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KATE CLARK—Emerging Country Artist—Today Releases Debut Single And Lyric Video “No Halo”

DT: FEBRUARY 26, 2021

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/LYNDIE WENNER
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KATE CLARK—
EMERGING COUNTRY ARTIST—
RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO
“NO HALO”
TODAY, FEBRUARY 26
LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE

AND WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

“No Halo,” the debut single and lyric video released today (February 26) by emerging country artist KATE CLARK, announces the arrival of a fresh talent who’s been gifted with an expressive, elastic voice matched with her sharp yet vulnerable sense of songwriting. With KATE’s introspective lyrics about maintaining a strong self-identity in the face of life’s obstacles and a melodically bright, uplifting chorus, the song is “a melting pot of old-school and new-school,” says the Nashville-based and Austin-born-and-raised artist. “No Halo” was co-written and produced by David Lyndon Huff, whose extensive Nashville credits include producing the Doobie Brothers’ multi-artist tribute album Southbound with such artists as the Zac Brown Band and Vince Gill, and who is the younger brother of renowned producer Dann Huff. Listen to the song here and watch the lyric video here.

KATE plans to keep the excitement building throughout 2021; the singer and songwriter will release a series of singles, a song per month, alternating between original tracks and striking reinterpretations of songs by Oasis (“Wonderwall”), the Doobie Brothers (“Black Water”), and Justin Timberlake (“Drink You Away”).

With “No Halo,” KATE aims straight for the heart with lyrics such as “It ain’t easy/ Nothing’s ever fair/You, me and God know/You can still be good with no halo.”

“Writing ‘No Halo’ was both unfortunately and fortunately a very easy topic for me to write about,” reveals KATE. “Perfection. Why do we seek perfection? We know it’s unattainable, but even knowing this we put ourselves down. For girls and women especially, we’re conditioned from a young age to be ‘good’…you know, ‘be a good girl.’ I was far from perfect. I endured profound pain that over the years turned into profound joy and freedom. It’s amazing what real self-acceptance can do for the human spirit. The ‘Halo’ to me represented perfection, so the title ‘No Halo’ just made sense. I hope when people hear this song it can be another reminder, in the midst of commerce selling perfection, to embrace your ‘flaws,” learn from your failures, and most importantly allow yourself to grow. You can still and always will be good if you can love yourself just as you are, right where you are, even if you’ve misplaced your ‘halo’ or you never had one to begin with.”

Kate Clark
Photo credit: Josh Kranich

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RICHIE FURAY Shares Live Performance Video Of Poco Classic “C’mon” From Double Album Out 4/2

DT: FEBRUARY 26, 2021

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK

RICHIE FURAY
TODAY SHARES LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF
POCO CLASSIC “C’MON”
AHEAD OF APRIL 2 RELEASE OF DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM + DVD
‘50TH ANNIVERSARY RETURN TO THE TROUBADOUR’
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee RICHIE FURAY–one of the chief architects of the country rock genre as a member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and the Souther-Hillman- Furay Band–today (2/26) shared a live performance video of Poco’s in-concert favorite “C’mon” from their classic 1971 live album DeLIVErin.’ The video and single are taken from FURAY’s upcoming 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETURN TO THE TROUBADOUR–a double CD and download as well as a single DVD concert film on DSDK Productions, distributed by MRI Entertainment—out April 2. Watch the video here and listen to the single here. The video was premiered yesterday via Relix. Pre-save and pre-add the album here.

Recorded with The Richie Furay Band at the iconic Los Angeles venue in November 2018, the double album is comprised of two powerful sets: “Still DeLIVErin,’ which encompasses Buffalo Springfield songs, favored Poco tunes and some of FURAY’s finest solo work, and “DeLIVErin’ Again,” a front-to-back performance of Poco’s DeLIVErin’ plus their 1972 signature song “A Good Feelin’ To Know” with Timothy B. Schmit (who joined Poco in 1969 on vocals and bass) singing his parts. The audio for the CD and concert film was mixed and produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Ross Hogarth.

The FURAY-penned “C’mon” is emblematic of Poco’s soaring feel-good songs, one that galvanized its loyal fanbase at headlining shows at venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall and Fillmore East. “’C’mon’ was a song that certainly captured the heart of Poco’s audiences,” says FURAY. “It was a concert closer for our set for quite a few years having that upbeat tempo that just drew our audiences in.”

Lyrically, “C’mon” is a relationship song and one about peace, too, with lines like “I believe that you and I as friends/Should love one and another/Satisfied, have a peace of mind/ Love your neighbor as your brother.” Explains FURAY: “The song broadened out in the third verse to a message of hope for a world that was struggling with war. Either way, I wrote the song hoping it would convey a universal, positive message–that no matter how life looked, there was hope.”

The Troubadour show was truly a magical evening in many ways. The sold-out concert marked FURAY’s 50th anniversary return to the venue where Poco (originally as Pogo) performed their very first shows in 1968. The evening was marked by Timothy B. Schmit joining FURAY on the Schmit-penned “Hear That Music” from DeLIVErin’ and the above-mentioned “A Good Feelin’ To Know.” Timothy also introduced FURAY onstage

after reading a congratulatory note from Cameron Crowe (who intended being at the Troubadour in person but could not make it at the last minute). Timothy then introduced the esteemed artist and producer Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), who presented FURAY with a commemorative award for his 50th anniversary return to the Troubadour. Also on hand at the show and backstage was Randy Meisner, Poco’s first bass player before Schmit replaced him.

Pictured, from left: Richie Furay and Timothy B. Schmit
Photo Credit: DSDK Productions

Tracklisting Page in ‘50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour’

Track listing for 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETURN TO THE TROUBADOUR CD + DVD

CD1: “Still DeLIVErin’”
On The Way Home
Let’s Dance Tonight
We Were The Dreamers
Don’t Let It Pass By
Go and Say Goodbye
Wake Up My Soul
Hard Country
Wind of Change
Anyway Bye Bye
Someday

CD2: “DeLIVErin’ Again”

I Guess You Made It
C’mon
Hear That Music (with Timothy B. Schmit)
Kind Woman
Hard Luck
Child’s Claim To Fame
Pickin’ Up The Pieces
You Better Think Twice
A Man Like Me
Just in Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
Grand Junction
Consequently So Long
Encore: A Good Feelin’ To Know (with Timothy B. Schmit)

Richie Furay Band:

Richie Furay: guitars, vocals
Jesse Furay Lynch, tambourine and vocals
Scott Sellen, guitars, banjo and vocals
Jack Jeckot, keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals
Aaron Sellen, bass guitar and vocals
Alan Lemke, drums

Plus:
Dave Pearlman, pedal steel guitar and dobro
Timothy B. Schmit, vocals

Pictured, Richie Furay and his daughter Jesse Furay Lynch
Photo Credit: Howard Zryb

50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour’
Front Cover Art
‘50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour’
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LA Musician/Producer JASON ACHILLES Helped To Design Microphone on NASA’s MARS 2020 PERSEVERANCE ROVER

DT: FEBRUARY 24, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

LOS ANGELES-BASED MUSICAN / PRODUCER
JASON ACHILLES
HELPS MAKE HISTORY AS A CONSULTANT ASSISTING TO DESIGN
NASA’S MARS 2020 PERSEVERANCE ROVER
MICROPHONE SYSTEM
ALLOWING FOR FIRST-EVER SOUNDS FROM MARS

ACHILLES TO RELEASE NEW INSTURMENTAL SINGLE
“EUROTRASH”
THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
FROM UPCOMING EP

Photo Credit: Hannah Mayorga

Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist and producer JASON ACHILLES has taken his combined passion for music and astronomy to new heights as his work as a research consultant for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has now resulted in a historical first-ever Martian audio recording. ACHILLES was enlisted by NASA in the summer of 2017 to assemble a team of audio research experts to advise on microphone technology to be implemented on the surface of Mars for the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission after pitching David Gruel (Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager for Mars Perseverance at JPL) his concepts for informing a working audio selection, largely based on his work as an audio engineer for the past decade. His team worked towards final selection of audio flight hardware on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover as part of an array of seven cameras known as the EDLCAM system (“entry, descent, and landing”) and successfully obtained sounds from Jezero Crater including a Martian breeze. Listen HERE.

ACHILLES shared the in-depth story of his background in space, how he independently worked to forward the idea of a ‘space microphone’, and what it was like to seize an incredible opportunity to develop this system alongside NASA via WIRED. Read the full interview here: https://www.wired.com/story/musician-who-designed-microphone-mars/

A group of people standing in a room Description automatically generated with medium confidence(L-R) Jason Achilles, David Gruel (Mars Perseverance ATLO manager), Caesar Garcia [EDLCAM Microphone Evaluation Team]

Compilation of sketches from ACHILLES initial pitches to NASA/JPL

Alongside his work with space audio technology, ACHILLES runs his boutique analog recording studio, Organic Audio Recorders, based in downtown LA, and is currently working with Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) on his forthcoming solo album. ACHILLES –who studied classical piano and has a B.A. in Music from UC Berkeley—is a multi-instrumentalist that simultaneously performs guitar, bass and keys using intricate looping techniques. Backed by drummer Forrest Mitchell, the duo released their debut full-length album COMEDOWN in 2016, which was praised by No Depression for its “slick guitar tones, enchanting as they intertwine through each and every song on the record.”

ACHILLES will release a new EP later this spring which was launched with the release of the single “RTL (Ready To Launch)” in December. The second single, “Eurotrash,” will debut this Friday, February 26 across all streaming platforms. Pre-save/order it here: smarturl.it/eurotrash.

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PAPA ROACH Reveal Remastered “Broken As Me (Feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)” off Second Greatest Hits Album Due 3/19 via BETTER NOISE

DT: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

PAPA ROACH
REVEAL OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR REMASTERED
“BROKEN AS ME (feat. DANNY WORSNOP of ASKING ALEXANDRIA)”

MULTI-PLATINUM BAND TO RELEASE SECOND GREATEST HITS ALBUM SHOWCASING TENURE ON BETTER NOISE MUSIC,
‘GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS’

In yet another showing of their deep catalogue, iconic, multi-platinum rock band PAPA ROACH have shared a brand new, remastered version of their 2015 release, “Broken As Me,” inviting vocalist Danny Worsnop from British rock group Asking Alexandria to feature on the song.

“He’s been on our list for a while,” said PAPA ROACH’s lead singer Jacoby Shaddix, “and having just toured together, we thought of Danny first when listening to some of the deeper cuts on the album. With the pandemic in full swing, Danny was down right away. He’s one of the best vocalists in rock music, so we’re happy he said yes.”

Worsnop added, “Making music with my friends is something I always love and enjoy so when Jacoby called me about doing something together I was in right away. The Papa Roach guys have been close friends for a long time now and I’m glad they were able to see that the only thing holding them back from stardom all these years was not having me sing on a new version of one of their songs. I think this is really going to put them on the map and from the bottom of my heart, they’re welcome!”

The track, with such emotionally charged lyrics and raw, powerful vocals from both artists, is set to be included on their second greatest hits collection, GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS, out March 19 on Better Noise Music. Check out the re-energized version of “Broken As Me” in the lyric video above or streaming HERE.

GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS features 21 tracks including 12 of the band’s recent Top 10 singles released between 2010-2019 through Better Noise Music. The set also includes previously unreleased remixes and acoustic recordings recorded Live at YouTube Studios in NYC. This set marks the Sacramento band’s second greatest hits collection, a benchmark seldom reached by contemporaries; their first greatest hits set, …To Be Loved–The Best of Papa Roach, comprised their time from 1999–2009 on Interscope Records.

Meanwhile, “The Ending (Remastered 2020)”–the first single from GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS–was released last November and is currently #4 at Active Rock radio. It was accompanied by a haunting music video comprised of footage from the upcoming BETTER NOISE FILMS horror-thriller movie THE RETALIATORS which debuts in the Autumn and will feature vocalist JACOBY SHADDIX’s motion picture debut.

“We wanted to commemorate the last 10 years of our journey with a sampling of the music that got us here,” shares guitarist Jerry Horton. “None of it could have been possible without the support of all of our families, our friends, or team and most of all, you–our fans.”

Pre-order/pre-save Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years here.

PAPA ROACH have continued to stretch their boundaries throughout the years, including features with artists outside their genre–such as their 2017 track “Periscope” with pop artist Skylar Grey (which is included on the new release)–and most recently collaborating with TikTok star/up-and-coming artist JERIS JOHNSON on a new version of their iconic hit “Last Resort.” Check out the collaboration in the music video for “Last Resort Reloadedhere.

To date PAPA ROACH have led the path for contemporary rock artists in the digital streaming era with over 2 billion streams globally and 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify. This set encompasses their career history of over 20 Top 5 Active Rock singles, 13 of which occurred in the past decade including four #1 singles –“Face Everything and Rise” (2014), “Help” and “Born For Greatness” (both 2017) and “Come Around” (2019).

TRACK LISTING:
1. Born For Greatness (Remastered 2020)
2. Help (Remastered 2020)
3. Elevate (Remastered 2020)
4. Come Around (Remastered 2020)
5. Broken As Me (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)
6. Falling Apart (Remastered 2020)
7. Who Do You Trust? (Remastered 2020)
8. Gravity (feat. Maria Brink) (Remastered 2020)
9. American Dreams (Remastered 2020)
10. Face Everything and Rise (Remastered 2020)
11. Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey) (Remastered 2020)
12. Still Swingin’ (Remastered 2020)
13. The Ending (Remastered 2020)
14. Burn (Remastered 2020)
15. Kick In The Teeth (Remastered 2020)
16. Elevate (Aelonia Remix)
17. Help (Aelonia Remix)
18. Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)
19. Top of the World (Aelonia Remix)
20. Face Everything and Rise (Live Acoustic)
21. Leader of the Broken Hearts (Live Acoustic)

PAPA ROACH with Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria (far right)
Photo Credit: Darren Craig (Papa Roach) / Sanjay Parikh (Danny Worsnop)

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BUDDERSIDE Uncage New Single/Music Video “Wide Awake” filmed at Abandoned Old L.A. Zoo

DT: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 


BUDDERSIDE
UNVEIL NEW SINGLE/MUSIC VIDEO
“WIDE AWAKE”
FILMED AT ABANDONED OLD L.A. ZOO

WATCH HERE

SOPHOMORE ALBUM
SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE

DUE MARCH 26 VIA MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC/SILVER LINING MUSIC

Los Angeles-based quintet BUDDERSIDE conjure high-energy alt-rock anthems which bridge the gap between the sexy swagger of the Sunset Strip and the soulful depths of Seattle on their forthcoming sophomore release SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE out March 26 via Motörhead Music/Silver Lining Music. The band have now unveiled a third single from the album with the striking track “Wide Awake” out today, February 19, across all digital platforms. The music video for “Wide Awake”—seen streaming below–was filmed at the abandoned Old L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park and shares an important story correlated to the single and album’s concept art.

“Every song always has a symbol, a visual story,” explains vocalist/founding member Patrick Stone. “‘Spiritual Violence’ lays down ten tarot cards, each representing a song. The story of ‘Wide Awake’ is one of manifesting your dreams, after a journey through Hell to reach them. The Hand Of Fatima is featured on the artwork for ‘Wide Awake’ and is the perfect reflection of this lesson. In the video, the band all pick cards from evil’s deck which reflect pieces of a puzzle that when all are in place reveal a greater destiny they share together.”

Getting to the abandoned location to film was a journey itself as drummer Jeff Dewbray recalls. “I got to take my drums on a f*ckin’ hike through an abandoned zoo. And that’s just the beginning of the madness in these videos! ‘Wide Awake’ has always been one of my favorite songs in the live set and every damn time I count it in, I know hysteria is bound to break out.  I’m forever grateful for everyone involved and couldn’t be more excited to show you all this video!”

 

Pre-order/pre-save SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE: https://smarturl.it/spiritual-violence

SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE was recorded with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Godsmack, Papa Roach) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage). Its 10 tracks careen through STONE’s journey of overcoming addiction, loss and heartbreak to discovering resurrection with patience, perseverance and meditation set over soaring melodies and catchy refrains. BUDDERSIDE previously shared two singles: “Zen”–via MXDWN which American Songwriter applauded for “hav(ing) effortlessly aligned jazz, funk and pop influences with their rock persona that lends to interesting chord progressions and key changes”–and “Pardon Me (featuring Phil Campbell of Motörhead)”–whose animated music video depicted the story behind how the band was introduced and signed to Motörhead Music by its late founder, Motörhead vocalist Lemmy Kilmister.

BUDDERSIDE has previously been seen on tours alongside Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax and L.A. Guns as well as being featured on international festivals including Wacken Open Air, Motörboat, Malmö Festival and the Monsters Of Rock cruise. They most recently shared their infectious live performance with audiences in December via a special livestream performance at the iconic Sunset Strip venue Whisky A Go Go which was aired across their socials as well as the equally famed Rainbow Bar and Grill’s networks in honor of Lemmy’s birthday which included a guest appearance and post-show Q&A panel from former MTV VJ and music personality Matt Pinfield.

(Lineup (l-r): Logan Nikolic, Jeff Dewbray {top}, Gabe Maska, Patrick Stone {top}, Sam “Bam” Koltun; Photo Credit: Mathias Fau)

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Alt-metal Outfit AMERICAN TERROR Revive Rare House of Pain track “Legend” In New Music Video

DT: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ALT-METAL OUTFIT
AMERICAN TERROR
REVIVE RARE HOUSE OF PAIN TRACK
WITH NEW COVER SINGLE/MUSIC VIDEO
“LEGEND”

WATCH HERE

 


Atlanta-based alt-metal outfit AMERICAN TERROR dug into the archives to revive the rare “Legend (Lethal Dose Remix)” track from hip hop group House of Pain, which was solely released on their 1994 EP Legend and never made available digitally. AMERICAN TERROR—which consists of drummer Rob Hammersmith (Skid Row) and Grayson Manor alumni vocalist Brad Cox, guitarist Pat Valley and bassist GK Via—add in their aggressive, unique brew of metal, punk, hard rock and rap to give the single a second chance to see the light of day with their hard-hitting cover out today, Friday, February 19. Watch the music video debut for “Legend” (streaming below) which highlights the track’s themes revolving around drug abuse, suicide and mental health issues, with tributes to several artists that have succumbed to those struggles in recent years.

“I chose this song because I always loved House Of Pain and hip hop” shares Cox, who also produced and mixed the track at the Lawrenceville, GA-based Black Paw Studios which he is a partner of with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, MegadethMetallica). “This song never got the credit it deserved. The subject matter still stands strong and relevant to everything going on in the world right now. The song tackles drug abuse and suicides, which given the current times, everyone is feeling the pain and struggle. We’ve lost too many talented people because of this and too many people in general.”

 

AMERICAN TERROR’s debut record Influencer was released last year by the EMP Label Group and has logged more than 250,000 Spotify streams which was led by singles “Judgement” and “She’s A B*tch.” Following its release, the band shared a genre-bending remix of “Judgement”—mastered by Glenn Schick (Lil Wayne, Future, Ludacris). The track features legendary rapper Sticky Fingaz, who is known for his group Onyx’s hit “Slam” as well as a guest appearance (“Remember Me”) on Eminem‘s classic The Marshall Mathers LP; he is also an award-winning ASCAP songwriter for his work with Travis Scott.

AMERICAN TERROR are currently tracking material for their sophomore release due later this year. Cox shares that they’ve “elevated the band to a new level and truly found their identity.” Stay tuned for further news on its release in the coming months.

Photo Credit: Dee Flores

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TASH SULTANA Today Releases Their New Album ‘Terra Firma’

DATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

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TASH SULTANA TODAY RELEASES
THEIR NEW ALBUM
TERRA FIRMA
LISTEN NOW

ARIA Award winner TASH SULTANA has today released their sophomore album, TERRA FIRMA, out now on Mom + Pop Music.

LISTEN TO TERRA FIRMA NOW

Having already given fans five tastes of the music one can expect on TERRA FIRMA (“Sweet & Dandy,” “Willow Tree” feat. Jerome Farah, “Greed,” “Beyond The Pine” and “Pretty Lady”), the album showcases 14 tracks that are recognisably TASH SULTANA, but its lyricism delves deeper, its impact more nuanced. The expansive “Coma” flows with vision, the evocative “Greed” proffers a soul-funk examination of the corrupting influence of wealth and fame. And the idyllic love song “Let The Light In” feels close and warm–“I’ve just found my one. She’s a golden gem,” they smile when they speak of their fiancé. “Sweet & Dandy” is a slinky indictment on the internet era’s information overload. “But where’s the wisdom? Where’s the knowledge?” TASH asks. “Vanilla Honey”–named after the two flavoured cigars gifted to TASH from their partner–is a tender ode to how love can centre us amidst the chaos.

TERRA FIRMA sees TASH bare their soul on two levels. Spiritually, it arrived in a time of global detachment and acted as a conduit to reconnect to their core selves–something TASH had been dismissing during strenuous global tours. And musically, where its 14 tracks take root into far-reaching sonic territory.

TASH has added to the looped and layered jams with a dazzling patchwork of soul, funk, R&B, folk, rock, hip-hop–you name it. The result is TASH’s most ambitious triumph to date. It’s Erykah Badu meets Bon Iver, meets John Mayer, meets whatever.”

Written and recorded over a full year, from October 2019 to October 2020, TERRA FIRMA saw TASH in full flight as they recorded, engineered, performed, arranged, and produced the album themselves. Four to six days a week were spent in their Melbourne studio, and just when TASH surpassed the 200-day mark on the project, it was done.

Presented with a title inspired by finding their home within themselves, TERRA FIRMA is the work of a more confident, dynamic, and experienced musician. The record was conceived amid a period of self-reflection when life was involuntarily slowed down amid a global pandemic. When TASH wasn’t in the studio, they found time for surfing, gardening, writing poetry and a healthy balance from the hectic touring lifestyle that defined their existence.

While TERRA FIRMA still cements the oft-used description of a “one-person band”, the record hosts a first for TASH SULTANA with four carefully chosen co-writers. TASH collaborated with fellow ARIA winners in artist Matt Corby and producer Dann Hume (Courtney Barnett, Amy Shark) on “Pretty Lady,” “Crop Circles,” “Beyond the Pine” and “Greed.” Meanwhile, “Willow Tree,” the nocturnal groover about get-rich-quick pyramid schemes, features TASH’s high school friend Jerome Farah. Farah is signed to TASH’s own Lonely Lands Agency, launched in 2019. Finally, “Dream My Life Away,”an ethereal, guitar-driven duet, was co-written with close friend Josh Cashman, who TASH tapped as their tour support through America in 2017.

For TASH SULTANA, artistic growth is paramount. It makes sense then, that the live shows for TERRA FIRMA will showcase TASH in a new light. “2020 was about recording and writing the music. And this year will be about creating the show and bringing it to people,” says TASH. “The new live show is everything the live show already was, plus a few things up my sleeve–but you’ll have to be there to understand,” they tease.

“I’ll always be solo,” TASH adds. “That will never, ever, ever change.”

For TERRA FIRMA, the goal seemed simple: to make music that comes from a place that’s unashamedly honest and ventures new territory. Because if it does, you’ll never fuck up,” TASH reflects. “I want to be an artist and make music non-stop, and just set the bar for myself every single time.… I just wanted to feel better, be better, perform better, play better, sing better. To be a better musician. And I think this record does that.”

ABOUT TASH SULTANA

Since dropping their debut album two years ago, TASH has only gone from strength to strength in a career already abundant with highlights. With over 1 billion total worldwide streams, has broken attendance records around the world including a sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre, performing stand out sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and more, TASH has also made their US debut TV performance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.

In Australia, TASH’s debut album FLOW STATE was nominated for six ARIA Awards including winning the ARIA for Blues and Roots Album Of The Year and they undertook a massive sold out Australian headline tour with over 70,000 tickets around the country. “Jungle” and “Notion” are ARIA accredited 2x Platinum, whilst “Mystik,” “Murder to the Mind” and the NOTION EP all ARIA accredited Gold.

TASH SULTANA’s sophomore album TERRA FIRMA is out now on Mom+Pop Music.

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Psych Rockers SPIRIT MOTHER To Be Featured Saturday, 2/20, on VOL. 3 of LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT Concert Film Series

DT: FEBRUARY 18, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: VOL. 1-5
–A WORLD PREMIERE LIVESTREAM CONCERT FILM SERIES EXPERIENCE–
TO LAUNCH VOLUME 3 ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
FEATURING
SPIRIT MOTHER

HEAVY PSYCH ROCKERS SHARE PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE OF SINGLE
“SPACE CADETS”
ON PREVIEW VIDEO TRAILER;
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Live In The Mojave Desert: Volume 3 – Spirit Mother Official Trailer

LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: VOL.1-5 will continue to present their world premiere livestream concert film series highlighting the California Desert Rock scene this Saturday, February 20 with VOLUME 3 featuring Long Beach, CA heavy psych rockers SPIRIT MOTHER. Take a peek at performance footage of their single “Space Cadets” backed by a visual performance from the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show in the event trailer streaming above or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_VmwXZ_wUrk. Tickets are on sale now for $10 which allow access to the experience starting at 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time Zone as well as video on demand replay for 72 hours. Get yours now HERE. Additional merch options are available including an exclusive limited-edition ‘Desert Lizard’ poster (pictured below) featuring art by John Howard and pre-order options for the concert stream on Vinyl (black variant and limited test pressing), CD or Blu-Ray at https://www.liveinthemojavedesert.com/merch-store.

Inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii 1972 concert documentary film, LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: VOLUMES 1-5 kicked off their bi-weekly streams on January 23 which has so far included performances from San Diego-based krautrock trio EARTHLESS and stoner rock outfit NEBULA which includes ex-Fu Manchu member Eddie Glass. Additional volumes will feature heavy psychedelic rock trio MOUNTAIN TAMER (March 6) and STONER (March 20)—the new project from ex-Kyuss members Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri.

During the stream, viewers will experience an hour of performance footage–filmed and recorded throughout day and night from the natural amphitheater of California’s Mojave Desert—along with a virtual pre-show hangout session with band members discussing their favorite concert films and sharing psychedelic video clips and other trippy footage. Think MTV in the 80’s but with stoners and heshers!

(Poster Artwork by John Howard)

Here’s what some critics are saying about LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: VOLUME 1-5 experiences so far:

“The difference, of course, is the professional, concert-film level at which ‘Live in the Mojave Desert’ is executed. On a sheer production level, it’s unmatched by anything I’ve seen in the streaming era, and in the use of visual effects, Sam Grant‘s skillful, rhythmic editing, the inclusion of Mad Alchemy and the sense of urgency that’s driving the whole project, it is a rare positive marker for this time that has disintegrated the live music experience and perhaps changed it permanently.”
– The Obelisk, 2/8/21, Nebula Stream review

“The on-paper proposition doesn’t really do justice to actually seeing nighttime desert rocks painted with light while Earthless tear a hole in the galaxy as only they seem able to do…this series of five streams that Earthless kicked off is more than just a show to watch for would-be real-life attendees. Sitting in my living room on a cold January afternoon, it was pure sonic escapism…the fact of the matter is that even if gigs were happening, the Live in the Mojave Desert series would be something incredible to witness.”
– My Rock News, 1/25/21, Earthless Stream Review

“Be under no false impression, this is a musical experience like no other. From the early portions of the stream that has interviews, discussions about the difficulties of filming in the Mojave Desert and music from a wide array of stoner, doom and psych bands. Often with trippy visuals as the backdrop to get you in that psychedelic mood.”
– GBHBL, 1/28/21, Earthless Stream review

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Post Malone’s “It’s A Raid” Animated Video Debuts Today

DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2021

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

OZZY OSBOURNE’S
“IT’S A RAID”
ANIMATED VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY (FEBRUARY 11)
AT 7:30 PM (ET)/4:30 PM (PT)

WATCH PARTY AND LIVE YouTube CHAT WITH
COLLABORATOR POST MALONE
SET FOR 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT)
ON OZZY’S CHANNEL

SONG IS THE FINAL RELEASE FROM
OSBOURNE’S #1
‘ORDINARY MAN’
ROCK ALBUM

Later today (February 11), OZZY OSBOURNE will premiere a new animated video for “It’s A Raid” from his #1 and acclaimed 2020 ORDINARY MAN album. The clip will debut at 7:30 PM (ET)/4:30 PM (PT), with OZZY and collaborator Post Malone set to host a watch party beginning at 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT) on OZZY’s official YouTube channel.

At a SiriusXM listening party last year to celebrate the release of ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records) OZZY recounted the song’s inspiration. While recording Black Sabbath’s VOL. 4 in Bel Air, California, OSBOURNE triggered the home’s security alarm and police surrounded the home, which he says had “piles of marijuana and cocaine.” OSBOURNE adds, “I’m shouting, ‘IT’S A FUCKIN’ RAIIIIID,” before hiding the drugs and ingesting cocaine while hiding in one of the home’s bathrooms.”

In the video, directed by Tomas Lenert, OZZY and Post Malone team up for a truly wild ride. The clip begins with OSBOURNE and Malone at the infamous Bel Air, CA house (which served as the inspiration for the song) before they lead police through the streets of the city and passing iconic Los Angeles landmarks on their journey.

“A couple of years ago I didn’t even know who Post Malone was,” OZZY says. “Since then we’ve worked together on two studio tracks and have performed together twice. Understandably Covid-19 made it difficult to get together to shoot a music video for ‘It’s a Raid’ so we opted for this wildly imagined animated video for the final single from the ORDINARY MAN album.” OZZY, who’s been in the studio working on a new album with producer Andrew Watt, adds that he “can’t wait to for everyone to hear my new music.”

This marks the second duet with Malone. The two previously teamed on “Take What You Want” from his Hollywood’s Bleeding album (which they also performed at last year’s “American Music Awards”). The track was produced by Watt, who collaborated with OSBOURNE for ORDINARY MAN as both producer and co-writer.

Here’s some critical feedback on “It’s A Raid”:

BILLBOARD (2-20): The track is “is a blitz of screaming metal that finds Osbourne in classic spooky grandpa mode, wailing about voices breathing through the phone, never feeling alone and the horrifying revelation that God is actually Satan, and he’s waiting right here for you. ‘Out in Hollywood, I’ve been locked up for seven days/ I’m never coming out/ Why do i feel my life accelerate/ I’m never coming down,’ Osbourne sings on the chorus over raging, double-kick drums and a wall of high-speed guitars. Leaving behind his hip-hop cadence, Posty straight up sings in his best Ozzy bellow, lamenting, ‘Outside my window, there’s a silhouette/ My rifle’s right beside my bed/ Hold on, I’m runnin’ out of cigarettes/ F–k!’ The thundering track ends with a final raging chorus featuring both singers and some flat-out shouting of the title over a light speed guitar solo.”

ROLLING STONE (2-20) described the song as “the thrashy new track, Osbourne takes the lead with Malone serving as Osbourne’s backup singer and hype man for the rest of the track.”

LOUDWIRE (2-20): “the high-energy number ‘It’s a Raid.’ The blistering rocker lands among the eleven tracks on Osbourne’s twelfth solo album Ordinary Man…A punky but catchy burst of audio, it’s perhaps the most adrenaline-fueled of the growing collaborations between the “Prince of Darkness” and the rock-indebted rapper.

IHEART (2-20): “The explicit track is set at a breakneck tempo and features Ozzy and Malone trading lines before unfolding into a half-time crawl in the bridge.”

SPIN (2-20): “The song is a banger…”

In its first week of release, the critically acclaimed ORDINARY MANOSBOURNE’s first new solo album in ten years–was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MAN entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries (including America and the U.K.) making it the highest charting album of OZZY’s career.

ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.

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THE BLACK MOODS Reveal Stirring Music Video for “Home”

DT: FEBRUARY 8, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

THE BLACK MOODS
REVEAL STIRRING VIDEO FOR BALLAD
“HOME”

SONG IS FEATURED ON BAND’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM
‘SUNSHINE’

WATCH HERE

Modern classic rock trio THE BLACK MOODS tug at listeners’ heart strings with the touching music video for the ballad “Home” featured on their recent sophomore album SUNSHINE. The video for “Home” (as seen streaming above) shares the emotional struggle of being apart from loved ones due to rigorous touring and recording schedules bands endure with personal private footage from vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY, drummer CHICO DIAZ and bassist JORDAN HOFFMAN.

“I wrote ‘Home’ about being on the road, away from the ones you love and hoping they don’t grow up too fast or grow away from you before you get back,” shares KENNEDY. “We love touring and being in the studio, but there is a definite sacrifice you make when you do what we do.  That is exactly what ‘Home’ is about.”

THE BLACK MOODS are a story of success and growth despite a pandemic amidst all odds working against them. Refusing to postpone the release of SUNSHINE–which was recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis–the band went full steam ahead, marking several career highlights along the way including their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock charting single, title track “Sunshine” at #16 and a cover feature with their hometown local weekly newspaper, Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020). Three additional album singles made the Top 30 including “Bad News(#24), “Bella Donna” (#29) and “Whatcha Got (#30).

In the months following SUNSHINE’s release, the band moved their home studio from Phoenix to the Ozarks (where Kennedy was raised) and began working again with Karkazis on their next album in addition to remotely recording a forthcoming single with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles). THE BLACK MOODS also recorded a fiery cover of “I Need To Know,” originally released in 1978 by one of their most esteemed musical idols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. THE BLACK MOODS shared their version of the song October 23 across all digital platforms. Listen HERE.

Known for their galvanizing live performances—which have seen them appear alongside acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Collective Soul and The Gin BlossomsTHE BLACK MOODS will take the stage at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento this October.

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