News
MusicTHE ODYSSEY CHAPTERS 4 & 5: “QUEEN OF PEACE” AND “LONG AND LOST”
Florence + the Machine debut The Odyssey Chapters 4 & 5: “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost” today via NPR Music First Watch.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON SELLS OUT THREE SHOWS AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM
Sturgill Simpson’s third show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is now sold out. The November 1 date was added after Simpson’s first two performances at the historic venue sold out in less than fifteen minutes—marking one of the fastest on-sales in Ryman history.
MusicDIPLO REACHES THE TOP 10 AT TOP 40 RADIO THIS WEEK WITH TWO SONGS
Diplo reaches the top 10 at Top 40 radio this week with two songs —Major Lazer’s “Lean On” with DJ Snake and Mø is at #9 and Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber reaches #10. “Lean On” jumped from the #12 spot, marking the first time an independent release has reached the top 10 in more than two years.
MusicTHE ARCS DEBUT “OUTTA MY MIND” ON THEARCS.COM
The Arcs’ “Outta My Mind” debuts at thearcs.com and can now be heard/shared here: http://bit.ly/1GAf1ui. The song is from The Arcs’ upcoming debut album, Yours, Dreamily, which will be released Friday, September 4 on Nonesuch Records and is available for pre-order now on iTunes and at thearcs.com and nonesuch.com. Each pre-order provides a download of both album tracks “Outta My Mind” and “Stay in My Corner.” On July 10, the band will release a 7-inch single featuring “Outta My Mind” b/w an additional non-LP track entitled “My Mind”.
MusicTORY LANEZ’S “SAY IT” DEBUTS TODAY
Tory Lanez debuts a new track today. Listen to “Say It,” produced by Pop Wansel and Toro, here. “Say It” is out now via Benny Blanco’s Mad Love/Interscope Records, stream and download it here.
MusicFOLLOWING SOLD OUT U.S. RUN, FLUME RELEASES REMIX OF COLLARBONES’ “TURNING”
On the heels of a string of sold-out U.S. dates, acclaimed artist/producer Flume is sharing a new remix of fellow Australians Collarbones’ “Turning.” Watch the Toby and Pete-directed visuals for the track, which follows a series of Flume remixes of international superstars Disclosure, Lorde, Arcade Fire and Sam Smith, here.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON’S TRAVELLER FEATURED ON “BEST OF 2015” LISTS AT ROLLING STONE, NPR MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, LOS ANGELES TIMES, ETC.
Chris Stapleton’s break-through solo debut album, Traveller, continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim with “Best of 2015” attention at Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Stereogum, Taste of Country, Saving Country Music, etc.
MusicRYN WEAVER’S DEBUT ALBUM THE FOOL OUT NOW
The Fool, the debut album from singer, songwriter and producer Ryn Weaver, is out now on Mad Love/Interscope Records. To celebrate the release, Weaver will debut her single “Promises” with a performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on June 19.
MusicAIR’S LOCALORE: FINDING AMERICA NOW ACCEPTING INDIE-CREATOR APPLICATIONS
AIR—an international network of independent entrepreneurial radio and television media makers—is accepting applicants from independent creative media makers for the public media initiative Localore: Finding America. Guidelines and application information may be found at www.finding-america.org.
MusicMETRIC UNVEILS NEW SINGLE, “THE SHADE”
Revealing the first official new music following their internationally celebrated and award-winning last album Synthetica (2012), Metric returns today with “The Shade”—available via iTunes HERE, on YouTube HERE and on Spotify HERE. More details on the band’s sixth album will be forthcoming including a pre-order starting on June 2. Metric is confirmed as Imagine Dragons’ very special guests on a run of North American dates starting next month.
MusicBENZEL SHARE “WAITING……” FEATURING BEN ABRAHAM
BenZel is sharing a new track, “Waiting……” featuring Australian singer/songwriter Ben Abraham. Stream the track via BenZel’s Soundcloud here.
MusicPASSION PIT TOURING THE U.S. THIS FALL
Passion Pit is set to tour the U.S. this fall, playing select dates including Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, the House of Blues in Dallas and New Orleans’ Joy Theater. Fan presale tickets will be available via http://www.kindredthealbum.com/live_dates beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. local time with general on sale Friday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time.
Musicbjörk’s vulnicura out now on vinyl and cd
a note from björk: i am proud to announce finally the release of combined digital/cd and vinyl of vulnicura . it took us a while to gather all together into point after leak but here you are : i would like to thank all my team for their insane hard work and be up for some topsy turvy improv . 
MusicEMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL’S THE TRAVELING KIND OUT NOW ON NONESUCH
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s second duet album—The Traveling Kind, produced by Joe Henry—is out now on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the release, Harris and Crowell were featured in a live on-air performance on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, hosted by Elvis Costello. The duo is currently wrapping up a series of performances in the US before beginning their The Traveling Kind tour this fall, including dates in Alexandria, VA; New York; Toronto; and Boulder.
MusicFOLLOWING CRITICALLY-LAUDED SPRING TOUR, SUFJAN STEVENS CONFIRMS U.S. FALL DATES
Following a critically-lauded, national tour this spring, Sufjan Stevens is set to embark on a tour of the U.S. this fall, playing dates in Santa Barbara, Nashville, Atlanta and Miami. Tickets will be available Friday, July 24 via www.carrieandlowell.com
MusicTORO Y MOI TO TOUR NATIONWIDE THIS FALL
Continuing to celebrate the release of new album What For?, Toro y Moi will tour nationwide this fall. After a string of sold-out dates this spring and appearances this summer at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, FYF Fest and more, the band will be back on the road playing two nights in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Portland, OR; Athens, GA; Denver, CO and many more. Presale begins June 3 at http://toroymoi.com/shows/ with general on sale Friday, June 5.
MusicJD MCPHERSON RETURNS TO “CONAN” TO PERFORM “HEAD OVER HEELS”
JD McPherson returned to “Conan” last night to perform his latest single, “Head Over Heels.” The performance can be viewed/shared here: http://bit.ly/1V0Eurv. The song is from McPherson’s highly praised new album Let The Good Times Roll, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart earlier this year on Rounder Records.
TechKATY GRANNAN: THE NINETY NINE AND THE NINE AT SHERRICK & PAUL
Sherrick & Paul Gallery is pleased to present the Ninety Nine and the Nine, portraits by acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan. The exhibition opens March 5 and runs through April 25 marking the first major showing of her work in the south at large. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours.