Today, influential Canadian outfit Delerium releases their third single “Chrysalis Heart” featuring Stephanie Lang from their first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera (out now via Nettwerk Records). The single release includes several remixes from Stereojackers vs. Mark Loverush, Ido and Sleepthief.
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Directed by Jose Ho-Guanipa, the black & white video for “Chrysalis Heart” draws its cinematic influences from the femme fatale film noir and the always treacherous “love triangle.” Filmed as a split-screen, two visually congruent narratives play side by side – one in forward motion and the other in reverse.
Recorded in 2011 at the start of the album process, “Chrysalis Heart” is the perfect gateway to the collection as a whole.
On August 27th, Nettwerk Records will release a proper introduction to The Pack A.D. in the form of an EP titled Some Sssongs. The EP is a 5-song collection of tracks from previous albums (“Sirens,” “Haunt You,” “Positronic,” and “Deer”) and a new track (“BatteringRam”) from their upcoming 5th LP Do Not Engage, set for release early 2014.
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The Pack A.D. is poised to make the crucial breakthrough long predicted by the Canadian music press and presaged by the ever-swelling ranks of its faithful fan base. Formed in 2006, The Pack is an act that’s earned its current “bubbling under” status the old-fashioned way: by showing up and showing the people the goods one city and one new fan at a time and then coming back, time and again, with even more to offer.
The Pack A.D. will be playing in New York City (Tuesday, September 10 at Pianos) and before making their way to Los Angeles for a mini residency (Monday, October 7 at TheSatellite and Monday, October 14 at Chris Douridas’ School Night at Bardot).
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are set to release their debut album States on October 1st via Nettwerk Records.
Throughout States there’s nods to Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan (stripped down duet “Never Heard A Sound”); energetic pop odes to angry individualists (“Young”); and rough and messy rock (“A Lesson From Mr Gray”). With the seven minute album closer “I Done You So Wrong,” States is as unique as it is captivating.
The Paper Kites enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Tim Coghill, a composer who appears on six tracks. It was Coghill’s touch in the studio, which saw further additions of color, including musical boxes and bowing cymbals (on first single “St Clarity”), clarinets and brass sections (“Portrait 19”), violin, cello and violas and other soundscape additions.
Last month, The Paper Kites shared the first single from States, the official music video for “St. Clarity.” Directed by two-time ARIA winning director Natasha Pincus, who also helmed the celebrated video for Gotye’s Grammy-winning track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the video is a gorgeous blend of music and Pincus’ exquisite storytelling.
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Australia’s Boy & Bear to its worldwide label roster.
With their debut LP Moonfire, Sydney’s five piece Boy & Bear won an astonishing five wins at 2011’s ARIA awards, 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.
On October 29, the band will release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream. Conceived and ‘birthed’ in their hometown of Sydney, their bold and brave new album was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).
Lead single, “Southern Sun,” has a powerful urgency, not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, with a sprinkling of strings and brass that brings life and color to a track that bridges the new with the familiar. Watch the official music video for "Southern Sun" below.
"This indie pop threesome is guaranteed to be a pleasant surprise to Warped Tour attendees who have not yet heard them." -- The Aquarian
Hey Ocean! has released IS Acoustic EP, a 4-track EP featuring acoustic versions of album tracks from their latest album and Nettwerk debut, IS. Earlier this week, Earbuddy.net premiered the EP exclusively; check out the postHERE, and listen to the Acoustic EP below.
The Vancouver indie-pop trio is making their Warped Tour debut this week. For a full list of dates, click HERE
Singer/songwriter Jay Brannan has announced plans to release a new covers EP, aptly titled Around The World In 80 Jays, on September 3, 2013. The EP is an acoustic collection of nine cover songs performed in six different languages. The EP begins with Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys On Mopeds” in English, followed by Selena’s hit Spanish single “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” From there, the listener is taken on a world voyage through Germany, France, Brazil and Italy. The EP wraps in English with a cover of the Patty Griffin-written, Dixie Chicks-performed folk song “Top of the World.”
In conjunction with the EP’s release, Jay has also announced fall world tour plans, starting with two shows in his home of New York City at Joe’s Pub on Friday, September 6 and Saturday September 7. Though Jay has captivated fans with his special blend of sweet and sad folk songs peppered with a healthy dose of cynical humor, his live audiences have also come to anticipate witty musings on daily life and an array of potential cover songs, ranging from Joni Mitchell to Nicki Minaj.
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A few months ago, Vancouver trio Hey Ocean! learned about a very special fan named Super Ben, a 2 year old boy battling cancer. Ben’s grandmother wrote to the band to say their music was keeping Ben and his family smiling and dancing through the tough times.
This wasn’t the first time the infectious Hey Ocean! had heard from fans about the impact of their music on their lives. "We've gotten a lot of marriage stories from fans," says bassist and vocalist Dave Vertesi. "One of our songs played while a couple walked down the aisle. Another woman recently told us that our music is the only thing that soothes her baby during crying fits. Our music encompasses these big moments for them, and that’s incredible."
Inspired by Super Ben and the rest of their fervent fanbase, Hey Ocean! teamed up with Switchcam, the social video creation platform, to invite fans to submit videos of themselves breaking out their hottest dance moves to album track “Make A New Dance Up.” Switchcam’s technology, which in the past had focused on collecting fan-sourced live concert videos, allowed Hey Ocean! to set up a video upload page to easily collect submissions from fans (here: http://bit.ly/WiGjlZ). The result was over 100 videos submitted by over 1000 people across the globe.
Brett Welch, CEO of Switchcam, was excited to push the platform in a novel direction. “We’ve worked with many artists on fan-sourced concert videos, as Switchcam makes it easy to collect videos from fans and then automatically sync and stitch them into one video.” Welch says. “Hey Ocean!’s idea to take the Switchcam platform global and use it to create an official music video by the fans, for the fans… we just got really excited. And the result is priceless; it’s so playful and fun. You can’t help but smile.”
Vancouver-based band Hey Ocean! will bring their dynamic live show back to the States this summer, including a number of dates on the Vans Warped Tour, as well as an appearance at Summerfest, alongside fellow Nettwerk artists Family of the Year (Label and Artist Management) and fun. (Artist Management); all dates are below. The band’s latest video for album track “Change” is set in an alternative world where zombies and humans attempt to coexist peacefully. Watch it above.
The alt/pop trio, who were nominated for 2013 Juno for “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year,” completed their first major tour of the States, including a stop through Austin for SXSW, earlier this year in support of their latest album IS, which Nettwerk released in late January.
Nettwerk is thrilled to announce the signing of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw to its label roster, and has officially released her track "Ashes Like Snow" on iTunes ahead of the song's prominent use in tomorrow's season finale of Criminal Minds. Check out the lyric video for the track above.
Lily also just announced a new tour date in Los Angeles on May 27th at Hotel Cafe.
"If you were to marry the harmonies and psychedelic pop of Animal Collective with the frenzied vocal phrasing of Modest Mouse and throw in the falsettos of the Temper Trap for good measure, you can imagine Royal Canoe’s sound.” -- BaebleMusic
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The Winnipeg natives have signed with Nettwerk for Europe, and will release a numbered 10” vinyl Extended Play EP on May 10 (Germany)/May 13 (UK/Europe),followed by a full length album later in the year. The lead track on the 10” EP, "Hold on to The Metal" will be available for free download HERE. Watch the video for the track above.
Royal Canoe held the #1 spot at We Are Hunted for 3-weeks, and Filter Magazine declares, “Buckle up – the band is anything but your standard indie-pop. Known for their genre bending approach and their songs are clearly written with innovation in mind. We dare you not to dance.” After a successful appearance at SXSW, they are now gearing up for a heavy few months of touring with dates in the U.S. and Europe including shows at the Great Escape Festival, and performances with Fol Chen, Of Montreal, ON AN ON and more to support the release of their EP. European tour dates are listed after the jump.
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