MUSICNEWS- The video for “Ends of the Earth” (directed by Kevin Donelan), off critically acclaimed Lord Huron’s debut Lonesome Dreams, is now streaming below,from MNN. Lord Huron made their first network television appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ” and most recently performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
And, the band has added concert dates throughout the summer, including various festival gigs and a special performance with The National at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park NYC. The new dates round out a massive year of touring for Lord Huron, including their largest USA headlining run, their first large-scale UK outing, and numerous sold out shows nationwide, in addition to appearances at major festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Newport Folk Festival, among others. See below for further details.
MUSIC NEWS- NeilYoung will release a CD, digital album and a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set of his recent vinyl album A Letter Home on Reprise Records on May 27. The box set is a beautifully packaged expanded version of the vinyl edition first released on February 21by Jack White's Third Man Records.
The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will also contain a Download card for the hi-res Audiophile version of the album.
Young recorded the collection of covers with White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth at Third Man's Nashville headquarters. Think of a very simple recording studio not much larger than a phone booth and you'll get the idea. Young described the album as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever." Recorded live to track to one-track, mono, the album has an inherent warm, primitive feel of a vintage Folkways recording.
MUSICNEWS - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and TRAFFIC co-founding member, DAVEMASON, premiered the first track “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from his new album, FUTURE’S PAST (Something Music/MRI). FUTURE’S PAST will be available on May 13 and features new versions of his classic songs plus new material that MASON has written and performed on tour over the last few years.
Listen to his re-interpreted version of “Dear Mr. Fantasy” below.
“It [“Dear Mr. Fantasy”] came about redoing the chords,” MASON told USATODAY.com recently of the bluesy rewrite. “I was doing some shows and I was trying to think of something to make it a little more interesting, so I just started playing around with it. I put it in a minor key instead of a major key, and I sort of developed it from there.
MUSIC NEWS- Eagulls make their UK TV debut, playing "Possessed" on Later with... Jools Holland, see below. The British post-punk rockers have also announced a May/June North American concert tour, see full itinerary below from MNN.
MUSICNEWS- As Nonesuch Records preps to release NatalieMerchant’s new self-titled album on May 6, 2014, word is out that the multi-platinum singer will embark on a sixteen date summer tour across the USA. Tickets are available at her site, see full itinerary below.
The new recording marks Merchant’s sixth solo collection and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years. The brand new Dan Winters-directed video for the track “GivingUpEverything” premiered on recently and can be seen below.
Her self-produced album is the work of a mature artist with a clear and distinctive voice. Long appreciated for the depth and substance of her writing, Merchant has never shied away from weighty themes or subjects for her lyrics. She describes the new release as informed “by experience and keen observation,” dealing with issues of “love gained and lost, regret, denial, surrender, greed, destructiveness, defeat, and occasional triumph.”
MUSIC NEWS - Jack White presents his new album, LAZARETTO, to be released June 10, 2014 via Third Man Records/Columbia. The new set will inhabit an exciting place in White's expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012's gold-certified international #1 Blunderbuss, and will be preceded by first single and title track "Lazaretto," to be released later this month. While we await the debut of that first official single, listeners can experience a first taste of new music from the album and watch the video for new instrumental track "High Ball Stepper."
His previous set, Blunderbuss was the first USA #1 album of Jack's storied career, also debuting at #1 in the UK, Canada, and, naturally, Switzerland. Blunderbuss was supported by an ambitious world tour featuring two backing bands, the all-male Buzzards and all-female Peacocks, notched up five GRAMMY nominations including Album of the Year, and dominated Best of 2012 lists, including being named MOJO's #1 album of 2012.
MUSIC NEWS- Legendary guitarist with The Police, iconoclastic composer and songwriter Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form CircaZero, and they are celebrating the release of their debut album Circus Hero. The new video, for their tune, Leviation, can be seen below from MNN.
And, the band will appear at the Grammy Museum on Wednesday, August 26th for a live talk and performance as part of their series "The Drop." Event begins at 8pm (doors 7:30) and tickets are $25.
On Thursday, March 27th, Circa Zero performed at "The Podcast Legal Defense Fund Benefit Show" with Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Marc Maron, KROQ's Kevin and Bean and more at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
MUSICNEWS- Austin trio Ume today premiered a new music video for their current single, "Black Stone". The video was directed by Justin Wilson with kaleidoscopic black light visuals that showcase both the band's incendiary live show and the frenetic energy of guitarist and front woman Lauren Larson. "Black Stone" is featured on Ume's new sophomore release Monuments, which was released on March 4th via Dangerbird Records and debuted at #6 on the Billboard Alternative New Artists Chart.
This weekend Ume will hit the road for a headlining U.S. tour in support of the new release. The run of dates kicks off this Sunday, March 23rd at Firebird in St. Louis and wraps up on May 3rd in Plano, TX at Suburbia Fest. Full Ume tour itinerary is listed below.
MUSICNEWS- Panic! At The Disco have shared a new video for their song "Nicotine" this morning. The striking black and white clip premiered on Neon Gold Records this morning, home to Gospel Tour-mates Magic Man. Directed by Kai Regan (Cee-Lo Green, CocoRosie), the video features a starkly lit Brendon Urie and the object of his addiction set to "Nicotine"'s thumping dance track.Urie says, "We were excited to work with Kai again. He's super creative and we love his visual aesthetic. We managed to film almost the whole thing in one day at a cemetery in Queens. It was freezing cold and snowing out but totally worth it. The end result looks amazing."
MUSIC NEWS - St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, has unveiled the music video for "Digital Witness," the first single off her new self-titled album (out on February 25 via Loma Vista). Directed by Chino Moya, the video shows St. Vincent commanding a surreal and futuristic world in which action is synchronized, replicated and repeated. Watch it below.
The track itself tackles identity in the era of Instagram, with St. Vincent singing, "If I can't show it / If you can't see me / What's the point of doing anything?" NPR called the track "fantastically gritty," and Pitchfork said, "It's as celebratory as it's cautionary, relentlessly likable (and Like-able) even as it's acerbic."
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- Promoters Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment have announced the dates for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We now know, the top notch music fest is confirmed to take place June 12 thru 15, 2014. And, the four-day festival will once again be held at the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.
After yet another unforgettable sell-out year in 2013, Bonnaroo organizers are once again back to the drawing board, ensuring that the 2014 event will have one of the most eclectic and striking lineups as well as the most diverse selection of entertainment options of any festival in the country.
MUSIC NEWS- Ustream, a top in live social video streaming, announced they'll provide exclusive live video streaming for the upcoming 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in partnership with promoters; Superfly Presents, Bulldog DM and Springboard Productions. The deal will make it the first time viewers around the globe will have access to the fests' lineup through Ustream’s interactive, socially integrated platform.
It's reported that viewers will have the ability to personalize the viewing experience by choosing from unique content across multiple stages, as well as candid fan views from Ustream’s Mobile Mob. Ustream’s Mobile Mob is a new grassroots approach that will empower selected festival attendees to share their unique experiences with other fans, live, via their mobile devices.
MUSIC NEWS- OMD have released the first video from their soon-to-be-released record, English Electric, out April 9 via BMG . The clip is for the album's first single, "Metroland," and was created by acclaimed animator Garan Rushton and directed by David O'Byrne, the video is a deceptive commentary on the dystopian nature of modern life. OMD's Andy McCluskey says: "London's Metropolitan Railway sold a dream 'Live in Metroland.' So many people were encouragedto move out of the city center that the open fields they fled to became vastswathes of suburbia. The very act of reaching for Utopia led to its destruction."
O'Byrne's Chasing Light is a new company specializing in animation, 3D visualization and video. The video was created in collaboration with McCluskey and Rushton's Soup Creative, a Chester, UK-based video and design company. O'Byrne worked with McCluskey and Rushton to develop the concept and styling for the video. Traditional 2D animation techniques were combined with the latest 3D and visual effects technology to create the journey from bright optimistic future into a dark dystopian suburbia.
MUSIC NEWS - Depeche Mode has released a video for “Heaven”. The tune is the first single off of the band’s highly anticipated 13th studio album, Delta Machine, due out March 26th on Columbia Records. Watch it below.
Depeche Mode have gone on to become one of modern music’s most influential groups with global sales in excess of 100 million. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim
around the world both in the studio and on the road. The band’s 12 released
studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their last album, 2009’s Sounds of The Universe, debuted at the #1 chart spot in 14 countries around the world.