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30 Days, 30 Songs - Press Release by E

Created by writer Dave Eggers and the team that brought you 2012's 90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days, 30 Songs is a daily, evolving playlist. It will feature a mix of new material and unheard tracks by many of our greatest independent musical voices, all of whom want a Trump-free America (Read the project's mission statement HERE).

Beginning today, 30 Days, 30 Songs will release one track per day until Election Day. The collection's first week will feature original compositions by Death Cab for Cutie, Jim James, Aimee Mann, Thao Nguyen, clipping., and Bhi Bhiman. The week also includes a never-before-released live song by R.E.M. 

The project kicks off with "Million Dollar Loan," an original Death Cab for Cutie song accompanied by a lyric video directed by Simian Design. Explains DCfC frontman Ben Gibbard, "Lyrically, 'Million Dollar Loan' deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump's ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in New Hampshire last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a 'small loan of a million dollars' from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me. Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us".

Future weeks will feature an incredible lineup of artists. Each song will go up at 9 am Pacific time daily on 30days30songs.com as well as via the Spotify and YouTube playlists.

The genesis for 30 Days, 30 Songs began after Eggers, horrified by the Trump campaign, attended a Trump rally in Sacramento for The Guardian. "While the audience was waiting for Trump to appear, I was pretty surprised to hear music by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Queen," says Eggers. "None of these musicians support Trump, of course, so it occurred to me that this election would benefit from the timely resurrection of the political protest song. From Woody Guthrie to Public Enemy, we know that songs can change minds, and particularly now, we need to motivate voters to stand against bigotry, sexism, hatred and ignorance".  In the weeks that followed, dozens of songwriters were contacted, and those who had the time and inspiration wrote songs for what became 30 Days, 30 Songs.

All proceeds generated by 30 Days, 30 Songs will be donated to the Center for Popular Democracy (CDP) and their efforts to achieve Universal Voter Registration for all Americans (https://cpdaction.org/).

Many more songs - a grand total of 30, to be exact - are set for release over the next few weeks, so continue to go to 30days30songs.com for more...

 

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Mija launches new Made By Mija clothing label - Press Release by E

Mija has unveiled the inaugural collection of her new clothing label, Made By Mija, with the debut F/W season available now at madebymija.com. The line features men's, women's and unisex apparel with pieces reflective of Mija's unique personality.

Catch Mija on her massive FK A Genre Tour starting October 20th with rotating guests A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Boogie, Dave 1 of Chromeo, Joey Purp, Justin Martin, Lunice, Nosaj Thing, Tokimonsta and many more. Full lineup and dates at fkagenre.com.

 

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Coast Modern - The Way It Was - Press Release by E

 Photo Credit: Anna Lee

Photo Credit: Anna Lee

 

The Los Angeles duo's new single is "The Way It Was," and this time they introduce a surprising electronic element towards the end alongside their usual pop/rock blend. 

 

"With so many songs about 'better times,' we thought there'd be no better time to write a song about the wetter times—the lush rainforest of the present. In such a turbulent era, it's easy to get stuck in the quicksand of nostalgia or tangled in vines of worry. Come on this jungle cruise with us as we explore the wonders of now...because we all know it's never gonna go back to the way it was."

Tour Dates
September 2 - Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
September 19 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
September 21 - Commodore - Vancouver, BC

September 23 - Life is Beautiful - Las Vegas, NV
September 25 - Gothic - Denver, Colorado
September 27 - Varsity - Minneapolis, MN

September 28 - Metro - Chicago, IL
September 29 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
September 30 - Phoenix - Toronto, ON

October 1 - The Meadows - Flushing, NY
October 4 - Royale - Boston, MA
October 5 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA

October 6 - 930 Club - Washington, DC
October 8 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA

October 9 - 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, TN
October 11 - Granada - Dallas, TX

October 12 - White Oak - Houston, TX
October 13 - Emo's - Austin TX

October 16 - Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
October 17 - Observatory - Orange County, CA

October 18 - Belasco Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
October 19 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA

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THE USED Release Vinyl Re-Pressing of Self-Titled and In Love and Death - Press Release by Kjerstine Payne

The Used are releasing a limited vinyl re-pressing on exclusive new variants of Self-Titled and In Love and Death Friday, August 26th. Pre-Sales begin today, Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 am PST. Fans can order through the presale here: http://smarturl.it/theusedmerch. Fans will also be able to purchase re-pressings of the albums throughout the entire second half of the 15 Year Anniversary Tour. The band will be playing two shows per city, performing Self-Titled and In Love and Death in their entirety, plus more each evening. The tour kicks off tonight in Portland, OR and wraps on September 28th in Atlanta, GA.

The self-titled album, The Used, was released June 25th, 2002 as the band's debut album. The album is consistently recognized as a staple, landmark album of the genre and is listed as influence for many bands that have come after. In Love and Death is the follow-up album to Self-Titled, and was released September 28, 2004.

Fifteen years ago, four teenagers from Utah created a band and released a collection of albums that shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics,and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.

Since forming in Orem, Utah in 2001, The Used have released 6 albums and 2 EPs - The Used (2002), In Love and Death (2004), Lies for the Liars (2007), Shallow Believer EP (2008), Artwork (2009), Vulnerable (2012), The Ocean of the Sky EP (2013), and Imaginary Enemy (2013).

Going into year 15, The Used are stronger than ever and are looking forward to making memories every night on this upcoming tour.

15 Year Anniversary Tour Dates
Aug 16 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
Aug 17 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
Aug 19 - The Observatory - San Diego
Aug 20 - The Observatory - San Diego
Aug 23 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Aug 24 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Aug 26 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Aug 27 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Aug 30 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
Aug 31 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
Sept 2 - Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Sept 3 - Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Sept 6 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Sept 7 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Sept 9 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT
Sept 10 -Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT
Sept 13 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Sept 14 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Sept 16 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sept 17 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sept 20 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Sept 21 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Sept 23 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Sept 24 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Sept 27 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Sept 28 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Nov 21 - 170 Russel - Melbourne, AUS
Nov 22 - 170 Russel - Melbourne, AUS - SOLD OUT
Nov 26 - Metropolis - Fremantle, AUS
Nov 27 - Metropolis - Fremantle, AUS
Nov 29 - HQ - Adelaide, AUS
Nov 30 - HQ - Adelaide, AUS
Dec 2 - Enmore Theatre LIC AA - Sydney, AUS
Dec 3 - Enmore Theatre LIC AA - Sydney, AUS
Dec 5 - 170 Russel - Melbourne, AUS - SOLD OUT
Dec 6 - 170 Russel - Melbourne, AUS - SOLD OUT
Dec 8 - The Tivoli - Brisbane, AUS
Dec 9 - The Tivoli - Brisbane, AUS

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