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Laura Stevenson announces New Album “Wheel”+Free Download

Posted in Indie, Punk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by danimonster

Laura WHEEL_COVErLaura Stevenson is thrilled to announce the release of her newest full-length album Wheel, out April 23rd on Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Hilly Eye). Wheel features strings by Grammy award winning violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony And The Johnsons), brass accompaniment from Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire, David Byrne and St. Vincent), and was produced and mixed by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Titus Andronicus, Frightened Rabbit, Real Estate).

Stream/Download “Runner

 

The Brooklyn based artist will also release a three song 7″ EP for the album’s first single “Runner” with a release party at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 8th. In March she and her band will take to the road, playing dates throughout the east coast and southern states with a stop at SXSW along the way. Upcoming tour dates below.

Pre-Order the “Runner” 7″ EP on Don GiovanniiTunes

Laura Stevenson was born and raised on Long Island with music in her blood. Her grandfather Harry Simeone a successful composer (“Little Drummer Boy”, “Do You Hear What I hear”) and her grandmother Margaret McCravy (stage name McCrae) a singer for bandleader Benny Goodman. On Wheel she pours geography and heritage into the record, tackling family dynamics of dependence and support, and the feelings of isolation and insignificance that she has experienced while growing up surrounded by a vast body of water on a planet surrounded by an endlessly expanding universe. The album is also about coming to terms with these relationships and feelings, as well as her own and other’s mortality. Many of the lyrics on the album explore these themes before coming back to an understanding and acceptance of our place in the world, the short time we will spend here, and the people we end up sharing it with.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

FEBRUARY

08 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (“Runner” 7″ EP Release Show)

MARCH

09 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10 – Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House
13-16 – SXSW 2013
17 – Hot Springs, AR – Low Key Arts
18 – Decatur, AL – Excalibur
19 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
20 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
21 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar

www.laurastevenson.net

Herbert Groenemeyer – I Walk (February 19, 2013)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by E.N.

GERMAN SUPERSTAR HERBERT GROENEMEYER TO RELEASE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE DEBUT ALBUM “I WALK”
Public Television Concert Special Airs in December 2012 and January 2013
February 19, 2013 Album Release to Coincide with Select American Tour Dates
Over the course of the past three decades, Herbert Groenemeyer has established himself as Germany’s most successful recording artist of all time, with album sales surpassing 18 million copies, and two of his albums, 1984’s 4630 Bochum and 2002’s Mensch, becoming the biggest German-language releases in history. But for audiences in the United States — and, in fact, to the English-speaking world at large — his forthcoming album I Walk will be an introduction to an artist whose music is fervent, personal and passionate.
For this album, which will be released on February 19, 2013 on Groenland Deutschland/EMI Label Services, Groenemeyer has recorded some of the most impressive songs in his vast catalog in English, and written two new songs. On the album’s lead-off track, “Mensch,” Groenemeyer is joined on vocals by Bono, one of the special guests on the album, along with Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons on the dramatic “Will I Ever Learn” (“When he started singing, my skin went up,” Groenemeyer recalls) and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers on “To The Sea.”
Coinciding with the February release of I Walk will be American concerts in New York and Chicago and a public television special will air in those markets during pledge weeks in December 2012 and again in January 2013. In December, the special will air on New York’s WLIW on December 3 (9:30 p.m.) and again on December 8 (8:00 p.m.) and on Chicago’s WTTW on December 9 (8:00 p.m.). January airing will be announced shortly.
As one writer put it, Herbert Groenemeyer is “the biggest selling artist you’ve never heard of.”  Before he embarked on a musical career, he was seen on film screens in the breakout German film Das Boot, and more recently (2007), he was in the Anton Corbijn film Control. In 2010, he wrote the evocative score for Corbijn’s arresting film The American starring George Clooney. But those intermittent appearances on the U.S. cultural radar are footnotes in the context of his musical career in Germany beginning with the 1984 release of 4630 Bochum. That album topped the German charts, quickly becoming the country’s third biggest-selling album of all time.
Over the course of the next fifteen years, his music became more political, addressing the Kohl government’s policies, and the impact from the fall of the Berlin Wall. 1993’s Chaoswent to number one, and on his tour that year he played to well over a half-million fans. The next year, he became the first non-English-singing artist invited by MTV to do anUnplugged concert. Almost a decade later, in 2002, came his most successful release yet, Mensch, an album that without exaggeration could be called the Thriller of Germany, with advance orders well over platinum, and sales now exceeding three million copies, more than any album in the country’s history.  Groenemeyer regularly presents concert tours in stadiums in the German speaking territories and other European markets.
Working on an English-language album, Groenemeyer says, was less about dissatisfaction with his status outside the German-speaking world than about the challenge, the opportunity for self-discovery. “I have to find my own challenges,” he says. “This is one of those moments where I think, ‘OK, let’s try it.’ So let’s start here and see what happens. I try to reinvent what I’m doing in my limited way. And that’s the fun. That’s my joy. This is what I can do.”

Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World

Posted in News with tags , on August 9, 2012 by E.N.

Jessica 6 Release Debut Album “See The Light” + “East West Funk” B-side MP3!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by E.N.

Jessica 6

See The Light

(Peacefrog Records; June 7, 2011)

Debut Album, See The Light, Out Today!

 

  Summer Tour Dates

 

Listen: “East West Funk” B-side MP3

“The outstanding debut album from this Brooklyn throwback act recalls a time

when the city shone with glitter and cocaine.”

– Blackbook

 

 “…a fresh take on 70s disco and filtered house with a dash of funk… elevated by Ruiz’s smoky, melancholic voice.”

– Guardian UK

 

“[front woman Nomi Ruiz] could be the most alluring pop diva since Aaliyah.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

 “…the perfect soundtrack to the most stylish of transgressions on the dancefloor”

 – Under the Radar

 

“[See The] Light showcases the talented trio’s improved sound, musical variation, and keen ability to stay original and current while calling on the disco gods of the past for influence.”

– PAPER Magazine

 

“…pop music with a disco feel and a real soulful vibe as well.  We love it!”

– PerezHilton

 

New York City’s Jessica 6 release their debut album, See The Light, today on Peacefrog Records!  In celebration, the band has released a brand new b-side MP3 called “East West Funk”. Described by RCRD LBL as “bongos, bass, and fly-ass disco fusion” the song is perfect for your next summertime party soundtrack.

Check out the “East West Funk” MP3  HERE.

 

For an early listen of the full album, check out See The Light streaming in its entirety on AOL Spinner today!

 

See The Light opens with a classic-in-waiting, the behemoth of a single, “White Horse”, that forces you to move like a witch doctor would. “Champagne Bubbles” is the kind of gritty R&B that isn’t afraid to be as angry as it is melancholic, its piano flourishes punctuated with a heavy kick and snare. “Prisoner Of Love,” which bridges electro and freestyle, featuring a soaring vocal melody that finds Nomi and guest vocalist Antony weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect.

 

Jessica 6 has been commanding dance floors for years, globetrotting from London to Miami, San Francisco to Santiago, Bergen to Belgrade, seduce the dancing, sweaty masses with an electrifying blend of disco, soul and R&B.  In celebration of their debut release, the band hits the road once again with their hypnotic live show, kicking off with an album release show in NYC, then hitting Philadelphia before heading West for a run that includes a stop at San Francisco’s Gay Pride stage.

 

Jessica 6 Tour Dates

6/22: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo (Album Release Show)

6/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

6/25: San Francisco @ Som Bar (NOMI DJ Set w/ JD Samson)

6/26: San Francisco, CA @ SF Pride

6/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot (NOMI DJ Set @ School Night!)

6/28: Costa Mesa, CA @ MESA

7/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

7/2: Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel

7/06: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge

Jessica 6 “Prisoner Of Love” MP3 Feat. Antony, Album Out June 7!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by E.N.

Jessica 6

See The Light

(Peacefrog Records; June 7, 2011)
 
Prisoner Of Love” MP3
Featuring Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons)


 

“…a fresh take on 70s disco and filtered house with a dash of funk… elevated by Ruiz’s smoky, melancholic voice.”
Guardian UK

“…pop music with a disco feel and a real soulful vibe as well.  We love it!”
- PerezHilton
 
 “ … smooth yet slightly blippy”
- Pitchfork
 
“… the perfect vehicle for Nomi Ruiz’s molasses thick vocals, the kind of thing that would have made Madonna in her Danceteria days swell with jealousy.”
- RCRD LBL
 
“ …one of electronic music’s most exquisite practitioner.”
- Philadelphia Inquirer
New York City’s Jessica 6 creates soul music in its purest form, no matter the tempo. Their debut album, See The Light, moves from pulsating electronic sheen to uncompromisingly rugged R&B, and back again. The band released the stunning debut single and anthem-in-waiting “White Horse” last month. Now fans can hear the new track, “Prisoner Of Love,” which bridges electro and freestyle, featuring a soaring vocal melody that finds Nomi and guest vocalist Antony weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect.
 

Check out the “Prisoner Of Love” MP3 -Download

 

Jessica 6 is fronted by the beguiling and beautiful chanteuse Nomi Ruiz. Equal parts high-fashion and street smart, her smoky, emotive vocals are matched by her spellbinding style. Her lyrics create a world full of enraptured lovers, endless nights, fame-seekers, and broken hearts. Bassist Andrew Raposo and keyboardist Morgan Wiley deftly meld disco, hip-hop, electro and classic house, commanding you to dance while simultaneously making your heart sink.
 
See The Light opens with a classic-in-waiting, the behemoth of a single, “White Horse”, that forces you to move like a witch doctor would. “Champagne Bubbles” is the kind of gritty R&B that isn’t afraid to be as angry as it is melancholic, its piano flourishes punctuated with a heavy kick and snare.  Their debut single “Fun Girl,” a tale of desperation, fame and money, has a sinister keyboard melody that underscores the lyrics.
 
With See The Light, Jessica 6 have created a raw portrait of life in the city and of all the highs and lows that come with it. The album takes you from your stoop to the dance floor, eventually landing you in the back of a cab as the day is breaking.

Antony and the Johnsons Announce Swanlights EP + TED Conference Performance!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by E.N.

Antony and the Johnsons Announce “Swanlights” EP,
 
April 26 on Secretly Canadian
 
Release 10” Verison for Record Store Day
 
Play TED Conference

Antony and the Johnsons will release the “Swanlights” EP  digitally and on 10”via Secretly Canadian on April 26. A CD version is forthcoming.  The 10” vinyl will be available on Record Store Day, April 16. The EP includes a remix of the title track by Oneohtrix Point Never as well as two exclusive b-sides.  Antony’s sister, Sara Hegarty, directed the “Swanlgihts” video. Antony has described the concept of swanlights as “the reflection of light on the surface of the water at night and the moment when a spirit jumps out of a body and turns into a violet ghost. “
 
Antony and the Johnsons have also announced a performance at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA on March 2. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas and bringing together people in the technology, entertainment and design fields.
 
Antony and the Johnsons released their latest album, “Swanlights” last October on Secretly Canadian.  Abrams Image simultaneously released a special edition of “Swanlights” that includes the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antony’s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album and book are a continuation of Antony’s work exploring his connection to the natural world.

“Swanlights” EP Tracklist
1 – Swanlights
2 – Find The Rhythm Of Your Love
3 – Kissing Noone
4 – Swanlights OPN edit

Antony and The Johnsons – Thank You For Your Love (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2010 by E.N.

Antony and the Johnsons are releasing the video for “Thank You For Your Love” today. The video is comprised of Super 8 footage that Antony shot when he first arrived to New York City as a teenager in the early 1990′s. The video premiered today.

The song is the title-track of Antony’s forthcoming EP that is being released in the UK and Europe by Rough Trade on August 23rd and on August 24th in North America by Secretly Canadian. It is also the lead single from Antony’s next album “Swanlights” due out October 11 in the UK and Europe and October 12 in North America. The album is now available for pre-order including bundles consisting of the full length CD and EP, vinyl LP and EP, and book with CD and EP. Those who purchase the bundles will instantly receive an advance download of the EP. The pre-order is up at http://www.swanlights.com.

On October 12, Abrams Image will simultaneously release a special edition of “Swanlights” which will include the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antony’s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album only version of “Swanlights” will also include the song “Flétta”, a duet with Björk. The album and book are a continuation of Antony’s work exploring his connection to the natural world.

Also check at EMN
Antony and the Johnsons “Thank You For Your Love” EP+free mp3

Antony and the Johnsons -Swanlights(incl. Björk)October 12, 2010

Antony and The Johnsons Announce New Album “Swanlights” October 4th & Book
www.swanlights.com
www.antonyandthejohnsons.com

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