“Don’t be fooled by the glittery jumpsuit. Frazey Ford is out for blood.”
-- NPR “First Watch” Video Premiere
Frazey Ford is done with the BS, and she’s letting the world know. The new video for “Done,” which premiered on NPR, shows Frazey and friends strutting the streets of East Vancouver as she sings the words to this “scathing breakup anthem.” (NPR)
To bring the video to life, Frazey collaborated with her many talented friends, including direction by Brian Lye and Jen Weih, production by Greg Compton, choreography by Alan Dobbs, camera work by Greg Gillespie and Chisno Saavedra and styling by Mila Franovic.
Hermitude, Australia’s award-winning duo, will release Dark Night Sweet Light on August 28 via Nettwerk Records. This week, Elefant Traks shares the album in Australia and it debuts at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart! Hermitude is one of Australia’s most in-demand touring acts and are set to make inroads in North America with festivals slots at Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Wakarusa, Osheaga, and most recently at SXSW, Summer Camp, Lighting In A Bottle, Counterpoint and BUKU Music + Art Project. Full festival dates below with headline shows to be announced in the coming weeks.
"While varied, their sound is never left floundering in the realms of mish-mash obscurity, instead finding a sense of direction balanced between indoor and dancefloor," - i-D Magazine
“…the duo have been steadily gaining their well-deserved momentum stateside” – Billboard
German singer-songwriter lùisa, who was recently signed to the Nettwerk label roster (EU only) is releasing her second album, Never Own, in Europe today. The video for her second single, "Vision," which she co-directed, is premiering with Nothing But Hope And Passion right now.
"We are told that we should believe in what we see – but what do we actually see as we are overwhelmed daily with millions of pictures? Probably we sometimes need to shut our eyes to see clearly," she explains the song's meaning. "This video is the visualization of a dream that I once had: in this dream I could meet the people, who do not exist anymore in this world."
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations share their latest music video for “Flag” from the current album, Nanna. A career-defining album, Nanna puts the once solo artist on his feet, playing guitar center stage, as he fronts The United Nations - a one-people musical force. Supporting the album, the band performs the new album on numerous festival stages across North America, including Summer Camp, BottleRock music festivals and most recently, Hangout, Shaky Knee and LEAF. Full tour dates below.
21-May Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
22-May Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
23-May Clarks Grove, MN @ Harmony Park - Revival Fest
26-May Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
27-May Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
28-May Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
29-May Napa, CA @ BottleRock Music Festival
30-May Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
31-May San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
02-June Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditorium
03-June Boulder, CO @ eTown
04-Bellvue,CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre
05-Aspen,CO @ Belly Up
In case you missed it, Good Old War performed their new single "Tell Me What You Want From Me" on VH1's Big Morning Buzz. The song is from their upcoming album Broken Into Better Shape, out June 30. Catch the band on tour this summer.
The fifth episode of Nettcast features bearded singer/songwriter William Fitzsimmons. Listen as William discusses his inspirataions, childhood nicknames (aka William Fatsimmons) and plays a round of "Guess That Reard!" Manson vs Jerry Garcia? Catch William on the road this spring/summer supporting his latest release, Pittsburgh.
Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma & Penny Palmer, with special guest Nettwerker Jack Heine!
Kidswerk Music and family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree are pleased to celebrate the release of Let’s Go, which is available now on iTunes. An animated music video for the album’s self-titled single “Let’s Go” was produced by Emmy Award winning director John Delaney (The Simpsons, MGM, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Hanna-Barbera) and can be streamed below.
Today, the children’s music group launch a string of western Canadian tour dates in Surrey, B.C. at the Central City Shopping Centre followed by several festival dates and ending in Whistler, B.C. on August 22nd. A full list of tour dates is outlined below.
“The band’s tunes are wholly and perfectly original” – Village Voice
“The Pack A.D. doesn’t operate with a scalpel’s surgical precision, but hacks away with the rough edge of a stone-sharpened machete. That’s how you show who’s boss” - Magnet
Out today, The Pack A.D. release a 4-song EP called Meta Animal. The EP features previously unreleased tracks, including a cover of Thee Oh Sees’ “Night Crawler" (available HERE via Nettwerk Records).
“"Motorvate" has become a staple in our live set and was never made available in North America. So, this is a way to rectify that. The song is about Detroit, after all. "Back in a Hole" is just a nice little ditty. Covering a Thee Oh Sees song was a no brainer, as they're a mutual favorite band of ours. Most of the appeal to choosing "Night Crawler,” was that we both sing the whole song…which is a first for us," says Maya Miller (drums/vocals).
Partnering with INKED Magazine, the duo shares the official music video for “Animal,” which appears on the EP and their 2013 album, Do Not Engage.
(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, honoree P!nk, singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen of The Weepies and BMI vice president & general manager, writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane; Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BMI
(Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BMI)
Indie pop/folk duo The Weepies attended BMI's 63rd Annual Pop Awards in Beverly Hills last Tuesday night (May 12), where P!nk received the BMI President's Award. As part of the evening's celebrations, P!nk invited The Weepies to perform one of her songs. The duo happily obliged with a special rendition of "F—in' Perfect."
The Weepies recently released their first new album in five years, Sirens, to critical praise. They'll launch a full band North American tour on May 29 (tour dates below).
----------------------------------------------------------------- Praise for Sirens:
“Sirens ultimately represents a definitive record in The Weepies’ catalog, not just for the backstory of its creation, but for its broad scope of musical layers and untiring search for emotional truths.” — Paste Magazine
“[Sirens is] an album of exquisitely artful songs… killer harmonies with smart lyrics.”
— Guitar World
"It’s hard to imagine a pair of voices more gracefully matched, songs more holistically optimistic but intelligently honest, or arrangements as gorgeously structured as what is contained herein. This is an exceptionally well-done record.” — The Bluegrass Situation
“Sirens, their most inspiring and captivating release to date, is a monstrous grand slam.” — Thank Folk For That
“Sirens captures that bittersweet dichotomy between sadness and optimism as artfully as ever...there’s a restless spark here that hasn’t always been present in the Weepies’ recordings...Sirens’ occasionally beefed-up sound is an evolution, not a departure.” — Diffuser.fm
“I love these guys. I think they’re amazing. And there’s something bolder about this new tune, about all the new stuff actually.” – Five Burgeoning Acts Recommend By Guy Garvey of Elbow (Read more here: http://bit.ly/1IBdjip)
Scottish indie quintet Admiral Fallow will release their new album, Tiny Rewards, on May 26 in North America (May 25 UK). The band’s third album is the follow up to 2012’s Tree Bursts In Snow, an album that saw them shed the constraints of nu-folk and swell into a more organic design, blending traditional with electronic, orchestral and indie. Tiny Rewards follows on this path, and for the first time, the songwriting process is a collaborative one, with each member’s individual skill and talent as important as the other.
Watch The Video For “Holding The Strings”:
As a Glasgow band prone to self-deprecation, Admiral Fallow will probably wince at the plaudits Tiny Rewards is about to receive. Heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically audacious and lyrically bewitching would fit the bill. The quintet, however, would more likely describe Tiny Rewards as a dozen songs from an 18-month experiment to do something different.