ROSANNE CASH TO PERFORM ON THE TODAY SHOW AND THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN DURING RELEASE WEEK FOR HER NEW ALBUM THE LIST THE LIST WILL DEBUT AS PART OF NPR MUSIC’S EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN SERIES

ROSANNE CASH TO PERFORM ON THE TODAY SHOW AND THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN DURING RELEASE WEEK FOR HER NEW ALBUM THE LIST THE LIST WILL DEBUT AS PART OF NPR MUSIC’S EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN SERIES

TWO BONUS TRACKS FROM THE LIST WILL BE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT BARNES & NOBLE AND ITUNES

With the release date of her new album for Manhattan Records, The List, nearing on October 6th, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash has announced a series of upcoming television and radio appearances in which she performs songs from The List and talks about her decision to record her first-ever covers album, which features Cash’s contemporary, stylish interpretations of 12 classic songs culled from her list of essential country tunes that her legendary father Johnny gave her in 1973.

The week of the album’s release, Cash will perform on NBC’s The Today Show on October 6th, followed by a performance on CBS’s The Late Show With David Letterman on October 7th. Cash will also appear on NPR’s popular programs “Fresh Air” and “Morning Edition,” as well as American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor,” which will be broadcast live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, on October 17th at 4:45 p.m. CT. In addition, listeners will be able to hear The List streamed in it’s entirety as part of NPR Music’s “Exclusive First Listen” series from September 29th through October 6th.

Following on the heels of triumphant September performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame© and Museum and WNYC’s Greene Space, Cash and her band will open the St. Ann’s Warehouse 30th Anniversary Season by performing The List on October 9th and 10th. St. Ann’s Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street in Brooklyn. Tickets are currently on-sale. Please visit www.stannswarehouse.org for more information.

Produced and arranged by Grammy Award winner John Leventhal (Cash’s husband), The List gives intimate insight into one of America’s best-loved musical families. The album includes Cash’s covers of songs written and/or recorded by The Carter Family (“Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow”), Hank Williams (“Take These Chains From My Heart”), Jimmie Rodgers (“Miss The Mississippi and You”), Hank Cochran/Patsy Cline (“She’s Got You”), Merle Haggard (“Silver Wings”), and Bob Dylan (“Girl From the North Country,” famously done by Dylan and Johnny Cash in 1969). The first single from The List is Don Gibson’s “Sea of Heartbreak,” which features guest vocals from Bruce Springsteen. The track is currently available for download on iTunes.

Two bonus tracks from The List will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble and iTunes beginning October 6th. The bonus track “Sweet Memories,” featuring Chris Thile, will be on CDs sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble, and “Satisfied Mind,” featuring Neko Case, will be available digitally on iTunes.

Advance praise for The List is already coming in: “How can one not get excited to hear Cash wrap that gorgeous, throaty alto around elite, time-tested material handpicked by the legendary Man in Black?” asks USA Today. “Long revered as a master songwriter, Rosanne is equally talented at reinterpretation, singing with such close-to-the-bone sincerity that you can’t help but think: like father, like daughter,” says Elle magazine of The List in its 25 Essential Happenings feature.

Omar Rodriguez Lopez releases Xenophanes

Omar Rodriguez Lopez releases Xenophanes

Renown guitarist and musical mastermind Omar Rodriguez Lopez is set to release perhaps his most melodic and revealing album to date worldwide on November 10th, 2009 via his own Rodriguez Lopez Productions, with European release on September 28th. The disc, titled Xenophanes is the first to feature lead vocals from the Grammy-winning guitar legend — and we don’t use the word “legend” lightly, Rolling Stone hails him among their “Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, placing him on that issue’s cover. Check out the first MP3, “Mundo De Ciegos” (HERE).

Wikipedia tells us that Xenophanes was a Greek philosopher, poet, and social and religious critic of the 5th century BC. His pantheistic conception of the Universe supposed that everything in existence has always existed. He rejected his contemporaries’ notions of an anthropomorphic “god” (or hierarchy of gods) in favor of a concept not the least bit irrelevant to our 21st century mindset, that of a singular (and hence, all-encompassing) global consciousness. His unorthodox concepts were not widely acknowledged until many hundreds of years after his death, and suffice to say, their material concerns are primarily those which humans wage war over two-and-a-half millennia later. Little surprise, then, that this iconoclastic anomaly of a man should lend his name to a new concept album by The Mars Volta’s hyper-prolific mastermind, Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

The inaugural recording from Rodriguez Lopez’s low-profile compound in Zapopan, Mexico, Xenophanes is the first album which finds him at the helm vocally and lyrically, as well as musically. Sung entirely in Spanish, Xenophanes showcases a side of Omar rarely seen before, allowing for a much more gestural experience of the man rather than simply the musician, and truly distinguishing this album from its myriad predecessors. Equal parts Volta bombast, El Grupo Nuevo… technicality, and a textural richness unequaled on prior solo releases, Xenophanes is a triumph of imagination and an inspired, concise statement. A conceptual journey through life, death, and re-birth, the album tells the story of a selfish and judgmental female caseworker who falls in love with a male client, only for him to die soon thereafter. Over the course of eleven subsequent lifetimes, the woman experiences life from every conceivable vantage point as her soul evolves, thereby allowing the maturity and eventual letting-go of her ego which in turn enables the realization that the man was, and always has been, her father spirit. Suggesting the fractal and holographic nature of both consciousness and physical reality, the concepts embraced on Xenophanes will appear at least vaguely familiar to anyone with experience in the psychedelic and/or shamanic realms; concepts which Xenophanes himself was likely the first to express within the confines of Western philosophy.

In order to execute the unpredictable, emotionally-charged compositions on Xenophanes, Rodriguez Lopez once again enlists his veteran co-conspirators: bassist Juan Alderete de la Peña, drummer Thomas Pridgen and keyboardist/percussionist Marcel Rodriguez Lopez. Additionally, the album includes contributions from Mark Aanderud (additional keyboards), as well as the notable voice of Ximena Sariñana, doubling and backing Rodriguez Lopez’s vocals. As Sariñana’s presence on Omar’s recordings and during live performances has already been a cause for much speculation, it should be made clear that Xenophanes does not feature the accomplished and versatile singer’s own vocal compostions. Subsequent releases (the forthcoming Los Suenos De Un Hidago and Ciencia De Los Inutiles albums, for instance) will fully showcase Sariñana’s penchant for infectious melody and engaging lyrics.

Artist: Omar Rodriguez Lopez

Album: Xenophanes

Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions

Release Date: November 10, 2009

1. Azoemia
2. Mundo De Ciegos (MP3)
3. Ojo Al Cristo De Plata
4. Amanita Virosa
5. Sangrando Detrás De Los Ojos
6. Desarraigo
7. Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erógenos
8. Oremos
9. Perder El Arte De La Razón Sin Mover Un Sólo Dedo
10. a) Flores De Cizaña
11. b) Maria Celeste

MEAGHAN SMITH’S FULL LENGTH DEBUT THE CRICKET’S ORCHESTRA OUT OCTOBER 6 ON SIRE RECORDS UNIQUE STYLE CAPTIVATES LISTENERS AND ATTRACTS INDUSTRY-WIDE ATTENTION

MEAGHAN SMITH’S FULL LENGTH DEBUT THE CRICKET’S ORCHESTRA OUT OCTOBER 6 ON SIRE RECORDS UNIQUE STYLE CAPTIVATES LISTENERS AND ATTRACTS INDUSTRY-WIDE ATTENTION

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The Cricket’s Orchestra, the full-length debut album from acclaimed Canadian musician Meaghan Smith, will be released October 6 on Sire Records. This is the follow up to Smith’s highly acclaimed 2008 EP The Cricket’s Quartet, which The Washington Post declared as “one of the best finds of late ’08.” The full-length album will be available as a Barnes & Noble exclusive as well as through all digital retailers. In celebration of the release, Smith will perform a special show at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe on October 5. Please see below for full tour details.

The 11-track album was written in Smith’s home of Halifax, Nova Scotia and was recorded in Toronto with help from producer Les Cooper. The child of a piano-teacher mother and a bass-playing father, Smith devoured old musicals and animated films as a child and later fell in love with the jazz and big-band music of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Those early inspirations influenced the material featured on the album, as Smith says, “My music is modern vintage. The record incorporates a lot of instrumentation from older eras in the form of horns, strings and arrangements, but I also love DJs and their turntables.” These modern influences are reflected on the record through the use of turntables, omnichords, melotrons and optigons.

Smith has already found success in the area of film and television-her rendition of the Pixies classic “Here Comes Your Man” (co-produced by T Bone Burnett) was recently featured on the acclaimed film (500) Days of Summer and two original songs from the record, “A Piece For You” and “5 More Minutes,” have been included in episodes of “One Tree Hill” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Additionally, Smith joined legendary singer k.d. lang on the road earlier this year for a series of select dates.

“A LITTLE LOVE” MUSIC VIDEO

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

September 29 Hollywood, CA Cranes Hollywood
September 30 Los Angeles, CA Bordello**
October 5 Hollywood, CA Hotel Cafe*
October 6 Hollywood, CA Cranes Hollywood
October 12 Los Angeles, CA Genghis Cohen
October 13 Hollywood, CA Cranes Hollywood
**With Ruby Friendman and Eric Korn
*CD Release Show

CHTHONIC KICK OFF TOUR WITH SATYRICON, BLEEDING THROUGH AND TOXIC HOLOCAUST NEW ALBUM “MIRROR OF RETRIBUTION” IN STORES NOW

CHTHONIC KICK OFF TOUR WITH SATYRICON, BLEEDING THROUGH AND TOXIC HOLOCAUST NEW ALBUM “MIRROR OF RETRIBUTION” IN STORES NOW

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC just kicked off their United States tour in support of their new album “Mirror of Retribution”. The tour features Satyricon, Bleeding Through and Toxic Holocaust and runs through October 27th in Montreal, Quebec.

Bassist Doris Yeh comments: “After 2 years, we finally have our new album ‘Mirror of Retribution’ out on Spinefarm Records, and this is our second North American tour. We’re very excited to see the fans here, and we just met the members of Bleeding Through, they’re very nice people, but including the members of the band and staff, there will be a total 15 people on the bus!! Whew! That will be a huge family on the bus!”

Doris continues: “This tour will be an awesome one, and the fans will kill themselves if they miss the show!!!!!!!!!!!!”

CHTHONIC is touring to support their latest release, Mirror of Retribution, which is in stores now on Spinefarm Records. After years of controversy surrounding how to classify CHTHONIC, the band has clearly asserted themselves on Mirror of Retribution. There is no proper label for the type of dark, melodic, extremely heavy sound the band conveys on their latest release. This sound conveys the deep sadness and despair from old Eastern mythos as well as the unforgivable wrath from the history that Taiwan has experienced.

Full tour dates are below.

CHTHONIC HEADLINING DATES

October 4th – Marquee – Tulsa, OK

October 18th – Oz Café – Wichita, KS

October 22nd – Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY

CHTHONIC w/ Satyricon, Bleeding Through, and Toxic Holocaust

September 28th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

September 29th – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL

October 1st – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

October 2nd – The Door – Dallas, TX

October 5th – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

October 6th – Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ

October 7th – The Glass House – Pomona, CA

October 8th – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA

October 9th – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

October 10th – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

October 12th – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

October 13th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

October 14th – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

October 16th – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT

October 17th – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

October 19th – The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL

October 20th – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

October 21st – Opera House – Toronto, ONT

October 23rd – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

October 24th – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

October 25th – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY

October 27th – Club Soda – Montreal, QUE

Bristol Duo Malakai Unleash ‘Ugly Side Of Love’ Album Debut on Domino Records January 12, 2010

Bristol Duo Malakai Unleash ‘Ugly Side Of Love’ Album Debut on Domino Records January 12, 2010

“Malakai are a stand-alone Bristol sensation” – 4/5 Mojo

“Malakai mix Love-style garage psychedelia and trippy samples with modern production savvy. The result is catchy, off-kilter backdrops for vocals that are a clear tribute to Horace Andy. Think Mellow Gold-era Beck crossed with the Kinks.” — The Observer

“Outsider pop that’s unlikely to remain out in the cold for long” 4/5 – Q

“Like a hyperactive DJ spinning between a nuggets boxset” – 4/5 Uncut

“Malakai are into everyone from Public Image Ltd to Tricky; from Morricone to UNKLE; and from Bushkiller to Boards of Canada – which is possibly why everyone from Annie Mac to Gilles Peterson are into Malakai” – The Guardian

Malakai is Hebrew for ‘angel.’ It was also the name of the red-haired bloke from Children Of The Corn. From which the band’s name is derived, we’re not exactly sure and neither are they. Strictly speaking, Malakai’s a duo. There’s a mysterious figure lurking in the background supplying beats and tunes. But he’s a shy sort, preferring the music do the talking, happy to let Gee, the outspoken front person, take the limelight.

Malakai’s origins are in Bristol, on the West Coast of England in Briston and are indicative of the kind of artists that originate from Bristol: dubstep running through their bones, hip hop in the fingers, ‘60s psychedelia in the heart. It’s only right, then, that Portishead mastermind Geoff Barrow has a thumb in this project. Barrow’s a kind of a mentor for Malakai and released the album on his own Invada imprint earlier this year. “There’s no Bristol ‘scene’ as such but there’s a lot of people making music here so heads know to produce something unique, ” says Gee. “In this industry, you’re supposed to choose your weapon and keep in your lane, but the last thing I want to do is repeat myself.”

There’s certainly no repetition here. At times, the album sounds like a Jamaican garage rock band. Elsewhere it sounds like Merseybeat if the beats were supplied by RZA. Or Dick Dale surfing the River Severn. Malakai loves psychedelic music too, “the colour, the innocence and optimism of it all, ” but he’s “more of a two minute and out man.” That’s why some of it sounds like an ADHD kid flicking through the Nuggets box set. At other times, Malakai’s music sounds like the apocalypse itself. One track, “Fading World,” was written after watching a news report on Hurricane Katrina. “I suppose I was taken aback by just how much at the mercy of the elements we are, but mostly at the plums who run things and where their priorities lay, ” says Gee.

You can hear that track and three more on in the Film Four sci-fi flick Franklyn (starring Sam Riley and directed by Gerald McMorrow) – a suitably apocalyptic usage., Malakai are film buff themselves. One track heavily samples cult movie The Warriors. Which one is obvious really. “That film has everything you need: afros, flares, subway trains and spraycans,” Gee says.

Malakai’s also closely connected to the Bristol art scene and from whence the mysterious Banksy has sprung. They’ve commissioned lots of their buddies to produce the artwork for the album, including the more than up and coming Nick Walker, Paris, Marc Bessant, Johnny O, 2Keen, FLX, Eko, K148, Dave Stansbie, Milk, Acer, Naomi Sisson, Mr. Jago and Andy Council. The album’s closing track, “Simple Song,” namechecks an odd cast of characters, including Judy Finnigan, Bella Emberg, Cheryl Tweedy and Lord Charles. “I just put ‘em all together like sticklebricks, ” says Gee, whose British cultural touchpoints fit his wider feelings about Blighty.

If the image of Gee posing with the cross of St. George in his press shots is provocative, it’s meant to be – but not in that way. The pictures are a direct reference to famous shots of cult Frank Zappa associate Larry ‘Wildman’ Fischer, “one of the most natural and incredible talents ever, ” according to Malakai. “My generation grew up under a flag that had been hijacked by all the wrong people, but during my lifetime I’ve seen much to be proud of and it needs to be reclaimed, ” says Gee. “England is The Beatles, The Kinks, Del boy and roast dinners but it’s also The Specials, Asian Dub Foundation, Desmonds, The Kumars and chicken tikka masala.” A spin of the album tells you all you need to know: Malakai’s thrown the rule book away. “It excites me to think where I’ll go musically, ” says Gee. “It’s not about cherrypicking, it’s more about how ‘it’ fits into me rather than how I fit into ‘it’.”

Ugly Side Of Love

Tracklist:
Warriors
Shitkicker
Snake Charmer
Snowflake
Blackbird
Moonsurfin’
Meechs’ Theme
Only For You
Lay Down Stay Down
Another Sun
How Long
Fading World
Simple Song

AL JOURGENSEN ANNOUNCES “CHRISTMAS SONG” AND COLLABORATIONS WITH MISSION UK GUITARIST MARK THWAITE REVCO LUBRICATOUR CELEBRATES LIFE OF PAUL RAVEN REVCO SEX-O MIXXX-O RELEASE DROPS 9/29 WITH BONUS REMIX JOURGENSEN SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS AT CHICAGO AND NEW YORK SHOWS

AL JOURGENSEN ANNOUNCES “CHRISTMAS SONG” AND COLLABORATIONS WITH MISSION UK GUITARIST MARK THWAITE REVCO LUBRICATOUR CELEBRATES LIFE OF PAUL RAVEN REVCO SEX-O MIXXX-O RELEASE DROPS 9/29 WITH BONUS REMIX JOURGENSEN SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS AT CHICAGO AND NEW YORK SHOWS

While his prodigal step-child, RevCo is out on the North American LuBriCaTouR promoting the upcoming 13th Planet release “Sex-O MiXXX-O”, Uncle Al Jourgensen has hooked up with guitarist Mark Thwaite (Mission UK, Peter Murphy, Tricky, Mob Research) in the studio, collaborating on several projects simultaneously. Jourgensen and Thwaite, both long-time friends of Killing Joke/Ministry bassist Paul Raven, who passed away October 20, 2007, joined forces recently at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet compound in Texas on RevCo projects and another Jourgensen side project.

PHOTO: Andrew Davidson

Thwaite brings his remix skills to RevCo’s upcoming “Sex-O MiXXX-O” on Abundant Redundancy (Dambuster Metalmorphosis Mix), to be released digital only as a bonus supplement to the physical release. Thwaite’s previous remix credits include Gary Numan, Methodman and Licky to name a few.

Additionally, Thwaite collaborated with Ministry/RevCo guitarist Sin Quirin on Filthy Senoritas, for the upcoming RevCo release slated for Spring 2010.

But the crowning jewel of the Jourgensen/Thwaite collaboration is the newly penned as yet untitled Christmas Song to be released via digital download exclusively this Thanksgiving. 13th Planet will release a digital stream of the track October 20th, 2009 to celebrate the memory of their “favorite pirate” Paul Raven on Ministry’s Myspace www.myspace.com/ministrymusic.

In tandem, RevCo’s performance October 20th in Jacksonville, FL will host a video collage of Paul Raven’s life by long-time friend, Dean Karr at the RevCo LuBriCaTouR show. New live photos by Steffan Chirazi of RevCo’s San Francisco show can be seen here [link and/or graphic] Jourgensen joins his band of merry freaks, RevCo, for Special Guest Artists on October 6th in Chicago at House of Blues and October 17th at NYC’s Irving Plaza.

RevCo’s LuBriCaTouR featuring Jim Rose, Blownload and Left Spine Down is part of Live Nations Club Passport campaign http://promo-img.livenation.com/lnus/clubpassport/

WARP X ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES DOCUMENTARY FEATURING BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, PORTISHEAD, SONIC YOUTH, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, GRINDERMAN & MORE A MULTI PLATFORM RELEASE NOV 10, 2009 VIA WARP FILMS

WARP X ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES DOCUMENTARY FEATURING BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, PORTISHEAD, SONIC YOUTH, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, GRINDERMAN & MORE A MULTI PLATFORM RELEASE NOV 10, 2009 VIA WARP FILMS

Warp X is pleased to announce the release of All Tomorrow’s Parties on Oct 13, 2009 . All Tomorrow’s Parties is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival of the same name.

All Tomorrow’s Parties is a DIY concert film featuring performances from an eclectic mix artists including: Battles, Sonic Youth, Belle And Sebastian, Patti Smith, Animal Collective, Grinderman, Iggy and the Stooges, Portishead, Mogwai, Slint, Grizzly Bear, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, Daniel Johnston and The Boredoms.

The film is a semi-found bricolage made from Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival’s recent history, with key contributions from director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire).

All Tomorrow’s Parties is a fiercely independent festival that many music lovers regard as one of the most important music events in the world. In an intimate and communal atmosphere, free of corporate sponsorship, it serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living, with musicians and fans living side by side. At each festival a band or artist is chosen to gather up their favourite artists who perform over a weekend in an out-of-season holiday camp by the sea. Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore described the festival as the ‘ultimate mix tape’.

All Tomorrow’s Parties will have a multi-platform release this November with one night only theatrical events, a DVD release and digital download available through Warp Films.

Warp X is an initiative of the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund, Film4, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media and Optimum Releasing:

Notes for Editors:

About Warp X

After premiering to critical acclaim at Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Warp X’s first two films A Complete History of My Sexual Failures and Donkey Punch were released in the UK in Summer 2008. Their third film, Hush, a thriller from writer/director Mark Tonderai was released in March 2009. Warp X’s final three films of their first slate All Tomorrow’s Parties, Bunny and the Bull (a comedy from The Mighty Boosh director, Paul King) and She, A Chinese (an arthouse feature from Chinese writer/director Xiaolu Guo) will be out later this year. 2009 sees the start of the second Warp X slate and a hotbed of exciting new projects in development.

About the UK Film Council

The UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund supports emerging talent and established filmmakers working outside the mainstream focusing on the most innovative writing and the most gifted directors. The fund has a strong commitment to supporting work from the nations and regions, from black, Asian and other minority ethnic filmmakers and encourages the use of digital technology in the production, distribution and exhibition of films. The New Cinema Fund has £15 million of Lottery money to invest over three years and funds 8 to 10 feature films each year.

The fund supports filmmakers at every stage of their career from directors with their first and second features such as Andrea Arnold’s Cannes 2006 winning film Red Road and Fish Tank selected for In Competition at Cannes this year, Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop (Sundance 2009), Dominic Murphy’s White Lightnin’ (Berlin and Sundance 2009), Alexis dos Santos’s Unmade Beds (Berlin and Sundance 2009), Noel Clarke’s Adulthood, Mark Tonderai’s Hush and Paul King’s forthcoming film Bunny and the Bull also a Warp X project. .

The fund also continues to fund more established filmmakers to produce British films with distinctive visions such as Jane Campion’s Bright Star also screening In Competition at Cannes this year, James Marsh’s Oscar®-winning Man on Wire, Sally Potter’s Rage (Berlin Competition 2009), Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Cannes, Palme d’Or 2006), Shane Meadows’s This is England (BAFTA, Best British Film) and Kevin Macdonald with Touching the Void (BAFTA, Best British Film), alongside emerging filmmakers such as Andrea Arnold with Red Road (Cannes, Jury Prize), Paul Andrew Williams with London to Brighton (Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best New Director) and Duane Hopkins with Better Things (Cannes, Critics’ Week).

About Film4

Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. The company develops and co-finances film productions and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.

Film4’s most recent releases include Danny Boyle’s, Slumdog Millionaire most recently winner of 8 Academy Awards, Steve McQueen’s Hunger, winner of, amongst other awards, the Cannes Camera D’Or, Martin McDonagh’s Oscar nominated, In Bruges, Mike Leigh’s Oscar nominated and Golden Globe Best Actress winner, Happy-Go-Lucky and Michael Winterbottom’s Genova.

Up and coming Film4 projects include Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, Paul King’s Bunny and the Bull, Tom Harper’s Scouting Book for Boys, Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Sam Taylor Wood’s Nowhere Boy, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, Kevin Macdonald’s Eagle of the Ninth and Mike Leigh’s 09 Project.

About Screen Yorkshire

Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency, responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful and sustainable film, television, games and interactive media sector in Yorkshire and Humber. Screen Yorkshire’s Production Fund, supported by Yorkshire Forward, invests in film and television production in the region. Recent credits include; The Damned United, Red Riding, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited, The Cottage and the BAFTA award winning This Is England. Screen Yorkshire also has a Business Investment Fund, distributes Lottery and Grant in Aid awards on behalf of the UK Film Council and runs a series of broadcast training schemes in partnership with Skillset.

About EM Media

EM Media is the Regional Screen Agency for England’s East Midlands.

The agency has built a reputation for investing in distinctive and innovative digital media projects and has led the creation of a national profile for the East Midlands as a film-led region.

Since 2002 EM Media has invested ERDF finance and/or Lottery in 31 feature films. These include Karl Golden’s Pelican Blood, Samantha Morton’s directorial debut The Unloved, Brian Percival’s A Boy Called Dad, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, Kenny Glenaan’s Summer, Duane Hopkins’ Better Things (Cannes Official Selection 2008), Martin Radich’s Crack Willow (Under The Radar – EIFF 2008), Steven Sheil’s Mum and Dad, Jeanie Finlay’s Goth Cruise, Shane Meadows’ award-winning This Is England and Anton Corbijn’s award-winning Control. EM Media is also a partner in Warp X, the low-budget digital film initiative which has produced Chris Waitt’s A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Olly Blackburn’s Donkey Punch, Mark Tonderai’s Hush and the forthcoming Bunny & the Bull and She, A Chinese.

EM Media has co-financed the development and production of games and virtual worlds with European Regional Development finance, including Space Ark, mixm8, Beauty Salon, Geon: Emotions, Bugs of War, Manifest, Spell Souls and Hunter’s World.

REVOLVER PRESENTS THE NAPALM & NOISE TOUR! FEATURING THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA & ALL THAT REMAINS (11/23-12/11) SUPPORT FROM STORY OF THE YEAR AND HASTE THE DAY

REVOLVER PRESENTS THE NAPALM & NOISE TOUR! FEATURING THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA & ALL THAT REMAINS (11/23-12/11) SUPPORT FROM STORY OF THE YEAR AND HASTE THE DAY

All That Remains and The Devil Wears Prada will co-headline the NAPALM & NOISE TOUR this winter. The tour will hit both coasts and will feature support from Story Of The Year and Haste The Day, pre-sale is live today here (https://tixx1.artistarena.com/allthatremains) and public on-sale date is Friday 10/2/09 (full tour dates below). Both lead singers for ATR and TDWP commented on the joint tour:

Prada vocalist Mike Hranica said “We’re excited to hit the road with All That Remains, Story Of The Year and Haste The Day. Being a co- headline tour, we’ll be able to play a longer set, too, which means more brand new songs off ‘With Roots Above and Branches Below.’ I’m stoked to be hitting up cities that we haven’t played in a while, and playing songs that we haven’t had the chance to play within the previous tours.”

Phil Labonte of All That Remains adds, “We’re really excited to be hitting the road with a The Devil Wears Prada, Story Of The Year, and Haste The Day. ATR had such a great time playing on The Warped tour in 2008 with both DWP and SOTY were so we’re looking forward to the same kind warm reception we got all last summer! We’re hoping that ATR fans will come out and check out the other bands and rock with us!”

ALL THAT REMAINS NEWS
Massachusetts hard rockers ATR have toured all year in the US and Europe with bands like Slipknot and Disturbed and just wrapped the summer Mayhem Tour. They are currently on the road for the hardDrive Inaugural Tour in support of their release Overcome, which debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart last year and has already sold over 200,000 copies. The band continues to do well at radio with another Top 20 Active Rock single, “Forever in Your Hands.” ATR was featured on a special summer cover of Alternative Press as well as previous covers of Revolver and Metal Edge Magazines. The band’s music videos are frequently played on MTV2 and Fuse and have tracks featured on both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 2 video games, resulting in over 100,000 additional individual track downloads.

THE DEVIL WEARS NEWS
This tour will be The Devil Wears Prada’s first headlining run since May when they crushed 43 sold out dates in a row. Following that was a busy summer on the main stage at Warped Tour supporting their new album With Roots Above and Branches Below on Ferret Music. The album debuted at #11 on Billboard Top 200. The media have rained coverage on the band over the last few months including Hranica on cover of Alternative Press as well as band covers of Outburn, AMP and HM Magazine and a stellar review in New York Times.
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THE NAPALM & NOISE TOURDATES
*more dates to be announced soon

Nov 23 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Nov 24 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
Nov 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov 29 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Nov 30 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
Dec 4 – Sparks, NV – The New Oasis
Dec 5 – Sacramento, CA – Empire Events Center
Dec 6 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Dec 7 – Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
Dec 9 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove Of Anaheim
Dec 10 – Venture, CA – Majestic Ventura
Dec 11 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Dec 13 – El Paso TX – Club 101
Dec 15 – Austin TX – Emo’s
Dec 16 – Corpus Christi, TX – The Pavilion at Concrete Street
Dec 18 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
Dec 19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
Dec 20 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Dec 21 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

Hip-Hop Legend RAKIM – The Seventh Seal Album Drops 11/17

Hip-Hop Legend
RAKIM
The Seventh Seal
Long Awaited Album Drops
November 17, 2009
(Ra Records / Tuscan Villa / SMC Recordings)

September 24, 2009 (New York, NY) -After months, if not years of Internet speculation and rumor, the man many call The God MC’s management and label officially confirm that Rakim Allah will release his long awaited new album The Seventh Seal on November 17, 2009. Guest artists include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Tracey Horton, IQ, Styles P, and others, including Destiny Griffin, Rakim’s own daughter. The artist’s Ra Records shares the imprint in a joint venture with Tuscan Villa and SMC Recordings and is distributed through Fontana/Universal Music Group.

Since its release, the album’s lead single “Holy Are You” has won praise from critics and fans alike. USA Today states, “The God MC previews his long-awaited The Seventh Seal with a lyrically adept reminder of how he earned the name,” with Billboard proclaiming “Rakim is in top form, richly merging self-mythologizing reflections on his legacy with religious imagery.”

His first full album of new material in almost a decade, The Seventh Seal is Rakim’s contemporary observation of the Hip-Hop culture he helped define. While staying loyal to his New York roots, Rakim has created a body of work that encompasses the very best of regional, underground and mainstream styles that are reformed and delivered through his intricate lyricism and the seemingly effortless flow for which he is revered. He has enlisted a slew of production talent including Needlz, Nottz, Jake One, Nick Wiz, Ty Fiffe and more on the album’s well-rounded tracks.

The artist states, “The Seventh Seal is my own revelation…my way of taking the best of what Hip-Hop has to offer, what we as a culture and a community have to offer, putting my stamp on it and leading us forward while constantly respecting what we’ve already accomplished. When you’ve been blessed with a career like mine, you develop a deep relationship with the music, and that love is recognized by the true heads that share it with you. You’ll see us keep building as we break through each Seal…showing the best of what I can do in many forms, bringing the energy and having fun, but first I’m laying that foundation and give my longtime fans the conscious fire they expect.”

ABOUT RAKIM ALLAH:
Universally referenced as one of the Masters of the Microphone and an influence and inspiration to his peers and followers alike, Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of iconic Eric B. is President in 1986 with long time collaborator Eric B. The single marked a turning point in the Rap world – raising the bar for future emcees and revolutionizing the way rhymes are delivered. Rakim’s intricately, intellectual lyrics draw their force from his worldly experience, inner faith and progressive contemplation, fueled by a deep understanding of not just Hip-Hop, but also the Jazz and R&B influences that have surrounded his family since his youth. Rakim’s recordings – including the all-time classics, Paid In Full, Follow the Leader and The 18th Letter – have sold in the multi-millions worldwide. Billboard, Rolling Stone, MTV and a host of others consistently refer to Paid in Full as “the greatest Hip-Hop album of all time” – a claim often repeated in audience polls. The Seventh Seal marks the first album under his own imprint, Ra Records, allowing a true freedom in creative control unparalleled since his monumental first recordings.

ABOUT SMC RECORDINGS:
Established in March of 2005, SMC Recordings is home to independent music and artists. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company’s prized accomplishment is its unique philosophy of artist development, where artists are encouraged to participate with the label from inception through maintenance of their career. This innovative structure has garnered industry veterans to join the company and aid in its growth. SMC’s range of artist owned label partners includes national heavyweights like Rakim and Killer Mike along with a staple of regional acts constantly being developed such as Messy Marv, The Jacka, and the Town Thizzness brand…SMC is distributed by Fontana, the indie subsidiary of Universal. It is SMC’s humble regional beginnings and loyalty to their artists and their careers that will guarantee the company to always be on the precipice of creativity and expansion in the music game.