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Jay Brannan Announces 27-Date U.S. Tour; New Album 'Rob Me Blind' Out Now

With his sophomore album Rob Me Blind out this week, NYC-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan has announced a U.S. summer tour in support of the release. The 27-date trek starts in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall on July 18th and wraps in his home city of New York at the Highline Ballroom on August 25th.

Listen to Jay's cover of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" live from Eddie's Attic:

Jay’s rabid online following combined with his penchant for connecting with live audiences has allowed him to tour the world multiple times in the past few years, often playing to sold-out rooms across the globe. Usually performing alone with guitar, each show is peppered with a healthy amount of commentary, often expounding on the observations, adventures, and frustrations of his daily life. Jay has also been know to throw in a few covers of his favorite songs, ranging from Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan to Adele and (as linked to above) Nicki Minaj.

For the follow-up to his 2008 critically acclaimed debut album goddamned, Jay teamed up with his dream producer, David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles, Lana Del Rey). Rob Me Blind maintains the signature qualities of a Jay Brannan album--brutal honesty, sharp wit and sparkling melodies--while showcasing Kahne's thoughtful production abilities.

Keep reading for full list of tour dates...

Julia Stone Releases Video For Latest Single "It's All Okay"

Julia Stone has released a new video for her latest single "It's All Okay," from her forthcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29.  "It's All Okay" is available now in iTunes (here). 

Chinese-Born, Vancouver-Based Artist Wanting To Release Debut Album April 24, 2012


Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting has joined Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing rosters, and will release her debut full-length studio album Everything In The World on April 24, 2012. Whether penned in her native tongue of Chinese or English (which she only learned to speak at age 16), Wanting’s piano-swept music has already won a following because her compositions—pop musings that plumb emotion—resonate universally. Without a label behind her, Wanting’s tunes have already sound-tracked the upcoming Chinese film Love in the Buff, appeared on a Mercedes Benz sampler, and amassed combined views of millions on Chinese YouTube.

Listen to new single "Life Is Like A Song" and other selections from the album here:

Keep reading for more information...

Josh Hyslop Releases "What Have I Done?" From Forthcoming Debut Album; Canadian Tour Announced

Joshua Hyslop - What Have I Done? by nettwerk music group

“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.” – CBC Radio

In anticipation of his first full-length album, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop released “What Have I Done?” (feat. Anna Scouten) via Nettwerk Records.

“What Have I Done?” features the vocal and musical talents of a young man with a mature and measured voice. Despite his youth, Hyslop’s music deftly explores the complicated conversation between the battle and brilliance of life.

“What Have I Done?” is the first new song since last year’s six-song EP, titled Cold Wind.  EP received early support from CBC, Earshot Magazine, Penguin Eggs, Exclaim! and others.

Angus Stone Releases "Bird On The Buffalo" From Forthcoming Solo Release

Angus Stone - Bird On The Buffalo (Radio Edit) by nettwerk music group

Available today, Angus Stone – of critically acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone - shares lead single, “Bird On The Buffalo,” from his forthcoming summer solo release titled Broken Brights.

While on the road in Europe, Stone sat in a hotel room, musing on the symbiotic relationships between the bird and the buffalo, the co-operative behavior between two very different species, working together for mutual survival.

This is Stone. In order to challenge himself as both a musician and performer, Stone draws upon a variety of unexpected sources – instrumentation, vocal stylings, genres – to create his song, “to let the conversation of the energy unfold into a creation,” says Stone.

Idolator Hosts Jay Brannan Exclusive Album Listening Party!

In anticipation of the release of Jay Brannan's sophomore album Rob Me Blind next week, entertainment website Idolator is currently hosting an exclusive listening party. Check it out here:  http://bit.ly/GDlWpp

Jay will be celebrating the album's release with special shows this Friday, March 23 in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge and Thursday, March 29 in Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe. Stay tuned from a big tour announcement from Jay next week.

Alt-Pop Duo Ash Koley Releases 'Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground' EP; Plus New Video

Today, Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley release the Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground EP (out now in iTunes). The EP features various mixes of the infectiously catchy single from Grammy-winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge and rising DJ/producer and Grammy-nominee Morgan Page (who recently had a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart with single “In The Air”), and additional track “Mary The Inventor.”

“Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground,” which was the lead single from the duo’s Canadian debut mini-album Inventions (Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Nettwerk Records), was nominated for a Canadian Radio Music Award in the AC and Hot AC Categories.

Singer Ash Koley and producer/songwriter Phil Deschambault began their musical collaboration in 2004, when the two self-proclaimed nerds from Winnipeg were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Phil was looking for a singer who could relate to his sound, and Ash’s velvety voice did just that. Together, their sound is an amalgamation of diverse influences, from Abba to the Eurythmics, and from Peter Gabriel to Radiohead. The result is a band that is a full embodiment of what they each bring to the duo – quirky charm and upbeat classic pop music.

Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground EP track listing:
1. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Radio Edit)
2. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Tom Lord-Alge Mix)
3. Mary The Inventor
4. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Extended Mix)
5. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Dub Mix)

Stay tuned for more news from Ash Koley.

Julia Stone Releases New Single "It's All Okay"; Announces Intimate Live Show In LA On June 1

Today, Julia Stone releases her new single, "It's All Okay," from her forthcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29. The track premiered yesterday on NylonMag.com; listen to it below and grab it on iTunes here

In other news, Julia has announces a special, intimate live show in Los Angeles on Friday, June 1 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 16. This date is one of a set of globals shows, including stops in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Sydney. 

Junkie XL Offers Free Download - "Off The Dancefloor (Trippple Nippples Remix)"

**Contains explicit material not suitable for minors.

Junkie XL - Off The Dancefloor (TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES Remix) by Junkie XL

In 2012, Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) is gearing up to release his first studio album in four years; first since 2008’s Booming Back To You. The Dutch-born, California-based producer and remixer set the tone with last year’s teaser track, “Molly’s E.” Today, Holkenborg offers up a remix of another track from the album, “Off The Dancefloor.”

Better known for their performance art (eggs, glitter, feather bombs, mud, liquid latex, spaghetti) Tokyo’s electropop band, TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES, renders it anew with their stylized tweaks.  TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES put together a teaser video to accompany the remix, you can watch it above.

On a side note, Holkenborg collaborated with Hans Zimmer to remix the theme song to the The Academy Awards®. Holkenborg is the first Dutch electronic dance music producer involved in the awards.

Nettwerk Spring Sampler 2012 Available Now For Free On Amazon

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, Joshua Hyslop and more.  Check it out here: http://amzn.to/zLS0AR.

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