Mipso Releases New LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy: LiveLoud

Courtesy: LiveLoud

Mipso unveiled the lead single from its upcoming album Coming Down The Mountain this week.

The band released the album’s title track this week as its lead single.  The song is available now on all digital service providers and is streaming online here.

The Chapel Hill, NC-based band’s latest album will be released in stores and online on April 7, 2017.  Album pre-orders are open now here along with tickets to the band’s upcoming tour in support of its new album.

The band’s tour launches March 24 in St. Louis, MO.  It is currently in the midst of a string of dates in Colorado.  The band will be in Nederland, CO today, March 4.  It will be in Fort Collins, CO on March 5 and Breckenridge, CO on March 11.

After taking some time off, the band will head out on its Coming Down The Mountain tour beginning March 24.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

MIPSO ON TOUR: 

3/4 Caribou Room Nederland, CO
3/5 Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
3/11 Ride On! Music and Beer Fest Breckenridge, CO

 

ALBUM RELEASE TOUR (Phase One) | SPRING 2017

 

3/24 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
3/25 Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
3/26 Gravel Roads Concerts Minburn, IA
3/29 Redstone Room Davenport, IA
3/30 Gabes Iowa City, IA
3/31 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
4/1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
4/2 The Frequency Madison, WI
4/4 Otus Supply Fernale, MI
4/5 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH
4/6 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
4/7 The Hamilton Washington, DC
4/8 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA
4/9 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
4/19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brookyln, NY
4/20 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
4/21 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
4/22 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
4/23 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
4/24 Iron Horse Northampton, MD
4/26 The Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
4/27 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
4/28- 4/30 Merlefest Wilkesboro, NC
5/6 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
5/13 North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival Huntersville, NC
5/20 Forest Fest Fairdale, KY
6/15 – 6/18 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Grass Valley, CA

Additional tour dates to be announced

 

 

Coming Down The Mountain is Mipso’s fourth full-length studio recording.  The band’s previous recordings include long, long, gone (2012), Holler Pop (2013) and Time Reverie (2015).  That record proved to be the bands best work to date, landing at number one on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and in the Top 25 of the magazine’s Heatseekers Chart.  The Guardian named the album one of its Best Records of the Year.

As if that is not enough, the band—Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals) and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals)—was called a favorite 2016 festival performer by Rolling Stone magazine.

More information on Mipso’s new single album and tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mipsomusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mipsomusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mipsomusic

 

 

 

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Black Label Society Debuts Song From Upcoming Live CD/DVD, Blu-ray

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment/Entertainment One

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Entertainment One

Zakk Wylde and his Black Label brethren have released a new song.  The song, titled ‘Ain’t Not Sunshine When She’s Gone’ is a mournful bluesy type of song.  It was originally written by blues legend Bill Withers.  The entirely acoustic piece is one of two cover songs that will be included on the upcoming Black Label Society CD/DVD, Unblackened.  The song is streaming online now at Rolling Stone magazine’s website.  Fans can listen to it now at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/black-label-society-cover-bill-withers-sunshine-song-premiere-20130809

Unblackened will be available Tuesday, September 24th.  It will be distributed through the band’s current label, Entertainment One.  Along with its CD/DVD release, Unblackened will also be released on Blu-ray.  The double-disc CD release of Unblackened will contain six tracks not included on the DVD, including acoustic takes of ‘Queen of Sorrow’ and ‘Won’t Find It Here’ and covers of Leon Russell’s ‘Song For You’ and the aforementioned Bill Withers cover. 

Unblackened was filmed and recorded earlier in 2013 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia.  It features performances of some of the band’s most well-known hits stripped down in an acoustic setting.  The DVD and Blu-ray will include as bonus features:  an interview with Zakk Wylde, a photo gallery, a music video for the band’s song, ‘Losin’ Your Mind’ from Zakk’s Pride and Glory solo record, and a feature with Zakk making a visit to the British prison, HM Prison Stocken. 

The DVD/Blu-ray and CD track listings are available below.

DVD/Blu-ray Track Listing

1.) Losin’ Your Mind
2.) The Blessed Hellride
3.) Sold My Soul
4.) Road Back Home
5.) Spoke In The Wheel
6.) House Of Doom
7.) Queen Of Sorrow
8.) Machine Gun Man
9.) Sweet Jesus
10.) In This River
11.) Throwin’ It All Away
12.) Takillya (Estyabon)
13.) Won’t Find It Here
14.) Rust
15.) Speedball
16.) I Thank You Child
17.) Stillborn

 

CD Track Listing

Disc I

1. Losin’ Your Mind
2. The Blessed Hellride
3. Sold My Soul
4. Road Back Home
5. Spoke In the Wheel
6. House Of Doom
7. Queen Of Sorrow
8. Machine Gun Man
9. Sweet Jesus
10. In This River
11. Throwin’ It All Away

 

Disc 2

1. Takillya (Estyabon)
2. Won’t Find It Here
3. Rust
4. Speedball
5. I Thank You Child
6. Stillborn
7. Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone (cover)
9. Lovin’ Woman
10. Queen Of Sorrow (unplugged)
11. Song For You (cover)
12. Won’t Find It Here (unplugged)
13. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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Satriani Announces New Album, Tour

Courtesy:  Epic Records/MAD Ink PR

Courtesy: Epic Records/MAD Ink PR

Veteran guitarist Joe Satriani is set to release his fourteenth full length studio release next month.  The album titled, Unstoppable Momentum is currently scheduled to be released May 7th via Epic Records.  A tour in support of the new album is already in the works, and scheduled to begin in August.  Before all of that happens though, fans can check out the video for the first single off of Satch’s new album via rollingstone.com.  The video for ‘A Door Into Summer’ can be viewed at Rolling Stone magazine’s website now at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/joe-satriani-prepares-for-the-heat-in-a-door-into-summer-premiere-20130418.

As Rolling Stone writer RJ Cubarrubia notes in the video’s description, the video shows Satriani packing the van and heading to Skywalker Studios where the new album was recorded.  The vintage feel of the video mixed with more modern day feel combine to make a song that despite the other part of the song’s description, leads to thoughts of where Joe has been musically, and where he is now.

Audiences can pre-order Unstoppable Momentum now online through the Epic Records online store at http://www.myplaydirect.com/joe-satrianiUnstoppable Momentum can also be downloaded via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unstoppable-momentum/id632120065.

Fans that pre-order the album online will also get the chance to bundle signed copies of the album with exclusive t-shirts and guitar straps.  Fans will even get the chance to receive an exclusive, never before seen art book full of drawings, doodles, and more that Joe has drawn throughout his career.  “Some of my drawings have made their way on to guitars, straps and picks, LP and CD booklets, t-shirts, hats, keychains, etc and even my live stage productions,” he said.  “This book represents my first effort to finally compile my oddly drawn friends into one place, a wildly colorful portfolio of sorts. A collection of drawings meant to inspire and entertain.”

Fans can keep up with the latest tour dates and news as it is announced through Joe’s official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/joesatriani and his official website, http://www.satriani.com.

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Delta Rae Work With Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham On Song; Premiere Video For New Single

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Durham, NC’s own Delta Rae has kept busy ever since releasing its debut record, Carry the Fire last year on Warner Brothers Records.  The band recently teamed up with Fleetwood Mac’s very own Lindsey Buckingham on the band’s re-recorded version of its new single, ‘If I Loved You.’

The video for the re-recorded song was released exclusively via RollingStone.com yesterday.  Audiences should note that while Buckingham had a hand in the new take on the song, he wasn’t in the video.  Regardless, fans can check it out now at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/delta-rae-pair-with-fleetwood-macs-lindsey-buckingham-in-if-i-loved-you-premiere-20130326.  Singer Elizabeth Hopkins takes vocal duties on the song.  She discussed the song in the band’s interview with Rolling Stone.  “This video captures what I love most about the song,” she said.  “It’s simple and raw.  Telling someone point blank that you don’t love them is difficult and painful.  I’ve done it.  It feels horrible, but there is also a release that comes along with it, a lifting of weight.  I think this video lets you focus on the rawness of that message.”

Fellow band member Ian Holljes commented on the excitement of playing with Buckingham, whose band is the favorite band of the members of Delta Rae.  “I can’t really accurately express how wild it was for us to learn that Lindsey Buckingham had played on ‘If I Loved You,” he said.  “I grew up on stories of how my parents (along with every other kid on campus) would blast the entirety of Rumours out of their college dorm room windows.  Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham’s writing have been so influential to us so to have his talents and incredibly distinctive guitar playing laid over one of our tracks felt like the world sort of folding over on itself.  Ultimately it was rewarding on two huge levels – the thrill of having one of your heroes play on your song and the actual impact of his beautiful guitar work enhancing the song so meaningfully.”

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records/Sire Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records/Sire Records

The band’s album is available in stores and online now.  It can be ordered direct online from iTunes at http://bit.ly/Zp5laF.  The band is currently touring in support of its debut release.  It will be in New Orleans on April 11th at Howlin’ Wolf.  It’s just one of many dates currently scheduled that will take the band through this summer.  Among the band’s current dates is a handful of dates in North Carolina between April 26th and May 4th.  For a full list of tour dates and to get all the latest news from the band fans can “Like” the band on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deltarae.  Fans can also get the latest news from the band and a free 11-track live album on the band’s official website, http://deltarae.com.

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Chickenfoot Debuts New Live Video, Re-Issues Debut LP

Fans of the rock super group Chickenfoot have two reasons to celebrate today.  The band re-issued its self-titled debut record this week, and it debuted a new live video.  The newly re-issued album now includes a second disc with a handful of performances from the band’s “Different Devil” tour this past Spring.  The tracks included on the bonus disc are:  ‘Lighten Up’, ‘Big Foot’, ‘Last Temptation’, and ‘Something Going Wrong.’  Speaking of ‘Something Going Wrong’, the band has debuted a live video for a performance of the song online at Rolling Stone magazine’s website.

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Front man Sammy Hagar shares his thoughts on the song in the accompanying article, explaining how Joe’s (Satriani) music gave him a different vibe than the band’s other songs, thus the visual imagery tied in with the shots of the band’s time together so far.  It makes for an interesting watch.  Fans can check out the video now at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/chickenfoot-get-retrospective-in-something-going-wrong-premiere-20121018

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Dream Theater Takes Top Honors In Rolling Stone Poll

Dream Theater has earned a high honor from rollingstone.com.  The band’s 1999 album, “Metropolis Part 2:  Scenes From A Memory” has taken home the top prize for the readers’ poll on readers’ favorite Prog Rock Albums Of All Time.

“Metropolis Part 2:  Scenes From A Memory” was the band’s fifth full length studio release.  It was the long fabled follow-up to the band’s song, ‘Metropolis Part 1:  The Miracle and The Sleeper’, which was on the band’s breakthrough 1992 LP, “Images & Words.” 

This honor follows up the band’s dual 2011 honors from rollingstone.com.  The band earned the #2 spot on the website’s “Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time” poll and #10 spot on its “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time” poll.  Both the band and rollingstone.com staff reacted to this year’s honor.  “All of us in Dream Theater are so grateful to our fans for their incredible support in voting our album Metropolis PT. 2 Scenes From A Memory as the number 1 album in Rolling Stone’s poll for ‘Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time,’” said the members of Dream Theater. 

Staff from rollingstone.com responded to the huge number of votes for Dream Theater, saying, “If we had kept in all the Dream Theater albums, Images and Words would be number two, and Awake, Octavarium and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence would also be listed here. Lumping them all into this top spot was the only way to handle the flood of Dream Theater votes.”  The band’s fans can read even more on its win by clicking this link or pasting it into their browser:  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/readers-poll-your-favorite-prog-rock-albums-of-all-time-20120725/1-dream-theater-metropolis-pt-2-scenes-from-a-memory-0257304#ixzz21ktIiOga.

Dream Theater just finished up the Summer North American leg of its tour in support of its latest album, “A Dramatic Turn of Events.”  The band will head down to South America next for the last leg of its world tour.  That tour will start Wednesday, August 8th.  A full slate of upcoming dates can be found at http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.  And fans can get even more news from the band online at http://www.dreamtheater.net, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dream-Theater/7677942180, http://twitter.com/DreamTheaterNet, and http://www.myspace.com/dreamtheater.

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Rolling Stone streaming lyric video for Green Day’s new single now

Green Day fans can now stream the lyric video for the band’s new single, ‘Oh Love’ at rollingstone.com.  Just follow the link here to check it out: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-green-days-power-pop-new-single-oh-love-20120716 

The video places the song’s lyrics against a kaleidescopic background that will undoubtedly get viewers’ attention.  The lyrics are pretty straightforward.  Front man Billie Joe Armstrong sings in the song’s chorus, “tonight, my heart’s on the loose.”  That lyrical simplicity and the catchy musical backing make this a great introduction to the band’s upcoming “trilogy.”  As catchy as it is, it will likely become a hit on the band’s tour, too. 

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