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Oct 30, 2014 | The Last Internationale Urge "Call For Action" At South Los Angeles Community Coalition Center Show Today

Oct 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Last Internationale will perform a very special "Call For Action" show regarding Prop 47 at the South Los Angeles Community Coalition Center today

The Last Internationale Urge

California Proposition 47 regards "Reduced Penalties for Drug Related Crimes," and the group is raising awareness amongst voters prior to Election Day next Tuesday, November 4 with this free show. The Los Angeles three-piece—Delila Paz, Edgey Pires, and Brad Wilk [Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave]—is set to play for the community inside the parking lot of the Community Coalition Center. The performance will begin at 3pm PST. If you're in Los Angeles, don't miss this opportunity to see one of rock 'n' roll's most powerful voices.

Delila Paz comments, "This act is a huge step in changing the system in which we live to one that rehabilitates rather than punishes, builds up rather than destroys, and puts importance on the community and education of its youth rather than the systematic imprisonment of its people."

Edgey Pires adds, "Vote for Proposition 47 and let's finally get rid of these idiotic and draconian laws that destroy lives and divide families over minor offenses like drug possession or shoplifting. By simply voting YES, you'll automatically be putting $150 million to $250 million per year into education and creating safe neighborhoods. The choice is obvious- VOTE YES ON 47!"

The Last Internationale first emerged in 2013 with their independent EP, New York, 'I Do Mind Dying. Legendary Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello made an introduction between Delila Paz and Edgy Pires and his longtime bandmate Brad Wilk. The drummer ended up joining the group, and they unleashed We Will Reign this past summer. They've performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and recently supported Robert Plant on tour.

For more information on The Last Internationale, please visit:
http://www.thelastinternationale.com/
http://www.facebook.com/TheLastInternationale
http://twitter.com/TLIMusic

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Oct 30, 2014 | Gabriel Kahane Releases New Digital EP Haircuts and Airports Available As A Free Download At Playbill.com For A Limited Time Starting October 31st

Kahane Teams Up with John Tiffany for Staged Version Of The Ambassador At BAM, UCLA, and Carolina Performing Arts

Oct 30, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A follow up to The Ambassador, hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums," the Haircuts & Airports EP is a continuation of Gabriel Kahane's musical exploration of Los Angeles.  It is available as a free download for a limited time at Playbill.com starting on October 31st. On November 4th it will be available for purchase at iTunes and all other DSPs.

The EP contains 3 new songs linked to architectural landmarks in the city of Los Angeles - including LAX and The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, as well as a cover of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II classic gem, "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," which Gabriel sees as an expression of the post-war optimism that drove architectural innovation in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. The EP also includes the haunting track "Veda (1 Pierce Dr.)" which appears on The Ambassador.

The songs on Haircuts & Airports are included in the staged version of The Ambassador, whose world premiere on October 22 at Carolina Performing Arts Center (Chapel Hill, NC) was met with rave reviews. Directed by Tony-award winner John Tiffany (Black WatchOnce, The Glass Menagerie) and designed by Tony-award winner Christine Jones (Spring AwakeningQueen of the Night), The Ambassador—at once a theater piece, song cycle, and musical dreamscape— arrives in New York December 10-13 at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater as part of the Next Wave Festival and in Los Angeles February 27-28, 2015 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. 

Kahane was born in Los Angeles and raised on the East Coast and in Northern California. "Starting in my late teens," he writes, "I began to spend more time in LA. I found myself chasing its soul— its aspiration, its spirit, its sadness— and wanted to express that. I've always had a preoccupation with buildings, and the relationships we form with them.  The songs on this album have varying narrative approaches: In 'Bradbury (304 Broadway)', I take on the role of Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in the seminal neo-noir film Blade Runner, much of which was shot at the Bradbury Building. In 'Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S. Figueroa St.)' I tell the tragic story of Latasha Harlins— a fifteen year old African-American girl shot and killed in 1991, just a year before the LA Riots— from the perspective of the deceased.  It is my hope that in this multitude of voices, something new about Los Angeles is said."

Director John Tiffany began his career developing and directing new plays in Scotland, which quickly brought him to international attention. In the National Theatre of Scotland's first season, he directed Black Watch, which won multiple Olivier and Critics Awards. For Once, which was created in the basement of a church, Tiffany won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Recent projects include The Glass Menagerie on Broadway, which was nominated for seven Tonys.

The Ambassador is an extension of Kahane's creative trajectory in recent years. His musical, February House, which was commissioned and produced by the Public Theater in New York, devoted an entire evening to a short-lived World War II-era commune at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn. More generally, Kahane has found inspiration in sources as varied as Craigslist (Craigslistlieder) and the American Guide Series, published by the WPA during the Great Depression (Gabriel's Guide to the 48 States). 

Haircuts And Airports EP Tracklisting

1.      Westin Bonaventure Hotel (404 S. Figueroa St.)   

2.      Haircuts & Airports (1 World Way)   

3.      The Castle (325 S. Bunker Hill Ave.)   

4.      Veda (1 Pierce Dr.)   

5.      The Folks Who Live on the Hill (1635 Woods Dr.)   

The Ambassador Dates
October 22, 2014 at 7:30
Chapel Hill, NC
Carolina Performing Arts
Tickets

December 10-13, 2014 at 7:30
Brooklyn, NY
BAM Harvey Theater
Details

February 27-28, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
Tickets 

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks Broadway, Masterworks, OKeh, Portrait, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

Media Contacts:
Angela Barkan or Larissa Slezak at Sony Music Masterworks, 212-833-8575/6075, angela.barkan@sonymusic.com, larissa.slezak@sonymusic.com

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Oct 29, 2014 | Sony Music Masterworks Signs Emily West

THE "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" FINALIST RELEASES A TWO-TRACK DIGITAL SINGLE ON DECEMBER 2ND FOLLOWED BY A FULL ALBUM IN THE SPRING

Oct 29, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks announces the signing of Emily West to the Portrait imprint. The powerhouse vocalist and songwriter was a finalist on Season 9 of NBC's "America's Got Talent."

West will release a two-track digital single on December 2nd featuring her sultry cover of Sia's "Chandelier" which brought the AGT audience to their feet, along with the Christmas favorite "Santa Baby."  Her debut full-length album will be released in Spring 2015.

"As America has already seen, Emily West is an exceptional talent with a bright career ahead of her," says Chuck Mitchell, SVP, Sony Music Masterworks, U.S. "Her appearances on AGT have already defined her as an important new interpreter of great songs both new and classic, and she's equally impressive on her own material. We're delighted to be helping her launch this new phase of her recording career."

West moved to Nashville at 18 with a dream to tell stories through song. A musical maverick in the masquerade of pin-up perfection, West dazzled audiences throughout the season transforming iconic hits like "Nights In White Satin" by the Moody Blues and "You Got It" by Roy Orbison into grand ballads, both of which will be included on the new album.

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks Broadway, Masterworks, OKeh, Portrait, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

For more information on Emily West visit:
http://emilywestofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/emilywest
@emilywestmusic
http://instagram.com/emilywestofficial

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

Oct 28, 2014 | The Airborne Toxic Event Release New Single "Wrong" Today

AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES AND ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS

FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, DOPE MACHINES, OUT EARLY 2015

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR HITS LOS ANGELES THIS WEEK AT THE GREEK THEATRE

Oct 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airborne Toxic Event just released their first single from their upcoming fourth full-length album Dope Machines [Epic Records], "Wrong", to iTunes and all digital retailers today. You can hear it at this link and purchase it here. The critically lauded, gold-selling Los Angeles outfit will unveil details for the album very soon. The new single sets the stage for the record as well as the next chapter for the group.

The Airborne Toxic Event Release New Single

"Wrong" bristles with the inimitable energy the band remains known for. Soaring keys and electronic textures merge with an unforgettable refrain that instantly moves. Meanwhile, the lyrics tell a relatable story of insecurity that's strangely infectious. The track began impacting Alternative Radio this week, and its music video will premiere on VEVO shortly.

Recently, literary tastemaker Los Angeles Review of Books penned an in-depth and insightful feature on the The Airborne Toxic Event's past, present, and future—entitled "The Sob in the Spine". It's not only a shining endorsement, but it paints the picture of frontman Mikel Jollett as a literary figure.

LA Review of Books Writer Cornel Bonca claims, "Lots of rock bands create more or less credible simulacra of meaningful sincerity, but dig deeper and most of the music collapses into lyrical obscurity, cooled-out posing, twee soft-headedness, ironic evasion, or outright bullshitting. The strength of Jollett's music is that he doesn't bullshit onstage and on the page, there's no ironic detachment; his intelligence is focused, heated, and up-front sincere—the models he evokes often are John Lennon and Springsteen, the man means it."

The piece also praised "Wrong" adding, "The emotional core of the song is pure unreconstructed Airborne Toxic Event. It's all there in Jollett's vocal, which starts with a delicate vulnerable falsetto in the verses and transitions to a powerfully ragged roar on the choruses."

Right now, The Airborne Toxic Event is in the midst of a highly successful North American tour. This current jaunt commenced with three sold out nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA and will conclude in Denver, CO with two sold out shows at the Ogden Theatre November 6-7.

At the New York City show, Diffuser lauded the new material writing, "They are gorgeous and the best of what Airborne are—soulful and introspective with hooks that stay with you," and mentioning they "could become staples at future shows." While in New Orleans, The Times-Picayune said the band "rocked the southeast corner of the French Quarter." Yahoo Music! also recently featured the band in a comprehensive profile and preview of the new album.

The band stands out as 21st century rock 'n' roll torchbearers. Their 2008 self-titled debut yielded the ubiquitous gold-selling single "Sometime Around Midnight", while its follow-ups All At Once [2010], and Such Hot Blood [2013] garnered wide spread critical acclaim. iTunes named "Sometime Around Midnight" the "#1 Alternative Song of the Year", and it spent a staggering eight weeks at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. HBO utilized it on their high-profile Network Season Promo. The group has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman four times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno four times, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! three times. Moreover, they've taken the stage at festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza and sold over 50,000 tickets in 2013 alone.

Stay tuned for more news about Dope Machines and The Airborne Toxic Event.

For more information on The Airborne Toxic Event, please visit:
http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/

http://www.facebook.com/TheAirborneToxicEvent

http://twitter.com/airborne_toxic

 

Tour Dates:



10/28

Sacramento, CA

Ace of Spades

10/30

Los Angeles, CA

The Greek Theatre

11/3

Salt Lake City, UT

The Depot

11/5

Aspen, CO

The Belly Up

11/6

Denver, CO

Ogden Theatre

11/7

Denver, CO

Ogden Theatre

12/12

Las Vegas, NV

The Joint (Holiday Havoc)

12/18

Buffalo, NY

First Niagara Center (The Kerfuffle Before Christmas)

 

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SOURCE Epic Records

Oct 27, 2014 | Vocalist And Songwriter Sachal Signs To Sony Music Masterworks

New Album Coming March 17, 2015

Oct 27, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks announces the signing of vocalist/songwriter Sachal to its OKeh Records imprint.  He will release his first album for OKeh, titled Slow Motion Miracles, on March 17, 2015.

The new album represents a change in direction for Sachal, who previously recorded three jazz vocal albums under his full name, Sachal Vasandani, for Mack Avenue Records. Slow Motion Miracles is produced by Michael Leonhart, best known for his work with Steely Dan and its co-founder Michael Fagen.  It's a full set of multilayered gems blended with a variety of styles, including indie pop, electronica, and new-school jazz.

"We're happy to join Sachal on this next very important step in his creative evolution," said Chuck Mitchell, SVP of Sony Music Masterworks, U.S. "He brings with him fresh songwriting skills, positive energy, and a surprisingly new musical approach, adding yet another set of colors to the rich palette of the OKeh roster."

Sony Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

www.sonymasterworks.com
www.sachalvasandani.com

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