With her third studio album Golden Hour, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves earned her third #1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Golden Hour has received massive critical acclaim as one of the best of albums of 2018, and has been nominated for 4 GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album. These nominations follow Kacey’s historic Album of the Year win at the CMA Awards, with Kaceybecoming the first female to win the category in four years and only the sixth female in the show’s 52-year history to do so. Kacey has toured extensively over the past year, playing to sold-out crowds around the world from her headlining Oh, What a World: Tour to major festivals including Stagecoach, C2C: Country to Country Festival, Fuji Rocks in Japan, and Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, with many more festival and tour dates to come in 2019. NPRdeclares “Kacey Musgraves is magnetic — there are no two ways about it,” and Variety proclaims “it’s hard to imagine that within the next couple of years Kacey Musgraves won’t be one of the biggest stars in music.
Vampire Weekend released the songs “Harmony Hall” and “2021″ from their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride, to an ecstatic critical reaction including:
“Sprawls out with lush symphonies, communal vibes aplenty”—Billboard
“Wraps misgivings in three-chord elation”—The New York Times (Playlist lead)
“Buoyant, filled with the kind of sunlit energy created when throwing open the shutters.” —Pitchfork
“A swooning tune packed with kind vibes” —Rolling Stone
“A vibrant romp that seamlessly blends folksy fingerstyle guitar, ’90s rave music, a gospel choir, baroque piano, and the Grateful Dead… it’s absolutely delightful”—Stereogum
Father of the Bride will be released spring 2019 on Columbia Records.
Vampire Weekend was released January 29th, 2008 by XL, and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. In addition to being newly certified Platinum in the U.S., the album has previously been certified Platinum by the BPI in the UK, and Gold by Music Canada and ARIA in Australia.
The first band to grace the cover of SPIN magazine before an album was even released, Koenig, Baio, Tomson and former member Rostam Batmanglij met in 2005 at Columbia University in New York City. “Even without an album, Vampire Weekend has made one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” said The New York Times of the band’s earliest recordings.
The accolades continued through the album’s release, as Vampire Weekend appeared on 2008 Top 10 lists of Time, NPR, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Pitchfork and countless others, as well as winning the NME award for “Best New American Indie/Alternative Band.” The band also made its first of three appearances on Saturday Night Live, as well as debut performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Since their debut, Vampire Weekend have released two additional albums, both of which debuted at #1 and have been certified Gold in the U.S.: 2010’s GRAMMY-nominated Contra, and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won that year’s GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album.
Iconic pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish appeared on NBC’s TODAY this morning to announce a highly anticipated return to full-time touring in 2019, as the foursome sets out on the 2019 Group Therapy Tour with direct support from special guests Barenaked Ladies. The band formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina will visit 44 cities on the tour produced by Live Nation.“Once the four of us met and started playing shows, we toured for years before signing a record deal,”reflects Rucker who, in the 10+ year break since their last formal tour and nearly 15 years since their last studio album as a band, has charted nine No. 1 singles on Country radio. Felber notes, “Having those shows at fraternity houses, clubs and dive bars under our belt prepared us for success to a degree, and it’s something we’re proud of – that we put in the work – but what matters to me the most is that we’re still a band all these years later. We’ve never stopped being a band.”
The Backstreet Boys are thrilled to announce their biggest arena tour in 18 years along with the release of their new album DNA, coming out January 25th on RCA Records.
Now available for pre-order, DNA features songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, Stuart Crichton (DNCE) and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin).