Artist News

Watch Boy & Bear's Late Night Debut On CONAN

Australia's Boy & Bear celebrated the end of their summer tour by making their late night debut on CONAN. Watch them perform "Southern Sun" from their critically acclaimed album Harlequin Dream above or here: http://bit.ly/1nF3dDb.

The quintet returned to North America in June following a sold-out spring tour that launched at SXSW, their first time in the States since 2011. The past month has been spent hitting the festival circuit, including Firefly Music Festival and The Forecastle Festival. They'll be back for a fall headline tour, starting Monday, October 6 at Los Angeles' The Fonda Theatre with support from Nettwerk label-mates Run River North. All dates are below.

The Trews Return To The U.S. For August Tour

 

"The band delivers solid, no-nonsense sets full of grizzled pub-rock, gritty power-pop and mod-influenced classic pop, with with a dash of self-effacing humor and humility thrown in for good measure."
- Annie Zaleski, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Electric ultra-pop… Guitars and keyboards grind in time to the big buzzy heart-bleeding vocals."

- IMPOSE

Canada's The Trews released their self-titled, Nettwerk debut digitally in April and supported it by heading down from the Great White North for a run of shows in the States. The quartet follows up with a jaunt through the mid-west starting August 10th in Michigan. Two of the shows (Cincinnati & Louisville) are make-ups for postponed gigs when singer Colin McDonald came down with a broncial infection and the band had to cancel their 2nd and 3rd performances ever in 1000+ gigs over 12 years.

New Signing: Guster

Ocho Mule Records, Guster’s own label, and Nettwerk Music Group are thrilled to announce their partnership for Guster’s new album for worldwide release. Produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado, Foxygen, Stereolab), the album promises to deliver a new sound while maintaining their signature timeless character. Additional details about the album will be announced in the coming weeks.

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to keep our new release independent on a global level with the help of Nettwerk Records,” says Ryan Miller of Guster.

“Nettwerk has had the privilege to support Guster throughout their career and it’s a great honor to partner with the band’s own label to release the new album,” says CEO Terry McBride.

New Signing: William Close

“Architecture Is Frozen Music” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of experimental musician and innovator William Close. Having developed over 100 new types of musical instruments, Close is most recognized for the largest stringed instrument in the world – The Earth Harp. “It’s an instrument unlike anything Bach or Beethoven could have ever imagined,” writes The New York Times (July 2013).

Developed and built by Close, the body of the instrument rests on the stage, while the strings travel over the audience, attaching to the back of the theatre, concert hall and/or festival ground, turning every space into an instrument. Close studied sculpture and sound design at the Art Institute of Chicago. His installations and performances have been experienced around the world – including The Coliseum in Rome, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, The Seattle Space Needle, the temples of Vietnam, Grand Theater of Shanghai International Arts Festival, Brazil’s Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, The Dhow Harbour in Qatar, and major US festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bumbershoot, Burning Man, Lightning In A Bottle, and more.

Madi Diaz 'Phantom' Out Sept 30; Tour Dates With X Ambassadors And Jamie N Commons

 

“Madi Diaz Writes The Most Danceable Break Up Record Ever” – LA Weekly

“With infectious structure and an addicting nature, Phantom should quickly find its way into an already powerfully, lady-driven indie pop movement, ready to kick down the doors of every local scene.” — High Voltage

"Instantly catchy and super upbeat, [’Stay Together’] has that special warm seasonality to surely be a fixture on many summer playlists.” — BlahBlahBlahScience

"Phantom…promises a big, bold and brightly colored production palette, keeping the organic instruments in check while amping up the electronica and big-beats.” —
Direct Current

“Madi Diaz creates gorgeous pop-infused anthems that almost definitely will shoot to the top of your summer playlists.” –
The Owl Mag

Following the releases of lead single “Stay Together” and “The Other Side EP,” Madi Diaz announces the release of her Nettwerk debut, Phantom, on September 30. Madi will celebrate by joining X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons on their “Into The Jungle” US tour, starting that same day (Sept 30) at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade. A full list of dates is below.

Hear Lead Single “Stay Together” Here:

Phantom was recorded in Madi’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. Underneath the effervescent pop, her lyrics reveal an emotional through line.

Sinéad O’Connor Reveals A Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Sinéad O’Connor reveals a behind-the-scenes clip from the “Take Me To Church” music video shoot. "Take Me To Church" is the first single from her forthcoming studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Out August 12 via Nettwerk Records). With “Take Me To Church,” O’Connor explains, “the protagonist I’m writing about has had a profoundly distressing experience from which she is ultimately able to not only salvage herself but give birth to herself, coming to the conclusion, ‘I am only one I should adore.’”

Scars On 45 New Album 'Safety In Numbers' Out October 7

British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 will release their sophomore full-length album, Safety In Numbers, on October 7, with lead single “Crazy For You” available today on iTunes. The band has been on the road all summer promoting the album, with newly announced September dates opening for Better Than Ezra. A full list of tour dates is below.

LISTEN TO & SHARE “CRAZY FOR YOU” HERE:

Safety In Numbers is the result of pure honesty, emotion and hard work. When the band parted ways with their former label, they were determined to carry on. They self-funded Safety In Numbers, which was recorded between Minneapolis, MN with their good friend Eric Olsen and Leeds, England with producer Will Jackson. In the end, they launched a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the completion of the album. The response from fans was enormous.

Old Crow Medicine Show New Video For "Sweet Amarillo"



"…one of the best Americana records of the year." - Exclaim!

“Old Crow Medicine Show find a ‘Remedy’ for Country music’s ails”
– Rolling Stone

Heavily celebrated, Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show see career high chart debuts today across North America. In Canada, new album Remedy debuts at #12 on the top Country Albums chart and #89 on the Canadian Top 200, while in the U.S., they land at #15 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Top Country Albums chart.

The band also shared a new music video for the Bob Dylan collaborative track “Sweet Amarillo,” which premiered exclusively with CMT worldwide last week.

Remedy has received critical acclaim and support from Exclaim!, Rolling Stone, USA Today, NPR, CBC Music, Winnipeg Free Press, Associated Press, The Independent and many more.

Radical Face Premieres Video For "The Mute," Featured In Zach Braff's Upcoming Film 'Wish I Was Here'

Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, has unveiled a new music video for “The Mute,” which premiered on USA Today yesterday. Originally from his latest album The Family Tree: The Branches, “The Mute” is currently featured in the official trailer of the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, as well as on the film’s soundtrack, Wish I Was Here – Music From The Motion Picture (available July 15). The soundtrack features music hand-picked by Braff, including exclusive new songs from Bon Iver and Cat Power + Coldplay, in addition to tracks from The Head and the Heart and Hozier.

As with past Radical Face videos, “The Mute” video was conceived, directed and produced by Ben with the help of only his family and friends. The result is a compelling and emotional journey for the viewer. Radical Face is currently working on the last installment of his The Family Tree trilogy, and will play a handful of dates in Europe this November. Stay tuned for more news from Radical Face.

Ghost Beach Shares "Without You" Official Video

Partnering with NYLON Guys, Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach share the official music video for “Without You” from their debut album Blonde.

Directed by Ida Chelengar, the video bridges together all the elements of the band’s signature aesthetic. With “psychedelic graphics and groovy colors, the video perfectly portrays those summer vibes through pineapple prints, singing fish, and of course, a hook that will be stuck in [your] head for days," (NYLON Guys).

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