Dispatch has unveiled the director's cut of the video for their song "Not Messin'" via their YouTube Channel. Directed by so pa Productions (Coachella & Bonnaroo documentaries, The Low Anthem, Alexi Murdoch), the video was shot at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich, RI - home of the region's best line dancing. More than 150 enthusiastic fans responded to Dispatch's call out for extras, and arrived at the video shoot location in their best Country Western attire.
Mishnock Barn is a location hand picked by the band, as the barn is located next door to LakeWest Recording Studio where the band recorded their early albums Bang Bang, Four-Day Trials, and Who Are We Living For?. Mishnock Barn owners Dan and Kelly Albro recruited and taught their line dancing regulars to perform the line dance that made an appearance in the video. The storyline and concept was a collaboration between Dispatch members and so pa.
Beginning today, fans can pre-order the band's forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun on the band's web store. A limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28-page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. Pre-orders qualify fans for weekly drawings where the band gives away one-of-a-kind Dispatch items like custom bobble-heads of the band and a Chia Chad. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.
The album is also available on iTunes for the special low pre-order only price of $6.99.
"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly
“The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk recording artist, Family Of The Year partners with Consequence Of Sound to share the official music video for “Diversity” from their much-anticipated studio album, Loma Vista (out July 10). To watch the video, see above.
Directed by Danielle Katvan, the video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA. Matching the track’s energy, the video concept highlights the band’s creative personality while incorporating a great performance. Without giving too much away, the video contains cheeky content not advisable for young children.
Out now, Diversity, a four song EP of the single includes two album tracks (“Diversity” and “Stairs”), a remix of “Diversity” and a previously unreleased track, “She Wants To Talk.” To listen to the EP, see below.
Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers recently paid a visit to Daytrotter and recorded six tracks from their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere. Daytrotter posted the special session; check it out HERE and stay tuned for more news from Great Lake Swimmers.
fun. has announced details of their very busy summer schedule, including sold out headline shows, high profile TV appearances, and the arrival of a new single/video from their breakthrough album, Some Nights.
The jam-packed itinerary gets underway this weekend when fun. teams with Janelle Monáe for a much-anticipated live performance of their record-breaking #1 hit, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe),” at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, slated for Sunday, June 3rd at 9 pm ET/PT (check local listings).
Monday, June 4th will see fun. visiting ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for an eagerly awaited performance on the show’s famed Outdoor Stage. That same day will also see the band partnering with AOL for a free concert at Los Angeles’ House of Blues Sunset celebrating “Signature Sounds,” an original video series and traveling music program hosted on AOL Music and AOLOn. Tickets to the show will be available via an exclusive RSVP page, located at http://music.aol.com/signature-sounds/.
Monday will also see the long-awaited debut of the epic companion video to fun’s new single, “Some Nights.” The clip – directed by Anthony Mandler (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake, The Killers) – will have its world premiere exclusively on MTV and on www.mtv.com at 3:55 pm ET. In the meantime, fun. fans can get an early taste of the “Some Nights” video via a special teaser, streaming now. To watch the video, see above.
Check out this exclusive Buzznet premiere of The Colurs new single “Easy to Love,” from their unreleased debut EP. The Colurs are combining contemporary pop production with lush orchestral arrangements to bring you a fresh new sound this summer. This debut video features The Colurs’ members Max Townsley and Drew Erickson and their orchestra performing live from their recording house in Denton, Texas.
The album, which has yet to be released, features original tracks written and recorded by Townsley and Erickson. Both multi-instrumentalists, they played all the primary parts on the record and composed the accompanying orchestral score. A few other previews to the album can be heard on the bands website or on their YouTube channel.
Check out Julia’s exclusive acoustic performances, interview and photo shoot with MTV Iggy here: http://bit.ly/M40a5k
“It’s practically impossible not to fall just a little bit in love with both the singer and her beautifully fragile music.” -- Q Magazine (UK)
Julia Stone’s new solo effort, By The Horns, is officially in stores this week, and to celebrate, the Aussie chanteuse has released a new video for the album’s title track. In the video, which was directed by Jessie Hill and filmed deep in the jungles of tropical Asia, Julia takes the viewer on a gondola ride through mist-shrouded lakes, playing the role of a scorned goddess who has turned her unfaithful ex-lover into a goblin of the underworld, but she ends up the victim of her own creation. The video recently premièred on the KCRW Music Blog. Watch it above.
By The Horns was produced by Thomas Bartlett and Patrick Dillett, whose combined work includes credits on records by Antony & The Johnsons, David Byrne, The National, and Mary J Blige. The album is comprised of nine original tracks and a cover of The National’s “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” (Listen to it here: http://bit.ly/KYgX4d.)
Critics from around the globe are praising By The Horns:
“ A Triumph” – Harper’s Bazaar (Australia)
“…haunting folk ballads.” – MTV Iggy
"Darker, wiser, and more personally reflective...’By the Horns’ strikes a nice balance between standard, confessional singer/songwriter fare and radio-ready alt-pop."—All Music
“…a work of true depth and emotion.” -- Clash Magazine (UK)
"The sister has branched off from the brother and is learning to fly on this exceptional solo release." -- LA Music Blog
"Her lovely, airy voice is more forceful on this record, and we like it." – The Owl Mag
"’By The Horns’ will give you goosebumps.” -- triple j magazine (Australia)
“…a firm example of Stone’s mass appeal and ability to stand alone as solo artist.”
-- The Line Of Best Fit (UK)
“I see the power of music to connect cultures. I see it when I stand on a stage at a bluegrass festival … and I bust out into a song in Chinese, and everybody's eyes just pop wide open.” - Abigail Washburn
Nettwerk Records' catalogue artist and TED Fellow, Abigail Washburn, headed to Long Beach, CA for the annual TED2012 Conference. Washburn joined a 2012 class of honorees that included a molecular biologist, a space archaeologist, a blue whale scientist, a DIY Neurologist and 20 other innovators recognized by the globally recognized and highly esteemed nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” To watch, please visit HERE.
Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.
This week, Morgan Page begins a series of summer festivals and headline gigs across North America in support of his recently release album, In The Air. To celebrate, Conan O' Brien invites Morgan to be this week's featured Guest DJ for "Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco." Included in Morgan's featured playlist is a stream to his full album and a link to his 100th 'In The Air' Podcast. Check it out! Playlist track listing below.
Nettwerk Records and Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop are pleased to celebrate his Canadian album chart debut, with Where The Mountain Meets The Valley landing at #175 on Canada's Top 200 Chart, as well as #67 on the Digital Albums Chart.
In his early 20s, Hyslop is inspired by an array of artists - Damien Rice, William Fitzsimmons, Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine – but, has developed his own kind of artfully-rendered Americana.
In the coming days, Hyslop will be taking his music on the road. The stripped down performances highlight Hsylop’s innate ability to effortlessly write beautiful melodies layered on top of lovely harmonies.
Toronto based singer-songwriter Liam Titcomb is set to release "Love Don't Let Me Down," the lead single from his forthcoming Nettwerk debut album, out June 19th. The single comes bundled in a 4-track EP, which is comprised of an acoustic version of the title track, as well as additional songs “Map Of Me” and “Chasing You.”
Listen to "Love Don't Let Me Down" below:
The result of a powerful collaboration with producer Jay Joyce, “Love Don’t Let Me Down” boasts a cinematic storyline driven by shimmering guitars and painted with Titcomb’s signature delivery. The track remains both irresistible and inspiring; a perfect forerunner to Liam’s upcoming full-length debut.
Titcomb is preparing for a handful of Canadian dates, starting May 30th. For a complete list, see below.