|DIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER RELEASES “COLD WATER” FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER AND MØ
Major Lazer—the global musical collaboration between Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—premiere “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MØ today. The new single, written and produced with the help of Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran, is out today via Mad Decent/Def Jam. Listen here, stream here and download here.
|REGINA SPEKTOR’S REMEMBER US TO LIFE SET FOR RELEASE ON SIRE/WARNER BROS. RECORDS SEPTEMBER 30
Regina Spektor returns with her seventh album Remember Us To Life out September 30 on Sire/Warner Bros. Records. Fans who pre-order the standard or deluxe edition digital format of the album from iTunes or Amazon, or any format via ReginaSpektor.com will receive downloads of 4 tracks, including the first single “Bleeding Heart,” in advance of the September 30th album release date. Listen to “Bleeding Heart” here.
|WARPAINT CONFIRMS FALL TOUR DATES
Heads up! L.A. based Warpaint will embark on a global tour this fall, including dates at Seattle’s Showbox; Chicago’s Thalia Hall; the Music Tastes Good Festival in downtown Long Beach alongside The Specials, Melvins, Kate Tempest, Squeeze, De La Soul and more; The Bowery Ballroom and Warsaw in New York and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets and more information, please visit warpaintwarpaint.com.
|JOHN PAUL WHITE’S BEULAH SET FOR RELEASE ON SINGLE LOCK RECORDS AUGUST 19
Single Lock Records will release John Paul White’s solo album Beulah on August 19. NPR’s “Songs We Love” recently debuted “The Martyr,” the first song from the new album:
“Any mindfulness guru will tell you that the most important thing to do, when it comes to change, is nothing. Just be. In White’s case, that truism became truth: Beulah, the album that resulted from him not pursuing a particular career goal, blends his previous approaches seamlessly in songs that are daringly intimate, artfully modulated, hook-blessed and habit-forming. “The Martyr,” the song featured here, is on the rock end of the album’s spectrum; others hint at a country twang or a soul moan, while always driving back toward simplicity and White’s singing, which dazzles without ever grabbing for attention.”
|STURGILL SIMPSON CONFIRMS EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, including dates at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall, Denver’s Paramount Theatre (two nights), Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and L.A.’s The Wiltern (two nights). Tickets for the newly confirmed shows will go on-sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00AM local time (unless otherwise noted).
|PET SHOP BOYS SINGLE “TWENTY-SOMETHING” OUT TODAY
Pet Shop Boys premiere the new video for the reggaeton inflected Los Evo Jedis remix of the single “Twenty-something” on Noisey. View video HERE and share HERE. Of the video the site says “Dealing with the very Pet Shop Boys-esque concerns of battling against the cyclical inevitability of inner-city life, it pulls of the rare trick of packing a message and looking as good as it sounds.” The single and the remix are part of digital bundles now available in the U.S. Additional new bonus tracks include “The white dress,” “Wiedersehen” featuring backing vocals from Rufus Wainwright and a remix by Swedish DJ/producer Kornél Kovács.
|CHRIS STAPLETON ANNOUNCES SHOW AT NASHVILLE’S ASCEND AMPHITHEATER
Chris Stapleton returns to Nashville for a special show at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, October 14 with special guest Lee Ann Womack. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, July 18 at 10:00AM local time.
|FLORENCE WELCH AND VINCENT HAYCOCK’S SHORT FILM: THE ODYSSEY DEBUTS ON YOUTUBE AND VEVO
The Odyssey, created for Florence + the Machine’s new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful and starring Florence, unites each of the visual film segments created for How Big How Blue How Beautiful—“What Kind Of Man,” “How Big How Blue How Beautiful,” “St. Jude,” “Ship To Wreck,” “Queen Of Peace” and “Delilah,” as well as the final installment for “Third Eye”—into a 40-minute, cohesive short film complete with new, connecting scenes.
|BJÖRK: VULNICURA LIVE AVAILABLE NOW VIA ONE LITTLE INDIAN
A live version of Björk’s highly-acclaimed eighth studio album Vulnicura is available now worldwide.
The record is a collection of fourteen songs selected and mixed by Björk, Arca and Chris Elms that were recorded on the critically acclaimed Vulnicura tour. As well as original Vulnicura tracks, it includes new versions of Björk songs including “Come To Me,” “Undo” and “I See Who You Are” by Arca and Bjork, and “Mutual Core” and “Mouth Mantra” by The Haxan Cloak and Björk.
|THE ARCS CONFIRM ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES
The Arcs —featuring Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon— confirm new tour dates, with stops at Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival Forecastle Festival, Sloss Music & Arts Festival and more.
|LUCIUS’ 9:30 CLUB PERFORMANCE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED VIA NPR MUSIC’S FACEBOOK
NPR Music will exclusively stream Lucius’ sold-out performance at the 9:30 Club on Sunday, June 19 starting at 9:30 PM EST. Fans can watch the live performance on NPR Music’s Facebook page at facebook.com/nprmusic. Additionally, Lucius will be featured in an upcoming episode of the new Cameron Crowe directed TV show Roadies on Showtime.
|AARON NEVILLE’S NEW ALBUM APACHE OUT NOW
Aaron Neville’s new album, Apache, is out now via Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services. The album celebrates Neville’s 75th birthday, while 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of his first number one single, “Tell It Like It Is.” The album, which debuted as an NPR First Listen, continues to receive critical acclaim.
|TORY LANEZ’S I TOLD YOU SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 19
I Told You, the debut album from rising Toronto star Tory Lanez, is set for release August 19 via Benny Blanco’s Mad Love imprint on Interscope Records.
|FLUME’S “NEVER BE LIKE YOU” REACHES #15 AT POP RADIO
“Never Be Like You,” the breakout hit off Australian artist Flume’s latest album Skin,reaches #15 at Pop Radio this week with a 34 million-listener audience, and ontinues to climb. The song has received more than 223 million streams (across Spotify, SoundCloud, YoTtube), with over 372k tracks sold worldwide.