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Press Release Roundup: February 5

posted February 6, 2016, 12:00 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Festivals, Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 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.

The Grammys

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BROADWAY CAST OF “HAMILTON” RETURNS MUSICAL THEATER TO THE GRAMMY® STAGE

The GRAMMY®-nominated musical “Hamilton” ushers Broadway back to the GRAMMY Awards® stage after a more than five-year hiatus. GRAMMY winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast will perform a number from the acclaimed musical on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, directly from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, marking one of only four times that the GRAMMY telecast has featured a performance live via satellite. Watch a video of the “Hamilton” cast announcing their upcoming GRAMMY performance.

The “Hamilton” performance will be the eighth time in history that musical theater has been featured on the GRAMMY Awards. Previous Broadway productions featured on the telecast include “Godspell” (1972); “The Magic Show” (1975); “Sophisticated Ladies” (1982); “La Cage Aux Folles” (1984); “Will Rogers Follies” (1992); “Riverdance” and “Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk” (1997); and, most recently, “American Idiot” (2010).

“The ‘Hamilton’ cast and crew are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year’s GRAMMY Awards,” said Miranda, “Hamilton” creator, writer, and lead performer. “The music community’s response to our cast album has been overwhelming, and we’re honored to be a part of such a special night. To perform from our home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre is a dream come true.”

Music’s Biggest Night® just got bigger with can’t-miss moments and more than 11 new performers just added to the star-studded lineup. Nominee Justin Bieber will join fellow nominees Diplo and Skrillex to perform their GRAMMY®-nominated hit “Where Are Ü Now,” marking the duo known as Jack Ü’s first live television performance. Album Of The Year nominee Chris Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY winners Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will light the GRAMMY stage in collaboration with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke, and surprise special guests. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry promise an electric television debut with their rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires. Previously announced performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.

A rock collective founded by heavy metal powerhouse Alice Cooper, The Hollywood Vampires are past GRAMMY-nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp, and GRAMMY-winner Joe Perry. Joining the Vampires will be GRAMMY-winner Matt Sorum on drums, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Artist proceeds from the Hollywood Vampires’ self-titled album will benefit The Recording Academy’s health and human services charity, MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need.

Legendary blues guitarist, 15-time GRAMMY winner, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient B.B. King died at age 89 in May 2015. King’s discography totaled more than 50 albums, including 1965’s Live At The Regal, one of four King recordings to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.

Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT..

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Mortiis

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MORTIIS COMMENTS ON BEING PART OF FIRST- EVER FULL BLACK METAL SCORE IN EMPEROR’S ‘IN THE NIGHTSIDE ECLIPSE’

For the first time ever, composer Martin Romberg has taken on the task of transcribing influential black metal into full classical sheet music, beginning with Emperor’s 1994 masterpiece In the Nightside Eclipse.”Martin has clearly put a lot of time and effort into transferring the Nightside Eclipse record into actual sheet music,” said original Emperor bassist Mortiis, “and it’s cool to be a small part of that.” The 72-page score includes all instruments and chord analysis for study and performance.

In the 20 years since In the Nightside Eclipse’s release, Mortiis has gone on an eponymous journey that began as solo dark, ambient music and has since evolved into a full band playing equally dark, angry, industrial-influenced heavy music. Mortiis’ long-awaited new album will be available March 4.

Porches

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Porches new album Pool is out via Domino on February 5th, and ahead of its release, the band is pleased to share a new song and video, ‘Be Apart’. “’Be Apart’ is sort of about moving to New York City and wanting to belong. It’s about nightlife, about being taken away, losing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go. I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside.” This video comes off the back of the previously released ‘Hour’, which features Maine’s partner and frequent collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos.

Next month marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, Porches’ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in his Manhattan apartment, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York – I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context. This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings.”

Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour, starting March 9 in Washington, DC. The tour is a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, and will feature Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

PORCHES TOUR DATES
Wed Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel
Thurs Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Matter
Fri Mar 11 || Chapel Hill, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom
Sat Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival
Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth
Mon Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder
Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters
Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest
Mon Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake
Tues Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court
Wed Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest

Maurice White- Earth, Wind and Fire

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Neil Portnow released the following statement about Maurice White’s death below. #RIP

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Maurice White
Feb. 4, 2016

We are very saddened to learn of the passing of seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Maurice White. A founding member and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, who are receiving our Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Maurice was the guiding force behind the group’s success and helped create hit songs such as “Shining Star,” “September,” “After The Love Has Gone,” and so many memorable others. His unerring instincts as a musician and showman helped propel the band to international stardom, influencing countless fellow musicians in the process. While he will be greatly missed, Maurice’s contributions to music will live on. We offer our condolences to his family, friends and creative collaborators.

Canadian Music Week

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Canadian Music Week (CMW) is thrilled to announce additional performers to this years festival line up. Newly announced artists include Black Lips, Wild Nothing, X Ambassadors, Coleman Hell, Ho99o9, NAO, Mura Masa, White Lung, No Joy and more. See below for full list of new additions. From May 2 – 8, CMW will once again showcase hundreds of artists at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.

NEW ARTISTS ADDED:
Acid Dad
Black Lips
Big Black Delta
Bob Mould
Boulevards
Busty and the Bass
Cheatahs
Coleman Hell
Cold Creek County
Common Deer
Corners
D.R.A.M
Death Valley Girls
Diet Cig
Dr. Boogie
Fat White Family
Gilligan Moss
Haunted Summer
Heat
Ho99o9
Humans
Ivory Hours
Kevin Abstract
La Sera
Låpsley
Laura Stevenson
Lisa Leblanc
Meat Wave
Memory Tapes
Mothers
Mura Masa
Nao
Night Lovell
No Joy
No Sinner
Public Access TV
Radio Radio
Royal Canoe
Royal Wood
SAFE
Smino
SWMRS
Tommy Stinson
TOPS
Wet Secrets
Wild Nothing
White Lung
X Ambassadors

To see full list of artists performing at CMW please visit: HERE!

This year will also feature key showcases from SiriusXM, Jim Beam, Dine Alone Records, M for Montreal and Brooklyn Vegan, Music Glue, Communion, NeXT, Pop Montreal, Exclaim, The Academy, Rap Season, The Remix Project, Music BC, Music Nova Scotia, Music Canada, Music from Ireland, United Talent Agency and many many more.

Stay tuned for more programming announcements!

Droids Attack

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February 26, 2016 will see the release of Sci-Fi or Die, the 4th full length offering from DROIDS ATTACK. The journey towards the completion of this masterpiece reads a tad like science fiction…..

Today the band unleashes their second song from Sci-Fi or Die, an epic eight and a half minute entitled “Mashenomak”. The song is streaming exclusive via Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”. Check it out HERE HERE!

Sci-Fi or Die is available for pre-order physically HERE and digitally HERE!.

Madison impresario and retro arcade game fanatic Brad Van started DROIDS ATTACK back in 2000 and has been its driving force ever since. Obsessed with tone, great riffs and a cohesive vision, Van created the music that is Sci-Fi or Die after being courted by an independent label on the heels of their 2011 release, “Must Destroy.” After a few tours and some amazing opportunities, Van was determined to continue the band’s forward momentum into the next release, and began the writing process in earnest. In a little over a year’s time, a body of work was amassed. It was 2013.

Mark Whitcomb (Things Fall Apart, Last Crack) was chosen to engineer and record Sci-Fi or Die, and in February of 2014 DROIDS ATTACK laid down the majority of the disc’s foundation at DNA Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Immediately following the sessions, the guitars were re-recorded, vocals done and redone, heaping layers of percussion, keyboards, and obligatory sax solos added. Songs were mixed, new studio gear was purchased, and new sonic avenues were discovered. Songs were re-evaluated and more guitars were re-recorded before being remixed. It was all scrutinized down to the last note before being sent off to Masterdisk to be mastered by Roger Lian (Slayer, Pantera), who mastered and remastered it a couple of times before everything… felt… right.

Brad Van’s uncompromising vision has borne a rich landscape of titanic riffs and an apocalyptic alien landscape. At long last, the CD is no longer science fiction. DROIDS ATTACK have plans to tour and support Sci-Fi or Die in 2016.

Sci-Fi or Die Track Listing:
1. Die Glocke
2. New Plague
3. Clawhammer Suicide
4. Brahma Astra
5. Mashenomak
6. Mashenomak Strikes Again
7. The Maze
8. Rebirth
9. The Annunaki
10. Enoch

Art of Cool Fest

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Peep the new lineup additions above! Get tix HERE!

Alessia Cara

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What an incredible year 2015 has been for this 19 year old Brampton singer/songwriter. Her debut single “Here” has topped over 3 Billboard charts, went double platinum in the US and is inching towards the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This spring, Alessia Cara will perform at the 2016 JUNO Awards in Calgary, Alberta. This will be Alessia’s first time attending the JUNO Awards and being nominated. Her hit single “Here” is nominated for the coveted Single of the Year and R&B Soul Recording of the Year. Alessia is also nominated for Breathrough Artist of the Year and JUNO Fan Choice Award. Tune into the JUNO Awards on April 3rd on CTV to find out which hardware Alessia will take home.

Francesco Yates

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Francesco Yates has spent the better part of 2015 ruling the Canadian radio airwaves with his infectious pop hit single “Better To Be Loved”. He followed up with his single “Call” and a huge collaboration with Robin Schulz, “Sugar” which was named the #1 most viral single of the year on Spotify. This will be Francesco’s first JUNO nomination, for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. For more news and updates on Francesco Yates visit www.FrancescoYates.com

KING

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KING is happy to announce their debut album We Are KING is out via their own label, KING Creative! Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s ’10 New Artists You Need To Know,’ KING continues to make waves in the music scene, including selling out their Atlanta and Philadelphia shows almost immediately, with Atlanta selling so fast the performance upgraded to a venue twice the size as was previously booked! No stranger to NPR raves, their debut EP garnered critical acclaim with the outlet, stating “Not only does KING establish itself squarely amongst 21st – Century soul electronica with stargazing synth chords; the LA based group also stands out from many other female combos by writing, producing, singing and handling nearly all of its songs’ instrumentation.”

NPR states, “KING excels at setting a mood. The group’s music conjures an all-encompassing, dreamy, Utopian vibe;” and the album released today is being called “a well-rounded introduction to the trio with eclectic tracks” by the Chicago Sun Times.

They received raves in Billboard, Village Voice, Glamour, The Sunday Times and Guardian and Stereogum (Album of the Week) to name just a few; and Brooklyn Vegan states, “They’ve got a sound that simultaneously recalls classic soul and fits right in with the kind of psychedelic R&B that’s been a dominating force these past few years.”

Take a break from everything and give the long-awaited album a listen here!

Saturday, February 6th @ U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Sunday, February 7th @ Ortleib’s Lounge, Philadelphia, PA *SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 9th @ Pike Room, Pontiac, MI
Thursday, February 11th @ Society For The Preservation of Arts & Culture, Evanston, IL *SOLD OUT
Friday, February 12th @ Icehouse, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, February 13th @ Barboza, Seattle, WA
Sunday, February 14th @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Tuesday, February 16th @ The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Friday, February 19th @ Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, February 27th @ The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC *SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 28th @ Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Monday, February 29th @ Vinyl ATL, Atlanta, GA *SOLD OUT
Wednesday, March 3rd@ San Jose Jazz Winterfest, San Jose, CA

José Rivera, Jr.​

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NYC-based Puerto Rican-American performing artist and choreographer José Rivera, Jr.​ has released a gorgeous, immersive video cover of Adele’s song “When We Were Young,” directed by Blake Pruitt. In the video, he grapples with his feminine and masculine identities while reflecting on memories of a past lover, seeking to address his own body dysmorphia through physical expression.

Says Rivera, “I create accessible work in a digital, shareable format to inspire change and encourage conversation on how we perceive our physical selves. The response to my live work OF CAKE & VANITY (inspired directly by my dysmorphia) created a dialogue on mental health between friends, family, and me. Seeing live performance is a privilege. Theater and most live performance was not accessible to me as a +60lb overweight gay Latino teen with an abusive, controlling father. Videos on my computer and smartphone were an escape for a physically and emotionally trapped kid. By queering traditional narratives, my work provides visibility for bodies of all backgrounds, ethnicities, shapes, sizes, and identities in an effort to merge them with pop cultural norms i.e. ‘making difference mainstream.'”

Video credits:
Directed & Edited: Blake Pruitt
Choreography: Ali Perkins
Band: Jordan Auber, Percussion Steve Conroy, Bass Albert Goold, Keyboard Max Yassky, Drums
Dancers: Alexa Andres, Andrew Chung, Becca Co, Rebecca Marie Hidalgo, Justin Robert Thomas Smith
Camera: Dan Rodriguez
Mobile Recording: Cesar G | cesargmusic@gmail.com
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Belle Starr

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Belle Starr, the talented trio of Stephanie Cadman, Kendel Carson and Miranda Mulholland, are looking forward to packing up their fiddles and hitting the road this February. Their winter tour will kick off in Red Deer on February 5th and continue across the country throughout the month, including stops in Calgary, Cranbrook, Eugene, OR and Toronto. The group will be capturing their performances for a forthcoming LIVE EP and show details can be found at: http://bellestarr.ca/. Pick up their debut album on iTunes now!

Stephanie had this to share about the upcoming tour: “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road with Belle Starr this February! Miranda and Kendel are some of my favourite people to make music with on and off stage! It’s going to a wonderful reunion tour, excited to see many friends along the way!”

Miranda, Kendel and Stephanie make an impressive trio, and bring experience from all genres. As busy solo artists, Miranda is a member of indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers and founder of Roaring Girl Records; Kendel is well known in the Americana world, in part from her work with songwriter Chip Taylor; and Stephanie is a prize-winning fiddler and dancer and recently was featured in the Toronto production of ONCE. From treasured Canadian indies to the marquee icons, Belle Starr puts their twist on the old time folk resurgence, tuning their fiddles to the more recent past. Be sure to catch them this winter!

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri, Feb 5 – Red Deer, AB @ Fratters Speakeasy
Sat, Feb 6 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill
Sun, Feb 7 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mercury Room
Wed, Feb 10 – Cranbrook, BC @ Stage Door
Fri, Feb 12 – Coquitlam, BC @ Evergreen Cultural Centre – Studio Theatre
Sat, Feb 13 – Auburn, WA @ Auburn Avenue Theatre
Sun, Feb 14 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
Wed, Feb 17 – Bremerton, WA @ Admiral Theatre
Sat, Feb 20 – New Martinsville, WV @ Lewis Wetzel Family Centre
Tues, Feb 23 – Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern
Wed, Feb 24 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware
Thurs, Feb 25 – Wakefield, ON @ The Black Sheep Inn
Sat, Feb 27 – Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak Performing Arts Centre
Sun, Feb 28 – Stanstead, QC @ Standstead House Concert
Sat, March 5 – Highgate, ON @ Mary Webb Centre

Nada Surf

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Nada Surf has released the first video from their new album YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. The euphoric clip directed by Spencer Gentz depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately picked up by the Wall Street Journal who gave the video its premiere today.

Out March 4, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE is Nada Surf’s eighth record and fifth for Barsuk. It was produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording n Hoboken, NJ, and marks the band’s first as an official quartet with the core unit – singer/ songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot – joined by Doug Gillard on guitar. Fans can pre-order the record now.

“Cold To See Clear” is already getting traction across the country at stations like KCRW, KEXP, WFUV, KCSN and more. The band premiered the album track “Believe You’re Mine” with the announcement of the forthcoming release of YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE last month on KEXP’s John In The Morning and Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW simultaneously. The track shot to the top of the HypeMachine charts, was picked up by influential blogs like STEREOGUM and BROOKLYN VEGAN and was playlisted by MOJO who said “swooning with melody, this ‘up’ heartbreaker from the band’s forthcoming You Know Who You Are album charms as it mines emotional voids.”

Nada Surf has confirmed the first leg of a North American tour that begins in Chicago, IL, on May 12, 2016 and ends in Boston, MA, on June 4. The complete tour dates are below.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE TRACKLISTING:

Cold to See Clear
Believe You’re Mine
Friend Hospital
New Bird
Out of the Dark
Rushing
Animal
You Know Who You Are
Gold Sounds
Victory’s Yours

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

MAY
12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
13 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
14 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
17 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
19 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
20 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
21 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
22 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
24 – Denver, CO – Bluebird
25 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
27 – Austin, TX – Parish
28 – Dallas, TX – Granada
29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

JUNE
1 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
2 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
3 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
4 – Boston, MA – Paradise

The Roots Picnic

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The legendary Roots crew announced their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016 for their biggest and most diverse event yet. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its ninth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Usher (backed by The Roots), Future, The Roots, Leon Bridges, Blood Orange, Kehlani, Kaytranada, Swizz Beatz, DMX and more (full line up below).The Roots have enlisted Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana to Announce 2016 Roots Picnic Lineup.

Said Shawn Gee, Partner – Maverick, and Exec Producer and Co Founder of Roots Picnic, “We are excited that the Picnic is growing each year. For the second year in a row we have reconfigured the Picnic site to maximize the amount of people that can attend. We are laser focused on building an amazing fan experience and continuing to build a diverse lineup that matches the collective tastes and interests of the curators, Questlove and Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew. This year is going to be a lot of fun!”

The Roots Picnic is an annual sold-out affair that kicks off the summer festival season. Last year’s bill featured the likes of The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky. In previous years, performers at The Roots Picnic have included: The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas, Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., James Murphy (DJ set), Rakim and many more. To get tix, click HERE!

Natalie Lurie

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Out today, Nashville songwriter Natalie Lurie has released her debut single, “No Mercy In The Night.” The track is available at all digital outlets and is the first single from her upcoming EP, No Mercy In The Night, due out March 25. Nashville music blog East of 8th premiered the single saying, “The emotive title track, “No Mercy In The Night,” beautifully showcases Lurie’s celestial vocals against shimmering harp-flavored indie pop.”

Natalie’s fascination with the harp began at age 7 when she spotted the instrument in a music shop. She sat down and began strumming until the shop owner finally asked she and her family to leave because the store was closing. Natalie’s harp studies have taken her across the globe. During her senior year of high school she attended the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. After that, she studied privately in France and Switzerland, before returning to the US where she completed her undergraduate work under renowned harpist Susann McDonald at Indiana University.

Though she is classically trained, Natalie has always held an interest in expanding the harp beyond its traditional classical genre. Before moving to Nashville to pursue songwriting and performing, she spent time in Muscle Shoals, AL working with original session musicians from the 1960s. After releasing No Mercy In The Night this spring, she will move to London to pursue a Master of Arts in Harp Performance at the Royal Academy of Music.

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

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Bay Area-based hip hop group Ensemble Mik Nawooj not only know the vibe of the host city, but also how to craft a crowd pumping track. With that, ESPN reached out to EMN and commissioned a re-working of Marlena Shaw’s classic, “California Soul.” On “California Soul,” bandleader JooWan Kim shares, “ESPN reached out to us about a month ago asking if we’d be interested in doing our version of ‘California Soul’ for their 2016 NFL programming to which we said, ‘yes.’ The main objective was to create a song that embodied a strong sense of energy with varied moods while using 2 primary musical elements from the original track. The result, we believe, is an exciting and upbeat piece which pays homage to the diversity and generous spirit of California. It’s our love song for Cali.”

Silver Snakes

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Rising Los Angeles rock outfit Silver Snakes has released their third album, Saboteur, today via Evil Ink Records. Fans can purchase and stream the album now at the locations below.

BUY:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/saboteur
Amazon Music: http://amzn.to/1T2LHrn
Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/20etJBy

STREAM:
Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/2arz_
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2ROsag2YPQv0dW1qTSgbyc
Tidal: tidal.com/album/54737400
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/evilinkrecords/sets/saboteur
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqtrXRqCWZbTC20T2eFnP2VDhdsCDLtCj

Silver Snakes will kick off their tour with Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw and I The Mighty on February 14th. Tickets are onsale now at http://www.yearofthesnakes.com/.

Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/yearofthesnakes for additional updates.

Silver Snakes Tour Dates:
Feb 14 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Hive (w/I The Mighty)
Feb 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (w/I The Mighty)
Feb 18 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird (w/I The Mighty)
Feb 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre (w/I The Mighty)
Feb 20 – Rochester, NY – The Club @ Water Street (w/I The Mighty)
Feb 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Feb 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Feb 24 – Toronto, ON – Opera House (w/glassjaw)
Feb 25 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Feb 26 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Feb 27 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Feb 28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (w/glassjaw)
Feb 29 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 2 – Washington, DC – Echostage (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 4 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s (w/glassjaw)
Mar 7 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 10 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 11 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 13 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits (w/glassjaw)
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 16 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre (w/glassjaw)
Mar 17 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 18 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall (w/glassjaw)
Mar 19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 21 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 24 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory (w/glassjaw)
Mar 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)
Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, I The Mighty)

Jeff Buckley

‘You and I’ will be released on March 11, 2016.

You and I Tracklist:

1. Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)
2. Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
3. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ (First recorded by Louis Jordan)
4. Grace (original)
5. Calling You (Jevetta Steele cover)
6. Dream Of You And I (original)
7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths cover)
8. Poor Boy Long Way From Home (traditional blues song, Bukka White cover)
9. Night Flight (Led Zeppelin cover)
10. I Know It’s Over (The Smiths cover)

KoolMAX

Music Emissions saw this product at this year’s NAMM Show and thought it would be cool for those who camp and travel. Check out the deets below.

KoolMax: a 40-quart cooler with a 350 watt Bluetooth PA system. It’ll run for 16 hours on a charge, and hold up to 48 cans of drinks. Everything you need for the outdoor activities is here. To find more info on this product, visit
Sondpex’s site HERE!

• 40 qt. cooler holds up to 48 cans or 28 bottles
• Advanced insulation technology keeps ice frozen for up to 3 days
• Wheeled design with long, telescoping handle for easy transport
• Hinged lid with built-in weather resistant storage area for iPad/tablet
• Weather resistant storage and charging area for smart phones
• Wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device
• 350 watts maximum output power
• Two 6.5” Hi-Fi Outdoor water-resistant speakers and
two 2” high performance tweeters
• Plays MP3 and WMA music through USB and SD card Slots
(supports up to 32GB of memory each)
• Built-in FM digital tuner with auto tuning and memory
• Input / output:
XLR microphone/instrument input
1/4 Inch instrument (guitar) input
12 Volt power outlet plug (cigarette lighter port)
2 powered USB ports
2 standard 3.5mm auxiliary inputs
• Built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours of playing time
• 100-240V AC/17V DC adaptor included
• Detachable LED flashlight included
(3 AAA batteries not included)
• Remote control included

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