Living Colour

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Living Colour

Cult Of Personality

“Cult Of Personality”

Look in my eyes, what do you see?
The cult of personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I’ve been everything you want to be

I’m the cult of personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I’m the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, Nobel Prize
When a mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You won’t have to follow me
Only you can set me free

I sell the things you need to be
I’m the smiling face on your TV
I’m the cult of personality
I exploit you, still you love me
I tell you one and one makes three

I’m the cult of personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I’m the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel Prize
When a leader speaks, that leader dies
You won’t have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame
You gave me power in your God’s name
I’m every person you need to be
I’m the cult of personality

Living Colour

Samantha Fish

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Samantha Fish

I Put A Spell On You

I Put A Spell On You

I put a spell on you because you’re mine
You better stop the things you do
I tell you I ain’t lyin’, I ain’t lyin’
You know I can’t stand it
You’re runnin’ around
You better than that
I can’t stand it,  because you put me down
Oh no

I put a spell on you….because you’re mine
All mine

You know I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you and it aint hard
And I dont care if you dont want me
Im yours right now

I put a spell on you because you’re mine

You know I can’t stand it
You’re running around
You know better than that
I can’t stand because you put me down
I put a spell on you because you’re mine
Because you’re mine
Because you’re mine


Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish Spins You Around With An Emotional Wild Heart

“She snarls it, she spits it out and she could give a damn.” Goldmine

Produced by Luther Dickinson

Out on July 7th on Ruf Records

3rd Studio Release is filled up to the rim with staggering vocals,

Aching guitar riffs and thunderous drums, leaving you lifeless

Atlanta, GA – On July 7th, Ruf Records recording artist singer-guitarist Samantha Fish, will raise eyebrows with her third studio release, Wild Heart, produced by Luther Dickinson (The North Mississippi Allstars/Black Crowes). Having Samantha on guitars and Luther on various stringed instruments, they rounded out the lineup with Grammy Award-winning Brady Blade (Emmylou Harris/Bob Dylan) on drums. Special guests include Lightnin Malcolm (guitar), Sharde Thomas (drums) and Memphis session singers Shontelle Norman-Beatty and Risse Norman. The result is a stunning representation of Americana roots music.

Wild Heart  was recorded in three different studios, as they trekked the backroads from Louisiana to Mississippi in the fall of 2014. Starting at Brady Blade’s Shreveport, Louisiana studio, they laid the basic rhythm tracks and vocals. Luther and Samantha then hightailed it to his Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, Mississippi where they had a traditional Hill Country Blues session. Then, finally, all roads lead to Memphis where the duo put the final touches at both Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios and the legendary Ardent studios.

“I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”

Only into her mid-20s she already released two CDs, played all over the world and shared the stage with well-established to the legendary artists from Tab Benoit and Johnny Lang to Buddy Guy. Label mate and sometimes touring buddy, Mike Zito has long championed Samantha, produced her critically acclaimed albums, Runaway and Black Wind Howlin’ (2013).  Samantha’s had a master’s class in a wide variety of the blues. Her work ethic is unquestioned and her love for performance is obvious.

Boys will be boys it’s a powerful thing

Better learn how to swim or learn how to drink – Bitch On The Run

All that ambition and passion paid off in 2012 when Samantha won a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for her 2011 release Runaway (Ruf Records). The wonderful critical praise, winning fans at shows and all the long hours driving came to a shining moment that put more fuel into her fire. This desire is now revealed with Wild Heart as the pivotal moment in her budding career.

Always yearning to learn, Samantha soaked in this experience like a sponge from the songwriting sessions to the final background harmonies.  As her songs came together, it was suggested for her to collaborate with another songwriter she jumped the opportunity. Last summer she traveled to Nashville and wrote with accomplished songwriter Jim McCormick, whose songs have been cut by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban. A native of New Orleans, Jim has a flare for blues-boogie and full throttle vocalization to haunting melodies that gave Samantha a chance to growl.

“… Fish’s commanding voice holds its own against the crunching guitar riffs and driving beat.” Elmore Magazine

Samantha and Jim wrote five of the 12 songs on the album, including the title song, “Wild Heart”, that echoes Led Zeppelin with a whiplash of a steady guitar riff. “Show Me” – a song that could easily be heard at some of New York City’s finest rock clubs – wreaks stale beer. Samantha holds her own on guitar duties on this tune as Brady Blade grinds the drums with a slow steady roll.

As the album opens she’s bashes away with “Road Runner“, a warning to others of this mean man that broke her heart. The driving guitar sounds and thunderous beat supports her voice that is smooth as honey with a sad dash of salt.

Left me waiting by a red-light, I think about him every night

Road runner, road runner – Road Runner

After wrapping basic tracks, it was off to Dickinson’s Zebra Ranch Studios via the back roads of Mississippi. Seeing the culture and environment upfront got her excited for the unknown. The result of that magical setting was a cover of Charley Patton’s, “Jim Lee Blues Pt. 1”, which fits Fish’s voice. It was an organic setting with fellow Hill Country Blues artists Sharde Thomas and longtime friend, Lightnin Malcolm. Sharde is a native Mississippian fife/drum player in the same American tradition of her grandfather Othar Turner. “This session had a whole other vibe to it. The studio is out in the country, no cell service, no distractions. You’re just surrounded by nature and guitars,” beams Samantha.

Samantha’s love for the Hill Country Blues genre started early on as her musical foundation began to build. This fiery singer-songwriter and guitarist met some of these players when she attended the King Biscuit Blues Festival at age 17. There she met Lightnin Malcolm, a guitarist who befriended the young gun and then a few years later, at Zebra Ranch, she got to record with him. “Working with Malcolm was a longtime coming as I’d known him since I was a teenager. Hearing hill country blues made me fall in love with blues music and he was one of the first artists who let me jam with him.”

“One of my favorite songs on Wild Heart is ‘Go Home’. It became so powerful and we wanted girl power, no-frills and those ladies delivered,” Samantha proudly states.  It’s a quiet moment of reflection of an inner self struggle that can either be destructive or productive.  The background singers, Shontelle Norman-Beatty and Risse Norman provide a soothing answer to Samantha’s tearful call.

“Maybe in a moment of clarity, I’ll do what’s right, Maybe I’ll finally swallow a bit of my own advice” – Go Home

oth Samantha and Luther wanted to make a live and honest record, capturing Fish’s emotional intensity and power trio integrity. “She is so smart and talented. It was a joy to take her under my wing and share what I’ve learned with her. Samantha brought her emotional energy from her performances which transcended into the record. The songs are very personal and she delivered. I am proud to be a part of the record”, states Dickinson. Samantha was equally satisfied with the results, “I was blown away by his ability to color a song. I stepped out of my comfort zone and I couldn’t be more proud of what we made.”

Fish is an inveterate storyteller as well. Her songs are vivid and compelling with thick guitar lines and catchy riffs. – The Morning Call

As the album comes to a close, Samantha has run the gamut of emotions. Her fingers are tired and her voice is shaking but she is able to pull out one more gem of a performance. A whispering rendition of RL Burnside’s “I’m In Love With You”. This is Samantha at her best-caressing the melody while the guitars and a slight drum beat flickers underneath her reassuring voice.

Samantha has dug her high heels in some rich musical soil with Wild Heart and is poised to reach a new level in her career. She is armed with her guitar and these songs are in her back pocket; for there is no doubt Miss Fish will aim and fire, with confidence.

To hear the four song sampler: Samantha Fish – Wild Heart Sampler



Watch: Yoshimi – “Hidden In Concrete”

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Walking around town at night with the dog feels like the pinnacle of mystery hunting. Going through areas and alleys I typically don’t. Finding new tags on trains that I never ride. Exploring the unknown. Yoshimi’s new video for “Hidden In Concrete ” not only clarifies this desire to seek anew through curious navigation, but the song itself implores a clever appeal of serendipity to it through echoing flutes percussion’d by chimes faintly feeling the background of space as reversed loops siren mantras that hypnotize while by bouncing around listeners’ skull interiors. A graceful poise reflected by intentional resonance harmonizing like Thai Chi does one’s core cell. “Hidden In Concrete ” almost feels like an IRL glitch where you get stuck behind a wall, but can move everywhere in the map, getting into locations you’ve only been able to experience at a distance. I’m also watching The Holy Mountain right now, so listening to Yoshimi’s whole new album Tokyo Restricted Area on Dream Catalogue is fleeking me out. Listen!

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Raime announce new LP, share new single, play some shows, all with their characteristically effortless sense of existential dread

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Dang, guys. It’s been a MINUTE now since the London-based, gloomy, drone-y, dirge-y, quasi-industrial, brood-music master-duo Raime unleashed their howling Quarter Turns Over A Living Line, and I’m ashamed to admit that, during the interim, I’d almost forgotten how scary and dreadful life on planet earth is on a daily basis.

THANKFULLY, though, here they come again to remind me! The band’s spooky second album, titled Tooth, is due to arrive June 10 via Blackest Ever Black. Touting a tighter and more single-minded obsession with “urgent and focused futurism” than its sprawling predecessor, the album features eight “fiercely uptempo, minimal, meticulously crafted electro-acoustic rhythm tracks” — available for pre-order on double LP, CD, and digital at this very moment — that are sure to have us all feeling doomed again in to time flat.

“If Quarter Turns was an album that confronted total loss and self-destruction, even longed for it, then Tooth is the sound of resistance and counter-attack: cunning, quick, resolute; calling upon stealth as much as brute-force,” reads the press release. “No let-up, no hesitation. Needlepoint guitar, deftly junglist drum programming, brooding synths and lethal sub-bass drive the engine.” But because — let’s face it — we’re not really any good at picturing what that all sounds like for ourselves, the duo has also decided to grace us with the album’s first single, “Dead Heat,” which we can practice nervously sweating-to down below.

They’re also playing a few shows around the UK coming up, just to help reawaken the public’s general capacity for angst about the future. And right on time, too! I mean, Thank GOODNESS; I honestly can’t wait to press play on this thing and get back into the swing of eking out a day-to-day existence in the pale shadow of a nameless and subtle but palpable terror. It’s been too long, friends.

Tooth tracklisting:

01. Coax
02. Dead Heat
03. Hold Your Line
04. Front Running
05. Dialing In, Falling Out
06. Glassed
07. Cold Cain
08. Stammer

Upcoming dates:

04.27.16 – London, UK – Corisca Studios (DJ Set w/ Roly Porter)
06.14.16 – London, UK – Birthdays (Live Set)

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♫ Listen: Seth Graham – “Live At Experimedia 041616”

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This past Saturday, the ecclectic Kent, Ohio based label and record store to the stars, Experimedia, hosted a small group of underground sound manglers at their headquarters for an afternoon of live music. If you weren’t there, you missed out. Big time. That is, I think you did. I guess I don’t really know. I wasn’t there either.

But wait! For those of you who did miss out (I’m looking at you, me), Experimedia overlord Jeremy Bible captured the day’s noises and posted those bad boys up on the web. Phew!

Amongst the day’s participants was TMT favorite and fifth grade spelling bee champ, Seth Graham. For his short set, Seth pushed around an aural brush, sweeping together scraps of classical, avant-garde, vocal exercises, footwork-inspired skitters, and much more into a terrific, condenced pile. Wait, that sounds bad. His music isn’t a “pile”. Scratch that analogy.

Anywho, listen to his entire set below, check out the other acts from that day here, and be on the lookout for a long-in-the-making interview with Seth on this very website, soon.

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Supergroup Gone Is Gone Release Slamming First Song, ‘Violescent’

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Gone Is Gone — the recently announced supergroup featuring Mastodon‘s Troy Sanders, Queens of the Stone Age‘s Troy VanLeeuwen, and At the Drive-In‘s Tony Hajjar — have unleashed “Violescent,” the first song from their upcoming self-titled EP. It debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today, and is stuffed with sludgy guitars and restless trills.

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Elvis Depressedly Share Pensive New Track, ‘slip’

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In 2013, Mat Cothran, a.k.a. the brain behind lo-fi luminary Elvis Depressedly, released an EP called holo pleasures. It’ll be reissued via Run For Cover along with a new crop of songs recorded around the same time (titled california dreamin’). Now, we get to hear a warbly-voiced single called “slip” that’ll appear on the release’s latter half. Listen…

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