Posted by: Rock You in Albums, Bands & Artists, News
Like a fine wine left to age and mature until its time is right, Canadian rockers, CONEY HATCH, have returned with Four, the band’s first album of new studio material in nearly three decades. Released by Frontiers Records on September 24th, Four is a tour de’force and the highly anticipated reunion from a band that many feel were among the best hard rock acts to ever emerge from Canada.
“All of us are thrilled to have recorded a 4th CONEY HATCH record,” says bassist and co-writer Andy Curran. “We never thought it would happen but the stars aligned and hell froze over! “ Sample the album at: http://youtu.be/kaX7gLnhuFY
Once dubbed “The Loudest Band in Toronto,” CONEY HATCH is back with its unique brand of melodic riff-rock that first brought the band to the attention of critics and rock fans worldwide. Formed in Toronto, original members Andy Curran, Carl Dixon, Dave Ketchum and Steve Shelski released three gold albums between 1982 and 1986. After those releases and many miles of successes and rocky roads under their belts, the band members went their separate ways.
The story of CONEY HATCH’s reunion is almost as compelling as the music, itself. In 2008, while recording in Australia, lead vocalist Carl Dixon, was nearly killed in a horrific head-on collision. While doctor’s worked feverishly to save him, he lay in a semi-conscious coma, one that would last for months. His wife, who had never left his side, reached out to his former band mates for words of encouragement. Read the rest of this entry �
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PLACEBO released their seventh studio album Loud Like Love–out September 17 on Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). They have announced their first U.S. shows in six years. The shows are set for October 15 at Terminal 5 in New York and at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 18, in advance of a full U.S. tour in 2014.
The internationally acclaimed rock band also announced LOUD LIKE LOVE TV–a unique and candid 90-minute online TV show, set to broadcast Monday, September 16 at 3pm EST/12pm PST via Placebo’s YouTube Channel. Placebo, in collaboration with YouTube and Google, will be the first band ever to produce, curate and stream a global live TV show, streamed live from YouTube Studios, London: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialplacebo.
Loud Like Love TV will feature new and exclusive content created by Brian, Stefan & Steve from Placebo and hosted by special guest presenters. It will include interviews with the band and all the people that have collaborated on the album, live performance of the new album and exclusive versions, ‘behind the scenes’ footage, Google hangouts, big fan competitions, live link ups to the YouTube Creator Space studios in LA and Tokyo and some special guests along the way. Fans will also have the chance to interact with the band live on air via their various social media channels.
The band also recently launched a two-part video series discussing the album that can be viewed exclusively on their YouTube Page. They also recently premiered the first official video from the album for “Too Many Friends,” directed by Saman Kesh and narrated by novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis. Read the rest of this entry �
In 1994, The Beatles’ Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim – hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. A new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, will be released Monday, November 11 in 2CD and 180-gram vinyl packages with a 48-page booklet. On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles’ first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, “There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.”
Ten of On Air’s songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles’ direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a rocking cover of the standard “Beautiful Dreamer.” On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard’s “Lucille,” Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee,” Chan Romero’s “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman,” and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, “Glad All Over” and “Sure To Fall.” Read the rest of this entry �