"Rosenberg’s voice shimmers…” –- Rolling Stone Australia
UK-born, adopted Australian son Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) has signed to Nettwerk Records and will release his latest, already critically-lauded album, All The Little Lights, in North America on August 28, 2012. Additionally, the album’s lead single, “The Wrong Direction,” is available today in iTunes; the single comes bundled as a 4-track EP, and includes two acoustic songs (“Life’s for the Living” and “Feather On the Clyde”) as well as a live performance of fan favorite “I Hate” (Live from The Borderline London).
Recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke), All The Little Lights is the most accomplished Passenger record to date. “It’s very different to [the last album] Flight Of The Crow,” says Rosenberg. “This one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.” Sydney’s Sunday Herald Sun agrees, calling the album “a revelation” and adding, “Passenger has impressively travelled in a bolder direction to achieve a mature new album. (4/5 stars)”
Passenger just wrapped up the UK leg of his headline tour in support of All The Little Lights, which included sold-out dates in London, Brighton, Manchester, Cambridge, Southampton and Glasgow. From June 13 – July 15, he’ll be touring Europe for the first time in his career, and has already sold-out shows in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This fall, Passenger support Ed Sheeran on his North American and UK tour dates, starting September 17th in Toronto. (Full list of North American dates below.)
Morgan Page has been chosen as one of the Top 100 DJs in America! Entered into “America’s Best DJ,” an online vote conducted by DJ Times Magazine, Page shares the honors with Moby, Skrillex, DJ Shadow and more.
Now in its 7th year, "America’s Best DJ" will also be supported by a summer-long slate of DJ voting events—sponsored by Pioneer DJ—that will feature some of the 100 nominated jocks. Fans can vote for the DJs of their choice at these events; fans can also vote online at www.americasbestdj.net.
The voting runs until Labor Day (September 3, 2012).
Having just wrapped up Electric Daisy Carnival, be sure to catch Morgan as heads on the road; see dates below.
"Toronto folk rockers Great Lake Swimmers’ most recent album, New Wild Everywhere, is their most lushly produced yet, and they pulled out all the stops to reproduce its dense layers and textures..." -- live review of June 2 Toronto show from Now Magazine
Great Lake Swimmers, who just wrapped an initial 24-date North American tour with a sold-out show in their home city of Toronto, will head back out on the road again starting June 20th in support of their latest album, New Wild Everywhere. The upcoming leg of dates includes headline shows, festival appearances and a support slot opening for Blue Rodeo at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 18.
Great Lake Swimmers on tour this summer:
Wed, June 20 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Thur, June 21 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
Fri, June 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Schenley Plaza (WYEPs 15th Annual Summer Music Fest)
Sat, June 23 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Sun, July 1 Bialystok, Poland @ Halfway Music Festival
Wed, July 11 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre (Quebec City Int’l Summer Festival)
Fri, July 20 Brandon, MB @ Brandon Folk Festival
Fri, July 27 – Sun, July 29 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
Thur, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ Mt. Vernon Park (WTMD First Thursday Concerts in the Park)
Sat, Aug 18 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater (*opening for Blue Rodeo)Sat, Sept 8 – Sun, Sept 9 Ottawa, ON @ Hog’s Back Park (Ottawa Folk Festival)
Guster's lead singer Ryan Miller has scored his first film, Big Beach Films' Safety Not Gauranteed, which TheHuffington Postcalls, "an indie score worthy of John Williams." The soundtrack for the film will be released on ABKCO Records on June 5, in advance of the film's opening in New York, LA, Portand and Seattle on June 8.
“I've been a full-time musician for the past 18 years and I can say, without exaggeration, that my involvement with Safety Not Guaranteed has been one of the true highlights of my career," noted Miller. “It's been an incredible and indelible experience watching something grow from the germ of an idea to a feature film that has gathered supporters, fans and believers every step of the way. I can't wait to see where this leads all of us -- the cast, the crew and myself -- I have a sneaking suspicion this may be one of those films we're still talking about years down the road.”
The film, starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni, is directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Derek Connolly, who received the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for his screenplay. The film is produced by Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf, the production team behind the Academy Award winning Little Miss Sunshine, along with Stephanie Langhoof, Trevorrow and Connolly.
The track “Big Machine,” written by Miller, is performed in the film by Duplass’ character and the soundtrack album is bookended with a studio recording of the song by Duplass, an accomplished musician in his own right. Other soundtrack highlights include Guster’s “Architects And Engineers,” along with “She’s Bound To Get Hurt” by Philadelphia-based indie band Summer Fiction and The Hoppin’ Haole Brothers’ ukulele-powered “Litter Box Beach.” Also featured is “Hard On Your Man,” an unreleased track from Hearts On Fire, a band that included Bob “Woody” Trevorrow, the father of Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Tervorrow.
Grammy®-winning Writer/Producer Matt Serletic is shooting up the charts once again with the new single “(Kissed You) Good Night” from Gloriana. “(Kissed You) Good Night” peaked at #1 on the iTunes Country chart, and is heading for the Top 10 at Country Radio. Serletic signed, developed, wrote and produced the band’s breakthrough debut album for his own Emblem Records, including the #1 hit “Wild At Heart”, in 2009. "(Kissed You) Good Night" is the first single from the band’s follow up album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, due out July 31st.
Last night, MTV premiered the eagerly awaited new video from fun. for their latest single and album title track "Some Nights." Watch the epic video above and check out the post on MTV's "Buzzworthy Blog" here: http://on.mtv.com/JPYGd3.
And in case you missed it, fun. blew away the star-studded audience at the MTV Movie Awards this past Sunday night with a live performance of their hit single "We Are Young," featuring a special appearance by Janelle Monae. Watch it below.
Dispatch has unveiled the director's cut of the video for their song "Not Messin'" via their YouTube Channel. Directed by so pa Productions (Coachella & Bonnaroo documentaries, The Low Anthem, Alexi Murdoch), the video was shot at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich, RI - home of the region's best line dancing. More than 150 enthusiastic fans responded to Dispatch's call out for extras, and arrived at the video shoot location in their best Country Western attire.
Mishnock Barn is a location hand picked by the band, as the barn is located next door to LakeWest Recording Studio where the band recorded their early albums Bang Bang, Four-Day Trials, and Who Are We Living For?. Mishnock Barn owners Dan and Kelly Albro recruited and taught their line dancing regulars to perform the line dance that made an appearance in the video. The storyline and concept was a collaboration between Dispatch members and so pa.
Beginning today, fans can pre-order the band's forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun on the band's web store. A limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28-page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. Pre-orders qualify fans for weekly drawings where the band gives away one-of-a-kind Dispatch items like custom bobble-heads of the band and a Chia Chad. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.
The album is also available on iTunes for the special low pre-order only price of $6.99.
"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly
“The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk recording artist, Family Of The Year partners with Consequence Of Sound to share the official music video for “Diversity” from their much-anticipated studio album, Loma Vista (out July 10). To watch the video, see above.
Directed by Danielle Katvan, the video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA. Matching the track’s energy, the video concept highlights the band’s creative personality while incorporating a great performance. Without giving too much away, the video contains cheeky content not advisable for young children.
Out now, Diversity, a four song EP of the single includes two album tracks (“Diversity” and “Stairs”), a remix of “Diversity” and a previously unreleased track, “She Wants To Talk.” To listen to the EP, see below.
Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers recently paid a visit to Daytrotter and recorded six tracks from their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere. Daytrotter posted the special session; check it out HERE and stay tuned for more news from Great Lake Swimmers.