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Peter Hayes opening for The Black Ryder in SF on 8/21

The Black Ryder @ The Independent

poster designed by Gerardo Pinzón I DiseñadorGráfico

Join Black Ryder with very special guest Peter Hayes from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for an acoustic performance at The Independent in San Francisco on 8/21. http://ticketf.ly/1Txp53F

If you’re unfamiliar with The Black Ryder, check out the video for “Seventh Moon” from their recent album The Door Behind The Door:

BRMC News from AskIan

Oooh, an album title! Thanks AskIan for the update:

Pete is back in Los Angeles working on New Album Fractions.  Robert is scratching in dirty animal lyrics and Leah is training with a motorcycle dare-devil and a guitar tech named Watson for the world tour.  You don’t need luck when you’re built for crazy.

Robert in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 18th

An “unofficial” acoustic set by Robert for any fans in or near Bulgaria was recently posted about on BRMC’s Facebook page, if you go please take some photos and/or video!

Hey guys it’s Robert
– so the BRMC European Tour is now officially over, but before heading home I’m actually going to be passing through Sofia, Bulgaria on July 18th on my own – and I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good bar or park bench in town that might allow me to get away with playing a dozen acoustic songs (without getting arrested). If so, then please post a comment here, and I’ll try to make it.

I guess you could call it an unofficial-acoustic show of sorts.

Unfortunately Pete and Leah both have to fly back home to LA straight away, so I’ll be on my own this time, but… since I’m passing through Bulgaria anyway, I figured ‘What the hell’ I’ll bring my guitar and say hi.

PS: I won’t play at your birthday party.

From
Robert Levon Been

UPDATE: A location has been announced!

Re: Sofia

Thank you all for your help, I think the monument at ‘Boris Gardens’ in Sofia on Saturday, July 18th @ 4pm…

Posted by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LIVE IN PARIS IS AVAILABLE NOW!

After some slight snags, the Live in Paris CD/DVD is now officially released! Some places have gotten it on the release date (June 9th), though this notice was posted on BRMC’s Facebook page:

It hasn’t gone unnoticed by us that several people have expressed their frustration at not having yet received their CD/DVD order of Live in Paris. We hear you and have checked with the various web stores & labels around the world and can confirm that all CD/DVD orders have been shipped at the beginning of this week, with the exception of those in the US who ordered both the CD/DVD & vinyl, who have been contacted directly.

Please let us know if you HAVE received your order or if you’re still waiting as we are doing everything we can to hold the labels and stores accountable for delivering on their end.

We will stay all over this until everyone receives their order.

Sincerely,

BRMC Management

VH1 and The 405 have posted the video for “Spread Your Love” from the DVD, if you haven’t watched it on Palladia.

Here is the official email announcement from BRMC’s mailing list on the release, along with some excellent photos by Wallendorff Photography:

LIVE IN PARIS IS AVAILABLE NOW!
 

“Like giving birth to a raging baby rhinoceros, this “Live in Paris” DVD is finally out. It’s been an obscene labor of love from day one with everything from artwork, to audio mixing, mastering, to Peter having a demon skull CGI’ed onto his face. But it’s finally out of our filthy hands and hopefully into yours very soon.

Thank you to everyone again for being so understanding with the audio fixes we had to make at the last minute, hopefully it’s worth the wait though. And for all of you overseas I guess we’ll be seeing you for another round of bruises and bites real soon. We do wish we could play more shows in more countries this summer but we still need to take it somewhat slow right now. Leah has been killing it though this week, training like she’s in a goddamn Rocky montage, someone really needs to give her an Ativan or something, the girls officially off her rocker.”

-Robert Levon Been / BRMC

 

 

 

 

The Live In Paris CD/DVD is available now on iTunes HERE.

The new release features a triple-disc including the 33.3% documentary, live performance from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and live music from the performance.

Live In Paris preview from Rolling Stone Italia

Rolling Stone Italia posted a first look video of “Let The Day Begin” a couple days ago, which is also on YouTube:

“Let The Day Begin” from the Live In Paris DVD by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Purchase the Live In Paris CD at: http://hyperurl.co/BRMCParisCD
Purchase the Live In Paris LP at: http://hyperurl.co/BRMCParisLP
Purchase the Live In Paris on iTunes at: http://hyperurl.co/BRMCParisDL

BRMC featured on Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour

I always enjoy hearing how much other artists appreciate BRMC’s music. Guy Garvey of Elbow has mentioned his appreciation for HOWL in NME (95 of the 100 Lost Albums You Need to Know) before:

“People didn’t really get it, and nobody ever really picked up on how good it was, maybe because it was so different to their first two records, being mostly acoustic. But you can tell when you listen to it that the album is really coming from the soul. The lyrics to one of the songs, Fault Line – “Racing with the rising tide to my father’s door” – that’s poetry, that is. Those are proper, Dylan-class lyrics. But the whole album is just beautiful musically, and it was a real departure for the band.”

I didn’t know Guy Garvey had a show on BBC 6, but apparently he has recently featured BRMC on his show which is available to listen to on the BBC 6 website for 28 days.

Listen in pop-out player

Guy delivers his show with a shocker this week – he’s not bothered about Elvis. His theme is The Singing Detective soundtrack and his featured artist is The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Plus tunes from The Staves, Wilco and Led Zep.

Update on “Live in Paris” DVD

If you’ve pre-ordered “Live in Paris,” you may have already gotten your digital download of the audio. Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer for the DVD. BRMC sent this update on Thursday with a mention on how Leah is doing:

Hey, we wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Live In Paris DVD.

So last month, when we first received the Master Copy of the DVD to approve, we noticed this strange little digital glitch in the audio (it wasn’t anything too serious, but it was like nails on a chalkboard to us).  I guess the good news is that we caught the problem in time, and it has since been fixed.  The bad news is that it has caused the release date to be pushed back about a month.  It was a hard to call to make, but we didn’t feel right shipping the DVD out like that.

In the meantime, we want to apologize to you by sending you a link where you can immediately download mp3’s of ALL of the songs on the album.

In other news, we’ve begun rehearsing again with Leah (post surgery) and she is beating the living hell out of the drums again. She still needs to take it easy for the next couple weeks though and not hammer a hole through her snare drum, but so far all signs seem to be pointing towards a fairly strong recovery.

The bionic girl returns +

You will be receiving information from Firebrand with a link to download the MP3s.

B.R.M.C.

BRMC – Record Store Day ’15 release in UK/Europe

Thanks to Darren Mackin, we have some pictures of the UK/European Record Store Day releases of BRMC’s Weapon of Choice/Need Some Air 7″ Single. It’s a very limited release for Record Store Day in the UK (only 600), and probably just as limited in other countries. Other fans have confirmed France and Sweden.

Pre-Order Live In Paris

BRMC have posted some clips from the new 33.3% Documentary by Yana Amur, which is accompanying the new Live in Paris CD/DVD sets now available to pre-order from BRMC’s website:

Here’s the email announcement sent to the BRMC mailing list:

    BRMC Live In Paris

‘It was a little over a year ago while sitting in the back of a passenger van outside Tokyo, all of us covered in sweat and half cocked grins trying to catch our breath after having just walked off stage, I just remember someone muttering the idea that we might actually really want to think about filming one of these shows before it’s all over’

‘I guess my first reaction was that we could all use a very long hot shower much more than another live DVD at that exact moment. My second was that it might be a shame if we reached the end of that tour without capturing any of the beauty and even brutality of it. But a lot of the music we create is not only where we exist, but also where we escape to.’

‘It’s difficult though with film to avoid making a band into just another ‘reality show’ crafted into a product on a shelf, and at the same time just painting a plain picture of a live concert would be like a dream without very much color or feeling.

In the end we have released two separate films to show both sides of the same coin….

‘Live In Paris’ is the dream.

And ‘33.3% Documentary’ is the morning after.

We hope you enjoy what you find’

-Robert Levon Been / BRMC

BRMC ‘LIVE IN PARIS’ & ‘33.3% DOCUMENTARY’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE TODAY:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRE-ORDER OPTIONS
[The triple-disc ‘Live In Paris’ DVD/CD bundle and vinyl are now available with various bundle options including exclusive T-shirt and poster designs].

Live in Paris

© Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Check out this clip of “Sometimes The Light” posted on the Facebook page announcement:

Here’s the track listing courtesy of The Portable Infinite:

The concert film was directed by Bartleberry Logan and won the 2014 UK Music Video Award for “Best Live Concert Film.” Live In Paris will be available as a 3 Disc set (2 CDs + 1 DVD) or 3 Vinyl collection + 1 DVD. Fans who pre-order either format will have the opportunity to augment their purchase by adding either a poster and/or T-shirt, both exclusive to the pre-order. Fans can begin placing their pre-order immediately at http://blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com/, where they can also preview some clips from the concert and documentary.   As a bonus for those who pre-order, fans will be able to immediately download 6 digital tracks from the album.

Live In Paris CD/Audio Tracklisting

  1. Fire Walker
  2. Let The Day Begin
  3. Returning
  4. Lullaby
  5. Hate The Taste
  6. Rival
  7. Teenage Disease
  8. Some Kind Of Ghost
  9. Sometimes The Light
  10. Funny Games
  11. Sell It
  12. Lose Yourself
  13. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
  14. Ain’t No Easy Way
  15. Berlin
  16. Conscience Killer
  17. Screaming Gun
  18. Rifles
  19. Stop
  20. White Palms
  21. Spread Your Love
  22. Mercy
  23. Shuffle Your Feet
  24. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)

DVD Tracklisting

  1. Fire Walker
  2. Let The Day Begin
  3. Returning
  4. Lullaby
  5. Hate The Taste
  6. Rival
  7. Teenage Disease
  8. Some Kind Of Ghost
  9. Sometimes The Light
  10. Funny Games
  11. Sell It
  12. Lose Yourself
  13. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
  14. Ain’t No Easy Way
  15. Berlin
  16. Conscience Killer
  17. Rifles
  18. Stop
  19. White Palms
  20. Spread Your Love
  21. Mercy
  22. Shuffle Your Feet
  23. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)

 

 

BRMC Xmas Track ‘Scare the Square’ + an old video

If you happen to be on BRMC’s mailing list and donated to the GoFundMe campaign for Leah’s surgery, you may have enjoyed the new experimental track ‘Scare the Square’! It’s an instrumental and definitely puts you in a certain mood:

Hey everyone,

we wanted to express our gratitude and give everyone for Christmas who helped donate to Leah’s surgery an unreleased experimental BRMC track called ‘Scare The Square’ that we recorded tracked earlier this past summer with Leah on drums.
Hope you enjoy-
-BRMC

Click HERE to download “Scare the Square”.

© Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Also, check out this video I recorded on December 21, 2012 after the Troubadour show with Robert singing his versions of “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” to my friend Jodi (in the Santa onesie):

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