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.
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of Melbourne-based, nine-piece neo soul/indie pop outfit The Bamboos to its label roster. Their new album, Fever In The Road, will be released on April 1, 2014.
Listen to album track "Avenger" below:
The Bamboos are the brainchild of band leader Lance Ferguson, who initially drew inspiration from the instrumental raw funk of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but the band’s sound and style is in a constant state of evolution, keeping fans and critics alike on their toes and unable to pigeonhole. For Fever In The Road, Ferguson co-produced the album with ARIA-nominated, multi-instrumentalist studio wizard John Castle (Josh Pyke, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gossling), whom they worked with on their previous, three time ARIA-nominated album, 2012’s Medicine Man. Fever In The Road sees Castle and Ferguson venturing into sonic landscapes The Bamboos have previously touched on but never fully inhabited; there exists an aural complexity and depth that allows darker moods to roam through the album, with vocal duties split between Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson, who bring contrasting yet complimentary styles.
Buzzing UK band Coves have released a new video for "Cast A Shadow" from their upcoming debut album Soft Friday, out March 31 in the UK (TBA North America). The video premiered today on tastemaker website Noisey, who called the track "a slinky, 60s-indebted slip of a song that makes me want to line my eyes like Edie Sedgwick, throw glitter down my cheeks like Beck, wear an indecentlyne short skirt, and wiggle my hips till dawn." Read Noisey's full post HERE.
The band recently announced they'll be joining Band Of Skulls on a handful of UK dates:
23rd March Met Uni Leeds
24th March QMU Glasgow
25th March Ritz Manchester
28th March Shepherd’s Bush Empire London
29th March Rock City Nottingham
Nettwerk is thrilled to announce that Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has been nominated for "Best British Single" in the prestigious Brit Awards. "Let Her Go" was the biggest selling single by a British artist in the UK in 2013, and Brighton-born troubadour was the only British artist to have sold over a millions singles on top of a Platinum album.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has spent the past five years dedicated to busking the streets of wide flung towns and cities across the globe, only for 2013 be the year when worldwide recognition struck with his infectious single "Let Her Go."
Guster has begun recording their next studio album (title TBA), due out later this year, with producer Richard Swift at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, OR. Swift has produced albums for such artists as Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, Foxygen and The Shins, the latter of which he is also a band member. Percussionist Brian Rosenworcel wrote on the band’s studio journal earlier this week, “There is the feeling that we’re about to make something special. Not just the hope. It’s like a manifest destiny this time around. More to come.”
The forthcoming album follows the December release of their free live album, Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony, which is available now via their website www.guster.com.
Guster began in a dorm room at Tufts University and has released six studio albums in the last two decades – Parachute (1993), Goldfly (1998), Lost and Gone Forever (1999), Keep It Together (2003), Ganging Up On The Sun (2006) and Easy Wonderful (2010). Known to open up for themselves in disguise as psychedelic rockers “Trippin’ Balls” and as Christian Southern Rock outfit “The Peace Soldiers,” Guster has also shared the stage with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and most recently, the Dallas Symphony. Singer Ryan Miller has branched out into scoring films – including 2012’s beloved Sundance standout Safety Not Guaranteed. Bandmate Adam Gardner has started his own non-profit called “Reverb,” which works with bands, artists, and venues to reduce the music industry’s environmental footprint.