Today, State Radio shares a live performance video of their song, “State of Georgia.” The song is written about death row inmate, Troy Davis, set to be executed by the state of Georgia next Wednesday, September 21st. Watch it above.
Davis has been on death row for 18 years and has received three stays of execution, twice coming within 24 hours of his death, despite a strong claim of innocence that has never been heard in a court of law. Davis was convicted on the basis of witness testimony -- seven of the nine original witnesses have since recanted or changed their testimony. In June 2010, an unprecedented evidentiary hearing was held in a federal district court in Savannah, Georgia. At the hearing, Davis presented evidence supporting his innocence claim. However, the standard of proof was “extraordinarily high” given the lack of physical and scientific evidence in his case. The federal judge ruled that Davis did not meet the high standard, despite the fact that doubts about his guilt remains unresolved.
Earlier this year, State Radio hit the road for the “State Of Troy Tour,” a month-long tour to raise awareness. In 2009, lead singer Chad Stokes, wrote a song titled “State Of Georgia,” which was lent to Amnesty International USA for a short, hard-hitting web video about the plight of Davis. Watch it below:
“One taste of ‘Seesaw Sway’ will remind you of exactly who you are dealing with: the man.” – Consequence of Sound
Peter Murphy has just revealed a brand new music video for standout track "Seesaw Sway" from his critically acclaimed ninth solo album, Ninth. Directed by Justin Coloma and shot at the famed Paramour Mansion in Silverlake, CA, the video highlights what the iconic frontman does best: his bewitching live performance. The video premiered yesterday on Yahoo! Music. Check it out above or by clicking here: http://bit.ly/nOwgJH.
Murphy recently announced a 30-city co-headline tour across North America with She Wants Revenge, which launches Thursday, November 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps Friday, December 9 in Pomona, CA (Hussle Club to open all dates). The full list of dates is below.
Chadwick Stokes hits the road for his fall tour in support of his solo debut Simmerkane II (Ruff Shod/Nettwerk). Beginning in Boulder at the Fox Theater, the tour includes stops in Minneapolis, Columbus, OH, Nashville and Atlanta. For west coast fans, the rescheduled tour dates resumes early 2012 with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
Inspired by Stokes’ freight train jumping adventures across the U.S. with his brother and cousin, Simmerkane II was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) with guest appearances from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).
Directed by Sam Cohen (of The Yellowbirds), the video for “Rainsong” was premiered by Huffington Post. Collected from books and magazines, everything in the video is paper collage animation and arranged by hand.
On October 11th, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page will release In The Air, a six song EP of the lead single from his forthcoming 2012 studio album. In The Air, a collaboration between Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey on vocals, will include several versions of the title track, in addition to remixes by Hardwell and Hard Rock Sofa.
The Hardwell remix of “In The Air” is a punchy, synth-sonic, luscious reworking of its original. Hardwell brings rhythmic nuances with tickling percussions that perfectly compliment the raspy, seductive vocal charm of McCluskey. Russian collective, Hard Rock Sofa adds their signature style to the track, serving up an edgy, driving progressive house touch.
“In The Air" entered into the Top 10 (#9) on the Billboard Dance Radio Chart last week. The track has exploded since its debut, steadily selling more than 1,500 copies a week and remaining the highest rated record at AOL Radio.
"Gravity is possibly the most fearless and fully realized album of Ladytron’s career."
- Black Book Magazine
"Elegant" - New York Magazine
"...front-runners for album of the year." - Buzzbands.la
Ladytron has been making their signature brand of erudite electro-pop for over a decade. Following the Best Of Ladytron: 00-10 album (released earlier this year), the band releases their deftly executed fifth studio album, Gravity The Seducer (out today). While listeners have come to expect the four-piece collective to write serenely stoic synth tracks —Gravity is a lush, orchestral, cinematic, ethereal beauty. A mastered piece of baroque n’ roll, Gravity The Seducer is best enjoyed as a whole. As such, discover one of the most anticipated albums of this year; full album stream linked below:
Watch The Exclusive Behind The Scenes Video Premiere On Complex.com Here
fun., comprised of Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, and Andrew Dost, is working on their Fueled By Ramen debut, produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Alicia Keys) and set for release next year. This fall, fun. will join Janelle Monae on the Campus Consciousness Tour 2011 (dates below).
“Peter Murphy is an art-school educated rock ’n’ roll frontman and lyricist of the highest order. His voice is unmistakable and he’s written songs that transcend genre or time—period.” – Justin Warfield, She Wants Revenge
“My bass player and right hand man Jeff Schartoff tipped me off about She Wants Revenge…I like their no pussy-footing convincing blend of Americo/ Brit sensibilities with insightful words and testosterone…and a titch of Kole. I’m looking forward to it!” – Peter Murphy
Iconic frontman Peter Murphy and alternative rock outfit She Wants Revenge have announced a 30-city North American co-headline tour, which starts Thursday, November 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps Friday, December 9 in Pomona, CA. NYC-based post-punk/dance band Hussle Club is set to open all dates. Tickets go on-sale on Friday, September 9th.
Peter Murphy returned earlier this year with his long awaited ninth solo album, aptly titled Ninth, which the LA Times deemed “a dynamic rock record...one of the strongest of his career” and Time Out New York called “a badass new effort.” The former frontman of Bauhaus toured extensively behind Ninth, proving that his live show and unforgettable voice are still a force with which to be reckoned. In a recent live review, the LA Weekly commented, “Once again, Peter Murphy shames everyone else...,” while the OC Weekly called his performance “a hell of a show.” Watch the official video for Murphy’s lead single “I Spit Roses” above or here: http://bit.ly/k4AGFR.
Keep reading for more information and full list of tour dates...
Today, Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) releases a new single EP for the track “Molly’s E” via Nettwerk Records. “Molly’s E” is the lead single from the Dutch-born musician, remixer and producer’s forthcoming studio album, set to drop in 2012. The EP features the original track, along with remixes from Azari & III and Canblaster.
Azari & III is the Toronto based house quintet who is building momentum with already classic tracks like: "Hungry For The Power", "Reckless With Your Love" and the new single off the long player Into The Night (August 8). Canblaster is a young French based producer and part of the über-cool Club Cheval collective.
“In The Air," the first single from Grammy-nominated recording artist Morgan Page's upcoming album, breaks into the Top 10 (#9) on the Billboard Dance Radio Chart this week. The track, a collaboration between Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey on vocals, has exploded over the past 4 weeks, steadily selling more than 1,500 copies a week since its release and remaining the highest rated record at AOL Radio.
This is not Page’s first appearance on the charts, but his fifth consecutive Top 10 Billboard success. Believe--Page’s 2010 follow up to Elevate, which featured break-out single "Longest Road" and fellow chart topper "Call My Name"--continues to be a fixture on the iTunes Dance Albums chart with two Top Ten Billboard Dance Hits: “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition.”
Brit-rock band The Rifles have just released a new video for "Tangled Up In Love," the lead single from their upcoming album Freedom Run, out September 20. Freedom Run further enhances the reputation of one of the most exciting, enduring and diverse London bands of the last ten years. Recorded at Paul Weller’s studio, Black Barn, and produced by the legendary Chris Potter (who has guided such luminaries as The Clash, The Stones and The Verve), the album has a fresh, revitalized sound, loaded with inspirational tracks that range from light and fun pop symphonies to the raucous soul-inflected heartfelt pop-rock that has dominated The Rifles’ back catalogue and given them a fan-base that continues to sell-out venues across Europe.
The Rifles burst onto the UK music scene in 2006 with their rebellious and attitude-laden debut No Love Lost, an album revealing the hopes and dreams of working-class suburban drudgery. The band spent the next two years touring relentlessly and building an enormous army of fans along the way, which includes some of their musical heroes like Paul Weller, Tim Lovejoy, Oasis and more. The Rifles released their second album (and Stateside debut) Great Escape in 2009, which peaked at 27 on the UK charts and reached the number 2 slot in the UK indie charts.