TOXIC HOLOCAUST TEAMS UP WITH LURKVILLE SKATEBOARDS FOR LIMITED EDITION SKATE DECK

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SOULFLY 
TO COMMENCE NEXT WEEK WITH STOPS ACROSS CANADA

PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – January 29, 2020 – Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST has teamed up with Lurkville Skateboards for a limited-edition Primal Future: 2019 skate deck! Based in San Diego, California, Lurkville Skateboards has been skater owned and operated since 2011. Their mission is to provide every component you need to build a quality skateboard that takes on the toughest impacts. Constructed from seven-ply maple, these traditional decks are designed for any age and skill level to ride. Lurkville Skateboard wheels are made from the finest urethane formula. Their wheels are ready to take on any terrain.

 

Comments Lurkville co-owner Julian Vasquez, “There’s no better soundtrack to listen to than TOXIC HOLOCAUST for a good skate sesh. Now there’s a board to go with that soundtrack and sesh!”

Limited to 100, the TOXIC HOLOCAUST Primal Future: 2019 skateboard is available atTHIS LOCATION.

 

TOXIC HOLOCAUST will kick off their anticipated North American tour supporting Soulfly next week. The journey will commence February 3rd in Denver, Colorado, winding its way through nearly three dozen cities upon its conclusion March 12th in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by X-Method, Madzilla, Skinflint, and Systemhouse 33. See all confirmed dates

 

TOXIC HOLOCAUST continues to tour in support of their latest full-length, Primal Future: 2019, released in October via Entertainment One (“eOne”). An ambitious new mission statement from founder/principal songwriter Joel Grind, TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2.0 detonates like doomsday all over Primal Future: 2019. A dystopian technological takeover drives the album thematically, but the passionately delivered music is vintage TOXIC HOLOCAUST, taking things all the way back to the band’s early origins. 

 

The band Terrorizer called, "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets, and riffs," TOXIC HOLOCAUST began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some twenty years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash and filthy street punk that's outlasted the heydays of the genres that spawned them; founder Joel Grind, the headband-wearing headbanger whose dedication to the one-man-band ethos gives the late Quorthon a run for his money, melting down the greatest punk-metal crossover riff collection imaginable into nuclear ooze. With each successive release, Grind repurposes the most visceral strengths of speed, thrash, and punk through his own unique vision, making for new metal anthems that consistently reignite a circle-pitting feeding frenzy in the scene.

 

TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2020 TOUR DATES:

February 3 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
February 4 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO

February 5 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
February 6 - Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas, NV
February 7 - Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA
February 8 - Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA
February 10 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
February 11- Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR

February 12 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
February 14 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
February 15 - The Gateway - Calgary, AB
February 16 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
February 17 - The Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MN

February 19 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN

February 20 - The Forge - Joliet, IL
February 21 - Route 20 - Racine, WI
February 22 - The Apollo Theatre - Belvidere, IL
February 23 - The Citadel Music Hall - Indianapolis, IN
February 24 - Crafthouse - Pittsburgh, PA
February 25 - Rec Room - Buffalo, NY
February 26 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
February 27 - Poor Richards - Chicopee, MA

February 28 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
February 29 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
March 1 - Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ
March 3 - Cafe 611 - Fred, MD
March 4 - The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
March 5 - Capone's - Johnson City, TN
March 6 - Masquerade Hell - Atlanta, GA
March 7 - Sound Bar - Orlando, FL
March 8 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 10 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA
March 11 - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX  
March 12 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX

wSoulfly, X-Method, Madzilla, Skinflint, Systemhouse 33

 

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DAVE SAMPSON RELEASES NEW ALBUM ALL TYPES OF WAYS ON OCTOBER 4th

 

LEAD SINGLE TROUBLE OUT NOW

ON TOUR THROUGH THE SUMMER AND FALL

“Heartfelt, energized and emotional, Dave Sampson has obvious natural talent as a Maritime singer-songwriter.”CBC Music

“Is Dave Sampson pop, folk or indie? Who cares if the songs are good!” – Halifax Chronicle Herald

Toronto, ON – August 12, 2019 – Dave 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 North America.

Today, he is thrilled to announce the release of his anticipated new album, All Types Of Ways. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated, Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert), at Nashville's Sound Emporium. Set for release on October 4th, the record features six new tracks that dig deeper into Sampson’s abilities as one of Canada’s best up and coming songwriters, and perfectly showcase his heartfelt, genre-bending style. Have a listen to the lead single, Trouble.

“This EP has been a long time coming and I feel so lucky to have my long-time friend and collaborator, Gordie Sampson, produce this in Nashville, TN,” reflects Dave Sampson. “I’ve never put out a project where I have felt so connected to the songs, there is a lot of blood sweat and tears in these songs and I can’t wait to share them with my listeners.”   

In 2016, Sampson’s song, No Pressure, No Diamonds, was picked up by Canadian hip hop icon, Classified, and released as a single featuring rap legend, Snoop Dogg. The track landed on the Billboard charts and earned Sampson his first Gold-certified record. No stranger to collaboration, Sampson has continued to work with some of Canada’s top exports, such as Gordie Sampson, Donovan Woods and Neon Dreams. 

Sampson is currently on tour in Canada through the rest of summer and into the fall. He will celebrate the release of All Types of Ways with a show on October 3rd at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern, before a hometown release show on October 19th at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax. Full details can be found below, with more to be announced soon!

TRACK LISTING:
1. All Types Of Ways
2. Gets Me Through The Night
3. Colorado
4. Wild Child
5. Boom Child
6. Trouble

TOUR DATES:
August 23 – Prince Edward Island – Sundaze Festival
August 29 – Toronto, ON – Canadian National Exhibition w/ Howard Jones
September 14 – Jost Winery, NS – STOMP Festival
October 3 – Toronto, ON – Dakota Tavern
October 19 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee Ballroom

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BON IVER’S NEW ALBUM i,i TO BE RELEASED TONIGHT

FOLLOWING TERRITORY-BY-TERRITORY RELEASE OF 8 TRACKS ON 8/8

PHYSICAL RELEASE OUT 8/30

Toronto, ON – August 7, 2019 – Tonight, Bon Iver, release their fourth studio album, i,i,  digitally on Jagjaguwar. Following yesterday’s intimate i,i listening events, this morning saw the territory-by-territory release of 8 individual new Bon Iver tracks as fans woke up to the unannounced gift of the band’s most expansive, joyful and generous music yet, cascading from Sydney to Warsaw, London to Los Angeles.

Recorded mostly at Sonic Ranch in Texas, i,i finds Bon Iver's Justin Vernon in a calmed creative state that he channels into the heart of each of the album’s 13 songs.  The core band for thei,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 Juwan, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, and many others.

Prior to today’s full album release, Bon Iver shared four tracks from i,i which were met with widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times hailed the group’s “unmistakable, just-before-dawn textures” while Time Magazine said the new music, “haunts and welcomes: a good portent of the season to come,” and Vice added, “it reminds us why Vernon is one of music’s most enduring figures.”

The physical release for i,i is set for August 30. Pre-order i,i here.

Following the release of i,i, Bon Iver will tour the U.S. and Canada in September and October. See a full list of shows below, and watch mini-documentary Bon Iver:Autumn to learn how Bon Iver will be bringing a sense of intimacy and sonic and visual innovation to some of their largest venues to date.

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

BON IVER TOUR DATES
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† ^
10/18 - Washington, DC - The Anthem† ^
10/19 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena† ^ #

*w/ Indigo Girls 
∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten 
† w/ Feist 
‡ w/ Yo La Tengo
^ Mirrors production
# L-ISA production

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G&D (GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW AND DUDLEY PERKINS AKA DECLAIME) TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BLACK LOVE & WAR ON AUGUST 9 VIA SOMEOTHASHIP CONNECT / EONE

G&D (GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW
AND DUDLEY PERKINS AKA DECLAIME) TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BLACK LOVE & WAR ON AUGUST 9 VIA SOMEOTHASHIP CONNECT / EONE

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE WHERE I’M FROM

Toronto, ON – June 5, 2019 – Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins aka Declaime, collectively known as G&D, present their new album, Black Love & War, which will be released August 9, 2019. Both life and musical partners, G&D have been together for over 13 years raising three children together.

The album celebrates black love and the unity of the black family, but the album also delves into many of the socio-economic and racial issues that still have them at ‘war.’  The album features production from Oh No and Mike & Keys (Nipsey Hussle), and vocal contributions from Aloe Blacc, Latoiya Williams, Sean Biggs and Ms. Dezy. Pre-order Black Love & Warout August 9 on SomeOthaShip Connect / eOne Music, here.  

About G&D’s Black Love & War – by Marcus J. Moore:
Blackness has been under attack ever since the first Africans were brought to the United States and forced into slavery. In that time, our culture has been pillaged, packaged and sold to major corporations for profit. We’re told that we’re simply not good enough to be equal, or to be seen at all. We’re forced from our homes by white people who think our neighbourhoods are cool.

Then there’s the police: They’ve been spraying us with fire hoses and shooting us dead since God knows when. So, the brutality you see today shouldn’t surprise you; it’s only been magnified by the prevalence of smartphones and the 24-hour news cycle.

With this in mind, creative partners, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins have returned with a new album, Black Love & War, their third release under the moniker, G&D. 

Long before the term “black excellence” was en vogue, Georgia and Dudley personified it, setting a strong example for others to follow. Not only do they create music together, they adore each other, and that devotion shines through the art, on songs like Eyeluvu (from Dudley’s 2009 album, Holy Smokes) and These Are The Things I Really Like About You (from Georgia’s beloved 2018 album, Overload).

But now, the world needs healing, so the duo is back to spread love and solace to those crumbling under the weight of systemic oppression. Yet, this isn’t a warm hug or passive pep talk; Muldrow and Perkins want you to fight hard—for yourself, for your brothers and sisters, for your peace of mind. Only Georgia and Dudley could turn a song like 187—a brief interlude near album’s end—into a festive nursery rhyme about killing your oppressors, or use another sketch like Slave Revolt Soundtrack to portray the death of a slave master on a plantation. Black Love & War is a wake-up call for black people to rise and revolt, to battle a system meant to kill and imprison us.

We always have a militant feel,” says Georgia, “but we wanted people to be able to join in the music and sing along with it. It’s music that makes people come together. It’s a very cultural record.”

Black Love & War won’t surprise those who’ve followed Georgia and Dudley to this point; the Cali-bred, Nevada-based couple have always challenged listeners to stand tall in the face of tyranny. The devil is working, and as scores of black people die at the hands of racist white law enforcement and MAGA followers emboldened by the U.S. president, now’s the time to prepare for revolution. “We thought, ‘Let’s hit ‘em harder, and not give a fuck about the industry,’” Dudley says about the premise for Black Love & War.

“Truth fucks with people. This ain’t just music; it’s a message and a tool to raise up the spirit of the black race.” The duo does that by compiling a fluid set of upbeat tracks, steeped heavily in their now-trademarked mix of “fOnk,” which blends ‘70s funk and West Coast G-funk into a rich, psychedelic sound. As a result, Black  Love & War feels like a classic Parliament-Funkadelic record, except the themes are tied to modern-day despair. On Peace Peace, for instance, Dudley dissects America’s history of racism and violence from the perspective of a concerned father: “Welcome to the world, son, now run, police got a gun … they will throw sticks and stones ‘till they break ya bloody bones/what a wonderful way we all live.”

He continues that theme on The Battle, with a backing track that matches his urgent tone: “Whole world is on the attack, whole lotta whites hate blacks/And most for no damn reason, this is the season to shoot another dead/Last night, they shot a baby black boy in the head.”

If much of the album is carried by the aspect of War, the back end leans into the concept of Black Love—especially on songs, Again, P.A.L. (Post Apocalyptic Love), and Fruitful. In these moments, Georgia and Dudley move toward a calmer, more subdued set of sun-kissed R&B and Quiet Storm soul, evoking classics like Rose Royce’s Wishing On a Star and Bootsy Collins’ I’d Rather Be With You. But while they take minor cues from these luminaries, this is love music the only way Georgia and Dudley can do it—straight from their heart to yours, from their own place somewhere amongst the stars. 

I want folks to feel pumped listening to Black Love & War,” Georgia says. “I want it to help them on their journey to fearlessness. I hope these songs help them release that magic, or makes their day more understandable.” Adds Dudley, “this is the music that raises the vibration. We’re pushing each other for the betterment of the planet. We’ve gotta heal our people right now.”

Black Love & War Tracklisting

1. English Breakfast

2. Where I’m From (Prod. by Mike & Keys)

3. Peace Peace (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

4. That’s How We Do It (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

5. The Power Of Your Brain (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

6. The Battle (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

7. Slave Revolt Soundtrack (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

8. Protect Yourself (Prod. by Oh No)

9. Sunshine (Prod. by Oh No)

10. 187 (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

11. Again ft. Latoiya Williams (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

12. Jacob’s Ladder (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

13. P.A.L. (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

14. Smile ft. Aloe Blacc, Latoiya Williams & Ms. Dezy (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

15. Fruitful ft. Sean Biggs (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

16. Big Mel (Prod. by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

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RAPPER TOKEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BETWEEN SOMEWHERE ON DECEMBER 7

PRE-ORDER THE RECORD HERE

ALBUM FEATURES TECH N9NE, IDK & BAS

DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO TREEHOUSE

Toronto, ON – December 3, 2018 – Boston rapper, Token, will release his new album, Between Somewhere, this Friday, December 7.  Between Somewhere is the follow up to 2016's Eraser Shavings, although the prolific rapper has continuously released tracks and videos.  Between Somewhere also features rappers Tech N9ne, IDK and Bas. Pre-order the album here.
 

Token recently released the second song and video from the album titled, Treehouse.  Directed by Token and collaborator, Ben Proulx, the Treehouse video adds to the already creative collection that the duo has worked on together. 

Earlier this month, Token released Mom Would Agree, which is also featured on Between Somewhere and has already garnered over 1.3 million views on YouTube.  Watch the video here.

Token recently released a trilogy of videos, all directed by Token and Ben Proulx, as wellStill Believe In HeroesOne Like Equals and Flamingo. Token's videos have over 40 million YouTube views combined, while his YouTube page has 500,000 subscribers.  

ABOUT TOKEN
Ben Goldberg, known by his stage name, Token, grew up north of Boston, MA. At a young age, Ben was introduced to hip-hop and by the age of six, began writing down his thoughts and emotions from events in his life and expressing himself through poetry. At the age of 10, Ben began putting melody to these lyrics and recording these poems as raps. What had started out as an outlet of expression soon became his passion. Rather than hanging out with friends as most kids his age were doing, Ben stayed at home continuously perfecting his craft and developing his artistry under his now known stage name, Token.

Token began cultivating his fanbase at age 14 after releasing simple videos online of him rapping. By age 16, Token had won multiple online rap contests and has amassed over a million views on his YouTube page. Along with his growing social following online, he began performing all around New England, establishing his live show amongst some known artists. Two of his videos, one of which was made when he was only 14, went viral on Facebook accumulating a total of 6 million views. Fresh off his 17th birthday, Token released a new video that went viral on YouTube and hit a milestone of 500k views in only three days, and has since passed one million. Having garnered quite a dedicated following, Token has received many co-signs like Sway Calloway from Sway in the Morning, and even Mark Wahlberg recently pronounced Token his "new favourite rapper."

Listen to more music by Token:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/4cUfFbVZGSsJWdbfmkdxYq  
Apple Music: itunes.apple.com/us/artist/token/1138060268 
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/tokenhiphop
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tokenhiphop

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RHYE RELEASES STUNNING VISUALS FOR HYMN

ON FALL 2018 TOUR ACROSS ASIA AND THE US

BLOOD OUT NOW

Toronto, ON — October 2, 2018 — Rhye has shared the visual to Blood album track, Hymn. Co-directed and produced by Rhye’s Michael Milosh, and frequent creative partner, Genevieve Medow Jenkins, a nameless woman walks amongst rocky coves and mountainous cliffs of Big Sur and its neighbouring tranquil forest and waterfalls. The Hymn visual echoes the cinematic feeling of the song and provides visceral atmosphere to the Milosh's hauntingly ethereal voice.

Rhye's sophomore album, Bloodwas released earlier this year to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a "perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B" and NME proclaimed to be a "triumph." Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR says is the "reserved, understated and brilliant soul" of the project. Noisey called it “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections. “Exclaim! called it “mood music” in their February 2018 issue where Rhye was featured as their cover story

Rhye hits the road next month with across the US including dates with Jungle and Your Smith. See below for a complete list of dates.

Stream / Save Hymn on:
Spotify / Soundcloud Apple Music / iTunes / Amazon Music
Google Play / Deezer Pandora / YouTube

Listen to BLOOD: smarturl.it/blood-ca

RHYE Live Dates - 2018
October 8 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues* (TICKETS)
October 9 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues* (TICKETS)
October 11 - Austin, TX @ Emo's with Jungle (ACL Fest Late Night Show) (TICKETS)
October 13 - Austin, TX @ ACL
October 15 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre^ (TICKETS)
October 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren^ (TICKETS)
October 18 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass Hall Concert Hall^ (TICKETS)
October 19 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater^ (TICKETS)
October 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades^ (TICKETS)
November 10 - Hong Kong @ Clockenflap (TICKETS)
November 11 - Singapore, Singapore @ Neon Lights (TICKETS)
November 13 - Shanghai, China @ Modernsky Lab (TICKETS)
November 14 - Beijing, China @ Omni Space 
* = with Jungle
^ = with Your Smith

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

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

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

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RHYE RELEASES STUNNING VISUALS FOR HYMN

ON FALL 2018 TOUR ACROSS ASIA AND THE US

BLOOD OUT NOW

Toronto, ON — October 2, 2018 — Rhye has shared the visual to Blood album track, Hymn. Co-directed and produced by Rhye’s Michael Milosh, and frequent creative partner, Genevieve Medow Jenkins, a nameless woman walks amongst rocky coves and mountainous cliffs of Big Sur and its neighbouring tranquil forest and waterfalls. The Hymn visual echoes the cinematic feeling of the song and provides visceral atmosphere to the Milosh's hauntingly ethereal voice.

Rhye's sophomore album, Bloodwas released earlier this year to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a "perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B" and NME proclaimed to be a "triumph." Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR says is the "reserved, understated and brilliant soul" of the project. Noisey called it “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections. “Exclaim! called it “mood music” in their February 2018 issue where Rhye was featured as their cover story

Rhye hits the road next month with across the US including dates with Jungle and Your Smith. See below for a complete list of dates.

Stream / Save Hymn on:
Spotify / Soundcloud Apple Music / iTunes / Amazon Music
Google Play / Deezer Pandora / YouTube

Listen to BLOOD: smarturl.it/blood-ca

RHYE Live Dates - 2018
October 8 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues* (TICKETS)
October 9 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues* (TICKETS)
October 11 - Austin, TX @ Emo's with Jungle (ACL Fest Late Night Show) (TICKETS)
October 13 - Austin, TX @ ACL
October 15 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre^ (TICKETS)
October 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren^ (TICKETS)
October 18 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass Hall Concert Hall^ (TICKETS)
October 19 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater^ (TICKETS)
October 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades^ (TICKETS)
November 10 - Hong Kong @ Clockenflap (TICKETS)
November 11 - Singapore, Singapore @ Neon Lights (TICKETS)
November 13 - Shanghai, China @ Modernsky Lab (TICKETS)
November 14 - Beijing, China @ Omni Space 
* = with Jungle
^ = with Your Smith

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

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

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

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PATRIK PREVIEWS FORTHCOMING ALBUM THROUGH NEW SINGLE DIAMONDS AND VIDEO FOR STAYLONE

SPADINA EP SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 9

WATCH PATRIK’S DEBUT ON YTV’S THE ZONE

Toronto, ON – September 24, 2018 – Today, Toronto x Montreal rapper, Patrik, drops two releases to preview his forthcoming EP, Spadina, including the bright new track, Diamonds, and visuals for his single, StayLone (prod. By Retro). Diamonds will appear on Spadina, set for release on November 9. The song launches Patrik into album mode, as he makes his rounds in the city to share insight on the process, recently appearing in an interview segment on YTV’s The Zone. Check it out here, and stream Diamonds for a sample of the new record.

“Diamonds is about the way we marvel at materialism. We always believe that having more makes us happy. So, Diamonds is to talk about how we can have so much material belongings & still be dead inside,” Patrik says of the song.

“The Spadina EP is me reminiscing of all the important lessons & experiences I’ve had through my youth into adulthood while growing up on Toronto,” Patrik continues. “The stories that have built me to be who I am today, as well as the wisdom I have to share with the people who listen to it.”

Diamonds follows Common, which was released last month and premiered via CBC q and Exclaim! The song was produced by DreamLife (Kevin Gates, Wale, YBN Cordae, Snoop Dogg, Kodak Black, Bun B, Gunplay and Smoke DZA) , and features hooks from Breana Marin, a rising R&B/Pop/EDM singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. 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."

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 on November 9.

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.

WATCH – StayLone: bit.ly/2NwJdGt

STREAM - Diamonds: spoti.fi/2QR42dM

STREAM - Common: spoti.fi/2vVxbee

STREAM - StayLone: spoti.fi/2NAUOEE

WATCH - Entitled: bit.ly/2FYltCs

STREAM – Lone: spoti.fi/2Nx1P9h


Patrik on Spotify: spoti.fi/2HwiOB8

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Album Artwork 

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PATRIK RELEASES COMMON (FEAT. BREANA MARIN)

PREMIERES VIA CBC Q AND EXCLAIM! TODAY

DREAMLIFE-PRODUCED SINGLE ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING SPADINA EP TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 21

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: spoti.fi/2vVxbee

Patrik on Spotify: spoti.fi/2HwiOB8

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Single Artwork 

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We're hiring!

We're hiring an Artist Management Assistant & Social Media Coordinator! Check out the full job positing on Indeed.

If you think this position is the right fit for you please send a resume and cover letter to aven@indoorrecess.com 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 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouding_chômeur
AB: Poutine or ketchup chips

Favourite Canadian city to visit:
JS:
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:
JS:
The Commodore, Vancouver
AM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AH: The Cameron House, Toronto
OM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AB: Zaphods, Ottawa #RIP

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

Favourite Canadian saying/phrase/term:
JS:
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:
JS:
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 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouding_chômeur
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:
JS: 
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:
JS: 
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!



THIS MONTH'S RELEASES:
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 RELEASES:
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!

TODAY
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

THIS WEEK
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)

NEXT WEEK
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.

THIS WEEK
The Record Company release a brand new music video for their track, Baby, I’m Broken: http://bit.ly/2ow2BFA
Wyclef Jean premieres the video for The Ring: http://bit.ly/2orMneR
Sylvan Esso shares a video for their single, Radio: http://bit.ly/2ob1gAj
Flogging Molly release a lyric video for their song, Reptiles (We Woke Up): http://bit.ly/2pe3jWc
Streetlight Social have a new lyric video for their single, Daybreaks: http://bit.ly/2oDPGBP
All That Remains launch the pre-order for their new album, Madness, and share the lyric video for new single Halo: http://bit.ly/2oc2VWk

TODAY
BNQT share Real Love – the next track off their upcoming release, Volume I: http://bit.ly/2ovGQFJ
Gov’t Mule announce their new studio album and share the lead singles Stone Cold Rage: http://rol.st/2oULmz4 and Sarah, Surrender: http://bit.ly/2oDXJyC

TOMORROW
Little Dragon release their new album, Season High

COMING UP
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

INDOOR RECESS CMW SCHEDULE
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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SHRED KELLY RELEASE NEW SINGLE ARCHIPELAGO

FIRST MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

SHARE VIDEO FOR THE TRACK

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!

DOWNLOADhi-res photo

www.shredkelly.com

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CYHRA RELEASE KARMA VIDEO

FIRST SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM
LETTERS TO MYSELF OUT OCTOBER 20th
VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

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)

www.cyhra.com

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WEAVES DO ARCADE FIRE'S “NEIGHBORHOOD #3 (POWER OUT)” FOR SIRIUSXM POLARIS COVER SESSION

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. polarismusicprize.ca

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

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 siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

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
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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

Weaves/Buzz Records:
Ian Chai
(647) 707-3306
ian@buzzrecords.ca

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WEAVES REPREND « NEIGHBORHOOD #3 (POWER OUT) » D’ARCADE FIRE POUR LES SESSIONS SIRIUSXM
DE REPRISES DU POLARIS

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. polarismusicprize.ca

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

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 siriusxm.ca.

Rejoignez SiriusXM Canada sur Facebook à facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, sur Twitter à @siriusxmcanada et sur YouTube à youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

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
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

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

Weaves/Buzz Records:
Ian Chai
(647) 707-3306
ian@buzzrecords.ca

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS SHARE THE VIDEO FOR HEY MAMA

BAND WILL PERFORM ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT MAY 15th

ON TOUR NOW

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 nathanielrateliff.com. See below for complete details.

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

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

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TOUR DATES:

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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AS IT IS RELEASE NEW TRACK THE FIRE, THE DARK FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION OUT AUGUST 10TH ON FEARLESS RECORDS

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.”

AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION' FROM VOCALIST PATTY WALTERS:
"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."


MORE ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
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.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION UK HEADLINE SHOWS:
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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AUDIOTREE NORTH ANNOUNCES CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK LINEUP INCLUDING OUGHT, CASPER SKULLS, BEGONIA, PKEW PKEW PKEW AND PONY

OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY ON MAY 11th 
AT HORSESHOE TAVERN

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 www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca   

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K-OS GIVES NO BUCKS IN NEW SINGLE

STREAM & DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE

HEADLINING PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND AT PONDEROSA FESTIVAL

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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EAT YOUR HEART OUT PREMIERE VIDEO FOR CLOSER TO THE SUN

BAND’S DEBUT FULL LENGTH FLORESCENCE OUT NOW

 

Toronto, ON – May 17, 2019 – Australia’s Eat Your Heart Out, have dropped their new video for Closer to the Sun, watch and listen here. The song lives on the band's debut full length album Florescence, out now via Fearless Records.

 

"Closer to the Sun is about wanting something more for yourself, and wanting to walk down a different path than the one that has been set out for you," said singer Caitlyn Henry. "When I was writing the lyrics, I had an image of a flower in my head reaching up above the surrounding flowers to try and get closer to the sun, but it's cut down to size for daring to grow above the others. This song is one of my favorites on the album, and lyrically it is one of the songs I am most proud of. The video is also my favourite video to date! We wanted it to match the visual aesthetic laid out by the album artwork whilst also matching the energy brought by the song."


Regarding the album release, the band said, "It feels like we have been working towards this for a long time and we are very proud to finally share our debut album Florescence with the world! Florescence is about growing up, learning to accept different situations and experiences and blossoming into the next stage of life. We worked harder than we've ever worked, and poured our hearts and souls into these songs and we hope they can mean as much to somebody out there as they do to us."

 

ICYMI:
The band previously shared the song Carousel. Listen here.

 

ABOUT EAT YOUR HEART OUT:

Eat Your Heart Out strive to reach new musical heights on their full-length debut, Florescence [Fearless Records]. The Newcastle, Australia quintet—Caitlin Henry [vocals], Andrew Anderson [guitar], Will Moore [guitar], Dom Cant [bass], and Jake Cronin [drums]—progress personally and creatively over the course of eleven tracks artfully and articulately steeped in grunge realism, emo intimacy, punk panache, and pop ambition. 

Acclaimed by everyone from Alternative Press to Rock Sound, the group's irresistible energy has reverberated throughout the international scene. In between tours with the likes of Real Friends and Simple Plan, the group dropped the fan favourite Mind Games EP in 2017. As the project racked up over 1 million total Spotify streams, the five-piece regularly averaged over 100K monthly listeners on Spotify and claimed real estate on popular playlists such as Pop Punk's Not Dead and Rock Out, to name a few.

 

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DENZEL CURRY RELEASES NEW ALBUM ZUU VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

ON TOUR WITH BILLIE EILISH NOW

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

LISTEN TO ZUU

What the press is saying about Denzel Curry:

 “If ZUU isn't in your rotation, you're sleeping”Exclaim!

"an artist that's clearly got much more to say" - Billboard

"among the more quietly influential rappers of the last few years" - Pitchfork

"an established pioneer in Florida hip-hop" - Revolver

"he already feels like a seasoned veteran of the rap game” - XXL

Toronto, ON – May 31, 2019 – Today, Denzel Curry releases his new album, ZUU, via Loma Vista Recordings. The new album arrives just 10 months after the release of his critically-acclaimed breakout album, TA13OO, in 2018, and includes previously-released singles, RICKY, and SPEEDBOAT. Last week, Denzel took fans on a trip around the New York City harbour on an actual speedboat to hear the album for the first time, treating fans to a listening experience unlike any other. To coincide with the album's release, Denzel is also being featured as YouTube's Artist On The Rise this week.

 

ZUU finds Denzel returning to his South Florida roots both sonically and thematically, reflecting on the lessons his surroundings and family have taught him, while drawing influence from the deep, diverse soundscape of South Florida rap that he was surrounded by.

 

Denzel also recently announced a headlining European tour in December, which will follow him joining Billie Eilish and the $uicideBoy$ on separate North American tours this Summer. In a run that recently kicked off in San Francisco earlier this week, Denzel is accompanying the Billie Eilish North American tour, with stops in Toronto on June 11 and Laval, QC on June 12, with additional festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands to follow in August. He will then be joining the $uicideBoy$ on a North American tour run beginning July 27 in San Diego and concluding August 23 in Los Angeles. 

 

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

 

BUY AND STREAM ZUU: found.ee/DC_ZUU 

 

WATCH:
RICKY

SPEEDBOAT

 

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

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 27 – Shepton Mallet, UK – Glastonbury Festival

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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BON IVER RELEASE NAEEM VIDEO DIRECTED BY AG ROJAS

WATCH THE BAND’S FIRST OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
SINCE BETH/REST HERE

I,I EARNS FOUR 2020 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR, RECORD OF THE YEAR (HEY, MA)
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM AND BEST RECORDING PACKAGE

Toronto, ON – November 21, 2019 – Today, Bon Iver release Naeem, the band’s first official, non-lyrical music video since 2012’s Beth/Rest – watch it here.

The film marks Bon Iver’s first collaboration with Los Angeles-based, Barcelona-born director, AG Rojas, who – after traveling the world as the child of a Colombian writer and Costa Rican painter – has credits including Gil Scott-Heron’s last and Earl Sweatshirt’s first music videos. He has also directed pieces for Kamasi Washington, Florence + The Machine, Emeli Sandé, Run The Jewels, and Zack de la Rocha.

Rojas says, “Naeem is concerned with the potential for intergenerational healing, and how we choose to engage with that potential. All my admiration and love to Cynthia Rodriguez and her child Azul who brought this idea to life, and to Bon Iver for amplifying it.”

Naeem is the midpoint of Bon Iver’s new album, i,i (Jagjaguwar), which just earned 2020 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (Hey, Ma), Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Recording Package (Bon Iver Art Directors Eric Timothy Carlson & Aaron Anderson). These bring Bon Iver’s career total Grammy nominations to seven, having won two in 2012 for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album (Bon Iver, Bon Iver).

Beginning tonight, Justin Vernon and many members of Bon Iver will host and perform across this weekend’s first-ever Eaux Claires HIVER festival in Eau Claire, WI. After a fall tour saw Bon Iver headlining its largest US venues to date - including The Forum in Los Angeles and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center - the six-piece live band will return to the road for 2020 tours through Asia, Europe, and the UK.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
1/12 - Yes24 Live Hall - Seoul, KR
1/15 - Moonstar Studio - Bangkok, TH
1/17 - The Star Theatre - Singapore, SG
1/19 - Tennis Indoor Senayan - Jakarta, ID
1/21 - Zepp Tokyo - Tokyo, JP
1/22 - Zepp Tokyo - Tokyo, JP
3/6-3/8 - M3F Fest - Phoenix, AZ
4/15 - Altice Arena - Lisbon, PT*
4/16 - WiZink Center - Madrid, ES*
4/17 - Palau Sant Jordi - Barcelona, ES*
4/20 - Mercedes-Benz Arena - Berlin, DE*
4/23 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, BE*
4/24 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, NL*
4/26 - SSE Arena Wembley - London, UK*
4/27 - Arena Birmingham - Birmingham, UK*
4/29 - First Direct Arena - Leeds, UK*
4/30 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, UK*
5/1 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow, UK*
5/3 - 3Arena - Dublin, IE*
8/12 - Øya Festival - Oslo, NO
8/13 - Way Out West - Gothenburg, SE
8/14-8/16 - Flow Festival - Helsinki, FI
*with Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine

Naeem Video Credits:
Writer + Director: AG Rojas
Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Executive Producer: Dinah Rodriguez
Line Producer: Pete Vitale
Director of Photography: Alexis Zabe
Production Designer: Chris Jones
Costume Designer: Tatiana Valentin
Casting: Sonia Hernandez
Visual Effects: a52
Starring: Cynthia Rodriguez, Azul Rodriguez, David Orellana, David Gonzalez Rojas, Christa Haxthausen

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – i,i album artwork

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ASTROCOLOR DROP NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR LAUGHTER

WATCH VIDEO FOR LAUGHTER

UPCOMING SHOWS IN WESTERN CANADA

Toronto, ON – January 24, 2020 – Today, dynamic Victoria, BC-based electronica group, Astrocolor, return with a fresh new track, Laughter. This is the second single to be released off Astrocolor’s forthcoming album, Hue, following Renegade which was released in October 2019. Fans can expect more news on the release date of Hue soon, due out on Entertainment One this spring. Watch the video for Laughter here.

Laughter features the highly recognizable, timeless Stax Record sample of Wendy Rene’s 1964 song, After Laughter (Comes Tears). Says producer/DJ Neil Cooke-Dallin:

"While we were recording and arranging Laughter, it occurred to me that a very soulful vocal might work well in what was, at the time, just an instrumental track. Wendy Rene's iconic performance immediately came to mind and I dropped it into the track DJ style in order to present the idea to the rest of the band,” he says. “We immediately recognized that there was no replacing that iconic voice and went about clearing the sample. Although Wendy Rene's performance is well known in hip hop and dub reggae circles, we are very excited to be re-inventing a classic as an Astrocolor jam with a deep latin groove."

The video was filmed on location at the Surf Motel, an iconic motel and attraction in Victoria, BC, and follows each band member receiving a 'clarion call' from DJ Neil Cooke-Dallin, causing them to drop their respective daytime activities and meet him at the motel for a performance. The song was mixed by San Francisco based music producer, engineer, mixer, remixer, mastering engineer and film maker, Count. He has worked with artists such as Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and most recently Tycho, who’s latest album, Weather, has been GRAMMY-nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

This February, Astrocolor is playing two upcoming shows in their home province of British Columbia. They will be playing a DJ set at the Song and Surf Festival on February 16th and on the 29th, the group will be performing at Robert’s Creek Hall. See more details below.  

Based in western Canada, Astrocolor perform and record live electronic music, recalling The Chemical Brothers, Air, and St. Germain. The band plays on the edges of funky house, Balearic, breakbeat, and ambient, and have been nominated for Electronic Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Astrocolor have brought their celebratory live show to seminal west coast music festivals including Burning Man, Rifflandia, Center of Gravity, Golden Sound, Song & Surf, Tall Tree, and Atmosphere Gathering. The band has also made debut appearances in Toronto (Canadian Music Week), Seattle (Upstream Music Festival), Vancouver (with Five Alarm Funk at the legendary Commodore Ballroom), St Louis, Chicago, and Costa Rica (Bamboo Bass Festival). Astrocolor’s catalogue of original material has over 2 million streams on the major platforms and a loyal following of regular listeners globally. Astrocolor formed in 2015 and are based in Victoria, BC, Canada.

UPCOMING SHOWS IN WESTERN CANADA:
February 16 - Song & Surf Festival - Port Renfrew BC (DJ Set)
February 29 - Roberts Creek Hall - Roberts Creek BC

Listen to Laughter: ffm.to/laughter
Watch Laughter: bit.ly/30JnM8j
Astrocolor on Spotifywww.spoti.fi/2HVe8oL

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