Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Glassnote Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2011!

It's that time again! As 2011 comes to a close, Glassnote reflects on our favorite artists/releases of the year. Check out our picks:

The Black Keys - El Camino
Taylor Swift - Speak Now (2010)
The Band Perry - The Band Perry (2010)
Childish Gambino "Heartbeat" Treasure Fingers remix
Azealia Banks
Drake - Take Care
Oberhofer "Gotta GO" 7inch single
Dawes - Nothing is Wrong
GIVERS "Ceiling of Plankton" on Radio1

Honorable mention: "Revenge" TV Show

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Adele- 21
Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne
Black Keys - El Camino
Neon Indian - Era Extrana
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantacy
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
Drake - Thank Me Later
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
The Rapture- In The Grace of Your Love

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
M83 - Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
Kurt Vile - A Smoke Ring For My Halo
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Future Islands - In Evening Air
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Real Estate - Days
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Beirut - Rip Tide
The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme - (Came out last year, but was the soundtrack to every plane ride I took this year and I really fell in love with it this year)

Honorable Mentions:
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Neon Indian – Era Extrana
Black Keys –El Camino
Kanye West and Jay-Z – Watch The Throne

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Panda Bear - Tomboy
James Blake - James Blake
M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
Feist - Metals
Metronomy - The English Riviera
Beirut - The Rip Tide
The Beach Boys - SMiLE
The Antlers - Burst Apart

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
M83 -Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Little Dragon -Ritual Union
Neon Indian - Era Extrana
Hooray for Earth - True Loves
Beirut -The Flying Club Cup
Black Keys - El Camino
Mates of State - Mountaintops
Bon Iver -Bon Iver
Adele - 21

Kanye West & Jay Z - Watch The Throne
Black Keys - El Camino
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Wild Flag - Wild Flag
Friends - Friend Crush (single)
Nirvana - Live At The Paramount
J. Mascis - Several Shades of Why
GIVERS - In Light
Childish Gambino - Camp
Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High EP

Honorable mention: Wugazi - 13 Chambers

The Bloody Hollies – Yours Until The Bitter End
The Fling – When the Madhouses Appear
Seether - Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
Anthrax - Worship Music
The Dear Hunter – The Color Spectrum
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Tapes N’ Tapes – Outside
Eulogies – Here Anonymous
Wilco – The Whole Love
Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See

Honorable Mention: The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

Get Closer - Keith Urban
Speak Now - Taylor Swift
In Light - GIVERS
Camp - Childish Gambino
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Kill Joys - My Chemical Romance
My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
Doo-Wops & Hooligsns - Bruno Mars

The Kills - Blood Pressures
Hella - Tripper
St Vincent - Strange Mercy
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
Gypsyblood - Cold in the Guestway
Russian Circles - Empros
Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
Cage The Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday
My Morning Jacket - Circuital

Honorable Mentions:
White Denim - D
ME & LP - Chez Raymond
Zechs Marquise - Getting Paid

21 - Adele
Watch The Throne - Jay Z & Kanye West
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
In Light - GIVERS
The Rip Tide - Beirut
Days - Real Estate
Camp - Childish Gambino
Era Extrana - Neon Indian

Strange Mercy - St. vincent
Metals - Feist
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Watch the Throne - Jay Z & Kanye
King of Limbs - Radiohead
In Light - GIVERS
Hurry Up We're Dreaming - m83
The Whole Love - Wilco
Camp - Childish Gambino
The Rip Tide - Beirut

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vote for Two Door Cinema Club!

Two Door Cinema Club has been nominated as one of the Best MTV Live Performances of 2011! Vote here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Childish Gambino Tour Dates!

December 31: South Lake Tahoe, UT - Snowglobe Music Festival

March 16: Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle

March 17: Richmond, VA - The National

March 21: Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

March 24: Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy

March 25: Montreal, QC - Metropolis

March 27: Detroit, MI - The Fillmore

March 29: Minneapolkis, MN - Epic

March 30: Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

April 2: Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa Main Lounge

April 3: Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club

April 5: Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre

April 6: Houston, TX - House of Blues

April 7: Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom

April 10: Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre

April 11: Phoenix, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale

April 17: Reno, NV - Knitting Factory Concert House

April 18: Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades

April 19: Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mumford & Sons Nominated for four Grammys!

Congratulations to Mumford & Sons! They have just been nominated for 4 Grammy's, including Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year! Check out the full list of nominees here, and be sure to tune in on February 12 at 8/7c on CBS.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our visit to the Guggenheim!

Last week the Glassnote Team took a trip to the Guggenheim to see the exhibit Maurizio Cattelan: All. The exhibit is a comprehensive look at Cattelan's work from 1989, all intricately displayed suspended from the top of the Guggenheim's rotunda. It is truly unlike anything you have seen before. The exhibit includes replica dinasour skeletons, tax ederimy horses, the largest foosball table any of us have ever seen, and many scultpures of Cattelan himself. Check out some photos from our visit below.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Childish Gambino's Camp released Today!

Today is the day! Childish Gambino's new release "Camp" is now available in the US and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Billboard's FutureSound Conference

Daniel will be speaking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference taking place in San Francisco, CA on November 17th & 18th. Sign up here and use the code DGPC11 to save $100 on registration.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Daniel's trip to Paris

Last week Daniel made a trip to Paris to see GIVERS play Les InRocks Festival alongside Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Miles Kane, Yuck, and more. While there he also got a chance to catch up with Phoenix and our friends at Cooperative Music; check out the pictures below!

Daniel and Phoenix

Daniel with our Cooperative Music family

Joined by Tiff from GIVERS

GIVERS performs at Les InRocks Festival

A Two Door Cinema Club film is screened between sets

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Halloween from Glassnote!

We hope everyone had an exciting Halloween! We celebrated with an office full of treats & a Childish Gambino concert! Everyone at Glassnote transformed into Zombie Campers & went down to the Brooklyn Bowl for a fun night of bowling and an awesome Childish Gambino performance. What a great night!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pre-order Camp on iTunes!

Chidlish Gambino's new album "Camp" comes out on November 15th! Click here to pre-order it on iTunes

Monday, October 31, 2011

Intern Update #3

Things still show no sign of slowing down here at Glassnote. CMJ included performances from GIVERS at Terminal 5 with Portugal. The Man and Alberta Cross, Brooklyn Bowl with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Gotye, the Soho house, a special radio performance for KEXP at the Ace Hotel, and another for AOL Sessions. Members of the Glassnote team also spoke on various panels, like Jenna's "Making Free Music Pay" and Alex's "New World of PR". There was also Daniel's Keynote speech with Matt Pinfield, in addition to his presentation to the Sony lifestyle reps which included surprise visits from Oberhofer and Thomas Mars from Phoenix. We celebrated the whole thing with a party at Yotel sponsored by Red Bull, Bushwicks, and Zico; check out the pictures here!

In the midst of all this, we have also been preparing for the release of Childish Gambino's debut album "Camp," coming out November 15 (less than a month)! We have received all of our promotional materials for the release - posters, stickers, AND chapstick, so be sure to be on the lookout for our Sony lifestyle reps. We're excited to have him in New York in the next month; he's currently out on the Sign Up Tour, which is hitting various cities in the US. If you can't catch him there you can tune in to his performances on Jimmy Fallon on November 4th or Conan O'Brien on November 15.

Mumford & Sons are currently on our side of the pond for Neil Young's 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit concert last weekend, as well as a few Canadian dates. Daniel and Marisa just got back from the show in Toronto where they watched the band peform to a crowd of over 20,000.

Many of our artists are hard at work on new material, meaning the next few months will continue to be packed full. Oberhofer, Temper Trap, Phoenix, and Two Door Cinema Club will all have busy 2012's. We have also recently received new tracks from Royal Bangs, which are getting us excited for things to come. In the meantime, make sure to catch them on their US tour with We Were Promised Jetpacks and Bear Hands. If you're in Europe, fear not! GIVERS will be there throughout the entire month of November.

Things we're looking forward to in November:

11/4 - Childish Gambino on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
11/4 - Childish Gambino at Terminal 5
11/15 - “Camp” is released
11/15 - Childish Gambino on Conan O’Brien

11/1 - The Beach Boys - Smile Sessions
- Idle Warship - Habits of the Heart
- Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu
- The Deer Hunter - The Color Spectrum
- The Decemberists - Long Live the King
- They Might Be Giants - Album Raises New and Troubling Questions
- Wale - Ambition
- Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
11/7 - Sigur Ros - INNI
11/8 - Zambri - Glossolalia
11/11 - Small Black - Moon Killer
- Caveman - Coco Beware
- REM - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage
- Tegan and Sara - Get Along
11/21 - Rihanna - Talk That Talk
- Yelawolf - Radioactive
- Lady Gaga - Born This Way Remixes
11/22 - Common - The Dream, the Believer
- Neutral Milk Hotel - Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set
11/25 - Boris - New Album

11/1 - Le Butcherettes with The Black Belles at the Santos Party House
11/2 - Colour Revolt with Mean Creek and Empires at Knitting Factory
- Caveman at Brooklyn Bowl
11/3 - Frank Turner with Andrew Jackson Jihad, Into It. Over It. at Bowery Ballroom
- St. Vincent at Webster Hall
- Zambri with Brahms, Beige, and Maribu Stork at Glasslands Gallery
11/4 - Childish Gambino at Terminal 5
11/8 - The Bled with Sainthood Reps and NGHBRS at Knitting Factory
11/14 - Fucked Up with Titus Andronicus at Le Poisson Rouge
- Russian Circles with Deaf Heaven at Bowery Ballroom
11/16 - Das Racist at Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/23 - Real Estate with Big Troubles at Bowery Ballroom
- Thursday, Zechs Marquise, Native, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster at Irving Plaza
11/27 and 11/28 - Brand New at Paramount Theater

NYC Events
Nov 6 - ING New York City Marathon
Nov 9 - 13 NYC Comedy Week
Nov 10-12 - The New York Chocolate Show
11/30 - Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefellar Center

Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month
11/3 - Sandwich Day
11/6 - Daylight Saving Time ends
11/8 - Election Day
11/11 - Veterans day / Ultimate wish day
11/15 - Clean Your Refrigerator Day
11/22 - Start Your Own Country Day
11/24 - Thanksgiving
11/25 - Black Friday
11/29 - Square Dance Day

PS22 Chorus performs GIVERS' "Up Up Up"

The PS22 Chorus of 2012 has crafted a great cover of GIVERS' "Up Up Up"! Check out the performance:

Premiere of Childish Gambino's video for "Bonfire" gives us the world premiere of Childish Gambino's video for "Bonfire"!

Childish Gambino Secret Show Tonight

The details of Childish Gambino's secret show tonight have been announced! If you're in NYC, head to the Brooklyn Bowl by 6pm to get your tickets first come first serve. More details here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Glassnote CMJ Afterparty!

To celebrate a successful run at CMJ, after GIVERS' show at Terminal 5 with Alberta Cross and Portugal. The Man everyone headed over to Yotel and danced into the early morning to DJs Sean Glass and Amber of Dirty Projectors. Thanks to Redbull, Zico, and Bushwicks for providing drinks and to Rony's photo booth for capturing the night! Check out pictures of Daniel, Oberhofer, Cara Salimando, Sean Glass, Amber Coffman, the Glassnote crew & friends below. For more photos from our party click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Today at CMJ, Glassnote trekked out to the Ace Hotel to see GIVERS perform "Saw You First" live on-air for KEXP!

Daniel's Sony College Rep. presentation

CMJ week is in full swing! One of the many stops on Glassnote's schedule was Daniel's presentation to the Sony College Representatives yesterday afternoon, where he spoke about his career, the past year at Glassnote, and the value the company places on the reps. Afterwards two special guests, our newest artist Oberhofer and Thomas Mars of Phoenix, stopped by as a surprise! Check out some pictures below:

Daniel giving his speech

Daniel and Brad Oberhofer with the reps

Daniel and Thomas Mars of Phoenix

Stay tuned for more updates from Glassnote's CMJ events!

Monday, October 10, 2011

GIVERS "In Light" released in UK/Europe

GIVERS "In Light" is being released today in the UK through Island Records, and throughout Europe this week with Cooperative Music!

Two Door Cinema Club on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight at 12/11 c to watch Two Door Cinema Club perform on the outdoor stage!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Daniel's trip to Memphis

Last weekend Daniel took a trip down to Memphis to meet up with GIVERS at The Recording Academy and present as the keynote speaker at the GRAMMY GPS: A Road Map For Today's Music Biz event. The presentation included a look at the rise of two Glassnote artists, Mumford & Sons and GIVERS as well as an overview to the team approach Glassnote takes at supporting their artists.
While they were in town Daniel & GIVERS visited Graceland.
Here are some photos from his trip and a brief video of his presentation.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Intern Update #2

Hey everybody, Sara and Claire here for round 2 of intern updates. A lot has happened since we last blogged; Glassnote has signed two new artists, Oberhofer and Childish Gambino, brought on two new members of the team, Marc Nicolas and Michael Starr, and gained a new intern, Neha!

In addition to learning how to work hard for the members of our ever-expanding family, we have also had very cool opportunities to see our artists in their element. Oberhofer played two amazing, high-energy shows at the Mercury Lounge Spotify event and at the Music Hall of Williamsburg's 4-Year Anniversary show. The band's talent seems completely effortless, they are able to thrash about wildly without missing a beat. Since the shows, the band has been hard at work in the studio writing their new album. They have an old-school, 50s/60s kind of vibe that's somehow infused with punk and surf, and we're excited for it to drop in 2012!

Two Door Cinema Club came through New York recently to play two shows as well, one for MTV Hive at the Studio at Webster Hall, and one at Terminal 5. Both sold out and the crowds were fantastic and full of die-hards. We also got to accompany the Glassnote team to a special Two Door acoustic session and interview. It was interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at all of the work that goes into these things and very cool to watch a semi-private performance.

We have enjoyed seeing the interest in GIVERS continue to build as they prepare for their fall tour, and we loved watching their performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday! We're especially excited to catch up with them in person when they come through New York in October for their show with Portugal. The Man, as well as Royal Bangs who are fresh off their European tour with White Denim and embarking on another with Bear Hands and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

Donald Glover was in town a couple of weeks ago to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. Drew accompanied him on a very rainy day to film a couple Childish Gambino interviews and exclusive performances over at VEVO, Baeble, AOL and Rolling Stone . We also got to hear a few new tracks and trust us, they are SICK. We can't wait to watch everyone's reactions when Camp is released, though the amount of hype we're seeing now is already overwhelming. He’ll be back in town in about 6 weeks for their sold-out show at Terminal 5, going to be such a fun time!

These are big times for Glassnote and we have been learning so much just by watching it all unfold. It is a beautiful era to be here.

Things we are looking forward to in October:

Oct 20: GIVERS at Terminal 5
Oct 30: Royal Bangs at Webster Hall

Oct 4: The Horrors at Webster Hall
Oct 5: Fang Island at Glasslands Gallery
Oct 8: Eula at the Gutter
Oct 16: Thrice, O’Brother, Moving Mountains La Dispute at Irving Plaza
Oct 18-22: CMJ!!!!
(we won’t even list all the shows: CMJ:, My Free Concert:
Oct 18: Smashing Pumpkins at Terminal 5
Oct 19: The Wombats and the Static Jacks at Webster Hall
Oct 19: OFWGKTA at Terminal 5
Oct 20: GIVERS and Portugal. The Man at Terminal 5!!!!!!
Oct 20: Snowmine at Pianos
Oct 22: Free Energy, Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 25: Circa Survive and Maps & Atlases at Crazy Donkey
Oct 27: Eula, Delta Hotel at Death By Audio
Oct 29-31: The Black Angels at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 29: Tera Melos and Melt Banana at Santos Party House
Oct 30: Royal Bangs with We Were Promised Jetpacks and Bear Hands!!!! at Webster Hall
Oct 30: Sufjan Stevens at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Oct 31: Yukon Blonde at the Rock Shop

Oct 4: Feist - Metals
Jack’s Mannequin - People & Things
Mutemath - Odd Soul
The Misfits - The Devil’s Rain
Oct 11: Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Radiohead TKOL Remix
Bjork - Biophilia
ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends
Oct 18: Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
Real Estate - Days
Oct 25: Deer Tick - Divine Providence
Tom Waits- Bad As Me
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco
Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics
Oct 31: Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu

Oct. 7: The Ides of March starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Paul Giamatti
Oct 7: The Human Centipede II starring Ashlyn Yennie and Lauerence R. Harvey
Oct 14: Footloose starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid

NYC Events:
Oct 8: Independent Label Market:
Oct 18-22: CMJ
Oct 31: NYC Village Halloween Parade

Oct 7: Yom Kippur
Oct 10: Columbus Day
Oct 18: No Beard Day
Oct 25: Punk For a Day Day
Oct 31: Halloween

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Bonfire" on iTunes!

"Bonfire," the first single off Childish Gambino's upcoming release Camp, is now available on iTunes!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Childish Gambino new track "Bonfire"

Childish Gambino's first single from his upcoming release Camp is now available to stream online! Listen to "Bonfire" now on SoundCloud.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Childish Gambino "Sign Up" Tour!

Our newest act Childish Gambino is heading out on tour! Check out all of the dates below.

October 5Memphis, TN - New Daisy TheatreTIX
October 6Nashville, TN - Cannery BallroomTIX
October 7Athens, GA - Georgia TheatreTIX
October 8Orlando, FL - The Plaza ‘Live’TIX
October 30Asheville, TV - "MOOGfest"TIX
November 1Silver Springs, MD - The FillmoreTIX
November 2Boston, MA - House of BluesTIX
November 3New York, NY - Terminal 5TIX
November 4Atlantic, NJ - House of BluesTIX
November 5Austin, TX - "Fun Fun Fun Fest"TIX
November 12Los Angeles, CA - Club NokiaTIX