Angus Stone has just revealed the music video for his new track "Broken Brights," from his forthcoming solo studio album due out this summer. The video, which premered earlier today exclusively on Australia's tripple j website (here), is self-directed and was filmed in California's Redwood Forest with his partner, actress Isabel Lucas.
Angus tells tripple J:
"We planned the trip when we first met and it was here we traveled together for the first time. I thought I would bring along an old camera and capture some love along the way. With this old camera we didn't know whether it worked or not as it was film. We knew it clicked over but that was all we knew... so it was a great feeling to get the rolls back some months after and see the footage had marked our time in the woods as a love."
Stay tuned for more news on Angus Stone's solo album.
With SXSW just around the corner, Nettwerk Records is excited to share details on its label artists who will be appearing in Austin: Great Lake Swimmers, Family Of The Year and Kidstreet. Keep reading for information on each artist and their schedules.
Great Lake Swimmers
Toronto’s indie folk/rock darlings Great Lake Swimmers (GLS) will release their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, on April 3rd. The album captures all of the excitement and intuitive musicianship of a group at the peak of their creative powers, with 12 new tracks that reveal a depth and maturity only previously hinted at by lead singer and songwriter Tony Dekker. The first single (and the band’s most upbeat song to date), “Easy Come Easy Go,” just grabbed the #1 spot on Canada’s CBC Radio 3’s R3-30, signaling one of the fastest rises of any single to the top of that chart. New Wild Everywhere is the follow up to 2009’s Lost Channels, which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, was a favorite among influential bloggers and NPR staff, and received public endorsements by the likes of Feist, Robert Plant, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and cyclist Lance Armstrong. Watch the video for “Easy Come Easy Go” above or here: http://bit.ly/z4CX4v.
Family Of The Year
(Keep readin for more information and schedules...)
It's an exciting day for Nettwerk Management client fun.Their sophomore album and Fueled By Ramen debut Some Nights has proven a major breakthrough for the band, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s “Top Current Albums” chart and at #3 on the Billboard 200, with nearly 70,000 copies sold in its first week. Some Nights also topped Billboard’s “Vinyl Albums” chart, beating out Sleigh Bells and Lana Del Ray for the #1 spot. Furthermore, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” has claimed #1 on Billboard’s “Digital Songs” chart, #6 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, and is #3 at Alternative Rock radio with over 1 million single sales to date. Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Drake), Some Nights sees the band marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop.
Also, the band's acclaimed debut album Aim & Ignite (2009; Nettwerk) is back on the charts with nearly 5,000 copies sold in the past week alone. Nettwerk is celebrating fun.'s success by making the Aim & Ignite deluxe vinyl available once again at Amazon and indie retailers.
SiriusXM announced yesterday that Yoga's "Rock Star" Krishna Das will have has his own radio channel devoted to the yoga of chant with sacred and spiritual music on SiriusXM channel 360.
As released by SiriusXM:
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that best-selling American chant artist of all time Krishna Das will have his own SiriusXM channel.
Krishna Das Yoga Radio, scheduled to launch on Thursday, March 1, will feature music from eastern and western spiritual traditions and a diverse range of legendary and present-day artists, including: Krishna Das, Ali Akbar Khan, Choying Drolma, Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Lama Gyurme, Pandit Jasraj, Shantala, Sultan Khan and Wah! and many more.
The channel will launch with an exclusive special showcasing the music from Live Ananda, Krishna Das' new album featuring his classic chants recorded live. Throughout the day on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 10:00 am ET, SiriusXM listeners will hear Krishna Das tell stories and offer a first-hand illustration for the chants on the album.
"It's a great honor to be asked by SiriusXM to introduce chanting to a larger audience. I am very excited by all the possibilities of Krishna Das Yoga Radio. I hope to do interviews with chanters and teachers and we will keep adding new chants to the playlist. Please keep tuned in. All Love," said Krishna Das.
Subscribers can listen to SiriusXM's Krishna Das Yoga Radio online through SiriusXM Internet Radio, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices, and by satellite on the new SiriusXM Lynx and SiriusXM Edge radios. For more information, visit http://www.siriusxm.com/krishnadasyoga.
Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page has announced a new home for his sought after performances in 2012. Kicking things off on March 9, Page will perform at “Las Vegas’ Dance Music Mecca” [MTV News], XS nightclub.
EDM’s golden child, Page joins fellow mega-artists in the 2012 lineup, a bill that includes Tiësto, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and more. As part of this new relationship, Page will bring his charged live DJ sets that brilliantly balanced house music and blissful, radio-ready pop to XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club throughout the year.
“…Her most powerful set in two decades.” –The Telegraph
“It’s a work of subtle beauty – a cavalcade of warm strings and textured, intricate song structures that intertwine with the singer’s unmistakable vocals.” –GQ (UK)
In case you missed it, Nettwerk One publishing client and acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor released a brand new video for “The Wolf Is Getting Married,” off her new album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? . Watch it above.
Her ninth studio album, and the latest release in a career spanning 25 years and millions of record sales worldwide, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is as show stopping a performance as her silver jubilee deserves, and ranks as one of her best and most confident pieces of work so far.
Produced by long-term collaborator John Reynolds, its ten tracks play like an encyclopedic definition of O’Connor’s oeuvre: songs about love and loss, hope and regret, pain and redemption, anger and justice. This is an album of consistently moving, exciting, brilliant and beautiful songs built around Sinead’s voice at its very best – raw and passionate.
Today, Morgan Page reveals the official music video for “Body Work,” featuring indie duo Tegan And Sara.
The video for “Body Work” pays homage to “work out” tapes of the past - headbands and legwarmers, lest not be forgotten. A contemporary take on the 80s, director Lisa Mann approaches the humor and unadulterated fun of past videos through an updated lens. The result is an engaging and entertaining video that matches the song’s exuberance.
“Body Work” is the follow-up to lead single, “In The Air,” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and AngelaMcCluskey on vocals. The mega-collaboration led to a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart and #11 on BPM’s ‘Top 51 of 2011.’ Adding to a long history of Billboard Top 10 successes – “Longest Road,” “Call My Name,” “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition” – “In The Air” is Page’s first #1 single. The track remained in the Top 10 for an incredible 25 weeks! In North America, early radio placement for “Body Work” primes the track to exceed “In The Air;” with early adds at more stations across the US and already Top 20 at pop stations in Canada.
Nettwerk recording artist Joshua Hyslop premiered a new video for his track "Nowhere Left To Go" yesterday on Exclaim! (here). The video was directed by Michael Rodriguez and shot at Cypress Falls in Vancouver. "Nowhere To Go" is from the Vancouver-based singer/songwriter's latest release, the Cold Wind EP. Stay tuned for news on Joshua's full-length Nettwerk debut, coming soon.
In case you missed it, iconic frontman Peter Murphy dropped stopped by Rolling Stone the last time he came through New York for an on-camera interview with RollingStone.com. Check it out above or HERE.
Vancouver's Hey Ocean! has just released a new video for track "Big Blue Wave," from their EP of the same title (available on iTunes here). Check it out above and stay tuned for more news from Hey Ocean!