TRUE WIDOW Reveal ‘Avvolgere’ Album Details + Pre-Orders, Premiere “Entheogen”

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TRUE WIDOW Reveal ‘Avvolgere’ Album Details + Pre-Orders, Premiere “Entheogen”

Dallas trio TRUE WIDOW have announced their fourth album Avvolgere, due out this Sept. 23 on CD/2xLP/DLX 2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. The forthcoming LP perfects the formula that 2013's Circumambulation established: Avvolgere rocks and rolls with serene, rounded climaxes and steep, jangling choruses that engulf the listener with waves of downbeat, saccharine melodies and mesmerizing distortion. TRUE WIDOW's signature alternation between male and female vocals helps further blur the boundaries between the heft of stoner rock, the droning atmosphere of shoegaze, and the twangy catchiness of blues and indie rock. It's both concise and circuitous - the album takes you on a journey that you can't ever quite predict or expect. Avvolgere is TRUE WIDOW sounding more infectious and consummate than ever before.

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Watch our interview with True Widow during their Circumambulation Tour Live at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

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Artist: ELIOT SUMNER - Song: "Dead Arms & Dead Legs"

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ELIOT SUMNER Announces August and September Tour Dates With On An On

Song: "Dead Arms & Dead Legs"

9/3 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop With On An On

Photo credit Scarlett Carlos Clarke
Photo credit Scarlett Carlos Clarke

Eliot Sumner announces tour dates with On An On with stops including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and more. The tour follows the premiere of "Dead Arms & Dead Legs", Eliot's first new music of 2015

Eliot's EP Information, which was released in 2014 via Cherrytree/Interscope still bore some of the synth-pop hallmarks of her output as I Blame Coco, but its release captured a new audience with a renewed sense of focus and clarity. There are some more sophisticated influences on the record, from her favorite band as a teenager, the Bad Seeds, to bands like Cluster, Faust, and Kraftwerk. Following the release of the EP, Eliot joined Lykke Li as support on her European tour dates. The backstage antics of Eliot and her band were captured in a three-part behind the scenes documentary that featured on i-D, "On the Road with Eliot Sumner and Lykke Li".

"There's a newly minted swagger to her pop" - Noisey

"Eliot Sumner will have you dancing with new single 'After Dark'" - Billboard

"['Dead Arms & Dead Legs' is] brooding, minimal, beautiful" - The Sunday Times (UK)

"['Dead Arms & Dead Legs' is] a pretty huge pop song, with Sumner's androgynous alto sounding dusty and world-weary over a cloudy melody, anxious percussion, and-by song's end-a seasick swell of feedback" - The Fader

Eliot Sumner Tour Dates:
8/20 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
8/21 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
8/22 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
8/24 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack
8/25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
8/26 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
8/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
8/29 Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
8/30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
9/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
9/3 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
9/4 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/6 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
9/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/9 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/11 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
9/12 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
9/13 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
9/15 Washington, DC @ DC9
9/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
9/18 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
9/19 Hamden, CT @ The Space
9/20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
9/22 Toronto, ONT @ The Drake Hotel
9/23 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/24 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

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Sights & Sounds: Band: STORIES - Album: "THE YOUTH TO BECOME"

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Band: Stories
Song: "Under Haze"

Pretty intense new song from the band Stories playing Chicago this week and Australia in September. Check them out on tour if you can. ‘Under Haze’ is taken from the debut Stories album ‘The Youth To Become’ - Available August 14th via UNFD/Rise Records.

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Stories have today announced that their debut album The Youth To Become will be released next Friday August 14 via UNFD. The album is available to preorder now from 24Hundred and iTunes.

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"The Youth To Become is a powerful demonstration of what's possible when talent meets dedication. A record of poise and punch, Stories' debut full-length is the sound of five young men rewriting the rules of heavy music.

Led by Morgan Dodson, Stories have created a record that aches with taut pressure. The Youth To Become is a caustic blast of energy created by Dodson, his guitarist brother Nic, guitarist Sean Young, bassist Luke Fuller and drummer Roscoe Frazier who draws influence from post-hardcore, metal, alternative and progressive rock, but never dwells too long on a particular style. And considering they were discovered by Northlane guitarist Josh Smith, who nurtured them from an early stage, that scope makes sense.

With two brothers guiding the creative process - Nic writes the music and Morgan the lyrics - Storieshave evolved into one of the most exciting young heavy bands in the world. "Because we're brothers, we tend to be on the same sort of track with a lot of our opinions and feelings," explains Morgan. "This has been the case since I can remember. Since we started writing The Youth To Become, our bond has certainly strengthened more and more, and I definitely feel like we make a good team when working anything creative together."

Today, Stories reveal the first single from the album 'Under Haze.' Morgan explains the track: "Being the last song we wrote on the album, it took little pieces from each stretch of the record and came together with a pretty dark vibe. We knew right from when we wrote it that it would be a cool song for people to hear first. Lyrically, I feel like I created a strong sense of imagery with this track, and it parallels with the high energy of the sounds."

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Upcoming shows:

Aug 13 Instituto Cervantes Chicago, IL Tickets
Aug 14 Instituto Cervantes Chicago, IL Tickets
Aug 15 Instituto Cervantes Chicago, IL Tickets
Aug 20 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA Tickets
Sep 04 Club 54 Launceston, Australia Tickets
Sep 05 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Australia Tickets
Sep 06 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Australia Tickets
Sep 10 Plaza TavernHoppers Crossing, Australia Tickets
Sep 11 Chelsea Heights Hotel Chelsea Heights, Australia Tickets
Sep 12 Village Green Mulgrave, Australia Tickets
Sep 13 Barwon Club Hotel South Geelong Vic, Australia Tickets
Sep 17 Cambridge Hotel Newcastle West, Australia Tickets
Sep 18 Entrance Leagues Club Bateau Bay Nsw, Australia Tickets
Sep 19 Waves Towradgi, Australia Tickets
Sep 24 The Jack Cairns, Australia

THE SHEEPDOGS Announce North American Tour Dates

THE SHEEPDOGS Announce North American Tour Dates This Fall

New Album Future Nostalgia Out October 2 via Dine Alone Records

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Following a string of festival appearances over the summer, The Sheepdogs will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning in September and making stops in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Nashville and more.

The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n' roll excellence with their third album Future Nostalgia out October 2, 2015 via Dine Alone Records. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: "Pure, simple, good-time music," as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It's no surprise, then, that the album is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

Pre-order the album on iTunes HERE,

and can also pre-order bundles including merch on www.thesheepdogs.com.

Formed in Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs have followed in the footsteps of Canadian rock legends including Neil Young, The Band and The Guess Who with a bold take on classic guitar rock and polished retro sound. The band came into the national spotlight in 2011 as the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, which led to a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a special appearance on Project Runway. A live favorite, The Sheepdogs have played at numerous festivals and headlining tours across North America, including performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, opening for the likes of Kings of Leon and John Fogerty, and sharing the stage with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Justin Long at Stones Fest. For their last self-titled LP, The Sheepdogs worked with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys to produce the collection, which debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three No. 1 singles. The band has also won four JUNO awards, and been nominated for seven over their impressive career.

The Sheepdogs are Ewan Currie (lead vocal/guitar), Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns) and Rusty Matyas (guitar/vox).

The Sheepdogs Tour Dates:


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8/7 Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival 2015
8/8 Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 2015
8/15 Jasper, AB @ Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (100 Birthday Celebration)
8/16 Fort McMurray, AB @ MacDonald Island Park
8/18 Lethbridge, AB @ Whoop-Up Days Family Festival
8/28 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (Blue Jays Summer Fan Fridays)
9/3 Dallas, TX @ The Door/Prophet Bar
9/4 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/5 Utopia, TX @ UTOPiAfest
9/8 Austin, TX @ Parish (UtopiaFEST Official After-Party)
9/9 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
9/10 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
9/11 Bowling Green, OH @ Black Swamp Arts Festival
9/12 Buffalo, NY @ EDGEFEST (Rock Radio 103.3 The Edge)
9/13 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room
9/15 Windsor, ON @ Caesar's Windsor w/ Avett Brothers
9/20 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thrival Festival
9/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
9/30 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
10/1 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/2 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
10/8 San Diego @ Casbah
10/10 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Brewski @ Madonna Inn
10/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/14 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/15 Albuquerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theater
10/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/17 Norman, OK @ University of Oklahoma - Red Door Music Festival
10/18 Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
10/20 Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop (Iowa State Univ)
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
10/22 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
10/25 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley (WRLT Show)
11/27 Winnipeg, MB @ RBC Convention Centre (Grey Cup Festival Concert Series)

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New Sounds - Band: DICEY HOLLOW Track: "Rose of Maine"

Self-Titled Debut EP Out July 24th On Dine Alone Records  

Newcomers, Dicey Hollow is the collective talents of Petter Ericson Stakee (lead singer and guitarist of Alberta Cross) and Jamie Biden. Today they have unveiled their latest offering "Rose of Maine." From the duo's forthcoming, self-titled debut EP that will be released worldwide on July 24th via Dine Alone Records.
Petter Ericson Stakee says, "'Rose of Maine' was one of the last songs we recorded for the EP, but the tune is actually one of our oldest. Some late night jams at Jamie's studio in Midtown [New York City] kind of brought it back to life again. It's definitely one of my favorites on the project now."
Dicey Hollow began as an excuse for old friends to finally get together and create some music - that excuse was a film that needed a score. Although the film never got completed, the two were inspired by the collaboration and kept writing together. Whenever time allowed them both to escape New York City, they would head to Mt. Tremper in Upstate New York to write and demo the songs that would eventually make up the debut EP. The result of their collaboration captures an intimate brand of cinematic rock. The six-song EP also features the mixing masterminds of Nico Aglietti (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Big Data, Interpol, Johnny Marr) and Kyle Pass.
"...graceful kind of alt-country." -Magnet
"...heavy piano notes and a heap of Americana string work."
- Consequence of Sound
"Stakee's high, emotive voice is similar to Thom Yorke's of Radiohead though the band's overall sound is reminiscent of Iron and Wine- slow, Americana folk music that evokes feelings of a midsummer night's reverie." - In Your Speakers
"... a dreamy, almost floaty spin on folk and country." - Baeble

Melody Gardot Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates - Herbst Theater 9/29

Melody Gardot Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates
Ticket On-Sales July 17th & July 24th  
New Album 'Currency of Man' Tops Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts
Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Melody Gardot has announced U.S. Fall tour dates in support of her new album Currency of Man, out now on Verve/Decca. The album topped both the Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts in the U.S. and became the #1 jazz album in dozens of other countries. It also climbed the international pop charts reaching #3 in Switzerland, #5 in France and #11 in Germany. The U.S. run, set to take place between her two major European tours this summer and fall, will kick off in San Francisco on September 29th, bringing Melody to Los Angeles, Chicago, Annapolis, Alexandria, Boston, and her native Philadelphia before wrapping in New York City on October 10th. Tickets for the Annapolis and Alexandria shows go on sale July 17th.Tickets for all other shows go on sale July 24th. Stay tuned to www.melodygardot.co.uk. U.S. tour dates listed in full below.
Melody's fourth studio album Currency of Man is brimming with funky bass rhythms, sultry vocals, retro-soul brass arrangements, euphoric gospel singers and esoteric orchestrations. Live, these elements pop on stage as Melody draws in her audience as if they're attending an intimate living room gathering. The LP's socially conscious heartbeat is rooted in Melody's observations of real-life characters on the streets of Los Angeles where Currency of Man was recorded, touching upon many timely issues including racial inequality and homelessness.
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The cinematic black and white video for lead single "Preacherman", which premiered via the Wall Street Journal, is a stirring poetic tribute to the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy whose 1955 murder was a catalyst for the ensuing Civil Rights Movement. PRESS HERE to watch the video and read more about Emmett on the Emmett Till Foundation web site. Melody also recently released a docu-video for her song "It Gonna Come" which delves into the issue of homelessness. PRESS HERE to watch the video on Yahoo!, and PRESS HERE to stream the song.
 

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Praise for Melody Gardot and Currency of Man
"...sultry, soulful voice..." - Wall Street Journal
  "...a classic, timeless feel..." - Billboard
Melody Gardot U.S. Tour Dates:
9/29                    San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
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Tickets go on sale for the public on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST
9/30                   Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/3                   Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/5                   Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
10/6                   Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere Music Hall
10/8                   Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Centre
10/9                   Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre
10/10                 New York, NY @ Town Hall

Lenny Kravitz Announces US Dates - The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA on 9/13

Lenny Kravitz announces US dates

Kicking off at Afropunk in Brooklyn on August 28th
Lenny Kravitz's New Video 'The Pleasure and the Pain' (Tagged NSFW - Because. Boobs.)

Tickets On Sale Now!
Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre 9/13

Lenny Kravitz has announced the US leg of his world tour, which he is set to kick off at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, NY on August 23rd
Tickets go on sale now - for additional details please visit www.lennykravitz.com/tour.

Lenny Kravitz is currently on a sold-out European tour that will run through the month of July. The announcement of U.S. dates follows on the heels of the recently released video for his latest single, "The Pleasure and the Pain" via RollingStone.com.

Lenny Kravitz's tenth studio album "Strut" was released in September 2014 via Roxie Records/ Kobalt Label Services. The album is a real rock & roll record that hits hard rhythmically and looks back on the 1970's metropolis of funky after-hours grooves and soulful hooks. The album was named one of Rolling Stone's Top Albums of 2014 and includes such standout titles as "New York City," "I Never Want to Let You Down" and "She's a Beast."

TOUR DATES:
8/23
Brooklyn, NY
Afropunk Festival^

8/26
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/30
Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center

9/1
Vienna, VA
Wolftrap

9/3
Chicago, IL
Ravinia

9/6
Snowmass Village, CO
Jazz Aspen Snowmass^

9/8
Las Vegas, NV
The Cosmopolitan

9/11
Los Angeles, CAA
Greek Theatre

9/13
Berkeley, CA
Greek Theatre

9/16
Dallas, TX
Allen Event Center

9/17
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Pavilion

9/19
Atlanta, GA
Music Midtown Festival in Piedmont Park^
^ - previously announced


New Sounds: DAY WAVE "Drag" - Announces SF Bay Area Shows

Oakland, CA's Day Wave is set to release one of the most highly anticipated EPs of the summer later this month, and today he announces some upcoming hometown shows. Bay Area fans can catch one of the most exciting, Zane Lowe-approved up-and-comers making music right now at Phoenix Hotel on August 4th and at The Independent on September 21st with Blonde Redhead and see for themselves what Beats 1, Sirius Alt Nation, Sirius XMU, KCRW, KEXP, WXPN and more stations across the country are buzzing about.

9/21 @ The Independent with Blonde Redhead
8/4 @ Phoenix Hotel for Joie De Vivre Hotels’ “Good Measure Tour”

Listen to the new track:
Day Wave - "Drag"

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Day Wave – a.k.a. the dreamy, indie-pop solo project of Oakland’s Jackson Phillips – has been turning heads since the release of his first single in Fall 2014 and will self-release the Headcase EP on July 17th. In addition to tons of radio love, he has already hit #1 Artist and Top 10 Track on Hype Machine, debuted on the Spotify Viral U.S. 50 Chart in the Top 10, charted on the Sirius Alt Nation Alt 18, soundtracked an Urban Outfitters video, cracked over 1 million SoundCloud streams, and more. PRESS HERE to listen.

North American Tour Dates
8/4/15 San Francisco, CA @ Phoenix Hotel
8/19/15 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/15/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
9/17/15 Vancouver, Canada @ Imperial
9/19/15 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
9/21/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
9/23/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
9/24/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

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New Sounds: BIG TALK New Album "Straight In No Kissin'" out July 24th

New Album Straight In No Kissin' out July 24th

Rock outfit Big Talk - who are fronted by The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci - will release their new studio album, Straight In No Kissin', on Friday, July 24th via Little Oil Records in partnership with PledgeMusic.

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"I wanted to cut live punk rock songs, but I wanted to put something in there for the ladies as well. This way, there's a nice pop sensibility," Vannucci told Pledgemusic.

The LP was recorded over most of 2014 at The Killers' Battle Born Studios in Las Vegas before relocating to Vannucci's own home studio in Sonoma County, CA.

In support of the forthcoming project, Big Talk is set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 21st. The five -piece will also play select West Coast tour dates starting on July 19th in San Diego, LA and San Francisco. 

Big Talk is comprised of Ronnie [lead singer and guitarist] alongside Taylor Milne [guitar], John Spiker [bass], John Konesky [guitar], and Brooks Wackerman [drums].


BIG TALK 2015 Tour Dates:

7/19                 San Diego, CA @ Cashbah

7/20                 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

7/23                 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

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New Sounds: TORCHE "Annihilation Affair"

New Sounds: TORCHE "Annihilation Affair"
New Album: "Restarter" available February 24, 2015 on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital via Relapse Records.

Pre-order from Relapse Records: bit.ly/TorcheRestarter
Pre-order from iTunes: geni.us/RestarterDLX

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Upcoming headlining shows from Torche:



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