“awesome” – Pitchfork
“slow-moving lullaby with lots of warm vocal harmony” – Stereogum
“orchestral, electro-pop ballad” – SPIN
“lovely warm-up, rhythmic and slow but pulsing with energy” - Flavorwire
Nettwerk recording artist Ladytron has released their new music video for lead single, “White Elephant,” from forthcoming studio album, Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK). Directed by Michele Civetta, the music video was filmed at a chateau in Normandy, France and features a bevy of fascinating characters.
Ladytron are set to embark on a major North American fall tour in support of Gravity The Seducer. Joining them throughout the tour is SONOIO, a solo project of Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails). The month-long tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on September 22nd and wraps up in Miami, FL on October 15th. See dates below.
Last week, So You Think You Can Dance finalist Melanie danced solo to Angus & Julia Stone's cover of "You're The One That I Want" from the musical Grease. As a result, the track sold more than 4,800 copies this week, and both the 'Big Jet Plane EP' (which the cover initially appeared on) and the band's award-winninn sophomore album Down The Way landed on the Billboard Folk Chart this week. Check out the solo performance above.
Additionally, Nylon Magazine premiered a heart-breaking animated video today by the Aussie brother/sister duo for the track "I'm Not Yours Anymore" from Down The Way. See the original post from Nylon ">here,and check out the video on YouTube below.
Nettwerk-managed artist and award-winning songwriter Nneka recently unveiled the title video (above) from her upcoming album Soul Is Heavy. The artist has started to reveal information about this anticipated release, but the official release date has yet to be officially announced.
“One of the best soul singers to emerge in the past few years” - The Times
“Our girl Nneka is the greatest… this afro-soul rump-shaker is pure hotness” - Rolling Stone
Soul Is Heavy effortlessly balanced combination of hip-hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God. Respective albums have earned Nneka the moniker of 21st Century Soul for their sincerity and frankness and this, her third album, is no different. The album features guest collaborations with the likes of The Roots’ Black Thought and Ms. Dynamite and affirms her credentials as a fast-rising star of black-consciousness music.
“Songs like ‘Fascinated’...sparkle with a catchy confidence that’s filtered through an ‘80s pop prism...” – BlackBook
Today, indie-pop trio Ivy releases a new track entitled “Fascinated” from their long-awaited fifth studio album All Hours, out September 20, 2011. To celebrate the album’s release, the NYC-based trio--Parisian-born singer Dominique Durand, Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger--recently announced their first live show in five years at the Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, September 24 in their home city with special guest Tahiti 80.
Listen to “Fascinated” and other selections from All Hours below.
National Geographic recently posted the above video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch/State Radio) collaborating with the SierraLeone's Refugee All-Stars on the track "Coffee And Wine," which appears on the deluxe version of Stokes new solo album Simmerkane II.
Stokes released Simmerkane II last month (Ruff Shod/Nettwerk), which debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers' chart. Inspired by Stokes’ freight hopping adventures across the U.S., the 10-track album was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) and includes guest appearances from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).
In September, Stokes will embark on a 12-city solo tour (keep reading for dates).
Blush--Victoria, Natsuko, Angeli, Ji Hae and Alisha--will make their American television TONIGHT when they perform their debut single “Undivided” (FarWest Entertainment) with Snoop Dogg on FOX’s wildly popular “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” show. In addition, Fox.com will exclusively premiere Blush’s performance video for “Undivided” featuring Snoop Dogg. For a limited time only, viewers will be able to download the single for free (limited quantity available) from the five gifted girls whose edgy and fun music is delivered with a unique spin. Details available on fox.com/dance.
Last month, BLUSH’s hotly anticipated global debut single--currently #27 on Billboard’s dance chart--premiered on Yahoo.com via the animated video for “Undivided” to an overwhelming response. The animated clip for “Undivided” which also featured Snoop Dogg marked the first-ever music video created solely utilizing the Brushes App for iPad.
Visionary artist BT recently unveiled a brand new video for track "A MillIon Stars" from his Grammy®-nominated album These Hopeful Machines. The video featuresthe talented Kirsty Hawkshaw on vocals, and was produced and edited by Christopher Andrew from Stoptime 341 Productions (additional video content and animations by A Lune Blue and Duncan Frazier).
A true collaboration between BT and Kirsty Hawkshaw, the single package of "A Million Stars" will be released on August 16th and features new remixes from Marc Simz, Myon & Shane 54, Jason van Wyk, Airwave, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Digital Stories and Save The Robot.
Canadian music magazine Exclaim! is currently hosting an exclusive listening party of Joshua Hyslop's debut EP "Cold Wind," which came out today physically in Canada. Click HERE to read their full story and listen to the entire 6-song EP.
Joshua Hyslop is a folk musician with a modern edge, pulling inspiration from artists like Ryan Adams, Iron and Wine and Sufjan Stevens. He finds song-writing inspiration from the people and relationships that surround him, writing about his experiences candidly to expose his own vulnerabilities, doubts, and conflicts. He has garnered much attention around his live shows, where he captivates audiences with his charming and genuine performances. Stay tuned for more news from this up and coming artist!
Guster have just announced that they will release a new six-song EP called On The Ocean, out August 2 on their own Ocho Mule label. The EP features b-sides from their latest album Easy Wonderful, along with live acoustic tracks and remixes.
Additionally, the band will join Jack's Mannequin on a co-headline tour that kicks off August 2, the same day the EP becomes available.
Keep reading of On The Ocean track list and tour dates.
Nettwerk went digging through the vault once again to find rare releases to share with our fellow music fans. This week, we are excited to announce that seven EPs from former Nettwerk recording artist Consolidated are now available digitally on iTunes for the first time ever. Each of these EPs feature various remixes of original album tracks from the early 90s alt dance/industrial group. See below for the full list of EPs now available on iTunes, and stay tuned for more reissues from Nettwerk's vault.