UK MEDIA ARE RAVING ABOUT BOY & BEAR’S HARLEQUIN DREAM:
"Platinum-selling artists in their native Australia, Boy & Bear look to the West Coast rock classicism of Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne on their second album, given a glossy transatlantic sheen by mix engineer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty)."
-- Uncut "Ones To Watch In 2014"
" Folk-touched indie sunshine…" -- Clash
"'Southern Sun' is brimful of gleaming harmonies and sinuous guitar…"
-- The Independent
"California-dreaming stratum of 1970s rock…they've nailed the tequila-sunrise mellowness, which acts as a gateway to an album full of emollient soft rock. It's seductive stuff, pushing all the right wistfulness/optimism buttons and allowing the songs time to flow to a leisurely conclusion." -- The Guardian
In addition to their previously announced North American spring tour, critically-acclaimed Australian band Boy & Bear will return to the U.S. for Sasquatch Festival’s newly added second weekend, July 4-6, alongside such artists as New Order, Röyksopp + Robyn, Broken Bells, Rhye, Local Natives and St. Lucia.
Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" was chosen as the soundtrack to Budweiser's heartwarming 2014 Super Bowl spot, titled "Puppy Love." The commercial premiered on the Today on January 29 and immediately went viral, gaining upwards of 15 Million views in 24 hours. Passenger, puppies, horses (and beer), oh my!
Get to know Run River North by watching their 'Spotlight' segment
on Last Call With Carson Daly above.
LA-based sextet Run River North will celebrate the February 25th release of their self-titled debut album by headlining the iconic Troubadour in Los Angeles on Monday, March 3rd. The band last played and sold-out the venue back in December of 2012, well before they signed with Nettwerk or had a full-length album recorded. Tickets are on-sale now. Following the record release show, the group will head down to Austin, TX for SXSW (showcases TBA).
Starting in April, Run River North will support the Goo Goo Dolls on their acoustic Spring tour, The Otis Midnight Sessions. The tour launches on April 7th in Syracuse and will include stops in Albany, Nashville and Chicago before wrapping up in Green Bay on the 27th (complete list of dates below). The shows will be performed in a “Story Tellers” format and both bands will perform acoustic unless noted otherwise. In the midst of these dates, Run River North will stop in New York City for their own show at the Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, April 10.
From left to right: AJ Burton (Revelry), Jessie Jo Dillon, Melissa Emert-Hutner (Nettwerk One)
“Brandy Clark, [Kacey] Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Luke Laird, Jessie Jo Dillon and Mark Stephen Jones are among a friendly gang of co-conspirators who are finding fresh ways to write successful contemporary country songs.” – USA Today
Grammy®-nominated songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon has extended her publishing agreement with Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music Group.
One of Nashville’s finest young writers, Dillon contributed three songs to Brandy Clark’s critically-acclaimed debut album 12 Stories:: “Crazy Women,” “Just Like Him,” and “Hungover.” In the past, she has also worked with such artists as George Strait, Rodney Atkins, Craig Morgan, LeAnn Rimes, Carly Pearce, Craig Campbell, Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis.
William Fitzsimmons debuted his official video for "Fortune" on The AV Club. This is the first single off his forth-coming album, Lions, out February 18 via Nettwerk Records. The video transplants the viewer to a picturesque, serene landscape overlooking the afternoon of a group of teenagers on a journey of young love and discovery. A happier tone than the meaning of the song, which Fitzsimmons has described as "being at a crossroads of making a tough decision and not knowing if the outcome will be better or worse."
In addition to the video release William Fitzsimmons has also announced the dates for his 2014 spring tour. The tour will kick off with two New York shows on April 15 at Littlefield in Brooklyn and on April 16 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Along the way Fitzsimmons will stop in major markets like Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Chicago before ending his tour on June 15 in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair. See below for a full list of tour dates. To purchase tickets for any of these shows please go here.
Brooklyn's Savoir Adore caught up with Esquire at Sundance over the weekend for an Esquire Live Session. The band did an acoustic cover of Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now" while riding up to the top of a mountain on a ski lift! Check out the video and full story here.
TheWall Street Journalhaspremiered a new acoustic video from William Fitzsimmons for the track “Sister” from his upcoming album, Lions, which will be released on February 18th via Nettwerk.
When asked why he kept the video acoustic, Fitzsimmons said, “It’s a personal challenge to see if the songs are good enough to stand on their own, because there’s nothing else besides my hairy face and a little parlor guitar.” Check out the full interview here.
Los Angeles songstress Lily Kershaw has announced headline tour dates that will bring her to many cities around the country for the first time in support of her critically acclaimed debut album Midnight In The Garden. Lily, who performed at the ASCAP Café at Sundance last weekend, will join Mason Jennings as support at the end of January for three shows around Texas. She’ll then head back to Los Angeles to launch her “In The Beginning…Tour” on February 1 at The Mint, followed by dates across the Midwest and East Coast. She’ll finish this run with her SXSW debut in March (all dates are below).
Vancouver-based trio, Hey Ocean!, premiered the animated video for their song, “If I Were A Ship,” on Videostatic.com today. The track is off the group’s latest album, IS, which was released last year via Nettwerk Music Group.
William Fitzsimmons first single, “Fortune” is available now for streaming on American Songwriter. In November, Fitzsimmons released an acoustic video for “Centralia” off the album and gave listeners a sneak peek of what to expect from Lions, his follow-up LP to 2011’s Gold In The Shadow. American Songwriter said, “Fitzsimmons…knocks it out of the park with ‘Fortune,’ a cascading, mysterious song about a moment at the crossroads.”