|STURGILL SIMPSON TO PERFORM ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” ON OCTOBER 28
Sturgill Simpson will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on October 28. The performance celebrates Simpson’s sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which continues to receive overwhelming acclaim (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp). In support of the release, Simpson and his band—bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller—will continue their extensive worldwide tour this fall, including U.S. club dates throughout the Southeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Midwest. The tour also includes shows supporting Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, Drive By Truckers and Willie Nelson.
|MY FAVOURITE FADED FANTASY DUE NOVEMBER 10— PRODUCED BY RICK RUBIN AND RICE
The video for “I Don’t Want to Change You,” the lead single off Damien Rice’s long awaited new album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, is premiering at Huffington Post (http://huff.to/1stTkbi). The video was directed by Icelandic filmmaking duo Arni & Kinski and shot in Iceland, where much of the album was recorded. The song also recently debuted on BBC Radio 1 “Zane Lowe” and NPR Music “All Songs Considered” (http://n.pr/1qqJjaq).
|JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ’S TYRANNY OUT NOW ON CULT RECORDS
Tyranny, the debut album from Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, is out now on Cult Records. To celebrate the release, the band performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on release day, watch it here. Tyranny is out October 13 in the U.K. and October 14 internationally. Casablancas+The Voidz also played a secret release week show with Blood Orange and Big Ups at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium.
|WATCH KAREN O PERFORM “RAPT” AT SOFAR SOUNDS’ NEW YORK LISTENING PARTY
SPIN is premiering a video of Karen O performing “Rapt,” from her debut solo album Crush Songs, today, watch it here. The video was filmed at O’s surprise performance at a New York City Crush Songs listening party, hosted by Sofar Sounds. Crush Songs is out now via Cult Records.
|THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCES RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF COMPOSER, MUSICIAN, AND ARTIST BJÖRK
NEW YORK, June 18, 2014—The Museum of Modern Art announces that it will present a full- scale retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the composer, musician, and artist Björk in 2015. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition Björk draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)—to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance. The installation will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson. Björk's collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists will be featured, and the exhibition culminates with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk. Björk will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015; MoMA is the sole venue.
/ BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE OPENS WORLDWIDE
|THE BLACK KEYS PERFORM NEW SINGLE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
The Black Keys performed “Gotta Get Away” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as well as a cover of Edwyn Collins’ “A Girl Like You” as a web exclusive.“Gotta Get Away” is from the band’s highly acclaimed album, Turn Blue, which debuted earlier this year at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In celebration of the release, the duo is currently in the midst of an extensive fall North American tour including upcoming shows at L.A.’s The Forum and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. See next pages for complete worldwide tour details. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour features special guests Jake Bugg and St. Vincent. Additionally, on February 6, 2015, the band will help honor Bob Dylan as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year. Other artists confirmed to perform at the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert include Beck, Willie Nelson and Neil Young among many others.
|THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS PERFORM “DANCEHALL DOMINE” ON “CONAN”
The New Pornographers recently performed their new single, “Dancehall Domine,” on “Conan.” The track is from the band’s new album, Brill Bruisers, which is out now on Matador Records (available for purchase here). The record is the highest charting album in the band’s career and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim—Rolling Stone praises, “…exuberant, synthpop-infused set…” while NPR Music asserts, “With its wrecking crew of songwriters and singers, The New Pornographers’ long-running marriage of craft and immediacy puts this group of musicians right in line with Brill’s expert hit-makers,” and Billboard proclaims, “…the album features the group’s most beautiful, whimsical harmonies yet.” The official music video for “Dancehall Domine” recently premiered at VEVO and can now be viewed/embedded here. Additionally, Pitchfork selected the title track as a “Best New Track.” Moreover, the official music video for the track “War On The East Coast” premiered at Rolling Stone and can now be viewed/embedded here.
| THE REMIX COLLECTION FROM HERE LIES LOVE OUT NOW ON TODOMUNDO!
“These Here Lies Love songs were made to be remixed. The show versions of the Here Lies Love songs touch on various dance club genres, but are necessarily truncated—to keep the narrative and energy moving along non-stop. Matt Stine and Justin Levine deconstructed the recorded music and scrambled it all kinds of ways to make an immersive audio world that merges seamlessly with the music of the show. This mixtape is what you hear when you enter the club environment where the show takes place. There’s humor and exuberance, and to my ears it all works perfectly. The best workout tape ever.”—David Byrne
|RECOGNIZED ART DEALER AND ADVISOR SUSAN SHERRICK TO OPEN HER FIRST GALLERY IN NASHVILLE
Nashville, August 18—Buoyed by the overwhelming success and interest generated around her collaborative pop-up shows this past year, Susan Sherrick, one of art world’s fastest rising, young talents, will open Sherrick and Paul—her first permanent gallery—this fall in Nashville’s vibrant and creatively diverse Wedgewood Houston neighborhood.