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:
“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.
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.
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.
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.)
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