Upcoming Releases

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Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics is set to release the cast album of The Light Princess, on October 9. The Light Princess is Tori Amos’ first musical, which debuted to great critical acclaim at the National Theatre in 2013. The album features the original London cast, recorded entirely under studio conditions and, as a special bonus, will include two songs from the musical performed by Tori herself for the very first time. This 2 CD set comes in a beautiful digipack with a booklet including the complete lyrics and photos from the London production.
Offering fans a glimpse into the world of The Light Princess, “
Althea” is now available tostream.
The anticipated cast recording shines a light on Tori Amos’ distinctive and powerful songwriting, with music and lyrics by Tori Amos, book and lyrics by Samuel Adamsonand based on a 19th century fairy tale by George Macdonald. Amos weaves her delicately crafted music throughout the narrative, with Adamson poignantly telling the story of a young woman facing her fears. The Light Princess is the next chapter in Amos’ trailblazing career.  
“The Light Princess” is Althea; the character loses her mother at the age of six. In an opposing kingdom, a young prince, Digby, also sees his mother die. Digby becomes so solemn that he never smiles. In contrast, Althea becomes so light with grief that she floats into the air where she never cries. She is shunned by her kingdom and locked away in her father’s castle.
One day, Digby declares war and Althea is forced out of confinement. She defies her father and escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince. Beside a lake, the warring heirs begin a passionate and illicit affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first confront the world’s darkness and face her deepest fears.
The role of Althea is sung by Rosalie Craig, praised by The New York Times who stated,“In its leading lady, Rosalie Craig, a star is born.” Craig received an Evening Standard Award and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her moving performance. She can be heard on the cast album alongside the rest of the original cast including Nick Hendrix, Amy Booth-Steel, Kane Oliver Parry, Hal Fowler and Clive Rowe, among others. The album is produced by Amos and features Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by long time Amos contributor John Philip Shenale, as well as vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe.
Amos and Adamson take this fairytale about grief, rebellion and love and create a one-of-a-kind musical that has been embraced by audiences and critics alike.

Tori Amos
Tori Amos is a multi Grammy-nominated singer/composer/pianist who has sold over 12 million albums. Her expansive catalogue of 14 landmark records includes her 1992 iconic debut Little Earthquakes as well favorites Under The PinkBoys For Pele, Scarlett’s Walkand more. Her last and most recent album Unrepentant Geraldines (released in 2014 on Mercury Classics/UMC) debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it her 8th studio album to chart in the top 10 in its first week of release.  Unrepentant Geraldines was a commercial and critical success, and heralded as some of Tori’s best work over the last 20 years according to NPR.  
A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download.  She has produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career, taking risks both musically and visually.  Renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her tours are consistently critically and commercially successful, with an ever-evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.
Samuel Adamson

Samuel Adamson’s work at the National Theatre includes Southwark Fair, a new version of Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community, and Mrs Affleck (from Ibsen’s Little Eyolf), as well asFrank & Ferdinand for National Theatre Connections. 
Other plays and adaptations include: Running Wild (from Michael Morpurgo’s novel, Chichester Festival Theatre), Gabriel (Shakespeare’s Globe), All About My Mother (from Pedro Almodóvar’s film, Old Vic), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Fish and Company (Soho Theatre/National Youth Theatre), Clocks and Whistles (Bush Theatre and New York), Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie (Bush/Channel 4), Grace Note (Peter Hall Company/Old Vic), Some Kind of Bliss (Trafalgar Studios and Brits Off Broadway, New York), Tomorrow Week (BBC Radio 3); as well as original contributions to Hoard Festival(New Vic, Stoke), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic), A Chain Play (Almeida), Urban Scrawl (Theatre 503/TheatreVoice) and Decade (Headlong). Versions include: Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Cherry Orchard (Oxford Stage Company/Riverside Studios),Three Sisters (OSC tour and West End), Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (Southwark Playhouse), Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi (Dumbfounded/Arcola Theatre; also BBC Radio 3), Bernhard Studlar’s Transdanubia Dreaming (National Theatre Studio) and Ostrovsky’s Larisa and the Merchants (InSite Performance/Arcola). He is Artistic Associate on the Tony award-winning stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (New York, Toronto and US, Australian and UK tours).
Film includes Running for River (Directional Studios/Krug). His plays are published by Faber and Faber.

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Minneapolis based four-piece, Little Fevers, is set to release their debut full-length album Field Trip on October 9th. Recorded with Matt Boynton (Beirut, MGMT) and mastered by David Gardner (Black Lips), Little Fevers’ debut is a sweet and crunchy amalgamation of pop-rock driven by front woman Lucy Michelle’s spellbinding vocals.  Joined byEamonn McLain (Bass), Geoff Freeman (drums/guitar) and Ashley Bowman (synth),Field Trip is a record that shimmers with a distinct, playful and strikingly deep vision.
Album opener “
Can’t Get Enough” is an undeniably infectious track featuring reverb-drenched guitar textures, dreamy vocals, and a formidable baseline. Led by bouncing guitar licks, “Apple Tree” radiates a beach-y feel and features vocals so irresistibly melodic and rich that they act as a wind instrument themselves. The four-piece effortlessly pivot to a more soulful feel on “Make It Easy” which recalls a 70s flecked twang.
Can’t Get Enough” premiered today with PAPER.
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Little Fevers’ debut LP Field Trip is vibrant and widely accessible with an effervescent warmth sure to keep listeners cozy as the winter months loom in the horizon. In celebration of the new album, the band is set for a fall tour with dates including New York, Chicago, and more.  Stay tuned as additional dates are announced!

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Austin-based indie orchestra Mother Falcon will release their third full-length album, Good Luck Have Fun, on Universal Music Classics on October 9, 2015. This is Mother Falcon’s first release on UMC and marks the beginning of a new partnership, which includes plans to record and release a fourth album in 2016. The band has announced a co-bill fall tour with Louisville’s Ben Sollee that will bring their unconventional blend of orchestral and alternative influenced music to performing arts centers, theaters, and clubs across the country. "The Fall Migration" tour will bring together these two trendsetting artists of the progressive acoustic genre together for an evening of compelling and original music.
Mother Falcon is an indie orchestra formed in 2008 from a jam session of adventurous young cellists seeking an approach to their instruments beyond the standard classical training of their high school orchestra. Now also including violins, saxophones, trumpet, piano, accordion, banjo, guitar and bouzouki, the collective features twenty active rotating members. Mother Falcon also composes for theater, commissions composers and is active in music education. As an ensemble they have developed a unique curriculum for orchestra students under 18, taught during two sessions of their annual summer camp “Mother Falcon’s Music Lab.”  
With the release of Good Luck Have Fun, Mother Falcon takes a leap into the unknown, blowing up their usual way of composing and recording together in a conscious effort to push themselves into new stylistic and sonic realms. Doubling down on both the accessible and adventurous sides of Mother Falcon, the first half of the album soars with an emphasis on rhythm, concise arrangements and a wealth of hooks. The second half of the album is comprised of experimental instrumental soundscapes.
Ben Sollee is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, and political and environmental activism.  A native Kentuckian, Sollee has composed for stage and screen at home and abroad. In partnership with the design group Public Works Collaborative, Ben helped create a massive eco-art and tech installation called Livestream.  The sculpture was recently awarded a grant from the NEA and will be installed this fall in Lexington, KY.  His upcoming record, Steeples, will see a return to the basic ingredients of Sollee's music: cello, voice, and storytelling. 

Mother Falcon National Tour Dates
10/8: Houston, TX @ Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
10/9: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
“The Fall Migration” Tour with Ben Sollee
10/11: Louisville, KY @ Brown Theater
10/12: Nashville, TN @ City Winery
10/13: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
10/14: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/16: Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern
10/17: Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
10/20: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Downstairs
10/21: New York, NY @ LPR - Le Poisson Rouge
10/22: Troy, NY - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
10/23: Cambridge, MA @ First Church Congregational
10/24: Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
10/25: Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
10/27: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/28: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival Room
10/29: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/30: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
11/1: St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House
11/9 : Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/10: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
11/12 : San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/13: Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
11/15: Bend, OR @ The Domino Room
11/16: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/17: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/18: Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/21: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

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Alex Feder is not afraid to order a Shirley temple from the cute, female bartender, as he proudly proclaims in his new song, “Alcohol.” Today, Feder is happy to premiere the new track, along with an accompanying video, illustrated by Evelyn Chang, via Consequence of Sound.
“Alcohol” is a modern pop anthem for struggling romantics hiding in plain sight. In a style reminiscent of The Talking Head’s classic “Once in a Lifetime,” Feder laments the seemingly unreachable expectations that come with young adulthood.  With biting spoken lyrics and a melodic, synth filled chorus, Feder declares “We can’t go on like this!” The solution to his current plot in life?  Alcohol – 14 shots to be exact. 
Alex Feder used to be in a rock band in Brooklyn called The XYZ Affair. After they broke up, he moved to Los Angeles and found himself playing guitar in pop backing bands as a hired gun, playing music that was not his on tours that were not his.

Feder wrote the songs on this EP over the course of several Not-My-Tours, feeling frustrated and voiceless and lonely and often very drunk. The verses to "Whatever Forever" were written on a plane ride from New York to Los Angeles. He scrawled the first words to "Alcohol" on a hotel pad in Mexico City. He wrote the melody to "+1" in the only empty room he could find backstage at an arena in Lithuania. Feder says, “These songs have helped me make sense of a period that has felt senseless and disjointed.”

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SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE started back in August 2004 as an ANTI-BAND! The idea was - instigated by Brad Truax - to put together a cracked mercenary “dirty dozen” type of outfit, who were never gonna write songs, never gonna practice, never gonna record music, never make any product for public consumption or ever hit the road!
Although Soldiers Of Fortune’s musical philosophy has stayed intact, they have strayed the path a bit with live shows and releases. On November 6 their newest full-length, Early Risers, will be released via Mexican Summer. Today the band has shared the album’s lead single “
Nails” on Pitchfork. The track is now available to listen and share on YouTube.
In the beginning, SOF’s only goal was to play a rare show every now and then that they could assault, terrorize, and shred, relying only on instinct, intuition and the chemistry of the band of brothers (bros if you will) in the moment of battle (show) - it was either sink or swim, or death before glory.
After meeting with Keith Abrahamsson and learning what his label Mexican Summer was all about SOF conceded and signed a deal. With limited pressings, an eclectic roster, HEAVY VINYL, the obscure re-issues, Mexican Summer sounded like the ANTI-LABEL, a perfect fit. Months later, in August, they were in an unfinished Gary’s Electric studio on the hottest three days of 2010, and somehow walked out of the studio with a 12” called Ball Strenth.
Now here we are, another five years, very few shows, or LPs sold, later: in 2013 we got bamboozled by Keith into a SECOND recording sesh (WTF!?!), but this time we were offered "undisclosed" amounts of studio time alongside the usual "carte blanche". This of course meant string sections were hired, arrangers and composers enlisted, backup singers hit on, music biz lawyers attending mixing sessions, blowouts between the band and food delivery men, coffee pouring into the bass amp etc. After three weeks of this we aborted EVERYTHING, took a six-month hiatus to get over our collective S.E.N.D., Sophomore Effort Narcissism Disease, fell back in the studio and recorded a dozen embryonic 'song ideas', rather than jams, over an afternoon. We then called up friends who know how to sing and finished up the damn thing in like three days.
The result is an LP we like to call EARLY RISERS, and beyond the core troupe consisting of Brad Truax (Home, Spiritualized, Interpol), Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida), Barry London (fuck yeah Oneida), Matt Sweeney (Chavez being his LEAST well-known operation should tell you something), Jesper Eklow (Meandering Tedium, sorry, Endless Boogie), Mike Bones already, and the elusive Papa Crazee (heavy early riser in team Oneida) we abused the superior vocal stylings of our Healer, Shaman and Answer CLARK "YEREMIAS" BRONSON, STEPHEN MALKMUS, CASS MCCOMBS, DAN MELCHIOR, ETHAN MILLER and MATT MCAULEY. This is the sound of utter confusion and unfocused tender hatred in song form. We have no idea if we even like it, but we definitely have no shame so here you are, crack Early Risers wide open and make up your own mind. We have no interest in knowing your opinion however, so keep it to yourself. Thank You.
Track List
01. Nails (ft. Kid Millions)
02. Cinnamon Man (ft. Kid Millions)
03. Campus Swagger (ft. Stephen Malkmus)
04. Old Roman Wall (ft. Cass McCombs)
05. Dog Tooth Down (ft. Ethan Miller)
06. Pure Shame (ft. Dan Melchior)
07. Santa Monica (ft. Mike Bones)
08. Fatigues (ft. Crazee)
09. Kall Mi Kaos (ft. Matt McAuley)
10. Which (ft. Clark "Yeremias" Bronson)


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10/06/2015, Findlay Brown Reveals New Track "Satellite" On "We Make Peace" Benefit Album (Listen/Share)
10/06/201510/06/2015, Findlay Brown Reveals New Track "Satellite" On "We Make Peace" Benefit Album (Listen/Share)
The We Make Peace Benefit Album is an exclusive music compilation featuring 11 rare tracks from acclaimed singer-songwriters and recording artists, including: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Alberta Cross, Arum Rae, Blue Foundation, Findlay Brown, Johnny Flynn, Pete Molinari and more, supporting the non-profit We Make Peace. MORE» More»

The We Make Peace Benefit Album is an exclusive music compilation featuring 11 rare tracks from acclaimed singer-songwriters and recording artists, including: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Alberta Cross, Arum Rae, Blue Foundation, Findlay Brown, Johnny Flynn, Pete Molinari and more, supporting the non-profit We Make Peace.
From Folky treats to uplifting dream pop, the album is a varied and eclectic musical journey, that you would want to listen to again and again.
Besides the sonic appeal the album raises funds to the good cause of connecting students ages 10-12yrs through letter exchanges in the name of peace.
"Each of the artists on the album donated a track to support our Peace Letter Program; a program that connects hundreds of students from many different countries through the art of letter-writing. We aim to build friendships, peace awareness, enhance literacy and understanding of cultural and racial diversity.” explains Marie Mamonia founder of We Make Peace.
The We Make Peace Album features some of the finest talents and singer-songwriters.
Here is the Track list:
1. Steel and Glass (cover) - Alberta Cross
2. A Thousand Miles Of Bad Road - Aaron Lee Tasjan
3. Murmuration (live) - Johnny Flynn
4. Warranted Queen - Arum Rae
5. Lights Fade - Blue Foundation meets Sara Savery
6. Satellite - Findlay Brown
7. Imager (alternate version) - Barbarossa
8. Obsidian - Micheal Hooker
9. Out Loud - Howard
10. Minus Me - Pete Molinari
11. Open Sky - Erika Spring
Each artist donated a track in support of We Make Peace.
All funds raised through album sales will go towards running the Peace Letter Program, specifically to cover the cost of printing and sending the program pack to all corners of the world, to ensure great exchanges for school students and teachers!


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10/06/2015, French Horn Rebellion Reveal "Classical Baby" of Foolin' Around EP out 11/6 + live shows w Robert DeLong
10/06/201510/06/2015, French Horn Rebellion Reveal "Classical Baby" of Foolin' Around EP out 11/6 + live shows w Robert DeLong
Gearing up for their new Foolin’ Around EP, a 7-track release of brand new originals, Robert and David Perlick-Molinari are back with the first single called “Classical Baby.” MORE» More»
Upcoming French Horn Rebellion Dates: 
10/13 - New York, NY @ Webster Marlin Room for Balcony TV CMJ Kickoff
10/16 - New York, NY @ Pianos for CMJ United Talent Showcase
10/17 - Savannah, GA @ The Guild Hall/Chromatic Dragon for GEEKFEST
10/30 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Robert DeLong
10/31 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Halloween w/ Robert DeLong
11/1 - South Burlington, VT @ Showcase Lounge w/ Robert DeLong

Gearing up for their new Foolin’ Around EP, a 7-track release of brand new originals, Robert and David Perlick-Molinari are back with the first single called “Classical Baby.” Earmilk writes, "Brooklyn-based brother duo French Horn Rebellion has a knack for making these quirky disco-inspired tracks that make you want to let loose and just have fun...there’s something about the glittering synths, and rich, groovy bassline that speak to me. Or perhaps the fleeting melodies and harmonies did the trick."  If you ask Robert and David, the song is simply “for all those cute classical babes out there, who just make us too weak in the knees to play our horn parts!” 

French Horn Rebellion are Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, two brothers born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, younger brother Robert was playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and decided to make hot beats instead. After telling the conductor that Mahler isn’t fun anymore he asked his bassoon-toting brother, David to join with him. And so it was, a French Horn Rebellion began.

Since then, the boys have travelled 5 continents with French horn slung over their back, doing shows with MGMT, Yelle, Cut Copy, and others along the way. Also, they've pioneered a new genre called 'Next Jack Swing,' like New Jack, but with heavy beats and funkier bass lines.


Other bands FHR has played with are Matt & Kim, Yelle, MGMT, Cut Copy, Two Door Cinema Club, The Knocks, The Drums, Hot Chip, of Montreal, St. Lucia, Ladyhawke, MNDR, HAERTS, Viceroy, Empire of the Sun, The B-52's , Cherub, Dillon Francis, JD Samson, Blondie, Rubblebucket, RAC, Ghost Beach etc

French Horn Rebellion is a collection of sounds and influences in its wide appeal to a variety of groups.  FHR fans are brought together by hooky, fun energy and a positive outlook. As big beats attract partying girls and boys, alternative and indie vibes bring droves of hipsters to the party while the band's quirky, and engaging musical elements attract band geeks and marching punks the world over!

Robert, former member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and David, an ex-producer of critic darlings MGMT, combine their brotherly talents and vision to make a truly unique amalgam of sounds they've dubbed 'Next Jack Swing.' Fans can call it French Horn Rebellion's special brand of indie-funk with a reverent pop twist.

Come over and party with us and B.Y.O.I. (bring your own instrument) !

Over the years, French Horn Rebellion's emotive pop singles, illustrious dance e.p.'s, well-tailored remixes and an acclaimed album debut, "The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion" have received high praise, acclaim and obsession by such media hubs as: The Huffington Post, Billboard, BBC Radio 1, Entertainment Weekly, Jay Z's Life & Times, Interview Magazine, Spotify, Rolling Stone, VIBE, The Guardian, Bust, Mashable, Thissongissick, NY Daily News, VEVO, Q Magazine and Time Out. Additionally, FHR have had 10 self-released singles and mixes storm the top of the influential Hype Machine chart.

With their new record label, Ensemble Records enjoying a glorious bow this introducing Slaptop's smash "Sunrise" (in conjunction with +1 Records) and a busy Williamsburg-based production compound and studio, YouTooCanWoo, churning out the hits, The Perlick-Molinari brothers of French Horn Rebellion are living their D.I.Y. manifesto to the fullest, noting the best is yet to come. It's clear that the group's engaging performer, A&R chief and French Horn-toting label honcho, Robert - partnered with David, the introspective studio geek, world domination enthusiast and production perfectionist, are gearing up for an international rebel party coup. FHR know You're All Right and want to assist with a bit of exclusive party intel. David knowingly states, "A way the world can feel worthwhile is for its individuals to lead the charge. We are all worth the time and energy. This dance party is where we celebrate!"

Robert breaks it down even further, "I equate orchestra players with middle-class workers. You play the music on the page, listen to the conductor and go home. And I think orchestra players aren't appreciated, much like today's working man. That's why it's a rebellion: working guys, rebel!”

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10/06/2015, Nina Las Vegas returns to USA for Voodoo Festival + Earmilk premiers Nina Las Vegas & Swick "Pool Girls" (Joseph Marinetti Remix)
10/06/201510/06/2015, Nina Las Vegas returns to USA for Voodoo Festival + Earmilk premiers Nina Las Vegas & Swick "Pool Girls" (Joseph Marinetti Remix)
Nina Las Vegas is a groundbreaking Sydney DJ responsible for triple j radio’s long-running “House Party”, the current host of “Mix Up Exclusives” and her own ecstatic, innovative “NLV Presents” tours. She's gearing up for her next American visit to San Francisco' 1015 Folsom and New Orleans' Voodoo Fest. MORE» More»
Nina Las Vegas is a groundbreaking Sydney DJ responsible for triple j radio’s long-running “House Party”, the current host of “Mix Up Exclusives” and her own ecstatic, innovative “NLV Presents” tours. She's gearing up for her next American visit to San Francisco' 1015 Folsom and New Orleans' Voodoo Fest. You can hear Joseph Marinetti's remix of Nina Las Vegas & Swick's "Pool Girls" HERE

Her keen ear has kept her at the forefront of the Australian dance music scene helping to foster and break emerging talent. Swick is Melbourne’s own well-shaken can of bubbly fizzy drink whose body-moving bonafides include oiling up J-Lo’s “Booty” with Diplo and a deeeeeep discography of experimental club bangers. These two OZ OGs have combined forces for Cool Sports, a hyperactive three-track EP of laser jams, tweaked pop, FIFA club, and assorted power-ups that will leave you sweaty, smiling, and fiending for more. 
While Nina prepares for a new run of North American shows, we’re psyched to reissue Cool Sports on October 30th via Fool's Gold with two crazy remixes courtesy of grime re-animator Iglew and LuckyMe bad bwoy Joseph Marinetti.

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11/06/2015, Album Release, "Crush"
10/06/201511/06/2015, Lettuce Announce New Album Crush & Release Lead Single "Phyllis"
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For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, the band deepens that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show. MORE» More»

For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet players Eric Bloom and Rashawn Ross deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show. The band has now shared their first single from the record, “Phyllis” which premiered on Consequence of Sound and is available to hear and share via SoundCloud.
Produced by Lettuce and recorded/mixed by Joel Hamilton at Brooklyn’s Studio G, Crush first came to life on the road, with the band developing new material and testing it out live as they toured. As they pushed into new sonic territory throughout the making of Crush, Lettuce drew on a natural musicality that each member has sharpened through an impressive string of outside projects: Smirnoff has toured with Lady Gaga, Deitch also drums and produces for artists like Pretty Lights and Talib Kweli, Krasno has played on Grammy Award-winning albums from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ross is a full-time member of the Dave Matthews Band, and the most recent of Coomes’s bass credits include Dr. Dre’s Compton.
The follow-up to 2012’s FlyCrush finds Lettuce brilliantly infusing their psychedelic and hip-hop sensibilities into bass-heavy funk. Featuring guest vocalists Alecia Chakour andNigel Hall, the record is an exploration of boundaries within the genre. With its spidery guitar work and hypnotic beats, “Phyllis” is a delicately sprawling epic that embodies what Deitch refers to as “a chill-hop vibe that’s kind of the flip-side of all that powerful uptempo funk that people might expect from us.” On “Get Greasy,” Lettuce give a nod to the groove-fueled EDM subgenre known as future funk, building off its highly danceable rhythm with a blissfully loose and horn-laced arrangement.
According to Lettuce, that sense of unity and togetherness has much to do with a camaraderie that’s only intensified over the lifespan of the band. Formed in 1992, when several band members attended a summer program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music as teenagers, Lettuce was founded on a shared love of legendary funk artists like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power. After returning to Berklee as undergrads in 1994, Lettuce started playing in local clubs and steadily built up a following that soon extended to cities across the country and then throughout the world. Releasing their studio debut Outta Herein 2002 and its follow-up album Rage! in 2009, the band dedicated the coming years to balancing their frequent touring with involvement in a host of other musical endeavors (including Evans and Krasno’s role as founding members of acclaimed soul/jazz trio Soulive).
In recent years, Lettuce have watched their fanbase expand as they’ve hit bigger and bigger stages and earned their name as a can’t-miss festival act. And in making Crush, the band had no trouble harnessing the spirit of their explosive live show. So while Crush offers everything from all-out party jams to headphone-ready journeys into space funk, each track was born from an unabashed joy and love of live performance. “That energy we get when it’s prime time and we’re about to go onstage and we’re just excited beyond belief—that all came out on this new album,” says Deitch. “There’s a feeling that the band is rising, and it’s a really beautiful thing.”
Tour Dates 
10/14 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH
10/15 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
10/16 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
10/17 at Hillberry 2: Harvest Moon Festival in Eureka Springs, AR
10/18 at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO
10/20 at Slowdown in Omaha, NE
10/21 at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS
10/23 at Art Outside in Rockdale, TX
10/24 at Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA
10/27 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
10/28 at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN
10/29 at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY
10/30 at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, AL
10/31 at Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA
11/1 at Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL
11/3 at The Chop Shop in Charlotte, NC
11/4 at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC
11/5 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC
11/6 at Buckhead in Atlanta, GA
11/7 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN
11/8 at Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN
11/10 ay Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA
11/11 at Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY
11/12 at State Theatre in State College, PA
11/13 at PlayStation Theater in New York, NY
11/14 at PlayStation Theater in New York, NY
12/3-12/6 at Dominican Holidaze in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
12/31 at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL
1/6-1/10 at Jam Cruise 14
2/12-2/14 at Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson, AZ


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10/05/2015, Laura Stevenson Drops "Claustrophobe" w. Stereogum, LP Out 10/30 + Nat'l Tour
10/05/201510/05/2015, Laura Stevenson Drops "Claustrophobe" w. Stereogum, LP Out 10/30 + Nat'l Tour
Laura Stevenson shows her emboldened rock and roll side on Cocksure, slated forrelease October 30th via Don Giovanni Records. Produced by long-time friend and collaborator Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry!, it is an album of spontaneity, biting guitar licks and irresistible melody. MORE» More»

Laura Stevenson shows her emboldened rock and roll side on Cocksure, slated forrelease October 30th via Don Giovanni Records. Produced by long-time friend and collaborator Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry!, it is an album of spontaneity, biting guitar licks and irresistible melody. Hitting that 90’s-alt-rock-riot-grrrl sweet spot, “Claustrophobe” is a moody, anthemic track that builds to an epic breakdown.
Claustrophobe” premiered with Stereogum
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Joined by musicians Mike Campbell, Alex Billig, Peter Naddeo and Samantha Niss,Cocksure represents a new era for the songwriter. It was mostly recorded live, resulting in a raw, spontaneous feeling that makes the album an accumulation of Stevenson’s journey, on and off the stage. After more than a year of national and worldwide touring alongside reputable acts including Against Me!, The Go-Go’s, Cursive’s Tim Kasher and The Gaslight Anthem, Laura Stevenson will kick off a national fall tour on October 14 in DC. Be sure to catch her performing live in a city near you!
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Laura Stevenson National Tour Dates
10/14: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/15: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/16: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/17: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/18: Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
10/19: Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/21: New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues Lounge
10/22: Houston, TX @ Rudyards
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/24: Austin, TX @ The North Door
10/26: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
10/28: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
10/30: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.
10/31: Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
11/1: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/3: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/4: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/7: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
11/8: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/9: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/10: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/12: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/13: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/14: Akron, OH @ Musica
11/17: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ Fillmore
11/19: Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/20: Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
11/21: New York, NY @ Webster Hall Marlin Room