UK duo Coves have released a new video for song "Wake Up" from their critically acclaimed debut album Soft Friday, which will see its North American release on September 2. The band will join The Raveonettes on tour staring September 22 in San Francisco.
"Wake Up" is the album’s closing track and a firm fan favorite, described by the NME as "a blast of winning lysergic pop, it’s both two fingers up at a former lover and proof that Coves are on the path to making something truly outstanding."
“I remember recording ‘Wake Up’ and having the skeleton of a song,” recalls John Ridgard, one half of the psych-pop duo. “Beck came round but nothing was working. We got really frustrated and bought a couple of bottles of wine. We were in this raucous state and it just came out.”
“It’s about my ex,” Beck Wood explains of the song’s meaning. “It was me proving that ‘I am who I am and you’re just nothing to me anymore.’ It was meant to be a strong song, especially for me, personally, to say ‘Look at me now.’”
Today, Vancouver-based Young Liars released their debut album, Tidal Wave via Nettwerk Records. Stream the album in its entirety here. It is also available via iTunes and Spotify. In support of the album release, the electro, indie-rock quartet are set to tour the US this Fall. Stay tuned for more details.
CRITICAL QUOTES FOR TIDAL WAVE:
“With an elevated sense of passion and drive, Young Liars have shown that they have grown off their previous experience with their latest release... They are the kind of group that show every sign of being on the verge of breaking through.”
"...a terrific number that’s bound to be on heavy rotation for us this summer. ‘Young Again’ by Canadian dream pop quartet Young Liars will get stuck in your head immediately with its woozy synths, triumphant drumbeats, and crooning vocals."
- The Wild Honey Pie
“...the band is certainly due to make a splash in 2014.” - Indie Shuffle
"a heady dreamy slice of pop sweet enough to tide me over until the weather (hopefully) turns warm and sunny." - Don't Need No Melody
“…what should be a sure thing, summer anthem...” – Alt Citizen (re “Young Again”)
“…an uplifting ode to teenage romance.” – All Things Go (re “Night Window”)
In case you missed it, fun. made a special trip down to Orlando, FL earlier this week to debut a new song, "Harsh Light," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The show was shooting from Universal Studios Orlando all week. Watch the performance above!
Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page continues to explore new technologies and partnerships to push the boundaries of dance music. Last year, Page incorporated a breathtaking 3D interactive experience (originally created for Michael Jackson's "This Is It") to his 2013 tour. To support the June 24 release of “Against The World (Kill The Buzz Remix),” Morgan will partner with premier audio solutions providerDTS, Inc. and revolutionary digital platform, BitTorrent.
For the first time, DTS partners with an electronic artist to deliver their music video mixed in Headphone:X™ technology. DTS’ Headphone:X™ technology allows viewers to watch the official music video for “Against The World” and hear it in immersive 11.1 surround sound over any pair of standard headphones. To hear the DTS Headphone:X difference, check out the video here: Dts.com/AgainstTheWorld.
“AGAINST THE WORLD (KILL THE BUZZ REMIX)” AVAILABLE JUNE 24;
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Austrlian soul/funk outfit The Bamboos stopped by LA's KCRW this week for a special live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch them perform "Helpless Blues" (above) from their lateset album Fever In The Road and listen to the full session HERE.
Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 to its label roster. The band is currently putting the final touches on their upcoming album, due out this fall (date TBA). They have also just launched an U.S. summer headline tour, which started yesterday in San Diego and will keep them on the road through early August (all dates listed below).
Scars On 45 released their self-titled debut in 2012, which landed at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Already a favorite among film and TV music supervisors, the band’s gorgeous melodies, driving instrumentation and boy/girl harmonies caught the attention of VH1 who chose them as a coveted You Oughta Know Artist. They made their national TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and received media support from the likes of USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, Spin, Billboard and more.
Oli Bayston aka Boxed In shared the video for "Run Quicker" earlier this week. The track is the second single from the UK producer and songwriter's upcoming debut album (TBA, Nettwerk Records). The first single, "No Joke," was released back in April. The psychedelic video for "Run Quicker" was directed by Sam Mason. The song will be available on June 23 (UK) on July 22nd (North America).
Following its successful partnership with renowned EDM artist, Morgan Page, Boston-based tech-firm Rednote has now partnered with the legendary Peter Murphy. Mr. Murphy, widely known for his pioneering work as vocalist for the influential British band Bauhaus, has released his tenth solo album, Lion, to critical acclaim, and is now on a North American tour in support of it.
As part of the marketing and promotion of Lion, Mr. Murphy’s team and his label, Nettwerk, have joined forces with Rednote, the leading provider of licensed musical snippets shared in text and social conversations.
Utilizing Rednote’s technology, Peter Murphy fans now have the ability to add musical snippets of the songs (“Rednotes”) from Mr. Murphy’s new album to their text messages as easily as they would attach a photo to a text. With a few clicks, Peter Murphy fans can insert Rednotes from Lion into their text conversations, and send them to their friends (and so on).
Additionally, by utilizing the Rednote technology, Peter Murphy creates a new channel for promotion and merchandising. Specifically, the campaign utilizes Rednote’s technology to facilitate the process by which current and new fans of Peter Murphy’s work will be able to purchase Peter Murphy tickets and memorabilia.
Mike Rosenberg, better known by the moniker Passenger, is seeing career high chart debuts around the globe this week. In the U.S., his new album Whispers lands at #12 on the Billboard 200 with 19,000 sold. It also charted at #1 on the Folk Albums chart, #5 on the Rock Albums chart, and #5 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. In other parts of the world, Whispers landed at #5 in his native UK, #2 in his second home of Australia and Canada, #3 in New Zealand and the Netherlands and #6 in Germany.
Passenger, who played the main stage at last weekend’s Isle of Wight Festival in England to over 50,000 people, will be touring the world in support of Whispers, starting in North America on Saturday, August 2 in Atlanta, with 10 of 23 cities already sold-out and other venues upgraded. He’ll be supported by fellow Nettwerk label mates The Once and Stu Larsen, both of whom also appear on Whispers. He’ll also play a free show at NYC’s Central Park SummerStage on August 10. Full list of dates/venues is below.