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new music: James

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One of my favorite British bands, James, releases its 15th studio album, Living in Extraordinary Times, tomorrow, August 3, 2018. I haven’t had a chance to hear the entire album but expect to like it as much as the past release Girl at the End of the World. Vocalist Tim Booth explained the title: “We knew something was up when Leicester city won the league then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we’d slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality. We are living in extraordinary times.”

After signing to Factory Records in 1982, James went on to release popular singles such as “Sit Down,” She’s a Star” and “Laid” over the past three decades. James has sold 25 million albums worldwide and has performed all over the world. The band continues to tour although hasn’t toured the United States in a while.

track list:

Hank
Coming Home (Pt.2)
Leviathan
Heads
Many Faces
How Hard The Day
Extraordinary Times
Picture Of This Place
Hope To Sleep
Better Than That
Mask
What’s It All About

On new single “Hank,” Tim criticizes American politics and sings: “A jester prancing like a fool/In jest digest the monster/This president’s a dangerous tool”.

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on tour: The Subways

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This is The Subways first North American tour in eight years. The band will be touring in support of its new self-titled album. The tour launches on April 12 in DC and runs through May 3. In 2005, with an average age of just 17, Billy Lunn [vocals/guitar], Charlotte Cooper [bass/vocals], and Josh Morgan [drums] formed The Subways in Hertfordshire, England and debuted Young For Eternity which became a gold-selling album .

 tour dates:

Tuesday, April 12: Washington (Rock & Roll Hotel)

Wednesday, April 13: Philadelphia (Milkboy)

Friday, April 15: Boston (Brighton Music Hall)

Saturday, April 16: New York (The Studio at Webster Hall)

Monday, April 18: Montreal (Théâtre Fairmount)

Tuesday, April 19: Toronto (Mod Club)

Thursday, April 21: Cleveland (Grog Shop)

Friday, April 22: Chicago (Schubas Tavern)

Saturday, April 23: Minneapolis (Triple Rock Social Club)

Tuesday, April 26: Vancouver (Media Club)

Wednesday, April 27: Seattle (Tractor Tavern)

Thursday, April 28: Portland (Doug Fir Lounge)

Saturday, April 30: San Francisco (The Chapel)

Monday, May 2: San Diego (The Casbah)

Tuesday, May 3: Los Angeles (Troubadour)

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