Laetitia Sadier Announces Silencio; New Album out July 24 on Drag City

LAETITIA SADIER ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM, SILENCIO, OUT JULY 24TH ON DRAG CITY

Silencio! It’s been two years since we took The Trip with Laetita Sadier. Her first true solo album since exiting the bedrooms of Monade and Stereolab, The Trip breathed freshly and deeply as both a personal homage to life’s journey and as a grieving process for the separations that are unavoidable within it. Born from a similar, natural need for stillness as well as agitation, Laetitia now delivers her follow-up LP, Silencio – an album exploring the individual connection to a deeper self, placed in a broader environment, in a similarly fresh kind of way.

Silencio! That noise preventing your connectivity comes from society – the noise of commercialism and the marketplace overwhelming your ability to cut deeply inward, prohibiting your inner-connections. Silencio may help you understand how to resist the rules of these systems, but only if you listen!

Within Silencio’s dynamic song structures, the album features some exciting collaboration: there’s a new jammer with former Stereolabber, Tim Gane; and musical drifter-man James Elkington provides writing for two tracks in addition to recording and playing on much of the record. Need some other freaky names? OK! Sam Prekop shows up mysteriously. But that’s a story for another time.

Guests aside, we’re more concerned with the singularity of Laetitia Sadier. That voice, the one that reaches you and wraps you up each time you hear it. Calm, direct. Cool and hot. If you’re unable to attain an inner connection with yourself, Laetitia will connect to it for you. Silencio is your human modem.

Silencio is out July 24th on Drag City. Following last year’s solo venture touring parts of the country with Beirut, Laetitia will return with full band this fall.

Silencio tracklisting:
01. The Rule of the Game
02. Find Me the Pulse of the Universe
03. Silent Spot
04. Auscultation to the Nation
05. There is a Price to Pay for Freedom (and it isn’t Security)
06. Moi Sans Zach
07. Between Earth and Heaven
08. Lightning Thunderbolt
09. Fragment pour le Future de L’homme
10. Merci de M’avoir Donné la Vie
11. Next Time You See Me
12. Invitation au Silence

The 3rd Annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT Presented by TraMaí Entertainment: June 8 and 9, 2012 at the Hilton Oakland Airport

The 3rd Annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT Presented by TraMaí Entertainment: June 8 and 9, 2012 at the Hilton Oakland Airport

Conference Kicks Off at The Stork, Located at 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA at 6pm on June 7th!

“The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music!”
TraMaí Entertainment is hosting the 3rd Annual California Music Industry Summit (CMIS) at The Hilton Hotel in Downtown Oakland on June 8 –9th, 2012. CMIS is a national and international conference that is “The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music!”. Taking place over two days and nights, the conference features new music (No Cover), thought-provoking panels, informative workshops, one-on-one mentoring, intensive demo listening sessions, vocal critiques, music video previews, and more. In its third year, the event is looking to attract more music professionals, artists and music for the year 2012. California Music Industry Summit will have bands performing from worldwide. Performances will be held daily and nightly in some of Oakland’s greatest music venues. Last year, the summit saw over 300 attendees!

Some of this year’s panellists include Leslie Ann Jones (GRAMMY award winner, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound A LucasFilm Company), DJ Kelly G (BET Music Supervisor), Betty Wright (15-time Grammy nominee and winner), E-40, and many more! Panels this year will include topics that cover recording contracts, publishing, running your own label, music distribution, as well as many others.

The keynote speaker at this year’s summit is Oakland, CA mayor Jean Quan. “Oakland’s rich musical heritage and hot arts and culture scene are a perfect fit for this statewide conference,” states Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. “We look forward to hosting conference attendees and working with CMIS to nurture music industry leaders of the future.”

Geared towards the education of both established and emerging artists as well as music industry professionals, CMIS is an opportunity for professional development and education on the newest trends in the today’s music industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience two activity filled days of workshops and panels lead by top experts in the entertainment industry. Each workshop or panel is tailor made for the specific concerns surrounding the entertainment industry and independent artist, leaving each attendee armed with the knowledge to take their own careers to the next level.

Artists, managers, agents, producers, engineers, stylists, photographers, music journalists and all other industry professionals will directly benefit from attending this conference! The California Music Industry Summit is where creative people connect and cultivate professional relationships that can last a lifetime.

If you are a musician, have a music industry related business or want to get into the business you should register to attend this summit. Don’t miss the opportunity!
Registration badges are required for access to California Music Industry Summit.

CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT REGISTRATION:
• CMIS Registration …… $199.00
• Student Registration …… $99.00
• CMIS Registration (Day of Summit) …… $299.00
• NOTE: No refunds are given. However, you can transfer your registration to another person.

2012 Shaping Up To Be One Of The Biggest Years Of Kenny Rogers’ Career

2012 SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF
THE BIGGEST YEARS OF KENNY ROGERS’ CAREER

FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY DUE OUT THIS FALL
UPCOMING COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SHOWS SOLD OUT
JOINS THE BONNAROO & CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUPS
NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
WORKING WITH DANN HUFF ON UPCOMING NEW ALBUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 30, 2012 – For a universally beloved artist who has sold more than 120 million albums and has been a star of the stage and screen, you’d think Kenny Rogers has already done it all. Yet somehow 2012 is shaping up to be one of the busiest and most rewarding years of his legendary career.

Kenny Rogers is currently putting the finishing touches on his first autobiography, scheduled for a fall 2012 release by HarperCollins. Jam-packed with fascinating stories from life on and off the stage, it’s bound to be one of the most talked about books this year.

“I have to admit I’ve had an incredible life,” Rogers commented. “Once I started actually recalling some of the special moments, I was shocked as to how much fun it was for me. I would hope that as you read this book, you get a sense of where I came from, who I am, and where I’m going.”

Next Monday and Tuesday, Rogers will bring his signature soulful voice, his catalog of hits and all of those stories when he takes the Ford Theater stage as the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2012 Artist-in-Residence in Nashville. Rogers will present two intimate evening performances on May 9th and 10th at 7:00 p.m. Both shows are already SOLD OUT.

Just last week it was announced that Kenny Rogers had joined the lineup for this year’s edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 7th-10th). Kenny will also perform at this year’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 9th.

Kenny’s fans down under will get the opportunity to see him live with the addition of new tour dates in New Zealand and Australia. Beginning on August 10th in Addington, New Zealand, Kenny Rogers and his band will make ten appearances on his first tour of the area since January and February of last year. Tickets for Kenny’s performances in Darwin, Australia on August 18th and Gympie, Australia on August 26th are on sale now. Many of the remaining shows on the tour are scheduled to go on sale May 7th.

Kenny’s most recent release, his first gospel album, The Love of God, became his 21st Top 10 country album here in North America. The critically acclaimed album will be re-released under the new name Faith by Wrasse Records in Europe digitally on May 14th and in stores on May 28th.

Kenny is also carving out time this year to begin recording a brand new studio album with producer Dann Huff (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban). Huff previously worked with Kenny on 2006’s Water & Bridges.

And if all of that wasn’t enough, fans can count on seeing Kenny Rogers embarking on the 31st Anniversary of his Christmas & Hits Tour this winter. As always the festive show will feature live performances of holiday classics as well as his biggest hits.

Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 54 years in show business. His long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 #1 hits – “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “Coward Of The County,” “She Believes in Me,” “Islands in the Stream” (with Dolly Parton) and “Every Time Two Fools Collide” (with Dottie West) among them. His Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide to date. He is the RIAA’s 8th best-selling male artist of all time with one Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.

Kenny Rogers is the singer, the photographer, the producer, the actor, the songwriter, and of course…The Gambler.

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KENNY ROGERS 2012 TOUR DATES
5/9 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Artist-In-Residence – Ford Theater – Nashville, TN
5/10 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Artist-In-Residence – Ford Theater – Nashville, TN
5/17 Buffalo Run Casino – Miami, OK
5/18 First Council Casino Hotel – The Event Center – Newkirk, OK
6//9 2012 CMA Music Festival – LP Field – Nashville, TN
6/7-10 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
6/15 Luhrs Performing Arts Center – Shippensburg, PA
6/16 MGM Grand at Foxwoods – MGM Grand Theater – Mashantucket, CT
6/20 Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino – Eagle Pass, TX
6/22 IP Casino Resort & Spa – IP Showroom – Studio A – Biloxi, MS
7/13 Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, SC
7/14 Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA (With Glen Campbell)
7/27 Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion – Gilford, NH (With The Oak Ridge Boys)
8/10 CBS Arena – Christchurch, Addington, New Zealand (With Glen Campbell)
8/12 Vector Arena – Auckland, New Zealand (With Glen Campbell)
8/15 State Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)
8/16 State Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)
8/18 Darwin Festival – Darwin, N. Territory, Australia
8/21 Perth Convention Centre – Perth, Australia
8/23 Palais Theatre – Melbourne, VIC, Australia (With Glen Campbell)
8/24 Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)
8/26 Gympie Muster Outdoor Festival – Gympie, Queensland, Australia
8/29 Adelaide Festival Theatre – Adelaide, Australia
9/9 Wayne County Fair – Wooster, OH
9/28 Durham Fair – Durham, CT
10/12 Arena Theatre – Houston, TX

Additional tour dates, including the 2012 Christmas & Hits Tour, to be announced.

My Morning Jacket Announce August Tour Dates With Very Special Guests Band of Horses Shabazz Palaces Opens in Brooklyn

My Morning Jacket Announce August Tour Dates With Very Special Guests Band of Horses Shabazz Palaces Opens in Brooklyn

“We are delighted to be sharing the stage with pals in Band Of Horses. We danced a beautiful dance together at Madison Square Garden and there is a lot of love between our camps. It’s gonna be a good old-tyme thrill ride!” – Jim James

Click HERE to download “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” live from MSG featuring Ben Bridwell (Band Of Horses)

Shortly after completing their back to back tours in Japan and Australia, My Morning Jacket are taking their celebrated, exhilarating live show back on the road this August with the announcement of their North American tour, with Band Of Horses in support.

Since their sold out Madison Square show to end off 2011, they’ve played a triumphant performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in February and shared the stage with Preservation Hall Jazz Band commemorating their 50th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall. Jim James also completed a tour with New Multitudes (Jay Farrar, Will Johnson and Anders Parker) in promotion of their album honoring Woody Guthrie. Additionally, the band has been busy curating the Forecastle Festival for the festival’s 10th Anniversary, where they will conjointly be headlining the event along with Wilco and Bassnectar.

The band are showing no signs of slowing down in the months surrounding their tour. My Morning Jacket will be contributing to John Fogerty’s new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which will be released this fall. In the month of June, they will complete a European tour making stops in Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The band will also be headlining this year’s Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee and Newport, Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival, as well as performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival next month.

Commencing their tour in Denver, Colorado at Red Rocks on August 3rd and 4th, My Morning Jacket will be recording both performances and offering them as complimentary downloads to all ticket holders for those shows. Both My Morning Jacket and Band Of Horses are enthusiastic of hitting the road for the month long tour. “YES! We’re touring with the incredible My Morning Jacket!” says lead singer Ben Bridwell. “So psyched to hit the road with our buddies and (hopefully) warm you all up for the greatest band going.”

My Morning Jacket North American Tour Dates

% = $1 from each ticket will be donated to the local charity listed
* = with Band Of Horses
^ = with Trombone Shorty
+ = with Trampled By Turtles
# = with Shabazz Palaces

5/04: Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
5/05: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
07/13: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/14: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival (performance)
07/15: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/28: Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
8/03: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^*% (Flobots.org)
8/04: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^*% (Platteforum)
8/06: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*% (Operation Breakthrough)
8/07: Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater*% (Community Corps)
8/08: St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House*% (Safe Connections)
8/10: Minneapolis, MN @ Somerset Amphitheater+*% (Free Arts and The Current Public Radio)
8/12: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion*% (Franklinton Gardens and Wexner Center For the Arts)
8/14: Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook*% (Do Foundation)
8/15: Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre*
8/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts*% (Urban Blazers)
8/18: Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*% (826DC)
8/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park#% (Sy’s Fund)
8/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*% (Gateway To The Arts)
8/22: Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion*% (Advanced Art Education Program at Gallery 37)
8/24: Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*% (West Atlanta Watershed Alliance)
8/25: Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater*% (Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation)
8/26: Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater*% (Charlotte Tree Fund)

Jack White – Blunderbuss album review

I think I have a new album to enter into my top ten favourites of all time. Blunderbuss by Jack White is quite simply an astounding album of heartache and woe. My only complaint when listening to it was that I didn’t have it on vinyl, because this is an album that belongs on a table, spinning under the needle.

Anyone that is picking up Blunderbuss is probably already quite familiar with White and really the album won’t hold many surprises for you, but please don’t think that that means that this is a boring album. White, true to his style, is relentless in his urgent attack on these songs. Whether it be the slower acoustic Love Interruption or the clearly Dave Brubeck inspired Take Me, the tracks of Blunderbuss are captivating and demand the listener’s attention.

There is an almost generational mismatch that White seems to delight in orchestrating. Many of the songs sound like they belong from a completely time, until there is a sudden screaming guitar that brings us back to the present. His cover of I’m Shaking, by Little Willie John, has all the R&B classic feel of the half-century original and still seems completely at home  nestled in amongst tracks like the seventies sounding Sixteen Saltines or the jazzy organ driven Missing Pieces. Even the country-flavoured Blunderbuss, the album’s namesake, is seamlessly woven into the track list.

It should be noted that not everything here is purely White though. On each of the songs, he is more than aptly backed by a fleet of Nashville musicians lending their instruments and voices to his solo debut. In fact…seeing as this is an album of broken love and failed relationships it is fitting that most of his musical support is made up women.

There is a sense that White’s previous works, be it as part of The White Stripes  or The Raconteurs have all been just a warm up. Though a very personal album, Blunderbuss is White truly flexing his muscles and giving us everything he’s got.

Brooklyn Hosts the Return of Rock N Roll

Whoever said that Rock was dead must not have been to Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY on April 26, 2012, when The Nuclears, Nouvellas, and The Sights got the tight crowd to sway.

In the basement of the swanky bar adorned with leather couches, walls lined with a library of books and even a botchee ball court, three bands brought the hard-drinking grit and energetic performance.

Guitarist Mick Maverick was beyond excited to be opening for The Sights, a band more than 600 miles from their Detroit, MI home and an important musical influence for Maverick. The three piece consists of lead singer/guitarist Eddie Baranek, Skip Denomme on drums and a new vocalist/keyboard player. But despite The Sights’ nation-wide reputation and up-coming tour with Jack Black’s Tenacious D, the local band from Brooklyn stole the show.

First on the bill, The Nuclears wasted no time once they got their boots up stage. Formed by two guitar-playing brothers Brian and Mick Maverick about ten-years ago, the band includes lead vocalist Nick Vivid, Geoff Hug on drums and Bobby Atoms on bass.

No one needed to announce The Nuclears to the stage because once he got his guitar in his hand Mick Maverick, wearing his leopard-print tights and a sleeveless top started picking away. The band started right in. Shirtless, wearing low-cut jeans on a lean, cut figure like a mix between Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison, The Nuclears’ front-man Nick Vivid sucked in the listeners.

Vivid swung from the ceiling pipes, walked through the crowd, and teased with falling into the excited fans. The fans up front had his hand thrown in their faces, stared down and could smell the smoke in his hair.

The players nailed their set which included their classic track “Fast Cars, Loud Guitars” and their most recent single “Myrtle Ave at 4 a.m.” which also has an official music video that appears to have come straight from the archives of a 1970s German music show.

Wavves releases Weed Demon video game with Vice and Mishka

WAVVES TEAMS UP WITH VICE AND MISHKA FOR “WEED DEMON” VIDEO GAME

PLAY WEED DEMON HERE

“It’s like Paper Boy but you deliver drugs and you feed a monster meth at the end. I’ve been recording. Having fun with this kind of stuff on the side. Thanks to Mishka, Vice, and everyone helping me do random shit like this. Hope we can turn weed demon into an app someday.”
– Nathan of Wavves

During a short break in their busy touring and recording schedule, Wavves teamed up with homies Vice and Mishka to create a demented game that resembles something like Paper Boy only if the paper boy drank too much of the acid punch. Deliver drugs and avoid the Mishka-designed monsters as either Nathan or Stephen just don’t smoke all the stash, man. Jam out to the Anamanaguchi cover of “So Bored” while playing the game here but remember don’t bogart that joint!

Play – Weed Demon: http://www.vice.com/read/wavves-weed-demon

Moonface – With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery album review

If Spencer Krug’s upbeat work with Sunset Rubdown is indicative of his attitude before nightfall, then it seems his joy gets lost in the dark when the moon shows its face.

Most know him as an indie-rock nomad, but K rug plays musical mad scientist on Heartbreaking Bravery, his latest release as Moonface. This time around it was a collaborative effort with former tour mates (via Wolf Parade) and Helsinki natives Siinai.

The amount of experimentation on Bravery cannot be understated. But it works.

The album opens on a high note with its ominous title track. A balanced effort from a myriad of instruments accompanies a voice in Krug that sounds eerily similar to that of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event.

The next two tracks, “Yesterday’s Fire” and “Shitty City” delve even deeper into the channels of the musical cosmos, but only find their way onto a comfortable groove in brief spurts. While it is apparent that a sense of bewilderment was Krug’s intention, a cohesive musical arrangement deserves structure with hooks and a chorus.

“Quickfire, I Tried” is the guiding light on a journey bordering on aimless. The background guitar matches the sweetness in Krug’s poetry (“Quickfire, I have tried to settle down/But am lifted by the sirens in my blood/and they are not done with their song…”), and the whole piece could fit into a climax of any classic 1980s rom-com with perfection.

The second half of Bravery takes a turn with dramatic and forgetful tracks like “Faraway Lightning” and “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips”.  Any small sense of direction is lost in the remainder of this album, but not enough to cast a shadow over the work in full.

It may be hard to guess what Krug’s next project could sound like, but after now hearing both sides of the spectrum, I trust it to be worthwhile.

Mystery Jets sets US release date for new album, Radlands, announces tour

Mystery Jets sets US release date for new album, Radlands, announces tour

STREAM: “Sister Everett”

VIDEO: “Someone Purer”

Mystery Jets’ fourth album Radlands will be released on June 5th in North America. The album was recorded in Austin, Texas and Streatham, London and was co-produced by Mystery Jets and Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini).

Click here to watch the official album trailer

Mystery Jets are Blaine Harrison, Will Rees, Kai Fish and Kapil Trivedi. On the making of the album Radlands, Blaine explains:

We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film Badlands and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river.

All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called jack who ran a little studio up in the hills-which is why the songs sound the way they do. In the daytime we wrote lyrics on the porch and in the evenings a family of Deer would gather in the back yard to hear us play. Some nights we drove into town to drink and bring people back to play on the songs.

When we arrived home, it was hard to believe any of it even happened. It somehow all felt like a strange dream. But when Dan Carey heard it and invited us down to his studio we listened back to everything and it was all there, it was real. All we were missing were some gospel singers, which he found in the Streatham community ladies choir…

Twelve months on, and we are gearing up to take Radlands on the road. Its been a long time and we cannot wait to see you all again.

xBlaine

Comic:
The limited edition double vinyl format of Radlands (500 copies only) will include a 32+ page illustrated comic called Radlands – The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar and features covers by Eisner Award-winning British comic artist Glenn Fabry, famous for his work on Preacher and The Authority. Richard Elms co-wrote the comic with Mystery Jets and this is his first published comic.

MYSTERY JETS

12 June 2012 House Of Blues Boston, MA
14 June 2012 Music Center At Strathmore North Bethesda, MD
15 June 2012 Beacon Theatre New York NY
16 June 2012 Merriam Theater Philadelphia PA
18 June 2012 Olympia de Montreal Montreal QC
19 June 2012 The Sound Academy Toronto ON
21 June 2012 Marathon Music Works Nashville TN
22 June 2012 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
23 June 2012 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI
25 June 2012 Paramount Theatre Denver CO
26 June 2012 The Gallivan Center Salt Lake City UT
29 June 2012 The Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles CA
30 June 2012 The Fox Theatre Oakland CA

Mystery Jets
Radlands
Street Date: June 5, 2012

Track List:
1. Radlands
2. You Had Me At Hello
3. Someone Purer
4. The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar
5. Greatest Hits
6. The Hale Bop
7. The Nothing
8. Take Me Where The Roses Grow
9. Sister Everett
10. Lost In Austin
11. Luminescense

A LIFE ONCE LOST: New Studio Updates from Planet Red, Additional Summer Tour Dates and Philadelphia Residency Dates Added

A LIFE ONCE LOST: New Studio Updates from Planet Red, Additional Summer Tour Dates and Philadelphia Residency Dates Added

Philadelphia, PA’s A LIFE ONCE LOST is issuing a new update from Planet Red in Richmond, VA on the recording of their upcoming full-length release with Season of Mist. Planet Red is owned and operated by producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom).

“We are hustling along here with this album,” states vocalist Bob Meadows. “It’s going to be a beast of a record and fans can expect a little more honesty both musically and lyrically with an amalgamation of the ALOL signature style and some other surprises that have yet to be over played within the metal community. We are making this record because we enjoy the art of making music, not because we have to make a new record. As long as we are happy playing in ALOL, we will continue to grow and take our sound further.”

After only several days in the studio, the band is making quick progress without sacrificing important details. Meadows adds, “Right now we’re halfway done with guitars and bass. I’ve finished vocals for several tracks and we’re looking to finish basic recording and then fine-tune everything for the next few weeks. We’re going to be posting some video updates in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for those.”

Before leaving to record in Richmond, the band landed a residency for the summer at the infamous Kung Fu Necktie in their hometown of Philadelphia, PA. “We are doing a July residency at the most lawless club in Philly, Kung Fu Necktie (KFN),” states guitarist Doug Sabolick. “Every week we will have special guests playing and each show will be a different line up. Come check out all the new ALOL material as we tighten up our show and get ready to unleash our new album.”

Kung Fu Necktie, located at 1250 North Front Street in Philadephia, PA, will host the band for performances on July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Stay tuned for line-up announcements coming soon!

In addition to the KFN performances, the band recently announced a string of summer tour dates with California sludge metal band Black Sheep Wall. The tour kicks off on June 23rd in Richmond, VA, ending on July 2nd in Philadelphia, PA.

A LIFE ONCE LOST TOUR DATES W/ BLACK SHEEP WALL
6/23 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
6/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9
6/25 – New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
6/26 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
6/27 – Keene, NH @ The Railroad Tavern
6/28 – Rochester, NY @ The Dubland Underground
6/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
6/30 – Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
7/1 – Fredericksburg, VA @ Blue Nile
7/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie