"Ghost Beach are the Venn diagram of their influences—Peter Gabriel,
Talking Heads, The Police, and Daft Punk—and then some, thanks to
a shitload of synths, some nostalgic 80s sonics and even the occasional reggae
groove. The sound is unmistakably their own.” – VICE’s Noisey
“If you can get people dancing as early as noon.
You're good. They did." – NPR’s All Songs Considered
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach will release their debut album, Blonde, on March 4.Perfecting their unique blend of retro & futuristic soaring synth pop, the band previously shared party-starting album cut “On My Side,” featured on People Magazine + “Every Time We Touch,” a funk-infused blazer, strapped with an infectious bassline & classic house beats.
VICE’s Noisey just unleashed another unmistakable Ghost Beach hit in the form of Blonde album cut, “Without You.” Showcasing their love for influences Ace of Base & UB40, the track features a full-on reggae vibe complemented perfectly by the duo’s distinctive, cutting-edge contemporary touch.
Victoria, B.C.’s Current Swell are set to release their new album, Ulysses, on May 6, 2014. The 12-tracks on Ulysses perfectly deliver the band’s textured, deep-groove sound while capturing the energy of their live show, which has earned them scores of fans across The Americas, Australia and Europe. The band will debut many of these new songs next month in Austin during SXSW (showcases tba).
Ulysses was produced by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Giant Stand) at Vancouver’s iconic Greenhouse Studios. The album captures every bit of warmth the studio’s massive Neve console could provide, as heard on “Rollin’” (a showcase for vocalist/guitarist Scott Stanton’s exemplary slide work), the title track “Ulysses,” rocker “Keys to the Kingdom” and the readymade sing-along “One Day I’ll Be Rich.”
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Madi Diaz to its label roster. Diaz, who debuted new material during her month-long residency at LA’s Bootleg Theatre last summer, is putting the final touches on her upcoming full-length album, due out this summer. She’ll give industry and music lovers alike a taste of what’s to come when she heads to Austin next month for SXSW (showcase details TBA).
Madi’s captivating, high-energy songs manage to conjure all the apprehensions of youth and heartbreak into a guileless, giddy sort of strength. Her new music takes on grungy, pulsating bass lines that open up to shimmering, expansive chords, punchy drumbeats, and unfettered vocal swagger.
"He might look like another one of those bearded boys with an acoustic guitar and a sensitive soul, yet the singer-songwriter's latest LP displays subtlety
that distinguishes him." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Fitzsimmons...knocks it out of the park with 'Fortune,' a cascading, mysterious
song about a moment at the crossroads." - American Songwriter
William Fitzsimmons' fifth studio album is out now. Lions was produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie with previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service, among others) at Hall of Justice in Seattle. On this record, Fitzsimmons' explores his personal changes over the years since 2011's release, Gold In The Shadow.
Leading up to the release of Lions, Fitzsimmons debuted a few tracks from the record. Late in 2013 Fitzsimmons gave listeners the first taste of the record with the premiere of an acoustic version of his track "Centralia" on Paste. He released the first single from the album, "Fortune," in January with a track premiere on American Songwriter and video premiere on The AV Club. Bringing him right up to the release date Fitzsimmons also debuted two other acoustic versions of tracks from the record with "Sister" on The Wall Street Journal and "Took" on Rolling Stone.
Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) and Bumstead Productions (Bumstead) today announced a definitive agreement under which Nettwerk has acquired the recording assets and label operations of Bumstead.
Bumstead is one of a few Canadian independent music businesses founded over 30 years ago with a strong pedigree of developing successful Canadian artists. Under the deal, Nettwerk is acquiring the copyrights to such legacy Canadian recording artists as k.d. lang, Glen Stace, Colin James and John Ford, as well as recent releases from The Trews, Tim Chaisson, Two Hours Traffic, Yukon Blonde and Poor Young Things.
Bumstead founder Larry Wanagas will retain the name Bumstead and continue to independently run the publishing and artist management business of Bumstead under the Bumstead banner.
Nettwerk co-founder and CEO Terry McBride comments, “We are thrilled to add Bumstead’s impressive roster of influential Canadian recording artists to the Nettwerk family. As a company, we are always looking to expand our diverse roster with quality catalogue.”