Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Paul McCartney To Re-release Band On The Run, November 2

Paul McCartney & Wings classic record, Band on the Run, will be re-released on November 2. The record is the first release from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

The re-mastering of Band on the Run, originally recorded in 1973, was supervised by McCartney who worked with the same team who did the recent re-mastering of the complete Beatles' catalog. The record will come in several formats, the single CD standard edition, the 2CD/1DVD special edition, the 3 CD/1 DVD deluxe edition and a vinyl edition. I have a well known Sir Paul soft spot, so I have my sights set on the deluxe edition! In addition to the re-mastered music, I'm looking forward to the packaging. I love a nicely packaged product.

Heralded as one of the greatest albums of all time, the GRAMMY winning, smash # 1 album - originally released December of 1973 - yielded the immortal title track and world-wide hit “Jet” becoming Wings’ most successful and celebrated album ever.

Paul McCartney personally supervised all aspects of the Band on the Run reissue. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog.

Band on the Run will be available in a variety of formats originating with the single disc digitally remastered, essential 9-track standard edition. The 3 disc (2CD, 1 DVD) special edition features nine bonus audio tracks (including the top 10 smash “Helen Wheels”), rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and behind-the-scenes at the famous album cover shoot, original Band on the Run promotional video clips, the One Hand Clapping television special (highlighted by studio performances filmed at Abbey Road in 1974) all with beautifully enhanced packaging. Collectors will be especially thrilled by the 4 disc (3CD, 1 DVD) deluxe edition which adds an extraordinary 120-page hard bound book containing many unseen and unpublished photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith, album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, a full history of the album complete with a new interview with Paul and expanded track by track information for all four discs. The deluxe edition also includes a special Band on the Run audio documentary (originally produced for the 25th Anniversary edition.) The original remastered album and bonus audio content will also be issued in a 2 disc 180gm audiophile vinyl edition that comes with an MP3 download of all 18 tracks. Lastly, the standard and deluxe versions of Band on the Run will be available digitally worldwide.

Check out the widget below for a free download of "A Trip To Lagos."

Track List

Remastered Album
  • Band on the Run
  • Jet
  • Bluebird
  • Mrs Vandebilt
  • Let Me Roll It
  • Mamunia
  • No Words
  • Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)
  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
Bonus Audio Tracks
  • Helen Wheels
  • Country Dreamer
  • Bluebird [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Jet [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Let Me Roll It [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Band on the Run [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Country Dreamer [from One Hand Clapping]
  • Zoo Gang
Audio Documentary

Remastered documentary disc originally produced for the 25th Anniversary release of Band on the Run. Featuring interview contributions from Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Geoff Emerick, Tony Visconti, Al Coury, Clive Arrowsmith, James Coburn, John Conteh, Kenny Lynch, Michael Parkinson, Christopher Lee, Clement Freud, and Dustin Hoffman.

  • Band on the Run Music Video
  • Mamunia Music Video
  • Album Promo Featuring Band on the Run, Mrs Vandebilt, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Bluebird
  • Helen Wheels Music Video
  • Wings In Lagos
  • Osterley Park
  • One Hand Clapping


Neil Young's Le Noise Out Today

Neil Young is back with a new record, Le Noise. It's out today, September 28. The eight song record was produced by Daniel Lanois. Check out the video of "Love and War" from the record below.
Young and Lanois have crossed paths musically over the course of many years (Lanois’ performances at Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert and Young’s performance at Farm Aid when Lanois was Willie Nelson’s music director) but this is the first time the two have recorded together.

Recorded in Lanois’ home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, Le Noise
features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just “a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording,” as Lanois puts it.


Dar Williams Set To Release New Record, October 12

Many Great Companions, the upcoming record from Dar Williams will be released on October 12. The record, her eighth studio effort is a collections of classics recorded acoustically with special guests. It will also include a bonus best of disc. The record was produced by Gary Louris of the Jayhawks who is also one of the special guests on the record. Check out "As Cool As I Am" below in the MP3 Grab. Louris joins her on guitar on the song. Definately grab this one.

Gig alert! Willams will be doing some shows in New York. She'll be at City Winery on October 15 & 16 with Toshi Reagon. Then she'll pay us another visit in December, the 26th at The Bell House in Brooklyn.

On Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends, Dar re-records 12 classic songs from her extensive catalogue, all performed acoustically. She’s joined by several fellow musicians and friends on the new versions, including Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Larkin, Motherlode, and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks who also produced the album. The bonus disc, Best of Dar Williams, is not just a compilation, but rather a journey through Dar’s career. Listeners are able to follow Dar as she transforms from a folk singer just starting out to the seasoned musician she is today.

MP3 Grab: "As Cool As I Am"


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Signing With Rock Photographer Gered Mankowitz

There will be a book signing with rock photographer Gered Mankowitz this Saturday, September 25. Mankowitz will be at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho from 1 to 4 PM signing his book, "The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard." The book features essays along with classic shots of Hendrix and his band as well as unseen photos. The who, what, when & where are below.

Read essays by some of music’s top journalist and page through photographs of Jimi and his band. World-renowned rock photographer Gered Mankowitz did two photo shoots with Jimi and The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard is the chance for fans to experience this moment in time.

Hendrix had just taken London by storm with a BBC session that rocked the music world, cementing him as one of the most influential musicians from his era and Gered Mankowitz captured this historical moment at his legendary Masons Yard Studio. Mankowitz was assigned the task of capturing the bands personality, but he took it one step further and created the visual trademarks the trio is known for today.

These photographs are a mixture of classics (The cover of Hendrix greatest hits album) and never before seen images that will remind readers who Jimi was and might have been, giving a glimpse into sides no one has ever seen before. The Experience gives readers something to hold onto that will undoubtedly conjure up memories from the years when the world had Jimi.

Gered Mankowitz
"The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard"
Morrison Hotel Gallery
124 Prince Street, NYC
(212) 941-8770

4th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Starts This Friday, 9/24

SEPT 24th - 26th @ Brooklyn Fire Proof
119 Ingraham Street
L Train to Morgan Ave


Alex Kemp Releases 2nd EP In His Rat D'Hotel Series

Musician Alex Kemp released Rat D'Hotel Part II - Rat Hears Love Through Thin Walls today. If you missed it, check out the Q&A we did with Kemp in late June HERE and find out his thoughts on the project and other tidbits. To get a taste of his latest work, listen to "Heart Goes Boom" below.

MP3 Grab: "Heart Goes Boom"

Laurie Anderson Set To Bring Delusion To BAM Starting Tomorrow

Performance artist Laurie Anderson will open the 2010 BAM Next Wave Festival with Delusion. It's the New York premiere of the multi-media show. The details are below along with a video clip of Anderson discussing the show.

In Delusion, music redolent with Tibetan temple horns and Arabic strings is performed by Anderson on electronically enhanced violin with a supporting virtuoso ensemble and video imagery. Delusion's structure imitates the meandering nature of one’s personal thoughts, exploring themes from politics to personal loss—and touching on topics including the decline of the American empire, time, the mystic who started the Russian space program, punctuation, heritage—fusing the internal and external worlds into a mystical whole. Anderson shifts between her own voice and that of a male persona, Fenway Bergamot. Delusion's striking visual elements include Anderson’s animation, film sequences by noted cinematographers Maryse Alberti and Toshiaki Ozawa, and additional animation and overall video design by artist Amy Khoshbin. Performers include the composer/performers Eyvind Kang on viola and Colin Stetson on horns. Delusion includes two signature pieces of Nonesuch Records.

Delusion by Laurie Anderson
BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St)
Sep 21—25, Sep 28—30, Oct 1 & 2 at 7:30pm
Sep 26 & Oct 3 at 3pm
Tickets start at $20
More info: http://www.bam.org/delusion

Monday, September 20, 2010

Video: Marina V At Rockwood Music Hall

Marina V: September 13 @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

Russian songbird Marina V and her music partner Nick Baker made a stop in our lovely city last week. Marina charmed the audience and played selections from her latest release, My Song. Check out video of her performing "My Song," the albums title track and the opening number to last weeks show below. I'll have a photo gallery up in the coming days.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

KT Tunstall To Release New Record October 5

Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will release her third studio record, Tiger Suit, on October 5. Check out the video for her single, "Fade Like A Shadow" HERE. And, if all of that wasn't enough New York folks, tour dates have been confirmed and Tunstall will be making a stop in our lovely city on December 1 at Terminal 5.

Tunstall's Myspace Karaoke Contest began yesterday. For details on that, click HERE. Grand Prize wins two tickets to a KT Tunstall show, travel accommodations and a backstage rehearsal session!

Tiger Suit was recorded in Berlin at the world-famous Hansa Studios, where several legendary albums, including David Bowie’s Heroes, U2’s Achtung Baby, and Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life, were made. Finishing touches to Tiger Suit were completed at London’s RAK Studios. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Kasabian, Editors, and many more.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Video: Florence & The Machine - "Heavy In Your Arms"

Check out the new video from Florence & The Machine. The song, "Heavy In Your Arms" is on the Twilight Eclipse soundtrack. And gig alert, Florence will be at Terminal 5 on November 1 & 2.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Releases Out Today, 9/14

A few new efforts were released today!

A Lot Like You, the new EP from Jules Larson was released today. We've posted some of her videos here thanks to our friends at ResidentBand. Check it out, I dig her work.

Also out today is Fields, the release from Junip. Check it out using the handy widget below. New York, they will be at Irving Plaza on Wednesday, November 24. Nothing like a little good music to get you ready for giving thanks and stuffing yourself silly.

The Charlatans are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new release Who We Touch. The record, their eleventh, was produced by Youth. Grab "Love Is Ending" below in the MP3 Grab.

Jump Back Jake unleashed a new EP, Call Me Your Man, today. Check it out below using the handy little widget.

<a href="http://jumpbackjake.bandcamp.com/album/call-me-your-man-ep">Call Me Your Man - EP by Jump Back Jake</a>

The debut solo album, Flamingo, from Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is also out today.

Brandon Flowers, best known as the frontman for The Killers, is releasing his debut solo album Flamingo today on Island Records. Produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois, and Brendan O’Brien, Flamingo is a stunning 10-song collection from an artist whose brilliant showmanship and powerful vocals have made him such a recognizable and iconic artist. The record is a classic American rock album, full of extraordinary choruses, vast instrumentation and Flowers’ incredible voice, sounding richer and fiercer than ever before. Exuding all that dazzles and shines about his hometown of Las Vegas, Flamingo is packed full of sparkling, stadium-ready songs that you cannot help but sing along with.

Azure Ray released Drawing Down The Moon today as well.

It’s been six years since celebrated female duo Azure Ray released their critically acclaimed album Hold On Love. It’s been a long wait for music fans, but thankfully that wait is about to come to an end. The highly anticipated full length from Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor is a sublime future classic titled Drawing Down the Moon which hits TODAY via Saddle Creek. The duo has drawn fans from around the globe with their transcendent songwriting and stunning vocals and Drawing Down the Moon is an even more impressive and beguiling delight. Their undeniable talents lie in balladry so breathtakingly visceral that it soars straight through the ears into the veins until it pumps firmly into the heart. Azure Ray are famed for their bitter sweet melancholy and Drawing Down the Moon is a perfect ode to their harmonious musical gifts. Twelve flawless songs worth waiting every second of those six years for.

MP3 Grab: "Love Is Ending"

Adam Taylor To Play Pianos, Thursday, 9/16

Folk rocker Adam Taylor is returning to New York. He'll be in the upstairs lounge at Pianos on Thursday, September 16 at 9PM. It's FREE! Swing by and check him out. He's good, but you already know that, right?


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Upcoming Shows: Marina V, Jump Into The Gospel & More

New York area friends and folks in general, it's time for another upcoming shows alert.

Saturday, September 11, A Million Years will be at The Studio at Webster Hall. Doors are at 8PM and tix are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Monday, September 13, Russian songbird Marina V will be in New York! She'll be on the LES at Rockwood Music Hall. It's a FREE gig so you have no excuses not to swing by, say hi to her and her musical partner Nick (they're just the sweetest) and hear some good music. Get there early, she goes on at 6PM.

Shwa and The Good Times are spending every Tuesday in September at Rockwood Music Hall. If you missed them this Tuesday, then be sure to catch them next week, September 14. They go on at 8PM. And, another, no excuses gig, it's FREE! They have one of the worlds catchiest songs, "Penultimate Dance" and a song that stayed on repeat for a good while "Sandy Don't Worry."

Monday's are a good night to check out music. September 20, New York's Jump Into The Gospel (pictured) will be at Mercury Lounge. It's 10 at 10 ... $10 at 10PM. Check them out. They won me over when I happened to catch them back in February.

Also on Monday, September 20, Sharon Little will be on the LES as well. She'll be at Rockwood Music Hall on Stage 2. She's on early, 7:30PM and it'll cost you $10. I became a fan of her music when I came across her first album on Amie Street a couple of years ago. Her EP, First Cut is available on her official website but will be released the following day, 9/21 via digital outlets. It's a sneak peek of her upcoming second album Paper Doll which will be released early next year.

Need something to do Tuesday, September 21? Well, head on over to Mercury Lounge and catch Red Wanting Blue. They're on at 8:30PM and it'll cost you $10. They put on a hell of a live show. Buy your tickets now, I think they sold out the last time they were there. You don't want to get left at the door looking all sad eyed and pitiful because you couldn't get in.

Check with venues as times can be subject to change.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Million Years To Play Best Buy Union Square, 9/9

Brooklyn based A Million Years will be live at Best Buy in Union Square as part of the stores Live @ Best Buy series. The in-store performance will take place Thursday, September 9 at 6PM. The band released their full-length debut album, Mischief Maker, in June. Check below for details on other shows in the area.