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Morgan Page To Release "Against The World" With Michael S.; 3D Tour Continues

Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page releases new single “Against the World” with Michael S. - out now on Beatport and November 19 via all other DSPs.

"It's all about the song," says Page. “Against The World” combines one of the genre's best vocal producers with one of its strongest vocal performers to deliver an emotionally charged and uplifting song.

The track comes out just in time for the November leg of the Morgan Page Presents 3D tour. Since October, the tour brings Page’s acclaimed performances to over 50+ US and Canadian cities and features a revolving roster of handpicked developing talent from around the world. Morgan personally sought out the brightest rising stars from around the world, each making a name for themselves within the dance music genre. Special guests for the remaining dates are Beltek and Topher Jones.

Ghost Beach To Release 'Miracle (Remixes) EP'; Download DallasK Remix

"If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did."
- NPR ‘All Songs Considered’

"Channeling the groove-driven hooks of Steve Winwood and the raw emotion of Tears for Fears, Brooklyn “tropical grit-pop” duo Ghost Beach manage to tap into urban synth-pop zeitgeist without sacrificing traditional musicality or authentic feeling."
American Songwriter

"On the official Miracle remixes EP, Le Youth takes the original’s contagious pop hooks and tropicool vibes and twists them into a silky smooth nu disco output that flutters and swings with impeccable precision." – Dancing Astronaut 

Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach release Miracle (Remixes) EP via Nettwerk Records today. Formed in 2012, the duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn have perfected a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop that can best be described as Tropical Grit Pop.

Miracle (Remixes) EP will include the album version, as well as several remixes of the title track by Le Youth, DallasK and Nathan C. East coast meets west coast when Los Angeles-based Le Youth does a funky disco remix of “Miracle.” Nathan C remixes the track into a driving progressive house track while DallasK takes the synth-heavy route, pairing lush saw sounds with guitars.

William Fitzsimmons To Release 'Lions' (February 18); Listen To "Centralia"

On February 18, William Fitzsimmons will release Lions, his follow-up LP to 2010’s well-received Gold In The Shadow. Produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie with previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service among others), Lions is a career-defining album that explores Fitzsimmons’ personal transformation over the last few years.

“The last couple years have been...full (kind of difficult to describe years in a single word). They have been wonderful, painful, long, incredibly brief, and more educational and rewarding than any I've ever lived before. ‘Lions’ is something I'm terribly proud of and utterly connected to,” says Fitzsimmons.

In advance of the album, Fitzsimmons partnered with Paste to reveal an acoustic performance of the first track from the album, called “Centralia.”

  

Radical Face Shares New Video For "Holy Branches"

"Ben Cooper is more than just a musician: he’s a storyteller, and a good one at that. "
- Paste Magazine

"It’s selling Ben Cooper a bit short to call him a songwriter — the Florida-based artist known as Radical Face is more of a musical mythologist." - Buzzbands.la

"[‘Holy Branches’] begins simply enough, using quiet instrumentation and relying on the easy loveliness of Ben Cooper's voice. By the time the additional instrumentation kicks in behind him, it becomes a full fledged alt-folk anthem." - The Wild Honey Pie

“This guy isn’t just a musician and songwriter, he is a storyteller, tale-spinner, and an artist at making you feel a certain way with just a chord or well-placed line…" - Allston Pudding

"In classic RF fashion, this song is beautiful, with gorgeous vocal melodies perfectly expressing Cooper’s elegant lyrics.“ - Under The Gun Review

Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, has unveiled a new music video for track “Holy Branches” from his recently released album The Family Tree: The Branches, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10. Following past tradition, the video, which premiered on influential LA music blog Buzzbands.la, was conceived, directed and produced by Cooper with help from his family and friends.

The Family Tree: The Branches is the second installment of a three-part, stand-alone album series that chronicles a fictitious 19th century family called The Northcotes. Following the first album, 2011’s self-released The Family Tree: The Roots, certain instrumentations and melodies that represent a “family member” reappear on the second album as a continuation of a story or descendent. There is also a progression in production, using instruments that would have been more readily available in this era of the story set from 1860-1910.

“Holy Branches” is the continuation of “Severus And The Stone” from The Roots, which follows the narrative of two brothers, one who lives and one who dies. On “Holy Branches,” the listener is reconnected 30 years later with the living brother and the demons with which he is faced.

Radical Face is currently on tour in the UK and Europe. For all dates, visit: http://on.fb.me/1cGDJws.

Ladytron To Release 'Gravity The Seducer Remixed' (Record Store Day Exclusive - November 29)

“Ladytron has continually pushed their own boundaries from record to record. Gravity the Seducer Remixed shows how far other artists can push it, and that turns out to be pretty far indeed.” – Rolling Stone

On November 29, electro-pop provocateurs Ladytron will release a Record Store Day exclusive called Gravity The Seducer Remixed - a remix compilation of tracks from their last studio album (Gravity The Seducer).

Fans can get an advance listen to select tracks from Gravity The Seducer Remixed now through November 13 via Rolling Stone at http://rol.st/1fkpjU0.

In speaking about the release, “When we made our last studio album Gravity The Seducer we were conscious that although we wanted to make a slightly different kind of record (going further into the more atmospheric threads we had experimented with in the past), that our soul was essentially disco, and we would also make a more upbeat, parallel version of the record in collaboration with a dozen or so producers we admired. This is the eventual result, albeit a little behind schedule,” says Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt.

Ladytron have earned acclaim by relentlessly pushing boundaries, carving out new sonic and conceptual space and refusing to abide any formula or trend. See full track list below.

BOY & BEAR ARIA-Nominated Album Out Today; Band Shares "Three Headed Woman" Official Music Video

Available today, Australia’s Boy & Bear release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut album Harlequin Dream.

Their bold and brave new album was recorded at Australia's legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).

From the current album, "Three Headed Woman" explores a fraying relationship with a slow drum beat and soulful delivery. "It's a simple breakup love song," admits lead singer/guitarist Dave Hosking. "I was hurt and I was on the road. The song was nothing but therapy for me. We really embrace that super simple structure.'" Directed by Melvin Montalban, the video was filmed on location in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Watch the official music video for "Three Headed Woman" above.

Already #1 in Australia, Harlequin Dream is nominated for several ARIA Awards, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.

THE PACK A.D. On Last Call With Carson Daly; Duo Shares Album Details (Out January 28)

"Their tracks are filled with an incredible energy that just lets loose with each performance" – Filter Magazine

"Their teeth-gnashing fury is more drama than sex; you don’t listen to their new song “Big Shot” as much as you are confronted by it. " – Buzzbands LA

“A fantastically gritty rock duo.” – NPR “All Songs Considered”

The Pack A.D., the explosive Vancouver duo featuring Becky Black (vocals/guitar) and Maya Miller (drums), release their full-length Nettwerk Records’ debut Do Not Engage, on January 28. A three-song sampler is available now via Soundcloud, see below.

Black and Miller were recently profiled on Last Call with Carson Daly, who caught up with the band when they played Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival. Footage, which includes both an interview and performance clips. Watch the Last Call With Carson Daly "Spotlight Feature" above.

The female outfit, whose music has been described by hometown alt-weekly The Georgia Straight as “frenzied freak pop, unvarnished punk, and desert-shimmer shoegaze,” reunited with Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six, The Mooney Suzuki) for the 11-song release. Diamond, a friend-turned-collaborator, also produced the band’s 2011 album, Unpersons, which earned The Pack A.D. a Juno nomination for “Breakthrough Group Of The Year.”

The Format Celebrates 10 Years Since 'Interventions And Lullabies' With Limited Edition Vinyl; Sells Out In 24 Hours

Earlier this week, The Format announced they'd celebrate the 10 year anniversary of debut album Interventions + Lullabies with the release of various limited edition vinyl, including The Format Ultimate Vinyl Bundle, Interventions + Lullabies Limited Edition 10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl, and Dog Problems Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl. Within 24 hours, the band's cult following had claimed every piece of the 1,000 pressed of each.

Due to the overwhelming response from fans, The Format has pressed additional Dog Problems 12" Deluxe Black Double Vinyl, as well as Interventions + Lullabies 12" Black Vinyl. This also marks the first time Interventions + Lullalbies has been available on vinyl.

Also still available is "Swans" 7" Die-Cut Bone Vinyl, shaped as, you guessed it, a swan. The song has never been released commercially, let alone on vinyl. It was originally recorded for a 2007 Mila Kunis film called Moving McAllister, and a live version appeared on the band's Live At The Mayan DVD, but it has never been available for purchase otherwise.

All merchandise is available here: http://hellomerch.com/collections/the-format.

Wanting Releases Sophomore Album 'Say The Words;' Already #1 In China And Across Asia

This week, Vancouver-based, Chinese-born singer/songwriter Wanting has released her sophomore album, Say The Words. Within 24 hours of its Universal Music China release in Asia (via a licensing deal with Nettwerk), the album, which Wanting co-produced with Grammy-award winning producer Ron Aniello, debuted at #1 on iTunes China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Additionally, “Love Ocean,” the lead single in Asia, shot to #1 on QQ, a Beijing based music streaming service boasting more than 780 million members.

With Say The Words, Wanting takes her piano-swept pop melodies to the next level, introducing elements of jazz and hip-hop on such tracks as Latin-groove tinged “Time, My Friend” (featuring Far East Movement), retro-soul “Exit This Way” and empowering rock-pop anthem “STHU.” Rounding out the album are two breakout ballads, “Love Ocean” and “When It’s Lonely,” sung in her native Mandarin, and upbeat “Us Under The Sunshine,” in both Mandarin and English.

Listen To “Time, My Friend” (Featuring Far East Movement):

Run River North To Release Self-Titled Debut (Feb 25); NPR Weekend Edition Feature Available Now

Newcomers Run River North (formerly Monsters Calling Home) is set to release their self-titled debut on February 25, 2014 via Nettwerk Records. With only a 6-song demo, the band has 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. To listen to the full interview, click HERE.

To support the “Fight To Keep” single release on October 15, the sextet head to New York for their only 2013 east coast performance. On Friday, October 18, the band will perform at Rockwood Music Hall as part of CMJ Music Marathon. After New York, the band will head west for a month-long residency at Hotel Café, starting Wednesday, November 6.

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