Vancouver-based indie pop trio Hey Ocean! are bringing their unbridled spirit Stateside with the release of their latest full-length album IS, out January 29, 2013 via Nettwerk Records. The album combines irresistible hooks and infectious melodies with dreamy keyboards and crystal clear guitars, all of which can be heard on lead single “Big Blue Wave,” available digitally on December 11, 2012 (watch the video above).
Hey Ocean!—Dave Vertesi [vocals/bass], Ashleigh Ball [vocals/flute], David Beckingham [vocals/guitar]—are three mischievous personalities who, when combined, form a dynamic live presence that keeps concertgoers captivated and on their feet. Whether headlining or opening for the likes of Cat Empire and Bedouin Soundclash, the trio consistently enchants the initiated and uninitiated alike, leaving crowds smiling every time.
Stay tuned for U.S. tour news in the coming weeks.
Kicking off 2013, Nettwerk Management artist Guster will self-release Guster: Live Acoustic, a collection of live recordings from their 2012 acoustic tour (out January 8, 2013). To watch the 1-Minute album trailer, click above.
It’s been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004’s Guster On Ice – and two years since their last studio album, Easy Wonderful. The sixteen tracks from Live Acoustic are a musical tribute to the varied faces and places that made last year’s travels one of the most remarkable in Guster’s impressive career.
“I guess we could have called it Live at Various Theaters,” says drummer Brian Rosenworcel, referencing the fact that the songs on the album were culled from many performances and not just one. “Actually, I wish we’d called it Live at Various Theaters. Is it too late to call it Live at Various Theaters?”
While the members of the band mainly stick to the acoustic guitars on Live Acoustic, the songs are fleshed out with Charlene Huang on violin and April Guthrie on cello – helping to bring out the parts and arrangements that have made Guster’s studio recordings such mainstays.
UK rock band The Rifles have shared a new video for the track "Long Walk Back" from their latest album Freedom Run. The video plays like a short film, starring acclaimed UK actors Jonny Owen and Vicky McClure as a couple, who on a night out with friends, has a huge argument in a pub.
The opening scene is set at The Boogaloo in London, where fans were invited to be featured as extras. The video follows Jonny and Vicky, as they take their long walks home separately, passing places that spark memories of falling in love, leading to their reconciliation in the end.
Out this week, State Radio release Live In Boston, a collection of live tracks recorded in Boston in 2010. The band is currently on tour to support the release of their latest release, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (out now via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records).
11/15/12 - Lawrence @ Bottleneck
11/16/12 - Boulder @ Fox Theatre
11/17/12 - Boulder @ Fox Theatre
11/29/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro Chicago
11/30/12 - Toronto @ El Mocambo
12/01/12 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
12/06/12 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
12/07/12 – New York, NY @ Slipper Room*
12/08/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/14/12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
12/15/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
* Chadwick Stokes Solo Date
Hi-def gets dialed down low for Junkie XL's video for electro-anthem "Gloria" (featuring DATAROCK) which makes its debut today at Youtube.com/JunkieXLOfficial. Directed by John Christopher Pina (KanyeWest, JohnLegend, Seal, Common) and produced by CleanSweep, the video is a flashback to a 1990’s sitcom—authentic down to low grade video, Guess cut off jean shorts and a Chevy convertible--where a young student fantasizes a far more 'smooth and refined' version of himself for the perfect weekend escape with the girl of his dreams. It features a cameo from Junkie XL as a high-school teacher.
“Gloria” appears on Junkie XL’s (Tom Holkenborg) new album Synthesized, set for release on November 27 via Nettwerk Records. This is his first album in four years and the sixth full-length LP in his 15-year career. Other cuts on the album include “OffTheDancefloor,” “LoveMachine” (a track he produced with TommieSunshine) and “Synthesized.”
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the latest addition to its label roster, BOY – a contagious confection that is spreading across the internet like wildfire. Since conquering their native Germany and Switzerland, the Hamburg-based duo is ready to ship their sharp brand of pop to the rest of the world.
Nettwerk will release BOY’s debut album, Mutual Friends, in North America early next year, with tour dates to follow. The album has already sold over 100,000 copies in Germany, while their irresistible debut single “Little Numbers” boasts over 6 million YouTube views and counting (watch above).
Of the signing, Nettwerk Co-founder and VP of International A&R/Publishing Mark Jowett says, “Nettwerk is thrilled to have signed BOY. They have crafted this album like a perfect diamond…with gorgeous vocals, timeless lyrics and impeccable arrangements. We can't wait to share their fantastic debut with North America.”
To celebrate the release of the Deluxe Version of her debut album Everything In The World, Chinese-born, Vancouver-based artist Wanting shares a new lyric video for the track "Untitled." Out now, this digital-only deluxe version contains 19 songs, three of which are previously unreleased. Watch the video above.
The 2012 holiday season has officially arrived. Store shelves that recently housed Halloween candy and witch hats are suddenly stocked with tree lights, garland and red and green-colored chocolate kisses, which means it’s also time for Nettwerk Music Group’s yearly holiday offering. Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas is out November 20th.
Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas features previously unreleased, original Christmas songs from Great Lake Swimmers, Current Swell, Ash Koley and Liam Titcomb, as well as original holiday tracks from fun., Family of the Year, Jay Brannan, Hey Ocean! and more. Traditional holiday songs also appear on the album, like Sixpence None The Richer’s rendition of “Angels We Have Heard On High,” The Rifles brit-rock take on “Sleigh Bells” and a newly arranged version of “Silent Night” from Joshua Hyslop. The title track comes from Scottish orchestral folk/rock band Admiral Fallow.
Listen to a sampling of Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas here:
Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas track listing:
*1. fun. - "Believe In Me"
*2. Family of the Year - "OMG It's Christmas"
3. Sixpence None The Richer - "Angels We Have Heard on High"
*^4. Great Lake Swimmers - "Hang A String Of Lights"
*^5. Liam Titcomb - "Generosity"
*^6. Ash Koley - "If I Had A Lighthouse"
*7. Jay Brannan - "Dear Santa"
^8. Joshua Hyslop - "Silent Night"
*9. Hey Ocean! - "Tonight It's Christmas Time"
^10. The Rifles - "Sleigh Ride"
*11. Admiral Fallow - "Isn't This World Enough"
*^12. Current Swell - "Christmas Alone"
*^13. Joshua Hyslop - "Winter's Night"
*14. Aliqua - "Christmas Angel"
Admiral Fallow have just released a new music video for the track "Isn't This World Enough" from their sophomore album Tree Bursts In Snow. The video plays much like a tour diary, including footage from their travels across the UK and US over the past two of years.
The song also acts as the title track to Nettwerk's yearly holiday album; Isn't This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas is out November 20th.
To Listen To The Full Album Visit: http://bit.ly/Delerium_MBO
Nettwerk Records and influential Canadian outfit Delerium are pleased to celebrate their Canadian album chart debut with Music Box Opera, landing at #6 on the Electronic Albums Chart, #97 on Canada's Top 200 Chart and holding the #1 spot on the iTunes Electronic chart throughout the week. In The US, the album lands at #16 on Billboard's Heatseeker's chart and #9 on the Electronic chart.
The album’s lead single, "Monarch," features vocalist and label-mate Nadina. In advance of her forthcoming debut album (In The Now, out November 13), Nadina sings in her native tongue of Arabic on the standout track.
To Watch The Official "Monarch" Video, Click Here: