20.02.2019 news, Uncategorized

Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Track & Lyric Video for “Tears”

Listen to Tears HERE

Watch the video for “In Your Head” HERE

 

Nilüfer Yanya, London’s 23 year-old “effortlessly smooth new soul star” (The FADER) is sharing the track ‘Tears’ today – the third new track from her debut full-length album Miss Universe. “Tears” continues to show off the dynamic cohesion of Nilüfer’s upcoming record while flaunting its poppier side. Miss Universe will be released on March 22nd via ATO RecordsBeats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe featured ‘Tears’ as a World First on his Beats 1 show this afternoon.

 

Tears’ comes accompanied by a lyric video featuring the branding of the shadowy ‘WWAYH’ (WE WORRY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH™) organization whose darkly funny automated phoneline interludes are peppered throughout Miss Universe. The mind department of WE WORRY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH™ issued this statement: “Despite previous claims of crying being natural response to stress and regarded as healthy, recent studies have unearthed evidence that proves this claim as untrue. It can also simulate similar responses in others to varying degrees, primarily targeting the vulnerable (infants, children and elderly) which makes it a socially irresponsible behaviour. The Body department would like to add it is also a waste of bodily fluids and self destructive to one’s health hereby deeming the act of crying illegal.”

 

Upon release in January, “In Your Head” was proclaimed one of NPR’s “20 Best Songs We Heard for January”, a Sunday Times Culture ‘Hottest Track’, one of The Guardian’s ‘50 Great Tracks For February’ and landed in The FADER’s ‘20 best rock songs right now’ playlist – setting the tone for what’s still to come with the release of Miss Universe in March. Largely recorded in the same remote Penzance studio she used to jam in with her uncle Joe – a former musician himself – Miss Universe features co-productions with both her former school guitar teacher The Invisible’s Dave Okumu and her live bandmates Jazzi Bobbi and Luke Bower, as well as producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer and M.T. Hadley.

 

2019 started in whirlwind fashion with Nilufer touring across North America in January and February with Sharon Van Etten, including a stop at LA’s Ace Hotel Theater next week. Next, Nilüfer will embark on her biggest U.K., Europe and Turkey headlining tour to date in April. Following that, she will head back to the US for a headlining date at NYC’s Rough Trade on July 23. Tickets for that show will be on-sale this Friday, February 22nd at 12pm EST HERE.

 

 

Though she’d been writing songs in her head since she was six, and on the guitar since she was 12, it took a long time for Nilüfer Yanya to work up the courage to show anyone her music. “I knew I wanted to sing, but the idea of actually having to do it was really horrifying,” says the 23-year-old. When she was finally persuaded to do so, by a music teacher in West London where she grew up, she says “it was horrible. I loved it”.

 

At 18, Nilüfer – who is of Turkish-Irish-Bajan heritage – uploaded a few demos to SoundCloud. Though she’s preternaturally shy, her music – which uniquely blends elements of soul and jazz into intimate pop songs with electronic flourishes and a newly expressed grungy guitar sound – isn’t. And it didn’t take long for it to catch people’s attention. She signed with independent New York label ATO, following three EPs on esteemed london indie label Blue Flowers, and earned a place on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist. She also supported the likes of The xx, Interpol, Broken Social Scene and Mitski on tour.

 

Now, Nilüfer is ready to release her debut album, Miss Universe. Though she recorded much of it in the same remote Cornwall studio she used to jam in as a much younger person, it is bigger and more ambitious than anything she has done before. ‘Angels’, with its muted, harmonic riffs, channels ideas “of paranoid thoughts and anxiety” – a theme that runs through the album, not least in its conceptual spoken word interludes which emanate from a fictional health management company WE WORRY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH™. “You sign up, and you pay a fee,” explains Nilüfer of the automated messages, which are littered through the album and are narrated by the titular Miss Universe. “They sort out all of your dietary requirements, and then they move onto medication, and then maybe you can get a better organ or something… and then suddenly it starts to get a bit weird. You’re giving them more of you and to what end?”

 

 

 See Nilüfer Yanya on tour in 2019: 

February 21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom^

February 22 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial^

February 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre^

February 25 – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery^

February 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore^

February 28 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park^

March 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel^

March 28 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Babylon

April 3 – Glasgow, Scotland @ CCA

April 4 – Manchester, UK @ YES

April 5 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

April 6 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny

April 8 – Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy Leicester University

April 9 – London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney

April 11 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

April 12 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

April 13 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford

April 14 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

April 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

April 17 – Hamburg, GER @ Nochtwache

April 18 – Berlin, GER @ Kantine am Berghain

April 19 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique

April 21 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Club

April 22 – Munich, GER @ Ampere

April 24 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil

April 25 – Koln, GER @ Blue Shell

April 26 – Paris, FRA @ Le Point Ephemere

April 29 – Brussels, BEL @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival

April 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn

May 1 – Utrecht, Holland @ ACU

June 1 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

July 19-21 – Melt! Festival, Germany

July 23 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade

August 8-12 – Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender

August 15-18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales

^with Sharon Van Etten

 

 

Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe- out 3/22/19 via ATO Records

01.02.2019 news, Uncategorized

Emily King’s New Album Scenery Out Now

GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Emily King’s highly anticipated new album Scenery is out today via ATO Records. It was featured as an NPR First Listen, who called it “a precise-yet-fluid blend of ’80s pop and rock, contemporary R&B and light jazz touches that, together, reveal a starry-eyed earnestness.”
 

 
The release of Scenery follows Emily King’s performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, watch her perform “Can’t Hold Me” and “Look At Me Now”. New tour dates are also announced today, see below.
 

EMILY KING ON TOUR
2/1/19 – Schuba’s Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
2/2/19 – El Club – Detroit, MI (tickets)
2/4/19 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON (tickets)
4/4/19 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club (tickets)
4/5/19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (tickets)
4/7/19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair (tickets)
4/9/19 – New York, NY – The Shed (tickets)
4/14/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella (tickets)
4/21/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella (tickets)
4/23/19 – Austin, TX – Antone’s (tickets)
4/24/19 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater (tickets)
4/25/19 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater (tickets)
4/28/19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley (tickets)
4/30/19 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (tickets)
5/1/19 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (tickets)
5/3/19 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar (tickets)
5/4/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Lecture Hall (tickets)
5/5/19 – Woodstock, NY – The Colony (tickets)

EUROPEAN DATES
2/26/19 – Bush Hall – London SOLD OUT
2/27/19 – Badaboum – Paris
2/29/19 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam SOLD OUT
3/1/19 – Maschinehaus – Berlin

 

Praise for Emily King:

 

“Scenery is a precise-yet-fluid blend of ’80s pop and rock, contemporary R&B and light jazz touches that, together, reveal a starry-eyed earnestness.” – NPR MUSIC

 

“Next level sass” – Pitchfork

 

“One of the best songwriters around at the moment.” – BBC’s Radio 1

 

“a dash of bouncy ’80s-sounding synths while maintaining her signature stripped-down sound.” – The New York Times

 

“…King lays plain her additional intention to make this an intensely personal album: a synthy and soulful pop cut that finds her stretching her voice to rarely seen heights…” – Chicago Tribune

 

“Unreal talent. In complete awe of this girl. Thank you for the music.” – Sam Smith

 

“I. Love. Her. Voice” – Justin Timberlake

20.01.2016 Uncategorized

The Claypool Lennon Delirium

“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.”

Les Claypool

01.03.2015 news, Uncategorized

Watch Brandi Carlile on Letterman with The Avett Brothers; Tour Dates

Brandi Carlile performed the American classic “Keep On The Sunny Side” with the Avett Brothers on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch the performance below, and be sure to check out Brandi Carlile on tour! Dates are below, and tickets are available on her website.

Brandi Carlile Tour Dates:

May 22 – Portland ME @ State Theatre [SOLD OUT]

May 23 – Albany NY @ Palace Theatre

May 24 – Burlington VT @ Higher Ground [SOLD OUT]

May 27 – Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall

May 28 – Nelsonville OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival

May 29 – Royal Oak MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

May 30 – Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room

May 31 – Nelsonville OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival

Jun 02 – St Louis MO @ The Pageant

Jun 03 – Tulsa OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

Jun 05 – Dallas TX @ House of Blues

Jun 06 – Austin TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Jun 07 – Houston TX @ Free Press Summer Fest

Jun 09 – New Orleans LA @ House of Blues

Jun 11 – Raleigh NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art

Jun 14 – Manchester TN @ Bonnaroo

Jul 22 – Vienna VA @ Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts w/ First Aid Kit

Jul 24 – Floyd VA @ Floydfest

Jul 25 – Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival

Jul 27 – Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE

Jul 28 – Cleveland OH @ House of Blues

Jul 30 – Grand Rapids MI @ Ravinia Festival w/ OCMS

Aug 01 – Des Moines IA @ Hinterland Music Festival

Aug 02 – Minneapolis MN @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Aug 04 – Bayfield WI @ Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

Aug 05 – Fargo ND @ Fargo Theatre

Aug 12 – Spokane WA @ Knitting Factory

Aug 13 – Boise ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden (w/ Iron & Wine)

Aug 15 – Morrison CO @ Red Rocks (w/ Gregory Alan Isakov)

Aug 16 – Salt Lake City UT @ Red Butte

Sep 12 – Troutdale OR @ Edgefield

Sep 13 – Jacksonville OR @ Britt Pavilion

Sep 18-20 – San Diego CA @ KAABOO

Oct 09 – New York City @ Radio City Music Hall

17.12.2014 news, Uncategorized

ATO’s Best of 2014 Mentions

We’re thrilled to have received shoutouts in a number of 2014’s best of the year lists! Thanks for all of the support this year – we’re already gearing up for an awesome 2015.  Check out some of ATO’s year-end mentions below:

Benjamin Booker

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50 Best Albums of the Year, Rolling Stone – “Booker’s raw-throated boogie blues proves rock & roll can still function as crazy-ass party music.”

“Have You Seen My Son”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “A 22-year old maverick [who] finds a link between Southern juke joint blues and The Replacements.”

Also mentioned in:

Public Radio’s 10 Best Albums of 2014, NPR

Public Radio’s 10 Breakout Artists of 2014, NPR

100 Best Albums of 2014, Rough Trade

20 Best Albums of 2014, Glide Magazine

Ken Tucker’s Top 9 Albums of 2014, NPR Fresh Air

Top Albums of 2014, KCRW

Best of 2014: Staff Picks, WFUV

“Have You Seen My Son”, Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter

#17 Best Southern Album of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Drive-By Truckers

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“Grand Canyon”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “this elegy … nods to the difficulty of letting go while providing a way to do it.”

“The Part of Him”, #14 The Best 40 Country Songs of 2014, SPIN – “The highlight of this amazing band’s best album in six years is as vituperative with political outrage as anything Drive-By Truckers have ever laid down.”

Also mentioned in:

#17 Top 50 Songs of the Year, American Songwriter

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

The 50 Best Albums of 2014, Paste

#5 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Top 20 Albums of 2014, Fox Sports

#4 Best Albums of 2014, Twangville

25 Best Albums of 2014, Slant Magazine

Hurray for the Riff Raff

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“The Body Electric”, #1 of the Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter – “Alynda Lee Segarra takes more than 100 years of murder ballads to task on this standout.”

“The Body Electric”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “The Political Folk Song of the Year”

Also mentioned in:

50 Best Albums of 2014, Rolling Stone

#6 Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

#4 40 Best Country Albums of 2014, Rolling Stone Country

#1 Stephen Deusner’s Top 10 Albums: The Year in Music 2014, Pitchfork

100 Best Albums of 2014, Rough Trade

50 Best Albums of 2014, Paste Magazine

#6 The Best Americana of 2014, PopMatters

50 Favorite Albums of 2014, NPR

Top 50 Songs of 2014, Consequence of Sound

#13 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

#7 Best Country Albums of 2014, Wondering Sound

Best Albums of 2014, Amazon

40 Best Country Songs of 2014, SPIN

“Blue Ridge Mountain”, Songs You Need To Hear Before 2014 Ends, Flavorwire

#1 Best Indie Roots Album of 2014, Magnet Magazine

Jessica Lea Mayfield

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Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter – “Make My Head Sing is still equally as honest as Mayfield’s past releases.”

“Do I Have The Time”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “[Mayfield]… bursts out of her former Americana mold with a visceral, blood on the lips fury, dreamy flanged guitars and gnarled squelches of distortion.”

Also mentioned in:

“Seein* Starz”, Songs You Need to Hear Before 2014 Ends, Flavorwire

#14 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Most Overlooked Albums of 2014, Huffington Post

Old 97’s

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“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #20 50 Best Songs of 2014, Rolling Stone – “These alt-country vets get real about what it’s like to be a band for 20+ years in this wry lament.”

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #6 40 Best Country Songs of 2014, SPIN – “The greatest rock country band in the universe”

Also mentioned in:

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #8 Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter

#2 Best Country Albums of 2014, Huffington Post Canada

Best of 2014 Staff Picks, WFUV

#8 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

Old Crow Medicine Show

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“Sweet Amarillo”, #9 Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter – “Wild and wooly, the song is truer to the spirit of The Basement Tapes than, for example, the ‘New Basement Tapes’.”

#1, The Best Americana of 2014, PopMatters – “With ‘Remedy’, Old Crow have delivered an album embracing all kinds of human experience … one can only hope that Bob keeps sending boxes of fragments their way.”

Also mentioned in:

“Sweet Amarillo”, 50 Best Songs of 2014, Rolling Stone

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

“Sweet Amarillo”, 50 Best Songs of 2014, Paste Magazine

“Sweet Amarillo”, #6 Stephen Deusner’s Top 10 Tracks: The Year in Music 2014, Pitchfork

#15 25 Best Country Albums of 2014, Wondering Sound

#13 Best Albums of 2014, PopMatters

21.10.2014 Uncategorized

New Album “Primus & The Chocolate Factory” Out Today!

Find one of FIVE Golden Vinyl Records for lifetime tickets to Primus shows! 

Catch Them Live This Fall – Tour Dates Below

“The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record,’ says Claypool. I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the ‘Willy Wonka’ movie – the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that’s what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot.”

It felt so good, in fact, that he decided to take Primus into the studio to prepare the soundtrack for an album release. Claypool admits that he’s always, “in some way, wanted to be Willy Wonka,” and, also, that he’s always wanted to work a cover of “The Candyman” — a memorable number from the film’s soundtrack — into Primus sets.

With the album dropping on October 21, Primus plans to tour the Chocolate Factory beginning the very next day. “We’re going to do some touring with it and we put together this pretty abstract stage production,” says Claypool, “We’re going to take it out there, around the planet, and see what happens. And, in light of the record business being gutted by the internet, we’ve made some PRIMUS brand chocolate bars to peddle as well.”

Of course, Claypool realized that it was risky business to adapt a cinematic classic that is so close to so many people’s hearts. And, naturally, he realized that it was dangerous waters to swim in the wake of Gene Wilder, who portrays Willy Wonka in the original film. The band pulls it off by making something that is truly their own, without taking anything away from the movie.

“Our project is an homage to Gene Wilder and David L. Wolper’s, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the effect it had on me in my youth,” spouts Les, “Now we get to sell PRIMUS bars and hang out with demented Oompa Loompas. Plus to top it off, it gives me an excuse to wear a purple, velvet waistcoat and brown top hat for the next 18 months.”

Primus & The Chocolate Factory Tour Dates
10/22 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA (Buy Tickets)
10/24 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY (Buy Tickets)
10/25 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA SOLD OUT
10/26 – Flynn Center for Performing Arts – Burlington, VT SOLD OUT
10/28 – Palace Theater – Waterbury, CT (Buy Tickets)
10/29 – Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD (Buy Tickets)
10/31 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY SOLD OUT
11/01 – State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ (Buy Tickets)
11/02 – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY (Buy Tickets)
11/03 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI (Buy Tickets)
11/05 – Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO (Buy Tickets)
11/07 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH (Buy Tickets)
11/08 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA (Buy Tickets)
11/09 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL (Buy Tickets)
11/11 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL (Buy Tickets)
11/12 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL (Buy Tickets)
11/14 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi, MS (Buy Tickets)
11/15 – ACL live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX (Buy Tickets)
11/16 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX (Buy Tickets)
11/17 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX (Buy Tickets)
11/19 – Orpheum Theatre Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ SOLD OUT
11/21 – Orpheum Theatre LA – Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
11/22 – Fox Performing Arts Center – San Siego, CA (Buy Tickets)
11/23 – Center for the Arts – Riverside, CA (Buy Tickets)
12/31 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA* (Buy Tickets)
1/2 – Arlene Schnitzer – Portland, OR (Buy Tickets)
1/3 – Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA (Buy Tickets)

*annual New Year’s show, without Chocolate Factory

28.08.2014 news, Uncategorized

STARS Announce New Album ‘No One Is Lost’ (Out Oct. 14) and Headlining Tour

NPR Music Premieres First New Song “From The Night:” http://shorefi.re/XWHlbJ

Pre-Order ‘No One is Lost’ On iTunes: http://smarturl.it/StarsNoOneIsLost

STARS have confirmed the October 14 release of their new album ‘No One Is Lost’ (ATO Records) and a headlining North American tour, including shows at NYC’s Modern Sky Festival plus dates in DC, Boston, Chicago and more (full schedule below). The follow-up to 2012’s ‘The North,’ ‘No One is Lost’ is comprised of 11 original songs and was produced by STARS and Liam O’Neil (Metric, The Stills). NPR Music premiered “From The Night,” the lead track off the record, calling it “a misnomer to describe a song about embracing darkness as ‘sunny,’ but its silver linings – “Let’s be young / Let’s pretend that we never will die” – are as insistent as the propulsive thump of the chorus.” Listen here.

“From The Night” revels in the chances you take and the loves you make or break on any given evening. Lead singer/songwriter Torquil Campbell explains, “I always find it so moving and beautiful to watch people have their nights out. There’s something so heartbreaking about it. People have jobs that they have to get up for, jobs they hate, and they live for the weekend; they live for these moments. And they put everything they have into it.”

For ‘No One Is Lost,’ STARS craved autonomy, and serendipitously inherited the Mile End rehearsal space last December above the now defunct, Royal Phoenix nightclub in Montreal. STARS built a functional studio out of the former space of then-disbanding Handsome Furs (and site of Arcade Fire’s first rehearsals); Mile End became a home away from home. Then the nightclub (and life) crept in, resulting in STARS’ most urgent record to date. Drummer Pat McGee explains, “The sub-bass throb coming from the club below our studio was undeniably and unavoidably influential. It motivated us to out-throb the throb.”

“This record’s called ‘No One Is Lost’ because that is a fucking lie,” says Torquil. “We are all lost, we are all going to lose this game and, as you get older, you lose people more and more. I just wanted to close my eyes and jump and hope that was true. Life is loss, love is loss. And loving people is about accepting that you’re going to have to say goodbye to them. And that’s why it’s fucking brave. That’s STARS ethos: this life is very heartbreaking and sad… so let’s get completely fucking arseholed and listen to some Dionne Warwick.”

‘No One Is Lost’ translates all that anxiety into pure ecstasy, from the laser-cut new-waved precision of Millan’s “This Is the Last Time” to the soaring, Mozzerific chorus of Campbell’s “Trap Door,” to the dreamy duet “Look Away.” And the titanic title track – the sound of a dancefloor being swallowed whole by an ocean of sweat and swapped spit – feels like the moment STARS entire 15-year journey has been leading up to, a euphoric house banger that distills all the hope, fear, joy, sadness, and sex in the band’s songbook into a pair of unshakeable mantras: “put your hands up because everybody dies / put your hands up if you know you’re going to lose.”

‘No One Is Lost’ Tracklist:

1. From The Night

2. This Is The Last Time

3. You Keep Coming Up

4. Turn It Up

5. No Better Place

6. What Is To Be Done?

7. Trap Door

8. Are You OK?

9. A Stranger

10. Look Away

11. No One Is Lost

STARS 2014 Tour Dates:

08/18 – Stratford ON, Canada @ Stratford Music Fest

08/30 – Calgary AB, Canada @ Xfest

08/31 – Edmonton AB, Canada @ Sonic Boom

09/07 – Toronto ON, Canada @ Riot Fest Toronto

10/05 – New York, NY @ Modern Sky Festival (Central Park)

11/08 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

11/09 – Boston, MA @ Royale

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

11/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

11/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

11/16 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

11/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

11/21 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

11/22 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

11/23 – Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf

STARS is: Amy Millan, Evan Cranley, Patrick McGee, Chris Seligman and Torquil Campbell, with Chris McCarron.

STARS On The Web:

http://www.youarestars.com/home/

https://www.facebook.com/starsstars

https://twitter.com/youarestars

http://www.youtube.com/user/StarsMontreal

14.08.2014 news, Uncategorized

Old Crow Medicine Show Touring West in September

Old Crow Medicine Show continues to tour on the heels of their critically acclaimed new album Remedy, with dates approaching in the Southeast and West Coast this September, with dates in the Midwest and UK following in October. New Orleans based band The Deslondes, who have toured previously with Alabama ShakesThe Lumineers, and others, will be supporting through September.

See below for updated tour dates – tickets are available on Old Crow’s website – and check out the video for “Sweet Amarillo”:

9/12 – Midwest City, OK @ Rose State Performing Arts Theatre ^

9/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ KIVA Auditorium^

9/14 – Mesa, AZ @ Ikeda Theater^

9/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^

9/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater^

9/19 – Monterey, CA @ Golden State Theater^

9/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic^

9/22 – Reno, NV @ Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel^

9/23 – Bend, OR @ Century Center^

9/24 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall^

9/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre^

9/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre^

9/30 – Missoula, MT @ Adams Center^

10/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre^

10/3 – Madison, WI @ Overture Hall^

10/19 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz*

10/20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street*

10/21 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall*

10/22 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC*

10/24 – London, UK @ Roundhouse*

10/26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso*

11/14 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace

11/21 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre

11/22 – Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium

^ With The Deslondes

* With Parker Millsap 

 

 

22.01.2014 news, Uncategorized

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Announce Spring Tour with Foals and Cage The Elephant

“J. Roddy Walston and the Business … comes off like a more polished White Stripes or an edgier My Morning Jacket” – Time Out New York

 

Best known for their live shows, we are thrilled to announce J. Roddy Walston & The Business’s upcoming string of tour dates, including a spring run with Foals and Cage the Elephant set to begin April 21st.

 

Melting all manner of stereotypes into an as-yet-unnamed breed of New American, each of J. Roddy Walston & The Business’s live performances finds hipsters hugging Teamsters and sweating till it hurts, and art-school cynics and metalheads screaming out every lyric in some gorgeously desperate attempt to connect. There seems to be a competition between the band and the crowd as to who will give more each night.

 

In addition to their epic performances, the band’s relentless rock single “Heavy Bells” has been charting at alternative radio for five months with a peak position of #12 this week. It has also spent five consecutive months on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and is not letting up any time soon. For a peek into their recording habits, out this previously unreleased footage of the band in producer/engineer Mark Neill (The Black Keys) own Soil of the South Studios

 

 

Tour Dates

 

2/1 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

4/11 – 4/13 Indio, CA – Coachella, Weekend 1

4/18 – 4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella, Weekend 2

4/21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater%

4/22 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater%

4/24 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit%

4/25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues%

5/2 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*%

5/4 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre*%

5/6 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*%

5/10 – Richmond, VA – The National*%

5/13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus*%

5/14 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom*%

5/15 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center*%

5/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*%

5/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*%

5/20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*%

 

% with Cage the Elephant

* with Foals

18.07.2011 artists, Uncategorized

Umphrey’s McGee


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Already regarded as one of today’s most progressive and innovative acts, Umphrey’s McGee released their ATO-debut Death By Stereo this Fall, an album that cements their status as one of rock’s most audacious forces in the studio.

Death By Stereo is a lethal musical gumbo stewed by the Chicago-based bands seemingly telepathic six members, who Entertainment Weekly calls “Consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.”

Death By Stereo finds the groups’ feet firmly entrenched in hard-hitting rock while still exploring radical new territories: Sticky Fingers-era Rolling Stones romp on Wellwishers, Black Keys-style blues on Domino Theory, and horns-infused 70s funk on Booth Love. Conduit delivers the type of dual-guitar fireworks that Umphrey’s has become known for and Miami Virtue is an upbeat, kaleidoscopic blend of Phoenix and Pink Floyd.

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