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In a new video, Robert Plant previews his new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, due September 9. In the video, Plant leads viewers through the personal journey that led to the new album, from the Welsh borders, through the American South, and back home to the UK. "These songs are an ode to life and love," says Plant, "and the fragile adventure you set out upon unknowingly and unwittingly." Watch the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, July 10, 2014|0 comments
Randy Newman's debut performance on Austin City Limits will receive an encore broadcast when the show airs the 2011 episode on PBS this weekend. "With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores," says the show, "Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences." The show first aired in November 2011, the same week his latest album, Live in London, was released on Nonesuch Records. Watch a sneak peek from the show here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoTuesday, July 8, 2014|0 comments
The soundtrack to Richard Linklater's Boyhood is out this week on Nonesuch Records. The soundtrack spans the 12 years over which the groundbreaking film was shot, with songs ranging from the year 2000 to 2013, plus the Paul McCartney and Wings classic “Band on the Run” and the debut of "Summer Noon," a new song written by Jeff Tweedy and performed by his father/son duo, Tweedy. The video for the song, animated by Allison House, premiered this week. You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, June 30, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters gave the Glastonbury Festival crowd "one of the most musically diverse sets of the day," says the BBC, including songs from his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. They "concoct a fascinating hybrid of dub, jazz, afrobeat and blues well suited to such an eclectic festival," says the Telegraph, "and an appreciative audience swayed in the setting sun to blissful world groove ... Plant's still got the vocal chops and stadium charisma." The Guardian calls him "hero." Metro says "Plant still very much has the voice and all of the cool." Watch them perform a song off the new album here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviews VideoVideoMonday, June 30, 2014|0 comments
The Black Keys, who are currently touring Europe on the first leg of the Turn Blue world tour, have added several new dates to the tour in February 2015, in Zurich, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Düsseldorf. The Guardian gives four stars to the band's set at Glastonbury last night, saying "the Black Keys have got better as they've got bigger, revealing a talent for fiendishly catchy classic rock." Watch their Glastonbury performance of "Fever" here.