Julia Stone has unveiled a new video for the track “Justine” from her acclaimed solo album, By The Horns. The video, which premiered on HitFix.com (here: http://bit.ly/RaBKWe), co-stars actor Quinton Aaron of the Oscar-nominated film The Blind Side as Julia’s love interest.
Director Jessie Hill told HitFix: "I wanted give the viewer an opportunity to experience something different to the ‘normal’ images of lovers in video clips. I set out to make a video that depicted a heartfelt romance in a distant time...a love story in its purist state. My casting agent suggested Quinton, and I immediately contacted him to have a coffee. The contrast of Julia being so tiny and Quinton being a larger character was something I wanted to explore visually."
By The Horns was produced by Thomas Bartlett and Patrick Dillett, whose combined work includes credits on records by Antony & The Johnsons, David Byrne, The National and Mary J Blige. Julia has previously released two albums as one-half of the award-winning Aussie sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone (Down The Way; A Book Like This), as well one previous solo full-length (Julia Stone in The Memory Machine).
On October 22, State Radio will release their upcoming studio album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records.
Today, the band shares the "Freckled Mary" official video (see above). As an extra bonus for fans, Find Freckled Maryposters will be hidden across the country and rewarding fans who find them with passes to watch a soundcheck and meet the band. The search begins today in Carrboro, NC. All clues and news will be posted on the band's Twitter and Facebook.
To further celebrate the release of Rabbit Inn Rebellion, State Radio performs a free acoustic in-store performance at Newbury Comics in Norwood, MA on Monday, October 29, starting at 6PM EST.
On October 11th, Family Of The Year partnered with TOMS Shoes for "World Sight Day." As part of the "Today I Am Happy To See..." campaign, the band took photos from the road during their current tour with White Arrows.
TOMS are known for shoes and their One For One campaign - for every person who buys a pair of TOMS, a child in need also receives a pair. They've recently launched a sunglass line with the same theme. For ever pair purchased, TOMS gives sight to a person (whether that be with reading glasses, eye surgery, etc).
State Radio reveals the lyric video for “Big Man” from their forthcoming album - Rabbit Inn Rebellion (out October 22 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records).
As the largest international protest, The Occupy Movement inspired the story behind “Big Man.” A song about the social and economic inequality within the financial structure -- with a shout out to the late Mohamed Bouazizi (the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire) as well as references to Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom).
"With the one year anniversary of The Occupy Movement approaching, I'm proud of our contingent here in Boston on the front lines. The song is about the economic disparity between Wall Street and the rest of us, while referencing Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom). Playing at Boston's Dewey Square was a dream for me. I was so honored to be there, let alone play music, for our brothers and sisters who are making a stand against injustice and corruption," – says lead singer/guitarist Chad Stokes.
Nettwerk Management artist Stereophonics share with fans a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming studio album. Directed by lead guitarist and vocalist Kelly Jones, the 5-minute short film for “Violins and Tambourines” is the first time that Jones steps behind the camera.
“I've loved film and music ever since I was a kid. When I first started writing songs I realized they could paint pictures in your mind, which inevitably leads to telling stories. I've always wanted to combine them both. Directing for the first time with a fantastic crew and cast was a great experience. Here's an appetizer of film and new music from our 8th album - listen with headphones!” says Jones.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional information about the album and touring plans.
Radical Face (Ben Cooper) has released a new video for "Always Gold," his upcoming single due out November 12th in the UK. The single is off of his latest album, Family Tree: The Roots, which is the first in a trilogy of albums telling the story of a fictional family tree.
The "Always Gold" video centers around the relationship between two brothers, and as with all Radical Face videos, it was made exclusively with family and friends. Most impressively, the production cost less than $50.
"a plaintive melody and muscular guitar riff create dreamy tension" – USA Today
“…bears a resonance imcomparable to anything Angus has ever done.” – Paste
Nettwerk Music Group would like to congratulate Angus Stone, who has been nominated for two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Music Awards - Best Male Vocalist & Best Blues And Roots Album - for the exceptional solo release, Broken Brights. Angus Stone is perhaps better known as half of the acclaimed sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone, and the voice behind the pair's stand-out track "Big Jet Plane," which has more than 11 million YouTube views.
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Nettwerk Music Group is excited to share its Fall Music Sampler 2012, highlighting some of the most exciting music coming from Nettwerk artists this fall, as well as some recent favorites. It's available here: http://amzn.to/SZIDs3.
The sampler features stand-out tracks from the label's latest signings, like the buzzed about LA-based band Family of the Year (who LA Weekly describes as an “off-center California pop sound for the here and now”), UK-born singer/songwriter Passenger (who NME says shows “heaps of style and intelligence”), Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow (who Mojo calls "Scottish indie-rock's new champs"), Chinese-born, Vancouver-based artist Wanting (whose debut album Everything In The World is already triple Platinum in China), and Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Joshua Hyslop (who the CBC has called "superbly talented"). It also includes songs from favorite Nettwerk artists such as Morgan Page, Delerium, whose upcoming album is their first new studio release in six years, State Radio, Great Lake Swimmers and Junkie XL.
To advance the forthcoming album, Synthesized – out November 27 via Nettwerk Records – Junkie XL partners with MagneticMagazine.com to offer a free download of the Kurd Maverick Dub mix of “Gloria” featuring Fredrik of Datarock.
Synthesized sees Junkie XL chilling out with beautiful, lysergic lullabies such as "The Art of Luxurious Intergalactic Time Travel" and “Take Off On Molly’s E.” The album also features performances by Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) on “When Enough Is Not Enough,” Tommie Sunshine on “Love Machine” and Isis Salam (Chinese Flash Mob, formerly of Thunderheist) on “Off The Dancefloor,” as well as spoken word by TimothyLeary on “Leave Behind Your Ego,” with a rare excerpt from “The Psychedelic Experience: Going Out.” On each track you’ll not only find Junkie XL helming electronics, but playing bass, guitar and/or drums himself.
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.