Thursday, March 19, 2015

Coachella Roundup: Tame Impala, Conrad Sewell, Built To Spill, Angus & Julia Stone

With Coachella less than a month away, time to start getting focused on some of the exciting acts set to perform at the two-weekend fest, officially known as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival!

Tame ImpalaPhoto Credit: Matt Sav
Tame Impala will embark on a full US Tour this spring beginning on the West Coast with Coachella (on April 10 and again on April 17) and wrapping up at Governors Ball in New York in June with a wide array of shows in between. Multiple festival dates have already been announced including Boston Calling, Bunbury in Cincinnati, Shaky Knees in Atlanta and more. Now the band is pleased to announce their headlining dates in the US and Canada. 

Tame Impala recently released track one off their forthcoming album (out 2015). "Let it Happen" is available via their Web site The track is the first piece of recorded music they've released since 2012's Lonerism.


Lonerism sold in excess of 175,000 copies in the United States, and was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Tame Impala, hailing from Perth, Australia, first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for the band's transcendent live performance, Tame Impala have gone on to headline festivals and theaters around the world. Tame Impala have released a self-titeld EP and two full length albums - Innerspeakerand LonerismLonerism features the hits 'Elephant' and 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.' The album reached the #1 spot on the CMJ chart and received wide commercial alternative airplay as well. In addition to his work in Tame Impala, lead-singer Kevin Parker was also featured prominently on Mark Ronson's latest album,Uptown Special.

On the heels of his packed debut shows in New York City and Los Angeles, 300 Entertainment is pleased to announce Conrad Sewell's first single, 'Hold Me Up' is now available at all digital service providers.

'Hold Me Up' is an up-tempo pop song that soars with soulful harmonies from this fresh new voice hailing from Brisbane (Australia) that Rolling Stone recently declared as pop's "Rising star." The record was co-produced and co-written by Conrad's good friend and co-hort, Brian Lee (Lady Gaga, Icona Pop, Ingrid Michaelson).  Entertainment Weekly premiered the track earlier this month declaring 'Hold Me Up' an "upbeat, anthemic, just-about-impossible-to-not-get-swept-away-in pop track."

Fans can click here to listen to 'Hold Me Up' on Soundcloud and here to stream the song on Spotify.

Conrad will perform 'Firestone' with Kygo at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival later this year. And in other exciting touring news, Conrad was recently confirmed for Ed Sheeran's sold out Australian tour and will perform at SXSW at the Spotify House on March 15. 

Built to Spill are hitting the road for a spring headlining tour that kicks off on May 10, 2015 in Carrboro, NC, and runs through the end of May. The band's tour will also include two dates at Coachellafest (April 12 and April 19). 

BTS is touring in support of their eighth studio album, Untethered Moon, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on April 18 exclusively for Record Store Day at all good independent record stores. A very limited-edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. The CD and digital editions will be released on April 21. All pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Living Zoo."  The album is currently available for pre-order HERE.

As previous mentioned, Untethered Moon is the first BTS album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch.Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes (from the band Quasi).

BTS will continue to tour as the three-guitar army that they have always been with Jim Roth and Brent Netson filling out the line-up. Netson also has a new release of his own titled, Scavenger Cult, credited to Bret Netson & Snakes, out March 24.

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Angus & Julia Stone recently released a cover of “The Hanging Tree” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 that can be purchased HERE.

The track by James Newton Howard featuring Jennifer Lawrence is certified platinum and has over 10 million plays on YouTube/VEVO.

Angus & Julia Stone are currently touring in Australia and will be performing at Coachella on April 10 and April 17.

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