Yesterday, Dispatch premeired their single and title track from their forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun, on RollingStone.com (HERE). The album, the first in over a decade, will be released on August 21st on the band’s own Bomber Records. Watch the lyric video and listen to the track above.
Circles Around The Sun is the group’s first studio album in twelve years and was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National). The album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase. Available now 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. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.
"Rob Me Blind is a labor of love that reflects [Jay's] growth as an artist, and his desire to take new chances." – The Huffington Post
“[David] Kahne has harnessed Brannan’s obvious natural talents, and instead of just rolling out another modern folk record, the two have toyed with tempo, clever arrangements and thematic variety to produce an honest, informal and sometimes amusing collection of songs.” – musicOMH (UK)
Just a few weeks before the U.S. leg of his world tour begins, Jay Brannan has unveiled a new video for the title track of his latest album, Rob Me Blind. The video premiered yesterday on AOL’s Spinner.com.
Jay tells Spinner.com, "I'm way too shy to ever approach anyone on the street, on the subway, in an elevator or even at a bar. So it was fun to make a video involving chemistry-at-first-sight, where the characters didn't just end up going home to check the 'missed connections' listings on Craigslist."
Since the release of his sophomore full-length album Rob Me Blind, Jay has been touring the world, from the UK to Germany to Israel to Australia. His 28-date U.S. tour will begin on Wednesday, July 18th in Boston and wrap in his home city of New York on Saturday, August 25th. (Keep reading for full list of U.S. tour dates and more information).
Angus Stone emerges with a brand new video for single ”Wooden Chair,” from his forthcoming release, Broken Brights (out July 17).
Half dream, half documentary - come and enter Angus' world of burnouts, fireworks, midnight bonfires and general all-round good vibes. From the faraway hills of wild and remote Australia, enjoy this rare glimpse into the artist’s unique world - his piece of paradise on Earth.
“Wooden Chair” is a toe-tapping love tune replete with good old-fashioned handclapping and whistling, whilst title track “Broken Brights” is a return-to-form for Stone — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth. The deeper you delve into the album, the more you come to expect the unexpected from Angus.
Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers have announced another handful of Canadian tour dates for August/September in support of their latest studio album New Wild Everywhere. New dates are listed below, but for the full list of upcoming GLS dates, visit GreatLakeSwimmers.com.
GLS Addtional Canadian Dates: Aug 5 - Whistler BC @ Whistler Olympic Plaza
Sep 13 - St. Catherines ON @ Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Sep 15 - Hamilton ON@ James Street North SuperCrawl
Sep 20 - London ON @ Aeolian Hall
Sep 21 - Meaford ON @ Meaford Hall
Sep 22 - Kingston ON @ Chalmers United
"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly
On July 10, Nettwerk Records will release the debut album from Los Angeles-based Family Of The Year, titled Loma Vista.
Starting July 21st, Family will share the stage with Milo Greene on select dates. 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 celebrate the album release, the band will have three shows in Los Angeles. Partnering with Filter Magazine, Family will start the month with a two-week residency at Bootleg Theatre (July 2 and July 9) followed by a record release party with local record shop, High-Fidelity on release day.
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.
Listen To A Brief Telling Of The Story Behind "Love Don't Let Me Down" By Titcomb,
Followed By An Acoustic Performance
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb will release his full-length album Cicadaon Nettwerk Records on August 7, 2012. The album's first single, "Love Don't Let Me Down," is available now on iTunes.
Liam released his first album in Canada at the age of 16, and quickly became a presence in his home country, touring alongside established artists like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James. However, Cicada is his proper introduction to the rest of the world.
In 2010, shortly after ending an intense relationship, Titcomb stole away to London for a month-long songwriting retreat. Exploring everything the UK had to offer and forging some incredible friendships in the process, he hit his stride as a writer and began penning the material that would eventually become his latest offering.
"This is a fresh start," he says. "I'm ready to go after the whole globe. There's a little bit of everything on this album. It's bittersweet at times. It's fun at times. This is who I am at the end of the day. There's no persona. I try to be genuine. I make music because I love it."
Nettwerk Management artist Matt Wertz has announced fall tour dates, starting on October 5th in Madison, WI. For more information, check out Matt's Facebook page here.
Matt Wertz On Tour:
October 5 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (21+)
October 6 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
October 8 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark (All Ages)
November 14 - Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head On Stage (All Ages)
November 15 - Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (18+)
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (All Ages)
November 17 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (18+)
November 18 - New York, NY @ City Winery (All Ages)
"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique in Bad Signal." - Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
On August 7th, Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album. Hadouken! is the band at the forefront of UK Bass, the most dominant and exciting sound happening on the Isles.
Bass is the underground club sound that has swallowed the mainstream, and as such, is the latest great British youth movement. Best known for their massive live shows, Hadouken! joins producers and DJs such as Chase & Status and Nero at the helm of Bass culture. During the last tour, fans were invited to bring their video cameras and record the performance, which the band stitched together to create and share a single live piece.
Radical Face, aka Ben Cooper, has premiered a new video for the song “We’re On Our Way” via FILTERMagazine.com. “This video came about a little differently than most that I do. “ Ben explains. “My friends and I like to do themed, ridiculous parties a couple times a year. This one was prompted by my brother, and the concept evolved from "we should have a food fight" to "we should dress as lords and ladies, stay in character for an entire day, and go do games around the city ... and then have a food fight." Dubbed the "Fancy Feast," Ben’s friend Michael Walter came out to shoot the day. Afterwards, Ben cut the footage into the highly entertaining video you see here.
“We’re On Our Way” was released on the deluxe edition of Radical Face’s sophomore album, The Family Tree: The Roots, in October of last year. The track is currently featured in the trailer for the film, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”, which premiered during the MTV Movie Awards. Not unfamiliar territory for Cooper, who has also had music featured in the film, “The Descendants” and “Salmon Fishing in Yemen”. Listening to The Family Tree, it is easy to understand why, with its lush instrumentation and Cooper’s inviting vocals. Cooper comes from a big family in Jacksonville, FL and still records in the toolshed of his mother’s house, a short drive from where he lives. That environment, with its comfort and intimacy comes through in every song.
Radical Face appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly last November. You check out the interview and performance here.
Nettwerk Records was the featured record label on eMusic'sDot 17 Blog earlier this week, as part of the "Office Ambiance" series. Check out the story here to learn what various Nettwerkers are listening too around the office: http://bit.ly/LioVFA.