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Jun 14, 2016

LP Premieres "Strange" on NPR All Songs Considered

LP is one of the featured artists on today's show for NPR’s All Songs Considered in support of her new single "Strange," and forthcoming EP, Death Valley – out this Friday, June 17th. Head HERE or jump below to listen to "Strange," which artfully showcases LP's dominate vocal range, a roaring chorus line that is an underlining message, and a declarative invitation, for listeners to embrace their own individuality and "strangeness."

Jun 06, 2016

Thrice's To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Charts #8 on US Soundscan Top Current Album Chart, Highest Chart Debut of Career

Congratulations to Thrice on the release of their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere! The much-anticipated album sold nearly 22,000 copies first week, landing itself the #8 spot on the US Soundscan Top Current Albums Chart, the band’s highest debut in their 18-year career!

“It’s maybe my favorite record we’ve ever made,” says frontman Dustin Kensrue. Fans agree. TBEITBN was also the #1 Indie Release, #1 Current Rock, #1 Hard Music, #1 Current Alternative, and #1 LP Vinyl and #15 on Billboard’s Top 200 for the week.

The album single “Black Honey” debuted at #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and #35 on the BDS/R+R Mainstream Rock Chart this week with a total radio audience of almost 2M. This is the first single from Thrice to chart on Active Rock since 2003’s “Artist In The Ambulance”. Additionally the song has been streamed 1.7M times on Spotify.

In celebration of TBEITBN’s release, Thrice kicked off their North American headlining tour this past Friday with a SOLD OUT play at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. They’ll be on the road throughout the month of June. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify

Jun 03, 2016

Watch The Premiere of Mayer Hawthorne's Man About Town Short Film

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne’s fourth full-length record, Man About Town was released in April. Today, Mayer is sharing his short film, a neo-noir detective thriller named after his album. The film is the long form version of three separate music videos (“Cosmic Love,” “Love Like That,” and “Get You Back”) and can be viewed below and purchased on iTunes.

Mayer recently wrapped up the first leg of a headlining US tour in support of his fourth album, and after a short break he’ll be taking off again in mid June. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

Jun 01, 2016

LP Announces Death Valley EP, Premieres Video for "Lost on You" via Noisey

Today, LP announced that she will release her forthcoming EP, Death Valley, on June 17th! The EP includes spaghetti-western inspired ballad "Lost on You," which the track's music video premieres on Noisey today. An ode to a failed relationship and a love lost - "Lost on You" went viral, peaking at #3 on Hype Machine's Popular Chart, and landed #6 on Spotify's Viral Chart its debut week. Internationally, "Lost on You" just hit #1 in Greece and #2 in Portugal.

LP's extraordinary vocal range and strong, cinematic music production on the single, which was produced by Mike Del Rio from Republic Records' duo POWERS, beautifully translates into the video that was directed by Chuck David Willis.

LP told Noisey, "This video is the closest I've ever come to having an intimate cinematic representation of my memories and my real life merging. Kinda wild being an actor in your own life for a little . It really heightened my sense of moving on and what that actually looks like."

Jun 01, 2016

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Shares "Mayflies" Video

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has unveiled the video for 'Mayflies', the first single from his long awaited second album, After The Rain, which is out August 19th.

Mayflies was debuted on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show and follows album track “Tilikum”, which was previewed as part of the album announcement earlier this year. Furthering the atmosphere Ben crafted with the record's first track, 'Mayflies' pits subtly intertwined samples against beautifully restrained guitars, expertly layered instrumentation and Ben's synonymous vocals, culminating in a track that perfectly encapsulates the uplifting side to an emotionally demanding record.

The video for Mayflies was directed by Jake Jelicich and is described by Leftwich as “referencing the final hours of a party before everything is frozen in time. It’s the snapshot of a night where everyone is caught up in the present, living their own adventures unbeknown the world is ending. The idea was to capture the feeling of exhilaration and hope for the future that we all sense in the moment, contrasted with the reality check of dawn. Mayflies fuck and they die. Everything is so wrong yet so perfect.”

Ben has just completed a sold out headline tour taking in 24 dates across the U.K and Europe and is heading out on a U.S tour throughout July with more dates to be announced soon.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - After The Rain: iTunes | Vinyl and CD

May 27, 2016

Thrice's To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Released Today

Today, Orange Country’s Thrice released their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The album was produced by Eric Palmquist and is comprised of eleven tracks that showcase why Thrice have remained a staple in the post-hardcore world. “It’s maybe my favorite record we’ve ever made,” says frontman Dustin Kensrue.

When a band announces a hiatus, the news is generally met with a sigh from the fans and the sinking feeling that this is it; it’s all over. But back in 2012 when Thrice pressed pause on their collective career there was little doubt in singer Dustin Kensrue’s mind that this was the respite he needed personally, and that this would mean the band could eventually continue creatively.

It wasn’t till around Thanksgiving 2014 that Dustin fired off a group text that would start to bring their lives back together. Sent after he and Teppei caught a particularly inspiring Brand New concert, the wheels were slowly set in motion. Due to their disparate living locales, the quartet began to share scraps of songs and ideas online, a process that’s commonplace for many, but somewhat foreign to a group used to thrashing out the majority of a record together in one room—and of course, they eventually did. In January and February 2016 Thrice reconvened in Southern California for a period of six weeks to lay down their ninth album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, with the help of Palmquist.

For this record the singer found he was variously inspired by Stephen King’s seminal book On Writing, philosopher Seneca the Younger, and his feelings on modernity’s relentless connectivity, not to mention the relentless updates of news at home and around the globe.

Dustin calls To Be Everywhere… his most vulnerable and most politically-minded album to date.

In celebration of To Be Everywhere’s release, Thrice will be hitting the road next Friday with La Dispute and Gates kicking off with a SOLD OUT show at The Shrine in Los Angeles. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Vinyl/CD Bundles

May 17, 2016

Thrice Premieres Official Video for "Black Honey"

Just last month Thrice announced the release of their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The album was produced by Eric Palmquist and will be released next week on May 27th. Today, fans can watch the eerie new video for the album single “Black Honey.”

Thrice will be hitting the road in June with La Dispute and Gates. Today, the band has announced a second LA show at The Novo in October. Presale starts today at noon, local time. A full list of dates can be found HERE. Presale tickets can be purchased HERE.

Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Vinyl/CD Bundles

May 13, 2016

Josiah & The Bonnevilles Premiere Live Video for “Cold Blood” via American Songwriter

Just last month Josiah & The Bonnevilles released their debut EP, Cold Blood, via Vagrant/BMG. Co-produced and mixed by Dave Way (Fiona Apple, Paul McCartney, Macy Gray), Cold Blood is comprised of four tracks that reaffirm the principles of Americana as a genre that can offer listeners sincere and universal insight through genuine storytelling. Today, fans can watch a stunning live video of the title track via American Songwriter.

The EP, which is a portion of the band’s upcoming full-length album, showcases songwriting that is refreshingly rooted in earnest and honest lyrics. Fans of Ryan Adams, Father John Misty and Conor Oberst will find familiar footing here, articulated by a young band and frontman wise beyond their years.

Josiah & The Bonnevilles recently wrapped up US tour dates with William Elliott Whitmore and will be hitting the road in Canada supporting Northcote in June. A full list can be found HERE.

Josiah & The Bonnevilles - Cold Blood: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify

May 13, 2016

Tuxedo Remixes Mayer Hawthorne's "Love Like That"

Mayer Hawthorne is a man of many hats. When he’s not busy working on his solo endeavors, one might find him teamed up with Jake One in the duo known as Tuxedo. Today, these two worlds collide as Tuxedo reworks Mayer Hawthorne’s newest single 'Love Like That,’ which has been hailed as “smooth” (Rolling Stone), and “sweet and easy” (FADER). Check out the Tux ReFux version for yourself below.

Mayer Hawthorne is currently on tour in support of his recent release, Man About Town. The tour takes Mayer around the world through the end of the year. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.

May 06, 2016

CRUISR Release New Single Take That

In the past year CRUISR has been busy releasing acclaimed singles and touring non-stop, sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975, Bleachers, Young Rising Sons, MisterWives and Imagine Dragons to name a few. Today, the band is excited to announce the release of a brand new single and a tour kick off supporting PVRIS in North America next week through June 10th.

The new jam is called “Take That,” and it perfectly highlights the infectious songwriting CRUISR is known for. Fans can purchase the two-song single today complete with the b-side “The Fritz.” Links to listen and purchase below.

CRUISR - Take That: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify