As Jay Brannan prepares for the release of his anticipated sophomore album early next year, the singer/songwriter couldn't wait to give fans a taste of what's to come. Last week, Jay posted a special video message on his social properties and leaked a new track called "Greatest Hits" from the upcoming studio album. "Greatest Hits" is now available on iTunes and other digital service providers.
Watch the lyric video for "Greatest Hits" above or listen to the track on Soundcloud below:
Jay has spent that past several months in the studio with renowned producer David Kahne(Tony Bennett, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson) working on the follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2008 debut album goddamned. Stay tuned for more news about the new album. And if you haven't checked out Jay's cover of Adele's "Someone Like You," watch it here: http://bit.ly/qL5ky2.
“In The Air,” a collaboration between Grammy-nominated Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey on vocals, reaches the #1 spot this week on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart, jumping ahead of David Guetta & Usher’s hot new single, “Without You.” “In The Air,” is also hitting high notes at FMQB Dance Airplay (#2 for last 6 weeks), FMQB Internet Airplay (#1 for last 4 weeks) and Billboard Club Play (#6).
“In The Air” is Page’s first #1 hit, despite a long history of Top 10 successes. Believe--Page’s 2010 follow up to Elevate, which featured break-out single "Longest Road" and fellow chart topper "Call My Name"-- continues to be a fixture on the iTunes Dance Albums chart with two former Billboard Hot Dance Airplay hits: “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition.”
On October 11th, Page released In The Air, a six song EP of the lead single from his forthcoming 2012 studio album. In The Air includes several versions of the title track, in addition to remixes by Hardwell and Hard Rock Sofa.
Last week at Avalon Hollywood, Page performed “In The Air” and previewed other tracks from his upcoming album on the newly announced In The Air tour. Running through January 2012, the show delivered an enhanced experience for fans with computer-generated visuals, synchronized custom lights and additional interactive surprises. The sold-out party took over Hollywood with an array of special guests - Tegan & Sara, Angela McCluskey, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Andy Caldwell, Jonathan Mendlesohn and guest DJ Blake Lewis (American Idol). For photos, please visit: http://photo.rukes.com/avalon154/avalon154.html.
Yesterday, Indie-pop trio Ivy premiered their new music video for stand-out single "Fascinated" from their recently released album All Hours on RollingStone.com. Watch the video above.
Songwriter/bassist Adam Schlesinger told Rolling Stone, “We made this video with our good friend Adam Neustadter, whom we've all worked with before. The song has a bit of an old school synth-pop vibe, and so the video features some robot dancing, some vintage synths, and a guy with no face." (See whole feature on RollingStone.com HERE).
Nettwerk Management client Hey Ocean has just inked a label deal with Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. With three Vancouverites at its core (Ashleigh Ball, David Beckingham, & David Vertesi), Hey Ocean is to many the quintessential West Coast band.
On November 1, after a three year hiatus, Hey Ocean are set to release their anticipated digital EP titled, Big Blue Wave. The EP, which includes the band’s forthcoming radio single of the same name, features four brand new recordings.
After being independent for over half a decade, the release of Big Blue Wave will be Hey Ocean’s first since signing with Universal Music Canada. Historically, the band has been hands-on every step of the way, releasing through their own label, Pop Machine and touring tirelessly from coast to coast. Their captivating and energetic live show has not only earned them the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base, but also the reputation for being one of Canada’s best young bands.
Frazey Ford will join the Carolina Chocolate Drops on a handful of US tour dates in December. She'll be performing songs from her critically-acclaimed solo album Obadiah, and will be joined by her fellow Be Good Tanyas bandmate Trish Klein.
Sat, Dec 3 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
Sun, Dec 4 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Wed, Dec 7 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Thu, Dec 8 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Fri, Dec 9 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
Sat, Dec 10, Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
On October 15th at Avalon Hollywood, the golden child of the EDM scene, Grammy-nominated Morgan Page was joined on stage by a flood of special guests - Tegan & Sara, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Andy Caldwell, Jonathan Mendelsohn and Angela McCluskey - with American Idol's Blake Lewis starting things up with a DJ set. The show comprised mostly of Page’s originals and remixes – previewing a number of tracks from the forthcoming 2012 studio album. To check out more photos from that night, see below and/or click HERE.
Like his contemporaries (Deadmaus, Girl Talk), Page put steroids into his live production to marry the audio and visual experience for his fans. As part of the set up, Veokami, a video technology company, teamed up with Page to build a crowd-sourced, interactive “recording” of the performance so that fans around the world can share the experience from start to end and from multiple camera angles. Fans were asked to bring their video cameras and record the night, and Veokami will stitch the footage together to create and share a single live piece. For more information: http://veokami.com/morgan-page. Keep reading for more information, photos and tour dates...
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to share the Nettwerk Fall Music Sampler 2011, featuring stand-out tracks from current label artists such as Peter Murphy, Ladytron, Frazey Ford, Great Lake Swimmers, William Fitzsimmons and many more. This Fall Sampler not only highlights some of the great music that's come from label over the past year, but also serves as an introduction to those music lovers not as familiar with Nettwerk's artist. Get it free on Amazon.com here: http://amzn.to/pYw9PL.
Having wrapped up their North American tour, Ladytron announces several forthcoming shows in Brazil and Chile. Full dates below, with more to announce in the coming weeks.
Today, MTV World goes live with MTV Iggy, a global music brand connecting the MTV audience with artists from around the world. As part of the launch, MTV Iggy invited Ladytron to Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall for an exclusive performance video shoot. For some “sneak peek” photos from the shoot, please click on the above photo gallery.
11-Nov-11 San Paulo, Brazil Joia
18-Nov-11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio
19-Nov-11 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Grande Teatro do Palacia Das Artes
23-Nov-11 Santiago, Chile Industria Cultural
Nettwerk Management artist K-OS will kick off a Canadian tour on November 24th in Victoria, BC in support of his MuchMusic Presents K-OS Live album, out now. Stream the new track "Holy Cow" below and get the full list of tour dates at the MuchMusic blog HERE.