Charli XCX’s US headline dates moved to Oct/Nov– to join UK arena tour w/ Paramore

21-year-old Charlotte Aitchison aka Charli XCX reveals she will join Paramore on their upcoming UK arena headline tour in September—which unfortunately means the scheduled North American fall headline tour will be postponed until the end of October/November, 2013.

“I’m very happy to have been asked to support Paramore on their UK tour. I’ve never really done shows in the UK outside of London before so it’s going to be something different and kind of scary for me. Of course I am really, truly so so sorry to everyone who got tickets to my US shows, as now I will have to reschedule those dates and I hate the fact that I will have let lots of people down. It’s weird, I always feel strangely at home when I play shows in America and the fans I have out there are literally the best, most killer fans in the world. I’m upset that you guys are going to be disappointed and annoyed at me, as I really did have big things planned for this tour, so it’s very sad. I’m working really hard to reschedule the dates right now and all I can promise you is that the shows will be even bigger and better than anything I’ve ever done before” –Charli XCX

Following what’s been an incredible year, having released her breakthrough debut album “TRUE ROMANCE” (via IAMSOUND) to rave reviews, including a ‘Best New Music’ mark from Pitchfork; having written her first #1 single ‘I Love It’ for Swedish duo Icona Pop, which has gone on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide; and moreover, Charli is currently writing in the studio with some of the biggest names in pop. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a revised US routing! Replay the single, “You (Ha Ha Ha)” here:

CHARLI XCX on TOUR
*9/20-9/28 supporting Paramore except
8/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
9/20 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester MEN Arena
9/21 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
9/23 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham LG Arena
9/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Capital FM Arena
9/27 – London, UK @ TBC
9/28 – London, UK @ TBC
10/5 – Vienna, Austria @ Waves Vienna Festival*
10/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vegas Festival
TBD – US HEADLINE DATES TO BE RELEASED SOON*
11/30 – London, UK @ London Islington Academy

Bonnaroo and Ustream Announce 2013 Webcast Lineup

BONNAROO AND USTREAM ANNOUNCE 2013 WEBCAST LINEUP FEATURING:

PAUL McCARTNEY, MUMFORD & SONS, WILCO, THE NATIONAL, NAS, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, WU TANG CLAN, OF MONSTERS & MEN, KENDRICK LAMAR, THE LUMINEERS, A$AP ROCKY, SUPERJAM AND MANY MORE

LIVE PREMIUM DIGITAL WEBCAST AVAILABLE ON BONNAROO.COM AND USTREAM.TV/BONNAROO

The 12th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in association with Ustream, the leader in live social video streaming, announce the lineup for the festival’s 2013 live webcast, beginning Friday June 14th. Fans will be able to experience exclusive Bonnaroo performances from artists including Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Wilco, The National, Nas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wu Tang Clan, Of Monsters & Men, Kendrick Lamar and many more while they are happening via Ustream’s interactive, socially integrated platform. Besides these great artists, Bonnaroo will be webcasting a live SuperJam for the first time ever. This year’s SuperJam features RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, Chad Hugo (of The Neptunes), Lettuce and special guests.

A complete lineup of all the webcasts is below. Bonnaroo will take place this weekend, June 13 – 16, in Manchester, TN.

This year’s Bonnaroo webcast will be available for viewing on Bonnaroo.com, Ustream.tv/Bonnaroo, as well as other partner sites.

2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Webcast Lineup Via Ustream:

A-Trak
ALO with Special Guests
A$AP Rocky
Beach House
Big K.R.I.T.
Calexico
Delta Rae
Dirty Projectors
Divine Fits
Father John Misty
Foals
Four Tet
Glen Hansard
Gov’t Mule
Grizzly Bear
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Jim James
Japandroids
Kendrick Lamar
Local Natives
Lord Huron
The Lumineers
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Matt & Kim
Paul McCartney
Mumford & Sons
Nas
The National
Of Monsters and Men
Passion Pit
Portugal. The Man
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Solange
Allen Stone
SuperJam featuring RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, Chad Hugo (of The Neptunes), Lettuce and special guests
Swans
Tame Impala
The Vaccines
Wilco
Wu-Tang Clan
The xx
and more.

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About Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles such as jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music you can think of. In addition to dozens of epic performances, the festival’s 100-acre entertainment village buzzes around the clock with attractions and activities including a classic arcade, on-site cinema, silent disco, comedy club, theatre performers, a beer festival, and a music technology village. For its peaceful vibe, near-flawless logistics, and unrivalled entertainment options, Rolling Stone magazine named this revolutionary entertainment experience one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.

About Ustream
Ustream is the leading technology platform for live social video streaming, powered by the company’s proprietary Ustream Cloud Platform. The company was founded in 2007 with a vision to bring live broadcasting technology to the entire world; Ustream was originally created to connect military service members to family and friends across the world. Since then, the company has established itself as a socially-fueled communications platform for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals of any size to easily reach an infinite audience and share experiences in real-time.

The core of the Ustream Cloud Platform centers around the company’s proprietary Ustream Content Delivery Network (UCDN), Ustream Media Server (UMS) and Ustream TCP Congestion Control Algorithm (UTCP). Together, this advanced technology stack provides users with unmatched redundancy, resiliency, and reliability to broadcast quality live video streams. Founded in 2007, Ustream is a San Francisco-based company that has grown to more than 250 employees within their San Francisco, Los Angeles, Budapest, Tokyo, and Seoul offices. Company partners include Dell, Sony, Georgetown University, Panasonic, Samsung, CBSi, and Viacom.

Converse Represent – Free Concert Series in SF

Concert Series to Include Performances by Hot Chip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,
Quicksand, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Juicy J, Blackalicious, DIIV, Deltron 3030, Metz and MORE!

WHO: Converse Inc. announces the launch of the Converse Represent free concert series in San Francisco. The five day concert series celebrates musical diversity and will feature a mix of established and up-and-coming artists. The series kicks-off June 23 with over 20 artists performing throughout the week, including performances by Hot Chip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Quicksand, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt,
Juicy J, Blackalicious, DIIV, Deltron 3030, Metz and more.

WHAT: Starting on Sunday, June 23, the five day series will lead up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28. Music fans can register today for a chance to win tickets to attend one of the five Converse Represent shows. Submissions to win tickets closes June 18 at noon (PST) and winning ticket holders will be notified by email.

To register for a chance to win tickets visit http://conversemusic.tumblr.com/represent

WHERE: Slim’s
333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Sunday June 23rd – Thursday June 27th
Doors are at 6pm nightly and each show is all ages

To watch the exclusive Converse Represent in San Francisco trailer visit:

NXNE presents Billy Talent, Sloan and Evan Dando

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) has confirmed that punk rockers Billy Talent will perform a free show on Saturday, June 15 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Plus NXNE Film announces another Canadian premiere, NXNE @ YYZ returns, and The 7th Annual Put The Boot In soccer match unveils the 2013 roster.

NXNE will take over Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) for four days of free concerts starting Thursday, June 13 with the legendary Social Distortion, presented by Monster Energy Drink, along with Old Man Markley, The Flatliners and Imperial State Electric. On Friday, June 14, Deezer Canada, the official streaming partner of NXNE, presents The National, in partnership with Collective Concerts, with CTZNSHP.

Saturday, June 15 at YDS – presented by Ford – will feature a performance by hometown heroes Billy Talent headlining a full day of music including Millencolin, Big Black Delta, Moon King, Blinker The Star, We Are Scientists, Steve Hill and The Burning Boyz.

Also confirmed by NXNE Music is Toronto’s Sloan, presented by Porter Airlines, who will play The Great Hall on Friday, June 14; and Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, performing Saturday, June 15 at The Rivoli.

NXNE will present top festival bands at the NXNE @ YYZ concert series – marking the sixth year that NXNE and Toronto Pearson International Airport have worked together to entertain travelers. On Thursday, June 13, Terminal 1’s Arrivals Hall will host Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, of Kids in the Hall fame. And on Friday, June 14, Toronto seven-piece Mamabolo and indie stalwarts Blinker The Star will rock the concourse at Terminal 1.

NXNE Film presents the Canadian premiere of If We Shout Loud Enough, a documentary about Double Dagger, a post-hardcore band from Baltimore, on Friday, June 14 at the Drake Underground, preceding a performance by Peals (featuring Bruce Willen from Double Dagger). This charming, funny film follows these DIY musicians, chronicling their history and final memorable performances – and features interviews with Dan Deacon, members of Wye Oak, Future Islands, Ruiner, Thank You and more.

NXNE and Right to Play will team up again this year for The 7th Annual Put The Boot In charity soccer match. Canadian musicians (the Rockers) line up against a team of media moguls (the Rollers) in the country’s longest running fundraiser for Right To Play. This year’s match – on Sunday, June 16 at Lamport Stadium – will include Rockers and Rollers like Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up), Scott Jardine (DirectKickTV), Adam Killick (CBC Radio 1), Adam Van Koeverden (Olympian) and many more. For the full team rosters visit http://nxne.com/information/soccer/.

All NXNE passes, wristbands and tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com/tickets.

19 Years, 1000 Bands, 30 Films, 65 Interactive Sessions, 200 Comedians, 35 Visual Artists, 7 Days.

NXNE acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Boston Calling September Festival Headlined by Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit

WHAT: Boston Calling’s Early Bird Weekend Passes for both General Admission and VIP go on sale tomorrow. The festival’s second edition will take place September 7 and 8, 2013 at City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts] and will see performances by 18 artists. The September festival is headlined by Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit, with Kendrick Lamar, Local Natives, Major Lazer, The Gaslight Anthem, and Solange joining the lineup.

General Admission Early Bird Weekend Passes are $120 and VIP Early Bird Weekend Passes are $325 with the early bird code CALLING.

WHEN: Early Bird on-sale opens tomorrow, Friday May 31, 2013 at 10AM EST

WHERE: Online at www.bostoncalling.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and with no service fee at The Sinclair and Royale box offices (52 Church Street, Cambridge MA; 279 Tremont Street Boston, MA).

MORE: After selling out its May 2013 festival, Boston Calling, produced by Crash Line Productions in partnership with Bowery Presents, recently announced it will return September 7-8 2013. September nails the festival offerings with its diversity of 18 live performances, which, as with its hit May 2013 line-up, were co-curated by Aaron Dessner, acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The National. The festival will be headlined by Vampire Weekend, whose album, Modern Vampires of the City, is currently topping the charts, and the internationally acclaimed yet locally originated Passion Pit guarantees a dance party. Further daring fans not to dance, are Flosstradamus, Major Lazer and Boston’s Bearstronaut. Meanwhile Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, The Airborne Toxic Event, and Providence’s Deer Tick offer plenty of reasons to rock out, and two of the country’s leading hip-hop and r&b artists, Kendrick Lamar and Solange will no doubt seduce fans.

Perched on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyscrapers encircling its grounds, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza will offer the ideal urban festival vibe. As with May 2013’s festival, producers will enhance this environment with two performance stages, two beer gardens, a food pavilion comprised of food trucks and local food vendors, and world-class lighting and design by locally based Party by Design. Boston Calling will also feature a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders will have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot, second-floor Mezzanine offering prime views of the main stage as well as specially curated menus and luxurious amenities.

Boston Calling’s September 2013 line-up is as follows:
Vampire Weekend
Passion Pit
Kendrick Lamar
Local Natives
Major Lazer
The Gaslight Anthem
The Airborne Toxic Event
Wolfgang Gartner
Solange
Bat for Lashes
Flosstradamus
Deer Tick
Okkervil River
Flume
Lucius
Big Black Delta
You Won’t
Bearstronaut

A portion of all proceeds from Boston Calling will go to the Music Therapy Program at Boston Children’s Hospital – the program helps patients cope during their hospitalization by bringing the joy of music to their bedsides.

Crash Line Productions is a full-service music and entertainment production company. Formed in the Fall of 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Crash Line sees the two executives drawing from their extensive backgrounds in the music and event industry.

City Hall Plaza is located at One City Hall Square in downtown Boston. The festival is accessible via the city’s T via the Park Street stop on the Red Line, the State Street stop on the Orange or Blue line or the Government Center stop on the Green line. The 92 and 93 buses also stop outside of City Hall Plaza on Congress Street.

The Bowery Presents is an independent promotion company based in New York City. With a core business based around great music, its mission is to bring the best bands to the best venues and to provide a great concert experience for fans and artists, along with reasonable ticket prices. Over the years, The Bowery Presents has worked with a vast cross section of some of the most talented performing artists, including Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, LCD Soundsystem, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Passion Pit and Deadmau5. The company’s activities center on programming live music in the venues it owns and operates, including several New York and New Jersey music venues, such as Terminal 5, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J. The Bowery Presents also presents shows at other venues in New York City, such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park SummerStage and the Beacon Theatre, and across the Northeast, at places like the Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands Performing Art Center, located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York. In 2010, the business launched The Bowery Presents: Boston, an extension of the company with an office headquartered in Boston and became the live-music partner for the Royale nightclub in the Theater District. In 2010, The Bowery Presents partnered with Alex Crothers, from Higher Ground in Burlington, Vt., to reopen The State Theatre in Portland, Maine, and in 2011, partnered to open Union Transfer in Philadelphia. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston opened The Sinclair, a concert venue and restaurant with consulting Chef Michael Schlow. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston began to exclusively promote shows at Boston music institutions TT the Bear’s Place and Great Scott.

Radiation City, GoPro Presents Magical Live Performance at Austin’s Cathedral of Junk, National US Tour Continues Through The Summer

“impossibly catchy” – NPR

“charmingly evocative” – TIME

“ …a perfectly eerie throwback piece of indie pop.” – NYLON

“ …full of charming, winsome (but not too winsome) indiepop that will appeal to fans of Camera Obscura and The Rosebuds.” – BrooklynVegan

Click Image Above To Watch Radiation City at Austin’s Cathedral of Junk

Radiation City just released their highly anticipated sophomore studio album, Animals In The Median, via Tender Loving Empire. Effortlessly blending vintage soul with modern electronic sounds, the album has already received critical acclaim from VICE’s Noisey, Rolling Stone, MAGNET & many more.

The Portland quintet recently teamed up with GoPro to create a spectacular live video shot at Austin’s famed Cathedral of Junk. Vince Hanneman, the self-proclaimed “Junk King,” sets the scene as Radiation City plays two live songs from Animals In The Median: “Lark” and “Foreign Bodies.”

Radiation City is now back on the road on a national US tour, bringing their spellbinding live show to over 25 cities across the country! The dream pop band has shared stages with Pickwick, Caveman, YACHT, The Walkmen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more. Be sure to catch the band’s entrancing live show on tour!

Radiation City National Tour Dates
* w/ Cuckoo Chaos to support
! Social Studies and XDS to support

5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
5/30: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
6/01: Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn
6/03: Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern
6/04: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
6/05: New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar
6/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
6/07: Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theater
6/08: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
6/10: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
6/12: New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
6/13: Brooklyn, NY @ The Paper Box
6/15: Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Randolph Street
6/16: Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
6/17: Nashville, TN @ Cause a Scene House Show
6/18: Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge
6/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
6/20: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/21: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
6/23: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/25: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/26: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/28: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *RELEASE SHOW!*
7/23: Hood River, OR @ The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar
7/27: Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

The London Suede Premiere ‘Hit Me’ Video. Release EP

Since the release of their 6th studio album and first in over a decade, ‘Bloodsports’ has received international critical acclaim, deservedly positioning the legendary Brit Pop band back into the top of the charts across the globe.

Their follow up single to the hugely successful ‘It Starts And Ends With You’ will be the soaring and infectious 6th track from ‘Bloodsports’ titled ‘Hit Me’, and was penned by front-man Brett Anderson, guitarist Richard Oakes and keyboardist Neil Codling.

Having recently sold out at the prestigious ten thousand capacity venue Alexandra Palace in London this spring, the five-piece will be embarking on a 5 day UK arena tour in October.

‘HIT ME’ EP TRACKLISTING
1. Hit Me
2. Falling Planes
3. What Violet Says
4. Hit Me (Radio Edit)

“Calling Bloodsports a comeback album almost seems to belittle just how strong a record it really is; it’s nearly as good as any they’ve put out before.”
– Under The Radar Magazine

“Throughout Bloodsports, Suede consistently strikes the balance between decadence and elegance that marked their signature work.”
– Pitchfork

“Boasting strength, durability and psychic stability on comeback Bloodsports, Suede shows its true dramatic worth on pensive, atmospheric exhibitions.”
– Magnet Magazine

“Bloodsports still thrums with the darkness and danger that made the fivesome’s early records so worthy of your absolute allegiance.”
– FILTER Magazine

“Never once do they sound desperate on Bloodsports; they sound confident, and comfortable in the knowledge that this is where they all should be.”
– Boston Globe

“(Suede) have returned to reclaim the Brit Pop crown with the excellent new album ‘Bloodsports”.
– New York Post

“Full of the dramatic guitars and romantically anguished melodies that helped kickstart the British rock renaissance.
– SPIN Magazine

‘The record powerfully disproves the idea that it’s impossible for veterans to re-ignite the spark…twenty years on, Suede are still jumping barriers. Reunion act turned resurrected creative force’
– The Guardian

‘Swells with hook-laden guitars and pulsing bas and drums…no feeding off former glories here…they prove themselves vital and contemporary’
– The Independent

‘A recalibration. Suede’s renewed charge is obvious’
– Uncut

‘A galvanising return’
– Mojo

‘An album of largely tremendous pop songs. Suede are still capable of taking you over’
– Q Magazine

The London Suede – Hit Me video

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces New Record Made Up Mind

How can a band that’s merely three years old sound so timeless? That’s a question you will undoubtedly ask yourself when listening to the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Made Up Mind, due from Sony Masterworks August 20th. Their third full-length release, Made Up Mind is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Grammy-winning debut Revelator and last year’s scorching live collection, Everybody’s Talkin’.

But the answer to the above question is simple: When the dynamic vocalist and guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her guitar virtuoso husband Derek Trucks merged their talents and constructed a new, 11-piece juggernaut, they were pooling many years of experience and collective musical knowledge. Derek-who has also been a mainstay of the legendary Allman Brothers Band for more than a decade, and leader of The Derek Trucks Band-first slung a guitar over his shoulders at age 9 and is currently ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. Susan is a roots music powerhouse who was nominated for five Grammys on her own, including Best New Artist in 2000, before the formation of TTB (as their fans have come to know them). Made Up Mind is where all of the instrumental, vocal and songwriting prowess of music’s greatest power couple-and that of their superb bandmates-truly meshes in a big way.

“We knew we wanted to be a little bit bolder with this record, not be afraid to do whatever we felt was really great,” says Tedeschi, who first met Derek in New Orleans in 1999 when her previous band was opening for an Allman Brothers Band tour. “We’re all friends and family. Now we’re finally making the music we want to make. It’s really an exciting time.”

Adds Trucks, “What I noticed most while making this record was there was more confidence. On Revelator everyone was still feeling each other out. Then, after a few years on the road, with a live record along the way, everyone unleashed and played a little freer. We didn’t want to force the sound and tell it what it was going to be. We wanted to see where it took us. Once we hit the studio for Made Up Mind, we didn’t even have to think about it.”

Made Up Mind is nothing less than a quantum leap forwardfor TTB. If Revelator and Everybody’s Talkin’ were all about finding their way, the new effort is where they emerge as a fully formed band for the ages. Throughout the course of the album it becomes increasingly apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most dauntingly commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the über-funky “Misunderstood” and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender acoustic ballads like “Calling Out to You” and “Idle Wind”. Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the monster guitarists of our time, tearing up barnburners like the title track “Made Up Mind” with his masterful slide and lead licks while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy “Do I Look Worried”.

Co-produced by Jim Scott (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco) and Trucks-Made Up Mind was recorded in the band’s home base of Jacksonville at Derek and Susan’s Swamp Raga Studios. Working closely with Scott, who also engineered and mixed the album-and with whom Derek co-produced Revelator-Trucks’ ever-expanding expertise as a studio production whiz is displayed continually and definitively in the choices he made throughout the sessions. For Trucks, the studio has become another instrument to master, and Made Up Mind leaves no doubt that his skills as a producer now rank right alongside his expertise as a player and songwriter.

Although Tedeschi Trucks Band bears the names of its co-leaders, each of its components-Kofi Burbridge (keyboards, flute), Tyler Greenwell (drums, percussion), J.J. Johnson (drums, percussion), Kebbi Williams (saxophone), Maurice Brown (trumpet), Saunders Sermons (trombone & vocals), Mike Mattison (harmony vocals) and Mark Rivers (harmony vocals)-is operating at full throttle on Made Up Mind. There are no weak links-everyone here is contributing equally. Those keeping count will notice that that adds up to 10 musicians-the new release marks the first time that TTB has recorded since the departure of its original bassist, Oteil Burbridge. Rather than replace him immediately, the group has utilized the services of several bass players on the album (Pino Palladino, Bakithi Kumalo, George Reiff and Dave Monsey), and has been rotating bassists at their gigs as well.

Most of the tracks on Made Up Mind were penned by Tedeschi and Trucks with various co-writers-including Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Krasno, Gary Louris and John Leventhal, all of whom also contributed to TTB’s debut Revelator. The maiden single from the album, “Part of Me,” a vocal duet between Susan and trombonist Sermons, stands out as a particular highlight, reminiscent of the classic R&B emanating from the Memphis and Muscle Shoals soul scenes of the ’60s and ’70s. The title track “Made Up Mind”, authored by Tedeschi, Trucks and Oliver Wood, is a balls-out soul-rocker in the tradition of early Bonnie Raitt and Delaney & Bonnie. This one, says Susan, “is an empowerment song: I know you want to see me, you want to do this, but I’m on my own and I’ve branched out now. It could be anything from a child growing up and getting out to a woman moving on, or the kind of thing where this person has made a change. It’s sort of a rebirth.”

Or, as Derek adds, it could be about the current state of TTB: “It makes a statement that this band knows what it wants to do and is here to stay. Take it or leave it, this is what it is,” he says.

With their increasingly articulate and affecting songcraft, unparalleled musicianship and an honest, gutsy sound that incorporates multiple stylistic influences and can only result from hard work and openness to ideas, it’s a given that many more will make up their minds to take Made Up Mind than to leave it.

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks Broadway, Masterworks, OKeh, Portrait, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical imprints.

Tracklisting

1 Made Up Mind

2 Do I Look Worried

3 Idle Wind

4 Misunderstood

5 Part of Me

6 Whiskey Legs

7 It’s So Heavy

8 All That I Need

9 Sweet And Low

10 The Storm

11 Calling Out To You

The Luyas set to tour with Julian Lynch & release Paper Bag Sessions

Montreal’s The Luyas are set to tour Canada and the United States with Julian Lynch in support of 2012’s acclaimed album Animator. Lynch will sit in with The Luyas who will return the favour by morphing into his band during his performance. A full list of dates can be found below.

“The cool thing about this tour is that we’ll all get to play twice,” says the band’s Jessie Stein. “The Luyas are going to be Julian’s band and he will be sitting in on our set. It will be great to get to play twice every night, and stretch out a bit musically. Julian’s music is so patient and layered and beautiful. We are really excited to share these stages with him.”

Watch The Luyas perform ‘Chanelling’ in The Antler’s Minus Green Lab Studio in New York City here as part of the Paper Bag Sessions.

Recorded and produced at the Treatment Room by band member and experimental brass player Pietro Amato and mixed by Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes at his Breakglass Studios in the band’s hometown of Montreal, Animator is a cathartic sophisticated collection of songs. As melodically compelling as it is artistically rich, Animator is intuitive, seductive, moody and textural. It slowly unfolds its beauty and trusts the listener to stay with it.

Just as dance pioneer Loïe Fuller, whose image graces the album cover, beguiled the world with the Dance Serpentine, the songs on Animator have a hypnotic effect. Sarah Neufeld and Amato’s arrangements of string and horn float throughout, fragile and fleeting. Stein’s gentle vocals have an eerie insular feel. Mathieu Charbonneau and Mark Wheaton’s rhythm section put you in a trance. Fleets of strange noises dot the horizon. Like Portishead or the Silver Apples, the Luyasexist in the world to communicate something original yet fundamentally relatable without resorting to nostalgia.

The band’s riveting live show has been charming fans since the release of 2011’s Too Beautiful To Work, and they’ve toured the world with the likes of the Antlers, the Dodos and Blonde Redhead. The Luyas are ascending a trajectory of artistic vision and creativity, and asking if we, too, are curious.

Tour Dates
06/04/13 Montreal, QC – PLANT
06/05/13 Boston, MA – Great Scott
06/07/13 Kingston, NY – BSP Lounge
06/09/13 Manhattan, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/10/13 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
06/11/13 Washington, DC – Paperhaus
06/12/13 Baltimore, MA – Golden West
06/13/13 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest @ 285 Kent
06/14/13 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s (NXNE)
06/16/13 Columbus, OH – Kafe Kerouac
06/18/13 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
06/20/13 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/21/13 Madison, WI – Make Music Madison
06/24/13 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Explosion @ Le Temporaire

Animator | Tracklisting
01. Montuno
02. Fifty Fifty
03. The Quiet Way
04. Face
05. Your Name’s Mostly Water
06. Earth Turner
07. Talking Mountains
08. Traces
09. Crimes Machine
10. Channeling