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Family Of The Year Adds Dates With Hey Ocean!; Album Available Now

“Melodies bristle, harmonies surge, hooks fly dense as bullets…a bright and startling debut” - NME

Out now, Los Angeles-based Family Of The Year release their Nettwerk Records’ debut album, Loma Vista.

To Listen To 'Loma Vista,' Click Here: http://snd.sc/OYN7RQ

Starting July 21st, Family Of The Year will share the stage with Milo Greene on select dates in the US, followed by a month-long tour with Hey Ocean!. The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s renowned music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade and more.  To get a glimpse of the "live" sound, check out the above stripped down performance on Wilcox Sessions taping, filmed in Los Angeles.

The band is excited to hit the road to perform new songs and already-familiar tracks from last year’s St. Croix EP; which was heralded by NPR as “ebullient, full of stylistic left turns” and “intense and atmospheric” by Rolling Stone.

Enlisting producer Wally Gagel (Rolling Stones, Muse, New Order, Sebadoh, Rihanna, Eels, Folk Implosion), this is the first time that the band has gone outside their own camp while recording their music. “Having him work with us was really helpful, because you have to be pushed to edit yourself and be better, be stronger, work harder on things,” says lead vocalist/guitars, Joe Keefe. “Working with someone like that who knows exactly what we wanted it to sound like with the same exact vision, it was really kind of a no-brainer.” 

Producer/Mixer David Bottrill Smashes Into The Charts w/Oceania, The New Album From Smashing Pumpkins

Bottrill mixed Oceania, the first new album from Billy Corgan and company since 2007’s Zeitgeist. Oceania debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart June 19th while the first single from the album, The Celestials, is currently in the top 40 at Alternative radio and climbing.

Bottrill’s work can be heard next on the forthcoming double album from the massively successful rock band Stone Sour, on which David just completed production.

Wanting's Debut Album 'Everything In The World' Goes Platinum In China In Its First Week!

Watch the lyric video for “我的歌声里 (You Exist In My Song),” a track recorded in Wanting’s native tongue of Mandarin, from her debut album Everything In The World.

Vancouver-based, Chinese-born artist Wanting has gone Platinum in China in just one week with her debut album, Everything In The World, which Universal Music China (via a licensing deal with Nettwerk) released on July 5th. Though based in Canada, Wanting has spent the past few years building a rabid online following via Chinese YouTube, and most recently had the song “Drenched” from her debut album prominently featured in the Chinese indie-flick Love In The Buff.

Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride (who also personally manages this rising talent) comments on Wanting’s success in China: “Everything In The World is an album three years in the making. Wanting delivered an authentic and heartfelt album that I believed would not only resonate with her generation, but would also transcend language boundaries and talk to a worldwide audience. It was essential that we had the right partners in China to deliver this album properly, and we found that in Universal Music China.”

Everything In The World was released via Nettwerk Records in North America on April 24, and her unique story quickly caught the attention of the CBC flagship nightly news program The National

Watch The National’s segment on Wanting here: http://bit.ly/MkOYS4.

Keep reading for more information on Wanting and her upcoming appearances at various Chinese music festivals...

Morgan Page & Tegan And Sara's First Gold Single With "Body Work"

Nettwerk Records and Morgan Page are pleased to celebrate the career-high achievement of his latest single, “Body Work” - a collaboration with Tegan And Sara. Reaching gold in Canada, “Body Work” is both Page and Tegan And Sara’s first gold single worldwide.

“Body Work,” from Page's latest album, In The Air, entered the Top 20 at Canadian Pop Radio and remains on the chart for its ninth consecutive week. At iTunes, “Body Work” spent five weeks on the top 10 “Dance Songs.” The accompanying video was added into heavy rotation at MuchMore, Musiqueplus and MuchMusic, and was consequently featured as the “Recommended Video Of The Week.”

To celebrate, Morgan and Tegan sat down for twitter interview, aka Twitterview to discuss their first gold single at #bodywork.

In Case You Missed It: Old Crow Medicine Show On NPR's Weekend Edition

Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua recently sat down with NPR's Weekend Edition to discuss the band's upcoming release Carry On, the success of their Gold-certified track "Wagon Wheel," and more. Listen to the interview HERE.  Carry On (ATO Records) is in stores on July 17th. 

Joshua Hyslop Releases Bonus Tracks; Shares "Cold Wind" Video

"Hyslop's sound is a hushed and crystalline Americana folk wrapped in pillowy clouds" – Vancouver Sun

"Hyslop is an instantly likeable singer-songwriter with a gift for intimacy
and almost ghostly mood-making" – Straight

This week, Vancouver-based Joshua Hyslop releases the physical version of Where The Mountain Meets The Valley via Nettwerk Records (available digitally since May) that includes several bonus tracks. To celebrate the arrival on shelves, Hyslop shares the video for bonus track, "Cold Wind" (see above).

To Listen To "Where The Mountain Meets The Valley" Click Below:

Directed by Michael Rodriguez, the visual juxtaposition to film the pastoral backdrop in black and white perfecly compliments the measured yet organic feel of Hyslop's musical styling.

The physical edition includes three bonus tracks - "Cold Wind," "What Have I Done (feat. Salome LeClerc)" and "Have You Heard? (Acoustic)."

Chris Lord-Alge and Green Day in Rolling Stone

Grammy®-winning mixer and Nettwerk Producer Management client, Chris Lord-Alge, appears in this month's Rolling Stone magazine as part of a story on Green Day's upcoming record, which Chris mixed. If you have a Rolling Stone subscription you can check out the article at Rolling Stone online. Or, go pick up the July issue on newsstands now!

Peter Murphy Announces Final Run Of Intimate Shows Behind 'Ninth'

Iconic frontman Peter Murphy has announced a final run of intimate live shows in support of his latest album, Ninth. The 11 dates include a stop in Hollywood, CA at The Roxy on Thursday, August 16th as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, as well as an east coast date in Brooklyn, NY at The Wick on Sunday, August 26th. Ours will support all dates except for the Brooklyn show.

Peter Murphy returned in 2011 with his long awaited ninth solo album, aptly titled Ninth, which the LA Times deemed “a dynamic rock record...one of the strongest of his career” and Time Out New York called “a badass new effort.” The former frontman of Bauhaus has toured extensively behind Ninth—including a major headline tour, a second co-headline tour with She Wants Revenge, and spurts of smaller, intimate gigs around the country—proving that his live show and unforgettable voice are still a force with which to be reckoned. In a recent live review, the LA Weekly commented, “Once again, Peter Murphy shames everyone else...,” while the OC Weekly called his performance “a hell of a show.”

Keep reading for list of U.S. intimate live dates.

Young Liars' Featured Playlist on YouTube Music Homepage!

YouTube Music invites Young Liars to share their favorite YouTube moments as the featured playlist posted on the homepage. Showcasing their unique sense of humor and varied interests, the collection includes Brother Johnson’s Midnite Special performance footage, a monkey riding a pig, a beautiful Bonnie Raitt cover, a TED piece and for all dog lovers, “The Denver Guilty.”

To Watch Full Playlist, Please Visit Here: http://youtu.be/P1tkd13gUoA



Shiny Toy Guns To Release 'III' On October 23; Lead Single "Waiting Alone" Out Now

The warm, dry air of the Los Angeles basin continues its constant temperature, inviting art and progress for those who can stare through the plastic debauchery of its passing inhabitants. Just underneath the surface, buried in a submarine-like state of creative metamorphosis, the four original members of electronic rock outfit Shiny Toy Guns shape-shift in circles; building, cutting, carving and finishing an album they have spent the last three years of their lives in violent labor with. III, which marks the elated return of vocalist Carah Faye Charnow and the first new material by the original line-up in six years, will be released October 23 on Five Seven Music. The lead single “Waiting Alone” made its debut yesterday on Alternative Press’ website (here) and is available now at iTunes and all other digital retailers.

III, the band’s third album features Carah Faye Charnow, the original vocalist who, along with band mates Chad Petree (vocals/guitars), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards) and Mikey Martin (drums), propelled Shiny Toy GUns into the spotlight with their first hits “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut 2006 release We Are Pilots. Production on III, courtesy of Mirror Machines (the band’s Petree and Dawson), is lush and dramatic, ranging from driving tracks like “Somewhere To Hide,” “Mercy” and “The Sun” to sublime like “Wait For Me” and “Fading Listening.” The album is mixed by the legendary Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jason Mraz).