CURRENT RELEASES

Hwy. 9 - The Blank Tapes

(09/30/14 on Big Sur / VOW Records)

Matt Adams of The Blank Tapes has compiled 40 tracks of psychedelic Cartoon music he’s recorded over the past 10 years and released it as an 80-minute album.

Skyline EP - Billy Van

(08/18/14, independant release)

There comes a time in each of our lives when it feels like the next chapter in our story is unwritten. Each morning, we wake up and are faced with the expansiveness of our futures, seemingly unknown and hidden to us. Some of us are fearful, some of us nostalgic, some of us excited, and some of us have already arrived — but most of us live in the in-between. These feelings all hit us at different points along the journey, riding on a wave of quiet hope until we reach that grand unknown, finally relieved. The "Skyline EP" is the musical representation of the experience. The four songs (think of them as movements) together make a complete statement about this journey—so spare 15 minutes and listen to all of them together.

Cover Your Tracks (single) - A Boy and His Kite

(08/12/14 on SSP)

ABAHK releases the original master of Cover Your Tracks and its instrumental as singles for the first time. The song was featured in the film & soundtrack (The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Pt. 2) and gave indie/folk rock artist Dave Wilton the courage to finally finish and release his debut album.

Adrian Thaws - Tricky

(09/08/14 on False Idols / !K7 Records)

The varied sounds on ‘Adrian Thaws’ reflect a lifetime of influences and experiences, from an upbringing in Bristol’s multi-racial Knowle West district to the years Tricky has spent traveling and collaborating with a host of like-minded artists. “I can be anything I want when I do an album,” he says. “I could be a woman, I could be a man. It’s great to be able to be all these different things.”

Wonder Villians - Rocky

(06/23/14)

Irish band Wonder Villains returns with “Rocky”, a party-pop album filled with catchy hooks and tracks to make you dance!

The Lovers Key - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

(04/01/14)

Indie pop/soul duo featuring Christopher Moll (The Postmarks) and Maco Monthervil with a great throwback sound in their debut full-length album.

Brandt Brauer Frick - DJ Kicks

(02/24/14 on !K7)

The new "DJ-Kicks" mix from Berlin-based trio Brandt Brauer Frick explores a distinctly human side of machine-made music, deeply infusing emotion into each track, while embracing flaws and imprecisions.

Tim Halperin - Heart Tells Your Head

(02/11/14 on Hour Distribution)

This second full-length album by Omaha, Nebraska singer/songwriter and American Idol contestant Tim Halperin follows the piano-fueled approach that made his 2011 debut, Rise and Fall, a success. The record has drawn comparisons to the work of Ben Folds and John Mayer, while a percentage of profits from this release will go to a children's charity founded by the late Texan DJ Kidd Kraddick.

The Shanghai Restoration Project - "The Classics"

(01/28/14 on Undercover Culture)

The Shanghai Restoration Project’s album “The Classics” features contemporary remakes of popular 1930s & 1940s Shanghai jazz songs. The album masterfully blends Chinese instruments with the western sounds of hip hop and electronica.

Breach - DJ Kicks Remix

(11/26/13 on !K7)

Breach is the house-focused pseudonym of the Bristol, England multi-instrumentalist Ben Westbeech. He first used this alter ego as a recording name a good six years after his own name graced the landmark opening release for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label. February 2013 brought an inventive and moody collaboration with the London-based trio Dark Sky. However, it was the more commercial approach of "Jack" — released the same year on San Francisco's Dirtybird Records — which secured Breach a U.K. Top Ten single placing.

Festivus 2 (Holiday Compilation)

(11/19/13 on Highline Records)

Winging its way to you just in time to chase away those bleak midwinter blues, this second compilation of Highline Records artists and friends features brilliant holiday tracks from indie rock legends Lilys, britpopper Dodgy, glitter-rockers Glam Chops (featuring Eddie Argos from Art Brut), Francis Macdonald of Teenage Fanclub, LA shoegazers Western Lows, and indiepop starlet Piney Gir. 

Also featured are the UK Folk duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, and therockabilly-noir stylings of Dennis Hopper Choppers, plus many more great songs to get you indie rocking around the Christmas tree.

John Talbot and Breach - "DJ Kicks Remix"

(10/29/13 on !K7)

Praised to be the “commercial mix of the year”, Barcelona-based musician John Talabot presents his voice in electronic music.

The Blues and Greys – Bright Lights

(10/15/13 on Wednesday Records)

"The Blues And Greys is an indie rock collective from Santa Barbara, California whose soaring tunes and expressive lyrics will surely garner a good deal of notice.

Fronted by the luminous vocal inflections of Lindsey Waldon, The Blues And Greys channel such classic acts as The Ocean Blue and The Cranberries, while maintaining their own unique visions with their phenomenally vibrant compositions.

Bright Lights EP is a stunning introduction, consisting of five gorgeous tracks that will make you want to take on the world on the large." -- Highwire Daze

VUM – Psychotropic Jukebox

(10/15/13 on SSP)

Psychotropic Jukebox is VUM's second full-length album.

"The LA trio’s fine-tuning of their noir-pop sound reaches new levels here."- Rebecca Davis, NYLON

"Excellent"- Henry Rollins, KCRW

“Minimal and elusive”- August Brown, LA Times

“[M]usic for people who see all too well in the dark”- Chris Ziegler, LA Weekly

Ranger – Songs for Leaving, Songs for Other Things

(10/15/13 self release)

Ranger is Nicole Vaughn, a multi-instrumental songwriter based in Los Angeles, California.

Writing her own songs for the better part of a decade, Nicole plays music that calls wallflowers out to the center of the dance floor, across the street to the bar for the after party, and on out of bed the next morning just in time for Sunday mass – in other words; her music moves people.

Close – Wallflower (single remix)

(10/15/13 on !K7)

Following stellar packages for "Beam Me Up" and "My Way," Will Saul's Close project maintains its excellent standards for remix curation on the album's third single, "Wallflower" (featuring vocals from Fink). This time around, remix duties are handled by Kyle Hall, Deetron, Huxley, and Quantum Entanglement.

Farewell Milwaukee – Can't Please You, Can't Please Me

(09/17/13 on Five Head)

Influenced by artists from the 60s and 70s, Farewell Milwaukee establishes a vibe of casual Americana rock from the first notes of its newest album.

Minus the Bear –
Acoustics II


(09/10/13 self release)

A follow-up to 2008’s “Acoustics”, “Acoustics II” features unplugged and deconstructed versions of a slew of some of the band’s classic experimental rock songs, as well as two new songs.

Little Scout –
Are You Life


(09/10/13 via SSP)

Australia’s Little Scout is back with their patented brand of infectious indie-pop this time with a bit more grit.

Don Cavalli –
Temperamental


(08/06/13 on Everloving)

Five years after the release of “Cryland,” French singer-songwriter Don Cavalli returns with a sophomore effort that KCRW lauds as “familiar, yet completely fresh at the same time.” Using his uncanny ability to blur the lines of genre, Cavalli creates a landscape of sound surreal and incomparable.

Eric & Magill –
Night Singers


(07/23/13 on Friendly Fire)

Some long distance relationships work better than others, and, in the case of the newest release from Eric & Magill (a.k.a Brooklyn-based Eric Osterman, and Ryan Weber, who currently lives in rural Kenya) it soars. With such a wide range of experience, “Night Singers” blends sounds both traditional and eclectic to create a unique brand of indie pop.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies –
White Teeth, Black Thoughts


(07/16/13 on Space Age Bachelor Pad Records)

They are back with a taste of the medicine that brought them fame and acclaim with Zoot Suit Riot. This record is a collection of songs penned about the Great Recession held together by swing's timeless beat.

 

 
DAG! RECORDS AND DELTA GROOVE ARTISTS AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING THROUGH SSP
 
 

DAG! Records is an independent label run by The Inner Banks' David Gould and Caroline Schutz.  David has scored films and other multi-media projects. Artist include The Inner Banks, Arliss Parker, The Bootleg Remedy and Folksongs For The Afterlife. (website)

Delta Groove
based out Van Nuys, California have been putting out quality Blues and Soul since 2004. Artists include Kirk Fletcher, Frank "Paris Slim", Lynwood Slim, Jackie Payne and Ana Popović. (website)

 
 
 
DIGITAL BOLEX WEBSITE VIDEO FEATURES HOLY FOLK HIT
 
 
Check out “A Moment Here” by Holy Folk in this video on the front page for Digital Bolex.  http://www.digitalbolex.com
 
 
 
POPMATTERS PREMIERES NEW FAREWELL MILWAUKEE VIDEO
 
 
Farewell Milwaukee: PopMatters premiered a video for 'Let Me Sleep Tonight' from the group's Can't Please You, Can't Please Me album this week. You can see it here!
 
 
 
VUM'S JENNIFER PEARL NAMED ONE OF LA WEEKLY'S 10 BEST LA SINGER-SONGWRITERS
 
Photo credit: Leonard Drorian
 
LA Weekly named Jennifer Pearl of VUM one of the "10 Best Young L.A. Singer-Songwriters".
 

"Jennifer Pearl's ghostly vocals echo with a Lynchian quality, adding texture to her band Vum's gothic-psychedelia. Her words, filled with paranoid existentialism, describe lush landscapes and mental breakdowns. Pearl embraces a form of minimalism in her vocal delivery, combining styles found in darkwave and proto-punk. It's deep, like a twisting L.A. noire mystery, and on a track like "Hall of Mirrors," downright spooky."

 -Art Tavana

Check out the complete article here.

 
 
 
BLANK TAPES SONG FEATURES IN INDIE FILM
 
 

Released on May 20 on iTunes and On Demand, the indie film “The Big Ask” features the song “Oh My Child” by The Blank Tapes. 

 
 
 
TRAPDOOR SOCIAL TRACK IN TIRE COMMERCIAL
 
 
Trapdoor Social's track 'Away' was featured in this great commercial for Discount Tire.
 
 
 
SSP GETTING TOP PLACEMENTS FOR ARTISTS
 
Some recent placements we've enjoyed here at Silver Side include:

TV promos: Mind Games and Castle (both ABC)

TV shows: Revenge (ABC), Parenthood (NBC)

Films:
Camp X-Ray and Starving In Suburbia (AKA 'Thinspiration') -- featuring Little Scout, The Autumn Film and Moda Spira’s cover of The National’s “Terrible Love” (complete music listing)

Commercials:
Dollar Shave Club, Budweiser, Ecco and more

 
 
 
SHANGHAI RESTORATION PROJECT ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY
 
 
The Shanghai Restoration Project, who tour China in May, was featured on Last Call With Carson Daly. Check out the interview here.
 
 
 
THE BLANK TAPES, DON GALLARDO, WONDER VILLAINS AND MORE SILVER SIDE ARTISTS AT SXSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
VUM NAMED TO LA WEEKLY'S LIST OF TOP 10 RISING FEMALE-FRONTED BANDS IN LOS ANGELES
 
Leonard Drorian photo
 

From LA Weekly:

3. Vum
Topanga Canyon 

"When Henry Rollins told us to listen to Vum, we listened totheir latest LP Psychotropic Jukebox, and then went back and listened to their trippy debut Night SunOn each song, Jennifer Pearl's ghostly vocals induce LCD-trips through echoing hills and lush terrain, a sound inspired by Krautrock and controlled psychedelia.

"On tracks like "Hall of Mirrors," gothic organs and echoing drums create a moody juxtaposition to L.A.'s sunny sensibility - hurling you down a giant rabbit hole of Lynchian imagery that includes mangled beauty queens and paranormal activity." 

 
 
DON GALLARDO'S "BLUEBIRD" GRACES ABC's NASHVILLE
 
 

Don Gallardo’s song "Bluebird" (featuring Jill Andrews) aired on the January 29 episode of ABC's NASHVILLE.

Also check out Don Gallardo’s new video for “Broken”.

 
 
 
THE SHANGHAI RESTORATION PROJECT OPEN UP ON NPR
 
Check out electronic music producer Dave Liang’s interview on NPR discussing the beautiful fusion that resulted in combining Chinese lyricism with American jazz in The Shanghai Restoration Project’s new album “The Classics”.

NPR Interview
 
 
"WHOO BOY" HITS LIZZIE BORDEN LIFETIME MOVIE
 
 
“Whoo Boy” by Sons of Jezebel is featured in the great American horror tale of Lizze Borden in the Lifetime movie “Lizzie Borden Took An Axe”, staring Christina Ricci. (LA Times Review)
 
 
LOOKING FEATURES CANDYLAND'S "LET'S GET WILD"
 

HBO’s newest series “Looking” featured Candyland’s “Let’s Get Wild” in the premiere episode.

Get on board with this critically acclaimed new show!

 
 
HOLY FOLK RANKED No. 2 ON LA WEEKLY LIST OF BANDS TO HIT BIG IN 2014
 
Holy Folk was ranked Number 2 on LA Weekly’s Top 10 list of LA bands to blow up in 2014.

Catch them in LA at the EchoPlex on Mon, Feb. 24.  And hear their song “Kind Hearts (Keep Giving)” in the “Brightest Star” film along with other SSP artists Anavan and Dead Models.


Kind Hearts (Keep Giving)
(Off the Heavy Hands EP)
 
 
 
HUFF POST CALLS OUT SSP BANDS IN BEST OF LA ARTICLE
 
 
excerpt by Art Tavana
Music Journalist
 
"Speaking of parking, Echo Park is still one of the only places in town where $2 can provide all-day parking near music venues like The Echo, where L.A.'s best local bands perform on a nightly basis, like the GROWLERS, who have spiraled out of Costa Mesa with a retro sound that's woozy, and loaded with enough reverb to send a drunken crowd into a dizzying tailspin of jamband fever. They might be from all over greater Los Angeles, but bands like the GROWLERS, ABIGAILS, and VUM are more Echo Park bands than anything else - embraced equally by the newly arrived hipsters and the vibrant Mexican-American community that gives Echo Park its soul."
 
Full article
 
 
VUM GETS NOD ON HENRY ROLLINS' DEC. LA TIMES PERSONAL PLAYLIST
 
The local Topanga Canyon duo Vum and their limited edition vinyl, “Night Sun”:

“It’s a guy and a girl, and they make this really low-key minimal music. I get so much stuff sent to me and a lot of it is, ya know, pretty bad. But this band immediately jumped out. One of the great things about the radio show is that you get to help some really good bands, when they’re basically running a record company out of their living room. So I’ve played them almost weekly on the radio.” - Read more
 
 
 

VANESSA CARLTON: NEW SONG AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING

 
 

Eleven years after the Billboard top-five hit "A Thousand Miles" made her a household name and garnered her a Grammy nomination, VANESSA CARLTON is back with a haunting rendition of the 1950s tune " I'll Wait for You".

Originally by Bernice Parks, Carlton and My Morning Jacket's Patrick Hallahan reinterpreted the ballad with a simple and emotionally wrought arrangement, captivating the listener from the very first notes.

The video for the cover premiered on Esquire.com on Oct. 29.



Check out Carlton's current tour dates. She's also hard at work on a new album for 2014.

 
 
NORDSTROM AD FEATURES CUTE DOGS, MODELS AND THE BLANK TAPES' "UH-OH"
 
 
Well you don’t get much cuter than this… Check out this spot featuring dogs and models for Nordstrom, featuring “Uh-Oh” by The Blank Tapes (props to our friends from Ghost Town who handle the recording, SSP on the publishing).
 
 
 
DON GALLARDO'S "BROKEN" ON SOUNDTRACK FOR JACKASS PRESENTS BAD GRANDPA
 
 
Hear Don’s song as Johnny Knoxville’s Bad Grandpa character discusses Johnny Cash and more.
 
 
THE BLANK TAPES ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY
 
 

Check out a live interview and taping of the band’s recent sold out Troubador show on NBC Thursday, 11/21/13 or online on the Carson Daly website after the show airs.

 
 

NEW MINUS THE BEAR ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING THROUGH SSP

 
 
With a fall U.S. tour fast approaching, indie rock band Minus The Bear released its second acoustic offering Sept. 10.

Appropriately titled “Acoustics II”, the album includes more unplugged versions of the band’s classic songs, as well as two new tracks written specifically for the new release.

Watch the video for the electric version of “Steel and Blood” from their 2012 album “Infinity Overhead”.
 
 
 
SILVER SIDE PRODUCTIONS WELCOMES THE LOVERS KEY, WONDER VILLIANS AND TRAPDOOR SPECIAL
 
 

SSP is excited to welcome several artists to our licensing representation roster:

The Lovers Key – With influences ranging from Brian Wilson’s layered compositions to Sarah Vaughan’s immense versatility, the duo describes itself as “a mix of retro-tinged pop and soul… [that] plays like a great big box of vintage records, well worn and a little ragged around the edges but full of warmth and heart.”

Check out a review and stream of their first single “Saturday Night” from QRO Magazine.

Wonder Villains – Described by Hotpress Music Magazine as “sparkly-eyed teen pop at its very best,” the Irish “anti-pop” quartet releases their new single “33” on September 9th. Watch the video for their last single, “TV”.



Trapdoor Social – Combining alt-pop with environmental activism, the Los Angeles-based duo debuted in 2012 with the six-song “Death Of A Friend” EP. Check out their fun video for their catchy and infectious song “Away”.

 
 
NEW FAREWELL MILWAUKEE ALBUM "CAN'T PLEASE ME, CAN'T PLEASE YOU" DROPS SEPT. 17
 
 

Check out the band's new video for the album. 

 
 
VUM VIDEO PREMIERE FOR "HALL OF MIRRORS"
 
 

SSP released emerging psychedelic act VUM’s new single “Hall Of Mirrors” and prepares for the album release, “Psychotropic Jukebox” dropping Oct. 15.

 
 
LITTLE SCOUT RELEASES SECOND ALBUM "ARE YOU LIFE" IN NORTH AMERICA THROUGH SSP
 
 

Via SSP, Little Scout released their sophomore album “Are You Life” on Sept. 10 in North America. On its list of 21 Australian Female Musicians You Should Know, Pigeons and Planes lauds the band’s “fluttering harmonies and insistent drums,” and says they “thunder through pop and rock elements with uncanny skill.”

Check out the video for the new single “March Over To Me

 
 

NEW LICENSING REPRESENTATION SIGNING:
CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES
NEW RECORD - 'WHITE TEETH, BLACK THOUGHTS' (JULY 16

 
 
White Teeth, Black Thoughts is the new double album from the Eugene, OR based band. Despite scoring a 2x RIAA platinum certified smash with 1999's cutting "Zoot Suit Riot," the Daddies hadn’t made another swing record, choosing instead to try their hand at Motown soul, R&B, psychedelia, funk, country and other world music.

Now they have circled back to the genre that put them on the map in the late nineties.  This is a jitterbug/jazz record of the finest order: a collection of songs penned as the Great Recession wreaked havoc upon the heartland, held together by swing's timeless beat.
 
 
EMI MEYER - “GALAXY'S SKIRT” (JUNE 25 via SSP)
 
 

The 26 year-old Kyoto, Japan-born and Seattle, WA raised indie/pop artist teams up with producer/songwriter David Ryan Harris on Galaxy's Skirt; the album features guest appearances by Brett Dennen, Priscilla Ahn, and an all-star cast of LA studio musicians including guitarist Michael Chaves (John Mayer), bassist Sean Hurley (Sheryl Crow), drummer Victor Indrizzo (Sheryl Crow), vocalist Wendy Wang (Priscilla Ahn), and pianist Zac Rae (Alanis Morissette).

 
 
HOLY FOLK'S NEW RECORD, "MOTIONING" BECOMING PRESS DARLING
 
 

To add to the train of great press for Holy Folk's new record, 'Motioning' here is an album premiere/writeup in USA TODAY.

"An appealing melange of pop songwriting styles."
-- USA Today

 
 
LA BAND HOLY FOLK PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “TIME LAPSE” ON KCRW MUSIC BLOG, MAY 14
 
 


Excerpted from KCRW Music Blog
(click to hear Time Lapse)


“I could’ve taken it easy, but shallow things please me. Get myself lost in the time lapse” ... Time Lapse lyrics

Time Lapse” documents that moment when you awaken from the depths of a dreamlike relationship and find yourself alone and a bit broken.  

The dream is over but the passage of time brings its own brand of salvation.  The melody sways and drifts, rises and glides down like the turns of the affair itself, until we reach the end and are returned to the present where everything is new.” -- Ryan George

The album “Motioning” will be out June 18 on Silver Side.

The band will be playing at The Echo Friday, May 17, and on June 20 at El Cid.

 
 
"TRACK YOUR BUD" SPOTS FEATURE THE BLUES AND GREYS TRACK, "NEW SHORES"
 
 
The Blues and Greys have hit beer's proverbial jackpot with their track "New Shores," which is now featured in several ad spots for Budweiser's "Track Your Bud" campaign.

First released as a single, January 13, 2013, the song combines vocals from Lindsey Waldon with guitars, bass and keyboards by Thom Flowers & Jonathan Miller, and drums by Austin Beede.

Stay tuned for the Santa Barbara-based band's upcoming debut EP, set for an October release. More info
 
 
BLANK TAPES TOUR AND RELEASE "VACATION"
 
 

Southern California (with former bay area roots) garage-y rockers The Blank Tapes have been road testing their new material out with Matt Costa and "just tour it up" fellow So. Cal’s Allah Las.

Check out their new release “Vacation,” and for those of you in SD, Santa Ana or LA, check out their record release shows. 

Stream “Holler Roller” on Paste or find more on their Facebook page.

 
 
 
LOST '70s TAPES FROM FUTURIST RODION G.A.
 
 

“Listening to Romanian artist Rodion Ladislau Roșca, bka Rodion G.A., is like hearing music beamed from the future.” 

For fans of Silver Apples, check out the psychedelic synthesizer tracks and get “otherworldly” through just the tunes.  “The Lost Tapes” out May 28 via Strut.

Read more and listen to “Cantec Fulgur”: click here

 
 

SSP LICENSES DON GALLARDO'S “DAYS LONG GONE” TO VAMPIRE DIARIES

 
 
Don Gallardo’s “Days Long Gone” played during a diner scene in The CW's Vampire Diaries recently ... Don’s music is finding its way to new fans.
 
 
NEW TRICKY / WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE IN MAY
 
 
Mark your calendars! May 28 will see an exciting new album from trip-hop pioneer Tricky“False Idols”, and also the release of the sophmore LP from Copenhagen’s When Saints Go Machine – “Infinity Pool”. 

For now you can stream Tricky’s “Nothing Changed” and check out the Pitchfork announcement

Or watch the kick ass video and song for “Love and Respect” by WSGM feat. Killer Mike and check out their teaser trailer for the new album on Fader.
 
 
 
THANKS FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SXSW
 
Silver Side Productions thanks both the artists who participated in the SSP showcase party at 311 Club -- Don Gallardo, David Berkeley, The Deer Tracks and A Boy and His Kite -- and other SSP artists and partner labels -- including The Blank Tapes, The Hounds Below, Cheers Elephant, Anticon (Baths, Why?) and Manimal Vinyl (Beliefs, Hott MT, Selebrities, Rush Midnight) -- who performed during another highly successful SXSW festival.
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto-based Beliefs "make dreampop for that moment just before the lights come up"... Lovers of My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Ride and slowdive ... can stream Beliefs' newly released self-titled album here. (available on Manimal)
 
 
 
New video from Shanghai Restoration Project -- two fiddles meet Chinese folk tune meet electronica -- Breakdance of Yao feat. Brittany Haas & Lily Henley
 
 
 
CHECK OUT SSP's LATEST NEW RELEASES
 
Canadian act Jets OverheadBoredom and Joy Remixed

Austrian electronic artist with Richard Dorfmeister (of Kruder & Dorfmeister fame), ToscaOdeon” (check out free download of “What If” as premiered on RollingStone.com or stream here)

Southern California garage-y rock pioneers doing things their way, The GrowlersHung At Heart

NY-based The Shanghai Restoration Project, “Pictures In Motion” (which pays tribute to early classic Chinese films – check out videos here).
 
 
MELBOURNE'S ME RELEASE ALBUM DEBUT
 
 

Melbourne four-piece ME will be releasing their debut album “Even The Odd Ones Out” on Lizard King Records on 25 February 2013. The glam pop metal pioneers have been causing a big fuss in the UK live circuit having played over a hundred shows already in 2012 and touring with the likes of Kasabian, Twin Atlantic and Panic! at the Disco, the latter tour seeing them play to 30,000 people in ten days.

Since April, ME have appeared on the bill of London¹s legendary Camden Crawl and Brighton¹s Great Escape Festival and have completed three more successful UK tours with King Charles, The Xcerts and Motion City Soundtrack, as well as a packed London headline show at The Sebright Arms.

Visit: http://www.metheband.com

 
 
INDIAN RED ON RADAR
 
 

This Melbourne Based band incorporates strong folk elements, boasting harmonies, in an electrified setting.

With touches of Jonathan Boulet, Local Natives and Philip Phillips this is one hot band to keep on your radar.

Visit: http://indianred.bandcamp.com

 
 
JETS OVERHEAD FANS' DESIRES IN 'WHAT YOU REALLY WANT' - PREMIERE
 
Canadian alt-rockers Jets Overhead put their fans first in the new video for "What You Really Want," a track from their record Boredom and Joy (on Microgroove Records). For it, the band created a website asking fans to share photos of themselves with their desires written on pieces of paper. The results, which you can see below, are worked into a gorgeous Big Apple love story. (Rolling Stone)
 
 
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SSP WELCOMES NEW LABELS & ARTIST

 
   
 
   
 
Get excited for new and awesome music. 

Silver Side Productions is pleased to welcome three new labels into the fold: LA-based, trendsetting Manimal Vinyl (they initially signed Warpaint and Bat for Lashes and are home to Papercranes, The Child, Young Girls, Chains Of Love), London-based Lizard King Records (out of the UK they released The Killers, Santigold, The Pierces and are home to new UK act, ME), and Canada’s Sparks Music (Papermaps, Brad Fillarte among many others).

Also joining SSP is Minneapolis-based indie hip hop talent powerhouse (and freestyle extraordinaire with a rich knowledge of history), Astronautalis.  Catch Astronaultalis on tour now.
 
 
 
 
  NOT COVER ART
   
EMI MEYER

Silver Side Productions released Emi Meyer’s “Galaxy’s Skirt” single Dec. 4. 

Visit Emi's Facebook page or check out here newly released video for "Galaxy's Skirt" on YouTube.

Shot in collaboration with Canon and the company's new EOS C500 4HD camera, the video was filmed on rooftops in Tokyo, Japan and in Nasu Forest.
 
 
 
LATIFAH PHILLIPS

Latifah Phillips of The Autumn Film makes some damn sweet music.

She co-produced A Boy and His Kite’s debut album and has some awesome duets with Dave from A Boy and  His Kite, including this brand new track “Keep You Safe”, now available on iTunes.
 
 
 
DON GALLARDO FEATURED IN SESAC ARTICLE

Americana, indie folk Troubador Don Gallardo, now based in Nashville, is featured in SESAC’s Fall 2012 magazine.

 
 
THE SHANGHAI RESTORATION PROJECT

Check out this beautiful song and video of “In A Faraway Place feat. Mimi Yu” by The Shanghai Restoration Project which now has over 10,000 views (and counting).
 
 
MY EDUCATION ALBUM HITS STORES

My Education released their album "A Drink For All My Friends" Nov. 27. Check it out and reference their Facebook page for info about their release show in Austin, Friday, Nov. 30.
 
 
 
A BOY AND HIS KITE

Twilight "Breaking Dawn Pt. 2" remains the No. 1 film at the box office and the soundtrack continues to sell well (No. 1 on Top Rock Albums).

So check out the contribution from A Boy and His Kite if you haven't yet ... and his self-titled album (iTunes | Amazon).

Also coming very soon is a new track, "Keep You Safe" with Latifah Phillips of The Autumn Film. Stay tuned.
 
 
 
iHEARTSTEREO RELEASES "GOOD LIFE" VID

"Feels like a birthday party everywhere we go / keeping you addicted to our electronic soul"

iHEARTStereo's first single, "Good Life" off their debut album, is now available at all digital outlets.

Multiple reconstructions of the single have been delivered by Billy Van, Kreap, Candy Kidz, MssngMrblz, Morlack, and Tad Wily, and will be available commercially concurrently with the single.
 
 
SSP ARTIST/TRACK INCLUDED ON TWILIGHT FINALE

A Silver Side artist/track has been selected for inclusion in the last installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2.

Cover Your Tracks, by A Boy and His Kite -- the new project fronted by Dave Wilton -- is one of 14 tracks selected for the movie's soundtrack, a list which includes the likes of Green Day, Feist, St. Vincent and Ellie Goulding.

For the complete list read the Yahoo Movies exclusive.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 soundtrack album will be released on November 13, with the movie arriving in theaters three days later on the 16th. Also stay tuned for A Boy and His Kite's debut album.

 
JETS OVERHEAD'S "BEACH DREAM" GRACES
CLINT EASTWOOD'S "TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE"


"Beach Dream" (to listen, click here) -- off of Jets Overhead's new album Boredom and Joy -- can be heard in Clint Eastwood's new film, "Trouble With the Curve".

This Canadian rock act -- hailing from Victoria, British Columbia -- will be following up their album with a release of remixes of the first single, the title track, for your grooving pleasure.

Here is singer Antonia Freybe-Smith's take on the “Beach Dream” track.

"Our home, Vancouver Island, is very beach-y. Beaches are important: the shape, smell, landmarks of certain beaches are locked into our brains and hearts. There’s the beach you go to when you want to party, there’s the beach you go to when you’re falling in love or out of love, there’s the beach you go to when everything’s going wrong and you need to be by yourself and try and figure out why."

"Beach Dream was formed in a delicious “Oh ya!” moment when we combined two different song chunks we were working on as a band. One of the chunks sprung from a particular special evening. That night, we decided to swap instruments to see what would happen. Little known fact: Piers Henwood can hold his own behind the drumkit."

"I have a neat memory of one of our last nights in New York: Recording tambourine on Beach Dream as we sip sparkling wine while sweating and dancing around in a little overheated iso room at Flux Studios on the Lower East Side…The sky, a dark electric blue beaming through the window as the winter evening sets in."
 
 
 
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR - DJ KICKS
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On October 30, Hercules and Love Affair will release their contribution to !K7's DJ-Kicks mix series. Of the 14 tracks, it features a new Hercules track, "Release Me".

The set touches on the influences of the group's leader, Andy Butler, "from proto house, through New York's golden years in the 90s, to Chicago jack tracks and modern takes on house music's halcyon days," according to a press release.

We are excited to work this music through !K7 Label Group.

 
 
 

LITTLE SCOUT
littlescoutmusic.com

This indie/ dream pop band from Brisbane, Australia recently dropped the their new single “Go Quietly” and are currently in the studio working on the album.

Recent placements include LA Complex on the CW, Awkward on MTV... to name a few. Check out the SSP YouTube page. 

And the band do more than just play music ... they've created a ‘zine of recipes, including a cocktail drink mix... check out that drink here: http://thethousands.com.au/brisbane/read/little-scouts-scout-cooking/

The band's debut album, Take Your Light was released in August 2011 to critical acclaim.

 
 
FOUND IN TRANSLATION
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A collection of classic Japanese songs reinterpreted by Western artists, this is the first project in this collection and focuses on the works of Kazuo Zaitsu, an iconic singer and composer who has captivated Japanese audiences since the 1970s.

The first EP is five tracks of rewritten/reenvisioned English versions of Kazuo Zaitsu’s music, while still keeping the spirit of the original Japanese songs. It is produced by The Shanghai Restoration Project’s Dave Liang and features the artists Emi Meyer, Shayna Steele, Abigail Washburn, Lily Henley, and Fraser Anderson.

Check out the project here: http://foundintranslation.fm/about.html
 
 

TAYLOR THRASH
taylorthrash.com

Silver Side Productions is thrilled to announce our first release through our Digital Distribution arm! TAYLOR THRASH, from Dallas, Texas, is an upcoming singer/songwriter whose music can best be described as “Power Pop”.

He released his first EP in March of 2012.

Taylor has shared the stage with All Time Low, The Ready Set, Skrillex, Travis McCoy, Forever The Sickest Kids, Shwayze, The Scene Aesthetic, The Secret Handshake, Set Your Goals, I See Stars, This Providence, and many more.

We are releasing his first full length album, Step Forward on August 21.

 
 

SAINT MOTEL
saintmotel.com/   

The indie-pop LA based quartet’s new album “Voyeur” is getting some airplay in Los Angeles by KCRW and is also being featured online in their Album Preview Series.

The music program says, (on the release of their debut full-length album) ...

They have attacked it with gusto, adding dynamic touches to their rock-solid core of songwriting: percolating keyboard lines, grand piano gestures, wacky big-band samples, fiery horn sections, etc.  Songs like “Benny Goodman” and “Puzzle Pieces” chug along on the strength of their catchy riffs, but linger in the mind’s ear and warrant repeat listens due to smart arrangements and the alchemy of fun-loving pop music at its most pleasurable.

 
 

Photek has dropped a new EP (July 31) featuring his new single from DJ Kicks.

It's entitled Levitation Remix EP and features several remixes of the tune "Levitation".

The Souljazz Orchestra
, Canada's hardest-working super-group, have been perfecting their signature sound for over a decade now: a percussive explosion of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean rhythms, driven by majestic horn-drenched melodies, all backed by an arsenal of overheated primitive keyboards. The new record, Solidarity, will be coming out on September 12.
(STRUT) Watch and listen to the first single, “Ya BastaHERE.

 
 

THE DEADLY SYNDROME
thedeadlysyndrome.com

The first single, “Spirit Of The Stairs” from The Deadly Syndrome’s forthcoming album, All In Time has just been released to the airwaves and the blogosphere.

Get your fix by streaming this and their lead track from the new release here.

 
 

THE BLANK TAPES
theblanktapes.com

Remember cassettes?  This may surprise some of you, but there is a niche and select audience who still consume this format. The Fullerton, CA based Burger Records specializes in releasing albums on cassette and vinyl. Purchase your own cassette of The Blank Tapes – “Sun’s Too Bright” (rel. May 22, 2012) and check out their underwater video of “A’Bergine”.

Matt of The Blank Tapes continues to globe trot and is currently touring Europe before hitting the East Coast in later June ... then back to Southern California for more shows.

 

THE DEER TRACKS
thedeertracksmusic.com

Swedish electronic/Indie duo The Deer Tracks release a new single, “W” in June, from their forthcoming album,  “The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3” (No need to go to the movies, just check out The Deer Tracks for your trilogy fix!). 

Catch them on their tour of North America in June:


NORTH AMERICAN
TOUR JUNE 2012:

3: San Diego @ Casbah
5: Los Angeles @ Bootleg
6: San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill
8: Portland @ Mississippi Studios
9: Vancouver @ Media Club
10: Seattle @ Sunset
13: Minneapolis @ 7th St
14: Chicago @ Shuba's
16: Toronto @ The Rivoli
17: Montreal @ Il Motore
19: Cambridge @ TT the Bears
20: New York @ Piano's
21: Brooklyn @ Glasslands
22: Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda's
23: Baltimore @ Metro Gallery

 
 

WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR NEW SONG (!K7)

From our partners at !K7,  When Saints Go Machine are hard at work on their second record and "Mannequin" is the first new piece of music to surface. The video, which matches the song's tone with beautifully unsettling animation, premiered this week on Stereogum. Watch the video for "Mannequin" HERE.

 

Canadian rock act Jets Overhead have a brand new single - title track "Boredom and Joy".  Their 2009 “No Nations” album brought them to major festivals, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and the World Expo in Shanghai, and landed some key synchs. Stream the new song on their website and get excited about the new album release, set for June 12.

 
 

SSP AT COACHELLA 2012


The Growlers (forthcoming album produced by Dan Aurbach of The Black Keys) and SSP’s Jim Ward (solo artist and front man for Sparta and Sleepercar) who’s back with At The Drive-In (along with former mates who went on to form The Mars Volta) are making the fans go nuts on the Sunday line-up. It’s a big year for both The Growlers and Jim Ward.
 
 
UPCOMING RELEASES
Unfuckwithable - Mojave Lords

Red Bird - Jesse Roper

Water Dreams - Robin Bacior

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Midlake:
Trials of Van Occupanther

(07/25/06 on Bella Union/ATO Records)

2006 marked the release of Midlake's pivotal sophomoric "Trials of Van Occupanther" album, described by critics as being a standout record which graciously acknowledges influences like Fleetwood Mac, ELO, and Neil Young.

The Dallas-based folk-rock band conceptualizes the tribulations of a fictitious character through eleven emotionally engaging tracks.

"As is the case with many of the tunes here, Midlake excels at carefully adorning their songs with just enough extras — a synth here, a piano there, a string section peeking through — to make the songs extraordinary."

Peter Funk,
Pop Matters


Standout tracks include Roscoe, Head Home and .

 
 


The Donnas
I HEART Stereo
Jim Ward
Pierre de Reeder
Mike Bloom
Nik Freitas
Timmy Curran
The Boat People
Piney Gir
Indian Red


Astronautalis
Jets Overhead
Tandemoro
The Deadly Syndrome
The Heligoats
Zion I

The Blank Tapes
Holy Folk
VUM


Viva City
The Shanghai Restoration Project
Never Shout Never
Digitialism
exlovers
I Was Totally Destroying It
Little Scout
A Boy and His Kite
The Lovers Key


Tricky
My Education
Taylor Thrash
Tim Halperin
Yael Meyer
Wonder Villians
The Autumn Film
Minus the Bears

The Blues and Greys