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William Fitzsimmons Releases Acoustic Videos For "Beautiful Girl" and "Blood And Bones"

"William Fitzsimmons has the ability to make a compelling video by playing a song by himself in someone's backyard. I don't know how he does it; I am just glad he does."
- Paste Magazine

Over the last couple of weeks, Fitzsimmons released two acoustic videos at Paste Magazine. The stripped-down performances featured tracks from his current album, Gold In The Shadow - "Beautiful Girl" (see above), and bonus track from the two-disc deluxe version, "Blood And Bones." Fitzsimmons is currently on tour in Europe, see dates below.

Peter Murphy Releases New Single; Announces Special Appearances Around Release Of 'Ninth'

Just two weeks from the release of his new solo album Ninth, which the LA Times called “…one of the strongest of his career” and “…a dynamic rock record,” Peter Murphy’s latest single “Seesaw Sway” is out now in iTunes. The track premiered exclusively yesterday on the LA Times website, alongside a feature on the iconic front man. Read the full story HERE.

Peter Murphy - Seesaw Sway by nettwerkmusicgroup

To celebrate the release of Ninth, Murphy will return to the States for select in-store appearances and live shows, starting in New York City with an acoustic set and signing at J&R Music World on release day, Tuesday, June 7. (Keep reading for full list of dates.)

New York Trio Ivy Returns With New Album This Fall; First Single Out June 7

 

IVY returns to Nettwerk to release their long-awaited fifth studio album this fall, title/release date TBA. The upcoming release -- written, produced and mixed by the band in their own Manhattan studio -- is their first in six years and the follow up to 2005’s critically acclaimed In The Clear.

Fans will get a taste of the new album when Ivy releases their first single, “Distant Lights,” on June 7, 2011. A slow-building, hypnotic and danceable track, “Distant Lights” manages to sound simultaneously like classic Ivy and like nothing they've ever quite done before. Singer Dominique Durand says, "This record feels like a new beginning for Ivy. We have never been as excited about one of our records as we are about this one."

Morgan Page Set To Perform At Sunset Junction 2011

Sunset Junction Fair reveals their partial line-up for this year's seminal Los Angeles event.  Included amongst the now announced artists is our very own, Morgan Page.

Set for Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, the neighborhood festival has been celebrating the community's diverse music, food and culture for the last 31 years.  Over the years, notable performances include Beck, Elliot Smith, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Keys, Chaka Khan and others.

Ladytron Releases "White Elephant"; Reveals Album Cover & Track List

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In anticipation of their upcoming, 12-track studio album Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK), Ladytron have released lead single “White Elephant.” The track is an album flagship - infectious pop beats married faithfully to vintage analogue while experimenting with orchestral instrumentation.

Additionally, the band has revealed the album’s cover art and track list. For the album artwork, Ladytron enlisted pulp art Director and Photographer, Neil Krug (Ratatat, Sea Wolf, Devendra Banhart), whose photography often touches on a rough, vintage, psychedelic feel.

Stayed tuned for more information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the band will be touring Europe, see dates after the jump.

In Case You Missed It: Old Crow Medicine Show On 'A Prairie Home Companion'

After wrapping up the Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe, Old Crow Medicine Show headed over to the Fox Theatre in Detroit for a special live performance on A Prairie Home Companion.  Segments of the show are available for streaming HERE

Keep reading for Old Crow Medicine Show tour dates.

The Be Good Tanyas To Release Limited-Edition 'Blue Horse' Vinyl; Band Reunites For Tour Dates

“The combination of delicacy and fire in the act’s three-part vocal harmonies – added to the conviction of its performances – means that it only takes a few seconds of listening to [Blue Horse] to understand why Nettwerk signed the trio.” - Billboard

“On its debut, this all-female British Columbia trio, much like kindred new traditionalist spirits like Gillian Welch, explores a carefully chosen selection of deep country, early American folk, lonesome blues and soul.” – Rolling Stone

It’s been 10 years since Vancouver-based, alt-folk trio The Be Good Tanyas released their critically-lauded debut album Blue Horse on Nettwerk Records. To celebrate, the band has announced that they will released a special, limited edition 180-gram vinyl on July 5, 2011, with a deluxe 2-LP gatefold, 28-page songbook and digital download card. The vinyl will include the 12 original tracks from Blue Horse, as well as three previously unreleased bonus tracks.

The Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton and Trish Klein—have achieved cult status since their inception in the late ‘90s. With classic albums like Blue Horse (2000), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006), the three young women were met with ever growing critical and fan acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews in Rolling Stone and MOJO, and selling out concert halls across North America and Europe. Combining original material with traditional standards, the Tanyas’ stunning vocals and seamless harmonies, combined with gorgeous acoustic instrumentation, resulted in music that was warm, honest and captivating.

Keep reading for more information on the Blue Horse vinyl and tour dates...

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

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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 Spin.com 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). 

Spin.com 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 Spin.com 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, www.dispatchmusic.com, 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).

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