New models will include third in Custom Shop collaborative series with Martin signature artist Eric Clapton. "We are very fortunate to be unveiling the next signature edition in our ongoing collaboration with longtime Martin player Eric Clapton," said Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO, C.F. Martin & Co. "Martin Guitar GM Fred Greene and the Custom Shop team are proud of its excellent history creating some of the most exceptional guitars in the market, and partnering with some of the most illustrious players in the world."
Today Ages and Ages share their new video for Divisionary (Do The Right Thing), which was directed by Rodrigo Melgarejo. The song benefits from this visual treatment, where themes of morality are tackled, as we see neighborhood kids plotting their revenge on a group of bullies. Says bandleader Tim Perry, "The song is about keeping yourself right even amidst darkness and negativity. We chose to portray that struggle through the story of a bunch of young kids who set out to make things right, but lose a part of themselves along the way. They may have started off on the same path, but their struggle reveals varying agendas and leads them in very different directions."
ATO Records is excited to announce the April 29 release of acoustic rock maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela's new studio album. Titled 9 Dead Alive, it is the band's first record of new material in five years. It was recorded and produced by Rod and Gab at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. Mixing was handled by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Adele, Metallica, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles.
Creatures of Habit by the Damn Choir comes out on February 7th and they will celebrate in the traditional fashion: by touring. The kick off show in Chicago takes place at the Hideout that evening before they hit the road. The first video for the title track is out and features some pretty terrific footage of the band rocking in a really beautiful ruined church.
Here's a very cool acoustic version of "Kingmaker" performed live acoustically by Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick and the gang in celebration of the release their 2013 Super Collider album. Check out the all-acoustic performance with Dave Ellefson on an acoustic bass and Shawn Drover on the cajon. Dig it!
William Fitzsimmons has just released his single, "Fortune," from his upcoming release Lions, his follow-up LP to 2011's Gold In The Shadow. In November, Fitzsimmons released an acoustic video for "Centralia" off the album and gave listeners a sneak peek of what to expect. The album is slated to release February 18, 2014 on Nettwerk Records.