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MusicTHE ARCS CONFIRMED FOR NPR MUSIC FIRST LISTEN LIVE CONCERT
The Arcs’ will make their live concert debut performing as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series. The live webcast will take place from New York’s Housing Works Bookstore Café on Wednesday, September 9. Tickets are available exclusively through a trivia-driven social media giveaway on 8/31 and 9/1. Follow @NPRMusic, @TheArcs and @HousingWorksBKS on Twitter for details.
MusicGLEN HANSARD’S VIDEO FOR “LOWLY DESERTER”PREMIERES AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The video for Glen Hansard’s latest track “Lowly Deserter” is premiering today at the Wall Street Journal. Of the inspiration for the video director Myles O’Reilly explains, “My initial idea was to squeeze Glen and his full band, brass and all, in to a small room of a house that closely resembled the home in which he was reared. It was Glen who then suggested we film children interacting with the house and the neighborhood. Whether Glen intended it to be a poetic and metaphorical visualization of his youth, or whether it was just a plain bonkers idea. It had to be done! And so the start gun sounded and our resources were pulled together almost effortlessly.”
MusicJOSH RITTER’S “WHERE THE NIGHT GOES” DEBUTS AT PASTE MAGAZINE
Josh Ritter’s new song, “Where the Night Goes,” recently premiered at Paste Magazine and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud. Of the new music, Paste asserts, “The energy that Ritter and his Royal City Band have long brought to live shows courses through the 12 songs on the album.”
MusicTHE ODYSSEY CHAPTERS 4 & 5: “QUEEN OF PEACE” AND “LONG AND LOST”
Florence + the Machine debut The Odyssey Chapters 4 & 5: “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost” today via NPR Music First Watch.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON SELLS OUT THREE SHOWS AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM
Sturgill Simpson’s third show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is now sold out. The November 1 date was added after Simpson’s first two performances at the historic venue sold out in less than fifteen minutes—marking one of the fastest on-sales in Ryman history.
MusicDIPLO REACHES THE TOP 10 AT TOP 40 RADIO THIS WEEK WITH TWO SONGS
Diplo reaches the top 10 at Top 40 radio this week with two songs —Major Lazer’s “Lean On” with DJ Snake and Mø is at #9 and Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber reaches #10. “Lean On” jumped from the #12 spot, marking the first time an independent release has reached the top 10 in more than two years.
MusicTORY LANEZ DEBUTS “SAY IT” VIDEO
Tory Lanez is debuting a new video for “Say It” produced by Pop Wansel and Toro. Watch the video, directed by Walu, here. “Say It” is out now via Benny Blanco’s Mad Love/Interscope Records.
MusicFOLLOWING SOLD OUT U.S. RUN, FLUME RELEASES REMIX OF COLLARBONES’ “TURNING”
On the heels of a string of sold-out U.S. dates, acclaimed artist/producer Flume is sharing a new remix of fellow Australians Collarbones’ “Turning.” Watch the Toby and Pete-directed visuals for the track, which follows a series of Flume remixes of international superstars Disclosure, Lorde, Arcade Fire and Sam Smith, here.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON PERFORMS “MIGHT AS WELL GET STONED” ON “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS”
Chris Stapleton recently performed “Might As Well Get Stoned” on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Watch the full performance here.
MusicRYN WEAVER’S DEBUT ALBUM THE FOOL OUT NOW
The Fool, the debut album from singer, songwriter and producer Ryn Weaver, is out now on Mad Love/Interscope Records. To celebrate the release, Weaver will debut her single “Promises” with a performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on June 19.
MusicAIR’S LOCALORE: FINDING AMERICA NOW ACCEPTING INDIE-CREATOR APPLICATIONS
AIR—an international network of independent entrepreneurial radio and television media makers—is accepting applicants from independent creative media makers for the public media initiative Localore: Finding America. Guidelines and application information may be found at www.finding-america.org.
MusicENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY PREMIERES METRIC’S NEW TRACK “FORTUNES”
Entertainment Weekly unveils Metric’s new song “Fortunes” from their forthcoming album Pagans in Vegas calling the song “a dark, spacey synth-pop song elevated by a roaring chorus and vocalist Emily Haines’ emotional range. She hops between bitterness and elation with ease.” View on Entertainment Weekly HERE and share via HERE. Metric also introduces the new limited edition “Pagan Time Capsule,” a collector’s item curated personally by the band. See the video HERE. Limited to 500 units, the engraved wooden box contains an autographed cassette tape and customized memorabilia, as well as a digital download of the new album. It’s available at the band’s website HERE.
MusicBENZEL SHARE “WAITING……” FEATURING BEN ABRAHAM
BenZel is sharing a new track, “Waiting……” featuring Australian singer/songwriter Ben Abraham. Stream the track via BenZel’s Soundcloud here.
MusicPASSION PIT TOURING THE U.S. THIS FALL
Passion Pit is set to tour the U.S. this fall, playing select dates including Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, the House of Blues in Dallas and New Orleans’ Joy Theater. Fan presale tickets will be available via http://www.kindredthealbum.com/live_dates beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. local time with general on sale Friday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time.
Musicbjörk’s vulnicura out now on vinyl and cd
a note from björk: i am proud to announce finally the release of combined digital/cd and vinyl of vulnicura . it took us a while to gather all together into point after leak but here you are : i would like to thank all my team for their insane hard work and be up for some topsy turvy improv . 
MusicEMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL’S THE TRAVELING KIND OUT NOW ON NONESUCH
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s second duet album—The Traveling Kind, produced by Joe Henry—is out now on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the release, Harris and Crowell were featured in a live on-air performance on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, hosted by Elvis Costello. The duo is currently wrapping up a series of performances in the US before beginning their The Traveling Kind tour this fall, including dates in Alexandria, VA; New York; Toronto; and Boulder.
MusicFOLLOWING CRITICALLY-LAUDED SPRING TOUR, SUFJAN STEVENS CONFIRMS U.S. FALL DATES
Following a critically-lauded, national tour this spring, Sufjan Stevens is set to embark on a tour of the U.S. this fall, playing dates in Santa Barbara, Nashville, Atlanta and Miami. Tickets will be available Friday, July 24 via www.carrieandlowell.com
MusicTORO Y MOI TO TOUR NATIONWIDE THIS FALL
Continuing to celebrate the release of new album What For?, Toro y Moi will tour nationwide this fall. After a string of sold-out dates this spring and appearances this summer at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, FYF Fest and more, the band will be back on the road playing two nights in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Portland, OR; Athens, GA; Denver, CO and many more. Presale begins June 3 at http://toroymoi.com/shows/ with general on sale Friday, June 5.