08.11.2019 news

Allen Stone Releases New Album ‘Building Balance’

The R&B/soul singer-songwriter is embarking on his biggest U.S. headlining tour yet in support of the record on February 2020

 

“the eagerness and frisky syncopations of Mr. Wonder, coupled at times with Michael Jackson’s percussive flourishes” —The New York Times

 

“heartwarming…meaningful” — Billboard

 

“A pitch-perfect powerhouse” — USA Today

 

“The long-haired singer has a knack for creating catchy, soulful tunes that are full of heartfelt sentiment and foot-tapping grooves” — Soulbounce

 

 

 

R&B singer-songwriter Allen Stone releases his latest album Building Balance today. Building Balance is rooted in a mix of genres from 70s D.C. go-go music and hip-hop to soul and funk. Allen Stone’s third record is built around the central and very human question of finding balance, largely constructed at a vital point in the 32-year old musician’s life when he was figuring out how to balance the new and old parts of his life, the romance and rest of domesticity with the intensity of his career as a touring musician. “The balance through the turmoil of strife and struggle is the best balance you can build because you’re growing, you’re strengthening, you’re utilizing muscles,” Allen Stone says of the album. “If it was a cake walk then you’re not gonna fortify those tendons or that willpower.”

 

Watch “Sunny Days” music video below

 

 

Building Balance is Allen Stone’s third record, and arguably his most sentimental and experimental, diving headfirst into the depths of emotion on cuts like “Brown Eyed Lover” and “Consider Me” while tapping into the nostalgic funk sound that has put him on the map on “Back to the Swing” and “Sweaters”. Building Balance sees the soul vanguard continuing to draw inspiration from ’70s-era genre icons, his tremulous voice sitting amid D’Angelo in its sultrier moments and Stevie Wonder at its most melodic. A textured amalgam of R&B and soul, Building Balance puts Allen Stone front & center as an artist that has not only grown into his own, but one that has learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life from the vices of the past to the gifts of the present.

 

To support the soul-stirring collection of R&B and funk tracks, the soulful crooner will be embarking on his biggest headlining U.S. tour yet. The sprawling 35-date outing kicks off in Austin, TX on February 7th and promises an intimate and fun-loving deep-dive into Allen Stone’s catalogue from fan favorites and cuts from the new record. Allen Stone will bring the show to major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and more.

 

Buy tickets for Allen Stone’s Building Balance 2020 U.S. Tour HERE

 

 

ALLEN STONE NORTH AMERICAN KARAOKE TOUR FALL 2019

11.09 – Nashville, TN – Analog – Sold Out!

11.11 – Denver, CO – The Soiled Dove Underground- Sold Out!

11.12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)- Sold Out!

11.13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

11.15 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door- Sold Out!

11.16 – Portland, OR – The Jack London Revue- Sold Out!

11.18 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door

 

ALLEN STONE BUILDING BALANCE 2020 U.S. TOUR DATES

2.7- Austin, TX- Empire Control Room and Garage

2.8 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

2.10 – Nashville, TN- Marathon Music Works

2.12 – Atlanta, GA- Buckhead Theatre

2.18 – Fort Lauderdale FL  -Culture Room

2.19 – Orlando, FL- The Plaza Live

2.21- Pensacola, FL- Vinyl Music Hall

2.24 – Charlotte, NC   – The Underground – Charlotte

2.25 – Washington, DC  – 9:30 Club

2.27- Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes

2.29 – Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Steel

3.1- Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

3.3 – Boston, MA- Royale

3.4 – Portland, ME- Aura

3.6 – Cleveland, OH- House of Blues

3.8 – Toronto, ON- Phoenix Concert Theatre

3.9 – Pittsburgh, PA- Mr. Smalls Theatre

3.10 – Columbus, OH-Newport Music Hall

3.12 – Memphis, TN- Minglewood Hall

3.13 – Saint Louis, MO-Delmar Hall

3.14 – Chicago, IL- Vic Theatre

3.16 – Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue – Mainroom

3.17- Omaha, NE- Slowdown

3.18 – Kansas City, MO- The Truman

3.20- Denver, CO- Summit Music Hall

3.22 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

3.23 – Spokane, WA- Knitting Factory Concert House

3.25 – Seattle, WA- The Showbox

3.27- Vancouver, BC- The Commodore Ballroom

3.28 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

3.30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

4.1- San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre

4.3- Los Angeles, CA -The Fonda Theatre

4.4- Santa Ana, CA -The Observatory Santa Ana

4.5 – San Diego, CA -The Observatory North Park

 

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08.10.2019 news

Watch Black Pumas Perform “Colors” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last night, Black Pumas — the Austin upstarts who have emerged as “the breakout band of 2019” (NPR) on the back of their “perfectly realized” (The Guardian) self-titled debut album — performed “Colors” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 

“Colors” took off after a live version racked up over 4 million views on YouTube, and is the #1 Most Added song at Triple A Radio. Watch last night’s Kimmel performance below:

 

 

From winning Best New Band and Best Song (“Black Moon Rising”) at the 2019 Austin Music Awards and attracting praise from Rolling Stone for their “tireless, charismatic” performances at SXSW to sold-out dates across the US and debut television performances, Black Pumas are having an ascendent 2019. Black Pumas recently captured “lightning in a bottle” at a recent Austin City Limits taping, and just last month performed on CBS This Morning.

 

Check out a Spotify feature on Black Pumas frontman Eric Burton, and his journey from busking on the Santa Monica boardwalk to touring the world: https://bit.ly/2oCDnaJ

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

10/10 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM

10/11 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO (SOLD OUT)

10/12 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO (SOLD OUT)

10/13 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO

10/14 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT

10/16 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)

10/19 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

10/21 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/22 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)

10/23 – Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

10/24 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)

10/25 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)

10/26 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ

10/27 – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ

11/7 – La Roche-sur-Yon, FR – Le Fuzz’yon

11/8 – Paris, FR – La Boule Noire (SOLD OUT)

11/9 – Ajaccio, FR – Aghja

11/10 – Ris-Orangis, FR – Le Plan

11/12 – Berlin, DE – Frannz Club (SOLD OUT)

11/13 – Cologne, DE – Helios 37 (SOLD OUT)

11/14 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord (SOLD OUT)

11/15 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT)

11/16 – Rotterdam, NL – BIRDfest

11/17 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix

11/19 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana (SOLD OUT)

11/20 – London, UK – Dingwalls (SOLD OUT)

11/21 – Manchester, UK – YES (The Pink Room) (SOLD OUT)

11/22 – Glasgow, UK – Audio Glasgow (SOLD OUT)

11/23 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social (SOLD OUT)

11/30 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

12/14 – Lightning 100 Festivus – Nashville, TN

1/10 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

1/31 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

2/5 – Dublin, IE – The Academy

2/6 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 3

2/7 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

2/8 – Paris, FR – Alhambra

2/10 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

2/11 – Groningen, NL – De Oosterport

2/12 – Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar

2/14 – Antwerp, BE – Trix

2/15 – Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnoff

2/16 – Cologne, DE – Gloria-Theater

2/18 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefahrlich

2/19 – Berlin, DE – Metropol

2/21 – Vienna, AU – Grelle Forelle

2/22 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte

 

07.10.2019 news

Temples Release Third Album “Hot Motion”

“Hot Motion is their third album and shows such a gigantic growth from either of their two previous albums as to leave the listener giddy with delight…This is bright, progressive, shimmeringly psychedelic rock music of the highest order. Under The Radar

 

Order Hot Motion from the ATO Store

Beloved British band Temples’ highly anticipated third album, Hot Motion – is out today.  Renowned for their mesmerizing live performances, Temples  take to the road in support of Hot Motion with North American  touring in the fall and winter. The band arrives in the US in October for a first leg of dates which begins with a stop at Desert Daze in Lake Perris, California. (All tour dates below.)

 

 

With their third brilliantly crafted and ingeniously intricate album, Temples have found new ground and a deeper, darker creative well.  A glorious technicolor infuses much of the album but there is a David Lynch-ian undertone that adds a gravity to Hot Motion’s soaring moments. “It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record,” said bassist Thomas Walmsley. “It’s not a ten track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it’s got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further.”

 

Setting up their recording studio in an outbuilding of lead singer James Bagshaw’s house in the midlands of England, the space proved a factor in the gestation of the record. “We’ve gone from bedroom to living room to a dedicated space. We could all set up in the same room and allow things to play out a lot more like a band. That played a huge part in the sound of the record,said Walmsley.

 

Lyrically too, this record has seen Temples embrace “purer, primal” feelings. “I’m really proud of “You’re Either On Something” lyrically,” admitted Bagshaw. “On that track, I can hear influences of stuff that I listened to when I was growing up. There’s almost a nostalgia to that track, even though it’s very forward-looking. Equally, while the words on [album closer] “Monuments” are a little cryptic, it’s very much about the time we live in. I wouldn’t say it’s a political song but you can’t help but write about the things that are happening.

 

North American Tour Dates In Full:

10/11/19 – 10/13/19 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival

10/14/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

10/15/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/17/19  – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room

10/18/19 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

10/19/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

10/21/19 – Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre

10/22/19 –  Austin, TX @ Stubbs

10/24/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

10/25/19 – 10/27/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience

10/29/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

1/20/20- Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

1/21/20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

1/23/20 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

1/24/20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Filmore

1/26/20 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral

1/28/20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

1/30/20 – Detroit, MI – Shelter

1/31/20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

2/1/20 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

2/4/20 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret

2/6/20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

2/7/20 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Cafe

04.10.2019 news

Rodrigo y Gabriela Release New Track “Gamma State” Only on Amazon Music

Today, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela released a brand-new Amazon Original song, “Gamma State”, available only on Amazon Music. Originally a demo from the sessions for their most recent album, Mettavolution, the band returned to the studio to flesh out the song into an intense and exhilarating guitar-centric sprint. Amazon Music is releasing the track as a part of the newly launch playlist, La Guitarra, a new, global playlist spotlighting Latin guitar greats.

 

“The first sketches of this song started a couple of years ago, when we started writing for the new album. We road-tested it on tour in Australia last year and it went down well with our fans there. However, as we zoomed in on recording Mettavolution with Dave Sardy in Los Angeles, it became apparent that it didn’t quite sit with the rest of the songs on the record,” said Rodrigo Sanchez.  “So we are very happy that ‘Gamma State’ is now finally coming out into the world.”

 

Listen to “Gamma State (Amazon Original)” by Rodrigo y Gabriela here:

http://amzn.to/gammastate

Over the last 20 years, Rodrigo y Gabriela have defined and redefined instrumental guitar rock, remaining one of the most internationally recognized and revolutionary acts performing in the genre. Five years since their last album, the group returned this year with their most ambitious album yet, Mettavolution. Recorded in Los Angeles with noted producer Dave Sardy — best-known for his work with Oasis, LCD Soundsystem and Fall Out Boy — the new album brought together the group’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species. A long list of new material was distilled down to six new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions and one audacious, jaw-dropping cover version. The album was released earlier this year, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are currently out on tour supporting the album. Full tour dates below.

 

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela Tour Dates:

10/4: UK, London @ Eventim Apollo

10/5: Belgium, Liege @  Forum

10/7: Germany, Hamburg @ Gruenspan

10/8: Netherlands, Utrecht @ TivoliVrendenburg (Ronda)

10/9: Switzerland, Zurich @ Kaufleuten

10/11: Switzerland, Lausanne @ Les Docks

10/12: France, Montpellier @ Opera (Festival International de la Guitare)

10/13: France, Strasbourg @ La Laiterie

10/15: France, Toulouse @ Bikini

10/16: France, Bordeaux @ Rocher de Palmer

10/17: France, Nantes @ Stereolux

10/19: France, Marseille @ Docks Des Suds

10/21: France, Paris @ Le Trianon

10/22: France, Paris @ Le Trianon

10/23: France, Paris @ Le Trianon

10/25: France, Lille @ L’Aeronef

10/26: France, Reims @ La Cartonnerie

10/27: Belgium, Antwerp @ De Roma

11/15: Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

11/16: Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

11/17: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly

11/19: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/20: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

11/22: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

11/23: Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theater

11/24: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

11/26: Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre

11/27: Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

11/29: McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theater

11/30: Harrisburg, PA @ The Forum Auditorium

12/2: Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center

12/3: Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Civic Center Auditorium

12/4: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Gallard Center

12/6: Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

 

For more information, please contact:

David Marek // Amazon Music

davmarek@amazon.com

01.10.2019 news

Turkish Psych Rockers Altin Gün Share New Tracks Ahead of Tour Supporting Tame Impala & Headline Run

TOUR INCLUDES DESERT DAZE FESTIVAL AND HEADLINE SHOWS
IN SAN FRANCISCO, MONTREAL, BROOKLYN & MORE

 

SOPHOMORE ALBUM GECE AVAILABLE HERE

REISSUE OF ALBUM ON AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW

 

 

 

“Altin Gün’s groovy globalism is infectious.”

NPR

 

“An instant party package of Turkish freakbeat, soundtrack funk and psychedelic synth-pop.”

Uncut

 

“Altin Gün are easy to love. They create music that combines the influences of Turkish folk songs with 70’s glam-psych…”

KCRW

 

“They are one of the grooviest acts on the road these days.

I take every chance to catch them live – it’s a great time guaranteed.”

Julien Barbagallo / Tame Impala

 

 

 

Psychedelic Turkish folk rock group Altin Gün have shared two new tracks ahead of their dates supporting Tame Impala, which will be followed by their own headline US tour dates. The new tracks, “Gelin Halayi” and “Div Div,” premiered via FLOOD Magazine — hear “Gelin Halayi” HERE and “Div Div” HERE. The Tame Impala dates begin in Irving, TX, which will be followed by a night in Houston, TX and a two-night stand in Denver, CO. Their headline dates follow closely behind, and will include stops at Desert Daze FestivalThe Independent in San Francisco, CANeumos in Seattle, WA, a return to Brooklyn, NY at Elsewhere and more. See below for the full list of upcoming tour dates.

 

The band will also reissue their breakthrough album On this year for the first time ever on vinyl in the U.S., to be released this month. Pre-order the reissue HERE.

 

Watch their KEXP Session below

 

 

Altin Gün completed their first-ever U.S. tour earlier this year, which included stops at Pickathon and Outside Lands, a support slot for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes at LA‘s Greek Theater, sellout performances in BrooklynSeattle and Philadelphia, and sessions with KEXP and KCRW.

 

“Turkish psych-folk troupe Altin Gün dazzled with a harmonious blend of tropical synths, hypnotic polyrhythms and baglama (a Turkish lute) riffs,” The Seattle Times raved about their Pickathon performance. “It would be great to see Altın Gün lead a revival of this fantastic sound in the West,” The Stranger said, “as it’s one of the richest seams of rock that’s ever rippled an eardrum.” PopMatters noted that “Altin Gün’s Outside Lands appearance was the last show of their tour, and they used their mid-afternoon slot to bewitch us with dual percussionists and a Turkish string instrument called the saz.”

 

The group recently released their sophomore album Gece earlier this year, which received praise from NPR, Aquarium DrunkardMOJOUncut, and The Guardian. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych. The band was discovered and signed to ATO Records after an explosive performance at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

Altin Gün tour dates

 

10/2 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX #

10/3 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX

10/5 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX #

10/7 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO #

10/8 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO #

10/11 – Fingerprints (In-Store & Signing) – Long Beach, CA

10/11-12 – Desert Daze Festival – Moreno Beach, CA

10/13 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/14 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10/15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

10/15 – Mississippi Studios (late show) – Portland, OR

10/17 – Theatre Rialto – Montreal, QC

10/18 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT

10/19 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY

 

# – w/ Tame Impala

01.10.2019 news

Emily King Remix EP + Sara Bareilles Tour Launch This Weekend

Digital EP Change of Scenery Out October 11th

 

Featuring Remixes by Wynne Bennett, Taylor McFerrin, Wantigga, King Britt

 

Emily King On Tour Across the U.S. with Sara Bareilles Beginning This Saturday, Including Dates at Madison Square Garden & Hollywood Bowl

 

Photo credit: Shotti

 

Emily King will release Change of Scenery: Remix EP, a collection of fresh remixes of five tracks from her critically acclaimed album Scenery, on October 11, and today ATO releases the remix of her dynamic single “Can’t Hold Me” by the renowned producer MachinedrumBillboard premiered the track today, writing, “The intimate, sensual tension that King dances around on the original track becomes an all-out sultry affair as the new production makes space for an irresistible dance beat led by propulsive production and spacey synths.”

 

“When ATO approached me with the remix concept I was really excited about the prospect of having a fresh take on these records,” says King, “plus I grew up in the 90’s when remixes were almost mandatory to an artist’s catalogue. It’s been super fun hearing how these talented artists interpret the music in ways I wouldn’t have imagined.”

 

Listen to “Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix” Below

 

“‘Can’t Hold Me,’ like most of Emily’s songs, is such a powerfully visual song,” says Machinedrum. “This feeling of independence that the lyrics evoke inspired me to make a celebratory version of the song.”

 

Change of Scenery: Remix EP, due out October 11 on ATO Records, features additional remixes by Taylor McFerrinWantiggaKing Britt, and Wynne Bennett’s previously released remix of “Forgiveness.” The EP is available for pre-order HERE.

 

Since its release in February, Scenery has received critical praise across the board for its sparkling R&B sound and delicate, emotive vocals. In addition to high-profile performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, King performed her single “Can’t Hold Me” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also appeared on CBS This Morning. Listen to Scenery HERE.

 

King also co-wrote and contributed vocals to “If I Can’t Have You,” a track on Sara Bareilles’ latest record Amidst the Chaos. She will cap off her incredible 2019 opening Bareilles’ massive U.S. arena tour, which kicks off October 5 in Detroit and includes dates at Madison Square Garden on October 13 and the Hollywood Bowl on November 2. All dates are below and tickets are available HERE

 

Emily King – Change of Scenery: Remix EP

  1. Forgiveness (Wynne Bennett Remix)
  2. Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix)
  3. Blue Light (Taylor McFerrin Remix)
  4. Go Back (Wantigga Remix)
  5. Running (King Britt Anthem Remix)

 

Rave Reviews for Scenery:

 

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

 

“Sleek, vibrant R&B that’s packed with 1980s soundtrack flourishes and big moments; it’s the perfect frame for her extraordinary voice.” – PITCHFORK

 

“Wide and expansive and embraces all manners of genre befitting a child of ’90s hip-hop and pop music who also adored traditional soul music.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

“A lithe vocalist who deftly employs subtlety, rewarding close listening.” – WBEZ SOUND OPINIONS

 

Scenery rings out with joy and hope. The production is a stunning combination of jazz-inflected R&B and ’80s pop that’s precise but not fussy, textured but never overdone.” – KPCC THE FRAME

 

“The vulnerability that’s implied in King’s calming vocal caress is remarkable… The skill she shows elevates her above much of the competition, imbuing her with a decided level of class and credence.” – PASTE

 

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Emily King on Tour with Sara Bareilles: 

10/05: Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI

10/06: Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN

10/08: Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC

10/11: Agganis Arena – Boston, MA

10/12: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

10/13: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

10/15: United Center – Chicago, IL

10/16: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN

10/18: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO

10/19: Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT

10/22: WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA

10/24: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR

10/26: Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
10/27: Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA

10/29: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA

10/30: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

11/01: Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV

11/02: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

11/11: Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX

11/12: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX

11/15: UPMC Events Center – Moon Township, PA

11/16: The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/18: The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/19: The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/20: The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/22: Daily’s Palace – Jacksonville, FL

11/23: BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL

11/24: Amway Center – Orlando, FL

11/26: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA

 

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20.09.2019 news

Brittany Howard Releases Debut Solo Album ‘Jaime’ Today

Brittany Howard released her much anticipated debut solo album, ‘Jaime‘, today. As the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures.  “To me, there is no time off – I’m a creative person and I need to create, or I just feel weird, not fully human,” she says. She’s channeled that relentless creativity into Jaime, her most revelatory work yet.

Howard recorded Jaime after a cross country drive that took her from Nashville to a small house in Topanga, CA – a rustic Los Angeles county town wedged between the mountains and the beach. She titled the album after her sister, who taught her to play the piano and write poetry, and who died of cancer when they were still teenagers.

“The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being,” says Brittany Howard. “But, the record is not about her. It’s about me. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is why I needed to do it on my own.”

 

THREE VINYL OPTIONS AVAILABLE
– Deluxe 180 gram LP w/foil jacket and animated zoetrope labels
– Indie exclusive “Starburst” edition.  Available only at your local record store
Sandstone-colored vinyl w/embossed jacket and colored inner-sleeve

Buy Album Here

 

While Howard admits it was daunting, stepping out alone from her work with Alabama Shakes and revealing so much of herself, it was a necessary step. “I turned 30 and I was like, ‘What do I want the rest of my life to look like?’” she recalls. “Do I want to play the same songs until I’m 50 and then retire, or do I do something that’s scarier for me? Do I want people to understand me and know me, do I want to tell them my story? I’m very private, but my favorite work is when people are being honest and really doing themselves.”

 

 

2019 TOUR

9/20 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre
9/22 | Toronto, ON | Danforth Music Hall
9/23 | Brooklyn, NY | Rough Trade NYC (Q&A/Signing)
9/24 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
9/25 | Boston, MA | House of Blues
9/27 | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore
10/5 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival
10/8  | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/9 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/12 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival
10/13 | Atlanta, GA | AfroPunk Festival
11/14 | Denver, CO | The Ogden Theater
11/15 | Boulder, CO | Boulder Theater
11/18 | Seattle, WA | The Moore Theatre
11/19 | Vancouver, BC | The Commodore
11/20 | Portland, OR | Roseland
11/22 | San Francisco, CA | The Fillmore
11/23 | Oakland, CA | Fox Theater

18.09.2019 news

Allen Stone Announces New Album ‘Building Balance’

 

Soulful vanguard Allen Stone‘s forthcoming record Building Balance will be released November 8th, taking his soul-stirring R&B and funk to the next artistic level. Allen continues to draw inspiration from ’70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amid D’Angelo in its sultrier moments, and Stevie Wonder at its most melodic. Also partially inspired by becoming a husband and father, the album features the most personal, lushly produced and gorgeously performed songs of Allen’s career.

 

Pre-Order ‘Building Balance’ Here

 

Watch Music Video for “Sunny Days” Below

 

Building Balance was largely written in a cabin in the woods of Washington state and partially recorded at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville with three producers: the acclaimed British artist/producer Jaime Lidell, Grammy-winning producer Nasri, and Jeremy Most (Emily King). The album is a textured amalgam of R&B and soul, a result of several personal co-writing sessions, collaborations with Emily King, Mike Posner & Theo Katzman / Joey Dosik of Vulfpeck, and lyrics by Allen. Equal parts sentimental (“Brown Eyed Lover”, “Consider Me”) and replete with nostalgic funk (“Back to the Swing”, “Sweaters”), Allen’s third album shows an artist who has grown into his own and learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life: the vices of the past and the gifts of the present, career and family, the brilliant highs and discouraging lows.

 

“The balance through the turmoil of strife and struggle is the best balance you can build because you’re growing, you’re strengthening, you’re utilizing muscles,” he says of the album. “If it was a cake walk then you’re not gonna fortify those tendons or that willpower.”

 

He’s also released new single “Sunny Days” accompanied by music video seen above. The song is an R&B ode to euphoric love that features slick rap verses alongside Allen’s smooth delivery in his stunningly transformative upper range. Of “Sunny Days”, Allen says the track “is a feel good, throwback song about being confident in the love you have for another. Like a refreshing breeze on a hot summer day the melody cools and comforts. There is no feeling more beautiful than trusting in love.”

 

Allen Stone will hit the road on October 23rd for a live 15-date karaoke tour of intimate rooms. He will perform songs from his catalog and classic karaoke staples with his fans, upfront and literally face-to-face. Watch this hilarious and heartwarming trailer for the tour here.

 

14.09.2019 news

Brittany Howard’s “Stay High” (Official Live Session) Is Out Today

 

Brittany Howard gives a joyful, transcendent performance of Stay High” – the first single from her debut solo album, Jaime – in a new live video, directed by Danny Clinch. Shot at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the clip debuted earlier today on AFROPUNK.com, coinciding with the announcement that Howard will perform at AFROPUNK Brooklyn this Sunday, August 25.

 

View “Stay High” (Official Live Session) below

 

 

Pre-Order Jaime HERE

 

Prior to this weekend’s festivalHoward will headline two shows at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club (August 23 and 24). Her North American tour will also include an evening at New York City’s Beacon Theatre (September 24) and a two-night stand at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel (October 8 and 9). She’ll be accompanied by the band seen in the new live video: drummer Nate Smith and bassist Zac Cockrell (Alabama Shakes), who both also played on Jaime, keyboardist Paul Horton (Alabama Shakes), guitarists Alex Chakour (Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) and Brad Allen Williams (José James, CeCe Winans) plus Alabama Shakes’ background vocalists Lloyd Buchanan (who also plays keys), Karita Law and Shanay Johnson.

 

Tickets are available at www.brittanyhoward.com. Every online ticket purchased for the  U.S. headline dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new albumJaime. See below for full itinerary and newly announced supporting acts.

In a four star review, MOJO said, Jaime is a giant leap forward: a testimony of liberation, creatively uncompromising but just as accessible as Howard’s old music.” Rolling Stonehailed it as “her most ambitious recording ever, full of synthed-out psychedelic funk, druggy soul ballads, hip-hop loops, and lyrics grappling with her past, including sexuality, family tragedy, religious guilt and more.” AFROPUNK noted, “It’s an album that is all about turning the things Howard once looked away from – maybe even kept private for understandable reasons – and finds something new and beautiful from it.” 

 

Brittany Howard – Tour Dates

 

North America

8/23 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club *

8/24 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club *

8/25 Brooklyn, NY | AFROPUNK Festival

9/18 | Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater #

9/19 | St. Paul, MN | Palace Theatre #

9/20 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre #

9/22 | Toronto, ON | Rebel #

9/24 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre ^

9/25 | Boston, MA | House of Blues +

9/27 | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore +

10/5 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival

10/8 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel **

10/9 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel **

10/12 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival

10/13 | Atlanta, GA | AFROPUNK Festival

 

International

8/29 | London, UK | EartH Hackney

8/31Stradbally, IRL | Electric Picnic

9/2   | Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso

9/4   | Paris, FR | Alhambra

10/29 | Basel, CH | Baloise Session

11/2 | Bilbao, ES | BIME Live

 

* Thelma and the Sleaze supporting

MonoNeon supporting

Nate Smith + KINFOLK supporting

Charlie Bereal supporting

** Bardo supporting

 

13.09.2019 news

Joseph Release New Album ‘Good Luck, Kid’ Today

 “A Rallying Cry and a Celebration” – NYLON

 

“[they] blend their voices in the eerily close way that only siblings seem able to accomplish” – NPR MUSIC

 

“a rallying cry and a celebration of the determination and angst that has pulled us all through these toxic times” – NYLON

 

“writing love songs and lullabies for our place in modern history” – BILLBOARD

 

“Upbeat, anthemic” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

 

“dark folk-pop that will make you cry (in the best, most cathartic way possible)” – PAPER

 

“it’s the biggest, boldest, most realized thing Joseph… have ever released” – PASTE

 

 

Today, Portland-bred sister trio Joseph release their new album ‘Good Luck, Kid’. The new album is a road movie in album form, an odyssey at turns emotional, existential, and entirely literal. With their intimate storytelling and restless intensity, Natalie Schepman and her sisters Allison and Meegan Closner detail that journey into songs that careen, sprawl and often soar, as it spins a narrative of life-changing transformation.
 
Listen/ share ‘Good Luck, Kid’ here: http://smarturl.it/goodluckkid
 
Joseph’s live video of “Green Eyes” is also out today. Backed by a full band, the epic and uplifting reflection on love and the open road is bolstered by Joseph’s intensely dynamic sound as each sister’s voice falls perfectly into harmony.
 
Watch/share the video below

 
Joseph and their full band are set to headline their biggest rooms yet on tour this fall; full routing below. Joseph also will perform a special intimate showcase at WNYC’s Greene Space on October 1st. The evening will feature author Laura Lippman discussing her new book ‘Lady in the Lake’ followed by a performance by the trio.
 
In the making of ‘Good Luck, Kid,’ Joseph deliberately strayed from the dreamy folk of their 2016 debut ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not,’ giving way to a far grittier and more dynamic sound. Produced by Christian “Leggy” Langdon (Meg Myers, Charlotte OC), the result is a nuanced breed of pop and rock built on thick drums and lustrous guitars, heavy grooves, and radiant melodies. Despite that bolder sonic palette, ‘Good Luck, Kid’ remains centered on the band’s crystalline vocal work, including the otherworldly harmonies that suggest a near-telepathic connection among sisters.
 
Read more about the album via Billboard: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8529698/joseph-good-luck-kid-interview
 
JOSEPH 2019 TOUR DATES:
 
Sept 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Sept 13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Sept 14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
Sept 15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
Sept 16 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Sept 19 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre
Sept 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept 21 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sept 22 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
Sept 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Sept 25 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
Sept 27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Sept 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sept 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 2 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 3 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Oct 4 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Oct 6 – Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
Oct 9 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Oct 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
Oct 13 – Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
Oct 16 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct 18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
Oct 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Oct 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 1 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Arenberg
Nov 2 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Take Root Festival
Nov 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Tuinzaal
Nov 4 – Hamberg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Nov 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
Nov 7 – Munich, Germany @ Strom
Nov 8 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
Nov 9 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
Nov 11 – Bristol, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Nov 12 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
Nov 13 – Manchester, UK @ Night People
Nov 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Nov 16 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club
 

Joseph on the web:
https://thebandjoseph.com/
https://twitter.com/thebandjoseph
https://www.facebook.com/thebandjoseph
https://www.instagram.com/thebandjoseph/

 

 

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