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Sons Of Bill To Release New Album Oh God Ma’am June 29th

Lead Single “Believer / Pretender”
Streaming Now Via Brightest Young Things

Virginia-based band of brothers Sons of Bill will release their fourth album Oh God Ma’am on June 29th. Today they have shared their new single “Believer / Pretender,” an opening salvo that encapsulates the approach the group takes on their latest record – blending their lyrical Americana roots with a polished, driving set of songs punctuated by crystalline guitar riffs and tasteful synth flourishes. The track is currently streaming via Brightest Young Things who declares the track to be “…an absolute stunner, a sweeping piece of ‘80s-tinged guitar rock that recalls the sounds of New Order, The War on Drugs, and even The Gin Blossoms, while still being unmistakably Sons of Bill.”

Listen: Sons of Bill – “Believer / Pretender”

“Believer / Pretender” was written after guitarist/singer James Wilson underwent surgery on his hand after an accident with a champagne glass, which almost prevented him from ever playing guitar again. “I distinctly remember the moment the words started to come together. I had just had surgery on my hand, and was deep in a moment of self-pity at a coffee shop in Nashville” Wilson writes. “When I approached the counter, I was greeted by a barista/musician with sleeve tattoos in my new home of Nashville, and wrote the line ‘Put all your secrets under your skin.’ It was this this sad feeling looking at one another– that neither of us have any depth–any meaningful internal life– nothing real to say to each other– but maybe another tattoo will convince the outside world that we have something to say– which is sadly maybe all we wanted in the first place.”

Oh God Ma’am is the followup to their 2015 album Love and Logic, which Q magazine called “a glorious sour mash of every great Americana trope of the last 50 years– think Dylan, R.E.M, Wilco, — Blended with top notes of Husker Du, Big Star, and The Replacements… A family affair welcoming one and all.” Recorded both in Seattle with west coast indie legend Phil Ek (Shins, Fleet Foxes) and in Nashville with Sean Sullivan (Sturgill Simpson) and mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) Oh God Ma’am moves beyond the galvanic americana-rock comfort zone of previous efforts, for a more elegant and restrained sound– a darker, and more complexly layered rock record that manages to be the band’s most emotionally intimate and sonically expansive.

Oh God Ma’am is currently available for pre-sale HERE.

As three sons of a venerated theology and literature professor at the University of Virginia (who also taught his sons how to play guitar and write songs), Sons of Bill were always keen to represent the american south with a slightly higher brow– an upright and literary aspect of the southern culture that rarely gets an adequate hearing in pop music. And like so many of the southern writers they grew up reading (James teaches and is currently writing a book on William Faulkner) The Wilson brothers often pull songs from the darker regions of the human imagination– slyly and earnestly scratching at their own spiritual scabs with both humor and sincerity, as a way of exploring life’s enduring complexities: faith, love, and the weirdness of time. It gives the whole record a unique atmosphere of tragicomedy– equal parts post-adolescent anxiety and old-soul humility. In search of the proper nomenclature, one critic would simply describe Sons of Bill as “metaphysical American music.”

Oh God Ma’am Track List:

1. Sweeter, Sadder, Farther Away
2. Firebird ‘85
3. Believer / Pretender
4. Easier (featuring Molly Parden)
5. Where We Stand
6. Good Mourning (They Can’t Break You Now)
7. Before the Fall
8. Green To Blue
9. Old And Gray
10. Signal Fade

Sons of Bill Links:
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Spotify

Spotlight Album for the next Month is….

TME.fm Radio favorite Kathy and the Kilowatts new album Premonition of Love

 

With their recent signing to Nola Blue Records and the release of “Premonition of Love” on April 13, 2018, along with the successful 2017 release of “Let’s Do This Thing”, Kathy Murray and her band, the electrifying Kilowatts, reassert their place in the blues pantheon that helps Austin, TX keep its reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World.

I know four weeks isn’t long but don’t worry it will still get lots of airplay afterwards or I’m not the musical director.

Thunderpussy’s Self-Titled Debut Album Out 5/25 + New Single Out Now

THUNDERPUSSY’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT MAY 25TH
PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “THUNDERPUSSY”

TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR IN MAY

New York, NY (April 6th, 2018) – Seattle rock ‘n’ roll fourpiece Thunderpussy’s highly-anticipated, self-titled debut album is set for release on May 25th via Stardog Records/Republic Records. See the full Thunderpussy tracklist below. Pre-order Thunderpussy now here.

In celebration of their album announcement, the band premieres their title track off the album, “Thunderpussy,” on Loudwire—listen and share here. Of the band, Loudwire says, “This high energy band is here to rock your world.”

Of their new track, Thunderpussy says, “Every band should have a theme song, especially if your band is called ‘Thunderpussy.’ We knew from the moment the band got together that this was our big chance to do what we had always wanted since the first time we heard “Bad Company” by Bad Company: write a self-titled track. The lyrics are playful and tongue-in-cheek, with slashing guitars and crunching bass, building to a dramatic crescendo. You can hear an actual smashing explosion at the climax—that’s a television meeting pavement at high velocity. ‘Coming for ya…On the prowl…RAWR! Thunderpussy!!!’”

Thunderpussy follows the band’s Greatest Tits EP released earlier this year, which features their breakout tracks, “Speed Queen,” “Velvet Noose” and “Torpedo Love.”

This May, Thunderpussy is set to play several headlining dates across North America, including stops at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on May 16, Elsewhere in Brooklyn, NY on May 18, Great Scott in Boston on May 15 and more. See the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are available now via Thunderpussyusa.com.

What if Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass] and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process. The Seattle-based group turned into a quiet phenomenon with the endorsement of Rolling Stone and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, as well as a string of already legendary performances under their high-waisted belts.

LISTEN TO “THUNDERPUSSY” HERE

PRE-ORDER THUNDERPUSSY HERE

THUNDERPUSSY TRACKLIST
01. “Speed Queen”
02. “Badlands”
03. “Fever”
04. “Torpedo Love”
05. “Velvet Noose”
06. “Gentle Frame”
07. “All In”
08. “Cloud”
09. “Pick It Up”
10. “UteroTango”
11. “Thunderpussy”
12. “Young and Pure”

THUNDERPUSSY’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 11                        Atlanta, GA                             Vinyl
May 13                       Washington, DC                      Songbyrd Music House
May 14                        Philadelphia, PA                     Kung Fu Necktie
May 15                        Allston, MA                             Great Scott
May 16                        New York, NY                         Mercury Lounge
May 18                        Brooklyn, NY                           Elsewhere
May 19                        Toronto, Canada                     The Garrison
May 21                        Chicago, IL                              Cobra Lounge
May 25                        Quincy, WA                             Sasquatch Festival

THUNDERPUSSY: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

FOR MORE INFO ON THUNDERPUSSY PLEASE CONTACT:
Taylor Vaughn | Republic Records
[email protected]

Nicole Hajjar | Republic Records
[email protected]

Stephanie Russo | Republic Records

BEN HOWARD RETURNS WITH NOONDAY DREAM, OUT JUNE 1 ON REPUBLIC RECORDS

“A BOAT TO AN ISLAND ON THE WALL” DEBUTS

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES SOLD OUT


Photo credit: Roddy Bow

“Mr. Howard’s songs seem to cascade from his
fingers, gathering words and melodies
as they go…”

The New York Times

Noonday Dream, the highly anticipated new album from Ben Howard, is set for release June 1 on Republic Records“A Boat To An Island On The Wall” is premiering worldwide today. Listen/share the song here:https://benhoward.lnk.to/boatPR. The seven-minute epic is the first piece of new music from Howard since the release of 2014’s I Forget Where We Were, which The Telegraph hailed as “An impressive, tantalising work from an artist who has dared to take the path less travelled.” Noonday Dream can be pre-ordered here:https://benhoward.lnk.to/NoondayPR

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded over the course of two years in various studios throughout Europe, including the legendary Sawmills Studio as well as locations in southwest France. The new recording continues to highlight Howard’s sonic evolution with unpredictable and textured arrangements and rich, emotive songwriting.

Howard and his six-piece band will bring the new music to life on tour throughout the year. The news of his first live shows since 2015 was met with immediate enthusiasm, selling out all dates across Europe. Howard has confirmed additional dates in the U.K. this summer, with news of stateside touring to come. His acclaimed live show has seen him sell-out renowned venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre as well as three nights at Alexander Palace in London. See below for details.

Howard’s debut album Every Kingdom was released in October 2011. The album sold more than 1 million copies globally, receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and winning him two Brit Awards in 2012 for “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.” The follow up, I Forget Where We Were, was met with similar critical and commercial acclaim—the album earned an Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, and charted #1 in the U.K. Howard’s music has amassed well over half a billion streams to date. Additionally, Howard set up his own Hell Up Records to launch the 2017 debut from A Blaze of Feather— a project by Smith and Howard’s band.

NOONDAY DREAM TRACKLIST
1. Nica Libres At Dusk
2. Towing The Line
3. A Boat To An Island On The Wall
4. What The Moon Does
5. Someone In The Doorway
6. All Down The Mines (Interlude)
7. The Defeat
8. A Boat To An Island Part II Agatha’s Song
9. There’s Your Man
10. Murmurations

BEN HOWARD LIVE
May 27—Coliseu dos Recreios—Lisbon, Portugal
May 28—Teatro Sa Da Barderia—Porto, Portugal
May 29—Teatro Victoria Eugenia—San Sebastián, Spain
June 3—Sentrum Scene—Oslo, Norway
June 4—Cirkus—Stockholm, Sweden
June 8—Stodola—Warsaw, Poland
June 9—Divadlo Archa—Prague, Czech Republic
June 11—Salle Pleyel—Paris, France
June 13-14—Hammersmith Apollo—London, UK
June 28—Playhouse— Edinburgh, IL
June 29—Albert Hall—Manchester, UK
June 30—The Eden Sessions—Cornwall, UK
July 3—Theatres Romains de Fouviere—Lyon, France
July 5-8—Rock Wertcher—Wertcher, Belgium
July 12-14—Mad Cool Festival—Madrid, Spain
July 13-14—Cruilla Festival—Barcelona, Spain
September 8-9— Lollapalooza Berlin—Berlin, Germany

http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/

PictureHouse announce new single “Riptide”

PictureHouse have today announced the release of their brand new single “Riptide”. Written by frontman Dave Browne with Swedish songwriter and producer Adam Kviman, Riptide is the first new material the band have released since 2013’s Evolution album.

The record is also the first recording featuring the 4 original members of Dave Browne, Johnny Boyle, Aongus Ralston and Geoff Woods since Karmarama in 1998.

The band recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of their debut album with a show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall which saw many tributes for the band from luminaries such as Irish President Michael D Higgins and U2 singer Bono.

PictureHouse have announced an acoustic tour with shows in Tallaght and Trim confirmed and more to be added.

“Riptide” is released on May 25th with the track released on all digital platforms.

Ana Egge Announces New Album White Tiger

     

   
On June 8, 2018, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge will release her new album White Tiger via StorySound Records.
Today, Egge shares the lead single “Dance Around The Room With Me”, which features Anais Mitchell on background vocals and Big Thief’s Buck Meek on guitar. UPROXX said “The spirited and vivacious track is about traversing through life deeply attuned to each cursory feeling, even the ones that seem insignificant or sting mercilessly….In it, she declares a warmly buoyant mantra: ‘Dance around the room with me / Start dancing and you’ll see / How it opens up, opens up your heart.'”
Stream  “Dance Around The Room With Me” via SoundCloud:
White Tiger features nine originals and one John Hartford cover, and so amply displays Egge’s singularly articulate and affecting honesty and sensitivity as to once again deserve USA Today’s accolade, “[Ana] can write and sing rings around” her contemporaries.
Ana got bit by the music bug as a teenager, and having grown up with parents who were, as she describes, “motorcycle-riding hippie farmers” raising four children on a farm in North Dakota, Ana took matters into her own hands, building her own guitar and moving to Austin, TX to soak in the vibrant music scene. The striking depth and unusual maturity of her singing, playing, and songwriting got her noticed, and she recorded her debut album River Under the Road (1997) with the legendary western swing band Asleep At The Wheel. The following year, at only 19-years old, The Austin Music Awards named Ana “Best Singer/Songwriter” and “Best Folk Artist”.
Egge soon began hitting the road, opening for the likes of Iris DeMent, Shawn Colvin, and Ron Sexsmith. Later on she got to share the stage with John Prine, Sinead O’Connor, and Lucinda Williams who once said “Ana’s an exceptional songwriter, listen to the lyrics…[she’s] the folk Nina Simone!”
Over the ensuing years and eight subsequent albums, Ana has made good on her promising debut, going on to record full albums with The Stray Birds and The Sentimentals, and work with highly acclaimed producers such as Martin Terefe, Jason Mercer, Joel Plaskett, Stewart Lerman, and Steve Earle who’s said “Ana Egge’s songs are low and lonesome, big square-state noir ballads which she plays on a guitar she built with her own two hands and sings like she’s telling us her deepest, darkest secrets.”
Having lived in a small farmhouse on the North Dakota plains, a bus on the California Coast, and a hot springs commune in rural New Mexico, Egge’s family were always on the move, scraping together dimes and hand-me-downs in order to get by. “We were always the outsiders,” she says. “I was taught how to shoot a gun and how to enjoy alfalfa sprouts and tofu. I ran around barefoot and learned to ride a motorcycle when I was 5. I grew up with all the time and space in the world.”
Through these experiences, Ana learned that her life was truly hers to create. She became possessed by a self-determined sense of who she was and what she wanted to do and as a result, moved to Brooklyn by way of Austin, where she is now married raising a child. But Ana has never lost touch with the free-spirited childhood and Western landscape that formed her, and this questing spirit is everywhere manifest on White Tiger.
That open-hearted sense of adventure is especially evident in the communal music-making of the album, most notably in Ana’s collaboration with producer Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic), whose contributions on reeds, keyboards, and vocals, together with his wind, string, and vocal arrangements, elegantly inform the whole. Other featured musicians include singer Anais Mitchell, guitarist Buck Meek (Big Thief), Billy Strings, drummer Robin MacMillan (Aoife O’Donovan), bassist Jacob Silver (Amy Helm, Joan As Police Woman), violinist Alex Hargreaves and violist Adam Moss (The Brother Brothers).
Pre-order the album April 6th via StorySound Records.
White Tiger tracklist:
1) Girls, Girls, Girls
2) White Tiger
3) Be With You
4) You Among The Flowers
5) Dance Around The Room With Me
6) I’m Goin’ Bossa Nova
7) Last Ride
8) Western Movie
9) In Tall Buildings (ft. Billy Strings)
10) Let The Light In
Tour Dates:
04/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade w/ Della Mae
04/27 – Rochester, NY @ Hillbrook House Concerts
04/28 – Upper Jay, NY @ The Recovery Lounge at Upper Jay Art Center
05/05 – Huntingdon, PA @ Standing Stone Coffee
05/12 – Newtown Square, PA @ Burlap and Bean
05/19 – Rosendale, NY @ Rosendale Cafe
05/31 – Waltham, MA @ Charles River Museum of Industry
06/12 – Exton, PA @ Eagleview Town Center
06/16 – Bethlehem, PA @ Godfrey Daniels
06/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Warming House
06/28 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
08/01 – Saranac Lake, NY @ Berkeley Green – Music on the Green
Follow Ana Egge:
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

Pharis & Jason Romero Sweet Old Religion Album Release Date: May 18, 2018

Pharis & Jason Romero
Sweet Old Religion
Album Release Date: May 18, 2018

We will be back on-line and streaming by then.

WATCH & SHARE The Video for “Sweet Old Religion”
https://youtu.be/NSu9p85S4AY

For millennia, humans have traced out meaning in the constellations. The stars have been watched and wondered at by poets, farmers, and astrologers looking for guidance and inspiration. On a summer night in 2016, these same constellations hung over the forests and rivers of Horsefly, British Columbia. Down below, a host of friends and family members were camped out in tents on the acreage of Pharis & Jason Romero. Since the release of their last album, the Juno Award-winning musicians and celebrated instrument makers had taken a year-long sabbatical from touring and recording to welcome their second child, build some banjos, and tear down their house and build a new one with the help of their local and extended community. But the stars had other plans in mind. As a fire came in the night to claim their shop, the Romeros found themselves surrounded by the community that came to support them. “I think being ‘pushed to the edge’ is a perfect way of of describing how that summer felt. The day after the fire, support just started pouring in,” says Pharis. “It was overwhelming, this sense of receiving when we had absolutely nothing to give other than love and thanks.” And in the midst of the chaos of building and rebuilding, taking care of children, and feeding everyone, Pharis says, “music and songwriting were hovering at the edge but never came inside.  There was no space to just sit and be and let thoughts, melodies, and ideas ferment.” These experiences and the growing sense of gratitude would soon be connected and drawn together through music,  becoming Sweet Old Religion, Pharis & Jason’s first album made up of entirely original songs.

“Just weeks after everyone left all the music, all of the songwriting, it just began to flow immediately as if a tap was opened,” says Pharis. “There was suddenly this space for all those months of really big feelings–having our son, dealing with loss and change, and receiving so much love and support–to be gathered into this big swirl of ideas, feelings, and melodies. It just all started coming out like crazy.” Having been together for a decade, making music together, working together, and parenting together, the Romeros are at their strongest and most free on Sweet Old Religion.

Yes we know Radio is down.

So far the radio has been off line for 24 hours due to problems with the server.

We have been in contact with the supplier but so far we have had no reply.

One has to remember it is the weekend.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience

Hot Club Sandwich’s new album features David Grisman Released Today!

True Northwest originals, Washington State string swing ensemble Hot Club Sandwich has cooked up a delightful meal of new songs and tunes for their new release, No Pressure on David Grisman’s Acoustic Oasis label.

For the new menu, Hot Club Sandwich happily pairs jazz manouche with a bolero romantico, or follows a Hoagy Carmichael song with a Peruvian waltz from the same era. Long ago, the band adopted its own interpretation of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s open-minded ethic in pursuit of honest, adventurous improvisation and an embrace of music forms from around the world. The group pays homage to other legends who flourished around the same time, such as Slim and Slam or Stuff Smith, but they also love the music enough to look to inspirations closer to home, like 75-year old jazz guitarist Ray Wood, who’s long been a key member of the band, and shares his vocal talents here for the first time. For No Pressure, Hot Club Sandwich’s fifth album, they invited longtime friend David Grisman to both share in the experience, and also help shape it. Grisman acted as producer (in the casual sense of the term), and Dawg generously offered input on everything from instrumental arrangements to production strategy, while also joining in on mandolin on half the tracks! Improvising a recording studio in a old Victorian in Port Townsend, WA, the band created a comfortable, creative workspace for two weeks, with slow-food simmering in the kitchen and racks of outboard gear in the dining room. In the big room, the woodstove glowed where the band played. Hot tunes for snowy winter nights, and you can hear the camaraderie and the stellar musicianship in the new album.

Hot Club Sandwich is known for arrangements with sparks of instrumental interplay. On each record, they visit a variety of grooves and place emphasis on original compositions. From its first needle drop, No Pressure tips a hat to distinguished guest David Grisman by placing a ‘Dawg’ original at the top. “Swang Thang” commences with chromaticism on the intro, then a lighthearted bounce with twin mandolins: Matt Sircely on melody and Grisman harmonizing above. After a violin solo the two guitars trade solos on a chorus, and then Grisman lights up his own mandolin solo, pausing to note a bass feature on the bridge. “We’re humbled and honored that David Grisman appears on the new album,” says Sircely, “and we’re thrilled that No Pressure will join the remarkable collection at David Grisman’s Acoustic Oasis record label. We’ve always loved Dawg music, and to think that his label was releasing so many legendary vintage recordings just as most of us were starting to explore these older music forms… As a band we have so much to thank him for.”

No Pressure also incorporates two songs from the collection of Ray Wood, and his songwriting partner Vann Cantin, drawn from the duo’s musical, The Alligator Circus. Wood sets the scene for a back-porch cook-out with bluesy jazz with his delicate, intentional touch on the guitar and gentle vocals. In a similar spirit, the hot-footing “Blackpot Coozie” is a new song from Sircely, inspired by his annual pilgrimage to the Blackpot music camp and festival in Louisiana’s Cajun Country. No Pressure captures the essence of Hot Club Sandwich’s recent five-year period with Joseph Mascorella on drums and vocals while also spotlighting the work of founding members Kevin Connor on Selmer-style guitar, James Schneider on bass, Sircely on mandolin, and Tim Wetmiller on violin. The final track on the album, a striking cover of “St. James Infirmary,” features vocals from Tracy Grisman, also creator of the album’s cover artwork.

With so many influences, it can be hard to pin down this band’s genre, but eventually it becomes clear that there’s only one dish on the menu: a Hot Club Sandwich!

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT and the TRAIN is the Spotlight Album.

Yes Folks 30 days of Victor and his Train here on TME.FM Radio.

 

 

Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, and award wining entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.

 

 

PRESS

“Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time-spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and energy out of his acoustic piano. He displays a sharp sense of humor and a knack for storytelling… every track is brilliant.” -Living Blues Magazine

“Victor Wainwright is a world champion piano player, two times over! Not only is Victor one of the greatest blues piano players in the business, he’s also a world class entertainer and vocalist.” – Blues Revue Magazine

“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene

“Savannah, GA native Victor Wainwright is all about boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a blues star, a tremendous player.” -Chicago Blues Guide