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U2 Announces 20th Anniversary Reissue of Hit Album

Island Records, Interscope, and UMe today announce the 20th Anniversary reissue of U2‘s global smash hit album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. This multi-format anniversary edition release, featuring a brand new 12-track remaster of the record, and a 51-track Super Deluxe box set is to be released on the actual date of the 20th anniversary, October 30, 2020.

YOU CAN PRE-ORDER IT HERE

The anniversary also sees the release of an acoustic version of “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.” Watch brand new lyric video HERE

All That You Can’t Leave Behind is the tenth studio album from U2. Released in October 2000, the original 11-track record included the hit singles “Beautiful Day,” “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” “Elevation” and “Walk On” and went to Number 1 in 32 countries around the world. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno and recorded in Dublin and France, All That You Can’t Leave Behind won 7 Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album, and is the only album in history to have multiple tracks win the award for Record Of The Year (“Beautiful Day” in 2001 and “Walk On” in 2002).

The brand new remaster of the album is available as a 12-track version and includes an additional track “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” in all formats of the reissue.

Super Deluxe Box Set highlights include:

  • A 32-page hardback book from longtime friend and collaborator Anton Corbijn featuring many previously unseen images of the band along with hand-written notes by Anton, plus a double-sided poster.
  • 39 additional bonus tracks, including remastered B-sides (“Summer Rain,” “Always,” “Big Girls Are Best,” “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”).
  • Out-takes from the album sessions (“Levitate,” “Love You Like Mad,” “Flower Child”), as well as the track “Stateless” which featured on The Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack; plus an acoustic version of “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.”
  • The complete 19-track live audio of the band’s Elevation Tourperformance, recorded at the Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts in June 2001. The set includes 7 tracks from All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
  • A collection of 11 remixes which features four previously unheard versions recently unearthed in the band’s Dublin archives: “Walk On (Wyclef Jean Remix),” “New York (Carnegie’s Deli Mix),” “New York (Superman Kicks Ativan Mix)” and “When I Look At The World (Picante Remix).”

Remastered Album Tracklisting:

  1. Beautiful Day
  2. Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
  3. Elevation
  4. Walk On
  5. Kite 
  6. In A Little While
  7. Wild Honey
  8. Peace On Earth
  9. When I Look At The World
  10. New York
  11. Grace
  12. The Ground Beneath Her Feet 

All That You Can’t Leave Behind is available on Standard, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe in CD, Vinyl, and Digital versions.

For tracklistings and details of content on Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats, visit U2.com.

JUNKBUNNY RELEASES EP TODAY

LISTEN TO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE HERE

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2020 – With nearly one million streams and acclaim from Alternative Press and more, upcoming Texas alt rock trio JunkBunny unleashes their new EP, Down the Rabbit Hole, today via LAVA Records/Republic Records—listen HERE!

The band preceded the release with a blazing single, “Another Summer Song.” Alternative Press hailed it “the perfect summer anthem,” and V13 praised it as “a song with a 1990s alternative rock spirit that would have fit perfectly into the teen movies that ruled the day back around the turn of the century.”

Among its four tracks, the EP features JunkBunny’s new single “See You In Heaven.” A snappy riff marches alongside cinematic lyrics, “She said, ‘I’ll see you in heaven, but I won’t see you tonight’.Elsewhere, “Wonderful” coasts along on an energetic punked-up beat before another chantable chorus, while “Wait For Days” alternates between hummable guitars and a sweeping refrain.

Of the EP, JunkBunny says, “We’re calling it ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ because it’s our second EP that solidifies our sound. Now people can really go ‘down the rabbit hole’ with us as we continue to make music. We’re excited for people to hear it because there’s a little more variety in these songs, but they are some of our favorites.”

Down the Rabbit Hole arrives on the heels of JunkBunny’s debut EP Junk Rock and breakout single “Sedona” released last fall after opening for ZZ Top, The Struts and even Jon Bon Jovi. The EP was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.). The band recently debuted their live Junk Rock sessions shot from home—watch here.

Dive Down the Rabbit Hole with JunkBunny now.

ABOUT JUNKBUNNY
Crafting riffs with a resonance beyond their years, scrappy rock trio JunkBunny—made up of Mac Johnson (lead vocals & guitar, 19), Cayden Diebold (vocals & bass, 18) and Jake Douglas (drums, 18)—made their major label debut before they graduated high school. JunkBunny draws from a deep well of experience and inspiration that stretches back to when frontman Mac and drummer Jake first hit it off in the third grade. Jake began playing drums when he was two years old and Mac was already a burgeoning guitarist. Jamming after school and kicking around band names at recess, the duo had already established an early incarnation of the group by the time they met bassist Cayden, a guitar player since the age of nine. Early sets were filled with a diverse group of covers, from Nirvana to Rage Against The Machine, showcasing raw nerve and vibe. By high school, the band proved themselves an unstoppable live force, selling out shows across Houston and eventually performing with legendary acts like ZZ Top, The Struts, Sammy Hagar and even Jon Bon Jovi. Entering the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.), JunkBunny crafted their 2019 debut project Junk Rock. On the eve of their ascendency to a hard-earned wider audience, JunkBunny still burns with the same fire that emboldened them as elementary school kids falling in love with music.

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

New Single by flor – lmho

Alt-pop band flor has released a new standalone single entitled lmho. The track marks the first new original music from the critically acclaimed quartet since their 2019 sophomore album, ley lines. lmho is available to stream and download starting today HERE via Fueled By Ramen. Watch a lyric video for the song HERE.
“lmho was written around the time come out. you’re hiding was completed. Most of my lyrics try to look at the bright side, but this song had no barriers. I was simply spilling my sadness, confusion, and heartache into our music, shared flor frontman Zach Grace. There are points in our lives where we feel completely out-of-control and stuck, and I did my best to be honest with myself and write exactly how I was feeling. Four years later, and our world is at a halt. Some of these feelings have a way of coming back again.”
Earlier this year, flor released their reimagined EP. Which features stripped-down recordings of fan-favorite tracks including unsaid, white noise, warm blood, and slow motion. Additionally, the EP includes a cover of Coldplay’s yellow featuring label-mates MisterWives. Watch the track’s official music video, which premiered on Billboard, HERE.
flor’s sophomore full-length ley lines was released in September, 2019, and is available physically and digitally HERE via Fueled By Ramen. Singles including slow motion and dancing around received praise from Nylon, Ones to Watch, and Earmilk, and were prominently featured on playlists including Today In Music on Apple Music, Brand New Music on Amazon Music, and New Music Friday on Spotify. Also, singer/guitarist Zach Grace and bassist Dylan Bauld co-produced ley lines. In addition, guitarist McKinley Kitts and drummer Kyle Hill helped over several writing sessions.
In March, flor wrapped their second US headline tour in support of ley lines. The trek followed the band’s massive Ones To Watch Presents: flor North American tour. Which saw them perform their largest sold-out headline shows to date. flor has previously supported Paramore, Hayley Kiyoko, Walk The Moon, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness on the road.

About flor

With their nuanced songwriting and inventive sensibilities, flor use their songs to explore feelings of longing and heartache, anxiety and self-doubt. Singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill alternately magnify and brighten those feelings by dreaming up an intensely cinematic take on synth-driven alt-pop. Growing up in the tiny town of Hood River, Oregon, the band pushed forward in their career by relocating to L.A. and taking on the name flor — a word that translates to flower in Portuguese. flor soon landed a deal with Fueled By Ramen, who released their debut EP Sounds in February 2016 and debut LP come out. you’re hiding in May 2017. flor released their much anticipated sophomore album ley lines on September 6, 2019 on Fueled By Ramen.

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Sameer Gadhia – Point of Origin

Sameer Gadhia, frontman for platinum selling rock band Young The Giant, is set to launch Point Of Origin, a spotlight feature highlighting hand-picked, culturally-diverse, musical discoveries in the alternative space, airing regularly on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation (ch.36), starting today.

Gadhia explains: “By its very definition, alternative music is supposed to challenge boundaries by providing new and unheard possibilities. Though the sonic landscape is diverse, the limelight has cast a vastly monochromatic field. I am living proof that this is not so, and my aim is to illuminate artists who express the truest definition of what alternative is and should be by identifying what connects us all to our shared love of music. Through this platform, I want to create opportunity for artists of color and help foster a divergent narrative for today and tomorrow’s alternative music scene.”

Hosted and curated by Gadhia, Point Of Originwill focus on one artist over a two-week period by granting heavy, on-air exposure to one song from the artist. This will also be accompanied by commentary from Gadhia on the hand-picked artist and song. The first artist to be featured is Pennsylvania-native and a Pigeons & Planes New Artist to Watch in 2020, binki, who describes his sound as “packed with equal parts riotous funk, cavalier rap, with a bratty-rock swagger.” After creating buzz across the blog circuit, touring with Benee and Still Woozy, binki’s “Sea Sick” will garner its first national radio airplay as the first featured song on Point of Origin. For more information, visit www.pointoforigin.world.

Gadhia had been called “one of the great contemporary rock voices” by The New York Times, he is the son of immigrants from Ahmadabad, India, who came to the U.S. in the 80’s shortly before he was born. Issues of culture and diversity have been something he’s ruminated on for most of his life, both consciously and subconsciously. The band’s 2016 album Home of the Strange deliberately honed in on the modern American immigrant story, a theme that was especially relevant to the quintet as they’re each from different ethnic backgrounds with most being immigrants themselves or first-generation Americans. Gadhia wrote about balancing the two very different worlds of his ethnicity and nationality in an editorial piece for Salon (read HERE), and also had an in-depth conversation with NPR’s Ailsa Chang on the topic for “Weekend Edition” (listen/see HERE).

Young the Giant is currently writing and recording music for their next album, much of which was chronicled in the band’s “Song A Day” project which sees band members sharing music clips with each other over Instagram, culminating with a completed song each Saturday. Fans can watch the process in their Instagram highlights HERE.
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to Alt Nation (ch. 36) and other channels on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews and audio documentaries. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.

Scissor Sisters Concert Stream

Scissor Sisters, the glam-rock provocateurs who originally made waves in the 2000s and 2010s, have announced a stream of their acclaimed 2007 residency at London’s O2 Arena, which was recorded over July 26, 27 and 28th 2007 and originally appeared in that year’s concert DVD Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah. The stream will air exclusively on the Scissor Sister’s Official YouTube Channelon August 1, 2020 at 12 p.m. PT. Band members BabyDaddyJake Shears and Del Marquis will join in the chat to interact with fans and take their questions in real time. To join and view the concert, click HERE

This exclusive concert stream will mark the debut digital appearance of Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah’s visual component in its entiretysince it was released 13 years ago. Until now, only a truncated audio version of the 19-track concert existed on Spotify. Many fans are exploring new ways to entertain themselves at home, this reprise of Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah will give Scissor Sisters diehards — and the uninitiated — a reason to dance and have fun. 

Scissor Sisters arrived on the New York scene as gender-blurring, sex-positive firebrands, burst onto the scene with their 2004 disco makeover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” Their debut album Scissor Sisters reached number one in the UK and was the best-selling album of 2004, later certified platinum by the BPI, and earned them three BRIT Awards in 2005. In 2006, their follow up single “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ hit No. 1 in England and, along with that year’s Ta-Dah, which the track appeared on, vaulted them to superstardom and international accolades. In 2010, Scissor Sisters released Night Work, which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200, and in 2012, they released Magic Hour, which featured guests like Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams and Azealia Banks.

The stream of the O2 concert will feature a donate button for the Trans Lifeline. Trans Lifeline is a trans-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis through their Hotline and Microgrants programs. They’re for the trans community, by the trans community The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the U.S. and Canada in which all operators are transgender. Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also one of few services with a policy against non-consensual active rescue. Trans Lifeline also recognizes that some problems can’t be solved by emotional support alone, which is why their Microgrants program gives trans people money to legally change their name and gender alongside specialized support for trans people who are imprisoned or detained.

Scissor Sisters, both as a band and individually, have remained intrinsically connected to the fringes of queer culture throughout their career, and in particular have continued to support the queer community in their hometown of New York City. As such, the Trans Lifeline is a charity close to their hearts and they are delighted to be spotlighting them. The collection and dispersal of the funds will be facilitated by YouTube’s Giving program. Fans can donate to Trans Lifeline during the premiere and during the seven-day VOD (video on demand) period afterward.

Next Saturday, get on your dancing shoes and witness this band tear up a stage — and show fans how Scissor Sisters remain germane to the creative and social-justice landscape 13 years on.

Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah Track Listing

  1. She’s My Man
  2. I Can’t Decide
  3. Tits on the Radio
  4. Laura
  5. Lights
  6. The Skins
  7. Contact High
  8. Take Your Mama
  9. Music Is the Victim
  10. Might Tell You Tonight
  11. The Other Side
  12. Comfortably Numb
  13. Kiss You Off
  14. Paul McCartney
  15. Land of a Thousand Words
  16. Filthy/Gorgeous
  17. Mary
  18. Return to Oz
  19. I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
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Daam – Black Lambo

ABOUT DAAM:

DAAM is the animated supergroup comprised of Kaen (Kai-ehn) and Melo-Dee. The intergalactic journeys of DAAM will be told through their lens within an animated world.

The story begins where Kaen has reached a point of his life where he wants to explore. He gets intel that Earth was vacant more than ever as a result of self-isolation. Kaen, shoots down from outside of earth in a lightning bolt form and crashes right in the middle of a guitar center. As for Melo-Dee, he fell out of his own world by mistake and has catapulted into the galaxy crashing into earth as well. He lands right in the middle of an abandoned church where there is nothing but an old broken piano and microphone. The story unfolds of their newfound friendship and passion for music.

Their first song as DAAM is “Black Lambo”, a song where the idea of feeling like you’re literally in the 80s music vehicle and soon as that beat drops you’ve travelled through time right to the present with the RnB vocal, trap infused sonic. Kaen and Melo-Dee will exist animated in visuals. Join us as they begin to get to know Earth while releasing music tracks into and EP this Fall.

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Good Girl – “Thirsty”

GOOD GIRL RETURNS WITH “THIRSTY” FT. MULATTO TRACK AND VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Today, Philadelphia-based R&B quartet Good Girl returns with the release of their new track and video, “Thirsty” featuring rising rapper, Mulatto via Starr Island/RCA Records. Click HERE to listen/watch.

“Thirsty” is produced by Grammy-nominated Kosine, who is one half of the producer duo Da Internz. The visual, which is an ode to OnlyFans, is directed by Jet Phynx.

Good Girl is Arielle, Bobbie, JL, and Megan.

Watch/Listen to “Thirsty” ft. Mulatto HERE

About Good Girl:

Good Girl is redefining what it means to be a “good girl”— as well as R&B as we know it. The Philadelphia-based quartet of Bobbie, Megan, Arielle, and JL have spent years honing their talents and building a considerable fanbase through their viral covers online.

All four members of Good Girl hail from the East Coast and met in various ways through dance, eventually convening in Philadelphia. Career inspiration struck when they performed a gig in the city, where they covered songs from musical inspirations like TLC and En Vogue.

They immediately got to work on building their group dynamic, regularly posting viral videos on Instagram of the four of them singing and dancing to classic R&B songs in their car. They eventually signed with RCA, heading out to Los Angeles to work on forthcoming EP that showcases their growth as artists and as human beings. “We’re really big on confidence and being true to yourself—girl power, black girl magic,” Bobbie enthuses. “We want everyone to be able to relate to our music, and for it to be timeless as well.”

L to R: Arielle (Yellow), Bobbie (Orange), JL (Red), Megan (Blue

Photo Credit: Shmaal

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Saint Motel – “Preach”

TRACK IS FEATURED ON THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THREE-PART ALBUM 
 
THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 2 DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR 
 
FIRST BAND TO DEVELOP IMMERSIVE, VIRTUAL WORLD IN COLLABORATION WITH MOZILLA HUBS NEW WORLD; IN FINAL STAGES AND SET TO LAUNCH SOON 
 
Elektra recording group Saint Motel have shared their brand new single entitled Preach today. Available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE, the track appears on the bands forthcoming THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 2, which is due out later this year and serves as the second installment of their three-part album, THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. Keep on the lookout for the official music video for Preach which is currently in pre-production.
 
Remaining on the cutting edge of innovation, Saint Motel make history as the first band to open their own virtual world; powered by Mozilla Hubs. The quartets New World welcomes fans into a 3D VR chatroom enabled for all headsets and browsers. In this space, audiences can enter an exclusive, immersive environment to engage directly with the band through virtual meet-and-greets and intimate, live performances, consume exclusive video content, and much more. Additionally, it doubles as a space for fans to congregate and get to know each other as well. 
 
Saint Motels New World is in its final stages of development and set to launch imminently, upholding what has become a tradition of engaging with groundbreaking technology for the guys. In 2016, they dropped their Elektra full length debut saintmotelevision as the first-ever Virtual Reality album and first-ever Augmented Reality album and accompanied the record with the free Saintmotelevision app.
 
PART 1 was heralded by the infectious lead single Van Horn. Known for their cinematic aesthetic, the band brought the western-themed official music video for track directed by Saint Motel frontman A/J Jackson to life with an inventive performance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Earlier this year, the band sold out their entire North American headline tour in support of PART 1, culminating with hometown finale in Los Angeles, days before the country went into quarantine due to Covid-19.
 
In recent months, Saint Motel has made a concerted effort to mobilize their fans to join them on a pair of philanthropic causes through special, limited edition merchandise. With blood donations needed now more than ever, the band has partnered with The American Red Cross to offer a Just My Blood Type enamel pin, available for free to those who donate blood. Named for their breakout hit Just My Type, the pins are also available for purchase with 100% of net profits going to The American Red Cross.
 
Likewise, Saint Motel has joined with the National Independent Venue Associations #SaveOurStages campaign to ask Congress to provide aid to their network of nearly 2,000 independent live music venues across the country many of which the band has performed in that have been 100% shut down with zero revenue due to the pandemic. All profits from a special Saint Motel X Save Our Stages tour t-shirt will go directly to NIVAs efforts. Both items are available in the Saint Motel Gift Shop.
 
Stay tuned for more from Saint Motel soon. Projecting pop hooks through an alternative lens with a flair for dramatic presentation, Saint Motel make music worthy of the big screen. Streamed and viewed over half-a-billion times, the gold-selling Los Angeles quartet magnify this vision with immersive live experiences and one unpredictable move after another. The group initially came together at film school before introducing themselves on 2012’s Voyeur. Signing to Elektra Records, their 2014 My Type EP boasted both the gold-certified title track My Type and fan favorite Cold Cold Man. In 2016, saintmotelvision yielded the smash Move.
 
Flipping the script once again, the musicians reimagined the record with a series of history-making first-of-their-kind innovations: an award-winning Virtual Reality version and an Augmented Reality version. In 2019, Saint Motel launched their most ambitious undertaking yet, unveiling their third full-length album in three parts. First up, they uncovered THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 1 powered by the shimmy and shake of Alternative Top 15 lead single Van Horn Between packing houses coast to coast on headline jaunts and earning acclaim from People, Billboard, and more, the four-piece plotted to roll out PART 2 and PART 3 throughout 2020.
 
In addition to unforgettable sets everywhere from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo, the boys lit up shows such as NBC’s TODAY, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and CBS The Late Late Show with James Corden, among others. Saint Motel is: A/J Jackson (vocals), Aaron Sharp (guitar), Dak Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).
 
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Sparks Existential Threat visual

Sparks – “Existential Threat”

SPARKS TEAM UP WITH CYRIAK FOR “EXISTENTIAL THREAT” VIDEO

Sparks are excited to share the new video for the song “The Existential Threat,” from their new album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, which was released on CD, vinyl and cassette this past Friday, July 3. The video was created by the iconic animator Cyriak, known for his subversive and surreal work. “The incredibly manic and overwhelming nature of the existential threats that are facing all of us nowadays and our reaction to those threats, expressed musically and lyrically in our song ‘The Existential Threat’, are brilliantly demonstrated in the frightening and beautiful video for the song by Cyriak.” — Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks

WATCH “THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT” HERE

Speaking about the process Cyriak said: “When I was asked to make a music video for Sparks, I could hardly believe it. They sent me the whole of their new album to choose from, and there was this one song that immediately stood out – ‘The Existential Threat’. Not only did the music fit perfectly with my animation style, the subject of existential dread is something I have been fascinated by for as long as I can remember. It was like I could see the whole video inside my head as I listened to the song. “The brief was totally open, but I felt this track deserved more than just some crazy visuals. It has a psychology driving it, and a feeling that hangs over us all, especially in these modern times of information overload. Are these threats real, or imaginary? Are they just a paranoid delusion, or do we ignore them at our peril? It was great fun making this video, and I hope it makes people think about their inevitable impending death in a more light-hearted way.” The extraordinary A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip was released digitally on May 15 to universal acclaim.

“With A STEADY DRIP, DRIP, DRIP, Sparks have drawn on the many styles and many great moments in a multi-faceted career that began in their native Los Angeles in 1967, while retaining the unique identity. Whatever style they embrace, and they have embraced most – pop, rock, New Wave, synth-pop, disco, dance, electro, orchestral, opera – they always remain ineffably, irrefutably, inescapably, undeniably Sparks.” – LouderThanWar

“No band should by rights sound as sharp, melodic and funny more than 50 years into their career. But Sparks are no ordinary band.” – Q

“Sparks remain deftly untouchable” 9/10 – LineOfBestFit

“The Picassos of art rock.” – Associated Press

“a work of genius” – 9/10 Clash “A masterclass” – Northern Transmissions

“They’ve done it again” – ***** Record Collector

“Sparks. Only Sparks.” – **** FT Uncut 9/10 Mojo **** Q **** The Times **** Independent **** Daily Mirror **** Daily Telegraph ****

This next year should also see the eagerly awaited premiere of the musical Annette, the first English-language film from groundbreaking French director Leos Carax (Holy Motors, Pola X), written by Ron and Russell Mael and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. In addition, director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver) is putting the finishing touches to his as-yet-untitled Sparks documentary, a long-in-the-making feature-length film celebrating this singular band.

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The Avett Brothers – “We Americans”

The Avett Brothers Release “We Americans” Music Video Song Off Of Recent Album Closer Than Together Watch “We Americans” Here

Check out “We Americans” music video here!

The lyrics of the song touch on many moments in America’s history. See lyrics here.

The paintings that create the imagery for the video were done by Jason Mitcham. The band previously worked with Mitcham for their 2015 video for “Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.”

The band announced Closer Than Together back in June 2019 with a mission statement for the album. Read here.

ABOUT THE AVETT BROTHERS:

The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and was followed by Magpie and the Dandelion (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 and saw the band appear twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! True Sadness (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on Billboard Top 200, and scoring two GRAMMY® nominations.

In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY® nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim and is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD. In November 2018, the band headlined the concert for Hurricane Florence Relief in Greenville, North Carolina, raising $325,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS:

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more.

Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya).

In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.