RIVERSIDE – Launch “Wasteland” video-clip

In order to promote this upcoming release, a new video clip directed by Tomasz Pulsakowski / Sightsphere & Animatic is being launched today here:

Polish progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE will soon be releasing a special edition 2CD+DVD version of the “Wasteland” album on November 29th, 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

The ”Wasteland – Hi-Res Stereo and Surround Mix” 2CD+DVD (as pictured above!) will come as Digipak format with Slipcase and includes a DVD bonus disc of “Wasteland” as Hi-Res Stereo 24bit version and as Surround Mix (4.1), plus 3 video clips. This special edition also contains 5 previously unreleased acoustic tracks/versions on a separate CD.
Here is the exact tracklisting for the 3-Disc release:

CD 1 – “Wasteland” Album (50:58 min.):

1. The Day After (01:48)
2. Acid Rain (06:03)
3. Vale Of Tears (04:49)
4. Guardian Angel (04:24)
5. Lament (06:09)
6. The Struggle For Survival (09:32)
7. River Down Below (05:41)
8. Wasteland (08:25)
9. The Night Before (03:59)

CD 2 – “Acoustic Session” (26:48 min.):

1. Vale Of Tears – Acoustic (05:18)
2. Out Of Myself – Acoustic (03:57)
3. 02 Panic Room – Acoustic (03:26)
4. River Down Below – Acoustic (05:01)
5. Wasteland – Live Intro (09:00)

DVD (122:20 min.): 

“Wasteland” Hi-Res Stereo (50:58 min.):
1. The Day After (Hi-Res Stereo) (01:48)
2. Acid Rain (Hi-Res Stereo) (06:03)
3. Vale Of Tears (Hi-Res Stereo) (04:49)
4. Guardian Angel (Hi-Res Stereo) (04:24)
5. Lament (Hi-Res Stereo) (06:09)
6. The Struggle For Survival (Hi-Res Stereo) (09:32)
7. River Down Below (Hi-Res Stereo) (05:41)
8. Wasteland (Hi-Res Stereo) (08:25)
9. The Night Before (Hi-Res Stereo) (03:59)

“Wasteland” Surround Mix (50:58 min.):
1. The Day After (Surround Mix) (01:48)
2. Acid Rain (Surround Mix) (06:03)
3. Vale Of Tears (Surround Mix) (04:49)
4. Guardian Angel (Surround Mix) (04:24)
5. Lament (Surround Mix) (06:09)
6. The Struggle For Survival (Surround Mix) (09:32)
7. River Down Below (Surround Mix) (05:41)
8. Wasteland (Surround Mix) (08:25)
9. The Night Before (Surround Mix) (03:59)

Video-Clips (20:24 min.):
1. Lament (Official Video) (06:11)
2. River Down Below (Official Video) (05:40)
3. Wasteland (Official Video) (08:33)

RIVERSIDE checked in with the following comment:

“We’re coming closer to the big finale of our “Wasteland” adventure. The surround edition of the album with a bonus “Acoustic Session” EP will be out very soon, and the final concerts of the “Wasteland Tour” have already been announced for March and April 2020. But let’s start with the new clip to our title composition, created by our friends from Sightsphere.

“Wasteland” is without a doubt one of our most important releases, thanks to which the band was born again. We’d like to thank all of you who have made it possible.“

The 5 previously unreleased acoustic tracks/versions of the “Acoustic Session” will also made available as separate Digital EP on November 29th, 2019 as well.

The pre-order for both upcoming RIVERSIDE releases starts today and here:

“Acoustic Session” Digital EP:
https://Riverside.lnk.to/AcousticSessionEP

”Wasteland – Hi-Res Stereo and Surround Mix” 2CD+DVD:
https://Riverside.lnk.to/WastelandHi-ResStereoAndSurroundMix

Or order “Wasteland“ in its various formats here: https://Riverside.lnk.to/Wasteland

Check out the singles launched for RIVERSIDE’s “Wasteland” here:
“Lament”: https://youtu.be/4Wqlts7QWA8
“River Down Below”: https://youtu.be/ZS1crIkpnwc
“Vale Of Tears”: https://youtu.be/001IMO53JwY
And watch a live clip for “Wasteland” here: https://youtu.be/-ygv3BBqv3U

The dates for RIVERSIDE’s next European tour in February & March 2020 are as follows:

RIVERSIDE – WASTELAND
WITH THE SUN TOUR 2020

26.02. Madrid (Spain) – MON Live
27.02. Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
29.02. Milano (Italy) – Legend Club
01.03. Treviso (Italy) – New Age Club
03.03. Lubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Šiška
05.03. Zagreb (Croatia) – Tvornica Kulture
06.03. Novi Sad (Serbia) – Pozorište Mladih
07.03. Thessaloniki (Greece) – Principal Club Theater
08.03. Athens (Greece) – Gagarin 205 Live Music Space
10.03. Istanbul (turkey) – Zorlu PAC
11.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) – Music Jam Club
12.03. Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club
13.03. Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – /FORM SPACE
15.03. Budapest (Hungary) – Barba Negra
Tickets: https://riversideband.pl/en/with-the-sun-tour-2020

RIVERSIDE – “I’m Your Private Wasteland Tour 2020”
16.04. Wrocław (Poland) – A2
17.04. Gliwice (Poland) – Arena Gliwice
18.04. Kraków (Poland) – Studio
19.04. Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja
25.04. Gdańsk (Poland) – Stary Maneż
26.04. Poznań (Poland) – Sala Ziemi

Stay tuned for more RIVERSIDE news soon!

RIVERSIDE online:
http://www.riversideband.pl
http://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl
https://www.instagram.com/riversideband.pl

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist: 
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials
http://spotify.com/progmetalessentials

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Devin Townsend EMPATH VOL. 1 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Plus guests: HAKEN + The Contortionist

Following a run of dates in Europe and the UK, Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will bring his ‘Empath’ tour to North America in Feb 2020. Joining the tour are InsideOutMusic label mates Haken, who will be reprising their run as support on the European leg, along with American progressive metal band The Contortionist. The tour kicks off Feb 27th in Toronto and concludes March 25th in San Francisco. Haken and Contortionist will alternate as main support. Devin Townsend released his critically acclaimed album ‘EMPATH’ in March of this year.

Tickets on sale Friday October 25 at 10am local time via:
hevydevy.com/tourdates

27-Feb Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
28-Feb Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
29-Feb Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
01-Mar Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
03-Mar Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
05-Mar The Underground – Charlotte, NC
06-Mar Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
07-Mar The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
09-Mar Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10-Mar Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
12-Mar Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
13-Mar The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
14-Mar Metro – Chicago, IL
15-Mar House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
16-Mar Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
19-Mar First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
20-Mar Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
21-Mar The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
23-Mar The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
24-Mar The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA
25-Mar The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

‘EMPATH’ is out now on Limited 2 CD Digipak in O-Card (including an entire disc of bonus material), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 180G 2LP Vinyl + CD + LP-booklet & as digital album.
Order now here: https://devin-townsend.lnk.to/Empath

Devin recently released the animated video for the track “Why?” from ‘Empath’ which you can watch here:  https://youtu.be/fT-uWOVP5q0

Additional videos from the album can be seen here:
“Genesis” https://youtu.be/1n7uvokARQ4
“Spirits Will Collide” https://youtu.be/AdHJurX0yVA
“Evermore” https://youtu.be/-zIxPUPWVq8

DEVIN TOWNSEND online:
http://www.hevydevy.com
http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.omerch.com
https://twitter.com/dvntownsend
https://www.instagram.com/dvntownsend/
https://www.youtube.com/user/poopynuggeteer/

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist: 
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials
http://spotify.com/progmetalessentials

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The Flower Kings – announce; Iamthemorning & Rikard Sjöblom to replace Kayak on EU tour

The Flower Kings – announce; Iamthemorning & Rikard Sjöblom to replace Kayak on EU tour

Progressive rock legends THE FLOWER KINGS are due to hit the road in December in support of their latest album ‘Waiting For Miracles’ (out 8th November 2019), and unfortunately touring partners Kayak have been forced to drop out of the tour due to unexpected health issues. Joining the tour as replacements will be Russian chamber prog band Iamthemorning who recently released their new studio album, as well as Rikard Sjöblom – known for his work in Beardfish, Gungfly & Big Big Train.

Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings comments:
“We bring news regarding the upcoming Flower Kings tour of December – the Dutch classic band Kayak, who was initially to be our touring partner has had to pull out, due to serious and unexpected medical conditions of main guy Ton Scherpenzeel. We are all sad about this but wish for a speedy recovery and perhaps another chance to share the stage later on. 

The brighter news is that we’ve managed to get the brilliant band Iamthemorning, singer Marjana Semkina and pianist Gleb Kolyadin & band, to join us in a package show that will also include a set from genius Rikard Sjöblom (Big Big Train, Beardfish). We will all play our separate sets – but there will likely be guesting and as usual the grand finale is not to be missed! 
We’re really looking forward to a great evening of expanding, young, vibrant ‘prog’ music. New songs from The Flower Kings brand new double album ‘Waiting For Miracles’ and bundles of classic Flower Kings and beautiful and groovy music from our new guests.”

The three acts will perform 12 dates across 6 countries, and you can find the full list of shows below, tickets on sale now:

1st December – Bahnhof Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
2nd December – Musik Zentrum, Hannover, Germany
3rd December – OK Andaluzia, Piekary Slaskie, Poland
4th December – Klub U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
6th December – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands
7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Scala, London, UK
9th December – Piano, Dortmund, Germany
10th December – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
11th December – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th December – Brewhouse, Gothenburg, Sweden
14th December – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden

As mentioned previously, ‘Waiting For Miracles’ is due out on the 8th of November 2019.

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Psychedelic Prog Folk Rockers Tusmørke Album Details And New Single Revealed

Understated is definitely not an adjective that can be applied to Norwegian Prog Folk Rockers TUSMØRKE whose latest album “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is set for release on Karisma Records on the 29th November.

Based on two musicals for children, “The Bridge to the Other Side” and “The Root of All Evil”, “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne”, which translated means “Games for children, rituals for adults”, consists partly of Tusmørke’s take on traditional Norwegian children’s songs,  and partly on new material by the  band.  And, whilst waiting for its release, Karisma Records have lifted the veil on what we can expect, by releasing a single from the album.

The single, with artwork by the legendary Thore Hansen, happens to be the opening track “Bro bro brille” and it can be streamed and downloaded at https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/Tusmorke_Bro_Bro_Brille

The album itself will be available in CD, Digital, Black Vinyl and Limited Edition White Vinyl formats, all of which include a 16 page lyric booklet, which, according to the band, “May, or may not, explain the plot”. 

With artwork by Thore Hansen, track listing for “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is as follows: 

  1. Bro bro brille                                        9.  Velkommen til Hades
  2. Per Sjuspring                                     10.  Kharons vise
  3. Kjerringa med staven                         11.  På den ytterste nakne øya
  4. Ta den ring                                         12.  Jeg gikk meg over sjø og land
  5. Tornerose                                           13.  Den tolvte Baal
  6. Bjørnen sover                                     14.  Gamlas seierssang
  7. På Torneroses slot                             15.  Eventyret er ute
  8. Sjubidubidu Sju                                  16.  Du og jeg og vi to

TUSMØRKE’s lineup is drawn  from bands like WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR, and, in keeping with the band’s innate eccentricity, the variety of instruments they have at their command is staggering, with Benediktator on Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion, Krizla on Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion, The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas on Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble, and HlewagastiR on Drums and percussion.

The band  happily admit that:

Not everyone who took part in the plays completely understood what they were doing. Neither did everyone in the audience.  But here it is, in all its gory glory as the collegium of dashing adventurers and explorers of the unknown reaches of history, known to the unwashed masses under  the pseudonym TUSMØRKE, have yet again brought fresh fever from the stars.

With no small risk to their very lives, they have investigated the Mesopotamian idolatry that hid beneath what we, in our innocence, thought were simple songs and verses concerned with harmless folklore and creatures of fantasy. Concealed by a veil of ignorance, these ritualistic rhymes and summoning songs reveal themselves as portals to blissful and terrible realms. Astral worlds and delirious peaks tread forth from the inner places of mankind, and thus exert their power over the reality we share in our waking hours.

Our rhymes, riddles and games for children contain ancient elements. Could one find traces of past religious rituals in them? Seemingly innocent texts gain a more foreboding aspect when viewed in light of the human sacrifices, spiritual journeys and ecstatic trance rituals of Europe in times past. Cultural traits that are today associated with exotic voodoo rituals, Buddhism or cannibalistic head hunters of New Guinea were once widespread among our Celtic and Germanic tribes. 

“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is now available to pre-order from:

Bandcamp: https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/leker-for-barn-ritualer-for-voksne
Webshop:  https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

More information about TUSMØRKE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/ 

The official video for the track “Tøyens hemmelighet” from TUSMØRKEs album  “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” can be seen here

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/
Bandcamp:  https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com
Band contact: tusmorke.booking@gmail.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records Website:  https://www.karismarecords.no
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

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Modern Prog Band District 97 To Tour In Support of New Album Release “Screens”

District 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist. For over a decade, this quintet from Chicago has melded an adventurous instrumental prowess with the look, sound, and stage presence of Leslie Hunt. Through world tours and a stream of studio and live releases, the band has garnered a worldwide fanbase; collaborating with John Wetton and drawing praise from Bill Bruford, Mike Portnoy and other rock luminaries along the way. Their forthcoming album “Screens” and its accompanying live show promises to be their most ambitious effort to date.

“We had a blast playing ‘Screens’ live earlier this year in North America, and we can’t wait to bring that and some of our older material across the pond for the very first time. To do so whilst teaming up with incredible bands like Flyiing Colors, Goblin, and Maschine make this tour an absolute must see.”

Watch the tour trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vRfCyCepyo

Tour dates:
9/30/19, Burg Schnabel  Berlin, DE
10/02/19, Das Rind Rüsselsheim, DE
10/03/19, De Boerderij Zoetermeer, NL
10/05/19, Spirit of 66 Verviers, BE
10/06/19, Summer’s End Prog Festival, Chepstow, UK
10/07/2019, The Robin 2 w/Maschine,  Bilston, UK
10/08/19, The Musician w/Maschine,  Leicester, UK
10/09/19, 229 w/Maschine, London, UK
10/10/19,  Trading Boundaries w/Maschine, East Sussex, UK
10/13/19, Progtoberfest V @ Reggies, Chicago, IL
10/17/19, Arcada Theater w/Flying Colors, St. Charles, IL

For more information:http://www.district97.net/shows

Watch the Modern Drummer premiere of the new video for “Sheep”:https://wp.me/p1bQfj-Dxe

To pre-order “Screens”: https://geni.us/D97004CD
Digital pre-orders:http://district97.net/news/pre-order-screens-now

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Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief Frontman, Releases New Solo Album ‘All This Will Be Yours’

REVEALS FIRST TRACK “THE SOLITARY PATH OF THE CONVICTED MAN”

KSCOPE – Digitally Released on October 25 and CD / LP Released on November 1

Bruce Soord, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman for internationally renowned experimental rock outfit The Pineapple Thief, has confirmed the release of his second solo album. Entitled All This Will Be Yours it will be released through Kscope digitally on October 25 and CD / LP on November 1, 2019.

Oh this path falls away from you
On this path there’s just one thing I must do

LISTEN TO “THE SOLITARY PATH OF THE CONVICTED MAN”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yTqsLnYreQ&feature=youtu.be

Taking elements from the recent musical developments with The Pineapple Thief, as well as an ambition to experiment with his own sound, All This Will Be Yours is an album of acoustic and personal vision from Bruce Soord. Described by Soord as an observational record, it is inspired by the joy felt by the birth of his third child juxtaposed by the local deprivation in his hometown.

Bruce explains, “Emotionally it was a pretty unique & eventful time, my wife was due to have our 3rd child at any time but she managed to come to see the final date of the TPT tour at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, after the show that night we returned home to Yeovil and the next day our baby girl arrived.  So, we had this new life in our lives and it introduced a very different perspective on the world around me. I was totally inspired and started writing almost immediately.”

He continues, “You’d like to think that something as simple as having a child shouldn’t impact on how you view things, but even the sight of a serene, sleeping baby in my studio while I was writing and recording, impacted on how I was inspired to write.  I was still observing. Taking walks in my hometown, witnessing the deprivation, the ‘incarcerated souls’ shuffling to my local drug den ‘number 158’, the screaming children on their commute to school. And the incessant sounds of sirens. I would take a mobile recorder out with me and some of these sounds made it onto the record. The kids, an old man walking along the street singing outside my house (‘Our Gravest Threat Apart’). And the sirens. The sirens appear throughout the record.”

The sound of All This Will Be Yours features modern production elements, as well as acoustic guitars delicately layered with samples. Ever present are Soord’s familiar vocals, which deliver an emotive and accessible view into his contrasting feelings when writing about austerity whilst his newborn dozed in the studio. The audio has been recorded as two continuous linear pieces to replicate the pleasure of listening to an album on vinyl and was mastered by fellow The Pineapple Thief member Steve Kitch.

The new album, All This Will Be Yours, builds on Soord’s momentum gained by The Pineapple Thief’s multiple headline Europe and UK tours in support of 2018 UK #1 Rock album Dissolution and 2016 summer hit album Your Wilderness.  November 2019 sees The Pineapple Thief embark on their first North American tour. A prolific musician, Soord has also previously collaborated with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse on fan-favourite album Wisdom of Crowds and produced 5.1 mixes for the likes of Katatonia, Opeth & Anathema.

Tracklisting:
1. The Secrets I Know [02:24]
2. Our Gravest Threat Apart [04:14]
3. The Solitary Path Of A Convicted Man [03:44]
4. All This Will Be Yours [06:04]
5. Time Does Not Exist[03:33]
6. One Misstep [04:00]
7. You Hear The Voices[06:54]
8. Cut The Flowers[04:35]
9. One Day I Will Leave You [05:17]

All This Will Be Yours will be released on CD, LP, digitally and as a deluxe hardback book 3 disc edition featuring the album on CD, with an extra CD of acoustic re-workings and bonus studio tracks plus a DVD with All This Will Be Yours as a Hi-res 24/88 WAV stereo album, Hi res 24/88 WAV acoustic album and Hi res 24/88 WAV bonus studio tracks, all of which will also be available in 24/88 DTS 5.1 surround. PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE HERE
https://brucesoord.lnk.to/AllThisWillBeYours

Hi-res images available here:www.kscopemusic.com/media/brucesoord
Photo credit: Steve Brown www.stevebrowncreative.com

Press for Bruce Soord – the debut album:

“He’s created something remarkable” – Classic Rock

“A journey that would please fans of Floyd and Steven Wilson” – Total Guitar

“Soord has genuinely created something truly outstanding” – Prog

“Deceptively simple, emotionally rich, this album shows Soord at the peak of his powers” – Echoes and Dust

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF will be playing their first ever North America tour in November and December 2019:
Nov 19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse 
Nov 20 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage 
Nov 22 – Philadelphia, PA –  Union Transfer 
Nov 23 – New York City, NY – Sony Hall 
Nov 24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair 
Nov 26 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm 
Nov 27 – Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre 
Nov 28 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club 
Nov 29 – Cleveland, OH –  Beachland Ballroom 
Nov 30 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom 
Dec 1 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge 
Dec 3 – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage 
Dec 4 – Mexico City, Mexico –  Lunario del Auditorio Nacional 
Dec 6 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre 
Dec 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom 
Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre 
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s 
Dec 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre 
Dec 13 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre 
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos 

Bruce Soord online:
Facebook, twitter & Instagram: @bsoord

The Pineapple Thief online:
Website: www.thepineapplethief.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepineapplethief
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pineapplethief
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepineapplethief
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4lrBMUSk8PiNnCEZfsmPAk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6401DB011BD837E
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-pineapple-thief/id278648772

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