Young Liars and Nettwerk co-founders snap a photo with the infamaous Spirit Bear in front of Nettwerk's Vancouve office. (From left to right: Andrew Beck, Jordan Raine, Angelo Ismirnioglou, Ty Badali, Wesley Nickel, Mark Jowett (Nettwerk), Ric Arboit (Nettwerk), Digory Smallz (Young Liars Managmeent)
Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Young Liars to its label roster. The Vancouver-based band, comprised of five multi-instrumentalists, is revered as an integral part of the ever-changing local soundscape, deftly experimenting with synth-pop, electronic and indie rock to create catchy indie pop hooks. Stay tuned for more news on Young Liars, including information on their upcoming debut full-length being released in 2012.
I don't know how he does it; I am just glad he does." - Paste Magazine
“A songwriter with vision…” - NPR
“Who knew that a sensitive folkie could be so foul and hilarious at the same time?"
- Dallas Observer (Live Review)
"…not only an artist worth catching, but worth following in the future."
- AV Club (Live Review)
Over the course of the past year, William Fitzsimmons toured 60+ cities in support of his critically acclaimed fourth full length, Gold In The Shadow. He’ll continue his North American trek early next year, starting February 9th in Ann Arbor, MI. Known for his onstage banter, Fitzsimmons will bring his unique voice and lyricism to 35 venues, including LA’s famed Troubadour. See below for full headlining dates.
Today marks the release of the latest Twilight soundtrack: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. The highly-anticipated soundtrack features a brand new song from Nettwerk recording artist Angus & Julia Stone called "Love Will Take You There." Other artists on the soundtrack include Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, The Belle Brigade, The Joy Formidable, Theophilus London and many more.
The entire soundtrack is currently available for streaming on Spotify HERE.
For the latest music videos from Angus & Julia Stone, visit Nettwerk's YouTube channel HERE.
Aussie producers, Goodwill & Hook N Sling release a video for their latest hit, “Take You Higher.” The producer duo have sampled Australia's biggest hit of 2011 and Australian Recording Industry Association's (ARIA) Single of the Year, “Big Jet Plane” (Angus & Julia Stone), and turned it into a club cruiser for 2011. Directed by fellow countryman, Benn Jae, the video was filmed throughout the east coast of New South Wales.
fun. has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly awaited album: SOME NIGHTS arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on February 21st, 2012.
Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, Aim and Ignite, fun. decided to raise the stakes with this album, their first on Fueled By Ramen, by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Drake). A behind-the-scenes look at the making of SOME NIGHTS is streaming now at Complex.com HERE.
The first single from SOME NIGHTS, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe),” is available now via all digital retailers. The single has already generated quite a buzz, hitting the top 3 on The Hype Machine music blog aggregator in its first week of release, not to mention the top 5 on iTunes’ “Top Alternative Songs” sales ranking. What’s more, “We Are Young” has received major airplay from KCRW’s influential Morning Becomes Eclectic, while USA Today applauded the “baroque indie-popsters” for “(making) a counterintuitive play for the big time, slowing down for the massive sing-along chorus.”
The band will launch a preorder for a limited edition 7” vinyl version of the single on November 28 through the Fueled By Ramen webstore, http://store.fueledbyramen.com/, which will also unveil the song “One Foot” from SOME NIGHTS as the b-side.
A companion video clip for “We Are Young” is currently in pre-production. A video of fun. performing an acoustic version of the song with Janelle Monáe is up on the band’s site, www.ournameisfun.com (and featured above).
Following the release of their debut album Fuh Yeah, Waterloo, ON sibling trio Kidstreet just unveiled a brand new video for the song "Never Coming Back," which was directed by the band's Cliff Snyder and premiered earlier today on Exclaim!.
Fellow bandmate Edna Snyder told Exclaim! about the video, "When we were writing 'Never Coming Back,' I didn't think much about what my ex was supposed to look like, or what sort of man he might have been. As the video took shape though, he became a creepy, sort of nonchalant man. Whether we had intended it initially or not, the video ends up implying that what I'm never coming back to, is an abusive relationship. My good friend Zoran was kind enough to play the part. Quite a juxtaposition for him to play that role in this video!"
Critical darling, William Fitzsimmons appears on the December 13th double-CD, titled Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths (out on American Laundromat Records). Amongst a collection of indie-rock luminaries – The Wedding Present, Built To Spill’s Doug Martsch, Throwing Muses co-founder Tanya Donelly, Telekinesis and Stars — Fitzsimmons covers the title-borrowing classic from The Smiths, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want.”
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for additional announcements, including previously unreleased recordings and a forthcoming North American tour.
For full track list and to pre-order Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths, please visit: http://www.alr-music.com/
Nettwerk is excited to announce the addition of Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb to its label roster. Liam has toured across Canada with established acts like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James. In 2006, he was nominated for the Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Group or Solo Artist (Hot AC) for his debut album on Columbia with Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson). He self-released his sophomore album, Can’t Let Go, which was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Patti Griffin, Derek Trucks). He has lived between Nashville and the UK over the past year and is currently working on his third album.
Liam (who is also a recent addition to the Nettwerk Management roster) is set to release a beautiful rendition of the favorite holiday song "Silver Bells" on November 15th in iTunes, with his Nettwerk debut full-length coming in 2012.
New York End LTD, in conjunction with Nettwerk Management, is pleased to announce a new partnership with LME Management.
Through its current partnership, New York End/Nettwerk handles the careers of such rising artists as Lissie, The Pierces and Bridgit Mendler, as well as established talent like Katherine Jenkins. The new co-management partnership between New York End/Nettwerk and LME will allow New York End to continue to develop its business with a focus on developing acts for international success.
Beyond this, Nettwerk has announced the signings of various new management clients to be handled from its offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles and London—including Irish singer songwriter Gareth Dunlop, one of Canada's best young bands Hey Ocean, and international buzz-band Avalanche City—adding to an already diverse and hugely successful international roster that boasts such acts as Stereophonics, Nneka, fun. and Guster.
Chadwick "Chad" Stokes (Dispatch, StateRadio) set to release Live At The Armory on November 29th via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records.
Live At The Armory was recorded over two nights at the annual Calling All Crows’ benefit shows in December 2009. Featured tracks include State Radio classics - "Calling All Crows," "Keepsake," "Gang Of Thieves" - in addition to inspired covers of The Rolling Stones’ "Sweet Black Angel," Bob Dylan's "Girl From The North Country," Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me," and others.
The same day, Stokes’ will make a 300-piece limited edition CD available to fans. Assembled by hand, the special package will be made with eco-friendly materials and the artwork prepared by letterpress.
The recordings are the product of shared passion and solidarity amongst Chad's colleagues and friends - the late Ronnie Simonsen of How's Your News?, The White Buffalo, Matt Embree, Pete Heimbold, Stephen Kellogg,and Darren Buck. All proceeds from the sale of Armory will benefit Stokes’ non-profit organization, Calling All Crows.