Pop Macabre Pianist Calista Kazuko aims to beat commercialism with the release of her groundbreaking EP 'Project: Love Me'.
As the daughter of famed violinist, Paul Robertson, the high priestess of ‘Pop Macabre’, Calista Kazuko, was born into a bohemian family where classical music was a staple part of the diet. Now, the London based outré singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist is all about high art, high class, high gloss and high drama.
Calista Kazuko's classical roots at the Royal Academy of Music have been jettisoned, she is now carving out her own genre with a diamond-edged blade which she likes to call ‘sophistipop-noir’, perfectly and elegantly exhibited in her highly anticipated EP, Project: Love Me.
'As a full-time, unadulterated, unashamed drama queen, 'Project: Love Me' tells a story full of extravagance, opulence and of course - DRAMA!'
The collaborative producers named on the record include such music heavyweights as award winning film composer Guy Dagul, and super-producers Nuno Fernandes and Dennis Weinreich.
Calista's way with a grand piano, story-telling songwriting and sophisticated performance style blend together into a dry, heady cocktail that will leave your emotions exposed and giddy. She's not so much lightning in a bottle as the conjuror of the storm.
My Own Ghost released their second album "Life on Standby" today via Secret Entertainment.
The album is produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, etc..) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Sunrise Avenue, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.)
The band toured last month with Tarja Turunen and the feedback from the tour has been very positive. The band start their own Eastern European tour today and here are all confirmed dates:
07/04 - Sosnowiec (PL) - Underground Club
08/04 - Oleśnica (PL) - Sciema Club
09/04 - Ostrava (CZ) - Chacharkovo Doupe
10/04 - Praha (CZ) - Musik Club Jižak
11/04 - Brno (CZ) - RC Brooklyn
12/04 - Banská Bystrica (SK) - Klub 77
13/04 - Kosiče (SK) - Tabačka
23/04 - Eindhoven (NL) -FemMe
28/04 - Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) - Release Party KUFA
Listen to the album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5SGId5O6brjAMd6JN4erb1 and check their brilliant music video out here: https://youtu.be/1egfMk5Ht7E
Julie Rodesch - Vocals
Fred Brever - Guitars
David Soppelsa - Guitars
Joe May - Bass
Michael Stein - Drums
Last October, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Maynard James Keenan, frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, and accomplished winemaker, let on that, in addition to his many other projects, he was working with writer/editor and long-time friend Sarah Jensen on an authorized biography.
That interview fostered feverish speculation within the many online realms populated by Keenan’s fans and followers. A mere glimpse of the cover at online bookselling sites early this year led to a pre-ordering frenzy months ahead of the book’s arrival.
Until now, Keenan’s fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. That all will change with the release of "A Perfect Union of Contrary Things" (Nov. 8, 2016, Backbeat Books, $29.99).
As Keenan explained to Rolling Stone, “There's always that perception that whatever you've done that's the largest media-friendly thing in your life, where the world came to know of you, there's a perception that there was no life before, and that you were nothing before. There's a lot of stuff that went on in my life that nobody really knows about. So I feel like this is the chance to show the patterns, tell a story.”
Jensen, who has known Keenan for three decades, rolls out that untold story chronicling his journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on the disparate fields of contemporary music and regional winemaking. The result is a comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist that pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art.
"A Perfect Union of Contrary Things" presents the out takes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included throughout are passages in Keenan’s own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative. There is also commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and long-time friend of Keenan.
Featuring photos of Keenan from childhood to today, "A Perfect Union of Contrary Things" presents Maynard James Keenan’s story as a metaphor for the reader’s own evolution and an encouragement to follow our dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfil our creative potential.
Nov. 8, 2016
Hardcover 6" x 9" 284 pages
Two 8-page photo inserts
USA's September Mourning set to release Sumerian Records debut in July and re-release comic book series
September Mourning will release their Sumerian Records debut "Volume II", on July 29th. Physical pre-orders are now available at www.sumerianmerch.com along with digital pre-orders on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Check out the video for "Eye Of The Storm" here.
The brainchild of Emily Lazar (aka "September Mourning") and acclaimed American comic book artist and publisher Marc Silvestri (X-Men, Witchblade, The Darkness), September Mourning's "Volume II" picks up where 2015's self-released EP "Volume I" left off.
Like it's predecessor, "Volume II" will be accompanied by the second issue of September Mourning's comic book series on Top Cow Productions.
“For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece. Music is the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole," explains Lazar.
"Volume II is a continuation of the first step in our journey which began with our self released EP, Volume I and A Murder of Reapers, the first issue of our comic book. Volume II follows our hero, September Mourning's tale throughout the second issue of the comic book entitled, The Hand of Fate. Both forms of media intertwine to create a musical and visual story mosaic for your eyes and ears. Although September's character is fictional, both the emotional landscape of the music and the message behind her lyric come from a very vulnerable place inside of me. In this album, I intertwined these supernatural characters with my own very real, relatable thoughts and feelings. There are pieces of myself magnified in every dynamic shift and bombastic hook in this album and you feel that when you listen. The world that's created promises you an epic ride."
September Mourning will tour consistently worldwide throughout 2016 and into 2017 in support of the new album.
Three-piece alternative punk band Lost In Society has premiered their highly anticipated new record Modern Illusions today! Fans can stream the album in full exclusively on Idobi Radio now, here.
Earlier this month, Lost In Society launched pre-orders for "Modern Illusions". Fans can purchase a copy now, here. Modern Illusions was produced by Pete Steinkopf (guitarist of The Bouncing Souls) and is set to drop on Friday, February 26th via Handsome Stranger Records. For more information on Lost In Society, please visit: http://www.lostinsociety.com.
The trio is gearing up to perform at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. The show will kick off at 8pm on Thursday, February 25th and will allow entry to anyone 18 and older. Fans can purchase tickets now, here. Additionally, Lost In Society will be celebrating the release of Modern Illusions in their hometown on February 26th. The band will be sharing the stage with Dollys and Gods at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets will come with a copy of the new record and are available for purchase now, here.
Lost In Society will be hitting the road this March. The first show is set to kick off on March 3rd in Virginia Beach, VA and will wrap up on March 31st in Harrisburg, PA. Fans will have a chance to see the power trio hit the stage in support of their new record Modern Illusions set to release later this month. In addition, the band is heading to Austin, TX to perform at SXSW from March 14th through March 19th with more shows to be announced.
Jolting, fierce and raw: Lost In Society's live show has been described as all of the above. The NJ-based alternative punk act has performed at large festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, and Fest. Lost In Society is known for bringing fans out the same way old punks did -- by word of mouth. Having toured all over the map and sharing the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Dead Sara, The Bouncing Souls, Bad Religion, The Flatliners, Misfits, and SWMRS, the trio is showing no signs of stopping.
Lost In Society is Zach Moyle (guitars + lead vocals), Nick Ruroede (bass), and Hector Bonora (drums).
2. I Want To Know
4. Not Afraid
5. Generation Why
8. Come Outside
9. Second Chances
10. Let Me Out
11. Don't Hesitate
Upcoming Tour Dates:
February 25 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn NY
February 26 - Convention Hall - Asbury Park, NJ
March 3 - Hook Up Café - Virginia Beach, VA
March 4 - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
March 5 - Basement Show - Greenville, SC
March 6 - The Dragon's Den - Atlanta, GA
March 9 - The Gilroy - Clarksville, TN
March 11 - The Buccaneer - Memphis, TN
March 12 - Alley Cats - Houston, TX
March 13 - The Thirsty Monkey - Mcallen, TX
March 14 - 19th - SXSW - TBA - Austin TX
March 17 - The Handlebar - Austin, TX
March 18 - The Aquarium - Austin, TX
March 19 - The Vortex - Austin, TX
March 20 - Revolution Bar - Bryan, TX
March 22 - The Drunken Fry - Oklahoma City, OK
March 24 - Des Moines Social Club - Des Moines, IA
March 25 - Pubtime - Chicago, IL
March 27 - Meloday Inn - Indianapolis, IN
March 29 - Annabell's - Akron, OH
March 30 - Howler's - Pittsburgh, PA
March 31 - Zero Day Brewing - Harrisburg, PA
June 11 - Punk Rock Bowling @ Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
Additional Dates TBA
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