Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley--Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault--have just released Acoustic Inventions, featuring acoustic versions of stand-out tracks from the pair’s debut studio album Inventions, including "Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground," as well as various songs from their years of writing together.
Tickets for Dispatch's recently announced North American Tour in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun went on sale today at dispatchmusic.com. The tour, the most extensive the band has done in over a decade, will provide fans a chance to see the band in a more intimate setting. It will kick off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on September 20th and will follow the band's upcoming appearances at the Hangout Music, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festivals. Circles Around The Sun will be released on August 21st on the band's own Bomber Records.
As a bonus to the band's fans, Dispatch released the new song "Not Messin'" on Soundcloud as a free stream and download. Grab it here:
"Active Child ‘s remix ticks all the boxes of what we’ve come to expect from him:
glistening chimes, sharp and abrupt hi-hats and [Julia] Stone’s vocals complimenting the two, always lingering in the background." -- The Line Of Best Fit.com
Active Child has remixed "It's All Okay," the latest single from Julia Stone's upcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29. Check it out below!
Old Crow Medicine Show will make their debut appearance on the Central Park Summer Stage this summer! Set for August 6, the band will also be joined by special guests The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/IzV7nP.
Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow kicked off their European tour last week in suport of the upcoming release of their sophomore album Tree Bursts In Snow, out May 22 (digital) and June 26 (physical). The band will be keeping their fans in the loop from the road as they post weekly tour updates on their website. Check out the first week's entry HERE, which includes a video (above) of the band's impromptu performance of "Four Bulbs" from their debut album Boots Met My Face while traveling through the UK on the Isle of Mull for their show at An Tobar. The boats in the background are the same photographed on the front cover of Boots Met My Face. Visit the band's website for all European tour dates: http://admiralfallow.com/live/.
The band plans to make their way over to North American for tour dates this fall.
Written by Ian Coristine with acclaimed novelist Donna Walsh Inglehart, this magical interactive eBook One in A Thousandcontains 18 instrumental tracks by Great Lake Swimmers, as well as photos and videos from their time spent in the Thousand Islands, where much of their 2009 abum Lost Channels and their music video for the track "Palmistry" were recorded. The eBook was created expressly for the iPad and pushes the boundaries of the new digital publishing age. Watch the trailer for “One in A Thousand” above and visit the Great Lake Swimmers special webpage here.
It is with much sadness and regret that we have learned of the passing of Todd Simko, a close member of the Nettwerk family. Todd was a loving husband and father, a caring friend and a talented member of our music community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Todd, from all of us at Nettwerk, you will be greatly missed. We will love you forever and may you rest in peace.
Parasite, 'Bass Culture at it's fullest' Zane Lowe– BBC UK
“Parasite…comeback single” – NME
“Hadouken! are poised for the next step!” – AltSounds
Hadouken! are back. In anticipation of their third studio album, the London-based five-piece partnered up with Alternative Press to share the official music video for lead single, “Parasite.” To watch “Parasite,” see above.
Director Aubrey Woodiwiss (from the award-winning agency, The Mill), deftly crafts an anxiety-inducing video that pumps with adrenaline, effectively delivering the song’s natural energy. The video is not for the light-hearted or any person with an insect phobia..but, well-worth checking out.
On May 22nd, Hadouken! release Parasite EP that includes four brilliant mixes from SkisM & Zomboy, Break, Akira Kiteshi Rulin’ and The Shadowchild. To celebrate the EP release, Hadouken! makes the track available as a free download on their site: www.hadouken.com/parasite.
“…a hipper, more global sensibility is at work on Everything in the World…
[Wanting] combines the soaring self-assurance of Alanis Morissette with the folk-pop attack of head Cranberry Dolores O’Riordan.” – The Georgia Straight
Everything In The World, the debut album from Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting, is out this week. CBC Music is currently hosting a listening party for the album, alongside a feature entitled “Meet Wanting.” The full feature can be found here: http://bit.ly/JE0HqG.
Stream Wanting's debut album Everything In The World below:
Whether penned in her native tongue of Mandarin or English (which she only learned to speak at age 16), Wanting’s piano-swept music has already won a following because her compositions—pop musings that plumb emotion—resonate universally. Without a label behind her, Wanting’s tunes have already sound-tracked the upcoming Chinese film Love in the Buff, appeared on a Mercedes Benz sampler, and amassed combined views of millions on Chinese YouTube.
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop will debut his first full-length, Where The Mountain Meets The Valley on Nettwerk Records (May 15 digital, on shelves July 3).
In his early 20s, Hyslop composes beautiful melodies; showcasing his unforgettable vocal harmonies. Inspired by an array of artists - Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine – Hyslop has developed his own kind of artfully-rendered Americana.
In anticipation of the album’s release, Hyslop partnered with Exclaim! to share “Do Not Let Me Go,” a song written in a quasi-conscious state – the words that surface when you think they are your last. After enduring two near-death experiences, the lyrics are wrenching, intimate and redemptive. To listen to a 1-minute telling by Hyslop, followed by an acoustic performance, watch the video clip above.
“Do Not Let Me Go” Is Available As A Free Download Here: http://snd.sc/I8BLKs