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
30th Century Records http://30thcenturyrecords.com/

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

February 7th, 2017

The SFCritic: Nine Pound Shadow – EP Review

Nine Pound Shadow‘s new EP is an antidote to troubling times.”
Read The SFCritic’s review here:
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February 6th, 2017

Grandaddy Announces West Coast Shows This Spring

GRANDADDY ANNOUNCES WEST COAST SHOWS THIS SPRING
Reunited Band Touring The West Coast In Support Of First Album In Ten Years
Last Place Out March 3rd On 30th Century Records

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Grandaddy have announced a select run of West Coast shows in support of their forthcoming album, Last Place, which will be released via 30th Century Records on March 3, 2017.  Last Place is the band’s first new material since 2006.  The tour includes a show at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on May 12.   The news follows the recent announcement of a one-off show in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on February 28 that is now sold out. Two additional NYC area shows have since been added including the now-sold-out date at Rough Trade (March 2).  Tickets are still available for the band’s performance at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on March 1. These dates join a busy schedule of international touring including a UK tour and festivals such as Primavera. All dates are listed below and tickets for all US shows are on sale now. Tickets here: bit.ly/GrandaddyTickets

Grandaddy recently debuted a brilliant new track from Last Place called “Evermore,” which can be heard HERE.  “Evermore” accompanies the previously released new songs Way We Won’t and “A Lost Machine.”

After Grandaddy broke up in 2006, Jason Lytle relocated to Montana, where he happily made two solo albums, and reconnected with the natural world around him.  Eventually, though, life uprooted him again, taking him to Portland, Oregon until he eventually returned to his former home of Modesto, California.  The return to California was practical (he needed to be near his bandmates) but also appropriate:  he had started writing songs that he felt would be fitting for another Grandaddy album.  The result, Last Place, is a perfect addition to the band’s celebrated, critically-acclaimed catalogue that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway.  It’s a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones.  Lytle’s voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.

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GRANDADDY TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)
February 26 – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco – SOLD OUT
February 28 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York City – SOLD OUT
March 1 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
March 2 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
March 20 –  Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel – SOLD OUT
March 21 – Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel  – SOLD OUT
March 23 – Potterrow, Edinburgh, UK
March 26 – Hoults Yard, Newcastle, UK
March 27 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
March 28 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
March 29 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 31 – Colton Hall, Bristol, UK
April 1 – Concorde, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
April 3 – Roundhouse, London, UK
April 5 – AB Hall, Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
April 7 – Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 8 – Little Waves @ C Mine – Genk, Belgium
April 9 – Aeronef, Lille, France
May 6 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
May 8 –  Neptune Theater- Seattle, WA
May 9  – Revolution Hall- Portland, OR
May 12 – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
May 13 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
June 1 to 3 – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 8 to 10 – Primavera Festival, Porto, Portugal
June 10  – This is Not a Love Song Festival – Nimes, France

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PRE-ORDER Last Place here.

Find Grandaddy here:
www.grandaddymusic.com
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January 27th, 2017

Nine Pound Shadow Release Debut EP

NINE POUND SHADOW RELEASE
DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP TODAY

FEATURES THE BAND’S
LATEST SINGLE “TELL ME WHY”

NINE POUND SHADOW Opening for ELECTRIC GUEST
On Select Dates This Winter!

We’re excited to introduce you to San Francisco’s own Nine Pound Shadow, whose self-titled EP is out TODAY on Danger Mouse’s own 30th Century Records.  A video for the song “Bridges,” which was premiered by Haim on their Beats 1 show this summer and has received nearly a million streams on Spotify, is viewable HERE.  The EP also features current single “Tell Me Why,” a gorgeous slice of woozy folk-pop that encapsulates all the sonic elements that make Nine Pound Shadow so special.

LISTEN TO NINE POUND SHADOW’S EP NOW
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NPSiTunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/NPSSpotify

Nine Pound Shadow will also be hitting the road this winter, opening for Electric Guest on select dates, listed below – tickets are on sale now.

Nine Pound Shadow is brothers Brendain and Christopher Langlois, whose sound is a brilliant mix of 60s psych haze, Kings Of Convenience, the clouds of harmonies on the song “A Horse With No Name” by America, and a splash of a few dazzling California sunsets for good measure.   Their debut single, “Melody,” caught the attention of Danger Mouse, who included the song on last year’s 30th Century Records, Volume 1 compilation, and signed the band to the label.  Their EP, which was produced by Asa Taccone, is a brilliant introduction to a band whose name you’ll be hearing a lot in 2017.

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Nine Pound Shadow EP track listing:
Tiger Smile
Bridges
Tell Me Why
Melody
Bright As Gold

Nine Pound Shadow tour dates (all dates supporting Electric Guest):
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
2/23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
2/24 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
2/26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
2/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
2/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
3/1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall