Artist News

Panic! At The Disco and fun. Team Up For New Single; Tour Kicks Off May 20


In anticipation of their Spring tour together, Panic! At The Disco and fun. have collaborated on a new song together.  The track, "C'mon," premiered exclusively on today and will be released in iTunes this Tuesday, May 17. The tour kicks off Saturday, May 20 in Philadelphia (full list of tour dates below). writes, "The duet combines the orchestral drama of Panic! with the pop smarts of fun., as the bands' frontmen Brendon Urie and Nate Ruess, respectively, croon about the redeeming powers of love over piano, strings, and a big rising melody."

Listen to "C'mon" and read the full story on HERE.

Dispatch To Release Brand New EP May 17; First New Songs In Over 10 Years

Dispatch, who are currently in rehearsals for their first national concert tour in nearly 10 years, which kicks off on June 3rd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre just outside of Denver, announced today that they will release an EP of all new music this coming Tuesday, May 17th. The EP marks the first time the band has released new music for sale in over a decade.

The self-titled EP will be available on the band’s website,, through iTunes and other online retailers, and will also be available for purchase on the road during the band’s highly anticipated summer tour. The band gave fans a preview of one of the EP’s tracks, “Melon Bend,” with a rousing performance of the song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon late last month. Watch the clip above or here

Keep reading for more information and tour dates...

Pomplamoose Covers "Angry Birds" Theme Song

Indie-duo Pomplamoose have just revealed a new videosong in which they cover the theme song to the addictive video game "Angry Birds." Check it out above. 

Pioneering the style of “videosongs” on popular video-sharing sites such as YouTube, Pomplamoose is a San Francisco-based indie music and indie jazz duo consisting of multi-instrumentalists Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn. Starting their online presence in the summer of 2008, Pomplamoose has garnered a strong and significant fan following ever since. They are known for their rich and brilliant layering of a multitude of instruments, which Jack Conte defines with two rules: what you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice), and if you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

The Weepies Release New Video For "Red Red Rose"

Folk-pop duo The Weepies recently premiered a new video for the track "Red Red Rose" from their latest full-length release Be My Thrill.  The critically acclaimed album debuted last year in the top 40 of the Billboard Top 200, as well as in the top 10 of the Digital Album Chart and #3 on the Folk Chart.  Check out the adorable video above and stay tuned for more news from The Weepies.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes (Dispatch & State Radio) To Release Solo Project - 'Simmerkane II,' Out June 28th

Chad Stokes of Dispatch & State Radio prepares to debut his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes. The solo project, titled Simmerkane II, will be in stores June 28th on Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records. Available the same day is a two-disc deluxe version that features three tracks recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Simmerkane II is inspired by Stoke’s train jumping adventures across the US, a metaphoric diary of the sights and sounds discovered on his travels. Produced by John Dragonetti (The Submarines), Simmerkane II features collaborations with friends and heroes – Carly Simon, Blake Hazard (The Submarines), Matt Embree (RX Bandits), The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) and aforementioned Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

ChinaShop Magazine Gets Up Close and Personal With Frazey Ford

ChinaShop Mag recently caught up with Frazey Ford at SXSW for an exclusive, super-intimate performance and interview.  Armed only with her guitar and her distinct voice, Frazey performed two songs: Al Green's "That's How Strong My Love Is" (above) and Neil Young's "Out On The Weekend."  Watch/read the full story at ChinaShop Mag

Stay tuned for more news from Frazey Ford.

The Submarines Announce UK Tour Dates With The Mountain Goats

The Submarines wrap their North American headline tour this Saturday, May 7 in their home city of Los Angeles at the Troubadour, but it won't be long before they are back out on the road.  The duo have just announced UK tour dates with the Mountain Goats starting Sunday, May 22 in Dublin and ending Monday, May 30 in Newcastle.  The Subs have been on the road since April 7 in support of their latest album Love Notes/Letter Bombs.  Once they return from the UK, they'll meet up with singer/songwriter Brett Dennen for a handful of June dates.  Full list of dates is below. 

Actress Abigail Breslin Unveils Singing Debut For New Film 'Janie Jones'

Actress Abigail Breslin recently recorded “Fight For Me,” a song that will appear on the upcoming soundtrack to her latest film, Janie Jones. Out now in iTunes, the emotional track was produced by Nick Launay, who also produced Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, which won the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year. The Janie Jones Soundtrack (Nettwerk) will debut this fall to coincide with the film’s theatrical release. Including “Fight For Me,” the soundtrack will feature a total of 7 songs recorded by the film's main actors, Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola, in addition to songs from William Fitzsimmons, Gemma Hayes and Patrick Watson. Listen to the track below. 

Abigail Breslin - Fight For Me [From the film "Janie Jones"] by nettwerkmusicgroup

Breslin told, "I was asked to do the movie and they asked me if I would sing and I said yes. I have never done that before, so I was so nervous." says Breslin.

(Keep reading for more information on Janie Jones.)

William Fitzsimmons Premieres New Video For "Beautiful Girl"

"[Gold In The Shadow] provides an emotional release and even a glimmer of hope."

"...hushed productions with lovely instrumentation that lingers long after the song has passed...[Gold In The Shadow] is a fine introduction to a worthwhile voice."
- Houston Chronicle

"[Gold in the Shadow] is nothing short of lovely; a deep, delicate listen that’s easy on the ears and cracking album charts internationally."
- Charlotte Observer

Indie troubadour, William Fitzsimmons, has released the official video for the "Beautiful Girl" from his current album, Gold In The Shadow (Nettwerk Records). The video premieres worldwide at The Sun UK, Exclaim! in Canada and HitFix in the US; check out the full post HERE.

Directed by AG Rojas, the uniquely compelling video juxtaposes light and dark and is an encouragement to those who struggle with anorexia. The subject is close to Fitzsimmons' heart, considering he’s “one of the few and the unproud” 5-10% of males suffering from the eating disorder.

William is currently on the road. See below for full tour dates.

Krishna Das Adds Tour Dates

Top-selling chant artist Krishna Das has added four additional stops to his June tour in the cities of Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago and Minneapolis. For the full list of new dates, see below. 

Das has been called the “Chant Master of American Yoga” by The New York Times and “Pavarotti of Kirtan” by Yoga Journal and is notable for making yoga and chant music more accessible to Western listeners. His music layers traditional kirtan – chanting of the divine names – over popular arrangements and songs. 

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