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.
It's been almost two years, but State Radio will be crossing the pond this May to play nine shows in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The band will be playing favorites as well current track, “Roadway Broken,” from their forthcoming full length album.
Calling All Crows is also looking for volunteers to serve on Alternative Break Tour 7 in Germany! Alternative Break Tours are unique volunteer trips for music fans looking to create change through hands-on service and activism. Volunteers will travel together in a sleepervan through Frankfurt, Bochum, and Hamburg; volunteer with some incredible NGOs each day; and catch State Radio on stage each night! For more information, please visit www.callingallcrows.org/abt-application
European tour dates:
22 May - Vienna, Austria @ Flex
23 May - Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle
24 May - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
26 May - Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
27 May - Bochum, Germany @ Zeche
29 May - Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
30 May - Berlin, Germany @ Lido
31 May - Koln, Germany @ Gloria
01 June - Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
Left to Right: BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Greg Gallo (Revelry), Greg Beeckman (Revelry), AJ Burton (Revelry), Neil Mason, Mark Jowett (NW1) and BMI’s Bradley Collins
Nettwerk One Music (NW1) and Revelry Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of Nashville based songwriter/artist Neil Mason to an Exclusive Publishing Agreement. Mason is one of the primary songwriters and drummer for the band The Cadillac Black. The Cadillac Black, who have toured with such rock legends as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and most recently Country superstars Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert, will join Dierks Bentley for a handful of dates on his recently extend “Country & Cold Cans” Spring Tour. They've also gained attention in the television licensing community, with songs appearing in promos for the 2011 season of hit Fox series House, as well as the CW's The Vampire Diaries and CBS's CSI:Miami.
Of the new signing, Revelry's AJ Burton comments, "Neil’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist who creates tracks and lyrics for various genres is a great addition to the Nettwerk/Revelry team. And the ability to grow a big beard doesn’t hurt. We are thrilled to be working with Neil as a songwriter and look forward to the continued success of The Cadillac Black.”
Nettwerk's Mark Jowett adds, “We are excited to have signed Neil Mason, who can rock as hard as anyone and then turn on a dime and write gorgeous, sultry songs worthy of Bacharach. We believe his multi-dimensionality will result in a treasure chest of great songs to come.”
Scene1425.com premiered the new Great Lake Swimmers song "Les Champs De Progéniture" (here) yesterday. Sung entirely in French, the song will appear on the deluxe edition of the band’s upcoming album New Wild Everywhere. Listen to it below.
In other news, Great Lake Swimmers are preparing to commence a 40 date international tour in Montreal on April 5 in support of the April 3 release date of New Wild Everywhere, their fifth studio album and follow up to 2009’s Juno and Polaris-nominated album Lost Channels. Pre-sale packages are currently available on the band’s website (www.greatlakeswimmers.com) and general on-sale has already begun. See below for a full list of tour dates.
fun.’s current hit "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” transforms into an adventure anthem in Chevy’s new Sonic campaign, which kicks off with the broadcast debut of the above spot this Sunday during Super Bowl XLVI.
The commercial features professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek participating in 100% real stunts (skydiving, bungee jumping, kick flipping acts) all to the soundtrack of fun.’s “We Are Young.” Watch the band's official video for the track HERE.
Catch fun. on tour next month – see itinerary below.