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)
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.
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'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.
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Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go"has gone Double Platinum in the US and Canada and Platinume in the UK. In the US, the track has cracked the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and remains in the Top 5 of the iTunes Top Singles Chart, while the accompanying video (above) boasts more than 170 million views on YouTube and peaked at #2 on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown.