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Feathers Announce Tour With Little Boots / New Album Release Date

After a massively successful SXSW where they opened for their heroes Depeche Mode, Austin, TX four-piece Feathers will serve as support to Little Boots on their upcoming US tour. (Dates listed below) The band will also perform at Filter Magazine’s Pre-Coachella party on April 18th.

Feathers debut album If All Now Here will now arrive in stores on May 28th.

The group is the work of singer-songwriter Anastasia Dimou (Cruel Black Dove). The band lineup features bassist Courtney Voss (Missions), keyboardist Kathleen Carmichael and drummer Jon Minor, as well as alternating members Destiny Montague (Shock Cinema/Midnight Masses) and Alex Gehring (Ringo Deathstarr). Dimou has been described as having a bold live persona, bringing a sense of mystery and a raw voice to a backdrop of pop melodies and beats, making the unique sound of Feathers.

FADER recently debuted a video for the second track from the forthcoming album: “Soft.” You can watch the video for that track here:

What people are saying about Feathers:
“Charming all who stumbled across them, their industrial-tinged synth sound might go directly against music’s current psychedelic love-in but that just makes them all the more crisp and refreshing.” – NME

“If All Now Here” a shimmering tribute to night-staking heroes like the Cure and Depeche Mode.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“Pulsing synths and siren-song harmonies” – BrooklynVegan.com

“Feathers channeled the “Personal Jesus” electro-blues stomp of Depeche Mode…” – Chicago Tribune

“But in a night dedicated to discovery, at least for this reporter, one of the most accessible was Austin-based Feathers. Singer Anastasia Dimou always seemed to be attempting to conjure a mood, waving the audience to her and then pushing them away as if the stage was something she was floating on.” – Los Angeles Times

“Land of the Innocent, the debut single, neatly expresses Feathers’ desire to combine a dystopian future-world aesthetic with a pop sensibility and rhythms tough enough to pass muster in the realm of the industrial… makes you wonder why there hasn’t been such an all-female group before.” – The Guardian

“Led by NYC transplant Anastasia Dimou, Feathers’ goth-hued electro thrives in the era of New Order and Depeche Mode, brought to life by a cast of heavy hitters, including a mix by Steven DePalo, who’s worked with fellow dark wave synths Cold Cave.”
– Austin Chronicle

“Feathers, whose synth-packed debut track ‘Land Of The Innocent’ is TOTAL heaven.” – In Style Magazine

FEATHERS US TOUR DATES
4/18 Coachella, CA Filter Yacht Club Pre-Coachella Party
5/2 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex w/Little Boots
5/3 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop w/Little Boots
5/5 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair w/Little Boots
5/7 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg w/Little Boots
5/8 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall w/Little Boots

UK Dates To Be Announced Shortly

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The Veils Release New MP3 w/ SPIN, LP Out 4/23 + US Tour Dates

“Dancing With The Tornado” MP3 Drops

Time Stays, We Go Out April 23rd, North American Tour Kicks Off April 20th

“Frontman Finn Andrews posseses Nick Cave-like charisma, and the London five-piece has an impeccable sense of timing.” — SPIN

“…fiery and anthemic…” — BrooklynVegan

The Veils have announced their return with their highly-anticipated fourth album, Time Stays, We Go. Recorded at Seedy Underbelly Studios in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, the album was produced by lead singer/songwriter Finn Andrews and Adam Greenspan (Divine Fits, Arcade Fire.) The band tempted seminal English producer Bill Price (The Clash, Jesus & Mary Chain) out of retirement to mix the record to tape at Metropolis Studios in London, lending the album a rich, analogue sound rarely heard in popular music today. Marking the beginning of a captivating new era for a band, Time Stays, We Go is due out April 23rd via Pitch Beast Records and is available for pre-order now.

Album track “Dancing With The Tornado” is an upbeat, energetic cut that showcases Finn’s raw, dynamic vocals twisting and turning above driving percussion and dancing guitar lines.

First single “Through The Deep, Dark Wood” opens the album with a driving rhythm and palpable electric energy. “The Pearl” plays up Finn’s lush, expressive drawl with a simple melody and somber undertones. “Turn From The Rain” is full of bright, lively instrumentation that plays up the song’s message of hope and perseverance. Album closer “Out From The Valley & Into The Stars” is a heartbreakingly stunning ballad that builds to an explosive climax, leaving listeners wanting more.

Time Stays, We Go shows The Veils at the very height of their creative powers so far, deftly combining two distinct sides of their personality. The band will kick off a North American tour in April—be sure to catch them live in your city, and stay tuned for more from The Veils coming soon!

The Veils on Tour:
4/20: Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
4/21: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
4/22: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
4/24: San Francisco, CA @ Independent
4/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo – BritWeek Show
4/29: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
5/1: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/2: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/4: Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
5/5: Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
5/6: Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
5/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
5/10: Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel

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The Boxer Rebellion To Release New Album, “Promises,” On May 14

MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “DIAMONDS,” NOW STREAMING ONLINE

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED FOR MAY-JUNE & LONDON FORUM SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 11

VIDEO: “DIAMONDS” (FROM PROMISES)

London-based indie rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion are pleased to announce details of their new album titled Promises. Co-produced with producer Billy Bush in Los Angeles, CA, and being released on May 14 through the band’s own Absentee Recordings label, Promises is the uplifting and cinematic follow-up to the critically-acclaimed The Cold Still, and will be available to pre-order from Tuesday, April 2.

Photo: Vincent Dolman

The Boxer Rebellion took to their London rehearsal space and transformed it into a recording studio where the songs for Promises would eventually come together over the last 18 months. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band’s previous album, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece – a hi-fi, soaring piece of work that truly delivers on the band’s epic, signature sound, and individual skill as musicians. From the retro-glossiness of the album’s opener, “Diamonds,” to the wall-of-sound that is “Fragile,” to the towering beauty of “Low,” “New York,” and “Dream,” Promises presents itself as an evolution in aesthetic – diverse in soundscapes but singular in grand ambition – for a band that continues to push and explore its creative ability with each new release.

As a first glance into the new album, the band today officially released their music video for new single “Diamonds.” Shot by British directorial duo Justin and James Lockey (aka Hand.Held.Cine.Club), the film stars lead singer Nathan Nicholson suffering a dead-end job and finding momentary escapism by way of a sudden free-fall flight through the air. Shot in the North of England, the team built an office space inside an empty shell of a building, worked with free-base skydivers in sub-zero temperatures, and plunged into ice cold waters to capture a stark and emotive film fitting to the song’s message.

The Promises North American tour will see the band’s immense live show re-worked from the ground-up, starting in Montreal on May 21 and hitting numerous cities for the first time ever, including Edmonton, Calgary, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh. The band will also play Neptune, Seattle (6/2); Fillmore, San Francisco (6/5); Avalon, Los Angeles (6/7); Metro, Chicago (6/15); and Webster Hall, NYC (6/20). A complete list of tour dates is below, and support comes from much lauded UK-based band Fossil Collective. The band have also announced their largest UK headline show to date, a performance at the legendary venue The Forum on October 11. Tickets are on sale now via the band’s Web site and will be on general sale this Friday, March 29.

MAY

23 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus

24 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

28 – Edmonton, ON – Starlite Room

29 – Calgary AB – Republik

31 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

JUNE

01 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

02 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

05 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore

07 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon

10 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

12 – Denver, CO – Bluebird

14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House

15 – Chicago, IL – Metro

17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls

18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (co-headline w/ Rogue Wave)

20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

22 – Boston, MA – Sinclair

OCTOBER

11 – London, England – The Forum

Promises track listing:

01. Diamonds

02. Fragile

03. Always

04. Take Me Back

05. Low

06. Keep Moving

07. New York

08. Safe House

09. You Belong To Me

10. Dream

11. Promises

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SAY LOU LOU Australian/Swedish Duo (Formerly Known As Saint Lou Lou) Announce New Label ‘à Deux’ Single “Julian” Out May 6

SAY LOU LOU Australian/Swedish Duo (Formerly Known As Saint Lou Lou) Announce New Label ‘à Deux’ Single “Julian” Out May 6

Listen To “Julian”

Say Lou Lou released “Maybe You,” their dreamy debut single, through the French label Kitsuné in August 2012 and has since gone on to tour Europe and share stages with the likes of Twin Shadow, Kindness, Ariel Pink and HURTS. The Australian/Swedish twins are diligently at work on their debut LP and have created their own new label named à Deux to support upcoming single releases.

The label’s first salvo will be “Julian” – a new single coming on May 6 in both digital and 7-inch vinyl editions. Remixes on the “Julian” digital release will come from Dan Lissvik, Martin Dubka, Monsieur Adi and Checan, while the B-side of the vinyl will feature the new composition “Fool Of Me,” featuring rising Australian songwriter Chet Faker on guest vocals.

Say Lou Lou plans to shoot a video for “Julian” in London and Stockholm with director Philippe Tempelman, who directed their “exquisite black-and-white video (Fader)” for “Maybe You.”

“dreamy electropop that brings together two elements of late-’70s disco: huge, sweeping emotions and lots of synthesizers.” – Interview

“Almost everything about 21-year-old Swedish twins Miranda and Elektra Kilbey oozes retro elegance.” – Vogue, “Artist of the Week”

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Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett Offer Neko Case Track

STEPHEN KING, JOHN MELLENCAMP & T BONE BURNETT’S SUPERNATURAL MUSICAL GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY GETS UPDATED JUNE 4TH RELEASE DATE

All-Star Recording Featuring Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dave & Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan, Set for Early Summer Release

Esquire.com Premiered “That’s Who I Am” Featuring Neko Case

Watch/share the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Album Trailer HERE

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

After putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Hear Music/Concord Music Group), co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett have set June 4th, 2013 as the project’s new release date. The musical’s superb blues ‘n roots songs, performed by a stellar collection of guest artists, drives this haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, 13 years in the making.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be available across a variety of formats:

The 3-disc (2CD/1DVD) Hardcover Edition (distributed by Scribner) with leatherette cover, contains the musical’s songs (with and without dialog excerpts), specially printed libretto, liner notes written by noted journalist Alan Light and the Making of Ghost Brothers mini-documentary DVD, featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with the digital libretto and other bonus material.

The 2-disc (1CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition features the musical’s songs with dialog excerpts and the digital libretto, along with bonus video including the Making of Ghost Brothers mini documentary and music only digital download card.

The (enhanced CD) Standard Edition features the musical’s songs, dialog excerpts, digital libretto and music only digital download card.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County iBook Digital Edition allows users to interact in unprecedented ways with the musical’s songs + digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials.

The songs from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will also be available in a music only Standard Digital format.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County track listing:

1. That’s Me – Elvis Costello
2. That’s Who I Am – Neko Case
3. So Goddamn Smart – Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow
4. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me – Elvis Costello
5. Brotherly Love – Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey
6. How Many Days – Kris Kristofferson
7. You Are Blind – Ryan Bingham
8. Home Again – Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal
9. You Don’t Know Me – Rosanne Cash
10. My Name Is Joe – Clyde Mulroney
11. Tear This Cabin Down – Taj Mahal
12. And Your Days Are Gone – Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin
13. Jukin’ – Sheryl Crow
14. What Kind Of Man Am I – Kris Kristofferson, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Taj Mahal
15. So Goddamn Good – Phil Alvin, Dave Alvin, Sheryl Crow
16. Away From This World – Sheryl Crow
17. Truth – John Mellencamp

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TAUK To Release New LP Homunculus on April 30 Announces NYC Album Release Party at Sullivan Hall, April 24

iTunes Pre-Order for Homunculus begins on April 9th!

“Tauk is an incredibly impressive ensemble of talent.

The four-piece band carries an incredible groove that meshes jazz and funk with a fresh pop sound.”

– Relix Magazine

“Tauk is a band on the rise”

– Glide Magazine, Hidden Track

“A young and guaranteed to quickly-ascend band, Tauk, delivers an instrumental demonstration,

often reminiscent of Phish and Lotus”

– JamBase

The rock/fusion quartet TAUK announces today they will release their much-anticipated LP, Homunculus on Tuesday, April 30th. After the widespread acclaim from the group’s first ever instrumental EP Pull Factors (2012) the NYC group joined forces yet again with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their first entirely instrumental full-length album. iTunes Pre-Order for Homunculus begins April 9th. For more info, visit: www.taukband.com.

TAUK’s unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on last summer’s biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and The Allman Brother’s Peach Fest.and opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Perpetual Groove, O.A.R., 311, Tea Leaf Green and Toubab Krewe. Check out TAUK performing their unique rendition of The Beatles classic “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” for Indaba Music: http://bit.ly/TAUKindaba

TAUK is Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK’s members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound throughout the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band – always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn’t until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place for Homunculus. Jalbert explains, “This band has been through a lot, but we hit a point last year where it just felt like things were coming together the way they were supposed to. We really wanted this new album to be a statement as to what TAUK is all about.”

With the new album’s psychedelic title, Homunculus, TAUK aims to leave the interpretation of both the title and the music up to the listener. “Being an instrumental band leaves a lot of our music up to being interpreted in different ways,” explains Jalbert.

Expanding on the album title’s relationship to the band’s recording process, Carter adds, “Homunculus has everything to do with how we as humans interpret ourselves and our surroundings. It acknowledges the inherent duality that exists between our mental and physical beings and to me that’s where it relates to our creative process.”

TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of Tauk’s performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. The future is continuing to look bright for this talented and ambitious quartet.

TAUK will release Homunculus on April 30, 2013.

Track Listing:

01. Dead Signal

02. Afro-Tonic

03. Hello Narwhal

04. The Spot

05. The Chemist

06. Dirty Mouth

07. Curtain Call

08. Carpentino’s Rebirth

09. When in Doubt

10. In The Basement of the Alamo

Upcoming Shows:

Mar 22 Snoe.down Music Festival Killington, VT

April 24 Sullivan Hall *Album Release Show* New York, NY

April 26-27 DOMEFEST Aldie, VA

May 17 Paper Box Brooklyn, NY

May 18 The Social Lounge w/ Steppin Razor West Chester, PA

May 24-26 Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe, IL

May 28 Gramophone Live St. Louis, MO

July 25 Floyd Fest Floyd, VA

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The Flaming Lips’ “The Terror” Has a New U.S. Release Date April 16

THE TERROR by THE FLAMING LIPS has a new U.S. release date of April 16th (U.K release date remains April 1). As previously mentioned The Terror is THE LIPS’ thirteenth studio album and was produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and THE FLAMING LIPS at Tarbox Road Studios. Multi- instrumentalist Steven Drozd considers the music they’ve created on this album as; “a mood that might possibly suggest elements of Popol Vuh, Silver Apples, and Suicide.”

Wayne Coyne explains, “Why would we make this music that is The Terror – this bleak, disturbing record…? I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”

The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over THE LIPS’ nearly 30-year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of light and shade, pleasure and pain, sadness and hope, and the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is half the fun of THE LIPS experience.

THE TERROR will be available as a special Direct To Consumer, Limited-Edition Silver Vinyl double-LP set, housed in a two-pocket gatefold jacket with printed sleeves. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Sun Blows Up Today” and the digital album delivered on release date, April 16th. Suggested retail price is $35.98.

THE TERROR CD edition pre-order includes an instant download of “Sun Blows Up Today” and the digital album delivered on release date, April 16th. Suggested retail price is $10.98.

In other LIPS news, the band hosted two magic events at SXSW this past week, including a no-frills first-ever performance of YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS in its entirety live from The Warner Sound at The Belmont in Austin, TX. The intimacy of a small room packed to the bricks was the perfect setting to see the band up close performing some the songs from their certified gold album for the first time ever without any stage production made for special night. The show was filmed live by NPR. Details of when the show can be viewed will be announced shortly.

Even more impressive was the first-ever performance of THE TERROR in its entirety the following night at Auditorium Shores, which set an all-time attendance record for a show at that venue in the history of SXSW drawing in excess of 30,000 attendees. Jim James of My Morning Jacket (who opened the show) joined the band on-stage for a particularly moving version of “Do You Realize??”. The Auditorium Shores show was broadcast live by Sirius/XM.

Again, here’s the track listing for The Terror:

Look…The Sun Is Rising

Be Free, A Way

Try To Explain

You Lust

The Terror

You Are Alone

Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die

Turning Violent

Always There…In Our Hearts

Confirmed Tour dates:

Mar 29 Sao Paulo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil

April 3 NYC, NY The Late Show w/David Letterman

Apr 28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center w/ The Black Keys
April 29 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Apr 30 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center w/ The Black Keys
May 2 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood w/ The Black Keys
May 3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena w/ The Black Keys

May 4 Chattanooga, TN Track 29 w/ JEFF The Brotherhood

May 5 Memphis, TN Beale St. Music Festival

May 10 Napa, CA Bottle Rock Festival

May 16 Montclair, NJ, USA The Wellmont Theatre

May 20 London, UK Roundhouse

May 21 London, UK Roundhouse

May 22 Brighton, UK Dome Concert Hall, Brighton Festival

May 24 Paris, France Villette Sonique Festival

May 25 Düdingen, Switzerland Bad Bonn Kilbi

June 14 Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival

June 15 Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival

July 11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion w/The Black Keys

July 12 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphit/Heritage Park w/The Black Keys

July 13 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival

July 31 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre

Sep 6 Isle Of Wight, UK Bestival

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Legendary band The Bats release new album and return to the USA for a tour beginning in May

The Bats return to America in 2013 to celebrate the release of their latest album, Free All The Monsters and the special re-issue of recordings from their early years. The Bats’ original New Zealand label, Flying Nun, has also returned to action, and along with Captured Tracks from USA is re-releasing much of The Bats’ back catalogue.

The Bats were formed in 1982 in Christchurch, New Zealand, by Robert Scott (The Clean) chief songwriter on lead vocals and guitar, bassist Paul Kean (Toy Love) singer/guitarist Kaye Woodward (Minisnap) and drummer Malcolm Grant (The Builders). Following a series of EPs, came their outstanding debut Daddy’s Highway in 1987 and from there it has been a stream of acclaimed albums all the while amassing fans and friends around the world.

They have released three EP’s, seven albums and two compilations, gone on numerous international tours and received gushing reviews from every corner of the music press. From their first 3 eps through to their recent 8th studio album, Free All the Monsters, The Bats have miraculously retained the same line-up

Free All The Monsters shows them in top form. Recorded at Seacliff, a former asylum in the grand Victorian style just outside of Dunedin, New Zealand, and masterfully produced by Dale Cotton (HDU, Dimmer), it captures some of their strongest songs to date.

They have also released a video for “The Simpletons,” one of the tracks from their new album. The video was filmed in the Red Zone of central Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of the 6.3 earthquake that struck the city in 2011.

At the end of May, the band will be touring in the US in support of Free All The Monsters.
TOUR DATES

5.30.13 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas – Red 7

6.1.13 Brooklyn, NY @ NYC Popfest – Public Assembly

6.2.13 Allston, MA @ Great Scott

6.3.13 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s

6.4.13 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

6.5.13 Washington, DC @ DC9

6.7.13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

6.9.13 Chicago, IL @ Schubas

6.11.13 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

6.12.13 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

6.14.13 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

6.15.13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite

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History of The Eagles to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 30th

THREE-DISC SET INCLUDES ACCLAIMED TWO-PART DOCUMENTARY FILM AND PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE CONCERT FOOTAGE FROM THE 1977 HOTEL CALIFORNIA TOUR

Capitol Records has acquired the exclusive DVD/Blu-ray rights to History of the Eagles, the iconic band’s acclaimed documentary, which is set for release on Tuesday, April 30. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre – March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles’ two-night stand at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.

History of the Eagles will be released in both DVD and Blu-ray three-disc configurations – all with 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo audio – beautifully packaged in a six-panel digipak with accompanying photographic booklet. A Super Deluxe Box Set will be released as a limited edition, complete with three Blu-ray discs; a 40-page casebound book featuring still photos from the films; 10 archival-quality photographs of the band from throughout its storied history; and a specially created lithograph of the band’s desert-bleached skull icon. All elements in this limited edition deluxe set will be packaged in a specially designed foil-stamped and embossed box, with a Native American blanket-inspired liner, beautifully wrapped in a leather tie, and fastened with a bone button.

All three versions of History of the Eagles will be available for preorder beginning today, March 12 through Amazon.com and the Eagles website (http://eaglesband.com).

Seeking to provide an unprecedented and intimate look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music, the Eagles partnered with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) to produce the film. Directed by Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place), History of the Eagles is a meticulous creation featuring rare archival material, concert footage, and never-before-seen home movies that explore the evolution and enduring popularity of one of the world’s biggest-selling and culturally significant American bands.

History of the Eagles made its television broadcast debut on Showtime last month, earning the network its highest ratings for a music documentary in eight years. Part One premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great acclaim.

History of the Eagles Part One dedicates two hours to the chronicling of the band’s creation and rise to fame in the 1970’s through its breakup in 1980. More than 25 new and exclusive interviews were conducted with all current band members — Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – as well as former members Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder. Also featured are new and exclusive interviews with Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, Irving Azoff and many other seminal artists and band contemporaries who have been closely involved with the Eagles’ history.

While personal stories from band members, managers, and music industry luminaries frame the narrative, it’s the unexpected moments-recording sessions, backstage interactions, and even a whimsical sequence from the Desperado cover shoot-that convey the extraordinary bond linking the artists, their music, and the times (an era when country-tinged rock and finely-honed harmonies spoke to a nation still reeling from unrest).

Additionally, the documentary features previously unreleased home movies and archival footage. Personal photos, video and memorabilia amassed by the Eagles over the course of their career will also be seen for the very first time.

History of the Eagles Part Two reveals the personal and professional struggles members faced while the band was apart, and chronicles the group’s dramatic reunion in 1994, as well as its resurgence in recording and performing throughout the next two decades. Among the band’s many achievements since reforming are its triumphant Hell Freezes Over tour, the 2007 release of Long Road Out of Eden (which sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide and earned two GRAMMY® Awards), and its ongoing ascendance as an international supergroup.

Eagles Live at the Capital Centre – March 1977 features previously unreleased concert performances of “Hotel California,” “New Kid In Town,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Best Of My Love” and “Take It Easy,” all captured during the band’s two-night stand in Washington, D.C. during its historic Hotel California world tour.

Directed by Alison Ellwood and produced by Alex Gibney, History of the Eagles was created with a select crew of filmmakers including: Blair Foster, Executive Producer; Alison Ellwood and Ben Sozanski, Editors; Karim Karmi, Co-Producer; and Erin Edeiken, Line Producer.

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 have sold more than 16 million and 11 million albums, respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Michael Douglas, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Tom Morello, Serj Tankian Join Other Artists in Support of Global Zero Campaign Calling on President Obama to Set World’s Course to Zero Nukes

Queen Noor, Valerie Plame Wilson Kick-Off Grassroots Campaign with Support from United Nations and 75 Leaders Urging Obama to Start First Multilateral Talks to Reduce Nuclear Arms

Washington, DC – Celebrities, musicians and major campaign organizations are turning out in support of Global Zero’s new international campaign calling on President Obama to set the world’s course to zero nuclear weapons by negotiating further cuts in massive U.S.–Russian Cold War nuclear arsenals and bringing other nuclear powers into the first international negotiations to reduce nuclear arms globally.

As part of the launch, Global Zero released a two-minute inspirational video narrated by Michael Douglas, which in its first week was seen by tens of thousands of people, aired in broadcast interviews with Her Majesty Queen Noor and former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson on MSNBC, CNN, Yahoo News and Huffington Post, and was promoted by the United Nations, MoveOn.org and Greenpeace as well as celebrities, bands and artists such as Richard Branson, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Serj Tankian and Tom Morello, among many others.

The video may be viewed at: www.globalzero.org/demand-zero/2030.

Global Zero also released a global grassroots petition, a letter to President Obama from approximately 75 former prime ministers, foreign and defense ministers and military commanders, and a recently passed European Parliament declaration – all urging him to initiate international nuclear arms negotiations. The campaign is calling on him to announce his commitment to do so on April 5, 2013 – the fourth anniversary of his seminal 2009 Prague speech calling for a world without nuclear weapons.

The message from these leaders, young people and the global grassroots is that nuclear weapons do not address today’s security threats; that in a time of budget crises they wastefully consume precious resources in the amount of $1 trillion per decade globally; and that the only way to eliminate the rising global threat of proliferation and nuclear terrorism is to eliminate all nuclear weapons.

This is a global problem and it requires a global solution. The President has made significant progress and recently committed to pursue a 50% cut in U.S. and Russian arsenals – but to set the world’s course to global zero he needs to take the next big step: bringing other world leaders into the first international negotiations in history to reduce nuclear arms globally.

Global Zero has emerged as one of the most remarkable social movements in history. Powered by a visionary group of 300 leaders and experts who support its bold, step-by-step plan to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2030, the relentless creativity and energy of young people and half a million citizens worldwide, Global Zero is challenging the 20th century idea of basing national security on the threat of mass destruction – and making real progress on the road to a world without nuclear weapons.

Starting with President Reagan, whose aim was “the total elimination one day of nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth” and who began the process of arms reductions – the Global Zero position has become mainstream – and those who oppose it increasingly outside the mainstream.