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WIND-UP RECORDS SIGNS AUSTRALIAN ALT-POP BAND
“HEART OF A LION” SINGLE AND VIDEO AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AUGUST 13th;
ALBUM OUT EARLY 2014
“MISSISSIPPI” FREE TRACK GIVEAWAY BEGINS TODAY
PLAYING MUSEEXPO, NARM, VIPER ROOM (LA), BROOKLYN BOWL (NY), MERCURY LOUNGE (NY), GREAT ESCAPE AND LONDON CALLING THIS MAY
NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2013) – Wind-up Records is proud to announce the signing of The Griswolds, a five-piece alt-pop band from Sydney, Australia. Their infectious melodies and catchy tunes arrive just in time for summer. Everyone from triple j radio, Australia’s premiere alternative radio station, to the blogosphere have embraced The Griswolds joyful sounds which Neon Gold Blog hails “Their euphoric slice of indie pop brings to mind the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend with the nonchalant cool of The Strokes and percussive intensity of Friendly Fires…” “Heart Of A Lion,” the band’s first track, will be available digitally August 13th. Upon its release in Australia, the song was immediately added into high rotation on triple j and ended 2012 as one of the station’s most played tracks of the year. The international airwaves were quick to take notice with the song attracting airplay in over 20 countries worldwide and landing the #12 spot on We are Hunted’s emerging chart. “Heart Of A Lion” also reached #3 on the radio airplay charts in The Netherlands via tastemaker station 3FM and was an iTunes single of the week in the region. Indie Shuffle calls “Heart of a Lion” “...light, upbeat and fun, it will put a smile on your face and some dance in your step…It’s certainly one of the best new songs I’ve heard recently…” while The Burning Ear says “These guys are fun in a bottle. [“Heart of a Lion” has] big ‘ooh, oohs,’ a relentless rhythm section, and then that little tender part at where you recompose yourself before building up to the rock-outro.” The Griswolds full album will be out early 2014 but beginning today, May 2nd The Griswolds will give away a free track, “Mississippi” “...an incredibly colorful and upbeat cut that practically embodies the summer season in its upbeat feel,” says The Music Ninja. The track was also featured in an Original Skateboard video at the end of last year and has garnered close to 200,000 views. The Griswolds are gearing up to take America by storm next when they play here this May beginning in LA with MUSEEXPO on May 5th, NARM on May 8th and The Viper Room on May 9th, then on to New York where they will play Brooklyn Bowl as part of Popshop on May 11th and the Mercury Lounge on May 13th before heading to the UK where they will be playing some key international festivals including Great Escape and London Calling. Last year they played Parklife, Homebake, Peats Ridge and have toured in support of Django Django and San Cisco among others.
Have you been wondering what it’s like for a UK band to tour America? Wondering what’s next for Young Guns? Get ready to learn all of that and more during their interview with Noisecreep.
Congratulations to The Virginmarys on their nomination for the 2013 A2IM Libby Awards! The guys have made it to the final round of nominees, but they need YOUR help to win! Cast your vote for The Virginmarys right here! http://ow.ly/ksodB
The Virginmarys have their U.S. Debut album King of Conflict available on iTunes for a Limited Time $6.99 price. The album, which was selected by iTunes as Editors Choice was also mastered just for iTunes (someone get me some good headphone please) and contains 3 Acoustic Bonus Tracks, an iTunes LP and is getting rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and just about everyone else that reviews great music. Don't sleep on this deal, it's only going to last through the weekend. If you need a taste, pick up the single 'Dead Man's Shoes" which is only 69 cents on iTunes.
Civil Twilight’s ‘Letter’s From The Sky’ is being used in the movie trailer for the upcoming Fox Searchlight film The East – check out the trailer after the jump…
Revolver got their hands on the new lyric video for Filter's single 'What Do You Say.' Check it out for the next 24 hours here and join the conversation online - tag #WhatDoYouSay and @officialfilter - you'll end up the Filter website...yep.
Newbury Comics are offering a pre-order for Jillette Johnsons' June 25th debut album Water in a Whale. All the pre-orders come with a signed CD booklet w/all the lyrics in them. It's limited and the clock starts ticking now...Get your copy over at Newbury Comics - check it out here.
"She's a hardcore bitch and she's loaded, but she's the one that they're most willing to put out for, and vice versa. They're in their kitchens cooking up their fucked up recipes - a triangulation of sinking ships, self-abuse and an inability to stop from going into tailspins and circling the trouble like hungry mongrels - and they're looking out at the smoggy horizon."
Check out the full article and listen to the session at https://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/the-virginmarys/20056549-3738369
We have some very exciting news for all of you Jillette Johnson lovers out there! We're thrilled to announce that Jillette will be performing at Bonnaroo 2013! Head over to www.bonnaroo.com to get all the details.
We know you love 'River' by Civil Twilight, but you definitely haven't seen it performed quite like this. Get up close and personal with Civil Twilight and check out this chilling rendition of 'River' via BeatCast TV.