NITE JEWEL @ Brick and Mortar SF

NITE JEWEL is playing at Brick and Mortar tonight, Saturday, July 30th 2016.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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The Raveonettes Share "Where Are You Wild Horses?" Track Via Stereogum | Seventh Track

 Photo Credit: Amber and Ashlie Chavez

WATCH & SHARE: The Raveonettes - "Where Are You Wild Horses" (Lyric Video)

"With an electronic drum beat and looped guitar line, the track will quickly have you singing along with Sharin Foo as she quietly sings, “Where are you wild horses tonight?”"  - Stereogum
The Raveonettes share their newest track "Where Are You Wild Horses?" this week via Stereogum. Sune Rose Wagner says of the track: "This song is about knowing when to leave, knowing when something is not working cause if you stay it’s gonna get painful. Sometimes it’s very difficult to say goodbye, so you pray for someone to drag you away, in this case wild horses."

The song is the seventh track release from the band's official RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist where the duo will continue to upload a freshly recorded track on the last Friday of every month until December.  The 'anti-album' will feature a collection of new tracks that aren't bound by the constraints of the format.  Join the RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH and subscribe to the playlist here + listen to the new track on Stereogum.

The Raveonettes also continue their new Pledge Music Campaign where fans can pledge for the CD and vinyl of the forthcoming new album. Sign up for the Pledge Music Campaign at http://radi.al/TheRaveonettesPledge.
01. The World Is Empty (Without You)
02. Run Mascara Run
03. Excuses
04. Junko Ozawa
05. Scout
06. Won't You Leave Me Alone
07. Where Are You Wild Horses?

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The Kills Share Acoustic Performance for CONAN's Backlot Music

The Kills
Share Acoustic Performance for CONAN's Backlot Music - Watch Now

Ash & Ice Out Now on Domino
(Photo Credit - Kenneth Cappello)

"The most reliably great and sexually charged duo in blues- rock thrive onstage, stalking each other in a heady whirl of guttural screams and sharp cheekbones."  - The New York Times

"Beyond their considerable swagger, the Kills are also some of the best in the business musically, from Mosshart's snarling vocals to Hince's exhilaratingly perverse take on blues guitar." - Entertainment Weekly

"On Ash & Ice, Hince and Mosshart...polish their edgy sound, built on his caustic riffs and her witchy wail. But the difference on this LP, the band's fifth, is all in the beats... there are new production sounds, paired with catchy guitar and vocal riffs." - Rolling Stone

The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) released their fifth full-length album,Ash & Ice earlier this summer. Today, the band shares a special acoustic performance of "Hum For Your Buzz," which was filmed on the famous Warner Bros' lot in Burbank, California when they taped CONAN. The performance is the 2nd installment forCONAN's new series - Backlot Music.

Watch The Kills perform "Hum For Your BuzzHERE.

Watch The Kills perform their track "Heart Of A Dog" on CONAN.
The Kills continue to tour the globe and will return to the US in September. All upcoming North American dates below - tickets are on sale now.

The Kills Tour Dates
9/2        Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
9/3        Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
9/4        San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
9/7        Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
9/8        Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
9/9        Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
9/11      St Louis, MO - LouFest
9/12      New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
9/13      Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
9/14      Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
9/16      Madison, WI - Live on King Street
9/17      Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/18      Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
9/20      Portland, ME - State Theatre
9/21      Montreal, QC - Metropolis
9/23      New York, NY - Terminal 5

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Haley Bonar's Impossible Dream Streaming In Full At NPR First Listen

Haley Bonar's Impossible Dream Streaming In Full At NPR First Listen
New Album Out August 5 
Fall Tour Dates Announced 
photo credit: Graham Tolbert
"Impossible Dream, finds the underrated Minnesotan in top form, mixing darkness and light with a deft  touch." - NPR"Bonar’s voice and lyrics are as pure and potent as ever, and the constantly shifting guitar aesthetics — from a distorted jangle to swampy bass and back — make for a versatile but focused body of work. Listen." - Stereogum 
“Bonar creates a whimsical masterclass of indie-pop songwriting.” - Consequence Of Sound
"In the past 10 years, she naturally progressed from stripped-down folk and country music to incorporating various layers of sound ranging from classical piano to sunshine pop.” - Interview
"I love this ('I Can Change’)." - Sir Elton John, Rocket Hour on Beats 1
"My pick for album of of the year” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
Stream: Impossible Dream via NPR First Listen
Watch: "Kismet Kill" official video via NPR First Watch
Haley Bonar will release her highly anticipated full-length album Impossible Dream on August 5th via GNDwire (US) / Spit Comet (CA) / Memphis Industries (UK + EU). The critically praised album is streaming in full a week ahead of its August 5th release date via NPR’s First ListenNPR's Stephen Thompson says, "Haley Bonar was only 18 when she released her first album back in 2001 — and 15 years later, her sharp and reflective songwriting dwells (appropriately enough) on her current place in that ceaseless coming-of-age process. The songs on Impossible Dream revolve around the ways we age into our identity, learn to live within our own skin, and try to look back only fleetingly, with as little regret as possible. "I was impossible when I was beautiful," she sings in "Kismet Kill," packing all the ambivalence she can into just seven words."

Impossible Dream has been rave reviews from influential publications such as MOJO, Q, Uncut, Bust, No Depression and more. The album is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition teal vinyl in Haley Bonar’s Online Store as well as digitally via iTunes. All iTunes pre-orders will include a free immediate download of “Kismet Kill,” “I Can Change” and “Stupid Face.” Impossible Dream follows up Haley Bonar's acclaimed release Last War and was recorded on analog tape in at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, MN and was mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOTR) & Robbie Lackritz (Feist) at Haut Bruun.

Haley Bonar has also announced fall US and UK shows. The upcoming tour fall tour will make stop in major cites including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston and more. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. 
Haley Bonar has spent a lot of the past few years poring over her past. That has something to do with the sound of her recent recordings, whether it be her recent solo efforts or the throwback funky punky grooves of her side project Gramma’s Boyfriend.

But on her latest album Impossible Dream, this glance in the rearview has also inspired some of the most poignant and pointed work of her long career as songwriter even if you have to dig a little to find Bonar within the tunes.

Impossible Dream then, like all of Bonar’s work, gains its power from a combination of the personal and universal. Even when she sings about her days hitting up basement punk shows on “Better Than Me” or kicks off this album with an ode to her formative years in the gently chiming “Hometown,” it will surely stir up memories from your own younger days.

And as with her prior albums, Bonar reveals a widescreen look at the world, touching on issues of sexuality, jealousy, and the fragile ties that bind relationships together. If they connect with your circumstance and the cultural conversation at large, that’s just a welcome coincidence.
“Those things have always been relevant to me,” Bonar says. “Those conversations have been happening my entire life.”

What is clear right now is the impact this album is looking to have on the world at large. Bonar has already received some excited press notices about the two singles from Impossible Dream that have already been released: “I Can Change” (“a resolute pillar of bold, classic songwriter,” according to The Line of Best Fit) and “Kismet Kill,” which Stereogum called “a penetrating rumination on just how transitory love and beauty can be.“). The biggest stamp of approval, though, has come from Elton John. The venerated singer/songwriter chose to play “I Can Change” on his Beats 1 show Rocket Man Radio. “Hearing Elton John say my song is beautiful is pretty awesome,” Bonar admits.

To say that Bonar’s career has been building towards that nod from a rock god, though, is to dismiss all the hard work she has done since she started releasing music in 2001. The 33-year-old singer/songwriter has been building a fanbase slowly and steadily, while remaining in complete control of her art. As with all of her prior albums, Bonar wrote and arranged all the songs onImpossible Dream. She also co-produced the record with Minneapolis mainstay Jacob Hanson. Chances are she’d be making this music even without the support of a label or her many fans around the world. But, just as the title of this new album suggests, she’s living out her wildest and most impossible dream right now.

“If somebody came to me as a teenager and said, ‘In 15 years, you’ll have made nine records and be touring the world,’ I would have been, like, ‘No way,’” she says, laughing. “It’s true that it might not look like a lot to some people, but it’s very special to me.”
Haley Bonar Tour Dates 
7.31 | Rochester, MN - Riverside Concert Series *
9.06 | Chicago, IL - Schubas 
9.07 | Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups 
9.08 | Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live 
9.09 | Portsmouth, NH - Birdseye 
9.10 | Portland, ME - SPACE 
9.11 | Cambridge, MA - The Middle East 
9.13 | Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory 
9.14 | Washington, DC - Black Cat
9.16 | Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
9.17 | Bloomington, IN - The Bishop 
9.24 | Eau Claire, WI - The State Theater 
10.13 | Hamburg, DE - Kleiner Donner
10.14 | Berlin, DE - Privatclub
10.15 | Munich, DE - Hauskonzerte.com
10.16 | Offenbach, DE - Hafen 2
10.17 | Amsterdam, DE  - Paradiso
10.19 | Paris, FR - Espace B
10.21 | Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
10.22 | Gateshead, UK - The Sage ^
10.23 | Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
10.24 | Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10.27 | London, UK - Moth Club
10.28 | Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
10.29 | Manchester, UK - The Ritz ^

^ w/ Field Music
* w/ Lucius 

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Hannah Peel announces new album and shares single, 'All That Matters'

Hannah Peel
New single 
‘All That Matters’ 
Out 9th September

New album Awake But Always Dreaming out 23rdSeptember

Label: My Own Pleasure

“A great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire” The Observer

“One to watch” The Independent

“Hugely impressive” Drowned In Sound

“Euphoric, orchestral pop” The Quietus

“Hauntingly-beautiful, leviathan atmospheric pop” The Line Of Best Fit

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and member of celebrated band The Magnetic NorthHannah Peel has announced the release of lead single ‘All That Matters’, taken from her remarkable second solo album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’. ‘All That Matters’, an electronic dream-pop gem, will be released on 9th September.

The Northern Irish artist and composer is set to release the brand new album on 23rd September, which features 10 new songs plus a cover of Paul Buchanan’s ‘Cars In The Garden’ featuring a duet with Hayden Thorpe (Wild Beasts). ‘All That Matters’ opens proceedings with a pop mantra of living in the moment – “all that matters is here, sings Peel over layers of electronics.

Talking about the track, Peel said: “I wrote this song as a bittersweet mantra for someone close to me and since then, it seems to have also become my own tune to lift me out of troubled moments. A constant reminder that no matter what life throws at you, to not forget about the ones who will always care, the ones who are standing waiting to welcome you back, the ones who will forever look after you and say simply, they love you. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters, caring and being cared for. Yet to love and not be loved is one of the saddest things of all.”

Peel first came to recognition with her mesmerizing, hand-punched ‘music box’ EP ‘Rebox’, featuring covers of ‘80s bands Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, & New Order. Having released her critically lauded solo debut album ‘The Broken Wave’, Peel then formed The Magnetic North, a highly praised and expansive collaborative project with Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad And The Queen, Gorillaz) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival). She also created a series of limited edition EPs, - the increasingly electronic ‘Nailhouse’ in 2013, followed by the stunning analogue beauty of ‘Fabricstate’ in 2014. A year later Peel released ‘Rebox 2’ with music-box covers of ‘Queen’ (originally performed by Perfume Genius), John Grant’s ‘Pale Green Ghosts’, Wild Beasts’ ‘Palace’, as well as her glorious cover of East India Youth’s triumphant ‘Heaven How Long’.

2016 has been yet another prolific year for Peel, so far including collaborations with Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (aka Erol Alkan & Richard Norris) - she features on two BBC6 playlisted singles ‘Diagram Girl’ and ‘Creation’ - and composing under her new synth-based, space-age alter-ego Mary Casio with an experimental piece combining analogue electronics and a 33-piece colliery brass band (which debuted to a sold out Manchester audience in May). Meanwhile The Magnetic North released their critically acclaimed follow up LP ‘Prospect Of Skelmersdale’ in March.

Produced and recorded with long-term collaborator Erland Cooper, with orchestrations by Peel, both in their own, richly analogue studio in Shoreditch, London and at Attica Audio in County Donegal, Ireland, her new solo album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ is a record about memory: the luminous and beautiful formation of memories and the devastating loss or slow, insidious damage to the mind. “I’ve read 1 in 3 of us will die with dementia, and a third of us are connected to someone with dementia through family and friends”, says Hannah. “850,000 people in the UK alone have it now and 2 in 3 people affected will be women. It’s quite remarkable really, and it’s getting worse”.

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"Phebe Starr Live From Austin" Exclusive Interview & Performance via AUDIENCE Network


AT&T + AUDIENCE® Network Present:
“Phebe Starr: Live from Austin”

Exclusive Interview & Performance
Airs Tonight, July 29 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

On DIRECTV and U-verse (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114)
Watch Trailer HERE

LISTEN/SHARE: New Single “Lavender Scars


Photo still from the AUDIENCE Network special: “Phebe Starr: Live from Austin.”

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network special “Phebe Starr: Live from Austin” airing tonight, July 29 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114. The rooftop performance and in-depth interview with the Australia-born/Los Angeles-based starlet Phebe Starr was filmed live this past March in Austin, TX.

Watch a “First Look” from the AUDIENCE Network concert special “Phebe: Live from Austin” today as she performs new songs Two Hearts” and Feel My Love

Phebe Starr recently released new single Lavender Scars which garnered acclaim from the likes of Stereogum, Indie Shuffle, Ones To Watch + many more. With new music on the horizon, stay tuned for more and be sure to catch her spellbinding live show in a city near you!

Phebe Starr Tour Dates
8/16: Los Angeles, CA @ Skybar
8/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
9/15: New York, NY @ Sofar Sounds
10/7: Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter Studio
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Art Institute
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Virgin Hotel


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Billie Marten is very pleased to unveil a new single “Lionhearted,” taken from her forthcoming debut album, Writing of Blues and Yellows, available September 23 via Columbia Records in the U.S. “Lionhearted” is available everywhere now, including iTunes and Spotify.
Listen/Post “Lionhearted”:

Recorded in London and produced by Rich Cooper, “Lionhearted” is a song “written for people who don’t feel they quite know what they’re doing. It’s about the lack of confidence and difficulty of getting into that healthy way of thinking,” Billie explains.

Hailing from the cathedral city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, 17 year-old Billie Marten has music in her blood, growing up listening to the works of John Martyn, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Portishead and Loudon Wainwright. At the age of eight, given a guitar and taught four chords by her father, Billie wrote her first song. Billie Marten appeared on the BBC Sound of 2016 short list earlier this year.

The 13 songs that form Writing of Blues and Yellows are as remarkable for their folksy beauty as they are the age of their creator. Intimate and wise, and allowed the time and space to breathe, each song spins with those unhurried, enchanting lyrics that linger long after they have left Billie’s lips via her pure, otherworldly voice. It’s a record that signals the introduction of a very special young British talent.

Writing of Blues and Yellows Tracklisting: 
1. La Lune
2. Bird
3. Lionhearted
4. Emily
5. Milk & Honey
6. Green
7. Heavy Weather
8. Unaware
9. Hello Sunshine
10. Live
11. Teeth
12. Untitled
13. It’s A Fine Day

Billie Marten Live UK Dates:
7/29 – Hertfordshire – Standon Calling
7/30 – Dorset – Camp Bestival
7/31 – Cornwall – Leopallooza Festival
9/1 – Isle of Wright – Bestival
10/23 – Manchester – Deaf Institute
10/24 – Glasgow – Cottiers Theatre
10/25 – Leeds – Brudenell Games Room
10/27 – London – St Giles-in-the-Field – SOLD OUT
10/28 – Cardiff – Buffalo Bar
10/29 – London – St Giles-in-the-Field – NEW DATE

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My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts' 10 Year Anniversary Edition Out September 23




July 29th, 2016 - (Burbank, CA) - Warner Bros. Records will release My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) on September 23rd, 2016.
The set contains a reissue of My Chemical Romance's double-platinum, genre-defining album The Black Parade, which was originally released by Reprise in October 2006, and features the band's multiplatinum hit "Welcome To The Black Parade." The new edition also includes 11 previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the original recording session with producer Rob Cavallo. Among them are "The Five of Us Are Dying," an early version of "Welcome To The Black Parade," and demos of the album tracks "Mama," "Disenchanted," and two versions of "House of Wolves." Five tracks, "Party At The End Of The World," "My Way Home Is Through You," "Not That Kind of Girl," "Emily," and "All The Angels," have never been released in any form.
Digital and physical versions of The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts are available for pre-order as of today via all DSPs and at the band's webstore athttp://mychemicalromance.warnerbrosrecords.com/. Those who pre-order will receive and instant download of "The Five Of Us Are Dying," which is also available for streaming and purchase.   

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Prinze George Premiere 'Illiterate Synth Pop' Via Pandora

Prinze George Stream 'Illiterate Synth Pop' Via Pandora (US) andThe 405 (EU)

LP Available 8.5 Via Sounds Expensive
LISTEN & SHARE: Prinze George - Illiterate Synth Pop 
Today, Prinze George are streaming their debut LP, Illiterate Synth Pop, via Pandora in the US and The 405 in Europe, a week ahead of it's August 5 release date.

In February of 2015, Prinze George started traveling to Minneapolis, MN to record Illiterate Synth Pop with Evan Bakke (Prince, Fraea, Soul Asylum) at Sounds Expensive Studio. They kept coming back in between tours with Albert Hammond Jr., Little Boots, Walk the Moon and more, and finished recording in early 2016.

Prinze George is Kenny Grimm (production/instrumental), Naomi Almquist (vocals) and Isabelle De Leon (drums), who are based in Maryland. Kenny and Naomi grew up together in PrinceGeorge's County, where they met Isabelle while she was in college. Formed in 2013, Prinze George has quickly exploded onto the Indie scene. Following the release of their breakthrough single, "Victor," The Wild Honey Pie declared, "[This band] could be destined for Indie Pop royalty status." Climbing to #1 on the Hype Machine charts, the single and the band have won the attention of music blogs, fans, and labels from all over the world. "Victor" was also selected for the movie soundtrack of Warner Bros.' biggest European release in 2014, "Honig Im Kopf," a film directed by Til Schweiger.

"Illiterate Synth Pop is a panorama of the people we grew up with and the places we've travelled to with them; both inside and outside of our home. Coming of age, Love, loneliness, and feeling stuck are frequent themes. This collection of songs is a great reflection of who we are,” explains Naomi. "Making the album in Minneapolis was a tremendous experience because we were immersed in a beautiful creative space that allowed us the freedom to work and play at our own pace. We were also surrounded by people who are focused and professional but also playful and free, which is imperative for our creative process. If making a record is just business as usual, it affects the music; so we were lucky to have it all.”

8/4 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939
8/5 - Buffalo, NY - Leopard Lounge
8/6 - Toronto, ONT - Rivoli
8/8 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
8/9 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
8/10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
8/12 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires
8/15 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
8/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
8/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
8/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
8/20 - Washington, DC - Rock&Roll Hotel
10/2 - Austin, TX - ACL Festival

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Swedish singer/songwriter LÉON has unveiled the official video for her song, “Treasure,” today – check it out HERE. The video follows LÉON in a troubled relationship as they struggle for honesty and hope. “Treasure” is the title track from her captivating debut EP that was released late last year, and displays her “deep, mercurial vocals” that ”stick with you,” as told by Noisey.

The singer took the stage Wednesday on The Late Late Show with James Corden, marking her U.S television debut with a stunning performance of “Tired of Talking” – check out the performance HERE. The track put her on the map across the world when it captured the #1 spot on HypeMachine last year. LÉON has since received critical praise from GLAMOUR, InStyle, PAPER, NYLON, BuzzFeed and more.
Treasure is available now on Spotify and iTunes, and LÉON’s debut album will be released later this year on Columbia Records.


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