Fans across the globe are counting down the days until February 24th, the release day of the new Kid Rock album First Kiss. The album title track and first single 'First Kiss' is now available, with a music video to accompany.AJR release video for Infinity
The New York City brotherly band, AJR saw viral success on their debut single "I'm Ready" and to follow up, the next single has arrived. The title track off of their Infinity EP, 'Infitity' is available, with a brand new music video to go along with it.Get interactive with Cash Cash
A mansion filled with scantily clad women, and other surreal creatues is the basis of Cash Cash's dream come true in their brand new music video for Surrender. The video is now available to watch on YouTube, but if you'd rather play a role in the video and make decisions for the guys, check out the interactive version now!Death Cab For Cutie announce Kintsugi
Death Cab for Cutie has announced the release of their much-anticipated eighth studio album 'KINTSUGI', which arrives everywhere on March 31st.
'KINTSUGI' follows 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated 'CODES AND KEYS', and marks Death Cab for Cutie’s first new album since the departure last year of founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer Chris Walla. The album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object’s history.
“Considering what we were going through internally, and with what a lot of the lyrics are about, it had a great deal of resonance for us – the idea of figuring out how to repair breaks and make them a thing of beauty,” says bassist Nick Harmer, who suggested the name to singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr. “Philosophically, spiritually, emotionally, it seems perfect for this group of songs.”
An extensive tour schedule will surround the release.Warner Music Canada Signs Canadian Blues-Rock Sensation Philip Sayce
“One of rock’s best-kept secrets.” London Daily Star, UK
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – For immediate release
Warner Music Canada is thrilled to announce the signing of guitarist Philip Sayce. Warner will be releasing Philip’s critically acclaimed album Influence on March 10, 2015. Originally released in Europe in late August 2014 to critical acclaim, the Canadian version of Influence will include two new songs led by the first single, Philip’s incendiary version of the Ten Years After classic “I’d Love To Change The World.”
“Clapton, Page, Hendrix…Philip Sayce. The young guitarist reviving blues-rock.”
– London Metro, UK
On making the announcement, Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane stated, “Philip is a unique and exciting talent. He reminds us that playing the blues isn’t something that happens in museums, he brings a vitality and originality to the songs on Influence. We all look forward to bringing Philip and his music to a much wider audience.”
“I am beyond ecstatic to collaborate with Warner Music Canada and to focus my creative energies in my home country,” said Philip Sayce of the signing. “The Warner Music Canada team truly embodies what it means to celebrate the love of music, and their approach to working with artists is refreshing, healing, and inspiring.”
Born in Wales and raised in Toronto, Canada, Philip Sayce’s love of the guitar started at an early age when his parents introduced him to all of the classics, notably, Clapton, Hendrix, and Beck. He started playing guitar as a teen and before long was winning admirers at blues jam nights at Grossman’s Tavern in downtown Toronto. One such admirer was legendary guitarist Jeff Healey who invited Philip to join his band with whom he toured the world for the next couple of years. After a move to Los Angeles, producer John Shanks introduced Philip to Melissa Etheridge who recruited him for her band. Over the next several years Philip performed on Melissa Etheridge’s albums and was featured during her live sets on world tours.
“Influence is powerful enough to turn him in to Canada’s next homegrown guitar hero.”
– Toronto Sun
“Influence is a culmination of sounds, colors, emotions, and artists who have directly helped to shape my approach and love of music,” said Philip. “The intention of my own music is to continue the message, power, love, and inspiration that I experience in every artist that has influenced me.”
In 2009 Philip released Peace Machine the first of three solo albums that established him as one of the leading lights in a new generation of blues-rock guitarists. With each subsequent release (Ruby Electricand Steamroller) his reputation continued to grow, and, in January 2015 Philip signed with Warner Music Canada who will release his fourth album, Influence, produced by Dave Cobb and featuring songs by artists that have inspired Philip over the years as well as original compositions. Two new recordings produced by Michael Nielsen at Revolution Studios in Toronto are included on the Canadian version of Influence.
“…a career-best record. Influence is worth the wait.”
– Classic Rock Magazine, UK
News of upcoming tour dates to be announced shortly.