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RÜFÜS DU SOL Releases Third Full-Length Album

The live-electronic trio released 'SOLACE' under their newly-launched imprint, Rose Avenue and Reprise Records

Globally renowned, live-electronic trio Rüfüs Du Sol has released their third full-length LP, 'Solace' from their newly-launched Rose Avenue imprint and Reprise Records today.

Equal parts rock n'roll temperament and ethereal electronic soundscape, the album shepherds the band into a new realm of sonic exploration. They haven't lost the anthemic qualities that propelled them to become one of electronic music's juggernauts, but from the outset, 'Solace' is their darkest and most introspective work to date.

The release comes as the band embarks on a US tour that includes sold-out shows at LA's Shrine Expo Hall and New York's Terminal 5, as well as a Halloween performance at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center. They'll also stop by Emo's in Austin, The Van Buren in Phoenix, and The Fillmore in Denver, and Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orlean's before heading to Europe, Australia, and Mexico.

Official video for 'No Place'

Tyrone Lyndvist's cry for help on 'Underwater' is visceral, but its urgency will still make packed crowds dance:

Help me out before I die
Save me now before I give up
Help me out before I drown
'Cause I just need some some space

It's this duality that makes this record so fascinating and captivating. Rüfüs Du Sol has managed to make an album full of kinetic energy and dance floor appeal, and packed it full of pain.

A sense of place has always been a crux of the Rüfüs Du Sol songwriting process. Their debut album was recorded on Australia's idyllic east coast, and their sophomore 'Bloom' was produced in Berlin. These environments imbue each record with a certain flavor, and 'Solace,' written and recorded in Venice, California, is no different. But it was not Hollywood glitz that manifested itself into 'Solace,' but rather the darker underbelly of Los Angeles and the barren-but-beautiful spaces of the desert.

'Solace' features a singular fusion of analogue sound design and emotional songwriting that has earned early support from industry titans like Pete Tong and Zane Lowe. In September, they were named Mixmag's "Cover Stars" and recently performed on KCRW's Morning Become Eclectic:

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This week, President Donald J. Trump tweeted a false statement about mail-in ballots.

He wrote that secretaries of state were sending mail-in ballots to every person, when actually states are only sending out ballot applications. For the first time, Twitter jumped in to fact-check Trump's statement, adding a link to a webpage full of information about mail-in ballots.

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"Broccoli" Singer D.R.A.M. Announces Tour for Debut Album

Catch the hook master headlining across the country on the BIG BABY D.R.A.M. tour.

After spending the last two months opening for Lil' Dicky on the Dick or Treat tour, D.R.A.M. will headline his own robust national tour starting in late October 2016.

The tour accompanies his debut album and shares the same name: Big Baby D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M. is perhaps best known for his chart-topping hit "Broccoli" that dominated airwaves and stream-counters for months on end this summer. However, despite the mass-market success of "Broccoli" the singer is still unknown to many. This may have something to do with the concurrent rise of Lil Yachty and his marked, immediate presence on the song that led some to misattribute "Broccoli" to the sailing team captain.

That incident of overshadowing followed a similar circumstance earlier last year when D.R.A.M. came out with the rhythmic "Cha Cha." However, the nigh simultaneous cultural craze over the similar sounding "Hotline Bling" potentially distracted the public once again from what could have been another chart-topping hit (and also led many to accuse Drake of straight plagiarism).

These hiccups aside, D.R.A.M. has managed to rise to the top of the industry, if not in the eyes of the lay person then at least in the eyes of critics and his fellow artists.

Catch D.R.A.M. this January in Brooklyn and Manhattan when he stops by our neck of the woods on the BIG BABY D.R.A.M. tour. For those elsewhere, here are the remaining tour dates:

D.R.A.M. — 2016/17 Tour Dates
Oct 13 1015 Folsom San Francisco, CA
Oct 20 U of I Ballroom Iowa City, IA
Oct 21 Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Oct 22 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Oct 24 House of Blues Houston, TX
Nov 05 Soho Lounge Omaha, NE
Nov 11 Soho Lounge Omaha, NE
Dec 03 Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, AZ
Jan 13 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Jan 14 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Jan 15 The NorVa Norfolk, VA
Jan 17 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Jan 19 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA
Jan 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Jan 21 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jan 22 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Jan 25 The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Jan 26 El Club Detroit, MI
Feb 02 Grizzly Hall Austin, TX
Feb 09 THE MUSIC BOX San Diego, CA
Feb 11 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

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