24.10.2016 news
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Watch Joseph perform “White Flag” on Later with Jools Holland!

Joseph, the trio of hypnotically harmonizing sisters Allison, Meegan and Natalie Closner, has been burning up radio charts and Spotify playlists with their triumphant anthem “White Flag.” Watch their captivating performance of Later with Jools Holland here!

Also watch them perform the hit single on Ellen below:

Get Joseph’s new album I’m Alone, No You’re Not now: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

NPR, which premiered the new album, says: “On I’m Alone, No You’re Not, sweetness and power aren’t mutually exclusive. Punctuated by peppy, remix-friendly songs of devotion (“Blood & Tears”) and resistance (“White Flag”), I’m Alone, No You’re Not finds the Oregon-bred sisters delving into luscious ballads (“I Don’t Mind”), spirited dance-pop (“SOS [Overboard]”) and songs that build to cavernously booming, kick-drum-intensive rock (the appropriately titled “Canyon”). Joseph may have gotten its start playing living-room shows, but these songs are more than sturdy enough to support the layers of studio polish they get here.”

Watch Joseph on CONAN:

Watch their performance on CBS This Morning – Saturday Sessions:

And don’t miss their television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon:

14.10.2016 news
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Jonny Fritz’s “Sweet Creep” Out Now + New Video

Jonny Fritz is back— with a new album, a new hip, and a new homebase in Los Angeles, California.  Produced by Jim JamesSweet Creep includes the lyricism of prior release Dad Country with an added air of hopefulness.  Jonny throws himself into the new album by stripping things down to the essentials. He gathered Nashville’s Joshua Hedley and Dawes’ Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith and recorded the whole album in three days. 

Buy Sweet Creep: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon 

Sweet Creep marks the return of a renewed lyricism in country music, a recurring theme in Fritz’s previous album Dad Country. Recorded in James’ makeshift hilltop studio in Montecito Heights, the album reverberates with the feeling of sunny vistas. Jonny gathered Nashville’s Joshua Hedley and Dawes’ Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith and stripped things down to the essentials. Recorded in just three days, the fresh air, freedom from studio pressures, and strong cups of tea all mix into the music.

A Montana native, Jonny was raised in Virginia and has passed weeks in nearly every city in the United States and overseas. He is a torchbearer, brimming with personality in the celebrated country music tradition. Fans look to country musicians such as John Hartford, Roger Miller, and Billy Joe Shaver for more than just music. They look for a life, for outrageous legend, for a showmanship on and off stage that Jonny Fritz will never fail to deliver. He might not have shot anybody or spent any considerable time in prison, but on Sweet Creep he reminds himself and his fans that sometimes great lives can also be pretty good ones.

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Tour Dates w/ Jamestown Revival

11/1 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

11/3 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater

11/4 – Austin, TX – Emo’s

11/5 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

 

24.09.2016 news
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Watch Blind Pilot’s new “Packed Powder” video – “And Then Like Lions” out now!

Blind Pilot‘s new album “And Then Like Lions”, their first in five years, is now available.

Get And Then Like Lions: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon 

The album premiered via NPR First Listen, where NPR’s Stephen Thompson said, “And Then Like Lions unfurls slowly and gracefully, its energy directed more toward richness of sound than speed or force.” They just released a new music video for “Packed Powder” via Wall Street Journal – watch it below.

Watch the band perform on CBS Saturday Morning:

Watch Blind Pilot perform their new single “Packed Powder” at Bear Creek Studios via BrooklynVegan:

Listen to “Umpqua Rushing”, which NPR Music calls “a hazy, quiet beauty that builds slowly but persistently.”:

 

 

 

Written and composed by Blind Pilot’s Israel Nebeker over the course of three years, the record is a transcendent, cathartic response to the loss of his father and end of a 13-year relationship. ‘Lions’ is Blind Pilot’s most exhilarating album to date, a lush 10-song collection that is resilient, uplifting and often majestic in the face of tragedy.

Blind Pilot has performed on Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman, at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. The group has shared stages with The Shins, Andrew Bird, Calexico and more. The project began in 2007 when Israel and co-founding member Ryan Dobrowski went on a West Coast tour via bicycle.

 

23.09.2016 news
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Drive-By Truckers’ new album American Band out now – watch full live performance via NPR!

 AMERICAN BAND, the new album from the Drive-By Truckers, is out now. NPR’s Lars Gotrich writes that the album “lives up to its name in how it digests, understands and challenges the notions of what it means to be American. In short, it’s complicated. In the band’s ambition to be current, to speak hard truths without metaphorical tangles, American Band is still remarkably nuanced in its quiet and not-so-quiet anger.” The band is on tour nowsee all tour dates at their website.

Get American Band now: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon 

Drive-By Truckers recently performed the full album LIVE for NPR First Listen Livewatch their performance via VuHaus, and read an interview with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley via OPB. The New York Times also recently featured Drive-By Truckers in a piece on Southern bands making politically progressive music – read it HERE.

Watch the band perform live from the legendary Electric Lady Studios:

Watch the lyric video for “Filthy and Fried”:

01.09.2016 news
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Watch Joseph’s new “Planets” video shot in Joseph, OR!

Joseph has just released a new music video for “Planets”, filmed in their namesake town of Joseph, OR. Watch it now via Sweet on Snapchat Discover, or check out the video on Youtube below.

Get the album: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Local Record Store | Spotify

Watch the three sisters of Joseph flex their choreo skills in the new Anderson Wright-directed music video for “SOS (Overboard)”, the infectious new single from Joseph’s new album I’m Alone, No You’re Not.

 

01.09.2016 news
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New Okkervil River Album ‘Away’ Available Now; On Tour Now!

Okkervil River’s new album Away is now available, and critics are praising it as one of the band’s best ever.

Get AwayOFFICIAL STORE | ITUNES | AMAZON 

NPR says of the album, “Away is a rebuilding-yourself-from-the-ground-up kind of record… Sheff uses the occasion to take his time and let his songs breathe.”

“[Away] is a cause for joy.” – The Wall Street Journal
“It may be Okkervil River’s best album yet.” – UNCUT
“It’s a testament to Sheff’s considerable gifts… graceful and evocative.” – NPR
“A gorgeous collection …. as poignant as anything Nick Drake ever penned… astounding.” – Under the Radar
“[Away] is a tremendous achievement.” – Consequence of Sound
“One of Okkervil River’s prettiest records to date – FOUR STARS” – American Songwriter

Watch the epic, moving video for “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, written and directed by, and starring Will Sheff, along with acclaimed actor Tim Blake Nelson (O’ Brother Where Art Thou, Lincoln). “Okkervil River R.I.P.” opens the Away, out now, and sets the tone for what Sheff sees as a turning point for his long-running indie-folk project. He says of the album: “Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.”

 

 

David Dye of the World Cafe called the track: “a gorgeous… song about soul-searching, finding the strength one needs to carry on in the face of adversity and finding solace in the ones we love.”

Okkervil River heads out on a world tour upon the albums release. See tour dates below and get tickets at the band’s website.

 

Okkervil River 2016 Tour Dates

9/14 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*

9/15 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*

9/16 @ Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC

9/19 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*

9/20 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*

9/21 @ Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center – Atlanta, GA*

9/23 @ 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN*

9/24 @ One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA*

9/30 @ The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ*

10/01 @ Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA*

10/04 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

10/05 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/07 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*

10/08 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA*

10/10 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT*

10/11 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO*

10/13 @ Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN*

10/14 @ Metro – Chicago, IL#

10/15 @ The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI^

10/16 @ Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA^

10/18 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA^

10/20 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY

10/30 @ Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway

10/31 @ Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden

11/02 @ Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden

11/03 @ Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

11/04 @ Rolling Stone Weekender – Weissenhauser Strand, Germany

11/05 @ Paradiso Nord – Amsterdam, Holland

11/07 @ Petit Bain – Paris, France

11/08 @ Botanique Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium

11/10 @ Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK

11/11 @ Thekla – Bristol, UK

11/12 @ Gorilla – Manchester, UK

11/13 @ Stereo – Glasgow, UK

13.07.2016 news
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Lisa Hannigan’s new album ‘At Swim’ out now!

Critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan has returned with a new album At Swim – get At Swim now at Lisa’s Official Store or iTunes.

“At Swim is a triumph of Hannigan’s understated versatility, as a seemingly simple template morphs to make room for gracefully doomstruck ballads (“Prayer For The Dying,” “Funeral Suit”), comparatively peppy midtempo numbers (“Snow,” “Lo”), subtly glitchy and experimental sounds (“Undertow,” “Barton”) and a short, gorgeous swell of layered unaccompanied vocals (“Anahorish”).” – NPR

 

The video was shot in one afternoon outside London in the Alice Holt Forest – along with some rather rigid dance moves, viewers are greeted with stark imagery of just Hannigan in a crimson-red dress, surrounded by towering trees.

“There’s a sense of struggle in the song,” she says. “I didn’t want it to be too literal. “It was very peaceful, but a strange, eerie place.”

“Fall” is a song Hannigan co-wrote with songwriter Joe Henry. It’s the lead song on her upcoming third studio album,“At Swim,” which finds her exploring new sonic territory with the help of producer Aaron Dessner of the National.

“That was a turning point in terms of the flow of the record,” she says about connecting with Dessner on the 11 songs that make up “At Swim.”

Listen to “Prayer for the Dying” and instantly download the track when you pre-order At Swim:

13.07.2016 news
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Watch Margaret Glaspy on CONAN – “Emotions and Math” Available Now!

Margaret Glaspy made her television debut on CONAN performing “You and I” from her debut album Emotions and Math – watch her performance below and catch her on tour! Full dates below.

Get Margaret Glaspy’s Emotions And Math: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

Margaret Glaspy’s debut album ‘Emotions And Math’ is available now! Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker writes “The music is unadorned, the better to showcase Glaspy’s electric guitar and her extraordinary voice, as well as her plainspoken lyrics, which are, by turns, gently sentimental and firmly not.” Listen here: http://bit.ly/1ZDWLvv

Pitchfork also posted a review of ‘Emotions and Math’, saying the album “treats bad decisions and destructive impulses with compassionate clarity and heartfelt empathy.”

Margaret will play a hometown album release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on Saturday, 6/18, with Alexander F And Jennah Bell to open. The show falls in the midst of an extensive tour with Lucius and on the heels of a performance this weekend at Bonnaroo. Later this summer, she’ll open select dates for Iron & Wine, play Lincoln Center with M. Ward, and make her debut at ACL Fest. Full list of dates below.

Vice says of Margaret Glaspy “Whatever expectation you might form for her, she will quickly upend it.” The New York Times says, “Her voice is raspily matter-of-fact and her guitar delivers a blunt, distorted riff.” NPR Music called her song “You And I” “one of the year’s best kiss-off songs.”

Watch the video for “You And I” here: http://n.pr/1ZdlCWH

PRE-ORDER ‘EMOTIONS AND MATH’

Webstore: http://smarturl.it/mglaspyofficialstore
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/EmotionsAndMath
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EAM_Amz
 

 

MARGARET GLASPY TOUR DATES

7/13 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern 

7/14 – Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville West 

7/15 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux 

7/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 

7/18 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 

8/5 – New York, NY @ Lincoln Center ^

8/13 – Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art +

8/21 – Brecon, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival

8/23 – London, United Kingdom @ Moth Club 

9/17 – Shakopee, MN @ First Avenue 

10/8 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits 

 

* With Lucius

+ With Iron & Wine

^ With M. Ward

 

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07.07.2016 news
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Jonny Fritz Announces “Sweet Creep”

Jonny Fritz is back with a new album, a new hip, and a new homebase in Los Angeles, CA. The singer/songwriter announced the forthcoming release of full length Sweet Creep today and shared first track “Are You Thirsty” via Rolling Stone Country. Available now for preorder, Fritz’s fourth studio album is due out October 14 via ATO Records and was produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James who influenced the album’s pared-down and uninhibited sound.

 

Pre-Order: Official Site | iTunes | Amazon

 

Sweet Creep includes the lyricism of prior release Dad Country with an added air of hopefulness. Recorded in James’ makeshift hilltop studio in Montecito Heights, Sweet Creep reverberates with the feeling of sunny vistas. From album opener “Are You Thirsty” to the summer-crushy “Humidifier”, Sweet Creep is a freshly-signed lease on life. Jonny throws himself into the new album by stripping things down to the essentials. He gathered Nashville’s Joshua Hedley and Dawes’ Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith and recorded the whole album in three days. The fresh air, freedom from studio pressures, and strong cups of tea all mix into the music, with ATVs briefly heard in the background and two senior tortoises listening at Hedley’s feet as he fiddles away.

 

 

Born in Montana and raised in Esmont, Virginia Jonny has passed weeks in nearly every city in the United States, and plenty others overseas, cramming ten lives into one. Despite the vitalism and exploits he’s gained a name for, most of his music comes from the smaller moments. He takes a little piece of life, unnoticed by most, then steeps it in song until it’s ready for vinyl. In contrast to the heartsick Dad Country, the songs of Sweet Creep are, if not always brimming, at least fully accepting of his fortunes.

Jonny is a torchbearer in that celebrated country music tradition of giant-sized personalities overflowing into song. John Hartford, Roger Miller, Billy Joe Shaver – fans look to these country musicians for more than just music. They look for life, for outrageous legend, for a showmanship on and off stage that Jonny Fritz will never fail to deliver. He might not have shot anybody, or spent any considerable time in prison, but on Sweet Creep, he reminds himself and his fans, that sometimes great lives can also be pretty good ones.

 

Tracklisting
1. Are You Thirsty
2. Happy In Hindsight
3. Forever Whatever
4. Humidifier
5. Stone Cold Daddy O
6. I love Leaving
7. Cries After Making Love
8. Fifteen Passenger Van
9. Stadium Inn
10. Chilidog Morning
11. Chihuahua Rescue

 

Tour Dates w/ Jamestown Revival
10/17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
10/18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
10/19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/20 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Park West
10/24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/26 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
10/28 – Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
10/29 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/30 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
11/1 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
11/3 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
11/4 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/5 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

24.06.2016 news
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Watch Margaret Glaspy’s “You And I” Video

Get Margaret Glaspy’s Emotions And Math: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

Watch the “You and I” video at NPR

“New York singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy‘s “You And I” is one of the year’s best earworms, with a simple but irresistible guitar riff that can wind its way deep in the brain and camp out for days. Now comes a new video for the song, with equally striking visuals that are both plain and potent. “I don’t want to see you cry,” Glaspy sings with a Mona Lisa smile, as she ambles through a monochromatic landscape. Each moment, from a picnic to a studio photo shoot and a nail salon, is shaded in its own single vivid color.” – NPR’s Robin Hilton

“I wrote down the idea for this video on the back of a set list,” Glaspy tells NPR Music via email. “Six weeks later, I got off tour and stepped into an elaborate world created by [director] Christopher Good and his crew that was based on that scrap of paper. In making the video, I knew that we weren’t going to make anything too directly narrative. The lyrics and meaning of the songs don’t belong to me anymore. You make records so people can have their own experience with them. It felt like a good opportunity to lighten up a bit and use my imagination visually.”

Watch Margaret perform “You and I” on Conan:

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Glaspy has earned early praise from The New York Times, Stereogum and NME. Rolling Stone hailed her “hot barbs of electric guitar,” and VICE Noisey love her “complex, deceptively heavy riffs with vocals that really stand out and grab you at the throat.”

“In a lot of ways, it’s kind of how I operate,” says Glaspy of her debut album’s title, Emotions and Math. “I’ve always considered myself a free spirit, someone who goes with the flow, but actually I’m not exactly like that. This record really taught me that I’m super analytical and process-driven. I think they really do go together, emotions and math. Nobody is just one thing.”

‘EMOTIONS AND MATH’ TRACK LIST

1.    Emotions And Math

2.    Situation

3.    You and I

4.    Somebody To Anybody

5.    No Matter Who

6.    Memory Street

7.    Pins And Needles

8.    Anthony

9.    Parental Guidance

10. You Don’t Want Me

11. Love Like This

12. Black Is Blue

TOUR DATES

6/13 – Charlottte, NC @ Visulite Theatre %

6/14 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom %

6/15 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry %

6/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

6/19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %

6/21 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace %

6/22 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall %

6/24 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House Backyard %

* With The Milk Carton Kids

# With Mount Moriah

% With Lucius

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