CONGRATULATIONS to Alabama Shakes and Brandi Carlile, who were nominated for awards at this year’s GRAMMYs. Producer Blake Mills also earned a nod for his work on Sound & Color. See the full list of nominations below.
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
– Album of the Year
– Best Alternative Music Album
– Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
– Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (Blake Mills)
Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
– Best Rock Performance
– Best Rock Song
Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
– Best Americana Album
Apple premiered their new iPad with a commercial featuring Alabama Shakes‘ “Sound & Color”, the title track off of their latest album. The commercial reminds us a lot of the band’s music video for the track, directed by James Frost! Watch both videos below, and grab “Sound & Color” for yourself:
Get Sound & Color:
You can now watch all three chapters of Brandi Carlile‘s Pin Drop Tour documentary, which follows Brandi and her longtime collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth on-stage and behind the scenes of their intimate Pin Drop Tour. The tour had the band performing unplugged, with no amps or microphones, in historic small theaters across the country. Read Billboard’s interview with Brandi about the tour HERE, and watch the full documentary below!
There are different types of college papers. Examples include, research paper, term papers, essays, dissertations etc. The college papers differ in terms of formatting. Students find it hard to write college papers because they do not have the right skills. Most students do not have good writing skills and this affects the writing process. The students also do not have sufficient time to write papers. Also, the students do not have enough reading material to write papers. Some of the students do not know the steps to follow when writing papers.
Lecturers require students to follow the right steps when writing college papers so as to make the content of the paper valid and also develop the paper well. As a result many students have scored low grades in their final examinations. The guidelines provided below are aimed at helping students write college papers. The first step in papers is selecting the topic. Students are required to select one topic from various topics provided by the teacher. The topic the student chooses should be relevant to the course being studied. For instance, students taking business courses can select various topics in business management like employee motivation. The topic selected should be wide enough so as to make it easy for the students to ex plain the topic well. Students should avoid choosing narrow topics as they influence the content of the paper.
The second step is to select the thesis. The thesis statement should be related to the topic being discussed. In addition, the thesis statement should be precise and clear. Students should avoid making the thesis statement long as it makes it hard for the reader to understand the content of the paper. The thesis should be one two sentences so as to make it easy for the readers to understand. After choosing the thesis statement, students should develop an outline. Like other papers, the college papers should have an outline. The outline should include various topics that the writer intends to discuss. It should include the various sections that will be analyzed in the actual paper. For instance, the outline should show the introduction, body and conclusion. It should also have the reference section. Then the students should prepare a draft that will be used to write the college papers. The draft should be written well as it reflects the final college papers. After preparing the rough draft, the students should begin writing the college papers.
First, the students should write the introductory part of the papers. The introduction section is a summary of the main topics that will be examined in the paper and also the main points. The points should be stated clearly. At the end of the introduction, the writer should state the thesis of the college papers. The next section is the body. The body of the college papers should be well developed. The students should identify the subtopics of the college papers and support them well. The topics should be supported using recent sources. For instance, the resources used to support the content of the college papers should not be more than five years old. This is to ensure the content of the college papers is valid. Moreover, the college papers should have a reference page and in text citations. The reference page should be developed well and each source formatted according to the style utilized.
If Primus & The Chocolate Factory wasn’t crazy enough for you through two speakers, you can now experience it in 5.1 SURROUND SOUND. This new edition out today includes a 5.1 DVD with candy coated visualizers for each song, and the full album on CD.
After an eccentric year of Primus & the Chocolate Factory shows, we are excited to announce Primus’s upcoming run of 2016 shows with legendary rockers TOOL. A limited run of eight dates, these shows are not to be missed. The band will also be playing a New Year’s Eve show at Fox Theater in Oakland where the album Pork Soda will be played in its entirety for the first time ever. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Last but now least, in honor of its release we’ve revealed the music video for “Candyman”, in which a Claymation Les Claypool serenades candy cave creatures. Courtesy of Bass Guitar Magazine you can watch + share it HERE.
“The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,” says Claypool. “The notion wasn’t so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied.” – Les Claypool
12/31 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
1/9 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena#
1/13 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center#
1/16 – Tulsa, OK – Bok Center#
1/17 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre#
1/19 – Southaven, MS – Lander Center#
1/23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena#
1/25 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena#
1/26 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum#
# = with TOOL
We’re thrilled to release two more videos from Joseph‘s ATO Records Session, including a BRAND NEW song “Honest” from the band’s upcoming full-length album, produced by Mike Mogis (Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis) and due out Spring 2016. Watch all three sessions below, and learn more about the band at www.atorecords.com/joseph.
“Eyes to the Sky”
ATO Records will be releasing the Deluxe Edition of Allen Stone‘s third full length album Radius, featuring seven brand new tracks, on March 25. Made in close collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek and producers Benny Cassette (Kanye West) and Malay (Frank Ocean), Radius (Deluxe Edition) proves the Seattle soul artist is deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends pop convention.
Watch the new high-energy video for Allen Stone’s latest single “Perfect World”, featuring pioneering hip-hop dancer Darrio Phillips and his enthusiastic crew:
After a short stint on Capitol Records, Allen has returned to ATO who released his 2012 self-titled album to great success, selling 75,000 copies. “I couldn’t be happier to return to ATO,” Stone exclaimed. “They are a label that works tirelessly for their artists.” We’re thrilled to have you back too, Allen!
RADIUS (DELUXE EDITION) TRACK LISTING
LOVE WHERE YOU’RE AT
I KNOW THAT I WASN’T RIGHT
BED I MADE
FREEDOM (ALT. VERSION)
2/27 – San Jose del Cabo, Mexico – Hotel El Ganzo
3/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
3/23 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
3/26 – 3/28 – Byron Bay, AUS – Byron Bay Bluesfest
3/30 – Marrickville, NSW – The Factory Theatre
3/31 – Melbourne, VIC – The Corner Hotel
4/11 – London, UK – Scala
4/12 – Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
4/13 – Bourges, FRA – Bourges Festival
4/15 – Barcelona, ESP – La2
4/16 – Madrid, ESP – Taboo
4/18 – Zurich, CHE – Papiersaal
4/19 – Milano, ITA – BIKO Club
4/20 – Munich, DEU – Strom
4/21 – Berlin, DEU – Bi Nuu
4/23 – Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
4/24 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
4/25 – Copenhagen, DNK – Pumpehuset
4/27 – Hamburg, DEU – Mojo Club
4/28 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
4/29 – Nijmegen, NLD – Doornroosje
4/30 – Groningen, NLD – Oosterpoort
5/30 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
6/9 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
It’s once again time for ATO’s totally free sampler featuring our favorite hand-picked tracks from recent ATO releases. Enjoy and remember sharing is caring!
1. Alabama Shakes– Sound & Color
2. Brandi Carlile- Mainstream Kid
3. Kopecky – Talk To Me
4. Rayland Baxter- Yellow Eyes
5. Joseph– Not Mine (ATO Records Session)
6. Sun Club- Beauty Meat
7. SOJA- Tear It Down
8. Allen Stone– Freedom
9. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Bone
10. Benjamin Booker – Slow Coming
11. Drive-By Truckers- The Living Bubba (Live)
12. Other Lives- Easy Way Out (Dan Deacon Remix)
13. Lucero- Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles