White Denim Announces ‘Side Effects’ LP, Shares Two New Singles [Listen]

first_imgWhite Denim gave fans quite the surprise on Wednesday morning when the rock band from Austin, Texas announced a new studio album along with the arrival of its first two singles. The forthcoming release will be titled Side Effects, and is scheduled to arrive on March 29th via City Slang Records. The nine-track album will act as a “companion piece” to their 2018 Performance LP, which arrived just last summer in late August.According to a lengthy statement shared by the label to go with Wednesday’s morning’s album announcement, the recordings featured on Side Effects will be “more in line with the experimental, freewheeling spirit of their fan-favorite record ‘Last Day Of Summer’ than anything else they’ve done since.” The statement went to so reveal that the new recordings “capture the essence of the band’s full-throttle live shows. Featuring a rotating cast of band members led by James Petralli and Steve Terebecki, these tracks draw on the sounds of different personnel to create a cohesive whole.”Petralli and Terebecki were joined in recording the album by keyboardist Michael Hunter and drummer Greg Clifford. The four musicians look to continue giving fans more heavy doses of their in-your-face soulful rock sound, as evident from the two first singles off of Side Effects which were also shared on Wednesday with “Shanalala” and “NY Money”.Related: moe. Announces Two-Night Colorado Run, Red Rocks With Mike Gordon & White Denim“Shanlala” keeps fans on edge throughout its 2:45-minute run time. It never quite reaches peak excitement, but rather stays on a lower, fuzzed-out frequency with singer/guitarist James Petralli keeping his vocal register somewhat reserved as the song grooves along throughout.White Denim – “Shanalala” – Official Audio[Video: White Denim]“NY Minute” is a completely different experience altogether. From the opening moments of the song, the listener is treated to a plethora of sounds from every member of the band as the track attempts to find its footing before smoothing itself out around 0:30-seconds in. The song glistens with a loose feel with Petralli again easing the lyrics along its nearly seven-minute run time to go with its uptempo vibe. The lyrical portion of the song ends around the 4:00 mark with the recording continuing on with a hypnotizing instrumental section to take the listener into the melodic abyss.White Denim – “NY Money” – Official Audio[Video: White Denim]The band spent much of their summer and fall last year on tour in promotion of Performance, and look to continue their concert campaign into 2019 with upcoming shows in the U.K. and Ireland in February. The band will return to the States with a run of west coast dates scheduled throughout the month of April. Fans can head over to their website for ticket info.Side Effects Tracklisting1.”Small Talk (Feeling Control)”2.”Hallelujah Strike Gold”3. “Shanalala”4.”NY Money”5.”Out of Doors”6.”Reversed Mirror”7.”So Emotional”8. “Head Spinning”9. “Introduce Me”last_img read more

Getting the green light

first_imgFor many people, the word “sustainability” has evolved over the past two decades from the simple concept of energy efficiency and recycling to a widely held philosophy that promotes the careful and efficient stewardship of the world’s natural resources and human well-being.But in the corporate world, too often sustainability can be viewed as a feel-good marketing idea that carries little weight with executives and investors because it appears to play no driving role in a company’s future success and growth.Some professors at Harvard Business School (HBS) are trying to change that perception as they prepare to host the School’s first-ever academic conference on sustainability and corporations this weekend.Robert Eccles, professor of management practice at HBS and one of the three conference organizers, said that although there has been plenty of talk in the business community about the merits of sustainability in recent years, there has been little meaningful action to develop strategies that will create long-term value for investors.“It feels like no real progress has been made for a while,” said Eccles. “The sustainability people in companies are marginal, and the sustainability people in academic institutions are marginal relative to their colleagues. So we thought: Let’s have this conference.”The purpose is to make the academic community better aware of key problems in the business world and to identify ways that businesses can align their interests with the larger societal interest around sustainability, said George Serafeim, assistant professor of business administration. Serafeim and Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, are the other two conference organizers.“What we’re trying to create with this conference is a venue for academic researchers to showcase some fundamentally big ideas that could take research forward and could inform managerial practice about how business should change,” Serafeim said.Sustainability at the corporate level is an understudied area, he added. Academic journals tend to publish articles that are narrower in focus and are on issues that are better understood, making it hard to advance the field of research significantly.“They are less receptive to big ideas that are broad and messy. But these are areas that are of big interest to management practitioners because that’s where most of the opportunities exist for business: to provide solutions. When something is very well researched and when something is very well understood, there are few opportunities for innovation, there are few opportunities for growth, there are few opportunities to develop new solutions,” said Serafeim.Invited researchers will present 15 papers on fundamental thematic issues such as identifying innovations that could improve financial as well as environmental, social, and governance performance; exploring the role investors and capital markets should play in spurring organizations to be more sustainable; and creating a new, more future-facing corporate governance model. Most presentations will take a multidisciplinary approach, using ideas from organizational behavior, strategic management, marketing, accounting, and finance.“What we were looking for in the papers is: Is there something interesting, original, provocative that will tee up discussion?’” said Eccles.“What I’m looking for [is]: What are those very specific, tangible things that you can point to and say, ‘OK, if you’re really serious, you should think about,’ or ‘You should be doing this,’ as opposed to, ‘Oh, yeah, we have a green program … .’ I’m so tired of hearing all that, I can’t tell you. Because the tough stuff is the trade-offs,” Eccles said.Too often, corporate change takes place only because of a CEO’s vision or social pressure from outside activists, said Serafeim. As more companies engage with sustainability and develop practices and strategies internally, such as Nike and Adidas in the consumer goods sector, for example, the dismissive attitude will slowly fade away, he said.“I think more and more people are starting to realize they are compatible. There are profits to be generated,” he said. “That said, this is not easy to do. It requires a massive, large-scale change process inside the organization. And many organizations, especially the large and bureaucratic ones, are pretty bad at the change process.”Three critical hurdles have to be overcome before companies will truly embrace sustainability, he said. First is doing the difficult work of getting organizations to change. Second is developing the necessary metrics — similar to those that already exist for finance issues — to measure things like customer and employee outcomes. And last is to counter the typically short-term outlook of companies and investors.“Unfortunately, we have created an institutional infrastructure like incentives and reporting periods and measurement methodologies that promote this short-term thinking,” said Serafeim. “Many of us are trying to change this, so both companies and investors become more long-term oriented. If you can improve [the] environmental/social/governance dimensions of your corporation, then there are certain costs, but also long-term benefits. If you have a short-term horizon, you will see most of the costs, but not the benefits.”Eccles said it will take months, if not longer, to fully assess whether the conference helps to initiate the kind of corporate sea change that sustainability requires, but he is hopeful the event will be a consequential first step.“If out of this conference there are some things that really resonate with people, or there are some research partnerships that get made that then lead to something that people carry forward, [things] that they can then take to the business community or the investment community, that would be good,” Eccles said.“It’s a hard slog. Are we making progress? Yes. But having a conference at Harvard Business School is not going to be a silver bullet. … What you need are things that are very actionable.”last_img read more

Obama: In trying times, truth first

first_img Through the Bloomberg Harvard Initiative, student fellows help mayors to improve lives Related Mayors get crisis response lessons from Harvard experts A summer of service to cities This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.The coronavirus pandemic is testing the management and leadership skills of mayors across the country — particularly in larger cities like New York, Detroit, and Chicago, which have been hit with far greater intensity than more rural areas.One rising concern for all municipal leaders is the residents’ mental health amid prolonged social distancing and the daily drumbeat of grim news about mounting deaths and infections. For nearly everyone the abrupt social and economic changes brought on by government-mandated activity restrictions have been disorienting. Soaring tallies of contacts at online mental health services and recent opinion survey data indicate people are feeling increasingly anxious and stressed, with many acting out in harmful ways.During a virtual seminar Thursday, 750 people representing nearly 300 U.S. cities got advice from top executives who led the nation’s last public health crisis, the Ebola epidemic, on how to help their cities cope and prepare for reopening in the coming weeks or months.“The biggest mistake that any of us can make in these situations is to misinform, particularly when we’re requiring people to make sacrifices and take actions that might not be their natural inclination,” said former President Barack Obama, J.D. ’91. He urged the mayors to speak truthfully, but with compassion and empathy for what their communities are going through.In a complicated, rapidly evolving crisis, communication is critical. “That kind of ability to be clear about ‘Here’s what we know; here’s what we don’t know; here’s why we’re doing this; here’s why we need the public’s cooperation’ could not be more important,” he said.“People need to know that you are understanding what they’re going through and that it’s hard. They also need to know that better days are ahead. It won’t be tomorrow, or next week, but things will get better — and they’ll get better specifically because of the sacrifices everyone is making today,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, M.B.A. ’66, the former New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg L.P and Bloomberg Philanthropies.,The weekly seminar, created by the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University under the umbrella of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Coronavirus Local Response Initiative, began in mid-March to provide mayors with relevant, up-to-date information and best practices and presentations from experts in public health, crisis management, and other disciplines.At prior seminars, former President Bill Clinton emphasized the importance of providing accurate information to residents, while former President George W. Bush, M.B.A. ’75, said that during trying times it is vital that mayors, as the leaders people hear from most often, must deliver not only truth and empathy, but above all hope.“Mayors are on the front lines of battling the COVID-19 crisis: They are dealing with an unprecedented disruption of public life, severe economic damage, spikes in domestic violence, and deepening racial disparities in health outcomes and quality of life,” said Jorrit de Jong, senior lecturer in public policy and management at Harvard Kennedy School and faculty director of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. “Our sessions are designed to help them navigate these challenges, learn from each other, and receive reliable and actionable public health guidance.”Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provided the latest nationwide data on the still rising trajectory of cases and discussed the coming importance of contact tracing to identify those who’ve been infected before cities reopen.With mayors facing mounting pressures to lift stay-at-home orders in the coming weeks, Tom Frieden, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who oversaw the Obama administration’s Ebola response, said mayors will need to prioritize public health and take a host of bold new steps to prevent further outbreaks in their cities and ensure their affected citizens are receiving appropriate care and separated from those who are uninfected. That will require city officials to dramatically scale up public health teams to both care for and monitor this population, he said.Frieden, who now heads the global health nonprofit Resolve to Save Lives, said a major lesson from the Ebola epidemic is the key role local officials play. They are better situated than federal leaders to identify problem areas and allocate resources, as well as to communicate with their communities. Additionally, during the current pandemic they’ve often been called upon to take decisive action in response to the rapid spread of the virus. If, for instance, New York City had waited just two more days before urging residents to stay at home, the current death toll would be double, Frieden noted. Leadership on the front line On top of their other responsibilities, addressing the mental health needs of their communities, as well as their own, is fast becoming a critical part of the crisis response for mayors, and will remain one long after curfews are lifted and restaurants reopen.Kimberlyn Leary, associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said recent data shows that people of all ages and walks of life are facing an array of mental health difficulties sparked or worsened by the pandemic. They include anxiety about contracting COVID-19 or losing employment, loneliness from social-distancing practices, and profound grief or guilt over the abrupt loss of loved ones. Extended home confinement and stress has led to sharply escalating rates of domestic abuse or violence and drug overdoses.Leary said city leaders can help the public manage stress during this period by using their bully pulpits to promote available resources and lessen the stigma around mental health by acknowledging difficulties. They should speak not only about issues affecting the general public, including grief, but to the concerns affecting specific groups, such as African Americans, health care workers, or stressed-out parents. Mayors can also expand services and capacity wherever possible, and partner with non-government organizations that offer services.But most importantly, they can, and ought to, lead by example by being mindful of their own mental health needs and caring for them by whatever means works best for them — whether it’s exercise, yoga, talk therapy, naps, or something else.last_img read more

Liberty president apologizes for maskless snowball fight

first_imgLYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia university president apologized Tuesday for hosting a campus snowball fight where attendees were seen not following coronavirus protocols. Liberty University Acting President Jerry Prevo says the school made “a mistake” by not enforcing coronavirus guidelines, which includes wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Prevo organized the snowball scuffle, encouraging students to join him Sunday afternoon. The event snowballed into community fury as since-deleted photos show some students clustered together and maskless. The News & Advance reports the Central Virginia Health District received at least 118 formal complaints about Liberty. A health district spokesperson says it’s unclear whether actions would be taken against Liberty for the alleged violations.last_img read more

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced

first_img Star Files Tony winners Cherry Jones and Dennis O’Hare announced the nominations for the 81st Annual Drama League Awards on April 21 at Sardi’s Restaurant. The ceremony will take place on May 15 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (a host for which will be announced soon). As previously reported, the Drama League will also give special recognition to Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey, Tony and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry and WNET’s Neal Shapiro and David Horn. One winner is selected for the Distinguished Performer Award. Recipients can only receive the award once during his or her career. A list of nominations is below.OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAYThe AudienceBetween Riverside and CrazyBootycandyConstellationsThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeHand to GodAn OctoroonPunk RockScenes from a MarriageWolf Hall: Parts One & TwoOUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICALAn American in ParisFinding NeverlandFun HomeGhost QuartetHamiltonIt Shoulda Been YouSomething Rotten!The Visit

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAYBig LoveThe Elephant ManThe Heidi ChroniclesThe Iceman ComethIt’s Only a PlaySkylightTamburlaine, Parts I and IIThis Is Our YouthYou Can’t Take It With You

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICALAllegroInto the WoodsThe King and IOn the TownOn the Twentieth CenturyDISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARDUsman Ally, The Invisible HandChristian Borle, Something Rotten!Steven Boyer, Hand to GodSterling K. Brown, Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3Michael Cerveris, Fun HomeKristin Chenoweth, On The Twentieth CenturyBradley Cooper, The Elephant ManLeanne Cope, An American in ParisJim Dale, Just Jim DaleTyne Daly, It Shoulda Been YouDaveed Diggs, HamiltonRobert Fairchild, An American in ParisRenee Fleming, Living on LoveKelsey Grammer, Finding NeverlandJake Gyllenhaal, ConstellationsStephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and CrazyLisa Howard, It Shoulda Been YouBrian D’Arcy James, Something Rotten!Rebecca Naomi Jones, Big LoveCush Jumbo, Josephine and I, The RiverAndy Karl, On The Twentieth CenturyJudy Kuhn, Fun HomeLesley Manville, GhostsJan Maxwell, The City of ConversationRichard McCabe, The AudienceRob McClure, Honeymoon in VegasEwan McGregor, The Real ThingBen Miles, Wolf Hall, Parts One & TwoRuthie Ann Miles, The King and ILin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonHelen Mirren, The AudienceMatthew Morrison, Finding NeverlandElisabeth Moss, The Heidi ChroniclesCarey Mulligan, SkylightTam Mutu, Doctor ZhivagoBill Nighy, SkylightKelli O’Hara, The King and INathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall, Parts One & TwoBryce Pinkham, The Heidi ChroniclesRoger Rees, The VisitChita Rivera, The VisitAlexander Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeDouglas Sills, Living on LoveJohn Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, The Iceman ComethJulie White, Airline HighwayRuth Wilson, ConstellationsTony Yazbeck, On The TownThe Drama League wishes to recognize the superb contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include:Kathleen Chalfant, A Walk in the WoodsStockard Channing, It’s Only A PlayGlenn Close, A Delicate BalanceRosemary Harris, Indian InkHugh Jackman, The RiverCherry Jones, When We Were Young and UnafraidJames Earl Jones, You Can’t Take It With YouNathan Lane, The Iceman Cometh, It’s Only A PlayJohn Lithgow, A Delicate Balance, King Lear Kristin Chenowethcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

‘Domestic violence’ suspect jailed

first_imgRaymond Bajada of Barangay Bulaqena,Estancia, Iloilo was caught in his residence around 12:10 p.m. yesterday. The court recommended a P72,000 bail forBajada’s temporary liberty./PN ILOILO City – Accused of domesticviolence, a 37-year-old man was arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Barotac Viejo,Iloilo. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Barotac Viejo police station. Bajada’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of an arrest warrant the court issued in relation to the charge forviolation of Republic Act 9262 (Anti-Violence against Women and their ChildrenAct of 2004) he faces.last_img

Farley, Dubuque set for IMCA Late Model specials

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa – Officials of Farley Speedway Promotions have announced that both Farley Speedway and Dubuque Speedway will host IMCA Late Model specials this coming weekend, Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4.Tri-Track Late Model racing events sponsored by Ideal Ready Mix will highlight the racing action this weekend. Late Model drivers will battle for the winner’s prize money of $2,000.In addition to the high-powered Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will race both Friday and Sunday.Farley Speedway will host racing on Friday, June 2 with hot laps taking to the Palace of Speed at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. On Sunday, June 4, the Dubuque Speedway will roar to life at 6 p.m. with warmups and racing is set to follow at 6:30 p.m.For more information, log onto the official website at www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com.last_img read more

Rodgers: End of ban only good note

first_img The Uruguay international watched from the stands as Dejan Lovren headed home Adam Lallana’s second-half corner – defending Rodgers described as “criminal”. Suarez is now available for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie at Manchester United, where he is certain to receive a hostile welcome, and on the basis of this performance his injection of energy and goal threat cannot have been more perfectly timed. “We are very disappointed. We never got going from the off, it was a bit lethargic and technically we were short.” Rodgers put out a back four consisting of four central defenders but he justified the decision by claiming he had little option – although it provided little help when it came to the goal. “Jose Enrique is one we have to keep an eye on his knee and if there is an overload on that it can put him out long term,” he said. “It was what we had available. Kolo (Toure) and Mamadou (Sakho) have played at full-back: you lose a bit of that offensive threat but I think they coped as well as they possibly could. “We conceded possession poorly (for the goal) and then we ended up conceding the corner and to lose a goal like what with so many defensive-minded players was criminal really.” Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino felt his side grew in stature after an indifferent first half. “We are really pleased and satisfied with the performance of the team,” he said. “Especially in the second half we were much superior to them and were able to develop how we wanted to play. “We fully believed from the start. The secret was not conceding. “In the second half we came out correcting what we hadn’t done in the first half, when we were hanging back too much defensively. “We were faithful to the philosophy of how we wanted to develop our game and over 90 minutes we were superior to them and were able to capitalise on the chances we created. “Boruc was outstanding today but the rest of the squad were outstanding. It is not easy to come here and win so to do that makes us really pleased. “All the players need to be congratulated on a great performance.” Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted the only real positive from their 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton was that it marked the conclusion of Luis Suarez’s lengthy suspension. “I think that is the big positive from today is the fact he is back and is available from next week,” said Rodgers. “Sometimes players like him can make the difference so it is going to be great to have him back and a real boost to have him back from Wednesday onwards. “I think he is in good condition. He has been playing games behind closed doors and doing a lot of specific work with the conditioning team. “He is not going to be 100 per cent but he is a worker and a fighter and his condition is good. He just needs to get games to bring him up to speed.” Rodgers was unhappy with a lacklustre performance from his side, who began the day top of the table. Steven Gerrard tested Artur Boruc with a first-half free-kick and Daniel Sturridge should have had a penalty when caught by Lovren but the Reds did not create nearly enough to trouble the visitors and a 12-match unbeaten run spanning two seasons came to an end. “I can’t underestimate how well the players have done,” he added. “This is our first defeat since March, funnily enough against Southampton. We’ve had two poor performances against them and it’s cost us. last_img read more

Spurs’ Townsend not for sale

first_img Reports over recent days have linked the 23-year-old with a move away from White Hart Lane, with QPR and Southampton having been touted as potential suitors. Saints – Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino’s old club – have been said to be considering a £10million move for Townsend, but it is understood the Argentinian coach is not interested in letting the player leave. Tottenham have no interest in selling England winger Andros Townsend, Press Association Sport understands. Press Associationcenter_img Townsend came on as a substitute in Spurs’ opening-day win over West Ham on Saturday, making his competitive comeback from the ankle injury which ended his chances of going to the World Cup. The winger burst onto the scene last season after several loan spells away from Spurs, making his breakthrough for both club and country. He was a key figure in getting England to the World Cup but then a loss of both form and fitness in the new year saw his impact reduced. last_img read more

Benfica’s midfielder David Tavares tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgMADRID: Portugal’s top-flight club Benfica have confirmed that their midfielder David Tavares tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.His positive test comes after Vitoria Guimaraes confirmed three positive cases on Saturday and Moreirense one more, reports Xinhua news agency. According to the Portuguese news agency Lusa, three Famalicao players are also infected, as well as two members of the club’s non-playing staff. The newly confirmed case has taken the tally for the positive to at least eight players in Primeira Liga. Benfica said 21-year-old Tavares, who is not a regular first-team player, was asymptomatic and in quarantine. The Portuguese top division is planning to restart behind closed doors towards the end of the month after the government announced on April 30 that games could resume, pending approval from the health authorities. The Portuguese government has said the last 10 rounds of the season will have to be played in line with strict medical protocol. IANSAlso Read: Hockey India to conduct online courses amid nationwide lockdown Also Watch: Indian Railways starting Passenger Train Services from Tomorrowlast_img read more