State Radio shares the official music video for “Take Cover” from their studio album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (out now).
Each song on Rabbit Inn Rebellion has a unique story and "Take Cover" is no different. “Take Cover” is written about the ignorance and detachment of some when it comes to war. Taking this idea a bit further, director Chris Coats explores what happens when complacency is no longer the option. The protagonist, an androgynous female, begins in a generic suburban setting and is quickly propelled through an apocalyptic string of events that is both violent and redemptive.
State Radio’s Chad Stokes, Chuck Fay and Mike “Mad Dog” Najarian serve up rock n’ roll realism that weaves together stories of the downtrodden and the oppressed, but never loses its sense of hope. Demonstrating the band’s versatility, Rabbit Inn Rebellion is raw and gritty, rolling with thunderous drumming and delectably grimy guitars, moving away from the previously reggae- and ska-tinged productions on 2009's Let It Go.
“[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”
“Their music is terrifically inspired and charmingly executed.” – The Village Voice
March 1, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Brooklyn-based Savoir Adore. Combining melodic indie pop with dramatic narratives, Savoir Adore is “musically and lyrically brave” (NME).
Formed in 2007, the fantasy pop-duo of Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro has become a fixture of Brooklyn’s indie scene. Following the release of The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in Her Throat and 2009’s In The Wooded Forest, the New York music press embraced the fantastic self-released Our Nature. On June 4th, Nettwerk will re-release the album with new, previously unreleased tracks. Details forthcoming.
Savoir Adore is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Family Of The Year, BOY, Passenger, Junkie XL, Ladytron, Morgan Page, Peter Murphy, Angus & Julia Stone, William Fitzsimmons, as well as catalogue artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Submarines and fun.
We are thrilled to announce that Grammy®-winning Writer/Producer Holly Knight has been elected for induction into the 2013 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with other legendary songwriters such as Mick Jones & Lou Gramm,and Steven Tyler & Joe Perry.
Holly’s songwriting created massively successful and iconic hits such as ‘Better Be Good To Me’ and ‘The Best’ recorded by Tina Turner, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’ and ‘Invincible’ by Pat Benatar, ‘Ragdoll’ by Aerosmith, ‘The Warrior’ by Patty Smyth and Scandal,‘Never’ by Heart, ‘Obsession’by Animotion as well as songs from artists such as Rod Stewart, Kiss, Cheap Trick, Divinyls, Chaka Kahn and John Waite.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for June 13th, 2013 in New York City.
CNN Travel recently caught up with Wanting in her hometown of Harbin, aka China's ice city. The Chinese superstar takes viewers on a journey through the multiple winter activities the city offers, including the Harbn Ice & Snow World, where each winter, 2,000 ice castles, ice palaces and ice slides are built and lit up with LED lights. Check it out above!
Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) began his Sunday Night Video Series 7 weeks ago. Every Sunday night, he shares with his fans a new video of an acoustic performance, each featuring a different special collaborator. Fans were ecstatic to see his latest post - a performance of "Hearts On Fire" with Ed Sheeran filmed at the O2 Arena in Dublin. Check out the gorgeous performance above, along with the other fantastic videos from Passenger and his various talented collaborators.
Stay tuned for North American tour news from Passenger coming soon!
2013 continues to be a phenomenal year for LA-based Family Of The Year. Last night the band performed standout track “Hero” on popular late-night show CONAN!
Family Of The Year has had a month of highlights, including a TV performance of "Hero" and "St. Croix" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, inclusion in Entertainment Weekly's “15 New Stars We Love” and a studio performance for CMT (Country Music Television). Still to come, the band will perform "Buried" and "Stairs" for their second episode with Last Call With Carson Daly.
Be sure to catch them as they tour through North America on their first headline tour of 2013. Full dates below.
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“If the world was fair, Mike Rosenberg would be as famous as his friend Ed Sheeran..."
-The Times (UK)
Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) has been in the midst of a sold-out UK/European tour since the start of the new year, but his momentum on this side of the pond isn't slowing down. His album, All The Little Lights, is in its 25th straight week on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, with its second strongest sales week since its release in August. Single "Let Her Go" continues to sell more than 3,000 units a week, bringing total track sales to over 60,000 in the U.S., while the accompanying video now boasts more than 9 million views on YouTube (watch it here).
As Mike continues on his headline world tour, "Let Her Go" has reached #1 in Ireland, Holland, Sweden and Belgium, and is continuing to climb the charts in the UK and Germany. Next he'll head to Australia and then he'll hit the European festival circuit before making his way back to North America for more headline tour dates this summer. See his current tour dates here.
Meanwhile, his good friend Ed Sheeran, who Mike spent the better part of a year touring with as support, is currently touring North America with Taylor Swift. Sheeran has been posting behind-the-scenes tour videos, including this gem, which shows Ed reacting to hearing Passenger's "Let Her Go" on the radio in Nashville.
Listen To Mutual Friends Exclusively On NylonMag.com Here
Swiss/German female duo BOY will celebrate the Stateside release of their debut album, Mutual Friends (Feb 26), with their first-ever North American tour, which launches in New York City next Friday, March 1 at Joe's Pub (sold-out). The ladies, who also play Union Hall in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 2 before heading across the country, have just announced they'll be back in New York City to finish this round of dates with a newly added show at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday, March 29. BOY will also make their debut appearance at SXSW next month with various showcases, including the official day party for KCRW, Los Angeles's influential NPR affiliate, alongside Jake Bugg and Devendra Banhart on March 13.
Mutual Friends is already Gold-certified in Germany, with lead single "Little Numbers" boasting more than 7.5 million views on YouTube. BOY has enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike. The ladies are featured in the current issues of Billboard Magazine ("Scouting Report") and Cosmopolitan ("Meet Your New Favorite Band"), and today, Nylon Magazine exclusively premiered Mutual Friends on their website. "Little Numbers" was just featured as RollingStone.com's "Daily Download," and will be Starbucks' "Pick Of The Week" next week. In the coming days, the band will see coverage in outlets like Bust, Filter, FoamMagazine.com,AOL Spinner,BaebleMusic.comand Alternative Press'anticipated yearly issue "100 Bands You Need To Know." They've had recent TV syncs on the CW's Beauty and the Beast and 90210, as well as ABC Family's Switched At Birth. In addition to performing at KCRW's SXSW Day Party, BOY will also appear on "Morning Becomes Eclectic."
Pictured (L-R): Back Row: Sandi Spika Borchetta (BMLG), George Couri (Triple 8 Management), Allison Jones (BMLG), Bruce Kalmick (Triple 8 Management), Andrew Kautz (BMLG), Malcolm Mimms (BMLG), Kent Marcus (Marcus & Colvin, LLP); Front Row: Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), Scott Borchetta (BMLG), Kelby Ray (The Cadillac Three) and Neil Mason (The Cadillac Three)
Nettwerk One Publishing congratulates The Cadillac Three on their signing to Big Machine Label Group. Neil Mason of The Cadillac Three (formerly The Cadillac Black) is signed to an exclusive publishing agreement with Nettwerk One and Revelry Music Group.
As reported by Music Row: Big Machine Label Group has signed The Cadillac Three to its Big Machine Records imprint. The Cadillac Three will join fellow artists Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and others as part of the Big Machine Records label.
The Cadillac Three includes a trio of Nashville natives–Jaren Johnston (guitar & lead vocals), Kelby Ray (bass steel guitar, dobro, acoustic and vocals) and Neil Mason (drums, percussion and vocals).
Johnston is known for penning Keith Urban’s No. 1 smash “You Gonna Fly,” two new cuts on McGraw’s latest record Two Lanes of Freedom and several other tunes for acts like Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and Dierks Bentley.
The 2013 Juno Nominations were announced today, and multiple Nettwerk Music Group clients received nods in various categories.
Great Lake Swimmers (Nettwerk Records, Nettwerk One Publishing) are nominated for "Roots & Traditional Album of the Year" for their acclaimed 2012 release New Wild Everywhere. Hey Ocean! (Nettwerk Management, Nettwerk One Publishing) is nominated for "Breakthrough Group of the Year." Their latest album IS was released in Canada last year via Universal Music Canada, and just saw its Stateside release last month via Nettwerk Records; the band is currently in the midst of their largest U.S. tour to date. Other Nettwerk One Publishing clients nominated include: Yukon Blonde ("Breakthrough Group of the Year"), Johnny Reid ("Artist of the Year,""Country Album of the Year"), Shawn Desman ("R&B/Soul Recording of the Year) and Victoria Duffield (songwriters Ryan Stewart and Troy Samson; "Pop Album of the Year"). Nettwerk Producer Management also got two nods for "Recording Engineer of the Year": Mike Plotnikoff ("Start of Something Good" - Daughtry, "Breaking Your Heart" - Kelly Clarkson) and Randy Staub ("When We Stand Together" - Nickelback, "What You Want" - Evanescence).
Congratulations to all the nominees! The 2013 Juno Awards will be broadcast on CTV on April 21 from Regina, Saskatchewan.
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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.