Artists from across the Nettwerk Music Group family are in Austin for SXSW this week. Check out which artists from our label, management and publishing rosters will be attending and their schedules below. We also put together special SXSW playlists on Spotify and Rdio featuring tracks from some of these artists. Check them out!
Today, Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley release the Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground EP (out now in iTunes). The EP features various mixes of the infectiously catchy single from Grammy-winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge and rising DJ/producer and Grammy-nominee Morgan Page (who recently had a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart with single “In The Air”), and additional track “Mary The Inventor.”
“Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground,” which was the lead single from the duo’s Canadian debut mini-album Inventions (Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Nettwerk Records), was nominated for a Canadian Radio Music Award in the AC and Hot AC Categories.
Singer Ash Koley and producer/songwriter Phil Deschambault began their musical collaboration in 2004, when the two self-proclaimed nerds from Winnipeg were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Phil was looking for a singer who could relate to his sound, and Ash’s velvety voice did just that. Together, their sound is an amalgamation of diverse influences, from Abba to the Eurythmics, and from Peter Gabriel to Radiohead. The result is a band that is a full embodiment of what they each bring to the duo – quirky charm and upbeat classic pop music.
Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground EP track listing:
1. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Radio Edit)
2. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Tom Lord-Alge Mix)
3. Mary The Inventor
4. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Extended Mix)
5. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Dub Mix)
Today, Julia Stone releases her new single, "It's All Okay," from her forthcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29. The track premiered yesterday on NylonMag.com; listen to it below and grab it on iTunes here.
In other news, Julia has announces a special, intimate live show in Los Angeles on Friday, June 1 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 16. This date is one of a set of globals shows, including stops in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Sydney.
In 2012, Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) is gearing up to release his first studio album in four years; first since 2008’s Booming Back To You. The Dutch-born, California-based producer and remixer set the tone with last year’s teaser track, “Molly’s E.” Today, Holkenborg offers up a remix of another track from the album, “Off The Dancefloor.”
Better known for their performance art (eggs, glitter, feather bombs, mud, liquid latex, spaghetti) Tokyo’s electropop band, TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES, renders it anew with their stylized tweaks. TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES put together a teaser video to accompany the remix, you can watch it above.
On a side note, Holkenborg collaborated with Hans Zimmer to remix the theme song to the The Academy Awards®. Holkenborg is the first Dutch electronic dance music producer involved in the awards.
The Submarines will join alt-pop icons Guster on five west coast dates, starting with the launch of the tour tomorrow, March 10, in Salt Lake City at In The Venue. The Subs--Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti--will be playing these show stripped down as a dynamic duo, with Guster also playing their sets acoustically (full list of dates below).
The Submarines ended a busy 2011 with the release of their Shoelaces EP, featuring stripped-down versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire” (from their latest critically-acclaimed studio album Love Notes/Letter Bombs), covers of New Order’s “Your Silent Face” andJesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” and a re-worked and slowed-down version of the band’s most popular track to date, “You, Me And The Bourgeoisie,” recorded at Eagle Rock, CA studio The Ship. The also joined Ra Ra Riot on a handful of dates last month.
Listen to selections from The Shoelaces EP on Soundcloud here:
Yesterday, Ontario's own Great Lake Swimmers launched a promo tour for their upcoming fifth studio album New WIld Everywhere(April 3) with a special live performance at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario for CBC Q. The performance was broadcast this morning on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One along with a feature interview. The entire show is now posted on the CBC website. Listen to the show and see a photo gallery from the live show here: http://bit.ly/AjKiQT.
The band heads to Austin for SXSW next week (full list of shows below), and then head back to Toronto to unveil the entire new album live with a very special show from The Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Toronto hosted by Craig Norris on Tuesday, March 20. The entire concert will broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 and will be broadcast again on Canada Live at a later date. Video footage from the performance will be available on CBC Music – CBC’s newly-launched digital music service – at cbcmusic.ca in the days leading up to the April 3rd release of New Wild Everywhere. Tickets for the Glenn Gould show on March 20 will be available at HMV with pre-order of the new album at any Greater Toronto retail location.
Great Lake Swimmers launch an extensive tour in support of New Wild Everywhere on April 5 in Montreal. All dates below.
fun. has ascended to the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100” with their breakthrough hit single, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe).” The track is one of the many highlights found on the band’s newly released Fueled By Ramen debut album, Some Nights, which has entered Billboard’s “Top Current Albums” chart at #2 while also making a top 3 entry onto the Billboard 200.
With total downloads now approaching 1.5 million, “We Are Young” is also standing tall in its second consecutive week at #1 on the “Top Digital Songs” chart. The single is further proving a multi-format radio sensation, scoring #2 airplay at Alternative outlets nationwide. What’s more, “We Are Young” has exploded onto the CHR/Top 40 ranking at #24 – the highest ever debut on the chart from a new artist, according to Mediabase.
Additionally, the “We Are Young” companion video is earning extensive play across the MTV network. Recently named as MTV’s “PUSH Artist of the Week,” fun. is currently among the artists nominated for the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards’ “Breaking Woodie,” which honors today’s favorite emerging artists. Fans are invited to vote for fun. at www.mtv.com/ontv/woodieawards/2012/breaking-woodie/.
Currently starring on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard, fun. will celebrate the blockbuster success of “We Are Young” with an eagerly awaited performance on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, slated for April 23rd (check local listings). The appearance follows recent visits to TBS’ Conan and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
Nettwerk's Spring Music Sampler 2012 is available now on Amazon, and it's free! The sampler features tracks from some of Nettwerk's most anticipated 2012 releases from artists like Great Lake Swimmers, Morgan Page, Admiral Fallow, Jay Brannan, Family of the Year, JoshuaHyslop and more. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/zLS0AR.
Today, Great Lake Swimmers release the second single and title track from their forthcoming album New Wild Everywhere (April 3). The track is available now in iTunes, and the band will be shooting an official video for the track, but in the meantime, they've put together a special "behind-the-scenes" video (filmed by Stephen Chung) from the "New Wild Everywhere" recording session at Toronto's Revolution Recording. Our good friends at AbsolutePunk.net premiered the video today and posted an exclusive Q&A with GLS frontman Tony Dekker. Check out the post hereand watch the video above.
Earlier this year, Great Lake Swimmers released lead single "Easy Come Easy Go," which swiftly climbed its way to the #1 spot on CBC Radio 3.
New Wild Everywhere, the fifth studio album from GLS, will be available April 3, and the band will kick off their album promotion with a special debut performance of tracks from the new album in front of a live audience at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario for CBC Q, which will be broadcast the following morning on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One, along with a feature interview. They will then head to SXSW in Austin, TX from March 14 - March 17 for their first of many lives shows in support of New Wild Everywhere. (Full list of tour dates below.)
“Admiral Fallow offers the type of music marked by chamber strings and woodwinds layered with pop structural elements…we have high hopes for their sophomore album.” – PasteMagazine.com “Top 10 International Acts To Watch For 2012”
Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow will release their sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Tree Bursts In Snow on May 22, 2012. Since the release of their acclaimed 2011 debut Boots Met My Face, which the BBC called “surprising and enthralling,” the five-piece band has been on a seemingly unstoppable mission to capture the hearts and minds of listeners everywhere with beautiful melodies, sumptuous orchestration and bittersweet boy/girl vocals. With Tree Bursts In Snow, the band is ready to take the next step: from the recommended column of influential critics and into the hearts of the wider public.
Produced and mixed at Glasgow's famous Chem 19 studios by Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, TeenageFanclub), and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, TheNational) at Sterling Sound in New York City, the 10-track album veers from rambunctious acoustica to tenderly toned introspection. “I think of an album in the same way I do a live show,” says lead singer/guitarist Louis Abbott. “It needs to have a strong balance between catchy numbers and the slow-burners.”