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LA-based Alt-Rock/Pop Trio BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT Battle Innermost Demons in New Music Video

DT: OCTOBER 20, 2021
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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ALT-ROCK/POP TRIO
BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT
TAKE ON THEIR INNERMOST
“DEMONS”
IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO

DEBUT EP ‘BOYS DO CRY’ OUT NOW

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Los Angeles-based three-piece BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT (BSD) take on their innermost demons in a bloodthirsty, action-packed music video for their catchy single “Demons,” taken from their debut EP BOYS DO CRY, released on October 8. The video was directed by Danny Pollack (Machine Gun Kelly, The White Stripes) and is available to watch on VEVO or streaming directly below.

“This video is basically exactly what the song means to us,” elaborates the band. “We die… our own bullsh*t kills us. Except Bardo, he’s actually a sober nerd, we just thought that was funny.”

BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT display a seamless mixture of pop, alt-rock, punk and hip-hop across BOYS DO CRY’s six vivid tracks—including their recent single “I Love It” feat. Jason Aalon Butler of Fever 333 which is currently receiving airplay on SiriusXM’s Octane channel. The EP was executive produced by 4x Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and Butler.

Listen to BOYS DO CRY streaming now via Spotify and/or Apple Music.

 

BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT was formed in 2020 by vocalist Cole Hutzler and bassist Brent (ex-Strangefaces), along with producer and guitarist Bardo. The trio have developed a dedicated fanbase garnered from their viral TikTok videos–which have over 900k views and showcases the band’s own ‘renegade rock’ take on mainstream pop singles—in addition to their gripping live performance which has seen them perform three sold-out Los Angeles shows in the past year and a national tour with Royal & The Serpents and Pvris. The band recently guested on Royal & The Serpents’ set at Emo Nite Vegas Vacation in Las Vegas performing their single “Starphucker” on which Royal & The Serpents is featured. Stay tuned for upcoming show announcements.

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Find BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT online:
IG | TIKTOK | YOUTUBE

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com

 

 


Mongolian Rock Act THE HU Move Sold-Out Vancouver, BC Show To Larger Venue To Accommodate Covid Restrictions

DT: OCTOBER 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

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MONGOLIAN ROCK SENSATION
THE HU
MOVE VENUE FOR SOLD-OUT VANCOUVER, B.C. SHOW
FROM THE COMMODORE BALLROOM TO THE ORPHEUM
TO ABIDE WITH COVID CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS

SHOW WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT
THE ORPHEUM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Chart-topping Mongolian rock sensation THE HU are currently on the last stretch of their second-ever North American headlining tour which kicked off on September 1 and has included performances at several top-notch music festivals (ACL, Rocklahoma, Firefly, Outside Lands, Louder Than Life) plus select dates with Halestorm and Volbeat. As the electrifying act make their way to Canada, the band have been required to move venues for their sold-out October 26 show in Vancouver, B.C. from The Commodore Ballroom to The Orpheum due to limited capacity regulations put in place to combat the spread of covid. For current ticket holders, please retain your tickets and Ticketmaster will reach out directly with more information about the venue move.

The band has issued the following statement:

“Despite rules and regulations related to covid keeping the doors to the Commodore closed, we don’t want to let our Canadian fans down. We’re still coming to Vancouver! Join us at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre instead and let’s light it up.”

Full dates and tickets can be found here: https://www.thehuofficial.com/tour-1

THE HU’s live performance has won over fans–including actress and co-host of ABC-TV’s talk show ‘The View’ Whoopi Goldberg who attended their sold-out show at Irving Plaza in NYC (9/18)—as well as critics.

Here’s what some writers are saying of the band’s shows:

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“File this one under noise you didn’t think you needed. The seven-piece Mongolian band the Hu plays its guitars with bows and man buns, with backing ‘whoa’ chants and punishing drums. On Saturday at the Tito’s stage, they offer layered, loud rock epics built on classical Mongolian instrumentation. Truly, everything about these dudes rocks. By which I mean you’ll want to raise glasses and bark war chants after taking this set in.”
– Ramon Ramirez, AUSTIN 360 / AUSTIN STATESMAN, 10/3 (Austin City Limits)

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“This was my very first time seeing them in concert and it certainly won’t be the last. They absolutely destroyed it as they closed out the Renegade Stage on day three at ROK21.The Hu mix a wide variety of traditional Mongolian and non-traditional sting and percussion instruments along with influences and different genres for an unmistakable sound, unique unto themselves. The Hu really are their own genre of music. They have a mix of everything from rock, metal, folk and Mongolian throat singing. They draw from all kinds of influences and genres, when it all comes together it’s incredible!”
– Critter, Z94, Rocklahoma, 9/6/21

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“If you don’t already know you are a Hunnu Rock fan, The HU will seal the deal.”
– Carrianne Stoker-Postier, Digital Beat Magazine, 9/11/21 (Asheville, NC)

 

“Buttressed by guitar, bass, and a pair of percussionists, the core quartet aligned across the stage front in a wall of top knots and truncheon tempos. Recall, if you will, the talkbox intro to Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and elongate it across T. Rex/Gary Glitter downstrokes as Tsendbaatar exhorts, growls, and drops into a death metal croak. Meanwhile, Austin can’t gawk and stomp along enough.”
– Raoul Hernandez,
AUSTIN CHRONICLE, 10/3 (Austin City Limits)

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Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, THE HU are a modern rock group rooted in the tradition of their homeland. The band’s name translates to the Mongolian root word for human being, and their unique approach blends instruments like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing.

Their debut album, THE GEREG (Better Noise), debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist Charts and its singles have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date. Due to their global success, THE HU were heralded as Cultural Envoy of Mongolia by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life.

THE HU were recently included as part of the track listing for Metallica’s Special 30th Anniversary ‘Black Album’ Reissue Covers Project, The Metallica Blacklist, on which they covered the iconic group’s song “Through the Never,released on September 10. The band had previously shared a cover of Metallica’sSad But True,which received over 9 million views on YouTube and was acknowledged by Metallica themselves on their social media accounts. The band has also explored eclectic ways to reach audiences with their sound, most notably writing and recording music for EA Games’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Connect with THE HU
Website | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | TikTok

ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC

BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Escape The Fate, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Asking Alexandria, Cory Marks, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, Nothing More, and The Hu. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney.

Connect With BETTER NOISE
Website | Twitter | Facebook | IG | YouTube

Previous press releases can be found here: sropr.com/portfolio/thehu

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh / kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider / mschneider@sropr.com

Better Noise Music
Jimmy Harney – jimmy@betternoise.com
Eliana Nunez – Eliana@betternoise.com


Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison Rejoin Forces For Third “Above Ground” Concert Benefitting Musicares® December 20 at The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles

DATE: OCTOBER 18, 2021

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/MARCEE RONDAN/KELLY WALSH
SRO PR

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DAVE NAVARRO AND BILLY MORRISON
ALONG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
TEAM UP FOR THIRD
“ABOVE GROUND” BENEFIT CONCERT
DECEMBER 20
AT THE FONDA THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD, CA

WATCH NAVARRO AND MORRISON
DISCUSS THE EVENT HERE

“ABOVE GROUND”
WILL CELEBRATE
THE VINYL ALBUM AS AN ART FORM
WHILE ALSO RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS
FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

INITIAL SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED INCLUDE
BILLY IDOL, PERRY FARRELL, ETTY LAU FARRELL
COREY TAYLOR, TAYLOR HAWKINS, MARK MCGRATH
STEVE STEVENS AND FRANKY PEREZ

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
FOR EVENT
BENEFITTING MUSICARES®

Guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) and an all-star band are gearing up for the third “ABOVE GROUND” benefit concert on December 20 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. After sitting out 2020 because of Covid, Navarro and Morrison will be joined by a diverse group of special guests including Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Etty Lau Farrell, Corey Taylor, Taylor Hawkins, Mark McGrath, Steve Stevens, Franky Perez and others TBA in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 22. Click here to watch NAVARRO and MORRISON discuss the event.

As with previous successful events in 2018 and 2019, this immersive evening of art and music with special guests will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, with the performance of two seminal albums in their entirety, while at the same time raising awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health. Profits from the event will be donated to MusiCares®, the leading music charity that acts as a safety net for the music community. Navarro and Morrison talk about the event in a Q&A below.

“We are so grateful for Dave and Billy’s support of MusiCares with this incredible benefit concert, and for their continued support of our mission over the years,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “The proceeds from this event will help music professionals who need various kinds of support, from physical and mental health, addiction recovery, preventative clinics, and more.”

In 2018, Navarro and Morrison, with an array of special guests, performed Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam And The Ants and then The Velvet Underground & Nico by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. In 2019, it was David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and the Stooges’ self-titled debut album, on which the world was introduced to Iggy Pop. This year, they’ll be celebrating two more musically/culturally seismic albums: Lou Reed’s Transformer (1972) and Sex Pistol’s Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977) which continues their trend of featuring one American artist and one British artist.

DAVE NAVARRO AND BILLY MORRISON TALK
ABOUT “ABOVE GROUND 3”

–How did Lou Reed’s Transformer album shape you musically and why do you feel the album still resonates in our culture? As one example of its impact, the smash hit “Walk On The Wild Side” introduced many to transgender people.

DAVE and BILLY: It’s exactly that for us–the realization and education of gender and fluidity, and all the imagery that went along with that in the 70’s. It’s an unnecessarily tough subject now, so imagine Lou Reed in the 70’s addressing sexuality and gender? A total groundbreaking album that tore some barriers down. Which is what we are trying to do with the subject of mental health and Above Ground.

–Can you talk about the effect Sex Pistol’s Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols had on you and the effect it still can have on people discovering it for the first time, both musically and lyrically?

DAVE and BILLY: This album is it for both of us–the one that changed everything. When we heard this for the first time as kids, something shifted forever inside us. The sound of Steve Jones’ guitars and the intelligent anger from [Johnny] Rotten about things that actually resonated with us, even at that early age. The band released only one official album and were together initially for about 23 months. And 40+ years later, it still shakes the foundations when you play it. That says it all.

–The upcoming event continues your trend of choosing to perform an album by an American artist and one by a British artist. Can you talk about this?

DAVE and BILLY: Truthful answer? Absolutely not planned! But now that you say it, we think it’s a tradition we should continue!

Each ABOVE GROUND event has been marked by unique special guests and musical pairings. Which highlights come to mind from the 2019 show?

DAVE and BILLY: Sharing the stage with the incredible energy that is Jack Black has to be a huge highlight for us. Also watching Billy Idol open the whole Stooges set with an incredibly powerful version of “1969” put a huge grin on our faces. And finally, when you play an album in its entirety, there is always a song that is…shall we say…challenging! So having Dave sit down, get intensely personal, and make “We Will Fall” from the Stooges album his own will stick in our minds forever!

–There can never be enough said about how addiction, accidental overdoses and suicide have impacted our society, including of course in the music world. And MusiCares® plays an important role in helping musicians with addiction problems. Can you talk about how pivotal a role the organization plays in the music world, including perhaps in ways the public may not be aware?

DAVE and BILLY: MusiCares has literally saved more than a few of our friends from dying. Their role cannot be overstated, and we have precious few organizations that actively step in to help people on the brink. On the frontline, finding and paying for beds in treatment, arranging therapy and counseling, and actually speaking up on a public level about the importance of mental health are all reasons why we continue to do what we can to draw attention to this subject.

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ABOUT MUSICARES

MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit: https://www.musicares.org/

For ABOVE GROUND press inquiries, please contact SRO PR:

Mitch Schneider, mschneider@msopr.com
Marcee Rondan, marcee@msopr.com
Kelly Walsh, kwalsh@msopr.com

MUSICARES CONTACT:
Jenn Kerr for MusiCares
jennifer.kerr@porternovelli.com


OZZY OSBOURNE’S ‘Down To Earth’ 20th Anniversary Expanded Digital Edition Out Today

DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2021

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

OZZY OSBOURNE’S
‘DOWN TO EARTH’ ALBUM’S
20TH ANNIVERSARY IS MARKED
WITH RELEASE OF THREE RARE OZZY TRACKS
TO DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Having recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his NO MORE TEARS album with an expanded digital audio release, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE

will mark another album anniversary this month. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 2001’s DOWN TO EARTH, three rare OZZY tracks–“No Place for Angels,” “Dreamer” (Acoustic Version), and “Gets Me Through” (Single Version)–have been released today (October 15) on digital platforms as part of a 20th anniversary expanded digital edition. Click here to listen.

The platinum-selling DOWN TO EARTH was OZZY’s eighth album and reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S and #19 on the UK Albums Chart. It produced two Top ten singles on the U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart: “Gets Me Through” and “Dreamer.” Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Tim Palmer, who co-wrote some of the album’s songs with OZZY, the album’s players include OZZY’s longtime collaborator and guitarist Zakk Wylde along with bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica) and drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More).

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Rolling Stone said of the album, “Ozzy Osbourne is the most sentimental man in metal–and tough enough to let it show in ‘Gets Me Through’ and ‘Dreamer,’ the two best songs on Down to Earth. The first is a thumping thanksgiving, Osbourne’s admission that he is nothing like you think and would be even less without his fans…‘Dreamer’ is Osbourne imagining himself as John Lennon: pleading for calm and sense over piano, strings and, at the end, an ELO-style choir…He writes and sings about looking into the abyss – so you know which way to run. He’s never done it better.” Elsewhere, Amazon.com said: “‘Down to Earth’ displays enough eccentricity to keep one entertained and brimming with respect.”

As previously announced, last month, OZZY’s sixth solo album–the Top 10 (#7) and quadruple platinum NO MORE TEARS (Sony) was celebrated with an expanded digital audio album and two special editions–a 2LP black vinyl version and a special yellow and red 2LP vinyl version with a specially created booklet (exclusively at www.towerrecords.com).

The expanded DOWN TO EARTH track listing is as follows:

  1. Gets Me Through
  2. Facing Hell
  3. Dreamer
  4. No Easy Way Out
  5. That I Never Had
  6. You Know…(Pt. 1)
  7. Junkie
  8. Running out of Time
  9. Black Illusion
  10. Alive
  11. Can You Hear Them?
  12. **No Place for Angels
  13. **Dreamer (Acoustic Version)
  14. **Gets Me Through (Single Version)

**previously unavailable for streaming

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YES Reveal Video For Track “Future Memories” From New Studio Album THE QUEST

DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2021

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

YES
LAUNCH VIDEO FOR THE TRACK
“FUTURE MEMORIES”
AS THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘THE QUEST’
HITS CHARTS WORLDWIDE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, today (October 15) have revealed the video for the track “Future Memories” from their newly released studio album THE QUEST on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. Watch the video here.

THE QUEST also sees its physical release today in North America. The album has also been hitting the charts worldwide, achieving these positions (among others):

#7 German Album Charts
#20 UK Album Charts
#1 UK Rock Album Charts
#5 Swiss Album Charts
#8 Japanese International Weekly Charts
#23 French Physical Album Charts
#37 Belgian National Album Charts
#54 Dutch Album Charts
#60 Italian Album Charts

YES also recently released videos for the album tracks “Dare To Know” and The Ice Bridge.”

THE QUEST was produced by Steve Howe, who says: “Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.”

The album was recorded across the globe; the sessions took place in the UK with Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Jon Davison, while Alan White and Billy Sherwood got together in the studio in the US. “Billy Sherwood and myself did all the rhythm sections, bass and drum, in America,” says Alan White, “down in Los Angeles at Uncle Studios, where he works a lot. It helps when you’ve got a good place to work,” Alan laughs, “and Billy’s really good on the recording desk, so we got things down relatively quickly. I spent quite a while studying the music before I went down to LA so I was prepared.”

THE QUEST is also now available for pre-order on various formats, including a Limited Deluxe Box-Set that features a Gatefold 180g 2LP on exclusive coloured vinyl, 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix & backing tracks), 36-page perfect bound booklet, enamel pin badge, 60x90cm poster, slipmat & hand-numbered certificate of authenticity, all housed in a rigid lift-off box.

Containing 11 songs, 8 on the main CD with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD, THE QUEST will also be available as Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, 2CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+2CD & as Digital Album. Order now here.

THE QUEST – 2CD Digipak tracklisting:

CD1:
01. The Ice Bridge 7.01
02. Dare To Know 6.00
03. Minus The Man 5.35
04. Leave Well Alone 8.06
05. The Western Edge 4.26
06. Future Memories 5.08
07. Music To My Ears 4.41
08. A Living Island 6.52

CD2:

01. Sister Sleeping Soul 4.51
02. Mystery Tour 3.33
03. Damaged World 5.20

Formats are:

Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP & 2CD plus Blu-ray Box-set
Limited Edition 2CD & Blu-ray Artbook
Gatefold 2LP & 2CD plus LP-booklet
2CD Digipak
Digital Album

Cover artwork designed and created by the band’s long term collaborator Roger Dean.

YES Story

For half a century YES have been the definitive band of the progressive music genre, the band by which all others are judged. Their ground-breaking albums of the 70s set the standard for the genre and influenced countless others who followed in their wake.

The current line-up of YES was completed in 2015 when Billy Sherwood replaced founder member Chris Squire, at Squire’s insistence, as he bravely fought a losing battle with leukaemia. Since then, YES have concentrated on touring with their Album Series tours, each featuring a classic YES album in its entirety. During this period YES have released three live albums Topographic Drama – Live Across America (2017), Yes Live 50 (2019) and The Royal Affair Tour: Live in Las Vegas (2020).

The music of YES has endured over the years and has been handed down through generations of music lovers.

YES Online:

http://yesworld.com/
https://www.facebook.com/yestheband/
https://twitter.com/yesofficial
https://www.instagram.com/yesofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/user/yesofficial

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Online:

www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu

 

For press inquiries regarding YES, contact:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

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NYC rocker LORNE BEHRMAN Unveils Salvation-Themed “Oh Lord, Give Me Time” Video–The New Single From His Debut Solo EP ‘WHEN I HIT THE FLOOR’ (Out 10/15)

DT: OCTOBER 14, 2021

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/SRO PR

LORNE BEHRMAN
ASKS FOR SALVATION IN “OH LORD, GIVE ME TIME,”
THE THIRD SINGLE + VIDEO
FROM THE NYC ROCKER’S
DEBUT SOLO EP
‘WHEN I HIT THE FLOOR’
OUT THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 ON SPAGHETTY TOWN RECORDS

WATCH THE “OH LORD, GIVE ME TIME” VIDEO HERE
AND READ THE Q&A BELOW
SET FOR EP RELEASE SHOW OCTOBER 17 IN NYC AT EAST BERLIN

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“Real blood and guts rock and roll that bleeds with soul and redemption.”
Jesse Malin, 2021

NYC rocker LORNE BEHRMAN asks for salvation in “Oh Lord, Give Me Time,” the newly released third single + video from his debut solo EP WHEN I HIT THE FLOOR that’s due this Friday, October 15 on Spaghetty Town Records. “Oh Lord, Give Me Time” is a guitar-driven mid-tempo rocker with a big emotional heart from the singer-songwriter-guitarist who previously played in The Dimestore Haloes, L.E.S. Stitches, The Dead Tricks and most recently The Sweet Things. The “Oh Lord, Give Me Time” video was premiered yesterday (October 13) by antiMusic which noted: “Musically, ‘Oh Lord, Give Me Time’ ventures into semi-punk rock ballad territory, but with credibility. Think Mike Ness meets Bob Dylan.” Watch the video here.

The lead character in the “Oh Lord, Give Me Time” video–directed by David J Barron and filmed at Coney Island in NYC–is Denis Maguire, a Brooklyn-based film maker and playwright originally from Galway Ireland. The young girl casted on the spot is Jada Lopez, a young New York-based singer and dancer who previously attended Harlem School for the Arts along with Barbizon. She attends an arts and performance school now. According to director, the actor is man who is contemplating suicide and is all alone in the crowd while everyone is having fun and being part of society. He snaps out of it when the little girl gives him the prize and he then blends back into the crowd.  *Read a Q&A below with LORNE about the song and video.*

The WHEN I HIT THE FLOOR EP was launched this past August with the rocking-but-reflective title cut “When I Hit The Floor”–a song about “substance abuse and hitting bottom,” says LORNE—the video for which was premiered by Glide. The outlet praised LORNE’s “power chord ethos, cryptic electricity, and gritty voice,” adding: “The incisive songwriting stance Behrman takes on this unapologetic rocker holds nothing back with its blunt account of a hard-living past.” “When I Hit The Floor” was followed by the September release of Sandcastlesand its video was premiered by New Noise. “Sandcastles” a tense and urgent rocker marked by an ominous guitar riff, spooky Farfisa organ and chilling lyrics about the lingering effects of childhood sexual abuse (“What was done to me was done to you, I know/You’re just the messenger, I know”).

The four-song EP was produced by Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa, Spacehog) at NYC’s Mercy Sound Studios and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe Lambert. LORNE played all the guitars, wrote all the songs, and sang all the leads. Joining him are drummer Hector Lopez (Alejandro Escovedo/The Sweet Things), keyboardist Rob Clores (Jesse Malin, Black Crowes, Alejandro Escovedo), and singer Dana Athens (Jane Lee Hooker). Look for him to celebrate the EP’s release of with a NYC show at East Berlin (169 Avenue A) on October 17 at 7:30 PM

Below are quotes from LORNE about “Oh Lord, Give Me Time,” the song’s lyrics and more info about the EP.

Q&A ABOUT “OH LORD, GIVE ME TIME” WITH LORNE BEHRMAN

—What inspired you to write this song?

It was a Friday afternoon, and I was going to go pick my daughter up at her mom’s house. I was sitting in my daughter’s room, and I had this feeling of joy. Prior to that, I had spent so long feeling down, and, basically, wanting to die. This song was saying: I feel good, please give me time to live; I’m not ready to die. I guess it is kind of my take on a gospel song.

Parallel to me getting sober, I sensed my daughter was going through her own things. In her bedroom at her mom’s house there was a strange waterscape mural on the wall. I imagined her looking at that from her bed, and processing her life and what private thoughts and struggles she was working through. I wrote this song as a message to us both to find reasons to be strong, healthy, and happy. It is that “always darkest before dawn sentiment.” I saw a little light in that moment, and I wanted to share it.

—How do you feel this song sits alongside the others on the EP?

I’ve never played music in front of my parents before all by myself with just a guitar and my voice. They’ve seen me play in a lot of bands over the years, and I’ve always played them my recordings. When I wrote this EP, I asked them if I could play these songs for them. I was so scared! I performed with an unplugged electric and just my voice. When I played this one, my mom started crying. She said to me, “that song could be for anyone at any age because we all want time.” I know that sounds kind of corny, “my mom liked it!,” haha, so it must be great, but the truth is that was the first time in my life that I felt like my music mattered; that it reached someone.

I confessed a lot on this EP, and I shared a lot of painful truths. I wanted the final song to be hopeful and as sincere and simple as can be. I wanted a listener to go through the EP, and, at the end, feel some sense of positivity. Like that feeling after a good cry; when you let it all out, and you feel some serenity. Stylistically, I know it’s different, it’s an acoustic song, but I felt like if I was being vulnerable, this would be as honest as I can be. It’s a song I can sing with just a guitar and voice, and that is huge for me, as I’ve relied on anger and volume for most of my career—in the past, I was too scared to be soft and gentle.

For the scenes shot in Coney Island, were you present and if so what thoughts were running through your head as you saw the actor embodying the song’s lyrics? Even if you were not present, let us know what it’s like for you to watch the actor?

When I was first divorced, I lived about 20 minutes from Coney Island and my daughter and I would go there a lot. It was a desperate time. I was so scared to be alone. Totally ill-equipped to be a parent, let alone a single dad when she was with me. I felt like I had no life skills—I didn’t know how to cook a hot dog—and I also was constantly scared I would be homeless because I couldn’t pay my rent.

Those times at Coney Island my daughter and I really found something. I am scared of heights, and she wanted to go on those swings. I thought when I took her on it, it would be the kid swings—she was 6—but it was the adult ones, and I was terrified. She thought it was hilarious. We got into a rhythm of going to the magic show, eating Nathan’s hot dogs, and also going to the variety show with snake charmers and firebreathers. They even used a picture of us for advertising for the variety show! We cobbled together some semblance of relationship there, and there were a lot of stuffed animals involved.

I actually don’t think I shared this with director David J Barron, especially the bit about the swings which appear in the video! He had a distinct vision for this video, and I just trusted him. I never met the actor, and I wasn’t there for the shooting. We shot my performances on the boardwalk separately.

I first saw the video while in a cab with my fiancée, Danielle, going to a restaurant. I came up in the punk world, and for me, things were always stylized and there was some type of weird twist to the visuals and the songs, so I was shocked by the video. The sentiment in the song was so out front it was hard for me. I remember Danielle said: “It looks so professional, like a video you would see on MTV!” That horrified me, haha. She advised me to think it over, and respond to David after dinner.

I thought it over: this song is for my daughter, and for me and all the things we’ve been through both separately and together. I realized this video captured that feeling, and I was running away from being sincere and for sharing my feelings. I never want to do that. David really captured something unspoken and magical.

“Oh Lord, Give Me Time,” the song credits:
Written by Lorne Behrman (ASCAP)

Produced by Matt Chiaravalle at Mercy Sound Studios, NYC
Mastered by Joe Lambert

Lorne Behrman: Vocals and All Guitars
Matt Chiaravalle: Bass
Hector Lopez: Drums

“Oh Lord, Give Me Time,” the lyrics

Look out/on the ocean
To the ocean/take me

Drown my demons/ in the water
Hope to lay/ these burdens free

So tired/my hands are shaking
Peace/ finally

Heartbroken but ready
Lost at sea

Chorus: Give me time, give me time, Oh Lord, give me time
It’s not my time, it’s not my time, Oh Lord, give me time

I know/ I don’t know you
But I hold you/ dearly

Lost faith in/understanding
Understanding/who I’m supposed to be

I’m praying on/ a bent knee
O heaven/hear my plea

Look up/an eagle is soaring
Man, I wish it was me

Chorus: Give me time, give me time, Oh Lord, give me time
It’s not my time, it’s not my time, Oh Lord, give me time

The ‘When I Hit The Floor’ EP, track listing:
“When I Hit The Floor”
“I Won’t Fade Away”
“Sandcastles”
“Oh Lord, Give Me Time”

The ‘When I Hit The Floor’ EP, production credits:
The album’s raw but polished production aesthetic is courtesy of producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa, Spacehog). “Matt played in the East Village rock n’ roll scene as a respected musician, and he produced my old band, L.E.S. Stitches, as well as other punk-influenced artists around town. He then went on to produce songwriter artists,” Lorne says. “I see myself living between these worlds, so he felt like the perfect pick to capture the attitude of my music and the sentiment of my songs. Matt also has a great sense of humor, and that made me feel at ease when singing about some painful things from my past.”

The ‘When I Hit The Floor’ EP artwork:
Wyldlife bassist Spencer Alexander designed the EP artwork, and it is a subtly playful homage to the cover of Don Henley’s first solo album, I Can’t Stand Still.

‘When I Hit The Floor’ EP album artwork (Download)

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Photo Credit: Alex Bershaw (Download)

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Renegade pop/rock trio BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT Release Debut EP ‘Boys Do Cry’, Perform Sold-Out LA Release Show

DT: OCTOBER 13, 2021
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT
CELEBRATE RELEASE OF DEBUT EP
‘BOYS DO CRY’
WITH SOLD-OUT L.A. SHOW

NEW SINGLE
“I LOVE IT” FEAT. JASON AALON BUTLER (FEVER 333)
PREMIERED VIA SIRIUSXM OCTANE

Boys Do Cry Cover Art

Los Angeles-based three-piece BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT (BSD) deliver a seamless mixture of pop, alt-rock, punk and hip-hop with unbridled energy on their debut EP BOYS DO CRY, released last Friday, October 8. The EP was executive produced by 4x Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and Fever 333 vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, who also guests on the new single “I Love It,” which was officially added to SiriusXM Octane today (10/12), having initially premiered it on 10/7. Singles from BOYS DO CRY are also currently featured on several popular official streaming rock playlists from Spotify (‘Rock Hard,’ ‘Alt Scene,’ ‘FORYOU,’ ‘New Noise,’ ‘Rock This’) and Apple Music (‘Breaking Hard Rock,’ ‘New In Rock’).

The band–formed in 2020 by vocalist Cole Hutzler and bassist Brent Burdett, following the dissolve of their former alt-rock band Strangefaces, along with producer and guitarist Bardo–celebrated BOYS DO CRY’s release with a fiery sold-out hometown show at Winston House in Venice on Saturday night, 10/9. This marks their third sold-out Los Angeles show in the past year, with previous shows including Haven House (6/4) and Harvard & Stone (6/30). Earlier this year BSD were seen on a 22-date tour across the U.S. with Royal & The Serpents and Pvris, which they documented in the rousing music for their brazen single “Starphucker” featuring Royal & The Serpents. Watch it HERE.

BSD have developed a fervent fanbase garnered from their TikTok channel where they have over 900K views and are known for their series of videos covering current mainstream pop singles with their own ‘renegade rock’ take. The band’s cover of Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” was even reposted by Lil Nas X himself on his social media pages. They’ve also attracted the attention of fellow notable musicians including Paris Jackson, Nessa Barrett and Loren Grey.

BOYS DO CRY Track Listing:
1. Slipping Away
2. Coming Down
3. I Love It (feat. Jason Aalon)
4. Starphucker (feat. Royal & The Serpent) – WATCH
5. Demons

Stream BOYS DO CRY online at:
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/7wezeeUZVM2EAzsdqlNzWj
Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/album/boys-do-cry-ep/1583104234

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Multiplatinum alt-rockers THE VERVE PIPE Release Second Single “Forever Reaching” from new album ‘THREADS’ out 11/5

DT: OCTOBER 8, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER/SRO PR

THE VERVE PIPE
RELEASE SECOND SINGLE
“FOREVER REACHING”
FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘THREADS’
DUE NOVEMBER 5

LISTEN NOW

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THE VERVE PIPE has spent the better part of three decades in evolution, creating a sound that transcends genre and generation. The band, founded by lead singer and main songwriter BRIAN VANDER ARK, has enjoyed multi-platinum success with hits like “Photograph” and the chart-topping “The Freshmen“–to the rule-breaking creativity of the 2010s and beyond, an era that’s found the band reinventing itself with each release. With their forthcoming release, THREADS–due November 5–the band continues this momentum by enlisting backing vocalist CHANNING LEE as a co-songwriter, a first-ever collaborative effort for the band in their 29-year history.

The propulsive pop track “Forever Reaching,” out today across all digital platforms, marks the second single from THREADS following debut single, “No One’s Gonna Break This Heart (Again).”

“According to legend, we’re all connected by threads of fate,” shares VANDER ARK. “But with the comfort of the inevitable, comes complacency. This song is about accepting fate, but forever reaching for something more.”

Listen to a stream “Forever Reaching” here: https://soundcloud.com/thevervepipe/the-verve-pipe-forever-reaching

 

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THREADS is an album about the trials and triumphs we all face—love, loss, abuse, addiction, romance, anger—laced with orchestral strings and THE VERVE PIPE’s lifelong willingness to stretch its legs. Atmospheric one minute and anthemic the next, THREADS is the sound of a band that remains at the peak of its powers, turning the everyday experiences of modern existence into songs that are celebratory and cathartic.

THE VERVE PIPE will be previewing new material and a new lineup on a handful of shows this fall/winter. The recharged lineup will see Brian Vander Ark joined by current band members Lou Musa (lead guitar), Randy Sly (keyboard, backing vocal), Channing Lee (backing vocals), Brad Vander Ark (bass) and Zach Dubay (drums).

Sat, 10/9 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Sat, 12/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room @ Colectivo

For tickets and to stay updated on THE VERVE PIPE, connect with the band online:
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The O.N. Klub & Birth Of The L.A. SKA Boom, Grammy Museum Event, 10/23 in L.A.

DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2021

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/SRO PR

TOP RANKIN’: THE O.N. KLUB & BIRTH OF THE L.A. SKA BOOM

Panel Discussion, Book Signings, Special Performances
Saturday, October 23, 2021, At 2:00 pm – GRAMMY Museum®, Los Angeles, CA

Ska might be a household name these days, but it wasn’t 40+ years ago when Howard Paar– newly arrived in LA from London, and inspired by British 2 Tone, Jamaican ska and reggae, and American soul music–launched one of the very first American ska scenes at a hole in the wall venue in Silver Lake called the O.N. Klub. Paar’s vision of a ska and soul-only club helped to give birth to a uniquely American version of ska that spawned The Boxboys–one of the earliest American ska bands–and The Untouchables, who later went on to global fame with their ska/mod look and sound. The O.N. Klub and the bands that Paar booked unleashed a ska and mod frenzy across the city, that brought the look and feel of Brighton in Quadrophenia to the streets of LA.

Several of the LA ska scene’s most prominent figures will gather for a special panel discussion at the GRAMMY Museum® to reminisce about the O.N. Klub and the early days of the LA ska and mod scene: singer Jerry Miller (The Untouchables), singer Chuck Askerneese (The Untouchables), bassist Ivan Wong (The Boxboys), drummer Greg Sowders (The Boxboys), bassist Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), singer Greg Lee (Hepcat), music critic Bill Bentley (LA Weekly), O.N. Klub creator, author and award-winning music supervisor Howard Paar, ska musician, podcaster and author Marc Wasserman and Laurence Fishburne, the award-winning actor, producer and original O. N. Klub patron will discuss the importance of the O.N. Klub and the early days of the LA ska and mod scene. There will also be special live performances by The Boxboys (1st time in 40 years!) and The Untouchables.  This afternoon affair will be hosted by veteran radio DJ/emcee Junor Francis and DJ Chuck Wren (Jump Up Records) will spin the best in American ska and reggae.

At 1:30pm and immediately following the performances, there will be book signings with authors Howard Paar (“Top Rankin,’” a punk/ska noir novel set against the 1980 backdrop of the O.N. Klub’s first year) and Marc Wasserman (“Ska Boom! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History” detailing the beginning of ska in the US). Both books will be on sale at the GRAMMY Museum® gift shop. This event is presented in association with History of LA Ska.

Panelists

Howard Paar (O.N. Klub creator, music supervisor & Author of “Top Rankin’: A Punk/Ska Noir Novel”)
Marc Wasserman (Musician, Podcaster & Author of “Ska Boom!: An American Ska & Reggae Oral History”)
Jerry Miller (The Untouchables)
Chuck Askerneese (The Untouchables)
Ivan Wong (The Boxboys)
Greg Sowders (The Boxboys)
Norwood Fisher (Fishbone)
Greg Lee (Hepcat)
Bill Bentley (Former LA Weekly music editor & Author of Smithsonian Rock & Roll: Live & Unseen)
Laurence Fishburne (award-winning actor, producer and original O. N. Klub patron)

Special Performances by
The Boxboys (1st performance in 40 years!)
The Untouchables

All Ages
1:30pm doors / 2pm start
$15 tickets

For Tickets & COVID-19 Policy: www.grammymuseum.org

For press inquiries regarding HOWARD PAAR and the book “Top Rankin,” contact SRO PR:

Mitch Schneider: mschneider@sropr.com
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THE THE Share New Single “This Is The Night” Taken From ‘The Comeback Special’ Album, Film & Book Out 10/29

DATE: OCTOBER 4, 2021

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

THE THE
SHARE NEW SINGLE
“THIS IS THE NIGHT”
TAKEN FROM ‘THE COMEBACK SPECIAL’ ALBUM, FILM & BOOK
TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 29
LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE

THE THE, one of the most intriguing bands ever to emerge from England, have shared “This Is The Night,” the latest single from their upcoming album THE COMEBACK SPECIAL. Listen to the track here, now available at all streaming and download services. The album, due out October 29 in multiple audio as well as video formats, documents their triumphant and sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in 2018 in London.

“This Is The Night” was originally featured on THE THE’s much-acclaimed (and fourth album) Dusk in 1993. This live version of the song, with its haunting lyrics, urgent vocals and searing guitar lines, is especially potent.

The highlight of this multi-format release is an exquisitely designed 136-page art book, which tells the whole story behind THE COMEBACK SPECIAL with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, film stills, contributions and stories, as well as 6 discs including exclusive audio content, plus director Tim Pope’s film of the concert on both Blu-ray and DVD.

As another highlight of the new release, THE THE also recently launched a variety of new exclusive merch items and bundles on the official album webstore: https://thethe.tmstor.es/

For a brand-new series of four exclusive THE THE prints, the band has teamed up with London’s Atom Gallery. Mark Perronet (print maker and co-owner of the gallery) had previously collaborated with Andy Dog, Matt Johnson’s late brother and designer of many of the group’s early sleeves. Utilising the old analogue technique of screenprinting, visual elements of The Comeback Special tour have been combined to create these vivid new designs. Each of these four new posters are hand-numbered, embossed with the THE THE logo and signed by Matt Johnson.

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The track listing of the live performance across all formats is as follows:

  1. Global Eyes
  2. Sweet Bird Of Truth
  3. Flesh & Bones
  4. Heartland
  5. The Beat(en) Generation
  6. Armageddon Days (are here again)
  7. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship
  8. We Can’t Stop What’s Coming
  9. Phantom Walls
  10. Love Is Stronger Than Death
  11. Dogs Of Lust
  12. Helpline Operator
  13. This Is The Night
  14. This Is The Day
  15. Soul Catcher
  16. Bugle Boy
  17. Beyond Love
  18. Slow Emotion Replay
  19. (Like a) Sun Rising Thru My Garden
  20. Infected
  21. I’ve Been Waiting For Tomorrow (all of my life)
  22. True Happiness (this way lies)
  23. Uncertain Smile
  24. Lonely Planet

The Royal Albert Hall concert was the first of a trio of London shows during The Comeback Special tour—the others taking place at Brixton Academy and The Troxy—all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Performing live for the first time in 16 years with a headline appearance at Denmark’s Heartland Festival a few days before the Royal Albert Hall concert, the rejuvenated THE THE, which featured previous members James Eller on bass, DC Collard on keyboards and Earl Harvin on drums and new member Barrie Cadogan on guitar alongside Matt Johnson, would go on to play sold-out shows and make festival headline appearances across the globe throughout 2018.

“Part comeback, part requiem, all extraordinary”
– James Hall, The Telegraph (UK)

“Johnson’s great achievement is to have made a body of work that is completely original, yet flows smoothly into the slipstream of accessible, socially conscious alternative rock.”

– Will Hodgkinson, The Times (UK)

“Johnson retains a gravel-voiced gravitas, and his band are taut and kinetic on barbed missiles such as ‘Armageddon Days (are here again)’… THE THE really shouldn’t leave it 16 years until their next tour.”

– Ian Gittins, The Guardian (UK)

“THE THE sound very much like a band revitalized… Johnson may not have sung publicly for years, but there’s little doubt he’s been practising his scales in private.”

– Jeremy Allen, The Independent (UK)

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