Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the latest addition to its label roster, BOY – a contagious confection that is spreading across the internet like wildfire. Since conquering their native Germany and Switzerland, the Hamburg-based duo is ready to ship their sharp brand of pop to the rest of the world.
Nettwerk will release BOY’s debut album, Mutual Friends, in North America early next year, with tour dates to follow. The album has already sold over 100,000 copies in Germany, while their irresistible debut single “Little Numbers” boasts over 6 million YouTube views and counting (watch above).
Of the signing, Nettwerk Co-founder and VP of International A&R/Publishing Mark Jowett says, “Nettwerk is thrilled to have signed BOY. They have crafted this album like a perfect diamond…with gorgeous vocals, timeless lyrics and impeccable arrangements. We can't wait to share their fantastic debut with North America.”
To celebrate the release of the Deluxe Version of her debut album Everything In The World, Chinese-born, Vancouver-based artist Wanting shares a new lyric video for the track "Untitled." Out now, this digital-only deluxe version contains 19 songs, three of which are previously unreleased. Watch the video above.
The 2012 holiday season has officially arrived. Store shelves that recently housed Halloween candy and witch hats are suddenly stocked with tree lights, garland and red and green-colored chocolate kisses, which means it’s also time for Nettwerk Music Group’s yearly holiday offering. Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas is out November 20th.
Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas features previously unreleased, original Christmas songs from Great Lake Swimmers, Current Swell, Ash Koley and Liam Titcomb, as well as original holiday tracks from fun., Family of the Year, Jay Brannan, Hey Ocean! and more. Traditional holiday songs also appear on the album, like Sixpence None The Richer’s rendition of “Angels We Have Heard On High,” The Rifles brit-rock take on “Sleigh Bells” and a newly arranged version of “Silent Night” from Joshua Hyslop. The title track comes from Scottish orchestral folk/rock band Admiral Fallow.
Listen to a sampling of Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas here:
Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas track listing:
*1. fun. - "Believe In Me"
*2. Family of the Year - "OMG It's Christmas"
3. Sixpence None The Richer - "Angels We Have Heard on High"
*^4. Great Lake Swimmers - "Hang A String Of Lights"
*^5. Liam Titcomb - "Generosity"
*^6. Ash Koley - "If I Had A Lighthouse"
*7. Jay Brannan - "Dear Santa"
^8. Joshua Hyslop - "Silent Night"
*9. Hey Ocean! - "Tonight It's Christmas Time"
^10. The Rifles - "Sleigh Ride"
*11. Admiral Fallow - "Isn't This World Enough"
*^12. Current Swell - "Christmas Alone"
*^13. Joshua Hyslop - "Winter's Night"
*14. Aliqua - "Christmas Angel"
Admiral Fallow have just released a new music video for the track "Isn't This World Enough" from their sophomore album Tree Bursts In Snow. The video plays much like a tour diary, including footage from their travels across the UK and US over the past two of years.
The song also acts as the title track to Nettwerk's yearly holiday album; Isn't This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas is out November 20th.
To Listen To The Full Album Visit: http://bit.ly/Delerium_MBO
Nettwerk Records and influential Canadian outfit Delerium are pleased to celebrate their Canadian album chart debut with Music Box Opera, landing at #6 on the Electronic Albums Chart, #97 on Canada's Top 200 Chart and holding the #1 spot on the iTunes Electronic chart throughout the week. In The US, the album lands at #16 on Billboard's Heatseeker's chart and #9 on the Electronic chart.
The album’s lead single, "Monarch," features vocalist and label-mate Nadina. In advance of her forthcoming debut album (In The Now, out November 13), Nadina sings in her native tongue of Arabic on the standout track.
To Watch The Official "Monarch" Video, Click Here:
Partnering with Huffington Post, Angus Stone reveals a brand new short film for '”Monsters,” from his solo release, Broken Brights (out now via Nettwerk Records). Stone steps in front and behind the camera to create the exceptional follow-up to two previous self-directed videos – “Broken Brights” and “Wooden Chair.”
Produced in collaboration with Evil Twin partners Taylor Steele and Todd DiCiurcio, the short captures the mysticism and stunning landscapes of Australia’s lush forests. Trekking through an imaginary wooded universe, Stone crosses path with ominous and supernatural characters – including a deadly band of “Lord Of The Flies”-like children and human hybrid goddesses.
State Radio frontman Chad Stokes sits down with the Cesar Millan (aka Dog Whisperer) for his publication “Cesar’s Way” to discuss his new four-legged sidekick, and sometimes fourth bandmember Lefty.
On Rabbit Inn Rebellion, the track "Desert Queen" is written about the Aussie/Coyote/Chow/Wolf friend who tagged along for the train-jumping adventures that inspired the album. The same way modern gutter punks and age-old hobos have traversed the country, Stokes and his brother rode from coast to coast stopping off in cities and towns, picking up stories...and a dog.
Fun fact: Lefty has rocker roots too; he’s descended from the Grateful Dead’s touring dog, Karma. “He was given to me by a Choctaw Indian man called Toothless Donny near Flagstaff, Arizona. We bonded right away.”
To catch State Radio and/or meet Lefty, see full dates below.
To Listen To The Album, Click Here: http://snd.sc/Nv0I3o
Victoria, B.C.-based roots rock outfit Current Swell have announced tour dates in the U.S. in support of their new album, Long Time Ago, which was released via Nettwerk on October 16th. The band will make two special east coast stops in New York City (Monday, November 19th) and Rochester, NY (Tuesday, November 20th) before heading back to the west coast for a December run of dates starting in Portland, OR on the 7th (full list of dates below). This marks Current Swell’s first official headline tour in the States; the band recently opened for Dispatch on a small run of west coast dates.
Since forming in 2005, Current Swell’s west coast influenced sound—an infectious combination of blues, roots, pop and rock—have earned the quartet scores of devoted fans from Canada to Brazil, where they recently returned from headlining two major festivals in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The independent band started with modest expectations, playing shows in settings that ranged from backyards to beaches and using social media to grow their audience. Since then, they have supported artists like Dispatch, Xavier Rudd, K’Naan, K-OS, The Beach Boys, The Tragically Hip and more. Last summer, Current Swell not only headlined a Canada Day concert in front of a crowd of 45,000, but they also earned first place at Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, a professional development program designed to help emerging artists.
(Keep reading for more information and tour dates.)
“…if you liked previous singles ‘Some Nights’ and, of course, ‘We Are Young,’ you should feel right at home here. Set the night on fire, boys.” -- Spin.com
“Still, the message is clear: fun will carry you through the hard times.” -- RollingStone.com
In case you missed it, fun. premiered their new video for "Carry On" on EW.com earlier this week. Check it out above. The band will make their debut Saturday Night Live appearance on November 3, alongside host Louis CK!
"It's addictive, with its own unique set of charms." - Artist Direct
Partnering with Artist Direct, Delerium exclusively reveals the full stream of Music Box Opera in advance of next week’s release (October 30 via Nettwerk Records).
With the creator/brainchild of Delerium Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy) at the helm, the Vancouver-based electronic outfit - which includes collaborators Rhys Fulber, Jared Slingerland and Jeremy Inkel - fuses ambient and cinematic production with soaring vocals courtesy of a myriad of guests. As a result, this Opera comes to life vividly and vibrantly.
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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.