“Songs like ‘Fascinated’...sparkle with a catchy confidence that’s filtered through an ‘80s pop prism...” – BlackBook
Today, indie-pop trio Ivy releases a new track entitled “Fascinated” from their long-awaited fifth studio album All Hours, out September 20, 2011. To celebrate the album’s release, the NYC-based trio--Parisian-born singer Dominique Durand, Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger--recently announced their first live show in five years at the Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, September 24 in their home city with special guest Tahiti 80.
Listen to “Fascinated” and other selections from All Hours below.
National Geographic recently posted the above video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch/State Radio) collaborating with the SierraLeone's Refugee All-Stars on the track "Coffee And Wine," which appears on the deluxe version of Stokes new solo album Simmerkane II.
Stokes released Simmerkane II last month (Ruff Shod/Nettwerk), which 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).
In September, Stokes will embark on a 12-city solo tour (keep reading for dates).
Blush--Victoria, Natsuko, Angeli, Ji Hae and Alisha--will make their American television TONIGHT when they perform their debut single “Undivided” (FarWest Entertainment) with Snoop Dogg on FOX’s wildly popular “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” show. In addition, Fox.com will exclusively premiere Blush’s performance video for “Undivided” featuring Snoop Dogg. For a limited time only, viewers will be able to download the single for free (limited quantity available) from the five gifted girls whose edgy and fun music is delivered with a unique spin. Details available on fox.com/dance.
Last month, BLUSH’s hotly anticipated global debut single--currently #27 on Billboard’s dance chart--premiered on Yahoo.com via the animated video for “Undivided” to an overwhelming response. The animated clip for “Undivided” which also featured Snoop Dogg marked the first-ever music video created solely utilizing the Brushes App for iPad.
Visionary artist BT recently unveiled a brand new video for track "A MillIon Stars" from his Grammy®-nominated album These Hopeful Machines. The video featuresthe talented Kirsty Hawkshaw on vocals, and was produced and edited by Christopher Andrew from Stoptime 341 Productions (additional video content and animations by A Lune Blue and Duncan Frazier).
A true collaboration between BT and Kirsty Hawkshaw, the single package of "A Million Stars" will be released on August 16th and features new remixes from Marc Simz, Myon & Shane 54, Jason van Wyk, Airwave, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Digital Stories and Save The Robot.
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 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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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!
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