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Thurston Moore “Smoke Of Dreams” + Album Out This Friday + Philly show announced!

24 Apr

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Thurston Moore’s new album Rock N Roll Consciousness is out this Friday, April 28th, and if new music wasn’t exciting enough, Moore announced a new tour as well! Thurston Moore will be going on tour in the US this May/July and will be heading to Philadelphia to play Underground Arts on July 22nd!

This week Thurston Moore released his new single “Smoke Of Dreams”, check out the video below! This taste of Rock N Roll Consciousness, starts off a bit melancholy and dark with captivating poetic lyrics, then brightens up when it weaves into upbeat drums, epic guitars and and mesmerizing bass lines that will have you dancing around your room before reminding you that this is a chill song… calm down. No, just me? That’s cool…

 

Rock N Roll Consciousness was recorded in London at The Church Studios with Paul Epworth and was mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast! in Seattle. You can pre-order your copy of the new record now on vinyl/cd via Rough Trade and digitally here!

Check out tour dates below and make sure to get your tickets to a city near you. Tag us in your pics at mylifeinsound so we can vicariously be at every show with you!

 

Thurston Moore Tour:
May 8 – Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
May 9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 10 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
May 14 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 17 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
May 18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
May 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
July 14 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 – Detroit, MN – Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit
July 17 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
July 18 – Montreal, QB – La Sala Rossa
July 19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
July 22 – Philadelphia PA – Underground Arts
July 23 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
xx Cher
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A Wicked Cool Tour comes to a close: Soraia Tour Diary Final Entry

12 Apr

What a wild ride of rock we’ve had with ZouZou’s tour diary! What an absolute treat it’s been to get insight from the road via the badass front-woman of Soraia, and one of our favorite bands. All good things must come to an end, like this tour with Kurt Baker Combo, but here’s to more adventures on the road and more music from Soraia. Read ZouZou’s final tour entry below, we look forward to more, especially when the band goes to Spain to tour with Kurt Baker Combo again!

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Well,  we’ve come to an end to our three week run in the northeast and midwest USA with our label and tour mates, Kurt Baker Combo. It’s so sad at the end of tour, because you feel like you’re just getting in the swing of the movement, and it’s – all of a sudden – time to go home. And although there’s a comfort to going home, it’s not the same joy I get from being on the road. Which brings me to my point. And there’s always one – usually fifty that boil down to one. But alas—

It takes an interesting creature to be on the road. A gypsy. But a gypsy doesn’t mean you don’t have or want a home, it just means – for me – I love to wander, see new things, have new adventures, be surprised, and be in the moment. One of the greatest gifts of being on tour is being in the moment. You have to be. I’m never looking forward or looking back, I’m just here. Now. And I think that’s the most magical thing you can do in this skin. I don’t believe I’ve done that a lot since I was busy building experiences as a wee tiny thing. I’ve always added experiences to whatever I felt, but I don’t do that here. If I were to look back on the worst parts and the best parts of these past few weeks, I think that would ruin it all a bit.

What tour does for me is it makes me want to tour more. See more, Be more places. Perform to more people. Meet more people. Sleep less. Eat less. Play more.

But my body, this time around, let me know none of that was something I could do this tour. So even the sickness in the beginning was a great lesson in seeing and doing things differently.

My primary purpose out here is to sing. To be accountable to this group of people who took the time to make music alongside me, and to put passion into every ounce. The rest of the day has to be about putting that first. Whether the note or vocal be pitch perfect or shit–passion is the key to it all. There’s a saying that “People don’t remember what you did, they remember how you made them feel”. I never forgot that once it was told to me. I try to use my voice to be as free and as honest as I can be – where in other areas of my life, I may not do as well in that. But vocally—always striving for that.

Which brings me to another point: you can’t do it alone. My bandmates really took care of me. They understood when I was sick, and didn’t get annoyed or judge me for it. I can’t help but feel valued and important and a part of something much bigger. They didn’t add to my stress, but helped me come to decisions if my voice wasn’t there and helped give me a dose of reality when I wanted to believe my voice was fine. I rested because they told me to. I tried to recoup the best I could. Not just for me and the music and the commitments, but for them, too. And that–whatever that definitiion is–it is an absolutely beautiful thing.And this was the first time touring with another band—it was AWESOME.

We’ll all see each other again this fall when Soraia’s record comes out on Wicked Cool Records, and we hit Spain with our wonderful friends in Kurt Baker Combo. Until then, we’ll see you on the road all over the place again this summer. Check http://www.soraia.com/tour for all new dates being added.
It’s been an amazing ride….thank you for following along with me.
xx ZouZou

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afternoon jam: FREAK “Cake”

21 Feb
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Our new favorite song “Cake” by FREAK is served up with an equally epic new music video, watch below!

 

Essex-based FREAK serves up some serious bone-shaking rock’n’roll with his new single, “Cake”. Just when you thought the track couldn’t get any better, Freak released an epic music video for “Cake” which you must watch below. Try not to lose a whole day by watching it 500 times in a row like me (worth it though!). You can purchase your copy of “Cake” to listen to on repeat now here.

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FREAK is currently on tour in the UK supporting INHEAVEN this month and Black Honey next month! For a full list of tour dates, more information, and to get your tickets click here!

 

xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Soraia, Mach22, Cold Roses and Kensington Nothings at Milkboy TOMORROW NIGHT!!!

10 Feb

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It’s been 2 years since the badass Philly blog Riot Nerd blessed us with it’s life and we are celebrating tomorrow night with a heavy dose of local, pure rock and roll. Fittingly, Soraia, one of our favorite bands of all time, are headlining the show. The band is currently in the studio recording their forthcoming record so be the first to let their new songs electrocute your world live at Milkboy tomorrow night.

Tickets are only $10 here today and will be $12  tomorrow at the door. The show starts at 8PM so make sure you are there on time to catch Kensington Nothings, Cold Roses and Mach22. Listen to all of the bands below and see you tomorrow night at Milkboy!

 

xx Cher

lovelovelove: The Shanghais “Too Cool To Cry”

25 Oct

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Rock & Roll babes of San Francisco The Shanghais have released a hilarious new music video for their single “Too Cool To Cry”! The Shanghais will be playing their next show on December 6th in San Francisco at Hemlock Tavern. The show is Adam Widener’s Record release show and is bound to be epic. The show starts at 9PM and is only $6, if you are in the are make sure you are there! This is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

xx Cher

morning jam xx: Wolf Alice “She”

20 Aug

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Wolf Alice is absolutely killing it right now. I find a favorite song with every new track they release, and “She” takes the cake for them all. The song is dark, rough, gritty, badass and just plain addicting. “She” is taken from their upcoming Blush EP due out October 7th on Chess Club Records. You can pre-order the track now from Rough Trade here!

Find and follow Wolf Alice on Facebook and Twitter.

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xx Cher

morning jam xx: Apes “Helluva Time”

22 Jul

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Open up this can of cold, fresh, rock n roll this morning!

Australian rockers Apes have released a new music video for “Helluva Time” their no-nonsense rough, addicting rock follow-up to their brilliant single and Kill Bill style video for “Seven”.

“Helluva Time” is filled with drums that get the party started, lyrics you have to shout along to, and guitars that course through your veins until you get your body moving. This track is the soundtrack to a good night out wreaking havoc with your friends…just hopefully not the havoc wreaked in this video (he has a great shirt, but that guy is clearly a psycho).

Watch both videos below, and if you haven’t seen it before (or want to watch them in order) start with “Seven”!


xx Cher

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