BWW Exclusive: Trailer for Postmodern Jukebox's First-Ever Live Album 'The New Classics'

BWW Exclusive: Trailer for Postmodern Jukebox's First-Ever Live Album 'The New Classics'

BWW Exclusive: Trailer for Postmodern Jukebox's First-Ever Live Album 'The New Classics'Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, the powerhouse pop-jazz phenomenon that has toured the world on the strength of its extraordinary music videos and immense followings on Youtube and Facebook, is finally releasing its first live album. Entitled The New Classics, the 12-track CD is set for release on November 17, 2017 via Concord Records and Postmodern Jukebox Records. The album is the companion piece to a PBS special taped live at a Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) show in Las Vegas, which will air nationally in late November and will also be available on DVD initially through PBS. Below, BWW exclusively premieres the trailer for the new album!



PMJ originally found massive success online, with new videos added weekly that continually find inventive new ways to put creator Scott Bradlee's trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits. But it's onstage that the project has really come to shine, with the band and its rotating cast of multi-talented singers and musicians playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses across the globe, from intimate standing-room gigs to large-scale, theatrical extravaganzas. After one recent show, MusicInsight.com raved, "Go see Postmodern Jukebox. Stop whatever you're doing, right now, and go see them!"

That "anything can, and will, happen" vibe is fully captured on The New Classics, which features lively performances of a wide range of reimagined hits in the party-like atmosphere that has come to characterize the band's shows. These include everything from the grunge rock of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" to the feud-fueling pop of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," from Cyndi Lauper's classic '80s ballad "Time After Time" to the disco anthem "I Will Survive" - all given their own time-warping twist.

The unique result of pianist/arranger Bradlee's novel concept has generated over three million subscriptions to PMJ's Youtube channel since its 2013 inception, not to mention over one million Facebook likes and nearly 850 million views.

Bradlee's inspired ensemble has also released 14 albums, and with a rotating cast of performers is almost constantly on the road. The New Classics offers newcomers a glimpse of what exhilarated audiences see on stages around the world, 300 nights a year. The album and special are a snapshot - you'll hear and see what happened on this night in this room, but there are new surprises, performers, repertoire and combinations at every single show. Meanwhile, new cast members continue to come onboard, adding to the variety of talent that can be seen on the road and in PMJ's extensive catalogue of videos - which continue to be produced at a staggering clip of one per week.

Despite that unflagging pace and ever-growing membership, PMJ continues to feel like a family, both on the road and in their weekly videos. That camaraderie and playful chemistry shines through these live performances, which breathe vivid life into antiquated styles.

"The New Classics was all recorded live in front of an audience in the middle of the tour, so everybody got to know each other really well and feel the energy and camaraderie," says Bradlee. "Listening to it now, it sounds like an amazing radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall from many years ago-a journey through all the vintage styles, whether it's 1920s hot jazz or '50s doo-wop or '60s soul and everything in between. So it's a great way to experience PMJ if you haven't been to a live show, with some extraordinary performances by some of our best-known performers as well as some newer ones."

As any of their legion of fans can tell you, the PMJ live experience is never the same twice, with new songs, new sounds, and new members added to the ever-growing family each time around. It's something that should be experienced IN THE FLESH - but The New Classics offers the next best thing.

"It's one thing to be in your living room and making videos, but to interact with both the cast and the audience really makes our music come to life," Bradlee says. "This first live album is not only representative of our work, but it's completely unique in the sense that if you're new to PMJ, you'll love it for exposing you to an amazing new universe, and if you've been part of our community for years, you'll relive that night when you first saw us."

TRACK LISTING:

CD

Title

Featuring

Made Famous By

1

Meet the Flintstones

The B.C. 52's

2

All About That Bass

Casey Abrams, Dani Armstrong, Maiya Sykes & Ariana Savalas

Meghan Trainor

3

Bad Blood

Aubrey Logan

Taylor Swift

4

Time After Time

Sara Niemietz

Cyndi Lauper

5

My Heart Will Go On

LaVance Colley & Aubrey Logan

Celine Dion

6

Umbrella

Casey Abrams & The Sole Sisters

Rihanna

7

Halo

LaVance Colley

Beyoncé

8

Bye, Bye, Bye

Aubrey Logan, Ariana Savalas & Sara Niemietz

*NSYNC

9

Don't Stop

Maiya Sykes

Fleetwood Mac

10

I Will Survive

Sara Niemietz

Gloria Gaynor

11

Black Hole Sun

Haley Reinhart

Soundgarden

12

Stacy's Mom

Casey Abrams, Ariana Savalas, Dani Armstrong & Cast

Fountains of Wayne

DVD

Title

Featuring

Made Famous By

1

Meet the Flintstones

The B.C. 52's

2

All About That Bass

Casey Abrams, Dani Armstrong, Maiya Sykes & Ariana Savalas

Meghan Trainor

3

Bad Blood

Aubrey Logan

Taylor Swift

4

Time After Time

Sara Niemietz

Cyndi Lauper

5

My Heart Will Go On

LaVance Colley & Aubrey Logan

Celine Dion

6

Umbrella

Casey Abrams & The Sole Sisters

Rihanna

7

Halo

LaVance Colley

Beyoncé

8

Bye, Bye, Bye

Aubrey Logan, Ariana Savalas & Sara Niemietz

*NSYNC

9

Don't Stop

Maiya Sykes

Fleetwood Mac

10

I Will Survive

Sara Niemietz

Gloria Gaynor

11

Medley

Scott Bradlee

Various

12

Black Hole Sun

Haley Reinhart

Soundgarden

13

Stacy's Mom

Casey Abrams, Ariana Savalas, Dani Armstrong & Cast

Fountains of Wayne

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX TOUR DATES:

10/20/2017

Clearwater

FL

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival

10/20/2017

Anchorage

AK

Atwood Concert Hall

10/22/2017

Birmingham

AL

Iron City

10/26/2017

Carmel

IN

Palladium

10/28/2017

East Lansing

MI

Wharton Center

10/29/2017

Traverse City

MI

City Opera House

10/31/2017

Cincinnati

OH

The Taft Theatre

11/1/2017

Milwaukee

WI

Riverside Theater

11/5/2017

Kansas City

MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland

11/7/2017

Roanoke

VA

Berglund Center

11/8/2017

Norfolk

VA

Norva

11/9/2017

Richmond

VA

The National

11/17/2017

Burlington

VT

Flynn Center

11/18/2017

Ithaca

NY

State Theatre

11/19/2017

Portland

ME

State Theatre

11/28/2017

Memphis

TN

Minglewood Hall

11/30/2017

Casablanca

MOROCCO

Hotel Sofitel

12/2/2017

Monte Carlo

MONACO

Opera Garnier

12/3/2017

Austin

TX

Austin City Limits at Moody Theatre

12/4/2017

Milan

ITALY

Fabrique

12/4/2017

San Antonio

TX

Tobin Center for Performing Arts

12/5/2017

Heidelberg

GERMANY

Halle 02

12/6/2017

Tucson

AZ

Rialto Theatre

12/6/2017

Erfurt

GERMANY

Stadtgarten

12/7/2017

Ravensburg

GERMANY

Oberschwabenklub

12/8/2017

Lille

FRANCE

Aeronef

12/9/2017

Paris

FRANCE

L'Olympia

12/10/2017

Paris

FRANCE

L'Olympia

12/12/2017

Eugene

OR

The Hult Center for The Performing Arts

12/12/2017

Clermont-Ferrand

FRANCE

Cooperative de Mai

12/13/2017

Montpellier

FRANCE

Corum

12/14/2017

Bordeaux

FRANCE

Rocher de Palmer

12/15/2017

Seattle

WA

Paramount

12/16/2017

Tours

FRANCE

Le Vinci

12/17/2017

Nantes

FRANCE

Cite de Congres

12/18/2017

Reims

FRANCE

Cartonnerie

12/19/2017

Nancy

FRANCE

Autre Canal

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX ON THE WEB:
Website: http://postmodernjukebox.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/postmodernjukebox

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PMJofficial

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pmjofficial/


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