“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns…it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked…a vacation in a song.”
“intense and atmospheric” – RollingStone.com
“Just bring the ocean, Family Of The Year will bring the motion.” – IFC Channel
“If you’re familiar with FOTY, you already know (and probably love) their beach sound. If not, [St. Croix EP] is a fantastic introduction.” – Wild Honey Pie
"The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of LA-based Family Of The Year. Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats, the irresistibly catchy St. Croix EP is due March 6th via Nettwerk Records.
To parallel the playfulness of the title track, the band enlisted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders to “create a video that didn’t have to be taken too seriously,” says drummer Sebastian Keefe. Watch it above.
fun. has announced a flurry of activity surrounding today’s release of their Fueled By Ramen debut, Some Nights. The album – which includes the hit single, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” – is now available in stores and at all digital retailers.
fun. will celebrate the release with a live performance on tonight’s installment of TBS’Conan, to be followed on Friday, February 24th, by a visit to VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live (check local listings).
A series of rare in-store events are slated for this week, paving the way for the start of the band’s much anticipated North American tour. The appearances kick off today at Long Beach, California’s Fingerprints Records, with other signing sessions slated for Chandler, Arizona’s Zia Records tomorrow, February 22nd, Philadelphia’s FYE on Thursday, February 23rd, Providence, Rhode Island’s FYE on Thursday, March 1st, and Denver’s Twist & Shout Records on Thursday, April 5th.
Earlier this year, critically-acclaimed Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone announced plans to each release solo albums in 2012 before pairing back up for another Angus & Julia Stone full-length. Today, Julia Stone announces the release of her album By The Horns on May 29th, and celebrates by delivering her captivating first single “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say.”
Watch The Video For “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say,” directed by Jessie Hill and co-starring actor Shiloh Fernandez:
Congratulations to fun. whose hit single, "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” is perched at #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart. The track is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore release, Some Nights, available next Tuesday, February 21st.
Last week, the track snagged the #1 spot at iTunes Top Singles chart, passing Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO and Grammy winner, Adele. This week, the track does even better…selling 296,000 copies, up 338% over last week. The success is in part due to the featured Chevy’s new Sonic campaign, which debuted during Super Bowl XLVI, click HERE to watch the TV spot.
For fans, the band is currently streaming Some Nights on their website. To check it out, please visit ournameisfun.com
“The Spanglish Song,” the latest track to be revealed from Jay Brannan’s upcoming sophomore album Rob Me Blind (out March 27), recounts a failed transcontinental romance while being sung in both English and Spanish. A fitting track to share with his fans today, Valentine’s Day...perhaps Jay’s least favorite holiday of the year. "The Spanglish Song" is available for purchase on iTunes starting February 21st, but listen to it on SoundCloud below.
Jay took this opportunity to put together an anti-Valentine’s Day playlist of some of his favorite anti-love songs from his favorite decade of music, the 90s. Says Jay, “It's not all candy, flowers, & hearts for some of us (most of us, even?), and I'm pretty sure the last time I had a valentine was in high school (and it probably ended badly before the final bell even rang). So I put together a list of my favorite '90s anti-Valentine's Day songs that are not only still awesome for a lonely, single February day in 2012, but way beyond.”
Check out Jay’s playlist on Spotify (here) or Rdio (here)
Nettwerk Producer Mangagement would like to congratulate our client, MIke Shipley, on his Grammy® Wins!
On Sunday February 12th, the 54th Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles, and Grammy®-winning Mixer/Engineer Shipley walked away with 2 awards.
Shipley won 'Best Engineered Album' and 'Best Bluegrass Album' for his engineering and mixing work on the Alison Krauss & Union Station album, Paper Airplanes. Shipley previously won in 2000 for Best Country Album with Faith Hill’s classic, Breathe, which Mike also engineered and mixed.
Congratulations to Mike Shipley and all of the Grammy Winners!
On April 3, Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page releases his third full-length album, In The Air - a brilliant balance between kinetic house music and blissful, radio-ready pop. To sample tidbits from the album, click the above soundcloud.
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," GregLaswell on "Addicted,” and a powerhouse combination of BT, Sultan + Ned Shepard and AngelaMcCluskey on title track and lead single, "In the Air."
The above-mentioned mega-collaboration led to a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart and #11 on BPM’s ‘Top 51 of 2011.’ Adding to a long history of Top 10 successes -- "Longest Road," "Call My Name,” “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition” – “In The Air” is Page’s first #1 single. When asked by Billboard Magazine about his career achievement, Page humbly answers, “It just got an immediate genuine response from people that blew me away.” “In The Air” remained in the Top 10 for an incredible 25 weeks! In North America, early radio placement for follow-up single, “Body Work,” primes the track to exceed “In The Air;” with early adds at more stations across the US and already Top 20 at pop stations in Canada.
Premiered At ARTISTdirect.com, State Radio shares behind-the-scenes footage as they record "Roadway Broken," from their forthcoming studio album.
State Radio band members are road veterans, not only as a headlining act but also having previously shared the stage with Michael Franti, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman and most recently, The John Butler Trio. State Radio performed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention alongside Rage Against The Machine.
"Roadway Broken" is about a mother searching for food for her children after the 2010 earthquake, and is available as a free download. There are several ways for fans to get the song: 1) tweet about the song, 2) tweet about donating to Haiti, 3) share a message to Facebook about the song and Haiti and/or 4) buy it at Bandcamp for $1. Half of all proceeds will be donated to Stand With Haiti: a Partners In Health service organization to provide health care, clinical and social support and rebuild and reinforce the public health systems in Haiti.
fun.’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Some Nights is out February 21st. Lead single, "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)" has seen big successes - the track snags last week’s #1 spot at iTunes Top Singles Chart and is featured in Chevy’s new Sonic campaign, which debuted during Super Bowl XLVI, click HERE to watch the TV spot.
As always, fun. pays tribute to their fans and supporters; today, the band streams the ENTIRE ALBUM on their website a week prior to street date. At 4:30am this morning, frontman Nate Ruess writes a thank you note, “we’ve been freaking out about this [album] for almost a year. But this album isn't for us anymore. It finally gets to live within the ears of whom it was intended for... it's for you.” Nate continues, “When I think thematically of what this album is about, I think about how many of the songs are about trying to figure out just who you are, and the optimism and perseverance that results in doing so. Fortunately, that's how I feel when I'm at a fun. show. You're allowed to be anyone as long as you know the words. For almost 10 years you guys have given me something to belong to and I sincerely hope that this album belongs to you. It's ended up being our way of saying ‘thank you’ for being who you are. And please keep being that person.”
“...A surging EDM smash…as the track builds and builds, at last unleashing into an insane, hands-in-the-air explosion of alarm noises and booming beats."
– MTV BUZZWORTHY
" Pulse-pounding electro-tinged orgy of fun. Page outdoes himself...an unrelenting force of kinetic energy..." – ABOUT.COM “Song Of The Day”
February 8, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – For the first time, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page teams up with Canada’s Tegan And Sara, for a new, original tune – “Body Work.” “Body Work” is a stellar example of Page’s skills as a producer but also an artist. Having remixed numerous cuts for the indie stalwarts, the three wanted to write something together from scratch. The result is one of the most exciting tracks off the much-anticipated 2012 studio album. To Listen To “Body Work,” click below:
“Body Work” is the follow-up to lead single, “In The Air,” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and Angela McCluskey on vocals. The mega-collaboration led to a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart and #11 on BPM’s ‘Top 51 of 2011.’ Adding to a long history of Billboard Top 10 successes – “Longest Road,” “Call My Name,” “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition” – “In The Air” is Page’s first #1 single. The track remained in the Top 10 for an incredible 25 weeks! In North America, early radio placement for “Body Work” primes the track to exceed “In The Air;” with early adds at more stations across the US and already Top 20 at pop stations in Canada.