“The Spanglish Song,” the latest track to be revealed from Jay Brannan’s upcoming sophomore album Rob Me Blind (out March 27), recounts a failed transcontinental romance while being sung in both English and Spanish. A fitting track to share with his fans today, Valentine’s Day...perhaps Jay’s least favorite holiday of the year. "The Spanglish Song" is available for purchase on iTunes starting February 21st, but listen to it on SoundCloud below.
Jay took this opportunity to put together an anti-Valentine’s Day playlist of some of his favorite anti-love songs from his favorite decade of music, the 90s. Says Jay, “It's not all candy, flowers, & hearts for some of us (most of us, even?), and I'm pretty sure the last time I had a valentine was in high school (and it probably ended badly before the final bell even rang). So I put together a list of my favorite '90s anti-Valentine's Day songs that are not only still awesome for a lonely, single February day in 2012, but way beyond.”
Check out Jay’s playlist on Spotify (here) or Rdio (here)
Nettwerk Producer Mangagement would like to congratulate our client, MIke Shipley, on his Grammy® Wins!
On Sunday February 12th, the 54th Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles, and Grammy®-winning Mixer/Engineer Shipley walked away with 2 awards.
Shipley won 'Best Engineered Album' and 'Best Bluegrass Album' for his engineering and mixing work on the Alison Krauss & Union Station album, Paper Airplanes. Shipley previously won in 2000 for Best Country Album with Faith Hill’s classic, Breathe, which Mike also engineered and mixed.
Congratulations to Mike Shipley and all of the Grammy Winners!
On April 3, Grammy-nominated Producer/DJ Morgan Page releases his third full-length album, In The Air - a brilliant balance between kinetic house music and blissful, radio-ready pop. To sample tidbits from the album, click the above soundcloud.
For the album, Page assembled an all-star cast of guests to appear on the original tracks, including Tegan And Sara on "Body Work" and "Video," Jonathan Mendelsohn and AndyCaldwell on "Where Did You Go," GregLaswell on "Addicted,” and a powerhouse combination of BT, Sultan + Ned Shepard and AngelaMcCluskey on title track and lead single, "In the Air."
The above-mentioned 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 Top 10 successes -- "Longest Road," "Call My Name,” “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition” – “In The Air” is Page’s first #1 single. When asked by Billboard Magazine about his career achievement, Page humbly answers, “It just got an immediate genuine response from people that blew me away.” “In The Air” remained in the Top 10 for an incredible 25 weeks! In North America, early radio placement for follow-up single, “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.
Premiered At ARTISTdirect.com, State Radio shares behind-the-scenes footage as they record "Roadway Broken," from their forthcoming studio album.
State Radio band members are road veterans, not only as a headlining act but also having previously shared the stage with Michael Franti, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman and most recently, The John Butler Trio. State Radio performed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention alongside Rage Against The Machine.
"Roadway Broken" is about a mother searching for food for her children after the 2010 earthquake, and is available as a free download. There are several ways for fans to get the song: 1) tweet about the song, 2) tweet about donating to Haiti, 3) share a message to Facebook about the song and Haiti and/or 4) buy it at Bandcamp for $1. Half of all proceeds will be donated to Stand With Haiti: a Partners In Health service organization to provide health care, clinical and social support and rebuild and reinforce the public health systems in Haiti.
fun.’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Some Nights is out February 21st. Lead single, "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)" has seen big successes - the track snags last week’s #1 spot at iTunes Top Singles Chart and is featured in Chevy’s new Sonic campaign, which debuted during Super Bowl XLVI, click HERE to watch the TV spot.
As always, fun. pays tribute to their fans and supporters; today, the band streams the ENTIRE ALBUM on their website a week prior to street date. At 4:30am this morning, frontman Nate Ruess writes a thank you note, “we’ve been freaking out about this [album] for almost a year. But this album isn't for us anymore. It finally gets to live within the ears of whom it was intended for... it's for you.” Nate continues, “When I think thematically of what this album is about, I think about how many of the songs are about trying to figure out just who you are, and the optimism and perseverance that results in doing so. Fortunately, that's how I feel when I'm at a fun. show. You're allowed to be anyone as long as you know the words. For almost 10 years you guys have given me something to belong to and I sincerely hope that this album belongs to you. It's ended up being our way of saying ‘thank you’ for being who you are. And please keep being that person.”
“...A surging EDM smash…as the track builds and builds, at last unleashing into an insane, hands-in-the-air explosion of alarm noises and booming beats."
– MTV BUZZWORTHY
" Pulse-pounding electro-tinged orgy of fun. Page outdoes himself...an unrelenting force of kinetic energy..." – ABOUT.COM “Song Of The Day”
February 8, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – For the first time, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page teams up with Canada’s Tegan And Sara, for a new, original tune – “Body Work.” “Body Work” is a stellar example of Page’s skills as a producer but also an artist. Having remixed numerous cuts for the indie stalwarts, the three wanted to write something together from scratch. The result is one of the most exciting tracks off the much-anticipated 2012 studio album. To Listen To “Body Work,” click below:
“Body Work” is the follow-up to lead single, “In The Air,” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and Angela McCluskey 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.
After being transformed into an adventure anthem for Chevy's new TV ad that made its broadcast debut during Super Bowl XLVI, fun.'s hit single "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)" has climbed all the way to the top of the iTunes Top Singles Chart. The track snagged the #1 spot, coming in ahead of Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Adele, David Guetta & Nikki Minaj and more!
fun.'s highly anticipated sophomore album Some Nights is out February 21, 2012.
New York-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan will celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album Rob Me Blind (out March 27) with a special hometown show at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm. (Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/xgdS55.)
Brannan released his critically lauded debut album goddamned in 2008, but first gained attention with his role in John Cameron Mitchell’s 2006 indie film Shortbus, where he performed his original song, “Soda Shop.” For his sophomore effort, he teams up with Grammy-winning producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles), who brings instrumental textures to Jay’s songwriting, hinting at a slightly new direction for the minimalist artist while maintaining the signature qualities of a Jay Brannan album: brutal honesty, sharp wit, and sparkling melodies.
Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting has released a new song called “Drenched” from her forthcoming debut album, due out on Nettwerk this spring. The track, which is accompanied by a lyric video (above), is featured in the movie trailer to the upcoming Chinese feature film “Love In The Buff.” The single is out now in iTunes (here), along with B-side “You Exist In My Song,” which is sung in Wanting's native language of Mandarin and about old friends alive in one’s thoughts.
Stay tuned for news, including album details, on Wanting.
Glasgow's Admiral Fallow (an NPR "Band to Watch" at SXSW 2011 and Paste Magazine's #3 Top International tip in the USA for 2012) have had an exciting couple of weeks. “Squealing Pigs,” their foot-stomping, clarinet-driven, sing-along single from their critically acclaimed debut album Boots Met My Face, was the soundtrack to a GE commercial that made its network television premiere during Super Bowl XLVI to an estimated audience of over 111 million. The track was also used in an episode of NBC’s Chuck. The track, already a favorite in the UK, was released in North America on February 5, 2012 as a digital single on Lo-Five Records via INgrooves and features newly designed artwork. Get it here.
The band has just completed their sophomore album, which will be released via their new label home, Nettwerk, in May. The upcoming release was mixed by Paul Savage at Glasgow’s Chem 19 (Mogwai, King Creosote) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, The National, Battles) at Sterling Sound NYC. More album details will follow, but in the meantime, Admiral Fallow has just announced an extensive UK tour starting April 22, 2012.
"Beetle in The Box," the first single to be taken from the new album, received its debut spin on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show on January 25 and has had subsequent plays on Radio 2 and BBC 6Music, XFM etc. The band is offering fans the chance to download the single for free from their site www.admiralfallow.com, for a limited time. Keep reading for full list of UK tour dates.