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Press Release Roundup: September 21

posted September 22, 2015, 8:18 am by Carlita | Filed Under Music News | 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.

Royal Blood

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Tune in to CBS’s “The Late Late Show With James Corden” tonight at 12:37am/11:37pm EST to watch Royal Blood perform their hit single “Figure It Out.” Royal Blood’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album is out now via Warner Bros. Records and available HERE! The band’s massive US Tour wraps October 9th. Remaining live dates can be found HERE.

Natalia Lafourcade

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The Album ‘Hasta La Raiz’ Is Already Certified Platinum In Mexico;
It Will Be Released Physically In The U.S. This Friday September 25th

Lafourcade Will Headline Her First-Ever Show At Mexico City’s Prestigious Auditorio Nacional (10,000 Capacity) On November 4th

Mexican indie pop darling Natalia Lafourcade launched her U.S. tour yesterday in support of her critically acclaimed album ‘Hasta La Raiz.’ The album will be released physically in the U.S. this Friday September 25th. Lafourcade’s tour includes four stops in California, Irving Plaza (New York City) and more.

The three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Lafourcade just completed a “Buscando Raices” tour across historic theaters in Mexico. The tour included stops in 7 theaters that are more than 100 years old, as part of an effort to promote awareness for the country’s most revered performance halls. In November, Lafourcade will headline Mexico’s legendary Auditorio Nacional (10,000 capacity) for the first time in her career.

Following a groundbreaking, multiple Latin GRAMMY-winning tribute album to the composer Agustin Lara, ‘Hasta La Raiz’ is Lafourcade’s first album of original material in six years. The album was produced alongside Cachorro Lopez and Leonel Garcia. It was recorded at El Ganzo Studios in Los Cabos, Baja California and Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas.

‘Hasta La Raiz,’ already certified Platinum in Mexico, features hit singles “Nunca Es Suficiente” and the title track, which broke into the Global Top 10 on the Spotify Viral 50 chart. In recent months, the album’s success has taken Lafourcade on tours to Italy and Spain as well as south to Chile and Argentina.

UPCOMING NATALIA LAFOURCADE TOUR DATES
Sept. 23 – The Fonda Theatre (Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions) – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 25 – Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 26 – The Observatory (La Tocada Festival) – Santa Ana, CA
Oct. 1 – Royal Center – Bogota, Colombia
Oct. 17 – Parque Trasloma – Guadalajara, Mexico
Oct. 20 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Oct. 22 – Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
Oct. 23 – UM Gusman Concert Hall – Coral Gables, FL
Nov. 4 – Auditorio Nacional – Mexico DF, Mexico

Gena Perala

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Maybe Perala is “_Not a skinny girl” _or_ “A cool girl_” as the song lyrics suggest, but she’s definitely an Indie girl. Her DIY style is strong here as are her creative visuals – Old school pop punk with an artistic twist.

“Perala never strays away from touchy subjects or beats around the bush, always upfront and concise, her willingness to sing things, thoughts, and ideas that we may at first think are ‘weak’ or ‘desperate’, come off as stronger and more charismatic than ever. Never sugar-coating anything yet always able to sing with a sweetness that is hard to match, Perala has a natural knack for storytelling and opening up about certain subjects that others just cannot pull off or whom would never dare.”

-Joe Modzelewski, MV Remix / www.mvremix.com

GTA

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The Musebox today announced that dynamic electronic DJ duo GTA will headline the fall electronic leg of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Comprised of Miami natives Julio Mejia and Matt Toth, GTA will be supported on the tour by XXL Freshman K-Camp and electronic DJs/producers Sweater Beats and Wax Motif. The tour begins on November 5 at Amos Southend (Charlotte, NC) and ends on November 28 at The Palladium in Los Angeles. More information on GTA and the fall tour is available on the duo’s official website.

The duo’s first production together garnered the attention of EDM heavyweights Laidback Luke, Diplo, and A-trak. In 2013, GTA were asked to provide direct support for Rihanna on her five-month Diamonds world tour. This took Mejia and Toth to Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. They were soon selected to open on the UK Greater Than Tour with dance music titans Tiesto and Calvin Harris.

The pair have since performed at several iconic U.S. festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Electric Daisy Carnival. Most recently, GTA released their EP DTG (Death To Genres) Vol. 1 and dropped collaborations with Flosstradamus, Lil Jon, and Martin Solveig.

GTA are “beyond excited” to embark on their first headlining bus tour. They look forward to sharing stages with rapper K-Camp and electronic acts Sweater Beats and Wax Motif. Mejia and Toth welcome the opportunity to bring their own custom production and “pair the visual aspect of the show with our music how we’ve always wanted.”

Tour producer Steve Glazer stated explained why GTA are a perfect fit for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour: “We were fortunate enough to have GTA perform at SXSW, and they were easily the fan favorite of the weekend.”

GTA Presents: Goons Take America Tour w/ K Camp, Sweater Beats & Wax Motif

11.5.15 Charlotte, NC @ AMOS SOUTHEND (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.6.15 Atlanta, GA @ OPERA (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.7.15 Charleston, SC @ MUSIC FARM (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.10.15 Columbia, SC @ MUSIC FARM (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.11.15 Asheville, NC @ ORANGE PEEL (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.12.15 Norfolk, VA @ NORVA (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.13.15 Washington, DC @ ECHOSTAGE (w/ Sweater Beats)

11.15.15 Boston, MA @ MIDDLE EAST (w/Wax Motif)

11.17.15 Buffalo, NY @ THE TOWN BALLROOM (w/Wax Motif)

11.18.15 Grand Rapids, MI @ THE INTERSECTION (w/Wax Motif)

11.19.15 Detroit, MI @ ST. ANDREWS HALL (w/Wax Motif)

11.20.15 Chicago, IL @ CONCORD MUSIC HALL (w/Wax Motif)

11.21.15 Milwaukee, WI @ THE RAVE (w/Wax Motif)

11.25.15 New York, NY @ IRVING PLAZA (w/Wax Motif)

11.27.15 San Diego, CA @ HOUSE OF BLUES (w/Wax Motif)

11.28.15 Los Angeles, CA @ THE PALLADIUM (w/ Sweater Beats, Wax Motif, and Team EZY

Patti Griffin

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Patty Griffin has partnered with Pandora for a first listen of her new album, Servant of Love. The album, due out September 25, is the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter’s 10th, and her first to be released on her new self-owned imprint in conjunction with Thirty Tigers. It marks the third time she has collaborated with producer Craig Ross. Fans can pre-order the album now on Amazon.

In July, NPR premiered the album’s first song, “Rider of Days,” exclaiming, “Every Patty Griffin song arrives fully and perfectly formed, which is perhaps her greatest gift. She doesn’t require explanation or context, and she doesn’t have material that requires lead-up to enjoy. Her songwriting is honest and compassionate no matter the subject, her voice uniquely compelling and her guitar work unfailingly evocative.”

Griffin will begin her North American tour on September 22 in Waco, TX at Common Grounds. She will tour throughout the U.S. and Canada hitting up such major cities as Austin, New York City, Montreal, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles before the tour culminates on November 14 in Norman, OK at Sooner Theatre. Please see below for a full list of dates. For tickets and more information please go to: http://www.pattygriffin.com/tour.

North American Tour Dates
Sept 22 – Waco, TX – Common Grounds*
Sept 23 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theater*
Sept 25 – Louisville, KY – Headliners#
Sept 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre#
Sept 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theater#
Sept 29 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Oct 1 – New York, NY – Town Hall
Oct 2 – Boston, MA – Somerville Theater
Oct 3 – Orono, ME – Collins Center#
Oct 4 – Montreal, QUE – L’Astral
Oct 6 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
Oct 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theater^
Oct 9 – Ithaca, NY – State Theater^
Oct 10 – Ann Arbor, MI – Power Center^
Oct 11 – Columbus, OH – Lincoln Theater^
Oct 13 – Chicago, IL – The Vic^
Oct 14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^
Oct 15 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse^
Oct 17 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel^
Oct 28 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater^
Oct 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room^
Oct 30 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre^
Nov 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre^
Nov 2 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom^
Nov 3 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
Nov 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
Nov 6 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre^
Nov 7 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace^
Nov 8 – Mesa, AZ – Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center^
Nov 10 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre^
Nov 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre^
Nov 13 – Lubbock, TX – Cactus Theatre^
Nov 14 – Norman, OK – Sooner Theatre^

* – John Moreland opens
# – Sam Lee opens
^ – Darlingside opens

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Muse

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Today Muse announced the first list of cities of the US Leg of their Drones Tour in support of their critically and commercially acclaimed album Drones.

‘The Drones World Tour’ will see band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena. The band are known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production and the Drones World Tour will be no exception. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Muse’s tours have been described by the international press as “epic”, “amazing” “ambitious” and this time will be no exception. The band has just completed a spectacular Summer European Festival run which saw some of the best reviews of their career.

What the Press Say about Muse Live:

“Thunderous and visually dazzling” – The Guardian , 4*

“Muse captured the spirit of Download better than anyone else” – The Times

“an endless buildup, heading for one peak after another – is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available, musical and visual. – The New York Times

Fan club presales will begin on September 23rd and general on sale is September 25th. Phantogram will open the four shows announced today.

Since their debut in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums selling upwards of 17 million albums worldwide. Drones, the group’s seventh album, topped the UK charts for two weeks in June, whilst simultaneously topping the charts in the USA, a first for the band. In total the album reached No 1 in a staggering 23 countries including France, Japan, Australia, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Tour dates announced today are:

December 13, 2015 Portland, OR Moda Center On Sale 9/25*
December 15, 2015 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena On Sale 9/25*
December 16, 2015 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center On Sale 9/25*
December 18, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center On Sale 9/25*

*Phantogram to support

Please stay tuned HEREfor information on further dates and announcements.

Death Cab For Cutie

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Death Cab for Cutie made its studio debut with 1998’s Something About Airplanes, which was followed by We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes in 2000. The polished, hook-laden Transatlanticism arrived in 2003. The bandmates then issued a live disc, The John Byrd E.P., and later signed a worldwide major-label deal with Atlantic Records in November 2004. Plans was released the following summer and debuted at number four, remaining on the Billboard charts for nearly one year and achieving platinum status on the strength of three singles. Death Cab For Cutie returned in May 2008 with Narrow Stairs. The band began recording in earnest for their eighth studio album in October 2013. Appearing in April 2015, Kintsugi marked a return to their core guitar-driven sound after the keyboard-led experiments of its predecessor.

– Be sure to catch Death Cab for Cutie on their upcoming Kintsugi Fall Tour.

Link to live stream: http://win.gs/kroqdcfc

Arcade Fire

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In conjunction with the September 23 theatrical release of their feature film “The Reflektor Tapes”, Arcade Fire has confirmed the September 25 digital release of a deluxe edition of the band’s critically acclaimed, international #1 double album Reflektor.

The Reflektor Deluxe Edition features another LP side’s worth of material not included on the original album: Five never-before-released Arcade Fire songs and a remix of “Flashbulb Eyes.” Several of the tracks exclusive to the deluxe edition—such as “Crucified Again,” “Get Right” and “Soft Power”– will be familiar to Arcade Fire fans who have either witnessed rare live performances or seen or heard the previously unreleased material as featured in “The Reflektor Tapes”.

A 7-inch vinyl single of “Get Right” b/w “Crucified Again” will be released on Merge / Sonovox / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, the same day as the Reflektor Deluxe digital release. These two tracks will be streaming exclusively on Tidal here from Monday 21st Sept until Friday 25th Sept.

Additionally, “The Reflektor Tapes”, a cassette-only release of the unreleased tracks has been confirmed for November 6. The Reflektor Tapes track listing is as follows:

1.“Apocrypha”

2.”Women of a Certain Age”

3.”Flashbulb Eyes (Dennis Bovell remix ft. Linton Kwesi Johnson)”

4.”Soft Power”

5.”Get Right”

6.”Crucified Again”

Pre-orders for The Reflektor Tapes cassette and the “Get Right” 7-inch can be placed now at arcadefire.com (link heresmarturl.it/REFLEKTORTAPESSHOP).

Stardom Mega Fest

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Tickets are now available for the second annual Stardom Mega Festival 2015 presented by Stardom101 Magazine. Single Day Passes can be purchased HERE and two day passes can be purchased HERE. The upcoming #SMFEST15 will be held in central Richmond Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th from 1 to 8pm at Club Infuzion 1401 Roseneath Road Richmond VA 23230. The SMFEST15 is sponsored by The Richmond Grand Magnuson Hotel located at 6531 W Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230. For Discounted Reservations call (804) 977-6440, the official lodging destination of #SMFEST15.

The highlight of the second annual Stardom Mega Festival 2015 will be lead by a special performance from Brick Suquad Monopoly recording artist Frenchie and special guest friends. Sunday September 27th from 10pm – 2am at Club Infuzion. Opening act performance submissions are now available, email stardom101mag@gmail.com for details. For VIP Table/ Bottle Packages contact (804) 665-6343.

Twiztid

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Demented rap duo TWIZTID are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, they will perform with a FULL BAND – dubbed The Wickedness – at select dates on their upcoming “Welcome To The Underground” headline tour, featuring support from Blaze, Boondox, Prozak, Wolfpac, Scum and Trilogy. TWIZTID & The Wickedness will perform together on October 1st in Tempe, AZ, October 2nd in West Hollywood, CA, October 3rd in Las Vegas, NV, and October 4th in Albuquerque, NM.

“We are both hype to finally be able to play with a full band,” states Monoxide. “You’ve never heard TWIZTID like this before. There are songs we’re playing that we have never played live before. Madrox and I are really excited to see this come to life.”

The tour kicks off this Friday, September 25th, so make sure to get your tickets and VIP packs now via www.twiztid.com here and here and witness TWIZTID & The Wickedness for the very first and quite possibly only time.

As part of the tour, TWIZTID will stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Electric Factory on October 21st for their 15th Annual FREEK SHOW. Support will come from Rittz, Whitney Peyton and Stitchy C. Doors open at 6:30pm and all ages are welcome – tickets are available via Ticketmaster now.

Last week TWIZTID announced NEW YEARS EVIL 8 – taking place at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, OH on New Year’s Eve! Support will come from Blaze and Insane E. Doors are at 6:00PM and all ages are welcome. You can purchase tickets now via Ticketmaster. See below for more details!

TWIZTID’s “Welcome To The Underground” Tour:

9/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

9/27 – Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room @ Roseland Theater

9/28 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/1 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee – performing with full band The Wickedness

10/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go – performing with full band The Wickedness

10/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS – performing with full band The Wickedness

10/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater– performing with full band The Wickedness

10/5 – Austin, TX @ Elysium

10/6 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/7 – Dallas, TX @ The Rail Club

10/9 – Denver, CO @ Roxy

10/10 – Denver, CO @ Roxy

10/11 – Greenly, CO @ The Moxi

10/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall

10/14 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room

10/15 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

10/16 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s

10/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

10/18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock & Shock

10/19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall – Fright Fest

10/20 – Manchester, NH @ Jewel Nightclub – Fright Fest

10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – FREEK SHOW

10/22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas – Fright Fest

10/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall – Fright Fest

10/24 – Knoxville, TN @ International – Fright Fest

10/27 – Chicago Ridge, IL @ Star Bar – Fright Fest

10/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Fright Fest

10/29 – Belvedire, IL @ Apollo Theatre – Fright Fest

10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre – Twiztid’s Fright Fest – Devils Night Edition

+ Majestic Cafe – The Official TWIZTID FRIGHT FEST After Party

10/31 – Sauget, IL @ Pops – Fright Fest

11/1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

TWIZTID’s most recent album, The Darkness, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #29, marking their 11th album debut on the chart. The Darkness marks the group’s first Billboard debut since the launch of Majik Ninja Entertainment. Order your copy of The Darkness now via www.Twiztid-Shop.com. There, you can also order an exclusive double limited edition red vinyl version of their highest-charting album of all time, W.I.C.K.E.D. Out of the limited 2,000 copies that will be available worldwide, 500 of them are available for pre-order now.

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