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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

Ash Koley Premieres New Video "Mary The Inventor;" 'Inventions' and 'Acoustic Inventions' Out May 8

Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley--Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault--will release debut album Inventions in the U.S. and the rest of the world on May 8, 2012. The album, which was previously only available in Canada, was produced by Deschambault and mixed by Grammy Award-winning mixer Tom Lord-Age. In anticipation of the release, the band has unveiled a brand new music video for album track “Mary The Inventor,” which premiered today on the American Eagle "Made To Last Blog" (here).  

“For us, creating music is like building little inventions. Every song we write comes from an idea we then craft, construct and design into something we both fall in love with,” said Koley of the album title.

Inventions features 13 songs--nine original album tracks and four bonus tracks, including a cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” In addition to the studio album release on May 8, the pair will release an acoustic album called Acoustic Inventions, comprised of acoustic versions of stand-out tracks from the studio album, as well as various tracks from the pair’s years of writing together.

Admiral Fallow Unveil First Official Video From Forthcoming Album 'Tree Bursts In Snow'

Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow have unveiled their first official video for “The Paper Trench” from forthcoming sophomore album Tree Bursts In Snow, available digitally on May 22 and physically on June 26. The video, which premiered yesterday on PasteMagazine.com (here: http://bit.ly/JIHT62), was directed by Greg Davenport, filmed in Glasgow and Loch Lomond, and follows the touching journey of a tree man as he uproots himself from his dingy and polluted metropolis home and makes his way through the city to a greener and more peaceful dwelling.

“The Paper Trench,” the latest single from Tree Bursts In Snow, was the “Song Of The Day” last week on entertainment news website HitFix.com, which called to the band’s full and energetic sound as a “blender of folk-influenced rock...” Read the story here: http://bit.ly/HrvaVo.

Kidstreet Releases 'Out Loud' Single EP, Featuring Remixes From Torro Torro, Krink, Bocce and XI

“Kidstreet's sound embraces both '90s big-beat dance music and indie rock, hearkening back to the electronic-tinged glory days....” – Exclaim!

“When I saw threw dorky-looking twenty somethings setting up a row of synthesizers at the front of the stage, I wasn't expecting much. Boy, was I wrong." – CHARTattack

Today, Waterloo trio Kidstreet release an exciting remix package of their latest single “Out Loud” from their debut album, Fuh Yeah. The single EP (available now in iTunes) features remixes by Torro Torro, Krink, Bocce and XI.

A full stream of the “Out Loud” Single EP premiered exclusively today on Exclaim!.

Additionally, the band is offering the “Out Loud (Torro Torro Remix)” as a free download via SoundCloud.

At The Request Of His Fans, Jay Brannan Releases Live Album 'Live At Eddie's Attic'

At the request of his rabid fanbase, Jay Brannan has just released his first ever live album, Live At Eddie's Attic, recorded live at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA.  The album (available now in iTunes) features live versions of tracks from Jay's repertoire (like "The Spanglish Song," "Housewife," and "Half Boyfriend"). And of course no Jay Brannan show would be complete without some banter and a couple of cover songs (Adele's "Someone Like You" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass"). 

The live album is also included as a download with the physical Deluxe Edition of Jay's recently released sophomore full-length Rob Me Blind, which can be ordered at Amazon and JayBrannan.com.

Listen to Jay cover Adele's "Someone Like You":

Jay just kicked off the European leg of his tour, and will return to the States for a 28-city tour starting Wednesday, July 18 in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall. See full list of dates below...

Great Lake Swimmers Unveil New Video For Title Track "New Wild Everywhere"

Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are celebrating the debut of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, on the charts with the release of a brand new video for the album’s title track. The video, set on Toronto Island, is directed by Adam Makarenko, who hand crafted a miniature city of Toronto and used CGI technology to add impressive visual effects that showed the city being brought to life and reclaimed by nature.

The band achieved a career-high Canadian SoundScan debut this week, landing at #33 on the Top Albums Overall Chart, #11 on the Alternative Albums Chart and #17 on the Digital Overall Albums Chart. In the U.S., New Wild Everywhere landed on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #16.

Great Lake Swimmers kick off the European leg of their major tour in London tonight before heading back to North America on May 1 for their first U.S. date in Chicago (with Cold Specks). A full list of tour dates is below.

Admiral Fallow Releases New Single "Paper Trench"

Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow have released a new single called "Paper Trench" from their forthcoming sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Tree Bursts In Snow, out May 22 (digital)/June 26 (physical). The single, which made its radio broadcast debut in the UK on BBC Radio 1 (here) and premiered online in the U.S. yesterday on entertainment news website HitFix (here), is out now in iTunes (here). 

Tree Burts In Snow is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Listen to "Paper Trench" on SoundCloud below:

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...

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