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Shiny Toy Guns Reveal Cover Art For 'III' (Oct. 23); Free Download Of "Waiting Alone (L.A. Riots Remix)" At MagneticMag.com

Nettwerk Management Artist Shiny Toy Guns have revealed today, Monday August 20 the cover art for III, their upcoming new album due out October 23 on Five Seven Music. They are also offering a free download of “Waiting Alone” remixed by L.A. Riots via Magneticmag.com.

The cover artwork for Shiny Toy Guns' III was created by Ben Schwartz using a photo by Oklahoma-based artist Benjy Russell. Shot on location in a very remote gypsum rock quarry in Oklahoma, it consists of three 6' mirrored columns against a massive wall of rock. “The album title III is very strong, simple and elegant, and visually it's very sculptural. I always pictured the album artwork having the title of the album incorporated into the photo. I also wanted there to be a hardcore juxtaposition within the elements used,” says Russell of his work. “There is an almost alien-like, razor sharp precision in the mirrored columns, which is in complete contrast to the sheer weight and strength in the boulders and craggy rock facing. I also wanted there to be an element of reflection both physically and metaphorically, especially with what the band has gone through to get to this third album. Not that I could have planned this any better, but in the reflection of the columns you can see a storm receding in the distance.”

Delerium To Release 'Music Box Opera' On October 30; AOL Music Shares "Monarch" Video Feat. Nadina

Following the release of lead single, “Monarch,” Delerium reveals details about the first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera – out October 30 via Nettwerk Records.

With the creator/brainchild of Delerium Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy) at the helm, the Vancouver-based electronic outfit - which includes collaborators Rhys Fulber, Jared Slingerland and Jeremy Inkel - fuses ambient and cinematic production with soaring vocals courtesy of a myriad of guests. As a result, this Opera comes to life vividly and vibrantly.

"Music Box Opera is more of an electronic record than a world music record. It's ethereal, but there's a little bit of pop. We tried to intertwine and merge those two strands. The singers really held this up. The last album was more dark and worldly. Previously, I'd use acoustic guitars and real drummers. We really went electronic here and stuck to that vibe,” explains Leeb.

Leeb partners up with an array of talented guest vocalists on Music Box OperaAzure Ray, Angela McCluskey, Nadina, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Kristy Thirsk, Jaël and others. For full track listing, see below.

Dispatch Releases "Circles Around The Sun" Official Video

Dispatch has unveiled the official music video for their single and title track from their forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun. The video, which premeired last week on Vevo.com, was directed by Eric Heimbold and is dedicated to Larry Perry, a young disabled man who (legend has it) was sent unwillingly into space by NASA in the ‘60s. The video features footage of the band and Larry during various point of his life from childhood to adult as well as archived footage from NASA. 

“Circles Around The Sun is the legend of our friend Larry Perry, who passed away this past year," guitarist-vocalist Chad Urmston told Rolling Stone. Whether the legend of Perry’s voyage into space is actually true is still debated amongst conspiracy theorists and his story has been told in How’s Your News, an American television series and feature film that aired on MTV and captivated audiences. The video is a tribute to Larry. To find out more about Larry Perry, click HERE.

Circles Around The Sun is the group's first studio album in twelve years and will be released on August 21st on the band’s own Bomber Records. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), the album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase.

Keep reading for more information and tour dates.

Liam Titcomb Unveils "Love Don't Let Me Down" Video To Celebrate Release Of 'Cicada' Today; Canadian Dates With Colin James Announced

"I've known Liam for four years now and can honestly say I am a true fan. The first time I heard his cover of ‘Bandit’ by Neil Young, I was hooked. You wouldn't expect to hear such maturity and depth in the songs of someone so young, yet there it is.
To be sure, his voice is almost as big as his heart."
-- Leigh Nash (Sixpence None The Richer)

In celebration of the release of his debut Nettwerk album Cicada (out today), Toronto based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb has revealed an official video for lead single “Love Don’t Let Me Down.” 

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Jay Joyce (The Wallflowers, Cage The Elephant, Patty Griffin), Cicada is a result of Liam’s journey both personally and as a songwriter over the past couple of years. In 2010, shortly after ending an intense relationship, Titcomb stole away to London for a month-long songwriting retreat. Exploring everything the UK had to offer and forging some incredible friendships in the process, he hit his stride as a writer and began penning the material that would eventually become his latest offering.

Stream Cicada in full on SoundCloud here: 

"This is a fresh start," says Liam. "I'm ready to go after the whole globe. There's a little bit of everything on this album. It's bittersweet at times. It's fun at times. This is who I am at the end of the day. I make music because I love it."

Liam also announced fall tour dates across Canada supporting Colin James. Tour dates are below. 

Current Swell Signs To Nettwerk To Release 'Long Time Ago' October 16 (Free MP3!)

Victoria, B.C.-based roots rock outfit Current Swell have joined Nettwerk’s label roster to release their new album, Long Time Ago, on October 16, 2012. To celebrate, the band is currently offering the album bonus track, “Young and Able,” as a free download. 

Download Album Bonus Track "Young and Able" Here: 

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Passenger Premieres "Let Her Go" Video On MTV Iggy; Announces Solo Stops In LA And NYC

“Passenger entertains a lucky live audience with his accented, raspy alto emphasized with liberal acoustic guitar and a tear-evoking string section.”
-- MTV Iggy on the “Let Her Go” video

UK folk artist Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has released a music video for his heart-breaking single, “Let Her Go,” from his forthcoming album All The Little Lights, out August 28, 2012. “Let Her Go,” which is available today in iTunes, broaches the familiar feeling of ending a relationship, only to then wonder about what could have been. The video premiered yesterday on MTV Iggy.com: http://bit.ly/NOYgBQ.

"It's about taking things for granted until they're gone, yet there's a little glimmer of hope,” says Rosenberg.

Already critically lauded in Australia and the UK, All The Little Lights was recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke) and is the most accomplished Passenger record to date. “It’s very different to [the last album] Flight Of The Crow,” says Rosenberg. “This one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.”

Passenger spent the last couple of months playing sold-out headline dates in the UK and Europe, and will join Ed Sheeran on his North American and UK tour dates, starting September 17th in Toronto. Prior to the Ed Sheeran tour, Passenger will make two special stops for solo shows in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café on Friday, September 7th and in New York City at The Living Room on Thursday, September 13th. Keep reading for full list of tour dates. 

State Radio Launches 4th Annual Halloween 5K; Shares New Single, "Take Cover"

State Radio is heading back to Northampton, MA on October 26th and 27th for the Calling All Crows' 4th Annual Northampton Halloween Weekend. As part of the announcement, State Radio shares “Take Cover,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (Fall 2012).

The weekend starts when Chad Urmston (Dispatch, Chadwick Stokes) takes the stage for a solo acoustic set at The Iron Horse Music Hall and continues the next night with State Radio at Calvin Theater.

The weekend of music wouldn’t be complete without the CAC Northampton Halloween 5K. On October 27th, State Radio fans and Calling All Crows supporters take to the streets of downtown - in costume - for a fun walk/run to support CAC’s new marriage equality campaign. Proceeds from this year’s race will go to support Human Rights. Civil Rights. RIGHT NOW!

For more information, please visit:
http://www.stayclassy.org/northampton/events/northampton-halloween-5k/e18469

Shiny Toy Guns Unveil Short Film Video For Single “Waiting Alone”

 “In what could be one of the most ambitious music videos from an independent band, Shiny Toy Guns‘ Carah Faye and Jeremy Dawson went to great lengths to tell the story of ‘the love runner’ in their new video for ‘Waiting Alone.’” --Jay “Lightning” Tilles, KROQ.com (July 17, 2012)

 Los Angeles’ Shiny Toy Guns newest track “Waiting Alone” marks the return of Carah Faye, the original vocalist who along with band mates Chad Petree (vocals/guitars), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards/bass) and Mikey Martin (drums), propelled Shiny Toy Guns into the spotlight with their first hits “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut 2006 release We Are Pilots. Now, the band has made available the “Waiting Alone” video, which made its debut yesterday on VEVO. 

Conceptualized by Faye and Dawson and directed by Luke Eberl and Edgar Morais, the 6 minute and 45 second short film titled "#Loverunner" finds a girl (Carah), running cross-country from Los Angeles to New York City in a quest to join the love of her life, overcoming daunting obstacles posed by a mysterious evil figure. During the making of the video, the band covered almost 6,000 miles through 22 states over 24 days, filming at such landmarks as the Grand Canyon, Pike's Peak, the Alamo and the Empire State Building. Shiny Toy Guns’ Chad Petree, who sings lead vocal on the song, is also featured in the piece.

“Waiting Alone” appears on the band’s third album III, due out in October on Five Seven Music. Look for a remix by L.A. Riots to be made available soon.

Keep reading for tour dates...

The Be Good Tanyas Reunite For Live Dates In Support Of 'A Collection (2000-2012),' Out Today

 

"A retrospective as timeless as it is fresh." - eMusic.com

A Collection [is] an extended 16-song retrospective which firmly encapsulates their solid, inimitable, banjo-driven folk-soul.” – FolkAlley.com

Vancouver-based alt/folk trio The Be Good Tanyas have reunited for a special run of live dates in support of their new album, A Collection (2000-2012), out today. The tour dates include appearances at Vancouver’s ShoreFest (Aug 1) and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival (Aug 10-12), as well as various West Coast headline dates (full tour schedule below). The ladies plan to continue touring through the fall, with dates around the Midwest and East Coast to be announced in the coming weeks.

Listen to A Collection (2000-2012) on SoundCloud:

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Dispatch Premieres New Single And Title Track From Forthcoming Album On RollingStone.com

Yesterday, Dispatch premeired their single and title track from their forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun, on RollingStone.com (HERE). The album, the first in over a decade, will be released on August 21st on the band’s own Bomber Records. Watch the lyric video and listen to the track above. 

Circles Around The Sun is the group’s first studio album in twelve years and was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National). The album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase. Available now on the band's web store, a limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28 page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.

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