Wednesday, February 29, 2012



“Shadow Days” Single Available On iTunes Tuesday, March 6

New York City, February 29, 2012- Columbia Records is pleased to announce that Born and Raised, the next album from Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer, will be released on May 22. The first single, “Shadow Days,” will be out on March 6 and available on iTunes.

Mayer produced Born and Raised with Don Was, who worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt. Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash provide vocals on the title song and musicians joining Mayer on the album and on the road include highly-regarded keyboardist/pianist Chuck Leavell—who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers Band—as well as previous collaborators Sean Hurley on bass and Aaron Sterling on drums. Jim Keltner makes a special appearance on drums on “Something Like Oliva.” Rounding out the touring band are David Ryan Harris on guitar and vocals, Doug Pettibone on guitar and Michito Sanchez on percussion. 

Columbia Records recently announced that Mayer will do an 18-date spring tour that kicks off April 9 in Bloomington, IN. Stops on the tour include Detroit, Providence, Buffalo, Memphis, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. He will also be performing at South By Southwest in Austin on March 17, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 29.

Mayer’s previous albums—Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum and Battle Studies—have sold more than 12 million copies combined. He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations. He has also been included in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual "Guitar" issue.

John Mayer – Born and Raised- produced by John Mayer and Don Was

1. Queen of California 
2. The Age of Worry 
3. Shadow Days 
4. Speak for Me 
5. Something Like Olivia 
6. Born & Raised 
7. If I Ever Get Around To Living 
8. Love is a Verb 
9. Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967 
10. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey 
11. A Face To Call Home 
12. Born & Raised (Reprise)

(via Sony Music Entertainment)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

No Church In The Wild

High5Collective releases a music video for Jay-Z and Kanye's "No Church in the Wild" which features up-and-coming R&B singer/songwriter Frank Ocean from their collaboration album, Watch The Throne. 

The High5Collective, often abbreviated H5C, is a group of independent visual artists based in LA. As a production team, they began releasing videos in May of 2011. The collective gained exposure mainly through the Indy blogosphere, but also received some support from larger websites

The High5Collective first gained attention with the release of their unofficial video for the song “The Morning” by the Toronto-based independent R&B singer, The Weeknd. On May 31st, 2011 the video was featured on Pitchfork in the Forkcast section of the website. On June 2nd, 2011 it was also featured on Rolling Stone’s website in which they described “[It] plays out like a sexy nightmare in which a group of party girls wander around the desert in a daze before encountering a mysterious man with a sinister, corrupting influence.

[Video below]

Kanye West and Jay Z - No Church In The Wild (music video) from High5Collective on Vimeo.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tom Ford’s Five Commandments For Men

Tom Ford’s 5 Gentlemanly Commandments:
1. You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.
2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.
3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.
4. Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.
5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.
Now those are some wise words on how to act and treat a lady. I also totally agree on the flip-flop comment, there’s nothing worse than a hot guy with bad shoes, er feet. Thank you Tom Ford!
[via AnOther]