Wow, what a weird week, right? I mean, Ellen takes a photograph of America’s prettiest, breaks Twitter, and we get blanketed in ice causing accidents galore. Coincidence?!? Well, all of that seems to have come to an end today, because the second we publish TWiN we are gonna play under that mysterious, warm, orange ball outside. You should do the same as us and get out to see some live music too! We have a weekend of punk rock shows which will blur day and night, an album release show featuring two Road To Bonnaroo winners opening, a full day worth of music and crawfish at Soulshine, an art-pop queen, a quickly rising psych rock powerhouse, and so much more. See all of our staff picks with another edition of TWiN!
The Wood Brothers are returning to 3rd & Lindsley for two shows this weekend. The bad news is that Saturday’s show is already sold out. The good news is that, as of this post going live, there are still tickets available for Friday. They will be joined on Friday night by Brigitte DeMeyer, a soulful, bluesy singer/songwriter, and on Saturday by Angel Snow, a singer/songwriter with a little more country flavor.
Read on after the jump for more info and some killer videos.
Let’s be real. St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) is a babe. She’s a vision of beauty that makes her brilliant and odd artistry pleasantly overwhelming. Perhaps you’ve been in love since her debut Marry Me, caught on during Actor, felt the revelation of Strange Mercy, were spell-binded by the perfect musical marriage of Love This Giant with David Byrne or are just now discovering her with the brand new St. Vincent. The glaring, undeniable truth is that you must (yes, MUST!) experience her live. Don’t miss your opportunity to marvel in awe at Marathon Music Works TONIGHT! Lucky for you, tickets for her show are available at the moment!
In celebration of Morrissey‘s May 28 return to The Ryman (tickets here) and our accompanying ticket giveaway (get the full scoop), we’re going to be bringing you Moz-releated posts all week long. We got things started with a show preview, took a look at the new deluxe reissue and “definitive” remaster of Morrissey’s classic, Your Arsenal, and explored Morrissey’s beginnings with The Smiths’ career-defining debut and its legacy 30 years later. Today, Morrissey Week continues with some unexpected news: just-announnced details on the singer’s upcoming tenth full-length album!!
First announced in January, the LP will arrive through Moz’s new label home, Harvest Records, and will be called World Peace Is None of Your Business. It has “provisionally” been set for a late June/early July release (yeah, we don’t like the sound of “provisionally,” but it is, apparently, completed), which puts it right after the singer’s upcoming tour wraps. Recorded in France and produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, The White Stripes, Young the Giant), World Peace will include 12 tracks, and Morrissey is said to be “beyond ecstatic” about the finished product.
His last release, Years of Refusal, dropped way back in 2009, and he’s been living in record label limbo since. Though last year saw a series of tour cancellations and postponements, plagued by health and technical issues, Morrissey has found recent success in a memoir, released a concert film last year, and is currently generating chart success from his cover of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love,” which may or may not wind up on World Peace. Give it a spin below!
Nashville rapper Chancellor Warhol has premiered a new music video for “Au Revoir,” a single from his upcoming full-length Paris Is Burning, which we first brought you back in the fall, when we also posted our quick take on the record upon attending a listening party (spoiler alert – it’s amazing). Though this marks Warhol’s first video for Paris, “Au Revoir” is one of three official singles released so far, alongside “The Kennedy’s” and “Nothing.” Chance has always had a flair for visual detail (if you attended his recent immersive concert experience at Oz, we’re sure you agree) and has churned out some high-quality, high-production videos in the past; “Au Revoir” just might be the best one yet.
Along with the video, which you can watch below, we have another piece of Chance news: Paris Is Burning, (which has been a long time coming, but, we promise, it’s worth the wait!!) is now slated for an official March 25 release, slightly delayed from it’s original February target. We’re calling it now, 2014 is going to be the year of Chancellor Warhol!