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Volcano Emits Acid-washed Afrobeat on "The Island" (premiere)

None As San Diego group Volcano's upcoming record The Island unfolds, it tells a tale, one of chaotic wilderness, of man versus nature, of a fictional uncharted island hiding a host of secrets. The story is an intriguing one - and so is the music of its title track, acid-drenched, Afrobeat-inspired, and oozing with energy."'The Island' was the tune that helped us realize the overall tone of the record," says guitarist Zach Oakley, who describes lead vocalist and keyboardist Gabe Messer's initia...
Tags: Music, Rock, San Diego, Volcano, Island, Premiere, Oakley, Matt Oakley, Afrobeat, Psychedelic Rock, Zach Oakley, Gabe Messer, Ake Arndt, Billy Ellsworth

Conny Ochs Gets Contemplative With "Dark Tower" (premiere)

Conny Ochs' new LP Doom Folk arrives on 15 February via Exile on Mainstream on LP, CD, and digital formats. The album may be ordered in the U.S. now, as well as internationally. It proves a fine way for Exile on Mainstream to usher in its 20th anniversary and a fine example of Ochs' prowess as a writer and performer. In addition to writing the material, he performs all instruments on the record, including bass, drums, percussion, guitars, organs and, of course, singing.Joining him in the vid...
Tags: Music, Metal, Berlin, Rock, Frankfurt, Prague, Treviso, Premiere, Dresden, Mainz, Darmstadt, Parma, Leipzig, Chris, Weimar, Lecco

'Future Ruins' Shows Swervedriver Are Still Making Their Own Breakthroughs

None "We are ruled by fools / These are future ruins / That the king is insane / Is now old news." Swervedriver would like to welcome you to 2019; meet the new year, same as the old year.There is more to the title track of Future Ruins than a mood of angry resignation or resigned anger. There is also a considerable amount of open space for a band originally built around a full-throttle ethos; so there is more of less, then. A constant ghostly echo in the background of "Future Ruins" fills in th...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, US, Rock, Music Review, Alternative Rock, Franklin, Thames Valley, Adam Franklin, Dangerbird Records, Shoegaze, Swervedriver, Mikey Jones, Mary Winter, Slowdive Swervedriver

American Gods Season 2 Trailer: Prepare to Worship

BEGIN SLIDESHOW American Gods season 2 trailer: Prepare to worship Starz has released the full American Gods season 2 trailer, offering plenty of new footage from the highly anticipated sophomore season. Check it out in the player below and look for the series to return on Sunday, March 10. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]};
Tags: TV, Movies, America, Rock, House, Starz, Kristin Chenoweth, Nancy, Laura, Crispin Glover, Cairo Illinois, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, ComingSoon, American Gods, Laura Moon

The sound of 2019 starts here with Soot Sprite

We’re kicking off the first session of 2019 with this insatiably delicious session from Soot Sprite. The Exeter based shoegazers have got us hungry for more with their first track Not Twisting. Prepare to be blown away when you watch the first of 3 videos releasing throughout the week. 2019 is shaping up to be a killer year when it starts with magic like this. Find more ‘Soot Sprite’ Facebook  Spotify Follow RouteNote Sessions Facebook  Spotify YouTube The post The ...
Tags: Music, Band, Rock, Indie, Live Music, Sound, Guitar, Exeter, Independent, Routenote, Sessions, Session, 2019, RouteNote Music, Shoegaze, Up And Coming

Karen O + Danger Mouse: Woman

In conjunction with news of forthcoming joint album Prima Lux, Karen O and Danger Mouse share a raucous track titled “Woman.” An infectious, drum-driven pulse anchors the tune. Karen O shines, as always, but it’s a delightful blend of both artists—bringing out the best of their sonic evolutions. Prima Lux is set for a 15 March release, via BMG.
Tags: Music, Design, Rock, Karen O, Culture, Alternative, Bmg, Listenup, New Music, Danger Mouse, Drums, Prima Lux, Prima Lux Karen O

Lost Under Heaven Survive an Artistically Indifferent World on 'Love Hates What You Become'

English duo Lost Under Heaven's second album Love Hates What You Become takes form as a dynamic and divergent set of lyrical and stylistic turns between Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts. The duo's art-rock ethos and industrial-tinged instrumentation playfully back his screeching vocals as much as her range between yearning and mourning. Performances and delivery by both vocalists coalesce with powerful instrumentation to create an atmospheric and emotional background in Love Hates What Y...
Tags: Music, Review, Los Angeles, Rock, Amsterdam, Manchester, Music Review, Charlottesville, John Congleton, Ellery James Roberts, Ellery, Ebony Hoorn, Hoorn, Lost Under Heaven, Ellery Influences, Nine Inch Nails and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Watch Miley Cyrus belt out Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" at Chris Cornell tribute

At last night's "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" concert in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus belted out Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" backed up by Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Josh Freese and Brendan O'Brien. By all accounts, Cyrus's surprisingly fierce performance was a highlight of an incredible and emotional evening. (via Billboard) View this post on Instagram Say Hello to Heaven... h...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Los Angeles, Rock, Miley Cyrus, Chris, Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Cyrus, Brendan O Brien, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Josh Freese

David Bazan Rises Like a 'Phoenix' with Pedro the Lion

From the whispery indie rock of 1998 debut It's Hard to Find a Friend, David Bazan has always been the true orchestrator of three-piece rock outfit Pedro the Lion, arranging and playing the majority of guitar, drums, and bass while he narrates his life stories and intimate thoughts on religion, politics, and everything in between. However, around 2006, Bazan became insecure about his unconventional creative process of writing parts and finding bandmates to play it with him, leading to a shed...
Tags: Music, Review, Rock, Music Review, Pedro, Devil, Phoenix, Samuel, Alternative Rock, Springsteen, BazAn, David Bazan, Indie Rock, Polyvinyl Records, Ebenezer Scrooge, Pedro The Lion

Divine Weeks Remind Us of the Communal Power of Music on 'We're All We Have'

None For a brief period in the early 1990s, Divine Weeks were one of the most promising bands in L.A. with a fan base that grew with every explosive live performance and a debut record produced with assistance from the Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn. Bill See's soaring vocal range and Raj Makwana's guitar pyrotechnics elicited comparisons to Bono and the Edge. Wearing their sincerities proudly on their sleeves, the U2 references were justified and well-earned. Unfortunately, the timing just wasn'...
Tags: Music, Review, Bono, Rock, Music Review, Alternative Rock, Don, Dream Syndicate, Divine weeks, Communal Power of Music, Steve Wynn Bill See, Raj Makwana

Mongolian throat singing gets metal as f**k in this killer track

Can we all agree that Mongolian throat singing (also called Tuvan throat singing, Khoomei, Hooliin Chor) is super cool? Good, because it is. The Hu are a Mongoloian Hunnu rock band that combines the ancient and beautiful art of throat singing with fat, heavy riffs for something like you’ve never heard before and it’s WICKED. The post Mongolian throat singing gets metal as f**k in this killer track appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Metal, Rock, Fun, Mongolia, Listen To This, Mongolian, Throat Singing, The HU, Yuve Yuve Yu, Khoomei Hooliin Chor

Hunt Sales Sings About Love, Hate in "Angel of Darkness" (premiere + interview)

None Hunt Sales returns with a new album, Get Your Shit Together, on January 25 via Big Legal Mess through Fat Possum. The album, released under the name Hunt Sales Memorial, may be pre-ordered now. In addition to work with Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop (he provides the unmistakable intro to "Lust For Life"), Sales was a founding member of Tin Machine with his brother Tony, David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels. He has also worked with Lowell Fulson, Bootsy Collins, Los Super Seven and has fronted a vari...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Interview, America, Rock, Austin, New Orleans, Tigers, Art Blakey, Premiere, Memphis, Iggy, Motorhead, Compton, Todd Rundgren

Styx kicks off City National Grove of Anaheim’s 20th anniversary celebration

On Sept. 4, 1999, rock band Styx became the first group to grace the stage at City National Grove of Anaheim, then known as The Sun Theatre. The yellow and tan-colored, multi-use entertainment venue, located off Katella Avenue in between Disneyland and Honda Center, is easy to spot with its giant branded water tower. The building along the northern edge of the Angel Stadium parking lot had briefly served as an awards show-themed restaurant, Tinseltown Studios, in 1998 but the concept failed to t...
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Rock, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Wu Tang, Disneyland, Stevie Nicks

Nick Waterhouse: Song For Winners

With the same energy and growl he’s become known for, Nick Waterhouse returns with “Song For Winners.” Accompanying the track is the announcement of a self-titled LP coming 8 March on Innovative Leisure and a US tour. This tune in particular—with crackling drums and frustrated vocals—is accentuated by its ending: almost a full minute breakdown featuring drums, saxophone and electric guitar.
Tags: Music, Design, US, Rock, Soul, Culture, NICK, Horns, Listenup, New Music, Nick Waterhouse

'Springsteen on Broadway' Is Springsteen Fully Owning the Myth of the Working Class Hero

None The greatest rock and roll prognosticators of January 1973 probably would never have guessed how Bruce Springsteen was going to spend October 2017 through mid-December 2018. Of course, music scribes of that era were rarely prone to consider the potential scope of their fields of interest because that land was just being planted with bouquets of Berry, blankets of Beatles, rivers of Rolling Stones, avalanches of Animals, and dozens of Dylans crawling up from the depths just waiting for ...
Tags: Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Review, Woody Guthrie, Barack Obama, Rock, Bob Dylan, New Jersey, Broadway, Marlon Brando, John Kerry, Music Review, Jay, Elvis, James Dean

Big Brother & The Holding Company Find 'Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills'

None Fifty years ago, Big Brother & The Holding Company with lead singer Janis Joplin released their seminal record Cheap Thrills. The album was a runaway success and made Joplin a star because of her earthshaking renditions of such songs as George and Ira Gershwin's "Summertime", Big Mama Thornton's "Ball and Chain", and Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns' "Piece of My Heart". That music is still available today for streaming or purchase at many sites. This is something different.To celebrate the an...
Tags: Music, Review, San Francisco, Rock, Janis Joplin, Music Review, Mary, George, Joplin, Thornton, Janis, Jerry Ragovoy, Ira Gershwin, Bert Berns, Columbia Legacy Recordings, Blues Rock

The High Strung Release a Jubilant Song as Singer Reflects on Success of 'Bird Box' Adaptation

None The new year is off to an auspicious start for the High Strung and one of their novelist singers. Quiet Riots, the Detroit indie rock royalty's eighth studio album, is on the cusp of release, prefaced by a DIY video for energetic lead single "If You Wanna Roll". In conjunction with that, the recently released film adaptation of singer-songwriter Josh Malerman's debut novel Bird Box is all the rage, with the Internet going mad over the Sandra Bullock-starring apocalyptic horror narrativ...
Tags: Music, Interview, La, Earth, Rock, Netflix, Bob Dylan, Sandra Bullock, Michigan, Detroit, Premiere, Mark, Johnny Cash, Upper Peninsula, Allison, Bullock

Jungle’s new album ‘For Ever’ is solid gold

Jungle’s new album ‘For Ever’ is inspiring, creative and a complete masterpiece with hints of soul and funk mixed with a modern style and technique. Jungle have completely smashed it out the park yet again with there new album ‘For Ever’. I waited with eager ears to hear this new album a few months back and now after listening to the whole album time and time again I just cant get over the feeling that I only get with Jungle, the feeling of pure musical brilliance. When Jungle released there...
Tags: Music, Disco, Review, Band, California, La, New, Rock, Soul, House, Fifa, R&B, Jungle, Casio, Funk, Music Reviews

John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Imagine / Gimme Some Truth

None From the time they met through at least the mid 1970s, John Lennon and Yoko Ono fancied themselves avant-garde artists, creators, influencers, and public icons. They certainly had a case, and part of the evidence for that is Imagine, the "video album" the pair made to accompany John's Imagine LP and Yoko's Fly LP, both released in 1971. The film came out the following year and is being included on this revamped video edition along with Gimme Some Truth, Andrew Solt's 2000 television docume...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, John Lennon, Rock, Pop, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Miles Davis, John, Music Review, Lennon, Phil Spector, Film Review, Don, Harrison

Paul Kelly: Interviewing an Australian Icon

None If you're not from Australasia, you might have heard of Paul Kelly. You might not have. He's toured overseas extensively, yes, though as he tells us, "when we tour America, we play in little clubs. I love that." It's not surprising that discrete, hole-in-the-wall venues suit Mr. Kelly. Despite a career spanning four decades, he has none of the arrogance that is seemingly required for international stadium tours. So perhaps it stands to reason that those north of the equator may not be ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Australia, America, Rock, Mick Jagger, Dylan Thomas, Kate, Gravy, Memphis, Alice, Australasia, Sylvia Plath, Paul Kelly, Kelly

2018 On-Demand Music Streams +42%, Paid Streams +50% In Q4 [BuzzAngle Music]

On-demand audio streams set a record high of 534.6 billion in the US in 2018, up 42% over the previous year, according to the BuzzAngle Music Industry Year End Report.  But the best news for artists and labels came thanks to 50% growth in streams by paid subscribers. Those 157.4 billion higher paying subscription streams now account for 85% of all on-demand audio, according to the respected music data monitoring service. Competing formats continued their rapid decline.    In 2018, was ...
Tags: Music, US, Urban, Rock, Drake, Bruce Houghton

Pow! The superhot WAXX will keep you warm this January

WAXX are the hottest drum & bass duo since Royal Blood and they know how to rock! Combining raucous fat riffs with sexy pop hooks Pixie and Bubz know how to melt some faces whilst leaving you weak at the knees. Let WAXX help you forget that it’s another few weeks until the return of RouteNote sessions and get your fill of this MAJOR session now! Find more ‘WAXX’ Facebook Spotify Follow RouteNote Sessions Facebook  Spotify YouTube The post Pow! The superhot WAXX will keep ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Band, Rock, Play, Pop, Live, Artists, Indie, Musicians, Cornwall, Talent, Duo, Bass, Peaches, Artist

On Comedy: Best Comedy of 2018

Chris Rock made a comeback, Michelle Wolf made Washington nervous, and Hannah Gadsby changed the comedy landscape.
Tags: Television, News, Washington, Rock, John, Ellen, Chris Rock, Chris, James, Wolf, Michelle, Cohen, Kyle, Adam, Higgins, HANNAH

The Raconteurs: Now That You’re Gone

Back with their first transmission in 10 years, The Raconteurs—a band comprised of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler—have released a pair of singles that will appear on their currently untitled 2019 album. Their reunion was announced earlier this year, but the singles—”Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone”—are proof the plan is still in motion. The latter of the two—both of which …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Culture, Jack White, Listenup, New Music, Third Man Records, Raconteurs, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, The Raconteurs, Jack White Brendan Benson Jack Lawrence

Listen to the deeply weird rock covers on the mysterious "Woodstock Al" cassette

This is "Woodstock Al #6," a strange and fascinating DIY cassette of covers by an unidentified artist. In 2000, a fellow named Jim Fletcher sent the cassette to legendary WFMU personality and music historian Irwin Chusid. From Mei Clover who posted the audio to YouTube for posterity: This is a tape filled with strange, distorded guitar noodling, barely audible vocals, out-of-rhythym drums, and songs just barely recognisable to what they're supposed to be. You've never heard something like th...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Rock, Covers, WFMU, Cassettes, Outsider Music, Jim Fletcher, Woodstock Al, Irwin Chusid From Mei Clover

R.E.M. at the BBC Podcast Series - Part 1 (premiere)

None Recently PopMatters reviewed R.E.M.'s live recordings from the BBC, which Craft Recordings gathered together in a glorious set that made our list of the 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018. Kevin Korber wrote, "what's striking is how the collection shows an appreciation for R.E.M.'s unheralded later material, which had a more receptive audience in Europe than it did in the U.S. Hearing the band play stately, beautiful renditions of 'Imitation of Life' and 'At My Most Beautiful' to a rapt audie...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Music, England, Bruce Springsteen, France, America, Georgia, Bbc, Rock, Athens, John Peel, Premiere, Peter, Alternative Rock, Peter Buck

L I P S joined us for a very special session that you need to see

L I P S have been doing amazing things this year and have earned loads of love from the BBC, Spotify and listeners around the world. We wanted to do something a bit special with L I P S. The video features footage from singer Rachel’s childhood to complement their amazing track Sunken in a unique and amazing way.  This is the first video of an amazing session with L I P S and you do not want to miss hearing this. Find more ‘L I P S’ Facebook Follow RouteNote Sessions Facebook...
Tags: Music, Band, Rock, Pop, Live, Indie, Vintage, Guitar, Alternative, Dream, Independent, Routenote, Fuzz, Rachel, Falmouth, Vibes

Kid Rock Saved Christmas, Paying Off All 350 Layaway Accounts At A Tennessee Walmart

You may disagree with his Trumpian politics, but someone’s holding a parade somewhere for Kid Rock, after the "$20 Concert Tour" rocker paid off all 350 layaway accounts at a Tennessee Walmart. Rock, who said he was following the lead of Tyler Perry, Paid off accounts to the tune of $81,000, a story manager told The Tennessean. Perry tweeted Thursday that he had paid off the layaway accounts at two Georgia Walmarts. Perry’s gesture was apparently meant to be a little less splashy, saying...
Tags: Music, Walmart, Rock, Nashville, Meyer, Tyler Perry, Bruce Houghton, Perry, Oakland Calif, Kid Rock, Tom Meyer, Robert Ritchie, Tennessee Walmart, Tennessee Walmart Rock, The Tennessean Perry, Georgia Walmarts Perry

Winter Mountain’s beautiful live session will keep you warm this winter

We got Joe and Sam from Winter Mountain in to offer up their soul and spirit in one of the most gorgeous sessions we’ve had at RouteNote. The full session is below and will be your perfect start to December. Find more ‘Winter Mountain’ Facebook  Spotify Follow RouteNote Sessions Facebook  Spotify YouTube The post Winter Mountain’s beautiful live session will keep you warm this winter appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Winter, Youtube, Rock, Pop, Live, Soul, Sam, December, Guitar, Folk, Joe, Acoustic, Routenote, Sessions, Winter Mountain