On August 27th, Nettwerk Records will release a proper introduction to The Pack A.D. in the form of an EP titled Some Sssongs. The EP is a 5-song collection of tracks from previous albums (“Sirens,” “Haunt You,” “Positronic,” and “Deer”) and a new track (“BatteringRam”) from their upcoming 5th LP Do Not Engage, set for release early 2014.
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The Pack A.D. is poised to make the crucial breakthrough long predicted by the Canadian music press and presaged by the ever-swelling ranks of its faithful fan base. Formed in 2006, The Pack is an act that’s earned its current “bubbling under” status the old-fashioned way: by showing up and showing the people the goods one city and one new fan at a time and then coming back, time and again, with even more to offer.
The Pack A.D. will be playing in New York City (Tuesday, September 10 at Pianos) and before making their way to Los Angeles for a mini residency (Monday, October 7 at TheSatellite and Monday, October 14 at Chris Douridas’ School Night at Bardot).
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are set to release their debut album States on October 1st via Nettwerk Records.
Throughout States there’s nods to Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan (stripped down duet “Never Heard A Sound”); energetic pop odes to angry individualists (“Young”); and rough and messy rock (“A Lesson From Mr Gray”). With the seven minute album closer “I Done You So Wrong,” States is as unique as it is captivating.
The Paper Kites enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Tim Coghill, a composer who appears on six tracks. It was Coghill’s touch in the studio, which saw further additions of color, including musical boxes and bowing cymbals (on first single “St Clarity”), clarinets and brass sections (“Portrait 19”), violin, cello and violas and other soundscape additions.
Last month, The Paper Kites shared the first single from States, the official music video for “St. Clarity.” Directed by two-time ARIA winning director Natasha Pincus, who also helmed the celebrated video for Gotye’s Grammy-winning track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the video is a gorgeous blend of music and Pincus’ exquisite storytelling.
Jay Brannan has announced a slew of additional tour dates starting with two special shows at Joe's Pub in New York City on September 6 and September 7. The first will be the release party for his latest EP out September 3, Around The World In 80 Jays,featuring nine cover songs in six different languages. The second NYC date will have a set list completely curated by Jay's loyal fans, a first for the singer/songwriter. From New York, Jay will head across the Atlantic for UK and European shows through September before returning back to States in October. He'll pick up again in Boston on October 18.
Listen to Jay's cover of Selena's international hit single "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" below:
The international hit single “Let Her Go” from Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has debuted at #37 on the Billboard Hot AC Chart, with an additional 23 Hot AC stations adding the single into rotation this week. The UK-troubadour, who will be featured as VH1’s “You Oughta Know” Artist throughout August, made his U.S. national TV debut two weeks ago on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performed alongside Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band. He will make his national morning TV debut on Live! With Kelly And Michael on Thursday, August 1.
Now #1 in 16 countries, Platinum in the UK, Gold in Canada, and with over 2 million copies sold worldwide and nearly 70 million YouTube views, “Let Her Go” is beginning to take over North American airwaves. In the U.S., Hot AC adds are coming in weekly, including 104.3 MYFM (LA), Fresh 102.7 (NYC), Mix 104.1 (Boston), Alice@97.3 (San Francisco), Mix 96.5 (Houston) and various SiriusXM stations (The Pulse and 20 On 20). In Canada, the song has been added to AC & Hot AC stations 104.9 CHUMFM and 99.9 Virgin (Toronto), 92.5 The Beat (Montreal), 102.7 The Peak (Vancouver) and the ROUGE FM network throughout Quebec.
Nearly all of Passenger’s 21 North American tour dates are sold out, with the remaining four cities on track to sell out by next week. Keeping true to his roots, Passenger has been busking in various cities around the country in addition to playing his proper live gigs. He tells USA Today in his “On The Verge” feature, “Everything I've built has been from the ground up, self-funded, and playing on the streets keeps me honest and connected." Last week, 104.3 MYfm caught up with Passenger while he busked in Los Angeles prior to his sold-out show at the El Rey. Watch their interview with Passenger and performance footage here: http://bit.ly/13F9kvJ. For all tour dates, visit Passenger's Facebook Page.
Friends of Be Good Tanyas' Samantha Parton have launched an Indiegogo Campaign to help raise money for the singer, who was in a car accident last September. Parton's road to recovery has been long and painful, and forced her to stay off the road while the Be Good Tanyas continue to tour. A few months ago, a CT scan revealed an aneurysm behind her left eye that needs operating. Her friends decided to launch a pledge campaign to raise money for Sam's medical bills to help ease her financial strain. Within a few days, over $10,000 has been raised, and they are only $5,000 away from their goal of $15,000. Sam's cranial surgery is scheduled for Monday, July 29. Check out the pledge page with more details about Sam's journey and what her friends and fans are doing to help HERE.
Savoir Adore performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)
Brooklyn fantasy pop duo Savoir Adore made their debut appearance on WNYC'sSoundcheck last week. Listen to the interview and performance here: http://wny.cc/13QNeJx
The band recently announced their biggest headline show to date at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 21, as well as their first headline show in Los Angeles on August 7 at the Echo and a stop in San Francisco on August 8 at the Rickshaw Stop. Visit their Facebook Page for details and tickets.
Congratulations to Nettwerk management client fun. who have been nominated for two MTV VMAs in the categories of "Best Pop Video" and "Best Direction" for song "Carry On." Watch the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards live on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm on MTV.
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Australia’s Boy & Bear to its worldwide label roster.
With their debut LP Moonfire, Sydney’s five piece Boy & Bear won an astonishing five wins at 2011’s ARIA awards, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.
On October 29, the band will release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream. Conceived and ‘birthed’ in their hometown of Sydney, their bold and brave new album was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).
Lead single, “Southern Sun,” has a powerful urgency, not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, with a sprinkling of strings and brass that brings life and color to a track that bridges the new with the familiar. Watch the official music video for "Southern Sun" below.
“St Croix” is full of stylistic left turns: Kokomo drum intro, swaths of atmospheric synths, Thin Lizzy-style doubled guitar lead, and finally the fadeout’s passing reference to the “Taxman” bassline…This is a vacation in a song.” – NPR
Getting together with director Justin Hantz, Family Of The Year capitalizes on the dreaminess of the song, playing with projections and using tricks with video feedback. With the new “St. Croix” video, Hantz plays into the beachy vibe of the track by projecting tropical landscapes behind and on band members, creatively utilizes graphic art techniques, including Alpha Matting.
Last month, Family Of The Year announced a Fall 2013 tour with Atlas Genius, beginning September 21st in Arizona. In the past, the band has shared the stage with fun., Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk The Moon, Good Old War and more. With their first headline tour of 2013, the band sold out shows across the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Nashville, Denver, Portland and more. This summer, the band continues the festival circuit, including Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL) on August 3rd. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
"This indie pop threesome is guaranteed to be a pleasant surprise to Warped Tour attendees who have not yet heard them." -- The Aquarian
Hey Ocean! has released IS Acoustic EP, a 4-track EP featuring acoustic versions of album tracks from their latest album and Nettwerk debut, IS. Earlier this week, Earbuddy.net premiered the EP exclusively; check out the postHERE, and listen to the Acoustic EP below.
The Vancouver indie-pop trio is making their Warped Tour debut this week. For a full list of dates, click HERE