Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach will release their debut album Blonde, on March 4 via Nettwerk Records. The duo has perfected their unique blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop.
They recently shared party-starting album single, “Miracle”, and tropical grit-pop track “On My Side” which opens with vintage synth sounds and grooves into a deliriously catchy chorus. The band has just revealed the kaleidoscopic new video for album track “Been There Before” with NME.
Newcomers Run River North (formerly Monsters Calling Home) have unveiled their first official, not to mention hilariously gory video from their upcoming self-titled debut, out February 25. The “Fight To Keep” video premiered yesterday on TeamCoco.com, who described it as “equal parts mandolin riffs and ‘The Hunger Games.’” Directed by Zack Stoltz, the video features actor/comedian Diedrich Bader and the six-piece band on an innocent camping trip turned Battle Royale.
On Saturday, January 25, Run River North will be included in Lexus: Music Uncovered, a pre-Grammy® special exploring Los Angeles hot spots and up and coming bands airing on CBS at various times in 10 major markets (Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, Houston and DC). The band was also recently featured on Last Call With Carson Daly, PBS Artbound and NPR Weekend Edition, where they discussed various themes of hope, struggle and identity reflected on their debut album – all band members come from families who moved to Southern California from Asia, which creates a subtle overlap of Asian and American folk reflecting the hyphenated existence of the band members.
"On this new track from 'Do Not Engage,' the Vancouver group showcases what they know how to do best: no frills, fuzz drenched garage rock." -- Filter Magazine
The Pack A.D., the Canadian garage rock combo featuring Becky Black and Maya Miller, premiere “Animal,” a new single from their forthcoming album Do Not Engage (Jan. 28, Nettwerk), via Filter Magazine. Listen to "Animal" and read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1eQQODY.
The pair, who have been described as “a fantastically gritty rock duo” (NPR) and “the equivalent of a sonic knuckle sandwich” (Exclaim), have also added three weeks of dates to their previously announced 2014 North American tour with new dates including a stop at SXSW as well as headlining dates in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and an extensive number of Canadian performances.
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of Melbourne-based, nine-piece neo soul/indie pop outfit The Bamboos to its label roster. Their new album, Fever In The Road, will be released on April 1, 2014.
Listen to album track "Avenger" below:
The Bamboos are the brainchild of band leader Lance Ferguson, who initially drew inspiration from the instrumental raw funk of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but the band’s sound and style is in a constant state of evolution, keeping fans and critics alike on their toes and unable to pigeonhole. For Fever In The Road, Ferguson co-produced the album with ARIA-nominated, multi-instrumentalist studio wizard John Castle (Josh Pyke, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gossling), whom they worked with on their previous, three time ARIA-nominated album, 2012’s Medicine Man. Fever In The Road sees Castle and Ferguson venturing into sonic landscapes The Bamboos have previously touched on but never fully inhabited; there exists an aural complexity and depth that allows darker moods to roam through the album, with vocal duties split between Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson, who bring contrasting yet complimentary styles.
Buzzing UK band Coves have released a new video for "Cast A Shadow" from their upcoming debut album Soft Friday, out March 31 in the UK (TBA North America). The video premiered today on tastemaker website Noisey, who called the track "a slinky, 60s-indebted slip of a song that makes me want to line my eyes like Edie Sedgwick, throw glitter down my cheeks like Beck, wear an indecentlyne short skirt, and wiggle my hips till dawn." Read Noisey's full post HERE.
The band recently announced they'll be joining Band Of Skulls on a handful of UK dates:
23rd March Met Uni Leeds
24th March QMU Glasgow
25th March Ritz Manchester
28th March Shepherd’s Bush Empire London
29th March Rock City Nottingham
Nettwerk is thrilled to announce that Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has been nominated for "Best British Single" in the prestigious Brit Awards. "Let Her Go" was the biggest selling single by a British artist in the UK in 2013, and Brighton-born troubadour was the only British artist to have sold over a millions singles on top of a Platinum album.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has spent the past five years dedicated to busking the streets of wide flung towns and cities across the globe, only for 2013 be the year when worldwide recognition struck with his infectious single "Let Her Go."
Guster has begun recording their next studio album (title TBA), due out later this year, with producer Richard Swift at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, OR. Swift has produced albums for such artists as Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, Foxygen and The Shins, the latter of which he is also a band member. Percussionist Brian Rosenworcel wrote on the band’s studio journal earlier this week, “There is the feeling that we’re about to make something special. Not just the hope. It’s like a manifest destiny this time around. More to come.”
The forthcoming album follows the December release of their free live album, Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony, which is available now via their website www.guster.com.
Guster began in a dorm room at Tufts University and has released six studio albums in the last two decades – Parachute (1993), Goldfly (1998), Lost and Gone Forever (1999), Keep It Together (2003), Ganging Up On The Sun (2006) and Easy Wonderful (2010). Known to open up for themselves in disguise as psychedelic rockers “Trippin’ Balls” and as Christian Southern Rock outfit “The Peace Soldiers,” Guster has also shared the stage with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and most recently, the Dallas Symphony. Singer Ryan Miller has branched out into scoring films – including 2012’s beloved Sundance standout Safety Not Guaranteed. Bandmate Adam Gardner has started his own non-profit called “Reverb,” which works with bands, artists, and venues to reduce the music industry’s environmental footprint.
Coves are thrilled to announce that they will be joining Band of Skulls on their UK tour in March 2014. Their highly anticipated debut albumSoft Fridayis released on Nettwerk Records in the UK on March 31, 2014 (North American release date tbd).
Coves have spent the last 18 months quietly acquiring critical acclaim and support from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Don Letts and Radcliffe and Maconie and XFM’s John Kennedy, to name but a few. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s haunting classic "Wicked Game" peaked at No. 1 on the Hype Machine last year and has since been used to advertise ‘The White Queen’ drama series across BBC’s networks. In September, they signed with Nettwerk Records and in November they released "Beatings," the first single to be taken from their debut album Soft Friday.
Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.
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Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page has announced that he will be extending his residency at Wynn Las Vegas for another year, marking the third year of his relationship with Wynn. Page's first date of 2014 will be on January 11th at Wynn's indoor/outdoor venue, Surrender, where he will play the second Saturday of every month.
As an added bonus, fans traveling to Las Vegas to see Morgan Page will be able to use a special promo code (DJMP14) when booking their rooms at Wynn Las Vegas, which will offer preferred hotel rates and include four complimentary passes to Page's performance.
Throughout 2014, Page will continue to bring his charged live DJ sets that brilliantly balances highly energized House beats and blissful radio-ready vocal tracks to XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club.
Mike Rosenberg is starting 2014 off on a high note, with his international hit single “Let Her Go” certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with nearly 2.5 Million tracks sold. The song also reached a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 over the holidays, grabbing the #7 spot for two weeks in a row. The single has also been sitting comfortably in the top 5 on iTunes’ Top Singles Chart for several weeks, peaking at #3 just last week.
At radio, the single closed out the year and is now in its fourth week in the #1 spot at Triple A, as well as top 5 at Hot AC (#3) and top 10 at Top 40 (#9). The video, which is approaching nearly 170 Million views on YouTube, ended the year at #2 on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown and was included in VH1’s Top 40 of 2013.
During his sold-out North American summer tour, the VH1 You Oughta Know Artist made his stateside national television debut in July on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performed “Let Her Go” with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band. He followed that performance with a morning television debut on Live! With Kelly and Michael. Media coverage has included mentions on The Today Show (iHoda Playlist) and in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, and features in USA Today, Billboard, Washington Post, Rolling Stone.com and more.