Frazey Ford, the acclaimed frontwoman of beloved Vancouver trio The Be Good Tanyas, will join Megafaun, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and more at the Sydney Opera House from May 29 to June 2 for Vivid LIVE's "Sounds of the South."
For details on the event, visit the official website HERE.
“Gorgeous production, gorgeous vocals – it’s a stunning success for both parties involved” - MTV Buzzworthy
Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page returns this week with the fourth single from his stellar studio album, In The Air. “Carry Me” is an original release created in collaboration with renowned songwriter Nadia Ali.
This is the second time the two have worked together. The first time Page and Ali partnered, the result led to a “Best Remix” Grammy nomination for “Fantasy” from Ali’s solo effort Embers. Returning to the studio, the pair were quick to rekindle their initial chemistry. The result is a dynamic crossover track that fuses the best of pop and house elements and manages to convey genuine romanticism.
Remixes comes from Dyro and Nilson & The 8th Note. Dyro gets straight to the point with a razor-sharp electro treatment, while Nilson & The 8th Note keep it classic with a compelling big room rework.
Setting the tone, MTV partners to premiere Carry Me Aftermovie. As part of a “new crop of DJs leading the way towards the new stage paradigm of EDM,” [LA Weekly], the After Movie flawlessly captures the dynamic live set that Page is celebrated for. Filmed for a special Miami edition of MTV Clubland, the After Movie will on MTV, MTV Hits and MTVu.
Louis Abbott, frontman for critically acclaimed Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow, will be in New York City for Scotland Week 2013, and he's taking the opportunity to perform an intimiate solo show of Admiral Fallow material on Monday, April 8 at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2). Tickets and info can be found HERE.
“This Canadian trio has been slowly building up a following for their quirky indie-pop sound, and now with a Juno nomination, their first charting single… Hey Ocean! are on the verge of blowing up big…” – PopMatters
"IS is a precious breath of cotton-candied air, with sixteen tracks that’ll make you dance in your jammies..." – mxdwn.com
“Their sound changes throughout the album from alt country to surf pop to throwback dance rock, and they pull it off to near perfection.” – Lemonade Magazine
"The wonderful melodies of IS swim to blissful heights." – ArtistDirect.com
“Hey Ocean!'s latest album, ‘IS,’ is chockablock with swirling keyboards, guitar hooks and infectious harmonies." - Bend Bulletin
“Sweet-toothed and crafted to pop radio perfection, there's a lot to like about Hey Ocean's music.” – Bakersfield Californian
“We can thank our neighbors to the north for exporting yet another first-rate band in indie pop trio Hey Ocean!, whose infectious new album ‘Is’ should put these talented Canadians on the map in the United States.” – The Daily News
Vancouver indie-pop trio Hey Ocean! are heading into the second phase of their first major U.S. tour today in Jacksonville, FL. After a successful run of west coast dates, the band headed into Austin for SXSW on the heels of landing a 2013 Juno Award nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.” This next phase takes them up the east coast to markets like Philadelphia, Boston, and New York before heading back to the Midwest to finish up in Chicago and Minneapolis The trio will then return to Canada for more shows, including Surrey’s “Party for the Planet” on Saturday, April 27th, as part of a line-up that also includes LIGHTS.
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On June 17th, Guster will join Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five for the Last Summer On Earth 2013 tour. A rollicking roadshow, Last Summer On Earth 2013 will hit 30 arenas and amphitheaters across the country, kicking off at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX.
2012’s inaugural edition of Last Summer On Earth tour was listed amongst the top “ten hottest summer package tour of 2012” (Rolling Stone) and spotlighted by Entertainment Weekly on the “2012 Summer Must List.” Ryan Miller from Guster, Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds partnered with Rolling Stone for a video to announce the 2013 Summer tour.
Guster recently self-released Guster: Live Acoustic, a collection of live recordings from their 2012 acoustic tour. It’s been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004’s Guster On Ice – and two years since their last studio album, Easy Wonderful. The sixteen tracks from Live Acoustic are a musical tribute to the varied faces and places that made last year’s travels one of the most remarkable in Guster’s impressive career.
“I guess we could have called it Live at Various Theaters,” says drummer Brian Rosenworcel, referencing the fact that the songs on the album were culled from many performances and not just one. “Actually, I wish we’d called it Live at Various Theaters. Is it too late to call it Live at Various Theaters?”
“As one of New York's best kept indie-pop secrets, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro spin yarns of love and longing, against a body-moving backdrop of sleek dance beats.” – WFUV
“[Savoir Adore] intuitively sharpen their dreamy dialogues with wiry, earthy hooks and defiant dance beats: the result is an ingenious marriage of esoteric artistry and easy accessibility.” – NPR “10 Artists You Should’ve Known in 2012”
Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore will join On An On as support for an east coast run of dates, starting April 4th in Washington, DC. The fantasy pop duo, who recently sold-out their first headline show at Brooklyn’s Glasslands, will re-release their album Our Nature with a brand new track called “Beating Hearts” on June 18th via their new label home of Nettwerk Records.
Lead single “Dreamers” will be released as a 4-track EP, including a previously unreleased cover of the Thomson Twins’ “Hold Me Now,” on April 9th on iTunes. Watch the video for "Dreamers" above.
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After a little winter break from his world tour last year in support of his sophomore full-length album Rob Me Blind, NYC-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan will return to the road on Monday, April 29 in DC for a run of spring tour dates.
Watch The Official Video For Album Title Track "Rob Me Blind" Here:
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Artists from Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing (NW1) divisions are getting ready to make their way down to Austin. Below, please find information and showcase schedules for each attending artist: BOY, Family of the Year, Current Swell, Hey Ocean!, Savoir Adore, Royal Canoe, The Cadillac Three and SHEL.
BOY (Label) https://www.facebook.com/listentoboy
Chosen as one of NPR Music’s “Austin 100,” this Swiss/German female duo makes their SXSW debut as their album Mutual Friends lands at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The album is already Gold-certified in Germany, with infectious single “Little Numbers” boasting close to 8 million views on YouTube. The ladies of BOY have enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike, with featured coverage in major national outlets like The New York Times, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Alternative Press, Filter, Bust and many more. In the coming days and weeks, the ladies of BOY will appear on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, WXPN’s World Café and Sirius XM’s Spectrum and Coffee House. “Little Numbers” was chosen as iTunes “Single of the Week,” as well as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week.”
Wed, March 13 3:00pm - KCRW Party @ Radio Day Stage/Convention Center
Wed, March 13 11:30pm - Central Presbyterian Church
Thur, March 14 12:30pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
Thur, March 14 2:45pm - HomeSlice Pizza MXTS Party @ Homeslice Pizza
Thur, March 14 7:00pm - Bust Magazine Presents @ 4407 Ave C
Fri, March 15 12:00am - The Show @ Hickory Street
Sat, March 16 1:30pm - Baeble Music’s Launch Pad Party @ Peckerheads
FAMILY OF THE YEAR (Label/Management) https://www.facebook.com/familyoftheyear Since the release of Loma Vista, FOTY has been included in Entertainment Weekly’s “15 New Stars We Love,” Paste Magazine/SonicBids “Emerging artists of 2013,” Billboard Magazine’s “Bubbling Under,” KCRW’S “Local Bands We Love” and featured as Interview Magazine’s “Discovery” band. With standout track “Hero,” FOTY has made a run of late-night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN and two episodes of Late Night With Carson Daly. Four weeks since their Billboard radio chart debut, "Hero" cracks Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart and Top 20 at Alternative Radio (amongst the 5 most added at the format). By what now constitutes the core of FOTY—Joe Keefe (vocals, guitar), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitar, vocals), and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals)—the group has shared the stage with notable artists such as fun., Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk The Moon, Good Old War, Grouplove, and others. What’s next? A 2013 North American headline tour with friends The Mowgli’s.
Wed, March 13 7:45pm – Austin City Limits Live SXSW Showcase @ Moody’s Theatre
Thur, March 14 4:00pm – KCSN Showcase @ Radio Day Stage/Austin Convention Center
Fri, March 15 12:15pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
Iconic frontman Peter Murphy has announced the Mr. Moonlight Tour, celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus. Murphy, who has started working with producer Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve) on the follow up to his 2011 critically acclaimed solo effort, NINTH (Nettwerk), will spend three months touring North America and Europe with a full band performing only Bauhaus material.
Says Peter, “Since 2006, I have included my Bauhaus work into my solo work as a way of tipping my hat to my own audience…those who discovered my early work as well as new and old fans of those years strong wishes to hear the music of my band crackle and spark in the live arena. Being the foremost advocate of this Bauhaus work, I decided the time was ripe to at last give a pure Bauhaus experience in one Mr. Moonlight world tour. Mr. Moonlight is alive and well, don't doubt it.”
Bauhaus formed in 1978 and achieved worldwide cult status that continues to this day. As the main man of the acclaimed outfit, Peter Murphy helped usher in ground breaking opaque moods and atmospheres into the post-punk landscape. Bauhaus originally split in 1983, but eventually bowed to public pressure to reform in 1998 and again in 2005. The Mr. Moonlight Tour will be the first time since 2006 that Peter Murphy will perform full Bauhaus sets, and the first time ever that he will do so on his own.
"BOY writes and sings tuneful, friendly, forthright pop-folk songs about life and relationships...The lyrics are in idiomatic American English, cradled by melodies with a comfortable lilt and by Ms. Steiner’s sweet, unfailingly precise lead vocals….Boy brings a pastry chef’s skill to its music; there’s structure behind the sweetness." -- The New York Times (Live Review)
“This band’s about to go pop!” – NylonMag.com
“Great pop songs are boiled-down emotion – a simple line or melody that says it all...Swiss-German duo BOY nails it with viral hit ‘Little Numbers’...simple, catchy, effective.” -- Billboard Magazine
“The duo BOY...pound out bouncy melodies and hand-clap their way through the addictive Mutual Friends.” – Cosmopolitan
“breezy, relatable indie-pop songs...” – Alternative Press
“The debut effort put forth by this Hamburg-based duo is as bubbly and rosy-cheeked as any playful kid...Attaboy!” – Filter Magazine
“I predict a mainstream takeover.” – TheWildHoneypie.com
Hamburg-based duo BOY has finally landed Stateside. The indie pop duo released their debut album Mutual Friendslast week, and today it enters the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #13, while their infectious single “Little Numbers” is currently featured as the iTunes “Single of the Week” in the U.S. and Canada (Mexico will follow on April 2).
BOY launched their first North American tour last week with a sold-out show at NYC’s Joe’s Pub, followed by a second sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, causing the band to add a third New York City date on March 29 at the Bowery Ballroom. The duo will play San Francisco (3/6), Los Angeles (3/8) and San Diego (3/9) before making their way down to Austin for their SXSW debut.
Chosen by NPR Music for inclusion in “The Austin 100” preview (“100 Artists Worth Discovering At SXSW”), BOY’s Austin run begins on Wednesday, March 13 with KCRW Party at the Radio Day Stage (Austin Convention Center), where they share a bill with Jake Bugg and Devendra Banhart. They’ll also appear at the Central Presbyterian Church, the 98.7/IHeartRadio party, Bust Magazine Presents, HomeSlice Pizza “Music By The Slice,” Baeble Music’s Indie Launch Pad, and The Show At Hickory Street.
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You don’t have to spend long in the company of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass to work out the secret behind the success of Swiss/German duo BOY’s debut album. Mutual Friends is a magical collection of songs – suffused with equal parts joy and melancholy – that reflects the two women’s personalities flawlessly. Mutual Friends is an album of simple, heartfelt pop decorated with art school elegance and occasional folky flourishes. Their infectiously catchy single, "Little Numbers," has collected more than 7 million views on YouTube.