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Peter Murphy Releases Live DVD 'Mr. Moonlight Tour - 35 Years of Bauhaus'

 “Murphy's prancing, posing, playing, and crooning made for a fiendish, gorgeously lit tour de force…His vocals sound exactly the same as they always have… …This Goth god's career is far from dead.” – LA Weekly (Live Review from Fonda Theatre)

Today, iconic frontman Peter Murphy releases his live DVD, Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus, filmed in Los Angeles last summer at the Fonda Theatre. The Mr. Moonlight Tour marked the first time since 2006 that Murphy performed full Bauhaus sets, and the first time he ever did so on his own.

Watch The Trailer For The Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus DVD:


Bauhaus formed in 1978 and achieved worldwide cult status that continues to this day. As the main man of the acclaimed outfit, Peter Murphy helped usher in ground breaking opaque moods and atmospheres into the post-punk landscape. Bauhaus originally split in 1983, but eventually bowed to public pressure to reform in 1998 and again in 2005.

Joshua Hyslop Releases New Single "Living & Dying"; Announces Headline Canadian Tour

“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.”- Mark Rheaume, CBC RADIO

"Great music. One of the warmest, soothing and rich sounds I've heard in a long time. Josh has created a beautiful, intimate soundscape backed with superb production. A pleasure to listen to!!”
- Alex Wharton, ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

Vancouver based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares new single “Living & Dying,” which is now available at iTunes. Premiering earlier on Exclaim!, “’Living & Dying’ deals with the issues of humanity’s negative impact on the natural world” explains Hyslop. “On a deeper level, it deals with our unwillingness to be involved in making changes or finding a solution, despite how frequently we talk about it.”

In the coming weeks, Hyslop will hit the road with a cross-country Canadian tour of hosted ‘Home’ shows, starting October 25th in Elliot Lake, Ontario and finishing on December 6th in Mission, B.C. A full list of dates is below.

William Close To Release 'Holidays' Album (Out November 4)

Nettwerk recording artist William Close & The Earth Harp Collective – a team of musicians, dancers, aerialists and artists - will release Holidays on November 4. Installation artist, musician and America’s Got Talent finalist William Close has built over 100 one-of-a-kind musical instruments, including the world’s largest string instrument, The Earth Harp. “It’s an instrument unlike anything Bach or Beethoven could have ever imagined,” writes The New York Times.

The re-recorded album is a collection of holiday classics, now featuring guest performances from singer-songwriters Landon Pigg, Lily Kershaw and Gareth Dunlap. Pigg lends his voice on the inspired cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River.” No stranger to collaboration, Pigg has also contributed tracks for several soundtracks, including Shrek Forever After and Whip It, in which Pigg had a supporting role opposite Ellen Page. Also on the album, fellow Nettwerk artist Gareth Dunlap on “We Three Kings” and label-mate Lily Kershaw on “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Kershaw, whose vocals transform this soulful holiday classic originally sung by Darlene Love, saw her own track “As It Seems” reach #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart after being featured on CBS series, Criminal Minds.

Listen To “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Here:

Guster To Release 'Evermotion,' First Album In Four Years (Out January 13); Listen To "Simple Machine"

 Listen To “Simple Machine” And B-Side “Long Night”:


 

Guster will release their first album in four years, Evermotion, fearlessly experimenting with new instruments and collaborations to create their most vibrant album yet. Produced by Shins keyboardist/Black Keys bassist Richard Swift, who has produced records for Damien Jurado, Foxygen and Stereolab, the new album bulldozes inhibitions, propelling the band to a harder-charging, more freewheeling sound. Evermotion is out January 13 as a joint release by Nettwerk Records and Guster’s own label Ocho Mule. Listen to the utterly infectious new single “Simple MachineTIME hails for its “frantic beats and crawling synthesizers”: http://bit.ly/1uGj7gg. The song is out today with B-side “Long Night,” also off the new album.

Sinéad O'Connor Billboard Cover Story; North American Tour Dates Announced

"Sinead's nearly 30-year career forms a portrait of an artist in conflict; a brilliant singer who remains musically, politically and personally uncompromising after forays into folk, pop, standards, reggae and points beyond. By definition, her catalog is erratic, but it's consistently bold and surprising...Its first single, "Take Me to Church," looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder…the song provides a stirring and frequently beautiful glimpse into the mind of a singer who searches constantly for improvements in herself." - NPR

Out today, Sinéad O’Connor releases her 10th studio album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (available HERE via Nettwerk Records). In a career that spans nearly 30 years, O’Connor sat down with Billboard Magazine to discuss past and present controversies that have reared their heads during her 30-year career – marriage, divorce, Saturday Night Live, illness, religion, abuse and twitter wars with other pop stars. Unequivocally raw and searingly honest O’Connor doesn’t flinch from matters that have made her one of the most polarizing and fascinating personalities in music today.

In advance of the album’s release O’Connor also sat down with Linda Wertheimer of NPR’s Weekend Edition to discuss the revamped look, the music industry and the inspiration behind tracks like “James Brown” feat. Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti) on saxophone, the autobiographical “8 Good Reasons” and lead single “Take Me To Church.” In addition O’Connor met up with Mantra Magazine for their cover story to talk about what her career has meant to her, looking back at almost thirty years in the music industry.

Shot in London, the official music video for lead single “Take Me To Church” features an incendiary performance by O’Connor and her band in a plot that alludes to her past and takes her right up to the present.

William Fitzsimmons Releases 'Acoustic Sessions' EP (Out Today)

 “a meticulously crafted, ephemeral wisp of a record that's full of high-quality daydream fuel”

AllMusic

“This is a consistently lovely, reflective if occasionally morose album” – American Songwriter

“a personal examination of life’s little changes” - AV Club

“Lions, is his most daring, emotional work yet” – Dallas Observer

"Fitzsimmons is able to sing between the notes, sounds you wouldn’t think go together fit like matching puzzle pieces” -
Elmore

Wiliam Fitzsimmons releases Acoustic Sessions, a collection of stripped down recordings from his latest studio album, Lions – out now. Recorded at his home studio in Illinois, the 4-song EP showcases Fitzsimmons’ consistently honest and tender balladry.

Listen To “Fortune (Acoustic)” Here:

Lions debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. A career-defining album, Lions is produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie with previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service among others).

Sinéad O'Connor Shares First Video From New Album 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss' (Out August 12)

 
"Sinead's nearly 30-year career forms a portrait of an artist in conflict; a brilliant singer who remains musically, politically and personally uncompromising after forays into folk, pop, standards, reggae and points beyond. By definition, her catalog is erratic, but it's consistently bold and surprising...Its first single, "Take Me to Church," looks back on a lifetime of battles and broken loves, only to find pathways to peace, redemption, forgiveness and wonder…the song provides a stirring and frequently beautiful glimpse into the mind of a singer who searches constantly for improvements in herself." - NPR

Today, Sinéad O’Connor shares the official music video for single “Take Me To Church,” the first track from her forthcoming studio album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (out via Nettwerk Records on August 12).

Shot in London, the video features an incendiary performance by Sinead and her band in a plot that alludes to her past and takes her right up to the present.

Frazey Ford To Release New Album 'Indian Ocean' On October 14

Frazey Ford, best known as the co-leader of beloved alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, returns with her second solo effort, Indian Ocean (October 14) -- a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold. Part of what gives Indian Ocean its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the famous singer's instrumental sound. There's affirmation in its 11 songs, as Ford's self-possession and passion puts flesh to the musical bones. Lead single “September Fields,” which premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered, is available now on iTunes.

Listen To “September Fields” Here:

Scars On 45 New Album 'Safety In Numbers' Out October 7

British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 will release their sophomore full-length album, Safety In Numbers, on October 7, with lead single “Crazy For You” available today on iTunes. The band has been on the road all summer promoting the album, with newly announced September dates opening for Better Than Ezra. A full list of tour dates is below.

LISTEN TO & SHARE “CRAZY FOR YOU” HERE:

Safety In Numbers is the result of pure honesty, emotion and hard work. When the band parted ways with their former label, they were determined to carry on. They self-funded Safety In Numbers, which was recorded between Minneapolis, MN with their good friend Eric Olsen and Leeds, England with producer Will Jackson. In the end, they launched a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the completion of the album. The response from fans was enormous.

Jay Brannan Premieres New Video For "Blue-Haired Lady" From Upcoming Album 'Always, Then, & Now'

Jay Brannan has released a new video for "Blue-Haired Lady" from his forthcoming full-length album Always, Then, & Now, which he will self-release on July 15. The video, which premiered on Billboard.com, was directed by Los Angeles-based directing duo Rich Dorato & Adam Franklin of the creative group Who Ate My Teeth?, whose previous work include videos for Feist, Mastadon, Peaches and others. 

Brannan's tour in support of Always, Then, & Now launches July 16 in Boston. Click here for all dates.

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