9/02/2014

Faith No More Prepping New Album

FAITH NO MORE PREPPING 2015 ALBUM

LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH SINGLE AVAILABLE VIA RECORD STORE DAY’S BLACK FRIDAY EVENT

BILL GOULD SPEAKS WITH ROLLING STONE
 
 
 
Photo credit: Margaret Banda
Left to right: Mike Bordin,Bill Gould, Mike Patton, Jon Hudson, Roddy Bottum
 
 
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2014 – Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year

A limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (Nov. 28).  The single will be released digitally on Dec. 9.

"We’ve always shared a chemistry between ourselves that’s unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we’re coming up with,” explained Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould, who also spoke with Rolling Stone in more detail (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/faith-no-more-to-release-first-album-in-18-years-plot-u-s-tour-20140902). “So we’ve decided: we’re going to get busy in 2015…make an album we’re proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time."

The as-of-yet untitled album is being recorded in an Oakland, Calif. studio with Gould handling production.  The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Ipecac Recordings.

Prior to the new album’s release, Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015.  Worldwide tour dates will be announced soon.

Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).




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DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979'S NEW ALBUM THE PHYSICAL WORLD

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979'S NEW ALBUM THE PHYSICAL WORLD NOW STREAMING IN ITS ENTIRETY ON ITUNES

ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 9TH VIA LAST GANG / WARNER BROS. RECORDS

THE PHYSICAL WORLD: POP UP SHOP & TATTOO PARLOUR VERY SPECIAL EVENTS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 3RD & 4TH IN TORONTO

DFA 1979 TO PERFORM VERY SPECIAL SHOW AT BROOKLYN'S ROUGH TRADE RECORDS ON SEPTEMBER 8TH

CATCH THEM ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN ON
SEPTEMBER 10TH
September 2, 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) - The Physical World, the upcoming new album from globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979, is now streaming in its entirety on iTunes.It will stream from today until its release by Last Gang Records/Warner Bros. Records on September 9th.

Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band's universally acclaimed debut album,You're A Woman, I'm A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) andSebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground/overground sensation. DFA 1979 broke up in 2006 while the first album and subsequent remix album continued to sell. They reunited in 2011 and began to perform live, picking up where they left off without missing a beat. Their rabid cult has only continued to grow.

For fans in and around the Toronto, Ontario CAN. area, DFA 1979 will be kicking things off with The Physical World: Pop Up Shop & Tattoo Parlour on Sept. 3rd & 4th at 952 Queen Street West. The pop-up shop will feature special limited edition items unavailable anywhere else, and fans who come early can sign up to get some fresh ink - free!   More surprises are expected to be announced.  Doors open at 10AM. We can't tell you everything but suffice to say, you will not want to miss these very special events.   

Having performed a very special show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on August 14thDFA 1979has announced another intimate club show, this time at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn onSeptember 8th.  In addition, the band will perform their current single "Trainwreck 1979on
The Late Show with David Letterman on September 10th.   At present, the current single is rapidly moving up the Alternative and Rock radio charts. The ascent to lift off begins now.  Check local listings for details.

DFA 1979 will hit the road for a North American tour in November. All dates are listed below. They will also perform at Riot Fest in Toronto on Sep 6th.

*09/6                 Toronto, ONT                 Riot Fest Toronto
*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

For every pair of tickets purchased, buyers will receive one download of the album except where denoted by (*) asterisk above.

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Julian Casablancas+The Voidz premiere "Human Sadness"

JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ PREMIERE “HUMAN SADNESS”
DEBUT ALBUM TYRANNY OUT SEPTEMBER 23,
PREORDER LIMITED EDITION USB LIGHTER SLEEVE AND OTHER FORMATS NOW
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz are premiering “Human Sadness,” the first track from their forthcoming debut album,Tyranny. Hear it via YouTubehereTyranny is out on Cult Records September 23 in the U.S./Canada and October 14internationally.
Beginning today, Tyranny is available for pre-order viawww.cultrecords.com and all major digital/physical retailers. In addition to its digital release,Tyranny will be available in multiple physical configurations including cassette, CD and vinyl.  Most notably, Tyranny will also be available as a limited edition lighter sleeve containing the 12-track album as high quality MP3s on a built in USB flash drive. The first of its kind, the lighter sleeve features custom Julian Casablancas+The Voidz artwork and will be available in white, black and yellow. Tyranny is available for preorder now digitally for $3.87, and “Human Sadness” is available today for $.59 via Cult Records here.
Written and recorded over the past year, Tyranny features Casablancas and Voidz band members Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai (Salt & Pepper)—guitar, Jeff Kite—keyboards,Jake Bercovici—bass, Alex Carapetis—drums and was produced by Shawn Everett. Please see below for full track listing.
Of the album’s title Casablancas says, “Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).”
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz will begin their first ever “American tour to melt peoples’ faces off” as Casablancas calls it, here in the U.S. on ThursdayOctober 16 in Philadelphia, PA. Other cities include Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. More dates to be announced soon, see below for tour routing. More info and ticket links can be found onwww.cultrecords.com.
TYRANNY TRACK LIST
1. Take Me in Your Army
2. Crunch Punch
3. M.utually A.ssured D.estruction
4. Human Sadness
5. Where No Eagles Fly
6. Father Electricity
7. Johan Von Bronx
8. Business Dog
9. Xerox
10. Dare I Care
11. Nintendo Blood
12. Off to War…
JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ TOUR DATES
October 16                                               Philadelphia, PA                                       Electric Factory
October 17                                               Washington DC                                                 9:30 Club
October 18                                             Charlottesville, VA                                  Jefferson Theatre
October 20                                              Chattanooga, TN                                                  Track 29
October 21                                                 Nashville, TN                            Marathon Music Works
October 22                                                  Atlanta, GA                                                Masquerade
October 25                                                   Tampa, FL                                           Coral Skies Fest
October 26                                                West Palm, FL                                        Coral Skies Fest
October 28                                               Birmingham, AL                                                  Iron City
October 30                                                   Austin, TX                                                          Emo’s
October 31                                                 Houston, TX                                          House of Blues
November 1                                                  Dallas, TX                  Chive Fest at South Fork Ranch
November 5                                              Santa Ana, CA                                      The Observatory
November 6                                             Los Angeles, CA                                       Wiltern Theatre
November 9                                            San Francisco, CA                                      Regency Center
November 11                                              Portland, OR                                        Crystal Ballroom
November 12                                            Vancouver, BC                                              Commodore
November 13                                               Seattle, WA                                                     Showbox
November 17                                          Minneapolis, MN                                                First Ave
November 18                                               Chicago, IL                                                        The Vic
November 19                                               Detroit, MI                                                        The Vic
November 21                                              Toronto, ON                                                  Kool Haus
November 22                                             Montreal, QC                  Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile
November 25                                            New York, NY                             Hammerstein Ballroom
November 26                                              Boston, MA                                           House of Blues

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George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 to be released Sept 22



GEORGE HARRISON: THE APPLE YEARS 1968-75 
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23

GEORGE'S FIRST SIX SOLO ALBUMS REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOGUE MASTERS FOR CD AND DIGITAL RELEASE,
AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY AND IN A BOX SET WITH EXCLUSIVE DVD AND BOOK


Los Angeles - September 2, 2014 - Universal Music Group and the Harrison family are proud to announce that George Harrison's first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles' Apple Records label, have been digitally remastered from the original analogue masters for CD and digital release on September 23 by Capitol/UMe. Wonderwall MusicElectronic SoundAll Things Must PassLiving In The Material World,Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It) are available now for preorder, both individually in digipaks and together within the deluxe, eight-disc boxed edition, The Apple Years 1968-75. Designed to complement Harrison's 2004 collection, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92, the new box features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage.   The Apple Yearsbox also includes an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images. 

This project has been overseen by George's son, Dhani Harrison: "I am so happy that what we started a decade ago by releasing The Dark Horse Years is now complete with the release of his first six albums as The Apple Years. Some of these records have long been out of print, and so I cannot wait for music lovers to get their hands on these newly remastered versions. It's a very proud moment for us, and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us in any way to achieve this."

The six albums have been digitally restored and remastered at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles by a GRAMMY® Award-winning team of engineers including Paul Hicks, Gavin Lurssen, and Reuben Cohen.  Wonderwall MusicLiving In The Material WorldDark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It) are all newly expanded with previously unreleased or rare additional tracks. All Things Must Pass includes the five extra tracks first released in 2001.  

Max Hole, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group International, said: "George Harrison is a musical icon and one of the most imaginative and influential artists of all time. It's been great for us to work with Dhani and Olivia Harrison and all of the team behind The Apple Years project, a vital part of his legacy."



"The album was a film soundtrack but as a standalone vision it embraces a glorious multiverse of sonorous vignettes like nothing I've ever heard. It speaks of a fearless heart." - Nitin Sawney

Released in November 1968, George Harrison's Wonderwall Music was the first soloalbum released by a member of The Beatles and the first LP to be released by Apple Records. The soundtrack music for director Joe Massot's debut feature-length film, Wonderwall, the predominantly instrumental album is an intricate, vibrant tapestry of Western rock music and compositions in an Indian classical style. In 1992, George recalled, "I decided to do it as a mini-anthology of Indian music, because I wanted to help turn the public on to Indian music."  Three bonus tracks have been added to the remastered album:  "In The First Place" by Liverpool group The Remo Four, who played the rock elements of the recording sessions, a previously unreleased alternate take of "The Inner Light," and the previously unreleased "Almost Shankara," a raga that was not used in the film or for the soundtrack LP. The booklet also includes a new essay of appreciation by the acclaimed musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawney and newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.


"Squalls of cavernous sound, white noise explosions, beautiful delicate patterns, the sound was wild and fluid and bore no relation to George's other work." - Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers)

As a direct result of The Beatles' keen curiosity about experimental music and other avant-garde artistic expression, Apple Records launched its short-lived Zapple subsidiary in February 1969 as a forum for unfettered sonic exploration, or, as announced at the time, "more freaky sounds." George's Electronic Sound and John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions, both released in May 1969, were Zapple's only releases before it was closed down.  Electronic Sound's cover art, painted by George, depicts his Moog IIIP (which was later used on four tracks by The Beatles on their album Abbey Road) with the four modules from which the sound was synthesized. Each side of the Electronic Sound LP featured one exploratory long-form work. However, the American version of the album placed the pieces on opposite sides to the UK record, but with the same titles retained on the labels. Consequently, there has been confusion about which track is which. Research for the out-of-print album's new release revealed that the UK LP was correct with "Under The Mersey Wall" on Side 1 and "No Time Or Space" on Side 2. The CD booklet includes new essays by The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands and Dhani Harrison, as well as newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.


"It is both an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture, a triumph over artistic modesty, even frustration. In this extravaganza of piety and sacrifice and joy the music itself is no longer the only message." - Ben Gerson (excerpt, 1971 Rolling Stone review)

All Things Must Pass was released by Apple Records in November 1970. Co-produced by Harrison and Phil Spector, many musicians contributed to the album, including Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Pete Drake, Gary Wright, Klaus Voormann, members of Badfinger, players from Delaney and Bonnie band, and John Barham. The triple-LP topped charts around the world and earned universal acclaim as a rock masterpiece.  George became the first Beatle to have a solo number one single in both the UK and America with the album's lead single, "My Sweet Lord," which introduced his signature slide guitar playing.  George co-wrote the album's opening track, "I'd Have You Anytime" with his friend Bob Dylan, who also wrote another song on the landmark album, "If Not For You."  The new package includes the five additional tracks added to the album's 2001 reissue: "I Live For You" (outtake), "Beware Of Darkness" (demo), "Let It Down" (alternative version), "What Is Life" (backing track), and "My Sweet Lord (2000)."


"What we need isn't material, it's spiritual. We need some other form of peace and happiness." - George Harrison (1967)

In May 1973 came the release of George's second studio album of new songs, Living In The Material World.  He was joined in the studio by several musician friends who had also played on All Things Must Pass and others like Jim Keltner, with whom he had worked during The Concert for Bangladesh concerts in 1971.  The album and its lead single, "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" both reached number one in America and on charts around the world. The spiritual nature of Living In The Material World, described by Rolling Stone as "miraculous in its radiance," is also reflected in the inclusion of an illustration from the Bhagavad-Gita in the artwork. The new release adds a remix of the single version of "Bangla Desh," which has previously been available only on The Best Of George Harrison (1976), as well as two B-sides included on the album's 2006 reissue, "Deep Blue" and "Miss O'Dell."


"To write a song is, to me, more a case of being the vehicle to get over that feeling of that moment, of that time." - George Harrison  

Released in December 1974, Dark Horse capped a prolific year for George, during which he had established his own Dark Horse record label, built a recording studio in his Friar Park home in England, and completed an ambitious tour of North America.  Throughout the year, Harrison produced albums for several artists while also recording his own. The songs on the LP document both George's fallibility, in "Simply Shady," and his spirituality, in "It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna)."  Dark Horse reached the top five in America, sounding a high note at the end of Harrison's rather frenetic year. The new release adds "I Don't Care Anymore," a sought after B-side making its CD debut, and a previously unreleased early, acoustic take of "Dark Horse." The CD booklet includes newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.
  

"The songs on Extra Texture are as introspective as any of George's albums.  The first track is what he would call a pop song and the last song is an eccentric homage to Bonzo Dog "Legs" Larry Smith. But in between are tracks with strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. They are moody and personal and some of my favourites." - Olivia Harrison

In late 1974, George returned to California to record his next album, the soul-tinged Extra Texture (Read All About It), his final album to be released through Apple Records. Leon Russell played piano on "Tired Of Midnight Blue," and for some of the sessions, Harrison was joined by guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, plus Jim Keltner, Paul Stallworth, and David Foster from new band Attitudes, who were later signed by George's newly formed Dark Horse label.  Two of the LP's songs date from 1974 sessions for Dark Horseat George's home studio: the soulful love song "Can't Stop Thinking About You" and the backing track of "His Name Is 'Legs' (Ladies & Gentlemen)."  The new release adds "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)," a song Harrison rerecorded in 1992 as a demo for Dave Stewart, who plays electric guitar on it. More than ten years later, the track received overdubs by Ringo Starr on drums, Dhani Harrison on guitar, and vocalist Kara DioGuardi.  The CD booklet includes newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.

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The Apple Years 1968-1975 brings together these six albums for the first time in one beautifully presented collection. Remastered with meticulous care and attention to detail, George Harrison's Apple albums now sound better than ever before. Olivia and Dhani Harrison believe that, with the release of these albums,many songs that were undervalued when first issued will now have new light shone upon them. There are many gems in the box awaiting fresh discovery or reevaluation.



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