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Fitz and the Tantrums Tour

Multiplatinum band Fitz and the Tantrums have announced additional touring plans for summer 2022. The run of dates—co-headlined with Andy Grammer—are set to kick off in Key West, FL on July 29th. Ticket pre-sales will begin this Wednesday, April 13, at 10 AM local time, with general on-sale starting this Friday, April 15, at the same time. For more information, please click HERE

Fitz and the Tantrums frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick said: “We cannot wait to get our fans together with Andy’s fans this summer and get everybody dancing. The wrong party tour is gonna go down in history as one hot, sweaty mess not to be missed. Were you there?”

Fitz and the Tantrums are also set to embark on a co-headlining run alongside St. Paul and the Broken Bones this summer. The run of dates are set to kick off in Asheville, NC, on June 1. Support on the first leg comes from Seratones; the second leg will feature Devon Gilfilian

The LA-based band has been busy working on new material to follow up 2019’s ALL THE FEELS, which featured the top 10 hit “I Just Wanna Shine” and was supported by national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Ryan. In 2021, Fitz and the Tantrums’ frontman released his first-ever solo album, HEAD UP HIGH, under the moniker: FITZ. FITZ performed the album’s infectious title track on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Good Morning America.

Stay tuned for more from Fitz and the Tantrums very soon.

About Fitz and The Tantrums

Over the course of four full-length albums, multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. Beginning with their 2010 debut album PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES and its gold-certified single “Moneygrabber,” the LA-based sextet built a rabid fanbase with their infectious music and energetic live shows, which landed them a coveted spot on the Coachella Music and Arts Festival lineup. The band’s major label debut MORE THAN JUST A DREAM arrived in 2013 and spawned back-to-back platinum-certified singles in “Out Of My League” and “The Walker.” Following that breakout success, Fitz and the Tantrums returned with their 2016 release FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, which featured their biggest hit to date, the double-platinum certified “HandClap.” Amassing billions of streams and attracting praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more, the group has morphed into an arena-ready force, performing countless, sold-out headlining shows and marque music festivals around the world.

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Twenty Eighth SLO Film Festival

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival has announced five initial selections for the 28th edition of this year’s film festival. They include a recent hit out of Sundance, an award winner and an audience favorite from the film festival tour, an indie comedy with some familiar faces, and an international drama. As SLO Film Fest prepares to return to theaters and in-person events in April with signature and always-popular screening events like Surf Nite, and the Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase, these five films preview the variety and scope of the programming film fans can look forward to in what might be the most highly anticipated year yet for the film festival in the past three decades.

“This is a great sample size of films to tease what’s in store for our audiences this year,” said SLO Film Fest Festival Director Skye McLennan. “While we are hard at work to nail down the logistics and production details to make sure we come back in style and with all the fun and all of the great movie-loving energy that this film festival is known for, ultimately everything we do is built on the films we have selected. And we couldn’t be more thrilled with what we have got in store for everyone.” 

Mye Hoang‘s documentary Cat Daddies about men who have had their lives changed thanks to their pet cats is already a certified crowd-pleaser on the film festival tour, Justin Monroe‘s you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it documentary Holy Frit, about artist Tim Carey and the artistic predicament he creates for himself won Best Documentary Feature at the Naples International Film Festival, and Rita Baghdadi‘s Sirens, about the growth pains of the first all-female thrash metal rock band in Lebanon, was a critical and popular hit out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

On the narrative side, Fabio Frey‘s My Dead Dad is a classic comic indie about a young man who inherits an apartment complex from his estranged dad and finds out from the tenants that he didn’t actually know the man. Among the film’s cast are Breaking Bad‘s Raymond Cruz, Red Rocket‘s Simon Rex, and Scarface‘s Steven Bauer. Representing the international offerings is Peter Luisi‘s Switzerland/Ukraine co-production, Princess, about the unexpected friendship that develops between a broken-down alcoholic and the young niece of his sister. Several years later, the now-grown woman is in trouble and the old man has an opportunity to repay her for her kindness when he was in need.

Passes are now on sale and information on the film festival can be found HERE

About San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo’s laid-back vibe and serene natural beauty is the perfect setting for this highly regarded annual film celebration. Filmmakers rave about the warmth and attentiveness that is so much a part of the SLO Film fest experience, as does the swelling tide of industry pros and film critics who are fast discovering the film festival’s thoughtful audiences and unique programming sensibility.

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Vera Blue × Temper Music Video

Australian indie pop artist Vera Blue has just released her new video for her current single “Temper.” The video was directed by Sydney filmmaker Maddy King. Watch the new video HERE.

Vera Blue performed “Temper” on the Sydney Harbour for ABC’s The Sound. She returns back to the city for the official music video shoot that takes place late a night.

Temper” is a follow up to Vera Blue’s hit single “Lie to Me.” “Lie to Me” took off, being streamed over 11 million times globally. The single took her overall music streams to a surplus of 300 million.

Instantaneously being addle to the triple j, “Temper” is a piece of work that communicates the turmoil that can be experienced with new love. The single has an 80s-inspired pop feel, written with songwriter friend Carla Wehbe and producer Robby De Sa. “Temper” has gained a lot of attention, with already over 1 million streams globally. With the release of this single, the multi-platinum, ARIA nominated and ARPA Award winner Vera Blue has been transformed into a new realm.

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Interview with Clubhouse

By: Skyler Johnson

Indie pop outfit Clubhouse (Forrest Taylor, Ari Blumer, Zak Blumer, Forrest Taylor, Michael Berthold) recently released Are We Going Too Slow, featuring the song: “Home Videos.” 360 Magazine interviewed the band about their music, fame, and their midwestern upbringings.  

You all have been friends for a very long time? How did you meet? What are some of the most important memories you have together outside of the band?

[Max] I met Zak and Ari when we were in middle school, and we started playing together doing covers mostly. We started writing originals and taking things more seriously when we went to college, where we met Mike and Forrest. Some of our favorite memories together are from this big party we have every year for the holidays. All of our families get together to have the most ridiculous white elephant gift exchange.

What, as a band, are you most proud of having accomplished?

[Forrest] We’re really proud of this new EP. It’s the first true body of work we’ve done and we’re so excited to share it with everyone!

What would you say are the core things that inspire and drive the band?

[Zak] I think the biggest thing is that we’re constantly bouncing ideas off each other in the studio. We all co-write and produce, so being able to explore with everyone’s different styles is what drives the creative inspiration.

What was the inspiration behind the name Clubhouse?

[Ari] When we were younger, there was this separate little office/studio space in my backyard. In high school we hung out there all the time, so when we were thinking of a name, ‘Clubhouse’ just kind of felt right.

What are your favorite memories of being from the Midwest? What do you think the Midwest should be proud of/known for?

 [Mike] I’m from Cleveland so some of my favorite Midwest memories are getting together with friends and family in the fall to watch the Browns! My favorite part about the Midwest is that time of year, with the leaves changing color and the temperature getting a little cooler.

What is the best fan interaction you’ve had?

[Max] We had a fan reach out to us a while ago asking me to write out a lyric from The Weeknd in my handwriting and send it to her so she could get it tattooed on her!

What would you like to accomplish as a band? Are there any awards you’d like to win or a venue you’d love to play at?

[Mike] A venue I’ve always wanted to play at is Red Rocks. That would be so incredible!

How has the band adjusted or repositioned while dealing with Max Reichert’s cancer diagnosis? How has it made you closer or strong?

[Zak] Going through something like that together was the hardest thing imaginable. But through all of that I think we really found ourselves. We stopped caring so much about how we were going to define our music and just started creating for fun again. We bonded for life going through that.

What are you the most proud of when you look back at the creation of Are We Going Too Slow?

 [Forrest] We were really able to bring in all of the different sounds and styles we love on this project. We didn’t force ourselves into any box, just made the music we love.

Saw Himself – Power Ballads

SAM HIMSELF FONDUE WESTERN’S INDIE ROCKER SHARES DEBUT ALBUM POWER BALLADS

NEW SINGLE “THE MISSING” IS OUT TODAY

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LISTEN TO POWER BALLADS

WATCH “THE MISSING”

WATCH “LA PAZ”

WATCH “WHAT IT’S WORTH”

WATCH “NOTHING LIKE THE NIGHT”

WATCH “CRY”

On the heels of his breakout year, Swiss indie rocker Sam Himself – New Yorker by choice,  Fondue Western baritone by trade – prepares to release his debut album, Power Ballads (October 8th). The Brooklyn-based songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist has been sounding the bell for his first LP with a number of singles, most recently “La Paz” and “What Its Worth” which premiered via Under The Radar Magazine and was picked up by KCRWs Morning Becomes Eclectic and KEXPs The Morning Show, among others: as of September 2021, three out of four album singles remain on public and commercial rotation in Germany, France, Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe and the US.

Sam Himself’s full-length debut follows last year’s acclaimed EP Slow Drugs, the artist’s third, which – in addition to the international press, radio airplay, numerous DSP editorial features, and critical praise for the accompanying music videos – earned him the Swiss National Broadcasting Service’s Best Talent Award in 2020 and, in early 2021, a nomination for a Swiss Music Award, the most prestigious national prize of its kind in Sam’s home country.

Power Ballads marks the latest collaboration between Sam and his longtime producer, mixing engineer, and Second Beatle’ Daniel Schlett (The War On Drugs; Iggy Pop), as well as mastering legend Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie).

Early last year, Switzerland’s King of Tears Sam Himself was in Europe kicking off his spring tour when the pandemic foiled all live music plans – and Sam’s planned return to Brooklyn, NY, his chosen home of the past decade. Dangerously low on socks, musical equipment, and any real sense of when he’d be able to get back to the United States, Sam ended up staying in his native Switzerland for the remainder of 2020. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, exiled at home, spent those months in limbo writing and recording what would become his debut album, Power Balladswherever he could (including the attic of his mom’s house). When he made it back to New York in early 2021, Sam (after a period of self-quarantine) went straight to producer Daniel Schlett’s Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn to finalize his new material, building on the recordings he had originally prepared as demos for his album.

Two songs on Power Ballads once again feature Sam’s Slow Drugs bandmates Josh Werner (bass – Ghostface Killah; CocoRosie) and Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley; Elliott Smith), among them the LP’s focus track The Missing. The work of Benjamin Noti (guitar – Steff La Cheffe) and Georg Dillier (bass – Anna Rossinelli), both members of Sam’s touring band, can also be heard on several tracks.

Beyond their contributions, however, Sam plays most of the instruments on Power Ballads himself, with producer Schlett adding sounds, textures and of course his singular mixing style (as heard recently e.g. on Iggy Pop’s cover of The Velvet Underground’s European Son). This reduced lineup, a consequence of the new practical realities of the pandemic, imbues Power Ballads with a sense of intimacy and artistic autonomy. Synths and programmed drums form the core of most of the album’s by turns minimalist and grand arrangements, while Sam’s signature baritone voice quite literally reaches new heights. Over the course of ten tracks, the artist grapples with the sources and limits of personal power – how much of it is taken for granted; what remains once it’s stripped away – unflinchingly honest and defiantly optimistic on his most vulnerable, most confident work to date.

Sam Himself is set to tour in support of his debut album well into the spring of next year, with some 30+ European dates in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and beyond (US-dates in planning).

As featured by SPIN MagazineUnder The RadarKEXPKCRWDanger Mouse JukeboxThe Wild HoneypieAmerican SongwriterThe Philadelphia GlobeConsequence of SoundVariance MagazineSwiss National Radiotelevision SRFDIFFUS Magazin (GE), and many more.

For more information about Sam Himself, visit his website or connect with him on social media @samhimself.

“Born in Switzerland and bred in Gotham, Sam Himself has won accolades in his homeland but has aspirations to conquer the world.”  SPIN Magazine

“Sam Himself uses a vocal power somewhere between Matt Berninger and San Fermins Allen Tate to sing songs of finding your place.”Consequence Of Sound

 “Smokey vocals, wistful reverie.”  Under The Radar

“His deep, rich vocals remind us of the beauty that exists even during the darkest times.”  The Wild Honey Pie

“Switzerlands King of Tears.”Victoria Turrian, Radio T vision Suisse

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Clubhouse Join The Wombats in Tour

Announced as Special Guests on The Wombats North American Tour Kicks off January 20 at The 9:30 Club

New Single “Flipside” Out Now. PRESS HERE to Listen and HERE  to Watch

Are We Going Too Slow? EP Out November

Feel-good indie-pop outfit Clubhouse will join The Wombats as special guests on their Fix Yourself, Not The World Tour, which will kick off January 18 at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC and conclude at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on February 25, hitting New York, Chicago, and Nashville along the way. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, September 17 at 10 am local time. PRESS HERE for tickets.

Additionally, the band just announced that they will join Sun Room at the Mercury Lounge in New York for a special set this Thursday, September 16. The show will be 18+ and their set will begin at 7 pm EST. Tickets can be found if you PRESS HERE.

The show comes just one week after the release of their newest single “Flipside” and the announcement of Are We Going Too Slow deeply intimate collection of songs, written and recorded while frontman Max Reichert battled bone cancer which will be out November 5 via AWAL.

Joining previous singles “Heartbroke” and “Weekend”, “Flipside” contrasts happy-go-lucky arrangements that pull you in with introspective lyrics that make you think by using emotional and provocative storytelling that A1234 says “fuse sadness and joy together “and “manages to speak directly to you no matter what mood you’re in.”

Clubhouse is five best friends forged from a middle school garage band in Columbus, Ohio made up of Max Reichert and twin brothers Ari and Zak Blumer plus Michael Berthold and Forrest Taylor; who they met in college. The eclectic group gained early notoriety in the greater Midwest, garnering millions of streams and performing sold-out shows across the tri-state area. Since then, they’ve built a cult following, landed on countless playlists, and shared the stage with HAIM, Bastille, Young The Giant, and more.

The Wombats North American Tour Date:

January 20 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

January 22 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

January 25 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

January 26 – House of Blues, Boston, MA

January 28 – Corona, Montreal, QB

January 31 – St. Andrew’s, Detroit, MI

February 1 – Newport, Columbus, OH

February 3 – Park West, Chicago, IL

February 4 – The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN

February 5 – The Truman, Kansas City, MO

February 7 – Cannery, Nashville, TN

February 8 – Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

February 10 – House of Blues, Houston, TX

February 11 – Emo’s, Austin, TX

February 12 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX

February 14 – Ogden, Denver, CO

February 15 – Union, Salt Lake City, UT

February 17 – Showbox Market, Seattle, WA

February 18 – Venue TBD, Vancouver, BC

February 19 – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR

February 21 – The Regency, San Francisco, CA

February 22 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

“Evokes the dream-pop stylings of Absofacto and Half Alive” – Billboard

“the good stuff”- Indie Shuffle

“Relentlessly catchy and irrepressibly upbeat indie pop.” – Under The Radar

“a hypnotic blend of bright synths, swagger-dripping vocals, and bluesy guitar riffs.” – Earmilk

“Undeniably catchy and infectious” – All Access

“Clubhouse use nostalgia not only lyrically, but musically.” – Atwood Magazine

“Utterly charming and damn near irresistible” – A1234

Beautifully simplistic and endearing” – Substream

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Sloppy Jane – Party Anthem

Haley Dahl, who records as Sloppy Jane, has released her new single, “Party Anthem”, marking the lauded musician’s first release as the newest signing to Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records. Dahl has also revealed details for her forthcoming new album, Madison, set for release on November 5th. “Party Anthem” is a soaring orchestral ballad that comes on like Kate Bush leading Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or Laura Nyro fronting Olivia Tremor Control. It’s accompanied by a captivating video shot in 16 mm and filmed inside the Lost World Caverns in West Virginia, the place where Dahl recorded all of Madison, bringing in 21 bandmates from all around the country to make an impressive and ambitious orchestral album recorded deep inside the caves. It’s the first time someone has ever recorded an entire album in a cave, and the results are sonically stunning; Madison is an astounding, glorious record of highest order melodrama. 

Sloppy Jane will celebrate the album release with a headline show in New York City at Baby’s Alright on November 7th. She will also be opening for Iceage in February. All dates below. 

On signing to Saddest Factory Records and crafting her latest album, Dahl shared, “Phoebe and I made friends in high school when I was goth and didn’t bathe and she wore dresses with little bicycles on them – we mistook each other for cool then, and it lasted. Phoebe is one of my closest friends, and is also someone who has always seen that the things that make my work different are what make it valuable. She played bass in Sloppy Jane. When I was moving to New York I talked about how I wanted to make the band bigger and incorporate chamber instruments, and a lot of people didn’t get what I meant, but Phoebe said, ‘Go get your orchestra.’

When I started talking about recording in caves, she was one of the few people to really get it immediately and thought it was the coolest thing. To work with someone who has so much personal context and enthusiasm was kind of a no-brainer. The label name “Saddest Factory Records” came from a joke I made on twitter, and I kind of think that’s representative of what my ideal professional trajectory looks like- me and my same friends who understand each other making the same jokes over and over again while our platforms expand.”

Phoebe Bridgers will join Dahl for an IG Live chat on Friday, September 10th at 3:30pm ET/ 12:30pm PT. 

Click HERE to watch the video for “Party Anthem.” Click HERE to buy/stream “Party Anthem.”

For Madison, Dahl spent three years exploring caves that could capture her vision for the album. Her search took her across the USA, obsessing over the different acoustics of each option,  before landing on Lost World Caverns. The result is a beautiful, personal labor of love; a sweeping grand gesture, a powerful statement about obsessive love, and about growing into yourself in the aftermath of a life-changing relationship.

Dahl and her 21 bandmates recorded all of Madison from inside the caves from 3pm to 8:30 am each day over the course of two weeks. To access the space, they’d enter through the back of a gift shop, down a long tunnel where they’d walk down 200 feet of stairs to reach the entrance. Dahl and her bandmates did this steep walk with a piano. The ceiling of Lost World Caverns is massively high and is a perfect dome. The inside was also 98 percent humidity, leading to both stellar sound and also problems with tuning and gear. Engineer Ryan Howe sat in his parents Subaru above the cave with his mixing board and computer, and threaded cables down 90 feet through a hole in the ground to the ceiling of the cave.

This album, so fully realized and diligently executed, is a long time coming for Dahl, who has been performing as Sloppy Jane since she was a teenager. In those days, Sloppy Jane was a three-piece punk band. Its earliest members were Phoebe Bridgers on bass, Sarah Cath on guitar, and Imogen Teasley-Vlautin on drums. Now the band has over a dozen members, and has transformed into a chamber pop project. Dahl also learned so much as a musician: on Madison, she learned how to write for chamber instruments and taught herself the piano. The record is difficult to categorize. It’s David Bowie but also when the song “Crying,” by Roy Orbison plays at the end of Harmony Korine’s Gummo. It’s My Chemical Romance meets Sgt. Pepper. Courtney Love and Queen. It’s a huge, flowery, velvety thing full of toy horses and stalagmites. It follows one major throughline: a grand gesture so large that it moves the whole Earth. 

Sloppy Jane Live Shows 

Nov 7th, 2021 – New York City, NY – Baby’s Alright^ 

Feb 12th, 2022 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*

Feb 13th, 2022 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall*

Feb 16th & 17th, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon*

Feb 19th, 2022 – Pioneertown, CA – Venue TBD*

Feb 20th, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah*

Feb 21st, 2022 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*

Feb 24th, 2022 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group*

Feb 25th, 2022 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa*

Feb 26th, 2022 – Jacksonville, FL – Intuition Ale Works*

Feb 28th, 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Social*

Mar 1st, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*

Mar 2nd, 2022 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East*

Mar 3rd, 2022 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle*

Mar 4th, 2022 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall*

Mar 5th, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*

Mar 7th, 2022 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*

Mar 8th, 2022 – Providence, RI – Columbia Theatre*

Mar 9th and 10th, 2022 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom*

Mar 11th, 2022 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts*

Mar 12th, 2022 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s Kingston*

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Young Franco × Golden Vessel – Underneath

Following a near perfect run of singles under a reformed, hip hop dance sound recruiting the likes of rap mogul Denzel Curry, SonReal and rising star Jalmar, Young Franco returns to his indie roots, collaborating with close friend Golden Vessel for new single, “Underneath”. Listen HERE

Young Franco’s career highlights include Apple Advertising Campaigns, support from Zane Lowe and hosting new MTV series, “Back and Beyond” with Thandi Phoenix, “Underneath” acts as an ode to the incredible, feel good alternative sound that established his core early fanbase. 

“Underneath” oozes timelessness, highlighting Young Franco’s ability to shift sounds and genres, while keeping his cornerstone value of quality dance cross over production. Across its just under 4-minute run time, Golden Vessel’s ominous vocals shimmer amidst a cocktail of production flare from Franco. A wobbly bassline combines perfectly with softly tapped piano chords, creating the underbed for a sway worthy alt-pop ballad. As the synth line takes care of the melodic elements in the track’s breakdown, a melancholic ambience is created, channeling the perfect moment for reflection in these unstable times.

On the creation of the track, Golden Vessel stated, “To me it feels like it’s about that corny moment at a music festival or a concert where you’ve spotted someone a couple of times and you lock eyes with them. Your favorite band is playing, and you feel really connected with this stranger even though you know nothing about them.”

About Young Franco

The Young Franco project is currently sitting perched above the clouds, with career highlights being ticked off with every subsequent release. Most recently he collaborated with Filipino-Canadian Director Khrysta Lloren a.k.a NOFAC3 for the music video for Come Thru (feat. SonReal & Jalmar), which premiered via Flaunt. His 2020 single, “Fallin Apart” featuring Denzel Curry and Pell took the already glowing artist to angelic levels. The single received a full addition on Triple J, as well as radio spins globally, and featured on publications such as Clash Magazine, NME, Out Now Magazine, Colors, Sniffers, Happy Mag, Acclaim, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats and more. The track also featured as the soundtrack for Apple’s Airpod ‘Jump’ campaign which has received nearly 10 million views on Youtube and was premiered during the Grammys broadcast.

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Blackstarkids – Fight Club

BLACKSTARKIDS FIGHT CLUB Single & Video

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Debut Album Puppies Forever Arriving October 15 via Dirty Hit PRESS HERE to Pre-Save

Joining beabadoobee’s U.S. Headline Tour this November – PRESS HERE for Tickets

BLACKSTARKIDS are at the height of their powers – Billboard

Taking the media they loved growing up in the 2000s and combining it with their formidable songwriting and producing talent, [BLACKSTARKIDS] are creating captivating, timeless sounds at an incredible pace. – MTV

BLACKSTARKIDS have already caused a stir with their recent singles. Although they are fresh out of high school, [Whatever, Man] is impressive in its scope and executed with the grace of a veteran group – UPROXX

BLACKSTARKIDS have released their brand new single FIGHT CLUB, the second track from their upcoming debut album Puppies Forever out October 15 via Dirty Hit. PRESS HERE to listen to FIGHT CLUB, a cheeky anthem that showcases the unapologetic, confident sound of the forthcoming album. FIGHT CLUB sees BLACKSTARKIDS launch out of the gate and directly into your faces, oozing with swagger as Ty, Deoindre, and The Babe Gabe trade off verses with ease.

PRESS HERE to watch BLACKSTARKIDS as they take over a convenience store in the energetic, self-directed music video for FIGHT CLUB. PRESS HERE to pre-save Puppies Forever.

‘FIGHT CLUB’ really captures the way we feel when we’re all together and everything is going smoothly for us, says BLACKSTARKIDS on the single.

FIGHT CLUB follows the recent release of BLACKSTARKIDS’ serotonin-laced lead single JUNO, an indie-pop bop described by Ones To Watch as the sort of rare track that combines all your teenage phases into one intoxicating amalgamation. PRESS HERE to listen.

Hitting the road for a string of dates with GroupLove in September and Glass Animals soon after, BLACKSTARKIDS will embark on a nationwide, 26-date tour alongside Christian Leave in support of beabadoobee on November 1 that will include a hometown show in Kansas City and stop in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, and more. PRESS HERE to purchase tickets. Full routing below.

Receiving critical acclaim and praise from MTV, UPROXX, Billboard, Alternative Press, Ones To Watch, Rolling Stone France, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Coup De Main, and more for their shimmering Gen-Z anthems, BLACKSTARKIDS are well on their way to indie stardom. Last year, BLACKSTARKIDS released their full-length project Whatever, Man, the final piece to their black coming of age trilogy following projects Surf in 2020 and Let’s Play Sports in 2019. Whatever, Man incorporates each member’s wide-ranging influences into one body of work and is fueled by the sounds of artists from Toro Y Moi, N*E*R*D, Smashing Pumpkins, and Weezer, to Outkast, Odd Future, and A Tribe Called Quest. A winding maze of surprise and discovery, Whatever, Man’s string of critically acclaimed singles, including BRITNEY BITCH, FRANKIE MUNIZ, ACTING NORMAL, and TANGERINE LOVE – grasp their blissful DIY sound which blends garage rock with synth-punk and hip-hop to usher in a new surge of indie. The body of work also features the track FRIENDSHIP, which contains personal messages from fellow Dirty Hit signees Matt Healy of The 1975, beabadoobee, and more.

Dubbed a 90’s baby literacy test by Earmilk, BLACKSTARKIDS – Ty, Deiondre, and The Babe Gabe – showcase their witty personalities and depth as musicians by seamlessly blending nostalgic pop culture references with their effortlessly cool, genre-blending sound. Now, gearing up for the release of their debut album Puppies Forever, BLACKSTARKIDS are ready to share how their experiences have made them who they are and how they fit into society today.

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Lorde – Solar Power Out Now

LORDE RETURNS WITH SOLAR POWER

THIRD STUDIO ALBUM OUT NOW

FIRST NEW MUSIC IN FOUR YEARS DEBUTS TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Today, GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE releases her highly anticipated third studio album,Solar Power – listen HERE. The album is already garnering stellar reviews. Solar Power  includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.

The artist will take to the stage today to headline the GMA Summer Concert Series, performing tracks from the album at their first in-person Central Park show in nearly two years. Then starting August 23rd, LORDE will join The Late Late Show with James Corden for a week-long residency during the show’s first week back from summer hiatus.

As Solar Power meditates on the tension between achievement and comfort, it grazes masterpiece status—the only thing holding it back may be Lorde’s disinterest in chasing accolades. – The Atlantic

She’s so great at this, so convincing and smart, you’ll feel yourself falling under Solar Power’s spell … She may not be our deity anymore, but in the world of pop music, Lorde’s ability to make moving art is everlasting. – i-D

At 24, Lorde is already a de facto elder stateswoman of the female-centered sound she helped pioneer: a nameless genre somewhere between high-gloss pop and indie rock, untroubled by the stringent rules of Hot 100 radio. – Entertainment Weekly

Solar Power is a lot of things, but more than anything, it sounds like true autonomy. – The Cut

Of the album Lorde says, The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learned to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.

To honor the natural world the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This innovative offering will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some special surprises along the way.

When talking about the concept Lorde says, I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.

Earlier this summer, Lorde announced her 2022 World tour dates. The sold-out 40+ show tour, promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada, is her first North American tour since 2018 and kicks off in North America in Nashville on April 3 at the Opry House before concluding at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7. 

Solar Power Tracklist

  1. The Path
  2. Solar Power
  3. California
  4. Stoned at the Nail Salon
  5. Fallen Fruit
  6. Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)
  7. The Man with the Axe
  8. Dominoes
  9. Big Star
  10. Leader of a New Regime
  11. Mood Ring
  12. Oceanic Feeling

ABOUT LORDE

In 2013, a 16-year-old LORDE quietly, yet confidently asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go triple-platinum, win two GRAMMY Awards, and spawn the certified Diamond, record-breaking, international juggernaut single, Royals, and quadruple-platinum follow up Team. The former cemented LORDE as the youngest solo artist and the only New Zealander to achieve #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. Time exalted her amongst the Most Influential Teenagers in the World, she landed on Forbes’s 30 Under 30 List, graced the cover of Rolling Stone and performed alongside Nirvana during the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. She also curated the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and recorded Yellow Flicker Beat as the lead single. In 2017 LORDE released her second full-length studio album, Melodrama which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making her the first ever NZ artist to land a #1 debut album in the United States. The album reached #1 in over 45 countries and earned LORDE a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards. LORDE makes her highly anticipated return with critically acclaimed new single, Solar Power, from her third full-length studio album, Solar Power, due out August 20th. LORDE currently has over 12 million albums sold worldwide and over 10 billion streams worldwide.