THE HONEST HEART COLLECTIVE RELEASE SECOND SINGLE SEPARATE WAYS

 

ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

SOPHOMORE ALBUM GRIEF RIGHTS OUT MAY 4TH
PRE-ORDER HERE

Toronto, ON – April 20, 2018 –
Today, The Honest Heart Collective release their second single, Separate Ways, from their forthcoming sophomore album, Grief Rights. Have a listen to Separate Ways on Apple Music and Spotify and pre-order Grief Rights here.

These songs capture that everyday fight you have with who you are and who you want to be,” says lead singer, Ryan MacDonald. “A year and a half ago, I was an anxious mess. I started to see a therapist who really made me dig deeper into myself. After a few sessions, he told me that the root of my anxiety was that I wasn't giving my grief rights. It's a period of time when it was okay to not be okay. It was a strange concept to me and not knowing what to do, I dove into books about my idols and revisited some of my favourite Springsteen records. The phrase ‘Grief Rights’ has stuck with me since that session, and honestly, it changed my life.”

Much of the indie-rock band’s dedicated fan base stems from their energetic and engaging live shows. They have recently completed a tour of Western Canada, including stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, among others, and have now announced a second leg of their Spring tour, with stops across Ontario, including two back-to-back album release shows in their hometown of Thunder Bay.

The new album, set for release on May 4th, showcases their anthemic rock style with powerful lyrics, with the first single, I’ve Got You, already reaching over 50,000 streams on Spotify and seeing adds at Apple Music’s Breaking Rock playlist, and Rock and Canadian Indie stations. Check out the music video for the track here.

Anchored by brothers Ryan and Nic MacDonald, The Honest Heart Collective was born out of a moment at a Bruce Springsteen concert and a rotating cast of musicians made permanent. Buoyed by the backdrop of their Northern Ontario roots, Liar’s Club encapsulates The Honest Heart Collective’s old soul take of heart-on-sleeves storytelling through music. Armed with the self-built Lionheart Studios, a blue-collar mentality, and 150+ shows later, The Honest Heart Collective has become four best friends raring to put out new music and get back on the road.  Working with producers/engineers Derek Hoffman and Jay Ruston, the new material was produced and recorded in Toronto’s Fox Sounds, Union Sound Company, and out of the band’s self-built studio in Thunder Bay, Lionheart Studios.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

May 11 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall (Canadian Music Week)

May 15 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah

May 16 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club

May 17 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion

May 18 – London, ON – Rum Runners

May 19 – Oshawa, ON – The Moustache Club

May 23 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s

May 26 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT

June 1 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry

June 2 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry
 

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THE WORD ALIVE PREMIERE NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO WHY AM I LIKE THIS?

NEW ALBUM VIOLENT NOISE OUT MAY 4

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – April 20, 2018 – The Word Alive have premiered their new song, Why Am I Like This?, with an accompanying music video. The new song comes after the band's announcement of their fifth studio album, Violent Noise, and first single, Red Clouds, which thematically revisits the band's origins. Violent Noise is slated to release May 4 via Fearless Records. Digital and physical pre-orders are available now, with each pre-order including an instant download of Red Clouds and Why Am I Like This?.

Vocalist, Telle Smith, explains that Why Am I Like Is? is about "pursuing something that more than likely you know you shouldn't or that might not be the healthiest choice for you. The last two years I experienced making choices that took me further away from who I wanted to be, and I was living in the moment with no regard for how it would effect me or someone else. It's about finding that person who is kind of the devil on your shoulder, and you want them to tell you what you're doing is ok so you can rationalize it and justify it." To watch the music video for Why Am I Like This?, directed by McGinness of Enlighten Creative Studio, click here.

Violent Noise was produced and mixed by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, From First To Last), who also produced the band's last offering, Dark Matter

The Word Alive hit the road on April 8 as direct support to In This Moment, with additional support from Ded, on The Witching Hour Tour through April 28. The band play select dates as support to Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, and Memphis May Fire, throughout the month of May. Full tour routing below. Tickets are available at WeAreTheWordAlive.com.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
w/ In This Moment & DED

April 18- Denver, CO @ The Filmore
April 20- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 22- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 24- Lubbock TX HEADLINING ONLY
April 25- Austin, TX @ Emo's
April 27- Pharr, TX @ Boggus Ford Events Center
April 28- Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Arena
w/ Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed
May 1- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 2- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
May 3- Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
May 4- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry*
May 5- Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club**
May 10- Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls***
May 12- Fort Wayne, IN @ Rock on the River Festival (Headwaters Park)
May 13- St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room***
May 15- Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre***
May 16- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's***
May 17- Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater***
May 18- Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater***

* w/ Hatebreed and Gideon
** w/ Born of Osiris
*** w/ Memphis May Fire

About The Word Alive
Since 2008, The Word Alive have steadily maintained a course towards the forefront of alternative music and continue the upward trajectory with their fifth studio album Violent Noise. The Phoenix-based trio-Telle Smith [vocals], Zack Hansen (guitars), Tony Pizzuti [guitars]-tosses and turns between visceral metallic power and entrancing emotionality encased in swathes of otherworldly electronics. It's a singular sound that has naturally evolved since Deceiver (2010) and through Life Cycles (2012), Real. (2014), and Dark Matter (2016). They've earned acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press, Revolver, Guitar World, and Modern Drummer, have supported I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, and Parkway Drive, among others, and are known for their ability to ignite crowds across the globe. 2018's Violent Noise represents the culmination of a decade and the unbreakable bond shared by Telle, Zack, and Tony. They re-teamed with the producer behind their last offering Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, From First To Last) and followed a spirit unafraid to experiment. By holding nothing back, The Word Alive's connection rings out louder than ever before on Violent Noise. "The most distracting noise in life is the one that comes from your head," Telle explains. "We all battle with self-doubt, insecurities, and trust. This record is about the balance. There's light and dark. Nevertheless, you always have control. I want to show everybody that. I'm proof."

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AUDIOTREE NORTH SHARES NEW LIVE VIDEO FROM 2017 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER LIDO PIMIENTA

NOISEY PREMIERES FORNICARTE ES UN ARTE IN LATEST AUDIOTREE NORTH PILOT SESSION
FILMED AT REVOLUTION RECORDING 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY DURING CMW ON MAY 11th
AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN 

“Lido Pimienta's Fornicate es un Arte performance
lays out the laws of love” –
Noisey

TORONTO, ON – April 18, 2018 – Today, Audiotree North, reveals the third live video in their pilot session, featuring 2017 Polaris Music Prize winner, Lido Pimienta. The live performance of Pimienta’s track, Fornicarte es un Arte, was shot at Revolution Recording in Toronto.  The song, which translates to “the art of fornicating (with) you or the art of fucking you,” premiered today on Noisey. Watch and share the video here.

"This song is about how polyamory is a dead-end road when people attempting to participate in it aren’t willing to subscribe to the ‘rules and regulations’ of their own arrangements,” says Pimienta. “It’s a song about rejecting ownership of ‘the other’ when the most powerful person in the love triangle or hexagon or whatever expects you to be loyal to them but lose their shit when you act the same way as them. The words ‘You are mine’ can be romantic at times, but it’s also dangerous when the person telling you it believes it... No soy tuya = I don’t belong to you.”

Known as “Colombian darling” and “Soundsister”, Lido Pimienta jumps back and forth from electronic beats, analog synths and Afro-Colombian rhythms, to out-of-this-world chanting. The award-winning songwriter, lyricist, and improv virtuoso joins PUP, Begonia, Casper Skulls, Pony, and Magic Giant as Audiotree North’s pilot artists.

The newly established, Audiotree North, is a partnership between Paquin Entertainment and Chicago-based Audiotree, whose mission is to create a multi-faceted artist discovery platform through unparalleled live performance formats. Audiotree North will celebrate their launch at Canadian Music Week, with a showcase on May 11th at the Horseshoe Tavern, featuring Ought, Casper Skulls, Begonia, Pkew Pkew Pkew and Pony. In addition to the showcase, Audiotree North is partnering with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) to present a pre-event celebration, open exclusively to conference delegates. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet members of Audiotree, Audiotree North and TCS.

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RY COODER SHARES LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR EVERYBODY OUGHT TO TREAT A STRANGER RIGHT

TRACK APPEARS ON THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST/PRODUCER’S FIRST NEW SOLO RELEASE IN SIX YEARS, THE PRODIGAL SON, OUT MAY 11TH

WATCH THE REVEALING MINI-DOC

RY COODER: MAKING THE PRODIGAL SON

Toronto, ON – April 18, 2018 –
Ry Cooder has shared a new video for Blind Willie Johnson’s gospel blues classic Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right, a track off his highly anticipated forthcoming album The Prodigal Son. The blazing in-studio, live performance features Ry Cooder on guitar; drummer, percussionist, and keyboardist, Joachim Cooder; singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Robert Francis and saxophonist, Sam Gendel.

A masterwork of roots, blues and R&B, The Prodigal Son, set for release on May 11th, 2018 via Fantasy Records conjures our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder's expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work. 

The album's 11 tracks include three Cooder originals along with a carefully selected collection of vintage blues, gospel and bluegrass by the likes of The Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers and the aforementioned Blind Willie Johnson. Taken together, it forms an unflinching look at the state of play in modern America. 

Watch the beautifully rendered mini-documentary, Ry Cooder: Making The Prodigal Son, directed Jeff Coffman, HERE

The stellar musicians listed above, along with the GRAMMY Award-winning vocal trio, The Hamiltones, are set to join Ry Cooder for his first North American tour in nearly ten years.  The group will visit venues throughout North America this summer (see dates below). For ticket information, please visit: RyCooder.com.

Pre-Order The Prodigal Son: here.

Ry Cooder - Tour Dates:

June 4 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere 

June 6 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse 

June 7 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre 

June 8 – New York, NY – Town Hall Theatre 

June 12 – Derry, NH – Tupelo 

June 22 – Ann Arbor, MI – Muchigan Theater

June 24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

June 26 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall 

June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Centerpoint           

June 29 – Montréal, QC – Jazz Festival @ Maisonneuve 

June 30 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Theater 

July 1 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood 

July 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center 

July 13 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

July 14 – Courtenay, BC – Vancouver Island MusicFest 

July 17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall 

July 19 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

July 20 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall 

July 21 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre

July 22 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre

August 10 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall

August 14 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

 

 

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THE RUBENS TO RELEASE THIRD ALBUM LO LA RU ON JUNE 29th

SHARE NEW SINGLE NEVER EVER (FEAT. SARAH)

ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST SUPPORT ON P!NK’S AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOURS

Toronto, ON – April 17, 2018 – On June 29th, beloved Menangle, New South Wales band, The Rubens, will release their third album, LO LA RU – a bold and confident record that effortlessly picks up where their Hottest 100 topping single, Hoops, left off. The album is available for pre-order now via digital, CD and LP formats, plus various merchandise bundles. The group is also excited to share the powerful new single, Never Ever, featuring Sarah Aarons, which premiered on Friday with Indie88.

Additionally, the band announced today that they would be joining P!nk on her massive, 40-date Beautiful Trauma tour in Australia and New Zealand. The tour runs from July to September, with tickets going on sale this Thursday (April 19). See below for full details.

On LO LA RU, The Rubens used the success of single, Hoops, as an opportunity to spread their creative wings, pushing their music into new territory that is exciting for them, and hopefully by extension, their audience as well.

The story of the album began at the 2013 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, Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz). In 2017, this friendship turned into a musical collaboration 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. It was here that LO LA RU came to life.

Indeed, the album presents a fully realized sound that picks up on the R&B and hip hop influence that was hinted at on songs like Hoops, and Bitter End. Those stylistic references a brought to the forefront, without losing any of the soulful warmth that typified their earliest tracks, such as Lay It Down and My Gun, which won the band the adoration of fans all over Australia and the world.

Brothers, Elliott and Sam Margin, were on their way to Brooklyn to put the finishing touches on LO LA RU when they received an email letting them know that ARIA Award winning, Grammy Award nominated songwriter, Sarah Aarons, was in Sydney for the holidays, was a fan of theirs, and was keen to write a song with them. They thought, ‘why not?’ and went in to the studio with no expectations. In their mind, the album was done and whatever came out of the session would be an experiment in collaboration – something new for the band, or, much like Sarah’s long list of songwriting credits (LDRU/ZEDD & Alessia Cara, Dua Lipa, Jesse Ware), something for another artist to use. It wasn’t until the song sat with the band for a few days that they realized just how ‘Rubens’ the track was, and how much they wanted it on the new record.

“The day we met Sarah in the studio, she told us that her Grade 10 teacher introduced her to our song ‘Lay It Down’ and that is what inspired her to do music in Year 11 & 12. We were pretty blown away with that; a good sentiment to start writing a song together,” says Elliott of the collaboration. “The main chord structure and melody was something I had been fiddling with for a while but couldn't find the words or story for. After meeting Sarah and having a chat, we got sucked into the song and started throwing ideas around. Pretty quickly we realized it needed to be a duet and from there the story started to take shape."

The song is a relatable and heart-wrenching tale with Sam Margin and Sarah’s voices acting as yin and yang; so different, but so perfectly matched and harmonious within the track. Elliott continues, “The song became about these two lovers caught in the moment as their relationship drops away. There's to-ing and fro-ing as they pass blame and second guess their actions before they realize that what they had is already over.”

2018 has already been a huge year for the group. After last year’s release of the exuberant party jam, Million Man – the first taste of LO LA RU – the band played to local audiences at the likes of The Sydney Opera House and The Forum, before embarking on a global tour, which saw the band sell out shows in Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago and London. Indeed, the group is back and eager to build on the excitement of their first two albums, The Rubens, and Hoops, which have gone Platinum and Gold respectively in Australia.

ON TOUR WITH P!NK:
July 3/4/6 – Perth, WA – Perth Arena
July 7 – Melbourne, VIC/TAS – Rod Laver Arena
July 10/11/13/14 – Hindmarsh, SA – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
July 16/17/19/20/22/23/25/27/28 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
August 3/4/6/7/9/11/12 – Sydney Olimpic Park, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
August 14/15/17/18/20/21/23 – Boondall, QLD – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
August 28/29 – Melbourne, VIC/TAS – Rod Laver Arena
September 1 – Dunedin, NZ – Forsyth Barr Stadium
September 4/5/7/8 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

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THE BEAT ESCAPE SHARE VIDEO FOR MOON IN AQUARIUS

PREMIERES VIA NOISEY

DEBUT ALBUM LIFE IS SHORT THE ANSWER’S LONG
OUT APRIL 27 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON — April 13, 2018 — With their debut album due for release at the end of this month, The Beat Escape have just debuted the dreamy visuals for their single, Moon In Aquarius. The video, which premiered yesterday on Noisey, was shot in collaboration with photographer/filmmaker, Christopher Honeywell, and perfectly encapsulates the “meditative nature of the track.”

Describing the making of the video, the duo said… “To talk video ideas we drove up to the country house where a lot of our album was recorded. We turned on Quiet Village Radio so the sounds of Exotica contrasting with the winter landscape could replicate the mood of our recording sessions. As soon as we arrived, we made a fire, cooked supper, and it became quite clear that we needed to film in this house. The “performance” footage features analog lighting effects filmed in the studio of Montreal-based artists Light Society.” Watch the video here.

Long before they were a band, Montreal duo, The Beat Escape, took a small first step towards a longer journey at a university video class. “We made a short oddball work; a video piece that followed two characters through a psychedelic waking dream,” say Beat escapists, Addy Weitzman and Patrick A Boivin, of their founding collaboration. Many other projects and outside collaborations later, the duo have crafted a debut album their younger selves would be proud of: released through Last Gang Records on April 27th, the sublimely immersive Life Is Short the Answer’s Long plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic pop, moving to its own beat in the push-pull of forward motion and submerged reflection.

That sense of propulsion ushers opener, Sign of Age, into rising view, its sparse drums, hypnotic sequence and melancholic chords resembling house music as reimagined by Angelo Badalamenti. The enveloping mood holds as second track, Moon in Aquarius, unfurls like a night-time road ahead, ghosted by narcotic harmonies. Where Water Ends and More Dreams, meanwhile, navigate the porous boundary-lines between krautrock, Factory Records and obscure minimal wave records of the 80s.

If this is pop music, it’s pop that maps a singular route through electronic territory. “We’re drawn to the type of songs that were almost hits but there's something slightly off about them, so they were never discovered,” explain the duo. Then I Drift Away fulfils that intent, evoking a kind of dislocated psychedelia via Screamedelica; ditto Seeing Is Forgetting, where warm synth chords, a buoyant bass melody and deep vocal chorales merge hypnotically. 

For The Beat Escape, Life Is Short The Answer’s Long marks a rapturous new beginning after their work in visual arts (Boivin) and synth-pop duo, Footprintz (Weitzman). Building on their experience DJ-ing together in a Montreal bar, the duo gained momentum when Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde heard Seeing Is Forgetting. Duly signed, Weitzman and Boivin wrote and recorded the album in their studio above said Montreal bar and at a country house in the Laurentians. It was mixed by Finland house DJ/producer, Jori Hulkkonen, who, the duo say, helped realize its “driving, expansive and painterly sound."

As for the lyrics, they mostly explore The Love Song, though the duo invite you to linger over their mysteries: “We both enjoy the process of uncovering, whereby meaning develops and reveals itself over time.” And time spent following The Beat Escape through their waking dream-world is, we’d wager, time well spent.

Life Is Short the Answer’s Long will be released on April 27th via Last Gang Records. Pre-order here.  

Pre-order Life Is Short The Answer’s Long: smarturl.it/thebeatescape-ca

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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.entertainmentone.com

 

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GHOST TO RELEASE FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE ON JUNE 1ST VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

LEAD SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO RATS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2018 –
Grammy Award-winning band, Ghost, today announced their fourth sacred psalm, Prequelle, (pronounced pre-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today here. Limited edition bundles featuring Coloured Vinyl with 3D Lenticular Cover Art,  8-Track Cartridge, Cassette Tape, Rats die-cut picturedisc, plague mask, musical Eucharist case, pins, and more, available exclusively in the Ghost shop here.

Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band… that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.

In an interesting twist in Ghost’s saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him here. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Ghost today also shared Prequelle’s lead single, Rats, with an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video here. Rats, is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order Prequelle will receive an instant download of the track.

Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which 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. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single, Cirice, on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  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.

Next month, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now here. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Prequelle Tracklisting:
1. Ashes
2. Rats
3. Faith
4. See the Light
5. Miasma
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
9. Helvetesfonster
10. Life Eternal

Ghost US Tour Dates:
May 5 – Riverside, CA – RMA
May 6 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
May 8 – Houston, TX – Revention
May 10 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli
May 11 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
May 12 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 13 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
May 15 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
May 16 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ
May 20 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
May 22 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC
May 25 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
May 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 27 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center
May 29 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater
May 31 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
June 1 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater

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KING PRINCESS DEBUTS NEW SONG TALIA

LISTEN HERE

MORE NEW MUSIC COMING THIS SPRING

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2018 – Rising artist, King Princess — the first act to be signed to Mark Ronson’s label, Zelig — debuts a new song, Talia, today. Listen here

Of the song, King Princess says, “Everyone has different ways of dealing with heartbreak. This was mine, and I hope it helps somebody else in the same way.”

Talia follows breakout single, 1950, which was released in February to widespread adoration from the likes of Harry Styles, The xx’s Romy Madley Croft, and Charli XCX. The track has now amassed more than 30 million streams to date.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, King Princess is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. The product of a musical family, she spent much of her childhood tinkering on the vintage Neve board in her father's Brooklyn studio, Mission Sound; learning instrumentation along the way. At age 11, she turned down a record deal in favour of finishing school, which eventually led her to USC’s Thornton School of Music for college. She studied there for a year with legendary pianist and singer, Patrice Rushen, before leaving USC to pursue music full time.

Further new music from King Princess is set for release this spring.

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ROYCE 5’9” RELEASES NEW TRACK STAY WOKE FEAT ASHLEY SORRELL

NEW ALBUM BOOK OF RYAN OUT ON MAY 4, 2018

Toronto, ON – April 13, 2018 – Detroit rapper, Royce 5'9", releases a new track, Stay Woke, today from his forthcoming album, Book of Ryan, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.) due out on May 4, 2018.  Stay Woke, is an instant grat track, meaning fans who preorder Book of Ryan beginning today will immediately receive the song. 

Pre-order Book of Ryan here.

Royce recently released new single, Boblo Boat, feat. J. Cole and accompanying video, which was also directed by J. Cole. The video has over 5 million views already, while the track has over 3 million streams on Apple and Spotify alone.

Here’s what some outlets said about Boblo Boat:

"The track is a smooth and wistful look back, but with a cynical undercurrent."

- Detroit Free Press

 

“Royce Da 5’9 is keeping it moving with Boblo Boat featuring J.Cole."

- Hip Hop DX

 

“This power-house collaboration sets an exciting course for an LP.”

- Ambrosia For Heads

 

"It’s the perfect vibe."

- Vibe

 

Watch Boblo Boat video here.

Book of Ryan is the seventh solo studio project from the grinding rhyme visionary born Ryan Montgomery, and is a work that defies well-worn, grizzled veteran rap clichés. Royce wrote more than 60 songs for the album. For Royce, it’s all about the journey. “I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man and learn from my mistakes,” he says. “I think they got a little bit of that with Layers, but Book of Ryan is me letting it all out.


Royce has shined as a member of a heralded hip-hop super group, Slaughterhouse. and teamed up with one of hip-hop’s most revered producers DJ Premier for PRhyme, whose sophomore album, PRhyme 2, dropped March 16th on PRhyme Records.

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AUDIOTREE NORTH SHARES NEW LIVE VIDEO FROM BEGONIA FILMED IN TORONTO’S LONGBOAT HALL

OUT OF MY HEAD PREMIERES ON NOISEY AS SECOND VIDEO IN PILOT SESSION OF AUDIOTREE NORTH’S LAUNCH

OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY DURING CMW ON MAY 11th
AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN

“The Winnipeg singer’s Audiotree North live session is emotionally intense.” – Noisey

TORONTO, ON – April 11, 2018 – As part of Audiotree North’s launch, the team filmed live music videos with six artists in Toronto; including PUP, Lido Pimienta, Casper Skulls, Pony, Magic Giant, and Begonia. Today, they share the live performance video for Begonia’s track, Out Of My Head. The video – which premiered today on Noisey – can be watched and shared here.

“I wrote Out Of My Head at a pretty desperate time in my life,” says Begonia, of the song. “I had just found the courage to separate from a very toxic relationship but wasn't fully prepared for how hard the fall out would be. I felt haunted by all the memories and had trouble seeing things clearly. When I wrote the lyrics, I kind of pictured myself yelling at...myself. I was begging myself to move on and rise above the darkness that I felt was following me, while also trying to take stock of how far I had come by simply leaving that relationship behind in the first place. I knew I just had to keep moving forward even if it didn't feel easy. The main message is basically just to trust your instincts and that sometimes even in your darkest moments you have more power than you think. Power from family, from community, but most importantly power from inside yourself.”

Known for her voice in the Juno Award-winning harmony-driven group, Chic Gamine, Begonia will also be performing at Audiotree North’s official launch party during Canadian Music Week on May 11th at the historic Horseshoe Tavern. Other confirmed performers include Ought, Casper Skulls, Pkew Pkew Pkew and Pony.

Audiotree North is a partnership between Paquin Entertainment and Chicago-based Audiotree whose mission is to create a multi-faceted artist discovery platform through unparalleled live performance formats.

Since Audiotree began in 2011, the multimedia company has filmed and recorded over 3,000 artists, including Shakey Graves, Glass Animals, Julien Baker, Arkells and The Sheepdogs. In addition to the “Far Out” live video sessions, Audiotree also films studio sessions and live performances at one of their Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall and Schubas. Audiotree currently boasts over 330k YouTube subscribers from around the world, who’ve watched more than 500 million minutes of content.

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BEARS IN HAZENMORE SET TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL–LENGTH ALBUM ATLAS ON JUNE 15

SHARE NEW TRACK IN YOUR HEAD

ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES


Toronto, ON – April 10, 2018 – Hailing from Regina, SK, Bears in Hazenmore, have been creating their signature atmospheric soundscapes and ambient alternative rock music since their formation in 2014. Now, the group is set to share their debut full-length album, Atlas, on June 15. Drawing listeners in with intimate lyrics and enticing builds, Atlas features ten songs centred thematically on memory and its tie to specific locations. Have a listen to In Your Head for a taste, and catch the band on the road as they tour through the spring (full details listed below).

"Our debut full-length album, Atlas, is a collection of songs that are roadmaps tracing the routes we have taken – however winding, dangerous, or otherwise ill-advised they may be – to get where we are today,” says Dana Rempel (bass/sax). “The album features stories of people in transit. Whether it be the process of accepting mental illness, moving homes, or accepting lost love, the only real constant throughout the record, and life, is change. The album includes songs from as far back as 2015 and as recently as 2017, embodying our change and growth as a band through the change and growth portrayed in each song."

Atlas was recorded in Regina in Spring 2017 with Justin Bender at Blue Door Recording, mixed and mastered by Rob Morrison at RMS-LABS. The band pushes their ever-evolving sound with intertwining guitar and horn textures, contemplative lyrics, and irregular time signatures. 

Operating as a five-piece ensemble that includes extensive use of reverb-saturated guitars, dynamic percussion, and ethereal brass and woodwind textures, they draw strong influences from and comparisons to groups such as City and Colour, Aidan Knight, and Bon Iver. The five members, Brady Frank (lead vocals/guitar/keys), Dana Rempel (bass/sax), Darnell Stewart (guitar), Tanner Wilhelm Hale (drums/vocals), and Dalton Lam (trumpet), all have their roots in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where they met through different musical endeavours. 

ATLAS TRACKLISTING:
1. Beneath the Ice
2. The Coming Storm
3. Wedding Season
4. Skyline Road
5. In Your Head
6. Caves
7. Eau Claire
8. Left With Leaving
9. 34-73
10. Leinan Road

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

April 24 – Windsor, ON – The Phog

April 27 – Charlottetown, PEI – The Sportsman

April 28 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse

April 29 – Sydney, NS – Governor’s Pub

May 4 – Montreal, QC – La Sotterranea

May 5 – Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn

May 6 – Ottawa, ON – Avant Garde Bar

May 8 – Arthur, ON – The Wooden Spoon

May 9 – Orillia, ON – The Brownstone

May 12 – Toronto, ON – The Cameron House (CMW)

May 14 – Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewing

*more dates to be announced soon

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DAYSORMAY RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR DESOLATION SOUND

TALK PEACE TO A WOLF AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW

CATCH THEM ON TOUR IN A COUNTRY NEAR YOU

Toronto, ON – April 9, 2018 – Today, Vernon, BC alternative five-piece, daysormay, shares the music video for Desolation Sound – the fifth and final companion video for their EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf. Premiering on Live In Limbo, the video explores the deeper and darker concepts within the final track from the record. Have a look here, and catch the band on tour; including Western Canadian dates (with SC Mira), England’s The Great Escape Festival, in The Netherlands at Hengelo’s BAM! Festival, Germany and later this summer with Cold War Kids and SKOOKUM Festival in Vancouver.

The video, conceptualized by daysormay, was shot, directed and edited by lead singer, Aidan Andrews, and febnuki (daysormay’s video team). Shot over three days in the middle of the Okanagan winter, Desolation Sound gives the viewer a look into the frustration and conflict that is so central to Talk Peace To A Wolf. The video, which features lead actor, Jamie Andrews, also pulls off an impressive water sequence, shot in the freezing 4°C waters of Okanagan Lake.

"The original plan was to shoot in late summer, but after running into some logistical roadblocks, we had to push the shoot dates back to December,” Andrews explains. “The original treatment involved all these water sequences that required Jamie to be fully submerged. I still really wanted to shoot those, but I was worried it would be too cold for him to do. We left it up to him, and he was so into it that we went ahead and got everything we needed in one take. Those are my favourite scenes."  

This is not the first time the band has self-produced their own videos, with the music video for Darkerside being directed and filmed by bassist, Nolan Bassett, and their // 2017 webisode series, which was produced entirely by daysormay and febnuki.

If you had the unicorn opportunity to see daysormay perform when they started back six years ago, you would have known even then that they weren’t just fooling around.  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 in 2010 with the twin brother rhythm section of Nolan and Carson Bassett. Rounding out the line-up are Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards. All of them multi-instrumentalists, daysormay have been stunning audiences from their hometown, to some serious name-drop worthy shows in LA, NY, Toronto and The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

Talk Peace To A Wolf is available now on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 21 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret w/ SC Mira 
April 25 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT w/ SC Mira 
April 26 – Edmonton, AB – Rec Room South w/ SC Mira 
April 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre w/ SC Mira 
May 19 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival 
May 20 – London, UK – Sofar Sounds
May 22 – Hannover, DE  - Glocksee w/ Scenic Route To Alaska 
May 24 – Cologne, DE – venue TBA
May 25 – Stuttgart, DE – Keller Klub w/ Scenic Route To Alaska
May 26 – Hengelo, NL – BAM! Festival
June 1-3 – Seattle, WA – Upstream Music Fest 
September 4 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory House w/ Cold War Kids
September 5 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma  w/ Cold War Kids
September 7-9 – Vancouver, BC – SKOOKUM Festival

daysormay 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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CHROMEO UNVEILS MUST’VE BEEN FEATURING MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER DRAM

VIDEO FOR THE TRACK DEBUTS TODAY

FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM HEAD OVER HEELS OUT JUNE 15

ALBUM FEATURES DRAM, THE-DREAM, STEFFLON DON,
FRENCH MONTANA, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, AMBER MARK, JESSE JOHNSON, PINO PALLADINO AND MORE

CANADIAN TOUR DATES THIS SUMMER IN TORONTO, QUEBEC CITY, OTTAWA, MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON — April 6, 2018 — Legendary funk duo, Chromeo, unveils Must’ve Been featuring multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer, DRAM, and guitarist, Jesse Johnson (Prince, The Time), with a new video today. Watch the Dugan O’Neal-directed clip, which traces the two-piece’s decades-spanning friendship, here. The track is the latest single from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Head Over Heels, set for release June 15 on Last Gang Records in Canada.

The album, recorded over the past two years at Chromeo’s Los Angeles studio, is the group’s most collaborative to date. Bridging generations and sub-genres like only the Funklordz could, it features guest vocals from The-Dream, Stefflon Don, French Montana and Amber Mark, among others, plus musical contributions from neo-soul legend Raphael Saadiq, 2000s R&B mastermind Rodney Jerkins, D’Angelo collaborator Pino Palladino, NY’s Onyx Collective, members of Mtume and Toto and more. Far reaching and expansive, Head Over Heels is Dave 1 and P-Thugg’s heartfelt love letter to the funk, soul and R&B that influenced them since their teenage years.

Must’ve Been sees Chromeo effortlessly moving toward more of a live sound, packed with signature guitars, synth swells, gospel flourishes and a surprising performance from DRAM. It follows Juice, which The Guardian calls “a jaunty, electro-funk mega-banger,” and Bedroom Calling featuring The-Dream, which Billboard lauds “quite honestly one of the best Chromeo songs we’ve heard in years.”

The band kicked off the first leg of their world tour this week with sold out West Coast North American dates including Coachella, Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Portland and San Diego. The tour continues later this spring with stops in Paris, Berlin and New York, Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver, as well as appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Primavera Sound and more. Tickets are on sale now — visit www.chromeo.net for more information.

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 revival.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
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 11 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey*
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
April 28 – Dallas, TX – Fortress Festival
May 25 – London, UK – All Points East
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
June 1 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
June 8 – 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 & 4 – Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall†
July 5 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete
July 7 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
August 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga

August 2-5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapolooza
August 7 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Twilight
September 7 – Vancouver, BC – Skookum Festival

*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  

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA ANNOUNCE LIVE VIDEO SHOOT AND SHOW AT THE OPERA HOUSE ON APRIL 27TH!

THE BAND RETURNS FROM RECENT TOURS OF
NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA AND NEW ZEALAND
FOR THEIR FIRST TORONTO SHOW OF 2018

“A collective triumph for everyone in the room” - Exclaim!

“Gorgeously sung and passionately played” - The Guardian

“Frenetic, gloriously anarchic, and ultimately joyous!” - Winnipeg Free Press

Toronto, ON – April 6, 2018 – Toronto’s relentless guerrilla-folk-party-punk-superband, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, has had a busy couple of months. Since celebrating the release of their new album, If I Had The Strength, with a sold out crowd at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall last November, they have been out touring on both of the US coasts. This month, they toured down to New Zealand, playing three major arts festivals, including the legendary WOMAD in New Plymouth – a show that prompted the Taranaki Daily News to proclaim, When LBO ditched the stage and jumped in with the crowd on Saturday night they cemented themselves a place in WOMAD lore,” while Stuff Magazine noted that, “LBO’s middle of the crowd finish might just be the moment of WOMAD 2018!”

To celebrate their return home, the 12-strong massive is throwing a special party on Friday, April 27th at one of their favourite Toronto venues, the beloved Opera House. To mark the occasion, the entire performance will be captured with a multi-camera, broadcast quality video shoot, and they’re welcoming fans old and new to come down join in on the fun to help make it a night to remember, all captured in beautiful high definition. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased here. See below for details.  

"We've spent the better part of the last year on the road and people are always surprised to find out we're from Toronto because we don't sing in English,” says The Lemon’s ringleader, Mark Marczyk. “But such a massive part of who we are as a band is a result the relationship we've been able to cultivate with our amazing hometown fans. It’s an attitude towards performance that we take with us wherever we play, and we want to commemorate the fact by making them a big part of this live video project!"     

Indeed, LBO has always been about connecting with audiences and making sure their biggest fans, and the city that gave them their start, are part of their first major live video project, is just another way of try and say thanks. A surprise opening act will be joining in on the fun to help get the party started, to be announced a week before the show. So, come down for the party, and stay for your 15 minutes of fame! It’s sure to be another epic party to remember - all captured in high definition!

Lemon Bucket Orkestra – LIVE Videoshoot and Show
Friday April 27th, 2018 - Doors: 9:00 pm
The Opera House - 735 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H1

Tickets - $20: www.theoperahousetoronto.com/event/lemon-bucket-orkestra-2/

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BIRDS OF BELLWOODS SHARE SINGLE LET YOU GO

BAND ON TOUR THROUGH THE SPRING

Toronto, ON – April 6, 2018 –  Toronto-based alt-rock outfit, Birds of Bellwoods, have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape. The band has amassed an impressive pile of achievements and accolades in a few short years on the back of their boisterous blend of anthemic alternative, folk, and pop music. Today, they are re-releasing their single, Let You Go, via eOne Music Canada – the first track from their highly anticipated debut LP, Victoria, which is set to drop later this year. Have a listen here.

“Let You Go stemmed from a seven minute acoustic ballad called Neverland that I wrote towards the end of a relationship a while back,” states Stephen Joffe (lead vocals/mandolin). “As we started working it, we realized that the song didn’t want to sit back in tragedy, but rather lean forward into its own urgency. It was the first song we recorded for our upcoming album, Victoria, so we wanted to take that opportunity to show a different colour in our musical spectrum. Something a bit more indicative of the energy of our live shows.”

Much of the attention to come their way thus far has stemmed from the band’s energetic and engaging live performances. They’ve already crossed Canada and dipped into the U.S. for all kinds of dates, including a slew of high-profile Canadian music festivals, from CMW and NXNE to country juggernaut Boots & Hearts to the tastemaking haven of Osheaga. That’s in addition to packed shows supporting the likes of Arkells, Wintersleep, Virginia to Vegas and Scott Helman to name a few.

Like their growing swarm of followers, Birds of Bellwoods are excitedly awaiting the release of Victoria to hit the ground running. Armed with a compelling collection of songs, a killer live show, and a crack team in their corner – the band is set to capitalize on all of the buzz they’ve built thus far.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 9 – McMaster University (Light Up The Night w/ Scott Helman) – Hamilton, ON
April 19 - The Moustache Club - Oshawa, ON
April 20 - Neat Café - Burnstown, ON
April 21 - Rainmaker Brewhouse - Stittsville, ON
April 22 - Historic Red Dog Tavern - Peterborough, ON
May 9 - CMW (Horseshoe Tavern) - Toronto, ON
June 24 - Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - Ottawa, ON
July 12 - Festival D'été - Quebec
August 3 - Osheaga - Montreal, QC
*more to be announced soon

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

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CHICAGO-BASED AUDIOTREE LAUNCHES MULTI-FACETED ARTIST DISCOVERY PLATFORM IN CANADA

AUDIOTREE NORTH REVEALS DEBUT VIDEO
FAMILIAR PATTERNS FEATURING AWARD-WINNING
CANADIAN BAND PUP AT THE GREAT HALL

“Audiotree is reinventing music videos, one live performance at a time” – Forbes

“If you play in Chicago for Audiotree, your performance has a chance to play in every country around the world where you can find an Internet connection. That's huge.” – Billboard

TORONTO, ON – April 5, 2018 – Audiotree and Paquin Entertainment have unveiled the launch of Audiotree North, an extension of the Chicago company’s unparalleled live performance format. The partnership’s mission celebrates founder, Michael Johnston’s vision of prioritizing video, sound and graphic quality above all else in order to create the best possible product in support of artists. The official launch of Audiotree North will take place on May 11 during Canadian Music Week at the historic Horseshoe Tavern with a full line-up of artists, which will be announced at a later date.

“We could not be more excited to launch an Audiotree division in a country like Canada, who's private and public sector both support the arts in such a genuine and robust way,” says Johnston. “We are honored to have the opportunity to work with an amazing company like Paquin. They have a rich history in the entertainment business and a reputation of putting their artists needs and wishes first, above all else. Both of our companies core missions align perfectly."

As part of Audiotree North’s launch, the team filmed live music videos with six artists in Toronto at the Great Hall, the Longboat and Revolution Recording. This pilot session featured PUP, Lido Pimienta, Casper Skulls, Pony, Magic Giant and Begonia. The debut video features PUP performing their song Familiar Patterns. Watch the video here.

“Paquin Entertainment is proud to align itself with an ambitious and forward-thinking company, like Audiotree,” explains President Julien Paquin. “It’s exciting to watch how platforms like YouTube and Spotify have leveled out the playing field and thereby giving new artists the opportunity to be discovered. The launch of Audiotree North allows us to play a part in sharing talent we’re excited about, and hopefully, as music fans, we can help contribute to their career growth.”

Since Audiotree began in 2011, it has grown to become a mainstay for artists touring through Chicago. Considered a coup - by managers, record labels, and artists - to book an Audiotree Live session, the multimedia company has filmed and recorded over 3000 artists, including Shakey Graves, Glass Animals, Julien Baker, Arkells and The Sheepdogs. In addition to the “Far Out” live video sessions, Audiotree also films studio sessions and live performances at one of their Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall and Schubas. Audiotree currently boasts over 330k YouTube subscribers from around the world, who’ve watched more than 500 million minutes of content.

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SAM TUCKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE POWDER FAME

LISTEN HERE

Toronto, ON – April 5, 2018 – Quebec-based singer-songwriter, Sam Tucker, is thrilled to share his first single, Powder Fame. Recorded with producer, Rob Heaney (Franklin Electric, Patrick Watson), the song features Joe Grass on guitar, Mishka Stein on bass, and Robbie Kuster on drums. Through layers of heartfelt rock and textured folk, Powder Fame heralds the beautiful things to come for Tucker. Have a listen here.

Born in Retford, England, Tucker moved to Gaspésie, QC three years ago as part of an internship in linguistics – falling in love with the region. It was in Gaspé that he began to perfect and perform his own compositions. His inimitable swagger and impressive voice is already turning heads, as Tucker impressed both the judges and the audience during his stint on the popular television show, La Voix, in 2017, where he joined the ranks of Pierre Lapointe’s team.

Tucker will be performing in Quebec City on July 15 as part of Festival d’été de Québec, with more dates to be announced soon, and exciting things to come in 2018.

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THE STANDSTILLS RELEASE NEW SINGLE WILD

NEW ALBUM BADLANDS SET FOR RELEASE FALL 2018

Toronto, ON – April 4, 2018 –
Canadian rock duo, The Standstills, have released their new single, Wild. The song – which was co-written with Three Days Grace member, Neil Sanderson – is the first peak at their highly anticipated full-length album, Badlands, which is set for release later this year. The track is a hypnotic high-powered number with a magnetic and gritty guitar lick, featuring Rene Couture’s mountainous drums all topped with Jonny Fox’s dynamic and vigorous vocal. The Standstills have paired these elements seductively with psychedelic imagery, putting this duo in the sights of trendsetters and hard rockers alike. 

Wild defines the seductive side of our songs, while still embracing that animalistic nature of our style of rock music,” says Fox.

The new record will follow the success of the band’s 2015 EP, From The Devil’s Porch, featuring, Orleans, which reached #4 on BDS active rock charts in Canada, and Rise of the Fall, which also reached top 10 in Canada. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. The album received over 1.4 million streams globally and the band performed extensively across Canada with acts such as Pop Evil, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Eagles of Death Metal and many more.

More notably, The Standstills accomplished their first arena tour across Canada supporting Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth. “It was an amazing experience to perform alongside two legendary Canadian bands on home turf. We learned a lot on that tour and we are really grateful to all the fans who interacted with us and connected to our music,” says Couture.

Stay tuned for more from The Standstills throughout 2018!

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IHSAHN SHARES VIDEO FOR ARCANA IMPERII FEAT. OPETH’S FREDERIK ÅKESSON FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ÀMR

OUT MAY 4 VIA CANDLELIGHT/ SPINEFARM RECORDS

Toronto, ON – April 4, 2018 – IHSAHN, one of Norway's most pioneering musical legends, has unveiled details of his upcoming studio album, titled Àmr. The nine-track long album will be released via Candlelight/Spinefarm on May 4, 2018. Pre-orders are now live. 
 
The first track to be made available from the album is Arcana Imperii, which features a guitar solo by Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson.  The accompanying music video (created by Richard Oakes of Dark Fable Media) can be seen here

"As with previous albums, I've tried to maintain a certain diversity throughout Àmr, with every track having a somewhat individual identity. So, as a first introduction, I felt Arcana Imperii contained several key elements from the whole album and was a logical choice as first single and video,” says IHSAHN.

Drawing from a rich pool of influences and utilizing a wide range of instruments, IHSAHN has created a dark and brooding masterpiece of an album. Àmr possesses its own unique atmosphere; a palpable sense of tension and unease that infuses even the album’s most melodic moments with heightened drama and otherworldly menace. Although as dark and intense as anything he has conjured before, both the depth of sonic texture and the clarity of his overarching vision are more impressive than ever.

Opting to eschew string arrangements and orchestration in favour of synthesizers, Àmr strides boldly into uncharted territory yet retains IHSAHN's signature high level skill and off-the-scale quality. Drenched in evocative synths and brimming with skewed but irresistible riffs, Àmr is both IHSAHN's most accessible record to date and his most extreme departure from his black metal roots. Whilst he is something of a musical polymath, IHSAHN was joined on the recording of Àmr by Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who provided drums and percussion.

Àmr was recorded at IHSAHN's own Mnemosyne Studio, except for drum recordings, which were done at Sonic Attic Studios. Mixing was handled by Fascination Street Studios, in the capable hands of the talented Linus Corneliusson. Mastering was once again done by Jens Bogren.

Àmr is available to pre-order here. The record will be available on CD, 2xLP gatefold vinyl, and digitally.  Arcana Imperii is available as an instant download with digital pre-orders of the album.

About Ihsahn
True living legends are few and far between, but Ihsahn has long since earned the right to be regarded as one of metal’s all-time greats. As frontman and chief songwriter with legendary Norwegian black metal pioneers, Emperor, he swiftly cemented a formidable reputation as one of the underground’s most idiosyncratic creative forces. Classic albums like 1995’s In The Nightside Eclipse and 1997’s epoch-shattering Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ensured that the young band were among the most respected the most popular of Norway’s many black-hearted exports. Their imperious rise to prominence came to an unexpected end after the release of 2001’s wildly intricate and grandiose Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise, but it was an album that suggested that Ihsahn’s compositional journey was far from over.

Reincarnated as a solo artist for 2006’s The Adversary, Ihsahn has spent the last 12 years forging a second path through artistry’s darkest shadows; one that is making more and deeper connections than any of his past endeavours. With a sound that still retains strong links to his black metal roots while embracing everything from skewed art rock and avant-garde jazz to experimental electronica and dark ambient, each successive album has presented a brand new manifestation of the Norwegian’s unique craft: from the muscular and haughty riff sculptures of Angl and After’s haunting, saxophone-driven mirage to the tech-metal explorations of Eremita and on to the wild, avant-metal splurge of Das Seelenbrechen, Ihsahn’s catalogue speaks of a restless creative spirit with ideas to burn.

Àmr Tracklisting:
1. Lend Me The Eyes Of Millennia
2. Arcana Imperii
3. Sámr
4. One Less Enemy
5. Where You Are Lost And I Belong
6. In Rites Of Passage
7. Marble Soul
8. Twin Black Angels
9. Wake
10. Alone (Poem by Edgar Allan Poe) - Bonus Track

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM GRAVITY ON JUNE 29

FIRST SINGLE OVER IT REVEALED WITH ACCOMPANYING LYRIC VIDEO

SECOND TO HEADLINE APPREARANCE AT DOWNLOAD (UK) FESTIVAL 2018

Toronto, ON – April 4, 2018 – Bullet For My Valentine
, one of the biggest British hard rock acts in music history, will release their new opus, Gravity, on June 29th, 2018.

Listen to first single, Over It, here: www.lnk.to/BFMV-OverIt

Gravity marks BFMV’s first album release under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael ‘Padge’ Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

BFMV will be touring with fiery dedication as they hit the US throughout April, May and June, before playing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event.

Tour Dates:

April 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park

April 28 – Sunrise, FL – Markham Park

April 29 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville

May 1 – Knoxville, TN – The International

May 2 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

May 4 – Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre

May 6 – Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore

May 8 – Niagara Falls, NY

May 10 – Portland, ME – Aura

May 11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

May 12 – Clfton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

May 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

May 15 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre

May 17 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

May 18 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre

May 19 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

June 4 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg

June 8 – Donington, United Kingdom – Download Festival 2018

June 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Max

June 14 – Grfenhainichen, Germany – Ferropolis

June 16 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock Festival

June 18 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park

June 19 – Hohenems, Austria – Event Centre

June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Festivalpark Stenehei

June 22 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

June 23 – Clisson, France – Site Du Hellfest

June 24 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

June 26 – Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival

June 28 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Madrid

June 29 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Spain

July 27 – Oland, Sweden – Borgholm Brinner Fest

July 28 – Oland, Sweden – Borgholm Brinner Fest

August 18 – Tokyo, Japan – Summersonic

August 19 – Osaka, Japan - Sumersonic

Further shows, taking BFMV to the end of the year, will be announced soon.

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THE DAMNED RELEASE FUTURISTIC VIDEOFOR NEW SINGLE STANDING ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW FROM NEW ALBUM EVIL SPIRITS

OUT NEXT FRIDAY, APRIL 13
ON SEARCH AND DESTROY/ SPINEFARM RECORDS

 

Toronto, ON – April 4, 2018 – Formed in 1976 at the forefront of the fledgling London punk scene, The Damned kick-started the birth of punk as we know it, leaving an influential legacy for generations to come. Their musical journey has seen the quintet intent on moving forward, courageously exploring sights and sounds way beyond their brash wide-eyed beginnings - and they’re back to do it all over again.

Some ten years since the release of their last studio recordings, The Damned return with a new album, Evil Spirits, to be released next week, on Friday, April 13th via Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records. Their first album in ten years, it is preceded by latest single,  Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, available to stream and purchase everywhere now.

The single is “an optimistic song even though it is about a dark subject, in a world obsessed by ‘self’,” explains legendary frontman, Dave Vanian, who also directed the video for the track.  This is a cry for humanity to recognize its humanity, before it’s too late. There is a strong influence of Joe Meek here: ‘Telstar’ was a glorious song about the opportunities of the future. I’d like to think that ‘SOTEOT’ reflects a similar sentiment.”

To accompany this up-to-the-minute garage psychedelia that gallops like Scott Walker’s The Seventh Seal, amid ominous ‘dies irae’ chorale and mucho post-millennial frustration, the video for Standing On The Edge of Tomorrow depicts a vision of the future from a band whose colourful, anarchic, ever-changing vision has been propelled by an indefatigable creative motor. Quite simply, The Damned have always pushed their sound and message forwards from inception back in 1976 and have no plans to slow down in 2018.

“The exploration and colonization of other worlds is something we will face in the not so distant future,” adds Vanian on his own work directing the video. “My fervent hope is that we do not take our fears and prejudices with us and repeat the mistakes we have made on our home planet.”

Propelled by an enormously successful Pledge funding campaign, the band headed to Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn in early October 2017 and began a frantic, high-energy, nine day burst of creativity with famed producer, Tony Visconti, whose list of past working-relationships reads like a who’s who of popular music. (David Bowie, T Rex, Morrissey, U2, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy to name but a few!) Reunited with former bassist, Paul Gray (who played on the classic Black Album and Strawberries in the early 80s), the renewed line up took full advantage of the studio’s classic Neve recording desk, valve gear and vintage equipment to form the new record.

“We deliberately recorded the album retro style,” explains guitarist, Captain Sensible. “The same way our debut album was made, basically. There’s something wonderful about the seventies sounds; glam, rock and punk records, they all sound so great and Tony specialises in beautifully crafted old school production. He had us all playing live, bashing it out in the same room with a focus on getting the initial band version of each song as close as possible to the finished thing.”

Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, a song penned by frontman, Dave Vanian, packs a punch and carries a melody that is impossibly hard to shift once heard.

“It’s supposed to be very optimistic, even though it’s about a dark subject,” states Vanian. “As an artist, you can’t help but reflect the times, because that’s what art does. I think we always do it, but in a slightly different way. So a song like ‘Standing…’ may seem quite joyous and uplifting musically, but some of the lyrics might be about quite dark things. That’s what I’d like to think this album is – an uplifting album, not a moaning old album – not ‘this is terrible, and that’s terrible’, and then not offering any answers. It’s more a case of, ‘If we get it together, maybe we could change things a bit’.”

Across the album’s ten tracks, The Damned get to the root of their collective song-writing, and Evil Spirits is an album which doesn’t shrink from opposing the dastardly political forces at work in 2018, and indeed triumphs in seeking higher ground, to progress beyond them.

“This album is filled with a lot of influences from our earlier, pre-’70s tastes – the ’60s stuff. ‘Standing…’ is really linked into Joe Meek, ‘Telstar’, and that kind of stuff,” continues Vanian. At first, I’d said in an interview before we started writing this stuff that the album would be psychedelic, and maybe a trip through the historical side of The Damned, as in what we like. It didn’t happen in the way I thought it would, but it still does the same thing. It still has all that in there, but it’s not as obvious as it could’ve been, which is good. It’s not like pastiches of songs you remember, it’s more a case of, what was great about something you loved as a kid has somehow influenced a guitar sound, or the way the drums are. You might not even know it if you’re one of our younger fans, but if you’re a little older, you’ll hear it, which is kinda cool.”

And of the Evil Spirits that the album intends to dispel?

 

“I started buying records in 1967, the Summer of Love,” adds Captain Sensible. “There were so many positive changes happening through the 60s and 70s; civil rights, feminism, the anti-nuclear demos in particular. Whatever happened to all that? Where are today’s anti-war marches? Whatever happened to the beautiful hippy dream of worldwide peace and love?”

Evil Spirits will be available on digital download via Spotify and iTunes, on CD and 180g vinyl available to pre-order here.

Evil Spirits Track Listing:
1. Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
2. Devil In Disguise
3. We’re So Nice
4. Look Left
5. Evil Spirits
6. Shadow Evocation
7. Sonar Deceit
8. Procrastination
9. Daily Liar
10. I Don’t Care

The Damned are:
David Vanian - Vocals
Captain Sensible - Guitar
Monty Oxy Moron - Keyboard
Pinch - Drums
Paul Gray – Bass

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DENZEL CURRY RELEASES VIDEO FOR ULTIMATE FEAT. JUICY J ON THE HEELS OF THE TRACK’S GOLD CERTIFICATION

SHARES NEW TRACK SUMO EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC

 

Toronto, ON – April 3, 2018 – Carol City, Florida artist, Denzel Curry, has officially gone certified “Gold” for his track, Ultimate. In anticipation of the status, he teamed up with Apple Music and director, Mike Piscitelli, to create a video for it with a new Juicy J verse and cameo. Taking on his own stuntman duties and casting a recognizable Lexus LS400, the visual for the viral track is a nod to Curry’s love of anime and visual art with reference points that include Street Fighter II (remember the part in the arcade where you beat up their car?), Dragon Ball Z and other Easter eggs that fans of the aesthetic will fight over themselves.  

What served as an intro to a global audience, Ultimate is serving as a bridge to Denzel’s new track, Sumo, which is only on Apple Music until this Friday (April 6), and first heard as a Zane Lowe World Record on Beats 1, with an interview you can stream here.  Produced by Charlie Heat, Sumo, is as gargantuan as its name suggests.

Starting right now, fans can watch Ultimate ad-free, only on Apple Music at http://applemusic.com/musicvideos.

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MEGATIVE SHARE NEW SINGLE ONE DAY…ALL THIS WILL BE GONE

WATCH IN-STUDIO VERSION

FULL-LENGTH ALBUM COMING THIS SPRING

BAND ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THROUGH
APRIL AND MAY WITH STOPS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

Toronto, ON – April 2, 2018 –  Today, Brooklyn-based collective, MEGATIVE, (Tim Fletcher of The Stills, Gus Van Go, Like Minds, and Screechy Dan) shares One Day…All This Will Be Gone, the third single from their new full-length album, set for release this spring via Last Gang Records. To capture the aesthetic of this post-apocalyptic track, the group recorded an intimate in-studio version. Watch it here. The single follows Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To) and More Time, highlighting the band’s unique blend of dark and deep subterranean dub, heavily influenced by the sounds that came out of the UK punk and reggae scene of the late 70s. The band is on tour in Canada and the US through April and May, with stops in Ontario and Quebec. See a complete list of dates below.

"You might think all the great things you accomplish in your life actually really matter,” vocalist, Tim Fletcher, says of the track. “You might build great empires out of your wildest dreams coming true. You might build kingdoms, and feel validated and vindicated and victorious. But we just want you to know, that one day, all this will be gone. And you will be dead, and no one will be around to remember you ever were. See you on tour this spring!"

Producer, Gus Van Go, adds, "The original concept for the song came up because, every time one of us was upset about something, Tim would wave his hands around and say, ‘guys...don't worry... one day, ALL this will be gone!’ And we'd somehow feel a little better...  perspective."

Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX and swirling sirens straight out of Massive Attack’s sound-system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world. Tim Fletcher’s (The Stills), vocals channel the haunting, cool detachment of a young Terry Hall (The Specials) and fuse with the moody subs generated by producer, Gus Van Go (Arkells, Whitehorse, Wintersleep) – of cult-Montreal punk ensemble, Me, Mom & Morgentaler – who has gone from frontman in his own right, to become a much-sought-after, decorated producer in the contemporary independent scene. Together, these longtime fellow conspirators have been plotting the birth of MEGATIVE for many years. The pair then got together with NYC production duo, Like Minds, and Brooklyn-via-Jamaica MC, Screechy Dan (Ruff Entry Crew), and started making songs, for themselves. 

WATCH - One Day…All This Will Be Gone – in-studio version: bit.ly/2J2cZx1
WATCH - Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To): youtu.be/ccCvJ7bP1s0
WATCH - More Time: bit.ly/2GMj6oo

 

TOUR DATES:
April 25 – Lavaltrie, QC – Chasse-Galerie
April 26 – Montreal, QC – Le National
April 28 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon

May 1 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 3 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
May 4 – London, ON – London Music Hall (Rum Runners)
May 5 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware

May 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
May 11 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb's Lounge

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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 / ehttp://entertainmentone.com

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

 

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RHYE RELEASE SONG FOR YOU (JACQUES GREENE REMIX)

HEADLINING WESTWARD FESTIVAL
IN VANCOUVER ON SEPTEMBER 15

ON TOUR NOW

Toronto, ON — April 2, 2018 — RHYE has shared an official remix of BLOOD track, Song For You, by Montreal-based producer, Jacques Greene. Song For You (Jacques Greene Remix) is available to stream and download starting today on VEVO, Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Soundcloud.

Rhye released their widely-acclaimed sophomore album, BLOOD, on February 2, 2018. Critics were quick to praise the album as “soul pop that hits all the high notes” (Wall Street Journal), “30 minutes of absolutely immaculate music” (AV Club), “gentle sound evolving from quiet bedroom jams to decadent performance art” (The FADER), “dreamy and blissful” (Billboard), “stands out by making each recorded decision count; a sharpshooter in a world full of carpet bombing” (Uproxx), “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections” (Noisey), and “mood music” by Exclaim!, where Rhye was featured as their February 2018  cover story

BLOOD is available digitally and physically now HERE via Last Gang Records. Limited edition vinyl bundles are available exclusively via the RHYE Shop.

Song For You (Jacques Greene Remix) follows the February release of two official remixes of BLOOD track, Taste. Listen to Taste (Moon Boots Remix) HERE and Taste (Mono Le Tough Remix) HERE.

Earlier this month, RHYE wrapped the North American leg of their tour in support of BLOOD. “The group brought a more electrifying edge to their sultry studio creations,” praised Brooklyn Vegan. Watch RHYE’s recent performance for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, recorded in front of a live audience at Apogee Studio, HERE. RHYE is currently on the road in Europe and recently performed in an empty terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris as part of Arte’s brand new Passenger Series. Watch the performance HERE. RHYE will perform at various music festivals throughout the year. See below for a complete schedule and ticket links.

Listen to Song For You (Jacques Greene Remix:
VEVO: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxVEVO
Spotify: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxSpotify
Apple: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxApple
iTunes: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxiTunes
Amazon: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxAmazon
Google Play: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxGoogle
Soundcloud: http://found.ee/Rhye_SFYJGrmxSoundcloud

Rhye Live Dates - 2018
April 3, 2018 - London, UK - KOKO - Tickets - SOLD OUT
April 4, 2018 - London, UK - Heaven - Tickets - SOLD OUT
April 8, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - Emerge Music Festival - Tickets
May 17, 2018 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro - Tickets
May 18, 2018 - Tokyo, Japan - Zepp DiverCity - Tickets
May 20, 2018 - Seoul, Korea - Seoul Jazz Festival - Tickets
May 22, 2018 - Taipei, Taiwan - NEO Studio - Tickets
May 23, 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand - Voice Space - Tickets
May 26, 2018 - London, UK - All Points East Festival - Tickets
May 29, 2018 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie - Tickets
May 30, 2018 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne - Tickets
June 1-3, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound - Tickets
June 2, 2018 - Nimes, France - This is Not A Love Song Festival - Tickets
June 4, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival - Tickets
June 6, 2018 - Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz - Tickets
June 7, 2018- Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Porto - Tickets
June 8, 2018 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival - Tickets
June 11, 2018 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja - Tickets
June 12, 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic – MeetFactory - Tickets
June 13, 2018 - Vienna, Austria - Flex - Tickets
June 15, 2018 - Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby - Tickets
June 16, 2018 - Oslo, Norway - Picnic in the Park Festival  - Tickets
July 6, 2018 - Winnipeg, Canada - Winnipeg Folk Festival - Tickets
July 20, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield - Tickets
July 28, 2018 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall - Tickets
August 14, 2018 - Berlin, Germany - Astra - Tickets
August 15, 2018 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria -  Tickets
August 17, 2018 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival - Tickets
August 18, 2018 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival - Tickets
August 19, 2018 -  Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival - Tickets
September 15, 2018 - Vancouver, Canada - Westward Festival - Tickets

 

Listen to 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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MONTREAL RAPPER LOU PHELPS HOSTS A POSTMODERN TALK SHOW IN THE VIDEO FOR COME INSIDE (FEAT. JAZZ CARTIER)

VIDEO PREMIERES VIA BILLBOARD

NOMINATED FOR RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
AT THE 2018 JUNO AWARDS

Praise for Lou Phelps:

"Montreal MC Lou Phelps's ‘What Time Is It?!’ is an irresistible jam — the kind of song that demands a two-step." - The FADER 

"The Canadian rapper is representing where he's from hard on the new project, which was exclusively produced by his Polaris prize-winning older brother Kaytranada." - XXL 

"A handful of singles then followed under his Lou Phelps moniker before last year's standout debut, 001: Experiments, which fused the electronic experimentation of the artist glimpsed on Cause I Wanna with deeper influence from Madvillain, Slum Village, Jay Z, and Erik B & Rakim." XLR8R

Toronto, ON — March 29, 2018 — Skating over electro-rap instrumentals with a fluid flow, Montreal's Lou Phelps embodies his city's diverse creativity. Sharing a psychedelic, humorous, and unsettling clip for a candy-coloured disco-funk single, Lou gets metaphysical with Come Inside. In the video, Lou falls asleep while watching TV, dreaming that he hosts a late-night talk show. Initially a pleasantly odd experience, the vibe grows sinister when the characters on TV start interacting with Lou, staring daggers, dancing, and eventually growing violent. Premiered by Billboard, the KAYTRANADA-produced single is a unique and immersive visual experience. With the track premiering in February by Complex, the song features a standout verse from fellow Canadian, Toronto’s Jazz Cartier, who has a blast stringing together flashy punchlines over the club-ready sonics. 

A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with his older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning producer, KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics. Using the moniker, Louie P, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable electro rap, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wannaan 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experimentshis debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and CJ Flemings, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. Look out for more music from Lou in 2018, as the young rapper continues to evolve as an artist.

Listen to Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: http://smarturl.it/lou-comeinside
WATCH – Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: https://bit.ly/2Gjd25O

Lou Phelps on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2pMUTXI
 

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

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

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RY COODER PREMIERES TITLE TRACK OF HIS NEW ALBUM THE PRODIGAL SON

BAND MEMBERS ANNOUNCED FOR RY COODER’S FIRST SOLO TOUR IN TEN YEARS:  DRUMMER-PERCUSSIONIST, JOACHIM COODER; MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, ROBERT FRANCIS; SAXOPHONIST, SAM GENDEL AND FAMED VOCAL TRIO, THE HAMILTONES

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2018 – Ry Cooder
 has shared the title track from his first new solo release in six years, The Prodigal Son, set for release by Fantasy Records on May 11th, 2018.  Listen to the track here and Pre-Order The Prodigal Son here.

Cooder also shared the details of The Prodigal Son Tour, his first full solo outing since 2009. The fabled musician will be joined by chief collaborator, drummer, percussionist, and keyboardist, Joachim Cooder; accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Robert Francis; a unique saxophonist who has recorded with some of the most recognizable names in jazz and popular music, Sam Gendel, and the Grammy-award winning vocal trio from North Carolina, The Hamiltones.  The tour will visit venues throughout North America this spring and summer (see dates below).  

The Prodigal Son is essential Cooder. A masterwork of roots, blues and R&B, the album conjures our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder's expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work. The album's 11 tracks include three Cooder originals along with a carefully selected collection of vintage blues, gospel and bluegrass by the likes of The Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers and Blind Willie Johnson. Taken together, it forms an unflinching look at the state of play in modern America.

The LA Times described Shrinking Man (a Cooder original and first track released off the album) as “an up-tempo blues shuffle featuring scratchy bottleneck guitar work for a treatise on living more responsibly and respectfully.”

I do connect the political/economic dimensions with the inner life of people, since people are at risk and oppressed on all sides in our world today,” he stated. “There’s some kind of reverence mood that takes hold when you play and sing these songs. ‘Reverence’ is a word I heard my granddaughter’s nursery school teacher use, a Kashmiri woman. She said, ‘We don’t want to teach religion, but instill reverence.’ I thought that was a good word for the feeling of this music.” 

For nearly 50 years, the immense scope and influence of Ry Cooder's music has been felt as much, or more than heard.  As master musician, producer, songwriter and sage, the Santa Monica, California native has explored music and culture from across the city, the state, the country, and around the world.  Framed by his expressive vocals and elegant guitar work, this is music for these times.  A deft commentary on our ailing moral state, The Prodigal Son is a fearless dive into the country’s soul, and the man, Ry Cooder.

For tour and ticket information, please visit: RyCooder.com

The Prodigal Son Track List:

1. straight street (James W. Alexander / Jesse Whitaker)

2. shrinking man (Ry Cooder)

3. gentrification (Ry Cooder / Joachim Cooder)

4. everybody ought to treat a stranger right (Traditional; Blind Willie Johnson, Arr. by Ry Cooder)

5. the prodigal son (Traditional: Arranged by Ry Cooder /Joachim Cooder)

6. nobody’s fault but mine (Blind Willie Johnson / Arranged Ry Cooder / Joachim Cooder)

7. you must unload (Alfred Reed) 

8.  i’ll be rested when the roll is called (Blind Roosevelt Graves)

9. harbor of love (Carter Stanley)

10. Jesus and woody (Ry Cooder)

11. in his care (William L. Dawson)

 

Ry Cooder - Tour Dates :

June 4 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere 

June 6 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse 

June 7 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre 

June 8 - New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre

June 11 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere 

June 12 - Derry, NH - Tupelo 

June 22 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater

June 24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

June 26 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall 

June 27 - Ottawa, ON - Centerpoint 

June 29 - Montréal, QC - Jazz Festival @ Maisonneuve 

June 30 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Theater 

July 1 - Lenox, MA - Tanglewood 

July 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center 

July 13 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

July 14 - Courtenay, BC - Vancouver Island MusicFest 

July 17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall 

July 20 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall 

July 21 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre

Aug 10 - Calgary, AB - Jack Singer

Aug 14 - Denver, CO - Paramount

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ROYCE 5’9” RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR BOBLO BOAT FEAT. J.COLE

VIDEO DIRECTED BY J. COLE

NEW ALBUM BOOK OF RYAN DUE OUT ON MAY 4, 2018

Toronto, ON – March 26, 2018 – 
Detroit rapper, Royce 5’9”, releases a new video for his single, Boblo Boat, feat. J. Cole today and announces his forthcoming album, Book of Ryan, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.) on May 4, 2018. J. Cole also directed the video for the track. 

Complex.com shared the cover art and track listing last week, and Royce released the single on Friday.  On Boblo Boat, Royce warmly looks back at his childhood growing up in the D, a proud, blue collar city that has not always received the most positive of accolades. Royce transports listeners back to a time in the ‘80s when families could take a boat ride to Boblo Island and forget, for just a few hours, the stinging realities of life for black folks in Ronald Reagan’s greed-is-good America. “The song came together super organically,” he says of the heartfelt Boblo Boat. “There was a boat back in the days that took people across the Detroit River to these little obscure islands. One of the islands, Boblo, housed a poor man’s amusement park where a lot of young black kids would go. It was the best shit ever. We didn’t realize it was a cheaper option looking back at it in retrospect. We were too busy having fun.”

Book of Ryan is the seventh solo studio project from the grinding rhyme visionary born Ryan Montgomery, and is a work that defies well-worn, grizzled veteran rap clichésRoyce wrote more than 60 songs for the album. For Royce, it’s all about the journey. “I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man and learn from my mistakes,” he says. “I think they got a little bit of that with Layers, but Book of Ryan is me letting it all out. We’ve been taught everything but the right way to do shit. I want to be an example to the younger artists and help out anyway I can.”

Royce has shined as a member of a heralded hip-hop super group, Slaughterhouse. and teamed up with one of hip-hop’s most revered producers DJ Premier for PRhyme, whose sophomore album, PRhyme 2, dropped March 16th on PRhyme Records.

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WAKA FLOCKA FLAME, BIG BANK BLACK & ZAYTOVEN TEAM UP TO RELEASE NEW BRICK HOUSE BOYZ MIXTAPE

FLOCKAVELI II DUE IN 2018

Toronto, ON – March 23, 2018 –  Atlanta powerhouses, Waka Flocka Flame, Big Bank Black and Zaytoven, have teamed up to release Brick House Boyz, a brand-new mixtape, today on Entertainment One (eOne). Listen to the mixtape here.

Brick House Boyz includes eight tracks featuring Waka and Big Bank, with all production on the mixtape handled by Grammy Award-winning, Atlanta super-producer, Zaytoven (Migos, Future, etc.). Waka released the first single, Big Dawg, via his Instagram page in late January and the track, Bloggers, was released on Monday, March 19.

Waka recently released a new visual for his track, Trap My Ass Off, on his late brother Raleek's birthday. Watch it here

TMAO is one of two singles Waka has released from his forthcoming album, Flockaveli II, which is set to drop in 2018 via eOne - making this his first solo album release in five years. The “No Hands” MC returns to his trap roots with the album’s first releases TMAO and Circles. Get TMAO here

Rapper and Duct Tape Entertainment CEO, Big Bank Black, has recently joined the cast of the Superfly remake, set to premiere in June 2018.  The Sony film has Director X on board, and is produced by Joel Silver and Future.  

For more information on Waka Flocka Flame visit www.wakaflocka.com.

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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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ASTROCOLOR SHARE NEW SINGLE SMELL OF ACID (FEAT. TYLER ROWE)

PREMIERES AT CANADIAN MUSICIAN

ASTROCOLOR III OUT APRIL 6 VIA EONE MUSIC

PRE-ORDER NOW

BC TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – March 23, 2018 – Today, Victoria, BC-based electronica group, Astrocolor, share their new single, Smell Of Acid feat. Tyler Rowe. Premiering via Canadian Musician yesterday, it’s a sample of what can be heard on Astrocolor III, their forthcoming EP in their self-titled trilogy, set for release on April 6th via Entertainment One Music. The group performs in Vancouver this Friday, March 23rd at Vancouver Art Gallery as part of JUNOfest, and will celebrate the album release with a show at Lucky Bar in their hometown of Victoria on April 6th, before playing the BC summer festival circuit. See below for a complete list of dates and listen to the single here.

“Some of my favourite sounds from the late ’90s, such as acid synths and breakbeats, have been resurfacing in modern music,” producer/DJ, Neil Cooke-Dallin says of the track. “During one of our Astrocolor recording sessions, our drummer laid down a really funky break while our bassist was playing a great loop-style line, and I knew immediately that we were onto something. We dropped the rest of the band into the mix and then I went to town on layering up some bubbling and squelching synths. It wasn’t until we had completed the instrumental arrangement that it dawned on me that an MC throwdown could take the track to higher heights. I pitched it to my friend, Tyler Rowe, we worked through some lyrics together, and then he just knocked it out of the park in what probably amounted to no more than 90 minutes of studio time. It was exactly what I had heard in my mind’s eye.”

Based in western Canada, Astrocolor perform and record live electronic music, recalling the Chemical Brothers, Air, and St. Germain. The band plays on the edges of funky house, Balearic, breakbeat, and ambient.

Astrocolor III sees the band’s instrumental and electronic roots expand into traditional song formats with feature vocals (A Light Goes Out feat. Kuba Oms), acid breakbeat (Smell of Acid), alternative house (Daylight Savings), and electro-funk (Break Your Body). Produced by Neil Cooke-Dallin, Astrocolor III is built equally for a big night out in the clubs or a dinner party soundtrack at home.

Astrocolor have brought their celebratory live show to seminal western Canadian music festivals including Rifflandia, Song & Surf, Tall Tree, and Atmosphere Gathering. The band also made debut appearances last year in Toronto (Canadian Music Week), Seattle (Upstream Music Festival), Vancouver (with Five Alarm Funk at the legendary Commodore Ballroom), St Louis, and Chicago. Astrocolor’s catalogue of original material has well over one million plays on Spotify and a loyal following of regular listeners globally.

Pre-order Astrocolor III: www.smarturl.it/astrocolorIII

ASTROCOLOR III TRACK LISTING
1. Smell of Acid feat. Tyler Rowe (Radio Edit)
2. A Light Goes Out feat. Kuba Oms
3. Daylight Savings
4. Break Your Body
5. Sunshine feat. Makuta
6. A Light Goes Out (Righteous Rainbows Of Togetherness Remix)
7. A Light Goes Out (Anand Greenwell Remix)
8. Daylight Savings (Righteous Rainbows Of Togetherness Remix)
9. Smell Of Acid feat. Tyler Rowe

TOUR DATES
Friday, March 23 – Vancouver Art Gallery – JUNO Fest – Vancouver, BC
Friday, April 6 – Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
Saturday, May 19 – Laketown Shakedown Festival – Cowichan Valley, BC
Sunday, August 19 – Cumberland Wild Festival – Cumberland, BC

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Astrocolor on Spotify:  www.spoti.fi/2HVe8oL

www.astrocolormusic.com

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UNDEROATH PREMIERE RAPTURE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

NEW ALBUM ERASE ME ARRIVES APRIL 6 
VIA FEARLESS RECORDS


NØ FIX US TOUR BEGINS APRIL 20

EU TOUR STARTS JUNE 15

HEADLINING THE PIT STAGE AT READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL IN AUGUST


The audacity to profess your true self is a virtue. Moreover, the transparency to outwardly proclaim a significant shift in the sentiment you once held so sacred is both courageous and compelling. 

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2018 – Underøath, who have announced both the release of their sixth album, Erase Me (April 6, Fearless Records), as well as a spate of worldwide tour dates, have unveiled the video for Rapture.

I think we really wanted to capture something different with this video,” said guitar player Tim McTague of the video. “The song is so unique for Underøath and we have always been a visual band. I think being able to tell a visual story with an audible narrative that ties everything together is one of the things that makes Underøath special to fans. We are stoked to see the reaction.”

Erase Me was written and recorded over the summer of 2017 with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Jimmy Eat World). Album preorders, which include an instant download of On my Teeth, and Rapture, are available now digitally, and physical bundles.

Underøath launch the Nø Fix Tour on April 20. Tickets for the band’s North American headlining dates include a download of Erase Me, with tickets and VIP packages available via www.Underoath777.com

NØ FIX TOUR DATES

April 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous

April 27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville

April 28 – Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock

April 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City

May 1 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

May 3 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill and Mine 

May 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion

May 5 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2

May 6 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Sands

May 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

May 9 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale

May 11 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom

May 12 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids

May 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

May 15 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

May 16 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

May 18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

May 19 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall

May 20 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz

May 22 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre

May 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

May 24 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

May 25 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex

May 26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

June 15 – Paris, France Download @ Festival Paris

June 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

June 21 – Dessel, Belgium @ Festivalpark Stenehi

June 22 – 24 Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival

June 22 – 24 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival

June 23 – Dessel Belgium Graspop @ Metal Meeting

June 28 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival

June 29 – Madrid, Spain @ Download Festival Madrid

June 30 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera on Air

July 12 – 14 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

July 13 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA

July 28 – 29  Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

*Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya and Limbs open on the North American headlining dates.

The bands European tour dates start June 15th 
June 15 – Download Festival Paris, France 
June 16 – Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands 
June 19 – Bologna Zona Roveri Club, Italy
June 20 – Milan Magazzini Gernali, Italy 
June 22 – Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
June 23 – Dessel Graspop Metal Festival, Belgium 
June 24 – Southside Festival Neuhausen, Germany  
June 26 – Budapest Durer Kert, Hungary 
June 28 – Prague Aerodrome, Czech Republic 
June 29 – Download Festival Madrid, Spain 
June 30 – Jerea On Air Festival Ysselsteyn, Netherlands 
August 24 – Reading Festival, UK 
August 25 – Leeds Festival, UK

 

About Underøath:

Underøath is Grant Brandell (bass), Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Chris Dudley (keyboards), Aaron Gillespie (drums/vocals), Tim McTague (guitar) and James Smith (guitar). The band has released five studio albums including two gold records: They're Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line, and have earned a pair of Grammy nominations. Define The Great Line debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. The Tampa-based band parted ways following the release of 2010's Ø (Disambiguation), returning in 2016 for their self-proclaimed Rebirth Tour.

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POP EVIL'S WAKING LIONS REACHES #1 AT ROCK RADIO

POISON…NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME 2018
 U.S. TOUR 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

STOP IN TORONTO ON JUNE 19

2018 MUSIC OVER WORDS TOUR ON SALE

ALL NEW SELF-TITLED LP OUT NOW
 

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2018 – Michigan rock titans Pop Evil’s single, Waking Lions, has landed at #1 this week on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart. The song had enjoyed a string of weeks in the #2 position until now. Waking Lions reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart.

This is the band's fifth #1 single with the previous four being Footsteps (2015), Torn to Pieces (2014), Deal With the Devil (2013), and Trenches (2013).

"We are humbled to find out that 'Waking Lions' has gone to #1," says vocalist and frontman, Leigh Kakaty. "It will never get old to see your band name on the top of the radio charts. This song was written as a mission statement to never let fear lead the way. We continue to see how our music helps make a positive impact in our fan's lives, which really is what it’s all about. Thank you to everyone involved in helping make this #1 happen!" 

Waking Lions has enjoyed continued success for Pop Evil. The song has amassed nearly 10 million streams to date.

The band recently announced their return to American ampitheatres in full force supporting two legendary acts, POISON and CHEAP TRICK on the Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018 tour. Pop Evil will make a stop in Toronto on June 19th for a show at Budweiser Stage. VIP Packages are available now at popevilvip.com. Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities are on sale now.

The band is currently on the Music Over Words Tour, which is serving as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new, self-titled LP. Additionally, Pop Evil is confirmed for festival dates at Carolina Rebellion on Friday, May 5th , and Fort Rock on Sunday, April 29th . VIP packages are currently available at www.popevilvip.com. PALAYE ROYALE and label-mates BLACK MAP are serving as support for all dates. 

TOUR DATES:
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 – La Rageous Rock Festival – Las Vegas, NV
April 27 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
April 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
April 29 – F.t Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock
May 4 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte, NC
May 5 – Norfolk, VA – Lunatic Leau
May 17 – Peoria, IL – 105.7 The X Spring Fling
May 18 – Irvine, CA – Five Points Amphitheatre
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre*
May 23 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
May 25 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
May 31 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre*
June 2 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
June 3 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 5 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon 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*
June 24 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
July 11 – West Fargo, ND – Red River Valley w/ BUSH
July 12 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
July 13 – Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
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
July 24 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino w/ NICKLEBACK
July 26 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Frontier Days w/ NICKLEBACK
July 28 – Minot, ND – North Dakota State Fair w/ NICKLEBACK
August 4 – Fort Madison, IA – Riverfest

* with Poison and Cheap Trick
 

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

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

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KASKADE RELEASES NEW SINGLE COLD AS STONE FT. CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS

SIGNS WORLDWIDE CONTRACT WITH SONY MUSIC

Toronto, ON – March 16, 2018 – 
Six-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Kaskade, has released his new single, Cold As Stone, featuring indie pop songstress, Charlotte Lawrence, today – listen to the track here. The song follows the recent release of his full-length Christmas album late last year.

Says Kaskade about the new single, "Cold as Stone presented itself as a sort of departure from the songs I’ve put out in the last while. It didn’t end up being that forever-love message we’d all love to hear. Instead it’s an emotional reckoning from a pretty vulnerable place. Charlotte Lawrence’s voice was that perfect storm of beauty, anger and quiet strength which is a rare find. It helped paint that audio picture of falling out of love, which is painful. Even though the song is called, Cold as Stone, it will probably make quite a few people feel exactly the opposite.”

Cold as Stone 
marks the first release from Kaskade since he inked a worldwide contract with Sony Music.

Kaskade continues a major U.S. touring schedule this spring and summer, including headlining Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 23, in addition to his Las Vegas residency. Tickets and more information are available at www.kaskademusic.com. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates. 

Kaskade Live Dates:

March 16 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

March 22 – Miami, FL – Sun Soaked

March 23 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival

March 23 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

March 31 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

April 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

April 13 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

April 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

April 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

April 28 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

May 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

May 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

May 18 – Las Vegas, NV – EDC

May 19 – Las Vegas, NV – JEWEL Nightclub

May 25 – St Charles, MO – RYSE Nightclub

May 26 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick

May 27 – Cabo, Mexico – OMNIA

June 2 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

June 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

June 9 – Chicago, IL – Spring Awakening

June 10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

June 15 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

June 23 – Toronto, ON – Dreams Festival

June23-24 – Ottawa, ON – Escapade Festival

June 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

June 30 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

July 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic

July 6-7 – Vancouver, BC – Fvded Festival

July 7 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

July 14 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

July 20 – Minneapolis, MN – X Games

August 2 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

August 4 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

August4-5 – Calgary, AB – Chasing Summer

August 9 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

August 11 – Las, Vegas, NV – JEWEL Nightclub

August 17 – Magna, UT – Das Energi

August 25 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

September 7 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

September 14 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

September 22 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

September 28 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

October 6 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

October 27 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

November 9 – Las Vegas, NV – OMNIA

November 17 – Las, Vegas, NV – Hakkasan

 

About Kaskade

Kaskade is a multiple Grammy Award-nominated musician who has been a groundbreaking innovator in the dance music world. While bridging the gap between old school music purists and a new generation of music lovers, he marries genres and twists labels to stay true to his roots while pushing the boundaries of what's next. Relentlessly touring the world and playing to tens of millions of people around the globe, Kaskade has been in the trenches for over a decade. His handwriting can be read all over the history of electronic music while his influence maintains an all-time high.

 

About Charlotte Lawrence

Charlotte Lawrence hides the spirit of a soulful singer-songwriter under the cover of expansive and engrossing future-facing production. She works with producers Mag & Louis that have helped craft her sound, and supports her growth as both a songwriter and an artist. Charlotte’s breakout independent debut single, Sleep Talking clocked over nine million Spotify streams in under four months, and she built a devout fan base by holding nothing back. Her follow-up track, Just The Same leapt past the one million mark in under a week. Her life experience thus far is nothing short of fascinating. A travel obsessive, she spent three months in France during 2017 and found the time to take in her first Italian fashion week. In the end, she’s got many more surprises to come. Pop music might never be the same.

 

www.kaskademusic.com

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SANGO RELEASES NEW ALBUM

LISTEN TO IN THE COMFORT OF NOW
VIA LAST GANG

CATCH SANGO ON TOUR WITH SHOWS IN
MONTREAL AND TORONTO IN MAY

"A masterful deconstructionist when it comes to polyrhythms" - NPR

Toronto, ON – March 16, 2018 – Today, Seattle-based producer, Sango, is releasing his new album. In The Comfort Of is out now via Last Gang, and is preceded by singles, Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär), and Khlorine (feat. Smino). The new project includes features from Jesse Boykins III, JMSN, Smino and more. Earlier this month, Sango kicked off a tour that will see him play shows throughout Europe and North America. He’ll make stops in Montreal and Toronto in May, with festival sets at Blurry Vision, Lightning In A Bottle, and Sasquatch!

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

WATCH: Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär) -
https://youtu.be/4jpZ-IwMAKg

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

Purchase and stream In The Comfort Of: http://smarturl.it/inthecomfortof

TOUR DATES
March 16 – Gent, BE – Kompass
March 17 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 20 – Stuttgart, DE – Freund + Kupferstecher
March 21 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
March 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
March 23 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
March 23 – Zürich, CH – m4music fest
May 1 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
May 3 – Miami, FL – The Ground at Space
May 4 – Flushing, NY – Knockdown Center
May 6 – Boston, MA – Paradise
May 8 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
May 10 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

May 11 – Detroit, MI – El Club
May 12 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 13 – Oakland, CA – Blurry Vision Festival
May 15 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
May 16 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 18 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
May 23 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
May 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
May 25 – Bradley, CA – Lightning in a Bottle Festival
May 26 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival

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www.sangobeats.com

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979 and MSTRKRFT. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Lights, Emily Haines, Stars, Rhye 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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TORONTO RAPPER PATRIK DROPS NEW SINGLE LONE

PREMIERES VIA NOW MAGAZINE

NEW TORONTO SHOWS ANNOUNCED

SPADINA EP SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – March 16, 2018 – Today, Toronto-via-Montreal rapper, Patrik, shares his new single, Lone. The track, which premiered exclusively at NOW Magazine, is one of the first singles from Patrik’s forthcoming Spadina EP, set for release later this year. Local fans will be able to catch live performances of the track, and others, as Patrik rocks stages in Toronto this month. He’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, followed by a set at Uncrwnd, a showcase at the historic Rivoli on Friday, March 23rd. See below for complete details and stream Lone here.

Patrik describes Lone as the product of “Accepting isolation in order to confront myself of the overwhelming thoughts I have.” The track follows his previously released single, Entitled, which has hit over 12.4K streams on Spotify, and continues to rise. The song falls on the sentiment that, "You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.”

 

In 2015, Patrik released un Clockwork Orange, an EP inspired by the film and the concept of making choices, transitions and how this defines us, interpreted by Patrik as a character that has a spiritual vs. scientific change. It tells the story of Nak Suu, The Gang$ter Hippy: A young immoral adolescent lusting over the fast life as he journeys w/ his droogs: Bishop, Raheem x Steel. He retells the tales of his past life as The Gang$ter, to his spiritual change into The Hippy. As he breaks free from the bonds Alex has put on him, none can decide the faith of his being except himself. Following, he released The Commission EP, a five-track collection of production collaborations with Donato, Jordeaux and IGNORVNCE, amongst others. 

Patrik has headlined Confidential Records M.A.P.L. Series showcase that has raised funds for MusicCounts. He has performed at festivals such as the Ontario 150 Art & Music festival, and Canadian Music Week curated showcases. This past September, he was invited to perform at Pop Montreal’s music festival for the second year in a row.

Patrik was recently chosen as one of the five artists to perform at the Jim Beam Make History Talent Showcase presented by Indie 88, Now Magazine and Universal Music Group. He went on to win the Jim Beam Talent Search Toronto showcase.

A lover of fashion with a keen sense for personal style, Patrik’s x10 brand has become a very well-known brand, that is worn by university students throughout the Toronto and Montreal Area. Patrik has also previously worked with, and is currently sponsored by, G-Star Raw's Toronto Flagship Store. They curated a private event at their store in downtown Toronto, where Patrik showcased his talent to an audience of over 100 fans in the space.

Always making a global impact through positive projects. Envisioning a world without boundaries reached through the promotion of unity and the embracing of each person’s unique qualities. Patrik is a clever lyricist who uses metaphors to relate to the heart of the listener. A banner of truth, Patrik speaks his mind. Using music, making his message, one for the masses. Whether collaborating with his x10 collective, or producing work solo, Patrik is a rapper for the People. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Patrik is a versatile, bilingual rapper with an array of diverse interests. Connected to his faith, he enjoys reading the bible, and is an avid viewer of anime and documentaries. Patrik is also fond of sports and exercise. While studying sociology at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he was a dedicated member of the school’s basketball team and Enactus chapter, an entrepreneurship program that challenges students professionally to create their own ventures and projects. The title of his forthcoming EP, Spadina, is a reference to Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood, where Patrik currently resides.

Patrik – Toronto Show Dates
Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Party, sponsored by Jukebox, Hop House 13 Lager & 99.9FM Virgin Radio Toronto – Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex - Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Dpnx59

Friday, March 23 – Uncrwnd – Rivoli – Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ImOMkE

Patrik on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2HwiOB8

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OUR LADY PEACE TAKE SOMETHINGNESS ACROSS CANADA WITH SOLD OUT SHOWS FROM COAST TO COAST

LIVE SUGAR BEACH SESSION PERFORMANCE THIS THURSDAY IN TORONTO FOR 102.1 THE EDGE

FULL NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW

“There is no slowing them down. You can clearly see why they have been successful since starting in the early 90s. Their performance was high energy, interactive with the fans, and all around incredible.” – The Daily Musician

“A great night for music.” – The Revue

“…the band was ready to blow our minds…And they did.
Bucket List Music Reviews

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2018Our Lady Peace have unleashed their full new album, Somethingness, and are in the midst of a stellar cross-Canada tour with Matthew Good – sharing iconic favourites, and the new tunes from Somethingness, with audiences in arenas and theatres across the country.

The Eastern leg of the tour saw sold out dates in Moncton, Montreal, Hamilton, and London, and will stop in Toronto for two sold out shows this week at Massey Hall and Rebel. Toronto fans will also be treated to a special third performance on Thursday (March 15), when the band hits 102.1 The Edge’s studio for a lunchtime Sugar Beach Session. The band starts their trek West next week, with many of the upcoming dates already sold out as well. 

“Intentions of putting together a tour of this magnitude and personality usually fall short,” reflects Our Lady Peace frontman, Raine Maida. ”This OLP x Matt Good tour is different. The meeting of the minds worked here. We’ve been giving our collective fans the best and most creative shows night after night. The fan reaction and sold out shows prove they’ve been absolute fire and will continue across this great country. This is the kind of tour you work for your entire career, and we did it. Amazing people, fans, production and music!”

The first half of Somethingness was released in October 2017 as the Somethingness Volume I EP, and now the complete full-length album is available for listeners everywhere. In its first week of release, the record hit #2 on the Alternative Chart, #9 Top Current Albums, #12 Top Albums with Track Equivalent Album included, and #29 on the Consumption Chart. The lead single, Nice To Meet You, also cracked the Top 10 for downloads in the first week, and hit #1 for Most Active Indies. The album is available on vinyl and CD, exclusively during the tour, and through the band’s Pledge Music campaign.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 15 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
March 16 – Rebel – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
March 17 – Casino Rama – Orillia, ON – SOLD OUT
March 20 & 21 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB - SOLD OUT
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

“Somethingness is a great return to form from the Toronto quartet. It’s both modern and evocative of older OLP”. – Nightmair Creative

“Listening to Somethingness as a complete work, it’s obvious that Our Lady Peace…are at an artistic peak.” – Music Life Magazine

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MOVEMENTS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR DEADLY DULL

FIRST EVER UK/EU HEADLINE TOUR TO START APRIL 2018

DEBUT ALBUM FEEL SOMETHING OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS


I want people to understand that Alzheimer’s is more than the misconceptions. My own hope is that we will one day find a cure or effective treatment. It’s very possible that any one of us can lose every sense of the person we are to this disease. We are all susceptible to becoming a shell of the person we used to be, all of our collective years of memories of love … gone. It’s a scary thought, but we can do something about it.” – Patrick Miranda, MOVEMENTS

Toronto, ON – March 12, 2018 – California’s, MOVEMENTS, have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to debut an emotionally charged video for, Deadly Dull, a fan favourite from their latest album, Feel Something. Directed by Max Moore, the video depicts a vivid representation of effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Deadly Dull, is a song that we felt really needed a visual aid,” says lead singer-songwriter Patrick Miranda. “The song is powerful as it is, but adding a video really helps drive the point home and make the situation more understandable. Seeing someone you love suffer from a disease that rids them of who they are is a really hard thing to experience. We felt that director Max Moore would do a perfect job of taking this song to the next level, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

You can check out  the video for Deadly Dull here.

MOVEMENTS, also recently announced that they will tour the UK and parts of Europe this April and May in support of their debut album, Feel Something. The dates span the length of the UK including stops in Brighton, Glasgow, Cardiff, and London with support from Paerish & Muskets, where they then go on to Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, and Antwerp.

MOVEMENTS will also be touring North America with Can't Swim, Super Whatevr, and Gleemer this March.

TOUR DATES:
March 13 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
March 14 – Nashville, TN – The End
March 15 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands
March 16 – Chicago, Il – Subterranean
March 17 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
March 18 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
March 21 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
March 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
March 23 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
March 24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
March 25 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
March 27 – Richmond, VA – Camel
March 28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 29 – Tampa, FL – Crow Bar
March 30 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
March 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
April 2 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
April 3 – Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
April 4 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
April 6 – Phoenix, Az – Underground @ The Nile
April 7 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
April 30 – Leicester, UK – The Cookie
May 1 – Newcastle, UK – The Think Tank
May 2 – Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
May 4 – Leeds, UK – The Key Club
May 5 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
May 6 – Birmingham, UK – The Asylum
May 7 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
May 8 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
May 9 – London, UK – Camden Assembly
May 11 – Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
May 12 – Berlin, GER – Musik and Frieden
May 13 – Munich, GER – Feierwek E.V.
May 14 – Cologne, Ger – MTC
May 15 – Antwerp, Belgium – JC Bouckenborgh

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS’ TEARING AT THE SEAMS OUT NOW

WILL PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
STARRING JIMMY FALLON MARCH 12TH

TOUR DATES IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL


“The first single, You Worry Me, from his forthcoming LP, adds Southern-
rock bite and weary longing to make for his most urgent song yet.”
– Rolling Stone

The hottest vintage-sounding soul octet in the country.” - Billboard

Toronto, ON – March 9, 2018 –
Tearing at the Seams, the highly anticipated new album from, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, is now out on Stax Records. The record is available for purchase here.

This week, Rateliff spoke about the new album and the band’s amazing journey on NPR’s All Things Considered.  Last night, the band performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. Additionally, the band is set to make their third appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon performing, You Worry Me, on Monday, March 12th.

The group will tour North America this spring, with stops at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater as well as two dates at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets 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. 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).

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TOUR DATES:
March 15—Spicewood, TX—Luck Reunion
March 16—Austin, TX—Outdoor Stage (SXSW)
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*  (Sold Out)
May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company* (Sold Out)
May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater* (Sold Out)
May 14—Richmond, VA—The National (Sold Out)
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‡ (Sold Out)
June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium§
August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads (Sold Out)
August 4—Des Moines, IA—Hinterland Festival
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 (Sold Out)
August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater (Sold Out)
August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater (Sold Out)
August 19 - Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
(Sold Out)
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre††
November 7—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (Folk Set) ‡‡
November 8—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (Folk Set) ‡‡
November 10—Denver, CO—Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set) ‡‡

*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
††w/ Slim Cessna's Auto Club
‡‡w/ John Prine

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FLOGGING MOLLY RELEASE TWO UNRELEASED TRACKS FROM LIFE IS GOOD SESSIONS

FLOGGING MOLLY RELEASE TWO UNRELEASED TRACKS
FROM LIFE IS GOOD SESSIONS

GOING HOME IS NOW AVAILABLE VIA STREAMING SERVICES

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT PT. 2 OUT MARCH 16TH

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Toronto, ON – March 9, 2018 – Quintessential Irish-American folk punk band, Flogging Molly, will be releasing two unreleased tracks from their Life Is Good recording sessions just in time for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Hollywood Palladium. The first installment, Going Home, is now available worldwide via streaming services. The second portion There’s Nothing Left Pt. 2 will be released on March 16th. The band just wrapped up their European outing with Dropkick Murphys and is already back on the road on their Life Is Good Spring 2018 Tour in support of their first new album in over six years.

“I think for me it comes down to being on the road for the past twenty odd years or so,” explains vocalist Dave King. “Sometimes, it’s hard to distinguish where home actually is. But, I’ve realized that traveling and working with my wife that home is wherever I want it to be.” 

Life Is Good was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, Joe Chiccarelli (Counting Crows, My Morning Jacket, Manchester Orchestra). The album is mature, well crafted, equally polished and almost aggressively topical. It’s filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment, but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns: politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust, immigration policies gone awry, and much more. Life Is Good serves as a wake-up call to those who have simply stood by while far reaching political decisions were made that had serious impact on them.

Flogging Molly is celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a staple in the punk scene. The band started out as the house band at Molly Malone’s and built a loyal following. A few of their influences include The Dubliners, The Pogues, Johnny Cash, and The Clash. They’ve built a massive following through endless touring and even have their very own boat cruise which has hosted everyone from Rancid to NOFX to Less Than Jake to The English Beat to The Bouncing Souls to Frank Turner to Gogol Bordello. This year they’ll be hitting the high seas on their annual Salty Dog Cruise featuring The Offspring, Buzzcocks, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Adolescents, and more.

 

FLOGGING MOLLY is Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion).

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SANGO SHARES NEW SINGLE KHLORINE (FEAT. SMINO)

                                                                                                                                   ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES
WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO IN MAY

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

HEAR KHLORINE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 9, 2018 – Today, Seattle-based producer, Sango, is back to share a new single. Khlorine, which follows the video for Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär) as the latest offering from Sango's forthcoming album, In The Comfort Of. The new project will arrive on March 16th via Last Gang, and includes features from Jesse Boykins III, JMSN, Smino and more. Supporting the new album, Sango announced tour dates across North America and Europe this spring, including stops in Montreal and Toronto in May.   

In December, Sango released a short film titled South End set to One More Thing, the fifth track from In The Comfort OfHear Khlorine above, and find the previously released video for Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär) and South End as well as tour dates and album artwork for In The Comfort Of below.

WATCH: Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär) -https://youtu.be/4jpZ-IwMAKg

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

Pre-order In The Comfort Of: http://smarturl.it/inthecomfortof

SANGO TOUR DATES
March 9 – New Orleans, LA – BUKU Music + Art Project
March 14 – Berlin, DE – IPSE
March 15 – Cologne, DE – CBE
March 16 – Gent, BE – Kompass
March 17 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 20 – Stuttgart, DE – Freund + Kupferstecher
March 21 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
March 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
March 23 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
March 23 - Zürich, CH – m4music fest
May 1 – Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 2 – Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
May 3 – Miami, FL - The Ground at Space
May 4 – Flushing, NY - Knockdown Center
May 6 – Boston, MA - Paradise
May 8 – Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
May 10 – Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

May 11 – Detroit, MI - El Club
May 12 – Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 13 – Oakland, CA - Blurry Vision Festival
May 15 – Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
May 16 – Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
May 18 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
May 23 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
May 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
May 25 – Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival
May 26 – George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
 

Photo by Suzette Lee

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SKYE WALLACE RELEASES SINGLE SWING BATTER TODAY ALONG WITH POWERFUL MUSIC VIDEO

TORONTO SHOW TONIGHT AT ARRAY MUSIC
IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

"The Toronto singer's voice soars like colliding fireworks filled with the thirst of lovers." – Noisey

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2018 – Today, Skye Wallace releases 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 tonight at Array Music and will 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.

Along with the single – which 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 – Skye releases a powerful music video, as visual accompaniment to the impassioned track. Watch the video – directed by Sam Soo – here.

“Swing Batter was inspired by this powerful story that moved me; one that I know has moved many,” comments Skye. “I wanted to create something that was visceral and emotional, to reflect how I felt when I first learned about it. The story behind the song is based in a historical context, one that permeates with a fledgling strength that is now very powerful amid our current social climate.”

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.

Skye continues, “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. Her voice and sound, accompanied by her full band, is a force to be reckoned with. Audiences can catch her live show in Ontario and Quebec throughout March.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
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
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

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NICE HORSE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH MUSIC VIDEO FOR MANSPLAININ’

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Toronto, ON – March 8, 2018 – In celebration of International Women’s Day, Calgary-based country band, Nice Horse, is sharing the video for their aptly titled song, Mansplainin’. Premiering via Canadian Musician, the Lisa Mann-directed video depicts the group’s trials with men, and their tenacity to push for progress. In addition, Nice Horse is premiering a live version of the track alongside Canadian artists, Brooklyn Doran, Iskwe and Witch Prophet at a special International Women’s Day event at Facebook Canada’s Toronto headquarters today. Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/192931614806119/. Watch the video for Mainsplainin’, and stream/purchase the song here.

Mansplainin’ is from Nice Horse’s debut LP, There Goes The Neighbourhood, and is a fitting feminist anthem, not only for the day or month, for women within the music industry and other diverse communities. 

Mansplainin’ is from Nice Horse’s debut LP, There Goes The Neighbourhood, and is a fitting feminist anthem, not only for the day or month, for women within the music industry and other diverse communities. 

“We are one of the few self-contained, all female country band so we get a lot of comments about that. While working on our new album with producer Jeff Dalziel, we’d often come into the studio with stories about things that had happened to us as women in the industry, from people thinking we needed help choosing drumsticks to men assuming the gear we were buying was for our boyfriends. We used the term 'mansplaining' a lot!” the band comments. “This was something our non-mansplaining producer hadn’t heard a lot of before and he couldn’t believe the stories we’d tell him! He really encouraged us to write a song about it, and set us up with another female who he thought would also have experienced the same thing, Tareya Green. It’s not at all a man-bashing song - we love men! It’s just an experience that most women can relate to, and we had a lot of fun writing it.”

Nice Horse had director, Lisa Mann, at the helm, with the help of a women-strong crew to produce the vibrant visuals. "Our director is the incredible Lisa Mann, one of very few female directors, and she’s been doing it for a long time,” says the band. “Katie first worked with her when she was the lead singer of the industrial rock band, Jakalope. At the time, Katie was also one of the few women in the industrial rock genre. The videos Lisa did during Katie’s time in Jakalope garnered them four MuchMusic Video Award nominations. When it was time to make this video, we all knew Lisa was the perfect director for our vision and we are so happy to have her on this project.”

About Nice Horse:
Nice Horse is what happens when four bold, brilliant and badass women get together to raise a little hell—and play a little music at the same time. Alberta natives Kaley, Katie, Brandi and Krista are out to turn the tables on the country music world and show the guys that they can rock—and party—just as hard. Sure, there are plenty of strong female country artists in Daisy Dukes out there, but try to name another self-contained unit that plays their own instruments and writes songs as potent as Jim, Jack, Johnnie & Jose, the new feminist anthem, Mansplainin’, and the band’s current roof-raising single, Pony Up.

There’s plenty of more proof on Nice Horse’s aptly titled full-length debut album, There Goes The Neighborhood (emphasis on the neigh!), on which the quartet pools its abilities with explosive results. Hot on the heels of the group’s EP, A Little Unstable, Nice Horse once again worked with producer Jeff Dalziel (Washboard Union, Brett Kissel), along with the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue) on a couple of tracks. The growing buzz surrounding Nice Horse led them to be named a CMT Fresh Face Feature Artist, accompanied by a world premiere of the video for Pony Up.

The genuine bond the ladies share comes across even stronger in the video, which also showcases their high-energy live show. The bottom line? If you’re looking for a good time, then Nice Horse is more than willing to take you along for the ride!

#Mansplainin’ #IWD2018

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THE BEAT ESCAPE SHARE NEW SINGLE MOON IN AQUARIUS

DEBUT ALBUM LIFE IS SHORT THE ANSWER’S LONG OUT APRIL 27 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

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Toronto, ON — March 7, 2018 — Long before they were a band, Montreal duo, The Beat Escape, took a small first step towards a longer journey at a university video class. “We made a short oddball work; a video piece that followed two characters through a psychedelic waking dream,” say Beat escapists, Addy Weitzman and Patrick A Boivin, of their founding collaboration. Many other projects and outside collaborations later, the duo have crafted a debut album their younger selves would be proud of: released through Last Gang Records on April 27th, the sublimely immersive Life Is Short the Answer’s Long plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic pop, moving to its own beat in the push-pull of forward motion and submerged reflection.

That sense of propulsion ushers opener, Sign of Age, into rising view, its sparse drums, hypnotic sequence and melancholic chords resembling house music as reimagined by Angelo Badalamenti. The enveloping mood holds as second track, Moon in Aquarius, unfurls like a night-time road ahead, ghosted by narcotic harmonies. Where Water Ends and More Dreams, meanwhile, navigate the porous boundary-lines between krautrock, Factory Records and obscure minimal wave records of the 80s.

If this is pop music, it’s pop that maps a singular route through electronic territory. “We’re drawn to the type of songs that were almost hits but there's something slightly off about them, so they were never discovered,” explain the duo. Then I Drift Away fulfils that intent, evoking a kind of dislocated psychedelia via Screamedelica; ditto Seeing Is Forgetting, where warm synth chords, a buoyant bass melody and deep vocal chorales merge hypnotically. 

For The Beat Escape, Life… marks a rapturous new beginning after their work in visual arts (Boivin) and synth-pop duo Footprintz (Weitzman). Building on their experience DJ-ing together in a Montreal bar, the duo gained momentum when Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde heard Seeing Is Forgetting. Duly signed, Weitzman and Boivin wrote and recorded the album in their studio above said Montreal bar and at a country house in the Laurentians. It was mixed by Finland house DJ/producer, Jori Hulkkonen, who, the duo say, helped realize its “driving, expansive and painterly sound”.

As for the lyrics, they mostly explore The Love Song, though the duo invite you to linger over their mysteries: “We both enjoy the process of uncovering, whereby meaning develops and reveals itself over time.” And time spent following The Beat Escape through their waking dream-world is, we’d wager, time well spent.

Life Is Short the Answer’s Long will be released on April 27th via Last Gang Records. See below for album artwork and tracklisting.

Life Is Short the Answer’s Long tracklist:
1. Sign Of Age
2. Moon In Aquarius
3. Limestone Alps
4. Where Water Ends
5. More Dreams
6. Then I Drift Away
7. Seeing Is Forgetting
8. Thousand Pound Shoes
9. Nemo Propheta

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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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VAN WILLIAM TO JOIN SINGER-SONGWRITER LISSIE ON NATIONAL TOUR

VAN WILLIAM’S DEBUT ALBUM COUNTRIES IS AVAILABLE NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 

BEFORE I FOUND YOU

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2018 – 
Acclaimed rock singer-songwriter, Van William, is joining another sparkling artist on the rise, Lissie, for a national tour kicking off at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on May 2nd.  The 13-date tour will hit major markets   across the US and Canada – full routing is below. Van is currently on the road in Europe with Swedish duo First Aid Kit, in support of his acclaimed debut album, Countries, out now via Fantasy Records. 

Countries, has been met with excitement both here and overseas.  The Los Angeles Times called it, “A brash, confident folk-rock statement that affirms William's place in contemporary L.A. song craft.” And UPROXX praised Countries as, “One of 2018’s first great folk-rock records.” 

Inspired by his love for David Lynch’s cult classic film, Wild at Heart, Van just released a captivating video clip, directed by Silvia Grav and featuring Caitlin Gerard (American Crime) for the new single, Before I Found You. Before I Found You is the follow-up to the album’s first single, the Top 5 Triple A track, Revolution featuring First Aid Kit.  

Listen and buy Countries HERE.

VAN WILLIAM TOUR DATES:
May 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom 
May 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
May 6 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
May 7 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
May 16 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall

May 17 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
May 18 – Chicago, IL – SPACE
May 20 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small's Theatre
May 22 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
May 23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 25 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live  
May 26 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

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DANNY AVILA ANNOUNCES SONY SIGNING PLUS NEW SINGLE WITH THE VAMPS AND MACHINE GUN KELLY

Too Good To Be True is the next level for me and I can't think of anyone better to have worked on this than The Vamps and Machine Gun Kelly. Working with these artists has been one of the biggest motivations and inspirations for me to date!” – DANNY AVILA

Toronto, ON – March 2, 2018 – 
Spanish DJ/producer, Danny Avila, is gearing up for his biggest year yet. That’s saying something, as the 22-year-old has already made a huge mark on the electronic music scene to date, slotting in at no. 52 in the Top 100 DJ’s of 2017 poll – DJ Mag’s highest re-entry of the year. Avila is pulling out the big guns for his first release of 2018, announcing an international multi-single deal with B1 Recordings / Sony Music Spain for huge new release Too Good To Be True.

Joining Danny Avila on Too Good To Be True are global superstars, The Vamps – whose vocal talents have skyrocketed them in to the limelight since the band first formed in 2011. Having achieved worldwide fame, The Vamps are understandably selective when it comes to choosing musical partners to work with. This is where Danny’s production talent really steps to the fore, as the artists combine for the first time. Add US rap sensation, Machine Gun Kelly, in to the mix, and the recipe for the perfect urban-infused electronic track is complete. This is one colossal collaboration that goes beyond expectations!

A blend of Danny’s meticulous, upbeat production with The Vamps’ trademark catchy vocals makes Too Good To Be True the ultimate dance track – perfect when you need an escape from reality. With Machine Gun Kelly switching up the beat with his masterful lyrics, it’s too easy to lose yourself in the uplifting world of Too Good To Be True

Too Good To Be True is available from March 2nd via B1 Recordings / SONY Music Spain.

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NICKY JAM RELEASES X /EQUIS HIS NEW SINGLE WITH J BALVIN TODAY

THIS IS THE FIRST SINGLE FROM NICKY JAM’S FORTHCOMING ALBUM SCHEDULED
TO BE RELEASED IN LATE SUMMER

Toronto, ON – March 2, 2018 – The highly anticipated single, X/Equis, by Nicky Jam and J Balvin is available today via Sony Music Latin from all digital-music outlets, and is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated collaborations of the year.

Featuring Nicky Jam's Puerto Rican-influenced flow and J Balvin's trademark Medellín wordplay, X/Equis, brims with the artists' chemistry and camaraderie. Fusing Afro-Caribbean rhythms with dancehall and reggae, this track dazzles us with its rhythmic prowess. 

X/Equis was written by Nicky Jam and J Balvin, with production by Afro Brother and Jeon that features the stamp of Saga WhiteBlack and Alejandro Patiño. It's a dream team that the entertainment company, La Industria Inc. organized in Medellín to create a track that will delight the artists' fans, along with music lovers all over the world.

X/Equis is Nicky Jam’s first single from his forthcoming album to be released in late summer. In addition to J Balvin, other prominent guest artists will be featured on this album. This single's music video was filmed in Miami by the renowned director, Jessy Terrero, and showcases many of the city's most iconic vignettes.

At the moment, Nicky Jam is filming his biographical series, El Ganador (The Winner), which will premiere at the end of summer on Telemundo in the United States and Puerto Rico, and on the Netflix entertainment platform in the rest of the world.

Awards and Recognitions
2015 Latin GRAMMY® Best Urban Performance - El Perdón
2015 Latin American Music Awards (3)
2015 Premios Tu Mundo (2)
2016 iHeart Radio Music Award - Latin Song of The Year
2016 Premios Lo Nuestro (3)
2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards (7)
2016 Premios Lo Nuestro (3)
2016 Billboard Music Awards Top Latin Song
2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards (6)
2017 Premio Lo Nuestro - Best Urban Song
2017 Billboard Music Awards Top Latin Song
2017/2018 RIAA Diamond certifications for his album Fénix and its singles El Amante (The Lover), El Perdón (Forgiveness) and Hasta El Amanecer (Until Dawn). 

About Nicky Jam
Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin urban music. Born in 1981 in Boston, as a boy he moved with his family to Puerto Rico. At the age of 11, he recorded his first album Diferente a Los Demás (Different From the Rest), which attracted the attention of DJs and artists on the island. As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including Yo No Soy Tu Marido (I'm Not Your Husband), Me Voy Pa’l Party (I'm Off to the Party), Fiel A Tu Piel (Faithful To Your Skin) and La Combi Completa (The Complete Combination) among others. He toured the world and became one of Latin urban music’s first international stars. 

Just as he was enjoying his hard-earned accomplishments, his life took a 180-degree turn. Finally, after three years out of the limelight, Nicky Jam performed a show in Colombia. With discipline and hard work he began to make up for lost time. He soon decided to move to Colombia to rebuild his career. In 2012, he created a low-budget music video that went on to rack up over 15 million views on YouTube. In 2013, he debuted his renewed persona and returned stronger than ever. He notched five radio hits: Piensas en Mí (You Think About Me), Curiosidad (Curiosity), Juegos Prohibidos (Forbidden Games), Voy a Beber (I'm Going to Drink), and the global hit, Travesuras (Mischief). Travesuras was Nicky’s international comeback hit after a 10-year absence from the charts. It peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs. His social-media following grew 3,000 percent by late 2014, making him one of the genre's most talked-about and respected artists.

In February 2015, Nicky Jam teamed up with Enrique Iglesias to release El Perdón (Forgiveness), his most internationally acclaimed single to date. Tallying over 1 million YouTube views on the day of its release, El Perdón was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs charts for 30 weeks (second longest-running single in the chart’s history). In January 2016, Nicky released Hasta el Amanecer, which also became the biggest Latin song of the year. The single was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs for 18 weeks, which was the longest run of 2016. The official music video reached 100 million views in the first month, averaging over 3 million views per day.  In fact, the top Hot Latin Songs Track of 2016 belongs to Nicky Jam’s Hasta El Amanecer. It also scored the No. 1 year-end spot on the Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay, Latin Rhythm Airplay, Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales, and Latin Digital Song Sales charts. 2017 became another remarkable year for Nicky with the release of his single, El Amante (The Lover), his first album in 10 years titled Fénix, and his big-screen debut on Vin Diesel’s film XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

About J Balvin
Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin - better known to a legion of global fans as J Balvin - has been praised by Billboard as "the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years." With a distinctive style that pays reverence to the first-wave of reggaetón stars from Puerto Rico, but fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms, more seductive than boastful lyrics, and a strong passion for fashion, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation reggaetón revolution propelling urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide. Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, global smash hit successor ENERGIA and landmark single, Mi Gente (My People), J Balvin has quickly notched eight #1 Latin singles, garnered nearly 50 million social media followers, and over 9 billion total YouTube views. J Balvin has also become one of Latin music's most in-demand collaborators, having worked with artists, writers and producers such as Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Major Lazer, PooBear, French Montana, Juanes, Daddy Yankee and Camilla Cabello.

Major award recognition has also quickly followed, as J Balvin has won back-to-back Latin GRAMMY® Awards, multiple Billboard Latin Awards, the BMI's Songwriter Award for Contemporary Latin Song of the Year, and the overall Artist Of The Year recognition two years in a row at Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro.

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MEGATIVE RELEASE BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE CAN’T DO DRUGZ (LIKE I USED TO)

FULL-LENGTH ALBUM COMING THIS SPRING

BAND ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL AND MAY

Toronto, ON – March 2, 2018 – Brooklyn-based collective, MEGATIVE, (Tim Fletcher of The Stills, Gus Van Go, Like Minds, and Screechy Dan) is creating a dark and deep subterranean dub, heavily influenced by the sounds that came out of the UK punk and reggae scene of the late 70s. The group signed to Last Gang Records in 2017 and released their debut single, More Time, and now they’re back with a brand-new video for the single, Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To). Both tracks will appear on the band’s new full-length album, which is set for release this spring. Watch the video for Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To) here, and catch the band on tour through April and May (details listed below).

“This song is about a man hitting an existential rock-bottom,” says Fletcher. “A man finally seeing how far he has taken avoiding himself, realizing how deep he's buried his pain… all under the pretense of having a good time - all the time. Now he's understanding you don't get a second body, a second brain, or a second life, and he's filled with dread and remorse. I feel for what people like Syd Barrett and Brian Wilson went through. They were wounded and vulnerable... like many of us. Then too many drugs were added to the mix, and it destroyed them. This song is about the very tangible fear of venturing too close to that abyss.”

Adds Sabre Dane, Director of the Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To) video: “A friend had told me Gus had been working on a project with Tim and the gang on a new project and that it might be up my ally. After what I heard, I was intrigued as hell. I grew up listening to a lot of the genres these guys were playing with. So when Gus got in touch with me, I jumped at the chance. 

Gus, Tim and I came to a general base for what we were after – we knew we wanted that late 70s gritty Manchester vibe while keeping with the depths of what the song was about – no better way to show that then keep it sweaty and live. I brought on two of my favourite doc shooters (Wes Legge and Adrian Smith) to shoot the live portion with me – and my longtime collaborator, Curry Leaman to make sense of all the stuff we captured. 

The street portion really just became a hangout session between Gus, Tim, Screechy and I. Super chill and kind of felt it out as we went. I think it kept everything honest that way. Tim was a champ with how many cigs he had to light that night, Screechy the same by keeping his performance heavy with the other two dudes dancing and jumping around behind me.  Properly dug teaming up with Gus’ brain the night we shot – it was a bit of a party and really dig what came out of it.”

Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX and swirling sirens straight out of Massive Attack’s sound-system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world. Tim Fletcher’s (The Stills), vocals channel the haunting, cool detachment of a young Terry Hall (The Specials) and fuse with the moody subs generated by producer, Gus Van Go (Arkells, Whitehorse, Wintersleep) – of cult-Montreal punk ensemble, Me, Mom & Morgentaler – who has gone from frontman in his own right, to become a much-sought-after, decorated producer in the contemporary independent scene. Together, these longtime fellow conspirators have been plotting the birth of MEGATIVE for many years. The pair then got together with NYC production duo, Like Minds, and Brooklyn-via-Jamaica MC, Screechy Dan (Ruff Entry Crew), and started making songs, for themselves. 

Listen to Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To) here: http://smarturl.it/cantdodrugz
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ccCvJ7bP1s0

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 25 – Lavaltrie, QC – Chasse-Galerie
April 26 – Montreal, QC – Le National
April 28 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon

May 1 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 3 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
May 4 – London, ON – London Music Hall (Rum Runners)
May 5 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware

May 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
May 11 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb's Lounge

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MT. JOY SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT TODAY

ON TOUR WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO, AND HAMILTON

“Your new folk-rock heroes…on ‘Silver Lining’ they sing about friends they’ve lost to addiction and still kick a chorus that could raise the roof of a hockey arena.” – Rolling Stone

“Amiable and soaring…ambles along with a welcome mix of knockabout likability and roof-raising grandeur.” – NPR Music

“Standout tracks like the politically attuned ‘Sheep’ have a homespun feel, while Quinn’s mellifluous vocals lace them with a hint of soul” – Yahoo Music

“Feel good indie-folk music that’s also socially poignant…interesting and beautifully thought out pieces of music that have connected with fans all over.” - HuffPost


Toronto, ON – March 2, 2018 – Today, Mt. Joy’s “amiable & soaring” (NPR Music) debut album, Mt. Joy, is out on Dualtone, an Entertainment One company. Deemed, “your new folk-rock heroes” by Rolling Stone, and selected by NPR as one of their Slingshot Artists for 2018, Mt. Joy — produced by Jon Gilbert — stands among 2018’s boldest musical breakthroughs and a showcase for Matt Quinn’s intuitive, direct songwriting that tackles everything from the vicious cycles of addiction to political calls to action in a post-Trump world.

Watch Mt. Joy perform hit single, Silver Lining, which just broke the Top 20 on the Triple A Radio Charts, during their national television debut on CONAN last month, here.

The band are preparing for a busy spring as they embark on a headlining tour, which includes dates in LA and New York, as well as a jam-packed schedule at SXSW. They're set for highly anticipated appearances at Shaky Knees, BottleRock, Innings Festival and more.

In little more than a year as a band, the LA-via-Philadelphia band has racked up over 18 million streams on Spotify, toured with Neko Case, The Shins, Whitney, The Head And The Heart and The Lone Bellow, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Made In America and Lollapalooza.

Buy Mt. Joy, here.

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
June 16 - Hamilton, ON - Liquid Arts Festival
*w/Lil Smokeys
^w/Anderson East

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RY COODER’s NEW ALBUM THE PRODIGAL SON SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 11th VIA FANTASY RECORDS

SPRING/SUMMER TOUR WILL SUPPORT THE RENOWNED MUSICIAN, PRODUCER AND SONGWRITER’S FIRST SOLO RELEASE IN SIX YEARS 

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2018 –
 The Prodigal SonRy Cooder’s first new solo release in six years, is set for release by Fantasy Records on May 11th, 2018.  Listen to the lead track, Shrinking Manhere + pre-order The Prodigal Son here

Recorded in Hollywood, CA, and produced by Ry and his chief collaborator, drummer Joachim Cooder, The Prodigal Son is all America - our spiritual, hopeful voices, our raw cries and our sly provocations, voiced through the songs of the Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson, and Ry Cooder himself.  

The album’s 11 tracks, including three Cooder originals and a carefully selected collection of his favourite spirituals of the last century, share a particular resonance in this time and place, forming an unflinching look at the state of play in modern America. “I do connect the political/economic dimensions with the inner life of people, since people are at risk and oppressed on all sides in our world today,” he stated. “There’s some kind of reverence mood that takes hold when you play and sing these songs. ‘Reverence’ is a word I heard my granddaughter’s nursery school teacher use, a Kashmiri woman. She said, ‘We don’t want to teach religion, but instill reverence.’ I thought that was a good word for the feeling of this music.” 

For nearly 50 years, the immense scope and influence of Ry Cooder's music has been felt as much, or more than heard.  As master musician, producer, songwriter and sage, the Santa Monica, California native has explored music and culture from across the city, the state, the country, and around the world.  Framed by his expressive vocals and elegant guitar work, this is music for these times.  A deft commentary on our ailing moral state, The Prodigal Son is a fearless dive into the country’s soul, and the man, Ry Cooder. 

Cooder will bring The Prodigal Son Tour, to venues throughout North America this spring and summer, his first full tour since 2009.  Confirmed tour dates are below with more to be added soon.  For ticket information, please visit: RyCooder.com

The Prodigal Son Track List:
1. straight street (James W. Alexander / Jesse Whitaker) 
2. shrinking man (Ry Cooder)
3. gentrification (Ry Cooder / Joachim Cooder)
4. everybody ought to treat a stranger right (Traditional; Blind Willie Johnson, Arr. by Ry Cooder)
5. the prodigal son (Traditional: Arranged by Ry Cooder /Joachim Cooder)
6. nobody’s fault but mine (Blind Willie Johnson / Arranged Ry Cooder / Joachim Cooder)
7. you must unload (Alfred Reed)  
8.  i’ll be rested when the roll is called (Blind Roosevelt Graves)
9. harbor of love (Carter Stanley) 
10. Jesus and woody (Ry Cooder)
11. in his care (William L. Dawson)

Ry Cooder - Tour Dates : 
June 3 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere 
June 4 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere 
June 6 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse 
June 7 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre 
June 8 – New York, NY – Town Hall Theatre 
June 9 – Derry, NH – Tupelo 
June 26 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall 
June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Centerpoint            
June 29 – Montréal, QC – Jazz Festival @ Maisonneuve 

June 30 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Theater 
July 1 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood 
July 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center 
July 14 – Courtenay, BC – Vancouver Island MusicFest 
July 17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall 
July 20 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall 
July 21 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre

www.RyCooder.com

 

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PRIME BOYS TAKE OVER THE TUNDRA WITH MUSIC VIDEO FOR TINTED

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2018 – Today, buzzing Toronto trio, Prime Boys, serve up the cinematic music video for their new single, Tinted —produced by Murda Beatz [Drake, Gucci Mane]. Watch the video here, and get the single here.

In the visual directed by Elliot Clancy Osberg [Roy Woods], the group—Jimmy Prime, Donnie, and Jay Whiss—take over an icy landscape. Cruising on four wheelers through this snowbound expanse, they drop autotuned hooks and rhymes that are as chilly as the climate is. For the uninitiated, it’s the perfect introduction to their ice-cold flows. Complex exclusively premiered the clip, fittingly describing it as “memorable.”

They’ve recently been making waves by dropping the music video and single for Come Wit It, starring in the Viceland documentary 6ix Rising, and garnering widespread support from Drake’s OVO Sound Radio.

Be on the lookout for more soon!

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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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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UNION DUKE ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES

WATCH BABY DON’T BREAK MUSIC VIDEO

Toronto, ON – February 28, 2018 – 
In the summer of 2016, Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, released their infectious third album, Golden Days. They toured relentlessly around the release and are still showing no signs of slowing down – now announcing a run of Canadian tour dates this spring! Kicking off this Friday (March 2) in Kitchener, ON, the band will head across Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, through March and April (details listed below). 

"We're really excited to hit up some of our favourite venues, see a bunch of familiar faces, and explore some new towns and theatres across the West," says Jim McDonald.

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. 

The band works hard, travelling back and forth across the country playing to fans young and old from coast to coast. They've played sold out shows where crowds know all the words, and have performed at countless festivals including TURF, Mariposa, and Summerfolk, topping the list of must-see acts. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and they leave every audience smiling – maybe the golden days aren't so distant after all!

TOUR DATES:
March 2 – Kitchener, ON – Registry Theatre
March 18 – Chelmsford, ON – Private Event
March 19 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry
March 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Times Changed High and Lonesome Club
March 23 – Westlock, AB – Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre
March 24 – Revelstoke, BC – Traverse Night Club
March 28 – Bassano, AB – In Concert for Bassano Arts Council
March 29 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
April 5 – Fort McMurray, AB – Keyano Recital Hall
April 6 – Hinton, AB – West Fraser Guild Performing Arts Theatre
April 7 – Edson, AB – Chutauqua Arts Council Series
April 10 – Rocky Mountain House, AB – Grandview Stage Country Resort
April 13 – Camrose, AB – Bailey Theatre for Rose City Roots Music Society
April 14 – Slave Lake, AB – Stage North Concert Series

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THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO LAUNCHES TORONTO RESIDENCY AT THE REX HOTEL

LIVE PERFORMANCES EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MARCH 2018

LATEST ALBUM A NEW STANDARD OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2018 – Canadian jazz pianist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, has announced a residency at iconic venue, The Rex Hotel, in his hometown of Toronto. He will perform with the Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio every Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm throughout the month of March, delivering exclusive sets in an intimate setting. See complete list of dates and info below.

The residency follows his latest album, A New Standard, released on January 19 via Entertainment One Music. A New Standard is 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. Listen to the lead single, My Favourite Things, and purchase/stream the album now.

Thompson has been making his rounds in the city to share insight on the new album, highlighted through interviews at CP24 Breakfast, and CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air with Nana Aba Duncan. In addition, you can learn more about Thompson’s unique career and captivating personality as a participant in FNTSY Sports Network’s new series, Draft Everything.

As A New Standard’s 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 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.

About Thompson Egbo-Egbo
Born in Nigeria, Thompson 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 neighborhood 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 Berklee 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.

 

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 neighborhood 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 Rex Hotel
Every Tuesday in March (6, 13, 20, 27) from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Admission is Pay What You Can
The Rex Hotel - 194 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z1

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/220073441887370/
 

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THE WILD! DEBUTS NEW SINGLE ANOTHER BOTTLE

NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR
BEST IN THE WEST PREMIERED EXCLUSIVELY
VIA LOUDWIRE


MASSIVE WORLD TOUR TO KICK OFF THIS SPRING WITH STOPS ACROSS CANADA

CATCH THE WILD! ON 2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE
AND CAROLINA REBELLION FESTIVALS


WILD AT HEART OUT NOW!

Toronto, ON – February 23, 2018 – Today, Canadian rock outlaws, The Wild!, share a new single titled Another Bottle, as a sample of fresh sounds you’ll hear as they rock stages worldwide this year.  Earlier this week, the band debuted a brand-new video for the single, Best In The West, exclusively via LOUDWIRE.COM. Directed by long-time band collaborator, Stuey Kubrick, this is the third music video they have released from their latest LP, Wild At Heart. Watch it here.

"An accurate depiction of life on a road with a band built on reckless abandon," says frontman and guitarist, Dylan Villain. "Thanks for the hangover, UK!”
 
The Wild! is hitting the road in 2018 harder than ever. The band will be headlining through Canada in April with THE LAZYS on a two-week trek aptly dubbed the Nothin’ But Another Bottle Canadian Tour 2018, before heading to The States.  

The Wild! will then participate in this year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE and CAROLINA REBELLION festivals. Lastly, The Wild! will head to Europe in June to support none other than ROSE TATTOO for a hefty set of dates before heading home for their next adventure. See below for a complete list of dates.

"NICE BOYS DON’T PLAY ROCK’N’ROLL... but we do!" says Villain. "We are absolutely honored to support The Tatts on the European leg of their Blood Brothers Tour. Our band would not exist if it weren’t for bands like Rose Tattoo. Straight up. We have the utmost respect for these guys and cannot wait to play some rock’n’roll for all of you this summer in Europe. See you on the road!" 

The Wild! released Wild At Heart on last year via Entertainment One. 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." Purchase and stream the album here.

Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart is 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 & keeping time is drummer, REESE LIGHTNING. A beast with beats & everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out THE WILD!'s lineup is “THE KID” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Youngblood and zero fucks were 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.”

TOUR DATES:
April 5 – Grande Praire, BC – Better Than Fred’s *
April 6 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite *
April 7 – Calgary, AB – Marquee *
April 10 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill *
April 11 – Regina, SK – The Exchange *
April 13 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre *
April 14 – Brandon, MB – The 40 *
April 15 – Winnipeg, MB – Nashville’s *
April 18 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus *
April 19 – Toronto, ON  - Lee’s Palace *
April 20 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall *
April 21 – Arnprior, ON – John Street Pub *

April 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
June 5 – Hamburg (Altdtadt), Germany – Markthalle >
June 7 – Osnabruck, Germany – Bastard Club >
June 8 – Hamburg (Altdtadt), Germany – Markthalle – SOLD OUT >
June 9 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal – SOLD OUT>
June 10 – Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club
June 12 – Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad-Sohm
June 13 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
June 14 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
June 15 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
June 16 – Alkmaar, Netherlands – Victorie
June 17 – Bremen, Germany – Tivoli
June 19 – Neuruppin, Germany – Kulturhaus
June 20 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Culturhaus
July 20 – Kelowna, BC – Okanagan Tattoo & Brew Fest

November 10 – Caernarforn, UK – Hard Rock Hell
* with the Lazys
> with Rose Tattoo

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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FEARLESS RECORDS WELCOMES UNDEROATH WITH NEW ALBUM ERASE ME OUT APRIL 6

BAND’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 8 YEARS

NEW SONG ON MY TEETH STREAMING NOW

Toronto, ON – February 23, 2017 –
Fearless Records is thrilled to welcome Underøath and officially announce the new album, Erase Me, Underøath's sixth studio album and first since 2010. 

The confirmation of what is one of rock music's most anticipated and speculated about reunions arrives with Underøath's first new song in nearly a decade, On My Teeth. Erase Me pre-order bundles will be available this evening (9pm PST / 12am EST) with digital pre-orders including an instant download of On My Teeth

"We've had success and we've come through a lot of waters," explains drummer/vocalist, Aaron Gillespie. "There's been 11,000 things we've been through so you would think, almost rhetorically, 'What do you need now?' All of us are finally in that place in our lives where the only thing we care about is inclusion for everybody-for the world. For me, exclusion is the scariest thing in the world. And I think Underøath coming back now with a new record-which none of us thought was possible-we want people to know that this is your music and you can feel however the fuck you want about it. I just want to prove that we are doing everything in the most honest way we ever have. This is the healthiest we've ever been as a group of people, as musicians, and in our worldview."  

Gillespie's quote touches on the narratives behind the 11-song release: addressing the dire circumstances that led to the demise of the band, the ability to, now, be true to themselves and with their listeners as well as the individual band members disenchantment with religion.  

"We took a step away and then we realized that we are a family," adds singer Spencer Chamberlain. "We do miss it and we miss each other. We made the decision to never play again as Underoath and then we let that sit a couple of years. Band members rebuilt themselves and their friendships-and then we rebuilt the band.

Erase Me was written and recorded over the summer of 2017 with producer, Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Jimmy Eat World).

ERASE ME TRACKLIST:

  1. It Has To Start Somewhere
  2. Rapture
  3. On My Teeth
  4. Wake Me
  5. Bloodlust
  6. Sink With You
  7. Ihateit
  8. Hold Your Breath
  9. No Frame
  10. In Motion
  11. I Gave Up

Underøath has confirmed a number of festival appearances, with headlining dates to be announced soon:

UNDERØATH TOUR DATES
April 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous
April 27 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
April 28 - Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock
May 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 18 - 20 - Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
May 26 - Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
June 15 - Paris, France Download @ Festival Paris
June 16 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
June 21 - Dessel, Belgium @ Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 - 24 -Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 22 - 24 -Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 23 - Dessel Belgium Graspop @ Metal Meeting
June 28 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival
June 29 - Madrid, Spain @ Download Festival Madrid
June 30 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera on Air
July 12 - 14 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
July 13 - Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
August 24 - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
August 25 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

About Underøath:
Underøath is Grant Brandell (bass), Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Chris Dudley (keyboards), Aaron Gillespie (drums/vocals), Tim McTague (guitar) and James Smith (guitar). The band has released five studio albums including two gold records: They're Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line, and have earned a pair of Grammy nominations. Define The Great Line debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. The Tampa-based band parted ways following the release of 2010's Ø (Disambiguation), returning in 2016 for their self-proclaimed Rebirth Tour.

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THE HONEST HEART COLLECTIVE RELEASE NEW SINGLE I’VE GOT YOU

TRACK PREMIERED WITH INDIE88

UPCOMING ALBUM GRIEF RIGHTS TO BE RELEASED MAY 4

Toronto, ON – February 23, 2018 –
Thunder Bay-based indie-rock band, The Honest Heart Collective, shared the first single, I’ve Got You, from their upcoming album, Grief Rights – out May 4th. The band’s debut LP, Liar’s Club, tells a story of longing, deceit, and new beginnings. Now, the group is back with the first taste of the new music from their sophomore album. The brand new single, I’ve Got You, exclusively premiered yesterday on Indie88, and is available now on Apple Music and Spotify.

I’ve Got You speaks to the unspoken feeling of growing up and losing those in your life that you care about most,” says Ryan MacDonald. “This feeling continues to present itself as you get older, and it never gets any easier. Yet no matter how broken or beaten down you may feel, there will always be someone who can understand that loss, and say, I’ve Got You.

Anchored by brothers Ryan and Nic MacDonald, The Honest Heart Collective was born out of a moment at a Bruce Springsteen concert and a rotating cast of musicians made permanent. Buoyed by the backdrop of their Northern Ontario roots, Liar’s Club encapsulates The Honest Heart Collective’s old soul take of heart-on-sleeves storytelling through music. Armed with the self-built Lionheart Studios, a blue-collar mentality, and 150+ shows later, The Honest Heart Collective has become four best friends raring to put out new music and get back on the road.  Working with producers/engineers Derek Hoffman and Jay Ruston, the new material was produced and recorded in Toronto’s Fox Sounds, Union Sound Company, and out of the band’s self-built studio in Thunder Bay, Lionheart Studios.

Stay tuned for more from The Honest Heart Collective this year!

GRIEF RIGHTS TRACKLISTING:
1. North American Dream
2. I’ve Got You
3. Separate Ways
4. Debts
5. Strike Sound
6. Lonely Bones
7. Eleanor
8. When Her & I Began

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 21 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
March 22 – Calgary, AB – Nite Owl
March 27 – Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club
March 28 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
* More dates to be announced soon

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SIGALA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE LULLABY WITH PALOMA FAITH

8M WORLDWIDE SALES
800M SPOTIFY STREAMS
130 TOTAL WEEKS IN THE UK CHART
440M YOUTUBE VIEWS
6 PLATINUM SINGLES

Toronto, ON – February 23, 2018 –
Adding to his accolade of smash singles, British DJ, Producer and songwriter, Sigala teams up with Brit Award winner, Paloma Faith to kick-start 2018 with their collaborative track Lullaby, released today, via Ministry of Sound.

2017 was an incredible year for both artists - DJ and Producer Bruce Fielder AKA Sigala remains one of the UK’s most respected and influential electronic music producers, who isn’t shy of collaborating with a diverse range of both emerging and established talent to create worldwide, dance-floor smashes. Previous guest vocalists on singles such as Ain’t Giving Up, Give Me Your Love and Came Here For Love include Craig David, John Newman and Ella Eyre.

On Lullaby, Sigala explains: “This was a track I initially wrote a while ago and I loved it immediately, but knew I needed to find the right person to collaborate on it with. I love to find unique voices, so it was a perfect match when Paloma got involved! I’m so excited to release this one, and it’s a great track to preview the sound of my upcoming album”.

With 6 platinum singles, 8 million worldwide sales and over 800 million Spotify streams under his belt, Sigala has spent the last 12 months performing in front of some of his biggest audiences to date. Returning with Lullaby, he continues to prove that he’s impossible to pigeon-hole, turning his creative hand to multiple genres whilst maintaining his familiar, signature sound.

Since he unleashed his debut #1 single Easy Love to the world, Sigala has dominated the UK dance scene, showcasing his skills not only as a producer, but also as a songwriter who consciously showcases versatile sides to his musicality. This isn't the case of DJ-turned-artist, but rather artist who makes songs first, DJs later. “I listen to the radio so I like to keep my ear to the ground, but at the same time I don't want to copy myself or recycle the same sound,” he says. “I want to show that I can do different things. I want the album to show different sides to me.”

A brilliant mix of contradictions, Sigala, is the tech-obsessed muso who also enjoys rally driving and is a jazz-trained pianist. More importantly, he's the humble lad from Norfolk who's controlling the future of pop-lead dance music one banger at a time. Get ready; things are only just getting started!

Sigala online:
www.sigalamusic.com

Paloma Faith online:

www.palomafaith.com

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS PREMIERE COOLIN’ OUT TODAY

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

TOUR DATES IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – February 23, 2018 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ new track, Coolin’ Out, premieres today — listen to the song here. Coolin’ Out 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.

Coolin’ Out follows the release of Hey Mama and lead single You Worry Me. For the third consecutive week, You Worry Me is the #1 track at Triple A and Americana radio.  This week, the song also set a Billboard chart record for the most single week spins ever at Triple A radio.

The music is receiving early critical acclaim as well—Rolling Stone declares, “The first single from his forthcoming LP adds Southern-rock bite and weary longing to make for his most urgent song yet,” while Q Magazine adds, “If anything, Tearing at the Seams more accurately captures the feel of Rateliff’s stirring live performances. There’s a looseness and sense of fun here, perhaps because for the first time the songs were written in the company of his band.UNCUT asserts, “The Night Sweats are even more commanding on the follow-up, deepening Rateliff’s vision of ‘a Sam & Dave-meets-The Band combo.’”

Following two explosive nights at Los Angeles’ Troubadour, the band will tour North America this spring, with stops at New York’s historic Apollo Theatre and Los Angeles’ Greek Theater as well as two dates at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets 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. 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).

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TOUR DATES:
March 8—New York, NY—Apollo Theatre (Sold Out)
March 15—Spicewood, TX—Luck Reunion
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 4—Des Moines, IA—Hinterland Festival
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 (Sold Out)
August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater (Sold Out)
August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater (Sold Out)
August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
(Sold Out)
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre†† (Sold Out)
November 7—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (Folk Set) (Sold Out)
November 8—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (Folk Set) (Sold Out)
November 10—Denver, CO—Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set) (Sold Out)

*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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JUNO- NOMINATED MONTREAL RAPPER LOU PHELPS SHARES COME INSIDE

NEW KAYTRNADA-PRODUCED SINGLE
FEATURING JAZZ CARTIER PREMIERES VIA COMPLEX

SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS WORLDWIDE

Praise for Lou Phelps:

"Montreal MC Lou Phelps's ‘What Time Is It?!’ is an irresistible jam — the kind of song that demands a two-step." - The FADER 

"The Canadian rapper is representing where he's from hard on the new project, which was exclusively produced by his Polaris prize-winning older brother Kaytranada." - XXL 

"A handful of singles then followed under his Lou Phelps moniker before last year's standout debut, 001: Experiments, which fused the electronic experimentation of the artist glimpsed on Cause I Wanna with deeper influence from Madvillain, Slum Village, Jay Z, and Erik B & Rakim." XLR8R

Toronto, ON — February 23, 2018 — Fluidly combining hip-hop and ethereal electronic beats, Montreal's Lou Phelps is the biggest rapper in his city. Skating over a candy-coloured disco-funk instrumental courtesy of Lou's brother, KAYTRANADA, Lou Phelps turns on his charm on his latest single, Come Inside. This is his first release as a new signee to Last Gang Records worldwide.

Effortlessly stacking syllables, Lou tells a story about meeting a girl and taking her out for a good time: "Met her at the strip club, she was a freelancer/Told me to give me her sign, she was a Cancer/Dancing for the dollars at the damn club/Strippin' for these n*ggas that we wouldn't even dare touch/She knows I ain't trippin' over damn thugs/She was a mama bear--I was her damn cub." Premiered by Complex, the song features a standout verse from fellow Canadian, Jazz Cartier, who has a blast stringing together flashy punchlines over the club-ready sonics.

A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with his older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning producer, KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics. Using the moniker, Louie P, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable electro rap, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wannaan 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experimentshis debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and CJ Samuels, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. Look out for more music from Lou in 2018, as the young rapper continues to evolve as a vital artist.

Listen to Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: http://smarturl.it/lou-comeinside

Listen to 001: Experiments: http://bit.ly/2oqDWRq  

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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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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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUTS A LOVE UNREAL MUSIC VIDEO

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUTS A LOVE UNREAL MUSIC VIDEO

2018 TOUR DATES PRESENTED BY THE NOISE ON SALE NOW

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

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS OUT NOW
 

Toronto, ON – February 20, 2018 – Black Label Society, led by American guitar icon, Zakk Wylde, has released a brand-new music video for the single, A Love Unreal, from their latest LP, Grimmest HitsThe video was directed by long-time collaborating director, Justin Reich. Watch A Love Unreal here.

Black Label Society recently soared into the charts with their new LP via Entertainment One, Grimmest Hits. The LP landed at #4 on the Billboard Current Charts, the highest charting LP since Order Of The Black released back in 2010. Grimmest Hits reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Music, #1 Independent, and #2 Rock Charts.

Black Label Society is in the middle of a hefty batch of North American tour dates spanning coast to coast in support of the all-new LP. Support is supplied by legends, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, on all dates. Select tour dates are seeing support from EYEHATEGOD and RED FANG. 

Black Label Society released their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits, on January 19, 2018. The new effort is 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. 

 

Wylde will stay on the road beyond the Black Label Society dates in 2018 reunited with "the boss" on the No More Tours 2. The two-year stretch will take place this spring with dates in Mexico, South America and Europe. The tour's first U.S. leg, which will feature Stone Sour as the opening group, starts in Allentown, Pennsylvania in August and wraps in Las Vegas in October. Tickets for the North American dates are on sale now.

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.

TOUR DATES
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
 

"If you’re after riffs you can milk for days,
 then Grimmest Hits is a Wisconsin purebred prize dairy cow." - LOUDWIRE

“…A well-rounded masterclass in heaviness.” KKKK’s – KERRANG! 

"Black Label Society smooshes doom and blues together with a full salute."
- 8/10, BLABBERMOUTH

“Zakk is back!” - CLASSIC ROCK

Purchase 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

DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOADHi Res Album Art | DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

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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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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

DOWNLOADhi-res press photo | DOWNLOADalbum cover artwork

www.imwithherband.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]

DOWNLOADhi-res press photo | DOWNLOADalbum cover artwork

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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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RHYE RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SONG FOR YOU

RHYE RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SONG FOR YOU

Toronto, ON — February 14, 2018 — Today, Rhye surprised fans with the Valentine’s Day release of a music video for track, Song For You, off their critically acclaimed new album, BLOOD. Directed and produced by Rhye frontman, Milosh, and Geneviève Medow Jenkins, the stunning clip stars Nathalie Kelley alongside Christopher Brochu. Watch the video here.  

“Song for You explores the moments of our lives, the cycles we all experience,” shared Milosh. “We hope these moments resonate with you, both the joy and the pain, in the same way they did with us while making this piece.”  

Rhye believe everyone can use more love, so they created an easy way to show someone you care. Rhye’s Valentine’s Day Cards allow fans to send Song For You, along with a personal love note to that special someone in their lives. Send one here.

Rhye released their widely-acclaimed sophomore album, BLOOD, on February 2, 2018. Critics were quick to praise the album as “soul pop that hits all the high notes” (Wall Street Journal), “30 minutes of absolutely immaculate music” (AV Club), “gentle sound evolving from quiet bedroom jams to decadent performance art” (The FADER), “dreamy and blissful” (Billboard), “stands out by making each recorded decision count; a sharpshooter in a world full of carpet bombing” (Uproxx), “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections” (Noisey), and “mood music” by Exclaim!, where Rhye is this month’s cover story.  

 

BLOOD is available digitally and physically now here via Last Gang Records. Limited edition vinyl bundles are available exclusively via the RHYE Shop. This Friday, Rhye will share two official remixes of album track, Taste. Stay tuned for more information.

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

Rhye Live Dates - 2018
February 22 - Miami, FL - The Ground - Tickets
February 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social - Tickets
February 24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - TicketsSOLD OUT
February 26 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - TicketsSOLD OUT
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 - TicketsSOLD OUT
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 6 - Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz - Tickets
June 7 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Porto - 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
September 15 - Vancouver, Canada - Westward Festival - Tickets

Listen to 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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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

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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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www.mtjoyband.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.comwww.entertainmentonegroup.com

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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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www.sangobeats.com

About Last Gang:

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

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

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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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THE BEAT ESCAPE ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM: LIFE IS SHORT THE ANSWER’S LONG, OUT APRIL 27th, 2018

PRE-ORDER NOW

LISTEN TO SINGLE SIGN OF AGE

Toronto, ON — January 23, 2018 — Long before they were a band, Montreal duo, The Beat Escape, took a small first step towards a longer journey at a university video class. “We made a short oddball work; a video piece that followed two characters through a psychedelic waking dream,” say Beat escapists, Addy Weitzman and Patrick A Boivin, of their founding collaboration. Many other projects and outside collaborations later, the duo have crafted a debut album their younger selves would be proud of: released through Last Gang/Bella Union on April 27th, the sublimely immersive Life Is Short the Answer’s Long plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic pop, moving to its own beat in the push-pull of forward motion and submerged reflection. Pre-order the album here.

That sense of propulsion ushers opener, Sign of Age, into rising view, its sparse drums, hypnotic sequence and melancholic chords resembling house music as reimagined by Angelo Badalamenti. The enveloping mood holds as Moon in Aquarius unfurls like a night-time road ahead, ghosted by narcotic harmonies. Limestone Alps lingers meditatively, hymnal vocals reverberating; Where Water Ends and More Dreams, meanwhile, navigate the porous boundary-lines between krautrock, Factory Records and obscure minimal wave records of the 80s.

If this is pop music, it’s pop that maps a singular route through electronic territory. “We’re drawn to the type of songs that were almost hits but there's something slightly off about them, so they were never discovered,” explain the duo. Then I Drift Away fulfils that intent, evoking a kind of dislocated psychedelia via Screamedelica; ditto Seeing Is Forgetting, where warm synth chords, a buoyant bass melody and deep vocal chorales merge hypnotically. Thousand Pound Shoes pauses for reflection before Nemo Propheta’s pellucid synths and insistent beats evoke a sense of surfacing, closing the album on a note of glinting release.

For The Beat Escape, Life Is Short The Answer’s Long marks a rapturous new beginning after their work in visual arts (Boivin) and synth-pop duo, Footprintz (Weitzman). Building on their experience DJ-ing together in a Montreal bar, the duo gained momentum when Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde heard Seeing Is Forgetting. Duly signed, Weitzman and Boivin wrote and recorded the album in their studio above said Montreal bar and at a country house in the Laurentians. It was mixed by Finland house DJ/producer, Jori Hulkkonen, who, the duo say, helped realize its “driving, expansive and painterly sound”.

As for the lyrics, they mostly explore The Love Song, though the duo invite you to linger over their mysteries: “We both enjoy the process of uncovering, whereby meaning develops and reveals itself over time.” And time spent following The Beat Escape through their waking dream-world is, we’d wager, time well spent.

Pre-order Life Is Short The Answer’s Long: http://smarturl.it/thebeatescape-ca

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi res photo

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

DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOADHi Res Album Art |  DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

www.zakkwylde.com

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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

www.ourladypeace.com

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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

DOWNLOAD – Album Art | DOWNLOAD – High Res Press Photo

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

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster
DOWNLOAD – Single Graphic

www.avatarmetal.com

 

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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

DOWNLOAD – farewell show posters | DOWNLOAD – hi-res press photo

thebalconies.ca

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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www.cmdwn.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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JULIE THÉRIAULT RELEASES NEW ALBUM SUBDUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.julieandthewolf.com

 

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

FOLLOWING CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THE REVOLUTION EP

LISTEN TO NEW SONG THE COUNTRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OUR LADY PEACE AND MATTHEW GOOD ANNOUNCE CROSS COUNTRY TOUR

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

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

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

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

VIP packages for both artists will be available here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REAL FRIENDS DEBUT NEW HIGH-ENERGY SINGLE GET BY

NOVEMBER SHOWS WITH LIFE LESSONS NOVEMBER 17 – 19

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

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

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

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


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

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

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

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

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

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CHROMEO RELEASE VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE JUICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERFORMING EVERY WEDNESDAY
UNTIL THE END OF 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES NEW SINGLE LARGE

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

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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LHASA TO RELEASE LIVE IN REYKJAVIK ON DECEMBER 1st

MONTREAL SHOW ON DECEMBER 16TH
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets for the Montreal show are on sale now.

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

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

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

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

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

ALL NEW SELF TITLED LP DUE FEBRUARY 16, 2018

NEW TOUR DATES ON SALE, PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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THE RUBENS RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE MILLION MAN

TRACK IS COLLABORATION WITH
RUN THE JEWELS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RHYE RELEASE NEW SONG TASTE

2018 TOUR WITH SHOWS IN
MONTREAL AND TORONTO ANNOUNCED  

 

TICKETS ON-SALE TODAY AT 10 AM LOCAL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE MARCUS KING BAND RELEASE DUE NORTH EP

OUT NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PUPPY UNLEASH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE DEMONS

THE FIRST TRACK TO BE REVEALED FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

ON TOUR IN THE UK NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SORAN SHARES I WISH

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

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CYHRA DEBUT ALBUM LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT NOW

CYHRA
DEBUT ALBUM LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT NOW


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

10/10 – Rockbladet.se

9/10 – Musicalypse.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.cyhra.com

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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

www.ourladypeace.com

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THE 2017 SLAIGHT FAMILY POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TORONTO, ON - Le mardi 24 Octobre 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts médias:

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

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

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

ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW

NOMINATED FOR TWO AWARDS AT
THE ADISQ GALA THIS YEAR

CONTINUES SOLITUDES TOUR IN QUEBEC

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

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

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

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

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

www.mattholubowski.com

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THE PROJEKTOR TO RELEASE NEW EP ON NOVEMBER 24TH

EP IS PART II IN A III PART SET OF RELEASES

FULL ALBUM TO BE SHARED IN 2018

LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE FAKE CASTLES

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

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

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

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

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

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www.alexstkitts.com

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ONLY YOURS SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR EDGE OF MY DREAMS

VIDEO PREMIERES ON INDIE88

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

soundcloud.com/onlyyoursmusic

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

 

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

FLOCKAVELI II OUT EARLY 2018 

LEAD SINGLES CIRCLES AND TRAP MY ASS OFF AVAILABLE NOW 

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

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

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

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

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WU-TANG CLAN’S NEW VIDEO FOR IF TIME IS MONEY FEAT. METHOD MAN OUT TODAY

ALBUM WU-TANG: THE SAGA CONTINUES OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – October 18, 2017 –  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is out now, and a brand-new video for the track, If Time is Money, feat. Method Man was released today. The album was produced by Mathematics and  executive produced by RZA, with featured performances by RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, ODB, Redman, Sean Price, and more.

About the album, The A.V. Club writes, “[Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues] turns out to be the best Wu-related effort since 2010’s thin yet enjoyable Wu-Massacre.”
 
Vulture says, "The group’s latest album, The Saga Continues, returns the MCs to the same mold as its 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)."

RZA, Mathematics, Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna joined The Roots last Friday on album release day for a blistering performance of My Only One on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Watch the performance here.

Additionally, an original Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues comic book will be given to fans who purchase the album on iTunes.

The comic book was created by longtime Wu collaborator, SRI Master Gano Grills, and Chicago-based artist, Glyph. SRI Master Gano Grills, as he is called in the spiritual community, has been a part of Wu-Tang's legacy since day one. He has done logos for Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Wu Wear, and a host of other Wu-Tang Clan's videos. 

Go here to purchase the album and comic book.  The album is also available on all DSPs and in stores everywhere. 

Two singles are out now from the album: People Say, featuring Wu-Tang Clan members, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, with Redman, and Lesson Learn'd, feat. Inspectah Deck and Redman.

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.

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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www.emmacookmusic.com

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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.

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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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www.zakkwylde.com

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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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www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.com

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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 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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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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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