to the studio to work on new music for a Spring 2014 full length album. Small Sound will be made available as a limited 10" vinyl release, as well as CD and digital formats; all of which can be purchased via pre-order beginning today, directly from the band's website.
Moby recently performed “The Perfect Life” along with the help of a 300 member live studio audience and “Almost Home” featuring Damien Jurado on Conan O’Brien. Check out both, belwo. This marked Moby’s first television appearance to promote his eleventh studio album Innocents released this week (via Mute).
As part of his release week celebration, Moby will perform live with special guests on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, October 3rd at 11:15 AM *PST (2:15 PM EST). Moby has also announced a partnership with EVNTLIVE, the online concert venue that captures the excitement and shared experiences of live concert viewing. EVNTLIVE will offer you a free, live stream of Moby’s debut concert for his new album Innocents on Friday, October 4th at 8:30 p.m. PST / 11:30 p.m. EST. The show, which will be broadcasted from The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, will feature performances by special guests, including Mark Lanegan, Skylar Grey, Cold Specs, Damien Jurado and Ingyang Bassey, all of who are featured on the album.
MUSIC NEWS - Mick Hucknall, one of the greatest British voices of all-time, goes it alone for a stunning new solo album called American Soul, out October 29 via Sony Music. Together with Simply Red, Hucknall has sold 50M+ albums around the world and has performed to audiences totaling over 10 million across the globe.
Mick is renowned for his great interpretations of others’ songs, having already had global hits with “Money’s Too Tight To Mention”, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New”. Hucknall’s solo career gives him free rein to record, together on one album, his favorites from his own personal journey through the American soul genre, giving an insight into the music that has inspired him throughout his life.
MUSIC NEWS - As one half of the iconic songwriter team Difford and Tilbrook of beloved and enduring pop-rock legends Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook has written some of the most enduring pop classics of the '80s UK New Wave invasion with such global hits as "Tempted" and "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)."
With more recent performances at Coachella and on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live From the Artist's Den, Squeeze has proven itself to be relevant and enduring as new generations of fans discover the band's incredible songbook. On his own, Glenn is a effortless, engaging entertainer and stunning guitarist whose eagerly anticipated solo tours and releases have brought him critical acclaim as an artist in his own right.
MUSIC NEWS- For almost three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world up on the good foot. Approaching iconic status, Denson has moved bodies and minds dating back to his earliest years with Lenny Kravitz's band through his ongoing tenure as a founding member of seminal boogaloo revivalists The Greyboy Allstars and his current roll as a member of San Diego dub rockers Slighty Stoopid. Nowhere, however, is this more apparent than with his own band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Touring relentlessly for the past 15 years and leaving a massive audience in his wake, fans know that when KDTU is in town a dance party will ensue.
In Fall 2013, Karl and his Tiny Universe get back to it, heading out for 39 shows across the United States that will debut material from a forthcoming new album due in early 2014 on Stoopid Records. Additionally, KDTU will hook up with looping master Zach Deputy & The Cosmic Horns on the West Coast and Southeast portion of the run to present: Soul Spectacular: A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party.
MUSIC NEWS - Elvis Costello’s musical path has led him to creative collaborations with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Allen Toussaint, and now The Roots. Wise Up Ghost, the much anticipated CD by Elvis Costello and The Roots, will be released on Blue Note Records on Tuesday, September 17th. On the same day, at 12 noon, NYC's WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) will broadcast a sold out concert by Elvis and The Roots performing together, recorded on 9/16 at Brooklyn Bowl.
The collaboration came together after one of Elvis’s music appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where The Roots, hip-hop's most admired live act, are the house band. Roots drummer and producer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, who has an equally voracious musical appetite, broached the idea of working together, and the result became Wise Up Ghost.
MUSIC NEWS - More info on Paul McCartney's first album of brand NEW solo material in six years. Today the tracklisting for the 46:11 run time, October 15th releasing album was revealed:
Save Us (produced by Paul Epworth)
Alligator (produced by Mark Ronson)
On My Way to Work (produced by Giles Martin)
Queenie Eye (produced by Paul Epworth)
Early Days (produced by Ethan Johns)
New (produced by Mark Ronson)
Appreciate (produced by Giles Martin)
Everybody Out There (produced by Giles Martin)
Hosanna (produced by Ethan Johns)
I Can Bet (produced by Giles Martin)
Looking At Her (produced by Giles Martin)
Road (produced by Giles Martin)
NEW's Executive Producer is Giles Martin, with Mark ‘Spike’ Stent responsible for the mixing. The album was recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Avatar Studios, New York City; Abbey Road Studios, London; Air Studios, London; Wolf Tone Studios, London and Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex.
MUSIC NEWS- Gov’t Mule has premiered a brand new album track “Stoop So Low” today on Billboard.com. Stream it below, along with a special version of the song featuring Dr. John. Both tracks are from the band’s star-pack double-disc album Shout!, which will be out September 24th on Blue Note Records.
Tomorrow, September 11th, Gov’t Mule will take a break from their current North American Fall tour to visit with Conan and perform their single “Funny Little Tragedy” for the first time on national TV. Tune into TBS at 11pm ET/PT.
MUSIC NEWS- William Shatner will be performing his new record Ponder the Mystery in its entirety along with the progressive rock heroes Circa: featuring Billy Sherwood, who produced and co-wrote Ponder the Mystery with Shatner, and Tony Kaye. Kaye is a founding member of legendary prog rock band YES, while Sherwood joined the band briefly in the the late '90s.
Film and TV icon William Shatner has an intense passion for music, which has yielded several solo records including the critically acclaimed Seeking Major Tom. This most recent solo record, Ponder the Mystery, which includes a stellar list of guest artists from the prog and fusion genres such as Rick Wakeman, Al DiMeola, Steve Vai, Robbie Krieger, Vince Gill, Edgar Winter, George Duke, Zoot Horn Rollo and Dave Koz to name a few, expands Shatner’s musical horizons due to the fact that all of the songs are original, written by Shatner and his musical partner in the project Billy Sherwood. The album will be released on both CD and vinyl on October 8, 2013.
MUSIC NEWS - Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has announced additional concert dates for his current USA tour after a successful summer run, selling out in Los Angles, Denver, Houston, and Dallas among other cities. This is the singer’s first tour following his three-year hiatus.
The new tour dates kick off on 11/19 in Moline, IL and run through 12/17 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, with Phillip Phillips (“Home,” “Gone, Gone, Gone”) on the bill again as support act for most shows. Tickets go on sale September 20and 21 at 10 am in the respective time zones.
MUSIC NEWS - TIRED PONY’S premiered I Don’t Want You as a Ghost, the latest track off the sophomore record The Ghost of the Mountain, this week and it's streaming now (see link below). The album will be out October 1 on Gary Lightbody’s own label Heaneyville and distributed by Caroline, the new album follows the band’s debut The Place We Ran From (2010) which garnered critical praise.
Tired Pony is Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Peter Buck (REM), Iain Archer, Richard Colburn (Belle and Sebastian), Scott McCaughey, Troy Stewart and producer/multi-instrumentalist Garret “Jacknife” Lee. Lightbody formed the group in 2009 to realize his long-standing ambition of making an Americana album. However, over a period of nine days in February and March, holed up in Lee’s Topanga Canyon studio, the reality outgrew his vision, and The Ghost of the Mountain shows a much wider range of textures and influences. Of the recording, Buck noted, “We were trying to soak up the Topanga canyon folk vibe but also bring the discordant Krautrock and weird synth-pop sound into it too.”
MUSIC NEWS - Patty Griffin has confirmed a set of tour dates for October. Beginning in her home city of Austin, TX, on October 10, the tour runs through October 26, where she'll perform in Dallas, TX. The full list of dates is below. The tour is to promote her highly acclaimed latest record, American Kid (New West). It also coincides with the official release on October 8 of her long-lost album, Silver Bell (Universal); a record that was recorded in 2000 and never came out due to her first label A&M's turn-of-the-century ownership change.
American Kid, co-produced by Griffin and Craig Ross, is her seventh and first on New West. It marks her first album of mainly new material since the acclaimed Children Running Through in 2007. In between then and now, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church in 2010 and became a member of Band of Joy alongside former Led Zep lead singer, Robert Plant.