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New Signing: The Pack A.D.

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

“High-dudgeon garage from two pissed-off gals trying to hold onto a shred of their humanity in 21st America.” – Pop Matters

“One of the year’s nastiest rock albums” – Toronto Star

Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of the indomitable Vancouver duo The Pack A.D.

Who is The Pack A.D.? A jaw-dropping statement. To best experience what this means, watch the excellent music video for standout track “Positronic.” The above video has some unexpected (and grisly) moments; consider yourselves warned.

Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and belligerent guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, The Pack A.D. is an epically fierce explosion of punk, psych and garage rock. The revered duo formed in 2006 and established themselves as an integral part of Canada’s soundscape with the releases of Tintype (2007), Funeral Mixtape (2008) and We Kill Computers (2010). For their most recent output, Unpersons (2011), they teamed up with famed Detroit producer Jim Diamond (Electric Six, The White Stripes, The Mooney Suzuki), earning a 2013 Juno nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Group Of The Year.”

The Pack A.D. is all things snarl, piss, vinegar, venom and vitriol – and expect nothing less when they head back to the studios with Diamond for their forthcoming Nettwerk debut.

When asked for a quote, the brilliantly wicked Miller sums it up best with lyrics from Kool Moe Dee, “To say rock is not work, is ludicrous. Whoever said it, must be new to this. When you hear me, you'll compare me to a prophet for profit. Not merely putting words together for recreation, each rhyme's a dissertation. You wanna know my occupation? I get paid to rock the nation. I go to work.”

New Signing: The Pack A.D.

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

“High-dudgeon garage from two pissed-off gals trying to hold onto a shred of their humanity in 21st America.” – Pop Matters

“One of the year’s nastiest rock albums” – Toronto Star

Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of the indomitable Vancouver duo The Pack A.D.

Who is The Pack A.D.? A jaw-dropping statement. To best experience what this means, watch the excellent music video for standout track “Positronic.” The above video has some unexpected (and grisly) moments; consider yourselves warned.

Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and belligerent guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, The Pack A.D. is an epically fierce explosion of punk, psych and garage rock. The revered duo formed in 2006 and established themselves as an integral part of Canada’s soundscape with the releases of Tintype (2007), Funeral Mixtape (2008) and We Kill Computers (2010). For their most recent output, Unpersons (2011), they teamed up with famed Detroit producer Jim Diamond (Electric Six, The White Stripes, The Mooney Suzuki), earning a 2013 Juno nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Group Of The Year.”

The Pack A.D. is all things snarl, piss, vinegar, venom and vitriol – and expect nothing less when they head back to the studios with Diamond for their forthcoming Nettwerk debut.

When asked for a quote, the brilliantly wicked Miller sums it up best with lyrics from Kool Moe Dee, “To say rock is not work, is ludicrous. Whoever said it, must be new to this. When you hear me, you'll compare me to a prophet for profit. Not merely putting words together for recreation, each rhyme's a dissertation. You wanna know my occupation? I get paid to rock the nation. I go to work.”

Passenger Announces North American Summer Tour; "Let Her Go" Up To 18.5 Million YouTube Views And #1 In Nine Countries

About four years ago, Mike Rosenberg took to the streets with nothing but his songs and his guitar in the hopes of financing an album and making some new fans. Fast-forward to present day, and Rosenberg (aka Passenger) is on a worldwide trek, conquering one country at a time with his unique blend of the humorous and the heartbreaking. Since his last run in North America, including a fall tour supporting Ed Sheeran and a sold-out two week headline tour in December, Passenger has been selling out headline shows across the UK and Europe. He joined his good mate Ed Sheeran on an Australian and New Zealand run of dates, before launching his own sold out headline tour of Australia last month. Now, Passenger prepares to return to North America for his biggest headline tour to date, starting July 10 in Vancouver, BC and wrapping September 7 in Orlando, FL (all tour dates below).

Passenger released All The Little Lights on Nettwerk last August; the album debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart in its first week and has remained on the chart for 31 consecutive weeks. Stand-out single “Let Her Go” has reached over 18 million views on YouTube, and continues to pop up on Spotify’s weekly Top 10 Most Viral Tracks. Meanwhile, “Let Her Go” has reached #1 in nine countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and New Zealand. The album was also named the “Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012” by iTunes UK, and featured on both iTunes U.S. and Canada as a 2012 Chart Topper.

Keep reading for full list of dates...

Download Nettwerk's Spring Music Sampler 2013 Today!

Nettwerk is excited to share the Nettwerk Spring Music Sampler 2013, highlighting some of the exciting music coming from Nettwerk artists this spring, as well as some recent favorites. The sampler features stand-out tracks from the label's latest signings, like the buzzed about Swiss-German female duo BOY, Australia’s The Paper Kites, Brooklyn fantasy pop duo Savoir Adore, and Vancouver indie pop trio (and JUNO nominee) Hey Ocean!. The sampler also includes songs from some of Nettwerk's best, like Family of the Year, Morgan Page, k-os, Delerium, Passenger, and Wanting.

Download it for FREE on Amazon (US) or HMV (Canada), and enjoy!

Savoir Adore To Join Sea Wolf On Tour; "Dreamers" Single EP Out Today

“Savoir Adore combined two sounds of optimism: surging folk-rock chords and the solid foundation of an electronic beat.” – The New York Times (CMJ ’12 Live Review)

“[Savoir Adore] intuitively sharpen their dreamy dialogues with wiry, earthy hooks and defiant dance beats: the result is an ingenious marriage of esoteric artistry and easy accessibility.” – NPR “10 Artists You Should’ve Known in 2012”

Brooklyn-based duo Savoir Adore announces a 23-city U.S. tour supporting Sea Wolf, starting May 17th in Pomona, CA and wrapping June 21st in Los Angeles, CA. The band is currently in the midst of an east coast run of dates with On An On (all dates listed below). Their new album, Our Nature, will be re-released with one new, previously unreleased track called “Beating Hearts” on June 4th via Nettwerk Records.

“Dreamers,” the lead single from Our Nature, is officially out today as part of a 4-track EP, featuring two remixes of the album track and a cover of The Thompson Twins' hit song “Hold Me Now,” which premiered last week on NylonMag.com (here: http://bit.ly/14ZVtSC).

Listen To “Dreamers” And “Hold Me Now” On Soundcloud Here:


Family Of The Year Premieres "Hero" Video With MTV; #1 At Triple A Top 30 and Set For Lollapalooza, Summerfest, Kanrocksas And More

Partnering with MTV, Family Of The Year premieres the official music video for standout song, “Hero” from their Nettwerk debut, Loma Vista.

NW1 artist Olafur Arnalds Lands At #2 on iTunes' Classical Chart!

NW1 published artist and neo-classicist Ólafur Arnalds celebrates the release of his third full-length, For Now I Am Winter. The much-anticipated album hits the US iTunes Classical chart at Number 2!

At age 26, the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer has been involved with various projects and has had his music appear in countless films, television shows and advertisements, including [Hunger Games, The Colbert Report, Calvin Klein]. This young prodigy has achieved the cultural significance in Iceland comparable to his fellow countrymen Bjórk and Sigur Rós.

For Now I Am Winter marks a departure from past releases; it is the first time Arnalds incorporates vocals. Four of the twelve tracks features prog-rock vocalist Arnór Dan Arnarson, making a profound impression on an already remarkable collection. Watch the official music video for "Old Skin" feat. Arnarson (above).

Arnalds will be playing his own show at Poisson Rouge in NYC on April 18 with Ensemble LPR and touring Europe over the next several months. Visit Olafurarnalds.com for more information. 

Passenger Celebrates #1 On The ARIA Charts With A Performance On Australia's #1 Morning Show

This week, Passenger scored his eight #1 in Australia, where single "Let Her Go" reached the top of the ARIA Charts, pushing Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis to #2.  Watch his performance of the track yesterday on Australia's #1 breakfast television show, Sunrise, and stay tuned for some exciting North American tour announcements in the coming weeks. 

Frazey Ford To Join Megafaun And Justin Vernon At Vivid LIVE's "Sounds Of The South" At The Sydney Opera House

Frazey Ford, the acclaimed frontwoman of beloved Vancouver trio The Be Good Tanyas, will join Megafaun, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and more at the Sydney Opera House from May 29 to June 2 for Vivid LIVE's "Sounds of the South."

For details on the event, visit the official website HERE

Watch BOY's Gorgeous Acoustic Performance Of "Oh Boy" For Yours Tru.ly

BOY - "Oh Boy" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

BOY met up with the lovely folks at Yours Tru.ly earlier this month in San Francisco and filmed this gorgeous acoustic performance of "Oh Boy" overlooking the city. 

The Swiss/German duo have spent the last month charming audiences across the country as they tour in support of their debut album Mutual Friends. The pair launched theirfirst ever tour of North America on March 1 with a sold-out show at NYC's Joe's Pub, and went on to sell out venues in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Diego, two shows in both Chicago and Minneapolis, Philadelphia, DC, Toronto and Montreal. The girls wrap up this hugely successful tour with a final NYC show at the Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night, Friday, March 29th, which is also on track to sell out.

Mutual Friends debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #13, and broke into the Billboard Top 200 in its second week at #179, bringing them up to #5 on Heatseekers. The album remains on the Heatseekrs Chart as infectious single "Little Numbers," which boasts more than 8 million views on YouTube, makes its Triple A Top 30 chart debut this week. BOY has made fans at influential radio stations across the country, appearing in-studio for KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," KCMP's "The Current," WXPN's "World Cafe" and more. Additionally, MTV2 has added BOY and "Little Numbers" to "Artists To Watch."