fun.’s current hit "We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” transforms into an adventure anthem in Chevy’s new Sonic campaign, which kicks off with the broadcast debut of the above spot this Sunday during Super Bowl XLVI.
The commercial features professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek participating in 100% real stunts (skydiving, bungee jumping, kick flipping acts) all to the soundtrack of fun.’s “We Are Young.” Watch the band's official video for the track HERE.
Catch fun. on tour next month – see itinerary below.
Nettwerk Records is excited to share the news! Morgan Page has earned two nominations at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) - “Best American DJ (North America)” and “Best Progressive Track.”
Previously nominated for "Best Breakthrough Artist (Solo)," Page receives his first nod in the prestigious “Best American DJ (North America)” category. Page receives his third nomination for ‘Best Progressive Track’ with his #1Billboard Hot Dance Airplay song, “In The Air” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and Angela McCluskey on vocals.
Yesterday, Canada’s premier music portal, MuchMusic, premiered the follow-up single to "In The Air" – “Body Work” (album version). Teaming up with Canada’s Tegan & Sara, the three wanted to write something together from scratch. The result is one of the most exciting tracks off the 2012 studio album. To check it out, click HERE.
The Submarines will join Ra Ra Riot on a few west coast dates at the end of February. In anticipation of the dates, the bands are offering their fans twofreeremixes: The Submarines' remix of Ra Ra Riot song "Oh, La" and the Ra Ra Riot Remix of The Submarines track "Submarine Symphonika." Grab the free downloads on SoundCloud HERE.
Last month, The Submarines released The Shoelaces EP, featuring six tracks including covers of New Order's "Your Silent Face" and Jesus And Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey," along with 4-tracked versions of album tracks.
The Submarines With Ra Ra Riot Tour Dates: Wed, Feb 22 Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
Thur, Feb 23 San Diego, CA @ The Belly Up Tavern
Fri, Feb 24 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Admiral Fallow’s brand new track "Beetle In The Box" received its first radio play last night on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 evening show. The track is a taste of the band's forthcoming second album (May tba) and is now available for free download from the band's site: www.admiralfallow.com.
Produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, King Creosote) at Glasgow's Chem 19 and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, The National) in New York City, the album is the follow up to the Scottish indie band’s acclaimed 2011 debut, Boots Met My Face, which the BBC called “devastatingly downtrodden and wonderfully uplifting… surprising and enthralling… finely crafted material played superbly well.”
Having sold out a headlining show at Glasgow’s ABC this Friday, January 27th, playing support to Snow Patrol at the SECC on Saturday, January 28th, and selling out London’s Borderline as part of HMV’s Next Big Thing Concert supporting We Are Augustines on February 2nd, rest assured that 2012 will see Admiral Fallow taken to new and deserved heights.
Great Lake Swimmers have announced U.S. tour dates in support of the April 3 release date of New Wild Everywhere, their fifth studio album and follow up to 2009’s Juno and Polaris-nominated album Lost Channels. The tour kicks off Tuesday, May 1 in Chicago at Lincoln Hall; pre-sale packages are currently available on the band’s website (www.greatlakeswimmers.com), with the general on-sale beginning Friday, January 27. Support act Cold Specks will join the band on the North American leg of the tour. The band has also confirmed that they will be appearing in Austin, TX during SXSW, with show details to follow. See below for a full list of tour dates, including previously announced Canadian and European dates.
In other news, this week PasteMagazine.com premiered a new music video (here) for lead single “Easy Come Easy Go,” which was digitally released on January 17. The video was directed by Scott Cudmore (Rural Alberta Advantage, Timber Timbre), shot in one take and showcases the band performing in a studio in their hometown of Toronto as the set gets deconstructed around them. Watch the video above and keep reading for more information and full list of tour dates.
Nettwerk One publishing client Los Campesinos! appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night, where they performed their new single "By Your Hand" off of their latest critically-acclaimed album Hello Sadness. Check it out above.
In case you missed it, Norwegian electro-rockers Datarock released a new video for their latest single "California." The video, which originally premiered on Stereogum, was co-directed by Andreas Trolf and music-video legend and Devo collaborator Gerald V. Casale.
New York-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan returns with sophomore full-length album Rob Me Blind on March 27, 2012. Jay released his critically lauded debut album goddamned in 2008, but first gained attention with his role in John Cameron Mitchell’s 2006 indie film Shortbus, where he performed his original song, “Soda Shop.”
For his sophomore effort, Jay teams up with Grammy-winning producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles), who brings instrumental textures to Jay’s songwriting, hinting at a slightly new direction for the minimalist artist while maintaining the signature qualities of a Jay Brannan album: brutal honesty, sharp wit, and sparkling melodies. Lyrically, the album follows the singer through states of loneliness, anger, rejection, and yearning, while somehow offering a glimpse of hope and self-acceptance.
The first single from the 10-track album, “Beautifully” (out now in iTunes), showcases Jay’s talent for storytelling as he recounts the saga of someone falling for a close friend whose attraction lies only in the realm of the platonic. A new video for the track (directed by Grant Carden & Dillon Magrann-Wells) premiered yesterday on NYMag.com (here).
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb recently posted a cover of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic" on his social properties. In a message to his fans, Liam wrote, "Wow, what a year of new beginnings… A new record deal with a company that I love… Travelling to Morocco, Nashville Glasgow and London… Writing lots of new songs… Recording a new record that I love… And the occupy movement to boot! It all feels like preparation for the good things yet to come in 2012."