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!
Great Lake Swimmers to Debut New Songs Live on Both CBC Radio One's Q with
Jian Ghomeshi and CBC Radio 2’s Drive As Well As Perform Their Entire New Album Live at CBC Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio
On March 8, Great Lake Swimmers will debut brand new songs from their upcoming album New Wild Everywhere in front of a live audience at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario for CBC Q. Their performance will be broadcast the following morning March 9 on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One along with a feature interview. In mid-March, the band will play a live stripped down set on CBC Radio 2’s Drive with Rich Terfry and on March 20, Great Lake Swimmers will unveil their entire new album live with a very special show from The Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Toronto hosted by Craig Norris. 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 across Canada beginning March 5.
The first single, “Easy Come, Easy Go” from the upcoming album has already cracked the top 10 on CBC Radio 3 and has caused CBC Radio3 host Grant Lawrence to proclaim "The best Great Lake Swimmers song ever? Maybe!” Scene1425.com on the other hand recently premiered the new song "Les Champs De Progéniture." (http://bit.ly/xTLTJp) Sung entirely in French, the song will appear on the band’s upcoming album New Wild Everywhere.
Listen to “Easy Come, Easy Go” & “Les Champs De Progéniture” here:
"newcomers Young Liars rely on the kind of synth-fueled melodies that are all the rage these days. Fortunately, the five-piece do it better than most, as evidenced by their rock-solid debut EP" – Daily News (PA)
“outstanding” – Ology [Artist Spotlight]
"making school a lot more interesting!" - OwlMag.com
Available now, Young Liars’ debut EP Homesick Future is currently available to stream at AOL Spinner, Canada's MuchMusic, Exclaim! and others. The Vancouver-based quintet brilliantly blends synth-fueled indie rock with pop-friendly hooks and earnest, bright-eyed vocals.
Next month, the band will release their first official music video for lead single, “Colours.” In the meantime, check out the lyric video below.
“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns…it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked…a vacation in a song.”
“intense and atmospheric” – RollingStone.com
“Just bring the ocean, Family Of The Year will bring the motion.” – IFC Channel
“If you’re familiar with FOTY, you already know (and probably love) their beach sound. If not, [St. Croix EP] is a fantastic introduction.” – Wild Honey Pie
"The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of LA-based Family Of The Year. Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats, the irresistibly catchy St. Croix EP is due March 6th via Nettwerk Records.
To parallel the playfulness of the title track, the band enlisted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders to “create a video that didn’t have to be taken too seriously,” says drummer Sebastian Keefe. Watch it above.
fun. has announced a flurry of activity surrounding today’s release of their Fueled By Ramen debut, Some Nights. The album – which includes the hit single, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” – is now available in stores and at all digital retailers.
fun. will celebrate the release with a live performance on tonight’s installment of TBS’Conan, to be followed on Friday, February 24th, by a visit to VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live (check local listings).
A series of rare in-store events are slated for this week, paving the way for the start of the band’s much anticipated North American tour. The appearances kick off today at Long Beach, California’s Fingerprints Records, with other signing sessions slated for Chandler, Arizona’s Zia Records tomorrow, February 22nd, Philadelphia’s FYE on Thursday, February 23rd, Providence, Rhode Island’s FYE on Thursday, March 1st, and Denver’s Twist & Shout Records on Thursday, April 5th.
Earlier this year, critically-acclaimed Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone announced plans to each release solo albums in 2012 before pairing back up for another Angus & Julia Stone full-length. Today, Julia Stone announces the release of her album By The Horns on May 29th, and celebrates by delivering her captivating first single “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say.”
Watch The Video For “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say,” directed by Jessie Hill and co-starring actor Shiloh Fernandez:
Congratulations to fun. whose hit single, "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” is perched at #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart. The track is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore release, Some Nights, available next Tuesday, February 21st.
Last week, the track snagged the #1 spot at iTunes Top Singles chart, passing Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO and Grammy winner, Adele. This week, the track does even better…selling 296,000 copies, up 338% over last week. The success is in part due to the featured Chevy’s new Sonic campaign, which debuted during Super Bowl XLVI, click HERE to watch the TV spot.
For fans, the band is currently streaming Some Nights on their website. To check it out, please visit ournameisfun.com
“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)