G. Love And Special Sauce To Release New Album



G. Love and Special Sauce have announced the release date for Love Saves The Day from Brushfire Records on October 30, 2015. The album returns to the classic ‘hip-hop blues’ sound first pioneered by the trio in the early 90s and features a bevy of guest artists including Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, David Hildago of Los Lobos, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol.

Love Saves The Day features the down and dirty “trashcan blues” sound of G. Love and his long-term Special Sauce rhythm section – upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens. Engineer and producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, Mars Volta) recorded the group live with few edits to capture the raw and unfiltered electricity of the tracks. “The music,” G. Love enthuses, “jumped off the tape.”

For his 10th studio full-length, G. Love invited friends new and old to accompany him on creating a spirited groove-centric release. On the album’s opening self-titled track, David Hidalgo’s wicked guitar licks offer a nod to the blues-inspired bands of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Hidalgo also contributes to two other songs – the lyrically charged “That Girl” and sharp-tongued “Dis Song”. Celebrated singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams joins G. Love on the delightfully unruly rendition of the old Leadbelly tune “New York City.” On the mesmerizing “Muse,” which arose from an all-night writing session with pal Citizen Cope, G. Love’s sinewy slide guitar drives the tune’s southern rock/hip-hop hybrid groove while Ozomatli contributes escalating brass embellishment. The L.A. group also lend energetic horn work to “Let’s Have A Good Time,” a super funky jam that could have easily been a lost James Brown gem.

A self-described road dog, G. Love and Special Sauce are currently on tour throughout the fall. Dates for a winter/spring 2016 tour in support of Love Saves The Day will be announced soon.

For tour dates, music and more information on G. Love and Special Sauce, visit – http://philadelphonic.com

Chris Cornell’s “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” Most Added At Triple A, Active Rock and Mainstream Rock

Chris Cornell’s debut single – “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” – from his forthcoming studio album Higher Truth accomplished a rare feat as it became the #1 most added single at Triple A and Active Rock, two distinctly different formats, this week. Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “dynamic,” “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” was also the #1 most added single at the Mainstream Rock format, a testament to the song and the legacy of the multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter.

Higher Truth will be released on Friday, September 18, 2015 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), and fans can pre-order the deluxe version of album, which contains four bonus tracks. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth showcases Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman – telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.

Last week Cornell released the lyric video for the song, directed by Josh Graham. The clip beautifully reflects the essence of the song and in a few short days it has racked up over 170K views.

In other news, Cornell will kick off the Higher Truth acoustic tour on September 18, 2015 in San Diego, CA crossing North America before winding down on November 4th in Phoenix, AZ stopping at famed venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Massey Hall in Toronto and more. A full list of dates can be found on his website.

Chris Cornell:

Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands selling over 30 million records worldwide – he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist. His career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, KING ANIMAL, to widespread acclaim.

Cornell has continually redefined his sound and vision. In 1990, side project Temple of the Dog saw him experiment with a more soulful style alongside the future members of Pearl Jam. Later in the decade, his critically acclaimed solo album EUPHORIA MORNING combined lush melody and instrumentation with lyrics which spoke of alienation and despair. And as the millennium turned, he joined with three other musical pioneers from Rage Against the Machine to create supergroup Audioslave. The multi-platinum band released three albums and toured stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro’s Cuba. Cornell has also collaborated with many different artists, most recently the Zac Brown Band on their single “Heavy Is The Head”, which peaked at #1 on rock radio in the US.

His soundtrack work has spanned both big budget and independent cinema. He was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale). With Soundgarden, he wrote the end title song “Live To Rise” for The Avengers, the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. He duetted with Joy Williams on his song “Misery Chain” which appeared on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and his song “The Keeper” from Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2012.

Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “sometimes you don’t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.” The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name.

Cornell will reissue his first solo album Euphoria Mourning (with original title) on August 14th. The album will be remastered and re-released for vinyl for the first time.

Cornell has also become involved in philanthropy, using music to support causes that help foster change. The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

For tour dates and more, please go to:

Chris Cornell Official Website


Following the success of his hugely acclaimed 2012 Top Three U.K. album, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Richard Hawley, one of the U.K.’s greatest songwriters, will release his eighth studio album, HOLLOW MEADOWS on September 11, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records in the US and Parlophone Records in the U.K.

Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015, HOLLOW MEADOWS sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated songwriting and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place. Meditating on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships, much of the album shares a brooding, yet wistful and romantic atmosphere in keeping with early albums Late Night Final and Lowedges, as well as touches of 2009’s Truelove’s Gutter and “Standing At The Sky’s Edge”.

For the first time ever, Hawley demoed the songs in his shed studio with his long-time guitarist and confidant, Shez Sheridan (who also co-produced the album with Hawley and Colin Elliot). This allowed him to enter the studio with fully realised songs, and many of those original demos were so strong, they form part of the finished album, including the vocal to the sublime opening track, “I Still Want You” – Hawley at his most vulnerable and romantic, with one of those choruses that only Hawley seems capable of writing, like a ballroom spotlight on a glitterball.

In the world of HOLLOW MEADOWS, everything seems to feed into Hawley’s uniquely earthy strain of mysticism. All roads seem to lead back to the same place – literally in the case of the album’s title. In keeping with the tradition of previous albums, which all allude to places in and around Sheffield, Hawley alighted on the name Hollow Meadows which was thought to be the location of a hospital that existed as recently as the 1950s. In fact, further research yielded that the area was originally known as Auley Meadows – a name thought to derive from the Hawley family who lived there between the 13th and 17th Century.

The album features some notable guests from the UK folk scene; Hawley’s neighbour and friend Martin Simpson, who plays slide guitar and banjo on “Long Time Down”, and Nancy Kerr, who plays fiddle and viola on “The World Looks Down,” “I Still Want You,” and “Nothing Like A Friend.” There is also a song inspired in part by Hawley’s friendship with the iconic folk singer Norma Waterson (“Heart Of Oak”). Other guests include one of Hawley’s oldest and dearest friends, Jarvis Cocker who plays Rheem Kee super bass on “Nothing Like A Friend,” and the Hick Street Chip Shop Singers, who are made up of various Sheffield luminaires, including Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor.

HOLLOW MEADOWS is an album full of exceptional songwriting, beautiful melodies and harmonies, and some of the finest lyrics and vocals Hawley as ever written and recorded. It will further cement his reputation as one of Britain’s greatest songwriters of the past 15 years.

HOLLOW MEADOWS Track listing:

1. I Still Want You
2. The World Looks Down
3. Which Way
4. Serenade Of Blue
5. Long Time Down
6. Nothing Like A Friend
7. Sometimes I Feel
8. Tuesday PM
9. Welcome The Sun
10. Heart Of Oak
11. What Love Means

The album will be available on CD, digital download and gatefold double vinyl.

For more information, please go to:

Richard Hawley Official Website

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Andrew McMahon
Andrew McMahon has been through a lot in his 32 years on earth: like all of us, he has lived joy, pain, accident, and illness; unlike most he’s also dealt with the vagaries of the music business, the strains of tour…

Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon has been through a lot in his 32 years on earth: like all of us, he has lived joy, pain, accident, and illness; unlike most he’s also dealt with the vagaries of the music business, the strains of tour; he has battled cancer and witnessed the birth of his first child. Life has changed and so has Andrew. If, as McMahon says, “music is a mirror to the adventure of living,” each new chapter of life deserves its own title. As such, his music will go forward under the name Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. As AMITW, he has shared his new single, “Cecilia and the Satellite.” The track is from his forthcoming self-titled album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness to be released this fall, marking his debut on Vanguard Records.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Cecilia and the Satellite :

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness track list:

Canyon Moon
Cecilia and the Satellite
High Dive   
All Our Lives
See Her On The Weekend
Black and White Movies
Driving Through a Dream
Rainy Girl
Maps For The Getaway

For the latest tour dates, music and more please go to:

Andrew McMahon Official Website

Big Ups announce debut UK tour dates for 2014 [Video]

Big Ups
This February will see NYC foursome Big Ups make the trip across the pond for the very first time after kicking up a storm with their riotous live performances in Northern America, particularly their frenzied sets at this year’s CMJ festival. The band will be bringing their scuzzy, intense brand of punk rock to the UK in February.

Big Ups

This February will see NYC foursome Big Ups make the trip across the pond for the very first time after kicking up a storm with their riotous live performances in Northern America, particularly their frenzied sets at this year’s CMJ festival. The band will be bringing their scuzzy, intense brand of punk rock to the UK in February. Dates below.

For fans after a glimpse of what to expect from a Big Ups show, they need look no further than the band’s recent clip for album cut “Goes Black”. Directed by Sean Stout (Terror Eyes), the camera takes viewers to the front row of a show, a sweat-laden visual attack on the senses with the camera under constant threat of flailing limbs.

“Goes Black” comes from the band’s upcoming debut record ‘Eighteen Hours of Static’, due for European release on 13th January 2014 through Tough Love Records. Dead Labour handle the US release.

Big Ups – Goes Black video:

The band, made up of Brendan Finn, Joe Galarraga, Amar Lal, and Carlos Salguero Jr., met whilst learning about specifications of Cat 5 cables in New York City. Shortly after, they formed a band. Since that glamorous meeting in 2010, Big Ups have refined their blend of punk, post-punk, metal, and indie rock into a salty mash that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. At their brightest, they have been likened to The Descendents, but at their sludgiest, they call to mind bands like Pissed Jeans and The Jesus Lizard.

This winter, the band will release their debut 11-track LP, Eighteen Hours of Static on Tough Love Records (Girls Names, Cymbals). The record was recorded by Charles DeChants in the rock ‘n’ roll labyrinth known as Excello Recording in Brooklyn over three days. The album highlights Big Ups’ depressive mood swings. They toy with dynamics on aggressive tracks like “TMI”, “Little Kid”, and “Fresh Meat”. But not to worry – the mania is still there; songs like “Goes Black” and “Atheist Self-Help” demand attention with their sneering guitars and colossal drums. Lyrically, the album is a meditation on subjects like truth, faith, and science (the record’s title is a reference to Carl Sagan’s Contact), but admittedly, Big Ups doesn’t necessarily have all of the answers.

The band are currently touring the US, and are set to head to Europe in the new year.

Big Ups February 2014 UK tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
Mon 24th – Start the Bus, Bristol
Tues 25th – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Thurs 27th – The Old Blue Last, London
Fri 28th – Bermuda Triangle, Brighton

Eighteen Hours of Static Track Listing

1. Body Parts
2. Goes Black
3. Justice
4. Grin
5. Wool
6. TMI
7. Little Kid
8. Atheist Self-Help
9. Disposer
10. Fresh Meat
11. Fine Line

Photo credit: Dylan Johnson

For the latest tour dates, music and information, please go to:

Big Ups Facebook

Post War Glamour Girls announce debut album ‘Pink Fur’

Post War Glamour Girls
Post War Glamour Girls have announced the release of their debut ten-track LP ‘Pink Fur’ on February 14th 2014, along with two exciting launch shows in Leeds and London.

Post War Glamour Girls

Post War Glamour Girls have announced the release of their debut ten-track LP ‘Pink Fur’ on February 14th 2014, along with two exciting launch shows in Leeds and London.

Described as being reminiscent of The Birthday Party with vocals evocative of Nick Cave crossed with Frank Black (if they both hailed from Leeds), Post War Glamour Girls have spent the past two years building up an impressive body of work, showcasing their innate knack for creating intricately layered and intelligent compositions with an almost theatrical Arcade Fire-like build up.

Post War Glamour Girls

And while the mainstream has noticed, with the band already receiving heavy support from DIY, Clash, being invited to perform on the NME/BBC Radio 1 stages at Reading and Leeds festivals in 2012, as well as playing the main stage at Beacons Festival, it’s the incredible amount of underground fan-driven support that has marked Post War Glamour Girls out as a band to watch in 2014.

Having sold out of their debut 7” single “Ode to Harry Dean/ Spitting Pearls” and their initial EP ‘Tragic Loss; he had such a lovely house’, the band continued 2013 with a series of lauded shows at Live at Leeds and Long Division, tour supports with both PINS and I Like Trains, as well as performing to over 800 people at Leeds University Stylus.

Everything has been leading to this moment with the band announcing the release of their expansive and epic ten-track debut album, ‘Pink Fur’, on Valentines Day of next year. Recorded in break neck speed with Lee Smith and Jamie Lockhart (The Cribs, Forward Russia) at Greenmount Studios, ‘Pink Fur’ will be pressed onto CD and vinyl, along with a limited edition of 100 pink records in honour of the band’s title.

Never short of theatrics, the band will be performing their album in full at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on February 13th, with additional special guests plus a choir consisting of members of Heart-Ships, Witch Hunt, and Sam Airey. The show will be followed by a separate London launch show at Hoxton Square Bar & Grill on the release date, ahead of an extensive UK headline tour later in 2014.

Post War Glamour Girls – Jazz Funerals video:

“Post War Glamour Girls have an energy, an intelligence which marks them out.” Clash

Post War Glamour Girls February 2014 live dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

13th Feb – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
14th Feb – LONDON – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

Post War Glamour Girls Official Website

Marina Gasolina releases debut album ‘Commando’

Marina Gasolina
You could never accuse the enigmatic Marina Gasolina of being bland or conformist. The founding member and former front person of controversial Brazilian baile-funk band Bonde Do Role has unleashed her début album ‘Commando’.

Marina Gasolina

Marina Gasolina – Debut Album ‘Commando’ Produced By Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt

You could never accuse the enigmatic Marina Gasolina of being bland or conformist. The founding member and former front person of controversial Brazilian baile-funk band Bonde Do Role has unleashed her début album ‘Commando’.

Released via former CSS lynch pin Adriano Cintra‘s label Coletiva Produtora and produced by Ladytron‘s Daniel Hunt and Etienne Tron (Radioclit,) ‘Commando’ is a dizzying mix of surf rock n’ roll, electro punk and pure ‘white trash rockabilly.’ It also sees her breaking free from the baile-funk sound to explore her punkier roots and create a sound that has been described as “Peggy Lee backed by the Stooges” and “Karen O fronting The Mary Chain sound-tracking a cyberpunk spaghetti western!”

Since leaving Bonde Do Role, Marina has collaborated with Adriano Cintra to form the highly acclaimed duo Madrid, she has also relocated from Brazil, initially to London before settling in Paris. On her way, she’s worked with an array of acclaimed artists such as The Go! Team, Crookers, Herve, Severin, AcidKids Maskinen, and Architecture in Helsinki.

‘Commando’ – tracklist

1. Forbidden Things
2. No One Loves You (like I Do)
3. London Surf
4. Invasor
5. Where The Wild Things Are
6. Nature Calls
7. Leone
8. Karamazov Syndrome
9. Johnny Wet My Pants
10.The Waltz,The End

For the latest shows, music and information, please go to:

Marina Gasolina Facebook