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TWENTY ØNE PILØTS RELEASE FIRST-EVER, NEVER-ENDING MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LEVEL OF CONCERN”

REVOLUTIONARY DIGITAL CAMPAIGN ALLOWS FANS TO SHARE MEANINGFUL MOMENTS FROM THEIR LIVES INSTANTLY VIA CONTINUOUS VIDEO STREAM

“LEVEL OF CONCERN” SPENDS SIXTH WEEK AT #1 AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO

JUNE 22, 2020 – Twenty One Pilots have released the first-ever, never-ending music video with the help of their fans.  Livestreaming now on YouTube, the groundbreaking video for Twenty One Pilots’ hit “Level of Concern” pulls in fan created content, in real time, live on YouTube.  Powered by Imposium, every three minutes and forty seconds a new music video is created and streamed live to YouTube, containing brand new content from fans.  Conceived by the band with award-winning storyteller and director Jason Zada, the concept behind the innovative digital campaign was to find a unique way to connect with fans during the pandemic, and give them an opportunity to share meaningful moments from their lives via the continuous video stream. Fans can visit https://loc.twentyonepilots.com/ to upload their own footage, which will instantly appear in the “Level of Concern” (Never-Ending Music Video).

Twenty One Pilots cryptically launched the project on June 12th with a 24hr livestream on their YouTube channel featuring a TV screen flashing mysterious imagery. Three million people tuned into the live broadcast with #twentyonepilots trending on Twitter for twelve hours, with over 150k tweets from the dedicated fans.  From the stream fans were directed to https://usb.twentyonepilots.com/, the landing page of a complex and immersive Alternate Reality Game (ARG), which Zada developed with renowned game designer, Steve Peters. The goal of the ARG was to find a total of 20 codes, each one unlocking a virtual USB drive through which fans could download a zip file containing: images, videos, and symbols taken from the band’s personal phones – clues to deciphering the remaining codes needed to solve the game.  Each drive contained elements leading to the next puzzle and each code became increasingly harder to solve as the ARG progressed.  One code was hidden in the closed-captioning of the official “Level of Concern” music video, whereas another was hidden in the spectrogram of an audio file. Extremely elaborate in nature, one clue was concealed within a glitched photo file, that when opened in a text editing program contained coordinates to locations around the world. Inputting these coordinates into Google Maps let fans piece together another code. Serving as the centerpiece of the video launch, upon solving all 20 codes of the ARG fans unlocked a secondary page where they were able to upload their own unique content to the official never-ending “Level of Concern” music video. 

Written and recorded amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, “Level of Concern” is currently sitting atop the Alternative Radio charts for a sixth straight week and has amassed 150 million streams around the globe.  Originally released alongside an official music video directed by longtime collaborator Real Beer Media, Twenty One Pilots have also shared “Level of Concern” (live from outside), an alternate version of “Level of Concern,” featuring additional performances from friends and collaborators Paul Meany (Mutemath), Jesse Blum (MisterWives), and Simon Jefferis.  The concept for the reimagined take developed as Twenty One Pilots went to work on recording a remote performance of “Level of Concern” for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition.  Theperformance, which is streaming now on The Tonight Show’s YouTube channel, sees each musician delivering an open-air performance while in quarantine.  The duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be donating a portion of the proceeds from “Level of Concern” to Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crews, which aims to help touring and venue crews affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Level of Concern” is the first new music from Twenty One Pilots since the release of their 2018 RIAA platinum-certified LP TRENCH.  “TRENCH revels in the confounding genre-blurring and cavernous conceptualism that has defined Twenty One Pilots,” declared Billboard. Upon release Trench made a massive global impact with the RIAA gold certified collection earning the GRAMMY® Award winning duo their biggest sales week ever in the U.S., with 175,000 units sold in its first week. A true global phenomenon having surpassed two billion streams worldwide, TRENCH earned Twenty One Pilots Top 5 chart debuts around the globe including the U.S., U.K., Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands.

TRENCH is highlighted bythe #1 Alternative singles “The Hype,” “Chlorine,” and “Jumpsuit,” the latter of which became the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart, and also earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY® nomination (Best Rock Song). TRENCH also features album standouts “Nico And The Niners,” “Levitate,” and “My Blood.”

Last year Twenty One Pilots’ announced that their 2013 LP VESSEL achieved a Gold & Platinum milestone with every individual track from the album receiving Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification from the RIAA.  Twenty One Pilots’ 2015 LP BLURRYFACE was the first album of the digital era to achieve this feat back in 2018, making the duo from Columbus, OH the first artist / group with two albums to reach this landmark achievement.

Great Indie Record Stores You Can Support Online

Dublin

SpinDizzy

Established in 1996. Trade in New & Used Vinyl and Cds. All kinds of music for all kinds of people.

Phone: (01) 671 1711

https://www.spindizzyrecords.com

Tower Records

Tower Records is Ireland’s largest Independent Record Stores. They have two stores in the heart of Dublin city.
They specialise in music, film, hi-fi, merchandise and more. They are the proud stockists of Ireland’s largest vinyl selections, with one in each branch. Their DVD and Blu ray sections stock a huge choice of film & TV and they are stockists of a massive selection of CD’s across many genres, including the only extensive range of classical music in Ireland.

Phone: (01) 671 3250

https://www.towerrecords.ie

Golden Discs

Established in 1962 on Dublin’s Tara Street, Golden Discs is Ireland’s oldest home-entertainment specialists, with 19 outlets nationwide and an online store as of November 2019. Their current offering includes Music on CD & Vinyl, Movies on DVD & Blu-ray as well as Audio equipment and accessories.

https://goldendiscs.ie

The Record Hub (Dublin Vinyl)

New releases, re-issues, special offers, and more. The Record Hub is everyone’s local record store. Worldwide shipping with free delivery on orders over €40. Browse our catalog of rock, pop, indie, soul, jazz, …

https://therecordhub.com

Ebuzz.ie

Ireland’s leading online store for Home Entertainment, Gaming & Electronics.

https://ebuzz.ie/

The R.A.G.E.

An independent record shop, selling second hand and new records, record players, speakers, Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, cassettes, Sega MegaDrives etc.

https://therage.ie/

Limerick

Steamboat

Munster’s largest store for musical instruments, vinyl records, CDs, film & comics.

Phone: +353 (0)61 311 696

https://steamboat.ie/

Cork

Music Zone

Music Zone are one of Ireland’s largest stockist of vinyl records. Free delivery on all orders of 3 or more records. Browse their massive catalogue online.

Phone: (021) 496 7119

Musiczone.ie

Waterford

Ben O Neill

Indie Music Shop Dungarvan established by Ben O’Neill in 1973. Stocking all genres on all formats. Vinyl, CD, DVD, Cassette, Blu Ray.

Phone: +353 (0)87 291 8656

Galway

OMG @ ZHIVAGO

West of Ireland’s largest CD and DVD retailer. They carry a huge range of new and classic albums on CD & Vinyl and the latest movies and TV show on DVD & Blu Ray.

Phone: (091) 509 960

OMG @ ZHIVAGO website

Louth

Classified Records

Indie Music Shop vinyl record store in Dundalk, Ireland. Live in store gigs + dj sets.

Phone: (042) 938 6406

Classified Records Website

Northern Ireland

Bending Sound

Everything vinyl from singles to albums, picture discs and box sets. Stockists of Rega turntables. Very well stocked preowned section.

Phone: +44 28 9122 5510
https://bendingsound.co.uk/

Strange Victory Records

Exciting times at Strange Victory Towers… we are building an online store! For now, we have this little ‘market stall’ with a rotating selection of our stock including pre-sales, new releases and classics. If you have any queries / suggestions or want to order something that isn’t shown here, please get in touch.

Phone: +44 28 9508 0300
https://strangevictoryrecords.com/

HAYLEY WILLIAMS UNVEILS SOLO SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “SIMMER”

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING PARAMORE SINGER TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

“PETALS FOR ARMOR” SET TO ARRIVE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8TH

Hayley Williams has announced today’s premiere of “Simmer,” the first single from the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore singer’s hugely anticipated debut solo album. The smoldering track is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an equally fiery official video – directed by Warren Fu (Paramore, The 1975, The Strokes)  – is streaming now via the official Hayley Williams YouTube channel

Produced by Taylor York, lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore, “Simmer” heralds Williams’ upcoming debut solo album, “PETALS FOR ARMOR,” due May 8th.

“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” says Williams. “Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing ‘PETALS FOR ARMOR.’ And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation. I’m in a band with my favorite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like to think we all make each other better and the result is something that sounds and FEELS exactly as I’d hoped it would. Now that it’s time to put it all out there, I can finally exhale. I’m excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself that I’ve only very recently become familiar with.”

“Simmer” marks Hayley Williams’ first new music release since Paramore’s chart-topping 2017 album, “AFTER LAUGHTER.” Highlighted by the gold certified “Hard Times,” and singles “Told You So,” “Fake Happy,” and “Rose-Coloured Boy,” the LP debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart upon its May 2017 release while also arriving on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #6 – Paramore’s third consecutive top 10 chart debut. Along with its popular success, “AFTER LAUGHTER” ultimately proved one of the year’s most critically applauded releases, with The Fader, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, and many more ranking it among their “Best of 2017” coverage.

Paramore has accomplished a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” featuring the gold certified single “Pressure,” and 2007’s 2x platinum certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 4x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide 2x platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum certified “brand new eyes” with its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, the 2x platinum “The Only Exception” and the gold certified “Ignorance.”

The band’s RIAA platinum certified fourth album, simply entitled “PARAMORE,” made a chart-busting debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013 release – Paramore’s first #1 album to date. Named the year’s “Best Rock Album” by Entertainment Weekly, “PARAMORE” showcased a string of singles, including 2x RIAA platinum certified hit, the top 10 “Still Into You,” and the #1 3x platinum hit, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top 40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.  “Ain’t It Fun” saw Paramore taking home their first-ever GRAMMY® Award, earning the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. In addition, Williams was named that year as the first winner of Billboard’s “Trailblazer Award,” honouring her as a standout female artist who breaks from convention to make a unique mark and pave the way for new talent.

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, including countless sold out world tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe.

Williams is also an accomplished entrepreneur, co-founding the vegan, cruelty-free hair colour brand, Good Dye Young.

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DAVID BOWIE ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 360 REALITY AUDIO

DAVID BOWIE ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 360 REALITY AUDIO – A VERY SPECIAL NEW MIX BY TONY VISCONTI RELEASED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘DAVID BOWIE’ ALBUM

A VERY SPECIAL NEW MIX BY TONY VISCONTI RELEASED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘DAVID BOWIE’ ALBUM.

FIRST DAVID BOWIE RELEASE IN SONY’S NEW IMMERSIVE 360 REALITY AUDIO FORMAT

CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD/DIGITAL BOX SET FEATURING 12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS TO BE RELEASED 15TH NOVEMBER

14th November 2019 – Fifty years ago today David Bowie released his self-titled album, which featured his first trans-Atlantic hit ‘SPACE ODDITY’.

To celebrate this milestone, longtime Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti has remixed the track in 360 Reality Audio music format, a new 3D audio from Sony. With 360 Reality Audio, the listener experiences the vocals and instruments placed within a spherical space, creating an immersive sound that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of a live musical performance.

David Bowie – Space Oddity (2019 Mix) https://WMI.lnk.to/SpaceOddity2019Mix

Tony Visconti describes this new version of the track as “When I first heard Sony 360 I was quite amazed, in the headphones it was remarkable how you could hear things behind you and above you.

I think it will be a treat to hear things you thought you knew very well, it will bring out hidden detail.

You might have heard Space Oddity 200 times, when you hear this I guarantee you will listen another 200 times. It’s a new way of hearing the song.”  

The new immersive  mix will be available via Amazon HD using Amazon Echo Studio, and via Deezer and TIDAL using headphones, more news to follow.

This nascent period of Bowie’s career has been curated into five-CD boxset ‘CONVERSATION PIECE’ which is released on 15th November and features a dozen unheard songs as well as alternate takes, radio sessions, new mixes and demos.

David Bowie – Conversation Piece https://WMI.lnk.to/ConversationPiece

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For additional details about 360 Reality Audio, visit the following website: 360 Reality Audio official website: https://www.sony.net/360RA/ 

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE – SPACE ODDITY

Over the past 50 years Space Oddity has been on a journey as endless as that of its main character, Major Tom. Originally written and demoed in November 1968, the song has gone through many guises from appearing in the filmed for television special Love You Til Tuesday in an earlier incarnation with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, to being recorded in Italian (“Ragazzo solo, Ragazza sola”), winning an Ivor Novello Special Award for Originality in May 1970. The song was Bowie’s first hit on both sides of the Atlantic (#5 in the U.K. in 1969, #1 in the U.K. in 1975 and #15 in the U.S. in 1973), and in 2013 became the first music video shot in space, when performed by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station. Major Tom remained a motif for Bowie throughout his career, revisiting the character in the songs “Ashes to Ashes”, “Hallo Spaceboy” and in the music video for “★”. 

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE

5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER 2019

Parlophone Records’ DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE is a five-CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti. 

The stunning 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.

The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl.

The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl. 

COLDPLAY RELEASE A PREVIEW OF ALBUM TRACK ‘DADDY’

Coldplay will release of their eighth album, Everyday Life, on Friday, November 22 via Parlophone / Atlantic on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. The 53-minute double album is divided into two halves, Sunrise and Sunset.

Everyday Life was produced by The Dream Team and features guest appearances from Stromae, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage and Jacob Collier.

The album’s cover image is based around a 1919 photo of guitarist Jonny Buckland’s great-grandfather’s band. The artwork was teased in mysterious posters and billboards all around the world, from São Paulo to Tokyo.

Sunrise

Sunrise
Church
Trouble In Town
BrokEn
Daddy
WOTW / POTP
Arabesque
When I Need A Friend

Sunset

Guns
Orphans
Èkó
Cry Cry Cry
Old Friends
بنی آدم
Champion Of The World
Everyday Life

Pre-order the album Everyday Life here

RECENTLY COLDPLAY ANNOUNCED A YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM CONCERT FROM JORDAN

The Band will perform their new album, “Everyday Life”, for the first time, live from Amman, Jordan on November 22 on YouTube

Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan will take place in Amman, Jordan and mirror the two halves of the 52-minute double album: Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise concert will begin at 4am GMT, with the Sunset concert following at 2pm GMT. These will mark the band’s first ever performances in Jordan.

Coldplay said: “These two broadcasts have been our dream since we first started work on this album. It’s a bit impossible and a bit scary, like all the best dreams. YouTube is the perfect home for it.”

GREEN DAY UNLEASH NEW TRACK, “FIRE, READY, AIM”

GREEN DAY UNLEASH NEW TRACK, “FIRE, READY, AIM” – SONG FEATURED IN TONIGHT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY GAME ON NBCSN

“FIRE, READY, AIM” FOLLOWS LEAD SINGLE “FATHER OF ALL,” WHICH IS ALREADY TOP 5 AT BOTH ALTERNATIVE AND ROCK RADIO

photo by Greg Schneider

After announcing a two-year, cross-platform partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®), five-time Grammy Award-winning band Green Day unleash their latest track, “Fire, Ready, Aim”off their forthcoming thirteenth studio album, Father Of All…out February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records. “Fire, Ready, Aim” is the opening theme song for the National Hockey League and NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey gamebroadcasts, starting with tonight’s New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. In addition, the new song will be featured on NHL on NBC broadcasts throughout the 2019-20 season. Green Day will also perform at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports).

Stream “Fire, Ready, Aim” here

Pre-order Father Of All… here

The lead single and title track from Green Day’s upcoming studio album, Father Of All… is already Top 5 at both Alternative and Rock radio.  The band showcased their high energy hit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, andRolling Stone took note, calling the performance “a fast-paced rocker that finds frontman Billie Joe Armstrong using his upper register to lend a sweet edge to his depiction of life inside a maelstrom of chaos and paranoia.”

Tickets are on-sale and going fast for Green Day’s global The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson with fellow artists Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Tour dates and tickets are available here

VAGABON ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 18th VIA NONESUCH RECORDS

“The New York artist’s latest is all sinuous. Serene, lush pop” – The Observer
“Vagabon’s best yet – Upbeat and unforgettable” – N.M.E.

Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) announces her self-titled sophomore album, due digitally and on CD and cassette October 18, 2019 via Nonesuch Records. (A vinyl LP version will be available later this fall, exact date TBD.) The follow up to her breakout debut, Infinite Worlds, Vagabon is an artistic leap for Tamko, who wrote and produced the entire album. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, replaced by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. Pre-orders for Vagabon are available now and they include a download of the album track “Flood.” Additionally, Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Tamko.
Of “Flood,” on which she performs all of the instruments, Tamko says “‘Flood’ is a track I originally produced and arranged for a well-known pop-duo to have on their album. Knowing I was writing this song for musicians I admire allowed me this relief from my writer’s block. I used this assignment as a chance to flex my production muscles and write something I wouldn’t have written as a ‘Vagabon’ song a couple years ago. The result felt like a triumph for me in my progression as an artist and I just couldn’t stand to part with the song by the time I was finished.”
Additionally, Vagabon has announced a fall tour that includes headlining shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Brussels, Berlin and Paris and a run supporting Angel Olsen.

ABOUT VAGABON by Gabriela Tully Claymore

“Break the rules you think you are bound by.”
That’s the recurring sentiment Lætitia Tamko carried with her through the writing and recording of her second album under the Vagabon moniker. Her first, 2017’s Infinite Worlds, was an indie breakthrough that put her on the map, prompting Tamko to tour around the world and quit her job in electrical/computer engineering to pursue a career in music full-time. Tamko’s self-titled Nonesuch Records debut finds her in a state of creative expansion, leaning fully into some of the experimental instincts she flirted with on the previous album. This time around, she’s throwing genre to the wind. Vagabon is a vibrant culmination of influences, emotional landscapes, and moods; a colorful and masterful statement by an artist and producer stepping into her own.


“I was in a pretty tortured headspace when I returned home from touring Infinite Worlds. That album contained some of the first songs I’d ever written, and more people than I could have ever imagined heard it,” Tamko says. ”I was proud to become a full-time musician and recognized how rare of a thing that is, but was also debilitated by the very same fact. Fear overtook me and I couldn’t write. I felt stagnant and unsure of what to do next.”


That anxiety eventually thawed and gave way to a newfound sense of freedom as Tamko began to focus less on industry pressures and more on honing her craft as a songwriter and producer. ”With this album, I wanted to impress myself,” Tamko says. ”I wanted to be curious and I wanted to make big leaps as a producer. All I had access to on the road was my computer and Logic, so naturally I started writing songs electronically with what was at hand.”


Vagabon was written and produced entirely by Tamko. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, and in their place we are treated to a collection of songs buoyed by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. While Infinite Worlds situated the last Vagabon project in the realm of “indie rock,” Vagabon is not easily defined. Grounded by Tamko’s expressive voice and knack for unique melodies, the album flits between genres, never lingering too long on one particular sensibility.


Lead single “Flood” exemplifies this growth; the production ebbs like a gentle tide before a cavernous drumbeat kicks in and the tone shifts completely. “I know, even if I run from it I’m still in it,” Tamko sings over and over again, her capacious voice conveying a sense of resignation in the face of an external force beyond her control. The chorus is a hypnotic bit of pop alchemy that lingers long after the runtime.


“The drums and vocal forward approach I took on the new album is drawn from my love for rap and hip-hop production as well as R&B and folk storytelling. That’s the music that got me excited about writing again,” Tamko says. In addition to those influences, the West African guitars and rhythms that sound tracked much of her childhood seep into moments throughout this album, in no place more obvious than on “In A Bind.” The song opens with a fingerpicked melody as Tamko sings to someone she’s been orbiting for a while but can’t quite reach. “I know that I was gone a lot last year/ But I hoped you’d still be here,” she sings. After that, words no longer serve, and lyrics are replaced by robust, choral vocals singing the refrain: “Uh-huh, yes, uh-huh.”


“I drew some inspiration from the Malian musician Ali Farka Touré while writing that song. There is a part on his song ’Savane’ where he and his band are feeling the music so much that he just says, ’Yes,’ in the middle of the track,” Tamko explains. ”It’s almost as if the music is coming from a higher power. That’s a staple in so much of the African music I love, and when I started writing ’In a Bind’ I was overcome in a similar way.”
Tamko didn’t set out with one particular lyrical theme in mind when she started writing Vagabon, and as a result, this album offers up a spectrum of moods to marinate in. Songs like the album’s opener “Full Moon In Gemini,” the thumping bedroom dance track “Water Me Down,” and the collage piece “Please Don’t Leave The Table” illustrate blinding moments of personal insight that speak to universal themes. Other lyrics came to Tamko with clear intention. “Every Woman” is a thesis statement, though it arrives near the very end of the album.


“That song poured out of me and showed itself as an anthem for myself and for all of the people who are marginalized by our society. ‘Women’ in this case isn’t gendered, it’s a placeholder for those who are not always welcome and not always protected. This song exists for all of us to see each other and find each other,” Tamko says. “The song is also a thank-you letter to the women who raised me, the women who look like me, the women who work in all of the genres of music that guided this album, ‘the women who run with the wolves.’”


On “Wits About You,” Tamko opens up more space for those who have found themselves positioned as The Other when she sings: ”I was invited to the party/ They won’t let my people in/ Well then never mind, never mind, never mind.” Later, the stunning slow burn ”Home Soon” finds Tamko meditating on what it feels like to truly belong to a place, a community. She’s joined by a consortium of friends, who sing along with her over a trembling string arrangement. ”At dawn, I’ll be home soon,” they affirm in unison.


“Home has always been a major theme in my music, and when I say I make music for outcasts, I am also talking about those who feel far from home or uncomfortable where they’re at,” Tamko says. ”To me, home isn’t a physical space so much as it is a mental state. I’m writing about wanting to feel safe and at home in my body and in my mind and in the community I move in. I want Vagabon to be a project that people searching for the same thing can connect with.”

VAGABON OCTOBER 18, 2019 NONESUCH RECORDS

  1. Full Moon In Gemini
  2. Flood
  3. Secret Medicine
  4. Water Me Down
  5. In A Bind
  6. Wits About You
  7. Please Don’t Leave The Table
  8. Home Soon
  9. Every Woman
  10. Full Moon In Gemini (Monako Reprise)

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MUSE ANNOUNCE ‘ORIGIN OF MUSE’.

MUSE ANNOUNCE ‘ORIGIN OF MUSE’ TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 6, 2019

DELUXE SET CHRONICLES BAND’S EARLIEST DAYS THROUGH TO THEIR BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM ‘ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY’

Pre-order your copy here

INCLUDES 48 PAGE BOOKLET, 9 CDs, 4 VINYL, IN DEPTH INTERVIEW AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED MATERIAL

113 TRACKS IN TOTAL WITH MORE THAN 40 UNRELEASED

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION FOR ANY MUSE FAN

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut album Showbiz, Muse have announced the release of the deluxe boxed set Origin of Muse. This deluxe set will chronicle the band from their early beginnings in Devon, their early demos, first Eps, debut album and breakthrough record Origin of Symmetry.

The collection is housed in a 48-page casebound book which sits in a rigid board slipcase with anti-scratch and matte laminated finish with a spot gloss. The book contains an extensive and in-depth interview with Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme as they talk about the earliest beginnings of the band, as well as the recording and release of their debut album Showbiz through to Origin of Symmetry. The book also incorporates original posters, setlists, photographs and contact sheets which are inserted and can be pulled out from the book, as well as original artwork and all CD’s and vinyl.

The audio is 9 CD’s and 4 coloured vinyl containing the following highlights. For full tracklisting see second page:

CD1 – Newton Abbot Demos -15 previously unreleased first demos by the band including an early version of the hit “Plug in Baby”
CD2 – The Muse EPS+ Showbiz Demos – Their debut releases on Dangerous Records and previously unreleased demos for their debut album Showbiz
CD3 – Showbiz – Remastered debut album
CD4 – Showbiz B Sides – Contains a previously unreleased alternate version of “Recess”
CD5 – Showbiz Live – Previously unreleased recording of live shows broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1999/2000
CD6 – Origin of Symmetry Instrumental Demos – Previously unreleased recorded at the Community Centre in Teignmouth
CD7 – Origin of Symmetry – Remastered
CD8 – Origin of Symmetry B Sides – Every B side recorded for the single released from the album
CD9 – Origin of Symmetry Live at Reading Festival – Full version of band’s headline performance of entire album recorded at Reading Festival 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of its release

Vinyl 1-4 – Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry remastered 180 gm heavyweight coloured vinyl.

Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their most recent album Simulation Theory was released in November last year. Drones was released in June 2015 and debuted at number one in 21 countries around the world including their first number one album in the United States. The album went on to win the Grammy Award, their second, for Best Rock Album in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.

Widely recognised as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse have won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, ten NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others.

Origin of Muse Tracklisting:

CD 1 – NEWTON ABBOT DEMOS

  1. Cave
  2. Rain
  3. Agitated
  4. Crazy Days
  5. Coma
  6. Connect The Kettle Lead
  7. Balloonatic
  8. Boredom
  9. Sober
  10. Jimmy Kane
  11. Ashamed
  12. Plug In Baby
  13. Earthquake
  14. Good News
  15. Overdue

CD 2 – THE MUSE EPs + SHOWBIZ DEMOS

  1. Overdue
  2. Cave
  3. Coma
  4. Escape
  5. Muscle Museum
  6. Sober
  7. Uno
  8. Unintended
  9. Pink Ego Box
  10. (Muscle Museum) #2
  11. Showbiz (Live, Sawmills Studios, 1998)
  12. Do We Need This (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
  13. Sunburn (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
  14. Overdue (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
  15. Uno (Alternate version, Rak Studios, 1999)

CD 3 – SHOWBIZ

  1. Sunburn
  2. Muscle Museum
  3. Fillip
  4. Falling Down
  5. Cave
  6. Showbiz
  7. Unintended
  8. Uno
  9. Sober
  10. Spiral Static (Bonus track)
  11. Escape
  12. Overdue
  13. Hate This & I’ll Love You

CD 4 – SHOWBIZ B-SIDES

  1. Recess (Unreleased alternate version, Trident Studios, 1999)
  2. Jimmy Kane
  3. Forced In
  4. Agitated
  5. Twin
  6. Host
  7. Do We Need This?
  8. Con-Science
  9. Minimum
  10. Ashamed
  11. Yes Please
  12. Recess
  13. Nishe

CD 5 – SHOWBIZ LIVE

  1. Uno (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  2. Cave (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  3. Muscle Museum (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  4. Falling Down (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  5. Fillip (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  6. Do We Need This (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  7. Agitated (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  8. Sunburn (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  9. Plug In Baby (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  10. Showbiz (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  11. Cave (Acoustic live demo, Airfield Studios, 1999)
  12. Muscle Museum (Acoustic live demo, Airfield Studios, 1999)

CD 6 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY INSTRUMENTAL DEMOS

  1. Micro Cuts
  2. Feeling Good
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Citizen Erased
  6. Megalomania
  7. Screenager
  8. Shrinking Universe
  9. Shine

CD 7 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY

  1. New Born
  2. Bliss
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Plug In Baby
  6. Citizen Erased
  7. Micro Cuts
  8. Screenager
  9. Darkshines
  10. Feeling Good
  11. Futurism (Bonus track)
  12. Megalomania

CD 8 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY B-SIDES

  1. Nature 1
  2. Execution Commentary
  3. Bedroom Acoustics
  4. Shrinking Universe
  5. Piano Thing
  6. Map Of Your Head
  7. The Gallery
  8. Hyper Chondriac Music
  9. Shine
  10. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
  11. Dead Star
  12. In Your World
  13. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

CD 9 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY, LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL

  1. New Born
  2. Bliss
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Plug In Baby
  6. Citizen Erased
  7. Micro Cuts
  8. Screenager
  9. Darkshines
  10. Feeling Good
  11. Megalomania

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ÁINE UNVEILS HER NEW EP ‘DISLOCATED’ OUT TODAY

WATCH HER ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE ‘GHOST TRAIN’

Emerging artist Áine​today releases her new EP ‘​Dislocated’ via Parlophone -​stream/share the EP.

‘Ghost Train’ ​follows recent single ‘​Dislocated’​- the title track from the project which has ignited support on  streaming platforms following a feature on this year’s​ Love Island​.

Following​‘Dislocated’​on the 5-track EP is  ‘Stepford Wife’,​a lyrically cutting paean to domesticity that references the 1972 satirical novel by Ira Levin. Rounding out the EP is a stripped back cover of ​Miley Cyrus and ​Mark Ronson​’s country-pop-disco fusion  ‘Nothing Break Likes A Heart’​ and ‘​Dislocated’ (Acoustic) ​- both of which highlight ​Áine​’s stunning live vocals.

Inspired by the rise of pop superstars ​Lady Gaga and ​MARINA ​(and the Diamonds), ​Áine​’s small-town upbringing – she hails from County Cavan – meant her dreams of ascending to such heights felt unattainable, until Glastonbury 2016.

Plucked from a pub stage to appear on primetime BBC ​festival coverage, she mesmerised viewers with her performance.

Like her musical heroes,​Áine​’s releases are frank and searingly honest.​She isn’t afraid to commit her sharpobservations of people to song, and it’s a formula that’s clearly resonating with her growing fanbase;​ Áine​’s releases have drawn attention from tastemakers​Hunger, CLASH, Noctis, The Line of Best Fit and more.  

The announcement of the ​Dislocated follows ​Áine​’s ​Blue Valentine EP, released earlier in 2019. The 5-track project showcased her ambitious talent, and marked a statement of intent from the rising artist.

Stay tuned for more from ​Áine​…

Dislocated Track Listing

1. Ghost Train

2. Dislocated

3. Stepford Wife

4. Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

5. Dislocated (acoustic)

MILES DAVIS RUBBERBAND WATCH NEW MINI-DOCUMENTARY ON LOST ALBUM

Rubberband Available Today On CD, LP, And Digitally From Rhino

Album Recorded After Signing With Warner Bros. Has Now Been Completed By The Original Producers Randy Hall And Zane Giles, And Davis’ Nephew Vince Wilburn Jr.,With Guest Vocalists Including Lalah Hathaway And Ledisi

Miles Davis long-lost album Rubberband is available everywhere today after being shelved for over 30 years. To celebrate the release, Rhino has produced a mini-documentary that recounts the long journey the album has taken from recording to release with commentary from original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles, Davis’ nephew and drummer/producer Vince Wilburn Jr, guest vocalists Lalah Hathaway and Ledisi, and more.

Click here to view the documentary now.

Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Hall and Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for decades.

The 11-song Rubberband album is available today on CD, digitally, and as a 180-gram 2-LP set. It was finished by Hall and Giles, with Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time period. A limited edition Rhino.com bundle of the vinyl version featuring a limited edition 7-inch single of the track “Paradise”, containing two non-album edits, is also available.

“Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into Rubberband” says Wilburn, Jr.

RUBBERBAND

Track Listing

  1. “Rubberband Of Life” – featuring Ledisi
  2. “This Is It”
  3. “Paradise”
  4. “So Emotional” – featuring Lalah Hathaway
  5. “Give It Up”
  6.  “Maze”
  7. “Carnival Time”
  8. “I Love What We Make Together” – featuring Randy Hall
  9. “See I See”
  10. “Echoes In Time/The Wrinkle”
  11. “Rubberband”

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