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William Fitzsimmons To Release 'Lions' (February 18); Listen To "Centralia"

On February 18, William Fitzsimmons will release Lions, his follow-up LP to 2010’s well-received Gold In The Shadow. 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), Lions is a career-defining album that explores Fitzsimmons’ personal transformation over the last few years.

“The last couple years have been...full (kind of difficult to describe years in a single word). They have been wonderful, painful, long, incredibly brief, and more educational and rewarding than any I've ever lived before. ‘Lions’ is something I'm terribly proud of and utterly connected to,” says Fitzsimmons.

In advance of the album, Fitzsimmons partnered with Paste to reveal an acoustic performance of the first track from the album, called “Centralia.”

  

Hem's Dan Messé Tapped For Broadway Adaptation Of Academy Award-Nominated Film, 'Amélie'

Four years into the production process, Dan Messé (of NY-based collective Hem) took to the band's Facebook page to announce his involvement in the Broadway adaptation of the beloved and Academy Award-nominated film Amélie.

Given his expertise in the field of composing, it's no surprise that Messé had been commissioned to take on the project. Shortly after Hem completed music for the Public Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in Central Park, Messé was approached by a team of producers to bring his unique style to their forthcoming project.

Fans of Hem and Amélie will appreciate the new score.  "There's a real osmosis that goes on between the two projects. I think that Hem fans will definitely find a lot to love in this score. And vice versa, Amélie fan will hopefully discover Hem. I hope that new audiences discover the band," says Messé.

Read more in the Paste article HERE.

In the coming weeks, Hem will be doing a handful of dates to support the release of their fifth full-length album, Departure And Farewell (Available HERE).  Dates below.  

Listen to "Tourniquet" from 'Departure And Farewell':

Angus Stone Announces First Solo North American Tour

"a plaintive melody and muscular guitar riff create dreamy tension" – USA Today
“…bears a resonance imcomparable to anything Angus has ever done.” – Paste

Nettwerk Records releases Broken Brights, the exceptional solo effort from Angus Stone, perhaps better known as half of the acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone, and the voice behind the pair's stand-out track "Big Jet Plane," which has more than 11 million YouTube views.

Starting September 11th, Angus takes to the road to share the album across North America. The month-long headline tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the famed Troubadour music venue and wraps in Philadelphia, PA on September 30. This is the first time Angus has toured North America without his co-conspirator and sister, Julia Stone.

Angus Stone Shares "Bird On The Buffalo" Music Video

On Friday, Paste Magazine partnered up with Angus Stone to premiere the official music video for "Bird On The Buffalo" from his forthcoming summer release, Broken Brights.  Visually stunning, the video features towering sand dunes, owls, wolves, and real-life girlfriend, Isabel Lucas.

Filmed in California's Joshua Tree National Park and directed by Jessie Hill, the cinematic exquisiteness is the handy work of Oscar-winning cinematographer Sion Michel.

Admiral Fallow Announces UK Tour Dates; Song Featured In Super Bowl XLVI Ad

Glasgow's Admiral Fallow (an NPR "Band to Watch" at SXSW 2011 and Paste Magazine's #3 Top International tip in the USA for 2012) have had an exciting couple of weeks. “Squealing Pigs,” their foot-stomping, clarinet-driven, sing-along single from their critically acclaimed debut album Boots Met My Face, was the soundtrack to a GE commercial that made its network television premiere during Super Bowl XLVI to an estimated audience of over 111 million. The track was also used in an episode of NBC’s Chuck. The track, already a favorite in the UK, was released in North America on February 5, 2012 as a digital single on Lo-Five Records via INgrooves and features newly designed artwork. Get it here.

The band has just completed their sophomore album, which will be released via their new label home, Nettwerk, in May. The upcoming release was mixed by Paul Savage at Glasgow’s Chem 19 (Mogwai, King Creosote) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, The National, Battles) at Sterling Sound NYC. More album details will follow, but in the meantime,  Admiral Fallow has just announced an extensive UK tour starting April 22, 2012.

"Beetle in The Box," the first single to be taken from the new album, received its debut spin on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show on January 25 and has had subsequent plays on Radio 2 and BBC 6Music, XFM etc. The band is offering fans the chance to download the single for free from their site www.admiralfallow.com, for a limited time. Keep reading for full list of UK tour dates. 

The Submarines To Release 'Shoelaces EP' On December 20th

The Submarines - Selections from The Shoelaces EP by nettwerkmusicgroup 

Los Angeles duo The SubmarinesBlake Hazard and John Dragonetti—are celebrating the holidays with the release of a new 6-track EP. Out December 20th, the Shoelaces Ep features stripped-down versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire” (from their latest critically-acclaimed album Love Notes/Letter Bombs), covers of New Order’s “Your Silent Face” and Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” and a re-worked and slowed-down version of the band’s most popular track to date, “You, Me And The Bourgeoisie,” recorded at Eagle Rock, CA studio The Ship. For this week only, the full EP is streaming exclusively at PasteMagazine.com.

Of the stripped versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire,” Hazard says, “The original tracks seemed to hatch almost fully formed in the studio, with most of the instrumentation arranged and recorded before the lyrics. After months of touring and sometimes getting to play stripped-down versions of the songs, we really wanted to capture this simpler sound of two people playing in a room together. Going back and sort of reconstructing them felt more intimate and connected--just a very different feel from the big-beat versions.”

The Shoelaces EP is currently available for pre-order in iTunes, with a physical version being sold through the band’s webstore. Fans who purchase the EP through the band’s online store (here) also receive a free pair of Submarines-themed shoelaces (yes, real shoelaces!).

Keep reading for more information.

Paste Launches Exclusive Listening Party For The Submarines' 'Love Notes/Letter Bombs'

 

Our friends at PasteMagazine.com have launched an exclusive listening party for Love Notes/Letter Bombs, the 3rd studio album from indie-pop duo The Submarines, out April 5. Additionally, Paste will host a special Twitter chat Thursday, April 31 from Noon ET - 2:00pm ET.  Check out the listening party and Twitter details HERE.

The Subs spring tour launches Thursday, April 7 in Costa Mesa, CA at Detroit Bar.  Keep reading for full list of dates.

William Fitzsimmons' Full Album Now Available At Paste

Set for release March 22, William Fitzsimmons’ forthcoming album, Gold In The Shadow, is currently streaming at Paste Magazine. Click HERE to listen. Best said by Q Magazine, “the process of writing music is often seen as being a cathartic one for the artist involved, but no more so is this the case than with the incredibly talented William Fitzsimmons.” See below for tour dates.

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