DENZEL CURRY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ZUU DUE MAY 31 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

SHARES NEW SINGLE SPEEDBOAT

JOINING BILLIE EILISH & $UICIDEBOY$
ON NORTH AMERICAN TOURS THIS SUMMER

SHOWS IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11
LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12 AND OSHEAGA AUGUST 2

PRE-SAVE AND PRE-ORDER ZUU

Toronto, ON – May 22, 2019 – Today, Denzel Curry announces his new album and shares a new single. ZUU is due May 31 via Loma Vista Recordings and arrives just 10 months after the release of his critically-acclaimed breakout album, TA13OO, in 2018. The new single, SPEEDBOAT, follows RICKY as the latest offering of new music from his forthcoming album, which finds Denzel returning to his South Florida roots both sonically and thematically. The track sees Denzel meditating on the consequences of living the fast life, masterfully bouncing between melodic moments and combative bars as he refuses to fall victim to the violence that plagued his childhood in Miami. Watch the Zev Deans-directed audiovisual here.

The new single coincides with Denzel also announcing a headlining European tour in December, with tickets going on sale this Friday. He recently played a homecoming set at Miami's Rolling Loud to a raucous crowd, as he gets set to join Billie Eilish on tour across North America, with stops in Toronto on June 11, and Laval, QC on June 12. Beginning May 29 in San Francisco and ending July 13 in San Diego, Denzel will be accompanying Billie across 18 dates with festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands to follow in August. Denzel will then join the $uicideBoy$ on a North American tour run beginning July 27 in San Diego and concludes August 23 in Los Angeles. 

Hear SPEEDBOAT above, find full tour routing and more album details below and stay tuned for more from Denzel Curry coming soon.

WATCH:
RICKY
SPEEDBOAT

ZUU TRACKLISTING:

1. ZUU

2. RICKY

3. WISH feat. Kiddo Marv

4. BIRDZ feat. Rick Ross

5. AUTOMATIC

6. SPEEDBOAT

7. BUSHY B INTERLUDE

8. YOO

9. CAROLMART feat. Ice Billion Berg

10. SHAKE 88 feat. Sam Sneak

11. BLACKLAND 66.6

12. P.A.T. feat. PlayThatBoiZay

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

May 24-26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling

May 29 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center^

June 1 - New York, NY - Governor's Ball

June 2 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park^

June 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair^

June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

June 7 - Kansas City, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena^

June 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory^

June 9 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom^

June 11 - Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage^

June 12 - Laval, QC Place Bell^

June 14 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion^

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The MET Philadelphia^

June 18 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17

June 19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall^

June 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^

June 21- Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater^

June 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground 

June 23 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park^

June 28 - Wretcher, BE - Rock Wretcher

June 29 - Stockholm, SE - Lollapalooza Stockholm

June 30 – Moscow, RU – Locals Only Festival 

July 3 - Oslo, NO - Kadetten

July 4 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

July 5 - Zamardi, HU - Balaton Sound

July 6 - Dublin, IE - Longitude

July 7 - London, UK - Wireless

July 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre^

July 13 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater^

July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle

July 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

July 27 – San Diego, CA – SOMA*

July 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide Event Center*

July 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory*

July 31 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center*

August 1-4- Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 

August 2 - Montreal, QC  Osheaga

August 7 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre*

August 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Ampitheatre*

August 9-11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

August 13 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre*

August 14 – Milwaukee, MI – Eagles Ballroom*

August 18 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Ampitheatre*

August 19 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom*

August 21 – Magna, UT – The Great Saltair*

August 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall*

December 3 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

December 5 – Dublin, UK – The Helix

December 6 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2

December 8 – Tilburg, NL – 013

December 9 – Paris, FR – Salle Wagram

December 10 – Brussels, BE – AB

December 11 – Cologne, DE – Carlswerk Victoria

December 13 – Hamburg, DE – Docks

December 17 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU – Rockhal Club

^ = w/Billie Eilish

* = w/$uicideBoy$

PRE-SAVE AND PRE-ORDER ZUU: found.ee/DC_ZUU

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INJURY RESERVE RELEASE DEBUT LP INJURY RESERVE

FEATURES JPEGMAFIA, AMINÉ, FREDDIE GIBBS
DRAM, RICO NASTY AND MORE

LISTEN HERE

Toronto, ON – May 21, 2019 – Arizona rap trio, Injury Reserve, has released their debut album, Injury Reserve, via Loma Vista and Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua's newly formed label, Seneca Village Recordings. Kept under wraps until today, the album features JPEGMAFIA, Freddie Gibbs, DRAM and more along with Rico Nasty and Aminé who were featured on the album's singles. The group, consisting of MCs Ritchie With a T, Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey are the rap game Talking Heads with a Mystery Science Theater-like commentary on art and culture. They are art scene shit stirrers and we've seen it happen in real time with the release of each visual for the album along with sold out LET THERE BE LIGHT performances in Los Angeles, New York, London and more recently an anti-listening party where listeners were forced to sit on bleachers to witness the album via a $20,000 sound system in a brightly lit white room.  

About Injury Reserve
Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special? 

For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published an 8/10 review of Live from the Dentist Office, and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.” 

They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office, where Corey’s grandfather practices, to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings, and are prepping their debut studio album, set for release this year.

Buy/stream Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve

Buy and stream Koruna & Lime: found.ee/IR_KorunaAndLime

Buy and stream Jailbreak The Tesla (featuring Amine): fanlink.to/bxcH

INJURY RESERVE TRACKLISTING

1.Koruna & Lime

2.Jawbreaker (ft. Rico Nasty and PRO TEENS)

3.GTFU (ft. JPEGMAFIA & Cakes Da Killa)

4.QWERTY (Interlude)

5.Jailbreak The Tesla (ft. Aminé)

6.Gravy N Biscuits

7.Rap Song Tutorial 

8.Wax On (ft. Freddie Gibbs)

9.What A Year It's Been

10.Hello?!

11.Best Spot In The House

12.New Hawaii (ft. DRAM, Tony Velour & Dylan Brady)

13.Three Man Weave

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MALUMA'S NEW ALBUM 11:11 IS NOW AVAILABLE

HIS FOURTH ALBUM INCLUDES COLLABS WITH MADONNA, RICKY MARTIN, OZUNA, NICKY JAM, ZION Y LENNOX,
FARINA, TY DOLLA $IGN, SECH AND CHENCHO


WATCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 11 PM

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOW IN BRAMPTON ON OCTOBER 6

Toronto, ON – May 17, 2019 – Today is an amazing day for MALUMA fans! The global Latin music idol has just released his highly anticipated fourth album 11:11, now available in stores and on all digital platforms. To download or stream visit: here. He has also released the video of his new single, 11PM. Watch it here.

The album, which includes collaborations with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Ty Dolla $ign, Zion y Lennox, Sech, Chencho and Farina drops exactly one year after the release of F.A.M.E (May 18, 2018) which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Latin Albums chart  and earned Maluma a Latin GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album.

"11:11 is a direct signal from our guides, angels and teachers to establish a moment of connection, synchronicity and awareness with ourselves, with the whole. It is a wake-up call, a door to meditate, to listen to our intuition, to look into our interior, time to stop and feel the subtle energies of the universe, it's a call from our essence, a reminder of our true purpose on earth, it is a call to trust," Maluma has expressed about the inspiration for the name of this album and tour.

The muse for 11:11 came to Maluma earlier this year after a knee surgery that forced him to take time off from performing and touring. Instead of resting as he had planned, he worked non-stop alongside producer and composer Edgar Barrera with whom he also collaborated on F.A.M.E., and the result is an album that reflects the evolution of Juan Luis Londoño as an artist, with a body of music that is positive, fun and empowering.

Among the composers, producers and engineers who worked with Maluma and Edgar Barrera on 11:11 are: Andrés Castro, Servando Primera, Mambo Kings, Vicente Barco, Sergio George, Luvian Malavé Nieves, Stiven Rojas, Johany Alejandro Correa, Pedro Juan De La Ossa, Giencarlos Rivera, Jonathan Carlo Rivera, Oscar Hernandez, Jesus Herrera, Edgar Semper Vargas, Marco Masis, Silverio Lozada, Nick Rivera Caminero, Gabriel Pizarro, Felix G. Ortiz Torres, Hector Ramos, Maysonet Kedin, Hydro, Mateo Cano, René Cano, Kevin Mauricio Cruz, Carlos Isaiah Morales, Pardo, Mike Dean, Eric Schilling, Santiago Mesa , Tyrone William Griffin, Jr., Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Chencho Corleone, Duran The Coach and MadMusick. The album was mixed by Luis Barrera Jr and Earcandy and mastered by Mike Fuller (with the exception of Tu Vecina which was mixed by Serban Gheneaand mastered by Randy Merrill).

Recently, MALUMA, who has been selling out concerts throughout the world, announced his return to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with the North American leg of his 2019 MALUMA 11:11 WORLD TOUR, which kicks off on September 6th in San Diego, California and will make stops in more than 21 cities including venues such as the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Madison Square Garden in New York, two nights at The Forum in Los Angeles and a show in Brampton, Ontario on October 6th.

Tickets are on sale via www.ticketmaster.comwww.axs.com (select venues only), www.altitudetickets.com (Denver, CO) and   www.ticketpop.com (Puerto Rico).

About Maluma

At only 25 years of age, Maluma is widely considered one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker Maluma from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister.

The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 5.8 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 42 million Instagram followers (making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram). His official YouTube/VEVO channel has garnered over 9 billion views and has more than 20 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award.

With his Maluma World Tour he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe with his F.A.M.E. World Tour selling out the Madison Square Garden arena (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami) and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others.

In 2015 he released Pretty Boy Dirty Boy under the Sony Music US Latin label which debuted at #1. In his first year and a half in the U.S. market Maluma garnered five #1 songs on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart. His latest album F.A.M.E. also debuted at #1 reaching 6X Platinum in the United States and 2X Platinum in México in its very first week out. Maluma is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart (with Sin Contrato and Chantaje) and only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat. To date Maluma has had twelve #1 songs according to Billboard's Latin Airplay chart.

11:11 Track Listing:
1. 11 PM
2. HP
3. No Se Me Quita featuring Ricky Martin
4. Dispuesto featuring Ozuna
5. No Puedo Olvidarte featuring Nicky Jam
6. Me Enamoré de Tí
7. Extrañándote featuring Zion y Lennox
8. Shhh (Calla)
9. Dinero Tiene Cualquiera 
10. Soltera featuring Madonna
11. Te Quiero
12. Instinto Natural featuring Sech 
13. Tu Vecina featuring Ty Dolla $ign
14. La Flaca featuring Chencho
15. Puesto Pa Ti featuring Farina
16. Déjale Saber

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OPERATORS RELEASE NEW ALBUM RADIANT DAWN TODAY

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 28
WITH SHOWS ACROSS CANADA

“It’s music for a nightclub in a moon colony. It’s music for a retro-futuristic recreation of an Eastern Europe metropolis that never quite existed. It’s music for an encroaching dystopia.”  – Stereogum (Album of The Week)

“The first hints of greatness came with the release of EP1 in 2014, followed by the debut full-length, Blue Wave, two years later. But it's the majesty of the 14 songs that fill Radiant Dawn that show just how far this group has come.” – LA Weekly

If Radiant Dawn is the soundtrack for the end of society as we know it, songs such as I Feel Emotion, Faithless and Despair will make you want to dance to death.”
Exclaim! (8/10)

Toronto, ON – May 17, 2019 – Synth-pop trio, Operators’, new album, Radiant Dawn, is out today on Last Gang Records. The band, featuring Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks), previously shared the first single, Faithless and the video for album track, I Feel Emotion.

Radiant Dawn is currently featured as Stereogum’s “Album of the Week”, who said “it’s music for a nightclub in a moon colony. It’s music for a retro-futuristic recreation of an Eastern Europe metropolis that never quite existed. It’s music for an encroaching dystopia.”  LA Weekly similarly anointed the album, saying, “the first hints of greatness came with the release of EP1 in 2014, followed by the debut full-length, Blue Wave, two years later. But it's the majesty of the 14 songs that fill Radiant Dawn that show just how far this group has come.” Exclaim! shared a stellar 8/10 review, proclaiming, If Radiant Dawn is the soundtrack for the end of society as we know it, songs such as I Feel Emotion, Faithless and Despair will make you want to dance to death.” Buy/Stream Radiant Dawn here.

The album's nine tracks meld raw analog hardware with Boeckner's distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound. Interspersed between the tracks are instrumental intertitles that amplify the album’s 1970s sci-fi dystopian feel. For fans of Boeckner’s catalogue, Radiant Dawn feels like the next logical step in the artist’s two-decade career, while maintaining a completely fresh energy.

Radiant Dawn was written and recorded throughout 2018 and early 2019 in Montreal and Vancouver Island. Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury played bass on the album’s closing track, Low Life. The album was co-produced by Wolf Parade's Arlen Thompson along with up and coming Montreal engineer Napster Vertigo. It was mastered by the Lodge’s Emily Lazar (on the heels of her 2019 Grammy® award win).

 

Operators is a Montreal based project. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavors, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalog (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.


Operators also recently announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, touring Canada through June, and hitting venues across the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, and more. See all tour dates below and visit www.operatorsmusic.com for tickets links and more information.

WATCH:

I Feel Emotion
Radiant Dawn Album Trailer
 

Buy/stream Radiant Dawn: smarturl.it/radiantdawn

TRACKLIST:

1.Days

2.I Feel Emotion

3.Faithless

4.(Public Void)

5.In Moderan

6.(Airlock)

7.Terminal Beach

8.(Object Sighting)

9.Despair

10.Under Occupation)

11.Come And See

12.Strange

13.(The Radiant Dawn)

14.Low Life

 

OPERATORS ON TOUR:
May 28 - Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Good Will
June 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol
June 3 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
June 6 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs
June 7 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
June 8 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake

June 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

August 29 - Tromsø, NO - DRIV Festival

August 31 - Skopje, MK - Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 - Belgrade, RS - Elektropionir 

September 3 - Budapest, HU - Durer Kert

September 4 - Zagreb, HR - Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 - Vienna, AT - Fluc 

September 6 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

September 7 - Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 - Rijeka, HR - – Klub Zivot

September 12 - Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen

September 17 - Luxembourg, LX - De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown 

September 19 - London, UK - Sebright Arms 

September 20 - Bucharest, RO - Control Club

September 21 - Cluj Napoca, RO - Form Café 

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KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD BAND DISTILLS A QUARTER CENTURY ONSTAGE TO DELIVER THE TRAVELER OUT MAY 31 ON CONCORD RECORDS

HEAR/SHARE NEW SONG WOMAN LIKE YOU NOW

Toronto, ON – May 17, 2019 –
On May 31, Concord Records will release The Traveler, an album of experience and profound resonance by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Recorded in Los Angeles, while the band was on a break from their uncompromising tour schedule that left them road-tested and ready to rock, The Traveler showcases some world-class musicians: vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton (formerly of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble), bassist Kevin McCormick, and keyboardists Jimmy McGorman and Joe Krown.  The album features ten songs including eight new originals co-written by KWS and some of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriters, plus incendiary covers of Buffalo Springfield’s Mr. Soul and Joe Walsh’s Turn to Stone.

Today, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released Woman Like You, the first track from The Traveler.  Listen and share here.

"Because of my family, my friends, and my fans I’ve been able to explore the depths of music and chase songs wherever they may lead me,” says Kenny Wayne. “We’ve been able to do things and go places that were once just a dream, and it's all because of the music and the people who support it. The Traveler is a return on their investment."

Co-produced by Shepherd and Marshall Altman, The Traveler features some of the most distinctive music of Kenny Wayne’s storied career. New originals Woman Like You, Long Time Running, I Want You, Gravity and Tailwind (whose heartfelt lyrical metaphor provides the album's title image) offer a scintillating balance of finesse and firepower, while the artist pays tribute to his influences with the album’s two covers. The seed for Shepherd's menacing take on Mr. Soul was planted when he performed the song at a benefit show with Springfield founders Stephen Stills and Neil Young, and his epic reading of Joe Walsh's Turn to Stone was first performed by Shepherd at a fundraising concert honouring Walsh.

Now a quarter century into a career that started when he was 16, Shepherd is staying busier than ever with the release of The Traveler.  A spring tour with the Beth Hart Band launches on April 4, followed by a run of dates with Buddy Guy in June.  See below for a complete itinerary.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide and, in addition to his five Grammy nominations, has won two Billboard Music Awards, a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music awards. He’s had six #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles.  His last album, 2017’s Lay It On Down, debuted at #1 on three different Billboard charts: Blues, Current Rock Albums, and Internet Albums.  American Songwriter noted “There’s sufficient nitro-burning, blues-drenched shredding to keep live audiences playing their air guitars. But Shepherd’s obvious attention to and insistence on exceptional material with musical inventiveness continues to impress, and 22 years into his career raises him and Lay It On Down above his plentiful competition.”

TRACK LIST:
1. Woman Like You
2. Long Time Running
3. I Want You
4. Tailwind
5. Gravity
6. We All Alright
7. Take It On Home
8. Mr. Soul
9. Better With Time
10. Turn To Stone

TOUR DATES:
April 4 – Houston, TX / Revention Music Center
April 5 – Norman, OK / Riverwind Casino
April 6 – Fort Worth, TX / Billy Bob’s Texas
April 7 – Tulsa, OK / Brady Theater
April 9 – Tucson, AZ / Rialto Theatre
April 10 – Mesa, AZ / Mesa Arts Center
April 12 – San Diego, CA / Humphrey’s Concerts by the bay
April 13 – Henderson, NV / Henderson Pavilion
April 14 – Bakersfield, CA / The Bakersfield Fox Theater
April 16 – Anaheim, CA / City National Grove
April 18 – Albuquerque, NM / Kiva Auditorium
April 20 – Denver, CO / Paramount Theatre
June 8 – Flagstaff, AZ / Flagstaff Blues & Brews
*June 11 – Huber Heights, OH / The Rose Music Center at The Heights
*June 13 – Rochester Hills, MI / Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 14 – Fort Wayne, IN / Performance Pavilion
June 15 – Buffalo, MI / Four Winds Casino Resort
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH / PNC Pavilion
June 18 – Red Bank, NJ / Hackensack Meridian Health Center @ Count Basie Center
*June 19 – Westbury, NY / NYCB Theatre at Westbury
*June 20 – Hampton NH / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
*June 21 – Providence, RI / Bold Point Park
*June 22 – Westbrook, ME / Maine Savings at Pavilion at Rock Row
*June 23 – Vienna, VA / Filene Center
July 26 – Batavia, NY / Batavia Downs Gaming
July 27 – Atlantic City, NJ / Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
* = With Buddy Guy

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TYLER CHILDERS’ NEW ALBUM COUNTRY SQUIRE OUT AUGUST 2

VIDEO FOR LEAD TRACK HOUSE FIRE AVAILABLE NOW

COUNTRY SQUIRE RUN HEADLINING TOUR CONFIRMED
WITH CANADIAN DATES IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – May 17, 2019 – Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Tyler Childers, is set to release his highly anticipated new album, Country Squire, August 2 via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. His first release in partnership with RCA Records, the album is now available for pre-order. In anticipation of the album, Childers released the lead track, House Fire. Watch/share the official music video here and listen to the song here.

Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the album was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville and consists of nine new songs written by Childers. In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a number of world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jaw harp, baritone).

Of the mission behind the album, Childers comments, “I hope that people in the area that I grew up in find something they can relate to. I hope that I’m doing my people justice and I hope that maybe someone from somewhere else can get a glimpse of the life of a Kentucky boy.”

In celebration of the release, Childers will embark on his extensive Country Squire Run headlining tour this fall including stops at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel (two nights), Boston’s House of Blues, Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, Atlanta’s The Tabernacle, Toronto’s Rebel, and Philadelphia’s The Fillmore among several others. Tickets for the newly confirmed shows go on sale next Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Full ticket information including pre-sale timing is available via www.tylerchildersmusic.com.

The release of Country Squire continues a series of breakout years for the Kentucky-native, whose critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory, was released in 2017. The record—also produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson—landed on multiple “Best of 2017” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Noisey, The Bluegrass Situation, Wide Open Country and The Boot. Of the album, NPR Music raves “the intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut,” while Pitchfork declares “it’s his voice, peppered with both the knowledge of the ages and the innocence of youth, that makes a song…so effective. Then it’s the lyrics, a mix of plain-talk honesty and beguiling metaphors, that tip the scales to timeless.” Since his debut, Childers was named “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and has been featured on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Additionally, he’s toured extensively across the world including over 130 sold-out headline shows as well as multiple dates supporting John Prine. He has also performed at several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits and Stagecoach. 

COUNTRY SQUIRE TRACK LIST
1. Country Squire
2. Bus Route
3. Creeker
4. Gemini
5. House Fire
6. Ever Lovin’ Hand
7. Peace of Mind
8. All Your’n
9. Matthew

TYLER CHILDERS TOUR DATES
May 17—Knoxville, TN—Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival
May 18—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company
May 19—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company
May 25—Cumberland, MD—DelFest
May 31—Minden, WV—Mountain Music Festival
June 5—Nashville, TN—Mary Stuart’s Late Night Jam
June 6—Nelsonville, OH—Nelsonville Music Festival
June 8—Highland Park, IL—Ravinia Festival*
July 3—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center Selena
Auditorium†
July 4—Kerrville, TX—Louise Hays Park†
July 5—Galveston, TX—The Grand 1894 Opera House†
July 13—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
July 14—Louisville, KY—Forecastle Festival
July 19—Peoria, IL—Tailgate N’ Tallboys @ Peoria Riverfront
July 26—Floyd, VA—FloydFest
August 1—Bend, OR—Bend Summer Concert Series‡
August 2-3—Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 11—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
August 14—Sedalia, MO—Missouri State Fair
August 22-23—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 24—Amstelveen, Netherlands—Once in a Blue Moon
Festival
August 28—Brighton, UK—The Haunt
August 29—Nottingham, UK—Bodega Social
August 31-September 1—Salisbury, England—End of the Road
Festival
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre†
October 4—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 5—Thackerville, OK—Winstar Casino
October 7—Fayetteville, AR—Town Center
October 8—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom
October 11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 14—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
October 15—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park
October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern‡
October 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater‡
October 22—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom‡
October 25—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre‡
October 26—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Concert House‡
October 29—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre‡
November 2—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater‡
November 3—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡
November 4—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡
November 11-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—All the Best Fest
December 6—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore§
December 8—Toronto, ON—Rebel§
December 10—Boston, MA—House of Blues
December 11—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
December 13—Washington, DC—The Anthem 
December 14—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
December 15—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
December 18—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz§
December 19—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore§
December 21—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle§

*with John Prine
†with Robert Earl Keen
‡with Courtney Marie Andrews
§with Liz Cooper & The Stampede

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LOVING ANNOUNCE SIGNING TO LAST GANG RECORDS

UNVEIL NEW SINGLE NIHILIST KITE FLYER

Toronto, ON – May 16, 2019 – Victoria, BC's Loving is the musical collaboration of David Parry and brothers, Lucas and Jesse Henderson.  The group came together several years ago as a result of their shared summers working in the capitalist ruins of British Columbia's forests. Loving quietly self-released their debut eponymous EP just a few years back which organically garnered high acclaim and a dedicated fanbase - it currently stands with over 21 million streams worldwide. They've toured selectively throughout North America and Europe, supporting prominent artists including Alice Phoebe Lou, Crumb, Still Woozy and more. Today, Last Gang Records is pleased to announce that Loving have joined the family and will be releasing their first full-length record due this fall.

Loving have also unveiled their latest work, Nihilist Kite Flyer.  The single represents a deeper exploration of the band's creative process - a process marked by an appreciation for the generative limitations of recording to tape. Their sound constructs a warm and dreamy sonic landscape kept adrift by existentially oriented lyrics and an unspecified all-encompassing sense of nostalgia. Listen to the track here.

Loving Live Dates: 
July 20 - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle, WA
*more to be announced

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www.lovingband.com
 

About Last Gang:

Last Gang Entertainment is a recording, management and publishing company founded in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to launching Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles, the label has combined successfully with Ryan Hemsworth, LIGHTS, Chromeo, The New Pornographers, Purity Ring, Boys Noize and Tiga on varied licensing deals. See lastgangentertainment.com for more info.

 

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GRAYSCALE RELEASE NEW SONG PAINKILLER WEATHER

BAND CURRENTLY TOURING WITH THE MAINE

Toronto, ON – May 16, 2019 –
Philadelphia's Grayscale have released a brand new song called Painkiller Weather. Listen here.

"Painkiller Weather is a song about being hopelessly in love with someone who can't put love in front of their vice," the band said. "It's about trying to understand how they think and feel what they feel. We're excited to have new music out for the first time in two years."

The band is currently on tour with The Maine and You Are Ok. All dates are below.

ICYMI:
The band recently released the video for If I Ever See You Again from Adornment. Watch it here

GRAYSCALE ON TOUR:
WITH THE MAINE & YOU ARE OK:
5/17 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
5/19 — Richmond, VA — Broadberry
5/21 — Indianapolis, IN — Old National Center
5/24 — Bloomington, IL — Castle Theatre
5/25 — Iowa City, IA — Blue Moose Tap House
5/26 — Omaha NE — Waiting Room
5/28 — St. Louis, MO — Delmar Hall
5/29 — Tulsa, OK — Vanguard
5/31 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad

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POOR NAMELESS BOY ANNOUNCES EASTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES

SHOWS IN ONTARIO AND THE MARITIMES
THROUGH MAY AND JUNE

WAKE UP CALL EP OUT NOW ON CHRONOGRAPH RECORDS

“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” – Penguin Eggs

“Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” – Permanent Rain Press 

“One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard.” – Regina Leader Post

Toronto, ON – May 16, 2019 – Poor Nameless Boy has been sharing the heartfelt songs from his latest EP, Wake Up Call, with audiences across western Canada since its March release, and now he is setting his sights on the east. Marking his debut on eastern Canadian stages, Poor Nameless Boy will head to Ontario for stops in Ottawa and Toronto, before heading to the Maritimes for a string of shows through June. See below for full details.

“I’ve felt pulled to the East Coast for a while,” comments Joel Henderson (aka Poor Nameless Boy). “The heart of the prairies and heart of the East feels like family. The last number of years I’ve had the privilege of showcasing and touring in the UK, Europe, and Australia. Funny thing is, I think I’ve bonded with more East Coast songwriters than anything else. To say I’m excited to meet everyone is a wonderful understatement.” 

Poor Nameless Boy – Regina-based singer-songwriter, Joel Henderson – upped the ante yet again with the release of Wake Up Call (Chronograph Records). Disarming in a moment, his soft, melodic delivery is born from a keen perception of the human condition. This understated authenticity is brought to life on the new record, which beautifully showcases Henderson’s personal, mellow sound; touring honestly on love, live, and our changing hearts in a busy world.

Often described as a lighter version of Noah Gunderson and Donovan Woods, with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov, Poor Nameless Boy has touched the hearts and ears of industry and music lovers alike since the release of his last album, Bravery. The record hit #2 on the folk radio charts, and album track, River & Trees, was in CBC’s Top 50 songs for 2016. Henderson’s skilled lyrical ability earned him a spot as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition, and a Global Music Award Bronze Medal.

Poor Nameless Boy has also been making quite a presence internationally as well, with music lovers in Europe, Australia, and the U.S. taking notice. Leave Myself Behind, his piano ballad duet with Saskatoon’s Denise Valle, has over 550k streams on Spotify in the GAS market, and he has had stellar appearances at Reeperbahn, Australian Music Week, The Great Escape, and more.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 29 - Ottawa - Live on Elgin
May 30 - Toronto - Burdock Brewery
June 6 - Perth, NB - Railcar Brewing Co
June 7 - D’Escousee, NS - Groundswell
June 8 - Halifax, NS - Seahorse Tavern
June 12 - Moncton NB - Kuuma Yoga
June 13 - Saint John NB - Five and Dime
June 14 - Fredericton NB - Grimross Brewing Co
June 15 - Charlottetown, PEI - Sportman's

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www.poornamelessboy.com

About Chronograph Records:
Chronograph Records is a boutique record label that works closely with artists who are looking for an insightful and collaborative partnership. Representing some of the best jazz, urban acoustic, and blues artists in Western Canada, Chronograph Records strategically helps develop their roster, allowing the artists to evolve into exactly who they're supposed to be. Since the label's 2004 inception, Chronograph artists have garnered numerous award nominations, most recently culminating in a JUNO Award win, multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, a TD Grand Jazz Award, Global Music Awards, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, and Canadian National Smooth Jazz Award winners.

 

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JUKE ROSS SIGNS WITH PALM TREE RECORDS/RCA RECORDS AND RELEASES NEW TRACK BURNED BY THE LOVE

LISTEN TO BURNED BY THE LOVE HERE

Toronto, ON – May 13, 2019 – Palm Tree Records/RCA Records have announced the signing of singer/songwriter, Juke Ross. In celebration of the signing, the 25-year-old has released his new song, Burned By The Love.  The soulful track was written and produced by Ross and Petey Martin.

“It’s about having a hard time,” said Ross about the song. “In the verse, I’m trying to hold my head above water, going through life and juggling many things. You end up facing your past and considering another heart in a relationship. We deal with the struggle of chasing our hearts. It can be so difficult to do that. I wanted to speak on it.”

Currently, Ross is on the road playing shows in the United Kingdom and France opening for Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits as well as playing festivals in The Netherlands (Best Kept Secret Festival), Germany (Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring) and Norway (Bergenfest).  Ross is continuing to write and record on the road while he finishes up his debut studio album to be released later this year.

Juke Ross, currently resides in Brooklyn, New York by way of Guyana, South America. One of 14 siblings, the self-described “med school dropout,” singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist touched down stateside in 2017 after his independent single, Colour Me, caught fire on Spotify. Acoustic guitar in hand, his effortless take on pop soul organically emanated Caribbean flavour and quietly attracted upwards of 80 million cumulative streams and 2 million listeners on Spotify within two years. Written in his birthplace, the Grey EP detailed the initial phase as he went from a tiny country to one of the biggest cities in the world.

By 2018, he enjoyed a series of firsts in North America. He sold out “cool venues like Arlene’s” and tried his hand at composing in the states, delivering the one-offs Hey Lil’ Mama and Fresh Roses. The latter racked up 17.5 million Spotify streams in under six months.

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AVATAR TO SUPPORT BABYMETAL IN NORTH AMERICA

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED (LIVE IN PARIS 2018) STREAMING NOW
THE KING LIVE IN PARIS OUT MAY 17, 2019

REVOLVER MAGAZINE PRESENTS AVATAR COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019 ON SALE NOW

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 –
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on May 10 in the Year of the King (2019). Avatar has debuted another single from their live LP today called The Eagle Has Landed (Live in Paris 2018), just one week before the release of The King Live In Paris on May 17, 2019. This is the second track we’ve heard from the all-new album, the first being Bloody Angel (Live in Paris 2018), back in March.

 

The King Live In Paris was recorded 100% live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France. The new release underscores fan favorites such as A Statue Of The King, Let It Burn, and Hail The Apocalypse

 

"Looking back at all that's happened and what's still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album," says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "In the past, I've found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn't exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result."

AVATAR has also been confirmed to support BABYMETAL in the U.S. this fall. The tour which will bring together two international powerhouse acts will kick off in Orlando, FL on September 4, 2019. Dates will stretch across The States before wrapping up in San Francisco, CA on October 5, 2019.


"His Royal Majesty the King is delighted to announce this great new trade deal with BABYMETAL of the Land of the Rising Sun," says Johannes. "He looks forward to this unique opportunity that he assures will be of great benefit to everyone involved, especially all the soon to be Citizens of Avatar Country who are yet to hear His Highness' Royal orchestra."


Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 17 at 10 am local with VIP/Fan club presale beginning Monday, May 13 at 10 am local through Thursday, May 16 at 10 pm local. Click here for more info. 

 

Avatar will release The King Live In Paris on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-save and pre-orders are available now with Bloody Angel (Live in Paris 2018) and The Eagle Has Landed (Live in Paris 2018) serving as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive both as immediate downloads. 

 

The band will also release an exclusive "FYE Sonic Temple Edition" double picture disc vinyl only at Sonic Temple, the annual American rock festival held in Columbus, OH at  MAPFRE Stadium. The one of a kind vinyl version has a wine spine jacket, two euro jackets inside on printed dust sleeves. Avatar will sign the exclusive vinyl at the FYE tent at Sonic Temple on Friday, May 17, 2019.

 

Avatar just wrapped up a largely sold-out European trek and a first-time ever visit to Mexico City's Domination Festival this past weekend. Next, the band will return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later.

 

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3.


“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” continues Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

 

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show. 

 

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.” 

 

“I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

 

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with TRIVIUM on the “The Sin and the Sentence World Tour” last October. Tickets are on sale now.

 

TOUR DATES:

16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom

17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple

18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

19-May - Portland, ME - Aura

21-May - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee

24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s

25-May - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel

26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma

28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre

30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre

31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse

1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace

3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo

8-Jun - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand

9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater

10-Jun - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep

11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater

13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre

14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre

15-Jun - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

5 - July - Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Festival

6 - July - Barcelona, ES - Rockfest

18 - July - Laukaa, FL - John Smith Festival

19 - July - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metal Festival

20- July - Gävle, SE - Gefle Metal Festival

26 - July - Ternopil, UR - Faine Misto

1 - August - Kostrzyn nad Odrą, PL - POLandROCK

3- August - Wacken, GR - Wacken Open Air

9 - August - Villena, ES - Legends del Rock Festival XIV

10 - August - Kortrijk, BL - Alcatraz Metal Festival

15 - August - Dinkelsbuehl, DE - Summer Breeze

16 - August - Moravsky Krumlov, CZ - Rock Heart Festival

17 - August - Hamburg, DE - Elb-Riot

18 - August - Brittany, FR – Motocultur

 

SUPPORTING BABYMETAL

4 - September - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

6 - September - Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy Theater

8 - September - Washington, DC - Anthem

11 - September - Boston, MA - House of Blues

13 - September - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore

15 - September - New York, NY - Terminal 5

18 - September - Detroit, MI - Fillmore

20 - September - Chicago, IL - The Aragon Ballroom

21 - September - St. Paul, MN - The Myth

23 - September - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

24 - September - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom

27 - September - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater

28 - September - Salt Lake City, UT - Union Event Center

30 - September - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

1 - October - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee

4 - October - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

5 - October - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

 

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SOUTHERN AVENUE TURNS UP THE RETRO-SOUL HEAT WITH THEIR SOPHOMORE RELEASE KEEP ON

“Keep On reminds us of the power of the ensemble and serves as an important example of how the past can shine a bright light on the future … “Savior,” the latest single from the new collection, offers listeners a glimpse of the collective's soulful and seeking nature.” — Pop Matters

We expect Southern Avenue to make another leap toward fame with their second album, Keep On ... The dynamic outfit has expanded its vision to embrace new musical challenges, and these prodigiously talented young musicians have met them all.” —ELMORE MAGAZINE

Of all the threads of blues and soul woven through this year’s Beale Street Music Festival, few have been more inspiring than Memphis’ own Southern Avenue. From the beginning, they've struck many as marking a watershed moment, not only for their youthful enthusiasm for older forms, but as a flagship act for the briefly revitalized Stax label. Since their first gig in September of 2015, they’ve gone from success to success, to the point where an appearance at Memphis in May’s musical extravaganza is the norm, not the exception.— MEMPHIS FLYER

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 –
The boundary-breaking Memphis combo Southern Avenue continues its musical revolution, which began with its debut album on the Stax record label in 2017. The group embodies an effortlessly organic soul/blues/R&B fusion reflecting the band members’ diverse roots.  With its second album, Keep On, released on May 10, 2019 via Concord Records, the dynamic outfit has expanded its gritty style to embrace new musical challenges and a more expansive creative vision.

Southern Avenue combines the talents of a prodigiously talented set of young musicians who bring their individual backgrounds and wide-ranging musical interests to the table, carrying the Southern soul legacy into the 21st century while showcasing the powerful chemistry and electrifying live show that they’ve honed through extensive stage and studio experience. Since the first release, they’ve played in more than a dozen countries, wowing audiences at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest and Lockn’.

Guitar phenom Ori Naftaly originally built his reputation in his native Israel before joining forces with deeply expressive Memphis-bred singer Tierinii Jackson and her subtly powerful drummer sister Tikyra Jackson. The band’s lineup is rounded out by versatile keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax Records’ renowned music academy.

Keep On brilliantly captures Southern Avenue’s combustible chemistry, with the emotion-charged energy of such distinctive originals as Whiskey Love, Savior, Too Good for You, and We Are Not So Different, reflecting the players’ evolving talents as well as the influence of the extensive roadwork that they’ve invested in the band. The album was recorded with producer Johnny Black (Jessie J, Daughtry, Estelle) at Memphis’ legendary Sam Phillips Recording, and includes guest appearances by seminal Stax Records artist William Bell, and a horn section comprised of Art Edmaiston (JJ Grey & Mofro, Gregg Allman) and Marc Franklin (The Bo-Keys, Gregg Allman).

Notable upcoming tour stops include the Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, Calif. and Dingwalls in London in May; Electric Forest in Rothbury, Mich. in June; Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Ore. and Interstellar Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, in July; Telluride Blues in Colo. in September; and a Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas run in November with Tedeschi Trucks Band.  The very busy and ever evolving full tour schedule is available below.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
May 11 – Natchez, MS – Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil
May 18 – Springfield, MO – Stomp the Blues of Homelessness
May 19 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Blues Festival
May 24 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
May 25 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
May 26 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
June 21 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
June 22 – Pine Bluff, AR – Pine Bluff Regional Park Amphitheatre
June 27 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
June 28 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
June 29 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
June 30 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
July 3 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
July 6 – Portland, OR – Waterfront Blues Festival
July 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
July 11 – Asbury Park, NJ – Jams on the Sand
July 12 – Nescopeck, PA – Briggs Farm Blues Festival
July 13 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
July 25 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival
July 26 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival
July 27 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival
July 28 – Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
August 1 – Lander, WY – Lander Live
August 2 – Montrose, CO – Montrose Summer Music Series
August 4 – Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammothe Festival of Beers & Bluesaplooza
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Café
August 8 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
August 10 – Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
August 17 – Roseland, VA – Music in the Blue Ridge
August 24 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Festival
September 12 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
September 13 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
September 22 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon and Beyond
October 26 – November 2 – San Diego, CA – Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
November 6 – Houston, TX – The hObby Center for the Performing Arts
November 8 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
November 12 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
November 14 – San Antonio, Tx – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
November 16 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS RELEASE NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TRAPLINE

DROP MUSIC VIDEO FOR BOUJEE NATIVES

ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF TRAPLINE TOUR

“…one of the best groups rapping in Canada…” – Exclaim!

“…a sprawling 18 track address to all those who would try to classify the group in anything but its own genre…it’s safe to say that this is not your average rap record. – Vancouver Sun

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – Trapline – the new full-length album from Haisla Nation rap duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids – is out today. The record brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats and woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. With the album, the group has dropped a brand new music video for the track, Boujee Natives, which premiered today via Complex. Have a look here and listen to Trapline here.

“When you think of boujee, you think of an elite class of people with an appetite for luxury and high-end materials,” comments SNRK. “When we say ‘Boujee Natives’ we are letting you know our wealth lies in our culture, traditions, and everything Mother Earth provides for us. Boujee Natives stems from our belief that everyone is an artist in one way shape or form and that we were all created to create but it’s up to us as individuals to find out what that is for ourselves. We wanted to showcase all the badass First Nations artists that have welcomed us into their worlds as we were coming into ourselves and developing our artistry into what it is today. We are the creators, we are inspired natives, not native inspired, and we like to rock our shit, we dem Boujee Natives.

The duo is currently on tour with debut performances in Europe, and has announced the second leg of their Traplines tour, including festival appearances across Canada through the summer. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

ABOUT SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS:
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.

Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.

Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

TRAPLINE TRACKLIST:
Wa’wais (Skit)
Rebirth (feat. Tanya Tagaq)
Son of a Matriarch (feat. The Sorority)
Creator Made an Animal (feat. Boslen)
I Can’t Remember My Name (feat. Shanks Sioux)
Lost Tribe (feat. Kimmortal)
Hooligans (feat. Brevner)
Boujee Natives
Mama’o Su’ames (Skit)
Urban Legend
Granny Kay (Skit)
Crazy
Aliens vs. Indians (feat. Cartel Madras)
Savage Mob (feat. Nooky & Birdz)
No Bait (Skit)
Hunger Games (feat. Brevner)
Nolaxw, Nolaxw, Nolaxw (Skit)
Yuck-Sue-Yaach

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - Bird - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - Old Market Square - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC
July 6/7 – Mariposa Folk Fest – Orillia, ON
July 12/13 – Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON
July 14 – Folk On The Rocks – Yellowknife, NT
July 19 – Ness Creek M.F. – Big River, SK
July 20 – Starbelly Jam – Crawford, BC
August 2 – Sappyfest  - Sackville, NB
August 4 – Artswells – Wells, BC
August 14 – Up Here – Sudbury, ON
August 17 – Cumberland Wild – Cumberland, BC


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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BLUES LEGEND KEB’ MO’ SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM OKLAHOMA JUNE 14 VIA CONCORD RECORDS

OKLAHOMA FEATURES CAMEOS FROM TAJ MAHAL,
ROSANNE CASH, ROBERT RANDOLPH, JACI VELASQUEZ AND KEB’ MO’S WIFE ROBBIE BROOKS MOORE

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – “I'm more interested in pleasing myself, and making records that make me feel proud and make me feel like I've done my best. And if other people like it, that's gravy.” states Keb' Mo', assessing his new release, Oklahoma, set for release June 14, 2019 on Concord Records.

Indeed, in his quarter-century as a recording artist, the charismatic singer/guitarist/ songwriter and four-time GRAMMY Award winner has consistently made music that reflects his own passions and interests. In the process, he's earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music.

That's the case throughout Oklahoma, whose expansive creative vistas reflect the eponymous state's wide-open spaces. With noted musical veteran, Colin Linden (The Band, Bruce Cockburn) heading up production duties, the album's 10 tracks encompass Keb' Mo's diverse talents, with the artist delivering some of the most adventurous and personal work of his career.

"When you are in a certain part of your life, the concept of an album is woven into the process," he says. “All of these songs stemmed from important issues and topics worldwide that really resonated with me during the time we were recording the project."

 

The inspiration for the title track, Oklahoma, started with a visit to the state in 2013 for a benefit show with Kenny Wayne Shepard. Keb' witnessed first-hand the aftermath of a destructive tornado. "I thought about what it must be like to live in Oklahoma and all the great people that have come from Oklahoma," he recalls. With just a melody in his head for a song about Oklahoma and little personal connection to the state, the title track was almost never conceived. That is until the hands of fate led him to the meeting of, and songwriting session with Dara Tucker, an Oklahoma native. Together, they set about to portray the complicated depth of American history played out in her home state. Native American connection and tragedy, natural and man-made disasters, incredible musicians and the Tulsa Sound, and western ruggedness and fortitude are all themes. Notable is the mention of Greenwood/Archer and Pine, known as “Black Wall Street” which was infamously destroyed in 1921 in one of the most devastating massacres in the history of US race relations.

 

Making a cameo appearance, Robert Randolph, masterfully adds a haunting air with his lap steel. "We chose to make the song sound light-hearted and ultimately about resilience," Keb' says. "Then Robert came in and added some musical flavor. The result was beautiful, and I thought it had to be on the record, and ultimately, what I chose to be the album's title."

Having already established his adventurous taste in musical collaborators, Keb' has assembled an appropriately impressive cast for Oklahoma. Rosanne Cash lends her powerful voice and uncompromising presence to the timely feminist anthem, Put A Woman In Charge.

"That was supposed to be a stand-alone single, but I loved the way it turned out, so I had to put it on the album," Keb' notes. "I'd never worked with Rosanne before, but somebody suggested that she might like it. She said yes, and she put down her part, and it was just so badass."

Keb' says of the song, "It's about putting some nurturing feminine energy into how our country operates."

Meanwhile, Christian/Latin-pop star, Jaci Velasquez, lends stirring background vocals on This Is My Home, a heartfelt tribute to the struggles of immigrants that effortlessly humanizes an often divisive issue.

Elsewhere on Oklahoma, legendary roots-music icon, Taj Mahal, who previously collaborated with Keb' on their GRAMMY Award-winning 2017 album, TajMo, reconnects for the moving environmental anthem, Don't Throw It Away, and The Way I, poignantly tackles the subject of depression. The breathtakingly intimate love song, Beautiful Music, features a memorable duet performance by the artist and his wife, Robbie Brooks Moore.

Overall, Oklahoma—which Keb' has dedicated to his late mother, Lauvella Cole, who passed away in September 2018 at the age of 91—maintains an impressive level of emotional engagement throughout, making it one of his most compelling collections. "I'd been working on a lot of records for other people, so I worried that it might be a weak record because I didn't have my eye on the ball and was spreading myself too thin. But when all was said and done, we found the songs and we got the feeling right, and now I feel really, really proud of it."

Indeed, since arriving on the scene in the early 1990s, Kevin Roosevelt Moore (rechristened Keb' Mo' around 1994) has earned a reputation for his mastery of multiple blues styles, his ability to combine traditional approaches with a contemporary attitude, and for his timeless storytelling sensibility. In addition to releasing a series of acclaimed albums, he's lent his talents to a variety of theater and film projects, and collaborated with a wide range of prominent musicians from various genres, as well as having his songs covered by a broad array of notable artists. He's also a vocal advocate for the preservation of the blues, and is active in charities that support music education.

Keb's guitar playing has garnered him his third invite to Eric Clapton's prestigious Crossroads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb' Mo' Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb' Mo' Limited Edition Signature model. He has been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary Can't You Hear the Wind Howl, appeared three times on the television series, Touched By An Angel, played a leading role on Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground, and performed for President Obama at the White House.

“At some point, I began to realize that it's not just about writing a good song with a good hook and good lyrics, but it's also about writing songs that had something going on inside," asserts Keb', who, nine years ago, moved his family from Los Angeles to Tennessee. "So I started spending a lot of time rewriting lyrics, recording, rerecording, and really working hard at it. I got to a place where I understood the anatomy of how lyrics can work, and how I can use them to put some substance into the song. It's like jelly donuts. I don't even like jelly donuts, but you know that every time you bite into one, there's gonna be something inside. At some point, I realized that you have to tell a story in some way, shape or form, and this record is a continuation of that realization."

 

Oklahoma Track Listing:

1.I Remember You

2.Oklahoma

3.Put A Woman In Charge (Featuring Rosanne Cash)

4.This Is My Home

5.Don’t Throw It Away

6.The Way I

7.Ridin’ on a Train

8. Should’ve

9.Cold Outside

10.Beautiful Music (Featuring Robbie Brooks Moore)

 

TOUR DATES

May 7 - Rouge Theatre - Grants Pass, OR

May 8 - Arkley Center for the Performing Arts – Eureka, CA

May 9 - Cascade Theatre – Redding, CA

May 10 - Fox Theatre - Redwood City, CA

May 11 - Golden State Theatre – Monterey, CA

May 14 - Livermore Valley PAC – Livermore, CA

May 15 - Harris Center – Folsom, CA

May 16 -Luther Burbank Center - Santa Rosa, CA

May 18 - Poway Center for the Performing Arts – Poway, CA

May 19 - Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts - Thousand Oaks, CA

May 21 - Fox Theatre – Tucson, AZ

May 22 - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, AZ

June 7 - Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN

June 9 - Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN

June 14 - Cabot Theatre – Beverly, MA

June 15 - The Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownsfield, ME

June 16 - Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NH

June 17 - Sony Hall - New York, NY

June 19 - The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY

June 20 - Palace Theatre - Greensburg , PA

June 22 - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua- Bayfield, WI

July 1- Colston Hall - Bristol

July 2 - Union Chapel - London

July 4 - Tivoliredenburg Hertz - Utrecht

July 6 - Ulmer Zelt - Ulm

July 7 – Muffathalle - Munich

July 9 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen

July 17 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna

July 18 - Poolbar Festival - Feldkirch

July 21 - Blue Balls Festival - Lucerne

July 23 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

July 24 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

August 25 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

September 5 - Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

September 6 - Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

September 7 - Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX

September 10 - Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre – Hattiesburg, MS

September 12 - The Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI

September 13 - Northshore Center for the Performing Arts – Skokie, IL

September 14 - Michigan Theatre - Ann Arbor, MI

September 15 - Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH

September 17- Peace Center – Greenville, SC

September 18 - McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square- Charlotte, NC

September 19 - Gaillard Center – Charleston, SC

September 25 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 26 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 28 - Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO

October 4 - Revolution Hall – Portland, OR

October 6 – TBD - Seattle , WA

October 9 - The Egyptian Theatre – Boise, ID

October 12 - Eccles Center - Park City, UT

October 26 - Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise - San Diego, CA

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RHYE RELEASES SPIRIT TODAY WITH VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK NEEDED

BUY AND STREAM NOW

SHOWS IN WINNIPEG, SASKATOON, CALGARY
EDMONTON, VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA THIS FALL

HOMETOWN SHOW IN TORONTO
AT CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL ON MAY 25

"These are songs about love in my life, but also about the love for piano brought back into my life."  - Milosh

Toronto, ON — May 10, 2019 — Today, Rhye releases the new eight-track piano project, Spirit, and shares the music video for lead single, Needed. The video was directed and edited by Mike Milosh, conceptualized and produced by Milosh and his partner, Geneviève Medow Jenkins, and choreographed by Lisa Eaton. Watch it here.

Milosh notes that, "The video for Needed is a visual expression of the lyrics, a collection of interpretations and emotions created by the song itself. I took a fly-on-the-wall approach with each of the dancers and actors as they each had their own experience with the music. I just asked them to let go. It was an honor to witness these artists be so vulnerable and trusting, to capture these intimate moments that moved within each of them."

Born out of falling in love with playing the piano again, Spirit captures the subtle magic of gentle moments. "About a year and a half ago, my girlfriend surprised me with a borrowed piano," Milosh says. "It wasn’t in the best shape, but it made itself at home in my apartment and I started playing it every morning… just messing around at first, but it slowly became a morning ritual I couldn’t shake." Out of the many sketches, Spirit started to take shape. "It's a collection of songs I did alone in the studio with just a piano, intertwined with collaborations with some of my favorite piano-based musicians." 

One such musician is Dan Wilson (formerly of Semisonic with co-writing credit on Adele's "Someone Like You"), who co-wrote Needed. On the track, Milosh and Wilson's songwriting chemistry is evident. There's an undeniable loveliness in the song's sparse and cavernous arrangement, where strings, guitar, and synths add rich textures to the melody, while simultaneously allowing a single grand piano and Milosh's voice to stand at the center.

Elsewhere on Spirit, Ólafur Arnalds adds plush piano chords and lilting melodies to the relaxed, beat-driven, Patience,  while Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) layers wistful, dancing piano refrains to the project's yearning finale, Save Me,  which he co- wrote and arranged with Milosh.

An additional standout track is Wicked Dreams,  which grooves through a dense and ever-evolving arrangement of cascading piano, rich bass, fuzzed-out electric guitar, and a multitude of synth flourishes with curiosity and levity.

Spirit is out now with vinyl pre-order available now and ships June 28th. Pre-order the vinyl HERE.

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Tour Dates:

May 11 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ Corona Capital

May 14 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Rio 70

May 17 - Mexico D.f., Mexico @ El Plaza Condesa

May 18 - Querétaro, Mexico @ Pulso Festival

May 25 – Toronto, Ontario @ CBC Music Festival

May 29 - Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

June 1-2 - Kodama, Japan @ FFKT Festival

June 15 - Madrid, Spain @ Paraiso Festival

June 17 - Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal

June 18 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg

June 20 - Katowice, Poland @ Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice 2019

June 21 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Bel Etage

June 22 - Tbilisi, Georgia @ Tbilisi Open Air

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

August 11 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ Feist)

August 13 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ Feist)

August 15 - Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery (w/ Feist)

September 15 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick

September 17 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Coors Event Centre

September 19 - Calgary, Canada @ The Palace

September 20 - Edmonton, Canada @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

September 23 - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue

September 24 - Victoria, Canada @ Capital Ballroom

 

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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  

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HAVIAH MIGHTY RELEASES NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR TODAY

PERFORMING AT THE GREAT ESCAPE
IN BRIGHTON, UK THIS WEEKEND

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES AT FESTIVAL D’ETE
NORTHERN LIGHTS, NXNE AND HILLSIDE ANNOUNCED

WATCH EXCLUSIVE CBC FIRST PLAY LIVE

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – Today, Haviah Mighty shares 13th Floor - her most fully-realized album to date. Received to critical acclaim, the album is an outspoken, raw testament to the underdog experience. Stream and purchase the album here. You can catch Haviah’s incredible live set at festivals across Canada this summer, including NXNE, Northern Lights, Festival D’ete and Hillside, with more to be announced - see below for a complete list of dates.

“13th Floor is a metaphor for the marginalization we face, that is dismissed by those who don’t understand it,” Haviah says. “It is the discussions we choose not to have; it is the narratives they pretend don’t exist. Sonically, this body of work blends Hip-Hop/R&B elements and experimental vocals, taking lyrical snapshots of Haviah Mighty’s past, present and potential future and weaving personal thoughts and experiences into the music.”

In advance of the album release, Haviah made waves across Canada, sharing insight on the album through conversations with etalk, ELLE Canada, NOW Magazine, SOCAN, Rudy Blair, Canadian Musician, Kreative Kontrol and The Strombo Show. Audiences witness her deliver fierce bars on Sideways Studio, Breakfast Television and an exclusive performance of the album on CBC’s First Play Live.  

13th Floor is Haviah’s most fully realized body of work to date following her acclaimed 2017 album, Flower City. In addition to being a member of renowned trio, The Sorority, Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009. 13TH Floor highlights Haviah’s vast musical influences and incredible production style. She co-executively produced the record with Tim ‘2oolman’ Hill (of A Tribe Called Red) and collaborated with numerous artists including Sean Leon (Waves), Clairmont The Second (Smoke), and her sister, Omega Mighty (Wishy Washy). Production features include 2oolman, Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and her younger brother, Mighty Prynce. 

The project is a testament to Haviah’s relentless work ethic and vast sonic influences. The album ranges from classic rap/hip-hop elements to inflections of sounds from Haviah’s Caribbean roots, frenetic electro and diverse instrumentation. The 13 tracks on the record are conceptual and fluid as they reflect Haviah’s journey over the past couple of years. Lyrical themes highlight experiences of Haviah’s upbringing, unlearning, rejecting societies deemed “ailments” to transcend expectations and perceptions of others, breaking barriers and stereotypes, the change and progression that evolves from challenges, not compromising to accommodate, and passages to self-love. 

Haviah teased the album by consecutively releasing its first four tracks paired with captivating visuals. The anthemic Blame was produced by Haviah’s younger brother, Mighty Prynce. Previous singles included Wishy Washy, another sibling collab with Haviah’s sister, Omega Mighty. Previous singles, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon, and In Women Colour (co-produced with Obuxum) released on International Women’s Day. All videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork.

Last winter, Haviah rocked stages during JUNOFest in London, Ontario and the red carpet, celebrating her winning spot in the 2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. She headed south to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, for her first US show. Uproxx reported her rocking the full room with cool professionalism and electric energy, while Riff Magazine praised her confident style and firecracker personality was likely to have made many new fans in Idaho’s largest city.” 

About Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

Buy/stream 13th Floor:  foundation-media.ffm.to/13thfloor

 

Watch:

Blame: foundation-media.lnk.to/Blame

Wishy Washy (ft. Omega Mighty): foundation-media.lnk.to/WishyWashy

Waves (ft. Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves

In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES:
May 17 – Rotterdam, NL – New Skool Rules – Outside Stage (EE2 Stage) (Tickets)
May 19 – Rotterdam, NL – New Skool Rules – Bird (Tickets)
June 2019 – Toronto, ON – NXNE Festival
July 4 – Sudbury, ON – Northern Lights Festival (Tickets)
July 12 – Quebec City, QC – Festival d’etéde Quebec - Fibe Stage (
Tickets)
July 14 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival (
Tickets)
July 27-28 – Denver, CO – Underground Music Showcase (Tickets)
August 2-4 – Sackville, NB – Sappyfest (Tickets)

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JENN GRANT SHARES NEW SINGLE KEEP A LIGHT ON

NEW LP LOVE, INEVITABLE OUT MAY 31

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK

“Grant's gorgeous voice swoops and soars across shimmering pop anthems, folk gems, and sunset ballads.” – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – Today, Jenn Grant shares Keep A Light On – the second single from her new album, Love, Inevitable, which is set for release on May 31st. The video for the dreamy track premiered yesterday via PopMatters, who dubbed the song the “aural equivalent of a warm embrace”. Watch Keep A Light On here.

"I was excited to work with (director) Samantha Scaffidi because she creates these beautiful little films,” says Grant. “We talked about where our work comes from, and this idea of 'the special nowhere.’ There is a place where songs and stories come from and you're not quite sure where or why but they find themselves through you and become your story to tell.”  

Love, Inevitable is the follow up to 2016’s Paradise, around which Consequence of Sound called out Grant’s “majestic vocals” and Stereogum noted she created something that’s both a bit familiar and a little otherworldly.”  This magical quality of the Halifax folk-pop singer’s songwriting and performance continues all around Love, Inevitable. Yet, the upcoming album marks a period of change in Grant’s life; after making four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell (and being nominated for a JUNO three-times), Grant teamed with Grammy-nominated American producer and engineer, Tucker Martine to record the new LP.  Further, Grant went through a period of massive personal change – she discovered she was pregnant during the recording process. Love, Inevitable is and isn’t about motherhood. A direct conversation of motherhood is omitted and instead we’re left with an impression of this process; “Some of the guitar songs I wrote in this little window of a few days where I felt this kind of energy around me. I didn’t know I was pregnant yet and those were when those songs were written,” Grant reflects.  

The record’s title comes from a moment when she heard Martine’s wife, Laura Veirs, singing the Daniel Johnston song, True Love Will Find You in the End. She found symmetry here, remembering how her husband used to sing her that song as well.  The song reminds Grant of her own trek back to both herself and to finding her own family.

Grant will be on tour across North America this spring and summer, kicking off the Canadian leg next Tuesday (May 14) in Winnipeg, and wrapping up in Toronto on June 1st. Tickets are available here.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 14 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
May 15 – Regina, SK – Artesian on 13th
May 16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
May 17 – Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper
May 18 – Calgary, AB – Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
May 21 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Café
May 22 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar, Hume Hotel
May 23 – Nanaimo, BC – St. Andrew’s United Church
May 24 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

June 4 – New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 23-25 – Denmark – Tønder Festival

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ESPERANZA SPALDING’S “TRULY INTOXICATING” 12 LITTLE SPELLS OUT TODAY VIA CONCORD RECORDS

WATCH VIDEO FOR LEST WE FORGET

VINYL/CD/DOWNLOAD INCLUDES FOUR NEW SONGS

“[Spalding is well over a decade into one of the most fruitful and strikingly original careers in contemporary pop,”ROLLING STONE

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – Esperanza Spalding’s “truly intoxicating” (NY Times) 12 Little Spells is out on vinyl, CD and download today via Concord Records.  The cutting-edge creator released this new album digitally in the fall, and it subsequently appeared on a number of Best of 2018 lists including the NY Times, Rolling Stone and Billboard. The physical version of the album comes with an additional four new songs, all of which were recently written and recorded in Brooklyn. Watch the video for Lest We Forget here. 12 Little Spells includes packages that range from signed test pressings, a signed USB drive, colored vinyl and more: www.esperanzaspalding.limitedrun.com

12 Little Spells includes packages that range from signed test pressings, a signed USB drive, colored vinyl and more: http://esperanzaspalding.limitedrun.com/

12 Little Spells was first penned by Spalding while on a writing retreat at a castle in Italy - inspired by the healing properties of art, how music and the body interact, and her interest in Reiki. Each spell is based on a different body part, exploring the way the hip moves and bares weight, the feeling of blood pumping through veins and beyond.  Spalding recorded the album with her band in just a few days, and then released each spell with its own video on her Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages over the course of 12 days – the videos combined are at 4 million views and counting.  In November and December, she unveiled a completely new live concert with a customized stage design, gowns designed for her by Diego Montoya, choreography and projected images – limited to just 12 performances.

Spalding also joined John Legend to perform on The Voice in December, performed to honor Wayne Shorter at the Kennedy Center Honors, sat down for an extensive career-spanning Fireside Chat with Red Bull Radio, one of their flagship programs, and was profiled by Vanity Fair and Office Magazine. 

Praise for Esperanza Spalding:

*Top 28 Albums of 2018 - NY Times

* Best Jazz of 2018 - NY Times

* Best Albums of 2018 - Rolling Stone

* Best Jazz of 2018 - Billboard

“Truly intoxicating” – New York Times

“[Spalding] is well over a decade into one of the most fruitful and strikingly original careers in contemporary pop…the conceptual hook of 12 Little Spells only hints at the radically inventive nature of the songs themselves” – Rolling Stone, 4 out of 5 stars

“Magic…pure imagination and also incredibly tactile” – NPR Music

“Dazzling” – Essence

12 Little Spells Tracklist:

1. 12 Little Spells - Thorasic Spine

2. To Tide Us Over – Mouth

3. Until the Next Ful - Eyes

4. Thing - Hips

5. Touch in Mine - Fingers

6. The Longing Deep Down - Abdominal Portal

7. You Have to Dance - Feet

8. Knowing Now - Solar Portal  

9. All Limbs Are - Arms  

10. Readying to Rise - Legs

11. Mind/Brain - Dancing the Animal

12. With Others - Ears  

13. Lest We Forget - Blood

14. How To - Hair  

15. Move Many - Joints

16. Ways Together - Shoulder  

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DENZEL CURRY SHARES NEW SINGLE RICKY

 

JOINING BILLIE EILISH & $UICIDEBOY$
ON NORTH AMERICAN TOURS THIS SUMMER

SHOWS IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11
LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12 AND OSHEAGA AUGUST 2

PLAYING ROLLING LOUD MIAMI THIS WEEKEND

Toronto, ON – May 8, 2019 – Today, Denzel Curry shares a new single, marking his first official release since his critically-acclaimed breakout album, TA13OO in 2018. RICKY, named after Denzel's father, is an introspective look at his childhood in Miami, with Denzel delivering powerful memories from his youth and detailing the wisdom his father passed down to him. Watch it here.

The single's accompanying video, directed by BLACK BALLOONS collaborator Twelve'len, captures scenes of Denzel's childhood in Miami. The video was filmed in the backyard of MMA and brawling legend Dada 5000, where Dawg Fight, the documentary on the backyard brawling scene in Miami, was filmed. Denzel's late brother, Treon, was actively involved in backyard brawling and often fought in this same yard during Denzel's childhood. The video also features Dada 5000 as a referee and an appearance by Chocolate, a fighter who was featured in the documentary.

The new single arrives as Denzel gears up to join Billie Eilish on tour across North America, beginning May 29 in San Francisco, with stops in Toronto on June 11 and Laval, QC on June 12, and ending July 13 in San Diego. He will make festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands to follow in August. Denzel will then join the $uicideBoy$ on a North American tour run beginning July 27 in San Diego and concludes August 23 in Los Angeles.

Watch RICKY above, find full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Denzel Curry coming soon.

Stream and purchase RICKY here

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:
May 12 - Miami, FL - Rolling Loud

May 24-26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling

May 29 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center^

June 1 - New York, NY - Governor's Ball

June 2 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park^

June 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair^

June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

June 7 - Kansas City, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena^

June 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory^

June 9 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom^

June 11 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage^

June 12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell^

June 14 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion^

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The MET Philadelphia^

June 18 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17

June 19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall^

June 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^

June 21- Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater^

June 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground

June 23 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park^

June 28 - Wretcher, BE - Rock Wretcher

June 29 - Stockholm, SE - Lollapalooza Stockholm

June 30 – Moscow, RU – Locals Only Festival

July 3 - Oslo, NO - Kadetten

July 4 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

July 5 - Zamardi, HU - Balaton Sound

July 6 - Dublin, IE - Longitude

July 7 - London, UK - Wireless

July 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre^

July 13 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater^

July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle

July 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

July 27 – San Diego, CA – SOMA*

July 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide Event Center*

July 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory*

July 31 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center*

August 1-4- Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 

August 2 - Montreal, QC Osheaga

August 7 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre*

August 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Ampitheatre*

August 9-11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

August 13 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre*

August 14 – Milwaukee, MI – Eagles Ballroom*

August 18 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Ampitheatre*

August 19 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom*

August 21 – Magna, UT – The Great Saltair*

August 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall*
^ = w/Billie Eilish
* = w/$uicideBoy$

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Black Balloons:
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Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

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LORD DYING PROGRESSIVE SLUDGE METALLERS UNVEIL NEARING THE END OF THE CURLING WORM VIDEO

MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM FULL–LENGTH OUT NOW ON ENTERTAINMENT ONE + BAND TO KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS WEEK

"...its slow build into soaring melodies and heavier sludge is extremely gratifying, feeling like a journey was accomplished over the song's runtime." – Decibel on Freed From The Pressures of Time

" Mysterium Tremendum makes guitar solos cool again...." – Exclaim!

" …a layered, intricate, downright beautiful progressive-rock opus...." – Kerrang!


“Lord Dying’s about-face came out of nowhere and it works despite the odds. Mysterium Tremendum is definitely album of the year caliber and rightfully so because it’s more than an album, it’s an experience.” Indy Metal Vault

Toronto, ON – May 6, 2019 – Portland-based progressive sludge metal titans, Lord Dying, today unveil their stunning new video for Nearing The End Of The Curling Worm. View/share the video here.

The track comes by way of the band’s Mysterium Tremendum full-length, released late last month via Entertainment One (eOne). Filmed by Nesto [www.nesto.co], the consuming, near-six-minute clip fuses performance footage with kaleidoscopic, often unsettling dreamscape imagery perfectly capturing the track’s monolithic heaviness both in sound and theme.

Lord Dying’s Mysterium Tremendum was recorded at Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer, Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and boasts the arresting planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd. A colossal, riff-heavy concept album borne out of personal sorrow, Mysterium Tremendum delivers eleven heaving tracks that examine death and what may or may not lie beyond.

Lord Dying will kick off a North American headlining tour in support of Mysterium Tremendum on May 8th in Seattle, Washington. The journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities, concluding on June 8th in the band’s home city of Portland, Oregon. Support will be provided by psychedelic doom duo Year Of The Cobra. See all confirmed dates below.

Stream Mysterium Tremendum in its entirety here.

Mysterium Tremendum is available on CD, 2XLP, and digital formats. Ordering options here.

LORD DYING w/ Year Of The Cobra:
May 8 - Substation - Seattle, WA
May 9 - The Pin - Spokane, WA
May 10 - Old School Records - Kalispell, MT
May 13 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
May 14 - Den Of Sin - Sacramento, CA
May 15 - Lexington - Los Angeles, CA
May 16 - Club Red - Mesa, AZ
May 17 - Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV
May 18 - Taos Mesa Brewery - El Prado, NM
May 19 - Streets - Denver, CO
May 21 - Gas Monkey Bar - Dallas, TX
May 22 - The Lost Well - Austin, TX
May 23 - Rudyards - Houston, TX
May 24 - Freetown Boom Boom - Lafayette, LA
May 26 - Southport Hall - New Orleans, LA
May 27 - 529 - Atlanta, GA
May 28 - Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD
May 29 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
May 30 - The Pinch - Washington, DC
May 31 - Hobart Art Theatre - Hobart, IN
June 1 - Bigs Live - Sioux Falls, SD
June 2 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
June 3 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
June 4 - Temple - Edmonton, AB
June 5 - Dickens - Calgary, AB
June 7 - SBC - Vancouver, BC
June 8 - High Water Mark - Portland, OR

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE’S PJ MASKS PREPARES TO FLY INTO THE MUSIC CHARTS WITH NEW DIGITAL ALBUM LAUNCH

EONE’S FAMILY AND MUSIC TEAMS UNITE
FOR THE GLOBAL RELEASE OF
 PJ MASKS HEROES FOREVER ON MAY 31, 2019

Toronto, ON – May 6, 2019 – Entertainment One (eOne) today unveiled details of a new digital album launch for its hit preschool animated property, PJ Masks. The new album, entitled Heroes Forever, will be released in English language only by eOne’s music division and available globally on digital streaming and download platforms from May 31st 2019.

 

The new release follows the success of the brand’s first album, PJ Masks - Here We Come, which was released in 2017 and has been a big hit with the show’s fanbase; generating 22 million streams globally on Spotify alone. More recently, a cast recording album from the live stage show, PJ Masks Live! Time to be a Hero was released in the U.S. in January 2019 to coincide with the show’s third national tour and has already gained over 1.3 million streams on Apple Music and Spotify.

Due to popular demand, eOne’s follow up album, Heroes Forever, delivers eight fresh new tracks including Save the Day, Catboy, Go Go Gekko,‘Touch the Sky Owlette, that will have pre-schoolers around the world singing and dancing along with their favourite characters from the popular TV series.

eOne’s Rebecca Harvey, EVP Global Brand Management, Family & Brands said, “Music is a core part of PJ Masks’ appeal and we’re excited to be bringing fans a new album that will transport them into the world of their favourite characters both at home and on-the-go.  As a business we are wholly committed to working cross divisionally to maximise brand potential and the fan experience.  This latest venture with eOne’s music group is an exciting approach and one that we will be developing across the Family portfolio of brands in future.”

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; digital content; and live entertainment. 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 international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; innovative music platform Audio Network; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location. 

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OPERATORS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW ALBUM TRACK I FEEL EMOTION

RADIANT DAWN OUT MAY 17                                                                   

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 28
WITH SHOWS ACROSS CANADA
                                                                 

Toronto, ON – May 3, 2019 – Operators, the synth-pop band have shared another new track, I Feel Emotion, off their forthcoming sophomore LP Radiant Dawn, out May 17, on Last Gang. The band, featuring Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks), teamed up with directors, Caleb Bardgett and Johnny Dunn, for the song’s video. 

“We‘d been working with Operators on creating a dystopian travel ad for Radiant Dawn, a sort of near-future vision of the near-former country of Yugoslavia (or an alternate universe version of it), and it quickly evolved into a larger series of these sinister-ish videos. I Feel Emotion is kinda the last episode in that saga (for now at least). Its set in a world newly-devoid of human life, and these TV sets are the last artifacts of human emotion, playing loops from lost transmissions from some other space-time.” 

Listen to I Feel Emotion here and pre-order Radiant Dawn here.

“I Feel Emotion is a song for anyone who feels like they don’t know how to be alive in the world today. The video we made for I Feel Emotion is compound nostalgia. It was inspired by a video installation I saw at an exhibition at MOMA called Toward A Concrete Utopia, Architecture in Yugoslavia 1948-1980. The installation was a stack of tv screens playing short loops taken from what looked to be old commercials and footage of people in various states of everydayness,” Devojka adds. “As a first generation ex-Yugoslavian, I was surprised to find myself fascinated and moved; the intimacy of a woman ecstatically twirling with her purse flung on her shoulder in her smart and modern skirt completely arrested me. I come from a long line of pain, and I’ve been estranged from my family for some years now. Making the video was a way to connect to this heritage; something equally familiar and foreign to me. I combed through hours of footage from old Yugoslavian films looking for those intimate moments - the moments that happen between the BIG EVENTS in our lives.”

The album's nine tracks meld raw analog hardware with Boeckner's distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound. Operators previously released album track Faithless, a song Consequence of Sound called “darkly coruscating electropop cut with just a hint of ’80s psychedelia adding to the warmth, as solid a return single as anyone could hope for.” Interspersed between the tracks are instrumental intertitles that amplify the album’s 1970s sci-fi dystopian feel. For fans of Boeckner’s catalogue, Radiant Dawn feels like the next logical step in the artist’s two-decade career, while maintaining a completely fresh energy.

Radiant Dawn was written and recorded throughout 2018 and early 2019 in Montreal and Vancouver Island. Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury played bass on the album’s closing track, “Low Life.” The album was co-produced by Wolf Parade's Arlen Thompson along with up and coming Montreal engineer Napster Vertigo. It was mastered by the Lodge’s Emily Lazar (on the heels of her 2019 Grammy® award win).

LA Weekly, after hearing a preview of the record, made it the album of the week nearly a month before its release, saying, “The first hints of greatness came with the release of EP1 in 2014, followed by the debut full-length, Blue Wave, two years later. But it's the majesty of the 14 songs that fill Radiant Dawn that show just how far this group has come.”

Operators is a Montreal based project. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavors, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalog (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.

Operators also recently announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, with stops across western Canada through June, and hitting venues across the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, and more. See all tour dates below and visit www.operatorsmusic.com for tickets links and more information.

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE
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OPERATORS ON TOUR:
May 28 - Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Good Will
June 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol
June 3 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
June 6 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs
June 7 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
June 8 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake

June 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

August 29 - Tromsø, NO - DRIV Festival

August 31 - Skopje, MK - Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 - Belgrade, RS - Elektropionir 

September 3 - Budapest, HU - Durer Kert

September 4 - Zagreb, HR - Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 - Vienna, AT - Fluc 

September 6 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

September 7 - Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 - Rijeka, HR - – Klub Zivot

September 12 - Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen

September 17 - Luxembourg, LX - De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown 

September 19 - London, UK - Sebright Arms 

September 20 - Bucharest, RO - Control Club

September 21 - Cluj Napoca, RO - Form Café 

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RHYE SHARES NEW SINGLE NEEDED AND ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD SPIRIT

CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED WITH SHOWS IN WINNIPEG, SASKATOON, CALGARY, EDMONTON, VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA

PEFORMING HOMETOWN SHOW IN TORONTO AT CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL ON MAY 25

VINYL PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY

Toronto, ON — May 3, 2019Today, Rhye announces new eight-track piano project, Spirit, and shares lead single, Needed. Born out of falling in love with playing the piano again, Spirit captures the subtle magic of gentle moments. Stream Needed and pre-save the album here.

"About a year and a half ago, my girlfriend surprised me with a borrowed piano," Mike Milosh says. "It wasn’t in the best shape, but it made itself at home in my apartment and I started playing it every morning… just messing around at first, but it slowly became a morning ritual I couldn’t shake."

Out of the many sketches, Spirit started to take shape. "It's a collection of songs I did alone in the studio with just a piano, intertwined with collaborations with some of my favorite piano-based musicians," Milosh says. One such musician is Dan Wilson, formerly of the band Semisonic and who counts Adele's Someone Like You as a co-writing credit.

On Needed, Milosh and Wilson's songwriting chemistry is evident.  There's an undeniable loveliness in the song's spare and cavernous arrangement. Needed is just right mix of strings, guitar, and synths that add rich textures to the melody while allowing notes from a grand piano and Milosh's voice stand at the centre.

“I showed up at Dan Wilson’s house not really knowing what we were going to make together.  Walking in to his place, the first thing I saw was this beautiful, old grand piano.  I sat down and just started to play.  That’s all Dan needed. He said, ‘We’re doing this,’” Milosh says of the collaboration. “The thing about Dan is, you haven’t satisfied him until you can make the hair on his arm stand up. That’s his barometer. He pushes you to that moment where you truly find the emotion that stirs him.  He wants that thing inside of you, that magic, to come out.”

Speaking on the track, Milosh says, “Needed is a song about something greater than wanting someone in your life, or to be wanted, or liked or loved.  It’s about that deeper yearning to be needed by someone you love, to feel that sense of purpose.  Maybe we don’t all feel that, but for those who do, I can only hope that this song touches you.”

Rhye will share the new tracks and favourites from 2018 release, Blood, on the road this spring. Performances across Mexico in May, with a hometown show in Toronto at CBC Music Festival on May 25, will take place before Rhye traverses Europe, before returning to the US and Canada in the fall. See below for a complete tour routing, with more to be announced. 

Spirit includes additional collaborations with musicians, Ólafur Arnalds and Thomas Bartlett. Spirit is out May 10th, with vinyl pre-order available now and ships June 28th. Pre-order the vinyl here.

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Tracklisting:

1. Dark

2. Needed

3. Malibu Nights

4. Patience (feat. Ólafur Arnalds)

5. Green Eyes

6. Wicked Dreams

7. Awake

8. Save Me

Tour Dates:

May 11 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ Corona Capital

May 14 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Rio 70

May 17 - Mexico D.f., Mexico @ El Plaza Condesa

May 18 - Querétaro, Mexico @ Pulso Festival

May 25 – Toronto, Ontario @ CBC Music Festival

May 29 - Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

June 1-2 - Kodama, Japan @ FFKT Festival

June 15 - Madrid, Spain @ Paraiso Festival

June 17 - Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal

June 18 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg

June 20 - Katowice, Poland @ Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice 2019

June 21 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Bel Etage

June 22 - Tbilisi, Georgia @ Tbilisi Open Air

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

August 11 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ Feist)

August 13 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ Feist)

August 15 - Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery (w/ Feist)

September 15 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick

September 17 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Coors Event Centre

September 19 - Calgary, Canada @ The Palace

September 20 - Edmonton, Canada @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

September 23 - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue

September 24 - Victoria, Canada @ Capital Ballroom

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www.rhyemusic.com

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  

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BAD BOOKS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM III

FIRST LP IN SEVEN YEARS OUT DIGITALLY JUNE 14th
AND PHYSICALLY JUNE 21st VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

SHARE TWO NEW SONGS LAKE HOUSE AND
I LOVE YOU, I’M SORRY, PLEASE HELP ME, THANK YOU

CONFIRMED FOR SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
WITH U.S. HEADLINE TOUR BEGINNING JUNE 19th

Toronto, ON – May 2, 2019 – Bad Books today announced their first new album in seven years, III, will be released digitally on June 14th and physically on June 21st via Loma Vista Recordings. A first glimpse of the album has also arrived through two new songs, each illustrating the strength of the two songwriting halves that form Bad Books’ stunning whole: the gorgeous, heart-rending slow burn of Andy Hull’s Lake House and the bewitching, melancholic lilt of Kevin Devine’s I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You. III — which ushers in a new era of the band featuring principal members Hull and Robert McDowell, both of Manchester Orchestra, and Devine — is now available for pre-order here.

Andy Hull on Lake House: “Lake House is quite a personal song to me. We tried to place it in a sonic environment that felt three dimensional. Instead of just hearing the song left and right, we wanted to have the sounds feel forward, backwards, above and below. Hopefully achieving a certain level of floating and immersive movements to take the listener along with the lyrical journey.”

Kevin Devine on I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You: “I wrote the song after the birth of my daughter, about the difficult time I was having reconciling some of what was so terrifying to me about that moment atmospherically/culturally with the indescribable experience I was having as a new father. And also about how even the profound joy I felt didn’t dissolve every preexisting ugly knuckle kicking around in my psyche. I’d heard this phrase offered as a prayer in a secular setting. It offers me a bit of perspective and calm when things feel overwhelming. It feels good to sing.”

When Bad Books made a surprise appearance at this year’s SXSW, armed with an entire album’s worth of new songs, the music world took notice. Those who were there bore witness to what Hull calls their new “Simon & Garfunkel in space” style — sparse structures, simple harmonies, and gorgeous sonic embellishments. But considering both their inter-personal dynamics and joyful congregation, perhaps it would be more accurate to refer to the 2019 version of Bad Books as “Simon & Garfunkel as true friends.” III doesn’t exactly pick up where their previous work left off, but rather takes a new approach to redefine Bad Books and to re-tally the sum of their parts.

When Bad Books originally formed in 2010, little did anyone figure that in just a couple years any noise from the band would become as special as an eclipse. After releasing two proper Bad Books albums by 2012 and embarking on multiple tours, the signal turned to static, leaving fans wondering if the band would ever return. Since then, the three members have stayed incredibly busy focusing on their families and bands: Manchester Orchestra has released two studio albums — most recently 2017’s acclaimed A Black Mile To The Surface — and Hull and McDowell have scored several visual projects including the 2016 feature film Swiss Army Man; Devine has released four solo albums, a live record, and a dozen of his “Devinyl” split series releases with songwriters like Craig Finn and David Bazan.


In April of 2017, the stars finally aligned in their schedules and Devine found himself in Atlanta to write with Hull and McDowell for four days. Having made two catchy, upbeat Bad Books records, the trio felt the urge to try a new approach. The original plan for the trip was for each singer to write one song, but once they were both in the same room Hull raised the stakes, challenging Devine to trade songs one-for-one with him to create a 10-song, Basement Tapes-style record. Embracing the freedom of the process in every capacity — from lyrics to attitude and scope — the band felt inspired and recognized that the only way to maintain that sensibility all the way through would be to simply take their time.


They gathered again in February of 2018 to open the sonic time capsule and reexamine their work. McDowell led the charge of injecting the songs with texture and atmosphere. The decision to throw out a traditional rhythm section in favor of an organ and foot pedals as the low-end presented a new set of challenges, but McDowell saw it as an opportunity rather than a restriction. The stripped-back nature of the work also provided an opportunity to build subtle production onto the songs’ foundations; adding piano, string arrangements, and even fuzzed-out electric guitar, the trio filled the spaces without overpowering any of the songwriting. Upon the album’s near-completion, they handed the reins to producer Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers) and mixer Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, The Killers) for final “magic sprinkling.” The result is a complete cinematic landscape on par with the peaks of Manchester Orchestra’s past work, but with the sly subtlety of Devine’s output — This is ground control to Majors Paul and Art.

Following a one-off expanded lineup performance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival this Saturday, May 4th, Bad Books will head out on their first U.S. tour in six years in June. The dates will take the three-piece throughout the east coast in June before heading westward in August. A current itinerary is below, and includes a Brooklyn show on June 27th and a Los Angeles show on August 17th. Tickets are on sale now here.

III TRACK LISTING:

  1. Wheel Well
  2. UFO
  3. Myths Made Plain
  4. Lake House
  5. I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You
  6. The Neighborhood
  7. I Wrote It Down For You
  8. Left Your Body
  9. Supposed To Be
  10. Army

BAD BOOKS TOUR DATES:
5/04 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
6/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
6/20 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
6/21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
6/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/23 - College Park, MD @ Milkboy
6/25 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
6/28 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
8/13 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
8/14 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
8/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
8/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
8/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
8/22 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
8/23 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

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WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE THE 2019 NOMINEES

2019 HERITAGE AWARD,
KEVIN WALTERS INDUSTRY BUILDER AWARD,
AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS SUMMER

MEMBER VOTING OPEN NOW UNTIL MAY 17

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING BREAKOUT WEST
IN WHITEHORSE, YT ON OCTOBER 3 & 5

Toronto, ON – April 30, 2019 – The Western Canadian Music Alliance is excited to announce the incredible artists and members of the music industry that have been nominated for the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards. The winners will be announced this fall at BreakOut West in Whitehorse, YT, taking place from October 2-6. The list of nominees can be found below, with the Heritage Award, Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award, and Hall Of Fame inductee to be announced this summer.

“We are excited to share our nominee names for the 2019 edition of the Western Canadian Awards!” exclaims BreakOut West Interim Executive Director, Nathalie Kleinschmit. “We saw nominees from all four western provinces and three northern territories this year, with a strong showing from the north, reflecting the dynamism that is taking place there. Our region is well-represented by the diversity and talent of our artists and the music they bring to the rest of Canada and beyond our borders.”

Voting is now open to members of all western Provincial or Territorial Music Industry Associations. All members will be sent an email regarding login information to vote (beginning today, Tuesday, April 30). Voting will conclude at midnight, Pacific Time, on Friday, May 17. Winners of the artistic categories will be announced on Thursday, October 3 at the WCMAwards Reception in Whitehorse, while the Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented at the Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 5.

2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS ARTISTIC NOMINEES
Blues Artist of the Year

Brandon Isaak – BC
David Gogo – BC
Jack Semple – SK
James Buddy Rogers – BC
Ndidi O – BC

BreakOut Artist of the Year
Dan Mangan – BC
Foxwarren – SK
Nuela Charles – AB
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BC
Striker – AB

Children’s Artist of the Year
Ginalina – BC
Raffi – BC
Rattle and Strum – AB
Seanster and the Monsters – MB
The Oot n' Oots – BC

Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year (Sponsored by Canadian Music Centre [CMC])
Land's End Ensemble – AB
Turning Point Ensemble – BC
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – MB
Vancouver Chamber Choir – BC
Carmen Braden – NT

Classical Composer of the Year
Allan Gordon Bell – AB
Carmen Braden – NT
Farshid Samandari – BC
Laurie Radford – AB
Owen Underhill – BC

Country Artist of the Year
Aaron Pritchett – BC
Brett Kissel – AB
Dan Davidson – AB
George Canyon – AB
Hunter Brothers – SK

Electronic / Dance Artist of the Year
Dirty Radio – BC
Humans – BC
I M U R – BC
Soulier – AB
Talltale – AB

Francophone Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique [APCM])
Alpha Toshineza – MB
Ponteix – SK
Rayannah – MB
Shawn Jobin – SK
Vaero – SK

Indigenous Artist of the Year
Carsen Gray – BC
Digawolf – NT
Diyet & the Love Soldiers – YT
Hellnback – MB
Northern Haze – NV

Instrumental Artist of the Year
Apollo Suns – MB
Five Alarm Funk – BC
Gordon Grdina's The Marrow – BC
Signs & Letters – AB
West of Mabou – SK

Jazz Artist of the Year
Al Muirhead – SK
BC Double Quartet – BC
Hard Rubber Orchestra – BC
Jodi Proznick – BC
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra – MB

Metal / Hard Music Artist of the Year
Hunting Giants – BC
Neck of the Woods – BC
Shooting Guns – SK
Striker – AB
tunic – MB

Pop Artist of the Year
Begonia – MB
Jill Barber – BC
Madison Olds – BC
Royal Canoe – MB
Sarah MacDougall – YT

Producer of the Year
Ben Kaplan, Fader Mountain Sound – BC
Madeleine Roger & Lloyd Peterson – MB
Rayannah & Mario Lepage – MB / SK
Ryan Worsley, Echoplant Sound – BC
Steve Bays – BC

Rap / Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Alpha Toshineza – MB
Bdice – BC
Merkules – BC
Snak the Ripper – BC
Vials – BC

Recording of the Year
Dan Mangan – BC
Foxwarren – SK
Jill Barber – BC
Pharis & Jason Romero – BC 
Sarah MacDougall – YT

Rock Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Stingray Music)
Dan Mangan – BC
Foxwarren – SK
Digawolf – NT
Said The Whale – BC
The Sheepdogs – SK

Roots Duo / Group of the Year
Carmanah – BC
GhostBoy – AB
Pharis & Jason Romero – BC 
Rosie & the Riveters – SK
Tri-Continental – AB / BC

Roots Solo Artist of the Year
Belle Plaine – SK
Joe Nolan – AB
John Wort Hannam – AB
Mariel Buckley – AB
Micah Erenberg – MB

Songwriter(s) of the Year (Sponsored by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada [SOCAN])
Dan Mangan, Cold In The Summer – BC
Jill Barber and Ryan Guldemond. Girl's Gotta Do – BC
Mariel Buckley, Rose Coloured Frames – AB
Pharis Romero - Pharis & Jason Romero, Sweet Old Religion – BC
Roman Clarke, Waiting – MB

Spiritual Artist of the Year
Chelsea Amber – BC
Kyle Church – AB
Ms.PANIK – BCWarren Dean Flandez – BC
West of Here – AB

Urban Artist of the Year
Hooper Turnt Sanger – BC
LOA – SK
Samurai Champs – SK
SHEA – MB
Tiny Havoc – BC

Video Director of the Year
Danie Easton - Madison Olds, Thank You – BC
Eric Peterson - Yes We Mystic, Young Evil – MB
Johnny Jansen - Said The Whale, UnAmerican – BC
Peter Ricq – Humans, Breakfast With Liz – BC
Travis Nesbitt - The Dungarees, Don't Hold Back – AB

Visual Media Composer of the Year
Brett Elliot - Church of Zombie, Welcome to the Church – YT
Burnett/Schmidt, Reawaken (Movements I-V) – AB
Jared Robinson, Canadian Mental Health Association 100 Year Anniversary – SK
Jeffery Straker, The Storm Orchestral – SK
Tim Brown, Run for Your Life – AB

World Artist of the Year
Buckman Coe – BC
Montuno West – AB
Portiia – BC
Ryan Timoffee – AB
TANGA – BC

2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS INDUSTRY NOMINEES
Audio Engineering Award

Ben Kaplan, Fader Mountain Sound – BC
Scott Franchuk, Riverdale Recorders – AB
Sheldon Zaharko, Zed Productions – BC
Spencer Cheyne, OCL Studios – AB
Steve Bays – BC

Community Excellence Award
National Music Centre – AB
The Dungarees - 24 Hour Gigathon – AB
The Park Show – BC
The Village Idiots – MB
West End Cultural Centre – MB

Excellence in Visual Design
Bronwin Parks - Feisty Creative – BC
Chris Morin – SK
Jadyn Klassen – MB
Roberta Landreth – MB
Shalom Toy - Cosmic Cavern Design – AB

Impact in Artistic Development
Dan Mangan, Arts & Crafts Productions – BC
Jessica Marsh, JAM Music Mgmt – AB
National Music Centre – AB
Paquin Artists Agency – MB
The Feldman Agency – BC

Impact in Live Music
Adam Oppenheim - Stampede Entertainment Inc. – AB
Dan Mangan - Arts & Crafts Productions – BC
Paquin Artists Agency – MB
West End Cultural Centre – MB
Winnipeg Folk Festival – MB

Impact in Music Marketing
Matt Olah - Calgary Folk Fest / Soaring Eagle Records – AB
National Music Centre – AB
The Village Idiots – MB
West End Cultural Centre – MB
Winnipeg Folk Festival – MB

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Whitehorse, Yukon from October 2-6, 2019. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to connect, share their talent, explore opportunities and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival, with over 100 shows, the Western Canadian Music Awards, as well as the conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon. 

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par Musicaction, FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

BreakOut West 2019 is funded in part by the Government of Yukon.

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ST. LUCIA ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 EP OUT NOW

INTIMATE & ACOUSTIC TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 7

SHOW IN TORONTO ON MAY 16

Toronto, ON – April 29, 2019 –
On Friday, St. Lucia released their new EP, Acoustic Vol. 1 – listen here. The seven-track EP features both songs from the band’s latest album Hyperion, as well as long-time fan favorites such as Elevate and All Eyes On You. Acoustic Vol. 1 also includes two new versions of Love Somebody, where Patti Beranek takes vocal lead for the first time, along with a Portuguese version of the track.

St. Lucia kicks off their Intimate & Acoustic tour on May 7 in Seattle. The 14-date run will see the band playing in a special stripped-down setup in some of the smallest venues they’ve performed at in years, including sold-out shows at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ Troubadour and a show in Toronto on May 17. Fans will have a chance to help the band choose each night’s setlist, visit www.stlucianewyork.com for tickets and more information.


TRACK LIST:

  1. Elevate
  2. TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME
  3. Love Somebody
  4. All Eyes on You
  5. Bigger
  6. Next to You
  7. Love Somebody (Em Português)

ST. LUCIA INTIMATE AND ACOUSTIC:
May 7 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 8 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (SOLD OUT)
May 10   Oakland, CA – The New Parish (SOLD OUT)
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
May 15 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 16 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
May 18 – Pittsburg, PA – Rex Theater
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry At The Fillmore
May 20 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (SOLD OUT)
May 21 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
May 22 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
May 22 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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TRE MISSION RELEASES VIDEO FOR HENNESSY POOL VIA COMPLEX

NEW ALBUM ORPHAN BLACK
DUE THIS YEAR VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

Toronto, ON – April 29, 2019 –
Renowned as one of North America’s first Grime emcee’s, Tre Mission returns with Hennessy Pool, which premiered on Complex and is from his forthcoming album, Orphan Black, due later this year. Watch the video here, and buy/stream the track here.

The record follows the sensationally energetic and playful release of Hockey, and the darker introspective vibes from You Can Have, both of which appear on the tracklisting of Orphan Black, yet for Hennessy Pool, Tre Mission takes it further in to the Trap world, solidifying the fact that the album is going to delve in to every corner of his influence and give us an impressive cross section of it beyond any genre boundaries.

Set against bold blood red and black backdrops, and cut away shots of Tre Mission performing to camera of the local streets, the visuals for Hennessy Pool sets the tone for the trappy, ominous beat and cautionary bars.

Whilst making his print on the UK music scene via the grime scene as both an emcee and a producer, Tre Mission has always used his lyrical artistry over varying beats and tempos, and put them to practice alongside a slew of some of the world’s finest emcees, too. Opening for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Badass, Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada, Tinie Tempah, Wiley and Skepta, he has also collaborated with Wiley, Skepta and JME for his album Stigmata, which went on to be nominated for a JUNO Rap Recording of the Year. His prolific productions have leant themselves to some of the UK’s biggest talents including Chip on Honestly ft. 67, Gets Like That & Mad With It, Jaykae Knock Door Run, Big Zuu on Manual, and Remember Remember, and even breakthrough singles for AJ Tracey on Luke Cage and Buster Cannon.

With FADER honing in on his genre defiant ways, quoting, “Mission stalks ground between grime, hip-hop, UK garage, reggae and dubstep yet never sounds anything less than right at home.”
and Noisey referring to him as “an incredibly talented rapper”, Tre Mission continues to hit out quality and intriguingly unexpected twists to his repertoire as he launches Hennessy Pool and prepares to dive headfirst in to Orphan Black.

Watch – Hockey: youtu.be/yiiy_Jn6F_s
Watch – You Can Have: youtu.be/wTp_UGCv2W0
Tre Mission on Spotify:
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www.twitch.tv/tremission

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE NDN KARS (REMIX)

NEW TRACK IS REIMAGINING OF KEITH SECOLA’S
90s CLASSIC ROCK SONG
INDIAN CARS 

GROUP IS ON TOUR THROUGH THE SUMMER 

Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 – Today, award-winning DJ collective, A Tribe Called Red, return with a new track – NDN Kars (Remix). The track is a reimagining of Keith Secola’s 1990s classic rock song, Indian Cars, and sees Tribe blending the singalong hooks of the community classic, with elements of traditional Pow Wow drums and variations of dance music. Once again, Tribe is delivering the kind of sound they are known and loved for. Listen to NDN Kars (Remix) here.

“Keith Secola is a legend of NDN music and NDN Kars is a NDN country anthem,” says Tribe’s Bear Witness. “We made this remix for him, for the fans, the ones who know, the ones who just found out, for the Halluci Nation, for pow wow dancers, drummers, singers, goers, this is for the 49, for the ones who sang or rapped along and of course for all of you who drive a one eyed pow wow pony. ‘We don't get old we just get younger’.”

Tribe’s latest album, We Are The Halluci Nation, was released in September 2016 to critical acclaim. The record earned the group a spot on the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List, a JUNO win at the 2017 Awards for Producer of the Year, and a 2018 JUNO Award for Group of the Year. 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 Tribe Called Red will be on tour through the summer, with Canadian stops in BC, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Full details can be found below, and stay tuned for more to come from the group through 2019.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
04/26: Albuquerque, NM - Gathering of Nations
04/28: New Orleans, LO – New Orleans Jazz Festival
07/13: Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory & Constellation Room
07/17: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
07/19: Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
07/20: Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
07/22: Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge
07/27: Squamish, BC - Squamish Constellation Festival
08/09: Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
08/11: Salmo, BC - Shambhala Music Festival
08/17: Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Fest
08/18: Elora, ON - Riverfest Elora

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOADNDN Kars (Remix) single artwork

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

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I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY FOUND ME UNPLUGS WITH AN ELECTRIFYING ACOUSTIC VERSION OF SINGLE CHOKE

Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 – Choke, breaking artist, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW)’s debut single, currently #18 on the Alternative radio chart with nearly 28-million streams, gets a whole new make-over today as a playful acoustic track. With iDKHOW’s creative force, Dallon Weekes, on lead vocals and bass, the acoustic Choke is backed only by ragtime-imbued piano, horns and bass, and a gleeful-sounding background chorus, all coming across like a musical theatre sing-a-long. Check out the song here.

The original Choke single is taken from iDKHOW’s debut EP, 1981 Extended Play (Fearless) and is an excellent example of Weekes’ catchy, upbeat music juxtaposed with witty, sardonic lyrics:

Now shut your dirty mouth

If I could burn this town

I wouldn’t hesitate

To smile while you suffocate and die…

…Dallon sings over the song's exuberant horn-laden chorus.

iDKHOW Weekes along with good friend Ryan Seaman on drums is currently on its first-ever US headline tour that kicked off Wednesday night with a sold-out show in Dallon's hometown of Salt Lake City.  Headline shows and festival appearances across the UK and Europe are to follow next month.  Touring is in support of Choke and the 1981 Extended Play EP that has already racked up 42.4 million streams.

Tour Dates:
April 25 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
April 28 – Big Surf Water Park – Tempe, AZ
April 29 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
April 30 – House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
May 2 – The Abbey – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Shaky Knees – Atlanta, GA
May 4 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 6 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
May 7 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May 8 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 10 – The Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
May 11 – The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
May 12 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 13 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
May 15 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 16 – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
May 17 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
May 18 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
May 25 – Slam Dunk Festival – Leeds, UK
May 26 – Slam Dunk Festival – Hatfield, UK
May 28 – Glasgow St Lukes – Glasgow, UK
May 29 – Birmingham Academy 2– Birmingham, UK
May 30 – Bristol Fleece – Bristol, UK
June 1 – Paris Maroquinerie, France
June 2 – Amsterdam Melkweg (Upstairs) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 4 – Prague Rock Café, Czech Republic
June 5 – Berlin BiNuu – Berlin, Germany
June 6 – Hamburg Knust – Hamburg, Germany
June 7 – Rock Am Ring – Nurberg, Germany, 
June 9 – Rock Im Park – Nuremburg, Germany
June 16 – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
August 9 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
August 15 – Open Air Gampel Festival, Switzerland
August 16 – St Polten Frequency Festival, Austria
August 17 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
August 18 – Pukkelpop Festival – Hasselt, Belgium

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ALEXANDRIA MAILLOT SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR MESSED IT UP

SONG COMES FROM FORTHCOMING
SOPHOMORE ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 – At the end of 2018, Vancouver Island-raised “swoon rock” artist, Alexandria Maillot, gave us a taste of new music from her forthcoming sophomore LP, with the release of singles Make It Out, and Messed It Up. Today, she shares the beautiful and heartbreaking video for Messed It Up. Watch and share it here.

"The video is a bit of a concept in itself, where several characters are antagonized by their deepest insecurities, and are tormented by the morally engrained choices they feel compelled to make,” says Alexandria. “For me, it is always extremely satisfying working on creative projects that delve into the human psyche, and we were able to extend this video concept in to several parts that will be released as individual videos throughout the year. The creation process was very collaborative, and we gathered the most talented cast and crew to be a part of the shoot.

“When I began writing the initial treatment for Messed It Up the main theme I was playing with was fate/morality,” adds director, Sterling Larose. “Whether our decisions are predetermined or if we have the power to write our own path. If we do have that power, then what is right and what is wrong and how do we decide that? Is right for us also wrong for others? After discussing with Alexandria extensively we created a visual landscape that encompasses multiple videos. Messed It Up is part 1 of that series."

Alexandria continues, "This video, much like its sonic counterpart, is equal parts inward and outward reflection. We carry loss in different ways, and through the various stages of grief, our outlook is viewed through a different lens. So often, we carry ourselves in a way that loss cannot be detected on our exterior, but the longer we leave it unaddressed, the more it begins to eat away at our physical and mental clarity.”

Alexandria Maillot’s resume is as colourful as her genre-blending timbre. Her gritted, inflective vocals and lyrical narratives have often drawn comparisons to music heavyweights such as Feist, Stevie Nicks, and Alabama Shakes’, Brittany Howard.

Performing since the age of seven, she has already amassed an impressive list credits, including being scouted by David Foster at age 12, working with Randy Bachman, and even being featured on the Oprah Winfrey network. Other credits include: Publishing songs with international artists (Stefanie Heinzmann) and TV/Film (Young and the Restless, MTV’s World of Jenks, Hallmark’s Heart of Spring, Nancy Grace, Chesapeake Shores); winning several accolades (Shore 104.3’s Best of BC $10,000 grant, LG $5,000 VanCover contest); being featured on numerous music platforms (American Airlines InFlight Entertainment, Virgin Radio’s Best of BC program, Peak Performance Project Top 20 finalist); performing at numerous festivals (Rifflandia, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Riverfest Elora, Tiny Lights, Iceland Airwaves) and touring extensively across Canada and the EU. The 2016 release of her debut album, Time, has proven to be a body of work that has merited national radio attention and widespread critical acclaim amongst industry peers and music lovers alike. 

The new record digs deep; it’s the gut wrench of a heartbreak, the belly drop of a rollercoaster. The album is abrasive, as if you are a part of an altercation, and yet, it is refreshing to the ear with its genre-defining sounds; a fusion of southern rock and old country, all wrapped up in a 90s aesthetic.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 4 - Charlottetown, PEI - East Coast Music Awards
May 16 - Vancouver, BC - Railway Stage and Beer Cafe

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www.alexandriamaillot.com

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BEAR'S DEN DEBUTS NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME

TO PERFORM ON CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY ON MAY 18

EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SPRING

Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 –
So that you might hear me, the new album from acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, is out now via Rounder Records; listen here. Additionally, the band will perform songs off So that you might hear me on CBS This Morning: Saturday on May 18.

The new music is receiving early critical praise:

[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals. – The Independent

“It is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.” – The Wild Honey Pie

Bear's Den is one of those bands that is like your favorite sweatshirt, you slip it on whenever and it makes you feel warm and at home. Doesn’t really matter the time of day / year / where you are, home is home.” – Music Baeble

Bear’s Den’s music offers some of the most profound lyrics in the modern canon.” – Atwood Magazine

There’s no avoiding falling for each and every one of Bear’s Den’s songs, or so we’ve learned since that day, so long ago, when we first found ourselves inextricably in love with early song Elysium.” – I Heart Moosia

So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

Additionally, the last episode of the band’s original podcast series—out on May 1—will feature a live-recorded Q&A between members Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar). The series, hosted by L.A.-based podcaster and the band’s former tour manger Danny Carissimi, takes an intimate dive into their new record and includes in-depth conversations about each song, their recording process and what it’s like to release a record in 2019. Listen to previous episodes here.

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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ICE NINE KILLS RELEASE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR ACOUSTIC VERSION OF A GRAVE MISTAKE

BAND ANNOUNCE RETURN TO THE UK AND EUROPE

Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 –
Boston-based metallers, Ice Nine Kills, have announced their live return to the UK this September, in support of their latest blood-drenched album, The Silver Scream, out not on Fearless Records. Alongside the announcement of the new tour dates, the band have unveiled an animated video for a new acoustic version of A Grave Mistake – check it out here.

Frontman Spencer Charnas enthuses: “We are dying to unleash the sheer horror that is, THE SILVER SCREAM, on foreign soil. I wouldn’t sleep on The American Nightmare Tour if I were you...”

The quartet were set to play the House Of Blues at Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida this Friday 26th April, but were banned from performing by Disney, who took offence to the band’s often violent imagery. Never ones to shy away from conflict, the band responded by launching a Merch range in protest. 

The band stated: “As many of you know a certain mouse-loving enterprise has deemed us too “evil” to perform at a certain Orlando venue of theirs. Rather than protest, we are accepting this seemingly misguided assumption with great honor. To celebrate the banishment, we are dedicating our ‘Nightmare on the Ninth’ monthly special to the launch of TooEvilForChildren.com

The Silver Scream, the fifth record from ICE NINE KILLS, is a definitive achievement. A conceptually driven post-metalcore masterpiece with the catchiness and spirit of pop-punk and the fist-pumping anthem power of arena rock, The Silver Scream is 13 songs of horror movie inspired madness. Just as their previous album, Every Trick in the Book, drew from classic literary works (including Animal Farm, Dracula, and Romeo and Juliet), each song on The Silver Scream is a tribute to a different iconic cinema classic, the types of movies that inspire the same sort of fandom as music. The album is the group’s most successful to date, having sold over 70,000 units and clocking over 65 million streams.

Tickets for Ice Nine Kills’ The American Nightmare tour are on sale now.

TOUR DATES:
September 10 – Munich Strom, Germany 
September 11 – Zurich Klub Komplex, Switzerland 
September 13 – Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands 
September 14 – Cologne Luxor, Germany 
September 15 – Berlin Lido, Germany 
September 16 – Hamburg Knust, Germany 
September 17 – Karlsruhe Substage, Germany 
September 19 – Paris Backstage, France 
September 20 – Norwich Waterfront, UK 
September 21 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK 
September 22 – Leeds Key Club, UK 
September 23 – Glasgow G2, UK 
September 25 – Manchester Rebellion, UK 
September 26 – Bristol Thekla, UK 
September 27 – London O2 Academy Islington, UK

www.iceninekills.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE BORED TO TEARS MUSIC VIDEO

20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR ON SALE NOW

IN TORONTO MAY 14 AND 15

SONIC BREW - 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 - 5.19 LP
OUT MAY 17, 2019

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

 

Toronto, ON – April 25, 2019 – Black Label Society, led by American guitar icon, Zakk Wylde, has released another new music video today for their song, Bored To Tears, from their upcoming album due out this spring. Once again directed by long-time director and collaborator Justin Reich, this is the second music video we’ve seen from the rejuvenated version of Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19, due out next month. The band had released the Spoke In The Wheel music video last month which can be seen here
 

Lollipops, dinosaurs, and dancing turtles.  None of those things have ever been in a Black Label Society music video until now, and the band is not stopping there. Zakk comments, “With the NEW BLACK LABEL SUPAH-EXCITING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT HIGH CALORIE BURNING video for 'BORED TO TEARS,' I told BLACK LABEL DIRECTOR O’ DOOM & DELIGHT, FATHER JUSTIN REICH, that I wanted to do an 'EXCITING' and 'TOUGH' looking video in the movie genre style of CLINT EASTWOOD & CHARLES BRONSON.”

Zakk continues, “After seeing the video, apparently FATHER JUSTIN REICH Doesn’t know who these LEGENDARY FILM ICONS are or has them confused with two other actors named CLINT EASTWOOD & CHARLES BRONSON. Every time I watch this video I’m more confused than I was during the previous viewing.”

 

Bored To Tears and Spoke In The Wheel are available as an iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive both singles as instant downloads. Spoke In The Wheel and Bored To Tears is also available on all streaming services today.

Pre-order bundles including t-shirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable, all available now. Click here for more.

Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band's back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke in the Wheel and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.

Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market - the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.


Dates began April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, with stops in Toronto on May 14 and 15, and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. 

Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 is nothing like the infamously awful, failed experiment of New Coke. This is the original formula, like Coke Classic, but spiked with Viagra, the Captain America super soldier serum, and triple the caffeine.

It’s less of a floor to ceiling remodel than it is a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for another crazy house party. Zakk Wylde and crew were careful not to mess with the magic captured on the long lost two-inch tape. Instead, they blessed the master with some note-for-note enhancement, spicing up /Sonic Brew/ with a perfected recipe. 

“I don’t want to hear 'Led Zeppelin II redone,' with the band just replaying the whole record,” notes the charismatic frontman and gregarious guitar icon. “The performances and everything is a snapshot in time. We just added on top of what was already there on the original recordings. It’s like we went in and did surgery on this thing. We took the original CD master and added things that made it stronger.” 
 

The Black Label Society studio discography is like an instruction manual on how to expertly craft heartfelt, no holds barred, heavy metal infused American hard rock. Sonic Brew was the beginning. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” Zakk marvels. 

Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable shredding have made him a beloved figure to rock audiences the world over. One part invading-horde, one part traveling carnival party, Black Label Society continues to engage and inspire, powered by caffeine and cacophony. 

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


TOUR DATES
April 25 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
April 27 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
April 28 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
April 30 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 1 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 3 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
May 4 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
May 6 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
May 9 - Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 11 - Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter
May 12 - Richmond, VA @ The National
May 13 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
May 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 17 - Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple
May 18 - Clarksville, TN @ O'Connors
May 21 - Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Oct 11 - Manchester, TN @ Exit 111 Festival

Pre-order Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19: smarturl.it/sonicbrewbls
Black Label Society on Spotify: spoti.fi/2mfdtpy

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DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

www.zakkwylde.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

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VOLUMES RELEASE COMING CLEAN EP VIA FEARLESS RECORDS TODAY

Toronto, ON – April 24, 2019 – Los Angeles quintet, Volumes – Myke Terry [vocals], Gus Farias [vocals], Diego Farias [guitar], Raad Soudani [bass], and Nick Usich [drums] — are primed to set heavy music ablaze in 2019 with their Coming Clean EP, along with an upcoming fourth full-length for Fearless Records.

Following a successful headline tour and run alongside Born of Osiris, Volumes devoted nearly eight months to piecing together their next musical chapter. They recorded throughout Southern California, working out of Butter Studios in Venice, West Alley Recording Studios, and Farias Productions. Self-producing and keeping everything "in-house and organic," they enlisted Kyle Black [Pierce the Veil, New Found Glory] and Max Schad [Veil of Maya] for an additional perspective. Ultimately, Coming Clean represents a moment of clarity both personally and artistically.

"Some of us have struggled with depression or drug issues," admits Soudani. "We've battled those demons personally and together and found a nice stability and substance. At the same time, we're coming clean with ourselves. We're men now. Life is more precious. The music reflects this honest idea of opening up."

Volumes introduce this era with the bludgeoning banger, NO LOVE [feat. Fronzilla] and it's Volumes' heaviest declaration yet with an uncanny assist by the Attila frontman and longtime friend. "It speaks on the idea of how we've come from the bottom and the dirt, but we’ve been here a long time, so you're going to have to show some respect," Soudani states. "We know where we stand. We're asserting our identity. We've found ourselves and know what we're doing."

Elsewhere, ALIVE slips between the cracks of caustic guitars and punishing growls into a soaring clean refrain, "Am I alive?" Then, there's Until the End. Evocative of what Soudani calls "the original Volumes sound," it illuminates the dynamic range of their attack, seesawing back and forth from a visceral vocal volley into a harmonic reprieve.

"Coming Clean is an emotional moment for us," Soudani says. "I hope you feel something when you hear it and gain some perspective. This is Volumes. Coming Clean hints at where we're headed in the future."

COMING CLEAN EP TRACK LISTING:
NO LOVE Featuring Fronzilla
hello goodbye
ALIVE
Revenant
Until the End
Coming Clean

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THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO SHARES VIDEO FOR IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS FROM NEW ALBUM THE OFFERING OUT ON MAY 24 VIA EONE

PERFORMING IN SOULPEPPER PRODUCTION 88KEYS IN TORONTO THROUGH JUNE                                                                                                                             

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT JASPER DANDY IN TORONTO ON MAY 26

Toronto, ON – April 24, 2019 – Today, renowned Toronto artist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, reveals the candid visuals for his single, It’s Not That Serious. The video, directed by Dan Lemoyne, captures the track and body of work from Thompson’s forthcoming album, The Offering, set for release on May 24 via Entertainment One. Hometown fans will be treated to an exclusive release show at Jasper Dandy on Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 pm. Watch It’s Not That Serious here, and purchase tickets for the show here.

In addition, Thompson announces his involvement in Soulpepper Theatre Co.’s production, 88KEYS, created by Tom Allen and Mike Ross. 88 keys, 230 strings, and 7,500 working parts make up every piano. For 300 years, it has been the vehicle through which genius is conveyed, from Beethoven and Chopin to Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Billy Joel. Mike Ross leads Soulpepper musicians on an exploration of the ‘King of the Instruments’. The production runs from June 1 to June 21, with performances at 1:30PM and 7:30PM, at the theatre in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.  The Offering will be available for sale on CD in the lobby after every performance, where Thompson will be available to sign CDs and meet patrons. Find more info and purchase tickets here.

The Offering follows Thompson’s 2018 album, A New Standard. The record was Thompson’s debut on Entertainment One, and sought to redefine the concept of the jazz standard, and included original takes on Radiohead, Bob Dylan and Laura Mvula tunes. It was recorded in a trio format, with Randall Hall on bass, and Jeff Halischuk on drums, marking a departure from the solo playing for which Thompson had become known. Buy and stream the album here.

For The Offering, Thompson has returned to the trio format. If A New Standard sought to change the conversation, The Offering seeks to create a new dialogue about what we expect from a jazz trio. Whereas A New Standard was recorded and then performed, many of the tracks on The Offering were written on stage, and put to tape after they’d been fleshed out live. This adds a presence and muscular tone to the album. The recording process itself was an attempt to capture the essence of the live experience - the element that has been attracting an ever-growing audience to the trio’s concerts.

 

With the exception, the Metheny penned, Question and Answer, Thompson, or co-written with the trio.

 

About Thompson Egbo-Egbo

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Thompson Egbo-Egbo is a pianist with a gift for memorable but harmonically complex compositions that have at their core a deep, abiding groove. A rambunctious and free spirit was channeled in a creative direction with piano lessons at an inner-city music school. After graduating from high school, Egbo-Egbo earned a degree in Music from Humber College and studied electronic production and design at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

 

After college, Egbo-Egbo found performance work in the clubs and lounges of Toronto. An ever-popular performer, many solo engagements turned in to long-term residencies at venues like The Shangri-La Hotel & Jacob’s Steakhouse.  In 2014, Egbo-Egbo released Short Stories, a collection of original solo piano compositions inspired by his residency performances.

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

TOUR DATES:
May 26 – Jasper Dandy – Toronto, ON – 2:00pm to 3:00 pm – Info & Tickets  
June 1-21 – 88KEYS – Soulpepper Theatre Co. - Toronto, ON – Info | Tickets

Thompson Egbo-Egbo on Spotify: spoti.fi/2milLNE 
Purchase/stream A New Standardsmarturl.it/anewstandard

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MOON TAXI RELEASES NEW SINGLE NOW’S THE TIME AND AN ADDITIONAL TRACK THIS WORLD VIA RCA RECORDS

BAND TO KICK OFF THE THREE-DAY NFL DRAFT IN THEIR HOMETOWN OF NASHVILLE ON APRIL 25

WATCH THE NOW’S THE TIME VIDEO HERE

LISTEN NOW’S THE TIME AND THIS WORLD HERE

Toronto, ON – April 23, 2019 –
Nashville’s-own, Moon Taxi, releases their brand new single and video for Now’s the Time, and an additional new track, This World, via RCA Records. Listen/Watch the Video for Now’s the Time, stream/buy Now’s The Time here and This World, here. Both Now’s The Time and This World are available now as a 2-track bundle everywhere via all digital service providers.

These new tracks come on the heels of Moon Taxi’s announcement that they are kicking the NFL Draft festivities, performing on the Draft Main Stage on Thursday, April 25 in Nashville, TN. Each night of the three-day NFL Draft will feature a free concert with Tim McGraw performing on April 26 and Dierks Bentley on Saturday, April 27. Go to www.visitmusiccity.com/nfldraft for the full #NFLDraft details, and follow @visitmusiccity for updates.

Moon Taxi released their 5th studio album and first for RCA entitled Let The Record Play, last year, featuring their breakthrough single Two High Two High  propelled the band to new heights, with over 118 million streams on Spotify to date, surpassing 3 million video views (lyric + official), enjoying heavy rotation play on multiple SiriusXM stations, topping the AAA radio chart #1 and charting Top 10 at Alternative Radio. Two High encourages listeners to keep looking for a positive way forward – from their own internal battles, to the ones challenging the world at large. The band performed their smash hit single on the Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Rolling Stone wrote of Moon Taxi: “Over the last few years, Nashville’s Moon Taxi have worked their way up from Bonnaroo buzz-band to something approaching Kings of Leon country, playing a pleasingly cross-bred rock – a little indie, a little proggy, kinda poppy.” NPR raved of their musicality: “Moon Taxi a jam band – that is, if its instrumental excursions weren’t so concise, carefully thought-out and frequently refined in the years they’ve spent touring.” And their hometown paper, The Tennessean declared: “Moon Taxi evolves from ‘college project’ to rock stars.”

The band has thrived on the touring circuit for years, bringing their electric performances to Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and beyond. The band also celebrated a career-defining moment as “Nashville’s own” in October '17 when they performed at a two night, sold-out run at the famed Ryman Auditorium. Their music has been embraced as well by brands using their songs for many commercial and TV placements - from JEEP, to Microsoft Surface Pro, McDonald’s, to BMW, along with landmark sporting events including the Olympics, MLB, NFL, and NHL and HBO Sports. Their songs are motivational and energizing, and they have become a “go-to” band for songs that inspire forging ahead.

Moon Taxi is Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer).

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 4 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
June 1 – Lyons, CO – Bohn Park
June 8 – Russell Township, OH – LaureLive
July 5 – Madison, IN – Roostertail Music Fest
July 13 – Louisville, KY – Waterfront Park
July 20 – Portland, ME – Thompsons Point
August 10 – Littleton, CO – Breckenridge Brewery
September 7-8 – Chattanooga, TN – Coolidge Park

Listen/Watch the Video for Now’s the Time: smarturl.it/NowsTheTime-YT

Stream/Buy Now’s The Time and This Worldsmarturl.it/MoonTaxi-NTTTW


www.mtnowsthetime.com

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HAVIAH MIGHTY RELEASES BOLD VIDEO FOR BLAME

13TH FLOOR OUT MAY 10

RELEASE SHOW ON MAY 3 IN TORONTO
AT DRAKE UNDERGROUND –
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES AT BRIGHTON, UK’S THE GREAT ESCAPE, FESTIVAL D’ETE AND HILLSIDE ANNOUNCED

WATCH VIDEOS FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR , WAVES AND WISHY WASHY

Toronto, ON – April 22, 2019 – Before Haviah Mighty shares 13th Floor - her most fully-realized album to date – on May 10, she teases the project’s array of sounds with one more single, Blame. The anthemic track was produced by Haviah’s younger brother, Mighty Prynce, with Yung Yemi and Shanik Tanna once again at the helm for its bold, vibrant visuals. Stream and watch Blame here.

This instrumental is cold and needed lyrics to match. I sat on this beat for a while, and caught the initial vibe on my first trip to LA,” Haviah reflects on the track. “I think reality started to settle in as I sat in the house/studio of Bob Marley relative, Jimmy Marley, looking out the window only to see shrubbery and hills. Thinking about how weird it was that I was there at that time, in LA, in that space with my management, 2oolman, and other creatives.”

Blame embodies a cockiness that flows effortlessly and consciously, deliberately pointing out Haviah’s edge and putting it on a pedestal. She drops lines like “open wide, she a rap book” and “your boy wanna be my boy, your girl wanna be my girl” with confidence. The drums are relentless, and create a strong base for the intense lyrics, with a ‘feeling yourself’ groove.

“Though specific to my experiences, the intrinsic message is applicable to the many facets in which we must exude our most confident self. It’s a soundtrack for day-to-day self-motivation,” Haviah adds.

The song follows Wishy Washy, another sibling collab with Haviah’s sister, Omega Mighty. Previous singles, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon, and In Women Colourco-produced with Obuxum, complete the first four tracks on the project. All videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork.

Haviah will celebrate the release of 13th Floor with a show in Toronto on May 3 at Drake Underground – tickets are available here. In addition, she has announced spring and summer festival appearances, heading across the pond to Brighton, UK’s The Great Escape in May, followed by Festival D’ete and Hillsdie Festival in July. See below for a complete list of dates.

13th Floor follows Haviah’s acclaimed 2017 release, Flower City, and highlights her vast musical influences, sharp songwriting and production style. She co-executively produced the record alongside 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Sean Leon, Clairmont The Second, and her sister, Omega Mighty. Additional production credits include Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and brother, Mighty Prynce. Pre-order the album here.

This winter, Haviah rocked stages during JUNOFest in London, Ontario and the red carpet, celebrating her winning spot in the 2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. She headed south to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, for her first US show. Uproxx reported her rocking the full room with cool professionalism and electric energy, while Riff Magazine praised her confident style and firecracker personality was likely to have made many new fans in Idaho’s largest city.” Haviah shared insight on the album’s concepts through an intimate and exclusive chat with George Stroumboulopoulos on The Strombo Show’s March 24 episode – listen here.

About Haviah Mighty
Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

Pre-order 13th Floor:  foundation-media.ffm.to/13thfloor
Buy and Stream:
Blame
: foundation-media.lnk.to/Blame
Wishy Washy (ft. Omega Mighty): foundation-media.lnk.to/WishyWashy
Waves (ft. Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves
In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES:
May 3 - Toronto, ON - Drake Underground - Album Release Show (Tickets)
May 9 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape - Marine Room (Brighton Harbour Hotel) (Tickets)
May 9 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape - Green Door Store (Tickets)
July 12 - Quebec City, QC - Festival d’etéde Quebec - Fibe Stage (Tickets)
July 14 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Festival (
Tickets)

DOWNLOADHi Res Blame Artwork | DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo
DOWNLOADHi Res Album Artwork

www.haviahmighty.com

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ALICIA KEYS JOINS PEDRO CAPÓ AND FARRUKO ON A NEW BILINGUAL RENDITION OF THE CHART-TOPPING GLOBAL HITCALMA (REMIX)

CALMA (ALICIA REMIX) BRINGS THE VOICE OF THE 15-TIME GRAMMY WINNER TO THE MUSICAL LOVE LETTER TO PUERTO RICO THAT HAS ALREADY REACHED #1 ON THE BILLBOARD LATIN AND GLOBAL YOUTUBE CHARTS

“Pedro Capó and Farruko's Calma (Remix) is taking over streaming platforms… Pedro Capó gave a romantic vibe to 2018 with his single Calm’ … Calma (Remix) is a reggae-infused song that organically meshes Capo’s pop flair with Farruko’s urban pulses. The music video is an invitation for disconnection; a subtle request to escape… The sun, the Caribbean Sea, and its beaches are the antidote for bleakness”Billboard

Toronto, ON – April 22, 2019 – One of the world’s biggest streaming hits is about to get a new voice, as 15-time GRAMMY winner, Alicia Keys, has joined Puerto Rican music stars, Pedro Capó and Farruko, on a new bilingual take on the pair’s chart-topping hit Calma (Remix). The timely result of this organic pairing, Calma (Alicia Remix), is accompanied by a new video of all three artists filmed on the beaches and streets of San Juan under the direction of Edgar Esteves.

Proudly continuing his family’s musical legacy (as the grandson of the legendary Bobby Capó), Pedro Capó is a Latin GRAMMY winning singer-songwriter and musician who is quickly becoming Puerto Rico’s next generation hit maker in the island’s tradition of standout pop vocalists. With last year’s release of his now trademark single, Calma, Capó created a welcoming invitation for people of the world over to escape the everyday chaos and stress of life with an immersion into the more relaxed beach vibe of Puerto Rico. Soon after release, urban music star, Farruko, quickly became one of the song’s biggest fans and personally reached out to Pedro about a collaborative remix.  The perfect pairing of relaxed urban beats, with the track’s laidback melody has created a widely embraced global hit that has already reached #1 on both the Billboard Latin, and Global YouTube charts, while receiving Diamond certification in the United States, Mexico and multiple LATAM and European territories on the strength of over 1.4 Billion streams and counting.

“The immensely popular video for Pedro Capó & Farruko’s Calma remix just reached an impressive milestone on YouTube… [crossing] the 900 million view mark. …making major waves in 2019,it recently enjoyed a multi-week stint atop the Global YouTube Music Videos Chart. Given its current pace, Calma should have no trouble blasting past the 1 billion mark within the next few weeks,” writes Headline Planet.

In conjunction with the ongoing success of Calma, look for Pedro Capó to connect personally with his growing fanbase with upcoming concerts in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.

TOUR DATES: 
May 4: Mexico (Venue TBA)
May 5: Feria del Tabasco - Mexico
May 24:  House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 25:  The Fillmore – Miami, FL
May 26: Valley of Tampa Scottish Rite – Tampa, FL 
May 31:  The Howard Theater – Washington DC
June 1: Brooklyn, Steel – Brooklyn, NY
June 2: Ocean Side Events Center - Boston, MA
June 6:  Minnesota, US
June 14: Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 15: Santiago de Chile, Chile
June 22: Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.|
June 28: Porto, Portugal 
June 29: Porto, Portugal
July 4: Rio Babel Festival – Madrid, Spain
July 5: Jardins Pedralbes Festival – Barcelona, Spain
July 10: Caserta Music Festival – Caserta, Italy
August 30: San Salvador, El Salvador
September 28: Coliseo de Puerto Rico – San Juan, Puerto Rico

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www.pedrocapomusica.com

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CAT CLYDE SHARES NEW SINGLE WITH ANIMATED VIDEO BIRD BONE

“Cat Clyde breathes new life into the blues.” - Nylon

“The soulful Canadian artist’s voice transcends generations, providing a fresh take on the classics.” - Ones To Watch

“The Canadian-based singer-songwriter has a knack for producing intoxicating ballads that both hurt and provide limitless amounts of bliss.” - Atwood Magazine

Toronto, ON – April 22, 2019 – Ontario based singer-songwriter, Cat Clyde, has debuted her new single, Bird Bone, along with an animated video that takes the audience through a day in the life of a cartoon eagle as he soars through the swirling colors and shapes of a transcendent world. The bluesy folk tune gives you that good kind of nostalgia, it’s heavy without weighing you down. Bird Bone is a follow up to her first two singles released this year, All The Black (which just passed half a million streams on Spotify) and Anymore. With a voice brimming with old soul and emotion, Cat finds inspiration in “embracing her own sadness and self-doubt and using it as fuel to become better.” Her intoxicating vocals and meaningful lyrics leave the listener endlessly wanting more.

Cat Clyde is a brand new artist out of Stratford, Ontario. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear. She breathes 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.

Her hit single Mama Said has over 9 million streams on Spotify alone. Cat’s debut album, Ivory Castanets, came out May 2017. Since releasing her debut album, Cat has been on a roll. She just got off a sold out tour with JS Ondara and has also wrapped tours supporting ZZ Ward and Paul Kelly across North America. In addition, Cat has shared the stage with Detroit's renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriquez (of acclaimed documentary, Searching for Sugarman), and rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves. Fans can expect a lot more music from Cat over the next few months.

Buy/stream Anymore: catclyde.ffm.to/anymore
Watch and stream All The Black: catclyde.ffm.to/alltheblack
Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: catclyde.lnk.to/ic

WATCH Like A Wave: bit.ly/2BmT0qw
WATCH Mama Said: youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI
WATCH Bird Bone: youtu.be/MbK2xCfwiJA

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www.catclydemusic.com

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INJURY RESERVE ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP INJURY RESERVE FOR MAY 17TH

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR KORUNA & LIME

PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW

Toronto, ON – April 19, 2019 – Arizona rap trio, Injury Reserve, have announced their debut album, Injury Reserve, for May 17th  via Loma Vista Recordings. The group, consisting of MCs Ritchie With a T, Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey, are the rap game Talking Heads with a Mystery Science Theater-like commentary on art and culture. Pre-order the album here.

Through the depths of the internet, they’ve always been ahead of the curve musically and aesthetically amassing a devout fan base that has only grown with the release of the first two singles/videos for Jawbreaker (featuring Rico Nasty and Proteens) and Jailbreak The Tesla (featuring Amine). Jawbreaker stirred up needed conversation calling out some of fashion’s problematic figureheads. Pitchfork pointed out that “Injury Reserve’s creativity is on display in both the song and video and the collective continuing to push the culture’s hand on an increasingly bold Ian Connor and its blatant disregard of abusers, is an added bonus.” The weekend after Jailbreak The Tesla dropped, someone literally hacked a Tesla Model 3

Injury Reserve is art scene shit stirrers, and with the release of each new video, we’re witnessing it in real time; just one of the many reasons influential A&R Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua signed them to their new label home. The new single and video for Koruna & Lime, directed by IR member Parker Corey, who directs all the group’s videos, might be their most impressive visuals to date. Taken in one shot, the M.C. Escher-esque cinematography explores impressive camera use and angles solidifying Corey’s excellence as a director on top of being an already admired producer. 

About Injury Reserve
Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special? 

For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published an 8/10 review of Live from the Dentist Office, and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.” 

They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office, where Corey’s grandfather practices, to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings, and are prepping their debut studio album, set for release this year.

Pre-order Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve

Buy and stream Koruna & Lime: found.ee/IR_KorunaAndLime

Buy and stream Jailbreak The Tesla (featuring Amine): fanlink.to/bxcH

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OPERATORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RADIANT DAWN OUT MAY 17TH VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 28TH IN CHICAGO
WITH STOPS ACROSS WESTERN CANADA

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER AND PRE-ORDER HERE                                                             

Toronto, ON – April 19, 2019 – Operators, the synth-pop band featuring Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks), have announced that their newest album, Radiant Dawn, will be out this May 17th on Last Gang Records. They recently shared the first single, Faithless, a song Consequence of Sound called “darkly coruscating electropop cut with just a hint of ’80s psychedelia adding to the warmth, as solid a return single as anyone could hope for.” Stereogum commenter, “black sheep boy” rightly proclaimed “THE BOECK IS BACK, BABY!” Listen to Faithless and pre-order Radiant Dawn here.

The album's nine tracks meld raw analog hardware with Boeckner's distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound. Interspersed between the tracks are instrumental intertitles that amplify the album’s 1970s sci-fi dystopian feel. For fans of Boeckner’s catalogue, Radiant Dawn feels like the next logical step in the artist’s two decade career, while maintaining a completely fresh energy.

Radiant Dawn was written and recorded throughout 2018 and early 2019 in Montreal and Vancouver Island. Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury played bass on Low Life, the album’s closing track. The album was co-produced by Wolf Parade's Arlen Thompson, as well as up and coming Montreal engineer, Napster Vertigo (who also produced the album).

 

The album was mastered by the Lodge’s Emily Lazar (on the heels of her 2019 Grammy® award win). LA Weekly, after hearing a preview of the record, made it the album of the week nearly a month before its release, saying, “The first hints of greatness came with the release of EP1 in 2014, followed by the debut full-lengther, Blue Wave, two years later. But it's the majesty of the 14 songs that fill Radiant Dawn that show just how far this group has come.”

Operators is a Montreal-based project. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavors, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalog (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.

 

Operators also recently announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, with stops across western Canada through June, and hitting venues across the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, and more. See all tour dates below and visit www.operatorsmusic.com for tickets links and more information.

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Radiant Dawn Tracklist:

1.Days

2.Feel Emotion

3.Faithless

4.(Public Void)

5.In Moderan

6.(Airlock)

7.Terminal Beach

8.(Object Sighting)

9.Despair

10.(Under Occupation)

11.Come And See

12.Strange

13.(The Radiant Dawn)

14.Low Life

OPERATORS ON TOUR:
May 28 - Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Good Will
June 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol
June 3 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
June 6 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs
June 7 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
June 8 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake

June 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
August 29 – Tromsø, NO – DRIV Festival

August 31 – Skopje, MK – Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 – Belgrade, RS – Elektropionir 

September 3 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert

September 4– Zagreb, HR – Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 – Vienna, AT – Fluc 

September 6 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory

September 7 – Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 – Rijeka, HR – Klub Zivot

September 12 – Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 – Colmar, FR – Le Grillen

September 17 – Luxembourg, LX – De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown 

September 19 – London, UK – Sebright Arms 

September 20 – Bucharest, RO – Control Club

September 21 – Cluj Napoca, RO – Form Café 

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS SHARE I CAN’T REMEMBER MY NAME

NEW TRACK FROM FULL-LENGTH ALBUM
TRAPLINE OUT MAY 10th

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE
WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE
AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2019 – Today, Snotty Nose Rez Kids share a new track and video from their forthcoming new full-length album, Trapline (out May 10th). Inspired by Canada’s dark, and often untold, history with the Indigenous people, I Can’t Remember My Name serves as an anthem for the “7th Generation” rising. Listen to the track and watch the video – created with JUNO-nominated director, Ben Knechtel (Carly Rae Jepsen, Scott Helman) – here.

“I Can’t Remember My Name suggests we are lost and don’t understand our position in this new world, but the lyrics tell the opposite,” Snotty Nose Rez Kids explain. “Instead of being consumed by society, we preserve everything that makes us Indigenous by staying true to ourselves through all the bullshit.

"Working with SNRK was such a dope experience,” reflects Knechtel. “I’m honoured that they trusted me with the visual for I Can't Remember My Name. I've never seen a group that can have such hype energy while simultaneously sharing important stories for the culture. The concept really centers around the broken double-sided mirror that we made. The concept of Quinton and Darren fragmented by the shattered glass as we see glimpses of Indigenous dancers in beautiful, vibrant regalia gave me chills on set. I knew we were making something special. A powerful reminder to never forget your roots and embrace where you came from."

Trapline brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

ABOUT SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS:
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.

Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.

Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 8 - The Slaughtered Lamb - London, UK
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - Old Market Square - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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HEALTH COLLABORATE WITH GHOSTEMANE ON NEW SINGLE JUDGEMENT NIGHT

OUT NOW VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

ON TOUR WITH YOUTH CODE

PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON APRIL 23
AT VELVET UNDERGROUND

FOLLOWED BY SOLD-OUT SHOW AT BROOKLYN’S
ELSEWHERE THE HALL ON APRIL 25

SECOND SHOW ADDED AT LA’S TERAGRAM BALLROOM
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND

Toronto, ON – April 17, 2019 – Today, HEALTH released JUDGEMENT NIGHT, a new single in collaboration with GHOSTEMANE. It’s their fifth collaborative track since September, and continues a prolific period of releases that includes HEALTH’s acclaimed new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, and their second video game score for Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto Online: Arena War Official Soundtrack. Listen to JUDGEMENT NIGHT via a Zev Deans-directed visual at YouTube here and at all DSPs here.

The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller are currently touring North America with Youth Code and will play tonight at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre, with a stop in Toronto at Velvet Underground next Tuesday, April 23. HEALTH’s upcoming shows at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere The Hall on April 25 and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10 are now sold out (a second LA date on May 11 is now on sale). See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates.

JUDGEMENT NIGHT joins an expanding list of collaborations that includes HEALTH’s singles with JPEGMAFIA (HATE YOU), Youth Code (INNOCENCE), Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and Soccer Mommy/Corin Roddick of Purity Ring (MASS GRAVE).

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), was released in February via Loma Vista Recordings to acclaim from New York Magazine, Revolver (video interview), Kerrang!, Decibel Magazine, Metal Injection (9/10 stars), The Line of Best Fit (8/10 stars), DIY Magazine (4/5 stars), London in Stereo, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. Since its release, Revolver Magazine shared several live videos filmed at HEALTH’s sold out show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One after debuting the full concert via Facebook Live (watch here). VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for streaming and purchase here.

Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...one of the most intense and electrifying bands in the U.S." - Kerrang!

"...the band approaches at times Ministry-like levels of industrial-metal aggression."- Revolver

“HEALTH's most ominous, brooding, and diverse effort yet
- and consequently their best.”
- Metal Injection, 9/10 stars

"...electricity crackles off its hydraulic-press-and-jackhammer racket in a way that energizes album highlights 'Black Static' and 'Strange Days (1999)' ...
 it's a powerhouse of an album."
- Decibel Magazine

"Ambitious L.A. noise-rock trio HEALTH pushes the envelope even further on album No. 4. The title’s nod to Black Sabbath is apropos; new songs introduce a shock of metal to its daring blend of dance music and forbidding noise textures."  - New York Magazine

"Through the medium of abrasive beats and tortured, explosive synth textures the band tackle the world’s uneasy conscience, resulting in a remarkably cathartic listen."
- The Line of Best Fit, 8/10 stars

"...the trio deliver at once their heaviest, catchiest, most decipherable and least predictable album.... HEALTH meld the spiraling instrumentation of their earliest work, with the hooky structure of last album 'DEATH MAGIC' and then coat this creation in the blackest industrial ooze." - DIY Magazine, 4/5 stars

 

“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is filled with perversely catchy songs about
death and hopelessness”
- All Music, 4/5 stars

 

They have indeed gotten even heavier on VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which doesn’t sound like an indie/noise band experimenting with industrial music but a true industrial record.” - Brooklyn Vegan

 

“...one of the most substantial industrial rock records of recent memory” - HYPEBEAST

 

“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is a career-defining achievement...”
- Sputnik Reviews, 5/5 stars

 

“...an intense, dark and aggressive album, arguably their heaviest to date”

- Treble Magazine, ‘Album of the Week’

 

"The Los Angeles band contort their way through a dark and heavy electrified rock fantasy in which there’s no telling what’s around the bend, as drastically heavy electronic music production seeps through the cracks of somewhat traditional rock instrumentation." - New Noise Magazine

 

TOUR DATES:

April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill

April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club

April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall SOLD OUT

April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair

April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory

May 1 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon

May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada

May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf

May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

May 10- Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom SOLD OUT

May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

June 11 - Buenos Aires, ARG - Vorterix *

June 14 - São Paulo, BR - Tom Brasil *

June 16 - Rio de Janeiro, BR - Vivo Rio *

July 6 - Moscow, RUS - Boi Festival

July 8 - St. Petersburg, RUS - Mod Club

July 10 - Kiev, RUS - Atlas Weekend

July 27 - Calgary, AB - Terminus Festival

* w/ The Neighbourhood

 

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BEAR’S DEN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR CROW

NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – April 17, 2019 –
Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, premiered the video for their track, Crow, from their highly anticipated third album, So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records. The video was filmed in four locations across four countries—Nashville, Sao Paulo, London and Brussels — and features real people with their own real stories. Watch/share the video here and listen to the song here.

The song Crow was written in memory of my Mum’s boyfriend who lived with us growing up. He was an awesome guy and somewhere between a father figure and a best friend to me but unfortunately he passed away when I was about 15. I wrote this song as I wanted to acknowledge how important and thankful I am to him for helping to raise me and my sister,” says Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar).

With the story of the song firmly in mind we thought that a music video that celebrated the idea of family would be the most appropriate thing we could do. We receive an overwhelming number of messages from people telling us about their relationships with the songs and their stories of how those songs have interacted with their lives. We wanted to honor those stories and provide an opportunity for their stories to be told somehow. We firmly believe that once a song is written and recorded and available, we cannot claim it to be ours, alone, anymore. This song lyrically encompasses so much of what we stand for. Talking openly about difficult things and also sharing those thoughts with our fans in the hope we can support each other and feel less alone in life’s harder moments. There is a weight to our relationship with our audience that we take seriously and won’t ever take for granted and that’s where the idea for the video for Crow came from.”

Most recently, the band debuted a video for its lead single, Laurel Wreath, which CLASH called “powerful.” The album’s previously released songs, Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, continue to receive critical praise as well. The Independentraves, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers, “It is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.”

So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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GESAFFELSTEIN PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR BLAST OFF FT. PHARRELL WILLIAMS IN THE COACHELLA LIVESTREAM

DEBUTED ALL NEW LIVE PRODUCTION IN THE DARKEST PERFORMANCE EVER

Toronto, ON – April 15, 2019 –Gesaffelstein
has released the official music video for Blast Off featuring Pharrell Williams. Directed by Warren Fu, the video premiered in the Coachella livestream immediately following Gesaffelstein’s set at the festival. Watch the video here.

Gesaffelstein’s performance at Coachella marked his very first live performance since 2015 as well as his first live performance in support of sophomore album Hyperion. The packed crowd was immersed in a sonically and visually stunning show that featured intense lighting design and a masked Gesaffelstein performing against a backdrop of deep darkness.

The set featured the exclusive use of Vantablack VBx2, making Gesaffelstein the first artist ever to use the substance in a live performance. Vantablack is the super-black coating used primarily in space applications which holds the world record as the darkest substance made by man. Gesaffelstein’s set featured a monolith design using the coating, which was applied to the concave surface of the monolith to create the illusion of infinite depth and blackness - a black hole on stage. See additional information about Vantablack here.

Gesaffelstein’s sophomore album Hyperion is out now via Columbia Records. Listen here.

Fans can catch Gesaffelstein performing live next Sunday, April 21 at Coachella Weekend 2, and at New York’s Governor’s Ball on May 31.

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YES WE MYSTIC SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR PLEASE BRING ME TO SAFETY

NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TEN SEATED FIGURES
OUT THIS FRIDAY ON DEVILDUCK RECORDS

HOMETOWN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT
THE GARRICK CENTRE IN WINNIPEG ON APRIL 27th

Toronto, ON – April 15, 2019 – This week, Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings, Yes We Mystic, release their stunning second full-length, Ten Seated Figures (out Friday, April 19 via DevilDuck Records). Today, the group shares a visual for the album’s lead single, Please Bring Me to Safety.

In late February, Yes We Mystic announced that they were going to play two shows, in two cities, at the exact same time. There would be no use of holograms, or projections, or live streaming. There would be no splitting off members or cancelling last minute. And for all the questions that arose and fervor that ensued, the answer to this mystery remained deceptively simple: there are now two groups of performers called Yes We Mystic.

The two Yes We Mystics remain in existence, as they had in secret for months prior; both have "played shows, recorded music, and consorted with the press". Both versions appeared in the band's earlier video for Young Evil, and both versions appear together on the cover Ten Seated Figures. In other words, both groups, having done everything that a normal band has done, have a solid claim to being the real Yes We Mystic. The video for Please Bring Me to Safety takes a look at how that will play out over the long term.

"It's not sustainable. There can't be two versions of this band forever,” comments lead singer of one of the Yes We Mystics, Adam Fuhr. “So we fought for the title on a giant rotating platform in a warehouse. We actually beat the shit out of each other, there was blood, there were bruises, there was vomit. We fought for the title of Yes We Mystic and it got pretty brutal."

Adds Davis Plett, lead singer of the other Yes We Mystic, "The full strength of two human bodies clashing with one another is certainly a difficult and frightening thing."

Filmed in a warehouse in Winnipeg, director Solmund MacPherson set everything up as best they could, hired a crew, built the platform by hand, and then let the two groups of performers fight, while trying to capture that as dynamically as possible. 

The two Yes We Mystics will appear together once more, performing together for one night only at the band's hometown album release show at The Garrick Centre in Winnipeg on April 27th.

"Think of a time where you recalled something from your past with absolute perfect clarity, only to realize it happened in an entirely different way, or happened to somebody else, or didn’t happen at all,” says Keegan Steele, co-lead/lyricist. “This new Yes We Mystic comes from that place. One of the countless worlds created by misremembering, or flawed retelling, or pure fabrication. They have always been around, you just didn’t remember."

Ten Seated Figures is a bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are unidentifiable, but still created with the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.

The album marks Fuhr’s first outing as a producer and engineer, a process which he learned as the record was being made; many moments on the album were captured as they were conceived. And though Fuhr took the helm as producer, he flew to Montreal to have the record mixed by beloved producer/engineer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, Hey Rosetta!).

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
4.27 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre

5.10 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
5.11 - London, UK - Sofar Sounds
5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub
7.11 - Edmonton, AB - Station on Jasper
7.12-14 - Yellowknife, NT - Folk on the Rocks

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT RELEASE NEW TRACK SPINNING

TRACK LISTING AND ARTWORK FOR DEBUT ALBUM FLORESCENCE ALSO REVEALED

SET FOR RELEASE MAY 17 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 –Eat Your Heart Out,
recently revealed that their debut album, Florescence, will be released via Fearless Records on May 17. The track listing for the record has also now been announced, alongside the artwork for the album. On top of all that, the Australian band have released another new track from the record, Spinning. Vocalist Caitlin Henry says Spinning, “is about dealing with mood swings in someone close to you, and how their emotions can be unpredictable and leave you feeling dizzy from the rapid changes. You want to help them stabilise and get to a better place in their head but sometimes you just have to go along for the ride first.”

The track follows on from the album’s first single, Carousel, for which the carnival-inspired music video was released just the other week. Much of Florescence addresses emotional quandaries and the growth that comes along with them. “I felt like I grew up a lot in the last year, in an emotional sense, and I learned how to deal with these kind of experiences in new ways,” says Caitlin. The word florescence refers to the act of flowering or blooming and directly relates back to the experiences that informed the record and Caitlin’s own personal journey.

Eat Your Heart Out meld aspects of grunge with an emo energy, punk power, and pop prowess to create catchy yet meaningful songs with soaring, singalong choruses.

FLORESCENCE TRACK LISTING:

  1. Carousel
  2. Spinning
  3. Daydream
  4. Heavy With Envy
  5. Constellations
  6. Closer To The Sun
  7. Blinded
  8. Same Stars
  9. Nowhere
  10. Pear Tree
  11. Cold Hands

 

EAT YOUR HEART OUT ARE:
Caitlin Henry [vocals] | Andrew Anderson [guitar] | Will Moore [guitar] | Dom Cant [bass] | Jake Cronin [drums]

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IRISH FOLK ICONS DERVISH RELEASE THE GREAT IRISH SONGBOOK

FEATURING GUEST PERFORMANCES BY ANDREA CORR, STEVE EARLE, RHIANNON GIDDENS, VINCE GILL, BRENDAN GLEESON,

DAVID GRAY, JAMEY JOHNSON, IMELDA MAY, KATE RUSBY,
THE STEELDRIVERS, AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN

NPR’S WEEKEND EDITION PROFILE SET TO AIR SATURDAY, APRIL 13                                                                                       

LONDON PREMIERE OF THE GREAT IRISH SONGBOOK LIVE CONFIRMED FOR SEPTEMBER 19 AT THE PALLADIUM

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 – Iconic Irish folk group, Dervish, has released a new album, The Great Irish Songbook, which features performances by a remarkable array of guest vocalists.

One of those is Irish actor and director, Brendan Gleeson - perhaps best known for his portrayal of Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody in the Harry Potter films - who lends his lilting baritone to the band's spirited rendition of DK Gavan's much-loved classic, The Rocky Road To Dublin, which chronicles the adventures of a man as he travels from his home in Tuam, County Galway to Liverpool. Listen to the track HERE.

The Great Irish Songbook, Dervish's first studio album in more than a decade, is an ambitious project that boasts guest appearances by an extraordinary assemblage of singers and musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

Dervish - Michael Holmes, Cathy Jordan, Liam Kelly, Brian McDonagh, Shane Mitchell, Tom Morrow, and Seamie O Dowd - is joined on The Great Irish Songbook by fellow Irish artists, Andrea Corr, Brendan Gleeson, and Imelda May; English singer, Kate Rusby; Welsh singer-songwriter, David Gray; and from the United States, Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, The SteelDrivers, and Abigail Washburn.

Veteran music scribe Jackie Hayden's review in Hot Press recommends, "If you need an urgent injection of nourishment for  your mind, body and spirit, treat yourself to the invigorating excavation of the The Great Irish Songbook," while The Irish Edition's Jamie O'Brien calls Dervish "one of the best bands in any genre to ever come out of Ireland" and proclaims the album their "best so far."

On September 19, Dervish will premiere The Great Irish Songbook at London's famed Palladium. Special guests, David Gray and Kate Rusby, will perform on the show and more guests will be confirmed shortly. A full slate of tour dates for summer and fall will be announced in the coming weeks.

The band, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will be interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR's Weekend Edition tomorrow – Saturday, April 13. Check local listings for time and channel or listen at www.npr.org.

Dervish - The Great Irish Songbook Stream and purchase HERE

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CAUTY RELEASES NEW SINGLE LOLA

FOLLOWING THE OUTSTANDING SUCCESS OF HIS HIT TA TO’ GUCCI

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 –
Breakout Puerto Rican artist, CAUTY, continues his global conquest this time releasing his new single, LOLA. After the undeniable success he has had with his previous international anthems, Ta 'To' Gucci (remix) alongside Brytiago, Cosculluela, Darell, Chencho Corleone and Rafa Pabón, Hoy with Lenny Tavárez and Borrarte with Rauw Alejandro, Cauty is back to deliver an impressive production that promises to be another hit under the belt and career of this young performer, composer and producer. The single has garnered covers from multiple streaming partners including Deezer, Apple Music and Tidal for the release today.

LOLA, in which, with a touch of humor, he tells the story of a young man who laments that his drama loving partner is always ready for "a fight" throwing in a joking rhyme lyric, he sings "LOLA ...lola...mento", but instead of fighting, he prefers to say goodbye.

LOLA’s video which was shot in Medellín, Colombia and directed by Armando Rivera, shows a couple in different stages of life. The first stage shows Cauty and his girlfriend as two children in a youthful relationship fighting for simple things like video games. The second stage shows a young couple played by Cauty and his girlfriend Lola, and finally, an elderly couple demonstrating the conflicts in a long, loving relationship that happen in life in one way or another, no matter the age.

Cauty continues to build his notoriety and grow his audience and after reaching impressive success with his latest releases and collaborations, he returned to Spain for the second time in three months, performing for the first time in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Murcia, where tickets were completely sold out. Recently, the young artist also left his ineradicable mark in Buenos Aires, with three unforgettable concerts, one of them where he was a special guest at Reggaeton icons Wisin y Yandel’s sold out show at the emblematic Luna Park.

Among his most recent work, is his underground single with Myke Towers titled Ironía to be followed by more compelling new releases dropping later this year in which Cauty collaborated with notable artists including Farruko, Alexis Y Fido, Justin Quiles and more. Cauty will be in the US this coming May for his promotional tour in support of LOLA’s release.

LOLA, is available on all digital and streaming platforms today.

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LOCAL NATIVES RELEASE NEW SONG & VIDEO FOR TAP DANCER STARRING BREAKOUT CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHER MICAELA TAYLOR

WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM VIOLET STREET OUT APRIL 26

KICKING OFF SPRING TOUR MAY 15 IN VANCOUVER
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL
                                                                                  

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 – Local Natives’ new album, Violet Street, arrives this month on April 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. Today, the band reveals new song, Tap Dancer. The yearning track is accompanied by a strikingly emotive one-shot video starring Micaela Taylor, the hotly tipped contemporary choreographer/dancer whose dichotomic work the LA Times praised as “athletic [yet] graceful, precise [yet] fluid.” The video is directed by Jonathan Chu. Watch/Listen To Tap Dancer here.

The classic studio setting is juxtaposed on Violet Street with modern production and visuals to form a timeless album. The band’s signature soaring three-part harmonies are augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand. The result of experimenting in the studio with genius producer, Shawn Everett [Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs], is a band renewed. Tap Dancer is preceded by the recent release of the “shimmering” (Stereogum) track, Cafe Amarillo, and the lush, expansive lead single When Am I Gonna Lose You, whose gripping video stars Kate Mara.

This spring, the band will embark on The Spiral Choir tour of North America, with stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal in May. See full list of tour dates below. Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and Sunlit Youth [2016]. The latter received praise from The FADER, Consequence of Sound and The Guardian. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set - they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.

Pre-order Violet Street here.

 

Local Natives is:
Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar)
Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keys, percussion, guitar)
Ryan Hahn (guitar, keys, vocals)
Matt Frazier (drums)
Nik Ewing (vocals, bass, keys)

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

April 25 - HOLLYWOOD, CA @ Amoeba*

April 29 - LONDON, UK @ Rough Trade East SOLD OUT

April 30 - LONDON, UK @ Oslo SOLD OUT

May 2 - PARIS, FR @ Point Ephémère SOLD OUT

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater SOLD OUT

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater SOLD OUT

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall SOLD OUT

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall SOLD OUT

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 31 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club SOLD OUT

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

June 15 - AUSTIN, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

June 20 - SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory SOLD OUT

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

July 21 - Wooyung, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

* - in-store performance

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INTELLEXUAL NEW PROJECT FROM NICO SEGAL & NATE FOX OUT NOW

LISTEN TO INTELLEXUAL HERE

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 –
Today, Nico Segal and Nate Fox release their inventive, shape-shifting new project Intellexual. Listen to Intellexual, here. Watch the Nick Ray McCann directed visual inspired by Intellexual, here.


Announced during an AMA on March 29th, Intellexual features contributions from Vic Mensa, Esperanza Spalding, Peter Cottontale, Raury, Grace Webber, Benny Sings, DJ Spinn, Francis Starlite, and Nico’s father Craig, among many others. Irwan Awalludin, the groups art collaborator, created the accompanying art booklet representing each song’s creation: www.intlxl.com/artwork

TRACKLIST:
Popstar
Sing It Louder
Money
Call You
Overthinking
Boca
Roxstar
Shotty
Friction
Like I Feel
Coincidence
Over the Hill

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RUSSELL LOUDER SHARES EMOTIVE NEW SINGLE LIGHT OF THE MOON

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2019 – Today, innovative PEI artist, Russell Louder, returns with an emotive new song, Light Of The Moon. With an electropop vibe, the song’s lyrics draw on the experience of seeing someone's life become engulfed by an abusive relationship. Listen to Light Of The Moon here.

“Lyrically, Light of the Moon draws on the experience of seeing someone's life become engulfed by an abusive relationship,” Russell says of the track’s inspiration. “This is a reality that, in recent years, has shown itself to be scarily universal, yet I notice that people are still quite afraid to address it, even more so when they're personally confronted with it. There's a dissonance there that I find very unsettling. I think, subconsciously, I was mirroring that dissonance in the production process, as the musical relationship between tension and release is a strong motif throughout the song.”

Russell was recently a finalist in CBC Music’s 2019 Searchlight competition, highlighting Canada’s best undiscovered musical talent. Earlier this year, Russell won a Music PEI award for Electronic Single Recording of the Year for their track, Showdown. Light Of The Moon follows Russell’s previous single, Cost Of Living. Both tracks are a sample of what the multifaceted Charlottetown musician and producer has been working on. Watch a live session for Cost Of Living here.

Cost Of Living is a ruminating confrontation in which Russell Louder personifies circumstances of the past.  The minimal, yet clean and nuanced production lends itself well to a voice so haunting and hopeful.  It’s this voice that stays at the forefront of the song - carrying the listener through a poignantly crafted lyrical landscape.  Melancholic yet satisfying, heavy yet carefully balanced - Cost Of Living is compelling and catchy in unexpected ways.

Russell Louder is a trans musician, producer, performance artist, curator, party-thrower and ring-leader based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Their experimental electronic dance pop explores the ever-evolving internal landscape of identity, grief and romance. Their performance and curatorial work - currently taking shape as the GLAM CAVE party series (curated safe-space parties intended to showcase and celebrate marginalized and the underrepresented performers) - also explores joy and celebration as sites of queer community, resistance and survival.

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THE MARCUS KING BAND SHARE CAPTIVATING VIDEO FOR GOODBYE CAROLINA

2019 INTERNATIONAL TOUR INCLUDES HEADLINING SHOWS, MAJOR FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AND SUMMER DATES WITH CHRIS STAPLETON

SHOW IN TORONTO ON AUGUST 17

TICKETS AVAIABLE HERE

Toronto, ON — April 11, 2019 — Today, The Marcus King Band shared their first-ever official music video for Goodbye Carolina, a poignant, lyrical ballad from their critically acclaimed album, Carolina Confessions. The visual, directed by Tess Lafia, and shot in Nashville, is a stunning portrayal of the pain and struggle of change, a subject that resonates with King, who recently moved to Music City from his native Greenville, South Carolina.       

"With all my material, I like the listener to draw their own conclusion as to the meaning of the lyrics; I want the song to be what it means to you.” Marcus remarks. “That being said, Goodbye Carolina came to me in a daydream, an apparition of a dear songwriter friend we had lost only a year prior. I wrote from his perspective, and often feel the song was written through me. The lyrics simultaneously describe my need to break out and escape bad memories, loss, and pain associated with my hometown, using the state as a personification of things I decided to leave behind.”

With the release of the acclaimed, Dave Cobb-produced Carolina Confessions and an unceasing string of standout performances, The Marcus King Band have become one of the most exciting new arrivals in American music. The band — guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Marcus King, drummer Jack Ryan, bassist  Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean Mitchell and keyboard player DeShawn “D-Vibes” Alexander, are fresh from a standout week at this year’s SXSW, including searing sets at Willie Nelson’s Luck Revival and Antone’s, which Rolling Stone named one of the festival’s 30 best performances.

 

The band also recently performed a mesmerizing version of Goodbye Carolina on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — watch HERE.

 

The official video release comes as the soulful rockers embark on a high-profile international tour. Beginning April 9, The Marcus King Band will make their second trip to Japan for the Billboard Live Festival, play dates in Australia as a part of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, return home for three headlining dates at The Brooklyn Bowl in June, before heading to Europe for festival plays. Returning to the States in early July MKB, will then join country music juggernaut Chris Stapleton for his All-American Road Show tour, with a stop in Toronto on August 17.

Most recently it was announced the band will perform as a part of the historic Woodstock 50 Festival this August. For more information and tickets please visit www.marcuskingband.com. See full routing below.

The Marcus King Band Tour Dates:

April 11 – Tokyo, Japan @ Billboard Live Tokyo

April 12 – Tokyo, Japan @ Billboard Live Tokyo

April 15 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory

April 17 – Melbourne, AU @ Northcote Social Club

April 18 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 19 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 21 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest 

April 26 – Charlotte, NC @ Tuck Fest

April 27 – North Charleston, SC @ Trondossa Music Festival

May 3 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans – Nolafunk Series

May 4 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin' Wolf - Nolafunk Series

May 6 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall

May 8 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

May 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo's           

May 11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs

May 19 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival         

May 23 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

May 24 – Thornville, OH @ Dark Star Jubilee

May 25 – Axton, VA @ Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival

May 31 – Rouyn-Norandam, QC @ Centre De Congres De Rouyn-Noranda

June 2 – Augusta, NJ @ Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest

June 5-7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

June 10 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival

June 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

June 13 – Enschede, Netherlands @ Metropool

June 15 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival

June 16 – Holmfirth, UK @ Holmfirth Picturedrome

June 18 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe

June 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

June 21 – Kent, UK - Black Deer Festival.

June 23 – Dortmund, Germany @ Musiktheater Piano

June 24 – Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum

June 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club         

June 27 – Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival

June 29 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter Festival

July 4 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival

July 6 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre   

July 9 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center*       

July 11 – Selbyville, DE @ Freeman Stage at Bayside

July 12—Snowshoe, WV @ 4848 Festival

July 13 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center for the Performing Arts          

July 19 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha*

July 20 – Gleason, WI @ Moon Dance Music Festival

July 25 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*

July 26 – Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the PA*

July 27 – Canadaigua, NY @ CMAC PAC*

July 28 – Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival        

August 1 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum*

August 2 – Village of Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*

August 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Ars Center*

August 10 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*

August 11 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*

August 15 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena*

August 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena*

August 17 – Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage*

August 18 – Watkins Glen, NY @ Woodstock 50th Anniversary Music and Arts Festival

August 22 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena*

August 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena*

August 24 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center*

August 29 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*

August 31 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater*

September 21-22 – Ashbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival

*w/ Chris Stapleton

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BEAR’S DEN DEBUTS VIDEO FOR LAUREL WREATH

NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

 

Toronto, ON – April 9, 2019 – Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, is debuting the video for the lead single, Laurel Wreath, from their highly anticipated third album So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records. Watch/share it here. The video was filmed in Berlin by Brazilian directors Jungle and features refugees from Afghanistan and Morocco.

Our story takes place in the strange neighborhood of Marzahn-hellensdorf. A stronghold of the Berlin extreme right, it is populated with an influx of immigrants that have settled there over the past century,” explains Jungle. “German war returnees, Italian immigrants, Soviet union expatriates, Iranians evacuees, Turkish settlers and more recent Syrian refugees. They all live in the same building complex, Berlin’s Plattenbau: giant settlements constructed of large, prefabricated concrete slabs. Social buildings. A human collective. In the private cubicle they call home, there is this underlying feeling of loneliness. Layers and layers of people stashed above each other separated by 50cm walls. Experiencing a silent drama. Sharing only this common feeling of isolation. Other partitions, other universes. Side by side. They are lonely together.”

The album’s previously released songs, Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, continue to receive critical praise. The Independent raves, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers, “It is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.

So that you might hear me
was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

Band members Davie and Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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TESSA VIRTUE, SCOTT MOIR AND PATRICK CHAN ANNOUNCE FIRST ANNUAL ROCK THE RINK TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE
MAY 3rd AT
ROCKTHERINK.COM

Toronto, ON – April 9, 2019 – By the half-way point of last year’s sold out Thank You Canada tour, it was clear to figure skating superstars, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan, that they were far from done creating and developing a new style of skating entertainment.  Conversations then began in earnest to focus on the next logical step.

Today, Virtue and Moir appeared on CTV’s Your Morning, to announce Rock The Rink – an annual tour that focuses on being more than a figure skating show. Combining the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, Rock The Rink will produce the highest value of entertainment. This year – along with upgrades to lighting, video and interactive technology – live music will be introduced to the show, with featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods.

“Last year, we rode the Olympic wave and carried the momentum through the Thank You Canada tour – a fulfilling project that truly allowed us to connect with fans coast to coast,” says Virtue. “This year, it’s critical that we elevate the production and generate authentic entertainment in new and creative ways. Scott and I have spent our career striving for more, taking risks, and daring ourselves to be better…our approach to this is no different.”

Adds Moir, “The goal for Rock The Rink is to be something that fans of skating and live entertainment will look forward to year after year, knowing that it will always be a can’t miss night.” 

“We want to give people a memorable experience and broaden the scope of what can be done in the show skating realm,” continues Virtue. “We are ready for fresh and innovative ways to share our passion with audiences across the country!”

"I'm honoured to be a part of such a unique and innovative production,” reflects Chan. “Anyone that has followed our careers understands our dedication to creativity and entertainment. We want each and every person to be a part of an experience and not just a ‘show’. What we're creating hasn’t been done before and I can’t wait to show it to the fans."

The production will tour from coast-to-coast across Canada, and will include a few select U.S. cities as well.  The cast will again feature Canadian greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko. The show will also be bringing some world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S..  Italian Olympic Medalist and World Champion, Carolina Kostner, and Italian World Champions, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, will each tour in North America for the first time, while Olympic Medalist and four time U.S. National Champion, Jeremy Abbott, will return to Canadian touring for the first time in seven years.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 3 at rocktherink.com. The cross-country tour launches Saturday, October 5 in Abbotsford, BC and will hit over 30 cities before wrapping in St. John’s, NL.  The tour, which is presented by Round Room, is proud of its continued relationship with Bell Media as the official tour media sponsor.

For a complete list of tour dates and to purchase tickets, please visit rocktherink.com.

ROCK THE RINK TOUR:
October 5 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
October 6 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Arena
October 10 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium Arena
October 11 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
October 12 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
October 13 – Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
October 16 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
October 17 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
October 18 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
October 20 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
October 29 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
November 1 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
November 2 – Kitchener, ON – Memorial Auditorium
November 3 – Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
November 6 – Mississauga, ON – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
November 7 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
November 8 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
November 9 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
November 10 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre
*more dates to be announced soon

www.rocktherink.com
Twitter: @rocktherinktour 
Instagram: @rocktherinktour

#rocktherink

About Round Room Live, LLC
Round Room is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live family entertainment, arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. 

Over the last 10 years, the senior management of Round Room has served as the Tour Producer for Bodies: The Exhibition, Executive Producer of Fuerza Bruta, Tour Promoter for An Evening with Oprah WinfreyAn Evening with Al Pacino, lead producer of Rock of Ages Broadway, Las Vegas and international, Barbra StreisandThe Marvel Experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and most recently, Executive Producer of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, all while producing and promoting some of the biggest kids tours to date, including Yo Gabba Gabba LiveSuper WHY! and PJ Masks Live. Current projects include The Thank You Canada Tour, which launched in October 2018 and Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which launched in London in February 2019.  

Following the global success of PJ Masks Live, Entertainment One became the lead investor in Round Room (Spring 2018).

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LORD DYING PROGRESSIVE SLUDGE UNIT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

CANADIAN DATES IN JUNE

MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM NEARS RELEASE
VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE

"...its slow build into soaring melodies and heavier sludge is extremely gratifying, feeling like a journey was accomplished over the song's runtime." – Decibel

"...full of emotional intensity and some of the bands most nuanced performances to date... This record is triumphant and powerful, the next step forward for a metal band looking to find their way after years of silence." – Two Guys Metal Reviews

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2019 – Progressive sludge unit, Lord Dying, has confirmed a North American headlining tour. Scheduled to commence May 8th, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities, including five Canadian stops, and come to a close on June 8th in the band's home city of Portland, Oregon. Support will be provided by psychedelic doom duo Year Of The Cobra. See all confirmed dates below.

Lord Dying will be touring in support of their impending new full-length, Mysterium Tremendum, set for worldwide release on April 26th via Entertainment One (eOne). Captured at Los Angeles' West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and swathed in the striking planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd, the band's first full-length in four years is a monolithic, riff-heavy concept album delivering eleven heaving tracks that explore the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife. Emotionally nourishing both musically and lyrically, Mysterium Tremendum's exploration of death goes far beyond the mere longing for it in order to see what lies beyond (Lacerated Psyche is about the death of guitarist Chris Evans' sister). There are endless layers to it; you might even find parallels between the record's concept and life itself. It's a journey. And in their quest to pursue death, Lord Dying has themselves found new life.

Lord Dying's Mysterium Tremendum will be released on CD, double LP, and digital formats. For preorder options and to stream latest single, Freed From The Pressures Of Time, visit smarturl.it/LordDyingMT.

LORD DYING w/ Year Of The Cobra:
May 8 - Substation - Seattle, WA
May 9 - The Pin - Spokane, WA
May 10 - Old School Records - Kalispell, MT
May 13 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
May 14 - Den Of Sin - Sacramento, CA
May 15 - Lexington - Los Angeles, CA
May 16 - Club Red - Mesa, AZ
May 17 - Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV
May 18 - Taos Mesa Brewery - El Prado, NM
May 19 - Streets - Denver, CO
May 21 - Gas Monkey Bar - Dallas, TX
May 22 - The Lost Well - Austin, TX
May 23 - Rudyards - Houston, TX
May 24 - Freetown Boom Boom - Lafayette, LA
May 26 - Southport Hall - New Orleans, LA
May 27 - 529 - Atlanta, GA
May 28 - Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD
May 29 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
May 30 - The Pinch - Washington, DC
May 31 - Hobart Art Theatre - Hobart, IN
June 1 - Bigs Live - Sioux Falls, SD
June 2 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
June 3 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
June 4 - Temple - Edmonton, AB
June 5 - Dickens - Calgary, AB
June 7 - SBC - Vancouver, BC

June 8 - High Water Mark - Portland, OR

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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

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ENTERPRISE EARTH RELEASE THE FAILSAFE FALLACY MUSIC VIDEO

US TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

ALL NEW LP LUCIFEROUS OUT TODAY

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2019 – Enterprise Earth have released their third LP titled, Luciferous, today. To celebrate, they're unleashing the music video for The Failsafe Fallacy. Once again directed by The Beast, this is the third music video we've seen from the band off their new album. Watch it here.

Vocalist, Dan Watkins, adds, "Society feels safe. Like walls lining the perimeter, protecting us from danger around the clock, so we remain focused on our day to day lives. In today’s world, we trade our freedoms for security. It makes one think, ‘was it designed to protect us, or was it designed to keep us imprisoned?’. There is no failsafe. This world is a prison."

The band had previously released two music videos, one for He Exists, and another for Sleep Is For The Dead, which went on to amass more than half a million views. 

Enterprise Earth are in the middle of a lengthy U.S. tour, recently wrapping up a headline run with AETHERE in support. They're currently on the road alongside LORNA SHORE through the end of May.

The band completed work on Luciferous this summer with producer, Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Job For A Cowboy, Carnifex), and are eager to get music into the hands of their fans.

Watson continues, "After following our natural progressions as musicians and as people Luciferous came to life. It’s our strongest, most mature release to date and signifies a rebirth while retaining all of the elements of our past. We’re extremely proud of this release and can’t wait to unleash it upon the world."

Enterprise Earth was founded in 2014 by ex-Infant Annihilator vocalist, Dan Watson, and ex-Takeover guitarist, BJ Sampson. Taking their name from a confluence of Illuminati and other conspiracy theories, the band released their a debut EP, titled XXIII, and a full length, Patient Ø, in 2015. Patient Ø featured Oceano vocalist, Adam Warren, and debuted at number five on Billboard's Heatseekers/Top New Artist Chart. Last year the band released Embodiment, their second LP and have since shared the stage with Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, and Winds of Plague with a highlighted appearance on the 2016 Summer Slaughter Tour.

TOUR DATES
April 5 – Orlando, FL – SoundBar.
April 6 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Sports Bar
April 7 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
April 9 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf
April 10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
April 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
April 12 – Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
April 13 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
April 14 - Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street-OKC
April 16 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
April 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
April 18 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
April 19 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
April 20 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
April 22 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
April 23 – Seattle, WA  - Funhouse
April 24 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
April 27 – Denver, CO – Roxy Theatre
April 28 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock Live Music Venue
April 29 – St.Louis, MO – Fubar
April 30 – Chicago, IL - Reggies Chicago
May 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
May 2 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
May 3 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
May 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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THE KING OF BACHATA ROMEO SANTOSRELEASES HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM UTOPÍA

ALONG WITH THE PREMIERE OF INMORTAL, HIS REUNION WITH AVENTURA

12 SONGS, 11 COLLABORATIONS WITH TRADITIONAL BACHATEROS AND ONE TRACK WITH AVENTURA

ALONG WITH THE PREMIERE OF

INMORTAL - HIS REUNION WITH AVENTURA

 

12 SONGS, 11 COLLABORATIONS WITH TRADITIONAL BACHATEROS AND ONE TRACK WITH AVENTURA

 

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2019 – The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, unites the past with the future on his new album, Utopía, available today from all digital-music platforms. Buy and stream here.

 

Utopía is an ambitious and original project that presents all-new songs with old-school bachata arrangements in collaboration with legendary artists of this quintessential Dominican genre. Produced by Romeo himself in New York and in various cities of the Dominican Republic, Utopía is his fourth studio album, featuring 12 of his compositions, all of them duets with traditional bachateros who he grew up admiring. Romeo Santos puts the spotlight on his musical roots in this labour of love to Dominican folklore.

Any history of this music merits a chapter on the group, Aventura, which not only catapulted Romeo to stardom, but also turned bachata into a worldwide phenomenon. Inmortal, is his new single and video with the four-member band, a reunion 10 years in the making.  Another gem is his song, La Demanda, featuring Raulín Rodríguez.

The music video of Inmortal was recorded on March 12-13 in Miami, and directed by Fernando Lugo, while La Demanda was filmed in Santo Domingo by director Joaquín Cambre. With his unmistakable and expressive tenor, Santos puts his stamp on these 12 songs, making this album a true work of art. And the good news keeps coming for Romeo Santos, as yesterday he was named a finalist for Best Latin Artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. His first album since Golden (2017), Utopía promises to be a milestone that influences the trajectory of bachata music for years to come.

Tracklisting:

1. Soy Dominicano (Intro)

2. Canalla with El Chaval de la Bachata

3. Payasos with Frank Reyes

4. La Demanda with Raulín Rodríguez

5. Millonario with Elvis Martínez

6. El Beso Que No Le Di with Kiko Rodríguez

7. Ileso with Teodoro Reyes

8. Amor Enterrado with Joe Veras

9. Me Quedo with Zacarías Ferreira

10. Los Últimos with Luis Vargas

11. Años Luz with Monchy & Alexandra

12. Bellas -  Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos with Romeo Santos

13. Inmortal with Aventura

ABOUT ROMEO SANTOS:
Known all over the world as The King of Bachata, Bronx native Romeo Santos is the Latin artist with the most Billboard Latin #1 hits during this decade – a total of 20. He is a five-time ASCAP Composer of the Year winner. The Billboard Latin Music Awards named him Artist of the Year for two consecutive years, while the mainstream Billboard Music Awards have named him Latin Artist of the Year for two straight years. His first solo album Fórmula, Vol. 1 (2011), spent 17 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Latin sales chart, is certified 5x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and spun off five #1 singles. His second album, Fórmula, Vol. 2 (2014), spent eight months at #1 on the Billboard Latin sales chart, is certified Diamond, and also spun off five #1 singles. Both its first single, "Propuesta Indecente" (Indecent Proposal), and the second single, "Odio" (Hate) feat. Drake, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, and remained at the top for three months. Santos has collaborated with such greats as Usher, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony and Carlos Santana. In 2017, Santos received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Univisión's Premio Lo Nuestro, and appeared as featured artist on Ozuna's single "Farsante," which has been viewed over 1.1 billion times on YouTube. The same year, Santos released his third album Golden, which went quadruple Platinum and features the hit singles "Héroe Favorito," "Imitadora," "Bella y Sensual," "Sobredosis," "Carmín" and "Centavito." It was named Tropical Album of the Year at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards. This multi-talented creator also appeared in the hit Vin Diesel movie Furious 7 (2015) and voiced Early Bird in the animated feature Angry Birds (2016). In concert, The King of Bachata made history as the first Latino to headline at the new Yankee Stadium, performing two sold-out shows to over 50,000 fans each night. Rolling Stone rated his 2014 tour as "one of the summer's best." On TV, Santos has appeared on such high-rated national programs as The Bachelor, The Today Show and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He also participated in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. On social media, he's the world's most-followed Latin artist with over 53 million fans. 

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HAVIAH MIGHTY SHARES VIDEO FOR WISHY WASHY FEATURING OMEGA MIGHTY

NEW ALBUM 13th FLOOR SET FOR RELEASE MAY 10, 2019

ALBUM INCLUDES CLAIRMONT THE SECOND
2OOLMAN (A TRIBE CALLED RED), ROBOTAKI AND MORE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW ON MAY 3 IN TORONTO
AT DRAKE UNDERGROUND – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

WATCH VIDEOS FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR AND WAVES

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2019 – As she prepares to launch her forthcoming album, 13th Floor, Brampton-via-Toronto artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, shares a third single and video for Wishy Washy. The song includes Haviah’s sister, Omega Mighty, and follows Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon, and In Women Colour – the first three tracks to appear on the project – out on May 10. Watch the video here and pre-order the album now.

Haviah will celebrate the release of 13th Floor with a show in Toronto on May 3 at Drake Underground – tickets are available here. Tonight, she’ll rock The Diezel Room in Oshawa, ON as part of Oshawa Music Week, and will perform at Festival d’ete de Quebec in July. See all details below. 

Wishy Washy stands out from tracks Haviah has released to date, with its fusion of reggae, dancehall, pop and hip-hop. Co-produced by Taabu and 2oolman (of A Tribe Called Red), the tone is quickly set with the catchiness and simplicity of the words, in combination with the melodious production. 

“The song is about unreliability, and about those who can’t commit to others, or even certain thoughts and ideas,” Haviah says. Omega Mighty launches into her verse with a patois twang, making it very clear what the song is about. “It’s a light attack on the indecisive types, something we’ve all experienced in our lives; ‘All this time, you probably didn’t want me. Like Lauryn and the Fugees, you be killin’ softly. So many times you tell me that you’re really sorry, but all I really hear is that you’re - Wishy Washy.” 

Wishy Washy follows the succession of Waves and In Women Colour, highlighting three of four tracks on the record shared pre-album launch, giving listeners a sneak peek to the overall body of work. All videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork.

13th Floor follows Haviah’s acclaimed 2017 release, Flower City, and highlights her vast musical influences, sharp songwriting and production style. She co-executively produced the record alongside 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Sean Leon, Clairmont The Second, and her sister, Omega Mighty. Additional production credits include Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and brother, Mighty Prynce.

Haviah recently rocked stages during JUNOFest in London, Ontario and the red carpet, celebrating her winning spot in the 2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. She then headed south to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, for her first US show. Uproxx reported her rocking the full room with cool professionalism and electric energy," while Riff Magazine praised her confident style and firecracker personality was likely to have made many new fans in Idaho’s largest city.” Haviah shared insight on the album’s concepts through an intimate and exclusive chat with George Stroumboulopoulos on The Strombo Show’s March 24 episode – listen here.

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

Pre-order 13th Floor:  foundation-media.ffm.to/13thfloor

Buy/stream Wishy Washy (ft. Omega Mighty): foundation-media.lnk.to/WishyWashy

Buy/stream Waves (ft. Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves

Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES:
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - Diezel Room - Tickets
May 3 - Toronto, ON - 13th Floor Album Release Show - Drake Underground - Tickets
July 12 - Quebec City, QC - Festival d’eté de Quebec - Fibe Stage - Tickets

 

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS PLAGUE YEARS

UNHOLY INFESTATION AVAILABLE NOW

ALL NEW LP DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2019 –
Entertainment One (eOne) has signed Detroit metal act, Plague Years, to a worldwide deal, with plans to release and all-new LP later this year."We are honored to be a part of the eOne team and its stacked lineup of artists," says the band. "Go check out our EP, Unholy Infestation, and keep an eye out for the new LP coming later this year. ALL FOR HELLBORN."

The band will be heading into the studio with Nick Morris at Elaire Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder) to begin work on their follow-up to Unholy Infestation, an EP they released last year. Unholy Infestation is now available on all streaming services and will be available for the first time on vinyl in the coming weeks.

Plague Years call Detroit their home. They are Tim Engelhardt (vocals), Eric Lauder (guitar), Rian Staber (bass), and Mike Jurysta (drums). Unholy Infestation is the band’s second album and is the follow up to their first self-titled album that was released in 2017. Unholy Infestation sees the group refining their attack and taking aim at their contemporaries. An eerie alien intro crashes into a full frontal assault of crunchy guitars and pounding double bass on the opening track. The pace chugs into low gear with wailing guitars before charging forward with ruthless brutality. Listeners will find Plague Years reminding them of the punishing music of Obituary, Sepultura, and Destruction. The intent is to lay waste to your senses on every song.

The bludgeoning power of Plague Years stands tall on Outer Darkness and Aeon of the Serpent. The caustic vocals, crushing guitars, punishing drums, and strong bass come together in a fantastic mix despite this initially being an independent release. Plague Years does a marvelous job of mixing up the pace with fast charging riffs balanced by slower paced skull smashers. The music dares you not to head bang. There is no point in resisting, just let it fly.

Unholy Infestation incites the need within every metalhead to thrash. This EP conjures up all that you love about fist clenching thrash metal. Explosive rhythms, caustic vocals, and flesh-searing guitars invigorate the amygdala and elevate the listener into a state of teeth gnashing bliss. Grab some friends, throw them around the room, and let the power swell of Plague Years wash you free of all your rage and pain.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Unholy Infestation
  2. Outer Darkness
  3. Hellborn
  4. Aeon of the Serpent
  5. Taker of Life
  6. Infernal Torment

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TYLER RAMSEY’S EXQUISITE SOLO OFFERING FOR THE MORNING AVAILABLE NOW

FORMER BAND OF HORSES GUITARIST & CO-WRITER CURRENTLY HEADLINING U.S. TOUR; GET TICKETS HERE

WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2019 – Today, Tyler Ramsey releases his highly anticipated solo album, For The Morning (Fantasy), his first since leaving the acclaimed indie outfit, Band of Horses, in 2017.  Inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich and rewarding new branch of American roots music. Ramsey previewed a number of sparkling album tracks in the lead-up to release, including, A Dream of Home, Firewood, White Coat and Evening Country – a reimagination of the song Evening Kitchen originally written by Ramsey for the Band of Horses GRAMMY-nominated album, Infinite Arms.

For The Morning has already garnered high praise from across the musical spectrum. NPR Music, who included Ramsey in their SXWS preview, stated, "A Dream of Home…finds a sweet spot that brings to mind the lush folk-rock rambles of Damien Jurado.” Billboard said, "Firewood -- with its ringing acoustic guitars, spare arrangement and elegiac melody -- shows off the spirit of musical adventure.”  FLOOD Magazine affirmed, “White Coat is rife with pretty guitar picking, the steady thump of a drum-like a heartbeat, and Ramsey’s languorous vocals,” while CLASH argued the track, tingles with a raw, unfettered beauty.”

Written and produced by Tyler Ramsey, For The Morning also features the work of engineer, Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Strand of Oaks), and Seth Kauffman of Floating Action (also touring musician for Jim James, Ray LaMontagne), who teamed with Ramsey at La La Land studios in Louisville, KY for much of the recording. The album is also complemented by several guest musicians, including Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden (harmony on various tracks), pedal steel player Russ Paul, Nathan Salsburg and Gareth Liddiard from The Drones on guitar.

Fresh from several high-profile appearances at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, Ramsey and his top-flight band are set for a run of headlining dates throughout the South and East Coast. Ramsey will also play select solo dates with Strand of Oaks before heading to the UK and Europe. Most recently, Ramsey and band stopped by the DittyTV studios in Memphis, TN for a live session – you can watch their performance of “A Dream of Home” HERE.  For more information please visit www.tylerramsey.com.

TOUR DATES:
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^ 
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 22 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
April 23 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MAMay 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June 13-16 - Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
^ with Strand of Oaks

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS RELEASE TAABU REMIX OF CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL

NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE OUT MAY 10th

WATCH CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL VIDEO HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE
WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE
AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – April 4, 2019 – Snotty Nose Rez Kids are set to release their new full-length album, Trapline, on May 10th, and have shared the lead single, Creator Made An Animal. The song earned praise from The FADER for its “energetic defiance that we urgently need”, and now the group is pleased to release a new version of the track, remixed by powerhouse artist/producer, TAABU. The remix will drop tomorrow (Friday, April 5) on all streaming platforms. 

“Creator Made An Animal inspired me with its lyrical content, vocal performance and production style,” says TAABU. “I wanted to take that inspiration and intensely magnify the message and energy of the original. The lyrics give the listener an enlightening perspective. I wanted to amplify the significance of that perspective through the remix.

“Creator Made An Animal is our way of paying homage to the place that we call home as our spirits awaken and our people rise up,” Snotty Nose Rez Kids comment. “Creator Made An Animal carries an aggressive and assertive energy that imitates the way society portrays Indigenous people and People of Colour across Turtle Island. Our ancestors were stereotyped as savages, and we are often regarded as the pissed-off generation who haven’t gotten over what colonization has done to our lands and to our people. Through stylish delivery, we proclaim ourselves as the Father 7th Generation and let the world know that we aren’t changing for anyone. The future is ours. We are powerful as human beings and it’s integral that we respect the knowledge that was passed down from our ancestors. Many of us also carry their pain, but every single one of us carry their power. Embrace that power, stay true to that power and to yourself!”

Trapline brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

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ABOUT SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS:
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.

Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.

Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

ABOUT TAABU:
Taabu, born Spencer Heaslip, is a 24-year-old powerhouse, whose diverse skills make this artist/producer, songwriter, engineer and drummer, a diverse asset to all styles, genres and angles of music. In Bu’s hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Avalon Music Academy marks the early phase of his career. He underwent drum lessons from the age of 5 through 12. 

His adolescent years consisted of performing and recording, drum doubling in a Canadian Film Festival piece at the age of 11, and receiving nominations at 14 for the 2008 Hamilton Music Awards for “Drummer of the Year” and “Metal Recording of the Year.” Taabu’s versatile passion flourished from self-taught Metal-core basement recordings, into EDM focused production at age 17. Bu’s growth was followed by the admittance into Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College. He was a sought after session drummer and performer for the duration of the two year diploma course. EDM, Trap, Dance, Rock and Metal are styles that Taabu felt comfortably creative with upon graduation; this reflects in his more recent work as a drummer, producer, writer and engineer. Currently, 

Taabu is actively performing with Pop/Rock band TWNRVA, freelancing as a drummer (live and studio) and is endorsed by Murat Diril Cymbals. From contract production for the Juno recognized Sundown Sessions, to collaborations with Tim 2oolman (A Tribe Called Red), Ragga Twins, Haviah Mighty, and Juno Nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Bu’s caffeine addiction doesn’t seem to be slowing his artistic nature. Among the experience of opening for acts like Jazz Cartier, Shawn Hook, Down With Webster and playing alongside Isam B (Outlandish), Taabu is surely leaving his artistic vision and sonic fingerprint on the Canadian music industry.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 8 - The Slaughtered Lamb - London, UK
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - Old Market Square - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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I PREVAIL RELEASE INTIMATE NEW SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR HURRICANE

 WATCH VIDEOS FOR BOW DOWNBREAKING DOWN AND PARANOID 

SOPHOMORE ALBUM TRAUMA OUT NOW

"Warped wave fans never particularly cared about subgenre loyalty, so the transition from hardcore to pop metal is a smooth one. I Prevail test the limits of this on Trauma and come out ahead of the pack; it's ambitious for a band not yet out of their 20s.” Exclaim!

 

“Through manic, pained screams, raw, honest lyrics and calculated, effortless genre changes, you get a no holds barred feel for what Burkheiser has been through. Trauma is likely to be an album people going through these issues can turn to and feel less alone.”

Metal Insider

 

Toronto, ON – April 3, 2019 – Michigan’s I Prevail have shared an intimate, self-directed video for the song, Hurricane, from their second full-length, Trauma, which was released on March 29 via Fearless records. Watch Hurricane here, and buy/stream Trauma here.

Trauma was released to critical acclaim, landing on Spotify with 35 playlist spots including, 13 New Music Friday playlists and 4 covers. US radio saw single, Breaking Down move up to #21 on the rock chart with 128+ spins. Bow Down received international support from Radio 1 Rock Show, Kerrang Radio (UK) / Triple J (Australia) / Star FM, Radio BOB, Bremen Vier Rockt (Germany) / Penguin Radio, Kink FM (Benelux).  


Trauma represents a moment of triumph in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [lead guitar], and Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar]. Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout. Lifelines, they faced unforeseen hardship that might've broken any other band. Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating vocal injury that jeopardized his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Conflicted with thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a decision. He got together with his band brothers in 2018 and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer Tyler Smith [Falling In Reverse], they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.

Trauma also represents a realization of I Prevail's full potential. The band elevates rock music by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and heavy rock. This air of danger powers the hard-hitting single, Bow Down. Watch and listen here. Companion single, Breaking Down, pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch and listen here.

With an equally melodic and momentous offering, I Prevail soar on Trauma. Smarter and more confident, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the frontlines of heavy music: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma [Fearless Records]. If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE CAROUSEL

ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM FLORESCENCE SET FOR RELEASE MAY 17 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – April 3, 2019 –
Aussies, Eat Your Heart Out, have announced the release of their debut album, Florescence, via Fearless Records on May 17. They’ve also unveiled a music video for current single, Carousel, which  sees the band caught up in their own fanciful yet bizarre fairground world.

Carousel makes reference to disconcerting and unproductive thought processes that many of us are prone to and can identify with. Vocalist Caitlin explains “Carousel is about the constant cycle of thoughts in your head that go back and forth between doubting yourself and believing that you aren’t good enough, and then having a moment of clarity when you know you’re being irrational. A lot of it comes from the idea of ‘imposter syndrome’ which a lot of people (especially women) experience at some point, where you can’t acknowledge your own achievements properly and believe that you are undeserving, and there’s a constant fear that it will all unravel and you’ll be exposed.”

Caitlin continues to talk about the album’s overall approach and its moniker: “I felt like I grew up a lot in the last year, in an emotional sense, and I learned how to deal with these kind of experiences in new ways. So I wanted a title that encompassed the idea of growing up and maturing, and it took us a while to come across the word ‘florescence’ but when we did we knew straight away that it was what we were looking for. It refers to the act of flowering or blooming, and I found it really interesting that I’d never come across the word before.”

Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Eat Your Heart Out carry on the tradition of Australia’s impressive history of musical outliers from Nick Cave and Silverchair to The Amity Affliction and Parkway Drive, but they do so unequivocally on their own terms. The group’s ability to meld aspects of grunge with an emo energy, punk power, and pop prowess can be heard on previous EP releases but their refreshingly unique approach to rock music has been levelled up on Eat Your Heart Out’s debut album.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT ARE:
Caitlin Henry [vocals] | Andrew Anderson [guitar] | Will Moore [guitar]
Dom Cant [bass] | Jake Cronin [drums]

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FAMBA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE SWEAR TO GOD

FOLLOW UP TO TOP 20 RADIO DEBUT SINGLE WISH YOU WELL

Perfectly crafted, body-moving EDM mixed with dreamy pop that contains and alternative edge.”EARMILK

The magic behind Wish You Well is its authenticity, painting a picture that is vivid and engaging. The evocative lyrics conjure feelings of sympathy, angst, and familiarity, all the while the song’s pop sensibilities hook the listener through its stellar production and delightful appeal.Daily Beat

Toronto, ON – April 1, 2019 –
Following his Top 20 radio debut, Halifax-based producer, DJ and EDM artist, Famba, is set to release his latest single, Swear to God, on April 5. His previous track, Wish You Well, has over 3.5 million global streams, and reached the #14 spot on CHR in Canada. His earlier releases, Vibe, garnered over 27 million global streams, with Space sitting at over 3 million streams to date. Pre-saving Swear to God lets fans enter a contest to win a custom Famba V-Moda Remix Bluetooth Speaker. Pre-save and enter to win here.

Swear to God is an upbeat emotionally driven song with unexpected folk inspirations yet a high level of dance appeal. Production standouts in the song include soaring gang vocals in the chorus and a powerful drop. “For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to make a song with a big chanting anthem-like chorus,” says Famba. “This song turned out exactly as I had first envisioned way back then.

Outside of his original music, Famba has also remixed fellow newcomers Tyler Shaw (Cautious, Sony Music Canada), Mahalo (Be My Love, KNGP) and Saint WKND (Survive, Sony UK). He’s also shared the stage with electronic heavyweights like Felix Cartal, Grandtheft, and many others, in addition to gaining ongoing support from tastemaker blogs, music channels and media outlets like Chill Nation, The Vibe Guide and Aux London.

With more songs in production and talk of an EP underway, stay tuned for more from Famba this year!

Pre-Save Swear to God
Stream and Watch Wish You Well

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

NEW SONG MOONSHINE AVAILABLE NOW

NEW LP HIGH IN THE SADDLE OUT MAY 31

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2019 –
Entertainment One (eOne) has singed Denison, Texas rock band, Texas Hippie Coalition, to a worldwide deal, and will release a brand new LP from the band this Spring.

Texas Hippie Coalition (THC) has released a new song called Moonshine today, which is available on all digital platforms. Moonshine is also available as an iTunes instant grat track, meaning fans who pre-order the new LP on iTunes will receive the track as an instant download.

"When you hear the word moonshine, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a mason jar filled with Grandpa’s creek water," says frontman Big Dad Ritch. "This is a different kind of moonshine. Many men throughout time have referred to their woman (sweet thang) as their sweet sunshine. Me being a creature of darkness and a lord of the night, I do all my dirty deeds under the moonlight. And when I talk about my baby girl, my sweet thang, I refer to her as my Moonshine..."

THC will release High In The Saddle, on May 31, 2019. High in the Saddle is a record full of unashamed, full-throttle ass kicking. It’s the band’s second pairing with producer Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Rob Zombie) and sixth album overall, on the heels of their #2 Billboard Heatseekers slab, Dark Side of Black. Pre-orders are available now. 

Album number six kicks off with the alarmingly catchy slither of Moonshine. It oozes everything THC stands for and smells like. A true THC manifesto, if ever there was one: swampy grooves, Crüe type partying, and a Man in Black style saga. Backyard barbeques, barroom brawls, tent revivals, and big rock festivals alike are suitable environments for the Red Dirt Metal of THC, a band with a sound so devilishly electrifying that they had to come up with a new genre to describe it. 

Big Dad Ritch captains this pirate ship of bikers, outlaws, troubadours, and hellraisers, welcoming all comers to the THC party with gregarious charisma and Southern charm. Across a half dozen albums, countless club gigs, and show-stealing performances at Rockstar Mayhem, THC has spread the good word of big riffs, big hooks, and wild times. Ritch puts the band’s evolution in Old West terms. “In the beginning, you’re an outlaw looking for direction. You gotta get the best guys for the job behind you,” he explains. “Now we know how to rob banks, how to rob stagecoaches, and how to rob trains.”

“I’m just out to have fun, man,”
 Ritch says with genuine modesty. “I never look at this as something I have to do. It’s something I /get/ to do. I just thank the Lord above that He has given me this talent that has allowed me to garner these wonderful things in life.” 

Texas Hippie Coalition continues to ride or die for truth-telling, unashamed, Red Dirt Metal badassery, winning over new acolytes every damn day. As Blabbermouth once asked: “How many more reasons do you need to try a little THC? Everybody’s doing it.” 

THC is: Big Dad Ritch // Cord Pool // Timmy Braun // Nevada Romo // Larado Romo

Tracklist:

  1. Moonshine
  2. Dirty Finger
  3. Bring It Baby
  4. Ride Or Die
  5. Tongue Like A Devil
  6. Why Aren’t You Listening
  7. Stevie Nicks
  8. BullsEye
  9. Tell It From The Ground
  10. Blue Lights On


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THE STRUMBELLAS SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE I’LL WAIT OFF NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE OUT TODAY!

BAND TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
ON APRIL 3rd

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 1st

TICKETS TO JULY 6th CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2019 – Today, The Strumbellas release their highly anticipated fourth album, Rattlesnake (in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records). To celebrate the release, the band has shared the video for their anthemic next single, I’ll Wait – which was heard for the first time, yesterday, during the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener. The video, directed by Christopher Warre Smets, and produced by Black Fawn Creative, was shot in Hamilton, ON, with the band performing in the exciting, vulnerable way fans have come to expect from The Strumbellas. Watch/share the video here, which premiered today with Billboard. Listen to/share Rattlesnake here.

Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, Rattlesnake was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston, ON and at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON.

“This album is about one main character: this guy, me, who’s out there following his dream to have his music heard, but at the same time, he’s just trying to get home,” says lead singer, Simon Ward. “The reason it’s called Rattlesnake is because it’s about him facing his fears head on. Shedding his skin, evolving, and realizing he’s got these three kids that he’s responsible for. Little humans, they’re more important than anything. They have a way of really anchoring you.”

In 2017, The Strumbellas won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset the band received critical praise from the press: “With this amazing track [Salvation], the band gets us hooked and inspired to look out into the world and see all the beauty that dwells in it,” wrote Wolf in a Suit and, “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes. Rattlesnake’s lead single, Salvation, is sitting at #6 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada, and has cracked the top 30 at HOT AC. The band will perform the hit song on Late Night with Seth Meyers, next Wednesday, April 3.

For The Strumbellas though, accolades are secondary to the connection that their music has with their fans. “I think it’s important that people feel something when they listen to music,” says Ward. “That’s my favourite thing: When I put my headphones on and it triggers something in me. It’s my hope that this music makes people feel something they may not have otherwise felt that day.”

We’ve heard from people previously that our songs have helped people through difficult times, times when they felt alone, times when they felt not quite right for the world,” says keyboardist, Dave Ritter. “I hope this record continues to do that, nestles into the nooks and crannies of someone’s life exactly the way they need it to.”

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass).

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 1, 2019 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 2, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 3, 2019 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
May 4, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 
May 6, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 
May 8, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 10, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
May 11, 2019 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
May 13, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 14, 2019 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues 
May 16, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – the Fonda Theatre
May 17, 2019 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory 
May 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades 
May 19, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
May 21 2019 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
May 22, 2019 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
June 3, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre 
June 4, 2019 – Detroit, MA – Majestic Theatre 
June 6, 2019 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
June 7, 2019 – Minneapolis, NM – Fine Line Music Cafe
June 8, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
June 10, 2019 – Denver, CA – Ogden Theatre 
June 12, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
June 14, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
June 15, 2019 – Tinley Park, IL – 101 WKQX Piqniq
June 27, 2019 – Montreal, QC – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
June 29, 2019 – Syracuse, NY – Sharkey's Bar and Grill
July 6, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – Botanical Gardens
August 11, 2019 – Zofingen, Switzerland – Heitere Open Air

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LORD DYING DECIBEL MAGAZINE PREMIERES FREED FROM THE PRESSURES OF TIME

FULL-LENGTH MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM TO SEE RELEASE APRIL 26 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE ENVY THE END HERE


"...its slow build into soaring melodies and heavier sludge is extremely gratifying, feeling like a journey was accomplished over the song's runtime." – Decibel

Toronto, ON – March 28, 2019 – Mysterium Tremendum
, is the long-awaited new full-length from Portland progressive sludge metal merchants, Lord Dying. Captured at Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and swathed in the striking planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd, the band’s first full-length in four years is a monolithic, riff-heavy concept album boasting eleven heaving tracks that explore the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife.

In advance of the record’s release, Decibel Magazine is premiering second single, Freed From The Pressures Of Time. Issues guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson of the brooding tune, “This track is pretty experimental and progressive for us; we’re very psyched with how it turned out. The song itself is a derivative of a dream that The Dreamer/protagonist of the album is having, longing for death; A paradox for an immortal entity.”

Decibel calls the track, "one of the album's most enthralling cuts," adding, "its slow build into soaring melodies and heavier sludge is extremely gratifying, feeling like a journey was accomplished over the song's runtime."

Stream Lord Dying’s Freed From The Pressures of Time, alongside an interview with Olsen courtesy of Decibel Magazine, here. If you missed it, check out first single, Envy The End, here. Mysterium Tremendum will drop worldwide on April 26th via Entertainment One (eOne) on CD, double LP, and digital formats, pre-order options here.

An emotionally satisfying record, lyrically and musically Mysterium Tremendum’s exploration of death goes beyond the mere longing for it in order to see what lies beyond (Lacerated Psyche is about the death of guitarist Chris Evans’ sister). There are multiple layers to it — you might even find parallels between the record’s concept and life itself. It’s a journey. And in their quest to pursue death, Lord Dying has themselves found new life. “We set out to write a record about life, and it ended up being about death,” says Olson about the band’s third studio album Mysterium Tremendum. While the new record centers around death, it focuses more on what awaits us on the other side while also exploring our culture’s fear of dying, and the struggles with our own mortality. The ideas for the concept have been kicking around for some time, but it’s fitting that they’re only now coming to fruition.

At the core of these Portland, Oregon, heavy metal titans is Olson and Evans, who’ve been composing music together since fifth grade. They formed Lord Dying before they had a name or a record when another Portland powerhouse Red Fang beckoned them to open some shows for them in 2010. Two records and countless live performances — including tours with Voivod and Crowbar — followed. Mysterium Tremendum is the record Olson and Evans have wanted to make since the band’s inception. It’s easily Lord Dying’s most musically diverse album, but one that could only be made following the band’s jackhammer 2013 debut Summon The Faithless, and 2015’s brooding Poisoned Altars. “It’s more along the lines of what we wanted to do early on,” says Evans. Lord Dying was already beginning to expand its musical palette — including moodier interludes and Olson’s expanded vocal range — but Olson says once the decision was made to make a concept record, he and Evans pushed themselves to match the themes musically and vocally. You’ll hear it in songs like The End Of Experience and the floating Severed Forever, which sees Olson melodically doubling his vocals before returning to his trademark growl. Shorter interludes like Tearing The Fabric Of Consciousness and Even The Darkness Went Away are stunning and fragile, like nothing the band has ever done.

Olson and Evans worked tirelessly on the songs together over the course of a year-and-a-half, using programmed drum parts, and sending ideas back and forth. As Olson puts it, “It was the first time we were really able to put things under a microscope.” The songs were all but ready by the time they headed to West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 and L.A.-based bassist Matt Price and drummer Chase Manhattan jumped right in to bring these songs of death to life. The results are huge and seamless.

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JENN GRANT ANNOUNCES NEW LP LOVE, INEVITABLE SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 31

SHARES LEAD SINGLE RAVEN TODAY

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ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA THIS SPRING

“Grant's gorgeous voice swoops and soars across shimmering pop anthems, folk gems, and sunset ballads.” – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2019 – Jenn Grant is happy to announce the May 31st release of her new album, Love, Inevitable.  Today, she shares a sneak peak of the album by way of a video for the power-pop first single, Raven.  Of the track, Grant notes, “Raven came from a place of trying to find my own power when I was crowded with self-doubt. For me, it’s about taking a step into the unknown and learning to trust yourself.  It’s about making a choice to let go of the idea that you needed something or someone, and finally stepping into your freedom.”  Watch the video, directed by Daniel Ledwell, here.

Love, Inevitable is the follow up to 2016’s, Paradise, around which Consequence of Sound called out Grant’s “majestic vocals” and Stereogum noted she created something that’s both a bit familiar and a little otherworldly.”  

Grant believes in, while writing a song, the power of intuition; that she can feel something in the air and has to catch it.  The peculiar and enthralling magical quality of the Halifax folk-pop singer’s songwriting and performance persists all around Love, Inevitable.

The new album is a marker for a period of change in Grant’s life; of moving through one moment and leaving it behind, almost carefree, for another.  After making four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell (and being nominated for three JUNO Awards), Grant stepped out of her usual comfort zone and reached out to Grammy nominated American producer and engineer, Tucker Martine. A synergetic and collaborative team was born, spending the bulk of the summer months recording in Portland, Oregon

Grant would be going through a massive period of personal change during the time following Paradise, specifically because of her pregnancy. It was many years of personal struggle, amidst touring and making records before she could create the family she had always wanted.

Love, Inevitable is and isn’t about motherhood. A direct conversation of motherhood is omitted and instead we’re left with an impression of this process; “Some of the guitar songs I wrote in this little window of a few days where I felt this kind of energy around me. I didn’t know I was pregnant yet and those were when those songs were written. Those songs are special to me.”

Grant wrote the tracks in her living room in Halifax, turning to a Roland keyboard, experimenting with different tunings on her acoustic guitar and a banjo. She then flew to Portland, Oregon in July 2018 to record at Martine’s Flora Recording and Playback.  Of the experience, Martine says, “Jenn is my favorite kind of collaborator. She showed up with fantastic songs, great ideas and a willingness to try anything. We immediately found a mutual love for the record making process being about discovery, trusting each other and surprising ourselves. This brings a vivacious quality to a record.”

What makes Love, Inevitable compelling is its ease, despite the struggle and personal heartache that went into the writing of these songs. The record’s title comes from a moment when Grant heard Martine’s wife, Laura Veirs, singing the Daniel Johnston song, True Love Will Find You in the End. She found symmetry here, remembering how her husband used to sing her that song as well.  The song reminds Grant of her own trek back to both herself and to finding her own family.

As the Johnston song goes, ‘‘Not giving up until... you step out into the light, the light... true love will find you in the end.”

LOVE, INEVITABLE TRACKLIST:

  1. Raven
  2. Our Love
  3. Keep A Light On
  4. Arizona
  5. Favourite Daughter
  6. Magic And Mistakes
  7. Sweet Grass
  8. Bird At Midnight
  9. Lost In Our Wishes
  10. Lay Me Down

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 5 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop – SOLD OUT
April 6 – Tamworth, ON – Abbott Hall – SOLD OUT
April 11 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
April 12 – Gravenhurst, ON – Peter’s Players
April 13 – Elora, ON – Elora Brewing Company – SOLD OUT
April 17 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse Concert Hall
April 18 – Paris, ON – Dominion Telegraph Event Centre – SOLD OUT
April 19 & 20 – Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
May 14 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
May 15 – Regina, SK – Artesian on 13th
May 16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
May 17 – Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper
May 18 – Calgary, AB – National Music Centre at Studio Bell
May 21 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Café
May 22 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar, Hume Hotel|
May 23 – Nanaimo, BC – St. Andrew’s United Church|
May 24 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom|
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

June 4 – New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 23-25 – Denmark – Tønder Festival

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DENZEL CURRY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR BLACK BALLOONS FEAT. TWELVE'LEN AND GOLDLINK

JOINING BILLIE EILISH ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH STOPS IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11 AND LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12

PERFORMING AT OSHEAGA ON AUGUST 2

RELEASING BLACK BALLOONS, THE LOVE BELOW REMIX PACK ON MARCH 29

PRE-ORDER ON LIMITED EDITION PICTUREDISC

What the press is saying about Denzel Curry and TA13OO:

"The power of his performance, the veracity of his pen, and the color of his wordplay make him an expert at voicing the tribulations of this doomed condition we call being young." - Pitchfork

"A fascinating, breathing document of a young emcee's search for himself." - Rolling Stone

"He already feels like a seasoned veteran of the rap game." - XXL

Toronto, ON – March 27, 2019 – Today, Denzel Curry is sharing a new video from his critically-acclaimed album, TA13OO. The visual for Black Balloons, featuring Twelve'len and Goldlink, is taken from the first of the album's three acts and arrives as the prequel to the previously-released visuals for Clout Cobain and Vengeance, completing the sinister story of being an industry pawn. The visual, directed Zev Deans, opens with Curry being promised millions and international fame, but the facade quickly unravels as he discovers he's just a ploy in the seedy, drug-fueled circus that represents the underbelly of the music industry. 

Denzel is also announcing a new pack of remixes by Miami collective, Love Below. Black Balloons, The Love Below Remix Pack features remixes of some of TA13OO's standout tracks by Love Below members, Telescope Thieves, Cancrejo, Manuvers, JerriousB, Pazmal, and Louby, and will be available on a limited edition picturedisc. The Love Below is a Miami-based collective that hosts a weekly party established in July 2015, that consistently pushes a new wave of sounds. The remix pack and video arrive as Denzel prepares to join Billie Eilish on tour across North America, beginning May 29 in San Francisco, with stops in Toronto on June 11 and Laval on June 12, and ending July 13 in San Diego. Denzel will also have festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands to follow in August.

Watch Black Balloons ft. Twelve'len and Goldlink above, find full tour routing and more info on the album and remixes below.

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

April 6 - Toluca, MX - Ceremonia

May 12 - Miami, FL - Rolling Loud

May 29 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center

June 1 - New York, NY - Governor's Ball

June 2 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park

June 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair

June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

June 7 - Kansas City, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

June 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory

June 9 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom

June 11 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

June 12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell

June 14 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The MET Philadelphia

June 18 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17

June 19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

June 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem

June 21- Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater

June 23 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park

June 28 - Wretcher, BE - Rock Wretcher

June 29 - Stockholm, SE - Lollapalooza Stockholm

July 3 - Oslo, NO - Kadetten

July 4 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

July 5 - Zamardi, HU - Balaton Sound

July 6 - Dublin, IE - Longitude

July 7 - London, UK - Wireless

July 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre

July 13 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater

July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle

July 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

August 1- Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 

August 2 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga

August 9-11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

Denzel Curry Black Balloons: The Love Below Remix Pack
ULT / Loma Vista Recordings
(March 29, 2019)

1. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Telescope Thieves Remix)
2. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Cancrejo Remix)
3. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Manuvers Remix)
4. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (JerriousB Remix)
5. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Pazmal Remix)
6. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Louby Remix)
7. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ

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Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

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ANDREW BIRD PREMIERES MANIFEST VIDEO

MY FINEST WORK YET OUT NOW

MY FINEST WORK YET TOUR WITH YOLA,
MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, CHICANO BATMAN AND MORE

SHOWS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER THIS FALL

“Andrew Bird unspools an ambitious take on the circle of life” – Rolling Stone

“Singer songwriter hits his peak” – Q

“Blending themes of politics and modern science into his fashion of storytelling, My Finest Work Yet is a true tour de force.” – Exclaim!

“My Finest Work Yet taps into a vibrant, labyrinthine inner world of heady emotion…and brilliant songwriting.” – Consequence of Sound

Toronto, ON – March 25, 2019 – Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird’s, new album, My Finest Work Yet, is out now on Loma Vista Recordings. Listen/purchase here. Along with the new album, Bird has premiered an animated video by Andrea Nakhla for Manifest – watch here.

Bird is also sharing the details of his forthcoming My Finest Work Yet tour that will find him on an expansive run of North American dates, including shows in Toronto and Vancouver. Bird will be joined by a variety of guests including Yola, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chicano Batman, Madison Cunningham, Tift Merritt, and a co-headline date in Boston with Calexico and Iron & Wine. See below for full details and buy tickets here.

My Finest Work Yet was produced by Paul Butler and recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Single, Bloodless, set the tone of the project for Bird, he explains, “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what makes us whole.” The lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. Meanwhile, piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul. Bird was joined on the album by Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on Archipelago.

TOUR DATES:
April 2 & 3 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 8 & 9 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
May 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Emerge
June 3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern*
July 11 - Asheville, NC - Highland Brewing Company
July 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
July 13 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art†
July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 16 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre*
September 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre‡
September 14 - Washington, DC - The Anthem‡
September 16 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore‡
September 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre‡
September 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel‡
September 20 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Music Festival
September 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion**
September 23 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
September 24 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
September 25 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
September 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 27 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
October 17 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre††
October 18 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall††
October 19 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre††
October 21 - Davis, CA - Mondavi Center††
October 22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater††
October 24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues§
October 26 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren§
October 28 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly§
October 29 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Pac Annette Strauss Stage§
October 30 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s§
November 1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
November 2 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
*—with Madison Cunningham
†—with Tift Merritt
‡—with Chicano Batman
§—with Yola
**—Co-headline with Calexico and Iron & Wine
††—with Meshell Ndegeocello

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DYNORO RELEASES NEW SINGLE OBSESSED FEATURING INA WROLDSEN

WATCH VIDEO FOR OBSESSED HERE

PREVIOUS SINGLE IN MY MIND NOW PLATINUM IN CANADA

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Today, Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen release single, Obsessed, via SONY Music. Watch the official video and buy/stream the track here.

“I try to climb into your skin, I try to locate the beating of your heart, I walk for hours inside you, I talk to my boys and try to find your heart.” Listening to this single’s lyrics pays off. What Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen put into this track is some kind of psycho-thriller – because being obsessed is inexplicable, unhealthy, and scary. It’s when you love so hard, you really want to get under the other person’s skin and risk losing yourself in it completely. No wonder, the chorus cannot stand the intensity: “Baby, you gotta let me out, I gotta get free – I’m too invested.

Ina Wroldsen, the deeply interesting Norwegian singer-songwriter, who worked with Calvin Harris on How Deep Is Your Love, and was awarded one of the country’s most successful female musicians in 2018, wrote the powerful lyrics and melody. On Obsessed, she comments, “This is a different kind of love song. It’s about the moment you realize, your love is turning from healthy and mutual to obsessive and excruciating. It was a fascinating song to write because it allowed me to get in touch with a darker side of myself, describing the search for a love that you know, deep down, isn’t there anymore.”

Finding the right production for a song like this is absolutely crucial – Wroldsen, who already worked with Clean Bandit and Jax Jones, to name just a few, knows this. She was all the more thrilled about Dynoro's approach. “I was very excited when I heard his production of the record, as I felt he really added to the darkness and the pulse of the song. I think he’s one of the most intriguing young DJ/producers out there at the moment. When I hear Dynoro, I hear something totally new and uncompromising,” she says.

Apart from this electrifying musical handwriting, the 19-year-old mysterious DJ and producer from Lithuania moves through the realms of Spotify and the charts like a phantom – there’s just a set of impressive numbers. Dynoro's 2018 debut mash-up, In My Mind, is now platinum in Canada, and was #1 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Shazam in 13 countries – ranking Shazam’s global No.1 for eight weeks – was #1 in the German charts for almost three months and 2018’s most successful song, reached #1 in US dance radio, and ranked at #5 in the UK single charts. Billboard’s Critic’s Picks listed In My Mind”as one of the 30 Best Dance/Electronic Songs, the track amassed 530 million streams and sold 3.2 million copies altogether.

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HAVIAH MIGHTY RETURNS WITH MORE BARS ON WAVES FEATURING SEAN LEON

NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR
SET FOR RELEASE MAY 10, 2019

ALBUM TO INCLUDE CLAIRMONT THE SECOND
2OOLMAN (A TRIBE CALLED RED), ROBOTAKI AND MORE

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ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Fresh off a jam-packed weekend performing at JUNOFest and rocking the red carpet at the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, Ontario, prolific Brampton-via-Toronto artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, shares her new single and video, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon. The song drops in tandem with the announcement of her forthcoming album, 13th Floor, out on May 10. Watch the video for Waves here, and pre-order the album now.

“It’s funny how this track came together. Initially, I produced this in 2016. Then, in 2018, I showed it to a friend/producer, Young Dreadz, who asked for the stems and really fluffed it up! Later that year, I showed it to 2oolman who essentially sampled some elements of the Young Dreadz/Haviah collab, and it turned into this epic, cinematic, bar-centric record. Finally, I reached out to Sean Leon and felt his voice, sound and style were perfect for this record,” Haviah says of the track.

“I was feeling myself when I first produced this, so this song became a representation of self confidence, hence the reoccurring ‘You must think I’m fly’ as if reaffirming that you MUST think so, because I am. Sean Leon’s verse then comes in where he raps about his accomplishments, successes and drip. He touches on progression, and briefly visits a short monologue about fear, but then quickly comes back to reality - we’re still fly!”

Waves joins previous single, In Women Colour, which arrived on International Women’s Day – watch the video here. The singles complete half of the first four tracks appearing on the record, released prior to the album launch, giving listeners a sneak peek to the overall body of work. Both videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork seen above.

13th Floor follows Haviah’s acclaimed 2017 release, Flower City, and highlights her vast musical influences, sharp songwriting and production style. She co-executively produced the record alongside 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Sean Leon, Clairmont The Second, and her sister, Omega Mighty. Additional production credits include Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and Mighty Prynce. See below for a complete tracklist.

Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this weekend, then returns to Canada for a stop at Oshawa Music Week on April 5 for a show at The Diezel Room. See below for a complete list of dates.

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

13th Floor Tracklist:

1.In Women Colour (prod. Haviah Mighty & Obuxum)

2.Waves feat. Sean Leon (prod. Young Dreadz, Haviah Mighty, & 2oolman)

3.Wishy Washy ft. Omega Mighty (prod. Taabu & 2oolman)

4.Blame (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)

5.Thirteen (prod. 2oolman & Robotaki)

6.Smoke feat. Clairmont The Second (prod. 2oolman & Clairmont The Second)

7.You Don’t Love Me (prod. 2oolman & Lambo)

8.Fugazi (prod. Haviah Mighty & 2oolman)

9.Squad (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

10. Oh My (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

11.Ride (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

12.Bag Up (prod. Mighty Prynce)

13.Kiss It (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)

Pre-order 13th Floor:  smarturl.it/13thfloor
Buy/stream Waves (featuring Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves
Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room

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DONNA GRANTIS RELEASES DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TODAY VIA EONE

BUY AND STREAM THE ALBUM NOW

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28
AT DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none” Prince

“A forward-thinking player with incendiary chops, Grantis’ technique is also laden with feel.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Being a Prince protégé, a longtime session player and a kick-ass guitarist in her own right, Grantis is committed to excellence, and it's at work here, from the composition to the layered production.”Exclaim!
 

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” – Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL, and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, debuts her solo album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE today via eOne. Stream/share here.

Born and raised in Toronto, Grantis received local love on the release, with Exclaim! proclaiming her a “musical legend” in their 8/10 review, noting, “Grantis is committed to excellence, and it's at work here, from the composition to the layered production.” In this week’s issue of NOW Magazine, Grantis rocked pieces from Toronto designers, Call and Response, in an exclusive feature interview highlighting the album and her career to date.

Associated Press proclaimed, “Recorded live-to-tape in just two days, a pace similar to that of many great jazz albums, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE is an experimentally adventurous set, which contains ample evidence why Prince held Grantis in such high regard.” Vintage Guitar Magazine says, “Razor sharp guitars and lively percussion make this an intense treat.”

 

In support of the release, Grantis is set to play an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club. You can find more info and tickets here.

Previously released tracks include, MR MAJESTIC, as well as title track, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which premiered at Billboard. In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, TRASHFORMER, and VIOLETTA, in collaboration with guitarist, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records.

The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart, and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader—writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene—fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

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PARTING GIFT RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR 3:07 (MOONLIGHT)

FROM THEIR ENSOM EP – OUT TODAY ON FEARLESS RECORDS

LIVE APPEARANCES WITH DREAM STATE, UNDEROATH AND NECK DEEP COMING UP

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Parting Gift’s
, Ensom EP, is released today via Fearless Records and the band have also revealed a music video for 3:07 (Moonlight), a track from the EP. “This is the first cry for help, the plea to the enemy,” says vocalist, Zac Vernon, of the composition. “When one attempts to face their nemesis and ask it what it wants, only to realize it wants nothing but the suffering. It is the understanding that the paralysis it brings about one can only endure without fighting it. This is where one surrenders themselves to the black water.”

The video follows visual accompaniments to further EP tracks, Without Sin and Pale, all three showcasing a strong aesthetic. The atmosphere, beauty, darkness and depth of Parting Gift’s black metal roots can be pinpointed throughout their own sound and aesthetic. Combined with the layered shimmer of shoegaze, gorgeous simplicity of indie and bludgeoning weight of post-hardcore, it is a smorgasbord of influences designed to ensnare and enrapture.

Parting Gift is a place of expression through the emotions that this existence deals out. Be it through love or loss, hatred or hardship, the music exists to be dissected. Using the darkness of the world we live in to create something beautiful is a very special trait and one that Vernon doesn’t take lightly. “As you grow up you realise that the world isn’t always a happy place to live in. Speaking from personal experience, I have seen a lot of bad things happen. Going into Parting Gift, I was viewing everything in a really negative light. Even though things have changed now, I can still channel all of that negativity into the way I write. I could be in the best mood but I could still come up with the darkest lyrics. I just couldn’t write something happy now.”

Ultimately Parting Gift is more than just a band. It is a feeling of release that we all possess. An urge deep inside that wants to break out, letting us be as happy, sad, angry or passionate as we want to be. Even at such an early stage in their journey, the band is serving as a vessel for the most human parts of existence and Zac hopes that can continue as they venture deeper in what it truly means to be. “Going forward I want to hone in on the craft of enabling people to feel like they belong to something. We want people to feel like they are an integral part of all of this.”

Parting Gift will hit the road in the UK with Dream State next week, have just been announced as support to Underoath in London in June and will be playing various festivals this summer including Download Festival.

PARTING GIFT ARE:
Zac Vernon (vocals) | Peter Vybiral (guitars)  
Jack Dutton (guitars) | George Barnes (drums)

TOUR DATES:
March 28 – Reading – Face Bar^
March 29 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum^ 

April 1 – Guildford – Boileroom^

April 2 – Oxford – Bullingdon^

April 3 – Peterborough – Met Lounge^

April 4 – Birmingham – Flapper^

April 6 – Blackpool – Bootleg Social^
April 7 – Manchester – Deaf Institute^
April 12 – Newcastle – Think Tank^

April 14 – Leeds – Key Club^
April 15 – Hull – Welly^

April 16 – Nottingham – Bodega^

April 17 – London – Underworld^

April 19 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio^

April 20 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms^

April 21 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin^

April 22 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach^
April 25 – Brighton – Concorde 2 (with Neck Deep)
May 3 – Dorset – Teddy Rocks Festival
May 5 – Leicester – Handmade Festival
June 5 – London – Electric Ballroom (with Underoath)
June 15 – Download Festival
^ with Dream State

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AMAARA SHARES COVER OF RADIOHEAD’S HOUSE OF CARDS

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO HERE

UPCOMING SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – AMAARA is the ethereal pop music and multi-media project of Kaelen Ohm. Today, she releases a stunning cover of Radiohead’s House Of Cards. In addition, AMAARA will be sharing new music on the road, opening for RY X on select dates, including New York, Montreal, Toronto and Chicago. See below for details. Watch the lyric video for House Of Cards and stream the song here.

“The Radiohead cover was recorded in my studio in Toronto on Dufferin at Queen Street West two years ago, prior to the building being torn down. A couple of friends and I played musical chairs and got it done in a couple of half day sessions,” AMAARA says of the creative process. “I held on to the recording thinking I wanted to spend more time with the mix, then it sort of ended up on the back burner. I recently revisited it and realized it was finished. Thom Yorke is an artist I highly respect in so many ways. This song has always been one of my favourite Radiohead songs since I heard In Rainbows in 2007.”

With plans to work on new music throughout 2019, House Of Cards is a highlight of AMAARA’s return to music from a brief hiatus, as she has been heavily pursuing her acting career. The results include being one of eight actors to attend the Actors Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre, and her first lead role in an independent feature film.

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. AMAARA’s debut EP, Black Moon, was released in 2017. Watch a video for the title track, and listen to album single, Dreamcatcher.

The six-track EP featured 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. 

TOUR DATES:
March 23 – Murmurr – New York, NY
March 24 – National – Montreal, QC
March 25 – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON

March 26 - Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS SHARE CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL FT. BOSLEN

LEAD SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 10th

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – Following the announcement of their new full-length album, Trapline, which is set for release on May 10th, award-winning hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, share the record’s lead single, Creator Made An Animal. The track premiered via The FADER, who praised its energetic defiance that we urgently need”. Listen to Creator Made An Animal on Spotify and Apple Music, and watch the music video here.  

“Creator Made An Animal is our way of paying homage to the place that we call home as our spirits awaken and our people rise up,” the band comments. “Creator Made An Animal carries an aggressive and assertive energy that imitates the way society portrays Indigenous people and People of Colour across Turtle Island. Our ancestors were stereotyped as savages, and we are often regarded as the pissed-off generation who haven’t gotten over what colonization has done to our lands and to our people. Through stylish delivery, we proclaim ourselves as the Father 7th Generation and let the world know that we aren’t changing for anyone. The future is ours. We are powerful as human beings and it’s integral that we respect the knowledge that was passed down from our ancestors. Many of us also carry their pain, but every single one of us carry their power. Embrace that power, stay true to that power and to yourself!”

Trapline brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, "The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.

Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.

Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

TOUR DATES:
May 8 - The Slaughtered Lamb - London, UK
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - TBA - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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INJURY RESERVEDROP VIDEO FOR JAILBREAK THE TESLA FEATURING AMINE

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – Injury Reserve just dropped another song/video called Jailbreak The Tesla. Directed by group member/producer, Parker Corey, the video and track features friend and collaborator, Aminé. Full of Hype Williams references a la fisheye lens shots and quick cut cinematography, the video is yet another impressive visual from the Phoenix, Arizona rap trio who dropped their video/track, Jawbreaker, in January. Check out the video for Jailbreak The Tesla here.

Injury Reserve’s previous single, Jawbreaker, features Rico Nasty along with fellow Phoenicians, PRO TEENS, and the video was directed by Parker Corey of Injury Reserve. Watch it here.

Stay posted on much more to come from the recent Loma Vista Recordings signees in 2019.

About Injury Reserve

Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted A MINUS from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special? 

For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published an 8/10 review of Live from the Dentist Office, and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.” 

They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office, where Corey’s grandfather practices, to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings, and are prepping their debut studio album, set for release this year.

Buy and stream Jailbreak The Tesla: fanlink.to/bxcH

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TEN KILLS THE PACK TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE DRUNK ALL THE TIME THIS FRIDAY

TRACK TO BE FOUND ON UPCOMING EP FORCE MAJEURE

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SINGLE BARCELONA SURPASES 300K STREAMS


SHOW IN TORONTO MAY 3RD AT THE RIVOLI – TICKETS

Toronto, ON – March 20, 2019 –
Ten Kills The Pack, is gearing up to release his newest single, Drunk All The Time, this Friday March 22. The heartachingly beautiful track is the fourth single from the forthcoming EP, Force Majeure, and comes after the streaming successes of previously released tracks, Barcelona, You Just Want to Feel Whole Again, and When I Say You Are Killing Me. You can catch Ten Kills The Pack live in Toronto on May 3 at the Rivoli in Toronto (details below). Pre-save Drunk All The Time, here and follow Ten Kills The Pack on Spotify, here.

Drunk All the Time, is a piece that really feels like the telling of honest situations, felt by many perhaps,” says singer-songwriter Sean Sroka. “It’s also conveyed with all the melodramatics that these hit-and-miss romances I witnessed or endured felt like it came with during the time. The song wasn’t exactly instigated by an individual but more so by the environment of people I was surrounded with. It was inspired by people at different places in their lives- the places where their potential partners were not.

Born in Mississauga, ON, Ten Kills The Pack, is a project that was shaped and raised in Toronto. Its poetic focused material is put forth by Sroka; a musician deriving from multiple bands, genres, and touring music projects such as Aukland, Sure, and En Riet.

The project has already seen the release of three singles – Barcelona and You Just Want to Feel Whole Again and When I Say You Are Killing Me – with Drunk All The Time to then be compiled into the upcoming EP, Force Majeure. Second single, You Just Want To Feel Whole Again, was included on Spotify’s Folk Favourites playlist, Barcelona has already seen over 300K streams, while When I Say You Are Killing Me was added to The Most Beautiful Songs In The World, Folk & Friends, Introducing and Chill Singer Songwriter playlists.

Between previous ventures, Sroka has been propelled onto stages to support Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado on an Ontario University tour, song placements on Sportsnet for Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay’s games, support at The Phoenix, multiple festival showcases including CMW, NXNE, and two successful East Coast tours to Newfoundland and back.

Stay tuned for more from Ten Kills The Pack throughout 2019!

TEN KILLS THE PACK IN TORONTO
Friday, May 3 – The Rivoli
332 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Doors: 9:00pm
RSVP | Tickets

Stream Barcelona
Stream You Just Want to Feel Whole Again
Stream When I Say You Are Killing Me
Pre-save Drunk All The Time


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www.tenkillsthepack.com

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THE STANDSTILLS SET TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT LABEL FULL-LENGTH ALBUM BADLANDS

HITTING THE ROAD IN CANADA WITH MONSTER TRUCK

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 –
The Standstills are gearing up to release their new album Badlands, this Friday March 22 through eOne Music.  Described as The White Stripes body slammed by Queens Of The Stone Age, The Standstills have broadening their horizon and defining their craft with their debut label release. “It’s guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll,” lead singer and guitarist Jonny Fox declares. Drummer and singer Renee Couture defines the record as “If wild west Clint Eastwood and Belle Starr had a rock and roll baby.” The Canadian rock duo is already off to a great start with their latest singles including Wild, which reached #7 on Active Rock radio. The track is a hypnotic high-powered number with a magnetic and gritty guitar lick, featuring Couture’s mountainous drums all topped with Fox’s dynamic and vigorous vocal. The Standstills have paired these elements seductively with psychedelic imagery and video’s, putting this duo in the sights of trend setters and rockers alike.

This record follows the success of their 2015 EP, From The Devil’s Porch, featuring the breakout single, Orleans which reached #4 on active rock radio charts in Canada, with Rise of the Fall, top 10 and Shotgun, top 15. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and iTunes named it one of the best rock albums of the year.

In 2018, the band also received over one million streams on Spotify and performed a sold out show at the Reeperbahn festival held in Hamburg Germany. The group recently wrapped up a sixteen date tour across eight countries in Europe with The Lazy’s, and is currently hitting the road in Canada with Monster Truck for a series of dates.

BADLANDS TRACKLIST:

  1. Wild
  2. Butcher
  3. Shaker Down
  4. Whiskey and Mead
  5. Living too Fast
  6. Cold Blooded Killer
  7. Black Hill Creek
  8. Diablo
  9. Red Sky
  10. Liquor Store

TOUR DATES:
March 26 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON*
March 28 - The Marquee Ballroom - Halifax, NS*
March 29 - Tide & Boar - Moncton, NB*
March 30 - Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market - Fredericton, NB*
April 5 - The Music Hall Concert Theatre - Oshawa, ON*
April 6 - The Moose & Goose - Thorold, ON*
June 30 - Tail Creek Mud & Music Festival - Nevis, AB+
July 20 - Les Grandes Fetes Telus - Rimouski, QC^
* w/Monster Truck
+ w/ Pop Evil & Grandson
^ w/Nickelback

Pre-save Badlands here

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www.thestandstills.com

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DENZEL CURRY’S ICONIC BULLS ON PARADE COVER IMMORTALIZED ON STREAMING SERVICES

AS HEARD ON TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION - WATCH VIDEO

TOUR WITH BILLIE EILISH BEGINS IN MAY
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO
ON JUNE 11 AND LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12

“This is why you listen to triple j – because of moments like we just had.

Hands down – Like A Version 2019, knocked out of the park” – Ben & Liam, triple j

“A throwdown of blistering proportions” – Consequence Of Sound

“Curry committed his whole heart (and, like, maybe a lung?) to the performance” – The FADER

“It's a nigh-on unhinged yet supremely controlled re-working that just absolutely slays right from the off.” – CLASH

 “An absolute balls-to-the-wall rendition of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Bulls On Parade’…an early contender for the best LAV of 2019.” Junkee

“Curry delivers with an intensity and wild rage that’s sure to leave listeners completely floored.” – Music Feeds

“… the best Like A Version in recent memory.” – Tone Deaf

"Just played this next to my fish, is a shark now thanks" YouTube user

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2018 – Streamers rejoice - Denzel Curry’s iconic Triple J Like A Version of Rage Against The Machine’s Bulls On Parade is now immortalized on streaming services across the globe. The original performance was quick to break borders, with an unprecedented amount of shares and international coverage from the likes of XXL, The FADER, Stereogum, NME, Kerrang, Clash and Consequence of Sound; alongside a host of Australian praise and posts. 

The partnering video now sits at more than 7.5 million combined views on Facebook and YouTube, peaking at #2 on YouTube Trending Chart – check it out here. Denzel's live version of original track, 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Black Balloons), featuring Sampa The Great and Harts, boasts an additional 700K+ views. Watch it here.

The Bulls On Parade official release follows Denzel Curry’s recent headline run for Laneway Festival – including sold out shows in Sydney (Maxx Watt’s) and Melbourne (170 Russell) – and on the heels of his critically acclaimed, three-part album TA13OO -out now via Loma Vista Recordings.

TA13OO is the first longform statement from Denzel since his 2016 album, Imperial, which landed him on the XXL Freshman cover and helped set the template for the South Florida sound that has exploded in the last few years.

With the release of TA13OO, Denzel appeared on Billboard's Emerging Artists Top 10 at #7, debuted on the Rap Chart at #6 and the album debuted at #28 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, alongside praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Stereogum – and landing triple j Feature Album here in Australia.

After wrapping sold out North American and European tours last fall showcasing music from the album, Denzel will return to the road, this time with friend and fellow prolific artist, Billie Eilish. The tour kicks off May 24, with a stop in Toronto on June11, and Laval on June 12. Denzel will also play select festival dates, including The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, Lollapalooza Sweden, Wireless Festival in London, UK and Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, Washington. See a complete list of dates below.

Buy / Stream / Download Denzel Curry’s Bulls On Parade Like A Version cover here.

STREAM: TA13OO
Amazon | Apple Music | Spotify | Soundcloud | Youtube

 

PREVIOUSLY:
Black Balloons:
bit.ly/2Nsb8GU

Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

May 24-26 – Harvard Athletic Complex – Allston, MA

May 29 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*

May 31 – The Moda Center – Portland, OR *

June 1 - The Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park, NY

June 2 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA*

June 4 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

June 5 – Red Rocks Ampitheatre – Morrison, CO*

June 7 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO*

June 8 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN*

June 9 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL*

June 11 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON*

June 12 – Place Bell – Laval, QC*

June 14 – Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion – Boston, MA*

June 15 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA*

June 18 – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – South Street Seaport, New York, NY*

June 19 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY*

June 20 – The Anthem – Washington, DC*

June 21 – Ascend Ampitheater – Nashville, TN*

June 23 – Cadence Bank Ampitheatre at Chastain Park – Atlanta, GA*

June 28 – Festivalpark Werchter – Werchter, BG

June 28-30 – Lollapalooza Sweden – Gardet, SE

July 5 – Wireless Festival – Finsbury Park, London, UK

July 7 – Marlay Park – Rathfarnham, IR

July 9 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA*

July 11 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

July 13 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA*

July 19-21 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA

* with Billie Eilish
 

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www.ultimatedenzelcurry.com

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OPERATORS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH STOPS ACROSS WESTERN CANADA

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MARCH 22

LP2 ON THE WAY

WATCH TEASER HERE

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2019 – Operators have announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, and hitting venues across western Canada and the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and more. Tickets go on sale for all dates this Friday, March 22nd, at 10:00AM local time. See all tour dates below and visi the band’s website for tickets and more information.

Operators is a Montreal-based project created by Daniel Boeckner, (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) in 2014. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. 

The band is also excited to share that LP2 news is on the way – check out the album teaser here. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavours, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalogue (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.

The band is excited to get back on the road for what will be a busy 2019. Stay tuned for more announcements.

OPERATORS ON TOUR:
May 28 - Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 3 - Winnipeg, MB - Good Will
June 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol
June 3 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
June 6 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs
June 7 - Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 8 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA - Teragram
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

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www.operatorsmusic.com

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HALF ALIVE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL HEADLINING TOUR

PERFORMED ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! LAST WEEK

Toronto, ON – March 18, 2019 –
Long Beach based trio, half•alive, have announced their global headline tour for this fall. The tour kicks off in Australia on August 16 before the band embarks on a 21-date North American tour throughout September and October. The tour wraps in Glasgow, UK on November 17. Tickets are available here beginning March 22nd at 10am local time. For various pre-sale information click here.

Last Thursday half•alive made their late night television debut with a very special performance of their single, still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here. still feel. is currently skyrocketing up the charts at Alternative Radio, currently sitting within the Top 25.

Earlier this year, half•alive (Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]) dropped their new track arrow along with a video directed by lead vocalist Josh Taylor today. arrow (along with still feel.) are available at all digital retail providers now via RCA Records.

arrow is the first new release for half•alive since catapulting into the zeitgeist with their massive viral 2018 breakout still feel. Powered by a slick beat, handclaps, warbling bass, wild horns, shimmering keys, and an ecstatic falsetto-inflected chant, “I still feel alive,” it became a clarion call for the boys—oddly perfect for either a midsummer festival or a dance sequence from Pulp Fiction. Bringing the song to life, Josh drew on his film school background and self-directed an impressively choreographed video evoking vintage pops of color and the kind of throwback seventies spirit. The video organically attracted shares among fans and has already surpassed 17 million views. Additionally half•alive has garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted “All Songs Considered”, TIME and more. 

Additionally half•alive recently wrapped their completely sold out first-ever headlining tour and are currently in the studio working on their debut album.

half•alive TOUR DATES:
June 22 - Dover, DE - Firefly Festival

August 16 - Sydney, AUS - The Metro 

August 17 - Melbourne, VIC - Howler 

August 19 - Brisbane, QLD - The Zoo  

August 21 - Auckland, NZ - The Tuning Fork 

September 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda 

September 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 

September 16 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn 

September 17 - Dallas, TX -  Trees

September 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall  

September 20 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham 

September 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

September 23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 

September 24 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan 

September 26 - Charlotte, NC - Underground

September 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 

October 2 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

October 3 - Boston, MA - Paradise 

October 4 - Montreal, QC - Astral 

October 5 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club 

October 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

October 8 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall 

October 9 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews 

October 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre 

October 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity  

October 15 - Denver, CO - Gothic

October 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex

November 12 - London, UK - Electric Brixton

November 13 - Birmingham, UK - o2 Institue 3

November 14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla 

November 16 - Dublin, IE - Academy (Green Room) 

November 17 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts

www.halfalive.co

 

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I PREVAIL RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR PARANOID

BAND TO DROP NEW ALBUM TRAUMA ON MARCH 29

Toronto, ON – March 18, 2019 – Detroit's I Prevail have shared the video for the song, Paranoid, from their second full-length, Trauma. Watch and listen here.

Trauma will be released on March 29 through Fearless Records and is available for pre-order in physical and digital formats here

Trauma represents a moment of triumph in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet— Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (harsh vocals), Steve Menoian (lead guitar), and Dylan Bowman (rhythm guitar). Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout. Lifelines, they faced unforeseen hardship that might've broken any other band. Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating vocal injury that jeopardized his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Conflicted with thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a decision. He got together with his band brothers in 2018 and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer, Tyler Smith (Falling In Reverse), they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.

Trauma also represents a realization of I Prevail's full potential. The band elevates rock music by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and heavy rock. This air of danger powers the hard-hitting single, Bow Down. Watch and listen here. Companion single, Breaking Down,  pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch and listen here.

With an equally melodic and momentous offering, I Prevail soar on Trauma. Smarter and more confident, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the frontlines of heavy music: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma (Fearless Records). If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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BEOGA RELEASES NEW SONG MATTHEW’S DAUGHTER FEATURING DEVIN DAWSON

TRACK WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY BEOGA, ED SHEERAN AND SNOW PATROL’S JOHNNY MCDAID

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Irish “new wave trad” quintet, Beoga, have returned with new song, Matthew’s Daughter, featuring Devin Dawson. Listen here. The track was written and composed by Beoga, Ed Sheeran, and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, and was produced by Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Lykke Li).

In speaking about the song, Beoga says, “Matthew’s Daughter is about being thankful and acknowledging your loved ones and where they come from; it’s something most people can relate to. We are delighted Devin agreed to collaborate with us on this one. His voice lends itself perfectly to this song and we were very careful not to get in the way and over play it. Together, we’ve hopefully created something that people will love.”

Devin Dawson adds, "When I first heard about the opportunity to collaborate with Beoga, I was really intrigued by the chance to expand my horizons and fuse my perspective on music with someone else’s. Matthew’s Daughter is a beautifully honest song that tells a story I think we can all relate to at least at one point in our lives. Plus, how dope is it that in today’s world we have the ability to jam on a song from across the globe? I never would have expected to be singing on an Irish song, but the more I dive in, the more I’m discovering how similar both our genres are. I’m really honored to be a small part of this project coming from Beoga, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it."

Beoga, which is Irish for lively, is comprised of bodhrán player and unofficial spokesman, Eamon Murray, Séan Óg Graham (guitar / accordion), Damian McKee (accordion), Liam Bradley (piano / keys), and Niamh Dunne (vocals / fiddles).

About Beoga:
In 2017, Beoga collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album, ÷. After the album shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks – Galway Girl and Nancy Mulligan – accumulated over 687 million streams on Spotify. Suddenly, Beoga landed their first chart-topping hit in Ireland with Galway Girl, a guest slot during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set, and a debut appearance on Top of the Pops.

After five albums as Beoga, their work with Ed Sheeran, and writing with Foy Vance and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, the quintet have refined their focus to finding the precise intersection between trad music and contemporary pop. Beoga recently signed to Columbia Records and are working on new music that does just that.

About Devin Dawson:
Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville breakout, Devin Dawson, co-wrote every track on his outstanding debut album, Dark Horse, which exploded out of the gate in 2018, arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts. Produced by Jay Joyce, it features his current single, Dark Horse, alongside the Platinum-certified hit, All On Me. Dawson has been honored with multiple award nominations including ACM’s, New Male Artist award, CMT Music’s, Breakthrough Video of the Year award and Radio Disney Music’s, Best New Country Artist, recently winning MusicRow’s, Breakthrough Artist-Writer award. The Nor-Cal native has made numerous national TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, TODAY and twice on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has received overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, The Tennessean, AXS, HITS and more. Dawson has toured with Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and recently wrapped his very first headlining, Stray Off Course, tour.

DOWNLOAD – single artwork
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DOWNLOAD – hi-res Devin Dawson photo

www.beogamusic.com

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES SUPERHERO COLLAB WITH DJ SHUB

HIGH RISE VIDEO NOMINATED
FOR A 2019 PRISM PRIZE


LISTEN TO CADENCE’S SELF-TITLED ALBUM NOW

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon, returns with his first fresh tune of 2019. Today, he shares Superhero, a collaboration with DJ Shub, released via DJ Shub's imprint, Shub Records. Listen to the track here.

"Superhero is a song about how everyone has something that they can use to help other people, a special skill or secret power that exists deep inside of them. For us, that power is music,” Cadence says of the track. “Music can change your mood or make you feel stronger. I tried to infuse this song with the kind of energy that makes you want to lift a car over your head! DJ Shub and I have known each other for awhile and have talked about making some music together for a minute. When I got this beat from him, I wrote the song immediately and sent a finished version back in less than 24 hours."                        

Superhero is a valorous follow up to Cadence’s single, Jackson Pollock, produced by Toronto’s own Grandtheft. Following an instrumental version on Deadbeats that was released on November 23, 2018, the song is a bold example of what Cadence has in store for 2019, and what he has been working on since the release of his self-titled album earlier this year.

In addition, Cadence’s PIQUE-produced video for High Rise is up for a 2019 Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada. With visuals filmed in Toronto, the hyper-local song is a bold look at city life and the condo boom, with sharp bars that speak to the current climate of gentrification.

After the release of his Polaris Music Prize-nominated self-titled album in 2018, Cadence completed a cycle of non-stop touring and festival gigs. The run included a North American headline tour with Montreal’s Hua Li and Houston rapper, Fat Tony, after a long European run of the summer festival circuit. The cross country Canadian tour featured shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal, Fredericton, St. John’s, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Virginia, Boston, and the revered Halifax Pop Explosion in Nova Scotia. In December, Cadence performed at NextGen City Jam in his hometown of Edmonton, returned to Toronto for CBC q Live For The Holidays, and rang in the New Year with a performance at Nathan Philips Square. Last month, Cadence sat alongside the likes of Bun B at The Gathering Music Summit in Banff, Alberta, where he was featured on a panel and performed at the town’s legendary Rose and Crown.

Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, self-titled album was released on January 2018 via eOne Music, and longlisted for a Polaris Music Prize that year. The album is his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, which was second to be nominated for a Polaris Music Prize.

Purchase and stream Cadence Weapon here, and stay tuned for his forthcoming project with Jacques Greene.

About Cadence Weapon:
Toronto-based rapper and producer Cadence Weapon (a.k.a. Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion for taking rap into new and unexpected directions. The son of a pioneering hip-hop radio DJ, Pemberton grew up in Edmonton around a diverse library of music. After splitting time between the city’s experimental electronic and underground rap scenes, Cadence released Breaking Kayfabe and Hope In Dirt City, both of which were shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Known for his sharp lyricism, Pemberton served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011, making him the literary ambassador of his hometown.

TOUR DATES:
May 18-19 – Festival Metro Metro – Montreal, QC

Buy/stream Superhero:  

Cadence Weapon on Spotify: smarturl.it/cadenceweapon

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THE HONEST HEART COLLECTIVE FEATURED IN SHAW SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

PERFORMING AT JUNOFEST MARCH 15

GRIEF RIGHTS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Thunder Bay, ON-natives, The Honest Heart Collective, let fans take a peek into the behind-the-scenes of the band in a new mini-documentary featured on Shaw Spotlight. Encompassing personal interviews, concert footage and band practice banter, the mini-doc covers the band’s origins and their journey, with deep dives into the process behind the music.

I think that’s the main thing… writing songs that mean something to people,” says lead singer, Ryan MacDonald, in the documentary. “If that’s what I get remembered for, or what we get remembered for, I would think that we would all be okay with that.”

Watch the trailer here, and the full feature is available on the Shaw Spotlight website, here.

Following the release of their sophomore album, Grief Rights, The Honest Heart Collective toured Canada extensively throughout 2018 and show no signs of stopping. They’ve announced a string of Ontario tour dates including a show at JUNOfest on March 15th. March dates include stops in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa. See below for details.

Grief Rights, which was released in May 2018, showcases their anthemic rock style with powerful lyrics, and the single, North American Dream, featured on Spotify’s Rock Your Block and Rock Favourites playlists and is currently at over 92k streams. Check out the music video for the track here.

Anchored by four lifelong friends, The Honest Heart Collective was born from brothers Ryan and Nic MacDonald, a moment at a Springsteen concert, and a rotating cast of musicians made permanent. Buoyed by the backdrop of their Northern Ontario roots, the band embodies an old soul take of heart-on-sleeves storytelling through music. Armed with the self built Lionheart Studios, a blue collar mentality, and four lifelong friends, The Honest Heart Collective recorded their LP, Grief Rights, with producers Derek Hoffman (The Trews, Silverstein) and Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax).

Stay tuned for more from The Honest Heart Collective throughout 2019!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 15 – London, ON – JUNOfest – Union 10 Distillery
March 20 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern
March 21 – Kingston – The Ale House
March 23 – Ottawa – The 27 Club
May 11 – Thunder Bay, ON – Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
June 8 – Ottawa, ON – Orleans Craft Beer Festival
June 14 – Guelph, ON – Hope In The Street
June 22 – Winnipeg, MB – The Cavern
August 17 – Kakabeka Falls, ON – Amberlite Wilderness Resort
August 22-25 – Kerry, MB – Hoot Owl Festival

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SLEEPY TOM RELEASES AMATEURS FT. LIGHTS

AMATEURS EP OUT ON MARCH 15

AMATEURS THE VIDEO GAME PREMIERING VIA BILLBOARD TODAY

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Vancouver-based DJ and producer, Sleepy Tom, has decided to mix things up on his new EP, Amateurs, which is set for release tomorrow (Friday, March 15). Having broken the crowded EDM scene, Sleepy Tom sets to dip into the pool of pop. Continuing the move to a fresh new sound, he releases Amateurs ft. Lights, along with a coinciding video game, premiering over on Billboard today. Listen to Amateurs here.

In an interview with PopMatters, Sleepy Tom explains, “I wanted to make an EP full of pop songs, with dance influence. I had been writing a lot with my friends in Vancouver as well, so having them featured was important. The production style was something I'd done on the side while making club music the last five years, I just never explored it heavily until now. Felt like I'd been pushing it down because it didn't fit the club mold. Now I get to make club versions of these songs!”  

Since his prolific rise, Cam aka Sleepy Tom has lent his production skills to the likes of Zeds Dead and Porter Robinson for official remixes with his remix of Martin Solveig‘s Intoxicated surpassing an impressive 7 million streams. Also producing incredible originals, he cracked the charts world-wide with hit single, Be Right There, alongside powerhouse producer Diplo. Now exploring new avenues, Amateurs EP focuses on a more musical and collaborative effort that finds new levels of influences and inspiration, whilst still giving a nod to the hook-laden dance landscape that catapulted Sleepy Tom into the international spotlight. Although his achievements and accolades he’s amassed in recent years are ones to be admired, Sleepy Tom is no longer following anyone’s else’s rulebook, only the one he’s writing for himself and his first chapter is seriously compelling.

Sleepy Tom – Amateurs ft. Lights is out now via eOne Music, here. Pre-save Amateurs EP, out this Friday, here.

AMATEURS EP TRACKLIST:

  1. Amateurs (ft. Lights)
  2. Wrap Around Your Heart (ft. Willa)
  3. Move (ft. Sophia Black)
  4. The Times (ft. Parker Bossley)
  5. Focused (On Your Phone) (ft. Steve Bays)
  6. In My Head (ft. Blonde Diamond)

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LOCAL NATIVES TO RELEASE NEW LP VIOLET STREET ON APRIL 26 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

UNVEIL VIDEOS FOR SINGLES CAFÉ AMARILLO
AND WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU

KICKING OFF SPRING TOUR MAY 15 IN VANCOUVER
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL
                                                    

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 – Local Natives announce their forthcoming LP, Violet Street, set for release April 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. The news comes along with two incredible videos; their first, released in over two years, for Café Amarillo. The swooning, shimmering song is paired with a video directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone), featuring visuals by Public-Library (Drake, Mac Miller, Nike). Watch the video  here and pre-order the album now.
 

Following Café Amarillo, Local Natives revealed a second new lush, expansive song: When Am I Gonna Lose You. Actress and style icon, Kate Mara, gives a gripping, melancholic performance in the video that evokes classic LA films such as David Lynch’s, Mulholland Drive, and Mike Nichols’, The Graduate. The video was shot in and around the Hollywood Hills in February 2019, once again directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone), and features visuals by Public-Library (Drake, Mac Miller, Nike).

The question at the heart of Violet Street that threads together Café Amarillo, When Am I Gonna Lose You and the other eight original tracks is, “With all of the chaos in the world, where do you find your shelter?”

The classic studio setting is juxtaposed on Violet Street with modern production and visuals to form a timeless album. The band’s signature soaring three-part harmonies are augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand. The result of experimenting in the studio with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs) is a band renewed.

Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor (2009), Hummingbird (2013), and, most recently, Sunlit Youth (2016). The latter received praise from The FADER, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set - they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.

On May 15, Local Natives will embark on The Spiral Choir Tour, kicking off in Vancouver on May 15, with stops in Toronto and Montreal. This marks the band’s first tour since 2017. Local Natives will partner with Plus1 to donate $1 from select tickets to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

Local Natives is:
Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar)
Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keys, percussion, guitar)
Ryan Hahn (guitar, keys, vocals)
Matt Frazier (drums)
Nik Ewing (vocals, bass, keys)
 

VIOLET STREET TRACKLIST:
1. Vogue
2. When Am I Gonna Lose You 3. Café Amarillo
4. Munich II
5. Megaton Mile
6. Someday Now
7. Shy
8. Garden of Elysian 9. Gulf Shores
10. Tap Dancer
 

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 31 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

June 15 - AUSTIN, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

June 20 - SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE SPOKE IN THE WHEEL MUSIC VIDEO

20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR ON SALE NOW
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO MAY 14 & 15

SONIC BREW - 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 - 5.19 LP
OUT MAY 17, 2019

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 – Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song, Spoke In The Wheel, from their upcoming LP, due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator, Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since Trampled Down Below was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP.

Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19 on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Spoke In The Wheel is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. Spoke In The Wheel is available on all streaming services today. Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.

Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band's back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke In The Wheel, and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.

Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market - the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals, Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, with two stops in Toronto on May 14 and 15, and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. Tickets are on sale now. 

Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 is nothing like the infamously awful, failed experiment of New Coke. This is the original formula, like Coke Classic, but spiked with Viagra, the Captain America super soldier serum, and triple the caffeine.                                       

It’s less of a floor-to-ceiling remodel than it is a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for another crazy house party. Zakk Wylde and crew were careful not to mess with the magic captured on the long lost two-inch tape. Instead, they blessed the master with some note-for-note enhancement, spicing up /Sonic Brew/ with a perfected recipe. 

“I don’t want to hear Led Zeppelin II redone, with the band just replaying the whole record,” notes the charismatic frontman and gregarious guitar icon. “The performances and everything is a snapshot in time. We just added on top of what was already there on the original recordings. It’s like we went in and did surgery on this thing. We took the original CD master and added things that made it stronger.”

The Black Label Society studio discography is like an instruction manual on how to expertly craft heartfelt, no holds barred, heavy metal infused American hard rock. “Sonic Brew was the beginning. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” Zakk marvels. 

Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable shredding have made him a beloved figure to rock audiences the world over. One part invading-horde, one part traveling carnival party, Black Label Society continues to engage and inspire, powered by caffeine and cacophony. 

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

TOUR DATES
April 24 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 25 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 27 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 30 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 1 -  Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 4 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
May 6 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter"
May 14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 15 - Toronto, ON
- Opera House
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 18 - Clarksville, TN - O'Connors
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

Track List:
1. Bored To Tears
2. The Rose Petalled Garden
3. Hey You Digital
4. Born to Lose
5. Peddlers of Death
6. Mother Mary
7. Beneath the Tree
8. Low Down
9. T.A.Z.
10. Lost My Better Half
11. Black Pearl
12. World of Trouble
13. Spoke In The Wheel
14. The Beginning At Last
15. Black Pearl (Bonus Track)
16. Spoke in the Wheel (Bonus)

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Black Label Society on Spotify: spoti.fi/2mfdtpy

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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

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ADYN TOWNES HITS THE ROAD THIS SPRING

TOUR DATES ACROSS WESTERN CANADA THROUGH MARCH AND APRIL

AFTER THE FALL NOMINATED FOR POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 ECMA’s

HOUSE ON THE OCEAN FINALIST IN THE INTERNATIONAL SONWRITING COMPETITION

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Alternative indie-folk artist, Adyn Townes, is hitting the road this spring. Following the July 2018 release of his debut album, After The Fall, under his new moniker, Townes is now embarking on a tour, bringing the songs from the new record to life on stages across western Canada. See below for full details.

I love being on the road, especially when it's with a musician like Poor Nameless Boy that I have respected for so many years,” says Townes. “After spending most of this winter locked away in the studio working on new material, so I'm really anxious and excited to head back out west and debut some of these new songs!”

Inspired by the equal-parts hard and smooth voice of David Gray and the clear electric guitar tones of James Bay, Adyn Townes (formerly Andy Brown) is always pushing the boundaries and seeing how close he can get to the edge.

Having performed internationally for more than ten years under his given name, the New Brunswick native found himself on tour in Newfoundland supporting his third full-length album as Andy Brown. It was here, during a video shoot, that Towne’s life changed. The cameraman ventured off on his own to take some photos and suddenly fell into the ocean. Townes rushed to help him while the waves were crashing around, and fell in on the same slippery rock that the cameraman had. Somehow, they both made it out, but Townes was left severely injured with a torn rotator cuff. Pushing through, he continued on the 20-date Canadian tour and 8-date run in Europe, but lost the ability to move his shoulder and hold a guitar. Taking 16 months off following, Townes struggled with depression but ended up finding a new approach to his music – focusing on melody without the crutch of his guitar. That time off resulted in the ten songs found on the aptly-titled, After The Fall.

Since the release of After The Fall, the album has been nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 2019 ECMA’s. Track seven on the album, House On The Ocean, is currently a finalist in The International Songwriting Competition, which is the largest songwriting competition in the world. Listen to After The Fall here.

TOUR DATES:
March 29 – Regina, SK – The Exchange*
March 30 – Estevan, SK – Art Concepts*
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar & Amp Co*
April 3 – Lethbridge, AB – Slice Bar & Grill*
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB Cafe Verve*
April 8 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill
April 10 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary*
April 12 – Vancouver, BC – Cafe Deux Soleils*
April 13 – Surrey, BC – Party for the Planet
April 14 – Kelowna, BC – Milkcrate Records*
*with Poor Nameless Boy

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UNDEROATH DROP BLOODLUST VIDEO

TOUR DATE IN TORONTO AUGUST 14 WITH KORN AND ALICE IN CHAINS

Toronto, ON – March 13, 2019 –
Grammy-nominated six-piece, Underoath, have dropped the video for Bloodlust. Watch it here. The song appears on the band’s latest album, Erase Me, out now via Fearless Records.

"For Bloodlust, which picks up where ihateit left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer, Aaron Gillespie. "Making this video was a really interesting process, because the song deals with a lot of deep issues and struggles. But it was so late when we were filming that we were just hysterical. The video seems so serious due to the lyrical content, but it was a night."

Last year, Underoath notched its first-ever performance Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth. The band was previously nominated for two Grammys.

Underoath are also getting ready to embark on their first-ever arena tour in support of Breaking Benjamin later this month North America, followed latterly by European shows in June. The band will then next hit the road this summer with Korn and Alice in Chains in North America.

TOUR DATES:
March 15 – Saginaw, MI – The Dow Event Center
March 16 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
March 18 – Evanswille, IN – Ford Center
March 20 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI
March 23 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center
March 25 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
March 27 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
March 29 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Center
March 31 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
April 2 – Rapid City, SD – Don Barnett Arena
April 5 – Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
April 6 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
April 7 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
April 8 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
April 12 – Ladson, SC – 98 RockFest
April 13 – Orlando, FL – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday
April 14 – Tampa, FL – 98 RockFest
June 5 – London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
June 6 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
June 7 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock im Park
June 8 – Nurburg, Germany – Rock am Ring
June 10 – Madrid, Spain – Sala But
June 11 – Barcelona, Spain – La 2
June 13 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 14 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 15 – Antwerpen, Belgium – Zappa
June 16 – Leicestershire, UK – Download Festival UK
July 18 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
July 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
July 23 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
July 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 28 – West Pam Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 31 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 2 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 3 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 9 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre
August 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 13 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
August 17 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 20 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
August 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
August 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
August 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 2 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 4 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

About Underoath:
Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned On My Teeth Rapture, Wake Me, and the Top 15 active rock single ihateit, which have cumulatively tallied over 16 million streams in a few months' time. Underoath will spend the spring playing arenas with Breaking Benjamin.

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LAILA BIALI TAKES JUNO WEEK BY STORM!

NOMINATED FOR TWO JUNO AWARDS IN THE
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR CATEGORY FOR HER
2018 SELF-TITLED RELEASE AND VOCAL WORK ON
JODI PROZNICK’S ALBUM SUN SONGS

HOSTING AND PERFORMING AT
CBC MUSIC’S JUNOFEST JAZZ SHOWCASE

PERFORMING AT THE JUNO SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE
AND PLAYLIST LIVE

Toronto, ON – March 12, 2019 – A big week is in store for acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist, Laila Biali! Not only is she up for two 2019 JUNO Awards – both in the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year category; for her stunning 2018 self-titled release, and her vocal work on Jodi Proznick’s album, Sun Songs – but she will be taking to stages across London, ON to help celebrate the best in Canadian music throughout the awards weekend. 

On Friday, March 15th the CBC Music Saturday Night Jazz host will kick off the festivities, wearing two hats, as she hosts and performs at the JUNOfest Jazz Showcase. Sunday, March 17th will see Laila come together with some of the most talented Canadian singer-songwriters, to share songs and stories on stage at the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, and later that night, she will take to the stage for the award-show after-party, Playlist Live, a one-of-a-kind live concert event that crosses cultural lines and features diversity in music. Full details about all of these events can be found below.

“Artists produce work because it is what they feel called to do,” comments Laila. “There is an inner drive to create and share something that comes from deep within. You hope that it will have an impact on people when they experience it – that is the primary motivation and reward. But when an artist is also recognized by his or her peers with something as significant as a JUNO nomination – that is great source of encouragement, and an honour. I couldn't be more thrilled!”

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording, Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s Best Albums of the Year list for her follow-up Live in Concert. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring a star-studded lineup, including the vocalist Lisa Fischer, who is featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom. In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. Her latest project, a self-titled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition. While she continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, Laila’s unique genre-bending sound is what sets her apart, as she "masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy.” (Washington Post)

LAILA BIALI @ THE JUNOS

Friday, March 15
JUNOfest Jazz Showcase
Presented by CBC Music
8:00pm – 11:30pm
McManus Stage at Grand Theatre
18+

Sunday, March 17
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Centennial Hall
All ages

Playlist Live
10:30pm
London Music Hall
19+

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About Chronograph Records:
Chronograph Records is a boutique record label that works closely with artists who are looking for an insightful and collaborative partnership. Representing some of the best jazz, urban acoustic, and blues artists in Western Canada, Chronograph Records strategically helps develop their roster, allowing the artists to evolve into exactly who they're supposed to be. Since the label's 2004 inception, Chronograph artists have garnered numerous award nominations, most recently culminating in two JUNO Award nominations, multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, a TD Grand Jazz Award, Global Music Awards, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, and Canadian National Smooth Jazz Award winners.

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AUGUST BURNS RED TO MARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONSTELLATIONS ALBUM WITH A WORLD TOUR

Toronto, ON – March 11, 2019 – Two-time Grammy nominees, August Burns Red, announce their 2019 World Tour, commemorating the release of their colossal third album, Constellations, 10 years ago. The tour includes Canadian dates with stops in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. See full list of dates below.

I’ve never been this excited to announce a tour before,” says guitarist, JB Brubaker. “It is a great pleasure to be bringing everyone our 10-Years of Constellations world tour. Constellations is our best selling album and has been very important to each of us in ABR. We are so excited to perform the entire album on tour over the second half of 2019!  See you soon!

August Burns Red recently toured the UK and Europe for The European Phantom Anthem tour, alongside Fearless Records mates Wage War and Betraying The Martyr. They also released their Phantom Sessions EP on February 8, featuring their cover of The Legend Of Zelda.

TOUR DATES:
June 20 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
June 21 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
June 23 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
June 25 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

June 26 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
June 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
June 28 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
July 1 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
July 3 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
July 5 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
July 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
July 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
July 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
July 10 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
July 11 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

July 12 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
July 13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
July 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland
July 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
July 17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
July 19 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 20 – Mountain View, CA – Vans Warped Tour
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
July 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
July 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 27 – Austin, TX – Emos East
July 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
July 31 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
August 1 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
August 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 3 – Nashville, TN – Marathon
August 4 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 6 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
August 7 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
August 8 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
August 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
August 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
August 11 – New York City, NY – Playstation Theater
October 11 – Melbourne, AU – 170 Russell
October 12 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
October 13 – Newcastle, AU – Cambridge Hotel
October 14 – Bisbane, AU – The Triffid
October 16 – Perth, AU – Capitol
October 17 – Adelaide, AU – Lions Art Factory
October 20 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
November 19 – Antwerp Trix, BE
November 20 – Hamburg Gruenspan, GE
November 21 – Berlin Columbiatheater, GE
November 22 – Dresden Reithalle, GE
November 23 – Budapest Durer Kurt, HU
November 24 – Vienna Flex, AT
November 26 – Lyon Ninkasi Kao, FR
November 27 – Paris Le Trabendo, FR
November 28 – Leeds Beckett Students Union, UK
November 29 – Bristol SWX, UK
November 30 – London Electric Ballroom, UK
December 1 – Stuttgart LKA-Longhorn, UK
December 2 – Zurich Dynamo, CH
December 4 – Munich Backstage Werk, GE
December 5 – Cologne Essigfabrik, GE
December 6 – Frankfurt Batschkapp, GE
December 7 – Amsterdam Melkweg, NL

August Burns Red Are:
Jake Luhrs — Lead Vocals
John "JB" Brubaker — Lead Guitar
Brent Rambler — Rhythm Guitar
Matt Greiner — Drums
 Dustin Davidson — Bass

www.augustburnsred.com

ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
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 double 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.

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.

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HAVIAH MIGHTY CELEBRATES IN WOMEN COLOUR WITH NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

WATCH VIDEO FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL
WITH SHOWS AT JUNOFEST 2019
TREEFORT MUSIC FEST AND OSHAWA MUSIC WEEK

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Prolific Toronto-based artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, delivers bold prose with strong sentiments today, as she shares the video for her new single, In Women Colour. The song arrives in alignment with International Women’s Day. Watch the video here.

In Women Colour was written and produced 100% by women; Haviah Mighty and fellow Toronto artist, Obuxum. The video was co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, and assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto.

Inspired by a traumatic experience as a young girl, Haviah writes a reflective piece on the mental transition many black women will face. Part of that transition is realizing their differences, making boys/men/other women uncomfortable, leading them on their own journey of self-worth to better understanding who they are. Haviah touches upon her personal experiences with judgment around her appearance, reflecting on black pride, saying, “They used to say I’m too loud but that’s cool now, love my skin, always been proud, guess that’s in now. They used to say I’m too black with that crude rap and I courier the boom bap over new trap.” To exploring power divides, referencing a Grade 7 interaction where she was beat up by a male schoolmate while playing basketball with ‘the boys.’

She expresses the support system she desires for black, marginalized individuals, emphasizing the obvious outcry for black people to be recognized for more than their contribution to hip hop. Haviah speaks of finding that inner confidence for those unique individuals who will have to face ignorance, championing for anyone who has ever been left out. In Women Colour is an anthem for the underdog. 
 

Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at JUNOFest in London, Ontario next weekend on March 15, followed by two shows in Boise, Idaho at Treefort Music Fest, and a stop at Oshawa Music Week in April.  See below for a complete list of dates.

 

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

 

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES
March 15 - London, ON - JUNOFest 2019 - Rum Runners
March 15 - London, ON - Dundas Place - Fanshawe Live Stage

March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room

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www.haviahmighty.com 

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TOURIST COMPANY SHARE POWERFUL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONFLICTED/RESTRICTED

PREMIERES TODAY ON EXCLAIM.CA

PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON MARCH 22
AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, share the powerful and heart-wrenching music video for their new single, Conflicted/Restricted. Premiering today with Exclaim.ca, the video follows a group of teenage boys through a series of events that will lead to a life-changing night. Watch the video here.

The video for Conflicted/Restricted was directed by Farhad Ghaderi and explores the idea of the inevitability of disaster – questioning whether tragedies are inevitable or not, and playing with the ambiguity of what seems to be a naïve and dangerous game between boys. Personally, I wanted to explore themes like toxic masculinity, and gun violence, and root them in within the social behaviours of teens in suburban North America,” comments Farhad. “The idea for this video is based on true events that happened to people I know on Vancouver Island. I believe it’s important to make art that pushes us to deal with real life situations that affect us. What leads to such a devastating event. Is it society? The way we educate our youth? Antiquated policy? A series of random events?”

“We wrote this song is about the tension of recognizing an impending disaster and being powerless to escape it,” the band reflects. “We shouldn’t have been surprised when this story became the narrative for the music video. Farhad's ability to convey emotion brought the meaning behind Conflicted/Restricted to the screen in a way that is tangible. When we watched the final video cut for the first time that tension was thick. Every decision we make and every second we live leads up to a moment when our lives can shift on an instant. So much of life is beyond our control and it’s easy to take things for granted.

Tourist Company released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. The duo – comprised of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Perry – released their latest single, Conflicted/Restricted, in January – listen here. With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, Vancouver’s Tourist Company have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own. Orchestral elements swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive. This duo of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Parry, have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide.

Tourist Company will release a new album later this year, with details to come soon.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 22 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern (w/Long Range Hustle)

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – single artwork
DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.touristcompany.ca

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TYLER RAMSEY SHARES HAUNTING NEW TRACK FIREWOOD VIA BILLBOARD

FORMER BAND OF HORSES GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER RELEASES 2ND TRACK FROM HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
SOLO ALBUM FOR THE MORNING DUE APRIL 5

FEATURED ON NPR MUSIC’S LIST OF
 CAN’T MISS SXSW SHOWS

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, Billboard premieres Firewood, a haunting, evocative new track from Tyler Ramsey’s highly anticipated upcoming solo album, For The Morning out April 5th on Fantasy Records. Of the track, Billboard says, "Firewood – with its ringing acoustic guitars, spare arrangement and elegiac melody - shows off the spirit of musical adventure.” Listen to Firewood and read the interview here. Ramsey, the former guitarist and co-writer of the acclaimed indie outfit Band of Horses, previously shared the album’s gorgeous first track, A Dream of Home.  Pre-order For The Morning here and watch the album trailer here.

Ramsey is getting ready to make several high-profile appearances next week during the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.  The sets include his official showcase Tuesday, March 12th at The Continental Club, the Fantasy/Rounder Records Day Party at Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival on Wednesday, March 13th and a special performance at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion in Spicewood, TX on Thursday, March 14th. See full itinerary below. This week, among thousands of SXSW entries, NPR Music chose Ramsey as one of their can’t miss acts, read about it here, The Austin 100 .  

Following SXSW, Ramsey and his top-flight band will hit the road for headlining dates throughout the South and East Coast and additional solo dates with Strand of Oaks before heading to the UK and Europe. For tickets and more information please visit www.tylerramsey.com. Just recently, he finished a run of uniquely intimate and collaborative shows throughout the Midwest with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel. Watch Ramsey and Broemel perform A Dream of Home from their Paste Magazine/Daytrotter session here.

For The Morning, Tyler Ramsey’s exquisite new album, was inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, N.C.  Using his inventive, dexterous fret work, radiant acoustic piano; affecting pedal steel and disarming vocals, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American music all his own. 

For The Morning Tracklist:
1. Your Whole Life
2. A Dream Of Home
3. White Coat
4. Breaking A Heart
5. The Bottom Of The Sea
6. Darkest Clouds
7. Firewood
8. Cheap Summer Dress
9. Evening Country
10. For The Morning

Tyler Ramsey @ SXSW:
March 12: 7 pm Buddy Holly Bash @ Austin City Lofts + 9 pm
Official Showcase @ Continental Club
March 13: 2 pm Fantasy/Rounder Day Part @ Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival + 7 pm @ Hotel Van Zandt
March 14: Time TBD Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion @ Spicewood, TX.
March 15: 4 pm @ WMOT Live Broadcast
March 16: 6:30 pm From The Hills With Love @ Dripping Springs, TX.

TOUR DATES:
March 10 - Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
March 19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
March 21 – Hendershots Coffee – Athens, GA
March 22 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
March 23 – WOOFstock – Charleston, SC
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 22 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
April 23 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June 13-16 - Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
June15 – Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
^ with Strand of Oaks

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www.tylerramsey.com

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DONNA GRANTIS DEBUTS MR MAJESTIC

FORTHCOMING ALBUM DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
OUT MARCH 22 VIA EONE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28
AT DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none.” Prince

“Lead guitarist Donna Grantis is stupendously gifted – trading licks and lead solos with Prince with an air of utter confidence and impunity.”Drowned in Sound

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Acclaimed Toronto-born guitarist, Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, has released a new track, MR MAJESTIC—share/listen here. The track is off her forthcoming debut solo album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, out March 22 via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-order or pre-save the album here.

In support of the record, Grantis is set to play an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club. Info and tickets here.

Grantis recently released title track, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which premiered at Billboard. Of the song and the record, Grantis says, “DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE reflects a whirlwind of emotions translated into instrumental, sonically experimental, compositions. From meditative explorations to rock-riff infused improvised jams, the album and its title track were heavily inspired by my musical and life experiences over the past few years, in particular, the life-changing adventure of joining Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL through to the birth of my first child.”

In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, TRASHFORMER, and VIOLETTA in collaboration with guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records. You can download, stream and purchase the tracks here

The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader—writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene—fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TRACKLIST:

  1. MR MAJESTIC
  2. DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
  3. VIOLETTA (Feat. Mike McCready)
  4. TRASHFORMER (Feat. Mike McCready)
  5. LIONESS
  6. ELEKTROMAGNETIC
  7. MASTER MANIFESTER
  8. ELSA

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www.donnagrantis.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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YES WE MYSTIC SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG YOUNG EVIL

SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TEN SEATED FIGURES
OUT APRIL 19 VIA DEVILDUCK RECORDS

ANNOUNCE ‘IMPOSSIBLE SHOWS’
SET TO PLAY IN WINNIPEG AND SASKATOON SIMULTANEOUSLY

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Following the announcement of their sophomore full-length release, Ten Seated Figures (out April 19 via DevilDuck Records), Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings, Yes We Mystic, are thrilled to share the sly, panic-soaked music video for the album's second single, Young Evil. Premiering today on Exclaim.ca, the video features a bizarre contemporary dance performed by the band's lead singer/producer Adam Fuhr. Have a look here. Ahead of the album release, Yes We Mystic has also announced that they will be performing in two cities at the same time. The shows will take place on March 12th at 9:00 p.m. in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. The band has not yet discussed how they will achieve this feat.

The video for Young Evil is about a man who, subjected to the sound of terrible music, is compelled to dance and cannot stop. Fuhr practiced the contemporary dance for over three months, coached by award-winning choreographer, Ella Steele (sister of Keegan Steele, the band's co-lead). A subversion of the classic 'dance video', wherein after some success the lead singer finds themselves – at the behest of some studio executive – learning some slick choreographed moves, Yes We Mystic took it into their own hands to do just that, except in a way that is unique to their unconventional sensibilities. It serves as both a piece of a grander puzzle and a rumination on what it means to be making music today. The video stars the same ten people who inhabit the album cover of Ten Seated Figures.

"The video is uncomfortable." says Fuhr. "It's not meant to make you marvel at how 'cool' it's subjects are. I think you hear 'dance video' and think of something meant to make us look hot – this is not that. This is more self-deprecating."

As a song, Young Evil is disorienting and perturbed, marching slowly towards an unforgettable climax. Lyrically, it tells the story of Evel Knievel. "Before Evel Knievel came into the persona he is universally known for, a biopic came out about his life," explains Keegan Steele, the band's co-lead and lyricist. "The film took many factual liberties, having the actor playing him say things he never really said and act in a way he never really had. Evel watched this biopic, loved it, and started incorporating the way he was portrayed into his everyday life. This in turn created the actual persona he is known for."

Ten Seated Figures is a concept album about the lies, misrememberings, and false memories that shape who we are. It is bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are mangled and unidentifiable, created by manipulating the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
3.12 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern / Winnipeg, MB - Forth Projects

5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub

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yeswemystic.com

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THE STRUMBELLAS RELEASE NEW TRACK RUNNING SCARED (DESERT SONG)

NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE OUT MARCH 29th

ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE

TICKETS TO JULY 6th CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, The Strumbellas release their new track, Running Scared (Desert Song). This the is second release from the band’s fourth album, Rattlesnake, which is due out on March 29th in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records. The band’s current single, Salvation, cracked the top 10 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada and has surpassed 3 million streams worldwide. Listen to Running Scared (Desert Song) here and watch the lyric video here. Rattlesnake is available to pre-order now.

Running Scared (Desert Song), an energetic breezy dust up with catchy anthemic hooks, was a favourite of the band to record.  “Running Scared is actually the song that inspired the artwork for the album. We love playing it because it makes us feel like we’re in the middle of the desert,” says Simon Ward. “This is one of the songs that came together the fastest and the studio was fun because we got to experiment with lots of weird instruments”. 

In the lead up to their album release the band will play SXSW next week, including headlining Kobalt AWAL’s showcase at Antone’s on Wednesday night. Their spring headline tour kicks off May 1st in Boston, MA at House of Blues. On July 6th, the band will perform at The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, ON, presented by MRG Concerts. Tickets for the concert are on sale now. Full tour dates can be found below.

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass). In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset the band received critical praise from the press, "The Strumbellas have perfected a story arc that's summed up in the title of their new album Hope,” wrote The New York Times and “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 12: 10:15pm - Telefilm/HUB showcase @ Canada House at Bungalow (SXSW)
March 13: 3:30pm - Paradigm presents @ The Mohawk (SXSW)
March 13 11:00pm - AWAL Showcase @ Antones (SXSW)
March 14: 11:40am - Austin City Limits SXSW "Bloody Mary Morning" @ GSD&M Courtyard (SXSW)
March 17: Cologne, DE @ Studio 672 
March 18: Berlin, DE @ Privatclub 
March 19: Hamburg, DE @ Molotow 
March 21: Amsterdam, NL @ Het Zonnehuis  
March 23: Paris, FR @ Les Etoiles Theatre 
March 25: London, UK @ Bush Hall 
May 1: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 2: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 4: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 6: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
May 8: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 10: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
May 11: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
May 13: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
May 14: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 16: Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 18: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
May 19: San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
May 21: Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 22: Seattle, WA – Neptune
June 3: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre 
June 4: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
June 6: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
June 7: Minneapolis, NM – Fine Line Music Cafe
June 8: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
June 10: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
June 12: St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
June 14: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
July 6: Hamilton, ON @ The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens (w/ Dan Mangan, Donovan Woods, and Dizzy)
August 11: Sofingen, Switzerland @ Heitere Open Air 

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www.thestrumbellas.ca

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CAT CLYDE RELEASES NEW SINGLE ANYMORE

PREMIERES VIA CANADIAN MUSICIAN TODAY

ON TOUR NOW WITH J.S. ONDARA


PERFORMING AT TORONTO’S DRAKE HOTEL ON MARCH 26

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
Cat Clyde continues to make waves, as she prepares to launch a new album this year. Today, she releases her second single of 2019 – Anymore – premiering via Canadian Musician. Listen to the track here.

“We recorded this tune live off the floor, before the take I told the guitar player to play like everyone he ever knew was dead, and he nailed it,” Cat says of the production process.

Anymore follows  All The Black, a deep, soulful track, with a stunning video you can watch here.

Since the release of her 2017 debut album, Ivory Castanets, Cat has been on a roll. She wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, shared the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez (of acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman), rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves, and her first headline run across Canada. Cat just wrapped a tour with Toronto band, Wild Rivers, stopping in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and London. She hits the road with J.S. Ondara this month, and returns to Toronto on Tuesday, March 26 for a show at The Drake Hotel. See below for a complete list of dates.  

Ivory Castanets was released via Cinematic Music Group on May 5, 2017. 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 9 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 peaked 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.

Stay tuned for more from Cat in 2019 and be sure to catch her on tour this winter.

Buy/stream Anymore: catclyde.ffm.to/anymore
Watch and stream All The Black: catclyde.ffm.to/alltheblack
Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: catclyde.lnk.to/ic

WATCH Like A Wave: bit.ly/2BmT0qw
WATCH Mama Said: youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

TOUR DATES
March 13 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
March 19 –Songbyrd Music House – Washington, DC
March 21 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY
March 22 – World Café Live – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA
March 23 – Red Room Café 939 – Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
March 24 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
March 26 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
March 28 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
March 29 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MS
March 31 – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
April 2 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
April 3 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
April 5 – Columbia City Theater – Seattle, WA
April 6 – The Old Church Concert Hall – Portland, OR
April 8 – Café du Nord – San Francisco, CA
April 9 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
April 10 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

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www.catclydemusic.com

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AVATAR ANNOUNCES LIVE ALBUM TITLED THE KING LIVE IN PARIS

BLOODY ANGEL (LIVE IN PARIS 2018) STREAMING NOW

REVOLVER MAGAZINE PRESENTS AVATAR COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019 ON SALE NOW

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on March 8 in the Year of the King (2019). Avatar has announced a new live LP today title, The King Live In Paris recorded live at Download Festival 2018 held in Paris, France. The new release underscores fan favorites such as A Statue Of The King, Let It Burn, and Hail The Apocalypse

"Looking back at all that's happened and what's still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album," says frontman Johannes Eckerström. 

"In the past, I've found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn't exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result."

Avatar will release The King Live In Paris on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-orders are available today with Bloody Angel serving as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Bloody Angel as an immediate download.

As the band wraps up a mostly sold out European trek, Avatar also announced their return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later. 

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3.

“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” continues Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show. 

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career. I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with TRIVIUM on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour last October. Tickets are on sale now.

Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country last year via Entertainment One. The LP debuted at #2 Indie, #4 Hard Music, #8 Rock, and #25 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Critics praised the release as well. NEW NOISE MAGAZINE said Avatar Country was "the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively powerful."

LOUDWIRE called the opening track, Glory To Our King, sounds like "it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album." And finally, METAL INJECTION called Avatar Country "a wonderful ride.”

TRACKLIST:

  1. Intro
  2. Statue Of The King
  3. Let It Burn
  4. Paint Me Red
  5. Bloody Angel
  6. For The Swarm
  7. Tower
  8. The Eagle Has Landed
  9. Smells Like A Freakshow
  10. Avatar Country
  11. Hail The Apocalypse

TOUR DATES:
3-May - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
19-May - Portland, ME - Aura
21-May - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
25-May - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace
3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo
8-Jun - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand
9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
10-Jun - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
15-Jun - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
5 - July - Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Festival
6 - July - Barcelona, ES - Rockfest
18 - July - Laukaa, FL - John Smith Festival
19 - July - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metal Festival
20- July - Gävle, SE - Gefle Metal Festival
26 - July - Ternopil, UR - Faine Misto
1 - August - Kostrzyn nad Odrą, PL - POLandROCK
3- August - Wacken, GR - Wacken Open Air
9 - August - Villena, ES - Legends del Rock Festival XIV
10 - August - Kortrijk, BL - Alcatraz Metal Festival
15 - August - Dinkelsbuehl, DE - Summer Breeze
16 - August - Moravsky Krumlov, CZ - Rock Heart Festival
17 - August - Hamburg, DE - Elb-Riot
18 - August - Brittany, FR - Motocultur

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT RELEASE NEW SONG CAROUSEL

BAND PERFORMING AT DOWNLOAD AUSTRALIA THIS WEEKEND

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
Australia's, Eat Your Heart Out, have released the brand new track, Carousel. Listen here.

The song was produced by Zach Tuch and co-written by Patrick Miranda of Movements. It's the perfect execution of the band's potent and patented blend of pop, punk, grunge, and rock, all the while delivering an impactful and weighty lyrical sentiment. It's truly a taste of what's come on the band's next effort for Fearless Records.

“Carousel is about the constant cycle of thoughts in your head that go back and forth between doubting yourself and believing that you aren't good enough, and then having a moment of clarity when you know you’re being irrational," the band said, offering insight into the song. "A lot of it comes from the idea of 'imposter syndrome,' which a lot of people, especially women, experience at some point, where you can't acknowledge your own achievements properly and believe that you are undeserving, and there's a constant fear that it will all unravel and you'll be exposed."

Eat Your Heart Out will be performing at Download in their native Australia this coming weekend.

ABOUT EAT YOUR HEART OUT:
Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Eat Your Heart Out—Caitlin Henry [vocals], Andrew Anderson [guitar], Will Moore [guitar], Dom Cant [bass], and Jake Cronin [drums]— carry on the tradition of Australia’s impressive history of musical outliers from Nick Cave and Silverchair to The Amity Affliction and Parkway Drive, but they do so unequivocally on their own terms. The groups grunge-y pastiche of emo energy, punk power, and pop palatability immediately ignited excitement around the world upon their emergence in 2012. Along the way, the quartet released two EPs, Distance Between Us (2015) and Carried Away (2017), inked a deal with Fearless Records, and have supported artists such as Trophy Eyes, Hands Like Houses, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, and many others. Everything paved way for the group's 2017 EP, Mind Games [Fearless Records], which shows the band aren't afraid to open up. Their lyrical honesty ensures that the message resonates loudly in the end. 

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SWITCHFOOT RELEASES POWERFUL NATIVE TONGUE LIVE MUSIC VIDEO

CURRENTLY HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH COLONY HOUSE AND TYSON MOTSENBOCKER  WITH SHOW IN VANCOUVER APIL 13

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Switchfoot, shared a blistering new live video for Native Tongue, via Alternative Revolt and YouTube Premiere. The live performance clip, produced by Switchfoot and directed by Erick Frost, was shot at Atlanta's historic Tabernacle, and captures the quintet's signature high-energy performance and passionate connection with their fans. 


"We love Atlanta and we love the Tabernacle. Such an amazing venue with an incredible crowd. The room was electric, and the video captures the energy. This song speaks to our times: we are a house divided. Yet underneath the language of fear or hatred, love is our native tongue. To see a roomful of people set aside their differences to sing one song together is a powerful moment," expressed Frontman Jon Foreman. 

According to Atlanta reviewers: "Every song demanded the audience participate whether it was through singing back to the band, clapping, or dancing as best they could on the packed GA floor (Everett Zuraw, 9 to 5 Magazine)" while several fans were "in tears at the sheer joy of the performance and seeing Jon back on stage with the band (Matt Delaney, Imprint Entertainment)."

The Native Tongue Tour coincides with the release of Switchfoot's chart-topping, critically-acclaimed album, Native Tongue, via Fantasy Records. Switchfoot launched the North American leg of the tour, which features support acts, Tyson Motsenbocker and Colony House, with sold-out shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Throughout the tour, Switchfoot is partnering with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, to raise money for programs that help communities in 17 countries around the world move from extreme poverty to self-sustainability. To watch the exclusive announcement which premiered on Parade.com, click HERE

Get Native Tongue HERE | Watch the Native Tongue album trailer HERE

Stellar reviews for the Native Tongue Tour:

“SWITCHFOOT took the stage amid a frenzy of applause. Opening with heavy hitters from their new album like “Native Tongue” and “Voices,” the five-piece rock outfit displayed a dazzling array of genre-bending.”
- Ricky Olmos, Local Spins 

“Everyone danced and cheered as frontman, Jon Foreman, stepped into the audience. He took the hands of fans to help support him as he stepped over the rows of wooden seats and stood on the arm rails, never missing a single lyric.”
- Veronica Varos, Music Existence 

“About halfway through the set, the band surrounded a single microphone to play a few stripped-back tunes right in front of the stage. The crowd was in awe and you could hear a pin drop.”
- Steffi Wegewitz, Stitched Sound

“Numerous times throughout the evening, Jon jumped off of the stage into the crowd to sing with the audience and break the barrier between performer and audience.”
- Emily Vitek, DC Music Review

NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:

March 8 - Park West - Chicago, Illinois

March 9 - Park West - Chicago, Illinois

March 10 - The Sylvee - Madison, Wisconsin

March 14 - Club Brady - Tulsa, Oklahoma

March 15 - House of Blues - Dallas, Texas

March 16 - House of Blues - Houston, Texas

March 18 - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, Texas

March 19 - Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, Texas

March 21 - Iron City - Birmingham, Alabama

March 22 - The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Florida

March 23 - House of Blues - Orlando, Florida

March 24 - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 27 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 28 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Nebraska

March 29 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Missouri

March 30 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado

March 31 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah

April 3 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona

April 4 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, Arizona

April 5 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California

April 6 - Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California

April 7 - Warfield Theater - San Francisco, California

April 9 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon

April 10 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon

April 11 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington

April 12 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington

April 13 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:
Switchfoot has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016).  Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band's documentary of the same name. Along the way, Switchfoot established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including Meant to Live, Dare You to Move, Stars and Mess of Me. Beyond their career achievements, Switchfoot has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, California They've also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. Switchfoot’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.  

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GESAFFELSTEIN HYPERION OUT NOW

ALBUM FEATURES HAIM, ELECTRIC YOUTH, THE WEEKND AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
Today, Gesaffelstein has released his sophomore album Hyperion via Columbia Records. The album includes notable collaborations with HAIM (So Bad) and The Hacker & Electric Youth (Forever) as well as previously released tracks Blast Off featuring Pharrell Williams and Lost in the Fire featuring The Weeknd. Listen to Hyperion here.

Gesaffelstein will perform live at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA in April and at New York’s Governor’s Ball in May.

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE

SET FOR RELEASE IN MAY

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE
WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE
AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2019 – Today, award-winning hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, are thrilled to announce the May release of their new full-length album, Trapline. The album brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.

"A trapline is a permanent imprint on the land that has been sustained through time by our ancestors, who then passed this responsibility on to us,” the band explain. “While we are only here for a short time, we each have our roles and responsibilities to uphold. Our territories, laws, and customs will never change, but if our physical existence is too damaging to our lands and waters, then we are both failing our ancestors and setting our descendants up for failure. Trapline is a reminder that the lands we come from bring with them responsibilities that were passed down from our ancestors to preserve our territories for future generations. We're bringing a refreshing energy and a brand new futuristic sound to our next highly anticipated album. Trapline features a diverse range of like-minded artists with important messages that stem from different perspectives on affecting positive change."

Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.

Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

Stay tuned for more new music and details from Trapline coming soon!

TOUR DATES:
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - TBA - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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TRE MISSION SHARES VIDEO FOR YOU CAN HAVE

PREMIERES VIA A.SIDE

TRE FEATURED ON FLOW 93.5’S
MADE IN TORONTO TAKEOVER TODAY

NEW ALBUM ORPHAN BLACK
DUE THIS YEAR VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

Toronto, ON – March 6, 2019 – Toronto/UK JUNO-nominated grime veteran, Tre Mission, is back to share You Can Have. The video premiered via A.Side today, and is the second single from his forthcoming album, Orphan Black, due out later this year via Last Gang Records. It’s fitting that the track drops on Toronto’s 185th birthday, as the video was filmed in the Don Mills/Victoria Park area of Toronto, where Tre grew up, and directed/ produced by Earth Blood Studios. In addition, Tre stopped by Flow 93.5 this morning for their annual Made In Toronto takeover to share the track, and what he has in the works. Watch You Can Have here, and stream the track via all DSPs.

Orphan Black is Tre’s follow up to his recent Bare Selection-released instrumental project, Bare Selection 001, and his first full-length release since 2014’s Stigmata and Tizzy Gang collaboration (alongside Merky ACE and Cadell), Opps Next Door (2017). His debut album, Stigmata, was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2015 JUNO Awards, and featured Wiley, JME, Skepta, Merky Ace, Saukrates, Andreena Mill and k-os. Tre is the founding member of Tizzy Gang – a grime collective of London based artists and producers, featuring Merky Ace, Cadell, Vic Santoro and Nasty Jack.

In 2013, Tre jumped onto the grime scene with his critically acclaimed mixtape, Malmaison, and since then, has been a prolific producer and artist that has garnered an expansive following and musical repertoire, from his homebase in Toronto and across the pond in the UK. Tre has opened for the likes of Kenrick Lamar, J.Cole, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Badass, Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada, Tinie Tempah and Skepta, amongst others, and was the opening act on Wiley’s headlining Elusive Tour in 2011.

Orphan Black is a bold comeback for Tre, through its songwriting, production, collaborations and thoughtful approach. Stay tuned for more sounds and news on the way.

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Watch – You Can Have: youtu.be/wTp_UGCv2W0
Tre Mission on Spotify:
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ST. LUCIA RELEASED THEIR COVER OF THE 1975’S TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME IN ADVANCE OF NEW EP

ANNOUNCED NORTH AMERICAN INTIMATE & ACOUSTIC TOUR WITH STOP IN TORONTO MAY 16

ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 EP OUT IN APRIL INCLUDES SONGS FROM THE BAND’S ENTIRE CATALOG

Toronto, ON – March 6, 2019 –
Yesterday, St. Lucia released a cover of The 1975’s TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME, a track from their forthcoming Acousic Vol. 1 EP. Listen at here. Acoustic Vol. 1 will be released in April via Columbia Records.

The 7-track EP will feature both songs from the band’s latest album Hyperion, as well as long-time fan favorites such as Elevate and All Eyes On You. The release will also include two new versions of Love Somebody, where Patti Beranek marks a milestone with her first vocal lead on a St. Lucia record, along with a Portuguese version of the track. See full track list below.

St. Lucia has also announced a unique North American tour, which will see the band playing in a special stripped-down setup in some of the smallest venues they’ve performed at in years. Fans will also have a chance to help the band choose each night’s setlist. The 13-show, Intimate And Acoustic tour, kicks off in Seattle, WA on May 7 and will stop in major markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston and more, before wrapping in New York City on May 22. Tickets are available via fan presale (password: acoustic2019) beginning March 6th at 10am local time, with general on sale to the public on March 8t at 10 am local time. See below for full routing.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Elevate
  2. TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME
  3. Love Somebody
  4. All Eyes on You
  5. Bigger
  6. Next to You
  7. Love Somebody (Em Português)

ST. LUCIA INTIMATE AND ACOUSTIC:

May 7 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 8 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 10   Oakland, CA – The New Parish
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
May 15 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 16 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
May 18 – Pittsburg, PA – Rex Theater
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry At The Fillmore
May 20 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
May 21 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
May 22 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza 

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ANDREW BIRD DEBUTS NEW SONG MANIFEST

PERFORMING AT OUTDOOR STAGE AT SXSW

SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS KICK OFF THIS WEEK IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK FORTHCOMING


MY FINEST WORK YET OUT MARCH 22 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 – Andrew Bird
unveils his new song, Manifest, today – listen/watch Bird and his band here. Of the song Bird says, “Manifest traces our evolution from single celled organisms to modern man—then takes it further, post-mortem, to when a plant or animal becomes a fossil fuel fracked from the ground and released into the atmosphere from combustion engines like ghosts. The after-life of energy.”

Bird is set to perform songs from the new album at this year’s SXSW, including a performance at the festival’s largest Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake on Saturday, March 16—full details here. Bird will also host a special episode of his Live From The Great Room series with special guests at The Line Hotel on Thursday, March 14, the first time the series will be performed in front of a live audience.

Manifest is the latest release from Bird’s forthcoming album, My Finest Work Yet, due March 22 on Loma Vista. Preorder the album here. The album is receiving early critical praise with NPR naming single, Sisyphus, one of the best of January, while the A.V. Club proclaims that Bird’s vocals are “expansive, so as to hold our collective anger and optimism.”

In celebration of the album release, Bird will perform a series of special, select shows at Largo in Los Angeles, Green Mill in Chicago and National Sawdust in New York. See below for the full details. 

My Finest Work Yet was recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Bird and band went for that Rudy Van Gelder jazz room sound where the instruments bleed in to all the mics in just the right way. Piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul feel while the lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. Bird was joined on the album by producer Paul Butler, Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on Archipelago.

The album also includes previous single, Bloodless, which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin).

Pre-Order My Finest Work Yet.
Stream/Purchase Manifest.

TOUR DATES:
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
March 14 – Austin, TX – The Line Hotel
March 16 – Austin, TX – Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
March 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
April 2 – Chicago, IL – Green Mill
April 3 – Chicago, IL – Green Mill
April 8 – New York, NY – National Sawdust
April 9 – New York, NY – National Sawdust    

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RHYE RELEASES LIVE AT MASSEY HALL FILM

AN INTIMATE LOOK AT THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OF RHYE’S SOLD OUT TORONTO PERFORMANCE

NOMINATED FOR TWO 2019 JUNO AWARDS:
INCLUDING ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
AND ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

FOR SOPHOMORE RECORD BLOOD

Toronto, ON — March 5, 2019 — Today, Rhye shares Rhye: Live At Massey Hall – a stunning, intimate look at lead, Michael Milosh, and his sold-out hometown show at the historic venue in Toronto on March 5, 2018. The live film celebrates one year since Rhye’s performance during a tour supporting acclaimed sophomore album, Blood, released on February 2, 2018 via Last Gang Records.  The album is nominated for two JUNO awards, including Alternative Album of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year. Watch the video here.

Rhye's sophomore album, Blood, was released to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a "perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B" and NME proclaiming it a "triumph." Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR called the "reserved, understated and brilliant soul" of the project. Noisey celebrated it as “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections.” Exclaim! dubbed the album “mood music” in their February 2018 issue, where Rhye was featured as their cover story.

Rhye saw 2018 as a year of non-stop touring, including sold out headline performances at Massey Hall (Toronto), Corona Theatre (Montreal), Vogue Theatre (Vancouver), along with headline festival appearances at Hillside Festival, Westward Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Mile End Festival. Key performances at Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, Lowlands, Primavera, Pukkelpop, and more saw Rhye traverse to share the music with a global fanbase.

Last November, Rhye released the follow up, Blood Remixed, featuring 14 songs from Blood, as re-imagined by RY X, Moon Boots, Mano Le Tough, Poolside, Jacques Greene, Little Dragon, llangelo, amongst others. Rhye is currently working on new music, set for release in 2019.

Tune into the 2019 JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 17 to catch a live broadcast of the nominations, and listen to Blood below.

 

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BEAR’S DEN PREMIERES LEAD SINGLE LAUREL WREATH TODAY

ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

LAUNCHES ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES

EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 –
Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, premieres their lead single, Laurel Wreath, today. Listen/share the track here. “We’re hugely excited to be releasing Laurel Wreath into the world today. It’s a song about vulnerability and courage and the need for connection that runs through the whole album,” says Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar). The track is taken from their highly anticipated third album, So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records.

Last week, the band released an original podcast series featuring members, Davie and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar). The series, hosted by L.A.-based podcaster and the band’s former tour manger, Danny Carissimi, takes an intimate dive into their new record and includes in-depth conversations about each song, their recording process and what it’s like to release a record in 2019. The podcast’s episodes will air weekly leading up to the album’s release. Fans can listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the podcast here.

The group’s previously released songs, Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, are out now to critical praise – The Independent proclaims, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers, “…it is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.” Listen/share them here and here.

So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

Band members Davie and Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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MARK MORTON RELEASES VIDEO FOR TOP 10 TRACK CROSS OFF

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS ON MARCH 13 WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

DEBUT ALBUM ANESTHETIC OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has released the video for the Top 10 track, Cross Off, featuring Chester Bennington. Watch it here.

The Cross Off video, directed by Roboshobo, includes performance footage of Mark Morton with Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent (Trivium), who also performed on the recording of song.

“Anesthetic is finally out!   I’m excited for everybody to hear the whole thing.  We’ve gotten some great feedback in these first few days so thanks to everyone that’s checked it out already,” Morton says. “The guys are coming in this week to start rehearsals for the US tour with Light The Torch and Moontooth.  We’re all looking forward to bringing these songs to you live so come and get loud with us!  We are also premiering the video for Cross Off.   Thanks to Paulo Gregoletto and Alex Bent for being a part of the shoot.    Thanks for the continued support and I hope you enjoy the video and the album.”

Morton released the 10-track album, Anesthetic, on March 1 via WPP Records/Spinefarm. The record, produced by Josh Wilbur and executive produced by Jake Oni, sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Purchase it here, and listen to Spotify’s Metal Talk with Morton here.

The full track listing, complete with the list of guest artists, is below. The album was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders, Lamb of God. Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales, and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos, and Chris Brooks rounding out the band.

Morton will embark on a US co-headline tour with Light the Torch this spring. Moon Tooth will also appear. The live configuration of Morton’s band will include Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas) on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons of Texas) on bass, and Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague) on drums, plus additional special guest appearances along the way.

Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available now here.

Listen to the new song, Save Defiance (featuring vocalist, Myles Kennedy, of Alter Bridge and Slash). Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators fame, with Alice in Chains' Mike Inez on bass and Korn's Ray Luzier on drums. Listen here

Also, listen to The Truth Is Dead, featuring Randy Blythe and Alissa White-Gluz, here.

 

ANESTHETIC TRACK LISTING:

1. Cross Off (feat. Chester Bennington)

2. Sworn Apart (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)

3. Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)

4. The Never (feat. Chuck Billy + Jake Oni) 

5. Save Defiance (feat. Myles Kennedy)

 6. Blur (feat. Mark Morales)

 7. Back From The Dead (feat. Josh Todd)

 8. Reveal (feat. Naeemah Maddox)

9. Imaginary Days

10. The Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe + Alissa White-Gluz)

TOUR DATES:

March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA 

March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON 

March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC

March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY 

March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL 

March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA

March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

Buy/stream Anesthetic here

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THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO SHARES NEW SINGLE IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS

NEW ALBUM THE OFFERING SET FOR RELEASE

MAY 24 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE                                                        

STREAM THE SONG HERE

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2019 – Celebrated Toronto artist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, shares his new single, It’s Not That Serious, today. The track is Thompson’s first sonic delivery of 2019, and will appear on Thompson’s forthcoming album, The Offering, set for release on May 24 via Entertainment One. Listen to the song here.

“It’s Not That Serious is this year’s mantra,” Thompson says of the track’s inspiration. “It’s not about getting caught up with ourselves and the things that won’t matter a year from today. How do we get out of our own way and move forward ‘cause ‘it’s not that serious.’ 

The Offering follows Thompson’s previous album, A New Standard, released on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One Music. The record was Thompson’s debut on the label, and sought to redefine the concept of the jazz standard, and included original takes on Radiohead, Bob Dylan and Laura Mvula tunes. It was recorded in a trio format, with Randall Hall on bass, and Jeff Halischuk on drums, marking a departure from the solo playing for which Thompson had become known. Buy and stream the album here.

A New Standard was received to critical acclaim, while Thompson was highlighted in The Whole Note as their April 2018 cover feature. He made his media rounds with an interview at CP24 Breakfast, CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air, Girth Radio’s Creative Imbalance podcast, and an in-depth feature with PRODUCT Toronto. In an exclusive interview and performance for CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition, Thompson delved into his career and philanthropy work with host, Michael Enright. Canadian Beats called it “a brilliant display of creativity, keen diversity and expert arranging.

The album’s release was the beginning of a busy year of touring, including sold out appearances at The Rex Hotel, the Poetry Jazz Cafe in Toronto and Artword Artbar in Hamilton. The end of the year saw the inclusion of the album on JazzFM’s Music Director’s Top 20 of 2018, landing at #6, among records by Kamasi Washington and John Scofield.

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Thompson Egbo-Egbo is a pianist with a gift for memorable but harmonically complex compositions that have at their core a deep, abiding groove. A rambunctious and free spirit was channeled in a creative direction with piano lessons at an inner-city music school. After graduating from high school, Egbo-Egbo earned a degree in Music from Humber College and studied electronic production and design at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

After college, Egbo-Egbo found performance work in the clubs and lounges of Toronto. An ever-popular performer, many solo engagements turned in to long-term residencies at venues like The Shangri-La Hotel & Jacob’s Steakhouse.  In 2014, Egbo-Egbo released Short Stories, a collection of original solo piano compositions inspired by his residency performances.

For The Offering, Egbo-Egbo has returned to the trio format. If A New Standard sought to change the conversation, The Offering seeks to create a new dialogue about what we expect from a jazz trio. Whereas A New Standard was recorded and then performed, many of the tracks on The Offering were written on stage, and put to tape after they’d been fleshed out live. This adds a presence and muscular tone to the album. The recording process itself was an attempt to capture the essence of the live experience - the element that has been attracting an ever-growing audience to the trio’s concerts.

With the exception, the Metheny penned, Question and Answer, and the traditional standard, Beautiful Love, the rest of the tunes are written by Egbo-Egbo or co-written with the trio.

Thompson Egbo-Egbo on Spotify: spoti.fi/2milLNE 
Purchase/stream A New Standard: smarturl.it/anewstandard

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AS IT IS HAVE RELEASED THE DENIAL: REIMAGINED EP

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF THE FOUR STAGES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2019 –
Today, As It Is have released Denial: Reimagined, the first of four EP’s, all to be released this year. In typical As It Is fashion, it's not just an acoustic album, but an elaborate and eclectic reinterpretation of their most ambitious record to date, produced by vocalist, Patty Walters.

The artwork for each EP (Denial, Anger, Bargaining and Acceptance) will represent a respective quarter of a larger piece of art, complete when all four artworks have been pieced together.

"We are so incredibly excited to announce that we have reimagined the entirety of our album The Great Depression," says vocalist Patty Walters. "We believe that reimagined songs can breathe new life and meaning into the lyrics, opening the door to find further truths within music. We hope that you enjoy this new, exciting, and immersive extension of The Great Depression."

TOUR DATES:
March 1 – Bath, Moles
March 2 – Bridgend, Hobos
March 4 – Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre
March 5 – Dublin, Green Room
March 7 – Liverpool, Arts Club Loft
March 8 – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
March 9 – Aberdeen, Tunnels
March 11 – Stoke, Sugarmill
March 12 – Colchester, Arts Centre
March 14 – Leicester, Academy 2
March 15 – Brighton, Concorde 2
March 28 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium
March 29 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie – Grande Salle
April 1 – Milan, Italy – Alkatraz
April 2 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
April 3 – Linz, Austria – Posthof – Zeitkultur am Hafen
April 4 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium Nagyhall
April 6 – Praha 8, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
April 7 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
April 8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt
April 9 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
April 11 – Erlangen, Germany – E-Werk
April 12 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW
April 13 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
April 15 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
April 16 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
April 17 – Brussels, Belgium - AB

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MALUMA RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO HP TODAY

WATCH VIDEO FOR HP HERE

FIRST SINGLE FROM MALUMA’S FOURTH ALBUM
11:11 SET FOR RELEASE THIS YEAR

 

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2019 – Global Latin music idol, MALUMA, releases his highly anticipated new single, HP, along with its official video today. Download and/or listen to the song here, and watch the video here.

MTV will premiere the video on its giant screen in the middle of Times Square in New York today at noon. Both MTVU and MTV Live will heavily rotate the video that is entirely in Spanish. Spotify is also promoting the new song on its Times Square billboard, as well.

The fun and provocative video that was filmed in Miami's Wynwood area by director, Nuno Gomes, incorporates elements of animation and is an explosion of colour and energy, as well as an invitation to go out, dance and enjoy oneself with a vengeance, just as the track says. HP is about a woman who goes out with the intention of having a blast and getting over a cheating boyfriend. The video includes the participation of Israeli supermodel, Neta Alchimister.

Produced by MadMusick and Edgar Barrera, HP is the first track off Maluma's fourth album, 11:11 to be released later this year.

About MALUMA:
At only twenty-five years of age, Maluma is widely considered one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker, Maluma, from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister.

The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 5.1 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 39.5 million Instagram followers (making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram). His official YouTube/VEVO channel has garnered over 9 billion views and has more than 18 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award.

With his Maluma World Tour, he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe with his F.A.M.E. World Tour selling out the Madison Square Garden arena (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami) and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others.

In 2015, he released Pretty Boy Dirty Boy under the Sony Music US Latin label, which debuted at #1. In his first year and a half in the U.S. market, Maluma garnered five #1 songs on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart. His latest album, F.A.M.E., also debuted at #1, reaching 6X Platinum in the United States and 2X Platinum in México in its very first week out. Maluma is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart (with Sin Contrato and Chantaje), and only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat. To date, Maluma has had twelve #1 songs according to Billboard's Latin Airplay chart.

Buy/stream HP: smarturl.it/MalumaxHP

Buy/stream F.A.M.E.: smarturl.it/MalumaFame

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www.maluma.online 

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I PREVAIL RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM TRAUMA TO BE RELEASED MARCH 29 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

BAND SHARES NEW SONGS
BOW DOWN AND BREAKING DOWN

 

ON THE HEELS OF NEARLY HALF-A-BILLION STREAMS

Toronto, ON – February 27, 2019 – After generating nearly half-a-billion streams, going gold in the US, in a climate where that achievement is becoming more and more rare, and launching a two-year whirlwind of sold out shows, Detroit's I Prevail return with their second full-length and one of the year's most anticipated releases with Trauma. The album will be released through Fearless Records on March 29, 2019. Pre-order it here in physical and digital formats.

Trauma represents a victorious moment in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [lead guitar], and Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar]. Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout, Lifelines, they faced unforeseen and unbelievable hardship that might've broken any other band.
 
Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating and shocking vocal injury that jeopardized his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Mired in thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a choice. He got together with his band brothers in 2018, and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer, Tyler Smith [Falling In Reverse], they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.

Now, the album represents a realization of their full potential. I Prevail elevate rock by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and hip-hop. This unpredictability powers the heavy and hard-hitting new single, Bow Down. Watch the video here.


Additionally, they unveiled an accompanying single, Breaking Down, which pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch the video here

 
With an equally melodic, magnetic, and momentous offering, I Prevail triumph on Trauma. Smarter, slicker, and soaring towards stardom, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the forefront of culture again: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma [Fearless Records]. If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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WILD RIVERS PREMIERE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MOVING TARGET VIA EARMILK

BAND KICKED OFF CANADIAN LEG OF THEIR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

ANNOUNCES NEW WESTERN CANADA TOUR DATES SUPPORTING MATT ANDERSON


EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

“A climactic, celebratory chorus, sounding like the soundtrack for a party.” – Rolling Stone

“Merges many genres gracefully by adding vocal harmonies and an acoustic guitar to their folk-pop and soul hybrid.” Exclaim

“Soul-watering harmonies.” – EARMILK

Toronto, ON – February 28, 2019 –
Following the release of their latest single, Moving Target, Wild Rivers, have shared a stunning lyric video for the track. Premiering today via EARMILK, who declare, "there is a retro vibe in this video that shadows the single perfectly. The band has created a space to watch and listen to the raw emotion that exists here." Filmed in Paris, France, the video was created with director, Amanda Louise Macchia, who has worked with the likes of Leon Bridges and 88 glam. Watch the video here and listen to the track – which has already amassed over 190k streams since its January 22nd release – here.

The band kicked off the Canadian leg of their North American tour last night in Toronto, bringing their captivating live show to fans across the country. They have also recently announced a run of Western Canadian tour dates supporting Matt Anderson. Full details can be found below.

Wild Rivers have been going non-stop since the summer release of their EP, Eighty-Eight, touring heavily in support of the new album, including a 21-date North American run with The Paper Kites. The band recently debuted stripped down studio versions of their songs, Call It A Night, and Howling, which are both featured on the EP – the highly-anticipated follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut. The band’s catalogue has over 65 million streams on Spotify alone, with the new EP already reaching over 5 million streams, and the band amassing over 1 million monthly listeners. Album track, I Wont Be Back, was also included in Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week. 

Composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Julien Laferriere (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass), Wild Rivers has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify over three years, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and has earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful, lasting connection with their listeners. The Toronto-based band – coming from all different musical backgrounds – finds inspiration within the 1970s, including artists such as Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Neil Young, all while being able to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with contemporary approaches to melody.

Stream Eighty-Eight via Spotify

Listen to Moving Target

WILD RIVERS 2019 TOUR DATES:
February 28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware *
March 1 – Guelph, ON – Univeristy of Guelph
March 2 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café (SOLD OUT)
March 4 – Montreal, QC – Quai *
March 5 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti *
March 6 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House *
March 7 – London, ON –Rum Runners *
April 23 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre +
April 25 – Vancouver, BC – University of BC +
April 26 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
April 27 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
April 28 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre +
April 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre +
* with special guest Cat Clyde
+ supporting Matt Anderson

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA RETURNS TO THE OPERA HOUSE APRIL 5, 2019

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MONEKA ARABIC JAZZ
AND BALAKLAVA BLUES

“The band vibrates with an irrepressible passion and playful humor that's impossible to ignore!” - Penguin Eggs Magazine

Toronto, ON – February 27, 2019 – Hot off a sold-out show at the magnificent Koerner Hall, Lemon Bucket Orkestra will be kicking off another busy international touring season with a celebratory show on Friday, April 5th at The Opera House in Toronto - one of the band’s favourite venues to play anywhere in the world. See below for complete details and purchase tickets here

 

Later in the month, they will return to the US for an eight-city tour, stretching from Lafayette, LA, to Pittsburgh PA - their second major US tour in the last eight months. Then, after a handful of Canadian summer festival plays, they head back to Europe in late July for three weeks of club and festival dates, anchored by their much-anticipated debut at the UK’s legendary WOMAD Festival. 

Fall 2019 will see the band going back the studio to record a new album, so, all in all it’s shaping up to be another action-packed season for the notorious party punk collective.

 

Joining the Lemons is the inimitable Iraqi/Canadian singer and activist, Ahmed Moneka, and his Moneka Arabic Jazz project, and to help kick things up a notch on the dance floor even further, rising ethno-bass duo, Balaklava Blues will also throw down a short set. Balaklava Blues is a new project from the Lemon Bucket’s own Mark and Marichka Marczyk, who are currently holding down a weekly residency in London UK, at the esteemed Vault Festival – playing every weekend through to the middle of March. At the Opera House the couple will be celebrating the recent worldwide release of Balaklava Blues debut album, Fly, on Six Degrees Records.

 

It’s sure to be another over the top and eclectic night of entertainment, just like you’ve come to expect from the House of Lemon. So mark your calendars, and tell all your friends. It’s going to be another night to remember! 

 

Buy/stream Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s 
If I Had The Strength
lemonbucket.lnk.to/strength 

Lemon Bucket Orkestra on Spotify: spoti.fi/2GBQ5yz
 

Buy/stream Balaklava Blues - Fly via iTunes and Spotify

Review copies of Balaklava Blues’ new album, Fly, are available on request. 

Lemon Bucket Orkestra with Moneka Arabic Jazz and Balaklava Blues
Friday, April 5 – The Opera House
735 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Doors: 8:00 pm Show: 9:00 pm
Info | Tickets

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LONG RANGE HUSTLE GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS IN NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE CARRY US

ON TOUR ACROSS-CANADA
THROUGH FEBRUARY AND MARCH

BAND PLAYING IN LONDON ON MARCH 15
AS PART OF JUNOFEST

NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TOWN OUT NOW

“Sonic gems abound on the band’s latest project Town…There is something absolutely unique, fresh and exhilarating about the tunes crafted by Long Range Hustle.Red Deer Express

Toronto, ON – February 27, 2019 – Showing no signs of slowing down following the February 15th release of their new full-length album, Town, Long Range Hustle now share the music video for their latest single, Carry Us. Filmed at Pursuit OCR Indoor Obstacle Course, the video depicts the importance of young friendships and finding joy in life with those who help get us through the days. Watch the colourful and fun video here.

“Carry Us is about leaning on your friends when you need them most, so for our latest video we leaned on the talents of some up-and-coming Gen Z actors,” says vocalist/guitarist/violinist, Paul Brogee. “The friendships you forge as a teenager are some of the most vivid and intense of your life, so it just felt appropriate to have a younger generation explore the themes of the song with us.”

The band has kicked off a cross Canada tour this past weekend, after a stellar showing at Folk Alliance International in Montreal. The western Canada leg will see the band share stages with tour-mates, Tourist Company, before they return home to Ontario for a string of shows through March, including a showcase at JUNOfest in London.

The tour will give fans an opportunity to hear live renditions of some of the songs found on the band’s new album, Town. The album’s tracks have seen warm support from CBC Radio and campus stations across the country, while songs have landed on Spotify Canada’s New Music Friday, Rock Your Block, and Renegade Folk.

From a sweat soaked club to a breezy festival stage, Long Range Hustle brings the warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, in spades. A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing. Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, where they’ve shared stages with Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Matt Mays, and Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Feb 28: Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub^ 
Mar 1: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^ 
Mar 2: Victoria, BC – Copper Owl^  
Mar 4: Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel^
Mar 5: Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill^ 
Mar 6: Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
Mar 7: Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Mar 8: Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry  
Mar 15: London, ON – Eastside Bar & Grill, JUNOfest
Mar 21: St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse
Mar 22: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*^
Mar 23: Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewing Co.
Mar 28: Hamilton, ON – Casbah*
Mar 29: Kingston, ON – The Mansion* 
Mar 30: Corbyville, ON – Signal Brewing*
Apr 12: Collingwood, ON – Crow Bar & Variety
^ with special guests Tourist Company
* with special guest Skye Wallace

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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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THE STRUMBELLAS BRING THE HEAT THIS SUMMER WITH OUTDOOR CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON JULY 6!

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAN MANGAN,
DONOVAN WOODS, AND DIZZY

PRE-SALE STARTS TOMORROW
WITH TICKETS ON SALE PUBLICLY THIS FRIDAY

NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE OUT MARCH 29th

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 – The snow might still be coming down, but The Strumbellas already have big plans to make the sun shine! Fans, get ready for an unforgettable concert from The Strumbellas, along with special guests, Dan Mangan, Donovan Woods, and Dizzy, on July 6th at The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, presented by MRG Concerts. Ticket pre-sales begin tomorrow (Wednesday, February 27) at 10:00 a.m. EST, with public on-sale this Friday, March 1. Ticket information can be found below.

The Strumbellas are set to release their fourth album, Rattlesnake, on March 29th – out in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records. The album’s lead single, Salvation, is currently sitting at #10 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada and has surpassed 2.5 million streams worldwide.

From the onset, the band – made up of Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass) – received glowing praise from press and audiences across the globe. In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year, ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes.

All concert-goers with tickets to the July 6th event will be admitted into Arboretum grounds from 3:00 p.m. onwards, and can make use of and enjoy the lands, walking trails and waterfront access. Attendees are invited to arrive early and spend time in the beautiful natural setting before taking in the stellar lineup of live music.

The Strumbellas Live at Royal Botanical Gardens, HamiltonWith Special Guests, Dan Mangan, Donovan Woods, and Dizzy
Presented by MRG Concerts
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
All ages / 19+ areas / Free admission for children under 10 accompanied by an adult

Tickets available at Eventbrite.ca

Artist presale: Wednesday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Promoter/Venue/Media Pre-sale: Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. EST
General on sale: Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST
General Admission Tickets: $ 65 + S/C
VIP package: $149.50 + S/C (includes private viewing area, VIP line and entrance, private bar and amenities, commemorative concert poster)

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www.thestrumbellas.ca

About MRG Concerts:
MRG Concerts is a division of The MRG Group. In operation since 2008, with the reopening of the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, The MRG Group has grown into one of the leading hospitality and entertainment companies in Canada. Owning and running a total of nine properties across the country, the group's preeminent music venues are Vogue Theatre, The Imperial, Biltmore Cabaret, The Garrick and Adelaide Hall. MRG Concerts has established itself as an industry-leading promotion company producing over 800 shows per year. For more information, please visit mrgconcerts.com  

 

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BEAR’S DEN DEBUTS SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME PODCAST SERIES

BLANKETS OF SORROW LYRIC VIDEO OUT NOW

NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 –
Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, debuts an original podcast series, So that you might hear me, featuring members Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar). The series, hosted by L.A.-based podcaster and the band’s former tour manger Danny Carissimi, takes an intimate dive into their new record (of the same name) and includes in-depth conversations about each song, their recording process and what it’s like to release an album in 2019. The podcast’s episodes will air weekly leading up to the album’s release. Fans can listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the podcast here.

Of the podcast, Carissimi says, “I hope that fans enjoy the journey and learn about how much goes into making a Bear’s Den record. I want listeners to feel like they're hanging out with Kev and Davie at their studio in London. They’re going to learn more about the band here than they will anywhere else and I think it will really increase their enjoyment of this new album.” 

Additionally, the lyric video for their track, Blankets of Sorrow, is out now; watch/share it here. The song appears on their highly anticipated album, So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records.

Most recently, the group debuted Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, the first tracks to be revealed from their forthcoming record. The Independent proclaims, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while Baeble Music furthers, “Bear’s Den is one of those bands that is like your favorite sweatshirt, you slip it on whenever and it makes you feel warm and at home. Doesn’t really matter the time of day/year/where you are, home is home.” Listen/share them here and here.

So that you might hear me
was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

Band members Davie and Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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DAVID GRAY LENDS VOICE TO DERVISH’S THE WEST COAST OF CLARE

NEW INTERPRETATION OF ANDY IRVINE’S MODERN FOLK CLASSIC APPEARS ON THE GREAT IRISH SONGBOOK
 SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 12 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

TRACK AVAILABLE NOW VIA ALL DSPS

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 – Beloved Irish folk group, Dervish, enlisted a remarkable array of guest vocalists and musicians for their new album, The Great Irish Songbook, including acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter, David Gray. The album, which will be released on April 12, was produced by Graham Henderson (Sinéad O'Connor).

Gray's stark, contemplative interpretation of The West Coast of Clare powerfully conveys the longing and heartbreak of a lost love. The song, written by Andy Irvine, was first recorded by legendary folk quartet, Planxty (of which Irvine was a founding member, along with Dónal Lunny, Christy Moore, and Liam O'Flynn), and is regarded as a modern classic of the Irish traditional music canon. The track is available now via all digital service providers. Listen to The West Coast of Clare , and pre-order the album here.  

Over the last three decades, Dervish has been acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music. The Great Irish Songbook is their first studio album in more than a decade and features guest appearances by over a dozen luminaries across an eclectic range of genres.

Dervish will be on tour in the US throughout March. In the coming weeks, Dervish will announce full details of The Great Irish Songbook Live, a show that will begin touring internationally in late 2019 and will feature guests from the album.

Dervish - The Great Irish Songbook track listing:

1. The Rambling Irishman (featuring Cathy Jordan)

2. There's Whiskey in the Jar (featuring The SteelDrivers)

3. Molly Malone (featuring Imelda May)

4. The Galway Shawl (featuring Steve Earle)

5. She Moved Through The Fair (featuring Andrea Corr)

6. The Rocky Road to Dublin (featuring Brendan Gleeson)

7. Down by the Sally Gardens (featuring Kate Rusby)

8. On Raglan Road (featuring Vince Gill)

9. Dónal Óg (featuring Cathy Jordan)

10. The Fields of Athenry (featuring Jamey Johnson)

11. The May Morning Dew (featuring Rhiannon Giddens)

12. The West Coast of Clare (featuring David Gray)

13. The Parting Glass (featuring Abigail Washburn)

DERVISH US TOUR 2019

March 1 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Garden City, NY
March 2 - Belleville Roots Music Concert Series, Belleville Church, Newburyport, MA
March 3 - One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
March 5 - Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
March 7 - Longwood Gardens , Kennett Square, PA
March 8 - Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
March 9 - Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, MI
March 10 - Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted, MN
March 12 - Focal Point, St Louis, MO
March 14 - Berea College, Phelps-Stokes Auditorium, Berea, KY
March 15 - Saint Anselm College, Dana Center, Manchester, NH
March 16 - Barre Opera House, Barre, VT
March 17 - Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA
March 18 - Triple Door, Seattle, WA
March 20 - Florence Event Center, Florence, AL
March 21 - Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
March 22 - Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol, CA
March 23 - Grange Hall, Aromas, CA
March 24 - United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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www.dervish.ie

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ENTERPRISE EARTH RELEASE SLEEP IS FOR THE DEAD VIDEO VIA KERRANG!

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW
WITHSHOWS ACROSS CANADA IN MARCH

ALL NEW LP LUCIFEROUS DUE OUT APRIL 5, 2019

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 – Spokane, WA metal band, ENTERPRISE EARTH, have released another music video for a new track called Sleep Is For The Dead, today exclusively via Kerrang!, in continued support of their new LP due out later this year.  

“Sleep Is For The Dead  is about digging deep inside myself when the world turns it’s back on me,” says vocalist, Dan Watson.

“It’s about peeling off the exterior shell that our society plastered on the outside and awakening the true inner version of myself rather than suppress it to fit into the cookie cutter mold that society tries to pressure us to fit into. I would rather be awake and face the pain than be asleep and suppress it.”

Last month the band announced a series of 2019 tour dates. The first stint will be a headline run with AETHERE supporting. Those dates kick off in Victoria, BC on March 12, 2019, with stops across Canada. The second leg will be alongside LORNA SHORE starting in Providence, RI on March 29, 2019. See below for a list of dates.

“We are very excited to embark on our first headlining and co-headlining tours in support of our new album," says Watson. “This marks the start of a new era for the band and we cannot wait to unleash our best work to our fans. See you soon in the USA and Canada.”

ENTERPRISE EARTH previously released a new music video for a new track called He Exists, exclusively via Kerrang! Magazine

"The evil we perceive in this world is a mere reflection of our inner darkness," says Watson. "We are the architects of evil as it is projected upon the landscape of our reality. The Devil exists. He exists in us all."

ENTERPRISE EARTH will release Luciferous, their third LP on April 5, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. The band completed work on Luciferous this summer with producer, Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Job For A Cowboy, Carnifex), and are eager to get music into the hands of their fans.

Watson continues, "After following our natural progressions as musicians and as people Luciferous came to life. It’s our strongest, most mature release to date and signifies a rebirth while retaining all of the elements of our past. We’re extremely proud of this release and can’t wait to unleash it upon the world."

Enterprise Earth was founded in 2014 by ex-Infant Annihilator vocalist, Dan Watson, and ex-Takeover guitarist, BJ Sampson. Taking their name from a confluence of Illuminati and other conspiracy theories, the band released their debut EP titled, XXIII, and a full length, Patient Ø, in 2015. Patient Ø featured Oceano vocalist, Adam Warren, and debuted at number five on Billboard's Heatseekers/Top New Artist Chart. Last year the band released Embodiment, their second LP and have since shared the stage with Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, and Winds of Plague with a highlighted appearance on the 2016 Summer Slaughter Tour.

TOUR DATES

March 12 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

March 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria

March 14 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub

March 15 – Calgary, AB – Verns Pub

March 16 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern

March 17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter

March 18 – Regina, BC – Cloud 9

March 22 – Colorado, CO – Black Sheep

March 23 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge

March 24 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA

March 26 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck

March 27 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti

March 28 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

March 29 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

March 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland Bar & Grill

March 31 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

April 1 – Washington, DC – The Pinch

April 2 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street

April 3 – Nashville, TN – The End

April 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

April 5 – Orlando, FL – SoundBar.

April 6 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Sports Bar

April 7 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

April 9 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf

April 10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

April 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock

April 12 – Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum

April 13 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

April 14 - Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street-OKC

April 16 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

April 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One

April 18 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre

April 19 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

April 20 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver

April 22 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre

April 23 – Seattle, WA  - Funhouse

April 24 – Spokane, WA – The Pin

April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

April 27 – Denver, CO – Roxy Theatre

April 28 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock Live Music Venue

April 29 – St.Louis, MO – Fubar

April 30 – Chicago, IL - Reggies Chicago

May 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club

May 2 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary

May 3 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

May 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

 

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HEALTH COLLABORATE WITH JPEGMAFIA ON NEW SINGLE HATE YOU OUT NOW VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR

ON TOUR THIS SPRING WITH YOUTH CODE INCLUDING STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Today, HEALTH released HATE YOU, a new single in collaboration with rapper and producer, JPEGMAFIA.  Though it’s an unexpected pairing, JPEGMAFIA was a fan of HEALTH since their MAX PAYNE 3 soundtrack. Listen on YouTube and at all DSPs.

HATE YOU is their fourth collaborative track following singles with Youth Code (INNOCENCE), Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and Soccer Mommy/Corin Roddick of Purity Ring (MASS GRAVE).

Earlier this week, Revolver Magazine released live video of HEALTH’s full concert at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One via Facebook Live (WATCH HERE). Their acclaimed new album VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), was released on February 22nd  via Loma Vista Recordings to acclaim from New York Magazine, Revolver (video interview), Kerrang!, Metal Injection (9/10 stars), The Line of Best Fit (8/10 stars), DIY Magazine (4/5 stars), Exclaim! (7/10 stars), London in Stereo, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for streaming and purchase HERE.

The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller are currently touring Europe and will kick off a headlining North American tour with Youth Code on April 9th. Shows include Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub on April 13th, Toronto’s Velvet Underground on April 23rd, NYC’s Elsewhere The Hall on April 25th and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10th.  

HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy.

Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...one of the most intense and electrifying bands in the U.S." - Kerrang!

"...the band approaches at times Ministry-like levels of industrial-metal aggression." - Revolver

“HEALTH's most ominous, brooding, and diverse effort yet --
and consequently their best.”
- Metal Injection, 9/10 stars

"Ambitious L.A. noise-rock trio HEALTH pushes the envelope even further on album No. 4. The title’s nod to Black Sabbath is apropos; new songs introduce a shock of metal to its daring blend of dance music and forbidding noise textures."  - New York Magazine

"Through the medium of abrasive beats and tortured, explosive synth textures the band tackle the world’s uneasy conscience, resulting in a remarkably cathartic listen." - The Line of Best Fit, 8/10 stars

"...the trio deliver at once their heaviest, catchiest, most decipherable and least predictable album.... HEALTH meld the spiraling instrumentation of their earliest work, with the hooky structure of last album 'DEATH MAGIC' and then coat this creation in the blackest industrial ooze." - DIY Magazine, 4/5 stars

“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is filled with perversely catchy songs about death and hopelessness.” - All Music, 4/5 stars

“They have indeed gotten even heavier on VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which doesn’t sound like an indie/noise band experimenting with industrial music but a true industrial record.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“...one of the most substantial industrial rock records of recent memory.- HYPEBEAST

“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is a career-defining achievement...” - Sputnik Reviews, 5/5 stars

“...an intense, dark and aggressive album, arguably their heaviest to date.” - Treble Magazine, ‘Album of the Week’

"HEALTH are still very capable of smashing your ears with a heavy synth and guitar lead, backed up machine-gun rhythms and four-on-the-floor drums." - Exclaim!

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability." - Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben

February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk

March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal

March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36

March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB

March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef

March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO

March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera

March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur

March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum

March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat

March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia

March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live

March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club

March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211

March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie

March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür

March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes

March 24- Manchester, UK - YES

March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell

March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA

March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange

March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space

March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach

March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns

April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish

April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub

April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill

April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club

April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall

April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair

April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory

May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon

May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada

May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf

May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THE MEDICINE SHOW ON APRIL 12 VIA CONCORD RECORDS

SHARES NEW TRACK FADED BY DESIGN

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Melissa Etheridge has shared Faded By Design, the first single from her forthcoming anticipated new album, The Medicine Show, out April 12 via Concord Records.  Rolling Stone exclusively premiered the song, calling it “a proud declaration of resilience,” and noting the “folky acoustic-guitar riff…builds to an upbeat chorus.” To pre-order the album, click here.

Describing the rocking, anthemic new track and album, Melissa explains, “The sound of the song and the whole record is purposefully aimed at that 90’s rock sound. When rock was moody and fierce. ‘Faded’ is spot on a Melissa Etheridge song. You know it from the first few notes. I wrote it on my twelve string and kept it true to that sound.”  For this new album, her 15th studio recording, Melissa was reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson), and was recorded largely live in studio, capturing the raw emotion of the material.

The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing. Through the songs she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on collective and personal levels; Shaking about national anxiety, Here Comes the Pain, personalizing the opioid crisis, the unifying Human Chain, about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic Love Will Live.  More highlights include the album-closer, Last Hello drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious Wild and Lonely, exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.

The iconic GRAMMY and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter sounds as rousing as ever.  Known for her passionate and dynamic live performances, her upcoming U.S. tour kicks off March 29 in Florida (dates below; more to be announced). 

Since the release of her unforgettable self-titled 1988 debut, Melissa Etheridge’s incredible career to date includes sales of over 25 million albums, 5 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records, 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and 2 wins, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an Academy Award for I Need to Wake Up from the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Her last release, MEmphis Rock & Soul, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart. Melissa has selflessly dedicated herself as an activist for human rights, LGBTQ issues, breast cancer awareness and alternative medical approaches. 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE U.S. TOUR DATES
3/29/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
3/30/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
4/10/19 New York, NY - The Town Hall
4/13/19 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
4/14/19 Lynn, MA - Lynn Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
4/19/19 Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room
4/20/19 West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
4/23/19 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
4/24/19 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair
4/25/19 Catoosa, OK - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - The Joint
4/27/19 Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Lake Charles
4/28/19 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair
4/30/19 Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theater
5/1/19 Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
5/2/19 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre of Durham
5/3/19 Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center
5/6/19 Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
5/8/19 Springfield, OH - Clark State Performing Arts Center
5/9/19 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
5/11/19 Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Memorial Hall
5/12/19 Portland, ME - State Theatre
6/20/19 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
6/25/19 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair
6/29/19 Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
6/30/19 New York, NY – Times Square - World Pride Closing Ceremony
7/4/19 Elk Grove Village, IL - Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
7/8/19 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
7/13/19 Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts

Meet and Greets are available. For more information, visit MelissaEtheridge.com

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MARK MORTON SHARES NEW SONG SAVE DEFIANCE FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY

DEBUT ALBUM ANESTHETIC OUT MARCH 1

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN MARCH WITH SHOWS
 IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL


LISTEN TO LEAD TRACK THE TRUTH IS DEAD
AND CROSS OFF (FEAT. CHESTER BENNINGTON)

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of Godhas released the song, Save Defiance. The track features Slash and Alter Bridge vocalist, Myles Kennedy, with Alice in Chains' Mike Inez on bass and Korn's Ray Luzier on drums.

Listen here.

"Myles was our first and only choice for 'Save Defiance’,” Morton says. "He's such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I'm grateful to have had the chance to work with him."

"Having the opportunity to work with Mark was a really cool experience," Kennedy adds. "I'd been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time so I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record. Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall."

Morton will share the music live across North America next month, with a show in Toronto on March 15 at Lee’s Palace and Montreal on March 16 at L’Astral. See below for a complete list of dates.

The co-headline tour will include Light the Torch and Moon Tooth. Morton’s live band configuration will include Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas) on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas) on bass, Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague) on drums plus additional special guest appearances along the way. Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available now here.

TOUR DATES:
March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA 
March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON 
March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC

March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY 
March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL 
March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

Pre-order Anesthetic here

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www.markmortonmusic.com

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SUSTO’S NEW LP EVER SINCE I LOST MY MIND OUT TODAY VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

ON TOUR ACROSS THE U.S. AND EUROPE
THROUGH THE SPRING

“supremely chill—in a worldly, self-questioning sort of way”
Rolling Stone Country

“a restless rock number…It’s fuzzy and fun, the kind of groovy roots-rock that’s sure to please fans of groups like Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.”  – Paste Magazine

“a showcase for frontman Justin Osborne’s masterful songwriting”
– Premier Guitar

"dynamic, cathartic, and incredibly in-your-face; their music is leaving the kind of unforgettable mark that keeps me coming back for more" – Atwood Magazine

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Charleston-based band, SUSTO’s new album, Ever Since I Lost My Mind, is out today. The record was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly), with input from Osborne’s longtime creative partner Wolfgang Zimmerman. “Ever Since I Lost My Mind is very personal,” Osborne explains. “This collection of songs came together over the course of a couple years, and they all represent different moments. It felt cathartic writing all of them, and they were also all fun in different ways.” Purchase/stream the band’s Rounder Records debut here.

In support of the new album, SUSTO is embarking on a U.S. tour through April, performing in 28 cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Austin, Portland, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, followed by a European tour. See below for a complete list of dates.

SUSTO has made a name for themselves through frequent touring and performances at major U.S. festivals including Hangout, Austin City Limits, Stagecoach, AmericanaFest, Pickathon and Hopscotch. The band has opened for The Lumineers, Band of Horses and The Head and The Heart, and made their television debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday last year.

Osborne first began writing songs as a teen in South Carolina, performing with numerous bands before forming SUSTO. During a self-imposed hiatus, he moved to Havana, Cuba and befriended local musicians who encouraged and inspired him to start writing music again. “It was a weird moment. I just had to finally quit keeping one foot out of music and dive in,” he explains. The band’s name, SUSTO, is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as “panic attack.” “That deep fright was something I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it,” adds Osborne. “I can lose my mind on stage sometimes – I will break down and cry or have to keep myself from doing it – I just feel so incredibly lucky.”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
February 21 - The Windjammer - Isle of Palms, SC
February 28 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
March 7 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
March 8 - Radio Room - Greenville, SC
March 9 - Savannah Stopover - Savannah, GA
March 12-14 - SXSW - Austin, TX
March 15 - Deep Ellum Art Co. - Dallas, TX
March 20 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
March 22 -Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
March 23 - Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
March 24 - Harlow’s - Sacramento, CA
March 25 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
March 27 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
March 28 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
March 30 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
March 31 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
April 4 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
April 7 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
April 9 - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, SC
April 10 - Blueberry Hill - St. Louis, MO
April 11 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
April 12 - Basement East - Nashville, TN
April 14 - Club Café - Pittsburgh, PA
April 15 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
April 17 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
April 19 - MilkBoy - Philadelphia, PA
April 20 - Rock n Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
April 26 - Der Aa-Theater - Groningen, Netherlands
April 27 - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer, Netherlands
April 28 - Buchholz Saloon - Altlandsberg, Germany
April 29 - Posten Live - Odense, Denmark
April 30 - Folk a Rock - Gamla Staden, Sweden
May 1 - Tryckhallen - Falkenberg, Sweden
May 2 - Nalen Klubb - Norrmalm, Sweden
May 4-5 - Kilkenny Roots Festival - Kilkenny, Ireland
May 8 - King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, UK
May 9 - The Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
May 10 - 02 Institute3 - Birmingham, UK
May 11 - The Garage - London, UK

DOWNLOAD – high-res album art

www.sustoisreal.com

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POOR NAMELESS BOY SET TO RELEASE THOUGHTFUL EP WAKE UP CALL ON MARCH 29 VIA CHRONOGRAPH RECORDS

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE CATCH UP AND SLOW DOWN

WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED


“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” – Penguin Eggs

“Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” – Permanent Rain Press 

“One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard.” – Regina Leader Post

Toronto, ON – February 21, 2019 – Poor Nameless Boy
– singer-songwriter, Joel Henderson – has upped the ante yet again. Disarming in a moment, his soft, melodic delivery is born from a keen perception of the human condition. This understated authenticity is brought to life on the upcoming EP, Wake Up Call. Set for release on March 29 through Chronograph Records, the EP showcases Henderson’s personal, mellow sound; touring honestly on love, live, and our changing hearts in a busy world. This shines through on his latest single, Catch Up And Slow Down – a song that reflects on the importance of human connection in a world that often seems too fast-paced to allow for such moments. Listen here.

Henderson’s striking grasp of life’s complexities is mirrored by a pure modesty, allowing listeners to immerse themselves into the stories, songs and experiences of Poor Nameless Boy without pretence. “Distance does not happen overnight,” says Henderson poetically. “We don't lose perspective, desire, love, communication, or hope by one decision. We can choose the wrong roads and not even realize it. Seek perspective. Desire to see the other side. Reach out to those who are important. It's a new day.”

Often described as a lighter version of Noah Gunderson and Donovan Woods, with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov, Poor Nameless Boy has touched the hearts and ears of industry and music lovers alike since the release of his last album, Bravery. The record hit #2 on the folk radio charts, and album track, River & Trees, was in CBC’s Top 50 songs for 2016. Henderson’s skilled lyrical ability earned him a spot as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition, and a Global Music Award Bronze Medal.

The Regina-based artist has also been making quite a presence internationally, with music lovers in Europe, Australia, and the U.S. taking notice. Leave Myself Behind, his piano ballad duet with Saskatoon’s Denise Valle, has over 550k streams on Spotify in the GAS market, and he has had stellar appearances at Reeperbahn, Australian Music Week, The Great Escape, and more. Poor Nameless Boy will take the new songs from Wake Up Call on the road this spring, with tour dates across western Canada. See below for a full list of dates, and stay tuned for more to come from Poor Nameless Boy!

WAKE UP CALL TRACKLIST:
1.     Catch Up and Slow Down
2.     Argue
3.     Second Floor Balcony
4.     Home Alone Lonely
5.     The Tourist
6.     Rain Anniversary

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 29 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
March 30 – Estevan, SK – Art Concepts
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar & Amp Co 
April 3 – Lethbridge, AB – Slice Bar & Grill
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB Cafe Verve
April 10 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary
April 12 – Vancouver, BC – Cafe Deux Soleils
April 14 – Kelowna, BC – Milkcrate Records
April 17 – Pender Island, BC – Gather Teahouse
April 19 – Victoria, BC – Vinyl Envy
May 4 – Canmore, AB – House Concert
May 5 – Bragg Creek, AB – Bragg Creek Community Centre

DOWNLOAD album artwork | DOWNLOAD hi-res photo
DOWNLOAD hi-res tour poster

www.poornamelessboy.com

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BAILEN SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR I WAS WRONG

DEBUT LP THRILLED TO BE HERE OUT APRIL 26th 
VIA FANTASY RECORDS

ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA NOW
WITH STOP IN VANCOUVER ON MARCH 1st

CONFIRMED TO PLAY SXSW

TORONTO, ON – February 21, 2019 – NYC’s BAILEN – fraternal twins Daniel (vocals/bass/synth/guitar), David (vocals/drums), and younger sister Julia Bailen (vocals/guitar) – today shared a new video for I Was Wrong, the lead single from their John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs)-produced debut LP, Thrilled To Be Here, out April 26th on Fantasy Records. Watch the video here.

"Much of the inspiration for the video came from the portraiture of Richard Avedon," says director Nick Ray McCann. “I enjoy taking on a music video concept with inspiration from another medium. It pushes me conceptually to figure out how to bring a static 2D art form into a time-based world with audio. I filmed each member of BAILEN singing along to the song and moving, more akin to a photo shoot than a music video, then created a number of layered images from that footage to project onto each band member. The result was a collection of these dark psychedelic portraits. Drawing more inspiration from Avedon, I then cut apart the various performance takes into three panels, similar to Avedon's large panoramic portraits he'd create using multiple negatives. I love how the images overlap, creating these ever-changing negative spaces."

Released January 25th, I Was Wrong is the band’s first-ever single – a statement of compassion and self-reflection fueled by their beguiling three-part harmonies and praised by outlets including Stereogum and The Wild Honey Pie, among others. BAILEN’s second single from Thrilled To Be Here, Your Love Is All I Know, will be released tomorrow (Friday, February 22nd).

BAILEN – who sold-out NYC’s Bowery Ballroom in late January prior to releasing any music and recently performed live at Paste Studios (watch here) – today announced headline U.S. tour dates in April. The bands’ current headline tour continues tonight in Chicago, IL, at Schubas, and includes a show at Vancouver’s Fox Theatre on Mach 1st. The band is scheduled to make several appearances in Austin during SXSW. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates. Tickets for the April shows will go on sale tomorrow. 

BAILEN’s otherworldly musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, it’s in their DNA. Raised in New York by their classically trained parents, Daniel, David and Julia immersed themselves in the family’s diverse record collection. The group’s highly collaborative songs are formed by three very different individuals who were all inspired by literature and a love of language. The resulting confident, meticulous songcraft of Thrilled To Be Here is rooted in the young group’s preternatural dexterity, insight and lyrical bite.

Detail-oriented and precise, the members of BAILEN found the perfect counterpoint in producer Congleton’s more open approach: “We think micro, and John was really good at thinking macro for the record,” Julia observes. “First records are special because you’ve spent your whole life writing them. Recording our album in a month at the same studio with one producer meant that we kept the creativity, but also found the cohesiveness.” The group emerged by cultivating a passionate following via their live show, guesstimating over 300 shows to date, and touring and collaborating with such artists as Amos Lee, The Lone Bellow, Joseph, Oh Wonder, and others.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
2/21 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

2/23 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club

2/24 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel

2/25 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry

2/28 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

3/01 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
3/02 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
3/05 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord

3/07 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre

3/09 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress

3/19 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

3/12-15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
3/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe

3/22 - State College, PA - Penn State University

4/04 - Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge

4/05 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater*
4/06 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live Upstairs
4/17 - Troy, NY - The Hanger
4/18 - Burlington, VT - Metronome
4/19 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room
4/20 - Portsmouth, NH - Press Room
4/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
* with The Record Company

www.bailentheband.com

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HARRISON RELEASES APRICITY DELUXE EXCLUSIVELY ON BANDCAMP TODAY

FEATURING FIVE B-SIDES TO ACCLAIMED SOPHOMORE RECORD APRICITY

PURCHASE DELUXE BANDCAMP BUNDLE

WATCH NEW SONG 75BPM LIVE ON CBC Q

Toronto, ON – February 20, 2019 – Following the success of his sophomore album, Apricity, Toronto’s multifaceted artist/producer/musical polymath, Harrison, has released a set of five B-sides exclusively via Bandcamp today. The deluxe bundle features unlimited streaming on Bandcamp, a free digital download of Apricity, an official Fingerboard, and a limited edition 140g, Black Smoke LP copy signed by Harrison. Listen to the B-sides and purchase the bundle here.

One Apricity Deluxe track, 75BPM, premiered exclusively via q on CBC Radio One, where Harrison delivered a live set and interview alongside Montreal-based artist, Daniela Andrade, who appears on Apricity single, Better. Watch the full segment here.

Apricity follows Harrison’s 2016 JUNO-nominated debut, Checkpoint Titanium, which was received to critical acclaim. The album received immense praise, including props from Exclaim!, calling it “a delight,” The FADER highlighting the album’s “funky, feel-good, neon-pumped productions,” and an in-depth chat with NOW Magazine. In addition, Harrison was featured on CBC Radio One’s program, Here and Now, curating an exclusive playlist for their column, Song Of The Week. Stream and purchase Apricity here.  

Defined as “the warmth of the sun in winter,” Apricity is the direct byproduct of Harrison’s dedication to the mastery of the piano and thus himself. The discipline required to produce the album reflects a concerted effort to translate ideas and challenge existing musical conventions more effectively, from the refracting light and fiery staccato of Midnight Snack, to the shimmering post-disco ballad & bop of Believe In Love, and smoldering single, Better. It stands as evidence of Harrison’s commitment to challenging himself. Written, produced, performed and recorded entirely by Harrison, Apricity sticks with the do-it-yourself ethos that has informed his career to date.

Following lead singles, Celica Supra – a thematic reprise of Right Hook that doubles as an ode to his dream car – and the spacious Daniela Andrade-assisted Atmosphere, Harrison keeps close to home for the entirety of Apricity, with local collaborators, IaamSaam and Matty Tavares (of BADBADNOTGOOD) guesting on Cali-inspired Midnight Snack, Talvi (of Prince Innocence) on Mustang, Ralph takes center stage on Your Girl, co-written by Prince DCF, and Aaron Tiem (of Base Camp) on Believe In LoveApricity closer, Pocket Dial, is a nod to previous releases that closes the record with a bang. Mixed by Dave Plowman, and mastered by Charles Carvalho, the album is a benchmark release for Harrison; a once-in-a-lifetime talent with the selfless nature and thirst for innovation necessary to galvanize a movement.

Praise for Harrison:

“Discotheque sonics with a groovy focus… his best album yet.” – The FADER

“Apricity is a vibrant record that places him nicely alongside Ryan Hemsworth, Sango, Kaytranada and Onra.” KEXP

“More assured and confident than 2016's Juno-nominated Checkpoint Titanium, not to mention more polished, Apricity is a delight.” Exclaim!

“Perfectly crafted chillwave.” – Culture Collide

Watch Your Girl (feat. Ralph): bit.ly/2NJyubY

Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8

Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH

DOWNLOADApricity Deluxe Album Artwork | DOWNLOADApricity Album Artwork | DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo

www.harrisonisalive.com  
www.lastgang.com 

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.entertainmentone.com

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2019 KEY DATES ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its key dates for 2019.

The 40 album Long List will be announced June 20. The 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 16. This year’s Polaris Gala is September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, ON.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2019 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. Eleven people from the larger jury pool are then chosen to serve on the Grand Jury. This Grand Jury convene on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

Past winners have included Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), 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).

Polaris Music Prize 2019 Key Dates:

June 20 – Long List announcement
July 16 – Short List announcement
September 16 – Polaris Music Prize Gala at The Carlu, Toronto, ON

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 Ontario Creates 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. Our Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind these albums and is available via iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other distributors. www.polarismusicprize.ca 

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.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 

CBC Music
Teaghan Hawke
(416) 205-6863
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca 

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES DATES
CLÉS DE 2019

TORONTO, ON – Mercredi 20 février 2019

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé ses dates clés pour 2019.

La longue liste des 40 albums sera annoncée le 20 juin. La courte liste des 10 albums sera dévoilée le 16 juillet. Cette année, le gala Polaris aura lieu le 16 septembre au Carlu à Toronto, Ontario.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année, jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums. De plus, chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste 2019 recevra 3 000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2019 s’étend du 1er juin 2018 au 31 mai 2019. 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.

Les gagnants antérieurs sont Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), 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).

Les dates clés du Prix de musique Polaris 2019:

20 juin – dévoilement de la longue liste
16 juillet – dévoilement de la courte liste
16 septembre – gala du Prix de musique Polaris – The Carlu, Toronto, ON

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 Ontario Créatif 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. Notre Podcast du Polaris explore les histoires riches et intrigantes qui se cachent derrière ces albums, et est disponible via iTunes et d’autres plateformes. www.polarismusicprize.ca 

À propos de CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada est le diffuseur public national du Canada. Grâce à notre mandat de renseigner, d’éclairer et de divertir, nous jouons un rôle central pour renforcer la culture canadienne. Nous sommes la source d’information de confiance au pays. Nos nouvelles, affaires publiques et affaires internationales présentent un point de vue typiquement canadien. Notre programmation de divertissement, distinctive et créée par les talents d’ici, rassemble de larges auditoires partout au pays. Profondément enracinée dans les communautés, CBC/Radio-Canada offre des contenus diversifiés en français, en anglais et en huit langues autochtones. Nous demeurons à l’avant-garde du changement pour répondre aux besoins des Canadiens à l’ère numérique.

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique. Disponible sur l’application CBC Music, en ligne, à la radio et des émissions télévisées spéciales tout au long de l’année, CBC Music privilégie les artistes et chansons canadiens. Offrant plus de 100 chaînes de musique en continu gratuites, CBC Music explore tous les genres musicaux avec l’aide de programmateurs et personnalités bien informés. Partenaire des JUNO Awards hébergeant le meilleur de la musique canadienne, découvrez le prochain grand artiste avec CBC Music. Pour plus d’info, visitez le www.cbcmusic.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 

CBC Music
Teaghan Hawke
(416) 205-6863
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca 

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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SUPERSTAR RAPPER BLUEFACE RELEASES NEW THOTIANA REMIX FEATURING CARDI B & YG

RELEASES NEW THOTIANA REMIX VIDEO FEATURING CARDI B

THOTIANA LANDS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 & CONTINUES TO TAKE OVER THE RADIO CHARTS

Toronto, ON – February 19, 2019 – Rising Cali-based rapper, Blueface, does it again with the release of another installment of the Thotiana (Remix) featuring Cardi Band YG. He also released a new remix video, which was directed by Cole Bennett and features Cardi B.  The video is exactly what you would expect from this duo and has already amassed over 10 million views on YouTube. Previously, Blueface released the remix video featuring YG, which currently has over 25 Million views on YouTube – watch it here.

Named one of the hottest artists to watch in 2019 by outlets like New York Times and Pitchfork, Blueface has been taking the music industry by storm receiving co-signs from artists such as Drake, Ice Cube, The Game, Baby and more. Thotiana, which is featured on his Famous Cryp EP via Fifth Amendment/eOne Music, has garnered over 11.5 million streams on Spotify and over 9 million views on YouTube. Over the last few weeks, the single has made major jumps up the mainstream charts sitting at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on the Mediabase as well as has landed on the Top 40 in the UK. The single has garnered airplay in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, as well as airplay on SiriusXM and Music Choice.  Blueface's has been style of rapping and unique voice has brought him lots of notoriety as he has been compared to fellow Cali rappers E-40 and Suga Free, as well as Southern rappers, Juvenile and Silkk the Shocker. Thotiana is currently available on all digital platforms.

WATCH: Thotiana (Remix) feat. Cardi B
LISTEN: Thotiana (Remix) feat. Cardi B
WATCH: Thotiana (Remix) feat. YG

Buy/Stream Famous Cryp: smarturl.it/FamousCryp
 

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RYAN PLAYGROUND PREMIERES VIDEO FOR EMPTY POOL WITH EARMILK

DEBUT ALBUM 16 / 17 OUT NOW

PERFORMING AT IGLOOFEST
IN CHARLEVOIX, QC ON MARCH 23

Toronto, ON – February 19, 2019 – Montreal producer-singer-songwriter, RYAN Playground, shares the vibrant Malo-directed visuals for her track, Empty Pool (featuring New Zealand artist, Lontalius), which premiered via Earmilk.

Empty Pool appears on RYAN’S debut album, 16 / 17, released last year via Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. Catch RYAN performing new music live at Igloofest in Charlevoix, Quebec on March 23rd – you can find additional details here. For a sample of RYAN’s live set, watch her CBC Music First Play session, and stream/purchase 16 / 17 on all DSPs here.

 

In addition to Empty Pool, 16 / 17 includes stunning singles, Pie In The Sky (feat. Robert Robert), Tokyo and Prolongation. The project was heralded as one of Noisey’s Best 100 Albums of 2018, and was received to critical acclaim by the likes of Exclaim!, The Handbook, and Cult MTL, where she graced the cover of their September 2018 issue. RYAN has previously been met with positive accolades from Vogue, i-D, FADER, and Stereogum, and the new record has continued her upward trajectory.

Born Genevieve Ryan Martel, RYAN 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. Her musical alter ego RYAN Playground was born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and roller coaster emotions that come with being a teenager. On 16/17, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

Despite inheriting her family’s interest in writing music, her life had a fateful change in paths when she was scouted to be a model. Impressively, she has since worked with Vera Wang, Miyake, Elle, Rudsak, Joe Fresh, Aldo, and more. Upon declaring her desire to find a middle ground in her life, RYAN pivoted her focus to working on music, which allows her to express all the competing emotional elements in her life.

Praise for RYAN Playground:

“Ryan Playground is a Montreal staple in her own right”Cult MTL

"Infectious"VOGUE

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat: producer, singer, and songwriter" FADER

"RYAN Playground is really fucking cool" PAPER

"You won't be mad when you listen to RYAN Playground" NYLON

"Ryan is certainly doing things differently in today's landscape of perfectly packaged pop princesses"i-D

“The sonic ride is smoother than ever”LADYGUNN

" ...delicate vocals, piercing lyrics, and infectiously arranged layers of synths and drums
 for explorative emotional forays"
STEREOGUM

STREAM/PURCHASE 16 / 17 here

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www.ryan-playground.com

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.entertainmentone.com  

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YES WE MYSTIC ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW LP TEN SEATED FIGURES

OUT APRIL 19 VIA DEVILDUCK RECORDS

LEAD SINGLE PLEASE BRING ME TO SAFETY OUT TODAY

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – At a time when content is a constant gushing river, only the truest and purest art will find a way to float to the surface. The kind of art that is undeniably emotional, ingenious in its execution and endlessly energetic in its existence. The kind of art that is loud in its motivation and subtle in its truths. The kind of art Yes We Mystic creates. Today, the Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings announce the release of their second full length, Ten Seated Figures, which is set to arrive on April 19 via DevilDuck Records.

Ten Seated Figures is a bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are unidentifiable, but still created with the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.

“It’s about personal mythology, it’s about self-fictionalization and the ways in which people can be shaped by things that are either misremembered, distorted in their retelling, or that never even happened,” says vocalist and guitarist Adam Fuhr. “But beyond the lyrical theme, we attempted to apply these concepts to the recording of the music as well; we tried to cloud the origins of what you’re hearing in the instruments”.

The album marks Fuhr’s first outing as a producer and engineer, a process which he learned as the record was being made; many moments on the album were captured as they were conceived. And though Fuhr took the helm as producer, he flew to Montreal to have the record mixed by beloved producer/engineer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, Hey Rosetta!).

As a first taste of the new music, Yes We Mystic shares the lead single, Please Bring Me to Safety – a driving and oddly danceable song about a band member's panic-induced episode at a music festival.

“The song is about a very unpleasant episode I experienced at a music festival a few years ago. Weed may have been involved, but regardless, it went to a very dark, ‘Truman Show’-esque place,” muses co-songwriter, Keegan Steele. “I thought that the artist tent at the festival was an elaborate piece of public performance art, and that everyone was in on it but me. That quickly escalated into me thinking that my entire life was a play. The title is a literal plea, but also pertains to the things I tried to think of that might ground my mind in reality; comforting things, like the last conversation I had with my mom.”

Yes We Mystic dedicates this song and its release to Darryl Weeks, their publicist who died suddenly and unexpectedly last weekend.

“Darryl was such a kind man, a bright light, who was so passionate and hardworking. Connecting this past week with others who knew or have worked with him has only helped illuminate what a special guy he was,” says Fuhr. “It meant so much to us that he loved this record, and we’re lucky to have known him in what turned out to be the last few months of his life. He will be sorely missed by us and the rest of his community, and our thoughts go out to his family.”

TEN SEATED FIGURES TRACKLISTING:
Fig I - Uniform
Fig II - Young Evil
Fig III - Italics
Fig IV - Please Bring Me to Safety
Fig V - Win Ben Stein’s Money
Fig VI - Panthalassa
Fig VII - Vanitas Waltz
Fig VIII - Felsenmeer
Fig IX - Last Known Sighting
Fig X - Un/form

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub

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WITHIN TEMPTATION BRING THEIR DARK ANTHEMIC SOUND TO MONTREAL TORONTO AND VANCOUVER THIS SPRING

NEW ALBUM RESIST OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Within Temptation
, legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades, released their latest album, Resist, on February 2. The new sound of Resist echoes through bombastic first single, The Reckoning (featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach). Listen to The Reckoning here, and catch the band on tour across North America, with stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver next month. See below for a full list of tour dates.

New album, Resist, marks a departure for the band; primed with 10 anthemic tracks and driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist puts a futuristic spin on the world of heavier music, both instrumentally and thematically.

Resist is a true milestone for us,” says front woman, Sharon den Adel. “If it wasn’t for Resist, Within Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and given it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like then roughen the whole thing up as much as we could, allowing us to shape a new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our new take on metal; our way of giving a fresh lease of life to the rebellious edge of modern music.”

With six studio albums under their belt – Enter (1997), Mother Earth (2000), The Silent Force (2004), The Heart of Everything (2007), The Unforgiving (2011), Hydra (2014) – and more than 3.5 million record sales to their name, Within Temptation (led by Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt) are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Simply, one of the world’s most successful heavy rock groups.

TOUR DATES:
February 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live *
March 1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
March 2 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater *
March 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
March 5 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia *
March 6 – Toronto, ON – Rebel *

March 8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
March 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre *
March 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit *
March 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
March 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom *
March 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre *
March 16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
March 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield *
March 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
June 15 – Interlaken, CH – Greenfields Festival
June 16 – Nickelsdorf, AT – Novarock Festival
June 21 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 22 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest
June 26 – Mystic Festical, PL – Krakow
June 28 – Trondheim, NO – Trondheim Rocks
July 6 – Resurrection Fest, ES – Viveiro
July 13 – Vizovice, CZ – Masters of Rock Festival
July 20 – Faro, Portugal – 38th Biker’s Rally
July 27 – Kemerovo, RU – Heroes of World Rock
August 2 – Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air
August 9 – Junge Garde, DE – Dresden
August 10 – Hildesheim, DE – M’era Luna Festival
* w/ In Flames

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www.resist-temptation.com

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND RELEASE NEW ALBUM SIGNS TODAY ON FANTASY RECORDS

LEAD SINGLE HARD CASE CURRENTLY #1
AT AMERICANA RADIO


ALBUM HOLDS #5 SPOT AND BREAKS TOP 10 AT NON-COMM RADIO

PRAISE FOR SIGNS:

“Uplifting...electrifying” - Rolling Stone

"[A] potent mix of diverse styles...sits at the heart of the Tedeschi Trucks stew." - Forbes

“Instant classic.” - NPR Music

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Today, Tedeschi Trucks Band releases Signs (Fantasy/Concord), their first new album in three years. Signs has earned accolades from Rolling Stone and NPR Music, who praised the album’s “ripping...mercurial guitar playing" and Tedeschi's "soulful vocals.” Listen to Signs here.

Signs confronts loss, heartbreak, and politically troubled times with a credence and conviction that puts the group’s undying world-class musicianship and collaborative spirit on full display. It’s a genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll. Read more about the making of Sings in Derek and Susan’s recent Relix Magazine cover story.

Lead single Hard Case stands at the #1 spot at Americana Radio charts and the album holds the #5 spot. Watch the official video for Hard Case here.

To celebrate the release of Signs, Tedeschi Trucks Band will play an intimate show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20th. They'll continue to bring their “refreshingly unscripted" (Forbes) live show on tour throughout 2019, including a 4-night, 2-weekend residency at DC's Warner Theater, kicking off tonight. Many dates are already sold out; full tour routing below.

BUY AND STREAM SIGNS HERE

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 2019 TOUR DATES:
February 15 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                
February 16 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                 
February 17 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre            
February 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music - Howard Gilman Opera House
February 22 - Washington, D.C - Warner Theatre                 
February 23 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                  
February 26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia          
February 28 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
March 1 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
March 2 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 2 - Paris, FR - L'Olympia
April 4 - Eindhoven, NL - Muziekgebouw
April 5 - Winterbach, DE - Salierhalle Winterbach
April 7 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio
April 8 - Stockholm, SE - Cirkus SOLD OUT
April 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
April 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio SOLD OUT
April 12 - Randers, DK - Vaerket
April 14 - Bochum, DE - Rurhcongress
April 15 - Hamburg, DE - Mehr! Theater
April 17 - Milan, IT - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
April 18 - Trieste, IT - Politeama Rossetti
April 20 - Zurich, CH - Theater 11
April 23 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
April 24 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
April 26 - London, UK - The London Palladium SOLD OUT
April 27 - London, UK - The London Palladium SOLD OUT
May 10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 12 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
May 14 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Convention Center
May 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
May 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
May 18 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
May 21 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento          
May 23 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater of Seattle
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater of Seattle
May 25 - Salem, OR -LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre
June 12 - Nagoya, Japan - Zepp Nagoya
June 14 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome City Hall    
June 15 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome City Hall    
June 16 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome City Hall                
June 28 - Jacksonville, - Daily’s Place *
June 29 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheater *
June 30 - St. Petersburg, FL - Al Lang Stadium *
July 3 - Orange Beach, AL - Wharf Amphitheater *
July 5 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium *
July 6 - Simpsonville, SC - Heritage Park Amphitheater *
July 7 - Charlotte, NC            - PNC Music Pavilion *
July 9 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *
July 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
July 12 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music Festival
July 13 - Gilford, NH  -Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
July 14 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
July 16 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC *
July 19 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion *
July 20 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights *
July 21 – Aurora, IL – Riveredge Park
July 23 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
July 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park *
July 26 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
July 27 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
July 30 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre *
July 31 - Brandon, MS - Brandon Amphitheater *
August 2 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *
August 3 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *

* 5th Annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (Additional dates to be announced)

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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LOCAL NATIVES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SPRING DATES THE SPIRAL CHOIR TOUR

KICKING OFF MAY 15 IN VANCOUVER
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL
                                                            

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Local Natives will embark on The Spiral Choir Tour this spring, a 28-date North American headlining tour kicking off in Vancouver on May 15, with stops in Toronto and Montreal. This marks the band’s first tour since 2017. Local Natives will partner with Plus1 to donate $1 from select tickets to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and, most recently, Sunlit Youth [2016]. The latter received praise from Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian, and more as Dark Days exceeded 45 million Spotify streams followed by Coins with 23 million Spotify streams. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set - they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 31 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

June 15 - AUSTIN, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

June 20 - SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

www.thelocalnatives.com

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LAMB OF GOD’S MARK MORTON TO RELEASE NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT ANESTHETIC ON MARCH 1

SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH WPP RECORDS / SPINEFARM RECORDS 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL


LISTEN TO LEAD TRACK THE TRUTH IS DEAD
AND CROSS OFF (FEAT. CHESTER BENNINGTON)

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has announced a new project that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Joining forces with WPP Records and Spinefarm Records on a worldwide basis, Morton will release a 10-track album under his own name and titled Anesthetic. It arrives on March 1, 2019 with CD and vinyl pre-order and merch bundles available now at www.markmortonmusic.com.

Listen to the lead track, The Truth Is Dead, featuring his Lamb of God bandmate, Randy Blythe, and Arch Enemy vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz, here. Follow-up track, Cross Off, features the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Morton will share the music live across North America next month, with a show in Toronto on March 15 at Lee’s Palace and Montreal on March 16 at L’Astral. See below for a complete list of dates.

The full track listing, complete with the list of guest artists is below. The album was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends, and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders, Lamb of God.

Starting as idea between Jake (leader of heavy rock band Oni and founder of WPP Records), producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium, Oni, Gojira) and Morton, the project quickly gathered steam – with Mark at the creative center, Josh Wilbur co-writing, recording, mixing, and producing, and Jake Oni also co-writing and performing.
 
Morton had been writing some of this debut for years. “This album wasn’t a concerted effort to start something outside Lamb of God,” he explains. “Music is always in my head, and until I write and record it, it’s stuck there. But once I record it, it’s out. It’s a catharsis, more for my own sanity.”

Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paulo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman and Marc Paul rounding out the band.

ANESTHETIC TRACK LISTING:
1. Cross Off (feat. Chester Bennington)
2. Sworn Apart (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
3. Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
4. The Never (feat. Chuck Billy + Jake Oni)
5. Save Defiance (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. Blur (feat. Mark Morales)
7. Back From The Dead (feat. Josh Todd)
8. Reveal (feat. Naeemah Maddox)
9. Imaginary Days
10. Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe + Alissa White-Gluz)

TOUR DATES:
March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC

March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

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www.markmortonmusic.com

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PARTING GIFT ANNOUNCE ENSOM EP SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 22 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE PALE OUT NOW WITH GRIPPING MUSIC VIDEO

TOURS WITH DREAM STATE AND BLOOD YOUTH

Toronto, ON – February 14, 2019 – Parting Gift
have announced a new body of work in the form of their Ensom EP, which will be released via Fearless Records on March 22. Alongside the announcement of this new release and the Manchester band’s signing to US rock powerhouse Fearless Records, the band have also released a single from the EP – Pale. Parting Gift vocalist Zac Vernon muses “Pale is the emptiness one cannot escape. It returns when the mind is idle. It seeks no endgame. It lives and breathes pain & it is the opposite of love. In Pale, the sacred grounds appear for the first time.”

From its blast-beating wall of sound intro to its ethereal yet impassioned vocal delivery, Pale is an enthralling and innovative composition that’s already captivating crowds at Parting Gift’s live shows. Its accompanying music video paints a bleak picture and it’s one which embodies the overall feeling of the EP. Zac says “The basis of the entire EP is the feeling of a cold, dark entity making one unable to feel anything. The darkest of dreams and visions, delusions. It is walking the thin line between what is real and what is in your mind. It is the obsession by what is seemingly out of one’s control. A sort of coping strategy for the pain it causes.”

Parting Gift have already racked up quite some miles on the road during their short time as a band so far and this year won’t be an exception with lengthy tours supporting the likes of Dream State and Blood Youth already lined up, as well as an appearance at Download Festival. See below for details.

PARTING GIFT ARE:
Zac Vernon (vocals) | Peter Vybiral (guitars)  
Jack Dutton (guitars) | George Barnes (drums)

TRACKLIST:
1. Pale
2. 03:07 (Moonlight)
3. Without Sin
4. Cold
5. Ensom

TOUR DATES:
March 28 – Reading – Face Bar^
March 29 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum^ 

April 1 – Guildford – Boileroom^

April 2 – Oxford – Bullingdon^

April 3 – Peterborough – Met Lounge^

April 4 – Birmingham – Flapper^

April 6 – Blackpool – Bootleg Social
^
April 7 – Manchester – Deaf Institute
^
April 12th Newcastle – Think Tank^

April 14 – Leeds – Key Club^
April 15 – Hull – Welly^

April 16 – Nottingham – Bodega^

April 17 – London – Underworld^

April 19 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio^

April 20 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms^

April 21 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin^

April 22 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach^
May 3 – Dorset – Teddy Rocks Festival
May 5 – Leicester – Handmade Festival
June 15 – Download Festival

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www.ensom.co

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POP EVIL RELEASE BE LEGENDARY MUSIC VIDEO

EUROPEAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

BAND TO TOUR AUSTRALIA FOR FIRST TIME

ALL NEW SELF-TITLED LP OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 14, 2019 –Pop Evil has released a new music video for their track, Be Legendary, today as the band continues to wow fans across the U.S. on their current headline tour. Be Legendary marks the fourth music video the band has released from their most current self-titled album that came out last year.

 

Pop Evil once again teamed up with American film director, Columbia Tatone. The group previously collaborated with her on the past three music videos for A Crime To Remember, Colors Bleed, and Waking Lions. Be Legendary currently sits at #11 on the Active Rock Chart.

“When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive yet hypnotic guitar riff,” says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. “Suddenly I could see our fans coming together as one. I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could positively motivate people. Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives. Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live. Time will tell just how big this song can become.”

Director Columbia Tatone weighs in, “This story is for the underdogs. It’s about friendship and togetherness. A reminder that although life doesn’t always ‘play fair,’ know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you’re indeed made of and made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up.”

Pop Evil also teamed up with SWAGTRON, the No. 1 brand of light electric vehicles including ebikes and electric scooters. SWAGTRON supplied all the bikes seen in the video, as well as Swagcycle ebikes as prizes for Pop Evil giveaways through radio stations nationwide coinciding with the band’s current tour.

Pop Evil is in the middle of a headline tour in the U.S. with veteran comedian and former VH1 That Metal Show host, Don Jamieson, in direct support. Tickets including VIP packages are on sale now via the band’s website.

Pop Evil continues to live up to their road dog status. While the current U.S. run is wrapping up, the band will head right back out on the road to Europe for 10 days. 

The band will then head to Australia for the first time performing for their fans in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane for a four-day back to back trek. They'll then return home to the U.S. for eight additional shows including 98Rockfest in Charleston, SC on April 12 and WJRR's Earthday Birthday in Orlando, FL the following day.

In March of last year Pop Evil's single, Waking Lions, landed at #1 this on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart in the U.S. Waking Lions reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart, and is in the position of being one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. Waking Lions was the band's fifth #1 single with the previous four being Footsteps (2015), Torn to Pieces (2014), Deal With the Devil (2013), and Trenches (2013).

Pop Evil released their fifth LP, a self-titled album, on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL captures Kakaty and his bandmates at their most inspiring. 

Every song on the album offers a different spin on the concept behind the band’s name and in an era when many rock bands create a few strong singles, and six or seven less memorable songs and call it an album. POP EVIL is all killer, no filler – the best 11 songs culled from 30 demos. 

It’s a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock and even some electronic music. In the wake of the band’s peppy, upbeat 2015 album, UP, which debuted #1 on the Independent Artist Billboard Album Chart, it went on to produce their biggest single to date, Footsteps. It’s a wake-up call, a musical rebirth that inspired the band to self-title the release, partially since they’d never done so.

TOUR DATES: 
February 14 – The Complex – Springfield, MO
February 15 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
February 16 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
February 19 – Zoom Frankfurt – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
February 20 – La Trabendo – Paris, France
February 21 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
February 22 – Frannz-Club – Berlin, Germany
February 23 – Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
February 24 – Luxor – Koln, Germany
February 27 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
February 28 – O2 Academ3 – Birmingham, UK
March 1 – O2 Academy Islington – London, UK
March 2 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
April 4 – The Gov – Hindmarsh, Australia
April 5 – The Prince – Melbourne, Australia
April 6 – The Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
April 7 – The Zoo – Brisbane, Australia
April 10 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
April 11 – Cone Denim Entertainment Centre – Greensboro, NC
April 12 – Wybb Radio Show – Charleston, SC
April 13 – WJJR’s Earthday Birthday 26 – Orlando, FL
April 16 – Club LA – Destin, FL
April 18 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
April 19 – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH
April 20 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI

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WATCH – Waking Lions: youtu.be/DOhsP6F2RmQ

WATCH – A Crime To Remember: youtu.be/X1lidUMNsnw

WATCH – Colors Bleed: youtu.be/7CunkD93ao8

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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.

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HIGH ON FIRE WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

ELECTRIC MESSIAH OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 11, 2019 – High On Fire took home the GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance last night at the 61st annual GRAMMY awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the music industry’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement.

This was the band’s first nomination and first win. High On Fire was nominated for Electric Messiah, the title track off their 2018 album of the same name. The band, now as winners, join the ranks of past winners such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Metallica and Slayer.

"We never really needed an award for doing what we love,” says frontman, Matt Pike. “Twenty-one years later, we finally got this. Thank you to the Academy." Pike went on to thank producer, Kurt Ballou among others. Bassist, Jeff Matz, sent out a heartfelt shoutout to long-time manager and friend, Nick John, who passed away last year, and who was an instrumental figure in the band’s success. Watch their speech here

High On Fire released Electric Messiah last year to some serious critical acclaim. The A.V. Club stated that "The bar for metal album of the year has been raised" and they couldn't be more correct. Electric Messiah has landed on a myriad of 2018 year-end lists including A.V. ClubRevolverLoudwire and Consequence of Sound.

Consequence of sound said the new LP “successfully construct Sabbath-ian, earth-moving riffs as their blueprint." Pitchfork said boldly, “When High On Fire rip, it’s like they're tearing through the whole universe.”

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s title track, Electric Messiah. “When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates, “so I had this dream where he got pissed at me."

"He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album 'Electric Messiah.'"

Additionally, High On Fire will be performing at 2019 Psycho Las Vegas taking place August 16-18, 2019 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort. Tickets are on sale now, click here for more info.

Electric Messiah reunites the band once again with producer, Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak) for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”

It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High on Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, Electric Messiah is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty. 

Purchase/stream Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

"High-octane heavy rock album that'll melt your face off." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Pike and his comrades have almost casually upped the ante, delivering their heaviest, most memorable and most windy animalistic material to date." - Classic Rock Magazine

"It's fucking badass" - Matt Pike

"'Electric Messiah' reached levels of intensity hitherto unmatched in this extremely heavy metal trio's 20-year career." - Metal Hammer

"I fucking love it." - Metalsucks

"High on Fire knows who they are. One of the great bands in the history of metal. Electric Messiah is their latest impressive entry to their credentials and you shouldn’t sleep on it." Heavy Blog is Heavy

"High on Fire remains one of the most recognizable acts in metal regardless of subgenres, and Electric Messiah reshapes that sphere as it sees fit to best serve the songs." - The Obelisk

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www.highonfire.net

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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.

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CAT CLYDE SHARES VIDEO FOR ALL THE BLACK VIA BAEBLE

ON THE ROAD WITH SHOWS
ACROSS ONTARIO AND QUEBEC IN FEBRUARY

IVORY CASTANETS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 8, 2019 – As Canadian artist, Cat Clyde, prepares to launch new music this year, she gives everyone a taste through stunning visuals for new single, All The Black. The video premiered today via Baeble – watch it here.

Since the release of her 2017 debut album, Ivory Castanets, Cat has been on a roll. She wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, shared the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez (of acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman), rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves, and her first headline run across Canada. Cat is back on the road this month with Toronto band, Wild Rivers, stopping in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and London. See below for a complete list of dates. 

Ivory Castanets was released via Cinematic Music Group on May 5, 2017. 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 9 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 peaked 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.

Stay tuned for more from Cat in 2019 and be sure to catch her on tour this winter.

Watch and stream All The Black: catclyde.ffm.to/alltheblack
Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: catclyde.lnk.to/ic
WATCH Like A Wave: bit.ly/2BmT0qw
WATCH Mama Said: youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

TOUR DATES
February 27: Opera House - Toronto, ON
February 28: Mills Hardware - Hamilton, ON
March 4: Ouai - Montreal, QC
March 5: L'Anti- Quebec City, QC
March 6: The Ale House- Kingston, ON
March 7: Rum Runners - London, ON

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TYLER RAMSEY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FOR THE MORNING OUT APRIL 5TH ON FANTASY RECORDS

LISTEN TO A DREAM OF HOME

TOUR STARTS FEBRUARY 19TH TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Toronto, ON – February 7, 2019 –
Today, Tyler Ramsey, the former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist, announces the release of his exquisite new album, For The Morning, out April 5th, 2019 on Fantasy Records. Inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American roots music all his own. Listen to the absorbing lead track, A Dream of Home, here and pre-order For The Morning, here. Watch the album trailer here.

"This album came about in the midst of a lot of change,” explains Ramsey. “The birth of my daughter, a move to the country, and the steady realization that I needed to switch the road I was on in my life as a musician and songwriter. I tried to express and balance images of life as a constantly traveling and touring musician with the more connected life I live at home and the time I spend hiking in the mountains where I live."

For The Morning, written and produced by Ramsey, connects the listener to this setting with dexterous guitar fingerpicking and radiant acoustic piano; affecting pedal steel and gorgeous languid vocals. Ramsey, along with engineer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Joan Shelley, Strand of Oaks) and Seth Kauffman of Floating Action (and touring musician for Jim James, Ray LaMontagne), recorded a clutch of Ramsey demos at La La Land studios in Louisville, KY. For The Morning is complemented by spots from several guest musicians, including Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden who sing harmony on various tracks, the pedal steel player Russ Paul, Nathan Salsburg and Gareth Liddiard from The Drones on guitar.

A Dream of Home, one of the album’s many standouts, was written on a day off during a Horses tour. Ramsey holed himself up in a hotel room outside of Nashville and began writing about that familiar tug of greener grass, wondering if every musician’s dream of touring the world to play for huge audiences was actually all it was cracked up to be. The absorbing centerpiece, Breaking A Heart, glows with sublime piano chords and beautiful guitar playing while Ramsey’s pristine vocals are left hanging in the air like mist. Elsewhere, Evening Country is an updated, country music version of the song Evening Kitchen he wrote for the Band of Horses’ Grammy-nominated album, Infinite Arms, that swings with delicate harmonies and pedal steel.

Ramsey will spend much of 2019 on the road with dates across North America, the UK and Europe. The initial tour begins February 19th in Lexington, KY with indie rock musician Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) followed by multiple showcases at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, appearances at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion, Mountain Jam and solo dates with Strand of Oaks.

TOUR DATES:
February 19 – The Burl – Lexington, KY*
February 20 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN*
February 21 – Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA*
February 22 – Space – Evanston, IL*
February 24 – Mac's Bar – Lansing, MI*
February 25 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH*
February 26 – Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH*
March 10 - Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
March 12 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 12 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 14 – Luck Reunion – Luck, TX
March 15 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 16 – From The Hills With Love – Dripping Springs, TX   
March 19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
March 21 – Hendershots Coffee – Athens, GA
March 22 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
March 23 – WOOFstock – Charleston, SC
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^ 
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June15 – Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
*with Carl Broemel
^ with Strand of Oaks

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ANDREW BIRD DEBUTS SISYPHUS VIDEO

SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS CONFIRMED
 IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK

MY FINEST WORK YET OUT MARCH 22

ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2019 – Andrew Bird premieres his video for Sisyphus today—watch/share here. The song, which originally debuted last week, saw immediate critical praise including NPR naming it one of the best of January. Sisyphus is taken from his recently announced forthcoming album, My Finest Work Yet, due March 22 on Loma Vista. Pre-order the album here.

Of the Matthew Daniel Siskin-directed video, Bird explains, “We shot this video after a storm system moved through Los Angeles and there was a strange mist wisping through the mountains. I had an acute panic attack as I was standing on the edge of a thousand-foot precipice wearing this giant head mounted on a baseball helmet. The more extreme shots were handled by my stunt double, pro-climber Sterling Taylor.” He furthers, “I wanted the whistle melody to be this glorious wind in your hair rock n roll moment like a scene from Easy Rider thus the Dennis Hopper wig. The idea was to have a whole spin class on a flatbed truck, but I think this captures that sense of futility.”

Bird is also sharing the details of special, select shows celebrating the album release. The intimate performances will be held at Largo in Los Angeles, Green Mill in Chicago and National Sawdust in New York. See below for the full details. 

My Finest Work Yet was recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Produced by Paul Butler, Bird and band went for that Rudy Van Gelder jazz room sound where the instruments bleed in to all the mics in just the right way. Piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul feel while the lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. 

The album also includes previous single, Bloodless, which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin).

TOUR DATES:
March 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
April 2 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 3 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 8 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
April 9 - New York, NY - National Sawdust     

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AVATAR ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

REVOLVER MAGAZINE PRESENTS 
AVATAR COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND

PRE-SALE AVAILABLE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2019
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2019


AVATAR COUNTRY OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2019 –
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5 in the Year of the King (2019). In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, AVATAR has announced their return to North America on the aptly named, Avatar Country World Tour 2019, presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later. Canadian stops include Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3.

As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer, Devin Townsend, will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.

This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”

I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with TRIVIUM on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour, last October.

General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 8, 2019. A special pre-sale will be available on Thursday, February 7, 2019, via Blabbermouth (password: BBM2019) and Revolver Magazine (Revolver2019).

Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country, last year via Entertainment One. The LP debuted at #2 Indie, #4 Hard Music, #8 Rock, and #25 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Critics praised the release as well. NEW NOISE MAGAZINE said Avatar Country was, "the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively powerful."

LOUDWIRE called the opening track, Glory To Our King, sounds like "it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album." And finally, METAL INJECTION called Avatar Country, "a wonderful ride."

TOUR DATES:
3-May - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
19-May - Portland, ME - Aura
21-May - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
25-May - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace
3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo
8-Jun - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand
9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
10-Jun - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
15-Jun - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

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WATCH HEALTH’S TRUE CRIME MYSTERY WEBISODE STRANGE DAYS (1999)

ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR

OUT FEBRUARY 8 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

“No one knew who was responsible for the murder of this underground rock singer... until an unexpected clue linked the crime to a series of brutal unsolved killings throughout the United States...” - STRANGE DAYS (1999)

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2019 – HEATH's true crime mystery webisode, STRANGE DAYS (1999), debuted today as an inside look at one of the year’s most bizarre music headlines. Watch it HERE. The video’s companion interactive investigation game via the ‘Messenger’ app allows fans to become detectives and sleuth for the truth – play HERE.

Four days away from the release of HEALTH’s new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which has been named one of 2019's ‘Most Anticipated’ releases by New York Magazine Vulture, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Treble, and more, will the twisted culprit behind these attacks be brought to justice? VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for pre-order HERE.

HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original, High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP, DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

 

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

Produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy.

Purchase/stream previous single STRANGE DAYS (1999):
Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon
Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

Early Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...[HEALTH’s] heaviest album yet"Revolver

"...a very promising first taste... truly heavy blasts of noise" Brooklyn Vegan

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability"Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24- Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall
April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR LP artwork

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SET IT OFF SHARE VIDEO FOR DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

STOPPING IN TORONTO MARCH 3

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2019 – Set It Off
have dropped their video for Dancing With The Devil, watch it here. The band’s diehard fanbase voted on which song the band should make a video for and Dancing With the Devil was their top choice. The band’s Fearless Records debut Midnight, is out now.

Midnight was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs), with additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry).

Midnight demonstrates a depth and breadth of musicianship. Carson played clarinet and guitarist Dan Clermont played trumpet on the record, while the band also incorporated live strings, live horns, and a live gospel choir into the album. Midnight also includes intricate, instrumental features by Reel Big Fish's Matt Appleton and Issues' Skyler Accord, as well as a vocal feature by Wayfarers.

Set It Off will also embark on a North American headline tour around album release. All dates are below. 

ICYMI:
Listen to Midnight Thoughts here.
Check out For You Forever.
Watch the  Lonely Dance video here.
Listen to Killer In The Mirror.

SET IT OFF ARE:
Cody Carson — Vocals
Dan Clermont — Guitar
Zach DeWall — Guitar
Maxx Danziger — Drums

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 1
February 15 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Hotel
February 16 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
February 17 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
February 19 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
February 20 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
February 23 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
February 24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
February 26 — Chicago, IL — Metro
February 27 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
February 28 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
March 2 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 3 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
March 5 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
March 6 — Toronto, ON — Mod Club
March 8 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
March 9 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
March 10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
March 12 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
March 13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
March 15 — Orlando, FL — The Abbey
March 18 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
March 19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
March 20 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
March 22 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
March 23 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy
March 24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall

MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 2
April 10 — Dublin Workmans Club, Ireland
April 12 — Glasgow G2, UK
April 13 — Leeds The Key Club, UK
April 14 — Newcastle Academy 2, UK
April 16 — Manchester Academy 3, UK
April 17 — Birmingham O2 Institute 2, UK
April 18 — London The Garage, UK
April 20 — Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
April 21 — Antwerp Kavka, Belgium
April 23 — Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
April 25 — Cologne MTC, Germany
April 26 — Hamburg HeadCRASH, Germany
April 27 — Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany

ABOUT SET IT OFF:
Set It Off — comprised of Cody Carson (vocals), Dan Clermont (guitar), Zach DeWall (guitar) and Maxx Danziger (drums )— are known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses. The end result is an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Set It Off, who originated in Clearwater, Florida but are now L.A.-based, command attention and bring authenticity back to pop music in a bold and unapologetic way. The group’s last full-length release, Upside Down, was cited as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press and followed the band’s sophomore album, Duality, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band’s debut full-length, Cinematics, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart. Now, Set It Off of come to Fearless Records for their next chapter with the dynamic new single, Lonely Dance, which affirms the band have reached a higher level of musicianship. The new track serves as a preview to some of the band’s upcoming, most edgy and pop-driven anthems to date.

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www.setitoffband.com

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RACHEL BECK ANNOUNCES 2019 EASTERN CANADA TOUR DATES

SHARES GORGEOUS RENDITION OF
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

TAKES HOME TWO MUSIC PEI AWARDS
AND EARNS TWO ECMA NOMINATIONS

“…even in heartbreak, Beck’s voice is strong, reassuring. It’s what ties together her piano-pop melodies, a call in the dark that provides a safe place to land.”  – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – February 4, 2019 – Singer-songwriter, Rachel Beck, has kicked off 2019 with a bang, taking home two 2019 Music PEI Awards and celebrating two 2019 ECMA nominations. Now, she is keeping the momentum going by sharing a stunning reinterpretation of the Whitney Houston classic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and announcing a string of tour dates that will take her across eastern Canada in February and March. Details can be found below, with tickets on sale now.

“One day, this song danced across the airwaves as I was cooking supper,” Beck recalls of I Wanna Dance With Somebody. “I had heard it a hundred times before, but I had never really paid attention to the lyrics. Suddenly, I was struck by the emotion of it. There is so much melancholy and longing hidden behind those catchy pop beats.”

The release of the cover follows Rachel’s first solo venture – her self-titled album, released last March, earning her two 2019 Music PEI Awards for Pop Recording of the Year and New Artist of the Year, and two 2019 ECMA nominations for Pop Recording of the Year and the Rising Star Recording of the Year. The album’s lead single, Reckless Heart, spent seven weeks on the CBC Music Top 20, peaking at #1. Produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake (Jenn Grant, David Myles, Fortunate Ones), the album features additional percussion work and vocal harmonies by Amy Beck – Rachel’s sister, with whom Rachel spent four years recording and touring as The Beck Sisters (2013 CBC Searchlight finalists).

Rachel’s hook-driven, emotive piano pop melodies captivate. And whether you see her live, hear her on the radio, or press play on one of her songs, the experience is just as impactful: you are not only brought under her vocal spell, but are an instant fan. 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Feb 13-17 - Folk Alliance International, Montreal, QC
Feb 21 - Five & Dime, Saint John, NB
Feb 23 - The Mack, Charlottetown, PE
Feb 27 - Second Wind Music Centre, Bristol, NB
Feb 28 - Rocket Science Room, Montreal, QC
Mar 1 - Elora Brewing Company, Elora, ON (w/The Wooden Sky)
Mar 2 - House Concert, Millbrook, ON
Mar 3 - Few Acres Farm Concerts, Russell, ON
Mar 6 - House Concert, Belleville, ON
Mar 7 - The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON
Mar 8 - LIVE! on Elgin, Ottawa, ON
Mar 10 - Arundel United Church, Arundel, QC
Tickets: rachelbeckmusic.com/shows

“Here's the voice we need on those days when nothing's right and everything sucks and people are lousy.  Rachel Beck's compassion and heart shine through each song, a little musical healing for us all.  Gentle, made mostly from piano, strings and voice, the power's in the humanity and understanding she puts in her songs.”  – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian

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www.rachelbeckmusic.com

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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RAPPER TOKEN AND TECH N9NE TEAM UP FOR NEW VIDEO YOUTUBE RAPPER

TOKEN PREPARES FOR BETWEEN SOMEWHERE TOUR KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 13 IN NEW YORK
AT THE BOWERY BALLROOM


STOP IN VANCOUVER ON FEBRUARY 27
 
NEW ALBUM BETWEEN SOMEWHERE OUT NOW! 

 

Toronto, ON – February 1, 2019 – Boston rapper, Token, releases the new video for his next single, YouTube Rapper, featuring Tech N9ne, which is on his current album, Between Somewhere.  Directed by Token and collaborator, Ben Proulx, the video exudes the intense energy that both rappers bring when they attack the stage.

YouTube Rapper serves as the fourth single released off the album as he prepares to hit the road on his Between Somewhere Tour, which kicks off February 13 in New York at the Bowery Ballroom, with a Canadian stop in Vancouver on February 27.  The tour will also feature Philly rapper, Kur, on selected dates. The 39-city tour will take the young rapper across the US hitting most major cities including Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta as well as to Europe including France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the UK. 

TOUR DATES
February 13 • New York, NY • Bowery Ballroom
February 15 • Cleveland, OH • Grog Shop
February 16 • Detroit, MI • Shelter
February 18 • Chicago, IL • Reggie’s
February 19 • Milwaukee, WI • The Rave Bar
February 20 • Minneapolis, MN • First Ave Entry
February 22 • Denver, CO • Bluebird Theater
February 23 • Salt Lake City, UT • Kilby Court
February 25 • Missoula, MT • The Top Hat
February 27• Vancouver, BC • Fortune Sound Club
March 1 • Seattle, WA • The Vera Project
March 2 • Portland, OR • Hawthorne
March 5 • Sacramento, CA • Harlow’s
March 6 • Los Angeles, CA • Roxy
March 9 • Santa Ana, CA • Constellation Room
March 10 • Phoenix, AZ • Valley Bar
March 12 • Dallas, TX • Cambridge Room
March 17 • Atlanta, GA • The Masquerade
March 19 • Washington, DC • U Street
March 20 • Philadelphia, PA • Voltage Lounge
March 23 • Boston, MA • Paradise
April 5 • Orleans, FRANCE • Astrolabe
April 6 • Lille, FRANCE • l’Aeronef
April 7• Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS • Bitterzoet
April 9 • Lyon, FRANCE • Ninkasi Kao
April 10 • Paris, FRANCE • Le Badaboum
April 11 • Bordeaux, FRANCE• i-Boat
April 13 • Zurich, SWITZERLAND • Exil Club
April 14 • Munich, GERMANY • Ampere
April 15 • Vienna, AUSTRIA • Flex Café
April 17 • Berlin, GERMANY • Musik & Frieden
April 18 • Warsaw, POLAND • Hydrozagadka
April 20 • Frankfurt, GERMANY • Zoom
April 21 • Colonge, GERMANY • Yuca
April 22 • Brussels, BELGIUM • AB Club
April 24 • London, UK • Islington Academy
April 25 • Birmingham, UK • Academy 3
April 26 • Manchester, UK • Yes
April 28 • Dublin, IRELAND • Dublin Academy Green Room

ABOUT TOKEN
Ben Goldberg, known by his stage name, Token, grew up north of Boston, MA. At a young age, Ben was introduced to hip-hop and by the age of six, began writing down his thoughts and emotions from events in his life and expressing himself through poetry. At the age of 10, Ben began putting melody to these lyrics and recording these poems as raps. What had started out as an outlet of expression soon became his passion. Rather than hanging out with friends as most kids his age were doing, Ben stayed at home continuously perfecting his craft and developing his artistry under his now known stage name, Token.

Token began cultivating his fanbase at age 14 after releasing simple videos online of him rapping. By age 16, Token had won multiple online rap contests and has amassed over a million views on his YouTube page. Along with his growing social following online, he began performing all around New England, establishing his live show amongst some known artists. Two of his videos, one of which was made when he was only 14, went viral on Facebook accumulating a total of 6 million views. Fresh off his 17th birthday, Token released a new video that went viral on YouTube and hit a milestone of 500k views in only three days, and has since passed one million. Having garnered quite a dedicated following, Token has received many co-signs like Sway Calloway from Sway in the Morning, and even Mark Wahlberg recently pronounced Token his "new favourite rapper."

Listen to more music by Token:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/4cUfFbVZGSsJWdbfmkdxYq  
Apple Music: itunes.apple.com/us/artist/token/1138060268 
YouTube: youtube.com/user/tokenhiphop
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tokenhiphop

DOWNLOAD - Hi-Res Album Artwork | DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo

www.tokenhiphop.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

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THE COLD MANITOBA PROJECT SHARE NEW TRACK HOMETOWN DOWN HEART

SONG FOLLOWS LEAD SINGLE COLD MANITOBA

PROCEEDS FROM BOTH TRACKS TO BENEFIT THE NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

Toronto, ON – February 1, 2019 – In 2018, Michael Boguski (Blue Rodeo), Chris Mason and Lucas Goetz (formerly of Deep Dark Woods), Jim Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo), Chris Sleightholm and Dustin Bentall, teamed up to form The Cold Manitoba Project. Spearheaded by Boguski, the collective of like-minded creatives were moved by Gord Downie’s call for all Canadians to do whatever we can to help move towards healing and reconciliation through awareness, education and action, and began the search for a grassroots charity to support, and a creative way to do so.

Together, they recorded and released Cold Manitoba, with 100% of the proceeds from the track benefitting the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba – a Native-owned and operated treatment centre that directly targets the addictions problems facing First Nations Peoples in Manitoba and the surrounding area. Today, they share a new chapter in the Project, releasing a second single – Hometown Down Heart. Listen to/buy the song here and have a look at the video – which premiered yesterday with Exclaim.ca – for a deeper insight into The Cold Manitoba Project and their mission. 

Like its predecessor, Hometown Down Heart was originally penned by Toronto songwriter, Eddie Orso. The goal of the project is to move people towards healing – healing as individuals and as communities – and to help bring more awareness to unifying issues, such as substance abuse and mental health, and to think of ways to reconcile and move towards peace and togetherness.

“I couldn't be more passionate about this project,” reflects Boguski. “Great musicians working together to help a great cause. The musicians on these tracks are my favourite. I live to hear every note they play. This is a cause that is very dear to my heart. We're all connected. From the moment I heard Gord was fighting to do his thing, and having that brief moment with him side-stage before we did the Lost Together encore at Massey, I just felt an energy coming from him that went right into my core. Let's keep building on what Gord asked every Canadian to do. Don't let the negative news diminish your lovelight. It doesn't take much if we all do our part!”

He continues, “The particular line in Hometown Down Heart, ‘they don't have to feel’, resonates strongly. When you see someone on the street, struggling with addiction issues, lying in the cold, do you have a heart? Can you not feel? If you feel motivated to do more in your local community, do it. First Nations communities exist throughout this shared land of ours. Reconciliation is the supreme act of love. Don't be afraid to follow your heart.”

For more information on the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba please visit: www.nacm.ca

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www.thecoldmanitobaproject.com

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LAST GANG RECORDS CELEBRATE MULTIPLE 2019 JUNO AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR ACCLAIMED ARTISTS CHROMEO AND RHYE

CHROMEO EARN NODS FOR GROUP OF THE YEAR
AND POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
FOR THEIR 2018 RELEASE HEAD OVER HEELS

RHYE UP FOR ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR FOR
SOPHOMORE RECORD BLOOD

Toronto, ON — February 1, 2019Last Gang Records is proud to have two of their world-renowned artists nominated for four 2019 JUNO Awards! Announced on Tuesday at a press conference in Toronto, funk legends, Chromeo, earned nods for Group of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, for their 2018 release, Head Over Heels; while Rhye saw nominations for Alternative Album of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year for their acclaimed sophomore release, Blood.

Chromeo saw mass praise for their latest release, Head Over Heels, which surpassed 25 million global album streams across all platforms, and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical. They were heralded by media world-wide, with Consequence of Sound stating they “make a pretty compelling case for funk’s necessity”, Rolling Stone declaring them “an international force”, and Billboard asserting that “Chromeo’s charm is hypnotic”, while gracing the covers of VOIR Magazine and Canadian Musician.

The band toured the record extensively, giving over 100 live performances in 2018, with sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris, London and more, plus festival plays at Coachella and Bonnaroo, where they were one of two acts to hit the main stage at each – as well as standout sets at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Skookum and Pitchfork Fest. The duo made television appearances in 2018 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – becoming the only Canadian artist, besides Alessia Cara, to perform on both shows in 2018 – plus an exclusive full-band performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk.

Rhye's sophomore album, Blood, was released to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a "perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B" and NME proclaiming it a "triumph." Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR called the "reserved, understated and brilliant soul" of the project. Noisey celebrated it as “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections.” Exclaim! dubbed the album “mood music” in their February 2018 issue, where Rhye was featured as their cover story.

Rhye saw 2018 as a year of non-stop touring, including sold out headline performances at Massey Hall (Toronto), Corona Theatre (Montreal), Vogue Theatre (Vancouver), along with headline festival appearances at Hillside Festival, Westward Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Mile End Festival. Key performances at Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, Lowlands, Primavera, Pukkelpop, and more saw Rhye traverse to share the music with a global fanbase.

Last November, Rhye released the follow up, Blood Remixed, featuring 14 songs from Blood, as re-imagined by RY X, Moon Boots, Mano Le Tough, Poolside, Jacques Greene, Little Dragon, llangelo, amongst others. Rhye is currently working on new music, set for release in 2019.

The 2019 JUNO Award winners will be revealed in London, ON next month.

DOWNLOAD – hi-res Chromeo photo | DOWNLOAD – hi-res Rhye photo

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  

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

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THE BLUE STONES ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

BAND TO SUPPORT GRANDSON IN CANADA

NEW LP BLACK HOLES OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 –
The Alt-rock duo, The Blue Stones, have announced a heaping dose of tour dates throughout The United States and Canada surrounding their support tour with Grandson. The band will perform on select radio shows and festivals, most notably Bottle Rock, Shaky Knees, LaureLive, and 98Rock Festivals. See below for a full list of tour dates.

“We’ve been waiting for a coast-to-coast headline tour for a long time,” says the duo’s frontman, Tarek Jafar. “We’ve been waiting for the entirety of our band’s existence. Don’t expect a marathon pace. Come ready for a rock show.” 

The Blue Stones recently released three new videos filmed when the band stopped by SiriusXM. In addition to two original songs, the group did a knockout cover of The Rolling Stones classic, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. Those tracks and more are featured on an all-new EP that came out on January 11, 2019, titled, Live In SIRIUSXM Studios.

Late last year the group debuted a music video for their hit single, Black Holes (Solid Ground), via Billboard Magazine. Directed by Jason Lester and filmed in Los Angeles, CA, this was the first music video the band had released from their new LP.  Black Holes (Solid Ground) peaked at #31 on the Alternative Chart and #22 on the Mainstream Rock Chart simultaneously, a feat not many artists get to claim and even fewer claim on an independent record label.

The Blue Stones have seen massive success in the new music business’ streaming model. Prestigious Spotify playlists like Rock This, Totally Alt, New Noise, Dirty Rock and more have all featured the band’s hit single, Black Holes (Solid Ground).

Fans will recognize Rolling With The Punches and Black Holes (Solid Ground) as they have received several placements in the USA Network’s hit show Suits, Showtime’s comedy series, Shameless, and ESPN's Monday Night Football. Black Holes (Solid Ground), which is the official lead single, has amassed over 10 million worldwide streams.

Black Holes was released in October of last year to some credible critical acclaim. Alternative Press put it well by saying the band “is quickly carving out a name for themselves in the Blues Rock, Alt Garage world-making stages quake and leaving only one question in their wake: ‘All that from two guys?’”

Listening to the larger-than-life, but tight and precise blues-rock of The Blue Stones on their eOne debut, Black Holes, it is astonishing to discover just two people create all that sound and fury.

TOUR DATES:

February 15 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room^

February 16 - Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House^

February 21- Buffalo, NY - Rec Room^

February 22– Montreal, QC - Petit Campus*

February 23- Ottawa, ON– Babylon*

February 26– London, ON- London Concert Theatre*

February 27– Kitchener, ON - The Wax*

February 28 – Hamilton, ON - The Studio*

March 1 – Toronto, ON - Opera House*

March 2 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino^

March 4 - Burlington, VT- Higher Ground^

March 5 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater^

March 6 - New York, NY - Pianos^

March 7 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar^

March 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose^

March 11 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse^

March 12 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall^

March 20 - Chicago, IL - Schubas^

March 21 - Peoria, IL - Kenny’s^

March 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar^

March 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Café^

March 25 – Winnipeg - Park Theatre~

March 26 – Regina - The Exchange~

March 27 – Saskatoon - Capitol Music Club~

March 28 – Edmonton - Rec Room~

March 29 – Calgary -The Gateway~

March 30 – Kelowna - Doc Willoughby’s~

April 1 – Vancouver - Fox Cabaret~

April 2 – Victoria - Lucky Bar~

April 5 - Seattle, WA  -Central Salon^

April 6 - Eugene, OR - Wildcraft Cider Works^

April 8 - Oakland, CA - Starlite Social Club^

April 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge^

April 13 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds - WJRR RADIO FESTIVAL

April 14 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena - 98Rock Fest

April 23 - Columbus, OH – CD102.5 Day w/ FOALS

May 5 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival

May 25 - NAPA, CA – Bottle Rock Festival

June 8 - Cleveland, OH – LaureLive Festival

^US Headline

*supporting Grandson

~CA Headline

 

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www.thebluestonesmusic.com

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ANDREW BIRD’S MY FINEST WORK YET OUT MARCH 22 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

NEW SINGLE SISYPHUS DEBUTS TODAY

“My Finest Work Yet is my finest work yet” – Andrew Bird

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Andrew Bird confirms the release of his forthcoming album, My Finest Work Yet, due March 22 on Loma Vista. Pre-order the album here. The record features ten songs including the new single, Sisyphus, which debuts today – watch/share the video here, and stream/purchase the track here.

My Finest Work Yet finds Bird grappling with themes of current day dichotomies and how to identify a moral compass amidst such divisive times. “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what make us whole – there’s an intimacy one shares with their opponent when locked in such a struggle. If we were to just walk away would our enemies miss us? How did we get to this point and how can we, through awareness of it, maybe pull ourselves out of this death spiral,” says Bird.

He tackles these topics with a more direct songwriting approach than his previous releases, taking greater risks both lyrically and in recording. Bird and the band taped all the songs live without headphones or separation attempting to create a sound where all instruments bled into each other’s microphones. Of the new music, Bird reflects, “There is a certain optimism to this record…it’s pretty up musically though it doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the lyrics.” Produced by Paul Butler, My Finest Work Yet was recorded at Barefoot Recordings in Los Angeles, CA.

The new single, Sisyphus, is titled after the Greek king punished by Zeus for trying to outsmart the gods and cheat death. Bird shares that the track, “is about being addicted to your own suffering and the moral consequences of letting the rock roll.”

His previous single, Bloodless, which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin), also appears on the new album – watch/share Bloodless here. Written after the 2016 election, Bird states, “Bloodless has always been the template for the rest of the album,” furthering, “it took me a while to step back and say, ‘What can I say that’s going to be helpful?’ I feel like if I’m going to contribute to anything, it should be coming from some perspective that we haven’t yet thought about.”

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear.

MY FINEST WORK YET TRACKLIST:
1. Sisyphus
2. Bloodless
3. Olympians
4. Cracking Codes
5. Fallorun
6. Archipelago
7. Proxy War
8. Manifest
9. Don the Struggle
10. Bellevue Bridge Club

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www.andrewbird.net

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PEDRO CAPÓ & FARRUKO’s CALMA (REMIX) BECAME THE #1 MOST WATCHED MUSIC VIDEO AND STREAMING LATIN SONG IN THE WORLD!

“Pedro Capó and Farruko's ‘Calma (Remix)’ is taking over streaming platforms… Pedro Capó gave a romantic vibe to 2018 with his single ‘Calma’ … ‘Calma (Remix)’ is a reggae-infused song that organically meshes Capo’s pop flair with Farruko’s urban pulses. The music video is an invitation for disconnection; a subtle request to escape… The sun, the Caribbean sea, and its beaches are the antidote for bleakness” – Billboard

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Last week’s global YouTube music charts saw Pedro Capó’s smash single Calma (Remix) become Latin Music’s latest standout, garnering over 86 million views in one week (totaling over 500 million views combined since release), and reached #1 on both the Global Top Music Videos and Global Top Songs charts. 

 

Likewise, climbing fast on Spotify, Calma (Remix) reached #5 on the platform’s Global Top 50 chart (amongst tracks from Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Sam Smith & Bad Bunny), and #2 on the Spotify Viral 50 Chart in Canada!  Having also reached #1 in multiple countries at Deezer (14), Spotify (11), Apple Music (9), and Shazam, Calma (Remix) became Latin music’s overall #1 streaming song in the world. That streaming success is now crossing over to the airwaves as well, as the track has reached #1 on eight Latin American official radio charts, and recently surged into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs as the chart's Greatest Gainer.

 

With last year’s release of his now trademark single, Calma, Capó created a welcoming invitation for people around the world to escape the everyday chaos and stress of life with an immersion into the more relaxed beach vibe of his native island.

 

Soon after release, urban music star, Farruko, quickly became one of the song’s biggest fans and personally reached out to Pedro about a collaborative remix. The perfect pairing of likewise relaxed urban beats, with the track’s laidback melody has created a widely embraced global hit that has quickly claimed over 600 million combined streams, and seen Pedro collect platinum certification in the U.S. Latin market (5x), Mexico (3x) and across multiple countries in Latin America. Next up, watch for Pedro to bring the Calma vibe direct to live audiences on tour – see full dates below. 

Click to watch the video: Calma Remix

TOUR DATES:
March 23:  Costa Rica
March 27: Mexico City, MX - Teatro Lunario
March 28:  Monterrey, MX
March 31:  Mexico
May 24: Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
May 25: Orlando, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
May 31: Washington, D.C. - The Howard Theatre
* With more U.S. appearances to be announced shortly. 

www.pedrocapomusica.com

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BEAR’S DEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 26

LISTEN TO NEW TRACKS FUEL ON THE FIRE
AND BLANKETS OF SORROW

UK/EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Today, Bear’s Den announce their third studio album, So that you might hear me, will be released on April 26th. The band also reveal two new tracks, showcasing the breadth of musicality on the record. Listen to Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow here and pre-order the new album here.

So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer, Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty), and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy).

A need for connection lies at the heart of the band’s third album. Both bold and exposed, intimate yet expansive, the first two tracks are a perfect example of this: Fuel On The Fire pulses and blossoms from the visceral throb of drum machine beats and electric guitars into an orchestral beauty that showcases the more electronic side of the band. This is juxtaposed with the bewitching Blankets Of Sorrow that demonstrates the more intimate Bear’s Den sound and explores themes of familial love and of trying to reach someone who can no longer be reached. With the band beloved by their fans for the way their songs have woven themselves into the fabric of some of the most bittersweet chapters of their lives, So that you might hear me continues in that vein, pairing soaring melodies with poignant and at times unsettlingly personal lyricism.

So that you might hear me is the follow-up to 2014’s Islands, which earned the band an Ivor Novello nomination, and 2016’s more expansive Red Earth & Pouring Rain, which reached #6 in the UK chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career, with Red Earth & Pouring Rain seeing them cap four years of non-stop touring, selling a total of 100,000 tickets across Europe, which included two glorious sold-out homecoming shows at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo. The band has announced an intimate European tour, including a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Details can be found below with tickets available here.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Hiding Bottles
  2. Fossils
  3. Fuel on the Fire
  4. Breaker / Keeper
  5. Not Every River
  6. Laurel Wreath
  7. Crow
  8. Conversations with Ghosts 
  9. Evangeline
  10. Blankets of Sorrow

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
01/04/19 - Oosterpoort - Groningen NL
02/04/19 - Paradiso - Amsterdam NL
03/04/19 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin DE
04/04/19 - Gloria - Cologne DE
06/04/19 - Cirque Royal - Brussels BE
07/04/19 - Maroquinerie - Paris FR
09/04/19 - Rock City - Nottingham UK
10/04/19 - Academy - Dublin IE
11/04/19 - Limelight 1 - Belfast UK
13/04/19 - Barrowlands - Glasgow UK
14/04/19 - Albert Hall - Manchester UK
16/04/19 - O2 Academy - Bristol UK
17/04/19 - O2 Guildhall - Southampton UK
23/04/19 - Shepherd’s Bush Empire - London UK

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HEALTH RELEASE NEW SONG FEEL NOTHING VIA ADULT SWIM

FROM ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR
OUT FEBRUARY 8 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR INCLUDES
SHOWS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – January 28, 2019 – HEALTH just shared FEEL NOTHING via Adult Swim Singles, marking the 23rd installment of the current program. The new song also features as the third track on the trio’s forthcoming new album, Vol. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of the band’s storied career. Set for release on February 8th via Loma Vista, and recorded with longtime producer, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), the album uses every tool in contemporary production to distill the current era of anxiety into a listening experience that is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. The group head out on a North American tour in April, including shows at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver on April 13th, Velvet Underground in Toronto on April 23rd, Brooklyn’s Elsewhere The Hall on April 25th and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10th. Listen to FEEL NOTHING and pre-order VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR HERE.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR was introduced with the Zev Deans-directed video for first single, SLAVES OF FEAR, which was praised by Pitchfork, Revolver, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP, DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy. Album closer, DECIMATION, is the most radical move in the band's catalog to date: a gorgeous guitar ballad, a plea for purpose and meaning in a time that makes both feel impossible.

Over the last year, the band hinted at a new range and ambitiousness. Shows with black-metallers Deafheaven and R&B-savvy rockers, The Neighbourhood led to single collaborations with indie heroes Purity Ring and Soccer Mommy (MASS GRAVE), French techno brutalist Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and L.A. industrial fiends Youth Code (INNOCENCE), with plenty more to come.

Purchase/stream previous single STRANGE DAYS (1999):

Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon
Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

Early Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...[HEALTH’s] heaviest album yet" - Revolver

"...a very promising first taste... truly heavy blasts of noise" - Brooklyn Vegan

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability" - Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
January 30 - Brixton, UK -  O2 Academy Brixton *
January 31 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg  *
February 1 - Cologne, DE - Palladium *
February 3 - Hamburg -  Docks *
February 4 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys *
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24- Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall
April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts|
April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
May