4/25/2015

KXLU Fest II w/ THE MUFFS, TONY MOLINA, LA SERA, COLLEEN GREEN, & HABITS April 26th




We can't wait for the 2nd Annual KXLU Fest!

TOTALLY FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! ALL AGES!

In partnership with LMU Student Housing... SUNDAY
April 26th 2015 on O'Malley Lawn @ Loyola Marymount University
11am-6pm 

music by:


LMU Student Bands:
Hallie & The Husbands

KXLU DJs
Christoph, Marina, Shuggie, Raciel, Taylor 2000, A Fistful of Vinyl, Frank, McAllister, & Bennet
spinning between sets



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John Foxx: 20th Century: The Noise

20TH CENTURY: THE NOISE - 

6TH JULY 2015 
SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: £7.99

Metamatic Records’ first major compilation of John Foxx material is the first part of a double release to celebrate 35 years as a solo artist. John Foxx – 20th Century: The Noise covers the years from his debut single ‘Underpass’ in January 1980 to the rest of the last century, up to his ‘comeback’ albums with Louis Gordon, Shifting City and Subterranean Omnedelic Exotour in 1997 and 1998. There’s also a precious Cathedral Oceans gem, ‘Splendour’ which has only ever been available on an album by various artists entitled Orphée and 20th Century includes an unreleased instrumental track from the vaults, ‘Musique Electron’ – a melodic idea Foxx has had ‘for decades’. The Metamatic material is taken from the  2014 master which is based on a set of 1979 analogue tapes recently found in the archives.

This special offer is available to pre-order through the Official Store: http://johnfoxx.tmstor.es/
TRACKLISTING:
1 20th Century 
2 Underpass 
3 No-One Driving (Single Version)
4 Burning Car 
5 He's A Liquid (Alternative Version)
6 A Long Time 
7 Miles Away 
8 Europe After The Rain 
9 This Jungle  
10 Dancing Like A Gun 
11 Endlessly (Single Version)
12 The Hidden Man 
13 The Noise - Foxx/Gordon 
14 Through My Sleeping - Foxx/Gordon 
15 Hiroshima Mon Amour – Foxx/Gordon 
16 Musique Electron (previously unreleased)
17 Splendour (previously only available on a compilation entitled, Orphée )

 

         

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4/24/2015

Violent Femmes Premiere New Video on Tonight Show Tumblr

JIMMY FALLON PREMIERES NEW VIOLENT FEMMES VIDEO

HAPPY NEW YEAR EP OUT NOW

LEGENDARY TRIO'S FIRST NEW COLLECTION IN 15 YEARS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS IN JUNE

ROUGH TRADE NY SHOW SOLD OUT

 

Earlier this week, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon premiered the new Violent Femmes video for their new single "Love Love Love Love Love." The clip was animated and directed all on iPhone by Jake Brebes, who also wrote the song. "Love Love Love Love Love" comes from the band's eagerly awaited new EP, HAPPY NEW YEAR, that was exclusively released on Record Store Day on 180 gram champagne clear vinyl. The EP is one of the top 2015 Record Store Day sellers to date, and will be available digitally worldwide on June 2.

Violent Femmes' first new collection of songs in 15 years, HAPPY NEW YEAR was recorded this past New Year's Eve in Hobart, Tasmania, after the legendary band performed a sold out concert at the world famous Sydney Opera House.

"Happy to have some new recordings for people that have loved our music," singer/guitarist/songwriter Gordon Gano told Rolling Stone. "Would be honored to have a few new ears hear us for the first time too."

Violent Femmes - Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Brian Viglione - plan to reconvene this spring for more recording and then the trio will begin a major North American tour as Special Guests on Barenaked Ladies' "Last Summer On Earth 2015," getting underway June 5th at Columbus, Ohio's LC Amphitheatre and continuing through late July (complete dates below). Before this tour begins, they will play a sold out show at Brooklyn, NY's Rough Trade.

One of the most beloved bands of the golden age of indie rock, Violent Femmes returned to action in 2013 with an acclaimed performance at Coachella. Viglione (The Dresden Dolls, Nine Inch Nails) came aboard and the newly reconstituted band embarked on a wide-ranging tour that included headline dates and ecstatically received festival sets around the world. "The Guardian" applauded a London date as "a triumphant rampage through their back catalogue," declaring the band's self-titled 1983 debut to be "a cult classic of teenage alienation - a sneerier, post-pubescent Catcher in the Rye, if you like, with added nocturnal emissions and rattling acoustic bass solos."

Violent Femmes came together in 1981 in Milwaukee, WI, and were quickly ranked among the era's most inventive and original, constantly pushing forward with their singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality. The trio released eight studio albums and more than a dozen singles, among them such iconic classics as "American Music," "Gone Daddy Gone," "Nightmares," "Add It Up," and of course, "Blister In The Sun." Violent Femmes' remarkable three-decade career earned them cumulative sales of many millions worldwide, with 1983's VIOLENT FEMMES earning RIAA platinum certification eight years after its initial release.

 

Violent Femmes complete tour dates below:
May 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade - SOLD OUT

Violent Femmes/Barenaked Ladies tour dates below:
JUNE
5 - Columbus, OH - LC Amphitheatre
6 - Cleveland, OH - Jacob's Pavilion
7 - Toledo, OH - Zoo Amphitheatre
8 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
10 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks
12 - Welch, MN - Treasure Island Resort & Casino Island Events Center
13 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion
14 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs
16 - Chicago, IL - First Merritt Pavilion
17- Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
19 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
20 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
21 - Salamanca, NY - Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
26 - Portland, ME - Maine State Pier
27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
28 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Music Center
29 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

JULY
1 - New York, NY - JBL Live at Pier 97
2 - West Windsor, NJ - Mercer County Park Festival Fairgrounds
3 - Solomon's, MD - PNC Waterside Pavilion @ Calvert Marine Museum
4 - Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheatre
8 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Ampitheatre                       
10 - Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
11 - St. Augustine, FL - St Augustine Amphitheatre
12 - Atlanta, GA           - Verizon Theatre
13 - Nashville, TN - The Woods at Fontanel
15 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
18 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan
19 - San Diego, CA - OAT
21 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
22 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
24 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden
25 - Portland, OR - McMenamin's Edgefield Amphitheater
26 - Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park


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My Brightest Diamond's "This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix)" music video premieres at NPR Music

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND’S “THIS IS MY HAND (GROUNDLIFT REMIX)” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC
 
NEW EP I HAD GROWN WILD OUT MAY 19
 
SPRING/SUMMER FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES CONFIRMED

 
 
 
 
 
 
“…one of the most powerful and dramatic voices of the past decade.”—NPR Music
 

“…[Worden] has a feeling for both the grandeur and the grain, building every sweeping gesture in her music out of a swarm of small details.”—The New York Times
 

“…sounds like a modern-day Nina Simone…”—ELLE Magazine




 
The official music video for My Brightest Diamond’s “This is My Hand (Groundlift Remix)” premiered today at NPR Music and can be viewed here: http://n.pr/1FkbVi0. Of the song/video, NPR Music comments, “The video…which borders on synesthesia in its degree of sensuality, uses evocative fast cuts as Worden and others writhe and reckon with their own flesh…Worden sings with unfiltered empathy and warmth, particularly to herself, pushing her own limitations and writing her intentions onto her skin.”
 
The remixed version of the song will be featured on My Brightest Diamond’s new EP, I Had Grown Wild, which will be released May 19 on Asthmatic Kitty Records and is now available for pre-order. The 4-song EP also features a version of the single in French, “Ceci Est Ma Main,” as well as two new songs, “Say What” and “Bronze Head.” Of the music, My Brightest Diamond (aka singer, songwriter and performer Shara Worden) comments, “What is interesting about any remix is that by changing the instruments, and even the language, the meaning of the song takes on a multi-dimensional aspect, like staring at an object from a different angle, you see it in a new way.  The form has not changed but the environment, the dressings, the costumery has altered your perception of it's meaning. To sing ‘This Is My Hand,’ a song about the embracing of one’s own body, means something different in this time in history when there have been so many recent tragedies, where innocent people have had their lives taken from them in acts of violence and racism in both America and France. Today this is not only a song of self-embrace, but also one about the inherent right of all people to maintain freedom in their own bodies.”
 
In celebration of the release, My Brightest Diamond will perform at several festivals this spring and summer, including Barcelona’s Primavera Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. See below for complete tour details. Additionally, a new La Blogotheque Pocket Party Performance recently premiered and can now be viewed here
 
The EP follows My Brightest Diamond’s highly acclaimed 2014 LP, This is My Hand, of which Pitchfork asserted, “…works on a visceral level, conjuring Worden’s intended image of tribal, fireside collaboration through a rich diversity of texture, detail, and tone…” while The Wall Street Journal praised, “At times, This Is My Hand all but commands listeners to dance” and The New Yorker described, “On her new album, This Is My Hand, she continues to reach far and wide with great success, adding marching-band rhythms and funky horns to her mix.”
 
I HAD GROWN WILD TRACKLIST
1. Ceci Est Ma Main (Groundlift Remix)
2. Say What
3. Bronze Head
4. Apparition
5. This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix) (bonus track)
6. Lover Killer (The Hood Internet Remix) (bonus track)
 
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND TOUR DATES
May 31 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Primavera Festival
June 6 /// Birmingham, U.K. /// Lunar Festival
June 7 /// London, U.K. /// Field Day Festival
June 26 /// Ottawa, ONT /// Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 27 /// Montreal, QC /// Montreal Jazz Festival
 

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TODAY 4/24 @ 11pm ET/ 8pm PT on HOWARD101: THE FLAMING LIPS W/ SPECIAL GUEST HOST FRED ARMISEN

HOWARD STERN PRESENTS - A CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES WITH
THE FLAMING LIPS HOSTED BY FRED ARMISEN!

TODAY, APRIL 24 @ 11PM ET/ 8PM PT

THE FLAMING LIPS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST FRED ARMISEN TAKE OVER HOWARD STERN'S EXCLUSIVE SIRIUS-XM CHANNEL HOWARD 101

WATCH A SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK OF THE SHOW NOW!
April 24, 2015 - (Burbank, CA.) - TODAY IS THE DAY!  Howard Stern, the King of All Media is surrendering his SiriusXM radio studio to THE FLAMING LIPS today, April 24th.  Fred Armisen will host the show as previously announced. Click here to catch a sneak peek right now!!!

The Lips will perform songs from their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album With A Little Help From My Fwends, as well as other predictably unpredictable surprises.  The special premieres tonight at 11pm ET / 8pm PT on Howard Stern's exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 101, on the SiriusXM App, as well as online at http://www.siriusxm.com/.  Check for repeats throughout the weekend!

With A Little Help From My Fwends, was released October 28th from Warner Bros. Records. The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley CyrusMobyMy Morning JacketJ. MascisDr. DogPhantogramTegan and SaraGrace PotterElectric Würms(THE LIPS side project, who recently released their 6-song debut album titled, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.  Click here to purchase.

 
All proceeds from sales of THE LIPS current album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.

Catch The Flaming Lips on tour:

 
05/01   Memphis, TN                           Beale St. Music Festival
05/10   Austin, TX                                Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation
05/23   Liverpool, UK                           Sound City
05/29   Nelsonville, OH                        Nelsonville Music Festival
06/06   Seaside Heights, NJ                Gentlemen Of The Road
06/20   Waverly, IA                              Gentlemen Of The Road
06/27   Milwaukee, WI                         Summerfest
07/12   Lansing, MI                              Common Ground Music Festival
08/15   Walla Walla WA                       Gentlemen Of The Road
08/21   Salida, CO                               Gentlemen Of The Road
08/27   Edinburgh, UK                         Magners Summer Nights
08/29   Portsmouth, UK                       Victorious Festival 2015

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HEALTH shares video + details new album

HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

SHARES VIDEO FOR "NEW COKE"

DEATH MAGIC DUE AUGUST 7TH VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

WATCH: "NEW COKE" -  http://youtu.be/l3_dedjucgM

After recently announcing that they have a new album due in 2015, LA's HEALTH are back today to share the video for "NEW COKE," the first taste of music from their album DEATH MAGIC that is due in stores worldwide on August 7th via Loma Vista Recordings.


Watch the video for "NEW COKE" above and see below for all DEATH MAGIC details.

 
 
HEALTH
DEATH MAGIC
(Loma Vista Recordings)
August 7, 2015

1. VICTIM
2. STONEFIST
3. MEN TODAY
4. FLESH WORLD (UK)
5. COURTSHIP II
6. DARK ENOUGH
7. LIFE
8. SALVIA
9. NEW COKE
10. L.A. LOOKS
11. HURT YOURSELF
12. DRUGS EXIST

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The Chemical Brothers - New Album

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The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes
Global release date 17th July
Virgin EMI Records
PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES: http://po.st/BITEdlx

The undisputed masters of brain-altering, transcendent electronics return with their first studio album since 2010's Further.

Released to coincide with headline slots at Glastonbury, Sonar and Bestival, The Chemical Brothers' eighth studio album - Born In The Echoes - is a magnificent eleven-track collection of lean, propulsive machine driven music. From juddering robotic funk to unhinged futurist Freakbeat; icy spectral psych to rhapsodic analog synthetics; from euphoric spiritual acid to harmonic ambient distortion, the album is the sound of a reinvigorated Chemical Brothers creating some of the most mind-expanding music of their career to date.

Born In The Echoes features a stellar cast of collaborators including previous guests Q-Tip (Go - a track that will be accompanied by a video directed by Michel Gondry) andAli Love (EML Ritual) as well as first time visitors to the studio - St. Vincent (Under Neon Lights), Cate Le Bon (Born In The Echoes) and Beck (Wide Open – his first new music since his Grammy winning album Morning Phase). In each case, the vocals are assimilated into the music, helping to create music that's uniquely that of the Chemical Brothers at their peerless best – an unmistakable sound that recently saw the band (Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons) win the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection. The award recognized the duo's position as one of the most influential acts in global electronic music.
Built around a discombobulating Escher-esque rhythm track, 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' will be the first track released from Born In The Echoes – it will be available as an instant grat on 24th April with pre-orders of the album via online retailers.


LISTEN TO 'SOMETIMES I FEEL SO DESRTED': https://youtu.be/8OUqqsXVmlc

Born In The Echoes track listing:
  1. Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
  2. Go (featuring Q-Tip)
  3. Under Neon Lights (featuring St. Vincent)
  4. EML Ritual (featuring Ali Love)
  5. I'll See You There
  6. Just Bang
  7. Reflexion
  8. Taste of Honey
  9. Born In The Echoes (featuring Cate Le Bon)
  10. Radiate
  11. Wide Open (featuring Beck)
This summer, the Chemical Brothers take their incomparable, hallucinogenic live show (as seen in the 2012 film Don't Think) on the road. They play:
18th - 20th Jun Barcelona, Sonar
24th 28th Jun Glastonbury Festival
10th – 13th Sept Bestival

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Cult Manchester postpunks The Mothmen share previously unreleased track from, 'Pay Attention!'

THE MOTHMEN
PAY ATTENTION!
OUT JUNE 1ST 2015 VIA ON-U SOUND


  • Lost post-punk classic from 1980. A unique mixture of noisy riffs, angular pop melodies and dubwise production aesthetic.
  • Second ever album release on On-U Sound, never issued before on CD or Digital.
  • Can be filed alongside early work by Wire, Gang Of Four and Public Image Limited; and uncannily predates later work by contemporary bands such as Liars and Battles.
  • Remastered from the original tapes and fully annotated with sleevenotes by the band, plus photos and memorabilia.
  • All formats include 6 bonus tracks, 3 of which are previously unheard.


The Mothmen emerged from the ashes of two legendary Manchester groups – comedy/satire band Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, and the first line-up of Factory Records band The Durutti Column. They also contributed to the beginnings of longrunning dub collective Suns Of Arqa.

Band members Chris Joyce and Tony Bowers went onto become the rhythm section in the classic 80s line-up of Simply Red, whilst multi-instrumentalist Bob Harding ran lauded reggae reissue label Blood & Fire. Tragically, guitarist Dave Rowbotham was murdered in 1991, but was immortalised in the Happy Mondays song “Cowboy Dave”.

A missing part of the early On-U Sound Records story restored to life and a great example of early-80s UK DIY post-punk music. At times exhibiting psych-tinged tunefulness on tracks such as “Not Moving” and “Change Direction” (or their unreleased cover of Syd Barrett’s “Vegetable Man”). Other tracks are heavier, such as the trance-inducing repetitive rhythms of “Mothman” which recalls 70s German groups such as Can or Amon Düül II.

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LP Tracklist:
Side A
01. Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle
02. Animal Animaux
03. Not Moving
04. Factory / Teapoint / Factory
05. Please Let Go
06. Tardis (Sweep Is Dead, Long Live Sweep)
Side B
07. Mothman
Download card bonus tracks
08. Change Direction
09. Vegetable Man
10. Does It Matter Irene? (radio session version)
11. Return Of The Mozabites
12. Paintings Of A Cave
13. Afghani Dub

CD Tracklist:
Pay Attention!
01. Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle
02. Animal Animaux
03. Not Moving
04. Factory / Teapoint / Factory
05. Please Let Go
06. Tardis (Sweep Is Dead, Long Live Sweep)
07. Mothman
Bonus tracks
08. Change Direction
09. Vegetable Man
10. Does It Matter Irene? (radio session version)
11. Return Of The Mozabites
12. Paintings Of A Cave
13. Afghani Dub


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4/23/2015

Underworld Announces April 24 Pre-Sale for Hollywood Bowl June 21

UNDERWORLD
TO RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD BOWL ON JUNE 21
FOR ONLY U.S. APPEARANCE OF 2015
 
Hollywood Bowl Ticket Pre-Sale  Begins Friday, April 24
 
General Sale begins May 3
 
Ticket Info HERE
 
Underworld's Frankie Knuckles Tribute "Baby Wants To Ride"
named first #1 Single by the UK's new Official Vinyl Chart
 
 
The show was launched at London's renowned Royal Festival Hall last year to much acclaim

“Deep and impressively profound….Underworld’s fierce potency has not dimmed.”
5/5   The Guardian

“Euphoric enthusiasm for one of dance music’s darkest collections.”
4/5  Evening Standard

"A throbbing crescendo of electronic exhilaration"
4/5  The Times

“Underworld dazzle with a barnstorming live show…..vital, virile and damn irresistible”
5/5 TNT
 
 
 
*For Immediate Release: April 23, 2015
*All Content Cleared For Posting*

Ahead of Underworld’s return to the iconic  Hollywood Bowl on June 21, 2015 for a special performance in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their album dubnobasswithmyheadman and as part of  KCRW’s World Festival series, Underworld are pleased to offer an exclusive  7 day pre-sale to secure tickets ahead of General Sale on May 3rd. 

dubnobasswithmyheadman was hailed as a game changer on release at the start of 1994. Two decades on, it is unarguably one of the most influential British electronic records of all time – a signpost for everything from dance music’s easy relationship with festival main stages, to the radio and globe-conquering EDM phenomenon.
 
Underworld's performance will feature tracks from the album along with their landmark hits. Support acts on the night include  Jungle, returning to the US hot on the heels of their acclaimed Coachella show earlier this month. 
 
Tickets go on sale to the public on May 3rd, but fans can gain access to the exclusive pre-sale starting April 24th by signing up for Underworld's mailing list HERE.
 
 
In honor of Record Store Day last week and in response to soaring sales numbers for vinyl over the last few years, the UK’s OfficialCharts.com announced the launch of the UK’s first ever weekly Official Vinyl Charts. There are separate charts for albums and singles, and Underworld’s recent cover of Frankie Knuckles’ “Baby Wants To Ride” with Heller & Farley and The Misterons has been named the first ever #1 vinyl single. This vinyl-only release was put out in honor of the one year anniversary of Frankie Knuckles’ passing, and all proceeds went to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
 
"We’re honoured to be number one in the UK's first official vinyl singles chart. Vinyl has always been a hugely important part of what we do as Underworld. We started out selling 12”s of our records from the back of a car; it's still our format of choice when buying music and it’s fantastic that it's undergoing such a resurgence. This record came about purely as a tribute to the late, very great Frankie Knuckles and the chart recognition is a fitting tribute to his legacy. All proceeds go to the Frankie Knuckles Trust/Elton John AIDS Foundation. We’d like to humbly thank everyone who’s bought the record and helped raise money for such a worthy cause."
-Karl Hyde, Underworld
 
 

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