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The Be Good Tanyas Announce Spring/Summer Tour Dates, Including Outside Lands Festival!

Vancouver alt-folk trio The Be Good Tanyas have announced spring/summer tour dates, including an appearance at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco in August.  See below for full list of dates. 

The Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton and Trish Klein—have achieved cult status since their inception in the late ‘90s. With classic albums like Blue Horse (2000), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006), the three young women were met with ever growing critical and fan acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews in Rolling Stone and MOJO, and selling out concert halls across North America and Europe. Combining original material with traditional standards, the Tanyas’ stunning vocals and seamless harmonies, combined with gorgeous acoustic instrumentation, resulted in music that was warm, honest and captivating. 

Family Of The Year Reveals "Stairs" Lyric Video; Tours With Belle Brigade & Good Old War

Recently signed to Nettwerk Records, Family Of The Year shares with fans the lyric video for “Stairs” a track from their forthcoming studio debut, Diversity (set for Summer 2012).

The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s largest music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, and Milo Greene. Early supporters have included NPR, Guardian UK, NME, CMJ and the BBC to name a few.

Currently, the band is on the road with Belle Brigade and Good Old War. For a complete list of dates, see below.

Angus Stone Shares "Bird On The Buffalo" Music Video

On Friday, Paste Magazine partnered up with Angus Stone to premiere the official music video for "Bird On The Buffalo" from his forthcoming summer release, Broken Brights.  Visually stunning, the video features towering sand dunes, owls, wolves, and real-life girlfriend, Isabel Lucas.

Filmed in California's Joshua Tree National Park and directed by Jessie Hill, the cinematic exquisiteness is the handy work of Oscar-winning cinematographer Sion Michel.

At The Request Of His Fans, Jay Brannan Releases Live Album 'Live At Eddie's Attic'

At the request of his rabid fanbase, Jay Brannan has just released his first ever live album, Live At Eddie's Attic, recorded live at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA.  The album (available now in iTunes) features live versions of tracks from Jay's repertoire (like "The Spanglish Song," "Housewife," and "Half Boyfriend"). And of course no Jay Brannan show would be complete without some banter and a couple of cover songs (Adele's "Someone Like You" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass"). 

The live album is also included as a download with the physical Deluxe Edition of Jay's recently released sophomore full-length Rob Me Blind, which can be ordered at Amazon and JayBrannan.com.

Listen to Jay cover Adele's "Someone Like You":

Jay just kicked off the European leg of his tour, and will return to the States for a 28-city tour starting Wednesday, July 18 in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall. See full list of dates below...

Morgan Page Celebrates Career High Chart Numbers - #6 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart in US & "Body Work" Moves Into Top 20 at Pop Radio In Canada

Nettwerk Records and Morgan Page are pleased to celebrate his career high album debut, with In The Air landing at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart, as well as #12 on the Current Electronic Album Chart. Morgan Page chats MTV News about In The Air, watch it here: http://on.mtv.com/HJ1sKV

Leading up to the release, Page has already enjoyed many “firsts” for the album. Title track “In The Air,” with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and featuring Angela McCluskey on vocals led to a #1 hit in the U.S. on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart and #11 on BPM’sTop 51 of 2011.'

In Canada, follow up single, "Body Work" feat. Tegan And Sara, sits in the Top 20 at Top 40 radio in Canada with the accompanying video at heavy rotation at MuchMusic and previously featured “Video Of The Week” at iTunes.

Great Lake Swimmers Unveil New Video For Title Track "New Wild Everywhere"

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 Billboard Heatseekers 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.

Admiral Fallow Releases New Single "Paper Trench"

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.

Listen to "Paper Trench" on SoundCloud below:

Morgan Page Is #1 on Beatport's 'Top 100' Albums Chart; Shares "Where Did You Go" Lyric Video

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.

Jay Brannan's 'Rob Me Blind' Debuts At #17 On Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

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.

Keep reading for full list of tour dates...

In Case You Missed It: Great Lake Swimmers Live From The Glenn Gould Studio

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