April 7th, 2017

Rolling Stone: Danger Mouse & Sam Cohen Talk Resistance Radio

Danger Mouse and singer-producer Sam Cohen didn’t set out to make a political album when Amazon.com asked them to create a pseudo-soundtrack for dystopian political drama The Man in the High Castle. The duo discusses the haunting new collection of Sixties covers below.

Read – HERE

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March 31st, 2017

Maybird Release New Single “Keep In Line”

MAYBIRD RELEASE NEW SINGLE “KEEP IN LINE” VIA 30TH CENTURY RECORDS
ANNOUNCE BROOKLYN SHOW + US SPRING TOUR DATES


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Maybird, a four-piece band from Rochester NY, have today released their newest single, “Keep In Line” produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. DIY Magazine premiered the single and called it a “timeless psych-pop single” they also note it “often toes the line between pure psych-pop euphoria and a sense of frustration and restlessness, something that also feeds into the lyrics.”

Maybird was founded by Josh Netsky and have become known for creating timeless music with psychedelic pop overtones. Josh discussed the new single and noted, “I was sitting up on my roof in Brooklyn alone, zoned out, listening to this construction vehicle beeping a repetitive melody in the distance and something clicked. I recorded the sound of the beeps and made that the basis for “Keep in Line.” The lyrics ended up being about a feeling of restlessness when someone you’re used to having around is out being productive and you’re not, but wish you were… that’s what was going on with me at the time. There’s some pretty clear relationship lingo in here, but a lot of this song is also about the desire to travel and make music.”

In addition to the band’s headline Brooklyn Show on June 3rd, Maybird has also announced a US spring tour which will see them play Philadelphia, Boston, DC and more. A full run down can be found below.

Upcoming Tour Dates
4.7.17 – The Little Theatre – Rochester, NY
4.20.17 – Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge – Annapolis, MD
4.21.17 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
4.22.17 – Tuck Fest – Charlotte, NC
4.23.17 – Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4.26.17 – The Masquerade – Purgatory Stage – Atlanta, GA
4.27.17 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
4.28.17 – Pretentious Beer Co. – Knoxville, TN
4.29.17 – The Burl – Lexington, KY
4.30.17 – Big Room Bar – Columbus, OH
5.1.17 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
5.23.17 – Empire – Portland, ME
5.24.17 – Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
5.25.17 – Columbus Theatre – Providence, RI
5.26.17 – The Hollow – Albany, NY
5.27.17 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
6.1.17 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
6.2.17 – Milky – Philadelphia, PA
6.3.17 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY

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March 17th, 2017

More Music Released ‘Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle’

30TH CENTURY/COLUMBIA RECORDS SHARES NEW TRACK FROM ‘RESISTANCE RADIO: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ALBUM’, THE NEW PROJECT FROM DANGER MOUSE + SAM COHEN

LISTEN TO ANGEL OLSEN’S ‘WHO’S SORRY NOW’ VIA WORLD CAFE:
http://smarturl.it/WSNnpr

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Danger Mouse and his label 30th Century/Columbia Records have unveiled another track from their latest project ‘Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album’, out April 7th. The new song features Angel Olsen taking on the classic by Connie Francis, “Who’s Sorry Now.” Listen here via NPR’s World Cafe, who called it “sublime”: http://smarturl.it/WSNnpr

“Who’s Sorry Now” as well as Benjamin Booker’s take on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Spoonful” will be available for download and streaming tomorrow here: http://smarturl.it/TMITHC

Produced and created by Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen, ‘Resistance Radio’ is an imagined soundtrack to the Amazon Original Series ‘The Man In The High Castle’, taking its name from the pirate radio network featured in Season 2. The 18-track collection features Beck, Kelis, Norah Jones, The Shins, Benjamin Booker, Karen O + more covering songs from the early 1960’s time period in which the show is set. The album’s opening track, Sharon Van Etten’s “The End of the World”, has already scored widespread attention from NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork + more. Listen to “The End of the World” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVYHJwIi2M

Listen to other album highlight “The House of the Rising Sun” by Sam Cohen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmttSNgR2GI

Danger Mouse and Cohen hosted a ‘Resistance Radio’ event at Austin’s SXSW this week, featuring special performances from Cohen, Benjamin Booker, Kevin Morby, Kelis, Grandaddy + more. Tune into Amazon’s ResistanceRadio.com for a sneak peek at more songs from the album, along with an immersive narrative storytelling experience.

‘Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album’ is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/TMITHC

Resistance Radio’ tracklist:
Sharon Van Etten – The End of the World
Andrew VanWyngarden – Nature Boy
Beck – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Benjamin Booker – Spoonful
Sam Cohen – The House of the Rising Sun
The Shins – A Taste of Honey
Angel Olsen – Who’s Sorry Now
Waterstrider – Speaking of Happiness
Michael Kiwanuka – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Grandaddy – Love Hurts
Big Search – Lonely Mound of Clay
Kevin Morby – I Only Have Eyes For You
Kelis – Who’s Lovin’ You
Norah Jones – Unchained Melody
Curtis Harding – Lead Me On
Maybird – All Alone Am I
Karen O – Living In A Trance
Sam Cohen – Get Happy

March 11th, 2017

Palo Duro: Darken The Glow / Surrender

PALO DURO
DARKEN THE GLOW / SURRENDER

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Palo Duro is the pulsating, technicolor universe of Michael J Winningham. Michael collaborated with his childhood friend, producer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker). As teenagers, Sam helped Michael arrange his first song – They were 16 years old at the time. Fast forward many years later and their creative synergy proved to be strong.

Darken the Glow is a William Onyeabor inspired pop song with scaling guitars, a dirty back beat and a chorus that soars in the direction of Quincy Jones.

It was released on March 10th worldwide via 30th Century Records, along with B-Side companion track, Surrender, a cover originally by the late great synth/punk duo Suicide.

Palo Duro performs in 2017 at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas as well as Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho. The band will tour the West Coast in late March.

Darken the Glow: http://smarturl.it/DTGS
Surrender: http://smarturl.it/PDSurrender

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March 10th, 2017

Jordan Max: “Out Of Luck”

JORDAN MAX RETURNS WITH HIS INCREDIBLE NEW SINGLE “OUT OF LUCK”

24-year-old Jordan Max is a singer songwriter with a voice way beyond his years. You’d be forgiven for thinking it belonged to an accomplished singer from Detroit or Memphis, yet Jordan was born and resides in Oldham – a small underprivileged town in Greater Manchester.

Combining elements of soul, hip-hop and alternative, Jordan takes influence from classic songwriters like Ray Charles and Sam Cooke – yet his stripped back production is pinned on the spatial nuances of modern bass music.

Joprdan Max shot by Dean Chalkley

Today Pigeons & Planes premieres his new single “Out Of Luck”. A track full of power and intensity, pairing Jordan’s raw, emotional vocals with a pounding beat to match.

Speaking on the track Jordan says:
“Broken, lacking love and money after a relationship, ‘Out of Luck’ was made. Lifted by my friends and family towards a brighter day.”

His distinctive, rough-hewn voice quickly gained attention last year when he released his debut single ‘Hell’. A dark and moving tale that impressed tastemaker sites Pigeons and Planes, i-D Magazine and Clash Magazine to name but a few, as well as featuring as the BBC Introducing track on BBC Radio 1’s playlist twice.

The single was the lead from Jordan’s debut EP ‘Only One King’, a release that marked an impressive beginning to what is set to be a fruitful career. Recorded in his bedroom, the debut project sparked interest from BBC Radio 1, Beats1, Jo Whiley, Pharrell Williams, Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, Julie Adengua, Huw Stephens and more.

He found another fan in acclaimed producer Danger Mouse, who will release ‘Out Of Luck’ as a limited 7” on his own label 30th Century Records later this Spring 2017.

Long before he even knew he could sing, Jordan began exploring his musical interests as a bedroom producer of UK bassline and drum & bass. Fast forward four years, and Jordan watched the Ray Charles biopic, a film that was to have a profound impact on his musical direction and inspire him to teach himself the piano, developing a style of his own that would form the roots of his musical future.

Combining all this with a signature voice that is proving to be one to watch, Jordan is confidently cementing himself as one of the most exciting and promising talents in the UK music scene today.
Don’t let him out of your sight!

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Follow Jordan Max’s journey here:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanMaxMusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanMaxMusic
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March 3rd, 2017

RESISTANCE RADIO: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ALBUM

‘RESISTANCE RADIO: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ALBUM’ – NEW PROJECT FROM DANGER MOUSE + SAM COHEN – OUT APRIL 7TH VIA 30TH CENTURY RECORDS; SOUNDTRACK TO ‘THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE’; FEATURES SHARON VAN ETTEN, NORAH JONES, KEVIN MORBY, MICHAEL KIWUNAKA, ANGEL OLSEN, KELIS, BENJAMIN BOOKER + MORE

HEAR SHARON VAN ETTEN’S “THE END OF THE WORLD” NOW VIA NPR: http://n.pr/2lmbUb7

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Brian Burton – aka Danger Mouse – and his label 30th Century Records are pleased to confirm an ambitious new project entitled ‘Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album’ out April 7th. Produced and created by Burton and Sam Cohen, ‘Resistance Radio’ is an imagined soundtrack to the Amazon Original Series, ‘The Man In The High Castle.’ The project features Beck, Kelis, Norah Jones, The Shins, Angel Olsen, Benjamin Booker, Karen O + many more, all covering songs from the early 1960s – the time period in which the show is set. Full tracklist below.

Burton spoke with NPR Music’s Bob Boilen this morning about the genesis of the project, and previewed key tracks from the album: http://n.pr/2mml6f8

NPR Music also shared opening track “The End of the World” by Sharon Van Etten: http://n.pr/2lmbUb7

“The End of the World” as well as Cohen’s “The House of the Rising Sun” are available for download and streaming today. Stream both tracks here: http://smarturl.it/TMITHCsp

Download “The End of the World” here: http://smarturl.it/TheEndWorld
Download “The House of the Rising Sun” here: http://smarturl.it/HouseSun

The project is a unique expansion of the ‘The Man In The High Castle’ storyline, which takes place 17 years after the Allied Powers lost World War II, with America divided and controlled by the Greater Nazi Reich in the East and the Japanese Pacific States in the West. While none of the songs appear on the show itself, ‘Resistance Radio’ takes its name from the from the pirate radio network featured in Season 2 and the collection envisions songs one might hear on it. Burton says of the project, “We were inspired by the original songs and wanted to see if we could transport current singers back to that time. It was equal parts science fiction and musical.” Cohen adds, “It was a fun exercise to take newness completely out of the equation. We were doing old songs in the style of the period and shooting for sonic authenticity. It boiled everything down to the performances.”

On Monday March 6th, Amazon will launch ResistanceRadio.com, which will feature original narrative storytelling in addition to the music from the soundtrack.

In addition, on March 14th, Burton and Cohen will host a ‘Resistance Radio’ event at The Belmont in Austin for SXSW featuring Cohen, Benjamin Booker, Kevin Morby, Kelis, Grandaddy + more performing songs from the soundtrack as well as their own original material. Show poster below.

Over the last decade, Burton has become one of the most sought-after and influential producers of a generation. Between his work as a member of Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells, and production credits that range from The Black Keys, Adele, A$AP Rocky + more, he’s been nominated for 18 Grammys and won 6. He launched 30th Century Records in 2015 in collaboration with Columbia Records.

Cohen has produced the latest albums from Kevin Morby and Benjamin Booker, and his debut LP ‘Cool It’ was released last year on 30th Century Records.

Pre-Order ‘Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album’ here: http://smarturl.it/TMITHC

‘Resistance Radio’ tracklist:
1. Sharon Van Etten  – The End of the World
Andrew VanWyngarden – Nature Boy
Beck – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Benjamin Booker – Spoonful
Sam Cohen – The House of the Rising Sun
The Shins – A Taste of Honey
Angel Olsen – Who’s Sorry Now
Waterstrider – Speaking of Happiness
Michael Kiwanuka – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Grandaddy – Love Hurts
Big Search – Lonely Mound of Clay
Kevin Morby – I Only Have Eyes For You
Kelis  – Who’s Lovin’ You
Norah Jones  – Unchained Melody
Curtis Harding  – Lead Me On
Maybird  – All Alone Am I
Karen O  – Living In A Trance
Sam Cohen  – Get Happy

February 24th, 2017

Dams Of The West: ‘Youngish American’ Out Today

DAMS OF THE WEST’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘YOUNGISH AMERICAN’ OUT TODAY ON 30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA
ON EXTENSIVE U.S. TOUR WITH BLACK JOE LEWIS, PLAYING SXSW NEXT MONTH

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Dams of the West – the solo project of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson – released their debut album ‘Youngish American’ today, via 30th Century Records/Columbia. The 10-song collection is streaming now on Spotify, and is available for download at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/YoungishAmerican

Produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, ‘Youngish American’ was born after a long run of Vampire Weekend dates, when Tomson found himself at home with an empty calendar for the first time in years, grappling with early-30s ennui and domesticity. Written entirely by Chris, who plays virtually every instrument on the record, the new music has already received raves:

“On par with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile in the ranks of our most affable, self-aware observers” –Brooklyn Magazine
“[Tomson] is a clever and insightful songwriter overflowing with ideas” –Stereogum
“Spry and life-questioning” –FADER

Watch music videos for three album highlights here:
* “Tell The Truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYBK0Jjhj6Y
* “Death Wish”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AyepmQN94U
* “The Inerrancy of You and Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORwYN_g8AQ

Dams of the West kicked off their first-ever US tour this week in support of Black Joe Lewis, and will also be appearing at SXSW 2017. More info coming soon.

Dams of the West 2017 Tour
02/24/17 Fri        Boston, MA                        Middle East Downstairs
02/25/17 Sat       Burlington, VT                   Higher Ground Lounge
02/27/17 Mon   Montreal, QC                     La Sala Rossa
02/28/17 Tue     Toronto, ON                       Lee’s Palace
03/02/17 Thu     Cleveland, OH                   Grog Shop
03/03/17 Fri        Columbus, OH                   Newport Music Hall
03/04/17 Sat       Chicago, IL                           Metro
03/06/17 Mon   Minneapolis, MN             First Avenue
03/07/17 Tue     Omaha, NE                         The Waiting Room
03/08/17 Wed   Kansas City, MO               Knuckleheads Saloon
03/29/17 Wed   Albuquerque, NM           Launchpad
03/30/17 Thu     Phoenix, AZ                        The Crescent Ballroom
03/31/17 Fri        La Mesa, CA                       Pete’s Place
04/01/17 Sat       San Diego, CA                    Casbah
04/02/17 Sun     Los Angeles, CA                Troubadour
04/04/17 Tue     San Francisco, CA             The Independent
04/06/17 Thu     Seattle, WA                        Neumos
04/07/17 Fri        Vancouver, BC                  Fortune Sound Club
04/08/17 Sat       Bellingham, WA                The Wild Buffalo
04/09/17 Sun     Portland, OR                      Mississippi Studios
04/11/17 Tue     Boise, ID                              Neurolux
04/12/17 Wed   Salt Lake City, UT              Urban Lounge
04/13/17 Thu     Boulder, CO                        Fox Theatre
04/15/17 Sat       El Paso, TX                           Lowbrow Palace

 

 

February 23rd, 2017

Dams Of The West: Rolling Stone Live Stream

Dams of the West’s Chris Tomson is live from his apartment with Rolling Stone!
He’s discussing the upcoming record Youngish American and playing songs from the album.
Watch – HERE

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February 23rd, 2017

NPR First Listen: Grandaddy ‘Last Place’

Stream Grandaddy’s ‘Last Place’ in its entirety on NPR before its 3/3 release.
Listen – HERE 

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February 22nd, 2017

Dams Of The West: Soundcheck (WNYC Radio)

Live at 2PM (E.S.T.), Dams of the West / aka Vampire Weekend‘s Chris Tomson does some “live strumming/singing/question-answering” in the studio: HERE

Approved Photo #4 by Chris Tomson