Today marks the release of the latest Twilight soundtrack: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. The highly-anticipated soundtrack features a brand new song from Nettwerk recording artist Angus & Julia Stone called "Love Will Take You There." Other artists on the soundtrack include Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, The Belle Brigade, The Joy Formidable, Theophilus London and many more.
The entire soundtrack is currently available for streaming on Spotify HERE.
For the latest music videos from Angus & Julia Stone, visit Nettwerk's YouTube channel HERE.
Aussie producers, Goodwill & Hook N Sling release a video for their latest hit, “Take You Higher.” The producer duo have sampled Australia's biggest hit of 2011 and Australian Recording Industry Association's (ARIA) Single of the Year, “Big Jet Plane” (Angus & Julia Stone), and turned it into a club cruiser for 2011. Directed by fellow countryman, Benn Jae, the video was filmed throughout the east coast of New South Wales.
fun. has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly awaited album: SOME NIGHTS arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on February 21st, 2012.
Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, Aim and Ignite, fun. decided to raise the stakes with this album, their first on Fueled By Ramen, by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Drake). A behind-the-scenes look at the making of SOME NIGHTS is streaming now at Complex.com HERE.
The first single from SOME NIGHTS, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe),” is available now via all digital retailers. The single has already generated quite a buzz, hitting the top 3 on The Hype Machine music blog aggregator in its first week of release, not to mention the top 5 on iTunes’ “Top Alternative Songs” sales ranking. What’s more, “We Are Young” has received major airplay from KCRW’s influential Morning Becomes Eclectic, while USA Today applauded the “baroque indie-popsters” for “(making) a counterintuitive play for the big time, slowing down for the massive sing-along chorus.”
The band will launch a preorder for a limited edition 7” vinyl version of the single on November 28 through the Fueled By Ramen webstore, http://store.fueledbyramen.com/, which will also unveil the song “One Foot” from SOME NIGHTS as the b-side.
A companion video clip for “We Are Young” is currently in pre-production. A video of fun. performing an acoustic version of the song with Janelle Monáe is up on the band’s site, www.ournameisfun.com (and featured above).
Following the release of their debut album Fuh Yeah, Waterloo, ON sibling trio Kidstreet just unveiled a brand new video for the song "Never Coming Back," which was directed by the band's Cliff Snyder and premiered earlier today on Exclaim!.
Fellow bandmate Edna Snyder told Exclaim! about the video, "When we were writing 'Never Coming Back,' I didn't think much about what my ex was supposed to look like, or what sort of man he might have been. As the video took shape though, he became a creepy, sort of nonchalant man. Whether we had intended it initially or not, the video ends up implying that what I'm never coming back to, is an abusive relationship. My good friend Zoran was kind enough to play the part. Quite a juxtaposition for him to play that role in this video!"
Chadwick "Chad" Stokes (Dispatch, StateRadio) set to release Live At The Armory on November 29th via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records.
Live At The Armory was recorded over two nights at the annual Calling All Crows’ benefit shows in December 2009. Featured tracks include State Radio classics - "Calling All Crows," "Keepsake," "Gang Of Thieves" - in addition to inspired covers of The Rolling Stones’ "Sweet Black Angel," Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country," Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me," and others.
The same day, Stokes’ will make a 300-piece limited edition CD available to fans. Assembled by hand, the special package will be made with eco-friendly materials and the artwork prepared by letterpress.
The recordings are the product of shared passion and solidarity amongst Chad's colleagues and friends - the late Ronnie Simonsen of How's Your News?, The White Buffalo, Matt Embree, Pete Heimbold, Stephen Kellogg,and Darren Buck. All proceeds from the sale of Armory will benefit Stokes’ non-profit organization, Calling All Crows.
As Jay Brannan prepares for the release of his anticipated sophomore album early next year, the singer/songwriter couldn't wait to give fans a taste of what's to come. Last week, Jay posted a special video message on his social properties and leaked a new track called "Greatest Hits" from the upcoming studio album. "Greatest Hits" is now available on iTunes and other digital service providers.
Watch the lyric video for "Greatest Hits" above or listen to the track on Soundcloud below:
Jay has spent that past several months in the studio with renowned producer David Kahne(Tony Bennett, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson) working on the follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2008 debut album goddamned. Stay tuned for more news about the new album. And if you haven't checked out Jay's cover of Adele's "Someone Like You," watch it here: http://bit.ly/qL5ky2.
Yesterday, Indie-pop trio Ivy premiered their new music video for stand-out single "Fascinated" from their recently released album All Hours on RollingStone.com. Watch the video above.
Songwriter/bassist Adam Schlesinger told Rolling Stone, “We made this video with our good friend Adam Neustadter, whom we've all worked with before. The song has a bit of an old school synth-pop vibe, and so the video features some robot dancing, some vintage synths, and a guy with no face." (See whole feature on RollingStone.com HERE).
Singer/songwriter Matt Wertz offers the perfect holiday soundtrack for tree-trimming, treat-baking and gift-wrapping with Snow Globe, his first Christmas album, available on Handwritten/Essential Records October 25.
Blending Wertz’s signature acoustic style with strings and horns while adding a little holiday flare, Snow Globe features timeless Christmas classics including, “Walking In A Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night” made angelic by the lilting voices of The Nashville Children’s Choir. The 12-track album, produced by Ben Shive, features guest vocals by Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Dave Barnes.
“There is a reverence to making Christmas music,” says Wertz. “Instead of making the song serve me, I tried to serve the song. I wanted to make a Christmas record my grandkids would listen to someday.”
The project will be supported with a radio single and a 10-city Christmas tour throughout the Midwest and Southwest this December. Visit www.mattwertz.com for a list of tour dates.
Just a few months since the release of his critically lauded ninth solo album, Ninth, iconic frontman Peter Murphy unveils The Secret Bees Of Ninth EP, out now digitally. The 6-track EP features four previously unreleased B-sides from his recent solo effort, plus the full-length version of album track "Secret Silk Society," and his current single "Seesaw Sway.” RollingStone.com exclusively premiered “Gaslit" from the EP, commenting that Peter is “as dark and intense as ever on the track, which is just as strong as anything on Ninth.” Check out the full post on RollingStone.com here: http://bit.ly/oUOg3L.
Murphy, who is currently in the midst of the European leg of his major fall tour, will head to North America in November for a co-headline tour with alternative rock outfit She Wants Revenge. See tour dates and full EP tracklisting below.
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You don’t have to spend long in the company of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass to work out the secret behind the success of Swiss/German duo BOY’s debut album. Mutual Friends is a magical collection of songs – suffused with equal parts joy and melancholy – that reflects the two women’s personalities flawlessly. Mutual Friends is an album of simple, heartfelt pop decorated with art school elegance and occasional folky flourishes. Their infectiously catchy single, "Little Numbers," has collected more than 7 million views on YouTube.