Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley--Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault--will release debut album Inventionsin the U.S. and the rest of the world on May 8, 2012. The album, which was previously only available in Canada, was produced by Deschambault and mixed by Grammy Award-winning mixer Tom Lord-Age. In anticipation of the release, the band has unveiled a brand new music video for album track “Mary The Inventor,” which premiered today on the American Eagle "Made To Last Blog" (here).
“For us, creating music is like building little inventions. Every song we write comes from an idea we then craft, construct and design into something we both fall in love with,” said Koley of the album title.
Inventions features 13 songs--nine original album tracks and four bonus tracks, including a cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” In addition to the studio album release on May 8, the pair will release an acoustic album called Acoustic Inventions, comprised of acoustic versions of stand-out tracks from the studio album, as well as various tracks from the pair’s years of writing together.
Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow have unveiled their first official video for “The Paper Trench” from forthcoming sophomore album Tree Bursts In Snow, available digitally on May 22 and physically on June 26. The video, which premiered yesterday on PasteMagazine.com (here: http://bit.ly/JIHT62), was directed by Greg Davenport, filmed in Glasgow and Loch Lomond, and follows the touching journey of a tree man as he uproots himself from his dingy and polluted metropolis home and makes his way through the city to a greener and more peaceful dwelling.
“The Paper Trench,” the latest single from Tree Bursts In Snow, was the “Song Of The Day” last week on entertainment news website HitFix.com, which called to the band’s full and energetic sound as a “blender of folk-influenced rock...” Read the story here: http://bit.ly/HrvaVo.
“Kidstreet's sound embraces both '90s big-beat dance music and indie rock, hearkening back to the electronic-tinged glory days....” – Exclaim!
“When I saw threw dorky-looking twenty somethings setting up a row of synthesizers at the front of the stage, I wasn't expecting much. Boy, was I wrong." – CHARTattack
Today, Waterloo trio Kidstreet release an exciting remix package of their latest single “Out Loud” from their debut album, Fuh Yeah. The single EP (available now in iTunes) features remixes by TorroTorro, Krink, Bocce and XI.
A full stream of the “Out Loud” Single EP premiered exclusively today on Exclaim!.
Additionally, the band is offering the “Out Loud (Torro Torro Remix)” as a freedownload via SoundCloud.
With the first weekend of Coachella completed, Billboard caught up with Morgan Page and the Nettwerk team to discuss the festival and other happenings at the label. To read the full article, please visit: http://bit.ly/J3oLjx
For a complete list of Page's upcoming tour dates, see below.
Vancouver alt-folk trio The Be Good Tanyas have announced spring/summer tour dates, including an appearance at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco in August. See below for full list of dates.
The Be Good Tanyas—Frazey Ford, Samantha Parton and Trish Klein—have achieved cult status since their inception in the late ‘90s. With classic albums like Blue Horse (2000), Chinatown (2003) and Hello Love (2006), the three young women were met with ever growing critical and fan acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews in Rolling Stone and MOJO, and selling out concert halls across North America and Europe. Combining original material with traditional standards, the Tanyas’ stunning vocals and seamless harmonies, combined with gorgeous acoustic instrumentation, resulted in music that was warm, honest and captivating.
Recently signed to Nettwerk Records, Family Of The Year shares with fans the lyric video for “Stairs” a track from their forthcoming studio debut, Diversity (set for Summer 2012).
The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s largest music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, and Milo Greene. Early supporters have included NPR, Guardian UK, NME, CMJ and the BBC to name a few.
Currently, the band is on the road with Belle Brigade and Good Old War. For a complete list of dates, see below.
On Friday, Paste Magazine partnered up with Angus Stone to premiere the official music video for "Bird On The Buffalo" from his forthcoming summer release, Broken Brights. Visually stunning, the video features towering sand dunes, owls, wolves, and real-life girlfriend, Isabel Lucas.
Filmed in California's Joshua Tree National Park and directed by Jessie Hill, the cinematic exquisiteness is the handy work of Oscar-winning cinematographer Sion Michel.
At the request of his rabid fanbase, Jay Brannan has just released his first ever live album, Live At Eddie's Attic, recorded live at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA. The album (available now in iTunes) features live versions of tracks from Jay's repertoire (like "The Spanglish Song," "Housewife," and "Half Boyfriend"). And of course no Jay Brannan show would be complete without some banter and a couple of cover songs (Adele's "Someone Like You" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass").
The live album is also included as a download with the physical Deluxe Edition of Jay's recently released sophomore full-length Rob Me Blind, which can be ordered at Amazon and JayBrannan.com.
Listen to Jay cover Adele's "Someone Like You":
Jay just kicked off the European leg of his tour, and will return to the States for a 28-city tour starting Wednesday, July 18 in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall. See full list of dates below...
Nettwerk Records and Morgan Page are pleased to celebrate his career high album debut, with In The Air landing at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart, as well as #12 on the Current Electronic AlbumChart. Morgan Page chats MTV News about In The Air, watch it here: http://on.mtv.com/HJ1sKV
Leading up to the release, Page has already enjoyed many “firsts” for the album. Title track “In The Air,” with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and featuring AngelaMcCluskey on vocals led to a #1 hit in the U.S. on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart and #11 on BPM’s ‘Top 51 of 2011.'
In Canada, follow up single, "Body Work" feat. Tegan And Sara, sits in the Top 20 at Top 40 radio in Canada with the accompanying video at heavy rotation at MuchMusic and previously featured “Video Of The Week” at iTunes.