We Are Head Over Heels In “Love” With Lana Del Rey’s New Single!

(PCM) It has been over a year since we have heard any new tunes from songstress Lana Del Rey, so it was joyous news to learn that she has released a brand-new single titled “Love” and it is just as perfect as we could have hoped! It is both beautiful and haunting, but would we really expect anything less from Del Rey?

‘LOVE’ is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on ‘LOVE’. The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists – full details to be shared at a later date.

Lana Del Rey had the following to say about her upcoming new album, “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed.”  The video for ‘LOVE’ will also be revealed very soon. Stay tuned for its arrival.

‘Love’ is available via Interscope/Polydor.

 

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We Are Head Over Heels In “Love” With Lana Del Rey’s New Single!

(PCM) It has been over a year since we have heard any new tunes from songstress Lana Del Rey, so it was joyous news to learn that she has released a brand-new single titled “Love” and it is just as perfect as we could have hoped! It is both beautiful and haunting, but would we really expect anything less from Del Rey?

‘LOVE’ is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on ‘LOVE’. The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists – full details to be shared at a later date.

Lana Del Rey had the following to say about her upcoming new album, “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed.”  The video for ‘LOVE’ will also be revealed very soon. Stay tuned for its arrival.

‘Love’ is available via Interscope/Polydor.

 

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Exclusive Interview with David Duchovny! Talks Music, Touring, X-Files And More!

(PCM) David Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X Files and Hank Moody on Californication, will be embarking on his 2017 US Tour this February.

The two-time Golden Globe winner’s tour will include songs from his debut album, Hell or Highwater, as well as tracks from his next record, which is coming in in fall 2017. His music consists of self-penned tracks, firmly embedded in his uniquely lyrical, troubadour style.

“Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it’s still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” said Duchovny.  “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”

Tickets for the tour are available now– www.davidduchovnymusic.com

David took some time to chat with us about embarking on the 2017 tour, his upcoming new album, the possibility of more X-Files on the way and more!

Q: How happy are you to be back out on the road and testing out some of your new material?

David Duchovny: Yes, of course! We’ll be doing the “Hell or Highwater” album mostly, but there will be five or six songs from the new album that we already recorded, but we never really worked on as a live band. It’s going to be a lot of fun to put them up there and I think they are a little tougher and a little more musically produced than the first album. It’s been an interesting process to get them up on their feet live.

Q: How far along are you in the recording process for the next album?

DD: I’m done with the recording. We are really just rehearsing for live performance now.

Q: We were reading that the target release date for the upcoming album will be the fall of 2017, correct?

DD: Is it the fall? I was thinking the spring (laughs)  We’re done!

Q: What is the recording process like for you? Can you choose one or two songs in particular and tell me what the mindset was like when you were putting the album together?

DD: The second album differs quite a bit from the first album, as with the first album I probably had four songs that I left off of it. The second album is probably four songs from my first run at writing songs plus eight of the newer ones. I think there will be some similarities to the first one, but also a new direction and some new styles and some new lyrical obsessions as well which I hope will make it interesting. All of my songs start with a chord progression that I like and then hearing a melody over that, that I’ll hum and try to figure out some words for what I’m humming. With the second album I brought them earlier to my band rather than just finishing them alone. It was more of a collaborative effort with the new album.

I worked with Colin Lee and Pat McCusker and Pat will come up with whatever riff he thinks needs to be in there and Colin will work on the bridge or the harmonies and it will get away from me in a good way.

Q: Awesome. We felt the first album was very thought-provoking and it definitely brought out several different emotions. We don’t want to say it was all sadness because there were certainly some elements of joy in there. Have you gone in a different direction emotionally with the new album, because we feel all music invokes some kind of emotion.

DD: Yeah and I think most songs are sad and they can make you sad. The great thing about music is that somehow a sad song makes you happy. Some kind of magic happens. I will say that the unrelenting kind of bleakness that was in the first album is not there, as the second album has more light in it. Less rain, more light (laughs).

Q: How therapeutic is the creative process of writing music for you?

DD: It’s hard for me to gauge that. I think I rather view it as not therapeutic for me, but therapeutic for other people. I think what happens is, if my intentions are clear and pure and my talent is enough then a connection will be made and that’s therapeutic. The fact that I get to make a connection is therapeutic for me as well, especially in a live setting. What’s most therapeutic aside from the cathartic display of ones emotions or dealing with ones emotions for me is just the chance to be creative. You know, to lead a creative life and to keep creating stuff in different media. That to me is the only therapy I’ve ever really known.

If I get to be creative whether it’s as an actor, director, writer, or musician I feel better and hopefully other people feel better too when they consume it.

Q: Is it hard for you to switch hats? We know you’ve done some directing and you’ve written a book as well. Is creating music a different process?

DD: Yeah, it’s very different. Making TV or film is the most collaborative thing that I do because you have over 100 people who you are collaborating with easy, whereas, writing a novel is the least collaborative thing I’ve done. I mean I worked with an editor, but that’s when it’s done. Nobody has had one word to say about what I put down on my page, so between those two, the non-collaborative and the totally collaborative is music which is where I do spend time alone in my room writing songs, but then bring them to two or three trusted people and then collaborating it further and then turning it into something we can play in front of people professionally or even record.

Q: A show like “Californication” did a wonderful job at using music to push forward the storyline and used alternative versions of classic track. How involved were you in all of that?

DD: I wasn’t, but I guess my involvement was educating myself about Warren Zevon at the time because I had just kind of stumbled across him at the time I was doing the pilot. Tom Kapinos, whose the creator of the show, also didn’t know Zevon, so it worked out that we found out about Zevon as we were making the show and used a lot of his music during the show. In terms of the covers. that was all Tom. Tom is a big music fan and is an actual guitar player himself and Marilyn Manson was on the show and of course Lemmy from Motorhead was on the show and again that was all Tom being a huge music fan. I think the only song or songs I might of pitched was “High-Flying Bird” the Elton John song and a Zevon song at some point.

Q: Is it ever surprising to you which songs of yours that fans tend to gravitate towards?

DD: Yeah, I mean it’s always surprising what people relate to musically. That’s kind of the beauty of lyric writing in a song is you leave enough of it unsaid so that people can make it their own.

Q: What other upcoming projects do you have in the works for this year. We know the tour is getting ready to kick-off with dates on the west coast and some on the east coast as well.

DD: We are talking about doing more “X-Files” soon and then I have a couple of projects that are really in the beginning stages that I don’t have anything really interesting to say about at this time, but I want to do in the next couple years.

Q: Just for fun! How likely are we to see an “X-Files” musical episode. You know Mulder dueting with some aliens!

DD: (laughs) I don’t know about that, but I’m definitely going to pitch my own music for the soundtrack. We’ll see how far I get!

Be sure to catch David Duchovny out on the road at the following dates:

2/12 – SAN DIEGO, CA – MUSIC BOX
2/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA – THE ROXY THEATRE
2/15 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SOCIAL HALL
2/17– PORTLAND, OR – ALADDIN THEATER
2/19 – SEATTLE, WA – THE CROCODILE
2/22 – BOSTON, MA – THE WILBUR THEATRE
2/23 – HUNTINGTON, NY – THE PARAMOUNT
2/24 – ASBURY PARY, NJ – THE STONE PONY
2/26 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – THE BIRCHMERE
2/27 – BALTIMORE, MD ¬– BALTIMORE SOUND STAGE
3/01 – NEW YORK, NY – GRAMERCY THEATRE

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Exclusive Interview with David Duchovny! Talks Music, Touring, X-Files And More!

(PCM) David Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X Files and Hank Moody on Californication, will be embarking on his 2017 US Tour this February.

The two-time Golden Globe winner’s tour will include songs from his debut album, Hell or Highwater, as well as tracks from his next record, which is coming in in fall 2017. His music consists of self-penned tracks, firmly embedded in his uniquely lyrical, troubadour style.

“Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it’s still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” said Duchovny.  “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”

Tickets for the tour are available now– www.davidduchovnymusic.com

David took some time to chat with us about embarking on the 2017 tour, his upcoming new album, the possibility of more X-Files on the way and more!

Q: How happy are you to be back out on the road and testing out some of your new material?

David Duchovny: Yes, of course! We’ll be doing the “Hell or Highwater” album mostly, but there will be five or six songs from the new album that we already recorded, but we never really worked on as a live band. It’s going to be a lot of fun to put them up there and I think they are a little tougher and a little more musically produced than the first album. It’s been an interesting process to get them up on their feet live.

Q: How far along are you in the recording process for the next album?

DD: I’m done with the recording. We are really just rehearsing for live performance now.

Q: We were reading that the target release date for the upcoming album will be the fall of 2017, correct?

DD: Is it the fall? I was thinking the spring (laughs)  We’re done!

Q: What is the recording process like for you? Can you choose one or two songs in particular and tell me what the mindset was like when you were putting the album together?

DD: The second album differs quite a bit from the first album, as with the first album I probably had four songs that I left off of it. The second album is probably four songs from my first run at writing songs plus eight of the newer ones. I think there will be some similarities to the first one, but also a new direction and some new styles and some new lyrical obsessions as well which I hope will make it interesting. All of my songs start with a chord progression that I like and then hearing a melody over that, that I’ll hum and try to figure out some words for what I’m humming. With the second album I brought them earlier to my band rather than just finishing them alone. It was more of a collaborative effort with the new album.

I worked with Colin Lee and Pat McCusker and Pat will come up with whatever riff he thinks needs to be in there and Colin will work on the bridge or the harmonies and it will get away from me in a good way.

Q: Awesome. We felt the first album was very thought-provoking and it definitely brought out several different emotions. We don’t want to say it was all sadness because there were certainly some elements of joy in there. Have you gone in a different direction emotionally with the new album, because we feel all music invokes some kind of emotion.

DD: Yeah and I think most songs are sad and they can make you sad. The great thing about music is that somehow a sad song makes you happy. Some kind of magic happens. I will say that the unrelenting kind of bleakness that was in the first album is not there, as the second album has more light in it. Less rain, more light (laughs).

Q: How therapeutic is the creative process of writing music for you?

DD: It’s hard for me to gauge that. I think I rather view it as not therapeutic for me, but therapeutic for other people. I think what happens is, if my intentions are clear and pure and my talent is enough then a connection will be made and that’s therapeutic. The fact that I get to make a connection is therapeutic for me as well, especially in a live setting. What’s most therapeutic aside from the cathartic display of ones emotions or dealing with ones emotions for me is just the chance to be creative. You know, to lead a creative life and to keep creating stuff in different media. That to me is the only therapy I’ve ever really known.

If I get to be creative whether it’s as an actor, director, writer, or musician I feel better and hopefully other people feel better too when they consume it.

Q: Is it hard for you to switch hats? We know you’ve done some directing and you’ve written a book as well. Is creating music a different process?

DD: Yeah, it’s very different. Making TV or film is the most collaborative thing that I do because you have over 100 people who you are collaborating with easy, whereas, writing a novel is the least collaborative thing I’ve done. I mean I worked with an editor, but that’s when it’s done. Nobody has had one word to say about what I put down on my page, so between those two, the non-collaborative and the totally collaborative is music which is where I do spend time alone in my room writing songs, but then bring them to two or three trusted people and then collaborating it further and then turning it into something we can play in front of people professionally or even record.

Q: A show like “Californication” did a wonderful job at using music to push forward the storyline and used alternative versions of classic track. How involved were you in all of that?

DD: I wasn’t, but I guess my involvement was educating myself about Warren Zevon at the time because I had just kind of stumbled across him at the time I was doing the pilot. Tom Kapinos, whose the creator of the show, also didn’t know Zevon, so it worked out that we found out about Zevon as we were making the show and used a lot of his music during the show. In terms of the covers. that was all Tom. Tom is a big music fan and is an actual guitar player himself and Marilyn Manson was on the show and of course Lemmy from Motorhead was on the show and again that was all Tom being a huge music fan. I think the only song or songs I might of pitched was “High-Flying Bird” the Elton John song and a Zevon song at some point.

Q: Is it ever surprising to you which songs of yours that fans tend to gravitate towards?

DD: Yeah, I mean it’s always surprising what people relate to musically. That’s kind of the beauty of lyric writing in a song is you leave enough of it unsaid so that people can make it their own.

Q: What other upcoming projects do you have in the works for this year. We know the tour is getting ready to kick-off with dates on the west coast and some on the east coast as well.

DD: We are talking about doing more “X-Files” soon and then I have a couple of projects that are really in the beginning stages that I don’t have anything really interesting to say about at this time, but I want to do in the next couple years.

Q: Just for fun! How likely are we to see an “X-Files” musical episode. You know Mulder dueting with some aliens!

DD: (laughs) I don’t know about that, but I’m definitely going to pitch my own music for the soundtrack. We’ll see how far I get!

Be sure to catch David Duchovny out on the road at the following dates:

2/12 – SAN DIEGO, CA – MUSIC BOX
2/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA – THE ROXY THEATRE
2/15 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SOCIAL HALL
2/17– PORTLAND, OR – ALADDIN THEATER
2/19 – SEATTLE, WA – THE CROCODILE
2/22 – BOSTON, MA – THE WILBUR THEATRE
2/23 – HUNTINGTON, NY – THE PARAMOUNT
2/24 – ASBURY PARY, NJ – THE STONE PONY
2/26 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – THE BIRCHMERE
2/27 – BALTIMORE, MD ¬– BALTIMORE SOUND STAGE
3/01 – NEW YORK, NY – GRAMERCY THEATRE

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Firefly Music Festival Reveals 2017 Line-Up Featuring The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty-One Pilots, Chance The Rapper And Bob Dylan!

(PCM) The line-up for the upcoming 2017 Firefly Music Festival has been revealed and it is without a doubt one of the most diverse festival line-ups we have witnessed in recent years. This is most likely due to the fact that Firefly Festival is the first-ever fan-curated music festival which we feel was an absolutely brilliant idea.

Firefly Music Festival will be celebrating it’s sixth year at The Woodlands in Dover, DE and will take place from June 15-18 2017. Along with headliners The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, and Bob Dylan and His Band, the lineup also features Flume, Weezer, The Shins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and more than 135 additional acts.  The entire amazing line-up can be found below:

“This year’s lineup boasts the most fan-driven acts we’ve ever had mixed with a variety of up and coming artists and chart-topping performers,” says Christiane Pheil, Director of Creative Programming at Firefly Music Festival. “With our dedication to our guest feedback and the new attractions we’ll be rolling out in June, the 2017 festival is drawing the highest level of excitement from our team.”

The 2017 festival will feature the return of staple Firefly attractions including The Market, The Thicket, The Coffee House presented by StubHub, and the Dogfish Head Brewery. Through Firefly’s recently introduced fan-curated approach, new attractions and experiential elements will be introduced as voting concludes in the upcoming weeks. Firefly is once again partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the sixth consecutive year and various initiatives will benefit their Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Returning Firefly partners include Bud Light, Toyota, Red Bull, and Delaware Tourism and additional partners will be announced leading into the festival.

General Admission and VIP pass options go on sale today, Jan. 27, at 1pm ET through FireflyFestival.com. General Admission passes start at $289. Camping packages will also be available for purchase.

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The 1975 announce North American spring tour

The 1975 [© Matt Bishop Photo]

by Matt Bishop | January 23, 2017 [TRR]

Pop rock phenoms The 1975 have announced a spring North American tour. The trek kicks off on April 9 at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City, MX and wraps up on June 4 with a performance at the Bunnbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27 at 10am via The1975.com/Live. Citi Cardmember, Live Nation, Spotify and select venue presales begin Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26. The tour is in continued support of their sophomore album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. The record hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and UK Albums Chart nearly a year ago via Interscope Records.

April 9

Mexico City, MX

Pepsi Center

April 11 

Guadalajara, MX

Patio 2 Auditorio Telmex

April 12 

Monterey, MX

Auditorio Banamex

April 15

Allen, TX 

Allen Event Center

April 17 

Austin, TX 

ACL Live at Moody Theater

April 18 

Austin, TX 

ACL Live at Moody Theater

April 19

Tulsa, OK 

Brady Theater

April 21 

El Paso, TX 

Abraham Chavez Theatre

April 22 

Mesa, AZ 

Mesa Amphitheatre

April 23 

Tucson, AZ 

Tucson Music Hall

April 25 

San Diego, CA 

Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

April 27 

Los Angeles, CA 

Greek Theatre

April 28 

San Francisco, CA 

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

April 30 

Seattle, WA 

WaMu Theater

May 1 

Vancouver, BC

PNE Forum

May 3 

Boise, ID 

CenturyLink Arena

May 5 

Salt Lake City, UT 

The Great Saltair

May 6 

Denver, CO 

Fillmore Auditorium

May 9

Kansas City, MO 

Starlight Theatre

May 11 

Pittsburgh, PA

Stage AE

May 12 

Bethlehem, PA 

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

May 16 

Milwaukee, WI 

The Eagles Ballroom

May 17 

St Paul, MN 

Roy Wilkins Auditorium

May 19 

Lancaster, NE 

Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater

May 22 

Detroit, MI 

The Fillmore

May 23 

Rochester, NY 

Main Street  Armory

May 25 

Ottawa, ON 

Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre

May 26 

Montreal, QC 

Plaine des Jeux (Parc Jean Drapeau)

May 26-28 

Boston, MA 

Boston Calling Festival

May 28 

Glens Falls, NY 

Glens Falls Civic Center

May 30 

Niagara Falls, NY 

Rapids Theatre

May 31 

Niagara Falls, NY 

Rapids Theatre

June 1 

New York, NY 

Madison Square Garden

June 3 

Columbus, OH 

Express Live!

June 2-4 

Cincinnati, OH 

Bunbury Music Festival

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