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The Trews Return To The U.S. For August Tour

 

"The band delivers solid, no-nonsense sets full of grizzled pub-rock, gritty power-pop and mod-influenced classic pop, with with a dash of self-effacing humor and humility thrown in for good measure."
- Annie Zaleski, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Electric ultra-pop… Guitars and keyboards grind in time to the big buzzy heart-bleeding vocals."

- IMPOSE

Canada's The Trews released their self-titled, Nettwerk debut digitally in April and supported it by heading down from the Great White North for a run of shows in the States. The quartet follows up with a jaunt through the mid-west starting August 10th in Michigan. Two of the shows (Cincinnati & Louisville) are make-ups for postponed gigs when singer Colin McDonald came down with a broncial infection and the band had to cancel their 2nd and 3rd performances ever in 1000+ gigs over 12 years.

New Signing: Guster

Ocho Mule Records, Guster’s own label, and Nettwerk Music Group are thrilled to announce their partnership for Guster’s new album for worldwide release. Produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado, Foxygen, Stereolab), the album promises to deliver a new sound while maintaining their signature timeless character. Additional details about the album will be announced in the coming weeks.

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to keep our new release independent on a global level with the help of Nettwerk Records,” says Ryan Miller of Guster.

“Nettwerk has had the privilege to support Guster throughout their career and it’s a great honor to partner with the band’s own label to release the new album,” says CEO Terry McBride.

New Signing: William Close

“Architecture Is Frozen Music” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of experimental musician and innovator William Close. Having developed over 100 new types of musical instruments, Close is most recognized for the largest stringed instrument in the world – The Earth Harp. “It’s an instrument unlike anything Bach or Beethoven could have ever imagined,” writes The New York Times (July 2013).

Developed and built by Close, the body of the instrument rests on the stage, while the strings travel over the audience, attaching to the back of the theatre, concert hall and/or festival ground, turning every space into an instrument. Close studied sculpture and sound design at the Art Institute of Chicago. His installations and performances have been experienced around the world – including The Coliseum in Rome, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, The Seattle Space Needle, the temples of Vietnam, Grand Theater of Shanghai International Arts Festival, Brazil’s Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, The Dhow Harbour in Qatar, and major US festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bumbershoot, Burning Man, Lightning In A Bottle, and more.

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LA-based Family Of The Year share “Hero” from their album, Loma Vista. Known for their live performances, the band has played sold-out shows across Europe, including France’s Les Vieilles Charrues, Paris’ Rock En Seine and UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band has also toured with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, and Walk The Moon. A unique brand of indie, folk and acid rock, Huffington Post sums it up best, "Loma Vista is pure pop bliss, it deserves to appear on many year-end Top 10 lists."

 

Watch the new video for "Days of Gold," Jake Owen's new single co-written with Neil Mason. Each of Jake's last 4 singles went to #1 on the country charts, and “Days of Gold” is already Top 25 & climbing at Country radio and is his fastest rising single to date. The song is the lead single from his album DAYS OF GOLD to be released on 12/3 via RCA Nashville.
 
For more information, visit http://www.jakeowen.net
 

Film & TV
Nettwerk Lands Budweiser Super Bowl Spot for Passenger's "Let Her Go"

Nettwerk's Senior Director of Advertising and Branding, Karen Macmillian, gives the behind-the-scenes info on just how Passenger's "Let Her Go" became the soundtrack for 2014's most popular Super Bowl ad.  Check out the interview here.

The LA-based, six-piece alternative folk/rock band recently released their anticipated, self-titled debut to critical acclaim, and is starting to sell out headline dates around the country. Produced by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins), Run River North burgeons with richly layered harmonies, dynamic instrumentation and evocative storytelling. The album deals with themes of hope, struggle and identity – a result of all band members coming from families who moved to Southern California from Asia.