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Guster Announces First Leg Of US Tour; Reveal Psychedelic Cover Art Inspired By Fabian Oefner

Watch a hypnotizing video of Oefner and Guster’s collaboration via Boing Boing

Guster kicks off their US tour in January, celebrating the release of their new album Evermotion (out Jan. 13, 2015 on Nettwerk/Ocho Mule). Supported by a strong community of fans cultivated through their vibrant, relentlessly charming live show, Guster have been praised by the Boston Globe for a performance that "offers both contours and depth, [weaving] a little melancholy and a little dry humor into songs echoing the dreamy escapism of the Beatles and Beach Boys" and by the Washington Post, who hailed them as "a reliably unique and engaging live band," adding, "No one can say these guys don't put on a show." The band will perform at an intimate sold-out Grammy Museum event in LA this month ahead of the winter tour supported by multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi. Listen to three new songs off the album including single “Simple Machine,” praised by TIME for its “frantic beats and crawling synthesizers,” and the breezy, brass-infused “Never Coming Down” via The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1tgo1nl

Watch The Music Video From SHEL & Gareth Dunlop For "Hold On" From 'The Best Of Me Soundtrack'

The new music video for the haunting “Hold On,” available on The Best of Me Soundtrack, from singer/songwriter’s (and NW1 publishing clientsSHEL & Gareth Dunlop is now available for fans to view.

“Hold On,” a song that USA Today calls “twinkling” and “pining” appears on the soundtrack for the Nicholas Sparks penned film, The Best of Me, which hit stores on Oct. 7 via EMI Nashville in conjunction with Relativity Music. Relativity Studios’ film, The Best of Me, is now playing in theaters nationwide.

“Hold On” was written and performed by Gareth Dunlop and Eva Holbrook from SHEL.

1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music And Black Box Bring The Best International Songwriters And Producers To The First Annual Merge Songwriting Camp

1916 MGMT, Nettwerk One Music and Black Box Music host the first annual Merge Songwriting Camp to showcase some of the most successful international songwriters and producers from around the world (including Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evignan and Chantal Kreviazuk).

The Merge Songwriting Camp vision is to showcase and provide Canadian talent with the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s best in a week of writing sessions guided by major record executives (including Atlantic Records, Interscope Records and Capitol Records UK). The invite only sessions will be held from October 19 -25, at Revolution Recording in Toronto (36 Laing Street) with workshops running from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. daily.

Music executives from various top worldwide music labels will be offering their expertise to writers and producers who were exclusively chosen to participate in the Merge Songwriting Camp. Each day the writers and producers will be given writing tasks via video conference calls with music executives to discuss label priorities and what major artist(s) they will be crafting for each day.

Media members are invited to attend a session to experience and chat with writers and producers. Please email Chrissy Newton at Chrissy@vocabcommunications.com to confirm a date and time.

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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
 

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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.