Monthly Archives: May 2016

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND PREMIERES JAMES WILLIAMSON’S NEW SINGLE!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE STREAMING PREMIERE OF JAMES WILLIAMSON (IGGY & THE STOOGES) & THE BELLRAY’S LISA KEKAULA’S NEW CHILDREN’S SINGLE “I LOVE MY TUTU” VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND!

The Stooges guitarist and Bellrays vocalist embrace the island vibe on children’s benefit single

BY COLLIN BRENNAN
Photo by Pacific Dream Photography

James Williamson isn’t the first name that crops up when you think of children’s music. The Stooges guitarist is best known for penning the riffs that fuel proto-punk classics like “Search and Destroy” and “Raw Power”, which is why his latest project comes as a strange and welcome surprise. Williamson has teamed up with The Bellrays’ vocalist Lisa Kekaula for a new children’s benefit single entitled “I Love My Tutu”. Sound a bit soft for a hard-edged Detroit rocker? Well, it sure is — the song combines traditional Hawaiian music with a breezy dose of reggae, and it features Williamson not on his signature axe, but on the ukulele.

For those who didn’t grow up on the islands, “tutu” is a Hawaiian word for “grandmother,” and Williamson actually wrote the song while playing ukulele for his own granddaughter. “My family and I spend a fair amount of time on the Big Island of Hawaii and have a firsthand understanding of the deep relationship that children have with their tutus in Hawaii,” he says. “I wanted to have Lisa Kekaula sing it — not only because she is a fabulous talent, but also because she is part Hawaiian herself.” In fact, Kekaula’s own niece and nephew contributed backing vocals to the track, making this one a true family affair. Now listen up, punk rockers: There ain’t nothing wrong with that.

The single’s B-side, “Never Far From Where The Wild Things Are”, is a track Williamson wrote with his son about the classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are. “It’s another fun track that should appeal to people of all ages,” says Williamson. “Just like the book which inspired it.”

James Williamson and Lisa Kekaula’s “I Love My Tutu” / “Never Far From Where The Wild Things Are” single will be available June 17th digitally through iTunes here and on 7-inch vinyl on August 12th through Amazon and finer record stores. Proceeds from this record will benefit Project Hawai’i, which helps homeless children in Hawaii. For more info on Project Hawai’i go to: http://www.helpthehomelesskeiki.org
http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/the-stooges-james-williamson-and-the-bellrays-lisa-kekaula-team-up-on-breezy-i-love-my-tutu-listen/

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GLIDE MAGAZINE PREMIERES LONESOME SHACK’S NEW “TRUE VINE” VIDEO!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH  LONESOME SHACK’S NEW “TRUE VINE” VIDEO VIA GLIDE MAGAZINE!

VIDEO PREMIERE: SEATTLE BLUES BAND LONESOME SHACK SHARE EERIE VIDEO FOR “TRUE VINE”

In the opening track “To The Floor” off the new album The Switcher (coming June 24th) from Seattle trio Lonesome Shack, we hear the sound of beer bottles bouncing off the floor of a barroom. This sets the tone for the slow burning rush of gritty blues that unfolds over the next 14 songs. Though Lonesome Shack hail from the Pacific Northwest, their “haunted boogie” immediately brings to mind the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta with occasional flourishes of what almost sounds like Malian guitar. But it’s also anything but traditional, and that is immediately clear from the lyrics of songwriter and frontman Ben Todd. It’s the kind of stripped down, raw, expressive and danceable music that’s well suited for a dark bar.

Today we are excited to premiere a new video from Lonesome Shack for the song “True Vine”. Directed by drummer Kristian Garrard, the video features two maskeds, black clad femme fatales haunting bandleader Ben Todd as he makes his way through a forest. The visuals are eerie and quite odd, yet in a strange way they compliment the song, which has a sinister, bluesy sound.

Sharing some insight on the inspiration behind the video, drummer Kristian Garrard says, ”The ‘True Vine’ video is inspired by suburban teenage boredom, getting up to no good, awkward relationships. We shot and edited it all ourselves, for some amateur appeal, trying to emulate some of the weirdness of films like Trash-Humpers and Gummo.”

Lonesome Shack will release The Switcher on June 24th. For more music, tour dates and info visit lonesomeshack.com.

Cover photo: Sarah Garrard

http://www.glidemagazine.com/162268/video-premiere-seattle-blues-band-lonesome-shack-share-eerie-video-true-vine/

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HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES SULFUR CITY’S NEW “TALKING LOUD” LP!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SULFUR CITY’S NW ALBUM “TALKING LOUD” IN ITS ENTIRETY VIA HUFFINGTON POST (SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF POST)

SULFUR CITY’S “TALKING LOUD” EXCLUSIVE

According to Sulfur City’s Lori Paradis… “The album came together in many different moments. Stolen moments, borrowed moments and moments fought for. We are imperfect and vulnerable, frustrated and insecure. In the studio as the hours swiftly eroded away we pushed our boundaries, tested ourselves and took risks. We had something to say. And I wanted people to listen. I wanted the album to reflect what was gong on around me and inside of me. Some of the songs are very personal as in ‘One Day In June,’ and that feeling of abandonment and loneliness. The song ‘War Going On’ points at commercialism and the destroying hold it has on us. In the song ‘Whispers’ it reflects on the illusions of caring and love by friends and family after someone passes. A song written eight years ago, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ screams out that it’s time to say f*ck it and leave that life sucking relationship. We recorded the album live off the floor to tape because it forced us to play on the edge; we had to give it our all on every take and that comes across in the overall sound of the album. Rough around the edges, dirty, torn and raw.“

For more information: http://www.sulfurcitylive.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chats-with-barenaked-ladies-ed-robertson-wpremiere_us_573a8399e4b07a3866046392

YAHOO! MUSIC PREMIERES THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES NEW RSD SINGLE!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES’ FIRST RECORD IN 30 YEARS!

AUDIO PREMIERES: Song Premiere: Hear ‘Crazy Macy,’ The Flamin’ Groovies’

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, legendary punk forefathers and powerpop pioneers the Flamin’ Groovies are releasing the new 7-inch vinyl single “Crazy Macy” on Record Store Day (April 16) via Burger Records. But you don’t have to wait until Record Store Day to hear it… because Yahoo Music is premiering the audio right now, right here!

Written by Groovies founder Cyril Jordan and longtime lead singer Chris Wilson, “Crazy Macy” is the band’s first new record in 30 years. Jordan tells Yahoo Music the song “was inspired by an episode of the TV show The Untouchables. It was about a crazy woman in Chicago who went on a bank-robbing shooting spree with a Thompson submachine gun. In the show, Walter Winchell says, ‘She went down in a hail of bullets!’ I think it would be a good song for Jerry Lee Lewis to do.“

Additionally, the single, which is available for preorder on both 7-inch vinyl and cassette HERE, will feature the B-side “Let Me Rock,” which was the first track penned by Jordan and Wilson in the early ’70s but was only officially recorded recently. “’Let Me Rock’ is the very first song Chris Wilson and I ever wrote together… right when he first moved in with us in my mother’s house,” Jordan recalls.

2016 looks to be a hot comeback year for the Flamin’ Groovies, who reunited in 2013. In addition to the “Crazy Macy”/ “Let Me Rock” Record Store Day single, that day will also see the Rhino Records release of a limited-edition Warren Zevon/Flamin’ Groovies “Werewolves of London” split picture disc, as part of Rhino’s SIDE BY SIDE series. A new Groovies studio album and documentary film are also in the works.
https://www.yahoo.com/music/song-premiere-hear-crazy-macy-the-flamin-194029556.html

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THE TWO TENS LAND ON THE COVER OF PERFORMER MAGAZINE

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE AWESOME COVER FEATURE STORY ON THE TWO TENS IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE OF PERFORMER MAGAZINE!

 

HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES DYAN’S NEW “ST. JAMES” SINGLE!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO DYAN’S NEW SINGLE “ST. JAMES” VIA HUFFINGTON POST [SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM OF POST]

DYAN’S “ST. JAMES” EXCLUSIVE

According to Dyan’s Alexis Marsh…

“I wanted a spare sound to reflect the openness of the prairies where I grew up, a community called St. James in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The landscape seemed to draw horizon-long lines of expectation into the future, which I didn’t realize I resented until I couldn’t find satisfaction in success despite my ambition. But it’s not an epiphany so much as a quiet realization, after the heartache of striving, that failure isn’t an end. And the next step doesn’t have to be made in shame. Just understanding.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sing-me-home-chats-with-yo-yo-ma-max-jury-and-imagine_us_5734801ce4b0ed0ca07a7e8c

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GHETTOBLASTER PREMIERES NEW SULFUR CITY TRACK “POCKETS”!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SULFUR CITY’S HARD-HITTING NEW SINGLE “POCKETS” VIA GHETTOBLASTER MAGAZINE!

Song Premiere: Sulfur City “Pockets”

Fronted by singer/electric washboard player Lori Paradis, Canadian band Sulfur City comes roaring out of your speakers with echos of Grace Slick, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin. Sulfur City has a balls-to-the-wall, high-energy gritty style fits right in with Alive Naturalsound Records label mates like The Black Keys and Left Lane Cruiser.

Raised in the small mining village in Northeastern Ontario, Paradis’ lyrics reflect her life experience (she has been a truck driver on a construction crew, a bartender and a house painter, among other odd jobs). Talking Loud was recorded at the infamous Gas Station Recording studio by Dale Morningstar (Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case), and features Jesse Lagace (guitar/vocals), Steve Smith (bass/vocals), Sam King (drums/vocals) and Keith Breit (keys).

Sulfur City’s Talking Loud will available May 27 in limited vinyl, CD and digital formats through Alive Naturalsound Records.

To celebrate the release, the band have shared “Pockets” with Ghettoblaster. This is what Paradis had to say about it:

“Standing on a soapbox and screaming to passers-by on the street about the political woes of the day is what I wanted the song ‘Pockets’ to be about. This song is my soapbox. There is political circus today; we are blind-sided by gibberish and double talk. War is profit and poverty is an annoyance. Fear is fed to us in a TV dinner.”
http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/2016/song-premiere-sulfur-city-pockets/

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