2/23/2017

Roni Size Returns to Los Angeles | Headlining Project LA on 3/9!

Roni Size Headlining Project LA
in Los Angeles on March 9th


Awarded the 2017 Music Producers Guild Inspiration Award

***Please contact Stunt Company ASAP w/ any press requests***
Roni Size is returning to the US for a handful of select US solo DJ gigs and festival dates for the first time in nearly a decade. Spanning his 20-plus-year career, Size has kept busy releasing music, running three record labels, producing, and working on his most recent collaborative projectB-Sides and Pro7ectSize was also the recent recipient of the 2017 Music Producers Guild Inspiration Award, which comes exactly 20 years after receiving the Mercury Music Prize for 1997's New Forms LP.

The award is given to recording professionals who, according to the MPG board of directors, are "responsible for a body of work that has significantly inspired others." Previous recipients include Nile Rodgers, Damon Albarn, Glyn Johns and Sylvia Massy.
Throughout his career, Size has worked with several high profile artists, having amassed production credits with the likes of Method Man, Rage Against The Machine's Zac de la Rocha and beat-box master Rahzel. More recently he collaborated with the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events composer, William Goodchild, to mark the re-opening of Bristol’s Colston Hall.
Tony Platt, managing director of the MPG’s Awards Group, said: “Roni is an inspiration on so many levels. His fresh and inclusive attitude to music production and performance has opened doors for so many aspiring artists and musicians. Staying true to his roots he has avoided the stereotyping of the modern music industry." - Music Week
Confirmed US Tour Dates 
March 9th @ Project LA in Los Angeles, CA - Buy tickets HERE
            March 10th @ 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, CA - Buy tickets HERE
            March 11th @ The Black Box in Denver, CO - Buy tickets HERE
July 1st  @ Moonshine Music Festival in Braselton, GA - Buy tickets HERE
            July 28th @ Big Dub Festival in Artemas, PA - Buy tickets HERE




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Lillie Mae unveils Jack White-produced album

LILLIE MAE UNVEILS JACK WHITE-PRODUCED ALBUM FOREVER AND THEN SOME
OUT APRIL 14TH ON THIRD MAN RECORDS
FIRST SINGLE "OVER THE HILL AND THROUGH THE WOODS" PREMIERED TODAY 
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
PRE-ORDER FOREVER AND THEN SOME NOW

Album Cover Photo by Laura Partain

(Nashville, TN) 
Third Man Records has announced the extraordinary new album from Nashville-based singer-songwriter-musician Lillie MaeFOREVER AND THEN SOME arrives worldwide on Friday, April 14th and is available for pre-order now, with all digital pre-orders receiving an instant download of the album's wistful first single, "Over The Hill and Through The Woods," which was also released today.

"Over The Hill and Through The Woods" is accompanied by a companion video, directed by acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, and producer Elise Tyler (Damien Jurado, William Tyler, Kevin Morby). The clip premieres today on YouTube. "Over The Hill and Through The Woods" will also be available as a vinyl 7", beginning tomorrow, February 24th, at thirdmanstore.com. A limited edition 7" will then be released exclusively at Third Man's Nashville and Detroit retail stores for Record Store Day 2017 on April 22nd.
Lillie Mae will celebrate the release of FOREVER AND THEN SOME with a wide-ranging run of North American live dates, starting with a March 9th headline show at The Syndicate Lounge in Birmingham, AL on the way to Austin, TX for South by Southwest (SXSW), and then hitting the road with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. For  tickets, updates, and additional dates, please visit lilliemaemusic.com.

Lillie Mae has been singing and playing on stages across the country since she could stand on her own two feet. FOREVER AND THEN SOME sees the Nashville-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist weaving her own extraordinary experiences with the myriad strains of Americana to create a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure. Songs like "Wash Me Clean" and "Honky Tonks and Taverns" stand out as snapshots of intimacies, encounters, and moments that matter, reverberating with earnest emotion and restless creative energy. Produced by 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Jack White III at Third Man Studio in Nashville, FOREVER AND THEN SOME affirms Lillie Mae as a remarkably gifted musical storyteller, a bright new star that's been here all along.

FOREVER AND THEN SOME features backing throughout by the core combo of Frank Carter Rische on electric and acoustic guitars, Scarlett Rische on mandolin, and the veteran rhythm section of bassist Brian Zonn and drummer Tanner Jacobson. Other notables appearing include keyboardist Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age), banjo player Ian Craft (The Howlin' Brothers), and Old Crow Medicine Show pianist Cory Younts, with harmony vocals from McKenna Grace Rische and singer-songwriter Carey Kotsonis.

LILLIE MAE
FOREVER AND THEN SOME
(Third Man Records)
Release Date: Friday, April 14th
  
2. Honky Tonks And Taverns
3. Wash Me Clean
4. Loaner
5. Honest And True
6. These Daze
7. Forever And Then Some
8. Nearing Home
9. To Go Wrong
10. Some Fine Day
11. Dance To The Beat Of My Own Drum




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Let's Eat Grandma Announce Los Angeles & New York Dates Around SXSW Appearance

Let’s Eat Grandma Announce Los Angeles & New York Dates Around SXSW Appearance
I, Gemini LP Out Now Via Transgressive
Photo Credit: Francesca Allen 

US Tour Mar 14 -18  – Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mar 23 – New York, NY – Rough Trade
Let’s Eat Grandma have announced their first ever Los Angeles show at The Echo, as well as a triumphant return to New York at Rough Trade. The dates follow their upcoming appearance at SXSW, with their showcases to be announced in the coming weeks. The British duo broke through last year with their debut album I, Gemini, out now on Transgressive. It was heralded by critics as one of the most wildly imaginative and original debut albums in years. 

As thick as thieves, as sharp as knives, as like-minded as twins, wildly imaginative multi-instrumentalists and talented putative pop stars Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, met aged four in their local infant school in Norwich and have been inseparable ever since. Let’s Eat Grandma was formed in 2013 when Rosa was given a second hand acoustic guitar for her birthday and Jenny adopted a battered old ukulele. Influenced by playing jazz and classical music both in and out of school and their own desire to explode the pop formula, they started writing a series of uniquely structured compositions. On a month by month basis their repertoire of instruments expanded and expanded to include the saxophone, the piano, mandolin, drums, synthesizers, harmonica, recorders and whistles, even if their audience initially was only each other.

The name Let’s Eat Grandma was chosen in a rush the night before their first ever gig, from an old grammatical joke which highlights the usefulness of a well placed comma. The name is ideal for a band that can sound quite sweet and poppy on first listen but who also have deeper, darker undercurrents. 
Praise for Let’s Eat Grandma

Hollingworth and Walton, a duo from Norwich, U.K., have created a closed-off musical world with their songs. They craft duets with spooky, childlike timbres.” –The New Yorker

“There's a darkness in this music and the stories, but also a real humor embedded in what they do.” --NPR

“The teenaged duo Let’s Eat Grandma explore the nightmarish whimsy of nursery rhymes and folktales with a distinctively English flavor on their chilling and impressive debut” - Pitchfork

“With dark humor and boundless imagination, the young women of LEG return folktales to their original, oral habitats. Their first album and its accompanying visuals artfully balance innocence and know-how ― seriousness and make-believe ― slashing gendered preconceptions of fairy tales and their contemporary counterpoint: pop music.” –Huffington Post

“They craft subversive, unflinching experimental pop that includes nearly three-minute long instrumental intros and bouts of rap.” –Interview Magazine

“They make weird, enchanting pop music that cribs from fairy tales, hip-hop beats, and the classical music their parents played at home. They call it “psychedelic sludge-pop,” something that sounds as likely to come out of Willy Wonka’s factory as your headphones.” --SPIN

"It's wildly unpredictable: like the neon-streaked imagination of a child paired with the expertise of someone much older.” --FADER

Listen to I, Gemini on Spotify
Buy I, Gemini on iTunes

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Chicano Batman's FREEDOM IS FREE at NPR's FIRST LISTEN - Tour Starts Tonight

CHICANO BATMAN
FREEDOM IS FREE STREAMING IN FULL AT NPR MUSIC
AHEAD OF 
MARCH 3 RELEASE (ATO)
JOHNNIE WALKER “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND” AD
BROADCAST DURING GRAMMYS: PASSES ONE MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS
NATIONAL TOUR STARTS TONIGHT & HEADS TO SXSW, COACHELLA & MORE



“Chicano Batman has always exuded soulfulness in a broad sense of the term, but with Freedom Is Free, they're deliberately playing with '60s and '70s R&B influences.”
NPR Music

“Chicano Batman have gone full Gil Scott-Heron on new album” 

-
Noisey

“Funk soul brothers put a fresh twist on vintage ingredients… sounds like relics of a lost jam session between Curtis Mayfield and Carlos Santana.”
- UNCUT Magazine

New York, NY (February 23, 2017) –
Chicano Batman will release Freedom Is Free next week (March 3) via ATO Records but you can listen to the album in full courtesty of NPR's FIRST LISTEN. Produced by Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs) the album foregrounds the soul and R&B elements of the band's sound, truly captuing the band's live energy, bringing their aesthetic goals to life. Oliver Wang at NPR urges you to, "Dive into a sound that blends Rio de Janiero's tropicalia, Lima's cumbia, and American soul and funk."


In addition to NPR Music, Freedom Is Free is being lauded by Noisey, LA Times, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Magnet, FLOOD, CLASH, UNCUT and moreThe organ-driven soul jam Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” has been added to tastemaker stations across the country including SiriusXMU, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN and KCMP (The Current), to name a few. 

You may have noticed the band as the face of a new Johnnie Walker ad, reimagining Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land", which aired during the Grammys. The video is now over one million views on YouTube and counting.

Chicano Batman starts a national headlining tour tonight for a SOLD OUT show in Seattle, performing live on KEXP this afternoon at 1:30pm EST and running down the coast for a hometown release show (which sold out in less than an hour) at The Roxy on March 4.

The tour continues to SXSW, across the country and back for a return 
to Coachella, Forecastle Festival and Green Riverfestival with more summer festivals to be added. 

"Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" 
Video
"Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" Live at Diamond Mine: 
https://youtu.be/Qe8rXtDzYsI
"Angel Child" Live at Diamond Mine: https://youtu.be/aDKYJWLptno

Pre-order Freedom Is Free from Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

Chicano Batman Tour Dates
Feb 23 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile # **SOLD OUT**
Feb 24 – Portland, OR – Star Theater #
Feb 25 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall #
Feb 26 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre Lounge #
Mar 01 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow's #
Mar 02 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz #
Mar 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore # **SOLD OUT**
Mar 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy # **SOLD OUT**
Mar 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Music Festival $
Mar 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Viva PHX $

Mar 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad $
Mar 15 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 18 – Dallas, TX – Rhythm Beats Culture $
Mar 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio $
Mar 21 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL #
Mar 22 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight #
Mar 23 – Chapel Hill, NC 
 Local 506 #
Mar 24 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern #
Mar 25 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel #
Mar 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge #

Mar 28 – Boston, MA -- The Sinclair #
Mar 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Apr 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore #
Apr 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – James Street Ballroom #
Apr 04 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground #
Apr 05 – Detroit, MI – El Club #
Apr 06 – Grand Rapids, MI 
– The Stache @ The Intersection #
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
Apr 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird $
Apr 10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater $
Apr 11 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf $
Apr 12 – El Paso, TX – The Perch
Apr 13 
– Tucson, AZ –191 Toole
Apr 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 20 – San Diego, CA – Music Box *
Apr 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 29 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House **SOLD OUT**
Jul 15 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
Jul 16 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival


# w. 79.5 & SadGirl
$ w. The Shacks & SadGirl
* w. Lee Fields & The Expressions

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Wolf Eyes announces tour dates + launches Bleep Store, "Undertow" LP out 3/24 on Lower Floors


WOLF EYES ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES
LAUNCHES BLEEP STORE
UNDERTOW LP OUT MARCH 24 ON NEW IMPRINT: LOWER FLOOR MUSIC
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE


                                                                                                                      photo courtesy of Doug Coombe

Times of chaos ring the bells for the newest sea-bottom R&B sound lurch from radical sonic artists WOLF EYES. The U$A’s longest-running homemade primitive electronic poetry & vibes trio launch another scotched taped nuclear audio front on humanity. The 2017 release Undertow finds the trio diving into new depths of the electronic and free jazz infected world. A world they created themselves from scratch, running over the course of two decades.
The vinyl edition comes with a double-sided foldout A2 poster featuring album artwork on one side and a compilation of gig flyers and imagery documenting twenty years of noise and troubled chaos on the reverse. A full download card is also included.
Formed in 1996 in Detroit, Michigan, WOLF EYES have recorded for Sub Pop, Troubleman Unlimited, De Stijl and most recently Third Man, as well as their countless self-released documents of audio destruction and micro-run slabs of noise. The band has an inzane history of collaborations, side projects and solo outputs. While staying consistently road-hardened they’ve shared stages with everyone from Sonic Youth to Anthony Braxton to Andrew W.K. to Aphex Twin to Morton Subotnick. The Wolf boys also continue to play gigs with all like-minded outsider stoner/loner freaks in the world’s basements, from whence this beast originally emerged.
LOWER FLOOR MUSIC is a brand new imprint dedicated to the group’s cultural vision. The Lower Floor Music label will be curated by Wolf Eyes and feature both new and archival visions from the band as well as work by like-minded artists. Lower Floor Music will benefit from a world-wild distribution deal providing fans of electronic music across the globe access to Wolf Eyes’ sound-vision and like-minded community spirits. The idea of a home-basement for Wolf Eyes is not new. Since 1998 the band has generated a massive tidal wave of releases nearly adding up to over 500 titles; mostly limited from 2-100 copies. Released on American Tapes, Hanson, AA, Warzone, and countless other independent/homemade labels, these documents often vanished forever into the arcane crypts of collectors. WOLF EYES has the unending thirst to explore every shadowy sonic corner of the homespun audio universe. The band has just launched a BLEEP store which is live right now, check it out here.
"UNDERTOW" and "LOWER FLOOR MUSIC": direct expression from the rotten rat explorers to sink into the seams of your soul.

Additonally the band have announced a slew of tour dates in the U.S & Europe, check them out as well as the title track & album artwork below. 

LISTEN: Wolf Eyes - "Undertow"
https://soundcloud.com/wolfeyes-tripmetal/undertow

PRE-ORDER: Wolf Eyes - Undertow
https://wolf-eyes.bleepstores.com

TOUR DATES

3/11 - Detroit, MI @ El Club *album launch party*
3/24 - UK, London @ EXFED Warehouse (New River Studios) - *album launch party*
3/25 - FR, Paris @ Sonic Protest Festival
3/26 - ES, Barcelona @ Freedonia
3/27 - ES, Zaragoza @ Las Armas
3/28 - ES, Madrid @ El Sol
3/29 - PT, Lisbon @ ZDB
3/30 - SK, Bratislava @ Fuga
4/1 - NL, Den Haag @ Rewire Festival
4/2 - UK, Edinburgh @ The Banshee Labyrinth
4/3 - UK, Newcastle @ Sage Gateshead
4/5 - DE, Cologne @ Baustelle Kalk
4/6 - FR, Nantes @ Le Pôle étudiant
4/7 - BE, Brussels @ BRDCST Festival
4/8 - UK, Brighton @ West Hill Hall
4/18 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
4/21 - Providence, RI @ AS220
4/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
4/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
5/20 - Durham, NC @ Moogfes
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Skinny Lister Premiere New Video With Brooklyn Vegan, Touring U.S. With Flogging Molly

LONDON-BASED ROCK BAND SKINNY LISTER PREMIERE
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “INJURIES” WITH BROOKLYN VEGAN


EAST COAST HEADLINE DATES IN NEW YORK CITY, WASHINGTON, DC
AND SPRING U.S. TOUR SUPPORTING FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCED

THE DEVIL, THE HEART & THE FIGHT IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS

“Skinny Lister knows how to have a good time. Throughout their performances, there are various Celtic references, acoustic instrumentation and a ton of fun. It’s a kind of show where you need to hold onto your bootstraps.” – Noisey

“…a visceral and deafening experience.” – The Independent (5-out-of-5)

“…considerably upped their game.” – Q Magazine (5-out-of-5)


WATCH: “INJURIES” (VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN)



Photo: Ben Morse

Xtra Mile Recordings and the unstoppable, explosive force of UK six-piece Skinny Lister are pleased to present the music video for the band’s new single, “Injuries.” Taken from its recently-released studio album titled The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, “Injuries” was filmed by notable MTV Europe VJ and Rockpalast host Ingo Schmoll at Joshua Tree during the band’s biggest U.S. headline tour late last year. Premiering now with Brooklyn Vegan, “Injuries” expresses one’s necessary need to press forward despite life’s many curveballs and overall setbacks. “’Injuries' is about following your heart despite the risks, doing what you want to do with your life, and overcoming the obstacles that inevitably get thrown in your way,” said frontman Dan Heptinstall. “Shit is thrown at all of us from time to time, and 'Injuries' is a celebration of picking yourself up and battling on, and turning those experiences to your advantage.” Check out the premiere of “Injuries” via Brooklyn Vegan HERE.

Additionally, Skinny Lister recently announced a number of headline shows and appearances supporting Flogging Molly in the U.S. during March and April. Beginning in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, March 21, the tour will take in 11 evenings and hit markets such as Houston, TX on Wednesday, March 22, New Orleans, LA on Friday, March 24, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, March 28, and feature headline performances in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 30 and New York City on Sunday, April 2. A full listing of dates can be found below with ticketing information available on Skinny Lister’s official site HERE.

If their folk debut album (Forge & Flagon, 2012) celebrated the sticks and their punkier second (Down On Deptford Broadway, 2015) blinked in the bright lights of London; their rocked-up third, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight sees Skinny Lister going global. Pieced together while on the road, and recorded over five weeks in Newcastle Under Lyme’s Silk Mill Studio in May 2016 with producer Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways), it is Skinny Lister’s most far-reaching, exciting and accomplished album yet. It’s a full-on rock record that splashes even more punk vigour and eighties pop elements across their fervent folk canvas, taking in hints of Adam Ant and The Clash. It also brings the folk storytelling tradition bang up to date with its brutally honest and close to the knuckle lyrics of real-life stories (‘Geordie Lad’, ‘Charlie’) and on-the-road mayhem, the Pogue-ish ‘Hamburg Drunk’.

A mature, vibrant and varied record, it mingles classic Skinny folk romances (‘Grace’, ‘Reunion’) with epic rock takes on rafter-rattling shanties (‘Beat It From The Chest’) and hearty Dexys-style tributes to the fans they meet on the road (‘Fair Winds & Following Seas’), plus a hitherto unseen darker side. Take the deceptively upbeat ‘Injuries’, Dan’s ode on the bruising nature of life, or ‘Devil In Me’, in which Lorna comes on like a particularly melodic Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: “the devil in me will come for you and you’ll pay the price for not being very nice… you took my life, I’m taking yours, that seems to me a fair trade”. Gulp.

The Devil, The Heart & The Fight is like Skinny’s previous albums gone backpacking; expanding its horizons, full of adventure, discovering itself and doing things it regrets in the morning. Have heart, ye devils, join the fight.

Skinny Lister will be making the following appearances throughout 2017. Dates below with more to be announced soon.  

March 21 - Dallas, TX – House of Blues * 
March 22 - Houston, TX – House of Blues * 
March 24 - New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater *  
March 25 - Mobile, AL – O’Daly’s Irish Pub *  
March 26 - Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues *
March 28 - Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
March 29 - Norfolk, VA – Norva *
March 30 - Washington DC - Rock And Roll Hotel (headline)
March 31 - Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Convention Centre *
April 01 - Rochester, NY – Rochester Dome Arena *
April 02 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (headline)
April 26 - Edinburgh, UK - Voodoo Rooms
April 27 - Sheffield, UK - The Leadmill
April 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 03 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
May 04 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Junction
May 05 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
May 06 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece Bristol (SOLD OUT)
May 09 - Southampton, UK - The Talking Heads (SOLD OUT)
May 10 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt Brighton
May 11 - London, UK - Scala
October 25 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma Vzw
October 26 - Köln, Germany - Underground Cologne
October 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sugarfactory
October 28 - Berlin, Germany - Musik & Frieden
October 29 - Münster, Germany - Skaters Palace Café
October 31 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust Hamburg
November 01 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
November 02 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
November 03 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
November 04 - Helsinki, Finland - TAVASTIA-klubi
November 07 - München, Germany - Hansa 39 Feierwerk
November 08 - Wien, Austria - U4 Vienna
November 09 - Linz, Austria - Stwst Stadtwerkstatt
November 10 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo Zürich
November 11 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club-CANN 

* = supporting Flogging Molly


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