Tomorrow on Steve “Renman” Rennie's broadcast “Renman Live,” Jeff Castelaz, President of Elektra Records, is the guest. Tune in live at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT to join the conversation. If you have any questions for the two to answer tomorrow, leave them in the replies, where you can also find a teaser video.
Run the Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have posted a snippet of a new track called "Blockbuster Night Part 1." The preview comes as they prepare to embark on their North American tour starting this week. Stream the snippet and check the tour dates in the replies. Also, their follow-up to last years Run the Jewels is also being mixed tomorrow, so expect the record soon.
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers has done something pretty cool for fans of his new album, Strange Desire. He's gone on Yelp and detailed where he was and the meaning behind each song on his band's excellent new album. Check it out here.
Today we're excited to announce we'll be partnering up with No Sleep Records for their first ever tour. The "Death to False Music" tour will be heading across the country this October. Rescuer and Aviator will be anchoring the bill with Seasons Change on the west coast dates and The Felix Culpa on the east coast. Hit the replies to see all the dates so far announced -- tickets will go on sale this Friday. Label owner, Chris Hansen, had this to say about his label's first tour:
Doing a No Sleep tour has always been something we've wanted to do, and could not be more pleased with the first of hopefully many to come. Much love for all the bands doing the tour, and we hope you enjoy it.
I like “A Little Lost” because it’s all about kissing. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser.
Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who received amnesty late last year after serving 21 months in prison and pre-trial confinement, are each seeking €120,000 (more than $161,000) in compensation, plus €10,000 (more than $13,000) in court fees.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Fashion Meets Music Festival and headlining artist R. Kelly have come to the mutual decision to cancel Kelly’s upcoming performance, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, August 29th. FMMF will still proceed as planned on August 29-31st in Columbus, Ohio.
The biggest buzz came from Body Count, the rap-metal crossover group fronted by hip-hop icon Ice-T. Ice-T - these days a household name who is perhaps better known for his acting career than his music - certainly doesn't need to be doing this, but he's there for the love of it. He even brought his son, Ice Morrow, on tour to perform backing vocals. Most of the crowd seemed to go to the set purely out of curiosity, but it didn't take long for them to get roped in by Ice's showmanship.