On October 11th, Family Of The Year partnered with TOMS Shoes for "World Sight Day." As part of the "Today I Am Happy To See..." campaign, the band took photos from the road during their current tour with White Arrows.
TOMS are known for shoes and their One For One campaign - for every person who buys a pair of TOMS, a child in need also receives a pair. They've recently launched a sunglass line with the same theme. For ever pair purchased, TOMS gives sight to a person (whether that be with reading glasses, eye surgery, etc).
State Radio reveals the lyric video for “Big Man” from their forthcoming album - Rabbit Inn Rebellion (out October 22 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records).
As the largest international protest, The Occupy Movement inspired the story behind “Big Man.” A song about the social and economic inequality within the financial structure -- with a shout out to the late Mohamed Bouazizi (the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire) as well as references to Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom).
"With the one year anniversary of The Occupy Movement approaching, I'm proud of our contingent here in Boston on the front lines. The song is about the economic disparity between Wall Street and the rest of us, while referencing Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom). Playing at Boston's Dewey Square was a dream for me. I was so honored to be there, let alone play music, for our brothers and sisters who are making a stand against injustice and corruption," – says lead singer/guitarist Chad Stokes.
Nettwerk Management artist Stereophonics share with fans a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming studio album. Directed by lead guitarist and vocalist Kelly Jones, the 5-minute short film for “Violins and Tambourines” is the first time that Jones steps behind the camera.
“I've loved film and music ever since I was a kid. When I first started writing songs I realized they could paint pictures in your mind, which inevitably leads to telling stories. I've always wanted to combine them both. Directing for the first time with a fantastic crew and cast was a great experience. Here's an appetizer of film and new music from our 8th album - listen with headphones!” says Jones.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional information about the album and touring plans.
Radical Face (Ben Cooper) has released a new video for "Always Gold," his upcoming single due out November 12th in the UK. The single is off of his latest album, Family Tree: The Roots, which is the first in a trilogy of albums telling the story of a fictional family tree.
The "Always Gold" video centers around the relationship between two brothers, and as with all Radical Face videos, it was made exclusively with family and friends. Most impressively, the production cost less than $50.
"a plaintive melody and muscular guitar riff create dreamy tension" – USA Today
“…bears a resonance imcomparable to anything Angus has ever done.” – Paste
Nettwerk Music Group would like to congratulate Angus Stone, who has been nominated for two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Music Awards - Best Male Vocalist & Best Blues And Roots Album - for the exceptional solo release, Broken Brights. Angus Stone is perhaps better known as half of the acclaimed sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone, and the voice behind the pair's stand-out track "Big Jet Plane," which has more than 11 million YouTube views.
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Nettwerk Music Group is excited to share its Fall Music Sampler 2012, highlighting some of the most exciting music coming from Nettwerk artists this fall, as well as some recent favorites. It's available here: http://amzn.to/SZIDs3.
The sampler features stand-out tracks from the label's latest signings, like the buzzed about LA-based band Family of the Year (who LA Weekly describes as an “off-center California pop sound for the here and now”), UK-born singer/songwriter Passenger (who NME says shows “heaps of style and intelligence”), Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow (who Mojo calls "Scottish indie-rock's new champs"), Chinese-born, Vancouver-based artist Wanting (whose debut album Everything In The World is already triple Platinum in China), and Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Joshua Hyslop (who the CBC has called "superbly talented"). It also includes songs from favorite Nettwerk artists such as Morgan Page, Delerium, whose upcoming album is their first new studio release in six years, State Radio, Great Lake Swimmers and Junkie XL.
To advance the forthcoming album, Synthesized – out November 27 via Nettwerk Records – Junkie XL partners with MagneticMagazine.com to offer a free download of the Kurd Maverick Dub mix of “Gloria” featuring Fredrik of Datarock.
Synthesized sees Junkie XL chilling out with beautiful, lysergic lullabies such as "The Art of Luxurious Intergalactic Time Travel" and “Take Off On Molly’s E.” The album also features performances by Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) on “When Enough Is Not Enough,” Tommie Sunshine on “Love Machine” and Isis Salam (Chinese Flash Mob, formerly of Thunderheist) on “Off The Dancefloor,” as well as spoken word by TimothyLeary on “Leave Behind Your Ego,” with a rare excerpt from “The Psychedelic Experience: Going Out.” On each track you’ll not only find Junkie XL helming electronics, but playing bass, guitar and/or drums himself.
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
In light of her tour dates selling out almost immedately after being announced, Chinese-born, Vancouver-based songstress Wanting has added second performances in Los Angeles and New York City. She's also been added to an offcial CMJ showcase at The Living Room on October 16th (full list of dates is below). In a recent live review of the Zebra Music Festival near Shanghai, Billboard.biz said, "This Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter put on an unparalleled set thick with emotion, energy and musical chops…with a soulful, expressive voice, vulnerable lyrics and striking looks.”
Wanting released her debut album, Everything In World, in North America in April, and left for China soon after, where Universal Music China released the album in July. Everything In The World went Platinum in its first week. Wanting has been touring across China all summer, playing various headline shows and festivals in front of audiences of nearly 40,000; the album is now Triple Platinum in China and Double Platinum in Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia. It also remains the#1 selling album in China.
Wanting upcoming tour dates:
Sun, Oct 7 Vancouver, CA @ The Rio (8:00pm)
Tues, Oct 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café (early show; 9:00pm)
Tues, Oct 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (late show; 11:00pm)
Sun, Oct 14 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (2:00pm)
Mon, Oct 15 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (7:00pm)
Tues, Oct 16 New York, NY @ The Living Room (CMJ; 10:45pm)
Thur, Oct 18 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (7:00pm)
Influential Canadian outfit Delerium partners with MXDWN to share current single, “Days Turn Into Nights,” from the first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera – out October 30 via Nettwerk Records.
At the helm is founder Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy), who enlists the talents of collaborator Rhys Fulber and vocalist Michael Logen.
In the past, Delerium has featured strong female vocalists – having worked with Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Miranda Lee Richards, Butterfly Boucher, Emily Haines (of Metric) and the most commercially successful single, “Silence,” featured Sarah McLachlan. For “Days Turn Into Nights,” Leeb incorporates a male singer for the second time in 12 years. The last time Delerium brought in male vocals was on “Daylight,” featuring Matthew Sweet from 2000’s Poem andGreg Froese from 2006's Nuages Du Monde.
“I've always been fond of the female voice. But, I wanted to try something different and see what developed from it. Ultimately, it's about what's best for the song. Michael's vocals adds a unique element to the song and really helps to round out the album,” says Leeb.