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Podcast interviews with Leah and Robert

There are a few new interviews with Leah and Robert from various Australian outlets:

Noise11.com

Everblack Podcast

Portnews posted this interview with Leah Shapiro:

FEBRUARY 27 2022 – 12:30PM
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club fire up the engines after long break for Under The Southern Stars

Leah is featured about 28 minutes in:
“In this episode we are proud to bring you a huge special on the upcoming Under The Southern Stars Tour. We are only weeks away from seeing Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary, together on one bill. This has been a gargantuan effort by the entire UTSS Team, and we are proud to bring you conversations with
Rusty from Electric Mary
Leah from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Jeff and Eric from Stone Temple Pilots
Gavin from Bush
Rick from Cheap Trick
and to close it out we chat with promoter Andrew McManus”

Robert Levon Been Reddit AMA tomorrow!

Posted earlier today (by Robert) on BRMC’s social media channels:

I will be live on Reddit ‘AMA’ Tomorrow. Tuesday @ 4pm UK time / 9am Pacific Time. 
There’s been a lot that’s been going on. So literally anything from the 20th anniversary of B.R.M.C.’s first album, to this crazy ass film score (…and everything in between). I’ll do my best to remember the last 2 decades and what the hell just happened. 
I also personally really just like hearing stories from you guys since there’s so much shared history, and memories can get lost when locked inside the head all alone. 
PS hopefully Pete&Leah will get inspired to do an AMA next… But for now i’m first up to the plate-

Link to the Reddit AMA:

I am Robert Levon Been, one of founding members of the band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I spent the last year during lockdown composing the score for Paul Schrader’s film ‘The Card Counter’ – out now, and a BRMC 20th Anniversary thing that’s coming, so before I completely pass out, Ask me anything… from movies

 

The Card Counter instrumental score

The Card Counter soundtrack is out now and so is this Instrumental version!

https://backlotmusic.ffm.to/thecardcounter

Congratulations it’s a score!👶🏻very grateful to Focus Films & Back Lot Music for their support and opportunity to mix and master these ‘instrumental compositions’. Out now digitally

-Robert

FREE Virtual Screening of The Card Counter on Sept 29th at 8pm EST

Annoounced today on BRMC’s Social Media accounts:

https://bit.ly/TCCScreeningRLB-fb

Join us for a FREE Exclusive Virtual Screening of The Card Counter on September 29th at 8pm EST. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A by film composer Robert Levon Been, so please post your questions below. 🎥RSVP for a chance to claim your spot.

1:15 – How did you meet Paul Schrader and become involved in scoring the film?

9:30 – What inspiration or direction did Paul provide you with?

12:58 – What were your first thoughts after hearing about the project or watching the film?

15:02 – What was the biggest difficulty in scoring the film?

17:35 – How did you meet S.G. Goodman?

19:04 – When writing songs, does melody or lyrics come first?

20:19 – What’s your favorite track on the record?

24:26 – Was it similar to how you remember your father and Paul working on “Light Sleeper”?

27:03 – How does the creative process differ when scoring versus making an album? How long does it take?

28:13 – What was the biggest lesson?

Pre-order ‘The Card Counter’ soundtrack by Robert Levon Been

[PIAS] posted this link on their Facebook page about Robert Levon Been’s soundtrack album to The Card Counter:

Proudly presenting the forthcoming album from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s Robert Levon Been. ‘The Card Counter: Original Songs From The Motion Picture’ provides the soundtrack to Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese‘s fifth collaboration. Enjoy a preview of the full film score by way of ‘Mercy Of Man’ (feat. S.G. Goodman) and read more: https://bit.ly/2UQQ5n1

Here’s a little more info on the soundtrack from the article:

Coinciding with the US release of The Card Counter on September 10th, this thirteen-track collection began as a one-song project but evolved into something much greater – Levon Been has composed several other original songs for this revenge thriller, as well as much of the film’s instrumental score and sound design. 

Pre-order (and pre-save) the soundtrack, which is scheduled to be released on October 8, 2021:

The track listing is also available on BRMC’s online store:

TRACKLISTING:

Rapture
Murder Hum
Mercy Rev
Arise Sun 
S.E.R.E.
Adore
Casino Floor 1 (Beta Testing)
Casino Floor 2 (Stable)
Smoke Ring
Erutpar
Determined Events 
OPM
Mercy of Man (feat. S.G. Goodman)

***This is a preorder item with an intended release of October 8th, 2021. Your order will ship on or before this date but due to unexpected changes in production and shipping times, this date may change. Please be aware that release dates and arrival times are subject to change. If you’d like other items which are not on preorder please place a separate order.***

Mercy of Man (feat. S.G. Goodman) by Robert Levon Been

Posted today on BRMC and Robert Levon Been’s YouTube pages, another new track from The Card Counter soundtrack!

when your silent eyes won’t speak
but you can’t feel the quiet
and your strumming all the strings
but there’s nothing but darkness
with your crying eyes
it’s only your prayers that your fighting
and the way is shown
but you can’t see the world without starlight

so you hollow yourself in the mercy of man
you just need something to find your way home
and a spire of dreams are the finest of things
you just need someone to carry you home

when your quiet eyes won’t speak
but you can’t feel the silence
and your forced to scrape and steal
till your nothin but diamond

and royal kings or a choir of thieves
you just need someone to find your way home
a spire of dreams are the finest of things
you just need someone to carry you home

‘Original Songs from The Motion Picture The Card Counter’ to be released September 10, 2021 via BMG Records in the US and PIAS internationally.

THE CARD COUNTER Opening in theaters September 10th 2021. Written & Directed by Paul Schrader, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, Starring Oscar Issac, Tiffany Haddish, Ty Sheridan and WiIlem Dafoe.

‘Mercy Of Man’ (feat. S.G. Goodman)
Produced by – Robert Levon Been, Jesse Russell
Coproducer – Tessa Angus
David Palmer – Drums & Percussion
Robert Levon Been – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys
S.G. Goodman – Vocals

Stream Now & Pre-Order the album: https://robertlevonbeen.lnk.to/TheCar…

Watch the theatrical trailer for The Card Counter HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RvVT…

Robert Levon Been “Arise Sun” out 7.27

Here’s a snippet of a new track by Robert Levon Been, which can be pre-saved/added via Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer!

https://RobertLevonBeen.lnk.to/AriseSunFA

Robert posted this on Facebook/Instagram:

Hey, I’m very grateful to finally share a new song from the film score I worked on this last year with Paul Schrader for his upcoming film ‘The Card Counter’ opening in theaters September 10th.The first track ‘Arise Sun’ features little brother Jesse Russell coproducing while banging the drum, and S.G. Goodman supporting on vocals. I can’t really disclose too much more just yet.The full album of songs from the film will be out in September…Hope you enjoy.-Robert

Night Beats w/Robert Levon Been “That’s All You Got”

New single just dropped from the Night Beats featuring everyone’s favorite bassist:

“That’s All You Got” brand new 7” single Featuring Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drops Tomorrow via Fuzz Club and Cooking Vinyl

Pre-order here: nightbeats.lnk.to/TAYG

video shot by Hamilton Boyce

The Vacant Lots release Robert Levon Been (BRMC) remix of “Departure”

New Vacant Lots track remix by Robert Levon Been (BRMC) Via Louder Than War:

Blending proto-punk and psych as effortlessly as you’d expect from a Vacant Lots release, the Departure remix sees throbbing Nightclubbing-esque electronics interlaced with distorted, hard-hitting guitars and vocals that are just as snarling as they are detached. First conceived when The Vacant Lots were writing their 2014 Departure LP but left unreleased and having now evolved over the years since, the song became a staple of the band’s visceral live performances and is now set for a long-overdue vinyl release in the form of a 7” with an etched B-side that’s limited to 500 copies.

Talking about the Departure remix – mastered by Maurizio Baggio (Boy Harsher, The Soft Moon, Merchandise) and housed in stark, minimalistic artwork by longtime visual collaborator Ivan Liechti – The Vacant Lots’ Jared Artaud, says: “In order to translate our recorded songs into our live set we continually have to reinterpret our music and transform them, since there are only two of us. However, with this remix, Robert has done the reverse and brought the live spirit of this song back into the recorded one. It’s something only he can do. He added some sounds that truly make it more dynamic and powerful. It’s an honour to collaborate with someone from one of my favorite bands of all time.”

Wrong Creatures Box Sets SIGNED by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are available now on PledgeMusic

Pre-order a signed copy of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s record, ‘Wrong Creatures’ in a clear double vinyl box set with a 52 page lyric/photo book, a custom harmonica, a cassette of unreleased tracks and some killer art prints and drown into the sound. http://pmusic.co/3geLvE

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