11/21/2014

LEIGHTON MEESTER’S ANNOUNCES HOTEL CAFÉ RESIDENCY

LEIGHTON MEESTER ANNOUNCES HOTEL CAFÉ RESIDENCY IN LOS ANGELES

“Sensitive and vulnerable.”- ELLE
“Heartstrings is a mixture of noir-y indie rock, anthemic folk-pop and Beach Boys-esque balladry.”- Made Man
“In the style of ethereal singer-songwriters such as Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell…”-Billboard
"A super sweet indie dream pop album."-Nylon Magazine

(November 21, 2014)- Leighton Meester’s debut album entitled, Heartstrings, a dreamy singer-songwriter narrative of guarded love, irony and heartache was released everywhere on October 28. In support of the record’s release, Leighton will be headlining three nights at Los Angeles’ Hotel Café throughout the month of January. Dates and purchase links can be found below.

Known primarily as an actress for her roles in such projects as Gossip Girl, Country Strong, and the recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway, Leighton Meester is excited to share her passion for music with the release of Heartstrings. Written by Meester and produced by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow, Augustana), the nine-song album bares the influence of such artists as Stevie Nicks, Tori Amos, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. "I wrote Heartstrings as a process of relief, and working with Jeff allowed the songs themselves to grow as much as they could, which was considerable,” says Leighton. “Our approach was to flesh out the atmosphere around the feeling of each song with preproduction and then added the spontaneity of a live room for recording."

Heartstrings is available everywhere Hotly Wanting Records. Purchase the album on iTunes now:http://smarturl.it/LMheartstrings

Leighton Meester @ Hotel Café


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Irontom Reveal New Video with a Charlie Sheen Surprise

New Video “The Minista” from Irontom Stuns with Surrealism and a Surprise
from Charlie Sheen



Watch + Share the Video which premiered on Rolling Stone & Download and Share the Free Track

Irontom to Perform in Los Angeles on December 3rd at The Roxy

“It’s like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles had a baby, and it was raised by wolves.”
– Charlie Sheen

“Irontom is as serious as a sledgehammer, and its riffs land like one.” – Buzzbands.LA

Premiering with more of a yell than a whisper, Los Angeles based five piece Irontom are here to turn the rock scene on its head. Their lead single “The Minista” is proof of this mission. Today the official music video for the single was unmasked on Rolling Stone and as a bonus the band is offering a free download of the track on their website.

The music video for this single is one that begs to be watched over and over again. Irontom drew inspiration from a 1970’s Rothschild family party in Los Angeles and the visuals in the video also pull heavily from the likes of Dali and Magritte. Working with one of the best make-up artists in Hollywood, David LeRoy Anderson, Irontom were able to create a visually stunning companion to one of the most fun songs you’ll hear this fall. Of course, the eye-catching makeup, dazzling costumes, and surprise cameo by the one and only Charlie Sheen also contribute to its impact.

Irontom is made up of Harry Hayes on lead vocals, Zach Irons on guitar, Dane Sandborg on bass, Daniel Saslow on the keys, and Dylan Williams on drums. While their music is a good preview of what to expect from these newcomers, to get the full Irontom experience Harry Hayes insists that you have to “experience the band on a concert stage” where he employs dance moves even funkier than those showcased in this music video.

Sheen and Anderson aren’t the only heavyweights in the ring for Irontom. This single, as well as their next two, are all produced by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jack Irons of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam. And no, it’s not a coincidence that the producer and the guitar player have the same last name. They’re father and son. Zach says, "My dad and I have been playing together since I was a young kid. It makes perfect sense for us to collaborate. Musically, we have a perfect understanding of each other.”

Be on the look out for more Irontom songs to be revealed shortly.

Upcoming Tour Dates

12/3/14 in Los Angeles, California at The Roxy (with Jamie T)



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11/20/2014

Noise Pop 2015 Initial Lineup - Caribou, Dan Deacon, Slow Magic

We are proud to announce the first leg of the music lineup of the 23rd annual Noise Pop Festival. From February 20–March 1, Noise Pop will take over the San Francisco Bay Area. Headliners include CaribouDan DeaconThe ChurchSlow MagicGiraffage and more. This is the first of many artist announcements, with more info coming in the next few months. Early Bird and Super Fan badges are on sale now. Individual show tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 21st at 12pm PST. #NP15





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Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5 Announces Next Round of Participants

Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5 Announces Next Round of Participants
Adds Members of St.Lucia, Mutilation Rites, & Late Night With Seth Meyers' 8G Band


Joining Members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Drive Like Jehu, Dismemberment Plan, Beverly, Parquet Courts, Antony and the Johnsons, Gomez, Sebadoh, Au Revoir Simone, TEEN, and Jukebox the Ghost

MC'd by Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav
Saturday, December 6th
Baby's All Right // 9 PM

All Proceeds Donated to Harmony Program

Tickets Available Here

 
On December 6th at Baby's All Right, twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00am. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.

The twenty-five musicians included in this experiment are selected in an attempt to represent a wide variety of musical styles. This event intends to bring together many facets of New York's music community that may seem incompatible as well as musicians whose interests may conflict. The challenge for these musicians is to try to work together to create a unified group project that still contains the personal styles of each of the participants.

All proceeds from the door, merch, and raffle go to a local charity. This year's charity is Harmony Program, a non-profit organization that brings after school music programs to communities with limited access to instrumental music education. Raffle prizes include...2 Delta Air Lines Domestic Flights, 2 SXSW Music Festival Wristbands, 2 Bonnaroo Tickets, Baby's All Right Gift Package, 3 $100 Three Kings Tattoo Gift Certificates, $50 Nitehawk Cinema Gift Certificate, 2 $50 Gutter Gift Certificates, Brooklyn Boulders Guest Passes, Videology Gift Package, $100 Allswell Gift Certificate, $75 Marlow & Sons Gift Certificate, $60 Paulie Gee's Gift Certificate, $50 Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. Gift Certificate, $25 Five Leaves Gift Certificate, $10 OddFellows Ice Cream Co. Gift Certificate, 4 $50 The Levee Gift Certificates, $50 Soft Spot Gift Certificate, $50 Kilo Bravo Gift Certificate, $50 Old Stanley's Gift Certificate, The Gibson Gift Certificate, 60+ pieces of vinyl (from Matador, XL, 4AD, Rough Trade, Warp, Mom+Pop, Mick Management, Partisan, Frenchkiss, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, Secretly Canadian, Daptone, Domino, Captured Tracks), Books from W.W. Norton, & Coat of Arms Gift Package...and more.
 
Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons)
Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone)
Carter Yatsutake (Bad Credit No Credit / Midnight Magic)
Drew Citron (Beverly)
Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles)
Josh Sinton (Darcy James Argue's Secret Society / Ideal Bread / Nate Wooley Quintet)
Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan)
Rick Froberg (Drive Like Jehu / Hot Snakes / Obits)
Mauro Refosco (Forro In the Dark / David Byrne's Band)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Jesse Kristin (Jukebox the Ghost)
Ryan Jones (Mutilation Rites)
Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts)
Bob D'Amico (Sebadoh / Fiery Furnaces)
Eli Janney (Seth Meyers 8G Band / Girls Against Boys)
Maggie Carson (Spirit Family Reunion)
Ross Clark (St. Lucia)
Teeny Lieberson (TEEN)
Rob Pallotta (Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond)
Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Drums & Drones)

MC'd by Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav)
Purchase Tickets to BK RL 5

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The Church Confirmed For Noise Pop Festival In San Francisco

 
 
THE CHURCH ANNOUNCE 2015
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 
 
NEW ALBUM FURTHER/DEEPER OUT ON FEBRUARY 3rd IN NORTH AMERICA
 
 

Confirmed Performance At Noise Pop Festival In San Francisco On February 26th 

 

 
Listen To “Vanishing Man” Here:

November 20, 2014 - The Church will return to North America in early 2015 to tour in support of their forthcoming new album Further/Deeper.  The tour will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 21st and run straight into SXSW.  The Church will be performing at SXSW along with sitting for a very special interview at the convention.  They have also confirmed a performance at next year's Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco on February 26th.
 
Tickets for all shows go on sale this week.  Log on to: http://thechurchband.net/ for the most up to date ticket information.
 
After over three decades of making music in various formats, lineups, places and cognitive states, this is a band who have committed, even succumbed, to exploring unchartered sonic territories. The next chapter comes in the form of new music, a new band member and a chance for that to be shared with old fans and new ones through the release of The Church’s 25th studio album titled Further/Deeper, which will be released in North America on February 3rd 2015.  
 
Rolling Stone Australia recently gave the new album four stars while remarking: “Kilbey's somnambulistic vocals and a sense of mystery and intrigue, will never grow old, even 25 albums in. Long may they strum.”
 
At this stage of the journey, Further/Deeper seems both unimaginable and the only option on their endless quest from chaos to resolution. It's an album of breathtaking new vistas and intense emotions, of sinister black caskets and gorgeous caverns of light, a work born of immense struggle and effortless expression.
 
With longtime member Marty Willson-Piper being unavailable, Ian Haug (Powderfinger) has come on board to partner the iconic guitar playing of founding member Peter Koppes. Alongside Steve Kilbey, stalwart drummer Tim "timEbandit" Powles - who also produced the album with the band, Haug has helped the quartet to together discover a new textural dimension, and has acted, according to Kilbey, as a “blood transfusion that has brought us back to life.”
 
Twenty-six songs were born over eight days of exploration in Sydney in late 2013. Guitarist Peter Koppes, recalibrating his personal canvas in the absence of his long-time foil Willson-Piper, drew palpable inspiration from the quartet's remixed chemistry.  "This new incarnation of the band with Ian Haug has brought a joyous energy to the music we've written together," he says. "The rhythm swings more than usual yet the moods still range from melancholy pop to our modern version of heavy psychedelic rock, as in ‘Laurel Canyon’, to the epic gothic-progressive dance track, ‘Globe Spinning’."
 
From the ominous allure of the lead track, “Vanishing Man,” to the beguiling tippy toes of “Pride Before A Fall;” the chiming keys of “Love Philtre” to the sheer hammer horror “Toy Head;” the exhilarating breeze of “Old Coast Road” and the ultimate, panoramic drama of the mini-screenplay that is “Miami,” Further/Deeper, delivers on the promise of its title in a combined blossoming of melody, rhythm and audacity.
 
Drummer Tim Powles was again instrumental in the painstaking alchemy that boiled the explosion of ideas down to 12 potent pieces in the early months of 2014, a process that often saw members working simultaneously in separate studios across multiple instruments to produce a work of singular cohesion.
 
"After an eternal twenty years in The Church I marvel more than ever at how we've become masters of our own freedom," he says. "No strings attached, no view to winning a prize. How lucky are we? Or have we earned it? We've got better at it too. Or maybe it's got the better of us. It seems to devour us. Like magic."
 
 
The Church 2015 – North American Tour
2/21/2015                Vancouver, BC            Rio Theater
2/23/2015                Seattle, WA                  Triple Door
2/24/2015                Seattle, WA                  Triple Door
2/26/2015                San Francisco, CA        The Chapel/Noise Pop
2/27/2015                Los Angeles, CA          El Rey Theatre
2/28/2015                San Diego, CA             The Casbah
3/2/2015                  Aspen, CO                    Belly Up Tavern
3/3/2015                  Denver, CO                  Gothic Theater
3/5/2015                  Minneapolis, MN         Cedar Cultural Center
3/6/2015                  Chicago, IL                  Double Door
3/7/2015                  Cleveland, OH             The Grog Shop
3/9/2015                  Washington, DC          9:30 Club
3/10/2015                Philadelphia, PA          World Cafe Live
3/12/2015                Boston, MA                 The Sinclair
3/13/2015                New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom
3/14/2015                Brooklyn, NY              Rough Trade
3/15/2015                Raleigh, NC                 Cat's Cradle                          
3/17/2015                Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West
3/18-21/2015          Austin, TX                   SXSW                                                             
 

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The Red Aunts Return With Greatest Hits Compilation

 
LOS ANGELES GIRL GROUP LEGENDS THE RED AUNTS RETURN!

'COME UP FOR A CLOSER LOOK' GREATEST HITS DOUBLE ALBUM
RELEASED DECEMBER 9TH THROUGH IN THE RED RECORDS
 
LINER NOTES BY SASHA FRERE-JONES
 
 
The Red Aunts are an all-female punk band that formed in 1991 in Long Beach, California, when Terri Wahl(guitar/vocals) recruited friends Kerry Davis (guitar/vocals), Debi Martini (bass/vocals), and Lesley Ishino(drums). Their brand of unfiltered music is toxic, taking a sharp claw to every riot grrrl cliché it can shred. After five albums, several years of touring, and a huge fan base, they called it quits in 1998. The girls recently decided it was time to wake people up and save the music with their unique form of ROCK. Their greatest hits compilation,'COME UP FOR A CLOSER LOOK' will be released December 9th  - a gatefold sleeve double album, complete with killer art and photos, plus liner notes by Red Aunts fan, Sasha Frere-Jones.

"The Red Aunts were nothing to mess with....wonderfully reckless rock." Randall Roberts/LA Times
 
TRACKLISTING:
 
Side A
1.Detroit Valentine
2. Alright
3. Whatever
4. Freakathon
5. Die Baby
6. Krush
 
Side B
1. I'm Crying
2. Hate
3. Smoke
4. Sleeping Pill
5. Poison Steak
6. Midnight In The Jungle
 
Side C
1.  Batman A-Go-Go
2. Terri, Man
3. Rollerderby Queen
4. I Can't Do Anything Right
5. My Impala '65
6. Who?
 
Side D
1. Satan
2. Handsome Devil
3. Hot Rod
4. Peppermint Patty
5. Number One Chicken
6. The Things You See, The Things You Don't
7. I'm Bored WIth You
8. Eldritch Sauce 
 
DISCOGRAPHY: 
Drag (Sympathy for the Record Industry) - 1993
Bad Motherfucken 40 o-z (Sympathy for the Record Industry) - 1994*
#1 Chicken (Epitaph) - 1995*
Saltbox (Epitaph)  - 1996
Ghetto Blaster (Epitaph) - 1998**
*Produced by Brett Gurewitz **/Produced by Mick Collins
 
 “…punk songs that are eerily influenced by blues and old-school rock 'n' roll. Once in a while, vocal cords are laid to waste and guitars are set to shred.” AV Club
 
"...ricocheting and mesmerizing, so unlike the taxidermized smoothness of most bands seeking an audience. Instead, listeners become immersed in the band’s narrative spins, unlimited high-pitched yelps, propulsive beats, varied time signatures, and throbbing bass brouhaha." Popmatters - Top 10 Female Punk Bands
 
"There's no between-the-lines...the band's breezy nihilism takes care of a girl-core itch that needs to be scratched." Art Forum
 
"Angular and blaring, the Red Aunts find new ways to beat their guitars and screech throughout....making their music essential for die-hard punk rock fans, or for those who just prefer their music served raw." Alternative Press
 
"Primal energy like theirs is hard to classify. The Red Aunts can't be measured by scale...any connoisseur with an ear for feline ferocity can identify natural talent." Vice

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Giorgio Moroder remixes Joywave's "Tongues"

JOYWAVE SHARES GIORGIO MORODER'S "TONGUES" REMIX VIA STEREOGUM

ON TOUR NOW

HOW DO YOU FEEL? EP OUT NOW VIA CULTCO MUSIC/HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

After a run of U.S. dates with St. Lucia and Betty Who, and a first time trek through Europe (that included supporting Kate Boy at London's XOYO), Joywave is back today to share Giorgio Moroder's remix of their hit single "Tongues." Giorgio keeps the core of the original track intact while adding a distinctly Moroder Italo feel. Its release comes on the heels of Giorgio recently announcing his forthcoming LP and in conjunction with the Joywave's first official headlining show in New York tonight at Rough Trade. Check out Giorgio's remix of "Tongues," the original's incredible music video and all of Joywave's upcoming tour dates below.

STREAM: "Tongues (Giorgio Moroder Remix)" - 

WATCH: "Tongues (Directed by The DANIELS)" - http://youtu.be/AqmwKi6KOSw

TOUR DATES

11/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade w/ VÉRITÉ + Kopps (Headline)
12/06 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep (KRXP X-Mas Bash)
12/10 Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena (Radio 94.7's Electric Christmas)
12/12 Boston, MA @ Bill's Bar (Radio BDC +1 Series)
12/15 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (94.7 Presents A December to Remember)
12/19 Richmond, VA @ The National (XL102 Miracle on Broad St)
03/13 Tempe, AZ @ Pot of Gold Festival

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Stream Telekinesis' Polyvinyl Singles Series 7" Track

Polyvinyl Records 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2.

Stream Telekinesis “Can’t See Stars” from 7” Single Today

2015 Lineup Features of Montreal, David Bazan, Crooked Fingers, Deerhoof, Blikk Fang, and More!



Polyvinyl has announced Volume 2 of their popular 4-Track Singles Series. Each month, subscribers will receive a limited edition, two-song 7”, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by GRAMMY-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Only 1000 subscriptions are being made available.

Like the sold out 2014 series, the 2015 series centers around a traveling Tascam 4-track cassette recorder that was passed along from one musician to the next. Today,Telekinesis treats fans with a sneak peek of their 7” single titled “Can’t See Stars”,available to post & share HERE.

Among the artists to record on the device are of Montreal, David Bazan, Deerhoof, and Crooked Fingers, as well as Blikk Fang, a long-rumored collaboration between Kevin Barnes (of Montreal) and Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT). The full list of participating artists can be viewed below.

4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 Artists:
Blikk Fang (MGMT, of Montreal)
Crooked Fingers
David Bazan
Deerhoof
The Dodos
Ducktails (Real Estate)
Jacco Gardner
Jonathan Rado (Foxygen)
Kishi Bashi
of Montreal
Saint Pepsi
Telekinesis

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Allah-Las Premiere 'Worship The Sun' Video On NYLON

Allah-Las Premiere 'Worship The Sun' Video On NYLON, On Tour Now

"Worship The Sun" Out Now 
On Innovative Leisure



Photo Credit: Nolan Hall

US Tour Dates
Nov 18 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks #
Nov 19 -  Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn #
Nov 20 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight #
Nov 21 - Washington, DC - The Rock & Roll Hotel #
Nov 22 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery #
Nov 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle #
Nov 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Nov 26 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus #
Nov 27 - Toronto, ONT - Horseshoe Tavern #
Nov 28 - Detroit, MI - Lager House #
Nov 29 - Chicago, Il - Lincoln Hall #
Dec 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club #
Dec 04 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
Dec 05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey #
Dec 06 - Portland, OR - Star Theater #
Dec 08 - Arcata, CA - Jambalaya  Arcata #
Dec 09 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium #
Dec 11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey #
Dec 12 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah #
Dec 13 - San Ana, CA - Observatory- Constellation Room #
Dec 30 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Dec 31 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
# w/ Tashaki Miyaki

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Odessa Announces 2015 Tour Plans

ODESSA ANNOUNCES 2015 TOUR PLANS SUPPORTING THE LONE BELLOW

GARNERS UNANIMOUS CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR BREAKOUT CMJ PERFORMANCES

ODESSA EP OUT NOW DIGITAL



NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2014) – On February 23, 2015, ODESSA will join Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow for a month-long North American tour. The run begins in Portland, ME at Port City music hall, traverses the country, and finishes on March 27 at the Paradise in Boston, MA. Full tour routing below with tickets on-sale tomorrow. 
 
Recently, the California songstress performed a series of unforgettable CMJ showcases that left attendees in awe. The New York Times and NPR were just a few to rave about her performances. The Columbia Spectator claimed “ODESSA’s simple instrumentals provide the foundation for her beautiful and mesmerizing voice”. 
 
Press continues to fall in love with her Odessa EP [Chop Shop/Republic Records] too. BlackBook recently profiled the singer and songwriter in this comprehensive feature saying, “Her self-titled debut is filled with gorgeously mesmerizing songs”. KCRW Top Tune adds, “Her siren song is so sweet, melodic, and introspective,” while NY Times Style Magazines calls current single "I Will Be There", “a plaintive love song with a lilting melody." 
 
Make sure to watch the beautiful music video for "I Will Be There" here! 
 
This past month, ODESSA also enchanted tastemakers at Billboard’s Film & TV conference with another passionate and powerful performance and her first official remix of "I Will Be There" was released by the New York duo Phantogram. You can listen to it here! They infuse their inimitable sound into the single, adding a sly futurism and elegant electronic edge.
 
ODESSA has officially arrived. Make sure to experience these intimate shows next year.
 
ODESSA EP Tracklisting:
1. I Will Be There
2. My Match
3. Hummed Low
4. Gather Round
 
Tour Dates:
2/23​                 Portland, ME​​               Port City Music Hall
2/24​                 Burlington, VT​             Artsriot
2/26​                 Montreal, QC, CA​       Petit Campus
2/27​                 Toronto, ON, CA​         Lee’s Palace
2/28​                 Pittsburgh, PA             ​Stage AE
3/1​                   Indianapolis, IN​           Radio Radio
3/3​                   Minneapolis, MN​         Turf Club
3/4​                   Chicago, IL​​                  Lincoln Hall
3/6​                   Nashville, TN​​              Exit/In
3/7​                   Louisville, KY​              Headliners
3/8​                   St. Louis, MO​              Old Rock House
3/10​                 Birmingham, AL​          WorkPlay
3/11​                 Atlanta, GA​​                 Terminal West
3/13​                 Washington, D.C.​        The Hamilton
3/14​                 Charlottesville, VA      The Southern
3/24​                 Philadelphia, PA​          Underground Arts
3/25​                 New York, NY             ​Bowery Ballroom
3/26​                 Brooklyn, NY​​              Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/27​                 Boston, MA​​                 Paradise
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11/19/2014

Peter Hook & The Light New Order's "Low Life" / "Brotherhood"

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The Windish Agency Present Peter Hook & The Light New Order’s
“Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” North American Tour November 2014

All Shows “Low-Life”/ “Brotherhood” And Feature All Material 1983 – 1987
“From Confusion To True Faith” Unless Otherwise Stated

The Light open for themselves at dates with a Joy Division set apart from Pomona / Roxy LA

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Thursday 20th November 2014              Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Friday 21st November 2014                    Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

Saturday 22nd November 2014               Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Monday 24th November 2014                Glasshouse, Pomona, CA (Movement / Power, Corruption & Lies – El Ten Eleven Support)
Tuesday 25th November 2014                 The Roxy, LA, CA (Unknown Pleasures / Closer – With Special Guests)

Wednesday 26th November 2014           House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
Friday 28th November 2014                    The Republik, Honolulu, Hawaii

Peter Hook & The Light are to perform New Order’s third and fourth albums, “Low Life” andBrotherhood” for the first time in the United States and Canada across November 2014.
The concerts will include the singles and B-sides from New Order’s most prolific period. From August 1983 up to 1987, taking the audience from “Confusion” to “True Faith”, with both “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” performed in full alongside all the other tracks from that fans consider New Order’s greatest period including “Thieves Like Us” “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “The Perfect Kiss” and many more.

Hooky and The Light will also be supporting themselves at concerts performing a selection of Joy Divisionmaterial prior to the album and singles performances.

Having released “Blue Monday” and “Temptation”, by this time, New Order had grown in confidence and attained success in the UK and internationally. Praised for their creativity, boundary pushing and consistent touring, the albums saw the group finding their niche and signature sound, fusing their rock, indie style with new emerging electronic equipment and bringing melody and emotion to their works.

Both the singles and the albums for this period stand out as some of the finest work ever produced by the band and marking the high period of New Order artistically. The critical plaudits heaped upon “Power, Corruption & Lies” were followed by similar notices for “Low-Life” and “Brotherhood”, which are considered as a trio as the band’s greatest albums.

Releasing “Low Life” in 1985 alongside epic single “The Perfect Kiss”, “Low Life” has made many regard it as New Order’s most complete single album. Aside from the singles, the album contains many great records that have entered the canon, including “This Time Of Night”, “Sunrise”, “Elegia”, “Sooner Than You Think”, and the album’s closer “Face Up”, an energetic club track.

With the band now signed to Quincy Jones’ Qwest label in the States, “Elegia” “Thieves Like Us” and “Shellshock” appeared on John Hughes “Pretty In Pink” Film Soundtrack, the band then coupled the release of “State Of The Nation” to “Brotherhood” in September 1986 followed by the musical landmark “Bizarre Love Triangle

Brotherhood” itself took a unique approach, splitting the rock side of the band to the first side of the album, with tracks “Paradise”, “As It Is When It Was” and “Way Of Life”, whereas the flip side was electronic, taking in the two singles and also “Every Second Counts”.

The Light’s concerts run up to 1987 when New Order enjoyed their biggest international hit “True Faith”.
With a set list full of classic records and fans favourites, many never heard for some twenty five years or more, this music defined the times and still sounds current today.

Peter Hook & The Light’s “Lowlife” & “Brotherhood” shows chart New Order’s final stage of evolution from the post punk of Joy Division to defining themselves as electro pop pioneers at the cutting edge of the emerging club scene in the mid to late Eighties.




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