“Recording this album has been a very different experience for me. It’s an opportunity to be more loose and have a bit more fun. Recording with Julia is cool but we both have our hands on the wheel. This is an opportunity to grab the wheel and do some burn-outs,” says Stone.
May 17, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – Following the recent release of lead single, “Bird On The Buffalo,” Angus Stone announces full details of his upcoming solo album Broken Brights - out July 17 via Nettwerk Records.
Broken Brights marks a departure for Stone, and not just from recording with his long-term musical co-conspirator and sister, Julia. The album, produced by Angus, is also proof that he can deftly shift between genres without compromising his signature sound.
While title track “Broken Brights” is a return-to-form for Stone — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth — “Bird On the Buffalo” is a livelier composition, incorporating distorted guitar riffs, which also make an appearance in the notably rockier “It Was Blue.” That string-laden track in particular is proof that his compositional skills transcend the preconceptions you might have about his musical style.
In the recording process, Stone has captured memories and imaginings from his pilgrimage around the planet. What he says about going solo could easily sum up the experience of listening to Broken Brights: “It’s a whole different trip.”
Last month, Angus released the visually stunning video for the track, featuring towering sand dunes, owls, wolves and model/actress, Isabel Lucas (Transformers, Immortals, Home And Away).
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares his debut full-length, Where The Mountain Meets The Valley, available now at iTunes (on shelves July 3). To listen to the album in it's entirety, see below.
In 2010, DJ Dan released his first artist album, titled Future Retro - a 2-part conceptual release that is both remixes of dance floor classics and entirely new pieces created from scratch. In honor of the Future Retro project, DJ Dan will share a handful of unreleased and previously released tracks for the Beats & Pieces EP (available now). The six-track EP includes a remastered version of the original “In Your Area” and a remix from funky house producer, DJ Mes. Fan favorite “Tribute To Voodoo Ray,” will see four mixes from H-Foundation, Trent Cantrelle and a collaborative rendition from DJ Dan and Mike Balance.
Vancouver’s latest indie rock sensation, Young Liars, partnered with Consequence Of Sound and Exclaim! to share their first official music video for lead single, “Colours” from their well-received EP, Homesick Future. To listen to the EP in its entirety, visit:
Directed by the Amazing Factory Productions team (Said The Whale, Yukon Blond, Hey Ocean), the video is filmed at the pedestrian bridge, “Pioneer Cycling and Pedestrian Overpass” in Surrey, BC. Illuminated at night, the bridge’s lights are programmed according to the season and in some cases, passing traffic.
“Colours” is a proper introduction to the band, as they prepare to release their full-length debut in 2012.
“’Colours’ has always represented a breakthrough for us in discovering our sound,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Jordan Raine. “While writing the new album, the song has served as a launching point, and sometimes measuring stick, for our new tracks.”
LA-based indie pop duo The Submarines are once again causing TV watchers to hum along to commercials. The band's song "Fire," from their latest album Love Notes/Letter Bombs,is featured in the new Amazon television ad campaign for the Kindle Fire (above).
Chinese-born, Vancouver-based artist Wanting was just featured on The National, the flagship nightly news and current affairs program from Canada's public broadcaster, CBC. The singer/songwriter released her debut album Everything In The World last month. Watch the segment, which includes interviews with Wanting herself and Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride, above.
Live footage from Dispatch's sold-out show at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey last summer is included in the new "World Of Red Bull" television commercial. Check it out above!
Dispatch will release a brand new album called Circles Around The Sun on August 21st, with a major tour kicking off on September 20th in Vancouver, BC. For more information, please visit dispatchmusic.com.
Great Lake Swimmers performed a special show at the Vancouver Aquarium in support of their latest album, New Wild Everywhere. Watch the video above to see the band make the Beluga whales dance with their single "Easy Come Easy Go."
The band is currently on their North American tour. Check out tour dates below.
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.