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Passenger Joins Nettwerk To Release 'All The Little Lights' On Aug. 28; Fall Tour With Ed Sheeran Confirmed

"Rosenberg’s voice shimmers…” –- Rolling Stone Australia

UK-born, adopted Australian son Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has signed to Nettwerk Records and will release his latest, already critically-lauded album, All The Little Lights, in North America on August 28, 2012. Additionally, the album’s lead single, “The Wrong Direction,” is available today in iTunes; the single comes bundled as a 4-track EP, and includes two acoustic songs (“Life’s for the Living” and “Feather On the Clyde”) as well as a live performance of fan favorite “I Hate” (Live from The Borderline London).

Recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke), All The Little Lights is the most accomplished Passenger record to date. “It’s very different to [the last album] Flight Of The Crow,” says Rosenberg. “This one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.” Sydney’s Sunday Herald Sun agrees, calling the album “a revelation” and adding, “Passenger has impressively travelled in a bolder direction to achieve a mature new album. (4/5 stars)”

Passenger just wrapped up the UK leg of his headline tour in support of All The Little Lights, which included sold-out dates in London, Brighton, Manchester, Cambridge, Southampton and Glasgow. From June 13 – July 15, he’ll be touring Europe for the first time in his career, and has already sold-out shows in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This fall, Passenger support Ed Sheeran on his North American and UK tour dates, starting September 17th in Toronto. (Full list of North American dates below.)

Wanting Releases Lyric Video For Stand-Out Track "Life Is Like A Song"

Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting has released a new lyric video for fan favorite track, "Life Is Like A Song," from her debut album Everything In The World. Check it out above.

MTV Premieres fun.'s Anticipated New Video For "Some Nights"; Band Opens MTV Movie Awards With Epic Live Performance Of "We Are Young"

Last night, MTV premiered the eagerly awaited new video from fun. for their latest single and album title track "Some Nights." Watch the epic video above and check out the post on MTV's "Buzzworthy Blog" here: http://on.mtv.com/JPYGd3.

And in case you missed it, fun. blew away the star-studded audience at the MTV Movie Awards this past Sunday night with a live performance of their hit single "We Are Young," featuring a special appearance by Janelle Monae. Watch it below.

Dispatch Unveils Video For "Not Messin'"; Forthcoming Album, 'Circles Around The Sun,' Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Dispatch has unveiled the director's cut of the video for their song "Not Messin'" via their YouTube Channel. Directed by so pa Productions (Coachella & Bonnaroo documentaries, The Low Anthem, Alexi Murdoch), the video was shot at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich, RI - home of the region's best line dancing. More than 150 enthusiastic fans responded to Dispatch's call out for extras, and arrived at the video shoot location in their best Country Western attire.

Mishnock Barn is a location hand picked by the band, as the barn is located next door to LakeWest Recording Studio where the band recorded their early albums Bang Bang, Four-Day Trials, and Who Are We Living For?. Mishnock Barn owners Dan and Kelly Albro recruited and taught their line dancing regulars to perform the line dance that made an appearance in the video. The storyline and concept was a collaboration between Dispatch members and so pa.

Beginning today, fans can pre-order the band's forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun on the band's web store. A limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28-page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. Pre-orders qualify fans for weekly drawings where the band gives away one-of-a-kind Dispatch items like custom bobble-heads of the band and a Chia Chad. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.

The album is also available on iTunes for the special low pre-order only price of $6.99.

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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