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The Apples In Stereo on Colbert Report

The Apples In Stereo finished up their tour recently with a stop at The Colbert Report… again. Apparently host Stephen Colbert is a big fan (or maybe it’s due to the sweet ode “Stephen, Stephen” that Apples frontman Robert Schneider played the last time he was there). Either way, Mr. Schneider and the rest of his Apples turned out an excellent performance of the track “Can You Feel It?” which you can view here. Be sure to check out all of The Apples In Stereo’s discography, as well as Marbles (Robert’s other project) in HANK™ today.

Chris Bathgate Joins Starbucks/iTunes In Global Domination Plot

It seems that troubadour Chris Bathgate (Quite Scientific) will be bringing his breathtaking brand of indie folk-rock to…well, everywhere. Starbucks and iTunes have selected the Chris Bathgate song “Yes, I’m Cold” to be the Starbucks Free Pick of the Week on iTunes… quite a feat for such an indie artist, as previous picks have included such industry heavyweights as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Adele, My Morning Jacket and Sia. The popular java chain will be giving away the free download cards over the next week at all of it’s 7000+ stores across the planet, bringing Chris Bathgate closer to lifelong goal of world domination. Check out all of Chris Bathgate’s music at

Dr. Dog – "America's Next Great Band"

Dr. Dog are quite the busy boys these days. They stopped by Late Night with Conan O’Brien last night to wow the crowd with The Old Days from the very anticipated Fate (Park The Van). Check out the performance here. They will also be stopping by Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW on August 8th to play a 30 min. set. They were Band of the Day on yesterday too. The buzz is definitely ear-ringing about Fate which officially drops on Tuesday, but why wait? Dr. Dog’s Fate is available today for your next project in HANK™. Look below to see what the press is saying about our beloved Dr. Dog:

“America’s next great band” - Relix Magazine

“93%” - Filter Magazine

“a stunning addition to the groups impeccable groove-oriented stockpile” - Alternative Press

“so instantly pleasing” - Paste Magazine

“mining the burn-out melancholia of late Beatles and then distilling it to perfection” - Under the Radar

“their psychedelic pop hops onto your lap like a puppy–frisky, desperate to be liked, and pretty entertaining - Blender

“Philly misfits offer a wickedly soulful meditation on FATE” - Esquire

XLR8R Sheds Love on Hank™ Artists in New Issue

Have you picked up the June/July issue of XLR8R yet? Well if you haven’t yet, you might want to get on that, as the latest issue is jam-packed with goodness from many HANK™ artists. You can catch up on tour with hot Hip Hop artist The Grouch, who is one part to the Hip Hop powerhouse known as The Living Legends. The latest releases from both these artists (Legendary Music) are now available in HANK™

You can also get some handy recording tips from Nortec Collective’s Bostich & Fussible for the next time your ready to mic up that accordion. Be sure to check out their newest release, Tijuana Sound Machine (Nacional Records), today in HANK™

Also get to know and learn fun facts about DJ Collage (Third Side Publishing) and Osborne (Ghostly International). Pick up the latest XLR8R today at a bookstore near you, or if you just can’t find the time to get out of the office, you can download a PDF of the issue here.

Ghostly International, Toyota, and [adult swim] Team With Free MP3 Compilation

Ann Arbor, MI based avant-pop indie label Ghostly International has teamed up with two venerable brands, Toyota and Turner Broadcasting to release a free 19 song compilation available now on the [adult swim] site. All the songs on the compilation are brand new and feature artists such as new signings The Chap and Michna, stalwarts Ben Benjamin, Matthew Dear and Dabrye, and new friends Milosh and School of Seven Bells. Ghostly retains the recording and publishing rights to the music, and may choose to give it a physical release once Adult Swim’s two month exclusive is up. This compilation follows in a line of collaborations between [adult swim] and Definitive Jux and Stones Throw. “We’re quite excited about collaborations such as this,” said Ghostly Director of Publishing and Licensing, Jeremy Peters. “Partnering up with brands to release great new music in interesting ways, be it with a compilation like this, providing the soundtrack for a product release, or using our depth of catalog to provide the ambience for a film, a whole series worth of television, or video game is something we not only are willing, but are quite excited to do.” Go and download the free album here, and it’s available for license on you next project on HANK™ too!

Ten Music signs Last Gang Records


Fresh from SXSW, Ten Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Record Label Last Gang from Toronto, Canada.

Last Gang Records is a Canadian based record label formed by music industry attorney Chris Taylor. Since its formation in the fall of 2002, Last Gang has released recordings by Boys Noize, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, the now defunct Death From Above 1979, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Metric, Mother Mother, The New Pornographers, Tiga, and local wunderkind Producers MSTRKRFT (pic above).

Watch for all of Last Gang‘s music, available soon on HANK™

SXSW Keynote Speaker Lou Reed Loves Dr. Dog

If you made it down to SXSW this year, you may have caught the tribute to this years keynote speaker Lou Reed. You may have also caught the interview which you can check out in it’s entirety here. When Lou was asked out of 1500+ bands playing the festival who was his favorite, he had but one response: Dr. Dog! Give it up for our boys from West Philly and check one of the many articles about his response here .

Hanes spot makes Adweek "Spot of the Day"

Hanes - Adweek Spot of the Day
Really fun spot. We wrote a big beat track to act as the soundtrack to the “No Wedgie” spot for Hanes. We sent the client to set with the track to give Sarah Chalke the inspiration to “channel Lucille Ball” as one review stated.

Dangerbird Records Nominated For Alternative Label of the Year!


Big love to our friends over at Dangerbird Records – they were just nominated by R&R for Alternative Label of the Year. Standing in company with the other nominees such as Sub Pop and Astralwerks is something we are all very proud of! To see the entire list of awards and nominees look here.

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