Head to Stereogum to listen to two new songs from Margaret Glaspy. Her debut album will be released this summer.
Download the two-song EP at iTunes, and check out Margaret on tour with Rayland Baxter, then Mount Moriah – dates below.
01/27 Baltimore, MD @ 8X10 Club *
01/28 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
01/29 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton *
01/30 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live *
02/02 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse *
02/03 Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House *
02/04 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
02/05 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square *
02/06 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
02/09 Toronto, CA @ Drake Hotel *
02/10 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag *
02/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache *
02/12 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s *
02/13 Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
02/14 Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room *
02/16 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
02/19 Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter Downs
02/20 Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter Downs
03/12 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater ^
03/22 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
04/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
04/13 Austin, TX @ Lambert’s +
04/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +
04/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo +
04/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s +
04/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +
04/20 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern +
04/21 Boise, ID @ Neurolux +
04/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
04/23 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive +
04/25 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room +
04/26 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway +
04/27 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar +
* With Rayland Baxter
^ With Lake Street Dive
+ With Mount Moriah
If you were watching the Bonnaroo lineup announcement on Conan last night, you may have been confused and asked yourself, “What is The Claypool Lennon Delirium?” This morning Rolling Stone answered that question and debuted the duo’s first single “Cricket and the Genie” from their new album coming this year.
“Sean and I hit it off during our Primus, Dinosaur Jr., GOASTT summer tour. We had a few backstage, acoustic jamborees that I found interesting but when he sat in with us and melted our faces with his guitar during Southbound Pachyderm, I realized that this fella had some chops. Primus was about to take some time off and I was gearing up a new project so I asked Sean if he’d like to come to Rancho Relaxo and see if we couldn’t get some interesting sounds on tape. Next thing I know he’s staying in my guesthouse over the holidays and we’re drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls.
One thing I think folks will be surprised by is what a monster of a guitar player Sean is. Not only does he have technical ability, but also the sounds that come out of his rig tend to be pretty bent and compelling. His DNA definitely shines through, though it isn’t just his father’s musical sensibilities that he reflects but also his mother’s abstract perspective, which to me, makes for a glorious freak stew.
Basically it was like two guys being stuck in a tree fort full of instruments and vintage recording gear, trying to keep up with each other’s musical and lyrical output. It was a very easy and natural record to make and not only have Sean and I become very good friends but he has been embraced by my family like an eccentric, surrogate uncle; sitting at the dinner table nightly debating with my daughter about everything from pop culture to politics. He’s a good egg. I look forward to traveling around in a shiny box with him this summer, playing this music for the folks.
I have to say…It’s pretty cool being in a band with Neil Diamond’s nephew.”
2016 is off to an explosive start for Brandi Carlile – with her first ever GRAMMY nomination (for Best Americana Album) and a stunning performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Watch her performance of “The Things I Regret below, and check out her new tour dates HERE.
CONGRATULATIONS to Alabama Shakes and Brandi Carlile, who were nominated for awards at this year’s GRAMMYs. Producer Blake Mills also earned a nod for his work on Sound & Color. See the full list of nominations below.
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
– Album of the Year
– Best Alternative Music Album
– Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
– Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (Blake Mills)
Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
– Best Rock Performance
– Best Rock Song
Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
– Best Americana Album
Apple premiered their new iPad with a commercial featuring Alabama Shakes‘ “Sound & Color”, the title track off of their latest album. The commercial reminds us a lot of the band’s music video for the track, directed by James Frost! Watch both videos below, and grab “Sound & Color” for yourself:
Get Sound & Color:
You can now watch all three chapters of Brandi Carlile‘s Pin Drop Tour documentary, which follows Brandi and her longtime collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth on-stage and behind the scenes of their intimate Pin Drop Tour. The tour had the band performing unplugged, with no amps or microphones, in historic small theaters across the country. Read Billboard’s interview with Brandi about the tour HERE, and watch the full documentary below!
If Primus & The Chocolate Factory wasn’t crazy enough for you through two speakers, you can now experience it in 5.1 SURROUND SOUND. This new edition out today includes a 5.1 DVD with candy coated visualizers for each song, and the full album on CD.
After an eccentric year of Primus & the Chocolate Factory shows, we are excited to announce Primus’s upcoming run of 2016 shows with legendary rockers TOOL. A limited run of eight dates, these shows are not to be missed. The band will also be playing a New Year’s Eve show at Fox Theater in Oakland where the album Pork Soda will be played in its entirety for the first time ever. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Last but now least, in honor of its release we’ve revealed the music video for “Candyman”, in which a Claymation Les Claypool serenades candy cave creatures. Courtesy of Bass Guitar Magazine you can watch + share it HERE.
“The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,” says Claypool. “The notion wasn’t so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied.” – Les Claypool
12/31 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
1/9 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena#
1/13 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center#
1/16 – Tulsa, OK – Bok Center#
1/17 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre#
1/19 – Southaven, MS – Lander Center#
1/23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena#
1/25 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena#
1/26 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum#
# = with TOOL
We’re thrilled to release two more videos from Joseph‘s ATO Records Session, including a BRAND NEW song “Honest” from the band’s upcoming full-length album, produced by Mike Mogis (Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis) and due out Spring 2016. Watch all three sessions below, and learn more about the band at www.atorecords.com/joseph.
“Eyes to the Sky”