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FRANK ZAPPA’S 1973 Halloween Shows ‘HALLOWEEN 73’ Available Today For First Time As Limited Edition Four-Disc Costume Box


 
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IT’S ALIVE!
 
FRANK ZAPPA’S HALLOWEEN SHOWS RECORDED LIVE IN 1973 AT THE AUDITORIUM THEATER IN CHICAGO AVAILABLE TODAY FOR FIRST TIME AS LIMITED EDITION FOUR-DISC COSTUME BOX
 
HALLOWEEN 73 FEATURES SPECIALLY DESIGNED FRANKenZAPPA MASK AND GLOVES
AND MORE THAN FOUR AND A HALF HOURS OF UNRELEASED LIVE PERFORMANCES
SPANNING TWO FULL SHOWS AND A BONUS DISC OF RARE REHEARSALS
 
HALLOWEEN 73 HIGHLIGHTS ALBUM COLLECTS PERFORMANCES FROM
BOTH SHOWS ON SINGLE DISC
 
Los Angeles – October 25, 2019 – Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, the iconoclastic composer Frank Zappa put on a series of spectacular, now legendary, shows around Halloween each year to celebrate his favorite holiday. Before settling on New York in 1974 to host his annual costume-clad festivities, which would continue until he retired the tradition in 1984, Zappa, fronting an exciting new band, performed two rousing back-to-back Halloween concerts the year prior at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. Whereas many of the NYC shows were not recorded, due to the musician’s union charging exorbitant fees making it virtually impossible to allow Zappa to record the event, there were no such restrictions at the Chicago show – in true Zappa fashion it was of course taped.
 
Now for the first time ever, Zappa’s two complete Halloween shows recorded on October 31, 1973 in Chicago, are available today, October 25 via Zappa Records/UMe, just in time for Halloween. These completely unreleased live recordings total more than four and a half hours and feature songs from across his prolific catalog, including his then just-released 1973 album Over-Nite Sensation and forthcoming 1974 record Apostrophe(‘), as well as early arrangements of compositions like “Penguin In Bondage,” “Dickie’s Such An Asshole” and “Village Of The Sun” that would appear on later studio and live albums. Continuing the Halloween series that the Zappa Family Trust began in 2017 with the acclaimed Halloween 77 releases, Halloween 73 is available as a specially designed, limited run four-disc costume box complete with a FRANKenZAPPA mask and gloves, housed in a display worthy box. Produced by Ahmet Zappa and Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the boxed set is rounded out with a 40-page booklet featuring detailed liner notes from Travers and Ruth Komanoff Underwood and Ralph Humphrey,Zappa’s bandmates who played in the shows, and a wealth of never-before-seen photos from the event.
 
The two full shows are presented on discs 1-3, with the fourth disc dedicated to unreleased rehearsals recorded just before the tour started. A single CD version titled Halloween 73 Highlights, which collects together 16 handpicked performances from both shows, is also available. The concerts were recorded on 1/2″ 4-track analog tape which was stored in pristine condition in Zappa’s personal Vault. The tracks were digitally transferred in 96K/24B from the original analog tapes by Travers in 2019 and mastered and re-mixed by Craig Parker Adams. Both the deluxe boxed set and Highlights album will be available digitally for streaming and download.
 

Order Halloween 73 now: https://UMe.lnk.to/Halloween73PR 

Order Halloween 73 Highlights now:

https://UMe.lnk.to/Halloween73HighlightsPR

 
After Zappa’s European tour that ended in September of ’73, the ever-restless musician decided to shake up his lineup once again and replaced woodwind and keyboards player Ian Underwood and violinist Jean Luc-Ponty with two new members: Chester Thompson on drums and Napoleon Murphy Brock who supplied vocals, tenor sax and flute. Following a month of rehearsals, the Halloween shows in Chicago marked the second gig for this new lineup. These recordings then represent the first official recording of this new configuration which as Travers writes in the liners, “would become infamous with the shows at The Roxy Theater scheduled for that December in Los Angeles and filmed for all posterity.”
 
Proceeding the Roxy performances, which can be heard in full on 2018’s The Roxy Performances boxed set, as well as the 1974 double live album Roxy & Elsewhere, it’s thrilling to hear the band dynamics and evolution. As Travers writes, “the music is fresh and going through changes, along with incorporating the new funky rhythms of Chester and the dynamic lead vocals of Napoleon. And with the mallets of Ruth Underwood prominently featured in the instrumentation, Bruce Fowler’s bionic trombone, Ralph Humphrey’s technical wizardry of the drum set, Tom Fowler’s command of the bass and the keyboard mastery of George Duke, it’s a no-brainer that this line-up would go on to be a favorite among fans. The musicianship and chemistry of the personnel blended so well together with the material Frank was writing. It would prove to be a golden period in the history of Frank Zappa and these Halloween shows are proof.”
 
Band members Ruth Komanoff Underwood and Ralph Humphrey both provide some fascinating insight into what it was like to play with Zappa and some insightful history about these shows in the in-depth liner notes which also feature beautiful live shots and intimate backstage photos. Underwood details Zappa’s desire to constantly change up the musicians he worked with and states, “Frank, though, wasn’t looking back for a moment, but only characteristically ahead, relishing the excitement and challenge at hand. Personnel changes had become routine for him, and he thrived on the new musical possibilities and mix of personalities. It was evident, then and always, that Frank needed to live his life in a state of perpetual transition, a reality that could be as maddening to us as it was exciting for all. However unnerving these constant changes, the exertion made us better players, despite some figurative bumps and bruises.”
 
These concerts would be the only Halloween shows that Zappa performed in Chicago as the Halloween tradition would start the next year in NYC in 1974 and continue for the next decade. These shows would have the same unbridled, celebratory spirit of the NY gigs that David Fricke of Rolling Stone hailed as “advanced, instrumental ecstasy, cliff-edge improvisation and impromptu theatrical hijinks.”
 
HALLOWEEN 73 TRACK LIST
Disc 1 (Show 1)
1. “Happy Halloween To Each And Every One Of You” 4:36
2. Pygmy Twylyte 3:25
3. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:24
4. Cheepnis 3:28
5. “Another Assembly Of Items” 1:29
6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue 1:02
7. Kung Fu 1:32
8. Penguin In Bondage 7:12
9. T’Mershi Duween 1:46
10. The Dog Breath Variations 1:47
11. Uncle Meat 2:24
12. RDNZL 5:54
13. Village Of The Sun 4:14
14. Ecidna’s Arf (Of You) 4:11
15. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 9:54
16. Montana 6:55
TRT: 62:12
 
Disc 2 (Show 1 Continued)
1. Dupree’s Paradise 19:12
2. “Almost Up To Date” 1:35
3. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 10:04
(Show 2)
4. “That Greatest Of American Holidays” 4:50
5. Cosmik Debris 6:51
6. “We’re Hurtin’ For Tunes” 1:04
7. Pygmy Twylyte 3:40
8. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:17
9. Cheepnis 4:18
10. I’m The Slime 4:29
11. Big Swifty 9:37
TRT: 67:56
 
Disc 3 (Show 2 Continued)
1. The History Of The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation 1:50
2. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 9:59
3. “Another New Event” :56
4. Farther O’Blivion – Part 1 9:03
5. Father O’Blivion – Part 2 10:10
6. “Pervert’s Special Holiday” 1:10
7. Penguin In Bondage 7:27
8. T’Mershi Duween 1:45
9. RDNZL 6:06
10. Inca Roads 10:55
11. Medley: Son Of Mr. Green Genes/King Kong/Chunga’s Revenge 16:23
TRT: 75:44
 
Disc 4 (Bonus Rehearsals 10-20/21-73)
1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (10-21-73) 1:05
2. Penguin In Bondage (10-20-73) 6:45
3. T’Mershi Duween (10-20-73) 1:46
4. Dog Breath (10-20-73) 1:28
5. The Dog Breath Variations (10-20-73) 1:20
6. Uncle Meat (10-20-73) 2:18
7. RDNZL (10-20-73) 5:10
8. Magic Fingers (10-21-73) 4:47
9. Inca Roads (10-20-73) 14:38
10. Father O’Blivion (10-21-73) 17:54
11. Cosmik Debris (10-20-73) 10:36
12. Big Swifty (10-21-73) 4:41
TRT: 72:28
 
HALLOWEEN 73 HIGHLIGHTS TRACK LIST
1. “Happy Halloween To Each And Every One Of You” (Show 1) 4:36
2. Pygmy Twylyte (Show 2) 3:40
3. The Idiot Bastard Son (Show 2) 2:17
4. Cheepnis (Show 2) 3:18
5. “Another Assembly Of Items” (Show 1) 1:29
6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (Show 1) 1:02
7. Kung Fu (Show 1) 1:32
8. Penguin In Bondage (Show 1) 7:12
9. T’Mershi Duween (Show 1) 1:46
10. The Dog Breath Variations (Show 1) 1:47
11. Uncle Meat (Show 1) 2:24
12. RDNZL (Show 1) 5:50
13. I’m The Slime (Show 2) 4:29
14. Big Swifty (Show 2) 9:25
15. “The History Of The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation (Show 2) 1:48
16. Dickie’s Such An Asshole (Show 2) 10:24
TRT: 63:02
 
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CONTACTS:
Tim Plumley, UMe: (310) 865-7797 | tim.plumley@umusic.com
 
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Mitch Schneider, SRO: (818) 380-0400 | mschneider@sropr.com
Marcee Rondan, SRO: (818) 380-0400 | marcee@sropr.com
 
 



LEE ROCKER Announces 2020 U.K. Tour Dates + New Single “DOG HOUSE SHUFFLE” Out 10/30


DT:      OCTOBER 23, 2019
 
FM:     MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR
 
LEE ROCKER
ANNOUNCES 2020 U.K. DATES
IN ADDITION TO HIS CURRENT U.S. AND CANADA TOUR
 
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “DOG HOUSE SHUFFLE”
OUT OCTOBER 30 VIA ROCKER’S LABEL UPRIGHT RECORDS
 

LEE ROCKER of The Stray Cats fame has announced 2020 U.K. dates following his previously announced 2019/2020 U.S. and Canada tour. Coming off this year’s Stray Cats 40th anniversary tour with red-hot shows and their critically acclaimed album 40 (Surfdog Records), the bassist/vocalist and his band will perform Stray Cats hits including “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” and “Sexy and 17” as well as slamming renditions of songs from his many solo albums. See his full touring itinerary below.
 
ROCKER will also release a new self-written-and produced single and video, “Dog House Shuffle,” on October 30 via his label Upright Records (distributed through Orchard). Musicians joining ROCKER (vocal, string bass) on the single are Buzz Campbell (guitar, backing vocal), Larry Mitchell (drums, percussion), Justin Rocker (acoustic guitar, backing vocal), and Joey Eight (piano, harmonica and backing vocal).
 
This past summer, LEE ROCKER toured America as part of The Stray Cats from August 2-September 1 (presented by SiriusXM) on the heels of the band’s June and July overseas shows where he “muscled his double bass as he dropped, dragged, straddled, slapped and swung it with mastery” (Big Takeover, 8/19/19). In a multiple-page feature in the new Bass Player magazine (December 2019), ROCKER is asked about his ability to come up with fresh rockabilly bass-lines. He says: “I’m still discovering things. I still have revelations: ‘how did I not think of this before?’ There are a lot of different rhythms and slaps, and different ways to walk your bass-lines. There’s only 12 notes but there’s an infinite number of ways to play them.”
 
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
2019: U.S. and Canada Tour
Thu
10/24
Nacogdoches, TX
Stephen F. Austin State University
Sat
10/26
Richardson, TX
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations
Fri
11/1
High Point, NC
High Point Theatre
Sat
11/2
Buford, GA
Buford Community Center, Town Park & Theatre
Sat
11/16
Gilbert, AZ
Higley Center Performing Arts
Sat
11/23
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Lewis Family Playhouse at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center
Wed
12/11
St. Catharines, Ontario
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Thu
12/12
Kingston, Ontario
The Grand Theater
Fri
12/13
Oakville, Ontario
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
2020: U.S. and Canada Tour
Thu
1/16
Columbus, GA
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Thu
2/6
Akron, OH
Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Fri
2/7
Fairfield, OH
Fairfield Community Arts Center
Sat
2/8
Bloomington, IL
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Sat
2/15
Ashwaubenon, WI
Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center
Sat
3/21
Delray Beach, FL
Old School Square Pavillion
Sat
3/28
Longview, TX
S.E. Belcher Jr. Performance Center
Fri
5/1
Monroe, WI
Monroe Arts Center
Sat
5/2
Hartford, WI
Ruth A. Knoll Theater (Schauer Presents)
Sat
5/9
Bel Air, MD
Harford Community College
Fri
5/15
Wilmington, NC
Thalian Hall
2020: U.K. Tour
Wed
11/4
Glasgow, U.K.
Barrowland Ballroom
Thu
11/5
Newcastle, U.K.
Northumbria Institute
Fri
11/6
Manchester, U.K.
Manchester Academy 2
Sat
11/7
Bristol, U.K.
The Anson Rooms
Sun
11/8
London, U.K.
The Garage
 
About Lee Rocker:
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts. From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining music festivals and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all. In addition to The Stray Cats and the Rolling Stones, Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty. In 1982, Rocker and his father Stanley Drucker (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations; this was something that has only occurred twice in the history of the Grammy Awards.  In 2012 Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” and in 2014 he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Rocker has received numerous honors for his contributions to music and the arts, including being inducted to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and he is a recipient of the Visionary Artist Award by the City of Laguna Beach California. Currently Lee Rocker and his band are touring and performing Stray Cats hits including “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” and “Sexy and 17” as well as slamming renditions of songs from his many solo albums.
 
Lee Rocker
photo credit: Alex Solka
 
For more information on Lee Rocker, visit:
 
 
 
For press inquiries, contact SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider│mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk │ afaulk@sropr.com (tour press)

 


ICE NINE KILLS To Record Special “THANX-KILLING” Hometown Show at The Palladium (Worcester, MA) on 11/30

 
 
 
DT: October 21, 2019
FM: KELLY WALSH, ANDREA FAULK
 
 
ICE NINE KILLS
ANNOUNCE ANNUAL “THANX-KILLING” SHOW
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 

 

AT HOMETOWN VENUE–THE PALLADIUM– IN WORCESTER, MA
TO BE RECORDED AND FILMED FOR FUTURE PROJECT
 
 
Amidst headlining SiriusXM Octane Present’s “The Octane Accelerator Tour” across the U.S. laterthis fall, horror-inspired metal outfit ICE NINE KILLS will celebrate their homecoming stop at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Saturday, November 30 by reviving their annual “Thanx-Killing” show in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28. The show will be recorded and filmed for a future project and includes special guests Fit For A King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer and Awake At Last. Tickets are available now at www.iceninekills.com.
 
“The time is upon us once again for a bloodbath of gravy to overflow through the streets of Massachusetts,” declares vocalist SPENCER CHARNAS. “The 4th annual Thanx-Killing fest will be a feast of flesh that will be carved into the nightmares of New England for years to come.”
 
ICE NINE KILLS have been seen rising on the Active Rock Radio charts with their chant-inducing single, “Savages“–currently at #18–which can be heard as the background track for MLB team New York Yankees‘ post-season recap compilation video online being played in-stadium and broadcast online, take a peek HERE.
 
Last week INK debuted a brand-new track, “Your Number’s Up,” inspired by Wes Craven’s genre-defining 1996 film Scream and which will be featured as a bonus track on their upcoming October 25 release THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT.

Further bonus content will

include four haunting acoustic renditions of previously released singles, a cover version of the iconic song “Thriller” and a DVD of their own horror film, The Silver Scream, which alongside the cd will be encased in a special VHS slipcase. Notable figures in the horror and metal community alike will be seen featured as guests including Grammy-nominated musician Matt Heafy (Trivium), horror icon Ari Lehman (the original Jason, Friday the 13th), Chelsea Talmadge (Stranger Things) and Sam Kubrick (grandson of Stanley Kubrick who famously directed The Shining). 


Pre-order THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT in various merch bundle offerings at:
store.iceninekills.com 

 

 
 
Check below to see when ICE NINE KILLS will haunt a town near you.
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Tue
10/29
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sat
11/2
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Sun
11/3
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Mon
11/4
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Tue
11/5
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Wed
11/6
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
11/8
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Sat
11/9
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Sun
11/10
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Tue
11/12
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Wed
11/13
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Thu
11/14
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Sat
11/16
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Sun
11/17
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Mon
11/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Wed
11/20
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Thu
11/21
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Fri
11/22
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat
11/23
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Mon
11/25
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Tue
11/26
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Wed
11/27
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Sat
11/30
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
12/1
New York, NY
Webster Hall *
* = SiriusXM Octane Presents “Octane Accelerator Tour” with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer & Awake At Last
 
 
Further information on ICE NINE KILLS can be found at:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE
 
 
 
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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
818-380-0400
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk – afaulk@sropr.com (Tour only)

 


TWO FRANK ZAPPA BOOKS SET FOR RELEASE THIS FALL

 

 
DATE:        OCTOBER 8, 2019
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
TWO FRANK ZAPPA BOOKS SET FOR RELEASE THIS FALL:
‘ZAPPA GEAR: THE UNIQUE GUITARS, AMPLIFIERS, EFFECTS UNITS, KEYBOARDS AND STUDIO EQUIPMENT’
BY MICK EKERS WITH FOREWORD BY DWEEZIL ZAPPA
OUT NOVEMBER 29
‘THE HOT RATS BOOK’
BY BILL GUBBINS AND AHMET ZAPPA
DUE DECEMBER 15
                                                                                                           
The Zappa Trust has announced the release of two books honoring legendary musician and composer Frank Zappa‘s legacy: ZAPPA GEAR: THE UNIQUE GUITARS, AMPLIFIERS, EFFECTS UNITS, KEYBOARDS AND STUDIO EQUIPMENT by Mick Ekers with foreword by Dweezil Zappa and THE HOT RATS BOOK, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa‘s HOT RATS album by Bill Gubbins and Ahmet Zappa.
“These books provide another way for fans to connect with Frank Zappa,” Ahmet Zappa says. “They give a fascinating window into Frank’s mind and the ideas he came up with throughout his career.”
First up, the November 29 release of Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards and Studio Equipment by Mick Ekers with the foreword by Dweezil Zappa. Zappa Gear offers an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind the legendary music. In addition to a detailed presentation of the equipment, Zappa Gear also introduces some of the pioneering inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs without whom the instruments would not exist. Frank Zappa was an unremitting musical innovator and experimenter, always looking for ways to exploit the latest advances in technology. His working life coincided with the explosive development of music technology that ran from the 1960s through the following three decades. Without such inventions as the Marshall amplifier, the Gibson SG, the wah-wah pedal, and the Synclavier–much of it modified to Zappa‘s requirements and used in ways for which they had never been designed–Zappa‘s “air sculptures,” as his music has been described, would have had a significantly different shape and texture. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes over 180 unique photographs of Frank Zappa‘s guitars and equipment taken by the author at Zappa‘s UMRK studio in Los Angeles. Zappa Gear is an official Frank Zappa book produced and written with the full cooperation and endorsement of Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family Trust.
The following month will see the release of The Hot Rats Book by Bill Gubbins and Ahmet Zappa, out December 15. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Hot Rats LP, Ahmet Zappa and the Zappa Trust have teamed with Backbeat Books and Bill Gubbins, the only photographer to document the Hot Rats sessions, to create The Hot Rats Book, a deluxe, commemorative book packed with never before-seen photos and an interview between Ahmet and Gubbins documenting the Hot Rats sessions and last U.S. show of the original Mothers of Invention on August 10, 1969 at Cleveland’s Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. “A movie for your ears” is how rock icon Frank Zappa first described his album Hot Rats, which remains, 50 years after its release, not only one of Zappa‘s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, but a stunning tour-de-force of the totality of his musical genius and legendary skills as a composer, lyricist, producer, arranger, studio innovator and virtuoso guitar player. The Hot Rats Book is an official Frank Zappa book produced and written with the full cooperation and endorsement of the Zappa Trust.
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About Ahmet Zappa: Ahmet Zappa, the second son of Frank and Gail Zappa, is, in addition to being a co-trustee of the Zappa Family Trust, a successful entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and film and television screenwriter and producer.
About Mick Ekers: Mick Ekers is a lifelong Frank Zappa enthusiast, first seeing the original Mothers of Invention at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1968. A musician and self-confessed equipment geek, in the 1970s he worked as a sound engineer and also sold sound equipment and early synthesizers.
 
About Bill Gubbins: Bill Gubbins’ photographs have appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone and have been exhibited in the United States (Detroit, Nashville, Philadelphia, and soon, Los Angeles) as well as internationally (Bad Doberan, Germany; Klagenfurt, Austria). Gubbins had just turned 19 when Zappa invited him to document the Hot Rats sessions after being interviewed by him following the Musicarnival show.
About Backbeat Books: Since 1991, Backbeat Books have been favorites among passionate music fans and musicians own for their depth, spirit, and authority, Backbeat offers a diverse range of books–from biographies and memoirs, critical examinations and histories, to authoritative volumes on musical instruments and instruction–covering all areas of rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, and beyond.
 
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THE HU Share “Yuve Yuve Yu ft. Danny Case (From Ashes To New)”; Additional dates added to headlining tour

DT:   OCTOBER 4, 2019
 
FM:   KELLY WALSH / MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 
 
THE HU

ADD GUEST VOCALS TO VIRAL SINGLES FROM
WESTERN ROCK NAMES

DEBUT “YUVE YUVE YU FT. DANNY CASE
(FROM ASHES TO NEW)”

 
 
Mongolian rock sensation THE HU will take their self-proclaimed brand of “hunnu rock” to a new level as they further embellish their blend of traditional Eastern instrumentation and throat singing mixed with Western rock music by adding in some of today’s top rock acts to guest on the viral singles from their debut album THE GEREG (Eleven Seven Music).
 
The first pairing features guest vocals from Danny Case of hard rock labelmates From Ashes To New on the track “Yuve Yuve Yu” and was debuted worldwide via SiriusXM‘s Octane radio show earlier this week. Available now across all digital platforms (link below). From Ashes to New have had two Top 10 singles, with streams totaling over 180 million and 223K album equivalent units to date.

Listen to a stream of “Yuve Yuve Yu ft. From Ashes To New” here:
https://thehu.ffm.to/fatn.
 
Stay tuned for additional singles with guests including Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) and others coming soon.
 
 
Photo Credit: E. Altankhuyag
 
THE HU are currently embarked on their first-ever North American headlining tour which has sold out 26 shows to date-including major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago and Houstonand sees the band perform at Aftershock Festival (Sacramento), Riot Fest (Chicago) and Las Rageous (Las Vegas). Full dates can be found listed below.
 
With over 45 million views for their epic music video singles including “Wolf Totem,” “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “The Great Chingiss Khan,” THE HU are a force to be reckoned with.  Check out some critical praise from recent shows below:
 

“The Hu had everyone pumping their fists and chanting “HU! HU! HU! HU! HU!” in between almost every song, and their music – which is not the kind of thing you hear every day in America – was genuinely awesome. Don’t mistake The Hu for a novelty act or anything; they are just a great band in general.”
–Andrew Sacher, Brooklyn Vegan, 9/15/19
 
 
“The room was pulsing with an indescribable sonic energy, akin to that of a swaying heartbeat pumping its way through the crowd to the beat of synchronized drum hits and Mongolian fiddles. Song after song, the packed crowd moved at the fingertips of the brotherhood before them. It was a mesmerizing performance.”
–Hunter Walwaski, The Concordian (Montreal), 9/24/19
 
 
 
For more information on THE HU, visit:
 

 
 
THE HU North American Tour Dates:
 
Friday, October 5, 2019
Santa Fe, NM
Armory for the Arts (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Crescent Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 10, 2019
San Diego, CA
The Observatory North Park
Friday, October 11, 2019
Joshua Tree, CA
Joshua Tree Music Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Teragram (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sacramento, CA
Aftershock Festival
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Portland, OR
Roseland Theater
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Las Rageous Rock Festival
Monday, October 21, 2019
El Paso, TX
Lowbrow Palace
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Paper Tiger
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Dallas, TX
Trees
Friday, October 25, 2019
Houston, TX
Warehouse Live (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Austin, TX
Emo’s
Monday, October 28, 2019
Fort Smith, AK
Temple Live
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Lawrence, KS
Granada Theater
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
St Louis, MO
Firebird
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Nashville, TN
Exit/In (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Terminal West (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Orlando, FL
The Social (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Culture Room
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Tampa, FL
The Orpheum
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Charlotte, NC
The Underground
Monday, November 11, 2019
Richmond, VA
Broadberry
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of Living Arts
Sunday, November 17, 2019
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November 18, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Small’s Theatre
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Columbus, OH
The Basement (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 22, 2019
Louisville, KY
Zanzabar (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Hi-Fi Indy (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November 25, 2019
Des Moines, IA
Wooly’s
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Omaha, NE
The Waiting Room Lounge
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO
Black Sheep (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Independent (SOLD OUT)
Monday, December 2, 2019
San Jose, CA
The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Ventura, CA
The Majestic Ventura Theatre
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Santa Ana, CA
The Observatory OC
Friday, December 6, 2019
Pomona, CA
Glass House
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl
Monday, December 9, 2019
Oakland, CA
The New Parish
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
The Fonda
 
 
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818.380.0400
Kelly Walsh / kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider / mschneider@sropr.com
 

 

 

ICE NINE KILLS Debut “Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)”

 
 
 
 
 
DT: OCTOber 4, 2019

 

FM: KELLY WALSH / ANDREA FAULK
 

ICE NINE KILLS

DROP NEW SINGLE
“STABBING IN THE DARK (ACOUSTIC FT. MATT HEAFY)”
INCLUDED ON OCTOBER 25TH DELUXE RELEASE

BAND REVEAL TRACK LISTING FOR
‘THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT’ 

 

Photo Credit: Tina Korhonen

 

October is the month of haunting, and horror-inspired metal outfit ICE NINE KILLS are prepared to keep listeners filled with terror as they slowly unravel details on the deluxe edition of their critically acclaimed standout 2018 effort, THE SILVER SCREAM.

Scheduled for release on October 25thvia Fearless Records, THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT is a devilish director’s cut style delicacy packed with the original Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping slab’s 13 songs of punishingly heavy and uproariously anthemic odes to 13 horror classics. In addition to the original tracking, the album will include bone-chilling acoustic dirge renditions of goth-avenging “A Grave Mistake (live at SiriusXM),” chainsaw-wielding “Savages,” machete-slashing “Thank God It’s Friday“(co-starring the first Jason himself, horror icon Ari Lehman) and pumpkin-carving “Stabbing in the Dark” (featuring Trivium frontman Matt Heafy), the latter of which premieres today in the below video stream, as well as being released across all digital streaming platforms.
 
The ‘hands of fate’ played their role not only in this song, but also in real life as TRIVIUM‘s Matt Heafy had originally covered ICE NINE KILLSStabbing in the Dark” on his ‘KiichiChaosKaraoke’ Twitch series, where fans request him to learn and perform a song of their choice in its entirety while live streaming. A collaboration was imminent, and the results can be heard below:
 

 

“Ice Nine Kills is one of the absolute best bands on the planet right now,” declares
HEAFY. “With their blend of styles and sounds and unique imagery, they’ve crafted a world entirely their own.”

 

 
“Being such a big fan myself, I did an acoustic cover of ‘Stabbing In The Dark’ on my Twitch live one day. Next thing I knew, INK checked it out and dug it – which I was honored to hear.”
 
“When I was asked to guest on a proper acoustic version of my favorite tune from The Silver Scream–I was elated.” 
 
“I can’t wait till the world hears this newly reimagined version of this incredible song. Watch as INK takes the world over. Mark my words.”

 

CHARNAS also commented: “We were devilishly delighted to find out that Matt was a fan of INK. When we heard his chill-inducing cover of ‘Stabbing In The Dark,’ we knew right then and there that we had to collaborate with him.”

 

He continues, “We have enormous respect for Matt’s abilities and are honored to have him be a part of this spooky, almost folk-like rendition of the song. He slaughtered this performance and we can’t wait for people to hear it during our favorite month of the year.”
 
Stream “Stabbing in the Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)” here: https://found.ee/sitdacoustic_yt
 

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:

 

1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

Here’s what some horror figures and critics are saying:
 
The Silver Scream is the REAL ‘American Nightmare’!”
Ricky Dean Logan / Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
 
“Mama Voorhees would be proud!”
Ari Lehman / The original ‘Jason’ in Friday The 13th (1980)

Fiercely insane!
– Felissa Rose / Sleepaway Camp (1983)
 
Decadent and devious!”
– Ryan J. Downey / MovieWeb
 
 
Following an almost completely sold out European headlining tour, ICE NINE KILLS will next be seen performing on stages across the U.S. leading SiriusXM Octane Presents “The Octane Accelerator Tour” from October 29 to December 1 with support from Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer and Awake At Last. Dates are as follows:
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Tue
10/29
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sat
11/2
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Sun
11/3
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Mon
11/4
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Tue
11/5
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Wed
11/6
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
11/8
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Sat
11/9
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Sun
11/10
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Tue
11/12
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Wed
11/13
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Thu
11/14
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Sat
11/16
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Sun
11/17
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Mon
11/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Wed
11/20
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Thu
11/21
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Fri
11/22
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat
11/23
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Mon
11/25
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Tue
11/26
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Wed
11/27
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Sat
11/30
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
12/1
New York, NY
Webster Hall *
* = SiriusXM Octane Presents “Octane Accelerator Tour” with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer & Awake At Last
 
Further information on ICE NINE KILLS can be found at:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE
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818-380-0400
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk – afaulk@sropr.com (Tour only)

 

 
 
 
 

 


OHANA FESTIVAL 2019: Sold Out Crowds Gathered For Fourth Annual Event

 
 
 
 

 
 
DATE:        OCTOBER 4, 2019

 

 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN
 
   
Photo credit: Sydney Gawlik
 
 
OHANA FESTIVAL 2019
SOLD-OUT CROWDS GATHERED FOR
FOURTH ANNUAL
(FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29)
AT DOHENY STATE BEACH
FOR PERFORMANCES FROM
THE STROKES, EDDIE VEDDER, THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS,
TASH SULTANA, INCUBUS,
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
AND MORE THAN 25 ACTS
 
 
 Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman 
 
OHANA FESTIVAL–the three-day festival curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder–returned to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA this past weekend (Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29) with a sold-out crowd of more than 45,000 music fans. Beyond OHANA‘s musical line-up–a mix of powerful headlining sets, standout collaborations and performances from emerging talentthe Storytellers Stage Presented By Zippo In The COVE at OHANA included a collection of professional surfers, conservationists, artists and National Geographic photographers.
 
Photo credit: Sydney Gawlik
 
Here’s some early feedback on the 2019 OHANA FESTIVAL, which featured performances from The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tash Sultana, Incubus, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and more than 25 acts:
 
“Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s absolutely magical Ohana Festival, held the last weekend of September on Doheny State Beach in Dana Point…the magical setting of being right on the water, and the way the festival is so smoothly run…In an age where festivals are becoming more and more gentrified and homogenized, Ohana manages to reflect the individuality and no compromise feel of Vedder himself…the festival is set on the ocean and benefits both San Onofre Parks Foundation and The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association; the charities tie into the “Storytellers” stage, where conservationists, pro surfers, photographers and more come and share their stories; the festival is only two stages right next to each other so you can set up your blanket or chairs and not have to move back and forth constantly…What makes Ohana magical is that it still feels comfortable, homey and maintains a sense of purity. It doesn’t feel like it answers to anyone.”
FORBES.COM, 9-29-19
 
“The festival, curated by Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, has slowly and quietly, become one of the best fests not only on the local concert calendar but nationally as well…Leaving the venue as a cool breeze gently brushed across your face, it’s easy to get why a nice festival like Ohana works.”
THE WRAP, 9-30-19
 
“There’s usually something magical that happens at the annual Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point…The festival atmosphere is also just extraordinary; it’s all about feel-good vibes and listening to music while simultaneously enjoying the Pacific Ocean lapping at the shoreline.”
OC REGISTER, 9-28-19
 
“The 4th annual Ohana Fest came to Dana Point over the weekend, officially closing out summer with a rock-heavy lineup that did not disappoint…a great lineup that delivered many surprises at a picturesque venue on the water makes this one of the most intimate and exciting festivals around.”
OC WEEKLY, 10-2-19
 
“The fable nearly writes itself: Eddie Vedder, lifelong beach advocate, rallies friends & fellows for a festival to end the Summer, right on the beach where he first learned to surf as a teenager. The Pearl Jam frontman has curated an enchantingly chill, simplified musical experience at the Ohana Festival, held the last weekend of September on Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, four years running…In an era of homogenized festivals bordering on the bland, Ohana inarguably inspired happiness…Ohana has become an annual Summer’s-end tradition that reliably reignites the fires of festival adventurism one last time for the year…”
ANTIQUIET, 10-1-19
 
Ohana Fest remains a mainstay for SoCal festivals…the annual Ohana Fest remains a quintessential festival amongst the many that have cropped up in Southern California in recent years. With its placement on the shores of one of the state’s picturesque beaches, surrounded by palms, and constantly caressed by cool weather and gentle breezes, Doheny epitomizes the kind of laid back cool that the festival thrives on.”
GRIMY GOODS, 10-2-19
 
“Ohana Fest has a major chill vibe…”
MUSIC MXDWN, 9-29-19
 
Additional details about OHANA can be found here. A portion of the proceeds from OHANA will benefit the San Onofre Parks Foundation and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA). A full list of OHANA participating charities is as follows: California Department of Parks and Recreation; California Coastal Commission; Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association; Drop in the Bucket; Parley for the Oceans; Rob Machado Foundation; San Onofre Parks; SHACC – Surfing Heritage & Culture Center; Sea Legacy; Surfrider Foundation, South OC Chapter; Waves for Water; WSL PURE; and Wyland Foundation. OHANA 2019 sponsors include KONA, Toyota, Maui Jim Sunglasses, ZIPPO, SkinMedica®, JaM Cellars, Aperol, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Youtheory. OHANA is a Live Nation event.
 

Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman
 
 
Snapchat: TheOhanaFest
 
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Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 


COLT FORD Shares Track-By-Track Interview On His New Album, ‘We The People, Volume 1’

 
 

 

DATE: OCTOBER 32019

 

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/LYNDIE WENNER, SRO PR
 
 
COLT FORD
SHARES TRACK-BY-TRACK INTERVIEW
TAKING LISTENERS INSIDE THE SONGS ON HIS NEW ALBUM
‘WE THE PEOPLE, VOLUME 1’
 
 
 
We The People is classic Ford with twists from the soft and tender, to the rebellious and includes some unique duets that work perfectly, making this a creative masterpiece from beginning to end.”
–Michelle Kennedy, The Country Note, 9/28/19

 

 

Country star and multi-million-selling artist COLT FORD has shared a fun and revealing track-by-track interview (*see below*) that takes listeners inside the songs on his newly released seventh album WE THE PEOPLE, VOLUME 1 (released September 20 on Average Joes Entertainment).
 
The 14-song album includes the latest hit “Slow Ride,” the groove-driven song featuring guest vocals by number-one hitmaker, Mitchell Tenpenny, to create a seriously infectious blend that radio is embracing:
 
“First listen to ‘Slow Ride’ and KNEW immediately it was a hit! It’s Colt at his best with M10. How can you go wrong with these two?”  —Tom Hanrahan WDXB Birmingham, AL 
“The feedback from our listeners [for ‘Slow Ride’] was so overwhelmingly positive…our listeners are totally on board…country music offers something for everyone.” — Lisa Johnson KHBZ Harrison, AR
 
The accompanying video for “Slow Ride” featuring Tenpenny was directed by Ed Pryor for Hideout Pictures and recently premiered on “YouTube Premieres” (here). It is also being broadcasted on CMT Music and can be seen at CMT.com.
 
FORD and his band are currently touring the country. View the tour dates here.
 
 
COLT FORD
Track By Track
‘We The People, Volume 1’
2019
 
 
“I’m Still Me”
 Early on in my career, I wanted to plant my flag like, “I’m Colt Ford. This is who I am. I don’t have to tell you; my music tells you.” “I’m Still Me” is me replanting that flag. After all these years, a lot of things have changed, but at the end of the day, I’m still me.
 
“Slow Ride” feat. Mitchell Tenpenny
I wrote “Slow Ride” with Taylor Phillips, Josh Mirenda, Jared Sciullo and Justin David Bertoldie, who plays fiddle in my band. “Slow Ride is just the melodic jam that has you 30 seconds into the song and you just wanna let the music take you. Lyrically it’s just the guy saying “hey let’s forget all the trouble and you and I get lost in each other.”
 
 “We The People”
 I don’t know if I’ve ever sounded as good as I do on “We The People” [laughs]. It’s just me. It’s not a political statement. I don’t care if you’re white, black, brown, purple, who you love, or whatever it is, come hang out, be a good human, and have some fun with other like minded people. We have one life; this is not a dress rehearsal, this is it. We can never survive happy and healthy if we don’t work together. 
 
“Back To Them Back Roads” feat. Jimmie Allen
 That was getting back to my roots like, “I don’t want y’all to forget how me and Brantley Gilbert took you down these dirt roads first. Let me show y’all where all of these back roads are. It still feels damn good to just crank it up loud, roll the windows down, and let the music do some good for your soul!” I love Jimmie Allen’s voice. He’s super talented and a great guy. I work with people I’m friends with. It’s not an industry setup. It’s organic. It’s more magical that way.
 
“Red, White, Blue, and Blessed” feat. Walker Montgomery
 It is what it is. I don’t like artists who get into politics. If you’re going to get up there and get involved with all this political shit, I expect you to really get in there and get your hands in it-don’t go on Twitter and Instagram and just say a bunch of dumb shit. As far as what the song is about, I support the men and women who provide our freedom. If you’re here and you’re in this country with all our opportunities, we’re red, white, blue, and blessed. The truth of the matter is, I watch what celebrities say. They want their words to be taken like gospel truth, but the truth is they didn’t study it. It’s an opinion! Keep your opinions to yourself and let audiences enjoy what you do and your God-given gifts.  That’s it, man.
 
“Night Cap” feat. Michael Ray 
I got that song from Tyler Hubbard who’s in Florida Georgia Line. Tyler was born and raised 25 minutes from where I’m from. I took Florida Georgia Line on the road before anybody else did. I believed in them. The success they’ve had is unbelievable. I sent him a message like, “Hey man, I need some songs.”As soon as he sent one, I knew I wanted it. He was like, “That’s ours!” [laughs] He sent me another one I loved, and he finally let me have it. It’s super cool, and it’s got crazy swagger and sexiness to it. It’s for the girls.
 
“Lucky Scars” feat. Eddie Montgomery 
As a songwriter, you write something and you’re like, “How has nobody written that?” That’s, “Thank my lucky scars” for me. Those stories are real. The names in there are real. We take some shots. A lot of people have become crybabies about a bunch of shit that ain’t even important. I wasn’t raised like that. We didn’t tattletale. If somebody hurt your feelings, you’d be in the middle of the front yard fighting back. An hour later, you’d be playing hide and seek. Stop being a cry baby, get on with living your best life, and be a good person.
 
“Where The Water Is” feat. Dan Tyminski
 This is one of my favorite songs on the record. I got it from Walker Hayes, one of my good buddies. It just feels so good–great vibe about it. I was finished with it and then asked Dan Tyminski to jump on here and what he did with his background vocals and on the underneath chorus was amazing. Then he grabbed the mandolin…and WOW. 
“Bring That ‘W’ Home”
 If you know anything about small towns, it’s a small-town anthem or theme song. Friday night football is a big deal in a small town. It’s life. It means everything to some of these people. Where my dad grew up, he didn’t have anything. He was a good athlete, so Friday night was as important as winning the lottery. It really resonates with me and how I was raised.
 
“Cooter Brown” feat. Larry Fleet
 My whole life, it’s a saying that I’ve heard, “Like, boy did you see Jim last night? He was drunker than Cooter Brown!” It’s a really good country tune that’ll be fun to play live.
 
“Bass Like That” feat. Dan Tyminski
 That song isn’t saying much; it’s just a fun one. There’s some funny sexual innuendos in there. It ain’t offensive. It’s country as heck though. I love the way I sound on it. With “Bass Like That,” I want to be able to reach some people who didn’t think they’d like country music, that’s as cool as winning a GRAMMY®.
 
“Time Machine”
 I’ll be 50 this year, and I’ve been so blessed and done so many cool things in my life. I’ve met some of the coolest people in the world. In terms of that song, as you get a little older, you start realizing how smart your parents were or a teacher or a coach and you start thinking back to those times. I’ve got a lot of life to live though. Looking back, people can relate to that song wherever you’re from of looking in that windshield and bringing back memories. It’s just a nostalgic, good, right-down-the-middle country song.
 
“How You Lose A Woman”
 That song was written 15 years ago. I’m a guy who loves songs; I love great songs. I don’t care if I wrote them. I thought that song was a number 1 hit from the moment I heard it. I’ve pitched it to multiple artists and said, “You’re crazy if you don’t cut this!” Fast forward all these years later and being more comfortable with who I am, I decided to cut it myself. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. Every man in the world should listen to it. I’m giving you a playbook on how to win. Every woman can relate straight up.
 
“We The People” (Remix) feat. DJ KO
 You put that on at any club, you ain’t getting off the dance floor!
 

 

                                         For more information on

COLT FORD, visit:

 

 
(Photo Credit: Jeff Fasano)

 

 
ABOUT COLT FORD:
Colt Ford consistently blazes his own trail. By doing so, the Georgia singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, performer, and co-founder and co-owner of Average Joes Entertainment keeps up pace as country’s preeminent independent maverick. Selling over 3 million albums, attracting millions of followers on social media and hitting 1 billion-plus streams, the country artist’s dynamic discography spans collaborations with everyone from Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Jermaine Dupri to members of No Doubt, Lit, and Lady Antebellum. Additionally, he co-wrote Jason Aldean’s #1 hit “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s #1 hit “Country Must Be Country Wide” as a behind-the-scenes force in the studio. Moreover, Ford’s solo tradition of genre-blurring continued on “Love Hope Faith” in  2017 by way of cuts such as “Reload” [feat. Taylor Ray Holbrook]. On “We The People Volume 1,” Ford continues to evolve his artistry and-as only he can-amp things up even further.
 
For press inquiries, contact 
SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider, Los Angeles:
mschneider@sropr.com
Lyndie Wenner, Nashville: lwenner@sropr.com

AVERAGE JOES ENTERTAINMENT:
Claire Cook:
claire@averagejoesent.com

 

 

THE HAUNT SHARE CATCHY NEW SINGLE “CIGARETTES & FEELINGS” IN FRENCH NEW-WAVE STYLE MUSIC VIDEO

THE HAUNT SHARE CATCHY NEW SINGLE “CIGARETTES & FEELINGS”
IN FRENCH NEW-WAVE STYLE MUSIC VIDEO

BAND CURRENTLY IN-STUDIO RECORDING SOPHOMORE EP
WITH MATT GOOD

[The Haunt] are making the most of their formative years, channeling young adult angst into ominous orchestral pop.”
– Miami New Times


A swirl of indie pop and postpunk with a devilish alchemy that summons both blues and beats, South Florida-based sibling-fronted teen outfit THE HAUNT wouldn’t be out of place at Vivienne Westwood’s late seventies London boutique; a new wave countdown on MTV’s 120 Minutes; baking in the sun at the Vans Warped Tour; or a dystopian dance club in space.

As part of a concept-based trilogy of singles based on otherworldly influences, THE HAUNT follow the release of their ominous debut track “Why Are You So Cold” as they unveil a new pop oriented melodic single, “Cigarettes & Feelings.”

Co-written with Christian Medice (LovelyTheBand, P!NK, Hillary Duff|, the track’s music video was inspired by French New Wave films, especially Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin Féminin.

Cigarettes & Feelings” features a bizarre love-triangle between 16-year old frontwoman Anastasia, Alfonzo– an alien she’s befriended– and a handsome new love interest. ANASTASIA explains, “As I begin to fall in love with the new man, Alfonzo becomes more and more jealous, eventually leading him to accept defeat and wallow in his cigarettes and feelings.”

Stream and/or download “Cigarettes & Feelings” now at https://ONErpm.lnk.to/CNF

Lauded as the ‘Best Unknown Band‘ by Miami New Times following the release of their self-titled debut EP and a nearly sold-out global tour alongside Palaye Royale, THE HAUNT have returned to the studio to record new material for their sophomore EP— due early 2020– with acclaimed producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, The Word Alive, Stitched Up Heart). Stay tuned for further updates!


Photo Credit: Anabel Dflux


For more information on THE HAUNT, visit:

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE


Pop/Rock Outfit THE HAUNT Channel French New-Wave in “Cigarettes & Feelings” Music Video

 
 

 

DT:   SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
 
FM:   KELLY WALSH
 
 
 
THE HAUNT
SHARE NEW SINGLE

“CIGARETTES & FEELINGS”
IN FRENCH NEW-WAVE STYLE MUSIC VIDEO

 

BAND CURRENTLY IN-STUDIO RECORDING SOPHOMORE EP
WITH MATT GOOD
 
 
[The Haunt] are making the most of their formative years, channeling young adult angst into ominous orchestral pop.” 
Miami New Times (2018)

 

A swirl of indie pop and postpunk with a devilish alchemy that summons both blues and beats, South Florida-based sibling-fronted teen outfit THE HAUNT wouldn’t be out of place at Vivienne Westwood’s late seventies London boutique; a new wave countdown on MTV’s 120 Minutes; baking in the sun at the Vans Warped Tour; or a dystopian dance club in space.

 

 
As part of a concept-based trilogy of singles based on otherworldly influences, THE HAUNT follow the release of their ominous debut track “Why Are You So Cold” as they unveil a new pop-oriented melodic single, “Cigarettes & Feelings.”
 
Co-written with Christian Medice (LovelyTheBand, P!NK, Hillary Duff), the track’s music video was inspired by French New Wave films, especially Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin Féminin.
 

Cigarettes & Feelings” features a bizarre love-triangle between 16-year old front-woman Anastasia, Alfonzo–an alien she’s befriended–and a handsome new love interest. ANASTASIA explains, “As I begin to fall in love with the new man, Alfonzo becomes more and more jealous, eventually leading him to accept defeat and wallow in his cigarettes and feelings.”

 

The Haunt -
The Haunt – “Cigarettes & Feelings”

 

Stream and/or download “Cigarettes & Feelings” now at https://ONErpm.lnk.to/CNF
 
Lauded as the ‘Best Unknown Band‘ by Miami New Times following the release of their self-titled debut EP and a nearly sold-out global tour alongside Palaye Royale, THE HAUNT have returned to the studio to record new material for their sophomore EP–due early 2020–with acclaimed producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, The Word Alive, Stitched Up Heart). Stay tuned for further updates.
 

Photo Credit: Anabel Dflux

 

For more information on THE HAUNT, visit:
 
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For press inquiries, please contact:

SRO PR (formerly MSO)
Kelly Walsh / kwalsh@sropr.com
818.380.0400
 
 

 

 


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