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Campfire OK announces new album, When You Have Arrived out on Sept. 17th and a new video for first single, “Wishing You The Best”

August 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Deeply rooted in Seattle, Campfire OK announces the release of their sophomore album, When You Have Arrived through Fugitive Records on September 17th and will feature “Wishing You The Best” as the first single. The essence of the 12 track alternative genre album establishes a dark psychedelia sound with unassailable harmonies and catchy melodies.

Campfire OK delivers a unique sound that the band so proudly claims as their own swiftly entering the Seattle music scene by performing at festivals such as Doe Bay, Bumbershoot, and The Capitol Hill Block Party.

Campfire OK consists of Mychal Cohen (vocals/piano/guitar), Andrew Eckes (banjo/guitar/trumpet), Brandon Milner (drummer), Aaron Huffman (bassist, formerly with Harvey Danger), and Zarni De Wet (vocals and piano). The songs from the album, When You Have Arrived present themselves in a sprightly, electro-pop manner, some tracks introducing romantic and vulnerable lullabies, while others dance between rhythmic intonations.

Press recognition:

“Campfire OK’s “Strange Like We Are” grows as it goes, with handclaps and three-part harmonies culminating in powerful choruses.” -NPR: Song of The Day

On “Wishing You the Best,” the first single from When You Have Arrived, Cohen delivers his earnest plea (“I’m sorry if I was overbearing / But I didn’t mean it”) backed by the thunder of hand-claps and the spine-tingling sound of Eckes’ banjo. – KEXP-FM

“Campfire OK is one of those beautiful, restless entities that don’t stay in one place for too long, but still manage to write concise, focused songs. The band pushes the boundaries of the revival band stigma, incorporating subtle modern elements (synth swells and delay pedals) effortlessly atop the weathered antique frames of their songs” -Seattle Weekly

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audio ‘stache: Big B Strikes Gold With New Album

Big B’s latest album Fools Gold features collaborations with The Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, P!NK, Butch Walker, and many more.  

big b fools goldJuly 9th marks the release date for Fool’s Gold, the latest album by Las Vegas-based singer/rapper Big B. Released on Suburban Noize Records, the album features appearances from Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, and many others. It is currently streaming on MSN.com and on last.fm.

For Fool’s Gold, Big B‘s sixth studio album, he is upping the ante by delivering his most heartfelt album yet.  

“I put a lot of heart and soul into this record and the last few years have been pretty hard on me for various reasons,” he says. “This record was my way of getting it all out and turning it all into a positive thing. I just wanted to make good songs that people can have a good time listening to. “

Fool’s Gold features musical collaborations with members of legendary punk outfits NOFX and Pennywise, as well as a songwriting collaboration with Grammy winner Pink on the single “Here Comes the Lightning.” The end result is a collection of songs that are just as contagious as Big B‘s thuggish charm. With the entire music industry focused on finding the next huge star on reality television, Big B has taken a back-to-basics approach on “Fool’s Gold” and filled it with fun spirited songs that can fit into any music lover’s playlist. The album is rich is musical diversity and is cleverly inventive, as Big B seamlessly bridges the gap between rock, hip-hop, and alternative.

 Big B is currently on the road as part of the Cabin By the Sea tour with Dirty Heads and The Expendables. From there, he will embark on Redlight King’s “Ones to Watch” tour, which will run through August. Tour dates can be found below.

BIG B TOUR DATES:

Cabin by the Sea Tour feat. Big B, Dirty Heads & The Expendables
07/09 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
07/11 – Kansas City – Midland Theatre
07/12 – Denver, CO – Exdo Event Center
07/15 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
07/16 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
07/21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
07/24 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert
07/26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
07/28 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre

Ones to Watch Tour w/Redlight King & Icon for Hire
08/01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/02 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/03 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
08/06 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at HOB
08/07 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock at HOB
08/09 – Shreveport, LA – Strange Brew
08/10 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish at HOB
08/11 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
08/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
08/14 – Knoxville, TN – NV Nightclub
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
08/17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
08/20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
08/21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/23 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall
08/24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Studio B at Skyway Theatre
08/27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

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audio ‘stache: TOMMY & THE HIGH PILOTS Release New Album ‘Only Human’

May 28, 2013 1 comment

Only Human is out today on Redbird Records and is streaming now on ARTISTdirect and MSN Listening Booth.

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Santa Barbara quartet Tommy & The High Pilots release their new full-length album Only Human today May 28th on Redbird Records. The 10-song set is united by frontman Tommy Cantillon’s bold vocal range and themes of perseverance, redemption and humanity.

Last week ARTISTdirect exclusively premiered Only Human and starting today MSN Listening Booth is offering a full album stream of Only Human all this week.

 STREAM: Tommy & The High Pilots, Only Human  on ARTISTdirect
STREAM: Tommy & The High Pilots, Only Human on MSN Listening Booth
WATCH: Tommy & The High Pilots, Outta My Head on VEVO

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Only Human Tracklisting:
1. Get Up
2. Outta My Head
3. Devil To Pay
4. Broken Down
5. Only Human
6. Here In My Hands
7. Young & Hungry
8. Somebody Make A Move
9. Innocent
10. Painted Cave

 

 

 

 

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MTV Buzzworthy exclusively premiered Tommy & The High Pilots’ music video for the first single off of Only Human,  “Outta My Head” which showcases the band’s colorful dance party moves. The video can always be viewed on the band’s YouTube Channel.

The band will perform at SoHo on May 31st in their hometown Santa Barbara, CA with additional Summer tour dates to be announced on June 4th performing in cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York, Dallas and more!

Tommy & The High Pilots are Tommy Cantillon (vocals/guitar), Michael Cantillon (keys), Steve Libby (bass), and Matt Palermo (drums). Only Human was helmed by a trio of prolific producers – Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Train) Jason McEntire (Son Volt, Ha Ha Tonka) and Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo).

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buzz ‘stache: HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS & Alternative Press Magazine Team Up to Exclusively Reveal ‘Zero’ Album Teaser, Track Listing & Album Art

This summer’s Vans Warped Tour headliners are set to release new album Zero on June 25, 2013. 

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Zero, the highly-anticipated dystopian concept album by HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, hits stores on June 25, 2013. Following last week’s Vans Warped Tour Twitter hosting stint and the release of ‘Golden Parachutes’, the band is now exclusively releasing their album art, track listing, and video album teaser with Alternative Press Magazine! You can check out everything right now at AltPress.com. While you’re on the interwebs, make sure to pre-order Zero at http://myplay.me/1195.

The album art for Zero was designed by Jeff Chenault at Eleven07 (www.eleven07.com), who also spearheaded the art direction along with HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS vocalist/guitarist JT Woodruff.

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HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS will perform as stage headliners at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. See below for all currently confirmed 2013 Vans Warped Tour dates, and stay tuned for updates.

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS on the 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR:
6/15 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
6/16 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Concourse
6/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/20 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/21 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/23 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
6/26 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6/27 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
6/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino
6/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair Park
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
7/3 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/5 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/6 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/7 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/9 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
7/10 – Washington, DC @ Merriwheater Post Pavilion
7/11 – Masfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/12 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/13 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/14 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
7/16 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
7/17 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavilion
7/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/23 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/27 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/28 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/3 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
8/4 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot

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audio ‘stache: The BLACK STAR RIDERS Radio Interview with Eddie Trunk that Every Thin Lizzy Fan Needs to Hear

April 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Vocalist Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson sat down with Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM to talk  about joining members of the legendary band, Thin Lizzy, to create the rock world’s latest super group, Black Star Riders.

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Last week, BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson dropped in on Eddie Trunk at SiriusXM Radio’s HQ while in New York City on a promotional tour for their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose – due out in North America on May 28th.  The result was the definitive live radio interview covering the historical context and each band member’s history leading to the creation of the rock world’s latest super group: BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Click here to listen to the audio interview in its entirety on the Nuclear Blast Soundcloud page.

ABOUT BLACK STAR RIDERS:  In 2012, the touring members of THIN LIZZY began to seriously consider utilizing the vast songwriting talent within the band and spoke of it freely in the press. When THIN LIZZY drummer Brian Downey and keyboardist Darren Wharton bowed out of a new album and the subsequent tours to support it, the remaining members decided to band together under the BLACK STAR RIDERS name allowing them to forge forward from – yet informed by – the historical legacy that the THIN LIZZY name is infused with.

The BLACK STAR RIDERS line-up features THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth).  Produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush), their first studio album All Hell Breaks Loose features cover artwork by Gil Elvgren– the most renowned pin-up artist in the history of American Illustration.

The “Bound For Glory” single can be purchased on iTunes here, and watch the lyric video below!

 

Hear the backstory and watch Ricky & Damon’s acoustic performance of “Bound For Glory” for The Orchard’s Stairwell Series here: http://youtu.be/KjUSSKnrX1w

The track listing for All Hell Breaks Loose is:

1. All Hell Breaks Loose
2. Bound For Glory
3. Kingdom Of The Lost
4. Bloodshot
5. Kissin’ The Ground
6. Hey Judas
7. Hoodoo Voodoo
8. Valley Of The Stones
9. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain’t So Bad

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

Purchase “Bound For Glory” iTunes

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audio ‘stache: UGLY KID JOE is Back With “Stairway to Hell”

April 16, 2013 6 comments

Stairway to Hell, the platinum-selling hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe’s first album in over 15 years, is streaming  on AOL Music and MSN Music all week.

ugly kid joe bigIt’s been a long time since rock legends Ugly Kid Joe have released an album, but the wait has ended.The California band’s critically acclaimed EP, Stairway to Hell, is being released today through MRI, and it contains songs that span the full repertoire of influences that made Ugly Kid Joe the soundtrack for young snowboarders, surfers, and keggers worldwide.

The first video from Stairway to Hell, “I’m Alright,” has been racking up the YouTube hits since its release earlier this year. Stairway to Hell is streaming all week on AOL Music’s Listening Party as well as MSN Music’s Listening Booth.

Stairway to Hell: AOL Listening Party | MSN Listening Booth

 

Ugly Kid Joe is:

Whitfield Crane (vocals)
Cordell Crockett (bass)
Klaus Eichstadt (guitars)
Dave Forman (guitars)
Shannon Larkin (drums)

Stairway to Hell track listing:

Devil’s Paradise
You Make Me Sick
No One Survives
I’m Alright
Love Ain’t True
Another Beer
Cat In the Cradle (acoustic)
Would You Like To Be There (acoustic)
No One Survives (acoustic)
EPK (video)*
It’s Alright (video)*

*bonus content on the physical CD only.

ugly kid joe bigPurchase Stairway to HellAmazon | iTunes   

Ugly Kid Joe online: Official Website Facebook Twitter

buzz ‘stache: Announcing The Return Of Ugly Kid Joe

The platinum-selling rock group Ugly Kid Joe returns with first new music in over a decade and a half.

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Platinum sellers Ugly Kid Joe have come back after a long vacation, and they’re ready to rock harder than ever. The California band’s new EP, Stairway to Hell, is due on April 16th through MRI, and it contains songs that span the full repertoire of influences that made Ugly Kid Joe the soundtrack for young snowboarders, surfers, and keggers worldwide.

Watch the video for the single, “I’m Alright”, below.

 

Stairway to Hell track listing:

Devil’s Paradise
You Make Me Sick
No One Survives
I’m Alright
Love Ain’t True
Another Beer
Cat In the Cradle (acoustic)
Would You Like To Be There (acoustic)
No One Survives (acoustic)
EPK (video)*
It’s Alright (video)*

*bonus content on the physical CD only.

Whether it’s the hypnotic riffery of “Devil’s Paradise”, the melodic power-fueled darkness of “No One Survives” or the irrepressibly chuggin’ chorus of “I’m Alright,” Stairway to Hell makes it clear that Ugly Kid Joe has everything they started with, and have added fatter chops and a superior grip on songwriting to their arsenal.

Tour dates are to be announced soon so be sure to follow Ugly Kid Joe on Facebook, Twitter, and their official site to get the latest news on the band! Page links are provided below.

stairway to hellPreorder Stairway to Hell: Amazon

Ugly Kid Joe online: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter