I did an interview with:
Joanna Newsom (2003)
The Von Bondies (2003)
And later with:
The Pleased (2004)
Har Mar Superstar (2004)
The Dirtbombs (2004)
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NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NEW ALBUMCHASING YESTERDAY OUT MARCH 3RD
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES KICK OFF ON IN MAY
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 22, 2015 - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release their second album entitled Chasing Yesterday on March 3rd via Sour Mash Records. The album will be available on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl, and digitally and can be pre-ordered on Noel's website, iTunes, andAmazon. Click HERE to hear the Johnny Mar assisted track "Ballad Of The Mighty I" and HERE for the albums single "In The Heat Of The Moment."
Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. It's the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock'n'roll and even some space jazz (!) - whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. On producing the album, Noel said:
"It was a major pain in the arse. It's not that I've ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: 'right, what are we doing today?' I was making the whole thing up as I went along."
Earlier this week Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds announced their return to North America with tour dates kicking off on May 3rd in Toronto and continuing through to their June 7th date at Governor's Ball in New York City. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, January 23 with an exclusive fan pre-sale on January 21 on Noel's website. Tickets can be purchased at HERE where fans will also have the option of adding on the Deluxe CD or Deluxe Vinyl of Chasing Yesterday (out March 3) to their purchase which has 4 additional bonus tracks including live favorite, "Freaky Teeth" and a remix of new single "In The Heat Of The Moment." See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds North American Tour Dates:
May 3rd Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 10th New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
May 13th Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 14th Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
May 16th San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's Concert By The Bay
May 18th San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
May 20th Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
May 22nd Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 29th Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
May 30th Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 31st Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
June 2nd Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 4th Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theater
June 6th Boston, MA @ Opera House
June 7th New York, NY @ Governor's Ball Festival
Chasing Yesterday Tracklist:
02. In The Heat Of The Moment
03. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
04. Lock All The Doors
05. The Dying Of The Light
06. The Right Stuff
07. While The Song Remains The Same
08. The Mexican
09. You Know We Can't Go Back
10. Ballad Of The Mighty I
Credit: Lawrence Watson
Lydia Loveless rocks her own documentary from
Color Me Obsessed director Gorman Bechard
Filmmaker Gorman Bechard, who has chronicled three of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll with documentaries about The Replacements, Archers of Loaf, and Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart is turning his camera towards the future with his next film, WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?
The feature-length documentary will follow Lydia Loveless and her band into the studio as they lay down tracks for their forthcoming record. Along with live performances shot specifically for the film and extensive interviews with Loveless and her band it will visit places integral to her musical development, delve into the realities of a working musician on the brink of major success, and answer the question: Who Is Lydia Loveless?
"Lydia is the future of rock and roll," director Bechard explains. "She straps you onto an emotional roller coaster of love, lust, drunken mistakes, a little stalking, a lot of heartbreak, and you're left breathless, stunned, happy to have taken the ride."
Music journalists from SPIN to Rolling Stone have likewise raved, with her last album SOMEWHERE ELSE finding its way onto many of 2014's Best Album lists.
"I'm excited to work with Gorman," says Loveless. "He's very passionate about music and about the true meaning and spirit of rock and roll."
Bechard's three previous music docs have all won critical praise. Rolling Stone called COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS one of "The Seven Best New Music Documentaries of the Year." The Seattle Times raved about the "raw power and mesmerizing hooks" in his Archers of Loaf concert film WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? While EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART was labeled "beautifully sad" by The Village Voice.
WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS? will be funded via a KickStarter campaign that runs through March 18th. The KickStarter campaign can be found at www.WhoIsLydiaLoveless.comFilming is slated for spring and summer 2015, with a premiere planned for 2016.
For more information please visit: www.WhatWereWeThinkingFilms.com
Or email any requests to: WhoIsLydiaLovelessMOVIE@gmail.com
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