Artist News

New Signing: ARCHIS

Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of ARCHIS, the artistic pairing of singer/songwriter Dia Frampton and Joseph Trapanese, a film composer and conductor known for his collaborations with Daft Punk on the Tron score and M83 on the score for Oblivion, as well as arrangements for artists like Kelly Clarkson, Active Child and Zedd.

Other artists have performed their albums with the backing of a symphonic orchestra, but few have written songs with the sole intent to merge the rich, textured instrumentation of horns and strings to pop vocals. The initial product of this novel concept, a self-titled, six-song EP to be released by Nettwerk Records on February 23, starts off with “Blood,” a declaration of intent for Frampton, who has already experienced a lifetime in the music business, but is finally feeling the personal fulfillment of doing what she wants.

Guster Album Out Today! Sold-out Record Release Show At Brooklyn's Rough Trade

"successfully updated sound... with just the right amount of synthesized ambience, clever percussion, unexpected addenda and a touch of old-school rock” – The Wall Street Journal

"dark edge and brooding sense of romance” - Vice Noisey

"From twin acoustic guitars and bongos to the frantic beats and crawling synthesizers heard on the track." – TIME

“[Guster] delivers a new, more mature sound, yet retains a melodic quality and sexy vibe” – KCRW “Top Tune”

"Winsome" – USA Today

“Dynamic” – Mashable

Today, Guster release their latest studio album, Evermotion, via Nettwerk/Ocho Mule. The album, produced by The Shins’ keyboardist and The Black Keys’ touring bassist Richard Swift, offers up the quartet’s most experimental instrumentation and layered arrangements to date. Evermotion is now streaming in full via Spotify.

This week, Boston’s mayor Marty Walsh declares January 15 “Guster Day” in honor of the band’s local roots where they formed as Tufts freshmen, along with their commitment to the environment and public service. On the 15th, the band will perform busking sets at various undisclosed locations around Boston, concluding with a performance at the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Launch Celebration at the Artists For Humanity’s EpiCenter.

'Boyhood' And 'Still Alice' Are Golden Globe Winners!

Nettwerk is proud to be associated with two 2015 Golden Globe Winners. Boyhood received awards for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). With each win, the audience was treated to the sound “Hero” from Nettwerk’s own Family Of The Year, which is featured both in the film and on the official soundtrack.

Additionally, Julianne Moore won the award for Best Actress Drama for the film Still Alice. Nettwerk will release the Still Alice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 13th, featuring an original score by acclaimed British composer Ilan Eshkeri (The Young Victoria, Stardust), as well as a cover of Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had A Boat” by British musician Karen Elson. Listen to music cues from the soundtrack here:

Current Swell Announces North American Tour With Cat Empire

Canada’s Current Swell announce a run of Spring tour dates with Cat Empire, starting in Vancouver, BC on April 3 at Commodore and wrapping on April 25 in Honolulu, HI. A full list of dates is below.

"We always love hitting the road to play live and especially excited to head south with The Cat Empire and share new music with our fans," says bandmember Scott Stanton.

The band will return to the States to perform songs from their latest effort Ulysses, the “best record of their career” (Pittsburgh In Tune). Current Swell’s undeniable energy has taken their native Canada by storm, landing the band at #1 on the Rock iTunes chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and a career high Top 50 debut on the Top 200 chart. The latest single “Rollin’” was recently the #1 most added track at Alternative Rock Radio and is now #18, in the competitive format's Top 30 chart.

In Case You Missed It: Royal Canoe On Baeble Music

Baeble Music filmed Royal Canoe's full performance at Stage 48 in New York City on November 5, 2014. The Canadian synth-pop group performed songs off of their latest album, Today We're Believers. Watch the video HERE

Boston Declares January 15th Is Guster Day; Additional Tour Dates Added; Stream Full Album Via Spotify

Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh will declare January 15 Guster Day in honor of the band's local roots where they formed as Tufts freshmen, and their commitment to the environment and public service. Guster Day follows the release of Guster's seventh studio album, Evermotion, out January 13 via Nettwerk/Ocho Mule. On Guster Day, the band will perform busking sets at various undisclosed locations around Boston, concluding with a performance at the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Launch Celebration at the Artists For Humanity's EpiCenter. 450 lucky fans will have the chance to attend the event by RSVPing HERE. Doors open at 5:30 and the program begins at 6:30.

Evermotion is now streaming in full via Spotify, showcasing Guster's continued sonic evolution called "winsome" by USA Today and praised by Vice's Noisey as "emotive, honest" from a band "capable of writing tight hooks, painting sharply rendered scenes and playing with unique instrumental textures." Watch a BTS video of the band in the studio with Richard Swift HERE.

Passenger’s All The Little Lights Certified Platinum In Canada

 "Rosenberg has graduated from busker to international hit maker." - Toronto Star

Mike Rosenberg, better known by the moniker Passenger, is closing 2014 off on a high note with his international hit album, All The Little Lights, officially certified Platinum by Music Canada with over 80,000 albums sold and counting. The album, which featured the 6x Platinum smash single “Let Her Go,” debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its release in August 2012, where it remained for 45 consecutive weeks, grabbing the #1 position multiple times before crossing into the Top 100 of the Billboard 200. The single, which boasts over 475 Million YouTube views, was #1 at Hot AC, AC and Triple A Radio, as well as Top 10 at Top 40 Radio in Canada.

The follow-up to All The Little Lights, Whispers (June 2014), has been recognized in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, receiving a nomination for its beautiful packaging by Art Director Sarah Larnarch in the category of “Best Recording Package.” Upon the release of Whispers, Passenger saw career high chart debuts around the globe, landing at #2 on the Canadian Top 200 Chart and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart.

William Fitzsimmons Announces February West Coast Tour

Illinois based singer-songwriter, William Fitzsimmons, announced he will be hitting the road in February with Over The Rhine for a special solo West Coast run. The tour will launch in Portland, OR on February 10th and bring Fitzsimmons down the coast before it wraps on February 18th in Los Angeles. It will also include a special headlining solo gig at Harlows in Sacramento on February 12th.

William’s latest release, Lions, debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. The career-defining album was produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie and previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists, The Postal Service and others). In August, Fitzsimmons also released a special EP titled Acoustic Sessions - a collection of stripped down recordings from Lions.

Nettwerk Congratulates Passenger, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jessie Jo Dillon and Neil Mason On Grammy Nominations

Nettwerk is thrilled for its artists/clients recognized in the 57th Annual Grammy Award nominations. Passenger’s latest album Whispers has been recognized for its beautiful packaging with a nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category. Nettwerk Alum Old Crow Medicine Show have received a much-deserved Grammy nomination in the "Best Folk Album" category for their new album Remedy (ATO Records), which Nettwerk released in Canada.

On the publishing side, Nettwerk One writers Jessie Jo Dillon and Neil Mason both have songs on albums nominated for "Best Country Album."  Dillon contributed three songs to Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories (“Crazy Women,” Hungover,” and “Just Like Him), while Mason wrote “Old Sh!t” for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum.

Congratulations to all!

Run River North Return Home To LA For Three December Concerts

This month, Los Angeles-based Run River North have announced a handful of local dates tied to the holiday season. They will be performing a free show in Pasadena this Saturday, December 6th as part of the South Lake Holiday celebration, followed by a sold-out benefit show with the Goo Goo Dolls at The Troubadour on the 15th and a special performance at this year's Grand Park N.Y.E. L.A. bash in downtown LA - Los Angeles’ only free, public, large-scale New Year’s celebration.

For Grand Park N.Y.E. L.A., Run River North will be one of 6 bands across three stages. Event planners are expecting 50,000 attendees, spanning the entire 12-acre Grand Park, as well as adjacent city blocks. Grand Park selected Garson Yu and his Emmy award-winning design agency yU+co. to create an evening of interactive multimedia content that transforms the park into an audiovisual playground. This year’s spectacular will represent the tallest interactive sound display, culminating in a 10-minute countdown narrative that relays a story centered on “the heartbeat of Los Angeles,” featuring L.A. landmarks, as well as aspects of L.A. life that unite its many communities.

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