• Dec 3 2018

    The Allman Betts Band – Second Generation Songsmiths – At Muscle Shoals

    The Allman Betts Band has just wrapped recording their new record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. The record, produced by Grammy winning Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley), is expected to be released in the Spring, 2019.

    The new ABB will include Devon Allman (son of Greg Allman), Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts), Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), slide guitar virtuoso Johnny Stachela, keyboardist John Ginty (Robert Randolph’s Family Band, Dixie Chicks) and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.


    Nov 30 2018

    Mae – A Band For All Senses

    American rock band, Mae, has released their first full-length album in ten years, Multisensory Aesthetic Experience today, via Tooth & Nail Records. The album was produced by lead vocalist Dave Elkins, and is available through all streaming services. Listen here.


    Nov 29 2018

    Ryan Bingham Sings An American Love Song

    Ryan Bingham has announced the release of his highly anticipated sixth studio album. AMERICAN LOVE SONG arrives FEBRUARY 15, 2019 via his own Axster Bingham Records; pre-orders are available now. Co-produced with renowned guitarist/artist Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), the LP was recorded at Arlyn Studios and Public Hi-Fi in Austin, TX with additional recording at Matter Music in Los Angeles.


    Nov 28 2018

    Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert

    Blackbird Presents Records is proud to announce the CD/DVD/LP release of Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert. The concert film and music release features a collection of legendary singers and superstars who came together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping in New York City at The Theater At Madison Square Garden to celebrate the songs of music icon John Lennon.

    Blackbird Presents Records will release the full-length concert as a double CD, DVD and LP, which are available for immediate pre-order at http://imaginejohnlennon75.com/shop


    Oct 24 2018

    Young The Giant Announce New Tour


    Young the Giant just announced dates for their 2019 Mirror Master Tour in support of the new full-length album of the same name, released earlier this month via Elektra Records. Mirror Master includes recently released tracks “Simplify” and “Call Me Back”, along with the musing single “Superposition”.


    Oct 23 2018

    The Good, The Bad & The Queen To Release New Album

    The 16th of November sees the release of Merrie Land, the second album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a band comprised of Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong.


    Dec 28 2012

    Best Music Of 2012

    Best Music Of 2012By Lukas Clark-Memler

    Looks like the Mayans were wrong. And thank God (or Quetzalcoatl) for that. Of course, the Mayan doomsday prophecy was gratuitously misinterpreted by the Western world and looking back, it’s embarrassing how easily we got swept up in it all. With that said, 2012 was indeed an eventful year…


    Dec 5 2012

    A Message From Thom Yorke

    We received a note from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke yesterday and thought we’d share it with you. It’s regarding his newest musical project called Atoms For Peace, and a brand new album titled Amok. This is all new music which was written specifically for this project. We’re looking forward to hearing the record. The musical lineup is stellar as you will see below.

    Here is Thom’s note:


    Nov 29 2012

    George Harrison Tribute Streaming Free For 24 Hours

    By Myles Crawley

    Starting today, November 29th, 2012 at 7:00 AM PST, George Harrison’s YouTube page began streaming Concert For George. This amazing tribute concert was shot at The Royal Albert Hall in London on November 29th, 2002, ten years ago today and one year after George’s death in 2001. The show features Eric Clapton, who also served as musical director, along with Jeff Lynne (ELO), Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, Tom Petty, the Monty Python players and an incredible group of rock music’s dignitaries and visionaries, including of course George’s son Dhani Harrison on guitar.


    Oct 23 2012

    Album Review: The Avett Brothers ‘The Carpenter’

    By J. Brown

    Building off the success of their first major label debut I and Love and You, the Avett Brothers are back with their special mix of gut-wrenching vocals and banjo-filled “grasspunk” in a new album entitled The Carpenter. Yes, the banjo is back! The longevity and consistency should not be overlooked, as it doesn’t matter how many albums they’ve released, this band from North Carolina manages to exude the same level of free-spiritedness, forceful balladry, and a sense of optimism that infuses their rich and varied sound.


    Oct 11 2012

    Tom Petty To Auction Off His 1996 Jag

    Tom Petty is auctioning off his personal 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible starting today, October 11th, at 2:00 PM PST through e-bay. Click here for the auction. This flashy but classy automobile is something of a modern classic. Production of the XJS model Jaguar ended in 1996 after 21 years. Proceeds from the auction will go to Doctors Without Borders.


    Oct 10 2012

    Jack White Debuts New Video For I’m Shakin’

    Today Jack White hit us all hard enough to leave us black ‘n’ blue with double vision as he unleashed the brand new Dori Oskowitz-directed video for “I’m Shakin‘”.  Jack’s cover of Little Willie John‘s classic “I’m Shakin'” is the fourth single from his universally acclaimed debut album Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia).


    Oct 8 2012

    Album Review: Mumford And Sons’ Babel

    By J. Brown

    With banjos blazing and foot-stomping galore, the English quartet Mumford & Sons are back with their highly anticipated second album Babel. Their gritty and triumphant take on folk rock has seen unparalleled success around the world in the past few years, which has consequently built high expectations for their follow up to the commercial success of Sigh No More. After all, it’s pretty hard to top a musical journey that has included playing at the Grammys with Bob Dylan and performing for President Barack Obama at the White House.


    Oct 5 2012

    Free Music Friday With Mayer Hawthorne

    Hi everybody and welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. Today we are excited to offer you a full EP of remixes from Mayer Hawthorne. On a prior FMF last year we brought you his Impressions EP, a fabulous collection of cover tunes. That was a huge crowd favorite and is still available here.


    Oct 4 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Foxygen

    In May 2011, Foxygen‘s Sam France and Jonathan Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of their homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway to producer/multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. The duo, who had just mixed and burned the disc that very night, had been devotees of Swift’s outsider-pop oeuvre since high school, when they first began recording their own pubescent forays into oddball rock n’ roll (at least a dozen records were finished before they graduated high school).


    Oct 3 2012

    Menomena Debuts New Video

    Barsuk Records has just released Menomena‘s video for “Plumage,” off their new album Moms. The video was directed by Trevor McMahan, who described the clip as “the ultimate illustration of the beautiful conflict in the band’s music – that aural struggle between instruments and ideas that is complex, satisfying, and always unmistakably Menomena.”


    Oct 2 2012

    Muse Release The 2nd Law

    The 2nd Law, the sixth album from UK-based trio Muse, hits stores today via Warner Bros. Records. The album’s single “Madness” is currently the Number One song at Alternative Radio, the band’s third song to reach the top position on the chart. This Saturday, October 6th 2012, the band will return to Saturday Night Live to perform two songs from The 2nd Law.


    Sep 28 2012

    Free Music Friday With Paper Bag Records And David Bowie

    By Myles Crawley

    Hi everybody and welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. Today is a special edition for you, thanks to the good people at Paper Bag Records in Toronto, Canada. To celebrate their 10th anniversary concert series they asked many of their label artists and bands to pick a song from David Bowie’s quintessential album Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and record it their way.


    Sep 27 2012

    Ben Folds Five Makes Billboard’s Top Ten

    Ben Folds Five‘s new record, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, has debuted at #10 in the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the highest debut of the band’s career. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind is the groundbreaking pop trio’s fourth record and first in 13 years.


    Sep 25 2012

    Madness Announce New Studio Album

    UK ska and pop band Madness have today announced details of their 10th studio album Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da, which will be released on October 30th, 2012. The band is also delighted to announce that the artwork for the album has been designed by the legendary British artist Sir Peter Blake. The first single, “My Girl 2” will be serviced to radio shortly.