Sunday, February 03, 2013

Inbox Update: Doheny Blues Fest update, OMD, She & Him

Here is the latest roundup of releases to land in my magical inbox...Jimmie Vaughan, OMD, She & Him - plenty of new music to look forward to for sure!

Doheny Blues Fest 2013: Jimmie Vaughan and
The Tilt-A-Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton

Jimmie & Lou Ann return to Doheny Blues after 10 years!

Jimmie Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. In a career spanning more than 5 decades, Vaughan has won multiple Grammy Awards, appeared in several films and released 6 critically acclaimed solo albums. Not to mention, he was a founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Joining Vaughan in his Tilt-A-Whirl Band will be Texas female vocalist Lou Ann Barton. Barton is one of the finest purveyors of raw, unadulterated roadhouse blues and can belt out a lyric with poise and confidence. 

For more details on everything related to the upcoming festival, visit the new Doheny Blues Web site at





BMG is excited to reveal the artwork for the soon-to-be-released OMD album, English Electric. Throughout their storied career, the band's cover art has always been an extension of their sound and they put a great deal of care into it; the new album's cover was designed by Tom Skipp and the band's creative director, the legendary Peter Saville.

OMD will perform at Coachella 2013

OMD's Andy McCluskey says: "It feels appropriate that the sleeve of English Electric is a contemporary distillation of traditional hazard signals."

Peter Saville says: "English Electric is best described as brutally simple dynamic energy...Briefed by OMD to be as reductive as possible, the cover captures but barely contains the hi-tension of an industrial legend."

English Electric is out April 9th on BMG. A 12-track letter to technology, space and love, it's a grand return to form, the follow-up to 2010's LP History of Modern and comes in a variety of formats:

* Standard CD - jewel case
* Deluxe edition - limited edition media book, CD + Bonus DVD includes a studio interview with Andy and Paul, 3 Henning M Lederer animated videos and unseen tour photos

* Vinyl LP - limited edition, Die Cut sleeve, heavy weight vinyl, includes album on CD

* Boxset - ultimate collectors format, limited and signed by Andy and Paul on an English Electric certificate of authenticity. The tin, with embossed OMD logo and artwork print, includes an exclusive 7" with un-released b-side, 16 page lyric booklet, DVD, Demo CD, Album CD, 3 artwork prints, a photo of Andy and Paul, and all pre order via the website include 2 metal enamel badges.

OMD have confirmed North American Tour dates, beginning April 4 in Vancouver, BC, and ending on the second weekend of Coachella on April 21. The band will return in July. The complete list of tour dates is below:

5 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
6 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
7 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
10 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
12 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
14 - Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
18 - Metropolitan Theatre - Mexico City, MX
21 - Coachella Festival - Indio, CA

8 - Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
9 - Metro - Chicago, IL
11 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
12 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
13 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
15 - Paradise - Boston, MA
17 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

She & Him amping up for 2013 with new album and summertime tour

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward – will release their third album of original material, Volume 3, on Merge Records on May 7 and the following week in UK/Europe. The duo hit the road for a month-long tour this summer (see the full list of tour dates below).
With 14 songs – 11 Deschanel originals and three covers (including U2) – Volume 3 was produced by Wardand features guest contributions from NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato, Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Pierre de Reeder from Rilo Kiley, and Tom Hagerman from Devotchka.

Since the release of the band’s album Volume Two in 2010, Deschanel's TV show New Girlmade her a sitcom star as she continued to hone her songwriting skills, pend the show's theme song and got nominated for a Grammy for Best Original Song for the movie Winnie the Pooh.
She wrote songs for Volume 3 during downtime while filming New Girl, as Ward toured behind his latest solo CD, A Wasteland Companion, released to critical acclaim last year. Together and separately, the duo has sold over a million albums domestically.
Track listing for Volume 3:

1. I’ve Got Your Number, Son
2. Never Wanted Your Love
3. Baby
4. I Could’ve Been Your Girl
5. Turn to White
6. Somebody Sweet to Talk To
7. Something’s Haunting You
8. Together
9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10. Snow Queen
11. Sunday Girl
12. London
13. Shadow of Love
14. Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)

Tour dates:

6/13/13 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
6/15/13 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
6/16/13 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
6/18/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
6/19/13 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
6/21/13 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
6/22/13 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre *
6/23/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
6/25/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Gardens
6/27/13 Council Bluffs, IA @ Hurrah’s Stir Cove
6/29/13 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom #
7/1/13 Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium #
7/3/13 Montreal, QUE @ Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall #
7/4/13 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
7/6/13 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage #
7/9/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts #
7/10/13 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion #
7/11/13 Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap #

* with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# with Camera Obscura

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