Jamila Woods releases debut project HEAVN

Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods has released her debut project HEAVN. Featuring Saba, Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper, Lorine Chia and production from oddCouple, Peter Cottontale, Carter Lang, the album is available now for free via Chicago’s Closed Sessions label. Check below for the link + a quote from Woods on the project.

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Cowtown (Leeds, UK) debut new video + announce new album ‘Paranormal Romance’ (HHBTM Records)


Cowtown (Leeds, UK) debut new video + announce new album ‘Paranormal Romance’ (HHBTM Records) like Deerhoof doing Devo covers in time of the Minutemen

Cowtown debut new video “Motivational Speaker” off their upcoming LP ‘Paranormal Romance’. (HHBTM Records)

RELEASE DATE: August 19th, 2016

Cowtown are to release their 4th studio LP Paranormal Romance this August 19, 2016 with Athens, Georgia label HHBTM Records in the USA on ghostly white vinyl. The Sheffield DIY label Audacious Art Experiment and new Folkestone label and record store Hot Salvation will release in the UK on limited pink vinyl.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway Debuts At #1 Around The World

Red Hot Chili PeppersPhoto credit: Steve Keros



Red Hot Chili Peppers 11th studio album The Getaway debuted at number one around the world on June 27, 2016. The heralded studio album from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart selling 108,000 traditional units and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 118,000 album equivalent units.

The Getaway, marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. It debuted at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany.

The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

Praise for the album includes:

“Some of their best songs in years… top-shelf modern-rock splendor” – Rolling Stone

“The Getaway proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound.” – USA Today

“The Getaway is a nuanced album, rife with journeyman craft and poetry, that proves the Red Hot Chili Peppersstill have plenty of their own creative fire.” – All Music

“Their best album in ages” – People

“Their best in years… Their tightest, prettiest collection of songs in more than a decade” – Vulture

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Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Movie – It’s So Easy And Other Lies [Watch Trailer]

Duff Mckagan

XLrator Media will release Duff McKagan‘s (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires) authorized documentary ‘It’s So Easy And Other Lies’ in theaters on June 3, 2016.

Check out the trailer:

Based on Duff McKagan’s New York Times best-selling autobiography, It’s So Easy And Other Lies opens by capturing one of Duff’s book readings at the Moore Theatre in Seattle and from there, takes the audience on an incredible cinematic journey from the driven Seattle teenager’s meager beginnings to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The film opens theatrically on June 3, 2016 with event screenings taking place around the country on May 26 and June 1.

IN THEATERS: June 3, 2016
DIRECTOR: Christopher Duddy
WRITER: Christopher Duddy
CAST: Duff McKagan, Slash, Mike McCready
SYNOPSIS: Based on his New York Times best-selling memoir and featuring exclusive archival footage, this authorized music documentary of Duff McKagan – founding member and bass player for Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and other bands – chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and fortune, his near-fatal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his remarkable life transformation.
GENRE: Documentary

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Neil Young to release new album Earth via Reprise Records

Neil Young

Neil Young will release a new album, entitled EARTH, on June 17th 2016 via Reprise Records. The album features performances of songs from a range of Young’s albums, including last year’s The Monsanto Years, 1990’s Ragged Glory, and 1970’s After the Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young’s 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) – Willie Nelson’s sons. The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show.

A new take on some of Young’s most beloved songs, EARTH features the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows – creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.

“Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, EARTH flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together,” says Young. “Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.”

On Friday, May 6th 2016, in Los Angeles between 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Natural History Museum Los Angeles County will present “An Evening With Neil Young”, as part of their “First Fridays” event series. “First Fridays” is a monthly event at the Natural History Museum that includes live music, DJ sets, and scientific discussions/presentations. For this event, Young will present the first public playback of his upcoming release, EARTH in its entirety in Pono high definition fidelity audio. Young will deliver the opening portion of the program with his insights and explanation of the making of EARTH, and its contents. This will be the first-ever public album preview by Young in his career and the first event of its kind for NHM. For tickets and further details, go to: “First Fridays”.

Coming out one week prior on June 10th are two rare films – the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical comedy Human Highway and the concert feature Rust Never Sleeps- for the first time on DVD and Blu Ray via Reprise Records. Neither film has been available or viewed in years. Human Highway is Young’s 1982 comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, and Devo, which has been digitally restored for the DVD and Blu Ray release. Rust Never Sleeps isthe full-length feature about Young’s 1978 concert tour and includes such classic young Young’s most popular songs, showcasing classic hits such as “I Am a Child,” featuring Crazy Horse, “Cinnamon Girl,” “Like A Hurricane” and both the acoustic and electric versions of his landmark song “Hey Hey, My My.” Both are currently available for pre-order through Neil Young Store and Amazon.com. Special bundles are available exclusively through Neil Young Store only.

Revised track-listing for EARTH is as follows:

“Mother Earth” (from Ragged Glory)
“Seed Justice” (previously unreleased)
“My Country Home” (from Ragged Glory)
“The Monsanto Years” (from The Monsanto Years)
“Western Hero” (from Sleeps With Angels)
“Vampire Blues” (from On The Beach)
“Hippie Dream” (from Landing On Water)
“After The Gold Rush” (from After The Gold Rush)
“Human Highway” (from Comes a Time)
“Big Box” (from The Monsanto Years)
“People Want to Hear About Love” (from The Monsanto Years)
“Wolf Moon” (from The Monsanto Years)
“Love & Only Love” (from Ragged Glory)

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New single “Siren” by London-based band Kid Cupid

Kid Cupid

After joining forces only a year ago and already being compared to huge acts including London Grammar and Young Galaxy, the London-based indie-electro quartet Kid Cupid are definitely ones to watch in 2016.

Their upcoming new single “Siren” is the perfect introduction to what’s yet to come. Filled with backing harmonies highlighting the importance of the lyrics and topped with Laura’s incredible vocal delivery instantly draws comparisons to CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry.

Produced by the band themselves, the track ticks all the right boxes from start to finish. It consist of attention-grabbing lyrics, flowing real-world analogies as well as plenty of space for the listener’s diy interpretation. Their clever use of a broader range of instruments such as the snare drums to add the captivating rolling and additional tribal drum patterns resemble the likes of “Jungle” as well as Bastille’s hit “Pompeii”.

“Siren” is the lead track taken from their forth-coming EP, and it will be available for sale and download everywhere 3rd June 2016.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/kidcupidmusic/siren


Blossoms reveal new video for their latest single “Getaway”

Blossoms have revealed a brand new video for their latest single “Getaway” which is available online and digitally now. The ethereal and sci-fi inspired video was directed by James Slater who has previously worked with artists including Major Lazer and Jamie T.

The five-piece band from Stockport started 2016 by coming No.4 in the BBC Sound Poll. The new single, “Getaway”, follows on from the band’s impressive EP ‘At Most A Kiss’ which went straight to No.1 in the iTunes chart. The title track from the EP was on the A-List at 6 Music as well as the B-List at Radio 1 and Absolute radio and the daytime playlist at Radio X.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs_0z3DaIC4

Blossoms have just completed their biggest ever UK tour which included sold out shows at London’s Scala and Manchester’s Albert Hall. The band will be performing at various festivals throughout the UK this summer including appearances at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Reading and Leeds, Parklife, Kendal Calling, Festival No.6 and more.

“The Stockport band’s cathartic sing-alongs hark back to the region’s pop greats.” The Guardian

“Mancunian pop perfection” Shortlist

“Minor key moodiness with the kind of bravado not seen since the glory days of The Stone Roses and The La’s” The Times

“Glittering indie pop” ­Metro

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