Showing posts with label new album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new album. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NEW RELEASES: SONS OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER Announce new album Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla Out June 1st, 2018


Announce new album 
Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla
Out June 1st, 2018

"When Things Fall Apart"

(Photo credit:  Ebru Yildiz)

New York City's Sons Of An Illustrious Father - comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller - are proud to announce their brand new album, Deus Sex Machina:  Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, which will be released on June 1st, 2018.  Following a brilliant video for the song "Extraordinary Rendition," which came out earlier this spring, the band today share another taste of the album with the song "When Things Fall Apart," which premiered today via Clash.  Click HERE to listen to it. 

Sons Of An Illustrious Father were born from an inherent need to represent Otherness within personal identity, continuing the astounding lineage of punk rock icons before them who pushed the boundaries of popular culture via explorations of gender definition and sexual fluidity.  Theirs is a sound that leans back towards the outsiderdom and recklessness in music that paved the way for the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, X-Ray Spex, Bikini Kill, and so many more. 

It is from this path that Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla has sprung -- a daring record stuffed to the brim with socio-political ideas and sprawling gender theory which also just happens to be their most epic, most infectious to date.  The album is a distinctively literate statement of intent, an act of resistance from the outsiders and the fighters, aimed at the cerebral cortex even as it inexorably moves your hips. It's a specific direction they have charted ever since they first emerged a few years ago, before finally coalescing into a glorious, head spinning whole on this triumphal record. 

Casting a critical eye over a society rotting from the inside out - in their own words, "it's a funeral march for our world we have lost" - the music is anything but bleak and morose. Instead, it sounds enormous, weaving in sepulchral folk, punk, electronica, rock, and much more to dizzying effect. They define their undefinable sound as "genre queer," which sounds idiosyncratic to say the least, but self-analysis is not a preoccupation of this band.  And why should it be? Their obsession with the wholly immersive and visceral experience of music makes them wilfully flippant where particulars and details are concerned, and this record makes good use of their heart-and-gut-wrenching reactions to the dismal current state of affairs.  Indeed, Sons of An Illustrious Father have a miraculous way of turning the atmospheric anger, confusion, and turmoil into chest-bursting anthems meant to bring people together during disparate times.

Over the 9-song span of Deus Sex Machina:  Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, Sons Of An Illustrious Father's particular vision is celebrated fully and without cliché. Like all the seminal oddballs and aliens that came before them, they are looking at the chaos and disorder in the world right now with resourceful, refined eyes, and they see the glorious opportunity and enormous responsibility that affords. These songs are the end result; listen on and marvel. 

Sons Of An Illustrious Father will be touring America this spring; tour dates are below.

US Gay
Crystal Tomes
Extraordinary Rendition
When Things Fall Apart

6/11 - Washington, DC @ DC9
6/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere - Hall
6/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
6/15 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
6/18 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
6/19 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
6/20 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
6/22 - San Francisco, CA  @ The Chapel
6/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

Sons Of An Illustrious Father:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CLUTCH Announce Earth Rocker as New Album Title

Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we've been fans of Clutch's uniquely poetic, genre defying metal for decades, so we're stoked to announce they've got new material coming.   We had a chance to interview frontman, Neil Fallon, recently in Indianapolis and we'll have that exclusive video interview published here shortly.   Clutch is skipping Chicago this fall, but they'll be playing Joliet November 2nd with Monstro and Lionize.   Be there!

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often for loads of original content, pit photos, video interviews, free downloads, give aways and more.

Earth Rocker World Tour to Kick off in January 2013  
Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced Earth Rocker as the title of their new studio album.  Earth Rocker is scheduled for a worldwide release in March of 2013 on CLUTCH's label Weathermaker Music.

In conjunction with the album's release CLUTCH will embark on the Earth Rocker world tour beginning in The United Kingdom in January of 2013.  In addition to the tour dates, the band will be available for press opportunities on select dates. A complete list of dates can be found below.  A full United States and Canadian headline tour will follow and is slated to run from March 8th through April 20th.

The band has completed tracking Earth Rocker with Machine handling all production duties.  Machine is currently in the mixing process on the album.  Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website The website will be a hub dedicated to all things Earth Rocker.  Fans can expect to see daily updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.  In addition to the new website CLUTCH has joined the world of twitter.  Follow CLUTCH on Twitter @ClutchOfficial.

Frontman Neil Fallon commented on the the recording process for Earth Rocker and how it differs from other CLUTCH albums:

"Last minute overdubs are fun.  Harmonicas, tambourines (yes, we use those), claps, the odd backing vocal.  Recording can be monotonous, so those unintended moments can be a lot of fun. It's kind of like kindergarten music class, but with beer.   And sometimes the spontaneity of a last ditch idea breathes a lot of life back into a song that we've been beating up for weeks on end. A looming deadline can be a great muse!"

He continues, "It has a lot in common with Blast Tyrant in that Machine's production techniques are really unique.  It differs from Blast Tyrant and a lot of other CLUTCH records in that, overall, the songs are faster and concise."

When asked about how this record how it differs from other CLUTCH releases guitarist Tim Sult added, "As far as the composition of the songs go, this is the heaviest and fastest CLUTCH album to date. "

CLUTCH will also take to the road starting on Halloween for a quick run of dates including two stops in Flint, MI and two stops in Detroit, MI.  MonstrO will open these shows with Lionize providing direct support.

In what has become an annual tradition, CLUTCH will play a string of Holiday tour dates this December.  The dates kick off December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year's Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium.  Support on these shows will come from Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino.  A complete list of all dates is below.

With Lionize and Monstro
10/31: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop - Tickets 
11/1: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (Sold Out - Rescheduled from 5/13)
11/2: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes - Tickets 
11/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out - Rescheduled from 5/12)
11/4: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall - Tickets

Holiday Tour With Mondo Generator, Saviors and Wino
12/26: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club - Tickets 
12/27: Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel - Tickets 
12/28: Lexington KY @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom - Tickets 
12/29: Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall - Tickets 
12/30: Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom - Tickets 
12/31: Worcester MA @ The Palladium - Tickets 

Clutch Earth Rocker World Tour
1/21: Press Day in London, UK
1/22: London, UK @ Islington Academy - Tickets  
1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg - Tickets 
1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR
1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie - Tickets
1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum - Tickets
1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club - Tickets
1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER
1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido - Tickets
1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER - Tickets
1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor - Tickets
2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK - Tickets 
2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo - Tickets
2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio - Tickets
2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO
2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret - Tickets
2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE
2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol - Tickets

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter @ClutchOfficial 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Maximo Park LIVE at Schubas #show photos

ChiIL Live Shows original shots--Maximo Park at Schubas, Chicago 9/17/12 


ChiIL Live Shows just had the great pleasure of catching Maximo Park's Chi-town show.   Despite being booked for the Monday after 3 raucous days of Riot Fest, in a torrential downpour, they played to a packed house at Schubas.    This is one of the strongest shows we've seen recently in an intimate venue.    

They have a compelling, original sound with a heavier, edgier Joe Jackson tinge.   Lead singer, Paul Smith's witty and literate banter between songs had the audience cracking up.   Their lyrics are insightful and genuine and their danceable riffs are impossible to resist.   Couple that with intensity, talent and stage presence, and you've got a winning combination.   Maximo Park is one to watch.

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We'll have a full review of The National Health up in the very near 

"The album’s title track [The National Health] is the sort of runaway jittery guitar anthem that we’re not getting quite so often from the UK’s postpunkrevivalists anymore."  --- STEREOGUM


"Maxïmo Park have always been best at their fastest, when they sprint through verses into choruses and back out again just as quickly. That's thanks mostly to singer Paul Smith, who has a unique ability to slip into controlled mania like a jockey cracking a whip.”  --- PITCHFORK


“Maxïmo Park live at the crossroads of Joy Division, Franz Ferdinand and early Joe Jackson…”  - ROLLING STONE 

"Maximo Park are back with their quintessential furiously fast-paced indie rock – and it’s great."

Straight To The Sun Records celebrate Maximo Park's first USA tour in over 5 years and the release of their brand new album “The National Health” on 8.28.12.


Their videos are truly creative works of art.   Check out their humorous new video featuring the concept of a crazed, obsessed fan, set to their addictive and endearing new song, "Hips and Lips".

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Mountain Goats FREE Streaming Transcendental Youth--Vic Theatre 10/27


Stream Transcendental Youth Now Via
Rolling Stone Out October 2nd On Merge Records

Watch John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats perform on and WNYC's Soundcheck

Announce 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour

Photo credit: D.L. Anderson

The Mountain Goats are set to release their new album Transcendental Youth on October 2nd via Merge Records. The album can be streamed now exclusively via Rolling StoneJohn Darnielle of the Mountain Goats recently filmed performances of "Harlem Roulette"off Transcendental Youth along the New York City waterfront for and WNYC's Souncheck where he performed: "In Memory of Satan""White Cedar""Counterfeit Florida Plates" off the new album, along with "Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle".

In addition, the Mountain Goats announce the second leg of their U.S. tour that takes the band across the southern U.S. and along the west coast. Matthew E. White, who wrote the horn arrangements for the band’s forthcoming release, Transcendental Youth will continue on as the opener for this 2nd leg of dates. Matthew E. White, described by Stereogum as "bring[ing] together the warm, haunted tones of Leonard Cohen, Terry Riley, and Dr. John," will be performing his debut album Big Inner with a 9-piece band; his horn section, in this special tour engagement, will join in the Mountain Goats’ set. John Darnielle writes of the collaboration: "One of my fondest memories of the Transcendental Youth recording sessions is listening in the control room as Matthew and his players brought his horn arrangements to life on the other side of the glass. Me and Peter and Jon just sat there with our jaws on the floor. We can't wait to hear it come together live."

Before the tour kicks off, the Mountain Goats will perform the program Transcendental Youth with the world-renowned vocal quartet,Anonymous 4, on October 6th in Durham, NC. Five songs from Transcendental Youth, in special vocal arrangements by Owen Pallett,  serve as the hub of the program, which also spans the catalog of both the Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4. The program was performed earlier this year at the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City and at The Barbican in London. Tour dates are as follows:

10/6 Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
10/9 Richmond, VA @ The National*
10/10 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts*
10/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/14 Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/15 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/18 Boston @ House of Blues*
10/19 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*
10/20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club*
10/23 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre*
10/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre*
10/26 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose TapHouse*
10/27 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater*
11/4   Huntington, WV @ Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center (Mountain Stage)
11/29 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
12/1   Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
12/3   Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
12/4   Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre*
12/5   Austin, TX @ Emo’s East*
12/7   Sante Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co.*
12/8   Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
12/9   Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
12/10 San Diego, CA @ Irenic*
12/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
12/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
12/16 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre*
12/17 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
*w/ Matthew E. White 


As John Hodgman writes in the bio for the new record"John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life. These are the consolations; and if some of his songs suggest that there are real hells on earth, other songs remind that the heavens are equally close at hand. (Sometimes they are even the same songs.) It is my impression that this is the ecstasy John Darnielle is feeling: that thrill of having survived, escaped for even a second to enjoy those small transcendent delights, and to sing of them.  Transcendental Youth is full of songs about people who madly, stupidly, blessedly won’t stop surviving, no matter who gives up on them." John Darnielle has been called "America's best non-hip-hop lyricist” by the New Yorker and last year was tagged on the cover as SPIN Magazine as, "Indie Rock's Greatest Lyricist". 

the Mountain Goats:
John Darnielle- singer/songwriter
Peter Hughes- bass
Jon Wurster- drums

Transcendental Youth Tracklist:
1. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
2. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
3. Cry for Judas
4. Harlem Roulette
5. White Cedar
6. Until I Am Whole
7. Night Light
8. The Diaz Brothers
9. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth

the Mountain Goats links: 
Official Website

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THE CASUALTIES: Premiere Another New Track, Announce European Tour


Did you catch 'em at Riot Fest this past weekend?!

Hardcore/punk stalwarts THE CASUALTIES have premiered the track "Brick Wall Justice", at "Brick Wall Justice" is the second new track to see release from their highly-anticipated new record Resistance. The band had previously premiered the lead-off track from the album "My Blood. My Life. Always Forward".
THE CASUALTIES will release Resistance on September 25th through Season of Mist. Resistancewill be available on CD, limited edition LP (with bonus track and download card) and limited edition Digibox including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch.
THE CASUALTIES have announced a string of regional dates surrounding the release of Resistance, as well as a European headlining tour in November. A list of confirmed dates is below.
Updated THE CASUALTIES news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and the THE CASUALTIES Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Tour Dates 
9/26  Reading, PA @ The Reverb as part of East Coast Tsunami Festival
10/5  Providence, RI @ The Firehouse
10/6  Rochester, NY @ DubLand Underground
10/13  Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse - 1 pm show as part of the Scion / Season of Mist label taping w/ Saint Vitus, Atheist, and more

European Tour
11/1  Badalona, Spain @ Estraperlo Club
11/2  Elgeta, Spain @ Esaloia Kafe Antzokia
11/3  Vigo, Spain @ Sale Inferno
11/5  Madrid, Spain @ Gruta 77   
11/6  Zaragoza, Spain @ Sala Lopez   
11/8  Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum Music Bar   
11/9  Banska Bystica, Slovakia @ Klub 77   
11/10  Budapest, Hunagry @ Dürer Kert II    Punk Rock Maraton
11/11  Wien, Austria @ Arena   
11/12  München, Germany @ Backstage Club   
11/13  Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo   
11/14  Milano, Italy @ Corelli 36   
11/16  Bolzano, Italy @ Rock´n Roll Arena   
11/17  Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK   
11/18  Stuttgart, Germany @ Zwölfzehn   
11/19  Austria @ Jugendzentrum   
11/20  Kosice, Slovakia @Collosseum   
11/21  Krakow, Poland @ Kwadrat   
11/23  Berlin, Germany @ SO 36
11/24  Dresden, Germany @ Scheune   
11/26  Hannover, Germany @ Bei Chez Heinz   
11/28  Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang    
12/1  Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen   
12/6  Cottbus, Germany @ Gladhouse

Monday, September 10, 2012

LACRIMOSA to Release Revolution October 16th on End of the Light Records #symphonic metal #German alternative

Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed
Three years following their last studio release LACRIMOSA is back with their 11th studio album Revolution which is scheduled for an October 16th release date in North America via End of the Light Records.  This album will not only captivate listeners with its thematic elements, it also features a stellar guest lineup! Next to choirs and orchestras the band recorded their new album with Mille Petrozza mastermind of the thrash metal pioneers KREATOR and on drums Stefan Schwarzmann, from ACCEPT!

LACRIMOSA was established in November 1990 as an alternative band featuring rock music with poetical lyrics, mixed with classical influences. For over 20 years now the band has garnered a reputation as pioneers for several music styles including German Alternative and Symphonic-Metal! 

As the first independent band with German lyrics LACRIMOSA visited Mexico back in 1998, followed by South America, Russia and China. At the present time LACRIMOSA tour all over the world. They have worked with the world famous London Symphony Orchesta, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and have topped the charts in over 25 countries worldwide.

Revolution Tracklisting:
01. Irgendein Arsch ist immer unterwegs
02. As the world stood still for a day
03. Verloren
04. This is the night
05. Interlude
06. Feuerzug
07. Refugium
08. Weil Du Hilfe brauchst
09. Rote Sinfonie
10. Revolution

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

KAMELOT New Single Available Today! Playing Congress 9/24

The American symphonic metal band KAMELOT will be releasing their new album Silverthorn October 30th in North America, October 26th in Germany and October 29th in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. It will receive its Japanese release October 24th via King Records.

Today the first single from KAMELOT's new opus has been made available.  This breathtaking track entitled "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)" is available for purchase on iTunes.  Purchase your copy of the single HERE and get a sneak peek into the new masterpiece that is Silverthorn.

Recently KAMELOT unveiled the breathtaking album artwork for Silverthorn.  The LP and limited edition will have one version of the art, while the standard version of Silverthorn will have a different but equally exquisite version of the artwork.  The standard version is presented as an Ecolbook.  The limited edition contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44 page book and an exclusive poster.  The double LP version is a gatefold on colored vinyl.
It was announced that Swede Tommy Karevik has been selected as the new singer for KAMELOT.

In conjunction with the album's release, KAMELOT will be embarking on a massive World Tour that will bring the band to nearly every continent on the planet.
Silverthorn is available for pre-order on Amazon
Co-Headlining Dates With Symphony X:
9/6: San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Peppers

9/8: Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

KAMELOT North American Tour Supporting Nightwish:
9/10: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre (Headliner Show)

9/12: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

9/13: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

9/14: West Springfield, VA @ Empire (Headliner Show)

9/15: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

9/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

9/17: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/19: Montreal, QC @ Cepsum University Of Montreal

9/20: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

9/21: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

9/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar (Headliner Show)

9/23: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

9/24: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

9/25: Sauget, IL @ Pop`s

9/27: Kansas City, Mo @ The Beaumont Club

9/28: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

9/29: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/1: Seattle, WA  @ Showbox SoDo

10/2: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

10/3: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

10/4: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater (Headliner Show)

10/5: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

10/6: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

10/7: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

10/9: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/10: Austin, TX @ Emo`s

10/11: New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues

10/13: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

10/14: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues

KAMELOT European Headline Tour:
11/2: Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar

11/3: Pratteln (CH) @ Z7

11/4: Paris (F) @ Le Bataclan

11/5: Stuttgart (D) @ LKA/Longhorn

11/6: Antwerp (B) @ Trix

11/7: London (GB) @ HMV Forum

11/9: Barakaldo (E) @ Rockstar Live

11/10: Madrid (E) @ Sala Arena

11/11: Barcelona (E) @ Razzmatazz 2 

11/13: Bologna (I) @ Estragon

11/14: Vienna (A) @ Szene

11/15: Prague (CZ) @ KC Vltavská

11/16: Berlin (D) @ C-Club

11/17: Geiselwind (D) @ Musichall

11/18: Cologne (D) @  Essigfabrik

11/20: Hamburg (D) @ Markthalle

11/21: Copenhagen (DK) @ Vega

11/22: Stockholm (SE) @ Göta Källare

11/23: Gothenburg (SE) @ Trädgarn

11/24: Oslo (NO) @ Sentrum Scene

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