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New to the Airwaves – Albums Out Today (Feb 1)

New to the Airwaves – Albums Out Today (Feb 1)

OH HEY concert season preparation crews. Let’s get busy! Tons of bands are in full swing announcing their Spring and Summer Tours and we are literally living for it.

This week’s arrivals are sure to find homes on many a playlist, especially with Beirut ,Cherry Glazerr, Set It Off, Nina Nesbitt  and more, dropping full-lengths.

To wrap up this week we’ve got some much anticipated arrivals that has us tapping our toes, crossing our arms, and screeching, “Finally!” We’re sure you can see which ones we think you should grab and which ones we think may deserve a pass… Dive in at your own risk, and let’s hear your picks!


**All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change.


American Authors  Seasons (Island)

Andy Burrows & Matt Haig – Reasons To Stay Alive

Ashley All Day – Plug Diaries

Balms – Mirror

Beirut – Gallipoli

Big Wild – Superdream

Blank Range – In Unison

Bowery Electric – Lushlife (20th Anniversary Edition)

Brian Cadd – Silver City

Broods – Don’t Feed the Pop Master

Boy Harsher – Careful

Business of Dreams – Ripe For Anarchy

Busted – Half Way There

Camp Crush – Run EP

Ceylon – Ceylon EP

Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready

A Crash Republic – Homewreckers: Sweet Apathy

Dave Harrington (of Darkside) – Pure Imagination, No Country

Deep State – The Path to Fast Oblivion

Deer Tick Mayonnaise (PTKF)

Der Rote Milan – Moritat (Unholy Conspiracy)

Dethonator – Race Against the Sun, Part One

Donald Lawrence – Goshen

Elujay – Adojio

Emily King – Scenery

Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream (10th Anniversary Reissue)

Finlay Shakespeare – Domestic Economy

Funambulista – El Observatorio

Girlpool – What Chaos Is Imaginary (Anti/Epitaph)

Grandchildren – Grandchildren (Ernest Jennings)

Grateful Dead – Road Trips Vo. 3 No. 4 – Penn State / Cornell ’80

Guided By Voices – Zeppelin Over China (GBV Inc)

Harriet Brown – Mall of Fortune

Hedfuzy – Waves (Hostile)

Highasakite – Uranium Heart Propeller Recordings

Ian Brown – Ripples Black Koi

Jealous of the Birds – Wisdom Teeth EP

John Powell – How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Jungstötter – Love Is PIAS

Karolina Rose – INVICTA EP

Le Butcherettes bi/MENTAL (Rise Records)

The Legion – Three The Bronx Way

Linda Ronstadt – Live in Hollywood (reissue)

Listen to Girl – Long-term World

The Lonely Heartstring Band – Smoke & Ashes

Lou Doillon – Soliloquy

Luttrell – Into Clouds

Mandolin Orange – Tides Of A Teardrop

Masaki Batoh – Nowhere

MORILD – Så kom mørket…

The Moth & The Flame – Ruthless

Nina Nesbitt – The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change (Cooking Vinyl)

Offset Jim – No Pressure

Ossarium – Living Tomb (20 Buck Spin)

P.O.S – Never Better (10th Anniversary Reissue)

Patrick Daphier – Say I’m Pretty

Phil Collins – A Hot Night in Paris..Live(Reissue)

Phil Collins – Serious Hits… Live! (Reissue)

Pulchra Morte – Divina Autem Et Aniles (Ceremonial)

Q Da Fool & Kenny Beats – Bad Influence – EP

Reed Foehl – Lucky Enough

The Ruins – The Ruins

Rustin Man (Talk Talk’s Paul Webb) – Drift Code

Set It Off Midnight (Fearless)

The Singing Contractors – Hymns & Gospel Classics – Springhouse – Capitol

Small Talks – A Conversation Between Us

Soen – Lotus

The Specials – Encore

Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls Marathon Artists / Milk

Spielbergs – This Is Not the End

Steve Dadaian – Follow the Light

Thetan – Abysmal (Anti Corporate)

Thyla – What’s On Your Mind EP

Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls

TOTM – Bliss | Blurred

Warish – Warish EP

White Lies – Five

Within Temptation Resist (Spinefarm)

Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium


New Videos:

Lil Baby has shared the video for his track “Global” off his latest mixtape Street Gossip, out now on Quality Control Music / Motown Records / Capitol Records / Wolfpack Global. The video documents his recent travels to Paris, Manchester, Lagos in Nigeria, Freeport in the Bahamas and more as he continues on his path of global stardom. Yesterday Baby announced The New Generation Tour across the US with QC label-mates City Girls, Jordan Hollywood and Marlo, LA rapper Blueface and more. Tickets are on-sale tomorrow here,

2018 Rookie-of-the-Year Lil Baby has had an all-star rise. In just a year and a half he has exploded onto the scene with his six solo projects including his highest-charting mixtape Street Gossip which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the critically-acclaimed debut album Harder Than Ever, which debuted at #3 on and featured the RIAA Certified Platinum smash hit “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake. This year he also collaborated with fellow Atlanta native Gunna on their stellar joint mixtape Drip Harder which also debuted at #3, and boasted the 3-time RIAA Certified Platinum single “Drip Too Hard” which held #1 at Urban Radio for three weeks in a row. Just last night he took the stage with Yo Gotti to perform their new song “Put a Date On It” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his second TV performance in the past half a year.

During his rapid rise in music, Lil Baby has racked up more than 3.8 BILLION streams across all platforms and recapped his compelling story on film in his ‘ Preacherman‘ documentary. He also joined Drake as a special guest on the ‘Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour‘ and made his debut TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Yes Indeed.” After performing and being nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at last year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, signing a deal with Reebok, and multiple chart-dominating projects and singles, there is no question that Lil Baby is one of the leaders of this generation in hip-hop.



March 13th – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

March 14th – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

March 18th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

March 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

March 22nd – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

March 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair

March 25th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium

March 27th – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion

March 28th – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater

March 29th – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

March 30th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

April 1st – Chicago, IL – Riviera

April 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

April 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

April 4th – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

April 5th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

April 8th – New York, NY – Terminal 5

April 9th – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

April 10th – Boston, MA – House of Blues

April 13th – Providence, RI – The Strand

April 14th – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater

April 17th – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

April 18th – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

April 19th – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

April 20th – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy


Judah & the Lion drops the official music video for their new single “Over my head” today as the song breaks into the TOP 15 at Alternative Radio its second week out and racks up more the 1 MILLION streams. The clip premiered live today via YouTube at 2pm PT/5pm ET. Over my head” follows the ascent of “Take It All Back” which spent three weeks at#1 at Alternative Radio before launching the band onto an international stage.

The band is thrilled to also announce Pep Talks: An Intimate Album Listening and Storytelling Experience Presented by Judah & the Lion, which will hit 6 cities across the southeast this April. At each event, Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald, and Nate Zuercher will be on hand to tell the story behind the 17-track Pep Talks, giving fans an exclusive, intimate listening experience ahead of the release. Pep Talks is their forthcoming third album and is set to be released this Spring via Cletus the Van/Caroline. The LP will include “Over my head” – a deeply personal track from frontman Judah Akers, who opens up about his struggles during a time that was both professionally exciting and personally turbulent – and December’s multi-track release “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Pep Talk.”

Purchase of a ticket will include the forthcoming album. Fans will also have an opportunity to enter for a chance to meet the band at their date by clicking here. Fans can also submit their questions for Judah, Nate, and Brian here. Proceeds from the events will benefit local non-profits (TBA) with help from High Five Squad, a non-profit by Judah & the Lion.

In addition to the April run, Judah & the Lion have been announced for this year’s HangoutMusic Festival in May and Lollapalooza Paris this summer, with many more live shows set to be announced soon. For the most up-to-date information, please visit


April 16 @ Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA

April 17 @ Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN

April 18 @ 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA

April 23 @ Rudder Theatre in College Station, TX

April 24 @ George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR

April 25 @ Blue Note in Columbia, MO

May 17 @ Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL

July 20 @ Lollapalooza Paris in Paris, France

New Single:

Billie Eilish releases new track “bury a friend” with Debut Album Pre-order “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” on Darkroom/Interscope Records.

Tour Announcements:


NORTH AMERICAN FATHER OF THE BRIDE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED Including Madison Square Garden September 6, Hollywood Bowl October 2 & More, Father of the Bride Out Spring 2019 on Columbia Records. Self-Titled Debut Album Certified Platinum.

Vampire Weekend has confirmed the itinerary of its most ambitious North American tour to date, running May 17 through October 8. Produced by Live Nation, the Father of the Bride Tour will feature the band’s biggest headline shows to date, including a September 6 stand at Madison Square Garden, an October 2 stop at the Hollywood Bowl, and festival headlines including Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL and Firefly in Dover, DE.

Tickets for the Vampire Weekend 2019 Tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 8th at 12pm local time at To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, February 3rd at 12pm EST HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, February 5th at 10am local time through Thursday, February 7th at 10pm local time. More on verified fan here:

Every online ticket purchased by U.S. residents will be accompanied by a physical CD copy of the band’s forthcoming album, Father of the Bride.

Last week Vampire Weekend released the songs “Harmony Hall” and “2021″ from their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride, to an ecstatic critical reaction.

Father of the Bride will be released spring 2019 on Columbia Records.

In other news, congratulations are due to Vampire Weekend and XL Recordings on the band’s eponymous debut album being certified Platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales in excess of 1,000,000.

Vampire Weekend was released January 29th, 2008 by XL, and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. In addition to being newly certified Platinum in the U.S., the album has previously been certified Platinum by the BPI in the UK, and Gold by Music Canada and ARIA in Australia.

The first band to grace the cover of SPIN magazine before an album was even released, Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, Chris Tomson and former member Rostam Batmanglij met in 2005 at Columbia University in New York City.  “Even without an album, Vampire Weekend has made one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” said The New York Times of the band’s earliest recordings.

The accolades continued through the album’s release, as Vampire Weekend appeared on 2008 Top 10 lists of Time, NPR, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Pitchfork and countless others, as well as winning the NME award for “Best New American Indie/Alternative Band.” The band also made its first of three appearances on Saturday Night Live, as well as debut performances on  The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Since their debut, Vampire Weekend have released two additional albums, both of which debuted at #1 and have been certified Gold in the U.S.: 2010’s GRAMMY-nominated Contra, and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won that year’s GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album.

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North American Father of the Bride Tour 2019

May 17, 2019 — Gulf Shores, AL — Hangout Music Festival

June 05, 2019 — Toronto, ON — RBC Echo Beach

June 07, 2019 — Indianapolis, IN — Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

June 08, 2019 — Milwaukee, WI — BMO Harris Pavilion

June 09, 2019 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory

June 11, 2019 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee

June 12, 2019 —  St. Louis, MO — Fabulous Fox Theatre

June 14, 2019 — Cleveland, OH — Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

June 15, 2019 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion

June 16, 2019 — Chicago, IL — Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

June 18, 2019 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater

June 21, 2019 — Raleigh, NC — Red Hat Amphitheater

June 22, 2019 — Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

June 23, 2019 — Dover, DE — Firefly Festival

August 16, 2019 — Oklahoma City, OK — The Criterion

August 17, 2019 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall

August 18, 2019 — Dallas, TX —The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

August 20, 2019 — Austin, TX — ACL Live

August 21, 2019 — Austin, TX — ACL Live

August 24, 2019 — Miami, FL — James L. Knight Center

August 25, 2019 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre

August 27, 2019 — Atlanta, GA — Fox Theatre

August 30, 2019 — Norfolk, VA — Ted Constant Convocation Center

September 03, 2019 — Boston, MA — Agganis Arena

September 04, 2019 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for the Performing Arts

September 06, 2019 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

September 08, 2019 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS

September 25, 2019 — Vancouver, BC — Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park

September 27, 2019 — Seattle, WA — WaMu Theater

September 28, 2019 — Portland, OR — McMenamins Edgefield

October 01, 2019 — San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

October 02, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl

October 03, 2019 — San Diego, CA — CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

October 06, 2019 — Salt Lake City, UT— The Complex

October 08, 2019 — Denver, CO— Red Rocks Amphitheatre









Jim James has announced plans for a spring headline tour. The Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion tour – which sees James backed by his longtime live band – begins May 1 at Charleston, SC’s Charleston Music Hall and then continues through the month. James – who has only just wrapped up a series of intimate European headline shows – will bring his first full band performances of last year’s Uniform Distortion along with selections from his entire catalogue to U.S. festivals at Atlanta, GA’s Shaky Knees Music Festival (May 4), Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 15), Telluride, CO’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 20-23), and Quincy CA’s High Sierra Music Festival (July 4-7).

Spotify and presales begin Wednesday, January 30 at 10 am (local). Local presales follow on Thursday, January 31 at 10 am (local). All presales conclude Thursday, January 31 at 10 pm (local). All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, February 1 at 10 am (local). For complete details, please see

In partnership with RPM, $1 from every ticket purchased for the Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion tour will benefit My Morning Jacket’s Waterfall Project, whose beneficiary for this tour will be the Young Authors Greenhouse, a nonprofit organization in Louisville, KY that inspires students ages 6-8 from diverse communities to grow their imaginations through writing.


2019 TOUR


1 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

3 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

4 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival

5 – New Orleans, Joy Theater

8 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater

10 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre

12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre

14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

15 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

20 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

22 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

23 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater

25 – Boulder, CO – Bluebird Music Festival (solo acoustic)



15 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

20-23 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival



4-7 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival

In other news, James recently announced the upcoming release of UNIFORM DISTORTION/CLARITY: DELUXE EDITION, an expanded vinyl reissue joining his acclaimed 2018 album, UNIFORM DISTORTION, with its acoustic companion volume, UNIFORM CLARITY. Limited to 1,000 individually numbered units, UNIFORM DISTORTION/CLARITY: DELUXE EDITION arrives via ATO on March 22.

Paired in a die-cut gatefold jacket, pressed on specialty foil, UNIFORM DISTORTION/CLARITY: DELUXE EDITION sees both albums printed on newly colored vinyl, with UNIFORM DISTORTION available in a black and gold vinyl mix and UNIFORM CLARITY in a black and white vinyl mix. Furthermore, UNIFORM DISTORTION/CLARITY: DELUXE EDITION appends UNIFORM DISTORTION with two tracks from the original sessions, “It Will Work Out” and “Flash In The Pan” (Rock and Roll Versions) – both first released on Uniform Clarity – and also includes an exclusive 7″ single comprised of four never-before-heard cover versions: “Hot Burrito #1” (originally performed by The Flying Burrito Brothers), “How?” (John Lennon), “Fallin’ Rain” (Link Wray) and “Dark End of the Street” (written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman and recorded by innumerable legendary artists). Lastly, UNIFORM DISTORTION/CLARITY: DELUXE EDITION includes a double-sided foldout poster signed by James and exclusive to this release.

James’ third solo album, UNIFORM DISTORTION was greeted with worldwide critical praise upon its arrival earlier this year. “With driving guitar riffs and catchy hooks combined with his signature soaring vocals,” wrote the Associated Press, James delivers an utterly engaging, hard-charging, straight-ahead record that almost feels like a throwback to a different era while also being very much current.” “UNIFORM DISTORTIONis a collection of intentionally rough, loud songs,” noted NPR. “Backed by an efficient two-man rhythm section, there’s an emphasis on James’ guitar, which has a ragged, sometimes blaring sound…it seeks release in letting loose, in the pleasure music can give from creating wild, anarchic spaces within the framework of pop music song structures. There’s an art to summoning up chaos and an equal reward in keeping that chaos under control.” The Guardian declared the LP to be “a giddily powerful response to these troubled times…(James’) mix of musical joie de vivre and lyrical home truths prove fiendishly effective.” “UNIFORM DISTORTION carries an optimistic excitement,” wrote Consequence of Sound. “Its success lies in the honesty and purity that went into its creation.” “Jim James lets his hair down on fuzz- drenched fourth solo album,” declared MOJO in a four-starred lead review. “Going through the emotions never seemed so cool.” “(James) sounds like he’s having a blast,” raved Rolling Stone. “And you will too”

James made a number of live appearances surrounding the release of UNIFORM DISTORTION, including sold out full band shows in New York and Los Angeles, as well as high profile TV performances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Recorded over three days at Los Angeles’s Eastwest Studios with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs), UNIFORM CLARITY arrived in October and swiftly earned critical attention of its own. “UNIFORM DISTORTION was meant to echo the chaos and cacophony of these tumultuous times while UNIFORM CLARITY is intended as a means of taking an opposite tack,” wrote Paste, “to provide some insight, and presumably some assurance as well. This time around, the 11 songs that graced the initial disc provide a serene counterpoint, one that coaxes the listener along and shares some sentiment along the way.” “Ultimately, UNIFORM CLARITY reiterates that immutable fact already demonstrated on UNIFORM DISTORTION: Jim James is a great songwriter,” declared Exclaim!  “This revised version offers fans a chance to listen closely to those musical constructions, at their most skeletal, revealing an often wondrous gestation process.”


Until next week!

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