Pictured (L-R) AJ Burton (Nettwerk/Revelry), Shannan Hatch (SESAC), Mike Fiorentino, Greg Beeckman (Revelry), Mark Jowett (Nettwerk)
Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music Group have signed Nashville-based songwriter/producer Mike Fiorentino to its ever expanding roster of talented songwriters, which includes Jessie Jo Dillon,Neil Mason (The Cadillac Three) and Archertown.
Nettwerk/Revelry’s AJ Burton says, “I’ve worked with Mike for the past two years and watched him grow as a songwriter and producer. The timing could not be better to officially bring him into our growing family.”
Originally from the Tampa, FL area, Mike grew up attaining a love for the Beatles, early rap music and a healthy dose of country music. After moving to Nashville in 2007, he penned and arranged numerous songs for Hasbro, Inc. In 2013, he co-founded The Tennessee Recording Company (an independent record label/production team) with longtime friend and collaborator Kyle Cook, guitarist of Matchbox 20.
He’s recently began collaborating with Average Joes Entertainment production team, Phivestarr, writing for both Bubba Sparxxx and Colt Ford’s forthcoming albums. He loves writing with and developing new artists and doesn’t limit himself to any one genre. No matter what style of music, he believes in great songs that move people.
Check out this amazing use of "Hero" by Family of the Year in the trailer for the upcoming film from Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD. 12 years in the making, Linklater cast a child (Ellar Coltrane) as his protaganist and continues to build a story around him until he goes off to college. Rather than a documentary, the highly anticipated movie is a “complete, well-crafted character study,” (Entertainment Weekly). In theatres July 11th.
“Run River North stays the course – and finds success” – NPR “Weekend Edition”
“Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America." – Wall Street Journal
"The eleven songs that make up this irrepressible effort come across as so exuberant, so effusive, so infused with freewheeling enthusiasm, that any attempt to typecast them inevitably comes up short. Veering from a quiet pluck to resounding refrains, the band catches fire each time out…" -- No Depression
“[Run River North] has a powerful alternative, folk foundation… The overall catchiness of the music being played is shadowed by the intimacy of their lyrical and instrumental intricacies. From fiddles to pounding base drum, this band builds, explodes, and soothes from one song to the next.” -- LA Record (live review)
Los Angeles-based sextet Run River North will hit the road this summer with a string of headline dates, following a successful run at this year’s SXSW, a Spring tour opening for the Goo Goo Dolls and soldout headline dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and more. Below is a partial list of dates, with more to announce in the coming weeks.
While on the road, the band paid a visit to Daytrotter to record four tracks from their debut self-titled album (out February 25). Daytrotter posted the special session HERE.
Recorded with record producer Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill,The Shins), Run River North deals with themes of hope, struggle and identity. Debuting on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #3, the overlap of Asian and American folk is subtle, reflecting the hyphenated existence of the band members.
During an interview for NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, guitarist Daniel Chae says, "our parents don’t have white collar jobs. My father worked at Wienerschnitzel; that was his first job when he came [to the US]. Our parents sacrificed their lives for us. I think that why there's such a strong sense of family in each of us. They wished for us to live the American Dream. And we finally find that in music.”
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites return to North America for several headlining dates and summer festivals; including the famed Ottawa Blues Festival and Festival D’ete in Quebec. This is the band’s first return to North America since their debut last fall, which included support dates for City And Colour.
Below is the most ambitious video concept for album track “Young,” from their debut album States out now (Nettwerk Records). Oh Yeah Wow, an award-winning film and animation company, photographed 400+ different faces, each person was shot multiple times in a variety of facial poses, replicated various mouth shapes in accordance with the lyrics. Using stop-motion animation, the video cycled through the hundreds of people, who when edited together, sang the song. The video was featured by Yahoo!Music, Mashable, Huffington Post, MTV, Wall Street Journal, College Humor, Stereogum and more.
“The funkified body grooving power of this French Horn Rebellion remix is undeniable. Big elastic bass mix with waves of gritty synths for the indie-dance jam of the week!” – The Burning Ear
Brooklyn-based duo Savoir Adore have stepped off of the road and back into the studio to begin work on their next full-length album. In the meantime, the band is sharing their final artistic pieces to the Our Nature puzzle. On April 29, they’ll release Our Nature: The Remixes, which features remixes of three stand-out tracks from 2013’s Our Nature ("Beating Hearts," "Regalia" and "Dreamers") from the likes of French Horn Rebellion, Dreamtrak, Sombear and Xaphoon Jones.
With a successful run at SXSW and a sold-out spring headline tour, including NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and LA’s The Troubadour, already under their belts for 2014, Australia’s Boy & Bear have announced additional North American summer dates around their already confirmed appearances at the Firefly Music Festival (June 21) and Forecastle Music Festival (July 19). The band will bring their vibrant melodies and rich harmonies to a handful of new cities starting with Nashville on June 24 (full set of dates is below).
While lead single “Southern Sun” remains Top 10 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart, the band has also unveiled a new video for album track “Bridges,” which was shot in Melbourne by local visual collective OH YEAH WOW, who have created stunning visuals in the past for Gotye, Aloe Blacc and The Paper Kites. This video features the five band members occupying a miniature house, full of miniature things all handcrafted by OH YEAH WOW.
The Pack A.D. just put the wraps on a very successful coast-to-coast Canadian tour, immediately took off across the pond for a string of European dates, and are now making plans for another national tour, this time with Alice in Chains. Beginning August 8, the pair will make stops across the country from BC to Nova Scotia supporting the iconic rock band.
The momentum from Pack A.D.’s latest album continues too. For 10 weeks in a row their fifth studio album, Do Not Engage, was named the #1 album in the country, breaking !Earshot’s previous college radio record of 9 weeks. In addition, Pack A.D.'s "Animal" was #1 this month on the CBC R3-30 chart, while album cut "Big Shot" peaked at #2 and "Battering Ram" at #4! "Big Shot" also made it to #5 on CBC R3's year-end Top 103 Songs of 2013 Chart!
Released on Nettwerk RecordsDo No Engage is the follow-up to their JUNO Nominated 2011 release Unpersons. Produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Mooney Suzuki, Dirtbombs) and recorded in a former Motor City chicken-processing plant, Do Not Engage has been met with immediate acclaim.
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen to its label roster. Stu will release his debut full-length album, Vagabond, July 15th (pre order May 13).
Vagabond was recorded at Sydney’s esteemed Linear Studios and was co-produced by Chris Vallejo and friend/label-mate Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger). A few years ago, Stu left his small town in Queensland, Australia and embraced a life as a bit of a vagabond himself, exploring and embracing opportunities as they came. He has been touring, recording, driving friends tour vans and pretty much anything else that allows him to continue his travels. The album expresses the dichotomy of Stu’s life on the road – his amazing journeys and beautiful observations along the way; contrasted with an inevitable sense of loneliness. He attracted new fans in North America and beyond during his extensive run as support for Passenger in 2013.
Passenger recently stopped by the Billboard studio for an interview and performances of latest single "Scare Away The Dark" and hit single "Let Her Go." See the full session here. Passenger's new album, Whispers, will be out June 10, with a North Americanheadline tour to launch August 2 in Atlanta. Visit Passenger on Facebook for all dates and more info.
"Harsh, droning, sinuously catchy, and awash in Murphy’s ink-black croon, ‘Hang Up’ is not something you ought to disobey.” – The A.V. Club
Peter Murphy has released lead single “Hang Up” from his forthcoming tenth solo album, Lion, out June 3 (available for pre-order now).
Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Lion is comprised of 11 tracks that possesses an elegant master of tone – bass heavy, stark, shimmering and symphonic. It sustains a heart-in-throat tension from start to finish.
In addition to the impending release of Lion, Murphy also launched a PledgeMusic campaign for his upcoming live DVD, Mr. Moonlight Tour: 35 Years of Bauhaus, filmed in July 2013 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Through this pledge campaign, fans have the opportunity to pre-order the DVD and gain exclusive access to a series of free bonus content and special items. Visit Murphy’s PledgeMusic page for details: http://bit.ly/1e634EZ.