Iconic frontman Peter Murphy will release his tenth solo album, Lion, on June 3, 2014. Lead single “Hang Up,” as well as the album pre-order, will be available on iTunes starting April 8. Record Store Day aficionados will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive, limited edition 7” single featuring “Hang Up (Dub Mix)” and “I’m On Your Side” on April 19.
Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Lion is comprised of 11 tracks that possesses an elegant master of tone – bass heavy, stark, shimmering and symphonic. It sustains a heart-in-throat tension from start to finish.
“…[“Miracle” is] as fun visually as it is sonically.” – MTV Buzzworthy
"Ghost Beach are the Venn diagram of their influences—Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, The Police, and Daft Punk—and then some, thanks to a shitload of synths, some nostalgic 80s sonics and even the occasional reggae groove. The sound is unmistakably their own.” – VICE’s Noisey
“If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did." – NPR’s All Songs Considered
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach, consisting of Josh Ocean & Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn, have perfected their unique blend of retro & futuristic soaring synth pop with their debut full-length album, Blonde- out now.
Today, Vancouver indie pop-rockers Young Liars share their new single, "Night Window," which premiered on Indie Shuffle and Exclaim! earlier this week. The track is available now worldwide on iTunes. Stepping inside the mind of lead singer Jordan Raine as he reminisces about a teenage romance, "Night Window" is one of four tracks off the upcoming Night Window EP, which will be released digitally on April 29, 2014.
To Listen To "Night Window":
The Night Window EP features infectious dance floor starter "Young Again," coupled with a remix courtesy of UK's Boxed In, as well as a remix of "Night Window" by Brooklyn duo Great Good Fine Ok.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has announced that his new album, Whispers, will be released on June 10, 2014. The lead single in North America, “Scare Away The Dark,” will be available on iTunes and all DSPs on April 1 (NA only). Passenger will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Friday, March 28, where he’ll perform “Scare Away The Dark” for the first time on national television.
Recorded in Sydney and co-produced by Chris Vallejo, Whispers is comprised of 11 tracks that tell tales – some real, some imagined – of love, death, growing up and getting old. A master of story telling, Passenger yet again strikes the perfect balance between the heartbreaking and the humorous, all wrapped in beautiful instrumentation, creating a sumptuous, symphonic sound.
“This is easily the most ‘up’ album I’ve ever made,” explains Passenger. “It’s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some somber moments about loneliness and death but, hey, it wouldn’t be a Passenger album without those. Mostly though, it’s a really positive album.”
Australia’s Boy & Bear launches North American tour
"Southern Sun" top 10 on Triple A top 30 radio chart
Sold out dates include Denver (3/19), Philly (3/22), DC (3/23), NYC (3/24), Boston (3/26), San Francisco (4/8) And Los Angeles (4/9)
Band To Appear On VH1's "Big Morning Buzz" On March 25
Upcoming In-Studio Sessions Include NYC's WFUV, Philly's XPN World Cafe, Sirius XM, Boston's The River, LA's KCSN, Denver's KBCO, Portland's KINK And San Francisco's KFOG
SXSW Coverage Includes The Atlantic's "18 Bands To Check Out From SXSW 2014," NPR's "SXSW 2014 In Pictures," Huffington Post's "40 Artists To Know At SXSW 2014," KGSR @ SXSW Live
Summer Festivals Include Firefly Music Festival And Forecastle Festival
Harlequin Dream was recorded at Australia's legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Father John Misty). In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, 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.
Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page will take his acclaimed 3D experience to Austin this week in the midst of SXSW for a special appearance on Thursday, March 13 at Summit, Austin’s newest premiere lounge and night club. Last fall, Page brought his groundbreaking, fully immersive 3D visuals to 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada (with 20+ sold out) on his Morgan Page Presents tour (MPP3D). For more info and tickets, click here.
The members of Victoria B.C.’s Current Swell have dusted off their spandex body suits (come on, we all have them, right?) and channeled their inner Richard Simmons for some serious choreographed sweating in their new viral video for “Rollin” from their forthcoming new album Ulysses, out May 6. Enjoy 4 minutes and 40 seconds of pure athleticism: http://youtu.be/Z9uva8FRwvs.
The band also just shared another album track this week called "Keys To The Kingdom." Check it out on Soundcloud here:
Nettwerk Music Group (NMG) announced today that AJ Burton has been named Director Of Publishing, NMG Nashville, to expand the presence of NMG’s publishing division, Nettwerk One (NW1).
Nettwerk’s relationship with AJ began in 2011 with the initiation of a partnership between NW1 and Revelry Music Group, an independent Nashville publishing company co-founded by Burton. Through the joint venture, NW1 and Revelry signed several successful Nashville writers, like Neil Mason and Jessie Jo Dillon. In his new roll with Nettwerk, Burton will seek new writing talent, as well as opportunities for current NW1 clients in Nashville.
“I’m thrilled to have AJ join the Nettwerk team,” says Nettwerk’s Blair McDonald. “He’s been a great partner to us through our joint venture with Revelry Music Group, and I look forward to working closely with him to develop our own roster of talented Nashville songwriters.”
Says Burton, “It’s been a fantastic 3+ years working closely with the Nettwerk staff. I am honored to have this opportunity to build Nettwerk’s Nashville presence and to continue my responsibilities with our shared Nettwerk/Revelry writers and artists.”
"The eleven songs that make up this irrepressible effort come across as so exuberant, so effusive, so infused with freewheeling enthusiasm, that any attempt to typecast them inevitably comes up short. Veering from a quiet pluck to resounding refrains, the band catches fire each time out…" -- No Depression
“Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America." – Wall Street Journal
“[Run River North] has a powerful alternative, folk foundation… The overall catchiness of the music being played is shadowed by the intimacy of their lyrical and instrumental intricacies. From fiddles to pounding base drum, this band builds, explodes, and soothes from one song to the next.” -- LA Record (live review)
LA-based sextet Run River North have much to celebrate this week. Their self-titled debut album (released February 25) landed on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #3, they played an album release show on March 3 to a sold-out crowd at LA’s famed Troubadour, and they have officially sold-out their upcoming New York City show at Rockwood Music Hall on April 10. Tonight (March 6), Run River North will appear Live At Amoeba in Hollywood, CA at 6pm.
Listen To Run River North’s Interview + Performance on NPR’s Here & Now
Nettwerk will also be hosting its own day party this year: Nettwerk Music. Best. Party. Ever. The party will take place on Wednesday, March 12 at Friends (208 E. 6th Street), and party-goers will assured great music, free food & drink, and opportunities to win prizes from sponsors Phorus Speakers and Silver Jeans. RSVPhere.