10.10.2017 news

Watch Nick Hakim’s eerie, sensual “Cuffed” video – on tour now

Nick Hakim‘s music video for “Cuffed” evokes and reimagines the rituals of the Venezuelan followers of Maria Lionza – watch the video now, which was directed by Daniel Kaufman (Diddy; DJ Khaled feat. Future & Jay Z) and features the performance art of FlucT, and read an interview with the director via The FADER.

Of the video, Kaufman said, “For me, the video is about a violent expulsion of negativity–because catharsis is always violent. I’d like people to feel that odd mix of disbelief, confusion, aversion, and perverse joy.” Nick Hakim added, “my favorite part of this process was getting to know everyone else in the couple days we spent working on this video: in one day all of us connected with one another and found trust within one another. It was truly therapeutic. The land we were on was extremely beautiful. I feel blessed to have worked with such talented and amazing artists.”

Nick Hakim is on tour now in the US, and heads to Europe for extensive dates with Fleet Foxes and Bonobo next month – see full dates below.

10/10:  New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/12:  Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
10/13:  Austin, TX @ Antone’s
10:14: Austin, TX @ ACL Festival 
10:15:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
10/17:  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/18:  Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/19:  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/20:  San Francisco, CA @ The Independant
10/21: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club 
10/23: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir 
10/24:  Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/01:  Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde
11/02:  Belfort, FR @ La Poudrière
11/03:  Rotterdam, NL @ BIRD
11/04: Eindhoven, NL @ So What’s Next Festival 
11/07:  Zurich, CH @ X-Tra*
11/08:  Vienna, AT @ Gasometer*
11/09: Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture*
11/10:  Milan, IT @ Fabrique Milano*
11/13: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle*
11/15: Belgium, BE @ Forest National^
11/16: Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live^
11/17: Hamburg, GER @ Uberjazz Festival 
11/18: Paris, FR @ Le Zenith^
11/23: Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo*
11/24: Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall*
11/26: London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/27: London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/28: Bexhill-On-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion*
11/29: Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall*
12/01: Cologne, DE @ Palladium*
12/03: Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
12/04: Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
12/05: Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene*
12/06: Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene*
12/12: Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds 
02/13: Bristol, UK @ The Lantern 
02/14: London, UK @ KOKO 
02/15: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
02/16: Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s 
02/17: Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute

^ with Bonobo
* with Fleet Foxes

Watch Nick Hakim’s Pitchfork Live performance and his live session of “Needy Bees”:


29.09.2017 news

New Jessica Lea Mayfield Album ‘Sorry Is Gone’ Out Now!

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone, is out today on ATO Records – get it now on vinyl (clear wax with a sticker sheet!), CD, cassette, or digital: http://smarturl.it/sorryisgone

Of the record, Mayfield comments, “The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it. I realized I’m the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else.” She continues, “I have to sing about things and write about things that have happened to me as therapy. That’s what connects me to other music I listen to. I want music to make me feel things. This is my inner dialogue, and my chance to get the last word.”

Watch Jessica’s video for “Sorry is Gone”:

“She doesn’t hide or hold back—a raw, fierce attitude runs through the confessional stanzas.”
NPR Music

“Jessica Lea Mayfield is sweet and lonesome, and maybe a little mischievous, on this, the beautiful, gentle country-rock title track from her coming fourth studio album.”
The New York Times

“Jessica Lea Mayfield’s fourth album, Sorry Is Gone, sees the sharp-tongued and suave Ohio musician more confident than ever before.”—Stereogum

Sorry Is Gone is clamorous and dynamic, reflective of Mayfield’s rare gift of seeming equally steady and chameleonic from album to album.”—LENNY

“She succeeds with this tricky balance due to a great band, expertly rendered songs that split the difference between angst and honesty, and a voice that’s both vicious and resigned while singing about a horrific time that you hope is finally behind her.  The backstory leading to Sorry is Gone may not be the type you’d wish on anyone, but in the hands of Jessica Lea Mayfield, it has resulted in compelling art.”—American Songwriter

 

Following an extensive fall tour, Mayfield and her band will embark on a series of newly announced dates in 2018 including shows in Dallas, Austin, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and more. All tickets are now on-sale at https://site.jessicaleamayfield.com/tour. See below for complete dates!

The 11-track record was recorded at Water Music and Electric Lady studios with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent). In addition to Mayfield, the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Seth Avett on backing vocals and keys, drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), bassist Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons) and guitarist Cameron Deyell (Sia, Streets of Laredo.) with additional production from Patrick Damphier (The Mynabirds).

Sorry Is Gone is Mayfield’s first solo album since 2014’s Make My Head Sing…, which was released to widespread acclaim. Of the album, Rolling Stone asserted, “…Mayfield’s echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results,” while Pitchfork praised, “There’s something certainly compelling about this raw, minimalist sound” and NPR’s Fresh Air proclaimed, “The music is heavy, but it soars.” Additionally Interview Magazine declared, “Mayfield sounds like she’s finally arrived” and USA Today affirmed, “Her evolution as an artist has been fascinating to hear.” Most recently, in 2015, Mayfield collaborated with Seth Avett on Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith.

SORRY IS GONE TRACK LISTING

  1. Wish You Could See Me Now
  2. Sorry Is Gone
  3. Meadow
  4. Maybe Whatever
  5. Soaked Through
  6. Safe 2 Connect 2
  7. Bum Me Out
  8. WTF
  9. Offa My Hands
  10. World Won’t Stop
  11. Too Much Terrible

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD TOUR

October 8—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

October 12—Columbus, OH—Rumba Café*

October 13—Lakewood, OH—Mahall’s 20 Lanes*

October 14—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Café*

October 15—Toronto, ON—The Rivoli*

October 17—New York, NY—Baby’s All Right*

October 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott†

October 20—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle†

October 21—Washington, DC—Songbyrd†

October 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern†

October 24—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room†

October 25—Knoxville, TN—The Open Chord†

October 26—Asheville, NC—The Altamont†

October 27—Atlanta, GA—The Earl†

October 28—Charlotte, NC—Stage Door Theater†

November 3—Nashville, TN —The Basement East‡

November 8—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi†

November 9—Chicago, IL—The Empty Bottle

November 10—Milwaukee, WI—The Back Room at Colectivo

November 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry

November 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency†

November 14—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel†

November 15—Des Moines, IA—Vaudeville Mews†

November 16—Kansas City, MO—The Riot Room†

November 17—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway†

November 18—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar†

January 18—Little Rock, AR—Stickyz Rock‘n’Roll Chicken Shack#

January 19—Dallas, TX—Three Links#

January 20—Austin, TX—Barracuda#

January 22—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf#

January 23—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar#

January 24—San Diego, CA—The Casbah#

January 26—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo#

January 27—Joshua Tree, CA—Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace#

January 28—Costa Mesa, CA—The Wayfarer#

January 30—San Francisco, CA—The Independent#

February 1—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge#

February 2—Vancouver, BC—The Cobalt#

February 3—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern#

February 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room#

February 8—Boulder, CO—eTown

February 9—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge#

February 10—Wichita, KS—Barleycorn’s#

*with support from Mal Blum

†with support from Blank Range

‡with support from Idle Bloom

#with support from Sun Seeker

27.09.2017 news

Nilüfer Yanya signs to ATO – watch “Baby Luv” music video now!

Introducing: Nilüfer Yanya.

The 22 year old Londoner Nilüfer Yanya today revealed her new single “Baby Luv” — her first release since the acclaimed ‘Plant Feed’ EP in July. The single is Nilüfer’s first release on ATO Records — learn more about Nilüfer here, and stream or download the track here. Nilüfer will also travel to the U.S. for her first North American shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge (November 14th) and Los Angeles’ Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery  (November 16th).

Watch her video for the “sparse and arresting” track “Baby Luv” via The FADER:

“With Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone running through the veins of her songwriting, she uses her low, deadpan vocal and minimalist guitar to tell a deeply relatable story.” – The FADER

“A mesmerizing singer, with a haunting voice that suggests not only wisdom but also pain well beyond her years, as well as a killer ear for melody.” – NYLON

“BEST NEW TRACK…This is new music, post-post-punk, with some new wave guitar shimmer, the vocal cadence of snotty young rappers, and hints of jazz wafting.” Pitchfork

“Her voice and lyrics are all that’s needed to grab your attention and not let go.” – Pigeons & Planes

Emerging in 2016 with her debut EP ‘Small Crimes,’ Nilüfer Yanya has gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising British songwriters and guitarists of her generation. Nilüfer’s 2017 follow up EP, ‘Plant Feed,’ proved her breakthrough moment with Pitchfork crowning her a ‘Rising’ artist, MistaJam selecting her as a ‘New Name’ on BBC Radio 1 and Broken Social Scene and The XX all handpicking her to perform as support at their headline dates.

 

Watch the video for “Golden Cage,” which Pitchfork previously said “is the kind of song you love to sing, sure, but it’s as much the kind of song you want to be”:

 

Outside of her solo work, Nilüfer also runs a charitable organization, Artists In Transit, along with her sister Molly Daniel — who also co-directs Nilüfer’s stunning DIY videos with her boyfriend Patrick Chamberlain. Artists In Transit aims to assist displaced people entering Europe through arts and music lessons and is funded in part by a zine, My Friend, created by the sisters.

 

Supported extensively by Pitchfork (”Golden Cage’, Best New Track’ and ‘Rising’), The FADER, i-D (‘Class of 2017’), Pigeons and Planes, The Line Of Best Fit (‘Ones To Watch 2017’), NME, DIY (‘The Big Neu Thing’), The Sunday Times (‘Breaking Act’), The Observer (‘One To Watch’) and a host of BBC tastemaker DJs including Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Matt Wilkinson, Nilüfer has confirmed herself as a singular, exceptional, and in-demand new talent.

24.09.2017 news

New J. Roddy Walston & The Business Album “Destroyers of the Soft Life” Out Now; Watch CONAN performance

J. Roddy Walston & The Business has melded engaging, melodic songwriting with sharp observations about American culture on Destroyers of the Soft Life, their new album out NOW.

Get it now on gleaming white vinyl or CD, and stream/download everywhere: http://smarturl.it/jroddydestroyers

Watch the band’s CONAN performance and read an exclusive interview with Noisey:

Produced by studio veteran Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty) and mixed by M. Allen Parker (Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow), Destroyers of the Soft Life began two years ago when Rod Walston (lead singer / guitarist / piano), Billy Gordon (guitar), Logan Davis (bass) and Steve Colmus (drums) purchased space in a Richmond, Virigina WWII era bomb shelter turned lumber yard. The foursome gutted and subsequently spent seven months transforming it into their own recording studio. As they put down roots Walston also became a father for the first time, inspiring lyrics that take an unflinching look at family dynamics and parental motivations.

“We had never been a band where we pretended that it’s 1965,” Walston said. “Loud rock and roll music has become less relevant because it’s just been on a loop,” he says. “If there was any rule on this record, it was, let’s be a part of music right now. I want to be part of living music in this moment.”

TOUR DATES

9/30 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

10/4 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall

10/5 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

10/7 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits

10/8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

10/10 – Orlando, FL – The Social

10/11 – Ybor City, FL – Crowbar

10/13 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre

10/14 – Greenville, SC – Fall for Greenville

10/15 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre

 

20.09.2017 news

Re-Saturating The Seven Contest

Purchase The Desaturating Seven from any participating independent record store and receive a black and white ‘Desaturated Seven’ coloring poster.  Colorize the poster and way you see fit and post on Instagram with hashtag #desaturatingseven.  The top three entries chosen by ATO Records on 10/20 will receive a pair of tickets to any headlining show on the 2017 Fall tour (10/22-11/13), a $100 gift card to the Primus online store, and a $100 gift card to the ATO Records online store.  Available while posters last! 

 

Participating Stores

Cactus Houston TX
Central Square Santa Rosa Beach FL
Cheap Thrills Beckly WV
Darkside Records Poughkeepsie NY
Dearborn Music Dearborn MI
Easy Street Seattle WA
Electric Fetus Minneapolis MN
Euclid Records St. Louis MO
Euclid Records New Orleans LA
Fingerprints Long Beach CA
Homer’s Omaha NE
Indy CD & Vinyl Indianapolis IN
Looney Tunes West Babylon NY
Lou’s Records Encinitas CA
Magnolia Thunderpussy Columbus OH
Music Millennium Portland OR
Omega Music Dayton OH
Oz Music Tuscaloosa AL
Park Avenue CD Orlando FL
Peaches New Orleans LA
Plan 9 Richmond VA
Pure Pop Burlington VT
Record Archive Rochester NY
Record Exchange Boise ID
Rhino/Mad Platter Claremont CA
Rockin’ Rudy’s Missoula MT
Salzer’s Ventura CA
Schoolkid’s Raleigh NC
Schoolkid’s Durham NC
Schoolkid’s Chapel Hill NC
Skip’s Records & CD World Eugene OR
Streetlight San Jose CA
Strictly Discs Madison WI
The Long Ear Coeur d’Alene ID
T-Bones Records Hattiesburg MS
Tunes Hoboken NJ
Tunes Marlton NJ
Tunes Voorhees NJ
Twist and Shout Denver CO
Vinyl Renaissance Overland Park KS
Waterloo Records and Video Austin TX
Wooden Nickel Fort Wayne IN
BIRDLAND MUSIC VIRGINIA BEACH VA
BOO BOO RECORDS SAN LUIS OBISPO CA
CD CENTRAL LEXINGTON KY
CRIMINAL RECORDS ATLANTA GA
CULTURE CLASH TOLEDO OH
DADDY KOOL RECORDS ST PETERSBURG FL
END OF AN EAR AUSTIN TX
EXILE ON MAIN ST BRANFORD CT
GOOD RECORDS DALLAS TX
GRIMEY’S NASHVILLE TN
GUESTROOM RECORDS NORMAN OK
GUESTROOM RECORDS OKLAHOMA CITY OK
GUESTROOM RECORDS LOUISVILLE KY
HOT POOP WALLA WALLA WA
JACKPOT RECORDS PORTLAND OR
LANDLOCKED MUSIC BLOOMINGTON IN
LUNA MUSIC INDIANAPOLIS IN
LUNCHBOX RECORDS CHARLOTTE NC
M-THEORY MUSIC SAN DIEGO CA
NEAT NEAT NEAT RECORDS AND MUSIC FORT WAYNE IN
RADIO-ACTIVE RECORDS FT LAUDERDALE FL
SEASICK RECORDS BIRMINGHAM AL
SHAKE IT CINCINNATI OH
STINKWEEDS PHOENIX AZ
THE END OF ALL MUSIC OXFORD MS
UHF RECORDS ROYAL OAK MI
VERTIGO MUSIC GRAND RAPIDS MI
VINTAGE VINYL ST LOUIS MO
WAITING ROOM RECORDS NORMAL IL
YOUNG ONES KUTZTOWN PA
BK Music Richmond VA
Bull Moose Music Portland ME
Dimple Records Sacramento CA
Down In The Valley Golden Valley MN
Down In The Valley Crystal MN
Down In The Valley Maple Grove MN
Gallery Of Sound Wilkes-Barre PA
Graywhale Taylorsville UT
Independent Records Colorado Springs CO
Monster Charleston SC
Rasputin Music Berkeley CA
Reckless Records Chicago IL
Reckless Records Chicago IL
Reckless Records Chicago IL
Silver Platters Seattle WA
Sound Garden Baltimore MD
Sound Garden Syracuse NY
The Exclusive Company Oshkosh WI
Vintage Vinyl Fords NJ
Zia Record Exchange Phoenix AZ
Angelos Aurora CO
EARSHOT (SC) Greenville SC
Everyday Music Portland OR
Josey Records Dallas TX
Love Garden Sounds Lawrence KS
Main Street Music Philadelphia PA
Mills Record Company Kansas City MO
Mojo Books & Music Tampa FL
Permanent Records Los Angeles CA
Princeton Record Exchange Princeton NJ
Rough Trade Brooklyn NY
Repo Records Philadelphia PA
Shuga Records Chicago IL
Siren Records Doylestown PA
The Groove Nashville TN
Touch Vinyl Los Angeles CA
Wuxtry Records Athens GA
Sonic Boom Seattle WA
Sisters of Sound Manhattan KS
Rainy Day Records Olympia WA
Rolling Stones Norridge IL
Superfly Music San Marcos TX
House Of Records Eugene OR
Finders Records Bowling Green OH
Wax Trax Denver CO
Eagle Valley Music Minturn CO
Dyno Records Newburyport MA
Mobius Records Fairfax VA
Port of Sound Records Costa Mesa CA
Creep Records Philadelphia PA
Sweat Records Miami FL
The Record Lounge Lansing MI
Wild Honey Records Knoxville TN
Freakbeat Records Sherman Oaks CA
Turntable Lab New York NY
Green Light Music Kalamazoo MI
Breakaway Records Austin TX
Lagniappe Records Lafayette LA
Songbyrd Music Washington DC

 

15.09.2017 news

New Primus album ‘The Desaturating Seven’ Out Today; On Tour this Fall

“Strange-as-ever” – BrooklynVegan

“Appropriately garish” – SPIN

Deeply off-kilter” – Stereogum

“The masters of weirdness” – Loudwire

San Francisco rock legends Primus are pleased to release The Desaturating Seven, their first original studio album in six years, today via ATO Records. Described as “an ever-mutating epic filled with marching rhythms, jarring tempo shifts and a prog-funk groove (cleverly set in 7/8) that recalls early Eighties King Crimson” by Rolling Stone, it’s available now on rainbow splatter vinyl, CD, download or streaming – GET IT NOW.

Get the album at your local record store, and you’ll receive a “desaturated” poster. Colorize the poster (be creative!) and share with #desaturatingseven – the five best entries will win a Primus prize pack!

This is the first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus line-up of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). The Desaturating Seven is inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Claypool often read to his kids when they were growing up. The book tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull the color out of the world.

“Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called “The Rainbow Goblins” by Ul De Rico,” Claypool explained. “The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.’ The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”

Watch Les Claypool read the full ‘Rainbow Goblins’ storybook:

 

This fall their Ambushing the Storm Tour will feature a complete performance of the new record—a show with a set of Primus material and then “an entire set of Goblin Rock, with full production and fancy eye candy.” All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

 

 

2017 Ambushing The Storm Tour

10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens

10/21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn

10/22 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live

10/24 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial

10/25 – Richmond, VA – The National

10/27 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater

10/28 – Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch

10/29 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater

10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

11/2 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater

11/3 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater

11/4 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater

11/5 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater

11/7 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater

11/9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

11/10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel

11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

11/13 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre

12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

12/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

15.09.2017 news

The Bronx Release “Two Birds” Video, from “V” out 9/22

The Bronx released a new video for “Two Birds” from their forthcoming album V out 9/22 – pre-order now.
The video, directed by Steven Hanft, follows the band as they perform across the seedy, off the beaten path L.A. landscape, away from the typical Beverly Hills and Hollywood sights. The clip is populated with a variety of Hollywood sirens, oddballs and masked characters adding new flavor to a vintage, classic rock video.

The Bronx’s V was produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, FIDLAR), and follows the bands alter-ego’s 2014 album Mariachi El Bronx III.

Guitarist Joby Ford says of the album: “It has the angst and social commentary that has characterized us from the beginning, only now the angst is aimed at more than just superficial things and the social commentary is directed at more than just people who like different music than us.”

The band will hit the road on release date, circling the US in October. Check out dates below.

FRI 9/22 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US

SAT 9/23 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ, US

SUN 9/24 – 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ, US

TUE 9/26 – Barracuda, Austin, TX, US

WED 9/27 – Curtain Club, Dallas, TX, US

THU 9/28 – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs, Houston, TX, US

FRI 9/29 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, US

SAT 9/30 – The Loft, Atlanta, GA, US

SUN 10/1 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN, US

TUE 10/3 – Strange Matter, Richmond, VA, US

WED 10/4 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, US

FRI 10/6 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, US

SAT 10/7 – House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ, US

SUN 10/8 – Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY, US

TUE 10/10 – El Club, Detroit, MI, US

WED 10/11 – Subterranean, Chicago, IL, US

THU 10/12 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO, US

SAT 10/14 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO, US

SUN 10/15 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO, US

TUE 10/17 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT, US

WED 10/18 – The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV, US

THU 10/19 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US

THU 10/26 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

FRI 10/27 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

SAT 10/28 – Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

SUN 10/29 – Enmore Theatre, Newtown, NSW, Australia

MON 10/30 – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

TUE 10/31 – Panthers, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

THU 11/2 – Hq, Adelaide, SA, Australia

FRI 11/3 – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA, Australia

15.09.2017 news

Mike Gordon’s “OGOGO” Out Now!

Mike Gordon’s new solo album OGOGO has arrived via Megaplum / ATO Records. Produced by GRAMMY© Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs, Weezer, Alabama Shakes), OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and Los Angeles, and features Mike’s regular touring band: Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums), and Craig Myers (percussion).

BUY HERE 

“It was clear right from the opening track, “Equilibrium,” the LP was more inspired by the pop world than the likes of Phish and The Allman Brothers Band. Gordon had been listening to a lot of pop music when he drove his 8-year-old daughter Tessa to school each morning and the influence of the contemporary hits he heard seeped into his new music. Everett made full use of the studio to layer multiple tracks to create each of the songs found on OGOGO, in some cases using a dozen tracks or more of the same instrument on one tune. The result is unlike anything Mike has put out in the past and the insanely catchy “Let’s Go” just may be the bassist’s first crossover hit.”  – Jambase


Gordon will celebrate the release of OGOGO with a North American headline tour that will kick off at the Georgia Theater in Athens, GA on September 22. The run will include shows at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto (September 30), the Metro in Chicago (October 6), and a two-night stand at the Boulder Theatre (October 13 + 14).

 

MIKE GORDON – FALL 2017 TOUR DATES

9/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

9/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

9/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

9/26 – Richmond, VA @ The National

9/27 – New Haven, CT @ College St. Music Hall

9/29 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater

9/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

10/1 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

10/3 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bells Eccentric Café

10/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater

10/5 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

10/6 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro

10/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

10/10 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

15.09.2017 news

Drive-By Truckers release live version of “What It Means” from Newport Folk

The Drive-By Truckers have released a new digital single for “What It Means” recorded live at this summers Newport Folk Festival. It was the highlight of a powerful, energized set – and a crowning moment in the past year of the bands life, touring behind the politically charged (and critically acclaimed) American BandPatterson Hood tells Rolling Stone: “When we recorded [the album] they hadn’t even had the first primary yet. We were writing about this dark time that I honestly thought was going to get better.” Read the whole piece here and stream or download the track now, or pre-order on limited edition 7″ backed with a brand new studio track”The Perilous Night”.

Listen to “What It Means (Live at Newport Folk Festival)” and the moving introduction by Hood:

Drive-By Truckers on tour this fall:
9/29 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
9/30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/3 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
10/4 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/5 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
10/6 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
10/7 – Arrington, VA – The Festy Experience at Infinity Downs Farm
10/8 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage at The Clay Center
10/13 – Denver, CO – Whisky X at Colorado Air & Space Museum
08.09.2017 news

Listen to New Joseph ‘Stay Awake’ EP and see on tour this fall!

Joseph returns with a seven-track EP, Stay Awake, out today to stream or download at http://smarturl.it/joseph-stayawake. The collection includes three new songs – “All,” which opens the set, a demo of “50, 60, 80” and the closing track, “Stay Awake” – plus reimagined versions of two older songs and stunning covers of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and the Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile.” 

Natalie Schepman, who founded Joseph with her two sisters, Allison Closner and Meegan Closner, says,Stay Awake is a small collection of songs we put together to help ourselves deal with heaviness. It’s a bit of telling it like it is. It’s a bit of a ‘keep going.’” 

NPR Music premiered Joseph’s glistening version of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” today – listen HERE. 

“When we were recently reminded of Tears for Fears’ song ‘Everybody Wants to Rule The World,’ it hit us how pertinent it is today even though it was written in the 80’s. Today, maybe more than ever,” explains Natalie, who added a few lines after the bridge that especially speak to the times we live in:

 

“Make the most of freedom and pleasure.

All I know is take care of each other.

An open door, a seat at the table, there’s enough to go around.”

 

“In all honesty, it feels like the house is falling down around us, but the lyric ‘holding hands while the walls come tumbling down’ resounds in our minds,” says Natalie. “We hope that our music can be a force of togetherness when it seems like everything’s trying to divide us.”  

The band recorded Stay Awake at Sound Emporium in Nashville. It was produced by longtime friend Andrew Stonestreet, who co-wrote several tracks on Joseph’s most recent album, I’m Alone, No You’re Not.

The band’s fall headline tour kicks off next week with a September 13 show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The run includes an evening at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (September 15) and a concert at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre (October 13). Tickets are available at http://smarturl.it/josephtour.

Stay Awake – Track Listing

 

1.     All

2.     Everybody Wants to Rule The World

3.     Lifted Away 

4.     Planets

5.     50, 60, 80 (Demo)

6.     Moonlight Mile

7.     Stay Awake

 

Joseph – North American Tour Dates

9/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

9/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

9/16 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *                                                 SOLD OUT

9/17 – Burlington, VT @ Grand Point North Festival @ Waterfront Park

9/19 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon *

9/20 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *

9/22 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

9/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

9/24 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

9/26 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #

9/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi #

9/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City #

9/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #

10/1 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall #

10/2 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall #

10/4 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s #

10/6 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s (ACL Late Night Show) #

10/7 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival

10/8 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s #

10/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ KiMo Theatre #

10/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #

10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre #

11/18 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capitol 

* Bailen opening

# Liza Anne opening

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