half•alive RELEASE NEW TRACK PURE GOLD

DEBUT ALBUM NOW, NOT YET ON AUGUST 9

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – July 19, 2019 – Long Beach based trio, half•alive, release a new track, Pure Gold, today. The track is produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Vampire Weekend). Pure Gold, along with previously released tracks, RUNAWAY, and, still feel., will be featured on their debut album, Now, Not Yet, which will be released August 9, 2019 via RCA Records and is available for pre-order now. 

The band will be hitting the road on their global headlining tour – check out their tour dates below and purchase tickets here. Their tour includes stops at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot as well as a sold-out show at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Additionally, half•alive’s live Vevo DSCVR performances of, RUNAWAY, and, arrow, are out now.

The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Encompassing R&B, funk, pop, rock, soul, and more under a glow of disco ball bliss, the experience iterates in a fresh form every time. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 3 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of The Fall and Aawake At Night. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became the 2018 breakout still feel. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted All Songs Considered and more. still feel. took off, and the band’s profile burgeoned as they inked a deal with RCA Records to help grow their vision. Launching 2019 with a bang, the trio sold out their formal debut headline tour and saw still feel. reach new heights as it rocketed into the Top 10 at Alternative radio with over 23 million video views and over 27 million global streams to date.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
8/1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival
8/3 – Long Beach, CA – Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
8/9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
8/10 – Portland, OR – 94.7fm Show
8/16 – Sydney, AUS – The Metro
8/17 – Melbourne, VIC – Howler
8/19 – Brisbane, QLD – The Zoo
8/21 – Auckland, NZ – The Tuning Fork
8/30-9/1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
9/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/20 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
9/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/24 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
9/26 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
9/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30
10/2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/3 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/4 – Montreal, QC – Astral
10/5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club

10/7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/8 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
10/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre10/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
10/15 – Denver, CO – Gothic
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
10/29 – Zurich, Switzerland – Papiersaal
10/30 – Wien, Austria – Wuk
10/31 – Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Café
11/2 – Warszawa, Poland – Proxima
11/4 – Berlin, Germany – Franz-Club
11/5 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
11/6 – Koin, Germany – Stadtgarten
11/8 – Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tht/Paradiso Noord
11/9 – Brussels, Belgium – Ab Club
11/10 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
11/12 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/13 – Birmingham, UK – o2 Institue 3
11/14 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
11/16 – Dublin, IE – Academy (Green Room)
11/17 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts

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IGGY POP TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM FREE ON SEPTEMBER 6 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE FREE
AND PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – July 18, 2019 – Iggy Pop has confirmed the title and release date of his new album, Free, the first new Iggy Pop album since 2016’s Post Pop Depression , will be released on September 6 on Loma Vista and is available for pre-order now.

While it follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, Free has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. Free, the eponymous single, is available to stream and purchase on all platforms here.

 

On the process that led Iggy and principal players, Leron Thomas and Noveller, to create this uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, Iggy says,

 

"This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice... By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen."

TRACKLISTING:

1. Free

2. Loves Missing

3. Sonali

4. James Bond

5. Dirty Sanchez

6. Glow In The Dark

7. Page

8. We Are The People

9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

10. The Dawn

For further information, stay tuned to Iggy’s site and socials.

 

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www.iggypop.com

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SING ALONG WITH PEPPA PIG AND FRIENDS WHEN THE ALL-NEW PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST ALBUM AND DEBUT SINGLE BING BONG ZOO LAUNCH TODAY

PEPPA PIG’S FIRST EVER MUSIC ALBUM FEATURES 16 NEWLY RECORDED TRACKS INCLUDING AN EXTENDED VERSION OF FAN FAVOURITE SONG BING BONG ZOO

STREAM/PURCHASE NOW

Toronto, ON – July 19, 2019 – Get ready to celebrate, as Entertainment One’s (eOne) global preschool superstar, Peppa Pig, releases her long-awaited musical debut, Peppa Pig: My First Album, today. Fans can buy or stream the album here. The launch of Peppa’s debut album is turning heads in the music industry with the likes of Iggy Azalea, whose new album is also released today, expressing fears on Twitter of being overtaken in the charts by the newest member to the music scene, Peppa Pig.

Set to make a big splash with families around the world, Peppa Pig: My First Album is a compilation of 16 newly-recorded music tracks in English language. It includes extended versions of much loved songs from the animated series composed by Julian Nott, such as, Bing Bong Zoo, Rainbow, Rainbow and Jumping in Muddy Puddles, alongside fresh compositions by Paul Moessl and Clare Bradley, created especially for the album. Harley Bird, the voice of Peppa Pig, sings on several tracks and little piggies will love to sing along with Peppa herself, as well as other children.

Peppa Pig: My First Album is a delightful mix of toe-tapping dance numbers like Peppa Party Time, and relaxing melodies such as Peppa’s Lullaby, that capture all the charm of the much-loved TV series and is sure to become the perfect soundtrack for families to enjoy at home, on-the-go and at parties.

Peppa Pig follows the daily adventures of Peppa, a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother, George, Mummy Pig, and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. The award-winning animated series for children is popular with families across the globe and is broadcast in over 180 territories and translated into over 40 languages.

Stream Peppa Pig: My First Album: eone.ffm.to/myfirstalbum

Watch the video for Bing Bong Zoo: youtu.be/vJj3Ch79tNs

Peppa Pig: My First Album Tracklisting

1.It’s Peppa Pig

2.Bing Bong Zoo

3.Let’s Get Ready!

4.Expert Daddy Pig

5.Rainbow, Rainbow

6.Super Potato’s Theme

7.Peppa and Friends

8.The Class of Madame Gazelle

9.Festival Fun!

10.Jumping in Muddy Puddles

11.Holidays!

12.Traffic

13.Balloon Ride

14.Busy Miss Rabbit

15.Peppa’s Party Time

16.Peppa’s Lullaby

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

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

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2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE SHORT LIST IS HERE

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2019 Short List. 

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List is:

Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NAT - Le Mal
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Stay Tuned!
Les Louanges - La nuit est une panthère
Haviah Mighty - 13th Floor
PUP - Morbid Stuff
Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public
Shad - A Short Story About A War
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline

“This year's Short List offers a mix of returning Polaris nominees and new voices in a terrific range of genres. As always, thanks to the jury for the care they take to come up with a Short List that represents what’s currently exciting in Canadian music. No matter what your taste, I think you'll find something to love here,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan.

The Short List-nominated albums were revealed live on air on CBC Music’s Polaris Music Prize Short List radio special with host, Raina Douris. One nominated album was revealed every half-hour, with each album receiving expert analysis from CBC guests and Polaris jurors. The CBC Music radio special is available now on demand here.

The 2019 winner will be determined at the Polaris Music Prize Gala. The event, which will be held at The Carlu in Toronto on September 16, will be hosted by Douris and live-streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

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 made the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2019 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between May 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. Eleven people from the larger jury pool are then chosen to serve on the Grand Jury. This Grand Jury convene on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

Past winners of the Prize are: Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

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

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

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

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.  

About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 200 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.

Media Contacts:

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

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

CBC Music
Teaghan Hawke
(416) 205-6863
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca 

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LA COURTE LISTE 2019

TORONTO, ON – Le mardi 16 juillet 2019

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé les 10 albums qui forment la courte liste de 2019. 

Voici la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2019:

Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NAT - Le Mal
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Stay Tuned!
Les Louanges - La nuit est une panthère
Haviah Mighty - 13th Floor
PUP - Morbid Stuff
Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public
Shad - A Short Story About A War
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline

« La courte liste de cette année propose un mélange d’anciens nommés du Polaris et de nouvelles voix, ainsi qu’un incroyable éventail de genres musicaux. Comme toujours, merci au jury d’avoir choisi soigneusement une courte liste qui représente ce qui est actuellement intéressant dans le paysage musical canadien. Peu importe vos goûts, je crois que vous trouverez quelque chose qui vous plaira ici », a dit la représentante du jury Polaris, Katherine Duncan.

Les albums de la courte liste ont été dévoilés tout au long de la journée sur les ondes de CBC Radio lors d’une émission spéciale animée par Raina Douris. Un album était dévoilé à chaque demi-heure, et chaque album a fait l’objet d’une analyse experte par des invités de CBC et des membres du jury du Prix Polaris. Vous pouvez entendre l’émission spéciale de CBC Music sur demande en cliquant ici.

Le gagnant de 2019 sera choisi au gala du Prix de musique Polaris. L’événement, qui aura lieu au Carlu à Toronto le 16 septembre, sera animé par Douris et diffusé en direct mondialement via cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année, jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums. De plus, chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste 2019 recevra 3 000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2019 s’étend du 1er mai 2018 au 31 mai 2019. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala.

Les gagnants antérieurs sont Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

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

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

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

À propos de CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada est le diffuseur public national du Canada. Grâce à notre mandat de renseigner, d’éclairer et de divertir, nous jouons un rôle central pour renforcer la culture canadienne. Nous sommes la source d’information de confiance au pays. Nos nouvelles, affaires publiques et affaires internationales présentent un point de vue typiquement canadien. Notre programmation de divertissement, distinctive et créée par les talents d’ici, rassemble de larges auditoires partout au pays. Profondément enracinée dans les communautés, CBC/Radio-Canada offre des contenus diversifiés en français, en anglais et en huit langues autochtones. Nous demeurons à l’avant-garde du changement pour répondre aux besoins des Canadiens à l’ère numérique. 

À propos de CBC Music 
CBC Music connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique. Disponible sur l’application CBC Music, en ligne, à la radio et des émissions télévisées spéciales tout au long de l’année, CBC Music privilégie les artistes et chansons canadiens. Offrant plus de 200 chaînes de musique en continu gratuites, CBC Music explore tous les genres musicaux avec l’aide de programmateurs et personnalités bien informés. Partenaire des JUNO Awards hébergeant le meilleur de la musique canadienne, découvrez le prochain grand artiste avec CBC Music. Pour plus d’info, visitez le www.cbcmusic.ca

Contacts médias:

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

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

CBC Music 
Teaghan Hawke 
(416) 205-6863 
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca  

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio): polarismusicprize.ca/media
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GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW PROJECT ELLEVATION

NEW VIDEO FOR KINDA LOVE

Toronto, ON – July 15, 2019 – Grammy-Award winner, Elle Varner, is excited to release her highly anticipated new project, ELLEVATION via Entertainment One (eOne). Previously, Elle released singles Loving You Blind and Pour Me featuring Wale, as well as her new single Kinda Love, and released the video for the island vibe-feeling single today. Executive produced by Elle, ELLEVATION features Rapsody, songwriting by Stacy Barth and production from Nascent, Jordan Ware, Jason Avalos, Los Hendrix with vocals produced by Jimmy Varner and mixed by Gordon Williams. ELLEVATION is currently available on all streaming platforms as well as Amazon, Target and Walmart stores.

Elle kicked off the July 4 weekend with a performance of Kinda Love live on Good Morning America to rave reviews (click here to view) and followed up with a performance at the 25th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. She is currently planning a tour for the early fall and will be appearing at the Howard Theater on July 18 in Washington, D.C. and at Sony Hall on July 19. For more information log onto www.ellevarner.com.

TRACKLIST:

1. Coffee On The Roof
2. Pour Me (feat. Wale)
3. 1 to 10
4. Wishing Well (feat. Rapsody)
5. Number One Song
6. Loving U Blind
7. Kinda Love
8. Casanova
9. Be Encouraged

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www.ellevarner.com

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ELECTRIC YOUTH SHARE NEW SINGLE ARAWA

NEW ALBUM MEMORY EMOTION
OUT AUGUST 9 LAST GANG RECORDS


NY RELEASE SHOW AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG ON AUGUST 17

Toronto, ON – July 12, 2019 – Toronto duo, Electric Youth – vocalist, Bronwyn Griffin and multi-instrumentalist Austin Garrick – today shared their new single, ARAWA (short for As Restless As We Are), the second off their forthcoming album, Memory Emotion. In late May, Stereogum premiered the video for lush and cinematic lead single The Life, mixed by Peter Mayes (Empire of the Sun). Memory Emotion, Electric Youth’s first new album in four years, will be released August 9th, 2019 via Last Gang Records.

Since breaking through on the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film, Drive, where their A Real Hero scored pivotal scenes, Electric Youth haven’t slowed down. After releasing their 2014 debut, Innerworldhailed by Rolling Stone as “euphoric, wistful pop”—the Canadian duo spent the subsequent years working on new songs and film scores, in addition to collaborating again with Refn (Good Blood appeared on the companion soundtrack for his 2016 film, The Neon Demon, while their 2017 release, Breathing, an Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From A Lost Film, was released under his album series), as well as Gesaffelstein (Hyperion, Columbia Records) and Oscar-winning composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto (Async Remodels).

Electric Youth’s self-produced Memory Emotion is the yang to the yin of their acclaimed debut: whereas Innerworld had an inward focus and the immersive atmospherics of a headphones album, the new LP looks outward, exploring a wider spectrum of sounds, moods and tempos, resulting in their most dynamic body of work yet.

"Memory Emotion is much more outer-world, an album focused on the external world we live in and the way in which we interact with the world as a result of the emotions attached to our memories. Innerworld was finding that sense of self, developing and establishing a viewpoint, and Memory Emotion is us taking that viewpoint with us out into the world,” explains Garrick. 

In order to get into a more personal, comfortable, and emotionally open headspace, Electric Youth moved their Toronto studio out of the commercial space they used for the past five years, and into their own home. The studio holds the world class recording gear that was used in the making of Memory Emotion: most notably the duo’s Yamaha-CS80 (widely considered the holy grail of synthesizers), their Lexicon 224 (a classic reverb unit used for Bronwyn’s vocals, which can be heard on everything from ethereal voices like Enya, to the atmospheric sound of the Blade Runner soundtrack), and their self-made B48 (a sample-based synthesizer built specifically for the new album, which houses 624 individual samples of Bronwyn's voice and makes its emotive mark on songs such as The Life and Breathless).

Electric Youth will perform next at a NY album release show on August 17 at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. More dates will be announced 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.entertainmentone.com 

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UNDEROATH RELEASE NEW SINGLE LONELINESS

TRACK APPEARS ON THE FORTHCOMING DELUXE EDITION OF ERASE ME  OUT AUGUST 2 ON FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – July 12, 2019 – Today, Underoath – a Grammy-nominated metal group hailing from Tampa Bay, FL – released their newest track, Lonliness, and it is now available through all streaming platforms.

The track will appear on the bands’ forthcoming deluxe edition of Erase Me, out August 2 via Fearless Records. The deluxe version will feature the original album and includes the additional track Another Life, acoustic versions of Wake Me, their cover of Nirvana's, Heart Shaped Box, and a 3TEETH remix of the Grammy-nominated track On My Teeth.

With the first leg of the group’s summer tour in Europe completed, Underoath is now gearing up for their US tour with Korn and Alice in Chains kicking off July 18 in Austin, TX, in addition to dates with The Amity Affliction in Australia. All tour details are listed below.

TOUR DATES:
July 18 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater *
July 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion*
July 23 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre*
July 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*
July 28 – West Pam Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
July 31 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
August 2 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater*
August 3 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion^
August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
August 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center*
August 9 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center^
August 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre*
August 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
August 13 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre*
August 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
August 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*
August 17 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center+
August 20 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
August 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
August 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
August 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center+
August 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre+
August 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre+
August 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion+
September 2 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
September 4 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater+
*with HO99O9
+with FEVER 333
^support TBA

WITH THE AMITY AFFLICTION
September 12 – Sydney Hordern Pavilion, Australia
September 14 – Brisbabe Riverstage, Australia 
September 16 – Melbourne Arena, Australia

About Underoath:Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned On My TeethRapture, Wake Me, and the Top 15 active rock single ihateit, which have cumulatively tallied over 20 million streams in a few months' time. 

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE SHORT LIST TO BE REVEALED TUESDAY, JULY 16 LIVE ON CBC MUSIC’S DRIVE WITH RAINA DOURIS

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, will reveal the 2019 Short List on Tuesday, July 16. New this year, Raina Douris will take listeners through the 10 Short List artists, with a live radio special on CBC Music’s Drive, on July 16, starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. An album and artist will be revealed every half hour, followed by an introduction to the nominated album and interviews with Polaris jurors. Listen to the special broadcast online and follow along at cbcmusic.ca/polaris. For more information on the Short List announcement, click here.

The Polaris Music Prize Short List was voted on by a panel of 199 Canadian jurors. On June 20, the 40 Long Listed albums were announced. The 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner will be revealed at the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 16 at the Carlu in Toronto, and will be live streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2019 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between May 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. Eleven people from the larger jury pool are then chosen to serve on the Grand Jury. This Grand Jury convene on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

Past winners of the Prize are: Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

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

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

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

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.

Media Contacts:

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

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

CBC Music
Teaghan Hawke
(416) 205-6863
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca 

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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AURAS RELEASE MOMENTA MUSIC VIDEO

SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOWS IN OTTAWA AND WATERLOO

NEW SINGLES THE DEMONESS AND MOMENTA

AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM, BINARY GARDEN, OUT TOMORROW

PRE-SAVE/ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – July 11, 2019 – AURAS have released a new music video today for their single, Momenta. Directed by JP Charlebois, this is the first music video to be released from their full length coming out tomorrow. 

“We had a blast filming in Montreal with JP Charlebois," says guitarist Josh Ligaya. "Thank you to Cosmodome for letting us film in their amazing space museum. Please enjoy part 1 of the music video series!”

AURAS has embarked on an extensive tour which will go through the summer in support of their all-new LP. The band hit the road earlier this week on a short run of headline dates before meeting up with Night Verses for ten days. AURAS will then continue for two weeks with Red Handed Denial. All tickets are on sale now.

Binary Garden will be the follow up to Heliospectrum, the debut full-length offering from AURAS. Heliospectrum was the inevitable culmination of years spent perfecting their sonic brew in basements, clubs, and rehearsals, honing a mix of unrelenting heaviness, complex riffs, and melodic ambiance.

As New Noise raved in their four-star review, “AURAS specializes in chaotic intensity married with passages of staggering beauty (and nice melodic touches strewn about).” Canada’s Exclaim! observed, “Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, AURAS are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own.” Metal Injection’s Nick Abela even included the album on his list of the Top 15 Albums of 2016.

Ottawa native, Dean Hadjichristou (Parkway Drive, Protest The Hero, The Kindred), recorded Binary Garden, which was mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Counterparts, Structures). Nick Sampson (Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Born Of Osiris) aided in preproduction as AURAS endeavored to crystallize their ambitious ideas.

Binary Garden saw the band members challenging themselves like never before, from the writing stage through the production process. They shook off preconceived notions and embraced a cleaner singing and simpler structure without sacrificing their signature sound. The end result features more atmospherics alongside a bigger feel. 

AURAS continue to throw new curveballs, pulverizing through tight musical corners with precision, filling their songs with rhythmic twitches and warped riffs that beckon listeners down a new rabbit hole with each rewarding repeated listening. It’s all imbued with a deep sense of connection to the audience and an emphasis on communication. 

AURAS shouldn’t just be listened to. This is music that simply must be experienced. Full album and 2019 tour details can be found below.

TRACK LIST:

1. Momenta

2. Pseudo Intellect

3. Erode

4. Another Place

5. Whiteout

6. Disenchant

7. The Last Canary

8. The Demoness

9. Essence

10. Abyss

AURAS is:
Josh Ligaya - Guitar/Vocals // Aaron Hallman - Guitar
Nathan Bulla - Drums // Eric Almeida – Vocals

Pre-order Binary Garden: ffm.to/binarygarden

TOUR DATES:

July 11 - Hobart, IN @ The Art Theater

July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

July 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Eclipse

July 16 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 18 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

July 19 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse @ El Corazon

July 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin

July 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

July 25 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
July 27 - El Paso, TX @ TBD

July 28 - Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

July 29 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

July 30 - Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

August 1 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

August 2 - Margate, FL @ OMalley's

August 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub

August 7 - Norfolk, VA @ Charlie's American Cafe

August 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

August 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

September 21 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts and Events

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BON IVER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM i,i OUT AUGUST 30 ON JAGJAGUWAR

TWO NEW SONGS AVALIABLE NOW:
JELMORE AND FAITH

Toronto, ON – July 11, 2019 – On August 30th, Bon Iver will release their fourth album, i,i, on Jajaguwar. Recorded at Sonic Ranch in West Texas, and April Base in Wisconsin, the 13 new songs on i,i complete a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, fall arrives early with i,i. Two songs and lyric videos from i,i – Hey, Ma and U (Man Like) – were released in June, with two more – Jelmore and Faith – out today. Pre-order the album here.

“It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete,” says Bon Iver’s, Justin Vernon. “It feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work.”

The core band for the i,i sessions included Sean Carey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, and Justin Vernon with Rob Moose and Jenn Wasner, plus contributions from James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Channy Leaneagh, Naeem, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, and many others.

When sessions for i,i moved from April Base to Sonic Ranch, Bon Iver took full advantage of the facility, sometimes utilizing all five of the studio’s live rooms simultaneously.

“It allowed us to feel confident and comfortable, to be completely free of distraction,” says Vernon of the move. “I don’t think I left the property in six weeks. And in many ways the story of the album is the story of those six weeks rather than the almost six years of some of the songs.”

The tenure at Sonic Ranch brought Vernon to a calmed creative state that he channeled into the heart of each song. Freed from the vocal distortion that once mirrored a period of fear and panic, he sings about the balance between the individual and the community, inspiration and creation.  Vernon adds, “The title of the record can mean whatever it means to you or me. It can mean deciphering and bolstering one’s identity. It can be how important the self is and how unimportant the self is, how we’re all connected.”

Following the release of i,i, Bon Iver will tour North America in September and October, playing their largest venues to date. See a list of full dates below.

i,i TRACK LIST
1. Yi
2. iMi
3. We
4. Holyfields,
5. Hey, Ma
6. U (Man Like)
7. Naeem
8. Jelmore
9. Faith
10. Marion
11. Salem
12. Sh’Diah
13. RABi

Bon Iver
Sean Carey
Drum, Piano, Voice
Andrew Fitzpatrick
Synthesis, Guitar
Michael Lewis
Bass Guitar, Synths, Saxophone
Matt McCaughan
Drum, Synthesis
Justin Vernon
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synths, Voice
feat. Rob Moose
Violin, Viola, Octave Viola, Piano, String, All Worm Crew
Arrangements
feat. Jenn Wasner
Guitar, Synths, Voice

Jelmore
Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, BJ Burton, Buddy Ross
Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, BJ Burton
Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina
Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch
Additional Musicians:
Buddy Ross - Messina
Trever Hagen - Prepared Trumpet f.
Brad Cook - Folktek Modified Omnichord
Writers: Justin Vernon, Buddy Ross 

Video:
Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Featuring: Alexis Staley (TU Dance)

Faith
Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, BJ Burton
Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, BJ Burton
Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina
Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch
Additional Musicians:
Francis Starlite - Buchala
BJ Burton - TR-8
Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Bryce Dessner - Choral
Camilla Staveley-Taylor - Dist Vocals
Jenn Wasner - Choral
Sad Sax of Shit - Saxophones
Zach Hanson - Keyboards
Buddy Ross - Keyboards
Aaron Dessner - Piano
Joe Westerlund - Shaker
Rob Moose - Violin, Viola, Octave Viola, String Arrangement, Worm Crew Arrangement, Conductor
Worm Crew
- Horns
Eric Carlson, Aaron Anderson, Brad Cook, Graham Tolbert, El Jerry,
Chris Messina - Losers
Writers: Justin Vernon, Camilla Staveley-Taylor, BJ Burton,
Francis Starlite

Video:
Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Featuring: Randall Riley & Taylor Collier (TU Dance)

BON IVER TOUR DATES
7/11 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
7/13 - Oeiras, PT - NOS Alive
7/16 - Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourvière
7/17 - Verona, IT - Castello Scaligero, Villafranca di Verona
7/19 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
7/21 - Gräfenhainichen, DE - Melt Festival
8/31 - Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater*
9/2 - Vail, CO - Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater∞
9/3 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre∞
9/4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center∞
9/6 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre∞
9/7 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum∞
9/10 - Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds∞
9/12 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center∞
9/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum∞
10/3 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center†
10/4 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena†
10/6 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena†
10/8 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center†
10/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center†
10/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center‡
10/15 - Boston, MA - TD Garden†
10/17 - Washington, DC - The Anthem†
10/19 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena†
*w/ Indigo Girls
∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten
† w/ Feist
‡ w/ Yo La Tengo

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COMMON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LET LOVE ON AUGUST 30

SHARES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO HERCULES FEATURING SWIZZ BEATZ

KICKS OFF LET LOVE TOUR WITH STOPS IN VANCOUVER ON JULY 16 AND TORONTO ON AUGUST 7

Toronto, ON – July 11, 2019 – GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper Common will release his new album Let Love on August 30, his debut for Loma Vista Recordings Pre-order it here.

In tandem with this announcement, he shared his latest single and music video entitled, Hercules [feat. Swizz Beatz]. On the track, he serves up his sharp signature wordplay between soulful backing vocals from Swizz Beatz. Meanwhile, the music video, directed by Carrick [Weezer], sees Common thwart a convenience store robbery caught on surveillance camera—in between rapping into his iPhone. Vince Staples makes a cameo as the cashier. Watch the action unfold here.

Hercules follows on the heels of the recent single, HER Love, featuring Daniel Caesar, special guest Dwele, and an unreleased beat from J Dilla. Not only did the song amass over 1 million cumulative streams and 339K views on the Savanah Leaf-directed music video within a week, but it also received widespread critical acclaim, with VIBE calling the song “a State of the Rap Union as he addresses the rise and expansion of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years.” Rolling Stone added that it was "Common's homage to hip-hop" and OkayPlayer professed that it's "his most impactful body of work yet."

About the album, he shared, “This album is inspired by the book, Let Love Have The Last Word,  which gave me a path to write about things I had never written about before. It forced me to go deeper and because I opened up about so many things in the book, I was charged to go to raw, personal and spiritual places in the music. Production-wise, I knew that the music had to have depth, soul and dimension to it. I wanted the musicianship and the spirit of what live music brings but it also had to have something raw and basement about it. When my team said, ‘You should do some music revolving around the book’, I just took that energy and went running into my artistry without focusing on anything else. No movies, no commercials, no parties (well, I don’t do that too much anyway) and I just worked on music. So this album is the culmination of this journey, this passion and this Divine Love that I have for one of GOD's greatest gifts - MUSIC.”

Additionally, Common will kick off his Let Love Tour, which starts in Denver, Colorado at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom tonight and continues through marquee venues in the US and Canada, with stops in Vancouver and Toronto, before touring Europe for the first time since 2014. Special guests include Nicole Bus, from July 11 to July 26, and Maimouna Youssef, aka Mumu Fresh, from August 7 to August 29. Each pair of tickets on the second leg of tour dates will come with new music—details to be emailed to ticket holders.

Get tickets here, and be on the lookout for more soon. The official digital and CD release date is August 30, 2019, with vinyl to follow on October 11, 2019.

LET LOVE TRACKLIST:
1. Good Morning Love feat. Samora Pinderhughes
2. HER Love feat. Daniel Caesar w/special guest Dwele
3. Dwele's Interlude
4. Hercules feat. Swizz Beatz
5. Fifth Story feat. Leikeli47
6. Forever Your Love feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
7. Leaders (Crib Love) feat. A-Trak
8. Memories of Home feat. BJ The Chicago Kid and Samora Pinderhughes
9. Show Me That You Love feat. Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes
10. My Fancy Free Future Love
11. God Is Love feat. Leon Bridges and Jonathan McReynolds

TOUR DATES:
July 11 - Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

July 12 - Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center

July 13 - Garden City, Idaho – Revolution Concert House

July 14 - Seattle, WA – The Moore

July 16 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

July 17 - Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield

July 18 - Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

July 20 - Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center

July 21 - Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

July 24 - Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

July 26 - Newport Beach, CA – The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

August 7 - Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

August 8 - Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

August 9 - Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

August 10 - Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

August 11 - McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater

August 14 - Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

August 15 - Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre

August 16 - Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

August 20 - Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

August 21 - Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium

August 22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

August 23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater

August 27 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater*

August 28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

August 29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

September 7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

September 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

September 10 - London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

September 12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

September 14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

September 15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

September 16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

September 18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

September 19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

WATCH – HERCULES: found.ee/Common_HerculesVideo

WATCH – HER Love: fanlink.to/bRTg

ABOUT COMMON:
Common is an artist, actor, activist and, most recently, a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his latest memoir, Let Love Have The Last Word. With a storied career spanning three decades, his work has been recognized with numerous GRAMMY® Awards, an Emmy® Award, as well as a Golden Globe® and an Academy® Award for the song, Glory, which he co-wrote and performed with John Legend. He recently finished work on a new album that is slated for release later this year.
 

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SERENA RYDER AND PANDYAMONIUM MANAGEMENT LAUNCH NEW CO-WORK SPACE ARTHAUS

Toronto, ON – July 11, 219 – Multi-platinum singer songwriter, Serena Ryder and Pandyamonium Management proudly announce the launch of ArtHaus, a multi-purpose creative working space where professionals and artists in the industry can collaborate and connect. With a passion for art and community, ArtHaus aims to cultivate a working network of creatives.

“We moved into this building together in the west end of Toronto,” explains Ryder while chatting with the Globe and Mail. “To bring as many artists — painters, storytellers, musicians — into a space where they can create with people who’ve been doing it a long time that can give them short cuts around the bullshit. I can’t wait to see everybody flourish.” 

The custom-built facility, located in Toronto, enables creatives of different mediums to exercise their craft. The versatile space, initially built as a recording studio, has been used to record podcasts, rehearse, shoot professional-level videos and photos, exhibit art, host meetings and seminars, and more.              

To date, ArtHaus facilities have been used by producers and engineers (DNNY PHNTM, Mike Sonier, Matthew Angus, Matt Bailey, Will Crann), videographers and photographers (Mark Klassen, Anthony Menecola, Danny Williams), esteemed companies (Atlantic Records, Kingsway Music, Universal Music Canada, DM2 Management, The Field), influencers (Tynomi Banks, @OwenTheGriff),  visual artists (Leia Bryans, Raven Shields, Michelle Shook, Jessie Bloomfield), and recording artists (Lil Berete, Ria Mae, Nue, Ruby Waters, The Elwins, Basil Phoenix, Adrian Sutherland, Simon Ward of The Strumbellas, Brad Kilpatrick, The Trews, Sam Cash), including Serena Ryder herself. Ryder shot the video for Christmas Kisses, the title track of her critically acclaimed Christmas album, inside of ArtHaus. Rolling Stone listed the album as the Number 5 Best New Christmas Album of the Year.

With songwriting camps, recording sessions and other activations underway, ArtHaus is planning to host a special event of its own. ArtHaus will open its doors for the first time on September 12, 2019 (save the date) for an invite-only showcase, inviting the arts industry to experience artists within their network and explore the facility.

Toronto-based vocal powerhouse Serena Ryder is an artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike, in part due to her raw and earnest songwriting, and beautifully electric live performances. She has received numerous accolades, including six prestigious JUNO Awards, a MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rock Video for Stompa, and a Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music – Original Song.  Prior to her chart-smashing album, Harmony (2013), she also enjoyed success with previous releases, If Your Memory Serves You Well (2007), and Is it O.K. (2009), achieving Gold-selling status. In 2012, her single, Weak In The Knees also achieved Gold Certification.

Pandyamonium Management is stomping grounds to Sandy Pandya, the recent recipient of the 2019 MMF Honour Roll Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements and excellence in Canadian and international artist management. In 2018, she received the Brian Chater Industry Award presented by CIMA. Pandya paved her own lane in the Canadian music industry, cementing herself as a leader and advancing the careers of the artists she represents. Her passion for music and inability to accept the word “no” supported her affinity for championing underdogs, which afforded her a career spanning over 20 years and counting.

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Stay connected:
Website: www.arthausmusic.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/welcometoarthaus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometoarthaus

 

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WAGE WAR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PRESSURE

OUT AUGUST 30 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – July 9, 2019 – Florida's Wage War will release their third album, Pressure, on August 30 via Fearless Records. The album is the follow up to 2017's well-received, Deadweight, and is available for pre-order here.

The band has also debuted the video for album opener, Who I Am. Watch and listen here.

"We've spent countless hours, days, and months over the first half of this year perfecting every detail of this album, and it's been so hard to keep under wraps. We are glad it's finally here," the band says. "We pushed every boundary we could think of to make this record. Picking songs to release ahead of an album is always a difficult task but we chose Who I Am to be the frontrunner. It's 'Wage War on 11.' Lyrically, the song dives into the reality of the people who inevitably look down on you or talk down to the things you invest yourself in or who you try to be. We sometimes forget that we're all human beings and we all feel and hurt." 

About the album, its poignant title, and the concept of pressure, the band states, "Anytime you go into make a record, there's pressure. What you in that studio with those people affects the next however many years of your career and if you play your cards right, it can change your life. It really felt like a make or break situation. The 'Pressure' to make the perfect Wage War album, one that harvests what people have come to love about our band yet still grow and explore new territory and push ourselves harder than ever before. 

"However, that's not the only pressure this album talks about. There are songs on the album that deal with mental health, and the pressure to act 'ok' even when things aren't. There are songs on the album that speaking of not succumbing to pressure and being just another face in the crowd, but more so making a change in yourself and the world around you. Being in a band, making music, playing shows in one way or another all comes with a Pressure and how you deal with it is what determines who you are. This record is our response."

PRESSURE TRACK LISTING:
1.Who I Am
2.Prison
3.Grave
4.Ghost
5.Me Against Myself
6.Hurt
7.Low
8.The Line
9.Fury
10.Forget My Name
11.Take the Fight
12.Will We Ever Learn

On Tour In 2020
January 7 - Bristol The Fleece, UK
January 8 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
January 10 - Manchester Rebellion, UK
January 11 - Dublin Academy Green Room, Eire
January 12 - Glasgow G2, UK
January 13 - Newcastle Think Tank, UK
January 15 - Leeds Key Club, UK
January 16 -  Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
January 17 - London O2 Islington Academy, UK
January 18 - Southampton The Loft, UK
January 20 - Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
January 21 - Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
January 23 - Cologne Gloria, Germany
January 24 - Hamburg Knust, Germany
January 26 - Munch Technikum, Germany
January 27 - Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
January 28 - Antwerp Trix, Belgium

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE THE OG FEATURING BLACK BEAR

CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR SUMMER RELEASED

Toronto, ON – July 8, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Canadian DJ duo, A Tribe Called Red, drop their newest single, The OG, featuring frequent collaborators, Black Bear – a group of Pow Wow singers and drum group hailing from Manawan, Quebec, who appeared on earlier hit tracks, Stadium Pow Wow, R.E.D. and Indian City.  The OG is a celebration of Cree Lawmaker, Romeo Saganash’s, speech inside the House of Commons last September, surrounding the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Indigenous rights. Tribe was inspired by his words and the track opens with a line of Saganash’s speech, accompanied by a drum line, setting the tone for the remainder of the song. Listen to The OG here.

It would be impossible to overstate the impact that Romeo Saganash’s words had on the Indigenous world and on us personally. We feel that the stand he took that day in parliament needs to be remembered, memorialized and commemorated. This is a celebration of that moment. Romeo, the Halluci Nation salutes you,” Tribe’s Bear Witness explains.

Tribe’s latest album, We Are The Halluci Nation, was released in 2016 to world-wide critical acclaim. The record earned the group a spot on the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List, a JUNO win at the 2017 Awards for Producer of the Year, and a 2018 JUNO Award for Group of the Year. We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity.

A Tribe Called Red is touring throughout the summer, with Canadian dates across the country. Full details can be found below, and keep an eye out for more to come news on the group through 2019.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

07/12: Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede

07/13: Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
07/17: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
07/19: Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07/21: Portland, Oregon - Wonder Ballroom
07/22: Spokane, WA - Lucky You Lounge
07/25: Edmonton, AB - K Days 
07/27: Squamish, BC - Squamish Constellation Festival
08/09: Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
08/11: Salmo, BC - Shambhala Music Festival
08/17: Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Fest
08/18: Elora, ON - Canada Riverfest Elora
08/21: Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom
08/30: Quebec City, QC - Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale
08/31: Montreal, QC - Mile Ex End 2019
09/01: Toronto, ON - CNE

09/13: Brooklyn, NY - Open Air
09/14: Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
09/28: Washington, DC - The Kennedy Center
11/02: Copenhagen, DE - Alice PH
11/04: Berlin, DE - Lido Berlin
11/06: Munich, DE - Kranhalle Feierwerk

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MULTI-PLATINUM GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER BRANDY IS BACK!

BRANDY AND DANIEL CAESAR’S LOVE AGAIN OUT NOW

NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM SLATED FOR FALL 2019

ESSENCE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND

Toronto, ON – July 5, 2019 – Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer, songwriter and actress, Brandy, returns with a brand-new powerhouse single. Brandy and Daniel Caesar’s Love Again is available today as a standalone single on Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One on all digital platforms. The track is also featured on Caesar’s new album, CASE STUDY 01, released last Friday, June 28. Love Again has already received over 5.3 million streams. Listen to Love Again here.

Love Again has a smoky beat, enhanced by swells of guitar and keys and was produced by Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett. Featuring Brandy’s undeniable airy vocals on cascading riffs and Daniel’s new age soul vocals, the two lock into a heavenly and hypnotic harmony.

Brandy is currently in the studio, completing her forthcoming album, to be released via Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One (eOne) and fans can expect new music to follow this summer.

Brandy says, “I’m very excited to return with new music, and to release this single with Daniel. I’m working on my new album, and can’t wait to release it later this year. I’m thankful for God’s blessings and for the support of my fans!”

In addition, Brandy will perform tonight at this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Since emerging with her 3x-platinum self-titled debut album in 1994 (released when Brandy was only 15-years-old), this trail-blazing pioneer has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is ranked one of the best-selling female artists in American music history by the RIAA, having sold over 11 million albums in the United States. During her reign she recorded five albums: In 1998 - Never Say Never, 2002 - Full Moon, 2004 - Afrodisiac, 2008 – Human, and 2012 - Two Eleven. Brandy has also earned scores of awards, including a Grammy, an AMA, two Soul Train Music Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, three Billboard Awards, four MTV Awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and three BMI Awards.

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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; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

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

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GRAYSCALE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM NELLA VITA SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE IN VIOLET

ON TOUR WITH REAL FRIENDS IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

Toronto, ON – July 2, 2019 – Grayscale have announced that their new album, Nella Vita, will be released via Fearless Records on September 6, 2019. The announcement is accompanied by the release of a new single from the record in the form of In Violet.  The track underscores what could be a morbid theme with lush keys, a sweeping riff, a horn section, and an ultimately life-affirming hook, “Bury me in violet…leave this wonderful place,” says vocalist, Collin Walsh, continues “When I die, I want people to celebrate my life and enjoy each other’s togetherness, rather than mourn my death in a miserable way. I’ve dealt with a lot of loss and long episodes of grief the past couple years, and it made me realize how much it can wear on you. When I go, I want everyone to celebrate, sing, laugh, and dress in violet.”

Under a heavy influence of everything from 90s rock to funk, as well as a rotation of modern hip-hop and R&B, Grayscale dove headfirst into writing Nella Vita and at the top of 2019, the guys traded their hometown of Philadelphia for Austin, TX, holing up in the Machine Shop alongside producer, MACHINE [Lamb of God, As It Is, Armor For Sleep, Four Year Strong]. The resulting collection of tracks is one that sees the band chronicling life, its many facets, and its many complications, as they themselves have experienced.

In Violet follows the bittersweet first single from the album - Painkiller Weather - a story about being in love with someone who is unable to free themselves from their vice. Throughout Nella Vita, the quintet explore themes of sex, drugs, death, despair and everything that embodies life, through a lens that, though far from rose-tinted, finds a lot of positivity in surviving the darkest of experiences. The title of the record itself – Nella Vita – and its 12 tracks are a veritable journey that’s both pensive and cathartic. Grayscale manage to bring out the light in the dark and much of the album taps a pop sensibility that will have you singing along and empathising with the lyrics in no time. 

“It’s really personal,” explains Walsh, when speaking about Nella Vita. “The music provokes a lot of visuals, because it’s very conversational, real, and romantic. I suppose that’s just how I write. The songs capture the spectrum of emotions that you experience in life and real experiences like love, sex, being a teenager, addiction, pain, joy, grief, death, and everything. Life isn’t just one thing; neither is music. We’re a rock band, but we want people to dance, laugh, cry, and have fun.”

Nella Vita Tracklisting:
1.Just Right
2.Baby Blue
3.In Violet
4.YOUNG
5.Twilight (My Heaven)
6.Old Friends
7.Painkiller Weather
8.What’s On Your Mind
9.Asbury
10.Desert Queen
11.In My Arms
12.Tommy’s Song 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 17 – BRISTOL  - Thekla
October 18 - LONDON - Electric Ballroom
October 20 - BIRMINGHAM - Academy 2
October 21 - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms
October 22 - LEEDS - Stylus
October 23 - GLASGOW-  King Tuts
October 25 - MANCHESTER - Club Academy
October 26 - SOUTHAMPTON - The Loft
October 28 - HAMBURG - Headcrash
October 29 - LEIPZIG - Moritzbastei
October 31 - MUNICH - Feierwerk 
November 1 - COLOGNE - Club Volta
November 2 - BRUSSELS - AB Club
November 3 - EINDHOVEN - Dynamo

GRAYSCALE is:
Collin Walsh [vocals] | Dallas Molster [guitar, vocals] | Andrew Kyne [guitar] | Nick Ventimiglia [bass] | Nick Veno [drums]

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BRYANT MYERS TEAMS UP WITH ALEX ROSE TO UNLEASH THEIR NEW TRACK BANDOLERA

Toronto, ON – June 28, 2019 – The indomitable, reggaeton, Latin trap singer-songwriter Bryant Myers is back with yet another Hot Latin Song chart contender, BANDOLERA, alongside Alex Rose (La Commission/eOne). Myers is still on a high from the breakout success of his summer hit, Tanta Falta (Remix) , with its tropical cadences and pitch-perfect Nick Jam assist. That collaboration propelled the video to over 200 million views, and Myers is planning to do the same with this latest seductive collaboration with Alex Rose and BANDOLERA.

The song's good girl gone bad narrative is equipped with a hypnotic bassline.  From Alex Rose's smooth opener to Bryant Myers' lusty verses, the song is bound to be celebrated throughout the Caribbean and beyond. 

"This endeavor will bring my fans many surprises. I cannot express how grateful I am to be at this new stage in my life," said Bryant Myers.

 

Bryant Myers continues to take urban music to new levels, and forge his own path through mainstream barriers.  

 

Dates have been confirmed for Myers' European Tour 2019, kicking off on June 5th in Valladolio, Spain and wrapping up on July 28th in RBF Santander, Spain.

BANDOLERA is available on all digital platforms now!
 

Upcoming Bryant Myers European Tour Dates:
July 5 Valladolio, Spain
July 6 Girona, Spain
July La Pineda, Spain
July 11 Madrid, Spain
July 12 Estepona, Spain
July 13 RBF Benidorm, Spain
July 14 Punto Umbria, Spain
July 18 Rome, Italy
July 20 RBF Mallorca, Spain
July 21 RBF Mallorca, Spain
July 25 Milan, Italy
July 26 Gandia, Spain
July 27 RBF Barcelona, Spain 
July 28 RBF Santander, Spain

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PUNK GOES SERIES RETURNS WITH PUNK GOES ACOUSTIC, VOL. 3

LATEST EDITION OF ICONIC SERIES DROPS JULY 26

LISTEN TO TRACKS FROM
TAKING BACK SUNDAY + SET IT OFF

Toronto, ON – June 28, 2019 – It's back! Punk Goes, the compilation series you loved during the '00s and during the Myspace heyday, has made its triumphant return. The latest edition, Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3, arrives on July 26 via Fearless Records. Check out the stripped-down version of Taking Back Sunday's A Decade Under the Influence and Set It Off's Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and be sure and throw the Punk Goes Myspace page a friend request.

Launched in 2000, the Punk Goes series embodies each ebb and flow of popular culture for nearly 20 years — with a twist. As such, the Fearless Records staple holds the distinction of being "the top-selling compilation in the alternative genre," tallying cumulative album sales in excess of 2.5 million and nearly a-quarter-of-a-billion streams to date.

Its 18 volumes encompass Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 1-7, Punk Goes Classic Rock, Punk Goes 80s, Punk Goes 90s, Vol. 1-2, Punk Goes X, Punk Goes Crunk, Punk Goes Acoustic Vol, 1-2, and Punk Goes Christmas.

The catalog boasts exclusive contributions by multi-platinum award-winning talent, ranging from A Day To Remember, All-American Rejects, and Rise Against, to Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, and Asking Alexandria. Not to mention, the legacy includes multiple Top 20 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 as well as Top 5 entries on the Top Independent Albums Chart, Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart. It served as a game-changer for many acts including Tonight Alive, A Skylit Drive, and Juliet Simms housing their "most-streamed" songs.

Now of legal voting age, Punk Goes reintroduces itself in 2019 by way of Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3. The 19th installment welcomes acoustic contributions from the likes of Mayday Parade, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, Set It Off, Grayscale, Circa Survive, and more. This time around, an A-list roster delivers stripped-down interpretations of fan favorites as well as a few surprises. As the latest volume showcases another side of heavy music, alternative, and punk royalty, it also boldly extends the legacy of Punk Goes.

PUNK GOES ACOUSTIC, VOL 3. TRACK LISTING:
1. Dance Gavin Dance — Story Of My Bros
2. Circa Survive — Act Appalled
3. Taking Back Sunday — A Decade Under The Influence
4. Dashboard Confessional — Screaming Infidelities
5. Mayday Parade — Take This To Heart
6. Movements — Colorblind
7. Underoath — A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White
8. Don Broco — Come Out To LA
9. Set It Off — Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
10. As It Is — Okay
11. Grayscale — Atlantic
12. The Almost — Hand Grenade

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MOON TAXI RELEASES NEW SINGLE RESTLESS VIA RCA RECORDS

LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE

Toronto, ON – June 28, 2019 – Nashville’s own alt-rock-five-piece band, Moon Taxi, today releases their brand new single, Restless, via RCA Records.  Listen here. Restless follows the band’s latest tracks, Now’s the Timeand This World, released this spring.

Spencer Thomson of Moon Taxi explains, “The song Restless was inspired by the innovative spirit of trailblazers like Steve Jobs. When we wrote Restless’ we wanted to create a song that paid homage to that spirit of invention. These pioneers didn’t settle for the status quo and were able to see the world from a different view. So often they started from humble beginnings, starting out in garages or out of someone’s house, not unlike a lot of rock ‘n roll bands and artists.  We tried to have the track capture a mix of that punk rock energy mixed with futuristic sounding elements.  We’re excited to have Restless out in the world.”

Known for their critically-acclaimed live shows, the band is currently on the summer festival circuit performing at The Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, The Moon River Music Festival in Chattanooga, and more. Check out their upcoming show schedule here.

Moon Taxi released their fifth studio album, and first for RCA, entitled, Let The Record Play, last year, featuring their breakthrough single, Two High. Two High propelled the band to new heights, with over 121 million streams on Spotify to date, surpassing three million video views (lyric + official), enjoying heavy rotation play on multiple SiriusXM stations, topping the AAA radio chart and charting Top 10 at Alternative Radio in the US (Top 20 at Alternative Radio in Canada, and certified GOLD). Two High encourages listeners to keep looking for a positive way forward – from their own internal battles, to the ones challenging the world at large. The band performed their smash hit single on the Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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

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

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

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AURAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE THE DEMONESS

SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOW IN OTTAWA ON AUGUST 10

NEW SINGLE MOMENTA AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM BINARY GARDEN OUT JULY 12, 2019
 

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – June 27, 2019 – AURAS have released The Demoness today, another new track from their forthcoming LP, Binary Garden, due out next month. The Demoness is the second track released by the band over the last few weeks in anticipation of the new LP.  Listen to The Demoness and pre-order Binary Garden here.

“The Demoness is one of the heavier songs off of Binary Garden,” says guitarist, Josh Ligaya. “The lyrics were written with a fictional sci-fi approach where I talk about Mother Nature letting go of herself as a person would. She’s tired of being mistreated by people and decides to stop taking care of herself; along with everyone who lives with her (human beings). Her toxic lifestyle of metaphorical substance abuse eventually leads to destroying humanity as a result.”

AURAS will embark on a large batch of tour dates this summer in support of their all-new LP coming out next month. The band will hit the road in July on a short run of headline dates before meeting up with NIGHT VERSES for ten days. AURAS will then continue for two weeks with RED HANDED DENIAL. All tickets are on sale now.

 

Binary Garden will be the follow up to Heliospectrum, the debut full-length offering from AURAS. Heliospectrum was the inevitable culmination of years spent perfecting their sonic brew in basements, clubs, and rehearsals, honing a mix of unrelenting heaviness, complex riffs, and melodic ambiance.

As New Noise raved in their four-star review, “AURAS specializes in chaotic intensity married with passages of staggering beauty (and nice melodic touches strewn about).” Exclaim! observed, “Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, AURAS are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own.” Metal Injection’s Nick Abela even included the album on his list of the Top 15 Albums of 2016.

Ottawa native, Dean Hadjichristou (Parkway Drive, Protest The Hero, The Kindred), recorded Binary Garden, which was mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Counterparts, Structures). Nick Sampson (Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Born Of Osiris) aided in preproduction as AURAS endeavored to crystallize their ambitious ideas.

Binary Garden saw the band members challenging themselves like never before, from the writing stage through the production process. They shook off preconceived notions and embraced a more “clean” singing and simpler structure without sacrificing their signature sound. The end result features more atmospherics alongside a bigger “feel.”

AURAS continue to throw new curveballs, pulverizing through tight musical corners with precision, filling their songs with rhythmic twitches and warped riffs that beckon listeners down a new rabbit hole with each rewarding repeated listening. It’s all imbued with a deep sense of connection to the audience and an emphasis on communication. 

AURAS shouldn’t just be listened to. This is music that simply must be experienced.

AURAS is:
Josh Ligaya - Guitar/Vocals // Aaron Hallman - Guitar
Nathan Bulla - Drums // Eric Almeida – Vocals

Pre-order Binary Garden: ffm.to/binarygarden

TOUR DATES:

July 10 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

July 11 - Hobart, IN @ The Art Theater

July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

July 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Eclipse

July 16 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen

July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 18 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

July 19 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse

July 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin

July 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

July 25 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
July 27 - El Paso, TX @ TBD

July 28 - Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

July 29 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

July 30 - Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

August 1 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

August 2 - Margate, FL @ OMalley's

August 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub

August 7 - Norfolk, VA @ Charlie's American Cafe

August 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

August 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

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THE BUILDING UNVEILS PETRA

ACCLAIMED MUSICIAN ANTHONY LAMARCA
AKA THE BUILDING ANNOUNCES EXTRAORDINARY NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 11 VIA CONCORD RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE, PURIFIER AVAILABLE NOW - LISTEN HERE

MUSIC VIDEO STREAMING ON YOUTUBE - WATCH HERE

HEADLINING TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER 2 IN YOUNGSTOWN, OH WITH STOP IN VANCOUVER ON NOVEMBER 8

Toronto, ON – June 26, 2019 – The Building has announced the release of a remarkable and intimate new album. PETRA arrives October 11, 2019 via Concord Records.

PETRA is preceded by today’s release of the album’s stark first single, Purifier, available for streaming and download here; the track is joined by a powerfully direct and blunt companion video, streaming now via The Building’s official YouTube channel here.

PETRA was written, produced, and performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter, Anthony LaMarca, also known for his role as guitarist in The War On Drugs. Like so many Midwestern musicians before him, LaMarca left his beloved hometown of Youngstown, OH for Brooklyn but returned in 2014 and began work as The Building, often joined by his brother Angelo (guitar) and wife Megan (cello) on a series of EPs and albums – including 2018’s acclaimed RECONCILIATION – released via Peppermint Records. 

 

PETRA – which shares its name with the LaMarcas’ beloved German Shepherd – is a bare-boned, often brutally blunt, new work from a gifted musician-songwriter forced by fate to confront life’s hardest truths and consequences. LaMarca had just begun recording at Youngstown’s Peppermint Productions – a vintage studio facility best known for producing everything from polka superstar, Frank Yankovic, to the Judge Judy theme song – when a spell of intense back pain led to his being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Originally, LaMarca was diagnosed in the middle of making Reconciliation. He immediately started treatment, which brought the disease into complete remission.  His disease relapsed last year while in the middle of making PETRA. The experience inspired a second meaning to the album’s title, the acronym P-E-T-R-A, or Peace’s Eternal Truth Renews All. Moreover, LaMarca’s physical struggle has resulted in the most powerful work of The Building’s still-growing canon, a vivid series of deeply personal songs such as Purifer, and the LP-opening Transformed, made even more impactful through strikingly simple arrangements and raw, heartfelt performance.

 

He spent his time at the treatment center with headphones on editing and mixing the recordings. “Imagine me listening to these recordings,” LaMarca says. “IV needle in the top of my hand. Headphones blaring. I always sit by the window. It’s beautiful out. Just a window away. Outside. Free. Not in there. Not with the needle. But out in the woods with my dog, with the tree that I like, that makes such a calming sound when the wind blows, and its leaves sort of sparkle too. That’s part of how this album was made. It seems dramatic or maybe tragic, but it’s not. Or more importantly, I don’t see it that way and I don’t intend for the music to be heard that way. It’s just the truth of what was happening in my life while I was recording these songs.”

 

The Building will introduce the world to PETRA on a headline tour, with live dates set to begin November 2 at Westside Bowl in Youngstown.

 

TRACK LIST

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2.All Things New5.Life Half Lived

6.When I Think Of You

7.Never Understand

8.Never Was Alone

9.Peace’s Eternal Truth Reveals All

 

TOUR DATES:

November 2 - Youngstown, OH@ Westside Bowl

November 3 - Chicago, IL@ Sleeping Village

November 4 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

November 7 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

November 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

November 9 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

November 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord

November 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

November 13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

November 15 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links

November 16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

November 17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

November 19 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

November 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

November 22 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

November 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

November 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Zone One)

 

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SET IT OFF RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR TRACK HOURGLASS

NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT
OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – June 25, 2019 – Set It Off have dropped a hypnotic new video for fan-favourite track, Hourglass. Taken from the band’s new album, Midnight, released earlier this year, the video is available to watch here.

Midnight was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs), with additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry), and is out now.

The video follows on from a previously announced UK and EU headline tour. These shows see the band taking in 11 countries including their biggest London headliner to date at Heaven.  The band sold out their most recent tour on every date earlier this year in April.

Speaking on the tour announcement frontman Cody Carson said “We are beyond excited to announce that we are ALREADY coming back to the UK/Europe only six months after our last visit! We told you we wouldn’t keep you waiting and we kept our word! Don’t forget! The entire last tour sold out before it even started last time so do not delay! Get your tickets at setitoffband.com before they run out!”

Set It Off are known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses. The end result is an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Set It Off, who originated in Clearwater, Florida but are now L.A.-based, command attention and bring authenticity back to pop music in a bold and unapologetic way. The group’s last full-length release, Upside Down, was cited as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press and followed the band’s sophomore album, Duality, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band’s debut full-length, Cinematics, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart. Now, Set It Off call Fearless Records their home for their next chapter.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 2 - Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK
October 3 - Riverside - Newcastle, UK
October 4 - Stylus - Leeds, UK
October 6 - Academy2 - Manchester, UK
October 7 - Waterfront - Norwich, UK
October 8 - o2 Institute - Birmingham, UK
October 10 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK
October 11 - Heaven - London, UK
October 13 - Stollwerk - Cologne, Germany
October 14 - Zoom - Frankfurt, Germany
October 15 - Werk 2 - Leipzig, Germany
October 17 - Helling - Utrecht, Netherlands
October 18 - Hallschlag - Stuttgart, Germany
October 20 - Feierwerk Hansa 39 - Munich, Germany
October 21 - Legend Club - Milan, Italy 
October 23 - Petit Bain - Paris, France
October 24 - Trix Club - Antwerp, Belgium
October 26 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
October 27 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
October 28 - Fryhuset (Klubben) - Stockholm, Sweden
October 30 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
October 31 - Club Zal - St Petersburg, Russia
November 2 - Red - Moscow, Russia

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THE CONTORTIONIST RELEASE EARLY GRAVE SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

ALL NEW EP OUR BONES OUT AUGUST 9, 2019

PRE-ORDERS/SAVES AVAILABLE NOW

ON TOUR WITH BTBAM THIS SUMMER WITH SHOWS ACROSS CANADA IN JULY
WATCH VIDEO FOR EARLY GRAVE HERE

Toronto, ON – June 25, 2019 –  The Contortionist have announced a new EP today, and the release of a new single and music video titled, Early GraveProduced and Directed by Corey Norman and produced and edited by vocalist, Michael Lessard, this is the first music video and original song we’ve seen from the progressive group since the release of Clairvoyant in 2017. Watch the video here.

The Contortionist will release Our Bones on August 9, 2019, via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music. Crafted in the compound owned by producer/engineer, John Douglass (Coheed & Cambria, Bad Wolves, Carnifex), where the guys were able to live and work, Our Bones began with some ideas Robby Baca would regularly run through at the band’s sound checks. 

“Once I was finally able to get Robby to record that riff we started piecing together the song in the back of the van, while on tour in Europe,” Lessard recalls. The result was lead single, Early Grave, an expression of gratitude to the fans who’ve shared their stories of heartbreak, loneliness, and depression, and found new strength in the music of The Contortionist.

 

The band’s blistering new EP sees The Contortionist step outside the atmospheric storytelling of their critically-lauded conceptual masterpiece Clairvoyant (2017) to indulge an aggressive shadow side. More an anthology of standalone bursts of intensity, Our Bones isn’t a mere stopover between albums. It’s both a definitive look back and an ambitious leap forward.

“We try to do something different with everything we create,” explains Lessard. “With our albums, we tend to work with overarching interconnected themes. Our Bones is a departure. It offered an opportunity to dive into some things we haven’t had a chance to explore, and the shorter EP format allowed us to be hyper-focused on each song.”

Our Bones was mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes Of The Dead), who worked on Language and Clairvoyant.

 

While The Contortionist ultimately has proven themselves masters of psychedelic-enhanced experimentation and trippy melodicism, endearing them to fans of later period Enslaved and Sigur Ros alike, they have never entirely forsaken the urgent impact of tech-leaning extremity. 

“From The Beatles to Pink Floyd to Mastodon, all the great rock bands in history have clear, non-linear musical trajectories,” Metal Sucks observed. “It’s great to see a band taking chances and moving forward. The result is a fully formed band, four albums in, to which no other bands compare. Literally: no one else sounds like The Contortionist even a little.” 

The Contortionist is:
Joey Baca / Robby Baca / Cameron Maynard / Michael Lessard
 / Jordan Eberhardt / Eric Guenther

Pre-order Our Bones: ffm.to/ourbonesep

Track List:
1. Follow
2. Early Grave
3. All Grey
4. 1979

TOUR DATES:
July 7 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s Music Hall

July 9 – Kitchener, ON – Elements

July 10 – London, ON – London Music Hall

July 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation @The Intersection

July 13 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre

July 14 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

July 16 – Fargo, ND – The Windbreak

July 17 – Minneapolis, MS  - Varsity Theater

July 18 – Madison, WI – The Red Zone Madison

July 19 – Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater

July 20 – Newport, KY – Thompson House

July 21 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theatre

July 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater

July 24 – East Saratoga Junction, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

July 25 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

July 26 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

July 27 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

July 28- Reading, PA – Reverb

July 29 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

August 3 – Venice, IT – Argo16

August 4 – Milan, IT – Circolo Svolta

August 6 – Wiesbaden, GR- Kesselhaus

August 7 – Dresden, GR – Beatpol

August 8 – Warszawa, PL- Hydrozagdka

August 9 – Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival

August 10 – Berlin, GR – Musik & Frieden

August 11 – Hamburg, GR – Knust

August 13 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn

August 14 – Cologne, GR – Club Volta

August 15 – Dinkelsbuhl, GR – Summer Breeze Festival

August 17 – Bristol, UK – Arctangent Festival

August 19 – Dublin, UK – Voodoo Lounge

August 20 – Belfast, UK – The Speakeasy

August 22 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA ANNOUNCES SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES AND A FALL TOUR OF WESTERN CANADA

“The band vibrates with an irrepressible passion and playful humour that's impossible to ignore!” - Penguin Eggs Magazine

Toronto, ON – June 25, 2019 – Hot off a 12 date American tour that included the band’s first appearance at the renowned New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Lemon Bucket Orkestra has a busy summer festival season ahead, anchored by their debut at the WOMAD Festival in the UK. Then, after taking some time off to start working on new recordings, the band will embark on an extensive tour of Western Canada at the end of October.

Since the release of their last album, If I Had The Strength (Outside/Six Degrees), the 12 strong collective has been busy touring worldwide, garnering rave reviews from audiences and the media alike for their immersive, high-energy shows. As Post Media’s Roger Levesque put it, “the band vibrates with an irrepressible passion and playful humour that's impossible to ignore.” And indeed, when LBO is on stage, ignoring them is never an option!

Buy/stream Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s 
If I Had The Strength
lemonbucket.lnk.to/strength 

Lemon Bucket Orkestra on Spotify: spoti.fi/2GBQ5yz
 

2019 Summer Festival Dates

June 23 – Huron Multicultural Festival – Goderich, ON

June 30 – Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ottawa, ON

July 1 – Dundas Square – Toronto, ON

July 5 – Cultura Festival – North York, ON

July 19 – Elora Festival – Elora, ON

July 26 – Himmelstorm Festival – Hundested, DK

July 28 – WOMAD Festival – Charlton Park, UK

September 12 – Harvest Jazz Festival – Fredericton, NB

September 14 – Kensington Market Jazz Festival – Toronto, ON

September 21 – Cultivate Festival – Port Hope, ON

2019 Western Canadian Tour

October 31 – Spirit Bar – Nelson, BC

November 1 – Dream Café – Penticton, BC

November 2 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

November 3 – Caravan Concerts – Victoria, BC (Venue TBC)

November 5 – Parksville BC (Venue TBC)

November 7 – Hinton AB (School Workshops)

November 8 – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB

November 9 – The Gateway – Calgary, AB

November 12 – The Bassment – Saskatoon, SK

November 13 – The Artesian –  Regina, SK

November 15 – Margaret Greenham Theatre – Banff, AB

November 16 – Rotary Centre for the Arts – Kelowna, BC

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www.lemonbucket.com

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THE GAME SHARES NEW SONG WEST SIDE PRODUCED BY WALLIS LANE BIG DUKE AND PRINCE

STREET SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM BORN 2 RAP

Toronto, ON – June 21, 2019 – Today, Compton rapper, The Game, returns with the release of his new song called West Side. The haunting head nodding track is produced by Wallis LaneBig Duke and Prince, while The Game delivers bravado lyrics on the West Coast anthem. West Side is the first release from The Game’s forthcoming ninth studio album, Born 2 Rap, to be released via Entertainment One/Prolific/ 5th Amendment Entertainment.
 
“West Side is the street single off my FINAL ALBUM!!! I put everything I had into #Born2Rap....my TRUE FANS deserve this CLASSIC!!!,” says The Game.
 
West Side marks the first release from The Game since his previous album, 1992, debuted on top of the Billboard Rap & Independent Album Charts in 2016. 1992 became The Game’s eighth consecutive #1 debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Album Chart according to Billboard.  
 
ABOUT THE GAME:
Born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Compton rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, and entrepreneur The Game locked down a place in the pantheon alongside greats of both coasts by a combination of bar-for-bar bravado, provocative observation, hard-hitting hooks, and sharp introspection. Now, he delivers possibly his “final album” in the form of the aptly titled, Born 2 Rap.
 
His previous album 1992 tied the record for “most number ones on the Billboard Top Rap Albums Chart” with Drake at eight and “the third most number ones on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart” alongside 2Pac and Lil Wayne also at eight in 2016. He started this impressive legacy with double-platinum 2005 full-length debut, The Documentary. It not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered GRAMMY® nods in the categories of “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group,” but it also emerged as a classic avowed by Pitchfork among the “Top 50 Albums of 2005” and chosen on Complex’s “Classic Albums of the Last Decade.” The 2006 follow-up Doctor’s Advocate retained his spot at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and went platinum. Maintaining positions in the Top 10, he ignited a prolific string of blockbuster releases—L.A.X. [2008], The R.E.D. Album [2011], Jesus Piece [2012], Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf [2014], The Documentary 2 [2015], The Documentary 2.5. [2015], and 1992.
 
The 2019 powerhouse lives up to the promise of its name especially on the first single from Born 2 Rap, West Side where his rapping remains as on point as ever.

Stream West Side: ffm.to/thegame_westside

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www.comptongame.com

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

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

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TYLER CHILDERS’ ALL YOUR’N PREMIERES TODAY

NEW ALBUM COUNTRY SQUIRE
OUT AUGUST 2

COUNTRY SQUIRE RUN
HEADLINING TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – June 21, 2019 – Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Tyler Childers’ new single, All Your’n, premieres alongside a new lyric video today. Watch/share here. The track comes from Childers’ highly anticipated upcoming album, Country Squire, which is out August 2 via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. His first release in partnership with RCA Records, the album is now available now for pre-order.

Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the record was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville and consists of nine new songs written by Childers including lead track, House Fire. Rolling Stone praises the song, noting that Childers “updates the bluegrass sounds of his native Kentucky with electricity and roots-rock stomp, nodding to past traditions without sacrificing the present,” while Paste declares it “a lusty do-si-do. It’ll have you slapping your knees, stomping your feet and tossing your hair.” Watch the song’s official music video here.

In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a number of world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jaw harp, baritone).

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

In celebration of the release, Childers will embark on his extensive Country Squire Run headlining tour this fall, including Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto, as well as shows at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel (two nights), Boston’s House of Blues, Washington D.C.’s The Anthem, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, Minneapolis’ First Avenue (two nights), Atlanta’s The Tabernacle and Philadelphia’s The Fillmore among several others. Full ticket information is available via www.tylerchildersmusic.com

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

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

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LOCAL NATIVES RELEASE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU

WATCH THE VIDEO
DIRECTED BY JON CHU FILMED IN LA

TOP 5 AAA RADIO + OVER 8 MILLION STREAMS

SOLD OUT TOUR CLOSER ON SATURDAY
AT HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

 

“Timeless” - Pitchfork
 

“Emotional” - Rolling Stone

 

“Absolutely mesmerizing” - Vulture

 

 

Toronto, ON – June 21, 2019 – Local Natives have released an acoustic version of their hit single, When Am I Gonna Lose You off of their brand new album, Violet Street. The new rendition amplifies the song’s profound longing and lush harmonies along with the intimate accompanying video, directed by Jon Chu. The original single is flying up the AAA radio charts, earning #2 most added at the format last week and cracking the Top 5. The single has also rapidly accumulated over 8 million streams with no signs of slowing down.

Taylor Rice says, “When Am I Gonna Lose Yo’ began its life as a sad, stripped down song full of regret over losing something that felt too good to be true. Over the months of completing it, the song became triumphant and hopeful, but we wanted to record a version that captured the ache it had been born with.”

The acoustic When Am I Gonna Lose You follows remixes of the single by underground beat maker, Joey Pecoraro, and acclaimed electronic artist, Medasin. Dancing Astronaut praises the latter, "Medasin masterfully remakes the upbeat indie track into an infectious slow jam reminiscent of sleepy, summer nights."

Local Natives are currently on tour in North America. Their spring run will wrap this Saturday at a SOLD-OUT hometown show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The performance follows back-to-back SOLD-OUT Brooklyn Steel shows in NYC. The band has announced additional North American tour dates taking place in the fall. See what the critics are saying about their live show below.

“An incredible show” - Denver Westword

"Local Natives bring unadulterated energy to sold out show"
 
- Austin American-Statesman

"A night of breathtaking beauty!" - Chicago Music News

"The band members brought a striking amount of energy along with a gorgeous swirl of sounds, beats and harmonies" - The Retriever (MD)

Buy and stream Violet Street here.

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

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

July 15 - SINGAPORE @ The Pavilion at Far East Square

July 17 - TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN @ The Wall  

July 19 - SYDNEY, AU @ Oxford Art Factory

July 20 - MELBOURNE, AU @ The Espy

July 21 - WOOYUNG, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

July 21 - WOOYUNG, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

September 14 - NASHVILLE, TN @ Marathon Music Work

September 14- September 15 - ATLANTA, GA @ Music Midtown Festival

September 17 - ORLANDO, FL @ The Plaza Live

September 18 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL @ Revolution Live

September 20 - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

September 21 - WILMINGTON, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

September 22 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Orange Peel

September 24 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall

September 25 - BALTIMORE, MD @ Rams Head Live

September 28 - AMSTERDAM, NL @ Paradiso

September 29 - BRUSSELS, BE @ Botanique

September 30 - PARIS, FR @ Maroquinerie

October 1 - ZURICH, CH @ Rote Fabrik

October 3 - BERLIN, DE @ Lido

October 5 - STOCKHOLM, SE @ Slaktkyran

October 6 - COPENHAGEN, DK @ Pumpehuset

October 8 - COLOGNE, DE @ Luxor

October 10 - BRIGHTON, UK @ Concorde 2

October 11 - MANCHESTER, UK @ Gorilla

October 12 - DUBLIN, IE @ The Academy

October 14 - EDINBURGH, UK @ Summerhall

October 15 - LEEDS, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall

October 16 - LONDON, UK @ Electric Brixton

October 17 - BRISTOL, UK @ Fleece

* - in-store performance

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2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LONG LIST IS HERE

WINNIPEG, MB – Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2019 Long List. This year’s Long List is presented by Canada Council for the Arts.

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List is:

Tim Baker - Forever Overhead
Tanika Charles - The Gumption
Clairmont The Second - Do You Drive?
Charlotte Cornfield - The Shape of Your Name
Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
Dilly Dally - Heaven
The Dirty Nil - Master Volume
Dizzy - Baby Teeth
Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NAT - Le Mal
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Stay Tuned!
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Yves Jarvis - The Same But By Different Means
Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
Kaia Kater - Grenades
Kimmortal - X Marks the Swirl
La Force - La Force
LAL - Dark Beings
Laurence-Anne - Première apparition
Salomé Leclerc - Les choses extérieures
Lee Harvey Osmond - Mohawk
Jean Leloup - L'étrange pays
Shay Lia - Dangerous
Les Louanges - La nuit est une panthère
Loud - Tout ça pour ça
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Haviah Mighty - 13th Floor
Operators - Radiant Dawn
Orville Peck - Pony
Sandro Perri - In Another Life
PUP - Morbid Stuff
Lee Reed - The Steal City EP
Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public
Shad - A Short Story About A War
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline
Alexandra Stréliski - INSCAPE
sydanie - 999
TOBi - STILL
Voivod - The Wake
Wintersleep - In The Land Of

In total, 233 albums were considered by the 199 member jury for Long List selection.

The announcement took place earlier today at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“Canada Council is thrilled to support the musical talent recognized by the Polaris Prize and the success of new generations of Canadian artists here and abroad," said Carolyn Warren, Director General, Arts Granting Programs Division / Directrice générale, Division des programmes de subventions aux arts.

2015 Polaris Music Prize winner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Music Programs Manager at Manitoba Film and Music and Weakerthans member, Stephen Carroll, Manitoba’s Leader Of The Opposition and author/musician, Wab Kinew and Polaris juror, Ashley Bieniarz, were all on hand to help present the Long List nominees. Past-Short List and current-Long List nominees, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, ended the ceremony with a surprise performance of music from their Long-Listed album, Trapline.

The 10 album Short List will be announced on July 16. The 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner will be revealed at the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 16 at the Carlu in Toronto, and will be live streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2019 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between May 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. Eleven people from the larger jury pool are then chosen to serve on the Grand Jury. This Grand Jury convene on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

Past winners of the Prize are: Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

The Winnipeg Long List events are presented with the assistance of Manitoba Film and Music and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. The Polaris Long List event in Winnipeg is also supported by Manitoba Music, The Forks, Inn at the Forks, the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and Collective Arts Brewing.

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

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

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

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.

About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, and has the mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. They also raise public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. www.conseildesarts.ca

Media Contacts:

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

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

CBC Music
Teaghan Hawke
(416) 205-6863
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca 

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS DÉVOILE LA LONGUE LISTE 2019

WINNIPEG, MB – Le jeudi 20 juin 2019

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé les 40 albums qui forment la longue liste de 2019. Cette année, la longue liste est présentée par le Conseil des arts du Canada.

Voici la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2019:

Tim Baker - Forever Overhead
Tanika Charles - The Gumption
Clairmont The Second - Do You Drive?
Charlotte Cornfield - The Shape of Your Name
Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
Dilly Dally - Heaven
The Dirty Nil - Master Volume
Dizzy - Baby Teeth
Elisapie - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
FET.NAT - Le Mal
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Stay Tuned!
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Yves Jarvis - The Same But By Different Means
Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
Kaia Kater - Grenades
Kimmortal - X Marks the Swirl
La Force - La Force
LAL - Dark Beings
Laurence-Anne - Première apparition
Salomé Leclerc - Les choses extérieures
Lee Harvey Osmond - Mohawk
Jean Leloup - L'étrange pays
Shay Lia - Dangerous
Les Louanges - La nuit est une panthère
Loud - Tout ça pour ça
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Haviah Mighty - 13th Floor
Operators - Radiant Dawn
Orville Peck - Pony
Sandro Perri - In Another Life
PUP - Morbid Stuff
Lee Reed - The Steal City EP
Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public
Shad - A Short Story About A War
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline
Alexandra Stréliski - INSCAPE
sydanie - 999
TOBi - STILL
Voivod - The Wake
Wintersleep - In The Land Of

Au total, 233 albums ont été considérés par les 199 membres du jury pour la sélection de la longue liste.

L’annonce a eu lieu plus tôt aujourd’hui au Forks à Winnipeg, Manitoba.

« Le Conseil des arts est ravi de soutenir le talent musical reconnu par le Prix Polaris, et le succès des nouvelles générations d’artistes canadiens ici et à l’étranger », a dit Carolyn Warren, Directrice générale, Division des programmes de subventions aux arts.

Buffy Sainte-Marie (gagnante du Prix de musique Polaris 2015), Stephen Carroll (Directeur, Soutien à la musique chez Musique et Film Manitoba, et membre de Weakerthans), Wab Kinew (chef de l’opposition du Manitoba et auteur/musicien) et Ashley Bieniarz (membre du jury Polaris) étaient sur place pour présenter les nommés de la longue liste. Le groupe Snotty Nose Rez Kid (ancien nommé de la courte liste et nommé sur la longue liste cette année) a clos la cérémonie avec une prestation surprise de quelques chansons tirées de son album Trapline, qui est en nomination sur la longue liste.

Les 10 albums de la courte liste seront annoncés le 16 juillet. Le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2019 sera dévoilé au gala Polaris le lundi 16 septembre au Carlu à Toronto, qui sera diffusé en direct via cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année, jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums. De plus, chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste 2019 recevra 3 000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2019 s’étend du 1er mai 2018 au 31 mai 2019. La longue liste et la courte liste sont déterminées par un jury indépendant de journalistes de musique, blogueurs et animateurs provenant des quatre coins du Canada. 11 personnes du bassin des membres du jury seront choisies pour former le grand jury, qui déterminera le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris le soir du gala.

Les gagnants antérieurs sont Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

Les événements de la longue liste à Winnipeg ont été présentés avec l’aide de Musique et Film Manitoba et Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. L’événement de la longue liste du Polaris à Winnipeg est également soutenu par Manitoba Music, The Forks, Inn at the Forks, le TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival et Collective Arts Brewing.

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

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

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

À propos de CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada est le diffuseur public national du Canada. Grâce à notre mandat de renseigner, d’éclairer et de divertir, nous jouons un rôle central pour renforcer la culture canadienne. Nous sommes la source d’information de confiance au pays. Nos nouvelles, affaires publiques et affaires internationales présentent un point de vue typiquement canadien. Notre programmation de divertissement, distinctive et créée par les talents d’ici, rassemble de larges auditoires partout au pays. Profondément enracinée dans les communautés, CBC/Radio-Canada offre des contenus diversifiés en français, en anglais et en huit langues autochtones. Nous demeurons à l’avant-garde du changement pour répondre aux besoins des Canadiens à l’ère numérique.

À propos de CBC Music
CBC Music connecte les Canadiens avec le meilleur de la musique. Disponible sur l’application CBC Music, en ligne, à la radio et des émissions télévisées spéciales tout au long de l’année, CBC Music privilégie les artistes et chansons canadiens. Offrant plus de 100 chaînes de musique en continu gratuites, CBC Music explore tous les genres musicaux avec l’aide de programmateurs et personnalités bien informés. Partenaire des JUNO Awards hébergeant le meilleur de la musique canadienne, découvrez le prochain grand artiste avec CBC Music. Pour plus d’info, visitez le www.cbcmusic.ca.

À propos du Conseil des arts du Canada
Organisme public de soutien aux arts, le Conseil des arts du Canada a pour mandat de favoriser et de promouvoir l’étude et la diffusion des arts ainsi que la production d’œuvres d’art. Le Conseil promeut et soutient financièrement l’excellence artistique. Il contribue au dynamisme d’une scène artistique vibrante et diversifiée qui suscite l’engagement des Canadiennes et Canadiens envers les arts et la littérature, enrichit leurs communautés et atteint les marchés internationaux. Par ses activités de communication, de recherche et de promotion des arts, le Conseil accroît l’intérêt et l’appréciation du public pour les arts. www.conseildesarts.ca

Contacts médias:

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

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

CBC Music
Teaghan Hawke
(416) 205-6863
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca  

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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MUNA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES FOR MUNA SAVES THE WORLD TOUR

SHOW IN TORONTO AT THE MOD CLUB ON OCTOBER 15

NEW ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 6TH

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW 

Toronto, ON – June 18, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, announce their North American headline dates for MUNA Saves The World Tour, in support of their upcoming sophomore album, Saves The World, set to release on September 6th – pre-order available now via RCA Records. The tour will be stopping in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and New York City. Earlier this month, MUNA’s first single, Number One Fan, was released along with the video. Check it out here. The single received rave reviews, with PAPER calling it “irresistible,” and Vulture declaring that 2019 is about to be theirs. Billboard also called their music “fist-pumping and arena-ready.”

Tickets for the tour are available here, beginning with artist presale on Wednesday, June 19 at 10 am local time (presale code: NUMBERONE). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 21 at 10 am local time.

About MUNA:
MUNA released their debut album About U in 2017, and since then, the album has received mass critical acclaim from the likes of The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, V Magazine, The FADER, SPIN, and many more. It also made a number of Year End Best Of lists including NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017, which stated, “the band created a musical safe space and an anthem for otherness, letting its joy speak as loudly as its defiance,” Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2017: Critics Pick, which called the album “spellbinding,” and The Noisey Staff’s Favorite Tracks of the Year, which praised, “the Los Angeles trio has built a sanctuary in which it’s possible for marginalized people to let go.” The trio made up of Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals), have performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They have headlined their own sold out tour and have previously toured with Miike Snow, Grouplove and most recently, Harry Styles, to name a few.

Buy Tickets for MUNA Saves The World Tour: www.whereismuna.com

Tour Dates

September 16 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

September 17 – Neumos - Seattle, WA

September 20 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA

September 24 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

September 26 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA

September 28 - Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

September 29 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM

October 1 - Deep Ellum Art Co. – Dallas, TX

October 2 - The Parish – Austin, TX

October 4 - Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN

October 5 - The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) – Atlanta, GA

October 7 - The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

October 10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

October 14 - The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

October 15 - The Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON

October 17 - Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL

October 18 - Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

Watch/Buy/Stream Number One Fan: smarturl.it/MUNAxNOF

Pre-Order Saves The World: smarturl.it/MUNA-SavesTheWorld

www.whereismuna.com

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WOLFE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 LINE-UP AND TAKES ON NEW FORMAT WITH: THE HALL PARTY EDITION

BORN RUFFIANS, THE SADIES, NQ ARBUCKLE,
JIM BRYSON, ICE CREAM, CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD,
EMILIE STEELE, JOE MCLEOD, THE MILL RIGHTS
AND PINER TO PERFORM

FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE AUGUST 9th and 10th
AT ST MARGARET’S HALL IN MARYSVILLE VILLAGE

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Toronto, ON – June 17, 2019 – Today, Wolfe Island Music Festival is thrilled to announce its line-up for 2019. The festival will take place on August 9th and 10th and will feature stellar performances from the likes of Born Ruffians, The Sadies, NQ Arbuckle, and more. A full list of performers can be found below, with tickets on sale this Wednesday, June 19, at Eventbrite.com, Brian’s Record Option and Fargo’s General Store on Wolfe Island.

This year, the festival will take on a new format, dubbed The Hall Party Edition. Previous years have seen the fest occupy multiple venues in different locations across Wolfe Island – 2019 will bring the party to one exclusive venue – St Margaret’s Hall in Marysville Village – for two can’t-miss days of live music. 

“We are also honouring our dear friend Darryl Weeks this year,” says Virginia Clark, Artistic Director of the festival. “He was a key member of our festival and last year he really loved our showcase at St Margaret’s Hall with The Weather Station, so we are returning to that same venue in his honour.  It is going to be a hall party! Lots of fun and super intimate with a great mix of local artists with some Canadian legends.

FULL LINE-UP: Born Ruffians, The Sadies, NQ Arbuckle, Jim Bryson, Ice Cream, Charlotte Cornfield, Emilie Steele, Joe McLeod, The Mill Rights, Piner

Located where Lake Ontario ends and the St. Lawrence River begins, Wolfe Island is the largest of the world-famous Thousand Islands. Only a 20-minute ferry ride from Kingston or Cape Vincent, the island acts as a natural boundary between Canada and the U.S. and is home to a number of fabulous annual events, such as the Wolfe Island Music Festival, which takes place every August.

FESTIVAL DETAILS:
Dates: August 9 & 10, 2019
Venue: St Margaret’s Hall (1127 County Road 96, Wolfe Island)
Tickets: $40 Day Pass | $65 Weekend Pass
Available at Eventbrite.com, Brian’s Record Option and Fargo’s General Store
*tickets are limited

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AUSTRALIA’S BUSBY MAROU ANNOUNCES 2019 CANADIAN TOUR

INCLUDES STOPS IN GRAVENHURST, TORONTO,
BURNSTOWN AND GUELPH

Toronto, ON – June 17, 2019 – Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou have been playing music together for over a decade since their initial music connection at a pub in Rockhampton, Queensland. Since then, the duo – known aptly as Busby Marou – has become a national treasure in Australia, gaining the reputation as one of the country’s hardest working live bands, best known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship. Next month, the duo will make the trip over to Canada, to play a string of shows across Ontario, including stops in Gravenhurst, Toronto, Burnstown, and at Hillside Festival in Guelph. See below for full details, and have a look at the video for their single, Sound of Summer, for a taste of what they’ll bring to Canadian stages in July.

On stage, a key element of Busby Marou’s performance is the intertwining of vocal interplay of two life-long mates. The duo puts an exuberant energy into touring their home country, loving the live experience as much in a country beer barn, as they do in a slick inner city theatre, and capped off 2018 by playing their biggest ever headline show to over 3,000 people in Rockhampton at their own One Hot Night festival.

Their 2017 release, Postcards From The Shell House, saw a #1 ARIA album chart, with the track, Days Of Gold, being selected as a theme song for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The duo recently finished recording their fourth album with Oscar Dawson (Alex Lahey, Holy Holy), which will be released later this year. The first single from the album is set for release on July 5th (via Warner Music Canada), just in time for their summer tour.

Don’t miss Busby Marou’s captivating live show in Canada this summer, and stay tuned for more from the band through 2019!

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
July 10 – Gravenhurst, ON – Peters Players
July 11 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
July 12 – Burnstown – Neat Café
July 13 & 14 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

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COMMON RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO HER LOVE FEATURING DANIEL CAESAR AND SPECIAL GUEST DWELE

ANNOUNCES DATES FOR SECOND LEG OF LET LOVE TOUR KICKING OFF IN TORONTO AUGUST 7

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, Common, unveils a new single and music video entitled HER Love, featuring Daniel Caesar and special guest, Dwele, including an unreleased beat from J Dilla. Listen to the song here and watch the official video.

Boasting an unheard beat by longtime collaborator the late and great J Dilla, the soulful production underscores rhymes celebrating the culture from Jam Master Jay, all the way to Lil Uzi Vert, Nipsey Hussle, and Cardi B. It illuminates the genre’s power to him as he claims, “You see a Malcolm X in a YG. Of hip-hop, Common admits, “You gave me a voice in the world, it’s been hard to choose another girl.

In his lexicon, HER is short for “(Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real)” and would be first introduced on 1994’s I Used To Love H.E.R. For the event-level track, he unites with prominent forces from different eras of the culture to deliver a timeless dedication to hip-hop with HER Love, buoyed by Dilla, and a soulful hook from Caesar. Delivering a rap State of the Union, his bars detail the evolution of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years, complementing how he first commented on the genre in 1994 and bringing everything full circle.

For the cinematic music video, he tapped the talents of Olympian-turned-director, Savanah Leaf [Gary Clark, Jr], incorporating her thought-provoking perspective. Together, they screened the video at The Annenberg Space for Photography, in conjunction with the acclaimed, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, exhibit currently on display in Los Angeles, inciting thunderous applause. Watch it here.

Additionally, Common reveals the dates for the second leg of his Let Love Tour, kicking off August 7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Queen Elizabeth Theatre and rolling through marquee venues throughout North America, before touring Europe for the first time since 2014. Special guests include Nicole Bus, from July 11 to July 26, and Maimouna Youssef, aka Mumu Fresh, from August 7 to August 29. Each pair of tickets on the second leg of tour dates will come with new music—details to be emailed to ticket holders. Get tickets here, and check out the full itinerary below.

The tour sets the stage for the 2019 release of Common’s much-anticipated new record. This is his first new music in over 3 years, and a follow-up to Black America Again, which not only bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200, but also garnered widespread praise from Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Q, and Pitchfork.

Of the music, Common reflects, “I love music so much. And on Let Love, this recommitting, rebirth and ‘re love,’ if that’s a word, just came to fruition. Music has always been the genesis of my creative life and it feels more than fulfilling, more than wonderful and a joy that is hard to wrap up, to be giving my whole self to it again.”

Common’s “last word” will undoubtedly make an impact in 2019. Get ready.

TOUR DATES:

August 7 - Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

August 8 - Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

August 9 - Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

August 10 - Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

August 11 - McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater

August 14 - Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

August 15 - Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre

August 16 - Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

August 20 - Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

August 21 - Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium

August 22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

August 23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater

August 27 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater*

August 28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

August 29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

September 7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

September 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

September 10 - London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

September 12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

September 14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

September 15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

September 16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

September 18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

September 19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:

July 9 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Jazz Festival

July 11 - Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

July 12 - Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center

July 13 - Garden City, Idaho – Revolution Concert House

July 14 - Seattle, WA – The Moore

July 16 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

July 17 - Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield

July 18 - Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

July 19 - San Luis, Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater

July 20 - Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center

July 21 - Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

July 24 - Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

July 26 - Newport Beach, CA – The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

ABOUT COMMON:
Common is an artist, actor, activist and, most recently, a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his latest memoir, Let Love Have The Last Word.  With a storied career spanning three decades, his work has been recognized with numerous GRAMMY® Awards, as well as an Emmy® and an Academy® Award for the song, Glory, which he co-wrote and performed with John Legend.  He recently finished work on a new album that is slated for release later this year.

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DAVE SAMPSON SHARES FIRST TASTE OF MUSIC FROM HIS FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM WITH TROUBLE

ON TOUR IN CANADA THROUGH THE SUMMER

NEW RECORD SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR

Heartfelt, energized and emotional, Dave Sampson has obvious natural talent as a Maritime singer-songwriter. Recommended for fans of Joel Plaskett, David Myles and Hawksley Workman.” – Grant Lawrence, CBC Music

Dave Sampson writes a great, heartfelt pop song and has a warm, inviting, laid-back style that will no doubt appeal to a wide cross-section of people. It’s not hard to imagine his music lighting up the radio and drawing crowds.” – The Scope

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Sydney-raised, Halifax-based singer-songwriter, Dave Sampson, is gearing up to release a new album later this year, and today he shares the first taste of new music with the track Trouble. Giving audiences a sneak peek at what’s to come with the new record, Sampson will embark on a run of tour dates across Canada through the summer. See below for full details.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back on the road this summer with the band and playing for some new audiences around Canada,” Sampson says. “After spending the last year writing and recording, it’s really exciting to get out and play these songs."

Trouble was written three years ago at the Gordie Sampson Song Camp, by Dave Sampson’s friends and collaborators, Brandon Davis JR, Gordie Sampson – who has penned numerous country songs for the likes of Rascal Flats, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and many more, and co-wrote the Carrie Underwood hit, Jesus Take The Wheel – and Caitlyn Smith (Nashville) – who has written songs for John Legend and Meghan Trainor.

“This song has always resonated with me and my audience and I am thrilled to release it to the world,” continues Sampson. “This song speaks for itself, It's about someone who is trying their best to stay out of trouble, but inevitably it always comes around."

Sampson writes heart-on-your-sleeve folk/pop songs, delivered with a captivating and authentic voice that could blow down a brick house. His knack for crafting simple ear-worms, and his high-energy shows, have been winning him fans across Canada. He has collaborated with some of Canada’s top exports, such as Classified, Gordie Sampson, Alan Doyle and Donovan Woods, and was chosen as one of Canada’s Top 5 emerging artists by Canada’s Walk of Fame. Recently, he co-wrote the song No Pressure, with rappers, Classified and Snoop Dogg, which went on to become certified Gold in Canada.

Sampson has also been hand-picked as one of Nova Scotia's most promising young songwriters to take part in the prestigious, invitation-only Gordie Sampson Song Camp for the past five years. Through this opportunity, he has been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of Canada’s most sought-after writers: Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith (Nashville), Mo Kenney, Donovan Woods, Port Cities and Neon Dreams.

Stay tuned for more from Dave Sampson throughout 2019!

TOUR DATES:
June 15 – Halifax, NS – Backlot Bash W/ Broken Social Scene
June 21 – Liverpool, NS – Privateer Days Festival
July 25 – Sydney, NS – Makin’ Waves Music Festival
July 26 – Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON – Jackson Triggs
Amphitheatre w/ Matt Andersen
August 2 – St. Andrews, NB – Kingsbrae Amphitheatre w/ Port
Cities
August 9 – Perth-Andover, NB – Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Festival
August 11 – Port Hawksbury, NS – Granville Green Concert
Series w/ The East Pointers
August 23 – Prince Edward Island – Sundaze Festival
August 29 – Toronto, ON – Canadian National Exhibition w/ Howard Jones
September 14 – Jost Winery, NS – STOMP Festival

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UNION DUKE SHARE REFLECTIVE NEW SONG LADIDADIDA

VIDEO PREMIERES VIA EXCLAIM!
 

SHOW IN TORONTO TONIGHT AT LEE’S PALACE
 

INFO AND TICKETS

 

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, shares their new single, Ladidadida, today with a stunning video to match. Watch it here, which premiered exclusively at Exclaim! You can catch the band’s live version of the track tonight in Toronto at Lee’s Palace, where they will perform alongside Johnson Crook and Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party. You can find more info and purchase tickets here.

Ladidadida is that rambling road-weary song in your head while you drive the last of many miles home. It's the story of anyone who has to leave the things they love behind, the unbridled bliss of making it back in one piece, and the desperate highs and lows of the spaces in between.

“We played a festival in Lunenburg, NS a few years back, and one of the after parties was at this amazing place called The Lunenburg Seaport. They describe themselves as "A nautical museum, inclusive social venue, and makerspace, striving to promote learning, provide experience, and harbour appreciation of maritime history and culture, with an emphasis on simply messing about in boats,” Union Duke says of the video’s filming location.

“The room was beautiful and warm and just felt right for us so we made a point of returning there when we last toured out that way to shoot some videos with a local videographer, Katy Hopkins. Shooting the video out there worked out well as it plays off the theme of being away from those you love. The song is essentially about the hardships of touring (we're the first band to write a song about that) and I've always thought of it as a pretty good musical representation of how touring feels so shooting it live-off-the-floor in a familiar but far-off place just felt right.

Produced by Jeff Hazin, and recorded between his studio and Taurus Recording in Toronto, the track also features Alan Zemaitis (Buddy Guy, Whitehorse, Terra Lightfoot, Samantha Martin) on the piano. Ladidadida is a bit of a departure musically from Union Duke's previous work while still maintaining the pieces that make up their unique sound: catchy melodies, top-tier musicianship and powerful vocal harmony.

About Union Duke: 
Webster's Dictionary defines Union Duke as a raucous collision of alt-rock and twang, bringing crowds to their feet with songs from the heart. Soaring harmonies, driving rhythm, and infectious enthusiasm have seen these five guys from youth to young manhood. With three albums, countless festival stages, and hundreds of thousands of kilometers in the rearview, the band is excited to be touring new music, filming videos, and winning new fans everywhere they go. In the two years since their last record Golden Days, Union Duke has been steadily travelling and unravelling across the country, and they’re ready to share the lessons they’ve learned with a slate of new music. In the coming months, four new songs of love, distance, heartache and revelry will be finding their way into your ears, eyes and hearts.

Union Duke will be touring through the US in the spring and hitting up some Canadian festivals throughout the summer, so keep your eyes peeled for their name on the marquis, and catch them in your city soon.

Buy and stream Ladidadida: bit.ly/2KP7pkE

Watch the video for Ladidadida: bit.ly/2MM9LUf

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CONTEMPORARY BLUES AMERICANA ARTIST KEB’ MO’ RELEASES NEW ALBUM OKLAHOMA

LISTEN HERE

 

“Keb’ Mo’ is truly unlike any other artist on today’s contemporary blues scene. He has an uncanny ability to paint a musical kaleidoscope and offer a range of styles and sounds that appeal to a wide audience, all the while remaining true to himself as an artist.” – Ink 19

“Mo’s career path is littered with Grammys… this outing may well put him on track for more statuettes for his mantel.” – No Depression

 “There’s nothing better to heal your soul than a Keb’ Mo’ concert… With storytelling at the heart of his songs, Keb’ is not just an outstanding guitar player, singer-songwriter, but a great entertainer.” – Rock and Blues Muse

“All in, it’s the most personal and adventurous album he’s made in his decorated career…” – Glide

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Today, Keb’ Mo’ releases Oklahoma, his first solo studio album since BLUESAmericana (2014). Building on the backbone of the Blues with subjects like depression and love, Mo’ also addresses current worldly issues like immigration and environmental degradation. Oklahoma is now available through all digital retailers and can be purchased here.

Following his 2018 Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Taj Mahal, TajMo (2017), Glide Magazine predicts, “another Grammy awaits,” calling Oklahoma “the most personal and adventurous album he’s made.”

Overall, Oklahoma—which Keb' has dedicated to his late mother, Lauvella Cole, who passed away in September 2018 at the age of 91—maintains an impressive level of emotional engagement throughout, making it one of his most compelling collections. With noted musical veteran, Colin Linden (The Band, Bruce Cockburn), heading up production duties, the album's 10 tracks encompass Keb' Mo's diverse talents, with the artist delivering some of the most adventurous and personal work of his career. Oklahoma (Concord Records) features cameos from Taj Mahal, Rosanne Cash, Robert Randolph, Jaci Velasquez and Keb’ Mo’s wife, Robbie Brooks Moore. For more information about the album, visit here.

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

 

Keb’ Mo’s online store includes an exclusive Oklahoma marble vinyl edition with a 24 page, 12” x 12” booklet, as well as signed copies and a wide range of newly designed merchandise limited to fans online here.

Hailed internationally as one of the greatest Blues artists of his generation, Keb’ Mo’ continues to tour globally with dates currently booked in Europe and across the United States. For a full list of tour dates, visit here.

About Keb' Mo':
Over the past two decades, award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His most recent project – TajMo - is a cross-generational collaboration with legendary blues musician Taj Mahal which merges the two artists’ distinctive voices and guitar styles. The project, which won the 2018 GRAMMY for “Best Contemporary Blues Album,” features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs. His guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model. He has collaborated with a host of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, Little Milton and many others. Keb’ also wrote and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and was music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He has also been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” appeared three times on the television series, “Touched By an Angel,” and was the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.” Keb’ is very involved with the Playing For Change movement, which was created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. He has been involved with Playing For Change since its inception and has been featured in many related videos and events. Keb’ Mo’ is touring the U.S. in 2019.

TOUR DATES

June 14 - Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA

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

June 16 - Lebanon Opera House - Lebanon, NH

June 17 - Sony Hall - New York, NY

June 19 - The Space at Westbury - Westbury, NY

June 20 - Palace Theatre - Greensburg, PA

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

June 23 – Minnesota Zoo – Apple Valley, MN

June 30 – Glastonbury Festival – Worthy Farm, UK

July 1 - Colston Hall - Bristol

July 2 - Union Chapel - London

July 4 - Tivoliredenburg Hertz - Utrecht

July 6 - Ulmer Zelt - Ulm

July 7 – Muffathalle - Munich

July 9 - Amager Bio – Copenhagen

July 11 – Black & Blue Festival – Varese, IT

July 12 – Dal Mississippi Al Po Festival – Fiorenzuola d’Arda, IT

July 13 – Volo sul Mondo Festival –  Verona, IT

July 14 – Delta Blues Festival – Rovigo, IT

July 16 – Archa Theatre – Prague, CZ

July 17 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna

July 18 - Poolbar Festival - Feldkirch

July 21 - Blue Balls Festival - Lucerne

July 23 - Blue Note Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

July 24 - Blue Note Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

August 25 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

September 5 - Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

September 6 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX

September 7 - Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX

September 10 - Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre – Hattiesburg, MS

September 12 - The Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI

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

September 14 - Michigan Theatre - Ann Arbor, MI

September 15 - Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH

September 17- Peace Center – Greenville, SC

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

September 19 - Gaillard Center – Charleston, SC

September 22 – Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK

September 25 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 26 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 27 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 28 - Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO

October 4 - Revolution Hall – Portland, OR

October 6 – The Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

October 8 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR

October 9 - The Egyptian Theatre – Boise, ID

October 12 - Eccles Center - Park City, UT

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

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SING ALONG WITH PEPPA PIG AND FRIENDS WHEN THE ALL-NEW PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST ALBUM AND DEBUT SINGLE BING BONG ZOO LAUNCH THIS SUMMER

SET FOR RELEASE JULY 19

PEPPA PIG’S FIRST EVER MUSIC ALBUM FEATURES 16 NEWLY RECORDED TRACKS INCLUDING AN EXTENDED VERSION OF FAN FAVOURITE SONG BING BONG ZOO

PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Get ready to celebrate, as Entertainment One’s (“eOne”) global preschool superstar, Peppa Pig, makes her long-awaited musical debut this summer with the release of Peppa Pig: My First Album on July 19, 2019. Fans can pre-order the album today here and instantly receive a download of the fan favourite song, Bing Bong Zoo, with each purchase.

Set to make a big splash with families around the world, Peppa Pig: My First Album is a compilation of 16 newly recorded music tracks in English language. It includes extended versions of much loved songs from the animated series composed by Julian Nott, such as, Bing Bong Zoo, Rainbow, Rainbow and Jumping in Muddy Puddles, alongside fresh compositions by Paul Moessl, created especially for the album. Harley Bird, the voice of Peppa Pig, sings on several tracks and little piggies will love to sing along with Peppa herself, as well as other children.

Peppa Pig: My First Album is a delightful mix of toe-tapping dance numbers like, Peppa Party Time, and relaxing melodies such as Peppa’s Lullaby that capture all the charm of the much-loved TV series and is sure to become the perfect soundtrack for families to enjoy at home, on-the-go and at parties.

Peppa Pig follows the daily adventures of Peppa, a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. The award-winning animated series for children is popular with families across the globe and is broadcast in over 180 territories and translated into over 40 languages.

Pre-order Peppa Pig: My First Albumeone.ffm.to/myfirstalbum  

Watch the video for Bing Bong Zoo: youtu.be/vJj3Ch79tNs

Peppa Pig: My First Album Tracklisting

1.It’s Peppa Pig

2.Bing Bong Zoo

3.Let’s Get Ready!

4.Expert Daddy Pig

5.Rainbow, Rainbow

6.Super Potato’s Theme

7.Peppa and Friends

8.The Class of Madame Gazelle

9.Festival Fun!

10.Jumping in Muddy Puddles

11.Holidays!

12.Traffic

13.Balloon Ride

14.Busy Miss Rabbit

15.Peppa’s Party Time

16.Peppa’s Lullaby

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

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

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AURAS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

SUPPORTING NIGHT VERSUS AND
RED HANDED DENIAL ON SELECT DATES

NEW SINGLE MOMENTA AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM BINARY GARDEN OUT JULY 12, 2019

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – June 13, 2019 – AURAS have announced a large batch of tour dates this summer in support of their all-new LP coming out next month. The band will hit the road in July on a short run of headline dates before meeting up with NIGHT VERSES for 10 days as direct support. AURAS will then continue for two weeks with RED HANDED DENIAL. All tickets are on sale now.

AURAS recently released a new single called, Momenta. The song is the first track released from their forthcoming LP, Binary Garden, due out on July 12, 2019, via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music. 

“Momenta is a song about showing appreciation to our parents and how we may not always share our appreciation directly to them,” says guitarist Josh Ligaya. “People can become so driven into their careers, passions, or life paths that we tend to forget how much they have done for us. I can personally say that I’m so happy to have such supportive and loving parents that have made me into the compassionate person I am today.”

Binary Garden will be the follow up to Heliospectrum, the debut full-length offering from AURAS. Heliospectrum was the inevitable culmination of years spent perfecting their sonic brew in basements, clubs, and rehearsals, honing a mix of unrelenting heaviness, complex riffs, and melodic ambiance. 

As New Noise raved in their four-star review, “AURAS specializes in chaotic intensity married with passages of staggering beauty (and nice melodic touches strewn about).” Canada’s Exclaim! observed, “Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, AURAS are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own.” Metal Injection’s Nick Abela even included the album on his list of the Top 15 Albums of 2016.

Ottawa native Dean Hadjichristou (Parkway Drive, Protest The Hero, The Kindred) recorded Binary Garden, which was mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Counterparts, Structures). Nick Sampson (Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Born Of Osiris) aided in preproduction as AURAS endeavored to crystallize their ambitious ideas.

Binary Garden saw the band members challenging themselves like never before, from the writing stage through the production process. They shook off preconceived notions and embraced a more “clean” singing and simpler structure without sacrificing their signature sound. The end result features more atmospherics alongside a bigger “feel.”

AURAS continue to throw new curveballs, pulverizing through tight musical corners with precision, filling their songs with rhythmic twitches and warped riffs that beckon listeners down a new rabbit hole with each rewarding repeated listening. It’s all imbued with a deep sense of connection to the audience and an emphasis on communication. 

AURAS shouldn’t just be listened to. This is music that simply must be experienced.

AURAS is:
Josh Ligaya - Guitar/Vocals // Aaron Hallman - Guitar
Nathan Bulla - Drums // Eric Almeida - Vocals

Pre-order Binary Garden: ffm.to/binarygarden

Track List:

1. Momenta

2. Pseudo Intellect

3. Erode

4. Another Place

5. Whiteout

6. Disenchant

7. The Last Canary

8. The Demoness

9. Essence

10. Abyss

TOUR DATES:

July 10 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

July 11 - Hobart, IN @ The Art Theater

July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

July 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Eclipse

July 16 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 18 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

July 19 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse @ El Corazon

July 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin

July 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

July 25 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
July 27 - El Paso, TX @ TBD

July 28 - Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

July 29 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

July 30 - Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

August 1 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

August 2 - Margate, FL @ OMalley's

August 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub

August 7 - Norfolk, VA @ Charlie's American Cafe

August 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

August 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

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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; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world. 

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

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half•alive TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM NOW, NOT YET ON AUGUST 9

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

NEW TRACK RUNAWAY OUT NOW WITH VIDEO

ON TOUR WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN
TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – June 13, 2019 – Long Beach based trio, half•alive, announce their debut album, Now, Not Yet, which will be released August 9th via RCA Records. The album, which includes their infectious single, still feel., is available for pre-order here. half•alive also drops their new track, RUNAWAY, along with the music video, which was directed by Carlos López Estrada (Billie Eilish, Father John Misty, Blindspotting) and lead vocalist Josh Taylor. Click here to watch.

Additionally, the band will be hitting the road on their global headlining tour this month – check out their tour dates below and purchase tickets here. Their tour includes stops at Firefly Festival, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot as well as a sold-out concert at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, and Canadian shows in Toronto and Montreal.

Earlier this year, the band made their late night television debut with a very special performance of still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here.

The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Encompassing R&B, funk, pop, rock, soul, and more under a glow of disco ball bliss, the experience iterates in a fresh form every time. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 3 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of The Fall and Aawake At Night. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became the 2018 breakout, still feel.. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months, as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted, All Songs Considered, and more. still feel. took off, and the band’s profile burgeoned as they inked a deal with RCA Records to help grow their vision. Launching 2019 with a bang, the trio sold out their formal debut headline tour and saw still feel. reach new heights as it rocketed into the Top 10 at Alternative radio with over 22 million video views and over 25 million global streams to date.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
6/22 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
6/27 – San Diego, CA – 91X Show Music Box
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
8/1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival
8/3 – Long Beach, CA – Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
8/9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
8/10 – Portland, OR – 94.7fm Show
8/16 – Sydney, AUS – The Metro
8/17 – Melbourne, VIC – Howler
8/19 – Brisbane, QLD – The Zoo
8/21 – Auckland, NZ – The Tuning Fork
8/30-9/1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
9/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/20 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
9/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/24 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
9/26 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
9/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30
10/2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/3 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/4 – Montreal, QC – Astral
10/5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club

10/7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/8 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
10/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
10/15 – Denver, CO – Gothic
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
10/29 – Zurich, Switzerland – Papiersaal
10/30 – Wien, Austria – Wuk
10/31 – Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Café
11/2 – Warszawa, Poland – Proxima
11/4 – Berlin, Germany – Franz-Club
11/5 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
11/6 – Koin, Germany – Stadtgarten
11/8 – Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tht/Paradiso Noord
11/9 – Brussels, Belgium – Ab Club
11/10 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
11/12 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/13 – Birmingham, UK – o2 Institue 3
11/14 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
11/16 – Dublin, IE – Academy (Green Room)
11/17 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts

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RHYE SHARES NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR MALIBU NIGHTS

SPIRIT PIANO PROJECT OUT NOW

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

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

Toronto, ON — June 13, 2019Rhye invites listeners into their West LA studio for an intimate solo performance of Malibu Nights. The song is taken from the new eight track piano project, Spirit, which The LA Times praised for its "gently accented piano melodies, lightly plucked guitar lines...and minimalist arrangements." In the Malibu Nights live video, close-up shots show Mike Milosh deftly moving across the keys, creating bittersweet melodies and complex rhythms until crescendoing into the song's full expression for a truly enrapturing clip. NPR notes that "the closely recorded strings and mechanics of the piano recall the work of Nils Frahm." Watch Malibu Nights here and buy/stream Spirit here. Vinyl available via online shop on June 28th, and in stores to follow.  

Last month saw the release of Spirit, along with an accompanying music video for lead single, Needed. The video was directed and edited by Mike Milosh, conceptualized and produced by Milosh, and his partner, Geneviève Medow Jenkins, and choreographed by Lisa Eaton.

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

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

One such musician is Dan Wilson (formerly of Semisonic with co-writing credit on Adele's Someone Like You), who co-wrote the lead single, Needed. On Needed, Milosh and Wilson's songwriting chemistry is evident. There's an undeniable loveliness in the song's sparse and cavernous arrangement, where strings, guitar, and synths add rich textures to the melody, while simultaneously allowing a single grand piano and Milosh's voice to stand at the center. Elsewhere on Spirit, Ólafur Arnalds adds plush piano chords and lilting melodies to the relaxed, beatdriven Patience, while Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) layers wistful, dancing piano refrains to the project's yearning finale, Save Me, which he co-wrote and arranged with Milosh.

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

Buy and stream Spirit: ffm.to/rhye-spirit

Tour Dates:

June 15 - Madrid, Spain @ Paraiso Festival

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

June 18 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg

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

June 21 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Bel Etage

June 22 - Tbilisi, Georgia @ Tbilisi Open Air

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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

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

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

September 14 – Ottawa, Canada @ City Folk Festival

September 15 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick

September 17 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Broadway Theatre

September 19 - Calgary, Canada @ The Palace

September 20 - Edmonton, Canada @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

September 23 - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue

September 24 - Victoria, Canada @ Capital Ballroom

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www.rhyemusic.com

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

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RAPHAEL SAADIQ ANNOUNCES JIMMY LEE HIS FIRST NEW ALBUM IN EIGHT YEARS OUT AUGUST 23 ON COLUMBIA RECORDS

AN ALBUM THAT EXPLORES THE TEMPTATIONS, FRAGILITIES AND VULNERABILITIES ON THE JOURNEY TO BECOMING A MAN

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE SOMETHING KEEPS CALLING

FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, INCLUDING LA, BROOKLYN AND MORE

Toronto, ON – June 10 – Raphael Saadiq — the Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B, including Solange, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and D’Angelo — announces Jimmy Lee, his first album in eight years, to be released August 23 on Columbia Records. Jimmy Lee is a deeply personal, musically ambitious work inspired by his brother’s struggles with addiction that explores the razor’s edge people walk as they pursue pleasure that leads to pain — an incisive and empathetic work from a master at the peak of his art. Listen to lead single Something Keeps Calling here.

Following an appearance at last weekend’s Roots Picnic and the announcement that he will headline Afropunk Paris in July, Saadiq has also announced new tour dates for 2019. Find a full list of dates below.

The follow-up to 2011’s, Stone Rollin’, Jimmy Lee is a deeply personal journey of discovery and a rumination on contemporary life. Raphael Saadiq takes us on a walk through his elements, from Oakland to Rikers Island, with some of the most captivating music he has ever recorded. Inspired in part by his brother’s addiction, Saadiq explores universal themes of craving that which feels good but is also destructive. Some resist, some relent. There’s pain, there’s pleasure, and of course consequences — all of which inform the songs and stories this brilliant work so richly reveals.

Jimmy Lee was self-produced by Raphael Saadiq and recorded at Blakeslee Recording Co. in North Hollywood. The album features contributions from Brook D’Leau, Kendrick Lamar, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

Raphael Saadiq came up in the 80s and 90s with the multi-platinum R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career. He also has been active as a producer, co-writing career-defining hits for D’Angelo (Untitled [How Does It Feel]) and Solange (Cranes in the Sky) and working with artists like Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. Saadiq has been named to Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list and in 2018, he received an Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Original Song for Mighty River from the film Mudbound, which he co-wrote with Mary J. Blige (he also served as musical director for the 2018 Oscars telecast).  Saadiq is the composer in residence for Issa Rae’s hit HBO show Insecure.

JIMMY LEE TRACK LISTING:
1. Sinners Prayer
2. So Ready
3. This World Is Drunk
4. Something Keeps Calling
5. Kings Fall
6. I’m Feeling Love
7. My Walk
8. Belongs To God
9. Dottie’s Interlude
10. Glory To The Veins
11. Rikers Island
12. Rikers Island Redux
13. Rearview

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Aug 3 – Columbia, MD – Summer Spirit Fest
Aug 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Sep 5 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Sep 6 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
Sep 8-9 – Atlanta, GA – ONE Musicfest
Sep 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

www.raphaelsaadiqmusic.com

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DJDS SHARE NEW SONG MAGIC LOOP OUT NOW

LISTEN HERE AND WATCH THE VIDEO                                                                     

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2019 – Today, Los Angeles-based artists, DJDS, and Dijon, share a new song. Magic Loop is the artist's first collaboration together. Production duo DJDS' glimmering production is the perfect pair to Dijon's softly-laid vocals, their eclectic sounds illustriously driving his voice through a hopeful plea on love. The track follows DJDS' explosive joint EP with Burna Boy, Steel & Copper, and Dijon's emotionally-charged debut EP, Sci Fi 1, both released earlier in March. Dijon's raw and earnest R&B debut gaining co-signs from BROCKHAMPTON, Clairo, Raveena, and more.

Magic Loop marks the latest in a number of collaborations for DJDS. The duo most recently collaborated with Lady Gaga scoring the prelude to her Las Vegas residency show, Enigmaworked with The-Dream, Khalid, Empress Of and more on their genre-bending 2018 album, Big Wave More Fire, and worked with Kanye West on 2016's The Life of Pablo. The duo continues to push boundaries sonically and ventures beyond their comfort zone into new sounds from across the globe.

Listen to Magic Loop above and stay tuned for more from DJDS and Dijon coming soon.

Upcoming Tour Dates
June 8 - San Diego, CA @ SPACE
June 22 - Portland, OR @ Holocene

 

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MUNA TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD ON SEPTEMBER 6

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW 

FIRST SINGLE NUMBER ONE FAN OUT NOW WITH VIDEO

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, Saves The World, which will be released on September 6th via RCA Records. The album is available for pre-order here.

MUNA is offering their first taste of new music today with the release of their first single, Number One Fan, which was written by MUNA and was co-produced by MUNA and Mike Crossey (1975, Wolf Alice), accompanied by a video directed by Isaac Schneider, which can be watched here.

“Number One Fan is the first release from an album that we truly cannot wait to share with our fans. It is a song about recognizing the negative voices in your head and learning to speak back to them. It’s a joyful and surprising experience to recognize that, just as we can all be our own biggest haters, we can also decide to be our own biggest fans. We can choose to believe in ourselves, to take notice of all the little admirable things we do, to applaud every inch of progress and comfort ourselves through every pitfall. It’s an incredibly liberating process, learning to love ourselves this way. In this culture, we are almost taught to look to other people to fill up some void in ourselves. What happens when we accept that we are already whole? We become our own icons. We become unstoppable and un-buyable. We save the world. No, just kidding, sorry we got caught up in the moment. (But maybe!)” said MUNA.

MUNA released their debut album, About U, in 2017 and since then the album has received mass critical acclaim from the likes of The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, V Magazine, The FADER, SPIN, and many more. It also made a number of Year End Best Of lists including NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017, which stated, “the band created a musical safe space and an anthem for otherness, letting its joy speak as loudly as its defiance,” Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2017: Critics Pick, which called the album “spellbinding,” and The Noisey Staff’s Favorite Tracks of the Year, which praised, “the Los Angeles trio has built a sanctuary in which it’s possible for marginalized people to let go”. The trio, made up of Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals), have performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They have headlined their own sold out tour and have previously toured with Miike Snow, Grouplove and most recently Harry Styles to name a few.

Watch/Buy/Stream Number One Fan: smarturl.it/MUNAxNOF

Pre-Order Saves The World: smarturl.it/MUNA-SavesTheWorld

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BEOGA RELEASES NEW TRACK LET YOU GO FEATURING ANDERSON EAST

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2019 – Today, Irish “new wave trad” quintet, Beoga, have shared their new song, Let You Go, featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, Anderson East. Listen here. Let You Go comes on the heels of Beoga’s cover of Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ Nothing Breaks Like a Heart and their original song, Matthew’s Daughter, featuring Devin Dawson, which was named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now.

In speaking about their latest offering, Beoga says, “Let You Go is about trying to cut ties with someone and being able to move on. We’re thrilled to have been able to collaborate with the great Anderson East on this. His southern drawl married really well with our sound, we are so glad he agreed to be part of this chapter of the new record.”

Anderson adds, “It’s such an honor to be on a record with such incredible, talented musicians who blend tradition and modernity. Beoga on a record is spectacular and to see them in person is to witness something truly special.”

Beoga has spent the past month touring the US with JOHNNYSWIM. The 18-date leg, which concluded on Monday, brought the Irish group to various cities across the country including a sold-out show at New York City’s Webster Hall. Visit www.beogamusic.com for additional live dates and more information.

About Beoga:
In 2017, Beoga collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album ÷. After the album shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks – Galway Girl and Nancy Mulligan – accumulated over 687 million streams on Spotify. Suddenly Beoga landed their first chart-topping hit in Ireland with Galway Girl, a guest slot during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set, and a debut appearance on Top of the Pops.

After five albums as Beoga, their work with Ed Sheeran, and writing with Foy Vance and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, the quintet has refined their focus to finding the precise intersection between trad music and contemporary pop. Beoga recently signed to Columbia Records and are working on new music that does just that.

About Anderson East:
Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and performer Anderson East has quickly built a reputation for his striking vocals, memorable songcraft, and electrifying live shows.  His 2018 album, Encore, garnered universal praise from the likes of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR, and earned the Alabama-born troubadour his first GRAMMY nomination for the hit single, All On My Mind.  National television appearances include performances on NBC’s TODAY, nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits. Encore followed his 2015 Low Country Sound/Elektra debut Delilah, both of which were produced by multiple GRAMMY Award winner Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell).  East recently released his first-ever live album, Alive In Tennessee, recorded at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium during his sold out Encore World Tour.

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LOCAL NATIVES RELEASE WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU (MEDASIN REMIX)

LISTEN HERE

SONG IS #7 AAA RADIO WITH 7 MILLION STREAMS

TWO BACK-TO-BACK SOLD OUT BROOKLYN STEEL

SHOWS WRAP TONIGHT

WATCH BILLBOARD LIVE PERFORMANCE SESSION

TODAY AT 1PM ET

WATCH WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU VIDEO HERE                                                                         

“Timeless” - Pitchfork

“Emotional” - Rolling Stone

“Absolutely mesmerizing” - Vulture

“Writing some of the finest songs, brimming with emotion" - Line of Best Fit

“Elevates their songwriting to new levels” - Under The Radar

“Buoyant ...their breezy and open sound is more energetic than ever”  - Exclaim.CA

"Few bands do romance, and the yearning for it, better than Local Natives" – Buzzbands.LA

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2019 – Local Natives have released the soaring, endlessly danceable remix for When Am I Gonna Lose You, by acclaimed electronic artist Medasin (Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Portugal. The Man). The remix arrives as the “lush and searching” (Stereogum) single shoots to #7 at AAA radio and surpasses 7 million streams. When Am I Gonna Lose You is off the band’s latest album, Violet Street, and its cinematic video stars Kate Mara. Watch it here, and listen to When Am I Gonna Lose You (Medasin Remix) here.

Local Natives are currently on tour in North America. The group played a sold-out show at Brooklyn Steel, and are back for another sold-out performance at the venue tonight. Later this month, they will wrap the tour with a hometown performance at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The band has announced additional North American tour dates taking place in the fall.

Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and Sunlit Youth [2016]. The latter received praise from The FADER, Consequence of Sound and The Guardian. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.

Watch When Am I Gonna Lose You Here

Watch Cafe Amarillo Here

Watch Tap Dancer Here

Listen to Megaton Mile Here

Buy and stream Violet Street here.

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

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:
June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

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

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ North Park Theatre SOLD OUT

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

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

July 21 - WOOYUNG, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

September 14 - NASHVILLE, TN @ Marathon Music Work

September 14- September 15 - ATLANTA, GA @ Music Midtown Festival

September 17 - ORLANDO, FL @ The Plaza Live

September 18 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL @ Revolution Live

September 20 - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

September 21 - WILMINGTON, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

September 22 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Orange Peel

September 24 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall

September 25 - BALTIMORE, MD @ Rams Head Live

September 28 - AMSTERDAM, NL @ Paradiso

September 29 - BRUSSELS, BE @ Botanique

September 30 - PARIS, FR @ Maroquinerie

October 1 - ZURICH, CH @ Rote Fabrik

October 3 - BERLIN, DE @ Lido

October 5 - STOCKHOLM, SE @ Slaktkyran

October 6 - COPENHAGEN, DK @ Pumpehuset

October 8 - COLOGNE, DE @ Luxor

October 10 - BRIGHTON, UK @ Concorde 2

October 11 - MANCHESTER, UK @ Gorilla

October 12 - DUBLIN, IE @ The Academy

October 14 - EDINBURGH, UK @ Summerhall

October 15 - LEEDS, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall

October 16 - LONDON, UK @ Electric Brixton

October 17 - BRISTOL, UK @ Fleece

* - in-store performance

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BAD BOOKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE UFO

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS JUNE 19th

ambitious...some of the best songs that Devine and Hull have ever written, together or apart.” – The FADER

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2019 –  Bad Books today released the music video for UFO, the latest single from their forthcoming new album, III, set for digital release next Friday, June 14th (out physically June 21st), via Loma Vista Recordings. Directed by Jeremy Hartman and Andi Lipo (whose recent credits include Rhye’s Please), the video was filmed at the volcanic Pisgah Crater in the Mojave Desert and premiered via a feature at The FADER, where Bad Books’ Andy Hull, Kevin Devine, and Robert McDowell discuss the creative process of making their anticipated first new album in seven years. Watch the UFO video here. The song, written by Andy Hull, is also available on DSPs now ahead of the album’s release; listen here. III is available for pre-order here.

Hartman explains, “We wanted to find a location that emotionally connected with the lyrics ‘what an empty gorgeous place.’ We found Pisgah Crater with some Google satellite help. And despite an active rattlesnake population, we found it to be breathtaking — an almost Martian landscape that felt isolated from the world. We were concerned that such a perfect spot would be too good to be true, but the scouting gods were nice to us in that the crater is owned by a guy who likes films and Bad Books.”

Bad Books will head out on their first U.S. tour in six years later this month and the dates will take the three-piece throughout the east coast in June before heading westward in August. A current itinerary is below, and includes a Brooklyn show on June 27th and two Los Angeles shows on August 17th and 18th. Tickets are on sale now here.

UFO follows the album’s first two singles — Andy Hull’s Lake House and Kevin Devine’s I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You —  which each illustrate the strength of Bad Books’ two songwriting halves. Paste recently included III in its Anticipated June Releases list, and the pre-release tracks have earned additional support and praise from Brooklyn Vegan, Alternative Press, and more.

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

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


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

BAD BOOKS TOUR DATES:
6/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
6/20 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
6/21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
6/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/23 - College Park, MD @ Milkboy
6/25 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
6/28 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
8/13 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
8/14 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
8/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
8/17 & 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
8/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
8/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
8/22 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
8/23 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

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LOST FREQUENCIES AND GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER-SONGWRITER ALOE BLACC JOIN FORCES ON NEW SINGLE TRUTH NEVER LIES

LISTEN HERE

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2019 – Belgian hit machine, Lost Frequencies, has been chalking up a range of impressive collaborations in the past few years, and his new single on Found Frequencies sees him pick up where he left off. For Truth Never Lies, his second single of 2019, the electronic music superstar joined forces with none other than Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Aloe Blacc, who’s best known for his work on international smash hits such as, Wake Me Up and SOS (both Avicii), Carry You Home (Tiësto) and of course his own single, I Need A Dollar. Listen to Truth Never Lies here.

Lost Frequencies has always been one to push the envelope of dance music each time he heads into the studio, and this multi-instrument masterpiece featuring Aloe Blacc is exemplary in that regard. One of his most empowering records to date, ‘Truth Never Lies’ builds on the unique crossover sound the young Belgian has polished to perfection and is designed to lift spirits across the music world.

“I got connected with Aloe Blacc via various people, and I’m happy it happened because I’d been wanting to do something with him for some time now,” says Lost Frequencies. “For Truth Never Lies, I tried to sway into a bit of a different direction without losing track of the original Lost Frequencies vibe and the result is great: a groovy Deep House track with the powerful vocals of Aloe Blacc!”

“It was great to work with Lost Frequencies in Truth Never Lies,” adds Aloe Blacc. “He’s an amazing producer and he made an epic soundscape for my voice and lyrics.”

Felix De Laet, better known as Lost Frequencies, has been soaring to success in the international music industry on many levels. Releasing his debut single, Are You With Me, back in 2014 turned out to be his big breakthrough as the track sold multi-platinum and took the #1 spot in 18 countries. Now, a mere five years later, Lost Frequencies is one of the most popular dance music artists of his generation. He was the first Belgian artist to secure five #1s in the official Belgian chart (as well as the first Belgian artist to hit #1 in the U.K.), collected billions of plays across the most popular streaming platforms with global hits such as, Are You With Me, Reality and Crazy (with Dutch duo Zonderling), and released numerous impressive collaborations with the likes of Zonderling, Netsky, James Blunt and now Aloe Blacc.

With Wake Me Up, the mega hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in over 100 countries across the globe, Aloe Blacc proved he has an irresistible power to capture an audience with nothing but well-chosen words and a golden voice. With a Grammy-nominated album (Lift Your Spirit, 2014) as well as several international smash hits under his belt (e.g. I Need A Dollar [2010], Wake Me Up [2013], Carry You Home [2017]), the L.A.-based star is one of the most sought-after singer-songwriters of the current decade across a range of music scenes, exemplified by his work for and/or collaborations with the likes of Fashawn, Gryffin, Owl City and Zedd.

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED DUO CAMELPHAT TEAM UP WITH JAKE BUGG TO RELEASE BE SOMEONE

OUT NOW VIA SONY/RCA

LISTEN TO BE SOMEONE HERE

Toronto, ON – June 5, 2019 – CamelPhat have unveiled their latest single, Be Someone, featuring multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Jake Bugg. The track looks set to be another smash for the Grammy nominated DJ/production duo.

The Liverpool duo have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts around, enjoying worldwide success thanks to their unique blend of bass-driven house and melodic hooks. The pair have consistently gained support from industry heavyweights such as Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong. Making their mark in 2017 with their Grammy nominated hit, Cola, (which was certified Gold in the UK and has garnered over 130 million streams on Spotify alone), CamelPhat have continued to release a flurry of club ready anthems such as, Panic Room, featuring Au/Ra and Breathe, featuring Jem Cooke.

Their latest smash features singer/songwriter, Jake Bugg. Best known for his multi-platinum selling singles including Lightning Bolt, and Two Fingers, the Brit Award winner’s debut album also reached #1 in the UK Official Charts and was nominated for a coveted Mercury Prize.

CamelPhat have kicked off 2019 in style playing some of the world’s biggest festivals this year including, Coachella, EDC Vegas and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The duo is set to continue their busy schedule further, playing huge performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Parklife, Tomorrowland, Hideout and Reading & Leeds. Not stopping there, they will also be launching an Ibiza Residency, BODYWORKS, which will take place at Hi Ibiza every Tuesday alongside Solardo and Fisher. This year will also see the pair play their biggest headline show to date at o2 Brixton Academy, London on October 26th.  

Be Someone is sure to prove one of summer 2019’s biggest anthems and further solidify CamelPhat’s status as one of the biggest dance acts in the world.

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TANYA TUCKER RETURNS AFTER 17 YEARS WITH NEW ALBUM WHILE I’M LIVIN’ DUE AUGUST 23rd ON FANTASY RECORDS

PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS

 

DEBUTS NEW SONG THE WHEELS OF LAREDO

 

TORONTO, ON – June 5, 2019 – Country legend and original female outlaw, Tanya Tucker, returns after 17 years. Tucker’s new album, While I’m Livin’, is set for release on August 23rd via Fantasy Records. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the album marks Tucker’s first for the label and her first new material since 2002’s, Tanya. Watch/share the video for the album’s debut song, The Wheels of Laredo, directed by Myriam Santos, here and pre-order While I’m Livin’ here. Additionally, look for Tucker and Carlile to take the stage for a special performance at tonight’s CMT Awards.

 

“Brandi is truly out of this world. She’s talented, smart, funny, never ever slows down and has a heart of gold,” says Tucker of the collaboration. “I just love her. She was like my shadow when we were in the studio. Every time I turned around, she was there. And Shooter, I’ve known him since he was a baby. He’s the one who brought us all together. So I’m ready to get this music out there because it’s different than anything I’ve ever done.”

 

While I’m Livin’ is largely comprised of songs written by Carlile, the twins, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, and Tucker. “It’s a musical biography of sorts,” said Carlile, “about Tanya’s real life and the places she’s seen, and it’s narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash.”

 

The Day My Heart Goes Still is a reflection of Tucker’s enduring love for her late father, while Mustang Ridge recalls her hardscrabble childhood in central Texas. While I’m Livin’ also contains some well-chosen covers including High Ridin’ Heroes, a 1987 song Shooter selected that featured David Lynn Jones and his dad, Waylon Jennings, The House That Built Me, a track made famous by Miranda Lambert, and Hard Luck ,the 1979 chestnut by country-rockers, Josefus.

 

In many ways, the album’s cornerstone is Bring My Flowers Now, the only tune that was co-written by Tucker, Carlile and the twins. The album closer, told through Carlile’s solo piano and Tucker’s plaintive vocal, speaks to the importance of showing appreciation to those we love, before it’s too late.  Carlile explains, “We have so few opportunities to thank the legends that have influenced the generations of Country music singers and writers. With Tanya we have quite an opportunity because she’s young. I’m drawn to Tanya Tucker because she’s been to hell and to heaven, not to mention every square inch of Texas. She’s lived, she’s living, she’s got something to say and I’m listening.”

 

Born in Seminole, Texas, Tucker had her first country hit, the classic, Delta Dawn, at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning, Tucker has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, ten of which reached the #1 spot on the Billboard country charts. In addition to the aforementioned Delta Dawn, Tucker’s indelible contributions include some of country music’s biggest hits such as Soon, Two Sparrows in a Hurricane, It’s a Little Too Late, Trouble, Texas (When I Die), If It Don’t Come Easy and Strong Enough To Bend, among others. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs, three CMT awards and ten GRAMMY nominations.

 

WHILE I’M LIVIN TRACKLIST:

1. “Mustang Ridge” (Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

2. “The Wheels Of Laredo” (Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

3. “I Don't Owe You Anything” (Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

4. “The Day My Heart Goes Still” (Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

5. “High Ridin' Heroes” (David Lynn Jones)

6. “The House That Built Me” (Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin)

7. “Hard Luck” (John C. “Pete” Bailey, David Lee Mitchell, Raymond L. Turner and Jerry Ontiberoz)

8. “Rich” (Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

9. “Seminole Wind Calling” (Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

10. “Bring My Flowers Now” (Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

 

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BLACK EYED PEAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE BE NICE FT. SNOOP DOGG

SONG WAS CREATED ON NBC’S NEW SONGWRITING COMPETITION SERIES SONGLAND AND DEBUTED ON AIR LAST NIGHT

WRITTEN BY SONGLAND CONTESTANT ADAM FRIEDMAN,
ESTER DEAN, AND WILL.I.AM

TORONTO, ON – June 5, 2019 – Multi-platinum group, Black Eyed Peas, debuted their anthemic new single, Be Nice, feat. Snoop Dogg, last night on NBC’s new songwriting competition series, Songland.  The series provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s biggest hits.  The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am was the guest recording artist on last night’s episode, and the feel-good club anthem, Be Nice, is the result of this creative synergy and will be featured on the Black Eyed Peas’ upcoming album. Watch the video for Be Nice here.

After the four songwriting contestants pitched their original material to will.i.am and the show’s panel of hit-making producers-mentors – Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally – three songwriters advanced and were each paired with one of the producers to work together in-studio to adapt their songs to match the Black Eyed Peas’ style and sound.  The winning song for this episode, Be Nice, is the result of the creative collaboration between contestant Adam Friedman and Dean. Friedman, Dean and will.i.am, along with McAnally and Tedder, are credited as co-writers on the song. Songland airs Tuesdays at 10-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The Black Eyed Peas are gearing up to perform at an array of festival dates this summer. Full details can be found below.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 7 - Bad Hersfeld, Germany - Hessentag 2019          
June 14 - Santiago De Compostela, Galicia, Spain - O Son Do Comiño
June 16 - Shekvetili, Georgia - Black Sea Arena
June 22 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Secret Solstice Festival
June 23 - Moscow, Russia - Usadba Jazz Festival
June 25 - Rabat, Morocco - Mawazine Festival
June 28 - Sopron, Romania - Volt Festival
June 29 - Timisoara, Romania - El Carrusel 2019    
July 3 - Barcelona, Spain - Cruilla Festival
July 4 - London, UK - House Festival
July 5 - Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes
July 6 - Torre del Mar, Spain - Weekend Beach Festival
July 10 - Kiev, Ukraine - Atlas Weekend Festival
July 14 - London, UK - Hyde Park
July 18 - Nice, France - Nice Jazz Festival
July 19 - Litchtenvoorde, Netherlands - Zwarte Cross Festival
July 20 - Carhaix-Plouguer, France - Festival Des Vieilles
Charrues
July 29 - Carcassonne, France - Festival de Carcassone
July 30 - Colmar, France - Foire Aux Vins

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ELECTRIC YOUTH ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS MEMORY EMOTION

OUT AUGUST 9, 2019 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE THE LIFE OUT NOW VIA STEREOGUM

WATCH VIDEO HERE

ANNOUNCE NYC SHOW AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG ON AUGUST 17

Toronto, ON – May 31, 2019 – Toronto duo, Electric Youth – vocalist, Bronwyn Griffin, and multi-instrumentalist, Austin Garrick – today announced their first new album in four years, Memory Emotion, which will be released August 9th via Last Gang Records. Stereogum premiered the lush and cinematic lead single, The Life, mixed by Peter Mayes (Empire of the Sun), ahead of the track’s release at DSPs today. Listen here, and watch the official video here. Electric Youth have also announced a NYC album release show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 17th. More dates will be announced soon.

Since breaking through on the soundtrack to the 2011 film, Drive, where their A Real Hero scored pivotal scenes, Electric Youth haven’t slowed down. After releasing their 2014 debut, Innerworld, the Canadian duo spent the subsequent years working on new songs, scoring a forthcoming movie, and working again with Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn (their song Good Blood appeared on the companion soundtrack for his 2016 film, The Neon Demon, while their 2017 release, Breathing, an Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From A Lost Film, was released under his Nicolas Winding Refn Presents album series). The duo also collaborated with Gesaffelstein on his Columbia Records debut album, Hyperion, and with Oscar-winner, Ryuichi Sakamoto, on his album, Async Remodels.

Electric Youth’s self-produced Memory Emotion is the yang to the ying of their acclaimed debut: whereas Innerworld had an inward focus and the immersive atmospherics of a headphones album, the new LP looks outward, exploring a wider spectrum of sounds, moods and tempos, resulting in their most dynamic body of work yet.

"Memory Emotion is much more outer-world, an album focused on the external world we live in and the way in which we interact with the world as a result of the emotions attached to our memories. Innerworld was finding that sense of self, developing and establishing a viewpoint, and Memory Emotion is us taking that viewpoint with us out into the world. The Life encapsulates the spectrum of that experience, from the dark to the light, the birth and rebirth, the destruction, degeneration and regeneration of living things on our planet, the home to all greedy megalomaniacs and generous martyrs alike,” explains Garrick. “There really is a strong link between music and memory and emotion, and Memory Emotion is what we came up with for that link.”

Central to that link is DHM, short for “deeper hidden meaning,” which Electric Youth espoused after reading about it in Nile Rodgers’ memoir, Le Freak. “We have this thing where we’re listening to a song that we’ve created, and there’s a certain chord that hits, or a certain melody, or some lyrics, and it just gives you this reaction, almost like a physical reaction,” Griffin explains. “I’ll take my hand and tap my heart, and that to us is the feeling we consider DHM, and that’s what we’re always trying to connect with on every song.”

Those feelings fuel Memory Emotion, from the nervous energy of The Life to the melancholic sweetness of ARAWA (short for As Restless As We Are). Electric Youth’s scoring work has expanded the textures and feelings of their music, as working on films has introduced them to sounds they wouldn’t have otherwise known or used. It’s also helped broaden their whole approach to songwriting. “One of our goals for this record was to create something that was quite a bit more environmentally versatile than Innerworld,” says Garrick. “In the sense that Innerworld is at its best if you are driving down the Pacfic Coast Highway or alone with headphones. We wanted to create something with Memory Emotion where songs stand on their own in more situations.”

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Memory Emotion Tracklist:

1.The Life

2.ARAWA

3.Breathless

4.Real Ones

5.On My Own

6.Higher

7.thirteen

8.Evergreen 143

9.Now Now

10.Through the same eyes

11.Memory Emotion (Outro)

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION RELEASES MOONSHINE MUSIC VIDEO VIA REVOLVER MAGAZINE

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Toronto, ON – May 30, 2019 – Texas Hippie Coalition has released a new music video today for their current single, Moonshine, exclusively via Revolver Magazine. Directed by veteran director, Justin Reich (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EVERY TIME I DIE), this is the first music video we’ve seen from the group from their latest LP, High In The Saddle , due out tomorrow. 

“I’ve always wanted to make a Quentin Tarantino type video, flashing forward & back,” says frontman, Big Dad Ritch. "Grainy and sexy like an old B movie. Grindhouse style. That’s the direction we took with the video.”

As heard on SiriusXM's Octane, Test Drive, Moonshine was the third most added at the BDS Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart last week. Moonshine oozes everything THC stands for and smells like. A true THC manifesto, if ever there was one: swampy grooves, Crüe type partying, and a Man in Black style saga.

Big Dad Ritch adds, “Some men refer to their lady as the light of their life, their sweet sunshine. Me being a man of the darkness, a lord of the night, I do all my dirty deeds under the moonlight. I call my sweet thang, my MOONSHINE.”

Texas Hippie Coalition is out on the road right now on the aptly named, “Haulin’ Moonshine Tour,” with roughly two weeks to go. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Backyard barbeques, barroom brawls, tent revivals, and big rock festivals alike are suitable environments for the Red Dirt Metal of THC, a band with a sound so devilishly electrifying that they had to come up with a new genre to describe it.

BIG DAD RITCH captains this pirate ship of bikers, outlaws, troubadours, and hell-raisers, welcoming all comers to the THC party with gregarious charisma and Southern charm. Across a half dozen albums, countless club gigs, and show-stealing performances at Rockstar Mayhem, THC has spread the good word of big riffs, big hooks, and wild times. 

Ritch puts the band’s evolution in Old West terms. “In the beginning, you’re an outlaw looking for direction. You gotta get the best guys for the job behind you,” he explains. “Now we know how to rob banks, how to rob stagecoaches, and how to rob trains.”

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

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

 

TOUR DATES:

May 30 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Live
May 31 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
June 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
June 2 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
June 4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Craft house
June 5 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
June 7 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
June 8 - Jacksonville, NC - Tar-heals
June 9 - Johnson City, TN - OT’s
June 19 - Austin, TX Dirty -Dogg Saloon
June 20 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
June 21 - Dallas, TX - GMBG

June 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

 

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TRE MISSION ANNOUNCES ORPHAN BLACK DUE FOR RELEASE JULY 26, 2019 ON LAST GANG RECORDS

RELEASES MAKE A MOVE WITH VIDEO                                                   

PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – May 30, 2019 – Tre Mission – one of North America’s first Grime emcees – shares a new song, Make A Move, today. The track adds to Tre’s previous singles, sampling the elements of his forthcoming album, Orphan Black, due on July 26, 2019 via Last Gang Records. Now available for pre-order, Tre delivers the album artwork and full tracklisting – see below for full details and watch the video for Make A Move here.

Orphan Black was produced by Tre and mastered by Freeza Chin. Highlight guests include Merky Ace on Sim Simma and EllzBS on Plus. The project embodies Tre’s diverse influences and gives listeners an impressive cross section of this, transcending boundaries across all genres. See below for a complete tracklisting.

Make A Move follows the sensationally energetic and playful release of the trap-laden Hennessy Pool,  Hockey, and the darker introspective vibes from You Can Have. You Can Have was released on Toronto’s 185th birthday, fit to pair with an Earth Blood Studios-directed video filmed in the Don Mills/Victoria Park area of Toronto, where Tre grew up. Hockey features cold visuals by Toronto’s Dan Lemoyne, while Hennessy Pool is set against bold blood red and black backdrops, and cut away shots of Tre Mission performing to camera of the local streets – establishing the tone for the trappy, ominous beat and cautionary bars.

Orphan Black follows Tre’s latest Bare Selection-released instrumental project, Bare Selection 001, and his first full-length release since 2014’s Stigmata and Tizzy Gang collaboration (alongside Merky ACE and Cadell), Opps Next Door (2017). 

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

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

Orphan Black Tracklisting:

1.Orphan Black

2.Hockey

3.Make A Move

4.You Can Have

5.Cheque

6.Samsara Interlude

7.Sim Simma (feat. Merky Ace)

8.Plus (feat. EllzBS)

9.Blue Water

10.Free GS9 Interlude

11.Babe Mansion

12.Hennessy Pool

13.The Lobby Pt 1

14.I, The Chosen

Watch – Make A Move: youtu.be/ztfqrSWZvLA
Buy/stream Hennessy Pool:
smarturl.it/orphan-black

Watch – Hockey: youtu.be/yiiy_Jn6F_s
Watch – You Can Have: youtu.be/wTp_UGCv2W0
Tre Mission on Spotify: spoti.fi/2P5Xndz

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www.twitch.tv/tremission

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THE BLUE STONES RELEASE BE MY FIRE MUSIC VIDEO

NEW LP BLACK HOLES OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – May 30, 2019 – Alt-rock duo, The Blue Stones, have released a new video for their single, Be My Fire, today. Watch here.

“We like to think of Be My Fire as a metaphor for love and lust," says frontman Tarek Jafar. "We wanted a video that would capture fun, flirting and pursuit. Be My Fire is that song you hear when toggling between fantasy and reality.”

Just wrapping a U.S. tour supporting Grandson, and several festival dates including Bottle Rock, Shaky Knees, LaureLive, and 98Rock Festivals, The Blue Stones are working on new music with plans to release new material this fall.  Later this year, the band will be heading overseas to headline their first European tour. Fans in Europe can expect to see a brand new set. Full tour dates are below.

The Blue Stones recently released three new videos filmed when the band stopped by SiriusXM. In addition to two original songs, the group did a knockout cover of The Rolling Stones classic, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. Those tracks and more are featured on an all-new EP that came out on January 11, 2019, titled, Live In SIRIUSXM Studios.

Late last year the group debuted a music video for their hit single, Black Holes (Solid Ground), via Billboard Magazine. Directed by Jason Lester and filmed in Los Angeles, CA, this was the first music video the band had released from their new LP.  Black Holes (Solid Ground) peaked at #31 on the Alternative Chart and #22 on the Mainstream Rock Chart simultaneously, a feat not many artists get to claim and even fewer claim on an independent record label.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Jun 01 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury
Jun 02 - Camden, NJ - Radio 104.5 Birthday Show
Jun 08 - Cleveland, OH - Laurelive
Jun 15 - Toronto, ON - NXNE
Jun 14 - Hamilton, ON - Liquid Arts Festival
Jul 12 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede
July 19 – St. Louis, MO - Ballpark Village performance at Busch Stadium
Sep 07 - Edmonton, AB - Sonic Field Day
Sep 20 - St. Johns, NL - Iceberg Alley Festival
Oct 16 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank?
Oct 17 - Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club
Oct 18 - Manchester, UK - Eagle Inn
Oct 19 - Glasgow, UK - Attic Bar at The Garage
Oct 21 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
Oct 22 - Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
Oct 23 - London, UK - Sebright Arms
Oct 25 - Paris, FR - 1999
Oct 26 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling
Oct 27 - Brussels, BE - Botanique Witloofbar
Oct 30 - Oslo, NO - Krosset
Oct 31 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
Nov 01 - Stockholm, SE - Brooklyn Bar
Nov 02 - Malmo, SE - Folk a Rock
Nov 03 - Copenhagen, DE - Beta
Nov 05 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Nov 06 - Jena, DE - Rosenkeller
Nov 07 - Cologne, DE - Blue Shell
Nov 08 - Munich, DE - Milla Club
Nov 09 - Hamburg, DE - Rolling Stone Park
Nov 11 - Solothurn, CH - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
Nov 12 - Zurich, CH - Dynamo Werk21
Nov 14- Vienna, AT - Rhiz
Nov 15 - Dresden, DE - Groove Station
Nov 16 Weissenhauser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Beach
Nov 17 - Eindhoven, NL - VOF Cafe Wilhelmina

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CAT CLYDE RELEASES NEW SINGLE SO COLD TODAY ON FLOOD

ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ALBUM
HUNTER’S TRANCE OUT ON JUNE 14TH

PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – May 30, 2019 – Dripping with old soul and gritty blues undertones, Ontario based singer-songwriter, Cat Clyde’s new single So Cold, is out today on FLOOD along with the announcement and pre-order of her upcoming album, Hunter’s Trance, out June 14th. The melody itself will inspire you to pour a glass of whiskey and sulk at a bar; it epitomizes the grudge and allure that is notorious of blues- truly authentic and particularly chilling.

So Cold encapsulates the essence of inspirations such as Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin to remind us that music that comes from the soul is never outdated and forever transformative. The single evokes a type of rawness that is genuine and natural to an artist like Clyde. Whether you’re a die-hard bluesy-folk fan or not, Cat Clyde’s velvety voice will bury into your heart, stick in your mind, and leave you with that familiar bittersweet taste in your mouth.

Cat Clyde is a new artist out of Stratford, Ontario. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear. She breathes new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Kevin Morby to Lead Belly; hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

Her hit single, Mama Said, has over 9 million streams on Spotify alone. Cat’s debut album, Ivory Castanets, was released in May 2017. Since releasing her debut album, Cat has been on a roll. She just got off a sold out tour with JS Ondara and has also wrapped tours supporting ZZ Ward and Paul Kelly across North America. In addition, Cat has shared the stage with Detroit's renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriquez (of acclaimed documentary, Searching for Sugarman), and rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves. Hunter’s Trance will be available in stores and across all streaming platforms on June 14th.

Buy/stream So Cold: catclyde.ffm.to/socold
Pre-order Hunter’s Trance: catclyde.ffm.to/hunterstrance

Listen to Cat Clyde on:
Spotify | Bandcamp | Apple Music

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

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

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DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo

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JENN GRANT SHARES NEW SONG SWEET GRASS AHEAD OF FRIDAY’S ALBUM RELEASE

LOVE, INEVITABLE OUT MAY 31ST

TORONTO SHOW ON JUNE 1ST AT DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

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

“The folk-pop album glistens like the high-noon sun reflecting on a calm lake.” – Exclaim!

Toronto, ON – May 30, 2019 – On Friday, East Coast songstress, Jenn Grant, will release her gorgeous new album, Love, Inevitable, and today, she gives one last sneak peek at the record with the track, Sweet Grass. The song, which premiered on Exclaim.ca, is accompanied by a video inspired by the album artwork. Have a look and listen to the track here.

“I don't know what God is but I feel them in the little things that bring me joy,” reflects Grant. “Like sweet grass, and burning palo and the spiritual gifts we can give each other to feel some sense of spiritual connection.”

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

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

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

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

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ONCE A TREE SHARE POWERFUL NEW SINGLE WORTH

VIDEO PREMIERES VIA EXCLAIM!

LISTEN TO PREVIOUS RELEASE WE ARE ONE
OFFICIAL ANTHEM OF THE CANADIAN PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE

2017 EP PHOENIX WINNER OF 2018 INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Toronto, ON – May 29, 2019 – Today, multifaceted BC-born, Toronto-based duo, Once A Tree, share their powerful new single and video, Worth. Premiering at Exclaim!, it’s a powerful, moving piece taking a stand against bullying. In a timely light, the video is inspired by the impact society, peers and social media have on self-image and perception. Watch Worth here.

“I was bullied throughout most of elementary and high school. Everyone has dealt with bullying to some extent growing up; but some advice given to me early on is that those who bully others are most often projecting their own insecurities to gain back some kind of power that they feel is missing in their life,” says Once A Tree’s Hayden Wolf.

The video for Worth was filmed in Southeastern British Columbia on Lower Kootenay Band Territory with First Nations Youth from Yaqan Nukiy School, with a strong intention around community present throughout. Jayli is Saulteau and Cree by blood belonging to the Saulteau First Nations community (Northeastern British Columbia - Treat 8 Territory). Because of the 60s Scoop, Jayli did not grow up in her Indigenous community. However, she had ties with many members of the Lower Kootenay Band growing up, where the music video for Worth takes place.

The narrative follows a young girl resembling a monster. She feels neglected at home, invisible on social media and bullied at school. The end of the video reveals that the girl isn’t really a monster – it’s simply a visual representation of the inner believe system she carries and has built from exterior judgments. Symbolic elements in the visuals include inner struggle and courage, compassion and understanding. 

"When Hayden and I first conceptualized the idea for this video we weren’t sure how we could pull it off on our own,” says Jayli Wolf. “Luckily, we didn’t have to. The community (Lower Kootenay Band) that I grew up near by came to the rescue, and helped us organize the whole thing. The students and staff at Yaqan Nukiy School made this project possible, and we are so grateful.”

Audiences are encouraged to participate in Worth’s social media campaign, as the track has its own signature blue monster emoji – you can download and share the graphic here.
 

Comprised of Jayli and Hayden Wolf, Once A Tree has been on an upwards trajectory since their 2018 single, Born For This. The duo recently penned The Canadian Premier Soccer League's anthem, We Are One. Jayli also pursues an acting career and recently wrapped up filming a lead role in Justin Hartley’s new feature film, The Exchange. With a title and sound reflective of their unique dynamic and creative hustle, listen to Born For This, which was featured in the National launch campaign of the Nissan KICKS. Watch the Nissan campaign featuring Jayli here.

Once A Tree’s roots are founded on a complimentary partnership. Born For This follows the group’s 2017 EP, Phoenix, which produced standout tracks, Fine, Coming Down and Breakdown, a raw, honest look at depression that brings awareness to mental health – the group also worked with the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation’s Not Alone Campaign in British Columbia to help raise funds to build facilities across Canada to help youths suffering from mental illness.  Previously, Once A Tree released Thousand Lives, which includes Howling – an emotive track featuring a stunning video, directed and shot by Hayden and Jayli. The releases received major accolades and praise from outlets like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Complex, Clash and People Magazine.

Once A Tree is immersed in the creative process and aesthetic of their sound. With a background in photography and video, Hayden Wolf has applied his skills to create unique pieces from inception to completion, while Jayli, a seasoned actress, lends her talents both behind, and in front of, the lens.

With pop melodies, EDM beats and indie-folk inflections, Once A Tree’s sound is ever-evolving. On Thousand Lives, we saw Hayden at the production helm and Jayli on the mic, to Phoenix, where both explored vocals to create beautiful contrast, with heartfelt lyrics forged from their personal experiences.

Jayli and Hayden met while leaving the Jehovah’s Witness religion they were both raised in. Excommunicated by their community, they decided to use music as their voice. As they left their community and families, Jayli won a songwriting competition. The duo was flown to Toronto to shoot a music video to support the piece on one-way tickets. Arriving with two suitcases, and a guitar, they started fresh with fierce determination to pursue their dreams.

During this relocation, Hayden was accepted into The Remix Project after a chance meeting with Toronto founder, Gavin Sheppard, while shooting behind the scenes on the set of a Charles Officer film. Hayden met the late Gord Downie, who was also on site, and amid sharing his music with the iconic singer, Sheppard caught wind, and encouraged him apply for the program, where he was later able to hone his music production skills alongside a diversely talented creative community. Paired with Jayli’s powerful vocals, the two began to develop their sound, continuing to share their story with an authentic approach and fluid musicality.

Buy and Stream Worth: ffm.to/onceatree_worth
We Are One: smarturl.it/cplsoccer
Born For This: smarturl.it/born4this
Once A Tree On Spotify: spoti.fi/2xd6qpu

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SIGALA AND BECKY HILL SHARE NEW SINGLE WISH YOU WELL

RADIO 1 BIG WEEKEND (MAIN STAGE) AND
CAPITAL SUMMERTIME BALL SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – May 24, 2019 – BRIT-nominated British DJ, producer and artist, Sigala, alongside UK artist, Becky Hill, as vocalist and songwriter, released their new single Wish You Well today via Ministry of Sound.

Wish You Well is the first set of new music from Sigala following the release of his debut album, Brighter Days, that came out in the autumn of last year. The album featured Lullaby, the sixth most played track on UK radio last year, and the number one single Easy Love, while Brighter Days is already a BRIT Certified Breakthrough album, officially silver status selling over 60K in the UK alone, and was the highest charting dance debut album of last year.

British Artist and Songwriter, Becky Hill, is one of the UK’s upcoming stars and hit makers, known for writing and singing soul-stirring tracks like False Alarm,  with Matoma, UK #1 single, Gecko (Overdrive), with Oliver Heldens, certified Platinum top ten hit, Afterglow, with Wilkinson, and 2018’s UK top 20 gold certified hit,Back & Forth, with Jonas Blue and MK, which was Becky’s second collaboration with MK, following the pair’s success with their 2016 Gold certified hit, Piece of Me at over 75 million streams. 2018 single, Sunrise In The East, and latest single, I Could Get Used To This,  have received praise from tastemakers including Popjustice, Scott Mills and Annie Mac.

Speaking of the new music, Sigala said, I have had so much fun working on this new track. Growing up I was massively into trance, from the likes of Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren. I took inspiration from this part of my life for my new track Wish You Well. I have always wanted to work with Becky, we just needed the right song, and we both love this one so much, I hope everyone enjoys it too!”

 

Having played a sold-out UK headline tour to coincide with the album release, Sigala has announced he will be playing Radio 1’s Big Weekend on the May 25, the Capital Summertime Ball on the June 8 and will be headlining the Capital Weekender Stage at the SW4 festival on August 24.

Sigala accolades to date:

6 UK Top 10 singles

Brit Nomination for Best Single for 'Lullaby'

7 global Platinum Singles

8 global Gold singles

6 Million UK sales

10 Million worldwide sales

2 Billion audio streams

1 Billion Video views

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Sigala online:

www.sigalamusic.com

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RADIANT BABY, RUSSELL LOUDER AND PAUPIÈRE TO PERFORM AT NXNE FOR LISBON LUX RECORDS SHOWCASE ON JUNE 13th AT RIVOLI

Toronto, ON – May 24, 2019 – Montreal experimental pop record label, Lisbon Lux Records, is bringing some of their finest along with them to NXNE this year! On June 13th, electro-pop musician, Radiant Baby, innovative PEI artist, Russell Louder, and French pop trio, Paupière, will take to the stage at Rivoli.

“This is Lisbon Lux’s first time at NXNE and we are thrilled to be showcasing some of the amazing artists on our roster,” comments Lisbon Lux Records Co-Founder, Julien Manaud. “We’re excited to be giving a space where the queer community is welcome, and for open-minded people to come together to enjoy a night of dancy and intelligent music!”

Felix Mongeon, aka Radiant Baby, has been making a name for himself in the Montreal music scene for the last two years. Since his early beginnings, his rich and festive electro-pop productions have won over fans and media alike. Following his flamboyant debut EP, It’s My Party, in 2017, Radiant Baby starts afresh with his first full length, Restless, which was released in February 2019. Merging crisp electronic sounds with raw IRL instrumentation, he conveys a more mature and dynamic aesthetic with the new record. He has shared the stage with world-renowned artists, such as Peaches, Kali Uchis, Róisín Murphy, and Yelle. He has also played at POP Montreal, M for Montreal, Canadian Music Week, Fashion & Design Festival and Piknic Électronik.

Russell Louder is a trans musician, producer, performance artist, curator, party-thrower and ring-leader based in Charlottetown, PEI. Their experimental electronic dance pop explores the ever-evolving internal landscape of identity, grief and romance. Their performance and curatorial work explores joy and celebration as sites of queer community, resistance and survival. Russell was recently a finalist in CBC Music’s 2019 Searchlight competition, and earlier this year, took home a Music PEI award for Electronic Single Recording of the Year for their track, Showdown. Russell’s latest release, Light Of The Moonfollows their previous single, Cost Of Living – both of which are a sample of what the multifaceted musician and producer has been working on.

Paupière is a glamorous and flamboyant young trio from Montreal, dripping with underground sensuality. Their new album, entirely in French, is filled with those little bittersweet tunes you just can't get out of your head; sensitive writing harnessed to serve the melody – as found on their single, Défunte Lune de Miel. A raw kind of poetry fitting in somewhere between Montreal's current psychedelic scene, and the French pop sound of the 1980s. Pop at once naïve and profound, lighthearted and powerful. The band is currently working on new music and will release their new track, Twisted Mind, on June 7th.

Lisbon Lux Records NXNE Showcase
Radiant Baby, Russell Louder, Paupière
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Venue: Rivoli
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2M45lrz

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

SHARES NEW SINGLE SPEEDBOAT

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

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

PRE-SAVE AND PRE-ORDER ZUU

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

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

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

WATCH:
RICKY
SPEEDBOAT

ZUU TRACKLISTING:

1. ZUU

2. RICKY

3. WISH feat. Kiddo Marv

4. BIRDZ feat. Rick Ross

5. AUTOMATIC

6. SPEEDBOAT

7. BUSHY B INTERLUDE

8. YOO

9. CAROLMART feat. Ice Billion Berg

10. SHAKE 88 feat. Sam Sneak

11. BLACKLAND 66.6

12. P.A.T. feat. PlayThatBoiZay

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

May 24-26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling

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

May 31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center^

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

June 2 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park^

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

June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

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

June 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory^

June 9 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom^

June 11 - Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage^

June 12 - Laval, QC Place Bell^

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

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The MET Philadelphia^

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

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

June 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^

June 21- Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater^

June 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground 

June 23 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park^

June 28 - Wretcher, BE - Rock Wretcher

June 29 - Stockholm, SE - Lollapalooza Stockholm

June 30 – Moscow, RU – Locals Only Festival 

July 3 - Oslo, NO - Kadetten

July 4 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

July 5 - Zamardi, HU - Balaton Sound

July 6 - Dublin, IE - Longitude

July 7 - London, UK - Wireless

July 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

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

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

July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle

July 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

July 27 – San Diego, CA – SOMA*

July 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide Event Center*

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

July 31 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center*

August 1-4- Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 

August 2 - Montreal, QC  Osheaga

August 7 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre*

August 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Ampitheatre*

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

August 13 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre*

August 14 – Milwaukee, MI – Eagles Ballroom*

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

August 19 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom*

August 21 – Magna, UT – The Great Saltair*

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

December 3 – London, UK – The Roundhouse

December 5 – Dublin, UK – The Helix

December 6 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2

December 8 – Tilburg, NL – 013

December 9 – Paris, FR – Salle Wagram

December 10 – Brussels, BE – AB

December 11 – Cologne, DE – Carlswerk Victoria

December 13 – Hamburg, DE – Docks

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

^ = w/Billie Eilish

* = w/$uicideBoy$

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INJURY RESERVE RELEASE DEBUT LP INJURY RESERVE

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

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

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

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

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

Buy/stream Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve

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

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

INJURY RESERVE TRACKLISTING

1.Koruna & Lime

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

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

4.QWERTY (Interlude)

5.Jailbreak The Tesla (ft. Aminé)

6.Gravy N Biscuits

7.Rap Song Tutorial 

8.Wax On (ft. Freddie Gibbs)

9.What A Year It's Been

10.Hello?!

11.Best Spot In The House

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

13.Three Man Weave

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MALUMA'S NEW ALBUM 11:11 IS NOW AVAILABLE

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


WATCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 11 PM

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOW IN BRAMPTON ON OCTOBER 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Maluma

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

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

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

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

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

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OPERATORS RELEASE NEW ALBUM RADIANT DAWN TODAY

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 28
WITH SHOWS ACROSS CANADA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

WATCH:

I Feel Emotion
Radiant Dawn Album Trailer
 

Buy/stream Radiant Dawn: smarturl.it/radiantdawn

TRACKLIST:

1.Days

2.I Feel Emotion

3.Faithless

4.(Public Void)

5.In Moderan

6.(Airlock)

7.Terminal Beach

8.(Object Sighting)

9.Despair

10.Under Occupation)

11.Come And See

12.Strange

13.(The Radiant Dawn)

14.Low Life

 

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

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

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

August 29 - Tromsø, NO - DRIV Festival

August 31 - Skopje, MK - Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 - Belgrade, RS - Elektropionir 

September 3 - Budapest, HU - Durer Kert

September 4 - Zagreb, HR - Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 - Vienna, AT - Fluc 

September 6 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

September 7 - Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 - Rijeka, HR - – Klub Zivot

September 12 - Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen

September 17 - Luxembourg, LX - De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown 

September 19 - London, UK - Sebright Arms 

September 20 - Bucharest, RO - Control Club

September 21 - Cluj Napoca, RO - Form Café 

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

HEAR/SHARE NEW SONG WOMAN LIKE YOU NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TYLER CHILDERS’ NEW ALBUM COUNTRY SQUIRE OUT AUGUST 2

VIDEO FOR LEAD TRACK HOUSE FIRE AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOVING ANNOUNCE SIGNING TO LAST GANG RECORDS

UNVEIL NEW SINGLE NIHILIST KITE FLYER

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

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

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

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About Last Gang:

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

 

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GRAYSCALE RELEASE NEW SONG PAINKILLER WEATHER

BAND CURRENTLY TOURING WITH THE MAINE

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

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

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

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

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

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POOR NAMELESS BOY ANNOUNCES EASTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES

SHOWS IN ONTARIO AND THE MARITIMES
THROUGH MAY AND JUNE

WAKE UP CALL EP OUT NOW ON CHRONOGRAPH RECORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.poornamelessboy.com

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

 

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

LISTEN TO BURNED BY THE LOVE HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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AVATAR TO SUPPORT BABYMETAL IN NORTH AMERICA

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

REVOLVER MAGAZINE PRESENTS AVATAR COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019 ON SALE NOW

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC

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

 

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

 

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

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TOUR DATES:

16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom

17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple

18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

19-May - Portland, ME - Aura

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

22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee

24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s

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

26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma

28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre

30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre

31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse

1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace

3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo

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

9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater

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

11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater

13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre

14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre

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

5 - July - Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Festival

6 - July - Barcelona, ES - Rockfest

18 - July - Laukaa, FL - John Smith Festival

19 - July - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metal Festival

20- July - Gävle, SE - Gefle Metal Festival

26 - July - Ternopil, UR - Faine Misto

1 - August - Kostrzyn nad Odrą, PL - POLandROCK

3- August - Wacken, GR - Wacken Open Air

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

10 - August - Kortrijk, BL - Alcatraz Metal Festival

15 - August - Dinkelsbuehl, DE - Summer Breeze

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

17 - August - Hamburg, DE - Elb-Riot

18 - August - Brittany, FR – Motocultur

 

SUPPORTING BABYMETAL

4 - September - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

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

8 - September - Washington, DC - Anthem

11 - September - Boston, MA - House of Blues

13 - September - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore

15 - September - New York, NY - Terminal 5

18 - September - Detroit, MI - Fillmore

20 - September - Chicago, IL - The Aragon Ballroom

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

23 - September - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

24 - September - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom

27 - September - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater

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

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

1 - October - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee

4 - October - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

5 - October - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS RELEASE NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TRAPLINE

DROP MUSIC VIDEO FOR BOUJEE NATIVES

ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF TRAPLINE TOUR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Oklahoma Track Listing:

1.I Remember You

2.Oklahoma

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

4.This Is My Home

5.Don’t Throw It Away

6.The Way I

7.Ridin’ on a Train

8. Should’ve

9.Cold Outside

10.Beautiful Music (Featuring Robbie Brooks Moore)

 

TOUR DATES

May 7 - Rouge Theatre - Grants Pass, OR

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

May 9 - Cascade Theatre – Redding, CA

May 10 - Fox Theatre - Redwood City, CA

May 11 - Golden State Theatre – Monterey, CA

May 14 - Livermore Valley PAC – Livermore, CA

May 15 - Harris Center – Folsom, CA

May 16 -Luther Burbank Center - Santa Rosa, CA

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

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

May 21 - Fox Theatre – Tucson, AZ

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

June 7 - Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN

June 9 - Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN

June 14 - Cabot Theatre – Beverly, MA

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

June 16 - Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NH

June 17 - Sony Hall - New York, NY

June 19 - The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY

June 20 - Palace Theatre - Greensburg , PA

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

July 1- Colston Hall - Bristol

July 2 - Union Chapel - London

July 4 - Tivoliredenburg Hertz - Utrecht

July 6 - Ulmer Zelt - Ulm

July 7 – Muffathalle - Munich

July 9 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen

July 17 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna

July 18 - Poolbar Festival - Feldkirch

July 21 - Blue Balls Festival - Lucerne

July 23 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

July 24 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

August 25 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

September 5 - Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

September 6 - Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

September 7 - Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX

September 10 - Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre – Hattiesburg, MS

September 12 - The Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI

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

September 14 - Michigan Theatre - Ann Arbor, MI

September 15 - Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH

September 17- Peace Center – Greenville, SC

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

September 19 - Gaillard Center – Charleston, SC

September 25 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 26 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 28 - Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO

October 4 - Revolution Hall – Portland, OR

October 6 – TBD - Seattle , WA

October 9 - The Egyptian Theatre – Boise, ID

October 12 - Eccles Center - Park City, UT

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

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RHYE RELEASES SPIRIT TODAY WITH VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK NEEDED

BUY AND STREAM NOW

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

HOMETOWN SHOW IN TORONTO
AT CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL ON MAY 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free To Share:
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Tour Dates:

May 11 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ Corona Capital

May 14 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Rio 70

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

May 18 - Querétaro, Mexico @ Pulso Festival

May 25 – Toronto, Ontario @ CBC Music Festival

May 29 - Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

June 1-2 - Kodama, Japan @ FFKT Festival

June 15 - Madrid, Spain @ Paraiso Festival

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

June 18 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg

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

June 21 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Bel Etage

June 22 - Tbilisi, Georgia @ Tbilisi Open Air

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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

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

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

September 15 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick

September 17 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Coors Event Centre

September 19 - Calgary, Canada @ The Palace

September 20 - Edmonton, Canada @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

September 23 - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue

September 24 - Victoria, Canada @ Capital Ballroom

 

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

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HAVIAH MIGHTY RELEASES NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR TODAY

PERFORMING AT THE GREAT ESCAPE
IN BRIGHTON, UK THIS WEEKEND

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

WATCH EXCLUSIVE CBC FIRST PLAY LIVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Haviah Mighty

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Watch:

Blame: foundation-media.lnk.to/Blame

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

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

In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

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

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JENN GRANT SHARES NEW SINGLE KEEP A LIGHT ON

NEW LP LOVE, INEVITABLE OUT MAY 31

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH VIDEO FOR LEST WE FORGET

VINYL/CD/DOWNLOAD INCLUDES FOUR NEW SONGS

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

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

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

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

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

Praise for Esperanza Spalding:

*Top 28 Albums of 2018 - NY Times

* Best Jazz of 2018 - NY Times

* Best Albums of 2018 - Rolling Stone

* Best Jazz of 2018 - Billboard

“Truly intoxicating” – New York Times

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

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

“Dazzling” – Essence

12 Little Spells Tracklist:

1. 12 Little Spells - Thorasic Spine

2. To Tide Us Over – Mouth

3. Until the Next Ful - Eyes

4. Thing - Hips

5. Touch in Mine - Fingers

6. The Longing Deep Down - Abdominal Portal

7. You Have to Dance - Feet

8. Knowing Now - Solar Portal  

9. All Limbs Are - Arms  

10. Readying to Rise - Legs

11. Mind/Brain - Dancing the Animal

12. With Others - Ears  

13. Lest We Forget - Blood

14. How To - Hair  

15. Move Many - Joints

16. Ways Together - Shoulder  

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DENZEL CURRY SHARES NEW SINGLE RICKY

 

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

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

PLAYING ROLLING LOUD MIAMI THIS WEEKEND

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

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

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

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

Stream and purchase RICKY here

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

May 24-26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling

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

May 31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center^

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

June 2 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park^

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

June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

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

June 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory^

June 9 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom^

June 11 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage^

June 12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell^

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

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The MET Philadelphia^

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

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

June 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^

June 21- Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater^

June 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground

June 23 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park^

June 28 - Wretcher, BE - Rock Wretcher

June 29 - Stockholm, SE - Lollapalooza Stockholm

June 30 – Moscow, RU – Locals Only Festival

July 3 - Oslo, NO - Kadetten

July 4 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

July 5 - Zamardi, HU - Balaton Sound

July 6 - Dublin, IE - Longitude

July 7 - London, UK - Wireless

July 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

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

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

July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle

July 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

July 27 – San Diego, CA – SOMA*

July 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide Event Center*

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

July 31 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center*

August 1-4- Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 

August 2 - Montreal, QC Osheaga

August 7 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre*

August 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Ampitheatre*

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

August 13 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre*

August 14 – Milwaukee, MI – Eagles Ballroom*

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

August 19 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom*

August 21 – Magna, UT – The Great Saltair*

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

STREAM: TA13OO

Amazon | Apple Music | Spotify | Soundcloud | Youtube

PREVIOUSLY:
Black Balloons:
bit.ly/2Nsb8GU

Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Stream Mysterium Tremendum in its entirety here.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

About Entertainment One 

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

 

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

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OPERATORS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW ALBUM TRACK I FEEL EMOTION

RADIANT DAWN OUT MAY 17                                                                   

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 28
WITH SHOWS ACROSS CANADA
                                                                 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE
Pre-order Radiant Dawn: smarturl.it/radiantdawn

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

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

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

August 29 - Tromsø, NO - DRIV Festival

August 31 - Skopje, MK - Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 - Belgrade, RS - Elektropionir 

September 3 - Budapest, HU - Durer Kert

September 4 - Zagreb, HR - Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 - Vienna, AT - Fluc 

September 6 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

September 7 - Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 - Rijeka, HR - – Klub Zivot

September 12 - Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen

September 17 - Luxembourg, LX - De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown 

September 19 - London, UK - Sebright Arms 

September 20 - Bucharest, RO - Control Club

September 21 - Cluj Napoca, RO - Form Café 

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RHYE SHARES NEW SINGLE NEEDED AND ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD SPIRIT

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

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

VINYL PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tracklisting:

1. Dark

2. Needed

3. Malibu Nights

4. Patience (feat. Ólafur Arnalds)

5. Green Eyes

6. Wicked Dreams

7. Awake

8. Save Me

Tour Dates:

May 11 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ Corona Capital

May 14 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Rio 70

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

May 18 - Querétaro, Mexico @ Pulso Festival

May 25 – Toronto, Ontario @ CBC Music Festival

May 29 - Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

June 1-2 - Kodama, Japan @ FFKT Festival

June 15 - Madrid, Spain @ Paraiso Festival

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

June 18 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg

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

June 21 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Bel Etage

June 22 - Tbilisi, Georgia @ Tbilisi Open Air

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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

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

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

September 15 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick

September 17 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Coors Event Centre

September 19 - Calgary, Canada @ The Palace

September 20 - Edmonton, Canada @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

September 23 - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue

September 24 - Victoria, Canada @ Capital Ballroom

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www.rhyemusic.com

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

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BAD BOOKS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM III

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

III TRACK LISTING:

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

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

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WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE THE 2019 NOMINEES

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

MEMBER VOTING OPEN NOW UNTIL MAY 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS INDUSTRY NOMINEES
Audio Engineering Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ST. LUCIA ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 EP OUT NOW

INTIMATE & ACOUSTIC TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 7

SHOW IN TORONTO ON MAY 16

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

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


TRACK LIST:

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

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

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TRE MISSION RELEASES VIDEO FOR HENNESSY POOL VIA COMPLEX

NEW ALBUM ORPHAN BLACK
DUE THIS YEAR VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE NDN KARS (REMIX)

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

GROUP IS ON TOUR THROUGH THE SUMMER 

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

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

Tribe’s latest album, We Are The Halluci Nation, was released in September 2016 to critical acclaim. The record earned the group a spot on the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List, a JUNO win at the 2017 Awards for Producer of the Year, and a 2018 JUNO Award for Group of the Year. We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity.

A Tribe Called Red will be on tour through the summer, with Canadian stops in BC, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Full details can be found below, and stay tuned for more to come from the group through 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now shut your dirty mouth

If I could burn this town

I wouldn’t hesitate

To smile while you suffocate and die…

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

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

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

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www.idkhow.com

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ALEXANDRIA MAILLOT SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR MESSED IT UP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.alexandriamaillot.com

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

TO PERFORM ON CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY ON MAY 18

EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SPRING

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

The new music is receiving early critical praise:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.bearsdenmusic.co.uk

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

BAND ANNOUNCE RETURN TO THE UK AND EUROPE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.iceninekills.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE BORED TO TEARS MUSIC VIDEO

20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR ON SALE NOW

IN TORONTO MAY 14 AND 15

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

PRE-ORDERS NOW LIVE

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

www.zakkwylde.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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VOLUMES RELEASE COMING CLEAN EP VIA FEARLESS RECORDS TODAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERFORMING IN SOULPEPPER PRODUCTION 88KEYS IN TORONTO THROUGH JUNE                                                                                                                             

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT JASPER DANDY IN TORONTO ON MAY 26

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

About Thompson Egbo-Egbo

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH THE NOW’S THE TIME VIDEO HERE

LISTEN NOW’S THE TIME AND THIS WORLD HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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HAVIAH MIGHTY RELEASES BOLD VIDEO FOR BLAME

13TH FLOOR OUT MAY 10

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

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

WATCH VIDEOS FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR , WAVES AND WISHY WASHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CAT CLYDE SHARES NEW SINGLE WITH ANIMATED VIDEO BIRD BONE

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

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

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

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

Cat Clyde is a brand new artist out of Stratford, Ontario. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear. She breathes new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly; hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

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

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

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

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INJURY RESERVE ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP INJURY RESERVE FOR MAY 17TH

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR KORUNA & LIME

PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve

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

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

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

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

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER AND PRE-ORDER HERE                                                             

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Pre-order Radiant Dawn: smarturl.it/radiantdawn

Radiant Dawn Tracklist:

1.Days

2.Feel Emotion

3.Faithless

4.(Public Void)

5.In Moderan

6.(Airlock)

7.Terminal Beach

8.(Object Sighting)

9.Despair

10.(Under Occupation)

11.Come And See

12.Strange

13.(The Radiant Dawn)

14.Low Life

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

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

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

August 31 – Skopje, MK – Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 – Belgrade, RS – Elektropionir 

September 3 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert

September 4– Zagreb, HR – Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 – Vienna, AT – Fluc 

September 6 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory

September 7 – Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 – Rijeka, HR – Klub Zivot

September 12 – Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 – Colmar, FR – Le Grillen

September 17 – Luxembourg, LX – De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown 

September 19 – London, UK – Sebright Arms 

September 20 – Bucharest, RO – Control Club

September 21 – Cluj Napoca, RO – Form Café 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HEALTH COLLABORATE WITH GHOSTEMANE ON NEW SINGLE JUDGEMENT NIGHT

OUT NOW VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

ON TOUR WITH YOUTH CODE

PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON APRIL 23
AT VELVET UNDERGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

- Treble Magazine, ‘Album of the Week’

 

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

 

TOUR DATES:

April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

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

April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club

April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

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

April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair

April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory

May 1 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon

May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada

May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf

May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

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

May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

June 11 - Buenos Aires, ARG - Vorterix *

June 14 - São Paulo, BR - Tom Brasil *

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

July 6 - Moscow, RUS - Boi Festival

July 8 - St. Petersburg, RUS - Mod Club

July 10 - Kiev, RUS - Atlas Weekend

July 27 - Calgary, AB - Terminus Festival

* w/ The Neighbourhood

 

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BEAR’S DEN PREMIERES VIDEO FOR CROW

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

EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DEBUTED ALL NEW LIVE PRODUCTION IN THE DARKEST PERFORMANCE EVER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IRISH FOLK ICONS DERVISH RELEASE THE GREAT IRISH SONGBOOK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT RELEASE NEW TRACK SPINNING

TRACK LISTING AND ARTWORK FOR DEBUT ALBUM FLORESCENCE ALSO REVEALED

SET FOR RELEASE MAY 17 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

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

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

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

FLORESCENCE TRACK LISTING:

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

 

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

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

WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM VIOLET STREET OUT APRIL 26

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

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

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

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

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

Pre-order Violet Street here.

 

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

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

April 25 - HOLLYWOOD, CA @ Amoeba*

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

April 30 - LONDON, UK @ Oslo SOLD OUT

May 2 - PARIS, FR @ Point Ephémère SOLD OUT

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater SOLD OUT

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater SOLD OUT

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall SOLD OUT

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall SOLD OUT

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

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

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

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

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

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

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

July 21 - Wooyung, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

* - in-store performance

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CAUTY RELEASES NEW SINGLE LOLA

FOLLOWING THE OUTSTANDING SUCCESS OF HIS HIT TA TO’ GUCCI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INTELLEXUAL NEW PROJECT FROM NICO SEGAL & NATE FOX OUT NOW

LISTEN TO INTELLEXUAL HERE

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


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

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

Intlxl.com

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RUSSELL LOUDER SHARES EMOTIVE NEW SINGLE LIGHT OF THE MOON

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

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

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

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

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

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THE MARCUS KING BAND SHARE CAPTIVATING VIDEO FOR GOODBYE CAROLINA

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

SHOW IN TORONTO ON AUGUST 17

TICKETS AVAIABLE HERE

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

The Marcus King Band Tour Dates:

April 11 – Tokyo, Japan @ Billboard Live Tokyo

April 12 – Tokyo, Japan @ Billboard Live Tokyo

April 15 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory

April 17 – Melbourne, AU @ Northcote Social Club

April 18 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 19 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 21 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest 

April 26 – Charlotte, NC @ Tuck Fest

April 27 – North Charleston, SC @ Trondossa Music Festival

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

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

May 6 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall

May 8 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

May 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo's           

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

May 19 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival         

May 23 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest

May 24 – Thornville, OH @ Dark Star Jubilee

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

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

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

June 5-7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

June 10 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival

June 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

June 13 – Enschede, Netherlands @ Metropool

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

June 16 – Holmfirth, UK @ Holmfirth Picturedrome

June 18 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe

June 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

June 21 – Kent, UK - Black Deer Festival.

June 23 – Dortmund, Germany @ Musiktheater Piano

June 24 – Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum

June 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club         

June 27 – Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival

June 29 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter Festival

July 4 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival

July 6 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre   

July 9 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center*       

July 11 – Selbyville, DE @ Freeman Stage at Bayside

July 12—Snowshoe, WV @ 4848 Festival

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

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

July 20 – Gleason, WI @ Moon Dance Music Festival

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

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

July 27 – Canadaigua, NY @ CMAC PAC*

July 28 – Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival        

August 1 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum*

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

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

August 10 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*

August 11 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*

August 15 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena*

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

August 17 – Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage*

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

August 22 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena*

August 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena*

August 24 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center*

August 29 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*

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

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

*w/ Chris Stapleton

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BEAR’S DEN DEBUTS VIDEO FOR LAUREL WREATH

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

EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

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

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE
MAY 3rd AT
ROCKTHERINK.COM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LORD DYING PROGRESSIVE SLUDGE UNIT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

CANADIAN DATES IN JUNE

MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM NEARS RELEASE
VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 8 - High Water Mark - Portland, OR

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

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

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

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ENTERPRISE EARTH RELEASE THE FAILSAFE FALLACY MUSIC VIDEO

US TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

ALL NEW LP LUCIFEROUS OUT TODAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HAVIAH MIGHTY SHARES VIDEO FOR WISHY WASHY FEATURING OMEGA MIGHTY

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

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

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

WATCH VIDEOS FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR AND WAVES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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THE KING OF BACHATA ROMEO SANTOSRELEASES HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM UTOPÍA

ALONG WITH THE PREMIERE OF INMORTAL, HIS REUNION WITH AVENTURA

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

ALONG WITH THE PREMIERE OF

INMORTAL - HIS REUNION WITH AVENTURA

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Tracklisting:

1. Soy Dominicano (Intro)

2. Canalla with El Chaval de la Bachata

3. Payasos with Frank Reyes

4. La Demanda with Raulín Rodríguez

5. Millonario with Elvis Martínez

6. El Beso Que No Le Di with Kiko Rodríguez

7. Ileso with Teodoro Reyes

8. Amor Enterrado with Joe Veras

9. Me Quedo with Zacarías Ferreira

10. Los Últimos with Luis Vargas

11. Años Luz with Monchy & Alexandra

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

13. Inmortal with Aventura

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

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS PLAGUE YEARS

UNHOLY INFESTATION AVAILABLE NOW

ALL NEW LP DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR

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

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

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

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

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

TRACK LIST:

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

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

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

WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE OUT MAY 10th

WATCH CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL VIDEO HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I PREVAIL RELEASE INTIMATE NEW SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR HURRICANE

 WATCH VIDEOS FOR BOW DOWNBREAKING DOWN AND PARANOID 

SOPHOMORE ALBUM TRAUMA OUT NOW

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

 

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

Metal Insider

 

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

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


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

Trauma also represents a realization of I Prevail's full potential. The band elevates rock music by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and heavy rock. This air of danger powers the hard-hitting single, Bow Down. Watch and listen here. Companion single, Breaking Down, pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch and listen here.

With an equally melodic and momentous offering, I Prevail soar on Trauma. Smarter and more confident, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the frontlines of heavy music: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma [Fearless Records]. If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE CAROUSEL

ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM FLORESCENCE SET FOR RELEASE MAY 17 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – April 3, 2019 –
Aussies, Eat Your Heart Out, have announced the release of their debut album, Florescence, via Fearless Records on May 17. They’ve also unveiled a music video for current single, Carousel, which  sees the band caught up in their own fanciful yet bizarre fairground world.

Carousel makes reference to disconcerting and unproductive thought processes that many of us are prone to and can identify with. Vocalist Caitlin explains “Carousel is about the constant cycle of thoughts in your head that go back and forth between doubting yourself and believing that you aren’t good enough, and then having a moment of clarity when you know you’re being irrational. A lot of it comes from the idea of ‘imposter syndrome’ which a lot of people (especially women) experience at some point, where you can’t acknowledge your own achievements properly and believe that you are undeserving, and there’s a constant fear that it will all unravel and you’ll be exposed.”

Caitlin continues to talk about the album’s overall approach and its moniker: “I felt like I grew up a lot in the last year, in an emotional sense, and I learned how to deal with these kind of experiences in new ways. So I wanted a title that encompassed the idea of growing up and maturing, and it took us a while to come across the word ‘florescence’ but when we did we knew straight away that it was what we were looking for. It refers to the act of flowering or blooming, and I found it really interesting that I’d never come across the word before.”

Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Eat Your Heart Out carry on the tradition of Australia’s impressive history of musical outliers from Nick Cave and Silverchair to The Amity Affliction and Parkway Drive, but they do so unequivocally on their own terms. The group’s ability to meld aspects of grunge with an emo energy, punk power, and pop prowess can be heard on previous EP releases but their refreshingly unique approach to rock music has been levelled up on Eat Your Heart Out’s debut album.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT ARE:
Caitlin Henry [vocals] | Andrew Anderson [guitar] | Will Moore [guitar]
Dom Cant [bass] | Jake Cronin [drums]

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FAMBA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE SWEAR TO GOD

FOLLOW UP TO TOP 20 RADIO DEBUT SINGLE WISH YOU WELL

Perfectly crafted, body-moving EDM mixed with dreamy pop that contains and alternative edge.”EARMILK

The magic behind Wish You Well is its authenticity, painting a picture that is vivid and engaging. The evocative lyrics conjure feelings of sympathy, angst, and familiarity, all the while the song’s pop sensibilities hook the listener through its stellar production and delightful appeal.Daily Beat

Toronto, ON – April 1, 2019 –
Following his Top 20 radio debut, Halifax-based producer, DJ and EDM artist, Famba, is set to release his latest single, Swear to God, on April 5. His previous track, Wish You Well, has over 3.5 million global streams, and reached the #14 spot on CHR in Canada. His earlier releases, Vibe, garnered over 27 million global streams, with Space sitting at over 3 million streams to date. Pre-saving Swear to God lets fans enter a contest to win a custom Famba V-Moda Remix Bluetooth Speaker. Pre-save and enter to win here.

Swear to God is an upbeat emotionally driven song with unexpected folk inspirations yet a high level of dance appeal. Production standouts in the song include soaring gang vocals in the chorus and a powerful drop. “For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to make a song with a big chanting anthem-like chorus,” says Famba. “This song turned out exactly as I had first envisioned way back then.

Outside of his original music, Famba has also remixed fellow newcomers Tyler Shaw (Cautious, Sony Music Canada), Mahalo (Be My Love, KNGP) and Saint WKND (Survive, Sony UK). He’s also shared the stage with electronic heavyweights like Felix Cartal, Grandtheft, and many others, in addition to gaining ongoing support from tastemaker blogs, music channels and media outlets like Chill Nation, The Vibe Guide and Aux London.

With more songs in production and talk of an EP underway, stay tuned for more from Famba this year!

Pre-Save Swear to God
Stream and Watch Wish You Well

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

NEW SONG MOONSHINE AVAILABLE NOW

NEW LP HIGH IN THE SADDLE OUT MAY 31

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2019 –
Entertainment One (eOne) has singed Denison, Texas rock band, Texas Hippie Coalition, to a worldwide deal, and will release a brand new LP from the band this Spring.

Texas Hippie Coalition (THC) has released a new song called Moonshine today, which is available on all digital platforms. Moonshine is also available as an iTunes instant grat track, meaning fans who pre-order the new LP on iTunes will receive the track as an instant download.

"When you hear the word moonshine, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a mason jar filled with Grandpa’s creek water," says frontman Big Dad Ritch. "This is a different kind of moonshine. Many men throughout time have referred to their woman (sweet thang) as their sweet sunshine. Me being a creature of darkness and a lord of the night, I do all my dirty deeds under the moonlight. And when I talk about my baby girl, my sweet thang, I refer to her as my Moonshine..."

THC will release High In The Saddle, on May 31, 2019. High in the Saddle is a record full of unashamed, full-throttle ass kicking. It’s the band’s second pairing with producer Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Rob Zombie) and sixth album overall, on the heels of their #2 Billboard Heatseekers slab, Dark Side of Black. Pre-orders are available now. 

Album number six kicks off with the alarmingly catchy slither of Moonshine. It oozes everything THC stands for and smells like. A true THC manifesto, if ever there was one: swampy grooves, Crüe type partying, and a Man in Black style saga. Backyard barbeques, barroom brawls, tent revivals, and big rock festivals alike are suitable environments for the Red Dirt Metal of THC, a band with a sound so devilishly electrifying that they had to come up with a new genre to describe it. 

Big Dad Ritch captains this pirate ship of bikers, outlaws, troubadours, and hellraisers, welcoming all comers to the THC party with gregarious charisma and Southern charm. Across a half dozen albums, countless club gigs, and show-stealing performances at Rockstar Mayhem, THC has spread the good word of big riffs, big hooks, and wild times. Ritch puts the band’s evolution in Old West terms. “In the beginning, you’re an outlaw looking for direction. You gotta get the best guys for the job behind you,” he explains. “Now we know how to rob banks, how to rob stagecoaches, and how to rob trains.”

“I’m just out to have fun, man,”
 Ritch says with genuine modesty. “I never look at this as something I have to do. It’s something I /get/ to do. I just thank the Lord above that He has given me this talent that has allowed me to garner these wonderful things in life.” 

Texas Hippie Coalition continues to ride or die for truth-telling, unashamed, Red Dirt Metal badassery, winning over new acolytes every damn day. As Blabbermouth once asked: “How many more reasons do you need to try a little THC? Everybody’s doing it.” 

THC is: Big Dad Ritch // Cord Pool // Timmy Braun // Nevada Romo // Larado Romo

Tracklist:

  1. Moonshine
  2. Dirty Finger
  3. Bring It Baby
  4. Ride Or Die
  5. Tongue Like A Devil
  6. Why Aren’t You Listening
  7. Stevie Nicks
  8. BullsEye
  9. Tell It From The Ground
  10. Blue Lights On


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THE STRUMBELLAS SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE I’LL WAIT OFF NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE OUT TODAY!

BAND TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
ON APRIL 3rd

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 1st

TICKETS TO JULY 6th CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2019 – Today, The Strumbellas release their highly anticipated fourth album, Rattlesnake (in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records). To celebrate the release, the band has shared the video for their anthemic next single, I’ll Wait – which was heard for the first time, yesterday, during the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener. The video, directed by Christopher Warre Smets, and produced by Black Fawn Creative, was shot in Hamilton, ON, with the band performing in the exciting, vulnerable way fans have come to expect from The Strumbellas. Watch/share the video here, which premiered today with Billboard. Listen to/share Rattlesnake here.

Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, Rattlesnake was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston, ON and at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON.

“This album is about one main character: this guy, me, who’s out there following his dream to have his music heard, but at the same time, he’s just trying to get home,” says lead singer, Simon Ward. “The reason it’s called Rattlesnake is because it’s about him facing his fears head on. Shedding his skin, evolving, and realizing he’s got these three kids that he’s responsible for. Little humans, they’re more important than anything. They have a way of really anchoring you.”

In 2017, The Strumbellas won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset the band received critical praise from the press: “With this amazing track [Salvation], the band gets us hooked and inspired to look out into the world and see all the beauty that dwells in it,” wrote Wolf in a Suit and, “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes. Rattlesnake’s lead single, Salvation, is sitting at #6 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada, and has cracked the top 30 at HOT AC. The band will perform the hit song on Late Night with Seth Meyers, next Wednesday, April 3.

For The Strumbellas though, accolades are secondary to the connection that their music has with their fans. “I think it’s important that people feel something when they listen to music,” says Ward. “That’s my favourite thing: When I put my headphones on and it triggers something in me. It’s my hope that this music makes people feel something they may not have otherwise felt that day.”

We’ve heard from people previously that our songs have helped people through difficult times, times when they felt alone, times when they felt not quite right for the world,” says keyboardist, Dave Ritter. “I hope this record continues to do that, nestles into the nooks and crannies of someone’s life exactly the way they need it to.”

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass).

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 1, 2019 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 2, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 3, 2019 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
May 4, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 
May 6, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 
May 8, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 10, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
May 11, 2019 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
May 13, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 14, 2019 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues 
May 16, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – the Fonda Theatre
May 17, 2019 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory 
May 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades 
May 19, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
May 21 2019 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
May 22, 2019 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
June 3, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre 
June 4, 2019 – Detroit, MA – Majestic Theatre 
June 6, 2019 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
June 7, 2019 – Minneapolis, NM – Fine Line Music Cafe
June 8, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
June 10, 2019 – Denver, CA – Ogden Theatre 
June 12, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
June 14, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
June 15, 2019 – Tinley Park, IL – 101 WKQX Piqniq
June 27, 2019 – Montreal, QC – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
June 29, 2019 – Syracuse, NY – Sharkey's Bar and Grill
July 6, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – Botanical Gardens
August 11, 2019 – Zofingen, Switzerland – Heitere Open Air

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LORD DYING DECIBEL MAGAZINE PREMIERES FREED FROM THE PRESSURES OF TIME

FULL-LENGTH MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM TO SEE RELEASE APRIL 26 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE ENVY THE END HERE


"...its slow build into soaring melodies and heavier sludge is extremely gratifying, feeling like a journey was accomplished over the song's runtime." – Decibel

Toronto, ON – March 28, 2019 – Mysterium Tremendum
, is the long-awaited new full-length from Portland progressive sludge metal merchants, Lord Dying. Captured at Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and swathed in the striking planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd, the band’s first full-length in four years is a monolithic, riff-heavy concept album boasting eleven heaving tracks that explore the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife.

In advance of the record’s release, Decibel Magazine is premiering second single, Freed From The Pressures Of Time. Issues guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson of the brooding tune, “This track is pretty experimental and progressive for us; we’re very psyched with how it turned out. The song itself is a derivative of a dream that The Dreamer/protagonist of the album is having, longing for death; A paradox for an immortal entity.”

Decibel calls the track, "one of the album's most enthralling cuts," adding, "its slow build into soaring melodies and heavier sludge is extremely gratifying, feeling like a journey was accomplished over the song's runtime."

Stream Lord Dying’s Freed From The Pressures of Time, alongside an interview with Olsen courtesy of Decibel Magazine, here. If you missed it, check out first single, Envy The End, here. Mysterium Tremendum will drop worldwide on April 26th via Entertainment One (eOne) on CD, double LP, and digital formats, pre-order options here.

An emotionally satisfying record, lyrically and musically Mysterium Tremendum’s exploration of death goes beyond the mere longing for it in order to see what lies beyond (Lacerated Psyche is about the death of guitarist Chris Evans’ sister). There are multiple layers to it — you might even find parallels between the record’s concept and life itself. It’s a journey. And in their quest to pursue death, Lord Dying has themselves found new life. “We set out to write a record about life, and it ended up being about death,” says Olson about the band’s third studio album Mysterium Tremendum. While the new record centers around death, it focuses more on what awaits us on the other side while also exploring our culture’s fear of dying, and the struggles with our own mortality. The ideas for the concept have been kicking around for some time, but it’s fitting that they’re only now coming to fruition.

At the core of these Portland, Oregon, heavy metal titans is Olson and Evans, who’ve been composing music together since fifth grade. They formed Lord Dying before they had a name or a record when another Portland powerhouse Red Fang beckoned them to open some shows for them in 2010. Two records and countless live performances — including tours with Voivod and Crowbar — followed. Mysterium Tremendum is the record Olson and Evans have wanted to make since the band’s inception. It’s easily Lord Dying’s most musically diverse album, but one that could only be made following the band’s jackhammer 2013 debut Summon The Faithless, and 2015’s brooding Poisoned Altars. “It’s more along the lines of what we wanted to do early on,” says Evans. Lord Dying was already beginning to expand its musical palette — including moodier interludes and Olson’s expanded vocal range — but Olson says once the decision was made to make a concept record, he and Evans pushed themselves to match the themes musically and vocally. You’ll hear it in songs like The End Of Experience and the floating Severed Forever, which sees Olson melodically doubling his vocals before returning to his trademark growl. Shorter interludes like Tearing The Fabric Of Consciousness and Even The Darkness Went Away are stunning and fragile, like nothing the band has ever done.

Olson and Evans worked tirelessly on the songs together over the course of a year-and-a-half, using programmed drum parts, and sending ideas back and forth. As Olson puts it, “It was the first time we were really able to put things under a microscope.” The songs were all but ready by the time they headed to West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 and L.A.-based bassist Matt Price and drummer Chase Manhattan jumped right in to bring these songs of death to life. The results are huge and seamless.

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JENN GRANT ANNOUNCES NEW LP LOVE, INEVITABLE SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 31

SHARES LEAD SINGLE RAVEN TODAY

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ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA THIS SPRING

“Grant's gorgeous voice swoops and soars across shimmering pop anthems, folk gems, and sunset ballads.” – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – March 29, 2019 – Jenn Grant is happy to announce the May 31st release of her new album, Love, Inevitable.  Today, she shares a sneak peak of the album by way of a video for the power-pop first single, Raven.  Of the track, Grant notes, “Raven came from a place of trying to find my own power when I was crowded with self-doubt. For me, it’s about taking a step into the unknown and learning to trust yourself.  It’s about making a choice to let go of the idea that you needed something or someone, and finally stepping into your freedom.”  Watch the video, directed by Daniel Ledwell, here.

Love, Inevitable is the follow up to 2016’s, Paradise, around which Consequence of Sound called out Grant’s “majestic vocals” and Stereogum noted she created something that’s both a bit familiar and a little otherworldly.”  

Grant believes in, while writing a song, the power of intuition; that she can feel something in the air and has to catch it.  The peculiar and enthralling magical quality of the Halifax folk-pop singer’s songwriting and performance persists all around Love, Inevitable.

The new album is a marker for a period of change in Grant’s life; of moving through one moment and leaving it behind, almost carefree, for another.  After making four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell (and being nominated for three JUNO Awards), Grant stepped out of her usual comfort zone and reached out to Grammy nominated American producer and engineer, Tucker Martine. A synergetic and collaborative team was born, spending the bulk of the summer months recording in Portland, Oregon

Grant would be going through a massive period of personal change during the time following Paradise, specifically because of her pregnancy. It was many years of personal struggle, amidst touring and making records before she could create the family she had always wanted.

Love, Inevitable is and isn’t about motherhood. A direct conversation of motherhood is omitted and instead we’re left with an impression of this process; “Some of the guitar songs I wrote in this little window of a few days where I felt this kind of energy around me. I didn’t know I was pregnant yet and those were when those songs were written. Those songs are special to me.”

Grant wrote the tracks in her living room in Halifax, turning to a Roland keyboard, experimenting with different tunings on her acoustic guitar and a banjo. She then flew to Portland, Oregon in July 2018 to record at Martine’s Flora Recording and Playback.  Of the experience, Martine says, “Jenn is my favorite kind of collaborator. She showed up with fantastic songs, great ideas and a willingness to try anything. We immediately found a mutual love for the record making process being about discovery, trusting each other and surprising ourselves. This brings a vivacious quality to a record.”

What makes Love, Inevitable compelling is its ease, despite the struggle and personal heartache that went into the writing of these songs. The record’s title comes from a moment when Grant heard Martine’s wife, Laura Veirs, singing the Daniel Johnston song, True Love Will Find You in the End. She found symmetry here, remembering how her husband used to sing her that song as well.  The song reminds Grant of her own trek back to both herself and to finding her own family.

As the Johnston song goes, ‘‘Not giving up until... you step out into the light, the light... true love will find you in the end.”

LOVE, INEVITABLE TRACKLIST:

  1. Raven
  2. Our Love
  3. Keep A Light On
  4. Arizona
  5. Favourite Daughter
  6. Magic And Mistakes
  7. Sweet Grass
  8. Bird At Midnight
  9. Lost In Our Wishes
  10. Lay Me Down

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 5 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop – SOLD OUT
April 6 – Tamworth, ON – Abbott Hall – SOLD OUT
April 11 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
April 12 – Gravenhurst, ON – Peter’s Players
April 13 – Elora, ON – Elora Brewing Company – SOLD OUT
April 17 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse Concert Hall
April 18 – Paris, ON – Dominion Telegraph Event Centre – SOLD OUT
April 19 & 20 – Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
May 14 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
May 15 – Regina, SK – Artesian on 13th
May 16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
May 17 – Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper
May 18 – Calgary, AB – National Music Centre at Studio Bell
May 21 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Café
May 22 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar, Hume Hotel|
May 23 – Nanaimo, BC – St. Andrew’s United Church|
May 24 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom|
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

June 4 – New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 23-25 – Denmark – Tønder Festival

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DENZEL CURRY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR BLACK BALLOONS FEAT. TWELVE'LEN AND GOLDLINK

JOINING BILLIE EILISH ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH STOPS IN TORONTO ON JUNE 11 AND LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12

PERFORMING AT OSHEAGA ON AUGUST 2

RELEASING BLACK BALLOONS, THE LOVE BELOW REMIX PACK ON MARCH 29

PRE-ORDER ON LIMITED EDITION PICTUREDISC

What the press is saying about Denzel Curry and TA13OO:

"The power of his performance, the veracity of his pen, and the color of his wordplay make him an expert at voicing the tribulations of this doomed condition we call being young." - Pitchfork

"A fascinating, breathing document of a young emcee's search for himself." - Rolling Stone

"He already feels like a seasoned veteran of the rap game." - XXL

Toronto, ON – March 27, 2019 – Today, Denzel Curry is sharing a new video from his critically-acclaimed album, TA13OO. The visual for Black Balloons, featuring Twelve'len and Goldlink, is taken from the first of the album's three acts and arrives as the prequel to the previously-released visuals for Clout Cobain and Vengeance, completing the sinister story of being an industry pawn. The visual, directed Zev Deans, opens with Curry being promised millions and international fame, but the facade quickly unravels as he discovers he's just a ploy in the seedy, drug-fueled circus that represents the underbelly of the music industry. 

Denzel is also announcing a new pack of remixes by Miami collective, Love Below. Black Balloons, The Love Below Remix Pack features remixes of some of TA13OO's standout tracks by Love Below members, Telescope Thieves, Cancrejo, Manuvers, JerriousB, Pazmal, and Louby, and will be available on a limited edition picturedisc. The Love Below is a Miami-based collective that hosts a weekly party established in July 2015, that consistently pushes a new wave of sounds. The remix pack and video arrive as Denzel prepares to join Billie Eilish on tour across North America, beginning May 29 in San Francisco, with stops in Toronto on June 11 and Laval on June 12, and ending July 13 in San Diego. Denzel will also have festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands to follow in August.

Watch Black Balloons ft. Twelve'len and Goldlink above, find full tour routing and more info on the album and remixes below.

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

April 6 - Toluca, MX - Ceremonia

May 12 - Miami, FL - Rolling Loud

May 29 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center

June 1 - New York, NY - Governor's Ball

June 2 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park

June 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair

June 5 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

June 7 - Kansas City, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

June 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory

June 9 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom

June 11 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

June 12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell

June 14 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The MET Philadelphia

June 18 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17

June 19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

June 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem

June 21- Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater

June 23 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park

June 28 - Wretcher, BE - Rock Wretcher

June 29 - Stockholm, SE - Lollapalooza Stockholm

July 3 - Oslo, NO - Kadetten

July 4 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

July 5 - Zamardi, HU - Balaton Sound

July 6 - Dublin, IE - Longitude

July 7 - London, UK - Wireless

July 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

July 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre

July 13 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater

July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle

July 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

August 1- Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza 

August 2 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga

August 9-11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

Denzel Curry Black Balloons: The Love Below Remix Pack
ULT / Loma Vista Recordings
(March 29, 2019)

1. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Telescope Thieves Remix)
2. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Cancrejo Remix)
3. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Manuvers Remix)
4. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (JerriousB Remix)
5. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Pazmal Remix)
6. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Louby Remix)
7. BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ

STREAM: TA13OO

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Black Balloons:
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Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

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ANDREW BIRD PREMIERES MANIFEST VIDEO

MY FINEST WORK YET OUT NOW

MY FINEST WORK YET TOUR WITH YOLA,
MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, CHICANO BATMAN AND MORE

SHOWS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER THIS FALL

“Andrew Bird unspools an ambitious take on the circle of life” – Rolling Stone

“Singer songwriter hits his peak” – Q

“Blending themes of politics and modern science into his fashion of storytelling, My Finest Work Yet is a true tour de force.” – Exclaim!

“My Finest Work Yet taps into a vibrant, labyrinthine inner world of heady emotion…and brilliant songwriting.” – Consequence of Sound

Toronto, ON – March 25, 2019 – Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird’s, new album, My Finest Work Yet, is out now on Loma Vista Recordings. Listen/purchase here. Along with the new album, Bird has premiered an animated video by Andrea Nakhla for Manifest – watch here.

Bird is also sharing the details of his forthcoming My Finest Work Yet tour that will find him on an expansive run of North American dates, including shows in Toronto and Vancouver. Bird will be joined by a variety of guests including Yola, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chicano Batman, Madison Cunningham, Tift Merritt, and a co-headline date in Boston with Calexico and Iron & Wine. See below for full details and buy tickets here.

My Finest Work Yet was produced by Paul Butler and recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Single, Bloodless, set the tone of the project for Bird, he explains, “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what makes us whole.” The lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. Meanwhile, piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul. Bird was joined on the album by Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on Archipelago.

TOUR DATES:
April 2 & 3 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 8 & 9 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
May 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Emerge
June 3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern*
July 11 - Asheville, NC - Highland Brewing Company
July 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
July 13 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art†
July 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 16 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre*
September 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre‡
September 14 - Washington, DC - The Anthem‡
September 16 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore‡
September 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre‡
September 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel‡
September 20 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Music Festival
September 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion**
September 23 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
September 24 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
September 25 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
September 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 27 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
October 17 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre††
October 18 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall††
October 19 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre††
October 21 - Davis, CA - Mondavi Center††
October 22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater††
October 24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues§
October 26 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren§
October 28 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly§
October 29 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Pac Annette Strauss Stage§
October 30 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s§
November 1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
November 2 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
*—with Madison Cunningham
†—with Tift Merritt
‡—with Chicano Batman
§—with Yola
**—Co-headline with Calexico and Iron & Wine
††—with Meshell Ndegeocello

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DYNORO RELEASES NEW SINGLE OBSESSED FEATURING INA WROLDSEN

WATCH VIDEO FOR OBSESSED HERE

PREVIOUS SINGLE IN MY MIND NOW PLATINUM IN CANADA

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Today, Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen release single, Obsessed, via SONY Music. Watch the official video and buy/stream the track here.

“I try to climb into your skin, I try to locate the beating of your heart, I walk for hours inside you, I talk to my boys and try to find your heart.” Listening to this single’s lyrics pays off. What Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen put into this track is some kind of psycho-thriller – because being obsessed is inexplicable, unhealthy, and scary. It’s when you love so hard, you really want to get under the other person’s skin and risk losing yourself in it completely. No wonder, the chorus cannot stand the intensity: “Baby, you gotta let me out, I gotta get free – I’m too invested.

Ina Wroldsen, the deeply interesting Norwegian singer-songwriter, who worked with Calvin Harris on How Deep Is Your Love, and was awarded one of the country’s most successful female musicians in 2018, wrote the powerful lyrics and melody. On Obsessed, she comments, “This is a different kind of love song. It’s about the moment you realize, your love is turning from healthy and mutual to obsessive and excruciating. It was a fascinating song to write because it allowed me to get in touch with a darker side of myself, describing the search for a love that you know, deep down, isn’t there anymore.”

Finding the right production for a song like this is absolutely crucial – Wroldsen, who already worked with Clean Bandit and Jax Jones, to name just a few, knows this. She was all the more thrilled about Dynoro's approach. “I was very excited when I heard his production of the record, as I felt he really added to the darkness and the pulse of the song. I think he’s one of the most intriguing young DJ/producers out there at the moment. When I hear Dynoro, I hear something totally new and uncompromising,” she says.

Apart from this electrifying musical handwriting, the 19-year-old mysterious DJ and producer from Lithuania moves through the realms of Spotify and the charts like a phantom – there’s just a set of impressive numbers. Dynoro's 2018 debut mash-up, In My Mind, is now platinum in Canada, and was #1 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Shazam in 13 countries – ranking Shazam’s global No.1 for eight weeks – was #1 in the German charts for almost three months and 2018’s most successful song, reached #1 in US dance radio, and ranked at #5 in the UK single charts. Billboard’s Critic’s Picks listed In My Mind”as one of the 30 Best Dance/Electronic Songs, the track amassed 530 million streams and sold 3.2 million copies altogether.

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HAVIAH MIGHTY RETURNS WITH MORE BARS ON WAVES FEATURING SEAN LEON

NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR
SET FOR RELEASE MAY 10, 2019

ALBUM TO INCLUDE CLAIRMONT THE SECOND
2OOLMAN (A TRIBE CALLED RED), ROBOTAKI AND MORE

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ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Fresh off a jam-packed weekend performing at JUNOFest and rocking the red carpet at the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, Ontario, prolific Brampton-via-Toronto artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, shares her new single and video, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon. The song drops in tandem with the announcement of her forthcoming album, 13th Floor, out on May 10. Watch the video for Waves here, and pre-order the album now.

“It’s funny how this track came together. Initially, I produced this in 2016. Then, in 2018, I showed it to a friend/producer, Young Dreadz, who asked for the stems and really fluffed it up! Later that year, I showed it to 2oolman who essentially sampled some elements of the Young Dreadz/Haviah collab, and it turned into this epic, cinematic, bar-centric record. Finally, I reached out to Sean Leon and felt his voice, sound and style were perfect for this record,” Haviah says of the track.

“I was feeling myself when I first produced this, so this song became a representation of self confidence, hence the reoccurring ‘You must think I’m fly’ as if reaffirming that you MUST think so, because I am. Sean Leon’s verse then comes in where he raps about his accomplishments, successes and drip. He touches on progression, and briefly visits a short monologue about fear, but then quickly comes back to reality - we’re still fly!”

Waves joins previous single, In Women Colour, which arrived on International Women’s Day – watch the video here. The singles complete half of the first four tracks appearing on the record, released prior to the album launch, giving listeners a sneak peek to the overall body of work. Both videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork seen above.

13th Floor follows Haviah’s acclaimed 2017 release, Flower City, and highlights her vast musical influences, sharp songwriting and production style. She co-executively produced the record alongside 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Sean Leon, Clairmont The Second, and her sister, Omega Mighty. Additional production credits include Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and Mighty Prynce. See below for a complete tracklist.

Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this weekend, then returns to Canada for a stop at Oshawa Music Week on April 5 for a show at The Diezel Room. See below for a complete list of dates.

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

13th Floor Tracklist:

1.In Women Colour (prod. Haviah Mighty & Obuxum)

2.Waves feat. Sean Leon (prod. Young Dreadz, Haviah Mighty, & 2oolman)

3.Wishy Washy ft. Omega Mighty (prod. Taabu & 2oolman)

4.Blame (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)

5.Thirteen (prod. 2oolman & Robotaki)

6.Smoke feat. Clairmont The Second (prod. 2oolman & Clairmont The Second)

7.You Don’t Love Me (prod. 2oolman & Lambo)

8.Fugazi (prod. Haviah Mighty & 2oolman)

9.Squad (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

10. Oh My (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

11.Ride (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

12.Bag Up (prod. Mighty Prynce)

13.Kiss It (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)

Pre-order 13th Floor:  smarturl.it/13thfloor
Buy/stream Waves (featuring Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves
Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room

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DONNA GRANTIS RELEASES DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TODAY VIA EONE

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ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28
AT DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none” Prince

“A forward-thinking player with incendiary chops, Grantis’ technique is also laden with feel.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Being a Prince protégé, a longtime session player and a kick-ass guitarist in her own right, Grantis is committed to excellence, and it's at work here, from the composition to the layered production.”Exclaim!
 

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” – Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL, and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, debuts her solo album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE today via eOne. Stream/share here.

Born and raised in Toronto, Grantis received local love on the release, with Exclaim! proclaiming her a “musical legend” in their 8/10 review, noting, “Grantis is committed to excellence, and it's at work here, from the composition to the layered production.” In this week’s issue of NOW Magazine, Grantis rocked pieces from Toronto designers, Call and Response, in an exclusive feature interview highlighting the album and her career to date.

Associated Press proclaimed, “Recorded live-to-tape in just two days, a pace similar to that of many great jazz albums, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE is an experimentally adventurous set, which contains ample evidence why Prince held Grantis in such high regard.” Vintage Guitar Magazine says, “Razor sharp guitars and lively percussion make this an intense treat.”

 

In support of the release, Grantis is set to play an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club. You can find more info and tickets here.

Previously released tracks include, MR MAJESTIC, as well as title track, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which premiered at Billboard. In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, TRASHFORMER, and VIOLETTA, in collaboration with guitarist, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records.

The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart, and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader—writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene—fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

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PARTING GIFT RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR 3:07 (MOONLIGHT)

FROM THEIR ENSOM EP – OUT TODAY ON FEARLESS RECORDS

LIVE APPEARANCES WITH DREAM STATE, UNDEROATH AND NECK DEEP COMING UP

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Parting Gift’s
, Ensom EP, is released today via Fearless Records and the band have also revealed a music video for 3:07 (Moonlight), a track from the EP. “This is the first cry for help, the plea to the enemy,” says vocalist, Zac Vernon, of the composition. “When one attempts to face their nemesis and ask it what it wants, only to realize it wants nothing but the suffering. It is the understanding that the paralysis it brings about one can only endure without fighting it. This is where one surrenders themselves to the black water.”

The video follows visual accompaniments to further EP tracks, Without Sin and Pale, all three showcasing a strong aesthetic. The atmosphere, beauty, darkness and depth of Parting Gift’s black metal roots can be pinpointed throughout their own sound and aesthetic. Combined with the layered shimmer of shoegaze, gorgeous simplicity of indie and bludgeoning weight of post-hardcore, it is a smorgasbord of influences designed to ensnare and enrapture.

Parting Gift is a place of expression through the emotions that this existence deals out. Be it through love or loss, hatred or hardship, the music exists to be dissected. Using the darkness of the world we live in to create something beautiful is a very special trait and one that Vernon doesn’t take lightly. “As you grow up you realise that the world isn’t always a happy place to live in. Speaking from personal experience, I have seen a lot of bad things happen. Going into Parting Gift, I was viewing everything in a really negative light. Even though things have changed now, I can still channel all of that negativity into the way I write. I could be in the best mood but I could still come up with the darkest lyrics. I just couldn’t write something happy now.”

Ultimately Parting Gift is more than just a band. It is a feeling of release that we all possess. An urge deep inside that wants to break out, letting us be as happy, sad, angry or passionate as we want to be. Even at such an early stage in their journey, the band is serving as a vessel for the most human parts of existence and Zac hopes that can continue as they venture deeper in what it truly means to be. “Going forward I want to hone in on the craft of enabling people to feel like they belong to something. We want people to feel like they are an integral part of all of this.”

Parting Gift will hit the road in the UK with Dream State next week, have just been announced as support to Underoath in London in June and will be playing various festivals this summer including Download Festival.

PARTING GIFT ARE:
Zac Vernon (vocals) | Peter Vybiral (guitars)  
Jack Dutton (guitars) | George Barnes (drums)

TOUR DATES:
March 28 – Reading – Face Bar^
March 29 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum^ 

April 1 – Guildford – Boileroom^

April 2 – Oxford – Bullingdon^

April 3 – Peterborough – Met Lounge^

April 4 – Birmingham – Flapper^

April 6 – Blackpool – Bootleg Social^
April 7 – Manchester – Deaf Institute^
April 12 – Newcastle – Think Tank^

April 14 – Leeds – Key Club^
April 15 – Hull – Welly^

April 16 – Nottingham – Bodega^

April 17 – London – Underworld^

April 19 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio^

April 20 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms^

April 21 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin^

April 22 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach^
April 25 – Brighton – Concorde 2 (with Neck Deep)
May 3 – Dorset – Teddy Rocks Festival
May 5 – Leicester – Handmade Festival
June 5 – London – Electric Ballroom (with Underoath)
June 15 – Download Festival
^ with Dream State

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AMAARA SHARES COVER OF RADIOHEAD’S HOUSE OF CARDS

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO HERE

UPCOMING SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – AMAARA is the ethereal pop music and multi-media project of Kaelen Ohm. Today, she releases a stunning cover of Radiohead’s House Of Cards. In addition, AMAARA will be sharing new music on the road, opening for RY X on select dates, including New York, Montreal, Toronto and Chicago. See below for details. Watch the lyric video for House Of Cards and stream the song here.

“The Radiohead cover was recorded in my studio in Toronto on Dufferin at Queen Street West two years ago, prior to the building being torn down. A couple of friends and I played musical chairs and got it done in a couple of half day sessions,” AMAARA says of the creative process. “I held on to the recording thinking I wanted to spend more time with the mix, then it sort of ended up on the back burner. I recently revisited it and realized it was finished. Thom Yorke is an artist I highly respect in so many ways. This song has always been one of my favourite Radiohead songs since I heard In Rainbows in 2007.”

With plans to work on new music throughout 2019, House Of Cards is a highlight of AMAARA’s return to music from a brief hiatus, as she has been heavily pursuing her acting career. The results include being one of eight actors to attend the Actors Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre, and her first lead role in an independent feature film.

A musician, actor and award winning filmmaker, Ohm began AMAARA as a basement project in between tours as a guitarist and singer for Canadian band, Reuben and The Dark. AMAARA’s debut EP, Black Moon, was released in 2017. Watch a video for the title track, and listen to album single, Dreamcatcher.

The six-track EP featured guest appearances by Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene, L.A. Guitarist/Producer Joel Shearer, and Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer Shawn Everett. Recorded at OCL Studios in Calgary and at The Banff Centre, as well as pieces in Ohm’s basement in Calgary and Shearer’s home in Topanga Canyon, L.A., Ohm calls the album a practice in creative self-trust. 

“It was time for me to birth something musically that came from deep within my heart without too much outside influence or without doing something too specific. I learned a lot making this EP though in some ways I feel I’ve already personally outgrown it and am ready to do something new and different.”

The title track, and My Ocean, were performed solely by Ohm aside from guest cello appearance by Clea Anaïs of Raleigh on My Ocean. With explosive orchestral drums, soaring synths and haunting vocals, the songs on Black Moon explore themes of womanhood, water, connection to the cosmos and the journey through the dark side of the mind. 

TOUR DATES:
March 23 – Murmurr – New York, NY
March 24 – National – Montreal, QC
March 25 – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON

March 26 - Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS SHARE CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL FT. BOSLEN

LEAD SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 10th

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – Following the announcement of their new full-length album, Trapline, which is set for release on May 10th, award-winning hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, share the record’s lead single, Creator Made An Animal. The track premiered via The FADER, who praised its energetic defiance that we urgently need”. Listen to Creator Made An Animal on Spotify and Apple Music, and watch the music video here.  

“Creator Made An Animal is our way of paying homage to the place that we call home as our spirits awaken and our people rise up,” the band comments. “Creator Made An Animal carries an aggressive and assertive energy that imitates the way society portrays Indigenous people and People of Colour across Turtle Island. Our ancestors were stereotyped as savages, and we are often regarded as the pissed-off generation who haven’t gotten over what colonization has done to our lands and to our people. Through stylish delivery, we proclaim ourselves as the Father 7th Generation and let the world know that we aren’t changing for anyone. The future is ours. We are powerful as human beings and it’s integral that we respect the knowledge that was passed down from our ancestors. Many of us also carry their pain, but every single one of us carry their power. Embrace that power, stay true to that power and to yourself!”

Trapline brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, "The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.

Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.

Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

TOUR DATES:
May 8 - The Slaughtered Lamb - London, UK
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - TBA - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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INJURY RESERVEDROP VIDEO FOR JAILBREAK THE TESLA FEATURING AMINE

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – Injury Reserve just dropped another song/video called Jailbreak The Tesla. Directed by group member/producer, Parker Corey, the video and track features friend and collaborator, Aminé. Full of Hype Williams references a la fisheye lens shots and quick cut cinematography, the video is yet another impressive visual from the Phoenix, Arizona rap trio who dropped their video/track, Jawbreaker, in January. Check out the video for Jailbreak The Tesla here.

Injury Reserve’s previous single, Jawbreaker, features Rico Nasty along with fellow Phoenicians, PRO TEENS, and the video was directed by Parker Corey of Injury Reserve. Watch it here.

Stay posted on much more to come from the recent Loma Vista Recordings signees in 2019.

About Injury Reserve

Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted A MINUS from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special? 

For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published an 8/10 review of Live from the Dentist Office, and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.” 

They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office, where Corey’s grandfather practices, to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings, and are prepping their debut studio album, set for release this year.

Buy and stream Jailbreak The Tesla: fanlink.to/bxcH

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TEN KILLS THE PACK TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE DRUNK ALL THE TIME THIS FRIDAY

TRACK TO BE FOUND ON UPCOMING EP FORCE MAJEURE

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SINGLE BARCELONA SURPASES 300K STREAMS


SHOW IN TORONTO MAY 3RD AT THE RIVOLI – TICKETS

Toronto, ON – March 20, 2019 –
Ten Kills The Pack, is gearing up to release his newest single, Drunk All The Time, this Friday March 22. The heartachingly beautiful track is the fourth single from the forthcoming EP, Force Majeure, and comes after the streaming successes of previously released tracks, Barcelona, You Just Want to Feel Whole Again, and When I Say You Are Killing Me. You can catch Ten Kills The Pack live in Toronto on May 3 at the Rivoli in Toronto (details below). Pre-save Drunk All The Time, here and follow Ten Kills The Pack on Spotify, here.

Drunk All the Time, is a piece that really feels like the telling of honest situations, felt by many perhaps,” says singer-songwriter Sean Sroka. “It’s also conveyed with all the melodramatics that these hit-and-miss romances I witnessed or endured felt like it came with during the time. The song wasn’t exactly instigated by an individual but more so by the environment of people I was surrounded with. It was inspired by people at different places in their lives- the places where their potential partners were not.

Born in Mississauga, ON, Ten Kills The Pack, is a project that was shaped and raised in Toronto. Its poetic focused material is put forth by Sroka; a musician deriving from multiple bands, genres, and touring music projects such as Aukland, Sure, and En Riet.

The project has already seen the release of three singles – Barcelona and You Just Want to Feel Whole Again and When I Say You Are Killing Me – with Drunk All The Time to then be compiled into the upcoming EP, Force Majeure. Second single, You Just Want To Feel Whole Again, was included on Spotify’s Folk Favourites playlist, Barcelona has already seen over 300K streams, while When I Say You Are Killing Me was added to The Most Beautiful Songs In The World, Folk & Friends, Introducing and Chill Singer Songwriter playlists.

Between previous ventures, Sroka has been propelled onto stages to support Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado on an Ontario University tour, song placements on Sportsnet for Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay’s games, support at The Phoenix, multiple festival showcases including CMW, NXNE, and two successful East Coast tours to Newfoundland and back.

Stay tuned for more from Ten Kills The Pack throughout 2019!

TEN KILLS THE PACK IN TORONTO
Friday, May 3 – The Rivoli
332 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Doors: 9:00pm
RSVP | Tickets

Stream Barcelona
Stream You Just Want to Feel Whole Again
Stream When I Say You Are Killing Me
Pre-save Drunk All The Time


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THE STANDSTILLS SET TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT LABEL FULL-LENGTH ALBUM BADLANDS

HITTING THE ROAD IN CANADA WITH MONSTER TRUCK

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 –
The Standstills are gearing up to release their new album Badlands, this Friday March 22 through eOne Music.  Described as The White Stripes body slammed by Queens Of The Stone Age, The Standstills have broadening their horizon and defining their craft with their debut label release. “It’s guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll,” lead singer and guitarist Jonny Fox declares. Drummer and singer Renee Couture defines the record as “If wild west Clint Eastwood and Belle Starr had a rock and roll baby.” The Canadian rock duo is already off to a great start with their latest singles including Wild, which reached #7 on Active Rock radio. The track is a hypnotic high-powered number with a magnetic and gritty guitar lick, featuring Couture’s mountainous drums all topped with Fox’s dynamic and vigorous vocal. The Standstills have paired these elements seductively with psychedelic imagery and video’s, putting this duo in the sights of trend setters and rockers alike.

This record follows the success of their 2015 EP, From The Devil’s Porch, featuring the breakout single, Orleans which reached #4 on active rock radio charts in Canada, with Rise of the Fall, top 10 and Shotgun, top 15. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and iTunes named it one of the best rock albums of the year.

In 2018, the band also received over one million streams on Spotify and performed a sold out show at the Reeperbahn festival held in Hamburg Germany. The group recently wrapped up a sixteen date tour across eight countries in Europe with The Lazy’s, and is currently hitting the road in Canada with Monster Truck for a series of dates.

BADLANDS TRACKLIST:

  1. Wild
  2. Butcher
  3. Shaker Down
  4. Whiskey and Mead
  5. Living too Fast
  6. Cold Blooded Killer
  7. Black Hill Creek
  8. Diablo
  9. Red Sky
  10. Liquor Store

TOUR DATES:
March 26 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON*
March 28 - The Marquee Ballroom - Halifax, NS*
March 29 - Tide & Boar - Moncton, NB*
March 30 - Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market - Fredericton, NB*
April 5 - The Music Hall Concert Theatre - Oshawa, ON*
April 6 - The Moose & Goose - Thorold, ON*
June 30 - Tail Creek Mud & Music Festival - Nevis, AB+
July 20 - Les Grandes Fetes Telus - Rimouski, QC^
* w/Monster Truck
+ w/ Pop Evil & Grandson
^ w/Nickelback

Pre-save Badlands here

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www.thestandstills.com

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DENZEL CURRY’S ICONIC BULLS ON PARADE COVER IMMORTALIZED ON STREAMING SERVICES

AS HEARD ON TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION - WATCH VIDEO

TOUR WITH BILLIE EILISH BEGINS IN MAY
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO
ON JUNE 11 AND LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12

“This is why you listen to triple j – because of moments like we just had.

Hands down – Like A Version 2019, knocked out of the park” – Ben & Liam, triple j

“A throwdown of blistering proportions” – Consequence Of Sound

“Curry committed his whole heart (and, like, maybe a lung?) to the performance” – The FADER

“It's a nigh-on unhinged yet supremely controlled re-working that just absolutely slays right from the off.” – CLASH

 “An absolute balls-to-the-wall rendition of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Bulls On Parade’…an early contender for the best LAV of 2019.” Junkee

“Curry delivers with an intensity and wild rage that’s sure to leave listeners completely floored.” – Music Feeds

“… the best Like A Version in recent memory.” – Tone Deaf

"Just played this next to my fish, is a shark now thanks" YouTube user

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2018 – Streamers rejoice - Denzel Curry’s iconic Triple J Like A Version of Rage Against The Machine’s Bulls On Parade is now immortalized on streaming services across the globe. The original performance was quick to break borders, with an unprecedented amount of shares and international coverage from the likes of XXL, The FADER, Stereogum, NME, Kerrang, Clash and Consequence of Sound; alongside a host of Australian praise and posts. 

The partnering video now sits at more than 7.5 million combined views on Facebook and YouTube, peaking at #2 on YouTube Trending Chart – check it out here. Denzel's live version of original track, 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Black Balloons), featuring Sampa The Great and Harts, boasts an additional 700K+ views. Watch it here.

The Bulls On Parade official release follows Denzel Curry’s recent headline run for Laneway Festival – including sold out shows in Sydney (Maxx Watt’s) and Melbourne (170 Russell) – and on the heels of his critically acclaimed, three-part album TA13OO -out now via Loma Vista Recordings.

TA13OO is the first longform statement from Denzel since his 2016 album, Imperial, which landed him on the XXL Freshman cover and helped set the template for the South Florida sound that has exploded in the last few years.

With the release of TA13OO, Denzel appeared on Billboard's Emerging Artists Top 10 at #7, debuted on the Rap Chart at #6 and the album debuted at #28 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, alongside praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Stereogum – and landing triple j Feature Album here in Australia.

After wrapping sold out North American and European tours last fall showcasing music from the album, Denzel will return to the road, this time with friend and fellow prolific artist, Billie Eilish. The tour kicks off May 24, with a stop in Toronto on June11, and Laval on June 12. Denzel will also play select festival dates, including The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, Lollapalooza Sweden, Wireless Festival in London, UK and Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, Washington. See a complete list of dates below.

Buy / Stream / Download Denzel Curry’s Bulls On Parade Like A Version cover here.

STREAM: TA13OO
Amazon | Apple Music | Spotify | Soundcloud | Youtube

 

PREVIOUSLY:
Black Balloons:
bit.ly/2Nsb8GU

Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

May 24-26 – Harvard Athletic Complex – Allston, MA

May 29 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*

May 31 – The Moda Center – Portland, OR *

June 1 - The Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park, NY

June 2 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA*

June 4 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

June 5 – Red Rocks Ampitheatre – Morrison, CO*

June 7 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO*

June 8 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN*

June 9 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL*

June 11 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON*

June 12 – Place Bell – Laval, QC*

June 14 – Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion – Boston, MA*

June 15 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA*

June 18 – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – South Street Seaport, New York, NY*

June 19 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY*

June 20 – The Anthem – Washington, DC*

June 21 – Ascend Ampitheater – Nashville, TN*

June 23 – Cadence Bank Ampitheatre at Chastain Park – Atlanta, GA*

June 28 – Festivalpark Werchter – Werchter, BG

June 28-30 – Lollapalooza Sweden – Gardet, SE

July 5 – Wireless Festival – Finsbury Park, London, UK

July 7 – Marlay Park – Rathfarnham, IR

July 9 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA*

July 11 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

July 13 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA*

July 19-21 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA

* with Billie Eilish
 

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OPERATORS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH STOPS ACROSS WESTERN CANADA

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MARCH 22

LP2 ON THE WAY

WATCH TEASER HERE

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2019 – Operators have announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, and hitting venues across western Canada and the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and more. Tickets go on sale for all dates this Friday, March 22nd, at 10:00AM local time. See all tour dates below and visi the band’s website for tickets and more information.

Operators is a Montreal-based project created by Daniel Boeckner, (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) in 2014. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. 

The band is also excited to share that LP2 news is on the way – check out the album teaser here. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavours, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalogue (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.

The band is excited to get back on the road for what will be a busy 2019. Stay tuned for more announcements.

OPERATORS ON TOUR:
May 28 - Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 3 - Winnipeg, MB - Good Will
June 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol
June 3 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
June 6 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs
June 7 - Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 8 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA - Teragram
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

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HALF ALIVE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL HEADLINING TOUR

PERFORMED ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! LAST WEEK

Toronto, ON – March 18, 2019 –
Long Beach based trio, half•alive, have announced their global headline tour for this fall. The tour kicks off in Australia on August 16 before the band embarks on a 21-date North American tour throughout September and October. The tour wraps in Glasgow, UK on November 17. Tickets are available here beginning March 22nd at 10am local time. For various pre-sale information click here.

Last Thursday half•alive made their late night television debut with a very special performance of their single, still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here. still feel. is currently skyrocketing up the charts at Alternative Radio, currently sitting within the Top 25.

Earlier this year, half•alive (Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]) dropped their new track arrow along with a video directed by lead vocalist Josh Taylor today. arrow (along with still feel.) are available at all digital retail providers now via RCA Records.

arrow is the first new release for half•alive since catapulting into the zeitgeist with their massive viral 2018 breakout still feel. Powered by a slick beat, handclaps, warbling bass, wild horns, shimmering keys, and an ecstatic falsetto-inflected chant, “I still feel alive,” it became a clarion call for the boys—oddly perfect for either a midsummer festival or a dance sequence from Pulp Fiction. Bringing the song to life, Josh drew on his film school background and self-directed an impressively choreographed video evoking vintage pops of color and the kind of throwback seventies spirit. The video organically attracted shares among fans and has already surpassed 17 million views. Additionally half•alive has garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted “All Songs Considered”, TIME and more. 

Additionally half•alive recently wrapped their completely sold out first-ever headlining tour and are currently in the studio working on their debut album.

half•alive TOUR DATES:
June 22 - Dover, DE - Firefly Festival

August 16 - Sydney, AUS - The Metro 

August 17 - Melbourne, VIC - Howler 

August 19 - Brisbane, QLD - The Zoo  

August 21 - Auckland, NZ - The Tuning Fork 

September 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda 

September 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 

September 16 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn 

September 17 - Dallas, TX -  Trees

September 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall  

September 20 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham 

September 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

September 23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 

September 24 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan 

September 26 - Charlotte, NC - Underground

September 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 

October 2 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

October 3 - Boston, MA - Paradise 

October 4 - Montreal, QC - Astral 

October 5 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club 

October 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

October 8 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall 

October 9 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews 

October 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre 

October 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity  

October 15 - Denver, CO - Gothic

October 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex

November 12 - London, UK - Electric Brixton

November 13 - Birmingham, UK - o2 Institue 3

November 14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla 

November 16 - Dublin, IE - Academy (Green Room) 

November 17 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts

www.halfalive.co

 

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I PREVAIL RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR PARANOID

BAND TO DROP NEW ALBUM TRAUMA ON MARCH 29

Toronto, ON – March 18, 2019 – Detroit's I Prevail have shared the video for the song, Paranoid, from their second full-length, Trauma. Watch and listen here.

Trauma will be released on March 29 through Fearless Records and is available for pre-order in physical and digital formats here

Trauma represents a moment of triumph in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet— Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (harsh vocals), Steve Menoian (lead guitar), and Dylan Bowman (rhythm guitar). Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout. Lifelines, they faced unforeseen hardship that might've broken any other band. Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating vocal injury that jeopardized his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Conflicted with thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a decision. He got together with his band brothers in 2018 and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer, Tyler Smith (Falling In Reverse), they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.

Trauma also represents a realization of I Prevail's full potential. The band elevates rock music by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and heavy rock. This air of danger powers the hard-hitting single, Bow Down. Watch and listen here. Companion single, Breaking Down,  pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch and listen here.

With an equally melodic and momentous offering, I Prevail soar on Trauma. Smarter and more confident, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the frontlines of heavy music: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma (Fearless Records). If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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BEOGA RELEASES NEW SONG MATTHEW’S DAUGHTER FEATURING DEVIN DAWSON

TRACK WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY BEOGA, ED SHEERAN AND SNOW PATROL’S JOHNNY MCDAID

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Irish “new wave trad” quintet, Beoga, have returned with new song, Matthew’s Daughter, featuring Devin Dawson. Listen here. The track was written and composed by Beoga, Ed Sheeran, and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, and was produced by Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Lykke Li).

In speaking about the song, Beoga says, “Matthew’s Daughter is about being thankful and acknowledging your loved ones and where they come from; it’s something most people can relate to. We are delighted Devin agreed to collaborate with us on this one. His voice lends itself perfectly to this song and we were very careful not to get in the way and over play it. Together, we’ve hopefully created something that people will love.”

Devin Dawson adds, "When I first heard about the opportunity to collaborate with Beoga, I was really intrigued by the chance to expand my horizons and fuse my perspective on music with someone else’s. Matthew’s Daughter is a beautifully honest song that tells a story I think we can all relate to at least at one point in our lives. Plus, how dope is it that in today’s world we have the ability to jam on a song from across the globe? I never would have expected to be singing on an Irish song, but the more I dive in, the more I’m discovering how similar both our genres are. I’m really honored to be a small part of this project coming from Beoga, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it."

Beoga, which is Irish for lively, is comprised of bodhrán player and unofficial spokesman, Eamon Murray, Séan Óg Graham (guitar / accordion), Damian McKee (accordion), Liam Bradley (piano / keys), and Niamh Dunne (vocals / fiddles).

About Beoga:
In 2017, Beoga collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album, ÷. After the album shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks – Galway Girl and Nancy Mulligan – accumulated over 687 million streams on Spotify. Suddenly, Beoga landed their first chart-topping hit in Ireland with Galway Girl, a guest slot during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set, and a debut appearance on Top of the Pops.

After five albums as Beoga, their work with Ed Sheeran, and writing with Foy Vance and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, the quintet have refined their focus to finding the precise intersection between trad music and contemporary pop. Beoga recently signed to Columbia Records and are working on new music that does just that.

About Devin Dawson:
Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville breakout, Devin Dawson, co-wrote every track on his outstanding debut album, Dark Horse, which exploded out of the gate in 2018, arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts. Produced by Jay Joyce, it features his current single, Dark Horse, alongside the Platinum-certified hit, All On Me. Dawson has been honored with multiple award nominations including ACM’s, New Male Artist award, CMT Music’s, Breakthrough Video of the Year award and Radio Disney Music’s, Best New Country Artist, recently winning MusicRow’s, Breakthrough Artist-Writer award. The Nor-Cal native has made numerous national TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, TODAY and twice on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has received overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, The Tennessean, AXS, HITS and more. Dawson has toured with Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and recently wrapped his very first headlining, Stray Off Course, tour.

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES SUPERHERO COLLAB WITH DJ SHUB

HIGH RISE VIDEO NOMINATED
FOR A 2019 PRISM PRIZE


LISTEN TO CADENCE’S SELF-TITLED ALBUM NOW

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon, returns with his first fresh tune of 2019. Today, he shares Superhero, a collaboration with DJ Shub, released via DJ Shub's imprint, Shub Records. Listen to the track here.

"Superhero is a song about how everyone has something that they can use to help other people, a special skill or secret power that exists deep inside of them. For us, that power is music,” Cadence says of the track. “Music can change your mood or make you feel stronger. I tried to infuse this song with the kind of energy that makes you want to lift a car over your head! DJ Shub and I have known each other for awhile and have talked about making some music together for a minute. When I got this beat from him, I wrote the song immediately and sent a finished version back in less than 24 hours."                        

Superhero is a valorous follow up to Cadence’s single, Jackson Pollock, produced by Toronto’s own Grandtheft. Following an instrumental version on Deadbeats that was released on November 23, 2018, the song is a bold example of what Cadence has in store for 2019, and what he has been working on since the release of his self-titled album earlier this year.

In addition, Cadence’s PIQUE-produced video for High Rise is up for a 2019 Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada. With visuals filmed in Toronto, the hyper-local song is a bold look at city life and the condo boom, with sharp bars that speak to the current climate of gentrification.

After the release of his Polaris Music Prize-nominated self-titled album in 2018, Cadence completed a cycle of non-stop touring and festival gigs. The run included a North American headline tour with Montreal’s Hua Li and Houston rapper, Fat Tony, after a long European run of the summer festival circuit. The cross country Canadian tour featured shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal, Fredericton, St. John’s, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Virginia, Boston, and the revered Halifax Pop Explosion in Nova Scotia. In December, Cadence performed at NextGen City Jam in his hometown of Edmonton, returned to Toronto for CBC q Live For The Holidays, and rang in the New Year with a performance at Nathan Philips Square. Last month, Cadence sat alongside the likes of Bun B at The Gathering Music Summit in Banff, Alberta, where he was featured on a panel and performed at the town’s legendary Rose and Crown.

Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, self-titled album was released on January 2018 via eOne Music, and longlisted for a Polaris Music Prize that year. The album is his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, which was second to be nominated for a Polaris Music Prize.

Purchase and stream Cadence Weapon here, and stay tuned for his forthcoming project with Jacques Greene.

About Cadence Weapon:
Toronto-based rapper and producer Cadence Weapon (a.k.a. Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion for taking rap into new and unexpected directions. The son of a pioneering hip-hop radio DJ, Pemberton grew up in Edmonton around a diverse library of music. After splitting time between the city’s experimental electronic and underground rap scenes, Cadence released Breaking Kayfabe and Hope In Dirt City, both of which were shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Known for his sharp lyricism, Pemberton served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011, making him the literary ambassador of his hometown.

TOUR DATES:
May 18-19 – Festival Metro Metro – Montreal, QC

Buy/stream Superhero:  

Cadence Weapon on Spotify: smarturl.it/cadenceweapon

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THE HONEST HEART COLLECTIVE FEATURED IN SHAW SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

PERFORMING AT JUNOFEST MARCH 15

GRIEF RIGHTS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Thunder Bay, ON-natives, The Honest Heart Collective, let fans take a peek into the behind-the-scenes of the band in a new mini-documentary featured on Shaw Spotlight. Encompassing personal interviews, concert footage and band practice banter, the mini-doc covers the band’s origins and their journey, with deep dives into the process behind the music.

I think that’s the main thing… writing songs that mean something to people,” says lead singer, Ryan MacDonald, in the documentary. “If that’s what I get remembered for, or what we get remembered for, I would think that we would all be okay with that.”

Watch the trailer here, and the full feature is available on the Shaw Spotlight website, here.

Following the release of their sophomore album, Grief Rights, The Honest Heart Collective toured Canada extensively throughout 2018 and show no signs of stopping. They’ve announced a string of Ontario tour dates including a show at JUNOfest on March 15th. March dates include stops in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa. See below for details.

Grief Rights, which was released in May 2018, showcases their anthemic rock style with powerful lyrics, and the single, North American Dream, featured on Spotify’s Rock Your Block and Rock Favourites playlists and is currently at over 92k streams. Check out the music video for the track here.

Anchored by four lifelong friends, The Honest Heart Collective was born from brothers Ryan and Nic MacDonald, a moment at a Springsteen concert, and a rotating cast of musicians made permanent. Buoyed by the backdrop of their Northern Ontario roots, the band embodies an old soul take of heart-on-sleeves storytelling through music. Armed with the self built Lionheart Studios, a blue collar mentality, and four lifelong friends, The Honest Heart Collective recorded their LP, Grief Rights, with producers Derek Hoffman (The Trews, Silverstein) and Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax).

Stay tuned for more from The Honest Heart Collective throughout 2019!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 15 – London, ON – JUNOfest – Union 10 Distillery
March 20 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern
March 21 – Kingston – The Ale House
March 23 – Ottawa – The 27 Club
May 11 – Thunder Bay, ON – Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
June 8 – Ottawa, ON – Orleans Craft Beer Festival
June 14 – Guelph, ON – Hope In The Street
June 22 – Winnipeg, MB – The Cavern
August 17 – Kakabeka Falls, ON – Amberlite Wilderness Resort
August 22-25 – Kerry, MB – Hoot Owl Festival

Purchase/Stream Grief Rights
Listen to Helter Skelter
Watch North American Dream

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www.honestheart.co

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SLEEPY TOM RELEASES AMATEURS FT. LIGHTS

AMATEURS EP OUT ON MARCH 15

AMATEURS THE VIDEO GAME PREMIERING VIA BILLBOARD TODAY

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Vancouver-based DJ and producer, Sleepy Tom, has decided to mix things up on his new EP, Amateurs, which is set for release tomorrow (Friday, March 15). Having broken the crowded EDM scene, Sleepy Tom sets to dip into the pool of pop. Continuing the move to a fresh new sound, he releases Amateurs ft. Lights, along with a coinciding video game, premiering over on Billboard today. Listen to Amateurs here.

In an interview with PopMatters, Sleepy Tom explains, “I wanted to make an EP full of pop songs, with dance influence. I had been writing a lot with my friends in Vancouver as well, so having them featured was important. The production style was something I'd done on the side while making club music the last five years, I just never explored it heavily until now. Felt like I'd been pushing it down because it didn't fit the club mold. Now I get to make club versions of these songs!”  

Since his prolific rise, Cam aka Sleepy Tom has lent his production skills to the likes of Zeds Dead and Porter Robinson for official remixes with his remix of Martin Solveig‘s Intoxicated surpassing an impressive 7 million streams. Also producing incredible originals, he cracked the charts world-wide with hit single, Be Right There, alongside powerhouse producer Diplo. Now exploring new avenues, Amateurs EP focuses on a more musical and collaborative effort that finds new levels of influences and inspiration, whilst still giving a nod to the hook-laden dance landscape that catapulted Sleepy Tom into the international spotlight. Although his achievements and accolades he’s amassed in recent years are ones to be admired, Sleepy Tom is no longer following anyone’s else’s rulebook, only the one he’s writing for himself and his first chapter is seriously compelling.

Sleepy Tom – Amateurs ft. Lights is out now via eOne Music, here. Pre-save Amateurs EP, out this Friday, here.

AMATEURS EP TRACKLIST:

  1. Amateurs (ft. Lights)
  2. Wrap Around Your Heart (ft. Willa)
  3. Move (ft. Sophia Black)
  4. The Times (ft. Parker Bossley)
  5. Focused (On Your Phone) (ft. Steve Bays)
  6. In My Head (ft. Blonde Diamond)

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LOCAL NATIVES TO RELEASE NEW LP VIOLET STREET ON APRIL 26 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

UNVEIL VIDEOS FOR SINGLES CAFÉ AMARILLO
AND WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU

KICKING OFF SPRING TOUR MAY 15 IN VANCOUVER
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL
                                                    

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 – Local Natives announce their forthcoming LP, Violet Street, set for release April 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. The news comes along with two incredible videos; their first, released in over two years, for Café Amarillo. The swooning, shimmering song is paired with a video directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone), featuring visuals by Public-Library (Drake, Mac Miller, Nike). Watch the video  here and pre-order the album now.
 

Following Café Amarillo, Local Natives revealed a second new lush, expansive song: When Am I Gonna Lose You. Actress and style icon, Kate Mara, gives a gripping, melancholic performance in the video that evokes classic LA films such as David Lynch’s, Mulholland Drive, and Mike Nichols’, The Graduate. The video was shot in and around the Hollywood Hills in February 2019, once again directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone), and features visuals by Public-Library (Drake, Mac Miller, Nike).

The question at the heart of Violet Street that threads together Café Amarillo, When Am I Gonna Lose You and the other eight original tracks is, “With all of the chaos in the world, where do you find your shelter?”

The classic studio setting is juxtaposed on Violet Street with modern production and visuals to form a timeless album. The band’s signature soaring three-part harmonies are augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand. The result of experimenting in the studio with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs) is a band renewed.

Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor (2009), Hummingbird (2013), and, most recently, Sunlit Youth (2016). The latter received praise from The FADER, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set - they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.

On May 15, Local Natives will embark on The Spiral Choir Tour, kicking off in Vancouver on May 15, with stops in Toronto and Montreal. This marks the band’s first tour since 2017. Local Natives will partner with Plus1 to donate $1 from select tickets to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

Local Natives is:
Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar)
Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keys, percussion, guitar)
Ryan Hahn (guitar, keys, vocals)
Matt Frazier (drums)
Nik Ewing (vocals, bass, keys)
 

VIOLET STREET TRACKLIST:
1. Vogue
2. When Am I Gonna Lose You 3. Café Amarillo
4. Munich II
5. Megaton Mile
6. Someday Now
7. Shy
8. Garden of Elysian 9. Gulf Shores
10. Tap Dancer
 

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 31 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

June 15 - AUSTIN, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

June 20 - SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE SPOKE IN THE WHEEL MUSIC VIDEO

20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR ON SALE NOW
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO MAY 14 & 15

SONIC BREW - 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 - 5.19 LP
OUT MAY 17, 2019

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 – Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song, Spoke In The Wheel, from their upcoming LP, due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator, Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since Trampled Down Below was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP.

Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19 on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Spoke In The Wheel is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. Spoke In The Wheel is available on all streaming services today. Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.

Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band's back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke In The Wheel, and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.

Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market - the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals, Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, with two stops in Toronto on May 14 and 15, and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. Tickets are on sale now. 

Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 is nothing like the infamously awful, failed experiment of New Coke. This is the original formula, like Coke Classic, but spiked with Viagra, the Captain America super soldier serum, and triple the caffeine.                                       

It’s less of a floor-to-ceiling remodel than it is a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for another crazy house party. Zakk Wylde and crew were careful not to mess with the magic captured on the long lost two-inch tape. Instead, they blessed the master with some note-for-note enhancement, spicing up /Sonic Brew/ with a perfected recipe. 

“I don’t want to hear Led Zeppelin II redone, with the band just replaying the whole record,” notes the charismatic frontman and gregarious guitar icon. “The performances and everything is a snapshot in time. We just added on top of what was already there on the original recordings. It’s like we went in and did surgery on this thing. We took the original CD master and added things that made it stronger.”

The Black Label Society studio discography is like an instruction manual on how to expertly craft heartfelt, no holds barred, heavy metal infused American hard rock. “Sonic Brew was the beginning. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” Zakk marvels. 

Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable shredding have made him a beloved figure to rock audiences the world over. One part invading-horde, one part traveling carnival party, Black Label Society continues to engage and inspire, powered by caffeine and cacophony. 

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass 
Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums

TOUR DATES
April 24 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 25 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 27 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 30 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 1 -  Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 4 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
May 6 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter"
May 14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 15 - Toronto, ON
- Opera House
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 18 - Clarksville, TN - O'Connors
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

Track List:
1. Bored To Tears
2. The Rose Petalled Garden
3. Hey You Digital
4. Born to Lose
5. Peddlers of Death
6. Mother Mary
7. Beneath the Tree
8. Low Down
9. T.A.Z.
10. Lost My Better Half
11. Black Pearl
12. World of Trouble
13. Spoke In The Wheel
14. The Beginning At Last
15. Black Pearl (Bonus Track)
16. Spoke in the Wheel (Bonus)

Pre-order Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19: smarturl.it/sonicbrewbls

Black Label Society on Spotify: spoti.fi/2mfdtpy

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DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world. 

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. 

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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ADYN TOWNES HITS THE ROAD THIS SPRING

TOUR DATES ACROSS WESTERN CANADA THROUGH MARCH AND APRIL

AFTER THE FALL NOMINATED FOR POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 ECMA’s

HOUSE ON THE OCEAN FINALIST IN THE INTERNATIONAL SONWRITING COMPETITION

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Alternative indie-folk artist, Adyn Townes, is hitting the road this spring. Following the July 2018 release of his debut album, After The Fall, under his new moniker, Townes is now embarking on a tour, bringing the songs from the new record to life on stages across western Canada. See below for full details.

I love being on the road, especially when it's with a musician like Poor Nameless Boy that I have respected for so many years,” says Townes. “After spending most of this winter locked away in the studio working on new material, so I'm really anxious and excited to head back out west and debut some of these new songs!”

Inspired by the equal-parts hard and smooth voice of David Gray and the clear electric guitar tones of James Bay, Adyn Townes (formerly Andy Brown) is always pushing the boundaries and seeing how close he can get to the edge.

Having performed internationally for more than ten years under his given name, the New Brunswick native found himself on tour in Newfoundland supporting his third full-length album as Andy Brown. It was here, during a video shoot, that Towne’s life changed. The cameraman ventured off on his own to take some photos and suddenly fell into the ocean. Townes rushed to help him while the waves were crashing around, and fell in on the same slippery rock that the cameraman had. Somehow, they both made it out, but Townes was left severely injured with a torn rotator cuff. Pushing through, he continued on the 20-date Canadian tour and 8-date run in Europe, but lost the ability to move his shoulder and hold a guitar. Taking 16 months off following, Townes struggled with depression but ended up finding a new approach to his music – focusing on melody without the crutch of his guitar. That time off resulted in the ten songs found on the aptly-titled, After The Fall.

Since the release of After The Fall, the album has been nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 2019 ECMA’s. Track seven on the album, House On The Ocean, is currently a finalist in The International Songwriting Competition, which is the largest songwriting competition in the world. Listen to After The Fall here.

TOUR DATES:
March 29 – Regina, SK – The Exchange*
March 30 – Estevan, SK – Art Concepts*
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar & Amp Co*
April 3 – Lethbridge, AB – Slice Bar & Grill*
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB Cafe Verve*
April 8 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill
April 10 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary*
April 12 – Vancouver, BC – Cafe Deux Soleils*
April 13 – Surrey, BC – Party for the Planet
April 14 – Kelowna, BC – Milkcrate Records*
*with Poor Nameless Boy

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UNDEROATH DROP BLOODLUST VIDEO

TOUR DATE IN TORONTO AUGUST 14 WITH KORN AND ALICE IN CHAINS

Toronto, ON – March 13, 2019 –
Grammy-nominated six-piece, Underoath, have dropped the video for Bloodlust. Watch it here. The song appears on the band’s latest album, Erase Me, out now via Fearless Records.

"For Bloodlust, which picks up where ihateit left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer, Aaron Gillespie. "Making this video was a really interesting process, because the song deals with a lot of deep issues and struggles. But it was so late when we were filming that we were just hysterical. The video seems so serious due to the lyrical content, but it was a night."

Last year, Underoath notched its first-ever performance Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth. The band was previously nominated for two Grammys.

Underoath are also getting ready to embark on their first-ever arena tour in support of Breaking Benjamin later this month North America, followed latterly by European shows in June. The band will then next hit the road this summer with Korn and Alice in Chains in North America.

TOUR DATES:
March 15 – Saginaw, MI – The Dow Event Center
March 16 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
March 18 – Evanswille, IN – Ford Center
March 20 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI
March 23 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center
March 25 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
March 27 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
March 29 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Center
March 31 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
April 2 – Rapid City, SD – Don Barnett Arena
April 5 – Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
April 6 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
April 7 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
April 8 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
April 12 – Ladson, SC – 98 RockFest
April 13 – Orlando, FL – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday
April 14 – Tampa, FL – 98 RockFest
June 5 – London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
June 6 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
June 7 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock im Park
June 8 – Nurburg, Germany – Rock am Ring
June 10 – Madrid, Spain – Sala But
June 11 – Barcelona, Spain – La 2
June 13 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 14 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 15 – Antwerpen, Belgium – Zappa
June 16 – Leicestershire, UK – Download Festival UK
July 18 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
July 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
July 23 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
July 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 28 – West Pam Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 31 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 2 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 3 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 9 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre
August 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 13 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
August 17 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 20 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
August 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
August 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
August 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 2 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 4 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

About Underoath:
Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned On My Teeth Rapture, Wake Me, and the Top 15 active rock single ihateit, which have cumulatively tallied over 16 million streams in a few months' time. Underoath will spend the spring playing arenas with Breaking Benjamin.

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LAILA BIALI TAKES JUNO WEEK BY STORM!

NOMINATED FOR TWO JUNO AWARDS IN THE
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR CATEGORY FOR HER
2018 SELF-TITLED RELEASE AND VOCAL WORK ON
JODI PROZNICK’S ALBUM SUN SONGS

HOSTING AND PERFORMING AT
CBC MUSIC’S JUNOFEST JAZZ SHOWCASE

PERFORMING AT THE JUNO SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE
AND PLAYLIST LIVE

Toronto, ON – March 12, 2019 – A big week is in store for acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist, Laila Biali! Not only is she up for two 2019 JUNO Awards – both in the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year category; for her stunning 2018 self-titled release, and her vocal work on Jodi Proznick’s album, Sun Songs – but she will be taking to stages across London, ON to help celebrate the best in Canadian music throughout the awards weekend. 

On Friday, March 15th the CBC Music Saturday Night Jazz host will kick off the festivities, wearing two hats, as she hosts and performs at the JUNOfest Jazz Showcase. Sunday, March 17th will see Laila come together with some of the most talented Canadian singer-songwriters, to share songs and stories on stage at the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, and later that night, she will take to the stage for the award-show after-party, Playlist Live, a one-of-a-kind live concert event that crosses cultural lines and features diversity in music. Full details about all of these events can be found below.

“Artists produce work because it is what they feel called to do,” comments Laila. “There is an inner drive to create and share something that comes from deep within. You hope that it will have an impact on people when they experience it – that is the primary motivation and reward. But when an artist is also recognized by his or her peers with something as significant as a JUNO nomination – that is great source of encouragement, and an honour. I couldn't be more thrilled!”

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording, Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s Best Albums of the Year list for her follow-up Live in Concert. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring a star-studded lineup, including the vocalist Lisa Fischer, who is featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom. In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. Her latest project, a self-titled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition. While she continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, Laila’s unique genre-bending sound is what sets her apart, as she "masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy.” (Washington Post)

LAILA BIALI @ THE JUNOS

Friday, March 15
JUNOfest Jazz Showcase
Presented by CBC Music
8:00pm – 11:30pm
McManus Stage at Grand Theatre
18+

Sunday, March 17
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Centennial Hall
All ages

Playlist Live
10:30pm
London Music Hall
19+

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About Chronograph Records:
Chronograph Records is a boutique record label that works closely with artists who are looking for an insightful and collaborative partnership. Representing some of the best jazz, urban acoustic, and blues artists in Western Canada, Chronograph Records strategically helps develop their roster, allowing the artists to evolve into exactly who they're supposed to be. Since the label's 2004 inception, Chronograph artists have garnered numerous award nominations, most recently culminating in two JUNO Award nominations, multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, a TD Grand Jazz Award, Global Music Awards, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, and Canadian National Smooth Jazz Award winners.

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AUGUST BURNS RED TO MARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONSTELLATIONS ALBUM WITH A WORLD TOUR

Toronto, ON – March 11, 2019 – Two-time Grammy nominees, August Burns Red, announce their 2019 World Tour, commemorating the release of their colossal third album, Constellations, 10 years ago. The tour includes Canadian dates with stops in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. See full list of dates below.

I’ve never been this excited to announce a tour before,” says guitarist, JB Brubaker. “It is a great pleasure to be bringing everyone our 10-Years of Constellations world tour. Constellations is our best selling album and has been very important to each of us in ABR. We are so excited to perform the entire album on tour over the second half of 2019!  See you soon!

August Burns Red recently toured the UK and Europe for The European Phantom Anthem tour, alongside Fearless Records mates Wage War and Betraying The Martyr. They also released their Phantom Sessions EP on February 8, featuring their cover of The Legend Of Zelda.

TOUR DATES:
June 20 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
June 21 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
June 23 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
June 25 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

June 26 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
June 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
June 28 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
July 1 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
July 3 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
July 5 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
July 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
July 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
July 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
July 10 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
July 11 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

July 12 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
July 13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
July 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland
July 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
July 17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
July 19 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 20 – Mountain View, CA – Vans Warped Tour
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
July 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
July 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 27 – Austin, TX – Emos East
July 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
July 31 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
August 1 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
August 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 3 – Nashville, TN – Marathon
August 4 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 6 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
August 7 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
August 8 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
August 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
August 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
August 11 – New York City, NY – Playstation Theater
October 11 – Melbourne, AU – 170 Russell
October 12 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
October 13 – Newcastle, AU – Cambridge Hotel
October 14 – Bisbane, AU – The Triffid
October 16 – Perth, AU – Capitol
October 17 – Adelaide, AU – Lions Art Factory
October 20 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
November 19 – Antwerp Trix, BE
November 20 – Hamburg Gruenspan, GE
November 21 – Berlin Columbiatheater, GE
November 22 – Dresden Reithalle, GE
November 23 – Budapest Durer Kurt, HU
November 24 – Vienna Flex, AT
November 26 – Lyon Ninkasi Kao, FR
November 27 – Paris Le Trabendo, FR
November 28 – Leeds Beckett Students Union, UK
November 29 – Bristol SWX, UK
November 30 – London Electric Ballroom, UK
December 1 – Stuttgart LKA-Longhorn, UK
December 2 – Zurich Dynamo, CH
December 4 – Munich Backstage Werk, GE
December 5 – Cologne Essigfabrik, GE
December 6 – Frankfurt Batschkapp, GE
December 7 – Amsterdam Melkweg, NL

August Burns Red Are:
Jake Luhrs — Lead Vocals
John "JB" Brubaker — Lead Guitar
Brent Rambler — Rhythm Guitar
Matt Greiner — Drums
 Dustin Davidson — Bass

www.augustburnsred.com

ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That's been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it's quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet-JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]-into a double GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. Their journey began back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Matt's family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs.

When it came time to record their seventh full-length Phantom Anthem [Fearless Records] with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, the game didn't change. The musicians put their heads down and rallied around the same shared goal, uncorking a barrage of infectious intensity, the boys augmented and amplified the touchstones of their signature style on Phantom Anthem. The musical equivalent of a clenched fist haymaker, the grooves hit harder, the hooks blaze brighter, and the instrumentation ignites even more intricacy.

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HAVIAH MIGHTY CELEBRATES IN WOMEN COLOUR WITH NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

WATCH VIDEO FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL
WITH SHOWS AT JUNOFEST 2019
TREEFORT MUSIC FEST AND OSHAWA MUSIC WEEK

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Prolific Toronto-based artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, delivers bold prose with strong sentiments today, as she shares the video for her new single, In Women Colour. The song arrives in alignment with International Women’s Day. Watch the video here.

In Women Colour was written and produced 100% by women; Haviah Mighty and fellow Toronto artist, Obuxum. The video was co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, and assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto.

Inspired by a traumatic experience as a young girl, Haviah writes a reflective piece on the mental transition many black women will face. Part of that transition is realizing their differences, making boys/men/other women uncomfortable, leading them on their own journey of self-worth to better understanding who they are. Haviah touches upon her personal experiences with judgment around her appearance, reflecting on black pride, saying, “They used to say I’m too loud but that’s cool now, love my skin, always been proud, guess that’s in now. They used to say I’m too black with that crude rap and I courier the boom bap over new trap.” To exploring power divides, referencing a Grade 7 interaction where she was beat up by a male schoolmate while playing basketball with ‘the boys.’

She expresses the support system she desires for black, marginalized individuals, emphasizing the obvious outcry for black people to be recognized for more than their contribution to hip hop. Haviah speaks of finding that inner confidence for those unique individuals who will have to face ignorance, championing for anyone who has ever been left out. In Women Colour is an anthem for the underdog. 
 

Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at JUNOFest in London, Ontario next weekend on March 15, followed by two shows in Boise, Idaho at Treefort Music Fest, and a stop at Oshawa Music Week in April.  See below for a complete list of dates.

 

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

 

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES
March 15 - London, ON - JUNOFest 2019 - Rum Runners
March 15 - London, ON - Dundas Place - Fanshawe Live Stage

March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room

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www.haviahmighty.com 

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TOURIST COMPANY SHARE POWERFUL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONFLICTED/RESTRICTED

PREMIERES TODAY ON EXCLAIM.CA

PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON MARCH 22
AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, share the powerful and heart-wrenching music video for their new single, Conflicted/Restricted. Premiering today with Exclaim.ca, the video follows a group of teenage boys through a series of events that will lead to a life-changing night. Watch the video here.

The video for Conflicted/Restricted was directed by Farhad Ghaderi and explores the idea of the inevitability of disaster – questioning whether tragedies are inevitable or not, and playing with the ambiguity of what seems to be a naïve and dangerous game between boys. Personally, I wanted to explore themes like toxic masculinity, and gun violence, and root them in within the social behaviours of teens in suburban North America,” comments Farhad. “The idea for this video is based on true events that happened to people I know on Vancouver Island. I believe it’s important to make art that pushes us to deal with real life situations that affect us. What leads to such a devastating event. Is it society? The way we educate our youth? Antiquated policy? A series of random events?”

“We wrote this song is about the tension of recognizing an impending disaster and being powerless to escape it,” the band reflects. “We shouldn’t have been surprised when this story became the narrative for the music video. Farhad's ability to convey emotion brought the meaning behind Conflicted/Restricted to the screen in a way that is tangible. When we watched the final video cut for the first time that tension was thick. Every decision we make and every second we live leads up to a moment when our lives can shift on an instant. So much of life is beyond our control and it’s easy to take things for granted.

Tourist Company released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. The duo – comprised of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Perry – released their latest single, Conflicted/Restricted, in January – listen here. With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, Vancouver’s Tourist Company have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own. Orchestral elements swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive. This duo of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Parry, have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide.

Tourist Company will release a new album later this year, with details to come soon.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 22 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern (w/Long Range Hustle)

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DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.touristcompany.ca

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TYLER RAMSEY SHARES HAUNTING NEW TRACK FIREWOOD VIA BILLBOARD

FORMER BAND OF HORSES GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER RELEASES 2ND TRACK FROM HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
SOLO ALBUM FOR THE MORNING DUE APRIL 5

FEATURED ON NPR MUSIC’S LIST OF
 CAN’T MISS SXSW SHOWS

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, Billboard premieres Firewood, a haunting, evocative new track from Tyler Ramsey’s highly anticipated upcoming solo album, For The Morning out April 5th on Fantasy Records. Of the track, Billboard says, "Firewood – with its ringing acoustic guitars, spare arrangement and elegiac melody - shows off the spirit of musical adventure.” Listen to Firewood and read the interview here. Ramsey, the former guitarist and co-writer of the acclaimed indie outfit Band of Horses, previously shared the album’s gorgeous first track, A Dream of Home.  Pre-order For The Morning here and watch the album trailer here.

Ramsey is getting ready to make several high-profile appearances next week during the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.  The sets include his official showcase Tuesday, March 12th at The Continental Club, the Fantasy/Rounder Records Day Party at Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival on Wednesday, March 13th and a special performance at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion in Spicewood, TX on Thursday, March 14th. See full itinerary below. This week, among thousands of SXSW entries, NPR Music chose Ramsey as one of their can’t miss acts, read about it here, The Austin 100 .  

Following SXSW, Ramsey and his top-flight band will hit the road for headlining dates throughout the South and East Coast and additional solo dates with Strand of Oaks before heading to the UK and Europe. For tickets and more information please visit www.tylerramsey.com. Just recently, he finished a run of uniquely intimate and collaborative shows throughout the Midwest with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel. Watch Ramsey and Broemel perform A Dream of Home from their Paste Magazine/Daytrotter session here.

For The Morning, Tyler Ramsey’s exquisite new album, was inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, N.C.  Using his inventive, dexterous fret work, radiant acoustic piano; affecting pedal steel and disarming vocals, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American music all his own. 

For The Morning Tracklist:
1. Your Whole Life
2. A Dream Of Home
3. White Coat
4. Breaking A Heart
5. The Bottom Of The Sea
6. Darkest Clouds
7. Firewood
8. Cheap Summer Dress
9. Evening Country
10. For The Morning

Tyler Ramsey @ SXSW:
March 12: 7 pm Buddy Holly Bash @ Austin City Lofts + 9 pm
Official Showcase @ Continental Club
March 13: 2 pm Fantasy/Rounder Day Part @ Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival + 7 pm @ Hotel Van Zandt
March 14: Time TBD Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion @ Spicewood, TX.
March 15: 4 pm @ WMOT Live Broadcast
March 16: 6:30 pm From The Hills With Love @ Dripping Springs, TX.

TOUR DATES:
March 10 - Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
March 19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
March 21 – Hendershots Coffee – Athens, GA
March 22 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
March 23 – WOOFstock – Charleston, SC
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 22 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
April 23 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June 13-16 - Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
June15 – Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
^ with Strand of Oaks

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www.tylerramsey.com

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DONNA GRANTIS DEBUTS MR MAJESTIC

FORTHCOMING ALBUM DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
OUT MARCH 22 VIA EONE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28
AT DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none.” Prince

“Lead guitarist Donna Grantis is stupendously gifted – trading licks and lead solos with Prince with an air of utter confidence and impunity.”Drowned in Sound

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Acclaimed Toronto-born guitarist, Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, has released a new track, MR MAJESTIC—share/listen here. The track is off her forthcoming debut solo album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, out March 22 via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-order or pre-save the album here.

In support of the record, Grantis is set to play an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club. Info and tickets here.

Grantis recently released title track, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which premiered at Billboard. Of the song and the record, Grantis says, “DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE reflects a whirlwind of emotions translated into instrumental, sonically experimental, compositions. From meditative explorations to rock-riff infused improvised jams, the album and its title track were heavily inspired by my musical and life experiences over the past few years, in particular, the life-changing adventure of joining Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL through to the birth of my first child.”

In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, TRASHFORMER, and VIOLETTA in collaboration with guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records. You can download, stream and purchase the tracks here

The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader—writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene—fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TRACKLIST:

  1. MR MAJESTIC
  2. DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
  3. VIOLETTA (Feat. Mike McCready)
  4. TRASHFORMER (Feat. Mike McCready)
  5. LIONESS
  6. ELEKTROMAGNETIC
  7. MASTER MANIFESTER
  8. ELSA

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www.donnagrantis.com

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