Toronto, ON – August 10, 2018 – Toronto x Montreal rapper, Patrik, shares his stunning new song, Common, today. It serves as the lead single for his forthcoming Spadina EP, set for release on September 21. The song aired via CBC q this morning and premiered online at Exclaim! Check out the single here.  

"It’s about the grind and the sacrifices,” Patrik says of the inspiration for Common. “We all have to give up a lot to get what we want or get to where we want, doesn’t mean we have to sell our soul for it."

Common was produced by DreamLife, who is known for his work with Kevin Gates, Wale, YBN Cordae, Snoop Dogg, Kodak Black, Bun B, Gunplay and Smoke DZA. It features hooks from Breana Marin, a rising R&B/Pop/EDM singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has worked with Grammy award winning producers Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins and RedOne, and has written for Keyshia Cole, Mila J, Letoya Luckett and Fifth Harmony. A graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, her music was featured in the movie trailer for When The Bough Breaks. 

Patrik’s previous singles, LONE and STAYLONE marked bold samples of the album’s sound. He has been delivering live performances of the songs in and around Toronto and Montreal, with shows at Canadian Music Week, Uncrwnd, Lost Craft’s Untapped series and MTL Bliss.  

In May, Patrik released Entitled (prod. CMPLX, J Cash and $on), alongside incredible visuals you can watch here. Premiering via Complex Canada, the video was filmed at LivArt gallery in Montreal following Patrik’s visit to the vernissage of visual artist, Pierre-Marie Cespedes. He was immediately inspired by the space and creative energy that was permeating the walls of the Montreal art hub. The video was directed by Dede Soueidan, and produced by Arash Maleki of Montreal-based Pigeon House Productions x Beso TV.

Keep it locked for more music from Patrik ahead of Spadina’s release this fall!

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

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

Patrik has headlined Confidential Records M.A.P.L. Series showcase that has raised funds for MusicCounts. He has performed at festivals such as the Ontario 150 Art & Music festival, Canadian Music Week curated showcases, he was invited this past September to perform at Pop Montreal’s music festival for the second year in a row. In January 2018, Patrik won the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search Toronto, presented by Indie 88. Five indie or emerging artists were selected from regional entries to perform live at a showcase event.

Stream Common:

Patrik on Spotify:

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If you think this position is the right fit for you please send a resume and cover letter to or apply through Indeed. All applications are due by 6pm EST on Friday, September 15th, 2017. 

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Long weekend listening!

The long weekend is upon us and so we thought we'd share some of our Canadian favourites with you! Learn some new things about the Indoor Recess pack with the Canadian edition of our Fun Facts, and check out our Long Weekend Spotify playlist for tunes from our clients' June/July releases, and some of our fav Canadian songs! 

Favourite song of all time by a Canadian artist:
Joanne Setterington: First Day of Spring - The Gandharvas

blasphemous “Canadian Bacon”
AH: Poutine - with bacon!
OM: Chômeur -ômeur
AB: Poutine or ketchup chips

Favourite Canadian city to visit:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
AM: Minden, Ontario – cottage country + Kawartha Dairy is life
AH: St. John's, Newfoundland
OM: Montreal, Quebec or St. John's, Newfoundland
AB: Montreal, Quebec

Favourite concert venue in Canada:
The Commodore, Vancouver
AM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AH: The Cameron House, Toronto
OM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AB: Zaphods, Ottawa #RIP

Favourite Canadian music festival:
Squamish Valley Music Festival
AM: Ottawa Bluesfest
AH: Hillside 
OM: Osheaga
AB: Ottawa Bluesfest

Favourite Canadian saying/phrase/term:
Tron Funkin' Blow
AM: Sorry
AH: Give’r .. Ex. We were losing the hockey game, so we had to just give ‘er in the third period.
OM: Give’r (FUBAR…)
AB: Eh?!

The most Canadian thing I’ve ever done:
Hung out with the man that is now Prime Minister in a strip club in St. John's
AM: Patio beer-ing in Calgary in the middle of February – thanks Chinook winds!
AH: Boiled maple syrup on my parent’s farm wearing a fully plaid and denim outfit and drinking Crown Royal
OM: Getting “Screeched In” during George Street Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This requires kissing a frozen cod fish and taking a shot of Newfoundland Screech rum.
AB: Celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa on Parliament Hill

Listen to the Spotify playlist we curated including our favourite songs of all time by a Canadian artist, artists that will be attending our favourite Canadian music festivals and our clients' June/July album releases!

Amanda McCauley: ​Mansion On The Hill – Neil Young
Aven Hoffarth: At The Hundredth Meridian – The Tragically Hip
Ola Mazzuca: Tie between Limelight - Rush (Moving Pictures) and Informer - Snow
Ally Bottero: Leather Jacket - Arkells

Favourite Canadian Food:
AH: Poutine – with bacon! 

JS: Balderson Old Cheddar 
AM: Peameal bacon – there is honestly nothing worse in this world than ordering eggs benny in the US and getting their blasphemous “Canadian Bacon”
OM: Chômeur -ômeur
AB: Poutine or Ketchup chips

Favourite Canadian city to visit:
OM: Montreal, Quebec or St. John’s, Newfoundland 

JS: Halifax, Nova Scotia 
AM: Minden, ON – cottage country + Kawartha Dairy is life
AH: St. John’s, Newfoundland 
AB: Montreal, Quebec

Favourite concert venue in Canada:
AM: Massey Hall, Toronto

JS: The Commodore, Vancouver 
AH: The Cameron House, Toronto
OM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AB: Zaphod's, Ottawa (RIP)

Favourite Canadian music festival:
AB: Ottawa Bluesfest

JS: Squamish Valley Music Festival 
AM: Ottawa Bluesfest
AH: Hillside in Guelph, Ontario 
OM: Osheaga

Favourite Canadian saying/phrase/term:
Tron Funkin' Blow 

AM: Sorry
AH: Give’er .. Ex. We were losing the hockey game, so we had to just give ‘er in the third period.
OM: Give’r (FUBAR…)
AB: Eh?!

The most Canadian thing I've ever done:
Hung out with the man that is now Prime Minister in a strip club in St. John's 
AM: Patio beer-ing in Calgary in the middle of February – thanks Chinook winds!
AH: Boiled maple syrup on my parent’s farm wearing a fully plaid and denim outfit and drinking Crown Royal
OM: Getting “Screeched In” during George Street Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This requires kissing a frozen cod fish and taking a shot of Newfoundland Screech rum.
AB: Celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa on Parliament Hill

Have a listen to our Long Weekend playlist that includes some of our favourite Canadian songs, tracks from our artists performing at our favourite Canadian festivals, and tunes from our clients with new releases in June/July!

June 2 - Flogging Molly - Life Is Good
June 9 - Chuck Berry - Chuck
June 9 - Gov't Mule - Revolution Come...Revolution Go
June 10 - Ivory Hours - Dreamworld
June 16 - CKY - The Phoenix
June 22 - AMAARA - Black Moon EP

July 14 - Dayseeker - Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising
July 28 - Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface 

And don't miss these great performances over the long weekend!
July 1:
Johnson Crook - Dauphin, MB - Dauphin Countryfest
Little Coyote - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Caesar, Safia Nolin (Polaris Music Prize) - London, UK - Canada Day in Trafalgar Square

July 2:
Pokey LaFarge - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
The Strumbellas - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Butler's Barracks Historic Site
Union Duke - Castlegar, BC - Kootenay Country Music Festival


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It's Gonna Be May

Holy crow, it's the last few days of April! This month has seriously flown by - CMW was a whirlwind with AMAZING sets from a bunch of our artists. We're wrapping up the month with some awesome new tracks, videos, and albums - check out what's going on!

Hard rock juggernaut, All That Remains, put out their highly-anticipated eighth studio album, Madness (check out the video for the title track below!)

Indie super-group, BNQT (members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Grandaddy, and Travis) released their debut album, Volume 1

Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso shared their long-awaited new album, What Now

All That Remains shared a video for the title track off their new album, Madness (which is out today!):

The late, great, Chuck Berry has a new single out called Wonderful Woman:

Calgary's Hello Moth released a brand new single to celebrate his upcoming performances at The Great Escape Festival in the UK - check out Take This Away:

Little Dragon shared the video for their track, Celebrate, off their recently released new record, Season High: 

And Pokey LaFarge released another track off his upcoming new album, Have a listen to Better Man Than Me:

Brighton, UK's As It Is are playing at Hard Luck Bar on Sunday (April 30)

We have in town...
Harrison @ The Baby G on May 4th
Little Dragon @ The Danforth Music Hall on May 4th
VIKINGS @ The Drake Underground on May 5th

And Cat Clyde and Streetlight Social have new albums out on the 5th. 

Keep your eyes and ears out and see you next month!


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Spring Things...

Well, it’s been a few weeks that we’ve been live, but here is our official welcome to the brand-spanking-new Indoor Recess website (and blog)! With the new year and some exciting new changes, we thought it was a perfect time for a little makeover. On top of some info and fun facts about our company, we’ll also be keeping you updated, here, on the goings-on of the amazing artists we work with!

We’ve kicked off 2017 with some pretty big bangs already. Indoor Recess Artist Management has two new welcomed additions to the family: BC-based alternative band //AMISTAD// and Toronto indie-alt-rockers Long Range Hustle – joining the ranks with The Strumbellas, Simon Ward, and Cone McCaslin.

On the PR side of things, we were thrilled to see 5 of our artists racking up 11 JUNO nominations – with A Tribe Called Red taking home Producer of the Year, The Strumbellas winning Single of the Year, and Grimes nabbing Video of the Year.

Now, CMW is right around the corner and we have some awesome acts performing at the festival. Check out the schedule below and come say ‘hi’ to us at any of these shows!  

Check out our April Spotify playlist to hear some tracks from our JUNO winners and nominees (as well as some of our own personal favs from this year’s nominees), and songs from our artists performing at CMW this year.

The Record Company release a brand new music video for their track, Baby, I’m Broken:
Wyclef Jean premieres the video for The Ring:
Sylvan Esso shares a video for their single, Radio:
Flogging Molly release a lyric video for their song, Reptiles (We Woke Up):
Streetlight Social have a new lyric video for their single, Daybreaks:
All That Remains launch the pre-order for their new album, Madness, and share the lyric video for new single Halo:

BNQT share Real Love – the next track off their upcoming release, Volume I:
Gov’t Mule announce their new studio album and share the lead singles Stone Cold Rage: and Sarah, Surrender:

Little Dragon release their new album, Season High

April 28: All The Remains – Madnes / BNQT – Volume / Sylvan Esso – What Now
May 5: Cat Clyde – Ivory Castanets / Streetlight Social – Blood From Stone
May 12: Seether – Poison The Parish
May 19: Magic Giant – In The Wind / Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations
June 2: Flogging Molly – Life Is Good
June 9: Gov’t Mule – Revolution Come…Revolution Go
June 16: Chuck Berry – Chuck

Wednesday, April 19
10:30pm – Ivory Hours – Adelaide Hall
11:30pm – The Balconies – Adelaide Hall
12:00am – Danko Jones – Velvet Underground

Thursday, April 20
8:00pm – Little Coyote – Silver Dollar
9:00pm – Cat Clyde – Dakota Tavern

Friday, April 21
6:30pm – The Strumbellas – Rebel (iHeartRadio Fest)
8:00pm – Astrocolor – The Mod Club
9:00pm – Alexandria Maillot – The Paddock
12:00am - Long Range Hustle - Grace O'Malley's

Sunday, April 23
8:00pm – Token – Phoenix Concert Theatre

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Toronto, ON – August 30, 2017 – Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Now, the band is back with the first taste of the new music from their forthcoming album. The brand new single, Archipelago, received its broadcast premiere last week on CBC q, while the accompanying video premiered today on Live in Limbo. Archipelago is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

“The song Archipelago started with a cruisy banjo riff that is prevalent throughout the song,” the band comments. “The lyrics came about a bit later and they tell the story of a night spent in the archipelago near Stockholm, Sweden where we had recently visited on our last European tour. We spent a night in a cabin by the sea on the coast of a European country but we couldn't believe how similar it was to Canada; drawing similarities to Northern Ontario. By the time we had left, we had seen a moose, the northern lights, and had been struck with the realization that ‘it was not all that different in the archipelago’". 

The video was shot in Calgary and directed and produced by Brett Connors and Brett Ferster from The Light Factory. The concept follows people as they experience a song, and shows how we can all share in an experience of listening to a song; but the individual experiences we have – and what it means to each of us – can be so different. 

Stay tuned for more from Shred Kelly coming later this year!

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Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Cyhra, a new band featuring ex-Amaranthe singer Jake E., ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, ex-In Flames bassist Peter Iwers and ex-Annihilator drummer Alex Landenburg, have wrapped up the video for Karma – the lead track from their forthcoming debut album, Letters To Myself, out October 20th via Spinefarm Records.

Karma, and the whole Letters To Myself album, features plenty of the magic that each member of the band has become known for over the years. From the blissfully melodic thrust of Jesper Strömblad’s riffs and hooks, and the soaring, soulful splendour of Jake E.’s unmistakable voice to the pummelling, groove-driven precision of Peter Iwers, and Alex Landenburg’s rhythmic bedrock, every last moment crackles with the excitement of fresh territory, bold challenges and a brand new identity for all involved to embrace.

Jake E. says, “It was a pleasure and a no-brainer to re-unite with director Patric Ullaeus for the video. Whatever that man touches just turns to gold. We shot the clip in an old factory that has been abandoned for 25 years. The story line is part of a bigger narrative that will continue in the next video. I am tremendously proud of the end result, and I hope that our fans will be as excited about the video as we are”.

You can watch the video for Karma here.

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

Cyhra is: Vocals: Jake E (ex-Amaranthe), Guitar: Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames), Bass: Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames), Drums: Alex Landenburg (ex-Annihilator)

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TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Polaris Music Prize has debuted its first SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2018 featuring Weaves reinterpreting “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” from Arcade Fire's 2004, Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album, Funeral.

An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be found on the Weaves YouTube channel.

"This is one of my favourite songs from Funeral and I just decided it would be really cool to make it a little Weaves-y," says Weaves' vocalist, Jasmyn Burke.

Weaves recorded their version of “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” at Revolution Recording in Toronto and it was produced and mixed by the band. Their version of this song is also being performed at select dates on their current tour. Those dates include:

05/08 Lethbridge, AB, Geomatic Attic
05/12 Sudbury, ON, Grace Hall
05/15 Quebec City, QC, L'Anti
05/16 Fredericton, NB, Capital Complex
05/17 Halifax, NS, Seahorse Tavern
05/18 Sackville, NB, Thunder & Lightning
06/03 Pinconning, MI, Riverscene Music Festival
06/08 Brooklyn, NY, Northside @ Knitting Factory
06/27 Toronto, ON, TD Jazz Fest @ The Phoenix
07/20 Yellowknife, NWT, Folk on the Rocks Festival
09/07 Elizabethtown, NY, Otis Mountain Get Down

The Weaves cover is the first of three cover sessions planned for 2018 that feature past Polaris nominees interpreting songs from albums that have received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. Arcade Fire's Funeral won in 2016 for the 1996-2005 category. Weaves made the Polaris Music Prize Short List in 2017 for their self-titled album.

Two more Polaris Cover Sessions will be revealed in the coming months. All three will be pressed on a limited edition 10" vinyl record that will be free to purchasers of 2018 Polaris nominated albums at participating retail stores, starting in July. The record will also be given to Polaris Gala attendees.

This is the tenth cover song commissioned by Polaris. Other songs in the series include Little Scream performing Mary Margaret O'Hara's “Anew Day”, Zaki Ibrahim performing Leonard Cohen's “Show Me The Place”, Whitehorse performing The New Pornographers' “Bones Of An Idol”, Sarah Harmer performing Caribou's “Odessa”, Great Lake Swimmers performing Sarah Harmer's “I'm A Mountain”, Arkells performing Owen Pallett's “I Am Not Afraid” and Joel Plaskett performing Feist's “Bittersweet Melodies”. All these performances are available on the Polaris YouTube and Soundcloud channels.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. Our Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind these albums and is available via iTunes and other distributors.

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

About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies nine years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295

Weaves/Buzz Records:
Ian Chai
(647) 707-3306



Toronto, ON – Mardi 8 mai 2018

Le Prix de musique Polaris présente la première des Sessions SiriusXM de reprises du Polaris de 2018. Weaves réinterprète « Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) » tirée de l’album Funeral (2004) d’Arcade Fire, récipiendaire du Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight.

Une captation de la performance en studio est disponible dès maintenant sur la chaîne YouTube du Polaris, tandis que l’audio est disponible sur la chaîne YouTube de Weaves.

« C’est l’une de mes chansons préférées de l’album Funeral, et je me suis dit que ce serait vraiment cool de la rendre un peu Weaves-y », nous explique la chanteuse de Weaves, Jasmyn Burke.

Weaves a enregistré sa version de « Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) » au studio Revolution Recording à Toronto, et le groupe a lui-même produit et mixé la chanson. Weaves performera également sa version de cette chanson lors de certains spectacles de sa tournée. Celle-ci inclut les dates suivantes:

05/08 Lethbridge, AB, Geomatic Attic
05/12 Sudbury, ON, Grace Hall
05/15 Québec, QC, L'Anti
05/16 Fredericton, NB, Capital Complex
05/17 Halifax, NS, Seahorse Tavern
05/18 Sackville, NB, Thunder & Lightning
06/03 Pinconning, MI, Riverscene Music Festival
06/08 Brooklyn, NY, Northside @ Knitting Factory
06/27 Toronto, ON, TD Jazz Fest @ The Phoenix
07/20 Yellowknife, NWT, Folk on the Rocks Festival
09/07 Elizabethtown, NY, Otis Mountain Get Down

La reprise de Weaves est la première de trois prévues pour l’année 2018. Chaque session de reprises présente un ancien nommé du Polaris qui interprète une pièce provenant d’un album récipiendaire du Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight. « Funeral » d’Arcade Fire a gagné en 2016 pour l’époque 1996-2005. Weaves a été nommé sur la courte liste en 2017 pour son premier album homonyme.

Deux autres Sessions SiriusXM de reprises du Polaris seront dévoilées dans les mois à venir. Ces trois sessions se retrouveront sur un vinyle 10” de collection qui sera donné gratuitement à l’achat d’un album nommé sur la courte liste 2018 dans les magasins participants dès le mois de juillet. Les vinyles seront également offerts aux invités du gala Polaris.

Cette reprise est la dixième commissionnée par le Polaris. Les autres chansons de cette série incluent Little Scream interprétant « A new Day » de Mary Margaret O'Hara, Zaki Ibrahim interprétant « Show Me The Place » de Leonard Cohen, Whitehorse interprétant « Bones Of An Idol » de The New Pornographers, Sarah Harmer interprétant « Odessa » de Caribou, Great Lake Swimmers interprétant « I'm A Mountain » de Sarah Harmer, Arkells interprétant « I Am Not Afraid » d’Owen Pallett et Joel Plaskett interprétant « Bittersweet Melodies » de Feist. Toutes ses performances sont disponibles sur la chaîne YouTube et le Soundcloud du Prix de musique Polaris.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et récompense annuellement les artistes ayant créé des albums de musique canadiens de renom. Un groupe sélectionné de critiques musicaux jugent et décernent le Prix sans considération pour le genre musical ou la popularité commerciale. Notre Podcast du Polaris explore les histoires riches et intrigantes qui se cachent derrière ces albums, et est disponible via iTunes et d’autres plateformes.

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

À propos de SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., qui fait affaire sous le nom de SiriusXM Canada, est la principale entreprise de divertissement au pays. SiriusXM crée et offre de la musique sans pauses publicitaires; des discussions et événements sportifs en direct de premier plan; de l’humour; des actualités; ainsi que des émissions de divertissement et des discussions exclusives. SiriusXM est offert dans les véhicules de toutes les grandes marques automobiles, sur les téléphones intelligents et autres appareils connectés de même qu’en ligne à

Rejoignez SiriusXM Canada sur Facebook à, sur Twitter à @siriusxmcanada et sur YouTube à

Les radios et accessoires SiriusXM sont offerts par des détaillants partout au pays et en ligne sur le site de SiriusXM. De plus, la Musique SiriusXM pour entreprises permet à une grande variété d’entreprises de syntoniser de la musique sans pauses publicitaires. SiriusXM est également un fournisseur important de services connectés pour véhicules. Les clients ont notamment accès à diverses fonctions sécuritaires et pratiques, comme les signalements automatiques de collisions, l’aide au recouvrement d’un véhicule volé, une assistance routière de qualité supérieure et un service de navigation détaillé.

SiriusXM Canada a été désignée comme l’une des 50 entreprises les mieux gérées au Canada pendant neuf années consécutives et est actuellement membre du Club Platine.

Contacts médias:

Prix Polaris - Québec
Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295

Prix Polaris - Canada
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440

Weaves/Buzz Records:
Ian Chai
(647) 707-3306

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Toronto, ON – August 3, 2018 – As It Is, have today shared the third taste of their upcoming third album, The Great Depression, in the form of new song, The Fire, The Dark.

Speaking of the track, singer Patty Walters says, “The Fire, The Dark is about self-destruction. Weighed down by his regrets and resentments, The Poet turns to habits of self-destruction as a coping mechanism, isolated and completely withdrawn from the world, neurotic and unstable, consequently jeopardising his relationship with his wife.

This song in particular is one of the boldest musical departures from the As It Is many have come to know. It was a pleasure and a privilege writing this song alongside Larry Hibbitt
 of Hundred Reasons, a band whose sound directly influenced The Great Depression’s darker direction.”

"The Great Depression’ is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change."

When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match. 

In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone. 

With their third album, The Great Depression, As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do. 

Across ‘The Great Depression’s dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around ‘reaching out to talk’ is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.

Pre-order the album HERE.

November 25 – Bristol Thekla, UK
November 26 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, UK
November 28 – Manchester Ritz, UK
November 29 – Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
December 1 – London The Forum, UK

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Toronto, ON – May 9, 2018 –
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have shared the video for their song, Hey Mama – watch it HERE. The video stars Nathaniel and (Night Sweats bassist) Joseph Pope III’s mothers as well as the band’s extended Denver family.  Shot in Rateliff and Pope’s hometown, Hermann, MO, the video was directed by frequent collaborator, Rett Rogers, who incorporated intimate family home movies into the clip.

Of the video, Pope says, “I was reticent at first to ask our mothers to have such a prominent role in the video and wanted them to be aware of the potential scrutiny involved with making something so intimate as ‘a day in the life’ so public. In the end, it made me feel much closer to my mother. You grow up within a family’s daily routines and are shaped by them. Nathaniel and I moved away, and we developed our separate lives. To see a day in the life of my mom, through her very eyes, is such an immense gift to me. The themes of thankfulness, loss, struggle and time that are deep within all of our relationships are on display here.”

Rogers adds, “The process of making Hey Mama was similar to creating a short documentary—gathering found footage from various sources and documenting the lives of others. I experienced Hermann Missouri, the town where Nathaniel and Joseph were raised, through the eyes of their mothers Sandy and Diane.”

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are set to perform You Worry Me on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tuesday, May 15th. The track appears on the band’s acclaimed new Stax Records album, Tearing at the Seams.  Now trending Top 10 at alternative radio, You Worry Me, the album’s first single, was #1 at Triple A radio for 8 weeks and #1 at Americana for 16 weeks.

Tearing at the Seams continues to receive widespread critical praise. Rolling Stone proclaims, “Rateliff's restless throwback sound feels like it’s moving toward real revelations,” while Los Angeles Times adds, “The soul-R&B-rock collective…ranks as one of the most thrilling arrivals of recent years, its reputation stoked considerably by the group’s incendiary live shows.” Entertainment Weekly furthers, “The 12-tracks swell with soulful brass, infectious grooves, and Rateliff’s unmistakable warble.

The group will tour North America this spring, with stops at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater as well as two dates at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now at See below for complete details.

Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio. “For the first record I demo-ed everything up and created most of the parts,” says Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere. We should all have that experience together.” The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen, in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity.

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


May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz* (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company* (SOLD OUT)

May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater* (SOLD OUT)

May 14—Richmond, VA—The National† (SOLD OUT)

May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem† (SOLD OUT)

May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall† (SOLD OUT)

May 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus† (SOLD OUT)

May 29—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave (FM 102.1 Big Spring Show) (SOLD OUT)

May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lawn at White River State Park

June 2—Lewiston, NY—Artpark Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica‡

June 5—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang 

June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center

June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion§ (SOLD OUT)

June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium**

June 24—Detroit, MI—DTW Energy Music Theatre

August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads (SOLD OUT)

August 4—Des Moines, IA—Hinterland Festival

August 5—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)

August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)

August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)

August 10—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)

August 11—Burnaby, BC—Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival††

August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre††

August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater (SOLD OUT)

August 19—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater

August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§§ (SOLD OUT)

September 14—Fredericton, NB—Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

September 21—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center (Outlaw Music Festival)

September 23—Saratoga Springs, NY— Saratoga Performing Arts Center

(Outlaw Music Festival)

September 27—Madison, WI—The Sylvee

September 30— Columbia, MO—Roots n Blues N BBQ Festival

November 7—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (Folk Set)***

November 8—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (Folk Set)***

November 10—Denver, CO—Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set)***


*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

†w/ Robert Finley

w/ The Head & The Heart

§w/ Deer Tick

**w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger

††w/ Nikki Lane

‡‡w/ Tank and the Bangas

§§w/ Slim Cessna's Auto Club

***w/ John Prine


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TORONTO, ON – April 10, 2018 – Following last week’s announcement by Audiotree and Paquin Entertainment, the newly established, Audiotree North, is thrilled to unveil their Canadian Music Week showcase line-up, featuring Ought, Casper Skulls, Begonia, Pkew Pkew Pkew and Pony. CMW Explorer/Explorer+ Wristbands and tickets are available via TicketWeb, Rotate This and Soundscapes.

In addition to the showcase, Audiotree North is partnering with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) to present a pre-event celebration, open exclusively to Canadian Music Week delegates. The event will premiere live music videos from six artists, shot in Toronto at the Great Hall, the Longboat and Revolution Recording. This pilot session featured PUP, Lido Pimienta, Casper Skulls, Pony, Magic Giant and Begonia. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet members of Audiotree, Audiotree North and TCS.

Since Audiotree began in 2011, it has grown to become a mainstay for artists touring through Chicago. Considered a coup - by managers, record labels, and artists - to book an Audiotree Live session, the multimedia company has filmed and recorded over 3,000 artists, including Shakey Graves, Glass Animals, Julien Baker, Arkells and The Sheepdogs. In addition to the “Far Out” live video sessions, Audiotree also films studio sessions and live performances at one of their Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall and Schubas. Audiotree currently boasts over 330k YouTube subscribers from around the world, who’ve watched more than 500 million minutes of content.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide. We gain market intelligence, uncover opportunities for Canadian companies and help reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies to prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems. Learn more at

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TORONTO, ON – August 17, 2018 – Toronto musician, Kevin Brereton, aka k-os, has been a renaissance man since he emerged in the early 2000s. He has won three JUNO Awards, earned a Grammy nomination, and performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Always one to push the envelope, k-os returns today with a new single –  No Bucks – an ode to staying true to his craft and doing the work for the love, not the money. Stream and download the track here

In true k-os style, No Bucks is a mélange of witty wordplay and classic lyricism – “That’s why I don’t give a buck / And my rap style blacker than a hockey puck.” The song was conceptualized during a three-year hiatus when k-os stepped away from the music industry to deal with real life, which is why the single exudes undeniable authenticity.

You can catch k-os live tomorrow (Saturday, August 18) as he is set to headline Ponderosa Festival in Rock Creek, B.C. And stay tuned for more from k-os with a new EP on the way.

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