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October 31, 2011

RAZOR & TIE AND TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS TO RELEASE BRAND NEW'S "YOUR FAVORITE WEAPON" - DELUXE EDITION ON NOVEMBER 29TH

RAZOR & TIE AND TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS TO RELEASE BRAND NEW'S YOUR FAVORITE WEAPON - DELUXE EDITION ON NOVEMBER 29th

Remastered Special 10th Anniversary Album Features Bonus Material - Never Before Released Demos and New Artwork

(New York, NY) - On November 29th, Razor & Tie and Triple Crown Records will release a special deluxe edition of the seminal band Brand New's debut album, Your Favorite Weapon. A vinyl of the album will also be released on December 6th. This marks the 10th anniversary of the classic uninhibited, powerful record that propelled Brand New to the forefront of the post-hardcore music scene and influenced a generation. Your Favorite Weapon - Deluxe Edition is fully re-mastered with new artwork and seven demos - 4 song self-released demo and 3 never heard before re-recorded demos. Pre-Order the album at Amazon HERE.

Your Favorite Weapon was originally produced by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Envy On The Coast, Straylight Run, Crime in Stereo, MC Lars and Public Enemy) and has sold over 315,000 albums to date. The album featured raw, poignant songs that well defined a cohort of lost teenagers and launched Brand New into the music scene. Formed in 2000, Brand New has released four albums - debut album Your Favorite Weapon in 2000, critically acclaimed sophomore album Deja Entendu in 2003, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in 2006 and Daisy in 2009, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200. Brand New discography has collectively sold over 1.3 million albums and 1.5 million tracks to date. Brand New is Jesse Lacey (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Brian Lane (drums), Vincent Accardi (lead guitar), Garrett Tiernery (bass) and Derrick Sherman (keyboard, guitars).

Brand New continues to tour in the US and UK - dates HERE.

Your Favorite Weapon- Deluxe Edition - Release Date: November 21, 2011
1. The Shower Scene
2. Jude Law and a Semester Abroad
3. Sudden Death In Carolina
4. Mixtape
5. Failure By Design
6. Last Chance to Lose Your Keys
7. Logan to Government Center
8. The No Seatbelt Song
9. Seventy Times 7
10. Secondary
11. Magazines
12. Soco Amaretto Lime

Bonus Tracks
1. Jude Law and a Semester Abroad (2000 demo)
2. Secondary (2000 demo)
3. Logan to Government Center (2000 demo)
4. The Shower Scene (2000 demo)
5. Logan to Government Center (2000 throwaway
demo)
6. Last Chance to Lose Your Keys (2000 throwaway demo)
7. Magazines (2000 throwaway demo)

October 27, 2011

DAVE STEWART SET TO PERFORM ON "LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON" WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND IN CONNECTION WITH NEW SOLO ALBUM THE BLACKBIRD DIARIES

DAVE STEWART SET TO PERFORM ON "LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON" WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND IN CONNECTION WITH NEW SOLO ALBUM THE BLACKBIRD DIARIES



Look for DAVE STEWART to appear Wednesday, November 2 on NBC-TV's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," performing with the Roots a song from his acclaimed new solo album THE BLACKBIRD DIARIES (Razor & Tie/Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Surfdog).

USA Today's Edna Gundersen hailed the British singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer's disc as "a warm and nostalgic valentine to American roots music" (8/22/2011), while Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis said the album "offers a rawer portrait of Dave Stewart--the producer, former Eurthymic and current member of Superheavy, with Mick Jagger--than you're likely ever to have heard. The nasty, lurching guitar that announces 'So Long Ago,' the album's opener, is the tip-off. The song name-checks blues greats Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside and Mississippi John Hurt, and signals the roots rock-arama that follows" (9/14/2011).

THE BLACKBIRD DIARIES--his first album of new material in over a decade and recorded in Nashville--is filled with tenacious rock steeped in Americana and blues riffs with his most personal, story-driven lyrics to date. It features a co-write with Bob Dylan ("Worth The Waiting For") as well as duets with Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, and the Secret Sisters. IFC.COM recently premiered the video for the single "One Way Ticket To The Moon." Filmed in an old NASA building, it was conceived/directed by STEWART and features The Secret Sisters. Watch it here: http://www.ifc.com/news/2011/10/dave-stewart-takes-a-one-way-ticket-to-the-moon.php

In other DAVE STEWART news, he wrote, with Glen Ballard, a brand new, original score for "Ghost The Musical." The smash musical--based on the movie-opened in London's West End at the Piccadilly Theatre on July 19, 2011, earning four-star reviews from an array of media outlets including The London Times, Time Out and the Daily Telegraph. It will open on Broadway Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, with preview performances to begin in March.



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October 25, 2011

MAN MADE MACHINE ON TOUR AS DIRECT SUPPORT TO TANTRIC THIS FALL

MAN MADE MACHINE ON TOUR AS DIRECT SUPPORT TO TANTRIC THIS FALL

Watch the Video for "Victim" HERE

(New York, NY) - Arizona rockers Man Made Machine are hitting the road this fall with Tantric as direct support. The tour will kick off on November 19th in Tampa, FL and will make stops nationwide before concluding in Houston, TX on December 11th (tour dates below). The band will play a headlining show at Martini Ranch in their hometown of Phoenix on November 12th before heading out with Tantric. Their debut album, Become, is available in stores and via all digital service providers. The album was produced by Chad Grey and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne and HELLYEAH and was mixed by Jeremy Parker (Godsmack/Evanescence).

"Tantric is a great band that continuously puts out interesting and solid songs. I remember playing a festival with them about four years ago - back then we were on the smaller side stage, and now we're opening up for them on a U.S. tour!" said vocalist Joe Cotela. "It's going to be awesome sharing the stage with them and watching them every night. Man Made Machine is ready to get back out there on the road and hang with our friends and fans again!"

The video for the first single, "Victim" debuted on Revolver.com and was #2 most added in its first week at Active Rock radio.

Man Made Machine's debut album Become is a twelve track, hard rock roller coaster ride, soaring through diverse yet autobiographical songs. Childhood friends, the band evolved over the years playing out locally in the Phoenix area and quickly gained recognition well beyond their hometown scene. Man Made Machine has toured the country with bands including Escape The Fate and Dr. Acula, as well shared festival stages with bands such as Three Days Grace, Powerman 5000, Alice In Chains and Deftones. Sure to become an active rock staple the band draws influences from Nirvana, Metallica and Guns N' Roses. Man Made Machine is Joe Cotela (vocals), Justyn Sena (Bass), Matt Reinhard (Drums), Marc Hernandez (Guitar) and Steve Siminski (Guitar).

Man Made Machine (With Trantric) Tour Dates
Nov 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Martini Ranch *
Nov 19 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Nov 20 - Jacksonville, FL - Brewsters
Nov 22 - Bufford, GA - 37 Main
Nov 23 - Jackson, MS - Club Fire
Nov 25 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Nov 27 - Louisville, KY - Vernon Club
Dec 1 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
Dec 2 - Dayton, OH - McGuffy's
Dec 3 - Joliet, IL - Moko's
Dec 4 - Cedar Falls, IA - Wheelhouse
Dec 10 - Dallas, TX - Tree's
Dec 11 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
*Man Made Machine headlining show

October 19, 2011

RAZOR & TIE CELEBRATES DAVE BARNES' FIRST #1 SINGLE "GOD GAVE ME YOU" PERFORMED BY COUNTRY SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON

RAZOR & TIE CELEBRATES DAVE BARNES' FIRST #1 SINGLE "GOD GAVE ME YOU" PERFORMED BY COUNTRY SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON

Barnes to Release New Studio Album In 2012

(Nashville, TN) - Nashville-based Dave Barnes celebrates a career first with his song "God Gave Me You" performed by country singer Blake Shelton as it jumps to the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Singles chart. Barnes wrote the song for his last studio album, What We Want, What We Get (4.6.2010). "God Gave Me You" is on Blake Shelton's eighth studio album, Red River Blue, and is his fastest rising single to date. Barnes is administered by Razor & Tie Music Publishing.

Dave Barnes will release his fourth studio album for the Razor & Tie label this coming Spring. He recently wrapped recording the album with producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Andrew W.K., Jonas Brothers, Pink).

Barnes' version of "God Gave Me You" had a great run at Adult Contemporary radio in 2010, peaking at #21 on AC and #72 at Hot AC. The song also peaked at #3 at Christian CHR and #8 on Christian AC radio. Barnes' and Shelton's versions of "God Gave Me You" have sold close to 600,000 individual tracks combined. Dave Barnes "God Gave Me You" video here.

Blake Shelton selected the song after hearing it one day on the radio, he tells AOL's The Boot: "It's no secret, Miranda and I have had our ups and downs over the years and this was definitely at a low point at our relationship. I was flipping through stations and landed on a contemporary Christian station, and that song came on and I almost had to pull the truck over. I felt like I was hearing that song at that moment for a reason."

Dave told AOL's The Boot: "When I heard that it was making [Blake's] record, I was so excited! Especially in how it got there: it wasn't pitched, it was found. That's the best because the artist has such a different attachment that way. The fact that he heard it on the radio and wanted to record it because it meant something to him and Miranda blows my mind. It's still hard to believe it's on the radio. Writing so much on Music Row and knowing the process of how songs get cut and picked for radio, it's amazing to me that "God Gave Me You" made it through the whole process."

A songwriter first, Barnes is no stranger to having his music plucked by country singers as Billy Currington re-recorded Barnes' radio hit "Until You" for Currington's 2010 release. Barnes has been recognized by the industry as a rising songwriter. Billboard Magazine touted "Many of the best pop songwriters come out of Nashville, and Dave Barnes is one such singer/scribe now building momentum."

Barnes adds, "I have been writing a lot on Music Row in the last couple of years. I'm trying to get more songs recorded by country artists, both songs from my previous albums and songs that I'm writing with other Nashville writers. It's a really fun challenge and new discipline."

Dave Barnes last album What We Want, What We Get debuted at #59 on the Billboard top 200 album chart in 2010 and #15 on the digital albums chart. Barnes has sold over 150,000 albums to date and over 510,000 individual song downloads. He is currently on tour and will tour in 2012 as well. Barnes has previously toured with notable acts including John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Bonnie Raitt, and One Republic.

Dave Barnes is signed to leading independent label Razor & Tie and is administered by Razor & Tie Music Publishing. The New York City-based company is one of the fastest growing independent entertainment companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history. Razor & Tie's diverse and acclaimed label roster includes such artists as Vanessa Carlton, Foreigner, Dave Stewart, Richard Ashcroft, Nicole Atkins, Angelique Kidjo, Saves The Day, Kevin Devine, All That Remains, P.O.D., Dar Williams, The Summer Set, to name a few. The company provides distribution and marketing services for artists such as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Corey Smith and The Cowboy Junkies. Razor & Tie Music Publishing was founded in 2007 and has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration, and career development. In a few short years it has developed a small focused roster of talented and accomplished writers, artists and bands, as well as a lucrative catalog of songs. The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team, and supported by an administration, finance and business affairs staff with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. The company is self-administered in North America and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world.
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DAVE BARNES TOUR DATES
October 20 - Clinton, NY - Hamilton College
October 27 - Sacramento, CA - Capitol Christian Center *
October 28 - Covina, CA - First Church of Nazarene *
October 29 - Lake Forest, CA - Saddleback Community Church *
November 3 - Clinton, MS - Mississippi College
November 5 - Evanston, IL - Space
November 10 - Austin, TX - Momo’s
November 11 - Waco, TX - Common Grounds
November 12 - Houston, TX - Rudyard’s
November 13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
November 18 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
December 16 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee Performing Arts Center
*opening for Jars of Clay

ALL THAT REMAINS VIDEO FOR "THE LAST TIME" ADDED TO MTV2

HERE

ATR Now On The "Share The Welt" Tour With
Five Finger Death Punch And Hatebreed

All That Remains Prep New Radio Single "The Waiting One"

(New York, NY) - All That Remains' video for their current single, "The Last Time," (directed by Nathan Cox) has been added to MTV2 - watch it HERE. This past Sunday, ATR was in San Francisco for the kickoff of the much anticipated "Share The Welt" tour as main support to Five Finger Death Punch (with additional support coming from Hatebreed). This run will be the last time fans can catch All That Remains on tour behind their current album, For We Are Many. For dates, please see below.

"Well we're BACK ON TOUR! Share The Welt just kicked off with Five Finger Death Punch and Hatebreed and the shows are gonna be SICK. Get tickets now cause there's already shows that are sold out. And in the same week MTV2 has added "The Last Time" into rotation, so go to the MTV2 web site and check the video out! See ya on the road!" lead vocalist ATR Phil Labonte.

A new All That Remains single "The Waiting One" is set to impact radio the week of November 8th. All That Remains' current single, "The Last Time," peaked at #6 at Active Rock Radio and has been on the Active Rock chart for 7 months, the longest running single at the format second only to Seether, the #1 most played song of the year. "The Last Time" is ATR’s third Top 10 hit single and fourth consecutive hit single at Active Rock radio. The band's release, For We Are Many, also spawned the hit "Hold On," which spent nearly 7 months on the Active Rock charts, 3 1/2 months in the Top 10, eventually peaking at #7. Both singles released off the band's 2008 album Overcome, ATR's 2008 album, were mainstays in the Active Rock Top 15.

All That Remains has spent over a year on the road touring behind For We Are Many, playing over 240 shows including headlining tours along with tours with Asking Alexandria, Buckcherry, Black Label Society and Hollywood Undead as well as a host of major radio and international festivals. For We Are Many debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart last October and is approaching 150,000 units sold to date. All That Remains have sold over 840,000 albums and 1.1 million tracks to date.

SHARE THE WELT TOUR DATES

Oct 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Slat Air
Oct 22 - Denver, CO - First Bank Center
Oct 23 - Billings, MT - Babcock Theatre**
Oct 24 - Missoula, MT - Adams Center
Oct 25 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
Oct 26 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Oct 28 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
Oct 29 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden
Oct 31 - St Charles, MO - Family Arena
Nov 1 - Little Rock, AR - Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center
Nov 2 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Nov 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Nov 5 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center
Nov 6 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov 7 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall **
Nov 8 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
Nov 9 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion @ Concrete Street
Nov 11 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
Nov 12 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
Nov 13 - Lafayette, LA - Grant Street Dancehall **
Nov 14 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Nov 15 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Nov 16 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center - Pepsi Pavilion
Nov 18 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live!
Nov 19 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Nov 20 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues SC **
Nov 21 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Nov 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Nov 23 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Nov 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Nov 26 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Nov 28 - Richmond, VA - The Hat Factory **
Nov 29 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
Nov 30 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Dec 2 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
Dec 3 - Lewiston, ME - The Colisee
Dec 4 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
Dec 6 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Dec 7 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
Dec 8 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five **
Dec 9 - Waterloo, IA - McElroy Auditorium
Dec 10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
Dec 11 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque
Dec 13 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
Dec 14 - St. Paul, MN - MYTH
Dec 16 - Plymouth, MI - Compuware Sports Arena
Dec 17 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
Dec 18 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
**Co-Headline dates with Hatebreed

October 17, 2011

SUCH GOLD TO JOIN HIT THE LIGHTS ON TOUR THIS FALL

SUCH GOLD TO JOIN HIT THE LIGHTS ON TOUR THIS FALL

New Such Gold Studio Album Due For Release In Spring 2012

(New York, NY) - Rochester-based melodic hardcore/punk act Such Gold will join their Razor & Tie label mates Hit The Lights on their headlining tour this fall. The tour will kick off on October 31st in Toledo, OH with Such Gold as support throughout November 19th in Nashville, TN (tour dates below). The Dangerous Summer will provide additional support. Such Gold currently is on select tour dates with Koji, We Are The Union and Last Call. Such Gold will also play the Run For Cover CMJ Showcase at Club Europa on October 22nd with such bands as Tigers Jaw, Koji, Bridge and Tunnel and Daylight to name a few.

Such Gold recently announced their signing to Razor & Tie and in the Spring 2012 will release their new studio album to be produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Saves The Day, Lifetime, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

Watch a recent acoustic session Such Gold did while in the UK for Alter The Press! HERE.

"We are extremely excited, and honored to be able to tour with these dudes (Hit the Lights) again! Kevin Mahoney helped us out while Ben was in the hospital, and is one of the most stand-up dudes I know. This tour is going to be rad, and we can't thank them enough for helping us out!" said Such Gold drummer Devan Bentley.

Such Gold formed in 2009 and have reaped the rewards of their tireless efforts by releasing two EPs, Stand Tall (2009, Mightier Than Sword Records) and Pedestals (2010, 6131 Records). The band also released music on a split EP with Into It. Over It., and have another split EP with A Loss For Words slated for a late November release on Mightier Than Sword Records & No Sleep Records. Fans of Such Gold have been attracted to the band's pop-punk stylings as the young group marries their love for old school pop-punk, hardcore and indie rock. Alternative Press has raved about the bands' music, "a pitch-perfect, gimmick-free example of how solid the melodic hardcore-influenced pop-punk sound could really be when imbued with an indelible enthusiasm and adolescent passion" and proclaiming the songs are "breathtaking" and "leaving one wanting more." The band has toured with The Wonder Years, We Are The Union, A Loss For Words, Man Overboard, Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance and Composure, Rust Belt Lights, Maker, Kills and Thrills, etc. Such Gold is Ben Kotin (vocals), Nate Derby (guitar), Skylar Sarkis (guitar), Devon Hubbard (bass) and Devan Bentley (drums).

Such Gold - U.S. Tour Dates
With Koji, We Are The Union, Last Call
10/24/11 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Redwood Art Space
10/25/11 - Harrisburg, PA - The Underground* (no Koji)
10/26/11 - Norfolk, VA - Jewish Mother Backstage
10/27/11 - Lexington, SC - Oak Grove Civic Club

With Hit The Lights and The Dangerous Summer
Oct 31 - Toledo, OH - Frankies
Nov 1 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Nov 2 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Nov 4 - Madison, WI - The New Loft
Nov 5 - Des Moines, IA - The Vaudeville Mews
Nov 6 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall
Nov 8 - Boulder, CO - Club 156
Nov 9 - St George, UT - The Electric Theater
Nov 10 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Nov 11 - Fresno, CA - Neighborhood cafe
Nov 12 - Victorville, CA - Victorville Events Center
Nov 13 - Mesa, AZ - The Underground
Nov 15 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Nov 16 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
Nov 17 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
Nov 18 - Little Rock, AK - Downtown Music
Nov 19 - Nashville, TN - The End

Additional Dates
10/22/11 - New York, NY - Run For Cover CMJ Showcase Club Europa
10/29/11 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic (The Fest)
12/16/11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theatre (Glamour Kills Holiday Party)
12/19/11 - Danbury, CT - Tuxedo Junction (Glamour Kills Holiday Party)

October 14, 2011

ROCK LEGENDS FOREIGNER ANNOUNCE ACOUSTIQUE TOUR AND CD RELEASE FOR 2012

ROCK LEGENDS FOREIGNER ANNOUNCE ACOUSTIQUE TOUR AND CD RELEASE FOR 2012

Watch the Making of Acoustique HERE


(New York, NY) - Rock legends Foreigner will kick off an acoustic tour in 2012 to coincide with the CD release of Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged (Razor & Tie) on January 31st 2012. The tour will feature an unplugged set of Foreigner's classic hits and some special surprises (Tour Dates HERE). The new CD (which is currently a part of an exclusive Walmart three disc set- Feels Like the First Time) will be available as a stand-alone album and features 11 new unplugged classic hits studio recordings (track list below).

Foreigner recently presented an acoustic medley on Fox & Friends for Fox News Channel's 15th Anniversary celebration, watch HERE. The band also performed on CBS' The Talk on October 11th, watch HERE.

Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged features Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Jeff Pilson and Tom Gimbel performing acoustic studio recordings of Foreigner's classic hits and a tribute to Elvis Presley with a blistering version of "That's All Right." A high point on the Acoustique disc is the newly released song, "The Flame Still Burns," which was co-written by Mick Jones for 1998 cult rock movie Still Crazy, where it was performed by Jimmy Nail.

Available now exclusively in Walmart stores is the new three disc set, Feels Like the First Time (Razor & Tie). The set includes two audio discs - CD One: Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged and CD Two: Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner's Greatest Hits and one live concert DVD: Live in Chicago (concert aired on PBS throughout the second and third quarter as part of the Public Television Rocks! Series).

For more Foreigner information, click HERE.

Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged Track List:
1. Long, Long Way From Home
2. Cold As Ice
3. The Flame Still Burns
4. Double Vision
5. Fool For You Anyway
6. Say You Will
7. Starrider
8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
9. Feels Like The First Time
10. Juke Box Hero
11. That's All Right (Bonus Track)

Acoustique Tour Dates
1.17.2012 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
1.19.2012 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
1.20.2012 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
1.24.2012 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
1.26.2012 - Honeywell Center - Wabash, IN
1.27.2012 - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
1.28.2012 - Effingham Performance Center - Effingham, IL
2.07.2012 - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Sarasota, FL
2.08.2012 - Hayes Hall @ Philharmonic Center - Naples, FL
2.14.2012 - Town Hall - New York, NY - Red Bank, NJ
2.17.2012 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury - Westbury, NY
3.08.2012 - Wells Fargo Center For The Arts - Santa Rosa, CA
3.09.2012 - Cascade Theatre - Redding, CA

Catch Foreigner on the road now with Journey through December. Read rave reviews of Foreigners live show here:

"The band delivered powerful takes on its biggest hits. "Double Vision," "Head Games" - with a nice extended guitar solo from Jones - "Cold As Ice," and the ballads "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and "I Want To Know What Love Is" were performed flawlessly and with an edge."
Buffalo News

"Singer Kelly Hansen is vocally blessed... "Hot Blooded," "Double Vision" and the excellent "Cold As Ice" impressed."
Palm Beach Post

"The sound was impeccable and lush, even at the back of the venue. Lead singer Kelly Hansen handled rockers and ballads like "Waiting For a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is" with ease."
San Antonio Express News

"Lead singer Kelly Hansen proved he could wail and belt it out as he sang "Urgent" and "Hot Blooded." Hansen ran the stage like a twenty-year-old athlete. Foreigner played with the audience and not just too them."
Salt Lake Tribune

LINKS
www.foreigneronline.com
www.razorandtie.com
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October 11, 2011

SHADOWS FALL SIGN NEW ALBUM DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

SHADOWS FALL SIGN NEW ALBUM DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

New Studio Album To Be Produced By
Adam Dutkiewicz (Of Killswitch Engage)

Watch Livestream With Band In Recording Studio Wednesday at 5pm EST HERE

(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie announces the addition of 2-time Grammy-nominated metal act, Shadows Fall to its label roster. Shadows Fall joins Razor & Tie for an exclusive, multi-album, North American deal. This week, the band begins recording a new studio album at Zing Studios in Westfield, MA. The band's seventh official studio record (slated for release spring of 2012) sees the band reuniting with long-time friend, producer/engineer and Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz. Adam D., who has previously helmed the boards on albums by All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, The Devil Wears Prada, and Every Time I Die, is also intimately involved in the writing of the new Shadows Fall material.

Watch the band on Livestream Wednesday, October 12th at 5pm EST and get a first exclusive look at the band as they begin the creative process of their new record, Watch HERE (LINK:http://www.livestream.com/shadowsfall)
Shadows Fall will continue to offer fans a fly-on-the-wall perspective of their recording sessions. Additional streams are scheduled for October 19th and November 9th at 5pm exclusively on Livestream.com. The band will also turn the video stream on intermittently while in the studio. Follow @ShadowsFallBand on Twitter or visit Facebook.com/ShadowsFall to learn about future streams.

"We haven't had this type of fire underneath us to make a record in a long time. I feel that with our new partnerships in place, as well as bringing Adam D on board to produce, together, we've brought a renewed life to the band which will result in the best Shadows Fall record to date," commented Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner.

"Shadows Fall is very excited about our new partnership with Razor & Tie. The music industry has been in such a constant state of flux these days, it takes a progressive approach and a willingness to rethink the antiquated business model in order to achieve the success we still long for and desire. Razor & Tie is a company that embraces this idea and understands what it takes to promote and support a band in today's market place. We are looking forward to working with a team that not only understands our band, but also has the knowledge and desire to help us achieve our goals," adds Shadows Fall lead vocalist Brian Fair. "Shadows Fall has always been a band that tried our hardest to not be confined by the restraints of a single sub-genre of metal. We cover a ton of ground on this new album-- encompassing everything we have done musically over our career and incorporating new ideas into the mix. Our influences are an eclectic mix that cover the full spectrum of heavy music and it's always been our goal to combine those ideas into our own unique sound that is constantly evolving. The songs on this forthcoming new record reflect that goal to the fullest."

Formed in 1996, Shadows Fall emerged from Springfield, Massachusetts in 1996 as a D.I.Y. band that ultimately found legions of fans, worldwide fame, Grammy nominations, and rock radio success. The band has released six studio albums, two DVDs, a collection of B-sides and one Greatest Hits compilation, selling over 770,000 to date and has had music featured on the hugely popular video game series Guitar Hero. With the band's sound often described as having an unmistakable, seamless blend of metal and hard rock, Shadows Fall has grown to help define the very essence of modern aggressive music, showcasing their distinctive mix of bone-splintering aggression and melodic nuance. The quintet's last studio album, Retribution, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim with Blabbermouth raving, "Retribution is a blockbuster American metal album and demonstrates that the band not only kicks copious amounts of ass, but also includes within its ranks some of the best players and songwriters in the business" and AOL declaring "you'd be foolish not to check out the newest release...audiences will be sure to love." The band also made their late night television debut in late 2009 performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - watch HERE.

Shadows Fall has toured extensively with such bands as Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Trivium, Dragonforce, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Slipknot, Bleeding Through, Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb Of God. Shadows Fall is Brian Fair (vocals), Jonathan Donais (lead guitar), Matt Bachand (guitar/vocals), Paul Romanko (bass), and Jason Bittner (drums). The band is managed by Izzy Zivkovic (Split Media).

Shadows Fall is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding rock roster that currently includes All That Remains, P.O.D., Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin, Attila, Saves The Day, For Today, Hit the Lights, Such Gold, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

LINKS
www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.facebook.com/shadowsfall
www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband

October 06, 2011

P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) SIGNS NEW MULTI-ALBUM ARTIST DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) SIGNS NEW MULTI-ALBUM ARTIST DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

New Album Slated For Release In 2012

(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie is thrilled to announce the addition of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum American Christian metal band P.O.D. (Payable on Death) to its label roster. P.O.D. joins Razor & Tie for an exclusive, multi-album, worldwide deal.

The new, yet-to-be titled album will see the band reunited with long-time Producer Howard Benson who also produced the band's massive Satellite album alongside major hit albums for 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance. The new P.O.D. studio album is expected for release in spring of 2012.

"We are really excited to be starting a new chapter of our career with Razor & Tie. We just can't wait to put out the new album and show everyone what we've worked so hard on," adds P.O.D vocalist Sonny Sandoval.

"P.O.D. is a relevant, legendary, iconic band and we are very excited that they have decided to work with us," commented Razor & Tie Co-Owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam. "We have made a real commitment to releasing quality music from the best rock bands and signing P.O.D. is a serious statement about how serious and passionate we are."

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four #1 MTV videos. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation," pushing it to go triple platinum. The band has contributed to countless film soundtracks including: Little Nicky, Lara Croft - Tomb Raider, A Man Apart, Any Given Sunday, Blue Crush, Biker Boyz to name a few. P.O.D. has sold-out international concert tours and supported the likes of Green Day, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Kid Rock, and Cypress Hill. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels. P.O.D is managed by Jordan Feldstein and Rich Egan of CAM8 and represented for touring by Ron Opaleski and Brian Ahern of WME Entertainment.

P.O.D. is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding rock roster that includes such artists as All That Remains, Saves The Day, Hit The Lights, For Today, Such Gold, Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin, Attila, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

P.O.D. TOUR DATES
10/15 - Chula Vista, CA - USA Olympic Training Center - Chula Vista Centennial Celebration
10/22 - Houston, TX - The Woodlands Pavilion - KTBZ BuzzFest

LINKS
http://payableondeath.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PayableOnDeathPOD
http://www.myspace.com/payableondeath
https://twitter.com/pod1904
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/p-o-d/id626650

KEVIN DEVINE AND MUSICIAN'S ENERGY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE (MECA) TEAM UP TO LAUNCH inBloom

KEVIN DEVINE AND MUSICIAN'S ENERGY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE (MECA) TEAM UP TO LAUNCH inBloom, A NEW ECO-FRIENDLY APP FOR MUSICIANS

Devine Out Now On Headlining Tour This Fall With Support From An Horse

Kevin Devine has teamed up with Musician's Energy Conservation Alliance (MECA) to become the first musician to use their new app, inBloom. The app was designed by Andy Ross of OK Go and Eytan Oren and helps musicians find green and sustainable restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets, hotels, biodiesel stations, and composting/recycling locations while on the road. Devine begins his official support of inBloom on October 6th when he kicks off the second leg of his fall headlining tour with An Horse, culminating in the official MECA/inBloom launch event on October 22nd at Devine's CMJ show at New York City's Highline Ballroom.

Known for his political lyrics and passion about social issues, Devine was the natural choice for MECA when selecting the first official tour and musician. Andy Ross (guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist of OK Go) commented, "Kevin is extremely passionate about environmental issues. He was an obvious choice for MECA's first tour and we're excited that he'll be the first artist to use the app on the road."

The Musician's Energy Conservation Alliance (MECA) is a network of musicians, restaurants, farms, and markets collaborating on a new model for sustainable touring. MECA bands plan their tours with local food in mind and restaurants, farms, and markets offer members discounts. MECA's goal is to help any band on any budget reduce their carbon footprint and fossil fuel consumption while supporting local economies.

Known for his acoustic musings Kevin Devine's latest release, Between the Concrete & Clouds debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Without losing his lyrical density, Kevin explored the technical side of creating structurally more traditional pop songs, evident in the shorter tracks on BTC&C. Kevin's new video "Off-Screen" recently premiered on RollingStone.com.

Devine has received numerous accolades from press and fans alike over the span of his nine year career. His discography includes several EPs and live albums, as well as past full-lengths Circle Gets the Square (2002), Make the Clocks Move (2003), Split The Country, Split The Street (2005), Put Your Ghost to Rest (2006), Brother's Blood (2009), and Bad Books (2010), a side project Kevin worked on with Andy Hull and other members of Manchester Orchestra. Kevin has played with top artists including Bright Eyes, Manchester Orchestra, Okkervill River, Earlimart, and many more, and has performed at the following festivals: Coachella 2010, Bonnaroo 2010, Bamboozle 2010, Lollapalooza 2009, Austin City Limits 2007, and Soundwave 2008 (Australia).

KEVIN DEVINE TOUR DATES
Oct 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour *
Oct 7 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
Oct 8 - Phoenix, AZ - Hard Rock Cafe *
Oct 10 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct 11 - Dallas, TX - Dada
Oct 12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
Oct 13 - Pensacola, FL - DeLuna Fest 2011
Oct 14 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl *
Oct 16 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub *
Oct 18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
Oct 19 - Washington, DC - Red Palace *
Oct 20 - Boston, MA - Royale *
Oct 21 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar *
Oct 22 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom *
Oct 23 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place *
Oct 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
Oct 26 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Oct 27 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
*Kevin Devine with An Horse

PRESS RAVES:
"Devine layers his vocals atop the thick crescendos in the chorus...the vocal arrangements are expansive." - SPIN

"Unique and enthralling." - Rolling Stone

"Concrete's easily a career standout...Another significant chapter in his evolutionary arc." - Alternative Press


"Politically charged and lyrically savvy." - AOL Spinner

"A sonic masterpiece...features some of Devine's best lyrics to date...[leaves] the listeners wishing for more than a mere 10 songs." - Alter The Press

www.facebook.com/KevinDevineMusic
www.kevinedevine.net
www.twitter.com/KevinDevineTwit
www.joinmeca.org

NICOLE ATKINS TO RELEASE FREE LIVE EP NICOLE ATKINS AND THE BLACK SEA ...TILL DAWN ON OCTOBER 6TH

NICOLE ATKINS TO RELEASE FREE LIVE EP NICOLE ATKINS AND THE BLACK SEA ...TILL DAWN ON OCTOBER 6TH

Download Album Here

On October 6th Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea will release a new live EP Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea...Till Dawn, which is available for free download for a limited time. The EP will be available online at all DSPs for purchase on October 11th. Recorded this July at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, ...Till Dawn captures Atkins' & The Black Sea's raw, energetic live performance. This EP follows the February release of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie). Known for her powerful and hypnotic sound, Nicole's bluesy, psychedelic songs showcase her stunning vocal range.

Nicole has spent 2010 on the road playing a combination of headline shows, festival dates including Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, and Ottawa Blues Fest, and supporting The Black Keys, Fountains of Wayne and the Avett Brothers. This past March Nicole took SXSW by storm, her set hand-picked for broadcast on Last Call with Carson Daly while Time Magazine named her performance one of the 10 best of the festival ...Till Dawn captures the live performance that Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea have become known for.

Download her new live EP ...Till Dawn for free HERE (link: http://nicoleatkins.bandcamp.com/)

Watch exclusive 8MM live video of "My Baby Don't Lie" HERE.

October 6, 2011
...Till Dawn Track List:

1. This Is For Love
2. You Come To Me
3. Hotel Plaster
4. My Baby Don’t Lie
5. The Tower

Nicole Atkins Tour Dates:
Sept 17 - Clark, NJ - Union County MusicFest
Sept 20 - Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center*
Sept 21 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center*
Sept 25 - Gilford, NH Meadowbrook - U.S. Cellular Pavilion*
Sept 27 - Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang *
Sept 29 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Oct 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Petty Fest - MHOW
Oct 6 - New York, NY Petty Fest - Bowery Ballroom
Oct 7 - Kingston, NY - O+ Festival
Oct 13 - Brooklyn, NY - The Interview Show - Union Hall
* with Avett Brothers

Press Raves
"A soulful, captivating show, with a lush, dark wall of sound behind Atkins' wailing vocals of love gone bad. The audience stood transfixed and some surely joined a growing list of devotees."
Time Magazine "Ten Acts That rocked South By Southwest"

"Poured herself into the dark torch song "Hotel Plaster," praying for a lover's embrace while stuck in a hotel room, then later she was Janis Joplin's big-winded kid sister, wailing on an extended blues solo."
SPIN Selected as "The Best Live Band" of SXSW

"Ms. Atkins has the air of a New York rock chick supreme." New York Times

"She has a huge, rangy voice flecked with soul that sounds great atop broken-bottle slide blues." The Los Angeles Times

"Nicole Atkins returns with gripping ferocity on Mondo Amore." Paste

"A sound that mixes the weepy, swaying balladry of Roy Orbison and the blues-rock of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith." New York Times

"If you ever wondered what Kelly Clarkson would sound like channeling Roy Orbison, this big lunged Jersey girl provides the oft-thrilling answer." SPIN

"A velveteen warmth, longing and sultry vulnerability, Atkins' voice is a corker; as if Loretta Lynn, Stevie Nicks and PJ Harvey were reborn inside a spunky young woman from Neptune." Sentamentalist

www.nicoleatkins.com

October 04, 2011

SUCH GOLD SIGNS NEW ALBUM AND PUBLISHING DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

SUCH GOLD SIGNS NEW ALBUM AND PUBLISHING DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

New Album Slated For Release In Spring 2012

On Tour In US This Fall

(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie announces the addition of the Rochester-based melodic hardcore/punk act Such Gold to its label and publishing rosters. The quintet is already knee-deep in the writing stages of their new album to be produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Saves The Day, Lifetime, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and set for release in Spring 2012. Such Gold just wrapped a UK tour opening for The Wonder Years and Valencia and has returned to the U.S. hitting the road with Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, and Balance And Composure through October 15th (tour dates below).

"Razor & Tie is definitely the right fit for Such Gold. They are a label that believes in us, and will support us in whatever we do, which was the main priority for us in making this decision," says Devon Hubbard, bassist for Such Gold.

John Franck, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Razor & Tie comments, "Such Gold is a special band. In just two years, they've grown as songwriters, toured the world and quickly generated major respect in their scene. They have a bright future, one which Razor & Tie is excited to be a part of."

Such Gold formed in 2009 and have reaped the rewards of their tireless efforts by releasing two EPs, Stand Tall (2009, Mightier Than Sword Records) and Pedestals (2010, 6131 Records). The band also released music on a split EP with Into It. Over It., and have another split EP with A Loss For Words slated for a late November release on Mightier Than Sword Records & No Sleep Records. Fans of Such Gold have been attracted to the band's pop-punk stylings as the young group marries their love for old school pop-punk, hardcore and indie rock. Alternative Press has raved about the bands' music, "a pitch-perfect, gimmick-free example of how solid the melodic hardcore-influenced pop-punk sound could really be when imbued with an indelible enthusiasm and adolescent passion" and proclaiming the songs are "breathtaking" and "leaving one wanting more." The band has toured with The Wonder Years, We Are The Union, A Loss For Words, Man Overboard, Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance and Composure, Rust Belt Lights, Maker, Kills and Thrills, etc. Such Gold is Ben Kotin (vocals), Nate Derby (guitar), Skylar Sarkis (guitar), Devon Hubbard (bass) and Devan Bentley (drums). The band is managed by R.J. Crowder-Schaefer at Mightier Than Sword and represented for touring by Tim Borror and Phil Battiato at The Agency Group in North American and Ed Sellers at Primary Talent International for the rest of the world.

Such Gold is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding Rock roster that includes such artists as Saves The Day, Hit The Lights, Kevin Devine, All That Remains, Norma Jean, For Today, Chelsea Grin, Attila, Vanna, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

Such Gold - U.S. Tour Dates
With Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance And Composure
10/04/11 - Dekalb, IL - The House Cafe
10/05/11 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
10/06/11 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/07/11 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
10/08/11 - Toronto, ON - Annex Wreckroom
10/09/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
10/11/11 - Asbury, NJ - Asbury Lanes
10/12/11 - Brooklyn, NY - The Knitting Factory
10/13/11 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Club
10/14/11 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
10/15/11 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place

With Koji, We Are The Union, Last Call
10/24/11 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Redwood Art Space
10/25/11 - Harrisburg, PA - The Underground* (no Koji)
10/26/11 - Norfolk, VA - Jewish Mother Backstage
10/27/11 - Lexington, SC - Oak Grove Civic Club

Additional Dates
10/29/11 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic (The Fest)
12/16/11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theatre (Glamour Kills Holiday Party)
12/19/11 - Danbury, CT - Tuxedo Junction (Glamour Kills Holiday Party)