Daily Archives: June 11, 2018

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Successfully Tests New Method of Monitoring Pediatric Cancer Patient Body Temperature

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Successfully Tests New Method of Monitoring Pediatric Cancer Patient Body Temperature.CLEVELAND, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For children who have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), something as small as a fever could indicate something life-threatening, like an infection. In fact, blood stream infections occur in…


Watch Shawn Mendes Get Felt Up, Slapped in 'Nervous' Video

Shawn Mendes deals with a handsy partner in the video for his new single “Nervous.” The track was co-written by Julia Michaels, who also sings a duet titled “Like to Be You” on Mendes’ self-titled album.

The simple clip features the Canadian singer-songwriter alone on a set with his guitar, amp and gear performing the song. As the video progresses, a woman’s hands appear from behind him to play with his clothes, rub his face and even slap him. Mendes continues singing throughout the touchy encounter, even giggling as the hands explore.

Mendes released his third album in May. The LP debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200. Last week, he had a week-long residency on The Late Late Show With James Corden where many of his songs saw their live debut, including “Nervous.” He also participated in a variety of sketches with Corden and even filmed a Carpool Karaoke segment

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Watch Arcade Fire's 'Carnivalesque' New Video for 'Chemistry'

A dog falls in love with a cat and fights a gang of sharp-dressed sharks in the imaginative video for Arcade Fire‘s “Chemistry,” the band’s latest Everything Now visual.

In the Ray Tintori-directed video – which fuses animation courtesy of the studio behind Rick & Morty with flesh-and-blood actors – a scruffy dog working catering at a shark-infested wedding falls in love with the cat bride, played by Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce dancer Tootie Tootz.

The dog and sharks then battle over the cat’s love, with the fight eventually taking to the skies, leading to the destruction of the International Space Station. Eventually, cat and dog party harmoniously upon landing in the midst of Fat Tuesday in New Orleans.

Win Butler said of the video in a statement, “We’ve been big fans of Ray’s work since his early videos and there was talk of collaborating during The Suburbs shoot – we were going to film it in New Orleans but then it got moved to Austin at the last minute, and Ray was caught up working on Beasts of the Southern Wild. So it was very full circle to finally be working with him in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There is a playful, carnivalesque energy to the song; to capture that by filming literally during carnival felt right.”

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Spiritualized Ready First LP in Six Years 'And Nothing Hurt'

Spiritualized have announced their new album And Nothing Hurt, the Jason Pierce-led space rock outfit’s first album in six years.

The guitarist dubbed “J Spaceman” trumpeted the upcoming arrival of his first Spiritualized LP since 2012’s Sweet Heart Sweet Light by unveiling the video for “I’m Your Man,” featuring Pierce dressed as a low-budget astronaut journeying through the desolate Southwest.

Pierce recorded And Nothing Hurt – due out September 7th and available to preorder now – by himself at his London home. In a statement, he mapped out the arduous, painstaking process of crafting the album, since he didn’t have the budget to record the LP the way he wanted in the studio.

“When I came to terms with how I was going to make the record, I assumed it was going to sound like Lee Perry — all flying in from different angles; all extraordinary and not hi-tech in construction. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use when they’re making records — I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right,” Pierce said.

“With a bit of trial and lot of error, I found ways of doing something that’s quite simple, if you’ve got the resources. I spent two weeks listening to classical records and strumming the chord that I wanted on my guitar. When I found something to match what I wanted, I’d sample that bit and go for the next chord and try to match that. It took weeks, trying to put together and layer convincing string sounds. But, if I’m honest, all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record.”

Despite its DIY, homemade creation, “I’m Your Man” captures the panoramic sound of Pierce’s Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized albums, with Pierce’s gospel-tinged verses backed by layers of guitars that build to an orchestral crescendo on the chorus. While Spiritualized’s 1997 classic Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space carried dozens of musicians, Pierce has seemingly managed to replicate the scope of that production alone in his bedroom.

Pierce also released “A Perfect Miracle,” a romantic ballad recalling Blur’s more tender songs that builds to sweeping strings and dense harmonies.

In support of the album, Spiritualized have planned a pair of U.S. shows, October 11th at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre and October 16th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre.

And Nothing Hurt Track List

1. “A Perfect Miracle”
2. “I’m Your Man”
3. “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go”
4. “Let’s Dance”
5. “On The Sunshine”
6. “Damaged”
7. “The Morning After”
8. “The Prize”
9. “Sail On Through”

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Hear Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Unite on Raunchy New Song 'Rich Sex'

Nicki Minaj recruited Lil Wayne for her racy new song “Rich Sex.” “If you know your pussy worth a Benz truck / Don’t let homie fuck unless his bands up,” Minaj raps over a dark, minimalist beat. Lil Wayne joins for the second verse, continuing the explicit theme. “Lil mama said she only fuckin’ on a rich dick/ I cum in her face and tell her now you lookin’ rich, bitch,” he rhymes.

“Rich Sex” is the first of two songs Minaj plans to release this week, with the Ariana Grande collaboration “Bed” set to follow on Thursday, June 14th.

Minutes before releasing her Lil Wayne team-up, Minaj announced an upcoming joint tour with Future. The 28-date North American trek commences September 21st in Baltimore and concludes November 24th in Las Vegas; the duo will also perform throughout Europe during a two-month leg launching in February.

On August 10th, Minaj will release her fourth LP, Queen, which features the recently issued singles “Chun Li” and “Barbie Tingz.” 

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Review: Serpentwithfeet's Electronic-Gospel-R&B LP 'Soil' Is Impossibly Contemporary

Serpentwithfeet’s influences make him dangerously cool and impossibly contemporary. His debut was co-released on Tri Angle Records, home of Haxan Cloak, Forest Swords and Lotic, as well as a fitting match for his cutting-edge electronics. As a vocalist, his quavering vibrato is trained in opera and classical music, but it’s in tune with the current moment’s Nineties R&B reflection – gushing out somewhere between the exploratory cries of Anohni, the soul-rock croon of Terence Trent D’Arby and the plainspoken wander of Frank Ocean. As a songwriter, the former choirboy pulls melodic influence from traditional gospel music à la Kanye West, Chance the Rapper and others. A fan of Dvorak, Kirk Franklin, Brandy and Björk, the artist, born Josiah Wise, sings love songs that resemble hymns like “Cherubim,” on which he lets loose a flood of emotions as helicopter drones compliment his distended vocals: “I get to devote my life to him/I get to sing like the cherubim… Sowing love into you is my job.” He creates ensembles of his voice, even commanding “Sing, choir!” on “Wrong Tree” while harsh digital silences, stutters and monster growls provide an expressionist counterpoint. Welcome to Ableton and Heartbreak. 

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7.
On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated…


Pamela Guoth, M.D. Has Recently Been Recognized as a Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pamela Guoth, M.D., of Panama City Beach, Florida, has recently been honored as a 2018 Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who for her outstanding contributions and achievements in field of Emergency Medicine.
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Valiant Integrated Services Announces Appointment of Chris Bauer as COO of National Security & Mission Support

MCLEAN, Va., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Valiant Integrated Services (“Valiant”), a leader in delivering essential services and supplies that matter most to customer readiness and critical challenges in support of complex missions, critical infrastructure and assets, today announced the…


Review: Dierks Bentley's 'The Mountain' Grapples With Everyday Lows

The brooding country star returned to higher altitudes while making his ninth album, which was written and recorded in Telluride, Colorado’s lofty Studio in the Clouds. But The Mountain is no rehash of Bentley’s high-flying hit “Drunk On A Plane” – instead, it’s an introspective album that grapples with the low points of everyday existence, even when it’s conjuring mental images of the sun-bleached bacchanalia Burning Man. Bentley’s lightly drawled baritone handles lovelorn pleas (the glum yet fast-talking “Goodbye in Telluride”) and defiant anthems (“You Can’t Bring Me Down,” which balances its stock-taking with “na-na-na”-borne cheekiness and Sam Bush’s deft mandolin playing) equally well, and it braids beautifully with Brandi Carlile’s formidable belt on the clean-slate celebration “Travelin’ Light.” The Mountain closes with “How I’m Going Out,” a slide-guitar-tinged reflection on future endings; it’s full of gratitude for the past while reminding listeners that final moments can trigger new beginnings.

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