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August 7th, Hadouken! Release "Bad Signal" From Upcoming Full-Length; EP Includes Remixes

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"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique in Bad Signal." - Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1

On August 7th, Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album. Hadouken! is the band at the forefront of UK Bass, the most dominant and exciting sound happening on the Isles.

Bass is the underground club sound that has swallowed the mainstream, and as such, is the latest great British youth movement. Best known for their massive live shows, Hadouken! joins producers and DJs such as Chase & Status and Nero at the helm of Bass culture. During the last tour, fans were invited to bring their video cameras and record the performance, which the band stitched together to create and share a single live piece.

To check out the 4-minute clip of what their live show looks like, visit: http://youtu.be/YOKFamtqwow

Radical Face Premieres New Video For "We're On Our Way"

Radical Face, aka Ben Cooper, has premiered a new video for the song “We’re On Our Way” via FILTERMagazine.com. “This video came about a little differently than most that I do. “ Ben explains. “My friends and I like to do themed, ridiculous parties a couple times a year. This one was prompted by my brother, and the concept evolved from "we should have a food fight" to "we should dress as lords and ladies, stay in character for an entire day, and go do games around the city ... and then have a food fight." Dubbed the "Fancy Feast," Ben’s friend Michael Walter came out to shoot the day. Afterwards, Ben cut the footage into the highly entertaining video you see here.

“We’re On Our Way” was released on the deluxe edition of Radical Face’s sophomore album, The Family Tree: The Roots, in October of last year. The track is currently featured in the trailer for the film, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”, which premiered during the MTV Movie Awards. Not unfamiliar territory for Cooper, who has also had music featured in the film, “The Descendants” and “Salmon Fishing in Yemen”. Listening to The Family Tree, it is easy to understand why, with its lush instrumentation and Cooper’s inviting vocals. Cooper comes from a big family in Jacksonville, FL and still records in the toolshed of his mother’s house, a short drive from where he lives. That environment, with its comfort and intimacy comes through in every song.

Radical Face appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly last November. You check out the interview and performance here.

Hadouken! Premieres "Bad Signal" On BBC Radio 1!

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"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique." - Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1

Today, Hadouken! premieres their latest single, “Bad Signal” on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World! Hadouken! sat down with Zane to discuss the album; joining a pantheon of musicians recently interviewed, such as Muse, Eminem, Mark Hoppus, The Prodigy and more.

Already trending at #3, “Bad Signal” is the follow up track from the upcoming studio album, the first full-length release since 2010’s For The Masses. Previously, Hadouken! offered lead track, “Parasite,” as a free download on their site: www.hadouken.com/parasite. In the space of a month, “Parasite” has received over 60,000 downloads and the official video racked up 150,000 hits and growing.

Set for a series of summer festival dates throughout the UK and Europe (see below), stay tuned for more information on a stateside tour.

Passenger Joins Nettwerk To Release 'All The Little Lights' On Aug. 28; Fall Tour With Ed Sheeran Confirmed

"Rosenberg’s voice shimmers…” –- Rolling Stone Australia

UK-born, adopted Australian son Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has signed to Nettwerk Records and will release his latest, already critically-lauded album, All The Little Lights, in North America on August 28, 2012. Additionally, the album’s lead single, “The Wrong Direction,” is available today in iTunes; the single comes bundled as a 4-track EP, and includes two acoustic songs (“Life’s for the Living” and “Feather On the Clyde”) as well as a live performance of fan favorite “I Hate” (Live from The Borderline London).

Recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke), All The Little Lights 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.” Sydney’s Sunday Herald Sun agrees, calling the album “a revelation” and adding, “Passenger has impressively travelled in a bolder direction to achieve a mature new album. (4/5 stars)”

Passenger just wrapped up the UK leg of his headline tour in support of All The Little Lights, which included sold-out dates in London, Brighton, Manchester, Cambridge, Southampton and Glasgow. From June 13 – July 15, he’ll be touring Europe for the first time in his career, and has already sold-out shows in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This fall, Passenger support Ed Sheeran on his North American and UK tour dates, starting September 17th in Toronto. (Full list of North American dates below.)

Wanting Releases Lyric Video For Stand-Out Track "Life Is Like A Song"

Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting has released a new lyric video for fan favorite track, "Life Is Like A Song," from her debut album Everything In The World. Check it out above.

MTV Premieres fun.'s Anticipated New Video For "Some Nights"; Band Opens MTV Movie Awards With Epic Live Performance Of "We Are Young"

Last night, MTV premiered the eagerly awaited new video from fun. for their latest single and album title track "Some Nights." Watch the epic video above and check out the post on MTV's "Buzzworthy Blog" here: http://on.mtv.com/JPYGd3.

And in case you missed it, fun. blew away the star-studded audience at the MTV Movie Awards this past Sunday night with a live performance of their hit single "We Are Young," featuring a special appearance by Janelle Monae. Watch it below.

Dispatch Unveils Video For "Not Messin'"; Forthcoming Album, 'Circles Around The Sun,' Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Dispatch has unveiled the director's cut of the video for their song "Not Messin'" via their YouTube Channel. Directed by so pa Productions (Coachella & Bonnaroo documentaries, The Low Anthem, Alexi Murdoch), the video was shot at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich, RI - home of the region's best line dancing. More than 150 enthusiastic fans responded to Dispatch's call out for extras, and arrived at the video shoot location in their best Country Western attire.

Mishnock Barn is a location hand picked by the band, as the barn is located next door to LakeWest Recording Studio where the band recorded their early albums Bang Bang, Four-Day Trials, and Who Are We Living For?. Mishnock Barn owners Dan and Kelly Albro recruited and taught their line dancing regulars to perform the line dance that made an appearance in the video. The storyline and concept was a collaboration between Dispatch members and so pa.

Beginning today, fans can pre-order the band's forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun 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. Pre-orders qualify fans for weekly drawings where the band gives away one-of-a-kind Dispatch items like custom bobble-heads of the band and a Chia Chad. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.

The album is also available on iTunes for the special low pre-order only price of $6.99.

Julia Stone Unveils New Video As Critical Praise Pours In For 'By The Horns'

 Check out Julia’s exclusive acoustic performances, interview and photo shoot with MTV Iggy here: http://bit.ly/M40a5k

“It’s practically impossible not to fall just a little bit in love with both the singer and her beautifully fragile music.” -- Q Magazine (UK)

Julia Stone’s new solo effort, By The Horns, is officially in stores this week, and to celebrate, the Aussie chanteuse has released a new video for the album’s title track. In the video, which was directed by Jessie Hill and filmed deep in the jungles of tropical Asia, Julia takes the viewer on a gondola ride through mist-shrouded lakes, playing the role of a scorned goddess who has turned her unfaithful ex-lover into a goblin of the underworld, but she ends up the victim of her own creation. The video recently premièred on the KCRW Music Blog.  Watch it above. 

By The Horns was produced by Thomas Bartlett and Patrick Dillett, whose combined work includes credits on records by Antony & The Johnsons, David Byrne, The National, and Mary J Blige. The album is comprised of nine original tracks and a cover of The National’s “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” (Listen to it here: http://bit.ly/KYgX4d.)

Critics from around the globe are praising By The Horns:

“ A Triumph” – Harper’s Bazaar (Australia)

“…haunting folk ballads.” – MTV Iggy

"Darker, wiser, and more personally reflective...’By the Horns’ strikes a nice balance between standard, confessional singer/songwriter fare and radio-ready alt-pop."—All Music

“…a work of true depth and emotion.” -- Clash Magazine (UK)

"The sister has branched off from the brother and is learning to fly on this exceptional solo release." -- LA Music Blog

"Her lovely, airy voice is more forceful on this record, and we like it." – The Owl Mag

"’By The Horns’ will give you goosebumps.” -- triple j magazine (Australia)

“…a firm example of Stone’s mass appeal and ability to stand alone as solo artist.”
-- The Line Of Best Fit (UK)

The Be Good Tanyas To Release 'A Collection (2000 - 2012) On July 17; Includes Two New Tracks

Vancouver-based alt/folk trio The Be Good Tanyas will release a career retrospective entitled A Collection (2000 – 2012) on July 17, 2012. The album will feature stand-out tracks and fan favorites from the band’s three critically-acclaimed full-length albums: Blue Horse (2001), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006). Additionally, the 16-song collection will include four previously unreleased tracks: two brand new tracks “Little Black Bear” and “Gospel Song,” and new mixes of “Scattered Leaves” and “Song For R.”

The trio will be playing various festivals this summer across Canada, and will make their debut appearance at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, CA the weekend of August 10, alongside artists like Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Regina Spektor, Alabama Shakes and more.

The Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Trish Klein and Samantha Parton—formed in Vancouver in 1999, and captured the hearts of fans and critics alike for their unique mixture of deep country, early American folk, old-time blues and gospel. Their gorgeous instrumentation, combined with stunning vocals and seamless harmonies create music that is warm, honest and captivating.

Upcoming Appearances:
Fri, June 8 - Sat, June 9 Girdwood, AK @ Fiddlehead Festival

Fri, July 6 - Sun, July 8 Courtenay, BC @ Vancouver Island Music Festival
Wed, July 25 Kingston, ON @ Chalmers United Church
Thur, July 26 Burnstown, ON @ Neat Coffee Shop
Sat, July 28 - Sun, July 29 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
Fri, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 12 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Family Of The Year Reveal Album Details - 'Loma Vista' (July 10) & Shares "Diversity" Single and Tour Video; Performance At Silverlake Jubilee

“We ♥ ♥ ♥ Family of the Year!” - Nylon

"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly

“The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)

Nettwerk recording artist, Family Of The Year, announce details of their much-anticipated studio album, Loma Vista. Set for release July 10, the full-length follows the critical success of last year’s St. Croix EP; heralded by NPR as “ebullient, full of stylistic left turns” and “intense and atmospheric” by Rolling Stone.

Family Of The Year—Joe (vocals, guitar), Sebastian (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitar, vocals), and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals) - completed 14 songs with producer Wally Gagel, one-half of production/songwriting team, WAX LTD and who’s credits include Rolling Stones, Muse, New Order, PJ Harvey, Sebadoh, Eels, Rihanna and more. A few tracks were set aside for St Croix, the remaining make up Loma Vista. This is the first time that the band has worked with a producer and gone outside their own camp to release their music.

To celebrate the forthcoming release, FOTY reveals “Diversity” and partnered with Nylon Magazine  to share a 4-minute tour clip pieced together from their recent North American jaunt with Good Old War and Belle Brigade. A band with remarkable performance presence, the video aptly captures life on the road with a band that started out “cohabitating” in a run-down house and relying on each other for inspiration and support.

To Listen To “Diversity,” Visit: http://snd.sc/Mo8Z6l

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