Louis Abbott, frontman for critically acclaimed Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow, will be in New York City for Scotland Week 2013, and he's taking the opportunity to perform an intimiate solo show of Admiral Fallow material on Monday, April 8 at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2). Tickets and info can be found HERE.
“This Canadian trio has been slowly building up a following for their quirky indie-pop sound, and now with a Juno nomination, their first charting single… Hey Ocean! are on the verge of blowing up big…” – PopMatters
"IS is a precious breath of cotton-candied air, with sixteen tracks that’ll make you dance in your jammies..." – mxdwn.com
“Their sound changes throughout the album from alt country to surf pop to throwback dance rock, and they pull it off to near perfection.” – Lemonade Magazine
"The wonderful melodies of IS swim to blissful heights." – ArtistDirect.com
“Hey Ocean!'s latest album, ‘IS,’ is chockablock with swirling keyboards, guitar hooks and infectious harmonies." - Bend Bulletin
“Sweet-toothed and crafted to pop radio perfection, there's a lot to like about Hey Ocean's music.” – Bakersfield Californian
“We can thank our neighbors to the north for exporting yet another first-rate band in indie pop trio Hey Ocean!, whose infectious new album ‘Is’ should put these talented Canadians on the map in the United States.” – The Daily News
Vancouver indie-pop trio Hey Ocean! are heading into the second phase of their first major U.S. tour today in Jacksonville, FL. After a successful run of west coast dates, the band headed into Austin for SXSW on the heels of landing a 2013 Juno Award nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.” This next phase takes them up the east coast to markets like Philadelphia, Boston, and New York before heading back to the Midwest to finish up in Chicago and Minneapolis The trio will then return to Canada for more shows, including Surrey’s “Party for the Planet” on Saturday, April 27th, as part of a line-up that also includes LIGHTS.
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On June 17th, Guster will join Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five for the Last Summer On Earth 2013 tour. A rollicking roadshow, Last Summer On Earth 2013 will hit 30 arenas and amphitheaters across the country, kicking off at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX.
2012’s inaugural edition of Last Summer On Earth tour was listed amongst the top “ten hottest summer package tour of 2012” (Rolling Stone) and spotlighted by Entertainment Weekly on the “2012 Summer Must List.” Ryan Miller from Guster, Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds partnered with Rolling Stone for a video to announce the 2013 Summer tour.
Guster recently self-released Guster: Live Acoustic, a collection of live recordings from their 2012 acoustic tour. It’s been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004’s Guster On Ice – and two years since their last studio album, Easy Wonderful. The sixteen tracks from Live Acoustic are a musical tribute to the varied faces and places that made last year’s travels one of the most remarkable in Guster’s impressive career.
“I guess we could have called it Live at Various Theaters,” says drummer Brian Rosenworcel, referencing the fact that the songs on the album were culled from many performances and not just one. “Actually, I wish we’d called it Live at Various Theaters. Is it too late to call it Live at Various Theaters?”
“As one of New York's best kept indie-pop secrets, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro spin yarns of love and longing, against a body-moving backdrop of sleek dance beats.” – WFUV
“[Savoir Adore] intuitively sharpen their dreamy dialogues with wiry, earthy hooks and defiant dance beats: the result is an ingenious marriage of esoteric artistry and easy accessibility.” – NPR “10 Artists You Should’ve Known in 2012”
Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore will join On An On as support for an east coast run of dates, starting April 4th in Washington, DC. The fantasy pop duo, who recently sold-out their first headline show at Brooklyn’s Glasslands, will re-release their album Our Nature with a brand new track called “Beating Hearts” on June 18th via their new label home of Nettwerk Records.
Lead single “Dreamers” will be released as a 4-track EP, including a previously unreleased cover of the Thomson Twins’ “Hold Me Now,” on April 9th on iTunes. Watch the video for "Dreamers" above.
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After a little winter break from his world tour last year in support of his sophomore full-length album Rob Me Blind, NYC-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan will return to the road on Monday, April 29 in DC for a run of spring tour dates.
Watch The Official Video For Album Title Track "Rob Me Blind" Here:
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Nominees for the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) were announced yesterday, and three Nettwerk recording artists received nods: Morgan Page (Dance/Electronica Album), Wanting (Adult Contemporary Album) and Angus Stone (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album). Additionally, Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride is one of the many esteemed judges on the panel, which also includes industry vets and influential artists like Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone) and Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour).
According to the official press release from the IMAs, "more than 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe." Read the full official press release HERE.
Victoria, B.C.-based Current Swell partners with CMT.com to reveal the official music video for “I Want A Bird” from their recent release, Long Time Ago (via Nettwerk Records).
Directed by Leah Nelson, Partner at production company Giant Ant (Nintendo, PBS, NBA, Target), the video is bright and playful, overlaid with animation while the band plays instruments made of paper.
The roots rock band started with modest expectations, playing shows in settings that ranged from backyards to beaches and using social media to grow their audience. Since then, they have supported artists like Dispatch, Xavier Rudd, K’Naan, K-OS, The Beach Boys, The Tragically Hip and more. Through the years of constant touring and slow but steady build of momentum, Current Swell—Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar), Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums)—have continuously grown as songwriters and live performers, while keeping their sound authentic to who they are as individuals and as a unit.
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Artists from Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing (NW1) divisions are getting ready to make their way down to Austin. Below, please find information and showcase schedules for each attending artist: BOY, Family of the Year, Current Swell, Hey Ocean!, Savoir Adore, Royal Canoe, The Cadillac Three and SHEL.
BOY (Label) https://www.facebook.com/listentoboy
Chosen as one of NPR Music’s “Austin 100,” this Swiss/German female duo makes their SXSW debut as their album Mutual Friends lands at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The album is already Gold-certified in Germany, with infectious single “Little Numbers” boasting close to 8 million views on YouTube. The ladies of BOY have enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike, with featured coverage in major national outlets like The New York Times, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Alternative Press, Filter, Bust and many more. In the coming days and weeks, the ladies of BOY will appear on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, WXPN’s World Café and Sirius XM’s Spectrum and Coffee House. “Little Numbers” was chosen as iTunes “Single of the Week,” as well as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week.”
Wed, March 13 3:00pm - KCRW Party @ Radio Day Stage/Convention Center
Wed, March 13 11:30pm - Central Presbyterian Church
Thur, March 14 12:30pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
Thur, March 14 2:45pm - HomeSlice Pizza MXTS Party @ Homeslice Pizza
Thur, March 14 7:00pm - Bust Magazine Presents @ 4407 Ave C
Fri, March 15 12:00am - The Show @ Hickory Street
Sat, March 16 1:30pm - Baeble Music’s Launch Pad Party @ Peckerheads
FAMILY OF THE YEAR (Label/Management) https://www.facebook.com/familyoftheyear Since the release of Loma Vista, FOTY has been included in Entertainment Weekly’s “15 New Stars We Love,” Paste Magazine/SonicBids “Emerging artists of 2013,” Billboard Magazine’s “Bubbling Under,” KCRW’S “Local Bands We Love” and featured as Interview Magazine’s “Discovery” band. With standout track “Hero,” FOTY has made a run of late-night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN and two episodes of Late Night With Carson Daly. Four weeks since their Billboard radio chart debut, "Hero" cracks Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart and Top 20 at Alternative Radio (amongst the 5 most added at the format). By what now constitutes the core of FOTY—Joe Keefe (vocals, guitar), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitar, vocals), and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals)—the group has shared the stage with notable artists such as fun., Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk The Moon, Good Old War, Grouplove, and others. What’s next? A 2013 North American headline tour with friends The Mowgli’s.
Wed, March 13 7:45pm – Austin City Limits Live SXSW Showcase @ Moody’s Theatre
Thur, March 14 4:00pm – KCSN Showcase @ Radio Day Stage/Austin Convention Center
Fri, March 15 12:15pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
“’Leave Behind Your Ego’ is a propulsive, full-bodied space journey”
– Scripps Howard News Service
Dutch-born musician, remixer and producer Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) shares the official music video for standout track “Leave Behind Your Ego” (featuring spoken word by Timothy Leary).
Directed by John Christopher Pina (Kanye West, John Legend, Seal, Common), the video is perfectly paired with the blistering synth swells of Holkenborg’s 808. Featuring excerpts of Leary’s spoken word, the video is “carefully constructed sound meets meticulously chosen imagery in illuminating the haunting words of Leary through a transmigration from the walls and pathways of ever-present modern technology, down through the mirror of chaos in man-made structures, and through to the abstract serenity of nature,” says Pina.
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Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has reached #1 in 14 countries, and climbed to #2 on the UK charts, where both the single and album All The Little Lights are now certified Gold. Predicted by Shazam to one of the Top 10 Songs of the Summer, "Let Her Go" has sold more than 1.5 Million digital copies worldwide, and the accompanying video boasts more than 47 Million YouTube views. The UK troubadour returns to North America for his largest headline tour to date, starting July 10 in Vancouver.