“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
Today, The Pack A.D. and Nettwerk Records will release an EP titled Some SSSongs. The EP is a 5-song collection of tracks from previous albums (“Sirens,” “Haunt You,” “Positronic,” and “Deer”) and a new track (“Battering Ram”) from their upcoming 5th LP Do Not Engage, set for release January 28, 2014. More album details to follow in the coming weeks.
Partnering with CBC Music in Canada and Artist Direct in the US, The Pack A.D. share the official video for their first new single since last year’s Juno-nominated LP Unpersons – “Battering Ram.” Reuniting with director Lloyd Lee Choi (“Positronic” and “Sirens”), the video is a dark, gritty portrayal of the seedy (sometimes bloody) underworld, mixed in with stylistic slow motion throughout.
The Pack A.D. will be playing in New York City (Tuesday, September 10 at Pianos) before making their way to Los Angeles for a mini residency (Monday, October 7 at The Satellite and Monday, October 14 at Chris Douridas’ School Night at Bardot).
Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, to its worldwide label roster.
With the self-released LP The Family Tree: The Roots, Ben set out to do something non-traditional and progressively conceptual. In 2011, The Roots was the first installment of a three-part, stand-alone album series that chronicles a fictitious, and sometimes otherworldy, 19th century family.
Radical Face will release the second installment to the series, The Family Tree: The Branches on October 22 via Nettwerk Records. Following the first album, certain instrumentations and melodies that represent a “family member” will reappear in the second album as a continuation of a story or descendent. The Branches will also progress in production using instruments that would have been more readily available in the era of the story set from 1860-1910.
“I like storytelling, and wanted that to be the focus. I looked up genealogy charts and studied some American history for a frame of reference, then pulled from personal experiences and put it all together,” says Ben. Such concepts and stories come naturally to Ben, whom before turning to music wrote fiction. He switched to music after a hard drive crash where he lost his two nearly completed novels.
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"Ghost Beach manage to tap into urban synth-pop zeitgeist without sacrificing traditional musicality or authentic feeling." - American Songwriter
“Pop pioneers/tech wizards Ghost Beach are moonwalking their way into mainstream spotlight with a fusion of retro 80’s-inspired melodies with innovative experimental sounds.” - Vibe
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach will join singer, producer and drummer Robert DeLong for the first half of his North American tour (starting September 3rd in Cleveland, OH), before finishing up several festival dates.
Enlisting the help of engineer Greg Calbi(Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bon Iver, MGMT, Tame Impala), Ghost Beach will release a remastered version of standout track, “Miracle” and “Been There Before” (available tomorrow, August 27th). Also part of the single release is the club version of “Miracle” remixed by London-based Nathan C, exclusively premiered with EarmilkHERE.
Four years into the production process, Dan Messé (of NY-based collective Hem) took to the band's Facebook page to announce his involvement in the Broadway adaptation of the beloved and Academy Award-nominated film Amélie.
Given his expertise in the field of composing, it's no surprise that Messé had been commissioned to take on the project. Shortly after Hem completed music for the Public Theatre production of Shakespeare’sTwelfth Night in Central Park, Messé was approached by a team of producers to bring his unique style to their forthcoming project.
Fans of Hem and Amélie will appreciate the new score. "There's a real osmosis that goes on between the two projects. I think that Hem fans will definitely find a lot to love in this score. And vice versa, Amélie fan will hopefully discover Hem. I hope that new audiences discover the band," says Messé.
Nettwerk congratulates catalogue label artist Old Crow Medicine Show, whowere taken by surprise last Friday night at The Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland when they were invited to become members of the Grand Ole Opry. They will formally be inducted into the Opry on Tuesday, September 17th.
Near the end of the group’s performance, Grand Ole Opry member and country music icon Marty Stuart surprised them on stage and asked if they’d like to become the next members of the legendary establishment. Old Crow members answered with a resounding yes and hands in the air while the sold-out crowd responded with a standing ovation. Stuart and the band then combined forces on “We Don’t Grow Tobacco” before the band launched into their signature fan favorite “Wagon Wheel.”
"From our humble beginnings on street corners to finding acclaim on stages worldwide, our eyes have always been on one prize in particular. More than anything else Old Crow Medicine Show has wanted to be a part of the Grand Ole Opry, “ said OCMS fiddler Ketch Secor. “To join the company of those brilliant, bright stars who first shot across Country Music's most celestial stage--- Roy Acuff, Deford Bailey, Uncle Dave Macon, Maybelle Carter, Sarah Cannon--- is the finest company that any picker could ever hope to keep.”
State Radio recently recorded six tracks at Daytrotter, including songs from their studio album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion.
Daytrotter posted the special session; check it out HERE
Lead singer Chadwick "Chad" Stokes will be setting out on an innovative and original touring venture, his first ever Living Room Tour. Already sold out, more dates are getting added every week. For more information, please visit: www.stateradio.com. Full dates below.
Great Lake Swimmers lead singer and songwriter Tony Dekker will release a solo album called Prayer Of The Woods on October 8, 2013. The album, which Dekker refers to as a “musical interlude” between Great Lake Swimmers albums, is reminiscent of early GLS recordings in its quiet and intimate approach, and presents a stark portrait of a Canadian troubadour. Dekker has also announced a run of tour dates in conjunction with his solo effort, starting in Thunder Bay, Ontario on September 28 at Finlandia Hall.
Prayer Of The Woods was chronicled in two parts during June 2013 at the historic St. Brendan’s Church in Rockport, Ontario. It was recorded and mixed by Justin Nace, with additional overdubs and tracking at the House Of Miracles in July. All of the instruments and vocals were played and sung by Tony Dekker, including guitars, accordion, mandolin, piano, pump organ, Hammond B3, mellotron, harmonica, autoharp, and percussion. It was mastered at the new House Of Miracles by Andy Magoffin, now located in Cambridge, Ontario.
Upon listening to Prayer Of The Woods, listeners will find songs of geographical reference (“Somewhere Near Thunder Bay”), contemplations of mortality (“Final Song”), finding spirituality in the natural world (“Prayer Of The Woods”), and ongoing existential crisis (“Hearing Voices”). There are also new interpretations of a couple of classics: “Land Of The Glass Pinecones” and “Carefree Highway.” The title track is based on an anonymous poem of Portuguese origin that has become known in forest reserves throughout North America.
As the principle songwriter for Great Lake Swimmers, Tony Dekker was nominated for two Juno Awards, has won two Canadian Independent Music Awards for the albums Lost Channels (2009) and Self-titled (2003), was short-listed for the Polaris Prize (Lost Channels) and long-listed for New Wild Everywhere. Great Lake Swimmers was hand picked to open concerts by Robert Plant, Jeff Tweedy and Feist among others, and has been called “a national treasure” by the CBC. Notable television and film soundtracks include the series Weeds and American Idol (“Your Rocky Spine”), as well as original soundtracks composed for the 2008 documentary Song Sung Blue and the e-Book One In A Thousand.
Great Lake Swimmers are preparing to release a new studio album in 2014.
After 35 weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, internationally renowned songwriter Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has landed at #1!
With an additional 11 Hot AC stations adding “Let Her Go” into rotation this week, the hit single also jumps up the Billboard Hot AC Chart to enter Top 30. In the U.S., Hot AC adds are coming in weekly, and already include 104.3 MYFM (LA), Fresh 102.7 (NYC), Mix 104.1 (Boston), Alice 97.3 (San Francisco), Mix 96.5 (Houston) and various SiriusXM stations (The Pulse and 20 On 20). In Canada, the song has been added to AC & Hot AC stations 104.9 CHUMFM, 98.1 CHFI and 99.9 Virgin (Toronto), 92.5 The Beat (Montreal), 102.7 The Peak (Vancouver) and the ROUGE FM network throughout Quebec. This week, “Let Her Go” also makes it debut on the Hot 100 chart, sitting at #95.
Now #1 in 16 countries, “Let Her Go” is Platinum in the UK, Gold in Canada and over 2 million copies sold worldwide and 77 million YouTube views for the official music video.
With 30+ cities on his headlining summer tour, Passenger's North American tour is completely sold out with the exception on one remaining date on track to sell out shortly. Keeping true to his roots, Passenger has been busking in various cities around the country in addition to playing his proper live gigs. He tells USA Today in his “On The Verge” feature, “Everything I've built has been from the ground up, self-funded, and playing on the streets keeps me honest and connected."
“The Outfield's "Your Love" has been sampled and covered countless times, but never with such EDM electricity as on Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Morgan Page's new remix. The familiar English power-punk vocals are backed by a booming, club-ready beat for an exciting new sound.” - Rolling Stone
Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page today announces his biggest ever tour - Morgan Page Presents Tour. This is Morgan’s first official tour following the incredibly successful “In the Air” tour that included over 35 sold out shows, resulted in Sirius XM inviting Morgan to host his own weekly show and drove over 500,000 digital tracks sales in the US and Canada alone.
Morgan Page Presents Tour will bring Morgan’s acclaimed performances to over 50 US and Canadian cities and will feature a revolving roster of handpicked developing talent from around the world. Morgan personally sought out the brightest rising stars from around the world, each making a name for themselves within the dance music genre. Special guests on select dates include Audien (USA), Beltek (Slovenia), Maor Levi (Israel), Project 46 (Canada), Topher Jones (USA) and Walden (Australia).
“This tour is all about showcasing new talent and groundbreaking artists," Morgan Page says. “There's so much amazing music out there and I want to help champion new and emerging artists. The bus tour kicks things off in the fall, bringing along my favorite new artists but that's only the beginning. Music is only one component of the brand. Everything will revolve around innovation - new technology, new artists, and new experiences that will entertain and enrich people's lives.”
"Dreamers' by Savoir Adore: Pretty, light, and fun -- the voices in this duet seem to dance in the clouds, and you can't help but find yourself wanting to float there with them." -- Vogue.com
“Savoir Adore combined two sounds of optimism: surging folk-rock chords and the solid foundation of an electronic beat.” --The New York Times (Live Review)
"Blissful electro-pop..." -- WNYC Soundcheck
“As far as male/female duos go, Savoir Adore is near the top.” -- Village Voice
"Muro and Hammer positively nail harmonies with they way they alternate lead vocal duties providing an array of textures across the board." – The Line Of Best Fit
Following two previously sold out NYC shows, Brooklyn-based duo Savoir Adore have announced that they’ll headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, September 21, marking their largest hometown headline show to date. They are also playing their first headline gig in Los Angeles tonight, August 7, at The Echo before heading up to San Francisco for Popscene on Thursday, August 8 (all tour dates are listed below).
On the heels of their video for lead single “Dreamers” reaching 1 Million Views, Savoir Adore have unveiled a fiery new video for the track “Regalia” from their latest album Our Nature, which was re-released on Nettwerk in June. The video premiered yesterday on LA tastemaker blog Buzzbands.LA.
Directed by Alex Maxwell and Iwan Zwarts of The Mill, the video is a journey in and out of an entirely new geometric dream world. The paper-constructed landscape was designed by Hayley Morris, the animator behind the critically acclaimed video for Iron & Wine's "Joy."
The band has also teamed up with EVNTLIVE to stream a special set from San Francisco on Friday, August 9 at 3pm PDT that will be available for fans around the world to watch live. Details are available here: https://www.evntlive.com/#!/event/1000503.