Artist News

Current Swell Releases 'Ulysses;' Performs Tracks For Sirius XM and Toronto's The Edge

Canadian indie rock band Current Swell stopped by Toronto's New Rock station The Edge to perform "Rollin" and "Keys To The Kingdom" (see above) from their current LP Ulysses (out now). They also performed a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do.”

The band also stopped by the Sirius XM studios during their recent jaunt to SXSW 2014 to perform "Keys To The Kingdom" and title track "Ulysses." To watch the latter, click HERE.

Boy & Bear Goes Top 5 At Triple A Radio With "Southern Sun"

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Listen To Boy & Bear On NPR’s “World Café With David Dye”:
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Run River North On VH-1 "Big Morning Buzz Live!"

In case you missed it, Run River North stopped by VH-1 to perform "Monsters Calling Home" for their popular morning show, "Big Morning Buzz Live!" Be sure to catch the band live at one of the upcoming tour dates below.

Complete Dates For Run River North:

05/09 Palo Alto, CA Stanford University
06/01 San Diego, CA Fiesta Del Sol
06/06 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
06/07 Pasadena, CA Make Music Fest
06/21 San Francisco, CA Chapel
06/23 Portland, OR MS Studios
06/24 Seattle, WA Tractor
06/25 Vancouver, BC Media Club

Madi Diaz's New Single "Stay Together" Out June 17; From Upcoming Album 'Phantom'

LA-transplant Madi Diaz is set to release “Stay Together” on June 17, 2014. The bouncy (and sing-along worthy) track is the lead single from her forthcoming full-length album Phantom (release date tba) and showcases Madi’s bold yet sophisticated brand of pop, delievered with her powerhouse vocals.

In June, Madi will join Wolf Gang for three Northeast dates (6/4 – NYC, 6/5 – Brooklyn, 6/6 – Boston) before linking up with Fitz And The Tantrums for another three dates (6/8 – Hampton, NH, 6/10 – Burlington, VT, 6/11 – Northampton, MA). She’ll also play LA’s Chinatown Summer Nights on July 12 (full list of dates and venues below).

Current Swell Premiere 'Ulysses' A Week Before Release

Canadian roots rockers, Current Swell, premiered their upcoming album, Ulysses, in full on Relix.com follwed by the Huffington Post and CBC in Canada. The record, which is set for release on May 6th via Nettwerk, was produced by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Giant Stand) at Vancouver’s iconic Greenhouse Studios. Pre-order is availble now on iTunes

Young Liars To Release Debut Album 'Tidal Wave' June 24; Night Window EP Out Now


 “.. a terrific number that's bound to be on heavy rotation for tus this summer. 'Young Again' by Canadian dream pop quartet Young Liars will get stuck in your head immediately with it's woozy synths, triumphant drumbeats, and croosing vocals. " - The Wild Honey Pie

“...an uplifting ode to teenage romance...the band has also packaged it with an explosive synth-filled remix from ATG favourites Great Good Fine Ok. ” – All Things Go (re "Night Window" Remix)

“...the band is certaintly due to make a splash in 2014.” – Indie Shuffle

"Be sure to keep an eye on Young Liars as they are the kind of group that show
every sign of being on the verge of breaking through" – Earmilk

Vancouver indie pop-rock quartet Young Liars will release their debut album Tidal Wave on June 24 via Nettwerk Records. Formed serendipitously, bassist Andrew Beck, drummer Ty Badali, keyboardist Wesley Nickel and guitarist/singer Jordan Raine forged an album of effervescent melodies and synth textures laid over infectiously danceable beats.

The group shared the first energetic single "Night Window" and dance-floor starter "Young Again" earlier this month. They also released a remix by blogosphere stalwart, Great Good Fine Ok. Listen and share the full Night Window EP including the unreleased Boxed In remix below.

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Coves Debut Album 'Soft Friday' Out September 2; First Single "Beatings" + Lynchmob Remix Out Today

 
Praise From UK Media For Soft Friday:

“Their electro-garage-rock wall of sound imagines The Velvet Underground force-feeding hallucinogens to The Ronettes… cold-blooded revenge pop that strikes like a shard of shattered plate to the heart.” - 9/10 NME

“Borrowing from fellow Reed-acolytes TJAMC, Mazzy Star and The Raveonettes, the debut album from Midlands boy-girl duo Coves ticks all the right boxes - primal drumming, razor-sharp guitars and lyrics that blur the line between romantic obsession and narcotic dependency… very good indeed.” – 4/5 Q Magazine

“a terrific debut full of scuzzed-up guitars, dirty synths, nihilistic lyrics and Wood’s magnificently bored - although never boring – vocals.” – Uncut

“There’s bits of Mazzy Star in here, bits of the Velvet Underground and hints of the Jesus and Mary Chain… atmospheric, distinctive and very enjoyable.” - DIY

“Languid vocals, reverb-treated feedback, narcotized echoes of 1960s girl groups via the Jesus and Mary Chain… a gripping debut album.” – 4/5 Financial Times

UK duo Coves will release their anticipated debut album, Soft Friday, in North America on September 2, 2014. Today sees the release of lead single “Beatings,” along with a remix from Lynchmob, available on iTunes.

Young Liars Premiere "Night Window EP" In Full

“With an elevated sense of passion and drive, Young Liars have shown that they have
grown off of their previous experience with their latest release…they are the kind of
group that show every sign of being on the verge of breaking through” - Earmilk

Today, Vancouver-based electro, indie-rock quartet Young Liars partnered with Earmilk to premiere their upcoming EP Night Window (out April 29 via Nettwerk Records). The four track EP features two original songs "Night Window" and "Young Again" along with a remix of "Night Window" by Great Good Fine Ok and a remix of "Young Again" by the UK's Boxed In

"Hero" By Family Of The Year Featured in 'Boyhood' Trailer; Upcoming Film From Richard Linklater

Check out this amazing use of "Hero" by Family of the Year in the trailer for the upcoming film from Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD. 12 years in the making, Linklater cast a child (Ellar Coltrane) as his protaganist and continues to build a story around him until he goes off to college. Rather than a documentary, the highly anticipated movie is a “complete, well-crafted character study,” (Entertainment Weekly). In theatres July 11th.

Run River North Announce June Dates; Daytrotter Session Now Live

 

“Run River North stays the course – and finds success” – NPR “Weekend Edition”

“Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America." – Wall Street Journal

"The eleven songs that make up this irrepressible effort come across as so exuberant, so effusive, so infused with freewheeling enthusiasm, that any attempt to typecast them inevitably comes up short. Veering from a quiet pluck to resounding refrains, the band catches fire each time out…" -- No Depression

“[Run River North] has a powerful alternative, folk foundation… The overall catchiness of the music being played is shadowed by the intimacy of their lyrical and instrumental intricacies. From fiddles to pounding base drum, this band builds, explodes, and soothes from one song to the next.” -- LA Record (live review)

Los Angeles-based sextet Run River North will hit the road this summer with a string of headline dates, following a successful run at this year’s SXSW, a Spring tour opening for the Goo Goo Dolls and soldout headline dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and more. Below is a partial list of dates, with more to announce in the coming weeks.

While on the road, the band paid a visit to Daytrotter to record four tracks from their debut self-titled album (out February 25). Daytrotter posted the special session HERE.

Recorded with record producer Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins), Run River North deals with themes of hope, struggle and identity. Debuting on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #3, the overlap of Asian and American folk is subtle, reflecting the hyphenated existence of the band members.

During an interview for NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, guitarist Daniel Chae says, "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.

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