Thursday, June 30, 2022

ASIA to announce 40th Anniversary Tour for early 2023

 Check out this exciting news on the return of ASIA...Robert Kinsler

ASIA ready to announce Anniversary US tour celebrating its ultra-successful debut album and new
ASIA IN ASIA box set  

The original lineup of ASIA, from left, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe,
Carl Palmer and John Wetton. Photo courtesy of ASIA

Multi-platinum supergroup ASIA is ready to announce an extensive US tour set for next March, 2023 to promote the 40th Anniversary of its multi-platinum debut album and the new ASIA IN ASIA box set. The tour, which had originally been set for August  2022 as a co-bill with The Alan Parsons Live Project, has been rescheduled for early 2023 to accommodate a medical procedure needed by Mr. Parsons. Dates will be announced shortly.

Featuring founding members Carl Palmer (drums, percussion); Geoff Downes (keyboards, bkg vocals); along with Billy Sherwood (bass, bkg vocals); and newest member, guitarist and lead vocalist Marc Bonilla,  this will be the ASIA’s first tour since 2019.

“We were hoping to be out this August, however moving the tour to early next year so we can remain on a co-bill with The Alan Parsons Project will be well worth it,” said founding member Carl Palmer. “I am so thrilled that ASIA has finally been able to return to performing after three years off the road due to the  pandemic; we have much to celebrate.”  

 “ASIA has been through a lot during these last four decades,” adds Geoff Downes, “but the music has always endured. The fans have never left us, nor we them.  This tour will be historic.” 

In addition to its 40th Anniversary, the band will be promoting the release of  ASIA In Asia – Live At The Budokan, Tokyo, 1983, a deluxe box set containing: 2LP, 2xCD, 40 page 12” book, Blu-ray video, memorabilia and more, through BMG Records.  Also available are a 2LP Gatefold, 1CD and Digital Format.

ASIA, Geoff Downes (Buggles & YES), Steve Howe (YES) and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) with special guest vocalist and bassist Greg Lake (ELP), visited Japan to promote their phenomenally successful debut album (1982) and Alpha (1983).  Their  performance at the Budokan arena on December 6th, 1983, made history as first live simulcast on  MTV. Greg Lake stepped in, on short notice, following the sudden departure of John Wetton due to illness. 

ASIA was a rock ‘supergroup’ bringing together WettonPalmerDownes and Howe who had already amassed tens of millions in sales with their collective bands of the 70s. Leaving behind their progressive roots, ASIA embraced the commercial FM rock sound that dominated US airwaves and took the new MTV video channel, by storm.  The single Heat Of The Moment was a world-wide monster smash while its debut album spent 9 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and was the biggest selling LP of 1982.

This newly packaged box set includes:
• Exclusive new artwork by Roger Dean
• Colour vinyl 2LP of original MTV Telecast concert audio, remixed 2022 from the master tapes, with two previously unreleased, post broadcast encore tracks
• 2 x audio CD:
• Live at The Budokan Arena, Tokyo, Japan, MTV satellite telecast concert (6 December 1983, USA time), remixed 2022 from the master tapes by Matt Wiggins and Rick Nelson
• Live at The Budokan Arena, Tokyo, Japan, previous night’s show (6 December 1983, Japanese Time), remixed 2022 from the master tapes by Hiroki Furutani
• Audio-visual Blu-ray of restored original broadcast concert with 2022 plus restored original concert laserdisc featuring alternate camera angles (Duration: 1hr).
• 40 page, deluxe 12” book with rare and unseen band photos, memorabilia and exten-sive new sleeve notes new quotes from the original band members
• New, bespoke metal and enamel ‘ASIA’ logo pin badge
• Printed memorabilia:
• 2 x exclusive new Roger Dean artwork A3 posters
• 2 x reproduced live broadcast original concert tickets
• Replicated, matt laminated original AAA backstage pass
• Original concert VHS advert
• 3 x glossy 8” x 5” rare band photos

ASIA In Asia – Live At The Budokan, Tokyo, 1983 Tracklist (2 x LPs, CD1 & CD2)
1. Introduction From Mark Goodman (MTV)
2. Time Again
3. The Heat Goes On
4. Here Comes The Feeling
5. Eye To Eye
6. Steve Howe Solo (Sketches In The Sun)
7. Only Time Will Tell
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Geoffrey Downes Solo (Ihiri - The Setting Sun / Bolero)
10. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
11. Wildest Dreams
12. Carl Palmer Solo
13. Heat Of The Moment
14. Sole Survivor
15. Cutting It Fine
16. Daylight
ASIA In Asia – Live At The Budokan, Tokyo, 1983 is available as a Deluxe box set containing: 2LP, 2xCD, 40 page 12” book, Blu-ray video, printed memorabilia and ‘ASIA’ pin badge, as well as 2LP, 1CD & Digital formats on 10th June 2022 through BMG Records.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

R.E.M. celebrates the 40th Anniversary of 'Chronic Town'

 Very cool news about this forthcoming R.E.M. release...Robert Kinsler

Available For The First Time As A Standalone CD
via I.R.S. / UMe With Extensive Liner Notes
Also Available In Picture Disc And Cassette Editions

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 28, 2022 -- Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, R.E.M.’s debut EP CHRONIC TOWN will be released for the first time ever as a standalone CD with extensive liner notes by the original producer Mitch Easter (Let’s Active).  It will be released in three different formats: CD, Picture Disc, and Cassette on August 19, 2022 via I.R.S./UMe and can be preordered here.

Featuring such adored classics in the band’s repertoire as “Gardening At Night,” “Wolves, Lower,” and “1,000,000,” the five-song EP, as Rolling Stone noted, “served notice that R.E.M. was an outfit to watch.” As a debut release, R.E.M.’s Chronic Town became an anomaly… a record that didn’t quite fit into the constraints of what was played on the radio.  So instead of trying to fit into a genre, R.E.M. helped create their own: College Rock. The follow-up to their breakthrough single “Radio Free Europe” which was released in 1981, Chronic Town served as the entry point to what would become one of Alternative Rock’s biggest bands.  “One might fancifully say that Chronic Town was the sound of an expedition, ready for anything, setting forth,” says Easter fondly about the EP.  “If R.E.M. ‘Radio Free Europe’ single was a signpost, the Chronic Town EP was the atlas."

Photo Credit: Sandra Lee Phipps 
Introducing their arpeggiated guitar playing, cryptic and often indecipherable lyrics, and radiant choruses that would soon emerge as signatures of the classic R.E.M. sound, Chronic Town is the sound of a restless band, chock-full of ideas, operating on a post-collegiate budget. Charmingly ragged and refreshingly immediate, it established the band indelibly upon impact. “Wolves, Lower” opens the EP with Michael Stipe’s trademark impressionistic and idiosyncratic lyrics, while Mike Mills’ rubbery bass lines and Peter Buck’s jangly Rickenbacker keeps Bill Berry’s unpredictable drumming in check. It’s this combination that would not only fuel the band for subsequent decades but make them equally as dependable as songsmiths. Serving as a template for ‘80s college jangle pop, “Gardening At Night” forged a style that combined heartily strummed rhythm guitars with a meandering bass line that proved to be a solid blueprint for college bands to come.

Critically hailed both upon release and in retrospect, Chronic Town heralded “a great band planting their flag in the ground, a historic landmark that portended great things that actually came” (Stereogum). The Stranger praised “everything about the EP, from its gnomic, blue-tinted cover art, to its restlessly discursive music, to the fact that the two sides both had their own titles (‘Chronic Town’ and ‘Poster Torn’), was not only good on its own merits, but an excellent influence in favor of obscurantism and understatement.” Chronic Town’s impact and influence on the future of alternative music is uncontested and described by Magnet Magazine as “essentially a template for the entire indie-rock movement.”

2. Gardening At Night
3. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)
4. 1,000,000
5. Stumble

R.E.M. "Wolves, Lower"

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Two Door Cinema Club Share Technicolor Video for "Wonderful Life"

Check out the exciting new video for Two Door Cinema Club's advance single "Wonderful Life." You can read my review of the band's last album, 2019's 'False Alarm,' HERE . Also, the band blew me away at Coachella in 2017; read my review of their set HERE.. Robert Kinsler







Today Two Door Cinema Club have released the official music video for their new single “Wonderful Life,” directed by collage artist and animator, Alice Isaacs. “Wonderful Life” was released last week alongside the news of the band’s forthcoming new album Keep On Smiling due to be released on September 2nd via Glassnote Records.




Fluttering with glittery and infectious guitar hooks that nods back to the band’s early outputs, the “Wonderful Life” music video echoes that familiar animated energy. Flourishing with pop culture influences that mimics the likes of Andy Warhol and Alan Fears who created the album artwork, the video is a transfixing slice of fun that is effortlessly Two Door Cinema Club.


Afforded the time and space to fully immerse themselves in the writing and recording process, the band adopted a freer, more collaborative approach to the creative process with Keep On Smiling. The new album was written and produced by the band both during and coming out of lockdown, with additional production from Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, The Killers, Taylor Swift) and  Dan Grech Marguerat (Halsey, Lana Del Rey, George Ezra). The LP’s artwork was created by acclaimed British artist, Alan Fears, known for his vibrant, 80s-inspired style and pop culture references, his signature colourful, theatrical, often humorous and elementally positive paintings lend themselves perfectly to visually encapsulate the themes of Keep On Smiling. 





To usher in this new era, another frantic summer of live awaits one Two Door Cinema Club as they command huge mainstage billings across the likes of Down The Rabbit HoleMad CoolNos Alive and Benicassim, before headlining London’s Community Festival 16th July. Last week, the band announced EU and North American tours For a full list of live dates please see below.


Photo Credit: Katy Cummings


Keep On Smiling - Tracklisting

1. Messenger AD

2. Blue Light

3. Everybody's Cool

4. Lucky

5. Little Piggy

6. Millionaire

7. High

8. Wonderful Life

9. Feeling Strange

10. Won't Do Nothing

11. Messenger HD

12. Disappearer



10-12 June - Tempelhof Sounds, Berlin

14-18 June - Bergenfest, Norway

July 01 - Down The Rabbit Hole, Netherlands

July 09 - Nos Alive, Portugal

July 10 - Mad Cool, Spain

July 14 - 17 - Benicassim, Spain

July 16 - Community (HEADLINE), London


EU tour dates

September 28 - Paris 

September 30 - Brussels

October 01 - Amsterdam

October 04 - Hamburg 

October 05 - Berlin 

October 07 - Munich 

October 08 - Cologne 


North American tour dates

On sale June 24 @ 10AM (local times)

October 28 - Richmond 

October 29 - Philadelphia 

October 30 - Pittsburgh 

November 01 - New York 

November 02 - Boston 

November 03 - Washington DC

November 05 - Toronto 

November 06 - Detroit 

November 07 - Chicago 

November 08 - Minneapolis

November 10 - Kansas City 

November 11 - Denver 

November 12 - Salt Lake City 

November 14 - Oakland 

November 15 - Hollywood 

November 17 - San Diego 





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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrate William Shatner’s Historic Space Trip With A Commemorative 7” Vinyl!

Some pretty cool news here for fans of William Shatner! Make sure to read my review of his amazing performance at the Coach House back in 2013 too HERE! Robert Kinsler

Celebrate WILLIAM SHATNER’s Historic Space Trip With A Commemorative 7” Vinyl!

Los Angeles, CA – Not many real life events can elicit chills from sci-fi fans but when William Shatner, who portrayed space captain James T. Kirk on the long-running sci-fi series Star Trek, was actually flown into space aboard the Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin rocket, well, even the most cynical among us couldn’t help but feel a certain amount of astonished delight!

William Shatner performing at The Coach House
on Oct. 25, 2013. Photo: Kelly A. Swift

Now, fans of Mr. Shatner can celebrate that historic, out-of-this-world trip with a fun commemorative single! Shatner’s brilliant rendition of Elton John’s classic “Rocket Man” was originally released as a part of his 2011 solo album Seeking Major Tom. The track featured guitar work from influential Gong axeman Steve Hillage and recently has been newly mixed by producer Jürgen Engler. This new version is being released on both digital platforms as well as a limited edition 7” vinyl backed with Shatner’s version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity featuring Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night! Get your copy now before the Klingons destroy them all!

Stream the single:

Order the 7”:

Track List:
Rocket Man feat. Steve Hillage

Space Oddity feat. Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night

EPIX Lands "My Life as a Rolling Stone" - Four-part docuseries to premiere on August 7, 2022

 Exciting news for fans of The Rolling Stones...Robert Kinsler

The Rolling Stones / Photo credit: Mark Seliger 

EPIX Lands My Life as a Rolling Stone

Four-part docuseries from Mercury Studios to premiere on August 7

From left, Mick Jagger, Keith Richard,
Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts.
Photo courtesy of The Rolling Stones.

BEVERLY HILLS, California—June 21, 2022—Today, premium network EPIX announced its upcoming four-part docuseries My Life as a Rolling Stone. Tied to the band’s 60th anniversary, this exhilarating series will show a global audience how The Rolling Stones created the blueprint for every budding rock band, and grew from young blues-loving hopefuls to a globally recognized cultural brand.

Each episode will feature an intimate portrait of one of the band’s charismatic members (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts), exploring different dimensions of their personalities, their musical brilliance, and their cultural impact. The series aims to reveal The Rolling Stones’ creativity, their inspirations, and how they individually and collectively have overcome adversity, notoriety, and personal demons to write the soundtrack of our times.

“Compelling music docuseries have become a pillar of EPIX’s slate of premium original programming, and My Life as a Rolling Stone is a perfect addition to that mix,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “This distinctive documentary captures the raw and organic energy that defines The Rolling Stones, and tells the gripping, epic story of their journey. I am excited for viewers to experience this legendary band as few ever have before.”

“EPIX is the perfect U.S. home for these dynamic-yet-highly-personal portraits of Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie,” added Mercury Studios CEO, Alice Webb. “As they celebrate 60 years we couldn’t be prouder that EPIX viewers will enjoy exclusive access to The Rolling Stones through these special shows.”

My Life as a Rolling Stone is directed by Oliver Murray (The Quiet One), and Clare Tavernor (Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special), and executive produced by Steve Condie, SVP, Content, Mercury Studios. The docuseries is produced by Mercury Studios.


Mercury Studios is a full-service production studio originating, producing, selling, distributing, and investing in scripted, unscripted, and live content. Editorially independent, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and represents the world’s leading catalogue of music-related content.

Mercury Studios’ Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool was recently honored with two Emmys for Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary and Outstanding Sound. ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas also received a 2021 Grammy Award nomination for Best Music Film. The feature documentaries are part of the company’s library consisting of nearly 2,000 hours of programming. Current projects include If These Walls Could Sing, the untold story of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, directed by celebrated British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartneyContact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, a feature documentary from Oscar-winning director/producer Joseph Patel (Summer of Soul), adapted from Vikki Tobak’s best-selling book, and feature documentary Mixtape, from director Omar Acosta (Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives), which premiered last month in New York City as part of a new series co-hosted by Tribeca Enterprises. Recently, Mercury announced the production of Mars, a short film from Yungblud inspired by his song of the same title.

About EPIX®

EPIX®, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on-demand, online and across devices. EPIX® has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including: the western adventure series Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROMGodfather of Harlem,  starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; and the drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as the upcoming premiere of Season Two of the romantic comedy Bridge and Tunnel,  written and directed by Ed Burns. Other scripted originals include: War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; 19th-century period drama Belgravia from Julian Fellowes acclaimed spy thriller Condor; and the epic fantasy drama series  Britannia. EPIX is also the home to thought provoking docuseries, include Emmy-nominated music docuseries  Laurel CanyonThe Rolling Stones: It's Only Rock 'N RollWomen Who RockNFL Icons and NFL: The GrindMr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records, and Fall River from Blumhouse Television.


Launched in October 2009, EPIX® is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd ( and on Facebook (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Music: Pete Yorn, Linda Hoover, Spygenius, Hank Williams, Jr.

Songcraft and style take center stage on four new must-hear releases.

Pete Yorn
Title: Hawaii (Shelly Music)
You might like if you enjoy: Pete Yorn, The Postal Service, R.E.M.
Tell me more: Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is back with another fantastic batch of tuneful and enticing folk rock originals via Hawaii. Co-produced by Yorn with Jackson Phillips, the 10-track album is a phenomenal return for the New Jersey native. Standouts include the driving melodic opener "Elizabeth Taylor," sweeping "Never Go" with its burgeoning melodic build, wistful "'Til The End," shimmering dream pop gem "Also Roses" and luxurious closer "Stay Away." The piano-anchored "Ransom" is particularly affecting, Yorn's yearning vocals capturing his emotional pain on one of the disc's high points. Information:

Linda Hoover
Title: I Mean To Shine (Omnivore Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: Nicolette Larson, Crosby Stills & Nash 
Tell me more: More than 50 years after Linda Hoover's debut album (I Mean To Shine) was recorded in the summer of 1970, the impressive album is finally receiving its commercial release in 2022 (an exclusive vinyl edition was issued on June 18; the audio CD and digital versions are coming June 24). Hoover was only 19 when she cut the album, but the ambitious young singer-songwriter was assisted by first-time producer Gary Katz and a rising songwriting and arranging duo by the name of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (who would soon find fame leading Steely Dan). Not only were four of the album's tracks penned by Becker and Fagen, but future Steely Dan members Denny Dias and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter were among the players on the recordings. Hoover has a beautiful voice that resonates with the diverse material ranging from '70s pop ("I Mean to Shine," "Turn My Friend Away") and uptempo folk rock ("Roll Back the Meaning," "City Mug") to affecting acoustic ballads ("Autumn," "Jones"). The genre-defying "Roaring of the Lamb" and Stephen Stills-penned "4 + 20" are especially poignant. Information:

Title: Jobbernowl (Big Stir Records)
You might like if you enjoy: The Monkees, The Who, The Hollies
Tell me more: Listening to Spygenius' glorious Jobbernowl is to be transported back to the 1960s. The latest album from the celebrated Canterbury, England-based quartet is a bona fide thrill for lovers of top-tier songcraft, nuanced musicianship, lyrical depth and stylish retro-leaning rock. A follow-up to the foursome's 2020 double LP Man on the Sea and 2021's album of marvelous covers (Spygenius Blow Their Covers), the 11-track album finds the band delivering a mix of propulsive garage rockers, sophisticated baroque pop and timeless power pop  all bolstered by soaring vocal harmonies. The hard charging opener "I Dig Your New Robes, Pierre!," bewitching Baroque rocker "2020 Revision," lovely "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air," power pop swoop "Mandy Rice-Davies Applies" and immersive "Metamorphosis" collectively showcase a band that deserves to be heard far and wide. Spygenius features singer-guitarist/chief songwriter Peter Watts, keyboard player Matt Byrne, drummer Alan Cannings and bassist Ruth RogersInformation:

Hank Williams, Jr.
Title: Rich White Honky Blues (Easy Eye Sound)
You might like if you enjoy: Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins
Tell me more: On his latest album Rich White Honky Blues, country legend Hank Williams, Jr. fully explores the blues with an authenticity and love sure to please his long-time fans as well as blues lovers. Featuring a mix of originals as well as covers from genre heroes ranging from Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters to Lightnin' Hopkins (the latter who used to visit Williams' family home when he was growing up), the album was produced by Dan Auerbach (lead singer and guitarist with The Black Keys) who also contributes his musical talents on the disc. Highlights abound on Rich White Honky Blues, including on the acoustic Delta-styled opener ".44 Special Blues" (penned by the aforementioned Johnson), rollicking "Georgia Women" (featuring some terrific slide guitar work from Kenny Brown), the county-inflused "Short Haired Woman" and buoyant "Fireman Ring The Bell." My favorite track is the Williams-penned "I Like It When It's Stormy," a Southern rock-meets-blues bolt where Williams sings "I like it when it's stormy / because it reminds me of my life." The album is an outstanding excuse to rediscover WilliamsInformation:

Robert Kinsler

Sunday, June 19, 2022

'The News' episode: Paul McCartney celebrates 80, Simple Minds, Dr. John, Two Door Cinema Club, Drive-By Truckers, more!

Simple Minds

Check out the latest episode of "The News" as TJR and Robert Kinsler discuss Paul McCartney's turning 80, as well as details on forthcoming releases from Simple Minds, Dr. John, Blondie and Two Door Cinema Club. TJR also celebrates Drive-By Truckers' latest album release Welcome 2 Club XIII.

Watch the episode HERE.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Sights and Sounds: Paul McCartney, World Party, Dawes, Record Store Day

Lots of big news for a Friday courtesy of Paul McCartney, World Party and Dawes...Robert Kinsler

Paul McCartney announces the brand new 'McCartney I II III' Box Set

Earlier today Paul McCartney announced the release of of a new McCartney I II II deluxe box set that will be available via three formats. 

Expected to ship on Aug. 5, 2022, the box set will be available via Limited Edition Color Vinyl, Black Vinyl Edition and on audio CD - each including three special photo prints with notes from McCartney about each album. The newly created boxset cover art and typography for the slipcase are by Ed Ruscha

Here are details as noted on McCartney's website:

"Bookending 50 years of unparalleled work, each album demonstrates Paul McCartney’s restless creativity and adventurous artistic spirit. McCartney, the Number One Album was Paul’s first solo album released in 1970 and features timeless tracks “Every Night” and “Junk,” along with the immortal classic “Maybe I’m Amazed.” This album saw a global music superstar pioneer a novel homespun approach to recording that would, in time, become a sought-after sound and the highly influential precursor to the “lo-fi” alternative genre.

Just as McCartney marked the end of an era with Paul’s first release after leaving the biggest band in history, Paul did it again in 1980, this time signaling the end of 70s rock giants Wings. Taking a fresh approach to things, Paul wrote, performed, and produced the avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II, which reached Number One in the UK, and Number 3 in the US, producing such classics as “Coming Up,” “Waterfalls,” and “Temporary Secretary.”

With McCartney III Paul went back to basics again to create some of his most revealing work to date. Released in December 2020, just two years after Paul’s Billboard-topping Egypt Station album, “Rockdown," saw Paul turn unexpected time on his hands into an opportunity to get into the studio on his own. An intimate and loose record featuring “Find My Way” and the now live favorite “Women and Wives,” McCartney III features Paul’s melodic gift at its forefront throughout. Upon release, McCartney III charted at Number One on the UK’s Official Album Charts and Number One on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart.

In an unrivaled career, Paul has always been willing to take risks and have fun along the way – his musical projects have included classical albums, electronic albums, ballet scores, writing for video games, and left-field collaborations — along the way, breaking chart records, box office records, winning countless awards and remaining one of the world’s most influential and revered artists of all time. McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III captured and documented landmark moments of his singular career, each offering a personal snapshot of a unique artist at a particular moment in time."


1. The Lovely Linda
2. That Would Be Something
3. Valentine Day
4. Every Night
5. Hot As Sun
6. Glasses
7. Junk
8. Man We Was Lonely
9. Oo You
10. Momma Miss America
11. Teddy Boy
12. Singalong Junk
13. Maybe I'm Amazed
14. Kreen-Akrore

McCartney II
1. Coming Up
2. Temporary Secretary
3. On The Way
4. Waterfalls
5. Nobody Knows
6. Front Parlour
7. Summer's Day Song
8. Frozen Jap
9. Bogey Music
10. Darkroom
11. One Of These Days

McCartney III
1. Long Tailed Winter Bird
2. Find My Way
3. Pretty Boys
4. Women And Wives
5. Lavatory Lil
6. Deep Deep Feeling
7. Slidin'
8. The Kiss Of Venus
9. Seize The Day
10. Deep Down
11. Winter Bird / When Winter Comes


World Party to celebrate Record Store Drop Day on Saturday, June 18, 2022 with limited edition vinyl title

BROOKLYN, NY - World Party is back. On Saturday, June 18, they will participate in Record Store Drop Day 2022 by releasing a unique album curated for the event. 

Two thousand black vinyl copies of this unique collection were pressed by Toyokasei, an independent Japanese manufacturer after a U.S. plant had bumped the indie orders for big major label releases. Until recently, Toyokasei was the pressing plant of choice for major label classical releases. But with the growing popularity of vinyl, the majors have been opening up their own pressing plants for the first time since the late 1980s.

The album was curated by Paul Epstein of Twist & Shout Records in Denver, CO. Epstein chose the tracks that appear on the disc and penned the following poignant liner notes.

"When I first got my record store in 1988, the music industry was a monolithic beast. In fact, society seems to lack a "counter" to the prevailing culture. Everything was geared toward hits to feed the gaping twin-headed maw of Triple-A radio and MTV. The only things that felt the least bit underground were gangsta rap and some punk. Although even some of them were making videos too."

"Suddenly, a break in the waves, and a white whale breaches the surface. Karl Wallinger, late of The Waterboys, releases his first album under the moniker World Party. A voice in the wilderness, singing about love, politics, and philosophy in a setting simultaneously modern while hearkening back to the best of his predecessors. Echoes of Dylan, The Beatles, and Neil Young rang out in his lyrics and vocal stylings, yet his contemporary production and beats nodded toward Prince. The first album, Private Revolution, because a high-water mark for discriminating listeners on both sides of the record store counter."

A 2023 variation of the Record Store Day release is under discussion for worldwide release. Coming in late October 2022 will be the vinyl reissue of The 1997 double album, Egyptology.

"Ship of Fools"

1.Best Place I've Ever Been
2. Put the Message in the Box
3. Ship of Fools (Live, Boulder, CO, 1998)
4. Is It Like Today

1. Thank You World
2. Way Down Now (Live in London)
3. Mystery Girl (Radio Version)
4. Ain't Gonna Come Til I'm Ready

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Photo credit: Ward & Dweskin

Acclaimed Los Angeles-based rockers Dawes have shared “Everything Is Permanent,” available now via Rounder Records at all DSPs and streaming services. An official performance video – directed by Caitlin Gerard at Hollywood, CA’s historic EastWest Studios – premieres today via YouTube.


“Everything Is Permanent” marks the latest single from Dawes’ upcoming eighth studio album, MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER, arriving everywhere on Friday, July 22. Pre-orders are available now. In addition, a number of exclusive bundles – including Limited Edition Preferred Pink Vinyl w/Optional Exclusive 11x11 Signed Band Photo, Turntable Slipmat, Black Hoodie, White Pocket T, and Socks – are available now at the official Dawes webstore.


“This is a song (about how everything about us is tracked, documented, recorded, filed, mined, bought, sold, etc. etc. on some level) that is wrapped around a molten core of a breakdown/freakout/majorminorinterweave that is probably the moment I’m most proud of on the whole record,” says singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith. “After showing you the blood and guts, we gently sew the song back together again and end with what could be the tagline for all of social media and the screen-life-culture that we subscribe to these days to varying degrees: ‘Did you really need to cry? Or be seen crying?’”






Dawes will celebrate MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER with a non-stop live schedule getting underway with a very special Independence Day event with Phil Lesh & Friends, set for Monday, July 4 at Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony Summer Stage. A jam-packed international itinerary follows, including headline shows, festival performances, a summer run with The Head and The Heart, and a just-announced co-headline tour with GRAMMY® Award-nominated Canadian artist Bahamas. “An Evening with Dawes and Bahamas” will see both acts performing together for two unique live sets, with Dawes backing Bahamas and Bahamas then joining Dawes for an unprecedented collaborative performance. The tour begins  September 7 at Knoxville, TN’s Bijou Theatre and then travels the US through the month. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit


Produced by longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson (Billy Strings, Father John Misty, Angel Olsen), MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER represents an adventurous new turn for Dawes, evincing a more ambitious, exploratory approach towards recording than ever before. The album includes such recently released singles as “Comes In Waves” and the epic opening track, “Someone Else’s Café / Doomscroller Tries to Relax,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Official performance videos are streaming now via YouTube.







Photo credit: Ward & Kweskin


TOUR 2022


4 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage †

29 – Yuzawa, JP – Fuji Rock Festival *



1 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^

2 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^ (SOLD OUT)

4 – Houston, TX – Lawn at White Oak ^

5 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^

6 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion ^

7 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center for the Arts

8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ^

9 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden ^

11 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater ^

12 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park ^ (SOLD OUT)

13 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park ^

16 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater ^

18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl ^

19 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre ^

20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ^

22 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^ (SOLD OUT)

23 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^

27 – Tisbury, MA – Beach Road Weekend *

28 – Bridgeview, IL – Sacred Rose *



3-4 – Indianapolis, IN – All In Music & Arts Festival *

7 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #

8 – Richmond, VA – Brown's Island #

9 – Winston-Salem, NC – Gears and Guitars #

10 – Charleston, SC – The Windjammer #

11 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #

13 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage #

14 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts #

16 – Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

17 – Hammondsport, NY – Point of the Bluff Vineyards #

18 – Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre #

19 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Civic Theatre #

21 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre #

22 – Lexington, KY – The Burl Outdoors #

23 – Memphis, TN – Overton Park Shell #

24 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival *

25- Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre


* Festival Performance

† w/Phil Lesh & Friends

^ Supporting The Head and The Heart

# “An Evening with Dawes and Bahamas”

# # #

MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER marks Dawes’ first new LP following 2020’s Rounder Records debut, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER. Produced by 7x GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, the album earned critical applause around the world, with Esquire declaring it “their liveliest, most visceral set yet.” Dawes celebrated with a range of high-profile TV appearances, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert #playathome series as well as CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions.

Dawes is: T.Z. Goldsmith (guitar, primary vocal), W.Q. Gelber (handmade bass), G.W. Goldsmith (drums, percussion, background vocals), and L.M. Pardini (piano, organ, synthesizers, clavinet, Wurlitzer, guitar, background vocals).




(June 17, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will be releasing two amazing soundtrack LPs for Record Store Day Drops 2022: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will be released as a double LP with collector’s edition etching and Big Night on crystal clear vinyl. 
These Varèse Sarabande Records titles will be available tomorrow, June 18, at thousands of independent record stores. For a list of participating stores and more information about these special LPs, visit

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – Original Motion Picture Score by Brian Tyler 
The Fast and the Furious is the most successful movie franchise of all time, with almost 6.5 billion dollars in box office receipts from ten films over the past 20 years. Tokyo Drift is often cited as one of the best of the lot, and the musical score is definitely one of the most lauded among score fans. Brian Tyler (Scream, Thor, Avengers) scored Tokyo Drift (with an assist from Slash on “Welcome to Tokyo”) and went on to score four of the five subsequent films. Never before available on LP, the text-only cover on the CD and digital formats has been replaced with an original design which incorporates Japanese manga art styles. This double album features an orange LP for sides A and B, and a black vinyl record for sides C and D, with side D a stencil of the scarab beetle design from the car belonging to the Drift King.   

Side A: 
  1. Touge 0:46 
  2. The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift 7:05 
  3. Saucin’ 4:28 
  4. Neela Drifts 3:27 
  5. Preparation 1:10 
  6. N2O 0:49 
  7. Mustang Nismo 2:21 
  8. Underground 1:33 
Side B: 
  1. Hot Fuji 1:55 
  2. This Is My Mexico 1:23 
  3. Welcome To Tokyo (written by Slash and Brian Tyler) 1:54 
  4. DK VS Han 3:32 
  5. Downtown Tokyo Chase 2:33 
  6. Aftermath 1:22 
  7. Empty Garage 1:01 
  8. DK’s Revenge 1:09 
  9. Journey Backwards 0:58 
  10. Sumo 1:37 
  11. Sean’s Crazy Idea 2:24 
  12. Dejection 1:12 
Side C: 
  1. Kamata 1:32 
  2. Two Guns 1:29 
  3. I Gotta Do This 1:14 
  4. Megaton 2:16 
  5. Neela Confronts DK 1:47 
  6. Winner ... Gets ... Me 1:21 
  7. War Theory 1:54 
  8. I Don’t Need You To Save Me 0:57 
  9. Neela 1:44 
  10. Symphonic Touge 6:50 
Big Night – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists 
A breakout indie film success in 1996, Big Night has received new attention due to star and director Stanley Tucci’s best-selling book and Italian food-based program on CNN, Searching for Italy. The soundtrack was also a hit with viewers with its large serving of 1950s classics from Rosemary Clooney, Keely Smith and Louis Prima, whose persona plays a major character in the film. This record has never before been released on LP and is pressed on crystal clear vinyl exclusively for RSD 2022. 

Side A: 
  1. Claudio Villa – Stornelli Amorisi 8:00 
  2. Matteo Salvatore – Il Pescivendolo 1:14 
  3. Claudio Villa – La Strada Del Bosco 2:33 
  4. Gary DeMichele – Art Of Art 2:26 
  5. Louis Prima – Oh Marie 2:27 
  6. Rosemary Clooney – Mambo Italiano - 02:31 
Side B: 
  1. Louis Prima And Keely Smith With Sam Butera – Love Of My Life (O Sole Mio) 3:45 
  2. Gary DeMichele – Dinner 0:58 
  3. Claudio Villa – Tic Ti, Tic Ta 2:42 
  4. Louis Prima And The Witnesses – Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days 2:09 
  5. Keely Smith – Don’t Take Your Love From Me 3:05 
  6. Louis Prima – Buona Sera 2:58 
  7. Gary DeMichele – Angular Dissent 2:06 
  8. Matteo Salvatore – Mo Ve’la Bella Mia Da La Muntagna 2:50 
  9. Gary DeMichele – Pascal’s Waltz 1:21 
  10. Gary DeMichele – Big Night Theme 0:48
Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo—a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe—is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink.     
Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras.     
The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release.     
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks.     
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