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LORD HURON – VIDE NOIR

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LORD HURON – VIDE NOIR

Lord Huron began as a solo project by Michigan‐born/Los Angeles‐based musician Ben Schneider in the spring of 2010. On a trip home to Michigan, Schneider recorded three songs inspired by communing with nature. These songs were later released as the Into the Sun EP, and Lord Huron was born. The songs quickly gained recognition and a live band was assembled to flesh out the songs in a live setting. Lord Huron began performing as a band in August of 2010 and quickly began touring, developing their live show as they went. In November of 2010 a second EP, entitled Mighty, was released, and coupled with a video for the standout track "The Stranger." The year 2011 was full of touring, with appearances at larger festivals like South by Southwest, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. At this point Schneider solidified his band lineup with childhood friends Mark Barry on drums, Brett Farkas on guitar, Miguel Briseno on bass, and Tom Renaud ...

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STING & SHAGGY – 44/876

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In creating their collaborative, island‐inspired album 44/876, Sting and Shaggy drew from the many unlikely connections at the heart of their music. With its title referencing their hometown area codes, 44/876 first and foremost honors the duo’s deep‐rooted love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s homeland, and the place where Sting penned such classics as The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.” The lead single from 44/876, “Don’t Make Me Wait” came to life after the musicians were introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting’s manager/ Shaggy’s former A&R executive). Although the initial plan was for Sting to lend his vocals and musical finesse to the track, the two soon discovered that their distinct voices blended with unbelievable ease, and compelled by their creative synergy, Sting and Shaggy soon amassed a near‐album’s worth of material. Recording in New York City, they enlisted a lineup of esteemed musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York, including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation ...

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NEIL YOUNG – PARADOX

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NEIL YOUNG – PARADOX

Soundtrack Album for PARADOX - the Daryl Hannah Directorial Debut Featuring Neil Young + Promise Of The Real Daryl Hannah’s feature directional debut – described as “a free-spirited tale of music and love”. Young stars in Paradox along with Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah. Members of Young’s band, Promise of The Real, also make an appearance. Paradox is a “far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man in the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail Time, the Particle Kid, and an odd band of outlaws.” The "futuristic, free-form frontier tone poem" will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and was released on Netflix on March 23rd.

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JASON ALDEAN – REARVIEW TOWN

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JASON ALDEAN – REARVIEW...

“It’s about putting things behind you...things that have held you down...and looking ahead,” said Aldean of REARVIEW TOWN’s title track. “When you look at my career and the personal experiences I’ve gone through, it really seemed like a fitting title for this record and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded. It was important to me to pick songs that have substance to them, I’m more conscious of that these days.” Long a maestro of up-tempo stompers, Aldean kicks off REARVIEW TOWN with “Dirt to Dust” and “Set It Off,” an epic one-two punch of dirty guitars and undeniable hooks with razor-sharp production. Heading for traditional Country on the standout lost love lament “Drowns the Whiskey” featuring Miranda Lambert, the track is remarkably understated in its arrangement, but it’s saturated in well-worn emotions. On “Better At Being Who I Am,” Aldean lends a nuanced, knowing delivery to the breakup ...

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JOHN PRINE – THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS

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JOHN PRINE – THE TREE OF...

The highly-anticipated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is Prine’s first collection of new material since 2005’s Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny (“Knockin’ on Your Screen Door”) or heartbreaking (“Summers End”). Perfectly aligned with his quirkiest songs, “The Lonesome Friends of Science” makes its point through the characters he calls “those bastards in the white lab coats who experiment with mountain goats,” as well as the discredited planet Pluto and the towering Vulcan statue in Birmingham, Alabama. Prine teamed with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville’s historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spector called “God Only Knows.” Another incomplete song, “I Have Met My Love Today,” ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES – BURN IT DOWN

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“BURN IT DOWN” IS A MUSCULAR TOUR-DE-FORCE, A TORNADO OF POUNDING DRUMS, PULVERIZING BASS, SCREAMING GUITARS AND INYOUR-FACE RAWVOCALS. EVOKING THE BEST OF 70S ROCK, WITH MOMENTS OF BIRMINGHAM’S FINEST, BLENDED WITH THE EARLY WORKSOF BOSTON’S BEST, “BURN IT DOWN” WILL DO JUST THAT: BURN DOWN EVERYTHING IN IT’S PATH UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT STANDING. Recorded in Nashville with Marti Frederiksen at the helm, the band finished their 4th studio album “Burn It Down” in December, with Anthony Focx once again handling the mix and mastering legend Howie Weinberg adding his magic. With Deen joining the bands line-up to record the new Album, The Dead Daisies are: Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy), Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). One thing is for certain: within a short amount of time, The Dead Daisies have made a massive ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN – EMBER

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EMBER is Breaking Benjamin's 6th studio album and is the follow up 2015’s DARK BEFORE DAWN, which debuted #1 on Billboard's Top 200, spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall,” as well as their latest hit single “Never Again.”

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PENTATONIX – PTX PRESENTS TOP POP VOL. 1

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Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling artist Pentatonix will release PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I April 13th via RCA Records. The inaugural release for the group’s PTX Presents series will feature 11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, including an arrangement of Camila Cabello’s “Havana.” The track has already surpassed 10 million video views.

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30 SECONDS TO MARS – AMERICA

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Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic hail from Los Angeles, CA. The band's eponymous debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, was released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite. They went on to achieve worldwide success with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005), which sold over 5 million copies. Their next release was This Is War in 2009. The recording process of the album was marked by a legal dispute with record label EMI that eventually became the subject of the award winning and acclaimed documentary film Artifact (2012). Thirty Seconds to Mars then released the fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), to critical and commercial success. The band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally. Thirty Seconds to Mars has received numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Guinness ...

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JEFF BECK – LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

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In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of “For Your Love”, “Beck’s Bolero”, “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”, “Big Block”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, “A Day In The Life”, “Blue Wind”, and more. The night also included a legendary list of special guests including Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy and concluded with a group encore of “Purple Rain” in honor of Prince.  

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