Sunday, June 12, 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Archers of Loaf, Cherri Bomb, Deer Clan Singers: releases set to land soon

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Track-Listing For 'I'm With You'


Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the full track-listing for their upcoming tenth studio album, I'm With You, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 30, 2011. It is as follows:

"Monarchy of Roses"

"Factory of Faith"

"Brendan's Death Song"


"Annie Wants a Baby"

"Look Around"

"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"

"Did I Let You Know"

"Goodbye Hooray"

"Happiness Loves Company"

"Police Station"

"Even You Brutus?"

"Meet Me at the Corner"

"Dance, Dance, Dance"

Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I'm With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band's previous five albums, 2006's Stadium Arcadium, 2002's By The Way, 1999's Californication, 1995's One Hot Minute, and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman.

I'm With You is the band's first new album since the two-set Stadium Arcadium, which debuted at Number One in 28 countries around the world, including the U.S.- their first Number One album on the Los Angeles quartet's home turf. The album spawned three Number One Modern Rock hits: "Dani California" (which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 and is one of three songs in the history of Billboard's Alternative Chart to debut at No. 1), "Tell Me Baby," and "Snow (Hey Oh)." To support Stadium Arcadium, the Chili Peppers played to millions of fans around the world throughout 2007, including sold-out arena tours of Europe and North America, appearances at the Fuji Festival in Japan and Live Earth in London, and headlining slots at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and the Leeds and Reading Festivals in the U.K.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California, "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, will perform for the first time in Hong Kong on August 9, 2011 at the AsiaWorld Arena as well as headline Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka on August 13 and in Tokyo on August 14. They will also headline at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 24.

Merge Records To Reissue Archers of Loaf Albums
An Expanded Ikky Mettle to Be Reissued on August 2, 2011
Reunion Tour, Happening NOW!

Merge Records will reissue all four Archers of Loaf studio albums, starting with their acclaimed 1993 debut album Icky Mettle on August 2. Re-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Robert Christgau, Icky Mettle will come with bonus material including the entire Archers of Loaf vs. The Greatest of All Time EP as well as singles and b-sides from the Icky Mettle era. It will be available on CD, limited-edition blue vinyl, and digital download. Reissues of Vee Vee, All the Nationís Airports, and White Trash Heroes will follow next year.

Download "What Did You Expect" from an out-of-print Merge 7-inch included on the Icky Mettle reissue.

Singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann, guitarist Eric Johnson, bassist Matt Gentling, and drummer Mark Price formed Archers of Loaf in Chapel Hill, NC, in 1991. Icky Mettle was the first of four studio albums for the band that seemed to personify what SPIN magazine deemed ìa tremendously optimistic time in underground music, that 15-minute period in the early 1990s when it looked like indie rock really might take over the world.î

After a now famous secret show opening for The Love Language at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC last January, Archers of Loaf kicked off their first tour since the fall of 1998 with a sold-out show at the Grey Eagle in their hometown of Asheville, NC. A raucous set at the Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day weekend followed and was captured by NPR Music. The band will perform multiple dates at smaller venues across the country in an effort to replicate the more raw experience for which they are famous.

The band has just announced four additional shows: July 24 at The Earl in Atlanta, August 20 at Catís Cradle in Carrboro, NC, September 8 at MusicfestNW in Portland and September 9 at Neumoís in Seattle. Tickets are on sale now!

In addition to these dates, Archers of Loaf will make their late-night television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 24.

Pre-order Icky Mettle on CD or LP now in the Merge store to receive an exclusive download of live video from the January 2011 show at Cat's Cradle, as well as a download of the re-mastered original album.

Hear the band's recent live in-studio performance on KEXP–Seattle:
For pre-sale access, sign up for the fan club here:


June 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
June 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
June 11 – Austin, TX @ Emoís
June 12 – Dallas, TX @ The LOFT at the Palladium
June 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
June 26 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
July 8 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
July 9 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)
July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (SOLD OUT)
July 23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (SOLD OUT)
July 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
August 5 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (SOLD OUT)
August 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

August 19 – Carrboro, NC @ Catís Cradle (SOLD OUT)
August 20 – Carrboro, NC @ Catís Cradle
September 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 8 – Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW
September 9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumoís (on sale Friday/Saturday)




Hollywood Records has announced that it has signed all-girl rock group Cherri Bomb, one of the hottest up-and-coming bands coming out of Los Angeles.

The group - Julia Pierce (vocals/guitar), Nia Lovelis (drums/vocals), Miranda Miller (guitar/keyboards/ vocals), and Rena Lovelis (bass/vocals) – have begun recording their debut EP slated for release later this summer.

"We've been working so hard for three years - intense rehearsals, lots of gigging (including opening slots with the Smashing Pumpkins, Filter, Camp Freddy, and Chelsea Girls among others) - it was blood, sweat, and tears literally. Signing with Hollywood Records validated all of that,” says drummer Nia Lovelis.

Along with their own material, Cherri Bomb have been playing a few choice covers at their shows including a hard rocking rendition of the Foo Fighters’ hit “The Pretender” for which they recently shot a video with director Giles Dunning (White Stripes, Iggy Pop, Weezer, Vampire Weekend). Click here to view the video: Cherri Bomb on VEVO

Among the group's biggest supporters is Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins who invited Cherri Bomb to open on the Pumpkins' 2010 tour and invited Julia onstage to sing the band's rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s "Landslide" with him. "It was the highlight of my life!" exclaims Julia.

This summer Cherri Bomb will hit Europe for the first time to play some of the biggest festivals in the world including Oxegen, Sonisphere, T in the Park, and Reading and Leeds Festivals. "We're so excited. It's our first time going to Europe and playing these festivals with some of our favorite bands and some of our idols - Foo Fighters, Weezer, and My Chemical Romance. We can't believe it's happening to us," says Miranda.

Catch Cherri Bomb live this summer. Dates listed below.

July 6 London, England Borderline

July 8 County Kildare, Ireland Oxegen Festival

July 9 Knebworth House, England Sonisphere Festival

July 10 Kinross-Shire, Scotland T in the Park Festival

Aug. 20 Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival

Aug. 23 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso

Aug. 26 Reading, England Reading Festival

Aug. 27 Leeds, England Leeds Festival

Aug. 28 Paris, France Festival Rock en Seine

For more information on Cherri Bomb, visit the band's official Web site at

Deer Clan Singers Release First Album

Music Maker Relief Foundation and music group the Deer Clan Singers are proud to announce the release of their first album, Deers R Us on September 20, 2011. Deers R Us is the 138th release on the Music Maker Relief Foundation label, an organization that helps make available recordings that would probably otherwise never be issued.

Deers R Us features sixteen singers, led by Dave Locklear, performing traditional Tuscarora Nation music. The incredible harmonies found on the album are distinct to the Tuscarora Nation -- traditional Indian music rarely includes harmony. The music found on this album has been sung in Robeson County, North Carolina for centuries, influencing many other genres of music throughout history.

This recording was done at the Music Maker studio in Hillsborough, NC, and was facilitated by Music Maker Founder Tim Duffy, on the last day of another recording by Nammy Award Winning artist Pura Fé Crescioni.

As Pura Fé explains, “Tuscarora musical heritage goes way back. Their oral history explains that the Iroquois people filled out long tracks of land, that spanned from present day South Carolina to New York and up into Canada. All shared the common Tutelo trade language and often lodged together in present day Carolina’s. As Tuscaroras from North Carolina, we’ve come a long way, to bring back what’s been buried.”

The Deer Clan Singers lift up their voices on Deers R Us to create music that carries you to the homeplace of the Tuscarora Nation, enveloping you in centuries-old tradition.

Music Maker Relief Foundation helps the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs. We present these musical traditions to the world so American culture will flourish and be preserved for future generations.

For more information visit the Music Maker Web site at

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