Nettwerk's Spring Music Sampler 2012 is available now on Amazon, and it's free! The sampler features tracks from some of Nettwerk's most anticipated 2012 releases from artists like Great Lake Swimmers, Morgan Page, Admiral Fallow, Jay Brannan, Family of the Year, JoshuaHyslop and more. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/zLS0AR.
Today, Great Lake Swimmers release the second single and title track from their forthcoming album New Wild Everywhere (April 3). The track is available now in iTunes, and the band will be shooting an official video for the track, but in the meantime, they've put together a special "behind-the-scenes" video (filmed by Stephen Chung) from the "New Wild Everywhere" recording session at Toronto's Revolution Recording. Our good friends at AbsolutePunk.net premiered the video today and posted an exclusive Q&A with GLS frontman Tony Dekker. Check out the post hereand watch the video above.
Earlier this year, Great Lake Swimmers released lead single "Easy Come Easy Go," which swiftly climbed its way to the #1 spot on CBC Radio 3.
New Wild Everywhere, the fifth studio album from GLS, will be available April 3, and the band will kick off their album promotion with a special debut performance of tracks from the new album in front of a live audience at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario for CBC Q, which will be broadcast the following morning on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One, along with a feature interview. They will then head to SXSW in Austin, TX from March 14 - March 17 for their first of many lives shows in support of New Wild Everywhere. (Full list of tour dates below.)
“Admiral Fallow offers the type of music marked by chamber strings and woodwinds layered with pop structural elements…we have high hopes for their sophomore album.” – PasteMagazine.com “Top 10 International Acts To Watch For 2012”
Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow will release their sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Tree Bursts In Snow on May 22, 2012. Since the release of their acclaimed 2011 debut Boots Met My Face, which the BBC called “surprising and enthralling,” the five-piece band has been on a seemingly unstoppable mission to capture the hearts and minds of listeners everywhere with beautiful melodies, sumptuous orchestration and bittersweet boy/girl vocals. With Tree Bursts In Snow, the band is ready to take the next step: from the recommended column of influential critics and into the hearts of the wider public.
Produced and mixed at Glasgow's famous Chem 19 studios by Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, TeenageFanclub), and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, TheNational) at Sterling Sound in New York City, the 10-track album veers from rambunctious acoustica to tenderly toned introspection. “I think of an album in the same way I do a live show,” says lead singer/guitarist Louis Abbott. “It needs to have a strong balance between catchy numbers and the slow-burners.”
Angus Stone has just revealed the music video for his new track "Broken Brights," from his forthcoming solo studio album due out this summer. The video, which premered earlier today exclusively on Australia's tripple j website (here), is self-directed and was filmed in California's Redwood Forest with his partner, actress Isabel Lucas.
Angus tells tripple J:
"We planned the trip when we first met and it was here we traveled together for the first time. I thought I would bring along an old camera and capture some love along the way. With this old camera we didn't know whether it worked or not as it was film. We knew it clicked over but that was all we knew... so it was a great feeling to get the rolls back some months after and see the footage had marked our time in the woods as a love."
Stay tuned for more news on Angus Stone's solo album.
Nettwerk recording artist Joshua Hyslop premiered a new video for his track "Nowhere Left To Go" yesterday on Exclaim! (here). The video was directed by Michael Rodriguez and shot at Cypress Falls in Vancouver. "Nowhere To Go" is from the Vancouver-based singer/songwriter's latest release, the Cold Wind EP. Stay tuned for news on Joshua's full-length Nettwerk debut, coming soon.
Vancouver's Hey Ocean! has just released a new video for track "Big Blue Wave," from their EP of the same title (available on iTunes here). Check it out above and stay tuned for more news from Hey Ocean!
“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns…it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked…a vacation in a song.”
“intense and atmospheric” – RollingStone.com
“Just bring the ocean, Family Of The Year will bring the motion.” – IFC Channel
“If you’re familiar with FOTY, you already know (and probably love) their beach sound. If not, [St. Croix EP] is a fantastic introduction.” – Wild Honey Pie
"The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of LA-based Family Of The Year. Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats, the irresistibly catchy St. Croix EP is due March 6th via Nettwerk Records.
To parallel the playfulness of the title track, the band enlisted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders to “create a video that didn’t have to be taken too seriously,” says drummer Sebastian Keefe. Watch it above.
fun. has announced a flurry of activity surrounding today’s release of their Fueled By Ramen debut, Some Nights. The album – which includes the hit single, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” – is now available in stores and at all digital retailers.
fun. will celebrate the release with a live performance on tonight’s installment of TBS’Conan, to be followed on Friday, February 24th, by a visit to VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live (check local listings).
A series of rare in-store events are slated for this week, paving the way for the start of the band’s much anticipated North American tour. The appearances kick off today at Long Beach, California’s Fingerprints Records, with other signing sessions slated for Chandler, Arizona’s Zia Records tomorrow, February 22nd, Philadelphia’s FYE on Thursday, February 23rd, Providence, Rhode Island’s FYE on Thursday, March 1st, and Denver’s Twist & Shout Records on Thursday, April 5th.
Earlier this year, critically-acclaimed Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone announced plans to each release solo albums in 2012 before pairing back up for another Angus & Julia Stone full-length. Today, Julia Stone announces the release of her album By The Horns on May 29th, and celebrates by delivering her captivating first single “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say.”
Watch The Video For “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say,” directed by Jessie Hill and co-starring actor Shiloh Fernandez:
“The Spanglish Song,” the latest track to be revealed from Jay Brannan’s upcoming sophomore album Rob Me Blind (out March 27), recounts a failed transcontinental romance while being sung in both English and Spanish. A fitting track to share with his fans today, Valentine’s Day...perhaps Jay’s least favorite holiday of the year. "The Spanglish Song" is available for purchase on iTunes starting February 21st, but listen to it on SoundCloud below.
Jay took this opportunity to put together an anti-Valentine’s Day playlist of some of his favorite anti-love songs from his favorite decade of music, the 90s. Says Jay, “It's not all candy, flowers, & hearts for some of us (most of us, even?), and I'm pretty sure the last time I had a valentine was in high school (and it probably ended badly before the final bell even rang). So I put together a list of my favorite '90s anti-Valentine's Day songs that are not only still awesome for a lonely, single February day in 2012, but way beyond.”
Check out Jay’s playlist on Spotify (here) or Rdio (here)
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