Friday, September 30, 2016

Rolling Stones Reveal "HAVANA MOON" on DVD/BD/CD on November 11

On November 11, 2016 Eagle Rock Entertainment will release ‘’Havana Moon’’ by The Rolling Stones on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, DVD+3LP plus a special Deluxe Edition.

Good Friday - March 25, 2016 - was the date that's gone down in both Cuban and Rock ‘n’ Roll history;  The Rolling Stones became the first rock band to play a massive free outdoor concert to hundreds of thousands in Havana. This historic concert was captured by award winning film director Paul Dugdale and the result is:

‘HAVANA MOON’ - The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba.
The British rockers' free show attracted a million people in the country's capital city in the same week as President Obama became the first US President to visit Cuba in 88 years. TV News Networks around the world reported that Obama was ‘the warm up act’ for the Rolling Stones. As the Stones took to the stage under a perfect ‘Havana Moon’ in front of an ecstatic crowd everyone knew that this was a life changing cultural moment for a country on the brink of change. There was nothing that was going to come between the band and their eager fans including the Vatican in Rome who had objected to a big rock ‘n’ roll concert staged in Havana on a Good Friday.

Mick Jagger welcomed the massive crowd: “Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here" and joked with his bandmates during the performance describing them as "the revolutionary Ronnie Wood, drummer Charlie Che Watts, and compadre Keith Richards". They played all the big hits including "Jumpin’ Jack Flash", "It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll", "Paint It Black", "Honky Tonk Women", "Start Me Up", "Brown Sugar", "You Can’t Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" in the two hour plus performance all captured here on Havana Moon.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mr Church Arrives on DVD/BD on October 25 from Lionsgate

Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy (Best Supporting Actor, Dreamgirls, 2006) and Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) star in the heart-warming film Mr. Church, arriving on Digital HD and On Demand October 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD on) October 25 from Codeblack Films and Lionsgate.

Currently in theaters, the film was produced by Cinelou Films and Envision Media Arts. Directed by Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford (Director, Tender Mercies, 1983) and written by Susan McMartin (TV’s “Mom”), Mr. Church challenges the notions of family and unconditional love. The “touching account of an unlikely friendship marked by love and respect” (The Hollywood Reporter), premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and also stars Xavier Samuel (Love & Friendship), Lucy Fry (TV’s “11.22.63”), and Natascha McElhone (TV’s “Californication”). 

Mr. Church tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six-month arrangement instead spans fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

MIA MADRE Announced for November 15 DVD/BD Release

The latest film from the acclaimed Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti (Caro Diaro, The Son’s Room), MIA MADRE offers a characteristically wry blend of drama and humor as it tells the tale of a movie director attempting to balance the demands of her latest movie and her crisis-filled personal life.  

MIA MADRE stars Margherita Buy, who won a David di Donatello Award for her role, and John Turturro, who most recently starred in the highly lauded HBO miniseries The Night Of. 

Filled with laughter, tears and layers of emotion that can be found between the two, MIA MADRE sets its eye on Margherita Buy as she portrays an Italian filmmaker coincidentally named Margherita. Poor Margherita: She’s shooting her latest film while she tries to stave off a nervous breakdown as she simultaneously contends with a charming but difficult American actor (Turturro), a romantic break-up, a non-communicative teenage daughter (Beatrice Mancini) and her beloved mother’s (Giulia Lazzarini) progressive illness.

Moretti—who also portrays Margherita’s brother and partner-in-caregiving—carefully crafts MIA MADRE with a style that is as strong and unassumingly direct as it is subtle and understated. Examining how we process sadness and loss and how we gain strength through humor, the film toggles between work and life pressures in a manner that effectively combines all that the two have to offer, be they heavy moments or playful encounters or tender humor or, inevitably, tragedy and sorrow.

Currently enjoying a theatrical rollout to the U.S.’s top markets following its exhibition at leading film festivals in New York, Toronto, Shanghai, San Sebastián, Chicago, Jerusalem and Cannes (where it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival), MIA MADRE will be released on DVD, Blu-ray) for the first time on November 15, 2016 (orders on October 11, 2016) by Music Box Films Home Entertainment. Outfitted with a “making-of” documentary, deleted scenes and additional bonus features, the Blu-ray and DVD carry suggested retail prices of $34.95 and $29.95, respectively.

Filled with the happiness, sadness and comic frustration that bind us all together, MIA MADRE is truly a film that questions whether any of us know exactly how to react when life says “Action.”

MIA MADRE -- Synopsis:   
Leading Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life) trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro, HBO’s The Night Of) imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant.    
MIA MADRE premiered in the Main Competition of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won Ecumenical Jury prize while Margherita Buy received the Best Actress prize at Italy’s 2015 Donatello Awards. Characteristically self-reflexive and autobiographical, Moretti’s latest speaks to the poignancy of human transience, how we process loss and how we gain strength through humor.     

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

David Bowie Legacy CD Gets a November 11 Release

DAVID BOWIE LEGACY releasing on November 11 collects together some of Bowie's finest singles from his first hit, 1969's 'Space Oddity' through to the final singles 'Lazarus' and 'I Can't Give Everything Away' from earlier this year.

DAVID BOWIE LEGACY feature a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 single 'Life On Mars?' mixed by its original producer Ken Scott.

In over fifty years from his very first recordings right through to his last album Blackstar, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, icon and a constant influence on generations of writers, artists and designers. He was, and remains to be, a unique presence in contemporary culture.

David Bowie left a legacy of inspiration in every discipline from art to fashion to acting and beyond but it is for the groundbreaking music that he will mostly be remembered.

DAVID BOWIE LEGACY is an introduction to a whole world of music that is just waiting to be rediscovered by a whole new generation.

Author And Music Historian Marc Myers To Release New Book, "Anatomy Of A Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B And Pop" In November

Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits become something more—iconic recordings that not only inspire a generation but also change the direction of music. In ANATOMY OF A SONG: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop (Grove Press; November 2016; $26 hardcover; ISBN-13: 978-0-8021-2559-0), writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind five decades of rock, pop and R&B hits through intimate oral history interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them. Based on the ongoing column for The Wall Street Journal, new chapter introductions detail the drama that caused R&B and rock to evolve over 50 years, while many chapters feature new material either from fresh reporting or from Myers’ original interview tapes.

The songs in ANATOMY OF A SONG range from Lloyd Price’s “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” one of rock ’n’ roll’s first hits, to Janis Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz,” Loretta Lynn’s “Fist City,” and R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.” Mick Jagger demystifies the eclectic ballad “Moonlight Mile,” a song he says wasn’t about drugs but about loneliness on a grueling European tour. Joni Mitchell remembers arriving brokenhearted in the village of Matala on the Greek island of Crete and living in a cave with the “mean old daddy” who went on to inspire her 1971 hit “Carey.” And Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, John Fogerty, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many others reveal for the first time the emotions and technique behind their influential works.

ANATOMY OF A SONG can be read like a literary jukebox, allowing readers to jump in anywhere to learn the story behind their favorite songs. Or it can be read linearly as a history of popular music in the second half of the twentieth century. The songs are presented in chronological order, and each is framed by an introduction that brings that moment in music history to life: the cultural context, evolving technology, and larger trends in music. An absorbing song-by-song analysis of the most memorable hits spanning forty years from the beginning of the 1950s relayed through the artists’ own words, ANATOMY OF A SONG provides a sweeping look at the evolution of pop music. This book will change how readers listen to rock and R&B hits, and the artists who created them.

The Big O: Roy Orbison Bio-pic Takes Another Step Forward

The life story of the legendary Roy Orbison whose career and personal narrative were fraught with struggle, setbacks, triumph and tragedy is the subject of The Big O: Roy Orbison, now getting underway. The Big O: Roy Orbison is the first Orbison Estate authorized dramatic musical biopic; the film is being produced by Marty Katz (The Great Raid, The Four Feathers, Reindeer Games, Titanic, Lost in America), Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison Jr. with Wesley Orbison serving as Executive Producer along with Chuck Fleckenstein and Ron Moore. Alex, Roy Jr. and Wesley are the late icon’s surviving children whose Roy’s Boys LLC has overseen their father’s legacy in the years following the 2011 death of Barbara Orbison, the star’s widow and mother of Roy Jr. and Alex.

Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans are teaming to write the screenplay based on the story by Alex and Roy Orbison Jr. Among a long list of credits, Gideon and Evans were responsible for writing the scripts for Stand By Me, Starman and Mr. Brooks, the latter title also directed by Evans. They are represented by David Styne’s Wicked Curve with Harold Brown of Gang, Tyre, Raymer & Brown handling legal representation.

Upon revealing the project, expected for a 2018 release, Alex Orbison commented, “Our father’s life story has an undeniably cinematic quality to it. We feel that the telling of it is in extraordinarily capable hands with Bruce and Ray and the overall team will bring The Big O finally to the screen.”

Kubo and the Two Strings Plays on DVD/BD for Libraries on December 20

 A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family's legacy in Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls comes to  Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD on December 20, 2016 (due to Uni's Rental Holdback policy) from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for libraries.

Hailed as "an exquisite, beautiful film," (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!

From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award winners Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar). Young Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of "Game of Thrones") mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning fantastical tales. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo journeys on an action-packed quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his own magical powers, and reunite his family.
LAIKA's newest film,

Morris From America Arrives on DVD/BD on November 8

Craig Robinson and newcomer Markees Christmas star in the heartwarming coming-of-age comedy Morris From America, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on November 8 from Lionsgate.

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris From America centers on Morris Gentry (Christmas) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water— a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.
Released theatrically by A24, the film won two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival including the Special Jury Award for Individual Performance – Craig Robinson, and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award - Chad Hartigan. The home entertainment release of Morris From America includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, bloopers, deleted scenes, casting tapes and an audio commentary with director Chad Hartigan and actors Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas. The Morris From America Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Celtic Woman Announce November 18 Release of "Voices of Angels" Album

Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, are returning with a brand new live
show, ‘Voices Of Angels’ for an extensive North American tour in Spring 2017.

The announcement coincides with details of the release of their spectacular new studio album, also titled Voices Of Angels, which will be released on November 18, 2016.

Celtic Woman has a remarkable twelve-year legacy of introducing the most talented singers and musicians from Ireland onto the world stage. Voices Of Angels showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill.

The Voices Of Angels World Tour kicks off on March 2, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida, and will crisscross its way across North America with performances lined up in over 90 cities through the end of June and will feature audience favorites including music from the new album. 

The Voices Of Angels album (Manhattan/Caroline) contains some of the most popular songs
from the Celtic Woman repertoire along with several previously unrecorded tracks, all with stunning new orchestral arrangements recorded with the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland.

Following its debut on PBS in 2005, the group has achieved massive success encompassing ten chart-topping albums, eight DVDs and nine public television specials leading to sales of over ten million
albums, with platinum success in nine countries. Each of its ten CDs – including 2016’s Destiny - has debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Albums chart. The group has been named Billboard
Magazine’s #1 World Albums Artist six times.

As a touring powerhouse, the group has performed for over four million fans across 23 countries and six continents, with an especially devoted following in America. The show is renowned for its
high quality entertainment, exceptional musical performances and stunning visual productions, enthralling audiences of all ages.`

Saturday, September 24, 2016


"The BFG" comes to Blu-ray, DVD, on December 6

This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship is loaded with exciting extras and will brighten the holidays for the whole family!

As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday's World Dream Day (September 25), an annual holiday honoring "the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us," it seems a fitting time to announce the Dec 6th in-home release of "The BFG," Disney's fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant. "The BFG" is releasing on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delighted with the extensive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The BFG" hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant's unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison ("E.T. the Extraterrestrial," "The Black Stallion"); and more.

Check out a bonus feature clip here featuring Roald Dahl's daughter, Lucy Dahl, talking about dreams:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jim James Releases "Same Old Lie" off his Forthcoming, "Eternally Even" Album

Jim James, frontman of Grammy-nominated My Morning Jacket, has just released the first track, Same Old Liefrom his solo project, Eternally Even, out November 4 via ATO/Capitol RecordsLyrics to “Same Old Lie” are below.
Purposefully released in the midst of possibly one of the most politically controversial elections to date, James’ new music is a call to action. James says of the album “I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”
Co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, Mills describes the album as “the beautiful sounds of a violent collision between someone's past and future”.
$1 from every ticket purchased for the Jim James U.S. tour will benefit My Morning Jacket’s Waterfall Project, which will benefit to the following organizations: Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund, The Fairness Campaign, and Healthcare Now.  Established in 2015, the Project is dedicated to supporting and promoting actions, big and small, for positive change in the world. Additionally, Jim is again partnering with Global Citizen to donate two tickets per show to their Global Citizen Rewards Initiative.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Drive-By Truckers Offer a "first listen" for American Band Album

Drive-By Truckers have teamed with NPR Music to present the First
Listen premiere of their extraordinary new album, AMERICAN BAND. The eagerly anticipated
collection is streaming now in its entirety, exclusively via NPR Music: First Listen
AMERICAN BAND arrives next Friday, September 30th.

Drive-By Truckers will make a number of high profile media appearances in support
of the album's release, including an October 1st visit to CBS This Morning: Saturday
set to feature a three-song performance and interview with CBS News Senior Correspondent
Anthony Mason. The band will then travel to Portland, OR for an exclusive performance
of AMERICAN BAND in its entirely, to be broadcast live from the Oregon Public Broadcasting
studios via NPR Music []
and []
as part of NPR's First Listen Live series on Wednesday, October 5th at 7 pm ET/4
pm PT.
AMERICAN BAND has already begun accruing early praise, including a 9-out-of-10 rated
rave from The Line of Best Fit []
headlined "Drive-By Truckers' Eleventh LP Is The Righteous, Resigned Album America
Needs In 2016." "It's a small gift," wrote  NPR Music []'s
Ann Powers, "within these challenging days, that one of the nation's best bands
has made what very well might be its greatest album."
"Filthy and Fried [],"
the most recent track release from AMERICAN BAND, is accompanied by a lyric video
featuring animated art by the band's longtime collaborator Wes Freed also featured
in the gatefold of the new album's red vinyl edition (available for pre-order now
at the official Drive-By Truckers Store []).
"Filthy and Fried" is streaming now at Drive-By Truckers' official YouTube []
Hailed by Stereogum as "perhaps the greatest extant American rock and roll band," Drive-By Truckers will celebrate AMERICAN BAND with an epic headline tour continuing into late-November. Support on all dates through October 15th comes from Lydia Loveless. Tour highlights include two-night-stands at Portland, OR's Wonder Ballroom (September 30th and October 1st), San Francisco, CA's The Fillmore (October 6th and 7th), and Los Angeles, CA's Teragram Ballroom (October 11th and 12th).

Timothy B Schmit Reveals "Red Dirt Road" Off his New Leap of Faith Album

TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT--groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco--has teamed up with Rolling Stone Country to premiere his new song "Red Dirt Road". Listen here;

The song is from his new solo album Leap Of Faith, that released Friday, September 23 on Benowen Records on music CD.
Recorded at his Los Angeles studio and co-produced with engineer Hank Linderman, Leap Of Faith is a strong mix of rock, country, Americana, R&B and even a bit of reggae. Leap Of Faith marks the culmination of Schmit’s unhurried, yet inspired reflections of life.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Dwight Yoakam’sThese Arms,” from his forthcoming bluegrass record Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered. The album is set for release September 23 via Sugar Hill Records and is available for pre-order now. Of the track, NPR said, “You can hear Yoakam making masterful choices on every phrase of these new versions...[it’s] Yoakam, telling a classic tale in a way that’s just new enough to make it personal again.” Listen to the track, above. The album is currently available for pre-order now thru B&T.

For the making of this record, Yoakam assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret favorites from his catalogue of gems featuring eleven Yoakam compositions and a new cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Yoakam is currently on tour across the U.S. and will perform at AmericanaFest Nashville. The new album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. Yoakam’s choice to partner with Sugar Hill for this release speaks volumes about the seriousness of this endeavor; Sugar Hill and its sister label Rounder have long been at the forefront of bluegrass, roots and Americana music. This project was produced by nine-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”) and Yoakam, recorded at both Southern Ground Studio (TN) and the legendary Capitol Records Studio B in Los Angeles, and mixed by Chris Lord Alge. For the recording, the production team gathered together a world-class band of bluegrass’ current greats including Grammy winner and nine-time international Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton, Grammy winner Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, 14-time Grammy winner Barry Bales on bass, Adam Steffey on mandolin (Alison Krauss), and Scott Vestal on banjo (Sam Bush). The LP also features harmony vocals by Jonathan Clark, Brian Whelan, Davey Faragher and newcomer Bryan Joyce.

Yoakam has recorded more than 22 albums and sold over 25 million copies worldwide with five reaching the #1 spot on Billboard. He is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. In 2013 he was awarded The Americana Music Association Award for Artist of the Year. He has collaborated with everyone from Beck to Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Hunter S. Thompson and Jack White. He has toured with the likes of Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and Hüsker Dü. His most recent album, 2015’s critically acclaimed Second Hand Heart, is included in NPR’s “Best of 2015,” which calls the album “as fresh as anything Yoakam has ever done.” It reached #2 on the Billboard Country chart with Rolling Stone saying the album featured “his best songs in years.”

In 1977, Yoakam left Kentucky for Nashville to embark on a music career but found that the Music City was moving away from traditional county roots to more pop-country. He found himself better suited to the post-Bakersfield movement and became one of the founding fathers of the “L.A. Cowpunk Scene” influenced by second-wave rockabilly and punk alongside X, Los Lobos, The Knitters, Rank & File and The Blasters.

1. What I Don't Know
2. Free To Go
3. Sad, Sad Music
4. These Arms
5. I Wouldn't Put It Past Me
6. Listen
7. Two Doors Down
8. Guitars, Cadillacs
9. Home For Sale
10. Please, Please Baby
11. Gone (That'll Be Me)
12. Purple Rain

Neil Diamond Plans "Acoustic Christmas" release

Capitol Records has announced the global release of Acoustic Christmas, a new holiday collection from Neil Diamond.  Arriving on October 28 with a vinyl version arriving November 19, pre-orders are now available. Acoustic Christmas will feature new recordings of holiday classics. 

“With Acoustic Christmas, Neil has created a classic holiday album that brims with his singular artistry and an intimate warmth that’s so perfectly suited to these timeless Christmas songs,” says Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett. “This a great present for the upcoming holiday season, from Neil to all of us.”
This new collection was produced by Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) and Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.), the pair behind Diamond’s 2014 acclaimed Melody Road. "One need look no further than Neil's earliest hits to know that something special happens when you set his voice in the middle of a few acoustic guitars: the vibrant expression that lives in the nuances of Neil's singing moves to the forefront and creates a profoundly intimate experience,” says Was. “The vibe in the studio seems inspired by the folk scene of Neil’s early years in Greenwich Village. We had a stellar cast of musicians sitting around in a circle of microphones, eclectic acoustic instruments and Christmas lights! We had a wonderful time making this record and the good vibes permeate every track.”

Monday, September 19, 2016

"The Magnificient Seven" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out Now

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Magnificent Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by James Horner and Simon Franglen. The soundtrack was made available on CD format on September 16th 2016. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' in association with LStar Capital and Village Roadshow Pictures' upcoming film The Magnificent Seven will arrive in theatres nationwide on Friday, September 23rd 2016.

Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, including dozens of the most memorable and successful films of the past three decades, James Horner was one of the world's most prolific and celebrated film composers. Horner earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his music for James Cameron's Titanic (Best Original Score and the Best Original Song "My Heart Will Go On"), eight Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, and won six Grammy awards. Known for his stylistic diversity, his film credits included Titanic (the largest selling instrumental score album in history, having sold more than 27 million copies worldwide), Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, Glory, Field of Dreams and Star Treks II and III. The Magnificent Seven was Horner's final film project.

Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Simon Franglen is a composer most recognized for his collaborations on the scores for four of the top grossing films of all time. He worked on the multiple award-winning James Cameron films Avatar and Titanic and the critically acclaimed James Bond thrillers Skyfall and Spectre. Franglen also contributed music to the score for Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, premiering at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. In addition to composing music for film, Simon has over four hundred music credits working with pop, classical, and R&B artists, such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion, Luciano Pavarotti and Madonna. Franglen was also commissioned to compose a sky-breaking, 3-dimensional immersive symphonic suite for the Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest building in Asia. Simon has an impressive career, working with Hollywood's most renowned composers, including John Barry, Howard Shore, Thomas Newman, Alan Silvestri, and most notably James Horner. Franglen and Horner had a very close working relationship, having collaborated on major films such as Titanic, Avatar, The Amazing Spider-Man, Karate Kid and Southpaw. Simon won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for the smash hit "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic, and received Golden Globe, Grammy Award and World Soundtrack Award nominations for co-writing and producing the theme song "I See You" from Avatar. Franglen is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Simon resides in England and Los Angeles.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sting Releases "I Can't Stop Thinking About You", from His Forthcoming "57th & 9th" Album - LISTEN

Sting has released his first single from his upcoming solo album, his twelfth,  57th & 9th.  The tune is “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, listen to the studio version of the song above, and watch the former Police member at work.

Since releasing his most recent “traditional” studio album, 2003’s Sacred Love, Sting's experimented with lutes (2006’s Songs From the Labyrinth), Christmas music (2009’s If on a Winter’s Night … ), orchestrally reworked some of his catalog songs (2010’s Synchronicities) and wrote, and starred in, his own Broadway show (captured in an OCR version via 2013’s The Last Ship.)

57th & 9th producer Martin Kierszenbaum said the new album recalls the more stripped-down approach of the Police, teasing fans; “I don’t think he’s rocked like this since [1983’s] Synchronicity.”  Sting seems to disagree,  and dismissed the Police’s 2007-08 reunion tour as “an exercise in nostalgia” and declaring that his focus on this album was to see what developed spontaneously in the studio with a group featuring Dominic Miller and Vinnie Colaiuta, both longtime members of his touring band.

Earlier this summer, Sting participated in the very collaborative and well received Rock Paper Scissors tour with Peter Gabriel. There are currently no plans for any tour in support of 57th & 9th, which streets on November 11.

Track Listing 1. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
2. 50,000
3. Down, Down, Down
4. One Fine Day
5. Pretty Young Soldier
6. Petrol Head
7. Heading South On The Great North Road
8. If You Can’t Love Me
9. Inshallah
10. The Empty Chair
11. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (L.A. Version) [Deluxe Edition Bonus Track]
12. Inshallah (Berlin Sessions Version) [Deluxe Edition Bonus Track]
13. Next To You with The Last Bandoleros (Live at Rockwood Music Hall) [Deluxe Edition Bonus Track]

"Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall' Releasing on DVD/BD on October 28

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall on DVD+2CD  on October 28 [MSRP $26.98 Blu-ray+2CD, $21.98 DVD+2CD]. This film captures a critically acclaimed concert that is a much-anticipated release for Iggy Pop fans; at the time the NME called it “one of the most memorable gigs of the year…that was the performance of a lifetime”.

Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall features tracks primarily from The Idiot, Lust For Life and Post Pop Depression. The setlist includes: The Passenger, Lust For Life, Sister Midnight, Gardenia, China Girl, Nightclubbing, Success, Tonight and more.

The Post Pop Depression album, a collaboration with co-writer and producer Joshua Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, is one of his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful album for many years.
On May 13th, 2016, Iggy Pop brought his Post Pop Depression live show to London’s revered Royal Albert Hall and almost tore the roof off! As reviewed by the Telegraph, “I have been going to gigs for a very long time and that was one of the best I have ever seen.”

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lady Gaga Announces "Joanne" Album

Six time Grammy award winner Lady Gaga will release her much anticipated fifth studio album, Joanneon Friday, October 21st. The first single, “Perfect Illusion” recently debuted at #1 on iTunes in 60 countries. Just a week after its release, “Perfect Illusion” has soared on radio, becoming the #1 most added song on Pop with 170 adds and the #1 most added song on Hot AC with 75 adds. Throughout her career, Lady Gaga has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales.
Lady Gaga announced the release date on air with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Listen to her exclusive interview here;

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

INDIA: NATURE’S WONDERLAND Releasing on DVD on October 25

PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “INDIA: NATURE’S WONDERLAND” on DVD. It’s home to over a billion people. Yet India is a place where you can see animals that exist nowhere else on Earth, where the natural world has been woven into people’s lives and where wilderness still holds strong. Wildlife expert Liz Bonnin, actress Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and mountaineer Jon Gupta reveal the wonders of India’s natural world. From the Valley of the Flowers in West Himalaya and turtles hatching on the beaches of the east coast to the lions of the Gir forest, “India: Nature’s Wonderland” reveals a land packed full of unrivalled wildlife experiences.

“INDIA: NATURE’S WONDERLAND” will be available on DVD October 25, 2016. The run time of the program is approximately 120 minutes and the SRP is $24.99.

Below are descriptions for each of the two parts included on the DVD.
Part 1
Liz Bonnin visits the Gir Forest, home to the world's last Asiatic lions, where she witness two females hunting, before watching elephants walking through a tea plantation. Freida meets a man who has dedicated his life to the Hoolock gibbon, India's only ape, which starts the morning by singing. Jon climbs into the Himalayas and stops off at Debprayag to bathe in the sacred waters at a holy place where the River Ganges begins.

 Part 2
Every winter morning the desert town of Khichan is invaded by thousands of Demoiselle Cranes. Liz can hardly believe the number of birds. Freida needs to ride on an elephant to get close to one of India’s rarest sights – the One Horned Rhino. Not only does she get to see one in the tall grass, she also sees its baby. Jon comes down from the mountains to a beach on the Bay of Bengal to witness the mass hatching of Olive Ridley Turtles, more than a million baby turtles will erupt from nests buried in the sand.

“INDIA: NATURE’S WONDERLAND” is a BBC production with PBS.

Lambchop and filmmaker Bill Morrison present The Dockworker’s Dream

Today, Nashville, TN based band, Lambchop and filmmaker Bill Morrison share The Dockworker’s Dream, a film collaboration soundtracked by “The Hustle” from the band’s forthcoming album FLOTUS. Like nearly all of Morrison’s work, The Dockworker’s Dream is constructed entirely from archival footage—specifically, material collected at Cinemateca Portuguesa, with music co-written by Ryan Norris and Kurt Wagner. The film premieres online at NPR Music where Bob Boilen writes, "Find eighteen minutes out of your day and take this journey. The faces, the landscape and even the hunt, from that not-too-distant past, offer perspective on who we are and how we've changed."

Watch The Dockworker’s Dream now;

The Sam Kinison Definitive Comedy Collection Releases on September 16

Comedy Dynamics will release The Sam Kinison Definitive Comedy Collection on September 16th. The box set features a collection of stand-up broadcast specials and albums on three CDs and seven DVDS as well as a limited edition poster.

The new collection compiles the comic's stand-up films into a single, nearly definitive compendium, both digitally and on DVD. Included in the box set are his breakout 1987 HBO special Breaking the Rules, his rock-star-ready 1991 film Family Entertainment Hour and the posthumously released Live in Las Vegas. It will also include the documentaries Brother Sam (a documentary that aired on the Playboy Channel in 2002) and The Scream Continues (a new documentary with exclusive interview footage with Bill Kinison, home movies, and the unreleased final performance by Sam Kinison just weeks before he died). The box set includes three audio CDs: Louder Than Hell, Leader Of The Banned, and Have You Seen Me Lately.

The Grammy-nominated comedian was best known for his trademark scream and raw humor. Rodney Dangerfield gave Kinison his first big break on an HBO comedy showcase in 1985. He went on to write and star in two high-rated HBO stand up specials; Breaking the Rules and Family Entertainment Hour. He also appeared in Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me, Saturday Night Live, Married With Children, In Living Color and the feature film Back To School. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central’s All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians list and VH-1’s Top Comedians list, fellow comedians Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Richard Pryor, Larry King, Howard Stern, Johnny Carson, Tim Matheson, and Tom Lykis, were not shy about singing his praises. Kinison was killed tragically by a drunk driver at the age of 38.

Rhiannon Giddens Wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens, the recipient of the seventh-annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. "Rhiannon has made a rare contribution to American music," said Steve Martin. "She—along with the Carolina Chocolate Drops—has resurrected and revitalized an important part of banjo history." Created to bring recognition to an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music, the prize highlights the extraordinary musicianship of these artists and bluegrass music worldwide. The award is given to a person or group who has given the board a fresh appreciation of this music, either through artistry, composition, innovation or preservation, and is deserving of a wider audience. Its first winner was Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers.

Her Nonesuch Records release, Tomorrow is My Turn, is available now on cd, and vinyl, from B&T!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Elvis Costello's " UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK " Available in Paperback on Oct 11

Elvis Costello is one of the most distinctive and innovative popular songwriters and performers of the last four decades. His unconventional, and unforgettable memoir, UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK (Blue Rider Press; Publication Date: October 11, 2016; $17.00) is now available in paperback, just as his 2016 world music tour is garnering considerable excitement and rapidly selling out. His book explores the private and emotional foundation of his music, and the influence of three generations of his family’s history upon both the artist and the man.

Costello also provides a unique, incidental survey of modern pop history, as he shares anecdotes about his many illustrious collaborators and reflects on the vagaries of fame. “A lot of people have got spoilt and ruined by sudden success and pushing too hard,” he writes. “I thought I was an exception but I wasn’t as smart or in control as I pretended to be.”

The Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee found his way into the English music scene in late ‘70s. Musically dynamic, lyrically intricate, and sometimes opaque, Costello’s outlook was skeptical, romantic, and darkly humorous, often within the same number. Although Costello only scraped the American charts with My Aim Is True, This Year’s Model, and Armed Forces, those albums are regularly cited among the most influential records in rock and roll history.

Monday, September 12, 2016


PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “AMERICAN MASTERS: NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU,” the first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, on DVD and Blu-ray. Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. 

With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, “NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU” combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism. The documentary also features colorful stories from Lear’s family, friends and collaborators, including John Amos, George Clooney, Alan Horn, Bill Moyers, Rob Reiner, Phil Rosenthal and Russell Simmons, as well as cinéma vérité moments with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham.

“AMERICAN MASTERS: NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 25, 2016. The run time of this program is approximately 90 minutes. The DVD SRP is $24.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $29.99. The DVD and Blu-ray include over 12 minutes of bonus features. The program will also be available for digital download.

Breaking down the fourth wall to create an evocative collage where past and present intermingle, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, DETROPIA for Independent Lens) reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and his own self-professed childlike view of the world. The documentary traces how a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut started writing for The Colgate Comedy Hour with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, created All in the Family and became one of TV’s most successful showrunners. All character-driven, with theatrical sets and live audiences, Lear’s TV series changed not only the face of national television but the content of national discourse. Bringing provocative subjects like war, poverty and prejudice to 120 million viewers every week, Lear proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism – laughter – and created some of the greatest moments in television history.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Out on 10/21

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on October 21, 2016. This remarkable new album is the follow up to last year's huge global phenomenon If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which topped charts worldwide and sold over 1.5 million copies.

The Wonder Of You focuses on the iconic artist's unmistakable voice with lush new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the album features Elvis' most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads, featuring beloved Presley classics along with several surprises. Standout tracks include a sultry new version of the "A Big Hunk O' Love," the glorious "Amazing Grace," the heartfelt emotion on "Kentucky Rain," a stunning new take on the classic "Always On My Mind," and the fun, upbeat "I've Got A Thing About You Baby."

The first single from the new album, "A Big Hunk O' Love," can be streamed now at

A Deluxe version of the album will be released on December 2nd and will include a CD with two additional tracks, two 150 gram LPs in a gatefold package, a poster suitable for framing and a 12 page booklet, all housed in a beautiful 12"x12" lift off box.

Fall Out Boy reveal "The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live In Chicago " DVD/BD Release

On October 21, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live In Chicago – the new live DVD, Blu-ray release from multi-platinum selling rock band Fall Out Boy [MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray]. Filmed on their latest tour, which visited 39 cities in North America, the concert film captures the band’s celebratory homecoming show in Chicago.

Packed with hits, Fall Out Boy – Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley – deliver a storming 17-song set of favorites from across their career, including “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”, “Dance, Dance”, “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”, “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”, and “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”, along with “Centuries”, “Uma Thurman” and “Irresistible” - the newest hits from their latest platinum-certified #1 album “American Beauty/American Psycho”. Wiz Khalifa, who joined the band on The Boys Of Zummer Tour, performs with the band on “Uma Thurman.”

Throughout the set, Fall Out Boy is backed by video walls that deliver dynamic visual content, further enhancing the live experience. Presenting an audiovisual feast for the ravenous Chicago crowd, the band prove they’ve earned their place as one of today’s most sought after rock acts.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


The Pretenders has announced the release of its long-awaited new album. ALONE (out via BMG)
arrives everywhere on October 21 and is available for pre-order now with B&T,The complete album tracklisting is below. And, the album's electrifying first single LISTEN TO "HOLY COMMOTION" below.

ALONE was recorded with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Studio in Nashville and mixed by Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson). The  album was initially conceived as follow-up to legendary bandleader Chrissie Hynde's acclaimed 2014 solo debut, STOCKHOLM, but as its songs and sonics took shape, the collection soon revealed itself as the first all new Pretenders LP since 2008's BREAK UP THE CONCRETE.

ALONE sees the one and only Hynde backed by a team of what she proudly calls "real people playing real instruments," helmed by the multi-talented Auerbach and featuring Nashville session luminaries including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Sturgill Simpson), pedal steel pioneer Russ Pahl (Blake Shelton, Don Williams, Luke Bryan), and guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne), as well as keyboardist Leon Michels and drummer Richard Swift - both charter members of Auerbach's adventurous garage rock combo The Arcs.Hynde and Auerbach made for ideal foils, two idiosyncratic songwriter/musicians each possessing a deep knowledge and even deeper love of rock 'n' roll, both of course hailing from the City of Invention itself, Akron, Ohio. Though neither remain, Akron continues to inform both artists' work, the Rubber City's long history of progressivism and ingenuity, hard work and musical experimentation, are all very much present in their first full-length collaboration. ALONE indeed bears all the trademarks of the Pretenders' legendary canon - raw and rollicking riffs, poignant balladry, taut hooks and indelible melodies, all in service of Hynde's heartworn, ever-unsentimental songcraft. Nearly four decades on from The Pretenders' epochal 1980 debut album, Hynde's instantly identifiable voice is perhaps more emotional, more aggressive than at any other time in her career as all the vocals were recorded in 48 hours. That extra bit of edge only serves to add fire to new Pretenders classics like the brutally candid "I Hate Myself" and the defiant title track, a spiky rocker that sees Hynde extolling the joys and virtues of solitude."We were in the studio hanging out," Hynde says, "and the guys were talking about their families and their wives and I said, 'Well, I do everything alone. I go to  the cinema alone. I go to restaurants alone. I live alone. I pretty much do everything on my own. I don't mind.' Dan says, 'Write a song about it.' "The more I thought about it," she continues, "I thought, I've heard 1,000 songs  in my life, they're all about, I am so tired of being alone. I can't live without you. Since you've left my world has fallen apart. When am I going to see you again? Marry me and be with me for the rest of my life. I have never heard anyone celebrate being alone in a song. I couldn't think of one."

Disney/Pixar's FINDING DORY on Blu-ray/DVD on Nov 15

Dive deep into the kelp to find out more about the making of the film with extensive extras featuring the creative talent of Pixar and the all-star cast! The summer blockbuster hit, Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory," swims home just in time for the holidays on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 15.

Viewers can watch Dory's hilarious and heartwarming quest to find her family and continue the underwater adventure with hours of immersive bonus features. The film's playful and plentiful bonus offerings include "Piper," the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling; an all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory's pals from the Marine Life Institute; a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created; never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from "Finding Nemo" who make it their mission to get Marlin and Nemo to the Marine Life Institute; and much, much more.

Check out some FINDING DORY easter eggs you might have missed here;

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Santana's "Live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas" Releasing on October 21

On October 21, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas by Santana IV on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and Digital Formats [MRSP $29.98 DVD+2CD, $34.98 Blu-ray+2CD]. This release captures the long anticipated reunion of the classic late-sixties / early-seventies line-up of Santana -- Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals); Neal Schon (guitar, vocals); Gregg Rolie (Hammond B3, lead vocals); Michael Shrieve (drums) & Michael Carabello (congas, percussion, backing vocals), joined by Karl Perazzo (percussion, vocals), Benny Rietveld (bass), David K. Mathews (keyboards), with special guest vocalist Ronald Isley.

The Santana IV album, released in April, has been both critically and commercially successful, charting at #5 in the US, #4 in the UK and Top 10 in many other countries around the world. Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas includes several tracks from the new album plus classic hits from the band’s first three albums, to which “Santana IV” is the natural successor, including: “Jingo,” “Soul Sacrifice,” “Samba Pa Ti,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways,” “Oye Como Va,” “Everybody’s Everything” and more!

On March 21st, 2016, a few weeks prior to the release of the Santana IV album, this classic line-up of Santana took to the stage at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas. This was a hugely anticipated reunion of a line-up that had not performed and recorded together since the early seventies. It brought back the scintillating combination of rock, Latin, blues, jazz and African rhythms which was the band’s trademark and made them truly unique.

In addition to this fantastic concert, Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas includes interviews with the band as a bonus feature.

Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas was a celebration of the chemistry, dynamism and pure musical joy that had made the original band so special and earned them a place in so many fans’ hearts. It is a show to be enjoyed over and over again.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Swiss Army Man Arrives on DVD/BD on October 4

Golden Globe Nominee Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise) star in the “bold and original” (Chicago Sun-Times) Swiss Army Man, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital), October 4 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS) in their feature film debut, the “wild and inventive” (The Huffington Post) story finds a hopeless man stranded in the wilderness who befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s directing award and a New York Times Critics’ Pick, Swiss Army Man also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) and features music by Manchester Orchestra members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell.

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up onshore. The two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

The Swiss Army Man home entertainment release includes a music-less audio track along with Q&A with the filmmakers, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary with DANIELS and crew and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray Disc of Swiss Army Man will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Swiss Army Man will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) for $24.99 and DVD (plus Digital) for $19.98.

Okkervil River's New "Away" album, LISTEN !

NPR Music is now streaming Okkervil River’s new album Away in full via First Listen – LISTEN HERE. NPR says of the album, “Away is a rebuilding-yourself-from-the-ground-up kind of record… Sheff uses the occasion to take his time and let his songs breathe.”

Order Away now, it's out September 9

Watch the epic, moving video for “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, written and directed by, and starring Will Sheff, along with acclaimed actor Tim Blake Nelson (O’ Brother Where Art Thou, Lincoln). “Okkervil River R.I.P.” opens the upcoming album Away, out September 9 via ATO, and sets the tone for what Sheff sees as a turning point for his long-running indie-folk project. He says of the album: “Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.”

"For the Love of Brahms", out 9/30 from Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director - in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical).  Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls "music about love and friendship."

A personal, deeply affectionate impulse frequently sparked the music of Johannes Brahms and his mentor, Robert Schumann – often including their mutual friend, the violinist and composer Joseph Joachim. It clearly drove all three works on For the Love of Brahms.

Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms's first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell - as violin soloist and director - and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms's last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann's rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.