12/14/2017

Nicole Atkins Premieres New Video for Darkness Falls So Quiet Today + Tour Dates

Nicole Atkins Premieres New Video for
“Darkness Falls So Quiet” Via WFUV Today




Watch + Share Video Here

Touring in Support of Goodnight Rhonda Lee Continues In 2018
(tour dates below)
 

“A moving, intensely personal and wildly creative set that ranks as one of 2017’s finest works." - American Songwriter (4 out of 5 stars)

“Aching pop-soul bathed in the nostalgic warmth of another era… [with] imprints of Dusty Springfield or Carol King…” – Uncut (UK)

Nicole Atkins has released the video for her song “Darkness Falls So Quiet” today. The track appears on Atkins’ critically acclaimed fourth album Goodnight Rhonda Lee, which landed on several year-end lists for 2017, including American Songwriter, Exclaim! and more. Watch and share the video for “Darkness Falls So Quiet” here.

A vintage soul album inspired legendary artists like Dusty Springfield, Candi Staton, Loretta Lynn and Janis Joplin, Goodnight Rhonda Lee was recorded with Fort Worth, TX's Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).

“... artful craft, burnished not only by the symphonic production, but [Atkins’] Brill Building-style grasp of rich melody and sturdy structure.” - NPR First Listen

 “... stark, frank songwriting, which is underpinned with glorious soul music that evokes classic Stax and Chess recordings.” Drowned In Sound (8 out of 10)

Nicole also recently opened up to writer Jason Newman in Rolling Stone, crediting a hip-hop producer she met in rehab for pushing her into soul music. "One day, he's like, 'Play me your stuff.' He said, 'You're really good, but you need to stop fucking around with this indie-rock bullshit. You're a soul singer. Just do what you do.'"

Asked about the titular Rhonda Lee, which "started as my bowling alias, but became my drunken hag alias," Atkins, now sober, explained to Newman why she was ready to say "good night" to that character. "In my element, I could've been the best fucking thing you've ever seen where I'll get us a free limo ride to the party in Brooklyn and free drugs and then we'll go get steak and eggs in the morning, or I'll say horrible things to your wife," she says. "There was no telling."

“Opening at full tilt with ‘A Little Crazy’, a kohl-eyed Patsy Clineish tragic belter, Atkins’ fourth album sets a high bar. But she clears it with soulful, oddball, Jersey-girl-in-Nashville aplomb.” - Mojo (4 out of 5)

 “Channeling Dusty Springfield… sounds like the soundtrack to a long-lost Mad Men scene.” -NME

 “Goodnight Rhonda Lee may be [Nicole Atkins’] masterpiece... one of the year’s most original pop records." Nashville Scene

"Let's be clear, this fourth album is a masterpiece." - Rock & Folk (France; 4 out of 5)

Nicole Atkins Tour Dates
Dec 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
Dec 15 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
Dec 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Dec 22 – Houston, TX - Newport Folk Presents & The Suffers: With A Lil Help From My Friends
Jan 11 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
Jan 12, 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Jan 21 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Jan 25 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Jan 26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Jan 27 – Montclair, NJ – Outpost in the Burbs
Feb 25 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Feb 26 – Manchester, UK – The Castle
Feb 28 – Dublin, Ireland – The Soundhouse
Mar 2 – London, UK – Omeara
Mar 4 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
Mar 5 – Brighton, UK – Komedia Studio
April 21, 22- Charleston, SC – High Water Festival

For updates and ticket availability, please visit www.nicoleatkins.com/tour.
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Watch Cigarettes After Sex Play NPR 'Tiny Desk'

Watch Cigarettes After Sex Play NPR 'Tiny Desk' + New Carson Daly Performance Aired Last Night

Rough Trade's Top 10 Records Of The Year

Self Titled LP Out Now On Partisan Records
Photo Cred: Ebru Yildiz
WATCH & SHARE: Cigarettes After Sex - NPR 'Tiny Desk'
WATCH & SHARE: Cigarettes After Sex - Last Call With Carson Daly
"K." | "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby"
LISTEN & SHARE: Cigarettes After Sex - "Sweet"
LISTEN & SHARE: Cigarettes After Sex - "K."
LISTEN & SHARE: Cigarettes After Sex - "Apocalypse"
"The airy melody of the love song is soft yet strong, stringing together the messages of pain and memories of past relationships. With each lyric, the soft-spoken music group brings you back to that first moment of falling in love and the aftermath that follows behind it."
- Billboard

"Tender like your lover's hand wrapped around your ankle as he naps next to you on the couch; sad like that last fuck when you both know it's over; smutty because the private language between two is a code that keeps outsiders in the dark."
- Noisey

"Cigarettes After Sex's ambient single "K." feels almost like a slowed down and smeared '80s synth-pop cut."
- NPR (Listeners’ Pick for Favorite New Artists of 2017)

"Melancholic, androgynous pop noir set in smoke-filled darkness"
-Rolling Stone

"Cigarettes After Sex are the calm we all need right now...a sonic swirl of dopamine and serotonin posing as a four-piece band." 
-Paste Magazine

"'K.' is a bleary, understated guitar reverie that (gently) impacts like a liquid mix of the Clientele and Red House Painters." 
-Stereogum

"Hypnotic Brooklyn based Cigarettes After Sex are moody as anything. Attend this show with your festival crush and the smooches will happen almost instantly."
-NME
Cigarettes After Sex released their NPR Tiny Desk session today. When talking about the session NPR's Bob Boilen says, "In addition to minimal music, the words to these songs are stripped to their essence and it's that directness and lack of mystery I find attractive. It makes each note and each word seem to count for more than they might otherwise." Earlier this year, NPR listeners voted the band as one of their Favorite New Artists of 2017. They were also featured on last night's episode of Last Call with Carson Daly, performing "K." and "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby."

Following a completely sold out North American run this past fall, Cigarettes After Sex recently announced a 2018 tour that begins on March 23rd in Austin, TX and includes stops at Brooklyn Steel and the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in LA. Their debut LP ranked #6 on Rough Trade's Top Albums of 2017, and The Guardian included "Apocalypse" in their Top Songs of 2017. "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" was featured on the Emmy-winning TV show "The Handmaid's Tale". Legendary French singer Francoise Hardy called the band her new favorite on Talkhouse. Cigarettes After Sex has also been featured in NoiseyV MagazineInterview Magazine

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX WORLD TOUR:
Dec 13 - Brazil, Sao Paulo - Cine Joia
Dec 15 - Argentina, Buenos Aires - Bue Festival
Dec 16 - Chile, Santiago - En Orbita
Dec 28-31 - Australia, New South Wales - Lost Paradise
Dec. 31 - New Zealand, Wanaka - Rhythm & Alps
Jan 3 - Australia, Sydney - Max Watts
Jan 4 - Australia, Brisbane - The Zoo SOLD OUT
Jan 6 - Australia, Melbourne - Corner Hotel SOLD OUT
Jan 7 - Australia, Melbourne - Corner Hotel SOLD OUT
Jan 26 - Mexico, Guadalajara - C3 Stage
Jan 27 - Mexico, Mexico City - Fronton Mexico

U.S. Tour Dates:
Mar 23, 2018 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Mar 24, 2018 - Houston, TX - In Bloom
Mar 27, 2018 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Mar 28, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Mar 29, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
Mar 31, 2018 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theatre
Apr 2, 2018 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Apr 3, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Apr 5, 2018 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Apr 6, 2018 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Apr 7, 2018 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Apr 9, 2018 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Apr 11, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
Apr 14, 2018 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Apr 17, 2018 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge
Apr 18, 2018 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Apr 20, 2018 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Apr 21, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Apr 23, 2018 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
Apr 24, 2018 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Apr 26, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Apr 27, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel
Apr 30, 2018 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
May 1, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren

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OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PoWoW LEADER SNOOP DOGG + SPECIAL GUESTS

OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 
PoWoW LEADER SNOOP DOGG + SPECIAL GUESTS

LIL DICKY, SMINO, $KI MASK THE SLUMP GOD, 
NoMBe & MORE ADDED TO LINEUP

FOUR DAYS OF MUSIC, ART, CAMPING, 
FOOD, WELLNESS & WORKSHOPS 
AT SUNSHINE GROVE IN OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST TO SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH


Okeechobee, FL. (December 13th, 2017) -- Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is proud to announce via Billboard the leader of 2018's PoWoW lineup, which delivers once-in-a-lifetime musical moments each year. This time around, Snoop Dogg is set to perform with an array of special guests that will span the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. Other newly announced artist additions to the 2018 lineup include Lil Dicky, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, $ki Mask The Slump God, The Funky Meters, Smino, NoMBe, Berhana, Liquid Stranger, Opiuo, Chet Porter, Doreloe, Squnto B2B Boogie T, Thriftworks, Subtronics B2B Dirt Monkey, Johnny Oz, Viniloversus, Pearl and The Oysters, Vandana, Sky White Tiger, and Kamalata. Stay tuned for more additions to come, including the Jungle 51 lineup which will feature three nights of otherworldly techno and house beats during OMF 2018. 

Festival passes are available now at http://www.okeechobeefest.com/tickets. Tier 1 ticket prices will end this Friday at 11:59pm. Visit the site for vehicle parking and camping details.




As Okeechobee Fest enters its third year on the heels of two sold out festivals, it has quickly grown to be the largest independent festival in the Southeast and the first major destination of the festival season. By blending the world-class lineups and amenities of mainstream events with the sensibility and community-oriented approach of independent festivals, OMF is designing the festival of the future.

Located in the heart of Florida, sitting between Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Sunshine Grove spans across 800-acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands.  The diverse, multi-genre festival celebrates the start of Spring with both world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations, yoga, meditation, local culinary treats and more.

In addition to The Grove - the expansive tropical wooded venue for musical performances on OMF's Be, Here, Now stages, OMF continues to set itself apart with its signature areas like Aquachobee- an all day beachside music and swimming oasis, Jungle51- an after hours techno party deep in the jungle, and ChobeeWobee Village- the cultural and artistic epicenter of the OMF experience filled with treasures and delights around each and every corner.

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Hundred Waters share "Wave To Anchor" video

LA-based trio Hundred Waters have shared a buoyant video clip for "Wave To Anchor," a particularly effusive and ebullient track from their recently released full length Communicating. The video was directed by Allie Avital (Chairlift, Moses Sumney) and shot entirely on location in Bulgaria with a cadre of local dancers, sheep, and bystanders on hand to augment vocalist Nicole Miglis's exuberant performance.
 

 
Last week the band debuted a new custom-designed lighting rig called 'Array'. Crafted by esteemed production artist Timeboy (who was behind Flying Lotus' 3D live show), the rig is a hand built grid of two-sided discs that alternate between projection screen and mirrored surface, creating a veritable kaleidoscope of projected images and reflected light.  Footage from their show at the El Rey in Los Angeles, featuring 'Array' can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ffCPf21lhJ4


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The National to Curate Inaugural Hometown Festival

The National to Curate Inaugural Hometown Festival

Homecoming
in Association with MusicNOW

April 28 & 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH

Passes on Sale Friday, December 15




The National are proud to announce the inaugural festival 'Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW,' taking place April 28 & 29 in the band's hometown of Cincinnati. Curated by The National, the event will feature over 20 artists across two stages at Smale Park, in addition to venues throughout the city. The National will perform two completely different shows over two evenings.   
 
The festival will also feature special guests, city-wide exhibitions, surprises and more starting the evening of Friday, Apr. 27. Weekend passes go on sale tomorrow, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. Eastern at NTLhomecoming.com.
 
Today, the band have also released a music video for the title track off their GRAMMY®-nominated album, Sleep Well Beast. The music video is the fifth directed by Casey Reas, with Graham MacIndoe, for the album. "The layers of intense use of color and vibrant photography create a haunting and visually stunning video for the track," said Billboard. Sleep Well Beast has also received a nomination for Best Recording Package by designers Luke Hayman and Andrea Trabucco-Campos of Pentagram

The National have just wrapped their 2017 world tour with more 2018 tour dates to be announced soon.


Praise for Sleep Well Beast
"On their first album since scoring a Grammy nomination four years ago, The National have mastered their own sound, a brooding tunefulness they've streamlined into their prettiest batch of songs in a career of constantly topping themselves."
- Consequence of Sound (50 Best Albums of 2017)

"It's the rare album that's both of the moment and timeless."
- USA Today (10 Best Albums of 2017)

"It's a rock record that rages against our freakish cultural moment not by sloganeering but by turning inward, circling wagons, taking stock of beauty and love and gathering strength for what lies ahead."
- Rolling Stone (50 Best Albums of 2017)

"Sleep Well Beast highlights the National's penchant for magnifying insular conflicts into something a lot of us can relate to in that moment, a record detailing marital struggles and familial bonds during what feels like the end of the world."
- Stereogum (50 Best Albums of 2017)

"An hour-long odyssey into the darkness of our times, both political and personal, Sleep Well Beast is quietly, gorgeously insinuating, from the Leonard Cohen-esque "Nobody Else Will Be There" to the electronic thrum that drives the incredible title track."
- AV Club (20 Best Albums of 2017)

"This album, so full of anger and fear and cautious hope for the future, is an exquisitely unpredictable animal."
- UPROXX (50 Best Albums of 2017)

"Between the swaggering rock of the first half and the roving electronic ballads of the second, Sleep Well Beast shows The National is a band that only gets bolder with age."
- Digital Trends (50 Best Albums of 2017)


2018 Tour Dates
01/20 -- Las Vegas, NV -- The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
01/23 -- Mexico City, MX -- Pepsi Center WTC
04/28 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW at Smale Park & beyond
04/29 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW at Smale Park & beyond

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BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, FAKE SUGAR

BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, FAKE SUGAR
 
Tickets Go On Sale This Friday, December 15
 
North American Run Kicks Off  March 7 In Little Rock, AR And Includes March 14 Show At NYC's Brooklyn Steel And March 23 Concert
At The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles
 


Beth Ditto   Photo Credit: Mary McCartney
 
Beth Ditto - hailed by NPR as the "force-of-nature performer best known for fronting the pop-punk group Gossip" - will kick off her first tour of 2018 in her home state of Arkansas, performing at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock on March 7. The North American run includes shows at New York's Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 15, at 10:00 AM local time. See below for itinerary or visit www.bethditto.com.
 
 
In a four-star live review The Guardian said, "
Ditto has said this is her southern record, and opener Oh My God kicks in with a funk-rock beat as she channels the mid-80s power vocals of Bonnie Tyler, complete with a front-of-stage electric fan to give her the perfect windswept look. On In and Out and Fake Sugar, she closes her eyes and draws out the tender trill in her voice, giving her the air of a heartbroken Nashville queen. And like Dolly Parton, Ditto alternates between infectiously warm, wisecracking comic and soul-baring torch singer."  
 
            She was recently interviewed by Debbie Harry for Elle UK's "Wonder Women" issue, which features Ditto on the cover. Check out their lively conversation, which touches on touring, punk and politics, HERE.
 
The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugarin its round-up of "The Best Music of 2017" and observed, "Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity...Beth Ditto delivers." The New York Times praised Ditto as a"powerhouse singer" and noted that the songs from her 2017 solo debut album, Fake Sugar (Virgin Records), "have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger." Paper christened Ditto "rock's homecoming queen" while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its "Picks," observing, "Whether it's a glittering stomper ('Oo La La') or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout..."New York Magazine said, "Ditto feels like the kind of rock star born to dominate this political era and on tracks like 'Fire,' she makes it clear that she is not here to mess around."
 
The official video for "Fire," which has nearly two million views, can be seen HERE. Other clips include "We Could Run" and the animated lyric video for "In And Out."
 

In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs and appeared in the Oscar-nominated Nocturnal Animals and the forthcoming Gus Van Sant film, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot.

 
Beth Ditto - 2018 North American Tour Dates
 
3/7 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
3/8 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
3/10 - Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
3/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
3/15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
3/16 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
3/17 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
3/19 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
3/24 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
3/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/28 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
3/29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox

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12/12/2017

Johanna Warren Shares "Here To Tell" Video, New Album "Gemini II" Out February 16

JOHANNA WARREN SHARES "HERE TO TELL" VIDEO

NEW ALBUM GEMINI II OUT FEBRUARY 16

Photo credit: Marlee Meghan Banta


Johanna Warren shared the video for her new single "Here To Tell" today. The video depicts the Portland songwriter's lyrics, which she describes as "the story of an interdimensional being who visits a young man in his sleep and takes him on a journey through the history of life on Earth, bestowing him with wisdom to help save humanity."Uproxx, who premiered the clip, say, "In the clip, a wild cast of characters float in and out of a dream world that seems to be accessed Narnia-style through a magic mirror."

"Here To Tell" will appear on Johanna Warren's new album Gemini II, which is due out February 16 on her own Spirit House Records. NPR praised "Here To Tell" for "captur[ing] the spirit that animates much of Warren's music and philosophy - an enduring belief that we can be better, despite the hurt and despair we put each other and ourselves through.Stereogum named it their #1 Best Song of the Week, saying, "'Here To Tell' starts melancholic but winds up being transportive. Initially, it sounds haunting. But by the end, you feel cleansed."

Gemini II will be released on vinyl as a double LP with Warren's 2016 record Gemini I. The LP is available for pre-order here

 
Johanna Warren - Gemini II
Spirit House - February 16
1. Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me
2. Say You Do
4. Cause Or Effect
5. inreverse
6. Boundaries
7. Cleansed By Fire
8. Mine To Take
9. Was It Heaven

When asked what motivates her to make music, Johanna Warren responds immediately: "Music is vibration; it's a direct way to affect matter. A song is a way to journey into places of discord and then resolve back into harmony." The Portland songwriter/multi-instrumentalist constructs complex, gossamer folk compositions that draw from the richness of the human experience and her own unique flavor of mysticism. Her 2015 sophomore album, numun, found its way on to several notable year end lists and ledRolling Stone to name her a "Songwriter You Need to Know." In 2016 she founded Spirit House Records, a radically artist-friendly label for witches, healers and free spirits.

Last year, Warren also released Gemini I, the first of a pair of conceptually connected albums written and recorded in the throes of a rocky romantic relationship with another artist. "All the songs on both records are about a complicated three-year relationship with a Gemini man," she says. "It was very much a 'twin flame' situation. We were working with bright light and intense shadow." As a way to process this emotional chaos, Warren began to write in earnest as a form of self-therapy. Eschewing the more abstract lyricism of her earlier work, she began to create a suite of confessional songs about the blessing and the curse of romantic love.

The albums that resulted, Gemini I and Gemini II, are moody, bewitching records packed with layers of occult symbolism and personal mythology. Every song on Gemini I has a corresponding "twin" on II, linked by melodic motifs, lyrical content or production choices. Rather than the DIY recording setups that Warren and engineer/producer Bella Blasko had used previously, the Geminis were tracked at Dreamland studios in upstate New York. There, equipped with a sudden wealth of instruments and more sophisticated technology, Warren who arranges and play nearly everything on her records, felt free to explore. This spirit of experimentation is evident on the records. The songs retain the hushed warmth of previous releases Fates and numun, while expanding Warren's sonic landscape in all directions.


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MGMT Release Video For New Album Track "When You Die"

MGMT logo 

MGMT RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW ALBUM TRACK
"WHEN YOU DIE"

VIDEO FEATURES GLOOBY: AN INNOVATIVE AI TECHNOLOGY

Track and Video out Today, December 12th

Directed by: Mike Burakoff and Hallie Cooper-Novack
Full Credits Below

MGMT have released "When You Die," the second song from the forthcoming Little Dark Age, due out in 2018. The song was released alongside a video starring actor Alex Karpovsky.  The video premiered via New Yorker, who described it as "mystical and dreamlike, a slice of life as it unravels." Watch the video HERE.

Directed by Mike Burakoff and Hallie Cooper-Novack, the video takes a darkly humorous and ultimately horrifying approach to the question of life after life. Famed French singer, S├ębastien Tellier, lends his silky smooth laugh to the track, as Karpovsky moves through cycles of life, death and rebirth, and the story starts feeding back onto itself. Emotions and memories smear both forward and backwards, as pieces of the scenery of his final moments of life become the textures of his forever-looped eternity.

The video utilizes an amalgamation of AI Style Transfer technology techniques, making use of artificial neural networks to impose the stylistic qualities of an image onto video footage.  The end result is an eerily familiar, dreamlike interpretation. The effect can appear beautiful at some times and horrific at others.Mike Burakoff and collaborator Jamie Dutcher (collectively known as King Drippa) developed their own software, nicknamed Glooby, to harness the power of Style Transfer for the production pipeline.  

Earlier this year, MGMT released the title track for their upcoming album with the single "Little Dark Age" accompanied by a shadowy, cinematic music video featuring sinister and surreal vignettes of members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser dressed in flamboyant gothic attire, stalked by the figure of Death. Watch HERE.

The group's fourth album is due to be released in early 2018 and was produced by MGMT, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift, Kelela, Blood Orange), and long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tame Impala). Earlier this year the band announced via Twitter their new album would be titled Little Dark Age, later releasing in-studio visuals and snippets of music via Instagram. MGMT has incorporated songs from the upcoming release into their live show at festivals across North America throughout 2017.

Formed in 2002, MGMT released their influential, Grammy-nominated, debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2007. This was followed by 2010's Congratulations and 2013's self-titled albumMGMT


The group's fourth album is due to be released in early 2018 and was produced by MGMT, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift, Kelela, Blood Orange), and long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tame Impala). Earlier this year the band announced via Twitter their new album would be titled Little Dark Age, later releasing in-studio visuals and snippets of music via Instagram. MGMT has incorporated songs from the upcoming release into their live show at festivals across North America throughout 2017.

Formed in 2002, MGMT released their influential, Grammy-nominated, debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2007. This was followed by 2010's Congratulations and 2013's self-titled albumMGMT.

Photo: Brad Elterman / Glooby: Jamie Dutcher

Video Credits:
Directors: Mike Burakoff & Hallie Cooper-Novack
VFX Supervisor: Jamie Dutcher
Starring: Alex Karpovsky & Lucy Kaminsky
Producers: Lucia Pier & Jamie Dutcher
Executive Producers: Adam Kurland & Matt Wyatt
DP: Steven Breckon
Editor: Max Goldblatt
Logo Design: Benjy Brooke
Production Companies: King Drippa + Daughter & Sons

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Screaming Females Debuts Marissa Paternoster and Laura Veirs “Deeply” Video w/ She Shreds + Nat'l Tour + LP Out 2/23

Screaming Females

She Shreds Debuts Intimate “Deeply” Video
Performed By Marissa Paternoster and Laura Veirs,
Recorded w/ The Thermals’ Hutch Harris

Spring 2018 Tour Dates 

Seventh Studio Album All At Once 
Out February 23 on Don Giovanni Records



Photo Credit: Grace Winter

“Singer-guitarist Marissa Paternoster [punctuates] the New Jersey trio's Sabbath-style thunder with lightning-quick solos that Eddie Van Halen wouldn't be mad at.” – Rolling Stone

“..for all its DIY roots, every minute feels huge. This is basement punk writ arena-sized.” – NPR, First Listen

"Screaming Females have carved out their own corner in this century's take on guitar rock." Pitchfork

“How a bunch of Jersey punks spent a decade becoming indie rock's last guitar heroes.” – SPIN, Cover Story

“Screaming Females are almost the Wes Anderson of rock at this point.” – AV Club

 
New Jersey DIY-punk luminaries Screaming Females will release their blistering seventh studio album All At OnceFebruary 23, 2018 on Don Giovanni Records. The band recently shared album cut “Deeply” with a lyric video that showcased a glimpse into front person Marissa Paternoster’s artistic prowess. Marissa and Laura Veirs recently came together at the home studio of The Thermals’ Hutch Harris to collaborate and record the new “Deeply” live video which premiered with She Shreds today. Marissa Paternoster and Laura Veirs “Deeply” Video is available to post/share HERE.
 

The band announced All At Once with Rolling Stone, who also debuted the video for album cut “Glass House” directed by Kate Sweeney. The expectations that surround being in a band have changed a lot since Screaming Females started up in 2005. All At Once is a reminder there's a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. The band collaborated with producer Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon), setting out to make an album in the spirit of a salon-style gallery show, where larger pieces provide an eye-level focal point to a galaxy of smaller works. Concision took a back-seat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live performances.

All At Once release will be made available in various formats including Digital, CD, Double-LP vinyl with a Limited Edition 7” and a Deluxe Limited Edition LPx3 with the 7” and an exclusive bonus LP of album demos. The three-piece has a slew of Spring 2018 tour dates. See full list of here or below & be sure to catch them live in a city near you!

All At Once Is Available For Pre-Order HERE

Screaming Females Tour Dates 

2/22/18: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (w/ Teenage Halloween)
2/23/18: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (w/ Snakeskin)
2/24/18: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (w/ Spowder)
3/2/18:  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
3/3/18:  Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
3/4/18: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St 
3/5/18: Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
3/6/18: Nashville, TN @ The End
3/7/18: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
3/8/18: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
3/9/18:  St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
3/10/18: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/11/18: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
3/12/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project
3/13/18:Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
3/14/18:  Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
3/15/18: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
3/16/18: Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
4/4/18: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *%
4/5/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer  *%
4/6/18:  Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel *%
4/7/18: Hamden, CT @ The Space *%
4/8/18: Providence, RI  @ AS220  *%
4/9/18: Rollinsford, NH @ Sue's  *%
4/10/18: Portland, ME @ SPACE - *%
4/11/18: Easthampton, MA  @ Flywheel *%
4/12/18:  Ithaca, NY@ The Haunt *%
4/13/18: Detroit, MI @ El Club *%
4/14/18: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *%
4/15/18: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *%
4/16/18: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *%
4/17/18: Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly *%
4/18/18: Tallahassee, FL @ TBA %
4/19/18: Pensacola, FL @ City Arts Center %
4/20/18: New Orleans, LA @ TBA %
4/21/18: Austin, TX @ Barracuda %
4/22/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada %
4/23/18: Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
4/24/18: Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos

* = w/ Thou
% = w/ HIRS

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Xenia Rubinos Releases New Track with Sammus & Olga Bell

XENIA RUBINOS
RELEASES COLLAB TRACK WITH SAMMUS & OLGA BELL
Touring With Tune-Yards
Photo Credit: Max Schiano
In their most recent review of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xenia Rubinos, Pitchfork called the genre blending Brooklynite “a unique presence with a sharp ability to make pressing issues about identity and society into funky, exhilarating music.”

Now Rubinos is flexing her studio muscles in a brand new collaborative track. Spurred by an invitation from Tune-yards’ Merrill Garbus to collaborate with other female artists for Garbus’ Red Bull radio show C.L.A.W, a monthly guide to new music by female-identifying artists. 

“Levitating” is the first work from the almost unfairly gifted trio of Xenia Rubinos, Olga Bell and Sammus. Over a sultry Olga Bell instrumental, MC Sammus reflects on the privileges and responsibilities that come with being part of a progressive movement before the beat switches up mid-track and Xenia responds bilingually with her own rhyme. The joy is palpable. 

Check out “Levitating" featuring Xenia Rubinos, Olga Bell and Sammus here.

And catch Xenia Rubinos live this Spring supporting Tune-Yards on tour!

“Once Xenia Rubinos begins to sing, nothing else matters” - DIY
 
LIVE DATES
1/27           New York, NY        Ecstatic Music Fest
3/6             Toronto, ON          Danforth Music Hall*
3/7             Montreal, QC         Corona Theatre*
3/8             Boston, MA            Royale*
3/9             New York, NY        Brooklyn Steel*
*supporting Tune-Yards

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