COCO MÉLIÈS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND QUEBEC TOUR DATES

WIN VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
AT THE 2017 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS

Toronto, ON – November 21, 2017 – This past weekend, Coco Méliès was awarded Vocal Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, where they performed at the ceremony held in Ottawa. Now, the duo is set to hit the road to perform across the Atlantic, with stops in London and France. In the new year, they will head home for a run of shows in Quebec. Full details can be found below and at coco-melies.com.

A chance meeting during an open mic night in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest neighbourhood was all it took to seal the professional destinies of Francesca Como and David Méliès. Musical chemistry having done its work, the composer-singer-songwriters embarked on a fruitful collaboration on the spot.

In 2011, the duo released The Walking Birds, a noted first calling card that took them to a variety of stages in Quebec, the United States and France. After two years on the road and a first place at the Sherbrooklyn contest, they returned to Montreal to release their first folk album, Lighthouse. In 2016, they signed with Audiogram, and while recording pieces for their second album, the pair continued with concerts, opening for Matt Holubowski and The Franklin Electric. Their latest album, The Riddle, was released earlier this year and sees the duo team up with bassist, Julien Thibault, and drummer, Simon Bilodeau. Coproduced by Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski), this new opus reconnects us with the Coco Méliès way: refined melodies, captivating harmonies and a thoughtful blend of softness and strength.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 30 – Bernay, FR – Neodigital
December 2 – St-Nazaire, FR – Le Phil Good
December 6 – London, UK – The Troubadour
December 8 – Paris, FR – La Boule Noire (Aurore Montreal)
December 9 – Lorient, FR – Le Galion
February 22 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
March 1 – Châteauguay
, QC – Salle Jean-Pierre-Houde
March 2 – Waterloo, QC – Maison de la Culture de Waterloo
March 3 – St-Romauld, QC – Vieux Bureau de Poste
March 15 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Salle Louis-Philippe-Poisson
March 16 – Sherbooke, QC – Théâtre Granada
March 22 – Rimouski, QC – Cabaret Espace Scène
May 4 – Gatineau, QC – Cabaret La Basoche

www.coco-melies.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUT ALL THAT ONCE SHINED SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO


2018 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW WITH STOPS ACROSS CANADA

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY TO SUPPORT WITH RED FANG / EYEHATEGOD ON SELECT DATES

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

Toronto, ON – November 20, 2017 – Black Label Society has debuted a brand-new track titled, All That Once Shined, from their brand new LP, Grimmest Hits, due out next year. The single is the second song the band has made available to the public. Just last month the band released a Room Of Nightmares music video. Both All That Once Shined and Room of Nightmares are available as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes now will receive both songs as an instant download. 

Black Label Society has also announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates spanning coast to coast in support of the all-new LP, with stops in Montreal, Toronto, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta. Support will come from legends, Corrosion of Conformity, on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

Black Label Society will release their tenth full-length titled, Grimmest Hits, on January 19, 2018, via Entertainment One. The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles, Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014), and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long-awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. 

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight-year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor. 

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums

TOUR DATES
December 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
December 29 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino*
December 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater*
December 31 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub*
January 2 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium*
January 3 -  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
January 4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
January 5 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit*
January 7 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*
January 8 -  Montreal, QC @ M Telus*
January 9 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel*

January 10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live*
January 11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
January 13 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory*
January 14 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s*
January 15 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues*
January 17 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues*
January 18 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
January 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
January 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*
January 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live^
January 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues^
January 28 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz^
January 29 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring^
January 31 - New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater^
February 1 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium^
February 2 - Portland, ME @ Aura^
February 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory^
February 5 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom^
February 6 - Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End^
February 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
February 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage^
February 9 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live^
February 11 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre*
February 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse*
February 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
February 16 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place* 
February 17 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall*

February 19 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo*
February 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater*
February 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
February 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
February 24 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
February 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
February 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*

With:
*EYEHATEGOD: Dec 29 – Jan 20, Feb 11 – Feb 27
^Red Fang: Jan 26 – Feb 9

Pre-order Grimmest Hits:
Digitally: http://smarturl.it/grimmesthits
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/grimmesthits/itunes
CD: https://www.indiemerch.com/eonemusic/item/54032

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MOVEMENTS DEBUT VIDEO FOR DAYLILY

SINGER PATRICK MIRANDA HIGHLIGHTS THE STRUGGLES OF METAL ILLNESS AND THE INSPIRING POWER OF “PINK CLOUD DAYS” THROUGH STOP MOTION VIDEO

VIDEO DIRECTED BY PATRICK MIRANDA
AND KURT CUFFY

Toronto, ON – November 20, 2017 –
Alternative-rock quartet, MOVEMENTS, have released a new video for their song, Daylily, a fan favourite off their new album, Feel Something. The video backs up the inspiring lyrics that singer Patrick Miranda wrote for his girlfriend as she was struggling with depression and mental illness. 

The video centres around a real-life fan of MOVEMENTS named Hannah who is seen in a sprawling forest enjoying a “pink cloud summer." Beautiful and eye-catching, the video captures the power of the good days that occasionally occur in the midst of depression, with the goal being that they outnumber the bad days. 

Miranda gives a statement about the inspiration for the song. “My current girlfriend is the inspiration for this song. [During her ongoing treatment for mental illness] there would be a lot of bad days, but there would also be good days. She called the good ones her ‘pink cloud days.When she was going through another tough time last year I wrote this song for her.” 

MOVEMENTS band members Patrick Miranda, Ira George, Austin Cressey, and Spencer York released their debut album Feel Something to critical acclaim, earning the esteemed #2 spot on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart. 

In addition, MOVEMENTS placed on various other Billboard charts, including #45 Top Current Albums, #190 Billboard 200, #6 Current Alternative Albums, #14 Current Rock Albums, #17 LP Vinyl Albums, #28 Top Internet (D2C - MerchNow), #31 Current Digital Albums, #36 Overall Digital Albums and #59 Current Physical Albums.

www.movementsofficial.com

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THE PLOT IN YOU ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DISPOSE

FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 16th VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

SHARE VIDEO FOR SINGLE NOT JUST BREATHING

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – November 20, 2017 – The Plot In You have announced that their new album for Fearless Records, Dispose, will be released on February 16, 2018. The Ohio rock band – composed of Landon Tewers (Vocals), Josh Childress (Guitar), Ethan Yoder (Bass) and Mathis Arnell (Drums) – has crafted a truly unique take on modern rock, transcending genres from metalcore to alternative. With Dispose, the group is ready to undertake a new journey with a fresh vision, taking a collective step forward, which showcases the band's eclectic style and creative flair. Produced by Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, I Prevail, Crown The Empire), the 10-track album explores the lasting effects of a toxic relationship, and serves as The Plot In You's most personal record to date.

The album's announcement comes alongside evocative new single, Not Just Breathing, which is a track that is indicative of the band's new direction; moving into a truly epic musical realm. Frontman, Landon, states, "Not Just Breathing is about cutting ties with someone who is dead weight in your life and dragging you down, always hoping for the best for that person but coming to terms with the fact that you need to move on with your life in a separate direction from them."

Feel Nothing was the first track from the album to be revealed over the summer when the band announced their signing to Fearless. The music video has racked up almost 2 million views in a mere few months. 

"Dispose is our proudest release so far, it's almost a complete restart on the band. The music has continued to naturally evolve in the way that we have wanted it to for a long time and we have a complete team at Fearless helping to roll it out which has been refreshing."

TRACKLISTING:
Rigged 
Not Just Breathing 
One Last Time 
I Always Wanted To Leave 
Feel Nothing 
Happy 
The One You Loved 
Paid In Full 
The Sound
Disposable Fix

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theplotinyou.com

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LAILA BIALI ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

SHARES BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF YELLOW 

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 26th

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – November 17, 2017 –
On January 26, 2018, award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist, Laila Biali, will release her brand new, self-titled album via Chronograph Records in Canada. The culmination of everything the acclaimed songstress has achieved so far, this record is an eclectic-but-focused collection of songs that Biali describes as her most “fully representative” piece of work to date. Available for pre-order now, the album features brand new original songs as well as a handful of covers, including Biali’s beautiful rendition of Coldplay’s, Yellow. Have a listen to the track here, and check out what Biali has to say about the cover.

“I have been struggling to capture my full artistic voice on recording since my debut album back in 2005,” Biali comments. “Each release felt representative on various levels, but nothing gave the complete picture. LAILA BIALI unites all the facets of who I am as an artist: pianist, singer, arranger, composer, a devotee of Jazz and of other genres. This album feels like an arrival, a homecoming."

Catchy, sophisticated, and unlike anything currently on the radio, it’s pop music, but not the kind that can be neatly tagged by an algorithm. Melodies take thrilling left turns and pre-choruses give way to instrumental interludes. One minute, Biali is soaring over a bluesy storm of handclaps and hard-charging keyboard riffs (Got to Love), the next, she is pouring out her soul on an impassioned, slow-burning plea for empathy (Refugee). It’s pop music, but the experimental, distinctly human variety popularized by Regina Spektor, Rachael Yamagata, and Sara Bareilles.

Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting. Her accolades include “SOCAN Composer of the Year”and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Laila has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper, Andrew Bird), and the Toronto Mass Choir. She is also the host of CBC’s Saturday Night Jazz, a national radio show launched in September of 2017.

LAILA BIALI TRACKLISTING:
1. Got to Love (Laila Biali)
2. We Go (Laila Biali)
3. Satellite (Laila Biali)
4. Yellow (Coldplay: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, William Champion)
5. Refugee (Laila Biali)
6. Dolores Angel (Laila Biali)
7. Queen of Hearts (Laila Biali, Randy Bachman)
8. Serenbe (Laila Biali)
9. Code Breaking (Laila Biali)
10. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today (Randy Newman)
11. Wind (Rumi Poem) (Laila Biali)
12. Let’s Dance (David Bowie)

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
November 24 – Duncan, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
November 25 – Lions Bay, BC – House Concerts Series
November 26 – Maple Ridge, BC – ACT Arts Centre
January 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Kitchen Sync
January 26 – Regina, SK – Le Bistro (Monseigneur de Laval School)
January 28 – Calgary, AB – Venue TBA
January 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Yamaha Piano Centre
February 1 – Vancouver, BC – Frankie's Jazz Club
February 2 – Edmonton, AB – Giovanni Music
February 9 – Ottawa, ON – GigSpace
February 13 – Toronto, ON – Jazz Bistro

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DOWNLOAD – Yellow single artwork

www.lailabiali.com

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TORONTO MEETS ATLANTA COLLECTIVE CMDWN UNVEILS NEW SINGLES

LISTEN TO DIE IN SUPREME FEAT. CA$TRO GAUPO & NESSLYTHE WAY SHE MOVE FEAT. FIJI & LIL YATCHY

CMDWN FEATURED IN NOISEY’S  6IX RISING DOCUMENTARY

Toronto, ON – November 17, 2017 – Rising rap collective, CMDWN, comprised of rappers Ca$tro Guapo and Fiji, and producer, Teo Nio, just released two new singles. Premiering exclusively on PAPERMAG.com, the gritty Die In Supreme, featuring Ca$tro Guapo & Nessly is an ode to the infamous street wear brand while The Way She Move is a melodic banger over a playful beat featuring Fiji and Lil Yatchy. These tracks reveal the unique and eclectic range in their music, both being featured on the highly anticipated ATLANADA II, set to release early 2018.  The follow up to the critically acclaimed mixtape, ATLANADA, will also feature production from Wondagurl and Murda Beatz. 

The duo known for birthing “high-fashion trap music" claim both new songs “embody what CMDWN represents as a whole; hard hitting beats, fashion, and an overall party vibe." Attracting buzz for their cohesive vibe and chemistry, CMDWN is “more than just being a rap group, CMDWN is a lifestyle, and we try to portray that in our music. Linking up with Nessly and Yachty made sense because our relationship extends beyond music, is organic and coincides well with the ATLANADA theme. This is just a small taste of what’s to come.”

CMDWN was featured as one of the artists in 6IX RISING, a new Noisey documentary highlighting Toronto’s new wave of rap music and vibrant scene, which premiered in Toronto last night.

About CMDWN
The CMDWN Collective was founded by rapper, Ca$tro Guapo, and vocalist, Fiji. They’re joined by producer and creative director, Teo Nio. Recognized as an emerging industry force to be reckoned with, they are part of a new collaborative group of acts and producers that are blending their talent for music, design, and production into an immersive brand experience.  Ca$tro Guapo has been changing Toronto’s hip-hop sound since moving to Canada in 2010. With his un-replicable flow, Ca$tro marries elements of his Atlanta roots with Toronto hip-hop flair to create something that is truly original. Fiji is a perfect example of the vibrant and raw hip-hop coming out of the Canadian scene. With memorable smile-inducing punch lines and catchy hooks, Fiji's unmistakable brand of Toronto vocalized rap fits perfectly into The CMDWN Collective. After establishing a reputation for delivering buzzworthy singles and engaging performances, CMDWN are on deck to be Canada’s next major international hip-hop stars.

DOWNLOADHi Res Single Artwork | DOWNLOAD Press Photo

www.cmdwn.com

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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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JULIE THÉRIAULT RELEASES NEW ALBUM SUBDUCTION

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2017 – Pianist/composer Julie Thériault presents Subduction, a recording consisting of captivating instrumental pieces that inspire the soul to conjure its own imagery. This is the composer’s second album, the first being Ablaze, released with a project called Julie and the Wolf in 2015.

A seasoned musician and an accomplished painter (one of her paintings graces the album’s cover), Thériault composes and plays the piano in the same manner she paints; playing with shade and light to create contrasts, tracing the complexities of the human spirit.

Taken from oceanography terminology, Subduction refers to something slow, yet irreversible. “To me, this term evokes deep forces from within, a notion that is at the heart of my compositions as well as my artistic approach,” Thériault explains.

Drawing inspiration from Russian and French composers – think Satie for the minimalism and Debussy for the touches of impressionism – some of the composer’s songs on this record unfold slowly and gently; others, with power and range. The piano is both subtle and expressive.

From the dark and sumptuous, Spleen, to the dizzying crescendo of Magma, the pieces are powerfully evocative, submerging the listener in a universe rich with emotions and loaded with atmospheres. The music tirelessly blazes its own trail and blossoms serenely, one bar after another.

Particular attention has been paid to Thériault’s arrangements. A choir of 20 male voices emits an aura of solemn mystery on certain pieces, while the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra’s 28 musician string ensemble brings warmth and momentum to several others. Armenian violin virtuoso Nuné Melik also produces magnificent tones on Etna and Vlast thanks to her precious Landofi.

Subduction was created with the participation of Michel Bélanger as artistic director. The recording was produced and mixed by Julie Thériault and Claude Champagne.

www.julieandthewolf.com

 

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VAN WILLIAM TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM COUNTRIES JANUARY 19th ON FANTASY RECORDS

FOLLOWING CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THE REVOLUTION EP

LISTEN TO NEW SONG THE COUNTRY

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2017 –
Just a couple years ago, Van William thought he had life figured out.  Having toured the world from age twenty – first with his band Port O’Brien, followed by his second group WATERS – he had met and cultivated a tight knit community of fellow musicians, embarked on a serious, years-long romantic relationship, even found time to spend his summers on Kodiak Island, Alaska working on his father’s commercial fishing boat, as he’d done all his life. 

When, in short order, his musical projects and romantic relationship dissolved, and his father announced his retirement after 49 summers at sea, Van reached an inflection point.  “I was freaked out,” the songwriter recalls, looking back on the most tumultuous year of his life. “But with that freak-out came a renewed sense of purpose.”

And a new musical direction, heralded by the arrival of Countries, Van’s vivid and open-hearted solo debut full length album, set for January 19th, 2018 release on Fantasy Records. BuzzBands.LA premiered new track and album centerpiece The Country today, calling it “…. the sound of a man turning the page, classic songwriting ferrying yesterday’s melancholy and tomorrow’s hopes on vessels of indelible melodies and poignant lyrics.”  Listen here.

Anchored in Van's love of melodic song craft and infused with melancholy, the eleven new, original songs on Countries don't belong to any specific style. Call them American Heartache, music that stirs up forgotten memories and feels eternal and fresh, pulling the past into the present as a way of navigating loss.

Van wrote the songs that would become Countries in a secluded part of the Sierra Nevada, then enlisted a group of musical confidants - including his co-producer Brian Phillips, Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith, POP ETC bassist Chris Chu and keyboardist Tam Visher - to bring the album to life in a studio in Marin County.  Special vocal guests on the album include the Soderberg sisters of First Aid Kit.

These songs sound exactly like I feel,” says Van, “restless, reeling, heartbroken and ready to burst.  I grew up on Fugazi and Plastic Ono Band; The Lonesome Crowded West and On the Beach.  I wanted to make a record that unambiguous, that digs its hooks in deep and doesn’t let go.”

Countries follows Van’s critically acclaimed The Revolution EP, released in September, which earned praise from NPR, Wild Honey Pie (“therapeutic and celebratory”) and others.  The EP’s title track and video both feature Van’s longtime friends and collaborators First Aid Kit, who he’s set to support on an international tour starting January 26.  Before that Van will play a three-week residency at LA’s Moroccan Lounge, with special guests to be announced day-of-show each week.  See below for a full list of upcoming Van William dates.

VAN WILLIAM TOUR DATES
12/1 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic ^
1/26  Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom *
1/27  Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater *
1/28  Seattle, WA - Moore Theater *
1/30  Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theater *
2/01  Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
2/02  Chicago, IL - Riviera *
2/03  Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall *
2/05  Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
2/06  Montreal, QC – Metropolis *

2/07  Boston, MA - House of Blues *
2/09  Washington, DC  Lincoln Theatre *
2/10  Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
2/13  New York, NY - Beacon Theater *
2/24  Glasgow, UK - 02 Academy *
2/26  Manchester, UK - Albert Hall *
2/27  Manchester, UK - Albert Hall *
3/1  London, UK - The Roundhouse *
3/2  London, UK - The Roundhouse *
3/5  Paris, FR - La Cigale *
3/6  Brussels, BE - AB Main Hall *
3/7  Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso *
3/8  Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle *
3/10  Hamburg, DE - Grosse Freiheit *
3/11  Copenhagen, DK - Vega *
3/13  Oslo, NO - Spektrum *
3/14  Malmo, SE - Concert House *
3/15  Goteborg, SE - Lisebergshallen *
3/16  Stockholm, SE - Waterfront Congress Centre *
3/17  Stockholm, SE - Stockholm Waterfront *
3/19  Helsinki, FI - House of Culture *
^ = supporting Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
* = supporting First Aid Kit

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OUR LADY PEACE AND MATTHEW GOOD ANNOUNCE CROSS COUNTRY TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE FOR FANCLUBS NOVEMBER 17th WITH PUBLIC ON-SALE STARTING NOVEMBER 24th

ONE DOLLAR FROM EACH TICKET SOLD WILL BE
DONATED TO WAR CHILD CANADA

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2017 – Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good have announced that they will be co-headlining a 20 date Canadian tour next spring.  Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will be available through both artists' websites and fanclubs, starting tomorrow (November 17th). The public on-sale starts November 24th.  The dates with the two Canadian rock legends will run from March 1st, 2018 through March 31st, and will bring them from coast to coast, with shows lined up from St. John’s to Vancouver.

Tickets for the shows will be available at www.matthewgood.org/shows and www.ourladypeace.com.  For this tour, Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good have partnered with Plus 1, with one dollar from each ticket sold being donated to War Child Canada.  For more details on Plus 1, visit plus1.org, and for more on War Child Canada go to warchild.ca.

VIP packages for both artists will be available here.

“We are very excited to announce the upcoming cross Canada tour with Matt Good,” says Our Lady Peace frontman, Raine Maida. “Matt and I have been busy making sure this an amazing collaborative event that our fans will not soon forget.”

“I’m excited to get out on the road with Our Lady Peace. We’ve long been threatening to do this, and it’s finally happening,” adds Matthew Good.

Consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts and Steve Mazur, Our Lady Peace is one of the most successful bands in Canada today. The band has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards – one of the most MMVA’s ever awarded to any artist or group.  The band’s 4 song EP, Somethingness Vol. 1, was released in October, and features the song Drop Me In The WaterSomethingness Vol. 2 will come in early in 2018. Fans can pre-order Somethingness now at Pledge Music and get cool limited merch and experiences including: participating in soundcheck, VIP music lessons from Our Lady Peace themselves, as well as exclusive sneak peeks at photos, video and new music. These packages also come with two VIP tickets to any of the upcoming tour dates. For all the latest news for Our Lady Peace, check out www.ourladypeace.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their Youtube channel.

Matthew Good’s new record, Something Like A Storm, was released October 27th and debuted in the top 5. His second single, There The First Time is out at radio now. To date, Matthew’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone.  Matthew has also been nominated for an incredible 21 JUNO Awards, including one for his last album studio album, Chaotic Neutral.  For all the latest on Matthew Good, check MatthewGood.org regularly or follow him on Twitter @mattgood, Facebook at facebook.com/matthewgoodmusic, and Instagram at matthewgoodgram.

War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.     For more information: www.warchild.ca

UPCOMING OUR LADY PEACE TOUR DATES:
November 16 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA
November 17 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
November 19 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
November 20 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
November 21 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

OUR LADY PEACE & MATTHEW GOOD 2018 TOUR:
March 1 – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
March 3 – Casino New Brunswick – Moncton, NB
March 5 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS
March 7 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
March 8 – The Arena at TD Place – Ottawa, ON
March 9 – FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON
March 10 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
March 13 – Tribute Communities Centre – Oshawa, ON
March 15 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
March 16 – Rebel – Toronto, ON
March 17 – Casino Rama – Orillia, ON
March 20 & 21 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
March 23 – Grey Eagle Event Centre – Calgary, AB
March 24 – Western Financial Place – Cranbrook, BC
March 26 & 27 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium –
Edmonton, AB
March 28 – CN Centre – Prince George, BC
March 30 – Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
March 31 – Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, B

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REAL FRIENDS DEBUT NEW HIGH-ENERGY SINGLE GET BY

NOVEMBER SHOWS WITH LIFE LESSONS NOVEMBER 17 – 19

CHICAGO HOLIDAY SHOWS
(CO-HEADLINED WITH KNUCKLE PUCK)
DECEMBER 29-30

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2016 – Chicago emo-rock band, REAL FRIENDS, have debuted their new single, Get By, now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Get By is the first piece of music from the band since the release of their 2016 album, The Home Inside My Head, which earned a Billboard Top 200 chart placement.
 
This is truly about the music and the music only,” explains bassist Kyle Fasel. “We focused on having higher energy and more melodic vocals with this track, and we hope everyone enjoys it and can take something away from it.
 
In support of the new single, the band will be embarking on their A Weekend In The Midwest run of dates, making stops in Minneapolis, Iowa City, and St. Louis.  Following their select dates, the band will be co-headlining holiday shows in their hometown of Chicago with Knuckle Puck on December 29 and 30 at Metro Chicago. Tickets for all dates can be found here: http://realfriendsband.com/#tour.
 

Digital: http://found.ee/GetBy
iTunes: http://found.ee/GetByITUNES
Google: http://found.ee/GetByGP
Amazon: http://found.ee/GetByAMZN
Spotify: http://found.ee/GetBySPOTIFY
Apple: http://found.ee/GetByAPPLE

A WEEKEND IN THE MIDWEST TOUR DATES
with Life Lessons
November 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Garage
November 18 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
November 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird


CHICAGO HOLIDAY SHOWS (CO-HEADLINE WITH KNUCKLE PUCK)
November 29 – Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago with This Wild Life, Hot Mulligan
November 30 – Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago with Pet Symmetry, Free Throw

www.realfriendsband.com

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RYAN PLAYGROUND SHARES NEW SONG

ALMOST DIED AVAILABLE NOW VIA
LAST GANG / SECRET SONGS


PROFILED BY PAPER

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat" – THE FADER

"Infectious" – VOGUE

"RYAN is certainly doing things differently" – I-D

Toronto, ON – November 15, 2017 Montreal producer, songwriter, and singer, RYAN Playground, is back today to share a new song. Almost Died is a delicate reflection on the intensities that come with relationships. Speaking on the song RYAN explains, "'Almost Died' is about the vulnerability that comes with bonding over shared issues and the intense connections that can result."

Written and composed entirely by RYAN, Almost Died was originally premiered on PAPER Magazine alongside RYAN's first interview this year. In the interview, RYAN talks about her upbringing as an only child of musical parents, returning back to her roots and making herself vulnerable for her debut album. "It's just about being free and it's very personal to me," says RYAN.

RYAN first garnered attention last year with her debut EP, elle, for Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs label. On elle, RYAN revealed her talents for unconventional pop arrangements and introspective songwriting. Almost Died is available everywhere now via Secret Songs / Last Gang. 

Listen to Almost Died above, learn more about RYAN Playground below, and stay tuned for more news about her forthcoming debut LP.

More about RYAN Playground:
Genevieve Ryan Martel (aka RYAN Playground) was raised by two classical musicians in Montreal. At age 5, she received her first drum kit and by 11, she was creating her own compositions with her guitar and drums. By the time she was a teenager, Genevieve was experimenting with FL studio and electronic music. 

RYAN Playground is a project born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and angsty emotions that come with being a teenager. In her music, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

"Every time I make a song I'm just throwing out emotions," she explains. "It's always very personal. I've come to realize that there are always two extremes. I consider myself in a gray zone, but a very nice gray zone. I like trying to appreciate all the nuances in life and accept them. Make the best out of it...I have my dark days like everybody else. But at the end of it all I'm very optimistic. I'm a dreamer!" 

RYAN has always lived in her own gray zone - around the same time she picked up music, she also asked for her first skateboard and was playing sports with the boys. Not only can she hang, but she kicks ass. Very young, she wanted to make a point that she could be as good and strong as boys are. 

An elegant balance of electronic and organic elements, RYAN Playground is an amalgamation, and finds Genevieve at peace with all competing emotional elements in her life.

"I have experienced different kinds of extremes and I finally found my own balance," she says pragmatically. "In the end we all find our own balance and pace. It's also about not believing in categories. I feel like a lot of people feel reassured when things are classified in different 'categories.’ They kind of feel like boundaries to me. I don't really believe that having categories and creating new ones is fundamentally helpful, we're all somewhere in between this and that."

Almost Died: http://smarturl.it/almostdied
PREVIOUSLY: Prolongation:  http://smarturl.it/prolongation

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway. www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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AVATAR ALL NEW LP AVATAR COUNTRY DUE OUT JANUARY 12, 2018

SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
A STATUE OF THE KING

SINGLE AVAILABLE AS INSTAT-GRAT WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDER

WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – November 14, 2017 –
People of Earth! Avatar Country is blessing you by opening its borders to the world! Glory to our King!

It is with great pride and joy that we here at Avatar Country’s Department of Good News, in coalition with Entertainment One and Century Media, get to announce the immediate release of the newest, greatest single by Avatar, A Statue Of The King. The single has released alongside footage from the celebration of the unveiling of said statue on Avatar Country’s capital square. The so-called, music video, is directed by Johan Carlén, overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.

The aforementioned department has given the following statement: “As art is eternal, so is Avatar Country, and so is our King. These laws of the universe results in an audio-visual masterpiece which is eternal squared. In agreement with the Royal Television (Kungliga Televisionen, KTV), we have chosen to let this be accessible to non-citizens through the ‘Youtube.’ Glory to our King!

The Chamber of Digital Delights and Downloadable Data Dedicated to Decidedly Done Depictions of the King has agreed with the Royal Court to release A Statue Of The King as an iTunes instant gratification track. Potential Citizens who pre-order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. A Statue Of The King is available on all streaming services now.

Avatar the band, featuring His Royal Highness The King and his elite backing orchestra will release their seventh full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media rest of world. A staff member of the Court comments: “We see this as our opportunity to finally show the world the glory of ‘Avatar Country’ and our King. The album contains the expected superior examples of how metal should and must sound today and for all eternity. Plus, also included is a new rendition of our national anthem and audio recordings from some of the finest moments of the King’s history of public speaking.”

Avatar Country will also serve as the highly anticipated follow-up to Feathers and Flesh, which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was produced by Jay Ruston at Spinroad Recording Studios in Gothenburg Sweden.

The King and His Band will go on a series of state visits all over the world this winter and spring with honorary Citizens, THE BRAINS, and sideshow extraordinaire, HELLZAPOPPIN. Patriots may remember Hellzapoppin from the King’s 2012 music video for their single Black Waltz. North American dates will kick off in Columbus, OH on January 6th at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. European dates start in Utrecht March 13 and will be concluded in Avatar Country – twin city, Gothenburg, on April 7.

GLORY TO OUR KING!

TRACKLIST:

1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King's Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. Silent Songs of the King Pt 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams of Snow
10. Silent Songs of the King Pt 2 The King's Palace

TOUR DATES
Jan-06 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
Jan-07Toronto, ONThe Opera House
Jan-09
Montreal, QCAstral
Jan-11 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
Jan-12 — Boston, MA — Brighton
Jan-13 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
Jan-14 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre Of Living Arts
Jan-16 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
Jan-17 — Atlanta, GA — The Buckhead Theatre
Jan-18 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
Jan-19 — Houston, TX — House of Blues 
Jan-20 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues 
Jan-21 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec
Jan-23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
Jan-24 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent Theater
Jan-25 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
Jan-28 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
Jan-30 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
Jan-31 — Denver, CO — The Summit Music Hall
Feb-01 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre 
Feb-02 — Chicago, IL — The Bottom Lounge
Feb-03 — Green Bay, WI — Sand Lot
Feb-05 — Lawrence, KS — Granada
Feb-07 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall
Feb-08 — Cleveland, OH — House Of Blues
Feb-09 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe
Feb-10 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave II
Feb-11 — Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection
Mar-13 — Utrecht, Netherlands — Tivoli Vredenburg
Mar-14 — Paris, France — Trianon
Mar-15 — Lille, France — Lille / Le Splendid- (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
Mar-16 — London, UK — Islington Assembly Hall
Mar-17 — Sint-Niklaas, Belgium — De Casino 
Mar-18 — Köln, Germany — Luxor
Mar-20 — Reims, France — La Cartonnerie 
Mar-21 — Nîmes, France — Paloma
Mar-22 — Cognac, France — West Rock
Mar-23 — Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain — Sala Sanatana 27
Mar-24 — Madrid, Spain — Sala Mon Live
Mar-25 — Barcelona, Spain — Sala Bikini
Mar-26 — Villeurbanne, France — Le Transbordeur
Mar-27 — Genève, Switzerland — L'Usine
Mar-28 — Zurich, Switzerland — Dynamo
Mar-29 — Milan, Italy — Alcatraz
Apr-1 — Munich, Germany — Technikum
Apr-2 — Prague, Czech Republic — Lucerna Music Bar
Apr-3 — Berlin, Germany — Bi Nuu
Apr-4 — Hamburg, Germany — Gruenspan
Apr-5 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Pumpehuset
Apr-6 —Stockholm, Sen — Klubben Fryshuset
Apr-7 — Göteborg, Sen — Trädgår'n

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RISING HIP-HOP ARTIST BREAD DOE RELEASES NEW SINGLE RNA

SIGNS RECORD LABEL DEAL WITH EONE MUSIC

Toronto, ON – November 10, 2017 – Today, rising Chicago-based hip-hop artist, Bread Doe, unveils a new single entitled RNA, which is an acronym for “Real N*gga Attitude.” RNA is a raw track that is hip-hop to its core.  The grittiness and chillness of the record is nostalgic and reminiscent of 90s hip-hop records that make it easy to blast in the car as you ride out and vibe with your friends. Bread Doe’s honest approach, paired with the simplicity and intimacy of the video, makes the record even more relatable.

When asked about the record, Bread Doe stated, “RNA to me is about the nature of self - the due diligence of your own personal programming- this is what makes pillars of the things we will " live for " and "die bout." In the cellular structure the RNA is the messenger, it carries vital information from one place to another; there's not much difference in a real nigga's attitude. . .”

In addition to the track release, Bread Doe also announces an official signing with eOne Music.  After writing and producing records with an array of artists including, King Louie, Jessie Reyez, Jeremih, and more, Bread Doe is focusing on his material with the support of the label.  Having shared stages with Waka Flocka, Jessie Reyez, and Frankie Carrera, Bread Doe is gearing up for the release of his own full-length project in 2018. 

In regards to the recent signing, Chris Taylor, Global President (Entertainment One Music), stated “We’re excited about our new deal with Bread Doe and look forward to working with his management team, Quiet As Kept.  Bread Doe is a unique talent that our team is excited to develop and expose to the world.”  Bread Doe added, “Truly it is an honour, a blessing and a privilege to work and sustain my livelihood with my passion. I am elated to be the newest member of the eOne family and I cannot wait to begin to show the world along with my new family exactly what I'm capable of.”

About Bread Doe
Bread Doe is a writer, producer and  recording  artist  based  in  Chicago,  Illinois.  Having produced, written and recorded  with  King  Louie,  Jeremih,  Jessie Reyez, Pyrex, Jack Flash and others, Bread Doe is getting ready to step out as an artist for the first time in 2017.

Performing in Mexico, The USA and Canada, Bread Doe has shared stages with Waka Flocka, Jessie Reyez, and Frankie Carrera while developing and perfecting his craft. Drawing from diverse musical influences, Bread’s personal experience growing up as a “ward  of  the  state”  gave  him  access  and  insight into a variety of cultures in America before ultimately becoming ad-opted into his American & Jamaican household.  

Navigating all the trappings our world can put in front  of  a  young  man  -  Bread has relied on intelligence, creativity and charisma to make it through.  A graduate and now a program  leader  at  the  nascent,  The  Remix  Project Chicago campus, it was in this space that his talent for collaboration really began to shine through.

Bread Doe is  the  first  artist  to  emerge  from  the  prestigious  incubator’s  US  chapter. Leading the charge with a strong foundation beside him, the future is bright for Bread Doe. A renaissance man of many talents, it’s exciting to see where he will grow to next.

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I’M WITH HER (SARA WATKINS, SARAH JAROSZ, AOIFE O'DONOVAN) ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM SEE YOU AROUND ​OUT FEBRUARY 16, 2018

TITLE TRACK OUT TODAY

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF
IN EARLY 2018

“…when the three women sang together, their voices became one instrument, sharing every breath” – New York Times

“…quiet beauty, gorgeous playing and harmonies and touching, visceral intimacy” – NPR World Café

Toronto, ON – November 9, 2017 – Today, I'm With Her, the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan, have announced the release of their full-length debut, See You Around, out February 16, 2018 (via Rounder) – pre-order here. See You Around, the title track from the album, is available everywhere today. Co-produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, Paul McCartney) and the band and recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, England, See You Around is a 12 track LP filled with fine-spun narratives and breathtaking harmonies. Additionally, I’m With Her has announced an international headlining tour that will kick off in March 2018 and bring the band to major cities across the world including Los Angeles, Paris, London, and more.

See You Around presents a warmly textured, yet stripped-down sound layered with lush guitar tones and crystalline harmonies. The album is comprised of 11 originals, penned by the band in Los Angeles and Vermont, plus the never before released Gillian Welch-penned, Hundred Miles. With each member playing guitar and handling various aspects of the instrumentation — including fiddle and ukulele for Watkins, mandolin and banjo for Jarosz, piano and synth for O’Donovan — the band cut most of the album live, performing just a few feet away from each other in the tracking room. All through See You Around, I’m With Her exhibits a refined musicality that reflects their deep musical roots.

After years of crossing paths in their intersecting scenes, I’m With Her came together by happenstance for an off-the-cuff performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival during the summer of 2014. The multi-Grammy-Award-winners have individually released nine solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. The band has garnered tremendous acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay and indelible harmonies.

"We all feel immensely fortunate to be in this band together,” says I’m With Her. “As longtime friends and fans of each other’s music, it’s been wonderful to realize that writing and collaborating together fits so seamlessly into our lives. And now, we’re so excited to get to tour and share the work we’ve done as a band with our debut album, See You Around."

SEE YOU AROUND TRACK LISTING:

  1. See You Around
  2. Game To Lose
  3. Ain’t That Fine
  4. Pangaea
  5. I-89
  6. Wild One
  7. Waitsfield
  8. Ryland (Under The Apple Tree)
  9. Overland
  10. Crescent City
  11. Close It Down
  12. Hundred Miles

I’M WITH HER 2018 TOUR DATES:
March 16 - Cambridge, MA @ Sanders Theatre
March 17 - Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre
April 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
April 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
April 4 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
April 6 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
April 8 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
April 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
April 11 - Durango, CO @ Ft. Lewis College
April 12 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
April 13 - Denver, CO @ L2
April 19 - Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
April 20 - Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
April 21 - Dale, TX @ Old Settler’s Music Festival
May 4 - Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
May 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Global
May 6 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Bryggarsalen
May 7 - Berlin, Germany @ Silent Green
May 9 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
May 11 - Belfast, UK @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
May 12 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan's
May 14 - Gateshead, UK @ Sage Two
May 15 - Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
May 16 - Bristol, UK @ The Station
May 17 - London, UK @ Union Chapel
*more dates to be announced soon

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AS IT IS RELEASE VIDEO FOR NO WAY OUT

UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 2018

Toronto, ON – November 8, 2017 –
Today, Brighton, UK's, As It Is, have released the video for No Way Out, taken from their latest album, Okay.

Speaking of the track, singer Patty Walters says, "No Way Out, was a drastic departure from the band we used to be; we were all unsure how fans would react to us embracing a much darker, more aggressive direction, but No Way Out has become a fan favourite and standout moment in our set every night. There’s this insanely fun and contagious energy in the room when we play this song, and we really wanted to channel and capture that for the video. Without giving too much away, I think it’s safe to assume there’s a bright future for the darker side of As It Is..."

The quartet also recently announced their biggest UK headline tour to date for March 2018. The six-date run will see the band ending on a high at London’s famous KOKO venue. Support comes from Like Pacific and Grayscale, with one more act to still to be announced.

Speaking of the tour, lead singer Patty Walters says, “These shows will land nearly two years after our last UK headline shows, and we truly can’t wait to show you the band we’ve become in that time. We’ll be playing both new and old songs, songs we’ve never played before, and possibly some particularly old songs we thought we’d never be playing again. These will be far and away our biggest, most ambitious headline shows to date, and we’re so excited and humbled to be playing these rooms next year. We hope you’re looking forward to the OKAY UK TOUR as much as we are!”

Tickets are on sale at:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk and http://www.seetickets.com

About As It Is
The transatlantic pop-rock quintet hails from Brighton, UK, consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). As It Is has successfully established an ever-growing, devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies, and has steadily built their reputation as one of UK's brightest new names with the 2015 release of their debut album, Never Happy, Ever After, which was noted by Rock Sound as "everything a modern pop-punk album should be," and by Outburn Magazine as "an impressive first outing that sets the stage for As It Is' bright future." The band was noted as one of Alternative Press' 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2015, voted Best British Newcomer by Rock Sound in their Reader's Poll, and lead singer Patty Walters was featured on the cover of their New Music Issue. The band has crisscrossed the U.S. as a standout act on the Vans Warped Tour 2015, have shared the stage with Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and This Wild Life, among many others, and were nominated for Best International Band in the Alternative Press Awards 2016. With the release of their second, full-length album, Okay., As It Is push themselves both musically and lyrically to craft their most personal and honest record to date, and stand poised for their biggest year yet.

TOUR DATES:
November 14 – Vancouver, Canada – Vancouver Rio Theatre
November 26 – Toronto, Canada – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Canada
November 27 – Montreal, Canada – Montreal Le Tulipe, Canada 

February 22 – Belgium – Antwerp Kavka
February 23 – Germany – Frankfurt Nachtleben
February 24 – Germany – Braunschweig B58
February 25 – Poland – Poznan Minoga
February 26 – Poland – Warsaw Hydrozagadka
February 28 – Czech Republic – Prague OO7
March 1 – Germany – Munich Feierwerk
March 2 – Italy – Milan Legend Club
March 3 – Italy – Pinarella Di Cervia Rock Planet
March 5 – France – Paris Backstage
March 6 – Germany – Saarbrucken K1 Klub
March 7 – Netherlands – Eindhoven Dynamo
March 9 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
March 10 – Manchester – Academy 2
March 11 – Glasgow – Garage
March 13 – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
March 15 – Cardiff – Globe
March 16 – London – Koko

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE LIGHT PT. II FEATURING LIDO PIMIENTA

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION AVAILABLE NOW ON VINYL

Toronto, ON – November 8, 2017 – Today, A Tribe Called Red shares the music video for their track, The Light Pt. II, featuring Lido Pimienta. Filmed in Santiago, Chile, the video stars and was directed by Pimienta, who set out to “collaborate with artists in Chile who navigate their reality in the spirit of what The Halluci Nation represents – a way of life motivated by resistance and love”. The video – which was produced by Porch productions in Toronto and SomosPatria in Santiago – follows Pimienta’s character as she is mistaken for a maid by a bourgeois family in Santiago, then turns to a celebration within an artistic community.

Pimienta continues, "The people featured in the video are not actors, they are real Chilean artists, creatives and activists working in Santiago and elsewhere in Chile right now, in similar ways as ATCR in Canada. I set out to showcase how settler colonialism is in fact way more nuanced and complex by challenging these assumptions and preconceptions of how Indigenous people ought to be”. Read Pimienta’s full statement about the video here.

The video also depicts a redesign of the band’s We Are The Halluci Nation seal – originally created by Ernesto Yerena – adapted by Canadian/Chilean artist, Gilda Monreal, to match her Mapuche heritage. The adapted seal features two main elements: Kultrun – the astral map, fundamental to Mapuche culture, and the design on the drum which the Machi (elder medicine/messenger woman) uses for ceremony; and Wangulen – a type of female spirit, also known as the stars, and sometimes used as a Northern Star symbol.

We Are The Halluci Nation was released on September 16th to critical acclaim. The record hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Top 200, spent two weeks at #1 on Earshot!, and reached #2 on the iTunes USA Top 200 Electronic chart. We Are The Halluci Nation was also named the #1 record on CBC’s list of the 25 best Canadian albums of 2016. This summer, the group saw the video for Stadium Pow Wow pick up Best Director at the iHeart Radio MMVAs, while their video for R.E.D. won Video of the Year.

Featuring appearances by Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Saul Williams, Polaris Prize-winning throat singer, Tanya Tagaq, Shad, Lido Pimienta, Leonard Sumner, John Trudell, Northern Voice, The Chippewa Travellers, and more, We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity. The remastered album is now available on vinyl, with a limited-edition green and yellow vinyl available at the band’s webstore.

“A visionary trio of DJs…there probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.” – Washington Post

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
11/09 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
11/10 - Cullowhee, NC - Bardo Arts Center
11/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
11/30 - Saskatoon, SK - O’Brians Event Centre
12/01 - Calgary, AB - The Palace
12/02 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle Vinyl Tavern
12/09 - Ottawa, ON - The Bronson Centre

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www.electricpowwow.com
www.soundcloud.com/a-tribe-called-red


We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com

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CHROMEO RELEASE VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE JUICE

FIRST TASTE OF NEW MUSIC FROM UPCOMING
5th STUDIO ALBUM HEAD OVER HEELS

Toronto, ON — November 7, 2017 — Dave 1 and P-Thugg, better known as the Canadian funk brothers, Chromeo, shared the trailer for their upcoming 5th studio album, Head Over Heels (Last Gang), last week. Today, they give us a taste of their next musical odyssey with the release of their first song and video in over three years – Juice.

The tune captures Chromeo's trademark cheeky lyrics and soulful vocals on top of a bass-heavy, synth-laden California bop. The video, shot by Grammy-nominated director, David Wilson, showcases the Funklordz in a whole new light; blurring the line between muse and artist and seeing their iconic leg imagery come full circle. With their usual, unassuming ease, they push the artistic envelope and leave fans thirsty for more.

Watch the video for Juice here and stay tuned for more exciting news about Chromeo coming soon!

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About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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THE HOPE STATE ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER & DECEMBER RESIDENCY AT THE CAMERON HOUSE

PERFORMING EVERY WEDNESDAY
UNTIL THE END OF 2017

Toronto, ON – November 7, 2017 – For the rest of 2017, Toronto-based indie-rock artist, Taylor Johnson (aka The Hope State), is taking over the Cameron House! Kicking off tomorrow (Wednesday, November 8th), Johnson will hit the stage every Wednesday night, through November and December, with his collection of honest and heartfelt music, and preview new songs from his forthcoming debut album. Check out his live video performance of Just Survive for a taste of what to catch during his residency.

“I’m very excited to be back at The Cameron House,” comments Johnson. “It’s kind of a home away from home for me. It’s a very special place to play music. I wasn’t planning on playing any shows until the album was released, but I’ve spent too much time waiting over these last few years and immediately jumped at the opportunity to play. 

Spending his formative years in the prairies of Saskatchewan where he cut his teeth writing songs and performing in various indie rock bands, Johnson relocated to L.A. at the age of 18 where he studied music business and began writing songs professionally for leading songwriters and artists in pop, country, hip hop and rock, which topped the charts in territories around the world. Although always thankful to be continuously working in the music industry, Johnson felt a large part of his artistic freedom and general happiness were being compromised working as a ghost writer. A longing for writing more personal, meaningful songs and performing said songs was ever present.

After battling with the decision to stay employed, or work on his own material, Johnson ultimately took the leap and left to pursue what he knew made him the happiest. With that, he began writing and performing as The Hope State. Now living in Toronto, Johnson began recording with JUNO Award-winner, Crispin Day (July Talk), and is set to release his debut album – an introspective and intensely honest look at regret, depression, addiction, love and loss – in the coming months.

THE HOPE STATE CAMERON HOUSE RESIDENCY
Every Wednesday (November 8, 15, 22, 29 | December 6, 13, 20)
6-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/875014689327379/
*pay what you can

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES NEW SINGLE LARGE

SELF-TITLED ALBUM DUE JANUARY 19, 2018  VIA EONE MUSIC

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – November 3, 2017 – Today, rapper Cadence Weapon releases his new single, Large. Serving as the follow up to Don’t Talk To Me, and the critically acclaimed, My Crew (Woooo), Large is the third single from Cadence's upcoming self-titled album, set for release on January 19, 2018 via eOne Music. See below for a complete track list.

Produced by Chef Byer and Tr-wubblenaught, and premiering exclusively on RESPECT.com, Large serves as an ode to doing everything in the biggest way.  Often being put in the box as an underground rapper, Cadence Weapon says the single is an "anthem of independence. It's all about brewing out of that box and being whoever I want to be, creating my own wave and doing it big, in my own way".

The upcoming album features appearances from Deradoorian, Blue Hawaii, Brendan Phillip and Casey MQ and tracks from producers, Kaytranada, Francis Got Heat, Jacques Green and Harrison. The 12-track album is a reintroduction to Cadence Weapon as an artist, through his new music, and he's excited for the world to experience this new beginning.  

Pre-order Cadence Weapon: http://smarturl.it/cadenceweapon

Tracklist
1. Own This
2. Destination (ft. Deradoorian)
3. My Crew (Woooo)
4. Don't Talk to Me
5. Large
6. The Host
7. Five Roses (ft. Blue Hawaii)
8. Soju
9. System (ft. Brendan Philip)
10. High Rise
11. Infinity Pool (ft. Casey MQ)
12. The Afterparty

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LHASA TO RELEASE LIVE IN REYKJAVIK ON DECEMBER 1st

MONTREAL SHOW ON DECEMBER 16TH
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – November 2, 2017 – Shortly after the release of Lhasa, her third album, Lhasa de Sela and her musicians flew to Iceland to participate in the Reykjavik Arts Festival and give two concerts; on May 23rd and 24th, 2009. The Live in Reykjavik disc presents 14 songs performed for this occasion.

Accompanied on stage by Joe Grass on guitars and pedal steel, Miles Perkin on bass, Andrew Barr on drums and Sarah Pagé on harp, Lhasa played several titles from the self-titled album, revisited versions of songs from La Llorona and The Living Road, as well as a haunting revival of Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come.

Before an attentive and enraptured audience, Lhasa and her musicians gave a nuanced performance. Miles Perkin recalls the feelings that inhabited the members of the group then, who were far from suspecting that this was one of her last public performances, “Lhasa used to say that we were all singing, but she was the one with the mouth. On this occasion, I remember the breathing more than anything. It felt like the five of us were breathing together, and it felt like we were floating on something out of our control. Like a rolling tide. Each breath in that moment felt like it was precious. These were our first steps as a band, and I didn’t think for a moment that those breaths would be our last.”

Lhasa – Live in Reykjavik will be available everywhere December 1st, 2017. Discover Con Toda Palabra, a moving first preview of this unreleased album, and pre-order the album here.

A tribute concert celebrating Lhasa de Sela, and marking the 20th anniversary of La Llorona, will be presented December 16th at MTELUS in Montreal. For this occasion, the musicians who were part of this cult album’s tour have agreed to reunite. Guitarist and composer Yves Desrosiers, bassist Mario Légaré, accordionist Didier Dumoutier and drummer François Lalonde, will perform the album’s songs, which they have not done for over 15 years. Joe Grass will round out the group on pedal steel.

Artists participating in this one-night concert include Marie-Pierre Arthur, Betty Bonifassi, Ariel Engle, Fred Fortin, Camellia Jordana, Plants and Animals, Amparo Sanchez and Patrick Watson.

Tickets for the Montreal show are on sale now.

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THE GAME DROPS NEW TRACK OH I FEATURING JEREMIH, YOUNG THUG AND SEVYN

Toronto, ON – October 30, 2017 – The Game knows how to keep the ladies happy and has dropped this laid-back banger, OH I, with assistance from JeremihYoung Thug and Sevyn. With "cuffing season" right around the corner, The Game picked the perfect time to drop OH I for all the "cuffers."

OH I is the first official single from The Game's forthcoming and much-anticipated album, West Side Story, set for release in 2018; followed by his West Side Story European Tour. The Game never disappoints when it comes to putting out quality music, and as always, there's more to come from Compton's finest. 

The Game recently released Heaven 4 a Gangster, which will serve as the opening theme song for A&E’s new series, Who Killed Tupac?, which will premiere on  Tuesday, November 21 at 9 PM ET/PT on A&E.  The track, written by the Grammy-nominated rapper, was released on September 13 as a tribute coinciding with the 21st anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s untimely death. In 2016, The Game was prominently featured in and created music for the critically-acclaimed three-part A&E documentary, Streets of Compton, about the history of Compton through the eyes of its current and former residents. 

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POP EVIL ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE WAKING LIONS, AS HEARD ON SIRIUSXM OCTANE

ALL NEW SELF TITLED LP DUE FEBRUARY 16, 2018

NEW TOUR DATES ON SALE, PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

Toronto, ON – October 30, 2017 – American rock band, POP EVIL, have announced a brand new single and music video for a track called Waking Lions today, exclusively through VEVO. Previously heard on SiriusXM Octane channel, Waking Lions is the first bit of music we’re hearing from the band's 5th studio album.  “This is a Dawn of a New Day for Pop Evil," says vocalist, Leigh Kakaty. "The new lineup feels like a whole new chapter for us. We could not be more proud to lead off this new album cycle with Waking Lions, sending a positive message to our fans.” 

Pop Evil teamed up with Columbia Tatone on the video and couldn't be happier with the outcome. “Columbia brought a unique and distinctive approach with her visuals for our new music video.  We really feel she delivered the energy that the song carries.”

Pop Evil will release Pop Evil, their fifth studio LP, on February 16, 2018 via Entertainment One. 

The band brought on veteran producer, Kato Khandwala, and have been hard at work since early June. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios, and finished up the album at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA earlier this month.


The new self-titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard U.S, Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with Footsteps, If Only For Now, Ways to Get High and Take It All. Footsteps not only reached #1, but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band's career.

The band is gearing up for their busiest touring cycle yet in 2018. In the meantime, they're on the road right now on select headline dates and will be heading out in November with special guests, DED, and Lionize. See a complete list of dates below.  

Pop Evil is: Leigh Kakaty / Hayley Cramer / Dave Grahs / Matt DiRito / Nick Fuelling

TOUR DATES:
November 16 - Manchester Music Hall - Lexington, KY    
November 17 - Oddbody's - Dayton, OH    
November 18 - House of Blues Cleveland - Cleveland, OH    
November 20 - Jergel's Rhythm Grille - Warrendale, PA    
November 21 - The Forge - Joliet, IL
November 22 - Spicoli's - Waterloo, IA    
November 25 - Regency Live - Springfield, MO    
November 26 - Sammy T's Music Hall - Huntsville, AL    
November 29 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN    
December 1 - The Apollo Theatre Ac - Belvidere, IL    
December 2 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE  

Pre-order Pop Evil: http://smarturl.it/PEV

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THE RUBENS RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE MILLION MAN

TRACK IS COLLABORATION WITH
RUN THE JEWELS

SONG TO APPEAR ON BAND’S ANTICIPATED
NEW ALBUM DUE OUT IN 2018

Toronto, ON – October 27, 2017 – The Rubens return with new single, Million Man (via Ivy League Records) – a soulful, groove-fuelled track, that follows on where their now certified platinum, #1 triple j’s hottest 100 single, Hoops, left off.

The story of Million Man begins at 2013’s Laneway Music Festival, where The Rubens befriended NYC rapper, EL-P (Run The Jewels) and his band, which included his Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers, Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz).

After a few nights spent drinking in New York at a bar that Torbitt and Wilder co-owned, it seemed their effortless friendship could lead to a pretty interesting musical collaboration.

2017 and those musings became reality when both producers flew out from the bustling streets of New York City to the band’s newly created recording studio, housed in a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney’s deep South West.

On the collaboration, keyboard/vocalist/songwriter, Elliott Margin says, “When it came time to look for a producer for this new record, we realized that they'd be the perfect guys to work with. ‘Million Man’ was the first track we worked on in the studio with the boys. It was genuinely just a fun time building the song and being creative together.”

Written by Elliott in the height of their Hoops album campaign, which saw The Rubens play sold out shows at the Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena, and the single Hoops and album reach certified platinum and gold sales respectively, Million Man itself seemed to come on unexpectedly:

“The song itself kind of came from nowhere, just sitting at the piano and playing whatever came out,” says Elliott. “As the song developed, the lyrics slowly came and spelled out a story and the rest came from there. The chorus was an easy flowing one, which is rare.”

Million Man marks the first single off the band’s highly anticipated third album, due for release in 2018.

As the band gear up for what is bound to be a massive return to the stage and airwaves, Million Man should well and truly set the tone for what fans can expect to come from The Rubens. Get excited.

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RHYE RELEASE NEW SONG TASTE

2018 TOUR WITH SHOWS IN
MONTREAL AND TORONTO ANNOUNCED  

 

TICKETS ON-SALE TODAY AT 10 AM LOCAL TIME

Toronto, ON — October 27, 2017 — Today, Rhye releases another new song entitled Taste. The new single is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music via Last Gang Records, and will be featured on the group’s much anticipated sophomore album, due for release in early 2018. The forthcoming album follows Rhye’s debut, Woman, which was released in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Sonically, Taste is reflective of the band’s evolving live show as the group gears up for extensive touring next year.

Rhye frontman, Milosh, comments, “We’re hitting the road hard in 2018. So much of the new music we’re making has been inspired and influenced by our live show and all the touring we’ve done over the last few years, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Today we’re happy to present ‘Taste’…something to satiate you until we meet again.”

Earlier this week, Rhye announced a 2018 tour, which will kick off in Mexico City on February 1st and visit cities across North America and Europe going into the spring. Rhye will be stopping in Montreal on March 3rd before hitting Milosh’s hometown of Toronto on March 5th. Tickets for all dates are available for purchase starting today at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete schedule and purchase links.

Taste follows the summer release of Please and Summer Days, and the Roosevelt Remix for Summer Days, along with two accompanying videos. These tracks mark the first bits of new music from Rhye in four years following 2013’s critically exalted Woman. Watch the videos for Please here and Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix) here.

Rhye Live Dates - 2018
February 1 - Mexico City, MX - Fronton Mexico - Tickets
February 2 - Guadalajara, MX - C3 Stage - Tickets
February 22 - Miami, FL - The Ground - Tickets
February 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social - Tickets
February 24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets
February 26 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - Tickets
February 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer - Tickets
February 28 - Boston, MA - Paradise - Tickets
March 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel - Tickets
March 3 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre - Tickets
March 5 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall - Tickets

March 6 - Detroit, MI - El Club - Tickets
March 8 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - Tickets
March 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Club - Tickets
March 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum - Tickets
March 23 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo - Tickets
March 24 - Zurich, CH - M4 Music Festival
March 25 - Brussels, BE - AB Ballroom - Tickets
March 27 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega - Tickets
March 28 - Stockholm, SE - Vasateatern - Tickets
March 30 - Berlin, DE - Funkhaus - Tickets
March 31 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan - Tickets
April 1 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso - Tickets
April 3 - London, UK - KOKO - Tickets

About Rhye:
A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye find humanity in musicality. Driven by this approach, the group quietly transformed into a phenomenon with the arrival of their 2013 debut, Woman. The record garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork who dubbed it “Best New Album.” Open would concurrently accumulate over 44.5 million Spotify streams, while The Fall surpassed 24.7 million. Along the way, they sold out theaters around the globe between standout festival sets at Coachella, Pitchfork, and a highlight concert in Denmark accompanied by a 49-piece all-girls choir. As the band began writing in 2016, this expansive live show indelibly impacted their second full-length album in 2017. The first single, Please, siphons a gorgeous vocal plea through a kaleidoscope of sparse percussion and piano that’s simultaneously stirring, stark, and sensual. It’s a new musical experience. It’s Rhye.

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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THE MARCUS KING BAND RELEASE DUE NORTH EP

OUT NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – October 27, 2017The Marcus King Band has released a new four-song collection titled Due North EP, out now via Fantasy Records. The EP is now available for purchase and streaming at all major retailers.

The digital-only EP consists of three songs the band recorded during their sessions at The Carriage House Studio in Stamford, Connecticut, for their sophomore album, The Marcus King Bandwith producer, Warren Haynes, and a fourth live recording: an epic 15-minute medley of the band's Sharry Barry, Sliced Milk (Jeff Sipe cover), 25 Or 6 To 4 (Chicago cover), I'll Stay (Funkadelic cover), and Gloomy Sunday (famously covered by Billie Holiday). 

"The Due North EP is a love note from the band of words we didn't get to say," explains frontman, Marcus King. "Songs that are a big part of our live repertoire that we would like to share with everyone. Also included is a recording of the 'Sharry Barry' medley from Chicago last winter to give a taste of MKB recorded live."

In addition to Sharry Barry, the EP features two other original compositions, What's Right and Slip Back, along with a cover of the Marshall Tucker Band's, This Ol' Cowboy.

Recently, The Marcus King Band hosted their own music festival, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, which took place on October 6 and 7 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC and featured artists like Blackberry Smoke, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, David Shaw, Muddy Magnolias and more. 

Late last year, The Marcus King Band released their sophomore, self-titled album on Fantasy Records. This year, the band made their network television debut on CBS This Morning Saturday where they performed Rita Is Gone and Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That. Marcus King made the cover of Guitar Player Magazine in August of 2017 as one of "10 Young Players Spreading The Gospel of Kick-Ass Guitar."

Throughout 2017, The Marcus King Band has toured non-stop across the US and Europe several times and has performed at The Ride Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Lockn' Festival, Fuji Rocks Festival and many more. Find a full list of upcoming tour dates below.

Track List:
1. What’s Right
2. This Ol’ Cowboy 
3. Slip Back
4. Sharry Barry/Sliced Milk/25 Or 6 To 4/I’ll Stay/Gloomy Sunday (Live)

Tour Dates:
October 29: Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 30: State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
October 31: High Dive in Gainesville, FL
November 11: The Maple Leaf in New Orleans, LA*
November 22: Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, AL**
December 15: The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA^
December 16: The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA^
December 27: Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
December 28: Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
December 29: Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
December 30: Palace Theatre in Albany, NY
December 31: Baltimore Sound Stage in Baltimore, MD
January 17-22: Jam Cruise in Miami, FL
February 26 – March 2: Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea in Miami, FL
March 9: All that Jazz in Blois, FR
March 10: All that Jazz in Moulins, FR
March 12: All that Jazz in Rodez, FR
March 13: All That Jazz in Agen, FR
March 14: All That Jazz in Periguex, FR
March 16: All That Jazz in Mer, FR
March 18: La Maladerie in Beauvais, FR
March 19: Casino in Dunkerque, FR
^ with The Revivalists
*Marcus King with Naughty Professor
**Marcus King with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band

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PUPPY UNLEASH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE DEMONS

THE FIRST TRACK TO BE REVEALED FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

ON TOUR IN THE UK NOW

Toronto, ON – October 26, 2017 – Puppy has created a video for new single, Demons. Directed and produced by Puppy drummer, Billy Howard Price, the video delves into their recent exploration of ‘Ascension & Transcendence’. Watch the video for Demons here. 

“The song is about learning to live with and accept your demons, and how they can even have a positive impact on your life. For the video we wanted to create something inspired by various cults, quasi-religions & pseudo-sciences that literally sell the notion that they can free you from unhappiness. Which is of course a lie as true happiness can only come from buying the music & merchandise of Puppy.” 

Meanwhile, Puppy has been in the studio working on their debut album with producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Killing Joke). New song, Demons, is the very first taste of new music from that forthcoming record. A release date for the album will be revealed in due course.

Additionally, Puppy has reissued their reworked EP, Vol II, on CD and vinyl via Spinefarm Records. This new six-track version has been remastered and expanded, with video track, Beast, now featured, and pressed onto ‘crystal clear’ vinyl with extra artwork elements added. One in every 20 of the vinyl versions contains a surprise treat from the band; these include Polaroids, hand-written notes and drawings. Purchase your copy here: https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/Xj_XO

On the live front, Puppy are now on tour as main support to Kvelertak across four UK dates. These gigs, as well as details of Puppy’s additional headline shows plus three in support of Raging Speedhorn, are listed below.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Oct 26 – Audio, Glasgow
Oct 27 – Corporation, Sheffield w/Kvelertak
Oct 28 – Asylum Bar and Venue, Birmingham
Oct 29 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham w/Kvelertak
Oct 30 – Boston Music Room, London
Nov 24 – The Parish, Huddersfield w/ Raging Speedhorn
Nov 25 – The Anvil, Bournemouth w/ Raging Speedhorn
Nov 26 – Firebug, Leicester w/ Raging Speedhorn

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SORAN SHARES I WISH

THE FIRST NEW TRACK FROM HIS DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM COMING IN 2018

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – October 26, 2017 – Today, Montreal-based pop artist, Soran, shares I Wish – the first new song from his upcoming debut release, due out in 2018 via Audiogram. Have a look at the lyric video here.

With high hopes following his discovery by the public during his remarkable stint on La Voix, Soran stands out from the pack with this catchy song. Against a melancholy, bittersweet yet hopeful backdrop, he talks to a girl with whom he would like something more. He wishes many things, he has much he wants to say to her, but she doesn’t care. Then, the meaning of the song reveals itself, proving to be much larger; everyone hopes, everyone wishes, and this girl is the world – she is life itself. And while we aren’t much in the grand scheme of things and we are ultimately helpless, we must persist, and we must exist. I Wish is a thoughtful reflection via “poptimism” – a young artist questioning himself while going through a romantic situation, extrapolated on a human scale.

Born on the south shore of Montreal from a Japanese mother and a French father, Soran grew up surrounded by his dad’s musical instruments. He experimented with them, even though his father didn’t accompany him during this learning process. At age four, Soran played drums, but his brother refused to join him on bass, so he abandoned music for the first time. After a few years playing percussions in high school, he once again moved on in order to focus on visual arts.

Around the same time, he stopped listening to music, satisfied to catch whatever he heard around him. During a trip to New York, he bought a guitar from a homeless person and rediscovered the pleasure of playing right away. Music came back into his life with a pure dose of inspiration. He recorded a fifteen-second video in his bedroom that received hundreds of reactions on social media, much to his surprise. Several other videos followed – often outstanding covers of songs he’d heard only once, and then recreated in his own style. In order to remain humble in the face of this exponential online success, he would perform anonymously in the metro. This is where La Voix noticed him. A few months later, all four coaches of the TV show turned their chair during his reggae version of Hotel California.

Fond of playing music more than of listening to it, Soran returned to songwriting, putting his unique touch on catchy pop compositions that make people want to dance and sing along. Before committing to one of the labels that offered him a record deal, Soran decided to play guitar in the metro again. He also traveled across the province to give a series of self-produced concerts, just for the fun of playing and sharing his music on stage. Then in Fall 2016, Audiogram announced it had signed the young sensation, who will release his first album of original songs in 2018. Soran played every instrument on the record, in addition to coproducing it with the help of Alex McMahon.

Music is here to stay this time – and it will be vividly experienced.

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CYHRA DEBUT ALBUM LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT NOW

CYHRA
DEBUT ALBUM LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT NOW


"What a debut album! 11 out of 10 in Spinal Tap terms. What a terrific combination of great songs, bundles of talent, fab band chemistry and flawless execution. Thank you for the music. When I listen to melodic metal, I want it to be skilled, flawless and with fine craftsmanship demonstrated in both songwriting and delivery. With Cyhra I get it all." – Roppongi Rocks

10/10 – Rockbladet.se

9/10 – Musicalypse.net

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2017 – Cyhra
, a new band featuring Jake E., Jesper Strömbland, Peter Iwers, Alex Landenburg and Euge Valtovirta have released their critically acclaimed debut album, Letters To Myself.

The album features plenty of the magic that each member of the band has become known for over the years. From the catchy twin-guitar attack of Jesper Strömblad & Euge Valovirta, the soaring, soulful splendour of Jake E.’s unmistakable voice to the pummeling, groove-driven precision of Peter Iwers’ and Alex Landenburg’s rhythmic bedrock, every last moment crackles with the excitement of fresh territory, new challenges, and a brand new identity for all involved to embrace.

The album was recorded & produced at various studios around the world, but mainly in Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden by Jakob Herrmann (Amaranthe, Anthrax, etc.) and at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark by Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Volbeat, etc.), who also mixed & mastered the album.

Letters To Myself album track-listing:
Karma
Heartrage
Here To Save You
Muted Life
Closure
Letter To Myself
Dark Clarity
Holding Your Breath
Rescue Ride
Black Wings
Inside A Lullaby
Dead To Me

Letters To Myself is available here:
https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/cyhra

Formed in 2016 by long-time friends Jake E. and Jesper Strömblad, Cyhra has already lit a fire under the contemporary metal scene that promises to blaze for decades to come.

“The excitement that I feel about Cyhra is over the top,” Jake E. exclaims. “I have to pinch myself every day to make sure it’s not just another dream. I am so proud of the music we have created and finally I can show it to the world!”

“For the first time for as long as I can remember, I feel I am a part of something special,” 
adds Strömblad. “This band has helped me regain my true passion for music. Finally, I can share this with the world!”

Cyhra plan to tour globally in support of their Spinefarm debut, with their first show scheduled for October 27th 2017 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland.

Cyhra are:
Vocals: Jake E (ex-Amaranthe)
Guitar: Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames)
Guitar: Euge Valovirta (ex-Shining)
Bass: Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames)
Drums: Alex Landenburg (ex-Annihilator)

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OUR LADY PEACE DEBUTS DROP ME IN THE WATER VIDEO WITH PASTE MAGAZINE

VIDEO IS THE FIRST EPISODE IN
THE BAND’S MINISERIES

TRACK APPEARS ON BAND’S NEW EP SOMETHINGNESS, VOLUME 1

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2017 – Today, Our Lady Peace release a brand new video for their song Drop Me In The Water. The track comes from Somethingness, Volume 1 – the first half of the band’s new two-volume series – while the video is the first “episode” of a video series that they have created. With some serious cinematic value, the series features YouTube star, Matthew Santoro.

“This was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of my career. As a long time fan of OLP it was truly a privilege to be a part of the visuals for such amazing music,” says Santoro.  Vocalist, Raine Maida adds, “The Somethingness series of videos explores the personal stories that happen every day, all around us. Matt did a great job at allowing us to view these though his lens.”

Maida continues, “The songs on Somethingness are working. We’ve had the unique opportunity to play them live before their release to amazing crowd reaction. The irony is, not since Clumsy, have we seen such overwhelmingly positive reaction so this tour is the perfect pairing between old and new.” Watch Drop Me In The Water here.

Somethingness, Volume 1 is presently available via iTunes and Spotify – featuring Hiding Place For Hearts, Falling Into Place, Nice To Meet You, and the new single, Drop Me In The Water. The completion of the album, Volume 2 (which includes Ballad of A Poet – a heartfelt tribute to friend, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, who passed recently) is due out by the end of the year. 

Our Lady Peace’s Clumsy, released in 1997 via Columbia Records, bore the Hot 100 Airplay hit singles, SuperMan’s Dead, Clumsy, and 4AM. The album attained Platinum status in the US and Diamond status in the band’s native Canada. Our Lady Peace’s current US tour is a celebration of 20 years of great music, starting with Clumsy and including all their hits over the years, along with new music from Somethingness.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 25 – Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Phoenix, AZ
October 27 – Caesars Atlantic City – Atlantic City, NJ
October 28 – Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den – Montville, CT
October 30 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
November 1 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
November 2 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
November 3 – Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO
November 5 – Music Hall Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
November 6 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
November 7 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
November 9 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
November 10 – Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
November 12 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
November 15 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
November 16 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA
November 17 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
November 19 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
November 20 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
November 21 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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THE 2017 SLAIGHT FAMILY POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, produced by Blue Ant Media, announced the winning albums for the 2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize today.

The winners were chosen from four short lists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote and one by the jury. Voting opened at the Polaris Music Prize Gala on September 18, 2017 and ended on October 19.

The winners of the 2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize are:

1960-1975
Public: Gordon Lightfoot — Lightfoot!
Jury: The Band — The Band

1976 - 1985
Public: Harmonium — L’Heptade
Jury: Glenn Gould – Bach: The Goldberg Variations

1986-1995
Public: The Tragically Hip — Fully Completely
Jury: Eric’s Trip — Love Tara

1996-2005
Public: Feist — Let It Die
Jury: k-os — Joyful Rebellion

“Congratulations to all the winning artists. You’ve created important memorable recordings that have had a lasting impact on the musical landscape... I have tremendous appreciation for the work that has gone into creating these timeless albums,” said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Slaight Communications.

“It's not easy to designate one album for each decade of Canadian music as the country's best, choosing from all the different genres and local scenes and weighing musicianship, influence, innovation and lasting impact,” said Mary Dickie, the Heritage Prize jury foreperson. “The 2017 Heritage Prize jury listened hard, argued harder and eventually came up with this brilliant and diverse list of Canadian classics. Congratulations to all the winners!”

Gilbert Li, who curated the 2017 Polaris Music Prize posters and the posters for the 2016 Heritage Prize, will return to select eight new artists to pay tribute to the winning records.

The records that did not get selected as winners will remain on the short lists for the 2018 Heritage Prize. Two more records for each period will be selected by the jury.

The jury selected records for the Heritage Prize in accordance with existing Polaris criteria; to honour and reward artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. It is our version of a “hall of fame”.

The 2017 Polaris Heritage Prize is supported by Slaight Music and Re:Sound.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

About the Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize, produced by Blue Ant Media, is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. Polarismusicprize.ca

About Slaight Music
Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian Music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. www.slaightmusic.com

About Re:Sound
Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company that advocates for music creators, educates music users, licenses businesses and distributes royalties to creators - all to help build a thriving and sustainable music industry in Canada. www.resound.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.ca
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Media Contacts:
Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Media assets: 
(Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DU PATRIMOINE POLARIS DE LA FAMILLE SLAIGHT 2017 ANNONCE LES GAGNANTS

TORONTO, ON - Le mardi 24 Octobre 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, produit par Blue Ant Media, a annoncé les gagnants du Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight 2017 aujourd’hui.

Les gagnants ont été choisis à partir de quatre courtes listes, chacune représentant une époque musicale distincte, et ont été sélectionnés par un groupe d’historiens et de journalistes experts en musique canadienne. Deux gagnants ont été choisis pour chaque époque - un par le vote du public et un par le jury. Le vote a débuté le soir du gala du Prix de musique Polaris le 18 septembre dernier et s’est terminé le 19 octobre.

Les gagnants du Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight 2017 sont:

1960-1975
Public: Gordon Lightfoot — Lightfoot!
Jury: The Band — The Band

1976 - 1985
Public: Harmonium — L’Heptade
Jury: Glenn Gould – Bach: The Goldberg Variations

1986-1995
Public: The Tragically Hip — Fully Completely
Jury: Eric’s Trip — Love Tara

1996-2005
Public: Feist — Let It Die
Jury: k-os — Joyful Rebellion

« Félicitations à tous les artistes récipiendaires du Prix du Patrimoine. Vous avez créé d’importants et de mémorables enregistrements qui ont eu un impact durable sur le paysage musical... J’apprécie énormément tout le travail que vous avez mis dans la création de ces albums indémodables, » a dit Gary Slaight, Président et PDG de Slaight Communications.

« Il n’est pas facile de désigner un album pour chaque époque musicale canadienne comme étant le meilleur au pays. Il faut choisir parmi différents genres musicaux et scènes locales, tout en évaluant la musicalité, l’influence, l’innovation et l’impact durable, » a expliqué Mary Dickie, la représentante du jury du Prix du Patrimoine. « Le jury du Prix du Patrimoine 2017 a écouté attentivement, a beaucoup débattu et est finalement arrivé avec cette brillante liste diversifiée de classiques canadiens. Félicitations à tous les gagnants! »

Gilbert Li, qui a commissionné les affiches du Prix de musique Polaris 2017 et celles du Prix du Patrimoine 2016, choisira huit nouveaux artistes qui rendront hommage aux albums gagnants.

Les albums qui n’ont pas été choisis comme gagnant demeureront sur les courtes listes du Prix du Patrimoine 2018. Ainsi, deux autres albums provenant de chaque époque, choisis par le jury, seront ajoutés à chacune des courtes listes. 

Étant la version du Polaris d’un temple de la renommée, le jury a sélectionné les albums du Prix du Patrimoine en suivant les mêmes critères que le Prix Polaris; les albums sont jugés uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums.

Le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris 2017 est soutenu par Slaight Music et Re:Sound.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. Polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de Slaight Music
Slaight Music a été fondée en 2011 et a comme mandat de soutenir la communauté musicale canadienne à l’aide d’une variété d’initiatives, et de développer le talent canadien via des partenariats stratégiques avec des pairs de l’industrie. www.slaightmusic.com

À propos de Ré:Sonne
:Sonne est la société canadienne de gestion de droits musicaux à but non lucratif qui défend les créateurs de musique, éduque les utilisateurs de musique, émet des licences pour les entreprises et distribue les redevances aux créateurs dans le but d’aider à bâtir une industrie musicale prospère et durable au Canada. www.resound.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale qui produit et distribue du contenu, et qui opère des chaînes. À partir de nos maisons de production à travers le monde, nous créons divers contenus incluant du divertissement factuel, de courtes séries numériques et des émissions jeunesse. Notre entreprise de distribution, Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2300 heures de contenu, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Les canaux d’affaires internationaux de Blue Ant Media offrent un portefeuille de marques médiatiques telles que Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) et HGTV (Nouvelle-Zélande). Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto, avec des bureaux à Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, Londres, Sydney, Beijing et Taipei. blueantmedia.ca
Suivez-nous sur: Twitter / LinkedIN / Instagram 

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec 
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Matériel promo:
(Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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MATT HOLUBOWSKI RELEASES DELUXE VERSION OF SOLITUDES (EPILOGUE)

ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW

NOMINATED FOR TWO AWARDS AT
THE ADISQ GALA THIS YEAR

CONTINUES SOLITUDES TOUR IN QUEBEC

Toronto, ON – October 24, 2017 – Matt Holubowski
presents Solitudes (Epilogue), an extended version of his album, Solitudes. Released on October 20th, the deluxe record includes the complete Solitudes record, in addition to Epilogue, an EP of three songs – two of which were composed this summer: The Weatherman (or, The Felonies are Magnets on my Coat), and Nostalgiablue; while Dawn, She Woke Me had never appeared on a recording, but was well known to those that had seen his live show. Solitudes (Epilogue) is now available on all digital platforms and as a limited edition CD. Watch the album trailer here.

In Montreal’s studios, Madame Wood & Dandurand, Matt was surrounded by his faithful tour-mates: Stéphane Bergeron (drums, percussion), Marc-André Landry (bass), Simon Angell (guitar, omnichord, organ, wurlitzer), Marianne Houle (cello, ukulele) and Christian-Adam Gilbert (sound recording). The songs found on Solitudes come to life also thanks to Julie Boivin (violin), Sarah Martineau (viola) and the producer Connor Seidel, while the updated album cover was designed once again by Mathilde Corbeil.

Matt has also received his very first nominations at the ADISQ Gala this year, for Album of the Year – Anglophone, and Tour of the Year – Anglophone. The awards will be presented on October 26th during the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ, live on Télé-Québec.

Concertgoers can catch Matt live as he tours through the fall and into 2018 (full details below). See here for ticket information.

TOUR DATES:
October 25 – Salle Desjardins-Telus – Rimouski, QC
October 26 – Salle jean-Cossette – Amqui, QC
October 27 – Quai des Arts – Carleton, QC
October 28 – Salle de Spectacle de Chandler – Chandler, QC
November 1 – Café-Théâtre Graffiti – Port-Cartier, QC
November 2 – Espace Alcoa – Baie-Comeau, QC
November 3 – Salle Lucien-Bellemare – Matane, QC
November 4 – Cabaret des Mauvaises Habitudes – Rivière-du-Loup, QC
November 9 – Complexe culturel Félix-Leclerc – La Tuque, QC
November 10 – Vieux-Couvent de Saint-Prime – St-Prime, QC
November 11 – La Boite à Bleuets – Alma, QC
November 12 – Imago Village – Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC
November 16 – Le Club Square Dix30 – Brossard, QC
November 17 – Théâtre Belcourt – Baie-du-febvre, QC
November 18 – Maison de la Culture de Waterloo – Waterloo, QC
November 24 – L’Entrepôt – Lachine, QC
November 25 – Théâtre Granada – Sherbrooke, QC
January 26 – Salle Pauline-Julien – Sainte-Geneviève, QC
January 27 – Église Ste-Thérèse-d'Avila – Ste-Thérèse
February 2 – Muni-Spec – Mont-Laurier, QC
February 9 – Cabaret-Théâtre du Vieux-St-Jean – St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
February 10 – Centre culturel de St-John – Bromont, QC
February 16 – L’Impérial Bell – Quebec, QC
February 24 – Salle Jean-Louis-Millette – Longueuil, QC
March 1 – Café culturel de la Chasse-Galerie – Lavaltrie, QC
March 3 – Vieux clocher de Magog – Magog, QC
March 8 – Théâtre Desjasdins – LaSalle QC
March 23 – Salle Promutuel Assurance – Montmagny, QC
March 24 – Le BeauLieu du Témiscouata – Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC
March 29 – Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde – St-Hyacinthe, QC
March 30 – Théâtre Banque Nationale – Chicoutimi, QC
April 6 – Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne – Terrebonne, QC

www.mattholubowski.com

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THE PROJEKTOR TO RELEASE NEW EP ON NOVEMBER 24TH

EP IS PART II IN A III PART SET OF RELEASES

FULL ALBUM TO BE SHARED IN 2018

LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE FAKE CASTLES

Toronto, ON – October 24, 2017 –
Toronto-born bassist/singer/songwriter, Alex St. Kitts, has trekked around the world performing with Canadian and international acts alike, and now he is thrilled to delve into his own solo project as The Projektor. St. Kitts will share two EPs, which will come together as a full-length album in 2018. Have a listen to the lead single, Fake Castles, which is featured on the first EP – set for release on November 24th.

“I’m really excited about these upcoming EPs – it’s my first real step out of the shadows of being a side person and into becoming an artist,” says St. Kitts. “It's an opportunity to tell the stories I want to tell, and reach out to people. If you start dancing along to these songs that’s awesome too!”

As a professional bassist, St. Kitts has had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of k-os, Michelle Treacy, SATE, Tony Royster Jr. Jeremy Taggart (Our Lady Peace), Alyssa Reid, Adrian X (Drake), Digging Roots, JP Saxe, Slakah The Beatchild, Chloe Charles, and many more. He has performed at the American Music Awards with Pop-R&B artist, Francesco Yates, and alongside Ed Sheeran at the Much Music Video Awards.

Keep your ears open for The Projektor II and stay tuned for Part III in 2018!

THE PROJEKTOR II TRACKLISTING:
Don't Say Love
Fake Castles
She Does
In a Dream
Love Sick
Sweet Surrender
Love Shines

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www.alexstkitts.com

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ONLY YOURS SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR EDGE OF MY DREAMS

VIDEO PREMIERES ON INDIE88

Toronto, ON – October 23, 2017 – Only Yours has shared the brand new music video for their song, Edge Of My Dreams. Directed by award-winning writer, director and photographer, Fraser Thomas White, the video acts as a guide to the band’s hometown of Toronto – featuring six different locations across the city. Watch the video here, which premiered exclusively with Indie88.

“Working alongside director, Fraser Thomas White and cinematographer, Robert Lyte, was a long time coming and we couldn't be happier with the results for Edge Of My Dreams,” says Only Yours frontman, Lowell Sostomi. “We shot at six locations throughout Toronto, including our favourite bar, Unlovable and filmed through all hours of the day/night in order to capture the dream-like scenes. Edge Of My Dreams is one of our favourite tracks off of our EP and features one of our favourite vocalists in the city, Leah Fay of July Talk.”

Edge Of My Dreams
follows the band’s previously released singles, Waiting (featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Music Now, and Indie All Stars playlists), Living For The Moment (which Indie Current dubbed “indie-pop perfection”) and the band's debut single, Different (which hit over 100K Spotify streams in its first 2 weeks).

The Toronto-based indie-pop outfit, led by songwriter, Lowell Sostomi, was originally conceived as an avenue for Sostomi and Kyle Watt to explore their interest in more experimental electronic music following the dissolution of an earlier project, but over time was reshaped as Sostomi’s songwriting instinct came to the fore. As the band evolved Sostomi and Watt recruited bassist Devon Henderson and drummer Shaun Hogan to forge a sound at once anthemic and introspective – informed by an attention to textural detail born from their early experimentations, but rooted in Sostomi's traditional songwriting sensibilities without being too tightly tethered to the past. The group effortlessly combines anthemic, melodic choruses with clean, crisp studio tones, late 70s production values and hard-hitting rhythm sections. The band released their self-titled EP via Pirates Blend in October 2016.

“At the pinnacle of the 80s pop music Renaissance, Only Yours have taken a page out of the books of the greats like as Tears for Tears and Gary Jules. ‘Different’, aptly put, is a refreshing take on the synth-lead pop genre.”Indie88

“’Edge of my Dreams’ offers us a deeper dive into the sound of this relatively new band: vintage synths and flowing keys — textures that enrich lead singer Lowell Sostomi's voice, making the track come together really well.”CBC

"’Different’ is all hooks, a bold chorus, and a glistening verse that arrives with a bittersweet flair...it's an oft replicated mixture, but one rarely completed with such applomb, as with this rising Canadian quartet.”Clash

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

soundcloud.com/onlyyoursmusic

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

 

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HIP HOP ARTIST WAKA FLOCKA FLAME SET TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS

FLOCKAVELI II OUT EARLY 2018 

LEAD SINGLES CIRCLES AND TRAP MY ASS OFF AVAILABLE NOW 

Toronto, ON – October 23, 2017 – Global icon and hip-hop artist, Waka Flocka Flame, is back and better than ever with his new album, Flockaveli II, set to drop in early 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). His first solo album release in five years, the “No Hands” MC returns to his trap roots with the album’s first releases, Trap My Ass Off and Circles.
 
“This is the fourth time I’ve made Flockaveli II,” says Waka. “I lost the original version when I lost my hard drives, and then I lost two more after that. With this version of the album I just did it.”
 
Despite the delays, Waka trusted his team, DJs and fans, with the end result being the Louney G-produced club anthem, Trap My Ass Off, to kick off the release, and the super personal and autobiographical, Circles. Produced by longtime collaborator, Southside, Circles is the EDM-infused track featuring rapper, Derez Deshon. The song was the only one that survived from the original Flockaveli II. “It’s the only record I have ever made that I had tears in my eyes,” explains Waka. “It reminds me of all the pain I overcame.” Having recorded 42 different racks, it wasn’t easy for Waka and his team to get down to the final 19 to make Flockaveli II. The album features some of Waka’s longtime producers including Lex Leuger, Supa Mario and C Notes, as well as newcomers, TurnUP Josh.
 
For Waka, it’s always been about remaining true to his roots. He first rose to prominence as Gucci Mane’s protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, he released the first volume of his street classic, Salute Me or Shoot Me, which featured anthems like We On The Way, Dreads N Gold, and his breakout single O Let’s Do It. The mixtape was followed by Flockaveli, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. He’s since collaborated with fellow A-listers like Drake, Future and A$AP Rocky, and his high-energy performances, both in the booth and onstage, have earned him the title of “Turn Up God,” and is one of the many reasons that he’s been welcomed into the world of EDM. In addition to touring with Steve Aoki, Waka has also recorded with Borgore and Flosstradamus.
 
With an ever-growing fan base that he calls his family - 1.9 million Twitter followers (@WakaFlockaBSM) and 2.4 million Instagram followers (@WakaFlocka) - Waka says Flockaveli II is for them. “An album is supposed to be personal. People want to hear me,” he says. “There was a whole bunch of frustration and anger making this album but I want people to know the same as Flockaveli II. Better delivery, better flow. This is a Waka Flocka album.”
 
For more information on Waka Flocka Flame visit www.wakaflocka.com

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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JOHNSON CROOK RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE MINNEDOSA

DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM OUT NOW

BAND TO PERFORM HOMETOWN TORONTO SHOW
AT THE RIVOLI ON OCTOBER 27th

Toronto, ON – October 16, 2017 – Johnson Crook wrapped up the summer with the release of their debut full-length record – aptly titled, The Album – and now they’re rolling into the fall with the premiere of their official music video for the infectious single, Minnedosa – a song about the Crook brothers’ original hometown in Manitoba. Watch the video here. Toronto fans will get to hear the song live at the end of the month when the band takes to the Rivoli stage on October 27th to get audiences up and moving to their energetic live show.

“Minnedosa is the only song on The Album that all four of us had a hand in writing,” comments the band. “Even though it specifically names the Crook brothers’ hometown of Minnedosa, Manitoba, the theme of the song is universal. We’ve all felt the pull of the big city and the need to get out of the town where we grew up. In fact, we didn’t meet until we all had moved to Toronto! The song came about one night when we were talking about our lives in Toronto, reminiscing about where we grew up, and people from back home.”

Nathan Crook remarks, “I love Minnedosa. The story in this song isn’t necessarily reflective of how we feel about the town.” His brother, Trevor, adds, “Minnedosa is like a sanctuary for me. A special place I can escape to and truly find myself again.”

It’s almost impossible not to feel a connection to Johnson Crook’s music after first hearing it. Audiences across Canada can attest to that as well, something the band acknowledges has been crucial to their development. Expect to see the band in your town at some point in the wake of the album release. Every stop brings with it a story that could become a new song, and as a group founded on the principles of equality, Johnson Crook’s creative potential is limitless.

JOHNSON CROOK @ THE RIVOLI
Friday, October 27
Rivoli (332 Queen W, Toronto)
Doors @ 9pm
www.facebook.com/events/171469416757505

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www.johnsoncrook.com

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A FELLOW SHIP NEW EP THE BLACK SHEEP OUT NOW

UPCOMING SHOW AT THE BABY G OCTOBER 28

STREAM NEW SINGLE, A MILLION VOICES

Toronto, ON – October 13, 2017 –
Folk-pop band, A Fellow Ship, are thrilled to have shared their brand new EP, The Black Sheep - released on September 30th. After finishing their Eastern Canadian tour, which wrapped on the EP release day with a lively Toronto show at the Horseshoe Tavern, the band is excited to hit a hometown stage again - this time taking to the Baby G for a show on October 28th. See event details here and stream the band’s latest single, A Million Voices.

A Fellow Ship is a 7-piece collective from Toronto. Their long time camaraderie and combined love for music and good company has evolved into a mighty clash of folk, pop, jazz, funk, and soul, leaving nothing but dancing in it’s wake. The band released their self-titled debut EP in June 2015, have a listen here. A Fellow Ship is Joe Dent (guitar, vocals), Forest Van Winkle (vocals), Jack Stone (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Teddy Liptay (keyboard), Tristan Schultz (bass), Ryan Johnston (drums), and Austin Jones (trumpet). Their latest EP also features John Nicholson (saxophone). Recorded at Marquee Sound in Toronto, The Black Sheep EP was produced by award winning producer, John Switzer.

A FELLOW SHIP AT THE BABY G
Saturday, October 28
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1549491
*opening for Kasador

DOWNLOAD – Album Cover Artwork | DOWNLOAD – High Res Press Photo

www.afellowship.net

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AUGUST BURNS RED RELEASE NEW ALBUM PHANTOM ANTHEM TODAY

WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE THE FROST

CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – October 13, 2017 – Today, Lancaster, PA's August Burns Red release their new album, Phantom Anthem – the follow-up to 2015’s Found In Far Away Places, which earned the band a GRAMMY nomination for Best Metal Performance. The album is available now at AugustBurnsRed.com. Watch the official music video for new single, The Frost.

August Burns Red recently wrapped up their European headline tour for the 10-year anniversary tour of their much-loved album, Messengers (2007), and will be touring North America through the fall. Full tour dates below.  

By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That's been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it's quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet-JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]-into a GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. Their journey began back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Matt's family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs. A hard-earned high watermark, 2015's Found In Far Away Places marked their second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The single "Identity" notched a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of "Best Metal Performance." A streaming juggernaut, both "Identity" and "Ghosts" [feat. Jeremy McKinnon] crossed the 3-million mark on Spotify. When it came time to record their seventh full-length Phantom Anthem [Fearless Records] with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, the game didn't change. The musicians put their heads down and rallied around the same shared goal, uncorking a barrage of infectious intensity, the boys augmented and amplified the touchstones of their signature style on Phantom Anthem. The musical equivalent of a clenched fist haymaker, the grooves hit harder, the hooks blaze brighter, and the instrumentation ignites even more intricacy.

PHANTOM ANTHEM TRACK LIST:
1. King of Sorrow
2. Hero of the Half Truth 
3. The Frost 
4. Lifeline 
5. Invisible Enemy 
6. Quake 
7. Coordinates
8. Generations 
9. Float 
10. Dangerous 
11. Carbon Copy

UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
October 21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
January 5 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
January 6 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

January 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
January 9 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
January 10 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
January 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
January 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
January 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
January 14 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
January 16 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
January 17 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
January 19 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

January 20 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Market
January 21 – Portland, OR – Roseland
January 23 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
January 24 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
January 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre
January 26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
January 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Historic El Rey
January 29 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
January 30 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
January 31 – St Louis, MO – Ready Room
February 1 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy
February 2 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
February 3 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
February 4 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
February 6 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
February 7 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
February 8 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
February 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
February 10 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
February 11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
February 13 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
February 14 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
February 15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
February 16 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
February 17 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
February 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS’ LIVE AT RED ROCKS DUE NOVEMBER 10 ON STAX RECORDS

CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES FEATURING TWO NIGHTS AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE

Toronto, ON – October 12, 2017 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats
’ first-ever full-length concert recording, Live at Red Rocks, will be released November 10th, 2017 on Stax Records. The blistering 18-song set was recorded on August 21, 2016, marking the one-year anniversary of their self-titled debut with a sold-out homecoming show at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the band’s first time headlining the revered venue.

Live at Red Rocks includes performances of I Need Never Get Old, Look It Here, Shake, Howling at Nothing, and, Wasting Time. The recording culminates with special guests, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, joining The Night Sweats to perform S.O.B. before finishing with Sam Cooke’s classic, Having a Party, as the second line paraded with band in tow right out of the theatre. The album is available for pre-order tomorrow, Friday, October 13th with an instant download of Failing Dirge/I’ve Been Failing, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which kicked off the band’s set that night. Watch their live performance of Failing Dirge/I’ve Been Failing here.

Additionally, the group has confirmed new U.S. tour dates this fall including two headline performances at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on December 9th and 10th. General on-sale for the shows is Friday, October 13th at 12:00 P.M. ET and tickets can be purchased at http://ticketf.ly/2xvA2ht and http://ticketf.ly/2yf39Ez respectively. See below for complete details.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ self-titled debut album has officially been certified GOLD, signifying sales of 500,000 albums in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The band’s hit single, S.O.B. has also reached the GOLD sales mark in North America.  Furthermore, the Stax Records release has earned global certifications in Canada (Platinum album + single), the U.K. (Silver album), Switzerland (Gold album + single), and Belgium (Gold album).

Hailed for its intense and expressive jolt of R&B song craft, the vintage rock and soul album was greeted with ecstatic reviews here and around the world. For two solid years, Nathaniel Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys) and Andy Wild (saxophone) toured the globe relentlessly, headlining shows and major festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Newport Folk Festival, Glastonbury, Monterey International Pop Festival, and dozens more. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats are in the studio putting finishing touches on new work, please stay close for more details.

TRACK LIST:
1.  Failing Dirge with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
2. I’ve Been Failing with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
3. Look It Here with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
4. Intro
5. Howling at Nothing
6. Wasting Time
7. Mellow Out
8. Early Spring Till + Intro
9. You Should’ve Seen the Other Guy
10. I Need Never Get Old
11. Shake
12. Out on the Weekend
13. Thank You
14. I Did It
15. Trying So Hard Not to Know
16. S.O.B. with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
17. S.O.B. Reprise with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
18. Having a Party with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

TOUR DATES:
October 27 – Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
October 28 – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – Tampa, FL
October 29 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
October 31 – Coca Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
November 1 – Alabama Theatre – Birmingham, AL
November 4 – Fair Park Amphitheater – Tupelo, MS
December 1 – The Masonic (KFOG Concert For The Kids) – San Francisco, CA
December 2 – Knitting Factory (94.9 The River Concert For Cause) – Boise, ID
December 9 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY*
December 10 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY†
March 2-6 – Big Holiday – Punta Cana, DR                                                                                              

*with The Budos Band
†with Anders Osborne (solo)

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VAN WILLIAM SET TO SUPPORT FIRST AID KIT ON NATIONAL TOUR

VAN WILLIAM SET TO SUPPORT FIRST AID KIT  ON NATIONAL TOUR

THE REVOLUTION EP AVAILABLE NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

Toronto, ON – October 12, 2017 –
Songwriter and performer, Van William, known for the subversive artistry of his former acclaimed indie bands Port O’Brien and WATERS, will support acclaimed Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit on a national tour kicking off in January 2018. The 14-date tour will hit major markets across the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, Van will open for First Aid Kit today, Thursday, October 12th, at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles and headline his own show at L.A.’s Bootleg Theater on November 14th.  A complete list of tour dates is below. 

Van William's story is remarkable.  His experience as a commercial salmon fisherman working alongside his father every summer was beautifully captured amid the stunning beauty of Kodiak Island, Alaska by internationally noted photographer Silvia Grav. The short film is both an intimate look behind the making of Van’s recently released first ever solo work, The Revolution EP, and his emotional last summer fishing with his dad.  Watch, Introducing: Van William, here.

Watch the video for the 4-song EP’s title track, Revolution featuring First Aid Kit here

Listen or buy The Revolution EP via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon here

Van William’s full-length debut is due in early 2018 via Fantasy Records.  

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TOUR DATES:
October 12, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel w/ First Aid Kit *SOLD OUT
November 1, 2017 - London, UK – Shoreditch Town Hall w/ First Aid Kit 
November 14, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater 
December 1, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic KFOG Christmas Show  
January 26, 2018 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre w/ First Aid Kit  
January 27, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre w/ First Aid Kit  
January 28, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre w/ First Aid Kit  
January 30, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace w/ First Aid Kit  
February 1, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium w/ First Aid Kit  
February 2, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Riviera w/ First Aid Kit  
February 3, 2018 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall w/ First Aid Kit 
February 5, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall w/ First Aid Kit  
February 6, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis w/ First Aid Kit 

February 7, 2018 – Boston, MA – House of Blues w/ First Aid Kit 
February 9, 2018 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre w/ First Aid Kit  
February 10, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer w/ First Aid Kit  
February 11, 2018 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater w/ First Aid Kit 

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DAN TALEVSKI TO RELEASE DEBUT EP HIGH TIMES ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

LISTEN TO THE NEW TRACK PAPERS FEAT. ALEESIA

Toronto, ON – October 11, 2017 – Toronto pop singer-songwriter, Dan Talevski, will release his new EP, High Times, on Friday, October 27, via Entertainment One Music. The EP is a mix of Dan’s recent hits and new material, including his latest track, Papers, featuring frequent collaborator, Aleesia. See below for a complete tracklist and pre-order High Times here.

“Aleesia and I have been friends for over a decade now. We wrote a song called Papers last year, intended for me, but as I heard her sing the second verse, I knew we had a duet in the making,” Dan says of the collaboration. “The track came together very effortlessly and once production was added, it was the perfect recipe for a breezy, hypnotic-pop cut on my new EP.”

High Times will include another single, Blackout, and Dan’s previously released the track, Birthday Suit, which ranked at #8 on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, calling it a “sexy summer club jam.” You can stream and purchase Birthday Suit  here. The video for the track, directed by Emma Higgins, depicts a wild birthday party, and premiered on ET Canada on July 26th. Inspired by a personal experience, Dan wanted to push boundaries with this track to show his fans who he is with “no guard up.”

Over the past 10 years, Dan has written and recorded hundreds of songs, working towards a first full length release.

“I’ve dreamt and anticipated my album release day my entire life. It hasn’t been easy. Continuously over the last decade, I’ve had set backs, road blocks, and crushed dreams. Sounds like your typical, cliché chase for stardom, but it feels different when you're living it,” he says of the process. “I titled it High Times because of obvious reasons *insert marijuana joke* but it's also symbolic of a time in my life when I felt bigger than the world; living my dreams; addicted to the music industry and pop culture. It’s like no other drug.”

The High Times album cover depicts a semi-nude Dan Talevski as a representation of how he feels about life right now. “I’m tired of portraying the perfectly polished pop artist. This EP is not about that. Strip back the big hair, the thought-out wardrobe, the "sexy smirk" — I want you to focus on my vocals, lyrics, melodies, and production. I hope these seven songs take you on a euphoric journey out of your reality and into mine. Puff, puff, pass…”

Following the success of his previous singles, Rocket, Knock Me Off My Feet and 2015’s Guilty As Sin, and an extensive Fall 2016 tour with Nick Carter, Talevski continues to build on his success as a rising pop star. 

At the age of 29, Talevski has already accomplished more than some artists twice his age. Millions of people have seen him sing on YouTube. Heʼs been signed to a major record label. Groomed for stardom alongside Justin Bieber. Toured with Backstreet Boys. Worked in the studio with will.i.am. Written songs for Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante and others. And now, with Guilty as Sin, his debut single for eOne Music Canada, heʼs poised to take his rightful place as Canadaʼs next musical sensation. And it all began with a click.

“It was in 2007,” Talevski recalls. “I was just searching YouTube for Justin Timberlake’s video for What Goes Around Comes Around. I saw a couple of other people posting covers of the song — and had millions of views. It was like a lightbulb went on over my head. I posted a 47-second clip of myself singing the chorus, and when I woke up the next day I had about 500 views.”

Soon, it got even more surreal. A year to the day of his first posting as danjt87 — and after YouTube posted his first video of an original song on its main page — Talevski was whisked to Hollywood, where he became the first male artist signed to a major-label record deal via the Internet. Overnight, he was thrown into the star-maker machinery. “It was like going to college for an artist.”

Even so, Talevski wasn’t satisfied. The commercial pop he recorded wasn’t his style; the melodies weren’t his own; the words weren’t his thoughts. He felt no connection to his music, had no control over his career. So he took control. He came back to Toronto and began finding his sound. Honing his craft. Putting everything he’d learned into practice.

He wrote songs and recorded with a whoʼs who of Canadian acts. He crossed the country opening for Backstreet Boys. He found the right songwriters and producers — identical twins RyanDan (formerly of B44, and more recently, Shania Twainʼs Vegas show) and Alex “Pilzbury” Vujic. The first fruit of their labours was the R&B-influenced Guilty as Sin. As its title tells you, this isnʼt your little sisterʼs pop music — though it might appeal to her big sister.

In 2015, MUCH began a new segment of showcasing online talent from established and emerging video loggers that would be featured on their website. Talevski went on to be one of the first digital creators for MUCH hosting a segment of weekly video logs and behind the scenes footage of his music. The following year, Dan received a Pop Artist of the Year nomination at the 16th Annual Indie Awards and Best New Solo Artist: CHR nomination at the Canadian Radio Music Awards during Canadian Music Week. Talevski was also nominated for an iHeartRadio MMVA for Best New Canadian Artist for Knock Me Off My Feet.

Pre-order High Times for more Dan Talevski and stay tuned on what’s in store for this enterprising Canadian artist.

High Times EP Track Listing
1.Birthday Suit
2.Knock Me Off My Feet
3.Guilty As Sin
4.Papers (feat. Aleesia)
5.My Religion
6.Blackout
7. Rocket

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES PRESENTED BY THE NOISE

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY TO SUPPORT
WITH RED FANG / EYEHATEGOD ON SELECT DATES


ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

HEAR ROOM OF NIGHTMARES NOW ON SIRIUSXM OCTANE AND WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – October 10, 2017 – Black Label Society have announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates today spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, Grimmest Hits. Support will come from legends, Corrosion of Conformity, on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

Black Label Society recently debuted a brand-new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled, Room Of Nightmares, which initially debuted first on SIRIUSXM Octane, directed by longtime collaborator, Justin Reich.

Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. 

Room Of Nightmares is available on all digital service providers and streaming services now.  The track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes now will receive Room of Nightmares as an instant download. The cover art and track listing can be seen below. 

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight-year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor. 

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar /
 Jeff Fabb – Drums

TOUR DATES
December 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
December 29 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino*
December 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater*
December 31 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub*
January 2 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium*
January 3 -  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
January 4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
January 5 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit*
January 7 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*
January 8 -  Montreal, QC @ M Telus*
January 9 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel*

January 10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live*
January 11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
January 13 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory*
January 14 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s*
January 15 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues*
January 17 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues*
January 18 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
January 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
January 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*
January 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live^
January 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues^
January 28 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz^
January 29 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring^
January 31 - New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater^
February 1 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium^
February 2 - Portland, ME @ Aura^
February 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory^
February 5 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom^
February 6 - Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End^
February 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
February 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage^
February 9 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live^
February 11 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre*
February 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse*
February 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
February 16 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place* 
February 17 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall*

February 19 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo*
February 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater*
February 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
February 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
February 24 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
February 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
February 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*

With:
*EYEHATEGOD: December 29 – January 20, February 11 – February 27
^Red Fang: January 26 – February 9

Grimmest Hits Track List
1. Trampled Down Below
2. Seasons Of Falter
3. The Betrayal
4. All That Once Shined
5. The Only Words
6. Room Of Nightmares
7. A Love Unreal
8. Disbelief
9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
10. Illusions Of Peace
11. Bury Your Sorrow
12. Nothing Left To Say

Pre-order Grimmest Hits:
Digitally: http://smarturl.it/grimmesthits
Physically: https://www.indiemerch.com/eonemusic/item/54032

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EMMA COOK RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE I WILL STAY

FROM UPCOMING 2018 ALBUM RELEASE

SET TO PERFORM AT THE CAMERON HOUSE ON
NOVEMBER 9th AS PART OF INDIE WEEK

Toronto, ON – October 10, 2017 – Toronto indie-folk songstress, Emma Cook, is gearing up to release a brand new collection of music, and today, she shares the first single, I Will Stay. Have a listen to the powerful and uplifting song here.

"I Will Stay is one of the first songs I recorded for this album and it played a pivotal role in creating the record as a whole,” comments Emma on the track. “I was coming from a very dark time in my life and struggling to find the strength to rise above my own pain and be there for my young and very fiery daughter. The song conjures up all of our fears of not being perfect, and how life can erode the image you had of yourself, but how we can remain strong despite it. Fun fact, it is also my daughter's favourite song.”

Eager to share her new music in a live setting, Emma is thrilled to be taking to the Cameron House stage for a performance during Indie Week in Toronto. Audiences will get a taste of the new songs that will appear on Emma’s new album, which is set for release in 2018.

Emma continues, "I am looking forward to being part of Indie Week again this year. It's a great festival and I always love performing at the Cameron House in Toronto. This show will be the first one after the new single and the unveiling of my new live show which will be quite different from my previous releases.”

After a three-year battle with Post-Concussive Syndrome caused by a serious head injury, Emma drew 2016 to a close with the release of her third album, Same Old Song. The album debuted at #3 on the folk charts in Edmonton and landed Emma a sync licensing deal with Community Tree Music in Vancouver. Earlier that year, Emma had also begun writing new songs, building the foundation for what would become her fourth full-length release – the first single of which would help her reach the second round of CBC’s Searchlight competition.

Stay tuned for more from Emma Cook coming soon!

Emma Cook Indie Week Showcase:
Thursday, November 9
10:15pm 
The Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W.
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RZA AND DJ MATHEMATICS RELEASE VIDEO FOR SINGLE PEOPLE SAY FEAT. METHOD MAN, RAEKWON, INSPECTAH DECK, MASTA KILLA AND REDMAN

ALBUM WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 13, 2017

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2017 –  RZA and longtime Wu-Tang DJ Mathematics, release a new video for the single, People Say, which premiered today on Complex.com. The track features Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, with Redman, and is available now. The new album, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, the first musical offering from 36 Chambers ALC and Entertainment One, is due out on October 13, 2017, and is executive produced by RZA with creative production in the hands of DJ Mathematics. Fans can preorder the album now. Watch the video here.

The song, Lesson Learn'd, was previously released as an instant grat track, and features Inspectah Deck and Redman. Listen to the track here.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces. Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

Additionally, 36 Chambers ALC fashion arm, 36 Chambers menswear, is set to launch a new vegan accessories line, The Pineapple Collection, in the coming weeks.

TOUR DATES:
October 8 - Ghostface Killah - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Freight Depot
October 21 - Ghostface Killah - Chicago, Il - Navy Pier

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www.wutangclan.com

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUTS ROOM OF NIGHTMARES SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

Toronto, ON – October 2, 2017 – Black Label Society have debuted their brand-new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled Room Of Nightmares, which debuted first on SIRIUSXM Octane last week, directed by longtime collaborator, Justin Reich. Watch the video here

Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. 

Room Of Nightmares is available on all digital service providers and streaming services today. The track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes now will receive Room of Nightmares as an instant download. The track listing can be seen below. 

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight-year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor. 

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar /
 Jeff Fabb – Drums

Track List

1. Trampled Down Below
2. Seasons Of Falter
3. The Betrayal
4. All That Once Shined
5. The Only Words
6. Room Of Nightmares
7. A Love Unreal
8. Disbelief
9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
10. Illusions Of Peace
11. Bury Your Sorrow
12. Nothing Left To Say

Pre-order Grimmest Hits:
Digitally: http://smarturl.it/grimmesthits
Physically: https://www.indiemerch.com/eonemusic/item/54032

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TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN SET TO RELEASE NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON NOVEMBER 3RD VIA SNAKEFARM RECORDS

SHARE HEARTLAND AS LEAD SINGLE
AVAILABLE AS INSTANT–GRAT STARTING SEPTEMBER 29TH WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDER

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR HEARTLAND HERE

Toronto, ON – September 29, 2017 –
The inaugural signing to the newly-launched Snakefarm label, Nashville-based four-piece, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, have spent the past few months self-producing their new studio album and touring the world with some of rock’s most legendary names – the likes of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Deep Purple and The Who.

Now, the eponymous album is set for a November 3rd release with new single, Heartland, leading the way.

This track introduces Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown with a one-two punch of gritty guitars and soulful vocals before slipping into a hypnotic bridge punctuated by airy clean guitars. Tyler croons, "There’s a slow beat in the heartland, going down in the quicksand, stack ‘em up and watch the cards fall, if it happens to one, then it happens to all."

That’s my way of saying everybody needs to stop taking sides,” sighs Texan-born Tyler. “It’s a mess out there. When one person falls, the rest of us do, too. I’m commenting on what’s going on in the world.”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

September 29 – Santiago Rock City – Santiago, Chile (with GN’R & The Who)
September 30 – Santiago Rock City – Santiago, Chile (with Def Leppard & Marky Ramone)
October 1 – Estadio Unico De La Plata – Buenas Aires, Argentina (with GN’R & The Who)
October 7 – Mother Of All Fest – Monterrey, Mexico

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NO WARNING SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA STEREOGUM

TORTURE CULTURE DUE OCTOBER 13th  
VIA BAD ACTORS / LAST GANG

WATCH HELL REALM NOW

Toronto, ON — September 29, 2017 — Today, Toronto's No Warning is back to share a new video. Hell Realm, taken from the band's forthcoming album, Torture Culture, receives a visual treatment courtesy of director Tristan CM and debuted via Stereogum.

Torture Culture is the band's third album, their first since 2004's Suffer, Survive, and is due October 13th via Bad Actors / Last Gang and now available for pre-order. Hell Realm is available across all digital services now, and is preceded by singles, Like A Rebel, and In The City.

No Warning is wrapping up a 20 city North American tour with shows in Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa Bay. Watch Hell Realm above, and see below for the previously released Like A Rebel, In The City, full details on Torture Culture, and to read more about No Warning.

HEAR: Like A Rebel
http://bit.ly/likearebel

HEAR: In The City
http://smarturl.it/tortureculture

TOUR DATES:
9/29 - Charlotte, NC - Rabbit Hole
9/30 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/1 - Tampa, FL – Transitions

About No Warning:
No Warning's return jettisons the overly processed fakery of many of their contemporaries in favor of authentic noise, capturing real performances in rich analog tones and back-to-basics crunch without sacrificing modern clarity or power.

Thematically it's about dwelling in the gutter while furiously clawing toward the light.

The new album is grimy, pulverizing, and antagonistic street punk in a mind-meld with menacing metalcore, comprised of towering riffage, blistering solos, and raw vocals. No Warning don't so much as borrow hooks from the past as they've studied the very essence of what's come before, from Bay Area thrash metal to New York Hardcore, from post-grunge melody to melancholy balladry and back again, all through their own lens of discontent, simmering noncompliance and stark rage.

Ill Blood (2002) quickly established the band as impossible to ignore contenders within the hardcore punk scene, earning them shows with iconic genre stalwarts like Cro-Mags, Madball, Sick Of It All, and Hatebreed across North America. Praising the band's "no holds barred attitude and punchy riffs," Noisey observed, "No Warning's influence solidified Canada's pin on the hardcore map and got people to recognize Toronto as a destination for the genre."

Suffer, Survive surfaced on Machine Shop Records, a major label imprint cofounded by Linkin Park. Shows with diverse artists like The Used, Papa Roach, and Fear Factory followed, in addition to high-profile spots on major international festivals and on the Projekt Revolution Tour with Korn, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and M.O.P. and Downset. All of it put No Warning in front of larger crowds, while at the same time quickly burning out its members with overexposure and a classic case of "too much, too soon."

While the band went away following a quiet near-dissolution in 2005, the members of No Warning never disappeared. Some of them became in-demand ghostwriters for major artists in the worlds of pop, hip-hop, pop punk, and rock. Hardcore heavyweights Terror recruited guitarist Jordon Posner. No Warning's singer has been involved with enough projects to warrant a "Top 5 Ben Cook Bands" listicle in Toronto Now, saluting troublemakers Fucked Up, '80s inspired pop of Yacht Club, and Cook's solo alias, Young Guv. No Warning's 2013 comeback 7, the fittingly titled Resurrection of the Wolf, saw release through Cook's own Bad Actors label.

The positive interpersonal vibes engendered between Cook, Posner, and fellow longtime No Warning members Matt DeLong (guitar), Ryan Gavel (bass), and Jesse Labovitz (drums) across a series of reunion shows in North America and Europe encouraged them to continue playing together, leading to the new album's creation.

Drums were tracked near Hamilton, Ontario on Canada's largest First Nations reserve, Six Nations. The rest of the album was recorded in Toronto's East End. The band collaborated with engineer/mixer Chris Creglia. Mastering duties fell to Joel Grind, the mastermind and sole official member of neo-thrashers Toxic Holocaust.

Torture Culture is more of a spiritual successor to Ill Blood, following in the tradition of early Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, and Leeway, with the bounce of street metal groove.

None of the industry forces drawing them toward the so-called "mainstream" on their second album are present anymore. The band sounds refreshed and realigned, firmly planted in the sound they started with plus the newfound confidence to incorporate elements of bands like ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, and other giants of late '70s and early '80s hard rock and heavy metal.

Back in the day, it wasn't uncommon to see Cro-Mags opening for Venom or Motörhead, or D.R.I. t-shirts at Testament and Exodus shows. That spirit lives on with No Warning, culminating in a freshly modern take on a classic crossover sound that's as invigorating and cathartic as it is inspiring, angst-ridden, and pissed off.

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway. www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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LANGHORNE SLIM SHARES THREE NEW TRACKS VIA LIFE IS CONFUSING EP

LIFE IS CONFUSING
HOUSE OF MY SOUL (YOU LIGHT THE ROOMS
OCEAN CITY (FOR MAY, JACK & BROTHER JON)

SINGLES OFF UPCOMING NEW LP LOST AT LAST VOL. 1
SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 10th 
VIA DUALTONE / EONE MUSIC CANADA

Toronto, ON – September 29, 2017 – Langhorne Slim shares three new tracks off his upcoming album, Lost At Last Vol. 1, slated for release on November 10 via Dualtone / eOne Music Canada. All three songs are available as the Life Is Confusing EP which you can listen to here.

These tracks are the follow up to Zombie, which Langhorne released earlier this month. Calling him a "folk-punker'' Paste noted "the main vein of the song is unrequited love" and American Songwriter said it has "the characteristic folk sound and the clever lyrics he has come to be known for."  In addition to Zombie, Slim shared two other tracks from the Lost At Last Vol. 1 – Never Break and Old Things – as the Never Break  EP.

Langhorne Slim is no stranger to the road – Rolling Stone has noted he has "made a name for himself with insightful songwriting and off-the-rails live shows” – so it's no surprise that he has toured throughout 2017, with the dates continuing into next year (and beyond). 

The upcoming Lost At Last Vol. 1 album is the follow up to 2015's The Spirit Moves, which The Guardian praised for its "forehead vein bulging, raw and raucous delivery." Lost At Last Vol. 1 was produced by Kenny Siegal, Malachi DeLorenzo, and Langhorne Slim, and was recorded at Panoramic House Studio in Marin County, CA.   

Langhorne Slim has enjoyed a long successful career dating back to his debut EP, Electric Love Letter. NPR has labeled him a "supercharged folksinger" while he has likened his music to "country punk." He hails from New Hope, PA and when not on the road he currently resides in Nashville, TN.  Langhorne has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and Conan and has played numerous festivals including Newport Folk Fest, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Lost At Last Vol. 1 marks his sixth studio album.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Life is Confusing
2. Old Things
3. House of My Soul (you light the rooms)
4. Ocean City (for may, jack and brother jon)
5. Private Property
6. Money Road Shuffle
7. Never Break
8. Bluebird
9. Alligator Girl
10. Funny Feelin' (for junior kimbrough and ted hawkins)
11. Zombie
12. Lost This Time
13. Better Man

MORE ABOUT LOST AT LAST VOL.1:
As the phenomena of instant connection and the need for constant self-improvement further implant their tendrils into our culture, the ability to truly connect with each other and ourselves has begun to fade.  As we all reach for our smartphones to gaze upon the manufactured perfection of the lives of those we admire, we lose sight of what makes our own lives important. Nashville's Langhorne Slim interlaces this theme throughout his new album. "Everyone's searchin' for something better around every corner, but it's already right here," Langhorne says. "We're all born whole - through livin' we fall apart..."

The songs on Langhorne Slim's newest album, Lost At Last Vol. 1, out November 10, 2017, challenge the idea of social rigidity: the attitude that there's a "correct" way for us to live and a side we should be on.  He urges the world to see through the idea that by following that path and focusing only on fitting the mold, one will have lived a good life.  He re-interprets the sound of the free-spirited yet vulnerable everyman heard on 2015's The Spirit Moves and brings forth anew the call for us to abandon "the fold" and re-connect with ourselves and each other.

Langhorne Slim is no stranger to the world of popular culture and commercial success.  Lost At Last Vol. 1 is his sixth full-length album; throughout his career he has been defined by reflective songwriting and passionate delivery. Slim's last album cycle alone garnered him his third appearance on Conan O'Brien's late-night show, as well as a feature on CBS Saturday Morning, and the highest charting debut of his career.  O'Brien, a personal fan of Slim stated, "After one listen, I became an instant, almost obsessive fan." Slim has consistently toured on his own, and has appeared on extensive worldwide runs throughout his career with artists such as The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gregory Alan Isakov, Josh Ritter, The Devil Makes Three, Sara Watkins, and more.  He's also appeared on many festival stages, such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Lost At Last Vol. 1 is a record that Langhorne wanted to do differently from the start.  "Almost immediately after recording our last record, The Spirit Moves," Slim says, "I felt a deep desire to make another album. One that would take a step sideways in order to take a step forward; one that would be very personal and raw...in the making of this record, I made a deal with myself to trust my own voice and vision more than I ever have before, and to go willingly wherever it led."

The title alone reflects his need to pen a great wealth of songs, as if the thoughts and inspiration took on a life of their own and just needed to come out.  Recorded over the span of around six months in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Catskill, NY, and clocking in at about 34 minutes, it's a short but intense listening experience.  Several songs are under two or three minutes long, but they pack vivid imagery into concise packages in a way that shows a significant diversion from the songwriting on his previous records.  Slim keeps his record-making in the family with this release; longtime band member Malachi DeLorenzo co-produced the record along with Kenny Siegal, and DeLorenzo also mixed several tracks in addition to playing drums on the record.

Slim reflects truths that we may or may not want to admit; in "Life is Confusing", he muses that "life is confusing, and people are insane".  He stands resolute in the face of trial: "...you could break my heart, but you'll never break me," he sings on "Never Break".  He calls upon the listener during this time fraught with challenges to unplug from the trajectory our culture has deemed is "right" and find strength in our own vulnerability, in our own instincts.  "We look to our phones, drugs, sex whatever to find ourselves when it's already right here," Slim says. These songs join in the rallying call for the wild ones in us all.

www.langhorneslim.com

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. 

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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ELECTRIC WIZARD + NOISEY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SEE YOU IN HELL

NINTH STUDIO ALBUM 
WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD OUT ON NOVEMBER 10

Toronto, ON – September 28, 2017 – UK cult legends, ELECTRIC WIZARD, have teamed up with Noisey to premiere the video for the new song, See You in Hell, which singer/guitarist, Jus Osborn, called "the most brutally simple and Neanderthal song ever." 

Watch and listen here.
 
The song appears on Wizard Bloody Wizard, the long-anticipated new LP, which is full of cranium-crushing bludgeon rock — a relentless aural brain rape and, like the band's beloved vintage horror/exploitation movies, definitely not for those of a nervous disposition.

Wizard Bloody Wizard arrives via Witchfinder/Spinefarm on November 10.
 

ELECTRIC WIZARD is:
Jus Oborn – guitar / vocals
Liz Buckingham – guitar
Simon Poole – drums
Clayton Burgess – bass

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LONG RANGE HUSTLE SET UP SHOP AT THE DAKOTA TAVERN!

RESIDENCY THROUGH OCTOBER ON THURSDAY NIGHTS

CHECK OUT THE LIVE VIDEO FOR UP & UP
RELEASED THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2017 – Following a fantastic summer that saw Long Range Hustle share the stage with the likes of Big Wreck, and entertain students at the Ryerson Orientation, the Toronto indie-rockers are ready to get back on the stage and get audiences moving and shaking through the fall! The band will kick off a Thursday night residency at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern on October 5th, and will hit up Montreal and Kingston along the way. Full details can be found below.

If you’re new to a Long Range Hustle show, it only takes a minute to feel their contagious energy connect with everyone in the room. From their chilly basement jam space, to a sweat soaked stage, the band is committed to fostering a distinct five-piece sound – notable for its warm, infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies.

"We're so thrilled to call The Dakota Tavern our home for the month of October!” says Jay Foster (keys, vocals). “We check out shows there often and it really is one of Toronto's best to experience intimate performances. It feels easy to fall in love with whoever is onstage at The Dakota, so it's an honour to spend every Thursday playing for the beautiful city of Toronto alongside some great bands.”

Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba and on a continuous circuit through southern Ontario and Quebec. Their latest album, From Seedlings To Saplings, is out now, and the band is currently working on their third album. Audiences catching their shows this fall will get a sneak peek at some of the new songs that will appear on the forthcoming record.

Long Range Hustle is: Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, keys), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), AJ Fisico (drums, vocals), and Ryan Pritchard (guitar)

FALL TOUR DATES:
September 28 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
October 5 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
October 12 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
October 13 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
October 19 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
October 21 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
October 26 – Toronto, ON – Dakota Tavern

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MARVEL COMICS AND DUSTIN BATES OF STARSET DEBUT THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

THE ALL-NEW ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL IS AVAILABLE TODAY!

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2017 – Marvel Comics is proud to announce the debut of THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, an all-new original 88-page graphic novel featuring a unique collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the modern rock band, Starset, and fan-favourite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider, Spider-Verse). Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels, and one-of-a-kind performances, were created as part of an overarching concept: The Starset Society. Through this collaboration between science and fiction, The Starset Society has teamed with Marvel Comics to produce a one-of-a-kind, out of this world adventure like nothing seen before.

Kicking off the launch of THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, Marvel is excited to announce that the band will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con on Friday, October 6. Additionally, they will participate in a signing at the Marvel Booth from 11:30am-12:00pm!

A secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning, and his world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message…including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. Seeking the aid of brilliant-yet-impetuous playboy, Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an epic journey to discover the meaning of the transmission – only to discover they are pawns in a much bigger game.

"As a long-time fan of Marvel Comics, it has been an honour to work with them on The Prox Transmissions. I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to spread the inception story of The Starset Society through the graphic novel medium,” said Dustin Bates. “The intention of The Society is to use examples such as those in the novel to publicize emerging, near-future technologies and their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on us all.”

Delivering a powerful scientifically-charged story in the form of a new literary movement, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS is an adventure not to be missed.

THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS
Written by DUSTIN BATES and PETER DAVID
Art by MIRKO COLAK & More
Cover by SKAN
88 PGS.
ISBN: 978-1-302-90810-2

On-Sale Now!

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MANITOBA MUSIC EXPORT: ANNUAL SHOWCASE RETURNS TO TORONTO

OCTOBER 24th AT THE HORSESHOE – FEATURING GHOST TWIN, BONIFACE, HELLNBACK, AND TUNIC

9:00 PM – Ghost Twin 
9:50 PM – Boniface 
10:40 PM – Hellnback 
11:30 PM – Tunic

WINNIPEG, MB – Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – The centre of Canada is returning to Toronto next month, and it’s bringing some stellar indie music. The Manitoba Music Export showcase is set to pack them in at the Horseshoe Tavern on October 24, featuring performances from dark synthpop duo, Ghost Twin, indie pop singer/songwriter, Boniface, hip hop artist, Hellnback, and noisey punk trio, Tunic.

This will mark the seventh year in a row that Manitoba Music has invited music fans and industry insiders to Toronto culture haunts for shows featuring some of Canada’s most buzzworthy emerging acts. Each of the 2017 showcase artists have been garnering praise and making waves.

Ghost Twin is dark synthpop that combines roaring synthlines, dirty pulsing bass, dreamy guitar, and a haunting vocal dichotomy where Baroque meets industrial, with live video percussion that feeds cinema through a cut-up technique imbued with occult aesthetics. The husband and wife duo has been turning heads with its 2017 album, Plastic Heart, released by Winnipeg label Head In The Sand.

Indie pop project Boniface, aka emerging singer/songwriter Micah Visser, takes its name from the unique Winnipeg enclave of Saint Boniface. Fresh from a coveted turn at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival and known for his powerful, lyrical, and personal songs Boniface has recently released his new single “I will not return as a tourist”, which earned international attention after its debut on BBC Radio 1 this fall.

Hailing from the Samson Cree Nation, Carmen Omeasoo aka Hellnback is no stranger to the music industry. Earning nods as co-founder of Warparty and as part of acclaimed hip hop collective Team Rezofficial, Hellnback picked up an Indigenous Music Award in 2015 in recognition for his contribution to music and community while his album #FOE=Family Over Everything also won him new fans. He has collaborated with artists such as A Tribe Called Red, and most recently DJ Shub and Snotty Nose Rez Kids, and Mob Bounce for his second release off the new solo album titled, #1491.

Arty noise punk trio Tunic recently unveiled Boss, its follow-up to last year’s debut EP, Disappointment. Dissonant, yet abrasive, Boss features punishing bass and drums, the surgical cuts and hisses of guitar, and gravelly vocals. Conceived in a musty room above a cellphone repair shop, Boss’ songs were honed in basements, warehouses, and bars across North America and they will continue to do so throughout 2017.

The Toronto showcase is part of a busy season for Manitoba Music, which has been supporting showcases in Hamburg, Nashville, and Denver, including an artist exchange event in Minneapolis with MPR’s The Current. Bringing Manitoba music to new markets and intensifying trade activity in existing markets is a key component of Manitoba Music Export initiatives. Manitoba Music Export is funded by the Province of Manitoba, FACTOR and the Government of Canada, Manitoba Film & Music, and Manitoba Trade & Investment. Through events like these, Manitoba Music is able to increase the connection between our province’s music industry and the broader national and international industry, which is vital to the career advancement of Manitoba artists and industry professionals, and contributes to the growth and development of Manitoba’s economy.

For more information about the artists and Manitoba Music, please visit manitobamusic.com.

MANITOBA MUSIC IN TORONTO
The Horseshoe Tavern
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Doors 8:30 PM / No cover
9:00 PM – Ghost Twin
9:50 PM – Boniface
10:40 PM – Hellnback
11:30 PM – Tunic
www.manitobamusic.com/toronto   

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS: For photos of the artists please click here

BONIFACE
Website: bonifaceofficial.com
Single: www.transgressiverecords.com/news/detail/boniface-i-will-not-return-as-a-tourist
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BonifaceOfficial
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bonifacemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/BonifaceOfficia
Manitoba Music profile: www.manitobamusic.com/boniface

Bio
Boniface is a young guy from Winnipeg in Canada. Here there is a neighbourhood called St. Boniface. It’s more of a quiet place, beautiful and unique, the musician Micah Visser thinks, why he called his project Boniface. In his hometown he learned to play violin, Saxophone, guitar and piano and started interpreting songs by Leonard Cohen and also by The Weakerthans. Very often his brother Joey, two years older, was around and he encouraged him to bring the songs, written in the bedroom, in front of a wider audience. Now, he has released “I will not return as a tourist”, a very powerful, lyrical and personal debut single, where he sings about not just being the spectator of his own life but really participating in it. Visser involves himself completely in elegant, individual indie pop with shoegaze bits. Lyrics and vocals are clearly foregrounded. After his debut on BBC Radio 1 many blogs discovered Boniface already.

GHOST TWIN
Website:  http://ghosttwin.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/ae0WytNORLw
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ghosttwinmusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ghosttwinmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghosttwin/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/GhostTwin
Bandcamp: http://ghosttwin.bandcamp.com/
Manitoba Music profile: www.manitobamusic.com/ghosttwin

Bio
Ghost Twin is dark synthpop that combines roaring synthlines, dirty pulsing bass, dreamy guitar, and a haunting vocal dichotomy where Baroque meets Industrial, with live video percussion that feeds cinema through a cut-up technique imbued with occult aesthetics. Their audio/visual performance creates a full sensory evocative narrative of shadowy haunted rooms occupied by astral phantasms and electronic voices from beyond the aether.

HELLNBACK
Website: http://www.hellnbackmusic.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/AawimdwnBVg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hellnback
Twitter: http://twitter.com/gunktah
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hellnback/
Bandcamp: http://hellnback.bandcamp.com/
Manitoba Music profile: www.manitobamusic.com/hellnback

Bio
Hailing from the Samson Cree Nation, Carmen Omeasoo aka Hellnback is no stranger to the music industry. Earning nods as co-founder of Warparty and as part of acclaimed hip hop collective Team Rezofficial, Hellnback picked up an Indigenous Music Award in 2015 in recognition for his contribution to music and community while his album #FOE=Family Over Everything also won him new fans. He has collaborated with artists such as A Tribe Called Red, and most recently DJ Shub and Snotty Nose Rez Kids, and Mob Bounce for his second release off the new solo album titled, #1491.

TUNIC
Website: http://tunicband.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/e90wh3BUnyw
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tunicband
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/tunic/295445650655785?fref=ts
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tunicband/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkw022ux2UYedIoqhNTYZ-g
Bandcamp: https://tunicband.bandcamp.com/
Manitoba Music profile: www.manitobamusic.com/tunic

Bio
On Boss, Winnipeg’s Tunic unveils four tracks that continue where last year’s EP, Disappointment left off. These songs are nothing but feedback-laden filth, pure arty noise punk. Dissonant, yet abrasive, Boss is led by the punishing churns of Rory Ellis’s bass and Sam Neal’s drums, where David Schellenberg’s guitar surgically cuts, hisses, and chimes through the band’s unique arrangements while Schellenberg’s vocals gravelly express a distaste for one’s past. These songs were conceived in a musty room above a cellphone repair shop, but they were honed in basements, warehouses, and bars across North America and they will continue to do so throughout 2017.

ABOUT MANITOBA MUSIC
Manitoba Music is the hub of Manitoba's vibrant music community. A member-based, not-for-profit industry association, it represents over 750 members in all facets of the music industry. Through its programs and services, Manitoba Music provides information, education and industry development opportunities to nurture, develop, and promote the growth and sustainability of the Manitoba music industry. Manitoba Music's programs and services are made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, FACTOR through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters, Manitoba Film & Music, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, The SOCAN Foundation, and members of the music industry of Manitoba. Find out more at manitobamusic.com

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PUPPY TO RE-RELEASE VOL II EP ON CD & VINYL SEPTEMBER 29th WITH SPECIAL TREAT FOR LUCKY FANS

FEATURES VIDEO TRACK BEAST

OCTOBER UK TOUR DATES WITH KVELERTAK

UK HEADLINE SHOWS

Toronto, ON – September 25, 2017 – Puppy will reissue their reworked EP, Vol II, on CD & vinyl via Spinefarm Records on September 29th. This new six-track version has been remastered and expanded, with video track, Beast, now featured, and pressed onto ‘crystal clear’ vinyl with extra artwork elements added.

In addition, one in every 20 of the vinyl versions will contain a surprise treat from the band; these include polaroids, hand-written notes and drawings.

Purchase your copy here.

On the live front, Puppy have now been announced as main support to Kvelertak across four dates of their October UK tour. These dates, as well as details of Puppy’s additional headline shows plus two in support of Raging Speedhorn, are listed below.

Puppy have recently been in the studio working on their debut album with producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Killing Joke). Further details will be revealed in due course.

PUPPY UK TOUR DATES OCTOBER / NOVEMBER
Oct 22  The Joiners, Southampton
Oct 23  The Haunt, Brighton *
Oct 24  Jimmy's, Manchester
Oct 25  Think Tank, Newcastle *
Oct 26  Audio, Glasgow
Oct 27  Corporation, Sheffield *
Oct 28  Asylum Bar and Venue, Birmingham
Oct 29  Rescue Rooms, Nottingham *
Oct 30  Boston Music Room, London
Nov 24 The Parish, Huddersfield **
Nov 25 The Anvil, Bournemouth **
Nov 26 Firebug, Leicester **
* w/Kvelertak
** w/Raging Speedhorn

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DEBUT LP FROM PROPHETS OF RAGE MAKES GLOBAL IMPACT

“Prophets of Rage, rap-rock super group, calls for revolution…address injustices with hard-driving anthems.” – Rolling Stone

“This is not a subtle record, but these are not subtle times. So grab a Marshall stack, put it through a fascist’s window and let’s start the revolution. Now.” – NME

“Rebellious cuts… strong lyrical messages buttressed by guitarist Tom Morello’s molten solos.” – Entertainment Weekly

“What makes “Prophets of Rage” so powerful is the way each song has multiple layers that all make the song stronger, like fingers closing into a raised fist.” – Long Island Newsday

“The album is packed with an unrelenting barrage of politically charged content." – HipHopDX

Toronto, ON – September 25, 2017 – Revolutionary musicians, Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord’s highly anticipated, self-titled debut album, released on September 15th by Fantasy Records, scored top chart entries in multiple countries across the globe in its first week. The album sold more than 21,000 in the U.S., entering Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart at #16. Additionally, the album debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Sales chart (physical sales + downloads) and #2 on Billboard’s Rock chart. The record also entered the CIMS (Coalition of Independent Music Stores) sales chart at #1. The set’s strong international chart showings include a #6 debut in the U.K., #8 in France, #14 in Germany, #4 in New Zealand and #11 in Australia.

Last week, the group also dropped the scathing visual for the track Hail To The Chief. The incendiary imagery depicts Pence as Trump’s puppet master as The White House morphs into Trump Tower and Chuck D raps, "All hail to the chief who came in the name of a thief to cease peace." After just one day, YouTube flagged the video as age-restricted for its disruptive content, forcing viewers to log in to their account and confirm their age

In response Prophets Of Rage released the following statement: “We consider censorship in any form to be an egregious violation of our right to free speech. We were shocked to see that YouTube has placed an age restriction on viewing our “Hail To The Chief” video, something no other media outlet has done. We question this decision by YouTube and demand free and unrestricted access to the video immediately.”  Watch the video HERE.

Formed amid 2016’s tumultuous election, Prophets of Rage have toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and coalesced into an explosive unit capable of playing with equal parts precision, passion and muscle. The new album, produced by longtime Rage collaborator, Brendan O’Brien, (with bold cover art created for the band by renowned street artist, Shepard Fairey) fuses the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work into an inventive, compelling and timely new musical statement.  Michael Moore, who directed the blistering, politically charged video for the track Unfuck The World declared, Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment.”

“When we put this band together a year ago, I don't think any of us knew what to expect or how it would be received by the people,” stated B-Real. “From that time to now it's been amazing to see the growth of this new amazing band and to see the effect it has had on the fans we've played for. I feel blessed to be a part of it. Our chemistry is undeniable when we are on stage, and to finally bring forth a new album with that same powerful chemistry is exciting and we can't wait to see what the future brings.”

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, and Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.

The band’s recent short run of sold-out intimate club shows included historic rooms such as the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Apollo Theater in New York City and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.  Prophets Of Rage also just rocked Riot Fest in Chicago and is now gearing up for headlining turns at Louder Than Life in Louisville, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans and Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA, as well as major shows in France, the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands. All dates listed below.

Watch Prophets Of Rage perform Living on the 110 on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon here. Watch the extended Chuck D and Tom Morello interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show here. Listen to Chuck D’s interview on NPR’s Morning Edition here.

Prophets Of Rage Track list:

  1. Radical Eyes
  2. Unfuck The World
  3. Legalize Me
  4. Living on the 110
  5. The Counteroffensive
  6. Hail To The Chief
  7. Take Me Higher
  8. Strength In Numbers
  9. Fired A Shot
  10. Who Owns Who
  11. Hands Up
  12. Smashit

Listen or purchase Prophets Of Rage here.

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR:
October 1 – Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
October 27 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA
November 4 – Ozzfest - San Bernardino, CA
November 10 – Le Zenith Paris – Paris, FRANCE
November 13 – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK
November 15 –  Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Dusseldorf, Germany
November 16 –  O13 – Tilburg, Netherlands

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:

iTunes  - Amazon

Listen to Strength In Numbers

Spotify - Apple Music

Buy, stream, download Prophets Of Rage here.

www.prophetsofrage.com

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TAMAR BRAXTON RELEASES NEW TRACK BLIND, NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 29

NEW ALBUM BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

NATIONAL TOUR WITH
XSCAPE AND MONICA ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017 –  R&B and reality star, Tamar Braxton, has released another track from her forthcoming album, Bluebird of Happiness.  The track Blind, is being released today as an Instant Grat track, meaning fans who
pre-order the album will immediately receive the song.  

Bluebird of Happiness will be released next week, on September 29, 2017 on Tamar's LoganLand Records and features 11 songs and a guest appearance by Yo Gotti.

Additionally, Tamar announces a national tour, joining Xscape and Monica on 22 dates.  Full dates are below, and tickets go on sale today. 
 

Tamar performed a show-stopping rendition of her first single, My Man, on the BET Awards earlier this summer, and the track is currently top 10 at Urban AC radio, with over 3 million streams on Spotify, and almost 5 million overall.

Both hit reality shows, Tamar and Vince and Braxton Family Values  will return this fall on WeTV. View the full tour dates below.

TOUR DATES
November 22 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
November 24 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Center
November 25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 26 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
November 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at BJCC
December 1 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
December 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center*
December 3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
December 7 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
December 8 – Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
December 9 – Jackson, MS @ Mississippi Coliseum
December 10 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink CenterCenturyLink Center
December 13 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
December 15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
December 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
December 17 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
December 27 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
December 28 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
December 30 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
December 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
January 5 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena*
January 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater

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www.tamarbraxton.com

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WU-TANG CLAN RELEASE NEW TRACK LESSON LEARN’D FEAT. INSPECTAH DECK AND REDMAN FROM WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES TODAY

ALBUM PRE-ORDER UP NOW


ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED

Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017 –  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, the first musical offering from 36 Chambers ALC and Entertainment One, is available for pre-order  today. Fans who pre-order the album will immediately receive the instant grat track, Lesson Learn'd, featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman. The album will be released on October 13, 2017, and is executive produced by RZA with creative production in the hands of Wu-Tang's longtime DJ Mathematics.

The first single, People Say, is out now and features Wu-Tang Clan members, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and Redman.  Purchase the single here.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

Additionally, 36 Chambers ALC fashion arm, 36 Chambers menswear, is set to launch a new vegan accessories line, The Pineapple Collection, in the coming weeks.

WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES TRACK LISTING
1. WuTang The Saga Continues Intro feat. RZA
2. Lesson Learn'd feat. Inspectah Deck and Redman
3. Fast and Furious feat. Hue Hef and Raekwon
4. Famous Fighters (skit)
5. If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation) feat. Method Man
6. Frozen feat. Method Man, Killa Priest and Chris Rivers
7. Berto And The Fiend (skit) feat. Ghostface Killah
8. Pearl Harbor feat. Ghostface Killah, Sean Price, Method Man, RZA, with John Ginty on organ and Gary Foote on bass
9. People Say - Wu-Tang Clan feat. Redman
10. Family Skit
11. Why Why Why feat. RZA and Swnkah
12. G'd up feat. Method Man and R-Mean
13. If What You Say Is True - Wu-Tang Clan feat. Streetlife
14. Saga Skit feat. RZA
15. Hood Go Bang! feat. Redman and Method Man
16. Make Time feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna and Steven Latorre
17. Message
18. The Saga Continues Outro feat. RZA

TOUR DATES:
September 22 - Raekwon - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
September 24 - Raekwon - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
September 25 - Raekwon - Austin, TX - Antone's 
September 26 - Raekwon - San Antonio, TX - The Korova
September 6 - Raekwon - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall 
September 7 - Raekwon - Los Angeles, CA - Globe Theater
October 8 - Ghostface Killah - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Freight Depot
October 21 - Ghostface Killah - Chicago, Il - Navy Pier.

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www.wutangclan.com

 

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LITTLE COYOTE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES

NEW SINGLE MEDICINE OUT NOW

SHARES EXCLUSIVE MIX WITH RAVELIN

DEBUT LP THE TROUBLE WITH TEETH
OUT OCTOBER 13TH ON EGGHUNT RECORDS 


"Affecting moments of dark folk and light pop" - Exclaim!

"Atmospheric and dreamy" - A Music Blog, Yea?

Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017 –
Today, Little Coyote has announced they will be taking their upcoming album, The Trouble With Teeth, (out October 13 via Egghunt Records), on the road for a North American tour this fall. Full details can be found below. The band will kick off the tour with their album release show in Toronto on October 13th at The Drake Hotel. More information on the show can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/341825179592549/

Little Coyote have released their latest single, Medicine, along with an exclusive mix, shared today with Ravelin Magazine. The band had curated a playlist featuring some of their favourite artists. Check it out on Spotify. 

The Toronto-based, three-piece band Little Coyote formed in 2015. Little Coyote consists of band mates Byron Patterson, Mike Poisson and Teagan Johnston. Teagan, the band’s leader, began her music career on the west coast of Canada where she released her first EP, Winter’s Child, and worked with local artist Aidan Knight. Teagan relocated to Toronto, ON at the age of 19 to start Little Coyote. The band’s sound and aesthetic is based on Whitehorse, YT which is Teagan’s birthplace. Additional influences include Toronto-based bands Metric, Stars and Broken Social Scene. ‘Little Coyote’ is Teagan’s Yukon nickname and musical alias, she is happy now to share the name with bandmates Byron and Mike. 

Pre-order the album via EggHunt Records: http://www.egghuntrecords.org/products/601460-little-coyote-i-the-trouble-with-teeth-i

NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES:
October 13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
October 14 – Ottawa, ON – The Record Centre
October 15 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB

November 10 – New York, NY – Bushwick Public House
November 11 – New York, NY – Muchmores
November 11 – New Brunswick, NJ – House Show
November 14 – Wilmington, DC – 1984
November 15 – Washington, DC – The Velvet Lounge
November 16 – Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
November 17 – Richmond, VA – Hardywood Brewery

More on Little Coyote: 
Teagan, Mike And Byron bring diverse artistic backgrounds to Little Coyote. Together they are able to create an exciting new space in music that marries their vast influences of Folk, Alternative and Progressive rock, through classical piano, ethereal guitar, driving percussion and synth. 
Little Coyote’s recently released singles, including Annie’s DeadElectric and Delirium have gained praise from George Strombolopulous (Strombo show CBC) , Sidewalk Hustle, Exclaim! and Spotify’s “Indie All Stars” and “New Music Fridays” playlists. After touring Canada from coast to coast, the band is now prepped for their first full length release via EggHunt Records (Richmond VA) on 10/13/17. 

DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster | DOWNLOAD - Hi Res Press Photo
DOWNLOAD - Hi Res Album Artwork

www.littlecoyotemusic.com

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ANTI-FLAG NEW ALBUM AMERICAN FALL OUT NOVEMBER 3rd ON SPINEFARM

RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE RACISTS VIA VEVO

SELECT US AND UK TOUR + FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED

“Political punk rock veterans and socially conscious rockers.” – The FADER

“Give ANTI-FLAG their due: They’re pretty relentless. For more than 20 years, the spirited Pittsburgh punks have worked tirelessly to make their music count for something more than cheap thrills and mindless rebellion.”  – Consequence of Sound

“They [ANTI-FLAG] have stayed quixotically devoted to the idea that punk music can affect real political change; mountains of evidence to the contrary have never seemed to dull their enthusiasm, and bless them for that.” – PopMatters

“We dig these angry, passionate American punks.” – NME

“Riotous Pittsburgh stalwarts” – SPIN

“Top-notch punk” – Alt Press

“Musically, everything flows together excellently, the group not sacrificing their super-catchy punk for their message. The band’s flag is firmly planted in the ground, and they’re still taking on political injustices whenever they see fit.”  
– Loudwire

Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017 – Since unleashing their seminal 1996 debut, Die for the Government, ANTI-FLAG has empowered and emboldened their listeners for two generations with a timeless punk spirit. With today’s chaotic political landscape stemming from the controversial 2016 presidential election, the Pittsburgh, PA quartet (Justin Sane [vocals], Chris#2 [bass, vocals], Chris Head [guitar, vocals], and Pat Thetic [drums]) felt the time was right for ANTI-FLAG to release their most definitive offering -  American Fall – out November 3rd, 2017 on Spinefarm Records.

Co-produced by Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden, American Fall fuels politically driven and powerful self-awareness lyrics, while the 11-song collection is structurally fused together in a new sonic direction of punk-rock singalongs and big hooks. Watch ANTI-FLAG’s new Racists lyric video via VEVO here.

"This song is a call to arms. We must challenge racism and hatred everywhere we see it:  at school, at work, at the dinner table with our families...absolutely everywhere.  If you still stand by the Trump regime after Charlottesville, you are complicit. The line has been drawn.  On one side stand those who fight for humanity, optimism, and empathy.  On the other side are those who precipitate bigotry, cynicism, and apathy.  Now is the time to get off of the fence and choose which side of history you want to be on." – ANTI-FLAG

ANTI-FLAG will bring their memorable live set on the road this Fall with select tour and festival dates in the US and UK announced, including Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA on October 21st with Nine Inch Nails and Perfect Circle. Plus, the band will perform at this year’s KNOTFEST in Toluca, Mexico on October 28th. See all dates listed below.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE ALBUM’S LEAD SINGLE AMERICAN ATTRACTION HERE

PRE-ORDER AMERICAN FALL HERE

ANTI-FLAG 2017 TOUR DATES:
Oct 11 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 RITZ
Oct 12 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Bristol
Oct 13 - Leicester, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leicester
Oct 15 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leeds
Oct 16 - London, United Kingdom @ o2 Kentish Town Forum
Oct 17 - London, United Kingdom @ o2 Kentish Town Forum
Oct 18 - Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Newcastle
Oct 19 - Glasgow, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Oct 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Oct 28 - Toluca, Mexico @ KNOTFEST MÉXICO
Oct 30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's*
Oct 31 - Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre*
Nov 02 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
Nov 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
Nov 04 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*
Nov 05 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
*w/ Flogging Molly

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www.anti-flag.com
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DANKO JONES ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

SHARE NEW SINGLE YOU ARE MY WOMAN

Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017 – Danko Jones have been busy since the release of their latest album, Wild Cat – touring relentlessly in support of the new music. Now, the band is ready to get back out on the road and bring their electrifying rock and roll show to stages in Canada this fall. The run of dates will take the band through Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba, kicking off on November 2nd in Oshawa, ON. Full details can be found below. Along with the announcement of the tour, Danko Jones shares their newest single from Wild Cat – You Are My Woman. Have a listen to the track here.

Danko Jones have never felt more vibrant or hungry than they are on Wild Cat. The 11-track album is a raw representation of the band’s collective musical history and influences, and without a doubt their most solid album yet.

Celebrating 20 years in the rock n’ roll game in 2016, Danko Jones have an impressive resume to show for the past two decades. In addition to sold out headline tours across Canada and the European continent they have also toured the US, Brazil, Japan, Australia and South Africa and done extensive collaborations with a vast number of great artists. The Canadian trio has spent months on the road with Guns N Roses, Motorhead and Volbeat and opened up for The Rolling Stones and Ozzy.

With Fire Music (2015), the predecessor to Wild Cat, Danko Jones reached their highest chart positions to date in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland, and charted in another handful of key territories. The first single, Do You Wanna Rock, peaked at #5 on the Active Rock radio charts in Canada, making it their highest charting single in Canada in their career. The song also received massive airplay around the globe. My Little RNR – the first single off of Wild Cat – peaked at #6 on the Active Rock Charts in Canada this past spring.

Don’t miss the group in your town this fall!

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
November 2 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall
November 3 – London, ON – London Music Hall
November 4 – Sarnia, ON – The Station Music Hall
November 5 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse
November 7 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
November 8 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
November 9 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway Bar
November 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Nashville’s

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Official Website: www.dankojones.com
The Official Danko Jones Podcast: www.dankojones.com/category/podcast

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LAILA BIALI HITS THE ROAD THIS FALL WITH GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK IN TOW!

TOUR RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

Toronto, ON – September 21, 2017 – On October 18th, Laila Biali will embark on a fall tour, sharing her renditions of tunes from the Great Canadian Songbook. The run of dates will take her through Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, and includes a hometown show in Toronto on November 8th. Full details can be found below.

The tour marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of Laila’s album, From Sea to Sky, with CBC Records, where she took her first steps in covering Canadian songs. Her live sets will include performances of music from some of the most celebrated songwriters, including Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Feist, Sarah McLachlan, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, k.d. Lang, Ron Sexsmith, Jane Siberry, Marc Jordan, Ruth Lowe, and Neil Young. Have a listen to Laila’s cover of the Neil Young classic, Heart of Gold, which she released earlier this year.

Laila – a multi-award winning singer, pianist and arranger – has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, recorded with and supported international icon Sting, and was recently featured at the first-ever global TEDSummit. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards, and last year she was a Premier’s Award nominee for outstanding college graduates. Laila is also the host of Saturday Night Jazz, a national radio show launched by CBC Music earlier this month.

She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more.

FALL TOUR DATES:
October 18 – La Ronge, SK – Churchill Community High School
October 19 – Rosthern, SK – Station Arts Centre
October 20 – Biggar, SK – Majestic Theatre
October 21 – Kindersley, SK – Norman Ritchie Community Centre
October 23 – Shaunavon, SK – Centre Street United Church
October 24 – Swift Current, SK – Living Sky Casino Event Centre
October 25 – Assiniboia, SK – Prince of Wales Recreation & Cultural Centre
October 25 – Estevan, SK – Estevan Comprehensive High School
October 27 – Yorkton, SK – Anne Portnuff Theatre
October 28 – Langenburg, SK – George Layh Theatre
October 30 – Canora, SK – Canora Composite School
November 1 – Hudson Bay, SK – St. Stephen’s United Church
November 2 – Humboldt, SK – Humboldt District and Gallery
November 3 – Lloydminster, SK – Vic Juba Community Theatre
November 4 – Luseland, SK – Luseland Homecoming Hall
November 8 – Toronto, ON – Koerner Hall, Humber at 50: A Celebration Through Music
November 9 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
November 10 – Sherwood Park, AB – Festival Place
November 24 – Duncan, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
November 25 - Lion's Bay, BC - House Concert
November 26 - Maple Ridge, BC - ACT Arts Centre

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www.lailabiali.com

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LA PAPESSA BY LIDO PIMIENTA NAMED WINNER AT THE 2017 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA TONIGHT

TORONTO, ON – Monday, September 18, 2017

Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album La Papessa.

“Not in English, not in French. But we’re here,” said Pimienta after accepting the award.

The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of almost 200 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.

Held at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto, the evening featured performances by six of the 10 nominees, including Weaves, Lido Pimienta, Leif Vollebekk, Tanya Tagaq, Feist and Lisa Leblanc. The evening also featured the exclusive worldwide debut of Leonard Cohen’s new video for Leaving the Table, directed by Christopher Mills.

A Tribe Called Red and members of BADBADNOTGOOD were also in attendance.

There were a number of high-profile testimonials on behalf of the various nominees throughout the evening. These included Nick Cave speaking on behalf of Leonard Cohen, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew supporting Gord Downie, Saul Williams backing A Tribe Called Red, author Naomi Klein talking up Lido Pimienta and Perfume Genius endorsing Tanya Tagaq.

The emcee for the evening was CBC Radio 2 morning host and Polaris juror, Raina Douris.

The 2017 Polaris Short List was:
A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
Weaves – Weaves

The Grand Jury who decided the winner included Brian Cleveland (CFMH), Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1FM), Vish Khanna (Kreative Kontrol), Nick Krewen (Freelance Journalist), Erik Leijon (Freelance Journalist), Tara McCarthy (CBC Radio One), Catherine Pogonat (Radio-Canada), Sandra Sperounes (Capital City Records), Laura Stanley (Freelance Journalist) and Brad Wheeler (The Globe And Mail).

"This year's grand jury approached their task with passion, intellect and heart,” commented Katherine Duncan, who oversaw the Grand Jury. “Our winner emerged as a result of a year of dedicated listening, and many hours of thoughtful, inspiring debate. What a privilege it is to congratulate the winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize!"

The prize’s past winners have included Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) (2006).

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. 

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize. 

About the Polaris Music Prize 
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca 

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media 
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.ca
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Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Media assets: 
(Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LA PAPESSA DE LIDO PIMIENTA REMPORTE  LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS 2017

Toronto, ON – Lundi 18 septembre 2017

Lido Pimienta a remporté le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 pour l’album La Papessa.

“Ni en anglais, ni en français. Mais nous sommes ici,” a dit Pimienta en acceptant le prix. 

Le Prix, qui était présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, est remis au meilleur album canadien de l’année. Celui-ci est jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical, les ventes d’albums ou l’affiliation professionnelle. L’album gagnant a été déterminé par le grand jury composé de 11 professionnels issus de médias couvrant la musique. Ces personnes font partie du jury du Polaris composé de près de 200 journalistes, rédacteurs, diffuseurs, animateurs et personnalités provenant des quatre coins du pays.

Six des dix artistes nommés ont livré une prestation sur la scène du Carlu, salle historique située dans le centre-ville de Toronto où se tenait le gala: Weaves, Lido Pimienta, Leif Vollebekk, Tanya Tagaq, Feist et Lisa LeBlanc. De plus, le nouveau vidéoclip de Leonard Cohen pour la chanson « Leaving the Table », réalisé par Christopher Mills, a été présenté en exclusivité mondiale lors de la soirée.

A Tribe Called Red et des membres de BADBADNOTGOOD ont également assisté au gala.

Tout au long de la soirée, nous avons eu droit à de nombreux témoignages d’estime célébrant quelques-uns des nommés: Nick Cave a parlé au nom de Leonard Cohen, Kevin Drew de Broken Social Scene a appuyé Gord Downie, Saul Williams a soutenu A Tribe Called Red, l’auteure Naomi Klein a parlé de Lido Pimienta et Perfume Genius a endossé Tanya Tagaq.

La soirée était animée par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning et membre du jury Polaris.

La courte liste du Polaris 2017 était composée des albums suivants:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
Weaves – Weaves

Les membres du grand jury qui ont déterminé le gagnant sont: Brian Cleveland (CFMH), Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1FM), Vish Khanna (Kreative Kontrol), Nick Krewen (Pigiste), Erik Leijon (Pigiste), Tara McCarthy (CBC Radio One), Catherine Pogonat (Radio-Canada), Sandra Sperounes (Capital City Records), Laura Stanley (Pigiste) et Brad Wheeler (The Globe And Mail).

« Le grand jury de cette année s’est attelé à la tâche avec passion, intellect et beaucoup de coeur, » nous raconte Katherine Duncan, qui supervisait le grand jury. « Notre gagnant découle d’une année d’écoute attentive et de plusieurs heures passées à débattre de façon approfondie et inspirante. Quel privilège nous avons de féliciter la gagnante du Prix de musique Polaris 2017! »

Les lauréats précédents sont: Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) (2006).

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 70 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale qui produit et distribue du contenu, et qui opère des chaînes. À partir de nos maisons de production à travers le monde, nous créons divers contenus incluant du divertissement factuel, de courtes séries numériques et des émissions jeunesse. Notre entreprise de distribution, Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2300 heures de contenu, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Les canaux d’affaires internationaux de Blue Ant Media offrent un portefeuille de marques médiatiques telles que Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) et HGTV (Nouvelle-Zélande). Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto, avec des bureaux à Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, Londres, Sydney, Beijing et Taipei. Blueantmedia.ca

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Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec 
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
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Matériel promo:
(Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
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PROPHETS OF RAGE RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM TODAY

Toronto, ON – September 15, 2017 – The highly anticipated self-titled debut album from revolutionary musicians, Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) is out today via Fantasy Records.

Formed amid 2016’s tumultuous election, Prophets of Rage have toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and coalesced into an explosive unit capable of playing with equal parts precision, passion and muscle. The new album, produced by longtime Rage collaborator Brendan O’Brien, (with bold cover art created for the band by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey) fuses the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work into an inventive, compelling and timely new musical statement.  Michael Moore, who directed the blistering, politically charged video for the track Unfuck The World declared, “Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment.”

When we put this band together a year ago, I don't think any of us knew what to expect or how it would be received by the people,” stated B-Real. “From that time to now it's been amazing to see the growth of this new amazing band and to see the effect it has had on the fans we've played for. I feel blessed to be a part of it. Our chemistry is undeniable when we are on stage, and to finally bring forth a new album with that same powerful chemistry is exciting and we can't wait to see what the future brings.”

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, and Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.

Prophets Of Rage just completed a short run of intimate club shows in a number of historic rooms including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Apollo Theater in New York City and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.  The band is gearing up for headlining turns at Riot Fest in Chicago, Louder Than Life in Louisville, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans and Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA.  All dates listed below.

Watch Prophets Of Rage perform Living on the 110 on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon here.

Watch the extended Chuck D and Tom Morello interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show here.


Prophets Of Rage Track list:

  1. Radical Eyes
  2. Unfuck The World
  3. Legalize Me
  4. Living on the 110
  5. The Counteroffensive
  6. Hail To The Chief
  7. Take Me Higher
  8. Strength In Numbers
  9. Fired A Shot
  10. Who Owns Who
  11. Hands Up
  12. Smashit


PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR: 
September 17 – Riot Fest – Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
October 1 – Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
October 27-29 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA
November 4 – Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA

Listen to Strength In Numbers
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Buy, stream, download Prophets Of Rage here.
www.prophetsofrage.com

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A TRIBE CALLED RED'S WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION OUT IN CANADA ON VINYL TODAY

LIMITED-EDITION COLOURED VINYL AND
MERCH BUNDLES AVAILABLE

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

Toronto, ON – September 15, 2017 – A Tribe Called Red’s, critically acclaimed album, We Are The Halluci Nation, is getting a vinyl treatment. Today, the black vinyl record is available for purchase in Canada, in stores and online, along with a limited-edition green and yellow vinyl, which is available at the band’s webstore.

The JUNO-Award winning, Polaris Music Prize Short Listed album has been remastered for the double vinyl, which includes Stadium Pow Wow and Suplex – two songs that were not originally included on the CD.

We Are The Halluci Nation was released on September 16th , 2016 to critical acclaim. The record hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Top 200, spent two weeks at #1 on Earshot!, and reached #2 on the iTunes USA Top 200 Electronic chart. We Are The Halluci Nation was also named the #1 record on CBC’s list of the 25 best Canadian albums of 2016. This summer, the group saw the video for Stadium Pow Wow pick up Best Director at the iHeart Radio MMVAs, while their video for R.E.D. won Video of the Year. Earlier this month, the group released the captivating 360° virtual reality music video for their single, Indian City, which can be viewed here, and on the SESQUI app, MERIDIAN VR, exclusively in Canada.

Featuring appearances by from Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Saul Williams, Polaris Prize-winning throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Shad, Lido Pimienta, Leonard Sumner, John Trudell, Northern Voice, The Chippewa Travellers, and more, We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity.

“A visionary trio of DJs…there probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.” – Washington Post

VINYL TRACKLISTING:
Side A:

1. We Are The Halluci Nation Ft. John Trudell & Northern Voice
2. R.E.D. Ft Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
3. The Virus Ft. Saul Williams & Chippewa Travellers
4. Before
5. ᓯᓚ (Sila) Ft. Tanya Tagaq
6. The Light Ft. Lido Pimienta
Side B: 
7. Maima Koopi Ft. Oka & Chippewa Travellers
8. JHD Ft. Junior Ottawa
9. Eanan Ft. Maxida Marak
10. The Muse Ft. Jennifer Kreisberg
Side C:
11. Indian City Ft. Black Bear
12. How I Feel Ft. Leonard Sumner, Shad & Northern Voice
13. For You (The Light Part II) Ft. Lido Pimienta
14. ALie Nation Ft. John Trudell, Lido Pimienta, Northern Voice & Tanya Tagaq
15. Soon
Side D:
16. Stadium Pow Wow Ft. Black Bear
17. Suplex Ft. Northern Voice

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
09/16 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
09/17 - Vancouver, BC - Westward Music Festival

09/19 - New York, NY - La MaMa  (Afterparty Only)
09/21 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Yes
09/23 - Miami, FL - Miccosukee Casino
10/17 - Anchorage, AK - Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
10/19 - Juneau, AK - Centennial Hall Convention Center
10/20 - Anchorage, AK - Williwaw
10/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Lost Lake Music Festival
10/25 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
10/27 - Santa Barbara, CA - UCSB
11/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Music Hall
11/03 - Duluth, MN - Black Bear Casino Resort
11/04 - Sioux Falls, SD - Event Hall
11/07 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
11/09 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
11/10 - Cullowhee, NC - Bardo Arts Center
11/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
11/30 - Saskatoon, SK - O’Brians Event Centre
12/01 - Calgary, AB - The Palace
12/02 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle Vinyl Tavern

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www.atribecalledred.com
www.electricpowwow.com
www.soundcloud.com/a-tribe-called-red

We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com

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HELLO MOTH ON TOUR IN WESTERN CANADA THIS FALL

BRAND NEW EP NEBULA SONGS TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 13th TO KICK OFF TOUR

Toronto, ON – September 14, 2017 – 
On October 13th, Calgary’s Hello Moth will release a brand new collection of tracks, entitled Nebula Songs. The EP release will mark the start of a Western Canadian tour that will take him through Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta (full details below). Have a listen to Take This Away for a taste of the EP’s infectious sound, and the captivating performance that Hello Moth will bring to Canadian stages this fall. 

When I construct my songs in front of new audiences I like to treat the performance as a chance to be understood, to communicate directly," says Hello Moth. "Every part of the performance is looped live, so I get to portray each sonic component in a raw and real way for my listeners. You’ll never see me more myself than when I’m on stage, and it's always a thrill to sing my songs for new people on tour.

He continues, "When I wrote these new songs, it was my first time using the softer sounds of a modern synthesizer as opposed to the brittle and pointy character of the vintage instrument with which I launched my career. I thought the new synth sounded fluffy, like clouds but colourful, like a nebula. That's why I call these my Nebula Songs."

Hello Moth started by playing open mics around Calgary and quickly developed a reputation as one of the city’s most innovative performers thanks to his novel hybridization of electronic music and poetic song. Through his unorthodox style, he has achieved success locally and beyond: 2013’s debut album Infinitely Repeated was nominated for Best Electronic Record at the WCMAs, he provided direct support to St. Vincent at Sled Island 2014, performed at TEDxYYC 2015, was declared “the weirdest, most underrated, most original and unabashedly true-to-self performer on the Rifflandia lineup, hands down” by Exclaim! in 2016, and was one of a select few Canadian artists selected to showcase at the prestigious Great Escape Festival in the UK in 2017. Hello Moth is also the producer behind the platinum pop hit, Jackpot, which he co-wrote with singer Jocelyn Alice.

His latest offering, Slave In A Stone, was released in November 2016. CBC dubbed the album, “frenetic, weird and all kinds of exciting … the kind of innovative music-making that keeps the future of Canadian music looking bright”, and the video for lead single, A Song About Transcience, was awarded Best Music Video at the 2017 AMPIA Rosie Awards. The record was written, recorded and produced by Hello Moth, and includes an adaptation of By the Waters of Babylon by 18th century composer Philip Hayes. Otherworldly themes run through the album’s lyrics, sung over looped and layered instrumentals that sound much bigger than what one person could seem to produce on their own.

NEBULA SONGS EP TRACKLISTING:
Waiting for Another
Falling
Take This Away

FALL TOUR DATES:
October 13 – Winnipeg, MB – Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
October 15 – Flin Flon, MB – Johnny’s Social Club
October 18 – Regina, SK – T&A Vinyl
October 19 – Calgary, AB – Nite Owl
October 20 – Edmonton, AB – Aria’s Bistro
October 21 – Red Deer, AB – Forgotten Alley

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SÉBASTIEN IZAMBARD OF ACCLAIMED WORLDWIDE GROUP IL DIVO

TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM NOVEMBER 3

FIRST SINGLE WE CAME HERE TO LOVE
OUT SEPTEMBER 29

Toronto, ON – September 13, 2017 – Sébastien Izambard
- one quarter of the massive classical crossover group Il Divo - will release a new solo album, We Came Here To Love, November 3 (Entertainment One Music). The album’s first single, We Came Here To Love, will be released September 29. Check out the announcement video here.

The album is a natural step forward for the self-taught French singer/guitarist/pianist, who also produced the record. “Being a part of Il Divo has afforded me a great opportunity to tour the world and get exposed to all different kinds of music,” says Séb Izambard, a tenor.  “This album is far from what anybody would expect from me. I wanted to show a side of me that has nothing to do with Il Divo. I was a pop artist before, and it’s something I wanted to do and haven’t done in 20 years and now it’s the right time in my life for it. I wrote many of the songs and I’m so excited to put it out there for people to hear.” The album features 11 original songs written or co-written by Séb and showcases his eclectic influences from The Weeknd and Coldplay to James Blake and Adele, from pop and dance to the classical crossover that he’s known for.   

The album’s first single is a haunting and explosive vocal tour de force, making it a natural introduction to the new record.  “I believe that everything happens for a reason and We Came Here To Love came into my life at the perfect time, as anything in God’s will. We all deserve to be loved from the moment we open our eyes in to the world (birth), to the moment we return to dust (death). Love is what we all thrive for, we could live with little food but not without love. My children never asked to come in to this world and feel unloved, unseen or uncared for. I want this song to help others find a ray of hope, the same way it did for me when I first heard it on my way to recover from my past life,” says Séb of the album’s first single.

The Paris native began playing guitar and piano as a child, and his love of music grew from there. “Music became my food, my therapy and my savior,” said Séb. He released his debut album in 2000 before joining Il Divo in 2003. That group has gone on to become one of the most popular crossover groups of all time, selling over 30 million records worldwide.

Track list:
1. We Came Here To Love
2. Kingdom Come
3. Up
4. Unchained
5. Goodbye My Lover
6. Ashes
7. Blind Heart
8. Love Again
9. Why
10 Cheer Me Up
11. Easy

About Sébastien Izambard

Born and raised in a single-parent household in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, Sébastien Izambard taught himself to play guitar, piano and sing. At the age of 5, he began composing songs on his piano. He didn’t grow up with much wealth but his childhood taught him the value of friendship and family and he learned to embrace the life of a touring musician, packing his equipment into a van and taking to the road.

A solo artist whose songs had an affinity with Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice, he toured with French legend Johnny Halliday, opening his shows for him and eventually becoming an established star in his homeland: his 2000 solo album, Libre, brought him a number one single, Si Tu Savais, in France. Séb is a talented writer as well, writing for many different French artists before joining the international musical sensation Il Divo. He has written with Darren Hayes, Ramin Karimloo, Guy Chambers, and Don Black.

Séb was sought out by Carlos Marin (current member of Il Divo) and urged to audition. Séb performed “Caruso” while playing the piano himself, and Simon Cowell heard him and offered him the job that same day. Since then, Il Divo has had success both domestically and across the world, all while pioneering the genre of operatic pop. The multi-national classical crossover vocal group has released 9 albums since 2004 which have sold for a combined 30+ million copies worldwide.

Séb has done his share of solidarity work, which he calls “essential to his life”. He is an active member of the Assistance Medicale Toit du Monde (ANTM) which helps poor children in Nepal and India, and has raffled several of his Armani suits for the charity. In November 2014 and in partnership with his wife Renée Izambard, Séb led an ambitious project to raise money for Isla and Jude, brother and sister suffering from the rare and fatal disease Sanfilippo Syndrome. In association with 15 different Australian artists including Dareen Hayes, Empire of the Sun’s Luke Steele, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, and help of Sony Music Australia, he produced Hope for Isla and Jude, a single showcasing Kate Bush classic, This Woman’s Work, which was released on December 5, 2014. He is also a global ambassador of the Australian Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation.

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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A FELLOW SHIP TO RELEASE NEW EP THE BLACK SHEEP ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

STREAM THE TITLE TRACK HERE

TOURING EASTERN CANADA THIS SEPTEMBER

Toronto, ON – September 11, 2017 –
Folk pop band, A Fellow Ship, has announced their latest EP, The Black Sheep, to be released on September 30th. The band will celebrate the release with a show in Toronto at The Horseshoe Tavern, which wraps up their fall tour. Stream the first single off the album, The Black Sheep.

Kicking off the tour in Ottawa on September 19th at Avant Garde Bar, the band will be sharing their new songs with audiences in Ontario, Quebec and on the East Coast. Full details on the tour can be found below.

The Black Sheep EP is a true reflection of how far we've come as musicians, songwriters, and friends. It addresses many of the experiences that we have gone through over the last couple years,” says Joe Dent, lead vocalist and guitarist. “From lonely nights away from home, to lazy mornings with not a care in the world, it is a testimony to all the ups and downs that make life interesting.”

Recorded at Marquee Sound in Toronto, the record was produced by award winning producer, John Switzer. “He whipped us into shape while somehow still making us feel good about ourselves,” continues Dent.

A Fellow Ship is a 7-piece collective from Toronto. Their long time camaraderie and combined love for music and good company has evolved into a mighty clash of folk, pop, jazz, funk, and soul, leaving nothing but dancing in it’s wake. The band released their self-titled debut EP in June 2015, have a listen here. A Fellow Ship is Joe Dent (guitar, vocals), Forest Van Winkle (vocals), Jack Stone (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Teddy Liptay (keyboard), Tristan Schultz (bass), Ryan Johnston (drums), and Austin Jones (trumpet). Their latest EP also features John Nicholson (saxophone).

THE BLACK SHEEP TRACKLISTING

  1. The Black Sheep
  2. A Million Voices
  3. Turned To Gold
  4. Followed Me Home
  5. I Belong With You


UPCOMING TOUR DATES
September 19 – Ottawa, ON – Avant Garde Bar
September 20 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
September 21 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
September 23 – Halifax, NS – Timbre Lounge
September 27 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
September 28 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT
September 29 – London, ON – Tarjj Mahal
September 30 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

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www.afellowship.net

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TOOTHGRINDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PHANTOM AMOUR OUT NOVEMBER 10

BAND PREMIERES NEW SONG, THE SHADOW
VIA METAL SUCKS


TOURING WITH BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
THIS FALL


Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Toothgrinder have announced their new album, Phantom Amour, out November 10 via Spinefarm Records. It follows Nocturnal Masquerade, the band's 2015 debut which set the stage for Toothgrinder and allowed them to join New Jersey's long and elite lineage of game-changing metal acts.

The band has partnered with Metal Sucks to premiere the new song, The Shadow. This is the very first taste of new music from Phantom Amour.

"The endless war with one's own subconscious is something that all of us can relate to," said singer Justin Matthews. "The ebb and flow of life can either drive us in a positive direction or drag us straight to hell. The Shadow expresses this concept from my perspective. The tune is meant to be a bit haunting and mysterious, as well as the perfect way to bridge the gap between the old and new Toothgrinder sound. We hope you all enjoy!

The band is touring with Between the Buried and Me and more this fall. All Toothgrinder tour dates are posted below.

PHANTOM AMOUR TRACKLISTING

  1. HVY
  2. The Shadow
  3. Let It Ride
  4. Phantom Amour
  5. Red
  6. Adenium
  7. Jubilee
  8. Paris
  9. Pietà
  10. Snow
  11. Vagabond
  12. Futile
  13. Facing East From a Western Shor

TOUR DATES
September 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
September 22 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
September 23 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
September 24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
September 26 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
September 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
September 28 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
September 29 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
September 30 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
October 1 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
October 2 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
October 3 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
October 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 6 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
October 7 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
October 8 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
October 9 – San Diego, CA – Soma
October 10 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
October 12 – Dallas, TX – Trees
October 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse
October 14 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
October 15 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
October 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
October 18 – St Petersburg, FL – State Theater
October 19 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
October 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
October 21 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatr
October 22 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

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ELECTRIC WIZARDWILL RELEASE THEIR NINTH STUDIO ALBUM WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD ON NOVEMBER 10TH VIA WITCHFINDER/ SPINEFARM RECORDS

PRE-ORDERS LIVE!  T-SHIRT, PIN, POSTER, PATCH AND CASSETTE BUNDLES AVAILABLE HERE

UPON ALBUM PREORDER, FANS WILL RECEIVE AN INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF NEW TRACK  SEE YOU IN HELL

Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Wizard Bloody Wizard is the long anticipated new LP from UK cult legends, ELECTRIC WIZARD, and, man, is it HEAVY!!!! Forty-three minutes of cranium crushing bludgeon rock, a relentless aural brain rape and, like the band's beloved vintage horror/exploitation movies, definitely not for those of a nervous disposition.

Finally rising above convention and genre, the band have constructed their own vision of classic Heavy Rock, a sound harking back to the dreaded days when ‘heavy’ meant Grand Funk and Black Sabbath and ‘rock’ meant drugs, groupies and mountains of amplification. This is 21st  Century blues, dragged (and drugged) back from the grave…

“Right away we knew this was it… the new direction we should go in," says Jus Oborn (guitar/vocals). “Real heavy music… really basic heavy rock, blues based but brutal. I think a lot of modern heavy music has disappeared up its own arse… it’s too pretentious and technical. We wanted to get back to that primal sound… over amplified blues… Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Zeppelin. They took that music and then turned it up… so we thought let's do the blues in our style. Heavy, heavy super fuckin' blues, total snail-paced funeral boogie for this 21st century hell. I guess it's meant to be hopeless but it's also defiant and unbroken.”

Even though the LP promises ‘hymns to death, drugs, sex and violence,’ the overall vibe is a band that is revitalised and ready to kill. The sound is aggressive, stripped back and savage, as if the new line-up has mainlined a new level of attitude and ability.

“Y’know, a lot of bad shit has happened to us, but through it all was the music. We still dig loud heavy music and the album is not really depressed or angry, it’s arrogant and rebellious. I still believe in rock and roll and I still believe in killing it on stage and mentally destroying an audience.”

And the band sounds together really together. The last three years of touring, writing and rehearsing have honed and moulded a new sound that has truly distilled the ELECTRIC WIZARD brew. In 43 brain-damaging minutes the band delivers a varied, challenging and breath-taking LP, from crushing blues stomp through savage Detroit sleaze rock, paranoiac passages of droning drug rock and creepy funereal proto-metal/acidrock. This is heavy shit, baby!

“We’ve been worn out by the modern scene, it’s all about styles and genre. We just wanna make solid heavy music… no rules. We didn’t set out to record a style or product. We set out to record what we wanted to hear. I want people to know it's ELECTRIC WIZARD from the first second, but also to know we are gonna take them on a trip. Heavy doesn’t just mean tone and bottom end… I think people have become too obsessed by fx and boutique amps. It’s more about playing style, attitude and song-writing… y’know, a lot of our songs have been interpreted as acoustic numbers by various people and they are still heavy and ominous sounding… you can’t dilute true darkness.”

The LP’s stunning all analogue recording has been produced by Jus Oborn and Liz Buckingham (guitars) in their own Satyr IX Recording Studio.

“It’s an anti-studio really. We wanted to put as little between the band and the tape as possible. We needed to take stuff away and use less equipment cos I think the raw sound of the band is killer. Studios have progressively made the recording situation more difficult and convoluted. I always think the best recordings are the simplest and most basic ones. So, yeah, we built the studio that we wanted… mics, mixing desk, tape machine… that’s it. No bullshit.”

The LP sleeve and art has also been conceived by the band and echoes, again, their love of the macabre, evil and sleazy. A sick and twisted bad taste eye-assault that aims to titillate, excite and repulse you.

“Sex and violence are our basest instincts. I guess we think that engaging the brain and guts on this most basic, primal level is the fastest way to grab people's emotions…

it's ‘shock’ tactics, but the world is so fuckin' brainwashed or bored that they need to be ‘woken up’. The ‘man’ is slowly neutering and killing us with technology and lies… it’s time to fight back.”

Wizard Bloody Wizard.

The line is drawn….in blood.

ELECTRIC WIZARD is:
Jus Oborn – guitar / vocals
Liz Buckingham – guitar
Simon Poole – drums
Clayton Burgess – bass

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VAN WILLIAM RELEASES THE REVOLUTION EP TODAY VIA FANTASY RECORDS

THE 4-TRACK EP, HIS FIRST SOLO EFFORT, INCLUDES LEAD SINGLE REVOLUTION FEATURING FIRST AID KIT

Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Van William
, best known for the subversive, sparkling artistry he brought to his former acclaimed indie outfits - Port O’Brien and WATERS, has released his first ever solo work, The Revolution EP today via Fantasy Records. 

Yesterday MxDwn.com premiered the new video for the track Never Had Enough of You, which features a cameo by Van’s friend and frequent collaborator, Laura Burhenn of  The Mynabirds. Watch it here. Earlier this summer, NPR debuted the first single, Revolution featuring First Aid Kit, see it here.

"As a writer and singer, I've never been able to be that subtle with my songs,” explained William. “I grew up on Fugazi and Plastic Ono Band, The Lonesome Crowded West, and On The Beach. Songs that scream hooks from deep down and get into every crevasse of your ear canals. It sounds cliché as fuck, especially when inserted right in the middle of a press release, but it’s also very true: this is it. You might hate it or love it, but this is what I can do and need to share. These songs sound exactly like I feel - restless, reeling, heartbroken and pissed about whatever this country is, and ready to burst.”

Recorded in Stinson Beach, CA, all of the songs on The Revolution EP were co-produced by Van William.  Key contributors include: drummer, Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes); bassist, Chris Chu (the Morning Benders); keyboardist Tam Visher; co-producer, Brian Phillips; and Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg (First Aid Kit).

Always the creative force throughout various musical incarnations, Van’s newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh and exciting ways.  With a wry, beautifully written turn of phrase, he’s always preferred to examine life’s (and love’s) dark underbelly but few songwriters make the therapeutics so much fun. This time out the songs carry a jagged, messier edge, artfully balancing his remarkable gift for dazzling melodies and unforgettable choruses.

An enthralling introduction, (his debut full-length solo LP is due early next year) Van William’s The Revolution EP signals the arrival of a truly gifted young artist on the rise.

Van William will perform on October 12th at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles supporting First Aid Kit (Tickets). Additional dates will be announced soon.  

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THE REVOLUTION EP TRACK LIST:

  1. Revolution featuring – First Aid Kit
  2. Fourth of July
  3. Never Had Enough of You
  4. Cosmic Sign (Demo)

Listen or buy The Revolution EP via Spotify, ITunes and Amazon here.

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LAILA BIALI ANNOUNCED AS HOST OF NEW CBC RADIO 2 PROGRAM SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ

SET TO PERFORM AT THE
KENSINGTON MARKET JAZZ FESTIVAL
ON SEPTEMBER 15

Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Multi-award winning Canadian singer, pianist and arranger, Laila Biali, is kicking off the fall season with a bang! After guest hosting CBC Radio 2’s flagship national jazz program, Tonic, for three weeks this summer, Laila has been invited to host the brand new CBC Radio 2 show, Saturday Night Jazz, which will air coast to coast on Radio 2 Saturday Nights from 8:00pm to midnight. The show launches tomorrow evening (Saturday, September 9th).

“I've always been a radio junkie,” comments Laila. “My mom used to have CBC Radio 2 on in the background when we were kids, and my deep love of music was fed by that constant stream of sound. When the CBC invited me to host their new national show, Saturday Night Jazz, I couldn't have been more thrilled!”

Following her inaugural Saturday Night Jazz show, Laila will make her debut appearance at the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which was launched last year by JUNO award-winning jazz singer, Molly Johnson. The show will take place on Friday, September 15th at the Poetry Jazz Café and will see Laila joined by her long-time bassist, George Koller, and her husband, Ben Wittman, on drums.

Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, recorded with and supported international icon Sting, and was recently featured at the first-ever global TEDSummit. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards, and last year she was a Premier’s Award nominee for outstanding college graduates.

Laila takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more.

Kensington Market Jazz Festival
Saturday, September 15
Poetry Jazz Cafe
7:30pm
Tickets are available at the door for $32, cash only
www.kensingtonjazz.com

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BOOGÁT SHARES DANCEABLE NEW TRACK SABES MUY BIEN

SAN CRISTOBAL BAILE INN
SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 6

TOURING CANADA THIS FALL  

Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Today, Canadian-Mexican musician, Boogát, shares his song, Sabes Muy Bien, a collaboration between Andrés Oddone and Frikstailers. This is the third single off his upcoming album, San Cristóbal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6th via Maisonnette. The track, both romantic and danceable, is an open letter to family, love, and friendship, and explores how our choices define the ways we live our lives. This single is accompanied by the beautiful artwork of Todobien Estudio, an art collective based in Mexico. Sabes Muy Bien is available on all digital platforms.

San Cristobal Baile Inn follows Boogát’s 2015 release, Neo Reconquista, which includes collaborations with La Yegros, Sonido Pesa’o and Pierre Kwenders. The album took home the World Music Album of the Yea at The 2016 JUNO Awards, and the Félix Award at ADISQ 2016.

Boogát recently shared another single from San Cristobal Baile Inn, Mezcalero Feliz, which draws inspiration from Mezcal, the drink, and its storied traditions. It provides a window into the millennium tradition of the Mezcalillero and Mezcolatra lifestyle. The song borrows and reworks numerous Mexican folk sayings that celebrate Mezcal, while Mezcalero Feliz shines through its modern interpretation of a song style usually reserved for traditional Mexican music. Watch the video here. The song is the second single from San Cristobal Baile Inn, following Eres Una Bomba.

San Cristobal Baile Inn is Boogát’s third album, written entirely in Spanish, and revisits a more electronic sound, infused with rap and Reggaeton flavours. An uplifting and party oriented record, it stays true to the roots of Latin music, while remaining politically charged. The album was written while Boogát spent a year living in Mexico’s capital city, in search of his own personal connection to his parent’s culture. His mother, being from Mexico, he wanted to bring the family to the city, explore its neighbourhoods, music and subcultures. While doing so, he connected with the diaspora of international Latin musicians who congregate in the metropolis, making Mexico the number one city for Latin music. San Cristobal (St. Christopher) is the patron of the travelers and the album is a celebration of immigrants and travelers at large.

Boogát hails from Montreal, QC and blends hip-hop with Latin Music styles such as Cumbia and Reggaeton. Of Paraguayan and Mexican descent, he was born in Québec City to immigrant parents and raised in the Beauport borough of the city, then moved to Montreal in 2001, where his career took off.

Boogát released his first full-length Spanish album, El Dorado Sunset, in 2013. The album won two Félix Awards for Best World Music Album and Producer of the Year at ADISQ 2013. He has been touring non-stop in Canada, USA, México, Argentina, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic and Spain ever since. Boogát will perform new music from San Cristobal Baile Inn while on tour in Canada this fall, so be sure to catch him when he’s in your city! See below for a list of dates.

TOUR DATES
October 13 –  Brooklyn, NY – C’mon Everybody in Bedstuy
November 04 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)
November 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mercury Lounge
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)

November 18 – Guadalajara, MX – Festival Sucede (Boogát DJ Set)
November 24 – Sherbrooke, QC – The Little Black Box
November 25 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle 

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YES WE MYSTIC ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

PRESENT SPECIAL HOMETOWN SHOW IN WINNIPEG:
YES WE MYSTIC AND THE EARTHLY PARADISE

OCTOBER RESIDENCY IN TORONTO AT THE RIVOLI

SHARE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR CEILINGS

Toronto, ON – September 7, 2017 – Winnipeg’s Yes We Mystic are taking their off-kilter alt-rock on the road with an eastern Canadian tour this fall. The run of dates will take the band through Ontario and to Halifax, and will include a month-long residency at Toronto’s Rivoli. Full details can be found below, and have a look at the band’s brand new video for Ceilings – an electrifying track from their 2016 release, Forgiver – before Yes We Mystic comes to town.

“The video explores the impact of modern solitude and the struggle of the exhausting search for personal purpose,” comments directors, Fabian Velasco and Milos Mitrovic.

“This is the culmination of everything we've made and released for Forgiver,” adds Yes We Mystic frontman, Adam Fuhr. This is it; the last piece of that puzzle—our favourite piece—before we move forward and share what it is we're doing next. It was a wild ride—the world famous ‘Gabe The Dog’ was set to star in this video but passed away just a few weeks before the shoot; Guy Maddin declined to appear himself but instead lent us one of the frozen horse heads from My Winnipeg; and the gun Keegan's character sports was last used on screen by Renee Zellweger. Six years in, I think it's our favourite thing we've ever released.”

Before kicking off their fall tour, the band will play a special hometown show at The Park Theatre – Yes We Mystic and the Earthly Paradise – where the group has some surprises in store for the audience.

"We're describing The Earthly Paradise as an ambitious one-night-only project that will attempt to blur the line between live music, performance art, and surreal narrative fiction,” says Fuhr. “It is a show-within-a-show, and it is quite likely to have never been attempted quite like this. It will only be performed once.”

Praised as “the purest orchestral pop”, and charged with a “fearless creative energy”, Yes We Mystic has in recent years become a steadily growing force on the Canadian indie scene. Touring tirelessly across Canada since the 2013 release of their "complexly orchestrated masterpiece" (Willow Grier, Beatroute) debut EP Floods and Fires, they have performed at NXNE, M for Montreal, Breakout West, Big Fun, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, SXSW and Orange Blossom Special. Their latest offering, Forgiver, acts as the group’s sonic ‘Rosetta Stone’, laying out everything that they have picked up since their formation in 2011, as well as the innovative approach to songwriting that they have held with them since the beginning. Full of lush, atmospheric guitar tones, delicately woven melodies, explosive drums, and aching lyrics, the album is a howling wind coming from a place of irrefutable honesty.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
September 21 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
October 10 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
October 11 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
October 12 – Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
October 17 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
October 20 – Halifax, NS – The Carlton
October 24 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
October 25 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
October 31 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
November 3 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Loplops Gallery

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DELIVER STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

NEW SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

TRACK PREMIERES ON ZANE LOWE’S WORLD RECORD ON BEATS 1

Toronto, ON – September 5, 2017 – Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) have shared Strength in Numbers, the fourth track unveiled in advance of their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on September 15th, 2017 via Fantasy Records. Listen to Strength In Numbers at Apple Music.

The song made its worldwide premiere yesterday, with an accompanying band interview, on BEATS 1 as Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD. The show is now available ON DEMAND and the PLAYLIST will be posted to APPLE MUSIC.

With its staccato intro, crunching riffs, quick-fire lyrical delivery and wall-of-sound reprise, Strength In Numbers is a call for unity to all those divested of the American Dream and exhausted by what gets served up in its place:

High crimes
Does it make you wonder?
Stand together
Because there’s strength in numbers

Unify or it’s do or die.


"Strength In Numbers is a Molotov Marshall Stack Manifesto,” stated Tom Morello. “We stand together or we fall apart. The world is in chaos, but if we're gonna go down we're gonna go down together...AND we're gonna go down swinging. The question remains: can we be as united in the streets as we are in the mosh pit? Let's find out."

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”

Prophets Of Rage will mark the release of their new album with a limited run of club shows on the east coast including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Apollo Theater in New York City and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR: 

September 7 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
September 9 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
September 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
September 12 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
September 14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
September 17 – Riot Fest – Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
October 1 – Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
October 14 – Houston Open Air – Houston, TX
October 27-29 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA
November 4 – Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
iTunes  - Amazon

Listen to Strength In Numbers
Spotify - Apple Music

Buy, stream, download Prophets Of Rage here.

www.prophetsofrage.com

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RHYE RELEASE ROOSEVELT REMIX OF SUMMER DAYS WITH ACCOMPANYING VIDEO

HEADLINING SHOW AT RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY MONTREAL MARKS FIRST CANADIAN PERFORMANCE OF 2017

Toronto, ON — September 1, 2017 — Today, for everyone’s last gasp of summer, Rhye release the Roosevelt Remix of Summer Days with accompanying visuals, available via the Rhye VEVO channel. The remix builds on the already infectious groove of the original song that was released on July 7 via Loma Vista Recordings, alongside Please. The release of these two songs marked the group’s first new music in four years and follows 2013’s critically exalted Woman.

Watch the video for Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix) here. Listen now on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

About the visual, Milosh comments, “The Photoautomat is a private space within a public sphere. Located on many populated streets in Berlin, with just a curtain for privacy, the photoautomat allows people to be who they want to be unabashedly, expressing silliness, sadness, intimacy and joy. The environment that the photoautomat fosters is what we hope to encourage more of in the world we are creating: more coming together, more love, more joy and humour. It is this sentiment that we chose to embody in this video that celebrates being whoever you want to be with whomever you want to be with.”

Rhye recently concluded a run of high-profile festivals around the globe, and will perform their first Canadian show of 2017, as headliners of the Red Bull Music Academy Montreal Weekender on Sunday, September 24. Rhye will deliver an intimate performance at one of the city’s most historic venues, Le National, with support from Toronto R&B hero, and former Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp participant, Charlotte Day Wilson. Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased at: www.redbullmusicacademy.com/mtlweekender2017.  See below for complete details.
 

Rhye at Red Bull Music Academy Montreal:
Sunday, September 24 – Le National – Montreal, QC – Tickets

About Rhye:
A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye find humanity in musicality. Driven by this approach, the group quietly transformed into a phenomenon with the arrival of their 2013 debut, Woman. The record garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork who dubbed it “Best New Album.” Open would concurrently accumulate over 41.6 million Spotify streams, while The Fall surpassed 22.8 million. Along the way, they sold out theaters around the globe between standout festival sets at Coachella, Pitchfork, and a highlight concert in Denmark accompanied by a 49-piece all-girls choir. As the band began writing in 2016, this expansive live show indelibly impacted their second full-length album in 2017. The first single, Please, siphons a gorgeous vocal plea through a kaleidoscope of sparse percussion and piano that’s simultaneously stirring, stark, and sensual. It’s a new musical experience. It’s Rhye.  

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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SÉAN MCCANN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THERE’S A PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 14th

LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK

PERFORMING AT THE INVICTUS GAMES RECEPTION
IN TORONTO ON SEPTEMBER 18th

HOSTING EVENING CONCERT AND SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE
IN OTTAWA ON NOVEMBER 10th IN SUPPORT OF

GUITARS FOR VETS

Toronto, ON – September 1, 2017 – Séan McCann bought his first guitar in 1989 which he affectionately calls Old Brown. Old Brown has been around. He was there for the first song Séan ever wrote. He was there as Séan founded the acclaimed and multi-million selling band that would change his life. He was there to hold Séan up many a night as he struggled with alcoholism, and he has been there to help guide Séan out of the darkness with music as his medicine. Set for release on September 14th, Séan’s fifth solo album, There’s a Place, continues his journey as a singer, songwriter with Old Brown by his side, and a simple message: “You are not alone.” Have a listen to the title track here.

"For many years I found myself in the wrong place and singing the wrong song,” says McCann. “I think we all feel that way from time to time but we must try to remember that together we are not alone and there is a place for everyone in this world."

After exiting the internationally renowned folk group, Great Big Sea, and publicly admitting a secret past in which he used alcohol to mask the pain of sexual abuse by a priest, Séan stopped lying to himself and found his truth and his own voice. His 2014 album, Help Your Self, was a battle cry; a line in the sand which announced that he was ready to change and it resonated with people in a way Séan never could have expected. It helped him understand that he wasn’t alone and that telling his story could help others as much as it helped him. 2015’s You Know I Love You was inspired by the love he found in sharing that story and an attempt to find a new and real connection in a world that had turned inward to its smart phones.

Now comes There’s a Place, which was produced by Jeremy Fisher, features the beautiful voice of Nova Scotia singer/songwriter, Meaghan Smith, and is a collection of songs from a man who is trying to keep his head up when we are tempted to keep them buried in our screens; it’s the story of a man no longer crippled by a lie and who has changed his narrative by not letting his history define him and never forgetting that he is not alone.

Now a sought-after speaker and mental health advocate, Séan brings his message of “music is medicine” across the nation, aligning himself with important organizations and events such as Guitars for Vets. On November 10th at the Algonquin Commons Theatre in Ottawa, Séan will be hosting a special evening concert, and songwriting circle, to benefit this remarkable charity. Joined by fellow artists and friends, Sarah Harmer, Joel Plaskett, and Jeremy Fisher, the event will help benefit the Guitars for Vets volunteer program, which is dedicated to using music to help veterans who suffer from PTSD and other mental illnesses. See below for a full list of Séan’s upcoming performances and speaking engagements.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
September 6 – London, ON – ONE LOVE Rally, Western University
September 9 – Ottawa, ON – Masquerade For Mental Health, Rideau Hall (invitation only)
September 18 – Toronto, ON – Invictus Games Reception
September 22 – Kingston, ON – Octave Theatre
September 29 – Orangeville, ON – Opera House
September 30 – Owen Sound, ON – Roxy Theatre
October 1 – Barrie, ON – Made Centre
October 20 – Lindsay, ON – Academy Theatre
October 21 – Kitchener, ON – House of Friendship (fundraiser)
November 6 – Edmonton, AB – Music Care Conference, Winspear Centre
November 10 – Ottawa, ON – Guitars for Vets, Algonquin Commons Theatre
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
November 17 – Peterborough, ON – Market Hall
November 18 – Toronto, ON – Hugh's Room

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASES 360° VIRTUAL REALITY MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE INDIAN CITY

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

Toronto, ON – August 31, 2017 – Today, A Tribe Called Red releases the captivating 360° virtual reality music video for their single, Indian City. The video can be viewed here, and on the SESQUI app, MERIDIAN VR, exclusively in Canada.

"With the goal of looking forward to where technology, creativity and arts is moving to in Canada, SESQUI brought together artists from across disciplines and geographies to create a suite of immersive filmmaking stories, included on a free-for-download Virtual Reality app called MERIDIAN,” comments Andrea Stewart, Executive Producer, SESQUI. “We were elated and honoured to have been able to collaborate with the innovative DJ crew & producers of A Tribe Called Red to bring to life Indian City in interactive VR and plunge viewers into a world of music and dance they help to mix."

The concept of the video was developed during a conversation between Nyla Innuksuk and Tribe’s Bear Witness, while Nyla was visiting the group in Toronto. They filmed on location at the Fort York National Historic Site and were able to film two videos in one day; the 2D version was shot in between takes with the 360 camera.

The footage – which was shot on 10 different cameras – was sent to Pinnguaq, a technology startup born and based out of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, where a “stitcher” went through all of the files and stitched them together to make them look seamlessly as one. The stitched footage was then sent to Nyla Innuksuk at NKSK Productions, where she helped complete the video and sound mix.

“David Jenkins and Carley Gallant created short animated sequences and assets that were then passed on to Electric Square who were able to build on those assets and do a visual ‘mix’ of the animated sequences that matched the beats within the music,” comments Innuksuk. “As all of this was going on, our friends at The Post Office were creating multiple ambisonic and 360 sound mixes that allowed us to achieve our goal of creating a ‘gaze-based sound experience’. Depending on where you look within the video, the sound changes and adjusts. If you are looking at the b-boys, you are going to hear more of the electronic elements of the sound, and if you are looking at the Pow Wow dancers, you will hear more of the traditional Indigenous elements. I was really lucky to be able to bring on my friends from Combo Bravo, with Jon Riera directing, and Connor Illsley camera operating. With VR and 360 it is really important to work with a good team of people, because there are so many moving parts. If there is a change in the animation, it may affect the interactivity involving sound, so good communication is essential.” 

The video accompanies the group’s latest single, Indian City, which comes from their critically acclaimed record, We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend). The album earned a JUNO Award for Producer Of The Year, as well as two additional nominations for Electronic Album Of The Year, and Video Of The Year for the single, R.E.D. The album has also been short listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

“A visionary trio of DJs…there probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.” – Washington Post

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
08/31 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC - FME Festival

09/01 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair
09/02 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
09/03 - Toronto, ON - CNE - Bandshell Park
09/13 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
09/14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
09/16 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
09/17 - Vancouver, BC - Westward Music Festival

09/19 - New York, NY - La MaMa  (Afterparty Only)
09/21 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Yes
09/23 - Miami, FL - Miccosukee Casino
10/17 - Anchorage, AK - Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
10/19 - Juneau, AK - Centennial Hall Convention Center
10/20 - Anchorage, AK - Williwaw
10/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Lost Lake Music Festival
10/25 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
10/27 - Santa Barbara, CA - UCSB
11/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Music Hall
11/03 - Duluth, MN - Black Bear Casino Resort
11/04 - Sioux Falls, SD - Event Hall
11/07 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
11/09 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
11/10 - Cullowhee, NC - Bardo Arts Center
11/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
11/30 - Saskatoon, SK - O’Brians Event Centre
12/01 - Calgary, AB - The Palace
12/02 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle Vinyl Tavern

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www.soundcloud.com/a-tribe-called-red

Canada Council Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

ABOUT SESQUI:
With a vision to see Canada in a new and inspiring way: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart and soul of this great country. SESQUI’s goal is to engage millions of Canadians through its 360° cinematic experience, interactive content, live events, online activities and learning programs, that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, poised to lead the celebrations in Canadian communities this year. For information and to learn how to become a partner of SESQUI, please visit www.SESQUI.ca. SESQUI - The Future is All Around Us ™

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VIDEOMAN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM A KIND OF SERENITY ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ALBUM OPENER
SALT & WINE HERE

Toronto, ON – August 31, 2017 – Videoman writes music for lonely people. On September 29th, the Montreal-based band will release their debut album, A Kind Of Serenity, featuring the album opener, Salt & Wine. Have a look at the video for the track here. The record will be available for pre-order on September 8th, with an instant-grat download of the first single, Adeline. The group will celebrate the release with a hometown show in Montreal on October 5th at Petit Campus.

After years in Los Angeles studying classical music, Videoman frontman, Pasquale D’Alessio, returned to Montreal and became a Resident Artist with Opera de Montreal with one goal: to compose an opera. Looking for a modern take for the script, he teamed up with musician and writer, Mitch Findlay. The duo began working on the story, and quickly realized the project was evolving. No longer an opera, but an album.

The record continued to grow, with new songs being written every day. D’Alessio and Findlay joined forces with fellow creatives, Tom Fellows and Costa Kalafitidis, and decided to spend some songwriting time in Northern Quebec. By day: perfecting the music. By night: folklore and exploration. One evening in the woods, the group stumbled upon a decrepit mannequin with a broken television for a head, and thus, Videoman was born. After returning to Montreal with the album ready to record, the project caught the ear of former Dears guitarist, Patrick Krief, who signed on to produce the new songs.

"The album was made during the hardest year of our lives,” comments D’Alessio. “We were losing touch with each other after playing together for 6 years, our bassist had moved away...we thought all was lost but the album brought us back together. This album is about getting out of hell with your soul in tact." 

Sharing a similar affect to The National, A Kind Of Serenity explores themes of loss, loneliness and reckoning, with Videoman’s own particular blend of Montreal-grown bittersweet, bearded sorrow.

A KIND OF SERENITY TRACKLIST:
1. Salt and Wine
2. Banality
3. Adeline
4. Fragments
5. Triangles
6. (many things are lost at night-time)
7. Rectify Me
8. Lazybones
9. Trespassers
10. Requiem

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 5 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus

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www.wearevideoman.com
www.patreon.com/wearevideoman

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A FELLOW SHIP ANNOUNCE EASTERN CANADA TOUR

NEW EP COMING THIS FALL

Toronto, ON – August 30, 2017 –
Folk pop band, A Fellow Ship, has announced their eastern Canada tour. Kicking off in Ottawa on September 19th at Avant Garde Bar, the band will be sharing songs off their upcoming new EP, which is set for release this fall. Full details can be found below.

We've been working for years to develop music and a live performance that we are truly proud of,” says Joe Dent, lead vocalist and guitarist. “This release and Canadian tour is the first time we feel ready to make our mark on the world and we couldn't be more excited.”

A Fellow Ship is a folk pop band from Toronto. A tight group of friends who play lively original tunes, which will make you want to get on your feet and dance. Their combined love for music and good company has evolved into a mighty clash of folk, pop, jazz, funk, and soul. The band released their self-titled debut EP in June 2015. Have a listen here.

Stay tuned for more coming from A Fellow Ship in 2017, and don’t miss them when they come through your town this fall!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

September 19 – Ottawa, ON – Avant Garde Bar
September 20 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
September 21 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
September 23 – Halifax, NS – Timbre Lounge
September 27 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
September 28 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT
September 29 – London, ON – Tarjj Mahal
September 30 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

www.afellowship.net

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TORONTO ALTERNATIVE TRIO LITTLE COYOTE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM THE TROUBLE WITH TEETH

TORONTO ALTERNATIVE TRIO LITTLE COYOTE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
THE TROUBLE WITH TEETH

OUT OCTOBER 13TH ON EGGHUNT RECORDS

SHARES GORGEOUS NEW TRACK MEDICINE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN TORONTO WITH MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


"Affecting moments of dark folk and light pop" - Exclaim!

"Atmospheric and dreamy" - A Music Blog, Yea? 

Toronto, ON – August 28, 2017 – The Toronto-based, three-piece band, Little Coyote, has announced their debut album, The Trouble With Teeth, to be released October 13, 2017 on EggHunt Records. The band has shared their gorgeous new track, Medicine, which premiered last week on Culture Collide. Have a listen here. The band has also announced their upcoming album release show in Toronto on October 13th at The Drake Hotel. More information can be found here.

Little Coyote formed in 2015, consisting of bandmates Byron Patterson, Mike Poisson and Teagan Johnston. Teagan, the band’s leader, began her music career on the west coast of Canada, where she released her first EP, Winter’s Child, and worked with local artist, Aidan Knight. Teagan relocated to Toronto, ON at the age of 19 to start Little Coyote. The band’s sound and aesthetic is based on Whitehorse, YT, which is Teagan’s birthplace. Additional influences include Toronto-based bands Metric, Stars and Broken Social Scene. Little Coyote is Teagan’s Yukon nickname and musical alias, and she is now happy to share the name with bandmates Byron and Mike. 

Teagan, Mike And Byron bring diverse artistic backgrounds to Little Coyote. Together they are able to create an exciting new space in music that marries their vast influences of Folk, Alternative and Progressive rock, through classical piano, ethereal guitar, driving percussion and synth. 

Little Coyote’s recently released singles, including Annie’s Dead, Electric and Delirium have gained praise from George Stroumboulopoulos (The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2), Sidewalk Hustle, Exclaim! and Spotify’s Indie All Stars and New Music Fridays playlists. After touring from coast to coast, the band is excited to share their first full-length album. 

The Trouble With Teeth Tracklisting:

  1. Blood Rush
  2. The Bottom
  3. Medicine
  4. Daylight Twilight
  5. Teeth Rot
  6. Annie’s Dead
  7. Lucy Get Blue
  8. Electric
  9. Handshake Tragedy
  10. Delirium
  11. The Trouble With Teeth

 

Album Release Show:
October 13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel - Tickets

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www.littlecoyotemusic.com

 

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NO WARNING ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND SHARES LEAD SINGLE VIA THE FADER

LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 8TH

TORTURE CULTURE DUE OCTOBER 13TH VIA
BAD ACTORS / LAST GANG

Toronto, ON — August 25, 2017 —
Today, Toronto's No Warning is back after a lengthy hiatus to announce a new album. Torture Culture is the band's third album, their first since 2004's, Suffer, Survive, and is due October 13th via Bad Actors / Last Gang and now available for pre-order. To coincide with the announcement, No Warning is sharing the lead single from the project, In The City.

The track, which premiered today via The FADER, starts off brooding and heavy, before descending into a breakneck pace. Says Ben Cook, "We have attempted to express the condition of the human mind that is an outcome of being brainwashed by corporate controlled social media, through a modern and classic feeling hardcore album. Kind of like the scene in Clockwork Orange, when Alex has the lid locks over his eyes and is being forced to watch horrific footage over and over again. We are trying to manifest that torturous feeling; that in a time like this even if you want to look away you cant escape the propagandized media, especially amidst the thick of an overpopulated garbage pumping world. The evolution we have experienced both mentally and physically, and the day-to-day panic and anxiety that we feel is actually a result of our own species' selfish and repulsive impulses."

On September 8th No Warning will set out on a North American tour, playing 20 shows before the tour's conclusion on October 1st. Hear In The City, and see below for album art and tracklist for Torture Culture, full tour routing, and to read more about No Warning.

TORTURE CULTURE TRACKLISTING:

1. Headless
2. In The City
3. Unreality
4. Beyond The Law
5. Total Surrender
6. Hell Realm
7. Like A Rebel
8. Alleys Of Mind
9. Sanctuary
10. Animal
11. No Influence (From The Outside World)
12. Torture Culture


TOUR DATES:
9/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Union
9/9 - Berkeley, CA Gilman Street
9/10 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
9/11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
9/12 - San Diego, CA - Soma
9/13 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile
9/15 - Dallas, TX - The Door
9/16 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
9/17 - Houston, TX - Walters
9/21 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
9/22 - Louisville, KY - The Art Sanctuary
9/23 - Detroit, MI - The Ritz
9/24 - Rochester, NY - German House
9/25 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes
9/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
9/27 - Cambridge, MA - Hardcore Stadium
9/28- Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
9/29 - Charlotte, NC - Rabbit Hole
9/30 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/1 - Tampa, FL – Transitions

About No Warning:

No Warning's return jettisons the overly processed fakery of many of their contemporaries in favor of authentic noise, capturing real performances in rich analog tones and back-to-basics crunch without sacrificing modern clarity or power.

Thematically it's about dwelling in the gutter while furiously clawing toward the light.

The new album is grimy, pulverizing, and antagonistic street punk in a mind-meld with menacing metalcore, comprised of towering riffage, blistering solos, and raw vocals. No Warning don't so much as borrow hooks from the past as they've studied the very essence of what's come before, from Bay Area thrash metal to New York Hardcore, from post-grunge melody to melancholy balladry and back again, all through their own lens of discontent, simmering noncompliance and stark rage.

Ill Blood (2002) quickly established the band as impossible to ignore contenders within the hardcore punk scene, earning them shows with iconic genre stalwarts like Cro-Mags, Madball, Sick Of It All, and Hatebreed across North America. Praising the band's "no holds barred attitude and punchy riffs," Noisey observed, "No Warning's influence solidified Canada's pin on the hardcore map and got people to recognize Toronto as a destination for the genre."

Suffer, Survive surfaced on Machine Shop Records, a major label imprint cofounded by Linkin Park. Shows with diverse artists like The Used, Papa Roach, and Fear Factory followed, in addition to high-profile spots on major international festivals and on the Projekt Revolution Tour with Korn, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and M.O.P. and Downset. All of it put No Warning in front of larger crowds, while at the same time quickly burning out its members with overexposure and a classic case of "too much, too soon."

While the band went away following a quiet near-dissolution in 2005, the members of No Warning never disappeared. Some of them became in-demand ghostwriters for major artists in the worlds of pop, hip-hop, pop punk, and rock. Hardcore heavyweights Terror recruited guitarist Jordon Posner. No Warning's singer has been involved with enough projects to warrant a "Top 5 Ben Cook Bands" listicle in Toronto Now, saluting troublemakers Fucked Up, '80s inspired pop of Yacht Club, and Cook's solo alias, Young Guv. No Warning's 2013 comeback 7, the fittingly titled Resurrection of the Wolf, saw release through Cook's own Bad Actors label.

The positive interpersonal vibes engendered between Cook, Posner, and fellow longtime No Warning members Matt DeLong (guitar), Ryan Gavel (bass), and Jesse Labovitz (drums) across a series of reunion shows in North America and Europe encouraged them to continue playing together, leading to the new album's creation.

Drums were tracked near Hamilton, Ontario on Canada's largest First Nations reserve, Six Nations. The rest of the album was recorded in Toronto's East End. The band collaborated with engineer/mixer Chris Creglia. Mastering duties fell to Joel Grind, the mastermind and sole official member of neo-thrashers Toxic Holocaust.

Torture Culture is more of a spiritual successor to Ill Blood, following in the tradition of early Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, and Leeway, with the bounce of street metal groove.

None of the industry forces drawing them toward the so-called "mainstream" on their second album are present anymore. The band sounds refreshed and realigned, firmly planted in the sound they started with plus the newfound confidence to incorporate elements of bands like ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, and other giants of late '70s and early '80s hard rock and heavy metal.

Back in the day, it wasn't uncommon to see Cro-Mags opening for Venom or Motörhead, or D.R.I. t-shirts at Testament and Exodus shows. That spirit lives on with No Warning, culminating in a freshly modern take on a classic crossover sound that's as invigorating and cathartic as it is inspiring, angst-ridden, and pissed off.

About Last Gang:

Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES NEW ALBUM CRAFTED BY WU-TANG DJ AND PRODUCER MATHEMATICS FEATURING MEMBERS OF WU-TANG CLAN TO BE RELEASED BY ENTERTAINMENT ONE ON OCTOBER 13, 2017

FIRST SINGLE PEOPLE SAY FEAT.  METHOD MAN, RAEKWON, INSPEKTAH DECK, MASTA KILLA PLUS REDMAN OUT TODAY

OTHER VOCAL APPEARANCES BY WU-TANG’S GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA, ODB, KILLAH PRIEST, SEAN PRICE AND MORE

Toronto, ON – August 25, 2017 –  Entertainment One (eOne), 36 Chambers ALC and RZA announce the release of Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, the first musical offering from 36 Chambers ALC on October 13, 2017.  Executive produced by RZA, with creative production in the hands of Wu-Tang's longtime DJ Mathematics, the studio album includes 10 songs, plus skits, and features vocal performances by RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspektah Deck, Masta Killa, ODB, Redman, Sean Price and more.

The first single, People Say, features Wu-Tang Clan members, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspektah Deck, Masta Killa, with Redman, is out now.  Purchase the single here.

Alan Grunblatt, President of Urban and Rock, eOne Music, says, “RZA has been doing business with us since 2002.  Bobby Digital’s ‘La Rhumba’ helped put us on the map.  We are thrilled to be back in business with him.”

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

RZA says, “For years, Math has had the idea of putting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-Tang Clan members and other prominent MCs. With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. We at 36 Chambers ALC are honored to work with Mathematics and Wu-Tang Clan to put out a great piece of art.” 

TOUR DATES:
September 1 - Raekwon - Kalamazoo, MI - The Back Room
September 3 - Method Man & Redman -Chicago, IL - Soldier's Field 
September 7 - Raekwon - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room 
September 10 - Wu-Tang Clan - Clio, Michigan - Cannibis Cup 
September 15 - Ghostface Killah - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
September 16 - Wu-Tang Clan  Chicago, IL - Riot Fest 
September 17 - Raekwon - Los Angeles, CA - Paid Dues Fest
September 22 - Raekwon - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
September 24 - Raekwon - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
September 25 - Raekwon - Austin, TX - Antone's 
September 26 - Raekwon - San Antonio, TX - The Korova
September 6 - Raekwon - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall 
September 7 - Raekwon - Los Angeles, CA - Globe Theater
October 8 - Ghostface Killah - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Freight Depot
October 21 - Ghostface Killah - Chicago, Il - Navy Pier

Additionally, 36 Chambers ALC fashion arm, 36 Chambers menswear, is set to launch a new vegan accessories line, The Pineapple Collection, in the coming months.

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www.wutang-corp.com

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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OLD MAN CANYON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR IN MY HEAD

VIDEO PREMIERES ON EXCLAIM.CA

2017 TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2017 – Today, Vancouver’s Old Man Canyon releases the dreamy music video for their single, In My Head. Premiering on Exclaim.ca, the video brings light to the inner dialogue that happens in our minds, with each decision or thought, and how that ‘story’ ultimately governs the way one perceives the world and themselves. Have a look here.

Frontman, Jett Pace, teamed up with Vancouver-based collective, ROOM, to produce and direct the music video. Early on in the process, they felt the video wanted to paint a picture of someone becoming reliant on a substance, but in a way, that depicted the addiction as more of an obsession to the ability the drug gives them – to re-visit their most treasured memories. The lo-fi dreamy visual style that was used was aimed to help the viewer step into the chaos of characters, and gain a sense of what it feels like to lose a real sense of reality.

"On its surface this video is the story of two people on a journey of total self-implosion,” comments Jett. “On a deeper level, it is the common tale of a person whose refusal to move on from their past, costs them the ability to ever witness what’s right in front of them."

Born from the inner mind of front man and Vancouver-native, Jett Pace, Old Man Canyon emerged on the alternative scene in early 2012. The debut EP, Phantoms and Friends, earned rave reviews, while songs were featured in the MTV series, Awkward, Showtime’s Shameless, Bravo’s Suits, ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, FX’s Sons of Anarchy and many more. 

Jett then started the debut full-length album, Delirium, in the solitude of his basement, recording all the instruments in a tiny studio.  He ended up with over 300 songs. While Phantoms & Friends is rooted in a folk-pop sound, comparable to acts such as Chet Faker and Fleet Foxes, Delirium is an evolution in style and genre, bringing new elements and evolution to the sonic space. Delirium finds Jett phasing in vintage synths and electric instruments. It makes for a hazy, psychedelic kaleidoscope. 

Stay tuned for more from Old Many Canyon coming this year!

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www.oldmancanyon.com

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GREGG ALLMAN AND SOUTHERN BLOOD TO BE CELEBRATED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH AT SELECT HARLEY-DAVIDSON LOCATIONS

LATE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER AND FAMED MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST TO BE HONOURED

WITH ALBUM PLAYBACKS, EXCLUSIVE RAFFLES, MUSICAL TRIBUTES AND MUCH MORE

ALL REGISTRANTS RECEIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF SOUTHERN BLOOD

SOUTHERN BLOOD ARRIVES ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH                                                                  

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2017 – Rounder Records and select Harley-Davison locations are uniting for THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY, a very special event commemorating the final album from the legendary Gregg Allman. Southern Blood arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th.

Southern Blood is available for pre-order now at digital music retailers and the Gregg Allman Official Store. A wide array of limited editions and special bundles are on offer, including digital download, Standard and Deluxe CD/DVD, and limited edition heavyweight vinyl and vinyl test presses. For complete pre-order details, please visit the Gregg Allman Official Store, with exclusive pre-order bundles available here.

Southern Blood includes the new original song, My Only True Friend, written by Allman with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard. The track – available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services – premiered earlier this summer exclusively via NPR Music, which raved, “From its stately introduction through a wrenching guitar solo at the close, the track exudes a surefooted classic-rock grandeur we don't hear much anymore. Yet Allman keeps it on an intimate scale…Allman sings like he's confiding to a friend, distilling hours of stock-taking and introspection. He's plainspoken, like always, and his casual air adds disarming resonance to what is clearly a farewell statement.” My Only True Friend is joined by a powerfully moving official video, streaming now at Gregg Allman’s official YouTube channel after its exclusive premiere via Relix. Watch My Only True Friend here.

THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY will take place Friday, September 8th at select Harley-Davidson locations across North America. Fans can register for their local rally via the Gregg Allman Official Store; a portion of the $20 registration benefits the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University, with all registrations also receiving a digital download of Southern Blood. See below for a list of cities participating.  

Well known as an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast, Allman and his groundbreaking music will be celebrated at THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY events, including release day premiere plays of Southern Blood, as well as a wide range of local artists performing songs from the Allman canon. As if that weren’t enough, every rally will feature an exclusive raffle, with giveaways including CDs, DVDs, and vinyl LPs – among them, a limited edition 10” vinyl picture disc featuring three live performances from 2014’s All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman tribute concert event. Select locations will see partnerships with local breweries while others will display classic Harley-Davison motorcycles from Allman’s own fabled collection. Fans attending THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY will be invited to share their photos, videos, and memories using the hashtag #MidnightRidersRally; all submissions will then be displayed on www.greggallman.com.

THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY - Friday, September 8th
@ Harley-Davidson Locations Across North America Including:

Macon, GA
Atlanta, GA
Savannah, GA
New Orleans, LA
Santa Fe, NM
Daytona, FL
Pensacola, FL
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Ft Myers, FL
Naples, FL
Nashville, TN
Knoxville, TN
Philadelphia, PA
Cleveland, OH
Asheville, NC
Las Vegas, NV
Birmingham, AL
Toronto, ON
Los Angeles, CA

If someone is interested in hosting a rally in his or her city, please contact Adam Jones at ajones@rounder.com

PRE-ORDERS:
AMAZON CD
AMAZON DELUXE CD/DVD
AMAZON LP
GREGG ALLMAN STORE

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JESSE COOK PREMIERES TITLE TRACK OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM BEYOND BORDERS WITH GUITAR WORLD

ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 15 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKING OFF SEPTEMBER 22 IN HARTFORD, CT

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2017 – Today, Jesse Cook, the acclaimed Canadian-based guitarist, composer, and producer, has partnered with Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation to premiere the new single and title track of his upcoming studio album, Beyond Borders. Click here to listen to Beyond Borders. The new 12-track album hits streets on Friday, September 15 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

Living up to the album’s title, the JUNO Award-winning musician’s new record explores a sonic landscape unfettered by geography, ethnicity and musical styles to forge a unique world music hybrid. The album is available for pre-order now with an instant download of lead single Double Dutch (currently impacting radio) and Beyond Borders.

Recorded over two years in Toronto, Beyond Borders is the follow-up to 2015’s One World. The new album places Cook in the driver’s seat as he wrote, recorded and arranged the music, creating templates with deep emotional foundations before inviting collaborators to add nuance and shading to the compositions. “Everything on this album comes from my own experience,” says Cook. “I was going through a difficult period in my life and it blew the door of my imagination wide open. I went for a huge sound, without limits. I threw away the rules, trying to find places I’d never been before, and I got there. The sad songs are sadder, the rhythms are more intricate, the sounds mashed up to look at traditional patterns in a new way.”

Beyond Borders is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalog which has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall. 

Look for Cook to embark September 22 on a North American tour encompassing the United States, Canada and Mexico. See below for a complete list of dates. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.jessecook.com/tour/.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 31 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Riviera Maya, Mexico
September 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
September 23 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY
September 24 – Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA
September 26 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
September 27 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
September 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
September 29 – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater – Raleigh, NC
September 30 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC
October 1 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
October 3 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
October 4 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
October 6 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7 – Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL
October 25 – Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC
October 26 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
October 27 – Cleland Community Theatre – Penticton, BC
October 29 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
October 30 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
November 3 – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts – Winnipeg, MB
November 5 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
November 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
November 15 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
November 16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
November 17 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharines, ON
November 20 – Grand Theatre Du Quebec – Quebec City, QC
November 21 – Salle Maurice O’Bready – Sherbrooke, QC
November 23 – The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
November 24 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
November 25 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB
February 14 – Craterian Theater – Medford, OR

February 23 – Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 24 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA
February 25 – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DEBUT VIDEO FOR RADICAL EYES FROM UPCOMING SELF-TITLED LP

AFTER YESTERDAY’S GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE

WATCH HERE

Toronto, ON – August 22, 2017 – As millions across the nation gathered in their respective states and towns to watch yesterday’s Great American Eclipse, Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord, today have debuted the music video to their song, Radical Eyes. The fiery anthem is featured on their forthcoming self-titled LP, set for release September 15th, 2017. Watch the video HERE and listen to the song now via: YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

Says Tom Morello, “On the heels of this historic solar event let's all aim to eclipse racism.”

Burning with a razor sharp message and a deep, unrelenting groove, Radical Eyes is the third track to be unveiled from the band’s new album, following the previously released, Unfuck The World, and Living on the 110.

The Western world has created biased structures and stereotypes,” explains Chuck D of the song. “Opposing viewpoints and movements are seen as radical rather than diversity. ‘Radical Eyes’ is the lens everything is viewed through, any life movement in opposition is considered radicalized.”

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
iTunes - Amazon

Listen to Living On The 110  
Spotify - Apple Music

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ROUNDER TO RELEASE GREGG ALLMAN'S FINAL STUDIO ALBUM SOUTHERN BLOOD ON SEPTEMBER 8TH

DON WAS-PRODUCED COLLECTION SERVES AS REMARKABLE FAREWELL FOR GROUNDBREAKING ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER

LEGENDARY ARTIST'S LAST RECORDING FEATURES ONE ORIGINAL AND SONGS BY BOB DYLAN, JACKSON BROWNE, JERRY GARCIA, WILLIE DIXON


NPR PREMIERES MY ONLY TRUE FRIEND

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 18, 2017 –
Rounder Records has announced the release date for Gregg Allman's final studio album. Southern Blood arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th. NPR premiered the album's first song, My Only True Friend.

Southern Blood is available for pre-order now. A special and unique part of the deluxe package and the first run of the vinyl will be the inclusion of a painting that Allman and his daughter, Layla, commissioned from visual artist, Vincent Castiglia. The beautiful portrait Castiglia painted was made with Gregg's actual blood in the paint. The process served as inspiration for the album title.

Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, Low Country Blues, the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favourite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn, meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations.

"As his producer, I was dedicated to helping Gregg crystallize his vision for the record and to help make sure that this vision made it to the tape," says Was. "He was a musical hero of mine and, in later years, had become a good friend. The gravitas of this particular situation was not lost on me. Gregg was a sweet, humble man with a good heart and good intentions and it was a great honour to help him put his musical affairs in order and say a proper farewell."

Allman, well aware his time was short, approached the project with an unambiguously realistic agenda. High atop his list of goals was to capture the sound of the ultimate Gregg Allman Band in full flight, considering them the tightest knit combo of all the line-ups that had backed him over his 40+ year solo career. Despite his ongoing health issues, the Gregg Allman Band had picked up right where the Allman Brothers Band left off in 2015, spending nearly two years on the road with tour highlights including the now-annual Allman-curated Laid Back Festival. 2015's two disc CD/DVD set, BACK TO MACON GA, immortalized Allman and his eight-member band's floor-shaking live power but their leader was determined to see what the group could do within the confines of the studio.

"Gregg was very excited to be in the studio," says Lehman. "He was especially thrilled to be recording this studio album with his solo band - he was so proud of them and loved the sound that they produced together. Gregg felt close to every single one of them. The Gregg Allman Band was like a family or a well oiled machine, always knowing what the other band members were thinking and doing."

"The Gregg Allman Band enabled him to realize a sound that he'd been hearing in his head for decades but was previously unable to achieve. We talked a lot about his first solo LP, LAID BACK - what would that type of album sound like in the modern era played by these cats and fronted by an older and wiser Gregg Allman?"


A further key to Allman's vision for Southern Blood was his decision to record at the world-renowned FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Alongside its own fabled history, the legendary studio occupied a momentous place in Allman's personal back pages.

"A constant discussion during all of my nearly 15 years working with Gregg was his desire to return to Muscle Shoals," Lehman says. "He always would talk about how he needed to get back to FAME Studios to bring him full circle."

"Muscle Shoals is hallowed musical ground,"
says Was. "FAME was the place where Gregg's brother Duane first started making waves in the music world and where the earliest seeds of The Allman Brothers Band were sown in a back room during their first, seminal rehearsals. Duane's presence is still ubiquitous in that building. Recording there was Gregg's way of making his spirit a part of this album, in the same way that his spirit continued to be part of Gregg's life."

Brother Duane's presence courses through Southern Blood, from Jackson Browne's Song For Adam - the final verse of which Was says reminded Gregg of his older brother's premature passing - to the funk-fried Blind Bats and Swamp Rats, originally found on the Duane-produced TON-TON MACOUTE!, a lost classic from left-handed blues guitarist Johnny Jenkins. Allman, Was, and Lehman spent significant time plotting out Southern Blood, carefully selecting material that would capture the moment and simultaneously serve as a synopsis of an undeniably extraordinary life. Songs like Bob Dylan's haunting, Going, Going Gone, and Tim Buckley's immortal, Once I Was, allowed Allman a chance to look back over his time on Earth while also pondering the journey that lay ahead.

"Gregg, Don and I listened to a lot of material," Lehman says. "We went back and forth with each other to ultimately come up with songs that Gregg felt reflected his mood, where he was presently in life both on a personal level and professional level, as well as what would be on his fans' minds later on."

Allman was of course a gifted and evocative tunesmith in his own right, the award-winning author of such modern standards as Midnight Rider, It's Not My Cross To Bear, Dreams, and Whipping Post. Southern Blood is highlighted by one of the most candid tracks of his long songwriting career, My Only True Friend, co-written with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard.

"My Only True Friend was Gregg's attempt to contextualize the course of his life," says Was. "The man that his fans saw performing onstage was the essential Gregg Allman - he was whole and truly satisfied when he was up there playing music. The trials and troubles he faced in life were mostly the result of not knowing what to do with himself in between shows. In this song, he's addressing a woman and explaining that, although he loves her and doesn't want to face living his life alone, being away on the road and performing every night is his lifeblood. If you understand this about Gregg Allman, every other aspect of his life makes complete sense."

Sharrard - who also contributes his own show-stopping Love Like Kerosene - led the Gregg Allman Band through two weeks of recording, with all nine musicians playing together in the same room and Allman singing live vocals. Despite the undeniable "overtones of finality," the sessions proved both relaxed and fun for all involved. Though Allman's diminishing stamina caused the daily sessions to be shortened, he filled each moment in-studio with every ounce of signature Gregg fire and enthusiasm -- an intensity that prevailed to the very last note.

"Gregg was not feeling great," Lehman says, "but being a true professional, he gave it his all as usual. He hit the studio every day for about four or five hours and would typically nail one or two of the songs."

"Gregg was thrilled that the sound in his head was manifesting itself on the tape,"
Was says. "He didn't have all the lungpower of his younger self, but we felt that these raw, weathered performances were honest and compelling. We all agreed to leave them as they were on the day they were recorded. In the spirit of LAID BACK, Gregg wanted to hear things like background harmony vocals and reverb on his voice but this album is essentially a documentary of our two weeks in the studio.”

"Even though I'd known Gregg for a while, I was still blown away to be there with him and to witness his genius up close. I can still remember being swept away by his performances. He was so deeply engaged with the music! Working closely with him reinforced and further enhanced my view that Gregg Allman was one of the greatest artists of this or any time."


Rich with emotional texture, historical connectivity, and purity of performance, Southern Blood would be a landmark Gregg Allman record under any circumstance, its powerful subject matter and passionate presentation as emblematic an expression of his distinctive art as any prior work in the Allman canon. Though his loss leaves a vast musical space that can never truly be filled, Southern Blood stands tall as a remarkable valedictory and memorial to a true giant of American music, now and forever.

About GREGG ALLMAN:
Gregg Allman was undoubtedly among rock and roll's greatest and most significant artists, his soul-fired and still utterly distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in all of American music. From his founding role in the one and only Allman Brothers Band to his long and storied solo career, Allman consistently proved himself to be an iconic singer/songwriter and exceptional practitioner of the American blues tradition. Allman accrued a remarkable list of honors over his five decade career, including the ABB's 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Allman detailed his brilliant career in 2012's acclaimed memoir, My Cross To Bear. Now available in both hardcover and paperback, the New York Times bestseller chronicles an astonishing life and creative journey burdened by unimaginable loss, alcohol and drug addiction, told with clear-eyed wisdom and sharp hindsight.

SOUTHERN BLOOD TRACKLISTING:

1. My Only True Friend (Gregg Allman-Scott Sharrard)
2. Once I Was (Tim Buckley-Larry Beckett)
3. Going Going Gone (Bob Dylan)
4. Black Muddy River (Jerome J. Garcia-Robert C. Hunter)
5. I Love the Life I Live (Willie Dixon)
6. Willin' (Lowell George)
7. Blind Bats and Swamp Rats (Jack Avery)
8. Out of Left Field (Dewey Lindon Oldham Jr.-Dan Penn)
9. Love Like Kerosene (Scot Sharrard)
10. Song for Adam featuring Jackson Browne (Jackson Browne)

Southern Blood is available in the following configurations:
*Standard CD
*Deluxe CD with 2 extra tracks & bonus DVD
*Limited Edition First Run LP featuring hardwood coloured heavyweight vinyl and exclusive lithograph

PRE-ORDERS:
AMAZON CD
AMAZON DELUXE CD/DVD
AMAZON LP
GREGG ALLMAN STORE

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ANTI-FLAG ANNOUNCE AMERICAN FALL

NEW ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 3rd  
ON SPINEFARM RECORDS


BAND SHARES NEW SONG AMERICAN ATTRACTION

Toronto, ON – August 18, 2017 – Anti-Flag's new studio album, American Fall, follows 2015's well-received, American SpringWith Good Charlotte's Benji Madden on board as co-producer, the band has intensified their signature anthemic style with bigger melodies, tighter songcraft, and thicker guitars. 

American Fall is bold – both musically and politically – and Anti-Flag's time is now. With Anti-Flag, a new album is always a call to arms and a call to action that reminds listeners to question everyone and everything, including the current administration.  American Fall arrives on November 3 via Spinefarm Records and as expected, it addresses issues facing America today like only Anti-Flag can. Ahead of the album's release, the band has shared the new song and video: American Attraction.

"The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world," the band said about the new album. "It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society's ability to make progressive change. The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before him."

The album is currently available for pre-order here. All pre-orders come with an instant download of American Attraction.

AMERICAN FALL TRACK LISTING
1. American Attraction
2. The Criminals
3. When The Wall Falls
4. Trouble Follows Me
5. Finish What We Started
6. Liar
7. Digital Blackout
8. I Came. I Saw. I Believed.
9. Racists
10. Throw It Away
11. Casualty

ANTI-FLAG TOUR DATES:
10/21: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
 
WITH FLOGGING MOLLY:
10/30: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
10/31: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theater
11/2: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballrom
11/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/4: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/5: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES GALA PERFORMERS AND GRAND JURY, TICKETS NOW ON SALE

TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has announced the performers for the September 18 Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto.

They include:

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk
Weaves

More acts may be announced at a later date. 

Limited public tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Polaris also announced who will be on the Grand Jury to determine this year's best Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales.

They are:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint John, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Freelance Journalist, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton, AB, Capital City Records
Laura Stanley, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

The Polaris Gala will be hosted by CBC Radio 2 Morning host Raina Douris and live streamed at CBCMusic.ca and on CBC Music's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18. 

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other Short-Listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. 

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize. 

About the Polaris Music Prize 
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca 

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media 
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.ca
Follow us on: Twitter / LinkedIN / Instagram 

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Media assets: 
(Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES ARTISTES EN PRESTATION AU GALA ET LE GRAND JURY, LES BILLETS SONT EN VENTE MAINTENANT

Toronto, ON – Mardi 15 août 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a dévoilé les artistes qui seront en prestation lors du gala Polaris le 18 septembre prochain au Carlu à Toronto.

La liste inclut: 

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk
Weaves

Une quantité limitée de billets pour le public est en vente maintenant via Ticketmaster.

Le Polaris a également annoncé le grand jury qui déterminera le meilleur album canadien de l’année. Celui-ci est jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums.

Voici le grand jury:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint-Jean, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Pigiste, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Pigiste, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Capital City Records, Edmonton, AB
Laura Stanley, Pigiste, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

Le gala Polaris sera animé par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning, et diffusé en direct sur CBCMusic.ca ainsi que sur les pages Facebook et YouTube de CBC Music à partir de 20h (ET) le lundi 18 septembre.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 70 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale qui produit et distribue du contenu, et qui opère des chaînes. À partir de nos maisons de production à travers le monde, nous créons divers contenus incluant du divertissement factuel, de courtes séries numériques et des émissions jeunesse. Notre entreprise de distribution, Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2300 heures de contenu, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Les canaux d’affaires internationaux de Blue Ant Media offrent un portefeuille de marques médiatiques telles que Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) et HGTV (Nouvelle-Zélande). Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto, avec des bureaux à Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, Londres, Sydney, Beijing et Taipei. Blueantmedia.ca
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Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec 
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Matériel promo:
(Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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BOOGÁT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SAN CRISTOBAL BAILE INN

SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 6

TOURING CANADA THIS FALL  

WATCH VIDEO FOR MEZCALERO FELIZ

Toronto, ON – August 16, 2017 – Canadian-Mexican artist, Boogát, has unveiled the stunning new video for his track, Mezcalero Feliz, which premiered via Ici Musique. The song is from his forthcoming album, San Cristobal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6 via Maisonnette Music, and will be available for pre-order on September 29. Watch the video here. This fall, Boogát will hit the road to share his new songs, performing across Ontario and Quebec, with stops in Brooklyn, NY and Guadalajara, Mexico. See below for a list of dates, with more to be announced.

Mezcalero Feliz draws inspiration from Mezcal, the drink, and its storied traditions. It provides a window into the millennium of the Mezcalillero & Mezcolatra lifestyle. The song borrows and reworks numerous Mexican folk sayings that celebrate Mezcal, while Mezcalero Feliz shines through its modern interpretation of a song style usually reserved for traditional Mexican music. The song is the second single from San Cristobal Baile Inn, following Eres Una Bomba.

San Cristobal Baile Inn is Boogát’s third album, written entirely in Spanish, and revisits a more electronic sound, infused with rap and Reggaeton flavours. A danceable, uplifting and party oriented record, it stays true to the roots of Latin music, while remaining politically charged. The album was written while Boogát spent a year living in Mexico’s capital city, in search of his own personal connection to his parent’s culture. His mother, being from Mexico, he wanted to bring the family to the city, explore its neighbourhoods, music and subcultures. While doing so, he connected with the diaspora of international Latin musicians who congregate in the metropolis, making Mexico the number one city for Latin music.

San Cristobal (St. Christopher) is the patron of the travelers and the album is a celebration of immigrants and travelers at large. Cristobal’s “Inn” symbolizes the hotel Boogát traveled through for a brief moment.  

Boogát hails from Montreal, QC and blends hip-hop with Latin Music styles such as Cumbia and Reggaeton. Of Paraguayan and Mexican descent, he was born in Québec City to immigrant parents and raised in the Beauport borough of the city, then moved to Montreal in 2001, where his career took off.

Performing initially in French, Boogát switched to Spanish after playing with Latin Music group, Roberto Lopez Project, and Electro producer, Poirier; discovering a new world of possibilities that opened doors to collaborating with artists such as Frikstailers, Uproot Andy, El Hijo De La Cumbia, Radio Radio, Lido Pimienta, El Dusty, G-Flux, Sotomayor, Super San, Niña Dioz, Mati Zundel and El Remolon, amongst others.

Boogát released his first full-length Spanish album, El Dorado Sunset, in 2013. The album won two Félix Awards for Best World Music Album and Producer of the Year at ADISQ 2013. He has been touring non-stop in Canada, USA, México, Argentina, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic and Spain ever since. In 2015, he released his album, Neo Reconquista, which includes collaborations with La Yegros, Sonido Pesa’o and Pierre Kwenders. The album won two awards for World Music Album of the Year, at The 2016 JUNO Awards, and the Félix Award at ADISQ 2016.

TOUR DATES
October 13 –  Brooklyn, NY – C’mon Everybody in Bedstuy (Boogát DJ Set)
November 04 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)
November 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mercury Lounge
November 11– Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)

November 18 – Guadalajara, MX – Festival Sucede (Boogát DJ Set)
November 24 – Sherbrooke, QC – The Little Black Box
November 25 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle 

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UNION DUKE RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR BABY DON'T BREAK - ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR FALL

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2017 – In the summer of 2016, Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, released their infectious third album, Golden Days.  Today, the group shares a brand new music video for the album track, Baby Don’t Break, giving viewers a look at a nostalgic performance of the song. Along with the new video, the band has announced a run of Canadian tour dates in the fall, taking the group through Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan (details listed below).

“The video for Baby Don’t Break pays homage to early TV performances from the golden days of country,” the band remarks.

Golden Days was released on August 5th, 2016, and is the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park. The album showcases the band’s signature soulful indie rock sound mixed with bluegrass and country, along with their soaring harmonies with three, four, and even five voices. Recorded live off the floor to capture the raw, joyful energy of their concerts, Golden Days was mixed with Grammy award-winning engineer, Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Timbre Timber) to help bring the tracks to life. 

Golden Days will take you back to your warmest memories: nights by the lake, passing a bottle around the fire, or singing with your friends at the top of your lungs. It also looks forward, reaching for those long, lazy summer days that will keep you going through the winter. It's a record of pain and struggle, lessons learned, and of laughter between friends, tenderness between lovers. One minute you're following banjo music rambling down a country lane, the next, you feel the pulse and pound of the amplifiers.

Check out Baby Don’t Break while you wait for the band to hit your town this fall, and don’t miss out on their energetic live show!

TOUR DATES:
October 13 – Aurora, ON – Aurora Cultural Centre
October 14 – Picton, ON – Private Event
October 27 – Edmonton, AB – New Moon Folk Club
October 28 – Calgary, AB – Nickelodeon Music Club
November 3 – Coronation, AB – Coronation Royal Performing Arts
November 4 – Macklin, SK – Macklin Arts Council
November 6 – Kindersley, SK – Kindersley & District Arts Council
November 7 – Leader, SK – Leader & District Arts Council
November 8 – Biggar, SK – Biggar & District Arts Council
November 9 – Rosthern, SK – Station Arts Centre
November 10 – La Ronge, SK – La Ronge Arts Council
November 12 – Melfort, SK – Melfort Arts Council
November 15 – Preeceville, SK – Whitehawk Arts Council
November 16 – Yorkton, SK – Yorkton Arts Council
November 17 – Watrous, SK – Watrous Area Srts Council
November 18 – Shaunavon, SK – Shaunavon Arts Council
November 24 – Bonnyville, AB – The Bonnyville Centennial Centre
November 25 – Bonnyville, AB – The Bonnyville Centennial Centre

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CADENCE WEAPON SHARES DON’T TALK TO ME PRODUCED BY FRANCISGOTHEAT

ENLISTS BRYSON TILLER/DRAKE PRODUCER FOR CONFIDENT NEW TRACK

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2017 – Cadence Weapon is here to work. After years of leading the rap avant-garde, the Toronto-based, Edmonton, AB native is more self-assured than ever, making moves in his own lane with no endorsements or sponsorships. In his new loose single, Don’t Talk To Me, Cadence Weapon links with Toronto producer, FrancisGotHeat, (Roy Woods, Bryson Tiller, Drake) for a mellow yet refined sound, detailing his renewed focus, and demanding the people who aren’t adding value to stay away. Purchase and stream the track here.  

“The song is inspired by my experiences navigating the rap scene over the years,” Cadence explains. “Since my last album, I’ve matured a lot, refined my music and surrounded myself with people who have my best interests in mind. It’s about refocusing my energy and flipping the script to the next page of my career. There’s a restorative element to this song. ‘Don’t Talk To Me’ means ‘don’t talk to me unless it’s something productive.’ That’s all I care about.”

Earlier this year, Cadence Weapon ended his long hiatus from recording music by teaming up with Kaytranada for My Crew (Woooo), a haunting, heart-pounding track. Through frenetic tongue-twisting verses that call out internet trolls and Camo pant-wearing cops, My Crew (Woooo) mirrors the energy of Montreal’s underground afterhours party scene, complete with hedonistic imagery and shout outs to his crew dwelling in the various neighbourhoods of the city. Cadence describes the song as “an anthem about unapologetically being who you want to be, no matter what anybody else thinks.”

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon (aka Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He followed up this literary stint with 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, an album produced by Cadence recording live instruments and sampling them for his beats. The album was his second to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

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ALICE GLASS RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE WITHOUT LOVE

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY, WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR DATES THIS FALL, SET TO SUPPORT MARILYN MANSON

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 –
Alice Glass returns with her new single, Without Love, accompanied by a video directed by Floria Sigismondi and co-produced by The FADER and MAAVEN—watch it here.

Furthermore, Glass has confirmed select, very special headline dates this fall, and will join Marilyn Manson as direct support on his North American tour.

Glass’ own dates kick off September 14 with an intimate, celebratory show at Los Angeles’ The Echo, followed by additional dates throughout the fall including Toronto’s Rebel, Philadelphia’s Underground Arts, The Growlers Present Festival and more. Please see below for full tour routing.

Without Love is the first new music from Glass since her 2015 solo debut single Stillbirth, which immediately followed her departure from Crystal Castles.

ALICE GLASS LIVE:

September 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
September 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
September 27 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore *
September 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
September 30 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom *
October 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
October 3 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
October 5 – Toronto, ON – Rebel *
October 6 – Detroit, MI – Assemble Sound
October 7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 8 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! *
October 10 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
October 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
October 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 17 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater *
October 19 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
October 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
October 22 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
October 23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
October 24 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
October 27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
October 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
October 29 – San Pedro, CA – The Growlers Festival
October 30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
* with Marilyn Manson

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SEETHER RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
FOR BETRAY AND DEGRADE

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 – 
Betray and Degrade, Seether’s newest music video from their seventh full-length studio album, Poison the Parish, premiered on Vevo today. This is the second music video the band released from their latest album.



Poison the Parish (Canine Riot / Fantasy), which hit on May 12th, 2017, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock albums chart, #14 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart, and #8 on Billboard's Current albums chart selling more than 31,000 copies in its first week.

Most recently the band shared lead single, Let You Down, which sat at #1 across the U.S. at rock radio for four consecutive weeks.



Poison the Parish, recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, marks the first album produced entirely by front man Shaun Morgan. Perhaps the heaviest and most expressive collection they've ever released, the album is earning their best notices in years.

Seether is currently on the last leg of their North American tour, and come September 10th, they will embark on their European tour. The European tour includes stops in countries such as Russia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, among others.

BUY POISON THE PARISH:

iTunes / Apple Music deluxe
Amazon physical
Amazon digital
Bundles featuring exclusive limited-edition merchandise are available here.

LISTEN VIA Spotify

SEETHER ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
8/11 - Glendive, Mont. - Dawson County Fairgrounds
8/14 - Boulder, Colo. - Boulder Theatre
8/16 - Wichita, Kan. - The Cotillion
8/17 - Dallas, Texas - House of Blues
8/19 - San Antonio, Texas - The Aztec Theatre
8/20 - Houston, Texas - House of Blues
8/21 - Corpus Christi, Texas - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
8/23 - San Angelo, Texas - RiverStage
8/24 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Sunshine Theatre
8/26 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Fremont Street

SEETHER ON EUROPEAN TOUR:
9/10 - Ekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
9/12 - Moscow, Russia - Red
9/13 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Clubzal
9/15 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
9/16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
9/18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
9/19 - Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany - Markthalle
9/20 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
9/22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
9/23 - Grogingen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
9/24 - Tillburg, Netherlands - 013
9/26 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt
9/27 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
9/29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
9/30 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
10/1 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer
10/3 - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria - Arena Wien
10/4 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
10/6 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Werk
10/7 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
10/9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Xtra
10/10 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany - Batschkapp
10/11 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA-Longhorn
10/13 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
10/15 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Forum Kentish Town
10/16 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Ritz Manchester
10/17 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - O2 ABC Glasgow
10/18 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - O2 Institute Birmingham

About Seether:
Since their formation in 1999, SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan - vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart - bass/vocals, and John Humphrey - drums) have become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard rocking trio from Pretoira, South Africa has released seven albums, three of which have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold along with a live concert DVD that has sold over 500,000 units for total worldwide sales in excess of 6 million. The consistent hit makers have quietly amassed 12 #1 singles—eighteen Top 5 multi-format hits resulting in singles sales that top eight million, a level of success few artists working today can match. The relentlessly hard-working outfit has averaged 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world’s biggest rock festivals. With over 280 million Vevo views and three million Facebook fans, Seether’s powerful online presence is solid proof of their hard won, fiercely loyal worldwide fan base.

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VISIONARY BAND STARSET BREAK 1 BILLION ON YOUTUBE

MONSTER, SECOND MOST PLAYED MAINSTREAM ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR

MARVEL COMICS TO RELEASE STARSET ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, ON OCTOBER 4TH  

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 –
Multi-media, modern rock band Starset recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined.  The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band led by singer Dustin Bates an unparalleled digital foothold.  Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album Vessels, Monster, currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.

Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming, which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day.  With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.

Last year Billboard reported on the band’s streaming phenomenon, “Starset has had success with their own uploads to the platform: the band's two YouTube accounts, which host official music and lyric videos, cryptic Starset Society-related teasers and audio-only streams . . . take into account fan-uploaded videos and the number of views explodes . . . six times larger and global.”  

The Columbus Ohio Starset continues their breakout with their new album, Vessels debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it one of the highest charting albums from a rock band in the past year.   The first single, Monster peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and new single Satellite has just begun its chart ascent.  All Music calls the album “genre-juggling...expands on the nervy, synthed-out atmosphere and huge melodic hooks of its predecessor, as evidenced by the compelling singles.”  Vessels is the follow-up to Starset's 2014 debut album, Transmissions, a landmark album that sold in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads in the U.S., propelled by the hit single My Demons, which had the longest ascent to the top 5 in the history of the rock radio charts.

Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society.  Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.

Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “Starset is creating a new template on how to succeed as a rock band, tapping into a huge viral and streaming audience and launching some of the biggest rock radio singles of the last few years.  There will be billions and billions served.”

The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, “The PROX Tranmissions” will be released on October 4th.

Starset is Front-man Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.

Listen to the Starset’s new single Satellite here.

STARSET TOUR DATES:
September 3, 2017 – Port Washington, WI – Paramount Music Festival
September 9, 2017 – New London, CT – Revolution Rock Fest
September 16, 2017 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

TOUR WITH HALESTORM:
September 22, 2017 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 23, 2017 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
September 24, 2017 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
September 26, 2017 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Auditorium
September 27, 2017 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
September 30, 2017 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
October 3, 2017 - Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
October 4, 2017 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
October 7, 2017 – Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance
October 8, 2017 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
October 10, 2017 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium
October 14, 2017 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilon
October 17, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
October 18, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM – Historic El Rey Theater
October 20, 2017 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theater
October 22, 2017 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park

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DAY TRIP DEBUT ENERGETIC NEW SINGLE ELECTRIC LILIES

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2017 – Toronto rockers, Day Trip, are making waves through their “gritty and pretty” sound, with their infectious, new, self-released single, Electric Lilies. It’s a bright track that pairs catchy lyrics with feisty riffs, and serious spunk. The spirited trio exudes the essence of Toronto’s Queen Street West indie rock scene, bringing in multiple decades of influence, and an array of new sonic elements. Electric Lilies is available to purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

"We were inspired to write a tune that people could both dance and listen to depending on the mood. Kind of a musical ‘choose your own story’ type thing. It started out as a sunny guitar riff, which gave birth to a weighty chord progression and the song started taking shape,” says guitarist-vocalist, Thomas Sawa of the songwriting process. “We played it instrumentally for a while with a feverish urgency to it (probably the stupid amount of caffeine in the room), and that vibe sort of dictated which direction the lyrics wanted to go. So, there's a bright and fun side to it, but also a desperate one. And, that duality is something that resonated with us."

Day Trip is an alternative rock band that was born and bred in Toronto, Ontario – the core of the band consists of singers/guitarists Nathan Jesionka and Thomas Sawa, with Scott Hannigan on bass and providing backing vocals.

This new project is the culmination of years of playing in various bands in Toronto, kicking it around in the west end. Previously known as Towers, they have spent two years developing their chops, coalescing as artists and earning accolades such as finishing Top Ten in the 2015 Juno Master Class and opening for established acts such as Headstones, The Trews, and The Sheepdogs. The name change to Day Trip is indicative of a change in direction, coupled with a new-found focus.

Day Trip is managed by Toronto-based management company, Other Management (Jake Palahnuk of Young Empires & Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene), and booked by Adam Countryman (Arkells, July Talk) at United Talent Agency.

Day Trip’s journey has just begun, so stay tuned for more music and news from the band!

Stream and Purchase Electric Lilies:
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/2tH644h
iTunes: http://apple.co/2vjCzqH
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2h7iO1Y

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IVORY HOURS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE SHADOW KIDS

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY WITH INDIE88

BAND ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA THIS FALL

SOPHOMORE ALBUM DREAMWORLD OUT NOW

“…a driving, intense listen.” – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2017 – Transforming their alt-rock beginnings into a farther-reaching ethos, Ivory Hours entered a new era with the release of their sophomore full-length album, Dreamworld (released June 10th). Today, the group shares the music video for the album’s lead single, Shadow Kids, which premiered on Indie88. Later this summer, the group will hit the road in Canada, bringing the songs from their new album to stages across the country (details below).

In the video, a young woman (played by Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen) is visited by a character from her dreams. The character inspires her to rise above her self-doubt and fear to challenge the role she's been handed by society. As the two intertwine, she learns that the visitor is just a liberated version of herself. By resisting the force of the outside world she is free to determine her own fate.

Ivory Hours frontman, Luke Roes comments, “Our society has come a long way in providing equal rights for women, but some of that success has been superficial. Shadow Kids is about identifying the less visible aspects of sexism, and gaining the confidence to rise above them. We still indirectly condition young girls with homemaking toys and statements like ‘take it like a man’, while using femininity as a derogatory term. Women are constantly subjected to men’s sense of sexual entitlement with verbal and physical harassment that many still consider ‘innocent’. Don’t let these people determine your sense of self-worth. Don’t be afraid to fight back. It might make you unpopular, but you won’t be alone.” 

Fusing alternative rock with a modern pop aesthetic, Toronto’s Ivory Hours is a group defined by their resistance to convention – their melodies are massive but ethereal; their anthems soaring, yet intimate. Formed in 2012 by songwriter, Luke Roes, the band’s sound has come full circle, building on their 2015 debut album, Morning Light, and commercial radio debut, Warpaint. Dreamworld juxtaposes synthesizers and monolithic hooks with walls of guitar and fuzzed out bass. Simultaneously ambitious and resolute, the new album proves that Ivory Hours is a band you shouldn’t sleep on.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 14 – London, ON – Rum Runners
September 15 – Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best Theatre
September 16 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
September 21 – Kingston, ON – The Brooklyn
September 22 – Ottawa, ON – LIVE on Elgin
September 23 – Saint Catharines, ON – Warehouse
September 28 – Guelph, ON – eBar
September 29  Hamilton, ON – Mill’s Hardware
September 30 – Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
October 5 – Winnipeg, MB – Handsome Daughter
October 6 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
October 7 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
October 10 – Nelson, BC – The Royal Baker
October 12 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room
October 13 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway
October 14 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
October 15 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl

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JESSE COOK TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BEYOND BORDERS ON SEPTEMBER 15

FIRST SINGLE DOUBLE DUTCH OUT NOW

ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA IN THE FALL

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2017 – JUNO Award-winning Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook shares the first single of his upcoming album, Beyond Borders, set for release on September 15. The album is available for pre-order now, with an instant download of the first single, Double Dutch, and listeners can get a sneak peek at the album at the teaser video here. In anticipation of the new album’s release, Cook will be embarking on a wide-reaching Canadian and United States tour (details listed below). 

Following the critical and commercial success of his last album, One World, Jesse Cook is ready to launch his new album, Beyond Borders.  This is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalogue.  This catalogue has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall.  Beyond Borders is an in depth musical journey exploring the exotic boundaries of world music.

There are many borders in our lives. Some are built by others, some we create for ourselves. Whenever I have ventured beyond the borders in my life, I have been the better for it,” says Cook. Beauty, humanity, artistry, joy, wisdom, and of course love…these things don’t stop at some line on a page. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?”

BEYOND BORDERS TRACKLISTING:

  1. Beyond Borders
  2. Hembra
  3. Unchosen
  4. To the Horizon
  5. Lost
  6. Double Dutch
  7. Skip the Moon
  8. The Toll
  9. Call to Rhythm
  10. Above the Rain
  11. A mi Nina
  12. Wisdom of a Thousand Years

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 31 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Riviera Maya, Mexico
September 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
September 23 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY
September 24 – Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA
September 26 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
September 27 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
September 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
September 29 – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater – Raleigh, NC
September 30 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC
October 1 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
October 3 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
October 4 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
October 6 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7 – Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL
October 25 – Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC
October
26 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
October
27 – Cleland Community Theatre – Penticton, BC
October
29 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
October
30 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
November 3 – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts – Winnipeg, MB
November 5 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
November 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
November 15 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
November 16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
November 17 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharines, ON
November 20 – Grand Theatre Du Quebec – Quebec City, QC
November 21 – Salle Maurice O’Bready – Sherbrooke, QC
November 23 – The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
November 24 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
November 25 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB

February 14 – Craterian Theater – Medford, OR
February 23 – Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 24 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA
February 24 – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

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CAT CLYDE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

ON THE ROAD SUPPORTING RODRIGUEZ

IVORY CASTANETS OUT NOW

“Clyde’s name is sure to join the ranks of other Canadian music greats” – iHeart Radio

“The most exciting singer-songwriter album that I’ve heard in years” – Canadian Beats

"Visceral and untamed" Stereogum

"A musical force to be reckoned with" Nylon

Toronto, ON – August 4, 2017 –  Cat Clyde has been on a roll since the release of her debut album, Ivory Castanets. Having recently wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, Cat will hit the road again this month to share the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez. The artist was the subject for acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman. Cat will return to western Canada for shows in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, before moving east to Peterborough, ON and Montreal, QC. See below for a complete list of dates.

Ivory Castanets was released on Friday May 5th via Cinematic Music Group. Highlight track, Chimes In The Night, premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track, Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms to reach over 5 million streams, along with Like A Wave, The Meadow, and Move Along, which was featured as a Magnificent 7 track for its premiere on  CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show. Check out Cat’s live performance of The Meadow at the Calgary Stampede City Sessions here

Cat is making waves in the music scene with her unique sound, blending contemporary and classic elements and a vast array of influences. Her music has been added to 105,000 Spotify playlists, peaking at 340.6K + monthly listeners on Spotify, with tracks featured on 96,000 Spotify playlists worldwide including: Fresh Folk, Spotify's Indie All Stars, Vintage Vibes, Women of Fresh Finds, Roots Rising, Relax & Unwind, Infinite Indie Folk, and Cool Hunting. 

Cat Clyde is a new artist out of Stratford, ON. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly, hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

It’s an old saying; time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it's a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

STREAM The Meadow: https://soundcloud.com/catclyde/themeadow

WATCH Mama Said: https://youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, August 9 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre   
Friday, August 11 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
Sunday, August 13 – Winnipeg, MAN –  Centennial Concert Hall    
August 18-20 – Peterborough, ON –  Peterborough Folk Fest           

Wednesday, September 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Tuesday, September 19 – Montreal, QC –  Metropolis

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POP EVIL ENTER STUDIO, REVEAL NEW LP DETAILS

STUDIO VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW


SUMMER/FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2017 – American rock band, Pop Evil, have been hard at work in the studio this summer working on an all new LP due out early next year. The band have brought on veteran producer, Kato Khandwala, and have been hard at work since early June. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios and will finish up the album in Los Angeles, CA in the coming weeks. 

“The band is in such a great creative groove right now!” says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. “After taking much-needed time off, we started the writing process in Michigan this past April and May, before heading to the Sound Emporium in Nashville.  We have recorded close to 20 songs for the album and are now narrowing down our choices before heading to L.A. to finish the record. Our producer Kato has been a blessing and a pleasure to work with, and he’s the best devil’s advocate we’ve had in the studio!”

The band have released a short studio video which premiered via SiriusXM Octane earlier this week. Watch the video here

The yet to be titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard US Independent Albums, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with FootstepsIf Only For Now, Ways to Get High and Take It All. Footsteps not only reached number one but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band's career.

Kakaty continues, “It’s been the smoothest recording process to date, and we’ve been taking our time and giving each song its due diligence. One thing I can say is you will get a little bit of everything from us on this album. We’re letting all our emotions out on this one. No boundaries. New Pop Evil music is on the horizon!

The band hasn't let up on its road dog reputation, virtually staying on the road for the past two years since their last LP. Pop Evil will continue that trend and be on the road all summer starting with two sold out shows at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI. Other highlights include supporting BUSH at the Blue Stream Amphitheater in Moorhead, MN, STURGIS 2017 with Ozzy Osbourne, Moonstock Music Festival with Papa Roach, and RIFF Fest with Rob Zombie. See below for a complete list of tour dates and stay tuned for more news from Pop Evil!

Pop Evil is: Leigh Kakaty / Hayley Cramer / Dave Grahs / Matt DiRito / Nick Fuelling

TOUR DATES:
August 3 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
August 4 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
August 5 – Sword & Velvet (with No Resolve) – Green Bay, WI
August 6 – Bluestem Ampitheater (with Bush) – Moorhead, MN
August 7 – O’riginal Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
August 9 – Sturgis 2017 (with Ozzy Osbourne) – Sturgis, SD
August 10 – Rock Point – Bismarck, ND
August 11 – Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
August 12 – Anthem – Sioux City, IA
August 17 – Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI
August 18 – Northwood Rally – Glen Flora, WI
August 19 – Moonstock Music Festival – Carterville, IL
September 3 – Soaring Eagle – Mount Pleasant, MI
September 8 – Harris Riverfront Park – Huntington, WV
September 9 – Revolution Rock Festival – New London, CT
September 10 – Wally’s Pub – Hampton, NH
September 21 – Clearwater Casino – Squamish, WA
September 23 – Parkview Field – Fort Wayne, IN
September 29 – Riff Fest 2017 – Clarkston, MI
October 7 – Tulsa State Fair – Tulsa, OK
October 25 – Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
October 27 – Club LA – Destin, FL

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IF I HAD THE STRENGTH

DUE OUT NOVEMBER 3, 2017

BAND ON TOUR WITH NEW MUSIC THIS FALL                          

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2017 – With another year of worldwide touring under their belts, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra returns with a new collection of songs from their forthcoming album, If I Had The Strengthdue out November 3, 2017 through Outside Music. The band will be bringing the new material and their highly engaging live show, on a 11-date release tour of Ontario and Quebec commencing November 1, 2017, with more dates coming in the spring of 2018, that will take the group from Newfoundland to Victoria. A complete list of November tour dates can be found below. 

Two years in the making, the album once again draws its repertoire and inspiration from folk traditions across Eastern Europe. But unlike their two previous albums (2015’s Moorka and 2012’s Lume, Lume), which were both just collections of individual songs, If I Had The Strength explores an overarching narrative line to tell a much bigger story.

"If I Had the Strength is an album about coming home, about never being the same, about the parts of ourselves we lose, the parts we gain, and about the prisons we inhabit or that inhabit us,” says Lemon Bucket Orkestra ringleader, Mark Marczyk.

With IIHTS, the increasingly dynamic and theatrical group have created a song cycle inspired by a century old Slavic prison ballad that tells the story of a young rebel coming home after laying it all on the line. The work draws emotional weight from the band’s personal experiences with the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it also highlights the dozen strong ensemble's party-punk roots and attitude, developed and honed while busking on the streets of Toronto and around the world.

"We start in a musty train car overlooking the fields and valleys of our youth through permanently smudged windows, reflecting on the life that once was and wondering how to face our mothers with the horrifying fact that we will never be the beloved boys we once were,” Marczyk says, expanding on the album’s concept. “Then, with a sudden jolt and flicker of cabin's spotty electricity, we're transported to a memory of what led to this moment and we're sprinting for dear life in a struggle to keep up to our past selves. The whole album navigates between the shaky cabin and these flashbacks in the language of eastern European folklore, the main site of resistance and celebration for the Lemon Bucket Orkestra for the better part of the last decade."

Documenting Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the height of its musical powers, the new album also features a compelling list of unexpected guests; from beloved Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, to Montreal-based Latino rapper, Boogat, to a triumphant-yet-tragic 60 strong reading of the late Adrienne Cooper's Sholem by the mighty Choir!Choir!Choir! Weaving in and out of the prison ballad theme, the work takes listeners on an emotional journey exploring trauma and tragedy through the lens of musical exploration and communal celebration (see below for a complete tracklist).

Lemon Bucket Orkestra has been wowing international audiences for close to a decade now, bringing their unstoppable and infectious musical mayhem to stages near and far. Voted Toronto’s Best Live Band by the readers of NOW Magazine, the band’s previous album, Moorka, took home a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for World Group of the Year, and was nominated for a 2016 JUNO award for World Music Album of the Year.

The band is best known for its raucous parties, impromptu street performances and legendary live shows. But in the last year, they have also made a mark with their powerful 'guerrilla folk opera,’ Counting Sheep. The unique theatre experience has already played for enthusiastic audiences in Canada, Scotland and Germany, and later this summer the band will be performing it at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland and the Freedom Festival in Hull UK. On November 20th, the production will make its US debut at the infamous 3-Legged Dog in New York City, for a four week run.

Marczyk concludes, "The album is a statement of resistance and celebration. We're guerrilla-folk party-punks imprisoned and liberated by eastern European folklore. The title track (borrowed from the late great Adrienne Cooper) says it all: If I had the strength, I would run in the streets  I would scream PEACE! PEACE! PEACE! This album records the process of gathering that strength and the obstacles we encounter along the way."

Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s powerful sound and unique live performances are an immersive experience for all the senses and the new album captures and distills that energy in recorded form like never before. Don’t miss your chance to catch them live!

If I Had The Strength – Tracklist
1. The Game
2. Crooked
3. Fate
4. Goodbye (feat. Zilen Biret)
5. Soldat
6. Freedom (feat. John David Williams)
7. When
8. Palinka (feat. Boogat)
9. Cocoon
10. Heroes (feat. Measha Brueggergossman)
11. Peace (feat. Choir!Choir!Choir!)

TOUR DATES
November 1 – Ecole Secondaire Publique De La Salle – Ottawa, ON
November 2 – Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts –  Kingston, ON
November 3 – Aeolian Hall – London, ON
November 4 – Danforth Music Hall (with Special Guest, Boogat) – Toronto, ON
November 5 – The HUB – Stratford, ON
November 7 – Meaford Hall – Meaford, ON
November 8 –  Descendants Bierhalle - Kitchener, ON
November 9 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON 
November 10 – Mitchell Hall – Guelph, ON
November 11 – Theatre Fairmount (with Special Guest, Boogat) – Montreal, QC
November 12 – Venue TBC – Quebec City, QC

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36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LANTERNS OUT SEPTEMBER 29 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

BAND DEBUTS NEW SONG DEATH EATER
VIA LOUDWIRE

CURRENTLY TOURING WITH DEVILDRIVER

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 –
Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS will release their deeply personal new album, Lanterns, on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow up to 2015's, Time and Trauma.

Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon firsthand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length.

The band has shared the first track from the record in the form of Death Eater, which saw its premiere over at Loudwire. Listen to the song here.

About releasing Death Eater into the wild, Lindow told Loudwire, "It's a reflection of self and the dwellings of rock bottom, discovering the tools to dig yourself out, and refusing to let yourself free fall into the abyss of hopelessness. Love, forgive, and never give in. In fact, Lanterns is about the fight within us all... forever refusing to sink."

Lanterns is available for pre-order here.

36 Crazyfists will spend August and September on tour. Dates are below.
 

LANTERNS TRACK LISTING:

  1. Death Eater
  2. Wars to Walk Away From
  3. Better to Burn
  4. Damaged Under Sun
  5. Sea and Smoke
  6. Where Revenge Ends
  7. Sleepsick
  8. Bandage for Promise
  9. Laying Hands
  10. Below The Graves
  11. Old Gold
  12. Dark Corners

36 CRAZYFISTS ON TOUR:
With DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch:
8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

With /DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch, + Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop's
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall
9/16: Augusta, GA @ Iron Heights
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
*Festival Date

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DECLAIME AND ALOE BLACC CONNECT FOR LUSH NEW SUMMER JAM VIOLET SKY

PREMIERED BY HIGH SNOBRIETY

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 – The underground West Coast hip hop/funk pioneer, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), connects with the soulful classic man, Aloe Blacc, for the lush new single, Violet Sky, premiered by Highsnobiety. Produced and featuring vocals by soul queen, Georgia Anne Muldrow, the song serves as the second single from Declaime's forthcoming album Young Spirit, and is available on all digital platforms, and to purchase now: http://smarturl.it/VioletSky.

Due out August 18 via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music, Young Spirit balances Declaime's unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and jazz-laden production by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib. With the help from guests such as Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, and more, the album serves as an uplifting statement to young oppressed people of colour in America. 

Declaime’s previous single, Internally Yours, features West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu, and production by Georgia Anne Muldrow. You can check out a lyric video for the track here. Stream and purchase Internally Yours here: http://smarturl.it/InternallyYours.

Declaime and Georgia will be going on tour in September. Stay tuned for updates on the cities they’ll perform in this fall.  

More About Declaime:
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) started making music with his native Oxnard, California crew consisting of Madlib, Kankick, Wildchild & DJ Romes, when he was originally known as D-Loc in 1992. After serving a term in the Navy, Dudley Perkins returned to the US and began recording with his longtime friend, Madlib, appearing on the Alkaholiks album, Coast to Coast, as well as The Lootpacks' debut album, Soundpieces. Described as a mix of Public Enemy, the 'old school' Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and KRS-One, Declaime has been instrumental in helping pioneer much of the underground sound of the West Coast, with albums such as the critically acclaimed, Andsoitissaid, Conversations with DudleyIllmindmuzik, and Astormiscomin.

In 2002, after hearing a demo version of the jazzy number, Flowers,  Stones Throw Records founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, asked Declaime to do a singing album entirely produced by Madlib under the moniker of his government name, Dudley Perkins. Dudley and Madlib would go on to record two critically acclaimed albums, Lil’ Light and Expressions (2012 A.U.). In 2009, Declaime started his own label, SomeOthaShip Connect, with his partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime has gone on to collaborate with music heavyweights such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Black Milk, and more. Much of Declaime's influence can be heard in the works of rap's underground elite such as Immortal Technique, and today's superstars like Kendrick Lamar.

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//AMISTAD// RELEASE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONQUER

CONQUER IS ONE OF 30 WINNERS IN THIS YEAR’S MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY OF STORYHIVE – VOTING FOR NEXT ROUND OPEN NOW

Toronto, ON – July 25, 2017 –
Two characters – a young boy and a middle-aged man – are unknowingly connected in their pursuit of self-fulfillment. This is the story that unfolds in the brand new music video from Vernon, BC’s //AMISTAD// for their infectious new single, Conquer. The captivating drawings and animation for the video were created by Pascaline Lefebvre with the computer programmed animation by Guillaume Pelletier-Auger.

“We definitely knew we wanted an animated video, not only because we love animation but we also wanted to give our Talk Peace To A Wolf video series some variety and animation was the answer,” comments //AMISTAD// drummer, Carson Bassett. “Finding an animator was a challenge in itself, but when we came across Pascaline's work we knew it was the perfect fit for Conquer. We had the same concept, and she loved the colours. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.“ 

The video for Conquer was voted in as one of the 30 winners in this year’s music video category of Storyhive – a community-powered funding program from Telus that gives production grants and distribution opportunities to local creative talent in Western Canada. Winners are decided by community vote, with the next round of voting open now.

If you had seen //AMISTAD// perform when they started back in grade school, you knew that it wasn’t just for fun. Now 18 and 19 years old, the alternative five-piece band from Vernon, BC continues to amaze with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with a relentless energy of a band on the verge.

Lead singer, Aidan Andrews, formed the band with the twin brother rhythm section consisting of Nolan and Carson Bassett back in 2010. Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards round off the rest of //AMISTAD//. All of them multi-instrumentalists, serious athletes with honour roll smarts that have made them the toast of the town.

Their 2016 EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf is available now on iTunes / Apple Music and Spotify.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

September 16 – Edmonton, AB – BreakOut West -  The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Breakout West

September 18 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night, Bardot

*dates in Ontario, New York, and more to be announced soon!

“Our new favourite band!”CBC Radio West

“The sonic blend of sound is luminous, a tastefully considered soundscape that flows from evocative sources.”Vernon Morning Star

//AMISTAD// is: Nolan Bassett (bass/vocals/trumpet), Eli Garlick (guitar, violin, vocals), Carson Bassett (drums, percussion), Craig Matterson (piano, keyboards, vocals), Aidan Andrews (lead vocals, guitar, keys, ukulele)

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE STILL THE ONE

STILL THE ONE AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL
DIGITAL STREAMING PLATFORMS

BAND TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
RETURN OF THE KINGS
LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – July 21, 2017 – The Kings are back! After a 10-year hiatus spent, in part, writing and producing for some of the most notable artists in the music industry – Drake, Sia, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Tina Turner, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt, Andra Day, Olly Murs, Rachel Platten, The Arkells, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, and Andy Grammer, to name a few – The Philosopher Kings have returned with a brand new single, and stellar music video to match. The insanely catchy Still The One is available now on all digital streaming platforms, and the video premiered today on ET Canada.com. Check it out here.

"It was great getting back together with my band brothers to do another music video,” comments frontman, Jarvis Church. “It really feels as if no time has passed. The idea behind the video is really simple. We've always felt like our live show is the core of the Philosopher Kings so we wanted the video to capture the energy we have live. I've worked with Aaron A many times over the past 15 years. It has been incredible to watch his progression into one of the top directors in Canada. I'm a big fan of his.”

The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian music industry by storm with their infectious melodies, undeniable energy and a unique combination of pop and alternative rock. Their recording career began with the band’s self-titled debut in 1994, which spawned the hit single, Charms, with the album eventually earning Gold status in Canada. Winning a JUNO Award in 1996 for Best New Group and landing on the U.S. Top 40 chart that same year with Charms, the band criss-crossed the country, becoming one of the most sought after and popular live acts on the circuit. Their commercial, critical and popular breakthrough occurred with the release of their second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful in 1997, which was certified Platinum.

Fast forward to 2017, The Philosopher Kings have reunited with a renewed energy, revitalized focus – and brand new material. Stay tuned for their forthcoming fifth studio album, Return of The Kings, which is set for release later this year.

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VAN WILLIAM’S THE REVOLUTION EP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA FANTASY RECORDS

VAN WILLIAM’S THE REVOLUTION EP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA FANTASY RECORDS 

NPR MUSIC PREMIERES REVOLUTION THE NEW VIDEO FROM VAN WILLIAM FEATURING FIRST AID KIT

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017 –
Songwriter and performer, Van William, known for the subversive artistry of his former acclaimed indie outfits - Port O’Brien and WATERS - is set to release his first ever solo work, The Revolution EP, on September 8th, 2017 via Fantasy Records.

Earlier this week, NPR MUSIC debuted the video for the 4-song EP’s title track, Revolution, featuring esteemed Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit. Watch it here. Listen to Revolution on Spotify here.

Revolution started as a song about the anxieties of being in a relationship where both people want to fix its broken parts, but disagree on the means,” Van explained. “It became something else during and after the 2016 election. When we started recording the song, I was listening back in the studio and immediately knew I wanted Klara and Johanna from First Aid Kit to sing on it.”

Commenting on the track’s highly emotive, touching video, directed by Grant James (Father John Misty, Jonathan Wilson), Van added: “The idea for the video came after binge watching a lot of Bergman movies on my friend's dad's FilmStruck account. I wanted the video to show the claustrophobic feeling that can form by sharing too much of each other's lives and being unable to repair the damage from inside the walls of what was built together.

Van William’s bleeding heart may be eternally affixed to his sleeve, but very few songwriters can make the therapeutics sound so fun.  Always the creative force that fuelled his musical endeavours, William’s newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh and exciting ways.  These four new tracks carry a jagged, messy edge that artfully counterbalances William’s dazzling melodies and unforgettable choruses. 

Revolution, with its irresistible refrain and exquisite arrangement is a textbook example – a perfect hook tempered by one of the saddest, smartest lyrics you’ll ever hear.  Similarly, Fourth of July, Never Had Enough of You, and Cosmic Sign (Demo), all sparkle with vulnerability, bittersweet sophistication and William’s honeyed, yearning tenor.

An enthralling introduction, (his debut full-length solo LP is due early next year) Van William’s The Revolution EP signals the arrival of a truly gifted young artist on the rise.

The Revolution EP was recorded in Stinson Beach, CA. All songs were co-produced by Van William.  Key contributors include: drummer, Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes); bassist, Chris Chu (the Morning Benders); keyboardist Tam Visher; co-producer, Brian Phillips; and Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg (First Aid Kit.)

Van William - The Revolution EP track list:

  1. Revolution featuring First Aid Kit
  2. Fourth of July
  3. Never Had Enough of You
  4. Cosmic Sign (Demo)                                         


Van William featuring First Aid Kit -  Revolution
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SONS OF TEXAS SET FORGED BY FORTITUDE FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND RELEASE

PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY

PREMIERE FEED THE NEED LYRIC VIDEO

Toronto, ON – July 17, 2017 – Following two years of touring behind their debut album, Baptized in the Rio Grande, Sons of Texas returned to the studio earlier this year with producer Josh Wilbur to record their follow up. The result is the 10-song CD, Forged By Fortitude, set for a September 22nd release with Razor & Tie.  The album will be available in Europe through Spinefarm Records and with Sony in Japan, where the band was named the #1 New Band of the Year by Burrn Magazine, following their performance at the 2016 Loud Park Festival. 

The album is available today for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.  The pre-order features multiple bundles including exclusive t-shirt and hoodie designs, a flask, a dog tag bottle opener, and a knit cap. In addition, one of the bundles will include a seven-inch vinyl single of the first radio track, Beneath the Riverbed. The B-side of the single will be a cover version of the Social Distortion song, Ball and Chain.

The lyric video of the album track, Feed The Need, premiered today. Those pre-ordering the album will receive the song as an instant grat track. Stream Feed The Need on Spotify.  

Sons of Texas are planning an extensive worldwide tour lasting throughout 2018.

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 SHORT LIST

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, today announced its 2017 Short List of 10 Canadian albums which will vie for the Polaris Music Prize being decided Sept. 18 in Toronto.

The 2017 Short List was announced by CBC Radio 2 Morning host and Polaris juror Raina Douris. Douris will also host the Polaris Music Prize Gala, which will be held at The Carlu in Toronto and live-streamed at cbcmusic.ca/polaris and on CBC Music’s Facebook  page and YouTube channel.

2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV  
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?   
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa         
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude     
Weaves – Weaves

On CBC Radio 2 at 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. NT) tonight, CBC Music will feature a special hour-long broadcast celebrating the Polaris Music Prize Short List on Drive with Rich Terfry. Tune in online or find your local CBC Radio 2 frequency at cbcmusic.ca/radio2, and visit cbcmusic.ca/polaris for more coverage.

The eligibility period for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determines the Long List and Short List. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the Grand Jury and they will convene the night of the gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other short-listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners are Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 music streams, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

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Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
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(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE 
LA COURTE LISTE 2017

Toronto, ON - Le jeudi 13 juillet 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a annoncé les 10 albums canadiens qui se retrouvent sur la courte liste 2017 plus tôt aujourd’hui.

La courte liste 2017 a été dévoilée par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning et membre du jury Polaris. Douris animera également le gala du Prix de musique Polaris qui aura lieu au Carlu à Toronto le lundi 18 septembre prochain. Le gala sera diffusé en direct sur la page Facebook et sur la chaîne YouTube de CBC Music.

La courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2017:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV  
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?   
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa         
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude     
Weaves – Weaves

À 18h (18h30 NT) ce soir, CBC Music proposera un spécial d’une heure célébrant la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris à l’émission Drive animée par Rich Terfry. Écoutez l’émission en ligne ou trouvez votre fréquence locale de CBC Radio 2 au cbcmusic.ca/radio2, et visitez le cbcmusic.ca/polaris pour plus de couverture.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 est du 1er juin 2016 au 31 mai 2017. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music. Jugés uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums, les gagnants antérieurs sont Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 90 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS TO RELEASE THE LONG-AWAITED ALBUM

OUT SEPTEMBER 22 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

NEW TRACK CAROLINE PREMIERES AT ROLLING STONE

Toronto, ON – July 13, 2017 – Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers will release The Long-Awaited Album on Rounder Records on September 22. The Long-Awaited Album, Martin's newest collaboration with the Grammy-winning North Carolina-based band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, is full of stories that mix humor and melancholy, whimsy and realism, rich characters and concrete details. And lots of banjos. 

That instrument—so dexterously, even acrobatically picked and strummed—is just as crucial to relating these new tales as the lyrics themselves, each chord and riff revealing new depths to Martin’s narrators and to his musical talent.  Produced by Peter Asher, the new album is a collection of 14 stunning new songs including the boisterous and humorous new track Caroline – which premiered today at Rolling Stone the deeply romantic tune All Night Long, and the fantastical song Santa Fe, which showcases the lively dynamic between Martin and the Rangers.

Steve Martin’s musical career is an extension of the storytelling impulse that drove his work as a comedian, an actor, a screenwriter, a playwright, an essayist, and a novelist. The Grammy® Award winning musician found his love for the banjo at the age of 17 and originally used the instrument as part of his standup comedy routine. But in 2010, Martin released his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-Strong Banjo, and since then, Martin has played many prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, New Orleans' Jazzfest and The Newport Folk Festival, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Martin released his second full-length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alert in 2011. The album featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Additionally, Martin co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Steep Canyon Rangers. That year, Martin also won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.  

Martin also collaborated with Edie Brickell on the critically acclaimed album Love Has Come For You, which combines Martin’s five-string banjo work with Brickell’s vivid vocals. Martin and Brickell took home the Grammy® Award for Best American Roots Song for the album's title track.  Martin and Brickell’s second collaboration, So Familiar, earned widespread critical acclaim and also inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star, which was nominated for five Tony Awards.

The Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin will host their album release celebration on Saturday, September 30 at The IBMA World of Bluegrass – in the state where it all began for them.

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HOLY FUCK ANNOUNCES BIRD BRAINS EP

RELEASE COMING JULY 21st ON LAST GANG RECORDS

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR BIRD BRAINS
WHICH PREMIERED VIA NOISEY

Toronto, ON — July 12, 2017 — Toronto based noise-band, Holy Fuck, are releasing their 4-song EP, Bird Brains, July 21st via Last Gang Records in Canada; their first since 2016’s JUNO-nominated, Congrats. Bird Brains was recorded live at various studios over the past few years. The EP represents the ongoing creative process of a band whose members live in different cities (in both Canada and the US) yet insist their music should be a collaborative process. These four songs aim to capture the raw energy of four people, not apart as bedroom producers, but together as a spirited exchange of ideas, a dynamic interaction that comes from years of friendship. While Bird Brains was largely self-produced, a few very talented Engineers/Producers aided greatly in that process, including Shawn Everett (John Legend, Warpaint, Alabama Shakes), who recorded the song Chains at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, The XX) who mixed the song New Dang.

Accompanying the EP is the visual piece for the title track. An incredibly charismatic bird hosts a party wilder than anything you’ll see all summer. Director, Allison Johnston wanted “to explore the idea of mass hysteria, and how easily a group will follow the most confident person in the room. The party in the video is what I grew up believing they always were before I had ever been to one. I wanted every party to be Nelly’s Hot in Herre”. Watch Bird Brains here.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 28 – Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Fest

Aug 04 - Põlva, Estonia- Intsikurmu 
Aug 05 - Malaga, Spain- CanelaParty
Aug 08 - Gent, Belgium- DOK
Aug 09 - London, UK- Jazz Cafe
Aug 10 - Birmingham, UK- Hare and Hounds
Aug 11 - Manchester, UK- Soup Kitchen
Aug 12 - Leeds, UK- Belgrave Music Hall
Aug 14 - Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
Aug 15 - Cork, Ireland- Cyprus Avenue
Aug 16 - Limerick, Ireland- Dolans Warehouse
Aug 17 - Belfast, Ireland- Empire Music Hall
Aug 19 - Cardross Estate, Scotland- Double the Rabbit Hole
Aug 20 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK- Think Tank
Aug 22 - Bristol, UK- Colston Hall 2
Aug 23 - Brighton, UK- Patterns
Aug 24 - Luxembourg- Rotondes
Aug 25 - Groningen, NL- Noorderzon Festival
Aug 26 - Le Mans, FR- Festival Teriaki 

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DELIVER LIVING ON THE 110

THE LEAD SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING,
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

“Prophets Of Rage might just have put on the greatest gig of 2017” – NME

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2017 – Today, Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) have shared Living On The 110, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on September 15th via Fantasy Records.  Listen to it here.

The deeply grooved, hard-hitting track reflects the band’s preferred method of addressing social issues from the ground up. Last July, Prophets Of Rage performed a surprise show on a Skid Row rooftop in downtown L.A., raising awareness of the homelessness issue in the heart of one of the country’s largest dispossessed populations. The group took their message of activism and grassroots change to 35 cities last summer during their Make America Rage Again Tour, with a portion of proceeds from each show benefitting local homelessness charities.

"Living On The 110 opens the eyes of those that don't see the ever growing problems of the poverty stricken,” stated B-Real.

"Living On The 110 is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” added Tom Morello. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”

This summer, with the intensity seemingly multiplying by the day, Prophets Of Rage took their battle cry overseas, connecting with hyper-engaged European audiences desperate to join the fight.  Tapping into a mountain of rage and frustration, the band rocked sold-out festivals across the continent building momentum with each performance in a mutual expression of fury and hope. Reporting on the band’s Brixton Academy gig, NME proclaimed, “Prophets Of Rage might just have put on the greatest gig of 2017.”

Prophets Of Rage came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm, wherever it may lead.  Following last summer’s inaugural tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. Holed up with longtime Rage collaborator, producer Brendan O’Brien, the band fused the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work, into an inventive and compelling new musical statement, completing the album’s twelve tracks in just over a month of recording. 

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR: 
September 16 - 93X:Twenty - Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
September 17 - Riot Fest - Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
October 1 - Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
October 15 - Houston Open Air – Houston, TX
October 27-29 - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA
November 4 - Ozzfest - San Bernardino, CA
*More dates to be announced soon

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
iTunes - Amazon

Listen to Living On The 110 
Spotify - Apple Music

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THE WILD! DEBUT LIVIN’ FREE MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE

BAND SUPPORTING ADRENALINE MOB THIS SUMMER

WILD AT HEART OUT NOW 

Toronto, ON – July 10th, 2017–  Canadian wild boys, The Wild!, debuted another wild and crazy music video for their track, Livin' Free, off their new LP, Wild At Heart, exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. Directed by longtime collaborator Stuey Kubrick, this is the second video we've seen from the band off this release. Their first video for Ready to Roll can be watched here.

"This song is basically a huge cheers to the best years of your life," says frontman, Dylan Villain. "The lyrics in the chorus say it all, 'One for the sun comin' up in the streets. And for the nights we never sleep. Here's to the ones still livin' free.' What a time we had making this one, man Straight up livin' hard... and LIVIN' FREE!" 

The band is currently out on tour in the U.S. supporting Adrenaline Mob. All tour dates can be found below.

About The Wild!
The Wild! released Wild At Heart back in February via Entertainment One (eOne). Villain adds, "This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I'm proud as hell of it and I can't wait for all of you to hear it. It's everything I wanted it to be." The tracklist and artwork are also available below. 

Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart serves as the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for "God Damn Wild Boys," that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart is their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).

On vocals/lead guitar, Dylan Villain embodies all the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain's snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist, Boozus. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times.

Kickin’ ass and keeping time is drummer, Reese Lightning. A beast with beats and everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out The Wild!'s lineup is “The Kid” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Young blood and zero fucks given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.

“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says Villain. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it, then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”

The Wild! pack a punch when it comes to their live set, so be sure to catch them while they’re on the road this summer! 

TOUR DATES:
*
with Adrenaline Mob
July 11 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
July 12 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
July 14 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
July 15 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
July 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
July 17 - Greenacres, FL @ Piepers Sports Bar
July 19 - Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater
July 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
July 21 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
July 22 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
July 29 - Beaver Dam, WI @ DangerFest

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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RHYE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO PLEASE AND SIGN TO LAST GANG RECORDS

UNVEILS SECOND TRACK SUMMER DAYS

Toronto, ON — July 7th, 2017 — Today, Rhye makes their return with a brand new single and music video entitled, Please. This marks the group’s first new music in four years, and is available here via Last Gang Records. Watch the video here.

Following up 2013’s critically exalted, Woman, Please heralds Rhye’s return.  Merging a natural beat and muted piano, the track builds into a climactic lyrical plea that’s both entrancing and explosive. Meanwhile, the clip brings the seductive side of Rhye to life in black-and-white via vivid visuals.

About the song, frontman Milosh comments, “Because we play live so much, we’ve built this show that’s somewhat different from Woman. It’s a little more psychedelic. I wanted to bring that to the second record. I really wanted to incorporate much more soulful and earthy colours. It had to be all live percussion and piano. The human intimacy had to come through the actual instrumentation on this record.  ‘Please’ is the stepping stone to where we’re headed.”

In addition, the band shares a second nostalgic new anthem entitled Summer Days. Listen here.

Right now, Rhye is on the road performing at high-profile festivals around the globe. See the full itinerary, and learn more about the band, below.

TOUR DATES:
July 8 – Brugge, Belgium – Cactus Festival
July 9 – Montreaux, Switzerland – Montreaux Jazz Festival
July 11 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia 
July 14 – Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival 
July 15 – Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival 
July 26 – Taipei City, Taiwan – Legacy Nightclub
July 28 – Niigata, Japan, –Fuji Rock Festival
July 30 – South Korea – Handside River Park

About Rhye:
A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye find humanity in musicality. Driven by this approach, the group quietly transformed into a phenomenon with the arrival of their 2013 debut, Woman. The record garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork who dubbed it “Best New Album.” Open would concurrently accumulate over 41.6 million Spotify streams, while The Fall surpassed 22.8 million. Along the way, they sold out theaters around the globe between standout festival sets at Coachella, Pitchfork, and a highlight concert in Denmark accompanied by a 49-piece all-girls choir. As the band began writing in 2016, this expansive live show indelibly impacted their second full-length album in 2017. The first single, Please, siphons a gorgeous vocal plea through a kaleidoscope of sparse percussion and piano that’s simultaneously stirring, stark, and sensual. It’s a new musical experience. It’s Rhye.  

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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RYAN PLAYGROUND SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA STEREOGUM

PROLONGATION AVAILABLE NOW
VIA LAST GANG / SECRET SONGS

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat" - THE FADER

"Infectious"- VOGUE

"RYAN is certainly doing things differently"- I-D

Toronto, ON – Wednesday, July 5 Today, Montreal producer, songwriter, and singer, RYAN Playground, is sharing a video for new single, Prolongation, which follows RYAN as she journeys back to childhood. Speaking on the video, director Didier Charette explains:

"After several meetings with me, RYAN opened up and told me her life story. There was a moment in her life that changed everything. For her, an actual encounter flipped her world upside down and made her realize that she had grown up to not be her true self and she wanted to go back to her childhood to find herself. For years she had tried to fit in, but that moment made her realize that she wasn't happy. That's what we went for."

RYAN first garnered attention last year with her debut EP, elle, for Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs label. On elleRYAN revealed her talents for unconventional pop arrangements and introspective songwriting. Prolongation is now available everywhere now via Secret Songs / Last Gang. Watch the video above, learn more about RYAN Playground below, and stay tuned for more news about her forthcoming debut LP.

More about RYAN Playground:
Genevieve Ryan Martel (aka RYAN Playground) was raised by two classical musicians in Montreal. At age 5, she received her first drum kit and by 11, she was creating her own compositions with her guitar and drums. By the time she was a teenager, Genevieve was experimenting with FL studio and electronic music. 

RYAN Playground is a project born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and angsty emotions that come with being a teenager. In her music, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

"Every time I make a song I'm just throwing out emotions," she explains. "It's always very personal. I've come to realize that there are always two extremes. I consider myself in a gray zone, but a very nice gray zone. I like trying to appreciate all the nuances in life and accept them. Make the best out of it...I have my dark days like everybody else. But at the end of it all I'm very optimistic. I'm a dreamer!" 

RYAN has always lived in her own gray zone - around the same time she picked up music, she also asked for her first skateboard and was playing sports with the boys. Not only can she hang, but she kicks ass. Very young, she wanted to make a point that she could be as good and strong as boys are. 

An elegant balance of electronic and organic elements, RYAN Playground is an amalgamation, and finds Genevieve at peace with all competing emotional elements in her life.

"I have experienced different kinds of extremes and I finally found my own balance," she says pragmatically. "In the end we all find our own balance and pace. It's also about not believing in categories. I feel like a lot of people feel reassured when things are classified in different 'categories.’ They kind of feel like boundaries to me. I don't really believe that having categories and creating new ones is fundamentally helpful, we're all somewhere in between this and that."

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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LAILA BIALI CELEBRATES CANADA’S 150th WITH COVER OF NEIL YOUNG CLASSIC HEART OF GOLD

SONG AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN CANADA AND FEATURES ALL-STAR CANADIAN BAND

Toronto, ON – June 28, 2017 – Multi-award winning Canadian singer, pianist and arranger, Laila Biali, is celebrating Canada Day with a special release of a cover of Neil Young’s classic song, Heart of Gold. The track will be available exclusively in Canada and features an all-star Canadian band (Laila Biali, vocals/piano; Adam Thomas, vocals; JUNO Award-winner, Robi Botos, organ; George Koller, bass; multi-GRAMMY Award-winner, Larnell Lewis, drums). The single will be available for purchase and streaming through Canadian Digital Service Providers as of June 30, 2017. Have a listen here.

Neil Young is one of Canada's living legends,” comments Biali, and while Heart of Gold references places that are stateside, the song has become something of a Canadian anthem. Its refrain – You keep me searching for a heart of gold – is a universal and timeless message, one that resonates today as much as ever.

A landmark track for Young, Heart of Gold was his only song to reach #1 in both Canada and the U.S., and celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.

Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, recorded with and supported international icon Sting, and was recently featured at the first-ever global TEDSummit. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards, and this year she was a Premier’s Award nominee for outstanding college graduates.

Laila takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more.

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JOHNSON CROOK CELEBRATE CANADA 150 WITH NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR CANADA TO HEARTBREAK

DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 4th

BAND TO PERFORM CANADA DAY SHOW IN DAUPHIN, MB FOR DAUPHIN COUNTRYFEST

ON TOUR THROUGH THE SUMMER

Toronto, ON – June 27, 2017 – With Canada Day right around the corner, Toronto roots-rockers, Johnson Crook, share the cross-country road trip-inspired lyric video for their song, Canada To Heartbreak. The video premiered today exclusively with Live In Limbo. Check it out here!

The video for the bluesy rock-and-roll track was shot by Ryan Nolan and showcases the band traveling from province to province. We had a lot of fun making this video with our friend Ryan,” the band comments. “It’s something we have a lot of experience with…life on the road. It’s not always easy to be away from home and family but we still manage to have a lot of fun together. We appreciate getting to share our music and love to play this song live. It’s got a lot of energy, which seems to resonate with our audiences and it gives us a chance to feature Nathan on harmonica!”

Canada To Heartbreak comes from the band’s debut full-length album, aptly titled, The Album, which is set for release on August 4th via Coalition Music. The record encapsulates a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after the members’ first encounter. Fans who sign up for the band’s mailing list will get an instant download of album track, Hardwired.

It’s almost impossible not to feel a connection to Johnson Crook’s music after first hearing it. Audiences across Canada can attest to that as well, something the band acknowledges has been crucial to their development. Expect to see the band in your town at some point in the wake of the album release. Every stop brings with it a story that could become a new song, and as a group founded on the principles of equality, Johnson Crook’s creative potential is limitless.

Johnson Crook is Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals).

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 1 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin Countryfest
July 6 – Cavendish, PE – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser County Fair
August 4 – Minnedosa, MB – Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa
August 6 – Springwater, ON – Kempenfest
August 11 – Shelburne, ON – Heritage Music Festival
August 19 – Nestor Falls, ON – Moose & Fiddle Music Festival
August 21-23 – Toronto, ON – CNE, Northern Comfort Saloon

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KELLY BADO TO PERFORM ON PARLIAMENT HILL JULY 1st AS PART OF CANADA’S 150th

BILINGUAL SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM ALONGSIDE ALESSIA CARA, SERENA RYDER,
WALK OFF THE EARTH AND MORE!

NOMINATED FOR TWO 2017 BREAKOUT WEST AWARDS: FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND
WORLD MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Toronto, ON – June 26, 2017 – Celebrate this Canada Day on Parliament Hill with Kelly Bado! The bilingual singer-songwriter will hit the Parliament Hill Stage at 8:30pm to celebrate Canada’s 150th along with Alessia Cara, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, and others, and will perform a medley with Kinnie Starr and Jean Cormier.

Kelly Bado takes listeners on a beautiful journey with her songs. Discovering her musical and artistic passions at a young age, Kelly performed in local choirs in her native Côte d'Ivoire.  In 2007, Kelly ventured to Canada, where her love of music continued to flourish.

In early 2016, Kelly was one of three artists chosen by Manitoba Music to journey to Los Angeles to showcase for a selected group of music industry heavyweights.  LA-based Canadians, singer-songwriter producer, Andy Stochansky, and entertainment lawyer, Lisa Whynot, fell immediately in love with Kelly’s soulful voice and invited her to spend an afternoon in the studio with Stochansky and fellow LA-based Canadian, Grammy award winning songwriter-producer, Brian West.  The four have spent the last year developing Kelly’s unique talent and writing and recording songs for a new project, while Kelly continues to promote her French language EP, Entre Deux – a French and Spanish-language album with a mixture of sweetness and rhythm.

The EP has led to nominations for two awards at the 2017 Breakout West Awards: Francophone Artist of the Year and World Music Artist of the Year. Kelly will also be performing at the Awards’ Kick Off Concert on September 14th at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.  With lyrics inspired by love, hope and social equality, and a sound that marries pop with R&B/Soul, one cannot help but get swept away into Kelly’s magical voice!

Kelly Bado in Ottawa
Canada Day Celebration
July 1 @ Parliament Hill stage
8:30pm

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DECLAIME CONNECTS WITH BLU FOR CEREBRAL NEW SINGLE INTERNALLY YOURS

PREMIERED BY MASS APPEAL

NEW ALBUM YOUNG SPIRIT OUT AUGUST 18

Toronto, ON – June 23, 2017 – The underground West Coast hip hop/funk pioneer, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), connects with West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu, for the cerebral new single, Internally Yours, which premiered via Mass Appeal. Serving as the lead single for Declaime's forthcoming album, Young Spirit, the song features production by Georgia Anne Muldrow.

 

"Internally Yours is about inner truth. I'm talking about all the cats running this world to see that they are just like us,” says Declaime. “Their heart beats just like us.  The whole album is about how the media and government, food messing with the kid's heads and their young spirits.  Blu's speaking on some truths he had locked inside of him."

Due out on August 18 via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music, Young Spirit balances Declaime's unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and jazz-laden production by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib. The album also includes guest features from Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, and more.

Stream and purchase Internally Yours here: http://smarturl.it/InternallyYours.

Declaime and Georgia will be going on tour in September. Stay tuned for updates on the cities they’ll perform in this fall.  

More About Declaime:
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) started making music with his native Oxnard, California crew consisting of Madlib, Kankick, Wildchild & DJ Romes, when he was originally known as D-Loc in 1992. After serving a term in the Navy, Dudley Perkins returned to the US and began recording with his longtime friend Madlib, appearing on the Alkaholiks album, Coast to Coast, as well as The Lootpacks' debut album, Soundpieces. Described as a mix of Public Enemy, the 'old school' Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and KRS-One, Declaime has been instrumental in helping pioneer much of the underground sound of the West Coast, with albums such as the critically acclaimed, Andsoitissaid, Conversations with DudleyIllmindmuzik, and Astormiscomin.

In 2002, after hearing a demo version of the jazzy number, Flowers,  Stones Throw Records founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, asked Declaime to do a singing album entirely produced by Madlib under the moniker of his government name, Dudley Perkins. Dudley and Madlib would go on to record two critically acclaimed albums, Lil’ Light and Expressions (2012 A.U.). In 2009, Declaime started his own label, SomeOthaShip Connect, with his partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime has gone on to collaborate with music heavyweights such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Black Milk, and more. Much of Declaime's influence can be heard in the works of rap's underground elite such as Immortal Technique, and today's superstars like Kendrick Lamar.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA PREMIERE NEW VIDEO THE ALIEN VIA NPR MUSIC

FIRST VISUAL IN CREATIVE COLLABORATION
WITH THE DANIELS

NEW ALBUM A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE
OUT JULY 28th VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

FALL U.S. HEADLINING TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 5th 

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2017 – NPR Music today premiered Manchester Orchestra’s video for new song, The Alien, the second single from the Atlanta band’s forthcoming album, A Black Mile To The Surface, which will be released July 28th via Loma Vista Recordings. “The Daniels, a directing duo of whom I am a ridiculously big fan, worked as the creative directors of A Black Mile To The Surface, and together we created a few music videos and all the album art. A Black Mile To The Surface allowed for a lot of room to invoke feelings through gravity,” says video director Mike Dempsey. Watch The Alien here.

Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull says of the video, “The Alien is a narrative about a small slice of time in a man's life as he faces a lofty decision with a dire consequence. It is ultimately about family and the effects, big and small, that family has on everybody. We knew it was important for the video to have a narrative that added an otherworldly element without taking away from the original story. Mike Dempsey and The Daniels have created a beautiful and intense representation of life and the unexpected movements that occur for all of us.”

Dempsey adds, "I have always enjoyed photographing people in motion, falling down stairs or holding onto a tree branch or crashing into a wall with a bike. The band — a group of wildly talented musicians and storytellers who were an absolute blast to work with — hand selected a few references from my website and we developed concepts around them. While planning for 'The Alien' music video specifically, we chose to do a piece that could use physical movement to express an internal feeling, in this case it was a daughter spreading her mother’s ashes, but her experience of the event is like getting swept off her feet by a tornado.”

A Black Mile To The Surface is available for pre-order now, with The Gold and The Alien coming as an instant grat downloads with purchase: http://found.ee/MO_ABMTTSstore-r. The Gold premiered earlier this month via SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, and has been earning press attention from outlets including Pitchfork, NYLON (‘51 Best Music Releases Of The Week’), Paste (“gripping”), Brooklyn Vegan (“...this is looking like their best-sounding albums in years”), Substream, and more. Watch The Gold video, directed by Mike Dempsey and Johnny Chew, HERE.

The band recently announced a U.S. fall tour of headlining dates including shows at The Novo in Los Angeles on September 14th and at Terminal 5 in New York City on September 29th. A current itinerary is below; tickets are on-sale now HERE.

Always a band to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Manchester Orchestra has expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic A Black Mile To The Surface. The album – featuring production by Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner Dan Hannon – showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on singer/guitarist Hull and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist Robert McDowell’s unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels). Throughout recording the album, Hull and McDowell – along with bandmates Tim Very (drums) and Andy Prince (bass) – opened up their collaborative process and pushed themselves to go against their first instincts at every turn.

A Black Mile To The Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It’s a reinvention of sort – both musically and personally – and an evolution of the band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.

Read the full Manchester Orchestra bio here.

Listen to The Alien here:
Spotify: http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienSpotify-r
Apple:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienApple-r
iTunes:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlieniTunes-r
Amazon:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienAmazon-r
Google Play:  http://found.ee/MO_TheAlienGoogle-r

Listen to The Gold here:
Spotify: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldSpotify-r
Apple Music: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldApple-r

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
09/05 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/06 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Theatre
09/08 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09/10 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/12 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
09/13 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
09/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
09/15 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09/16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
09/18 - Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
09-19 -  Seattle, WA - The Showbox
09/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
09/22 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/23 - Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads
09/24 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
09/26 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/27 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
09/29 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/03 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/04 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/05 -  Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/06 - Columbia, SC @ The Music Farm
10/07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
10/21 - Manchester, England @ Academy 2
10/22 - Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
10/23 - Leeds, England @ The Church
10/24 - Birmingham, England @ O2 Institute
10/26 -  London, England @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
10/27 -  Brighton, England @ Concorde 2
10/28 -  Bristol, England @ SWX
10/30 -  Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
10/31 -  Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
11/01 -  Brussels, Belgium @ VK
11/02 -  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
11/03 -  Berlin, Germany @ Franz
11/04 -  Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

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DAN TALEVSKI TO DEBUT NEW SUMMER JAM BIRTHDAY SUIT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 16

TRACK RANKED #8 ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S MUST LIST 

NEW EP SET FOR FALL 2017 RELEASE

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2017 – Toronto pop singer-songwriter, Dan Talevski, will release his new single, Birthday Suit, on Friday, June 16, which is the first from his forthcoming EP, to be released in Fall 2017 via Entertainment One Music. Entertainment Weekly recently highlighted the song on their Must List, calling it a “sexy summer club jam” to add to your playlist. You can stream and purchase Birthday Suit here.

Following the success of his previous singles, Rocket, Knock Me Off My Feet and 2015’s Guilty As Sin,  and an extensive Fall 2016 tour with Nick Carter, Talevski continues to build on his success as a rising pop star.  

"I really wanted to push the boundaries for this track and just show my fans who I really am with no guard up,” Talevski says. "Birthday Suit was written in about half an hour. It came really quickly.  It was written from a personal experience I recently had."

At the age of 29, Talevski has already accomplished more than some artists twice his age. Millions of people have seen him sing on YouTube. Heʼs been signed to a major record label. Groomed for stardom alongside Justin Bieber. Toured with Backstreet Boys. Worked in the studio with will.i.am. Written songs for Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante and others. Since his debut single, Guilty As Sin, he is poised to take his rightful place as Canadaʼs next musical sensation. And it all began with a click.

“It was in 2007,” Talevski recalls. “I was just searching YouTube for Justin Timberlake’s video for What Goes Around Comes Around. I saw a couple of other people posting covers of the song — and had millions of views. It was like a lightbulb went on over my head. I posted a 47-second clip of myself singing the chorus, and when I woke up the next day I had about 500 views. That number went from hundreds to thousands to hundreds of thousands very quickly. Then I started getting fans emailing asking me to sing this song or that song. I started doing that and millions of views were pouring in weekly. It was awesome.”

Soon, it got even more surreal. A year to the day of his first posting as danjt87 — and after YouTube posted his first video of an original song on its main page — Talevski was whisked to Hollywood, where he became the first male artist signed to a major-label record deal via the Internet. Overnight, he was thrown into the star-maker machinery. “It was like going to college for an artist,” Talevski recalls. “It was grueling, but it was an amazing experience. I was doing vocal training beside Justin Bieber in Atlanta. Then I moved to L.A., where I was dancing eight hours a day, working with a trainer and singing all night in the studio. Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas produced and rapped on a single for me. I worked with Timbaland. I just soaked it all up like a sponge.”

Even so, Talevski wasn’t satisfied. The commercial pop he recorded wasn’t his style; the melodies weren’t his own; the words weren’t his thoughts. He felt no connection to his music, had no control over his career. So he took control. He came back to Toronto and began finding his sound. Honing his craft. Putting everything he’d learned into practice.

He wrote songs and recorded with a whoʼs who of Canadian acts. He crossed the country opening for Backstreet Boys. He found the right songwriters and producers — identical twins RyanDan (formerly of B44, and more recently, Shania Twainʼs Vegas show) and Alex “Pilzbury” Vujic. The first fruit of their labours was the R&B-influenced Guilty As Sin. As its title tells you, this isnʼt your little sisterʼs pop music — though it might appeal to her big sister.

“Iʼve always had a slightly darker undertone,” Talevski explains. “People look at me and they expect to hear some corny little love song, but I like to take it a little more mature and sexual. Iʼve been through a few things, so I took it to the next level.”

In 2015, MUCH began a new segment of showcasing online talent from established and emerging video loggers that would be featured on their website. Talevski went on to be one of the first digital creators for MUCH hosting a segment of weekly video logs and behind the scenes footage of his music.

In 2016, Dan received a Pop Artist of the Year nomination at the 16th Annual Indie Awards and Best New Solo Artist: CHR nomination at the Canadian Radio Music Awards during Canadian Music Week. Talevski was also nominated for an iHeartRadio MMVA for Best New Canadian Artist for Knock Me Off My Feet.

“Iʼm so grateful that Iʼm doing it now and not when I was 21,” he says. “If I had put music out then, I wouldnʼt be able to listen to it or watch it. Iʼd be embarrassed. Iʼm glad that I ended up having to wait; it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I want people to respect my writing and vocal ability first and foremost. I want to perform for people and connect with them on all different levels. Iʼm really hoping my songs can take off.”

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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THE 2017 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LONG LIST IS HERE

Ottawa, ON – Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, unveiled the 40 albums on this year’s Long List earlier today at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa, Ontario with the support of Lixar.

The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

A Tribe Called Red - We Are The Halluci Nation
Alaclair Ensemble - Les Frères Cueilleurs
Anciients - Voice of the Void
Arkells - Morning Report
Philippe B - La grande nuit vidéo
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Louise Burns - Young Mopes
Chocolat - Rencontrer Looloo 
Clairmont The Second - Quest For Milk and Honey
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Antoine Corriveau - Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s'arrêter
Le Couleur - P.O.P.
Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor
Mac Demarco - This Old Dog        
Gord Downie - Secret Path
Drake - More Life
Feist – Pleasure
Figure Walking - The Big Other
Fiver - Audible Songs From Rockwood
Geoffroy - Coastline
Hannah Georgas - For Evelyn
Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION Side B
B.A. Johnston - Gremlins III
Lisa LeBlanc - Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Klô Pelgag - L'Étoile thoracique
Peter Peter - Noir Éden
Lido Pimienta - La Papessa
Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
The Sadies - Northern Passages
John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
The Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem
TUNS - TUNS
Leif Vollebekk - Twin Solitude                  
Weaves - Weaves
The Weeknd - Starboy
Charlotte Day Wilson – CDW

In total, 188 titles made the first ballots of the 201 member jury.

Past multiple Polaris nominees, Kathleen Edwards and The Acorn’s Rolf Klausener, joined Polaris jurors Lana Gay and Erik Leijon to reveal the Long List. In addition, surprise guest, Philippe B, was on hand to perform music from his 2017 Long-Listed album, La grande nuit vidéo. 

The 10 album Short List will be announced live on July 13 on CBC Music’s Facebook page. The winning album will be determined at the Polaris Gala September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto, which will be livestreamed at CBCMusic.ca.

The eligibility period for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determines the Long List and Short List. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the Grand Jury and they will convene the night of the Polaris Gala to select the 2017 Polaris Music Prize winner. The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other Short List artists receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

CBC Radio 2 will feature the Polaris Music Prize Long List on Radio 2 Morning and Radio 2 Drive. Following the Long List announcement on June 13, you can tune into Radio 2 Drive with guest host Emma Godmere to catch a first listen of some of Long List nominees, beginning at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT). The next morning, host Raina Douris will present a full hour of Long List highlights on Radio 2 Morning, Wednesday, June 14, at 8 a.m. (8:30 NT). Tune in online or find your local CBC Radio 2 frequency at cbcmusic.ca/radio2, and visit cbcmusic.ca/polaris for more coverage.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

About Lixar IT
Lixar drives mobile connected ecosystems and data-rich tech innovation; developing mobile platforms and solutions for enterprise-level clients in air, automotive and telecommunications. Lixar creates next-gen mobile, data science, IoT, and cloud technology and is proud to work with partners such as NASCAR, Microsoft and Allegiant Air to name a few. www.lixar.com @LixarIT

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Lixar IT: 
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS DÉVOILE
LA LONGUE LISTE 2017

Ottawa, ON – Mardi 13 juin 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a dévoilé les 40 albums qui se retrouvent sur la longue liste de 2017 plus tôt aujourd’hui au Centre national des Arts (CNA) à Ottawa, en Ontario, avec le soutien de Lixar.

La longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2017:

A Tribe Called Red - We Are The Halluci Nation
Alaclair Ensemble - Les Frères Cueilleurs
Anciients - Voice of the Void
Arkells - Morning Report
Philippe B - La grande nuit vidéo
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
Louise Burns - Young Mopes
Chocolat - Rencontrer Looloo
Clairmont The Second - Quest For Milk and Honey
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Antoine Corriveau - Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s'arrêter
Le Couleur - P.O.P.
Marie Davidson - Adieux Au Dancefloor
Mac Demarco - This Old Dog        
Gord Downie - Secret Path
Drake - More Life
Feist – Pleasure
Figure Walking - The Big Other
Fiver - Audible Songs From Rockwood
Geoffroy - Coastline
Hannah Georgas - For Evelyn
Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION Side B
B.A. Johnston - Gremlins III
Lisa LeBlanc - Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Klô Pelgag - L'Étoile thoracique
Peter Peter - Noir Éden
Lido Pimienta - La Papessa
Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
The Sadies - Northern Passages
John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
The Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem
TUNS - TUNS
Leif Vollebekk - Twin Solitude                  
Weaves - Weaves
The Weeknd - Starboy
Charlotte Day Wilson – CDW

Au total, 188 albums ont été soumis par les 201 membres du jury au premier tour de vote.

Kathleen Edwards et Rolf Klausener du groupe The Acorn, tous deux des habitués du Polaris, se sont joints aux membres du jury Lana Gay et Erik Leijon pour dévoiler la longue liste. De plus, Philippe B a fait une apparition surprise afin d’offrir une prestation de quelques chansons de son album La grande nuit vidéo, nommé sur la longue liste 2017.

Les 10 albums de la courte liste seront annoncés le 13 juillet en direct sur la page Facebook de CBC Music. L’album gagnant sera déterminé au gala du Polaris qui aura lieu le 18 septembre au Carlu à Toronto. Celui-ci sera diffusé en direct sur CBCMusic.ca.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 est du 1er juin 2016 au 31 mai 2017. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala. Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

CBC Radio 2 présentera la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris aux émissions Radio 2 Morning et Radio 2 Drive. Suite au dévoilement de la longue liste le 13 juin, vous pourrez syntoniser Radio 2 Drive avec l’animatrice invitée Emma Godmere, à partir de 15h (15h30 NT), pour avoir un premier aperçu de quelques-uns des nommés de la longue liste. Le lendemain matin, le mercredi 14 juin dès 8h (8h30 NT), l’animatrice Raina Douris proposera un spécial d’une heure célébrant la longue liste à l’émission Radio 2 Morning. Écoutez les émissions en ligne ou trouvez votre fréquence locale de CBC Radio 2 au cbcmusic.ca/radio2, et visitez le cbcmusic.ca/polaris pour plus de couverture.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

À propos de Lixar IT
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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS ARE BACK WITH NEW SINGLE STILL THE ONE SET TO DEBUT ON JUNE 30

THE RETURN OF THE KINGS

BAND TO PERFORM SPECIAL INVITE-ONLY SHOW
IN TORONTO NEXT WEEK

FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM RETURN OF THE KINGS  OUT LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – June 13, 2017 – Drake, Sia, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Tina Turner, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt, Andra Day, Olly Murs, Rachel Platten, The Arkells, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, Andy Grammer. Just some of the notable names that members of The Philosopher Kings have written for or produced since their last album; an unprecedented acclaim for a Canadian group.

The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian music industry by storm with their infectious melodies, undeniable energy and a unique combination of pop and alternative rock. Now, the Kings are back with their brand new single, Still The One. Set for release on June 30th, the track will appear on the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, Return of The Kings, which is due out later this year. The band will be performing a special invite-only show for media, friends and family, at the Mod Club in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 20th, to preview some of the new songs and old favourites. If you are a member of the media, please contact amanda@indoorrecess.com to RSVP.

The band’s recording career began with its self-titled debut in 1994, which spawned the hit single, Charms, with the album eventually earning Gold status in Canada. Winning a Juno Award in 1996 for Best New Group and landing on the U.S. Top 40 chart that same year with Charms, the band criss-crossed the country, becoming one of the most sought after and popular live acts on the circuit. Their commercial, critical and popular breakthrough occurred with the release of their second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful in 1997, which was certified Platinum.

A newlywed with hit records on the radio, bras being thrown on stage, and five diverse personalities telling me how to sing…” says front man Gerald Eaton. “It was a very overwhelming time in my life. I needed to step away to find the real Gerald Eaton. Everyone was burnt out.”

Fast forward to 2017, The Philosopher Kings have reunited with a renewed energy, revitalized focus – and brand new material. Fans of the band will get a chance to once again hear the eminently memorable, groove-infused songs that made them a live event favourite, including I Am the Man, Charms, Hurts to Love You, and Castles in the Sand, along with some new favourites.

As busy and fulfilled as they are with their individual careers, the call from fans to return to The Philosopher Kings fold could no longer be resisted and the band members are thrilled to be able to bring their songs, their superior showmanship and their high-octane, invigorating live shows to stages worldwide. “This is the best we’ve sounded,” said keyboardist, Jon Levine. The Kings are back.

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CKY DEBUT HEAD FOR A BREAKDOWN SINGLE EXCLUSIVELY VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

NEW LP THE PHOENIX OUT THIS
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017


2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

NOW ON TOUR IN CANADA

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2017 –  CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis) have debuted a third new single today titled Head For A Breakdown exclusively via Consequence Of SoundThis is the final song we'll hear from the band before the release of their new LP this Friday. The band released Replaceable a few weeks ago exclusively via SIRIUSXM's OCTANE channel, and Days Of Self Destruction (Feat. Brent Hinds) before that.

"Head for a Breakdown seemed to write itself," says vocalist, Chad I Ginsburg. “In a sense, it's a song about taking things too far when you darn right know it won't end well but you do it anyway. Go figure. The mid solo section is an epic break unlike any we have done in the past. Very proud of this song.”

In addition to all pre-orders now being live, all three tracks are also available as instant gratification tracks on  iTunes, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Replaceable and Days Of Self Destruction as an instant download. 

CKY will release The Phoenix on June 16, 2017 via eOne Music. The all new LP will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The cover art for The Phoenix was completed by chandelier maker and artist, Adam Wallacavage. The band commissioned Wallacavage to create a one of a kind piece for the cover.

CKY just finished a highly successful 13-show run of the UK, most of which were sold out. They are currently on a headline tour in Canada, and have tour dates booked all summer, highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, which will be the band's first time back on the tour since 2000. See a complete list of tour dates here.

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership, and musical and personal chemistry, by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY is: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

CANADIAN TOUR DATES
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

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HE IS LEGEND ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

SIGN TO SPINEFARM RECORDS AND
RELEASE NEW ALBUM few


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR OPENING TRACK AIR RAID

Toronto, ON – June 9, 2017 –
He Is Legend announce their Canadian tour today. The band will make stops in London, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa to share music from their fifth full-length offering, few, which was released on April 28th through Spinefarm Records. See below for a complete list of tour dates.

The communal faith belonging to a cadre of musicians, artists, and fans brought the collection to life. That’s why the album’s title, a nod to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s occult treasure, The Voice of the Silence, feels so cosmically apropos for the Wilmington, NC quartet — Schuylar Croom (vocals), Adam Tanbouz (lead guitar), Matty Williams (bass), and Denis Desloge (guitar). Have a look at the video for the album opener, Air Raid.

This is dedicated to the people who supported us through everything,” declares Croom. “I was inspired by the words of Helena Blavatsky. She’s basically the godmother of the occult, and she dedicated one of her books to the few. Basically, that means the few that follow the way. I thought it was very fitting for what we do. It took just a few artists and a few thousand of our fans to come through and say, ‘Fuck yeah, we want you to do another record.’ We left it up to them.

This time around, the guys produced few with Warrior Sound owner, Al Jacobs. They amplified every element of their signature style. Summoning ghosts of White Zombie, Soundgarden, and Nirvana, the riffs hit harder, the lyrics cut deeper, and the rhythms stick longer.

few takes flight on the hypnotic guitars and haunting harmonies; a barrage of distortion and percussion, unforgettable choruses and psychedelic elegance.

Completing the album, He Is Legend found the right partner for release in Spinefarm Records. Now, few are about to become many in 2017.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Air Raid
  2. Sand
  3. Beaufort
  4. Silent Gold
  5. Alley Cat
  6. Jordan
  7. Gold Dust
  8. Call Ins
  9. Eastern Locust
  10. Fritz the Dog
  11. The Vampyre
  12. The Garden

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
August 17, 2017 - London, ON – Rum Runners
August 18, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee's
August 19, 2017 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
August 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE

OUT JULY 28, 2017 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

PRE-ORDER NOW

THE GOLD PREMIERED VIA SIRIUS XM’S ALT NATION AND IS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – June 9, 2017 – Manchester Orchestra will release their new album, A Black Mile To The Surface, on July 28, 2017 via Loma Vista Recordings. First single, The Gold, premiered yesterday on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, and its accompanying video an evocative and surreal animated collage by directors Mike Dempsey and Johnny Chew can be seen here. A Black Mile To The Surface is available for pre-order now, with The Gold coming as an instant grat download with purchase: http://found.ee/MO_ABMTTSstore-r.

Always a band to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra have expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic, A Black Mile To The Surface. The album featuring production by Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner, Dan Hannon showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on singer/guitarist, Andy Hull, and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist Robert McDowell’s unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film, Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels).

“We’re a band that loves to use heavy, crunchy guitars,” says Hull. “We wondered how we could limit the use of that, so that when the guitars come in they can be creative and impactful. For Swiss Army Man we had to make seventy minutes of music with our hands tied behind our backs. When you’re creating all the sounds you need just from the human voice, it allows you to rethink what is possible, and determine what is really needed. We wanted to make an album in a ‘non-Manchester’ way if there is such a thing.”

Throughout recording A Black Mile to the Surface, Hull and McDowell, along with bandmates, Tim Very (drums) and Andy Prince (bass), opened up their collaborative process and pushed themselves to go against their first instincts at every turn. Lyrically, Hull found a new freedom in mirroring his personal experiences through fictional characters, examining the ultimately universal themes of family, shared history, hope, and valuing the time that we’re given.

A Black Mile to the Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It’s a reinvention of sorts, both musically and personally, and an evolution of the band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.

Read the full Manchester Orchestra bio here.

Listen to The Gold on Spotify here: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldSpotify-r

Listen to The Gold on Apple Music here: http://found.ee/MO_TheGoldApple-r

A Black Mile To The Surface Tracklisting:
1.The Maze
2.The Gold
3.The Moth
4.Lead, SD
5.The Alien
6.The Sunshine
7.The Grocery
8.The Wolf
9.The Mistake
10.The Parts
11.The Silence

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DAYSEEKER ​REVEALS NEW ALBUM DETAILS

SPINEFARM DEBUT
DREAMING IS SINKING /// WAKING IS RISING
OUT JULY 14

BAND PREMIERES NEW SONG + VIDEO FOR VULTURES AT
 ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 – Southern California's, DAYSEEKER, have revealed key details about their new album. The band's Spinefarm debut, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising, will drop on July 14. In advance of the album's release, the band has premiered the video for Vultures at Alternative Press. Watch and listen here.

"This song is not only the start of our album, but it's also written for our dear friend who was a victim of sexual assault," frontman, Rory Rodriguez, told AP. "This is a huge issue that we wanted to write about, not only to bring to light the trauma a person goes through when this happens, but to hopefully offer solace to those same people as well."

Regarding the album, Rodriguez furthered, "This album is our proudest work to date. From beginning to end, you will hear a full concept album following the journey of a man who has fallen into a deep coma and his long journey to escape the mental prison he finds himself in."

The album operates off an intricate concept: A man avenges the unspeakable crimes committed against his wife only to be bludgeoned into a coma. Locked in a vegetative state, changes erupt throughout his world, spanning the dissolution of his marriage and the death of his estranged mother. While his hospital bed doubles as a front row seat to the chaos, questions arise…Is any of this happening? Is it real? What does it mean?

Some of the answers may or may not be encoded within the 12 tracks comprising Dayseeker’s 2017 conceptual third full-length album, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising. Maintaining an inimitable and infectious intensity, the music represents a marked evolution for the Orange County group.

Dayseeker is: Rory Rodriguez [vocals], Shawn Yates [guitar], Gino Sgambelluri [guitar], Ramone Valerio [bass], and Mike Karle [drums]. 

DREAMING IS SINKING // WAKING IS RISING TRACK LISTING:
Dreaming is Sinking
Vultures
Cold, Dark Winter
Abandon
Sleep in the Sea pt. II
Six Feet Under
Hanging by a Thread
Desolate
Carved from Stone
Come Hell or High Water
Counterpart
Waking Is Rising

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SPINEFARM ADDS THREE NEW BANDS TO ITS ROSTER

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 – Spinefarm Records signs three new bands to their roster including Entheos, In Search of Sun and From Beyond.

Entheos, the metal quartet lauded for crafting technically masterful, conceptual music, have signed to Spinefarm. The band features one-time members of highly respected heavy bands, Animals as Leaders, The Faceless, and Scale The Summit, and they have shared the stage with Black Dahlia Murder, Veil of Maya and other metal heavyweights.

Entheos are currently working on their highly anticipated 2nd album, their Spinefarm debut, which is expected this fall. 

"We are excited to announce that we have signed with Spinefarm Records,” the band said. “After meeting and spending a little time with each person who works at the label, we can honestly say that not only are they some of the coolest, most down to earth people we have met in this industry. They truly believe in our vision for this band. We are proud to be a part of such an amazing team and roster of bands."

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London’s alt rockers, In Search Of Sun, have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records!  The band’s forthcoming album, Virgin Funk Mother, is now recorded, mixed and mastered, with Nolly Getgood from Periphery coming on board to handle the mix; this emotive, rousing, finely-crafted 11-tracker – featuring a guest appearance from Monuments guitarist John Browne on the song Bad Girl – will see a worldwide release later this year, preceded by singles, videos and on-the-road activity.

In Search Of Sun made their major festival debut in 2016 when they appeared at the UK’s legendary Download event, getting a great turn-out and response. Touring and gigging with the likes of Twelve Foot Ninja and Nothing More has helped to garner massive praise for both their energetic live performance and their dynamic sound, which refuses to play the genre game and can best be described as a “breath of fresh air.”  

Of the signing, the band said: "We are truly proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Spinefarm Records. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a great roster of bands, and we look forward to beginning this new chapter in our career alongside a team of passionate individuals who truly believe in our vision.”

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Austin’s From Beyond have signed to Candlelight/Spinefarm. With several EPs including a split with ASG in their repertoire, the band is ready to take things to the next level by linking up with the label and releasing their debut album this fall. With a tour history that includes gigs with The Sword, Purson, Truckfighters, and Saint Vitus, From Beyond make new fans and believers the minute they step on any stage. Blending thundering amplifier stacks and massive drums with synthesizers and effects, the band create something hauntingly familiar in unexplored sonic territory. Everything you love about horror and all things strange, dark, and heavy find their way into their music in a something-for-everyone approach that leaves no stone unturned, no matter how heavy. 

The band said, "From Beyond is so excited to announce its signing with Candelight Records. We can't wait for you all to hear what comes next."

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR DON’T NEED YOU: LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY

FEATURES FOOTAGE FROM FORTHCOMING DVD BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – LIVE FROM BRIXTON: CHAPTER TWO

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN TORONTO AND AT MONTEBELLO ROCK FEST

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 – Bullet For My Valentine have released an official live video clip for Don’t Need You, evidencing the pure fire (literally and figuratively) of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy in London, last December.

Following the monstrous success of their December 2016 UK tour – which saw Bullet For My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists all over the UK, in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, The Poison, from beginning to end – BFMV will release a very special multi-format summation of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous London Brixton Academy.

Titled, Bullet For My Valentine – Live From Brixton: Chapter Two, fans will now be able to experience the intensity of both Night One (December 9, 2016’s, career-spanning performance) and Night Two (December 10, 2016’s The Poison performance) via DVD, Blu-Ray, CD & Vinyl. Pre-orders are now live: https://bulletformyvalentine.pmstores.co. Full release details can be found below.

Lead singer, guitarist, Matt Tuck says, “Live at Brixton Chapter 2 marks the end of a massive 18 month global touring cycle, so to mark the success of Venom and to celebrate our debut album The Poison - we thought we'd capture both nights so that everyone could be a part of it. It was an incredible couple of nights at a venue that means so much to us, so make sure you grab a copy and enjoy the madness.”

Meanwhile, BFMV are the only international act to be nominated for Best Hard Rock Act at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards, coming up against Korn, Halestorm and In This Moment. Vote for Bullet For My Valentine HERE. The group has started to work on their new studio album, their first for Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records, and will be hitting the road for a run of tour dates in the summer, including stops at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, and at Montebello Rock Fest (full details below).

Bullet For My Valentine – Live From Brixton: Chapter Two:
Night One CD (career-spanning setlist)
Night Two CD (The Poison in its entirety setlist)
DVD (feat. both nights)
Blu-Ray (feat. both nights)
Triple disc Red Vinyl (Night Two only)

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 22 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
*Tickets here
June 23 – Montebello Rock Fest – Montebello, QC
August 19 – ELB RIOT Festival – Hamburg, Germany
August 21 – Moscow Stadium, Russia
August 23 – St Petersburg Kosmonavt Club, Russia
August 25 – Reload Festival - Sulingen, Germany

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ROYAL THUNDER PERFORMS AS PART OF NPR’S TINY DESK CONCERTS

OPENING FOR GHOST ON SELECT TOUR DATES
THIS SUMMER

NEW ALBUM WICK OUT NOW


“In an industry full of cookie-cutter sentiment, it's refreshing to find a band with the courage to wear their heart on their sleeve as boldly as they do on WICK.”
– Exclaim!

“Big, beautiful, brilliant – that’s enough good reasons to fall in love with this lot.”
– Kerrang!

"Royal Thunder could be the much-needed antidote to the blustery machismo that dominates active-rock radio." – Rolling Stone

"WICK is their least metallic effort to date—and arguably their best. It sounds as though the Atlanta four-piece has finally found their sound, after years of being pushed and prodded towards what other people thought they should be, and the end result is sublime." – Noisey

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017 –
Royal Thunder's critically praised Spinefarm Records debut, WICK, was released last month (April 7) to critical acclaim worldwide.  Royal Thunder will return to the road this summer supporting Ghost on select dates in the US. 

Earlier this month, the band visited the NPR Studios in Washington, DC to take part in the Tiny Desk Concerts.  Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host, Bob Boilen. Watch HERE as Royal Thunder plays stripped down, intimate versions of three songs from their latest release, WICK.

“WICK is different, a bigger jump as far as our sound goes, but it’s still us, it’s just the sound of Royal Thunder’s evolution,” comments guitarist, Josh Weaver. “Out of all of the albums, WICK was the hardest one to make,” continues frontwoman, Mlny Parsonz. “It was a fight, but to hear it now, to see it finished, is so gratifying. Finally it’s over, it’s amazing to be done with it. I’m looking at it, going you’re done, it’s over, go away.”

It’s 2017 and after making perhaps the toughest album of their career, Royal Thunder are coming out swinging.  The Atlanta based four-piece (Mlny Parsonz – bass/vocals, Josh Weaver – guitar, Evan Diprima – drums, Will Fiore – guitar), once memorably described as playing, “a revved-up Southern hard rock that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn," are, with WICK, reaching their tipping point. Following 2007’s self-titled EP (reissued four years later by Relapse Records), 2012’s CVI and 2015’s critically acclaimed Crooked Doors, Royal Thunder’s fourth release is an accumulation of shared experience, musical and otherwise, making art out of adversity and imbued with a new melodic succinctness that’s borne out of a band who’ve spent the last few years growing up together.

ROYAL THUNDER W/Ghost:
June 8 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
June 10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
June 14 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theater
July 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room of National Centre
July 14 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theater

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MICHAEL MONROE TO RELEASE OFFICIAL CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION THE BEST ON JUNE 9th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

29-TRACK, 2-CD RE-MASTERED SET FEATURES KEY COMPOSITIONS FROM MICHAEL’S 30-YEAR SOLO CAREER, PLUS BONUS CUTS & UNRELEASED SONGS

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2017 – In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on The Best – the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017 – set for release on June 9th via Spinefarm Records.

“This album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career, including four songs from the Little Steven-produced, Demolition 23, album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years, plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus tracks," comments Michael.

Icon, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, media personality, flamboyant force of nature and one of rock’s most celebrated and uber-kinetic front-men; Michael has been a name and a (much-photographed) face on the scene since 1979 when he played a central role in the formation of Hanoi Rocks – legendary Finnish glam-punk heroes who came within a rolling paper’s width of taking the world by glitter-storm.

Were it not for cruel and fickle fate, Hanoi – who disbanded for the first time in 1985, then finally in 2009 – might have ended up as an arena act; but whatever obstacles were thrust in their path, they were never less than the real deal, and major names like Guns N’ Roses were ready to acknowledge their influence and their worth (G N’ R would go on to issue the European Hanoi catalogue in the US via their Uzi Suicide imprint).

Over his three-decades-plus in the spotlight, Michael has befriended and performed with a whole host of artists and acts, including Guns N’ Roses and Slash, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Little Steven, Ian Hunter. The front-man has shared stages and studios with them all, but since that first break-up of Hanoi in the mid-’80s, he’s essentially been pursuing his own path, and it’s this solo activity that forms the basis of The Best – almost two hours worth of career-spanning music, re-mastered by Svante Forsback and sequenced by the great man himself.

As well as key, high-profile numbers such as Dead, Jail Or Rock ‘N’ Roll (from his second solo album, 1989’s, Not Fakin’ It, the promo clip for which features an onstage cameo from Axl Rose) and ’78 (from 2011’s Sensory Overdrive, voted Album Of The Year by Classic Rock magazine), this two-CD set also showcases some ‘from the vaults’ moments for collectors and completists, with bonus tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed to make the journey both scenic and surprising.

“There’s a couple of extra special tracks like It’s A Lie, sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985,” Michael continues, “and a never-before-released 2nd version of the Steppenwolf cover, Magic Carpet Ride, featuring Slash, left over from the Coneheads soundtrack project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since Slash has the biggest heart of gold in Rock‘n’Roll, he was kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless him!”

Two other previously unreleased songs are Fist Fulla Dynamite and Simpletown –  outakkes from the Blackout Stakes album (2015) – plus there’s the new single, One Foot Outta The Grave – an anthem of pure defiance – to bring things nicely up to date, showing Michael’s continued commitment to a genre (we’re talkin’ rock ‘n’ roll here, straight from the source!) he has both celebrated and driven forward with unbridled passion, energy and emotion, not to mention a natural front-cover flair.

So… 29 great and glorious tracks.  
A heady life in music.
Simply, The Best.

Tracklisting:

DISC 1
1. Dead Jail Or Rock N Roll
2. Man With No Eyes
3. It's A Lie (feat. Stiv Bators)
4. Nights Are So Long
5. Can’t Go Home Again
6. Nothin's Alright
7. Hammersmith Palais
8. You Crucified Me
9. Deadtime Stories
10. Where’s The Fire John?
11. Make It Go Away
12. Life Gets You Dirty
13. Self Destruction Blues
14. Stranded
15. Telephone Bill’s All Mine

DISC 2
1. Trick Of The Wrist
2. ’78
3. All You Need
4. Ballad Of The Lower East Side
5. Eighteen Angels
6. Stained Glass Heart
7. Old King’s Road
8. Goin’ Down With The Ship
9. Keep Your Eye On You
10. One Foot Outta The Grave
11. Fist Fulla Dynamite
12. Simpletown
13. Get On
14. Magic Carpet Ride (feat. Slash)

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FLOGGING MOLLY’S NEW ALBUM LIFE IS GOOD OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – June 5th, 2017 – “With its Irish frontman and its use of instruments like tin whistle alongside loud guitars, L.A.-based Flogging Molly is probably one of the most powerful Celtic punk bands there is, and its sixth studio full length—its first one in six years—proves they can still blaze.” That’s what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about the new Flogging Molly album,  LIFE IS GOOD, which is out now via Vanguard Records, and available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, PledgeMusic and FloggingMolly.com.  Limited edition coloured vinyl is available at independent music retailers.  Click here for a list of local record stores.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck) and recorded in Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD is a strikingly powerful album filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment. Over the course of the past several weeks, the band has been previewing select tracks from the album, teaming with Brooklyn Vegan for the premiere of Welcome To Adamstown, Billboard for the debut of The Guns of Jericho, and Consequence of Sound for The Days We’ve Yet To Meet. They also released Reptiles (We Woke Up) (click here to watch the lyric video) and The Hand of John L. Sullivan (lyric video here).

The band played an album release show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Friday, June 2nd, and wrapped the North American leg of their international headlining tour at The Fillmore in Detroit on Saturday, June 3rd, which included a Canadian run with shows in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.  Flogging Molly made one final stop at the Bunbury Music Festival on Sunday, June 4th, before headlining overseas. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Watch Dave King’s one-on-one interview on AOL’S Build, and check out Flogging Molly’s PASTE session here.

Founded in Los Angeles, Flogging Molly has long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems with a fierce blend of raucous punk/rock and traditional Irish music.  LIFE IS GOOD is the band’s first studio album in six years, following 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness, which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200.

2017 LIFE IS GOOD EUROPEAN TOUR:
June 16th - Stockholm, Sweden - Grona Lund
June 17th - Copenhagen, Denmark - Komos Festival
June 21st - Zagreb, Croatia - In Music Festival
June 23rd - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
June 24th - Neuhausen Ob eck, Germany - Southside Festival
June 25th - Strasbourg, France - Artefact Festival
June 27th - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz Manchester
June 28th - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
June 29th - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
July 1st - Wurzburg, Germany - Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd - Athens, Greece - Rockwave Festival
July 4th - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
July 5th - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
July 8th - Heerlen, Netherlands - Parkcity Live Festival
July 10th - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
July 11th - Sesto San Giovanni, Italy - Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 12th - Genoa, Italy - Ex-Convento Dell'Annunziata
July 14th - Dresden, Germany - Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th - Berlin, Germany - Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 23rd - Hamburg, Germany - Volkspark w/Volbeat
August 26th - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken w/Volbeat
August 30th - Thun, Switzerland - Stockhorn Arena w/Volbeat
September 1st - Graz, Austria - Messe Graz w/Volbeat
September 3rd - Schweinfurt, Germany - Willy Sachs Stadion w/Volbeat
September 5th - Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Strijp-S w/Volbeat

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SUPER NEWS FOR PJ MASKS FANS! PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO TO HIT THE ROAD IN FIRST-EVER LIVE THEATRICAL TOUR ACROSS CANADA

NEW LIVE-ACTION ADVENTURE BRINGS ENTERTAINMENT ONE’S HIT ANIMATED TV SERIES TO LIFE – ON STAGE – IN OVER 60 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2017

Toronto, ON – June 5, 2017 – Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017, with nation-wide dates in Canada from October through December. Exclusive pre-sales begin Tuesday, June 6, at 10am EDT, with the general public on-sale starting Friday, June 9, at 10am EDT. Tickets for shows in Toronto and Kitchener are now on sale, and are available to puchase here.

The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

The PJ Masks live show marks a new partnership between the Entertainment One Music and Entertainment One Family teams, as well as with stage show producer and promoter, Round Room Presents.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with eOne to bring a live version of the series to PJ Masks fans throughout the U.S. and Canada for the first time,” said Stephen Shaw, CEO of Round Room Presents and Lead Producer for the live tour. “PJ Masks is an amazing brand that transfers naturally to the live stage, and we can’t wait to delight audiences with this fun and exciting new show.”

See below for tour dates and locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.pjmaskslive.com.

2017 CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Tuesday, October 10 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre – Tickets: http://bit.ly/2rgANVa
Wednesday, October 11 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square – Tickets: http://bit.ly/2rRw8vQ
Thursday, December 7 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Saturday, December 9 – Prince George, AB – CN Centre
Sunday, December 10 – Grand Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
Monday, December 11 – Edmonton, AB - Windspear
Tuesday, December 12 – Calgary, AB – Southern Jubilee
Friday, December 15 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Theatre
Sunday, December 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre                  

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com 

About Round Room Presents

Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently the Executive Producers for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit. www.roundroompresents.com

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MEGATIVE SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS

BROOKLYN-BASED COLLECTIVE MEGATIVE SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS

FEATURES TIM FLETCHER OF THE STILLS,
GUS VAN GO, LIKE MINDS, AND SCREECHY DAN

RELEASES NEW SINGLE MORE TIME
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – June 2, 2017 –
Brooklyn-based collective, MEGATIVE (Tim Fletcher of The Stills, Gus Van Go, Like Minds, and Screechy Dan) is creating a dark and deep subterranean dub, heavily influenced by the sounds that came out of the UK punk and reggae scene of the late 70’s. Today, they announce their signing to Last Gang Records, and release their debut single, More Time. The track premiered this past Sunday on CBC’s The Strombo Show, and the official music video was premiered yesterday by Exclaim.ca. MEGATIVE will be performing on September 9, with more dates to be announced, while an album for the group is due for release later in 2017 through Last Gang Records.

Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX and swirling sirens straight out of Massive Attack’s sound-system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world. Tim Fletcher’s (The Stills), vocals channel the haunting, cool detachment of a young Terry Hall (The Specials) and fuse with the moody subs generated by Gus Van Go (Arkells, Whitehorse, Wintersleep) – of cult-Montreal punk ensemble, Me, Mom & Morgentaler – who has gone from frontman in his own right, to become a much-sought-after, decorated producer in the contemporary independent scene. Together, these longtime fellow conspirators have been plotting the birth of MEGATIVE for many years. The pair then got together with NYC production duo, Like Minds, and Brooklyn-via-Jamaica MC, Screechy Dan (Ruff Entry Crew), and started making songs, for themselves. 

MEGATIVE was formed by myself and Gus Van, who's love of The Clash and The Specials, UK punk, reggae, and dub was always a reference point and barometer for us,” says Fletcher about the collective. “With Gus busy with a production career, and me busy with various musical projects (The Stills, Voizes), we spent years discussing how we would one day assemble a group that would bring together all of these influences into a new setting, in a way that would transcend people's ideas about what such music should be like. Sounds that are relevant, themes that are relevant, dark, dystopian, apocalyptic soundscapes and moods are drawn out of these influences.”

The video for More Time was shot on 16mm film by director Sean Cartwright in various NYC locations where the band was playing and hanging out. The song is about denial, greed, fear of death, and the fear of introspection.

MEGATIVE Upcoming Dates:
September 9 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl Fest
** More TBA


Stay tuned for more coming from MEGATIVE this summer!

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About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. http://www.lastgang.com / http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.

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CKY DEBUT REPLACEABLE SINGLE EXCLUSIVELY VIA LOUDWIRE

NEW LP THE PHOENIX DUE OUT JUNE 16, 2017

2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

CANADIAN TOUR BEGINS JUNE 4 IN QUEBEC CITY

Toronto, ON – June 2, 2017 –  American rock act, CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis), have debuted another brand new single today titled Replaceable, exclusively via LOUDWIRE. This is the second new song from the band’s forthcoming LP, The Phoenix, which is due out June 16, 2017 via eOne Music. The band released Days Of Self Destruction (Feat. Brent Hinds) last month, which can be streamed here.

"Replaceable is a rockin’ track. Fucking solid," says guitarist / vocalist Chad I Ginsburg. "I would  say it is generally about anyone that gets in your way, holds you back, or slows your potential with their own blatant insecurity, fears or sickness." 

In addition to all pre-orders now being live, both tracks are also available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Replaceable and Days Of Self Destruction as an instant download. 

Ginsburg continues, "Individuals that you are ultimately and knowingly covering for as they selfishly sabotage you. And then realizing how much better you can be without any losers or life suckers as obstacles. Rock n roll power.  Onward. Strength from within." 

The Phoenix will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly-regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The band have tour dates booked all summer highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000. CKY just finished a highly successful 13-show run of the UK, most of which were sold out. The band is currently heading to Canada for ten shows from Quebec all the way to Vancouver. See below for a list of tour dates.

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership, and musical and personal chemistry, by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY is: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

TOUR DATES
June 4 Quebec City, QC L'Anti
June 5 Ottawa, ON Babylon
June 6 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
June 8 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canadian Night Club
June 9 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
June 10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
June 11 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Event Centre
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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JOHNSON CROOK SET TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH RECORD ​THE ALBUM ON AUGUST 4th

SHARE NEW TRACK HARDWIRED

Toronto, ON – June 2, 2017 – Fresh on heels of their harmony-rich roots-rock self-titled EP, Johnson Crook is thrilled to announce the release of their debut full-length record, aptly titled, The Album. Set for release on August 4th via Coalition Music, the album encapsulates a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after the members’ first encounter. Have a listen to the new track, Hardwired, and get a download of the track when you sign up for the band’s mailing list.

The group is also gearing up to release a video for their bluesy rock-and-roll track, Canada To Heartbreak, just in time for Canada’s 150th. To celebrate the release, fans can send the band their Canadian travel photos for a chance to win special prizes, while a grand prize winner will be selected, by fan vote, from the band’s top three picks. Submission details can be found here – the deadline is June 5th.

From the moment the members of Johnson Crook played together, they knew they not only had harmony in their voices, but a deep personal connection that made the idea of forming a group a foregone conclusion. What the quartet shares is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound.

The band comments: "This album is a collection of 12 songs (whittled down from 25), written over the past 3 years – with themes ranging from love, heartache, longing and self-discovery. It was primarily recorded ‘live off the floor’ as it was important to us that the recording reflected the energy and passion of our live show. We are really proud of the results and have to give big thanks to our producer Bill Bell. He was a true mentor and musical partner who helped us bring our vision to life.”

The album was produced by Bill Bell (Justin Nozuka, Tom Cochrane) and recorded at Metalworks Studios. Bell also introduced the band to his good friend and bandmate, Tom Cochrane. After a late-night jam session, Tom took a particular liking to one of Johnson Crook's songs, Mr. Nobody, and agreed to be a guest vocalist on the track for the band’s record.

It’s almost impossible not to feel a connection to Johnson Crook’s music after first hearing it. Audiences across Canada can attest to that as well, something the band acknowledges has been crucial to their development. Expect to see the band in your town at some point in the wake of the album release. Every stop brings with it a story that could become a new song, and as a group founded on the principles of equality, Johnson Crook’s creative potential is limitless.

Johnson Crook is Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals).

TRACKLISTING:
1. Minnedosa
2. Mining For Freedom
3. Call Me Home
4. Mr. Nobody (feat. Tom Cochrane)
5. Feel Some Love
6. Old Crow
7. Down The River
8. Hardwired
9. Old School Rock & Roll
10. Shadows
11. Canada To Heartbreak
12. Desert Rose

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 17 – Burlington, ON – Sound of Music Festival
July 1 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin Countryfest
July 6 – Cavendish, PE – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser County Fair
August 4 – Minnedosa, MB – Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa
August 6 – Springwater, ON – Kempenfest
August 16 – Nestor Falls, ON – Moose & Fiddle Music Festival

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PROPHETS OF RAGE TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15

PREPARE TO UNFUCK THE WORLD

REVOLUTIONARY MUSICIANS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SHARE LEAD TRACK TODAY

PROPHETS OF RAGE: TOM MORELLO, TIM COMMERFORD, BRAD WILK, CHUCK D, B-REAL and DJ LORD SET TO RELEASE THEIR EXPLOSIVE, SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15TH

POLITICALLY CHARGED LEAD TRACK UNFUCK THE WORLD PREMIERES TODAY

BLISTERING MICHAEL MOORE DIRECTED VIDEO UNVEILED TODAY VIA VEVO

COMMANDING 12-SONG SET PRODUCED BY BRENDAN O’BRIEN ALSO FEATURES ALBUM ART BY SHEPARD FAIREY

Toronto, ON – June 1, 2017 – Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord will release their self-titled, debut album September 15th, 2017 on Fantasy Records.  The album’s bold cover art was designed by iconic street artist, Shepard Fairey.

Today, the groundbreaking musicians shared the LP’s politically charged lead track Unfuck The World, with a blistering Michael Moore directed video via VEVO. “I am thrilled to once again be working with my old friends and comrades in the struggle for a just world,” said Moore. “Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment. This music video is our collective battle cry against those who seek to harm the innocent and the powerless. I am proud to have directed this video and I ask all who see it do their part to unfuck this world. ALL HANDS ON DECK!” Watch the video here.

Prophets Of Rage came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm, wherever it may lead. Fresh off the road and riled up following last summer’s highly successful MAKE AMERICA RAGE AGAIN tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. Holed up with longtime Rage collaborator, producer Brendan O’Brien, the band fused the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work, into an inventive and compelling new musical statement, completing the album’s twelve tracks in just over a month of recording. Prophets Of Rage quickly became as much a shared experience between its members as it was a call-to-action for the world at large.

The sessions created a new space for growth and progression, whether with the incorporation of DJ Lord’s turntablist elements or B-Real tackling broader subjects, such as homelessness on the song Living On The 110. “When we first got together, we were playing songs from our catalogue, but we were also playing new grooves, with everyone improvising. And that felt really good,” Wilk remembers. “Soon there was a language that all of us speak.” “We went on tour and got good as a band,” Commerford added. “We’re making music in the way that bands made music back in the day.

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. “There were rhythms before there were words,” Morello observes. “Music has both the ability to reflect and transform the times. There’s a long history of that, from slave spirituals, to ‘We Shall Overcome,’ to the Sex Pistols.” Woven into the bands DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”

As the band states clearly at the end of the thought provoking and compelling new video, “The world’s not going to change itself, that’s up to you.”

Prophets Of Rage will take their message of activism and grass-roots change across the world this year with dates internationally and in the U.S.  More dates will be announced soon.

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR:

June 3  Rock Im Park Festival - Nuremburg, Germany 
June 4  Rock Am Ring Festival - Vulkaneifel, Germany 
June 5  Pinkpop Festival - Landgraaf, Holland 
June 7  Zitadelle - Berlin, Germany 
June 9  Download Festival - Donington Park, United Kingdom
June 11 Download Festival - Paris, France 
June 13 O2 Academy Brixton - London, United Kingdom
June 15 Festi’neuch Festival - Neuchatel, Switzerland
June 16 Nova Rock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria 
June 18 Hellfest Festival - Clisson, France 
June 20 Rockhal - Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
June 22 Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark 
June 24 Download Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark 
June 25 Firenze Rocks - Florence, Italy 
June 26 Zagreb Rockfest-SRC Salata - Zagreb, Croatia 
June 29 Rock Werchter Festival - Werchter, Belgium 
June 30 Open’er Festival - Gdynia, Poland 
July 1  Bravalla Festival - Norrkoping, Sweden 
Sept 15-17 Riot Fest - Douglas Park, Chicago, IL 
Oct. 1 Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
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Listen to Unfuck The World on Spotify and Apple Music.
Watch Unfuck The World on VEVO.

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NATALIE MACMASTER AND DONNELL LEAHY BRING BRAND NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL TO ONTARIO

GREENBRIDGE CELTIC FOLK FEST
TO TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 25 & 26

ALL AGES FESTIVAL IN KEENE, ON
CELEBRATES CANADA 150


NATALIE MACMASTER, DONNELL LEAHY, RHONDA VINCENT, DERVISH, THE DOUBLE CUTS, NEXT GENERATION LEAHY, EVANS & DOHERTY, NATALIE MACMASTER’S CAPE BRETON JAM BAND, DAVID RANKIN AND THE GAELIC COLLEGE

WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Toronto, ON – May 29, 2017 – In celebration of Canada 150, a new music festival will be coming to Ontario! The Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest will bring Cape Breton and Irish roots into the spotlight on August 25th and 26th. Organized by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the festival aims to be an authentic event, blending cultural experiences from Cape Breton and Ireland, as well as showcasing local fares and attractions to guests of all ages. The festival is part of the Canada 150 Passport program, and tickets can be purchased here.

After years of performing at festivals around the world, Leahy and MacMaster want to bring an event to Canada that will truly celebrate their musical culture, specifically from their Cape Breton and Irish backgrounds.

“Roots music feeds the soul,” comments MacMaster. “For me, coming from Cape Breton and seeing how plentiful it is there, I want that for this area and feel compelled to bring it to the people here. What an awesome weekend of talent and culture we will have, hand-picked by Donnell and myself from our many musical friends!”

The Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest will be a fun-filled, immersive event, where attendees can use the festival as the cornerstone of their summer vacation. With numerous camp-grounds available nearby, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to turn the weekend into a family getaway. Local campground information can be found here. In addition to the musical performances, the festival will include an educational aspect, with workshops geared towards teaching children, and adults alike, about fiddling, cultural practices, and other exciting lessons that will be run by MacMaster, Donnell, and other performing acts from Cape Breton, Ireland, and across Canada.

The festival will feature performances by Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Rhonda Vincent, Dervish, The Double Cuts, Next Generation Leahy, Evans & Doherty, Natalie MacMaster’s Cape Breton Jam Band, and David Rankin And The Gaelic College, with more to be announced soon.

Stay tuned for more announcements about the festival and get ready to celebrate Canada’s Celtic roots this summer!

Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
2097 Heritage Line, Keene, ON
Friday, August 25 – Doors @ 2pm / Performances @ 5pm
Saturday, August 26 – Doors @ 10am / Performances @ 1pm
All Ages
Tickets: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1486601
Two-day Adult passes: $100
Two-day Teen passes (13-18 yrs.): $50
Limited single-day tickets to be available in the coming weeks:
Friday Adult: $60
Friday Teen: $30
Saturday Adult: $75
Saturday Teen: $37.50
Children 12 and under: free

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GEORGE THOROGOOD TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER SOLO ALBUM TITLED PARTY OF ONE VIA ROUNDER RECORDS ON AUGUST 4

NEW COLLECTION FEATURES 15 SOLO RECORDINGS OF GEORGE’S RAW AND STRIPPED DOWN PERFORMANCES OF TRADITIONAL BLUES, CLASSICS AND MODERN BLUES SONGS; BONUS RECORDING OF DYNAFLOW BLUES AVAILABLE ON CD ONLY

PARTY OF ONE FEATURES JOHN LEE HOOKER’S ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER; HANK WILLIAMS’ PICTURES FROM LIFE’S OTHER SIDE; THE ROLLING STONES’ NO EXPECTATIONS, AND MORE

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATE IN ONTARIO AT CASINO RAMA

Toronto, ON – May 26, 2017 – Rounder Records announces the first-ever solo album release from legendary guitarist/vocalist, George Thorogood, titled Party Of One, which will be available worldwide on August 4, both digitally and at retail stores. The album will feature 15 cuts of traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer to Hank Williams’ Pictures From Life’s Other Side and The Rolling Stones’ No Expectations. The CD version of the album will also include a Robert Johnson bonus track, Dynaflow Blues. Check out album preview HERE.

Party Of One was produced by Grammy-winner, Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan), who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of Thorogood’s biggest albums to date (Ride ‘Til I Die, The Hard Stuff, The Dirty Dozen). The album’s primarily acoustic instrumentation – including slide, Dobro, and harmonica – is performed entirely by Thorogood, raw and stripped down, with an intimate one-on-one feel.

Says Thorogood: “I think this is a project that’s long overdue. Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. After playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice.” Thorogood continues, “But I think Destroyers fans – and hardcore blues fans, too – are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I’ve always said, ‘Just give them what you are, and they’re either going to dig it or not.’ This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be.”

Party Of One is Thorogood’s return to Rounder Records, the roots label with which he first signed in 1976 to record the three hit albums that launched his recording career, beginning with his debut, George Thorogood And The Destroyers. Says Rounder co-founder, Ken Irwin: “George’s coming back is a nice completing of the circle. This record shows his talent as a storyteller in a very different setting, with all the emotion in his guitar and vocals. It’s a really intimate record, but it’s unmistakably a George Thorogood record, too.” 

Co-founder Marian Levy adds, “You’d think it would be almost impossible to recapture, but there’s immediacy to this record that harks back to the radicalism of the early Destroyers. In many ways, I think this record is a summation of George’s career.”

Rounder Music Group Vice President of A&R, Scott Billington, also the album’s executive producer, says: “This wasn’t an easy record for George to make. He had to viscerally reconnect with a time in his life when he was discovering who he was. But as you listen to these songs, you realize that he is, and always has been, an authentic blues player. This album is George Thorogood claiming his legacy.”

Over the course of the last four decades, George Thorogood, with his longtime legendary band, The Destroyers, has sold more than 15 million albums, released 16 studio albums – including six gold and two platinum discs – and performed more than 8,000 live shows. George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ catalog of hits include: Who Do You Love?, I Drink Alone, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Move It On Over, Get A Haircut, and the anthemic, Bad To The Bone.

On the album, Thorogood delivers the full spectrum of modern blues masters. The set list for Party Of One includes:

I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man (Robert Johnson)
Soft Spot (Gary Nicholson and Allen Shamblin)
Tallahassee Women (John Hammond Jr.)
Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon)
Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker)
No Expectations (The Rolling Stones)
Bad News (Johnny Cash)
Down The Highway (Bob Dylan)
Got To Move (Elmore James)
Born With The Blues (Brownie McGhee)
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
The Hookers (If You Miss ‘Im…I got ‘Im) (John Lee Hooker) 
Pictures From Life’s Other Side (Hank Williams)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (John Lee Hooker)*
Dynaflow Blues (Robert Johnson); bonus track available on CD version only
*Recorded in 1999 on Rockline and dedicated to the memory of host Bob Coburn.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
June 1 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama

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POLARIS AND LIXAR PARTNER FOR LONG LIST AND LIVE PODCAST EVENT IN OTTAWA

Toronto, ON – Friday, May 26, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, have partnered with Lixar to present the Long List and the first-ever live Polaris Podcast episode.

Taking place on June 13 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa at 7pm, this special edition of the Polaris Podcast will feature a roundtable selection of Polaris jurors as well as special guests. They’ll be tasked with discussing the freshly unveiled 40 album 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List, which is being revealed earlier that day at the National Arts Centre.

Participating jurors and artists will be announced closer to the event. The event is free and open to the public.

"Music is more than just the backdrop to our day to day,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO. "It's what inspires us to create, innovate, and connect. We're thrilled to partner with the Polaris Music Prize, who honour the artists that speak to Canadians and the world at large."

“In Lixar, we are very excited to have a partner that believes in the integrity of the Polaris process, and are true fans of the records that emerge from that process. They are strong believers in music and community, and their support of the Long List and this event are evidence of that support,” said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.

The Polaris Music Prize will announce its 10 album 2017 Short List on July 13. The winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize will be determined at the Polaris Gala taking place September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto. CBC Music will stream the gala live.

About Lixar IT
Lixar drives mobile connected ecosystems and data-rich tech innovation; developing mobile platforms and solutions for enterprise-level clients in air, automotive and telecommunications. Lixar creates next-gen mobile, data science, IoT, and cloud technology and is proud to work with partners such as NASCAR, Microsoft and Allegiant Air to name a few. www.lixar.com @LixarIT

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Lixar IT: 
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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LE POLARIS ET LIXAR S’UNISSENT POUR LE DÉVOILEMENT DE LA LONGUE LISTE ET PRÉSENTE UN PODCAST EN DIRECT D’OTTAWA

Toronto, ON – Vendredi 26 mai 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, s’est joint à Lixar pour présenter le tout premier épisode du podcast Polaris en direct. L’événement aura lieu le 13 juin au Centre national des Arts (CNA) à Ottawa à 19h. Cette édition spéciale du podcast Polaris présentera une table ronde avec quelques membres du jury ainsi que des invités spéciaux. Ils auront la tâche de discuter de la longue liste des 40 albums du Prix de musique Polaris 2017, fraîchement dévoilée plus tôt dans la journée au Centre national des Arts.

« Chez Lixar, la musique est plus qu’une toile de fond; c'est ce qui nous inspire à créer, innover et connecter entre nous. Nous sommes ravis de nous associer au Prix de musique Polaris qui honore les artistes qui inspirent non seulement les Canadiens, mais le monde entier », a déclaré Bill Syrros, PDG de Lixar.

« Nous sommes heureux d’avoir trouvé en Lixar un partenaire qui croit en l’intégrité du processus de sélection du Polaris, et qui est véritablement enthousiaste à l’égard des albums qui émergent dudit processus. Ils croient vraiment au médium qu’est la musique et à la communauté qui l’entoure, et leur soutien envers la longue liste et cet événement en est la preuve, » nous dit Steve Jordan, fondateur et directeur exécutif du Prix de musique Polaris.

Le Prix de musique Polaris dévoilera les 10 albums de la courte liste 2017 le 13 juillet. Le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2017 sera déterminé lors du gala Polaris qui aura lieu le 18 septembre au Carlu à Toronto. CBC Music diffuseront le gala en direct sur le web.

À propos de Lixar IT
Lixar gère des écosystèmes connectés via mobile et des technologies novatrices riches en données. Lixar développe des plateformes mobiles et des solutions pour des entreprises oeuvrant dans les domaines du transport aérien et automobile, et des télécommunications, et offre à ses partenaires une pertinence en temps réel grâce à la connectivité. Lixar crée la technologie du futur pour le mobile, la science des données, l'IoT et l’infonuagique, en plus d’être un fier partenaire technologique de NASCAR, Microsoft et Allegiant Airlines, pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns. lixar.com @LixarIT

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Lixar IT:
Shelley Fraser
613-720-9498
sfraser@lixar.com

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AMAARA TO RELEASE DEBUT EP BLACK MOON ON JUNE 22

WATCH THE STUNNING VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK AND HAVE A LISTEN TO DREAMCATCHER FOR A TASTE OF THE NEW MUSIC

Toronto, ON – May 23, 2017 – AMAARA is the Ethereal Pop music and multi-media project of Kaelen Ohm. A musician, actor and award winning filmmaker, Ohm began AMAARA as a basement project in between tours as a guitarist and singer for Canadian band, Reuben and The Dark. Today, AMAARA shares the news of her forthcoming debut EP, Black Moon, set for release on June 22nd. For a taste of what is to come, have a look at the stunning video for the title track, and listen to new song, Dreamcatcher.

The six-track EP features guest appearances by Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene, L.A. Guitarist/Producer Joel Shearer, and Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer Shawn Everett. Recorded at OCL Studios in Calgary and at The Banff Centre, as well as pieces in Ohm’s basement in Calgary and Shearer’s home in Topanga Canyon, L.A., Ohm calls the album a practice in creative self-trust. 

It was time for me to birth something musically that came from deep within my heart without too much outside influence or without doing something too specific. I learned a lot making this EP though in some ways I feel I’ve already personally outgrown it and am ready to do something new and different.

The title track and My Ocean were performed solely by Ohm aside from guest cello appearance by Clea Anaïs of Raleigh on My Ocean. With explosive orchestral drums, soaring synths and haunting vocals, the songs on Black Moon explore themes of womanhood, water, connection to the cosmos and the journey through the dark side of the mind. 

Black Moon EP Tracklisting:

  1. All the Stars Have Fallen Now
  2. Black Moon
  3. Dreamcatcher
  4. My Ocean
  5. Blue 
  6. Woman

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodi useurs privés du Canada.

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POKEY LAFARGE'S MANIC REVELATIONS OUT TODAY ON ROUNDER RECORDS

EXTENSIVE SUMMER TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – May 19, 2017 – Pokey LaFarge’s new album, Manic Revelations, is out today on Rounder Records (iTunes and Amazon).

In celebration of the release, LaFarge and his longtime band will embark on an extensive summer tour with special guests Lillie Mae and Kelsey Waldon. Performances include a special album release show at St. Louis’ The Pageant this Saturday, May 20 as well as stops at Chicago’s Metro, Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade and Philadelphia’s World Café Live. See below for complete details.

Recorded in LaFarge’s hometown of St. Louis, Manic Revelations features 10 new original songs and was produced by the Southside Collective—LaFarge, Joey Glynn (bass), Ryan Koenig (harmonica, guitjo, electric guitar), Adam Hoskins (electric guitar), Matt Meyer (drums, percussion), Luc Klein (trumpet, euphonium, piano, glockenspiel), Alec Spiegelman (saxophone, piano, tubax, organ, clarinet, flute), David Beeman (tambourine, stylophone, guitar, organ)—along with additional production by Tony Hoffer.

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says LaFarge. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” He continues, “This album is about confronting yourself. It’s about confronting your city, its relation with the world, and all its people”.

Since his debut in 2006, LaFarge has released seven studio albums, including his most recent, 2015’s Something In The Water. Of the album, American Songwriter proclaimed, immensely enjoyable…the sheer joy of these performances is contagious,” while The Guardian described it as, …a spirited attempt to keep American roots musiccountry blues, early jazz, ragtime and western swingalive.” Additionally, surrounding the album’s release, LaFarge was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. Listen to the full interview with Terry Gross here.

Praise for Manic Revelations:

Here’s one retro-rocker who lives in the present. Pokey LaFarge sings like an old rockabilly shouter, and his backup on this song includes old-fashioned soul horns. But listen to the lyrics, which are about a race riot after a police shooting, trying to understand what happened and is happening. It’s like an explanation of now, delivered in an ancient language.”The New York Times

“The gleeful insouciance of LaFarge’s music is darn near impossible to resist.”
Los Angeles Times

“Modern troubadour Pokey LaFarge has an old-time band, out-of-time sounds and themes both ageless and current on Manic Revelations.”Associated Press

Unfaltering rhythm, optimistic gospel-pop melody and bright pops of brass contrast with his pointed observations about race relations and police violence in America.”—Rolling Stone

“…he presents this pensive but powerful weapon of a song in the form of a lively music video…Watch the video, then continue soaking up the words of LaFarge, who turned this flashpoint in American history into an earnest message of social consciousness that should make more than a few audiences stand up and cheer.”HuffPost

“For Manic Revelations, he’s taking his sound in slightly more modern directions. The recording is more polished, and the songs are fleshed out by a bold horn section that sooner recalls soul music (or the E Street Band) than old timey folk.”Brooklyn Vegan

Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience… Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs.”KCMP’s The Current

“The band’s performances sound so infectious in fact, one gets the sense that Pokey has the poise and personality to give someone like Bruno Mars a good run for his money.”
Paste Magazine

“an album of careful reinvention and gradual evolution”
American Songwriter

“The track is just the sort of refreshing breeze we could all use in these harsh days, blowing in on shambling guitars and sighing horns.”Consequence of Sound

“Manic Revelations is LaFarge’s finest album to date, moving the songwriter’s sound into a new, surprising, R&B territory.”
Riverfront Times

TOUR DATES:
May 20—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
June 14—Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater#
June 15—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue*
June 16—Chicago, IL—Metro*
June 17—Detroit, MI—Magic Stick*
June 18—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme*
June 21—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue*
June 22—Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge*
June 23—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle 2017 @ RiversEdge Amphitheater
June 24—Owensboro, KY—ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival 
June 25—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle*
June 28—Louisville, KY—WFPK Waterfront Wednesday†
June 30—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
July 1—Pittsburgh, PA—The Rex Theatre
July 2—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
July 6—Ottawa, ON—RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

July 7—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground‡
July 8—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair‡ 
July 12—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
July 13—Brooklyn, NY— Rough Trade NYC‡
July 14—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live Downstairs‡
July 15—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
July 16— Mt. Solon, VA—Red Wing Roots Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park
August 4—Wichita, KS—Wichita Vortex Music Festival§
September 23—Muncie, IN—Muncie Three Trails Music Series
September 23-24—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
September 29-October 1—Columbia, MO—Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
*with special guest Lillie Mae
†appearing with Robyn Hitchcock, Carly Johnson
‡with special guest Kelsey Waldon
§appearing with Dwight Yoakam 

www.pokeylafarge.net

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ONLY YOURS RELEASE NEW SONG WAITING

TRACK PREMIERES WITH THE STROMBO SHOW
AND EXCLAIM.CA

BAND TO PERFORM IN TORONTO ON JUNE 14th
WITH THE REVIVALISTS

“…an unabashedly '80s-esque synth-pop jam with a chorus that's begging for listeners to get up and dance.” – Exclaim.ca

Toronto, ON – May 15, 2017 – Only Yours is excited to share their next new track with listeners – Waiting. The song had its broadcast premiere last Sunday exclusively with The Strombo Show, and saw its online premiere that week on Exclaim.ca. The track was also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Music Now, Indie All Stars, and on the band’s own curated Summer Playlist. Waiting is available everywhere including on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. The group will return to the Toronto stage on June 14th – after sold out headline shows at Silver Dollar, The Baby G, and The Drake – where they will perform at The Opera House with The Revivalists.

Waiting follows up the band’s lead single, Living For The Moment, which Indie Current dubbed “indie-pop perfection” and the band's debut single, Different, which hit over 100K Spotify streams in its first 2 weeks and was included on various playlists such as Trending Now, Hipster Radio, Indie All Stars Discover Weekly, Release Radar, Indie Radar, and more.

The Toronto-based indie-pop outfit, led by songwriter, Lowell Sostomi, was originally conceived as an avenue for Sostomi and Kyle Watt to explore their interest in more experimental electronic music following the dissolution of an earlier project, but over time was reshaped as Sostomi’s songwriting instinct came to the fore. As the band evolved, Sostomi and Watt recruited bassist, Devon Henderson, and drummer, Shaun Hogan, to forge a sound at once anthemic and introspective – informed by an attention to textural detail born from their early experimentations, but rooted in Sostomi's traditional songwriting sensibilities without being too tightly tethered to the past. The group effortlessly combines anthemic, melodic choruses with clean, crisp studio tones, late 70s production values and hard-hitting rhythm sections. Their self-titled EP was released on October 14, 2016 (via Pirates Blend). 

Only Yours @ The Opera House
Wednesday, June 14
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1458094
GA $24.50 + S/C
19+

“At the pinnacle of the 80s pop music Renaissance, Only Yours have taken a page out of the books of the greats like as Tears for Tears and Gary Jules. ‘Different’, aptly put, is a refreshing take on the synth-lead pop genre.”Indie88

“’Edge of my Dreams’ offers us a deeper dive into the sound of this relatively new band: vintage synths and flowing keys — textures that enrich lead singer Lowell Sostomi's voice, making the track come together really well.”CBC

"’Different’ is all hooks, a bold chorus, and a glistening verse that arrives with a bittersweet flair...it's an oft replicated mixture, but one rarely completed with such applomb, as with this rising Canadian quartet.”Clash

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About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

About DAIS:
DAIS is an artist driven multi-disciplinary creative studio located in the heart of Toronto. We develop, steward and propel talent. Our partnership with BellMedia gives us unequalled access to the largest television, radio, mobile and digital platforms in Canada. Multiple international partnerships bring our stories to the world. www.dais.ca

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SEETHER'S POISON THE PARISH OUT TODAY

BAND CURRENTLY TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW ALBUM

Toronto, ON – May 12, 2017 – SEETHER (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals; John Humphrey, drums) have released their new album, Poison the Parish, today through Morgan's newly launched Canine Riot Records via Concord.

Poison the Parish was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the first album produced entirely by Morgan.  The band’s seventh full length LP, Poison the Parish displays a newfound ferocity and resolve resulting in one of the heaviest and most emotionally pure efforts of Seether's illustrious career.

Lead single, Let You Down, quickly climbed up the rock radio charts upon release, currently sitting at #2 and gaining every week.  Previously, the band also shared the guttural, Stoke the Fire, which debuted via Revolver, as well as Nothing Left, which premiered with an exclusive Q+A at Billboard. Another epic new track, Count Me Out, was released last week, which Loudwire praised as having "cascading, crushing rhythms" and offering "a taste of Seether’s true aggression."

Poison the Parish has been garnering some of the strongest accolades of the band's career. Revolver proclaimed, "In a time when it's easy to tune out all the monotonous rock, Seether's Poison the Parish proves the South African outfit still grooves, crushes and rocks harder than all," while Alternative Press noted that the songs are a "return to the darker and heavier style of music that Seether built their name upon." Additionally, All Axess wrote, "Listen to what passes for 'alternative' in 2017, and you won’t find one song that sticks with the emotional heft and staying power of Seether.”

Seether is currently on the first leg of the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and festival appearances throughout the spring and summer. Every ticket purchase comes with a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Additionally, a portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country, and the band's partner on the Rise Above Fest. 2017’s Rise Above Fest headliners include Seether, Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more. For more info about the festival, visit: www.riseabovefest.com.

BUY POISON THE PARISH:

Apple Music Deluxe
iTunes Deluxe
Amazon Physical
Amazon Digital

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SEETHER ON TOUR:
5/14 — Boston, MA — House of Blues - Boston**
5/16 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall**
5/17 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theatre**
5/19 — Pittsburgh, PA— Stage AE**
5/20 — Columbus, OH —Rock on the Range 2017 at Columbus Crew Stadium*
5/22 — Grand Rapids, MI — Monroe Live**
5/24 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/25 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/27 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium**
5/28 — Pryor, OK — Rocklahoma*
6/1 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House***
6/2 — Portland, OR —Waterfront — RoZone Stage /KFBW Radio Show*
6/3 — Seattle, WA — 2nd  Annual Crazy Beverage Bash at Showbox SoDo*
6/5 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore***
6/6 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues***
6/7 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre***
6/10 — Saint Louis, MO —The Pageant***
6/11 — South Bend, IN — WRBR /The Bear's Big Growl Six*
7/15 — Bridgeview, IL — Chicago Open Air at Toyota Park*
7/16 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^
7/18 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart's^
7/19 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues ^
7/22 — Bangor, ME — Rise Above Fest at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion*
7/24 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/25 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/27 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore^
7/29 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues - Myrtle Beach^
7/30 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah's Cherokee Event Center^
8/1 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom^
8/2 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre^
8/4 — Saint Paul, MN — The Myth^
8/5 — Milwaukee, WI — The Eagles Ballroom^
8/6 — Peoria, IL — Limelight^
8/8 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre^
8/9 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District^
8/11 — Glendive MT — Dawson County Fairgrounds ^
8/14 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theatre^
8/16 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion^
8/17 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues^
8/19 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre^
8/20 — Houston, TX — House of Blues^

*Festival Date
**Featuring Letters From the Fire + Kaleido
***Featuring Through Fire + Kaleido
^Featuring Letters From the Fire + Big Story

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PUP, TANYA TAGAQ, DANIEL CAESAR AND SAFIA NOLIN TO PLAY LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE ON JULY 1

TORONTO, ON – Friday, May 12, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, is going to London, England. 

More specifically, 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, 2016 Short Listers PUP and 2016 Long List nominees Daniel Caesar and Safia Nolin will be going to London to perform at historic Trafalgar Square on Saturday, July 1 as part of a special Canada Day celebration in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom. 

The live performances will cap off a day of activities, food and fun in the very heart of the U.K.’s capital. It is open to the public and free.

“We were honoured to be asked to curate the musical performances for Canada Day in Trafalgar Square this year. Though this lineup is only a partial representation of the vastness of music brilliance represented by our history of nominees, we hope it successfully projects four very different but vital versions of the Canadian sound,” commented Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.

High Commissioner Janice Charette said: “We are thrilled to be working with Polaris to bring music that celebrates the creativity and diversity of Canada’s music scene today. We look forward to giving the Polaris artists a warm welcome here in London on this very special Canada Day.”

More about the acts playing Trafalgar Square:

PUP
The opportunity to see Toronto punk rock band PUP live is not something to be missed. As documented on the 2016 Polaris Short List-nominated album The Dream Is Over, due to health issues in the band their musical journey could end at any moment. Considering PUP also made the 2014 Polaris Long List with their self-titled debut album, even if they burn out there’s little chance of their musical legacy fading away. 

Tanya Tagaq
Hailing from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut in Canada’s far north, Tanya Tagaq’s avant-garde reimagining of traditional Inuit throat singing is spellbinding. A past Polaris Music Prize winner in 2014 for her album Animism, Tagaq has collaborated with the likes of Björk, Kronos Quartet and Mike Patton.

Daniel Caesar
A standard-bearer for the post-Drake, post-Weeknd Toronto music scene, Daniel Caesar has wooed both contemporary and classic R&B/soul fans alike with his signature single “Get You.” Caesar’s Pilgrim’s Paradise album made the Polaris Long List in 2016.

Safia Nolin
A funny thing happened when Quebec City-born outsider folk singer Safia Nolin released her debut album, Limoilou. It turns out there were a lot of people who identified with Nolin’s intensely personal songs, earning her a SOCAN Songwriting Prize for the song “Igloo” and a 2016 Polaris Long List nomination.

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About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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PUP, TANYA TAGAQ, DANIEL CAESAR ET SAFIA NOLIN EN CONCERT AU TRAFALGAR SQUARE À LONDRES LE 1ER JUILLET

TORONTO, ON – Vendredi 12 mai 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, s’envole pour l’Angleterre.

Plus spécifiquement, la gagnante du Prix de musique Polaris 2014 Tanya Tagaq, les nommés de la courte liste 2016 PUP et ceux de la longue liste 2016 Daniel Caesar et Safia Nolin se produiront au site historique Trafalgar Square le samedi 1er juillet, dans le cadre des célébrations de la journée du Canada en partenariat avec le Haut-commissariat du Canada au Royaume-Uni.

Les prestations clôtureront la journée remplie d’activités, de plaisir et de gastronomie ayant lieu au coeur de la capitale d’Angleterre. L’événement est gratuit et ouvert au public.

« Nous sommes honorés d’avoir eu le mandat de curateur pour les performances musicales de la journée du Canada au Trafalgar Square cette année. Bien que cette programmation ne représente qu’une infime partie de l’immense talent de l’ensemble des nommés du Prix de musique Polaris, nous espérons qu’elle reflète quatre versions très différentes, mais ô combien vitales du paysage musical canadien », commente Steve Jordan, Fondateur et directeur exécutif du Prix de musique Polaris.

La haute-commissaire Janice Charrette nous dit : « Nous sommes très heureux de travailler avec le Prix de musique Polaris pour présenter des prestations musicales qui célèbrent la créativité et la diversité de la scène musicale canadienne d’aujourd’hui. Nous avons très hâte d’accueillir les artistes chaleureusement ici, à Londres, en ce jour très spécial que sera la journée du Canada. »

Voici un peu plus d’informations sur les artistes qui se produiront au Trafalgar Square:

PUP
La chance de voir le groupe punk rock torontois PUP en prestation en est une inoubliable. Tel que documenté sur l'album nommé sur la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2016, The Dream Is Over, leur carrière musicale pourrait se terminer à tout moment en raison de problèmes de santé dans le groupe. Considérant que PUP a également été nommé sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2014 avec son premier album éponyme, il y a peu de chance que son héritage musical s'efface, même si le groupe fini par s’épuiser physiquement.

Tanya Tagaq
Issue de la baie de Cambridge au Nunavut, dans l'extrême nord du Canada, Tanya Tagaq réimagine le chant traditionnel de gorge inuit avec un avant-gardisme fascinant. Lauréate du Prix de musique Polaris 2014 pour son album Animism, Tagaq a collaboré avec Björk, le Kronos Quartet et Mike Patton, pour ne nommer que ceux-ci.

Daniel Caesar
Fier représentant de la scène musicale post-Drake, post-Weeknd à Toronto, Daniel Caesar a reçu des éloges à la fois des fans de R&B/soul contemporain et classique avec "Get You", son extrait unique en son genre. Son album Pilgrim's Paradise a été nommé sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2016.

Safia Nolin
Quelque chose de magique s'est produit lorsque la chanteuse folk originaire de Québec, Safia Nolin, a sorti son premier album, Limoilou. Des milliers de gens se sont identifiés à ses chansons très personnelles, ce qui lui a valu le Prix de la chanson SOCAN pour la pièce "Igloo" et une nomination sur la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2016.

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À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale.

À propos de CBCMusic.ca
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique l’accès à 60 stations de radio en ligne disponible sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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I PREVAIL PREMIERES LIVE VIDEO FOR COME AND GET IT

BAND PERFORMS TONIGHT IN TORONTO

"An example of everything right with post-hardcore" - OUTBURN (10 / 10)

"I Prevail have bolstered up a collection of 13 original tracks that will be on a constant loop in your head" - ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Toronto, ON – May 11, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan’s  I Prevail have premiered a live video for their song, Come And Get It, taken from their latest album, Lifelines, which has sold over 180,000 units worldwide to date, and is available on iTunes. The video gives fans a front-row seat to I Prevail's high-energy live shows in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Canadian fans will get to catch that energy tonight at the Opera House in Toronto. 

"We wrote this song as a shout out to all those people who had nothing good to say about I Prevail, but felt the need to say it anyway," says vocalist, Brian Burkheiser. "The video is our way of letting our fans share in the fun of an I Prevail show experience, without having to be there. This video is our way of celebrating the love of what we do, and the fans we do it with.  If you want it, COME GET AND IT.... "

I Prevail completed a busy 2016, having toured with Pierce The Veil, which added to the whirlwhind of excitement surrounding Lifelines' debut. The band is breaking records on sell outs on their Lifelines Headline tour in America and Australia while making a name for themselves at all of Rock's Biggest Festivals, including Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range. I Prevail have no intention of slowing down in 2017. I Prevail will be playing the Journey’s main stage all summer with the Van's Warped Tour. See a complete list of dates below.

Lifelines debuted at #3 on Alternative Albums, #4 Hard Music Albums, #5 Rock Albums and #9 Top Album, and follows the band's breakout, 2014 EP, Heart Vs Mind. The EP scored the band worldwide notoriety and mainstream media attention with the massively successful cover of Taylor Swift's Blank Space, which has since been certified Gold and streamed over 27 million times. I Prevail's unique blend of alternative rock and melodic hardcore is receiving rave reviews from critics, with Alternative Press naming Lifelines as one of the best debut albums of 2016 and the band's single, Stuck In Your Head, reaching #1 on SiriusXM Octane Radio. 

I PREVAIL TOUR DATES 
May 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

May 13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion*
May 14 - West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom 
May 15 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium 
May 17 - Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero 
May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hal
May 19 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range*
*Festival Dates

VANS WARPED TOUR 2017
June 16 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field North Lot
June 17 - Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fairgrounds
June 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
June 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds
June 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
June 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
June 25 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 27 - Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 28 - Metairie, LA @ Zephyr Field
June 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 30 - Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
July 1 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
July 2 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 4 - Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium
July 6 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 7 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 8 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
July 10 - Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 12 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 13 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC 
July 14 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion 
July 15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 20 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 21 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 22 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 23 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
July 26 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 27 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 28 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion 
July 29 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
July 30 - Houston, TX @ NRG Park - Main Street Lot 
August 1 - Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University (Athletic Field)
August 4 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 5 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
August 6 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

I PREVAIL - Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there's no turning back. I Prevail-Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar] -explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records]. I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the band's 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 100,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group's cover of Taylor Swift's Blank Space sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock Radio, and generated over 22 million views on YouTube and 17 million-plus Spotify streams (consistently remaining in the Top 10 of the platform's Viral Chart). The band would be nominated for "Breakthrough Band" at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and garner features from Billboard, Detroit Free Press, AXS, Loudwire, and many more. Everything has aligned and set the stage perfectly their debut full-length, Lifelines. In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop. Ultimately, Lifelines sees I Prevail take another big collective life step. Lifelines debuted at #3 on Alternative Albums, #4 Hard Music Albums, #5 Rock Albums, #9 Top Album, and #15 on the Billboard Top 200, with Alternative Press naming Lifelines one of the Best Debut albums of 2016. The band's single, Stuck In Your Head, reached #1 on SiriusXM Octane Radio.

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PIERCE THE VEIL ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES WITH RISE AGAINST

PERFORMING AT THE 2017 JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS IN JULY 2017

Toronto, ON – May 10th, 2017 –  Pierce The Veil will be heading out on tour this fall with hardcore punk legends, Rise Against. The tour will be starting in Abbotsford, BC on September 14th, and finishing in Asbury Park, NJ on October 6th. After the Canadian dates, the tour will start in the Midwest, and work its way to the Northeast and East coast (all dates posted below).

Two masters of merging energy and melody, Pierce The Veil and Rise Against will be joined by White Lung, who will be opening on all dates of the tour. General and VIP tickets are on sale now, and are available for purchase here.

Pierce The Veil is currently out headlining the Loudwire Presents We Will Detonate! Tour, with Sum 41, Emarosa, and Chapel until May 26th, which includes festival dates at Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma.

In addition, the band will be performing at the 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17th , where they have been nominated for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year for their fourth studio album, Misadventures.

Watch their newest music video for their hit track, Floral & Fading here, and check out the behind-the-scenes footage on the making of Floral & Fading here.

Pierce The Veil is Vic Fuentes (rhythm guitar, vocals), Jaime Preciado (bass), Tony Perry (guitar), and Mike Fuentes (drums).

We Will Detonate! Dates
* Pierce The Veil only
# Pierce The Veil and Sum 41 only
5/10 - Toms River, NJ @ Pine Belt Arena
5/12 - Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR’s Rockfest #
5/13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion #
5/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room/Old National Centre
5/16 - Portland, ME @ Aura
5/17 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/19 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range #
5/20 - St. Louis, MO @ 105.7 Point Fest *
5/22 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
5/23 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Event Center
5/25 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
5/26 - Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *


EU/UK Dates
6/2-4 - Wershofen, DE @ Rock Am Ring 
6/1 - Amsterdam, NL @ Power Fest 
6/14 - Nickelsdorf, AU @ Nova Rock
6/15 - Dornbirn, AU @ Conrad Sohm Summer Series 
6/17 - Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park 
6/18 - Berlin, DE @ MonsterbashNurnburg, DE @ Rock Im Park 
6/5 - Hamburg, DE @ Rawk Attack 
6/6 - Luxembourg, LU @ The A's Mayhem 
6/8 - Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
6/9 - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, FR @ Download Festival France 
6/10 - London, UK @ Download Festival 
6/12 - Lyon, FR @Longlive Rockfest 
6/13 - Milan, IT @ In.Fest

Pierce The Veil Tour Dates with Rise Against
* Pierce The Veil only
9/14 - Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
9/16 - Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
9/18 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
9/20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/21 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

9/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
9/24 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
9/26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/27 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
9/29 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
9/30 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom*
10/03 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/04 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
10/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/06 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage

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THE REVIVALISTS HIT #1 AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO WITH WISH I KNEW YOU

BREAKING NOW AT HOT AC FOLLOWING #1 ADULT ALTERNATIVE RADIO

SET NEW RECORD FOR MOST SINGLE-WEEK SPINS EVER AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO

FIRE INTO LIGHT TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 2ND
AMONGST SLEW OF SUMMER FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 

Praise for The Revivalists:

"The sweet, wistful Wish I Knew You encapsulates the band's varied strengths with brittle stabs of funk guitar, dub-influenced keys and colorful splashes of brass." - Rolling Stone 

"The Revivalists are drawing impressively large crowds..."Billboard 

"...the band keeps older forms of music like blues and R&B alive, but its spirited performance also recalls a gospel revival."NPR World Café 

"Men Amongst Mountains...melds genres ranging from Southern-tinged rock 'n' roll to blues and jazz." - Interview 

"...[with] musical influences that lean heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock 'n roll, The Revivalists have managed to craft a genre-hopping sound all their own...backed by a plethora of instrumental talent that's impossible to ignore..."Nylon

Toronto, ON – May 8th, 2017 – The Revivalists continue their incredible rise as hit single, Wish I Knew You, reaches #1 at Alternative Radio this week, and sets a new record for most single-week spins ever at the format. The song is also breaking now at Hot AC, and claimed the #1 spot at Adult Alternative Radio last Fall, spending 40 weeks on the chart and becoming the most played song behind The Lumineers’ Ophelia. First released in July 2015, Wish I Knew You has had a remarkable trajectory and a staying power rarely seen in music today. Featuring wistful lyrics, front man David Shaw’s unmistakable soulful rasp, an indelible melody and a mix of bluesy rock and Southern R&B swagger not usually heard at the Alternative format, it’s no wonder Wish I Knew You has catapulted the New Orleans seven-piece to major success, national TV appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowTODAY and Conan, and back-to-back sold out headlining tours.

After drawing a sea of fans for their explosive set on the main stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest this past weekend, The Revivalists will embark on a whirlwind summer of festival appearances and their Fire Into Light headlining tour, including a very special performance at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage on August 10th. See full routing below. For ticket info, please visit http://www.therevivalists.com.

Recognized as a stellar live band featuring pedal steel guitar, sax and trumpet, The Revivalists are praised for their eclectic Southern mix of jazz-funk grooves, blues rock grit, warm melodies and masterful musicianship. Listen to the band’s latest album, Men Amongst Mountains, (Washington Square Music/Concord) here.

The Revivalists are: David Shaw [lead vocals/guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard & trumpet].

THE REVIVALISTS 2017 TOUR DATES:
May 12 – Ardmore, PA @ The Ardmore Music Hall
May 13 –  Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 20 –  Carson, CA @ KROQ Weenie Roast - Stubhub Center- Tennis Stadium
June 2  –  Minden, WV @ Mountain Music Festival
June 10 – Russell Township, OH @ LaureLive
June 11– Charleston, SC @ Spoleto Festival
June 14  Toronto, ON @ Opera House
June 16  –  Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
June 17  – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
June 18  – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
June 22 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River
June 24 –  Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
June 25  –  Los Angeles, CA @ Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival
June 29 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
June 30–  Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 1 – Sioux City, IA @ Saturday in the Park
July 8 –  Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival
July 15 – Oakville, CA @ Robert Mondavi Winery
July 23  – Centre Hall, PA @ Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival
August 10 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
August 11– Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 15 – Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box
August 16 – Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box
August 19 –  Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 25  – Greenville, SC @ Greenville Zoo
August 26 –  Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Arrington, VA @ Lock’n Music Festival
September 3 – Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass
September 8 – Hamilton, OH @ David Shaw’s Big River Get Down*
September 9 – Hamilton, OH @ David Shaw’s Big River Get Down
September 14 –  Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 22 –  Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
September 24 –  Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival
October 6-8 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 13-15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

* David Shaw Solo Acoustic

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GOV'T MULE RELEASES NEW TRACK DREAMS & SONGS

PREMIERE VIA BILLBOARD.COM

NEW STUDIO ALBUM  REVOLUTION COME…REVOLUTION GO OUT JUNE 9TH ON FANTASY RECORDS

ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

SET TO PERFORM AT NYC’S CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE ON MAY 17TH AHEAD OF SUMMER TOUR – TICKETS ON SALE

“Stone Cold Rage [is] incendiary…it has the feel of a classic tune... - Rolling Stone

“[Dreams & Songs is] aching, soulful…” Billboard

“Gov’t Mule is an essential, iconic American band…[Revolution Come… Revolution Go] is as diverse and wide-ranging as anything Warren Haynes has recorded in his prolific career, making a strong statement that he is one of his generation’s best and most important guitarists.”Guitar World

"[Gov't Mule's] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft." – NPR

Toronto, ON – May 5, 2017 – Today, Gov't Mule, has released a brand new track, Dreams & Songs, from their anticipated 10th studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, out June 9th on Fantasy Records. Listen to the song here. The gorgeous tune, co-produced by Don Was and Warren Haynes, premiered via Billboard.com. It is a moving reflection on how the passing of time and life’s changes can move one further away from home, and beautifully captures the yearning to go back to that place, even if just through dreams and songs. Hazy guitar riffs drift over Haynes’ honeyed vocals accented with a soulful grit that adds an undeniable power to the track. Revolution Come… Revolution Go is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, PledgeMusic and Mule.net. With each order, fans will receive instant downloads of Dreams & Songs, as well as the two lead singles – the hard-charging rocker, Stone Cold Rage, and the simmering, Sarah, Surrender.

In celebration of Gov’t Mule’s first album in four years, the band will embark on the Revolution Come… Revolution Go Tour this summer. This will follow the band’s Come What May Tour this spring, kicking off with a headlining show at Central Park SummerStage on May 17th in New York City. See full routing below for all upcoming dates. For ticket info, please visit www.Mule.net.

Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go is Gov’t Mule’s most diverse album to date, and enriches their distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force. Dreams & Songs elegantly showcases the more personal side of the album, which also features timely lyrical commentary on the emotions that Americans are feeling in this divided political climate. The band began recording the album in Austin, TX, on Election Day in November 2016, with half the country poised for upset no matter the outcome. While Gov’t Mule’s storytelling has always been inspired in part by American struggles and experiences, Revolution Come… Revolution Go finds the band’s finger on the pulse of the tension and emotions felt across the country regardless of political affiliation. These lyrical observations are threaded together with a message of unity and a reminder that we are all in this together.

Gov’t Mule – GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend Warren Haynes [vocals, guitar], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – has galvanized a global fan base with their music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable.

Read Warren Haynes’ first interview about the record with Rolling Stone here, and watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the album.

Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:
May 17– New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^
May 19 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^
May 20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 27 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
May 28 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
June 29 – July 2 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
July 29 – Fort Smith, AR @ Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
August 1 – Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^^
August 3 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^^
August 4 – Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Car Stadium^^
August 5 – Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^^
August 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^^
August 8 – Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^^
August 9 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^^
August 10 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
August 11 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^^
August 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
August 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^^
August 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^^
August 17– Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^^
August 18 –  Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheater^^
August 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
August 22 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!##
August 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend##
August 25-27– Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
August 26 –  Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater##
August 27 –  Louisville, KY@ Iroquois Amphitheater##
September 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden

^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
^^ with Galactic
# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band
## with Blackberry Smoke

ABOUT GOV’T MULE & WARREN HAYNES: 
Gov't Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay amongst front man, Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov't Mule's vast reservoir of songs has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound. Celebrated as one of music’s most treasured storytellers, Gov’t Mule’s front man GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, Warren Haynes, is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, he has brought his artistry to three of the greatest live rock groups – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead.

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FLOGGING MOLLY PREMIERE WELCOME TO ADAMSTOWN VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM

LIFE IS GOOD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 2ND VIA VANGUARD RECORDS

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR HITS

PORTLAND, OREGON TONIGHT

Toronto, ON – May 5th, 2017 – Seminal Celtic punk rock band, FLOGGING MOLLY, have teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for the premiere of Welcome To Adamstown, the newest track off their highly anticipated upcoming album, LIFE IS GOOD, out June 2nd on Vanguard Records. Listen to the song here.

Welcome To Adamstown follows the recent release of Reptiles (We Woke Up), The Hand of John L. Sullivan,  and The Guns of Jericho.

All four songs are available as instant downloads when pre-ordering LIFE IS GOOD on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, PledgeMusic and FloggingMolly.com.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck) and recorded in Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD is a strikingly powerful album filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment. Welcome To Adamstown, for example, tells the story of Adamstown, a community that had been planned for west of Dublin, but was forced to come to a halt after Dublin was hit with a recession, and now remains only partially completed. “It had a huge negative connotation to it,” says Flogging Molly vocalist and songwriter, Dave King. “But now it’s starting to turn again, people are starting to move there, businesses are starting to open, and there is hope.” King further describes the song as “West Dublin meets East LA.”

Fans can catch the band playing an electrifying mix of new songs and classic hits on Flogging Molly’s international headlining tour, which kicked off last night in Oakland, CA, and hits Portland, OR tonight (see itinerary below). Ticket orders in select markets will include a digital download of the new album (upon release).  For additional ticket information, visit www.floggingmolly.com.

Founded in Los Angeles, Flogging Molly has long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems with a fierce blend of raucous punk/rock and traditional Irish music.  LIFE IS GOOD is the band’s first studio album in six years, following 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness, which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Flogging Molly is:  Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion).

Catch the band live on tour, and see complete itinerary below.

2017 ‘LIFE IS GOOD’ INTERNATIONAL TOUR:
The White Buffalo to support to support U.S. dates May 4-June 3 EXCEPT May 14 and May 16
May 5th – Portland, OR –Roseland Theater
May 6th – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
May 7th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 9th – Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
May 10th – Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
May 12th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 13th – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
May 14th – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium**
May 16th – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre**
May 18th – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
May 19th – Morgantown, VA – The Morgantown Ampitheater
May 20th – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 21st – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 23rd – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 24th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 26th –Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 27th –Portland, ME – State Theater
May 28th –Montreal, QC – Metropolis
May 30th – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

June 1st – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
June 2nd – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
June 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
June 2nd-4th – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival***
June 16th – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
June 17th –  Copenhagen, Denmark – Komos Festival
June 23rd –  Schussed, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 24th – Neuhausen Obeck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 25th –  Strasbourg, France – Artefact Festival
June 27th – Manchester, UK –  O2 Ritz Manchester
June 28th –  Birmingham, UK –  02 Institute
June 29th –  London, UK –  O2 Forum Kentish Town
July 1st –  Wurzburg, Germany – Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd – Athens, Greece –  Rockwave Festival
July 4th –  Paris, France – Le Bataclan
July 5th – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
July 8th – Heerlen, Netherlands – Parkcity Live Festival
July 10th – Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
July 11th – Sesto San Giovanni, Italy – Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 12th –  Genoa, Italy – Ex-Convento Dell’Annunziata
July 14th – Dresden, Germany –  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th –  Berlin, Germany –  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 23rd –   Hamburg, Germany –  Volkspark w/Volbeat
August 26th –  Copenhagen, Denmark –  Parken w/Volbeat
August 30th –  Thun, Switzerland –  Stockhorn Arena w/Volbeat
September 1st –  Graz, Austria –  Messe Graz w/Volbeat
September 3rd –  Schweinfurt, Germany –  Willy Sachs Stadion w/Volbeat
September 5th –  Eindhoven, The Netherland – Strijp-S w/Volbeat
** - shows w/o White Buffalo
*** - w/o White Buffalo and Dylan Walshe

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JOHNSON CROOK TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED EP ON MAY 5

EP STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT CANADIAN MUSICIAN

FOLLOW-UP FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DUE OUT
LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – May 3, 2017 – From the moment Toronto roots rock band Johnson Crook played together, they knew they not only had harmony in their voices, but a deep personal connection that made the idea of forming a group a foregone conclusion. What the quartet shares is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound. That special chemistry is heard on their self-titled debut EP, which is set for release this Friday (May 5). Out via Coalition Records, the EP will be followed by a full-length album later in 2017. Both encapsulate a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after that first encounter. Get an advance listen of the EP today exclusively at Canadian Musician.

The four songs on the EP showcase the energy and variety that you could expect from the band’s live show. From the anthemic, harmony rich first single, Minnedosa, to the bluesy rock-and-roll groove of Canada To Heartbreak, Johnson Crook offers up a Canadiana sentiment with a country swagger.

The self-titled EP was produced by Bill Bell (Justin Nozuka, Tom Cochrane) and recorded at Metalworks Studios. "We really took our time to get this right", singer and guitar player, Noel Johnson, mentions. "Bill did an amazing job capturing what we do live in a recording setting, which was number one for us". Bill Bell also introduced the band to his good friend and bandmate, Tom Cochrane. After a late-night jam session, Tom took a particular liking to one of Johnson Crook's songs, Mr. Nobody, and agreed to be a guest vocalist on the track for the band’s EP. "We are so grateful to have Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane on our debut EP", says Noel. "This EP is perfect for any Canadian road trip, and to have Tom join us on a song is icing on the cake! I mean, who hasn't taken a road trip with Life is a Highway as the soundtrack?"

Johnson Crook is Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals).

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CAT CLYDE SHARES CHIMES IN THE NIGHT VIA ZANE LOWE AND THE FADER

IVORY CASTANETS DUE MAY 5TH

ON CINEMATIC MUSIC GROUP

STREAM CHIMES IN THE NIGHT

"Visceral and untamed"Stereogum

"A musical force to be reckoned with" - Nylon 

"A slice of folk heaven"The 405

Toronto, ON – May 3rd, 2017 –  In anticipation of her debut album release, Ivory Castanets, due this Friday May 5th, Cat Clyde shares a new song, Chimes In The Night, which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms, along with Like A Wave and The Meadow. Check out Chimes In The Night here. See below for full details on Ivory Castanets, out this Friday on Cinematic Music Group.

Cat Clyde, is a brand-new artist out of Stratford, ON. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly, hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

It’s an old saying; time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it's a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

PRE-ORDER Ivory Castanets: http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

STREAM The Meadow: https://soundcloud.com/catclyde/themeadow

WATCH Mama Said: https://youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

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CADENCE WEAPON UNVEILS VIDEO FOR MY CREW (WOOOO)

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE ONLINE VIA THE FADER
AND ON MUCH MUSIC

Toronto, ON – May 3rd, 2017 – Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon (aka Roland “Rollie” Pemberton), shares his stunning, futuristic video for My Crew (Woooo) today, with an exclusive premiere online via The FADER, and broadcast on MuchMusic last night (Tuesday, May 2nd). Directed by Kevin Calero, and produced with the assistance of MuchFACT, the piece was shot in Montreal, and  reflects Cadence’s experiences living in the city with a fresh audio-visual aesthetic. Watch the video here, and listen to the song on all major streaming services.    

“When we first started working on this video, Kevin Calero and I talked about bringing back the feeling we used to get watching those late ‘90s Hype Williams videos, particularly the Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes ones,” Cadence says of the creative process. “I’ve always prided myself on having creative videos so working with someone like Kevin who shares a similarly innovative vision has been incredible. The scenes where I’m being shot into space were done with the same equipment used in the film Arrival. I was strapped up to a harness that was about 12 feet in the air and shot back with a slingshot-like device at high speed by a very chill operator dude.”

Through frenetic tongue-twisting verses that call out internet trolls and Camo pant-wearing cops, My Crew (Woooo) mirrors the energy of Montreal’s underground afterhours party scene, complete with hedonistic imagery and shout outs to his crew dwelling in the various neighbourhoods of the city. Cadence describes the song as “an anthem about unapologetically being who you want to be, no matter what anybody else thinks.”

“There’s a specific vibe to the city and the nightlife there that can sometimes be hard to articulate to those who have never been there,” Cadence says. “I’ve tried to channel that energy with this song and I think Kevin and the cast represented that independent spirit in the video perfectly.”

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He followed up this literary stint with 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, an album produced by Cadence recording live instruments and sampling them for his beats. The album was his second to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

With more music on the way, and many projects on the go, keep Cadence Weapon on your radar.

www.soundcloud.com/cadenceweapon

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 a division of Bell Media Inc. www.muchfact.ca

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

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CKY DEBUT DAYS OF SELF DESTRUCTION

SINGLE FEAT. BRENT HINDS  
EXCLUSIVELY VIA
ALTERNATIVE PRESS

NEW LP THE PHOENIX DUE OUT JUNE 16, 2017

2017 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
UK + CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – May 1st, 2017 –  American rock act, CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis), have debuted a brand new single today titled Days Of Self Destruction feat. Brent Hinds, exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. The track is the first bit of new music from the band since 2009.

"We're stoked to get a new album out after an 8 year hiatus," says drummer Jess Margera. "Days Of Self Destruction was the first song we recorded at Rancho De La Luna, featuring our buddy and all-around badass Brent Hinds!"

In addition to all pre-orders now being live, the track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Days Of Self Destruction as an instant download. 

The cover art for The Phoenix is also being revealed today. The band commissioned chandelier maker and artist, Adam Wallacavage, to create a one of a kind piece for the cover.

CKY will release The Phoenix on June 16, 2017 via eOne Music. The all new LP will be the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The band have tour dates booked all summer highlighted by a return to the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time returning to the Warped Tour since 2000. But first the band will head over to the UK to do a 13-show run, most of which are already sold out. This will be the first time the band has been back to the UK since 2009. CKY will then head to Canada for ten key shows from Quebec all the way to Vancouver. 

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership and musical and personal chemistry by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.” 

CKY are: Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

The Phoenix – Tracklist:
Replaceable
Days of Self Destruction
Unknown Enemy
Head For a Breakdown
The Other Ones
Wiping Off The Dead
Lies From You
Better Than Get Even

TOUR DATES
June 4 Quebec City, QC L'Anti
June 5 Ottawa, ON Babylon
June 6 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
June 8 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canadian Night Club
June 9 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
June 10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
June 11 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Event Centre
June 12 Edmonton, AB The Needle
June 13 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
June 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

About Entertainment One
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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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POKEY LAFARGE’S BETTER MAN THAN ME PREMIERES AT BILLBOARD

NEW ALBUM MANIC REVELATIONS OUT MAY 19
ON ROUNDER RECORDS

EXTENSIVE SUMMER TOUR CONFIRMED

“…A MAN WITH A VISION AND A PASSION FOR MUSIC
FROM WAY BEFORE HIS TIME.”

“POKEY LAFARGE…IS THE REAL DEAL.”

Toronto, ON – April 28, 2017 – Pokey LaFarge’s new song, Better Man Than Me, premiered yesterday at Billboard and can now be heard/shared HERE.

The song is from LaFarge’s anticipated new full-length album, Manic Revelations, which will be released May 19 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. Each digital pre-order includes an instant download of Better Man Than Me as well as the album’s lead track, Riot In The Streets.

Already receiving advance acclaim, KCMP’s The Current praises, “Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience…Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs,” while Rolling Stone asserts, “Unfaltering rhythm, optimistic gospel-pop melody and bright pops of brass contrast with his pointed observations about race relations and police violence in America.”

In celebration of the release, LaFarge and his longtime band will embark on an extensive summer tour with special guests Lillie Mae and Kelsey Waldon. Performances include a special album release show at St. Louis’ The Pageant on May 20 as well as stops at Chicago’s Metro, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade and Philadelphia’s World Café Live. See below for complete details.

Recorded in LaFarge’s hometown of St. Louis, Manic Revelations features 10 new original songs and was produced by the Southside Collective—LaFarge, Joey Glynn (bass), Ryan Koenig (harmonica, guitjo, electric guitar), Adam Hoskins (electric guitar), Matt Meyer (drums, percussion), Luc Klein (trumpet, euphonium, piano, glockenspiel), Alec Spiegelman (saxophone, piano, tubax, organ, clarinet, flute), David Beeman (tambourine, stylophone, guitar, organ)—along with additional production by Tony Hoffer.

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says LaFarge. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” He continues, “This album is about confronting yourself. It’s about confronting your city, its relation with the world, and all its people.”

Since his debut in 2006, LaFarge has released seven studio albums, including his most recent, 2015’s Something In The Water. Of the album, American Songwriter proclaims, “immensely enjoyable…the sheer joy of these performances is contagious,” while The Guardian declares it, “…a spirited attempt to keep American roots music—country blues, early jazz, ragtime and western swing—alive.” Additionally, surrounding the album’s release, LaFarge was featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Listen to the full interview with Terry Gross here.

In addition to his life as a musician, LaFarge recently made his acting debut on CMT’s new original series, Sun Records, playing celebrated country artist and songwriter Hank Snow. More information about the program can be found here.

TOUR DATES:
May 20—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
June 14—Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater#
June 15—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue*
June 16—Chicago, IL—Metro*
June 17—Detroit, MI—Magic Stick*
June 18—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme*
June 21—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue*
June 22—Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge*
June 23—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle 2017 @ RiversEdge
Amphitheater
June 24—Owensboro, KY—ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival 
June 25—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle*
June 28—Louisville, KY—WFPK Waterfront Wednesday†
June 30—Cleveland, OH—Beachland BallroomJuly 1—Pittsburgh, PA—The Rex Theatre
July 2—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
July 6—Ottawa, ON—RBC Blues Ottawa Festival

July 7—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground‡
July 8—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair‡ 
July 12—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
July 13—Brooklyn, NY— Rough Trade NYC‡
July 14—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live Downstairs‡
July 15—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
July 16— Mt. Solon, VA—Red Wing Roots Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park
August 4—Wichita, KS—Wichita Vortex Music Festival§
September 23—Muncie, IN—Muncie Three Trails Music Series
September 23-24—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
September 29-October 1—Columbia, MO—Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
*appearing with Drive-By Truckers
*with special guest Lillie Mae
†appearing with Robyn Hitchcock, Carly Johnson
‡with special guest Kelsey Waldon
§appearing with Dwight Yoakam 

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THE WILD! ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

HITTING THE ROAD WITH CKY IN JUNE

NEW ALBUM WILD AT HEART OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – April 28th, 2017 – Kelowna, BC rockers, The Wild!, have announced new Canadian tour dates. The band will tour through May and June to showcase their dynamic performance and tracks from sophomore release, Wild At Heart. The Wild! will begin their tour on May 6th in Halifax, NS at Live 105 Springfling 2017. Following, they will join Pennsylvania hard rock trio, CKY, on June 4th in Quebec City for an extensive cross-country run. See below for complete list of dates.  

The Wild!’s current single, Ready To Roll, recently reached Top 5 on the Canadian Active Rock Chart. Watch the riveting video for the track here, which was filmed in Okanagan, Canada near the band's home town of Kelowna, BC, by longtime video director, Stuey Kubrick. The band’s new single, Livin’ Free, will hit radio on May 15th.

The Wild! released Wild At Heart on February 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne), and is available for purchase now. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Dylan Villian, says, "This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I'm proud as hell of it and I can't wait for all of you to hear it. It's everything I wanted it to be."

Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart serves as the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for "God Damn Wild Boys," that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart is their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).

On vocals/lead guitar, Dylan Villain embodies all the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain's snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist Boozus. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times.

Kickin’ ass and keeping time is drummer, Reese Lightning. A beast with beats and everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out The Wild!'s lineup is “The Kid” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Young blood and zero fucks given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.

“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says Villain. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it, then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”

The Wild! pack a punch when it comes to their live set, so be sure to catch them while they’re on the road in Canada this summer!

TOUR DATES:
*
with CKY
May 6 – Halifax, NS – Alexander Keith’s Brewery - Live 105 Springfling 2017
May 20 – Cowichan Valley, BC – Laketown Music Festival
May 27 – Kelowna, BC – Konquer Motor
June 4 – Quebec City, QC – L'Anti*
June 5 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon*
June 6 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club*
June 8 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Canadian Night Club*
June 9 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks*
June 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre*
June 11 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Event Centre*
June 12 – Edmonton, AB – The Needle*
June 13 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub*

www.thewildrocknroll.com

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WONDERFUL WOMAN THE SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING CHUCK BERRY ALBUM PREMIERES AT THE NEW YORKER

FEATURES A GUEST PERFORMANCE FROM GARY CLARK JR.

NEW ALBUM CHUCK OUT JUNE 9 ON DUALTONE RECORDS

LISTEN TO WONDERFUL WOMAN HERE

Toronto, ON – April 27th, 2017 – Wonderful Woman, the second track from the forthcoming Chuck Berry album, CHUCK, premiered at The New Yorker. CHUCK is due out June 9th on Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company), and is the final album and first new music in nearly four decades from the founding rock and roll legend, who passed away last month at the age of 90. Wonderful Woman, which the New Yorker calls “freewheeling and rambunctious,” features special guest Gary Clark Jr. on guitar. Listen to the track here.

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, CHUCK is his first new album since 1979’s Rock It. It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (vocals, harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for 40 years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club.  In addition to Gary Clark Jr., the album includes guest performances from Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Following the release of first single, Big Boys, on March 22nd, early praise began pouring in for CHUCK. Rolling Stone said the album finds Berry “raging against the dying of the light, but in a vulnerable and tender way his earlier music had not prepared us for,” while The Guardian raved that CHUCK “proves the late rock’n’roller was brimming with energy until the very end.” Uncut remarked that “Berry has as much to say about life and death as Cash and Bowie and Cohen did on their final albums.”

More info on CHUCK: http://smarturl.it/CHUCK-CA

www.chuckberry.com  

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LITTLE DRAGON UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR CELEBRATE

ANNOUNCE NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM  SEASON HIGH
OUT NOW ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – April 27, 2017 – Little Dragon have unveiled a new video for Celebrate and announced new dates in their massive North American tour, including stops in New Haven, Cleveland, Montreal, Boston, Washington DC and New York City. These new tour dates go on-sale on tomorrow, Friday, April 28 (check locally for the time in your city). Full list below.

The Grammy-nominated electo-pop band released long-awaited new album Season High last Friday, April 14 (digital only) on Loma Vista Records (CD + LP in stores May 5). Season High was produced by Little Dragon, with co-production and mixing by James Ford, in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The band recently performed at KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic and you can read about their approach to balancing mainstream trends with timeless strengths in their recent features with The FADER and  Rolling Stone.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
4/27/17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
May 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
May 6 - Atlanta @ Shaky Beats Aftershow @ Masquerade
July 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
July 22 - Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
July 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
July 26 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
July 29 - Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
July 30 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
August 2 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
August 3-6 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 4-6 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
August 7 - Boston, MA @ Royale
August 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
August 11-13 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 29 - New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
August 31 - New York City, NY @ Apollo Theater
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

This group has never felt compelled to induce whiplash; in fact, their willingness to lay back and luxuriate presaged a wave of reflective, unhurried pop that remains trendy today. - Rolling Stone

"Season High, Little Dragon's latest triumph, is continued proof of how timeless this band can be." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Like its predecessors, their fifth full-length Season High purposefully avoids marquee guests and wild stylistic leaps in favor of cautiously controlled, luxury mood music." - Pitchfork

"With an evolved new collection of tracks that are both hot and smart, Little Dragon has set themselves further apart." - Under The Radar

"Season High is typical Little Dragon fare, and we mean that in the best way possible. This is perfect pre-summer music." - Pigeons & Planes

"Throwback synths welcome in the warm slice of alternative R&B, a track full of smooth, subtle low-end and snapping percussion. "High" is equal parts meditative and sensual..."  - Consequence of Sound

"Season High moves from slinky Prince pastiche to body-jacking house music, and it takes all of them with a smooth sense of assurance." - Stereogum

"This paean to loose trips and close touches is a reliable soundtrack to a narcotized Valentine's Day in with a main squeeze." - NPR

"beautiful dream-pop vocals from lead singer Yukimi Nagano, layered over slow-dance-appropriate electronic beats" - Paste Magazine

"Here's your new, woozy bedroom anthem. Press play and vibe out. This is music therapy at its most alleviating." - NYLON

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ALL THAT REMAINS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR MADNESS - NEW ALBUM OUT TOMORROW

ALL THAT REMAINS
UNVEILS IMPACTFUL VIDEO FOR
MADNESS
STARRING BENGHAZI VETERAN KRIS ‘TANTO’ PARONTO

MADNESS ALBUM OUT TOMORROW VIA RAZOR & TIE

Toronto, ON – April 27, 2017 –  Tomorrow (April 28) marks the release of hard rock juggernaut ALL THAT REMAINS’ highly-anticipated eighth studio album, MADNESS. The New England-based band will release their new opus, produced by Grammy nominated Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) via Razor & Tie. The material has already seen massive success, reaching #1 at metal radio with the first few singles, and nearing Top 10 in the US Active Rock chart – which can be heard in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Octane and Liquid Metal. Immediately following the release of MADNESS, All That Remains will kick off their US headlining Madness Tour, including select shows supporting Five Finger Death Punch, Korn and Motionless In White.

All That Remains vocalist and ex-Marine, Phil Labonte, has been outspoken on many current political and social issues and never shied away from using his voice in support of fellow veterans. The melodic, lyrically intense title track, Madness showcases the range of Labonte’s vocal ability, perfectly capturing the urgency he sees in our need to be more supportive of our veterans.

Today, the band has unveiled a powerful and emotional music video for the song, starring Army Ranger, Benghazi veteran, and speaker, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto.  Paronto is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has been deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.  Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours.

The Madness video will offer a helping hand to veterans through its support of two vital organizations – Paronto’s The 14th Hour Foundation, and The Boot Campaign. Labonte couldn’t be more thrilled with the video and partnerships, sharing, We are excited to present the video for Madness. With the help of our friend, Kris Paronto we hope to call attention to the veteran community and the effects of Post Traumatic Stress. There are places you can call if you need someone to talk to. Reach out to the community and you'll find the shoulder you need.”

Watch this special video message from Phil Labonte & Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto: https://youtu.be/FNNch6NmfbE

ABOUT THE 14TH HOUR FOUNDATION:  The 14th Hour Foundation was founded by Kris Paronto or “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles. Tanto knows firsthand that the greatest needs of our fine heroes often occur in the months and years following their mission or fight – in their “14th Hour”.  The 14th Hour Foundation is committed to raising and dispersing funds to help the lives and futures of Veterans, Military Contractor Personnel and First Responders that have served and sacrificed to protect the American Homeland. Proceeds from this charitable fund provide assistance in the form of Honor Grants for those unexpected everyday life events that other government programs may not cover. These may include: utility bills, help with rent, vehicle repair, burial costs and help with college tuition. Additionally, the 14th Hour Foundation partners with other veteran organizations to increase awareness of veteran-related issues and to provide for veteran support services.  Administrative overheads are kept very low so more donation dollars go to those needing assistance.

ABOUT THE BOOT CAMPAIGN: Established in 2009, Boot Campaign began as a photo project and quickly evolved into a more proactive way for Americans to show their patriotism. Charitable donations were gathered and made through a donor advised fund until 2011, when Boot Campaign became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Boot Campaign is dedicated to promoting patriotism for America and our military community; raising awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. Retail sales of combat boots, apparel and mission-focused merchandise, along with general public donations and corporate sponsorships fund programs that support military families. These efforts extend to all generations of military personnel who endure significant physical, emotional and circumstantial hardships resulting from their service and sacrifice.

Pre-order All That Remains Madness album:
iTunes: geni.us/atrmadness
Merch bundles: allthatremainsonline.com
Amazon: geni.us/madnessamz
Google Play: geni.us/madnessgp

All That Remains Tour Dates:
4/29 - Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/30 – Fort Rock Festival – Fort Meyers, FL
5/2 – The Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA
5/3 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/4 – The Stage on Bay – Savannah, GA
5/6 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5/7 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD w/Korn
5/8 – Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
5/9 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/ 11 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
5/12 – Q and Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
5/13 – The Forge – Joliet, IL w/ Motionless In White
5/14 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO w/Korn
5/16 – Gas Monkey Bar ‘n Grill – Dallas, TX
5/17 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX w/ Five Finger Death Punch
5/19 – The Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
5/21 – The Concourse at the International – Knoxville, TN
5/23 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
5/24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
5/25 – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall – Wantagh, NY
6/11 – Big Growl Six – South Bend, IN
6/16 – Loudwire Live – Flint, MI
6/22 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH w/ Killswitch Engage
6/23 – Rockfest – Montebello, QC
6/24 – Mountain Park – Holyoke, MA w/ Killswitch Engage
7/14 – Ink in the Clink – Mansfield, OH
7/23 – Rise Above Fest – Bangor, ME
8/19 – Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
8/20 – Moonstock Festival – Carterville, IL

All That Remains online:
allthatremainsonline.com
www.facebook.com/allthatremains
twitter.com/atrhq
www.instagram.com/allthatremains
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/allthatremains

Stream new All That Remains here:
Madness: geni.us/madnessspotify
Safe House: geni.us/safehousespotify
Halo: geni.us/halospotify
Louder: geni.us/louderspotify

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IVORY HOURS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM DREAMWORLD ON JUNE 10

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2017 – Fusing alternative rock with a modern pop aesthetic, Toronto’s Ivory Hours is a group defined by their resistance to convention – their melodies are massive but ethereal; their anthems soaring, yet intimate. Formed in 2012 by songwriter, Luke Roes, the band’s sound has come full circle, building on their 2015 debut album, Morning Light, and commercial radio debut, Warpaint. Now, the group is thrilled to share their sophomore full-length offering, Dreamworld, on June 10th. Pre-order Dreamworld here.

Transforming their art-rock beginnings into a farther-reaching ethos, the album represents a new era, juxtaposing synthesizers and monolithic hooks with walls of guitar and fuzzed out bass. Simultaneously ambitious and resolute, the new album proves that Ivory Hours is a band you shouldn’t sleep on. Roes’ words on Dreamworld are honest and insightful – whether he’s penning treatises on modern love (Invincible), feminist anthems (Shadow Kids) or delving deeper, musing on ideas of divinity and shared enlightenment in a post religious age (Dreamworld).

As bird songs and street noise flutter and swell, a voice flows through the cascading soundscape, singing “we’re living in a dreamworld, so don’t forget it.” It’s a call to arms, a battle cry for introspection that sets the tone for Dreamworld.

Dreamworld Tracklisting:
1. Dreamworld                                                                                 
2. Shadow Kids                                                         
3. Only One
4. Blindsided
5. Skeleton
6. Hide and Seek
7. Limbo
8. Invincible
9. You
10. Play Me

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 19 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall (CMW)
May 5 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
May 12 – Guelph, ON – Ebar
May 13 – Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
June 9 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern 
June 10 – London, ON – London Music Hall 

Ivory Hours is: Luke Roes, Chris Levesque and Thomas Perquin

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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RECMOB - NEW VIDEO APP LAUNCES TODAY

APP AIMS TO RECLAIM THE SOCIAL SPACE AND PUT THE POWER BACK IN THE HANDS OF USERS

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2017 – The current social media space is not representative of who we are but rather, how we want the world to see us. This thought gives way to the abundance of highly produced, cluttered content and the recent proliferation of fake news which has resulted in a lack of trust within this space. The social space used to be a place to share authentic stories, free from intimidation and post-production.

Today, a new video app launches – RecMob – a video-only, raw counter-culture social platform aimed at reclaiming this space, capturing real life in real time. RecMob is an alternative to the fake, manufactured, manicured social space dominating society. Have a glimpse at RecMob here.

“We believe RecMob has the ability to bring real meaning and dialogue back into people's’ lives,” comments Raine Maida, Founder. “We are a growing movement of citizens who are Fed Up With Fake.”

By using the unique RecMob lens, users are provided with the same resources to create a single-shot, black and white screen that records up to 60 seconds. Through this lens RecMob unifies its citizens, allowing them to share their true selves. This app democratizes the way we share, bringing the attention back to the story as opposed to the image. Additionally, RecMob helps to discourage ‘trolls’, and encourage conversation, by re-inventing the comment section – to comment on RecMob content, users must record a reply video, putting their face or voice to their statement; limiting unconstructive and malicious discussions.

The launch will be celebrated with a moderated talk with Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot) at the Soho House in Toronto, on April 21st, followed by an event in partnership with not-for-profit, Dudebox, on April 22nd. Please see below for details.

"It’s time to create your alternative media resources,” says Tolokonnikova. “It’s much more pleasurable to live in truth than to live in lies."

RecMob is reclaiming the social space, allowing for meaningful and authentic storytelling, while putting the power back in the hands of its users.

Join the MOB:
iOs: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/record-mob/id1033322726
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.recordmob

Soho House Talk, with Nadya Tolokonnikova​ (Pussy Riot)
Friday, April 21
6:00-7:00pm
192 Adelaide St W, Toronto

RecMob Launch Party, in partnership with Dudebox
Featuring special guest DJ sets by Nadya Tolokonnikova, along with Dudebox veteran DJs
Saturday, April 22
10:00pm
500 Keele St, Toronto
In lieu of a cover charge, RecMob will be making a donation to Zona Prava and Inner Development Project – attendees can gain access to the event by showing they have downloaded RecMob on their devices

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SEETHER UNVEIL NOTHING LEFT AT BILLBOARD

NEW ALBUM POISON THE PARISH OUT MAY 12TH

BAND TO EMBARK ON WORLD TOUR THIS SPRING

Toronto, ON – April 17, 2017 – SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals; John Humphrey, drums) have shared a new track called Nothing Left from their upcoming album Poison the Parish, due out May 12th, 2017 through Morgan's new Canine Riot Records via Concord Music Group.

Listen to Billboard’s exclusive track premiere of Nothing Left and read the Shaun Morgan Q&A here.  Fans can also listen to Let You Down via Spotify here.

Poison the Parish was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and marks the first album produced in its entirety by front man Morgan.  Among the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of the Seether’s illustrious career, the new album embodies the band’s newfound ferocity and resolve.  "In a time when it’s easy to tune out all the monotonous rock, Seether’s Poison the Parish proves the South African outfit still grooves, crushes and rocks harder than all,” affirms REVOLVERAlternative Press was similarly impressed stating, "Poison the Parish is a return to the darker and heavier style of music that Seether built their name upon.”

Lead single Let You Down, has quickly leapt into rock radio’s Top 10 and shows no sign of slowing down. The band also previously shared Stoke the Fire, which debuted via Revolver.

Seether is preparing to embark on the first leg of the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and festival appearances throughout the spring and summer. Every ticket purchase comes with a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Additionally, a portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country, and the band's partner on the Rise Above Fest.

Now in its fifth year, the Rise Above Fest has expanded to two days in 2017, on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, at Darling's Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. Performers include Seether, Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more.

Seether Tour Dates:
4/29 — Ft Meyers, FL — Monster Energy Fort Rock at JetBlue Park*
4/30 — Jacksonville, FL — Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville at Metropolitan Park*
5/2 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club**
5/3 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club**
5/5 —Tuscaloosa, AL — Druid City Music Hall**
5/6 — Nashville, TN — War Memorial Auditorium
5/7 — Charlotte, NC — Carolina Rebellion 2017 at Charlotte Motor Speedway*
5/9 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony**
5/10 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony**
5/11  — Wallingford, CT — The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale **
5/14 — Boston, MA — House of Blues - Boston**
5/16 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall**
5/17 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theatre**
5/19 — Pittsburgh, PA— Stage AE**
5/20 — Columbus, OH —Rock on the Range 2017 at Columbus Crew Stadium*
5/22 — Grand Rapids, MI — Monroe Live**
5/24 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/25 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall**
5/27 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium**
5/28 — Pryor, OK — Rocklahoma*
6/1 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House***
6/2 — Portland, OR —Waterfront — RoZone Stage /KFBW Radio Show*
6/3 — Seattle, WA — 2nd Annual Crazy Beverage Bash at Showbox SoDo*
6/5 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore***
6/6 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues***
6/7 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre***
6/10 — Saint Louis, MO —The Pageant***
6/11 — South Bend, IN — WRBR /The Bear's Big Growl Six*
7/15 — Bridgeview, IL — Chicago Open Air at Toyota Park*
7/16 — Indianapolis, IN  — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^
7/18 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart's^
7/19 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues ^
7/22 — Bangor, ME — Rise Above Fest at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion*
7/24 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/25 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage^
7/27 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore^
7/29 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues - Myrtle Beach^
7/30 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah's Cherokee Event Center^
8/1 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom^
8/2 — Springfield, MO — Gillioz Theatre^
8/4 — Saint Paul, MN — The Myth^
8/5 — Milwaukee, WI — The Eagles Ballroom^
8/6 — Peoria, IL — Limelight^
8/8 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre^
8/9 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District^
8/11 — Glendive MT — Dawson County Fairgrounds ^
8/14 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theatre^
8/16 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion^
8/17 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues^
8/19 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre^
8/20 — Houston, TX — House of Blues^

*Festival Date
**Featuring Letters From the Fire + Kaleido
***Featuring Through Fire + Kaleido
^Featuring Letters From the Fire + Big Story

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GOV'T MULE RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM REVOLUTION COME… REVOLUTION GO ON JUNE 9 ON FANTASY RECORDS

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLES, STONE COLD RAGE
VIA ROLLING STONE & SARAH, SURRENDER VIA DENVER’S KBCO

ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

REVOLUTION COME…REVOLUTION GO SUMMER 2017 TOUR ANNOUNCED

FAN CLUB TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS APRIL 19
GENERAL ON SALE APRIL 21

"[Gov't Mule's] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft." - NPR

"Warren Haynes is a meaty and masterful slide player, as well as a soulful singer and songwriter." Rolling Stone

"A band heavy enough to be James Hetfield’s favorite; grungy, gritty and bluesy enough to earn the praises of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons; and swirly enough to speak loud and clear to the Phishheads who flock to their shows to twirl the night away." Guitar World

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2017 – Preeminent American rock band, Gov't Mule, have announced the release of their anticipated 10th studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, out June 9th on Fantasy Records. Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go enriches Gov’t Mule’s distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent and timely lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force. Listen to lead Rock single, Stone Cold Rage, which premiered via Rolling Stone, here, and read GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend and Gov’t Mule front man, Warren Haynes’ first interview about the record which includes a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the album. Denver’s KBCO world premiered the lead Triple A single, Sarah, Surrender, on the ‘BCO Morning Show with Bret Saunders. Listen to the song here. Revolution Come… Revolution Go is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, PledgeMusic and Mule.net.  With each order, fans will receive instant downloads of Stone Cold Rage and Sarah, Surrender.

The release of Gov’t Mule’s first studio album in four years will coincide with the band’s newly announced Revolution Come… Revolution Go Tour this summer with special guest, Galactic. This will follow the band’s previously announced, Come What May Tour this spring, which will include a headlining show at Central Park SummerStage on May 17th in New York City. Full routing below for all upcoming dates. For ticket info, please visit www.Mule.net.

Exemplified by the duality of the two lead singles – the walloping, aggressive guitar riffs of Stone Cold Rage, and the simmering, soulful grooves of Sarah, Surrender – Revolution Come… Revolution Go is a thrilling musical journey and Gov’t Mule’s most diverse album to date. The group began recording the album in Austin, TX, on Election Day in November 2016, with half the country poised for upset no matter the outcome. It is a sentiment that is evident on songs like Stone Cold Rage, Pressure Under Fire and the title track. While Gov’t Mule’s storytelling has always been inspired in part by American struggles and experiences, Revolution Come… Revolution Go finds the band’s finger on the pulse of the very divided political climate, poignantly capturing the tension and emotions felt by Americans regardless of political affiliation. These lyrical observations are threaded together with a message of unity. The album’s cover art speaks to this theme. Created by artist Richard Borge, it displays a soldier atop a broken toy mule facing the wrong way as he yells through an orange street cone. “It’s that same idea,” explains Haynes, referring to the country’s current state of affairs. “The character is yelling to nobody and facing backwards. It makes you think.”

While there are some political observations on Revolution Come… Revolution Go, there are also introspective ruminations on life and love like the countrified road song, Traveling Tune, the soaring The Man I Want To Be, and the slow-burning, reflective Easy Times. Throughout the record, Haynes’ dynamic vocals sound as strong and rich as ever, swinging effortlessly between rock ‘n’ roll grit and soulful crooning. Longtime collaborator Gordie Johnson joined Haynes as co-producer for six tunes, while the legendary Don Was co-produced on the powerful and moving Dreams & Songs, and the thought-provoking Pressure Under Fire. Jimmie Vaughan makes a sizzling cameo on the super-charged Burning Point. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground is the reworking of the traditional blues instrumental originally recorded by Blind Willie Johnson to which Haynes added lyrics and the band turned into an epic gospel rock closer.

Gov’t Mule – Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – has galvanized a global fan base with their music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable.

Revolution Come…Revolution Go Standard Track Listing:
1. Stone Cold Rage
2. Drawn That Way
3. Pressure Under Fire
4. The Man I Want To Be
5. Traveling Tune
6. Thorns Of Life
7. Dreams & Songs
8. Sarah, Surrender
9. Revolution Come, Revolution Go
10. Burning Point (ft. Jimmie Vaughan)
11. Easy Times
12. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Deluxe Version – Bonus CD:
1. What Fresh Hell
2. Click-Track
3. Outside Myself
4. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Alternate Version)
5. The Man I Want To Be (Live In Studio Version)
6. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live In Studio Version)

Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:
April 20-22 – Live Oak, FL @ Wanee Festival 
April 23 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall*
April 24 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*
April 26 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*  
April 27 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre*
April 28 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre**
May 17 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^
May 19 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^
May 20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 27 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
May 28 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
June 29 – July 2 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
August 1 – Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^
August 3 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^
August 4 – Daniel Island, SC @ Family Circle Stadium^
August 5 – Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^
August 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^
August 8 – Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^
August 9 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^
August 10 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
August 11 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^
August 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
August 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^
August 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^
August 17 – Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^
August 18 – Papillion, NE @ Sumter Amphitheater^
August 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
August 22 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!##
August 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend##
August 25-27 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
August 26 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater##
August 27 – Louisville, KY@ Iroquois Amphitheater##

* with Eric Krasno Band
** with Soulive
^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
^^ with Galactic
# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band
## with Blackberry Smoke

ABOUT GOV’T MULE & WARREN HAYNES: 
Gov't Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums, millions of album/track sales and streams and thousands of performances. The flexible interplay amongst front man Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov't Mule's vast reservoir of songs has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that cannon with their signature sound. Celebrated as one of music’s most treasured storytellers, Gov’t Mule’s front man GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, Warren Haynes, is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, he has brought his artistry to three of the greatest live rock groups – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead.

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BNQT PREMIERE NEW TRACK REAL LOVE

BNQT (MEMBERS OF MIDLAKE, BAND OF HORSES, FRANZ FERDINAND, GRANDADDY, TRAVIS)  PREMIERE REAL LOVE VIA STEREOGUM

VOLUME 1 OUT APRIL 28 ON LAST GANG/DUALTONE

“…a golden-hued, horn-laden paean to melodic oldies pop.”Stereogum

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2017 – Indie super group BNQT have debuted new track, Real Love, which sees bandleader Eric Pulido and his all-star collaborators stacking harmonies over florid brass arrangements. The track comes from their “glorious” (Q) debut album, Volume I, set for release on April 28 via Last Gang/Dualtone (Entertainment One companies). Listen to Real Love over at Stereogum.

Volume 1 is already garnering high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Q, MOJO, Billboard, and more. Uncut calls it “a sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album,” while MOJO, in a 4 Star review, deems it “a magic carpet ride to cloud nine…beautiful.” At SXSW, KCRW named them an Artist To Watch and Billboard praised their “rich, lush and harmony-drenched pop songs.”

Volume 1 includes ten new, original songs and features five vocalists – Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Pulido – who wrote and sing two tracks each, with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys).  Volume 1 was recorded and produced mostly at Midlake’s studio in Denton, TX.

Praise for BNQT and ‘Volume I’:

“A feast of spaced-country textures and shameless melodic throwback…a rapture of fizz-riff buoyance, rural-saloon daydreaming, and British-pop classicism.”  
— David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“Glorious… Thanks to Pulido’s deft string-pulling their varied backgrounds gel nicely in a kind of 70s West Coast FM rock radio way.” — Q (4 Stars ****)

“Eric Pulido has inspired his guests to explore new stylistic territory… A sumptuous, immensely pleasurable album.” —  Uncut (8/10)

“A magic carpet ride to cloud nine. It is beautiful.” — MOJO (4 Stars ****)

“Rich, lush and harmony-drenched.” — Billboard

“Utterly gorgeous… A luscious 70s sound washes over BNQT’s debut.” — Clash (8/10)

“A smashing success.” — Yahoo! Music

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SYLVAN ESSO SHARE VIDEO FOR RADIO

PREMIERING TODAY AT VULTURE

NEW ALBUM WHAT NOW OUT APRIL 28TH  ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

WATCH RADIO HERE

"Radio" deals with the game dynamics of pop culture, media, and the players who participate in it. Often times, it can be hard to distinguish where the actual power is held- who is the pusher, who is the user, and who is being used- and, maybe, that those roles aren't mutually exclusive. The women in our video are masters of this riddle, acting as devout consumers, and also powerfully seductive influencers - a balance that all women know too well.

-Elise Tyler, director

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2017 – Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso's long awaited new album, What Now, will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings, and today, they have shared the Elise Taylor-directed video for their single Radio. When the single was first released late last year, Radio hit #1 on Hype Machine, and has become a streaming powerhouse, rocketing to #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 charts (US and Global), and amassing nearly 10 million streams. The band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved –  the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 –  which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It’s an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two –  What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion.  It’s a record about falling in love and learning that it won’t save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one’s own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realization that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written –  produced masterfully, sang fearlessly –  to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Pre-order What Now at the band's store and on iTunes. Watch videos for Kick Jump Twist and Die Young, new songs from What Now.

In May, Sylvan Esso will kick off a headlining tour with dates in Europe, before kicking off their North American tour in Atlanta on May 13th at the Shaky Knees Festival. The tour will see them play NYC's newest venue, Brooklyn Steel, on May 18th, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, multiple nights in Madison, WI, Portland and Seattle, and top slots at Boston Calling and Eaux Claires festivals.

The band have also announced their own massive hometown one-day festival at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC on September 30th, where Sylvan Esso will be joined by their friends Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$ and more.

 

Sylvan Esso on Tour:

4/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records Sunset In-Store
5/2 - Berlin, DE - SchwuZ [SOLD OUT]
5/3 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet [SOLD OUT]
5/4 - London, UK - The Village Underground [SOLD OUT]
5/5 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere [SOLD OUT]
5/13 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
5/14 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
5/15 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live *
5/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
5/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
5/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *[SOLD OUT]
5/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *[SOLD OUT]
5/23 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *[SOLD OUT]
5/25 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom *[SOLD OUT]
5/26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *[SOLD OUT]
5/28 - Washington, DC- 9:30 Club *[SOLD OUT]
6/13 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +[SOLD OUT]
6/14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre ~[SOLD OUT]
6/16 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires
7/14 - 16 Gräfenhainichen, DE  - Melt! Festival
7/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn
8/5 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/6 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue %
8/7 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue %[SOLD OUT]
8/8 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium %
8/10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre %[SOLD OUT]
8/11 - Bellvue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheatre %[SOLD OUT]
8/12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot %
8/15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore %[SOLD OUT]              
8/16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %[SOLD OUT]
8/17 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %[SOLD OUT]
8/18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune $[SOLD OUT]
8/19 - Seattle, WA - Neptune $[SOLD OUT]
8/22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
8/23 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
8/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium %
8/26 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park %
8/27 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Outdoors %
8/29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater %[SOLD OUT]
8/30 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater %
8/31 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall %
9/1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater %
9/15 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson #
9/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE #
9/17 - Detroit, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom #
9/19 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! #
9/20 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues #
9/21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's #
9/22 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium #
9/23 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
9/25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
9/26 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC #
9/28 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom #
9/29 - Asheville, NC - ExploreAsheville.com Arena #
9/30 - Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills &

* w/ Lucy Dacus
+ w/ Aero Flynn
~ w/ Field Report
% w/ Flock of Dimes
$ w/ Dana Buoy
#  w/ Helado Negro
& w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$

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www.sylvanesso.com

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ALL THAT REMAINS LAUNCH MADNESS ALBUM PRE-ORDER

LAUNCH MADNESS ALBUM PRE-ORDER                                                                                   

SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE HALO                                                  

MADNESS DUE OUT APRIL 28TH VIA RAZOR & TIE

Toronto, ON – April 11th, 2017 –   Longevity in the music industry is no easy feat. As the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album approaches, All That Remains have solidified their spot in history with 15 years of musical mayhem under their belts and no signs of slowing down. The New England-based quintet will release Madness on April 28th via Razor and Tie Records. The band gave a small sampling of the Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) produced record, premiering two hard-hitting but very diverse tracks – a melodic, thought provoking single entitled  Madness, that’s currently climbing the rock radio charts – and a dark, brutal selection called Safe House, full of guttural screams, aggressive instrumentation, and pit-ready breakdowns that already reached #1 at metal radio.

With the help of Revolver Magazine, All That Remains unveiled the lyric video for their thrasher new track, Halo. The song is an aggressive anthem of defiance and strength in one’s convictions. It opens with a speedy electronic passage that sounds like a violin on hyper drive, then develops into a blazing number that balances melodic vocals with pain stricken howls: "so you think you know the way that I should live my life... I'll smash the crown before I give you the power to decide.” Watch the lyric video here.

“We really wanted this record to be different,” says Philip Labonte (vocals), explaining the inclusion of electronic samples and the dramatic juxtaposition between roaring chaos and accessible craftsmanship.

And push themselves they did. Fans can pre-order All That Remains blistering new record, Madness. Merchandise bundles will be available and all digital pre-orders will include instant gratification tracks of the albums pre-released songs: Madness, Safe House and Halo.

Pre-order All That Remains Madness album:

iTunes: http://geni.us/atrmadness
Amazon: http://geni.us/madnessamz
Google Play: http://geni.us/madnessgp
Merch bundles: http://allthatremainsonline.com

All That Remains Tour Dates:

4/8 – Blazefest – Fresno, CA

4/15 – Brufest – Phoenix, AZ

4/21 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV

4/29 - Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL

4/30