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Great Lake Swimmers Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Great Lake Swimmers have announced additional east coast dates in the U.S. in August and October, which include stops in Hudson (NY), Baltimore, Portland (ME), Burlington, Brooklyn, Northampton and Ithaca. The band has been on the road for most of 2012 in support of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, which Paste Magazine called "a treat of melodic proportions." In addition to the newly added dates, Great Lake Swimmers are currently touring across Canada playing various festival and headline shows. All tour dates are listed below.

Newly added U.S. dates:
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Thur, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ West Mount Vernon Park (WTMD "First Thursday" Concert Series)
Tues, Oct 2 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Wed, Oct 3 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Thur, Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Fri, Oct 5 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
Sat, Oct 6 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

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The Be Good Tanyas Reunite For Live Dates In Support Of 'A Collection (2000-2012),' Out Today


"A retrospective as timeless as it is fresh." - eMusic.com

A Collection [is] an extended 16-song retrospective which firmly encapsulates their solid, inimitable, banjo-driven folk-soul.” – FolkAlley.com

Vancouver-based alt/folk trio The Be Good Tanyas have reunited for a special run of live dates in support of their new album, A Collection (2000-2012), out today. The tour dates include appearances at Vancouver’s ShoreFest (Aug 1) and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival (Aug 10-12), as well as various West Coast headline dates (full tour schedule below). The ladies plan to continue touring through the fall, with dates around the Midwest and East Coast to be announced in the coming weeks.

Listen to A Collection (2000-2012) on SoundCloud:

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Watch Old Crow Medicine Show & Darius Rucker Perform "Wagon Wheel" At The Grand Ole Opry

Darius Rucker recently joined Old Crow Medicine Show during a performance of their Gold-certified hit single "Wagon Wheel" at the Grand Ole Opry.  Following the performance Rucker revealed via Twitter that his third country album will include a cover of the song with fellow label mates and frequent tour partners Lady Antebellum

Today, Old Crow Medicine Show release their brand new album Carry Me Back.

Family Of The Year Adds Dates With Hey Ocean!; Album Available Now

“Melodies bristle, harmonies surge, hooks fly dense as bullets…a bright and startling debut” - NME

Out now, Los Angeles-based Family Of The Year release their Nettwerk Records’ debut album, Loma Vista.

To Listen To 'Loma Vista,' Click Here: http://snd.sc/OYN7RQ

Starting July 21st, Family Of The Year will share the stage with Milo Greene on select dates in the US, followed by a month-long tour with Hey Ocean!. The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s renowned music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade and more.  To get a glimpse of the "live" sound, check out the above stripped down performance on Wilcox Sessions taping, filmed in Los Angeles.

The band is excited to hit the road to perform new songs and already-familiar tracks from last year’s St. Croix EP; which was heralded by NPR as “ebullient, full of stylistic left turns” and “intense and atmospheric” by Rolling Stone.

Enlisting producer Wally Gagel (Rolling Stones, Muse, New Order, Sebadoh, Rihanna, Eels, Folk Implosion), this is the first time that the band has gone outside their own camp while recording their music. “Having him work with us was really helpful, because you have to be pushed to edit yourself and be better, be stronger, work harder on things,” says lead vocalist/guitars, Joe Keefe. “Working with someone like that who knows exactly what we wanted it to sound like with the same exact vision, it was really kind of a no-brainer.” 

Producer/Mixer David Bottrill Smashes Into The Charts w/Oceania, The New Album From Smashing Pumpkins

Bottrill mixed Oceania, the first new album from Billy Corgan and company since 2007’s Zeitgeist. Oceania debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart June 19th while the first single from the album, The Celestials, is currently in the top 40 at Alternative radio and climbing.

Bottrill’s work can be heard next on the forthcoming double album from the massively successful rock band Stone Sour, on which David just completed production.

Wanting's Debut Album 'Everything In The World' Goes Platinum In China In Its First Week!

Watch the lyric video for “我的歌声里 (You Exist In My Song),” a track recorded in Wanting’s native tongue of Mandarin, from her debut album Everything In The World.

Vancouver-based, Chinese-born artist Wanting has gone Platinum in China in just one week with her debut album, Everything In The World, which Universal Music China (via a licensing deal with Nettwerk) released on July 5th. Though based in Canada, Wanting has spent the past few years building a rabid online following via Chinese YouTube, and most recently had the song “Drenched” from her debut album prominently featured in the Chinese indie-flick Love In The Buff.

Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride (who also personally manages this rising talent) comments on Wanting’s success in China: “Everything In The World is an album three years in the making. Wanting delivered an authentic and heartfelt album that I believed would not only resonate with her generation, but would also transcend language boundaries and talk to a worldwide audience. It was essential that we had the right partners in China to deliver this album properly, and we found that in Universal Music China.”

Everything In The World was released via Nettwerk Records in North America on April 24, and her unique story quickly caught the attention of the CBC flagship nightly news program The National

Watch The National’s segment on Wanting here: http://bit.ly/MkOYS4.

Keep reading for more information on Wanting and her upcoming appearances at various Chinese music festivals...

Morgan Page & Tegan And Sara's First Gold Single With "Body Work"

Nettwerk Records and Morgan Page are pleased to celebrate the career-high achievement of his latest single, “Body Work” - a collaboration with Tegan And Sara. Reaching gold in Canada, “Body Work” is both Page and Tegan And Sara’s first gold single worldwide.

“Body Work,” from Page's latest album, In The Air, entered the Top 20 at Canadian Pop Radio and remains on the chart for its ninth consecutive week. At iTunes, “Body Work” spent five weeks on the top 10 “Dance Songs.” The accompanying video was added into heavy rotation at MuchMore, Musiqueplus and MuchMusic, and was consequently featured as the “Recommended Video Of The Week.”

To celebrate, Morgan and Tegan sat down for twitter interview, aka Twitterview to discuss their first gold single at #bodywork.

In Case You Missed It: Old Crow Medicine Show On NPR's Weekend Edition

Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua recently sat down with NPR's Weekend Edition to discuss the band's upcoming release Carry On, the success of their Gold-certified track "Wagon Wheel," and more. Listen to the interview HERE.  Carry On (ATO Records) is in stores on July 17th. 

Joshua Hyslop Releases Bonus Tracks; Shares "Cold Wind" Video

"Hyslop's sound is a hushed and crystalline Americana folk wrapped in pillowy clouds" – Vancouver Sun

"Hyslop is an instantly likeable singer-songwriter with a gift for intimacy
and almost ghostly mood-making" – Straight

This week, Vancouver-based Joshua Hyslop releases the physical version of Where The Mountain Meets The Valley via Nettwerk Records (available digitally since May) that includes several bonus tracks. To celebrate the arrival on shelves, Hyslop shares the video for bonus track, "Cold Wind" (see above).

To Listen To "Where The Mountain Meets The Valley" Click Below:

Directed by Michael Rodriguez, the visual juxtaposition to film the pastoral backdrop in black and white perfecly compliments the measured yet organic feel of Hyslop's musical styling.

The physical edition includes three bonus tracks - "Cold Wind," "What Have I Done (feat. Salome LeClerc)" and "Have You Heard? (Acoustic)."

Chris Lord-Alge and Green Day in Rolling Stone

Grammy®-winning mixer and Nettwerk Producer Management client, Chris Lord-Alge, appears in this month's Rolling Stone magazine as part of a story on Green Day's upcoming record, which Chris mixed. If you have a Rolling Stone subscription you can check out the article at Rolling Stone online. Or, go pick up the July issue on newsstands now!