Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across my virtual desk.
Deltron 3030 is excited to release “Melding of the Minds,” a new track featuring Zack De La Rocha. The track, which is available for stream/embed HERE, is off their upcoming album Deltron 3030: Event II.
Dan the Automator described Zack De La Rocha’s involvement on the track, saying “Zack was a logical choice to be on this song because of the spirit of the record. He’s iconic in his political leanings. He brought along a feeling of tension, one that exists between the little man and big corporations/goverment.” The new album is currently available for pre-order in deluxe and standard digital editions as well as vinyl and instrumental vinyl. Deltron 3030: Event II will be released on October 1st, 2013 via Bulk Recordings.
Deltron 3030 will be touring this fall in support of Deltron 3030: Event II. The tour will feature a sixteen-piece orchestra — dubbed the 3030 Orchestra — on select dates, noted below, in addition to the three-piece touring band. Additionally, Juan Alderete, known for his work in The Mars Volta and Racer X, will play bass on the October leg of the tour. The tour will begin on October 8th in Boston at Paradise and end on October 25th at Mountain Oasis Festival in Asheville, with more dates to be announced soon. Full tour dates are below.
Deltron 3030: Event II tracklist:
1. Stardate (ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
2. The Return
3. Pay the Price
4. Nobody Can (ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOL Nation)
5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
6. Melding of the Minds (ft. Zach De La Rocha)
7. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
8. Back in the Day (ft. The Lonely Island)
9. Talent Supersedes (ft. Black Rob)
10. Look Across the Sky (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
11. The Future of Food (ft. David Chang)
12. What Is This Loneliness (ft. Damon Albarn and Casual)
13. My Only Love (ft. Emily Wells)
14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
15. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
16. Do You Remember (ft. Jamie Cullum)
Deltron 3030: Event II is Deltron 3030’s long-awaited successor to their self-titled cult-classic debut. Deltron 3030 — composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala. Individually, the collaborators of Deltron 3030 stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together as Deltron 3030, they warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds with Deltron 3030, an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals of underground hip-hop.
Del The Funky Homosapien, founder of Oakland’s seminal Hieroglyphics crew, launched his career as part of his cousin Ice Cube’s posse, da Lench Mob, and gained recognition as a top-tier hiphop verbalist with his 1991 debut, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, featuring the memorable tracks “Mistadobalina” and “Dr. Bombay.” He would release three more albums -1993’s No Need for Alarm, 1998’s Future Development and 2000’s Both Sides of the Brain – before joining with Nakamura and Koala for Deltron 3030.
Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, the architect of the sonic landscape within which Del and Koala work their magic, first captivated the hiphop underground with Dr. Octagonacologyst, his collaboration with Ultramagnetic MC’s Kool Keith. He went on to produce Cornershop’s breakout album, When I Was Born for the 7th Time, and to team up with fellow superproducer Prince Paul under the name Handsome Boy Modeling School, before forming Deltron 3030 with Del and Koala.
Kid Koala, a native of Vancouver whose turntablism mixtape Scratchcratchratchatch, recorded on cassette while a university student, brought him to the attention of superstar British DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut; the duo signed him as the first North American artist on their new label Ninja Tune, launched as a haven for the world’s most exceptional DJ and EDM talent. A year into his signing, Koala met Nakamura at the New York show of his first U.S. tour; the two hit it off immediately, and – beginning with Deltron – Koala became one of The Automator’s most frequent collaborators.
Deltron 3030 Tour Dates:
10/8 – Paradise – Boston, MA
10/9 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY #
10/10 – Howard Theater – Washington DC
10/11 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
10/13 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA #
10/14 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY #
10/16 – Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON
10/18 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
10/19 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL #
10/20 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/23 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/25 – Mountain Oasis Festival – Asheville, NC #
11/10 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX #
11/15 – Boom Fest – Denver, CO #
# – ft. 3030 Orchestra
Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish have announced new U.S. fall dates! See below for their co-headline dates with Goldfinger, as well as dates with Five Iron Frenzy! In addition to the North American run, the band will be touring South America with Goldfinger next month as well as playing at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare in Pomona, CA on October 27. A UK co-headliner with Less Than Jake and special guest Zebrahead kicks off in late January.
Sept 27 Baltimore, MD Power Plant Live
October 12th: Sao Paulo, Brazil – WROS Festival (with Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake, Strung Out, Pulley)
October 16th: Rosario, Argentina – Pugliesi (with Goldfinger)
October 18th: Buenos Aires, Argentina – El Teatro Flores (with Goldfinger)
October 20th: Panama City, Panama – Carpa Ford Cincuentenario (with Goldfinger)
October 27 – Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare LA Fairplex Pomona, CA- www.greatamericannightmare.com
Oct 30 Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University (with Dirtyheads)
Co-headline Dates with Goldfinger* (11/1-11/3, 11/10-11/13)
Dates with Five Iron Frenzy 11/5-11/10 + 11/15)*
11/1/13: Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (with Goldfinger)
11/2/13: Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing (with Goldfinger)
11/3/13: Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live (with Goldfinger)
11/5/13: Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte (with Five Iron Frenzy)
11/6/13: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring (with Five Iron Frenzy)
11/7/13: Boston, MA – Royale Boston (with Five Iron Frenzy)
11/9/13: Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater (with Five Iron Frenzy)
11/10/13: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (with Goldfinger and Five Iron Frenzy)
11/12/13: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater (with Goldfinger)
11/13/13: Huntington, NY – The Paramount (with Goldfinger)
11/15/13: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (with Five Iron Frenzy)
2014 UK Co-Headlining w/ Less Than Jake w/ special guests Zebrahead
Jan. 29th Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
Jan 30th Dublin, Ireland – the Academy
Feb. 1st Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall
Feb 2nd Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Feb 3rd Manchester, UK – Academy
Feb 4th Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
Feb 5th Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
Feb 6th Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Feb 7th Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Feb 8th Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Feb 10th Norwich, UK – UEA
Feb 11th Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
Feb 12th Portsmouth, UK – Pyramids
Feb 13th Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
Feb 14th London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
Feb 15th London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
February 22 – 26th the Rock Boat Cruise Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay (info: http://www.therockboat.com )
*All tickets for these shows go on sale on Friday September 20!
The American hardcore metal legend PRO-PAIN are set to release their new studio album The Final Revolution on November 25th, 2013 (Germany: November 22nd, 2013; US/Canada: December 3rd, 2013).
The Final Revolution tracklisting:
2.One Shot One Kill
4.Problem Reaction Solution
5.The Final Revolution
6.Can’t Stop The Pain
7.All Systems Fail
9.Fall From Grace
12.Under The Gun
13.Life’s Hard – Live 2010 (bonus track digi)
14.Get Real – Live 2010 (bonus track digi)
15.Party In Paris – UK Subs cover (bonus track digi)
The Final Revolution was recorded, mixed, and mastered by V.O. Pulver (Gurd) at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland from August 18th to August 29th, 2013.
The standard release will feature twelve brand-new tracks. There will be other configurations available as well, in the form of a Digipak and a Gatefold Album. The Digipak will contain bonus material (including live tracks plus a UK Subs cover) and a foldout poster.
PRO-PAIN live 2013
18.10. US-Port Charlotte, FL – Voodoo
19.10. US-Lake Worth, FL – The Speakeasy
29.11. D-Annaberg-Buchholz – Alte Brauerei
14.12. CH-Düdingen – Bad Bonn
20.12. D-Eisleben – Wiesenhaus
21.12. D-Berlin – Huxleys
PRO-PAIN live 2014
10-11.07. D-Rieden – G.O.N.D. Festival
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Anthony Green will release his newest solo offering Young Legs on November 12th via his own newly launched imprint Moshtradamus Records. The album’s first single “Breaker” premiered on RollingStone.com – click here to listen – who expresses the track, “…opens with dramatic keys and bracing percussion, and is an extension of the singer-songwriter’s past work.” Fans can click here to also share and embed the track.
Anthony Green Fall 2013 Tour Dates:
With Brick + Mortar:
November 7, 2013 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
November 8, 2013 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
November 9, 2013 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
November 10, 2013 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Clu
With Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases) & Brick + Mortar:
November 12, 2013 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
November 13, 2013 Murray, UT @ Murray Theatre
November 15, 2013 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 16, 2013 Portland, OR @Hawthorne Theater
November 18, 2013 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
November 19, 2013 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Co.
November 21, 2013 Pomona, CA @The Glass House
November 22, 2013 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
November 23, 2013 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
November 25, 2013 Dallas, TX @ Trees
November 26, 2013 Austin, TX @Mohawk
November 27, 2013 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
With Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases) & Psychic Babble:
November 29, 2013 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
November 30, 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
December 1, 2013 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
December 3, 2013 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
December 4, 2013 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
December 5, 2013 Columbus ,OH @ A&R Music Bar
December 6, 2013 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
December 7, 2013 Baltimore, MD @OttoBar
December 10, 2013 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
December 11, 2013 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
December 12, 2013 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
December 13, 2013 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
December 14, 2013 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
For more information:
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are pleased to announce their annual Holiday Tour. These dates kick off the day after Christmas December 26th in Washington, DC and run through New Year’s Eve December 31st in Brooklyn, NY. Support on the dates from December 26th through December 28th will come from Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band. Support on the dates from December 29th through December 31st will be provided by Into Another and Lionize. Tickets for fan club members go on sale Wednesday September 18th and for the general public Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st.
Holiday Tour Dates:
12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
A full list of tour dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.
CLUTCH will kick off the October leg of the “Earth Rocker” tour, October 25th in Hampton Beach, NH, Immediately followed by a festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at “Localpalooza” on October 26th. Support on the shows from October 27th through November 23rd will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks.
Look for the CLUTCH song “Electric Worry” to be featured in the upcoming TV trailers for the new movie “Machete Kills”, the sequel to “Machete” starring Danny Trejo. The movie is out October 11th in North America. CLUTCH has signed on with Fox Sports to use the song “The Regulator” in their programming. The song will be used during Fox’s coverage of College Football, MLB, NFL and NASCAR. Additionally CLUTCH’s song “Crucial Velocity” will be featured in the mobile version of Need For Speed, which will be released in February 2014
Earth Rocker was released March 19th via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. The album then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks. The album also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release Earth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.
Earth Rocker is available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store.
Out October 8th, you can preorder the More Is Than Isn’t LP, CD, or download on it on iTunes now. The iTunes pre-order includes an instant grat of “Temperamental.”
RJD2 Tour Dates:
Fri. Sep. 28 – Norridgewock, ME @ Great North Music and Arts Festival – Last Breath Farm
Fri. Oct. 4 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 [Hard NYC]
Fri. Oct. 11 – Adams, TN @ Fly Free Fest
Fri. Oct. 18 – Pontiac, MI @ Elektricity Nightclub
Fri. Nov. 8 – Sun. Nov. 10 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fri. Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Fri. Nov. 22 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
Fri. Dec. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
Fri. Jan. 31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Click here to download “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request”.
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Former members of the West Coast rap collective Oldominion, rappers JFK and Onry Ozzborn are now a two-man hip-hop team known as Grayskul. From their first tour in 2004 to their upcoming album Zenith, Grayskul have a decade of experience in the indie rap scene under their belts. In 2005 they released their first label-backed album, Deadlivers, on underground hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment. They have since released a number of tour-only albums as well as releases through Rhymesayers, and a collaborative album with producer Maker titled Graymaker. Grayskul have recently signed onto Fake Four Inc., and are releasing their new album Zenith on the label soon. The albums guests include Aesop Rock, Raekwon, Solilla, Moodie Black, and sound engineering by Zebulon Dak (who’s resume includes working with Aceyalone and Techn9ne).