28.01.2015 news

Primus Announce “Chocolate Factory” Deluxe Edition and Spring Tour Dates

After a run of dates in Europe, Primus is now coming back to the US on their Primus & The Chocolate Factory tour, starting with an April 8th show in Minneapolis. Full list of dates below.

On April 28th, Primus & The Chocolate Factory will also be available on DVD in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, newly mixed by Les Claypool.  This deluxe edition also contains a live CD featuring tracks from the 2014 Fall tour and a new 14-page booklet with tour photos and drawings by Les Claypool.

  The Wall Street Journal called the album “a wild, radically reworked tribute.” 

Pre-order for the deluxe edition is available here.

Tour Dates
4/8 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
4/10 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
4/11 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
4/12 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
4/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoor
4/15 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
4/17 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
4/18 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Fest
4/20 – Concord, NH – The Capitol Center For the Arts
4/21 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
4/24 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
4/25 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/27 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
4/28 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theatre
4/30 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
5/1 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
5/3 – Shreveport, LA – Strand Theater
5/5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Events Center
5/6 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
5/7 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

28.01.2015 news

J. Roddy Walston & the Business To Appear On Austin City Limits, Announce Tour Dates

Today J. Roddy Walston & The Business announce that they will be featured on the upcoming January 31st episode of Austin City Limits, also featuring The Black Keys. With their scrappy yet sublime sound that honors both their Southern roots and punk spirit, the Baltimore-based quartet mainly performs songs from their 2013 LP Essential Tremors during their rowdy ACL set. Watch footage from behind the scenes at ACL here. Watch the performance here.

For J. Roddy Walston & The Business – embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. See below to check out their upcoming US tour dates, including stops at summer music festivals including Governor’s Ball and Hangout Festival.

Tour Dates
3/5 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
3/6 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
3/7 – Lansing, MI – The Loft
3/13 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
3/14 – Columbia, SC – St. Pat’s at 5 Points
3/19 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson
3/20 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club
3/25 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
3/26 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
3/27 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
3/28 – New Orleans, LA – City Park at The Festival Grounds
4/24 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
5/14 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
5/15- 5/17 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival
6/5- 6/7 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball

23.01.2015 news

Listen to “Chippewa” from Benjamin Booker: Live at Third Man Records, Out Now

Listen to a live version of “Chippewa” from Benjamin Booker’s Live at Third Man Records album, out now, at Rolling Stone here. The album is available on limited edition vinyl at the Third Man Record store.

Booker said of the release, “This record is the result of a year on the road. Its the best nights of my life and nights I would give anything to take back. It’s sleeping in parking lots and sleeping with people for beds. It’s eating bad food with good folks. It’s makeups and breakups. It’s missing home and never wanting to go back.

“Somehow I’m still here. Somehow the boys and I managed to keep things going. We learned from each other. We grew tighter as a band. The songs changed and on the night of September 24th we stepped into that building in Nashville to capture that.

“Thank you Mr. White and everyone at Third Man Records for welcoming me into your home and giving me a chance to share something I’m proud of, the live show.”

1. Always Waiting
2. Chippewa
3. Old Hearts
4. Happy Homes
5. Kids Never Growing Older
6. Falling Down Blues (Fuzzy Lewis)
7. I Thought I Heard You Screaming
8. Spoon Out My Eyeballs
9. Violent Shiver
10. Have You Seen My Son

22.01.2015 news

Kaiser Chiefs Release New Single “Falling Awake,” North American Tour Dates Announced

After more than ten years, four albums, platinum record sales, a volley of top ten singles and three Brit Awards, it would have been simple for Kaiser Chiefs to sit back and coast a while, to enjoy the warm glow of being one of Britain’s most cherished bands.

But since Education, Education, Education & War‘s release the band has continued to consistently play for audiences across the world; currently performing in South American stadiums with the Foo Fighters which will be followed by a select number of headlining stadium dates in the UK, the band will be returning to North America this April for a new run of tour dates with Portland-based alt-pop group Priory (see below).

But before they arrive on this side of the pond, fans get to hear the band’s latest stand-alone single, “Falling Awake”, today. Courtesy of an exclusive via PopMatters, you can listen to it HERE.

Tour Dates
4/20 – Victoria, BC – Distrikt#
4/21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom#
4/22 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market#
4/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom#
4/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern#
4/26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues: San Diego#
4/28 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre#
4/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s: Outdoors#
5/1 – Dallas, TX – Trees#
5/2 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Main Room#
5/5 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall#
5/6 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant#
5/8 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
5/9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
5/10 – Richmond, VA – The National#
5/12 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live#
5/13 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza#
5/15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues: Boston#
5/16 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre#
5/17 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre#
# = with Priory

21.01.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker and more at 2015’s Summer Festivals

Festival season is approaching, and ATO artists have been featured on some of this summer’s most exciting lineups:

Alabama Shakes – Coachella, Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam and The Great Escape, Lollapalooza

Benjamin Booker – Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Mountain Jam, Primavera Sound, Firefly, Sasquatch

Brandi Carlile – Bonnaroo, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Floydfest

Drive-By Truckers – Hangout Fest, Floydfest

Fly Golden Eagle – Forecastle Fest

Gogol Bordello – Gasparilla Music Festival, Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, Sasquatch! Festival, Lollapalooza

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Treefort Music Festival, Nelsonville Music Fest, Big Barrel Country Music Festival

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Hangout Music Fest, Governor’s Ball

Kaiser Chiefs – Shaky Knees

Kopecky – Hangout Fest, Wakarusa, BottleRock

Lucero – Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

Mariachi El Bronx – Shaky Knees, Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, Byron Bay Bluesfest

My Morning Jacket – Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Boston Calling Music Festival, Forecastle Fest, Hangout Fest

Old 97’s – Shaky Knees, Wakarusa

Old Crow Medicine Show – Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots, Delfest

Primus – Winter Wondergrass, Sweetwater 420 Festival

SOJA – Bonnaroo, 9 Mile Music Fest, California Roots

Two Gallants – Shaky Knees




13.01.2015 news

Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show Announces His ATO Debut – Out March 3rd

ATO is thrilled to be releasing Gill Landry’s new solo album on March 3rd. Landry’s illustrious career as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriting member of the Grammy-Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show includes a recent induction into the Grand Ole Opry, performances on “A Prairie Home Companion” & “Austin City Limits,” and world tours with featured stops at major festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival.

The 10-track album was fully produced and mostly engineered by Landry and recorded in what he calls, “a ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville.” Contributors include various friends and musicians Landry gathered on his nonstop travels alone and with Old Crow including songstress Laura Marling who duets on “Take This Body,” singer-songwriter and guitarist Robert Ellis, trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford & Sons and Odessa Jorgensen who lends harmonies and fiddle to a number of tunes.

Check out the lead single “Just Like You” below and pre-order the album in the ATO webshop or on iTunes.

Landry will be on tour with Justin Townes Earle for the bulk of February and March and will be headed to SXSW after that.

February 11—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar
February 12—Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge
February 16—Tampa, FL—Crowbar*
February 17—Orlando, FL—Phillips Center*
February 19—Columbia, SC—Music Farm*
February 20—Murrell’s Inlet, SC—Deaddog Saloon*
February 21—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre*
February 22—Wilmington, NC—Ziggy’s by the Sea*
February 24—Huntington, WV—V Club*
February 25—Richmond, VA—Camp Concert Hall (Modlin Center)*
February 26—Arden, DE—Arden Gill Hall*
February 27—York, PA—Strand Capitol*
February 28—Annapolis, MD—Rams Head Tavern*
March 2—Sellersville, PA—Sellersville Theater*
March 3—Wilkes-Barre, PA—Kirby Center Lobby Series*
March 4 —Albany, NY—The Egg*
March 5—Norfolk, CT— Infinity Hal Norfolk*
March 6—Rockport, MA—Shalin Liu PAC*
March 7—Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall*
March 9—Kent, OH—Kent Stage*
March 10—Cincinnati, OH—Southgate House*
March 11—Bloomington, IL—Castle Theatre*
March 13— City, IA—Englert Theatre*
March 14—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway*
*with Justin Townes Earle

18.12.2014 news
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Watch Video for Fly Golden Eagle’s “Stepping Stone”

NPR premiered the new live video for “Stepping Stone” off of Fly Golden Eagle’s new album Quartz, available now. Check it out below:

Director Joshua Shoemaker, who Ann Powers of NPR called “one of the town’s most sought after filmmakers”, explains of the live clip, “We could have made this a ‘music video’, but it was also important to us to do it live and make it as real as possible. This is all one take. No cut-ins. This is what was happening in the room.”


17.12.2014 news, Uncategorized
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ATO’s Best of 2014 Mentions

We’re thrilled to have received shoutouts in a number of 2014’s best of the year lists! Thanks for all of the support this year – we’re already gearing up for an awesome 2015.  Check out some of ATO’s year-end mentions below:

Benjamin Booker

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50 Best Albums of the Year, Rolling Stone – “Booker’s raw-throated boogie blues proves rock & roll can still function as crazy-ass party music.”

“Have You Seen My Son”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “A 22-year old maverick [who] finds a link between Southern juke joint blues and The Replacements.”

Also mentioned in:

Public Radio’s 10 Best Albums of 2014, NPR

Public Radio’s 10 Breakout Artists of 2014, NPR

100 Best Albums of 2014, Rough Trade

20 Best Albums of 2014, Glide Magazine

Ken Tucker’s Top 9 Albums of 2014, NPR Fresh Air

Top Albums of 2014, KCRW

Best of 2014: Staff Picks, WFUV

“Have You Seen My Son”, Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter

#17 Best Southern Album of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Drive-By Truckers


“Grand Canyon”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “this elegy … nods to the difficulty of letting go while providing a way to do it.”

“The Part of Him”, #14 The Best 40 Country Songs of 2014, SPIN – “The highlight of this amazing band’s best album in six years is as vituperative with political outrage as anything Drive-By Truckers have ever laid down.”

Also mentioned in:

#17 Top 50 Songs of the Year, American Songwriter

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

The 50 Best Albums of 2014, Paste

#5 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Top 20 Albums of 2014, Fox Sports

#4 Best Albums of 2014, Twangville

25 Best Albums of 2014, Slant Magazine

Hurray for the Riff Raff


“The Body Electric”, #1 of the Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter – “Alynda Lee Segarra takes more than 100 years of murder ballads to task on this standout.”

“The Body Electric”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “The Political Folk Song of the Year”

Also mentioned in:

50 Best Albums of 2014, Rolling Stone

#6 Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

#4 40 Best Country Albums of 2014, Rolling Stone Country

#1 Stephen Deusner’s Top 10 Albums: The Year in Music 2014, Pitchfork

100 Best Albums of 2014, Rough Trade

50 Best Albums of 2014, Paste Magazine

#6 The Best Americana of 2014, PopMatters

50 Favorite Albums of 2014, NPR

Top 50 Songs of 2014, Consequence of Sound

#13 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

#7 Best Country Albums of 2014, Wondering Sound

Best Albums of 2014, Amazon

40 Best Country Songs of 2014, SPIN

“Blue Ridge Mountain”, Songs You Need To Hear Before 2014 Ends, Flavorwire

#1 Best Indie Roots Album of 2014, Magnet Magazine

Jessica Lea Mayfield

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Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter – “Make My Head Sing is still equally as honest as Mayfield’s past releases.”

“Do I Have The Time”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “[Mayfield]… bursts out of her former Americana mold with a visceral, blood on the lips fury, dreamy flanged guitars and gnarled squelches of distortion.”

Also mentioned in:

“Seein* Starz”, Songs You Need to Hear Before 2014 Ends, Flavorwire

#14 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Most Overlooked Albums of 2014, Huffington Post

Old 97’s


“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #20 50 Best Songs of 2014, Rolling Stone – “These alt-country vets get real about what it’s like to be a band for 20+ years in this wry lament.”

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #6 40 Best Country Songs of 2014, SPIN – “The greatest rock country band in the universe”

Also mentioned in:

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #8 Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter

#2 Best Country Albums of 2014, Huffington Post Canada

Best of 2014 Staff Picks, WFUV

#8 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

Old Crow Medicine Show


“Sweet Amarillo”, #9 Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter – “Wild and wooly, the song is truer to the spirit of The Basement Tapes than, for example, the ‘New Basement Tapes’.”

#1, The Best Americana of 2014, PopMatters – “With ‘Remedy’, Old Crow have delivered an album embracing all kinds of human experience … one can only hope that Bob keeps sending boxes of fragments their way.”

Also mentioned in:

“Sweet Amarillo”, 50 Best Songs of 2014, Rolling Stone

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

“Sweet Amarillo”, 50 Best Songs of 2014, Paste Magazine

“Sweet Amarillo”, #6 Stephen Deusner’s Top 10 Tracks: The Year in Music 2014, Pitchfork

#15 25 Best Country Albums of 2014, Wondering Sound

#13 Best Albums of 2014, PopMatters

15.12.2014 news

The Best of 2014 from ATO Artists and Staff

As 2014 comes to a close, we caught up with some ATO artists – including Alynda Lee Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff), Benjamin Booker, The Belle Brigade, and more – and staffers to find out what they’ve been listening to all year:

Alynda Lee Segarra, Hurray for the Riff Raff

1. Clear Plastic Masks : Being There

2. Nikki Lane : All or Nothin’

3. Shovels and Rope : Swimmin’ Time

4. Jessica Lea Mayfield : Make My Head Sing

5. Fly Golden Eagle: Quartz

6. Old Crow Medicine Show : Remedy

7. Sharon Jones and the Dapkings : Give the People What They Want

8. Benjamin Booker: s/t

9. Big Freedia : Just Be Free

10. Beyoncé (Even though it came out in Dec 2013.)

Pick up Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new album “Small Town Heroes” at iTunes or Amazon.


Benjamin Booker

1- Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea
2- Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
3- Perfume Genius – Too Bright
4- Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
5- Swans – To Be Kind
6- Iceage – Plowing Into the Fields of Love
7- PC Worship – Social Rust
8- Fugazi – First Demo
9- Ought – More Than Any Other Day
10- Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell’

Pick up Benjamin Booker’s self-titled debut at iTunes or Amazon.


Heath Fogg, Alabama Shakes

The Budos Band – Burnt Offering – Magus Mountain

Julian Casablancas & The Voidz – Tyranny – Nintendo Blood

Fly Golden Eagle – Quartz – Death Myth

Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams – Hot Dreams

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Emma Jean – Magnolia

Blake Mills – Heigh Ho – Gold Coast Sinkin’

Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans – Pauline Hawkins

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed – The Weeds Downtown

Sun Kil Moon – Benji – Micheline

Future Islands -Singles – A Song For Our Grandfathers

Pick up Alabama Shakes’ “Boys & Girls” on iTunes and Amazon, and look out for a new album in 2015.


Simon Rix, Kaiser Chiefs

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy

Mark Lanegan Band – Harvest Home

Pulled Apart By Horses – Hot Squash

Mazes – Astigmatism

First Aid Kit – Master Pretender

Eno/Hyde – Daddy’s Car

Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry

Hookworms – The Impasse

Jack White – Lazaretto

Beck – Morning

Pick up Kaiser Chiefs’ new album “Education, Education, Education and War” from iTunes or Amazon.


rayLand Baxter

shakey graves: and the war came – family and genus

Odessa: EP – gather round

temples: sun structures – the guesser

riff raff: neon icon – all songs

Blake mills: heigh ho – curable disease

warpaint: warpaint – love is to die

fly golden eagle: Quartz bijou – horse’s mouth

angel olsen: burn your fire for no witness – high & wild

Mac demarco: salad days – salad days

first aid kit: stay gold – cedar lane

Pick up rayLand Baxter’s “Feathers and FishHooks” on iTunes or Amazon, and look out for a new album in 2015.


Kelsey Kopecky, Kopecky Family Band

Kye Kye – Fantasize

Lucius – Wildewoman

Madi Diaz – Phantom

Banks – Goddess

Colony House- When I was Younger

Copeland -Ixora

Beck – Morning Phase

Foster the People – Supermodel

John Mark Mcmillan – Borderland

Taylor Swift – 1989

Pick up Kopecky Family Band’s “Kids Raising Kids” on iTunes or Amazon, and look out for a new album in 2015. 


Richard Harper, Fly Golden Eagle

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata

Quichenight – Room Temperature

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

Paperhead – Africa Avenue

Your Old Droog – s/t

Chriis Murrrray 2 – Tell the Head the Code

Ariel Pink – pom pom

Clear Plastic Masks – Being There

Dean Blunt – Black Metal

Chrome Pony – We are the Pieces EP

Pick up Fly Golden Eagle’s new album “Quartz Bijou” from iTunes or Amazon.


The Belle Brigade

In no particular order…

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Blake Mills – Heigh Ho

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream

Ray Lamontagne – Supernova

Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband

Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Ariel Pink – Pom Pom

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Pick up The Belle Brigade’s “Just Because” from iTunes or Amazon.


Steve Johnson, Alabama Shakes

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Freddie Gibbs – Pinata

Cibo Matto – Hotel Valentine

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Pick up Alabama Shakes’ “Boys & Girls” on iTunes and Amazon, and look out for a new album in 2015.


Eric Pulido, Midlake

Band of Horses: Acoustic at The Ryman

Neil Finn: Dizzy Heights

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra : Live in Concert

Soundcarriers – Entropicalia

Bob Dylan and the Band – Complete Basement Tapes

Beck – Morning Phase

Spoon: They Want My Soul

Philip Selway: Weatherhouse

Various Artists: A Very Merry Denton

Pick up Midlake’s album “Antiphon” on iTunes or Amazon.


Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers

TOP TWELVE ALBUMS: (alphabetical)

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Centro-matic – Take Pride in Your Long Odds

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

The Delines – Colfax

Hurray For the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

Reigning Sound – Shattered

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Sun Kil Moon – Benji (ALBUM OF THE YEAR)

Tweedy – Sukierae

War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Sun Kil Moon – Benji

SONG OF THE YEAR – “Dogs” by Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon)

BAND OF THE YEAR – War on Drugs

ARTIST OF THE YEAR – (tie) Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen

FAVORITE LIVE SHOW OF YEAR – Slint at Primavera Sound in Barcelona

BEST NEW BAND – The Delines

FAVORITE MOVIES 2014 – Boyhood and Birdman (can’t wait to see Inherent Vice)

FAVORITE BOOK I READ THIS YEAR – The 10th of December by George Saunders

REISSUES OF THE YEAR: Beatles – White Album (MONO Reissue)

Bob Dylan and The Band – Basement Tapes Complete (Best Reissue of Year)


New Albums by Father John Misty, Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile.

Pick up Drive-By Truckers’ English Oceans Deluxe Edition from iTunes or Amazon.

Marc Offenbach, Sales

#1 Ray Lamontagne/Supernova

#2 Johnny Marr/Playland

#3 Benjamin Booker/Benjamin Booker

#4 The New Pornographers/Brill Bruisers

#5 Heathers/Kingdom

#6 Foxygen/ . . . And Star Power

#7   Wye Oak/Shriek

#8  Temples/Sun Structures

#9  Fly Golden Eagle/Quartz Bijoux

#10 Ty Segall/Manipulator


Ed Green, Head of Radio Promotion:

Taylor Swift, 1989 (Big Machine)

Coldplay, Ghost Stories (Atlantic)

Stars, No One Is Lost (ATO)

Miranda Lambert, Platinum (Columbia)

Sam Hunt, Montevallo (MCA)

Eric Church, The Outsiders (EMI)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye (WB)

Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes (Columbia)

Lady Antebellum, 747 (Capitol)

Phish, Fuego (ATO)


Mike Quinn, Product Manager

Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather” (Paradise of Bachelors)

Spider Bags, “Frozen Letter” (Merge)

Earth, “Primitive and Deadly” (Southern Lord)

Purling Hiss, “Weirdon” (Drag City)

War on Drugs, “Lost In The Dream” (Secretly Canadian)

Luluc, “Passerby” (Sub Pop)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “Singers Grave A Sea Of Tombs” (Drag City)

Amen Dunes, “Love” (Sacred Bones)

Rick Brewer, Radio

War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

Fly Golden Eagle – Quartz Bijou

Future Islands – Singles

Strand of Oaks – Heal

Real Estate – Atlas

Beck – Morning Phase

TV on the Radio – Seeds

Childish Gambino – Kauai EP

Alt J – This is All Yours

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2


Carlyn Kessler, Radio

Strand of Oaks “Heal” (Dead Oceans)

Sam Smith “In the Lonely Hour” (Capitol)

Damien Rice “My Favourite Faded Fantasy” (Warner Bros.)

War On Drugs “Lost In the Dream” (Secretly Canadian)

Lo-Fang “Blue Film” (4AD)

Ryan Adams “Ryan Adams” (PAX AM/Blue Note)

Old 97s “Most Messed Up” (ATO)

Taylor Swift “1989” (Big Machine)

Alt-J “This Is All Yours” (Canvasback/Atlantic)

Sturgill Simpson “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” (High Top Mountain)


Melissa Rich, Finance

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

Wye Oak – Shriek

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There?

J. Mascis – Tied to a Star

Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker

Phantogram – Voices

Courtney Barnett – Double EP, A Sea of Split Peas

Chet Faker – Built on Glass


Ed Pinka, Radio

J Roddy Walston & The Business

Ex Hex

St. Vincent

Bryan Ferry, it’s weak but better than NO Bryan Ferry!!!!!

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Wolf Alice

Marco Benevento

King Tuff (no brainer, track #14 lolol!!!)

Kaiser Chiefs

Parquet Courts




Robin Hendrickson, Art + Production

Not in order…

Kim Deal – White-label 7″ series

Disco Doom – Numerals

Shellac – Dude Incredible

Various Artists – VOODOO PARTY VOL. 2

Neil Young – A Letter Home

Fugazi – Early Demos

Silkworm – ‘Libertine’ reissue

Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

“Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues ” by Joel Selvin

Grifters reunion at Glasslands


Kelly Kettering, Director of Publicity

Ryan Adams – Self Titled

Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

Oozing Wound – Earth Suck

Fat White Family – Champagne Holocaust

Jack White – Lazaretto

Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend

Run The Jewels – RTJ2


Laura Lyons, Marketing:

[1] St. Vincent (Republic)

[2] Mitski // Bury Me at Makeout Creek (Double Double Whammy)

[3] Sango // Da Rocinha 2 (S/R)

[4] Angel Olsen // Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

[4.5] Majid Jordan // A Place Like This EP (OVO)

[5] Mac Demarco // Salad Days (Captured Tracks)

[6] Kilo Kish // Across (Kitsune)

[7] Benjamin Booker (ATO)

[8] Sylvan Esso (Partisan)

[9] Future // Honest (Epic/A1/Freebandz)

[10] Alvvays (Polyvinyl)

Honorable Mentions: Ryan Hemsworth // Alone for the First Time; Lydia Ainsworth // Right Fron Real; Helado Negro // Double Youth; Tunji Ige // The Love Project.


Dave McClain, Product Manager

Vulfpeck – Fugue State

Taylor Swift – 1989

Fly Golden Eagle – Quartz

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Tycho – Awake

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

Hozier  – Hozier



Tom Schmall, Radio

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (High Top Mountain)

Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Vector/ WB)

FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)

Strand of Oakes – Heal (Dead Oceans)

Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)

Phantogram – Voices (Republic)

Sam Hunt – Montevallo (MCA Nash)

Taylor Swift – 1989 (Big Machine)

Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker (ATO)

Eric Church “The Outsiders” (EMI Nash)


Paul Dryden, Product Manager

  1. D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah
  2. The War On Drugs – Lost in a Dream
  3. Caribou – Our Love
  4. Jungle – Jungle
  5. Ana Tijoux – Vengo
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12.12.2014 news

NPR premieres Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new video for “The Body Electric”, New Tour Dates

The powerful new video for Hurray for the Riff Raff‘s “The Body Electric” premiered yesterday at NPR, where Ann Powers called it “the political folk song of the year”.

This video is a meditation on the acceptance of violence and discrimination against people of color, women and the LGBT community,” explained producer Joshua Shoemaker. “We took these frustrations and paired them with classic imagery that would be recognized by most, allowing us to set a tone for the narrative. Replacing the Botticelli’s Venus with a Katey Red, the transgender mother of “sissy bounce,” is something that speaks clearly without having to be salacious or heavy-handed.”

Watch the video, and check below for new tour dates (tickets go on sale today).

Hurray for the Riff Raff was also included on several Best of 2014 lists, among them NPR and Rolling Stone Country. “The Body Electric” took the number-one spot on American Songwriter’s list of best songs.

The band is heading out on tour in the Spring – check out the newly announced dates below, and head to HFTRR’s website for tickets.

3/5 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
3/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
3/11 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
3/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

3/13 – Big Sur, CA – Loma Vista Gardens

3/20 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

3/21 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl Social Club

3/22 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

3/25 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

3/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room

3/27 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater

3/28 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater (Boulder)

3/30 – Santa Fe, NM – Sky Light

4/1 – Dallas, TX – Dada

4/18 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

4/21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

4/22 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live

4/23 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club presented by Newport Folk Festival

4/24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

4/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

4/28 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter

4/30 – Madison, WI – High Noon

5/1 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center

5/3 – St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

5/5 – Little Rock, AR – South on Main presented by Oxford American

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