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Silversun Pickups announce new record Better Than Nature

Silversun Pickups have announced that their much-anticipated fourth studio album, BETTER NATURE, will be released September 25th via the band’s own New Machine Recordings. Pre-orders for the album in addition to other very limited items are now available at silversunpickups.com.

silversinpickupsBETTER NATURE is preceded by the incandescent new single, “Nightlight,” debuting August 6th.  “Nightlight” will also arrive via an inspired video directed by renowned filmmaker Mark Pellington which will premiere simultaneously with the song.

Silversun Pickups’ first new album in more than three years, BETTER NATURE sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012’s visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. The songs were created and crafted in Lee’s Topanga studio, the band spontaneously building out from singer/guitarist Brian Aubert’s deliberately spare songwriting demos (see tracklisting below). The result is fluid and freewheeling, “oozing,” in Aubert’s words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures. GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album’s beating heart is Silversun Pickups’ remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert’s incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups’ most human music thus far.

Silversun Pickups will herald BETTER NATURE with a full North American tour to be unveiled soon. In the meantime, the band will make a number of special appearances, beginning with a headline performance at FM 94.9’s Independence Jam, set for September 12th at Oceanside, CA’s Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre.

 

Farm Aid 2013 Lineup Announced

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Farm Aid 2013 will take place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21.

Farm Aid 2013 Tickets

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 will go on sale Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, SPAC’s Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $45 to $150. For venue information, visit www.spac.org.

Everest preparing new album release and beginning a tour with Neil Young

Filled with lush guitar riffs and rich harmonies, Everest have unleashed a new track “Raking Me Over The Coals,” from their upcoming album Ownerless (out June 26th on ATO Records).

“Raking Me Over The Coals” is the result of a collaboration between singer Russell Pollard and Gary Louris. “ Gary came over with his guitar and we set up a little writing workshop in my living room” Pollard explains. “It was January of 2011 in Los Angeles and it was cold, overcast, and Gary and I just so happened to be in a similar head space. Raking Me Over The Coals reflects how we were feeling that day. Questioning, heartbroken and battling the daily drag in order to ultimately, keep ourselves together and to keep going.”

Everest has also just unveiled a month long tour with Neil Young this fall. Back in 2010, the band was hand-selected by Young to accompany him on tour. This November, Everest will share the stage again with Neil, kicking off the tour in Seattle’s Key Arena. Joining Neil Young and Everest on tour for select dates are Los Lobos and Patti Smith.

Download & Listen:

Everest – “Raking Me Over The Coals” [mp3]

Everest Tour Dates

# = Alberta Cross

* = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Los Lobos

^ = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Patti Smith

06/25: New York, NY @ Private Album Release Show

06/26: Washington, DC @ Living Social

06/29: Annapolis, MD @ The ‘RNR Rockin’ River Cruise

07/05: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

07/06: Columbus, OH @ The Basement #

07/07: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot, Pike Room #

07/09: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #

07/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas #

07/12: Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel #

07/14: Cincinatti, OH @ Sawyer Point Park, Banbury Music Festival #

07/16: Nashville, TN – The High Watt #

07/17: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway #

07/19: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #

07/22: San Diego, CA @ Casbah #

07/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #

07/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #

07/27: Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room #

07/28: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #

07/29: Vancouver, CAN @ TBD #

11/10: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *

11/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Rogers Arena *

11/13: Calgary, CAN @ Scotiabank Saddledome *

11/14: Saskatoon, CAN @ Credit Union Centre *

11/16: Winnipeg, CAN @ MTS Centre *

11/19: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre *

11/20: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre

11/23: Montreal, CAN @ Bell Centre ^

11/24: Ottawa, CAN @ Scotiabank Place ^

11/26: Boston, MA @ TD Garden ^

11/27: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^

11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^

11/30: Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center ^

12/2: Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena

12/3: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclay Center/Prudential Center

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