Los Angeles-based neo-soul/indie-pop sextet Fitz & The Tantrums have announced the release of their latest self-titled album, which is set for a June 10th release via Elektra Records. The much anticipated follow-up to 2013’s More Than Just A Dream has already seen the release of the single “HandClap” (check out the official lyric video below).“‘HandClap’ is a primal tale of love and lust, a call to arms in the late hours of the night,” says lead vocalist Fitz in a statement. “It’s the X-rated version of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ happening on a dance floor.”The group has also announced a summer tour that begins in June, but also has a handful of previously-scheduled dates in April and May. Fitz & The Tantrums will headline NYC’s Terminal 5 on June 21st, among many other dates. Check out the album tracklisting and tour dates below:Fitz & The Tantrums Album Tracklisting1. HandClap 2. Complicated 3. Burn It Down 4. Roll Up 5. Tricky 6. Fadeback 7. Run It 8. Get Right Back 9. Do What You Want 10. Walking Target 11. A Place For Us Fitz & The Tantrums Tour Dates:April16 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 35th Annual Buzzfest30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ SunfestMay21 – Boston, MA @ DCH Hatch Shell – WBOS EarthFest June3 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl – KJEE Summer Roundup4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Live 105 BFD 201613 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center – 96x Fest14 – Richmond, VA @ The National15 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Arts Center17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 523 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall24 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester International Jazz Festival25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall28 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub29 – Milwaukee, MI @ Summerfest July14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE15 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Festival16 – Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park Stadium – KRBZ’s Annual Beach Buzz Ball17 – North Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater20 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater27 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre August18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades19 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater20 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory24 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre26 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall27 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall28 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery30 – Boise, ID @ Summerfield31 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre
Lots of heat waves and cold snaps can increase mortality rates, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Previous studies have shown that more people die when it gets very hot or very cold. But those studies looked only at short-term death rates, so don’t shed light on the long-term effect of temperature on people’s life expectancy. The new study, published July 13, 2015 in Nature Climate Change, charted temperature and death rates among New England’s Medicare population—nearly 3 million people—zip code by zip code, from 2000-2008. The authors found that the more the weather varied from the norm, whether within a season or from year to year, death rates increased.“People do not adapt well to changes in temperature,” senior author Joel Schwartz, professor of environmental health, said in a July 13, 2015 interview on WBUR’s CommonHealth. He noted that temperature can affect blood pressure, lung function, and increase heart attack risk.“If the climate keeps bouncing around, going from 90 one day to 70 and then back up to 87—that is what puts the most stress on people’s bodies because they just don’t have time to adapt to the new temperature before it changes again,” Schwartz said. He said it’s important to better understand how climate change will impact temperature variability to assess the potential human health impacts. Read Full Story
Switch perspectives to this year’s Clippers. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have been injured for large chunks of time and the Clippers have fallen to fifth in the Western Conference. As with those Celtics, the Clippers rarely practice, instead focusing on rest and recovery.“The way I am working now is that way,” Rivers said. ‘OK well, can’t get that, let’s get right.’ I think that’s important for us.”Rivers has spoken in recent days about finding games from their remaining regular-season schedule when key players can rest before the playoffs.The Clippers entered Tuesday 1-1/2 games back of Utah for the fourth seed, and 2-1/2 games ahead of sixth-place Memphis. Oklahoma City was just three games back of the Clippers. Their seeding could dramatically shape the Clippers’ playoff destiny. Fourth or fifth would likely mean a matchup with the Jazz, whom L.A. has dispatched by 13 and 16 points in two games this season.Sixth would almost certainly mean a series against the Houston Rockets, who have blown out the Clippers twice.There are differences between those Celtics and this year’s Clippers, however.“The biggest one,” Rivers said, “is that I don’t have a championship with this group, where you can have that confidence” to ignore seeding.The Clippers have never advanced beyond the second round.Twin winsAfter starting the post-All Star break portion of their schedule 1-4, with blowout losses to the Golden State Warriors, Rockets and, um, Milwaukee Bucks, the Clippers might have shed whatever was plaguing them.They overcame second-half deficits to win in Chicago and dispatch Boston, relying on defense that improved as each game wore on and the score-in-bunches heroics of sixth man Jamal Crawford.“We’re getting better,” point guard Chris Paul said. “We’ve still got a ways to go. Just because you win doesn’t mean everything is solved defensively, anything like that. Obviously, like I always say, it’s good to win and figure it out at the same time but we’ve still got a ways to go.”The Clippers play Wednesday in Minnesota and a night later in Memphis.Despite winning both Saturday and Monday, the Clippers were slow out of the gates in both, and seemed to ignore the defensive game-plan before falling into deep deficits.Rivers doesn’t much mind the sluggishness.“I don’t really care, honestly, as long as we win the game,” he said. “It’s good to be able to get out of the way of yourself and be able to win games.” LOS ANGELES – With the Boston Celtics in town this week, Doc Rivers had the opportunity to reflect on his tenure with the team he guided to a pair of NBA Finals.It’s in the second Celtics team Rivers coached to the Finals, in 2010, that he sees some comparisons to his current Clippers team. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Boston was beset by injuries that season. Paul Pierce missed 11 games, Kevin Garnett was out for 13. Key role players Tony Allen and Glen Davis each missed 28 games. It knocked the Celtics out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and midway through the season, Rivers made a decision to worry less about chasing a playoff seed and more about getting his team healthy for the playoffs.“We talked to the team about it a month before the end of the season,” Rivers said Monday, prior to the Clippers’ 116-102 win over Boston at Staples Center. “Which I’ve never done, anything like that. ‘Hey guys, let’s not worry about the games let’s worry about getting right for the playoffs.’ ”The Celtics earned the fourth seed that year and handled Miami, LeBron James-led Cleveland and Orlando in the first three rounds of the playoffs to reach the NBA Finals against the Lakers.