ISLAND Announce North American Tour!

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Tickets for the North American Tour go on sale Friday, March 23 @ 10am EST! 

http://islandislandisland.com/

Tour Dates:

🇨🇦 09.12 // Vancouver, BC
🇺🇸 09.14 // Seattle, WA
🇺🇸 09.15 // Portland, OR
🇺🇸 09.17 // San Francisco, CA
🇺🇸 09.18 // Los Angeles, CA
🇺🇸 09.20 // Costa Mesa, CA
🇺🇸 09.21 // San Diego, CA
🇺🇸 09.22 // Phoenix, AZ
🇺🇸 09.25 // Austin, TX
🇺🇸 09.26 // Dallas, TX
🇺🇸 09.28 // Kansas City, MO
🇺🇸 09.29 // Minneapolis, MN
🇺🇸 10.01 // Chicago, IL
🇺🇸 10.02 // Columbus, OH
🇺🇸 10.04 // Boston, MA
🇺🇸 10.05 // Washington, DC
🇺🇸 10.06 // Brooklyn, NY

NEDELLE TORRISI NEW ALBUM ONLY FOR YOU TO BE RELEASED MAY 18

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ONLY FOR YOU TO BE RELEASED MAY 18 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

SHARES NEW SINGLE "RICH KID'S WORLD" - PREMIERES VIA UPROXX

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Nedelle Torrisi is happy to announce the upcoming release of her new solo album Only For You.  The LP will be released on May 18 via Frenchkiss Records, her first for the label.   Today she shares a new single - " Rich Kid's World" - which debuted via Uproxx. She told them the track "is about dreaming for the sake of dreaming, even when things are rough. It's about resisting the capitalist notion that if you buy things, you're getting closer to your dreams. But really the dream is always inside you." Uproxx notes the track is a "marching bit of dream-pop that's grapples with just how elusive dreams themeselves can seem."

LISTEN to "Rich Kid's World" here

The Only For You pre-order (available here) includes both "Rich Kid's World" as well as the previous standalone track " Love To The Limit" which Nedelle shared in November.

The Los Angeles-based Nedelle Torrisi has been a musician since the day she was born. And while her early years focused on jazz, her career -   from her previous solo albums to her work with Cryptacize (her band with Chris Cohen) - has always contained more of a 90s-R&B sensibility.  That appreciation is evident on today's "Rich Kid's World" and throughout the forthcoming Only For You.

Only For You was conceived while Nedelle was living in the Bay Area but came to fruition during a somewhat impulsive move to back to Los Angeles.  

She was in San Francisco for both law school and love - her long -distance boyfriend, also a musician, lived there too. The goal was to study, have her worldview challenged, and try out a different way of living. After a year of this life experiment, she had learned what she did not want, and the one thing she needed to make sense of it all was music. When the relationship ended, she packed a U-Haul and moved back to Los Angeles to "channel a wiser, tougher version of myself into soulful songs that are both hot and sweet."

Once in LA the process moved quite rapidly.  All of the recordings are based on demos that she made, and the LP finds Torrisi playing keyboards, guitar, and violin, and of course, handling vocal duties. Lyrically, Torrisi was inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson who she says "distilled sweeping ideas into a potent, direct form." She further explains, "this is what I strive for in terms of lyrics. A song is a three dimensional place which you enter for around three minutes. My goal is that you will see my intention with clarity and immediacy."  Looking to another poet she also cites a Francois Villon poem as an influence, describing it as "deep and slightly sarcastic. There is beauty in all of the suffering and it's our job to find it."

There is a sonic thread between Only For You and Torrisi's last release, 2015's Advice From Paradise, but the writing on the new album is intentionally tighter, and the production cleaner. She co-produced the album with Billy Uomo of the band Babes who also played and programmed drums.  Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire lent his skills to Only For You, along with many other talented L.A.-based musicians. "Good Love" was produced by the band Inc., Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink) produced "Show Me Your Face" and "Vision of Love."  David Greenbaum (Beck) and Gilmore mixed the album.

Beyond her own work, Torrisi has contributed and played with a number of artists and bands whose ranks include Ariel PinkDev Hynes and Sufjan Stevens. Her accomplishments extend to being the "Dear Abby"of the indie rock world by way of a column called "Advice from Paradise," where she offers song recommendations to accompany her words of advice to those who write in.  In the past The New York Timeshas said Torrisi has " a guileless voice, an instrument of earnest pleasure and petition," and Stereogum has noted her music has "80s synths that imply carefree pop, but Torrisi's gorgeous, layered vocals add depth that the '80s themselves never achieved."  

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Only For You Tracklisting

  1. Love To The Limit
  2. Rich Kid's World 
  3. Discipline    
  4. Complicated                       
  5. Candy                      
  6. Bad Dream                    
  7. Good Love                   
  8. Slow Motion                  
  9. Could You Be Down       
  10. Vision of Love                
  11. Show Me Your Face

Find Nedelle Torrisi here:

Instagram ** Facebook ** Twitter

THE HOLD STEADY - NEW SINGLE!

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“EUREKA” B/W “ESTHER” ARRIVES AT ALL DSPS AND STREAMING SERVICES VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS ON MARCH 12TH

SINGLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA DONATION TO THE K+L GUARDIAN FOUNDATION

RUN OF THREE SOLD OUT LONDON SHOWS KICKS OFF FRIDAY, MARCH 9

The Hold Steady has released a new single. “Eureka” b/w “Esther” is arriving at all DSPs and streaming services via Frenchkiss Records on March 12th. 

“Eureka” b/w “Esther” is currently available to hear exclusively at The Hold Steady’s Bandcamp page. Anyone wishing to download the single can do so via Bandcamp, with all donations going to The K + L Guardian Foundation, a fund set up to benefit the children of Unified Scene founder Mike Van Jura, who died in November 2012. 

Listen / download at Bandcamp here

Recorded this past November in Brooklyn, NY, with producer Josh Kaufman, “Eureka” b/w “Esther” follows recent new recordings “Entitlement Crew” b/w “A Snake In The Shower.” These songs are the band’s first new material in four years, and the first studio recordings to feature longtime keyboard player Franz Nicolay since 2008’s beloved fourth album, STAY POSITIVE.

“Eureka” b/w “Esther” arrives as The Hold Steady prepare to kick off “Boys And Girls In London” - a remarkable three-show run that includes two nights at London’s Electric Ballroom and a further night at The Lexington - celebrating the music, community, and positivity that has defined the band since its very beginning. The Lexington show will be a special, intimate, celebration with fans, some of whom will be served a full Sunday roast dinner in the afternoon. Having filled Brooklyn Bowl with the show on four consecutive nights last November – an event that Uncut magazine described as “brilliant” - it’s now the UK’s turn to experience what they have in store. Complete with surprise special guests…

Friday 09 March – Electric Ballroom, London – SOLD OUT

Saturday 10 March – Electric Ballroom, London – SOLD OUT

Sunday 11 March – The Lexington, London – The Sunday Roast – SOLD OUT

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).

The Hold Steady: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

OUT TODAY! STRANGE NAMES' NEW ALBUM DATA!

Strange Names' new album Data is out today on Frenchkiss Records the tastemaking indie responsible for beloved breakouts Local NativesThe Hold SteadyPassion Pit,Bloc PartyDiet Cig and more. From Minneapolis to NYC, the trio has perfected a blend of irresistibly rhythmic retro reminiscent of The B-52s and Talking Heads and the contemporary appeal of pop powerhouses like Phoenix along the way. They'll celebrate record release with a show in NYC at Baby's All Right on February 24 and in LA at School Night on February 26.

STREAM STRANGE NAMES DATA

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"It's a billowing, luminous, impossible-to-ignore return, pop beamed in from another time, another place" - Clash

 "A non-conforming yet instantly recognizable delight" - The Line of Best Fit   

"..they seem to be able to alight on any era or genre – the power-pop perkiness of Supernatural Silence and Only Boy, the early-60s surf-pop harmonies of Overused Phrase, the wannabe John Hughes movie synthpop cuteness of the Neighbourhood – and construct a decent facsimile of it, while giving it their own Strange Names spin. The Guardian (Best New Band)

"That high-energy, New Wave-pop-sound is definitely infectious." - Brooklyn Magazine

"Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics... youthful angst through a retro filter." - Stereogum

Strange Names' debut album Use Your Time Wisely earned the trio nationwide attention and tour slots supporting the likes of Azealia Banks. Where their previous record emanated a more sleek and modular sound, Data ushers in a more rambunctious, rock-centered audio-aesthetic. After recording, the band spent a week with producer Jonathan Schenke (Parquet CourtsThe Drums), whose final mixing left hem with a record that’s assured, inventive and unabashedly fun. Amidst a grim and staggering cultural political zeitgeist, Data acknowledges the trivialities of human existence with self-aware humour through dissociation and escapism. “It’s about adding an element of discovery to these things that are very mundane and routine for us,” Benzvi adds.

Strange Names Live:

  • February 24 | Brooklyn, NY at Baby's All Right
  • February 26 | Los Angeles, CA at School Night (Bardot: 1737 Vine St.)
  • February 28 | Loma Angeles, CA at Silverlake Lounge

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER TO RELEASE "REBOUND" MAY 4TH!

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Acclaimed artist Eleanor Friedberger will release her new album, Rebound, on Frenchkiss Records on May 4, 2018.  The album’s dazzling first song, “In Between Stars,” which Eleanor calls an homage to 80’s dark goth pop, is out now; click HERE to listen to it.  In contrast to her 2016 lauded album New View, which Eleanor arranged and recorded with her touring band, Rebound was recorded mostly by Eleanor alone with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper.  The resulting album is an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.  

In addition to a new sonic palette, Rebound takes significant inspiration from Eleanor’s time spent in Greece.  Half-Greek herself, Eleanor frequently traveled to Greece to see family, but decided in 2016 to really immerse herself in the culture.  She says:

“I spent most of 2016 on the road, and I needed to keep that momentum going. I had always wanted to spend more time in Greece; take Greek lessons and get to know Athens better while hopefully writing some music. After November 8, 2016 I set that loose plan into motion. While friends back home were suddenly becoming politically activated for the first time, it was exciting to be living in a city where protest marches occur on a weekly, or sometimes daily basis. I assembled a band of Greek musicians, played a few shows, learned a few more Greek words, but didn't get much writing done. It turned out to be more of a reconnaissance mission.

After a month in Athens I asked my friend, the Greek musician Σtella, "What's one thing I have to do before I leave?" After some long and careful consideration she smiled and said, "you have to go to Rebound. It's a time warp; kind of an 80s goth disco where everyone does the chicken dance; you’ll love it... but it's only open on Saturdays after 3:00 AM." Rebound proved to be a revelation in terms of finding the sound and energy for my fourth album. The club was very dark and despite the no smoking signs, like everywhere in Athens, it was very smoky. The "chicken dance" Stella mentioned was a solitary one. I copied the slouchy strut, moving back and forth in line, swinging my arms in time to the music that at first sounded like Joy Division or maybe The Cure, but never revealed itself-- one could only assume it to be knock-off by an unknown Baltic band. It was alienating and exhilarating.”

Rebound is the incredible next step in a lauded, brilliant recording career by one of the most prolific, daring independent artists of our time.  From her days spent in The Fiery Furnaces, creating melodically off-kilter, idiosyncratic mini-epics, to her three acclaimed previous solo albums, Eleanor Friedberger continues to create exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it.  Always anchored by her plaintive, velvety alto, and Dylan-esque lyrical treatises, Rebound is Eleanor at her very best, and a welcome addition to her rich, celebrated catalogue.

Eleanor will be playing select shows this spring.  The dates are:

  • 2/15/18 New York, NY @ City Vineyard at Pier 26
  • 2/16/18 Boston, MA @ City Winery
  • 2/17/18 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
  • 4/4/18 London, UK @ Moth Club
  • 4/28/18 Kingston, NY @ BSP *
  • 5/1/18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
  • 5/3/18 Toronto, ON @ The Drake *
  • 5/5/18 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
  • 5/9/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge *
  • *Tickets on sale Feb 16th

Eleanor Friedberger:

Website * Facebook * Instagram * Twitter

 

I S L A N D SHARE NEW SINGLE "RIDE"

DEBUT ALBUM FEELS LIKE AIR OUT APRIL 6 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

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"The one band everyone is raving about." - Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1

"Absolutely love" Annie Mac BBC Radio 1

"Impeccable indie newcomers" - Clash

"One of the most exciting bands at the moment" - Wonderland

"If you're stateside, get a head start on these guys, show your friends

and be prepared for when they make it to a city near you." - IndieShuffle

"I've had them in my heart since their debut with Stargazer" - iheartmoosiq

Today sees the UK's ISLAND unveil new single "Ride." Blackbook Magazinepremiered the track and the band told them, "'Ride' really embodies the whole theme of our debut album - the idea of movement and journey was the cornerstone that brought the record together. 'Ride' itself is a song about freedom, adventure and the power that comes with being young."

LISTEN TO "RIDE" HERE

Led by an emotive, 80s-influenced guitar riff and the impassioned, profound vocal stylings of enigmatic frontman Rollo Doherty, "Ride" epitomizes the simultaneously nostalgic and refreshing sound ISLAND's devoted followers have grown to love. The single is the third track to be revealed off the band's forthcoming debut album Feels Like Air which will be released April 6 via the NYC-based Frenchkiss Records. It continues the band's unstoppable run of successes, including recent single "The Day I Die," which caused a stir late last year amassing over 538k Spotify streams. Previous to that the band shared "Try."  

Having spent 2017 firmly establishing themselves as ones-to-catch on the live circuit and festival tents, ISLAND's captivatingly intense shows have truly built the band's reputation as one of London's most exciting bands. Before they bring their show to North America this Fall (dates to be announced soon!) they have just announced a headline tour for the UK and Europe.  The tour precedes ISLAND's eagerly anticipated performance at Annie Mac's AMPevent on February 22,  2018 alongside Tom Misch and Tom Tripp.

ISLAND is Rollo Doherty (lead vocals), Jack Raeder (Guitarist), James Wolfe (Bassist) and Toby Richards (Drummer).

ISLAND tour dates (more to be confirmed world-wide):

April

  • 19 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique
  • 20 - Berlin - Musik & Frieden
  • 21 - Dresden - Polimagie @ Beatpol & Ostpol
  • 23 -  Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnof
  • 24 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
  • 25 - Urecht - TivoliVredenburg's Club Nine
  • 26 - Hasselt  - Cafe Cafe
  • 27 - Paris - Supersonic
  • 4-  Madrid - Costello
  • 5 - Barcelona - La Nau

May

  • 12 - Dublin - Whelans
  • 14 - Liverpool - Buyers Club
  • 15 - Glasgow - King Tuts
  • 16 - Newcastle - Cluny 2
  • 17- Manchester - Ruby Lounge
  • 19- Nottingham - Bodega
  • 21 - Bristol - Thekla
  • 22 - Clwb Ifor Back
  • 23 - London - KOKO

Find ISLAND here: 

Facebook | Twitter |  Instagram  

 Pre-order Feels Like Air

 http://radi.al/FeelsLikeAir  

STRANGE NAMES RELEASE NEW SONG "UFO"; ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DATA TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 23

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Strange Names, the latest sensation from Frenchkiss Records (Local Natives, Diet Cig), have released new song "UFO" and announced upcoming album DATA to be released February 23 on the taste-making label. The trio recently transplanted their danceable New Wave Pop from Minneapolis to NYC, perfecting a blend of irresistibly rhythmic retro reminiscent of The B-52s and Talking Heads and the contemporary appeal of pop powerhouses like Phoenix along the way. 

Today's track follows "Into Me," an intoxicating tune released in November and added to reputed Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds and New Indie Mix. Strange Names' debut album Use Your Time Wisely earned the trio nationwide attention and tour slots supporting the likes of Azealia Banks. On the sophomore effort, the band employs a playful sort of lyrical experiment. The result's as mentally and emotionally resonant as it is physically infectious. 

Frontman Liam Benzvi explains: “three figures from a different world taking notes on human normalcy—while it seems trivial, it’s exhilarating for them because they know nothing of it. They’re like a family: clownish, playing games with their subjects of observation. We are playing the roles of these figures, and this is our point of view that hopefully translates when you listen.” More information in the full bio below.

STREAM "UFO"

"..they seem to be able to alight on any era or genre – the power-pop perkiness of Supernatural Silence and Only Boy, the early-60s surf-pop harmonies of Overused Phrase, the wannabe John Hughes movie synthpop cuteness of the Neighbourhood – and construct a decent facsimile of it, while giving it their own Strange Names spin. - The Guardian (Best New Band)
"That high-energy, New Wave-pop-sound is definitely infectious." - Brooklyn Magazine
"Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics... youthful angst through a retro filter." - Stereogum
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BIO:

For Minneapolis to NYC transplants Strange Names the last three years have been those characterized by upward momentum and discovery, momentum wrought largely from a record deal with Syd Butler’s (of NYC art punks Les Savy Fav) label Frenchkiss, the success of their debut album –2015’s shimmering pop tour-de-force Use Your Time Wisely –and countless time clocked in front of audiences sharpening the strength of their exuberant live performance. Now, preceding the release of their inspired and thematic forthcoming sophomore LP Data (out February 23rd , 2018 on Frenchkiss), it’s clear that this momentum is only primed to build further. 

Use Your Time Wisely established the band—made up of Liam Benzvi, Francis Ximénez and Fletcher Aleckson—as creators and performers of buoyant and masterful pop songs, songs that were relatable in the ubiquity of their subject matter but also in their fine-spun reverence to precursory (and magnificently danceable) New Wave greats like B-52s, Talking Heads and The Fixx. Tracks like “Ricochet”, “Neighborhood” and “I Can’t Control Myself” came to wholly define this spirited, endearingly off-kilter energy and helped bolster their profile. 

On Data these definitive sonic tendencies remain in their purest form, but the soul of the record emerges distinctively amidst a newfound sense of exploration, in both sounds and motif, that bring to light Strange Names’ most daring and realized music to date.

Written and recorded in Brooklyn and self-produced by the band themselves, Data surfaces principally as an album about perspective, boldly conceptualized from the viewpoint of aliens observing human behavior on earth in a methodical, scientific way, quite transparently, collecting “Data”. 

Frontman Liam Benzvi elaborates: “Just for fun, apply this narrative to your listening experience of the record: three figures from a different world taking notes on human normalcy—while it seems trivial, it’s exhilarating for them because they know nothing of it. They’re like a family: clownish, playing games with their subjects of observation. We are playing the roles of these figures, and this is our point of view that hopefully translates when you listen.”

Where their previous record emanated a more sleek and modular sound, Data ushers in a more rambunctious, rock-centered audio-aesthetic. 

 “It sounds like we’re all in a really small room facing each other and playing in an intimate way,“ the band comment. “It sounds very alive.” 

Leading with bouncy opener “UFO”, they establish a driving framework that carries through the entire album. From the surging syncopation of “People to Go” to the infectious space-funk of “Keep Walking Away” to the melodic verve of “Into Me”, they have completely and brilliantly shifted their sonic references to a territory where allusions to Womack & Womack / Island Records heyday take rightful precedence over the silvery synth structures of derivative ‘80s New Wave. 

On “People to Go” the band enlists the vocals of Jorge Socarras, founder and frontman of early ‘80s NYC art rock band Indoor Life as well as a close collaborator of electronic pioneer Patrick Cowley. “It was total magic in the studio to share a mic with him. He said he was a one-take kinda guy and he was” Benzvi recalls. On the track Socarras and Benzvi call and respond to each other with a sweet and robotic dissonance atop raging, droning beats.

After recording, the band spent a week with producer Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, The Drums), who did some final mixing, leaving them with a record that’s assured, inventive and unabashedly fun.

Amidst a grim and staggering cultural political zeitgeist, Data acknowledges the trivialities of human existence with self-aware humor through dissociation and escapism. “It’s about adding an element of discovery to these things that are very mundane and routine for us,” Benzvi adds. It’s apt; mundane themes like relationships woes can seem minuscule in the grand scheme of current affairs, but by implementing the childlike wonder of a completely (and literally) alien third party analyzing them, the narrative becomes compelling and, in Strange Names case, a means by which to thoughtfully and infectiously encapsulate the absurdity and nuance of our reality in 2018 through music.

Strange Names Live:

February 26 | Los Angeles, CA at School Night (Bardot: 1737 Vine St.)

THE HOLD STEADY ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE!

 

 

“ENTITLEMENT CREW” B/W “A SNAKE IN THE SHOWER”

ARRIVES AT ALL DSPS AND STREAMING SERVICES

VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

 

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SINGLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW EXCLUSIVELY

VIA DONATION TO THE K+L GUARDIAN FOUNDATION

 FOUR-SHOW “MASSIVE NIGHTS” CELEBRATION AT THE BROOKLYN BOWL

STARTS TONIGHT AND CULMINATES SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

(New York, NY) The Hold Steady has released a new single. “Entitlement Crew” b/w “A Snake In The Shower,” arriving at all DSPs and streaming services via Frenchkiss Records on Friday, December 1st.

“Entitlement Crew” b/w “A Snake In The Shower” is currently available exclusively to members of the official Hold Steady fan community, The Unified Scene. Members who wish to download the single can do so by donating to The K + L Guardian Foundation, a fund set up to benefit the children of Unified Scene founder Mike Van Jura, who died in November 2012.

Recorded this November in Brooklyn, NY, with producer Josh Kaufmann, “Entitlement” b/w “A Snake In The Shower” marks the first new music from The Hold Steady in nearly four years as well as the first studio recording to feature longtime keyboard player Franz Nicolay since 2008’s beloved fourth album, STAY POSITIVE. Additional performers include Stuart Bogie, Michael Leonhart, and Annie Nero.

“Entitlement” b/w “A Snake In The Shower” arrives just as The Hold Steady wrap up “Massive Nights,” a remarkable four-show run at the Brooklyn Bowl celebrating the music, community, and positivity that has defined the band since its very beginning. The sold out shows – each featuring surprise-opening guests – start tonight and conclude Saturday, December 2nd. The Hold Steady cross the Atlantic for a very special pair of shows slated for March 9th and 10th at London’s famed Electric Ballroom. For live updates, please visit theholdsteady.net/shows.

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).

Welcome To Frenchkiss Records, NEDELLE TORRISI

NEDELLE TORRISI SIGNS TO FRENCHKISS RECORDS

SHARES NEW SINGLE, "LOVE TO THE LIMIT"

CONFIRMS DATES ON THE WEST COAST

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In advance of a string of West-Coast dates, Nedelle Torrisi is happy to reveal a new single, "Love to the Limit ."  Rookie has called her music "full of smooth and synth-y grooves" and while this newest track hones in on those sounds, it also marks a leap forward in both her songwriting and production.  Torrisi says of "Love to The Limit," "if someone is fake or half-way about giving you love, whether in a relationship or friendship, then it's not worth your time. You deserve better. So I wrote this Reggaeton type song- 'Love to the limit. Can you give it? If it's not all the way then I can't be in it.'"   

LISTEN TO "LOVE TO THE LIMIT"

Torrisi has just signed to Frenchkiss Records and today's single marks her first for the label.  She has confirmed select West Coast dates that start with a show on November 28at Los AngelesNo Name.  She kicks off 2018 with a date at The Battery in San Francisco on January 4.  All dates are below with more to be added.

Earlier this year Torrisi teamed with Julia Holter, and Nite Jewel to record their take on Depeche Mode's "Condemnation" which was released via Domino Records. Previous to that she last released music in 2015 by way of the LP Advice From Paradise.

The Los Angeles-based Nedelle Torrisi has been playing music her entire life. And while her early emphasis was on jazz, (she has a degree in jazz music history) her musical career - from her previous solo albums to her work with Cryptacize (her band with Chris Cohen) has always contained more of a 90s-R&B sensibility.  Beyond her own work Torrisi has contributed and played with a number of artists and bands whose ranks include Ariel PinkDev Hynes and Sufjan Stevens.  Nedelle's accomplishments extend to being the "Dear Abby"of the indie rock world by way of  a column called "Advice from Paradise," where she offers song recommendations to accompany her words of advice to those that wrote asking for help.  The New York Times has said Nedelle has " a guileless voice, an instrument of earnest pleasure and petition" and Stereogum has noted her music has "80s synths that imply carefree pop, but Torrisi's gorgeous, layered vocals add depth that the '80s themselves never achieved."  Watch for more news on Nedelle Torrisi in early 2018!

Nedelle Torrisi Tour Dates:

11/28  - Los Angeles, CA- No Name

12/10 - Santa Barbara,CA - Topa Topa Brewery

1/4 - San Francisco, - The Battery

1/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Leiminspace

Find Nedelle Torrisi here:

Instagram ** Facebook ** Twitter

STRANGE NAMES SHARE NEW SONG "INTO ME"

STRANGE NAMES SHARE NEW SONG

"INTO ME"

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Frenchkiss Records  - the indie known for fostering contemporary delights like  Diet Cig  and  Local Natives  - has a new favorite to share. The label's latest sensation -  Strange Names  - releases " Into Me " today. This NYC treasure of a trio delivers deliciously danceable New Wave pop, telling imaginative tales atop wiry melodies and pulsating synths. It's a gift for lovers of anything between The B-52's and Phoenix. Strange Names  will celebrate the single release at  Union Pool  in  NYC  this  Friday, November 10 .

From Minneapolis to Manhattan,  Liam Benzvi ,  Francis Ximenez , and  Fletcher Aleckson  have ignited tastemaking music communities. In 2015, the group released debut album  Use Your Time Wisely to critical delight and toured alongside  Azealia Banks .  Strange Names ' sophomore effort is expected in  early 2018 .

STREAM "INTO ME"

"..they seem to be able to alight on any era or genre – the power-pop perkiness of Supernatural Silence and Only Boy, the early-60s surf-pop harmonies of Overused Phrase, the wannabe John Hughes movie synthpop cuteness of the Neighbourhood – and construct a decent facsimile of it, while giving it their own Strange Names spin. -  The Guardian (Best New Band)

"That high-energy, New Wave-pop-sound is definitely infectious." -  Brookyln Magazine

"Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics... youthful angst through a retro filter." -  Stereogum

SEE STRANGE NAMES LIVE

November 10 in Brooklyn, New York at Union Pool



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For more information, please contact:

Maddie Corbin | MaddieC@GrandstandHQ.com