Butch Walker‘s highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, produced by Ryan Adams, will be released on CD, LP & digital on 2nd February via Lojinx in Europe.

Following the understated infectiousness of 21+ and title track Afraid of Ghosts, Butch delved into deeper and grittier territory with his sultry single “Bed On Fire,” recently shared online. Now, he unleashes the song’s spellbinding visual companion, filmed in Joshua Tree, California, and directed by Magdalena Wosinska and Snake. Their “Bed On Fire” mini-film has a woozy, dreamlike feel whose narrative staggers from biker gangs in sprawling desert vistas to corpse-painted attackers at a party. The visual metaphors serve to transform the track from siren song to murder ballad, albeit one in which the corpse-bride exacts her bloody revenge. This cinematic, warped Western that stars three generations of Walker men – Butch, his father “Big Butch” (snapshot in the truck), and his son Jamie Blue – is not to be missed.

Butch said of the video, "It's a wild ride so buckle up. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. Enjoy the madness."

Afraid of Ghosts was produced by recent fellow GRAMMY nominee Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests including Bob Mould and Johnny Depp. The album is available to preorder now and iTunes includes 4 instant-grat tracks. With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to GRAMMY and CMA nominated producer, Walker’s new LP shows both skill and tenderness.

The Lost Brothers

The Lost Brothers' new album New Songs Of Dawn And Dust has been premiered over at Clash Music.

"Amid a scene which cloaks itself in a veil of authenticity, the group actually walk it like they talk it."

"Sharing a folk influence, the duo's stark, often quite vividly emotional songwriting has turned them into critical favourites in their native land."

Recorded and mixed in just seven days at Parr Street Studios, New Songs Of Dawn And Dust produced by Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral) and will be released on CD, digital and LP on 22nd September. PRE-ORDER IT HERE

El May's new video Thrills is out, ahead of the new album The Other Person is You on September 15th.

El May will be touring the UK in September as support for The Pierces on the following dates:

  • 16th Sept - The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
  • 17th Sept - Sage 2, Gateshead
  • 18th Sept - Le Pub, Newport (solo headline)
  • 19th Sept - Trinity Centre, Bristol
  • 20th Sept - The Leadmill, Sheffield
  • 21st Sept - Academy 2, Manchester
  • 23rd Sept - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
  • 24th Sept - Glee Club, Birmingham
  • 25th Sept - Cambridge Junction
  • 27th Sept - Academy 2, Liverpool
  • 28th Sept - The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • 30th Sept - Green Note Basement, London (solo headline)

Look out for additional updates on solo UK shows!

"I Played a Role" is the first track and video from "The Other Person is You", El May's forthcoming album. The video premiered on Entertainment Weekly and is now available on YouTube.

El May is the nom de plume of LA-based Australian musician Lara Meyerratken. The concept for the "I Played a Role" video, directed by Yaara Sumeruk, was to approach strangers in New York and have them listen to the song and dance to it, in the street, with Lara. The dreamy slow-motion results are engaging, enigmatic and utterly charming.

"The Other Person is You" will be released on Lojinx in Europe in August 2014. "I Played a Role", the first single, is out now in all good digital stores.

Nina Persson, singer and songwriter of iconic Swedish group The Cardigans, has released her new music video "Food For The Beast". Premiered on Stereogum, the video is now also on YouTube.

"Food For The Beast" has established itself as a fan favourite both live and as a highlight on her debut solo album, Animal Heart. The video was made in Sweden and directed by Swedish director Tomas Melinder.

"The video for 'Food For The Beast' was made by these amazing people at Top Dollar in my home town Malmo. A great example of how creativity and imagination can't be bought", espouses Nina.

Animal Heart is out now on Lojinx CD, LP & digital.

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