With CMJ Music Marathon just around the corner, Nettwerk Records is excited to share details on its label artists who will be appearing in NYC: Ghost Beach and Run River North. Keep reading for information on each artist and their schedules.
"If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did."
– NPR ‘All Songs Considered’
With their self-titled debut EP and follow-up EP Modern Tongues, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn has set the Internet ablaze with consistent number ones on Hype Machine. With a natural gift to serve up 80’s-inspired melodies with innovative and chic beats, Ghost Beach is never purely electronic or purely a band, but a brilliant realization of what lies in the middle. Bringing together dance music and a live performance band is the ethos of a duo whose songwriting is heavily influenced by the Eighties, but record with twenty-first century technology and draw live inspiration from the likes of Daft Punk, Empire Of The Sun and fellow New York brethren, St. Lucia.
Ghost Beach is set to release their debut album Spring 2014 via Nettwerk Records.
Friday, October 18
All Things Go + Neon Gold Records Showcase at Westway (75 Clarkson Street)
Set Time: Midnight
RUN RIVER NORTH:
With only a 6-song demo, newcomers Run River North (formerly Monsters Calling Home) have already garnered a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance, been shortlisted at Cannes Film Festival, performed at the Grammy Museum for its members, sold out LA’s famed Troubadour and garnered over 1.5 million YouTube views.
This past Saturday, Run River North was featured on NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon to discuss the various themes of hope, struggle and identity reflected on the album. All band members came from families who moved to Southern California from Asia, and the overlap of Asian and American folk is subtle, reflecting the hyphenated existence of the band members.
"Our parents don’t have white collar jobs. My father worked at Wienerschnitzel; that was his first job when he came [to the US]. Our parents sacrificed their lives for us. I think that why there's such a strong sense of family in each of us. They wished for us to live the American Dream. And we finally find that in music,” says guitarist Daniel Chae.
Run River North is set to release their self-titled debut on February 25, 2014 via Nettwerk Records.
Friday, October 18
Radio.com Presents Showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street)
Set Time: 7PM