Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are celebrating the debut of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, on the charts with the release of a brand new video for the album’s title track. The video, set on Toronto Island, is directed by Adam Makarenko, who hand crafted a miniature city of Toronto and used CGI technology to add impressive visual effects that showed the city being brought to life and reclaimed by nature.
The band achieved a career-high Canadian SoundScan debut this week, landing at #33 on the Top Albums Overall Chart, #11 on the Alternative Albums Chart and #17 on the Digital Overall Albums Chart. In the U.S., New Wild Everywhere landed on the BillboardHeatseekers Chart at #16.
Great Lake Swimmers kick off the European leg of their major tour in London tonight before heading back to North America on May 1 for their first U.S. date in Chicago (with Cold Specks). A full list of tour dates is below.
Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow have released a new single called "Paper Trench" from their forthcoming sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Tree Bursts In Snow, out May 22 (digital)/June 26 (physical). The single, which made its radio broadcast debut in the UK on BBC Radio 1 (here) and premiered online in the U.S. yesterday on entertainment news website HitFix (here), is out now in iTunes (here).
Tree Burts In Snow is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
In The Air, the third studio release from Grammy-nominated Morgan Page reaches the #1 spot this week on Beatport’s ‘Top 100’ album chart!
Page assembled an all-star cast of guests to appear on the original tracks, including Tegan And Sara on "Body Work" and "Video," Jonathan Mendelsohn and Andy Caldwell on "Where Did You Go," Greg Laswell on "Addicted,” and a powerhouse combination of BT, Sultan + Ned Shepard and Angela McCluskey on title track, "In the Air."
To celebrate the release, Page shares the lyric video for “Where Did You Go.” With the help of electro impresario Andy Caldwell and vocals featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn, "Where Did You Go" segues from seductive synths into another massive dance floor-made refrain.
NYC-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan and his sophomore album Rob Me Blind debuted on the Billboard Charts this week, landing at #17 on the Heatseekers Chart and #11 on the Folk Chart! In celebration of the album's release, Jay recently announced a 28-city U.S. tour that starts in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall on July 18th and wraps in his home city of New York at the Highline Ballroom on August 25th.
Listen to Jay's cover of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" live from Eddie's Attic:
For the follow-up to his 2008 critically acclaimed debut album goddamned, Jay teamed up with his dream producer, David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles, Lana Del Rey). Rob Me Blind maintains the signature qualities of a Jay Brannan album--brutal honesty, sharp wit and sparkling melodies--while showcasing Kahne's thoughtful production abilities.
In case you missed it, Great Lake Swimmers performed live from The Glenn Gould Theatre in Toronto last week to celebrate the impending release of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere (out now). The concert was broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 on March 20th, and is now available for viewing on CBC Canada Live. Watch it above here.
The band's international tour in support of the release of New Wild Everywhere kicks off today in Montreal at L'Astral. See full list of dates below.
New Wild Everywhere Media Reaction:
“These are gentle transmissions from the eyes of life storms, to paraphrase Dekker, a songwriter who eases in and out of blue colours sublimely. It's as outreaching as we've heard yet from GLS, and an indication that the sky is still Dekker's limit. Another wonderful record…” --The Globe and Mail
"...their most mature and polished LP to date. Bouncing between draping strings and bluegrass fiddle, Dekker explores themes of love and change in his signature elemental style, and his choice of language lends a sense of timelessness to his songs." --Paste Magazine
“Dekker's new songs remain artfully enigmatic and haunting...” -- exclaim!
“Great Lake Swimmers, have graced us with an incredible new alb
um: This is another great notch on the belt of a band that has consistently put forth great music since their first release nearly a decade ago, and they show no signs of slowing down.” -- Northern Transmissions
fun. has achieved yet another milestone with their #1 breakthrough hit, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe).” The single has just been confirmed as the top-selling track of 2012 thus far and is nearing 3 million in sales.
“We Are Young” – which can also be found on the band’s smash Fueled By Ramen debut album, Some Nights – continues to own the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” where it remains for the fifth consecutive week. What’s more, the track spent six weeks atop the “Top Digital Songs” chart while also dominating Billboard’s new “Top On-Demand Songs” chart. “We Are Young” is now in its fourth week atop the recently launched chart, which measures on-demand play requests and plays from unlimited listener-controlled radio channels.
As if that weren’t enough, “We Are Young” is the number one song in audience at both Modern Rock radio and Mainstream Top 40 radio. A multi-format radio sensation, the track is currently #2 on the “Top Rock Songs” ranking, as well as #4 on the “Top Pop Songs” chart.
fun. – who recently adorned the cover of Billboard – will celebrate the blockbuster success of “We Are Young” with an eagerly awaited performance on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, slated for April 23rd (check local listings). The appearance follows recent visits to TBS’ Conan and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
The NYC-based band is currently in the midst of a major headline tour, with most dates already long sold out. The trek – which includes a sold-out headline date at the famed Barfly in London on May 14th – will culminate with a pair of instant hometown sell-outs at New York City’s Terminal 5 on June 16th and 17th. For full details and ticket availability, please see http://ournameisfun.com/tour.
Today, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page releases his third studio album, In The Air -- a brilliant balance between kinetic house music and blissful, radio-ready pop. For the album, Page assembled an all-star cast of guests to appear on the original tracks, including Tegan And Sara on "Body Work" and "Video," Jonathan Mendelsohn and AndyCaldwell on "Where Did You Go," Greg Laswell on "Addicted,” and a powerhouse combination of BT, Sultan+ Ned Shepard and AngelaMcCluskey on lead single, "In the Air."
Leading up to the release, Page has already enjoyed many “firsts” for the album. Title track, “In The Air” led to a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay. Adding to a long history of Billboard Top 10 successes – “The Longest Road,” “Call My Name,” “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition” – “In The Air” is Page’s first #1 single. Page also reached #1 at popular blog aggregator, Hype Machine, sold out his 2011 North American tour, added to both weekends at Coachella Valley Art & Music Festival and, most recently, signed on for a yearlong residency at Wynn Las Vegas alongside Tiesto, Deadmau5, Afrojack and others.
Check out the above trailer for Big Easy Express, which premiered at SXSW and won the Headliner Audience Award. The documentary, directed by Emmett Malloy, captures a musical journey. Harkening back to the days of jubilant railroad revivals, three bands set out in April 2011 to tour America by vintage train. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons climbed aboard amid the rail yards of Oakland and set out for New Orleans on a “tour of dreams.” Big Easy Express documents the bands’ railway adventures; the high canyons, joyous crowds, blasted skies, late-night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory.
Big Easy Express will next play at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto on April 28 and 29. Tickets are available for purchase here: http://bit.ly/GXPxfc.
Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Morgan Page is heating up the Canadian charts with his latest single “Body Work,” a collaboration with indie-darlings Tegan And Sara. The track has climbed to #23 at Top 40 Radio, with the accompanying video in heavy rotation at MuchMusic, now their “Recommended Video Of The Week.” Track sales nearly doubled over the past week with close to 3,000 tracks scanned, bringing total sales to nearly 10,000. “Body Work” is currently sitting at #61 on the SoundScan Overall Digital Track Chart, as well as #14 on the Digital Dance/Electronic Song Chart.
Page will release his third full-length album, In The Air, this Tuesday, April 3, and follow the album release with three special Canadian appearances. Page will stop in Montreal on April 5 at Club 1234 before joining Armin van Buuren for massive shows in Edmonton on April 6 at the ShawConventionCenter and Vancouver on April7 at the Vancouver Convention Center. These appearances follow Page’s 2011 tour dates, which included sold-out shows in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria.
In The Air is currently streaming in its entirety on MuchMusic as a “First Listen” Here: http://bit.ly/GVrUDy