SEE KURT VILE, COURTNEY BARNETT’S DEADPAN ‘OVER EVERYTHING’ VIDEO

By Ryan Reed, RollingStone

Indie rockers detail album, tour dates for collaborative ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ LP, out in October

Kurt Vile and Courtney released “Over Everything,” the steady new single from their collaborative LP, Lotta Sea Lice, out October 13th via Matador. In the black-and-white clip, the indie rockers sing straight into the camera while strumming their Fender electric guitars in a series of locales – a beach, city bridge and country field.

With its ragged wall of guitars, deadpan vocal delivery and stream-of-conscious lyrics, “Over Everything” sounds like a natural meeting point between the singer-songwriters’ respective styles.

The duo will promote the LP with a tour launching October 11th in San Diego, California and concluding November 11th in Austin, Texas. The jaunt will feature a backing band of revolving members, the Sea Lice, including Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (the Violators, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts).

Vile and Barnett also detailed the album’s track list and revealed its collaborators, including Mozgawa, Australian music icon Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Birthday Party) and the Dirty Three’s Mick Tuner and Jim White.

The nine-track Lotta Sea Lice includes Vile’s cover of Barnett’s 2013 track “Outta the Woodwork” and Barnett’s take on Vile’s 2011 tune “Peeping Tomboy.” The album follows Vile’s 2015 solo LP, believe i’m goin down and Barnett’s debut from the same year, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit.

“Over Everything” initially sparked the pair’s collaboration, after Philadelphia-based Vile wrote the song with the Melbourne-based Barnett’s voice in mind. They soon began swapping material and realized their intended low-key “side-project” had blossomed into something more substantial.

“The vibes were strong,” Vile told Rolling Stone of their creative process. “We discovered we could finish things on the quick, like an outlaw country singer, or Neil Young.” Barnett added, “We were mucking around, eating pizza, and we had all these songs all of a sudden.”

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett Tour Dates

October 11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
October 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (SOLD OUT)
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 18 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
October 20 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 21 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
October 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
October 25 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
October 26 – Chicago, IL @ Rockefeller Chapel (SOLD OUT)
October 27 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
October 28 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (SOLD OUT)
October 30 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 31 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
November 1 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 3 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
November 4 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
November 6 – Loew’s Jersey Theatre @ Jersey City, NJ
November 7 – The Anthem @ Washington, DC
November 9 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
November 10 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
November 11 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

Lotta Sea Lice Track List

1. “Over Everything”
2. “Let It Go”
3. “Fear Is Like A Forest’
4. “Outta The Woodwork”
5. “Continental Breakfast”
6. “On Script”
7. “Blue Cheese”
8. “Peepin’ Tom”
9. “Untogether”

This article originally appeared on RollingStone.

 

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-kurt-vile-courtney-barnetts-deadpan-over-everything-w500353

Photo: https://newmarketstudios.com.au/project/kurt-vile-courtney-barnett/

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DECLAN MCKENNA

By Billboard

British indie singer/songwriter Declan McKenna first emerged in 2014 with the shimmering, politically charged single “Brazil.” The teenaged Hertfordshire native only had a handful of self-released tracks to his name, having uploaded them to his Bandcamp page. With an attitude recalling the Libertines and Jamie T., McKenna blended bright indie pop with textural lo-fi. As “Brazil” gained traction throughout 2015, McKenna’s star began to rise, and that summer he took home the Glastonbury Festival’s coveted Emerging Talent prize. His follow-up single, “Paracetamol,” arrived in November 2015. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi

This biography originally appeared on Billboard.

 

Source: http://www.billboard.com/artist/6869449/declan-mckenna/biography

Photo: http://diymag.com/2016/10/10/declan-mckenna-nambucca-london-live-review

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HEAR DHANI HARRISON’S PSYCHEDELIC NEW SONG FROM DEBUT SOLO LP

By Ryan Reed, RollingStone

Electro-rock track “All About Waiting” highlights singer-songwriter’s upcoming album ‘IN///PARALLEL’

 Dhani Harrison will release his debut solo LP, IN///PARALLEL, on October 6th via BMG. The album’s lead single, “All About Waiting,” is a psychedelic electro-rock odyssey filled with throbbing synthesizers and psychological pondering. “Even though you’re present in the moment,” Harrison croons, “doesn’t mean that you’re not sad and lonely.”

The track is built on a thrilling quiet-loud arrangement, building from minimalist electronic verses to choruses laced with proggy triplet drum fills and sky-scraping choral voices. Harrison, son of Beatles guitarist George Harrison, also previewed IN///PARALLEL with a teaser clip featuring another new song, showcasing intricate vocal harmonies and a biting guitar solo.

The album is available for pre-order, along with limited-edition bundle packages.

A statement about the LP describes IN///PARALLEL as “echoing his influences over the past few years as a composer.” In recent years, the musician has scored several films and TV shows, including Amazon’s 2015 series Good Girls Revolt.

Harrison previously played guitar and sang in London alt-rock act Thenewno2 with Oliver Hicks. The duo released three albums and two EPs, most recently the score to 2013 film Beautiful Creatures.

The guitarist, who recently helped induct Electric Light Orchestra into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has two solo shows booked: July 24th at Los Angeles’ the Echo and Sunday, July 30th at New York City’s Panorama Festival.

Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL Track List

1. “Never Know”
2. #WarOnFalse”
3. “Úlfur Resurrection”
4. “Downtown Tigers”
5. “London Water”
6. “Summertime Police”
7. “Poseidon (Keep Me Safe)”
8. “The Light Under The Door”
9. “All About Waiting”
10. “Admiral of Upside Down”

This article originally appeared on RollingStone.

 

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-dhani-harrisons-psychedelic-new-song-from-debut-solo-lp-w493455

Photo: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7833851/dhani-harrison-first-solo-album-show

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LISTEN TO NINE INCH NAILS’ ‘THIS ISN’T THE PLACE’

By Andy Cush, Billboard

“Less Than,” the first single from the upcoming ADD VIOLENCE EP and the last we heard from Nine Inch Nails, gave us the sound of Trent Reznor’s industrial rock institution doing what they do best: sleek sequenced synths, then explosive guitar noise; a tight and sleazy verse, then a big shouted chorus; a lot of tension, then just enough release. “This Isn’t the Place,” the followup single, is a slipperier composition, less “Head Like a Hole” than, say, “11 Ghosts II.”  It’s the kind of Nine Inch Nails song that offers mounting pressure that never seems to resolve, and it’s more powerful for withholding any sort of contrived catharsis.

Aside from some wordless moans, “This Isn’t the Place” waits a full two and a half minutes before introducing Reznor’s singing voice. If only because of this quasi-instrumental opening, it’s likely to remind you of Ghosts I-IV, NIN’s sprawling collection of wordless sketches from 2008, or of Reznor’s work with longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, providing shattered-glass sonics for films like The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. These are the works on which Reznor fully embraced his role as tinkerer and sound designer, placing importance on the delicate interactions between a small collection of drones and eerie percussive sounds, rather than the power of bloodletting wails.

“This Isn’t the Place,” too, is conspicuously minimal in its arrangement, with ping-ponging synth accents and a persistent pallor that made me wonder whether its title is a wry play on the utopian Talking Heads classic. When Reznor finally does start singing, it’s in a cracked and uncertain falsetto. He seems more interested in using his voice as just element in the atmosphere, rather than acting as rock’n’roll frontman. Over the course of the song, a swelling string ensemble creeps slowly out from the back of the mix, and for one thrilling moment, it threatens to overtake him completely. Then, the strings recede and dissolve. In short order, so does everything else.

This article originally appeared in Spin.

 

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7873037/nine-inch-nails-this-isnt-the-place

Photo: http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/04/01/10-of-the-most-intense-nine-inch-nails-live-performances-ever/

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LUCY DACUS

By Billboard

Lucy Dacus is a singer and songwriter who emerged from the thriving indie rock scene of Richmond, Virginia in the mid-2010s. She sports a buttery voice that commands both her thoughtful rock tunes and more intimate confessionals. Born and raised in Mechanicsville just outside of Richmond, her mother was a music teacher, and Dacus grew up singing. She began writing regularly via journaling in the sixth grade, and attended concerts, connecting with the Richmond music scene throughout high school. After graduating, she tried studying film at Virginia Commonwealth University with a plan to make music on the side, but soon dropped out and concentrated on writing songs. Her debut was put together relatively last-minute when a friend who worked at Starstruck Studio in Nashville let her know they had an open day. She had assembled a band from area musicians in guitarist Jacob Blizard, bass player Christine Moad, and drummer Hayden Cotcher, and the songs, which had been written solo, were arranged for the quartet in the week leading up to a ten-hour recording session. The friend at the studio, Collin Pastore, engineered and mixed the album, which was co-produced by Dacus, Pastore, and Blizard. Richmond label Egghunt Records took interest in the results and released No Burden in early 2016. The album quickly received buzz in the indie music press, and the band did an Audiotree Live session in March that was released as a digital EP. That June, 21-year-old Dacus announced she had signed with Matador Records, which reissued No Burden in September 2016. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi

This biography originally appeared on Billboard.

 

Source: http://www.billboard.com/artist/7325524/lucy-dacus/biography

Photo: http://matablog.matadorrecords.com/2016/09/09/lucy-dacus-no-burden-lp-reissue-available-today/

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ALT-ROCKERS A WILL AWAY DEBUT VIDEO FOR ‘GRAVITY’

By Jenna Romaine, Billboard

“Eighties pop-rock on acid” is how A Will Away have described themselves and — with a slew of memorable riffs, conceptual videos, and relatable lyrics that range from the everyday to transcendental — the band is living up to that.

Hailing from Connecticut, A Will Away’s first full-length album Here Again — released Mar. 3 via Triple Crown Records — in many ways acts as a continuation of their debut EP Bliss.

“Our songs are these stories and short anecdotal pieces about our own experiences,” vocalist Matt Carlson tells Billboard. “So when we finished Bliss, and we started writing more, and we started writing again, we noticed that the anecdotal Bliss days [stayed] relevant, they didn’t disappear.”

From the mundane (hating one’s job on the downtrodden “Pay Raise”) to the complex (navigating relationships in our current society), the alternative foursome have recreated their world through music. They often begin writing their parts separately, later coming together, only adding to their narrative of making sense from the sometimes disjointed and nonsensical.

“We just sort of noticed as we put Here Again together that it was just naturally attached to Bliss because we hadn’t detached thematically; we hadn’t detached to those feelings in our own lives,” explains Carlson.

A Will Away play a hands on role in the process of conceptualizing their music videos, like for their latest video for “Gravity.”

“When talking to him [director Eric Teti], I said something to the effect of, ‘I don’t really know what I want this to be: slow motion, black-and-white, and I want every indication that we’re in a floating void with abstract representing to force of gravity,’” Carlson tells Billboard.

Talk about a simple request; yet, somehow that’s exactly what came together. As the quartet perform, intangible concepts like time — and gravity itself — materialize in the form of flashes of clocks and the black vacuity that acts as the backdrop.

The visualization acts as a mirror to its lyrical counterparts, such as, “Gravity does what gravity wants/Pulling us back from the losing front/Seeing myself in a sliding door/Sweet cyanide and apple core,” speaking of arduous contemplation.

“The major takeaway [from our music] is you can sort of go as deep as you want,” says Carlson. “If you want to embrace this sort of ridiculous headspace that we’ve concocted as an experience then go for it; if you want to jam out to a song as a fun, poppy rock single, that’s fine too!”

Watch A Will Away’s new music video for “Gravity” premiering below.

This article originally appeared on Billboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7841907/a-will-away-gravity-video-premiere

Photo: http://localwolves.com/stories/on-the-loop-a-will-away/

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THE DRUGSTORE GYPSIES

By RollingStone

Sounds Like: The country-rock soundtrack to your next keg party, filled with slide-guitar strut, boogie-woogie bluster and thick Texas accents

For Fans of: Blackberry Smoke, A Thousand Horses, the rowdy side of Red Dirt

Why You Should Pay Attention: Already familiar faces on the Texas circuit, the Drugstore Gypsies raise honky-tonk hell on their self-titled debut, whose boozy highlights fit somewhere between Exile-era Rolling Stones and Eric Church’s “Drink in My Hand.” The guys also make room for power ballads and sexed-up salutes to life on the road, filling the cracks with Telecaster twang and Hammond organ. “This is our life,” insists frontman Duke Ryan, who speaks with the rapid-fire confidence of a carnival barker. “There are no sundresses or tailgates or cornfields here. We’ve played every bathroom stall from here to high hell, and we’re writing about the things we’ve seen on the road.”

They Say: “The biggest root of our sound is rock & roll,” adds Ryan. “Some people call it ‘Texas country.’ We’ve played shows with guys like Stoney LaRue, and that’s great, but we’re pulling from the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Aerosmith. To us, that falls into the vein of rock & roll.”

Hear for Yourself: “Breaking the Law” sings the praises of a jailbird-in-training, saluting Southern rock icons like Lynyrd Skynyrd along the way. R.C.

This article originally appeared on RollingStone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/country/lists/10-new-country-artists-you-need-to-know-may-2017

Photo: https://www.reverbnation.com/TheDrugstoreGypsies

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AMBER COFFMAN

By James Pearce, AllMusic

New York-based musician Amber Coffman is probably best-known for her part in the alternative rock outfit Dirty Projectors, in which she sang and played guitar. Coffman initially started out as a member of the post-rock band Sleeping People until 2007, when she became a full-time member of Dirty Projectors and toured to promote the Rise Above album. Coffman went on to be a key member of the band for 2009’s Bitte Orca and 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan, utilizing intricate vocal parts and three-part harmonies that became an integral part of the band. Aside from Dirty Projectors, Coffman collaborated with electronic musician Rusko on the 2010 track “Hold On,” as well as “Get Free” by Major Lazer, “She Knows” from J. Cole, and “No Regrets” with Snoop Lion and T.I. In 2017, Coffman made her debut as a solo artist with City of No Reply.

This article originally appeared on AllMusic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/amber-coffman-mn0000725442/biography

Photo: http://www.stereogum.com/1596081/hear-amber-coffman-on-the-beginnings-podcast/news/

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HEY VIOLET

By Heather Phares, AllMusic

Playing punk-pop with the emphasis on the pop, Los Angeles’ Hey Violet feature guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Miranda Miller, drummer/vocalist Nia Lovelis, bassist/lead vocalist Rena Lovelis, and guitarist Casey Moreta. The group formed out of the ashes of the hard rock band Cherri Bomb, changing its musical direction after parting ways with vocalist/guitarist Julia Pierce in early 2013. Soon after, Moreta joined as a temporary member but became a full-fledged part of the band that March. In February 2015, the band announced its new name was Hey Violet, and released the single “This Is Why” the following month. Hey Violet signed to 5 Seconds of Summer’s label Hi or Hey Records and toured with the band that May, June, and July in support of their debut EP, I Can Feel It. The band added touring bassist Iain Shipp as a full-fledged member in September 2016, shortly after the release of the poppier Brand New Moves EP, which spawned the hit “Guys My Age.”

This article originally appeared on AllMusic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/hey-violet-mn0003417430/biography

Photo: https://www.buzzfeed.com/caitlinjinks/hey-violet-are-your-new-fave-music-obsession

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CAYETANA

By Scott Kerr, AllMusic

American lo-fi punk rock trio Cayetana rose from the same D.I.Y. scene that produced contemporaries Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital, and Modern Baseball. Members Kelly Olsen and Allegra Anka first met while enrolled in a New York college before moving back to their hometown of Philadelphia, where they met Augusta Koch. None of them had any formal training on their respective instruments, but they forged ahead with making music on borrowed equipment, channeling the attitude of riot grrrl outfits Sleater-Kinney and Bikini Kill, alongside the indie rock influences of Guided by Voices and the Mountain Goats. Soon after forming in 2012, they released a home-recorded, three-track demo online and proceeded to play as many shows as possible. After hearing their music, independent label Tiny Engines signed the band for their debut album. They spent time tweaking the songs, and headed into the studio with engineer Matt Schimelfenig (Torres, the War on Drugs, the Menzingers) in 2013 and 2014 to complete their first album, Nervous Like Me, which was released mid-2014.

This article originally appeared on AllMusic.

Source: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cayetana-mn0003217480/biography

Photo: http://www.altpress.com

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