Monday, March 03, 2014

Sights and Sounds: Coldplay, 'Austin City Limits' 40th Anniversary Season, Danny Elfman's 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Soundtrack

Happy Monday! Lot's of big news to share today so best to get to it!


Album's First Single, "Magic," Available Now

On Monday, May 19, Coldplay will release their sixth album, Ghost Stories, via Parlophone/Atlantic Records.

Fans can pre-order Ghost Stories now. A Deluxe CD edition of the album featuring three bonus tracks is available exclusively from Target at

Ghost Stories can also be pre-ordered now from iTunes at <> . Fans who pre-order Ghost Stories will receive an instant download of the first single from the album, "Magic." The single can also be streamed at

The Ghost Stories tracklisting is as follows:

1. Always In My Head
2. Magic
3. Ink
4. True Love
5. Midnight
6. Another's Arms
7. Oceans
8. A Sky Full Of Stars
9. O

Coldplay will headline opening night of the first US iTunes Festival at SXSW on March 11. The performance will stream live and on-demand worldwide for free via the iTunes Store.

'Austin City Limits' Announces New Tapings for 40th Anniversary Season
Los Lobos, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Valerie June, Eric Church & Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Austin, TX—March 3, 2014—The groundbreaking television music series Austin City Limits (ACL) unveils the first tapings of its upcoming 40th Season, revealing an eclectic line-up of music icons and innovators: Los Lobos, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Valerie June, Eric Church and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. ACL celebrates its outstanding legacy this year with the return of beloved ACL artists and some highly anticipated debuts.  Broadcast episodes begin airing this fall as part of ACL's Season 40. Select tapings will be live streamed so music lovers everywhere can experience the performances as they happen, live and unedited. Viewers can visit for news regarding future tapings, episode schedules and 40th Anniversary updates. As ACL approaches this milestone season, a number of fantastic, show-related events will be announced.

The first taping of the new season features the return of music legends Los Lobos to the ACL stage on April 14th. This enduring and influential East L.A. band celebrate their creative longevity as they share a 40th anniversary with ACL by making their fifth appearance on the PBS showcase.  The last time Los Lobos graced the ACL stage was in 2002, and they made their ACL debut back in 1989. 

ACL is also thrilled to announce the debut of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, taping their episode on July 20th. One of contemporary music’s most powerful personalities, the Australian-born singer-songwriter of dark songs and dark voice will take the ACL stage with his longtime band for what promises to be a mesmerizing performance. Tennessee-to-New York transplant Valerie June makes her first appearance on the ACL stage on May 28th, performing songs from her luminous debut, hailed one of “the 50 Best Albums of 2013” by Rolling Stone.  San Francisco-based folk-rockers Thao & The Get Down Stay Down tape their ACL debut on August 14th.  Led by enigmatic singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen, the band has built a devoted following based on their spirited live shows.  Breakout country star Eric Church tapes his ACL debut on September 23rd, performing songs from his critically-acclaimed new album The Outsiders which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and Country charts.  Spin magazine proclaimed Church “the most exciting, sonically fearless singer in Nashville.”   
Season 40 upcoming tapings (broadcast episode airdates TBA):
• Los Lobos | April 14
• Valerie June | May 28
• Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | July 20
• Thao & The Get Down Stay Down | August 14
• Eric Church | September 23
• More to come: check out for updates

ACL wrapped up its current season of new episodes in February and the Peabody Award-winning series continues to broadcast fan-favorite encore episodes weekly until the new season premieres this fall. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at immediately following the initial broadcast.

ACL gives viewers unparalleled access to featured artists in an intimate setting that provides a platform for artists to deliver inspired, memorable, full-length performances. The program is taped live before a concert audience from the venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. 

Relativity Music Group to Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on March 4th, 2014 for the Upcoming DreamWorks Animation Film Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Scored by Critically Acclaimed Composer Danny Elfman and
Featuring New Original Song, "Way Back When" from Grizfolk

Stream Grizfolk's "Way Back When" on PASTE:

Stream "Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Music From The Motion Picture"
Exclusively on Consequence of Sound:

Pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes here:  

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) March 03, 2014 - Relativity Music Group is set to release the music from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," on March 4th. The soundtrack features an original score from acclaimed composer Danny Elfman the mastermind behind close to 50 film scores for acclaimed films such as "Batman," "Spiderman," "Men in Black," "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Good Will Hunting," and "Big Fish," as well as television theme songs that have become pop culture staples for shows including "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives." The soundtrack also includes John Lennon classic "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" as well as a new original song, "Way Back When" from electro-tinged folk-rock buzz band, Grizfolk, who will be heading out on an international tour with Bastille on March 8th, a day after the film hits theatres. Stream "Way Back When" on PASTE Magazine here: Stream the entire soundtrack exclusively on Consequence of Sound here: the soundtrack on iTunes here:

In theaters nationwide March 7th, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, is a DreamWorks Animation production directed by Rob Minkoff ("The Lion King," "Stuart Little") and produced by Alex Schwartz and Denise Nolan Cascino. Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell, Emmy Award® Winner - "Modern Family"), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles -"The Amazing Spiderman"), use their time machine-the WABAC-to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny (Ariel Winter - four-time SAG Award winner - "Modern Family, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history.  Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era:  figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history. Stephen ColbertLeslie Mann, Mel Brooks, Allison Janney, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell, andDennis Haysbert round out the film's all-star cast.

Danny Elfman is a self-taught composer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His first orchestral composition, Serenada Schizophrana, was played at Carnegie Hall. The composition was featured in the sountrack to the IMAX film Deep Sea 3D, which was conducted by John Mauceri and narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. In 2005, Elfman worked with Tim Burton on the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the stop-motion animated musical Corpse Bride. He has received a Grammy and has been nominated for three Academy Awards.

With members hailing from America and Sweden, Grizfolk, has been garnering international attention for their undeniably catchy and unique blend of folk, rock and electro-pop. The band's most recent single, "The Struggle," not only sold over 10k, but sparked a number of remixes from artists including Youngblood Hawke. The band already has tours with Haim and Bastille under their belt, as well as critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Filter Magazine and more.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Music from the Motion Picture Track Listing:

1. Mr. Peabody's Prologue
2. Reign Of Terror!
3. The Drop Off
4. The Dog Whistle
5. The Cherry Tree
6. A Deep Regard
7. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - John Lennon
8. Dinner Party
9. The Petersons / The Wabac Machine
10. Aquarela Do Brasil
11. Off To Egypt
12. The Wedding Exodus
13. Hammer-Time
14. The Flying Machine
15. Trojan Horse
16. War / Disaster
17. History Mash-Up
18. I'm A Dog Too
19. Fixing The Rip
20. Back To School
21. Aquarela Do Brasil
22. The Amazing Mr. Peabody
23. Way Back When - Grizfolk

Relativity Music Group recently released soundtracks for DreamWorks Animation's The Croods, Safe Haven, Millennium Films' Olympus Has Fallen and The Iceman as well as Focus Features' Hyde Park on Hudson and Promised Land.

For more information on Mr. Peabody & Sherman, please visit You can also follow the film on Facebookand on Twitter through #MrPeabody.

Relativity Music Group was formed in 2009 under the leadership of Happy Walters (Co-COO of Relativity Media) and Jason Markey (EVP Music & Soundtracks). Since then, the music division has provided music supervision, music publishing catalogues and soundtrack services for films produced and/or financed by Relativity Media and other major Hollywood studios, including such titlesas: Don Jon, HBO's Clear HistoryTurbo, The Croods, Safe Haven, Hyde Park on Hudson, Promised LandChasing MavericksParaNorman, American Reunion, Mirror Mirror, Act of Valor, Haywire, Bridesmaids, Beginners, Dear John, Repo Men, Couples Retreat, A Single Man, Love Happens, Biutiful, The Adjustment Bureau, Zombieland, Brothers, 30 Rock, A Perfect Getaway, Limitless, The Fighter and many others.

Relativity Music Group plans to release 15-20 soundtracks per year. Its current domestic licensing and distribution agreement is with Capitol Music Group/Caroline.

For more information, please visit Relativity Music Group at

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