Perpetual Groove Announces New Album & 2019 Tour Dates, Shares Lead Single “Upswing” [Listen]

first_imgAthens, GA-based improvisational rock quartet Perpetual Groove has announced their forthcoming self-titled album, due out on Friday, May 17th via Harmonized Records.The release of Perpetual Groove will mark the band’s first full-length release since 2009’s Heal, as well as the first LP featuring the group’s classic lineup of guitarist Brock Butler, keyboardist Matt McDonald, bassist Adam Perry, and drummer Albert Suttle since 2007’s LIVELOVEDIE. The band’s forthcoming album was recorded in 2018 at studios in North Carolina and Georgia, and was produced by Jason Kingsland and Tim Friesen. Along with the album release, Perpetual Groove shared the LP’s first single, “Upswing”.The band shared their thoughts with Relix about their new “Upswing” single. They explain,Sometimes a video can bring a new emotional context to a song. This is especially true when you’ve only thought about the audio experience and the emotional space that fills for well over a year while in the studio with the song. This was also our first stab at a video of any sort. So, we landed on the idea of making a lyric video at Adam’s house using his projector. There are some obvious videos that we pay homage to and it was a really great experience for the three of us to get out of our normal creative space with each other to make the “Upswing” video.Watch Perpetual Groove’s new “Upswing” video below:Perpetual Groove – “Upswing”[Video: Perpetual Groove]Perpetual Groove marks the band’s first-ever vinyl release and will also be available on CD and all major digital platforms.Along with the album announcement and new single, Perpetual Groove detailed expansive touring plans throughout 2019. You can check out a full list of the band’s current scheduled 2019 tour dates below. For ticketing and more information, head to Perpetual Groove’s website.Perpetual Groove 2019 Tour Dates:APR 17 WEDDruid City Music HallTuscaloosa, AL, United StatesAPR 18 THUThe ConcourseKnoxville, TN, United StatesAPR 20 SATAltered FrequenciesFranklin, NC, United StatesAPR 24 WEDHi-FiIndianapolis, IN, United StatesAPR 25 THURiverfront LiveCincinnati, OH, United StatesAPR 26 FRIThe Blind PigAnn Arbor, MI, United StatesAPR 27 SATBottom LoungeChicago, IL, United StatesJUL 12 FRIGreenfield Lake AmphitheaterWilmington, NC, United StatesAUG 24 SATThe NationalRichmond, VA, United StatesSEP 20 FRIVictory NorthSavannah, GA, United StatesSEP 21 SATVictory NorthSavannah, GA, United StatesSEP 27 FRIThe NorVaNorfolk, VA, United StatesOCT 4 FRINeighborhood TheatreCharlotte, NC, United StatesOCT 5 SATLincoln TheatreRaleigh, NC, United StatesOCT 9 WEDThe FoundryPhiladelphia, PA, United StatesOCT 11 FRI9:30 ClubWashington, DC, United StatesOCT 12 SATGramercy TheatreNew York, NY, United StatesOCT 18 FRIBrighton Music HallBoston, MA, United StatesOCT 19 SATHigher GroundBurlington, VT, United StatesOCT 25 FRIThe Basement EastNashville, TN, United StatesOCT 26 SATThe MercantileHuntsville, AL, United StatesOCT 31 THUGeorgia TheatreAthens, GA, United StatesNOV 1 FRIThe Charleston Pour HouseCharleston, SC, United StatesNOV 2 SATThe Charleston Pour HouseCharleston, SC, United StatesNOV 7 THU10 Mile Music HallFrisco, CO, United StatesNOV 8 FRISummitDenver, CO, United StatesNOV 9 SATSummitDenver, CO, United StatesNOV 22 FRISaturnBirmingham, AL, United StatesNOV 23 SATVariety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA, United StatesView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Lawmakers criticize U.K. Export Finance Agency for funding fossil fuel projects

first_imgLawmakers criticize U.K. Export Finance Agency for funding fossil fuel projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters: Britain must stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad by 2021 as it undermines the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, a report by lawmakers said on Monday.The report, which targets financial support provided by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) agency, was published as Britain debates plans to set tougher climate goals and move toward a net zero emissions target by 2050.“The government claims that the UK is a world leader on tackling climate change,” said Mary Creagh, chair of the Environment Audit Committee, commenting on the report published by the committee. “But behind the scenes the UK’s export finance schemes are handing out billions of pounds of taxpayers money to develop fossil fuel projects in poorer countries,” she said.UKEF, which aims to help British businesses win contracts abroad, allocated 96% of its energy sector support, or 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion), to support fossil fuel projects in five years from April 2013, the report said.The committee said the support was incompatible with Britain’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and also carried risks for taxpayers.More: Britain must end financial help for fossil fuel projects abroad: lawmakerslast_img read more

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SWAN crisis: South West chapters vow to abide with NUJ directives

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Four state chapters of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in the South West have dissociated themselves from the purported October 7 elections scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Abuja.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the South West SWAN’s action is in line with a directive by the Nigeria Union of Journalists.In a joint statement signed by Chairmen of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti States on Thursday, the states said the decision was reached after robust deliberations with their Executive Committees and chapter Members.According to the Chairmen, their decision stems from the September 24 directive by the leadership of the NUJ, which indefinitely suspended the upcoming national elections due to internal rancour amongst members over the electoral process.“As professionals with total regard for constituted authorities and rule of law governing journalism, we will not be participating in any election not recognised by NUJ,” Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, said.Hakeem Akintunde of Ogun said: “We have been directed by the leadership of NUJ to stay away from any elections, so we don’t have any intention of going to Abuja or Port Harcourt for either of the elections.”For Niyi Alebiosu of Oyo State, the South West has nothing against individuals but against the electoral processes.Alebiosu said: “For the sake of peace and future of our noble association, staying away from all electoral matters until issues are resolved is the best route to follow.”The South West Chairmen therefore warned the Africa Zone of the Association of International Sports Press from interfering in the local affairs of SWAN, which falls under the jurisdiction of NUJ.They said: “According to Article 7(a) of the SWAN Statutes which focuses on membership, without being a member of NUJ and not AIPS, full membership of SWAN is not possible based on Article 7 (h)(iii).“We find it unacceptable and an act of double standard that the same National Leadership of SWAN which consulted the NUJ whenever it suited it is now claiming to be independent of the union when it is not favourably disposed to the directives of the NUJ.” Tags: SWAN Crisislast_img read more

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Football News Asian Cup 2019: India thrash Thailand 4-1 in campaign opener, first win since 1964

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Underdogs India thrashed Thailand 4-1 in their first match at the AFC Asian Cup football 2019 against in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.Indian’s goal machine Sunil Chhetri struck a brace to help the country stunningly outplay Thailand. Both in 1984 and 2011, India were knocked out of the tournament at the group stage. The two top sides from each of the six groups made up of four countries as well as four third-place teams will advance to the Round of 16. It is India’s first victory in the Asian Cup since 1964.Playing in his second Asian Cup and 105th match, Chhetri scored in the 27th (penalty) and 46th minutes for his 66th and 67th goals to become the second highest international goal scorer among active players. Midfielder Anirudha Thapa and second half substitute Jeje Lalpekhlua then struck in the 68th and 80th minutes to completely outclass Thailand at the Al Nahyan Stadium in front of a sizeable Indian supporters.With his two strikes, the 34-year-old Chhetri went past Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, who has so far scored 65 goals from 128 matches. Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest scorer with 85 from 154 matches. Thailand captain and striker Teerasil Dangda pulled one back for his side in the 33rd minute of the Group A match.A draw in either of the two coming matches against UAE and Bahrain could see India through to the knockout round.Ranked 97th in the FIFA charts, India went into the match eyeing a win against their 118th ranked opponents, but the scoreline and impressive show by the players, especially in the second half, was unexpected.Thailand were the better side in the first half with an overwhelming 70 per cent possession and more shots on target. With three players who ply their trade in Japanese top tier J-League, the South East Asian country dictated terms with their fluid and neat interchange of passes to build their moves from their own half. India had to do a lot of defending.India had few such neat moves and lost the ball often. They had very few quality crosses from the flanks and goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was far busier than his Thai counterpart in the first half.But the complexion of the match completely changed in the second session with India scoring three goals in stunning fashion to take the match out of Thailand’s reach. They suddenly became a team which can stitch neat passes and build goal-scoring moves.Chhetri, who is the only one in the current squad to have played in the 2011 edition, also become the highest Indian scorer in the Asian Cup, surpassing Inder Singh, who struck twice in the 1964 edition when the country had finished runners up.Taking part in their fourth Asian Cup, this was India’s third win in 11 matches. The country won two matches and lost one in the 1964 edition in Israel, competed by just four countries, then lost three and drawn one in 1984 and were beaten in all their three group matches in 2011.India gave the 21-year-old Pune City FC player Ashique Kuruniyan a start over the likes of Jeje Lalpekhlua and Balwant Singh, and he did well while playing at the hole just behind Chhetri.He earned the penalty for India after a quick throw from the left flank. Ashique’s shot deflected from the Thai goalkeeper and hit defender Theerathon Bunmathan’s hand and the Hong Kong referee pointed to the dreaded spot. Chhetri stepped up and sent the Thai goalie the wrong way to give India 1-0 up.Thailand equalised within six minutes with captain and striker Teerasil Dangda connecting a quality free-kick to head over Gurpreet and into the India net. Thailand had at least a couple good chances to score in the 22nd minute and 25th minutes. In the first, Gurpreet was beaten off another free-kick but central defender Anas Edathodika had the last touch to concede a corner. Anas again made a last-minute clearance on the top of the box to deny a Thai player from taking the shot with only the goalkeeper to beat.Chhetri also had two more shots in the first half. The first from a close range, after a link-up with Ashique, was blocked by a Thai defender in the 37th minute and his second attempt five minutes later, went wide. But just a minute into the second session, India scored a world-class goal through Chhetri and that began the turning of the match on its head.Nimble-footed winger Udanta Singh ran down the right flank in a flash and his superb cross was connected by Chhetri on the top of the box with the star striker hitting the top of the net.India’s third goal showed how much they have improved in the passing system with three players involved in the build-up. Halicharan Narzary sent a pint-point pass to Udanta who rounded up the Thai goalkeeper and left the ball for Thapa to chip over a couple of defenders on the top corner of the net.Lalpekhlua then scored two minutes after coming into the field. He was fed by a nice pass from Narzary again and his chipped shot from the top of the box beat the goalkeeper all ends up.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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