GLASSNOTE RECORDS & INSIEME PUBLISHING ANNOUNCE THE SIGNING OF JUNO AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER WILLIAM PRINCE

WILLIAM’S VERSION OF BO DIDDLEY CLASSIC
YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY THE COVER
IS CURRENTLY FEATURED IN MASTERCARD’S NEW
START SOMETHING PRICELESS CAMPAIGN

WILLIAM ON TOUR IN EASTERN CANADA THROUGH MARCH

Toronto, ON – February 20, 2017 – Glassnote Entertainment Group is excited to announce the newest addition to the Glassnote Records and Insieme Music Publishing rosters, with the signing of Canadian singer-songwriter, William Prince, for the world.

“I’m thrilled about joining the passionate team at Glassnote Records. Daniel Glass and company have been so encouraging and I can’t wait to make music together for years to come. Our visions have aligned in a way that feels like everything I’ve hoped for,” William said.

Daniel Glass commented, “William is a remarkable artist. When I saw him perform at the JUNO Awards, the soulfulness of his voice moved me and I knew that together we could make magic.  We are proud and thrilled to welcome William to the Glassnote family!”

William is currently featured in the new MasterCard Start Something Priceless campaign.  For the project, MasterCard selected six emerging artists, each with unique backgrounds.  Each artist recorded a cover of Bo Diddley’s, You Can’t Judge a Book By The Cover. Listen to William’s version of the song here.

William Prince is a JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter whose music is full of emotionally charged experiences that linger in memories. Raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, Canada, William has been honing his craft since the age of nine when he first picked up the guitar and piano. His biggest inspirations include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and most significantly, his preacher and musician father.

Recorded in just ten days throughout 2015, William alongside producer/collaborator Scott Nolan, created his full-length debut album, Earthly Days. He garnered honours such as Aboriginal Artist of the Year at the 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the 2017 JUNO Awards. In a full circle moment, he inducted Bruce Cockburn into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and earned praise from not just Cockburn, but fellow inductee, Neil Young. 

Led by debut single, Breathless, produced by Grammy-Award winning Dave Cobb, 2018 will see William boldly take the next step of his journey.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
Saturday, March 10: Pictou, NS @ DeCoste Entertainment Center
Sunday, March 11: Church Point, NS @ Universite Sainte Anne - Theatre Marc Lescarbot
Tuesday, March 13: Saint John, NB @ Imperial Theatre
Wednesday, March 14: Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre - Moncton
Thursday, March 15: Summerside, PE @ Harbourfront Theatre
Thursday, March 22: Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph Event Centre
Friday, March 23: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel - Underground

williamprincemusic.com

About Glassnote Records:
Glassnote Records is the proud home to Grammy Award winning Phoenix, Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling Mumford & Sons, Grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling Childish Gambino, The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, GIVERS, Oberhofer, Daughter, Robert DeLong, Half Moon Run, CHVRCHES, Flight Facilities, Secondhand Serenade, Panama Wedding, Jeremy Messersmith, Justin Nozuka, HOLYCHILD, Hamilton Leithauser, Flo Morrissey, Tor Miller, AURORA, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Mansionair, James Hersey, Huntar, The Strumbellas, Lawrence Taylor, snny, Mosa Wild, IDER, Jade Bird and Baio.  Glassnote has been hailed as the “Best Indie Label” by Rolling Stone, “Label of the Year” at the A2IM Libera Awards and the “#1 Independent Label” by Billboard. Most recently Pigeons & Planes described Glassnote as “a powerhouse in the world of indie labels”.

The Insieme Music Publishing catalog includes Robert DeLong, HOLYCHILD, Brad Oberhofer, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Jeremy Messersmith, GIVERS, Peter Kirk, Tor Miller, Deap Vally, Half Moon Run, Jonny Wright, Rory Andrew, April Bender, Odd Martin and Junius Meyvant.

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SHRED KELLY RELEASES NEW ALBUM ARCHIPELAGO TODAY

SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR DON’T EVER LOOK BACK

ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA THROUGH 
FEBRUARY AND MARCH 

Toronto, ON – February 16, 2018 – 
Today, Shred Kelly releases their most ambitious project to date, with their fourth album, Archipelago (via DevilDuck Records). The band has also kicked off their cross-Canada tour, starting in Edmonton last night. See below for tour details and have a look at the brand new music video for the band’s second single off the album – Don’t Ever Look Back – which premiered last week on Canadian Musician

The video for Don’t Ever Look Back was produced and directed by Brett Conners and Brett Fester from The Light Factory in Calgary and is based on the play, Heterophobia, by Pam Rocker.

“Archipelago, is a cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age,” says Sage McBride. “The song Don’t Ever Look Back explores the end of a relationship and the inability to see the other perspective when you're in the middle of it. The story for the video is a spin on our modern day where instead of heterosexual relationships being the norm, they are the outliers.”

The new album was produced by Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), and Josh Rob Gwilliam (Cowpuncher, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), as well as co-production by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) on Don’t Ever Look Back.  The collaborative songwriting of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert and Ty West pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 15 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
February 16 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar and Grill
February 17 - Cold Lake, AB – Kinisoo Ridge Resort
February 20 – Lethbridge, AB – The Owl Acoustic Lounge
February 21 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
February 22 – Regina, SK – Venue TBA
February 23 – Kenora, ON – Revampe Nightclub
February 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Venue TBA
March 2 – Burnstown, ON – The Neat Café
March 3 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
March 5 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
March 6 – Lakefield, ON – The Canoe and Paddle
March 7 – St Catherines, ON – Warehouse
March 8 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
March 9 – Elora, ON – Elora Brewing Company
March 10 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s

March 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW DevilDuck Showcase
March 22 – Vernon, BC – Vernon Lodge
March 23 – Nelson, BC – The Spirit Bar
March 24 – Fernie, BC – Fernie Stoke Fest
March 27 – Kamloops, BC – The Blue Grotto
March 28 – Kelowna, BC – Habitat
March 29 – Whistler, BC – Garibaldi Lift Co. 
March 30 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
March 31 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt

April 7 – Flensburg, DE – Volksbad
April 10 – Münster, DE – Rote Lola
April 11 – Hamburg, DE  – Kukuun
April 12 – Jen, DE – Fiddler’s Green
April 13 – Berlin, DE  – Monarch
April 14 – Cologne, DE  – Yard Club
April 16 – London, UK – The Garage
April 17 – Vienna, AT  – Chelsea
April 18 – Hradec Kralove, CZ – Kraft
April 21 – Basel, CH – Parterre
April 22 – Munich, DE  – Milla
April 23 – Dresden, DE  – Ospol

DOWNLOAD – high-res press photo | DOWNLOAD – album artwork

www.shredkelly.com

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THE PLOT IN YOU RELEASE NEW ALBUM DISPOSE TODAY

RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR I ALWAYS WANTED TO LEAVE

ON TOUR SUPPORTING WE CAME AS ROMANS & ALAZKA IN THE UK & EUROPE IN APRIL/MAY

LISTEN TO NEW CLIPS OF ALBUM TRACKS ON SPOTIFY

Toronto, ON – February 16, 2018 – The Plot In You
’s new album, Dispose is out today and now, the Ohio quartet have released another track from the record. I Always Wanted To Leave has been released alongside a typically evocative new music video.

The Plot In You have also been announced as Special Guests on Alazka & We Came As Romans’ UK & European Tour, alongside Polaris.  

Dispose, is The Plot In You’s first album for Fearless Records and also features the already-released singles, Disposable Fix, Not Just Breathing, and Feel Nothing, songs which garnered an impressive number of streams before Dispose, had even been unleashed on the world.

Lyrically, the songs that comprise Dispose depict a toxic personal relationship where, in the past, vocalist Landon Tewers had focused on formative years and fictional scenarios. In Dispose, the topics hit on a more intimate level about an experience as it unfolded in the moment.

UK & European Tour Dates:
April 24, 2018 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
April 25, 2018 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
April 26, 2018 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
April 27, 2018 – Munich, Germany – Impericon Festival
April 28, 2018 – Leipzig, Germany – Impericon Festival
April 29, 2018 – Hannover, Germany – Faust
April 30, 2018 – Sneek, Netherlands – Bolwerk
May 2, 2018 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
May 3, 2018 – Bristol, UK – Fleece
May 4, 2018 – Glasglow, UK – Cathouse
May 5, 2018 – Manchester, UK – Night People
May 6, 2018 – Leeds, UK – Key Club
May 8, 2018 – London, UK – Underworld

The Plot In You are:
Landon Tewers [vocals]
Josh Childress [guitar]
Ethan Yoder [bass]
Mathis Arnell [drums]

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theplotinyou.com

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I’M WITH HER DEBUT ALBUM SEE YOU AROUND AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF IN EARLY 2018

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

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

Toronto, ON – February 16, 2018 –
Today, I'm With Her, the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan, release their debut album, See You Around (Rounder Records). The album is now available on Amazon, iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify and at the I’m With Her Store. See You Around is also available as an indie exclusive, limited edition light blue LP via the Record Store Day website. Additionally, I’m With Her will make their TV debut on CBS Saturday Morning on February 24th.

Last week, See You Around was released exclusively as an NPR First Listen and instantly helmed as “willfully open-hearted.” The album offers a distinguished, collaborative musicality that reflects each band member’s individual musical roots while displaying their ability to seamlessly intertwine atop 12 tracks of crystal-clear harmonies and lush string tones. See You Around imbues I’m With Her’s sonic palette with subtly captivating elements - from the enchanting title track to the percussive vocal phrasing of Game to Lose, (video directed by Genéa Gaudet), to the romantic cross-country travel tale of Overland. Each song on the album, with the exception of the Gillian Welch-penned Hundred Miles, was written by the band.

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

I’m With Her continues on their headlining world tour this Tuesday with a special in-store performance at Rough Trade in NYC. The band will play several sold out shows over the coming months with stops along the way in Los Angeles, Paris, London, and more – full list of tour dates is below.

I’M WITH HER 2018 TOUR DATES:
February 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
February 27 – Downers Grove, IL @ Tivoli Theater (With Jason Isbell) (Sold Out)
February 28 – Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House (Sold Out)*
March 1 – St. Paul, MN @ The Fitzgerald Theatre*
March 2 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall* (Sold Out)
March 3 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre*
March 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall (SOLD OUT)*
March 6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Sheldon Concert Hall (Sold Out)*
March 8 – Nashville, TN @ Station Inn
March 9 – Nashville, TN @ Station Inn
March 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
March 12 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre*
March 13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
March 15 – New York, NY @ Town Hall*
March 16 – Cambridge, MA @ Sanders Theatre (Sold Out)*
March 17 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre*
April 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom^
April 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall^ (Sold Out)
April 4 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts^
April 6 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre (Sold Out)^
April 7 – Portland, Or @ Revolution Hall (Sold Out)^
April 8 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma^
April 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room (SOLD OUT)^
April 11 – Durango, CO @ Fort Lewis College^
April 12 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater (Sold Out)^
April 13 – Denver, CO @ L2 (Sold Out)^
April 17 – Fayetteville, AR @ Warton Center**
April 19 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre**
April 20 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater**
April 21 – Dale, TX @ Old Settler’s Music Festival
May 4 – Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
May 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Alice (Sold Out)
May 6 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bryggarsalen
May 7 – Berlin, Germany @ Silent Green
May 9 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
May 11 – Belfast, Ireland @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
May 12 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
May 14 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage Two
May 15 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
May 16 – Bristol, UK @ The Station
May 17 – London, UK @ Union Chapel

* Andrew Combs Supports
^ Johnny Fritz Supports
** Smokey & The Mirror Supports

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www.imwithherband.com

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2018 KEY DATES ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its key dates for 2018.

The 40 album Long List will be announced June 13. The 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 17. This year’s Polaris Gala is September 17 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 2018 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2018 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. 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 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 2018 Key Dates:
June 13 – Long List announcement
July 17 – Short List announcement
September 17 – Polaris Music Prize Gala at The Carlu, Toronto, ON

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 and other distributors. polarismusicprize.ca

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

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES DATES CLÉS DE 2018

TORONTO, ON – Le jeudi 15 février 2018

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé ses dates clés pour 2018.

La longue liste des 40 albums sera annoncée le 13 juin. La courte liste des 10 albums sera dévoilée le 17 juillet. Cette année, le gala Polaris aura lieu le 17 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 2018 recevra 3 000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2018 s’étend du 1er juin 2017 au 31 mai 2018. 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 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 2018:
13 juin - dévoilement de la longue liste
17 juillet - dévoilement de la courte liste
17 septembre - gala du Prix de musique Polaris - The Carlu, Toronto, ON

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. polarismusicprize.ca

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

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SKYE WALLACE TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE SWING BATTER

TRACK SET TO PREMIERE ON
MARCH 8 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
WITH TORONTO SHOW AT ARRAY MUSIC

PARTIAL PROCEEDS OF THE SHOW GO TO SISTERING

SKYE ON TOUR IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC THROUGH MARCH

Toronto, ON – February 14, 2018 – On March 8th, Skye Wallace will mark the release of her brand new single, Swing Batter, with a performance in celebration of International Women’s Day. In partnership with Toronto Womxn In Music and herHABITAT, and in support of Sistering – a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto – the show will take place at Array Music and feature sets by Skye, Lydia Persaud, Winona Wilde, Merival, and jes sachse, as well as pop-up vendors from NEW FRDM and Knot Naked. The event is sponsored by She Does The City and Beau’s.

"This party is going to be something else,” says Skye. “It showcases a broad range of folks that I have had the good fortune of knowing and collaborating with, all with incredible talent and strong voices. I am so excited to be partnering with everyone who has made this event possible."

Skye’s impassioned new single, Swing Batter – aptly set for release on International Women’s Day (March 8) – brings to life the emotional story of domestic abuse and women’s rights in Canada surrounding the 1911 trial of Angelina Napolitano in Sault Ste Marie. After enduring years of severe physical and emotional abuse from her husband, Angelina was eventually pushed to murdering him with an axe.  She was pregnant at the time of her initial trial and was sentenced to be executed following the birth. In the months following this verdict, Angelina’s case attracted international uproar, especially amongst fledgling feminist groups. Many argued the years of abuse constituted self-defense; her case was reopened and her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. Angelina was released 11 years later, and her story continues to impact the Canadian public’s view of domestic abuse and women’s rights.

"The story behind Swing Batter is based in a historical context, one that permeates with a fledgling strength that is now very powerful amid our current social climate,” says Skye. “Angelina's story is an insight into how the shift has happened in the past, and how we need to perpetuate that shift by working hard, being inclusive, vocal, and active, and educating ourselves and others."

Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth.  Hailed coast to coast as a “national treasure” (Sad Mag), Skye Wallace is based out of Toronto, ON. Audiences can catch her live show through Ontario and Quebec next month, with dates kicking off on March 7th in Orillia (details below). The

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 7 – Orillia, ON – drkrm Studio & Gallery (w/Liz Powell (Land of Talk))
March 8 – Toronto, ON – Array Music, International Women’s Day Show (w/Lydia Persaud, Winona Wilde, Merival, jes sachse)
March 9 – London, ON – London Bicycle Cafe
March 10 – Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewing
March 11 – Windsor, ON – Dr. Disc (1PM)
March 11 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
March 12 – Collingwood, ON – Crow (w/Danny Michel)
March 14 – Whitby, ON – Whitby Curling Club (w/The Blank Ends)
March 16 – Ottawa, ON – The Record Centre (2PM)
March 16 – Montreal, QC – The BOG (w/Beach Glass & Eva Foote)
March 17 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café

DOWNLOAD – hi res photo (credit: Orest Dorosh) | DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.skyewallace.com

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VALERIE JUNE’S SWEET VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT: FOR THE LOVED & LOVELESS

SPECIAL TWO-TRACK BUNDLE FEATURES THE UNRELEASED TRACK LOVE TOLD A LIE AND ALBUM FAVOURITE TWO HEARTS

Toronto, ON — February 14, 2018 — Acclaimed, genre-defying singer-songwriter, Valerie June, offers a double dose of tender reflection on For The Loved & Loveless, a special, two-track digital bundle available everywhere today, Valentine’s Day. The bundle features the never-before-released song Love Told A Lie, along with Two Hearts, a beloved track from her critically celebrated album, The Order Of Time (Concord Records).

June’s The Order Of Time was one of 2017’s most admired albums topping year-end ‘best of’ lists at the New York Times, NPR, The Guardian and Rolling Stone, among many others.  Valerie is currently on tour in the U.S. - see full tour dates here.

Listen and/or buy For The Loved & Loveless here.  

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www.valeriejune.com

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OUR LADY PEACE SET TO RELEASE SOMETHINGNESS THE FULL ALBUM ON FEBRUARY 23rd

FULL RECORD INCLUDES
SOMETHINGNESS VOLUME 1 + FIVE NEW TRACKS

SINGLE NICE TO MEET YOU HITS ALTERNATIVE RADIO TODAY

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
AT PLEDGE MUSIC

CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH MATTHEW GOOD
KICKS OFF MARCH 1st

Toronto, ON – February 9, 2018 – Today, Our Lady Peace hit alternative radio with their track, Nice To Meet You – the latest single from their new album, Somethingness. The song can be found on the Somethingness Volume I EP, which was released in October 2017, and is being followed up with a complete album, set for release on February 23rd. The full album can be pre-ordered here, and will be available on vinyl and CD, exclusively during their upcoming spring tour and through the band’s Pledge Music campaign.

“Nice to Meet You is based on the premise that we are all inherently ‘good’, but sometimes it takes a minute to reveal itself, and we are forced to wait or be patient to see that good,” says OLP frontman, Raine Maida. 

The video for Nice To Meet You is part of a four-episode mini-documentary style series, featuring YouTube star, Matthew Santoro, as a ride-share driver. The series explores a unique look into the personal stories that happen every day, all around us, in a new light. Have a look at the series, featuring Drop Me In The Water, Hiding Place For Hearts, Nice To Meet You, and Falling Into Place.

The band is set to kick off a co-headlining Canadian tour on March 1st with Matthew Good. Tickets for the shows are available at www.ourladypeace.com, and the band has partnered with Plus 1 for the tour, with one dollar from each ticket sold being donated to War Child Canada. For more details on Plus 1, visit plus1.org, and for more on War Child Canada go to warchild.ca.

SOMETHINGNESS TRACKLISTING:
1. Head Down
2. Nice To Meet You
3. Ballad Of A Poet
4. Hiding Place For Hearts
5. Drop Me In The Water
6. Missing Pieces
7. Falling Into Place
8. Let Me Live Again
9. Last Train

OUR LADY PEACE & MATTHEW GOOD 2018 TOUR:
March 1 – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
March 3 – Casino New Brunswick – Moncton, NB – SOLD OUT
March 5 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS
March 7 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC – SOLD OUT
March 8 – The Arena at TD Place – Ottawa, ON
March 9 – FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON – SOLD OUT
March 10 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
March 12 – Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theatre
March 13 – Tribute Communities Centre – Oshawa, ON
March 15 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
March 16 – Rebel – Toronto, ON
March 17 – Casino Rama – Orillia, ON
March 20 & 21 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
March 23 – Grey Eagle Event Centre – Calgary, AB – SOLD OUT
March 24 – Western Financial Place – Cranbrook, BC
March 26 & 27 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
March 28 – CN Centre – Prince George, BC
March 30 – Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
March 31 – Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

www.ourladypeace.com

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MT. JOY ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM DUE OUT MARCH 2

SHOWS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO THIS SPRING

BAND IS NPR MUSIC’S FEBRUARY SLINGSHOT ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

WATCH MT. JOY MAKE THEIR TV DEBUT
PERFORMING NEW SINGLE SILVER LINING ON CONAN

TORONTO, ON – February 7, 2018 – Today, Mt. Joy announces that NPR Music has selected them as the Slingshot Artist Spotlight for February. Mt. Joy will be featured on NPR partner stations throughout the month. The band has also announced a headlining spring tour, including Canadian dates in Vancouver and Toronto (full dates below). Mt. Joy’s self-titled debut album will be released on March 2nd via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company. Pre-order Mt. Joy here.

Rolling Stone has called Mt. Joy "your new folk-rock heroes" and NPR Music has praised their "vibrant, well-crafted songs that overflow with hooks, tenderness and singalong moments". Last week, they made their television debut on CONAN. Watch their performance of Silver Lining here.

In little more than a year as a band, the LA-via-Philadelphia band has racked up over 15 million streams on Spotify, toured with The Shins, Whitney, The Head And The Heart and The Lone Bellow, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Made In America and Lollapalooza. Mt. Joy just wrapped up a North American tour with Neko Case, and they're set for highly anticipated appearances at SXSW, Shaky Knees, BottleRock, and more come spring.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Mar 8 — Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
Mar 9 — San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Mar 10 — Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb
Mar 13 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 14 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 15 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 16 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 17 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 19 — Dallas, TX @ Dada
Mar 20 — Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Mar 22 — Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Mar 23 — Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre*
Mar 25 — Tucson, AZ @ Innings Festival
Apr 3 — San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord
Apr 6 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Apr 7 — Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Apr 8 — Seattle, WA @ Sunset
Apr 10 — Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Apr 20 — Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall^
Apr 21 — Charlotte, NC @ The Underground^
Apr 22 — Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre^
Apr 24 — Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater^
Apr 26 — Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre^
Apr 27 — Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre^
Apr 28 — Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room^
May 1 — Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
May 3 — New York, NY @ Rough Trade
May 4 — Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
May 6 — Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 7 — Nashville, TN @ High Watt
May 8 — St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
May 10 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street
May 11 — Chicago, IL @ Hideout
May 12 — Chicago, IL @ Hideout
May 14 — Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
May 15 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
May 19 — Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
May 25 — Napa, CA @ BottleRock
*w/Lil Smokeys
^w/Anderson East

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POP EVIL TO SUPPORT POISON + CHEAP TRICK ON SPRING NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME TOUR WITH A STOP IN TORONTO SHOW ON JUNE 19

TICKETS ON-SALE STARTING FEBRUARY 9 + 10

POP EVIL EPISODE 2:+- LOS ANGELES VIDEO RELEASED

ALL NEW SELF-TITLED LP OUT FEBRUARY 16, 2018
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

2018 MUSIC OVER WORDS TOUR ON SALE NOW
VIP/M&G PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2018 – 2018 will be the year Pop Evil returns to American arenas in full force supporting two legendary acts, Poison and Cheap Trick on the Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018 tour. The tour includes a show in Toronto on June 19 at Budweiser Stage. See below for a complete list of dates.  

Vocalist, Leigh Kakaty, weighs in: “This spring is going to be an exciting one for Pop Evil, that’s for sure! What a fantastic opportunity to bring our live show across the country on the big stage with such legends like Poison and Cheap Trick.”

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th. VIP Packages for Pop Evil will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.popevilvip.com. Because of this, Pop Evil is canceling their European appearances at Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, and Sweden Rock. The band will make up these dates down the road, and they will be well worth the wait! 

The band is also releasing episode two of their video series, chronicling their time spent at Sound Emporium Studios in Los Angeles this past summer. Directed by close friend, Ryan Doyle, of Video Vision 360, the video documents the band living together as they embarked on the writing process for their fifth studio LP. Watch the first episode here.

Pop Evil released a music video for their newest single, Colors Bleed, bringing back director, Columbia Tatone, who also directed the recent Waking Lions video. Waking Lions is currently at #3 on the Rock Charts, rapidly approaching the #1 spot. 

"The #MeToo movement has been a paramount inspiration to my creative endeavors," says Tatone. "The courage of individuals has inspired and empowered me, not only as a female director but as a truth-seeker." 

“'Colors Bleed' highlights togetherness: standing together against global issues. #MeToo has put the spotlight on equality, and through this video, we were able to portray the many ways we’re pitted against each other and how we can’t fight fire with more fire. As men and women, we have come alongside one another and stand together peacefully. I’m grateful and honored that Pop Evil invited me to collaborate with them and be a part of their journey."

This is the second song we've heard from Pop Evil off their new LP slated for release next month. The band debuted Waking Lions back in October, and it is quickly approaching Top 5 at Rock Radio with no signs of slowing down. 

Both Waking Lions and Colors Bleed serve as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the new LP on iTunes will get the songs as instant downloads.
 

Pop Evil also had the opportunity to have their song, Be Legendary, debut on ESPN during last week's 2018 CFB Playoff National Championship game. ESPN loved it so much they picked up the song for the rest of the NCAA College Basketball Season.

 

The band will soon embark on the Music Over Words Tour, which will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new, self-titled LP. Additionally, Pop Evil is confirmed for festival dates Carolina Rebellion on Friday, May 5th , and Fort Rock on Sunday, April 29th

The massive US tour kicks off on February 14th   in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at the Kewadin Casino. The band will hit both sides of the U.S. coast before wrapping things up at The Fillmore in Detroit on April 6th. Band VIP goes on sale Tuesday at www.popevilvip.com. Palaye Royale and label-mates, Black Map, will serve as support for all dates. 

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:
February 2 – Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA
February 14 – Kewadin Casino – Sault Ste. Marie MI
February 15 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
February 16 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
February 17 – Music Hall – Minneapolis, MN
February 18 – Wool’s – Des Moines, IA
February 20 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
February 21 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
February 23 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
February 24 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
February 25 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
February 27 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
February 28 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
March 1 – Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
March 2 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 3 – Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
March 5 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
March 6 – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
March 8 – The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
March 9 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
March 10 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 11 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
March 13 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
March 14 – The Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 16 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
March 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA 
March 20 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
March 22 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
March 23 – Aura – Portland, ME
March 24 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
March 25 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
March 27 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
March 28 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
March 29 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
March 30 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KYMarch 31 – Truman Theater – Kansas City, MO
April 2 – Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, MO
April 4 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
April 5 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
April 6 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
April 7 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
April 20 – Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre – Las Vegas, NV
April 27 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
April 28 – Markham Park – Sunrise, FL
May 4 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte, NC
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre*
May 25 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
May 31 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre*
June 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
June 14 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre*
June 15 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion*
June 17 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
June 19 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage*
June 22 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
July 1 – Shine Festival – Bucharest, Romania
July 6 – Rock For People – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
July 12 – Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
July 13 – Rock Fest 2018 – Cadott, WI

* with Poison and Cheap Trick

"Pop Evil will make you want to 'rewind, start again' and enjoy repeated listens.” - LOUDWIRE

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THE PLOT IN YOU REVEAL DISPOSABLE FIX

NEW SONG FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM DISPOSE
OUT ON FEARLESS RECORDS FEBRUARY 16TH
 

ON TOUR SUPPORTING WE CAME AS ROMANS & ALAZKA IN THE UK & EUROPE IN APRIL/MAY

LISTEN TO NEW CLIPS OF ALBUM TRACKS ON SPOTIFY

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2018 – The Plot In You
’s new album, DISPOSE is out February 16th and now the Ohio quartet have revealed another song from the album in the form of DISPOSABLE FIX. Vocalist, Landon Tewers, says of the track "DISPOSABLE FIX was written in one sitting, during a writing session for another artist. I latched onto it and just had to keep it for PLOT in the end. It's a bit of a ‘fuck you’ track, reflecting on a situation after everything had passed."

The Plot In You have also been announced as Special Guests on Alazka & We Came As Romans’ UK & European Tour, alongside Polaris. "We've been friends with the WCAR guys for years now but have never gotten the chance to tour together,” says Landon. “It'll be great to be able to do a full U.S. and European tour with them."

DISPOSE, is The Plot In You’s first album for Fearless Records and also features the previously-released singles, NOT JUST BREATHING, and FEEL NOTHING, two songs which have already garnered an impressive number of streams before DISPOSE, has even been unleashed on the world.

Lyrically, the songs that comprise DISPOSE depict a toxic personal relationship where, in the past, vocalist, Landon Tewers, had focused on formative years and fictional scenarios. In DISPOSE, the topics hit on a more intimate level about an experience as it unfolded in the moment.

Tracklisting:

 

  1. RIGGED 
  2. NOT JUST BREATHING 
  3. ONE LAST TIME 
  4. I ALWAYS WANTED TO LEAVE 
  5. FEEL NOTHING 
  6. HAPPY 
  7. THE ONE YOU LOVED 
  8. PAID IN FULL 
  9. THE SOUND 
  10. DISPOSABLE FIX 

UK & European Tour Dates:
April 24, 2018 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
April 25, 2018 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
April 26, 2018 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
April 27, 2018 – Munich, Germany – Impericon Festival
April 28, 2018 – Leipzig, Germany – Impericon Festival
April 29, 2018 – Hannover, Germany – Faust
April 30, 2018 – Sneek, Netherlands – Bolwerk
May 2, 2018 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
May 3, 2018 – Bristol, UK – Fleece
May 4, 2018 – Glasglow, UK – Cathouse
May 5, 2018 – Manchester, UK – Night People
May 6, 2018 – Leeds, UK – Key Club
May 8, 2018 – London, UK – Underworld

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RHYE RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM BLOOD

SHARE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR COUNT TO FIVE

SHOWS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO IN MARCH

Toronto, ON — February 2, 2018 — Today, RHYE released their highly-anticipated sophomore album BLOOD via Last Gang Records. BLOOD is available digitally and physically starting today here. Limited edition vinyl bundles are available exclusively via the RHYE Shop.

RHYE today also shared a new music video for track, Count To Five. Inspired by dance videos posted in response to the band’s music video for Taste, frontman Milosh cast dancers and recruited local filmmakers from around the globe via Instagram to create the clip’s individual shots. Directed by Milosh, the stunning clip was filmed in Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, Ghana, Joshua Tree National Park, and Los Angeles. Watch the music video here.

"Shot in 6 different locations around the world, the video for Count to Five celebrates personal expression through the universal language of music and dance,” shared Milosh. “We invited each dancer to film in her home environment to honor her own individual experience.”

The music video for Count To Five was created in collaboration with @georginaleomelody (Berlin), @hfmtoyko and @momocarenri (Tokyo), @dkainmil and @tanyaermolenco (Moscow), @sire_choppenson and @dolly__dove (Ghana), @erinsmurray (Joshua Tree), and @jjaylene (Los Angeles). 

BLOOD follows RHYE’s debut album, Woman, which was released in 2013 to wide acclaim. Critics were quick to praise BLOODs previously released songs as “reserved, understated, and brilliant” (NPR Music), “busy but not cluttered, sexy but not serious” (Pitchfork), “soul pop that hits all the high notes” (Wall Street Journal), “delicate, sensuous” (Stereogum), “music to fall in love to” (Uproxx), and “mood music” (Exclaim!). Sonically, the album is reflective of the band’s evolving live show. 

Earlier this week, RHYE kicked off a tour that will visit cities across North America, with stops in Montreal and Toronto in March, and Europe going into the spring. Tickets for all dates are available for purchase now. See below for a complete schedule and ticket links.

Rhye Live Dates - 2018
February 2 - Guadalajara, MX - C3 Stage - Tickets
February 22 - Miami, FL - The Ground - Tickets
February 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social - Tickets
February 24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets
February 26 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - Tickets
February 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer - Tickets
February 28 - Boston, MA - Paradise - Tickets
March 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel - TicketsSOLD OUT
March 3 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre -
TicketsSOLD OUT
March 5 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall -
Tickets
March 6 - Detroit, MI - El Club - Tickets
March 8 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - Tickets
March 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Club - Tickets
March 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum - TicketsSOLD OUT
March 23 - Paris, FR - Elysée Montmartre - Tickets
March 24 - Zurich, CH - M4 Music Festival
March 25 - Brussels, BE - AB Club - Tickets
March 27 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega - TicketsSOLD OUT
March 28 - Stockholm, SE - Vasateatern - Tickets
March 30 - Berlin, DE - Funkhaus - TicketsSOLD OUT
March 31 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan - Tickets
April 1 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso - TicketsSOLD OUT
April 3 - London, UK - KOKO - TicketsSOLD OUT
April 4 - London, UK - Heaven - TicketsSOLD OUT
May 17 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro – Tickets
May 18 - Tokyo, Japan - Zepp DiverCity - Tickets
May 20 - Seoul, Korea - Seoul Jazz Festival - Tickets
May 22 - Taipei, Taiwan - NEO Studio - Tickets
May 23 - Bangkok, Thailand - Voice Space - Tickets
May 26 – London, UK – All Points East Festival - Tickets
May 29 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie - Tickets
May 30 - Lyon, France - L'épicerie Moderne - Tickets
June 1-6 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound - Tickets
June 7-9 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival - Tickets
June 15 - Oslo, Norway - Piknik I Parken - Tickets
August 17-19 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival - Tickets

Listen to BLOOD:
iTunes:  http://found.ee/Rhye-Blood-iTunes
Apple Music:  http://found.ee/Rhye-Blood-AppleMusic
Amazon:  http://found.ee/Rhye-Blood-Amazon
Google Play:  http://found.ee/Rhye-Blood-GooglePlay
Spotify:  http://found.ee/Rhye-Blood-Spotify
Deezer:  http://found.ee/Rhye-Blood-Deezer

Watch Count To Five:
 

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

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

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

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS’ HEY MAMA DEBUTS TODAY

NEW ALBUM TEARING AT THE SEAMS OUT MARCH 9th
ON STAX RECORDS

TOUR DATES IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – February 2, 2018 – 
Hey Mama, the latest track from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats debuts today—listen to the track here or watch the lyric video here. The song appears on the band’s highly anticipated new album, Tearing at the Seams, out March 9th, 2018 on Stax Records. The record is available for pre-order here.

Recently, the band released their single, You Worry Me, to critical praise—Rolling Stone proclaims, “The first single from his forthcoming LP adds Southern-rock bite and weary longing to make for his most urgent song yet.” 

The band has also added dates to their extensive North American tour. Tickets for the shows are on sale now at nathanielrateliff.com. See below for complete details.

Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio. “For the first record I demo’ed everything up and created most of the parts,” says Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that   we should all go off somewhere together. We should all have that experience together.” 

The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen, in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity. 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats’ self-titled, 2015 debut album has sold one million copies globally, and is certified Gold in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Platinum in Canada and Silver in the U.K. Their hit single, S.O.B., is certified Platinum in the U.S. and Canada and Gold in Switzerland.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andy Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet), and Jeff Dazey (saxophone). 

TEARING AT THE SEAMS TRACK LIST:
1. Shoe Boot
2. Be There
3. A Little Honey
4. Say It Louder
5. Hey Mama
6. Babe I Know
7. Intro
8. Coolin’ Out
9. Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)
10. You Worry Me
11. Still Out There Running
12. Tearing at the Seams

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TOUR DATES:
February 7 & 8—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour (Sold Out)
May 5—Saint Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live*
May 6—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Festival
May 8—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore* (Sold Out)
May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz*
May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company* (Sold Out)
May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater* (Sold Out)
May 14—Richmond, VA—The National
May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem
May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall
May 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus

May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island†
June 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lawn at White River State Park
June 2—Lewiston, NY—Artpark Amphitheater†
June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†
June 5—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang 
June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion‡
June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium§
August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads (Sold Out)
August 5—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre (Sold Out)
August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheatre
August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater (Sold Out)
August 10—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater
August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater
August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre** (Sold Out)
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre††

*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
† w/ The Head & The Heart
‡w/ Deer Tick
§w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger
** w/ Tank and the Bangas

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MANITOBA MUSIC, MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA’S MUSIC INCUBATOR AND THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE TEAM UP FOR PASSPORT: MUSIC EXPORT SUMMIT

PASSPORT: A NEW TRAINING INITIATIVE
FOR CANADA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY 

Toronto, ON – Friday, February 2, 2018 – The music industry is a global business. More so than ever before, music companies and artists have to develop their professional skills to navigate export markets in order to succeed. Canada’s music industry now has a new training initiative – PASSPORT: Music Export Summit – to assist export-ready Canadian artists and music entrepreneurs develop export markets and increase international trade.

Produced by Manitoba Music in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, Canada’s Music Incubator, and the National Music Centre, PASSPORT will deliver intensive training sessions to prepare export-ready Canadian artists and music entrepreneurs with business skills and product development to help bring Canadian music to the world. The project is funded by FACTOR with support from the Government of Canada.

The diverse group of over 25 PASSPORT participants are export-ready artists and artist managers from across the country working in just about every genre, all preparing for significant market development and export activities. The participants were selected from over 190 submissions based on their export marketing preparations, including participation in events like SXSW and Folk Alliance International in the U.S., The Great Escape in the UK, Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, and beyond. PASSPORT offers an opportunity not only to learn from experienced professionals with extensive knowledge and success in preparing artists for international export, and also from their peers.  See below, and visit passportmusic.ca/ - participants for a list of participants.

PASSPORT will run parallel Music Export Summits in Winnipeg and Halifax in February and March providing participants with market information and skills development on topics including export strategies and marketing global releases. The Winnipeg Summit will also include streams for Indigenous artists and managers, and Francophone artists and managers. In April, selected participants will take part in a follow-up masterclass event in Calgary that will further develop their export plans, support the creation of media assets for use in international marketing, and provide a showcase opportunity for international delegates. Passeport, the parallel program for Francophone artists and managers, is funded by Musicaction.

“Creativity, talent, passion, and drive are all key factors in building a sustainable career in the music industry,” says Sean McManus, Manitoba Music’s executive director. “Alongside that is a need to pilot the increasingly complex waters of international music releases, touring, and marketing. PASSPORT aims to help some of Canada’s hardest working music entrepreneurs develop the export business skills and acquire the international market knowledge to help build a stronger Canadian industry.”

2018 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Winnipeg
Nathalie Kleinschmit, Prairie Mix
Manuela Wuthrich, Nuela Charles
Heather Kelly, Valeo Arts Management
Stu Anderson, Mighty Cypress Talent
Marvin Chan, Samurai Champs
Tristan Orchard, Ripe Management
Mike Edel
David Cox, CLK Creative Works
Vanessa Kuzina, Six Shooter Records
Kathryn Hummel, Hummel Entertainment

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Indigenous
Andrew Morrison, Aakuluk Music
Amanda Rheaume
Leela Gilday
Matt Maw, RPM Records
Cris Derksen

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Halifax
Kyle McDonald, ZAUM
Peter Rowan, Peter Rowan Management
Michelle Robertson, Kilbride Music
Ruby Quase, Jones & Co.
Jon Landry, GroundSwell Music
Mar Sellars, Mar on Music
Dara Conrod, RGK Entertainment Group
Ahkinoah Izarh, AHI
Amie Therrien, Balsam Pier Music
Jon Weisz, Indie Montreal
Rachel Beck
Filbert Salton, KAYO

www.passportmusic.ca
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CHROMEO DEBUTS BEDROOM CALLING ​FEATURING THE-DREAM TODAY

SETS GLOBAL TOUR WITH CANADIAN DATES IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

NEW ALBUM HEAD OVER HEELS COMING SOON

Toronto, ON — January 29, 2018 — Legendary funk outfit, Chromeo, debuts Bedroom Calling featuring The-Dream – the second track from their forthcoming album, Head Over Heels. Listen here.

“We’ve been obsessed with The-Dream since ‘Fast Car’ from his first album. To us, he’s a modern day funk auteur, like Prince or El Debarge. This song pays homage to our favorite work of his,” says frontman, Dave 1, of the new glistening R&B jam.

Furthermore, the band is set to tour the world this spring and summer. With dates kicking off April 3 in Vancouver, the tour will continue with stops in Paris, Berlin and New York as well as appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound and more this summer.

Tickets for the dates go on sale this Friday, February 2 at 10 A.M. local time, with fan presales beginning tomorrow, January 30, at 12 P.M. local time (password: bedroomcalling). Online tickets purchased for most shows on the 2018 U.S. headline tour include a standard digital copy of Head Over Heels. Visit chromeo.net for more information.

Head Over Heels is out this spring. Watch the video for Juice, the first release from the album, here — The Guardian says it’s “a jaunty, electro-funk mega-banger” and Stereogum calls it “a smoothly squiggling single…which sounds like vintage Chromeo.”

Chromeo is the iconic duo of Montreal natives and high school best friends Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel). The group rose to prominence with their seminal 2007 release Fancy Footwork, heralding the dawn of the 80s electro-funk. Head Over Heels, their fifth full length, is their most polished, ambitious and collaborative work to date, featuring studio veterans like Pino Palladino (D’Angelo, The Who) and Jesse Johnson (Prince, The Time, D’Angelo) alongside guest appearances by DRAM, The-Dream and many more. It’s out later this year.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 3 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*

April 4 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo*
April 6 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater*
April 7 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater*
April 8 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades*
April 10 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s*
April 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl*
April 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
April 15 - Phoenix, AZ         - The Van Buren*
April 17 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s*
April 18 - Houston, TX - House of Blues*
April 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella
May 26 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
May 28 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 29 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Ballroom
May 30 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Melkweg Max
May 30-June 3 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
June 7-10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
June 11 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club†
June 14-17 - Dover, DE - Firefly Festival
June 15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5†
June 18 - Boston, MA - House of Blues†
June 19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore†
June 21 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall†
June 22 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre†
June 21-24 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
June 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue†
June 26 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC‡
June 28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks§
June 28-July 1 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
July 3 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall†

*with Phantoms
†with Pomo
‡with The Glitch Mob, Elohim
§with The Glitch Mob, Elohim and Kittens

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

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

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DCF RELEASES NEW SINGLE BRING A FRIEND

VIDEO FOR BRING A FRIEND PREMIERES  WITH BLACKBOOK

46 DATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH LIGHTS KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK

Toronto, ON – January 26, 2018 – Today, Toronto-based pop artist, DCF (aka David Charles Fischer), shares his infectious new single, Bring A Friend. The track is the first single from his debut LP – due out later this year on Entertainment One – and is accompanied by a video that perfectly captures the fun and cheeky nature of the song. Have a look at the video, which premiered today on BlackBook.

The video for Bring A Friend – which was directed by Sean L. T. Cartwright – was filmed on location in Toronto and features cameos by a number of local artists, including The Darcys, Ralph, eTalk’s Liz Trinnear, Harrison, Derek Hofman of Brighter Brightest, and 3OH!3’s Nate Motte – who collaborated with DCF on the previously released track, Sky Ferreira.

"I originally intended to write Bring A Friend for another artist,” DCF comments. “I had the concept, and I basically just wanted to write a crazy banger that somebody like Justin Bieber would want to put on his record. My producer, Derek, had sent me the track, and then we went in together to build it out. I listened to the demo on my walk back home to Chinatown. I ended up listening to it 16 times in a row and decided I had to keep the track for myself."

 

Audiences will get a taste of the songs from the new album when he hits the road with Lights as support for her 2018 North American tour (dates listed below). DCF has toured in support of Shawn Mendes, Lights, and Coleman Hell, and has hit the stage at festivals such as NXNE, CMW and Halifax Pop Explosion. He saw sold out headline shows at The Rivoli, The Piston and Adelaide Hall in Toronto on the back of his self-released Pop Songs EP.

“Crafts addictive hooks that are equal parts Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean.” – Complex Canada

“Creat[es] DIY pop that’s not only catchy, it’s clever.” – ANDPOP

“Bouncy, radio ready vibes.” – Complex Music

2018 TOUR DATES (w/LIGHTS):
January 30 & 31 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

February 2 – Seattle, WA – The Show Box
February 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
February 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
February 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
February 7 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
February 8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
February 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel Casino
February 10 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
February 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Grand at The Complex
February 13 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
February 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
February 16 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
February 17 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
February 19 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
February 20 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
February 21 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
February 22 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
February 23 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
February 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
February 26 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
February 27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
March 1 & 2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
March 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 4 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
March 6 – Buffalo, NT – Town Ballroom
March 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Small’s Theatre
March 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
March 9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
March 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
March 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
March 14 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
March 15 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
March 16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
March 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MLPS
March 27 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
March 29 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear
March 30 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
March 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Centre for the Performing Arts
April 3 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre
April 4 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
April 6 – Kitchener, ON – Elements Nightclub
April 7 – London, ON – London Music Hall

 

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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 | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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SANGO SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA NPR MUSIC

DETAILS NEW ALBUM IN THE COMFORT OF  DUE MARCH 16th VIA LAST GANG

WATCH SWEET HOLY HONEY  (FEAT. XAVIER OMÄR) NOW

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2018 – Today, Seattle-based producer, Sango, is back to announce the release date and track listing for his forthcoming album. In The Comfort Of will arrive on March 16th via Last Gang, and includes features from Jesse Boykins III, JMSN, Smino and more. In addition to the announcement, Sango is sharing a new video. Sweet Holy Honey features Xavier Omär, and is accompanied by a visual courtesy of director, Jon Salmon. Purchase and stream the track here.

"The inspiration for the video actually comes from the underlying meaning of the song," explains Sango. "I want the viewer/ listener to piece it together on their own so, I won't give too much away. 'Sweet Holy Honey' stems from cherishing the existence of women and the gift they bring to the world. When I approached Xavier Omär with this idea, I wanted him to write about how it may feel when you hold back the urge to have sex with a woman that you're in love with. It's not a typical love song."

In December, Sango released a short film titled South End set to One More Thing, the fifth track from In The Comfort Of. Watch Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär) here, and find the previously released South End, as well as album art and track listing for In The Comfort Of below.

WATCH South End -  https://youtu.be/HowhiPoO47E

In The Comfort Of Track List
1. His Name
2. Life Without God Is Nothing
3. Mateo 2.19 (feat. Romaro Franceswa & Dave B)
4. Speak
5. One More Thing
6. Dance for Blessings
7. Twogether (feat. Jesse Boykins III)
8. Chemistry (feat. JMSN)
9. Khlorine (feat. Smino)
10. Rude (feat. Jean Deaux)
11. Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär)
12. On Me (feat. Jon Bap)
13. When I'm Around You (feat. Naji)
14. Light-Skinned (feat. midnight)
15. Implications
16. Changing Channels (feat. James Vincent McMorrow)
17. Comfortable (feat. Ryan Ashley)

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About Last Gang:

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

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

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EONE MUSIC WELCOMES BIRDS OF BELLWOODS TO THEIR LABEL ROSTER

BAND IS GEARING UP FOR THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM VICTORIA

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2018 – Entertainment One Music is proud to announce the signing of Toronto-based indie-rock quartet, Birds Of Bellwoods.

“We’re thrilled to have Birds Of Bellwoods join eOne’s music roster,” says eOne Music/Last Gang General Manager, Chris Moncada. “Stephen, Kintaro, Adrian and Chris are some of the hardest working, passionate young musicians I’ve come across in some time, and the entire eOne team is looking forward to collaborating with them on great things for years to come.”

The group is a welcomed addition to the label’s roster, and will be gearing up for the release of their enthralling debut full-length album, Victoria, with the release of new singles, videos, and tour announcements – all coming soon.

"We are so excited to be a part of the eOne family, and we look forward to this next phase of our adventure,” the band comments. “It is an honour to be joining this roster of talented artists, and we believe the team's influence as collaborators will take Birds of Bellwoods to new heights. Let’s ride.”

Birds of Bellwoods are known for their lyrical storytelling, lush harmonies, and tight musicianship. With performances at iconic venues, including The Horseshoe Tavern, The Mod Club, and Yonge & Dundas Square, as well as festival plays at the likes of Festival D’ete, TURF, NXNE, and CBC Music Festival, the group is quickly establishing themselves as one of Toronto’s most unique emerging bands. Comprised of Stephen Joffe (lead vocals/mandolin), Adrian Morningstar (guitar/vocals), Chris Blades (banjo/electric guitar/vocals), and Kintaro Akiyama (upright bass/vocals), Birds of Bellwoods has managed to develop a hybrid sound that remains dynamic and accessible, while defying classification. Have a listen to the band’s lead single off the upcoming new album Let You Go – and check out their amazing cover of Portugal. The Man’s, Feel It Still.

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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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THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO RELEASES A NEW STANDARD TODAY

SIGNS TO ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE MY FAVOURITE THINGS

INTIMATE SHOW AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN
IN TORONTO ON FEBRUARY 13

Toronto, ON – January 19, 2018 – Being a Canadian jazz pianist means refining your own sound while standing on the shoulders of some of the greatest musicians to come from this country, or from anywhere, for that matter. Toronto’s Thompson Egbo-Egbo has done precisely that on his latest album, A New Standard, out today via Entertainment One Music Canada. Listen to the lead single, My Favourite Things, and purchase/stream the album now.

A New Standard is Thompson’s inaugural release through Entertainment One Music as a new signee, and a brilliant display of his limitless musical vision. It is the first made with his group consisting of drummer, Jeff Halischuk, and bassist, Randall Hall.  

“We’re extra excited to welcome Thompson Egbo-Egbo to the family. He’s the highest quality individual bringing the highest quality musicianship,” says Chris Taylor, Global President of Entertainment One Music. “We’re going to use our global platform to let the world know.”

Thompson will preview the album with an intimate performance at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on Tuesday, February 13th for a 40-minute set commencing at 9:00 pm. Admission is free.

As the album title playfully suggests, Egbo-Egbo’s song selection touches on relatively recent compositions by artists such as Bob Dylan and Radiohead, while deftly transforming some old favourites, with a particular nod to the legacy of John Coltrane. Interpreted another way, A New Standard represents Egbo-Egbo’s continuing evolution as a player, writer and arranger while staying true to a classic trio format.

However, the blending of old and new is only one facet of Egbo-Egbo’s musical personality. Balancing his world-class chops is a natural ability to infuse raw emotion into everything he plays, whether it’s a majestic take of the traditional Hebrew love song, Lo Baiom Velo Balyla, or a sly melding of Coltrane’s Mr. PC with the Spider-Man television show theme.

“My approach has always been to play in a way that sounds right to me, while at the same time creating stuff that’s accessible to as many people as possible,” Egbo-Egbo says. “I don’t see it as making concessions to the pop world or any other genre. We all have unlimited access to every kind of music now, so I feel I’m in a position to add whatever elements I’m interested in to my sound.”

That range of influences is further underscored by A New Standard’s opening combination of Benny Golson’s Whisper Not from 1956 and Sing To The Moon, the title track from British artist Laura Mvula’s 2013 Mercury Prize-nominated debut. Egbo-Egbo’s arrangement of the latter is the only vocal on A New Standard, performed by Toronto singer, Nikki Ponte, whom the pianist had met in Greece after her stint on the country’s version of the television show, The X Factor. Elsewhere on the album, You Must Believe In Spring is a tip of the cap to Bill Evans, while a jaunty take of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Favela adds some Brazilian flavour to the mix.

In many respects, cultural divisions have never mattered to Egbo-Egbo. Born in Nigeria, he came to Toronto with his family at the age of four and started playing piano two years later. His talents were quickly developed through a local music school, created specifically to provide neighbourhood kids with affordable lessons. Egbo-Egbo went on to study Jazz Performance at Toronto’s Humber College and then, with the help of a partial scholarship and several benefactors, attended Berkeley College of Music in Boston for three years.

He later expanded his studies into production and sound design, which led to composing music for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and performing with the London production of the popular Canadian stage play, Da Kink In My Hair. This in turn brought further opportunities, including playing for Quincy Jones, as well as for H.R.H Prince Charles, H.R.H. Prince Edward, and H.R.H. Prince Phillip. He also recorded and toured with Toronto R&B artists, Ayah and Saidah Baba Talibah, now known as Merna and SATE.

Perhaps one of Egbo-Egbo’s greatest career milestones came in 2007 when he was commissioned to produce a medley for that year’s Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a class that included no less than Joni Mitchell. This wealth of experience eventually resulted in Egbo-Egbo releasing his first solo album, Short Stories, in 2014. In some ways, it encapsulated his life’s journey to that point and laid the foundation for the exciting directions his music has taken on A New Standard.

When reflecting on his choices for A New Standard, Egbo-Egbo says, “It’s funny how sometimes songs become more meaningful after they’ve been recorded. For example, we’d been playing ‘Make You Feel My Love’ for some time just because it’s a beautiful melody, but after really absorbing the lyrics—both on Dylan’s original and Adele’s interpretation—it began to take on a much deeper significance for me and I’m really proud of the version on the album.

“And as far as doing Radiohead’s ‘Exit Music (For A Film),’ I’d heard it for the first time in a long time, and it suddenly struck me how many other pieces I heard within it, from Chopin to Jobim’s ‘How Insensitive.’ Once we worked it out as a trio, we knew we had to record it. It’s simply just a cool song.” Listen to the cover here.

Such boundless musical curiosity and inventiveness is what continues to drive Egbo-Egbo creatively, and also motivates him to help a new generation of Toronto kids to transcend their social and economic circumstances through music, just as the Dixon Hall Music School in Regent Park helped him. Specifically, the Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo Arts Foundation has run a program in the Jane/Finch neighbourhood teaching composition to kids, and has also collaborated with Regent Park urban music artist Mustafa the Poet on a video, Spectrum Of Hope, intended in part to showcase the community’s revitalization.

Egbo-Egbo’s mantra has long been that you always make the best choice if you have a choice. Perhaps it could be added that music is rarely ever the wrong choice. “I was very fortunate when I was a kid,” he says. “So I feel I kind of have a responsibility to be an example of how when you give a kid opportunities, it can lead to real results. Some people still don’t realize how isolated many communities are, so engaging with them, and encouraging others to do likewise, will always be the main goal of my Foundation, and, in essence, my music as well.”

Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio Live at The Horseshoe Tavern
February 13 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern - 9:00 pm

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

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POP EVIL RELEASE COLORS BLEED MUSIC VIDEO AND SINGLE

ALL NEW S/T LP OUT FEBRUARY 16, 2018
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

2018 MUSIC OVER WORDS TOUR ON SALE NOW
VIP/M&G PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Toronto, ON – January 19, 2018 – POP EVIL have released a new music video today for their newest single, Colors Bleed, alongside an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Magazine seen here. The band brought back director, Columbia Tatone, who also directed the recent Waking Lions video.

"The #MeToo movement has been a paramount inspiration to my creative endeavours,"says Tatone. "The courage of individuals has inspired and empowered me, not only as a female director but as a truth-seeker." 

“'Colors Bleed' highlights togetherness: standing together against global issues. #MeToo has put the spotlight on equality, and through this video, we were able to portray the many ways we’re pitted against each other and how we can’t fight fire with more fire. As men and women, we have come alongside one another and stand together peacefully. I’m grateful and honoured that Pop Evil invited me to collaborate with them and be a part of their journey."

This is the second song we've heard from POP EVIL off of their new LP slated for release next month. The band debuted Waking Lions back in October, and it is quickly approaching Top 5 at Rock Radio with no signs of slowing down. 

Both Waking Lions and Colors Bleed serve as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the new LP on iTunes will get the songs as instant downloads.

POP EVIL also had the opportunity to have their song, Be Legendary, debut on ESPN during last week's 2018 CFB Playoff National Championship game. ESPN loved it so much they picked up the song for the rest of the NCAA College Basketball Season.

A studio video, which was directed by close friend, Ryan Doyle. surrounding their time spent at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville this past summer, was released last week. The video, seen here, is the first in a series of videos to come. It documents the band living together as they embarked on the writing process for their fifth studio LP. 

The band will embark on the Music Over Words Tour, which will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new, self-titled LP. Additionally, POP EVIL is confirmed for festival dates Carolina Rebellion on Friday, May 5th , and Fort Rock on Sunday, April 29th .

The massive US tour kicks off on February 14th in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at the Kewadin Casino. The band will hit both sides of the U.S. coast before wrapping things up at The Fillmore in Detroit on April 6th. Band VIP goes on sale Tuesday, January 23rd  at www.popevilvip.com.PALAYE ROYALE and label-mates BLACK MAP will serve as support for all dates. 

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:
February 2 – Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA
February 14 – Kewadin Casino – Sault Ste. Marie MI
February 15 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
February 16 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
February 17 – Music Hall – Minneapolis, MN
February 18 – Wool’s – Des Moines, IA
February 20 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
February 21 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
February 23 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
February 24 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
February 25 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
February 27 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
February 28 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
March 1 – Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
March 2 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 3 – Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
March 5 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
March 6 – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
March 8 – The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
March 9 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
March 10 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 11 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
March 13 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
March 14 – The Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 16 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
March 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA 
March 20 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
March 22 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
March 23 – Aura – Portland, ME
March 24 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
March 25 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
March 27 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
March 28 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
March 29 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
March 30 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
March 31 – Truman Theater – Kansas City, MO
April 2 – Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, MO
April 4 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
April 5 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
April 6 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
April 7 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
April 20 – Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre – Las Vegas, NV
April 27 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
April 28 – Markham Park – Sunrise, FL
May 4 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte, NC
May 25 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
June 2 – Rock Am Ring – Mendig, Germany
June 3 – Rock Im Park – Nurnberg, Germany
June 9 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden
July 1 – Shine Festival – Bucharest, Romania
July 6 – Rock For People – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

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

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VAN WILLIAM RELEASES COUNTRIES TODAY VIA FANTASY RECORDS

NATIONAL TOUR WITH FIRST AID KIT INCLUDES DATES IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND MONTREAL

One of 2018’s first great folk-rock records” - UPROXX

Toronto, ON – Janaury 19, 2018 – 
Today, Van William releases his debut full-length album, Countries, via Fantasy Records. UPROXX called Countries “one of 2018’s first great folk-rock records...a thoughtful, tender reflection on what has been, and what is yet to come.” Read UPROXX’s full interview with Van here.

Written in a secluded part of the Sierra Nevada and recorded in Stinson Beach, CA., Countries was co-produced by Van and Brian Phillips and features contributions from Dawes drummer, Griffin Goldsmith, POP ETC singer, Chris Chu (who plays bass on the album) and keyboardist, Tam Visher. The album is Van's first as a solo artist after leading his bands, Port O'Brien and WATERS. The songs came to light in the midst of a period of major life changes for Van; a devastating relationship heartbreak and the self-examination that followed his father's retirement from 49 years of commercial salmon fishing in Alaska.

Van’s music has earned praise from NPR Music and Buzzbands.LA, who called the tracks “classic songwriting ferrying yesterday’s melancholy and tomorrow’s hopes on vessels of indelible melodies and poignant lyrics.” The album’s first single, Revolution featuring First Aid Kit, has climbed into the Top 5 at Triple A radio. The album’s just released second single, is the irresistible, Before I Found You

Countries follows Van’s critically acclaimed Revolution EP, released in September, which also earned praise from NPR, Stereogum and The Wild Honey Pie, who called the music “therapeutic and celebratory.”

This Monday, January 22nd, Van wraps a three-week residency at LA’s Moroccan Lounge with a special show celebrating the album’s release. Each week has featured special guests that have so far included, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Springtime Carnivore and Fruit Bats. Later this month Van will join First Aid Kit on an international tour, full routing below.

Listen and buy Countries here.

COUNTRIES TRACKLIST:
1. Before I Found You
2. Revolution
3. Fourth of July
4. The Country
5. Don’t Take My Love
6. Never Had Enough Of You
7. The Middle
8. Skyward
9. You’ll Be On My Mind
10. Cosmic Sign
11. Taking Love

VAN WILLIAM TOUR DATES:
January 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
January 24 - Oakland, CA - The Fox*
January 26 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom *
January 27 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater *
January 28 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater *
January 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theater *
February 1 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
February 2 - Chicago, IL - Riviera *
February 3 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall *
February 5 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
February 6
 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
February 7 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
February 9 - Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre *
February 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
February 13 - New York, NY - Beacon Theater *
February 15 - Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
February 17 - Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
February 24 - Glasgow, UK - 02 Academy *
February 26 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall *
February 27 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall *
March 1 - London, UK - The Roundhouse *
March 2 - London, UK - The Roundhouse *
March 3 - London, UK - Omeara
March 5 - Paris, FR - La Cigale *
March 6 - Brussels, BE - AB Main Hall *
March 7 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso *
March 8 - Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle *
March 10 - Hamburg, DE - Grosse Freiheit *
March 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega *
March 13 - Oslo, NO - Spektrum *
March 14 - Malmo, SE - Concert House *
March 15 - Goteborg, SE - Lisebergshallen *
March 16 - Stockholm, SE - Waterfront Congress Centre *
March 17 - Stockholm, SE - Stockholm Waterfront *
March 19 - Helsinki, FI - House of Culture *

* = supporting First Aid Kit

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MOON TAXI RELEASE NEW LP LET THE RECORD PLAY TODAY VIA RCA RECORDS

TWO HIGH FEATURED IN 2018 JEEP COMPASS COMMERCIAL

LET THE RECORD PLAY TOUR KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 1


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.” – Rolling Stone

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.” – NPR

Sing-along songs and catchy, jam-worthy interludes.” – Noisey

Toronto, ON – January 19, 2018 –
Today, Nashville’s own alt-rock-five-piece band, Moon Taxi, releases their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Let The Record Play via RCA Records. Stream or purchase the album here. Produced and mixed by Spencer Thomson (the band’s guitarist), Let The Record Play is a triumphant moment of rock-pop exploration that proves that Moon Taxi is a rare band that can address the temperature of our turbulent times while also providing the euphoric musical escapism we so badly need.

Tying into the album release, the band performed their hit single Two High on The TODAY Show/Megyn Kelly TODAY. The song is a global streaming hit, reaching #1 at Triple A Radio, is being played on Sirius XM’s The Spectrum, Alt Nation and Jam On, and has garnered over 74 million streams on Spotify alone. Watch the video for Two High here. Two High is also being featured in the 2018 Jeep Compass commercial, watch here.

Let The Record Play is a document of one of the most creative bands to emerge from Nashville's immensely fertile landscape – and one that has been thriving on the festival scene for years, bringing their electric performances to Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and beyond. Beloved enough in their hometown to sell out two nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium this past October, this LP, their RCA Records debut, is certain to catapult them even higher.  

In support of Let The Record Play, Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer) will embark on their Let The Record Play tour starting in February followed by a performance at Bonnaroo in June.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 1 – Boone, NC – Schaefer Performing Arts Center
February 2 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
February 3 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
February 8 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
February 9 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
February 10 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nellie’s
February 14 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
February 15 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
February 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
February 17 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
March 2 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – One Big Holiday 2018
March 23 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 24 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 25 – Houston, TX – In Bloom Fest
April 4 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
April 5 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
April 7 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
April 12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
April 14 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
May 17 – Baltimore, MD – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 7-10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 14-15 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Music & Arts Festival

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CADENCE WEAPON’S NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT TODAY

PURCHASE AND STREAM NOW

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

“Since letting some light in, and showing some openness to more conventional production, Pemberton has crafted his most fully-realized and best album yet.” - Beatroute

“It’s a record that invites listeners in and finds us
truly getting to know Pemberton on a new level.” –
CBC Music

“…his most provocative and well-executed album and a high water mark
 for hip-hop on this continent.”
Exclaim!

Always a literate, smart and — mainly — narrative rap artist, Rollie Pemberton was always married to his own muse and chasing none of the day’s trends. That’s why he can make an album that sounds as old skool and near-classic hip hop as this 12-track album does…” – Vancouver Sun

Toronto, ON – January 19, 2018 –  Today, Cadence Weapon releases his much anticipated, new self-titled album via eOne Music. The album is his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, which was second to be nominated for a Polaris Music Prize. The album premiered via CBC Music in Canada, and Hype Machine in the US. Purchase and stream Cadence Weapon here.

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

Fans were able to sample the new project through a series of singles, including ode to the condo boom High Rise, independence anthem, Large, self-assured verses on  Don’t Talk To Me (prod. FrancisGotHeat), and the critically acclaimed Kaytranada-produced,  My Crew (Woooo).

Cadence will be sharing the new music on stage this winter, as he has announced new tour dates in Ontario and Quebec, commencing with a spot at Hillside Inside Festival in Guelph, ON on February 9, through March, supporting New York trio, Too Many Zooz. See below for a complete list of dates.  

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

TOUR DATES:
February 9 – Hillside Inside – Guelph, ON
March 26 – Warehouse Concert Hall – St. Catharines, ON*
March 27 – London Music Hall – London, ON*
March 29 – The 27 Club – Ottawa, ON*
March 30 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON*
March 31 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC*
*with Too Many Zooz

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Cadence Weapon on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/cadenceweapon

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EPIDEMIC MUSIC GROUP CELEBRATES GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ACHIEVEMENT WITH OFFICIAL CEREMONY ON JANUARY 20

CEREMONY IS AT THE CENTRE OF BRAND NEW TWO-DAY WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL: WINTERSONG

FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 19 & 20 IN STOUFFVILLE’S DOWNTOWN CORE

OVER 50 MUSICAL ACTS SET TO PERFORM

Toronto, ON – January 17, 2018 – At midnight on April 5, 2017, the music finally stopped at Stouffville’s Earl of Whitchurch, and the celebrating began! Epidemic Music Group set out to break the world record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, and on that evening they met their goal! The group submitted 437 hours of continuous concert, to try and cinch the Guinness World Record. This week, the Guinness reps officially confirmed those numbers and dubbed Epidemic’s event the world’s Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. Epidemic will celebrate the victory with a ceremony this Saturday, back where it all started – in Stouffville.

Over 450 Canadian musical acts performed live music ‘round the clock for 18+ days. Months of organization by Kevin Ker and Epidemic Music Group, along with a massive group of industry leaders, passionate volunteers, sponsors, charities and music lovers, went into preparing for this record-breaking event. Audiences (which, according to the Guinness rules and regulations for this record, could never drop below 10 people at any given point) were treated to a diverse line-up of musical performances, spanning genres from rock, pop, country, folk, and beyond, as well as some exciting special guests. In addition to stellar live music, each day showcased and highlighted a different Canadian charity – helping to bring awareness and support to important organizations across the country. Over $90,000 was raised for the charities, including the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Epidemic will be celebrating the win with a ceremony this Saturday, January 20, at 2:00pm at 620 Main Street, Stouffville. The ceremony is also at the centre of a brand new festival that Epidemic, in partnership with the Town of Stouffville, is launching: Wintersong – a two-day winter music festival with 50+ bands performing in multiple venues along Stouffville’s Main Street.

The inaugural festival, which will take place on January 19 and 20, was curated to reflect the rich musical talent in York-Durham region, and contains 75% artists with ties to that area. In addition, the lineup is 100% Canadian, and was carefully designed to ensure that female performers receive as much stage time as their male counterparts.  Performances will include a solo set from Reuban and the Dark, Stephen Stanley Band, Ben Hudson, FXRRVST, Kingdom of Birds, Future History, Caves, and many more. Ice sculptures, hot chocolate, food vendors and local artisans will be invited to create a magical winter wonderland in the downtown core.

The Wintersong Hub (6280 Main Street, Stouffville) will be a meeting place for those looking for more information about the festival, and will feature intimate performances from some of the region’s most talented musicians.

For more information, or to coordinate media on-site, please contact:
Joely McEwen: joelymcewen@rogers.com / 416-458-2508
Kevin Ker: 647-502-4138

WINTERSONG
Friday, January 19: 8:00pm – 2:00am
Saturday, January 20: 12:30pm – 2:00am
Schedule and venue information can be found at epidemicmusicgroup.ca

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THE PROJEKTOR TO RELEASE NEW EP ON FEBRUARY 16

EP IS THE FINAL PART IN SET OF THREE RELEASES

MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE FAKE CASTLES 
PREMIERES VIA LIVE IN LIMBO

Toronto, ON – January 17, 2018 –
 Toronto-born bassist/singer/songwriter, Alex St. Kitts, has trekked around the world performing with Canadian and international acts alike, and is now delving into his own solo projects as The Projektor. St. Kitts is gearing up to release his Part iii EP – the final installment in a three-part set of releases, which will come together as a full-length album. Part i and ii are out now, and Part iii (plus the full record) will be available on February 16th. Watch the video for the new single, Fake Castles, which premiered on Live In Limbo today.

Fake Castles is about feeling alone even though you're in a crowd, and trying to break through the barriers we all build in our minds,” says Alex St. Kitts about the Fake Castles music video. “I wanted to reflect those ideas in the video, which is why the director (Victor   Oly) and myself decided to use masks, as well as the symbol of the all seeing eye. We wanted to build on the idea that you can hide from everybody else, but you can't hide from who you are. Eventually we need to break free and become who we are meant to be.

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

This record is really personal for me... every song shares a big piece of myself,” says St. Kitts. “As a person of mixed ethnicity, I've struggled to find my identity within the social contracts we all play by everyday and I think I put a lot of that into this EP.  As an artist, I'm using it as a vehicle to drive home my thoughts on race, inclusivity and relationships in (and out) of love.”

TOUR DATES:
February 17 – Toronto, ON – 3030 Dundas West
February 23 – Newmarket, ON – Market Brewing Company
March 2 – Ottawa, ON– Rainbow Bistro

THE PROJEKTOR TRACKLISTING:
Part i
1.     Why Won’t You Say
2.     Raggedy Anne
3.     Believe
Part ii
1.     Don't Say Love
2.     Fake Castles
3.     She Does
4.     In a Dream
5.     Love Sick
6.     Sweet Surrender
7.     Love Shines
Part iii
1.     Alright
2.     Weapon
3.     Do What We Do
4.     Remember
5.     Long Shot
6.     Lonely Road
7.     White Doves (ft. Joseph Recinos)

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS CONFIRM EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NEW ALBUM TEARING AT THE SEAMS OUT MARCH 9th
ON STAX RECORDS

ANNOUNCE DATES IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – January 17, 2018 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
will take their celebrated live show on the road this spring and summer with an extensive run of North American dates including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. Tickets for the dates are on sale Friday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m. local time, and can be purchased at nathanielrateliff.com. See below for complete details.

The tour will support the band’s highly anticipated new album, Tearing at the Seams, out March 9th, 2018 on Stax Records. The album is available for pre-order here. You Worry Me, the lead single off Tearing at the Seams, is out now—listen to the track here. Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio.

For the first record, I demo’ed everything up and created most of the parts,” says Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere together. We should all have that experience together.” The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andy Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey (saxophone).

The band continues to make an immediate and lasting impression on late night television with performances on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (twice), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, as well as on PBS’ Austin City Limits and A Prairie Home Companion. Last year, the band released their first-ever full-length concert recording, Live at Red Rocks, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats’ self-titled, 2015 debut album has sold one million copies globally, and is certified Gold in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Platinum in Canada and Silver in the U.K. Their hit single S.O.B. is certified Platinum in the U.S. and Canada and Gold in Switzerland.

TEARING AT THE SEAMS TRACK LIST:
1. Shoe Boot
2. Be There
3. A Little Honey
4. Say It Louder
5. Hey Mama
6. Babe I Know
7. Intro
8. Coolin’ Out
9. Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)
10. You Worry Me
11. Still Out There Running
12. Tearing at the Seams

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TOUR DATES:
May 5—Tampa, FL—Jannus Landing*
May 6—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Festival
May 8—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore*
May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz*
May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company*
May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater*
May 14—Richmond, VA—The National
May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem
May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall
May 19—Montreal, QUE—MTelus Theater

May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly
Island†
June 2—Buffalo, NY—Artpark Amphitheater†
June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautical†
June 5—Cooperstown, NY— Brewery Ommegang
June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion‡
June 9—Queens, NY—Forest Hills Stadium†
August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads
August 5—Minneapolis, MN—Palace Theater
August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre
August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater
August 10—Portland, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater
August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater
August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
August 22— Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§

*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
† w/ The Head & The Heart
‡w/ Deer Tick
§w/ Tank and the Bangas

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SYLVAN ESSO RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE PARAD(w/m)E

PERFORMED SONG ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

NOMINATED FOR A 2018 GRAMMY®

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – January 16, 2018 – Hot off the back of their nomination for Best Dance/Electronic album at the GRAMMY®s, Sylvan Esso reveal their brand new single, Parad(w/m)e.  Click here to listen to it.  The band performed the single for the first time on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 11th, as well. Watch the performance hereParad(w/m)e follows their critically acclaimed second album, What Now, which was released on Loma Vista Records last year.

With a pulsating synth arrangement juxtaposed with Amelia’s cut-glass vocals, Parad(w/m)e is an intoxicating blend of musical influences and astute lyricism, showcasing Sylvan Esso at the top of their game. With a GRAMMY nomination now under their belts, the band continue to evolve sonically and lyrically, and position themselves at the helm of pioneering pop.

The band are continuing to add dates to their 2018 tour, which includes their largest headlining shows to date - in July at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Berkeley, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, two dates in Toronto, and more. See all tour dates below.

Sylvan Esso's second album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved - the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 - which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It's an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two - What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfilment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion. It's a record about falling in love and learning that it won't save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one's own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realization that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written- produced masterfully, sang fearlessly- to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Sylvan Esso Tour Dates
January 27, 2018 - Singapore, Singapore - Laneway Festival
January 29, 2018 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival
January 31, 2018 - Melbourne, AU - Corner Hotel
February 2, 2018 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival
February 3, 2018 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival
February 4, 2018 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival
February 8, 2018 - Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
February 10, 2018 - Brisbane, AU - Laneway Festival
February 11, 2018  - Fremantle, AU - Laneway Festival
February 13, 2018 - Honolulu, HI – The Republik
March 1-4, 2018 - Okeechobee, FL - Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
March 4, 2018 - Punta Cana, DR - One Big Holiday
March 9-10, 2018 - New Orleans, LA – Buku Music & Arts Project
March 17, 2018  - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
March 19, 2018 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
March 20, 2018 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
March 22, 2018 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
March 23, 2018 - Tempe, AZ - Innings Festival
March 24-25, 2018 - Houston, TX - In Bloom Music Festival
March 26, 2018 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
March 27, 2018 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman
March 29, 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
March 30, 2018 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
March 31, 2018 - North Adams, MA - MASS MoCA
April 2, 2018 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
April 3, 2018 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
April 4, 2018 - Providence, RI – The Strand
April 6, 2018 - Richmond, VA - The National
April 7, 2018 - Knoxville, TN - Mill + Mine
May 27, 2018 - London, UK - All Points East Festival
May 29, 2018 - Istanbul, Turkey - Salon IKSV
June 1-3, 2018 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
June 7-10, 2018 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 10, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
July 12, 2018  - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
July 13, 2018 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheatre
July 14, 2018 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
July 16, 2018 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
July 18, 2018 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 20, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Co.
July 21, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
July 22, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
July 23, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
July 26, 2018 - Washington, DC - Anthem
July 27, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - XPN Fest
July 28, 2018 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 30, 2018 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
July 31, 2018 - Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall
August 1, 2018 - Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall

August 2, 2018 - Burlington, VT - The Green at Shelburne Museum

Praise for What Now:

“What Now is accessible in every sense of the word, but after several spins, it'll pull you much deeper than one might initially think.”Exclaim!

"What Now is about surrendering your inhibitions in order to make room for forces bigger than yourself: sound that inspires movement, vulnerability that inspires reflection, love that inspires awe." - NPR

“It's a brief but dazzling tour through what sounds like a Super Mario rave held on the dark side of Rainbow Road... They’re tracks that prove, no matter what your band's setup is, it doesn’t take much more than a voice as nimble and affecting as Amelia Meath's to connect.” - Entertainment Weekly

"The sophomore album from the electronic pop duo offers a biting, withering take on pop music, full of crisp humor while still finding real moments of tenderness." - Pitchfork

"What Now exudes more confidence and sonic color: Meath....now implements a more dynamic attack with some cabaret twang here, some R&B roar there. And Sanborn's production had billowed into 3-D, weaving synthetic tones with organic flourishes" - Relix

"Their sophomore album continues the band's journey into gorgeously layered noise, as evidenced on their latest single, "Die Young," which lets Meath's voice shine through brightly textured synths." - Elle Magazine

"...their sound is distinctive and largely theirs alone: It is Sanborn’s electronic beats and burbles that manage to never feel cluttered or heavy, coupled with Meath’s lyrics, dripping with urgency and delivered in her flawless croon." - Consequence of Sound

"...there was a probing poetry to the songs, real artistry and depth inside the shabby geniality, which also marked the 2014 debut album, Sylvan Esso. What Now, the second album, builds on that with some added sophistication..." - KPCC

Buy/ Stream Parad(w/m)e:
Spotify:  http://found.ee/SE_PARADwmE_Spotify
iTunes:  http://found.ee/SE_PARADwmE_iTunes
Apple:  http://found.ee/SE_PARADwmE_Apple
Amazon:  http://found.ee/SE_PARADwmE_AMZ
Google:  http://found.ee/SE_PARADwmE_Google

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RHYE RELEASE NEW TRACK SONG FOR YOU

SOPHOMORE ALBUM BLOOD DUE OUT
FEBRUARY 2ND VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

PRE-ORDER NOW

LAUDED AS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF  2018 BY CBC MUSIC, EXCLAIM!, PITCHFORK, NPR, STEREOGUM AND MORE

MONTREAL AND TORONTO SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON — January 12, 2018 — Today, RHYE releases Song for You, the latest track off their highly-anticipated sophomore album, BLOOD, due out February 2, 2018 via Last Gang Records. The song is available to stream and download here. BLOOD follows RHYE’s debut album, Woman, which was released in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. The album is available for pre-order now here. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of Song for You, as well as previously released tracks, Count To Five, Taste, and Please

“'Song for You' was written for her. Listen to it in a way where it becomes your own,” shared RHYE frontman, Milosh. “It holds a lot of emotion and occupies a special place both in my heart and as the heart of this new album.”

Song For You is the fourth song RHYE has shared from BLOOD, which was formally announced last month alongside the release of track, Count To Five. Earlier in the fall, the group released single, Taste, which were lauded as, “reserved, understated, and brilliant” by NPR Music, and “busy but not cluttered, sexy but not serious” by Pitchfork. Directed and produced by digital programming brand, DanceOn, the song’s stunning accompanying music video can be seen here. RHYE treated fans to an early taste of new music earlier this Summer with the release of tracks, Please and Summer Days, and the Roosevelt Remix for Summer Days. Watch the videos for Please here, and Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix) here.

Next month, RHYE will embark on a tour that will kick off on February 1st in Mexico City, and visit cities across North America , with  stops in Montreal and Toronto in March, and Europe going into the spring. Tickets for all dates are available for purchase now. See below for a complete schedule and ticket links.

Listen to Song for You
Apple Music:  http://found.ee/Rhye-SongForYou-AppleMusic
iTunes:  http://found.ee/Rhye-SongForYou-iTunes
Spotify:  http://found.ee/Rhye-SongForYou-Spotify
Amazon:  http://found.ee/Rhye-SongForYou-Amazon
Google Play:  http://found.ee/Rhye-SongForYou-GooglePlay
Deezer:  http://found.ee/Rhye-SongforYou-Deezer

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

March 6, 2018 - Detroit, MI - El Club - Tickets
March 8, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - Tickets
March 9, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Club - Tickets
March 17, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum - Tickets
March 23, 2018 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo - Tickets  - SOLD OUT
March 24, 2018 - Zurich, CH - M4 Music Festival
March 25, 2018 - Brussels, BE - AB Club - Tickets
March 27, 2018 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega - Tickets - SOLD OUT
March 28, 2018 - Stockholm, SE - Vasateatern - Tickets
March 30, 2018 - Berlin, DE - Funkhaus - Tickets - SOLD OUT
March 31, 2018 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan - Tickets
April 1, 2018 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso - Tickets
April 3, /2018 - London, UK - KOKO - Tickets - SOLD OUT
April 4, 2018 - London, UK - Heaven - Tickets
June 7-9, 2018 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival - Tickets
 

Pre-order BLOOD: http://smarturl.it/blood-ca
 

About Rhye:

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

About Last Gang:

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

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

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES NEW SINGLE HIGH RISE

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

SELF-TITLED ALBUM DUE NEXT FRIDAY JANUARY 19 VIA EONE MUSIC

LISTEN TO FIRST PLAY PREMIERE AT CBC MUSIC

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – January 12, 2018 – Only a week away from the release of his upcoming self-titled album, rapper Cadence Weapon shares his new single, High Rise. Serving as the follow up to previous singles, Large, Don’t Talk To Me, and the critically acclaimed, My Crew (Woooo), High Rise is the fourth track from the album, set for release on January 19, 2018 via eOne Music. Get a first listen at CBC Music, and pre-order the album here.

With Montreal producer, Jacques Greene, at the helm, High Rise is a bold look at city life and the condo boom. 

“’High Rise’ was inspired by my experience looking for a place to live when I first moved to Toronto. It made me imagine a demonic real estate agent chanting at me to give up the search for a house, to move into a condo,” Cadence says of the inspiration for the track. “I think many people are dealing with rampant gentrification and the erosion of community today so I decided to write a protest song about it.”

Cadence will be sharing the new music on stage this winter, as he has announced new tour dates in Ontario and Quebec, commencing with a spot at Hillside Inside Festival in Guelph, Ontario on February 9, through March, supporting New York trio, Too Many Zooz. See below for a complete list of dates.

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

Pre-order Cadence Weapon: http://smarturl.it/cadenceweapon
Cadence Weapon on Spotify:  http://spoti.fi/2CJszdn

TOUR DATES:
February 9 – Hillside Inside – Guelph, ON
March 26 – Warehouse Concert Hall – St. Catharines, ON*
March 27 – London Music Hall – London, ON*
March 29 – The 27 Club – Ottawa, ON*
March 30 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON*
March 31 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC*
*with Too Many Zooz

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JAYLI WOLF RELEASES COVER OF SAM ROBERTS’ HARD ROAD

SONG FEATURED ON SERIES PREMIERE OF
CBC’S NEW LEGAL DRAMA BURDEN OF TRUTH

Toronto, ON – January 11, 2018 – Today, actress and musician, Jayli Wolf – lead singer of the pop duo, Once A Tree – releases a gorgeous rendition of the Sam Roberts classic song, Hard Road. The track was recorded for the brand new legal drama, Burden Of Truth, which debuted last night, Wednesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, and was featured in the opening episode. Stream the beautiful cover here.

The track was produced by the show’s Music Supervisor, David Hayman, and mixed by Josh Bowman and Tim Foy at the Nelson Room, and features an all-star cast of musicians, including Anna Ruddick on bass, Derek Downham (The Beauties, Broken Social Scene) on percussion and strings, and Kelsey McNulty (Great Lake Swimmers) on piano.

"I have always been a huge Sam Roberts fan, so when I got the call about recording a cover, I pretty much screamed yes,” says Jayli. “It was amazing working in the studio with The Supergroup on a classic song like Hard Road." 

The opening scene of Burden Of Truth depicts the show’s main character, Joanna, journeying back to her small hometown where she is vilified and must battle for the truth. Hard Road was the perfect fit for this scene, and show music supervisor, David Hayman, knew that Jayli would offer a captivating take on the song. “I’ve always had Jayli in my sights and we have both wanted to connect creatively for some time,” comments Hayman. “I have a great history with Sam Roberts and his team, and I knew they would love the idea of a West Coast vocalist like Jayli carrying this torch”.

Once A Tree – the husband and wife duo of Jayli Wolf and Hayden John Wolf – are breaking boundaries while connecting listeners through their genre-bending sound and impactful lyrics forged from personal experiences. Their debut EP, Thousand Lives, was released in the summer of 2015, followed by their debut full-length album, Phoenix, which was released this past November, garnering acclaim from the likes of Complex, Hypebeast, and Rolling Stone – who named the group as one of their Artists You Need To Know for November 2017. Have a look at the video for The Sea, which was featured on Phoenix.

A CBC original series, Burden Of Truth, is produced by ICF Films, Entertainment One (eOne) and Eagle Vision. The series is created by Bradley Simpson (Rookie Blue, King) and executive produced by Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People, Cardinal) and Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty and the Beast). Burden Of Truth is co-executive produced by Kyle Irving, Lisa Meeches (Taken, Ice Road Truckers) and Sonia Hosko (Saving Hope), with Adam Pettle (Saving Hope) serving as showrunner. Associate producers are Tyson Caron and Hannah Johnson, with consulting producer Lynn Coady. Additional writers on the series are Bradley Simpson, Lynn Coady, Shannon Masters, Graeme Stewart, Eric Putzer, and Laura Good.

Burden Of Truth is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Manitoba Film and Music, and with the assistance of the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.

onceatreemusic.com
soundcloud.com/onceatree

About FORESEEN Entertainment
FORESEEN Entertainment is an artist collective based out of Toronto, dedicated to exposing cutting edge talent. FORESEEN invests in talented creative artists, who can provide content that we can expose to a global audience. FORESEEN is dedicated to exposing talented artists and not creating them.  FORESEEN is not involved in the production or creative direction of the art. We simply take the finished art we believe in and expose it.  Although FORESEEN may consult on the content assets to promote the art, we are investing in the artist’s’ creative direction, while placing our value and equity in our ability to help manage, and expose that art. foreseenent.com

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POP EVIL POST BEHIND THE SCENES NASHVILLE STUDIO FOOTAGE

ALL NEW S/T LP OUT FEBRUARY 16, 2018
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

2018 MUSIC OVER WORDS TOUR ON SALE NOW
VIP/M&G PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Toronto, ON – January 11, 2018 – POP EVIL has released a behind the scenes studio video surrounding their time spent at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville this past summer. The video, the first in a series of videos to come, documents the band living together as they embarked on the writing process for their fifth studio LP. Watch it here

The band will embark on the Music Over Words Tour, which will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new, self-titled LP. Additionally, POP EVIL is confirmed for festival dates Carolina Rebellion on Friday, May 5th , and Fort Rock on Sunday, April 29th

The massive US tour kicks off on February 14th  in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at the Kewadin Casino. The band will hit both sides of the U.S. coast before wrapping things up at The Fillmore in Detroit on April 6th . Band VIP goes on sale Tuesday at www.popevilvip.com. PALAYE ROYALE and label-mates, BLACK MAP, will serve as support for all dates. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:
February 2 – Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA
February 14 – Kewadin Casino – Sault Ste. Marie MI
February 15 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
February 16 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
February 17 – Music Hall – Minneapolis, MN
February 18 – Wool’s – Des Moines, IA
February 20 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
February 21 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
February 23 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
February 24 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
February 25 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
February 27 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
February 28 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
March 1 – Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
March 2 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 3 – Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
March 5 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
March 6 – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
March 8 – The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
March 9 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
March 10 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 11 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
March 13 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
March 14 – The Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 16 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
March 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA  
March 20 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
March 22 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
March 23 – Aura – Portland, ME
March 24 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
March 25 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
March 27 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
March 28 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
March 29 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
March 30 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
March 31 – Truman Theater – Kansas City, MO
April 2 – Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, MO
April 4 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
April 5 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
April 6 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
April 7 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
April 20 – Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre – Las Vegas, NV
April 27 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
April 28 – Markham Park – Sunrise, FL
May 4 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte, NC
May 25 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
June 2 – Rock Am Ring – Mendig, Germany
June 3 – Rock Im Park – Nurnberg, Germany
June 9 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden
July 1 – Shine Festival – Bucharest, Romania
July 6 – Rock For People – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

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

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RACHEL BECK TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MARCH 2

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE RECKLESS HEART

ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 2nd
ALONG WITH INSTANT-GRAT OF RECKLESS HEART

“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

Toronto, ON – January 10, 2018 – Rachel Beck’s voice is as captivating as the cadence in an exotic language, and yet is as familiar as your mother’s humming. Beck's rich, clear vocals gracefully dance above distinctive piano to create a fresh and compelling folk/pop sound. And whether you see this Canadian singer-songwriter 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.

On March 2nd, the PEI-based songstress will embark on her first solo venture, with the release of her self-titled album – a brand new collection of seven songs that lure the listener into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, taking the listener on a trek across a wide emotional range; from regret and grief to wonder and joy. Have a listen to the album opener, Reckless Heart, for a taste of the new record.

“My intention for this record was to combine the heart and honesty of folk with the hooks and sparkle of pop,” says Beck. “While writing the album, I looked inward more than I have ever done before. When You Left helped me process a winter of devastating loss, Fire In The Sky is an anthem of hope, and Nothing In Between is a self-portrait in song.”

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). Fans of the duo will be treated to subtle hints of that seamless sisterly harmonization for which they are known and loved; and yet, the songs explore new creative territory that is just as unexpected as it is fitting.

Fuelled by her recent collaborations in Music PEI’s 2017 Canadian Songwriter Challenge and ECMA's 2017 SOCAN Songhouse (with Brad Roberts of The Crash Test Dummies), Rachel Beck brings a sincerity, a rawness, and a sonic freedom to her new songs and her new sound that will wow you – so much that you will want to press play again and again.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Reckless Heart
  2. Hearts On Fire
  3. When You Left
  4. Fire In The Sky
  5. Nothing In Between
  6. Rewind
  7. This Little Light

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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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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUT NEW TRACK TRAMPLED DOWN BELOW VIA REVOLVER MAGAZINE

2018 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW
WITH STOPS ACROSS CANADA


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


ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

Toronto, ON – January 8, 2018 – Black Label Society has debuted a brand-new track titled, Trampled Down Below, from their brand new LP, Grimmest Hits, due out this month. 

The single is the third song the band has made available to the public. Just last month, the band released the music videos for Room Of Nightmares and All That's Once Shined.

Trampled Down Below, All That Once Shined, and Room of Nightmares are available as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes now will receive both songs as an instant download. The cover art can be seen below.

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR DATES
January 8 -  Montreal, QC @ M Telus* - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
January 9 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel* - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

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

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

Pre-order Grimmest Hits:

Digitally: http://smarturl.it/grimmesthits
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/grimmesthits/itunes
CD: https://www.indiemerch.com/eonemusic/item/54032

Black Label Society on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2mfdtpy

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OUR LADY PEACE REVEALS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FALLING INTO PLACE

VIDEO IS FINAL INSTALLMENT IN MINISERIES
FOR TRACKS FROM SOMETHINGNESS VOLUME 1 EP

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
AT PLEDGE MUSIC

ON TOUR IN 2018 WITH MATTHEW GOOD

Toronto, ON – January 8, 2018Our Lady Peace have teamed up with Alternative Nation to release the final video from their mini-documentary style series for each track from Volume 1 of their new album, Somethingness. As with the previous clips, Falling Into Place features YouTube star Matthew Santoro as a ride-share driver, and explores a unique look into personal stories that happen every day, all around us, in a new light. Watch the previous three “episodes” – Drop Me In The Water, and Hiding Place For Hearts and Nice To Meet You – to see the story unfold – and stay tuned for the video series that will accompany Somethingness Volume 2.

Somethingness is the band’s new two-volume EP series. Volume 1 is presently available via iTunes and Spotify – featuring Hiding Place For Hearts, Falling Into Place, Nice To Meet You, and Drop Me In The Water. The completion of the album, Volume 2 (which includes Ballad of A Poet – a heartfelt tribute to friend, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, who passed recently) is due out in early 2018. Fans can pre-order Somethingness now at Pledge Music and get cool limited merch and experiences including: participating in soundcheck, VIP music lessons from Our Lady Peace themselves, as well as exclusive sneak peeks at photos, video and new music. These packages also come with two VIP tickets to any of the upcoming tour dates.

The group has also announced that they will be co-headlining a 20 date Canadian tour in 2018 with Matthew Good. The dates with the two Canadian rock legends will run from March 1st, 2018 through March 31st, and will bring them from coast to coast. Tickets for the shows are available at www.ourladypeace.com, and the band has partnered with Plus 1 for the tour, with one dollar from each ticket sold being donated to War Child Canada. For more details on Plus 1, visit plus1.org, and for more on War Child Canada go to warchild.ca.

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

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MOON TAXI NEW LP LET THE RECORD PLAY OUT JANUARY 19TH

 

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

NEW SONG GOOD AS GOLD
INCLUDED AS INSTANT GRAT TRACK

TO PERFORM TWO HIGH ON THE TODAY SHOW JANUARY 12


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.” – Rolling Stone

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.” – NPR

Sing-along songs and catchy, jam-worthy interludes.” – Noisey

Toronto, ON – January 5, 2018 – 
Nashville’s own alt-rock-five-piece band, Moon Taxi, has released their new song, Good As Gold off their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Let The Record Play, which is set for release on January 19th via RCA Records. The feel-good anthem will have everyone ready to dance for days with its use of upbeat horns and keys. The band also released a lyric video for the track. Click here to listen/buy/watch. 

Good As Gold, as well as Let The Record Play, and single, Two High, are available as instant-grat tracks when fans pre-order the upcoming album. Pre-order is available at  all digital retailers hereGood As Gold, the most recent instant-grat track, has already become a fan favorite with over 1.5 million streams on Spotify in less than a month, available here

“Good as Gold is a song about empowerment. It’s about reaching that moment, that place where all your hard work pays off. It’s no coincidence that we wrote it as the Nashville Predators were fighting for the Stanley Cup last season. Team colors inspired the lyrics for sure,” says Wes Bailey (keyboardist).

Let The Record Play is a triumphant moment of rock-pop exploration that proves that Moon Taxi is a rare band that can address the temperature of our turbulent times while also providing the euphoric musical escapism we so badly need. Produced and mixed by Spencer Thomson (the band’s guitarist), Let The Record Play is a document of one of the most creative bands to emerge from Nashville's immensely fertile landscape – and one that has been thriving on the festival scene for years, bringing their electric performances to Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and beyond. Beloved enough in their hometown to sell out two nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium this past October, this LP – and their new relationship with RCA – is certain to catapult them even higher.   

Tying into the release of their upcoming album, the band will be performing their hit single, Two High, on January 12th on The Today Show/ Megyn Kelly TODAYThe song is a global streaming hit, it is a certified gold in Canada and has broken into the top 20 at Alternative Radio. In addition to reaching #1 at Triple A Radio in the US, it is being played on Sirius XM’s The Spectrum, Alt Nation and Jam On, and has garnered over 72 million streams on Spotify alone. The band recently released the official music video for Two High, which trails the band and their fans throughout the world, backstage and on stage at their electrifying live shows that have earned them millions of fans. Listen/watch the video for Two High here and to pre-order the album Let The Record Play.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 1 – Boone, NC – Schaefer Performing Arts Center
February 2 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
February 3 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
February 8 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
February 9 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
February 10 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nellie’s
February 14 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
February 15 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
February 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
February 17 – Kansas City, MO  – The Truman
March 2 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – One Big Holiday 2018
March 23 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 24 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 25 – Houston, TX – In Bloom Fest

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www.lettherecordplay.com

 

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AVATAR DEBUT NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO THE KING WANTS YOU

AVATAR COUNTRY DUE OUT JANUARY 12, 2018

WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCED 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – December 19, 2017 – 
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! — His royal majesty the King and His elite orchestra, AVATAR, have granted the Royal State Television Network (KTV) the right to release footage of their participation in recent battle through the popular medium of the “YouTube”.  This is within accommodation with their newest single, The King Wants You. The so-called “music video” is once again directed by Johan Carlén, overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.

As first heard on SiriusXM's Octane channel late last week, this is the second single and music video we've heard from the King with AVATAR off His new record titled, Avatar Country coming next month. 

The band initially released the single and “music video” for A Statue of the King last month. The visually stunning recording of a great Avatar Country celebration has gone on to receive high praise from around the world. Revolver Magazine called it a “powerful anthem” and Loudwire dubbed it “the band's most ambitious looking video yet.”

Both A Statue of the King, and, The King Wants You, have also been granted availability as iTunes instant gratification tracks. Meaning, fans and future Citizens who pre-order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. Both tracks are available on all streaming services now. 

Avatar, will release their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018, via Entertainment One. Avatar Country, will serve as the highly anticipated follow up to Feathers and Flesh, which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

The King will embark on a series of state visits this winter with very special guests, THE BRAINS (North America leg), OLD KERRY MCKEE (European leg) and sideshow extraordinaire,   HELLZAPOPPIN. Citizens and zealots may remember Hellzapoppin from the band’s 2012 music video for their single, Black Waltz. The Royal presence will first be felt in Columbus, OH on January 6 at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. The European round of state visits will start in Utrecht, Netherlands on March 13 and be concluded in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 7.

TRACKLIST:

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

TOUR DATES

Jan-06 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
Jan-07 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
Jan-09
 — Montreal, QC — Astral
Jan-11 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
Jan-12 — Boston, MA — Brighton
Jan-13 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
Jan-14 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre Of Living Arts
Jan-16 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
Jan-17 — Atlanta, GA — The Buckhead Theatre
Jan-18 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
Jan-19 — Houston, TX — House of Blues 
Jan-20 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues 
Jan-21 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec
Jan-23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
Jan-24 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent Theater
Jan-25 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
Jan-28 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
Jan-30 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
Jan-31 — Denver, CO — The Summit Music Hall
Feb-01 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre 
Feb-02 — Chicago, IL — The Bottom Lounge
Feb-03 — Green Bay, WI — Sand Lot
Feb-05 — Lawrence, KS — Granada
Feb-07 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew's Hall
Feb-08 — Cleveland, OH — House Of Blues
Feb-09 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe
Feb-10 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave II
Feb-11 — Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection

Mar-13 — Utrecht, Netherlands — Tivoli Vredenburg
Mar-14 — Paris, France — Trianon
Mar-15 — Lille, France — Lille / Le Splendid- (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
Mar-16 — London, UK — Islington Assembly Hall
Mar-17 — Sint-Niklaas, Belgium — De Casino 
Mar-18 — Köln, Germany — Luxor
Mar-20 — Reims, France — La Cartonnerie 
Mar-21 — Nîmes, France — Paloma
Mar-22 — Cognac, France — West Rock
Mar-23 — Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain — Sala Sanatana 27
Mar-24 — Madrid, Spain — Sala Mon Live
Mar-25 — Barcelona, Spain — Sala Bikini
Mar-26 — Villeurbanne, France — Le Transbordeur
Mar-27 — Genève, Switzerland — L'Usine
Mar-28 — Zurich, Switzerland — Dynamo
Mar-29 — Milan, Italy — Alcatraz
Apr-1 — Munich, Germany — Technikum
Apr-2 — Prague, Czech Republic — Lucerna Music Bar
Apr-3 — Berlin, Germany — Bi Nuu
Apr-4 — Hamburg, Germany — Gruenspan
Apr-5 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Pumpehuset
Apr-6 —Stockholm, Sen — Klubben Fryshuset
Apr-7 — Göteborg, Sen — Trädgår'n

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TIMBALAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE + VISUAL GRAB THE WHEEL FEATURING 6LACK

Toronto, ON – December 15, 2017 – Multi-platinum Grammy-winning super-producer and artist, Timbaland, is back and riding high with the release of his new single and visualGrab The Wheel, available today on all major digital streaming platforms. Featured on this fast and furious track is Baltimore-based rising star, 6lack. Get Grab The Wheel here.

In this new visual, 6lack describes the need for a strong woman in his hectic life: "Girl I got a lot that's going on. If I'm trippin' tell me what I'm doing wrong". 6lack and his girl seem to have their priorities in order, as they discuss their potential relationship over a night full of laughter and games. The hypnotic track shows that Timbaland is still at the top of his musical game, while 6lack delivers a smooth and soulful performance over the beats of a producing legend.

About Timbaland
Multi-platinum Grammy-winning super-producer and artist, Timbaland, has stamped his indelible imprint on the music scene since the mid-1990s. His production has helped create career-defining hits for artists such as Madonna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Aaliyah, Rihanna, Brad Paisley, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Coldplay, One Republic, Keri Hilson, Bryson Tiller, Nickleback, The Fray, Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Ludacris, Jodeci, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Drake, Alicia Keys, Bjork and many others. Timbaland has been nominated for 17 Grammys, with four Grammy wins and 100+ ASCAP awards. Timbaland's own record label, Mosley Music Group, has sold over 25 Million albums and over 40 million singles in 10 years.

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Single Artwork

www.timbalandmusic.com


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

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

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

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WU-TANG RELEASES HOOD GO BANG REMIX

REMIX INCLUDES REDMAN, METHOD MAN,
RAEKWON, MATHEMATICS, & U-GOD

WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES IS NOW A 
COMPLETE PROJECT WITH U-GOD'S  ADDED VOCALS ON THE REMIX AND EVERY MEMBER OF WU NOW FEATURED

ALBUM WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES OUT NOW      

Toronto, ON – December 15, 2017 –  Fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed album, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, 36 Chambers ALC has released a remix to the original track, Hood Go Bang, which now features Redman, Method Man, Raekwon, Mathematics, and U-God. The Saga Continues is now a complete project highlighting every member of Wu on the Mathematics-helmed album, with the final addition of U-God's distinct vocals on the track. Get this remixed banger today on all major streaming platforms.

Previously, a music video for the track, People Saywas released via Complex.com. Watch the video here.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  The highly successful Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues was the company's inaugural musical release.

Purchase Hood Go Bang: http://smarturl.it/HoodGoBang

Stream the song on VEVO: http://bit.ly/2j68qGe 

DOWNLOADHi Res Single Artwork | DOWNLOAD Hi Res Album Artwork

www.wutangclan.com

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

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

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

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THE BALCONIES ANNOUNCE FAREWELL SHOWS IN TORONTO AND OTTAWA

DATES SET FOR FEBRUARY 1 & 3, 2018

BAND TO SHARE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ALBUM
AND SELF-TITLED LP ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th

Toronto, ON – December 14, 2017 – After ten years, alt-rockers, The Balconies, are saying farewell. Known for their mesmerizing stage presence, incredible musicianship, and powerhouse vocals from frontwoman, Jacquie Neville, the group has toured tirelessly for the better part of a decade, releasing three full-length albums along the way. Now, they’re taking a step back from “The Balconies” and will be marking the transformation with two final shows in 2018 in their hometowns; February 1st in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern, and Ottawa’s 27 Club on February 3rd – the eve of their debut show ten years ago. Tickets for both shows will be on sale tomorrow (Friday, December 15) at 10am.

“The past ten years with the Balconies has been an incredible journey,” Neville reflects. “We feel so fortunate that this group has taken us all over the world and that we’ve had the opportunity to share our music with so many amazing people. Although this may the end of ‘The Balconies’ as you know us, we feel this group has morphed into something so much bigger – it has evolved into a community that has brought together so many different kinds of creative people and we will continue all future endeavours under the Balconies Collective. Liam and I continue to collaborate together and will be focusing our efforts on production, songwriting, and other projects.

In addition, the band will be sharing a previously unreleased album, titled Show You, which was produced by Jon Drew in 2012, and a self-titled LP from 2009. Both records have been previously unavailable, and will now be released on Friday, December 15th.

Neville comments, “The album, Show You, would have been our second album but we were unable to release it at the time. This album is very special to us for many reasons but mostly because it was the last album that featured the original lineup and us all as co-lead singers.  We thought it was important to share this album because it clearly shows such a different direction that band would/could have gone in, had we trusted our guts. We were very young and impressionable at the time, and want to impress on younger artists to not be so easily swayed by the industry and others. Despite having made many business and directional ‘mistakes’ along the way, we also learned a lot and are grateful for every experience.

The Balconies – Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger – formed in 2008 in Ottawa. Their undeniably kinetic performance style, meshing diverse influences like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Duran Duran, and New Order, has seen the band on stages across Canada, the US, and Europe.

2018 FAREWELL SHOWS:
February 1 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern – TICKETS
February 3 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club – TICKETS

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JEN SULLIVAN AND CHRISTINA FITZGERALD JOIN ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO LAUNCH NEW MUSIC PROMOTION TEAM

Toronto, ON – December 12, 2017 – Entertainment One (eOne) is excited to announce the appointments of Jen Sullivan as VP of Promotion, Music, and Christina Fitzgerald as Account and Promotion Manager, Music. 

Sullivan, whose appointment is effective January 1, 2018, will be based in New York and will report to Meg Symsyk, VP of International Marketing & Management who as part of her remit oversees marketing for alternative label imprint Last Gang across the US market, while Fitzgerald starts immediately in Toronto and reports to Chris Moncada, eOne’s GM - Canada, Music.

Moncada says, “More than ever, we’re competing in a global marketplace. As we introduce our cross-border promotion strategy and team structure, we’re increasingly well positioned to support the export of our talented Canadian eOne and Last Gang artists.  We are very excited to have a couple of amazing first elements in place with Jen and Christina.”

Sullivan will head up promotion efforts in the Alternative format in the US and across all formats in Canada. Sullivan comes to eOne with wide-ranging radio experience in the US. Prior to joining the company, she ran her own successful indie promotion outfit The Spin Project, worked at RCA in the promotions department and began her career on the radio side of promotion at WXRK (K-ROCK) in NYC. Sullivan has worked with artists including Foo Fighters, Walk The Moon, Bleachers, Kelly Clarkson and Dua Lipa throughout her career. 

Symsyk says, “Jen is an absolute firecracker. She is going to bring fierce promotional skills, great relationships and amazing energy to the team and our growing roster.  I can’t wait for the promo duo of Sully & Fitz to kick off, they are going to be unstoppable.”

In her new role as Account and Promotion Manager for eOne and label Last Gang, Christina Fitzgerald will manage all day-to-day promotional activities out of Toronto, Canada.  For the past three years, Fitzgerald held the PD/MD position at Toronto Alternative station Indie88.

Last Gang’s active Canadian roster includes Chromeo, Death From Above, Emily Haines, Rhye, Ryan Hemsworth, Sango, Stars, and The Bloody Beetroots.

eOne Canada’s active roster includes Black Label Society, Cadence Weapon, CMDWN, DCF, The Wild!, The Standstills, Pop Evil, Prime Boys and Wu-Tang.

www.entertainmentone.com | www.lastgang.com

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

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; 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 company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

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

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LINDSEY STIRLING’S FIRST HOLIDAY ALBUM WARMER IN THE WINTER AVAILABLE NOW

GUEST FEATURES INCLUDE BECKY G,
SABRINA CARPENTER, TROMBONE SHORTY AND
ALEX GASKARTH OF ALL TIME LOW

ON THE ROAD NOW FOR
WARMER IN THE WINTER CHRISTMAS TOUR

TORONTO, ON – December 12, 2017Warmer In The Winter, the first holiday album from critically acclaimed electronic violinist, Lindsey Stirling, is out now on Lindseystomp Music / Concord Records.  The album features renditions of holiday favorites such as, Jingle Bell Rock, Silent Night, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, and Let It Snow, as well as original numbers written by Lindsey (full track listing below). A slew of guest features by chart topping artists appear on the album including, Becky G, Sabrina Carpenter, Trombone Shorty, and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low.  Warmer In The Winter is available now across all digital retailers including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

In support of the album, Lindsey is touring across the US on her Warmer In The Winter Christmas Tour, which hit a number of major cities New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, and features a fully revamped stage production with elaborate holiday themes as well Stirling’s signature brand of dance routines and on-stage visuals.

Tickets are on sale now, and Lindsey has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer fans three VIP packages including premium reserved tickets, a signed poster, a pre-show Christmas party, a meet & greet with Lindsey, and more. For full package details, visit CID Entertainment.  For complete purchase information on the Warmer In The Winter Christmas Tour, please visit http://www.lindseystirling.com/tour.

WARMER IN THE WINTER TRACK LISTING:
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch featuring Sabrina Carpenter
Christmas C'mon featuring Becky G (original)
Carol of the Bells
Angels We Have Heard On High
I Saw Three Ships
Let it Snow
Warmer In The Winter featuring Trombone Shorty (original)
What Child Is This
All I Want for Christmas
Time to Fall in Love featuring Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low (original)
Jingle Bell Rock
Silent Night

WARMER IN THE WINTER CHRISTMAS TOUR DATES:
12/12/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theatre
12/14/17 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts
12/15/17 - Spokane, WA - INB Performing Arts Center
12/16/17 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
12/18/17 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
12/20/17 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic
12/21/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
12/22/17 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan – Chelsea Theatre
12/23/17 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

ABOUT LINDSEY STIRLING
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. An acclaimed violinist from Gilbert, Ariz., Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, using her classical violin training to leap through the music industry with almost 10 million YouTube subscribers, over 1.9 billion views on her YouTube channel, 2 Billboard Music Awards, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide. She’s created a new music world where modern classical meets the infectious energy of dance and electronica. On stage, Stirling moves with the grace of a ballerina but works the crowd into a frenzy, “dropping the beat” like a rave fairy.

Lindsey’s most recent and critically acclaimed third studio album, Brave Enough, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and went on to score the #1 spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list, placing ahead of dance music heavyweights Chainsmokers, Flume and Kygo.  The album also had the highest selling week for an album title on the ranking chart and Lindsey herself placed at #6 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Artist year-end list.  Collaborations on the album include ZZ Ward, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Rivers Cuomo and Christina Perri to name a few, and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album.  The album’s current single, Love’s Just A Feeling, featuring up and coming songstress, Rooty, recently made its powerful debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and has begun to pick up traction at radio across the US.

Lindsey’s professional journey began in September of 2012, with the release of her self-titled debut album.  Featuring her smash hit, Crystallize, which has racked up over 177 million YouTube views, the album reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart, earned her a 2014 Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Dance/Electronic Album, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.  The album reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart and peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top 200. 

In 2014, Lindsey released her sophomore album, Shatter Me, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and has sold over a quarter million copies in the US.  It was #2 on the Billboard Year End Dance Electronic Album Chart, #1 on the iTunes Album Chart, spent an impressive 21 weeks straight at the #1 spot on the Billboard Classical Album Chart, and was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.  The album includes a collaboration with Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale on her smash single, Shatter Me, which has over 72 million views on YouTube and took home the 2015 Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album, of which Avicii, Disclosure, Calvin Harris and Skrillex were also nominated. 

In 2016, Lindsey released her first book with Simon& Schuster, a memoir called The Only Pirate at the Party, which she co-wrote with her sister, Brook S. Passey. Released in January of 2016, the book debuted on the New York Times’ best-seller list and shares stories of Lindsey’s humble yet charmed childhood, humorous adolescence, life as a struggling musician, personal struggles with anorexia, and finally, success as a world-class entertainer. 

Lindsey’s critically praised concerts have sold out theaters and arenas across the globe, spanning a wide range of continents including the U.S., Europe and South America.  Recently Stirling has played to packed crowds at venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Chicago Theater, New York’s Central Park Summerstage and the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and to date, Lindsey’s tours have sold over 500,000 headline tickets worldwide. 

Next up, Lindsey will lend her likeness to a new comic book series called Sparrow, for which Lindsey teamed up with artist/writer Darick Robertson and co-writer R. Eric Lieb and a 2017 Christmas album is set to be released via Concord Records later this Fall.

Stirling is the model of a modern independent recording artist, with a symbiotic relationship with her fans.  A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that you’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.

www.lindseystirling.com

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OUR LADY PEACE SHARE VIDEO FOR NICE TO MEET YOU

THE THIRD VIDEO INSTALLMENT FOR TRACKS
FROM NEW ALBUM SOMETHINGNESS

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
AT PLEDGE MUSIC

ON TOUR IN 2018 WITH MATTHEW GOOD

Toronto, ON – December 11, 2017
Our Lady Peace has released the brand-new video for their song, Nice To Meet You. Featuring YouTube star, Matthew Santoro, the video is the third installment in the band’s miniseries for tracks featured on their new album, Somethingness, and explores a unique look into personal stories that happen every day, all around us, in a new light. Watch the first two “episodes” – Drop Me In The Water, and Hiding Place For Hearts – to see the story unfold.

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

Somethingness is the band’s new two-volume EP series. Volume 1 is presently available via iTunes and Spotify – featuring Hiding Place For Hearts, Falling Into Place, Nice To Meet You, and Drop Me In The Water. The completion of the album, Volume 2 (which includes Ballad of A Poet – a heartfelt tribute to friend, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, who passed recently) is due out in early 2018. Fans can pre-order Somethingness now at Pledge Music and get cool limited merch and experiences including: participating in soundcheck, VIP music lessons from Our Lady Peace themselves, as well as exclusive sneak peeks at photos, video and new music. These packages also come with two VIP tickets to any of the upcoming tour dates.

The group has also announced that they will be co-headlining a 20 date Canadian tour in 2018 with Matthew Good. The dates with the two Canadian rock legends will run from March 1st, 2018 through March 31st, and will bring them from coast to coast. Tickets for the shows are available at www.ourladypeace.com, and the band has partnered with Plus 1 for the tour, with one dollar from each ticket sold being donated to War Child Canada.

War Child has had the honour to call Our Lady Peace supporters for many, many years.” Says Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada. “I am so excited for this tour with Matthew Good and thrilled that they have partnered with Plus 1 to support children living in some of the most fragile countries on Earth.” For more details on Plus 1, visit plus1.org, and for more on War Child Canada go to warchild.ca.

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

www.ourladypeace.com

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RHYE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM BLOOD, OUT FEBRUARY 2ND VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

NEW SONG COUNT TO FIVE AVAILABLE NOW

PRE-ORDER ALBUM

Toronto, ON — December 8, 2017 — Today, RHYE announce that their highly-anticipated sophomore album, BLOOD, will be released on February 2nd, 2018 via Last Gang Records Canada. BLOOD follows RHYE’s debut album, Woman, which was released in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. The album is available for pre-order starting today here.  


“We’ve spent the last few years on the road translating the Woman album from a bedroom project into a full live experience. With BLOOD, it’s been the opposite process; the music and sounds were really born out of the live environment and are built for performance,” commented RHYE frontman, Milosh. “It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable in front of an audience night after night. I use the same courage on every song on this record.”


RHYE also shares their new track, Count to Five, off the forthcoming album. Sonically, the song is reflective of the band’s evolving live show as the group gears up for extensive touring next year. Count to Five is available to stream and download here.
 

Count to Five follows the October release of track, Taste, which was lauded as, “reserved, understated, and brilliant” by NPR Music, and “busy but not cluttered, sexy but not serious” by Pitchfork. Directed and produced by digital programming brand, DanceOn, the track’s stunning accompanying music video can be seen here. RHYE treated fans to an early taste of new music this summer with the release of tracks, Please and Summer Days, and the Roosevelt Remix for Summer Days. Watch the video for Please here and Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix) here.

Earlier this fall, RHYE announced a 2018 tour, which will kick off in Mexico City on February 1st, and visit   cities across North America and Europe going into the spring, with stops in Montreal and Toronto. Tickets for all dates are available for purchase now. See below for a complete schedule and ticket links.

BLOOD Tracklisting:
1. Waste
2. Taste
3. Feel Your Weight
4. Please
5. Count to Five
6. Song for You
7. Blood Knows
8. Stay Safe
9. Phoenix
10. Softly
11. Sinful

Rhye Live Dates - 2018
February 1 - Mexico City, MX - Fronton Mexico - Tickets
February 2 - Guadalajara, MX - C3 Stage - Tickets
February 22 - Miami, FL - The Ground - Tickets
February 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social - Tickets
February 24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets
February 26 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - Tickets
February 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer - Tickets
February 28 - Boston, MA - Paradise - Tickets
March 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel - Tickets
March 3 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre - Tickets
March 5 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall - Tickets
March 6 - Detroit, MI - El Club - Tickets
March 8 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - Tickets
March 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Club - Tickets
March 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum - Tickets
March 23 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo - Tickets
March 24 - Zurich, CH - M4 Music Festival
March 25 - Brussels, BE - AB Ballroom - Tickets
March 27 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega - Tickets
March 28 - Stockholm, SE - Vasateatern - Tickets
March 30 - Berlin, DE - Funkhaus - Tickets
March 31 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan - Tickets
April 1 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso - Tickets
April 3 - London, UK - KOKO - Tickets
April 4 - London, UK - Heaven - Tickets
June 7-9 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival - Tickets

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About Rhye:

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

 

About Last Gang:

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

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

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SÉBASTIEN IZAMBARD RELEASES THIRD SINGLE UP FROM NEW SOLO ALBUM

OF MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING GROUP IL DIVO

WE CAME HERE TO LOVE NOW SET FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Toronto, ON – December 8, 2017 – Sébastien Izambard
– one quarter of the massive classical crossover group, Il Divo – today released the third single, Up, from his forthcoming new solo album, We Came Here To Love. Set for release February 2, 2018 on Entertainment One, We Came Here To Love is a natural step forward for the self-taught French singer/guitarist/pianist, who also produced the record. Izambard will support the album on tour with dates confirmed in Japan for February 13th at Sankei Hall in Osaka, and February 14th at Tokyo’s Bunkamura Orchard Hall.

Click here to listen to Up, and download the single artwork, bio and album assets here.

Up is brisk electro with percolating beats, told from the perspective of a protagonist who’s focused on living in the now. The positivity of the song mirrors Séb's current outlook. "I didn't do a record to please anybody," he says. "It had to be a record that talks to me and is personal to me. I really wanted the record to represent me."

The title-track and video for the first single premiered recently on Parade.com. Click here to watch the cinematic, We Came Here To Love, (directed by Mario Schmolka) which soars with piano and Séb's moving, powerful vocal performance. 

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

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

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

Preorder the album and purchase the title track and instant grat track, Kingdom Come, here.

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

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

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

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

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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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND GHOST RELEASE LIVE DOUBLE ALBUM CEREMONY AND DEVOTION TODAY

WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR LIVE ALBUM TRACK ABSOLUTION

AVAILABLE PHYSICALLY ON DOUBLE CD AND DOUBLE LP
ON JANUARY 18, 2018

Toronto, ON – December 8, 2017 – Today, Grammy® Award-winning band, Ghost, released a live double-album entitled, Ceremony And Devotion. The album was recorded during the band’s critically exalted, Popestar tour, during the summer of 2017, and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony And Devotion is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Watch a new music video for live album track Absolution here.

Ceremony And Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favourites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album will be available physically on double CD and double LP on January 19, 2018. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tiger's eye” coloured vinyl, and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-shirt, will be available exclusively in the Ghost Shop.

Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP, Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for Best Metal Performance. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with Square Hammer.

Along the way, Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe in a genre stagnated by Nü metal for nearly two decades.

Tracklisting
Square Hammer
From The Pinnacle to the Pit
Con Clavi con Dio
Per Aspera Ad Inferi
Body and Blood
Devil Church
Cirice
Ghuleh
Year Zero
Spöksonat
He Is
Mummy Dust
Absolution
Ritual
Monstrance Clock

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TORONTO-BASED COLLECTIVE MNISOTA RELEASE DEBUT EP S/T

ALBUM FEATURES GUEST PERFORMANCES BY TANIKA CHARLES, ZAKI IBRAHIM, MICHAEL RAULT, AND SAUL WILLIAMS

Toronto, ON – December 1, 2017 Today, Toronto-based ambient experimental/rock/electronic textured collective, MNISOTA, release their debut EP titled, S/T. Produced by renowned producers, Mike Rocha, King Britt, and Adam Fujiki, the six-track album features an impressive roster of guest artists. Listen to the EP here.

An amalgam of musicians, producers and filmmakers, MNISOTA, can be found at the intersection of art and enterprise, reality and contradiction. Comprised of five core musicians – Damien Smith, Josh Hansen, Dave Guenette, Mookie Morris and Fayola Leach (DJ Loqenz) – the group defines their unique sound as collectively achieved through collaboration and creative blending.

"We're incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by so many talented artists and collaborators,” the group comments. "S/T has been a long time coming and we're thrilled to finally share this collection of works with everyone."

S/T showcases soundscapes fused with eclectic melodies and unique instrumentation. Its list of guest performers including acclaimed, South-African/Canadian, Zaki Ibrahim, and Juno award nominee, Tanika Charles, on feature track, Sound That Nothing Made – a pulsing, hauntingly beautiful song that builds tensions within a linear motif, lead by Ibrahim and backed with the soulful textures of Charles. Pirates Blend alumni, Michael Rault, (Wick Records/Daptones), lends his signature voice on No Hurry – a trudging, half-time feel 6/8.  And legendary poet/actor/musician, Saul Williams, is featured on the six minute long closing track, The Farm – an apocalyptic drone, narrated by Williams' poetry, accompanied by the soaring, cinematic vocals of Ibrahim.

Tracks have already been making their way on to the silver screen as well, with film placements including The Farm in Anisia Uzeyman’s feature length fillm, DREAMSTATES (2016), Palace Arms in Charles Officer's short sci-fi drama, The Truth About Rainbows, and 16v8 in Officer's produced short drama, 100 Musicians.

S/T Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Palace Arms
3. 16v8
4. Sound That Nothing Made (Feat. Zaki Ibrahim & Tanika
Charles)
5. No Hurry (Feat. Michael Rault)
6. The Farm (Feat. Saul Williams & Zaki Ibrahim)

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

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AUGUST BURNS RED RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH COVER OF LAST CHRISTMAS

Toronto, ON – December 1, 2017 – Two-time Grammy nominees, August Burns Red, are excited to kick off the holiday season with their reimagined version of the classic Christmas song by Wham!, Last Christmas. August Burns Red have made a highly-anticipated annual tradition of releasing Christmas covers, with last year's being, What Child Is This? (Greensleeves), and the beloved Home Alone theme song the year prior. Last Christmas is available for purchase digitally here

Bassist Dustin Davidson from the band explains, “This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When we decided to cover Last Christmas I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. We didn't want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham's Last Christmas are very sad, so if you're feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well.” 

This week, August Burns Red were announced as nominees for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in the Best Metal Performance category for their song, Invisible Enemy, taken from the band's latest full-length album, Phantom Anthem. This marks the second Grammy nod for Lancaster, PA's August Burns Red, as they were nominated in the same category in the 58th GRAMMY Awards® for their song, Identity, from 2015's, Found In Far Away Places. Phantom Anthem is available on iTunes

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will take place in New York City on Sunday, January 28th, 2018, with winners being announced live from Madison Square Garden. 

August Burns Red will kick off their North American headline Phantom Anthem Tour in January before heading to Europe on the “Tour Of The Year” alongside Make Them Suffer, In Hearts Wake and Whitechapel. Tickets are available now from AugustBurnsRed.com. August Burns Red have had a busy 2017, having toured the U.S. and Europe in support of the 10th anniversary of their much-loved album, Messengers (2007), and performing at major festivals in the US and throughout Europe.

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 GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. Their journey began back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Matt's family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs. A hard-earned high watermark, 2015's Found In Far Away Places marked their second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The single Identity notched a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of "Best Metal Performance." A streaming juggernaut, both Identity and Ghosts [feat. Jeremy McKinnon], crossed the 3-million mark on Spotify. When it came time to record their seventh full-length, Phantom Anthem [Fearless Records], with long-time 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.

UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
January 5 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
January 6 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

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

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

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MATT HOLUBOWSKI ANNOUNCES TWO NEW TOUR DATES IN ONTARIO

SOLITUDES (EPILOGUE) AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – November 30, 2017 – Matt Holubowski 
has announced two additional tour dates to the Solitudes tour in 2018. On February 22nd the band will play in Toronto at The Drake Hotel and on February 23rd in Ottawa at The National Arts Center Studio. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:
January 26 – Salle Pauline-Julien – Sainte-Geneviève, QC
January 27 – Église Ste-Thérèse-d'Avila – Ste-Thérèse
February 2 – Muni-Spec – Mont-Laurier, QC
February 9 – Cabaret-Théâtre du Vieux-St-Jean – St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
February 10 – Centre culturel de St-John – Bromont, QC
February 16 – L’Impérial Bell – Quebec, QC
February 22 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
February 23 – National Arts Center Studio – Ottawa, ON
February 24 – Salle Jean-Louis-Millette – Longueuil, QC
March 1 – Café culturel de la Chasse-Galerie – Lavaltrie, QC
March 3 – Vieux clocher de Magog – Magog, QC
March 8 – Théâtre Desjasdins – LaSalle QC
March 23 – Salle Promutuel Assurance – Montmagny, QC
March 24 – Le BeauLieu du Témiscouata – Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC
March 29 – Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde – St-Hyacinthe, QC
March 30 – Théâtre Banque Nationale – Chicoutimi, QC
April 6 – Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne – Terrebonne, QC

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THE RUBENS RELEASE MILLION MAN MUSIC VIDEO

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD ALBUM DUE NEXT YEAR
COLLABORATES WITH RUN THE JEWELS PRODUCTION TEAM

WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2017 – Acclaimed Australian band, The Rubens, release the video for their track, Million Man, which premiered on Billboard. Million Man marks the first single off the band’s highly anticipated third album, due for release in early 2018, and follows the platinum-certified, global hit single, Hoops. Watch/share the video here.

In support of their forthcoming album, the band has announced worldwide tour dates, including stops in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, London, Berlin and Paris as well as special performances at New York’s Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. Tickets are on sale starting at 10 a.m. on December 1 at therubensmusic.com. See below for complete tour details.

The story of Million Man began at 2013’s Laneway Music Festival, where The Rubens befriended New York City rapper, EL-P, and his band, which included his Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz). After a few nights spent drinking in New York at a bar that Torbitt and Wilder co-owned, it seemed their effortless friendship could lead to a pretty interesting musical collaboration.

In early 2017, both producers flew to the band’s newly created recording studio, housed in a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney and began working on new material. Of the collaboration, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, Elliott Margin, says, “When it came time to look for a producer for this new record, we realized that they’d be the perfect guys to work with. ‘Million Man’ was the first track we worked on in the studio with the boys. It was genuinely just a fun time building the song and being creative together.”

The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Elliott, Zaac and Sam as well as friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. The bands 2016 sophomore album, Hoops, is now certified ARIA Gold while their title track is now ARIA Certified Platinum and was awarded #1 on Triple J Hottest 100 Chart. The band have also opened for several major acts including Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Grouplove.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 6—Los Angeles, CA—Bootleg Theater
March 7—San Francisco, CA—Café du Nord
March 9—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
March 10—Seattle, WA—Barboza
March 11—Vancouver, BC—Biltmore Cabaret
March 15—Chicago, IL—Schubas
March 17—Toronto, ON—The Underground @ Drake Hotel
March 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott
March 21—Philadelphia, PA—The Foundry @ The Fillmore
March 22—Brooklyn, NY— Baby’s All Right
March 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge
March 27—Berlin, Germany—FluxBau
March 28—Hamburg, Germany—Molotow Sky Bar
March 29—Rees, Germany— Haldern Pop Bar
March 30—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso Noord
April 2—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
April 3—Paris, France—Les Etoiles
April 4—London, UK—Scala
April 6—Manchester, UK—Deaf Institute
April 7—Glasgow, Scotland—King Tuts

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JASON BAJADA ANNOUNCES TORONTO TOUR DATE ON FEBRUARY 8th

SHARES LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR JOJO

"His melodies and well-crafted lyrics provide listeners with plenty of room to storytelling, reflect, and meditate on, well ... love shit." – Lovinmalta.com

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2017 – Jason Bajada is on tour following the release of his latest album, Loveshit II (Blondie & The Backstabberz), and has announced a show in Toronto on February 8th at Burdock. For a taste of his live performance, have a look at the new live video for Jojo, filmed during Bajada’s performance at Pop Montreal’s, Live From The Ubisoft Rooftop, concert series this summer. Watch the video here and see the full list of tour dates at jasonbajada.net.

Loveshit II (Blondie & The Backstabberz) is Bajada’s seventh studio recording; a double album with two ‘sides’, reflecting all facets of his songwriting skills. Seductive mid-tempo jams that recall Morrissey (The Worst Year of My Life) and The Cure (Painkiller), mirror devastating acoustic ballads (You Had Me at ‘I’m gonna ruin your life’). Bajada wades through melancholy, without dragging us to rock bottom – navigating heartbreak with acute proficiency in sorrow.

Jason Bajada was named one of Montreal’s very best songwriters from the moment he stepped onto the music scene with his independent debut, Puer Dolor (2005). After a couple of self-produced releases, he signed to MapleMusic Recordings and released his critically acclaimed album, Loveshit, in 2009, winning music fans over from all around the world with a unique brand of luminous/warm melancholy musings. In 2013, Jason signed to the very prestigious Audiogram label in order to explore his previously unvisited French inspirations. Le résultat de mes bêtises (2013) was recorded at the legendary Studio Victor with members of Broken Social Scene, Patrick Watson, Karkwa & Kings of Leon and his follow-up, Volcano (2016), earned him a l’ADISQ nomination.

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EONE MUSIC & BUZZING TORONTO RAP GROUP PRIME BOYS (JIMMY PRIME, JAY WHISS & DONNIE) UNVEIL VISUALS FOR COME WIT IT

EONE MUSIC & BUZZING TORONTO RAP GROUP
PRIME BOYS (JIMMY PRIME, JAY WHISS & DONNIE)
UNVEIL VISUALS FOR COME WIT IT

AVAILABLE TO STREAM/PURCHASE NOW

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2017 – Buzzing Toronto crew, Prime Boys, comprised of Jimmy PrimeJay Whiss, and Donnie, have released visuals for their energetic party anthem, Come Wit ItProduced by Murda Beatz, who has put his signature touch on hits for the likes of Drake, Gucci Mane, Migos and others, the track is a high quality mix of tight lyrics over high and low beatsShot in Toronto and directed by Joe Gunner & 88 Everything, the visuals are one big house (mansion) party with bottles flowing, beautiful women dancing, and an endless supply of house party staple plastic red cups. Watch HERE.

Excited to be a part of the eOne music roster, and introduce their music to a broader audience, the crew states, “When we made the song we knew it was a banger, it was just about shooting the video and making sure everything came out at the right time. We knew that in the video we wanted it to be something fun, and entertaining. Once we showed the video to Murda Beatz, and he said it’s fire, we knew it was time.”

After building success and credibility as solo artists, the crew is set to release their first project in early 2018 and the appear in the VICE documentary, 6IX RISING, surrounding Toronto, Canada, and the quickly budding music scene. 

About Prime Boys
Toronto’s Prime Boys are no strangers to putting on for their city. Together, the trio has made an impact on the hip hop scene both locally and globally, by consistently releasing projects that speak directly to the urban culture that they are a part of. In the three years since they began releasing music to the public, the Prime Boys have made waves in both the local and global music scenes. As a collective, Jimmy Prime, Donnie, and Jay Whiss have been gaining momentum with individual projects as well as posse cuts that celebrate the creativity being fostered in Toronto. From contributing to the culture of the rap game and Toronto, to co-signs from some of music’s most powerful voices, Jimmy, Donnie, and Jay Whiss have amassed a sizable following of hip hop fans who anxiously await each release. With close to millions of views on their music videos and millions of streams on their music collectively, it doesn’t look like the Prime Boys will be slowing down anytime soon. A string of live performances and high-profile collaborations secured for the coming year are sure to propel the Prime Boys to the all-star status that they’ve been working hard to achieve.

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

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

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

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CRAIG STICKLAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE WARNING

TOUR DATES WITH JUSTIN NOZUKA ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – November 28, 2017 – 
LA-based Canadian singer/songwriter, Craig Stickland, has released his first single, Warning. Stickland’s powerful vocals are front and centre on top of a driving beat; “you remind me of a warning, but the risk is worth the taste.” Stream, buy and share the track hereWatch the music video for Warning here.

Having just wrapped a US tour with Barns Courtney, Stickland prepares to head out for a few Ontario tour dates with Justin Nozuka, beginning on December 13 in London. Full tour dates are below.

Stickland possesses an impressive touring pedigree, most recently playing guitar for Alessia Cara on Coldplay’s worldwide, Head Full of Dreams tour and opening on Cara's North American, KNOW-IT-ALL tour. He also toured as direct support for Canadian alt-rock pioneer, Matthew Good. 

Woodshedding new material for a couple of years while touring his EP, Leave Me To The Wild, in early 2016, Craig recently finished his debut album, Starlit Afternoon, to be released in early 2018.

Craig Stickland’s name may be rather new to the music loving masses, but for most of his young adult life he has dedicated his time, energy and abundant talent as a songwriter and performer into developing a reputation as an edgy, engaging artist, with a power voice.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Dec 13 - Rum Runners - London, Canada
Dec 14 - The 27 Club - Ottawa, ON
Dec 15 - L'astral - Montreal, Canada
Dec 16 - The Velvet Underground - Toronto, Canada

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DCF SHARES BRAND NEW TRACK SKY FERREIRA

ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN 2018
SUPPORTING LIGHTS

DEBUT ALBUM SET TO DROP IN THE NEW YEAR

“Crafts addictive hooks that are equal parts Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean.” – Complex Canada

“Creat[es] DIY pop that’s not only catchy, it’s clever.” – ANDPOP

“Bouncy, radio ready vibes.” – Complex Music

Toronto, ON – November 24, 2017 – DCF (aka, David Charles Fischer) isn’t afraid to love pop music. His affection for the genre inspired him to release his interpretations of some of the most recognizable millennial hits in a series of attention grabbing online mixtapes. While anchoring these tuneful samples with straight up honest lyrics and a wink to his trademark ironic "bad boy next door" persona, DCF started tapping into an online fan base of alternative music fans wondering if pop music actually is for them.

Today, he releases a brand new track titled, Sky Ferreira – the first single from his debut LP, which is due out in early 2018 on Entertainment One. Audiences will get a taste of the new material in a live setting when he hits the road with Lights as support for her 2018 North American tour (dates listed below).

“My co-musical-conspirator, Nat, came to me with the beat and we wrote the first half of this song in a day,” says DCF. “The 2nd half took a bit of a turn. I had just pulled the plug on a relationship via text and was rightfully called out on it. I was feeling pretty bad about the whole thing, so the back half of the song is basically about messing up the good thing I had going on in the first half of the song. Kind of a crazy track now that I think of it like that. The title, Sky Ferreira, is a bit of an inside reference (<3 her) and the song is about learning a much overdue lesson.”

DCF has toured in support of Shawn Mendes, Lights, and Coleman Hell, and has hit the stage at festivals such as NXNE, CMW, and Halifax Pop Explosion. He saw sold out headline shows at The Rivoli, The Piston and Adelaide Hall in Toronto on the back of his Pop Songs EP.

On the upcoming tour with Lights, DCF comments, “I’ve never toured North America before so I’m really excited to see those places and meet people. There are a lot of people that have been following me online since the MySpace days, and I’ve never actually been able to meet them or play there, so that’s going to be a trip to see them in real life!”

2018 TOUR DATES:
January 30 & 31 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

February 2 – Seattle, WA – The Show Box
February 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
February 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
February 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
February 7 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
February 8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
February 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel Casino
February 10 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
February 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Grand at The Complex
February 13 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
February 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
February 16 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
February 17 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
February 19 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
February 20 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
February 21 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
February 22 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
February 23 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
February 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
February 26 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
February 27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
March 1 & 2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
March 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 4 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
March 6 – Buffalo, NT – Town Ballroom
March 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Small’s Theatre
March 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
March 9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
March 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
March 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
March 14 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
March 15 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
March 16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
March 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MLPS
March 27 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
March 29 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear
March 30 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
March 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Centre for the
Performing Arts
April 3 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre
April 4 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
April 6 – Kitchener, ON – Elements Nightclub
April 7 – London, ON – London Music Hall

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DOWNLOAD – tour poster

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

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

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

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FARRUKO, NICKI MINAJ, BAD BUNNY, 21 SAVAGE & RVSSIAN RELEASE KRIPPY KUSH REMIX

Toronto, ON – November 24, 2017 – Farruko, Bad Bunny and Rvssian release the remix to their viral single Krippy Kush, which launched as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 – watch HERE. The single has crossed language barriers, by teaming up with hip hop heavyweights, Nicki Minaj and 21 Savage, to create the massive collaboration. The remix is available on DSPs: http://smarturl.it/RemixKrippyKush  

The original video for Krippy Kush has over 490 million worldwide views and the song organically shot to the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Chart. The single has also reached 109 million worldwide audio streams. In the Latin Region, the single reached the Top 5 on radio charts in Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Costa Rica.

The distinctive sound of trap music has been influencing artists throughout the world, and has eventually made its way into Latin America’s urban genres. Latin urban artists from Puerto Rico to Colombia have taken elements of trap and are infusing them into what has become a movement throughout the region. 

Farruko, one of Latin Music’s hottest urban artists and songwriters, has been heavily influenced by the genre. In interviews, he’s explained that he felt limited in reggaeton, while Spanish-language trap allowed him to try more experimentation with his music. “I am so happy for the support we have received with the song,” says Farruko. “We never expected it to become so viral but the good thing is that we showed that Latin trap is here to stay, redefine the urban genre, and even capture the attention of the general market. Now we have the pleasure of collaborating with Nicki Minaj and 21 Savage, two great exponents of urban music. This shows that there are no limits to what we can do with music.”

Farruko showcases his versatility in TrapXficante, an album consisting of mostly Latin Trap songs along with urban pop / reggaeton tracks that have helped cement him as one of the most respected artists in Latin Urban music. TrapXficante is the follow up to his platinum-certified album, Visionary, which included the multi-platinum hit singles, Chillax (6x platinum), Obsesionado (4x platinum) and Sunset (4x platinum).

After wrapping a 25-city US tour in August and September, Farruko is hitting the road again on a European tour starting today (November 24th). Please visit HERE for tour dates.

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I PREVAIL RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ALREADY DEAD STARRING TENACIOUS D’S KYLE GASS

CURRENTLY HEADLINING RAGE ON THE STAGE!
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Toronto, ON – November 23, 2017 – Going into the last few dates of their successful North American Rage On The Stage! tour, I Prevail have announced the release of their video for Already Dead, starring Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass. Directed by Samuel Halleen, the video features Gass as a vengeful internet troll creating mayhem in the I Prevail world, intent on harassing them online. The band ultimately turns the tables on the social media evildoer as the story unfolds. Watch the video here.

"We wanted to make a video for Already Dead because it gets a great reaction live and is so much fun to play," lead-guitarist, Steve Menoian, explains. "When Kyle Gass agreed to collaborate with us, it became a bucket list dream come true."

The band is currently on their Rage On The Stage! North American tour, which kicked off in early September. With only seven more shows remaining, the band will start 2018 working on their second full-length follow-up to their debut album, LifelinesTo date, Lifelines has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.

In the span of two years, I Prevail have played festivals like the main stage on the Vans Warped Tour, Rock On The Range, Slam Dunk Festival, Carolina Rebellion and have sold out nearly 200 headline shows. The band has their sights set on making 2018 their biggest impact to date.

I Prevail is Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (harsh vocals), Steve Menoian (lead guitar), and Dylan Bowman (rhythm guitar).   

TOUR DATES
November 24 – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
November 25 – Pieres – Fort Wayne, IN
November 26 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
November 28 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
November 29 – Express Live – Columbus, OH
December 1 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
December 2 – 7 Flags Event Centre – Clive, IA

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EMMA COOK TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LIVING PROOF ON FEBRUARY 2, 2018

ON TOUR IN CANADA AROUND THE RELEASE
AND INTO THE SPRING

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE I WILL STAY

Toronto, ON – November 23, 2017 – Toronto-based indie songstress, Emma Cook, is thrilled to announce the release of her fourth album, Living Proof, which is set for release on February 2, 2018. The record is a 10-song collection of powerful tracks, including the heartfelt lead single, I Will Staywhich has seen over 3.5k streams on Spotify in the few weeks since its release. Have a look at the video here to catch a glimpse of what is to come on the record.

Produced and mixed by Dean Drouillard (Royal Wood), the album was recorded at Lincoln County Social Club and sees Emma’s evolution from her folk roots, into an edgier pop sensibility. Her stunning vocals are showcased beautifully over synths and melodic indie-pop styles.

“Living Proof explores what it means to be human, and particularly how we deal with loss, both of the selves we thought we knew and of those we love,” Emma explains. “This album was born out of a very challenging time in my life, after a bad head injury left me in a dark place, not knowing if or when I would recover. I wrote the whole album on piano, so it’s very different from my previous music, and definitely has more of a pop sensibility. Ultimately, Living Proof is an album of hope, and the drive we have to survive. I think the songs are accessible to everyone, as the themes really touch on what it means to be human.”

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

LIVING PROOF TRACKLISTING:

  1. How Beautiful You Are
  2. I Don’t Want To Wait ‘Til It’s Over
  3. Nothing On You
  4. Is It Too Late For Us My Friend
  5. How To Love Forever
  6. I Will Stay
  7. Your Last Ride
  8. Living Proof
  9. Please Come Home
  10. No Choice At All

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
February 4 - Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn
February 16 – Picton, ON – Acoustic Grill
February 17 – Kingston, ON – Café Musiikki
February 24 – Collingwood, ON – Crow Bar & Variety
March 3 – Toronto, ON – Burdock
March 4 – St. Catharines, ON – Mahtay Café
March 7 – Hamilton, ON – Mulburry Coffee House
March 9 - Ottawa, ON - NAC, 4th Stage
April 19 – Prince George, BC – Nancy O’s
April 20 – Quesnel, BC – Pen-Y-Bryn Farm
April 26 – Port Moody, BC – Songstage at Gallery Bistro
May 5 – Red Deer, AB – Woodlea House Concert
*more dates to be announced soon

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www.emmacookmusic.com

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BOOGÁT SHARES RAW BLACK AND WHITE VISUALS FOR TANTO TATTOO FEAT. MEXICAN RAPPER NINA DIOZ

BOOGÁT SHARES RAW BLACK AND WHITE VISUALS FOR TANTO TATTOO FEAT. MEXICAN RAPPER NINA DIOZ

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE VIA NOISEY LATIN AMERICA

SAN CRISTOBAL BAILE INN AVAILABLE NOW

ON TOUR IN CANADA   

Toronto, ON – November 22, 2017 – Today, Boogát introduces the music video for Tanto Tattoo, featuring Mexican rapper, Niña Dioz, off his new album, San Cristobal Baile Inn. The video premiered exclusively via Noisey Latin America. Watch the video here.

As the title alludes, the song is all about tattoos, and the criticisms and prejudices tattooed people sometimes face. Regardless of what others think, the message is clear; be yourself, and own your tattoos! 

Andrés Oddone worked on production for the track, and the result is an old-school Boom Bap sound inspired by East Coast 80s rap. The video was directed by Phil Chagnon in Montreal, who illustrated this world through a very raw and urban aesthetic. The black and white treatment reveals both the beauty of the tattoos and evokes a street atmosphere akin to an old clip of New York rap.

Boogát’s previous single, Sabes Muy Bien, is an open letter on family, love and friendship. The track, both romantic and danceable, explores how our choices define the way we live our lives. Another track, Mezcalero Feliz, draws inspiration from Mezcal, the drink, and its storied traditions. It provides a window into the millennium tradition of the Mezcalillero and Mezcolatra lifestyle. 

San Cristobal Baile Inn was released on October 6, 2017, and follows Boogát’s 2015 release, Neo Reconquista, which includes collaborations with La Yegros, Sonido Pesa’o and Pierre Kwenders. The album took home the World Music Album of the Yea at The 2016 JUNO Awards, and the Félix Award at ADISQ 2016.

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

Purchase San Cristobal Baile Inn: http://smarturl.it/Boogat-SanCristobal
Boogat on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2u660P0

TOUR DATES
November 24 – Sherbrooke, QC – The Little Black Box
November 25 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle 
February 17, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – Folk Alliance
March 2018 – Austin, TX – SXSW

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www.boogat.com

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COCO MÉLIÈS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND QUEBEC TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

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

www.coco-melies.com

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


2018 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW WITH STOPS ACROSS CANADA

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

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.zakkwylde.com

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MOVEMENTS DEBUT VIDEO FOR DAYLILY

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

VIDEO DIRECTED BY PATRICK MIRANDA
AND KURT CUFFY

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

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

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

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

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

www.movementsofficial.com

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THE PLOT IN YOU ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DISPOSE

FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 16th VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

SHARE VIDEO FOR SINGLE NOT JUST BREATHING

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHARES BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF YELLOW 

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 26th

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TORONTO MEETS ATLANTA COLLECTIVE CMDWN UNVEILS NEW SINGLES

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

CMDWN FEATURED IN NOISEY’S  6IX RISING DOCUMENTARY

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

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

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

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

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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 | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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JULIE THÉRIAULT RELEASES NEW ALBUM SUBDUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOLLOWING CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THE REVOLUTION EP

LISTEN TO NEW SONG THE COUNTRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OUR LADY PEACE AND MATTHEW GOOD ANNOUNCE CROSS COUNTRY TOUR

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

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

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

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

VIP packages for both artists will be available here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REAL FRIENDS DEBUT NEW HIGH-ENERGY SINGLE GET BY

NOVEMBER SHOWS WITH LIFE LESSONS NOVEMBER 17 – 19

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

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

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

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


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

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RYAN PLAYGROUND SHARES NEW SONG

ALMOST DIED AVAILABLE NOW VIA
LAST GANG / SECRET SONGS


PROFILED BY PAPER

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat" – THE FADER

"Infectious" – VOGUE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
A STATUE OF THE KING

SINGLE AVAILABLE AS INSTAT-GRAT WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDER

WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLORY TO OUR KING!

TRACKLIST:

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

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

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RISING HIP-HOP ARTIST BREAD DOE RELEASES NEW SINGLE RNA

SIGNS RECORD LABEL DEAL WITH EONE MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TITLE TRACK OUT TODAY

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF
IN EARLY 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEE YOU AROUND TRACK LISTING:

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

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

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AS IT IS RELEASE VIDEO FOR NO WAY OUT

UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION AVAILABLE NOW ON VINYL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

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

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

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CHROMEO RELEASE VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE JUICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERFORMING EVERY WEDNESDAY
UNTIL THE END OF 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES NEW SINGLE LARGE

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

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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LHASA TO RELEASE LIVE IN REYKJAVIK ON DECEMBER 1st

MONTREAL SHOW ON DECEMBER 16TH
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets for the Montreal show are on sale now.

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

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

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

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

Purchase OH I: http://smarturl.it/OhI

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

ALL NEW SELF TITLED LP DUE FEBRUARY 16, 2018

NEW TOUR DATES ON SALE, PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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RHYE RELEASE NEW SONG TASTE

2018 TOUR WITH SHOWS IN
MONTREAL AND TORONTO ANNOUNCED  

 

TICKETS ON-SALE TODAY AT 10 AM LOCAL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE RUBENS RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE MILLION MAN

TRACK IS COLLABORATION WITH
RUN THE JEWELS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE MARCUS KING BAND RELEASE DUE NORTH EP

OUT NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PUPPY UNLEASH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE DEMONS

THE FIRST TRACK TO BE REVEALED FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

ON TOUR IN THE UK NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SORAN SHARES I WISH

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

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CYHRA DEBUT ALBUM LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT NOW

CYHRA
DEBUT ALBUM LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT NOW


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

10/10 – Rockbladet.se

9/10 – Musicalypse.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO IS THE FIRST EPISODE IN
THE BAND’S MINISERIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE 2017 SLAIGHT FAMILY POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TORONTO, ON - Le mardi 24 Octobre 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW

NOMINATED FOR TWO AWARDS AT
THE ADISQ GALA THIS YEAR

CONTINUES SOLITUDES TOUR IN QUEBEC

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

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

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

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

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

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THE PROJEKTOR TO RELEASE NEW EP ON NOVEMBER 24TH

EP IS PART II IN A III PART SET OF RELEASES

FULL ALBUM TO BE SHARED IN 2018

LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE FAKE CASTLES

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

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

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

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

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

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www.alexstkitts.com

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ONLY YOURS SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR EDGE OF MY DREAMS

VIDEO PREMIERES ON INDIE88

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

FLOCKAVELI II OUT EARLY 2018 

LEAD SINGLES CIRCLES AND TRAP MY ASS OFF AVAILABLE NOW 

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

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

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

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

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JOHNSON CROOK RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE MINNEDOSA

DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM OUT NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A FELLOW SHIP NEW EP THE BLACK SHEEP OUT NOW

UPCOMING SHOW AT THE BABY G OCTOBER 28

STREAM NEW SINGLE, A MILLION VOICES

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

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

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

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

www.afellowship.net

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AUGUST BURNS RED RELEASE NEW ALBUM PHANTOM ANTHEM TODAY

WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE THE FROST

CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES FEATURING TWO NIGHTS AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VAN WILLIAM SET TO SUPPORT FIRST AID KIT ON NATIONAL TOUR

VAN WILLIAM SET TO SUPPORT FIRST AID KIT  ON NATIONAL TOUR

THE REVOLUTION EP AVAILABLE NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN TO THE NEW TRACK PAPERS FEAT. ALEESIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES PRESENTED BY THE NOISE

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


ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EMMA COOK RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE I WILL STAY

FROM UPCOMING 2018 ALBUM RELEASE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for more from Emma Cook coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.wutangclan.com

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

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

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUTS ROOM OF NIGHTMARES SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track List

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

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

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

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

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR HEARTLAND HERE

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

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

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NO WARNING SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA STEREOGUM

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

WATCH HELL REALM NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LANGHORNE SLIM SHARES THREE NEW TRACKS VIA LIFE IS CONFUSING EP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.langhorneslim.com

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

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

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ELECTRIC WIZARD + NOISEY PREMIERE VIDEO FOR SEE YOU IN HELL

NINTH STUDIO ALBUM 
WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD OUT ON NOVEMBER 10

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

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

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

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

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www.electricfuckinwizard.com

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LONG RANGE HUSTLE SET UP SHOP AT THE DAKOTA TAVERN!

RESIDENCY THROUGH OCTOBER ON THURSDAY NIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.longrangehustle.com

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MARVEL COMICS AND DUSTIN BATES OF STARSET DEBUT THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

THE ALL-NEW ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL IS AVAILABLE TODAY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

On-Sale Now!

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www.thestarsetsociety.org

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MANITOBA MUSIC EXPORT: ANNUAL SHOWCASE RETURNS TO TORONTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MANITOBA MUSIC IN TORONTO
The Horseshoe Tavern
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Doors 8:30 PM / No cover
9:00 PM – Ghost Twin
9:50 PM – Boniface
10:40 PM – Hellnback
11:30 PM – Tunic
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS: For photos of the artists please click here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURES VIDEO TRACK BEAST

OCTOBER UK TOUR DATES WITH KVELERTAK

UK HEADLINE SHOWS

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

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

Purchase your copy here.

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

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

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

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DEBUT LP FROM PROPHETS OF RAGE MAKES GLOBAL IMPACT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prophets Of Rage Track list:

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

Listen or purchase Prophets Of Rage here.

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

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:

iTunes  - Amazon

Listen to Strength In Numbers

Spotify - Apple Music

Buy, stream, download Prophets Of Rage here.

www.prophetsofrage.com

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

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

NATIONAL TOUR WITH
XSCAPE AND MONICA ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.tamarbraxton.com

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

ALBUM PRE-ORDER UP NOW


ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LITTLE COYOTE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES

NEW SINGLE MEDICINE OUT NOW

SHARES EXCLUSIVE MIX WITH RAVELIN

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE RACISTS VIA VEVO

SELECT US AND UK TOUR + FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

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

“Riotous Pittsburgh stalwarts” – SPIN

“Top-notch punk” – Alt Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRE-ORDER AMERICAN FALL HERE

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

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DANKO JONES ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

SHARE NEW SINGLE YOU ARE MY WOMAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

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

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

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

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

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

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

TORONTO, ON – Monday, September 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toronto, ON – Lundi 18 septembre 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec 
Magali Ould
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magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
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(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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PROPHETS OF RAGE RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM TODAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Prophets Of Rage Track list:

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


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

Listen to Strength In Numbers
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Buy, stream, download Prophets Of Rage here.
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A TRIBE CALLED RED'S WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION OUT IN CANADA ON VINYL TODAY

LIMITED-EDITION COLOURED VINYL AND
MERCH BUNDLES AVAILABLE

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

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

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

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

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

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

VINYL TRACKLISTING:
Side A:

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

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

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

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Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

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

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

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HELLO MOTH ON TOUR IN WESTERN CANADA THIS FALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SÉBASTIEN IZAMBARD OF ACCLAIMED WORLDWIDE GROUP IL DIVO

TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM NOVEMBER 3

FIRST SINGLE WE CAME HERE TO LOVE
OUT SEPTEMBER 29

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

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

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

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

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

About Sébastien Izambard

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

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

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

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

About Entertainment One

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

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

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

STREAM THE TITLE TRACK HERE

TOURING EASTERN CANADA THIS SEPTEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

THE BLACK SHEEP TRACKLISTING

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


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

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TOOTHGRINDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PHANTOM AMOUR OUT NOVEMBER 10

BAND PREMIERES NEW SONG, THE SHADOW
VIA METAL SUCKS


TOURING WITH BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
THIS FALL


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

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

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

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

PHANTOM AMOUR TRACKLISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wizard Bloody Wizard.

The line is drawn….in blood.

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

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BOOGÁT SHARES DANCEABLE NEW TRACK SABES MUY BIEN

SAN CRISTOBAL BAILE INN
SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 6

TOURING CANADA THIS FALL  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VAN WILLIAM RELEASES THE REVOLUTION EP TODAY VIA FANTASY RECORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE REVOLUTION EP TRACK LIST:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.lailabiali.com

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YES WE MYSTIC ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

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

OCTOBER RESIDENCY IN TORONTO AT THE RIVOLI

SHARE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR CEILINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DELIVER STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

NEW SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

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

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

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

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

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

Unify or it’s do or die.


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

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

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

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR: 

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

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
iTunes  - Amazon

Listen to Strength In Numbers
Spotify - Apple Music

Buy, stream, download Prophets Of Rage here.

www.prophetsofrage.com

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RHYE RELEASE ROOSEVELT REMIX OF SUMMER DAYS WITH ACCOMPANYING VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK

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

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

GUITARS FOR VETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada Council Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com.

ABOUT SESQUI:
With a vision to see Canada in a new and inspiring way: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart and soul of this great country. SESQUI’s goal is to engage millions of Canadians through its 360° cinematic experience, interactive content, live events, online activities and learning programs, that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, poised to lead the celebrations in Canadian communities this year. For information and to learn how to become a partner of SESQUI, please visit www.SESQUI.ca. SESQUI - The Future is All Around Us ™

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VIDEOMAN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM A KIND OF SERENITY ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ALBUM OPENER
SALT & WINE HERE

Toronto, ON – August 31, 2017 – Videoman writes music for lonely people. On September 29th, the Montreal-based band will release their debut album, A Kind Of Serenity, featuring the album opener, Salt & Wine. Have a look at the video for the track here. The record will be available for pre-order on September 8th, with an instant-grat download of the first single, Adeline. The group will celebrate the release with a hometown show in Montreal on October 5th at Petit Campus.

After years in Los Angeles studying classical music, Videoman frontman, Pasquale D’Alessio, returned to Montreal and became a Resident Artist with Opera de Montreal with one goal: to compose an opera. Looking for a modern take for the script, he teamed up with musician and writer, Mitch Findlay. The duo began working on the story, and quickly realized the project was evolving. No longer an opera, but an album.

The record continued to grow, with new songs being written every day. D’Alessio and Findlay joined forces with fellow creatives, Tom Fellows and Costa Kalafitidis, and decided to spend some songwriting time in Northern Quebec. By day: perfecting the music. By night: folklore and exploration. One evening in the woods, the group stumbled upon a decrepit mannequin with a broken television for a head, and thus, Videoman was born. After returning to Montreal with the album ready to record, the project caught the ear of former Dears guitarist, Patrick Krief, who signed on to produce the new songs.

"The album was made during the hardest year of our lives,” comments D’Alessio. “We were losing touch with each other after playing together for 6 years, our bassist had moved away...we thought all was lost but the album brought us back together. This album is about getting out of hell with your soul in tact." 

Sharing a similar affect to The National, A Kind Of Serenity explores themes of loss, loneliness and reckoning, with Videoman’s own particular blend of Montreal-grown bittersweet, bearded sorrow.

A KIND OF SERENITY TRACKLIST:
1. Salt and Wine
2. Banality
3. Adeline
4. Fragments
5. Triangles
6. (many things are lost at night-time)
7. Rectify Me
8. Lazybones
9. Trespassers
10. Requiem

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 5 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus

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www.wearevideoman.com
www.patreon.com/wearevideoman

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A FELLOW SHIP ANNOUNCE EASTERN CANADA TOUR

NEW EP COMING THIS FALL

Toronto, ON – August 30, 2017 –
Folk pop band, A Fellow Ship, has announced their eastern Canada tour. Kicking off in Ottawa on September 19th at Avant Garde Bar, the band will be sharing songs off their upcoming new EP, which is set for release this fall. Full details can be found below.

We've been working for years to develop music and a live performance that we are truly proud of,” says Joe Dent, lead vocalist and guitarist. “This release and Canadian tour is the first time we feel ready to make our mark on the world and we couldn't be more excited.”

A Fellow Ship is a folk pop band from Toronto. A tight group of friends who play lively original tunes, which will make you want to get on your feet and dance. Their combined love for music and good company has evolved into a mighty clash of folk, pop, jazz, funk, and soul. The band released their self-titled debut EP in June 2015. Have a listen here.

Stay tuned for more coming from A Fellow Ship in 2017, and don’t miss them when they come through your town this fall!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

September 19 – Ottawa, ON – Avant Garde Bar
September 20 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
September 21 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
September 23 – Halifax, NS – Timbre Lounge
September 27 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
September 28 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT
September 29 – London, ON – Tarjj Mahal
September 30 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

www.afellowship.net

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TORONTO ALTERNATIVE TRIO LITTLE COYOTE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM THE TROUBLE WITH TEETH

TORONTO ALTERNATIVE TRIO LITTLE COYOTE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
THE TROUBLE WITH TEETH

OUT OCTOBER 13TH ON EGGHUNT RECORDS

SHARES GORGEOUS NEW TRACK MEDICINE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN TORONTO WITH MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


"Affecting moments of dark folk and light pop" - Exclaim!

"Atmospheric and dreamy" - A Music Blog, Yea? 

Toronto, ON – August 28, 2017 – The Toronto-based, three-piece band, Little Coyote, has announced their debut album, The Trouble With Teeth, to be released October 13, 2017 on EggHunt Records. The band has shared their gorgeous new track, Medicine, which premiered last week on Culture Collide. Have a listen here. The band has also announced their upcoming album release show in Toronto on October 13th at The Drake Hotel. More information can be found here.

Little Coyote formed in 2015, consisting of bandmates Byron Patterson, Mike Poisson and Teagan Johnston. Teagan, the band’s leader, began her music career on the west coast of Canada, where she released her first EP, Winter’s Child, and worked with local artist, Aidan Knight. Teagan relocated to Toronto, ON at the age of 19 to start Little Coyote. The band’s sound and aesthetic is based on Whitehorse, YT, which is Teagan’s birthplace. Additional influences include Toronto-based bands Metric, Stars and Broken Social Scene. Little Coyote is Teagan’s Yukon nickname and musical alias, and she is now happy to share the name with bandmates Byron and Mike. 

Teagan, Mike And Byron bring diverse artistic backgrounds to Little Coyote. Together they are able to create an exciting new space in music that marries their vast influences of Folk, Alternative and Progressive rock, through classical piano, ethereal guitar, driving percussion and synth. 

Little Coyote’s recently released singles, including Annie’s Dead, Electric and Delirium have gained praise from George Stroumboulopoulos (The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2), Sidewalk Hustle, Exclaim! and Spotify’s Indie All Stars and New Music Fridays playlists. After touring from coast to coast, the band is excited to share their first full-length album. 

The Trouble With Teeth Tracklisting:

  1. Blood Rush
  2. The Bottom
  3. Medicine
  4. Daylight Twilight
  5. Teeth Rot
  6. Annie’s Dead
  7. Lucy Get Blue
  8. Electric
  9. Handshake Tragedy
  10. Delirium
  11. The Trouble With Teeth

 

Album Release Show:
October 13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel - Tickets

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www.littlecoyotemusic.com

 

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NO WARNING ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND SHARES LEAD SINGLE VIA THE FADER

LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 8TH

TORTURE CULTURE DUE OCTOBER 13TH VIA
BAD ACTORS / LAST GANG

Toronto, ON — August 25, 2017 —
Today, Toronto's No Warning is back after a lengthy hiatus to announce a new album. Torture Culture is the band's third album, their first since 2004's, Suffer, Survive, and is due October 13th via Bad Actors / Last Gang and now available for pre-order. To coincide with the announcement, No Warning is sharing the lead single from the project, In The City.

The track, which premiered today via The FADER, starts off brooding and heavy, before descending into a breakneck pace. Says Ben Cook, "We have attempted to express the condition of the human mind that is an outcome of being brainwashed by corporate controlled social media, through a modern and classic feeling hardcore album. Kind of like the scene in Clockwork Orange, when Alex has the lid locks over his eyes and is being forced to watch horrific footage over and over again. We are trying to manifest that torturous feeling; that in a time like this even if you want to look away you cant escape the propagandized media, especially amidst the thick of an overpopulated garbage pumping world. The evolution we have experienced both mentally and physically, and the day-to-day panic and anxiety that we feel is actually a result of our own species' selfish and repulsive impulses."

On September 8th No Warning will set out on a North American tour, playing 20 shows before the tour's conclusion on October 1st. Hear In The City, and see below for album art and tracklist for Torture Culture, full tour routing, and to read more about No Warning.

TORTURE CULTURE TRACKLISTING:

1. Headless
2. In The City
3. Unreality
4. Beyond The Law
5. Total Surrender
6. Hell Realm
7. Like A Rebel
8. Alleys Of Mind
9. Sanctuary
10. Animal
11. No Influence (From The Outside World)
12. Torture Culture


TOUR DATES:
9/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Union
9/9 - Berkeley, CA Gilman Street
9/10 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
9/11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
9/12 - San Diego, CA - Soma
9/13 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile
9/15 - Dallas, TX - The Door
9/16 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
9/17 - Houston, TX - Walters
9/21 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
9/22 - Louisville, KY - The Art Sanctuary
9/23 - Detroit, MI - The Ritz
9/24 - Rochester, NY - German House
9/25 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes
9/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
9/27 - Cambridge, MA - Hardcore Stadium
9/28- Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
9/29 - Charlotte, NC - Rabbit Hole
9/30 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/1 - Tampa, FL – Transitions

About No Warning:

No Warning's return jettisons the overly processed fakery of many of their contemporaries in favor of authentic noise, capturing real performances in rich analog tones and back-to-basics crunch without sacrificing modern clarity or power.

Thematically it's about dwelling in the gutter while furiously clawing toward the light.

The new album is grimy, pulverizing, and antagonistic street punk in a mind-meld with menacing metalcore, comprised of towering riffage, blistering solos, and raw vocals. No Warning don't so much as borrow hooks from the past as they've studied the very essence of what's come before, from Bay Area thrash metal to New York Hardcore, from post-grunge melody to melancholy balladry and back again, all through their own lens of discontent, simmering noncompliance and stark rage.

Ill Blood (2002) quickly established the band as impossible to ignore contenders within the hardcore punk scene, earning them shows with iconic genre stalwarts like Cro-Mags, Madball, Sick Of It All, and Hatebreed across North America. Praising the band's "no holds barred attitude and punchy riffs," Noisey observed, "No Warning's influence solidified Canada's pin on the hardcore map and got people to recognize Toronto as a destination for the genre."

Suffer, Survive surfaced on Machine Shop Records, a major label imprint cofounded by Linkin Park. Shows with diverse artists like The Used, Papa Roach, and Fear Factory followed, in addition to high-profile spots on major international festivals and on the Projekt Revolution Tour with Korn, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and M.O.P. and Downset. All of it put No Warning in front of larger crowds, while at the same time quickly burning out its members with overexposure and a classic case of "too much, too soon."

While the band went away following a quiet near-dissolution in 2005, the members of No Warning never disappeared. Some of them became in-demand ghostwriters for major artists in the worlds of pop, hip-hop, pop punk, and rock. Hardcore heavyweights Terror recruited guitarist Jordon Posner. No Warning's singer has been involved with enough projects to warrant a "Top 5 Ben Cook Bands" listicle in Toronto Now, saluting troublemakers Fucked Up, '80s inspired pop of Yacht Club, and Cook's solo alias, Young Guv. No Warning's 2013 comeback 7, the fittingly titled Resurrection of the Wolf, saw release through Cook's own Bad Actors label.

The positive interpersonal vibes engendered between Cook, Posner, and fellow longtime No Warning members Matt DeLong (guitar), Ryan Gavel (bass), and Jesse Labovitz (drums) across a series of reunion shows in North America and Europe encouraged them to continue playing together, leading to the new album's creation.

Drums were tracked near Hamilton, Ontario on Canada's largest First Nations reserve, Six Nations. The rest of the album was recorded in Toronto's East End. The band collaborated with engineer/mixer Chris Creglia. Mastering duties fell to Joel Grind, the mastermind and sole official member of neo-thrashers Toxic Holocaust.

Torture Culture is more of a spiritual successor to Ill Blood, following in the tradition of early Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, and Leeway, with the bounce of street metal groove.

None of the industry forces drawing them toward the so-called "mainstream" on their second album are present anymore. The band sounds refreshed and realigned, firmly planted in the sound they started with plus the newfound confidence to incorporate elements of bands like ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, and other giants of late '70s and early '80s hard rock and heavy metal.

Back in the day, it wasn't uncommon to see Cro-Mags opening for Venom or Motörhead, or D.R.I. t-shirts at Testament and Exodus shows. That spirit lives on with No Warning, culminating in a freshly modern take on a classic crossover sound that's as invigorating and cathartic as it is inspiring, angst-ridden, and pissed off.

About Last Gang:

Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES NEW ALBUM CRAFTED BY WU-TANG DJ AND PRODUCER MATHEMATICS FEATURING MEMBERS OF WU-TANG CLAN TO BE RELEASED BY ENTERTAINMENT ONE ON OCTOBER 13, 2017

FIRST SINGLE PEOPLE SAY FEAT.  METHOD MAN, RAEKWON, INSPEKTAH DECK, MASTA KILLA PLUS REDMAN OUT TODAY

OTHER VOCAL APPEARANCES BY WU-TANG’S GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA, ODB, KILLAH PRIEST, SEAN PRICE AND MORE

Toronto, ON – August 25, 2017 –  Entertainment One (eOne), 36 Chambers ALC and RZA announce the release of Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, the first musical offering from 36 Chambers ALC on October 13, 2017.  Executive produced by RZA, with creative production in the hands of Wu-Tang's longtime DJ Mathematics, the studio album includes 10 songs, plus skits, and features vocal performances by RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspektah Deck, Masta Killa, ODB, Redman, Sean Price and more.

The first single, People Say, features Wu-Tang Clan members, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspektah Deck, Masta Killa, with Redman, is out now.  Purchase the single here.

Alan Grunblatt, President of Urban and Rock, eOne Music, says, “RZA has been doing business with us since 2002.  Bobby Digital’s ‘La Rhumba’ helped put us on the map.  We are thrilled to be back in business with him.”

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

RZA says, “For years, Math has had the idea of putting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-Tang Clan members and other prominent MCs. With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. We at 36 Chambers ALC are honored to work with Mathematics and Wu-Tang Clan to put out a great piece of art.” 

TOUR DATES:
September 1 - Raekwon - Kalamazoo, MI - The Back Room
September 3 - Method Man & Redman -Chicago, IL - Soldier's Field 
September 7 - Raekwon - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room 
September 10 - Wu-Tang Clan - Clio, Michigan - Cannibis Cup 
September 15 - Ghostface Killah - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
September 16 - Wu-Tang Clan  Chicago, IL - Riot Fest 
September 17 - Raekwon - Los Angeles, CA - Paid Dues Fest
September 22 - Raekwon - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
September 24 - Raekwon - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
September 25 - Raekwon - Austin, TX - Antone's 
September 26 - Raekwon - San Antonio, TX - The Korova
September 6 - Raekwon - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall 
September 7 - Raekwon - Los Angeles, CA - Globe Theater
October 8 - Ghostface Killah - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Freight Depot
October 21 - Ghostface Killah - Chicago, Il - Navy Pier

Additionally, 36 Chambers ALC fashion arm, 36 Chambers menswear, is set to launch a new vegan accessories line, The Pineapple Collection, in the coming months.

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www.wutang-corp.com

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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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OLD MAN CANYON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR IN MY HEAD

VIDEO PREMIERES ON EXCLAIM.CA

2017 TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2017 – Today, Vancouver’s Old Man Canyon releases the dreamy music video for their single, In My Head. Premiering on Exclaim.ca, the video brings light to the inner dialogue that happens in our minds, with each decision or thought, and how that ‘story’ ultimately governs the way one perceives the world and themselves. Have a look here.

Frontman, Jett Pace, teamed up with Vancouver-based collective, ROOM, to produce and direct the music video. Early on in the process, they felt the video wanted to paint a picture of someone becoming reliant on a substance, but in a way, that depicted the addiction as more of an obsession to the ability the drug gives them – to re-visit their most treasured memories. The lo-fi dreamy visual style that was used was aimed to help the viewer step into the chaos of characters, and gain a sense of what it feels like to lose a real sense of reality.

"On its surface this video is the story of two people on a journey of total self-implosion,” comments Jett. “On a deeper level, it is the common tale of a person whose refusal to move on from their past, costs them the ability to ever witness what’s right in front of them."

Born from the inner mind of front man and Vancouver-native, Jett Pace, Old Man Canyon emerged on the alternative scene in early 2012. The debut EP, Phantoms and Friends, earned rave reviews, while songs were featured in the MTV series, Awkward, Showtime’s Shameless, Bravo’s Suits, ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, FX’s Sons of Anarchy and many more. 

Jett then started the debut full-length album, Delirium, in the solitude of his basement, recording all the instruments in a tiny studio.  He ended up with over 300 songs. While Phantoms & Friends is rooted in a folk-pop sound, comparable to acts such as Chet Faker and Fleet Foxes, Delirium is an evolution in style and genre, bringing new elements and evolution to the sonic space. Delirium finds Jett phasing in vintage synths and electric instruments. It makes for a hazy, psychedelic kaleidoscope. 

Stay tuned for more from Old Many Canyon coming this year!

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JESSE COOK PREMIERES TITLE TRACK OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM BEYOND BORDERS WITH GUITAR WORLD

ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 15 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKING OFF SEPTEMBER 22 IN HARTFORD, CT

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2017 – Today, Jesse Cook, the acclaimed Canadian-based guitarist, composer, and producer, has partnered with Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation to premiere the new single and title track of his upcoming studio album, Beyond Borders. Click here to listen to Beyond Borders. The new 12-track album hits streets on Friday, September 15 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

Living up to the album’s title, the JUNO Award-winning musician’s new record explores a sonic landscape unfettered by geography, ethnicity and musical styles to forge a unique world music hybrid. The album is available for pre-order now with an instant download of lead single Double Dutch (currently impacting radio) and Beyond Borders.

Recorded over two years in Toronto, Beyond Borders is the follow-up to 2015’s One World. The new album places Cook in the driver’s seat as he wrote, recorded and arranged the music, creating templates with deep emotional foundations before inviting collaborators to add nuance and shading to the compositions. “Everything on this album comes from my own experience,” says Cook. “I was going through a difficult period in my life and it blew the door of my imagination wide open. I went for a huge sound, without limits. I threw away the rules, trying to find places I’d never been before, and I got there. The sad songs are sadder, the rhythms are more intricate, the sounds mashed up to look at traditional patterns in a new way.”

Beyond Borders is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalog which has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall. 

Look for Cook to embark September 22 on a North American tour encompassing the United States, Canada and Mexico. See below for a complete list of dates. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.jessecook.com/tour/.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 31 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Riviera Maya, Mexico
September 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
September 23 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY
September 24 – Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA
September 26 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
September 27 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
September 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
September 29 – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater – Raleigh, NC
September 30 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC
October 1 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
October 3 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
October 4 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
October 6 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7 – Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL
October 25 – Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC
October 26 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
October 27 – Cleland Community Theatre – Penticton, BC
October 29 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
October 30 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
November 3 – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts – Winnipeg, MB
November 5 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
November 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
November 15 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
November 16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
November 17 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharines, ON
November 20 – Grand Theatre Du Quebec – Quebec City, QC
November 21 – Salle Maurice O’Bready – Sherbrooke, QC
November 23 – The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
November 24 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
November 25 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB
February 14 – Craterian Theater – Medford, OR

February 23 – Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 24 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA
February 25 – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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GREGG ALLMAN AND SOUTHERN BLOOD TO BE CELEBRATED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH AT SELECT HARLEY-DAVIDSON LOCATIONS

LATE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER AND FAMED MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST TO BE HONOURED

WITH ALBUM PLAYBACKS, EXCLUSIVE RAFFLES, MUSICAL TRIBUTES AND MUCH MORE

ALL REGISTRANTS RECEIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF SOUTHERN BLOOD

SOUTHERN BLOOD ARRIVES ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH                                                                  

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2017 – Rounder Records and select Harley-Davison locations are uniting for THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY, a very special event commemorating the final album from the legendary Gregg Allman. Southern Blood arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th.

Southern Blood is available for pre-order now at digital music retailers and the Gregg Allman Official Store. A wide array of limited editions and special bundles are on offer, including digital download, Standard and Deluxe CD/DVD, and limited edition heavyweight vinyl and vinyl test presses. For complete pre-order details, please visit the Gregg Allman Official Store, with exclusive pre-order bundles available here.

Southern Blood includes the new original song, My Only True Friend, written by Allman with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard. The track – available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services – premiered earlier this summer exclusively via NPR Music, which raved, “From its stately introduction through a wrenching guitar solo at the close, the track exudes a surefooted classic-rock grandeur we don't hear much anymore. Yet Allman keeps it on an intimate scale…Allman sings like he's confiding to a friend, distilling hours of stock-taking and introspection. He's plainspoken, like always, and his casual air adds disarming resonance to what is clearly a farewell statement.” My Only True Friend is joined by a powerfully moving official video, streaming now at Gregg Allman’s official YouTube channel after its exclusive premiere via Relix. Watch My Only True Friend here.

THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY will take place Friday, September 8th at select Harley-Davidson locations across North America. Fans can register for their local rally via the Gregg Allman Official Store; a portion of the $20 registration benefits the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University, with all registrations also receiving a digital download of Southern Blood. See below for a list of cities participating.  

Well known as an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast, Allman and his groundbreaking music will be celebrated at THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY events, including release day premiere plays of Southern Blood, as well as a wide range of local artists performing songs from the Allman canon. As if that weren’t enough, every rally will feature an exclusive raffle, with giveaways including CDs, DVDs, and vinyl LPs – among them, a limited edition 10” vinyl picture disc featuring three live performances from 2014’s All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman tribute concert event. Select locations will see partnerships with local breweries while others will display classic Harley-Davison motorcycles from Allman’s own fabled collection. Fans attending THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY will be invited to share their photos, videos, and memories using the hashtag #MidnightRidersRally; all submissions will then be displayed on www.greggallman.com.

THE MIDNIGHT RIDER’S RALLY - Friday, September 8th
@ Harley-Davidson Locations Across North America Including:

Macon, GA
Atlanta, GA
Savannah, GA
New Orleans, LA
Santa Fe, NM
Daytona, FL
Pensacola, FL
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Ft Myers, FL
Naples, FL
Nashville, TN
Knoxville, TN
Philadelphia, PA
Cleveland, OH
Asheville, NC
Las Vegas, NV
Birmingham, AL
Toronto, ON
Los Angeles, CA

If someone is interested in hosting a rally in his or her city, please contact Adam Jones at ajones@rounder.com

PRE-ORDERS:
AMAZON CD
AMAZON DELUXE CD/DVD
AMAZON LP
GREGG ALLMAN STORE

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DEBUT VIDEO FOR RADICAL EYES FROM UPCOMING SELF-TITLED LP

AFTER YESTERDAY’S GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE

WATCH HERE

Toronto, ON – August 22, 2017 – As millions across the nation gathered in their respective states and towns to watch yesterday’s Great American Eclipse, Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord, today have debuted the music video to their song, Radical Eyes. The fiery anthem is featured on their forthcoming self-titled LP, set for release September 15th, 2017. Watch the video HERE and listen to the song now via: YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

Says Tom Morello, “On the heels of this historic solar event let's all aim to eclipse racism.”

Burning with a razor sharp message and a deep, unrelenting groove, Radical Eyes is the third track to be unveiled from the band’s new album, following the previously released, Unfuck The World, and Living on the 110.

The Western world has created biased structures and stereotypes,” explains Chuck D of the song. “Opposing viewpoints and movements are seen as radical rather than diversity. ‘Radical Eyes’ is the lens everything is viewed through, any life movement in opposition is considered radicalized.”

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.

Pre-Order Prophets Of Rage:
iTunes - Amazon

Listen to Living On The 110  
Spotify - Apple Music

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ROUNDER TO RELEASE GREGG ALLMAN'S FINAL STUDIO ALBUM SOUTHERN BLOOD ON SEPTEMBER 8TH

DON WAS-PRODUCED COLLECTION SERVES AS REMARKABLE FAREWELL FOR GROUNDBREAKING ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER

LEGENDARY ARTIST'S LAST RECORDING FEATURES ONE ORIGINAL AND SONGS BY BOB DYLAN, JACKSON BROWNE, JERRY GARCIA, WILLIE DIXON


NPR PREMIERES MY ONLY TRUE FRIEND

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 18, 2017 –
Rounder Records has announced the release date for Gregg Allman's final studio album. Southern Blood arrives everywhere on Friday, September 8th. NPR premiered the album's first song, My Only True Friend.

Southern Blood is available for pre-order now. A special and unique part of the deluxe package and the first run of the vinyl will be the inclusion of a painting that Allman and his daughter, Layla, commissioned from visual artist, Vincent Castiglia. The beautiful portrait Castiglia painted was made with Gregg's actual blood in the paint. The process served as inspiration for the album title.

Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, Low Country Blues, the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favourite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn, meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations.

"As his producer, I was dedicated to helping Gregg crystallize his vision for the record and to help make sure that this vision made it to the tape," says Was. "He was a musical hero of mine and, in later years, had become a good friend. The gravitas of this particular situation was not lost on me. Gregg was a sweet, humble man with a good heart and good intentions and it was a great honour to help him put his musical affairs in order and say a proper farewell."

Allman, well aware his time was short, approached the project with an unambiguously realistic agenda. High atop his list of goals was to capture the sound of the ultimate Gregg Allman Band in full flight, considering them the tightest knit combo of all the line-ups that had backed him over his 40+ year solo career. Despite his ongoing health issues, the Gregg Allman Band had picked up right where the Allman Brothers Band left off in 2015, spending nearly two years on the road with tour highlights including the now-annual Allman-curated Laid Back Festival. 2015's two disc CD/DVD set, BACK TO MACON GA, immortalized Allman and his eight-member band's floor-shaking live power but their leader was determined to see what the group could do within the confines of the studio.

"Gregg was very excited to be in the studio," says Lehman. "He was especially thrilled to be recording this studio album with his solo band - he was so proud of them and loved the sound that they produced together. Gregg felt close to every single one of them. The Gregg Allman Band was like a family or a well oiled machine, always knowing what the other band members were thinking and doing."

"The Gregg Allman Band enabled him to realize a sound that he'd been hearing in his head for decades but was previously unable to achieve. We talked a lot about his first solo LP, LAID BACK - what would that type of album sound like in the modern era played by these cats and fronted by an older and wiser Gregg Allman?"


A further key to Allman's vision for Southern Blood was his decision to record at the world-renowned FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Alongside its own fabled history, the legendary studio occupied a momentous place in Allman's personal back pages.

"A constant discussion during all of my nearly 15 years working with Gregg was his desire to return to Muscle Shoals," Lehman says. "He always would talk about how he needed to get back to FAME Studios to bring him full circle."

"Muscle Shoals is hallowed musical ground,"
says Was. "FAME was the place where Gregg's brother Duane first started making waves in the music world and where the earliest seeds of The Allman Brothers Band were sown in a back room during their first, seminal rehearsals. Duane's presence is still ubiquitous in that building. Recording there was Gregg's way of making his spirit a part of this album, in the same way that his spirit continued to be part of Gregg's life."

Brother Duane's presence courses through Southern Blood, from Jackson Browne's Song For Adam - the final verse of which Was says reminded Gregg of his older brother's premature passing - to the funk-fried Blind Bats and Swamp Rats, originally found on the Duane-produced TON-TON MACOUTE!, a lost classic from left-handed blues guitarist Johnny Jenkins. Allman, Was, and Lehman spent significant time plotting out Southern Blood, carefully selecting material that would capture the moment and simultaneously serve as a synopsis of an undeniably extraordinary life. Songs like Bob Dylan's haunting, Going, Going Gone, and Tim Buckley's immortal, Once I Was, allowed Allman a chance to look back over his time on Earth while also pondering the journey that lay ahead.

"Gregg, Don and I listened to a lot of material," Lehman says. "We went back and forth with each other to ultimately come up with songs that Gregg felt reflected his mood, where he was presently in life both on a personal level and professional level, as well as what would be on his fans' minds later on."

Allman was of course a gifted and evocative tunesmith in his own right, the award-winning author of such modern standards as Midnight Rider, It's Not My Cross To Bear, Dreams, and Whipping Post. Southern Blood is highlighted by one of the most candid tracks of his long songwriting career, My Only True Friend, co-written with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard.

"My Only True Friend was Gregg's attempt to contextualize the course of his life," says Was. "The man that his fans saw performing onstage was the essential Gregg Allman - he was whole and truly satisfied when he was up there playing music. The trials and troubles he faced in life were mostly the result of not knowing what to do with himself in between shows. In this song, he's addressing a woman and explaining that, although he loves her and doesn't want to face living his life alone, being away on the road and performing every night is his lifeblood. If you understand this about Gregg Allman, every other aspect of his life makes complete sense."

Sharrard - who also contributes his own show-stopping Love Like Kerosene - led the Gregg Allman Band through two weeks of recording, with all nine musicians playing together in the same room and Allman singing live vocals. Despite the undeniable "overtones of finality," the sessions proved both relaxed and fun for all involved. Though Allman's diminishing stamina caused the daily sessions to be shortened, he filled each moment in-studio with every ounce of signature Gregg fire and enthusiasm -- an intensity that prevailed to the very last note.

"Gregg was not feeling great," Lehman says, "but being a true professional, he gave it his all as usual. He hit the studio every day for about four or five hours and would typically nail one or two of the songs."

"Gregg was thrilled that the sound in his head was manifesting itself on the tape,"
Was says. "He didn't have all the lungpower of his younger self, but we felt that these raw, weathered performances were honest and compelling. We all agreed to leave them as they were on the day they were recorded. In the spirit of LAID BACK, Gregg wanted to hear things like background harmony vocals and reverb on his voice but this album is essentially a documentary of our two weeks in the studio.”

"Even though I'd known Gregg for a while, I was still blown away to be there with him and to witness his genius up close. I can still remember being swept away by his performances. He was so deeply engaged with the music! Working closely with him reinforced and further enhanced my view that Gregg Allman was one of the greatest artists of this or any time."


Rich with emotional texture, historical connectivity, and purity of performance, Southern Blood would be a landmark Gregg Allman record under any circumstance, its powerful subject matter and passionate presentation as emblematic an expression of his distinctive art as any prior work in the Allman canon. Though his loss leaves a vast musical space that can never truly be filled, Southern Blood stands tall as a remarkable valedictory and memorial to a true giant of American music, now and forever.

About GREGG ALLMAN:
Gregg Allman was undoubtedly among rock and roll's greatest and most significant artists, his soul-fired and still utterly distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in all of American music. From his founding role in the one and only Allman Brothers Band to his long and storied solo career, Allman consistently proved himself to be an iconic singer/songwriter and exceptional practitioner of the American blues tradition. Allman accrued a remarkable list of honors over his five decade career, including the ABB's 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Allman detailed his brilliant career in 2012's acclaimed memoir, My Cross To Bear. Now available in both hardcover and paperback, the New York Times bestseller chronicles an astonishing life and creative journey burdened by unimaginable loss, alcohol and drug addiction, told with clear-eyed wisdom and sharp hindsight.

SOUTHERN BLOOD TRACKLISTING:

1. My Only True Friend (Gregg Allman-Scott Sharrard)
2. Once I Was (Tim Buckley-Larry Beckett)
3. Going Going Gone (Bob Dylan)
4. Black Muddy River (Jerome J. Garcia-Robert C. Hunter)
5. I Love the Life I Live (Willie Dixon)
6. Willin' (Lowell George)
7. Blind Bats and Swamp Rats (Jack Avery)
8. Out of Left Field (Dewey Lindon Oldham Jr.-Dan Penn)
9. Love Like Kerosene (Scot Sharrard)
10. Song for Adam featuring Jackson Browne (Jackson Browne)

Southern Blood is available in the following configurations:
*Standard CD
*Deluxe CD with 2 extra tracks & bonus DVD
*Limited Edition First Run LP featuring hardwood coloured heavyweight vinyl and exclusive lithograph

PRE-ORDERS:
AMAZON CD
AMAZON DELUXE CD/DVD
AMAZON LP
GREGG ALLMAN STORE

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ANTI-FLAG ANNOUNCE AMERICAN FALL

NEW ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 3rd  
ON SPINEFARM RECORDS


BAND SHARES NEW SONG AMERICAN ATTRACTION

Toronto, ON – August 18, 2017 – Anti-Flag's new studio album, American Fall, follows 2015's well-received, American SpringWith Good Charlotte's Benji Madden on board as co-producer, the band has intensified their signature anthemic style with bigger melodies, tighter songcraft, and thicker guitars. 

American Fall is bold – both musically and politically – and Anti-Flag's time is now. With Anti-Flag, a new album is always a call to arms and a call to action that reminds listeners to question everyone and everything, including the current administration.  American Fall arrives on November 3 via Spinefarm Records and as expected, it addresses issues facing America today like only Anti-Flag can. Ahead of the album's release, the band has shared the new song and video: American Attraction.

"The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world," the band said about the new album. "It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society's ability to make progressive change. The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before him."

The album is currently available for pre-order here. All pre-orders come with an instant download of American Attraction.

AMERICAN FALL TRACK LISTING
1. American Attraction
2. The Criminals
3. When The Wall Falls
4. Trouble Follows Me
5. Finish What We Started
6. Liar
7. Digital Blackout
8. I Came. I Saw. I Believed.
9. Racists
10. Throw It Away
11. Casualty

ANTI-FLAG TOUR DATES:
10/21: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
 
WITH FLOGGING MOLLY:
10/30: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
10/31: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theater
11/2: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballrom
11/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/4: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/5: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES GALA PERFORMERS AND GRAND JURY, TICKETS NOW ON SALE

TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has announced the performers for the September 18 Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto.

They include:

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk
Weaves

More acts may be announced at a later date. 

Limited public tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Polaris also announced who will be on the Grand Jury to determine this year's best Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales.

They are:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint John, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Freelance Journalist, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton, AB, Capital City Records
Laura Stanley, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

The Polaris Gala will be hosted by CBC Radio 2 Morning host Raina Douris and live streamed at CBCMusic.ca and on CBC Music's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18. 

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other Short-Listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. 

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize. 

About the Polaris Music Prize 
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca 

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media 
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.ca
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Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Media assets: 
(Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES ARTISTES EN PRESTATION AU GALA ET LE GRAND JURY, LES BILLETS SONT EN VENTE MAINTENANT

Toronto, ON – Mardi 15 août 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a dévoilé les artistes qui seront en prestation lors du gala Polaris le 18 septembre prochain au Carlu à Toronto.

La liste inclut: 

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk
Weaves

Une quantité limitée de billets pour le public est en vente maintenant via Ticketmaster.

Le Polaris a également annoncé le grand jury qui déterminera le meilleur album canadien de l’année. Celui-ci est jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums.

Voici le grand jury:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint-Jean, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Pigiste, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Pigiste, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Capital City Records, Edmonton, AB
Laura Stanley, Pigiste, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

Le gala Polaris sera animé par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning, et diffusé en direct sur CBCMusic.ca ainsi que sur les pages Facebook et YouTube de CBC Music à partir de 20h (ET) le lundi 18 septembre.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 70 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale qui produit et distribue du contenu, et qui opère des chaînes. À partir de nos maisons de production à travers le monde, nous créons divers contenus incluant du divertissement factuel, de courtes séries numériques et des émissions jeunesse. Notre entreprise de distribution, Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2300 heures de contenu, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Les canaux d’affaires internationaux de Blue Ant Media offrent un portefeuille de marques médiatiques telles que Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) et HGTV (Nouvelle-Zélande). Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto, avec des bureaux à Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, Londres, Sydney, Beijing et Taipei. Blueantmedia.ca
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Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec 
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Matériel promo:
(Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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BOOGÁT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SAN CRISTOBAL BAILE INN

SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 6

TOURING CANADA THIS FALL  

WATCH VIDEO FOR MEZCALERO FELIZ

Toronto, ON – August 16, 2017 – Canadian-Mexican artist, Boogát, has unveiled the stunning new video for his track, Mezcalero Feliz, which premiered via Ici Musique. The song is from his forthcoming album, San Cristobal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6 via Maisonnette Music, and will be available for pre-order on September 29. Watch the video here. This fall, Boogát will hit the road to share his new songs, performing across Ontario and Quebec, with stops in Brooklyn, NY and Guadalajara, Mexico. See below for a list of dates, with more to be announced.

Mezcalero Feliz draws inspiration from Mezcal, the drink, and its storied traditions. It provides a window into the millennium of the Mezcalillero & Mezcolatra lifestyle. The song borrows and reworks numerous Mexican folk sayings that celebrate Mezcal, while Mezcalero Feliz shines through its modern interpretation of a song style usually reserved for traditional Mexican music. The song is the second single from San Cristobal Baile Inn, following Eres Una Bomba.

San Cristobal Baile Inn is Boogát’s third album, written entirely in Spanish, and revisits a more electronic sound, infused with rap and Reggaeton flavours. A danceable, uplifting and party oriented record, it stays true to the roots of Latin music, while remaining politically charged. The album was written while Boogát spent a year living in Mexico’s capital city, in search of his own personal connection to his parent’s culture. His mother, being from Mexico, he wanted to bring the family to the city, explore its neighbourhoods, music and subcultures. While doing so, he connected with the diaspora of international Latin musicians who congregate in the metropolis, making Mexico the number one city for Latin music.

San Cristobal (St. Christopher) is the patron of the travelers and the album is a celebration of immigrants and travelers at large. Cristobal’s “Inn” symbolizes the hotel Boogát traveled through for a brief moment.  

Boogát hails from Montreal, QC and blends hip-hop with Latin Music styles such as Cumbia and Reggaeton. Of Paraguayan and Mexican descent, he was born in Québec City to immigrant parents and raised in the Beauport borough of the city, then moved to Montreal in 2001, where his career took off.

Performing initially in French, Boogát switched to Spanish after playing with Latin Music group, Roberto Lopez Project, and Electro producer, Poirier; discovering a new world of possibilities that opened doors to collaborating with artists such as Frikstailers, Uproot Andy, El Hijo De La Cumbia, Radio Radio, Lido Pimienta, El Dusty, G-Flux, Sotomayor, Super San, Niña Dioz, Mati Zundel and El Remolon, amongst others.

Boogát released his first full-length Spanish album, El Dorado Sunset, in 2013. The album won two Félix Awards for Best World Music Album and Producer of the Year at ADISQ 2013. He has been touring non-stop in Canada, USA, México, Argentina, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic and Spain ever since. In 2015, he released his album, Neo Reconquista, which includes collaborations with La Yegros, Sonido Pesa’o and Pierre Kwenders. The album won two awards for World Music Album of the Year, at The 2016 JUNO Awards, and the Félix Award at ADISQ 2016.

TOUR DATES
October 13 –  Brooklyn, NY – C’mon Everybody in Bedstuy (Boogát DJ Set)
November 04 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)
November 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mercury Lounge
November 11– Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre (opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra)

November 18 – Guadalajara, MX – Festival Sucede (Boogát DJ Set)
November 24 – Sherbrooke, QC – The Little Black Box
November 25 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle 

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UNION DUKE RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR BABY DON'T BREAK - ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR FALL

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2017 – In the summer of 2016, Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, released their infectious third album, Golden Days.  Today, the group shares a brand new music video for the album track, Baby Don’t Break, giving viewers a look at a nostalgic performance of the song. Along with the new video, the band has announced a run of Canadian tour dates in the fall, taking the group through Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan (details listed below).

“The video for Baby Don’t Break pays homage to early TV performances from the golden days of country,” the band remarks.

Golden Days was released on August 5th, 2016, and is the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park. The album showcases the band’s signature soulful indie rock sound mixed with bluegrass and country, along with their soaring harmonies with three, four, and even five voices. Recorded live off the floor to capture the raw, joyful energy of their concerts, Golden Days was mixed with Grammy award-winning engineer, Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Timbre Timber) to help bring the tracks to life. 

Golden Days will take you back to your warmest memories: nights by the lake, passing a bottle around the fire, or singing with your friends at the top of your lungs. It also looks forward, reaching for those long, lazy summer days that will keep you going through the winter. It's a record of pain and struggle, lessons learned, and of laughter between friends, tenderness between lovers. One minute you're following banjo music rambling down a country lane, the next, you feel the pulse and pound of the amplifiers.

Check out Baby Don’t Break while you wait for the band to hit your town this fall, and don’t miss out on their energetic live show!

TOUR DATES:
October 13 – Aurora, ON – Aurora Cultural Centre
October 14 – Picton, ON – Private Event
October 27 – Edmonton, AB – New Moon Folk Club
October 28 – Calgary, AB – Nickelodeon Music Club
November 3 – Coronation, AB – Coronation Royal Performing Arts
November 4 – Macklin, SK – Macklin Arts Council
November 6 – Kindersley, SK – Kindersley & District Arts Council
November 7 – Leader, SK – Leader & District Arts Council
November 8 – Biggar, SK – Biggar & District Arts Council
November 9 – Rosthern, SK – Station Arts Centre
November 10 – La Ronge, SK – La Ronge Arts Council
November 12 – Melfort, SK – Melfort Arts Council
November 15 – Preeceville, SK – Whitehawk Arts Council
November 16 – Yorkton, SK – Yorkton Arts Council
November 17 – Watrous, SK – Watrous Area Srts Council
November 18 – Shaunavon, SK – Shaunavon Arts Council
November 24 – Bonnyville, AB – The Bonnyville Centennial Centre
November 25 – Bonnyville, AB – The Bonnyville Centennial Centre

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CADENCE WEAPON SHARES DON’T TALK TO ME PRODUCED BY FRANCISGOTHEAT

ENLISTS BRYSON TILLER/DRAKE PRODUCER FOR CONFIDENT NEW TRACK

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2017 – Cadence Weapon is here to work. After years of leading the rap avant-garde, the Toronto-based, Edmonton, AB native is more self-assured than ever, making moves in his own lane with no endorsements or sponsorships. In his new loose single, Don’t Talk To Me, Cadence Weapon links with Toronto producer, FrancisGotHeat, (Roy Woods, Bryson Tiller, Drake) for a mellow yet refined sound, detailing his renewed focus, and demanding the people who aren’t adding value to stay away. Purchase and stream the track here.  

“The song is inspired by my experiences navigating the rap scene over the years,” Cadence explains. “Since my last album, I’ve matured a lot, refined my music and surrounded myself with people who have my best interests in mind. It’s about refocusing my energy and flipping the script to the next page of my career. There’s a restorative element to this song. ‘Don’t Talk To Me’ means ‘don’t talk to me unless it’s something productive.’ That’s all I care about.”

Earlier this year, Cadence Weapon ended his long hiatus from recording music by teaming up with Kaytranada for My Crew (Woooo), a haunting, heart-pounding track. Through frenetic tongue-twisting verses that call out internet trolls and Camo pant-wearing cops, My Crew (Woooo) mirrors the energy of Montreal’s underground afterhours party scene, complete with hedonistic imagery and shout outs to his crew dwelling in the various neighbourhoods of the city. Cadence describes the song as “an anthem about unapologetically being who you want to be, no matter what anybody else thinks.”

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon (aka Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape, Cadence released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He followed up this literary stint with 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, an album produced by Cadence recording live instruments and sampling them for his beats. The album was his second to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

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SEETHER RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
FOR BETRAY AND DEGRADE

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 – 
Betray and Degrade, Seether’s newest music video from their seventh full-length studio album, Poison the Parish, premiered on Vevo today. This is the second music video the band released from their latest album.



Poison the Parish (Canine Riot / Fantasy), which hit on May 12th, 2017, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock albums chart, #14 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart, and #8 on Billboard's Current albums chart selling more than 31,000 copies in its first week.

Most recently the band shared lead single, Let You Down, which sat at #1 across the U.S. at rock radio for four consecutive weeks.



Poison the Parish, recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, marks the first album produced entirely by front man Shaun Morgan. Perhaps the heaviest and most expressive collection they've ever released, the album is earning their best notices in years.

Seether is currently on the last leg of their North American tour, and come September 10th, they will embark on their European tour. The European tour includes stops in countries such as Russia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, among others.

BUY POISON THE PARISH:

iTunes / Apple Music deluxe
Amazon physical
Amazon digital
Bundles featuring exclusive limited-edition merchandise are available here.

LISTEN VIA Spotify

SEETHER ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
8/11 - Glendive, Mont. - Dawson County Fairgrounds
8/14 - Boulder, Colo. - Boulder Theatre
8/16 - Wichita, Kan. - The Cotillion
8/17 - Dallas, Texas - House of Blues
8/19 - San Antonio, Texas - The Aztec Theatre
8/20 - Houston, Texas - House of Blues
8/21 - Corpus Christi, Texas - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
8/23 - San Angelo, Texas - RiverStage
8/24 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Sunshine Theatre
8/26 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Fremont Street

SEETHER ON EUROPEAN TOUR:
9/10 - Ekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
9/12 - Moscow, Russia - Red
9/13 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Clubzal
9/15 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
9/16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
9/18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
9/19 - Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany - Markthalle
9/20 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
9/22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
9/23 - Grogingen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
9/24 - Tillburg, Netherlands - 013
9/26 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt
9/27 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
9/29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
9/30 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
10/1 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer
10/3 - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria - Arena Wien
10/4 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
10/6 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Werk
10/7 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
10/9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Xtra
10/10 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany - Batschkapp
10/11 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA-Longhorn
10/13 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
10/15 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Forum Kentish Town
10/16 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Ritz Manchester
10/17 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - O2 ABC Glasgow
10/18 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - O2 Institute Birmingham

About Seether:
Since their formation in 1999, SEETHER, (Shaun Morgan - vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart - bass/vocals, and John Humphrey - drums) have become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard rocking trio from Pretoira, South Africa has released seven albums, three of which have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold along with a live concert DVD that has sold over 500,000 units for total worldwide sales in excess of 6 million. The consistent hit makers have quietly amassed 12 #1 singles—eighteen Top 5 multi-format hits resulting in singles sales that top eight million, a level of success few artists working today can match. The relentlessly hard-working outfit has averaged 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world’s biggest rock festivals. With over 280 million Vevo views and three million Facebook fans, Seether’s powerful online presence is solid proof of their hard won, fiercely loyal worldwide fan base.

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ALICE GLASS RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE WITHOUT LOVE

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY, WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR DATES THIS FALL, SET TO SUPPORT MARILYN MANSON

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 –
Alice Glass returns with her new single, Without Love, accompanied by a video directed by Floria Sigismondi and co-produced by The FADER and MAAVEN—watch it here.

Furthermore, Glass has confirmed select, very special headline dates this fall, and will join Marilyn Manson as direct support on his North American tour.

Glass’ own dates kick off September 14 with an intimate, celebratory show at Los Angeles’ The Echo, followed by additional dates throughout the fall including Toronto’s Rebel, Philadelphia’s Underground Arts, The Growlers Present Festival and more. Please see below for full tour routing.

Without Love is the first new music from Glass since her 2015 solo debut single Stillbirth, which immediately followed her departure from Crystal Castles.

ALICE GLASS LIVE:

September 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
September 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
September 27 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore *
September 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
September 30 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom *
October 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
October 3 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
October 5 – Toronto, ON – Rebel *
October 6 – Detroit, MI – Assemble Sound
October 7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 8 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! *
October 10 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
October 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
October 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 17 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater *
October 19 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
October 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
October 22 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
October 23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
October 24 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
October 27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
October 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
October 29 – San Pedro, CA – The Growlers Festival
October 30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
* with Marilyn Manson

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VISIONARY BAND STARSET BREAK 1 BILLION ON YOUTUBE

MONSTER, SECOND MOST PLAYED MAINSTREAM ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR

MARVEL COMICS TO RELEASE STARSET ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, ON OCTOBER 4TH  

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2017 –
Multi-media, modern rock band Starset recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined.  The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band led by singer Dustin Bates an unparalleled digital foothold.  Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album Vessels, Monster, currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.

Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming, which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day.  With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.

Last year Billboard reported on the band’s streaming phenomenon, “Starset has had success with their own uploads to the platform: the band's two YouTube accounts, which host official music and lyric videos, cryptic Starset Society-related teasers and audio-only streams . . . take into account fan-uploaded videos and the number of views explodes . . . six times larger and global.”  

The Columbus Ohio Starset continues their breakout with their new album, Vessels debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it one of the highest charting albums from a rock band in the past year.   The first single, Monster peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and new single Satellite has just begun its chart ascent.  All Music calls the album “genre-juggling...expands on the nervy, synthed-out atmosphere and huge melodic hooks of its predecessor, as evidenced by the compelling singles.”  Vessels is the follow-up to Starset's 2014 debut album, Transmissions, a landmark album that sold in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads in the U.S., propelled by the hit single My Demons, which had the longest ascent to the top 5 in the history of the rock radio charts.

Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society.  Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.

Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “Starset is creating a new template on how to succeed as a rock band, tapping into a huge viral and streaming audience and launching some of the biggest rock radio singles of the last few years.  There will be billions and billions served.”

The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, “The PROX Tranmissions” will be released on October 4th.

Starset is Front-man Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.

Listen to the Starset’s new single Satellite here.

STARSET TOUR DATES:
September 3, 2017 – Port Washington, WI – Paramount Music Festival
September 9, 2017 – New London, CT – Revolution Rock Fest
September 16, 2017 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

TOUR WITH HALESTORM:
September 22, 2017 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 23, 2017 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
September 24, 2017 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
September 26, 2017 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Auditorium
September 27, 2017 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
September 30, 2017 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
October 3, 2017 - Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
October 4, 2017 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
October 7, 2017 – Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance
October 8, 2017 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
October 10, 2017 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium
October 14, 2017 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilon
October 17, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
October 18, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM – Historic El Rey Theater
October 20, 2017 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theater
October 22, 2017 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park

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DAY TRIP DEBUT ENERGETIC NEW SINGLE ELECTRIC LILIES

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2017 – Toronto rockers, Day Trip, are making waves through their “gritty and pretty” sound, with their infectious, new, self-released single, Electric Lilies. It’s a bright track that pairs catchy lyrics with feisty riffs, and serious spunk. The spirited trio exudes the essence of Toronto’s Queen Street West indie rock scene, bringing in multiple decades of influence, and an array of new sonic elements. Electric Lilies is available to purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

"We were inspired to write a tune that people could both dance and listen to depending on the mood. Kind of a musical ‘choose your own story’ type thing. It started out as a sunny guitar riff, which gave birth to a weighty chord progression and the song started taking shape,” says guitarist-vocalist, Thomas Sawa of the songwriting process. “We played it instrumentally for a while with a feverish urgency to it (probably the stupid amount of caffeine in the room), and that vibe sort of dictated which direction the lyrics wanted to go. So, there's a bright and fun side to it, but also a desperate one. And, that duality is something that resonated with us."

Day Trip is an alternative rock band that was born and bred in Toronto, Ontario – the core of the band consists of singers/guitarists Nathan Jesionka and Thomas Sawa, with Scott Hannigan on bass and providing backing vocals.

This new project is the culmination of years of playing in various bands in Toronto, kicking it around in the west end. Previously known as Towers, they have spent two years developing their chops, coalescing as artists and earning accolades such as finishing Top Ten in the 2015 Juno Master Class and opening for established acts such as Headstones, The Trews, and The Sheepdogs. The name change to Day Trip is indicative of a change in direction, coupled with a new-found focus.

Day Trip is managed by Toronto-based management company, Other Management (Jake Palahnuk of Young Empires & Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene), and booked by Adam Countryman (Arkells, July Talk) at United Talent Agency.

Day Trip’s journey has just begun, so stay tuned for more music and news from the band!

Stream and Purchase Electric Lilies:
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/2tH644h
iTunes: http://apple.co/2vjCzqH
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2h7iO1Y

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IVORY HOURS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE SHADOW KIDS

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY WITH INDIE88

BAND ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA THIS FALL

SOPHOMORE ALBUM DREAMWORLD OUT NOW

“…a driving, intense listen.” – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2017 – Transforming their alt-rock beginnings into a farther-reaching ethos, Ivory Hours entered a new era with the release of their sophomore full-length album, Dreamworld (released June 10th). Today, the group shares the music video for the album’s lead single, Shadow Kids, which premiered on Indie88. Later this summer, the group will hit the road in Canada, bringing the songs from their new album to stages across the country (details below).

In the video, a young woman (played by Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen) is visited by a character from her dreams. The character inspires her to rise above her self-doubt and fear to challenge the role she's been handed by society. As the two intertwine, she learns that the visitor is just a liberated version of herself. By resisting the force of the outside world she is free to determine her own fate.

Ivory Hours frontman, Luke Roes comments, “Our society has come a long way in providing equal rights for women, but some of that success has been superficial. Shadow Kids is about identifying the less visible aspects of sexism, and gaining the confidence to rise above them. We still indirectly condition young girls with homemaking toys and statements like ‘take it like a man’, while using femininity as a derogatory term. Women are constantly subjected to men’s sense of sexual entitlement with verbal and physical harassment that many still consider ‘innocent’. Don’t let these people determine your sense of self-worth. Don’t be afraid to fight back. It might make you unpopular, but you won’t be alone.” 

Fusing alternative rock with a modern pop aesthetic, Toronto’s Ivory Hours is a group defined by their resistance to convention – their melodies are massive but ethereal; their anthems soaring, yet intimate. Formed in 2012 by songwriter, Luke Roes, the band’s sound has come full circle, building on their 2015 debut album, Morning Light, and commercial radio debut, Warpaint. Dreamworld juxtaposes synthesizers and monolithic hooks with walls of guitar and fuzzed out bass. Simultaneously ambitious and resolute, the new album proves that Ivory Hours is a band you shouldn’t sleep on.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 14 – London, ON – Rum Runners
September 15 – Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best Theatre
September 16 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
September 21 – Kingston, ON – The Brooklyn
September 22 – Ottawa, ON – LIVE on Elgin
September 23 – Saint Catharines, ON – Warehouse
September 28 – Guelph, ON – eBar
September 29  Hamilton, ON – Mill’s Hardware
September 30 – Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
October 5 – Winnipeg, MB – Handsome Daughter
October 6 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
October 7 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
October 10 – Nelson, BC – The Royal Baker
October 12 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room
October 13 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway
October 14 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
October 15 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl

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JESSE COOK TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BEYOND BORDERS ON SEPTEMBER 15

FIRST SINGLE DOUBLE DUTCH OUT NOW

ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA IN THE FALL

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2017 – JUNO Award-winning Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook shares the first single of his upcoming album, Beyond Borders, set for release on September 15. The album is available for pre-order now, with an instant download of the first single, Double Dutch, and listeners can get a sneak peek at the album at the teaser video here. In anticipation of the new album’s release, Cook will be embarking on a wide-reaching Canadian and United States tour (details listed below). 

Following the critical and commercial success of his last album, One World, Jesse Cook is ready to launch his new album, Beyond Borders.  This is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalogue.  This catalogue has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall.  Beyond Borders is an in depth musical journey exploring the exotic boundaries of world music.

There are many borders in our lives. Some are built by others, some we create for ourselves. Whenever I have ventured beyond the borders in my life, I have been the better for it,” says Cook. Beauty, humanity, artistry, joy, wisdom, and of course love…these things don’t stop at some line on a page. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?”

BEYOND BORDERS TRACKLISTING:

  1. Beyond Borders
  2. Hembra
  3. Unchosen
  4. To the Horizon
  5. Lost
  6. Double Dutch
  7. Skip the Moon
  8. The Toll
  9. Call to Rhythm
  10. Above the Rain
  11. A mi Nina
  12. Wisdom of a Thousand Years

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 31 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Riviera Maya, Mexico
September 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
September 23 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY
September 24 – Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA
September 26 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
September 27 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
September 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
September 29 – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater – Raleigh, NC
September 30 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC
October 1 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
October 3 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
October 4 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
October 6 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7 – Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL
October 25 – Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC
October
26 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
October
27 – Cleland Community Theatre – Penticton, BC
October
29 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
October
30 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
November 3 – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts – Winnipeg, MB
November 5 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
November 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
November 15 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
November 16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
November 17 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharines, ON
November 20 – Grand Theatre Du Quebec – Quebec City, QC
November 21 – Salle Maurice O’Bready – Sherbrooke, QC
November 23 – The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
November 24 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
November 25 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB

February 14 – Craterian Theater – Medford, OR
February 23 – Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 24 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA
February 24 – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

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CAT CLYDE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

ON THE ROAD SUPPORTING RODRIGUEZ

IVORY CASTANETS OUT NOW

“Clyde’s name is sure to join the ranks of other Canadian music greats” – iHeart Radio

“The most exciting singer-songwriter album that I’ve heard in years” – Canadian Beats

"Visceral and untamed" Stereogum

"A musical force to be reckoned with" Nylon

Toronto, ON – August 4, 2017 –  Cat Clyde has been on a roll since the release of her debut album, Ivory Castanets. Having recently wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, Cat will hit the road again this month to share the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez. The artist was the subject for acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman. Cat will return to western Canada for shows in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, before moving east to Peterborough, ON and Montreal, QC. See below for a complete list of dates.

Ivory Castanets was released on Friday May 5th via Cinematic Music Group. Highlight track, Chimes In The Night, premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track, Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms to reach over 5 million streams, along with Like A Wave, The Meadow, and Move Along, which was featured as a Magnificent 7 track for its premiere on  CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show. Check out Cat’s live performance of The Meadow at the Calgary Stampede City Sessions here

Cat is making waves in the music scene with her unique sound, blending contemporary and classic elements and a vast array of influences. Her music has been added to 105,000 Spotify playlists, peaking at 340.6K + monthly listeners on Spotify, with tracks featured on 96,000 Spotify playlists worldwide including: Fresh Folk, Spotify's Indie All Stars, Vintage Vibes, Women of Fresh Finds, Roots Rising, Relax & Unwind, Infinite Indie Folk, and Cool Hunting. 

Cat Clyde is a new artist out of Stratford, ON. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly, hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

It’s an old saying; time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it's a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

STREAM The Meadow: https://soundcloud.com/catclyde/themeadow

WATCH Mama Said: https://youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, August 9 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre   
Friday, August 11 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
Sunday, August 13 – Winnipeg, MAN –  Centennial Concert Hall    
August 18-20 – Peterborough, ON –  Peterborough Folk Fest           

Wednesday, September 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Tuesday, September 19 – Montreal, QC –  Metropolis

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POP EVIL ENTER STUDIO, REVEAL NEW LP DETAILS

STUDIO VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW


SUMMER/FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2017 – American rock band, Pop Evil, have been hard at work in the studio this summer working on an all new LP due out early next year. The band have brought on veteran producer, Kato Khandwala, and have been hard at work since early June. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios and will finish up the album in Los Angeles, CA in the coming weeks. 

“The band is in such a great creative groove right now!” says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. “After taking much-needed time off, we started the writing process in Michigan this past April and May, before heading to the Sound Emporium in Nashville.  We have recorded close to 20 songs for the album and are now narrowing down our choices before heading to L.A. to finish the record. Our producer Kato has been a blessing and a pleasure to work with, and he’s the best devil’s advocate we’ve had in the studio!”

The band have released a short studio video which premiered via SiriusXM Octane earlier this week. Watch the video here

The yet to be titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard US Independent Albums, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with FootstepsIf Only For Now, Ways to Get High and Take It All. Footsteps not only reached number one but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band's career.

Kakaty continues, “It’s been the smoothest recording process to date, and we’ve been taking our time and giving each song its due diligence. One thing I can say is you will get a little bit of everything from us on this album. We’re letting all our emotions out on this one. No boundaries. New Pop Evil music is on the horizon!

The band hasn't let up on its road dog reputation, virtually staying on the road for the past two years since their last LP. Pop Evil will continue that trend and be on the road all summer starting with two sold out shows at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI. Other highlights include supporting BUSH at the Blue Stream Amphitheater in Moorhead, MN, STURGIS 2017 with Ozzy Osbourne, Moonstock Music Festival with Papa Roach, and RIFF Fest with Rob Zombie. See below for a complete list of tour dates and stay tuned for more news from Pop Evil!

Pop Evil is: Leigh Kakaty / Hayley Cramer / Dave Grahs / Matt DiRito / Nick Fuelling

TOUR DATES:
August 3 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
August 4 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
August 5 – Sword & Velvet (with No Resolve) – Green Bay, WI
August 6 – Bluestem Ampitheater (with Bush) – Moorhead, MN
August 7 – O’riginal Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
August 9 – Sturgis 2017 (with Ozzy Osbourne) – Sturgis, SD
August 10 – Rock Point – Bismarck, ND
August 11 – Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
August 12 – Anthem – Sioux City, IA
August 17 – Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI
August 18 – Northwood Rally – Glen Flora, WI
August 19 – Moonstock Music Festival – Carterville, IL
September 3 – Soaring Eagle – Mount Pleasant, MI
September 8 – Harris Riverfront Park – Huntington, WV
September 9 – Revolution Rock Festival – New London, CT
September 10 – Wally’s Pub – Hampton, NH
September 21 – Clearwater Casino – Squamish, WA
September 23 – Parkview Field – Fort Wayne, IN
September 29 – Riff Fest 2017 – Clarkston, MI
October 7 – Tulsa State Fair – Tulsa, OK
October 25 – Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
October 27 – Club LA – Destin, FL

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IF I HAD THE STRENGTH

DUE OUT NOVEMBER 3, 2017

BAND ON TOUR WITH NEW MUSIC THIS FALL                          

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2017 – With another year of worldwide touring under their belts, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra returns with a new collection of songs from their forthcoming album, If I Had The Strengthdue out November 3, 2017 through Outside Music. The band will be bringing the new material and their highly engaging live show, on a 11-date release tour of Ontario and Quebec commencing November 1, 2017, with more dates coming in the spring of 2018, that will take the group from Newfoundland to Victoria. A complete list of November tour dates can be found below. 

Two years in the making, the album once again draws its repertoire and inspiration from folk traditions across Eastern Europe. But unlike their two previous albums (2015’s Moorka and 2012’s Lume, Lume), which were both just collections of individual songs, If I Had The Strength explores an overarching narrative line to tell a much bigger story.

"If I Had the Strength is an album about coming home, about never being the same, about the parts of ourselves we lose, the parts we gain, and about the prisons we inhabit or that inhabit us,” says Lemon Bucket Orkestra ringleader, Mark Marczyk.

With IIHTS, the increasingly dynamic and theatrical group have created a song cycle inspired by a century old Slavic prison ballad that tells the story of a young rebel coming home after laying it all on the line. The work draws emotional weight from the band’s personal experiences with the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it also highlights the dozen strong ensemble's party-punk roots and attitude, developed and honed while busking on the streets of Toronto and around the world.

"We start in a musty train car overlooking the fields and valleys of our youth through permanently smudged windows, reflecting on the life that once was and wondering how to face our mothers with the horrifying fact that we will never be the beloved boys we once were,” Marczyk says, expanding on the album’s concept. “Then, with a sudden jolt and flicker of cabin's spotty electricity, we're transported to a memory of what led to this moment and we're sprinting for dear life in a struggle to keep up to our past selves. The whole album navigates between the shaky cabin and these flashbacks in the language of eastern European folklore, the main site of resistance and celebration for the Lemon Bucket Orkestra for the better part of the last decade."

Documenting Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the height of its musical powers, the new album also features a compelling list of unexpected guests; from beloved Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, to Montreal-based Latino rapper, Boogat, to a triumphant-yet-tragic 60 strong reading of the late Adrienne Cooper's Sholem by the mighty Choir!Choir!Choir! Weaving in and out of the prison ballad theme, the work takes listeners on an emotional journey exploring trauma and tragedy through the lens of musical exploration and communal celebration (see below for a complete tracklist).

Lemon Bucket Orkestra has been wowing international audiences for close to a decade now, bringing their unstoppable and infectious musical mayhem to stages near and far. Voted Toronto’s Best Live Band by the readers of NOW Magazine, the band’s previous album, Moorka, took home a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for World Group of the Year, and was nominated for a 2016 JUNO award for World Music Album of the Year.

The band is best known for its raucous parties, impromptu street performances and legendary live shows. But in the last year, they have also made a mark with their powerful 'guerrilla folk opera,’ Counting Sheep. The unique theatre experience has already played for enthusiastic audiences in Canada, Scotland and Germany, and later this summer the band will be performing it at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland and the Freedom Festival in Hull UK. On November 20th, the production will make its US debut at the infamous 3-Legged Dog in New York City, for a four week run.

Marczyk concludes, "The album is a statement of resistance and celebration. We're guerrilla-folk party-punks imprisoned and liberated by eastern European folklore. The title track (borrowed from the late great Adrienne Cooper) says it all: If I had the strength, I would run in the streets  I would scream PEACE! PEACE! PEACE! This album records the process of gathering that strength and the obstacles we encounter along the way."

Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s powerful sound and unique live performances are an immersive experience for all the senses and the new album captures and distills that energy in recorded form like never before. Don’t miss your chance to catch them live!

If I Had The Strength – Tracklist
1. The Game
2. Crooked
3. Fate
4. Goodbye (feat. Zilen Biret)
5. Soldat
6. Freedom (feat. John David Williams)
7. When
8. Palinka (feat. Boogat)
9. Cocoon
10. Heroes (feat. Measha Brueggergossman)
11. Peace (feat. Choir!Choir!Choir!)

TOUR DATES
November 1 – Ecole Secondaire Publique De La Salle – Ottawa, ON
November 2 – Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts –  Kingston, ON
November 3 – Aeolian Hall – London, ON
November 4 – Danforth Music Hall (with Special Guest, Boogat) – Toronto, ON
November 5 – The HUB – Stratford, ON
November 7 – Meaford Hall – Meaford, ON
November 8 –  Descendants Bierhalle - Kitchener, ON
November 9 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON 
November 10 – Mitchell Hall – Guelph, ON
November 11 – Theatre Fairmount (with Special Guest, Boogat) – Montreal, QC
November 12 – Venue TBC – Quebec City, QC

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36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LANTERNS OUT SEPTEMBER 29 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

BAND DEBUTS NEW SONG DEATH EATER
VIA LOUDWIRE

CURRENTLY TOURING WITH DEVILDRIVER

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 –
Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS will release their deeply personal new album, Lanterns, on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow up to 2015's, Time and Trauma.

Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon firsthand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length.

The band has shared the first track from the record in the form of Death Eater, which saw its premiere over at Loudwire. Listen to the song here.

About releasing Death Eater into the wild, Lindow told Loudwire, "It's a reflection of self and the dwellings of rock bottom, discovering the tools to dig yourself out, and refusing to let yourself free fall into the abyss of hopelessness. Love, forgive, and never give in. In fact, Lanterns is about the fight within us all... forever refusing to sink."

Lanterns is available for pre-order here.

36 Crazyfists will spend August and September on tour. Dates are below.
 

LANTERNS TRACK LISTING:

  1. Death Eater
  2. Wars to Walk Away From
  3. Better to Burn
  4. Damaged Under Sun
  5. Sea and Smoke
  6. Where Revenge Ends
  7. Sleepsick
  8. Bandage for Promise
  9. Laying Hands
  10. Below The Graves
  11. Old Gold
  12. Dark Corners

36 CRAZYFISTS ON TOUR:
With DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch:
8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

With /DevilDriver, Uncured, Tetrarch, + Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop's
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall
9/16: Augusta, GA @ Iron Heights
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
*Festival Date

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DECLAIME AND ALOE BLACC CONNECT FOR LUSH NEW SUMMER JAM VIOLET SKY

PREMIERED BY HIGH SNOBRIETY

Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 – The underground West Coast hip hop/funk pioneer, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), connects with the soulful classic man, Aloe Blacc, for the lush new single, Violet Sky, premiered by Highsnobiety. Produced and featuring vocals by soul queen, Georgia Anne Muldrow, the song serves as the second single from Declaime's forthcoming album Young Spirit, and is available on all digital platforms, and to purchase now: http://smarturl.it/VioletSky.

Due out August 18 via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music, Young Spirit balances Declaime's unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and jazz-laden production by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib. With the help from guests such as Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, and more, the album serves as an uplifting statement to young oppressed people of colour in America. 

Declaime’s previous single, Internally Yours, features West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu, and production by Georgia Anne Muldrow. You can check out a lyric video for the track here. Stream and purchase Internally Yours here: http://smarturl.it/InternallyYours.

Declaime and Georgia will be going on tour in September. Stay tuned for updates on the cities they’ll perform in this fall.  

More About Declaime:
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) started making music with his native Oxnard, California crew consisting of Madlib, Kankick, Wildchild & DJ Romes, when he was originally known as D-Loc in 1992. After serving a term in the Navy, Dudley Perkins returned to the US and began recording with his longtime friend, Madlib, appearing on the Alkaholiks album, Coast to Coast, as well as The Lootpacks' debut album, Soundpieces. Described as a mix of Public Enemy, the 'old school' Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and KRS-One, Declaime has been instrumental in helping pioneer much of the underground sound of the West Coast, with albums such as the critically acclaimed, Andsoitissaid, Conversations with DudleyIllmindmuzik, and Astormiscomin.

In 2002, after hearing a demo version of the jazzy number, Flowers,  Stones Throw Records founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, asked Declaime to do a singing album entirely produced by Madlib under the moniker of his government name, Dudley Perkins. Dudley and Madlib would go on to record two critically acclaimed albums, Lil’ Light and Expressions (2012 A.U.). In 2009, Declaime started his own label, SomeOthaShip Connect, with his partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime has gone on to collaborate with music heavyweights such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Black Milk, and more. Much of Declaime's influence can be heard in the works of rap's underground elite such as Immortal Technique, and today's superstars like Kendrick Lamar.

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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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//AMISTAD// RELEASE ANIMATED VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONQUER

CONQUER IS ONE OF 30 WINNERS IN THIS YEAR’S MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY OF STORYHIVE – VOTING FOR NEXT ROUND OPEN NOW

Toronto, ON – July 25, 2017 –
Two characters – a young boy and a middle-aged man – are unknowingly connected in their pursuit of self-fulfillment. This is the story that unfolds in the brand new music video from Vernon, BC’s //AMISTAD// for their infectious new single, Conquer. The captivating drawings and animation for the video were created by Pascaline Lefebvre with the computer programmed animation by Guillaume Pelletier-Auger.

“We definitely knew we wanted an animated video, not only because we love animation but we also wanted to give our Talk Peace To A Wolf video series some variety and animation was the answer,” comments //AMISTAD// drummer, Carson Bassett. “Finding an animator was a challenge in itself, but when we came across Pascaline's work we knew it was the perfect fit for Conquer. We had the same concept, and she loved the colours. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.“ 

The video for Conquer was voted in as one of the 30 winners in this year’s music video category of Storyhive – a community-powered funding program from Telus that gives production grants and distribution opportunities to local creative talent in Western Canada. Winners are decided by community vote, with the next round of voting open now.

If you had seen //AMISTAD// perform when they started back in grade school, you knew that it wasn’t just for fun. Now 18 and 19 years old, the alternative five-piece band from Vernon, BC continues to amaze with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with a relentless energy of a band on the verge.

Lead singer, Aidan Andrews, formed the band with the twin brother rhythm section consisting of Nolan and Carson Bassett back in 2010. Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards round off the rest of //AMISTAD//. All of them multi-instrumentalists, serious athletes with honour roll smarts that have made them the toast of the town.

Their 2016 EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf is available now on iTunes / Apple Music and Spotify.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

September 16 – Edmonton, AB – BreakOut West -  The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Breakout West

September 18 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night, Bardot

*dates in Ontario, New York, and more to be announced soon!

“Our new favourite band!”CBC Radio West

“The sonic blend of sound is luminous, a tastefully considered soundscape that flows from evocative sources.”Vernon Morning Star

//AMISTAD// is: Nolan Bassett (bass/vocals/trumpet), Eli Garlick (guitar, violin, vocals), Carson Bassett (drums, percussion), Craig Matterson (piano, keyboards, vocals), Aidan Andrews (lead vocals, guitar, keys, ukulele)

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE STILL THE ONE

STILL THE ONE AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL
DIGITAL STREAMING PLATFORMS

BAND TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
RETURN OF THE KINGS
LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – July 21, 2017 – The Kings are back! After a 10-year hiatus spent, in part, writing and producing for some of the most notable artists in the music industry – Drake, Sia, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Tina Turner, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt, Andra Day, Olly Murs, Rachel Platten, The Arkells, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, and Andy Grammer, to name a few – The Philosopher Kings have returned with a brand new single, and stellar music video to match. The insanely catchy Still The One is available now on all digital streaming platforms, and the video premiered today on ET Canada.com. Check it out here.

"It was great getting back together with my band brothers to do another music video,” comments frontman, Jarvis Church. “It really feels as if no time has passed. The idea behind the video is really simple. We've always felt like our live show is the core of the Philosopher Kings so we wanted the video to capture the energy we have live. I've worked with Aaron A many times over the past 15 years. It has been incredible to watch his progression into one of the top directors in Canada. I'm a big fan of his.”

The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian music industry by storm with their infectious melodies, undeniable energy and a unique combination of pop and alternative rock. Their recording career began with the band’s self-titled debut in 1994, which spawned the hit single, Charms, with the album eventually earning Gold status in Canada. Winning a JUNO Award in 1996 for Best New Group and landing on the U.S. Top 40 chart that same year with Charms, the band criss-crossed the country, becoming one of the most sought after and popular live acts on the circuit. Their commercial, critical and popular breakthrough occurred with the release of their second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful in 1997, which was certified Platinum.

Fast forward to 2017, The Philosopher Kings have reunited with a renewed energy, revitalized focus – and brand new material. Stay tuned for their forthcoming fifth studio album, Return of The Kings, which is set for release later this year.

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VAN WILLIAM’S THE REVOLUTION EP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA FANTASY RECORDS

VAN WILLIAM’S THE REVOLUTION EP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA FANTASY RECORDS 

NPR MUSIC PREMIERES REVOLUTION THE NEW VIDEO FROM VAN WILLIAM FEATURING FIRST AID KIT

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017 –
Songwriter and performer, Van William, known for the subversive artistry of his former acclaimed indie outfits - Port O’Brien and WATERS - is set to release his first ever solo work, The Revolution EP, on September 8th, 2017 via Fantasy Records.

Earlier this week, NPR MUSIC debuted the video for the 4-song EP’s title track, Revolution, featuring esteemed Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit. Watch it here. Listen to Revolution on Spotify here.

Revolution started as a song about the anxieties of being in a relationship where both people want to fix its broken parts, but disagree on the means,” Van explained. “It became something else during and after the 2016 election. When we started recording the song, I was listening back in the studio and immediately knew I wanted Klara and Johanna from First Aid Kit to sing on it.”

Commenting on the track’s highly emotive, touching video, directed by Grant James (Father John Misty, Jonathan Wilson), Van added: “The idea for the video came after binge watching a lot of Bergman movies on my friend's dad's FilmStruck account. I wanted the video to show the claustrophobic feeling that can form by sharing too much of each other's lives and being unable to repair the damage from inside the walls of what was built together.

Van William’s bleeding heart may be eternally affixed to his sleeve, but very few songwriters can make the therapeutics sound so fun.  Always the creative force that fuelled his musical endeavours, William’s newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh and exciting ways.  These four new tracks carry a jagged, messy edge that artfully counterbalances William’s dazzling melodies and unforgettable choruses. 

Revolution, with its irresistible refrain and exquisite arrangement is a textbook example – a perfect hook tempered by one of the saddest, smartest lyrics you’ll ever hear.  Similarly, Fourth of July, Never Had Enough of You, and Cosmic Sign (Demo), all sparkle with vulnerability, bittersweet sophistication and William’s honeyed, yearning tenor.

An enthralling introduction, (his debut full-length solo LP is due early next year) Van William’s The Revolution EP signals the arrival of a truly gifted young artist on the rise.

The Revolution EP was recorded in Stinson Beach, CA. All songs were co-produced by Van William.  Key contributors include: drummer, Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes); bassist, Chris Chu (the Morning Benders); keyboardist Tam Visher; co-producer, Brian Phillips; and Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg (First Aid Kit.)

Van William - The Revolution EP track list:

  1. Revolution featuring First Aid Kit
  2. Fourth of July
  3. Never Had Enough of You
  4. Cosmic Sign (Demo)                                         


Van William featuring First Aid Kit -  Revolution
Listen: Spotify + Apple Music
Purchase: iTunes + Amazon

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SONS OF TEXAS SET FORGED BY FORTITUDE FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND RELEASE

PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY

PREMIERE FEED THE NEED LYRIC VIDEO

Toronto, ON – July 17, 2017 – Following two years of touring behind their debut album, Baptized in the Rio Grande, Sons of Texas returned to the studio earlier this year with producer Josh Wilbur to record their follow up. The result is the 10-song CD, Forged By Fortitude, set for a September 22nd release with Razor & Tie.  The album will be available in Europe through Spinefarm Records and with Sony in Japan, where the band was named the #1 New Band of the Year by Burrn Magazine, following their performance at the 2016 Loud Park Festival. 

The album is available today for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.  The pre-order features multiple bundles including exclusive t-shirt and hoodie designs, a flask, a dog tag bottle opener, and a knit cap. In addition, one of the bundles will include a seven-inch vinyl single of the first radio track, Beneath the Riverbed. The B-side of the single will be a cover version of the Social Distortion song, Ball and Chain.

The lyric video of the album track, Feed The Need, premiered today. Those pre-ordering the album will receive the song as an instant grat track. Stream Feed The Need on Spotify.  

Sons of Texas are planning an extensive worldwide tour lasting throughout 2018.

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 SHORT LIST

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, today announced its 2017 Short List of 10 Canadian albums which will vie for the Polaris Music Prize being decided Sept. 18 in Toronto.

The 2017 Short List was announced by CBC Radio 2 Morning host and Polaris juror Raina Douris. Douris will also host the Polaris Music Prize Gala, which will be held at The Carlu in Toronto and live-streamed at cbcmusic.ca/polaris and on CBC Music’s Facebook  page and YouTube channel.

2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV  
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?   
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa         
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude     
Weaves – Weaves

On CBC Radio 2 at 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. NT) tonight, CBC Music will feature a special hour-long broadcast celebrating the Polaris Music Prize Short List on Drive with Rich Terfry. Tune in online or find your local CBC Radio 2 frequency at cbcmusic.ca/radio2, and visit cbcmusic.ca/polaris for more coverage.

The eligibility period for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determines the Long List and Short List. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the Grand Jury and they will convene the night of the gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other short-listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners are Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge the OMDC for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music
CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 90 music streams, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE 
LA COURTE LISTE 2017

Toronto, ON - Le jeudi 13 juillet 2017

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music et produit par Blue Ant Media, a annoncé les 10 albums canadiens qui se retrouvent sur la courte liste 2017 plus tôt aujourd’hui.

La courte liste 2017 a été dévoilée par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Radio 2 Morning et membre du jury Polaris. Douris animera également le gala du Prix de musique Polaris qui aura lieu au Carlu à Toronto le lundi 18 septembre prochain. Le gala sera diffusé en direct sur la page Facebook et sur la chaîne YouTube de CBC Music.

La courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2017:

A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV  
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Gord Downie – Secret Path
Feist – Pleasure
Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?   
Lido Pimienta – La Papessa         
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude     
Weaves – Weaves

À 18h (18h30 NT) ce soir, CBC Music proposera un spécial d’une heure célébrant la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris à l’émission Drive animée par Rich Terfry. Écoutez l’émission en ligne ou trouvez votre fréquence locale de CBC Radio 2 au cbcmusic.ca/radio2, et visitez le cbcmusic.ca/polaris pour plus de couverture.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2017 est du 1er juin 2016 au 31 mai 2017. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année. Les neuf autres nommés de la courte liste recevront 3 000$ chacun, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music. Jugés uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums, les gagnants antérieurs sont Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC envers le Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. polarismusicprize.ca

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music est le service gratuit de musique en ligne du Canada qui connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale. Simple et facile à naviguer, CBC Music offre aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 90 stations de radio en ligne disponibles sur tablette et téléphone intelligent. De plus, il offre des contenus créés par les programmateurs et personnalités les plus renseignés des quatre coins du pays. CBCMusic.ca

À propos de Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media est une société privée internationale du secteur des médias qui crée et distribue du contenu dans le monde entier à travers la vidéo en continu, la télévision linéaire, le numérique, les magazines et les événements en direct. Les marques de notoriété mondiale incluent Love Nature, une offre linéaire internationale et VàDA avec la plus grande bibliothèque au monde documentant en 4K la faune et la nature; Makeful et Arcade Cloud d'Omnia Media, un important réseau de vidéo numérique axé sur les modes de vie de gamer et de fabricants/artisans. L'entreprise de diffusion de la société offre un solide portefeuille de marques médiatiques canadiennes et néo-zélandaises. La distribution de contenu, dirigée par Blue Ant International, propose un catalogue de plus de 2200 heures de contenu non scénarisé de qualité dans le monde entier, incluant la plus grande bibliothèque d'histoire naturelle en 4K disponible sur le marché. Blue Ant Media est basée à Toronto (Canada), avec des bureaux à Los Angeles (US), Londres (UK) et Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS TO RELEASE THE LONG-AWAITED ALBUM

OUT SEPTEMBER 22 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

NEW TRACK CAROLINE PREMIERES AT ROLLING STONE

Toronto, ON – July 13, 2017 – Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers will release The Long-Awaited Album on Rounder Records on September 22. The Long-Awaited Album, Martin's newest collaboration with the Grammy-winning North Carolina-based band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, is full of stories that mix humor and melancholy, whimsy and realism, rich characters and concrete details. And lots of banjos. 

That instrument—so dexterously, even acrobatically picked and strummed—is just as crucial to relating these new tales as the lyrics themselves, each chord and riff revealing new depths to Martin’s narrators and to his musical talent.  Produced by Peter Asher, the new album is a collection of 14 stunning new songs including the boisterous and humorous new track Caroline – which premiered today at Rolling Stone the deeply romantic tune All Night Long, and the fantastical song Santa Fe, which showcases the lively dynamic between Martin and the Rangers.

Steve Martin’s musical career is an extension of the storytelling impulse that drove his work as a comedian, an actor, a screenwriter, a playwright, an essayist, and a novelist. The Grammy® Award winning musician found his love for the banjo at the age of 17 and originally used the instrument as part of his standup comedy routine. But in 2010, Martin released his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-Strong Banjo, and since then, Martin has played many prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, New Orleans' Jazzfest and The Newport Folk Festival, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Martin released his second full-length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alert in 2011. The album featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Additionally, Martin co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Steep Canyon Rangers. That year, Martin also won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.  

Martin also collaborated with Edie Brickell on the critically acclaimed album Love Has Come For You, which combines Martin’s five-string banjo work with Brickell’s vivid vocals. Martin and Brickell took home the Grammy® Award for Best American Roots Song for the album's title track.  Martin and Brickell’s second collaboration, So Familiar, earned widespread critical acclaim and also inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star, which was nominated for five Tony Awards.

The Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin will host their album release celebration on Saturday, September 30 at The IBMA World of Bluegrass – in the state where it all began for them.

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HOLY FUCK ANNOUNCES BIRD BRAINS EP

RELEASE COMING JULY 21st ON LAST GANG RECORDS

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR BIRD BRAINS
WHICH PREMIERED VIA NOISEY

Toronto, ON — July 12, 2017 — Toronto based noise-band, Holy Fuck, are releasing their 4-song EP, Bird Brains, July 21st via Last Gang Records in Canada; their first since 2016’s JUNO-nominated, Congrats. Bird Brains was recorded live at various studios over the past few years. The EP represents the ongoing creative process of a band whose members live in different cities (in both Canada and the US) yet insist their music should be a collaborative process. These four songs aim to capture the raw energy of four people, not apart as bedroom producers, but together as a spirited exchange of ideas, a dynamic interaction that comes from years of friendship. While Bird Brains was largely self-produced, a few very talented Engineers/Producers aided greatly in that process, including Shawn Everett (John Legend, Warpaint, Alabama Shakes), who recorded the song Chains at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, The XX) who mixed the song New Dang.

Accompanying the EP is the visual piece for the title track. An incredibly charismatic bird hosts a party wilder than anything you’ll see all summer. Director, Allison Johnston wanted “to explore the idea of mass hysteria, and how easily a group will follow the most confident person in the room. The party in the video is what I grew up believing they always were before I had ever been to one. I wanted every party to be Nelly’s Hot in Herre”. Watch Bird Brains here.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 28 – Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Fest

Aug 04 - Põlva, Estonia- Intsikurmu 
Aug 05 - Malaga, Spain- CanelaParty
Aug 08 - Gent, Belgium- DOK
Aug 09 - London, UK- Jazz Cafe
Aug 10 - Birmingham, UK- Hare and Hounds
Aug 11 - Manchester, UK- Soup Kitchen
Aug 12 - Leeds, UK- Belgrave Music Hall
Aug 14 - Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
Aug 15 - Cork, Ireland- Cyprus Avenue
Aug 16 - Limerick, Ireland- Dolans Warehouse
Aug 17 - Belfast, Ireland- Empire Music Hall
Aug 19 - Cardross Estate, Scotland- Double the Rabbit Hole
Aug 20 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK- Think Tank
Aug 22 - Bristol, UK- Colston Hall 2
Aug 23 - Brighton, UK- Patterns
Aug 24 - Luxembourg- Rotondes
Aug 25 - Groningen, NL- Noorderzon Festival
Aug 26 - Le Mans, FR- Festival Teriaki 

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PROPHETS OF RAGE DELIVER LIVING ON THE 110

THE LEAD SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING,
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

“Prophets Of Rage might just have put on the greatest gig of 2017” – NME

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2017 – Today, Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) have shared Living On The 110, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on September 15th via Fantasy Records.  Listen to it here.

The deeply grooved, hard-hitting track reflects the band’s preferred method of addressing social issues from the ground up. Last July, Prophets Of Rage performed a surprise show on a Skid Row rooftop in downtown L.A., raising awareness of the homelessness issue in the heart of one of the country’s largest dispossessed populations. The group took their message of activism and grassroots change to 35 cities last summer during their Make America Rage Again Tour, with a portion of proceeds from each show benefitting local homelessness charities.

"Living On The 110 opens the eyes of those that don't see the ever growing problems of the poverty stricken,” stated B-Real.

"Living On The 110 is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” added Tom Morello. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”

This summer, with the intensity seemingly multiplying by the day, Prophets Of Rage took their battle cry overseas, connecting with hyper-engaged European audiences desperate to join the fight.  Tapping into a mountain of rage and frustration, the band rocked sold-out festivals across the continent building momentum with each performance in a mutual expression of fury and hope. Reporting on the band’s Brixton Academy gig, NME proclaimed, “Prophets Of Rage might just have put on the greatest gig of 2017.”

Prophets Of Rage came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm, wherever it may lead.  Following last summer’s inaugural tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. Holed up with longtime Rage collaborator, producer Brendan O’Brien, the band fused the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work, into an inventive and compelling new musical statement, completing the album’s twelve tracks in just over a month of recording. 

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”

PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR: 
September 16 - 93X:Twenty - Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
September 17 - Riot Fest - Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
October 1 - Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
October 15 - Houston Open Air – Houston, TX
October 27-29 - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA
November 4 - Ozzfest - San Bernardino, CA
*More dates to be announced soon

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THE WILD! DEBUT LIVIN’ FREE MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE

BAND SUPPORTING ADRENALINE MOB THIS SUMMER

WILD AT HEART OUT NOW 

Toronto, ON – July 10th, 2017–  Canadian wild boys, The Wild!, debuted another wild and crazy music video for their track, Livin' Free, off their new LP, Wild At Heart, exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. Directed by longtime collaborator Stuey Kubrick, this is the second video we've seen from the band off this release. Their first video for Ready to Roll can be watched here.

"This song is basically a huge cheers to the best years of your life," says frontman, Dylan Villain. "The lyrics in the chorus say it all, 'One for the sun comin' up in the streets. And for the nights we never sleep. Here's to the ones still livin' free.' What a time we had making this one, man Straight up livin' hard... and LIVIN' FREE!" 

The band is currently out on tour in the U.S. supporting Adrenaline Mob. All tour dates can be found below.

About The Wild!
The Wild! released Wild At Heart back in February via Entertainment One (eOne). Villain adds, "This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I'm proud as hell of it and I can't wait for all of you to hear it. It's everything I wanted it to be." The tracklist and artwork are also available below. 

Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart serves as the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for "God Damn Wild Boys," that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart is their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).

On vocals/lead guitar, Dylan Villain embodies all the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain's snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist, Boozus. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times.

Kickin’ ass and keeping time is drummer, Reese Lightning. A beast with beats and everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out The Wild!'s lineup is “The Kid” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Young blood and zero fucks given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.

“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says Villain. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it, then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”

The Wild! pack a punch when it comes to their live set, so be sure to catch them while they’re on the road this summer! 

TOUR DATES:
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with Adrenaline Mob
July 11 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
July 12 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
July 14 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
July 15 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
July 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
July 17 - Greenacres, FL @ Piepers Sports Bar
July 19 - Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater
July 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
July 21 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
July 22 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
July 29 - Beaver Dam, WI @ DangerFest

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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RHYE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO PLEASE AND SIGN TO LAST GANG RECORDS

UNVEILS SECOND TRACK SUMMER DAYS

Toronto, ON — July 7th, 2017 — Today, Rhye makes their return with a brand new single and music video entitled, Please. This marks the group’s first new music in four years, and is available here via Last Gang Records. Watch the video here.

Following up 2013’s critically exalted, Woman, Please heralds Rhye’s return.  Merging a natural beat and muted piano, the track builds into a climactic lyrical plea that’s both entrancing and explosive. Meanwhile, the clip brings the seductive side of Rhye to life in black-and-white via vivid visuals.

About the song, frontman Milosh comments, “Because we play live so much, we’ve built this show that’s somewhat different from Woman. It’s a little more psychedelic. I wanted to bring that to the second record. I really wanted to incorporate much more soulful and earthy colours. It had to be all live percussion and piano. The human intimacy had to come through the actual instrumentation on this record.  ‘Please’ is the stepping stone to where we’re headed.”

In addition, the band shares a second nostalgic new anthem entitled Summer Days. Listen here.

Right now, Rhye is on the road performing at high-profile festivals around the globe. See the full itinerary, and learn more about the band, below.

TOUR DATES:
July 8 – Brugge, Belgium – Cactus Festival
July 9 – Montreaux, Switzerland – Montreaux Jazz Festival
July 11 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia 
July 14 – Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival 
July 15 – Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival 
July 26 – Taipei City, Taiwan – Legacy Nightclub
July 28 – Niigata, Japan, –Fuji Rock Festival
July 30 – South Korea – Handside River Park

About Rhye:
A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye find humanity in musicality. Driven by this approach, the group quietly transformed into a phenomenon with the arrival of their 2013 debut, Woman. The record garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork who dubbed it “Best New Album.” Open would concurrently accumulate over 41.6 million Spotify streams, while The Fall surpassed 22.8 million. Along the way, they sold out theaters around the globe between standout festival sets at Coachella, Pitchfork, and a highlight concert in Denmark accompanied by a 49-piece all-girls choir. As the band began writing in 2016, this expansive live show indelibly impacted their second full-length album in 2017. The first single, Please, siphons a gorgeous vocal plea through a kaleidoscope of sparse percussion and piano that’s simultaneously stirring, stark, and sensual. It’s a new musical experience. It’s Rhye.  

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company. www.lastgang.com  

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.  www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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RYAN PLAYGROUND SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA STEREOGUM

PROLONGATION AVAILABLE NOW
VIA LAST GANG / SECRET SONGS

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat" - THE FADER

"Infectious"- VOGUE

"RYAN is certainly doing things differently"- I-D

Toronto, ON – Wednesday, July 5 Today, Montreal producer, songwriter, and singer, RYAN Playground, is sharing a video for new single, Prolongation, which follows RYAN as she journeys back to childhood. Speaking on the video, director Didier Charette explains:

"After several meetings with me, RYAN opened up and told me her life story. There was a moment in her life that changed everything. For her, an actual encounter flipped her world upside down and made her realize that she had grown up to not be her true self and she wanted to go back to her childhood to find herself. For years she had tried to fit in, but that moment made her realize that she wasn't happy. That's what we went for."

RYAN first garnered attention last year with her debut EP, elle, for Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs label. On elleRYAN revealed her talents for unconventional pop arrangements and introspective songwriting. Prolongation is now available everywhere now via Secret Songs / Last Gang. Watch the video above, learn more about RYAN Playground below, and stay tuned for more news about her forthcoming debut LP.

More about RYAN Playground:
Genevieve Ryan Martel (aka RYAN Playground) was raised by two classical musicians in Montreal. At age 5, she received her first drum kit and by 11, she was creating her own compositions with her guitar and drums. By the time she was a teenager, Genevieve was experimenting with FL studio and electronic music. 

RYAN Playground is a project born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and angsty emotions that come with being a teenager. In her music, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

"Every time I make a song I'm just throwing out emotions," she explains. "It's always very personal. I've come to realize that there are always two extremes. I consider myself in a gray zone, but a very nice gray zone. I like trying to appreciate all t