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Run River North Residency At Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles, CA); Partners With Swipe For Humanity At The Shows

"Run River North stays the course -- and finds success." - NPR

"Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America." - Wall Street Journal

"the band’s ambitious folk pop instrumentals, and embellished with frontman Alex Hwang’s dulcet, Ben Gibbard-like tones, is a sense of possibility" - MTV World

Catch Los Angeles-based newcomers Run River North at Hotel Café for their highly-anticipated 2013 residency (Nov 13, 20, 27 and Dec 4). Classically-trained, the band will showcase their ambitious, distinctive folk/rock flair. Self-titled debut album is available February 25th via Nettwerk Records (Pre-order at iTunes now).

Click HERE For The Cannes Film Festival Bronze Medal Winning video and Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Debut.

At the shows, Run River North will partner with Swipe For Humanity to support Liberty in North Korea. LiNK is a non-profit that brings awareness to the plight of the North Korean people and rescues runaway refugees in China.   Swipe For Humanity turns credit card fees into charitable dollars by matching the rates and fees businesses, brands and/or artists are paying to accept credit cards and redirect 50% of their margin to a partnered cause. With this relationship, 50% of all credit card purchases of merchandise at the shows will go to LiNK and its refugee work.

Ladytron To Release 'Gravity The Seducer Remixed' (Record Store Day Exclusive - November 29)

“Ladytron has continually pushed their own boundaries from record to record. Gravity the Seducer Remixed shows how far other artists can push it, and that turns out to be pretty far indeed.” – Rolling Stone

On November 29, electro-pop provocateurs Ladytron will release a Record Store Day exclusive called Gravity The Seducer Remixed - a remix compilation of tracks from their last studio album (Gravity The Seducer).

Fans can get an advance listen to select tracks from Gravity The Seducer Remixed now through November 13 via Rolling Stone at http://rol.st/1fkpjU0.

In speaking about the release, “When we made our last studio album Gravity The Seducer we were conscious that although we wanted to make a slightly different kind of record (going further into the more atmospheric threads we had experimented with in the past), that our soul was essentially disco, and we would also make a more upbeat, parallel version of the record in collaboration with a dozen or so producers we admired. This is the eventual result, albeit a little behind schedule,” says Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt.

Ladytron have earned acclaim by relentlessly pushing boundaries, carving out new sonic and conceptual space and refusing to abide any formula or trend. See full track list below.

BOY & BEAR ARIA-Nominated Album Out Today; Band Shares "Three Headed Woman" Official Music Video

Available today, Australia’s Boy & Bear release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut album Harlequin Dream.

Their bold and brave new album 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, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).

From the current album, "Three Headed Woman" explores a fraying relationship with a slow drum beat and soulful delivery. "It's a simple breakup love song," admits lead singer/guitarist Dave Hosking. "I was hurt and I was on the road. The song was nothing but therapy for me. We really embrace that super simple structure.'" Directed by Melvin Montalban, the video was filmed on location in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Watch the official music video for "Three Headed Woman" above.

Already #1 in Australia, Harlequin Dream is nominated for several ARIA Awards, 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.

THE PACK A.D. On Last Call With Carson Daly; Duo Shares Album Details (Out January 28)

"Their tracks are filled with an incredible energy that just lets loose with each performance" – Filter Magazine

"Their teeth-gnashing fury is more drama than sex; you don’t listen to their new song “Big Shot” as much as you are confronted by it. " – Buzzbands LA

“A fantastically gritty rock duo.” – NPR “All Songs Considered”

The Pack A.D., the explosive Vancouver duo featuring Becky Black (vocals/guitar) and Maya Miller (drums), release their full-length Nettwerk Records’ debut Do Not Engage, on January 28. A three-song sampler is available now via Soundcloud, see below.

Black and Miller were recently profiled on Last Call with Carson Daly, who caught up with the band when they played Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival. Footage, which includes both an interview and performance clips. Watch the Last Call With Carson Daly "Spotlight Feature" above.

The female outfit, whose music has been described by hometown alt-weekly The Georgia Straight as “frenzied freak pop, unvarnished punk, and desert-shimmer shoegaze,” reunited with Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six, The Mooney Suzuki) for the 11-song release. Diamond, a friend-turned-collaborator, also produced the band’s 2011 album, Unpersons, which earned The Pack A.D. a Juno nomination for “Breakthrough Group Of The Year.”

Passenger's "Let Her Go" Is Top 20 Hit On Billboard Hot 100

Watch Passenger Perform "Let Her Go" On Later...With Jools Holland

Entertainment Weekly Premieres “Patient Love”
From Passenger’s iTunes Session, Out November 12: http://bit.ly/1igyK6x

In its 12th consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, international smash single “Let Her Go” from Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has entered the Top 20 at #19, and also climbed to #8 on the iTunes main singles chart. The single, which is already #1 in 16 countries, was certified Gold by the RIAA a few short weeks ago, and is quickly approaching the Platinum mark. Additionally, after 59 consecutive weeks on the New Artist Albums Chart, All The Little Lights cracked the Top 100 of the Billboard 200, where it lands at #96

The accompanying music video for “Let Her Go” continues to garner views by the millions, now over 115 Million YouTube views. YouTube took notice of the video’s enormous growth since the beginning of the year, and nominated Passenger for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, as part of this year’s inaugural YouTube Music Awards. Passenger is nominated alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Naughty Boy and Rudimental. The video also continues to climb the VH1 Top 20 Countdown, reaching #5 this week. At radio, “Let Her Go” is Top 10 at both Hot AC and Triple A formats, and continuing to climb the Top 40 chart.

The Format Celebrates 10 Years Since 'Interventions And Lullabies' With Limited Edition Vinyl; Sells Out In 24 Hours

Earlier this week, The Format announced they'd celebrate the 10 year anniversary of debut album Interventions + Lullabies with the release of various limited edition vinyl, including The Format Ultimate Vinyl Bundle, Interventions + Lullabies Limited Edition 10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl, and Dog Problems Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl. Within 24 hours, the band's cult following had claimed every piece of the 1,000 pressed of each.

Due to the overwhelming response from fans, The Format has pressed additional Dog Problems 12" Deluxe Black Double Vinyl, as well as Interventions + Lullabies 12" Black Vinyl. This also marks the first time Interventions + Lullalbies has been available on vinyl.

Also still available is "Swans" 7" Die-Cut Bone Vinyl, shaped as, you guessed it, a swan. The song has never been released commercially, let alone on vinyl. It was originally recorded for a 2007 Mila Kunis film called Moving McAllister, and a live version appeared on the band's Live At The Mayan DVD, but it has never been available for purchase otherwise.

All merchandise is available here: http://hellomerch.com/collections/the-format.

Savoir Adore Joins Communion November Club Night Series

Brooklyn-based duo Savoir Adore has just been announced as part of the Communion's November Night Club Series, which will kick off on Tuesday, November 5 at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall

The series, which brings different artists to nine cities each month, will also feature Tennis, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, On An On, and additional support from local artists. Tickets are on sale now at www.communionmusic.com

Communion November Club Night Series:
Tue, Nov 5   New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
Wed, Nov 6   Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thur, Nov 7  Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Tue, Nov 12  Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Wed, Nov 13  Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Thur, Nov 14  Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge/The High Watt
Tue, Nov 19   Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
Wed, Nov 20  Madison, WI @ Frequency
Thur, Nov 21  Rock Island, IL @ Ribco

To find out more about this series, please visit http://bit.ly/1a8tn8J.

Wanting Releases Sophomore Album 'Say The Words;' Already #1 In China And Across Asia

This week, Vancouver-based, Chinese-born singer/songwriter Wanting has released her sophomore album, Say The Words. Within 24 hours of its Universal Music China release in Asia (via a licensing deal with Nettwerk), the album, which Wanting co-produced with Grammy-award winning producer Ron Aniello, debuted at #1 on iTunes China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Additionally, “Love Ocean,” the lead single in Asia, shot to #1 on QQ, a Beijing based music streaming service boasting more than 780 million members.

With Say The Words, Wanting takes her piano-swept pop melodies to the next level, introducing elements of jazz and hip-hop on such tracks as Latin-groove tinged “Time, My Friend” (featuring Far East Movement), retro-soul “Exit This Way” and empowering rock-pop anthem “STHU.” Rounding out the album are two breakout ballads, “Love Ocean” and “When It’s Lonely,” sung in her native Mandarin, and upbeat “Us Under The Sunshine,” in both Mandarin and English.

Listen To “Time, My Friend” (Featuring Far East Movement):

In Case You Missed It: Lily Kershaw On AXS Live

LA-based singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw recently appeared on AXS Live to perform her single "As It Seems" from debut album Midnight In The Garden. Kershaw is currently on tour with fellow Nettwerk label artist Radical Face, and also just announced a few more November dates with Mason Jennings. See all dates below, as well as a second AXS performance of album track "Saved."

Lily Kershaw on tour:
October 21     Portland, OR @ Mission Theater*
October 23      San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall*
October 24       Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge (Hollywood Forever) - SOLD OUT*
November 8      Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre**
November 13    Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern**
December 7      Hollywood, CA @ Hotel Cafe

(* w/ Radical Face; ** w/ Mason Jennings)

NETTWERK Artists At CMJ Music Marathon 2013 - Ghost Beach & Run River North

With CMJ Music Marathon just around the corner, Nettwerk Records is excited to share details on its label artists who will be appearing in NYC: Ghost Beach and Run River North. Keep reading for information on each artist and their schedules.

GHOST BEACH:

"If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did."
– NPR ‘All Songs Considered’

With their self-titled debut EP and follow-up EP Modern Tongues, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn has set the Internet ablaze with consistent number ones on Hype Machine. With a natural gift to serve up 80’s-inspired melodies with innovative and chic beats, Ghost Beach is never purely electronic or purely a band, but a brilliant realization of what lies in the middle. Bringing together dance music and a live performance band is the ethos of a duo whose songwriting is heavily influenced by the Eighties, but record with twenty-first century technology and draw live inspiration from the likes of Daft Punk, Empire Of The Sun and fellow New York brethren, St. Lucia.

Ghost Beach is set to release their debut album Spring 2014 via Nettwerk Records.

Schedule Info:
Friday, October 18
All Things Go + Neon Gold Records Showcase at Westway (75 Clarkson Street)
Set Time: Midnight

RUN RIVER NORTH:

With only a 6-song demo, newcomers Run River North (formerly Monsters Calling Home) have already garnered a Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance, been shortlisted at Cannes Film Festival, performed at the Grammy Museum for its members, sold out LA’s famed Troubadour and garnered over 1.5 million YouTube views.

This past Saturday, Run River North was featured on NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon to discuss the various themes of hope, struggle and identity reflected on the album. All band members came from families who moved to Southern California from Asia, and the overlap of Asian and American folk is subtle, reflecting the hyphenated existence of the band members.

"Our parents don’t have white collar jobs. My father worked at Wienerschnitzel; that was his first job when he came [to the US]. Our parents sacrificed their lives for us. I think that why there's such a strong sense of family in each of us. They wished for us to live the American Dream. And we finally find that in music,” says guitarist Daniel Chae.

Run River North is set to release their self-titled debut on February 25, 2014 via Nettwerk Records.

Schedule Info:
Friday, October 18
Radio.com Presents Showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street)
Set Time: 7PM