Pre-order ‘Cryosleep’: debut album from Null + Void, alias of prolific NY producer Kurt Uenala

In case you didn’t know, Leah Shapiro, BRMC’s drummer, is now on Twitter and tweeting about new collaborations – which is especially good for Depeche Mode fans:

1.
Falling Down (feat. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
2.
Into The Void
3.
4.
Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan)
5.
Come To Me
6.
Take It Easy (feat. The Big Pink)
7.
Foreverness
8.
Paragon 05:19
9.
Hands Bound (feat. Shannon Funchess)
10.
Lost And Blind
11.
Blank Stare
12.
Where I Wait (feat. Dave Gahan) (Radio Edit)
13.
Where I Wait feat. Dave Gahan (Aristókrasía Version)

Cryosleep is the debut album from Null + Void, the alias of prolific New York producer Kurt Uenala. It’s an album of contrasts and tension, where darkness is pierced by blinding light, and where moody new wave bleeds into stark electronics. In one moment, joyful memories give way to isolation and regret, and in the next, Cryosleep explores the catharsis of crowded dancefloors. Throughout the record, Uenala matches his dynamic production with incredible vocalists—from Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and the inimitable Shannon Funchess, to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Big Pink. Null + Void’s take on dark pop meshes with his love for Detroit electro, poignant synth melodies, and cold atmospheres.

With the cinematic opener “Falling Down” and brooding instrumentals like “Come To Me”, Cryosleep can feel like the soundtrack to a lost space epic. No doubt, the album evokes Blade Runner, dystopian landscapes, and the splendor of far-off galaxies. As Uenala puts it, Cryosleep is inspired by “classic sci-fi stuff,” images of futuristic machines sustaining humans frozen in a dreamstate. The melancholy “Foreverness” explores what they might be thinking: “A collection of fragments, memories of a life lived—preserved, but incomplete and jumbled.” Meanwhile, “Into The Void” paints a peaceful, otherworldly picture, “like soaring towards a white light.” Lead single “Asphalt Kiss” sounds like a frenzied chase scene through rain-slick streets, while the upbeat “Paragon” zips like a bullet train over lush, alien scenery.

But for all of its widescreen beauty and world-building, Null + Void’s debut album also thrives on emotional songwriting and stylish versatility. Uenala dips his beloved old-school genres in chrome, giving them a contemporary, high-gloss sheen. Dave Gahan’s singular voice brings a classic edge to “Where I Wait,” a stunning song about hope and uncertainty. “I wrote it with Dave in mind,” Uenala says of his frequent collaborator. “He wrote the melody and lyrics soon after he was sick, which I think influenced the reflective tone.” The song, which also features Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes, shines among Cryosleep ‘s unforgettable pop excursions, alongside the quietly catchy “Take It Easy” and the harrowing “Hands Bound”. Uenala envisioned the “larger than life” voice of Shannon Funchess amidst frantic beats and gothic bells, and she brings undeniable power to “Hands Bound”. In awe of her presence, the producer says, “Shannon sings her lyrics about dominance and control with scary conviction.”

The title Cryosleep perfectly accentuates what Null + Void expresses throughout his first record. “It’s about the desire to keep loved ones alive beyond their lifespan,” he explains, alluding to the personal life experiences that color this music. “And if you tapped into that frozen person and scanned their last thoughts, their final farewell, this is what might come out.”

To experience Cryosleep is to enter the many worlds of the subconscious, vibrant realms of hidden shadows, lost memories, and the mesmerizing unknown.

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releases November 3, 2017

Listen/purchase: Safer With The Wolves by Pete International Airport

Signed versions of the CD/LPs also available for Pre-order on Pledgemusic:

Pete International Airport is the brain child of Peter G. Holmström. It’s name is borrowed from a song title by his other band, The Dandy Warhols. Pete International Airport’s new album, Safer With The Wolves…, is a meticulously crafted psyche rock journey into the dark heart of electronica. The album’s 11 tracks feature guest singers from like-minded allies such as: The Black Angels, Daydream Machine, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dark Horses, Hopewell, and more. It will be released by A Recordings in October.

Everyone that takes part in our Pledge Music campaign will have special access and also the digital download is included with all exclusive offers.
`The live band consists of long-time collaborator Daniel Sparks, plus Tara Autovino and Jason Russo of Guiding Light.

Produced and Engineered by Peter G. Holmström
Mixed by Jeremy Sherrer at Spooky Electric Co.
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters

Safer With The Wolves

by Pete International Airport

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    A mind-bending album of pulsating neo-psychedelia featuring members of The Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Hopewell and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Strictly limited to 50 copies on transparent orange / red glitter cassettes. Includes exclusive metallic pin badge + digital download code.

    Also available on vinyl from A Recordings.

    Includes digital pre-order of Safer With The Wolves. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    shipping out on or around November 17, 2017
    edition of 50  6 remaining

BRMC announce new album Wrong Creatures, release first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” + North American tour dates!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce their new forthcoming album Wrong Creatures, and release the first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” – Listen to the track here

Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) and recorded at Sunset Sound. Wrong Creatures is available today for pre-sale in all digital music stores and directly through the band’s online store.

The new single “Little Thing Gone Wild” is available for purchase as an individual track and everyone who pre-orders the album will receive the song immediately. In addition to the CD & Digital album version, a limited edition vinyl deluxe boxset will also become available in the coming weeks for pre-order on the official website.

Recorded in Los Angeles over the past few years, the bands taken many unlikely twists and turns, yet always remaining focused on the music and returning again to edge of the stage. “It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up as fast as it spits you out. A few years back we literally toured till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head” say’s Been. “It catches up with you, i know i’ve battled on and off with my own depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions. So you just gotta keep pushing buttons to see what happens.”

Wrong Creatures returns to the core of BRMC’s alchemy, yet plunges the knife in even further. From the Cave-esque murder balladry of “Haunt” to the garage punk of “Little Thing Gone Wild,” it runs the gamut allowing the band to flex every muscle in their armor. They remain opaque about the songs’ greater meanings, fearful of past misunderstandings. “I find myself writing about death a lot,” says Hayes. “I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it’s dark humor.” Talking about mortality allows Hayes to explore life’s great mistakes and regrets. Channeling them through rolling riffs and dirge-laden rhythms that stir the pot before reaching boiling point.

Ultimately, the band may well be survivors of an era where rock’n’roll can often be overshadowed by dance pop, and garish commercialism. Robert Levon Been; “We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it’s usually best to dress accordingly. Though i’m not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club also announced their North American tour which will be kicking off on January 15, 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more. The trio will also be hitting Europe and the UK for select tour dates this fall beginning October 23. Pre-sale for the North American tour dates begins today and general on-sale begins on September 15 – Purchase here!

http://smarturl.it/BRMC-WrongCreatures

North American Tour Dates:


January 15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
January 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Bure
January 18 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
January 19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
January 20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 23 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
January 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
January 26 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
January 27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
January 29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
January 31 – Boston, MA @ Royale
February 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
February 5 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
February 6 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
February 7 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
February 9 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 10 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
February 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
February 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
February 13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
February 15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
February 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
February 18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
February 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
February 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Show Box
February 22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
February 23 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
February 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

“Little Thing Gone Wild” + BRMC playlist from SoundofAarhus.com

A couple exciting things from the BRMC world. First of course, is the news straight from BRMC’s Instagram about a new song!

Tomorrow…

A post shared by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (@brmcofficial) on

Next is BRMC’s playlist of songs handpicked for you found on Sound of Aarhus:

The trio will conquer Train in Aarhus on November 8 with support from our very own Tales Of Murder And Dust as support. Originally, hailing from San Francisco, but since 2008 with Leah Shapiro – born and bred in Aarhus – managing the drumsticks. Prior to this show, the band decided to create a 38-track playlist for you to get in just the right mood:

“We’re headed to Europe this fall. Here’s a playlist of songs we hand-picked for you to listen to as we get ready for the tour.” – BRMC

I Shall Be Released – Robert Levon Been (BRMC) w/ Garth Hudson, Sister Maud Hudson


Published on Mar 26, 2017

I Shall Be Released – Robert Levon Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) w/ Garth Hudson (The Band), Sister Maud Hudson, Keith Allison, Derrick Anderson, Willie Aron, Tara Austin, Steve Barton (Translator), Bebopalula, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nelson Bragg, Russ Broussard, Peter Case, Susan Cowsill, Morty Coyle, Gary Eaton, Louise Goffin, David Goodstein, Skylar Gudasz, Nick Guzman, Danny Henry, Peter Holsapple, Dave Jenkins, Alex Jules, Sarah Kramer, Jim Laspesa, Rob Laufer, Ben LeCourt, Danny McGough, Robert Mache, Carlo Nuccio, Vicki Peterson, Chris Price, Julianna Raye, Terry Reid, Jerry Riopelle, Luther Russell, Syd Straw, Jordan Summers, Mark Walton, Victoria Williams, Steve Wynn, Jeff Young, Emeen Zarookian

Wild Honey Foundation
A Benefit for The Autism Think Tank

The Wild Honey Orchestra & Garth Hudson play The Band’s Music From Big Pink, The Band, and beyond!

Hosted by Chris Morris
Alex Theatre
Glendale, California
March 25, 2017

Robert joins Night Beats on bass 8/4 & 8/6 in Mexico

Exciting news for BRMC/Night Beats fans in Mexico!

BRMC/DFA1979 at the Wiltern 10/25 Pre-sale on now!

BRMC recently announced 4 new dates to their co-headline tour with Death From Above 1979 and Deap Vally:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 with special guest Deap Vally announce 4 new tour stops this fall!

10/13 House of Blues @ Chicago, IL
10/25 The Wiltern @ Los Angeles, CA
11/9 The Paramount @ Huntington, NY
11/12 House of Blues @ Boston, MA

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 29th at 10 AM local time.

Thanks to LA music blog The Scenestar, we have some pre-sale codes to go with it!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 will team up for a co-headlining tour! The two bands, along with opener Deap Vally, will perform an all-ages show at the Wiltern on Tuesday, October 25.

Tickets for this show will go on sale this Friday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m. via Live Nation for $35.00 each plus service fees. If you want to get your tickets early, Live Nation will have a presale on Wednesday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. Password: RESERVED. Click below to purchase your tickets to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 at the Wiltern this “Rocktober”!

BUY TICKETS: October 25th: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club w/ Death From Above 1979 at the Wiltern

Listen to Sin Alley’s Some Weird Sin EP with Peter Hayes on Spotify/YouTube!

It’s as close to new BRMC as we can get for now! The EP “Some Weird Sin” now available on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, i❤️radio and other music sites – one of the tracks called “Switchblades” features Peter Hayes BRMC on organ

Here’s the Spotify player:

And YouTube playlist:

Night Beats w/Robert Levon Been @ Ace Theater 5/1/16

BRMC posted a couple videos of the Night Beats at the Ace Theater with Robert on their Facebook page, check them out:

 

Sin Alley “Shoot Me Down” with Peter Hayes

Sin Alley has posted a track called “Shoot Me Down ” recorded with Peter Hayes BRMC , from an album that he co-produced (and also featured on guitar, organ and backing Vox) called “Some Weird Sin.”  Check it out!

Happy 15th anniversary to B.R.M.C. – debut album of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!

Thanks to Turn Up That Volume! for reminding us that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s debut album B.R.M.C. turns 15 today.

Fifteen years ago an utterly cool trio, out of San Francisco, dropped one of best debut rock & roll albums of this century. School friends Robert Levon Been (bass & vocals) and Peter Hayes (guitar & vocals) were joined by British drummer Nick Jago in 1998 (who left the band in 2008 and was replaced by Leah Shapiro). Originally called The Elements, they changed their name, after discovering that another band had the same name to BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, after Marlon Brando‘s motorcycle gang in 1953 movie The Wild One. The band had it all. Black leather jackets, confident looks and an overwhelming sonic impact. Debut album B.M.R.C. contained a series of scorching killer anthems. Powered with over-amped guitars, booming drums, and piercing vocals. Nasty riffs and giant choruses. Imagine the darkest moments of The Jesus and Mary Chain fused with the forceful tumult of Detroit punks The Stooges . Yes, bloody impressive! The start of a long career with ups and downs, with intensity and honesty, with imposing rock and dazzling roll. Here are three of my favorite highlights of that stunning debut LP…

Here’s a bit from more recent review of the album by DrunkenWerewolf:

Originally released in 2001, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s self-titled debut came to fruition off the back of Peter Hayes’ departure from The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Confronted with the comparison BRMC would probably hate it, but the album owes a lot to Anton Newcombe’s unholy dirge of psychedelic sound. The difference between the haphazard collective and San Francisco’s own dirty purveyors is that the latter were largely held together, and that sense of direction is more than evident on their debut.

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There’s a photo of the Japanese version to the right from eil.com, which just had a few bonus tracks including the one this site is named after:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Japanese CD album (CDLP)
Tracklisting / Additional Info:1. Love Burns
2. Red Eyes And Tears
3. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)
4. Awake
5. White Palms
6. As Sure As The Sun
7. Rifles
8. Too Real
9. Spread Your Love
10. Head Up High
11. Salvation
12. Screaming Gun – Bonus Track
13. At My Door – Bonus Track
14. Down Here – Bonus Track

As a little bonus, here’s a scan of the track list of their 1999 demo that helped get them that deal for the 2001 debut:

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