16.07.2019 news

Brittany Howard Shares New Single & Video, “Stay High”

 

Today, Brittany Howard unveiled “Stay High,” the soulful first single from her debut solo album, Jaime, and the accompanying video, which follows a father in the moments after his shift at a factory. Envisioning Terry Crews – who portrayed beloved TV dad Julius in “Everybody Hates Chris” and has gone on to star in such projects as The Expendables (and its sequels), Deadpool 2, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “America’s Got Talent” – in the lead role, Howard wrote him a letter to ask if he would consider starring in the video, and he graciously accepted her offer.

 

She teamed up with director Kim Gehrig to shoot “Stay High.” Gehrig’s music videos for Wiley & Mark Ronson’s “Cash in my Pocket” and Chaka Khan’s “Like Sugar” won top honors at the UK VMAs. Her numerous awards include the first Glass Lion as well as multiple Gold Lions at Cannes. Howard dedicated the “Stay High” video to her father, K.J. Howard, who makes a cameo appearance. Marking her first-ever appearance in a music video, Brittany can also be spotted in the clip.

 

Watch “Stay High” below

 

Pre-Order Brittany Howard’s Debut Album Jaime Here Out September 20

 

“This video is shot in my home town of Athens, Alabama. The actors are my family and friends,” says Brittany Howard. “Terry Crews plays a man who isn’t out to change the world, he plays a man who just wants to come home to those who understand and love him best. We see his inner beauty, grace and humanity in a place that is so often misunderstood.”

 

“I got an email from the Brittany Howard, asking me to be a part of a song she wrote that was all about her dad and how special he was to the family. And she poured her heart out in this letter. I couldn’t believe it,” Terry Crews recalls. “Brittany was like, ‘we can shoot it in L.A.,’ and I said, ‘No, I’m coming to you, we’re going to Alabama. We’re going to where you grew up, to where your family is.”

 

Rolling Stone said, “Howard’s solo debut, Jaime, is 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…It’s a powerful record.”

 

“It’s my first time making decisions on my own, being the captain of the ship,” she says. “It brings up existential questions—why am I here, why do I do this? People think that touring in a band is super-fun, and it can be, but nothing about it is normal. You miss out on a lot of stuff, so I need to make sure I’m doing it for the right reasons.”

 

Tickets are on sale now for Howard’s fall North American tour, which includes two-night stands at intimate venues in Asheville, NC, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. The headline run will also include shows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (August 19) and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (September 24). See below for full itinerary or visit www.brittanyhoward.com. Every online ticket purchased for the U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album, Jaime.

 

Brittany Howard – Tour Dates

North America
8/17 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel
8/18 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel
8/19 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
8/23 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
8/24 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
9/18 | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside 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
9/2 | Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso
9/4 | Paris, FR | Alhambra
11/2 | Bilbao, ES | BIME Live

 

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15.07.2019 news

Today Rayland Baxter Releases Mac Miller Tribute EP ‘good mmornin’

“Baxter leans into the jazzy, smoldering groove of Miller’s music… accentuating the optimism percolating below the surface” – Rolling Stone

 

“It might seem unexpected on paper, but the covers sound pretty great.” – Brooklyn Vegan

 

Baxter draws out the fusion of hip-hop, jazz, and R&B that underlies Miller’s songs… The sounds illuminate Miller’s influence on Baxter’s original songs” American Songwriter

 

Baxter’s tribute comes from a place of real respect, and sadness at a promising young talent gone far too soon. Baxter’s folk and Americana background melding with Miller’s work that itself drew from jazz and soul makes perfect sense” – Cover Me

 

 

Today Rayland Baxter has released his Mac Miller tribute EP good mmornin digitally including tracks “2009” and “Objects In The Mirror”.

 

For the 7 song EP, Ray brought some of his closest musician friends into the studio, including keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Embry(Elliott Smith, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), drummerEric Slick (Dr. Dog), and his father Bucky Baxter (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, R.E.M.) on pedal steel. The result is a touching tribute to Mac’s artistry and legacy, showing how his music transcends genre and scene to build connections in unlikely places, inviting listeners to recognize and build deep, human connections.

 

Download Digital Album Here // Pre-Order Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl Here

 

Listen to “2009” Below

 

Rayland saw Mac perform at a festival years ago and fell in love with his songs. As time passed, Baxter became more enchanted by Miller; by his lyrics, his musicality and most of all, his approach to and through life. Miller’s uncanny knack for exploring deeply universal human themes, turning the mundane realities of everyday life into profoundly honest observations resonated with Baxter, as it did a global audience also struggling with common issues of love, depression, addiction and optimism.

 

Ray is planning to donate a portion of the proceeds of this project to Musicares’ Mac Miller Legacy Fund which is centered on youth with substance abuse issues.

 

Rayland will be touring North America and European festivals extensively this summer and fall. Upcoming highlights include Newport Folk Festival, Xponential, Hardly Strictly (SF), Pilgrimageand Red Rocks.

09.07.2019 news

Joseph Announce New Album ‘Good Luck, Kid’ Set For September 13 Release and Debut Single “Fighter”

 

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

 

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

 

“Wonderfully eccentric sounds, visually sumptuous and ethereally evocative” – Paste

 

“Poised to make a splash” – Buzzfeed

 

Today, Portland-bred sister trio Joseph announce their new album Good Luck, Kid, set for September 13th release. Following 2016’s I’m Alone, No You’re Not, which was hailed as “an appealing mix of swoony delicacy and punchy anthems” by NPR Music, 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 in songs that careen and sprawl and often soar, ultimately spinning a narrative of life-changing transformation.
 

The exhilarating first single “Fighter” is out today. An intense, compact cut with serious emotional punch, “Fighter” immediately proves the transcendent power of sisterly connection, while also speaking to a nearly disastrous discord.
 

“The song’s about how our band almost broke up,” explains Natalie. “It’s the story of the three of us wanting different things and dealing with that conflict, and eventually deciding to just keep going.”
 

Listen/share here: https://nylon.com/joseph-fighter-premiere

 

In the making of Good Luck, Kid Joseph pushed beyond the dreamy folk of their debut album, embracing a grittier, more dynamic sound. The 13-song collection was produced by Christian “Leggy” Langdon (Meg Myers, Charlotte OC) and the result brims with thick drums and lustrous guitars, heavy grooves and radiant melodies. Despite the 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.

 

“The through-line of the album is this idea of moving into the driver’s seat of your own life—recognizing that you’re an adult now, and everything’s up to you from this moment on,” Natalie said. “You’re not completely sure of how to get where you need to go, and you don’t have any kind of a map to help you. It’s just the universe looking down on you like, ‘Good luck, kid.’”

 

Joseph will head out on a 20+ date tour this Fall, starting on the eve of the new album’s release and headlining their biggest rooms to date. See below for a full list of dates.

 

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 – Tuczon, 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/news/

https://twitter.com/thebandjoseph

https://www.instagram.com/thebandjoseph/

https://www.facebook.com/thebandjoseph

01.07.2019 news

King Gizzard Announce New Album INFEST THE RATS’ NEST – Pre-Order Now

The planet is in trouble. Dire trouble. But fear not: Melbourne, Australia seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have returned with Infest The Rats’ Nest to save us all, this time armed only with blast beats, an arsenal of well-oiled guitars that are locked and loaded, and a desire to melt faces clean off.  Their fifteenth studio album, Infest The Rats’ Nest is by far The Gizz’s hardest and heaviest album to date. How metal is it? Very Metal. Maybe even more.

 

LIMITED-EDITION PICTURE DISC – PRE-ORDER NOW

 

US-EDITION VINYL – PRE-ORDER NOW

 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard aren’t mere dabbling dilletantes either. Their love of this ferocious music runs deep, and was previously explored on 2017’s apocalyptic concept album Murder Of The Universe, hinted at during 2016’s award-winning Nonagon Infinity’s more bludgeoning moments and elsewhere in numerous hardcore psychedelic freak-outs in their back catalogue.

 

“In year 4 there was an older kid who was into Rammstein,” explains Stu of his early discover discovery of metal’s extremities. “I made friends with him and we put together a performance at our school assembly where we headbanged to ‘Du Hast’. I got whiplash, which I thought was pretty cool. That was my introduction to heavy metal, and soon Rammstein led to Metallica, Metallica led to Slayer, Slayer led to Kreator and Sodom. The German bands really kicked my ass and scared the hell out of me too. Later on, when I picked up a guitar I realised that shit was too hard to play, so I got into rock ‘n’ roll and garage. That was liberating.”

 

Infest The Rats’ Nest is the sound of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard scratching the thrash metal itch, fully and unequivocally. Ferocious and direct, ‘Organ Farmer’ is built on drums that gallop away like a battalion of wild horses over the horizon and a triple guitar attack set to stun. It’s the type of sub-three minute song you wish Hetfield and co. still made. ‘Venusian 1’ goes at it even harder, a shredding collection featuring an army of guitars. A guitarmy, if you will. This is an album dripping with disdain and disgust for a planet consuming itself in a mass act of cannibalism. ‘Superbug’ sings of the type of lurgy that will one day destroy us all, while the utterly nihilistic ‘Self-Immolate’ sees riff piled upon riff and Stu Mackenzie delivering a vocal display to stand alongside the likes of Tom Araya or Max Cavalera. “I’m a pretty shit singer but I do think of my voice as an instrument,” laughs the frontman. “You’ve got lots of tones and different sounds in there you can experiment with.”

 

Elsewhere recent single ‘Planet B’ is a frantic, bludgeoning beast of a song, a scorched earth blitzkrieg that depicts a world burning through its natural resources (“Open your eyes and light the fluid / Get into a petrol siphon / Low on meals, browning fields / Bury children…”) and charging headlong into a population exodus that may only be solvable through the colonization of other planets. Breakneck closer ‘Hell’ meanwhile is the last black bile-spewing word on musical brutality. King Gizzard meet the fears and anxieties of a planet head on; here is a place where uncompromising music meets the concerns of contemporary cli-fi, that emerging movement of writing centred around ecological disaster and its repercussions.

 

“The A-side of the album is set in the near future and is about real shit going on right now – especially ecological disaster,” explains Stu of the album’s grand themes. “We’ve got a lot of things to fear. The B-side tells the story of a group of rebels who are forced to leave Planet Earth and try to settle on Venus.  I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of humanity and the future of Planet Earth. Naturally these thoughts seep into the lyrics.”

 

There’s no rest for the wicked. Raise those devil’s horns and prepare the spaceships, motherfuckers.  King Gizzard return to the US/Canada this August for their largest headlining shows to date.

 

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2019 Tour Dates:

08/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West
08/16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
08/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Event Centre
08/18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
08/21 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
08/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
08/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
08/26 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
08/27 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
08/28 – New York, NY @ SummerStage Central Park
08/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
08/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/01 – Asheville, NC @ New Belgium Brewing Company
09/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
09/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
09/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Austin
09/06 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory

 

27.06.2019 news

Rayland Baxter Announces Mac Miller Tribute EP Out July 26

RAYLAND BAXTER
ANNOUNCES MAC MILLER TRIBUTE EP
“good mmornin”
OUT JULY 26

 

Pre-Order good mmornin on Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl Here

 

Rayland Baxter covering Mac Miller can seem incongruous at first. The eclectic Nashville singer-songwriter appears to inhabit an entirely different sphere from the hip hop sensation. Baxter first discovered Miller in 2016 at Okeechobee Music Festival, where both artists performed. After his set, Baxter wandered around the festival grounds and he stumbled upon Miller’s set. Baxter was instantly captivated and felt an overwhelming connection to the music.

 

LISTEN TO “2009” BELOW

 

As time passed, Baxter became more enchanted by Miller; by his lyrics, his musicality and most of all, his approach to and through life. Miller’s uncanny knack for exploring deeply universal human themes, turning the mundane realities of everyday life into profoundly honest observations resonated with Baxter, as it did a global audience also struggling with common issues of love, depression, addiction and optimism. Although the two never met, Baxter was deeply inspired by Miller’s music and frequently cited Miller as one of the major inspirations on Baxter’s latest album, 2018’s critically acclaimed Wide Awake.

 

On good mmornin, Baxter covers 7 of his favorite Mac Miller tracks – expanding on Mac’s incorporation of jazz, R&B and funk, and adding his own folk and Americana influences. Baxter brought some of his favorite friends and musicians into the studio with him to help record, including keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), drummer Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), and his own father, famed pedal steel guitarist Bucky Baxter (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, R.E.M.).

 

Proceeds from the EP will be donated to MusiCares’ Mac Miller Legacy Fund, which aims to help young adults struggling with substance abuse. More info on the Mac Miller Legacy Fund is available here.

 

The EP is now available for pre-order here.

 

1) Objects In The Mirror
2) 2009
3) Small Worlds
4) We
5) Brand Name
6) Cinderella
7) Come Back To Earth

 

See Rayland Baxter on tour in 2019:

 

June 28th – Saint Fransicville, MO @ Angad Arts Hotel Rooftop
July 3rd – Charlotte, NC @ 4th of July Celebration
July 5th – Telluride, CO @ Sheridan Opera House
July 7th – Copper Mountain, CO @ 10 Barrel Outdoor Lounge
July 11th – Ann Arbor, MI @ Sonic Lunch
July 12th – Snowshow, WV @ 4848 Festival
July 13th – Winnipeg, Canada @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 14th – Winnipeg, Canada @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 26th – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
July 27th – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
August 2nd – Kaufbeuren, Germany @ Art & Vielfalt Festival
August 4th – Luhmühlen, Germany @ A Summers Tale
August 5th – Leipzig, Germany @ Tãubchenthal
August 7th – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget festekbolt
August 8th – Winterthur, Switzerland @ Winterthurer Musikfestwoochen
August 9th – Rees-haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival
August 11th – Newquay, United Kingdom @ Boardmasters Festival
August 31st – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
September 7th – Chattanooga, TN @ Moon River Festival
September 14th – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 21nd – East Aurora, NY @ Borderland Music Festival
September 22nd – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival
September 27th – Arnoldsville, GA @ Wildwood Revival
October 5th – Charleston, SC @ Into The Woods
October 12th – Mount Vernon, KY @ Moonshiner’s Ball

 

25.06.2019 news

Jaime, Brittany Howard’s Debut Solo Album, Set For September 20 Release

Brittany Howard – lead vocalist/guitarist for the chart-topping, GRAMMY®-winning band Alabama Shakes – will release her debut solo album, Jaime, on September 20. Today, she shared the leadoff track, “History Repeats.”

 
Pre-order Jaime here.

 
Listen to “History Repeats” below

 

“‘History Repeats’ is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species. Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony,” says Brittany Howard, who posted her mission statement for the album earlier today. See below for links to her social media.

 
As the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures. The band has won four GRAMMY Awards and topped the Billboard 200 with the Gold-certified Sound & Color, the follow-up to its Platinum debut album, Boys & Girls. Howard has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney at his invitation. In between albums and tours with Alabama Shakes, Howard grows restless. “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,” saysBrittany 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.”

 
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.”

 
Howard will support the album with a North American tour, which includes two-night stands at intimate venues in Asheville, NC, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. The headline run will also include shows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (August 19) and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (September 24). See below for full itinerary. Howard and her band made their live debut last week at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

 
The fan ticket presale begins today at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 28, at 10:00 AM local time unless otherwise noted below. Every online ticket purchased for the U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album, Jaime.

 
Brittany Howard – North American Tour

Tickets go on sale to public Friday, June 28, at 10:00 AM local time, unless otherwise noted.

* Tickets on sale Friday, June 28, at 12:00 PM

** Tickets on sale Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 AM

 

8/17 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel *

8/18 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel *

8/19 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium

8/23 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club **

8/24 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club **

9/18 | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside 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 – tickets on sale now

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

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

10/12 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival– tickets on sale now

10/13 | Atlanta, GA | AfroPunk Festival – tickets on sale now

 

 

Follow Brittany Howard:

www.brittanyhoward.com

Instagram @blackfootwhitefoot

Twitter @blkfootwhtfoot

Facebook.com/BrittanyHowardOfficial

 

 

21.06.2019 news

BLACK PUMAS RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM AND MUSIC VIDEO TODAY

“A debut so perfectly realized by the standards they’ve set themselves that you wonder what could possibly come next.” — The Guardian

 

“Few artists seem to tap the collective unease of the national moment quite like Austin’s Black Pumas…never missing a beat is the tireless, charismatic energy of singer Eric Burton.”

Rolling Stone

 

“The Austin favorites need to be seen to be appreciated…(Burton’s) presence on stage is robust, a whirlwind of movement and gesture.” — Chicago Tribune

 

Today, Black Pumas — deemed “the breakout band of 2019” by NPR’s Here & Now — release their “perfectly realized” (The Guardian) self-titled debut album. A collaboration between 28-year-old busker-turned-frontman Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, the album marks a landmark year for the burgeoning Austin-based group, who’ve gone from local phenomenon to a tour-de-force that’s winning over fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Purchase your Limited Edition vinyl here.

 

Watch the ‘70s horror movie-inspired new video for “Black Moon Rising” — the winner of Song Of The Year at the 2019 Austin Music Awards below

 

After making their name during a residency at C-Boys in Austin that quickly became “the hottest party in town” (Austin-American Statesman) on the back of Burton’s “whirlwind of movement and gesture” (Chicago Tribune), Black Pumas have emerged not only as a live juggernaut but an incredibly capable and creative studio band. Across 10 tracks, the band brings together woozy Ghostface Killah instrumentals, Motown rhythms, and the introspective grandeur of dusty highway folk-rock to create what Uncut calls “a soul explosion.”

 

Today, the band also announce an extensive series of tour dates throughout the rest of the year, including dates in New York, Los Angeles and throughout Europe. This follows their recent European tour opening for The Heavy. Full dates below.

 

Tour Dates:

6/28 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

6/29 – Crystal Bridges – Bentonville, AK

7/2 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

7/4 – Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON

7/5 – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal – Montreal, Canada

7/6 – Festival D’Été De Québec – Quebec, Canada

7/7 – Nectar’s – Burlington, VT

7/10 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA

7/11 – WTMD First Thursday Festival – Baltimore, MD

7/12 – The Basement – Columbus, OH

7/13 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY

7/14 – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN

7/16 – The Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA (sold out)

7/17 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN

7/18 – Shitty Barn – Spring Green, WI (sold out)

7/19 – Space – Evanston, IL (Chicago)

7/20 – El Club – Detroit, MI

7/23 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

7/27 – Lincoln Center (Out of Doors Festival) – NYC

7/29 – Mercury Lounge – NYC

8/23 – Mohawk – Austin, TX

9/7 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA

9/11 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA

9/12 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.

9/13 – StageOne – Fairfield, CT

9/14 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA

9/18 – The Foundry – Fillmore Philly – Philadelphia, PA

9/20 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

9/21 – Sea.Hear.Now. Festival – Asbury Park, NJ

9/23 – Barley’s Tap Room – Knoxville, TN

9/25 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO

9/26 – Pygmalion Music Festival – Urbana, IL

9/27 – Growlers – Memphis, TN

10/9 – Blue Light Live – Lubbock, TX

10/11 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO

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

10/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10/19 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

10/22 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/24 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA

10/25 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

10/26 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ

10/27 – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ

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

11/8 – La Boule Noire – Paris, France

11/9 – Aghja – Ajaccio, France

11/10 – Le Plan – Ris-Orangis, France

11/12 – Frannz Club – Berlin, DE

11/13 – Helios 37 – Cologne, DE

11/15 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE

11/17 – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, France

11/19 – The Louisiana – Bristol, UK

11/20 – Dingwalls – London, UK

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

11/22 – Audio Glasgow – Glasgow, UK

11/23 – The Grand Social – Dublin, IE

 

Follow Black Pumas

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblackpumas/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackpumasmusic

20.06.2019 news

Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Video For “Paradise”

“Best albums of 2019 so far” Lists
– Billboard, The Guardian, The Independent, Stereogum, Esquire and Exclaim!

 

“The rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” -Pitchfork (8.3, Best New Music)

 

“Her voice is the center of the galaxy” -Wall Street Journal

 

“Bona fide indie anthems” -The Guardian

 

“On her debut album, Miss Universe, Yanya has pulled one more trick from her sleeve: crafting an entire world unto herself.” -NPR (First Listen)

 

“Yanya oozes starpower” -MTV

 

Nilüfer Yanya has today unveiled the video for “Paradise” – drawn from her critically lauded debut album Miss Universe, which came out in March, packed with stellar singles and powerful songwriting. ‘Paradise’ was filmed on location in Istanbul earlier this year while Yanya was performing in her father’s hometown as part of a sold-out Turkish, U.K. and European headline tour. Produced and directed by Yanya’s older sister Molly Daniel with camerawork and editing by Patrick Chamberlain, the “Paradise” video pays homage to Yanya’s heritage, while her lyrics question whether paradise is a place or a feeling.

 

Watch the official video for “Paradise” below
Largely recorded in the same remote English 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. Inventive, expressive and rapturous, the album has seen Yanya deservedly hailed as a true original and a vitally important new voice in indie-rock.

 

Yanya will embark on another run of festivals across Europe, including Glastonbury later in June, before heading to North America for a run of shows in July including sold-out shows at NYC’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg and Chicago’s Sleeping Village. She will also appear at Newport Folk Festival, XPONential Festival and Celebrate Brooklyn! on this run. Dates can be seen below and tickets for all Nilüfer Yanya shows are available HERE.

 

See Nilüfer Yanya on tour in 2019:

 

June 27-30 – Glastonbury Festival, United Kingdom
July 7 – Ruisrock Festival, Finland
July 19-21 – Melt! Festival, Germany
July 18-21 – Latitude Festival, United Kingdom
July 23 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade [SOLD OUT]
July 24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
July 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park
July 26 – Xponential Festival, New Jersey
July 27 – Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island
July 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village [SOLD OUT]
August 2 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
August 3 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
August 4 – Osheaga Festival, Montreal
August 8-12 – Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender
August 15-18 – Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
August 15-18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales
August 24 – Future Yard Festival, Birkenhead Town Hall
August 25 – This Must Be The Place Festival, Headrow House, Leeds
September 21 – Dublin, IE @ Workmans
September 27 – Vancouver, CAN @ Fortune
September 28 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
September 29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
October 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
October 6 – Austin City Limits Festival, Texas
October 22 – Aahus, Denmark @ Atlas
October 23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
October 24 – Hamburg, GE @ Bahnhof Pauli
October 25 – Under Your Skin Festival, Utrecht
October 27 – Berlin, GE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
October 29 – Gent, Belgium @ Turbinzall de Centrale
October 30 – Cologne, GE @ Luxor
November 17 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 24 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala El Solo
November 25 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
14.06.2019 news

Mattiel Release Album “Satis Factory and New Video “Food For Thought”

“With a cutting garage-rock guitar riff and vocals that squeal with excitement, Mattiel sound like they’re embracing their very own manifest destiny.” – Rolling Stone

 

“Singer Mattiel Brown is central: her personal stories driven by a search for meaning and her vocal melodies rooted in pop classicism are compelling. But it’s the strange controleld quaver of her delivery that completely mesmerises.” – MOJO (4 Stars)

 

“…twangy surf-rock guitars, bone-shaking country-blues rhythms and reverb-drenched Spector-ish runbles. Far from revential retro pastiche, (Mattiel) Brown blends old-school ingredients with punky lo-fi attitude and winningly deadpan humour…A lusty, witty, charismatic racket.” – UNCUT (8/10)

 

Out today! Mattiel, the already critically lauded Atlanta-based band fronted by charismatic 26-year old frontwoman Mattiel Brown, have released Satis Factory, co-produced by Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley. Rolling Stone wrote “Mattiel sound like they’re embracing their very own manifest destiny,” and in their four-star review, British music bible Q Magazine raves “an excellent record that both hits immediately and gets better with repeated listens.” With four stars from the UK’s esteemed MOJO Magazine and 8/10 from Uncut – who call it “A lusty, witty, charismatic racket” – the early response to Satis Factory is..um…way more than satisfactory. Today the band also share the dazzling video (featuring both Mattiel and her mom!) for the dazzling third single from the album, the impressive talking blues number “Food For Thought.”

 

WATCH FOR “FOOD FOR THOUGHT” VIDEO

 

An art director for a tech company prior to focusing on the band full time, the video was co-directed by Mattiel herself and oft-collaborator Jason Travis. Mattiel said: “We shot the video in a suburban home in Alabama, and I stayed up late the night before making these colorful jello platters inspired by 70’s cookbooks. It was a rushed job, but I had a lot of fun with it and thankfully the jello didn’t fall apart. Jason came over the next day and we shot as much as we could for the next two days. We both filled the role of, like, eight crew members. Jason was camera operator, director, DP, lighting grip, and editor. I took on the location scouting, set dressing, food styling, my own hair and makeup and wardrobe. I guess when there’s a will, there’s a way.”

 

Speaking on the song itself, Mattiel notes: “This song came to life when (guitarist and songwriting partner) Jonah (Swilley) sent me a song with this super-catchy baseline intro. It reminds of someone tiptoeing up to a podium to give a speech. And it did become a spoken-word piece. The lyrics are a reaction to my childhood memories of watching my friends become brainwashed into particular kind of life. I question a lot of those values. In a broad sense, it’s important to remember to find my own truth, and to maintain self-awareness when encountering regurgitated information. It can be tempting to conform.”

 

Working their way around the country before heading off to the UK where they’re A-listed on the BBC’s Radio6 Music and will play not once, but twice, at Glastonbury, the world’s largest music festival, Mattiel’s Satis Factory is shaping up to be a summer sensation in the UK and Europe. Satis Factory is the band’s second full length, but first for ATO Records.

 

WATCH “JE NE ME CONNAIS PAS” VIDEO

WATCH “KEEP THE CHANGE” HERE

 

Don’t sleep on Mattiel:

 

06/14/19 – Blueberry Hill (Duck Room) – St. Louis, MO
06/15/19 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
07/01/19 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK
07/02/19 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
07/03/19 – Oran Mor – Edinburgh, UK
07/06/19 – Astral Festival – Bristol, UK
07/07/19 – The Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
07/08/19 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
07/09/19 – Whelan’s – Dublin, IE
07/11/19 – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
07/12/19 – EaRTH – London, UK
07/15/19 – 4AD – Diksmuide, BE
07/17/19 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
07/18/19 – Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, NL
07/21/19 – Poolbar Festival – Feldkirch, AT
07/26/19 – Sala – Madrid, ES
08/01/19 – Loco Club – Valencia, ES
08/03/19 – Le Chien a Plumes – Langres, FR

 

Keep up with Mattiel: Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram / Web

11.06.2019 news

Honey Harper Shares New Single “Tomorrow Never Comes” and Shares New Video For “Strawberry Lite”

 

“a gorgeous kind of spaced-out country that’s anchored by the musician’s clean, androgynous voice”
– The FADER

 

“weightless in sound and heavy in feeling”
– Pitchfork
 
“Fantastic… we’re excited to see what’s next for this guy.”
– Stereogum

 

Today, Honey Harper shares a new single to celebrate the arrival of summer. “Tomorrow Never Comes” arrives ahead of his headlining show at Mercury Lounge in NYC this Wednesday and serves as the latest offering of new music from Harper, following his recent two track EP that included previously-released singles “Strawberry Lite” and “Vaguely Satisfied.” Harper is also set to perform at Bonnaroo this week following is NYC appearance.

 

Speaking on his inspiration behind the new single, Honey Harper shares, “‘Tomorrow Never Comes is my ’70s alt-country sing-along turned krautrock jam that simply is about the early days of me and my wife/co-writer’s love and relationship. It’s a musical and personal celebration of summer. In the song, I sing about how my wife and I were possibly aligned/meant to be because of our astrological signs. She is a Gemini and I am a classic Leo so we begin and end the summer season (though not in strict astrological terms). So Happy Birthday to all the fellow Geminis and Leos and Happy Summer to everyone!”
                              
 

 

Along with the new single, Harper is sharing a new visual for “Strawberry Lite.” Collaborating with director Catherine Hyland and director of photography Jorde Luis Dieguez, the video is an ode to Earth and nature, inspired by Harper’s lyrics of relief when setting foot back on solid ground after flying. The song served as the initial offering from Harper’s two-track EP, which is out now on 7″ vinyl and arrives ahead of his debut album due later this year.
 

 

With new music on the horizon, Honey Harper is gearing up to become the torchbearer for a revitalized country sound. Whilst he’s hard at work on his forthcoming debut album, he’ll also be performing a string of shows across North America including Bonnaroo and headlining shows in New York and Los Angeles this month. Dates across the UK with Mattiel to follow in July.

 

Hear “Tomorrow Never Comes” and watch “Strawberry Lite” above and find full tour routing below.

 

vinyl photo by Tonje Thilesen
 
Tour Dates: 
6/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6/15 – Manchester, Tennessee @ Bonnaroo
6/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gold Diggers
7/1 – Norwich, UK @ NAC*
7/2 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla*
7/3 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor*
7/4 – Edinburgh, UK @ Caves*
7/7 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms*
7/8 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social*
7/9 – Dublin, UK @ Whelan’s*
7/11 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt*
7/12 – London, UK @ EartH** with Mattiel

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