"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.
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.
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:
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.”
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.
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:
"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!
“…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.
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
Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley--Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault--will release debut album Inventionsin 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.
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.
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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.