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Apr 28, 2016

Mayer Hawthorne Premieres Third Installment of Video Trilogy - "Get You Back"

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne’s fourth full-length record, Man About Town was released earlier this month. Today, Mayer shared the third and final installment to his neo-noir detective thriller video series. The video is for the album cut “Get You Back,” and you can watch it below.



Mayer Hawthorne - Man About Town: iTunes | Amazon | Vinyl/CD

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Apr 27, 2016

Thrice Premieres New Song "Black Honey" via NPR

Just last month Thrice announced the release of their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The album was produced by Eric Palmquist and will be released on May 27th. Today, fans can hear a new track off the album, “Black Honey.”

“Black Honey was built from one of the first ideas we started jamming on when we got back together to write this record,” Dustin tells NPR. “Lyrically the song spawned from an image that popped into my head; someone continually swatting at a swarm of bees to get their honey, but somehow not understanding why they would sting back in return. It seemed a fitting metaphor for much of U.S. foreign policy.” Listen HERE.



In celebration of To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, Thrice will be hitting the road in June with La Dispute and Gates. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Vinyl/CD Bundles

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Apr 20, 2016

Josiah & The Bonnevilles Sign To Vagrant, Premiere New Song "Cold Blood"

We’re excited to welcome Josiah & The Bonnevilles to the Vagrant family!

Tennessee’s Josiah & The Bonnevilles are pleased to announce the release of their debut EP, Cold Blood. Comprised of four tracks co-produced and mixed by Dave Way (Fiona Apple, Paul McCartney, Macy Gray). Cold Blood reaffirms the principles of Americana as a genre that can offer listeners sincere and universal insight through genuine story telling.

Today, the band debuted their brand new track “Cold Blood” on Sodwee, which you can hear HERE or below.



Josiah tells Sodwee this about the song:

“I wrote Cold Blood when I was living between Vegas on my own and in LA with my ex, it was not an easy song to write”, he explains, “I’m not sure if it’s a break up song, or a song about being a failure, or a fraud, I guess it’s a mix of all of those things”.

and this about the track’s sound:

“at the time I was listening heavily to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt whose music played a big role in the production approach… That, and having to be resourceful budget-wise, for instance, the background singer on “Cold Blood” and “Can You Hear It”, Elizabeth Hopkinson, was someone I found on Craigslist”.

Josiah & The Bonnevilles’ Cold Blood EP arrives this Friday. Catch the band on tour this month with William Elliott Whitmore and in Canada all this summer. Full tour dates can be found HERE

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Apr 15, 2016

PJ Harvey's The Hope Six Demolition Project Out Today

PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, is available today!

The Hope Six Demolition Project draws from several journeys undertaken by Harvey, who spent time in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. over a four-year period. “When I’m writing a song I visualise the entire scene. I can see the colours, I can tell the time of day, I can sense the mood, I can see the light changing, the shadows moving, everything in that picture. Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with”, says Harvey.

The album was recorded last year in residency at London’s Somerset House. The exhibition, entitled ‘Recording in Progress’ saw Harvey, her band, producers Flood and John Parish, and engineers working within a purpose-built recording studio behind one-way glass, observed throughout by public audiences.



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Apr 12, 2016

Bloc Party Share New Video for "Virtue"

Bloc Party have released a brand new video for their track “Virtue.” The single is featured on the band’s latest album HYMNS which was released in January. Check out the trippy visuals below!



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Apr 11, 2016

CRUISR Joining PVRIS on Upcoming North American Tour

CRUISR has been added as support on PVRIS’ upcoming North American tour! The run of dates begins on May 11th in Nashville and ends with a two-night stint in Boston on June 9th and 10th. Click HERE for full tour details and to purchase tickets!

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Apr 08, 2016

Mayer Hawthorne’s Man About Town Available Today

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne’s fourth full-length record, Man About Town is available everywhere today! In celebration of the album’s release, Mayer will be performing the album’s single, ‘Love Like That,’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 13th. Fans can grab tickets to attend HERE.

On Man About Town, Hawthorne is back to handling the lion’s share of production. He also played damn near every instrument on the album and penned every track. His songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes it’s groovy, other times he’s vulnerable and sincere. It’s the shit people listen to when they wanna get drunk and stoned and sentimental. The reason? Mayer Hawthorne stays making that timeless, soulful, baby-making music.

In support of Man About Town, Mayer will be kicking off his US headline tour on May 4th in Santa Ana at the Observatory. The tour takes Mayer across the states before wrapping up in Las Vegas on July 8th. Fans who purchase tickets to see Mayer live will receive a digital copy of Man About Town upon release on April 8th. A full list of dates can be found HERE.



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Apr 04, 2016

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Shares New Video for "Tilikum"

Taken from his new album After The Rain, Benjamin Francis Leftwich is sharing the video to his new song “Tilikum” - the effortlessly beautiful and honest opening track from his upcoming second album, due out on August 19th.

Recorded in the foothills of Dartmoor the video provides the perfect backdrop to the journey Leftwich has undertaken over the past five years, symbolising his process of dealing with grief and finding closure along the way.

When it came to finding a location for the video Leftwich adds: “I really wanted to film something special in a really desolate but beautiful part of the world to convey the sense of loneliness and desperation vs the future and hope that I feel in the song.”



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Apr 01, 2016

Mayer Hawthorne Premieres Man About Town at Pandora

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne is releasing his fourth full-length record, Man About Town, on April 8th. Today, fans can stream the record in its entirety on Pandora! Listen HERE.

Earlier this year, Mayer brought his three bands together (Tuxedo, Jaded Incorporated, Mayer Hawthorne) for two sold out revue shows at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. For fans that weren’t lucky enough to attend, you can watch the highlights below.



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Mar 29, 2016

Blitzen Trapper Announce Headline Tour, Field Rexx To Be Release for The First Time Ever on Vinyl for Record Store Day

Portland Oregon’s own, Blitzen Trapper, are pleased to announce a headlining tour run throughout the Midwest and Canada in support of their 8th album All Across This Land that was released last October to rave reviews. Starting May 27th, the tour kicks off in Evans, GA where the band will be direct support for Willie Nelson before heading to the Northwest, followed by Canada and the Midwest. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

Blitzen Trapper recently stopped by Third Man Records in Nashville for a special show where Third Man recorded their live set direct-to-acetate. Recorded in the Third Man Blue Room, without overdubs or editing, the live performance audio was mixed in real time on a Rupert Neve 5008 console and instantly cut to vinyl by master cutter George Ingram using a 1953 Scully Lathe that previously churned out masters for Cincinnati's legendary King Records. Legend has it that James Brown’s It’s A Man’s World was cut on this lathe among others. Third Man is the only live venue in the world where artists can record their performances direct-to-acetate.

After the tour and in celebration of Record Store Day, the band will be releasing their sophomore album, Field Rexx, which was originally self-released in 2005 on CD. It's the first time the album is available on vinyl and features 3 unreleased bonus tracks and a free download code.

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