Thursday, July 27, 2017

Alice Cooper - Paranormal

Leading up to the release of ALICE COOPERs upcoming studio album tomorrow, the legendary shock rocker reveals the album’s title tune.

And tonight he plays at Gröna Lund here in Stockholm, Sweden, looking forward to the show once again, see the rest of the tour dates below.

”Paranormal", the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer's first studio album since 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare".

The 10-track ”Paranormal", produced by Cooper's longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, features guest musicians like ZZ TOP guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and DEEP PURPLEs Roger Glover.

”Paranormal” is also accompanied by a bonus disc featuring two new recordings the "King of Shock Rock" made with the original ALICE COOPER band, "Genuine American Girl" and "You and All of Your Friends." Those two songs mark the first time Cooper and his former band mates recorded together since the Seventies.

The bonus disc also includes six of Cooper's greatest hits recorded live with his new backing band at a May 2016 concert in Columbus, Ohio.

"My definition of paranormal is something that is 'other than normal' or 'alongside of normal'," Cooper said in a statement. "You could say my whole career has been that. I would look at what was normal and step left of it. That's what gets people's attention. They'd listen to our music and see our show and say, 'That's so strange...oh yeah, that's so Alice."

Paranormal is due out July 28th. The album is available to pre-order in a variety of formats now, with a limited run of blood-red vinyl exclusively pressed for independent record shops.

Paranormal Track List

1. "Paranormal"
2. "Dead Flies"
3. "Fireball"
4. "Paranoiac Personality"
5. "Fallen In Love"
6. "Dynamite Road"
7. "Private Public Breakdown"
8. "Holy Water"
9. "Rats"
10. "The Sound of A"

New studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. "Genuine American Girl"
12. "You And All Of Your Friends"

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:

13. "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
14. "Under My Wheels"
15. "Billion Dollar Babies"
16. "Feed My Frankenstein"
17. "Only Women Bleed"
18. "School's Out"

Today’s tune “Paranormal” is the title tune from the upcoming album, set to be released on July 28th, 2017.

Upcoming Tourdates:

Jul 21 Bukta City Festival Tromsø, Norway
Jul 24 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
Jul 26 Liseberg Göteborg, Sweden
Jul 27 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 29 Qstock Festival Oulu, Finland
Jul 31 Trakų pilis Vilnius, Lithuania
Aug 02 Junge Garde Dresden, Germany
Aug 03 Fezen Fest Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Aug 06 Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium
Aug 12 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
Aug 13 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Aug 15 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
Aug 19 Starplex Pavlion Dallas, TX
Aug 21 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
Aug 24 Bb&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
Aug 26 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Aug 27 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA
Aug 28 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Aug 30 Klipsch Amphitheater Indianapolis, IN
Sep 01 KeyBank Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 02 Budweiser Stage Toronto, Canada
Sep 03 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
Sep 06 Tinley Park Chicago, IL
Sep 08 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Saint Louis, MO
Sep 09 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sep 10 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Sep 21 Cidade do Rock Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 23 Live Curitiba Curitiba, Brazil
Sep 26 Allianz Parque Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oct 07 Mother Of All Rock Fest Monterrey, Mexico
Oct 14 Loudpark Saitama-Shi, Japan
Oct 17 Perth Arena Perth, Australia
Oct 19 Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, Australia
Oct 20 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Australia
Oct 21 Hordern Pavilion Moore Park, Australia
Oct 23 AIS Arena Bruce, Australia
Oct 24 Newcastle Entertainment Centre Broadmeadow, Australia
Oct 25 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Australia
Oct 27 The Trusts Arena Auckland, New Zealand
Oct 28 TSB Bank Arena Wellington, New Zealand
Nov 08 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Nov 09 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Nov 11 First Direct Arena Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 12 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 14 Barclaycard Arena Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 15 Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 THE SSE ARENA AT WEMBLEY London, United Kingdom
Nov 18 KönigPALAST Krefeld, Germany
Nov 20 Sparkassen-Arena Aurich Aurich, Germany
Nov 21 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Nov 23 Tempodrom Berlin, Germany
Nov 24 Große Jurahalle Neumarkt, Germanyv
Nov 25 MHPArena LB Ludwigsburg, Germany
Nov 27 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria
Nov 29 Samsung Hall Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 30 Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Dec 01 L’AMPHITHEATRE Lyon, France
Dec 03 Salle Pleyel Paris, France
Dec 04 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec 05 BRIELPOORT Deinze, Belgium
Dec 07 l’Olympia Paris, France

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill

The English rock band SLOWDIVE are back from a 22 yrs rest, they reunited 2014 and have now released a brand new album. SLOWDIVE was formed in Reading, Berkshire in 1989. The band consists of Rachel Goswell on vocals and guitar, Simon Scott on drums, Neil Halstead on vocals and guitar, Nick Chaplin on bass and Christian Savill on guitar. Several other drummers also briefly played with the band, including Adrian Sell, Neil Carter and Ian McCutcheon. Halstead is the band's primary songwriter.

Goswell and Halstead had known each other since early childhood in Reading, Berkshire. Scott left in 1994 and when Savill and Chaplin left the band soon after the release of Pygmalion, the remaining members renamed the band Mojave 3. SLOWDIVE reunited in 2014.

Their sound has been described as dream pop, shoegazing, indie rock and ambient.

Today’s tune "Sugar for the Pill” is a disarming heartbreak ballad led by singer Neil Halstead in a surprisingly gentle mood, taken from SLOWDIVE, released May 5th on Dead Oceans.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

21 July 2017 - FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA
28 July 2017 - Valley Rock Festival, South Korea
30 July 2017 - Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
19 August 2017 - Pstereo Festival, Trondheim, Norway
27 August 2017 - Rock En Seine, Paris, France
31 Aug-1 Sept 2017 - End of the Road Festival, UK
7 September 2017 - Barby, Tel Aviv, Israel
9 September 2017 - Fuzz Club, Athens, Greece
15-16 Sept 2017 - Levitation France, Angers, France
17 Sept 2017 - Beyond The Tracks Festival, UK
29 Sept-01 Oct 2017 - Way Back When Festival, Germany
30 Sept 2017 - Copenhagen DR Koncerthuset, Denmark SOLD OUT
2 Oct 2017 - Warsaw Palladium, Poland
3 Oct 2017 - Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt, Germany
4 Oct 2017 - Hamburg Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Germany
6 Oct 2017 - Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands
7 Oct 2017 - Brussels Botanique, Belgium SOLD OUT
9 Oct 2017 - Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
10 Oct 2017 - Manchester Albert Hall, UK
11 Oct 2017 - Leeds Town Hall, UK
13 Oct 2017 - London Roundhouse, UK
23 Oct 2017 - The Commodore, Vancouver, Canada
25 Oct 2017 - The Neptune, Seattle, US SOLD OUT
26 Oct 2017 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, US
28 Oct 2017 - Fox Theatre, Oakland, US
1 Nov 2017 - The Ogden, Denver, US
3 Nov 2017 - The Truman, Kansas City, US
4 Nov 2017 - Barrymore Theater, Madison, US
5 Nov - Vic Theatre, Chicago, US
7 Nov - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, US
8 Nov 2017 - Majestic Theatre, Detroit, US
9 Nov 2017 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY, US
10 Nov 2017 - Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
11 Nov 2017 - College St Music Hall, New Haven, US
12 Nov 2017 - Terminal 5, NY, US
14 Nov 2017 - Paradise, Boston, US
15 Nov 2017 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, US
16 Nov 2017 - Ram’s Head, Baltimore, US
17 Nov 2017 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC, US

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Algiers - Cleveland

"The Underside of Power" is the second album by American experimental band ALGIERS. The album was released through Matador Records on June 23, 2017. The album was produced by Adrian Utley of PORTISHEAD and his frequent collaborator Ali Chant. It was also the band's first album to feature drummer Matt Tong as a full-time member.

"The Underside of Power” assert violence, darkness and horror, that the human spirit is affirmed through witness and resistance, leading not only to solace but to redemption.

ALGIERS is composed of vocalist/guitarist Franklin James Fisher, bassist Ryan Mahan, guitarist Lee Tesche and drummer Matt Tong. ALGIERS pulls from a divergent number of musical (and nonmusical) influences; the most notable of which being post-punk, gospel music, Southern Gothic literature and the concept of the Other. Their sound has been described as "dystopian soul" due to its somber mood, afrofolk inspired vocal approach, and heavy emphasis on atonal textures.

The band met and grew up playing music together in Atlanta, Georgia but was officially formed in London in 2007. Their name evokes the anti-colonial struggle in general, symbolizing a contested space where violence, racism, resistance, and religion commingle.

The group released their first single “Blood” in January 2012 via Atlanta based label Double Phantom. Byron Coley for The Wire wrote “Although the fusion may have been touched upon in recordings related to both The Birthday Party and The Gun Club, Algiers are dedicated to grafting gospel music onto post-punk guitar-cuzz...this record is mesmerising and really sucks you in with its weird power.”

The band's self-titled debut album was released through Matador on June 2, 2015. In 2015, ahead of their eponymous release, the band opened for Interpol, during their North American Tour. Matt Tong, formerly of Bloc Party, has been playing drums for Algiers since early 2015. Their live show has been described as "recalling at various points PIL’s dub-style expansions, Afrobeat, industrial, no wave, free jazz, Suicide, the XTC of “Travels in Nihilon,” Nick Cave’s fire and brimstone, and musique concrète.”

Today’s tune ”Cleveland” is taken from their second album "The Underside of Power”, enjoy!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie - Too Far Gone

For many music lovers, the legendary band FLEETWOOD MAC was the soundtrack of the '70s. Their album "Rumours" topped the charts for an incredible 31 weeks. Now, two of the band's alums, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Christine McVie, have joined together for a brand new duet album.

The backstory behind Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie‘s self-titled album is filled with plenty of the drama their famous FLEETWOOD MAC lineup has been serving up since the mid ’70s.

That classic quintet — Buckingham, McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie — was set to record its first album since 1987’s Tango in the Night when Nicks decided to focus on her solo career instead, leaving new material written by Buckingham and Christine McVie — some together, some separately — without a home … until they pushed forward with the project, reconfigured as a duet record, and recruited drummer Fleetwood and bassist John McVie.

So, basically, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a FLEETWOOD MAC record minus one key member. Nothing new for the often-splintered group: 1990’s Behind the Mask was made without Buckingham, 1995’s Time without Buckingham and Nicks and 2003’s Say You Will (which followed the reunited band’s 1997 live comeback, The Dance) without Christine McVie. And like the albums made over the past quarter century, there are some good moments, some underwhelming ones and some missed opportunities.

Thankfully, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a lot closer to the springy Say You Will than the forgettable Time. It starts with three killer songs: Buckingham’s “Sleeping Around the Corner,” “Feel About You,” a co-write with McVie, and “My World,” another Buckingham composition. And it reinforces just how reliable FLEETWOOD MAC can be, even without their most popular singer-songwriter.

Nicks is clearly missed at times, especially her part in the vocal trio’s harmonies. But Buckingham — one of music’s most undervalued guitarists, singers, songwriters and producers — checks in with some of his most engaging songs in years. And McVie, who last released a solo record in 2004, sounds revitalized following her long absence from the studio.

Occasionally the album comes off as separate and distinct solo records, sorta like FLEETWOOD MACs 1979 ”Tusk", the double LP that often found the band’s three singer-songwriters serving as each other’s backing players. (Indeed, “Sleeping Around the Corner” first appeared as a bonus track on Buckingham’s last solo record, 2011’s Seeds We Sow.) But Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie still manages to fall together thanks to the two artists’ undeniable creative fusion, which powered songs like “Don’t Stop” and “Think About Me” in the past.

There’s filler — “Too Far Gone,” the album’s heaviest song, relies on a riff and percussion breakdown borrowed from “Tusk,” and McVie is best when pushed outside of the confines of her big melancholy piano ballad here, “Game of Pretend” — but the majestic pop landscapes Buckingham drops most of the songs into make even the flimsiest tracks a treat to hear. And the longtime rhythm team of Fleetwood and McVie consistently and effortlessly locks into the grooves. In other words, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a pretty good FLEETWOOD MAC album. It’s Nicks’ loss.

Today’s tune ”Too Far Gone” is taken from their brand new album, enjoy!

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