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Earlier this month, Nettwerk Records’ Morgan Page released lead single, “In The Air,” from his upcoming studio album. “In The Air” is a collaboration with Grammy nominated Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik) on vocals.
Produced by Justin Coloma, the above video captures the drama etched in every word and every beat. McCluskey had a unique approach to penning the lyrics by clipping out magazine headlines.
Be sure to catch Page as he heads on the road. See full dates below:
Today, Waterloo trio Kidstreet release their fourth single “Never Coming Back” from their upcoming debut album Fuh Yeah, out September 27, 2011. The percussive club banger is accompanied by an exclusive b-side called “Crazy.”
Last week, Kidstreet released a new video for the rambunctious dance single “Birthday Boy.” Directed by Angus McLellan and Kidstreeters Karl and Cliff Snyder, the video was shot from the perspective of a pint glass at a party. “A friend of ours took rein of the glass and had his way with it,” Karl said of the shoot. Watch the video HERE.
Visionary artist BT releases a new single EP package for the track “A Million Stars” from his GRAMMY® nominated album These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole). A true collaboration between BT and vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw, the EP features new remixes from Marc Simz, Myon & Shane 54, Jason van Wyk, Airwave, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Digital Stories and Save The Robot.
Great Lake Swimmers will make a special appearance at the 2011 US Open on Sunday, September 4 at 6:00pm (Baseline Stage). Each year, aside from world class tennis, the US Open features live music and entertainment around the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, NY. For the full list of entertainment, visit HERE.
In addition to working on the follow-up to 2009's critically-acclaimed album Lost Channels, Tony Dekker and his Great Lake Swimmers recently announced a handful of North American tour dates (keep reading for list of dates).
“Kidstreet’s sound embraces both ‘90s big-beat dance music and indie rock, hearkening back to the electronic-tinged glory days…” – Exclaim!
“When I saw three dorky-looking twenty somethings setting up a row of synthesizers at the front of the stage, I wasn’t expecting much. Boy, was I wrong.”- CHARTattack
Waterloo sibling trio Karl, Cliff and Edna Snyder--better known as Kidstreet--are set to release their debut album Fuh Yeah on September 27, 2011. The band gives listeners a taste of Fuh Yeah with a new music video for single “Birthday Boy” (available now on iTunes).
Premiering earlier today on Exclaim!, the video was directed by Angus McLellan and Karl & Cliff Snyder, and was shot from the perspective of a pint glass at a party. Karl explains, “A friend of ours took rein of the glass and had his way with it. Dancing, barfing, naked games of Twister, climbing onto rooftops…all the typical things any one glass might witness at a party.” Check out the newly unveiled video for “Birthday Boy” below.
Listen to Frazey Ford's "Blue Streak Mama" from Obadiah above.
Former Be Good Tanyas frontwoman Frazey Ford has announced a handful of North American tour dates in September. She’ll co-headline these dates with Whitehorse, a duo made up of fellow Canadians Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.
Frazey released her debut solo album Obadiah in 2010 to critical acclaim. Most recently, she reunited with her former bandmates for a Be Good Tanyas reunion tour in celebration of the release of their debut album, Blue Horse, on vinyl for the first time.
Be Good Tanyas Tour Dates:
Wed, Aug 17 Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre**
Fri, Aug 19 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre**
Sat, Aug 20 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sun, Aug 21 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
(**As special guests of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)
Frazey Ford Tour Dates (co-bill with Whitehorse)
Sat, Sept 17 New York, NY @ The Living Room
Sun, Sept 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
Mon, Sept 19 Boston, MA @ Club Passim
Tues, Sept 20 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
Wed, Sept 21 Toronto, ON @ Glenn Gould Studio
Brit-rock band The Rifles return to release their third studio album Freedom Run on September 20, 2011, with lead single “Tangled Up In Love” out August 16, 2011. The track is a dangerously infectious melody, topped with a luscious string riff and the familiar Rifles’ crunching guitars.
Freedom Run further enhances the reputation of one of the most exciting, enduring and diverse London bands of the last ten years. Recorded at Paul Weller’s studio, Black Barn, and produced by the legendary Chris Potter (who has guided such luminaries as The Clash, The Stones and The Verve), the album has a fresh, revitalized sound, loaded with inspirational tracks that range from light and fun pop symphonies to the raucous soul-inflected heartfelt pop-rock that has dominated The Rifles’ back catalogue and given them a fan-base that continues to sell-out venues across Europe.
Only a month until the release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK), Nettwerk recording artist Ladytron reveals a fourth album track entitled “Mirage.”
The UK-based quartet (Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo) created Gravity The Seducer to operate like a book, with tracks acting as chapters that hold the album together. As a teaser, Aroyo says, “scenes that are set up in ‘Mirage’ return and reflect in a later track, ‘Melting Ice.’”
Ladytron shared the music video for lead single, “White Elephant.” Directed by Michele Civetta, the video was filmed in Normandy, France and can be watched below:
Having already performed the song on national TV, Blush’s debut single “Undivided” (featuring Snoop Dogg) vaulted its way into the Top Ten (#9) on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart. This follows club performances for Blush--Victoria, Natsuko, Angeli, Ji Hae and Alisha--in Los Angeles (The Colony, Eleven, Avalon, and Rage) with additional club appearances to be announced in the coming weeks in New York and San Francisco.
Blush debuted “Undivided” to the world when they opened for Justin Bieber earlier this year in Asia. Last month, the Pan-Asian group (together the girls represent China, Japan, Korea, India and the Philippines) made their U.S. TV debut on FOX’s wildly popular “So You Think You Can Dance.” This came on the heels of the debut of their hotly anticipated global debut single which premiered on Yahoo.com via the animated video for “Undivided” to an overwhelming response. The animated clip for “Undivided” which also featured Snoop Dogg marked the first-ever music video created solely utilizing the Brushes App for iPad. Watch the video HERE.
Julie Stone, one half of brother/sister duo Angus & Julia Stone, joined the Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on stage at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in June for a free surprise sunrise performance of "Do You Realize." Check it out above.
Julie Stone's solo album, The Memory Machine, is out now. Listen to the album HERE.