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“American Horror Story” Murder House Reveals Details For Paranormal Halloween Weekend Live Stream

DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

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

EXORCIST BISHOP JAMES LONG, PSYCHIC AND WHITE WITCH PATTI NEGRI, VAMPIRE EXPERT MICHELLE BELANGER, PROLIFIC HISTORIAN AND HALLOWEEN EXPERT LISA MORTON, TAROT EXPERT SASHA GRAHAM, ENERGY HEALER SATISH DHOLAKIA, PSYCHIATRIST DR WAGUIH ISHAK AND HOMEOWNER AND CARDIOLOGIST/PROFESSOR DR ERNST VON SCHWARZ AMONG PARANORMAL EXPERTS WHO WILL LEAD WEEKEND-LONG HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

$25 TICKET FOR PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ALLOWS
THREE DAYS OF 24-HOUR VIRTUAL ACCESS TO HOUSE AND ALL EVENTS

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW

With this week’s announcement that The Infamous American Horror Story Murder House will open to the public for the first time ever, homeowners Dr Ernst von Schwarz and his wife Angela Oakenfold have now revealed the list of participants for the three-day, 24-hour first-ever live stream event from the notorious historical Los Angeles monument. Watch a preview of the livestream here.

Kicking off at dusk Thursday, October 29 and closing out at sunset Sunday, November 1, The Murder House livestream event will feature 15 cameras set up throughout the 10,000-square foot home streaming live throughout the entire weekend.

Beyond The Murder House live stream, viewers will see daily programming (details below). 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).

An initial outline of the weekend’s events is as follows:

●The first-ever paranormal investigation will be carried out by Exorcist Bishop James Long, who has appeared on “Ghost Adventures,” “The Possessed,” “Gates Of Hell,” “Exorcism Live!” and “Portals To Hell”

●Famous psychic and white witch Patti Negri from “Ghost Adventures” will lead the houses first-ever seance

●Michelle Belanger, vampire expert and acclaimed author who has been seen on “Paranormal State,” “Portals To Hell “ and “The Real Vampire Files” will delve into the haunting world of the occult

●Prolific historian and Halloween expert Lisa Morton will take us on an exploration of the history & traditions of Halloween

●Tarot expert Sasha Graham will explain the world of tarot and one lucky ticket holder will get a virtual reading live on air

●Energy healer Satish Dholakia will give advice on how to protect yourself from negative energies and unwanted evil entities

●Psychiatrist Dr Waguih Ishak will discuss the addictive nature of horror and the pathology of fear

●Homeowner and cardiologist and Professor Dr Ernst von Schwarz will delve into the history of medieval torture techniques

Tickets are on sale now at www.themurderhouse.com. In addition, a commemorative t-shirt for the event will be on sale on the website. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Baby2Baby charity.

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Acoustic Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter IAN GOTHE Reveals ‘Robin Hood-esque’ Music Video for “Liezah” (The Coral cover)

DT: OCTOBER 23, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH

 

MULTICULTURAL ACOUSTIC GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER
IAN GOTHE

JOINS FORCES WITH AMERICANA-UK
TO REVEAL MUSIC VIDEO + Q&A FOR
LIEZAH
(ORIGINALLY PERFORMED BY ENGLISH OUTFIT THE CORAL)

DIRECTED BY
PRINCE BAGDASARIAN

TRACK FEATURED ON IAN’S DEBUT ALBUM
‘MEMENTO’

OUT NOW VIA BLACKBIRD RECORD LABEL

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“With excellent musicianship and an engaging arrangement, Gothe makes the song his own.”
–Andrew Frolish, Americana-UK (10/21/2020)

Los Angeles-based acoustic guitarist-singer-songwriter IAN GOTHE spent much of his adolescence traveling across continents in search of a home. Born to an Armenian family in Iran, his family relocated to England before the revolution and he later made his way to the United States. Being able to experience music from his vast cultural upbringing influenced his eclectic style which fuses musical genres and language barriers alike. On his debut album MEMENTO—co-produced by IAN and Grammy-winning producer with engineer Jim Scott (Wilco, Tom Petty) and released this past February via the California-based Blackbird Record LabelIAN pays tribute to these influences including a lively cover of “Liezah” by the revered British rock group The Coral. He has partnered with the UK-based site Americana-UK to premiere the song’s cinematic music video which was shot in multiple locations throughout Southern California. Watch it streaming below or via YouTube here and read a Q&A with IAN below.

The music video is based on IAN’s “story of a modern-day Robin Hood,” and features actress + model Katie Shorey as Liezah while being directed by Prince Bagdasarian whose current film Abducted is airing now on Showtime, and his directorial debut feature film Abstraction has garnered various awards at festivals after its release in the U.S. by Breaking Glass Pictures in 2015. Read more about the track and the making of the video in a Q&A below with IAN.

Ian Gothe - Liezah

IAN GOTHE Q&A ABOUT THE “LIEZAH”
TRACK + VIDEO

What did you want the video to communicate?

IAN GOTHE: “This is the fifth video from the album.  Just like the previous four, I wanted each to be different from the previous one.  In this video, I didn’t want the focus to be on me–I wanted it to be on the main character, Liezah, for which actress Katie Shorey did a great job.  I wanted the video to be entertaining, to tell a fun short story.  So I wrote the story of a modern-day Robin Hood.”

Where was the video filmed?

“There were different residential properties utilized in Glendale, Montrose and La Crescenta. The nighttime driving footage was shot in Montrose, the laundromat footage was filmed in City of Sylmar and the outside city/horse footage was captured in the Acton.”

Any interesting anecdotes to relate during the making of the video?

“On the last day of filming, we were heading to Saddleback Butte State Park to capture some desert footage and possibly some footage at an abandoned gas station near the park.  On our way there in a 1968 Firebird, the car stalled on us on the freeway and we were still about an hour and a half away from our destination.  About ten minutes later while waiting for a tow truck, the car started again, and we got off the first exit to a safe location.  The car was running now but we didn’t want to take the chance to drive to the desert and get stuck there, so instead of calling it a day, we said let’s see if we can find an interesting location near here that we can use.  After driving in the area for about 15 minutes, we stopped in front of a barn that looked cool.  We got out and I started playing/singing the song. What happened next was really cool–a few horses came down the hill and stood in front of me and started to intensely listen to the song, and we said that’s it! This is the location! And the horses ended up in the video.  The car stalling on us was a happy accident.”

What led you to cover this song by the British group The Coral?

“Whenever I hear the song, it takes me back to the time when I lived in England.  Reminds me of the good times I had there.”

What do you feel the song possesses that inspired you to do your own version?

“Well, I love the lyrical imagery of the song.  Also just like me, I think at one point or another everyone has had a Liezah in their lives, a woman who was not particularly nice to them, but no matter what she did, you still love her.”

Your version of the song had beautiful production touches. Can you walk about what you feel producer Jim Scott added to the track?

“Yes, it was a pleasure working with Jim.  It was Jim who asked me to play the electric sitar on this song.  Another cool instrument that Jim had in his studio that we used on this song was a vintage marxophone. One more thing that I’m personally proud of in this video is the intro music that I played on the pedal harp.”

MEMENTO features performances by all-star musicians Derek Frank (Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani), Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple), Tamir Barzilay (Macy Gray, Tal Wilkenfeld), and Sam Babayan (The Dirty Diamond).

The album’s leading single was a cover of The Doors’ “Spanish Caravan” premiered via Guitar Player magazine (10/30/19) and garnered praise from The Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger who said: I love it! It’s tough to cover Doors songs because the originals are so iconic. But Ian wasn’t afraid to stick to the original format and did a great job of capturing the feel. There’s a new flamenco/rock movement happening now in Europe–maybe Ian will lead the way!”


Three additional singles were released during the campaign: his original track “Take Me Home,” which is sung entirely in Armenian, opening track “Andalusian Moondance” and “Blood On the Rooftops In Montrose.” The latter is IAN’s homage to Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett for which the intro to the song is from Hackett’s “Blood On The Rooftops,” from the Genesis album Wind & Wuthering, paired with an original piece by IAN.

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Heavy Metal Trio RUSTY EYE Debut “Hellbound Witch” Video; New Album ‘Dissecting Shadows’ Out Today

DT: OCTOBER 23, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 


HEAVY METAL TRIO
RUSTY EYE
SHARE SULTRY HORROR-THEMED MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“HELLBOUND WITCH”
PEGGED TO RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM
‘DISSECTING SHADOWS’

OUT TODAY (OCTOBER 23)
VIA EPOCHÉ RECORDS/BLOOD BLAST DISTRIBUTION

WATCH HERE

If this band isn’t already one of your favorites, they damn well need to be.”
-Hails and Horns Magazine (September 2011)

Los Angeles-based heavy metal trio RUSTY EYE today (October 23) have unveiled their first new music in over six years with their sixth full-length album DISSECTING SHADOWS via Epoché Records/Blood Blast Distribution. The album highlights their definitive “Rust’n’Roll” sound which packs the essential elements of “the three M’s–Misfits, Motörhead, and Maiden” with its blend of prog, thrash, punk, blackened death and synthwave. The band have also shared the seductive horror-themed music video for its third single, “Hellbound Witch,” which premiered yesterday (October 22) via Cryptic Rock.

Hellbound Witch” was filmed at the infamous Jumbo’s Clown Room strip club in Hollywood, CA with director Alejandro Ordonez (Raubtier Productions), who also did the same honors for their two previously premiered video singles: “This Is Permanent” (via Metal Injection, 8/27) and “Can’t Wait To Go To Hell” (via Decibel Magazine, 9/17). “Hellbound Witch” arrives just in time for Halloween as it follows the haunting tale of three ‘hell bound witches.’ Watch it streaming below or on YouTube here.

Rusty Eye - Hellbound Witch (Official Music Video)RUSTY EYE: “Hellbound Witch” Music Video

DISSECTING SHADOWS is available now on CD, Vinyl (limited to 500 clear variants) and a special limited-edition branded boombox and cassette bundle at http://store.rustyeye.com. Digital downloads are available across all platforms here.

RUSTY EYE—which along with Mr. Rust includes co-vocalist/drummer Miss Randall and guitarist Baron Murtland—have previously released five studio albums, a catalog of EPs, live records, singles, and music videos that have seen them featured in several notable music outlets including Noisey, Revolver, Metalsucks, Metal Edge, Exclaim! and Music Connection, while their horror-themed lyrics and videos have received praise from the likes of horror genre outlets including Rue Morgue and the defunct FEARnet.com. Their 2014 release ­Saca el Cobre–a cover album of Spanish language classics by Cuca, Amantes de Lola, Fobia, Caifanes, Café Tacuba, and Maldita Vecindad–caught the attention of famed Mexican musician and filmmaker Sergio Arau, who hired RUSTY EYE to be his backing band.

(lineup[l-r]: Mr. Rust, Miss Randall, Baron Murtland; Photo Credit: Fabien Photo)

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DEAD ROCK WEST Releases Politically Charged Song And Video “Revolution In The Garden” Today 10/23

DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2020

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK

DEAD ROCK WEST
TURN UP THE HEAT WITH
POLITICALLY CHARGED SONG AND VIDEO,
REVOLUTION IN THE GARDEN,”
OUT TODAY ON BLACKBIRD RECORD LABEL

Photo Credit: Mark Dektor

Acclaimed Los Angeles-based band DEAD ROCK WEST, led by vocalist Cindy Wasserman and singer-guitarist Frank Lee Drennen, return today, October 23, with a politically charged song and video Revolution In The Gardenon Blackbird Record Label. The video was premiered October 21 via American Songwriter with a piece by Paul Zollo who noted that “the new passionately incendiary single by the acclaimed Americana-plus band Dead Rock West, led by Frank Lee Drennen and Cindy Wasserman…is a great song and remarkable record, expansively produced by David J Carpenter, and delivered with urgency by Frank and Cindy together, bringing back the dual spirit of John Doe and Exene in X.”

“Revolution In The Garden” marks a potent new sound for DEAD ROCK WEST whose 2017 album More Love was produced by punk rock legend John Doe of X and who’ve toured with X, Dave & Phil Alvin, and Peter Case. The band’s line-up is rounded out by Geoff Pearlman (lead guitar), David J Carpenter (lead bass guitar) and Phil Parlapiano (lead piano + keys). On the new song, they’re joined by Matt Lynott of The White Buffalo on lead drums, indie artist Patrick Dennis (lead percussion) and The Section Quartet (strings).

“Revolution In The Garden” is sonically propulsive and lyrically a powerful call-to-action with lines like “The voice in our head/The voice on the tube/The voice tellin’ us/We’re all gonna lose.” The video was directed and shot by Drennen in the Frogtown area of Los Angeles. Its quick-cut edits underline the urgency of the song which was written by Drennen and indie rock artist Patrick Dennis 30 years ago when they played in a duo called The Homer Gunns from Leucadia, CA near San Diego. “Revolution In The Garden” feels more timely than ever. The track was produced by David J Carpenter, mixed by Dave Way and mastered by Dave McNair.

DEAD ROCK WEST
Quotes About
“Revolution In The Garden”

Frank Drennen: We wanted something that sounds epic. Big as life. A sound that reflects the urgency of the lyrics. We wanted a big rock ‘n’ roll sound. We wanted to destroy the idea that Dead Rock West is merely a neat little Americana group from the West Coast.

Cindy Wasserman: I knew that we had to record it, but we had to figure out how to do it remotely because it was deep Covid. No one was meeting up, and none of us had seen each other since March. Geoff’s [Pearlman’s] riff really set us off on our path, and then Matt Lynott of White Buffalo stepped in to guest on drums. Phil [Parlapiano] brought these crazy keys in that took it somewhere else. And then we called Dave Way who is the mix master. We’d worked together on our album More Love so all we said to him was, “Pretend that you don’t know us when you mix it. The rest is up to you.”

Frank: This song was written 30 years ago by me and Patrick [Dennis] when we played in a duo called The Homer Gunns from Leucadia, CA near San Diego. A simple direct to DAT recording was produced by Dave Sharp from THE ALARM but never released. It was written in response to the Bob Dylan song “When the Ship Comes In,” except ours was a rolling 6/8 folk punk reaction to what the future looked like through our 20-something eyes.

During the time of lockdown here in L.A., I began sifting through boxes and boxes of home cassettes collected over the years and fell upon this song. Cindy insisted we recorded it because of the times we are in–strangely just like the times 30 years ago–only worse in some ways it seems. I said to David J Carpenter that I was into recording it only if we rocked it out. So that’s what we did! It gives me kind of that sonic propulsion The Who does. Cindy and I sang the words matter of factly with power but let the lyrics speak for themselves.

This is the first song we have recorded where nobody was in the same room at the same time (usually we’re all in the same room). So David J Carpenter became the producer and master hub of recorded activity and Cindy and I sent a guide track and then Dave [Carpenter] made a click track and sent that down to CHAOS Recorders in San Diego where Matt Lynott from the White Buffalo recorded his bad ass drums. From there, everyone recorded from their respective home studios.

David J Carpenter: One of the things that struck me most is the timeliness of the words. Although they were written about 30 years before, they seemed to be so incredibly dead-on to our situation at the time. Quite honestly, at the time I was listening to a lot of The Who music and when I heard the song, my thought was it was very folky. But I felt like I heard something bigger and more associated to a lot of music I was spending time listening to at the time. I don’t want to make too many references to The Who, but it was a big influence on this track and the way I felt like approaching it. The lyrics had a sense of classic “My Generation” level of feeling. I wanted try to bring that our musically. It ended up being very powerful.

Geoff Pearlman: I loved the fact that it has Frank’s raw punk energy behind it. Frank seems to write brilliant ballads or just brilliant tunes in general, but his punk side comes out often and this is one of those times. And I like that energy. I think we are living in crazy times, and our song seems to reflect what’s happening naturally. Everybody was feeling pretty aggressive.

Phil Parlapiano: I stayed away from acoustic instruments as this record was a little bit more electric-oriented, a little bit of a departure from things what we’ve done in the past. David Carpenter also had a few ideas in there with some of the synthesizer things he threw in that I elaborated upon. Then putting some piano on it. I was really thinking of Classic Rock from the late 70s, from a big English band around at the time it reminded me of (wink). Although the song itself does not remind me of that band at all.

Patrick Dennis: This song was written in thick of rock n roll boot camp for Frank Drennen and I. 30 years ago we were wide-eyed 20-year-old kids heaving the world onto our shoulders, sweating in a garage over two dueling acoustic guitars. Frank and I felt like we were watching the world head in precisely the wrong direction and so we vented. Hard. “Revolution In The Garden” was finished, performed, played live on radio, in clubs, in theaters, at hot dog stand openings, grand plans were made, a recording was produced by Dave Sharp (of THE ALARM), the band broke up and the song got buried in a box for the next 30 years. How were we to know when we were writing these words 30 years ago, how much more sadly timely they would be now in 2020?

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HARRY SHEARER, Unveils “He Lies,” Latest Track From His Forthcoming Album, ‘The Many Moods Of Donald Trump’

DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN

“THE SIMPSONS” AND “SPINAL TAP” STAR
HARRY SHEARER
RELEASES TWELFTH SONG IN DONALD TRUMP SERIES
“HE LIES”
LISTEN HERE AND WATCH THE VIDEO

AS FEATURED ON THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP’

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He lies about the Nobel peace prize
He lies about his favorite bands
He lies about his inauguration crowd size
He lies about the size of his hands
He lies about players taking a knee
He lies about the margin of his vote
He lies about how much he watches TV
He lies about the book that he wrote…”

#DonaldTrumpSong

As the race for the White House enters its final frenetic stage, today (October 23) HARRY SHEARER, the star of “The Simpsons” and “Spinal Tap,” unveils “He Lies,” the latest track from his forthcoming album, THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP. “He Lies” is the twelfth song from the thirteen track collection that chronicles the predictable unpredictability of Trump’s behaviour during his time in office.

Habit? Compulsion? Or just easier than checking? “He Lies” is a ‘list song’ in the style of the late Leonard Cohen’s non-existent brother, Jim, detailing the litany of falsehoods propagated by the president since he stood on Capitol Hill in January 2017 in front of “the biggest audience in the history of inaugural speeches.”

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

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

He Lies” is the only song on the album in which HARRY SHEARER performs as himself. In the other twelve tracks he performs as Trump, having vocally portrayed every U.S. president of his lifetime.

With music and lyrics by HARRY SHEARER, “He Lies” features SHEARER on lead vocal with Sharlotte Gibson and CJ Vanston on backing vocals. Toss Panos is on drums and CJ Vanston on keyboards, flamenco guitar and all other instruments.

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

Album details below:

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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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Here’s a link to HARRY SHEARER’s series of Trump-themed songs.

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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.)

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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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