From left to right: AJ Burton (Revelry), Jessie Jo Dillon, Melissa Emert-Hutner (Nettwerk One)
“Brandy Clark, [Kacey] Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Luke Laird, Jessie Jo Dillon and Mark Stephen Jones are among a friendly gang of co-conspirators who are finding fresh ways to write successful contemporary country songs.” – USA Today
Grammy®-nominated songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon has extended her publishing agreement with Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music Group.
One of Nashville’s finest young writers, Dillon contributed three songs to Brandy Clark’s critically-acclaimed debut album 12 Stories:: “Crazy Women,” “Just Like Him,” and “Hungover.” In the past, she has also worked with such artists as George Strait, Rodney Atkins, Craig Morgan, LeAnn Rimes, Carly Pearce, Craig Campbell, Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis.
William Fitzsimmons debuted his official video for "Fortune" on The AV Club. This is the first single off his forth-coming album, Lions, out February 18 via Nettwerk Records. The video transplants the viewer to a picturesque, serene landscape overlooking the afternoon of a group of teenagers on a journey of young love and discovery. A happier tone than the meaning of the song, which Fitzsimmons has described as "being at a crossroads of making a tough decision and not knowing if the outcome will be better or worse."
In addition to the video release William Fitzsimmons has also announced the dates for his 2014 spring tour. The tour will kick off with two New York shows on April 15 at Littlefield in Brooklyn and on April 16 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Along the way Fitzsimmons will stop in major markets like Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Chicago before ending his tour on June 15 in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair. See below for a full list of tour dates. To purchase tickets for any of these shows please go here.
Brooklyn's Savoir Adore caught up with Esquire at Sundance over the weekend for an Esquire Live Session. The band did an acoustic cover of Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now" while riding up to the top of a mountain on a ski lift! Check out the video and full story here.
TheWall Street Journalhaspremiered a new acoustic video from William Fitzsimmons for the track “Sister” from his upcoming album, Lions, which will be released on February 18th via Nettwerk.
When asked why he kept the video acoustic, Fitzsimmons said, “It’s a personal challenge to see if the songs are good enough to stand on their own, because there’s nothing else besides my hairy face and a little parlor guitar.” Check out the full interview here.
Los Angeles songstress Lily Kershaw has announced headline tour dates that will bring her to many cities around the country for the first time in support of her critically acclaimed debut album Midnight In The Garden. Lily, who performed at the ASCAP Café at Sundance last weekend, will join Mason Jennings as support at the end of January for three shows around Texas. She’ll then head back to Los Angeles to launch her “In The Beginning…Tour” on February 1 at The Mint, followed by dates across the Midwest and East Coast. She’ll finish this run with her SXSW debut in March (all dates are below).
Vancouver-based trio, Hey Ocean!, premiered the animated video for their song, “If I Were A Ship,” on Videostatic.com today. The track is off the group’s latest album, IS, which was released last year via Nettwerk Music Group.
William Fitzsimmons first single, “Fortune” is available now for streaming on American Songwriter. In November, Fitzsimmons released an acoustic video for “Centralia” off the album and gave listeners a sneak peek of what to expect from Lions, his follow-up LP to 2011’s Gold In The Shadow. American Songwriter said, “Fitzsimmons…knocks it out of the park with ‘Fortune,’ a cascading, mysterious song about a moment at the crossroads.”
Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach will release their debut album Blonde, on March 4 via Nettwerk Records. The duo has perfected their unique blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop.
They recently shared party-starting album single, “Miracle”, and tropical grit-pop track “On My Side” which opens with vintage synth sounds and grooves into a deliriously catchy chorus. The band has just revealed the kaleidoscopic new video for album track “Been There Before” with NME.
Newcomers Run River North (formerly Monsters Calling Home) have unveiled their first official, not to mention hilariously gory video from their upcoming self-titled debut, out February 25. The “Fight To Keep” video premiered yesterday on TeamCoco.com, who described it as “equal parts mandolin riffs and ‘The Hunger Games.’” Directed by Zack Stoltz, the video features actor/comedian Diedrich Bader and the six-piece band on an innocent camping trip turned Battle Royale.
On Saturday, January 25, Run River North will be included in Lexus: Music Uncovered, a pre-Grammy® special exploring Los Angeles hot spots and up and coming bands airing on CBS at various times in 10 major markets (Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, Houston and DC). The band was also recently featured on Last Call With Carson Daly, PBS Artbound and NPR Weekend Edition, where they discussed various themes of hope, struggle and identity reflected on their debut album – all band members come from families who moved to Southern California from Asia, which creates a subtle overlap of Asian and American folk reflecting the hyphenated existence of the band members.
"On this new track from 'Do Not Engage,' the Vancouver group showcases what they know how to do best: no frills, fuzz drenched garage rock." -- Filter Magazine
The Pack A.D., the Canadian garage rock combo featuring Becky Black and Maya Miller, premiere “Animal,” a new single from their forthcoming album Do Not Engage (Jan. 28, Nettwerk), via Filter Magazine. Listen to "Animal" and read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1eQQODY.
The pair, who have been described as “a fantastically gritty rock duo” (NPR) and “the equivalent of a sonic knuckle sandwich” (Exclaim), have also added three weeks of dates to their previously announced 2014 North American tour with new dates including a stop at SXSW as well as headlining dates in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and an extensive number of Canadian performances.