Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chicago’s “atomic power pop” band of brothers, The Safes premieres video featuring cameos by fans from around the world.

 Trio to launch two-week tour in Cleveland on November 10th, See the premiere of “I Would Love To” via Yahoo! Music now.

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The Safes (L-R): Patrick O’Malley, Frankie O’Malley, Michael O’Malley. Photo Credit: Andrew Ballantyne

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“I Would Love To” is the latest video from “Record Heat” by The Safes


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See the premiere of the “I Would Love To” video streaming now via Yahoo! Music

Call ‘em “garage-kissed power pop” (San Francisco Chronicle), “atomic pop” (Rolling Stone), or simply “wild and crazy” (Chicago Tribune), The Safes have collected plenty of accolades for however you’d like to sum up their expert-level snappy songwriting and sharp showmanship. Now, with the band’s latest album Record Heat out, and a fall tour on the horizon, the brothers O’Malley have debuted a very unique clip for The Safes song “I Would Love To” exclusively via Yahoo! Music.

The video’s director, Mickey Mangan is a polyglot who had a vision for “I Would Love To” that took his talent for languages into account. Believing the song to be a global anthem that expresses feelings anyone anywhere can identify with, Mangan enlisted fans of The Safes from all over the world and asked them to film themselves displaying lyrics to the song in their home countries and in their native tongues.

Twelve countries (Argentina, United States, Jordan, Chile, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Ghana, Brazil, Ireland, and Germany) and 14 languages (Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Polish, French, Tagalog, Finnish, Italian, Tagalog, Portuguese, Chinese, Irish, German, and English) are represented in the finished video, streaming now.

See The Safes live this fall throughout the Midwest and Northeast as the band launches a two-week tour in Cleveland on November 10th – see below for full itinerary. Members of The Safes are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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The Safes On Tour

11/10 Cleveland, OH @ Pats In The Flats
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
11/12 State College, PA @ Darkhorse
11/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
11/14 Boston, MA @ PAs
11/15 Portland, ME @ Bayside Bowl
11/16 Providence, RI @ The Parlour
11/17 New York, NY @ Pianos
11/18 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
11/19 New London, CT @ Oasis
11/20 Annapolis, MD @ The Metropolitan
11/21 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
11/22 Bowling Green, OH @ Howard’s Club H
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Livewire Lounge

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The Safes
Record Heat
(Wee Rock Records – Out Now)
  


Track Listing:

1.  Hopes Up, Guard Down (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3 | VIDEO)
2.  I Would Love To (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3 | VIDEO)
3.  K.O.
4.  The Wide Open Sky
5.  Birthday Cake
6.  Know It All (STREAM)
7.  I Win
8.  Ace For A Face
9.  Hot Pursuit
10.  Erased From History

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The Safes Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

After helming recordings for more than 70 Texas-based acts, Stephen Doster moves to the front of the album cover.

Austin-based producer, songwriter, guitarist, releases “Arizona” November 4th.  Hear title track via Guitar World now.

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Stephen Doster as photographed by Melinda Doster

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 “Arizona” is the title track and lead single from the upcoming album by Stephen Doster





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Hear “Arizona” streaming now via an exclusive premiere courtesy of Guitar World!

“My name’s on the back of many more records than on the front,” says Austin-based producer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephen Doster. “This new record will only be my fourth as an artist, and it’s the record I always hoped I would make.”  The new Doster album Arizona arrives November 4th via Atticus Records.  The album’s title track can be heard now via an exclusive premiere courtesy of Guitar World.  Doster’s musical story starts in 1982, when he was a young man on top of the world, recording his debut album with James Honeyman-Scott of The Pretenders producing it.

“During the sessions, Jimmy was called back to London to cut a new Pretenders single,” Doster remembers. “He was coming right back to Texas as soon as he was done.”  The rest of the story is a public and sad event in music history.  For Doster, it was very personal.  “A friend entered my room about 48 hours after Jimmy left,” Doster says. “Jimmy’s wife Peggy Sue sent him over to tell me that Jimmy had died because she didn’t want me to hear about it on the radio first.  He was a great mentor to me and it was a horrific loss for the music world.”

In a funk, Doster put the recordings on hold and headed to Nashville with Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett to play guitar on Griffith’s Once In A Very Blue Moon album. It was there that Doster decided to put what he had learned from Honeyman-Scott to use, embarking on a career as a record producer.  Since that time, Doster has helmed over 70 albums by mostly Texas-based acts, while continuing to make a living by writing songs for others and performing hundreds of shows a year.  His credits include a who’s who of respected names including Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Cocker, Squeeze, Johnny Lang, Charlie Sexton, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Little Feat among many others.

Stephen Doster will release his latest solo album Arizona on November 4th via Atticus Records.  He will launch a UK tour in support of the album on October 30th in Torquay, England with US dates to be announced soon. See here for details.

Stephen Doster is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Stephen Doster
Arizona
(Atticus Records – Nov. 4th, 2014)



Track Listing:

01. Arizona (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. River From A Dream
03. Your Simple Mind
04. I Found You
05. Second Story Balcony
06. Enough For Everyone
07. Baby There’s No One Like You
08. Pistol Pete
09. Throwin’ The Ball
10. Into The Night

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Stephen Doster Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

Thursday, October 9, 2014

David Bronson welcomes legendary Bowie, Lennon collaborators into recording studio for “Questions” sessions.

NYC songwriter performs new cuts acoustically for Daytrotter. See the trailer now, album arrives Jan. 15th.

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David Bronson as photographed by John O’ Boyle

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David Bronson – In The Press

Like Cat Stevens fronting David Bowie’s Spiders From Mars.” – Toronto Star

David Bronson has soaked up all the best parts of ’70s rock and created his own vibe.” – MAGNET

“Carefully etched songwriting… His gently wrought acoustic tapestries seem to unravel into patterns all of their own.” – CLASH (UK)

“Straight to the point. No fancy auditory bells and whistles required.” – American Songwriter

Bronson has it all.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

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See the album trailer for Questions, the new David Bronson album arriving Jan. 13th, 2015


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http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/david-bronson/21020992-37385574

Daytrotter subscribers can hear David Bronson performing four songs from Questions acoustically here!

NYC!  See David Bronson premiering songs from Questions at Rockwood Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 21st.

Following up his double-album epic The Long Lost Story, NYC-based singer-songwriter David Bronson has now completed his new album Questions, which will arrive on January 15th, 2015 via Big Arc Records. Today, Bronson has made available an album trailer that includes snippets of the new album’s tracks, along with plenty of footage of its notable guest stars.

“Robin is one of the voices of David Bowie’s Young Americans and Carlos was the guitarist on some of Bowie’s biggest hits, including ‘Young Americans,’ ‘Heroes,’ and ‘Fame,’ which he co-wrote with Bowie and John Lennon,” Bronson explains of married showbiz legends Robin Clark and Carlos Alomar, who along with their daughter Lea-L√≥rien, are an integral part of Bronson’s band throughout Questions.

Besides being one third of the immortal backgrounds on Bowie’s landmark “plastic soul” album, Clark has lent her talents to recordings and performances by Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, and Beyonce, to name a few. In addition to more than twenty-five years on Bowie's most commercially and critically adored work, Carlos Alomar can be heard on records by Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, and Alicia Keys, among many more.

As it was with The Long Lost Story, production for Questions was handled once again by Lou Reed producer Godfrey Diamond, who is also the man that turned the Alomars on to Bronson’s work. “When I mentioned Young Americans to Godfrey, I didn't actually expect him to bring in the actual singers from the record!,” Bronson exclaims.

It seems that the Alomars were more than happy to be there.  “I love intelligent songs. Songs that are worth singing, songs that would stand the test of time,” says Carlos. “When I first heard David Bronson, iconic writers came to mind. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens and dare I say it, even Bowie. Recording Questions was pure joy.”

David Bronson is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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David Bronson
Questions
(Big Arc Records – Jan. 13th, 2015)

 
Track Listing:

01. Songbird
02. Move Like Water
03. Day By Day
04. Push
05. Task
06. Song of Life
07. All These Things
08. Life is Long
09. My Good Friend
10. Connect The Dots
11. Passing Fiction

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David Bronson Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion