“[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”
“Their music is terrifically inspired and charmingly executed.” – The Village Voice
March 1, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Brooklyn-based Savoir Adore. Combining melodic indie pop with dramatic narratives, Savoir Adore is “musically and lyrically brave” (NME).
Formed in 2007, the fantasy pop-duo of Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro has become a fixture of Brooklyn’s indie scene. Following the release of The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in Her Throat and 2009’s In The Wooded Forest, the New York music press embraced the fantastic self-released Our Nature. On June 4th, Nettwerk will re-release the album with new, previously unreleased tracks. Details forthcoming.
Savoir Adore is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Family Of The Year, BOY, Passenger, Junkie XL, Ladytron, Morgan Page, Peter Murphy, Angus & Julia Stone, William Fitzsimmons, as well as catalogue artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Submarines and fun.
“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns…it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked…a vacation in a song.”
“intense and atmospheric” – RollingStone.com
“Just bring the ocean, Family Of The Year will bring the motion.” – IFC Channel
“If you’re familiar with FOTY, you already know (and probably love) their beach sound. If not, [St. Croix EP] is a fantastic introduction.” – Wild Honey Pie
"The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of LA-based Family Of The Year. Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats, the irresistibly catchy St. Croix EP is due March 6th via Nettwerk Records.
To parallel the playfulness of the title track, the band enlisted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders to “create a video that didn’t have to be taken too seriously,” says drummer Sebastian Keefe. Watch it above.
In case you missed it, Great Lake Swimmer's recently performed on NPR's Mountain Stage at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN. Listen to the full performance on NPR's website here: http://n.pr/swdHe0.
Stay tuned for more news from Great Lake Swimmers, including information on their new album due out in 2012.
Ivy's frontwoman, Parisian-born singer Dominique Durand, chatted with NPRWeekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz about the band's new album, All Hours. The feature ran this past Sunday, September 25, but is available for streaming on NPR.org here: http://n.pr/nPJvMX.
"Absolutely beautiful - a great new talent" - BBC Radio 1
“Top 10 At SXSW 2011” – Paste Magazine
“****” – MOJO
Released yesterday, Boots Met My Face by Nettwerk One’s Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow, is a joyous, heart-filled, orchestral-tinged and beautifully well-crafted album. Released earlier this year in the UK, the band received tremendous praises, including BBC, NPR, MOJO and Paste Magazine.
Comprised of lead singer and main writer Louis Abbott, Sarah Hayes, Joe Rattray, Kevin Brolly and Philip Hague, their sets go from simple voice and guitar compositions ("Four Bulbs"), through stomping Wilco-esque tunes to riotous cacophonies of white noise (see "Squealing Pigs" above); their songs about alienation within relationships and experiences of “youth” itself are sung and screamed with utter abandon while the band works themselves into a furious frenzy.
The full album is currently streaming at AOL Spinner, click HERE to listen.
Set for release March 8, Alexi Murdoch’s forthcoming album, Towards The Sun, is “the most alluring and fully realized collection of songs he's crafted so far,” – NPR. The full album is currently streaming on the site. Click HERE to listen.
Murdoch recorded the majority of Towards the Sun in Vancouver in a single night while on tour in North America in 2009. Revisiting the tracks months later in New York, Murdoch fleshed out the tracks with the help of musicians known for their work in Brooklyn’s independent music scene, including Jon Natchez (Beirut), Kelly Pratt (Beirut) and Kyle Resnick (The National).
Married folk-duo Deb Talan and Steve Tannen of The Weepies were recently feature on NPR's World Cafe. The pair are in the final stretch of their 35-city US tour behind their latest album Be My Thrill. Listen to the in-depth interview and acoustic performance HERE.
Former Be Good Tanyas frontwoman Frazey Ford stopped by the NPR offices in Washington, DC a couple weeks ago for a special acoustic performance at host Bob Boilen's desk for NPR's coveted Tiny Desk Concerts. Check it out HERE.
Says host Bob Boilen: "Ten years ago, I heard an astonishing voice stand out in a group filled with strong singers. The voice belonged to Frazey Ford; the group was The Be Good Tanyas.
The Be Good Tanyas released three outstanding albums — Blue Horse is still a favorite of mine — and then, silence. It's been four years since we've heard Ford's lilting, laid-back sound, but now she's back with a solo record. The album, Obadiah (which also features another Be Good Tanya, Trish Klein) follows Ford's love of rhythm and blues and traditional American country music.
Ford came to the NPR Music offices for this Tiny Desk Concert — armed with her acoustic guitar and a cheetah jumpsuit — and lulled our office with four beautiful tunes. If you loved The Be Good Tanyas, like me, you'll be thrilled to hear her sing again. And if you've never heard Frazey Ford, you're in for a treat."
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You don’t have to spend long in the company of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass to work out the secret behind the success of Swiss/German duo BOY’s debut album. Mutual Friends is a magical collection of songs – suffused with equal parts joy and melancholy – that reflects the two women’s personalities flawlessly. Mutual Friends is an album of simple, heartfelt pop decorated with art school elegance and occasional folky flourishes. Their infectiously catchy single, "Little Numbers," has collected more than 7 million views on YouTube.