In 2010, DJ Dan released his first artist album, titled Future Retro - a 2-part conceptual release that is both remixes of dance floor classics and entirely new pieces created from scratch. In honor of the Future Retro project, DJ Dan will share a handful of unreleased and previously released tracks for the Beats & Pieces EP (available now). The six-track EP includes a remastered version of the original “In Your Area” and a remix from funky house producer, DJ Mes. Fan favorite “Tribute To Voodoo Ray,” will see four mixes from H-Foundation, Trent Cantrelle and a collaborative rendition from DJ Dan and Mike Balance.
Vancouver’s latest indie rock sensation, Young Liars, partnered with Consequence Of Sound and Exclaim! to share their first official music video for lead single, “Colours” from their well-received EP, Homesick Future. To listen to the EP in its entirety, visit:
Directed by the Amazing Factory Productions team (Said The Whale, Yukon Blond, Hey Ocean), the video is filmed at the pedestrian bridge, “Pioneer Cycling and Pedestrian Overpass” in Surrey, BC. Illuminated at night, the bridge’s lights are programmed according to the season and in some cases, passing traffic.
“Colours” is a proper introduction to the band, as they prepare to release their full-length debut in 2012.
“’Colours’ has always represented a breakthrough for us in discovering our sound,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Jordan Raine. “While writing the new album, the song has served as a launching point, and sometimes measuring stick, for our new tracks.”
LA-based indie pop duo The Submarines are once again causing TV watchers to hum along to commercials. The band's song "Fire," from their latest album Love Notes/Letter Bombs,is featured in the new Amazon television ad campaign for the Kindle Fire (above).
Chinese-born, Vancouver-based artist Wanting was just featured on The National, the flagship nightly news and current affairs program from Canada's public broadcaster, CBC. The singer/songwriter released her debut album Everything In The World last month. Watch the segment, which includes interviews with Wanting herself and Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride, above.
Live footage from Dispatch's sold-out show at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey last summer is included in the new "World Of Red Bull" television commercial. Check it out above!
Dispatch will release a brand new album called Circles Around The Sun on August 21st, with a major tour kicking off on September 20th in Vancouver, BC. For more information, please visit dispatchmusic.com.
Great Lake Swimmers performed a special show at the Vancouver Aquarium in support of their latest album, New Wild Everywhere. Watch the video above to see the band make the Beluga whales dance with their single "Easy Come Easy Go."
The band is currently on their North American tour. Check out tour dates below.
Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley--Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault--have just released Acoustic Inventions, featuring acoustic versions of stand-out tracks from the pair’s debut studio album Inventions, including "Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground," as well as various songs from their years of writing together.
Tickets for Dispatch's recently announced North American Tour in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun went on sale today at dispatchmusic.com. The tour, the most extensive the band has done in over a decade, will provide fans a chance to see the band in a more intimate setting. It will kick off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on September 20th and will follow the band's upcoming appearances at the Hangout Music, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festivals. Circles Around The Sun will be released on August 21st on the band's own Bomber Records.
As a bonus to the band's fans, Dispatch released the new song "Not Messin'" on Soundcloud as a free stream and download. Grab it here:
"Active Child ‘s remix ticks all the boxes of what we’ve come to expect from him:
glistening chimes, sharp and abrupt hi-hats and [Julia] Stone’s vocals complimenting the two, always lingering in the background." -- The Line Of Best Fit.com
Active Child has remixed "It's All Okay," the latest single from Julia Stone's upcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29. Check it out below!
Old Crow Medicine Show will make their debut appearance on the Central Park Summer Stage this summer! Set for August 6, the band will also be joined by special guests The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/IzV7nP.