TOM FOREST DEBUT SINGLE 'SUMMER' WILL BE RELEASED ON APRIL 28TH
TOM FOREST's debut single SUMMER will be released by Beverly Martel on April 28th.
The track was produced & Mixed by Isabel Gracefield. more >>>
STEVE LIPSON ft. AVEC SANS SINGLE IMPOSSIBLE WILL BE RELEASED ON APRIL 24TH
Producer STEVE LIPSON will release a single featuring AVEC SANS on April 24th. The track Impossible was co written by Steve and US artist Niia more >>>
AVEC SANS NEW SINGLE WE ARE RELEASED APRIL 3RD
AVEC SANS' new single We are was released April 3rd. The band start their USA tour on April 24th in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory more >>>
SUPERFOOD RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'DOUBLE DUTCH'
Superfood (now a duo featuring frontman Dom Ganderton & Ryan Malcolm) have signed a publishing deal with Iamsound Music.The band have unveiled their fresh new flavors ahead of an as-yet-untitled new album. Produced by Dom & Ryan and engineered by MATTHEW TWAITES.
The band have signed to Dirty Hit Records and have just released the first single 'Double Dutch' (Feb 6th) more >>>
BEVERLY MARTEL TO RELEASE COURTESY TIER ALBUM “EVERYONE’S OK” AUGUST 12TH
COURTESY TIER will release their album “Everyone’s OK” on Beverly Martel on August 12th.
The album was produced by CHRIS “FRENCHIE” SMITH with one track produced by PETER KATIS. The album was mixed by Z Z Top producer JOE HARDY.
The band will be heading out on tour, dates to be announced shortly. more >>>
PURPLE DETONATE THEIR SOPHOMORE ALBUM “BODACIOUS" IN UK ON JULY 29TH
PURPLE release their 2nd album BODACIOUS on July 29th thru Play it again Sam/PIAS
Bodacious proudly retains the venomous, strident tone established on their debut release, (409), and takes a dive into high-adrenaline fueled pop rock with tracks "Pretty Mouth" and "Bliss”.
The album was produced by RICK PARKER with one track produced by VICTOR VAN VUGT more >>>
T.O.L.D album released on IAMSOUND RECORDS
T.O.L.D's debut album "It's not about the Witches" released on IAMSOUND RECORDS June 17th. The album was produced by TOM BILLER & Dan Smith with one track produced by Cameron Parkins and another by Biggi Veira. The album was Mixed by PETER KATIS more >>>
AVEC SANS ALBUM "HEARTBREAK HI" RELEASED ON BEVERLY MARTEL ON JUNE 3RD
AVEC SANS' album "Heartbreak Hi" is set to be released June 3rd by BEVERLY MARTEL more >>>
AVEC SANS release Heartbreak Hi on Beverly Martel on March 4th
AVEC SANS release a new single "Heartbreak Hi" on Beverly Martel on March 4th.
The band are heading off to play shows at SXSW more >>>
COURTESY TIER RELEASE NEW SINGLE
COURTESY TIER RELEASE NEW SINGLE
COURTESY TIER release a new single “When you were young`’ on BEVERLY MARTEL on March 4th. The track was produced by PETER KATIS more >>>
KATE BOY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “ONE” ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH
KATE BOY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “ONE” ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH more >>>
COURTESY TIER RELEASED EP ON BEVERLY MARTEL NOV 6TH PRODUCED BY CHRIS “FRENCHIE” SMITH
COURTESY TIER released their debut EP on Beverly Martel on November 6th! The EP was produced by Worlds End client CHRIS “FRENCHIE” SMITH more >>>
PURPLE ALBUM "409" RELEASED VIA PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
PURPLE's debut album 409 is released via Play it again Sam
LORD HURON'S NEW ALBUM STRANGE TRAILS RELEASED APRIL 7TH
LORD HURON'S new album "Strange Trails" is released on Iamsound Records on April 7th. more >>>
IO ECHO DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED
IAMSOUND RECORDS artist IO ECHO's brilliant debut album Ministry of Love is released in North America! The band has been working hard on this album for the past couple of years and we're excited to finally be able to release it. This has been a busy year for Io Echo, after touring with Bloc Party earlier this year, and the band currently being on the road with iconic '90s alt outfit Garbage. After the tour is done, they'll be playing Coachella in a couple of weeks, and then following that up with a tour supporting The Joy Formidable. We're also excited to announce that Io Echo will be playing Lollapalooza this year (August 2-4 in Chicago).
Ministry of Love, drawing from early '90s industrial, hazy pop and Eastern Classical orchestration (Japanese Koto and Chinese violin), has garnered accolades from NPR, Interview, Nylon, Stereogum, Paper, Dazed & Confused and many more. Be on the lookout for a video for the title track soon, and until then you can watch the video for "When The Lilies Die" HERE!
“They've succeeded in doing something that so many bands have tried, but failed to do: invent a completely new sound.” - NYLON
IAMSOUND RECORDS released the debut album by LORD HURON on October 9th. more >>>
The Philistines Jr. 'If A Lot Of Bands Play in The Woods...' Available Now!
The Philistines Jr. have enlisted top indie artists such as The National, Jonsi & Alex, Mates of State, Tokyo Police Club, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Tapes ‘N Tapes, Mercury Rev and many others to cover and remix their acclaimed 2010 album ‘If A Band Plays in the Woods…?’ The collection 'If A Lot of Bands Play In The Woods….’ is set for release next week November 1, via Tarquin Records/Beverly Martel. more >>>
Nikki Lane Debut Album 'Walk Of Shame' Out Now
IAMSOUND RECORDS artist NIKKI LANE's debut album "Walk of Shame"
is out now. The album was produced by Dave Cobb and Lewis Pesacov. more >>>
New Fool's Gold Album Out Now!
Fool's Gold's sophomore release is available now on IAMSOUND Records. 'Leave No Trace' is the highly anticipated follow up to the band's debut effort. more >>>
NewVillager Available Now
NewVillager's self-titled debut album is available now on IAMSOUND Records. This two man band synchronizes pop shamans Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini. NewVillager are multimedia artists from San Francisco and New York.
The band has written pop music as a means of illustrating the NewVillager mythology, a system of thinking, which is partially “found” and partially created by the group and their collaborators. NewVillager champions an electro-symphonic sound, which the band describes as “new pop.” more >>>
SALEM Play Sold Out Show In LA
SALEM played a sold out show last night at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. They play tonight in San Francisco at the Blasthaus and on Friday in Portland at Branx.
Their debut album 'King Night' is now available from IAMSOUND Records.
TWENTY FIRST REPUBLIC Launched - SANDY ROBERTON Running New Venture
UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS PARTNERS WITH TWENTY FIRST ARTISTS
TO EXPAND MARKETPLACE FOR PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS
Initial Venture with Worlds End Management
Twenty First Republic (TFR) Launches with Offices in New York and Los Angeles
New York, New York, Tuesday, March 29, 2011…
Universal Republic Records and Twenty First Artists, both divisions of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today launched Twenty First Republic (TFR), a new management division that caters to U.S.-based music producers and engineers. The announcement was made today by Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic, Avery Lipman, Co-President & COO of Universal Republic, Colin Lester, CEO of Twenty First Artists, and Sandy Roberton, CEO of Worlds End Management.
With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Twenty First Republic will be overseen by Sandy Roberton and Tom Mackay, who will also continue in his duties as Executive Vice President of A&R for Universal Republic. The company will combine the creative resources of Universal Republic and the extensive management experience of Twenty First Artists to discover, nurture and develop the careers of music producers and engineers. Twenty First Republic will seek to facilitate new revenue-generating business while creating cross-marketing and promotional opportunities for its clients.
“As we continue to expand our business, we are going from strength to strength with Colin through this innovative venture,” stated Mr. Lipman. “Through Twenty First Republic, we will be tapping into music and the creative process in its purest form, while leveraging the resources of our company to find production talent and extend their reach in the marketplace.”
“This is an exciting new venture and a watershed moment for Twenty First Artists,” commented Mr. Lester. “It opens up a myriad of opportunities for our business. By combining the scale and reach of Universal Republic in the US with the management and brand development experience of Twenty First Artists, we are creating the preeminent leader in this fast-growing area of the business.”
In its first venture, Twenty First Republic will handle clients from Worlds End Management, while its principal Sandy Roberton will operate TFR on a day-to-day basis. Worlds End clients now being represented by Twenty First Republic include Larry Klein, Nick Launay, Stephen Lipson, Tim Palmer, Atticus Ross, Peter Katis, George Drakoulias and Matthew Wilder.
“Worlds End is one of the most respected management companies in the music industry,” remarked Mr. Mackay, “And this has everything to do with Sandy’s innovation, his entrepreneurial approach and the tremendous success he and his team has achieved. We’re delighted to be working with them and one of the most distinguished rosters of clients in the business.”
"We're excited to be joining Monte, Colin, Avery and Tom for what we believe to be the next step in the evolution of our business,” added Mr. Roberton. “Twenty First Republic has the reach and influence to not only continue, but enhance the quality of representation that we've provided for so many years at Worlds End."
NME Reviews SALEM's NYC Show
NME reviewed SALEM's NYC show from last Saturday calling it "sumptuous, grandiose, and inhuman." Take a look at the review here.
SALEM play the Echoplex in Los Angeles tonight.
DAVID KOSTEN Producing Morning Parade
DAVID KOSTEN is in the studio producing tracks with Parlophone act Morning
Twin Sister To Play IAMSOUND's Mondrian Sessions
Brooklyn band Twin Sister play the Mondrian on April 8th as part of the IAMSOUND
Records' Mondrian Sessions.
Australian duo DASH & WILL who are signed to Mercury are in LA this week
writing with Worlds End clients ARI SHINE, VINCE PIZZINGA, BRAD WOOD and
SKIDD MILLS Dominating Active Rock Radio
SKIDD MILLS has 3 songs charting in Active Rock radio. Saving Abel's new single "Miss America" is currently charting in mainstream radio at #27 and is #34 in Active Rock. In addition, "White Rabbit" by Egypt Central is currently #30 in Active Rock and "Sex Aint Love" by Madam Adam is #40 in Active Rock.
All were produced and co-written by SKIDD MILLS.
ART Vs. SCIENCE Tours This Week
After tearing up SXSW with a good number of other Australian acts last week, ART Vs. SCIENCE are back on the road on the West Coast, before making their way to the Big Apple.
Check them out at these shows below while they're still in the states:
Wed March 23 - Townhouse Lounge, Sacramento CA (onstage 11.30pm)
Thurs March 24 - Rickshaw Shop, San Francisco CA (onstage 10.30pm)
Fri March 25 - Central Social Aid & Pleasure, Santa Monica CA (onstage 11.30pm)
Sat March 26 - Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA (onstage 11pm)
Mon March 28 - Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston Street, New York NY (onstage TBC)
MICHAEL PATTERSON Mixing ZOWIE
MICHAEL PATTERSON is currently in the studio mixing Zowie.
The New Zealand-bred artist won over the crowds last week at SXSW, with Perez Hilton and NYLON raving about her after she performed at both showcases.
NICK LAUNAY Begins Producing Crash Kings
NICK LAUNAY has started producing the new Crash Kings album for Motown.
Fender Reviews 'Ghost Town Directory'!
Fender.com has a glowing review of ARI SHINE's new album 'Ghost Town Directory,' released on Beverly Martel last week. Check out the review HERE.
ARI will perform for a national audience during his upcoming March 30 appearance on the John Kerwin Show prior to making an international trip for a special performance with ADRIENNE PIERCE in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 12.
'Ghost Town Directory' is available now on Beverly Martel. Click on the link below to download the album from iTunes.
BMG Chooses MEN's "Off Our Backs" As 'Song Of The Week'
BMG announced today that MEN's single "Off Our Backs" is the 'Song Of The Week.' Click HERE to download a 3-track sampler from the band's debut album from IAMSOUND, 'Talk About Body.'
Of the single "Off Our Backs," LA Weekly says, “Everything about this song, from the carnival-esque percussion to the choppy, bouncy rhythm and the anthemic chorus positively screams party time!”
EMILE KELMAN & CHRIS "FRENCHIE" SMITH Receive Producer Awards
EMILE KELMAN & CHRIS "FRENCHIE" SMITH both received producer awards at the Austin Music Awards. EMILE received an award for producing 'Myth Of The Heart' by Sahara Smith and FRENCHIE for the self-titled album from Speak.
BEVERLY MARTEL Releases 'The Distance Between Two Truths' Tomorrow
The long wait is over - Beverly Martel is pleased to bring fans and music lovers alike the acclaimed album from Australian singer-songwriter Mark Sholtez, 'The Distance Between Two Truths.'
After only being available before in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, the album will be released and available through iTunes tomorrow for the rest of the world.
Mark recently completed a tour as the opener for Sting, and will be making his way to the States soon - check back here for more info on shows in Los Angeles. Check out the track listing for 'The Distance Between Two Truths' below:
1. A Thousand Lies
2. All Four Seasons
3. This Perfect Day
4. Too Late For Heroes
5. We Could Get Lost
6. No Kind Of Love
7. Little Things
8. The Mystery Of You
9. I Kissed It All Away
10. She'll Change Your Mind
11. This Is Where It Starts
12. Far Enough Away
13. If I Didn't Love You
The UK Guardian Picks NewVillager As 'New Band To Watch'
NEWVILLAGER In The UK Guardian:
Hometown: Brooklyn and San Francisco.
The lineup: Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini.
The background: The three most hyped (or self-hyped in two cases) bands at
the start of this year – Mona, Brother and the Vaccines – drew attention for
their back-to-basics approach. They offered crude propositions and simple
pleasures. But there are others daring to be different, making unusual
connections, being anything but obvious. Last night, for example, we went to
Heaven in London to watch Crystal Fighters, a three-piece creating a hybrid
of Basque folk and techno out of indigenous instruments, dance rhythms and
the poetry of a friend's deceased, insane relative. It hinted at what a
collaboration between Federico García Lorca and the Chemical Brothers might
have been like: vivid and joyous, if a little crazed.
NewVillager are equally determined to stand out from the crowd. They
describe themselves as "an artist collective". The core duo of Ben Bromley
and Ross Simonini are complemented by "visual director" Ben Dickinson (LCD
Soundsystem, the Rapture), plus live drums and a cast of thousands – well,
maybe a dozen – whom they draft in as and when required to work on whatever
ancillary drawings, animations, performances, films, lectures, books and
writings are needed to augment the music.
Wait – as Blue Oyster Cult once said – there's more. Bromley and Simonini,
recently hailed by NME as "pop shamans taking meticulous steps towards a
mysterious, musical nirvana", use the various media at their disposal to
espouse their "NewVillager mythology". This comprises a "10-part cycle
exploring transformation, teenage-hood and the formation of new ideas". As
if that weren't enough, their shows include various installations,
"integrated events" and "immersive rituals" which "explore the concept of
the boundaries between different communities".
Meanwhile, their forthcoming debut album, they have promised (or should that
be threatened?), will be a "song cycle" based on "not so much a narrative
but a lens or a model for looking at any kind of transformation – how does
something change from one state to another state? What kind of a process is
that? What are the perennial tensions in that process?" When they started
going on about the "structural shifts, including the main shift from Cocoon
House to Black Crow Boy to Light House" intended for the album, we got a
little irritable and couldn't help wondering: yes, but what about the tunes?
See, every so often a band comes along with ideas about subverting the form
(yer actual pop music) and adding multimedia facets to the otherwise rote
ritual of release single, release album, tour. Remember Sudden Sway, the
mid-80s clever-clogs who issued eight versions of one single, followed by an
extravaganza by the name of Spacemate which included a double LP, a book, a
poster, a set of cards and an instruction manual, all packaged together in a
soap-box container, after which the plan was to devise a "soap opera
musical" called '76 Kids Forever? The conceptual carapace was inviting but
by the time you got to the music it was a tad anti-climactic. Needless to
say, their attempts to make the packaging of pop interesting failed to sell.
NewVillager are a bit like a latter day American Sudden Sway. When they
finally get to discussing their music, they call it "new pop" and claim it's
a cross between Michael Jackson and the Beatles. This is risibly wide of the
mark. Lighthouse has chanty vocals and a quasi-religious feel. Overpass is
also white gospel-ish, with churchy organ. Bad Past Gone Away is what
happens when indie boys do soulful. Genghis On is Scissor Sisters-style
retro-disco, while Rich Doors is hooky synth-funk that recalls Hall & Oates
when they worked with Arthur Baker on their album Big Bam Boom.
More than anyone, they remind us of Polyphonic Spree, another outfit intent
on bringing a non-rock purity of spirit to pop who, having seemed at first
to be rule-changing, eventually became Just Another Band. How soon it will
be before NewVillager buckles depends on their mettle, and bank accounts
(who's funding all their auxiliary ventures?), but you've got to applaud
their ambition even as you worry that their music is thus far a woeful
mismatch for their ideas.
The buzz: "They weave mythology throughout their music and art."
The truth: It's easy to scoff and be cynical, but at least they're Saying
Stuff, even if we haven't a clue what it all means.
Most likely to: Be bicoastal.
Least likely to: Go postal on us – they're too joyous, man.
What to buy: Their self-titled debut album will be released on 21 June by
File next to: Sudden Sway, Hall & Oates, Polyphonic Spree, Crystal Fighters.
PETER KATIS In Studio Producing Dry The River Album
Fresh from their great shows at this year's SXSW festival, Dry The River are
now back in the studio recording their debut album with producer PETER KATIS.
The Boss Join Dropkick Murphys On Stage
Bruce Springsteen joined the Dropkick Murphys onstage at the House of Blues in Boston to perform “Peg O’ My Heart,” “Badlands,” and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” at last week's show on March 18th.
Springsteen guests on the Dropkick Murphys' new album which TED HUTT produced, 'Going Out In Style.' Check out the footage from a fan in the crowd above!
Beverly Martel Sign ST. LEONARDS
Beverly Martel has signed the Australian band ST LEONARDS and will release
their debut album in the next few weeks. The band have also signed a
publishing deal with Beverly Martel music.
TIM PALMER Mixing Toby Sebastian
CHRIS LINDSEY just finished producing the debut album for soulful pop singer TOBY SEBASTIAN, and now TIM PALMER is due to begin mixing the album shortly. Look for Toby's debut on Decca later this year.