Monday, March 23, 2015

New Tunes: Built To Spill, Krewella, Striking Matches

With Coachellafest right around the corner, what better time to check out the next (and super cool melodic) single from the Coachella-bound Built To Spill.There is also an infectious new track from Krewella to share today too, as well as a release on Striking Matches' new album (available today)...

Built to Spill releases a brand-new song today, entitled "Never Be The Same," from their upcoming eighth studio album Untethered Moon. The track will be available as an instant download, along with previous instant download track "Living Zoo," to those who pre-order Untethered Moon from Built to Spill's Official StoreiTunes, and Amazon. The vinyl edition will be released by Warner Bros. Records on April 18th 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 versions will be released on April 21st.

Listen to "Never Be The Same" HERE.

As previously mentioned, Untethered Moon is the first BTS album recorded with new band membersSteve 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).

Catch Built to Spill on their spring headlining tour starting March 27th. All dates are HERE. For all things Built To Spill, visit

Chicago-bred duo Krewella has released a brand new track “Somewhere to Run” today – check it out HERE. Jahan and Yasmine continue their genre-bending track record by incorporating rock elements to their dance wheelhouse. To do so, they assembled a team to collaborate with including rock veteran, Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Korn) and dance heavy hitters, The Pegboard Nerds. The song is their first release of 2015 and is available now HERE.
Krewella will reveal an all new stage set-up when they return to the Ultra Music Festival stage in Miami on Sunday March 29. The pair recently premiered a high-energy trailer in anticipation of the performance teasing new music snippets - check it out HERE. Fans can also catch Krewella live at their recently announced residency at the brand new Omnia Nightclub Las Vegas. The duo kicked off their first performance at the club and debuted “Somewhere to Run” live on Friday, March 20, with additional performances slated for April 10 and April 21. Tickets are available HERE. 
Since their debut in the summer of 2012 with the critically-acclaimed Play Hard EP, Krewella has garnered a cult fan base that they endearingly refer to as their "Krew." Their debut album Get Wet opened at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in September 2013 while Platinum-certified lead single “Alive” quickly became a Top 10 Pop smash. The song nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Radio Airplay chart and the #9 spot on Billboard's Pop Chart, while the accompanying video has reached over 41 Million views on VEVO/Youtube. Krewella has collectively sold over 1.65 Million combined U.S. tracks to date while becoming world-renowned for their infectious live energy, leading them to headline some of the biggest festivals in the world including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza and Tomorrowland.
Krewella is: sisters/vocalists/songwriters/DJs Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf.

When asked what it means to be releasing their first full-length album today (March 23, 2015),Striking Matches reflects, “Releasing our debut record is the realization of a dream we have had our whole lives. It's been a long road to this point, and we can't wait to see where it leads us next. We are so proud of this record and so grateful to every single person who has supported us along the way.”
Rolling Stone Country recently caught up with the budding group as well as Burnett for an in-depth Q&A that touches upon everything from their initial meeting to the recording process. (Read full story HERE.)
Striking Matches with T Bone Burnett
Already a mainstay in Nashville, having played the Grand Ole Opry more than 40 times, Striking Matches recently ignited London with a series of sold-out performances and rave reviews. Thanks in part to having eight songs featured on ABC’s hit drama series Nashville, their international fan base welcomed them with open arms, singing back near every lyric, before the album’s release.
The duo occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock, and blues where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal. GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning artists as well as the media have taken notice. 
Hunter Hayes says, “These two are phenomenally talented. Each their own voice on guitar, on vocals and especially in their writing. Their passion for what they do is inspiring and you can hear it in every note they play and sing. Brilliance.”
Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, says, "I'm a big fan of Striking Matches. The guitar playing alone is reason enough to fall in love with them, but then you add two great voices and great songs and you have what makes them such a great band."
NPR Music’s Ann Powers included Striking Matches on her list of artists to watch for in 2015. Powers called them a “perfectly balanced duo.” She continued, “They both have incredible skills. They both have wonderful voices. Their harmonies are fabulous. And they both play the heck out of the guitar!”
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