HIM has premiered their new music video, “Tears On Tape,” exclusively on AOL Music– WATCH HERE. The track, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Tears On Tape (Razor & Tie) – is available as part of the album pre-order on the iTunes Store HERE.“Tears On Tape” is the first official European single/video from the much-anticipated new album except in the UK/Ireland.
The video “Tears on Tape” was directed by Stefan Lindfors. Lindfors also directed HIM’s classic, award-winning “Funeral of Hearts” video 10 years ago.
Tears On Tape will be released on April 30th on Razor & Tie in the United States & Canada. The album will also be released on April 26th in Finland and April 29th in the U.K./Ireland, Germany and the rest of mainland Europe.
Tears on Tape is the Finnish rock band’s eighth official album and was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa and mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant).
HIM’s upcoming headline Tears On Tour run is close to selling-out with both Los Angeles shows (May 3rd – 4th), Chicago (May 8th), both New York City shows (May 10th – 11th) and Philadelphia (May 12th) already completely Sold-Out.
Formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s previous albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve platinum sales in the U.S. To date, HIM has sold a combined 1.75 million albums and over 1 million digital tracks in North America. HIM’s current lineup is Valo (Vocals), Linde (Guitars), Migé (Bass), Burton (Keyboards), and Gas (Drums).
HIM U.S. Tour Dates
May 3 – Los Angeles, CA- House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
May 4 – Los Angeles, CA- House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
May 5 – San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore
May 8- Chicago, IL – House Of Blues(SOLD OUT)
May 9 – Toronto Canada -Danforth Music Hall
May 10 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
May 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza(SOLD OUT)
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts (SOLD OUT)
Lil Wayne is rumored to be back in the hospital following severe seizures, stemming from a report coming out of the TMZ camp. He was rumored to be in a medically induced coma and administered his Last Rites.
Mack Maine from Young Money Entertainment has been addressing the situation from the scene, as well as shooting back at TMZ…
@mackmaine: Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love
@mackmaine: We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!
@mackmaine: @TMZ it’s certain shit you should not talk about or play with if u don’t kno what u talking bout….don’t deceive the fans or the people
@mackmaine: @TMZ and definitely don’t try to kill a man before his time….so from the bottom of my soul and on behalf of my fam……FUCK YOU
@mackmaine: @LilTunechi bout to send a tweet out to kill this and everyone can go back to what they were doing
UPDATE 9:28 PM:
Lil Wayne supposedly has tweeted:
@LilTunechi: I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
TMZ has continued to report, saying:
6:30 PM PT — Sources at the hospital tell us Wayne is still in critical condition in the ICU … but stabilizing.
We’re told the prognosis is uncertain.
Wayne is sleeping right now … which is odd, because he just tweeted saying he’s OK and thanking people for the prayers and love.
And from T.I.:
@Tip: Just holla’d @my Lil bruh Tunechi…& he skraight! TMZ some fuck-niggaz for reporting that hoe-ass-shit!!! That man daughter is like mines.
@Tip: That shit surely got his mama hurtin,his kids hurtin,& he got true to da game patnas like me & Othas who ready to RIDE bout all da fuck shit
In huge tech news…
After years of perhaps being the “best” reason to jailbreak your iPhone, Hackulous has decided to take down Installous. Installous was an app that was downloaded from Cydia, which allowed you to “try apps before you buy.” Others would call it piracy. There are other Cydia apps out there like AppCake which offer the same services, so all is not lost.
Did the pressure from Apple shut them down? Did someone get a massive payoff to shut down the service? We may never know, but devs are still working to jailbreak the iPhone 5 (which is an amazing phone BTW).
Here’s what the Hackulous Team had to say:
Goodnight, sweet prince.
We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.
With lots of love,
Barsuk Records is excited to release Menomena’s new album Moms, out today. The full album is currently streaming HERE. Moms is the Portland-based band’s fifth album, and their first as a duo. Next week, the band will begin their fall headlining tour, which features support from PVT. The tour will be followed by a European tour with support from Stacks, as well as an appearance at the revered All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the UK.
Early praise for Moms is rolling in, with Pitchfork proclaiming “Moms is without doubt the most aggressive record Menomena have ever made” and calling the lead single “Heavy Is As Heavy Does” “gloriously morose.” Rolling Stone likewise praised the track as “an emotive outburst of a song that expertly sidesteps melodrama – confessional rock thrills without the cheesy aftertaste.” Paste remarked that the record is “the most candid and personal Menomena release to date,” while Under the Radar called Menomena “one of the most well thought-out bands working today, never sacrificing structure or composition in the name of delivering a series of power chords.” Alarm declared that Moms “is arguably Menomena’s best effort to date.”
During the last decade, Menomena has become its own reference point. From hooks wrapped around plummeting baritone saxophone lines and nearly inhuman rhythms to serpentine lyrical frameworks and high-concept album art, Menomena has established a singular and unmistakable aesthetic. They embed magic and mystery within pop songs that have never sat still or taken the path of least pressure.
After 2010′s irrepressible and intricate Mines, Menomena co-founder Brent Knopf took his leave to focus on his solo project causing Justin Harris and Danny Seim – close friends since high school and now well into their second decade of making music together-to recast Menomena as a duo. They didn’t slow down; they actually sped up, writing, recording and releasing Moms with more focus and speed than ever before.
Harris and Seim didn’t invite loads of friends or collaborators to replace Knopf; they made these songs as a duo, intent on proving-directly to themselves, and by extension, to everyone else – that Menomena essentially remains the same brazen band responsible for Friend and Foe, Under an Hour and all the gut-punch, pop-ambition moments therein. They added new instruments, like flute, cello, more of Seim’s synthesizers and the tap-dancing that actually laces through the teasing-then-charging opus, “Don’t Mess with Latexas.” For the first time, Harris and Seim, who each contribute five songs here, talked about what they were writing, too. Seim explored the death of his mother when he was but a teenager, while Harris investigated the way his own family dynamic – a single mom, with a departed dad-left indelible impressions on everything he’s done since. The album’s pieces connect, then, addressing how people must rise to face or flee circumstances beyond their control. It’s perhaps the most appropriately imaginable prompt for a band whose last two years have depended upon their ability to explore, adapt and improve.
The result, Moms, is tragic and intimate, comic and endearing, personal and motivated. In 10 songs and just less than 50 minutes, Harris and Seim cast pop cascades into noise kaleidoscopes (“Baton”), chop and twist a melody until it becomes a big dance beat (“Capsule”), and build inescapable arrays of tension and texture that finally release (“Tantalus”). Opener “Plumage” couples its surge of energy with a cleverly playful study of sexuality, while “Pique” turns the same sort of impossible tessellated-rhythm tricks that have become a Menomena trademark.
At the close of it all, the slow strangle of “One Horse” arrives as the most poignant moment yet in Menomena’s catalogue, piano plinking and strings sliding beneath Seim’s existential evasion. It’s the perfect summary statement for Moms, an album that explores both a new vulnerability and resiliency within Menomena, a duo that’s taken change not as an excuse to opt out but instead as a catalyst for growth.
Menomena Tour Dates:
9/25 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA %
9/26 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA %
9/27 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA %
9/28 – Casbah – San Diego, CA %
9/29 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ %
10/2 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX %
10/3 – Parish – Austin, TX %
10/4 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX %
10/5 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA %
10/6 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA %
10/9 – Black Cat – Washington, DC %
10/10 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA %
10/11 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY %
10/12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY %
10/13 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA %
10/16 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC %
10/17 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON %
10/18 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH %
10/19 – Metro – Chicago, IL %
10/20 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN %
10/23 – Neurolux – Boise, ID %
10/25 – Biltmore – Vancouver, BC %
10/26 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA %
11/2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/23 – Captain’s Rest – Glasgow, UK
11/24 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
11/26 – Cargo – London, UK
11/28 – Point Ephemere – Paris, France &
11/29 – Laiterie – Strasbourg, France &
11/30 – Atomic Cafe – Munchen, Germany &
12/1 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany &
12/3 – Ubel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany &
12/4 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, Germany &
12/5 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands &
12/6 – Botanique Orangerie – Brussels, Belgium &
12/7-9 – All Tomorrow’s Parties – Minehead, UK
% – with PVT
& – with Stacks
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the dates for the 12th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Confirmed to take place June 13 – 16, 2013, the four-day festival will once again be held at the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. Special, limited ticket pre-sale information will be announced in November. A video announcing the 2013 dates was made exclusively for Bonnaroo featuring the incomparable Carrie The Dancing Merengue Dog. It can be viewed HERE. Bloggers feel free to post it.
After yet another unforgettable sell-out year in 2012 from what USA Today called “the godfather of American rock festivals,” Bonnaroo organizers are once again back to the drawing board, ensuring that next year’s event will have one of the most eclectic and striking lineups as well as the most diverse selection of entertainment options of any festival in the country. The breadth of the programming is consistently innovative and has become one of the key signature aspects of this legendary festival, whose uniquely open minded yet discerning and passionate community thrives on its intelligent diversity.
In 2012, Bonnaroo continued its long-history of making a strong impact on the American music industry. Rolling Stone said that the festival always makes good on its “surreal surprises,” while Billboard called it “a major music event,” and a “rite of passage” for bands. The Huffington Post declared “the festival gets better every year,” while Pitchfork said it “lends itself to discovery of the new.” Jay-Z’s website. Life and Times, hailed, “Of all the major North American summer festivals, Bonnaroo always manages to stand apart.”
The festival is also now a major force in the comedy world, as it has featured some of today’s best talent and is now considered to be an essential play for every comedian both established and on the rise.
Until fans arrive back in Manchester, the next best thing to being there is the unprecedented online experience at the festival’s YouTube channel, Bonnaroo 365, where fans can tap into the Bonnaroo spirit all year long. From Jack White’s stunning surprise performance in the woods at Outside Lands to exclusive intimate performances backstage at Bonnaroo known as “The Hay Bale Sessions” (FUN. Hay Bale Session can be seen HERE). From fans connecting directly with superstars like Fun. and Big Boi via “Fan Chat” to hearing incredible musicians like Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, “Tellin Stories” about the nerves before a first performance with Springsteen, Bonnaroo 365 is the destination for music performances and discoveries.
Like Bonnaroo, Bonnaroo 365 is a home for great comedy as well. Watch Rhys Darby prep Ben Folds Five for their set HERE.
And this October, Bonnaroo 365 will take you backstage with D’Angelo for a four-part series on the most talked-about concert of the year – The Bonnaroo 2012 SuperJam; the show where D’angelo made his incredible surprise comeback performance, his first on US soil in 12 years, at an all-star show curated and led by ?uestlove from The Roots.
Bonnaroo 365 features original programming created and curated by the festival producers and is a partnership between Bonnaroo and YouTube.
As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, broo’ers festival, silent disco, salon, sustainable gardening lessons, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality food and craft vendors.
The Bonnaroo 2013 line up will be announced in February.
Moogfest 2012 is proud to announce some new additions to this year’s line-up, featuring experimental rap outfit Death Grips, one of 2012′s most exciting and brazen acts. In addition Moogfest welcomes Andy Stott, a much lauded UK dub techno DJ/producer, whose two 2011 albums Passed Me By and We Stay Together were high water marks for the genre.
Also joining the lineup is acclaimed composer and pianist Harold Budd. Budd is a deeply influential artist working at the forefront of ambient and drone music. Throughout his 50+-year career, he’s collaborated with the likes of Brian Eno, the Cocteau Twins and Robin Guthrie. For Moogfest, Budd will perform with bassist Keith Lowe, who was worked with David Sylvain, Fiona Apple, BRAD (featuring Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard) and of course, Harold Budd. The two will be performing a set entitled “These Old Love Songs,” a selection of works from Budd’s extensive discography.
The third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, is taking place Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 in beautiful Asheville, NC, the city Bob Moog called home.
Weekend GA and VIP passes, daily GA tickets and travel packages for Moogfest 2012 are currently on sale exclusively at www.moogfest.com.
Visit www.moogfest.com for more information on this year’s event.
MOOGFEST 2012 LINEUP
Explosions in the Sky
The Magnetic Fields
GZA presents Liquid Swords
Pantha Du Prince
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
Mouse on Mars
Prefuse 73 with Teebs
Morton Subotnick presents From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur
Bear in Heaven
Harold Budd with Keith Lowe*
Buke & Gase
Wick-It the Instigator
Moogfest is produced in conjunction with Moog Music and the City of Asheville and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation.
Check out Ty Segall’s new video for his single, “The Hill,” released last week on Drag City. Watch it below and via NPR Music, where it premiered earlier this morning, and relive the dominance of “The Hill” featuring Thee Oh Sees’ Brigid Dawson, alongside the man and video creator, himself. “The Hill” video serves to remind that Twins, the megaship from which “The Hill” originates, is all the way out on October 9th, and that Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees kick off a North American tour this week! No matter which way you slice his sides, Ty Segall simply sprouts new records like Hydra heads, faster than you can burn the stumps! Twins, though, Twins is a whole new beast, the likes of which you’ve yet not faced; please, be on the lookout as the beast rumbles towards you! With new Ty Segall albums suddenly appearing and destroying your mind, and a dense new batch of jams to look forward to, tickets for these upcoming shows are sure to be sold out everywhere Ty plays.
WATCH TY SEGALL’S “THE HILL” VIDEO:
WATCH TY SEGALL’S “THE HILL” VIDEO AT NPR MUSIC:
Stream/share/post Ty Segall’s “The Hill”:
Ty Segall’s Twins pre-order: http://www.dragcity.com/products/twins
“The Hill” 7″ & digital single purchase link: http://www.dragcity.com/products/the-hill
Download hi-res jpegs of Ty Segall & album art [login USER: press, password: presto!]: http://bit.ly/hMlSfv
TY SEGALL TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)
Tue. Sep. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Café w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 27 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House Parking Lot
Fri. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium [2ND SHOW ADDED]
Sat. Sep. 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Sep. 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Wed. Nov. 7 – London, UK @ The Garage
Thu. Nov. 8 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institut
Fri. Nov. 9 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Sat. Nov. 10 – Athens, GR @ An Club
Mon. Nov. 12 – Lyon, FR @ Clacson
Tue. Nov. 13 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune des Pirates + K-Holes
Wed. Nov. 14 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipote
Thu. Nov. 15 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
Fri. Nov. 16 – Metz, FR @ Les Trinitaires
Sat. Nov. 17 – Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
Sun. Nov. 18 – Bourg en Bresse, FR @ La Tannerie
Mon. Nov. 19 – Milano, IT @ Low File
Tue. Nov. 20 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
Wed. Nov. 21 – Nïmes, FR @ La Paloma
Thu. Nov. 22 – San Sebastian, ES @ Gazteszena
Fri. Nov. 23 – La Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Le Fuzz’Yon
Sat. Nov. 24 – Paris, FR @ BB Mix Fest
Mon. Nov. 26 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Exit 07
Tue. Nov. 27 – Kortrijk, BE @ DE Kreun
Wed. Nov. 28 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
Thu. Nov. 29 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Fri. Nov. 30 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210
Sat. Dec. 1 – Koln, DE @ Mini Fest
Sun. Dec. 2 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival
Tue. Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Wed. Dec. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf
Thu. Dec. 13 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sat. Dec. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Ty Segall online:
“You Make The Sun Fry” (Drag City Limits) video: http://vimeo.com/43842912
“Where Your Head Goes” video: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/ty-segall/videos/105
“Goodbye Bread” video: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/ty-segall/videos/97
On October 22nd, The Sword will release their fourth album, Apocryphon. Being huge fans of comic book art, the band was thrilled to have award winning author, illustrator, and designer J.H. Williams III (DC Comics Batwoman, Batman, Promethea) design the entire album package.
Apocryphon is a 10 track album featuring the following songs:
Veil of Isis
Cloak of Feathers
The Hidden Masters
Hawks and Serpents
Eyes Of the Stormwitch
The album will be released on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe Digipak, Digital, Picture Disc Vinyl, Colored Vinyl and Cassette. Apocryphon is available starting today for pre-order in the following packages at Swordofdoom.com:
CD, digital download, 24×36 poster
Lava Orange Vinyl, digital download
Picture Disc Vinyl, digital download
CD, digital download, 24×36 poster, Baseball T
CD, digital download, 24×36 poster, Woman T
Lava Orange Vinyl, digital download, 24×36 poster, Baseball T
Lava Orange Vinyl, digital download, 24×36 poster, Woman T
Picture Disc Vinyl, digital download, 24×36 poster, Baseball T
Picture Disc Vinyl, digital download, 24×36 poster, Woman T
Ultimate (Limited to 200)
CD, picture disc vinyl, digital download, autographed 18×24 lithograph, both shirts, cassette
For all information on The Sword, go to:
Adult Swim Announces North American Tour for DETHKLOK with MACHINE HEAD, ALL THAT REMAINS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Adult Swim announced today that Dethklok will hit the road this fall in the upcoming headline tour with All That Remains, Machine Head, and special guest The Black Dahlia Murder. Kicking off on October 30 in Norfolk, VA, the tour featuring the band from the Metalocalypse animated series will make more than 30 stops throughout the United States and Canada before coming to an end in Atlanta, GA. For ticket information please visit www.adultswim.com/dethtour. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
As in tours past, bringing Dethklok to life on stage will be Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small on guitar and lead vocals, legendary drummer Gene Hoglan, bass guitarist Bryan Beller and guitarist Mike Keneally. This line-up of talented musicians will be joined by Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Pickles and Toki Wartooth in all-new animation from Titmouse Studios that will play behind the live musicians.
In addition to news of this fall tour, Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records premiered today the new music video for ‘I Ejaculate Fire,’ the first single off of the band’s upcoming album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, which is available for viewing at Spin.com now. The single appears as the opening track on the album and is available for download in the iTunes® store right now.
Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III will be released on October 16 in a variety of formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which will include a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Dethalbum III, as well as music videos and more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will also be released on November 6, 2012.
With The Black Dahlia Murder as the openers, and Machine Head and All That Remains alternating direct support positions in the line-up in each city, the Dethklok North American headliner tour includes the following stops:
10/30/2012 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/31/2012 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/2/2012 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
11/3/2012 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/4/2012 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/5/2012 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/7/2012 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/8/2012 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/9/2012 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/10/2012 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
11/11/2012 Grand Rapids, MI @Orbit Room
11/13/2012 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/14/2012 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/15/2012 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
11/16/2012 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17/2012 Kansas City, MO @ Midland
11/18/2012 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/20/2012 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
11/21/2012 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23/2012 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24/2012 Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/26/2012 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27/2012 Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/28/2012 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/30/2012 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/1/2012 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
12/2/2012 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/4/2012 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/6/2012 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
12/7/2012 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8/2012 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
On November 20th EMI will release a 2012 version of Massive Attack’s classic Blue Lines album, remixed and remastered from the original tapes at the band’s studios in Bristol.
Originally released in April 1991 on the Circa imprint via Virgin Records, Blue Lines was an unprecedented mixture of breakbeats, sampling and live instrumentation with vocal styles ranging from soulful female to gritty rapping. With influences as diverse as soul, punk, reggae, dub, lover’s rock, electro and hip hop, Blue Lines was truly groundbreaking, and remains one of the most unique and influential British albums ever made.
From the first track, the ominous and bass-heavy Safe From Harm, to the insouciant British rapping on Five Man Army and title track Blue Lines, through the album’s best-known track and stone-cold classic Unfinished Sympathy, and Horace Andy and Neneh Cherry’s sweet vocals on album closer Hymn Of The Big Wheel as well as the album’s distinctive sleeve (which was designed by the band’s D), Blue Lines perfectly distilled all the band’s influences into a unique sound and aesthetic that redefined the musical landscape worldwide and reverberates throughout it to this day.
The 2012 Remix/Master will be available on a single CD format, standard and high resolution digital downloads, and as a Deluxe Box which will contain the CD, DVD with 96K/24 bit high resolution audio files, the album split over two 180g vinyl LPs and the original 24″ x 18″ Blue Lines promo poster. Both will be packaged in 5″ and 12″ card mailers, respectively, with the album’s artwork screen-printed per the original release.
Safe From Harm
Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
Five Man Army
Hymn Of The Big Wheel
A1. Safe From Harm
A2. One Love
A3. Blue Lines
B1. Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
B2. Five Man Army
C1. Unfinished Sympathy
D2. Hymn Of The Big Wheel
Blue Lines: 2012 Mix/Master is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Dollar.
Massive Attack are currently working on a new record in Bristol.