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JOE PERRY Sets Three Solo July Performances For The Joe Perry Project

DATE: JUNE 13, 2022

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

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JOE PERRY
SETS THREE SOLO JULY PERFORMANCES FOR
THE JOE PERRY PROJECT
INCLUDING A HOMETOWN SHOW
IN BOSTON

Legendary AEROSMITH guitarist and songwriter JOE PERRY has confirmed three Northeast solo gigs in July for THE JOE PERRY PROJECT: Thursday July 21 at Hampton Beach Casino (Hampton, NH); Friday, July 22 at Leader Bank Pavilion (Boston, MA); and Saturday, July 23 at the Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino (Atlantic City, NJ). These performances mark the first solo shows for PERRY in more than four years (around the release of his 2018 SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO album).

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“Since my schedule has freed up and we have a slot of time to play some shows, I wanted to jump on that opportunity,” JOE PERRY says. “Aside from the obvious, terrible effects the pandemic brought with it, I missed being on the road. However, it is actually the first time that myself and my wife Billie were able to sleep in our own bed for this long of a period without having to think about packing our bags. So it has been a new experience for us. Now, I’m really excited to do these shows, especially with this lineup of The Joe Perry Project: Buck Johnson on keyboards (Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hollywood Vampires), Joe Pet on drums (one of the original members of the Joe Perry Project), Chris Wyse on bass guitar (Hollywood Vampires, The Cult and Ozzy Osbourne) and the incredible Gary Cherone on vocals.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee continues, “The setlist will have a couple of new songs, a couple of my other solo songs, and a couple of Aerosmith songs that Aerosmith usually doesn’t play, and everything in between, lol…”

“I am also releasing another solo album on vinyl called Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII later this year, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get some of the new songs out there. And since people will probably be sharing the new tracks on social media, the two new songs from the set—which I recorded in London with my sons Roman and Tony–are “Quake,” with vocal by Gary Cherone and “Fortunate One” which features Chris Robinson. The new album will also include a couple of songs from the first release (Sweetzerland Manifesto), some of which weren’t ready to go on that initial record.”

Following these shows, PERRY will return to his Aerosmith commitments. “We are gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band and will definitely have some incredible forgotten treasures for our fans that we found deep-diving into the vaults and there’s a lot more to come! On the live side, we can’t wait to get back on the stage together! We have a special date in Maine in September and our big 50th anniversary show at home at Fenway [Boston] before we head back to Vegas for the two residencies.”

DATE VENUE CITY

Thurs, July 21 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton, NH
**Fri, July 22 Leader Bank Pavilion Boston, MA
Sat, July 23 Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City, NJ

**Special guest with ZZ Top

For more information, visit:

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http://facebook.com/OfficialJoePerry
twitter.com/joeperry
https://www.instagram.com/joeperryofficial/

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NYC Rocker LORNE BEHRMAN Today Shares “A Little Midnight”—First Single And Video From Upcoming Debut Album (Out 9/16)

DT: JUNE 9, 2022

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/SRO PR

LORNE BEHRMAN
TODAY SHARES “A LITTLE MIDNIGHT,”
FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO FROM
UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM OF THE SAME NAME
OUT SEPTEMBER 16 ON SPAGHETTY TOWN RECORDS
WATCH THE “A LITTLE MIDNIGHT” VIDEO HERE

AND READ A NEW Q&A BELOW

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(Download)

Coming off his acclaimed 2021 four-song EP When I Hit The Floor–which prompted the esteemed Jesse Malin to praise it as Real blood and guts rock and roll that bleeds with soul and redemption”–NYC punk rock n’ roll singer-songwriter-guitarist LORNE BEHRMAN today (June 9) shares the video for “A Little Midnight.” It’s the first single (out digitally this Friday, June 10) from his debut album of the same name, available September 16 on Spaghetty Town Records. Watch the video, directed by David J Barron, here and read a new Q&A below. It was premiered yesterday (June 8) by Glide which noted that the song “features a blackened riff howl of punk bands like The Damned and The Gun Club mixed with pop sensibilities of The Replacements. When Behrman sings “A little midnight/ it’s alright/A little midnight/does you right,” listeners get a gracious sense of rock and roll escapism at its most pure form.”

The “A Little Midnight” single is a slice of dirty rock n’ roll scrapped off of the streets of the Bowery with an introspective heart from the artist who previously played in The Dimestore Haloes, L.E.S. Stitches, The Dead Tricks and most recently The Sweet Things. “The moonlight looks on good you/Not darkness just silver blue/A little midnight/it’s alright/A little midnight/does you right,” sings LORNE on the song.

A LITTLE MIDNIGHT is a 10-song collection is a series of New York City vignettes haunted by shadows but guided by light. The words here are literate and lacerating, recalling the street poetics of Lou Reed, Richard Hell, and Television. The songs feature stark and fluid guitar playing in the spirit of The Stooges’ James Williamson, Johnny Thunders, and Lou Reed.

“This album is about struggling to be reborn,” LORNE shares. “Wanting to run back to the arms of toxic people or the patterns of self-destruction. It’s about clawing your way to a new existence while acknowledging all the causalities, and all you’re letting go. You glimpse a new life, but you don’t feel it yet.”

The album’s raw but polished production aesthetic is courtesy of producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa, Spacehog). A LITTLE MIDNIGHT was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe Lambert. Wyldlife bassist Spencer Alexander designed the album artwork, and it is a subtly playful homage to the cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes.

The track listing for A LITTLE MIDNIGHT is:

01 – Love Stumbles By
02 – Harlem River Serenade
03 – I Can Burn You Down
04 – Monday Morning
05 – Well, I Can’t Hold You
06 – A Little Midnight
07 – You Wont Live In This Past
08 – I Hope The Sun Doesn’t Catch Us
09 – Black Cars
10 – Further On Down The Road

 

“A Little Midnight” Single Cover Art
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Q&A with LORNE BEHRMAN ABOUT THE SONG + VIDEO
“A LITTLE MIDNIGHT”

–What inspired you to write “A Little Midnight,” which is also the title of your upcoming album, and release it as the first single? It’s a punchy and upbeat song, with your angular guitar work and almost conversationally delivered vocals. It also possesses the lyrical urgency you’re becoming known for.

It came down to me having a bad day where a lot of normal but challenging life things were stacking up. I was nervous about paying bills. I had taken my cat to the vet, it looked like she was really sick, and I was waiting on results. And someone in my family was struggling with some serious mental health issues. I felt overwhelmed. When I feel that way, I want to escape from it all. But I couldn’t—it’s real life; it’s being an adult. I was so worried and I sat on the couch and picked up my guitar and sang and played that opening line, “I don’t want to run away again/my problems like feathers in the wind.” It gave me a lot of comfort—like a punk rock n’ roll lullaby to ease my fears. A lot of times the problems we have in life seem more manageable on the other side of the day. Like hang on for a bit, the strength and wisdom to deal with your problems will come.

My decision to release it first was that I feel like it set the tone for the album which is hope. It’s a personal and candid album about my life, but there is an optimism and warmth there, even in the sadness and aggressive parts of the music. There’s always, always hope in my music. Always.

–When you sing the lines, “Cracked sidewalk/crooked roots/Shoot up till you fade away,” are you writing about your own experiences?

That was a poetic image on my street. A tree coming up at an angle from the sidewalk and cracking the sidewalk, and next to it on the ground, a hypodermic needle. The image was just really metaphorically powerful.

–The song clocks in at 1:47 seconds. How do you feel that short length benefits the song?

I love the idea of a little dose of strength or a quick jolt into resilience. The thought being, maybe someone is having a hard time, and they can take less than two minutes and “A Little Midnight” will reset them and make them feel better. For me, punk rock always made me feel better quickly. When it’s the right song, you only need to hear a small amount of it to feel centered, hence, the lyric A little midnight/ it’s alright/A little midnight it does you right.

–As with the EP, the upcoming album was produced by Matt Chiaravalle. Can you talk about why you feel his production style is the perfect fit for your songs?

The main thing is I trust Matt. He will tell me when something is up to par, or if a song needs something else, or if I am missing the mark. He’s honest, blunt, but also says things in a way that makes you feel like you can achieve the ideal he sees. Matt is also really eclectic and can reverently realize lots of different musical visions. We can nerd out about Motown, guitarist Robert Quine, 1990s punk, the Stones, Dylan, the Cure, Television, Lou Reed, and he knows the ins and outs of those classic records. In addition to being a great producer, he’s also a great engineer. He gets great tones, can coax great performances out of musicians, and he’s fast in the studio. He’s also hilarious, and I find myself laughing about things we talk about in the studio for weeks after a session. Matt doesn’t give a lot of compliments, and when he says he likes something or a song is good it’s for real. I admire his honesty. He brought out the best in me, and I am so grateful.

–For the video, you went with a fun and light-hearted feel. You’re seen a photo shoot, having playful + flirty exchanges with Paige Campbell, the song’s back-up singer. What inspired you to take this approach and who directed the video?

I was telling the director David J Baron about the meaning of the song and the story that inspired it. He thought it would be interesting to explore the narrative with levity. We talked about the great Replacements video for “Bastards of Young,” and the idea of a video where everything goes wrong.

Paige is like a sister to me, and we’ve been guiding lights with each other’s music careers. I’ve played on a few of her recordings for her band How Tragic before they found their guitar player. So, doing things together, and me being playfully annoying, is part of our lives as close friends and collaborators, especially that scene with the guitar solo.

When we shot the video it was me, Paige, director David, and my fiancée, Danielle, just hanging out at a studio having fun. Just friends laughing and doing something low key. It was a lot of fun and very loose, and I wasn’t self-conscious. However, when I first saw the video, I was nervous because I felt like all the “uncool” things about myself were exposed. I showed it to Paige and Danielle and they were like “that is you,” and that made me feel like I should just got with it. I was overthinking it, and taking myself too seriously.

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THE BLACK MOODS Go Back To School In Rebellious Music Video “Youth Is Wasted On The Young”

DT: JUNE 9, 2022
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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THE BLACK MOODS
GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG”

WATCH HERE

THIRD ALBUM ‘INTO THE NIGHT’ OUT NOW
VIA WIT HUSTLE / THE ORCHARD / STEELHORSE ENTERTAINMENT
STREAM/DOWNLOAD NOW

Phoenix, AZ-based trio THE BLACK MOODS mix hard-hitting rock with electric blues, strong attitude, and plenty of anthemic choruses on their newly released third studio album INTO THE NIGHT out now via Wit Hustle/The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment. Produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down), INTO THE NIGHT “blends the most elemental components of rock and roll music into new songs that achieve a nearly-perfect balance of guts, glory, guitar, and big-league hooks,” according to Rock & Blues Muse who further praised the band as “one of the most crucial and exciting American bands working today.”

THE BLACK MOODSJosh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums) and Jordan Hoffman (bass)—have today (June 9) released a farcical music video for their vibrant and punchy single “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” following its exclusive premiere via MXDWN yesterday. The video was filmed at Combs High School in San Tan Valley, AZ and includes appearances from the school’s principal and student members alongside the band throughout various skits. Watch it streaming below or on YouTube HERE.

Loaded with rebellious lyrics (“You don’t like the like the way I spend my time / You don’t like the way we live our lives / You always let me know it’s on your dime / You act like being young is such a crime”), the song’s message of nonconformity is relatable to all generations.

Sharing how the song developed, Kennedy says, “The guys and I were hanging out in the studio jamming away and this song started crawling out. The hook line came right to me. I could hear it immediately. The first lines I wrote were the last ones in the song, ‘There’s no life where there’s no love, Youth Is Wasted On The Young’…it just flowed. The rest of it came out a few weeks later once everything was shut down due to Covid and reality had time to sink in. We felt like little kids being grounded, not allowed to go out and play, so we wrote it from that perspective.”

When it came to coming up with a video concept for “Youth Is Wasted On The Young,” Kennedy remarks, “We had a couple ideas as to what we wanted for the video. We wound up getting the option to take over a high school for a couple days, so we HAD to go with that. All the locations in one place, it was a no-brainer. A good friend of ours that we met from playing shows in Arizona and Mexico was retiring from his principal gig and asked us if we wanted to take over his school for a couple days. We couldn’t pass that up! Initially we were just gonna shoot some short videos for social media and then play a few songs for the kids, but inspiration struck. We brainstormed for a couple hours and storyboarded it out and it worked. We are huge Foo Fighter fans, to say the least. Their videos are amazing. We are most definitely paying homage to those guys in this video. It’s got a ‘Learn To Fly’ meets ‘Sabotage’ vibe for me. We are also fans of the Naked Gun movies as well as anything Broken Lizard does, so we obviously don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

THE BLACK MOODS – “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” Music Video

THE BLACK MOODS are currently in Mexico taking part in Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ annual Circus Mexicus festival (June 9 & 10) and will then return to Arizona for upcoming headlining shows in Tucson and Pinetop-Lakeside before making their way West for a stop in Wisconsin with Scott Stapp. Current upcoming shows can be found listed below. Stay tuned for further summer tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

INTO THE NIGHT is available to stream/download now at https://orcd.co/tbmintothenight.

Limited-edition autographed CDs (300 total) are also still available on their webstore HERE.

THE BLACK MOODS Tour Dates:
6/9 & 10 – Puerto Penasco, MX @ Circus Mexicus
6/18 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
6/24 & 25 – Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ @ Weekend In The Pines
7/23 – Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Crystal Grand Music Theatre (w/Scott Stapp)

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Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com


Mammoth, Inc. Expands Footprint With New York City Office; Mammoth Northeast To Be Headed By Industry Veteran Sean Striegel

DATE: JUNE 8, 2022

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN

INTRODUCING
MAMMOTH NORTHEAST
NEW YORK OFFICE TO BE
HEADED BY INDUSTRY VETERAN
SEAN STRIEGEL

Leading Midwest promoter Mammoth, Inc. is expanding their footprint by opening a New York City branch and launching Mammoth Northeast. The New York office (in the city’s historic South Street Seaport area) will be headed by industry veteran Sean Striegel.

With more than three decades of experience as one of the nation’s leading talent buyers, Striegel brings his expertise in concert buying and event production to Mammoth, establishing an east coast presence for various live events ranging from clubs and arenas to national tours.

“The Mammoth team has worked hard at creating a forward-thinking, artist friendly business that serves the customer,” Sean Striegel says. “Adding my decades of experience in the live music industry to what Mammoth has built is a natural fit. Combining all of our knowledge and perspective will amplify the great service that artists, agents, managers, venues, and fans have come to expect of Mammoth.”

“We’ve had a long working relationship with Sean that’s developed into a close friendship,” says Mammoth’s Jeff Fortier. “His renowned booking abilities are a huge asset and addition to Mammoth’s capabilities. We’re very excited to have him as part of the growing team.”

Mammoth’s Josh Hunt notes, “Growth is organically happening within Mammoth, when the opportunity to include Sean on the east coast presented itself, it just made sense. We can’t think of anyone better suited to take on the responsibility of opening and running a Mammoth Northeast office.”

This news comes on the heels of the announcement of Mammoth’s expansion into the Pacific Northwest as a result of their recently announced establishment of Mammoth Northwest, a merger with Portland, Oregon’s Mike Thrasher Presents. Read more here.

Launched in 2006, Mammoth produces a wide array of live events including concerts and festivals, as well as national tours. Mammoth’s events range in size from small club shows to amphitheaters and arena shows (including more than 50 historic indoor theaters). The company is headed by Jeff Fortier and Josh Hunt, who together have over 55 years of combined music industry experience. With home offices in Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, MO, Mammoth produces more than 1,000 concerts and live events across the country per year, and those numbers sure to grow with the addition of Mammoth Northeast and Sean Striegel.

For more information, please visit https://www.mammothlive.com/

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TASH SULTANA Talks About Their New ‘MTV Unplugged, Live In Melbourne’ Album’ And North American 2022 ‘Terra Firma’ Headlining Tour In New Q&A

DATE: MAY 31, 2022

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

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TASH SULTANA
TALKS ABOUT THEIR
‘MTV UNPLUGGED, LIVE IN MELBOURNE’ ALBUM’
OUT JUNE 3
AND NORTH AMERICAN 2022
‘TERRA FIRMA’ HEADLINING TOUR
IN NEW Q&A

In a revealing new Q&A, TASH SULTANA, the gender fluid multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and engineer, has offered more details and perspective about their upcoming album–MTV UNPLUGGED, LIVE IN MELBOURNE, out June 3 on Mom + Pop–and North American tour launching June 10 in Las Vegas. The Q&A is below, along with more info about the album and the tour dates.

TASH SULTANA
Q&A:

Q: Congrats on the upcoming release of the MTV Unplugged album. Can you let us know why you feel this live album is an important work for you?

TASH SULTANA: This is important to me because it’s the first record I’ve mixed. I honestly just wanted to give myself a project when I had nothing on the horizon and see what I could do. It took me three months because I was fussy with it, story of my life–I mean there’s always things you will change looking back but I just wanted to have that under my belt.

Q: American concertgoers know you as a solo performer. Can you talk about the dynamic of having a band onstage with you for this live recording?

TASH SULTANA: I think it’s important to make the distinction that I am a SOLO performer. I always write everything on all my records. I’ve played all the instruments on everything I’ve ever written (apart from the obvious collabs) or released as well as produced, arranged, co-engineered and so forth and I wanted to stay true to the record by extending the groove. I just physically ran out of arms and legs to play everything and that’s where these session musicians came into the equation.

Q: The MTV Unplugged album shines a light on your body of work so far including your version of Bon Iver’s “Flume.” Can you tell us why you selected these particular songs for this performance and why you feel they work together as an artistic statement?

TASH SULTANA: The actual set was an hour and 30 minutes long. The producers and I had a great time trying to work out what we had to condense for what got shown on air which was another reason why I wanted to release the record in its entirety. It’s just a little bit of everything, it’s a bit of the oldies, the newbies, looping, acoustic, band stuff. I wanted to do the EXACT opposite of what everyone else has done, so as you can see it is not “Unplugged”–it’s very much PLUGGED in and that was the point.

Q: Your upcoming tour has already generated an array of sold-out shows immediately upon announcement, including your return to Red Rocks in Colorado which sold out in a matter of minutes. Can you talk about how deeply satisfying this must be for you as an artist who knows they are connecting with a discerning audience who wants purity over commerciality and who wants to experience musical transcendence instead of seeing a slickly choreographed show?

TASH SULTANA: I think that’s a question better answered by the audience themselves. From what I know, given what they tell me is that they come because it’s REAL. It’s an emotional, physical, metaphysical, spiritual journey from the beginning until the end for myself and everyone bearing witness. It’s how I feel when I play. I am not performing the songs, I become the music. The stage is the pinnacle of my existence and my highest place, I revolve everything in my life around stepping out on stage. I treat my mind, body, spirit like an athlete treats themselves for the gold medal they’ve always dreamt of having. I see the vision, I create it, I work for it, I manifest it, I prepare for it, I train for it and therefore I attain it.  

Q: You’re known as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and mixer. By being so multi-faceted and talented—in a way that brings to mind Prince—nothing gets in the way of your artistic vision. At the same time, are there any challenges for you since you oversee all these aspects?

TASH SULTANA: I appreciate other people’s feedback, respected feedback obviously. I would never listen to someone critiquing me who had no positive impact on my life, I don’t hear the hate, I hear the construct. But I suppose the downfall is being a perfectionist, the bar is always set higher, and I never reach the end, so I only compete with yesterday’s version of myself and sometimes I can be hard to satisfy.

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The North American headlining tour kicks off June 10 in Las Vegas at The Chelsea. Marking their first concerts here in three years, the run includes sold-out shows at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Sandy, UT (Sandy Amphitheater), New York City (The Rooftop at Pier 17), Portland, ME (State Theatre), Boston, MA (House of Blues), Victoria BC (Royal Theatre BC), Forest Grove, OR (McMenamins Grand Lodge), Seattle (Paramount Theatre), Oakland (Fox Theater) and Los Angeles (Hollywood Palladium).

The tour also includes stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, the Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 19) and more. These dates follow TASH’s 2022 global ‘Terra Firma’ shows in the United Kingdom and Europe this past March/April with TASH set to return there for additional shows set for September.

The MTV UNPLUGGED album powerfully shines a light on TASH’s body of work and underlines their impact as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and mixer. By being so multi-faceted and talented—in a way that brings to mind Prince—nothing gets in the way of TASH’s artistic vision. The MTV UNPLUGGED, LIVE IN MELBOURNE album track listing is as follows:

01 Musk
02 Big Smoke
03 Mystik
04 Sweet & Dandy
05 Pretty Lady
06 Crop Circles
07 Greed
08 Willow Tree
09 Blame It On Society
10 Coma
11 Dream My Life Away
12 Flume
13 Notion

TASH SULTANA has been dubbed one of the hardest working music exports in Australia. Selling over 500’000 tickets globally in 2019 alone, they are back to make their mark on the world. Their #1 ARIA-charting sophomore album Terra Firma arrives three years after ARIA-winning debut album Flow State–which spawned the 2x Platinum single ‘Jungle’ and the Platinum-selling single ‘Mystik’ as well as accumulating over 1billion worldwide streams.

TASH’s 2022 North American dates are as follows:

Date City/State Venue
6/10 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
6/11 Sandy, UT Sandy Amphitheater SOLD OUT
6/12 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
6/14 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre
6/15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
6/17 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre
6/18 Newport, KY Promowest Pavilion at Ovation
6/19 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/21 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
6/22 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall at Babeville
6/24 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
6/25 Washington, DC The Anthem
6/26 New York, NY Pier 17 SOLD OUT
6/28 Portland, ME State Theatre SOLD OUT
6/29 Boston, MA House Of Blues SOLD OUT
6/30 Montreal, QC Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
7/2 Sherbrooke, QC Sherblues and Folk Festival
7/4 Toronto, ON HISTORY
7/5 Toronto, ON HISTORY
7/7 Quebec City, QC Festival d’été International de Québec
7/8 Ottawa, ON RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
7/10 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/12 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Convention Centre
7/15 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre SOLD OUT
7/16 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
7/17 Forest Grove, OR McMenamins Grand Lodge SOLD OUT
7/19 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
7/21 Oakland, CA Fox Theater SOLD OUT
7/22 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
7/23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium SOLD OUT
7/24 Pomona, CA Fox Theater

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LA Rockers BUDDERSIDE Search for “The Truth” In Latest Music Video Single Out Today, 5/27, via oneRPM

DT: MAY 27, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

BUDDERSIDE
SEARCH FOR
“THE TRUTH”
IN NEW “OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD” MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH HERE

FOUNDING MEMBER/VOCALIST PATRICK STONE
DISCUSSES ‘LOANING’ BAND’S MEMBERS & SHARES TRUE MEANING OF BAND’S NAME IN EXCLUSIVE Q&A

Los Angeles-based rock outfit BUDDERSIDE beg to find the truth of life and its meaning with their new single “The Truth” out today, Friday, May 27, across all digital streaming platforms. Stream/download it at https://onerpm.link/TheTruthBudderside. Vocalist, songwriter and founding member Patrick Stone seeks out these answers in the song’s music video filmed at a valley in Santa Barbara nearby where his Mother used to live. Watch “The Truth” music video, directed by Vicente Codero, streaming below or via YouTube HERE.

STONE elaborated on the inspiration for “The Truth” stating: “My mother’s home use to sit at the top of the valley where we filmed the video in Santa Barbara. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful flowers and sunsets in my life there and had always thought it would be an amazing place to shoot. I remember sitting on her porch, it was like a theatre to watch God paint every day and night. It’s the exact opposite of where you’d expect to see this song explained. The truth is– no pun intended–that this song is so dark it’s dangerous to focus on its lesson. Hopefully, sharing it this way will allow listeners to lean into the grove and dual guitar solo more than its honest lyrics. For once, I’m actually happy to avoid explaining and more devoted to distracting with the visuals. It had to be daunting somehow, though, and I got fixated on the rapture and how insane that would be to see. Religious beliefs are not our brand, but what lies beyond the stars and the secrets we keep played out well into this story.”

Read a Q&A below with Stone on new music, how the band’s name was formed and on how other rock bands keep borrowing the band’s musicians.

The Truth” is one of the many highlights on the band’s upcoming and as-yet-untitled album. Due this fall via oneRPM, it was recorded with producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead). “The Truth” follows the devilish single “Never Worth It” which made its radio debut on KLOSNew & Approved with Matt Pinfield” radio show earlier this month. Previously released singles include the mental health awareness oriented “Too Far,” the self-questioning “Ghostlighting” (and its Scooby Doo-inspired music video) and the album’s debut anthemic track “Voices.”

BUDDERSIDE is rounded out by a talented group of handpicked musicians who after being enlisted by Stone have been poached by some of rock’s top acts to lend their skills on tour and recording duties. Guitarist Sam “Bam” Koltun can be seen playing on tour with hard rock outfit Dorothy and glam rock/metal icons Faster Pussycat. Bassist Gabe Maska was cast as the lead role of Kurt Cobain for the Las Vegas rock show “27.” In addition, guitarist Logan Nikolic can be seen touring with rock singer Diamante, who are currently opening for Shinedown.

Q&A with BUDDERSIDE’s
PATRICK STONE

Can you share how BUDDERSIDE’s new album compares to past releases? What inspired or led to those artistic/style changes and why?

STONE: “It’s finally the music I’ve always wanted BUDDERSIDE to be. Not that my heart and soul isn’t in everything that came before, but the whole band being as talented as they are really makes a difference in the writing, the music and the vibe. I also blame our entertainment lawyer and close friend, Eric German. He had the balls to tell us what wasn’t working and wasn’t afraid to be completely blunt. I’ve always respected Eric and the artists he works with and instead of letting his advice break me, it set me on fire.”

You worked with producer Matt Good on the new album who’s worked with a lot of mainstream radio rock acts including Asking Alexandria and Hollywood Undead. Can you share how he may have added to developing BUDDERSIDE’s overall sound on the album? What did he bring to the table that you felt differed from past producers?

STONE: “Eric German introduced us to Matt and BUDDERSIDE quickly became his band, too. He demands greatness and constantly challenged us with styles and sounds we were uncomfortable with. It was exactly what we needed. Going in, I was completely hopeful a metamorphosis would happen, and it did. He’s hands-on about every detail and we don’t move forward until we all agree it’s perfect. We landed in a very unique and radical space with the new sound. “

“His style is what makes him stand out from the rest. Matt is producing what hasn’t been done before. He’s the leader in his genre if you ask me. I love the bands he’s worked with, and you can tell the difference in the songs they’ve recorded with him and those without. He brings that special energy. Something about me changed and you can hear it in the new music. My preconceived notions about vocals dissolved from technique to truth. I was like a guitar being plugged into an amp for the first time. Everything was on 11. Putting Matt Good’s name on ours is one of our proudest achievements.”

What inspired you to write “The Truth”?

STONE: “The truth. Pun intended this time. What the f*ck does this life mean? What are we doing here? What happens next? I’m suffering. Life seems to be one struggle on top of another and I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m constantly afraid the next thing is going to push me over the edge. Have I lost sight of who I am? My bandmates believe in me and writing this song together helped me see I’m not alone. We all want to know. Give me the truth! Killing ourselves to mean something to someone, for something.”

If you had the chance to be abducted by a UFO, would you take the plunge? Why or why not? If so, what truths would you expect to find from such an experience?

STONE: “Definitely. I’d expect to find exactly that, ‘the truth.’ To know the truth and to unlock the great mystery would be extremely exciting and yet bring abundant peace.”

This has got to be your most asked question but you’ve shared different answers in previous interviews—for once and for all, will you tell us what the name ‘Budderside’ means and why you chose it for the band?

STONE: “There is no exact answer. What does life mean? Answer that and you’ve described its definition. How about the “F” word? Use BUDDERSIDE like you use that word and you get it. If you can explain it, you ain’t got it! Narrow minded people don’t get it. Lemmy got it and that was good enough for me. The people that understand me and accept me for who I am are behind the name. To challenge that is a fight you will lose. You could say Gandhi or Einstein are strange rolling off the tongue, but not once you understand what they stood for. Once you understand us, you’ll see it and say it differently, like we do. It’s the name of a very meaningful rock band.”

When people see/hear the name Budderside, what do you think they think the band sounds like? What do you want them to think?

STONE: “I would expect them to be very curious. When they hear it, I want them to be totally blown away.”

Knowing that you handpicked the members of the band, how does it feel now that other large rock bands have been ‘borrowing’ them for tours, etc?

STONE: “Dorothy thanked me backstage last night for letting her ‘borrow Sam’ for her recent tour. I’m sure she knows she didn’t have to say that, but she did anyways and made me feel really good about it. I love her talent and her songs, and she deserves the very best. She knows that’s exactly what Sam is. I’m really proud to be a part of BUDDERSIDE. BUDDERSIDE is Sam’s band just as BUDDERSIDE is Logan’s band, who’s opening for Shinedown in arenas every night with Diamante currently… and that’s where we belong. Five fingers of a hand clawing its way into the life we deserve, together.”

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ABOUT BUDDERSIDE:

BUDDERSIDE was formed by STONE following his stint as vocalist of Adler’s Appetite, after receiving encouragement from the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead who he worked for as part of his infamous ‘road crew’ and was also a close friend. Lemmy signed them to his own label, Motörhead Music and they released their self-titled debut album in 2016. The band released their sophomore album Spiritual Violence in March 2021 via Motörhead Music/ Silver Lining Music which was recorded by legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Godsmack, Papa Roach) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage) with guest appearances from Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell and Butcher Babies vocalist Carla Harvey.

BUDDERSIDE has toured extensively in the U.S. supporting acts including Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax and L.A. Guns as well as being featured on international festivals including Rocklahoma, Wacken Open Air, Motörboat, Malmö Festival and the Monsters Of Rock cruise.

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Nashville-based Alternative Rock Artist J.D. HUGGINS Share Music Video For “Who Have You Become”; Debut Album ‘Head Full Of Monsters’ Due 7/11

DT: MAY 26, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

NASHVILLE-BASED ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST
J.D. HUGGINS
REVEALS MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
“WHO HAVE YOU BECOME”
OUT DIGITALLY THIS FRIDAY, MAY 27

WATCH IT HERE

DEBUT ALBUM
‘HEAD FULL OF MONSTERS’
DUE JULY 1 VIA
STRUGGLE JENNINGS’ ANGELS & OUTLAWS RECORD LABEL

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J.D. HUGGINS’ combination of Southern blues and dirty alternative rock is exemplified in his newest single “Who Have You Become” which takes an introspective look at oneself with its probing lyrics, “Who have you become, what are you hiding from? HUGGINS debuted its music video via YouTube yesterday (May 25) which depicts him playing a dual role cross-examining himself dressed in opposing light and dark clothing. Watch it streaming below or HERE.

Who Have You Become” will be featured on HUGGINS debut album, HEAD FULL OF MONSTERS, out July 1 via Struggle JenningsAngels & Outlaws record label. Pre-orders will go live on Friday, May 27 at this link: https://onerpm.link/headfullofmonsters. The album was led with three previous singles, “Where We Come From,” “Cage” and title track “Head Full of Monsters,” which features guest vocals from labelmate Caitlynne Curtis.

HUGGINS was raised in the Appalachian Mountains in a small town in Georgia where he spent his time fishing, hunting, camping and teaching himself how to play the guitar. Born into a musical family, he began songwriting at an early age taking influence from his surroundings. He then moved to Nashville to front the southern rock band Heathen Sons who released two full-length albums and an EP and received notoriety for their single “Temporary Queen” which was featured on the hit ABC show “Blood & Oil.” Before disbanding in 2019, the band was seen performing with acts including Nikki Lane, Jericho Woods, Whiskey Myers, Will Hoge, Leah Blevins and Goodbye June, as well as appearing at Whiskey Jam and SXSW.

J.D. Huggins – “Who Have You Become” Official Music Video

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Detroit Rock Band KALEIDO Reveal Horror-themed Music video for “RUN”; Share Top 10 Favorite Songs From Horror Movies

DT: MAY 26, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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DETROIT HARD ROCK BAND
KALEIDO
SHOW THEIR FANGS IN HORROR-THEMED MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“RUN”
OUT FRIDAY, MAY 27 ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
PRE-SAVE IT
HERE

BAND ANNOUNCE HOMETOWN GIGS ON 5/27 & 5/28;
SHARE LIST OF “TOP 10 FAVORITE SONGS FROM HORROR MOVIES”

“Run” Single Artwork

KALEIDO unleash their combustible and catchy signature blend of hard rock, pop punk and alternative music with a biting new single “Run” due this Friday, May 27 across digital platforms. The 2x Detroit Music Award-winning band have revealed a horror-movie inspired music video for the track which was premiered yesterday (5/25) via Metal Injection who described it as “catchy-as-hell” and lauded its “pretty huge” chorus. Watch the “Run” music video, directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Body Count), now via YouTube or streaming below. Pre-save/add “Run” on your preferred streaming platform here: https://lnk.to/KaleidoRun. To go along with the video’s haunting theme, KALEIDO shared a list of their “Top 10 Favorite Songs From Horror Movies” which can be found below.

“Every step of the process, from beginning to end, in creating the song and music video has been exhilarating,” shares unabashed frontwoman Christina Chriss. “From the moment we began writing ‘Run,’ riding high off the energy from just completing three months on the road touring, we knew there was something special and captivating about the song. We’re huge fans of all things horror and spooky, so we were in our element making the music video and it allowed us to bring our love of that world to life.”

KALEIDO – “RUN” Official Music Video

KALEIDOChriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Cody Morales (bass) and Drew Johnston (guitar)–will perform “Run” for the first time to hometown audiences this weekend with two shows: Friday, May 27 at Diesel Concert Theatre in Chesterfield, MI and Saturday, May 28 at The Music Factory in Battle Creek, MI. The band were last seen touring in fall and winter of last year as direct support for Sebastian Bach, who handpicked them after discovering them via YouTube. Previously the band has shared the stage with acts ranging from Aerosmith, Slash and Kid Rock to Butcher Babies, Halestorm, Twenty One Pilots and Rob Zombie in addition to appearances at Kiss Kruise Shiprocked!, SUMMERFEST and more.

KALEIDO shared a deluxe edition of their critically acclaimed breakthrough album EXPERIENCE in 2020 which debuted at #11 on Soundscan s “Top New Artists Albums” chart and earned the band various TV placements including promo spots for the MLB team, Pittsburgh Pirates. Its hit single “Die Tryin’” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s “Rock Indicator” charts and reeled in over 200k streams.

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KALEIDO’s “Top 10 Favorite Songs from Horror Movies”

“We all know the most famous horror themes of all time (Halloween, Jaws, The Exorcist, etc.) so we wanted to dig a little deeper and pick 10 of our favorite songs from horror movies. As huge horror fans, these songs stand out and have influenced us in our lives and in our music. While creating the music video for our new single ‘Run,’ many of these horror films served as inspiration for our own concept. We’ve grown up with most of these classic films and they’re not only nostalgic, but they also hold a special place in our dark, creepy little hearts.”

10. From Autumn to Ashes – “The After Dinner Payback” (Freddy vs Jason)
“This was one of the songs that turned us on to heavy music early on, and hearing it paired with the battle between two of the most iconic horror movie slashers of all time is super epic.”

9. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” (The Devil’s Rejects)
“Already one of the most well-known songs of all time, hearing it play during that final scene in The Devil’s Rejects brought it to a whole new level. Now every time we hear the song, we imagine that ending of the movie.”

8.  Ramones – “Pet Semetery” (Pet Sematary)
“We love that the Ramones wrote the title track for the 1989 Steven King film adaptation of Pet Cemetery. This was one of the first scary movies we watched as kids, and it gave us nightmares!”

7. Huey Lewis And The News – “Hip To Be Square” (American Psycho)
“Patrick Bateman’s dialogue critiquing Huey Lewis, followed up by the brutal murder while the song plays, is easily one of the most horrifying yet hilarious horror movie scenes of all time.”

6. Luniz – “I Got 5 On It” (Us)
“The eerie synth line starting the song pairs perfectly with Jordan Peele’s story in ‘Us,’ and it’s really cool how he brings the song back in throughout the movie.”

5. Dokken – “Dream Warriors” (Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)
“Another written-for-film song, Dream Warriors, is a classic 80’s hair metal banger. The title track, ‘Dream Warriors’ is also one of our favorite sequels in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The music video featuring Dokken flipping the script and haunting Freddy is pretty awesome as well.”

4.  Dream Widow – “Lacrimus dei Erbium” (Studio 666)
Studio 666 is one of our favorite new horror films and features one of our favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. Watching ‘evil’ Dave Grohl rip through the doomy guitar riff in the film was killer! We watched this movie not long before shooting our music video and it was really inspiring. RIP to the late, great, Taylor Hawkins.”

3. Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (Halloween [1978])
“Easily one of the greatest horror movie scores ever, John Carpenter’s Halloween is our most beloved horror film of all time. ‘The Reaper’ really sticks out, as it’s one of the only songs by a band in the entire movie.”

2. KISS – “God of Thunder” (Rob Zombie’s Halloween)
“As big fans of KISS, it was cool to hear this song playing in young Michael Myers’s room in Rob Zombie’s reimagining of Halloween. We grew up loving KISS, so it was pretty funny to see our favorite horror icon as a fan as well.”

1. Gerard McMahon – “Cry Little Sister” (The Lost Boys)
“The Lost Boys was a huge inspiration for us while creating our music video for ‘Run.’ We wanted to give a nod and pay homage to one of our favorite movies. The song ‘Cry Little Sister’ is synonymous with The Lost Boys, it’s a pairing of two classics and so universally loved.”

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DIMESTORE DOLLS Share Music Video for “You Are The Fix” co-written with late Fountains of Wayne bassist/songwriter Adam Schlesinger

DT: MAY 26, 2022

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER, KELLY WALSH/ SRO PR

RIOT GRRRL SINGER-SONGWRITER & GUITARIST
KELLY BUCHANAN
CELEBRATES FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE’S JODY PORTER BIRTHDAY (MAY 25)
WITH NEW DIMESTORE DOLLS SINGLE
“YOU ARE THE FIX”
CO-WRITTEN WITH FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE’S LATE BASSIST/SONGWRITER
ADAM SCHLESINGER
AND FEATURING BAND’S SURVIVING MEMBERS AS GUESTS

WATCH THE STOP-MOTION ANIMATED CLIP (INCLUDING LIVE PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE)
HERE

DIMESTORE DOLLS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘WOOLY MAMAS’ DUE JULY 22

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“C’mon, Jody Porter, do it to me again
You are the fix, my only fix, gimme some of what you got”
– lyrics from “You Are The Fix”

To celebrate the May 25 birthday of her close friend, Fountains of Wane guitarist Jody Porter, Riotgrrl, singer-songwriter and musician KELLY BUCHANAN is releasing a special homage to him with the infectious single “You Are The Fix” by her latest musical endeavor, DIMESTORE DOLLS. The track was co-written with their mutual friend–the late Fountains of Wayne bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger prior to his passing in 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne also contributed to the song: lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chris Collingwood and drummer Brian Young provide guest vocals and the song’s subject, Porter, plays lead guitar as well as lending vocals. “You Are The Fix” will be available on all digital platforms Friday, May 27. Watch its stop-motion animated music video created by Stefano Bertelli/Seen Film (Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies) HERE or streaming below. It was premiered yesterday, May 25, via Rock & Roll Globe and includes live performance footage from Dimestore Dolls and Fountains of Wayne, along with personal photos of Buchanan and Porter.

You Are The Fix” is the lead single from DIMESTORE DOLLS’ debut album WOOLY MAMAS due out July 22. The album marks Buchanan’s return to music after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2008 while playing street hockey; it was so severe that it has taken her the past decade to re-learn to walk, overcome difficulty with speaking caused from the injury and rebuild her other skills, including singing and playing instruments. Buchanan has shown great tenacity despite harrowing obstacles she’s endured throughout her life including narrowly escaping from being sold into sex trafficking after being held captive by relatives of her host family while studying abroad in South America after high school. Overcoming these traumatic experiences led her to pursue a career in music and graduate from the esteemed Berkelee College of Music in Boston and develop a solo career in NYC which resulted in the release of her critically acclaimed 2005 album BASTARD DAUGHTER.

Based out of Lancaster, PA, DIMESTORE DOLLSBuchanan (lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar), Christy Engel (drums), Scott Frenchek (bass/keyboards/vocals), Jeanette Stillman (vocals), Mollie Swartz (vocals), and Chris Whalen (rhythm guitar/vocals)—will perform a hometown record release show on Saturday, July 23 at Tellus 360 followed by additional stops throughout the weekend in NYC and Boston. Full dates are as follows:
7/23 – Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
7/28 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
7/29 – Somerville, MA – The Burren

DIMESTORE DOLLS – “You Are The Fix” Official Music Video

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AWOLNATION To Air ‘Feeling It Out…’ Conversation with ELOHIM in collaboration with The Jed Foundation (JED) Tonight (5/25) @ 5pm PT/8pm ET

DT: MAY 25, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

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AWOLNATION
SHOWCASE HEALING POWERS OF MUSIC
IN “FEELING IT OUT” CONVERSATION WITH
‘MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME’
GUEST MUSICIAN ELOHIM
IN COLLABORATION WITH
THE JED FOUNDATION (JED)

CONVERSATION TO AIR THURSDAY, MAY 26 AT 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET
TUNE IN
HERE

Diamond-selling alternative act AWOLNATION’s most recent release—a covers and collaborations album, MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME—was released via Better Noise Music earlier this month with the aim to illustrate the healing power of music and to celebrate the collaborative spirit of the artistic community. AWOLNATION founder Aaron Bruno crafted each of the album’s 11 tracks on songs that have influenced his life and reimagined each with at least one acclaimed musical artist with whom shares a personal connection.

To align with May being National Mental Health Awareness month, Bruno has formed a collaboration with The Jed Foundation (JED), a leading mental health nonprofit, to share a one-on-one conversation with one of the album’s guests—DJ, producer and singer-songwriter Elohim—on mental health, music and their collaborative cover of Harvey Danger’s 1997 single “Flagpole Sitta.” Bruno commented: “This song directly tackles mental health and it was Elohim’s idea originally. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy, and she is one of my best friends.”

The conversation will be simulcast on AWOLNATION, Elohim, and JED’s YouTube and Instagram pages on Thursday, May 26 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. Visit this website to see all viewing platform links HERE. The talk is part of Bruno’s ongoing commitment to raising awareness for mental health throughout the album’s release. Bruno is also making a generous donation to JED’s mental health awareness efforts.

MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME is available to stream and download across all platforms and variants HERE.

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MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME Tracklisting

  1. Beds Are Burning (featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against)
  2. Eye In The Sky (featuring Beck)
  3. Take A Chance on Me (featuring Jewel)
  4. Maniac (featuring Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves)
  5. Just A Friend (featuring Hyro The Hero)
  6. Material Girl (featuring Taylor Hanson of Hanson)
  7. Wind of Change (featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus & Portugal. The Man)
  8. Waiting Room (featuring Grouplove)
  9. Drive (On digital only)
  10. Flagpole Sitta (featuring Elohim)
  11. Alone Again (featuring Midland)

To follow the covers project, AWOLNATION is currently working on a new album with original music, after most recently celebrating the 10th anniversary celebration of the group’s platinum debut album Megalithic Symphony, which spawned the rare DIAMONDcertified “Sail,” and the release of their 2020 album Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders. The band have also announced a headlining U.S. tour this fall with special guests Badflower and opening act The Mysterines. Dates are as follows:

October 06 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
October 7 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 8 – Omaha, Nebraska – Barnato
October 10 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Fillmore
October 11 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater
October 13 – Chicago, Illinois – The Riviera Theatre
October 14 – Columbus, Ohio – KEMBA Live! Indoor Pavilion
October 15 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Pageant
October 16 – Newport, Kentucky – Ovation
October 18 – Detroit, Michigan – The Fillmore Detroit
October 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora
October 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE
October 22 – New York, New York – The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 23 – Boston, Massachusetts – House of Blues
October 25 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Fillmore
October 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland – Fillmore
October 28 – Atlanta, Georgia – Tabernacle
October 29 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 31 – Nashville, Tennessee – Brooklyn Bowl
November 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom
November 4 – Houston, Texas – Bayou Music Center
November 5 – Dallas, Texas – Southside Ballroom
November 6 – Austin, Texas – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 8 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Revel
November 9 – Tempe, Arizona – Marquee Theatre
November 11 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Palladium
November 12 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Brooklyn Bowl
November 13 – Oakland, California – Fox Theater
November 16 – Portland, Oregon – Roseland Theater
November 18 – Seattle, Washington – Moore Theater

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ABOUT AWOLNATION

Since its formation by multi-talented musician and songwriter Aaron Bruno in 2010, AWOLNATION has redefined alternative music. With multiple radio hits at the alternative format, including 8 Top Fives and 2 Number Ones, the act has inarguably already made a permanent mark, not just in their genre, but across modern music. Most notably, the chart-topping, record-breaking, diamond-certified track “Sail” created a reference soundscape for a myriad of hits in the last decade. That song launched a career that already spans four albums. Megalithic Symphony, the platinum debut LP that also produced the gold certified “Not Your Fault” and two other Top 10 US singles. Sophomore album Run arrived in 2015, and the follow-up, Here Come The Runts, came in 2018. Then entering a creative partnership with current label Better Noise music, the band’s fourth full-length album, ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS, featuring the hit single “The Best,” was released on April 24, 2020, and features collaborations with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. In their positive review of the project, AllMusic calls it, “an energetic, fun, and compulsively listenable set that distills the best of what AWOLNATION can do: making pop-savvy, dance-friendly, alternative rock anthems that are not bound to traditional genre conventions.”

That boundary breaking of genres continued in Bruno’s creative calling, even more so as the world shut down in 2020. While quarantining, Bruno had the idea to celebrate music unapologetically with a team of talented friends – new and old. The result is the upcoming album My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, a collection of unexpected yet passionately crafted covers and collaborations. Launched with the first single in January 2022, a powerful rendition of “Winds of Change,” featuring Portugal the Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, the project offers a sonic experience that takes listeners inward on a retrospective journey and outward on a collective celebration. The homage paid to each song’s original artist is just as fun to dive into as the mutual respect heard in every note from both AWOLNATION and guests.

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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 Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.

In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.

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