DATE: JULY 11, 2018
FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/MIKE GOWEN/BARI LIEBERMAN
SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ROARING NEW SINGLE “LOVE LOUNGE”
ON TOUR THIS SUMMER
NEW EP COMING SOON
Photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride
Ramping up what has fast become one of rock’s most exciting reunions, +LIVE+ have released the official music video for “Love Lounge” (Kavalry Records)–the first new song from the original line-up in over a decade.
Watch it here.
The video distinctly bottles the band’s legendary live power and prowess into a frenetic and fiery visual companion. Directed by Clay Patrick McBride [Metallica, JAY-Z], the video intercuts intensely claustrophobic performance footage with a high stakes and high pressure poker game highlighted by a femme fatale besting any hand on the table. The viewer follows vocalist Ed Kowalczyk through the subways as the locations span everywhere from Washington Heights and Soho to various rooftops in and around NYC. Their shadow looms over the city powered up by thick distortion, hard-hitting guitars, and Kowalcyzk‘s electrifying vocals as he sings lyrics like: “Through the smoke I see her comin’ near me/Through the haze I see the hourglass/Hypnotized or mystified now I don’t know.”
Catch the multi-platinum band–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–in all their glory through this video now.
“Love Lounge” sees the reunited band firing on all cylinders and marks their first new single together with a music video since 2008’s “Forever,”and it sets the stage for the release of a forthcoming EP (exact details and dates TBA). Get “Love Lounge” via Kavalry Records here.
The single/lyric video debuted last month on RollingStone.com with Ryan Reed praising it as “thunderous” and noting that “Kowalczyk alternates between a muted, bluesy rumble and a full-throated roar on the track, singing over psychedelic guitar leads, swooshing hi-hats and layers of distortion.”
+LIVE+ is lighting up venues coast-to-coast all summer with Counting Crows. This past weekend, Jerry Harrison–the legendary Talking Heads member who’s produced albums for +LIVE+–joined the band to play keys on “The Distance” which the band merged into a version of Talking Heads’ classic “Take Me To The River” in Mountain View, CA. Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins came onstage in Irvine, CA, to provide additional percussion on “The Distance” (images below). The full itinerary for the “25 Years and Counting” tour can be found here.
Above: +LIVE+ with Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction in Irvine, CA
(L to R): Stephen Perkins, Chad Gracey and Ed Kowalczyk.
Credit: Jessica Jones
Above: +LIVE+ Backstage after show with Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads
post-performance in Mountainview, CA
(L to R): Robin Diaz, Patrick Dahlheimer, Ed Kowalczyk Jerry Harrison Chad Taylor, Chad Gracey, and Zak Loy
+LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
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