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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

DJ Dan Releases 'Beats & Pieces' EP (Available Now)

DJ Dan - Beats & Pieces EP [selections from] by Nettwerk Music Group

In 2010, DJ Dan released his first artist album, titled Future Retro - a 2-part conceptual release that is both remixes of dance floor classics and entirely new pieces created from scratch. In honor of the Future Retro project, DJ Dan will share a handful of unreleased and previously released tracks for the Beats & Pieces EP (available now). The six-track EP includes a remastered version of the original “In Your Area” and a remix from funky house producer, DJ Mes. Fan favorite “Tribute To Voodoo Ray,” will see four mixes from H-Foundation, Trent Cantrelle and a collaborative rendition from DJ Dan and Mike Balance.

Young Liars Release First Official Music Video For "Colours" From 'Homesick Future' EP

Vancouver’s latest indie rock sensation, Young Liars, partnered with Consequence Of Sound and Exclaim! to share their first official music video for lead single, “Colours” from their well-received EP, Homesick Future. To listen to the EP in its entirety, visit:

Young Liars - Homesick Future EP by Nettwerk Music Group

Directed by the Amazing Factory Productions team (Said The Whale, Yukon Blond, Hey Ocean), the video is filmed at the pedestrian bridge, “Pioneer Cycling and Pedestrian Overpass” in Surrey, BC. Illuminated at night, the bridge’s lights are programmed according to the season and in some cases, passing traffic.

“Colours” is a proper introduction to the band, as they prepare to release their full-length debut in 2012.

“’Colours’ has always represented a breakthrough for us in discovering our sound,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Jordan Raine. “While writing the new album, the song has served as a launching point, and sometimes measuring stick, for our new tracks.”

Listen To Ash Koley's 'Acoustic Inventions,' Available Now

Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley--Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault--have just released Acoustic Inventions, featuring acoustic versions of stand-out tracks from the pair’s debut studio album Inventions, including "Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground," as well as various songs from their years of writing together.

Listen to the album on Soundcloud here: 


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Dispatch Release New Song "Not Messin'"; Tickets For North American Tour On Sale Today!

Tickets for Dispatch's recently announced North American Tour in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun went on sale today at dispatchmusic.com. The tour, the most extensive the band has done in over a decade, will provide fans a chance to see the band in a more intimate setting. It will kick off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on September 20th and will follow the band's upcoming appearances at the Hangout Music, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festivals. Circles Around The Sun will be released on August 21st on the band's own Bomber Records.

As a bonus to the band's fans, Dispatch released the new song "Not Messin'" on Soundcloud as a free stream and download. Grab it here:

Listen To Active Child's Remix Of Julia Stone's "It's All Okay"

"Active Child ‘s remix ticks all the boxes of what we’ve come to expect from him:
glistening chimes, sharp and abrupt hi-hats and [Julia] Stone’s vocals complimenting the two, always lingering in the background."
-- The Line Of Best Fit.com

Active Child has remixed "It's All Okay," the latest single from Julia Stone's upcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29.  Check it out below!

Wanting's Debut Album 'Everything In The World' Premieres On CBC Music


“…a hipper, more global sensibility is at work on Everything in the World
[Wanting] combines the soaring self-assurance of Alanis Morissette with the folk-pop attack of head Cranberry Dolores O’Riordan.” –
The Georgia Straight

Everything In The World, the debut album from Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting, is out this week. CBC Music is currently hosting a listening party for the album, alongside a feature entitled “Meet Wanting.” The full feature can be found here: http://bit.ly/JE0HqG.

Stream Wanting's debut album Everything In The World below:

Whether penned in her native tongue of Mandarin 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.

Joshua Hyslop To Release Debut Album, 'Where The Mountain Meets The Valley' (July 3); Download "Do Not Let Me Go"



Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop will debut his first full-length, Where The Mountain Meets The Valley on Nettwerk Records (May 15 digital, on shelves July 3).

In his early 20s, Hyslop composes beautiful melodies; showcasing his unforgettable vocal harmonies. Inspired by an array of artists - Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine – Hyslop has developed his own kind of artfully-rendered Americana.

In anticipation of the album’s release, Hyslop partnered with Exclaim! to share “Do Not Let Me Go,” a song written in a quasi-conscious state – the words that surface when you think they are your last. After enduring two near-death experiences, the lyrics are wrenching, intimate and redemptive.  To listen to a 1-minute telling by Hyslop, followed by an acoustic performance, watch the video clip above.

“Do Not Let Me Go” Is Available As A Free Download Here: http://snd.sc/I8BLKs

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