3/22/2017

Thurston Moore Announces New Album "Rock n Roll Consciousness" + Shares First Single- Out April 28th

THURSTON MOORE
ROCK N ROLL CONSCIOUSNESS 
NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 28TH


ON US TOUR THIS MAY
Thurston album cover 


Rock n Roll Consciousness, the new album by Thurston Moore, is set for release onApril 28th on Caroline International. The album was recorded with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, The Pop Group) at The Church studios in Crouch End, London and mixed by Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Earth) at Avast! in Seattle, Washington. Pre-order the record HERE.


The songs Thurston wrote for Rock n Roll Consciousness were brought to life and galvanized by the tight bond of friendship amongst the musicians, a line-up with which he's been working since 2014: Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine, Snowpony) bass,James Sedwards (Nøught, Chrome Hoof) guitar and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Crucifucks) drums. The recording highlights the group's instrumental strength and beauty following two solid years of touring 2015's critically acclaimed The Best Day album.


Today, Moore shares the first single off the record, titled "Smoke of Dreams". A song that focuses on the contemplative mystery of life-defining time travel which sees Thurstonrecalling a New York City where spirits informed artists seeking poems of beatitude and sonic prayers of joy and wild wonder. 


Watch the video of the song HERE.

Rock n Roll Consciousness offers a wild leap forward in its expansive, anthemic and exploratory investigations, heralding love between angels, goddess mysticism and belief in healing through rebirth. Inspirited by radical love and the energies of the challenged soul of Mother Earth/Nature in direct resistance, the music is decidedly charged by the force of positive action and a great, true love where the feminine/masculine come together in fluid unions of beauty and light.

"Exalted", with lyrics by poet Radio Radieux, is an unfolding and emotional journey in homage to sacred energy and exaltation - a drug-infused visit from sacred womyn, sibyls, prophetesses, oracles, and goddesses reclaiming consciousness.


"Cusp" is a springtime charging, propulsive singing, moving march of noise and layered harmonics, with a feeling of Sonic Youth mixed with My Bloody Valentine. Radio Radieux'lyrics (with background vocals by Deb Googe) evoke the bliss of total love where all dangers subside and creative power engages trans-mind energy.

"Turn On" is a pop-sonic poem to holy love both intimate and cosmic - a patient, yet driving song, which opens space for lead guitar extensions by James Sedwards.


"Aphrodite", a strange and heavy No wave rocker in salutation to the icon of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, enumerates tools beyond the consciousness: electric guitars, the power of mind, imagination, will and intention to practice magick. Thurston sings of spells and possession as he and James pick up energies from string sorcery in a true group séance. Steve Shelley transmits the power of the symbolic into actual shimmering cymbal resonance and Deb Googe's bass weaves a mesmeric psychic shaping - all in service to the mystic song.

Rock n Roll Consciousness is a new and exhilarating chapter for Thurston Moore and promises to be a creative highpoint for anyone interested in his legacy of avant-garde music and writing. Serious, precocious yet strangely accessible, Rock n Roll Consciousness is as strong a statement as anything he has recorded these last three decades: from Sonic Youth, the band he founded in 1980, to his solo work ranging from 1995's Psychic Hearts album, to the Beck-produced Demolished Thoughts album of 2011, as well as his myriad collaborations and completely outside-the-margin recordings on a litany of labels (as detailed in author Nick Soulsby's new investigative book We Sing A New Language - The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore).


The Thurston Moore Group commence touring springtime 2017 featuring the line-up ofJames Sedwards, Deb Googe and Steve Shelley in USA, UK, Europe, Asia and beyond.


The North American Tour Dates are:
May 8 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial
May 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
May 12 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
May 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom
May 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
May 17 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
May 18 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada

May 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

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The Molochs Share "Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon" Track Via Loud & Quiet

The Molochs Share "Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon" Track Via Loud & Quiet

Going on U.S. / EU Tour This Spring + SXSW

 'America's Velvet Glory' LP Out Now Via
Innovative Leisure
LISTEN & SHARE: The Molochs - "Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon"

WATCH & SHARE:  The Molochs - "Charlie's Lips"
 
LISTEN & SHARE: The Molochs - 'America's Velvet Glory
 
Loud & Quiet has featured The Molochs new single "Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon" from their new EP 'AVG Sessions'. The song follows the release of their LP 'America's Velvet Glory' which produced three singles "Charlie's Lips", "No More Cryin' ", and "You And Me". 'America's Velvet Glory' is out now via Innovative Leisure. ‘AVG Sessions’ is out via Innovative Leisure on March 3rd.

The band will be hitting the road this spring and touring the U.S. including SXSW. After their U.S. tour they'll be touring across Europe. Dates are below:
 
USA
23 Mar 2017 DC9 Washington, DC
24 Mar 2017 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
25 Mar 2017 Union Pool Brooklyn, NY
27 Mar 2017 Berlin New York, NY
28 Mar 2017 Berlin New York, NY
29 Mar 2017 Berlin New York, NY
30 Mar 2017 Great Scott Allston, MA
31 Mar 2017 Brasserie Beaubien Montreal, QC
01 Apr 2017 The Silver Dollar Room Toronto, ON
03 Apr 2017 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
04 Apr 2017 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
07 Apr 2017 Bunk Bar Portland , OR
08 Apr 2017 Barboza Seattle, WA
11 Apr 2017 The Chapel San Francisco, CA

EU
 Glasgow, Broadcast – 14 May
Newcastle, Cluny – 15 May
Brudenell, Leeds, Brudenell – 16 May
Amsterdam, Q Factory – 20 May
London, Shacklewell Arms – 22 May
London, Montague Arms – 23 May
Paris, La Mecanique Ondulatoire – 24 May
Lyon, Nuits Sonores Festival – 25 May
Nyon, La Parenthese – 26 May
Lugano, Spazio Morel – 27 May
Athens, Passport – 29 May
La Roche Sur Yon, Fuzz&Yon – 30 May
Angouleme, La Nef – 31 May
Barcelona, Primavera Sound – 1 June
Nijmegen, Doornroosje – 6 June
Berlin, Bassy Club – 7 June
Hamburg, Molotow Club – 9 June
Copenhagen, Pumpehuset – 10 June

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Julie Byrne expands tour to include headlining Summer dates, 'Not Even Happiness' out now!

JULIE BYRNE EXPANDS TOUR
INCLUDES SUMMER HEADLINING DATES

VIA BA DA BING & BASIN ROCK RECORDS

Photo Credit: Jonathan Bouknight

LISTEN TO NOT EVEN HAPPINESS


Today, Julie Byrne has expanded her tour to include a string of Summer headlining dates.

In the live arena she enchants, leaving rooms and festival crowds mesmerized by her voice and warm presence, who find a real connection with Byrne's intimate songs. This feeling is often shared: "When the show has that magical spirit every person has contributed, even unknowingly, in creating a space of responsiveness to each other through vulnerability, through our unified experience and honesty about our sorrow and our emergence."

Her acclaimed sophomore album, Not Even Happiness is available now via Ba Da Bing Records in North America and Basin Rock in Europe.

TOUR DATES:
3/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
3/31 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (SOLD OUT) #
4/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret ~
4/11 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos ~
4/12 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall ~
4/13 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall ~ 
4/14 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery ~
4/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
4/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (SOLD OUT) ~
4/18 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (SOLD OUT) ~
4/19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (SOLD OUT) ~
4/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg $
4/22 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House ~
5/12-14 - Mayer, AZ @ FORM Acrosanti
7/15 - Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 *
7/16 - Burlington, VT @ High Ground *
7/17 - Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange *
7/18 - Toronto, ON @ Great Hall Seated *
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's *
7/23 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block
7/25 - Portland, OR @ Old Church *
7/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse
7/28 - Buffalo, NY @ Silo City

^ w/ Weyes Blood
# w/ Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee
~ w/ Whitney
$ w/ Gold Star
* w/ Johanna Warren

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Aimee Mann debuts video for "Goose Snow Cone" + Mental Illness out March 31

AIMEE MANN DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “GOOSE SNOW CONE”
MENTAL ILLNESS OUT MARCH 31 VIA SUPEREGO RECORDS
SPRING TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
“One of the top 10 living songwriters along with Paul McCartney,
Bob Dylan and
Bruce Springsteen.”
“One of the finest songwriters
of her generation.” 
Aimee Mann’s music video for her track “Goose Snow Cone” debuts today. Of the video Mann says, “I wrote ‘Goose Snow Cone’ when I was on tour in Ireland, on a cold and snowy day. I was feeling very homesick when I saw a picture on Instagram of a cat I know named Goose. Her fluffy white face was looking up at the camera in a very plaintive way, like a little snowball, and I started singing a little song about her that turned into a song about loneliness. I intended to change the lyrics but could never find a phrase to replace the one I started with. When it came time to make a video, I knew the original Goose had to be in it. Her owners are my friends Rob and Puloma who coincidentally produce and direct videos. One of my cats had recently gone through a long illness and I was thinking about that when I came up with the idea for the video, and I knew Puloma had to star in it, as she has a very lovely and expressive face. The vet in the video is my actual vet and he’s a great guy. It was not easy wrangling Goose but the magic of editing makes it all work!” Watch/share the video here: http://bit.ly/2o0CBid.
The track appears on her highly anticipated new album Mental Illnessout on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records, which has already begun to receive early critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, who says “Every doomed syllable is sacred and every tragic rhyme fits, as though each song were a puzzle to which only Mann knows the solution,” while NPR Music furthers “Mental Illness can be punishingly sad, but also breathtakingly pretty.” Mental Illness can be pre-ordered now at hyperurl.co/aimeemann.
Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players includeJonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderick as a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.
On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could…I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”
In support of the release, Mann will play a headlining North American tour this spring with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and more. Tickets can be purchased here: aimeemann.com/tour. See below for complete tour details.
After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the score for Paul Thomas Anderson’sMagnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.
In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the nameThe Both. Other extracurricular activities since her previous record Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.
MENTAL ILLNESS TRACKLIST 
  1. Goose Snow Cone 
  2. Stuck In The Past
  3. You Never Loved Me
  4. Rollercoasters
  5. Lies Of Summer
  6. Patient Zero
  7. Good For Me
  8. Knock It Off
  9. Philly Sinks
  10. Simple Fix
  11. Poor Judge
AIMEE MANN LIVE
April 20—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
April 21—Philadelphia, PA—Keswick Theatre
April 22—New York, NY—The Town Hall
April 23—Boston, MA—The Wilbur Theatre
April 25—Albany, NY—The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
April 26—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall 
April 28—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark
April 29—Chicago, IL—Park West
April 30—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theater
May 2—Madison, WI—Barrymore Theatre
May 3—Saint Paul, MN—Fitzgerald Theater
May 5—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater
May 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
May 8—Missoula, MT—The Wilma
May 9—Seattle, WA—Neptune
May 10—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
May 12—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
May 13—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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The Growlers West Coast leg of the City Club Spring 2017 Tour

The Growlers West Coast leg of the City Club Spring 2017 Tour startstonight in Eugene, Oregon (3/22). The eleven show run includes a return to Portland's Roseland Theater (3/23) as well as Salt Lake City's Depot (3/28) plus first time plays at Seattle's Neptune Theatre (3/25), Missoula, Montana's Wilma Theatre (3/26) and San Francisco's legendary Warfield Theatre (3/31). The band will headline the Treefort Music Festival in Boise (3/24) and return to Anaheim to close out the tour with two shows at the brand new House Of Blues there (4/1 + 4/2).

The Growlers' West Coast plus additional Spring Tour dates (with more to be announced soon) are below.

The Growlers Spring 2017 Tour
On sale now at TheGrowlers.com

3/22 Hi Fi, Eugene, OR
3/23 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
3/24 Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID
3/25 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
3/26 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
3/28 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
3/29 Cargo, Reno, NV
3/30 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
3/31 The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
4/1 House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA
4/2 House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA
5/5 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
5/6 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
5/9 Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
5/10 Ready Room, St. Louis, MO
5/11 Hi Tone, Memphis, TN
5/12 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
5/13 Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
5/14 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
5/16 Sinclair, Boston, MA
5/17 Sinclair, Boston, MA
5/18 Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD
5/19 Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
5/20 Terminal 5, NYC, NY
5/24 O2 Acadamy, Bimringham, UK
5/25 The Coronet Theatre, London, UK
5/26 Dot To Dot Festical, Bristol, UK
5/27 Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham, UK
5/28 Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol, UK
5/30 Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
5/31 University Stylus, Leeds, UK
6/2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
6/6 Atabal, Biarritz, France
6/7 Krakatoa, Bordeaux, France
6/8 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
6/9 This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
6/10 Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal

 

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The Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble Emerges from the Galaxy!

LAETITIA RECULAIS POUR MIEUX CERNER 
FIND ME FINDING YOU IS OUT THIS FRIDAY!
As an artist, Laetitia Sadier is ever evolving, inspired by a mind's-eye envisaging of geometric forms and their possible permutations. Her new record,Find Me Finding You, recorded with the Source Ensemble of Nina Savary, Xavi Muñoz and Emmanuel Mario, is an inspired, collaborative effort full of exciting, new dynamics interspersed with sounds that Sadier (and "Lab) Heads will find comfortingly familiar! With a massive European tour coming up and a few festival appearances in the U.S., not to mention the release of Find Me Finding You imminent come this Friday, now is the best time to share a new video from it! Dig, watch, and listen to the video for "Galactic Emergence!"
"Galactic Emergence" boasts vivid light shows alongside stunning shots of nature. Organ and flute, exquisitely executed by David Thayer, floats through the space and navigates Laetitia's dazzling voice to the apex of the song. What a beauty this one is and we're sure you'll agree too!

SPRING TOUR 2017

3/24/17 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN, USA  
3/30/17 - 4/2/17 DRILL Festival/The Echo, Los Angeles CA, USA  
4/6/17 The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland 
4/7/17 Black Box, Belfast, United Kingdom 
4/9/17 Full Moon Club, Cardiff, United Kingdom  
4/10/17 Phoenix. Exeter. United Kingdom  
4/11/17 The Bullingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom  
4/12/17 The Green Door Store, Brighton, United Kingdom  
4/14/17 The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom  
4/15/17 The Crescent, York, United Kingdom   
4/17/17 CCA, Glasgow, United Kingdom  
4/18/17 Soup Kitchen, Manchester, United Kingdom  
4/19/17 The Sage 2, Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom  
4/20/17 Moth Club, London , United Kingdom  
4/21/17 The Lantern, Bristol, United Kingdom  
4/22/17 The Winchester, Bournemouth, United Kingdom  
4/29/17 Motoki, Cologne, Germany
5/1/17 Kulturpalast Linden, Hannover, Germany
5/2/17 Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
5/3/17 Nachtasyl, Hamburg, Germany
5/4/17 Merlin, Stuttgart, Germany
5/5/17 Worm, Rotterdam, Netherlands
5/6/17 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5/9/17 Le Biplan, Lille, France
5/10/17 Espace B, Paris, France
5/12/17 Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
5/13/17 Le Manege, Lorient, France
5/14/17 MV Festival, Dijon, France
5/17/17 Les Bains douches, Besancon, France
5/18/17 Sonic, Lyon, France
5/19/17 Neubad Club, Luzern, Switzerland  
5/22/17 Bodega, Nottingham, United Kingdom
5/23/17 The Musician, Leicester, United Kingdom
5/24/17 The Junction 2, Cambridge, United Kingdom
5/25/17 Shop Front Theatre, Coventry, United Kingdom
5/26/17 The Continental Pub, Preston, United Kingdom
5/27/17 South Street Arts Centre, Reading, United Kingdom
9/20/17 - 9/23/17 International Festival Of Psychedelia, Liverpool, United Kingdom  

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BLACK LIPS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY SEAN LENNON

BLACK LIPS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SATAN'S GRAFITTI OR GOD'S ART?, EAST COAST TOUR THIS SPRING
 
SEAN LENNON-PRODUCED FULL LENGTH TO DROP MAY 5 on VICE RECORDS, FIRST ALBUM SINGLE "CAN'T HOLD ON" AVAILABLE TODAY
 
LISTEN TO "CAN'T HOLD ON" HERE
 
 
credit Ben Rayner
 
Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years, Satan's graffiti or God's art?, is set for release May 5 on Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group's most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n' roll.
 
During the recording the band isolated themselves from the outside world, infusing the album with a focused liveliness similar to the spirit that brought them together in the first place. On Satan's graffiti or God's art? founding members Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley teamed with former guitaristJack Hines (who played in the group from 2002-2004) and recent additions Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow on saxophone. The album also features contributions by Saul Adamczewski ofFat White Family and guest vocals by Yoko Ono.
 
Black Lips were born of DIY ethic, working their way from sweaty basement shows in Georgia to huge crowds at international music festivals (including a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest that appears inTerrence Malick's new film Song to Song) to tours in such far flung locales as IndiaJordan,CyprusEgyptLebanonIraqi Kurdistan, the United Arab Emirates, and many more. Satan's graffiti or God's art? vindicates Black Lips for sticking it out through many years of shifting trends and buzz bands; a sonically captivating document that is as creatively unhinged as it is precisely executed, one of the rawest and most expansive albums in the band's storied history.
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM

 
 

 
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
 
5/2/17 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
5/3/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
5/5/17 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
5/6/17 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
5/8/17- Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
5/9/17 - Montreal, QC - Le National
5/10/17 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
5/11/17 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
5/12/17 - Detroit, MI - El Club
5/15/17 - St Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
5/17/17 - Dallas, TX - Trees
5/20/17 - Mexico City, MX - Festival Martin
5/22/17 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
5/23/17 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
 

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Announce New Album, Share First Single + Tour Dates!

!!! (CHK CHK CHK) ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
SHAKE THE SHUDDER OUT MAY 19TH ON WARP RECORDS


ANNOUNCE US TOUR
!!! cover

!!! (Chk Chk Chk), the venerable New York City dance-punk band, have announced the release of their newest album, Shake The Shudder, out May 19th on Warp Records. Recorded at the band's home studio in Brooklyn,  produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford at Taaffe Palace, and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album features a cast of changing singers from Lea Lea, Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow and Molly Schnick.  Pre-order for the album at http://chkchkchk.net/.

The band have also shared the first single off the record, "The One 2," a boundary pushing wall of synths and 90's jungle featuring vocals from UK's Lea Lea. Watch the video for the song HERE.


!!! photo 
Photo Credit: Erez Avissar

The album title is a fancy way of saying "shake it off and dance your cares away." !!!'s post punk roots mean the band will always be pushing forward to new sounds but their tastes remain grounded in some form of funk and increasingly in various electronic dance styles. The idea for the new album was born from jamming in Barcelona, and spending months afterwards cutting those recordings into loops to form new songs. Back at home in Brooklyn, lead singer Nic Offer poured over his roommate's disco breaks. To push their boundaries, the band implemented the policy of more liberal sampling techniques as well as using whatever keyboard was available with the attitude of "there's no such thing as a bad synth," using sounds they wouldn't ordinarily use. This also includes having multi-instrumentalist Rafael Cohen's daughter featured on their song "What R U Up 2day" and the use of horn on "R Rated Pictures."

Thematically, Shake The Shudder reflects a band that has been together for twenty years. In the band's early days, they had the typical punk attitude, pointing fingers at everything that's going wrong in the world to cover up for their own inner turmoil. Now the band, older and wiser, are more comfortable with being more vulnerable, looking inwards instead of reacting outwards. To them you do this through friends, music, dancing, lovers... for Shake The Shudder, the sound of protest can be a march or it can be a sick groove paired with some short shorts.

Tracklist:
1. The One 2
2. DITBR (Interlude)
3. Dancing Is The Best Revenge
4. NRGQ
5. Throw Yourself In The River
6. What R U Up 2Day
7. Five Companies
8. Throttle Service
9. Imaginary Interviews
10. Our Love (You Can Get)
11. Things Get Hard
12. R Rated Pictures

!!! have also announced new North American dates this summer around their UK/EU shows:
May
26 - DE - Immergut Festival
27 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
28 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
29 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
30 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
31 - London, UK - Oval Space

June
1 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
2 - Lourmarin, FR - Yeah Festival
3 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
4 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound, Plaça Joan Corominas
8 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
9 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10 - New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
13 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
14 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
16 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
17 - Chicago, IL - Taste of Randolph
21 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
22 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
23 - Sacramento, CA - Harlows
24 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
26 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
27 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
28 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
29 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court

July
1 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
27 - Praya Fluvial do Taboa, ES - Low Benidorm
28 - UK - Standon Calling

August
17 - PT - Parades de Coura

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JEAN-MICHEL JARRE presents Live @ The Dead Sea, Masada, Israel April 6

 
   
 
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE
LIVE @ THE DEAD SEA

A SPECTACULAR
OUTDOOR CONCERT EVENT AT
THE DEAD SEA, MASADA, ISRAEL
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
 
'ELECTRONICA' WORLD TOUR HEADS TO NORTH AMERICA 
LAUNCHING TUESDAY, MAY 9 IN TORONTO, CANADA
 
INCLUDES STOPS AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY,
MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AND THE GREEK IN BERKELEY, CA
  
WATCH THE NEW TOUR VIDEO  HERE
 
 
The prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE--a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, 2017 Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world--takes his next once-in-a-lifetime live performance to the Dead Sea in Israel on Thursday, April 6.
 
Following his Millennium Concert at the Pyramids of Gizeh in Egypt in front of an audience of 800 thousand people, the Concert for Tolerance at the Eiffel Tower inParis with 2.5 million people in the audience, Rendez-Vous Houston-­his tribute concert in Texas for NASA with 1.3 million people attending, and celebrating the 850thanniversary of Moscow with his largest concert ever in front of 3.5 million people,JEAN-MICHEL JARRE chose his upcoming destination to be MASADA where his unique and specially conceived live event aims to raise international awareness of the Dead Sea's dire situation.

Mr. Dov Litvinoff, head of the Tamar Regional Council where the Dead Sea is located, states, "The choice of an artist of this caliber, with such a flawless worldwide reputation in giving some of the world's most spectacular concert-events, to create and to hold a one-off concert here in Israel, at the Dead Sea, to raise mass public awareness, is unprecedented and exciting. The fact that such artist recognizes the importance and expresses a sincere concern for the dire situation of the Dead Sea by coming here to help promote this issue internationally is extremely appreciated. A UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador of ecology and the environment, Jean-Michel Jarre brings with him a patronage of UNESCO organization and a call for urgent actions. This empowering act of support is crucial and may very well help us save this national and international asset, one of the world's natural wonders - the Dead Sea."
The MASADA historical site will transform for one single night to encapsulate a futuristic ambience, introducing a most complex state-of-the-art production devised to transport the audience for what promises to be an unforgettable experience. The stage will be set at the center of the mountainous landscape in front of a luxury amphitheater--built to accommodate well-equipped and comfortable seating, along with dancing platforms.
 
Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's reputation for the spectacular is unmatched, having been one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today.  This May,JARRE will bring his 'Electronica' World Tour to North America, marking his first-time tour here.  The North American leg of the World Tour will kick off Tuesday, May 9 at the Sony Center for Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada.
 
After TorontoJARRE will bring his critically-acclaimed live show--which blazed across the European continent last year, to high-acclaim--to many hallmark venues on this continent including Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Bell Centre in Montreal, The Greek in Berkeley, Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and more.  All dates follow below.
 
Famed for staggering visuals and the use of cutting-edge digital technologyJARRE's new live show promises yet again to be a truly immersive musical journey. He'll showcase brand new music from his two-part LP ELECTRONICA and most recent release OXYGENE 3, alongside classic material from milestone albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.  View a video here of JARRE performing his signature laser harp "The Time Machine," the title track of his Grammy-nominated album ("Best Dance/Electronic Album")ELECTRONICA 1: THE TIME MACHINEhttps://youtu.be/DnAfXK-hft8
 
 
Watch the new North American tour video for his 'Electronica' World Tour:

 

 
 
Internationally the press has embraced 
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's 'ELECTRONICA' world tour:
 
"Jarre is in the business of stimulation and spectacle, and he is excellent at both." 
The Guardian (10/17/16)
 
"Jarre has re-discovered his Mojo..." - Evening Standard (5/16/16)
 
"...an ornate and luxuriant tribute to the analogue tones of vintage synthesisers" 
Financial Times (12/9/16)
 
"In 2016 Jean-Michel Jarre sounds as relevant as ever" - Crack Magazine (11/10/16)
 
"This purposefully sense-boggling show would go down a storm at a festival or dance event." 
The Arts Desk (10/10/16)
 
 
The North American tour dates for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's 'ELECTRONICA' WORLD TOUR are:
 
Date
City
Venue
5/9/2017Toronto, ON CanadaSony Centre for the Performing Arts
5/11/2017Montreal, QC CanadaBell Centre
5/16/2017Boston, MABlue Hills Bank Pavilion
5/18/2017Upper Darby, PATower Theatre
5/20/2017New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
5/22/2017Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre
5/24/2017Broomfield, CO1st Bank Center
5/26/2017Berkeley, CAThe Greek Theatre
5/27/2017Los Angeles, CAMicrosoft Theater
 
  
  
 

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