At last!! Lily Allen has made a brand new solo track – “Hard Out Here” – and it will be available at all digital retailers on November 19. The track is the first new solo song from Lily since 2010. She continues to work on her third studio album which will be released next year. Oh, and she has a baggy p*ssy.
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Years ago, I used to listen to the original of this song by The Counting Crows ALL of the time. Now, London-based Lewis Watson has brought his own version. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed Four More Songs EP and hitting the iTunes Top 10 with all four of his EPs, he will release his new Some Songs With Some Friends, December 17 via Warner Music.
Produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Jake Bugg) and Richard Wilkinson (Lianne La Havas, Adele), Some Songs With Some Friends features a re-recorded, re-mastered version of single “Even If.” The rest of the EP sees Lewis interpreting some of his favorite songs joined by friends Gabrielle Aplin, Kimberly Anne and Irish duo Hudson Taylor.
Teaming up with Dublin-based act Hudson Taylor, “Colorblind” is an ethereal track with powerful pop vocal harmonies and lush piano washing over gentle strings and echoing percussion. Check out “Colorblind” ft. Hudson Taylor below.
Lewis Watson has developed a thriving fan base in his young career, already hailed by BBC Radio 1 and The Independent. He grew his fanbase organically through sharing his original songs and heartfelt covers of Bombay Bicycle Club, Bon Iver, etc. He recently played to sold-out audiences in NYC and LA– stay tuned for more news from Lewis Watson coming soon!
The Chain Gang of 1974, the moniker of genre-jumping singer & multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, is making headlines with his enthralling new single “Sleepwalking” which is featured on the new television commercial for Grand Theft Auto V. The commercial has been in constant rotation since its debut earlier this month during a new episode of “Breaking Bad,” and the song is the most popular on Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack, on sale now at iTunes. “Sleepwalking” is the first single from The Chain Gang of 1974′s highly anticipated sophomore LP Daydream Forever, which is due out February 4 on Warner Bros Records.
The Chain Gang of 1974 just finished a run of West Coast dates with The Vaccines, and is gearing up for a week-long trek with Sir Sly, kicking off October 8 in San Francisco. See below for details.
Daydream Forever was produced by Isom Innis (Foster The People), with additional production and mixing from Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix). Earlier this summer, Neon Gold unveiled a first look at the new album, by premiering the song “Miko.” Watch the official lyric video for it below:
The new album is the anticipated follow-up to The Chain Gang of 1974′s widely acclaimed 2011 debut Wayward Fire, which Esquire declared “one of the summer’s most surprisingly fantastic new records,” and earned similar praise from the likes of SPIN, MTV, FADER, NYLON, RCRD LBL and more. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Foster the People, Big Audio Dynamite, Tapes N Tapes, and The Naked and Famous, as well as a lauded performance at 2011′s Lollapalooza, which Yahoo proclaimed “a fabulous onstage display.”
THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 TOUR DATES:
- September 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
- September 28 - San Diego, CA @ The Griffin
- October 8 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 10 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 11 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 12 - Portland, OR @ Holocene (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 15 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (w/ Sir Sly)
Cut Copy have finally announced news on their latest album. Free Your Mind will be released November 5th via Loma Vista/Modular. Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford says, “The concept of freedom is one that’s universally positive and timeless, and whatever each person’s version of that freedom is, it’s a good thing to be reminding people or even just ourselves to be ‘free.’”
Have an eargasm and enjoy listening to another new song, “Let Me Show You Love”.
Free Your Mind tracklist:
- Free Your Mind
- We Are Explorers
- Let Me Show You Love
- (into the desert)
- In Memory Capsule
- (above the city)
- Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
- Meet Me in a House of Love
- Take Me Higher
- (the waves)
- Walking in the Sky
10-30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10-31 Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory
11-01 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
11-02 Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
11-03 Los Angeles, CA – HARD Day of the Dead
11-06 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
11-07 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11-08 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11-10 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11-11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11-13 Madison, WI – The Majestic
11-14 Chicago, IL – The Riviera
11-15 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
11-16 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-23 Santiago, Chile – Primavera Festival
11-26 London, UK – Oval Space
11-28 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Atelier
11-29 Brussels, Belgium – Beursschowburg
11-30 Paris, France – Trabendo
Co-written by Hope Sandoval and David Roback, Seasons Of Your Day was recorded in California and Norway. The album features performances by all the original members of Mazzy Star along with special guests including ColmO’Ciosoig (My Bloody Valentine) and a special appearance by the late, legendary Bert Jansch. The album was produced by David Roback and Hope Sandoval and will be released on their own label, Rhymes Of An Hour Records, and distributed through INgrooves and Fontana North.
Seasons Of Your Day is Mazzy Star’s fourth studio LP, preceded by She Hangs Brightly (1990), So Tonight That I Might See (1993) and Among My Swan (1996). Seasons Of Your Day is the second release on Rhymes Of An Hour Records and follows the single “Common Burn / Lay Myself Down” (2011).
- November 3 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
- November 4 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
- November 6 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
- November 7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
- November 10 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
- November 12 Minneapolis, M N @ Mill City Nights
- November 13 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
- November 15 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
- November 16 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
- November 17 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
- November 19 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
- November 20 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
- November 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
- November 23 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
I came really super close to not being able to make it to this sold out show here in Pittsburgh this past Monday. And oh, let me just say, I would have thrown some MAJOR fits and tantrums if I had missed this!
But, my friends over at BB Gun Press totally saved the day and helped this girl out. And I couldn’t have been any happier. If you keep up with my ramblings, you’d know that I couldn’t WAIT to see Fitz and the Tantrums perform “The Walker” live. At one point, I really thought they weren’t going to play it, either! They waited until the very end, and performed it for one of their encores! Which, surprised me because I thought I’d hear “The Walker” earlier and they would save “Out Of My League” for an encore. BUT, they played it earlier, and “Moneygrabber” was the second song in their set. Oh, and they did a pretty awesome cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” too.
I really wanted to upload the video of “The Walker”…BUT:
- It sort of got screwed up and ended up being split into two videos.
- My phone isn’t letting me upload it.
- Anddddd you can hear me screaming like a maniac that just got let out of a mental institution.
So, here’s a few pics instead.
Also, I don’t wanna forget to shout out to the opening bands of the evening, too. Ivy Levan was beautiful and wonderful!
Here’s a pic from her Twitter:
And also a shout to Saints of Valory, who were also quite awesome…and nice guys. I’m not finding any official videos to post, but if you want to check out their new EP Possibilities that just came out yesterday, you can check it out here. I like “Long Time Coming.”
Check out this pic from their Facebook page where they’re representin’ the Burgh and our beautiful bridges!
- Video: Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker” (LIVE) (musicallyamusing.com)
YAY YAAAAAYYYYYYY for new Franz!!! Here are not one, but TWO new songs from the band’s upcoming album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action which will be released on August 27.
Okay, so “The Walker” is by FAR my favorite song off of Fitz and The Tantrums new album, More Than Just a Dream. It’s been playing on repeat in my car and earlier today I was JUST thinking, “Man, I NEED to see this song live!”
So, what happens? I go through my emails and lo and behold, here’s a video of them performing it LIVE!!!! AND, they are playing here in Pittsburgh on July 8th, so hopefully I will get to go and see it live and IN PERSON!!! Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!
Anyways, the band is performing tonight at 9:00pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Guitar Center Sessions.
Entertainment Weekly says:
“DirecTV’s original series Guitar Center Sessions has featured intimate live performances from some of the best names in rock, including Weezer, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Walsh, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Frampton, Switchfoot, Megadeth, Ben Folds Five and Jane’s Addiction. The latest band to step into the arena (or more accurately, onto the small indoor stage) is Fitz and The Tantrums. The LA neo-New wavers just dropped their new album More Than Just a Dream, but the highlight of their Guitar Center Sessions performance is the skronking “MoneyGrabber,” from their 2010 debut Pickin’ Up the Pieces.”
I do — however — have just one question. WTF is ‘skronking’?
- Interview with Fitz & The Tantrum’s Jeremy Ruzumna (greeblemonkey.com)
Graffiti On The Train Tracklisting:
1. We Share The Same Sun
2. Graffiti On The Train
3. Indian Summer
4. Take Me
6. Roll The Dice
7. Violins And Tambourines
8. Been Caught Cheating
9. In A Moment
10. No One’s Perfect
Released earlier this year in the U.K., Graffiti on the Train entered the U.K. charts at number 3 and has remained in the Top 20 ever since. Affirming that this is their best album in a decade, the album has quickly gone gold and is well on its way to platinum status.
Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe, Graffiti on the Train is the final piece in the puzzle for a newly refined and cinematic Stereophonics, a band that has London’s Sunday Times calling this album their “least conventional yet”, praising its “newfound lightness of touch” and confirming “the album contains Jones’s best work of his career.”
A storyteller first and foremost Kelly Jones unravels storylines and sketches characters with poetic finesse – inspired by the screenplay he has been working on of the same name, Graffiti On A Train is a fascinating, filmic LP unlike anything the group have attempted in the past. Loosely telling the story of two friends who flee the country after a tragic accident, the record is both reflective and surprisingly fragile.
We find Jones at the helm of all the videos from this album, which he has both written and directed including the first North American single, “Indian Summer.” Upon release in the U.K. earlier this year, “Indian Summer” marked the band’s 26th Top 40 hit on the U.K. charts.
As one of the best live bands imported from the U.K. in the last twenty years, North America will be treated to select tour dates and an Indian Summer to be remembered. At a recent U.K. show, John Earls of the Daily Star noted, “Girls sat on their boyfriends shoulders, Welsh flags were held aloft, beer was thrown everywhere and the singalongs kept coming.”
Having spanned decades of success selling over 9 million career albums and currently sitting at the top of U.K. album charts, this return to the other side of the pond is a tour not to be missed. Their North American tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 19 at the Theatre of Living Arts. See below for more tour dates.
Stereophonics North American Tour Dates
- September 19 Philadelphia – Theatre of Living Arts
- September 20 Boston – House of Blues
- September 21 New York – Terminal 5
- September 22 Washington DC – 9.30 Club
- September 27 Detroit – St Andrews Hall
- September 28 Chicago – Vic Theatre
- September 29 Minneapolis – Mill City Nights
- October 1 Denver – Bluebird Theatre
- October 4 Seattle – Showbox @ The Market
- October 5 Portland – Wonder Ballroom
- October 8 San Francisco – The Fillmore
- October 10 Los Angeles – Fonda Theatre
- October 13 Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Here’s one of my FAVORITE Stereophonics songs:
!!! have just released their fifth full length album THR!!!ER and are hitting the road starting today for a month long US tour. Guest vocalist Sonia Moore (of “2 Legit 2 Quit” fame) will not be joining, so the band is going to choose one fan per city to come up on stage and sing along.
Sing With Chk Contest – Note from the band:
Come on, admit it. You’ve dreamed about singing with !!!. Only a few of us have been able to live that dream but now you can too. We’re not bringing Sonia Moore, the singer from One Girl/One Boy, so we want you to come up and sing w/ us when we hit your town.
Upload a youtube video of you singing along or send an mp3 to firstname.lastname@example.org. No big deal, just you in front of the mirror singing into the hairbrush style will do. We’ll sift through the entries and holler at you if you’ve got what it takes. You’ll of course be judged on your vocal ability, but dance moves and star quality definitely help. If anything, it’s a free ticket for you and your bff for the show. No flakes, no egos, no drug problems.
Click HERE to download instrumental music and lyrics
US TOUR DATES
16 Cambridge, MA @The Sinclair *
17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
18 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
19 Durham, NC @ Motorco *
20 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
22 Atlanta, GA @ Earl %
23 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree %
24 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s %
25 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Outdoor Stage) %
26 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace %
27 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress ^
28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
29 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
30 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
31 Sacramento, CA @ Cesar Chavez Park
1 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre ^
3 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar ^
4 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club ^
7 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café *
8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge *
9 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
10 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
11 Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont *
12 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen *
13 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
14 Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom
15 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
25 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
31 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
- Listen: !!! – “One Girl/One Boy” (musicallyamusing.com)
- !!! (chk chk chk) Share New Single “One Girl/One Boy” (hangout.altsounds.com)