19 FEB 15 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
Shelby Lynne will release her 13th full-length album, and first for Rounder Records, entitled I Can’t Imagine, on May 5th, 2015. Perhaps the most beautifully crafted and intensely affecting set of songs since her landmark I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000, I Can’t Imagine is powered by Lynne’s lustrous vocal performance, indelible, illuminative songwriting, and the sympathetic, versatile playing of her top-flight band. Rolling Stone Country hosts the exclusive premiere of the album’s title track beginning February 19th; listen here.
Comprising 10 new songs written or co-written by the GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter, I Can’t Imagine reflects an array of Lynne’s influences—from Southern soul, Crescent City R&B, and California country & western to the ardent social consciousness of precursors like Woody Guthrie and even the roots 'n' blues vocalizing of Billie Holiday—all brought into clear focus by Lynne’s keen pop sensibility.
To record I Can’t Imagine, the Virginia-born, Alabama-bred Lynne—who has lived in Southern California for the last 16 years—returned to the South, to the intimate Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana. As she has on four of her last five albums (the exception being the memorable 2008 Dusty Springfield tribute Just a Little Lovin’, helmed by the late Phil Ramone), Lynne produced the new album herself. Besides five songs composed alone by Lynne, the album includes two tracks (“Love is Strong” and “Be in the Now”) co-written by Ron Sexsmith and three authored with Lynne’s band mates—“Better” and “I Can’t Imagine” with guitarist/keyboardist Pete Donnelly and “Sold the Devil (Sunshine)” with Los Angeles-based guitarist (and band leader) Ben Peeler. The other core band members here include veteran players, drummer Michael Jerome, and bassist Ed Maxwell. Additionally, gifted singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood, better known as Citizen Cope, added his striking vocals to three tracks.
Fiercely independent, forever authentic and thoroughly original, Shelby Lynne inhabits the same space in American music shaped by such like-minded musical renegades as Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. 15 years following the release of her breakthrough album I Am Shelby Lynne, (recently reissued by Rounder) she remains an artist in full creative command. Shelby Lynne’s I Can’t Imagine is an inspired work of purity and depth, sure to be one of 2015’s most essential recordings.
Tour dates will be announced soon.
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20 JAN 15 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
Proclaimed to be Marilyn Manson's best album in the past 15 years by critics, THE PALE EMPEROR is now available for purchase via Loma Vista. Written in conjunction with cinematic composer, turned Manson cohort, Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300, The Watchmen and many more), the album marks a renaissance for the Grammy-nominated artist garnering coverage in the likes of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details Magazine, Revolver and many more.
Purchase the album now and see him live on his "Hell Not Hallelujah Tour" kicking off tomorrow (1/21) in DC (full dates below).
"'Pale Emperor' ushers in the return of Marilyn Manson." - LA TIMES
"New sound, new album, new acting career. Goth rocker Marilyn Manson could be having a creative regeneration." - TIME MAGAZINE
"His best album in years." - ROLLING STONE
"Rock stars went extinct but Marilyn Manson is still here." - FADER
"The Marilyn Manson that stands before us in 2015, proves that, of fuck or otherwise, he is still a god." - KERRANG
"Marilyn Manson may be in for a comeback and a critical reappraisal." - STEREOGUM
"The Pale Emperor is the best album Manson has put his name to in fifteen years." - THE QUIETUS
LISTEN TO THE PALE EMPEROR HERE:
MARILYN MANSON TOUR DATES:
1/21 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore
1/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
1/24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
1/26 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
1/27 - Long Island, NY - Paramount
1/28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
1/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
1/31 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem
2/2 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
2/3 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
2/5 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
2/7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
2/9 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
2/11 - Denver, CO - Filmore
2/13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
2/14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
14 NOV 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
'THE PALE EMPEROR' TRACKLISTING:
Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles
Warship My Wreck
Slave Only Dreams To Be King
The Devil Beneath My Feet
Birds Of Hell Awaiting
Cupid Carries A Gun
Odds Of Even
12 NOV 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush's eponymous debut album in 1974. A superb collectors box set entitled R40, released on November 11, 2014 (DVD and Blu-ray), brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes "Rush In Rio," "R30," "Snakes & Arrows Live," "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" and "Clockwork Angels Tour," plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.
To the delight of fans, the bonus disc will include all eight songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974, which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes two Rush originals, "I've Been Runnin'" and "The Loser," as well as their cover of Larry Williams' "Bad Boy," made famous by the Beatles. The bonus disc also features five songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976, such as "Anthem" and "Lakeside Park," the rarely performed full, 7-part version of "2112" filmed in 1997, "Lock and Key" from the Hold Your Fire tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when Rush fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rush are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The 10 DVD (or 6 Blu-ray) discs are contained in a stunning 52-page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 10 discs contained in five additional rigid insert pages, each holding two discs. The 52 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.
Available for purchase from Amazon here.
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