Ivy's signature track "Edge of the Ocean" from their 2001 album Apartment Lifeis currently the soundtrack to American Airlines new television ad campaign. If the track sounds familiar, it's because you've probably heard it in a slew of other television shows and films over the years; it remains the band's top-selling track. Ivy's fifth studio album All Hours is out now.
Singer/songwriter Matt Wertz offers the perfect holiday soundtrack for tree-trimming, treat-baking and gift-wrapping with Snow Globe, his first Christmas album, available on Handwritten/Essential Records October 25.
Blending Wertz’s signature acoustic style with strings and horns while adding a little holiday flare, Snow Globe features timeless Christmas classics including, “Walking In A Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night” made angelic by the lilting voices of The Nashville Children’s Choir. The 12-track album, produced by Ben Shive, features guest vocals by Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Dave Barnes.
“There is a reverence to making Christmas music,” says Wertz. “Instead of making the song serve me, I tried to serve the song. I wanted to make a Christmas record my grandkids would listen to someday.”
The project will be supported with a radio single and a 10-city Christmas tour throughout the Midwest and Southwest this December. Visit www.mattwertz.com for a list of tour dates.
Just a few months since the release of his critically lauded ninth solo album, Ninth, iconic frontman Peter Murphy unveils The Secret Bees Of Ninth EP, out now digitally. The 6-track EP features four previously unreleased B-sides from his recent solo effort, plus the full-length version of album track "Secret Silk Society," and his current single "Seesaw Sway.” RollingStone.com exclusively premiered “Gaslit" from the EP, commenting that Peter is “as dark and intense as ever on the track, which is just as strong as anything on Ninth.” Check out the full post on RollingStone.com here: http://bit.ly/oUOg3L.
Murphy, who is currently in the midst of the European leg of his major fall tour, will head to North America in November for a co-headline tour with alternative rock outfit She Wants Revenge. See tour dates and full EP tracklisting below.
Today, Nettwerk Records releases the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Janie Jones (Tribeca Film). The soundtrack features 11 songs, eight of which are performed by the film’s lead actors, Academy Award® nomineeAbigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, My Sister’s Keeper) and Alessandro Nivola (Laurel Canyon, Coco Before Chanel), in addition to tracks from recording artists William Fitzsimmons, Gemma Hayes and Patrick Watson. Janie Jones is in select theatres starting October 28, 2011, as well nationally on video on demand, iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly and Vudu. Watch the official trailer here: http://bit.ly/nC1X6t.
Listen to selections from the Janie Jones Original Motion Picture Soundtrack below.
Nettwerk Music Group is happy to share some exciting updates from its Management arm. Over the past few months, Nettwerk's Management Roster has expanded with multiple new signings: Shiny Toy Guns, Avalanche City, Hey Ocean, Gareth Dunlop, Joshua Hyslop, Radical Face, Liam Titcomb and Lucie Silvas. Read below for more information on each artist.
“For 26 years, Nettwerk has fostered and supported great new talent. I’m incredibly proud of these new additions to the roster and excited to present them to the world wide stage,” says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride. “The coming year also brings anticipated new albums from some of our established artists like fun. and Katherine Jenkins. Our goal has always been to be the best, not biggest, at what we do.”
In addition to these new signings, Nettwerk Management has seen great successes with a couple of its established clients. Roots rock band Dispatch, featuring vocalist Chad Stokes (also of Nettwerk-managed and recording artist State Radio), returned to the road for a national tour after a 10-year hiatus. In spite of limited national media attention, Dispatch drew nearly 150,000 fans from all over the world to see this limited run of 13 dates. The tour closed with three consecutive nights at Boston's famed TD Garden, which was a fitting exclamation point on a tour that saw the band sell out a 25,000 seat soccer stadium just outside of New York City and a three-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver.
On the other end of the spectrum, Lemonade Mouth (Walt Disney Records), the soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Movie by the same name featuring Nettwerk-managed artist Bridgit Mendler, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in April and has gone on to sell nearly 325,000 units.
(Keep reading for more information on Nettwerk's new management signings...)
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, indie pop-folk artist Radical Face--aka Ben Cooper--returns with his sophomore album The Family Tree: The Roots, out now on Bear Machine. Hauntingly beautiful, Radical Face’s new album glimmers with folk, pop and Ben’s wide-open vocals.
Radical Faces’s new song “Ghost Towns” is the iTunes Indie Spotlight feature all week long. The Family Tree: The Roots is now on iTunes home page twice and is currently #96 in the overall iTunes charts, #3 on Amazon MP3 Folk chart and #30 on the pop charts.
Today, Nettwerk co-founder Mark Jowett presents"Tweety Bird (feat. Tea Petrovic)," the first "storysingle" of nine from his upcoming book Tubers, out in November. In this new "storysingle" format, "Tweety Bird" combines an E-story with a mini-soundtrack to that story, along with remixes of the track by Dominican Republic's Pacha Massive and Toronto's Jeremy Glenn.
Travelling in the subways of New York, London and Paris over the years in his role as a partner at Nettwerk, Jowett (Cinderpop/Moev) began to construct stories around the extraordinary characters he would meet in the subways, along with music that included “found sounds” of trains and overheard conversations he would record while riding the trains.
The result is Tubers, a collection of nine stories with three taking place in each city. Each story has a musical theme and an illicit or nefarious act. Tubers will be published by Read Leaf books in early November. The book contains mesmerizing illustrations, a limited edition 7” and a coupon to download the accompanying Tubers album (Popoganda Records/Nettwerk), which features vocals by Kevan Ellis, Tea Petovic and Heather Ray, combined with bonus remixes by Pacha Massive and renowned house minimalist Kate Simko.
Oscar®, Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winning composers have completed A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project, a musical collaboration to benefit the victims of last year’s earthquake in Haiti. Produced by Christopher Lennertz and Steve Schnur, the album features the unique musical voices of 25 composers, in addition to 90 musicians and a 60-person choir. Composers include Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant, A Chorus Line, The Way We Were), John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty, Iron Man 2), Christopher Young (Spiderman 3, The Grudge) and Dave Grusin (The Milagro Bean Field War, The Fabulous Baker Boys). All proceeds will go through partner charity, Hands Together.
Nettwerk is thrilled to share the news that Aussie sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone will have a previously unreleased track called "Love Will Take You" featured on the upcoming soundtrack for 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.' The tracklisting was revealed on the film's social networks yesterday. Other artists on the soundtrack, which will be available on November 8, include Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, The Belle Brigade, The Joy Formidable, Theophilus London and many more.
Keep reading for the official announcement from Summit Entertainment, Chop Shop and Atlantic...)
Ivy's frontwoman, Parisian-born singer Dominique Durand, chatted with NPRWeekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz about the band's new album, All Hours. The feature ran this past Sunday, September 25, but is available for streaming on NPR.org here: http://n.pr/nPJvMX.