“If you like Fleetwood Mac, try Kopecky…intelligent and edgy.” – The New York Times
“Quickly fell in love. Kopecky’s sweet rock songs keep blooming into something irresistible.” –NPR
“Melodic three-minute blast with piercing guitar riffs and an adrenaline-pumped chorus.” – SPIN
On May 19, Kopecky will release their sophomore album Drug for the Modern Age via ATO Records. The band has just released a live video for their lead single “Quarterback.” Watch the video below. Singer Kelsey Kopecky says, “Having a new album on the horizon gives us fresh wind in our sails to play live. The new songs are fun and grooving. Our first single, ‘Quarterback,’ is just that – a song that tells a tale of the underdog getting the girl with a simple white lie. An anthem of sorts with a ‘love conquers all’ vibe.”
Kopecky’s new record, Drug for the Modern Age, takes the many shake-ups the band’s endured over the past few years and turns them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that’s intensely emotional and strangely exhilarating. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and Kopecky’s official store.
Formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band, the Nashville based group has had their music appear on a variety of hit television series including Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, and MTV’s Awkward to name a few. One of their new tracks “Real Life” was just featured on the most recent episode of the hit television show Nashville. They’ve also toured all over the world and have played at some of the largest music festivals including Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. This year they will be performing at SXSW.
Their upcoming release, Drug for the Modern Age, explores such life-altering events as the sudden loss of a loved one, divorce, and struggles with addiction, along with more joyful happenings like new love and marriage. “The album was written in this weird time of so much pain but also happiness, and that really informed the writing and recording,” says vocalist/guitarist Gabe Simon, who co-founded the group with vocalist/keyboardist Kelsey Kopecky in 2007. “Our goal was to talk about all these very serious things we were dealing with, but in a way that felt nothing like wallowing and more like standing triumphantly, or even dancing our way through it.”
In achieving that dynamic, Kopecky (whose lineup also includes guitarist Steven Holmes, bassist Corey Oxendine, cellist Markus Midkiff, and drummer David Krohn) offer moments of symphonic grandeur alongside edgy, electronic-leaning innovation. Meanwhile, their daringly intimate lyrics both unsettle and engage, asking questions and encouraging reflection on the part of the listener.
As on their 2012 debut Kids Raising Kids, Kopecky teamed up with Konrad Snyder, but this time around the band took a more slowed-down and deliberate approach. This allowed them to bring new level of sophistication and soulfulness to their songcraft.
Drug for the Modern Age serves up its share of intricately layered love songs as well, revealing Kopecky’s endless grace in merging sweetness and melancholy. With the band forever bound by their shared passion for purposeful songwriting, all that revelation and sometimes-painful truth-telling ultimately fulfills something central to Kopecky’s mission: a deeper and stronger connection with each person listening.
4/2 at Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA
4/3 at Musica in Akron, OH
4/10 at The Loft in Columbus, GA
4/11 at One Spark Festival in Jacksonville, FL
4/12 at Second Sunday in Macon, GA
4/16 at The Frequency in Madison, WI
4/17 at Redstone Room in Davenport, IA
4/18 at Off Broadway in St. Louis, MO
4/28 at Pour House in Charleston, SC
4/29 at Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA
5/4 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY
5/5 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY
5/8 at Artisphere in Greenville, SC
5/14 at Camp House in Chattanooga, TN
5/15 at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA
5/17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL
5/19 at Basement in Nashville, TN
5/22 at Live Oak in Fort Worth, TX
5/25 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA
5/26 at Echo Park in Los Angeles, CA
5/29 at Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA
5/31 at Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
6/1 at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ
6/4 at Wakarusa in Ozark, AR
7/26 at XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ
The End Times Tour Dates:
7/7/2015 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
7/9/2015 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/10/2015 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/11/2015 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
7/13/2015 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/15/2015 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/16/2015 Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
7/18/2015 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
7/19/2015 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
7/20/2015 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
7/22/2015 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
7/24/2015 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
7/25/2015 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26/2015 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
7/28/2015 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/29/2015 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/31/2015 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/1/2015 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
8/2/2015 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/4/2015 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/5/2015 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/7/2015 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/8/2015 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
“Pyramid was actually the first song we wrote together back in 2013 and has since existed in many forms. It was really the catalyst for Twin Caverns coming together and we are really excited to finally be able to share it with everyone” – Twin Caverns
“Pyramid” is the next single to come from Sydney electronic duo Twin Caverns (Louise Millar & Michael Macias), and is also the opening-track to their forthcoming debut EP.
Twin Caverns have a knack for creating chilled, daydream-like soundscapes, and “Pyramid” is proof of this yet again. Blends of delicate guitar riffs weave their way throughout Michael Macias’ intricately arranged layers of electronic beats, samples and percussion, cradled by the sounds of Louise Millar’s hauntingly beautiful voice, as she reveals an emotional tale of intimacy, frustration and the fragility of intertwining oneself with others.
Twin Caverns’ Glass Balloon EP will be available on on Wednesday, April 8th.
Listen: Twin Caverns – “Pyramid”
Listen / download: Louis Vivet – “Save Tonight” ft. Gavrielle & Nick Goldston (Win & Woo Remix)
Remember the original song “Save Tonight” from Eagle Eye Cherry? Well, here’s a pretty cool remix! Check it out and download if you like!
Listen + download: Gypsy & The Cat – “Lost Control”
Gypsy & The Cat are off in their studio world recording a new album right now, but have turned down the moogs and the mood lighting just long enough to let go of their first musical tease. Premiering on the trailblazing US-based blog Neon Gold, the new song “Lost Control” pays homage to a 90s french sound that originally birthed them as a band.
The contorted bass line of “Lost Control” comes as an provocative reminder of the musical journey of Gypsy & the Cat which includes tracks “Jona Vark”, “Time To Wander”, “Pipers Song”, “Sorry & Bloom”.
As for the video, Shah-Tayler explained that he is “huge fan of films such as Linklater’s Waking Life, David Lynch and the styles of Scanner Darkly and Sin City. We wanted to create a dreamlike quality through the ‘animation’ style of the video whilst still maintaining a dark sexuality reflecting the slightly creepy lyrics. It was a real collaboration between the director, editor and artist.”
The single and video eloquently sums up The Singularity’s manifesto and echoes the hedonistic attitude of the band. A Londoner relocated to LA, Julian’s catalog of music prolifically exceeds 300 songs, many of which have been featured in films and hit TV shows including Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and The Newsroom, while also turning up on broadcasts ranging from UK television’s Popstar to NBC Sports.
In 2014, Shah-Tayler won a Golden Trailer award for his work with Lana Del Ray on Disney’s Maleficent trailer. He also performed one of his songs in front of Bill Clinton, Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese for the Unite For Humanity charity at the Oscars.
Three of his songs were the “hits” for the focus band in the music movie Plush, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Lords Of Dogtown). Additionally, Shah-Tayler did all this while co-founding an LA charity called Art Angeles, teaching music to underprivileged kids in Watts.
Check out the latest video from The Offspring, “Coming For You”
|April 4, 2015||Tempe Beach Park||Tempe, AZ|
|April 25, 2015||Toyota Stadium||Dallas, TX|
|April 28, 2015||War Memorial Auditorium||Nashville, TN|
|May 3, 2015||Merriweather Post Pavilion||Columbia, MD|
|June 6, 2015||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre||Chicago, IL|
|July 30, 2015||The Pacific Amphitheater||Costa Mesa, CA|
|July 31, 2015||The Hollywood Palladium||Los Angeles, CA|
Grammy award winning Reggae superstar Shaggy, is showing no signs of slowing down or taking a break. Last year we saw Shaggy tour his album “Out of Many, One Music”, which received 2014 Grammy nomination for Reggae album of the year. Some may have asked, ‘What’s next for Shaggy’? Well, “I Need Your Love” is whats next. Released September 2014 “I Need Your Love”, featuring Mohombi, Faydee and Costi, immediately gained global notoriety with over 800,000 YouTube views in less than one week. Its no surprise that this single is currently in the Pop Top 40.
“I Need Your Love” is truly a global collaboration, featuring Afro-pop star Mohombi, Australian singer Faydee, Romanian producer Costi and Shaggy whose dancehall mix brings something extra special to the track. Currently playing on mainstream radio, “I Need Your Love” commanded over 750 spins in one week resulting in a 7 place jump from 46 to 39, entering Shaggy on the top 40 pop chart. This is Shaggy’s 9th hit on the billboard charts.
“The success of the single is not solely on me, I must thank my team as it is definitely a team effort to reach where we are right now. So much more to do but definitely pleased with the success” says Shaggy.
Shaggy recently premiered a video for a new single “Picture” featuring Melissa Musique, exclusively via the leading music identification app Shazam. While “I Need Your Love” continues to excel on social media, on the air waves, in the clubs and currently over 20 million views on YouTube, it is evident “I Need Your Love” will be a hit for 2015.