King Khan and The Shrines Tease iTunes Exclusive On Prefix

King Khan And The Shrines’ What Is?! is due in less than two weeks, and the sweat-soul madness of “Land of the Freak” is running wild across the web. iTunes purchasers can look forward to an extra special addition to their version of the album – a 20-minute live video/documentary. It’s called Mr Supernatural, and features content filmed from the tour in support of the Khan album of the same name. Yesterday, Prefix premiered the trailer for the film, which features Khan and company’s storied stage show. Speaking of the stage show, Khan’s US tour kicks off at the end of the month at the 9:30 Club in DC.

Watch and Share King Khan’s Mr. Supernatural Trailer From What Is?! (iTunes Version) [Vice Records;  April 21st]

King Khan And The Shrines Tour Dates:
04-29 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
04-30 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
05-01 Music Hall of Willamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
05-02 Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
05-03 Santos Partyhouse – NYC
05-07 Paradise – Boston, MA
05-08 Babylon – Ottawa, ON
05-09 La Sasa Rossa – Montreal, PQ
05-12 Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
05-13 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
05-14 Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
05-15 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
05-16 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
05-19 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
05-20 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
05-22 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
05-23 Sasquatch Festival – Quincy, WA
05-25 Dante’s – Portland, OR
05-28 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
05-29 Echo – Los Angeles, CA
05-30 Echo – Los Angeles, CA

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Orchard CEO Shares Perspective on Free Music on Hypebot

As part of a week long exploration into the meaning and value of “free”, Hypebot asked some of the music industry’s most forward thinkers the value and future of free music.  Here Greg Scholl, President & Chief Executive of The Orchard shares his perspective on “free”.

You asked us to share a perspective about “free music”.  Setting aside illegal filesharing, we think about free music in two ways:

Services that make music free to the consumer and generate payments to rights holders from other means (to date, mostly via some form of streaming access-on-demand, and a combination of ad-supported models or fixed/bundled price “all you can eat” approaches); and Free music downloads given away as promotional tools.

“Being something consumers love is important, but not enough.”

Isis To Embark On 6 Week Tour In Support Of Wavering Radiant, Release Behind-The-Scenes Video, Interview

L.A. Post-Metal goliaths Isis will be setting out on a six week tour in support of their latest (and 5th overall full-length) monster-of-a-record, Wavering Radiant, out May 5th on Ipecac Recordings. The five-piece will be bringing their unique brand of progressive madness to cities nationwide this May and June, melting faces and shattering expectations of fans young and old with their infamous live show. Kicking off in San Diego on May 15th, the group will cut a swath through the U.S, even giving Canadian prog-heads a piece of the action in the process. These dates will find the Boston natives unleashing new material from their newest Ipecac release, an album that includes the crushing, slow-burning “20 Minutes/40 Years”, a soon-to-be Isis classic. For Wavering Radiant, the gang teamed up with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Melvins) to produce the 7 tracks, clocking in at a grand total of 54 brutal minutes.

To gear up for Wavering’s looming release, currently up for preorder on Amazon, frontman Aaron Turner shared his thoughts with MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball about the record’s construction, the secrecy surrounding his lyrics and his two cents on the term “transcendental metal.” In order to tide over rabid fans until May 5th, the group is offering up a taste of the LP’s recording process via their official video channel. The in studio sneak-peak shows them grinding out new tracks in a dimly-lit, murky lair. Links to both after the jump, along with the full run-down of fresh tour dates, Wavering Radiant preorder link, “20 Minutes/40 Years” Mp3 download and more.


Dale Watson “Live” on SIRIUS XM Radio’s Willie’s Place Channel on Friday, April 3 at 10PM EST

In celebration of his new album The Truckin’ Sessions: Volume Two on Hyena Records, hardcore honky tonker Dale Watson will be honoring the men and women who drive the big rigs with a free “trucker appreciation” concert on Friday, April 3 at the beautiful Night Life Theater at the Willie’s Place truckstop in Carl’s Corner, Texas.

SIRIUS XM Radio will carry the entire show live on its Willie’s Place channel, SIRIUS channel 64 and XM channel 13, beginning at 10PM EST. There’s plenty of truck parking for drivers rollin’ through Texas, but if you can’t be there in person, tune in for a great night of gear grindin’, truckin’ tunes, along with an exclusive pre-show Dale Watson interview by Dallas Wayne from the SIRIUS XM studios at Carl’s Corner.

A portion of proceeds from the CD sales of The Truckin’ Sessions: Volume Two during the evening’s performance will be donated to the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and can not otherwise afford healthcare.

For more information, please contact Kevin Calabro at Hyena Records:
718-369-6567 or

Dale Watson Gears Up for the Release of The Truckin’ Sessions Vol. 2

“If I was a truckin’ man / I’d be a gear jammer with a one armed tan / I’d spend my nights in the roadhouse / Days on the lost highway
If I was a truckin’ man / I’d have my radio screamin’ on the AM band / All night drivin’ my dashboard lights / If I was a truckin’ man”

– Dale Watson’s Truckin’ Man

Dale Watson has made a career out of defying contemporary country music standards. He’s remained tried and true to the spirit of authentic country giants like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, and in the process has grown into an artist equal in stature.  Over his 25-plus year career, Dale has released one country classic after the next, while raising the roof with fiery performances at the smallest of honky-tonk dives to legendary music halls like The Grand Ole Opry.

Following up his critically acclaimed 2007 release From The Cradle To The Grave, Dale Watson returns with his second album on Hyena Records entitled The Truckin’ Sessions: Volume Two. The collection reprises the most celebrated album in his discography, 1998’s The Truckin’ Sessions. A tribute to truck-driving men (and even a truckin’ queen), the album’s 14 songs pay homage to those who commandeer a mighty 18-wheeler rig for their livelihood. Through his sharp songwriting and soulful baritone vocals, Dale captures both the humor and sadness of lives lived on the road, while empathizing with these iconic characters of America’s highways. Abetted by his seasoned band that has logged countless road miles themselves, The Truckin’ Sessions: Volume Two is a big wheeled, classic country ride not to be missed.

Download and Share “Truckin’ Man” from Dale Watson’s The Truckin’ Sessions: Volume Two [Hyena Records]