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Press Release Roundup: April 27

posted April 27, 2015, 11:02 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup | comment Leave a Comment

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, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.




Red Bull Media House Announces Three-Year Partnership to

Co-Produce Bonnaroo Music Festival Global Livestream





Manchester, TN / Santa Monica, CA – April 23, 2015 – Bonnaroo and Red Bull Media House have partnered together to livestream the magic of one of America’s most iconic festivals.  Airing exclusively on Red Bull TV June 11-14, 2015, this year’s festival lineup of more than 100 artists, features talent from the likes of Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes and D’Angelo.


For Bonnaroo fans and music lovers alike who can’t make it out to the farm, the livestream will air on, the Red Bull TV app on Android, iOS and Windows phone, through Apple TV, and Samsung TV’s Red Bull channels, and as a free downloadable app on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Nexus Player, Roku Players, Roku TV models, and Xbox 360. The Red Bull TV stream will also be carried live on the festival’s website, The official Bonnaroo livestream lineup will be announced at a later date.


“We’re excited to partner with Red Bull to create a rich digital destination that extends the Bonnaroo experience beyond the festival grounds,” said Jonathan Mayers, Co-founder, Superfly, Co-creator of Bonnaroo. “Through the Red Bull TV livestream, we’re able to connect with our global community of fans across more platforms than ever to ensure that they’re a part of the festival experience from anywhere in the world.”


Bonnaroo Festival Livestream features include:

  • Three channels that viewers can select from:
    • o   One hosted by Sal Masekela & Ted Stryker featuring exclusive artist interviews, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, unique POV angles and festival highlights for a more curated experience
      • o    Two additional channels each capturing different live performances from the main festival stages for an “all live, all the time” experience
      • Highlight performances available as VoD for 60 days so fans and festival goers alike can relive key moments and replay favorite artist sets
      • Live chat functionality
      • Second screen exclusive bonus footage featuring behind the scenes vignettes and interactive experiences brought to you across Red Bull’s media network of, and it’s social channels and partner outlets


Head to Red Bull TV to set a tune in reminder and get real-time updates about

the Bonnaroo festival livestream.

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For more information on Red Bull TV, contact Nyla Hassell, 310-460-5344, and visit

For more information on Bonnaroo, contact Ken Weinstein, 212-619-1360 and visit

For more information on upcoming Red Bull TV programming featuring live sports events, inspirational films and popular series, as well as the world’s top music festival livestreams including Bonnaroo, visit


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About Bonnaroo

Held on a sprawling 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day immersive experience, celebrating the best in live music entertainment from timeless legends to emerging artists in rock, hip hop, electronic, jazz and Americana.  Since 2002, Bonnaroo has been a staple of the American music festival scene, bringing together hundreds of thousands of attendees in a one of a kind camping environment, to experience more than 100 artists perform across multiple stages.  In addition to live music, Bonnaroo features a curated variety of experiences including a 24-hour cinema, comedy club, beer festival, theater performers, classic arcade and more.  Co-founded by Superfly and AC Entertainment, Bonnaroo is a once in a lifetime experience that happens every June.  Learn more at and onFacebook.   


About Red Bull TV

Red Bull TV is global entertainment for viewers seeking inspiration. Enjoy exclusive access to live sports events, the world’s top music festivals, authentic films and original series.


About Red Bull Media House

A global media company, Red Bull Media House produces, publishes, distributes and licenses high-quality sport, entertainment and educational programming from the areas of Sport & Lifestyle, Nature & Science and Tradition & Inspiration. Its product portfolio includes sport and lifestyle programming, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, as well as print and online magazines, that fascinate and inspire audiences all over the world – through all media channels and on all types of devices.

Death from Above 1979

 Warner Bros. Records 






April 28, 2015 – (Burbank, CA):Globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 release a brand new, creepily compelling video for the track “Virgins” from their critically acclaimed album The Physical World. The visually arresting, provocative video for Virgins was directed by Eva Michon. She also directed Life After Death From Above 1979, the feature documentary that captures the band rise, fall out and epically reunite. The documentary was released late last year and is currently available Check out DFA1979‘s new video for “Virgins” at

“The video takes cues from the lyrics of the song which are a meditation on innocence and coming of age. That very precarious time in life when sex is elusive, maybe even frightening but always compelling” –Jesse and Sebastien


More to come tomorrow when you visit DFA1979‘s official

DFA 1979 broke up in 2006, while their debut album You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine and subsequent remix album continued to sell, making Jesse F. Keeler(bass, synths, backing vocals)and Sebastien Grainger(vocals and drums) an underground/overground sensation. After a 10 year hiatus, they decided to reunite and began performing live shows, picking up right where they left off, never missing a beat. DFA 1979 mark their comeback with their latest album The Physical Worldproduced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis) and released this past September 2014. Their rabid cult has only continued to amass even while the band remained inactive.  The band’s mercurial return has helped fulfilled the DFA1979 void all have experienced and left press 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 World is a triumphant statement. Welcome back fellas, you have been missed.”

– Alternative Press Magazine


All summer 2015 tour dates are listed below:


July 22              Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 23              Tinley Park, IL               First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

July 25              Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center

July 26              White River, IN              Lawn at White River State Park

Aug 7                Mansfield, MA                X-finity Center

Aug 8                Camden, NJ                  Susquehanna Bank Center

Aug 9                Charlotte, NC                PNC Music Pavilion

Aug 13              Tampa, FL                     MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater

Aug 14              West Palm Beach, FL     Coral Sky Amphitheater

Aug 16              New Orleans, LA            Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

Aug 17              Austin, TX                      Austin360 Amphitheater

Aug 19              Houston, TX                   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion pres by Huntsman

Aug 20              Dallas, TX                      Gexa Energy Pavilion

Aug 24              Morrison, CO                  Red Rocks Amphitheater

Aug 26              Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheater

Aug 30              San Diego, CA               Sleep Train Amphitheater



Senses Fail

April 29, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Influential post-hardcore band Senses Fail has announced they will be releasing their highly anticipated, sixth studio album titled Pull The Thorns From Your Heart on June 30th via Pure Noise Records.  As a teaser of what’s to come, the band has partnered with to reveal the record’s first new song and video for their track “The Importance of the Moment of Death.” The new record can be pre-ordered now
Watch the new video for “The Importance of the Moment of Death” now at Noisey.com
Senses Fail frontman Buddy Nielsen has spent his entire life carving out his own path, both musically and personally. His devout dedication to Vipassana meditation and studies of Buddhist teachings have allowed him to find peace within himself, embrace his differences and eventually find comfort in his newfound identification as queer. Buddhism and being queer have direct roles in the creation of his band’s new album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart.
“This record is the complete documentation of my transformative spiritual experience from the darkness to the light,” says Nielsen. “It is the completion of a journey I have been on since I started making music when I was 17. I want this record to be more than just words and music but a blueprint for how through contemplative practice you can come to love, grow and blossom out of the muck of life and into the light. It is not intended to motivate in steps or exact teachings but empower. It is above all a personal story of struggle and realization.”
His journey is told through an intense collection of 11 songs that are sonically a slight departure from Senses Fail’s earlier records while maintaining the passion and delivery that the band’s fans have come to love over the years.
“I wanted the heaviness and anger of the record to not be matched with equal words of despair but words that show growth and change,” he adds. “Most music that represents change and growth is calmer and less abrasive but I wanted to show that friction is what helps spur action. Without the friction, we wouldn’t want to change, we would be content.  Out of darkness is ultimately the opposite, the light., but without opposition there would be no urge to change. Half the record represents the darkness and half the record represents the light, or the appearing of light, the flowering of what the experience is.”
Pull The Thorns From Your Heart is broken up into 4 non sequential acts that are named after Buddhist concepts and teachings, I – Annica & Sacca (Impermanence & Truth, II – Tisarana (The Three Jewels), III – Maransati (Mindfulness of Death) and IV – The Brahmaviharas (The Heavenly Abodes), which provide a blueprint for the overall arc of the record.
The newly released track “The Importance of The Moment of Death” is found in the record’s third act and the video is a personal reflection of Nielsen’s former self.
“The video while not directly reflecting on the lyrics or the topic of the song, represents the world I had been living in, unsafe, unwelcoming and down right fucked up,” Nielsen explains. “It is a mythic representation of how innocence can be forcefully taken away from us as children, leaving us with too much too soon and without the proper coping skills i.e. me!  The clown represents an innocence and in this case a lack of innocence, or the mode by which innocence can be lost. The parents  represent the guardians, the creators, the ones who oversee our growth from childhood to adulthood and the children, the curious initiates. The clown is actually the one who initiates the cruel and premature journey that the children take from backyard party, to striking out in retaliatory violence. During the party, the children, left unsupervised and to their own devices end up clearly getting into things they shouldn’t and being given gifts (by the parents) they shouldn’t get. When the clown arrives, he offers them a ritualistic party favor in the form of a piñata. The piñata dates back to the celebratory festivals and offerings of the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli. The ritual is celebrated and instead of their being candy, there is meat and blood. The children eat it up and pass out. They are then transformed from their former ignorant and blissful child states, into a new mode, a new interpretation of their surroundings.”
Senses Fail are back with their boldest album to date. Catch the band at Vans Warped Tour all summer long and follow them at for additional updates.
Senses Fail Tour Dates:
June 19 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex (Warped Tour)
June 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
June 21 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park/Ventura County Fairgrounds (Warped Tour)
June 23 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park (Warped Tour)
June 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
June 25 – Oklahoma, OK – Remington Park (Warped Tour)
June 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot (Warped Tour)
June 27 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion (Warped Tour)
June 28 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (Warped Tour)
July 1 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds (Warped Tour)
July 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (Warped Tour)
July 3 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park (Warped Tour)
July 4 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field (Warped Tour)
July 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds (Warped Tour)
July 7 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (Warped Tour)
July 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live (Warped Tour)
July 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion (Warped Tour)
July 10 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center (Warped Tour)
July 11 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
July 12 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (Warped Tour)
July 14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (Warped Tour)
July 15 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC (Warped Tour)
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center (Warped Tour)
July 17 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
July 18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Warped Tour)
July 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (Warped Tour)
July 21 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Warped Tour)
July 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center (Warped Tour)
July 24 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
July 25 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
July 26 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park (Warped Tour)
July 27 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
July 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
July 29 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center (Warped Tour)
July 30 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
Aug 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark (Warped Tour)
Aug 2 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 7 – Portland, OR – Portland Stadium Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 8 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
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