9/19/2014

Further Details Revealed: CONAN to Celebrate George Harrison

  


Further Details Revealed:
CONAN To Celebrate George Harrison the Week of Sept. 22 with Performances by
Paul Simon, Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and More

Week-Long Musical Tribute to Mark the Release of
George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75

TBS's late-night show CONAN is set to honor George Harrison next week with a full week of performances by some of the biggest names in music. Paul Simon, BeckNorah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and others will stop by Stage 15 at Warner Bros. the week of Sept. 22-25 to perform a live version from Harrison's catalogue. The performance schedule for next week's shows is as follows:

Monday Sept 22: Beck
Tuesday Sept 23: Paul Simon
Wednesday Sept 23: Dhani Harrison
Thursday Sept 24: Norah Jones

The celebration will coincide with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a major reissue of the artists' first six solo albums. Available on CD and digital download on Sept. 22George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 is designed to complement Harrison's 2004 collection, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92. The set spans Harrison's solo work for The Beatles' Apple Records from 1968 to 1975 and features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also features an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett and rare, previously unpublished images. George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 can be pre-ordered at http://po.st/GHAppleYears.

George Harrison Week is presented by AT&T.

CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The series, which earned an Emmy for its innovative mobile app, is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

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Queen Announce New Album 'Queen Forever'

QUEEN FOREVER

Queen Bring Back Freddie

New ‘Queen Forever’ CD Collection Brings New Freddie Mercury Tracks to Light
RELEASED NOVEMBER 10TH 2014

Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new Queen album, Queen Forever, due November 10th 2014 on the Virgin Records label.
The tracks include a long anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, There Must Be More to Life Than This, a previously unfinished Mercury-Queen track Let Me In Your Heart Again originating from the band’s The Works album recording sessions, and a scorching new stripped-down ballad version of Mercury’s first solo hit, his Giorgio Moroder collaboration, Love Kills.
The rest of the package brings together Queen hits, classic tracks, and new takes on well-known songs, matched with band recordings Brian May describes as “things that we have collected together that are representative of our growth rather than the big hits” in a collection immaculately assembled by May and Roger Taylor themselves. The tracks are all linked to represent a definitive collection of Queen’s timeless love songs.
Queen Forever is available as a 20-track single CD and as an extended 36-track, two-CD set, and celebrates the extraordinary musical path of one of the world’s greatest rock bands.
Anticipation for these new Mercury tracks has been high since May and Taylor first hinted earlier this year that new tracks featuring Mercury were being explored. 
Speaking at the press conference to launch their North American concert tour with singer Adam Lambert earlier in the year, May said: "There was a little bit more in the can that we had overlooked for a long time, so we have a few songs which we're working on right now. Freddie sounds as fresh as yesterday."
On the subject, Taylor said: “We’ve got some great new tracks that haven’t been heard and there’s an interesting selection of older stuff.”
The Queen and Michael Jackson duet, There Must Be More to Life Than This, began as a song written by Mercury during sessions for Queen’s 1981 album, Hot Space. The band recorded a backing track, but the song was never completed. Mercury visited Michael Jackson at his home studio in Los Angeles where he recorded Jackson singing the song for an unfinished version. Queen revived the track during sessions for 1984’s The Works, but again it was not finished. A year later, Freddie’s own version of the song surfaced on his debut solo album, 1985’s Mr Bad Guy. This new production of the powerful ballad fuses Queen’s original backing track and Mercury and Jackson’s distinctive vocals, and has been produced and remixed by celebrated Madonna/Robbie Williams producer William Orbit.
Talking of his involvement, Orbit say: “I had known Roger for many years, now he was on the phone asking if I would get involved in this musical adventure.
“When I first played it in my studio I opened a trove of delights provided by the greatest of musicians. Hearing Michael Jackson's vocals was stirring. So vivid, so cool, and poignant, it was like he was in the studio singing live. With Freddie's vocal solo on the mixing desk, my appreciation for his gift was taken to an even higher level.  
“The musicianship of all four members of Queen is phenomenal. Roger, an extraordinarily multi talented man I've always admired. John Deacon's original bass part with its lyrical fluidity that made it easy for me to know where to put the odd reinforcement. Freddie's original piano carried most of the song's musical DNA. Brian, one take for the solo, a blur of fingers, and the spirits of MJ and FM fully present, in the moment, sending shivers down the spine.”
Perhaps the biggest revelation on Queen Forever is Brian May’s composition, Let Me In Your Heart Again. The song was first recorded by Queen for The Works album, but not completed at the time and has remained overlooked since then. An authentic, live-in-the-studio track from the same golden age as Radio Ga Ga and I Want To Break Free, this never-before-heard Queen track shows off Freddie’s timeless vocals and features newly recorded guitar parts and new backing vocals from Brian and Roger. This thrilling track finally reaches us nearly 30 years after Freddie first laid down his original vocal.
The third new track, Love Kills, was composed by Freddie Mercury and famed German producer/songwriter Giorgio Moroder for the soundtrack to Moroder’s newly restored and tinted version of Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic silent movie Metropolis in 1984 to which he added a pop soundtrack featuring various music artists. Mercury recorded a high-energy dance version of the song that became his debut solo hit in 1985. However, it is less well known that all four members of Queen played on the original track. Prior to Queen embarking on their recent tour with lead singer Adam Lambert, Brian May proposed performing an acoustic ballad version of Love Kills, which became one of the most memorable moments of the current Queen & Adam Lambert shows. This new Queen-Freddie studio version is shaped in the same ballad style and revives the Queen original with some newly recorded guitars and drums by May and Taylor, becoming a glorious showcase for one of Freddie’s most adrenaline-charged vocal performances.
Alongside this new material, both the one and two-CD versions of Queen Forever feature songs that spotlight the band’s songwriting prowess, studio experimentation and remarkable development. It’s a timely reminder that, almost uniquely in the world of rock and pop, all four members of Queen were accomplished songwriters and superlatively gifted musicians.
Queen Forever reaches back as far as 1974 with fan favourite Nevermore, a Freddie Mercury song originally included on Queen II, the album that first saw Queen use the recording studio as an instrument in its own right. From the same year comes the dramatic power ballad In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited, once the grand finale of any Queen show, and since revived by Queen & lead singer Adam Lambert on their 2014 tour. Meanwhile, the upbeat single, You’re My Best Friend, written by bass guitarist John Deacon, showcased Queen’s poppier side and was released as the follow-up to 1975’s Bohemian Rhapsody, becoming a Top 10 UK and Top 20 US hit in the same year and gave John Deacon his first Queen hit single.
Elsewhere, 1977’s Long Away remains the only Queen single to feature Brian May on lead vocals; and the same year’s B-side Drowse includes a rare Queen performance from Roger Taylor on guitar. Queen saw out the decade with a run of hits that included the gospel-flavoured Somebody To Love, memorably performed by Queen and George Michael at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992, and finished on a high with ‘79’s US Number 1 hit, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, an exuberant rockabilly pop song composed by Freddie Mercury in the bath in Munich.
By touching on prog rock, gospel, acoustic balladry, Elvis-style rock’n’roll and more, these songs alone encapsulate Queen’s diversity in the 1970s. However, the band threw out the rulebook completely in the decades that followed, embracing funk, hard rock, soul and pure pop, but always sounding unmistakably Queen. The band used synthesizers for the first time on 1980’s Play The Game single; Freddie sang some of his vocals in Spanish on the 1982 hit Las Palabras De Amor, and 1986’s One Year Of Love featuring unusually a saxophone. The album is completed by latter-day Queen hits, including ’91’s no. 1 These Are The Days Of Our Lives and ‘95’s Too Much Love Will Kill You, together with the poignant A Winter’s Tale, recorded during Freddie Mercury’s final Queen recording sessions in Montreux in 1991.
Queen Forever is both a showcase for these exclusive new recordings, but also an enduring tribute to the extraordinary musical achievements of John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late, great Freddie Mercury whose singular talent we can again get to marvel at with the arrival of these previously unheard tracks.
Queen Forever. Forever? Who can tell? But for now we can be certain that this highly rewarding collection of Queen new, rare, and at their most accomplished, more than serves to uphold the band’s indisputable place in music history and is certain to earn a prized place in music collections for a long time to come.
Queen certainly rates in the top among Britain’s favourite bands. The UK’s Official Charts Company earlier this year confirmed Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits album as Britain’s best-selling album of all time all after surpassing the 6 million sales milestone. A staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the iconic act’s original best-of collection.
And if 6 million sales isn’t enough for the band, Queen’s follow-up, Greatest Hits II, which was released in October 1991 also rides high at Number 10 in the all-time Official Albums Chart, having notched up a further 3.9 million UK sales to date.

Queen Forever – Track Listings
Single CD:
Let Me In Your Heart Again
Love Kills – The Ballad
There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
It’s A Hard Life
You’re My Best Friend
Love Of My Life
Drowse
Long Away
Lily Of The Valley
Don’t Try So Hard
Bijou
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Las Palabras De Amor
Who Wants To Live Forever
A Winter’s Tale
Play The Game
Save Me
Somebody To Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

2-CD SET
CD1
Let Me In Your Heart Again
Love Kills – The Ballad
There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
Play The Game
Dear Friends
You’re My Best Friend
Love Of My Life
Drowse
You Take My Breath Away
Spread Your Wings
Long Away
Lily Of The Valley
Don’t Try So Hard
Bijou
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Nevermore
Las Palabras De Amor
Who Wants To Live Forever
CD2
I Was Born To Love You
Somebody To Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Friends Will Be Friends
Jealousy
One Year of Love
A Winters Tale
‘39
Mother Love
It’s A Hard Life
Save Me
Made in Heaven
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Sail Away Sweet Sister
The Miracle
Is This The World We Created
In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
Forever


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9/18/2014

Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl



DANIEL JOHNSTON tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, Thursday, September 18th 2014.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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...AND STAR POWER TOUR BEGINS

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Foxygen And Star Power World Tour 2014 starts next week. Be a star of the scene. All tour dates below and ticket linkage. The album is up for special pre-order now and includes the official Star Power matchbook and campaign buttons. There is also a golden ticket contest tied into the matchbook that could get you and friend guestlisted for life at any non-festival Foxygen performance.


Pre- Order the new release here:
Direct | iTunes | Amazon | Indies

Also new in the store is the Official Gold-Foiled Star Power t-shirt. Available here:http://foxygen.scdstore.net/



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Foxygen
...And Star Power
10/14/14 on Jagjaguwar
Tracklisting:
  1. Star Power Airlines
  2. How Can You Really
  3. Coulda Been My Love
  4. Cosmic Vibrations
  5. You & I
  6. Star Power I: Overture
  7. Star Power II: Star Power Nite
  8. Star Power III: What Are We Good For
  9. Star Power IV: Ooh Ooh
  10. I Don't Have Anything/The Gate
  11. Mattress Warehouse
  12. 666
  13. Flowers
  14. Wally's Farm
  15. Cannibal Holocaust
  16. Hot Summer
  17. Cold Winter/Freedom
  18. Can't Contextualize My Mind
  19. Brooklyn Police Station
  20. The Game
  21. Freedom II
  22. Talk
  23. Everyone Needs Love
  24. Hang

Foxygen Tour Dates
09/24/14 Phoenix, AZThe Crescent Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
09/25/14 Santa Fe, NMSkylight w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
09/27/14 Dallas, TXINDEX Festival (tix)
09/28/14 Houston, TXFitzgerald's: Upstairs w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
09/29/14 New Orleans, LAOne Eyed Jacks w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/01/14 Atlanta, GAThe Loft - Atlanta w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/02/14 Nashville, TNExit/In w/ Dub Thompson, Luke Temple (tix)
10/03/14 Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel w/ Dub Thompson, Luke Temple (tix)
10/04/14 Charlottesville, VAJefferson Theater w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/05/14 Washington, DC9:30 Club w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/08/14 Brooklyn, NYMusic Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/09/14 New York, NYWebster Hall (tix)
10/10/14 Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/11/14 Boston, MAParadise Rock Club w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/12/14 Montreal, QCLe National w/ Dub Thompson, Heat (tix)
10/14/14 Toronto, ONThe Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/15/14 Pontiac, MICrofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/16/14 Chicago, ILLincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/17/14 Chicago, ILLincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/18/14 Minneapolis, MNFine Line Music Cafe w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/20/14 Denver, COThe Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/21/14 Salt Lake City, UTUrban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/23/14 Santa Cruz, CARio Theatre w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/24/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Dub Thompson (tix)
10/25/14 Orange County, CABeach Goth Festival at The Observatory (tix)
10/29/14 Brighton, UKKomedia (tix)
10/30/14 Manchester, UKRuby Lounge (tix)
10/31/14 London, UKVillage Underground (tix)
11/01/14 Paris, FrancePitchfork Music Festival Paris (tix)
11/03/14 Brussels, BEBotanique Orangerie (tix)
11/04/14 Amsterdam, NLTolhuistuin (tix)
11/05/14 Berlin, DEFrannz (tix)
11/06/14 Copenhagen, DKPumpehuset (tix)
11/09/14 Austin, TXFun Fun Fun Fest (tix)


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Cherry Glazerr shares new single via Vogue + 7" due 10/28

CHERRY GLAZERR SHARES "HAD TEN DOLLAZ" VIA VOGUE

"HAD TEN DOLLAZ" / "NURSE RATCHED" 7" DUE OCTOBER 28 VIASUICIDE SQUEEZE

Credit: Jordan Millington

 LISTEN: "Had Ten Dollaz" - 

Any discussion of Cherry Glazerr is going to have a few obvious bullet points. First and foremost, the band is astonishingly young, with frontwoman/guitarist Clementine Creevy and drummer Hannah Uribe still not old enough to vote and bassist Sean Redman just barely above the drinking age. And then there's the fact that the band's debut cassette, Papa Cremp, was released by California's current kings of DIY power pop and garage rock, Burger Records. So even if you know nothing else about the LA trio, you know that they're young and that they're a part of the thriving underground community of stripped-down jubilant rock n' roll. But if you're envisioning a bunch of awkward, hyperactive kids bouncing around in their parent's basement, consider the fact that the band has been championed and photographed by French fashion designer Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent. Slimane even commissioned a song from the band to score his Women's runway at Paris fall fashion week 2014. The result was "Had Ten Dollaz", a song that captures Cherry Glazerr's knack for dualities: sultry and virulent, sophisticated and casual, laid back and bombastic, playful and deliberate. Suicide Squeeze Records is pairing up "Had Ten Dollaz" with the equally intoxicating b-side "Nurse Ratched" as a limited edition 7". The record is limited to 750 copies (250 on fluorescent lemon lime vinyl, 500 on black) and includes a download code. The 7" is available worldwide and is also available digitally.
 
 
Cherry Glazerr
Had Ten Dollaz / Nurse Ratched
(October 28th, Suicide Squeeze)

1. Had Ten Dollaz
2. Nurse Ratched

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DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 CREATED 60 LIMITED-EDITION LEVI DENIM

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 CREATED CUSTOM-MADE DENIM JACKETS

ONLY 60 LIMITED-EDITION LEVI'S JACKETS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE BEGINNING TODAY THROUGH THE OFFICIAL DFA 1979
TWITTER ACCOUNT

"CRYSTAL BALL" FEATURED ON THE SOUNDTRACK TO FIFA 15, THE LATEST VIDEO GAME FROM EA SPORTS TO BE RELEASED SEPT. 23RD

  
September 18, 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) - Dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have created their own very special and extremely limited-edition DFA 1979 denim jacket. The Levi's slim-cut black jacket features hand-stitched chenille patches of a "79" on the front and DFA 1979's distinctive logo on the back, both designed by Klaxon Howl and Wolff.

Only 60 of these jackets will be made and sold to the public. They will be available beginning today,Sept. 18th on the official DFA 1979 Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dfa1979

In other DFA 1979 news, the track "Crystal Ball," from the new album, The Physical World, will be one of the songs featured in the soundtrack for FIFA 15 , the upcoming video game from EA Sports on Sep. 23rdFor more information, click here.

The Physical World, the second critically-applauded album from DFA 1979 in a decade, has been immediately embraced around the globe. Recent live shows have been explosive events that have the media raving:

"Returning a decade later, they're still crushing violent, angular riffs, but they're also writing catchier songs. A throwback to a throwback that's better the second time around." - Rolling Stone Magazine

"The most shocking thing about The Physical World is that it was worth the wait. The Physical Worldis a triumphant statement. Welcome back fellas, you have been missed." - Alternative Press Magazine

"Built from scouring bass riffs, propulsive grooves and disarmingly tender lyrics that seem to contradict the noise. - The Los Angeles Times

"The energy between the two musicians was off the charts...If you closed your eyes, it was hard to imagine the performance was being handled by only two people." - Diffusser.FM

DFA 1979 will hit the road this fall in support of The Physical World. They are not to be missed. Need proof?  Check out their recent performance of "Trainwreck1979,from Letterman and view the official video for "Trainwreck 1979" here.


 

Confirmed Tour dates are as follows:
11/01                New Orleans, LA           Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/03                Atlanta, GA                    Buckhead Theatre
11/04                Nashville, TN                 Marathon Music Works
11/06                Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live
11/07                Austin, TX                     Fun Fun Fun
11/08                Dallas, TX                     Granada Theater
11/10                Tempe, AZ                    Marquee Theatre
11/12                San Diego, CA              House of Blues
11/13                Santa Ana, CA              Observatory
11/15                Las Vegas, NV              Brooklyn Bowl
11/17                San Francisco, CA        The Independent
11/18                Portland, OR                 Crystal Ballroom
11/19                Seattle, WA                   Neumos
11/21                Salt Lake City, UT         In The Venue
11/22                Boulder, CO                  Fox Theatre
11/24                Minneapolis, MN           First Avenue
11/25                Chicago, IL                    Riviera Theatre
11/26                Detroit, MI                     Crofoot
11/28                New York, NY               Terminal 5
1129                 Philadelphia, PA            Union Transfer
12/01                Washington, DC            9:30 Club
12/02                Boston, MA                    House of Blues

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