On Lucero’s 10th studio album ‘All A Man Should Do‘ Ben Nichols delivers some of the most resonant lyrics he has ever written, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics. Musically the band introduces a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful. For the first time they put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of Big Star‘s ‘I’m in Love with a Girl‘ featuring Jody Stephens from Big Star singing back-up vocals. Limited edition ‘Bootleg’ copies of the album are available exclusively at indie record stores across the country, watch the behind the scenes pressing video here. Also available today is the vinyl version on JP Hoe’s new album ‘Hideaway’ and new singles from San Fermin, YACHT, and The Most Serene Republic.
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Listen To Title Track ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ Via Stereogum HERE
On November 13, 2015 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will release ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon‘ via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
Starting out in 2010 as a solid garage rock group, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard followed their collective muse wherever it chose to lead them. For their latest opus, ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon,’ they initially thought it was going to be filled with the darker, heavier material that the band has been playing live of late. But front man Stu Mackenzie soon decided that it was time to put aside the longer, more conceptual pieces and go in a completely new direction.
Listen To ‘Can’t You Hear Them Howl’ Via Noisey HERE
Pre-Order ‘All A Man Should Do’ Via iTunes HERE
Today, Lucero premiered a new track ‘Can’t You Hear Them Howl‘ off of their upcoming album ‘All A Man Should Do‘ which will be released on September 18 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
This new record contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more. ”I was 15 years old in 1989,” Nichols explained. “This record sounds like the record I wanted to make when I was 15. It just took 25 years of mistakes to get it done.”
Working with producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly) for a third time at Memphis’s Ardent Studios, the band felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them.
Listen To The Track ‘Most In The Summertime’ HERE
Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably Old 97′s) for the better part of 20 years, aka traveling from town to town for an entire generation. Thus he has definitely earned the right to title his latest solo album ‘The Traveler,’ which is out now.
A standout track from the album is ‘Most In The Summertime.’ A warm, bouncy song on the surface that has a darker undertone too. The song’s new video (directed by Max Nichols) has the same tones. Although ‘The Traveler’ was written and performed by Miller he also had some help, most notably by the members of Black Prairie, a band based in Portland that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with the Decemberists. Peter Buck of REM also added additional guitar work.
Amos Lee rolled into Red Rocks, Colorado in August 2014. He had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song but this concert in particular was something special. ‘Live At The Red Rocks’ captures his first headlining date at the legendary venue, backed by the Colorado Symphony with arrangements composed just for that evening. Memphis rockers Lucero release their newest single ‘Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles’ off their upcoming album ’All A Man Should Be.’ Check out their latest video here.
Order ‘Sound & Color’ Via iTunes HERE
Watch Their Recent Performance Of ‘Over My Head’ On The Tonight Show HERE
Alabama Shakes‘ have announced a headlining Canadian arena tour starting on September 23 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. They will follow that up with a stop in Ottawa on September 24 (TD Place) and Montreal on September 26 (MRCY Festival).
Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates *Canadian dates have been bolded
6/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury
6/27 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/28 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
7/1 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
7/4 – Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park
7/5 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeennes
7/8 – Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival Lucca
7/9 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
7/12 – Auchterarder, UK @ T In The Park
7/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/1 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
8/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
8/9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/19 – Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
9/23 – Toronto, ON @ The Air Canada Centre
9/24 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place
9/26 – Montreal, QC @ MRCY Festival
11/18 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Listen To New Track ‘Yellow Eyes’ Via NPR HERE
Pre-Order ‘Imaginary Man’ via iTunes HERE
Rayland Baxter will be releasing his anticipated new full-length album ‘Imaginary Man‘ on August 14 via MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records. Recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) and features Bucky Baxter on pedal steel as well as Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Sprit) on background vocals.
Great songwriters don’t come around that often. Amos is an exceptional artist, a true story teller, unique to his generation.” – Willie Nelson
Amos Lee is excited to announce his first-ever live album, ‘Live at Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony.‘ A one night only performance, the album features tracks from Lee’s entire discography and will be released on June 16th via MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records.
The acclaimed singer/songwriter released his self-titled debut in 2004 and followed it with the widely applauded ‘Supply and Demand‘ (2006) and ‘Last Days at the Lodge‘ (2008). But it was with 2011′s ‘Mission Bell‘ that debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and brought Amos to nationwide mainstream attention.
“I’ve been really lucky in my life and career to share stages with transcendent artists and heroes, but to be able to take the stage at Red Rocks and play to an incredible sold out audience with a world class orchestra, a really generous and soulful band, and beautifully crafted arrangements, was a mystical experience,” Lee said.
This summer, Lee will continue to uplift fans with his songs as he and David Gray co-headline a summer tour across the US. All upcoming dates are listed below.
6/16 – Vienna, VA (Washington, DC) – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
6/17 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
6/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/20 – Lewiston, NY (Buffalo) – Artpark
6/22 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheatre
6/23 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music Center at the Heights
6/24 – Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta) – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/26 – Whites Creek, TN (Nashville) – The Woods at Fontanel
6/27 – Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State Park
6/28 – Highland Park, IL (Chicago) – Ravinia Festival
7/1 – Morrison, CO (Denver) – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/3 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) – Verizon Theatre
7/4 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheatre
7/7 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
7/8 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
7/10 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
7/11 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
7/13 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/14 – Portland, OR – Edgefield – SOLD OUT
7/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
7/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Order ‘Sound & Color’ Via iTunes HERE
Alabama Shakes‘ sophomore album, ‘Sound & Color,’ debuts at No. 1 on SoundScan – the album – released by MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records – is also No. 1 in America and in the Top 10 in the U.K., Australia, Switzerland and Netherlands. ‘Sound & Color‘ was co-produced by the band and Blake Mills, it is the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ 2012 Gold-certified debut album, ‘Boys & Girls‘, which earned the group GRAMMY® nominations in three categories, including Best New Artist.
Iain Taylor, MapleCore‘s CEO, is thrilled – ”We are absolutely ecstatic about ‘Sound + Color‘ debuting at #1 on SoundScan! The album’s beauty, depth, and integrity makes nabbing the #1 spot even sweeter. On behalf of everyone at MapleMusic, our heartfelt congratulations to Alabama Shakes and the ATO team. We are proud to contribute to your success.”
Jon Salter, General Manager of ATO Records also shares in Canada’s excitement about the record reaching the number one position. “Congratulations to everyone on this phenomenal Alabama Shakes debut ! Absolutely remarkable team work. This is the first #1 album for ATO Records in its 15 years, so this is a defining moment. Congrats to the Canadian team!”
Sound & Color – the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls - demonstrates the tremendous strides made by the band. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction. See the Shakes live when they come up to Canada headlining Toronto’s Field Trip festival and hit the west coast for Squamish Valley Music Festival. San Fermin bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone wrote Jackrabbit by himself from start to finish, only to find that after a year testing the songs on the road the album wasn’t nearly finished. Ellis explains, “I went from being this isolated composer guy, out in the woods, to sitting in the back of a van with seven other members playing shows in rock clubs every night. When I got back, I revisited it all, ripped these holes in the middle of all the existing songs and added some new songs. I rethought everything I had been writing.” Watch the full band performing “Emily” and the “title track” live via their YouTube.
Pre-Order ‘Sound & Color’ Via iTunes HERE
Alabama Shakes will kick off the second leg of their North American tour on May 28 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. The run will include shows at Hall’s Island in Minneapolis, MN (May 30) and Toronto’s Field Trip Music & Art Festival (June 6). Opening acts will include Father John Misty, Strand of Oaks, and Courtney Barnett.
The GRAMMY®-nominated band will perform on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday, March 9, and play a sold-out, two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 11 and 12. They gave their new single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” its network television premiere on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. They also performed ”Gimme All Your Love,” another track from the band’s new album’Sound & Color’ which ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings will release on April 21.
New Releases – Brandi Carlile ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’, ‘Thomas D’Arcy ‘Fooled You Twice’ & Gill Landry ‘Gill Landry’
Brandi Carlile is making her MMR & ATO debut with The Firewatcher’s Daughter her first album since 2012′s Billboard Top 10 hit Bear Creek. Get an insider look at what inspired the songs and stories of the record with her curated Spotify playlist. Watch Brandi and her songwriting partners Tim and Phil Hanseroth (the twins) in the understated performance video for ‘The Eye’. Acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and one seventh of Old Crow Medicine Show, Gill Landry has released his self-titled solo record. Recorded in what he calls, “a ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville.” the album featuring contributions from songstress Laura Marling, guitarist Robert Ellis, trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford & Sons and Odessa Jorgensen who lends harmonies and fiddle to a number of tunes.