This month, Los Angeles-based Run River North have announced a handful of local dates tied to the holiday season. They will be performing a free show in Pasadena this Saturday, December 6th as part of the South Lake Holiday celebration, followed by a sold-out benefit show with the Goo Goo Dolls at The Troubadour on the 15th and a special performance at this year's Grand Park N.Y.E. L.A. bash in downtown LA - Los Angeles’ only free, public, large-scale New Year’s celebration.
For Grand Park N.Y.E. L.A., Run River North will be one of 6 bands across three stages. Event planners are expecting 50,000 attendees, spanning the entire 12-acre Grand Park, as well as adjacent city blocks. Grand Park selected Garson Yu and his Emmy award-winning design agency yU+co. to create an evening of interactive multimedia content that transforms the park into an audiovisual playground. This year’s spectacular will represent the tallest interactive sound display, culminating in a 10-minute countdown narrative that relays a story centered on “the heartbeat of Los Angeles,” featuring L.A. landmarks, as well as aspects of L.A. life that unite its many communities.
In case you missed it, Savoir Adore's Paul Hammer released the following news via Facebook this week:
*** Savoir Adore began as an experiment. Over time it’s become much more, evolving from a recording project to a live band, from a 2 piece to a 5 piece and everything in between. And, in the last couple years, it’s taken us around the world. Now, it’s changing once again…
As we started work on our third record, Deidre decided that she was going to part ways with the band to focus on other projects. She will be missed, but Savoir Adore is continuing on, and the mission remains the same - to create music that transports us to other worlds, and helps us see the magic in our own. Deidre is one of our closest friends and I hope you’ll join us in wishing her the best in all of her new adventures. She also wanted to send along a personal note:
“... I am deeply grateful to everyone who has supported us, worked with us, played with us, and welcomed our music into their lives. Thank you so, so much. As for the future, I will always create music. Now is the time for next phases and new journeys.” - Deidre
(You can read Deidre’s full message here: http://bit.ly/1y5yOh2)
Our last release, Our Nature, is a record we are extremely proud of, but we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on next. We’ve spent the majority of the last year writing, collaborating and once again, experimenting. These are exciting times, and we feel the best is yet to come. Stay tuned for updates and a lot of new music in the new year!
As always, thank you all so much for your support over the years - it means the world to us!
Paul & SA
Stay tuned for more news and updates from Savoir Adore.
Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of Berlin-based duo Schwarz Dont Crack to its label, management and publishing rosters via Nettwerk Hamburg. The pair will release a self-titled EP on January 26, 2015, with a full-length debut album to follow (date tba).
Schwarz Dont Crack is the brainchild of Ahmad Larnes and Sebastian Kreis, who met in Berlin following Ahmad’s move from New York City and Sebastian’s flee from South Germany, both in search of a more progressive musical landscape. Together they have found a synthesis of sound formed from the rich tapestry of American 90s R&B and the German capital’s perpetual electronic obsession.
Newfoundland folk-trio The Once share the official music video for “We Are All Running,” the first single from their latest album, Departures (August 2014). The video is a collection of footage shot over two months during the North American leg of the band’s first world tour as support for label-mate Passenger.
Next year, The Once will head back on the road for a headlining world tour that begins on March 11, 2015 in Montreal, Canada and ends in Birmingham, UK on May 9, 2015. All tour dates are listed below.
The Once’s (Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale and Phil Churchill) story began five years ago, when the band released their 2009 self-titled, award-winning debut, which was funded by a stranger at a show who was so impressed that he offered them $5,000 to make the album. Since then, the band has been quietly making a name for themselves in their native Canada, having collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned a JUNO nomination for best Roots & Traditional album. They caught the attention Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride at the Vancouver CelticFest, who offered them a label deal shortly after.
Nettwerk Music Group congratulates its artists for their CBC Music Awards nominations.
The Pack A.D was nominated in two categories: Best Live Show and Best Independent Artist. The garage rock duo's newest album Do Not Engage saw a career best chart debut entering the Top 200 at #87, hitting #16 on the Alternative Albums chart and #54 on the Digital Albums chart. The Pack A.D. also set a new record at Canadian College radio with Do Not Engage charting #1 for 10 consecutive weeks at the !earshot National Top 50.
Victoria B.C's Current Swell was nominated for Best Fan Engagement, recognized for a well curated instagram stream, a steady online dialogue with fans and for always having time to hang out after a show. Released on May 6, Current Swell’s latest album Ulysses landed at #1 on the Rock iTunes chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and reached a career high Top 50 debut on the Top 200 chart. The latest single “Rollin’” was recently the #1 most added track at Alternative Rock Radio and is now #24, in the competitive formats Top 30 chart.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, was nominated Best International Album for the critically acclaimed Whispers, which saw career high chart debuts around the globe. In the U.S, it landed at #12 on the Billboard 200, #5 in his native UK, #2 in Australia and Canada, #3 in New Zealand and the Netherlands and #6 in Germany.
Australia's Boy & Bear was nominated for Best International Album for sophomore album Harlequin Dream. In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted group and best album prizes.
Facebook recently launched a new “Say Thanks” feature, which allows their users to create personalized video cards for Facebook friends. It gained the most attention last week went Mark Zuckerberg himself created a video or his wife Priscilla Chan. But if you were wondering what the moving and melodic background music featured in the video is, it’s none other than Nettwerk’s own Radical Face and his song “Always Gold” from the album The Family Tree: The Roots. A second song also from the same album, “Severus and Stone,” is used in the latest “Say Thanks” video direct at family members.
The Family Tree: The Roots is the first of The Family Tree trilogy, released in 2012. The second installment of the trilogy, The Family Tree: The Branches, was released last October. Watch the latest music video for the song “The Mute” below:
“Brilliant electro pop, great to dance to and sing along to” – Q
“It’s perfect piano pop given the electronica once over; enough weird and enough wonderful” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Driving alternative pop, filled with organic, earthly sounds” - HUH
“Oli Bayston seems to have a knack of turning everything he touches into gold. Upbeat piano-led electronica in the vein of LCD Soundsystem” – The 405
Watch the brand new video for single ‘Foot of the Hill’ from Boxed In’s forthcoming, self-titled debut album on Nettwerk Records. ‘Foot of the Hill’ is a caterwauling hunk of avant-garde precision and a perfect aperitif for what is on offer from Boxed In’s debut due out January 19th 2015 in the UK (U.S. release TBA).
Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald as well as producing for the likes of The Voyeurs, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Boxed In, aka Oli Bayston is finally bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his first solo project.
Nettwerk's Sinead O'Connor is among the many artists brought together by Irish singer Bob Geldof and Scottish musician and songwriter Midge Ure to record a 30th anniversary version of the charity single - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - to raise money to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Originally written in 1984, the single was released to raise awareness and funds for the Ethiopian famine in 1983-1985.
Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid, also includes Bono, Ed Sheeran, Robert Plant, One Direction, Sam Smith, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Ellie Goulding,Rita Ora,Seal and more. Recorded on November 15, 2014, watch the official music video above.
In case you missed it, Nettwerk Management client Father John Misty performed "Bored In The USA," a track from his newly announced album I Love You, Honeybear, on the Late Show With David Letterman, alongside a 22-piece string section.
I Love You, Honeybear will be available February 9th in Europe from Bella Union and February 10th for the rest of the world from Sub Pop. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.
Father John Misty’s fast-selling headlining late winter/spring tour in support of I Love You, Honeybearspans January 16th-April 25th. Sold-out shows include Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC February 12th, New York’s Bowery Ballroom February 14th, Dublin’s at Whelans on Februrary 21st, London’s Village Underground on February 26th and Minneapolis’s First Avenue on April 4th. For up-to-date information on tickets please visit fatherjohnmisty.com.
Alexi Murdoch's"Song For You" is featured in the heartwarming Christmas television commercial for UK pharmacy Boots, which had its first play during the finale of Downton Abbey this past Sunday.
Alexi Murdoch is a musician, writer and singer who was born in London and raised
in Scotland, Greece and France before traveling to the United States to attended university in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland, where he spends his days writing and sailing on a small, 92-year-old wooden sail boat. Since the release of his latest record, 2011's critically acclaimed Towards the Sun, he has played a number of sold out concert dates in Europe and North America, including appearances at prestigious venues like London's Union Chapel, Berlin's Admiralspalast, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series in New York, the Montreal Jazz Festival and Mexico City's Lunario del Auditorio Nacional.
He is planning the release of his third album in 2015, the product of recording sessions in Quebec and Iceland.