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Joshua Hyslop's Debut EP "Cold Wind" Out Today; Exclaim! Hosts Listening Party

Canadian music magazine Exclaim! is currently hosting an exclusive listening party of Joshua Hyslop's debut EP "Cold Wind," which came out today physically in Canada. Click HERE to read their full story and listen to the entire 6-song EP. 

Joshua Hyslop is a folk musician with a modern edge, pulling inspiration from artists like Ryan Adams, Iron and Wine and Sufjan Stevens. He finds song-writing inspiration from the people and relationships that surround him, writing about his experiences candidly to expose his own vulnerabilities, doubts, and conflicts. He has garnered much attention around his live shows, where he captivates audiences with his charming and genuine performances. Stay tuned for more news from this up and coming artist!

Guster Announces 6-Song EP & Tour Dates With Jack's Mannequin

Guster have just announced that they will release a new six-song EP called On The Ocean, out August 2 on their own Ocho Mule label. The EP features b-sides from their latest album Easy Wonderful, along with live acoustic tracks and remixes. 

Additionally, the band will join Jack's Mannequin on a co-headline tour that kicks off August 2, the same day the EP becomes available.  

Keep reading of On The Ocean track list and tour dates. 

The Pierces Release Brand New Video!

Nettwerk-managed band The Pierces have just released a brand new video for the track "It Will Not Be Forgotten," the 4th single from their latest crtically-acclaimed album You & I (May 2011). The single will be released on Tuesday, August 8. 

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Debuts At #18 on Billboard Heatseeker's Chart!

Chadwick Stokes - Coffee And Wine [Bonus Track] by nettwerkmusicgroup

“Beautiful” - AOL Spinner
"rustic folk masterpiece"- IGN
“Chad Stokes Urmston is a rock star. Make that a monster rock star” – Boston Herald

Dispatch and State Radio member Chadwick Stokes solo debut, Simmerkane II, released June 28 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers' chart. Inspired by Stokes’ freight hopping adventures across the U.S., the 10-track album was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) and includes guest appearances from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).

Featured on the digital and physical bonus versions are three songs recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. National Geographic is currently offering a free download of the track, “Coffee And Wine,” and a stream of video footage from the recording session will soon follow. In September, Stokes will embark on a 12-city solo tour; see dates below.

Ladytron Announces Tour Dates and Shares "Ambulances"

Ladytron - Selections from 'Gravity The Seducer' by nettwerkmusicgroup

“electro-pop auteurs Ladytron continue to evolve and impress” - Spin
“lovely” - MTV Hive

Nettwerk Records’ recording artist, Ladytron, will embark on a major North American fall tour in support of their forthcoming album, Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK). The month-long tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on September 22nd and wraps up in Miami, FL on October 15th.

While they prepare to release the upcoming video for single "White Elephant," the UK-based quartet (Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo) decided to offer up another track from the Gravity The Seducer to tide fans over. Meticulously crafted, “Ambulances” experiments with orchestral elements pooled with ethereal vocals that erupt into a beautiful cacophony of keys, percussions and strings before subsiding into a foreboding silence.

Morgan Page Debuts First Single From New Album!

The latest release from Grammy-nominated remixer and producer Morgan Page is a mélange of dance music all-stars. A collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and featuring Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik), the track titled "In the Air" is the first single (out July 5 on Beatport.com) from Page's upcoming studio album, set to drop later this year. Page has said that "In The Air" is about capturing the excitement of being in the moment. Volleying from BT, Sultan and Shepard's unique live instruments into gorgeous synth swells, the song is as expansive as it is enthralling. And as for Angela McCluskey's vocals, they can only be described as hauntingly powerful. Fun fact about "In The Air": McCluskey had a unique approach to penning the lyrics by clipping out magazine headlines. 

To check out a snippet of the track, see above video piece.  Enjoy!

In Case You Missed It: Peter Murphy Talks With Extra!

Peter Murphy stopped by The Grove in Los Angeles to chat with TV newsmagazine show Extra while he was in town promoting his new album Ninth. Check out the video interview above and read the full story HERE

Kidstreet Releases Third Single "Birthday Boy"

Waterloo trio Kidstreet releases their third single "Birthday Boy" today. The rambunctious electro dance single will be accompanied by an exclusive b-side, the infectious high-energy track "Penny Candy.” Listen to both tracks below.

Kidstreet - "Birthday Boy" Digital Single by nettwerkmusicgroup

Keep reading for more information.

Debut Video From Blush Featuring Snoop Dogg Is First Ever Designed Using iPad Brushes App

FarWest Entertainment announced the premiere of the global debut single by Blush yesterday, June 21, as part of Yahoo! Music Monday. The animated video for “Undivided” features Snoop Dogg and marks the first-ever music video created solely utilizing the Brushes App for iPad.

Blush is Victoria, Natsuko, Angeli, Ji Hae and Alisha, five gifted girls whose edgy and fun music is delivered with a unique spin. “Undivided” is an irresistible anthem of solidarity and devotion that heralds the arrival of a group that embodies the style and spirit of girls everywhere, all with a sound and attitude like no other international act today. Snoop Dogg guests on the song’s vocal track and revolutionary new animated clip, as well as a forthcoming performance video of the single.

The clip, created by acclaimed animator Shawn Harris, was inspired by early ’80s animation from The Electric Company and Sesame Street as well as wall graffiti by mysterious international artist Blu. The final “Undivided” video features about 7,000 painstaking finger brush strokes. “The best media for this technique wasn't print, but video,” explains Harris. “The Brushes application isn't designed specifically for animation, but if you can manage to be deliberate enough to record each brush-stroke as a separate frame, it lends itself to a very organic-feeling style of stop-motion finger-painting. The video is an exposed process--basically one painting, painted over and over and over itself.”

(Keep reading for more information...)

Angus & Julia Stone Win Big At APRA Awards

The accolades keep pouring in for Aussie bro/sis duo Angus & Julia Stone, who won two major awards at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney on June 21. The pair took home the peer-voted Song Of The Year award for stand-out single "Big Jet Plane" and the coveted Songwriter Of The Year award, which is picked by the APRA board of directors.

This is the latest in a slew of honorable recognition that Angus & Julia have received around their sophomore album Down the Way.  They took home Single and Album Of The Year at the 2010 ARIA Awards, and grabbed the #1 spot on triple J's Hottest 100 earlier this year. 

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