Thrill Jockey Records is proud to present Koïma, the second full-length album by Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré. Sidi’s music comes from Gao, a city in the north of Mali, and draws inspiration from traditional music and religion, but is informed by western blues, rock, and culture. The winner of two Malian national awards for best singer, Sidi was leader of Gao’s regional orchestra, The Songhaï Stars, and is a nationally renowned figure in his home country.
Heartless Bastards will be releasing their new record, Arrow, through Partisan Records on February 14, 2012. Already the home to such indie luminaries as Deer Tick, Mountain Man, Dolorean and Middle Brother, among many others, the artist-friendly, Brooklyn-based label is the perfect home for the Austin, TX-based band.
Bob Weir and RatDog are pleased to announce their live debut at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The band will perform two sets and the performance will feature RatDog members: Bob Weir, Kenny Brooks, Jeff Chimenti, Mark Karan, Steve Kimock, Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester and Rob Wasserman.
Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has set January 31st as the release date for the audiophile label's Gold CD reissues of Dio's HOLY DIVER and Bryan Adams' CUTS LIKE A KNIFE. Both albums will be issued as numbered, limited editions that will be available through both online and brick-and-mortar retailers and will be retired after they have reached 5000 units in sales.
Country music superstar and "Artist of the Decade" Tim McGraw’s 11th studio album EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC is being praised by music critics and fans across the country. With Rolling Stone saying, “His 11th LP is his most assured, with a dozen sharp songs about middle-American struggles."
Born and raised in New York City, The brash quartet hailing from Queens that ignited the punk-rock movement in 1976. Their short, combustible songs drew from the worlds of comic books, horror films, girl groups and garage rock. The band mixed humor and horror in equal measure and gave their urbanized fans a way to purge all the pent-up energy that comes from living in a concrete jungle.