Music News for March 22, 2013-March 24, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

It has been confirmed that The Stone Roses documentary “Made of Stone” will open nationwide on June 5th. This film was made by director, Shane Meadows and it goes behind the scene on The Stone Roses’ 2012 reunion, from the early stages to their hometown shows at Heaton Park. This event will be satellite-linked to over 100 cinemas for nationwide preview screenings. These preview screenings will run concurrently with the premiere launch and tickets for the host venue and satellite-linked cinemas will be available to the public. The film premiere, which will have all of the band members in attendance, will be on May 30th at Manchester. Fans who attended last year’s Warrington Parr Hall and Heaton Park gigs who are featured in the film will get tickets to the premiere in Manchester. Meadows had filmed The Stone Roses for about a year from their reunion press conference in October 2011 to their performances in August 2012. This film will include scene of early rehearsals in a barn and footage of The Stone Roses’ comeback shows in multiple locations.

Paul McCartney has revealed plans for a 2013 tour called, Out There! McCartney has only confirmed two dates so far which are at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on June 22nd  and at the Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria on June 27th. McCartney was said that more dates will be announced soon. There has also been mention that Paul McCartney is currently working on a new studio album. McCartney will be headlining the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee this summer. Paul McCartney & Wings will be releasing a live version of Maybe I’m Amazed on 12-inch vinyl for Record Store Day on April 20th.

The Strokes are preparing to release their new album, Comedown Machine, on March 26th. To pre-order their new, upcoming album, be sure to go to: http://www.myplaydirect.com/the-strokes. The Stroke’s fans can now stream the entire album on: http://pitchfork.com/advance/48-comedown-machine/. Check it out!

Noah and the Whale have released the video for their new single called, “There Will Come a Time.” To view the video, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/noah-and-the-whale/69332. This song is taken from Noah and the Whale’s new album, Heart of Nowhere, which was recorded in West London’s British Grove Studios. Noah and the Whale will play many shows across the UK for this summer. The complete list of shows that they will play includes: Bournemouth O2 Academy (April 27th), London Palace Theatre (April 28th), Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion (May 1st), Liverpool Sound City (May 2nd), Warwick Arts Centre (May 4th), London Palace Theatre (May 5th), London Palace Theatre (May 12th), Manchester Opera House (May 13th), London Palace Theatre (May 19th), Hay-On-Wye Festival (May 23rd), and Wilderness Festival (August 11th). To check for the availability of tickets, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/tickets.

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be performing at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris, France on August 20th. Tickets for this show can be purchased by going to: http://www.olympiahall.com/rock-electro/fall-out-boy.html. Fall Out Boy will also be touring in the United States this summer. To see a complete list of their tour dates, visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/fall_out_boy_announce_august_paris_show.

Paramore have revealed that they will embark on a South American tour this summer which will take place across Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. Tickets for this tour are set to go on sale in April. To watch Paramore’s tour announcement video and to see a list of complete tour dates, visit:  http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/paramore_announce_south_american_tour.

Electronic and Dance

The Postal Service have announced an unheard song called “Turn Around”. To listen to this track, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/the-postal-service/69340. This song is one of two new songs that will be featured on the 10-year anniversary of their only album, Give Up. The re-release of this album will include a second disc which has the songs “A Tattered Line of String” and “Turn Around”, along with the album’s original ten tracks. The second disc will include live recordings, remixes, and covers. The Postal Service have revealed some UK tour dates and they will also play Coachella on April 13th and 20th, along with Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival.

Ellie Goulding’s track, “Anything Could happen has been remixed by Mt. Eden, as hefty drum and bass jolts have been included on the track. This song is available for a free download and can be downloaded at: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/03/ellie-goulding-anything-could-happen-mt-eden-remix-free-download/.

Pop and R&B

Prince has announced a 28-date West Coast tour that will be spanning over 23 days. Prince has booked these shoes in small club venues and he will perform in seven different clubs in seven different cities. Prince will also be playing an early show and a late show on each date of the tour. To view the complete list of dates for this tour, be sure to visit: http://popcrush.com/prince-west-coast-tour/.

Country

Kip Moore has recently released a video for his latest single, “Hey Pretty Girl”. In regards to the song, Moore had mentioned that the whole song is about hope and what one hopes to experience with somebody. To watch the new video, be sure to visit:   http://latenightjimmy.tumblr.com/post/45674404975/web-exclusive-premiere-kip-moores-hey-pretty.

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Music News for February 22, 2013-February 24, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Jake Bugg has revealed an autumn headline tour, in which he will perform in his largest venues to date. This tour includes nine dates and it starts at Birmingham BIC on October 19th and will finish on November 6th at Manchester O2 Apollo. This tour will also include a date at London O2 Academy Brixton, on October 23rd. Tickets for this tour have gone one sale on Februray 21st. These dates will follow appearance at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and other dates will be in supporting The Stone Roses during the summer. Jake Bugg is nominated for best Album and Best Solo Artist in this year’s NME Awards, along with a nomination for British Breakthrough Act at the Brit awards. Jake Bugg’s headline tour dates include: Bournemouth BIC (October 19th), Plymouth (October 22nd), London Brixton O2 Academy (October 23rd), Swindon Oasis (October 27th), Birmingham O2 Academy (October 28th), Glasgow O2 Academy (October 31st), Doncaster Dome (November 2nd), and Manchester O2 Apollo (November 6th).

The Strokes have said that they do not have any current plans to tour their new album Comedown Machine. The Strokes will release their fifth studio album on March and have declined to speak to the media about the new music. Bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, however, spoke to Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on Februrary 21st. Fraiture gave little away about plans for the new album, yet he did mention information about the recording process and the atmosphere within the band. For more information, be sure to visit:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21544820. The new album will be released on March 25th. To listen to their new single, “All the Time”, go to: https://soundcloud.com/thestrokes/the-strokes-all-the-time/s-ghCGL.

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Perry and the Heartbreakers, and Björk will headline this summer’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This festival will go from June 13th to June 16th. Other artists that will be performing include Wu-Tang Clan, The gaslight Anthem, The xx, Alt-J, The National, The Vaccines, Django Django, Passion Pit, Billy Idol, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Foals, and more! Tickets for this event go on sale February 23rd at noon. For more information on this four-day event, visit: http://www.bonnaroo.com/.

David Bowie will release a new track titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” on February 26th. Bowie will also release his first new album in 10 years in March. This new album will be produced with his longtime collaborator, Tony Visconti, and will be released in most countries worldwide on March 11th. To view the complete tracklisting for The Next Day, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/68748.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will soon reveal their new single called “Sacrilege”, next week. This song will be the first single from their new album Mosquito and it will premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show on Monday, February 25th. Be sure to listen for the new song between 7 pm and 9 pm.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs have also confirmed that they will perform at this year’s SXSW. They will perform at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas on March 13th.

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be releasing their new album called Save Rock and Roll, a month earlier than planned. Fall Out Boy, who reunited earlier this month, initially had plans to release their new album in May. They have decided that they will not keep fans waiting. The new release date for the album is now April 15th and 16th worldwide. To view the video for their song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”, which features 2Chains, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/fall-out-boy/68702. Along with a new album, Fall Out Boy have announced that they will have some US tour dates. They will also perform live at the Underworld venue in Camden, North London on February 25th.

Phoenix have revealed further details for their upcoming new album titled, Bankrupt! They will release this new album on April 22nd, according to a message on their website. The tracklisting for the new album is: “Entertainment”, “The Real Thing”, “SOS In Bel Air”, “Trying to be Cool”, “Bankrupt!”, “Drakkar Noir”, “Chlorophorm”, “Don’t”, “Bourgeois”, and “Oblique City”. Phoenix will be headlining this year’s Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts, which takes place on April in California. They will also play the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany, which take place from July 7th to 9th. To listen to Phoenix’s new single, “Entertainment”, visit: https://soundcloud.com/phoenix/entertainment.

 

Electronic and Dance

Swedish House Mafia have performed in Chicago for the first and last time this week, for their One Last Tour. The United Center’s sold out crowd was filled with excitement as the show started. The venue was filled as people scrambled over seats. It is not known if things have come into terms, but Chicago did love the first and last set.

Disclosure have revealed the music video for their new single “White Noise”. This single had recently debuted in the UK singles chart at No. 2. Disclosure’s forthcoming album is set to be released later this year. The duo is also set to embark on their second US tour in a few weeks. To view the video for the new single, visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/02/disclosure-reveal-official-video-for-white-noise/.

 

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel every date on her current US and Canada tour because she has to undergo surgery. She had previously postponed shows on her Born This Way world tour in Chicago. It has been said that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip and she will be having surgery in order to repair the problem, along with time to recover. Lady Gaga is also expected to release her third new album, ARTPOP, later this year.

 

Country
Country singer, Mindy McCready has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 37, according to a report from BBC news. The police was sent to a home in Herber Springs, Arizona and it has been said that McCready’s body was found on the front porch  Arkansas sheriff, Marty Moss, has said that she has suffered an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”. When speaking to NBC’s dateline about her partner’s death this January, McCready said she had “never gone through anything this painful”.

Music News for January 25, 2013-January 27, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

Vampire Weekend have debuted a brand new track titled “Arms”, live. The new song was performed during their show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. This event took place on January 23rd. The song is taken from their forthcoming third album. The new album is set to be released on May 6th in the UK and on May 7th in the US. To listen to the new song, be sure to visit: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/watch-vampire-weekend-perform-a-new-song-arms/.

 

The Strokes have released a new song, titled “One Way Trigger”. To listen to the new song, visit: http://www.thestrokes.com/thankyou. The song is also being offered as a free download on their website (http://www.thestrokes.com/). The Strokes are set to release a new album later this year.

 

A recording of Paul McCartney singing “A World without Love” has been unearthed by Peter Asher. The song was written by McCartney and given to Asher for his duo, Peter and Gordon, in order for them to record it. Until now, there was no confirmation if there was a recording of McCartney performing the song. This song had gone to No. 1 in the UK and the US, after it was released in 1964. The version that was discovered includes Paul McCartney singing and playing the acoustic guitar for the song. Some of these same tapes include a recording of McCartney singing an early version of The Beatles’ “I’ll follow the Sun”.

 

Paramore have recently revealed details of the tracks that will be featured in their upcoming self-titled album. They have already released a trailer for their new album, which can be viewed here:  http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/68178. Paramore’s Hayley Williams has mentioned that electronic music and Alt-J have been an influence for this new album. Paramore will be released on April 8th and their new single “Now” will be out on February 24th in the UK. The track listing for the new album is “Fast in My Car”, “Now”, “Grow Up”, “Daydreaming”, “Interlude: Moving On”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Part II”, “Last Hope”, “Still Into You”, “Anklebiters”, “Interlude: Holiday”, “Proof”, “Hate to See Your Heart Break”, “(One of Those) Crazy Girls”, “Interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore”, “Be Alone”, and “Future”.

 

The Vaccines had headlined The Joiners in Southampton on January 22nd, where they played a one-off not-for-profit show in order to raise money and awareness of the venue. The Vaccines played an hour-long set with a selection of songs from their debut album What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? And from their second album Come of Age. The Joiners has played host to bands such as Oasis, Kings of Leon, The Liberteens, etc., in the past. The set was made because the venue has been facing an uncertain future after a dramatic recent drop in ticket sales. The Vaccines had played songs such as “No Hope”, “Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra)”, “Teenage Icon”, and more at this set. They are now set to embark on a UK arena tour this May, which will include the biggest show they have done so far at London’s O2 Arena on May 2nd.

 

Electronic and Dance

Gold Panda has been working on some new material and it has now been released as the Trust EP. This new EP features microhouse sounds and shows Gold Panda’s progression since his release of Lucky Sinner.  To stream the latest EP from electronic music producer, Gold Panda, visit: http://theneedledrop.com/2013/01/gold-panda-trust-ep/.

 

Swedish House Mafia have announced the full lineup for the highly-anticipated North American part of One Last Tour. The tour includes over a dozen acts that have been booked to open for them. New York will be treated with Pete Tong, AN21, Otto Knows and Armand Van Helden in Madison Square Garden. AN21 and Max Vangeli will be in San Francisco as well. Nero, Alesso, Zedd, Monsta, and more will be at LA’s Masquerade Motel. Swediah House Mafia’s last United States performance will take place at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.

 

Pop and R&B

Adele has confirmed that she will be performing “Skyfall” live at this year’s Academy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles. She had posted on her label’s website (XL Recordings) that it was an honor to be nominated and chosen to sing in front of so many people. Adele is also nominated for the Best Original Song category at the awards. Adele had also picked up a Golden Globe award for “Skyfall”. The Academy Awards will take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Justin Timberlake is set to take the stage during the Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. Timberlake will perform at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night event. This event takes place one day before the big game, on February 2nd. This charity event will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Timberlake has yet to confirm any tour plans to support the release of his next album, The 20/20 Experience.

 

Country

Carrie Underwood has done a duet with Steven Tyler for Aerosmith’s latest album. The song is titled “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” and is now a radio single. Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood have sung together in a mash-up of “Undo It” and “Walk This Way” at the ACM Awards, back in 2011. It was said that the decision to add Underwood’s vocals to the song was last minute, yet they worked well for the song.

Music News for November 16, 2012-November 18, 2012

Rock and Alternative

Muse have released details for their tour dates in Europe for the summer of 2013. Tickets for these seven tour dates go on sale Friday, November 23rd. The band has released their new album, The 2nd Law, earlier this year and they will play shows in Amsterdam (starting on June 4th), Belgium, France, and Italy. For the list of tour dates, make sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/muse/67233

Mumford and Sons have announced that they have already started to work on new songs and that they got a rehearsal studio. The band has said to be keen to play next year’s Glastonbury Festival. The band will start their “Tour of Two Halves” in UK at Torquay Princess Theatre on November 21st. To check for tour dates and ticket availability, be sure to check out: NME.COM/TICKETS .

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced a new album for March 2013, along with a UK tour. The album is not yet titled, but once it is released near March, the band will go on four UK tour dates in the same month. The band will play at Manchester Ritz, Glasgow ABC, Birmingham Institute, and London Brixton Academy. For ticket availability and the latest listings, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/tickets.

Electronic and Dance

David Guetta’s track, “Just One Last Time” has come repackaged with brand new remixes from Tiesto and Deniz Koyu. Tiesto’s remix includes progression and building melodies, while Koyu’s rendition includes a taste of electro with frenzied distortion. To listen to Guetta’s latest remixes, be sure to check out: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2012/11/david-guetta-just-one-last-time-remixes/.

Pop and R&B

Alicia Keys and Kanye West are joining Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney for a Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden on December 12. The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, and Bon Jovi were announced to be in the lineup as well. For information on ticket availability, VIP packages, and more, be sure to check out: http://www.121212concert.org/

Country

Due West and Black River Entertainment record label have launched the “What Would You Take” campaign. The campaign’s purpose is to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To help make a difference, be sure to visit to whatwouldyoutake.com. There is a free download of Due West’s song, “What Would You Take” available and all donations will go to the American Cross and Salvation Army.