"Dreamers' by Savoir Adore: Pretty, light, and fun -- the voices in this duet seem to dance in the clouds, and you can't help but find yourself wanting to float there with them." -- Vogue.com
“Savoir Adore combined two sounds of optimism: surging folk-rock chords and the solid foundation of an electronic beat.” --The New York Times (Live Review)
"Blissful electro-pop..." -- WNYC Soundcheck
“As far as male/female duos go, Savoir Adore is near the top.” -- Village Voice
"Muro and Hammer positively nail harmonies with they way they alternate lead vocal duties providing an array of textures across the board." – The Line Of Best Fit
Following two previously sold out NYC shows, Brooklyn-based duo Savoir Adore have announced that they’ll headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, September 21, marking their largest hometown headline show to date. They are also playing their first headline gig in Los Angeles tonight, August 7, at The Echo before heading up to San Francisco for Popscene on Thursday, August 8 (all tour dates are listed below).
On the heels of their video for lead single “Dreamers” reaching 1 Million Views, Savoir Adore have unveiled a fiery new video for the track “Regalia” from their latest album Our Nature, which was re-released on Nettwerk in June. The video premiered yesterday on LA tastemaker blog Buzzbands.LA.
Directed by Alex Maxwell and Iwan Zwarts of The Mill, the video is a journey in and out of an entirely new geometric dream world. The paper-constructed landscape was designed by Hayley Morris, the animator behind the critically acclaimed video for Iron & Wine's "Joy."
The band has also teamed up with EVNTLIVE to stream a special set from San Francisco on Friday, August 9 at 3pm PDT that will be available for fans around the world to watch live. Details are available here: https://www.evntlive.com/#!/event/1000503.
Chadwick "Chad" Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio) will be setting out on an innovative and original touring venture, his first ever Living Room Tour.
Already sold out, the Living Room Tour is a massive THANK YOU to fans that have joined Stokes over the years to support State Radio, Dispatch and Calling All Crows, the organization founded by Stokes and tour manager Sybil Gallagher that partners musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism.
Since 2008, Calling All Crows (CAC) has teamed up with internationally renowned organizations to draw attention to a variety of causes – Habitat For Humanity, Matthew Shepherd Foundation, Humane Society, Jersey Cares, Clean Ocean Action, and more. CAC and has also joined with Amnesty International for "Teach In: On Women's Human Rights," an effort to address violence against women globally (including a sold-out show at The Kennedy Center) and joined with Oxfam America to organize home run derbies and 5K road races. Overall, CAC raised over $250,000 to empower women in Sudan and Afghanistan. CAC has invested more than 20,000 hours of service in local communities across North America and Europe.
Each person that attends the intimate living room concert will get their name in the liner notes of the upcoming album, as well as an autographed CD when it is completed in 2014. There will also be a special patron-only website where attendees and supporters can listen to album demos, ask Stokes questions about the album and watch a live webcast concert from his living room on October 22nd.
Today, influential Canadian outfit Delerium releases their third single “Chrysalis Heart” featuring Stephanie Lang from their first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera (out now via Nettwerk Records). The single release includes several remixes from Stereojackers vs. Mark Loverush, Ido and Sleepthief.
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Directed by Jose Ho-Guanipa, the black & white video for “Chrysalis Heart” draws its cinematic influences from the femme fatale film noir and the always treacherous “love triangle.” Filmed as a split-screen, two visually congruent narratives play side by side – one in forward motion and the other in reverse.
Recorded in 2011 at the start of the album process, “Chrysalis Heart” is the perfect gateway to the collection as a whole.
On August 27th, Nettwerk Records will release a proper introduction to The Pack A.D. in the form of an EP titled Some Sssongs. The EP is a 5-song collection of tracks from previous albums (“Sirens,” “Haunt You,” “Positronic,” and “Deer”) and a new track (“BatteringRam”) from their upcoming 5th LP Do Not Engage, set for release early 2014.
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The Pack A.D. is poised to make the crucial breakthrough long predicted by the Canadian music press and presaged by the ever-swelling ranks of its faithful fan base. Formed in 2006, The Pack is an act that’s earned its current “bubbling under” status the old-fashioned way: by showing up and showing the people the goods one city and one new fan at a time and then coming back, time and again, with even more to offer.
The Pack A.D. will be playing in New York City (Tuesday, September 10 at Pianos) and before making their way to Los Angeles for a mini residency (Monday, October 7 at TheSatellite and Monday, October 14 at Chris Douridas’ School Night at Bardot).
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are set to release their debut album States on October 1st via Nettwerk Records.
Throughout States there’s nods to Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan (stripped down duet “Never Heard A Sound”); energetic pop odes to angry individualists (“Young”); and rough and messy rock (“A Lesson From Mr Gray”). With the seven minute album closer “I Done You So Wrong,” States is as unique as it is captivating.
The Paper Kites enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Tim Coghill, a composer who appears on six tracks. It was Coghill’s touch in the studio, which saw further additions of color, including musical boxes and bowing cymbals (on first single “St Clarity”), clarinets and brass sections (“Portrait 19”), violin, cello and violas and other soundscape additions.
Last month, The Paper Kites shared the first single from States, the official music video for “St. Clarity.” Directed by two-time ARIA winning director Natasha Pincus, who also helmed the celebrated video for Gotye’s Grammy-winning track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the video is a gorgeous blend of music and Pincus’ exquisite storytelling.
Jay Brannan has announced a slew of additional tour dates starting with two special shows at Joe's Pub in New York City on September 6 and September 7. The first will be the release party for his latest EP out September 3, Around The World In 80 Jays,featuring nine cover songs in six different languages. The second NYC date will have a set list completely curated by Jay's loyal fans, a first for the singer/songwriter. From New York, Jay will head across the Atlantic for UK and European shows through September before returning back to States in October. He'll pick up again in Boston on October 18.
Listen to Jay's cover of Selena's international hit single "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" below:
The international hit single “Let Her Go” from Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has debuted at #37 on the Billboard Hot AC Chart, with an additional 23 Hot AC stations adding the single into rotation this week. The UK-troubadour, who will be featured as VH1’s “You Oughta Know” Artist throughout August, made his U.S. national TV debut two weeks ago on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performed alongside Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band. He will make his national morning TV debut on Live! With Kelly And Michael on Thursday, August 1.
Now #1 in 16 countries, Platinum in the UK, Gold in Canada, and with over 2 million copies sold worldwide and nearly 70 million YouTube views, “Let Her Go” is beginning to take over North American airwaves. In the U.S., Hot AC adds are coming in weekly, including 104.3 MYFM (LA), Fresh 102.7 (NYC), Mix 104.1 (Boston), Alice@97.3 (San Francisco), Mix 96.5 (Houston) and various SiriusXM stations (The Pulse and 20 On 20). In Canada, the song has been added to AC & Hot AC stations 104.9 CHUMFM and 99.9 Virgin (Toronto), 92.5 The Beat (Montreal), 102.7 The Peak (Vancouver) and the ROUGE FM network throughout Quebec.
Nearly all of Passenger’s 21 North American tour dates are sold out, with the remaining four cities on track to sell out by next week. Keeping true to his roots, Passenger has been busking in various cities around the country in addition to playing his proper live gigs. He tells USA Today in his “On The Verge” feature, “Everything I've built has been from the ground up, self-funded, and playing on the streets keeps me honest and connected." Last week, 104.3 MYfm caught up with Passenger while he busked in Los Angeles prior to his sold-out show at the El Rey. Watch their interview with Passenger and performance footage here: http://bit.ly/13F9kvJ. For all tour dates, visit Passenger's Facebook Page.
Friends of Be Good Tanyas' Samantha Parton have launched an Indiegogo Campaign to help raise money for the singer, who was in a car accident last September. Parton's road to recovery has been long and painful, and forced her to stay off the road while the Be Good Tanyas continue to tour. A few months ago, a CT scan revealed an aneurysm behind her left eye that needs operating. Her friends decided to launch a pledge campaign to raise money for Sam's medical bills to help ease her financial strain. Within a few days, over $10,000 has been raised, and they are only $5,000 away from their goal of $15,000. Sam's cranial surgery is scheduled for Monday, July 29. Check out the pledge page with more details about Sam's journey and what her friends and fans are doing to help HERE.
Savoir Adore performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)
Brooklyn fantasy pop duo Savoir Adore made their debut appearance on WNYC'sSoundcheck last week. Listen to the interview and performance here: http://wny.cc/13QNeJx
The band recently announced their biggest headline show to date at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 21, as well as their first headline show in Los Angeles on August 7 at the Echo and a stop in San Francisco on August 8 at the Rickshaw Stop. Visit their Facebook Page for details and tickets.