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U.S. Born K-Pop Singer And Dancer AleXa Releases “Revolution” Single And Second EP ‘Decoherence’ Today

DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

AleXa, the daughter of a Korean adoptee and raised as a small-town girl in Oklahoma, rediscovers her Korean roots by pursuing her dream of becoming a K-Pop star.

Today (October 21), singer and dancer AleXa releases her second EP DECOHERENCE and its groundbreaking title track “Revolution.” Watch the video forRevolution here and see the DECOHERENCE track listing below.

The new EP follows AleXa’s 2019 multilingual K-Pop debut single, the explosive “Bomb”; it received over five million views in one week and hit #7 on Billboard’s “World Digital Song Sales” chart. With more than 18 million views to date, AleXa’s “Bomb” was produced by renowned Swedish composers at EKKO Music Rights, the team behind hits by K-Pop mainstays Red Velvet, Twice, NCT and more. The song and video “Bomb” combine Brazilian Funk with electronic elements and Afrobeats choreography to create an exciting dance track that allows AleXa to showcase her powerful stage presence.

Next up for AleXa was her eight-track debut Do Or Die, which was helmed by a chart-topping team at one of the largest K-Pop song production houses and speaks with AleXa’s all-or-nothing attitude. The “Do Or Die” title track is a girl power anthem about facing your fears and [the ability to] overcome them,” says Moonshine, comprised of songwriters Ellen Berg Tollbom and Cazzi Opeia. “When you feel like you have no choice left but to fight for your life, you’re only in it to win it.” The music video for the “Do Or Die title track is a grand scale production highlighted by action scenes and CGI.

With the EP’s newly released single and video, “Revolution” fans will see the finale to AleXa‘s three-part ground-breaking music video concept, an AI caught in a multiverse storyline (detailed in “Allegory of the Cave,” a hidden track on the physical copy of the new EP) which began with “Bomb,” was followed by “Do Or Die” and concludes with “Revolution.”

“Revolution” is a continuation of the storyline from “Do or Die” and concludes AleXa’s origin trilogy. This epic multi-genre song consists of Hip Hop, Latin and Symphonic moments to highlight the battle between AleXa and ZB Corporation. AleXa finds herself suspended in a dark liquid tank with sensors attached to her neck and arms at the ZB Corp headquarters. AleXa’s body is numb but her mind is conscious, processing all her past memories of her previous simulations. Suddenly, she awakens and breaks through to the surface. AleXa knows her mission is not complete. AleXa will do more than escape–she will lead an uprising.

On the DECOHERENCE EP, AleXa joined forces with world-famous composers who have created chart-topping songs for acts such as BTS and Red Velvet and producer Hwang Sungjin of RBW, label of Mamamoo and Oneus, who has contributed lyrics to continue to evolve her sound and grow her artistry.

AleXa will follow the EP’s release with promotional activities while planning her next moves.

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About AleXa:

AleXa grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A lifelong dancer–having taken ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, lyrical and tap lessons when she was just 18 months old–AleXa was first drawn to K-Pop because of its strong performance identity.

AleXa’s professional career kicked off in 2016 when she was chosen out of 5,000 contestants as the next “Rising Legends: Season 2” winner, a title she earned after nearly one million fans determined the winner. Winning the top prize in the show in 2017 gave AleXa the opportunity to travel to Seoul, South Korea, to record her own song and film and a music video. She went on to star in “LEGENDARY: Making of a K-Pop Star,” a 2017 Viki Original series that followed her trip to Seoul to experience the K-Pop star treatment for the first time. AleXa went on to sign with Korean artist agency ZB Label in 2017. Once in Korea, AleXa beat out thousands of contestant hopefuls, and passed all three rounds of auditions for the third season of Mnet’s “PRODUCE” series, where the competition was especially fierce, given the explosive popularity of the franchise and the participation of popular Japanese artists. Sadly, her journey on the show came to an end during episode five, but AleXa had won the hearts of both Korean and Japanese fans alike.

AleXa’s debut blurs the line between reality and fiction–besides the creation of the artist itself, the debut of AleXa marks the birth of a new character. AleXa, created in a multiverse with every rendition of herself showing a different variation of the same existence, will show a range of themes and concepts through a large amount of content. AleXa can appear as everything, from the singer that we’ve already met, to a video game character, an animation, a reality show star, the girl next door or even the camera that is her namesake.

The DECOHERENCE track listing is as follows:

1. Villain

Lyrics: AleXa, Hwang Sungjin, Park Danbi
Composer: 8PEX (Isaac Han, Okiro, Aaron Kim), Megan Lee
Arrangement: 8PEX (Isaac Han, Okiro, Aaron Kim), Megan Lee

“Villain” combines urban, trap and EDM elements to create a unique, dynamic sound that differs from former tracks, putting even more focus on AleXa’s overflowing energy and powerful performance.

02. Burn Out

Lyrics: Hwang Sungjin (RBW), Moon Sully
Composer: Mingki (RBW), Jin Minho (RBW)
Arrangement: Mingki (RBW), Jin Minho (RBW)

With its straightforward lyrics and addictive hook “Burn Out” is a song about love that highlights AleXa’s powerful vocals.

03. Revolution

Lyricist: Hwang Sungjin (RBW), Kang Sangyeon, Jeon Sehee, AleXa
Composer: Greg Bonnick, Hayden Chapman, Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic (Dsign Music)
Arrangement: Greg Bonnick, Hayden Chapman, Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic (Dsign Music)

“Revolution” is the title track of AleXa’s 2nd EP DECOHERENCE.

The track features hip hop, Latin and symphonic elements and allows AleXa to show the unrivaled power of her performance. She also took part in writing the lyrics to satisfy her fans’ expectations. “Revolution” was created by a world-famous team of composers, who have written billboard charts sweeping songs for artists such as BTS and Red Velvet. Here they have come together to create a song tailored to AleXa.

04. Moon and Back

Lyrics: AleXa, Hwang Sungjin (RBW), Jeon Sehee
Composer: Davve (RBW), Jeong Hongrim

AleXa personally took part in writing the lyrics for “Moon and Back,” a song dedicated to her fans who have shown her unchanging love. The song was created using AleXa’s way of saying goodbye to her fans, ‘love to the moon and back.’

05. Revolution (English Version)

Lyrics: Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic (Dsign Music)
Composer: Greg Bonnick, Hayden Chapman, Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic (Dsign Music)
Arrangement: Greg Bonnick, Hayden Chapman, Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic (Dsign Music)

The English version of the title track of AleXa’s 2nd EP DECOHERENCE impresses with its powerful lyrics and is a gift to her international fans.

06. Revolution (Inst.)

07. Villain (Inst.)

Special Track Only Available On Physical Album: “Allegory Of The Cave”

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THE RADDICAL Share Message of Hope for Humanity with Stirring Debut Single/Music Video “[dear universe]”

DT: OCTOBER 21, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH/MITCH SCHNEIDER, SRO PR

THE RADDICAL
RELAY MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR HUMANITY
DURING GLOBAL STATE OF UNREST
WITH EMOTIONALLY STIRRING MUSIC VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE
“[dear universe]”

MIXED BY RYAN GREENE (NOFX, BAD RELIGION, MEGADETH)

WATCH HERE

“Every day I wake up and I wonder
when it will be okay
And when I look up at the stars at night
I wonder”

New Los Angeles-based alternative rock/pop-punk oriented project THE RADDICAL share a message of positivity and hope for the future amidst current social and political unrest across the globe with their catchy and empowering debut single “[dear universe]” out today, October 21. The song was mixed by Ryan Greene (NOFX, Bad Religion, Megadeth) and is delivered with soaring melodies, big guitars, synth flourishes and a driving tempo making it a suitable anthem for these turbulent times.

THE RADDICAL have also shared a music video for “[dear universe]” which can be seen premiering directly via the band’s website HERE. The video shows a mix of images and video clips of current headlines ranging from the global pandemic, school shootings, homelessness, wildfires, police brutality, systemic racism, militant nationalism and isolationism to the uptick in mental health issues these events have triggered such as anxiety and depression. It is both a plea to the greater forces of our shared reality and an empowering call-to-arms to humankind.

“I believe humans are smarter than borders or problems created by money,” says musician and futurist Dann Saxton who is the mastermind behind THE RADDICAL. “It’s complicated, but I believe one day when we colonize another planet perhaps, we will understand.”

Stream/download “[dear universe]” via Spotify or Apple Music
Watch its music video here: www.theraddical.com

“[dear universe]” Lyrics:

dear universe
can you tell me why the earth is chasing its tail
the humans need a little love, they seem to be off the rails
dear universe
i’m not asking for better weather
but the rains getting wetter
i’m waiting for the sun to show
to let me go


I can do it
i’ve got so many plans
i’m inches away i can feel it,
i’m stretching as far as i can


i know you’re listening
i can see your signs
and the clock i hear ticking is irrelevant
we invented time

everyday i wake up
and i wonder when it will be ok
and when i look up at the stars at night
i wonder

dear universe
i’m just thinking that something’s gotta give
kids pulling triggers, and Trump’s got his twitter on the news again

and we’re all fighting for a dollar
we’re all actors in the show
but there’s gotta be another way, for everyone to have a home

i believe we have a chance to take a chance
just tell us the truth
if we can power the planet with the sun and fly a rocket to the moon

everyday i wake up
and i wonder when it will be ok
and when i look up at the stars at night
i wonder

i trust the keeper,
i trust the keeper, of the magic and the curse
i need your help again my friend
universe

reality is virtual
it’s all in our heads
there’s always a level to beat
a reason to play again

we’re not scared of the future
we welcome it with open arms
but our hands are getting dirty now maybe we’ve gone too far and lost the heart

everyday i wake up
and i wonder when it will be ok
and when i look up at the stars at night
i wonder

i trust the keeper,
i trust the keeper of the magic and the curse
i need your help again my friend
universe

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“AMERICAN HORROR STORY” MURDER HOUSE Opens To Public For Paranormal Halloween Weekend Live Stream

DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

“AMERICAN HORROR STORY” MURDER HOUSE
OPENS TO PUBLIC FOR FIRST TIME EVER
FOR PARANORMAL HALLOWEEN WEEKEND LIVE STREAM

A FEW LUCKY FANS WILL BE CHOSEN TO
SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE HOUSE OR PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM IN THE WEEKEND’S EVENTS

$25 TICKET FOR PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ALLOWS
THREE DAYS OF 24-HOUR VIRTUAL ACCESS TO HOUSE AND HALLOWEEN-THEMED PARANORMAL ACTIVITIES

TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW

Fans who are familiar with The Infamous American Horror Story Murder House will have the chance to be spooked this Halloween weekend via the first-ever live stream event from the notorious historical Los Angeles monument. Watch a preview of the livestream here.

This Halloween weekend, homeowners Dr Ernst von Schwarz and his wife Angela Oakenfold will open the doors to The Infamous American Horror Story Murder House for a three-day, 24-hour live event, which will kick off at dusk Thursday, October 29 before closing out at sunset Sunday November 1. Ticketing info is below.

Fans who buy tickets in the first week will get the chance to be chosen to physically spend the night in the basement; join the paranormal team on their exploration; or participate via Zoom to share their paranormal experiences and Halloween celebrations during the live stream. Special limited-edition t-shirts will be screen-printed by hand in the basement and hung there to dry during the event. Shirts can be purchased via the website and are available to ticketholders and non-ticketholders.

For the livestream event, The Murder House will reveal its ominous past via 15 cameras set up throughout the 10,000-square foot home streaming live throughout the entire weekend. Beyond the live stream, viewers will see daily programming with guest speakers joining the family and hosts remotely to discuss everything from exorcisms to near-death experiences, to how to protect oneself from demonic entities.

While the live stream is open to all via the ticketed event, The Murder House will open its doors to a few lucky ticket holders. Six fortunate (or unfortunate)–two per each of the three nights–Murder House fans in the terrifying basement all while being live streamed to the world (while a doctor monitors their vital signs and psychological condition). A few lucky fans will be chosen to be a guest during the first-ever seance or join a small group of ghost hunters in the house during the first-ever paranormal investigation. Enthusiastic fans can apply to be one of the few invited into the house for the weekend’s events by tagging The Murder House on social media.

The long-standing myth that the mansion is haunted has finally been confirmed by the current owners (Dr Ernst von Schwarz and Angela Oakenfold, pictured below) who say paranormal activity at the house is a day-to-day occurrence. In a sinister case of life imitating art, the family packed their bags and fled when they uncovered evidence of their home’s ghostly activity dating back to the 1930’s when the mansion was a convent for an order of Catholic nuns.

Dr Ernst von Schwarz and his wife Angela Oakenfold

Dr Ernst von Schwarz and Angela Oakenfold said they realized something was amiss before they even moved in. They received an email from the former owners handyman saying, “I will be out before May 1 and nothing will be left in the house except the ghosts.” Brushing it off, his words came back to haunt them on their very first night when they were awoken by a huge bang and dragging sound. Terrified after hearing it a third time, they called police only to be told–after hours of searching–that it was probably a ghost. It would not be the last time the Los Angeles Police Department would tell them that, even documenting it in official records as “ghost activity.”

Tickets go on sale for $25 on Tuesday, October 20 at www.themurderhouse.com. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Baby2Baby charity.

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THE LAST To Issue Their Never-Before-Released Second Album ‘Look Again’ 11/20

DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2020

THE LAST
TO ISSUE THEIR NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED SECOND ALBUM
‘LOOK AGAIN’
NOVEMBER 20 VIA HOUSE ARREST/FAT POSSUM RECORDS
ON CD, LP PLUS LIMITED EDITION 7,” AND ALL DIGITAL FORMATS

LOS ANGELES BAND SAYS THE NEWLY REMASTERED RECORDING
IS NOW THE ALBUM IT “WAS MEANT TO BE”
AND SHARE FIRST TRACK “LIES”

“When me and the boys in Bad Religion were teenagers coming up in the LA hardcore scene, The Last were like the big kids on the block. We looked up to them because they were already out there doing the things we hoped to do, playing the cool underground shows and parties we aspired to.  They were cool and they were trailblazers.”Brett Gurewitz, Bad Religion, 2020

Sometimes great bands have a rough go of it.

Consider THE LAST, the influential Los Angeles band who rose to the top of the city’s music scene—with bands like The Go-Go’s opening for them–and released their critically acclaimed album L.A. Explosion! in 1979 on Bomp Records. But rather than build on that momentum, which included shows with X and Black Flag, THE LASTJoe Nolte (Guitar, Vocals), Vitus Mataré (Keyboards, Flute, Vocals), Joe’s two brothers, Mike Nolte (Harmony Vocals) and David Nolte (Bass) and John Frank (Drums)–recorded a follow-up album that was doomed and shelved by the band. Now, the never-before-released, thought-to-be-lost-to-history album, LOOK AGAIN, will finally be available 40 years after it was originally recorded. The newly remastered 14-track album will be issued November 20 via House Arrest/Fat Possum Records on CD, LP plus limited edition 7″, and all digital formats. The band has shared the album’s first single Lies.”

Here’s the album pre-order link.

“We have for the first time unearthed the album that Look Again was meant to be,” says Joe Nolte. With their trademark organ chasing the trebly guitars, LOOK AGAIN is brimming with their dizzying brew of pop, punk, surf, garage, folk rock and psychedelia. Add in their gloriously off-kilter pop melodies/harmonies and restless lyrics about being young, vulnerable, and messed up, and you have a classic album that has been gloriously rescued by technology and tender loving care.

In 1980, THE LAST recorded the album on their own to control the process as much as possible, but what they came out of the studio with was completely sonically wrong, receiving zero offers from record companies (interestingly, the original copy of the album has been going for over $800 on Discogs). So how exactly did THE LAST bring LOOK AGAIN back to life?

As Vitus Mataré explains: “Those same master tapes have been carefully baked and transferred by John Strother at Penguin Recording in Los Angeles. Jonny Bell at Jazzcats Studio in Long Beach worked with the damaged files to restore the signals and performances that Joe and I knew were somewhere on those reels. There are no new overdubs and zero digital trickery. Guitar and organ tracks were sent to the same model amplifiers Joe and I used live back in the day and re-recorded. These are the original performances given a proper mix.”

For THE LAST, there is a happy ending with LOOK AGAIN. “We are unlikely to become Teen Idols anytime soon,” says Joe, “but we can at least vindicate our heritage somewhat.”

The track listing for the CD is below. Note: The vinyl LP contains the originally intended tracklist (1-12 below). For a limited time, there is an LP bundle (500 units) that comes with a bonus 7″ containing two non-LP tracks: “Weekend Girl” and “Fade to Black” available via The Last’s Bandcamp.

Here’s the track listing for LOOK AGAIN:

Side A

1) Lies
2) That’s Just Life
3) Obsession
4) Snake In The Grass
5) Should I Say A Word
6) Difference

Side B

1) Everyone’s A Holiday
2) Subway Song
3) Everybody Had It With You
4) Jungle Book
5) The Other Side
6) Look Again

Bonus 7″ tracks:

A: Weekend Girl
B: Fade To Black

*Digital album includes the 2 bonus tracks featured at the end of original album sequence.

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“Bill Of Love” is the latest track from Harry Shearer’s ‘The Many Moods Of Donald Trump’

DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN

“THE SIMPSONS” AND “SPINAL TAP” STAR
HARRY SHEARER
RELEASES ELEVENTH SONG IN DONALD TRUMP SERIES:
“BILL OF LOVE”
FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP’

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I started out backing the birthers
Gave me a big head of steam
Took the escalator down to knock Mexicans
That made the liberals scream
I talk like a Manhattan mobster
But that’s not who I really am
I’m tough like an overcooked lobster
And soft like an overbaked yam
Deep down inside I’m half empty
Like a hand that’s too small for a glove
I’ve paid some bills in my lifetime
But I’m past due on the Bill Of Love
Past due on the Bill Of Love

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LISTEN TO“BILL OF LOVE” HERE

“Bill Of Love” is the latest track from HARRY SHEARER’s THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP, the new album of bitingly satirical songs about the Trump presidency. It marks the eleventh song from the thirteen track collection that chronicles the president’s consistently capricious behaviour over the past four years. The song comes out at the end of a week that has seen a post-covid and steroid-fueled Trump return to the road for the final leg of the election campaign.

In the neo-classic rock number, SHEARER portrays the incumbent holding forth on his stance towards those displaced souls who wish to take up residency in the U.S. The song title refers to a phrase the president bestowed on a piece of legislation to reform the immigration laws. The bill never passed.

HARRY recently spoke to the DAILY BEAST about the album, read it here.

The full album of THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP is due out on October 30. SHEARER says of the album:

“America has never had a President so demanding of our continued attention. I decided to give him too much of mine.”

HARRY SHEARER has vocally portrayed every US president of his lifetime. Donald Trump is the third he has portrayed physically, having previously played Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on screen.

With music and lyrics by HARRY SHEARER, “Bill Of Love” features SHEARER on lead vocal and CJ Vanston on backing vocals. Toshi Yanagi is on guitars, Toss Panos on drums and CJ Vanston on keyboards and all other instruments.

THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP
Available October 30 on CD, Digitally and Vinyl
Pre-order now

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THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP album track listing is as follows

1. I Can’t Believe I’m Me

Available to watch here

As the medicated president huffs and puffs his way towards the final lap of the race to the White House, in I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME, Shearer has the incumbent blasting out a ‘brassy, craggy worst-of-Broadway anthem’ in praise of his not so private passion…himself

When Donald Trump first rode down that escalator, all most of us saw was his unabashed delight in himself.   The rest came later.

2. I Can’t Drive Anymore 

To be released on October 2

3. Son-in-Law

Available to watch here

Shearer Trump performing an old style New Orleans number in praise his senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Always mentioned as one of Trump’s top aides, Jared Kushner has been given a portfolio that ranges from Middle-East peace to the pandemic.  His success rate speaks for itself.

4. Stormy Daniels

Available to listen to here

A lush string filled ode to passion, power and pay-off.

What good is hush money when it buys so little hush?

5. Bill of Love

To be released October 16

6. Executive Time

A languorous love of leisure ballad in which Shearer as Trump sings wistfully of those long periods of contemplation and nothingness between unnecessary briefings from so called ‘experts.

When does the President get the time to watch all the TV news? It’s a big section of his daily schedule.

7. I Never Knew Him

Available to listen to here

An eclectic musical mix in which Trump demonstrates that he might not have “one of the greatest memories of all time” as he purges his contact book and airbrushes his history of those who may be an impediment to his ratings.

A very famous guy has so many people claiming to be his friends or family.   It’s always important to clear the air.

8. Very Stable Genius

Available to listen to here

A power ballad in which Trump vaunts his own intellectual prowess combined with his calm and balanced disposition.

When a person refers to himself with that phrase once, it’s newsworthy.  When he does it repeatedly, it’s songworthy.

9. Number One Son

Available to listen to here

An electric chop suey, listing all Donald Jrs qualities and Trump’s new found love for the boy who serves him well.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the refrigerator.

10. Alabama

Available to listen to here

A southern rock tribute to the state that holds a special place in the President’s “heart”.

The trouble with official hurricane forecast maps is that they don’t often include Sharpie additions.   When it’s the state that gave your Presidential campaign its kickoff, a Sharpie warning is the least you can do.

11. COVID-180

Available to listen to here

Alternating stanzas of pumped-up disco and plaintive folk rock to represent the alternating “up” and “down” approaches taken to the pandemic by the President.

Emerson once said “Petty consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.”  Trump agrees, though he may not quite understand it.

12. Acquittal

Available to listen to here

A ‘prog rock revenge anthem’, the president basks in the sheer vitriolic joy on offer when its time to settle scores.

When you’re impeached, and survive, the natural human impulse is balls-out revenge.

13. He Lies

To be released October 23

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Nordic folk outfit WARDRUNA Unveil Epic Music Video for Title Track “Kvitravn” (White Raven)

DT: OCTOBER 16, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR


NORDIC FOLK OUTFIT
WARDRUNA
REVEAL EPIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK
KVITRAVN

ALBUM DUE JANUARY 22
VIA BY NORSE MUSIC (U.S)
FOLLOWED BY FALL 2021 N. AMERICAN TOUR
(9/23 – 10/21)

WARDRUNA—who are widely known for their ability to transcend music genres, cultures and languages while introducing innovative and genre-creating renditions of ancient Nordic traditions and using a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments–are excited to reveal the monumental music video for the title track of their upcoming fifth full length album, KVITRAVN—which translates to ‘White Raven.’ The album is set for release on January 22, 2021 via BY NORSE MUSIC in the U.S. and SONY MUSIC / COLUMBIA RECORDS (worldwide excl. U.S.). The album continues where their RUNALJOD trilogy left off in 2016 with RUNALJOD – RAGNAROK–which charted at #1 Billboard’s World Music charts in the U.S. and Canada.

Kvitravn” is out today, October 16, across all digital platforms along with the exclusive premiere of its epic music video seen below. The video for “Kvitravn” was produced by Ragnarok Films–who also recorded the video for the single “Lyfjaberg” which the band wrote, recorded and filmed earlier this year amidst the pandemic. It was filmed at several locations across Norway and Russia.

“I am very excited to finally share this song with you,” states WARDRUNA founder/composer Einar Selvik. “‘Kvitravn’ is a song that explores traditions of animal-guides and the symbolism and legends of sacred white animals found in Nordic and other cultures all over the world. These highly regarded ghostly creatures, whether a raven, snake, bear, moose, reindeer, elephant or lion–are in animist traditions seen as prophetic, divine messengers, and guardians representing renewal, purity and a bridge between worlds.”

He continues with details on filming the “Kvitravn” music video sharing:

“Being fully aware of how rare it is to come across white ravens, we knew from the start that this would be an ambitious and challenging task to pull off. However, fate seemed to be on our side in this and the ‘impossible’ piece of the puzzle fell into place as if gifted from the divine. The video was shot in various locations in Norway and Russia and was produced by Ragnarok Film, the same team responsible for our previous video for the song ‘Lyfjaberg.’”

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Pre-order KVITRAVN via digital download +/or on CD and 180-gram 2LP gatefold vinyl (black and ltd. Edition white options) at https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album.

Selvik recently shared that he was enlisted to work on the score for the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed® franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (out November 17). His track “Hrafnsmál – The Words of the Raven” is included on the game’s soundtrack EP Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla—Out Of The North which is out now via Lakeshore Records. Download it here: https://smarturl.it/ACV-EP.

The prestigious EGIL STORBEKKEN´S MUSIC PRIZE 2020–a national honorary award that was created in memory of the Norwegian musician, composer and cultural bearer Egil Storbekken was awarded to Selvik this year due to his extraordinary efforts and works with Norwegian folk music, especially the older folk instruments.

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WARDRUNA will return to the US in fall 2021 and were last seen stateside in 2018 where they sold-out a headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado following sold-out shows worldwide, including major festival headlining appearances (Hellfest, Roadburn, Summer Breez, Castle Fest, Echoes & Merveilles, Rock oz Arenes, Rock The Coast, etc.). Dates can be found on the admat or listed below.

DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 9/23 Charlotte, NC Owens Auditorium
Thu 9/24 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Fri 9/25 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
Sun 9/27 Boston, MA The Orpheum Theater
Mon 9/28 Montreal, QC M Telus
Tue 9/29 Toronto, ON Meridian Hall
Thu 10/1 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Fri 10/2 Minneapolis, MN The State Theatre
Mon 10/5 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee
Wed 10/7 Salem, OR Elsinore Theatre
Thu 10/8 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Fri 10/9 Vancouver, BC The Chan Centre
Sun 10/11 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Tue 10/13 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Thu 10/15 El Cajon, CA Magnolia
Fri 10/16 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Sat 10/17 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre
Mon 10/19 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
Wed 10/21 Denver, CO The Paramount Theatre

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SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com

 

SRO PR Expands Role of Andrea Faulk, Promoting Her To National and Tour Publicist

 

DT: OCTOBER 14, 2020

SRO PR
EXPANDS ROLE OF
ANDREA FAULK,
PROMOTING HER TO
NATIONAL AND TOUR PUBLICIST

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Mitch Schneider and Marcee Rondan, partners at the SCHNEIDER RONDAN ORGANIZATION (SRO PR), have announced a new title for ANDREA FAULK at the publicity company with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and now Las Vegas. ANDREA, based in Los Angeles, is now Tour and National Publicist, which follows her promotion in 2017 to Tour Publicist. This title reflects the expanded scope of ANDREA’s role as she has segued into national publicity for various clients, including Yes, America and Tommy Emmanuel, during this time when national touring is on hold.

“Andrea has organically evolved into national publicity over the past few months as we all wait for the return of national touring,” says Schneider, who recently moved to Las Vegas to expand the company’s presence. “It’s exciting to watch Andrea continually grow in the national arena. She is truly valuable to the company and was also key to the recent redesign of the company’s website.”

“Watching Andrea grow has been such a pleasure,” Rondan adds. “Throughout her roles at the company from starting as an assistant, to tour and national publicist, Andrea has shown dedication and built trust from clients and our team.”

ANDREA began at MSO in 2013 as a part-time Executive Assistant and then grew into a full-time position. Through the years, ANDREA has been involved in media campaigns for various artists including LIVE, SlashKorn, Brian Setzer, 311, Babymetal, PiL and several music events and brands, including Vans Warped Tour, Monster Energy Drink, Electric Zoo Festival and the Classic Rock Awards.

ANDREA studied Music Business at the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music which led her to interning at various PR companies including MSO. Growing up in a military family living in and out of the U.S., ANDREA developed a passion for music from all around the world. Prior to SRO, she wrote for various music blogs reviewing shows and interviewing a variety of rock and Japanese artists. ANDREA is excited about her expanded role at SRO and continues to work with unique artists. She also takes great pride in finding and sharing great music.

ABOUT SRO:

SRO PR maintains offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and Las Vegas, headed by Marcee Rondan, Lyndie Wenner and Mitch Schneider, respectively. With its iconic and cutting-edge artist roster–and its representation of internationally heralded music festivals, tours, events and companies–the company has the eyes and ears of America’s exuberant music fans. It has been hailed as a “bonafide taste maker” (L.A. Weekly, 2010) and by Music Connection (May 2019) as “one of the world’s premier public relations firms… [the] roster is eclectic and encompassing. It includes various styles and genres, superstars, musical legends, festivals, award shows and emerging artists. That diversity enables…[the company]…to obtain coverage in multiple outlets and mediums, from underground to mainstream.”

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TOMMY LEE Gets A Crazy Surprise From His Wife Brittany Furlan To Celebrate Solo Album ANDRO Release Friday (10/16)

DT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

TOMMY LEE
GETS “WRAPPED”
BY HIS WIFE BRITTANY FURLAN

Never a dull moment in the world of TOMMY LEE, who’s gearing up for the October 16 release of his solo album ANDRO (Better Noise Music).

At the link below of a video unveiled yesterday (10/12) on TikTok, watch what happens when his wife Brittany Furlan surprises TOMMY, one of the most notorious drummers of the last four decades, by having his black 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith wrapped with the image of his album cover. It all goes down in front of their Calabasas, CA home, and sparks fly when TOMMY sees the wrapped car for the first time. (No strangers to TikTok, Tommy and Brittany’s clips have amassed over 100 million views on the platform this year.)

Brittany: Don’t you love it? It’s your album cover.

Tommy: What the f**k did you do to my car?

Brittany: I put your album cover on it! Look how good it is. It says Tommy Lee. Andro. It’s got the colors. It’s so dope! Now you can drive it around and do all your own promoting.

Tommy: The Black was so expensive. What did you f**king do? You want me to drive this around?

Brittany: Yeah! You don’t even have to hire a publicist. Look at how many people are gonna see! Tommy Lee Andro. Yay he loves it!”

Links:

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJPqxR9X/

Clean Version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zj4lujFicDxPa60Lg9C0EFlvvqaSwx5e/view?usp=sharing

ANDRO is an exciting mix of electro, hip-hop funk, dance and industrial music with an array of special guests including Post Malone via TOMMY’s remix of the Malone/Tyla Yaweh track “Tommy Lee.”

“It was me sitting around writing like a maniac,” says TOMMY about the album. “I would just go down to the studio and tweak out–it would be like, ‘Whoa, he’s been down there for fucking days.’ But I would just be banging on the keyboard, and a sound would inspire me, or suddenly there would be this beat…and it all just followed.”

Here are links to the videos released from the album so far:

TOMMY LEE Social Media:
INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOKTIKTOK

For press inquiries about TOMMY LEE:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider, mschneider@sropr.com

BETTER NOISE MUSIC:
Jamie Roberts, Jamie@betternoise.com

 

Tommy Emmanuel Releases Newly Recorded Instrumental of John Lennon’s “Imagine” Today (10/9)

DT: OCTOBER 9, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/LYNDIE WENNER
SRO PR (LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE, LAS VEGAS)

 

TOMMY EMMANUEL
RELEASES NEWLY RECORDED ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTAL OF
JOHN LENNON’S CLASSIC “IMAGINE”
AS A LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH VINYL SINGLE EXCLUSIVE FOR INDEPENDENT RETAIL ON NOVEMBER 13 IN THE U.S. AND DECEMBER 18 INTERNATIONALLY
VIDEO FOR “IMAGINE” HAS BEEN RELEASED TODAY, OCTOBER 9,
THE SAME DAY LENNON WOULD HAVE BEEN 80 YEARS OLD
WATCH IT HERE

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TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, has today (October 9) released a newly recorded acoustic instrumental of John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single exclusive for independent retail on November 13 in the U.S. and December 18 internationally. A video for the Nashville-based artist’s stirring version of “Imagine” has also been released today, the same day Lennon would have been 80 years old. Watch the video–filmed in Nashville at Tunesmith Studios and directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard for Neighborhoods Apart—here:

“I want to say a big thank you and a big Happy Birthday to John Lennon,” says EMMANUEL. “Thank you John for all your mojo, for all your music and all the great memories that you’ve left us. To celebrate your birthday, I have recorded my version of “Imagine” and it’s only coming out on record. It’s gonna be a 7” vinyl and it’ll be available at your record store. So support your local record store because in these hard times, everybody needs to help each other. If you love John Lennon, like most of us do, and if you love the song “Imagine”—one of the greatest songs of peace ever written, then please go and get my version of ‘Imagine’ and play it for your children. Lots of Love.”

TOMMY recorded “Imagine” on March 5, 2020 in Nashville at Tunesmith Studios right before the pandemic set in. It was produced by Tommy Emmanuel, engineered by Brad Benge, mixed by Brad Benge & Tommy Emmanuel and mastered by Marc DeSisto. “Imagine,” an exclusive release to record stores for 2020, is being issued on Tommy’s label, CGP Sounds (ironically the catalog number is #9).  Only 1,000 copies of the vinyl single are being produced and each one is numbered. The B-side is a Tommy Emmanuel original song, “Since We Met,” that has never appeared on vinyl.

In other TOMMY news, he’ll perform two live-stream concerts on Saturday, November 7. For the first show, at 3:00 PM, he’ll play highlights from his It’s Never Too Late album along with other fan favorites and at the 8:00 PM show, he’ll visit highlights from his Endless Road album along with other fan favorites. For these two live-streams, TOMMY has partnered with Topeka Live to bring a front row concert experience to the audience: he’ll perform in front of giant video monitors where he can see the audience and they’ll be able to see him (they can clap in between songs and he will hear and interact with them).

For more information about the shows, go here.

ABOUT TOMMY EMMANUEL:

TOMMY EMMANUEL has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. He’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominationstwo ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy); repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue; a cover feature for Vintage Guitar’s July 2020 issue; and was Music Radar’s reader’s poll #1 winner of the Ten Best Acoustic Guitarists in The World (December 2019). A noted fingerstyle guitarist, EMMANUEL frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but EMMANUEL never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent. On May 8, 2020, he released a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records). Watch the album trailer here which focuses on TOMMY’s unique ability to tell stories without words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOQEMWYAQ4&feature=youtu.be

For more information on TOMMY EMMANUEL, visit:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | YOUTUBE

SRO PR Assets + Press Releases:
http://sropr.com/portfolio/tommyemmanuel/

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For press inquiries regarding TOMMY EMMANUEL, contact:

SRO PR
(Los Angeles, Nashville, Las Vegas)
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com
Lyndie Wenner // lwenner@sropr.com

Harry Shearer Releases “I Can’t Believe I’m Me,” Tenth Song From The Many Moods Of Donald Trump Album

DATE:      OCTOBER 9, 2020
FROM:     MARCEE RONDAN
 
“THE SIMPSONS” AND “SPINAL TAP” STAR
HARRY SHEARER
RELEASES TENTH SONG IN DONALD TRUMP SERIES:
“I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME”
FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP
I’m winning elections
And adding such class
I brag on erections
And I kick me some ass
Who says a Pres can’t rule by decree (not me!)
When Congress believes
You gotta believe
I can’t believe I’m me
Me
#DonaldTrumpSong
LISTEN TO “I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME” HERE
Hot on the heels of the announcement of his forthcoming album THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP, and following the release of the track Executive Time,” with the accompanying motion capture video, “The Simpsons” and “Spinal Tap” star Harry Shearer has just released the tenth song in the collection.
As the medicated president huffs and puffs his way towards the final lap of the race to the White House, in “I Can’t Believe I’m Me,” SHEARER has the incumbent blasting out a “brassy, craggy worst-of-Broadway anthem” in praise of his not-so-private passion…himself.
SHEARER says of the song that lists all the attributes that Trump finds most attractive in himself: 
“When Donald Trump first rode down that escalator, all most of us saw was his unabashed delight in himself. The rest came later.”
SHEARER recently explained the album to the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, “We ended up having a president that, turns out, demands our daily, if not constant, attention. I decided to comply with his demands and I do pay attention.”
HARRY SHEARER has vocally portrayed every U.S. president of his lifetime. Donald Trump is the third he has portrayed physically, having previously played Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on screen.
With music and lyrics by Harry Shearer, “I Can’t Believe I’m Me” features SHEARER on lead vocal, Wayne Bergeron and Chris Walden on trumpets, Jeff Driskill on saxes, Juliane Gralle and Chris Walden on trombones, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Gregg Bissonette on drums and CJ Vanston on piano, bass and strings. The horn and string arrangement are by HARRY SHEARER, CJ Vanston and Chris Walden. THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP is produced by CJ Vanston on Twanky Records.
THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP
Available October 30 on CD, Digitally and Vinyl
Album details below:
THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP album track listing is as follows
1. I Can’t Believe I’m Me      
Available to watch here
As the medicated president huffs and puffs his way towards the final lap of the race to the White House, in I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME, Shearer has the incumbent blasting out a ‘brassy, craggy worst-of-Broadway anthem’ in praise of his not so private passion…himself
When Donald Trump first rode down that escalator, all most of us saw was his unabashed delight in himself. The rest came later.
2. I Can’t Drive Anymore     
To be released on October 2
3. Son-in-Law   
Available to watch here
Shearer Trump performing an old style New Orleans number in praise his senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Always mentioned as one of Trump’s top aides, Jared Kushner has been given a portfolio that ranges from Middle-East peace to the pandemic. His success rate speaks for itself.
4. Stormy Daniels     
Available to listen to here
A lush string filled ode to passion, power and pay-off.
What good is hush money when it buys so little hush?
5.  Bill of Love
To be released October 16
6. Executive Time
A languorous love of leisure ballad in which Shearer as Trump sings wistfully of those long periods of contemplation and nothingness between unnecessary briefings from so called ‘experts.
When does the President get the time to watch all the TV news? It’s a big section of his daily schedule.
7. I Never Knew Him 
Available to listen to here
An eclectic musical mix in which Trump demonstrates that he might not have “one of the greatest memories of all time” as he purges his contact book and airbrushes his history of those who may be an impediment to his ratings.
A very famous guy has so many people claiming to be his friends or family. It’s always important to clear the air.
8. Very Stable Genius
Available to listen to here
A power ballad in which Trump vaunts his own intellectual prowess combined with his calm and balanced disposition.
When a person refers to himself with that phrase once, it’s newsworthy. When he does it repeatedly, it’s songworthy.
9.  Number One Son    
Available to listen to here
An electric chop suey, listing all Donald Jrs qualities and Trump’s new found love for the boy who serves him well.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the refrigerator.
10. Alabama
Available to listen to here
A southern rock tribute to the state that holds a special place in the President’s “heart”.
The trouble with official hurricane forecast maps is that they don’t often include Sharpie additions. When it’s the state that gave your Presidential campaign its kickoff, a Sharpie warning is the least you can do.
11. COVID-180
Available to listen to here
Alternating stanzas of pumped-up disco and plaintive folk rock to represent the alternating “up” and “down” approaches taken to the pandemic by the President.
Emerson once said “Petty consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Trump agrees, though he may not quite understand it.
12. Acquittal
Available to listen to here
A ‘prog rock revenge anthem’, the president basks in the sheer vitriolic joy on offer when its time to settle scores.
When you’re impeached, and survive, the natural human impulse is balls-out revenge.
13. He Lies
To be released October 23
For more about HARRY SHEARER, click here.
Here’s a link to HARRY SHEARER’s series of Trump-themed songs.
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