HEAR MARILYN MANSON’S DARK RENDITION OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN FOLK SONG GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN

WATCH THE CINEMATIC VIDEO FILMED IN JOSHUA TREE HERE

Toronto, ON – October 18, 2019 – Marilyn Manson has lent his signature gravel and intensity to a new version of, God’s Gonna Cut You Down,  the classic American folk song, produced by Tyler Bates. Manson reunited with director Tim Mattia for the cinematic black & white video filmed in Joshua Tree, California. God’s Gonna Cut You Down is available to pre-order now on limited pressing picture disc featuring one of Manson’s original watercolor paintings. Manson is on tour now, see all dates below.

TOUR DATES:
October 24 – Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
October 25 – Kegl Freaker’s Ball – Dallas, TX
October 26 – Kattfest 2019 – Oklahoma City, OK
October 28 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
October 29 – The Union – Salt Lake City, UT
October 31 – The Pearl Concert Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
November 2 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
November 3 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ

Buy/stream God’s Gonna Cut You Down: found.ee/MM_GGCYD

Pre-order God’s Gonna Cut You Down Vinyl: found.ee/MM_GGCYDStore 

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SODOM RELEASE NEW SONG DOWN ON YOUR KNEES

ALL NEW EP OUT OF THE FRONTLINE TRENCH DUE NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Toronto, ON – October 18, 2019 – German Thrash icons, Sodom, have released a new song today titled, Down On Your Knees, and will release a new EP titled Out Of The Frontline Trench on November 22, 2019. The all-new effort will be available via Entertainment One in North America and SPV/Steamhammer in Europe as CD DigiPak, vinyl, download, and stream.
Watch the video for Down On Your Knees here and pre-order the EP here.

Tom Angelripper says: “Postcards and letters from my granddad, which I discovered among the things he left behind when he died, and some TV documentaries have given me a vague idea of what it must have been like for soldiers back in those days to leave their trenches and face those life-threatening battles.”

The close relationship between a metal band and its fans can be measured by – among other things – how long they make their supporters wait for new songs. So, looking at it from that perspective, Sodom is exemplary, seeing that they've always supplied their huge following with new material at regular intervals. The release of their current album Decision Day was followed – in time for their major European tour in December 2018 – by the EP Partisan.

Now the Gelsenkirchen thrash metal act, led by Tom Angelripper (vocals, bass), presents its generous side again. Before the work on their upcoming full length is set to begin, Sodom are ready to unleash their brand-new mini-album, Out Of The Frontline Trench. Angelripper calls the recording, "a sign of life for our fans." Having recorded, together with his guitarists Frank Blackfire and Yorck Segatz plus drummer Husky, three new songs as well as two classics (one of them re-recorded, the other one live number), Out Of The Frontline Trench forging an arch between (Sodom's) past, present, and future.

Tracklisting:
1. Genesis 19

2. Down On Your Knees

3. Out Of The Frontline Trench

4. Agent Orange

5. Bombenhagel

Tracks 1, 2 and 3 are new recorded songs, track 4 is re-recorded with the current line-up and track 5 is a live version from 2018. Track 1 is also the title track of SODOM's next studio album, Genesis 19, out in 2020!

Pre-order Out Of The Frontline Trench: eoneheavy.ffm.to/sodom

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

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ENTERPRISE EARTH RELEASE WE ARE IMMORTAL MUSIC VIDEO

TOUR DATES WITH RINGS OF SATURN ON SALE NOW

WITH STOPS IN TORONTO, OTTAWA, MONTREAL, AND QUEBEC CITY

ALL NEW LP LUCIFEROUS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – October 15, 2019 – Enterprise Earth have released have released a new music video today for We Are Immortal. Directed by Burke Cullinane, this is the fourth music video the band has released from their latest full length, Luciferous

Vocalist, Dan Watson, comments, “Alone we’ll die in the fallout, but together We Are Immortal.” 

The band had previously released three music videos, one for The Failsafe Fallacy, He Exists and another for Sleep Is For The Dead, two of which went on to amass more than half a million views. 

Enterprise Earth is in the middle of a lengthy U.S. tour alongside RINGS OF SATURN through mid-November, with stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. See full list of dates below.

Enterprise Earth released Luciferous, their third LP on April 5, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. The band worked with producer Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Job For A Cowboy, Carnifex).

Vocalist Dan Watson adds, "After following our natural progressions as musicians and as people Luciferous came to life. It’s our strongest, most mature release to date and signifies a rebirth while retaining all of the elements of our past. We’re extremely proud of this release and can’t wait to unleash it upon the world."

Enterprise Earth was founded in 2014 by ex-Infant Annihilator vocalist, Dan Watson and ex-Takeover guitarist, BJ Sampson. Taking their name from a confluence of Illuminati and other conspiracy theories, the band released their debut EP titled XXIII and a full length, Patient Ø, in 2015. Patient Ø featured Oceano vocalist Adam Warren and debuted at number five on Billboard's Heatseekers/Top New Artist Chart. Last year the band released Embodiment, their second LP and have since shared the stage with Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, and Winds of Plague with a highlighted appearance on the 2016 Summer Slaughter Tour.

TOUR DATES

October 16 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

October 18 – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA

October 20 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

October 21 – The Domino Room – Bend, OR

October 23 – The Greek Station – Salt Lake City, UT

October 25 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

October 26 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS

October 27 – Amsterdam Bar and Hall – Saint Paul, MN

October 28 – X-Ray Arcade – Cudahy, WI

October 29 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

October 30 – The Forge – Joliet, IL

November 1 – Phantasy Nightclub – Lakewood, OH

November 2 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH

November 3 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

November 4 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

November 5 – Les Foufounes Electroniques – Montreal, QC

November 6 –  La Source de la Martiniere – Quebec City, QC

November 7- Palladium – Worcester, MA

November 8 – Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY

November 9 – H-MAC – Harrisburg, PA

November 10 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

November 11 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA

November 12 – The Blind Tiger – CIL – Greensboro, NC

November 13 – The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA

November 14 – Southport Hall – Jefferson, LA

November 15 – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX

November 16 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX

November 17 – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX

November 18 – RockHouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX

November 19 – ECLIPSE – Albuquerque, NM

November 21 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

November 22 – American Legion Vegas Post 8 – Las Vegas, NV

November 23 – Full Circle Brewing Co – Fresno, CA

November 24 – Homestead Bowl & The X Bar – Cupertino, CA

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RUSTON KELLY’S DIRT EMO VOL. 1 OUT TODAY

NEW PROJECT FEATURES EIGHT COVERS OF KELLY’S FAVOURITE EMO SONGS

FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED WITH TORONTO SHOW ON OCTOBER 22

Toronto, ON – October 11, 2019 – Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician. Ruston Kelly’s, new project Dirt Emo Vol. 1 is out today via Rounder Records. Stream/purchase here. Of the project, Kelly shares, “I don’t play country, this stuff is dirt emo. It’s like crying in a barn or angsting in your room with a banjo.”

Co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K, the eight-song release consists of Kelly’s favorite emo songs including a rendition of Dashboard Confessional’s Screaming Infidelities featuring the band’s lead singer, Chris Carrabba, a live cover of Wheatus’ Teenage Dirtbag and new versions of The Carter Family’s Weeping Willow and Taylor Swift’s All Too Well.

Kelly’s version of All Too Well was released to widespread critical praise and garnered attention from Swift herself. Billboard declares, “Kelly puts his own haunting spin on the track with yearning vocals, delicate percussion and soaring instrumentation,” while UPROXX praises, …his rendition is a beautiful tribute to the raw emotionality of the original. He makes the song his own with atmospheric instrumentals, replacing Swift’s driving percussion with drums that sound more soft and searching.”

In celebration of the release, Kelly will continue his extensive Brightly Burst headline tour this fall including stops at Atlanta’s Terminal West, Austin’s Scoot Inn, Los Angeles’ Troubadour (two nights), Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall and Washington D.C.’s U Street Music Hall among several others. See below for complete details.

The release of Dirt Emo Vol.1 adds to a landmark year for Kelly, whose full-length debut album, Dying Star, was released last fall on Rounder Records (purchase/stream here). Co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K, Dying Star landed on several “Best of 2018” lists including Rolling Stone, Paste, UPROXX, American Songwriter and NPR Music, who praises, “Kelly digs down deep on Dying Star to fearlessly put forth a set of songs steeped in emotional twists, turns and complications…This here is powerful stuff.” Additionally, album track Mockingbird is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. 

TOUR DATES
October 11—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line*
October 12—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon*
October 16—St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill*
October 18—Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom*
October 19—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar*
October 20—Detroit, MI—The Shelter*
October 22—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern†
October 24—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom*
October 25—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall*
October 26—Washington, DC—U Street Music Hall*
October 27—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
October 30—Richmond, VA—Richmond Music Hall*
October 31—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues Cleveland*
November 1—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall*
November 11-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—John Prine’s “All The Best Fest”
*with Donovan Woods
†The Drew Thomson Foundation

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THE BLUE STONES RETURN WITH CONFIDENT NEW SINGLE SHAKIN’ OFF THE RUST

CHECK OUT LYRIC VIDEO HERE

ON TOUR IN EUROPE THROUGH THE FALL

Toronto, ON – October 11, 2019 – Alternative-blues rock duo, The Blue Stones, returned today with a soulful new sound via, Shakin’ Off The Rust – the band’s first single since their 2018 Entertainment One debut, Black Holes. Meticulously layered with cannon-esque percussion and electrifying guitars, Shakin’ Off The Rust culminates in an inspiring chorus focused on fresh starts. Working with producer, Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots), guitarist/vocalist, Tarek Jafar and drummer/vocalist, Justin Tessier managed to sonically create an emotional intensity that sets the table perfectly for Jafar’s powerful vocal delivery.

Shakin’ Off The Rust serves as the mission statement for the next chapter of The Blue Stones creative journey – putting their well-earned confidence on full display as they prepare for a big 2020. Fresh off a North American tour with Reignwolf, the band will head to Europe next week for a string of headlining dates (some of which are sold out in advance) that will run through November. You can check out the lyric video for Shakin’ Off The Rust now and find the track on streaming services here.

On the single, vocalist/guitarist, Tarek Jafar stated, “There are times where I’ve felt I wasn’t good enough, or I didn’t deserve any happiness or success. This song is about battling the thoughts in your head that make you doubt yourself, and coming through with the confidence to make something great.”

When Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier formed The Blue Stones, they were facing uncertainty about who they were individually. What they did know for sure, though, was that they wanted to make music together - and, so they did. Following the success of their debut album, Black Holes, the band quickly found a following in the alternative rock world that lead to them sharing the stage with the likes of grandson, Welshly Arms, and Reignwolf. As they began working on new music, The Blue Stones caught the attention of producer, Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots), with whom they would eventually enter the studio with this past summer. Working with Meany lead to The Blue Stones exploring – and creating – music in a different way than they had before, and led to a new approach by Jafar when it came to tackling lyrics. The result was the band truly discovering who they were during the writing process. They’ve crafted something that shimmers with such purity and truth – musically and lyrically – that one can’t help but be swept up and carried off by the songs that will eventually form their as-yet-untitled sophomore album slated for release on Entertainment One next year. The duo may be redefining who they are, but their decision to pursue the rock’n’roll dream holds as strong as ever as they enter the next stage of their journey.

TOUR DATES:
October 16 – Think Tank? Underground – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
October 17 – Hyde Park Boom Club – Leeds, UK
October 18 – The Eagle Inn – Manchester, UK
October 19 – Attic Bar at The Garage – Glasgow, UK
October 21 – Rough Trade Bristol – Bristol, UK
October 22 – The Hope and Ruin – Brighton, UK
October 23 – The Sebright Arms – London, UK
October 25 – 1999 – Paris, France
October 26 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
October 27 – Le Botanique - Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
October 30 – Krosset – Grunerlokka, Norway
October 31 – Oceanen – Stigberget, Sweden
November 1 – Brooklyn Bar – Sodermalm, Sweden
November 2 – Folk a Rock – Gamla Staden, Sweden
November 3 – Beta – Copenhagen, Denmark
November 5 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
November 6 – Rosenkeller e.V. – J, Germany
November 7- Blue Shell – Koln, Germany
November 8 - Milla – Munchen, Germany
November 9 – Rolling Stone Park – Hamburg-Nord, Germany
November 11 – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl – Solothurn, Switzerland
November 12 – Werk21 – Zurich, Switzerland
November 14 – rhiz – Wien, Austria
November 15 – Groove Station – Dresden-Gittersee, Germany
November 16 – Rolling Stone Beach – Stakendorfer, Geramny
November 17 – V.O.F. Café Wilhelmina – Eindhoven, Netherlands

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NINA KRAVIZ PRESENTS MASSEDUCTION REWIRED

OUT DECEMBER 13 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

REMIX 1 NEW YORK OUT TODAY

Toronto, ON – October 11, 2019 – Employing her acclaimed curatorial skills to an immense tracklist, Nina Kraviz, invites a diverse roster of artists - luminaries in their respective genres - for an eclectic remix package of St. Vincent's Grammy award winning album MASSEDUCTION. From frantic IDM and manic footwork to glistening house and meditative dubstep (via just about everything in between) her selections build an inspired portfolio from an abundance of talent.

Genre-bending interpretations feature strongly throughout. Jlin’s mutated footwork subverts Smoking Section from melancholic balladry to a jittery exuberant march, whilst Mala’s take, although similarly sinister, submerges Annie Clark’s vocals in a drowsy pool of synthetic bass and fragmented percussion. Nina Kraviz’s own Gabber Me Gently remix of Fast Slow Disco sweeps the radiant texture of the original from underneath, replacing it with a hypnotic run of high-speed kick drums, whilst her remix of New York is part minimal techno, part ghostly ASMR, but quintessentially hers.

Further disorientation comes from a number of трип affiliates; PTU offer two remixes - a woozy minimal take on Pills and a relentless spin of Fear The Future - whilst Roma Zuckerman and Buttechno provide direct-to-dancefloor cuts of Young Lover and Saviour respectively. Elsewhere, Laurel Halo makes a spiralling techno animation of the former, as UK evergreens Pearson Sound and Batu offer curiously stripped back takes on Dancing With A Ghost and Hang On Me.

Much like the tapestry of moods on MASSEDUCTION, the remixes mould varying sentiments into a sea of different atmospheres. Bjarki and Population One (aka Terrence Dixon) each work up carefully restrained tension on Pills - a stark contrast to Hieroglyphic Being and Emika’s maximal, glowing takes on Sugarboy. Warmer still are Midland’s powerful, low-slung take on the title track, Fred P’s breakbeat reshape of Happy Birthday Jonny, a heartfelt disco repurposing of Fast Slow Disco from Steffi and two joyful, melodic cuts from EOD.

Released as a full digital package, vinyl album and 3 EPs, Nina Kraviz Presents MASSEDUCTION Rewired is a comprehensive document of the electronic subversion of the mainstream, offering an inspired dissemination of ideas from the rich source material. At times fragmented, at others familiar, it takes the spirit of MASSEDUCTION and runs with it in every way possible.

VINYL ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
SIDE A
1. New York (Nina Kraviz Vocal Mix)
2. Sugarboy (Emika Allegiance Mix)
3. Smoking Section (Jlin Remix)
4. Dancing With A Ghost (Pearson Sound Remix)

SIDE B
5. Slow Disco (EOD Remix)
6. Hang On Me (Batu Remix)
7. Young Lover (Laurel Halo Remix) 8. Smoking Section (Mala remix)

DIGITAL ALBUM TRACKISTING:
1. Hang On Me (Batu Remix)
2. Pills (Bjarki Remix)
3. Pills (Population One Remix)
4. Pills (PTU Remix)
5. Masseduction (Midland's Mass Seduction Remix)
6. Sugarboy (Emika Allegiance Remix)
7. Sugarboy (ChicagoPhonic Sound System) Remix by Hieroglyphic Being
8. Los Ageless (EOD Remix)
9. Happy Birthday Johnny (Fred P Remix)
10. Savior (Buttechno Remix)
11. New York (Nina Kraviz Vocal Mix)
12. New York (Nina Kraviz x Lucy Dubbed Out Mix)
13. Fear The Future (PTU Remix)
14. Young Lover (Laurel Halo Remix)
15. Young Lover (Roma Zuckerman Remix)
16. Dancing With A Ghost (Pearson Sound Remix)
17. Slow Disco (EOD Remix)
18. Slow Disco (Nina Kraviz Gabber Me Gently Remix)
19. Smoking Section (Jlin Remix)
20. Smoking Section (Mala Remix)
21. Fast Slow Disco (Steffi Remix)

EP 1 TRACKLISTING
1 New York (Nina Kraviz Vocal Mix)
2 Masseduction (Midland's Mass Seduction Remix) 3 Sugarboy (Emika Allegiance Mix)
4 Slow Disco (EOD Remix)

EP 2 TRACKLISTING
1 Fear The Future (PTU Remix)
2 Young Lover (Roma Zuckerman Remix) 3 Pills (Bjarki Remix)
4 Young Lover (Laurel Halo Remix)
5 Pills (Population One Remix)
6. Fast Slow Disco (Steffi Remix)

EP 3 TRACKLISTING
1 Slow Dance (Nina Kraviz Gabber Me Gently Remix) 2 Smoking Section (Mala Remix)
3 Smoking Section (Jlin Remix)
4 Dancing With A Ghost (Pearson Sound Remix)
5 Savior (Buttechno Remix)

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TOURIST COMPANY SHARE NEW SINGLE 'TIL WE DISAPPEAR

THIRD RELEASE FROM UPCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM
SET TO DROP IN 2020

LISTEN AND WATCH ‘TIL WE DISAPPEAR

Toronto, ON – October 11, 2019 – Tourist Company have been sharing tastes of their upcoming new sophomore album throughout the year, and today they release their latest offering – ‘Til We Disappear. Inspired by a deeply personal life event, the track is a heartfelt expression of unwavering love. Have a listen here.

“This was the last song written for this record and it’s a little bit of an aside from the rest of the album,” reflects Tourist Company singer-songwriter, Taylor Swindells. “I wasn’t intending on writing any more songs for this project but life had other plans. I’d just come home from tour when my partner sat me down and told me she wasn’t pregnant – which was kind of a strange way to start a conversation. I remember my heart leaping into my throat not really being certain what was going to happen next. She told me that her doctor didn’t know what was wrong with her – she was eight weeks late and had taken two pregnancy tests herself, but the doctor’s test had come back negative. She was categorically not pregnant. This left two options that were both terrifying: either she could never have kids, or she had uterine cancer and we had no way of knowing if or how much it had spread. I wrote this song pretty shortly after that conversation, trying not to freak out but knowing that I loved her more than anything and that was never going to change.  
 
Moments like that bring a lot of clarity to what actually matters. Without those terrifying events, it’s hard to know how deep anything in life really is. All I wanted right then and there was for her to know that I loved her no matter what and that was never going to change. Two weeks later after another doctor’s test we found out that she was actually just pregnant the whole time, which was the BIGGEST relief. We still don’t know what medically happened but we’re very happy to be parents now.  
 
Even though this song wasn’t originally set within the world of the new album, it seemed like a fitting way to end a record about processing bad news. I felt all the stages of this album in those two weeks when our world was turned upside down, but the truth was, all that mattered was ‘I will love you ‘til we disappear’.”

Tourist Company released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the record relentlessly across their home country and internationally. The duo – comprised of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Perry – have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide. With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, they have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own; with orchestral elements that swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive. The band is set to release their sophomore record in the new year.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
October 31 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret (with Rich Aucoin)
November 1 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queen’s (with Rich Aucoin)
November 2 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar (with Rich Aucoin)

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KATIE PRUITT’S DEBUT ALBUM EXPECTATIONS OUT FEBRUARY 21 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

NEW SONG LOVING HER PREMIERES TODAY IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

FALL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

“An accomplished vocalist, Pruitt is also a formidable songwriter, writing mature, thoughtful songs that belie her young age.” American Songwriter

“songs that are poignant, relatable and consistently well-crafted” Nashville Scene

“Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch In 2019”

“Taking the leap from the solitary space of writing in her bedroom to jumping in with Music City creatives always takes grit, which Pruitt has in spades. She also possesses a soaring, nuanced and expressive voice and writes with devastating honesty.” NPR Music

“a song that just gave me chills.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Music

“songwriting chops and Brandi Carlile-influenced ability to project
riveting warmth and intimacy,”
NPR World Café

The 20 Best Acts We Saw at SXSW 2019

“powerhouse voice and wise, beautiful modern love songs…Pruitt is unapologetically herself, and her energy is a welcome addition to the Americana sphere. Like [Janis] Joplin, she tells stories of broken relationships and she sings with her entire face, from her core. It left me speechless. We’ll be seeing a lot more of her.” Paste

10 New Country Artists You Need to Know

“A soulful, acrobatic vocalist with a strong sense of melody and even stronger
knack for crafting an affecting narrative”
Rolling Stone

ARTISTS ON THE RISE

“Katie’s powerhouse vocals & poignant songwriting combine into a compelling, raw, & powerful artist whose musical style evokes the likes of Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, and Ani DiFranco, with a bit of Harper Lee thrown in for good measure.” Southwest

Toronto, ON – October 11, 2019 – Emerging singer, songwriter, and musician, Katie Pruitt, will release her highly anticipated debut album, Expectations, February 21 via Rounder Records. In advance of the release, Pruitt’s new song, Loving Her, is premiering today in celebration of National Coming Out Day. Watch the official music video here.

Pruitt reflects, Why is being ‘gay’ and ‘Christian’ somehow mutually exclusive? I wrestled with this concept my whole life. It made no sense to me that ‘love’ could be a sin. I finally decided that even if it was a sin, I didn’t care. I was in love for the first time with a beautiful girl that loved me back. It didn’t feel wrong to me. After a tough phone conversation with my father, his words still ringing in my head…‘I’m sorry, I just don’t understand it’ to which I responded, ‘people don’t like what they don’t understand.’

Co-produced by Pruitt and her close friend Mike Robinson, Expectations was recorded in Nashville and consists of ten new songs written solely by Pruitt including the title track, which was released last month to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone praises, “there’s something wonderfully nostalgic about Katie Pruitt’s ‘Expectations.’ The chorus-pedaled guitar tone wouldn’t be out of place on a Tears for Fears album, while the arrangement—full of pop hooks, layered harmonies and reverb-heavy riffs—rustles up the timeless, infinite feeling of being young and limitless,” while American Songwriter declares, “The single demonstrates what Pruitt does best: blend indie rock, Americana and solid songwriting.”

Pruitt will continue to tour throughout 2019 in support of the release including upcoming stops with The Wood Brothers and Langhorne Slim and The Lost at Last Band. See below for complete tour details.

Originally from the Atlanta suburbs and now based in Nashville, Pruitt’s career has been building to a breakthrough over the past few years following the release of her OurVinyl Live Session EP in March 2018.

EXPECTATIONS TRACK LIST:
1. Wishful Thinking
2. My Mind’s A Ship (That’s Going Down)
3. Expectations
4. Out Of The Blue
5. Normal
6. Grace Has A Gun
7. Searching For Truth
8. Georgia
9. Loving Her
10. It’s Always Been You

TOUR DATES:
October 11—Chattanooga, TN—The Walter Theatre*
October 12—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle*
December 3—Baton Rouge, LA—Manship Theatre†
December 4—Houston, TX—The Heights Theatre†
December 5—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre†
December 6—Dallas, TX—The Kessler Theater†
December 7—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom†
December 9—Omaha, NE—Slowdown†
December 11—Aspen, CO—Belly Up Aspen†
December 13—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theatre†
December 14—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theatre†
December 15—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center†
*with Langhorne Slim and The Lost at Last Band 
†The Wood Brothers

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MARCUS KING TO RELEASE DAN AUERBACH-PRODUCED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM EL DORADO ON FANTASY RECORDS, JANUARY 17TH 2020

SINGLE THE WELL PREMIERED VIA ROLLING STONE OUT NOW

EL DORADO TOUR KICKS OFF IN KANSAS ON OCTOBER 31

WITH A STOP AT TORONTO’S DANFORTH MUSIC HALL ON DECEMBER 18

“The next time someone says to you that rock is dead, tell them to look no further than this King” - NPR Music

Toronto, ON — October 10, 2019 — Marcus King today announced the release of his genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado — produced by Grammy Award winner, Dan Auerbach, due January 17, 2020 via Fantasy Records.

 

Already a 23-year-old guitar phenomenon, El Dorado will further establish Marcus as an innovative songwriter and one of the most soulful voices of his generation. Following numerous sold out headline shows and triumphant festival performances with The Marcus King Band, Marcus recently announced a 32-date winter tour in support of his new record El Dorado, with a show in Toronto on December 18 at Danforth Music Hall. See all dates below.

 

El Dorado is a contemporary sonic exploration of classic rock, blues, southern R&B and country-soul where subtle acoustics and pedal steel shines bright alongside raucous electric guitars and blistering solos. Following their previous collaboration on song How Long, King and Auerbach co-wrote two songs for El Dorado in only three days in his Easy Eye Sound studio.

 

On working with Marcus, Dan stated, "Marcus is known by so many as a phenom guitar player, and rightfully so. He’s regularly the best player in the room, hands down. I was equally blown away by the way he can sing - so effortless, so soulful, straight from the heart. He’s a naturally gifted writer too, which was clear right away. Everything for him is so innate – that’s why he can always go right to the heart of a song and connect in a deeper way. He’s really one of a kind and I’m proud I got to work alongside him on this record.”

 

Their debut single , The Well, a fuzzy, electric-blues masterpiece which rumbles down the highway like Marcus’ jet black El Dorado, premiered today with Rolling Stone who stated “The result is an album that expands on King’s established Southern jam-rock sound. On ‘The Well,’ the first song released from ‘El Dorado,’ King embraces the blues, firing off ferocious solos and singing about the fantasy of ‘easy street.’ In short, it doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t stop King from pining for better times.”

 

The song’s lyrics reflect on hard work and hard times. “When you have a $70 check go bad, you know times are tough,'' Marcus recalled and added, “The Well for me symbolizes the source of all my influences. It is everything that has happened to me to make me the man I am today.”

 

Playing professionally since he was 11 years old, Marcus King is a fourth-generation musician who followed his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live. His pursuit of music often made him feel like an outsider but equally provided comfort, especially when he was thirteen and lost a friend during a tragic car crash. Marcus stated, “She was the first girl I had feelings for, that was a really heavy moment, and writing songs was my expression. I also had undiagnosed bipolar disorder and my appearance and interests were not embraced by my educators and their pupils. They were good folks but it kind of felt like being in prison and all I really needed to learn was music.

 

At 23 years old, Marcus King has already been performing live for 15 years and has established himself as an enthralling world class live music talent. He has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry and has performed with Chris Stapleton on a recent US arena tour, Crossroads Guitar Festival and at sold out headline shows including his namesake festival - The Marcus King Band Family Reunion. Previous Marcus King releases have received critical acclaim from the likes of VICE Noisey, NPR and Rolling Stone who acclaimed him an artist you need to know and described him as an “electrifying rock performer.”  

 

El Dorado was written and recorded at Auerbach’s Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, with legendary writers including Paul Overstreet, Ronnie Bowman and Pat McLaughlin.

 

Auerbach also enlisted revered studio musicians including, drummer Gene Chrisman and keyboard player Bobby Wood. Their renowned work as members of the American Sound Studio band included Dusty Springfield’s Son of a Preacher Man, Elvis Presley’s, Suspicious Minds, and hits by Bobby Womack, Joe Tex and many others. Marcus King’s debut solo album, El Dorado will be released on his label Fantasy Records in association with Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. Available to pre-order here. For more information please visit www.marcuskingband.com.

 

TRACKLIST:

1.Young Man’s Dream (3:08)

2.The Well (2:57)

3.Wildflowers &Wine (4:48)

4.One Day She’s Here (3:47)

5.Sweet Mariona (2:35)

6.Beautiful Stranger (4:07)

7.Break (3:01)

8.Say You Will (3:54)

9.Turn It Up (3:38)

10.Too Much Whiskey (3:54)

11.Love Song (2:32)

12.No Pain (3:54)

Credits:

Produced by Dan Auerbach

Recorded and Engineered by M. Allen Parker at Easy Eye Sound

Assistant Engineering by Alex Skelton and Caleb VanBuskirk

Mixed by M. Allen Parker and Dan Auerbach at Easy Eye Sound

Mastered by Richard Dodd

MARCUS KING BAND ‘EL DORADO’ TOUR DATES 

The Marcus King Band founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, is Marcus’ honored foundation. Drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax/steel guitarist Dean Mitchell along with Marcus—bring an irreplaceable combination of commitment, craft and soul to their work and are one of the hardest working bands today. 

MARCUS KING BAND EL DORADO TOUR DATES:
October 31 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
November 1 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre
November 2 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
November 3 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
November 5 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
November 7 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
November 8 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
November 9 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
November 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
November 12 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre
November 14 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
November 15 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
November 16 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
November 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
November 19 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
November 21 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
November 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
November 23 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
December 3 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
December 5 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
December 6 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theater
December 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
December 8 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
December 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
December 12 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
December 13 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
December 14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
December 15 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
December 17 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
December 18 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
December 19 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
December 20 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre & Perf Arts Center
December 21 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
January 7-12 - Jam Cruise 2020 - Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
January 24-28 - Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
April 10-12 - Byron Bay Bluesfest. Tyagarah, Australia

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FATHER RELEASES NEW EP HU$BAND VIA AWFUL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS

SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ICEMAN

Toronto, ON – October 9, 2019 – Atlanta rapper/producer/artist, Father, releases today his new EP, HU$BAND, via Awful Records/RCA Records. He also shares the claymation visual for EP track, ICEMAN.  Click here to watch. 

The HU$BAND EP was led by singles and visuals for A lot on ur plate and Handful, which was selected as Pitchfork’s “The Ones” upon release. The 6-track EP features production from frequent collaborator meltycannon, Bankroll Got It (E-40, Kid Ink), Nate Donmoyer (GESAFFELSTEIN, Kelela), and 420tiesto, with all tracks written by Father. 

HU$BAND will be the follow-up to Father’s Awful Swim project, which was released in collaboration with Adult Swim last year, and featured standout tracks, We Had a Deal, Lotto ft. ABRA, and Thotnite.

Father is currently on his US headlining tour which will wrap next week on October 15 in New York. Tickets are available for purchase now. For more information, please visit: fatheraintshit.com/tour. Listen to/watch Handful, catch Father on tour and keep an eye out for more from the Awful Records leader coming soon.

About Father
From the start, Father’s music was filled with a mischievous charm that poked fun at the world as much as he pointed the finger back at himself – in his breakthrough single Look at Wrist he famously rapped, “never had to flip a brick, but I get the gist.” This charm built through his first string of albums – Young Hot Ebony (2014), Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First (2015), and I’m a Piece of Shit (2016) – which Father endearingly referred to as, “a trilogy of fuckery.” Dripping with swag, bouncy, lofi beats, and his signature monotonous flow, these three projects cemented Father as the prodigal son of the independent hip hop kingdom. 

Father soon relocated to Los Angeles from Atlanta, where he found a new sense of balance and quick success with his 2016 hit single Heartthrob. After forging a partnership with RCA and Adult Swim, Father delivered his most widely acclaimed album yet, Awful Swim (2018). Although still rampant with his devious inner-child, this album showed off Father’s maturity as an artist when it came to working with more complex production and refining his storytelling savvy.

Not far from the spontaneous nature of Awful Swim, the upcoming “A lot on ur plate” captures Father at his strongest and most comfortable. Keep an eye out for more from the DIY Atlanta artist coming soon.

Listen to HU$BAND: smarturl.it/FATHER-Husband 

Watch/Listen to Iceman: smarturl.it/xICEMAN-yt

Watch/Listen to Handful: smarturl.it/FATHER-handful

Watch/Listen to A lot on ur plate: smarturl.it/Father-ALOUP

HU$BAND TRACKLISTING:
1. Joestar
2. Hexes feat. meltycanon
3. Handful 
4. ICEMAN 
5. A lot on ur plate
6. Family Function feat. Zack Fox

FALL HEADLINING TOUR DATES
October 15th – New York, NY – Elsewhere

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THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ALLIANCE UNVEILS RECIPIENTS OF THE 2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

BREAKOUT WEST 2019 CELEBRATES 65+
SHOWCASING PERFORMERS OVER THREE DAYS

OVER 80 CANADIAN SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS & MENTORS
40+ INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES
35 CONFERENCE SESSIONS & 600+ ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS

WINNIPEG, MB ANNOUNCED AS HOST CITY OF
BREAKOUT WEST 2020

Toronto, ON – Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Today, at the Industry Awards Brunch, hosted at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, YT, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced the recipients of the 2019 Western Canadian Music Industry Awards. Winners of the Artistic Awards were presented on Thursday, October 3. A full list of all WCMA Award winners can be found below.

Honourees included local Yukon legend and musician, Hank Karr, who was presented with the 2019 Heritage Award, and the Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award recipient, Duncan Sinclair – head of Jazz Yukon and long-time supporter and pillar of the music communities in the Yukon. Dan Mangan was awarded Recording of the Year, which was accompanied by a $2,000 honourarium, courtesy of Stingray’s Stingray Rising Stars program. Attendees were treated to performances by Sebastian Gaskin, Amelie Patterson, and Del Barber.

2019 was an exciting year for the WCMAs, with nominee representation from all four western Canadian provinces and three northern territories, and an outstanding showing of female/female-identifying winners in the artistic categories. BreakOut West 2019 featured over 84 Canadian speakers, presenters and mentors, 41 international delegates – coming from the far reaches of Australia, Mexico, Germany and the US, thanks to support from FACTOR, the Government of Canada, the Canadian Private Radio Broadcasters, and Musication – 35 conference sessions, 600+ one-on-one meetings, countless business opportunities, and over 65 showcasing musical acts – including a remarkable number of Francophone performers, who were warmly welcomed by the strong local Francophone presence in Whitehorse.

In the spirit of helping to shape the next generation of artists, Music Yukon piloted an Artist Preparedness Program, where showcasing performers were given training to prepare for their upcoming appearances at BreakOut West 2019. Select performers were welcomed to BOW through a mentorship program organized by Association franco-yukonnaise, and were given a crash-course in the music industry, under the guidance of award-winning musician, Jocelyne Baribeau.

“Les artistes sont les ambassadeurs de notre francophonie. BreakOut West est un tremplin pour l’export qui leur permet de partager nos histoires et notre culture dans tous le pays et ailleurs,” exclaims BreakOut West Interim Executive Director, Nathalie Kleinschmit. “Nous sommes ravis d’avoir accueilli un si bel échantillon de la musique francophone de notre région; du rock, du rap, de l’électro-soul au jazz, notre musique francophone est diverse et vivante. La communauté francophone du Yukon nous a accueilli à bras ouverts et nous la remercions!

BreakOut West 2019 saw incredible support from the Government of Yukon – who invested not only in the week’s events, but also supported the training and community initiatives to help anchor the experience well beyond BreakOut West – Air North, Stingray, Yukon Brewing, and the host committee – Association franco-yukonnaise, Claire Ness, Jazz Yukon, MacBride Museum, OutCrop, Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism, and Music Yukon – as well as generous partnership from local and national sponsors.

“We are excited to once again host BreakOut West in Whitehorse and it was fantastic to see performances in Yukon communities leading up to the festival this year,” says Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Yukon. “This is a major celebration of western Canadian music and a tremendous opportunity to showcase the diversity of musical talent here in the North. The Yukon government appreciates the contributions of the creative and cultural sectors to the diversification of the economy. We are proud to support BreakOut West and help those involved in the music industry advance their careers.”

“The Whitehorse Host Committee and Music Yukon would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the team at WCMA and Yukon Media Development for the work they did to support BreakOut West 2019 in Whitehorse," says Elyssia Sasaki, Special Project Coordinator for Music Yukon, and Whitehorse Host Committee Member. “Events like this breathe the most incredible life into our city. It's been a pleasure to host both new friends and old, and showcase the incredible Yukon artists that contribute to the western Canadian music scene. Congratulations to all of the artists showcasing, and to the award nominees and winners!”

2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS INDUSTRY NOMINEES
Audio Engineering Award

Ben Kaplan, Fader Mountain Sound – BC

Community Excellence Award (Sponsored by Air North)
National Music Centre – AB

Excellence in Visual Design
Jadyn Klassen – MB

Impact in Artistic Development
National Music Centre – AB

Impact in Live Music (Sponsored by Canadian Live Music Association)
Dan Mangan – Side Door – BC

Impact in Music Marketing
National Music Centre – AB

Producer of the Year
Rayannah & Mario Lepage – MB / SK

Recording of the Year (Sponsored by Stingray)
Dan Mangan – BC

Video Director of the Year
Johnny Jansen - Said The Whale, UnAmerican – BC

2019 Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award – Duncan Sinclair

2019 Heritage Award – Hank Karr

2019 Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame inductee – Susan Aglukark

2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ARTISTIC AWARD WINNERS:
Blues Artist of the Year

Ndidi O – BC

BreakOut Artist of the Year
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BC

Children’s Artist of the Year
Raffi – BC

Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year (Sponsored by Canadian Music Centre [CMC])
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – MB

Classical Composer of the Year
Carmen Braden – NT

Country Artist of the Year
Brett Kissel – AB

Electronic / Dance Artist of the Year
I M U R – BC

Francophone Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique [APCM])
Rayannah – MB

Indigenous Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
Northern Haze – NV

Instrumental Artist of the Year
Five Alarm Funk – BC 

Jazz Artist of the Year
Jodi Proznick – BC

Metal / Hard Music Artist of the Year
Striker – AB

Pop Artist of the Year
Begonia – MB

Rap / Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Northern Touch Music Festival)
Vials – BC

Rock Artist of the Year
Dan Mangan – BC

Roots Duo / Group of the Year
Rosie & the Riveters – SK

Roots Solo Artist of the Year
Mariel Buckley – AB

Songwriter(s) of the Year (Sponsored by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada [SOCAN])
Dan Mangan, Cold In The Summer – BC

Spiritual Artist of the Year
Warren Dean Flandez – BC

Urban Artist of the Year
LOA – SK

Visual Media Composer of the Year
Jeffery Straker, The Storm Orchestral – SK

World Artist of the Year
Buckman Coe – BC

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Whitehorse, Yukon from October 2-6, 2019. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to connect, share their talent, explore opportunities and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival, with over 100 shows, the Western Canadian Music Awards, as well as the conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon. 

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ARISTA NASHVILLE ARTIST AND SONGWRITER ROBERT COUNTS RELEASES SELF-TITLED EP TODAY

COUNTS CELEBRATES WITH ASPIRING SONGWRITERS, MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS AT NOTES FOR NOTES RECORDING STUDIO AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2019 – Arista Nashville artist/songwriter, Robert Counts, is releasing his self-titled EP today with a party in San Francisco, California. But instead of tastemakers and industry colleagues, Counts is sharing the occasion with student songwriters, musicians and performers at the Notes For Notes recording studio at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Excelsior Clubhouse. Listen here.  

“I mowed grass to buy my first guitar and learned chords over the Internet, so I really appreciate what Notes For Notes means to these kids,” Counts said. “To have access to an actual recording studio, gear, and people to help encourage and develop the next generation of artists/musicians is remarkable. When I was their age, the thought of releasing an EP seemed completely out of reach; I’m here because I want them to see that with hard work in studios like this, nothing is impossible.”

"It's inspiring to catch a talented artist like Robert at this stage in their career when he's already making giving back part of his music," said Philip Gilley, CEO and Co-Founder of Notes for Notes, which has 25 studios in 12 states. "It's such a positive message that music is as much art as it is a force to transform lives."

Counts will be touring the studio, performing with some of the young musicians, and taking questions from kids at studios in Austin, Denver, and Minneapolis. Since 2014, Notes for Notes has been a recipient of $2 million in funding from the CMA Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association that works to ensure every child has access to a high-quality music education by supporting music educators and innovative music education programs across the U.S.

With the release today of his self-titled, five-song EP, Counts comes into his own as an artist writing from an authentic place about simple themes that give a deeper meaning to the ordinary. Produced by Jimmy Ritchey and Dann Huff, Counts holds nothing back from parental life advice in Backseat Driver, to the sweet anticipation of Someone In My Someday, the sexy, take-you-as-you-are Dress Up, the yearning/hopefulness of Better People, and the smoldering soul of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy. As part of his Live In Nashville series, Counts is also releasing a live version of the Gnarls Barkely cover. Listen here.  

Counts grew up in Franklin, TN, just 22 miles from Nashville’s robust creative community, but his experience was far removed from famed Music Row. He got his first taste of musicality at church, where the house band was filled with session players and road warriors and Counts had a front-row seat to some of the most talented working musicians around. 

He started writing songs in high school and continued to play acoustic shows on campus while he majored in Biochemistry at Lee University. He was on a path toward becoming an orthopedic surgeon, but in the year between college and medical school, a local songwriting competition at Franklin BBQ mainstay Puckett’s changed everything. With a summer to kill and nothing to lose, Counts signed up: and won.  

It was the moment his passion became possibility. Counts took the year off to try his hand at songwriting professionally. He signed a publishing deal, churned out nearly 100 songs, and met his musical centrifuge in his manager Jimmy Ritchey, the songwriter and producer behind No. 1 hits for Jake Owen. 

“My life became far less mapped out than it had ever been, but suddenly the path seemed a lot clearer,” Counts said. “I knew writing and performing my music was what I was supposed to be doing.”

Counts’ demos were generating attention, not just for the meticulously constructed gems he was composing, but for the quality of his voice and the distinctive gin-over-granite delivery. 

“You better believe I’m going to play and sing that thing like I mean every word,” he admitted. “I want the people listening to feel the emotion in the lines: I’m singing things the way people say things.”

Next week, Counts leaves for Germany and four shows in Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Berlin before returning for several stateside dates through the end of the year. Click here for information. 

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www.robertcountsmusic.com

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LOST FREQUENCIES STRIKES POSITIVE NOTE WITH SECOND ARTIST ALBUM ALIVE AND FEELING FINE

SHOW IN MONTREAL ON OCTOBER 11 AT NEW CITY GAS

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2019 – It was Lost Frequencies’ summer-esque signature sound that took the world by storm in 2015, but it’s his versatility that made him stand tall amongst the top dance music players since. He showed as much through 2016 album, Less Is More, (and its Deluxe version that followed shortly after) and he does so again with his second artist album: a double-disc world of wonder called, Alive And Feeling Fine. Listen to the album here, and catch him live in Montreal next Friday, October 11, performing at New City Gas. Tickets and info can be found here.

Featuring various of his most notable productions yet, the first part of Alive And Feeling Fine juggles a host of known hits (e.g. Crazy, Recognise, Melody, Truth Never Lies) with several previously unreleased tracks, including collabs with the likes of Mokita and Throttle. Disc number two, the physical form of which is presented as a continuous mix, features deluxe mixes, Tomorrowland edits and esteemed remixes of tracks from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Estelle & Kanye West and The Rasmus. The result is a fully fledged, 23-track masterpiece that not only spotlights the Belgian superstar’s production prowess in full, but also one that was created with his new Lost Frequencies Live tour in mind, which will see him take the stage alongside a band and vocalist.

Lost Frequencies says of Alive And Feeling Fine, “Compared to my first album, where I clearly split the laidback vibes and the electronic music, everything is merged in this new album. As you go through the first CD, it starts off with more organic sounds like guitars and a lot of vocals, mixed with electronic touches. But the further you go on exploring the tracks, the more club-focused it gets. That is because I grew as an artist over the last two years and now produce a lot of different styles and genres of music. The electronic part of me took more and more of a leading role in my music-making process, and I wanted to make that shine throughout my new album as well!”

“The overall idea I want people to have when they listen to this album is a positive energy with happy, yet emotional feelings. The name of the album says ‘Alive and Feeling Fine’, and that’s how I want people to feel. Thank you for listening!”

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

Buy/stream Alive And Feeling Fine: smarturl.it/xAliveandFeelingFine

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www.lostfrequencies.com

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PRIDE AND GLORY S/T REISSUE DUE OUT OCTOBER 25

MACHINE GUN MAN AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

NOW WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS AND  
VINYL PICTURE DISC AVAILABLE

                                                     
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2019 – Before there was Black Label Society, there was Pride & Glory. Known at the time as a Zakk Wylde side project, Pride & Glory and their debut S/T record would lead to what Berzerkers worldwide now know as Black Label Society. Pride and Glory was Wylde's first self-fronted project, before releasing his first solo album, Book of Shadows, in 1996. 

Pride and Glory, now available on an all-new picture disc version, contains five new bonus tracks via a download card. The Wizard (Black Sabbath cover), Torn and Tattered, In My Time of Dyin' (Led Zeppelin cover), The Hammer & the Nail, and Come Together (The Beatles cover).

TRACKLISTING:
1. Losin’ Your Mind
2. Horse Called War
3. Shine On
4. Lovin’ Woman
5. Harvester Of Pain
6. The Chosen One
7. Sweet Jesus
8. Troubled Wine
9. Machine Gun Man 10. Cry Me a River
11. Toe’n The Line
12. Found A Friend 13. Fadin’ Away
14. Hate Your Guts
15. Machine Gun Man (acoustic bonus) 
16. Mother Mary (alternate version)

5 Additional Tracks:
1. The Wizard (Black Sabbath cover)
2. Torn and Tattered
3. In My Time of Dyin’” (Led Zeppelin cover)
4. The Hammer & the Nail
5. Come Together (The Beatles cover)

Pre-Order Pride & Glory here

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HIP-HOP ICON LIL' KIM TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 9 NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019


PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

LIL' KIM TO RECEIVE "I AM HIP HOP" AWARD
AT THE 2019 BET HIP HOP AWARDS 

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2019 – The original Queen Bee, Lil' Kim, announces the release of her highly-anticipated new studio album, 9, next Friday, October 11, 2019. Fans can pre-order the album beginning today and receive the new track Pray For Me, feat. Rick Ross and Musiq Soulchild, plus recently released tracks Found You, and Go Awff. Pre-order 9 here and listen to Pray For Me here.

Kim says, "I'm so proud of this album and I thank my fans for their continued support.  Let's keep this party going!"

In addition, BET Networks announced that Lil' Kim will receive the prestigious "I AM HIP HOP" Award at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.  Lil' Kim is a trailblazer whose presence impacted music, pop culture, and fashion with her daring lyrics, iconic fashion and unapologetic style that continues to captivate the whole world. The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards will premiere on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Last week, Kim released the infectious single Found YouKim gets you right and tight to have your booties rocking everywhere with this Jonny Cash-produced beat. Doubling up on this twerk-worthy banger is City Girls' Yung Miami and O.T. Genasis with a dope amount of sexual flare.

Pre-order 9: smarturl.it/9LilKim

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THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ARTISTIC AWARDS

INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS TO BE HONOURED ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Toronto, ON – Thursday, October 3, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards have been revealed! Announced today at the WCMAwards Reception held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, YT, during BreakOut West, the awards celebrate the best artistic talent in western Canada. See below for the full list of Artistic Award winners.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Susan Aglukark, was on hand at the Awards ceremony, as she was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Aglukark’s decorated career has seen her recognized as the first Inuk artist to win a JUNO Award (3), earned her a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement, and named her an officer of the Order of Canada.

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre will again play host on Saturday, October 5th where the Industry Awards will be announced at the Industry Awards Brunch. Honourees include Heritage Award winner, Hank Karr, and the Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award recipient, Duncan Sinclair.

BreakOut West festival showcases get underway tonight, with the Kick-Off Concert taking place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, featuring performances by The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, Sarah MacDougall, and Del Barber. Over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists, from all genres, will showcase at multiple venues throughout Whitehorse from October 3–5. A full schedule of festival performances can be found here.

Festival wristbands are still available and can be purchased here. Festival-goers can redeem their online purchases of wristbands at festival venues, one hour before the first act hits the stage.

More information about the festival and conference can be found at breakoutwest.ca and on the BreakOut West 2019 mobile event app, powered by CrowdCompass. Available at Apple and Google Play, the app is the place to get the most up-to-date information, and connect with other festival-goers throughout the weekend. Search BreakOut West 2019 to download the free app and get the latest updates and sneak peeks.

2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ARTISTIC AWARD WINNERS:

Blues Artist of the Year
Ndidi O – BC

BreakOut Artist of the Year
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BC

Children’s Artist of the Year
Raffi – BC

Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year (Sponsored by Canadian Music Centre [CMC])
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – MB

Classical Composer of the Year
Carmen Braden – NT

Country Artist of the Year
Brett Kissel – AB

Electronic / Dance Artist of the Year
I M U R – BC

Francophone Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique [APCM])Rayannah – MB

Indigenous Artist of the Year (Sponsored by APTN)
Northern Haze – NV

Instrumental Artist of the Year
Five Alarm Funk – BC  

Jazz Artist of the Year
Jodi Proznick – BC

Metal / Hard Music Artist of the Year
Striker – AB

Pop Artist of the Year
Begonia – MB

Rap / Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Northern Touch Music Festival)
Vials – BC

Rock Artist of the Year
Dan Mangan – BC

Roots Duo / Group of the Year
Rosie & the Riveters – SK

Roots Solo Artist of the Year
Mariel Buckley – AB

Songwriter(s) of the Year (Sponsored by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada [SOCAN])
Dan Mangan, Cold In The Summer – BC

Spiritual Artist of the Year
Warren Dean Flandez – BC

Urban Artist of the Year
LOA – SK

Visual Media Composer of the Year
Jeffery Straker, The Storm Orchestral – SK

World Artist of the Year
Buckman Coe – BC

About BreakOut West

BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Whitehorse, Yukon from October 2-6, 2019. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to connect, share their talent, explore opportunities and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival, with over 100 shows, the Western Canadian Music Awards, as well as the conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon. 

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LOVING DEBUT NEW SINGLE ONLY SHE KNOWS

NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK

ANNOUNCE EU/UK TOUR – INCLUDING PITCHFORK PARIS

LISTEN & SHARE ONLY SHE KNOWS HERE  AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL STREAMING SERVICES HERE

Toronto, ON – October 1, 2019 – Just ahead of their impending North American tour, Victoria, BC's, Loving, have debuted another trance-inducing single, Only She Knows.

Loving is the collaboration of David Parry and brothers, Lucas and Jesse Henderson. The band came together several years ago as a result of their shared summers planting trees in the capitalist ruins of western Canada's forests. 

Their debut, self-released collection of lo-fi psychedelic folk songs independently found success online and the band amassed an organic fanbase in very little time. Their signature sound constructs a warm and dreamy sonic landscape kept adrift by existentially oriented lyrics and an unspecified all-encompassing sense of nostalgia.

After only touring selectively supporting prominent artists including Crumb, Alice Phoebe Lou, Still Woozy and more, the band embark on their first proper North American tour this fall which kicked off yesterday. See below for a full list of dates and stay tuned for more details on their debut full-length due early 2020 on Last Gang Records.

Only She Knows Lyrics:

Staring out the window she's calmly waiting
confiding, silently
searching the sky as if for a sign
she's waiting on someone

is it the sun?
is it the sun?
only she knows

tracing the lines of a winter's mind 
she won't be long
eyes opened wide to a darkness inside
But what does she see?

is it the sun?
Is it the sun?
only she knows

WATCH – Only She Knows

Credits
Director: Ft. Langley
Cinematography: OPD Brooks
Producer: William Wilkinson
PA: Tim Wilkinson, Leta Cushing-Woodcock
Special Thanks: Brett Laurence Carter
Equipment: Ramsey Fendall
Film Lab: MELS Studios

TOUR DATES:
September 30 – Boise, ID - Neurolux
October 1 – Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
October 2 – Denver, CO - Hi Dive
October 4 – Dallas, TX - Foundry
October 5 – Houston, TX - Satellite
October 9 – Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*
October 10 – Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*

October 11 – Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
October 14 – Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park Ebell
October 17 – San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
October 19 – Portland, OR - Doug Fir
October 23 – Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
October 24 – Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
October 25 – Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar
October 26 – Cleveland, OH - Mahalls
October 27 – Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
October 28 – Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
October 29 – Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
November 1 – Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
November 2 – London, United Kingdom - Mirrors Festival (Dingwalls)
November 3 – Manchester, United Kingdom - Soup Kitchen
November 4 – Glasgow, United Kingdom - Stereo
November 6 – Bristol, United Kingdom - Louisiana
November 7 – Brighton, United Kingdom - Komedia Studio
November 10 – Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who 2019
November 12 – Hamburg, Germany - Molotow Skybar
November 13 – Berlin, Germany - Monarch
November 14 – Munich, Germany - Heppel & Ettlich
November 15 – Nyon, Switzerland - La Parenthese
November 16 – Zurich, Switzerland - Exil
November 17 – Brussels, Belgium - Witloof Bar
*Supporting Lord Huron

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www.lovingband.com

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

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DAVE SAMPSON SHARES HEARTFELT VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE GETS ME THROUGH THE NIGHT

NEW ALBUM ALL TYPES OF WAYS OUT ON OCTOBER 4

ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT IN TORONTO ON OCTOBER 3 FOLLOWED BY HOMETOWN SHOWS IN SYDNEY AND HALIFAX

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

Toronto, ON – September 30, 2019 – East Coast singer-songwriter, Dave Sampson, is gearing up for the release of his anticipated new album, All Types Of Ways. Set to drop this Friday (October 4), the album was produced by Grammy-nominated, Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert), at Nashville's Sound Emporium, and 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. Today, Sampson shares the beautiful visual for the album’s driving, heartfelt single, Gets Me Through The Night. Have a look at the video, which premiered today on Exclaim.ca.

"This song is a straight up love song,” Sampson muses of the track, which was co-written with Sam Ellis and Dylan Guthro (Port Cities). “I think when I was writing it, I was just thinking about all the little things in a relationship that make it special. Things that only you and that other person know and share together."

Sampson writes heart-on-your-sleeve country/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. In 2016, his 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 will celebrate the release of All Types of Ways with a show on October 3 at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern, before hometown release shows on October 12 at Sydney’s Highland Arts Theatre, and October 19 at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax. Full details can be found below.

TOUR DATES:
October 3 – Toronto, ON – Dakota Tavern
October 12 – Sydney, NS – Highland Arts Theatre
October 19 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee Ballroom
November 7 – Truro, NS – Nova Scotia Music Week

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www.davesampson.ca

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH DELIVERS ONE FOR THE GIRLS OUT TODAY ON CONCORD RECORDS

EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING SINGER-ACTRESS RELEASES NEW ALBUM FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES BY ARIANA GRANDE, DOLLY PARTON, JENNIFER HUDSON AND REBA MCENTIRE

WATCH NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR YOU DON’T OWN ME FEATURING ARIANA GRANDE HERE 

“Her album For The Girls is like a greatest hits — with all the greatest voices.”  - InStyle                                         

“Chenoweth’s stellar vocals on For The Girls are a given, but her sassy confidence and inclusive attitude make the album even more special. Of course Chenoweth takes this collection of classics and makes them her own, but it’s the collaborations, the touching ballads, the surprising interpretations that contribute to the mojo that makes her a true star.” Parade

“The record is brimming with familiar songs that Chenoweth reinterprets in her own imitable style to great effect…”Santa Barbara Independent

Toronto, ON – September 30, 2019 – Out now, Kristin Chenoweth,'s third Concord Records release is, For The Girls, one of the Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer-actress’ most personal and compelling projects to date. The album is a tribute to some of the great singers who have influenced her, featuring Chenoweth’s personally charged interpretations of 12 classic songs identified with such iconic artists as Barbra Streisand (The Way We Were), Eva Cassidy (It Doesn't Matter Anymore), Dinah Washington (What a Diff'rence A Day Made), Doris Day (When I Fall In Love), Patsy Cline (Crazy), Judy Garland (The Man That Got Away), Carole King (Will You Love Me Tomorrow), Eydie Gorme (I Wanna Be Around) and Linda Ronstadt (Desperado).

In collaboration with veteran producer/performer Steve Tyrell, Chenoweth is joined by several high-powered guest vocalists, including Dolly Parton, who lends her voice to her own composition I Will Always Love You; Ariana Grande, who's featured on a pointed reading of Lesley Gore's feminist pop anthem You Don't Own Me; and Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire, who trade vocals with Chenoweth on I'm A Woman, originally popularized by Peggy Lee.

In conjunction with the release of For The Girls, Chenoweth will make numerous high-profile media appearances, including NPR’s All Things Considered (September 27), NBC’s The Today Show (September 30), ABC’s Live with Kelly & Ryan (October 1), CBS’s Late Late Show with James Corden (October 3), ABC’s GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke (October 4), CBS’s The Talk (October 4), NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show (October 7), ABC’s Access Daily (October 7), ABC’s CMA Awards (November 13) and ABC’s CMA Country Christmas (early December).

Chenoweth has emerged as one of today's most versatile and charismatic performers. An accomplished actress, commanding singer and uniquely charismatic personality, she's conquered Broadway, film, television and the recording medium, releasing a series of acclaimed albums that demonstrate the depth and breadth of Chenoweth's musical passions.

Stream/download For The Girls here.

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www.officialkristinchenoweth.com

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HIP HOP ROYALTY LIL' KIM IS BACK

CLUB BANGER FOUND YOU FT. CITY GIRLS' YUNG MIAMI & O.T. GENASIS OUT TODAY

LIL' KIM TO RECEIVE "I AM HIP HOP" AWARD AT THE 2019 BET HIP HOP AWARDS

NEW ALBUM COMING IN OCTOBER

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2019 – The original Queen Bee, Lil' Kim, is back to heat up the clubs with her latest bop, Found You. Kim gets you right and tight to have your booties rocking everywhere with this infectious Jonny Cash-produced beat. Doubling up on this twerk-worthy banger is City Girls' Yung Miami and O.T. Genasis with a dope amount of sexual flare. Listen to Found You here.

In addition, BET Networks announced that Lil' Kim will receive the I AM HIP HOP Award at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.  Lil' Kim is a trailblazer whose presence impacted music, pop culture, and fashion with her daring lyrics, iconic fashion and unapologetic style that continues to captivate the whole world. The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards will premiere on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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GHOST’S PREQUELLE EXALTED COLLECTOR’S EDITION ARRIVES IN STORES TODAY

SEVEN INCHES OF SATANIC PANIC 7-INCH
ALSO AVAILABLE NOW

SISTER IMPERATOR UNBOXES
THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION HERE

ON TOUR NOW WITH STOPS IN HAMILTON AND OTTAWA

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2019 – GRAMMY-winning artist GHOST will see its hefty Prequel Exalted Deluxe Collector’s Limited Edition available today at independent record stores in the U.S., Canada, and across Europe.  Only 5,000 numbered editions have been produced and once they’re gone, they're gone. Unveiled by Sister Imperator in this unboxing video, Prequelle Exalted includes a variety of exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album:

 

* Prequelle Limited Edition - 5000 numbered copies worldwide

* 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin

* Four 12" X 12" live photo prints

* Exclusive die-cut Prequelle artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind-blowing illustrations

* Prequelle Limited Edition Transparent Orange with Black Smoke Coloured Vinyl

* Bonus 7” (Seven Inches of Satanic Panic) with two previously unreleased songs: Mary On A Cross, and Kiss the Go-Goat and alternative cover

 

In addition, the stand-alone Seven Inches of Satanic Panic double A-side 7-inch, featuring Mary On A Cross and Kiss The Go-Goat, is also available today. These two songs were originally recorded and released back in 1969 by the Papa Nihil-led Ghost line-up and performed only once at The Whiskey A Go-Go.  After that line-up disbanded, the original audio tapes and Super 8 footage were lost, but recently rediscovered by Papa Nihil.  Ghost’s current label, Loma Vista Recordings, is re-releasing the 7-inch on vinyl today.

 

Prequelle was produced by Tom Dalgety and originally released in on June 1, 2018.  The album received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album, and a nomination for Sweden's Grammis Award as Best Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and Dalgety received a GRAMMY nomination as Producer of the Year.  Both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines named Prequelle the Best Album of 2018, and the album produced three Top 10 singles - Rats, Dance Macabre (both of which went to #1 at Rock Radio), and the band’s current track, Faith.  To date, Prequelle has accumulated some 250-million streams globally.

 

Ghost just kicked off its Fall/Winter North American and European The Ultimate Tour Named Death headline arena trek that includes a performance at The Exit 111 Festival in Tennessee on October 12.  At the tour’s Bakersfield, CA kick off, the reviewer for the local daily paper, the Californian wrote, “As pure spectacle, Ghost spared no expense, and musically, this is a seasoned unit of top players…"  Upcoming tour dates are below.

 

SEPTEMBER

September 27:   Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

September 28:   Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT* 

September 30:   Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO

OCTOBER

October 1:   Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO

October 3:   Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

October 4:   Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND

October 5:   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN

October 7:   Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

October 8:   TaxSlayer Centre, Moline, IL 

October 10: Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH 

October 11:  Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WVa 

October 12:   Exit 111 Festival, Manchester, Tennessee

October 14:  DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

October 15:   Huntington Center, Toledo, OH 

October 17:   FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON

October 18:  Richcraft Tire Center, Ottawa, ON 

October 19:   Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME

October 21:  DCU Center, Worcester, MA

October 22:  The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY

October 24:   GIANT Center, Hershey, PA

October 25:   Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ

October 26:   Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY

* Twin Temple will support on this date

European dates:

NOVEMBER

November 16: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK

November 17: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

November 18:  The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland

November 20:  3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

November 22:  The SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK

November 23:  First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

November 26:  Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark

November 28:  Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland

November 30:  Spodek, Katowice, Poland

DECEMBER

December 1: Universum, Prague, Czech Republic

December 3:   Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary

December 5:   PalaBam, Mantova, Italy

December 6:  Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland

December 8:  Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

December 10:  Sala Tejo at Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal

December 11: Wizink Center, Madrid, Spain

December 13:   Zenith de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

December 17:  Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

December 18:   Zenith Nantes Metropole, Nantes, France

December 19:  Zenith Toulouse Metropole, Toulouse, France


ABOUT GHOST
The Swedish-born Tobias Forge, who has been referred to as "the Andrew Lloyd Webber of rock," is Ghost's creative force, singer, songwriter, musician, and architect of the elaborate storylines that are woven through the band's four full-length studio albums, EPs, music videos, webisodes, and live shows, all of which advance the Ghost storyline.  Forge grew up listening to a wide array of 70s and 80s rock - Alice Cooper, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Starship, Iron Maiden, and Foreigner.  He's a hardcore music junkie; at home in Sweden, he has a most impressive collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and VHS tapes, and when on tour, he regularly arranges for visits to local record haunts and ships back even more treasures.  He plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and kazoo.  Ghost's new album, Prequelleis loosely based on The Black Plague of 14th century Europe, a metaphor Forge hopes will apply to the societal ills of today. 

Ghost's music began as being much heavier, harder and "more metal," but over the band's recent history, their songs have evolved to embrace a catchier, rock/pop sound.  Five of the band's songs have hit Billboard's Top 5 Rock chart - Cirice claimed the #4 spot in 2015, From The Pinnacle to The Pit went to #5 in 2016, and Square Hammer (2017), Rats (2018), and Dance Macabre (2018) all held the #1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart and on the Mediabase Active Rock chart. Faith, the band's current single, is the third consecutive Top 10 single on the Rock Charts from Prequelle.  Ghost's music retains its rock edge as well as its dark lyrical themes like The Black Plague, the Antichrist, the Inquisition, avarice, and the Apocalypse.  Ghost has received three GRAMMY nominations: "Best Metal Performance" in 2016 for Cirice, which they won, and "Best Rock Album" for Prequelle and "Best Rock Song" for Rats in 2019.

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www.ghost-official.com

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MALUMA & J BALVIN’S LONG-AWAITED COLLAB QUE PENA IS OUT NOW

STREAM/DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE  HERE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOW IN BRAMPTON ON OCTOBER 6

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2019 – After much anticipation, Medellín, Colombia's global superstars, Maluma and J Balvin, have joined forces to release their first original song together, Que Pena. Stream/download the song here and watch the video here.

Produced by Edgar Barrera "Edge", Sky Rompiendo and DeeMad and written by Maluma, J Balvin, Edgar Barrera, Alejandro Ramirez and Wissem Larfaoui, Que Pena is an infectious mid-tempo fun and sexy reggaetón track that will soon have everyone singing, "Ey Que Pena, tu nombre no, pero tu cara me suena. . .". 

The official music video was shot in New York City by director, Colin Tiley, and kicks off with quite a sense of humor as each artist imitates the way the other expresses himself on social media. The video, which highlights each artist's individual fashion style, is all good fun as the urban music idols get together for a night on the town, hooking up with two girls they may or may not have met before.  

The multi-platinum artists, Maluma and J Balvin, are at the top of their phenomenal careers and while media and fans have often portrayed them as competitors, this new single shows they are natural collaborators. 

About MALUMA:
At only twenty-five years of age, Maluma is widely considered one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 6 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 46.5 million Instagram followers (making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram). His official YouTube/VEVO channel has garnered over 9 billion views and has more than 22 million subscribers. With his Maluma World Tour he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe with his F.A.M.E. World Tour selling out the Madison Square Garden arena (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami) and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others. His 11:11 World Tour is setting records once again selling out shows throughout Europe, Latin America and the USA. Since joining Sony Music Latin in 2015, Maluma has released three albums, all of which have debuted at #1 on Billboard's Latin Albums chart: Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (2015), F.A.M.E. (2018) and 11:11 (2019). To date, Maluma has had 13#1 songs according to Billboard's Latin Airplay chart.

About J BALVIN:
Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador” - J Balvin is now one of the top streaming music artists in the world, regardless of language, and has developed a legion of fans represented by over 60 Million social media followers. Balvin is leading a second generation of Musica Urbana stars that have propelled Latin music to an unprecedented global embrace.  Simultaneously, Balvin has become Latin music’s strongest cultural envoy to both the fashion and pop art communities, while becoming one of the music industry’s most in-demand collaborators, and worldwide major festival performers. This year has already seen J Balvin perform in the opening segment of The GRAMMY Awards, named the Premios Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year”for an unprecedented third consecutive time, garner his 16th #1 Single and further etch his name in Urbano music history as the first Reggaeton artist to perform on the mainstage at Coachella, and as the first-ever Latin music artist named a HEADLINER at Lollapalooza.  Most recently, J Balvin and Bad Bunny dropped Latin music’s biggest surprise bomb of the year, with the summer release of Oasis-  ­which notched eight weeks as the #1 Latin Album in the country, while J has simultaneously held the #1 position on YouTube Music’s Global Artist chart for an astounding 12 consecutive weeks (3 months) and counting. Currently, J Balvin is taking his visually stunning live production (developed in collaboration with the FriendsWithYou art collective) across the United States on his critically praised ARCOIRIS (Rainbow) TOUR.

Buy/stream Que Pena here - smarturl.it/QuePena
Purchase/ stream 11:11- smarturl.it/Maluma-1111                                                                                                                                        

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THE WCMA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2019 HERITAGE AWARD AND THE KEVIN WALTERS INDUSTRY BUILDER AWARD

HANK KARR AND DUNCAN SINCLAIR
TO BE HONOURED AT THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS AT BREAKOUT WEST IN OCTOBER

BREAKOUT WEST TAKING PLACE THIS YEAR IN WHITEHORSE, YT FROM OCTOBER 2nd – 6th

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 – BreakOut West will be honouring numerous musicians and pillars in the western Canadian music community, this October in Whitehorse, YT. Today, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announce the 2019 recipients of its Heritage Award – Local Yukon Legend and musician, Hank Karr – and of its Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award Duncan Sinclair, head of Jazz Yukon and long-time supporter and pillar of the music communities in the Yukon.

Each year, the Heritage Award is presented to a person who has made significant contributions to the music industry over the course of their career. The Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award is given to a person who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his or her mentorship, training and/or leadership.

Karr and Sinclair will be honoured and recognized at the WCMA Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 5 during BreakOut West in Whitehorse. The full list of 2019 WCMA nominees can be found here. Winners of the artistic categories will be announced on Thursday, October 3 at the WCMAwards Reception.

About Hank Karr
Hank Karr was born in Wishart, Saskatchewan in 1939 and in 1964 he emigrated to Ketchikan, Alaska to begin a career in music, fully supporting himself as an artist at the Yukon Club. Later that year, he made his way to Vancouver where he was approached by the late Yukon singer-songwriter, Al Oster, and asked to go to Whitehorse. During his time in Whitehorse, Karr met his current wife of 54 years, Pam, and after his contract there was up they ventured down to Oregon, then in 1967, Anchorage. Singer, Bobby Bare, told Karr he should bring his talent down to Nashville, but Karr decided to stay north instead. He represented the Yukon during the Montreal Expo ‘67, did a CBC live recording with Al Oster, recorded another album called Stealing My World, and then returned to Whitehorse where he become a partner in leasing the Kopper King. After 1973 Hank went on to play and reside at the Yukon Inn, then the Klondike Inn, and the Hank Karr Band started the run which would become Hank Karr and Gold Fever. The band took over the music scene in Whitehorse. Over the years, Hank played in just about every bar in Whitehorse including the Bamboo/ Roadhouse, The Airport Chalet, and of course, he is a perennial favourite at the Royal Canadian Legion. In 1982, Paddlewheeler And Other Northland Ballads, was released on CBC Northern Service with songs by Al Oster. When asked why he never moved to Nashville, he replied, “Whitehorse has become my Nashville.” Hank’s love for the Yukon is clearly stated in his song, Where Do You Go After Yukon.

About Duncan Sinclair
Duncan Sinclair has been called many things by community and family members alike. Musician, volunteer, father, husband and civil servant to name a few. His involvement with his community continues to be extensive, working alongside the Yukon Development Corporation, Instrument of Change, Music Yukon, Jazz Society of Yukon, Heart of Riverdale youth arts/community initiative, Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon Heritage and Museums Association and the Yukon ArtsNet Society. All these are arts and culture focused initiatives and are deeply rooted in the Yukon communities. The community recognizes Duncan as a committed and talented musician, whose work to support all Yukon performing artists makes him stand out as a true leader. He is currently the head of Jazz Yukon and is constantly on the go, organizing concerts and joint productions, meeting with performing artists to form new ideas and share information about how to turn concepts from imagination into reality. He is generous, loaning out equipment or supplies to other non-profit groups or performers, and often making personal donations and sponsorships to ensure events are financially viable. Duncan and his wife, Laura, are often in the audience at innumerable events, serving that all-too-important role of simply being present, to receive and appreciate what artists are there to offer.

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Whitehorse, Yukon from October 2-6, 2019. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to connect, share their talent, explore opportunities and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival, with over 100 shows, the Western Canadian Music Awards, as well as the conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon. 

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par Musicaction, FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

BreakOut West 2019 is funded in part by the Government of Yukon.

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OVERCOATS DEBUTS TWO NEW SONGS LEAVE IF YOU WANNA & KEEP THE FAITH

LIMITED-EDITION 7” GATEFOLD VINYL COMING DECEMBER 6

NEW SINGLE THE FOOL OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 – After kicking off a fresh and fiery chapter with shaved heads and a salty single entitled The Fool, critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo, Overcoats, share two new songs entitled, Leave If You Wanna and Keep The Faith today. These three anthems feed an urgent theme of fighting for self, spirit, and soul at all costs, whether it be in a relationship, in the world, or in life.

Their fight began by picking up guitars, shaving their heads and hosting a barbershop listening party. How does yours begin? For Overcoats, the fight continues here. Over glassy synths and a Denniz Pop beat, the harmonies of Leave If You Wanna slide into a listless and lovelorn chant before a soaring, glitchy instrumental break. On Keep The Faith, the group—Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell—churn out guitar squeals between an urge to makeup.

Listen to both sings here: found.ee/OC_LeaveFaith

Watch the visuals created by Zev Deans here:
Leave If You Wanna: found.ee/OC_LeaveYouTube
Keep The Faith: found.ee/OC_FaithYouTube

Additionally, the duo will release a limited-edition and unique double gatefold 7” on Friday December 6, 2019, which includes all three new songs. Pre-order the vinyl here and listen on streaming services today.

The trio of songs comprises the duo’s debut project for Loma Vista Recordings. As a whole, they represent a spectrum of sonic outbursts surrounding love and figuring out what’s worth fighting for.

Of the new project, Hana and JJ share, we often use songwriting as a way to wrestle with our doubts about love, but this is the opposite. It’s a way to be proud and take a stand in the face of doubt. It’s about not giving up.”

“The Foolsignals the duo’s bold return and is the original statement, ‘I’m going to be who I’m going to be, and I’m tired of shaping g myself to fit into what other people want me to be’.” Hana adds, “Leave If You Wanna’is the dark side of this declaration—a ‘Fuck You’—the words you say mid-fight. You can get trigger happy, and you can get more interested in fighting than what you’re fighting for.” Then, JJ notes, “Keep The Faith acts as the realization: laying down your weapons is how you truly fight for what’s right.”

This weekend, they wrap up a tour with Two Door Cinema Club. Check out the remaining dates below. Get ready for more from Overcoats! What’s your fight?

Overcoats fight by bucking trends, overturning expectations, and cranking out sticky sweet pop subversion tightened up to Swedish standards under a Seattle grunge haze—all born out of a D.I.Y. Brooklyn “laboratory.” Since forming in a Wesleyan dorm room during 2015, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell quietly molded provocative pop into power. Their full-length debut Young stood out as “one of the Top 5 bestselling albums from a debut artist on an independent label in 2017,” bowed at #4 on the Alternative New Albums Chart, and landed at #12 on the Heatseekers Chart. Not to mention, they generated 50 million-plus streams, sold 30K albums, and regularly averaged 1 million-plus listeners on Spotify. Billboard touted Young among “The Best Albums of 2017 – Critics Pick,” and NPR Music named it the “#4 Album of 2017” in addition to praise from New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Additionally, they toured alongside Mitski, Tennis, Rhye, Matt Corby, and Joseph.

TOUR DATES:
September 21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
September 22 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

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JENN GRANT BRINGS THE LOVE HOME TO HALIFAX

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 27TH
FOR VALENTINES DAY 2020 CONCERT
AT REBECCA COHN AUDITORIUM

SHARES STUNNING RENDITION OF BOYS OF SUMMER

NOMINATED FOR FIVE MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA AWARDS INCLUDING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 – East Coast songstress, Jenn Grant, released her gorgeous new album, Love, Inevitable, in June, and today she is excited to announce that she will be bringing the love home to Halifax with a special Valentine’s Day 2020 concert at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Tickets for the performance go on sale next Friday (September 27).

“I’m so thrilled to bring Love, Inevitable to the Rebecca Cohen for this special Valentine’s hometown show,” Grant exclaims. “Since recording this album I’ve become a mother, and since releasing this record I’ve been touring it slowly all over the map. It means so much to me to bring it home to you in this city that I love so much.” 

While the concert announcement turns thoughts to the winter months, Grant keeps us warm with the release of a stunning rendition of Don Henley’s classic single, Boys Of Summer. Have a listen to the song here.

“When I started playing guitar when I was a kid, I just naturally gravitated towards making up my own songs rather than learning other people’s songs,” reflects Grant. “But it’s something I’ve always wanted to be better at, so here is the first cover song I’ve learned lately; it’s a beautiful one by Don Henley and it marks the end of a season, a new one beginning and sometimes the emotions that hangs in the air. This is my attempt at an interpretation of Boys Of Summer by Don Henley.”

Love, Inevitable is a marker for a period of change in Grant’s life; of moving through one moment and leaving it behind, almost carefree, for another.  After making four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell (and being nominated for three JUNO Awards), Grant stepped out of her usual comfort zone and reached out to Grammy nominated American producer and engineer, Tucker Martine. A synergetic and collaborative team was born, spending the bulk of the summer months recording in Portland, Oregon. Grant celebrated the release with a cross-Canada tour, enthralling audiences across the country with the new heartfelt songs, and went on to earn five Music Nova Scotia award nominations – Entertainer of the Year, Digital Artist of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year for Keep A Light On.

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

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
September 21 - Beau’s Oktoberfest - Vankleek Hill, ON
September 23 - Capitol Theatre - Moncton, NB +
September 24 - The Playhouse - Fredericton, NB +

September 27 - Workmans Club - Dublin, Ireland *
September 28 - Roisin Dubh - Galway, Ireland *
September 29 - King Tuts - Glasgow, UK *
October 1 - BBC 6 Marc Riley Session
October 2 - Gullivers - Manchester, UKOctober 3 - Water Rats - London, UK
Oct 18 - Evergreen Theatre - Margaretsville, NS
Oct 19 - Lunenburg Fall Folk - Lunenburg, NS
Oct 25 - Harmony House - Hunter River, PEI
Oct 26 - Civic Centre - Port Hawkesbury, NS
February 14, 2020 - Rebecca Cohen Auditorium - Halifax, NS

+ with Great Lake Swimmers
* with Stars

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ONCE A TREE RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO WHAT YOU SAY

WATCH THE VISUAL FILMED IN MEXICO HERE

LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE WORTH

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 –Dynamic BC-born, Toronto-based duo, Once A Tree, take a trip to Mexico to capture a sense of freedom for their new single, What You Say. Members Hayden and Jayli Wolf self-directed the video, creating a piece as liberating as a vacation in a new place. Set against the vibrant backdrop of San Miguel de Allende, we see vocalist, Jayli Wolf, traversing the city streets with a model skeleton, symbolizing “dead weight.” Loosely following the story of someone in a dead-end relationship, the visual sees Jayli jumping in between the worlds of her imagination, culminating in her burying the burden she has been carrying in the relationship, ultimately setting herself free. Watch What You Say here.

"Most of us know what it feels like to be led on, betrayed, or lied to,” says Once A Tree. “We all deserve honesty, love, and loyalty. This song is about having the courage to get rid of the toxic people or relationships in our lives."

"We filmed in the colourful city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It was an adventure traveling with a 30-pound skeleton (we named him Tony) in our luggage. The airport customs officer’s eyes nearly fell out of her head when we sent him through the X-ray machine. Hayden and I film the majority of all our music videos ourselves, and this was one of the more difficult shoots we’ve done. Carrying Tony and all our camera gear through the tiny streets of San Miguel under the blazing sun in a full red dress suit was pretty ridiculous. We had people constantly filming us on their phones and others yelling from their balconies asking if the skeleton was real. This was definitely a project we’ll never forget."

What You Say follows Once A Tree’s previous single, Worth, another project highlighting the group’s intentional visual storytelling. Once A Tree returned to their home province of British Columbia, filming in the southeastern region’s Lower Kootenay Band Territory with First Nations Youth from Yawa Nukiy School, honouring Jayli’s Indigenous roots and Saulteaux heritage.  

The music video follows a young girl resembling a monster. She feels neglected at home, invisible on social media and bullied at school. The end of the video reveals that the girl isn’t really a monster – it’s simply a visual representation of the inner belief system she carries and has built from exterior judgments, evolving into courage, compassion and understanding above all.

Listen to What You Say, learn more about Once A Tree below, and continue following them on their journey.

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

Born For This followed the group’s 2017 EP, Phoenix, which produced standout tracks, Fine and Coming Down, and was awarded Best Electronic Music Album at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. With single, Breakdown –  a raw, honest look at depression that brings awareness to mental health – the group also worked with the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation’s Not Alone Campaign in British Columbia to help raise funds to build facilities across Canada to help youths suffering from mental illness.  Previously, Once A Tree released Thousand Lives, which includes Howling – an emotive track featuring a stunning video, directed and shot by Hayden and Jayli. The releases received major accolades and praise from outlets like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Complex, Clash and People Magazine.

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

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

The two met while leaving the Jehovah’s Witness religion they were both raised in. Excommunicated by their community, they decided to use music as their voice. They fell in love and began writing folk music in a small valley town near the Canadian Rockies. As they left their community and families, Jayli won a songwriting competition. The couple were flown to Toronto to shoot a music video to support the piece on one-way tickets. Arriving with two suitcases, and a guitar, Hayden and Jayli started fresh with fierce determination to pursue their dreams.

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

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Once A Tree On Spotify: spoti.fi/2xd6qpu

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LEGENDARY DJ AND PRODUCER DJ DRAMA RELEASES NEW SINGLE NASTY FEAT. PNB ROCK & MONEYBAGG YO

NASTY IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES
OF SINGLES SET FOR RELEASE

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 – DJ Drama releases a new single, Nasty, feat. PNB Rock &Moneybagg Yo today.  The track is available on all DSPs and can be streamed/purchased here.

Instead of going the traditional route and releasing one single leading into an album, Drama will instead release standalone singles featuring the best of up-and-coming rappers, beginning today with Nasty. The legendary DJ, producer, executive, mogul, and cofounder of Generation Now has maintained an enduring career by consistently identifying and championing the voice of tomorrow.

Drama says, "I'm excited to release music that brings it back to the streets and showcases all the exciting new talent out there.  Look out for some real bangers and surprise guests coming soon."

DJ Drama built a foundation for his now-legendary Gangsta Grillz series.  Moving countless physical tapes and tens of millions of downloads, his discography is highlighted by classics such as DJ Drama meets T.I. & P$C, Jeezy’s Trap or Die, Lil Wayne’s Dedication 2, Gucci Mane’s The Movie, and more. Simultaneously, he assumed DJ duties for T.I. on tour, becoming a knockout presence on stage. 

Additionally, he unleashed a string of influential official major label full-lengths, beginning with Gangsta Grillz: The Album in 2007 followed by Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2). Meanwhile, 2011’s Third Power spawned his first Top 20 hit Oh My feat. Fabolous, Roscoe Dash, Wiz Khalifa.  A year later, Quality Street Music bowed at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart powered by the hits We in This Bitch feat. Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, Future] and My Moment [feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Jeremih] which went Top 10.  Most recently, 2016’s Quality Street Music 2 boasted collaborations with Post Malone, Mac Miller, Young Thug, and more, as well as his highest charting hit Wishing [feat. Chris Brown, Skeme, & Lyquin] which peaked at #77 on the Hot 100 and was RIAA-certified Gold. 

 

About Entertainment One

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

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CRAIG STICKLAND ANNOUNCES FALL CANADIAN TOUR

DATES FROM COAST TO COAST WITH TYLER SHAW

NEW SINGLE BREAK EVERY RULE OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – September 19, 2019 – Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Craig Stickland, will be coming home to Canadian soil this fall! After spending time in Alessia Cara’s touring ensemble and opening for the fellow Canadian songstress across the globe; supporting everyone from JoJo to Barns Courtney; and most recently, touring with Tom Walker, Craig is thrilled to be heading back to his home country to tour with Tyler Shaw. Kicking off on October 15th in Calgary, the 20-date run will take Craig from coast-to-coast through the fall. See below for full details.

Craig has been making a splash south of the border, with over half of his 1M+ streams coming from his rapidly growing American fanbase. His tracks have earned key placements on Apple Music’s Today’s Acoustic stream and Spotify’s Contemporary Blend & Mellow Favourites, and he has garnered praise from critics internationally, with Baeble Music exclaiming, “Craig Stickland has one of those rare voices that stops you and speaks directly to your soul.” His latest release, Break Every Rule, was dubbed “an absolutely gorgeous, harmony-laden track” by Parade, and perfectly showcases Craig’s mesmerizing vocal range and raw lyrical songwriting. Have a listen to the single here and watch the video for the beautifully stripped-down Van Session here.

Break Every Rule follows the heart wrenching, Stop At Nothing, the guitar driven anthem, Burn It Down, and the mesmerizing ballad, Rolling River. It marks the fourth release off Craig’s upcoming album, Starlit Afternoon, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Written throughout a whirlwind tour in a self-converted sustainable Sprinter Van, he co-produced the album, alongside Cat Lewis and Gray Hawken (Locals Only Sound), in Los Angeles during 2018. He Airbnb’d his apartment, slept in his van outside the studio, and architected a 12-track opus, fusing blues, soul, rock, folk, gospel, and alternative.

Stay tuned for more to come from this talented man-of-all-trades and don’t miss his captivating live show as he tours this fall!

TOUR DATES:
October 15 – The Gateway – Calgary, AB
October 17 – The Station on Jasper – Edmonton, AB
October 18 – Average Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill – Lethbridge, AB
October 19 – Plaza 88 – Prince Albert, SK
October 23 – Meaford Hall – Meaford, ON
October 24 – The Empire Theatre – Belleville, ON
October 25 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill, ON
October 26 – The Music Hall – Oshawa, ON
October 29 – Rum Runners – London, ON
October 30 – The Studio – Hamilton, ON
November 5 – Imperial Theatre – Sarnia, ON
November 9 – Algonquin Commons Theatre – Ottawa, ON
November 10 – Le Ministere – Montreal, QC
November 11 – L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
November 13 – The Capital Complex – Fredericton, NB
November 14 – The Seahorse Tavern – Halifax, NS
November 15 – Tide and Boar – Moncton, NB
November 17 – The Rec Room – St. John’s, NL
November 20 – Mary Winspear Centre – Sidney, BC
November 22 – The Imperial – Vancouver, BC

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SOCCER MOMMY SHARES NEW SONG LUCY

ANNOUNCES 7-INCH SINGLE AND STARTS VAMPIRE WEEKEND AND WILCO TOURS NEXT WEEK

“a ferocious howl of an album that captures the tension just as the fear of internal collapse gives way to newfound strength. These songs are damp with derision, regret and desire, but never uncertainty.” - The New York Times, Jon Caramanica’s #1 Best Album of 2018

“[Clean] is one of 2018’s most affecting portraits of romance...Clean faces a horizon full of hope.” - Pitchfork’s #27 Best Album of 2018

“The moods are big and the tunes are bigger on Nashville indie queen Sophie Allison’s debut LP, the year’s most satisfying level-up.” - Rolling Stone’s #16 Best Album of 2018

“On her debut album Clean, Allison breaks out of the bedroom-rock mold and turns her introspection outwards to confront the shortcomings of idealized relationships with an unflinching confidence...a captivating listen.” - Billboard’s #9 Best Rock Album of 2018 + #40 Best Album of 2018

“Soccer Mommy writes about heartache and infatuation with equal parts brash confidence and self-conscious yearning. [‘Your Dog’] is a perfect distillation of these impulses — a reflection on and middle finger to being mistreated and underestimated.” - NPR Music’s #5 Best Song of 2018

“[Clean] is as openhearted as teen-age love letters, with Allison’s gentle guitar work buoying her tender, chamomile-warm vocals. Her writing is equally vulnerable, and brave” - The New Yorker

Toronto, ON – September 19, 2019 – Nashville native, Sophie Allison, released her breakout debut album, Clean, as Soccer Mommy last year, earning mass critical acclaim and year-end nods from 100+ publications, including The New York Times’ #1 Album of 2018. Today Allison shares her first new song since 2018, lucy. lucy will be available on 7-inch vinyl, shipping in late November and out via Loma Vista Recordings. Listen here or here, and pre-order here

Sophie Allison on the new song, “lucy is a really fun song for me because it has a dark, evil vibe. It’s a song about struggling with inner demons and your own morality, but I masked it with this scenario of being seduced by the devil. I’m really excited to share this with everyone because I think it shows a different side of my writing.”

Soccer Mommy has been touring non-stop for the past few years, opening for the likes of, Kacey Musgraves, Paramore, and Liz Phair, selling out countless headline shows, and making her festival debuts at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Primavera Sound, and more. Starting next week, she continues touring with some of her biggest shows to date, supporting, Vampire Weekend and then, Wilco. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets here.

TOUR DATES:
September 19 - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling Music Festival
September 20 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
September 21 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
September 23 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
September 25 - Burnaby, Canada - Deer Lake Park*
September 26 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
September 27 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater*
September 28 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Concerts*
September 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - Atrium at the Catalyst
October 1 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*
October 2 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo
October 3 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater*
October 4 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's
October 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex*
October 8 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
October 9 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
October 11 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
October 15 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^
October 16 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre^
October 18 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre^
October 19 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre^
October 20 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House^
October 16 - Tempe, AZ - Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium
*supporting Vampire Weekend
^supporting Wilco

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TORONTO-BASED SOUL ACT TANIKA CHARLES WINS FIRST POLARIS ARTIST RESIDENCY

LIXAR, NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE AND POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE AWARD FIVE-DAY RESIDENCY

TORONTO, ON – September 19, 2019

As announced earlier this week at the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto, soul singer, Tanika Charles, is the winner of the first Polaris Artist Residency at Studio Bell in Calgary. 

Lixar, the National Music Centre (NMC), and the Polaris Music Prize are behind the partnership that is awarding Charles the chance to explore NMC’s vast collection of historic musical instruments and equipment, and record inside the world-class facility at Studio Bell.

Chosen from the 2019 Long List of 40 artists to receive a five-day residency at Studio Bell, Charles’ sophomore album, The Gumption, landed her a spot on this year’s long list. It’s the second nomination for Charles whose 2016 debut, Soul Run, also earned a Polaris long list recognition.

"I was shocked to learn I’d been selected for the Polaris Artist Residency,” said Tanika Charles. “This is a great opportunity to challenge myself, to hone in on my writing skills, experiment with new instruments, and possibly craft a new sound. I’m excited to work with some incredible like-minded musicians and tinker with vintage equipment we normally wouldn’t have access to. And maybe I’ll walk away with some key pieces of my next album.”

Charles joins a list of esteemed artists who have also participated in various streams of NMC’s residency program, including 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher, along with short list nominated artists A Tribe Called Red, Jean-Michel Blais, Basia Bulat, and Timber Timbre.

The Polaris Artist Residency will take place at Studio Bell in January of 2020, culminating with a live performance and party at one of NMC’s venue spaces. The resulting work of the residency will be recorded and pressed to vinyl, courtesy of Lixar. More details on the public component and live recording to be announced at a later date.

About Lixar
Lixar is a Premier AI and Data Company that delivers practical, actionable results with AI, today. Lixar is built on 20 years of delivering end-to-end services & enterprise-scale experience in Data, Development, IoT and Cloud. Lixar is growing with its talented teams in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ottawa, ON, Toronto, ON and now, Calgary, Alberta. Lixar is the 2019 winner of the AI Innovation Microsoft Impact Award and also a Triple Gold Microsoft Partner in Development, Data and Cloud Solutioning. Member of the CIO Strategy Council. Proud community supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Halifax Pop Explosion, Megaphono Music Festival, and the Polaris Music Prize. For more information, please visit lixar.com.

About Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is much more than a museum. A registered charity and national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music, NMC is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. With programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation and exhibitions, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information, please visit studiobell.ca.

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. For more information, please visit polarismusicprize.ca.

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley – Indoor Recess Public Relations Inc.
T 905.926.6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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

National Music Centre:
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
T 403.543.5123 | C 403.710.4758
julijana.capone@nmc.ca | @nmc_canada

Lixar:
Shelley Fraser 
T (613) 722-0688 | C (613) 720-9498 
sfraser@lixar.com

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LA CHANTEUSE SOUL TORONTOISE TANIKA CHARLES GAGNE LA PREMIERE RÉSIDENCE ARTISTIQUE DU POLARIS

LIXAR, LE CENTRE NATIONAL DE MUSIQUE ET LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS LUI OFFRENT UNE RÉSIDENCE DE CINQ JOURS

TORONTO, ON – 19 septembre 2019

Comme annoncé plus tôt cette semaine, lors du gala Polaris à Toronto, la chanteuse soul, Tanika Charles, est la gagnante de la toute première Résidence artistique du Polaris au Studio Bell à Calgary. 

Grâce à un partenariat entre Lixar, le Centre national de musique (CNM) et le Prix de musique Polaris, Charles aura l'occasion d'explorer la vaste collection d'instruments historiques et de technologies musicales du CNM. Durant cette résidence de cinq jours, elle pourra également enregistrer les fruits de sa création dans les studios de classe mondiale du Studio Bell.

Sélectionnée parmi les 40 artistes de la longue liste du Polaris 2019, Tanika Charles était en lice pour le prestigieux prix cette année grâce à son deuxième album The Gumption. Il s'agit d'une deuxième mise en nomination pour l'artiste, qui s'est aussi retrouvée sur la longue liste en 2016 avec son premier opus Soul Run.

« J'ai eu tout un choc lorsque j'ai appris que j'avais été sélectionnée pour la Résidence d'artiste du Prix Polaris », confie Tanika Charles. « Je vois cette résidence comme une excellente occasion de me donner un défi, de me concentrer sur l'écriture, d'explorer de nouveaux instruments et peut-être même de développer un nouveau son. Je suis très enthousiaste à l'idée de travailler avec des musiciens incroyables qui ont une vision similaire à la mienne, et de pouvoir jouer avec des instruments et du matériel vintage auxquels nous n'aurions normalement pas accès. Peut-être que j'en ressortirai avec des pièces importantes qui se retrouveront sur mon prochain album. »

Charles vient s'ajouter à la liste d'artistes estimés qui ont participé aux différents volets du programme de résidences du CNM, dont Jeremy Dutcher, lauréat du Polaris en 2018, ainsi que plusieurs des artistes qui se sont retrouvés sur la courte liste, notamment A Tribe Called Red, Jean-Michel Blais, Basia Bulat et Timber Timbre.

La Résidence du Prix Polaris se déroulera au Studio Bell en janvier 2020 et se terminera avec un concert et une fête dans un des espaces événementiels du CNM. Le travail réalisé par l'artiste durant sa résidence sera enregistré et gravé sur vinyle, gracieuseté de Lixar. Des détails concernant le volet public et l'enregistrement en direct de la performance seront communiqués ultérieurement.

À propos de Lixar
Lixar est une compagnie experte en IA et en données qui livre des résultats pratiques et concrets avec l’IA, aujourd’hui. Depuis 20 ans, Lixar offre des services clés-en-main et une expérience à l’échelle de l’entreprise dans les domaines des données, du développement, de l’IoT et du cloud. Lixar est en pleine croissance avec ses équipes talentueuses installées à Halifax en Nouvelle-Écosse, Ottawa en Ontario, Toronto en Ontario et, maintenant, Calgary en Alberta. Lixar est le gagnant du prix AI Innovation Microsoft Impact 2019 et est également un partenaire Microsoft triple or dans les solutions de développement, de données et de cloud. Membre du Conseil stratégique des DPI, Lixar est fier de soutenir le Club des garçons et filles d’Ottawa, le festival Megaphono et le Prix de musique Polaris. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le lixar.com.

À propos du Studio Bell
Studio Bell, la maison du Centre national de musique (CNM), est bien plus qu’un musée. Un organisme caritatif agréé et un catalyseur national de la découverte, de l’innovation et du renouveau par la musique, le CNM préserve et célèbre l’histoire de la musique du Canada dans sa maison au Studio Bell dans le East Village à Calgary. Avec une programmation qui comprend des programmes éducatifs sur place et à l’extérieur, des spectacles, des programmes de résidence et d’incubation d’artistes ainsi que des expositions, le CNM inspire une nouvelle génération de mélomanes. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le studiobell.ca.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et recompense 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. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le polarismusicprize.ca.

Contacts médias:

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

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

National Music Centre:
Julijana Capone, Centre national de musique
T (403) 543-5123 | C (403) 710-4758
julijana.capone@nmc.ca | @nmc_canada

Lixar:
Shelley Fraser 
T (613) 722-0688 | C (613) 720-9498 
sfraser@lixar.com

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CREEPING DEATH PREMIERE RIPPING THROUGH FLESH VIDEO WITH KERRANG!

TEXAS DEATH METAL PRACTITIONERS TO RELEASE

NEW ALBUM WRETCHED ILLUSIONS
ON SEPTEMBER 27 VIA EONE

TOUR WITH HIGH ON FIRE AND POWER TRIP BEGINS NOVEMBER 7 WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – September 19, 2019 – Today, Denton, Texas-based death metal practitioners, CREEPING DEATH, unveil the harrowing video accompaniment to Ripping Through Flesh. The brutal hymn comes by way of the band's anticipated Wretched Illusions debut, set for worldwide release via Entertainment One ("eOne") on September 27th.

Offers Kerrang! of the vicious clip, "One thing can be said about CREEPING DEATH: they're committed to their name... on the material from their upcoming new album Wretched Illusions, the band are exploring a moldier, more clammy-to-the-touch sound that oozes and lumbers as much as it rips... The video for the band's latest track, 'Ripping Through Flesh,' is a visual illustration of that fungal growth. The video definitely has a narrative of bloodlust and escape that runs throughout it, complete with a machete-wielding psychopath. But more than that, it's the cave that surrounds the band during the performance shots - complete with dripping rock formations and pitch-black crevices a every turn - that truly grips the viewer and drives home the band's newfound aural grossness.”

Adds guitarist Trey Pemberton: "We knew we wanted 'Ripping Through Flesh' to be the lead track on the new album right after we finished writing it. We really liked how it hits hard from the jump and doesn't let up. Filming the video in those beautiful caves was a one of a kind experience; we had a lot of fun bringing Reese's lyrics to life.”

View Ripping Through Flesh, directed by Erez Bader of Silent Flight Productions (After The Burial, The Contortionist, Nita Strauss etc.), via Kerrang! at here.
 

CREEPING DEATH's Wretched Illusions is a confident missive of percussive bombast. At once fast, challenging, decisive, and devouring, the band draws liberally from the template set by influential death metal titans like Grave, Gorguts, and Blood Red Throne along with the speed of early Sepultura and the epic crush of Bolt Thrower. It's all re-fused together and reflected through their own fresh and unique prism, making the record one of the most scathingly heavy outputs of the year. Produced by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats.

For pre-orders go to THIS LOCATION where the band's previously-released video for "Bloodlust Contamination" can be viewed.

CREEPING DEATH recently wrapped up a short US tour supporting Inter Arma. Following a pair of one-off headlining shows as well as an appearance at Slaughter Que 2019 featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more later this month, the band will close out the year supporting High On Fire and Power Trip on a massive North American live takeover. The journey begins November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and will rampage its way through over two dozen cities with stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, upon its conclusion December 7th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master. See all confirmed dates below.

TOUR DATES:
9/20/2019 The Firehouse - Birmingham, AL

9/21/2019 Slaughter Que 2019 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, more

9/22/2019 Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN

w/ High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master:

11/07/2019 Levitation Festival @ Mohawk - Austin, TX

11/08/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX

11/12/2019 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL

11/13/2019 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

11/15/2019 Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC

11/16/2019 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA

11/17/2019 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD

11/19/2019 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

11/20/2019 Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ

11/21/2019 Elsewhere - New York, NY

11/22/2019 Elsewhere - New York, NY

11/23/2019 Webster - Hartford, CT

11/24/2019 Club Soda - Montreal, QC

11/25/2019 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

11/26/2019 The Majestic - Detroit, MI

11/27/2019 The Metro - Chicago, IL

11/29/2019 Oriental Theater - Denver, CO

11/30/2019 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

12/02/2019 Neumos - Seattle, WA

12/03/2019 The Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC

12/04/2019 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

12/06/2019 The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

12/07/2019 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA

CREEPING DEATH:
Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
Eric Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums

"...a quality banger that reflects the band's influences (Grave, Bolt Thrower, and early Sepultura) as it seamlessly blends elements of black  and thrash metal into a decidedly death-metal structure - giving CREEPING DEATH a solid edge in the new wave of OSDM bands to crop up  over the past few years."
- Revolver on Bloodlust Contamination

"CREEPING DEATH toe the line between death metal and thrash with flashes of hardcore, reminiscent of a time before these labels were slapped on brutish, ugly sounds and they were more or less one in the same." - Loudwire

"'Bloodlust Contamination,' the lead single off the upcoming album, finds them orbiting somewhere between hardcore, thrash, and death metal, never really fitting neatly into any of the three, and certainly not fitting into 'metalcore'... It doesn't really matter what genre you call them though; if you like furious, headbang-worthy music of any kind, you're gonna wanna hear this LP when it drops." - BrooklynVegan

"Wretched Illusions brings to mind a corrosive blend of vintage Entombed and Death/Obituary, with plenty of crude chug and groove, flame-throwing vocals and a raw, insistently dirty sound. The production is thick, gravely and cavernous, with the instruments coming across as a collective buzz-saw topped by Reese Alavi's guttural rasp." - Metal-Rules

"...the band is such a ferocious unit that their guttural churn pretty much sells itself. They go straight for the jugular and never relent, a song like 'Bloodlust Contamination' roaring with raw, meaty riffs and beats that feel like being pelted in the ribcage with heavy, smoothed stones." - Treble Best Metal Tracks Of August 2019


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

www.crepingdeath.net

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PLAGUE YEARS RELEASES HELLBORN MUSIC VIDEO VIA DECIBEL MAGAZINE

UNHOLY INFESTATION LP AVAILABLE NOW

ALL NEW LP DUE OUT NEXT YEAR

Toronto, ON – September 17, 2019 – Detroit metal mainstays, Plague Years, have released a brand-new video for their single, HELLBORN, today. The track comes from their LP titled, Unholy Infestation, which came out last year. 

 “This song is about the Hellborn committing genocide on a world that God has abandoned,” says the band. “Hellborn is a breed of people reborn from the dead who are recruited for Hell’s Army. Anyone who follows our band we consider them, Hellborn.”

The band announced their new label home with eOne earlier this year. Plague Years have plans to enter the studio with Nick Morris at Elaire Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder) to begin work on new material to be released next year.Plague Years also announced a batch of dates in October with Skeletal Remains and Frozen Soul. All details are listed below and tickets can be found here.

Plague Years call Detroit their home. They are Tim Engelhardt (vocals), Eric Lauder (guitar), Rian Staber (bass), and Mike Jurysta (drums). Unholy Infestation is the band’s second album and is the follow up to their first self-titled album that was released in 2017. Unholy Infestation sees the group refining their attack and taking aim at their contemporaries. An eerie alien intro crashes into a full frontal assault of crunchy guitars and pounding double bass on the opening track. The pace chugs into low gear with wailing guitars before charging forward with ruthless brutality. Listeners will find Plague Years reminding them of the punishing music of Obituary, Sepultura, and Destruction. The intent is to lay waste to your senses on every song.

The bludgeoning power of Plague Years stands tall on Outer Darkness and Aeon of the Serpent. The caustic vocals, crushing guitars, punishing drums, and strong bass come together in a fantastic mix despite this initially being an independent release. Plague Years does a marvelous job of mixing up the pace with fast charging riffs balanced by slower paced skull smashers. The music dares you not to head bang. There is no point in resisting, just let it fly.

Unholy Infestation incites the need within every metalhead to thrash. This EP conjures up all that you love about fist clenching thrash metal. Explosive rhythms, caustic vocals, and flesh-searing guitars invigorate the amygdala and elevate the listener into a state of teeth gnashing bliss. Grab some friends, throw them around the room, and let the power swell of Plague Years wash you free of all your rage and pain.

TOUR DATES:
October 12 – Hamtramck, MI – Kelly’s Bar
October 14 – Kansas City, MO – Encore at Uptown w/ SR
October 15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake w/ SR
October 16 – Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8 w/ SR
October 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Divebar
October 20 – San Antonio, TX – Tin Sisters Cantina w/ FS
October 21 – Austin, TX – 523 Thompson Lane w/ FS
October 22 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide w/ FS
October 23 – Little Rock, AR – Vino’s w/ FS
October 25- Chicago, IL – Reggies w/ FS
FS - Frozen Soul
SR - Skeletal Remains

DOWNLOAD – Hi-Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Tour Poster

www.plagueyears.bandcamp.com

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HAVIAH MIGHTY HAS WON THE 2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE FOR THE ALBUM 13TH FLOOR

TORONTO, ON – Monday, September 16, 2019

Haviah Mighty has won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize for the album 13th Floor.

“For me, the 13th floor is something that we remove from our reality because it is something that we don’t understand and therefore we dismiss it,” said Haviah Mighty. “This is very parallel to so many of the experiences that I speak on, on this album. I’m in a room with so many different people from so many different walks of life who have acknowledged that this is something they feel is important. These people don’t necessarily share the narratives that I do, or the walks of life that I have, and yet, here we are, finally on what I believe is the 13th floor. This is the moment of resurgence where the dismissal that has existed is now being removed, and the discussion is being had. I’m so grateful that the people around me push me to be brave enough to speak my truth and to have it be acknowledged in this way.”

The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of 199 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.

Haviah Mighty’s victory came with a $50,000 monetary reward. The nine other Short List nominees each received $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

Held at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto, the evening featured performances by nine of the 10 Polaris nominees. These included Marie Davidson, Elisapie, FET.NAT, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty, PUP, Shad and Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Jessie Reyez was also in attendance. CBC Music’s Raina Douris was the host for the gala. Re-watch the Polaris Music Prize gala performances and winner announcement HERE.

The 2019 Polaris Short List was:

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

The Grand Jury who decided the winner included Jacques Boivin (ecoutedonc.ca), Stephen Cooke (Chronicle Herald), Erin MacLeod (Freelance Journalist), Christine McAvoy (3AM Revelations), Max Mertens (Freelance Journalist), Nneka Nnagbo (Ottawa Beat & Melted Magazine), Ryan B. Patrick (Exclaim!), Chantal Rondeau (Indigenous Today), Fanny St-Amand (Belle et Bum), Richard Trapunski (NOW Magazine) and Melissa Vincent (A.Side).

“This year’s Grand Jury were exceptionally thorough in their listening and discussion, changing their opinions and taking on new points of view in response to their fellow jurors’ passionate arguments about the meaning of Canadian musical art in 2019,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan. “Their commitment, dedication and heartfelt debate is inspiring to share. It's with great pleasure that we congratulate the winner of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

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

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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HAVIAH MIGHTY A REMPORTÉ LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS 2019 POUR L’ALBUM 13th FLOOR

TORONTO, ON – Lundi 16 septembre 2019

Haviah Mighty a remporté le Prix de musique Polaris 2019 pour l’album 13th Floor.

« Pour moi, le 13ème étage est quelque chose que nous ignorons de notre réalité car c’est quelque chose que nous ne comprenons pas, et que nous rejetons pour cette raison, » explique Haviah Mighty. « Ceci est un parallèle avec de nombreuses expériences desquelles je parle sur cet album. Je suis dans une pièce avec tant de gens de tous les horizons qui ont reconnu que c’était quelque chose d’important. Ces personnes ne partagent pas nécessairement les réalités dont je parle ou le parcours que j’ai vécu, et pourtant, nous sommes enfin à ce que je crois être le 13ème étage. C’est enfin le moment de la résurgence où le licenciement a existé - on est en train de le supprimer et la discussion se poursuit. Je suis tellement reconnaissante que les gens autour m’ont poussée à avoir le courage d’exprimer ma vérité et de la faire reconnaître de cette façon. »

Le Prix, qui était présenté par CBC Music, est décerné au meilleur album canadien de l'année, sur la base du mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical, l’historique des ventes ou l’affiliation avec une étiquette. Celui-ci a été déterminé par un grand jury formé de 11 professionnels des médias couvrant la musique. Ces derniers ont été choisis à partir du plus grand bassin de jurés du Polaris composé de 199 journalistes, rédacteurs, animateurs, DJs et personnalités publiques provenant des quatre coins du Canada.
La victoire de Haviah Mighty venait avec un prix monétaire de 50 000$. Chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste a reçu 3000$, courtoisie de Slaight Music.

Neuf des 10 artistes nommés pour le Polaris ont livré une prestation sur la scène du Carlu, salle historique située dans le centre-ville de Toronto où se tenait le gala: Marie Davidson, Elisapie, FET.NAT, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty, PUP, Shad et Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Jessie Reyez a assisté au gala. La soirée était animée par Raina Douris de CBC Music. Vous pouvez revoir les prestations du gala du Prix de musique Polaris ainsi que l’annonce du gagnant ICI.

La courte liste du Polaris 2019 était composée des albums suivants: 

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

Les membres du grand jury qui ont déterminé le gagnant sont: Jacques Boivin (ecoutedonc.ca), Stephen Cooke (Chronicle Herald), Erin MacLeod (Pigiste), Christine McAvoy (3AM Revelations), Max Mertens (Pigiste), Nneka Nnagbo (Ottawa Beat & Melted Magazine), Ryan B. Patrick (Exclaim!), Chantal Rondeau (Indigenous Today), Fanny St-Amand (Belle et Bum), Richard Trapunski (NOW Magazine) et Melissa Vincent (A.Side).

« Le grand jury de cette année a fait preuve d'une écoute et d'une ouverture exceptionnelles, changeant d'opinions et adoptant de nouveaux points de vue en réponse aux arguments passionnés des différents jurés au sujet du sens de l'art musical canadien en 2019 », a déclaré Katherine Duncan, présidente du jury du Prix de Musique Polaris 2019. « C’est avec beaucoup de plaisir que nous félicitons le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2019! »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts médias:

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

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

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

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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THE WILD! RELEASE VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE PLAYING WITH FIRE

CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE HELLUVA RIDE

Toronto, ON – September 13, 2019 – Canadian rock outlaws, The Wild!, turned up the heat this summer with a new single, Playing With Fire. Released last month, the single is a testament to the band’s dedication to their craft, keeping the flame of their progression alive. Today the group drop the brand-new video for their track, which masterfully translates the bands hard-boiled poetry of the streets into a visually striking aesthetic of noir heroes.  Watch the video for Playing With Fire here.

The Wild! also announced their first Canadian Tour in over a year. Spending this summer performing across Europe, taking over stages at European Full Metal Cruise, Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock, and the UK’s Steelhouse Festival, the band is excited to get back onto home soil and tear it up across the country this fall. The run begins in Vancouver on October 24, wrapping at Ottawa’s House Of Targ on November 16.


"After just coming off the biggest tour of our career in Europe this past year, we can’t help but be reminded of where it all began,” states frontman, Dylan Villain. “What better way to relive those memories than to go back to our roots and play the kinds of clubs in our home country that helped us get here.”
 

Playing With Fire is The Wild’s! thunderous new single and third collaboration with JUNO-Award winning producer, Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Slipknot). Playing With Fire cement a unique signature identity for The Wild!, unapologetically merging blues-based rock, punk and elements of country into one dirty little package.

A road paved by fast times and loose morals on the pursuit of personal freedom gave The Wild! their sound. While always remaining true to their name, it’s their never-say-die attitude that’s proven them to be one of the strongest up and coming rock bands on the market today.

The Wild!’s debut album, GxDxWxB, produced the Active Rock radio hit, Slow Burn, which peaked at Number 5 in Canada while Straight to Hell and What About You? both cracked the Top 20. During this time, the band headlined their own tours and supported Buckcherry, Godsmack, Korn, Rise Against, Wolfmother and more.

In 2017, the band’s second album, Wild At Heart, knocked Metallica out of the Number 2 spot on the iTunes Rock Charts when it debuted. Ready to Roll reached Number 4 at Active Rock in Canada and garnered the attention of legendary rock radio DJ and TV personality Eddie Trunk as he spun the song on his syndicated show broadcasted to nearly 40 American radio stations. The band then announced spots on major US rock festivals Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. Both headline and support tours followed alongside the likes of Airbourne, Steel Panther and Rose Tattoo as the band continued to travel across North America before later heading overseas for the first time. On their first tour in Europe, the band sold 600 records in just nine shows. With the demand of their growing fan base overseas, The Wild! would make their way back to Europe two more times that year.
 

This is a band making their name the old-fashioned way, earning their stripes night after night through hard work on the road. From their home in Canada to stages across America and Europe, The Wild! are here to give rock fans something very real. If you like straightforward, no-bullshit rock and roll, The Wild! is here to deliver.

TOUR DATES

October 24 – Vancouver, BC – The Railway

October 25 – Kamloops, BC – On The Rocks

October 26 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughby’s

October 31 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice

November 1 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

November 2 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern

November 7 – Calgary, AB – Broken City

November 8 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat

November 14 – St. Catharines – Warehouse

November 15 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club

November 16 – Ottawa, ON – House Of Targ

Purchase and Stream Playing With Fire: eone.ffm.to/playingwithfire

Purchase and stream Wild At Heart: flyt.it/WildAtHeart

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www.thewildrocknroll.com

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LOGAN LEDGER’S I DON’T DREAM ANYMORE PRODUCED BY T BONE BURNETT OUT OCTOBER 4 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

OH, SISTER FEATURING COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS AVAILABLE TODAY

Toronto, ON – September 13, 2019 – Rising Bay-area-bred singer-songwriter, Logan Ledger, will release his new EP, I Don’t Dream Anymore, — produced by 13-time Grammy Award-winner, T Bone Burnett, —on October 4 via Rounder Records. In celebration of the release, Ledger’s cover of Bob Dylan’s, Oh, Sister, a duet with Courtney Marie Andrews is available today. Listen/share here, pre-order EP here.

Called “a modern George Jones” by Rolling Stone, Ledger’s music embraces the roots of country music while looking through a dark and surrealistic lens. “I’ve always believed that in order to create something new with purpose, one must be steeped in the past and work from within the tradition,” he says. “It has more gravity that way.”

Backed by T Bone Burnett throughout the EP, additional support comes from guitarist, Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer, Jay Bellerose (Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne), bassist, Dennis Crouch (Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton) and guitarist/pedal steel player Russ Pahl (Kacey Musgraves, Tyler Childers). Ledger says, “We’re all sort of twirling around each other and creating this great big texture of sound together…. I love how everyone's constantly improvising, but without ever getting in anybody else’s way.”

Since teaming up with Burnett, Ledger has joined him onstage in the only two full-band performances Burnett's done in recent years. The pair also gave a special performance at this year’s AmericanaFest Acoustic Café at Sound Stage Studios.

I DON’T DREAM ANYMORE TRACKLIST
1. Invisible Blue
2. I Don’t Dream Anymore
3. Oh, Sister
4. Darkness, Darkness

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www.loganledgermusic.com

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ALEXANDRIA MAILLOT HITS THE ROAD ACROSS CANADA THIS FALL TOURING WITH LOUISE BURNS

NEW SINGLE THE JUDGE OUT SEPTEMBER 27
SOPHOMORE ALBUM SET TO DROP THIS FALL

Toronto, ON – September 13, 2019 – Today, Vancouver Island-raised musician, Alexandria Maillot, announces that she will be touring with fellow Vancouver singer-songwriter, Louise Burns, on Burns’ Portraits Tour. Maillot will join Burns on six dates, kicking off on November 3 in Calgary and wrapping in Montreal on November 15. See below for full details.

Maillot will be bringing audiences songs from her highly-anticipated sophomore album, which is set for release later this fall, including her third new single, The Judge, which drops on September 27. Fans  were given a taste of what the new album is set to bring with previously-released singles, Make It Out, and Messed It Up, and now the official countdown is nearing close! Pre-save The Judge here.

"It will be a tremendous feeling to take these new songs on the road with a full band,” comments Maillot. “It's the start of a new chapter, and we can't wait to see the live iterations of our upcoming album blossom onstage."

Maillot’s resume is as colourful as her genre-blending timbre. Her gritted, inflective vocals and lyrical narratives have often drawn comparisons to music heavyweights such as Feist, Stevie Nicks, and Alabama Shakes’, Brittany Howard. Performing since the age of seven, she has already amassed an impressive list credits, including being scouted by David Foster at age 12, working with Randy Bachman, and even being featured on the Oprah Winfrey network. The 2016 release of her debut album, Time, has proven to be a body of work that has merited national radio attention and widespread critical acclaim amongst industry peers and music lovers alike. 

Maillot’s new music digs deep; it’s the gut wrench of a heartbreak, the belly drop of a rollercoaster. It’s abrasive – as if you are a part of an altercation – and yet, it is refreshing to the ear with its genre-defining sounds; a fusion of southern rock and old country, all wrapped up in a 90s aesthetic.

Don’t miss Alexandria Maillot’s captivating live performance this fall, and stay tuned for her stunning new music!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
September 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Reeperbahn Festival
October 4 – Whitehorse, YT – BreakOut West
October 25 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion
November 3 – Calgary, AB – Broken City *
November 4 – Edmonton, AB – 99 Ten *"
November 9 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar *
November 13 – Ottawa, ON – Live On Elgin *
November 14 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G *
November 15 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien *

*w/Louise Burns

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ESQUIRE PREMIERES NEW GRACE POTTER TRACK BACK TO ME

LINK TO INTERVIEW AND VIDEO HERE

DAYLIGHT POTTER’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS DUE OUT OCTOBER 25

Toronto, ON – September 13, 2019 – Esquire.com debuted, Grace Potter’s, new track and video, Back to Me, off her forthcoming album Daylight, due out October 25 via Fantasy Records. [Quote from Esquire].  Back to Me features supreme vocalists, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the indie band Lucius and is now streaming and available HERE.  Back to Me follows the album’s first single, Love is Love, which Paste described as “the kind of song that’ll stop you dead in your tracks.” 

Produced by Potter’s husband Eric Valentine, Daylight is Potter’s first new album in four years and took root at the couple’s home in Topanga Canyon, Calif. The album mirrors many of the emotional events Potter endured over the last several years including a painful divorce and the breakup of her band— as well as far more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child. Daylight was recorded at Valentine’s Barefoot Recording studio in Hollywood and features guitarist Benny Yurco, drummer Matt Musty, Benmont Tench and Larry Goldings on keys as well as backing vocals from Lucius. 

Grace will headline her annual Grand Point North musical festival which kicks off its 9th season in Burlington, Vermont this weekend with Gov’t Mule, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, J.S Ondara and Trombone Shorty and Lucius to name a few. Potter founded the festival in 2011 to celebrate the local music scene while welcoming some of today’s biggest artists. 

Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today,” Grace Potter has not only played every major music festival from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo and Rock in Rio, she’s created her own thriving music festival, Burlington’s Grand Point North.  Additionally, she’s shared a stage with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and The Roots to name just a few. Potter has also collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a Tim Burton film, written and produced music for film and TV and recorded two GRAMMY-nominated, multiplatinum singles with her friend Kenny Chesney. Details for Potter’s 2020 headlining tour will be announced soon.

TOUR DATES:
September 14 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North
September 15 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North
September 21 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon and Beyond
November 9 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic
November 15 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg University, The Forum Auditorium

Pre-Order Daylight HERE

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www.gracepotter.com

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HOLY FUCK RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE LUXE FT. ALEXIS TAYLOR

HOT CHIP TOUR CONTINUES THIS MONTH WITH STOPS
IN MONTREAL, TORONTO AND VANCOUVER
                                                              

UK AND EU UNDERPLAY SHOWS ALSO ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON — September 13, 2019 — JUNO and Polaris Music Prize-nominated Holy Fuck return today with new single, Luxe, the seminal Canadian group’s first new music in three years.

Born out of a desire to revisit old and trusted methods of creating Holy Fuck songs; by experimenting live on stage to create new music, Luxe is an epic, sprawling beast of a song that started life as a spontaneous jam session as the encore at a Luxembourg show.  Once the early elements of the track had been worked on in the studio, they sent it to their good friend and casual musical mentor, Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, (amongst a bunch of other demos), who picked up on this track instantly as being a stand out. With the songs’ many layers of information and frenetic rhythms the band then figured it would work brilliantly with vocals from Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip. Thankfully, Alexis loved the concept and the song as much the others and jumped at the chance. Listen to Luxe here.

Holy Fuck have always been happy to plow a distinctly lone furrow. Never ones to chase the limelight or hop on any genre-wagon that happens to be passing by, they’ve played by their own rules for the past part of 15 years and five albums. It’s for that reason that Holy Fuck have become one of their country’s finest, and most influential, exports, with their widescreen, technicolour, crescendo-heavy and highly danceable sound often finding itself imitated, but never bettered. It’s a point proved (with a bang) on Luxe, which the band fully introduce as follows:

“Among more literal translations, Luxe is the short form of Luxembourg - the city in which the nexus of the song was created. During our European tour supporting our Bird Brains EP, we discussed how the band had drifted away from doing more experimentation on stage, how we missed creating something new, from scratch, in front of an audience. On this particular night during soundcheck we had a pulsing minimal synth loop we'd been tinkering around with (we were listening to lots of TRAX Records stuff on that tour). We decided if we got an encore we'd go for it. Luxe was the result, or at least the MP3 we had recorded at the sound board, then called ‘Luxembourg Encore’, was the result.

Once home from tour we took the demo back to the drawing board and made a proper song from its initial form and idea. However, before we got that far, somewhere around checking out of the first studio, while still referencing our ever growing folder of sound check ideas, we shared everything with our friend Kieran Hedben AKA Four Tet. His always-intuitive advice was to 'push away' from some of the 'very indie rock sounds' and that his 'favourite thing here is Luxembourg Encore... There are so many cool moments... It could be a good club track.'

The next moment of discovery came when Graham suggested the band scrap Brian's vocals and to give it to Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. When we presented Alexis with the concept, our reference notes to him, based around Brian's temporary vocals, were 'like an old sample you'd dig up off an old folk record... and approached more like a classic house track’. He responded, 'we could try to record the vocal in a Voice O Graph booth (an obsolete 1940s coin operated phonograph booth) if we can access one...'. As far as we're aware, there are only 2 in the world - one in Liverpool (that apparently doesn't work anymore) and the other in Third Man studio in Nashville, where he sang 'I'd like to scrap all of this and start over again.' Fittingly it was New Year's Eve.

Thankfully all these steps never veered from the original path set out on stage in Luxembourg. Everyone's commitment to the song, everyone's input, proved the importance of a collaborative process and reinforced the notion that good things come from daring experimentation.”

As the band continue their extensive North American tour with Hot Chip this month, they are pleased to confirmed details of their own intimate UK & European headline shows at the end of October. See below for full dates.

TOUR DATES:

September 9 - Boston, MA - Royale

September 10 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS

September 12 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

September 13 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

September 14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

September 17 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

September 18 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox

September 19 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox

September 20 - Portland, PR - Roseland Theatre

September 24 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

September 25 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre

September 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall

October 19 – Cardiff, UK - Swn Festival Cardiff

October 20 - Berlin, DE - Maschinehaus

October 21 - Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

October 22 – Paris, FR – Espace B

October 23 - London, UK - Moth Club

October 24 - Manchester, UK - YES

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www.holyfuckmusic.com

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND’S HIGH & MIGHTY 4-TRACK EP AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON SEPTEMBER 27

PRE-ORDER HERE

WATCH THE HIGH & MIGHTY PERFOMANCE CLIP HERE

TTB READIES EPIC 6-SHOW RUN AT NYC’S BEACON THEATRE

SEPTEMBER 27 + 28, OCTOBER 1, 2, 4 + 5                                                                      

TICKETS AVAILBLE NOW

Toronto, ON – September 13, 2019 – Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced the September 27th digital release of their 4-track High & Mighty EP, which had previously only been available as a Record Store Day special edition 12” vinyl. Pre-order the EP here. Fans can get an early listen to the epic title track and accompanying video here. The live performance clip captures behind-the-scenes footage during the band’s 3-night run at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on Signs’ 2019 world-tour this past spring. The High & Mighty EP contains three brand new, unreleased studio tracks from the Signs recording sessions, along with an inspired live version of Shame, a Signs standout recorded at the Chicago Theater in January of 2018.

 

Later this month, the band will kick off their 9th annual multi-night residency at NYC’s storied Beacon Theatre. The 6-night run will take place on September 27th and 28th, and October 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th. The support act for October 1st will be Capital Sun Rays (featuring Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Birds of Chicago and Grahame Lesh) followed by singer/songwriter John Moreland on Oct 2nd; the remaining dates will be two-set, ‘An Evening With’ shows.

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual Beacon Theatre run is a highly-anticipated New York tradition. For the better part of a decade and 30+ shows, they have returned to the Beacon each fall, drawing fans from all over the country. Residencies have become a fixture in the band’s touring schedule with their “incredibly dedicated fanbase hanging on each night's unique setlist” (Forbes). In the last few months alone, multiple consecutive nights in Boston, Chicago, Nashville and Washington D.C. have all sold out.

The Beacon residency, however, offers the talented 12-member group an opportunity to explore an especially large range of musical territory - often exceeding 100 different songs across the six nights. Guest sit-ins have also made the run special. Recent years have featured surprise appearances by Norah Jones, Trey Anastasio, Nels Cline and Ravi Coltrane among others.

“We’ve been touring hard with this band for almost 10 years now. When you play that many shows they can start to run together, but the Beacon shows always stand out,” says Trucks. “That room is special for us and holds a lot of great memories. Nobody holds back. We put it all on stage.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Signs – the band’s fourth studio album - was released this February via Fantasy Records to widespread praise. Rolling Stone called it “electrifying,” the Associated Press dubbed it “an inspirational album for the times,” and NPR Music declared the album an “instant classic,” saying, “honesty and authenticity...informs every second of Signs."

Pre-order the High & Mighty EP here.

Watch the High & Mighty official music video here.

High & Mighty EP Track List:

1.All My Friends

2.High & Mighty

3.All You Can Do

4.Shame (live)

 

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 2019 TOUR DATES:

9/27/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

9/28/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

10/1/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre**

10/2/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre**

10/4/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

10/5/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

11/6/19 – Houston, TX – Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

11/7/19 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre

11/8/19 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre

11/11/10 – Cleveland, MS – Bologna Performing Arts Center

11/12/19 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre

11/14/19 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

11/15/19 - Austin TX - Bass Concert Hall 

11/16/19 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center Music Hall

2/1/20 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena

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NEW MURAL TO ADORN DOWNTOWN YONGE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER WILL HAVE GIANT POSTER ON SIDE OF BUILDING

TORONTO, ON – September 12, 2019 – The Downtown Yonge BIA is partnering with Polaris Music Prize to add a third music mural near Yonge and College – one that will change annually. Each year for the next five years, a poster created to celebrate the Polaris Music Prize winner will adorn the side of the TTC building at 21 Granby St., near where two permanent murals commemorating Toronto’s musical history soar over the city.

“Murals are an eye-catching art form with a huge ‘wow’ factor, which is great for visitors and residents alike,” says Downtown Yonge Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Mark Garner. “Toronto should be very proud of its music, past and present, and the murals celebrate music in a big way – literally.”

Polaris Music Prize annually honours Canadian music artists, as determined by an expert jury of broadcasters, bloggers, programmers and other media authorities on Canadian music. Unique posters are created each year to commemorate the winning artists.

“Our posters are a vibrant and integral part of our annual celebration,” says Steve Jordan, founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize. “We’re honoured and grateful to the DYBIA and the TTC for literally making our poster program even bigger, and for including us in their efforts to illustrate Yonge Street’s musical history.”

The Polaris Music Prize mural on Granby St. will face west toward Joseph Sheard Park, enhancing the recent revitalization of the park that includes a walking path, drinking fountain and garden. Nearby, on both sides of the Toronto Housing building at 423 Yonge St., are two 22-storey murals honouring legends and locations from Toronto’s musical history. The site is also adjacent to the Carlu where the Polaris gala is held every year. The murals are part of the Downtown Yonge BIA’s Music Strategy, an ambitious, multi-pronged plan to re-establish the area as a ‘Music Mecca.’

“Music and murals – two ways to help ensure that the Downtown Yonge area continues to be a vibrant place to live, work, study and entertain,” says Garner.

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner will be announced September 16, with the mural to be commissioned shortly afterward.

About Downtown Yonge
The Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DYBIA) is a catalyst for creating vibrant urban experiences and events in the heart of downtown Toronto. Representing more than 2,000 businesses and their employees, as well as the broader community of residents, students and visitors, the DYBIA champions attractive public spaces, popular events, safety and cleanliness. It plays an active role both at street level and in boardrooms, advocating for a thriving and diverse community of retailers, restaurants and services.

About 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.

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Contact:
Mark Garner                                                               
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director                    
Downtown Yonge BIA                                                
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x225                                      
Email: mgarner@downtownyonge.com

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST TO KICK OFF MASSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SUPPORTING GWAR NEXT WEEK

SHOW IN TORONTO ON SEPTEMBER 30
 

PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 OUT ON OCTOBER 4 VIA EONE


WATCH CHEMICAL WARLORDS LYRIC VIDEO

"It delivers everything we've come to know and love from the band: classic thrash and speed metal with a high dose of old-school energy." - MetalSucks on Chemical Warlords

 

"'Chemical Warlords' fits right in with the band's legacy of riff-laden punkish metal with its declaratory refrain: 'You build it up, we'll tear it down.'" - Consequence Of Sound on Chemical Warlords

 

"Wonderfully tight and trimmed down to be lean and mean Primal Future: 2019 will destroy minds and reap souls." - Two Guys Metal Reviews

 

"...this album is chock full of fist banging mania...." - Indy Metal Vault

 

Toronto, ON – September 12, 2019 – Crossover thrash unit, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will kick off a massive North American tour supporting Gwar next week. The Use Your Collusion Tour will commence September 16th in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a stop in Toronto on September 30th, and run through November 5th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional support will be provided by Sacred Reich and Against The Grain. See all confirmed dates below.

 

TOXIC HOLOCAUST will be touring in support of their long-awaited new full-length, Primal Future: 2019, set to drop October 4th via new label home, Entertainment One. The band Terrorizer Magazine called, "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs," 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 2.0 detonates like doomsday all over Primal Future: 2019, an ambitious new mission statement from the man whose guiding forces remain Discharge, Megadeth, Venom, English Dogs, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I., and G.B.H., all juiced by the unrelenting, feverish, urgent power of a modern metal trailblazer. 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 new album is sort of a culmination of my past twenty years of doing this band," notes Grind. "Most notably, I decided to go back to my roots and record this entire album by myself and play all of the instruments like I did in the early days. It was a lot of fun and nostalgic and at the same time exciting to be able to apply everything I've learned over the years."

 

View TOXIC HOLOCAUST's previously-released video for first album single Chemical Warlords here.

 

TOXIC HOLOCAUST w/ Gwar, Sacred Reich, Against The Grain:

September 16 - The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

September 18 - The Majestic – Detroit, MI

September 19 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

September 20 - The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN

September 21 - The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC

September 22 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

September 23 - Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

September 24 - The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL

September 25 - Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL

September 28 - The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC

September 29 - Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD

September 30 - Opera House – Toronto, ON

October 1 - Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

October 2 - Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

October 4 - Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

October 5 - Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

October 6 - Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

October 8 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

October 9 - Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

October 10 - Slowdown – Omaha, NE

October 11 - Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

October 12 – Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO

October 13 - Summit – Denver, CO

October 15 - The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

October 16 - Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV

October 17 - The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

October 18 - Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

October 19 - Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID

October 20 - Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA

October 21 - Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

October 23 - Tioga-Sequoia Brewery – Fresno, CA

October 24 - The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA

October 25 - Garden Amp – Garden Grove, CA

October 26 - Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV

October 27 - The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

October 28 - Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

October 30 - Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

October 31 - Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

November 1 - Empire Garage – Austin, TX

November 2 - Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX

November 3 - Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA

November 4 - Exit/In – Nashville, TN

November 5 - The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

 

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

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

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

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FATHER RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR HANDFUL

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

ANNOUNCES HU$BAND EP DUE OUT OCTOBER 9th
VIA AWFUL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS

Toronto, ON – September 11, 2019 – Atlanta rapper/producer/artist, Father, has released a new track and accompanying video for Handful via Awful Records/RCA Records. He also announces a forthcoming EP, HU$BAND, is due out on October 9th.  Click here to watch Handful.

Handful is produced by Bankroll Got It (E-40, Kid Ink) and written by Father. The track follows the release of last month’s, A lot on ur plate, which will also appear on the HU$BAND EP and received great reviews from Highsnobiety, Consequence of Sound, Hypebeast, and many more.

Father previously announced he will embark on a US headlining tour this fall, which will kick off in Los Angeles on September 26th and hit major cities, including San Francisco, his hometown of Atlanta, and Chicago, before wrapping on October 15th in New York. Tickets are available for purchase now. For more information, please visit: fatheraintshit.com/tour.

HU$BAND will be the follow-up to Father’s Awful Swim project, which was released in collaboration with Adult Swim last year, and featured standout tracks, We Had a Deal, Lotto ft. ABRA, and Thotnite.

Listen to/watch Handful, catch Father on tour and keep an eye out for more from the Awful Records leader coming soon.

About Father
From the start, Father’s music was filled with a mischievous charm that poked fun at the world as much as he pointed the finger back at himself – in his breakthrough single ‘Look at Wrist’ he famously rapped, “never had to flip a brick, but I get the gist.” This charm built through his first string of albums – Young Hot Ebony (2014), Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First (2015), and I’m a Piece of Shit (2016) – which Father endearingly referred to as, “a trilogy of fuckery.” Dripping with swag, bouncy, lofi beats, and his signature monotonous flow, these three projects cemented Father as the prodigal son of the independent hip hop kingdom. 

Father soon relocated to Los Angeles from Atlanta, where he found a new sense of balance and quick success with his 2016 hit single “Heartthrob.” After forging a partnership with RCA and Adult Swim, Father delivered his most widely acclaimed album yet, Awful Swim (2018). Although still rampant with his devious inner-child, this album showed off Father’s maturity as an artist when it came to working with more complex production and refining his storytelling savvy.

Not far from the spontaneous nature of Awful Swim, the upcoming “A lot on ur plate” captures Father at his strongest and most comfortable. Keep an eye out for more from the DIY Atlanta artist coming soon.

Watch/Listen to Handful: smarturl.it/FATHER-handful

Watch/Listen to A lot on ur plate: smarturl.it/Father-ALOUP

FALL HEADLINING TOUR DATES
September 26th – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
September 27th – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
September 28th – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
September 29th – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
September 30th – Atlanta, GA – 529
October 2nd – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
October 3rd – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
October 4th – Minneapolis, MN – Sky Theatre
October 15th – New York, NY – Elsewhere

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ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR GORD DOWNIE’S SECRET PATH LIVE AT ROY THOMSON HALL ON OCTOBER 19

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE, SAM ROBERTS, TANYA TAGAQ,
JULY TALK, WILLIAM PRINCE, WHITEHORSE, TOM WILSON

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – September 11, 2019 – On October 19th, Secret Path Live returns to Roy Thomson Hall.  Featuring the original Secret Path band, surprise guests, dancers and artists will come together to create a fully immersive and cultural experience that celebrates Indigenous cultures and commemorates the lives of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is thrilled to announce the stellar, award-winning artists that will perform that evening: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Roberts, Tanya Tagaq, July Talk, William Prince, Whitehorse, and Tom Wilson. 

Secret Path Live brings to life the true story of Chanie Wenjack as told in Gord Downie’s JUNO Award-winning album, Secret Path, through the illustrations of Jeff Lemire, and animation of Justin Stephenson.  This special show brings awareness to the true history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system.

Artists will be backed by the original Secret Path band that performed with Gord Downie on the same stage three years prior; including Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers), Dave Hamelin (The Stills), and Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think). 

Secret Path Live takes place during Secret Path Week (October 17-22); a national movement commemorating the lives of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack and calling on all Canadians to answer Gord’s call to “Do Something” to forward reconciliation.

“The Secret Path project was incredibly important to Gord. His passion and tenacity to help tell Chanie’s story never wavered and our hope is that it will continue to inspire Canadians to get involved and support this country on the path towards reconciliation for years to come,” says Mike Downie, co-founder and DWF board member. “This night is one small example of what my brother Gord dreamed of for this country - Indigenous and non-Indigenous coming together to create a more complete, inclusive and equitable country.”

This benefit concert supports the programming at the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF).  DWF continues the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story and seeks to aid our collective reconciliation journey by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:  roythomsonhall.com/tickets/secret-path-live

About the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF)
Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) aims to build cultural understanding and create a path towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. DWF’s work centres around improving the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians. www.downiewenjack.ca @downiewenjack

About Secret Path Week (Oct 17-22)
Secret Path Week is a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack and takes place annually between Oct 17th and 22nd. This is a special week as October 17th and 22nd respectively mark the dates that Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack joined the spirit world. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund calls on all Canadians to use this week to answer Gord Downie’s call to action, to “Do Something” by creating a reconciliACTION and furthering the conversation about the history of residential schools.

#DoSomething #reconciliACTION #SecretPathLive #RoyThomsonHall #SecretPathWeek

About Buffy Sainte-Marie
Since her groundbreaking debut, 1964’s It’s My Way!, the Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Sainte-Marie has spent her whole life creating, and her artistry, humanitarian efforts, and Indigenous leadership have made her a unique force in the music industry. In 1969, she made one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums; in 1982 she became the only Indigenous person to win an Oscar; she spent five years on Sesame Street where she became the first woman to breastfeed on national television. She’s been blacklisted and silenced. She’s written pop standards sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. She penned “Universal Soldier,” the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century. She is an icon who keeps one foot firmly planted on both sides of the North American border, in the unsurrendered territories that comprise Canada and the USA.

About Sam Roberts
Canadian singer/songwriter Sam Roberts released his debut in 2002, following a popular independent demo recording he had made in Montreal. The Inhuman Condition was released and became the best-selling independent EP in Canadian history. In 2003 he released his first full-length album We Were Born In A Flame. The album is a double-platinum hit in Canada and won the JUNO Award for Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. He continued to release hit albums for the remainder of the decade: Chemical City in 2006 and Love At The End Of The World in 2008. Each album also won the JUNO for Rock Album of the Year. For his 2011 release Collider, Roberts changed from using his name to using Sam Roberts Band. In 2014, Lo-Fantasy was released to great acclaim. Lead single "We’re All In This Together" reached the top of both Canadian rock radio charts, followed by Top 10 hits "Human Heat" and "Shapeshifters". In 2016, TerraForm was released, the band’s 6th studio album. Lead single “If You Want It” reached #2 at both rock radio charts. The album was nominated for the Rock Album Of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards.

About Tanya Tagaq
Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and bestselling author. A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner and recipient of multiple honourary doctorates, Tagaq is one of the country’s most original and celebrated artists. In 2014, Tagaq sent shockwaves through the music world with Animism. The album’s Polaris Music Prize victory disrupted the music industry and contributed to a change in conversation about Indigenous artists. The follow-up, 2017’s Retribution, brought Tagaq’s inimitable and powerful artistic vision to even broader audiences. Tagaq’s recent projects include debut novel Split Tooth, nominated for the Giller Prize and other awards, and National Maritime Museum commission Toothsayer, a soundscape for the permanent “Polar Worlds” exhibit.

About July Talk
Since 2012, July Talk has risen with purpose and poise. Three sold out nights at Massey Hall to close out 2017 made an undeniable statement about the band’s potency and community. July Talk has also grown as mentors and allies of an urgent and fundamental industry recalibration. From the New Constellations Tour and recording project with high school students in Thunder Bay to curatorial partnerships with festivals to creating safe spaces at rock shows, July Talk is working to build community, raise resistance and advance equality.

About William Prince
Born and raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, Canada, William has been honing his craft since the age of nine when he first picked up the guitar and piano. Counting Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson (as well as books like April Raintree and Fahrenheit 451) among chief influences, he ultimately cites his preacher and musician father as the biggest inspiration. “My whole life I listened to my dad’s deep voice singing gospel,” he says. “In a sense, I make folk-country tunes inside of a gospel framework. It can be really powerful, but it brings a calm.”

About Whitehorse
Since their debut in 2011, Toronto’s Whitehorse has evolved from magnetic folk duo to full-blown rock band. In truth, Whitehorse is never fully either one or the other, but an ever-evolving creative partnership between Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet. As four consecutive JUNO nominations in multiple categories in recent years attest, whether it be a holiday album or reworked blues covers or pop noir album, Whitehorse rises to every challenge with guitar wizardry and magnetic harmonies.

About Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton—Steeltown—in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would. And when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserves of Quebec, on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline. With a rare gift for storytelling and an astonishing story to tell, Tom writes with unflinching honesty and extraordinary compassion about his search for the truth. It’s a story about scars, about the ones that hurt us, and the ones that make us who we are.

DOWNLOAD – Hi-res photos of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Roberts, Tanya Tagaq, July Talk, William Prince, Whitehorse, Tom Wilson; Secret Path Live poster and images from 2016 Secret Path Live concert with Gord Downie.

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For more information please contact:
Audra Santa – ph. 416.896.9777 / e. audra@downiewenjack.ca

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#DoSomething #reconciliACTION #SecretPathLive #RoyThomsonHall #SecretPathWeek

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I PREVAIL RELEASE GASOLINE VIDEO

NEW ALBUM TRAUMA OUT NOW

BAND TOURNG WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER

AND BEARTOOTH THIS FALL

SHOW IN LAVAL, QC NOVEMBER 5

Toronto, ON – September 10, 2019 – Detroit's, I Prevail, have dropped the video for Gasoline from their latest album, Trauma, out now via Fearless Records. Watch it here.

After successful spring and summer headline tours, I Prevail will hit the road again this fall supporting A Day To Remember. Beartooth will also appear. All I Prevail tour dates are below.

I Prevail previously released the video for, Hurricane. Watch and listen here. Additionally, I Prevail shared a behind-the-scenes look at the videos for Bow Down and Breaking Down, which premiered at Alternative Press. Watch the footage here. Check out I Prevail's exclusive interview with Billboard here, which features additional behind-the-scenes look from the Paranoid video. See the official video for Paranoid here.

Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma [Fearless Records]. If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP.

On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

TOUR DATES:
September 28 — Simpsonville, SC — CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park 

October 15 — Boise, ID — CenturyLink Arena
October 16 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre
October 17 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium 
October 21 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 22 — Houston, TX — NRG Arena
October 23 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheater
October 25 — Saint Charles, MO — Family Arena
October 26 — Chicago, IL — Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
October 27 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
October 29 — Fargo, ND — Scheels Arena
October 30 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
October 31 — Independence, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (SECA)
November 2 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
November 3 — Fairfax, VA — EagleBank Arena
November 5 — Laval, QC — Place Bell
November 7 — Reading, PA — The Santander Arena
November 9— Glen Falls, NY — Cool Insuring Arena
November 10 — Trenton, NJ — CURE Insurance Arena
November 12 — Syracuse, NY — The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
November 14 — Fort Wayne, IN — Allen County War Memorial Expo Center
November 15 — Cleveland, OH — Wolstein Center at CSU
November 16 — Ypsilanti, MI — Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
November 17 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
November 19 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
November 21 — Duluth, GA — Infinite Energy Center
November 22 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 23 — Fayetteville, NC— Crown Coliseum

I Prevail Are:
Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals] 
Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals]
Steve Menoian [lead guitar]
Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar]

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www.iprevailband.com

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THE MARCUS KING BAND ANNOUNCE 32 DATE WINTER NORTH AMERICAN EL DORADO TOUR

DATES TO INCLUDE TWO NIGHTS AT THALIA HALL IN CHICAGO, NYC’S BEACON THEATRE AND TORONTO’S DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

“AN ELECTRIFYING ROCK PERFORMER”ROLLING STONE  

“THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE SAYS TO YOU THAT ROCK IS DEAD, TELL THEM TO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THIS KING” – NPR MUSIC

Toronto, ON — September 9, 2019 — Today, The Marcus King Band, announced the first half of their El Dorado tour - 32 dates this winter across the USA, finishing at New York’s Beacon Theatre on December 21. Tickets on sale to the public on Friday September 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time with various pre-sales earlier in the week. More information here.

King is a Greenville, South Carolina native but recently relocated to Nashville. He’s not had much of a chance to settle in, as he’s barely been home. Since 2015 Marcus has toured endlessly with his group The Marcus King Band, performing over 140 live shows in the last calendar year. At 23 years old, young guitar hero, Marcus King has already been performing live for 15 years - he has performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry and recently he joined Chris Stapleton on his US arena tour playing up to over 17k people at sold out shows.

Marcus says the inspiration for his live work ethic comes from the performers he admires, especially on the most recent tour, “Stapleton was an inspiration to watch. The amount of hard work and care that he puts into his show is powerful. I feel blessed to have joined him on the road and look forward to working with him and his team again.”

The Marcus King Band continue to sell out dates including a three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl earlier this year and The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, their very own festival, which will take place on September 27-28 2019 at Pisgah Brewing Company in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The lineup, curated by Marcus himself, includes Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, Amanda Shires, Futurebirds, Los Coast and festival namesake The Marcus King Band performing two sets over the multi-day event.

King has earned rave reviews for his live kinetic musicianship with The Washington Post describing him as a “guitar phenom” alongside tastemaker media VICE/Noisey (“astounding and triumphant”), NPR (“tenacious and vulnerable”) and Rolling Stone Magazine who described him as an “electrifying rock performer.” King’s music is a contemporary genre-bending sonic exploration of classic rock, blues, R&B and country-soul. One of the most dynamic performers on the live circuit, The Marcus King Band is a blistering, versatile unit that has honed their synergy through endless touring. Though he’s known for face melting guitar solos, it’s King’s arresting powerhouse vocals that have quickly established him as one of the most soulful voices of his generation.

TOUR DATES:
September 12 - Americanafest - Easy Eye Sound Get Down 
September 12 - Americanafest - Musician's Corner
September 12 - Americanafest - Luck Showboat Nashville, TN
September 14 - Breckenridge Brewery - Littleton, CO, Littleton, CO
September 20 - Eric Clapton's Crossroads, Dallas, TX
September 21 - Eric Clapton's Crossroads, Dallas, TX
September 22 - Sea.Hear.Now, Asbury Park, NJ, United States
September 27 - 3rd Annual Marcus King Band Family Reunion, Black Mountain, NC
September 28 - 3rd Annual Marcus King Band Family Reunion, Black Mountain, NC
October 31 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
November 1 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre
November 2 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
November 3 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
November 5 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
November 7 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
November 8 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
November 9 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
November 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
November 12 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre
November 14 - Cincinatti, OH - Bogart's
November 15 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
November 16 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
November 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
November 19 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
November 21 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
November 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
November 23 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
December 5 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
December 6 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theater
December 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
December 8 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
December 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
December 12 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
December 13 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
December 14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
December 15 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
December 17 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
December 18 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
December 19 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
December 20 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre & Perf Arts Center
December 21 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
January 7-12 - Jam Cruise 2020 - Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
January 24-28 - Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
April 10-12 - Byron Bay Bluesfest. Tyagarah, Australia

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www.marcuskingband.com

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THE STRUMBELLAS ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR

FIVE HOMETOWN TORONTO CONCERTS AT
MILESTONE VENUES ACROSS THE CITY

The Strumbellas — lead singer Simon Ward, vocalist and keyboardist David Ritter, lead guitarist Jon Hembrey, violinist Isabel Ritchie, bassist Darryl James and drummer Jeremy Drury — came out swinging for their festival closing set, queuing up four straight hits of their dopamine-boosting anthemic pop-folk…The band matched the crowd’s energy with a set filled with more bangers than ballads.”  – Calgary Herald

Toronto, ON – September 9, 2019 – Let’s face it, this band looks good in a toque.  Hell, they’ve toured the world teaching people that it’s called a toque not a beanie, so why not have your cross-country tour in the height of toque season!  The Strumbellas announce their Rattlesnake Canadian Tour with stops in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Kitchener, London, Peterborough, Quebec City and Sherbrooke. Halifax’s Neon Dreams will join them as their special guests in select cities (see below). Tickets for all shows are on sale at 10am local time Friday, September 13. Details can be found at thestrumbellas.ca.

It all started with a Craigslist ad, when Simon Ward lived on Maitland Street, and just wanted some people to start a band with him.  The Strumbellas celebrate their 10th anniversary of playing live in Toronto, with a cavalcade of shows that illuminate their history.  First up is a ‘win to get in’ acoustic show at The Cameron House on January 21st, the cozy club where many-a-time the band spilled over, and off the stage, during shows in 2009 and 2010.  Then it’s north to The Dakota Tavern (January 22nd), where the band started to get a name around town for their swinging-from-the-rafters residencies.  January 23rd they’ll turn what’s sure to be a chilly mid-winter’s eve into a dance pit with the intensity of a thousand scorching suns at The Horseshoe Tavern.  On to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on January 25th, the club that taught them to just keep saying, “I think I can, I think I can,” back in November 2014 when they SOLD OUT the place.  They finish off the week on January 26th at The Danforth Music Hall, where their spirits soared high, capping off an insane year of world-wide touring to hold court for three sold out shows in December 2016. Toronto, you are home to this band and this is going to be a January stay-cation to remember!  

The Strumbellas released their highly anticipated fourth album, Rattlesnake (in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records), on March 29th. Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, Rattlesnake was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston, ON and at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
January 9, 2020 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre *
January 10, 2020 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore*
January 14, 2020 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee
Auditorium*
January 15, 2020 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*
January 16, 2020 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre *
January 17, 2020 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre*
January 21, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Cameron House ^
January 22, 2020 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
January 23, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
January 25, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
January 26, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
January 30, 2020 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in The Square *
January 31, 2020 – London, ON – London Music Hall *
February 7, 2020 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial
Centre*
February 14, 2020 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell*
February 15, 2020 – Sherbrooke, QC – Theatre Granada*
* w/ special guests Neon Dreams
^ win to get in (details to come)

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www.thestrumbellas.ca

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RUSTON KELLY’S DIRT EMO VOL. 1 OUT OCTOBER 11

NEW PROJECT FEATURES EIGHT COVERS INCLUDING DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL’S SCREAMING INFIDELITIES (FEAT. CHRIS CARRABBA) PREMIERING TODAY

FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED WITH TORONTO SHOW ON OCTOBER 22

Toronto, ON – September 6, 2019 – Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, Ruston Kelly, will release his new project, Dirt Emo Vol. 1, October 11 via Rounder Records (pre-order here). The 8-track release consists of Kelly’s favourite emo songs including a rendition of Dashboard Confessional’s Screaming Infidelities, featuring the band’s lead singer, Chris Carrabba, which is premiering today. Listen/share HERE.  

Of the project, Kelly shares, “I don’t play country, this stuff is dirt emo. It’s like crying in a barn or angsting in your room with a banjo.”

In addition to Screaming Infidelities, the project also includes Kelly’s previously released versions of The Carter Family’s, Weeping Willow and Taylor Swift’s, All Too Well. Originally released as an Amazon Original, Kelly’s All Too Well received widespread critical praise as well as attention from Swift herself. Of the song, Billboard declares, “Kelly puts his own haunting spin on the track with yearning vocals, delicate percussion and soaring instrumentation,” while UPROXX praises, “…his rendition is a beautiful tribute to the raw emotionality of the original. He makes the song his own with atmospheric instrumentals, replacing Swift’s driving percussion with drums that sound more soft and searching.”

In celebration of the release, Kelly will continue his extensive Brightly Burst headline tour this fall including stops at Atlanta’s Terminal West, Austin’s Scoot Inn, Los Angeles’ Troubadour (two nights), Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall and Washington D.C.’s U Street Music Hall and Canadian stop at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on October 22 among several others. See below for complete details.

The release of Dirt Emo Vol.1 adds to a landmark year for Kelly, whose full-length debut album, Dying Star, was released last fall on Rounder Records (purchase/stream here). Co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K, Dying Star landed on several “Best of 2018” lists including Rolling Stone, Paste, UPROXX, American Songwriter and NPR Music, who praises, “Kelly digs down deep on Dying Star to fearlessly put forth a set of songs steeped in emotional twists, turns and complications…This here is powerful stuff.” Additionally, album track Mockingbird is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards.

DIRT EMO VOL. 1 TRACK LIST
1. Screaming Infidelities feat. Chris Carrabba (originally by Dashboard Confessional)
2. Teenage Dirtbag [Live] (originally by Wheatus)
3. At Your Funeral (originally by Saves The Day)
4. Dammit (originally by Blink 182)
5. All Too Well (originally by Taylor Swift)
6. Teenage Dirtbag [Acoustic] (originally by Wheatus)
7. Weeping Willow (originally by The Carter Family)
8. Helena (originally by My Chemical Romance)

TOUR DATES
September 13—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest @ Union Station Hotel
September 18—Chattanooga, TN—Songbirds South Stage*
September 19—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre*
September 20—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West*
September 20-22—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 26—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater*
September 27—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*
September 28—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn*
October 1—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour* (SOLD OUT)
October 2—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour*
October 3—San Francisco, CA—The Independent*
October 4—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom*
October 5—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern*
October 7—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room*
October 8—Denver, CO—The Bluebird Theater*
October 10—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s*
October 11—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line*
October 12—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon*
October 16—St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill*
October 18—Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom*
October 19—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar*
October 20—Detroit, MI—The Shelter*
October 22—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern†
October 24—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom*
October 25—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall*
October 26—Washington, DC—U Street Music Hall*
October 27—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
October 30—Richmond, VA—Richmond Music Hall*
October 31—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues Cleveland*
November 1—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall*
November 11-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—John Prine’s “All The Best Fest”
*with Donovan Woods
†The Drew Thomson Foundation

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE NEW SINGLE TANOKUMBIA FT. EL DUSTY AND BLACK BEAR

ANNOUNCE NEW AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN
TOUR DATES FOR THE FALL

Toronto, ON – September 6, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Canadian DJ duo, A Tribe Called Red, share their third new single of the summer, Tanokumbia. Accompanying the duo are Black Bear – a group of Pow Wow singers and drum group, who also appeared on A Tribe’s first single of the summer, The OG – and El Dusty – Texan DJ and nu-cumbia pioneer. This collaboration blends a Southern Texas barrio anthem with the signature genre and style-blending sound that has made A Tribe Called Red an international force to be reckoned with. Listen to the track here.

“This song is a reminder that there are no borders for the Indigenous peoples. Canada, the US, central and South America are filled with distinct nations sharing more than 10,000 years of common history.  Being in the Halluci Nation has been about searching the earth for like-minded individuals to join in unity,” explained the duo. “From Corpus Christi, TX, El Dusty has been one person in particular we have always felt walked a similar path as us. With Black Bear holding down the vocals and T.O.N.T.O giving us a massive bassline, Tanokumbia was intended for the dance floor. We dedicate this to our people who suffer because of colonial borders. In hopes that the condor will meet the eagle to the sounds of Cumbia PowWow.”

“Working with ATCR has been super dope! I met them backstage at Mad Decent Block Party back in 2016 and we became brothers ever since,” said El Dusty. “We've been planning for years, and we finally have a song to release and it’s FIRE! The best of both worlds!”

A Tribe Called Red recently wrapped up their Canadian summer tour and have added additional dates to their American and European fall tour legs (see below for full details). They will kick off the American dates in Washington, DC on September 10th with a special free performance at the Kennedy Centre that will celebrate the revered campus’s new expansion, called the REACH – innovative indoor and outdoor spaces that will help bring together artists and community groups to create and learn from each other. 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
09/10: Washington, DC - The Kennedy Center
09/13: Brooklyn, NY - Open Air
09/14: Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
09/20: Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling
10/09: Guanajuato City, MX - Cervantino Festival
10/29 Stockholm, SE - Bar Brooklyn
10/31: Oslo, NO - Oslo World
11/02: Copenhagen, DE - Alice PH
11/04: Berlin, DE - Lido Berlin
11/06: Munich, DE - Kranhalle Feierwerk
11/09: Paris, FR - FGO - Barbara

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MUNA’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD IS OUT NOW

TICKETS FOR MUNA SAVES THE WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW STOPPING IN TORONTO ON OCTOBER 15

NEW UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES ADDED

Toronto, ON – September 6, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, releases their sophomore album, Saves The World, via RCA Records. Forbes called the album, “Superb”. Yesterday in celebration of the album launch they dropped their track, Taken, along with a new video – Watch hereNumber One Fan, the first single off Saves The World was met by mass critical acclaim with PAPER calling it, “irresistible” and Vulture declaring that 2019 is about to be theirs. Billboard also called their music, “fist-pumping and arena-ready.”

MUNA says, “Saves The World is about wanting to grow up. Releasing and touring around About U saw some of our wildest dreams come true, but here’s the side of the story that you don’t hear too often: About U is about our real lives, and in our real lives there were some pretty damaging patterns going on that we couldn’t get release from, and we hit a breaking point. We knew deep down that making the best second record we were capable of making would require us to try to live differently, to create changes in our own lives that would then birth the music. 

The writing and recording and living that went into this album occurred over the two most trying, transformative, thrilling, difficult, and ultimately important years in all of our lives. It was the hardest experience we have had thus far as a band and as friends. There were points where we all wanted to quit on ourselves and on each other. The knife’s edge of wanting to quit forced us all to transform. We each had to give up a part of our egos. We had to surrender ourselves to the creative process and to the songs themselves.

 This album runs the gamut of emotions and subject matter but the through line is perhaps that we’re trying very earnestly and honestly to tell the truth and not stand in our own way. Faith is the foundation of MUNA. Faith is what held us together when we had to experience the crumbling of our egos - faith in one another when we didn’t have faith in ourselves, and faith in the greater meaning of MUNA. 

The title of this record came from a willingness to step into the role as our own saviours, and possibly as mediums through which an important message might pass. MUNA is not us as individuals. It’s an idea. It’s what you all have made it by so lovingly holding our songs in your hearts. These songs are not idle or easy listening. We’ve designed them to be tools and we hope they help you just as much as they’ve helped us.”

Later this month, the band will be hitting the road on their North American headlining tour, MUNA Saves The World after a stop in London. Both LA and NY dates have sold out. US tickets are on sale now and December UK tour dates are on sale Friday, September 13 at 4am ET / 9am BST. All tickets can be purchased here.  

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

TOUR DATES:
September 9 - Village Underground - London, UK - SOLD OUT
September 10 - Village Underground - London, UK - SOLD OUT
September 16 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
September 17 – Neumos - Seattle, WA
September 20 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
September 21- Life Is Beautiful - Las Vegas, NV
September 24 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
September 25 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
September 26 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
September 28 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
September 29 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
October 1 - Deep Ellum Art Co. - Dallas, TX
October 2 - The Parish - Austin, TX
October 4 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
October 5 - The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) - Atlanta, GA
October 7 - The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia -Philadelphia, PA
October 10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
October 11 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY SOLD
OUT

October 12 - All Things Go - Washington, DC
October 14 - The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
October 15 - The Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, ON
October 17 - Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
October 18 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
December 2 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
December 3 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK
December 4 - O2 Institute 2 - Birmingham, UK
December 5 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK
December 8 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
December 9 - Oran Mor - Glasgow, UK

Buy/Stream Saves The World here.

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TOURIST COMPANY RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR FRACTURED STATE

PREMIERES TODAY ON EXCLAIM!

NEW ALBUM COMING IN 2020

BRITISH COLUMBIA TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14 IN VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – September 5, 2019 – Today, Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, share the official video for their latest single, Fractured State. Premiering at Exclaim!, the emotive and anthemic song that was partially inspired by the riots in Charlottesville, VA in 2017, translates into a chaotic video scene the duo is seen playing amongst. Watch the video here

The video for Fractured State was directed by Sterling Larose and the parallels he envisioned and brought to life between the lyrics’ meaning and the chaotic stage scene are bang-on. “This song was a gut response to a tragic time and the music video follows the same pattern. It’s about a world in disarray and we love the way Sterling translated that idea visually,” says the group. “The ordinary suburban setting is turned upside down in a frenetic fashion and it puts us in the driver’s seat of dealing with chaos through the song itself. I felt like there was something cathartic about having to physically play the song over and over again in that setting, it reminded me that things can be chaotic but that won’t always be the case.”

Tourist Company released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. The duo – comprised of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Perry – have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide. With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, they have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own; with orchestral elements that swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more to come from Tourist Company and catch them on tour through British Columbia this fall – see below for a list of dates.

TOUR DATES
September 14 – Vancouver, BC – Westward Street Party
October 31 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret (with Rich Aucoin)
November 1 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queen’s (with Rich Aucoin)
November 2 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar (with Rich Aucoin)

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INJURY RESERVE RELEASE NEW SINGLE HPNGC (FEAT. JPEGMAFIA AND CODE ORANGE)

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16 WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL, TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

SELF-TITLED LP OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE

Toronto, ON – September 5, 2019 – Injury Reserve spent two years crafting their debut LP, Injury Reserve, that released earlier this year and today wanted to get back to dropping new music; a loosie with more to follow. So, they recruited friends JPEGMAFIA and hardcore punk outfit, Code Orange, for one of the wildest collaborations of the year in HPNGC. Check it out here and see them live on tour kicking of September 16th in Austin, with stops in Montreal on September 29, Toronto on October 1 and Vancouver on October 11. See a complete list of dates below.

Buy/stream Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve
Buy and stream HPNGC: found.ee/IR_HPNGC

UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
SEPTEMBER 16 in AUSTIN, TEXAS at BARRACUDA
SEPTEMBER 17 in DALLAS, TEXAS at DADA.

SEPTEMBER 18 in HOUSTON, TEXAS at BRONZE PEACOCK
SEPTEMBER 20 in ORLANDO, FLORIDA at SOCIAL
SEPTEMBER 22 in ATLANTA, GEORGIA at MASQUERADE
SEPTEMBER 24 in WASHINGTON D.C. at MILKBOY

SEPTEMBER 25 in NEW YORK, NEW YORK at GRAMERCY THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 26 in PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA at THE FOUNDRY

SEPTEMBER 27 in BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS at BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
SEPTEMBER 28 in BURLINGTON, VERMONT at HIGHER GROUND
SEPTEMBER 29 in MONTREAL, QUEBEC at BELMONT

OCTOBER 1 in TORONTO, ONTARIO at MOD CLUB
OCTOBER 2 in DETROIT, MICHIGAN at EL CLUB
OCTOBER 3 in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS at BOTTOM LOUNGE
OCTOBER 4 in MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA at 7TH ST
OCTOBER 5 in LAWRENCE, KANSAS at THE GRANADA

OCTOBER 6 in DENVER, COLORADO at BLUEBIRD THEATER
OCTOBER 8 in SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH at IN THE VENUE
OCTOBER 10 in SEATTLE, WASHINGTON at NEUMOS
OCTOBER 11 in VANCOUVER, B.C. at FORTUNE SOUND CLUB
OCTOBER 15 in SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA at SLIM’S
OCTOBER 16 in SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA at CATALYST
OCTOBER 17 in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA at THE EL REY

OCTOBER 18 in SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA at CONSTELLATION ROOM

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
OCTOBER 30 in LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND at PHASE ONE
OCTOBER 31 in DUBLIN, IRELAND at THE ACADEMY

NOVEMBER 1 in MANCHESTER, ENGLAND at FAIRFIELD SOCIAL CLUB
NOVEMBER 2 in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND at MONO

NOVEMBER 3 in LEEDS, ENGLAND at HEADROW HOUSE
NOVEMBER 5 in LONDON, ENGLAND at THE GARAGE
NOVEMBER 6 in BRISTOL, ENGLAND at FLEECE
NOVEMBER 7 in BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND at MAMA ROUX’S
NOVEMBER 8 in BRIGHTON, ENGLAND at PATTERNS
NOVEMBER 9 in PARIS, FRANCE at LE BADABOUM
NOVEMBER 10 in ANTWERP, BELGIUM at TRIX

NOVEMBER 12 in COLOGNE, GERMANY at YUCA
NOVEMBER 13 in ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS at BIRD

NOVEMBER 14 in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS at BITTERZOET
NOVEMBER 15 in COPENHAGEN, DENMARK at LOPPEN
NOVEMBER 16 in STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN at TAVERNA BRILLO
NOVEMBER 18 in OSLO, NORWAY at PARKTEATRET
NOVEMBER 20 in HAMBURG, GERMANY at TURMZIMMER
NOVEMBER 21 in BERLIN, GERMANY at KANTINE AM BERGHAIN

NOVEMBER 22 in WARSAW, POLAND at KLUB HYDROZAGADKA

NOVEMBER 23 in PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC at CHAPEAU ROGUE
NOVEMBER 26 in VIENNA, AUSTRIA at GRELLE FORELLE
NOVEMBER 27 in MUNICH, GERMANY at STROM

NOVEMBER 29 in ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND at PALACE

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NEW COMMON ALBUM LET LOVE OUT TOMORROW

LIVESTREAM WATCH PARTY OF
LET LOVE HAVE THE FIRST LISTEN
AN ALBUM PRESENTATION TAKING
FANS THROUGH EACH SONG


AIRS ON YOUTUBE TODAY AT 8PM EST / 5PM PST

WATCH HERE

Toronto, ON – August 29, 2019 Tomorrow, Common – the Emmy, GRAMMY, and Oscar-winning rapper, actor, activist, and best-selling author – will release his twelfth studio album, Let Love. Inspired by a phone call from his daughter that forced him to reconsider his approach to fatherhood, faith, and family, Let Love is “a captivating tale about using love as a weapon to overcome” (Exclaim!). The result is a wide-ranging, therapeutic statement that delves into modern Blackness, police brutality, toxic masculinity, and so much more — a triumph of self-reflection and self-love.

Watch Common “bring the challenges of Black fatherhood to life” (Essence) in the touching video for Show Me That You Love, featuring Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes, here.

To celebrate tomorrow’s album release, Common invites fans to join him for a special one-time-only live-streamed album presentation hosted by Common called Let Love Have The First Listen. Common will walk fans through the creation of the album and the various themes running throughout, providing an unprecedented look at his creative process and the self-examination that drove this project.

Join Common for Let Love Have The First Listen at 5pm PST / 8pm PST, as he takes fans through his creative process while presenting his new album. Watch here.

Featuring collaborations with BJ The Chicago Kid, Jill Scott, Daniel Caesar, Leon Bridges, A-Trak, Dwele, and Leikeli47 — as well as an unearthed, never-before heard beat from the late, legendary J Dilla on HER Love — Let Love creates a sonic world that, in Common’s words, is “Marvin Gaye meets DJ Premier meets Radiohead.” 

Common recently appeared as the lead guest on Fallon, discussing Let Love and performing Hercules, alongside Swizz Beatz. Watch the performance here.

Tour Dates

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

September 7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

September 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

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

September 12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

September 14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

September 15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

September 16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

September 18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

September 19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

*With Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

^With Rapsody

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

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BAILEN ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

SHOWS IN MONTREAL ON SEPTEMBER 17
AND TORONTO ON SEPTEMBER 18

DEBUT ALBUM THRILLED TO BE HERE OUT NOW  

WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCE ON THE TODAY SHOW

TORONTO, ON – August 27, 2019 – Emerging NYC trio, BAILEN, have announced a fall headline tour. The siblings have been touring non-stop in the U.S. and Europe since they released their acclaimed debut album, Thrilled To Be Here in April on Fantasy Records.

BAILEN’s tour schedule will continue with a slew of just announced Fall 2019 headline dates. This jaunt kicks off September 12 in Port Chester, NY with a string of shows across the U.S. and Canada, stopping in Montreal on September 17 and Toronto on September 18. Tickets are on sale now – full routing is below. For more information and tickets please visit www.bailentheband.com.

The fall tour follows an incredible run of shows this spring opening for multi-platinum selling Irish singer-songwriter Hozier on the second leg of his Wasteland, Baby U.S. tour. The band is also set to open for singer-songwriter Amos Lee on his upcoming Northeast tour dates. Bailen recently appeared on the Today Show and performed Something Tells Me, check it out here.

Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs) Thrilled To Be Here was met with wide acclaim in the US and Europe.  NPR Music declares album track, “I Was Wrong balances tender harmonies with a vulnerability and trust years in the making,” and Rolling Stone observed, "It's impossible not to hear echoes of CS&N and Fleetwood Mac in their gloriously yelled harmonies, with strains of TLC and Destiny's Child."

BAILEN ON TOUR:
August 31 – Nashville, TN – Live on The Green
September 12 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’s
September 13 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
September 14 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North
September 15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
September 17 – Montreal, Canada – Bar Le Ritz PDB
September 18 – Toronto, Canada – Monarch Tavern

September 20 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne at FTC
September 30 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
October 1 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
October 3 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
October 4 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
October 6 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
October 8 – Boise, ID – The Olympic Venue
October 10 – Fort Collins, CO – Armory Event Center
October 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
October 12– Manitou Springs, CO – Lulu’s Downstairs
December 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
December 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Motr Pub
December 7 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy
December 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
December 12 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
December 14 – Woodstock, NY – Colony
*with Amos Lee

Buy/stream Thrilled To Be Here here.

Watch the official I Was Wrong music video here.

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SPLASH‘N BOOTS ANNOUNCE OUTREACH TOUR ALONG LABRADORIAN COAST

JUNO AWARD-WINNING ALBUM YOU, ME AND THE SEA OUT NOW

NEW MUSIC IN THE WORKS

Toronto, ON – August 27, 2019 – Today, Ontario-based JUNO Award-winning children’s music super-duo, Splash’N Boots, announce an Eastern Canada tour, where they will share tunes from their latest album, You, Me and the Sea, and fan favourites alike. As Splash‘N Boots’ biggest yellow and blue kitchen party yet, their group will take stages across Labrador, before heading west to Ontario. See below for a complete list of dates and buy/stream the album here.

Splash’N Boots’ JUNO-award winning album, You, Me and the Sea, was inspired by the sounds of kitchen parties, classic storytelling and of course the undeniable spirit of Canada's East Coast. The Big Yellow Boot Family are bringing an all-new live show full of those Little Big Moments - moments of dance, laughter, connection, and most importantly, LOVE!

The final stretch of the You, Me and the Sea tour kicks off with a very special multi-community tour of the Labradorian coast, in partnership with Air Borealis, and the Department of Health & Social Development, Nunatsiavut Government.  Splash’N Boots will be bringing the Big Yellow Boot to the coastal communities of Nain on September 1, followed by Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik, and Rigolet (September 2-5). The shows are being offered to the communities free of charge, allowing these remote populations the opportunity to share in music, dance and laughter with the Big Yellow Boot crew.

 

Upcoming shows on the You, Me and the Sea Tour are on sale now and available via the links below, with tickets available at www.splashnboots.com/tour.

 

Splash’N Boots rose to prominence in the hearts and minds of families through music, live shows and television. Their music creates family dance parties; it is a soundtrack to bedtimes, mealtime and all moments in between. Since their inception, Splash’N Boots have released twelve original music albums, resulting in five consecutive JUNO Award nominations for Children’s Album of the Year between 2014 and 2018. Their most recent album, You, Me and the Sea, co-written and produced by Alan Doyle, won the 2019 JUNO Award for Children’s Album of the Year.

On television, they appear daily in over 8.5 million homes across Canada with their number one TV show, which is broadcast daily on Canada’s top children’s television networks, Treehouse TV and Disney Jr. Canada, as well as the worldwide streaming platform Kidoodle, garnering over 1 million views in the first 6 months on the platform. Splash’N Boots are committed to using their voice to raise awareness for important causes. They are the first children's act to partner with PLUS1 - $1 from every ticket sold in their cross-Canada 2018 tour went to support access to music education and adaptive instruments for young children via MusiCounts.

Buy and stream You, Me and the Sea here.

TOUR DATES:
September 1 - Nain, NL
September 2 - Hopedale, NL
September 3 - Postville, NL
September 4 - Makkovik, NL
September 5 - Rigolet, NL
September 7 – Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL - The Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre - Info
September 8 – Labrador City, NL - Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre - Info
September 14 – Sault Ste Marie, ON - Sault Community Theatre Centre - Info
September 15 – Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Theatre Centre - Info
September 16 – Parry Sound, ON - Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts - Info

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THE BLUE STONES ENTER THE STUDIO

PAUL MEANY TO PRODUCE SOPHOMORE LP

SHOW AT EDMONTON’S SONIC FIELD DAY ON SEPTEMBER 7

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 27, 2019 – Alt-Rock duo, The Blue Stones, have entered the studio this week with plans to release new material this fall. The band is hard at work with producer, Paul Meany, (MUTEMATH / Twenty One Pilots). After some pre-production in New Orleans, the two are at North Of Princess Studio in Kingston, Ontario working on the follow-up material to Black Holes released last year. 

 

"Working with Paul has always been a dream of ours," says the band. "We've been dedicated MUTEMATH fans since the 2000s, and loved his recent work with Twenty One Pilots. Paul's had a major influence on our sound and play-style from the start, and now we're teaming up to bring our fans some of our best work yet."

 

The Blue Stones release Black Holes last year via eOne to some serious critical acclaim, getting the attention of the likes of Audio Tree, Yahoo Music, and Billboard.  Alternative Press said, "The Blue Stones are quickly carving out a name for themselves in the blues-rock, alt garage world making stages quake and leaving only one question in their wake: all that from two guys?" 

2018 was a busy year for The Blue Stones. The duo performed at events such as Cleveland's famous INCUYA festival, Carolina Rebellion, and Bonnaroo, to name a few. Their hit single, Black Holes (Solid Ground), has amassed over 20 million streams worldwide. Another standout track, Rolling With The Punches has received several placements in the USA Network's hit show Suits, Showtime's comedy series Shameless, and ESPN's Monday Night Football. 

 

Listening to the larger-than-life blues-rock of The Blue Stones on their label debut, Black Holes, it's astonishing to discover just two people create all that sound. Guitarist/vocalist/lyricist, Tarek Jafar, and percussionist/backing vocalist, Justin Tessier, have known each other since meeting as kids. But it wasn't until attending university together that they decided to combine their talents into a musical project.

 

The Blue Stones have an incredibly diverse palette of influences – and although they're a duo, it's unfair to limit the comparisons just to The Black Keys and The White Stripes. The weight of Led Zeppelin, the grit of Hendrix and groove from hip-hop artists like J. Cole and Kanye are all there. But in an effort, that's unlike any other in contemporary rock, the result is something unique to today's musical landscape.

Their story is the voyage of a group beginning to find its way, emerging from isolation and perspiration to inspiration, reaching an audience waiting to be tapped and entertained. An Alternative Blues Rock band is fighting the good fight, looking to connect in an increasingly fragmented music universe. And with the boys back in the studio working on new material, the sky is the limit.

TOUR DATES:
August 30 – Seattle Center – Seattle, WA

September 7 – Hawrelak Park – Edmonton, AB

September 9 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO

September 10 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO

September 11 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

September 13 – The Cowan – Nashville, TN

October 16 – Think Tank? Underground – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

October 17 – Hyde Park Boom Club – Leeds, UK

October 18 – The Eagle Inn – Manchester, UK

October 19 – Attic Bar at The Garage – Glasgow, UK

October 21 – Rough Trade Bristol – Bristol, UK

October 22 – The Hope and Ruin – Brighton, UK

October 23 – The Sebright Arms – London, UK

October 25 – 1999 – Paris, France

October 26 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

October 27 – Le Botanique - Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium

October 30 – Krosset – Grunerlokka, Norway

October 31 – Oceanen – Stigberget, Sweden

November 1 – Brooklyn Bar – Sodermalm, Sweden

November 2 – Folk a Rock – Gamla Staden, Sweden

November 3 – Beta – Copenhagen, Denmark

November 5 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany

November 6 – Rosenkeller e.V. – J, Germany

November 7- Blue Shell – Koln, Germany

November 8 - Milla – Munchen, Germany

November 9 – Rolling Stone Park – Hamburg-Nord, Germany

November 11 – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl – Solothurn, Switzerland

November 12 – Werk21 – Zurich, Switzerland

November 14 – rhiz – Wien, Austria

November 15 – Groove Station – Dresden-Gittersee, Germany

November 16 – Rolling Stone Beach – Stakendorfer, Geramny

November 17 – V.O.F. Café Wilhelmina – Eindhoven, Netherlands 

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CHRISTIAN FRENCH ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES

STOPS IN TORONTO, MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER THIS FALL

LISTEN TO NEW EP BRIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2019 – Rising alternative pop singer-songwriter, Christian French, will be making his way up to Canada during his 22-date North American tour this Fall. French’s Bright Side Of The Moon Canadian tour kicks off in Toronto on September 10 at The Drake Underground, with additional stops in Montreal and Vancouver. Full tour details are listed below and tickets can be purchased here.

French’s second and latest EP, Bright Side Of The Moon, was released on August 9 via Disruptor Records/Sony Music Entertainment, and has received attention from Billboard, Atwood Magazine, and CelebMix– not to mention already having millions of streams.

“Bright Side Of The Moon is about finding the energy and enthusiasm to stay optimistic in even the most trying times of life. This past year, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure myself out, and I’ve found how important that positive mindset is when facing new challenges,” says French. “The project encompasses both my personal life and life as a musician. I’ve realized life is always going to throw you curveballs. There’s no way to know what’s coming and no way to perfectly deal with things. All you can do is your best in every situation and approach challenges optimistically with the knowledge that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. What you’re going through will help you continuously grow and become a better version of yourself. That’s what this is about.”

Songs like Call Me Your Love showcase this growth– the relatable lyrics and catchy beat combined with the electric guitar’s melodic riffs makes for a sure hit. Lead single, Bright Side Of The Moon, is and upbeat track with an unshakable feel-good rhythm, drawing you in from the first line, “Oh it’s not so bad, just look on the bright side, it’s the right side to come through.” Check out the music video for Bright Side Of The Moon here. The full album is available through all streaming platforms.

French has been hard at work ever since stepping into the music scene in 2016 when he and fellow producer, Triegy, self-released their first single, Fall For You, on SoundCloud then Spotify. Fall For You charted on Spotify’s US Viral Top 50, putting French on the map. Since this breakthrough, French moved to Los Angeles to work with GRAMMY-nominated producer, Dru Decaro, and released a number of solo singles, two EP’s Natural Colors (2018) Bright Side Of The Moon (2019), and toured with both Chelsea Cutler (2018) and Quinn XCII (2019).

Don’t miss out as French’s Canadian tour dates are fast approaching! All tour details can be found below.

TOUR DATES:
September 4 — Ann Arbor, MI — Blind Pig
September 5 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean 
September 7 — Indianapolis, IN — The Hi-Fi
September 8 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues - Cambridge Room
September 10 — Toronto, ON — The Drake Underground
September 11 — Montreal, QC — Le Ministére 

September 14 — New York, NY — Mercury Lounge
September 15 — Cambridge, MA — Sonia
September 17 — Philadelphia, PA — The Foundry
September 19 — Atlanta, GA — Aisle 5
September 21 — Nashville, TN — The High Watt
September 22 — Columbia, MO — Rose Music Hall 
September 24 — Denver, CO — Lost Lake Lounge
September 25 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
September 27 — Seattle, WA — Barboza 
September 28 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret
September 29 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge 
October 1 — San Francisco, CA — Rickshaw Stop 
October 2 — Los Angeles, CA — The Roxy Theatre
October 4 — Phoenix, AZ — Valley Bar
October 6 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues - Cambridge Room
October 7 — Houston, TX — House of Blues - Bronze Room

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www.christian-french.com

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TANYA TUCKER’S WHILE I’M LIVIN’ OUT NOW ON FANTASY RECORDS

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER

PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED WITH SECOND SHOW ADDED IN LOS ANGELES AND STOPS IN ALBERTA AND ONTARIO

“While I’m Livin’, an earthy, charismatic mythologizing of her life.”

 – The New York Times

“The singer’s comeback album recalls similarly inspiring LPs by Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.”Rolling Stone

“The album captures the rugged warmth from Tucker that’s been
missing in country music for nearly two decades.”
Tennessean

TORONTO, ON – August 23, 2019 – Original female outlaw, Tanya Tucker’s, highly anticipated new album, While I’m Livin’, is out today via Fantasy Records. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the album marks Tucker’s first new material in 17 years. Watch the album trailer here and purchase the album here.

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

In celebration of the release, Tucker is playing special select shows this fall. She performed last night at Exit/In in Nashville—with a second appearance tonight at the Grand Ole Opry—September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom (presented by SiriusXM) in New York, and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles – with a second show added on October 17 (presented by 88.5FM). Purchase tickets (including VIP packages) here. Additionally, Tucker will join Brandi Carlile at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on December 6. Tickets and VIP packages are available here.

Watch the videos for previously released album tracks The Wheels of Laredo, (directed by Myriam Santos) here and Hard Luck (directed by noted photographer Chris Phelps) here, and listen to The House That Built Me here, and Bring My Flowers Now here.

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

TOUR DATES:
August 23 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
September 17 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom, presented by SiriusXM
October 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
November 7 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
November 9 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama Resort
December 6  - Salt Lake City, UT  - Vivint Arena*
*With Brandi Carlile

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www.tanyatucker.com

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BIRDS OF BELLWOODS RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE EASY

ON THE ROAD ACROSS CANADA AND THE US WITH

TESSA VIRTUE, SCOTT MOIR AND PATRICK CHAN’S

ROCK THE RINK TOUR

TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 5 IN ABBOTSFORD, BC  

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2019 – Toronto alt-rock darlings, Birds of Bellwoods, made waves in 2018 with the release of their highly-anticipated debut LP, Victoria. After relentless touring across North America following the release, the band is thrilled to share their first taste of fresh music, with their new single, Easy, produced by Howie Beck (Feist, Barenaked Ladies, Charlotte Day Wilson) and Joel Stouffer (Dragonette, Bülow). Have a listen here.

“Easy is a diary of how far we’ve come and a recognition of how far there is left to go: a point of reflection on a never-ending journey. It’s bigger, bolder, and brighter than anything we’ve released so far, and we can’t wait to share it with our flock,” says the band.

Audiences across Canada will get the chance to hear Easy live, when the band hits the road with Rock The Rink – the brand new production from Canadian figure skating greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, along with world-renowned international skating talent, Carolina Kostner, Jeremy Abbott, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov.  The tour – which follows last year’s sold out, Thank You Canada tour – will combine the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, delivering the highest value of family entertainment.  Birds of Bellwoods will be joining all dates as a special musical opening act, and even appearing during the skaters performance for a few additional numbers.

“Birds of Bellwoods are such fantastic musicians and great people,” exclaims Moir. “We can’t wait to see what they bring to the show!”

“We are incredibly excited to be joining the Rock The Rink family for our first ever arena tour, says the band. Looking forward to getting the audience up on their feet and dancing in the stands! Also Tessa is apparently going to teach Kintaro to ‘Twizzle’, so hopefully we’ll work that in somehow.”

Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape, with much of the attention to come their way stemming from their highly energetic and engaging live performances. The band has crossed North America on numerous dates, including a slew of high-profile Canadian music festivals, from CMW and NXNE to country juggernaut Boots & Hearts to the tastemaking haven of Osheaga. That’s in addition to packed shows supporting the likes of Arkells, Wintersleep, Virginia to Vegas and Scott Helman to name a few. Let You Go – their lead single from Victoria – spent over 20 weeks in the Top 40 at Alternative Radio in Canada, hit #1 on SiriusXM’s The Verge chart, and was featured as CBC’s Song Of The Week. Their album Victoria has amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone, and has been featured on numerous Spotify and Apple Music Playlists, including Viral Hits Canada, Indie All Stars, Best Of The Week, and Breaking Rock.

Stay tuned for more from Birds of Bellwoods, and don’t miss them live on tour this fall!

SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR DATES
August 24 – The Blue Mountains, ON – Blue Mountain Village
September 6 – Jasper, AB – Jasper Folk Music Festival
September 7 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Field Day
September 20 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
September 21 – Vankleek Hill, ON – Beaus Oktoberfest

BIRDS OF BELLWOODS + ROCK THE RINK TOUR:
October 5 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
October 6 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Arena
October 10 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium Arena
October 11 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
October 12 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
October 13 – Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
October 16 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
October 17 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
October 18 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
October 20 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
October 29 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
October 30 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
November 1 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
November 2 – Kitchener, ON – Memorial Auditorium
November 3 – Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
November 6 – Mississauga, ON – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
November 7 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
November 8 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
November 9 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
November 10 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
November 14 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
November 17 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre

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www.birdsofbellwoods.com

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

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

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

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MODERN DAY TROUBADOUR MONDO COZMO SIGNS TO LAST GANG RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE & VIDEO BLACK CADILLAC OUT TODAY

STREAM/PURCHASE HERE

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2019 – Alternative songsmith, Mondo Cozmo (aka Josh Ostrander), has signed a global deal with indie label, Last Gang Records, and releases the first single, Black Cadillac, from his forthcoming album, today. Watch the video for the song here.

Chris Moncada, eOne’s SVP of Alternative Music and GM of Last Gang Records, says, “We are thrilled to have Mondo Cozmo join the eOne / Last Gang family.  Josh is a profound, dynamic artist and Black Cadillac is the first of many new songs that the world needs to hear right now. We are proud to be his partner to get them out into the world!”

Black Cadillac, is a revved-up snarling rock track which escalates into a joyous anthem, upheld with handclaps and a gospel choir.  Mixed by Spike Stent (Radiohead, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran) and produced by Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Foster The People, St. Vincent), the song also features Leah and Peter of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on drums and guitars. The band backup vocals were recorded in a dressing room in Indiana, while the gospel choir was added in Los Angeles. 

Mondo says, “The lyrics of Black Cadillac were written on tour while the Kavanaugh hearings were being televised. We would watch the hearings in the van on my phone. This was right after I was asked to go speak to Congress on behalf of the MMA legislation which ended in a lunch in the Kennedy Room of the Capitol where there was a small sugar spoon at the table that I wanted to steal.”

Aided and abetted by friends and family, including producer Butch Vig, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dan Wilson, Lars Stalfors and others, Mondo Cozmo is working on his sophomore album, due out next year.

Mondo Cozmo’s 2017 full-length debut, Plastic Soul, boasted the #1 single, Shine. In addition to performing everywhere from Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo, toured alongside Bastille and Spoon, and opened for Muse. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons joined him for a live duet on The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony, while Anna Faris starred in the video for Hold On To Me and Paz de La Huerta starred in the video, Higher.

About Last Gang Records:
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, Operators, Lights, Chromeo, Rhye, and Sango. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company.

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www.mondocozmo.com

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RAPHAEL SAADIQ’S NEW ALBUM JIMMY LEE OUT TODAY

AN INCISIVE AND EMPATHETIC WORK FROM
A MASTER AT THE PEAK OF HIS ART

READ A NEW YORK TIMES PROFILE ON RAPHAEL SAADIQ HERE

NEW VIDEO FOR SOMETHING KEEPS CALLING OUT NOW
WATCH HERE

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2019 – Today, Raphael Saadiq, — the Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B, including Solange, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and D’Angelo — releases his first new album in eight years, Jimmy Lee (Columbia Records). Inspired by his own brother’s trials and tribulations with addiction, Jimmy Lee — self-produced by Raphael at Blakeslee Recording Co. in North Hollywood — is a collection of intensely personal accounts of tragedy and perseverance set to some of his most thrilling production to date. The result is an incisive and empathetic work from a master at the peak of his art.

Watch the new video for Something Keeps Calling, which just went Top 5 on the US Urban Adult Contemporary Radio Charts, here.

Recently, Raphael sat down with the New York Times to discuss some of the personal stories that went into Jimmy Lee. Says the New York Times about the new album, “As a solo artist, Saadiq has long been a master without a masterpiece for consensus to point to. Jimmy Lee could change that through sonic ambition alone.” Read the full piece here.

All vinyl versions of the album will include a secret track unavailable elsewhere. Hear / order Jimmy Lee here.

Raphael Saadiq will be announcing an expanded tour around the album – more info to come!

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

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

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www.raphaelsaadiqmusic.com

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JUKE ROSS RELEASES NEW TRACK WE NEVER DIE

LISTEN TO WE NEVER DIE HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN WASHINGTON, DC ON NOVEMBER 3 WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2019 – Singer/Songwriter, Juke Ross, releases his new track, We Never Die, today via Palm Tree Records/RCA Records (click here to listen).  In addition, he announces his Juke Ross North American Headlining Tour.  The 12-city tour will kick off on November 3 in Washington, DC and culminate in Vancouver, BC, Canada on November 23.  Tickets for the tour will be available for sale starting Monday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Earlier this summer, Juke announced his signing to Palm Tree Records/RCA Records and released his first single, Burned By The Love. The track has over 1.6 million streams and has received adds/airplay on SiriusXM Coffee House and SiriusXM Chill as well as playlist support from Today’s Acoustic, Coffee House Blend and Mood: Chill on Spotify and Apple Music. 

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

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

TOUR DATES:
November 3 - Union Stage - Washington, DC, USA

November 4 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY, USA

November 5 - Sonias - Cambridge, MA, USA

November 8 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA, USA

November 10 - Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON, Canada

November 11 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL, USA

November 13 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN, USA

November 18 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA, USA

November 19 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA, USA

November 21 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR, USA

November 22 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA, USA

November 23 - The Biltmore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada

To Listen or Purchase We Never Die:

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To Listen or Purchase Burned By The Love:

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COMMON FACES DOWN FATHERHOOD AND HIS DAUGHTER IN NEW VIDEO

WATCH SHOW ME LOVE OVER AT ESSENCE

LET LOVE OUT AUGUST 30 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – August 22, 2019 –Common’s resume is that of a 21st-century renaissance man: GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, renowned activist, recipient of an Academy Award® for his song, Glory, from the 2014 film, Selma, and a key influence in the emergence of a movement of thoughtful black culture spanning from Dave Chappelle to Ta-Nehisi Coates. However, in spite of all of this success, one phone call from his daughter Omoye — in which she told him that he was falling short as a father — caused his world to crumble. He had to revaluate fatherhood, love, faith — everything.

Today, Common debuts the video for Show Me That You Love, which depicts this big bang moment that led to a period of therapy and self-examination that led to the writing of his New York Times best-seller Let Love Have The Last Word and the creation of his new album, Let Love (out August 30 on Loma Vista Recordings).

Watch the video for, Show Me That You Love, directed by Sadé Clacken Joseph, over at Essence.

Let Love finds Common sounding as vital as ever, with a soul-forward sound that delves into issues of fatherhood, masculinity, self-care and more. With contributions from A-Trak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leon Bridges, Daniel Caesar, Dwele, Leikeli47, Jill Scott and more, it’s a radical statement that is among hip-hop’s most incisive, insightful albums this year.

Common recently appeared as the lead guest on Fallon, discussing Let Love and performing Hercules alongside Swizz Beatz. Watch the performance here. And watch Common’s appearance on Desus & Mero here.

Pre-order Let Love here.

Tour Dates

8/22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*

8/23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater*

8/27 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater^

8/28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory*

8/29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*

9/7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

9/8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

9/10 - London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

9/12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

9/14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

9/15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

9/16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

9/18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

9/19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

*With Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

^With Rapsody

WATCH – Show Me That You Love: found.ee/Common_SMVideo

WATCH – HERCULES (extended version): found.ee/Common_HerculesExtended

WATCH – HERCULES: found.ee/Common_HerculesVideo

WATCH – HER Love: fanlink.to/bRTg

 

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

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GRACE POTTER FINDS DAYLIGHT

FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS FROM THE ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER IS DUE OCTOBER 25 VIA FANTASY

LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE LOVE IS LOVE

Toronto, ON – August 22, 2019 – On October 25, 2019, Grace Potter, will release Daylight, her second solo LP and first for Fantasy Records. Daylight arrives after a turbulent, life-altering four year hiatus from music that had the acclaimed singer-songwriter contemplating whether she would ever record another album. Cathartic and emotionally raw, Daylight is the result of that arduous journey, the most emotionally revealing, musically daring work of her career.  Watch the clip for Daylight’s passionate first single Love Is Love HERE and pre-order Daylight HERE.

“I’ve always aimed to write songs from a universal perspective; so that anyone who heard my music could relate, but that actually made it harder for me to take ownership of my own perspective. These songs were written so I could process – and be accountable for – my own life experience,” Potter says. “I had just pulled the ripcord on my whole life. It was an incredibly jarring, private experience. When the dust settled a bit, the last thing I wanted to do was tell the whole world about it through song. It was a very gradual process of re-framing music and its purpose in my life. So, when I finally started writing songs again - it had to be for myself and myself alone.”

Produced by her husband, Eric Valentine, Daylight took shape in the Topanga Canyon home they’d recently settled into. Unsigned and entirely free of any pressure to appease, Potter slowly carved out ideas and the two began laying down tracks. Moving to Valentine’s Hollywood studio, Barefoot Recording, the songs came to life with the help of longtime Potter collaborators including guitarist, Benny Yurco, and drummer Matt Musty, friends Benmont Tench and Larry Goldings on keys and supreme vocalists, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the indie band Lucius.  

On the powerful album-opener and first single, Love Is Love, Potter fully surrenders as her voice shifts from fragile to soaring. It was the first track written for Daylight and she found the process so unsettling, it temporarily put her off from attempting any further self-examination in song. “Love Is Love is so confessional, it was terrifying. After we recorded the demo, I had no desire to keep on writing because the feelings were still too raw,” she says. “I was scared to dig any deeper.”

Throughout Daylight, Potter imbues her songs with equal parts aching vulnerability and unapologetic self-possession. In many ways, the stark piano balled, Release, is the album’s centerpiece. Sorrowful but redemptive, its resolution lies in a lyric by co-writer, Mike Busbee, (I hope that someday/The sun will shine again/And you’ll release me too).

While much of the new album mirrors the emotional chaos of her recent past, Daylight also channels a soulful wonder on songs like Every Heartbeat, an acoustic-guitar-laced serenade for Valentine and their infant son, Sagan. And on Desire, Daylight drifts into an impulsively playful mood, serving up a sweet celebration of unabashed lust.

Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today,” Grace Potter has not only played every major music festival from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo and Rock in Rio, she’s created her own thriving music festival, Burlington’s Grand Point North.  Additionally, she’s shared a stage with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and The Roots to name just a few. Potter has also collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a Tim Burton film, written and produced music for film and TV and recorded two GRAMMY-nominated, multiplatinum singles with her friend Kenny Chesney.

Having endured a painful divorce and the breakup of her band— as well as far more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child—Grace Potter reached for Daylight and delivered a commanding statement of power and purpose.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Love Is Love
2. On My Way
3. Back To Me
4. Every Heartbeat
5. Release
6. Shout It Out
7. Repossession
8. Desire
9. Everyday Love
10. Please
11. Daylight

TOUR DATES:
August 22 – Syracuse, NY – Great New York State Fair
August 31 – Nashville, TN – Live On The Green
September 14 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North
September 15 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North
September 21 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon and Beyond
November 15 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg University, The Forum Auditorium

Pre-Order Daylight HERE

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www.gracepotter.com

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LIXAR AND NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE BAND TOGETHER FOR POLARIS ARTIST RESIDENCY

FIVE-DAY RESIDENCY AT STUDIO BELL WILL BE AWARDED TO A 2019 LONG LIST NOMINEE

TORONTO, ON – August 20, 2019

Today, premier AI and data company, Lixar, the National Music Centre (NMC), and Polaris Music Prize, are pleased to announce a new partnership that will give one act on the 2019 Polaris Long List the chance to explore and record inside NMC’s world-class facilities at Studio Bell.

The new residency, called Lixar and the National Music Centre present the Polaris Artist Residency, will be open to all 2019 longlisted nominees. The winner of the residency will be announced at the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto on September 16.

One act will be chosen from the Long List of 40 artists to receive a five-day residency at Studio Bell, with travel expenses covered by Lixar. The resulting work of the residency will be recorded and pressed to vinyl, also courtesy of Lixar, with distribution details to be announced at a later date.

“It’s great as a Canadian to be given an opportunity every year to reimagine what music means to us. The Polaris Prize helps shape that and helps to define our Canadian collective music identity,” said Bill Syrros, CEO Lixar. "We're honoured to help bring this residency to life, and support music and the artists who are so worthy of this opportunity."

“We’re big fans of the National Music Centre’s support of musical creativity and their sharing of their mind-blowing collection of instruments,” said Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director, Polaris Music Prize. “Lixar is a knowledgeable and steadfast supporter of the musical arts, so it made perfect sense to connect these forces for artistic good in one program. We’re very grateful for what this joint effort will provide to one of the Long List artists, and we’re really excited about the new musical possibilities that will result.”

Lixar and the National Music Centre present the Polaris Artist Residency is another stream of accessibility in NMC’s ever expanding Artist in Residence (AiR) program. The AiR program at Studio Bell is designed to feed and nurture artistic creativity by providing musicians with the use of NMC’s renowned collection of musical instruments and recording equipment, which spans 450 years of technical innovation.

“The National Music Centre, the Polaris Music Prize, and Lixar have a shared interest in collaborating with the community and supporting artistic excellence,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO, NMC. “We are excited to further our national mandate in partnering with these two organizations and to build upon the legacy we have begun to create through our artist development programs.”

The National Music Centre has welcomed many exceptional artists to play, experiment, and record with its collection, several of whom have gone on to receive Polaris nominations for works created at Studio Bell. Past AiR alums include 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher, along with past shortlisted artists A Tribe Called Red, Jean-Michel Blais, Basia Bulat, and Timber Timbre.

The Polaris Artist Residency will take place at Studio Bell in January of 2020, culminating with a live performance and party at one of NMC’s venue spaces. Stay tuned for more details on the public component.

About Lixar
Lixar is a Premier AI and Data Company that delivers practical, actionable results with AI, today. Lixar is built on 20 years of delivering end-to-end services & enterprise-scale experience in Data, Development, IoT and Cloud. Lixar is growing with its talented teams in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ottawa, ON, Toronto, ON and now, Calgary, Alberta. Lixar is the 2019 winner of the AI Innovation Microsoft Impact Award and also a Triple Gold Microsoft Partner in Development, Data and Cloud Solutioning. Member of the CIO Strategy Council. Proud community supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Megaphono Music Festival, and the Polaris Music Prize. For more information, please visit lixar.com.

About Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is much more than a museum. A registered charity and national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music, NMC is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. With programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation and exhibitions, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information, please visit studiobell.ca.

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. For more information, please visit polarismusicprize.ca.

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:
Amanda McCauley
Indoor Recess Public Relations Inc.
T 905.926.6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

National Music Centre:
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
T 403.543.5123 | C 403.710.4758
julijana.capone@nmc.ca | @nmc_canada

Lixar:
Shelley Fraser 
T (613) 722-0688 | C (613) 720-9498 
sfraser@lixar.com

LIXAR ET LE CENTRE NATIONAL DE MUSIQUES’
ASSOCIENT POUR LA RÉSIDENCE
ARTISTIQUE DU POLARIS

UNE RÉSIDENCE DE CINQ JOURS AU STUDIO BELL SERA ATTRIBUÉE A UN NOMMÉ
DE LA LONGUE LISTE 2019

TORONTO, ON – 20 août 2019

 

Aujourd’hui, l’entreprise experte en IA et en données Lixar, le Centre national de musique (CNM) et le Prix de musique Polaris sont heureux d’annoncer un nouveau partenariat qui offrira à l’un des nommés de la longue liste du Polaris 2019 la chance d’explorer et d’enregistrer dans les installations de calibre mondial du CNM au Studio Bell.
 

La nouvelle résidence, appellee Lixar et le Centre national de musique présentent la Résidence artistique du Polaris, est ouverte à tous les nommés de la longue liste 2019. Le récipiendaire de la résidence sera annoncé au gala du Prix de musique Polaris ayant lieu à Toronto le 16 septembre.
 

Un artiste sera choisi parmi les 40 artistes de la longue liste pour recevoir le prix de la résidence de cinq jours au Studio Bell, incluant les frais de déplacement qui seront couverts par Lixar. L’oeuvre découlant de la résidence sera enregistrée et pressée sur un vinyle, également une gracieuseté de Lixar. Les détails concernant la distribution du vinyle seront annoncés plus tard.

« En tant que Canadien, il est formidable d’avoir l’opportunité chaque année de réimaginer ce que la musique représente pour nous. Le Prix Polaris aide à donner forme à cela et contribue à définir notre identité musicale collective canadienne », a dit Bill Syrros, PDG Lixar. « Nous sommes honorés de faciliter la création de cette résidence, et de soutenir la musique et les artistes qui méritent tant cette opportunité.»
 

« Nous sommes de grands fans du soutien pour la créativité musicale qu’offre le Centre national de musique, et de son partage de sa collection hallucinante d’instruments », a dit Steve Jordan, Fondateur et Directeur exécutif du Prix de musique Polaris. « Lixar est un allié informé et loyal des arts e la musique, donc il était tout à fait logique de réunir ces forces pour le bien artistique dans un programme. Nous sommes très reconnaissants de ce qu’offrira ce partenariat à l’un des artistes de la longue liste, et nous sommes vraiment excités à l’idée des nouvelles possibilités musicales qui émergeront de ce projet. »

Lixar et le Centre national de musique présentent la Résidence artistique du Polaris représente une autre porte d’entrée au programme d’artistes en résidence du CNM, qui est en constante croissance. Le programme d’artistes en résidence au Studio Bell est conçu pour nourrir et encourager la créativité artistique en permettant aux musiciens d’utiliser la collection renommée d’instruments de musique et d’équipements d’enregistrement du CNM, qui couvre 450 années d’innovation technologique.

« Le Centre national de musique, le Prix de musique Polaris et Lixar partagent le même intérêt à vouloir collaborer avec la communauté et soutenir l’excellence artistique », a dit Andrew Mosker, Président et PDG, CNM. « Nous sommes emballés de promouvoir notre mandat national en s’associant avec ces deux organisations et de continuer à enrichir l’héritage que nous avons commencé à bâtir à travers nos programmes de développement artistique. »

Le Centre national de musique a accueilli un grand nombre d’artiste d’exception qui ont joué, expérimenté et enregistré avec sa collection. Plusieurs de ces artistes ont par la suite été nommés au Polaris pour des oeuvres ayant été créées au Studio Bell. La liste d’anciens participants au programme d’artistes en résidence inclut Jeremy Dutcher, le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2018, ainsi que A Tribe Called Red, Jean-Michel Blais, Basia Bulat et Timber Timbre, tous des artistes qui ont été nommés sur la courte liste.

La Résidence artistique du Polaris se tiendra au Studio Bell en janvier 2020, et aura comme point culminant un spectacle et une soirée dans l’une des salles du CNM. Restez à l’affût pour plus de détails au sujet du volet public.

À propos de Lixar
Lixar est une compagnie experte en IA et en données qui livre des résultats pratiques et concrets avec l’IA, aujourd’hui. Depuis 20 ans, Lixar offre des services clés-en-main et une expérience à l’échelle de l’entreprise dans les domaines des données, du développement, de l’IoT et du cloud. Lixar est en pleine croissance avec ses équipes talentueuses installées à Halifax en Nouvelle-Écosse, Ottawa en Ontario, Toronto en Ontario et, maintenant, Calgary en Alberta. Lixar est le gagnant du prix AI Innovation Microsoft Impact 2019 et est également un partenaire Microsoft triple or dans les solutions de développement, de données et de cloud. Membre du Conseil stratégique des DPI, Lixar est fier de soutenir le Club des garçons et filles d’Ottawa, le festival Megaphono et le Prix de musique Polaris. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le lixar.com.
 

À propos du Studio Bell
Studio Bell, la maison du Centre national de musique (CNM), est bien plus qu’un musée. Un organisme caritatif agréé et un catalyseur national de la découverte, de l’innovation et du renouveau par la musique, le CNM préserve et célèbre l’histoire de la musique du Canada dans sa maison au Studio Bell dans le East Village à Calgary. Avec une programmation qui comprend des programmes éducatifs sur place et à l’extérieur, des spectacles, des programmes de résidence et d’incubation d’artistes ainsi que des expositions, le CNM inspire une nouvelle génération de mélomanes. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le studiobell.ca.

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris
Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation à but non lucratif qui honore et recompense 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. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le polarismusicprize.ca.

Contacts médias:

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

National Music Centre:
Julijana Capone, Centre national de musique
T (403) 543-5123 | C (403) 710-4758
julijana.capone@nmc.ca | @nmc_canada

Lixar:
Shelley Fraser 
T (613) 722-0688 | C (613) 720-9498 
sfraser@lixar.com

 

 

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MUNA RELEASES NEW TRACK STAYAWAY ALONG WITH MUSIC VIDEO

UPCOMING ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

TICKETS FOR MUNA SAVES THE WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 16, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, releases new track, Stayaway, along with the music video via RCA Records. Watch hereStayaway is the latest offering from their sophomore album, Saves The World, due out September 6th. The new track joins Number One Fan and Who as instant grat tracks for fans who pre-order the album. Number One Fan, the first single off Saves The World was met by mass critical acclaim with PAPER calling it “irresistible” and Vulture declaring that 2019 is about to be theirs. Billboard also called their music “fist-pumping and arena-ready.”

Says MUNA, "Stayaway is a song about trying to rid yourself of a negative pattern and realizing that it requires you to make a whole network of other changes, like pulling at a small weed to reveal a dense and mighty root system. If we try to just rip the pattern out on its own, maybe it will stay gone for a little while, but soon enough it will grow back because it’s supported by all the other things we do and how we do them - by our way of life. Staying away for good requires a careful dismantling and reconstruction of the whole root system, down to the way we think. For us, today, this song is a reminder of how hard it once was. We listen to it and feel free, proud, and grateful."

Later this year, the band will be hitting the road on their North American headlining tour, MUNA Saves The World. MUNA will be stopping in Toronto on October 15th, all details can be found below. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.

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

TOUR DATES:
September 16 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
September 17 – Neumos - Seattle, WA
September 20 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
September 22 - Life Is Beautiful - Las Vegas, NV
September 24 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
September 25 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA
September 26 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA
September 28 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
September 29 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
October 1 - Deep Ellum Art Co. - Dallas, TX
October 2 - The Parish - Austin, TX
October 4 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
October 5 - The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) - Atlanta, GA
October 7 - The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
October 10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
October 11 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY 
October 12 - All Things Go - Washington, DC
October 14 - The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
October 15 - The Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, ON
October 17 - Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
October 18 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN

Watch/Buy/Stream Stayaway here.

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

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TANYA TUCKER DEBUTS BRING MY FLOWERS NOW

WHILE I’M LIVIN’ PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS DUE AUGUST 23 ON FANTASY RECORDS

SALT LAKE CITY PERFORMANCE WITH BRANDI CARLILE  ADDED TO SELECT DATES

Toronto, ON – August 16, 2019 – Country icon, Tanya Tucker, premieres Bring My Flowers Now today. The song is taken from her highly anticipated new album, While I’m Livin’, produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, out August 23 via Fantasy Records. Listen/share the song here and pre-order the album here.

Co-written by Tucker, Carlile and the twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth, the track is the album closer and in many ways the cornerstone of the record. Featuring Carlile’s solo piano and Tucker’s plaintive vocal, it speaks to the importance of showing appreciation to those we love before it’s too late. Tucker explains, “Delta Dawn has always been my favourite song that I have ever recorded and the pinnacle of my 50-year career. But I think now, Delta Dawn has to move over for Bring My Flowers Now. This song came from my heart; it's about showing love for the ones we have now before they are gone.”

In celebration of the release, Tucker will play special select shows this fall. The performances will be held August 22 at Exit/In in Nashville—with a second appearance added on the 23rd at the Grand Ole Opry—September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom (presented by SiriusXM) in New York, and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Purchase tickets (including VIP packages) here. Additionally, Tucker will join Brandi Carlile at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on December 6. Tickets and VIP packages are available here.

Tucker is enjoying a career renaissance with While I’m Livin’, her first album of all new material in 17 years, as well as with the recent announcement that she will receive a star on the The Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

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

Watch the videos for previously released album tracks The Wheels of Laredo, (directed by Myriam Santos) here and Hard Luck (directed by noted photographer Chris Phelps) here, and listen to The House That Built Me here.  

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

TOUR DATES:
August 22 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
August 23 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
September 17 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom, presented by SiriusXM
October 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
December 6  - Salt Lake City, UT  - Vivint Arena*
*With Brandi Carlile

WHILE I’M LIVIN' TRACKLIST:
1. Mustang Ridge (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
2. The Wheels Of Laredo (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
3. I Don’t Owe You Anything (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
4. The Day My Heart Goes Still (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
5. High Ridin’ Heroes (written by David Lynn Jones)
6. The House That Built Me (written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin)
7. Hard Luck (written by John C. “Pete” Bailey, David Lee Mitchell, Raymond L. Turner and Jerry Ontiberoz)
8. Rich (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
9. Seminole Wind Calling (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
10. Bring My Flowers Now (written by Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)

www.tanyatucker.com

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COMMON DEPICTS STRUGGLE AND STRENGTH IN NEW HERCULES (FEAT. SWIZZ BEATZ) VIDEO

WATCH COMMON AND SWIZZ BEATZ
PEFORM HERCULES ON FALLON

COMMON TALKS NEW ALBUM, ARTS EDUCATION
ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING

LET LOVE OUT AUGUST 30 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – August 15, 2019 Today, Common — the GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, activist, and best-selling author whose music helped ignite a wave of incisive-yet-insightful hip-hop culture — releases the video for Hercules (feat. Swizz Beatz), the latest single from his life-surveying, therapeutic new album Let Love out August 30th on Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order Let Love here.

The video — directed by ART and produced by Cole Cook — depicts the song’s message of strength and perseverance in concrete terms: images of police brutality and protests abound as the video’s protagonist (portrayed by Marcato) receives fatherly counsel from Swizz Beatz. Common plays the role of narrator, cool-headed and direct as he addresses the challenges and rigidity of Black manhood. Watch Hercules here.

Common just appeared as the lead guest on Fallon, discussing Let Love, freestyling with up-and-coming rapper Ray Wimley, and performing Hercules alongside Swizz Beatz. Watch the performance here.

Last week, Common performed to a packed Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, sharing Let Love’s gems live. He stopped by CBC Radio One’s q program for a chat and freestyle (a first for the show), in addition to iHeartRadio Canada, etalk and CBC News Toronto.

Common also recently made an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, where he discussed the new album, his New York Times bestselling memoir Let Love Have The Last Word, his work bringing arts education to the Chicago neighbourhood where he grew up, and more. Watch here.

Let Love is a radical statement from a rapper in 2019: Inspired by a phone call from his daughter that led him to re-examine his values and lifestyle, Common delves into issues of fatherhood, masculinity, self-care, and more. With contributions from A-Trak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leon Bridges, Daniel Caesar, Dwele, Leikeli47, Jill Scott, and more, Let Love finds Common collaborating across generational lines and sounding as vital as ever. 

Common is currently on the Let Love tour — full dates below, with more dates to be announced soon.

Hercules Video Credits:
Directed by ART

Produced by Cole Cook

Featuring Swizz Beatz & Marcato

Let Love Track List:
1. Good Morning Love feat. Samora Pinderhughes

2. HER Love feat. Daniel Caesar w/special guest Dwele

3. Dwele's Interlude

4. Hercules feat. Swizz Beatz

5. Fifth Story feat. Leikeli47

6. Forever Your Love feat. BJ The Chicago Kid

7. Leaders (Crib Love) feat. A-Trak

8. Memories of Home feat. BJ The Chicago Kid and Samora Pinderhughes

9. Show Me That You Love feat. Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes

10. My Fancy Free Future Love

11. God Is Love feat. Leon Bridges and Jonathan McReynolds

Tour Dates:

8/15 - Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre*

8/16 - Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia*

8/20 - Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*

8/21 - Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium*

8/22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*

8/23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater*

8/27 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater^

8/28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory*

8/29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*

9/7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

9/8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

9/10 - London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

9/12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

9/14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

9/15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

9/16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

9/18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

9/19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

*With Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

^With Rapsody

WATCH – HERCULES (extended version): found.ee/Common_HerculesExtended

WATCH – HERCULES: found.ee/Common_HerculesVideo

WATCH – HER Love: fanlink.to/bRTg

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

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

www.thinkcommon.com

 

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UNION DUKE SHARE NEW SINGLE 123

PERFORMING AT SUMMERFOLK FESTIVAL IN OWEN SOUND THIS WEEKEND

INFO AND TICKETS

Toronto, ON – August 16, 2019 – In the heat of performing at numerous summer festivals, Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, return with 123, a tune about modern apathy. Listen to it here and catch the song live as the band performs at Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound this weekend! See full details below.

The original plan was to write a balls-to-the-walls drinking tune with shades of psychedelia and no social commentary but apparently, we’re too jaded for that now,” the band expands on the song’s inspiration. “It pretty quickly turned into a song about being young and getting drunk as a desperate act of escapism. The song is basically Brave New World: The Song but instead of soma it’s whiskey and sleeping in.”

123 was produced by Jeff Hazin between his studio and Taurus Recording in Toronto and features Alan Zemaitis on the organ. 

Into the chorus, the band proclaims, “Gimme 1, 2, 3 couple more then another/ Drink rye whiskey til /I’m blind/ I won’t have no trouble sleeping/ I won’t have no troubled mind.”

123 follows their single, Ladidadida, which includes a stunning video that premiered exclusively at Exclaim!. Watch it here.

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

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

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

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

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

Union Duke is:
Matt Warry-Smith/ Jim McDonald / Ethan Smith /Will Staunton/ Rob McLaren

TOUR DATE:
August 16-18 – Summerfolk Festival – Owen Sound – Info & Tickets

Buy and stream 123: smarturl.it/1rd63b
Buy and stream Ladidadida: bit.ly/2KP7pkE
Watch the video for Ladidadida: bit.ly/2MM9LUf

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

www.unionduke.com

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ROCK THE RINK TOUR ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BRICK AND BEAUTYREST

TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 5th 

TICKETS ON SALE
NOW AT
ROCKTHERINK.COM

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2019 – Rock The Rink is thrilled to announce that it will be partnering with The Brick and Beautyrest for the upcoming tour.

"The Brick is very excited to partner with Beautyrest and Rock The Rink,” exclaims Ken Thrasher, Senior Director of Marketing & Ecommerce, The Brick. “This was a natural extension of our relationship with Tessa Virtue as a Sleep Ambassador for The Brick. Just like all of us, these incredible athletes need the best sleep possible to perform their best on the ice. These are world class athletes, and we offer world class sleep solutions, so we thought it was a great fit.  We look forward to the kick off in October!”

In just under two months, Rock The Rink will kick off in Abbotsford, BC. Combining the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, Rock The Rink delivers the highest value of family entertainment. Along with upgrades to lighting, video and interactive technology, live music will be introduced to the show, with featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods.

The production will tour from coast-to-coast across Canada, plus a U.S. stop.  The cast will again feature Canadian greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, and will bring world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S., including Italian Olympic Medalist and World Champion, Carolina Kostner, Russian Olympic Gold Medalists and World Champions, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, and Olympic Medalist and four time U.S. National Champion, Jeremy Abbott.

In each city, the all-star cast will also be joined by a local Special Olympics Canada athlete, who will perform a solo. Moir, Virtue and Chan are members of Special Olympics Canada’s Champions Network – a dedicated group of Canadian Olympians, professional athletes and celebrities who support and promote the movement and the transformative power of sport it brings to Canadian children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability. The trio were inspired to include Special Olympics athletes in Rock The Rink after attending the 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Awards Night – an annual event honouring athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters from across the country. 

Tickets are on sale now at rocktherink.com. The cross-country tour launches Saturday, October 5 in Abbotsford, BC and will hit over 30 cities before wrapping in St. John’s, NL.  The tour, which is presented by Round Room, is proud of its continued relationship with Bell Media as the official tour media sponsor.

For a complete list of tour dates and to purchase tickets, please visit rocktherink.com.

ROCK THE RINK TOUR:
October 5 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
October 6 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Arena
October 10 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium Arena
October 11 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
October 12 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
October 13 – Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
October 16 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
October 17 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
October 18 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
October 20 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
October 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
October 26 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
October 29 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
October 30 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
November 1 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
November 2 – Kitchener, ON – Memorial Auditorium
November 3 – Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
November 6 – Mississauga, ON – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
November 7 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
November 8 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
November 9 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
November 10 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial
Centre
November 14 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
November 17 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre

www.rocktherink.com
#rocktherink

About Round Room Live, LLC
Round Room is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live family entertainment, arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. 

Over the last 10 years, the senior management of Round Room has served as the Tour Producer for Bodies: The Exhibition, Executive Producer of Fuerza Bruta, Tour Promoter for An Evening with Oprah WinfreyAn Evening with Al Pacino, lead producer of Rock of Ages Broadway, Las Vegas and international, Barbra StreisandThe Marvel Experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and most recently, Executive Producer of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, all while producing and promoting some of the biggest kids tours to date, including Yo Gabba Gabba LiveSuper WHY! and PJ Masks Live. Current projects include The Thank You Canada Tour, which launched in October 2018 and Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which launched in London in February 2019.  

Following the global success of PJ Masks Live, Entertainment One became the lead investor in Round Room (Spring 2018).

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IGGY POP SHARES JAMES BOND MUSIC VIDEO

NEW ALBUM FREE OUT SEPTEMBER 6
ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2019 – Iggy Pop has unveiled the first video from his upcoming album, Free, out September 6 on Loma Vista Recordings. Listen to James Bond, and watch the video here.

Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for James Bond was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami. James Bond is the second song to be released in advance of the new album, and has been hailed "infectious" by PASTE and by CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND as “a stylistic shift… magnetic.”

 

In Iggy’s own words, James Bond tells a story: "I don't know what she's up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she's taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.

I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy.”

Free, the album, is available for preorder now. While Free follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Post Pop Depression , it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. As THE NEW YORK TIMES remarked upon hearing the title track: “Iggy Pop’s ‘Free' is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist, Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, 'I wanna be free.' As the title song and opening track of an album due in September, it could lead anywhere."

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

Credits:
Iggy Pop - Vocal

Faith Vern - Additional Voice

Leron Thomas - Trumpet

Robin Sherman - Bass

Thomas Glass - Drums

Ari Teitel - Guitar

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FATHER RETURNS WITH NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR A LOT ON UR PLATE

WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCES US HEADLINING TOUR THIS FALL                                           

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2019– Atlanta rapper/producer/artist, Father, returns today with the release of his new track and accompanying video for A lot on ur plate via Awful Records/RCA Records. Click here to watch.

The track, which is produced by frequent collaborator meltycannon, features a more melodic sound from Father as he experiments with Auto-tune. The artwork for the track is designed by Father himself.

Father also announces today a US headlining tour this fall, which will kick off in Los Angeles on September 26th and hit major cities including San Francisco, his hometown of Atlanta, and Chicago before wrapping on October 15th in New York. Tickets will be available to purchase starting today at 10am local time. For more information, please visit: fatheraintshit.com/tour.

A lot on ur plate is the follow up to Father’s Awful Swim project which was released in collaboration with Adult Swim last year and featured standout tracks, We Had a Deal, Lotto ft. ABRA and Thotnite.

Listen/watch A lot on ur plate, catch Father on tour and keep an eye out for more from the Awful Records leader coming soon.

Watch/Listen to A lot on ur plate: smarturl.it/Father-ALOUP

Fall Headlining Tour Dates

September 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One

September 27 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar

Septmeber 28 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre

September 29 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

September 30 – Atlanta, GA – 529

October 2 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester

October 3 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

October 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Sky Theatre

October 15 – New York, NY – Elsewhere

About Father:
From the start, Father’s music was filled with a mischievous charm that poked fun at the world as much as he pointed the finger back at himself – in his breakthrough single, Look at Wrist, he famously rapped, “never had to flip a brick, but I get the gist.” This charm built through his first string of albums – Young Hot Ebony (2014), Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First (2015), and I’m a Piece of Shit (2016) – which Father endearingly referred to as, “a trilogy of fuckery.” Dripping with swag, bouncy, lofi beats, and his signature monotonous flow, these three projects cemented Father as the prodigal son of the independent hip hop kingdom. 

Father soon relocated to Los Angeles from Atlanta, where he found a new sense of balance and quick success with his 2016 hit single Heartthrob. After forging a partnership with RCA and Adult Swim, Father delivered his most widely acclaimed album yet, Awful Swim (2018). Although still rampant with his devious inner-child, this album showed off Father’s maturity as an artist when it came to working with more complex production and refining his storytelling savvy.

Not far from the spontaneous nature of Awful Swim, the upcoming A lot on ur plate captures Father at his strongest and most comfortable. Keep an eye out for more from the DIY Atlanta artist coming soon.

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GHOST TO RELEASE PREQUELLE EXALTED LIMITED DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

FALL 2019 TOUR DATES RELEASED WITH STOPS IN VANCOUVER PENTICTON EDMONTON CALGARY HAMILTON AND OTTAWA

Toronto, ON – August 14, 2019 – GRAMMY-winning Swedish rock band, GHOST, is known for special, limited edition items that have been tied to its various album releases - an 8-track edition of Ceremony & Devotion, and for Prequelle, a 7-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album’s first single “Rats,” offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for Prequelle's special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition.  On September 27, Ghost will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album and world tour: the Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Prequelle Exalted, with only 5000 sets produced.  Log on to www.ghostofficial.com for all purchasing information.

Included in the Prequelle Exalted Deluxe Collector’s Limited Edition will be:

  • Prequelle Limited Edition Transparent Orange with Black Smoke Colored Vinyl
  • 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin
  • Exclusive die-cut Prequelle artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind blowing illustrations
  • Four 12” X 12” live photo prints
  • Bonus 7” with two Ghost rarities
  • Ghost 7“ vinyl adapter

For the arena tour hardbound photo book and the exquisite, suitable-for-framing 12” X 12” prints, Ryan Chang photographed Ghost on tour over the course of a year, documenting the band’s live performances throughout Europe, the UK, Canada, and the United States, including the Special Guest spots on Metallica European “WorldWired” Stadium tour this summer.  The 12-page booklet of new prints was created by Ghost’s longtime visual collaborator Zbigniew M. Bielak, offering 10 stunning illustrations, each one a visual representation of the 10 songs on Prequelle.

Prequelle was produced by Tom Dalgety and originally released in on June 1, 2018.  The album was nominated for a GRAMMY Award as Best Rock Album, and for Sweden’s Grammis Award as Best Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and Dalgety received a GRAMMY nomination as Producer of the Year.  Both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines named Prequelle the Best Album of 2018, and the album produced three Top 10 singles - Rats, Dance Macabre (both of which went to #1 at Rock Radio), and Faith.  To date, Prequelle has accumulated some 250-million streams globally.

Ghost will kick off its Fall North American and European Ultimate Tour Named Death headline arena trek on September 13 that will include a performance at Tennessee's Exit 111 Festival, making stops in Canada during September and October.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

TOUR DATES:
September 13 - Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Theatre
September 14 - Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
September 16 - Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
September 17 - Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
September 19 - WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
September 20 - Vancouver, BC – Pacific Auditorium
September 21 - Penticton, BC – So. Okanagan Events Centre
September 23 - Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
September 24 - Calgary, AB – The Corral

September 26 - Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
September 27 - Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
September 28 - West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center *
September 30 - Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch
October 1 - Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
October 3 - Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
October 4 - Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena *
October 5 - Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
October 7 - Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
October 8 - Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Centre
October 10 - Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
October 11 - Huntington, Wva – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
October 12 - Manchester, Tennessee – Exit 111 Festival
October 14 - Grand Rapids, MI – DeltaPlex Arena
October 15 - Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
October 17 - Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
October 18 - Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Tire Center

October 19 - Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
October 21 - Worcester, MA – DCU Center
October 22 - Syracuse, NY – The Oncenter
October 24 - Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
October 25 - Trenton, NJ – Cure Insurance Arena
October 26 - Glens Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
November 16 - Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
November 17 - Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
November 18 - Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro
November 20 - Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
November 22 - London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley
November 23 - Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
November 26 - Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
November 28 - Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
November 30 - Katowice, Poland – Spodek
December 1 - Prague, Czech Republic – Universum
December 3 - Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Sports Arena
December 5 - Mantova, Italy – PalaBam
December 6 - Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622
December 8 - Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi
December 10 - Lisbon, Portugal – Sala Tejo at Altice Arena
December 11 - Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
December 13 - Strasbourg, France – Zenith de Strasbourg
December 17 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
December 18 - Nantes, France – Zenith Nantes Metropole
December 19 - Toulouse, France – Zenith Toulouse Metropole
* Twin Temple will support on this date

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST TO RELEASE PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 FULL-LENGTH VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE ON OCTOBER 4

WATCH CHEMICAL WARLORDS LYRIC VIDEO

MASSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SUPPORTING GWAR NEARS WITH SHOW IN TORONTO ON SEPTEMBER 30

Toronto, ON – August 13, 2019 – Crossover thrash unit, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will release its long-awaited new full-length, Primal Future: 2019, on October 4 via new label home, Entertainment One (eOne).

The band Terrorizer called, “a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs,” 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 prism, making for new (and certainly not “nü”) metal anthems that consistently reignite a circle-pitting feeding frenzy in the scene.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2.0 detonates like doomsday all over Primal Future: 2019, an ambitious new mission statement from the man whose guiding forces remain Discharge, Megadeth, Venom, English Dogs, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I., and G.B.H., all juiced by the unrelenting, feverish, urgent power of a modern metal trailblazer.

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. “When I started the band in 1999, I never imagined I’d still be doing it in 2019,” Grind explains. “It’s been a long time coming but the new album is finally ready and it’s sort of a culmination of my past twenty years of doing this band. Most notably, I decided to go back to my roots and record this entire album by myself and play all of the instruments like I did in the early days. It was a lot of fun and nostalgic and at the same time exciting to be able to apply everything I've learned over the years.”

Primal Future: 2019 was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grind with artwork by Steve Crisp. "In advance of its release, a lyric video for opening bruiser, Chemical Warlords, has been unveiled. Chemical Warlords opens the album and sets the tone for the rest of the record. My vision for this album was sort of a cyberpunk dystopian future. Enjoy!” Watch Chemical Warlords here.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST will join Gwar’s massive North American Use Your Collusion Tour next month. The journey begins September 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and runs through November 5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional support will be provided by Sacred Reich and Against The Grain. See all confirmed dates below.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST was the cover story of the same Decibel issue that inducted Venom’s Black Metal into the magazine’s Hall Of Fame. They’ve toured the world with genre legends, including Danzig, Gwar, Satyricon, and Discharge.

When LA Weekly compiled a list of the Top 10 Crossover Thrash Bands ever (a list that included Suicidal Tendencies), TOXIC HOLOCAUST was name checked as part of an elite few carrying the, “music that slam dancing was made for,” torch, alongside Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan, and Trash Talk.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST was born when Grind was just 17 years old. A rural teenager weaned on metal mix tapes, punk vinyl, and the Big 4, he was determined to conjure forth his vision of what an ideal band should sound like; what their iconography looks like; how the whole thing should feel. Early on, the frontman wrote, performed, and recorded all of the band’s music, unleashing a series of seminal demos followed by more than a dozen albums, compilations, EPs, and split records, with now classic jams like Acid Fuzz, Nuke The Cross, and Bitch (heard on TV biker drama Sons Of Anarchy) amassing millions of streams and views on Spotify and YouTube alone.

Now, in the same year Linda Hamilton, James Cameron, and Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the Terminator franchise, TOXIC HOLOCAUST reemerges from the shadows with a freshly mutated reincarnation of its original spirit, one mechanically rebooted with Judgment Day-like analog fury.

“Where I grew up there wasn’t really a music scene, which is a big reason why TOXIC started as a solo project. Once I was able to drive, I was able to go to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and other places with great record stores that stocked underground releases,” Grind recalls. “It was then I started to discover bands like Aus-Rotten, Nausea, and other crust-punk, which I wanted to incorporate in the thrash I wanted to make. The best bands create something by throwing everything they love in a blender. Why steal from one or two bands, when you can forge your own sound from many inspirations?”

In the six years since Chemistry Of Consciousness (2013), an album Metal Injection hailed as, “a bottled up riot distilled into musical form,” Grind sharpened his skills as an engineer, producer, and composer, working on everything from synthesizer-drenched ambience to epic film scores. “Primal Future takes listeners on a bit more of a ‘journey,’ but all of the elements are still there – the hooks, the riffs,” he promises. “The arrangements are bigger.”

TOXIC HOLOCAUST going back to its DIY roots blew the doors open on a new chapter for the man who is the band’s nucleus. It’s a sonic re-splitting of the atom, ushering in the next twenty toxic years of crossover thrash devastation.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s Primal Future: 2019 will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-order here.

Primal Future: 2019 Track Listing:
1. Chemical Warlords

2. Black Out The Code

3. New World Beyond

4. Deafened By The Roar

5. Time’s Edge

6. Primal Future

7. Iron Cage

8. Controlled By Fear

9. Aftermath

10. Cybernetic War

 

TOXIC HOLOCAUST w/ Gwar, Sacred Reich, Against The Grain:
September 16 - The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

September 18 - The Majestic – Detroit, MI

September 19 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

September 20 - The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN

September 21 - The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC

September 22 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

September 23 - Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

September 24 - The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL

September 25 - Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL

September 28 - The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC

September 29 - Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD

September 30 - Opera House – Toronto, ON

October 1 - Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

October 2 - Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

October 4 - Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

October 5 - Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

October 6 - Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

October 8 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

October 9 - Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

October 10 - Slowdown – Omaha, NE

October 11 - Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

October 12 – Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO

October 13 - Summit – Denver, CO

October 15 - The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

October 16 - Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV

October 17 - The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

October 18 - Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

October 19 - Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID

October 20 - Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA

October 21 - Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

October 23 - Tioga-Sequoia Brewery – Fresno, CA

October 24 - The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA

October 25 - Garden Amp – Garden Grove, CA

October 26 - Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV

October 27 - The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

October 28 - Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

October 30 - Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

October 31 - Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

November 1 - Empire Garage – Austin, TX

November 2 - Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX

November 3 - Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA

November 4 - Exit/In – Nashville, TN

November 5 - The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

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FINAL ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED GRAND JURY REVEALED FOR 2019 POLARIS GALA

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, August 13, 2019

 

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has added four more performers for the Polaris Gala. In addition, Polaris has revealed the 11-person Grand Jury who will determine this year’s prize-winning album.

 

Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, Polaris Short List-nominated acts FET.NAT, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty and Snotty Nose Rez Kids are now confirmed to perform at the Polaris Gala. They join previously-announced Short List-nominated performers Marie Davidson, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Elisapie, PUP and Shad.  Jessie Reyez will also be in attendance.

 

The 2019 winning album will be determined at this year’s gala. CBC Music’s Raina Douris will host the gala, which will also be live-streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris

 

Extremely limited public tickets to the gala are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

 

The 11-member Grand Jury that will select this year’s winning album is:

 

Jacques Boivin - ecoutedonc.ca (Québec City, QC)

Stephen Cooke - Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS)

Erin MacLeod - Freelance Journalist (Montréal, QC)

Christine McAvoy - 3AM Revelations (Vancouver, BC)

Max Mertens - Freelance Journalist (Toronto, ON) 

Nneka Nnagbo - Ottawa Beat & Melted Magazine (Ottawa, ON)

Ryan B. Patrick - Exclaim! (Toronto, ON) 

Chantal Rondeau - Indigenous Today (Whitehorse, YT) 

Fanny St-Amand - Belle et Bum (Montréal, QC)

Richard Trapunski - NOW Magazine (Toronto, ON)

Melissa Vincent - A.Side (Toronto, ON)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

About the Polaris Music Prize

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

 

About CBC/Radio-Canada

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

 

About CBC Music

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

 

Media Contacts:

 

Polaris Music Prize media:

Amanda McCauley - Indoor Recess

(905) 926-6440

amanda@indoorrecess.com 

 

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):

Magali Ould

(514) 994-6295

magali@polarismusicprize.ca 

 

CBC Music

Teaghan Hawke

(416) 205-6863

teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca 

 

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):

polarismusicprize.ca/media

Pw: m3d1a

 

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DÉVOILEMENT DES DERNIERS ARTISTES EN PRESTATION ET

DU GRAND JURY POUR LE GALA DU POLARIS 2019

 

TORONTO, ON – Mardi 13 août 2019

 

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a confirmé des prestations de quatre autres artistes pour le gala du Polaris. De plus, le Polaris a dévoilé le grand jury, composé de 11 personnes, qui déterminera l’album gagnant de cette année. 

 

Ayant lieu le 16 septembre au Carlu, à Toronto, le gala du Polaris présentera des prestations de FET.NAT, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty et Snotty Nose Rez Kids, tous nommés sur la courte liste. Tel qu’annoncé précédemment, les nommés de la courte liste Marie Davidson, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Elisapie, PUP et Shad se produiront également sur la scène du Carlu le soir du gala. Jessie Reyez assistera à l’événement.

 

L’album gagnant de l’édition 2019 sera déterminé le soir du gala. Raina Douris de CBC Music animera le gala, qui sera diffusé en direct mondialement sur cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

 

Des billets pour le public sont disponibles en quantité extrêmement limitée maintenant via Ticketmaster.

 

Les 11 personnes du grand jury qui choisiront l’album gagnant cette année sont: 

 

Jacques Boivin - ecoutedonc.ca (Québec, QC)

Stephen Cooke  - Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS)

Erin MacLeod - Pigiste (Montréal, QC)

Christine McAvoy - 3AM Revelations (Vancouver, BC)

Max Mertens - Pigiste (Toronto, ON) 

Nneka Nnagbo - Ottawa Beat & Melted Magazine (Ottawa, ON)

Ryan B. Patrick - Exclaim! (Toronto, ON) 

Chantal Rondeau - Indigenous Today (Whitehorse, YT) 

Fanny St-Amand - Belle et Bum (Montréal, QC)

Richard Trapunski - NOW Magazine (Toronto, ON)

Melissa Vincent - A.Side (Toronto, ON)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

À propos du Prix de musique Polaris

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

 

À propos de CBC/Radio-Canada

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

 

À propos de CBC Music

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

 

Contacts médias:

 

Prix Polaris - Québec 

Magali Ould 

(514) 994-6295 

magali@polarismusicprize.ca  

 

Prix Polaris - Canada 

Amanda McCauley 

Indoor Recess 

(905) 926-6440 

amanda@indoorrecess.com  

 

CBC Music 

Teaghan Hawke 

(416) 205-6863 

teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca  

 

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half•alive RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM NOW, NOT YET

ON TOUR NOW WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN
MONTREAL AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2019 – Today, Long Beach based trio, half•alive, release their debut album, Now, Not Yet, via RCA Records. Click here to listen. The band’s latest release, ok ok?, along with previously released tracks, Pure GoldRUNAWAY and still feel.are featured on the album. Additionally, YouTube announced half•alive as their next Artist on the Rise.

The band hit the road on their global headlining tour last week – check out their tour dates below and purchase tickets here. Earlier this month the trio performed at Lollapalooza and will be performing at Outside Lands today. Their tour includes stops at Bumbershoot as well as a sold-out show at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, and Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto.

Earlier this year, the band made their late night television debut with a very special performance of still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here. Additionally, half•alive’s live Vevo DSCVR performances of RUNAWAY and arrow are out now. 

The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Encompassing R&B, funk, pop, rock, soul, and more under a glow of disco ball bliss, the experience iterates in a fresh form every time. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of The Fall and Aawake At Night. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became the 2018 breakout still feel.. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted, All Songs Considered, and more. still feel. took off, and the band’s profile burgeoned as they inked a deal with RCA Records to help grow their vision. Launching 2019 with a bang, the trio sold out their formal debut headline tour and saw still feel. reach new heights as it rocketed into the Top 10 at Alternative radio with over 24 million video views and over 28 million global streams to date.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
8/9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
8/10 – Portland, OR – 94.7fm Show
8/16 – Sydney, AUS – The Metro
8/17 – Melbourne, VIC – Howler (SOLD OUT)
8/19 – Brisbane, QLD – The Zoo
8/21 – Auckland, NZ – The Tuning Fork
8/31 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda (SOLD OUT)
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
9/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/20 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
9/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/24 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
9/26 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
9/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30
9/28 - Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
10/2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/3 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/4 – Montreal, QC – Astral
10/5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club

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

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ALX VELIZ IS BACK TO BRING HIS GOOD VIBES WITH NEW SINGLE BOOM BYE BYE

BOOM BYE BYE IS AVAILABLE ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS HERE

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2019– Canadian Guatemalan breakout artist, Alx Veliz, is back with his new single, Boom Bye Bye, which follows the global success that his debut single, Dancing Kizomba had, dominating the viral charts and streaming platforms. The single brings his multicultural flavor to pop-urban music with a fresh take on Caribbean infused sounds combined with the singer's sultry voice. Boom Bye Bye is available on all streaming platforms starting today. 

The song tells a story in which Alx dedicates the song to the girl who played him and his feelings leading him to finally saying Boom Bye Bye when he got tired of her games. After seeing that Alx goes on with his life at a more successful pace without her, the love interest regrets her actions and seeks him again with hopes of a reconciliation.
"Boom Bye By' is the perfect comeback song," expressed Veliz. "I think subconsciously I got my inspiration from the 90's teen romantic comedies. Boy falls in love with girl, girl overlooks boy, boy grows up, now girl wants boy, but it's too late. This song is dedicated to all those exes that overlooked us, mistreated us and/or didn't value our love, just to later realize a little too late that what they were looking for was in front of them the whole time."

Veliz's borderless sound reflects the upbringing that he had in his multi-cultural home( Guatemalan and Jamaican) in Toronto, Canada and draws influences from Samba and Salsa to Reggae and Pop with the smooth rhythms that immediately make you want to get up on the dance floor, distinguish Alx from other artists in the genre. The Canadian singer-songwriter is not only standing out with his music but also as a composer and producer, which has led him to sign a contract with Disney Publishing and has led him to compose songs for high-caliber artists such as Jorge Blanco and Alvaro Soler amongst others. 

Alx Veliz continues to build his crossover story that continues contributing to bridging the culture gap between Latin music and Urban-Pop music. Up next, Alx will make his way into the US for promotion in support of Boom Bye Bye

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SKYHARBOR ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR WITH STOPS ACROSS CANADA

SUPPORTING MOVEMENTS,
GREYHAVEN AND VESPERA


SUNSHINE DUST OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2019 – Indian/American progressive metal band, Skyharbor, have announced an extensive North American tour this fall, alongside Monuments, Greyhaven and Vespera. Following a successful Spring tour with Babymetal, this run will see them make stops across Canada, with shows in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. See below for a complete list of dates.

In September 2018, Skyharbor released their latest LP, Sunshine Dust, via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music. Buy and stream the album here.


About Sunshine Dust, Skyharbor guitarist, Keshav Dhar, says, "It’s taken almost four years and it’s been a real labor of love. but we’re thrilled to finally get this record out there to our fans. We’re incredibly stoked on these songs and have really dug in deep to explore and represent what we truly feel is the Skyharbor sound."

About Skyharbor:
From a file on a computer sitting in New Delhi, to a full-fledged touring band with members from around the world formed over the internet – Skyharbor has defied convention every step of the way. The debut album, Blinding White Noise, was released worldwide in 2012 to critical acclaim and earned the band a dedicated fan following across the globe. Since then, Skyharbor has been performing regularly around the world and making waves with their distinctive brand of sweeping, ethereal prog-rock, releasing Guiding Lights in 2014 after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign.

After a brief patch of turbulence that saw new frontman Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok solidify the band's lineup, Skyharbor embarked on a series of tours around the world, covering North America, Europe, UK, and India. The future is especially promising in 2018 as a new album with Emery approaches its release and the band looks set to hit even bigger stages as they march into the future.

SKYHARBOR is: Keshav Dhar / Eric Emery / Devesh Dayal /
Krishna Jhaveri / Aditya Ashok

TOUR DATES:
9/4 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place (no Greyhaven)
9/5 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place (no Greyhaven)
9/6 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks (no Greyhaven)
9/7 Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar (no Greyhaven)
9/8 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti (no Greyhaven)

9/10 Manchester, NH @ Jewel Music Venue
9/11 Rochester, NY @ Montage
9/12 Scranton, PA @ Stage West
9/13 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall (Monuments only)
9/14 Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
9/15 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
9/17 Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
9/19 Tampa, FL @ The Verona
9/20 Orlando, FL @ Shovelheads
9/22 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
9/23 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
9/24 Dallas, TX @ Trees
9/25 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
9/27 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/28 Los Angeles, CA @ HiHat
9/29 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/2 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
10/3 Seattle, WA @ Club Sur
10/4 Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
10/5 Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
10/6 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

10/10 Fargo, ND @ The Hall
10/11 Madison, WI @ The Annex
10/12 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
10/13 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

Buy and stream Sunshine Dust: smarturl.it/sunshinedust

Skyharbor on Spotify: spoti.fi/2wwVH93

www.skyharbor.band

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LOST FREQUENCIES OFFERS UP NEW CROSS-GENRE MASTERPIECE SUN IS SHINING

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2019 – Picking up where he left off with recent smash song Truth Never Lies (feat. Aloe Blacc), Lost Frequencies, has whipped up another great, cross-genre single. Decked out with rich tones and a truckload of soulfulness, Sun Is Shining, is set to illuminate the dance music realm in its own unique way, both through the single itself and via the accompanying music video. Listen to and watch the official music video for Sun Is Shining here.

Inspired by JJ Grey & Mofro’s, The Sun Is Shining Down, Lost Frequencies’ new single is of the top-tier quality the world has come to expect from the Belgian superstar. With eruptive and empowering vocals, upbeat vibes and warm chords, Sun Is Shining is one of those inspirational songs able to drive the clouds away.

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

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VALERIE JUNE SHARES OTHERWORLDLY VERSION OF T.REX’S CLASSIC COSMIC DANCER

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TORONTO, ON — August 9th, 2019 — Today, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Valerie June, shared her unearthly version of T. Rex’s 1971 classic, Cosmic Dancer. June lends her delicate and distinctive southern mysticism to Marc Bolan’s enchanting tune creating a melancholy and magical ode to innocence.

Valerie on the song’s meaning: “Cosmic Dancer to me is a reminder that we don’t have to waste energy saying ‘shut the hell up’ to any voice telling us that our light is not needed. We came to Earth to shine. We were called to radiate. There is one true belief: That we should spend our entire lives dancing in the light.”  

Buy/Listen To Cosmic Dancer HERE.

Known for her unique blend of folk, country R&B and Americana, her one-of-a-kind voice and rapturous, deeply personal live performances, Valerie June has captured the unwavering attention of a loyal and world-wide audience. She recently wrapped her Astral Plane Solo Tour and is set to hit the road for headlining shows this month starting in St. Louis, MO on August 11th – full routing below. For tickets and more information please visit www.valeriejune.com.

2019 Tour Dates:
August 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox
August 17 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
August 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
August 24 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
August 27 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery
August 28 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
August 29 – Chattanooga, TN @ Bessie Smith Cultural Center
August 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
August 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
October 19 – Memphis, TN @ MEMPHO Music Festival

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BEAR’S DEN RELEASES VIDEO FOR HIDING BOTTLES

DIRECTOR ROLLO HOLLINS COLLABORATES WITH THE BAND TO CREATE A FRANK PORTRAYAL OF A FAMILY IN TURMOIL

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2019 – Today, Bear's Den debuted the video for Hiding Bottles, the latest single from their acclaimed album, So that you might hear me, which was released earlier this year. Singer and songwriter Andrew Davie says the song is, "about life with an alcoholic relative. It's an exploration of the inability to reach someone and the isolation that intrinsically creates."

The video, directed by documentary filmmaker, Rollo Hollins, portrays a family in turmoil and captures the harrowing and heartbreaking realities of living with and loving people who struggle with alcohol addiction. The poignant, deeply moving lyrics were informed by Davie's personal experience, making Hollins work in non-fiction filmmaking a perfect fit for this piece. Watch Hiding Bottles HERE.

The video for Hiding Bottles dovetails with the overarching theme of So that you might hear me: the fundamental need for human connection, empathy, and understanding. The song, which touches on mental health and substance abuse issues and the impact they have on loved ones, is inspired by deeply personal experiences.

The organization Al-Anon has had a significant impact on Davie. Al-Anon members are people affected by someone with a drinking problem, a place where family members and close friends have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar challenges.

Davie reflects on what inspired the song and video: "I think the main thing Al-Anon allowed me to understand was that there are just so many people going through issues caused by having an alcoholic friend, loved one, or relative - how many lives can be affected by just one life."

"For us as a band to work with Rollo and be able to make a video that might ring true for other people who could be looking for help or support was something we really wanted to do. The idea that the video could potentially help lead someone to an organization that has helped me and so many others and could help them just feels really right to us and important." 

Rollo Hollins notes, “The band and I wanted to highlight the often-overlooked issues faced by the victims of alcohol abuse by basing the film on genuine case studies supplied by the charity Al-Anon. Looking through that research, the theme that kept cropping up was the 'promise of normality' that these victims are often teased with."

He elaborates further, "Alcoholism explained as temporary or manageable, which created a strange dichotomy within those homes - two versions of the same family, one fighting to keep everything 'normal' and another private version, out of control. Using a full cast of identical twins and in-camera effects, I wanted to explore that idea and highlight the issues, whilst keeping every story point and line of dialogue based on real case studies."

So that you might hear me was recorded in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Critics have embraced the band's evolving sound. Billboard praised the album's "deeply emotional feel," while the UK's The Line of Best Fit extolled its "risky but rewarding composition." Atwood Magazine called So that you might hear me the band's "most ambitious and emotionally complex album to date."

For more information visit, www.al-anon.org

The London-based band is on tour in Europe and has dates booked into 2020 with all details listed below. Stay tuned as more shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

TOUR DATES
08/9: Newquay, GB – Boardmasters                                   
08/11: Kirkwall, GB – Sound Archive                                  
08/12: Inverness, GB – Bogbain Farm                                    
08/13: Stornoway, GB – An Lanntair                                       
08/14: Aviemore, GB – The Old Bridge Inn                          
08/15: Banchory, GB – The Barn                                            08/16: Dunkeld, GB – Birnam Arts Centre                         
08/18: Biddinghuizen, NL – Lowlands Festival                            
11/3: Oxford, GB – O2 Academy                                      
11/4: Birmingham, GB – O2 Institute                                       
11/5: Cardiff, GB – Tramshed                                            
11/7: Leeds, GB – Beckett Students' Union                 
11/8: Liverpool, GB – O2 Academy                                      
11/10: Newcastle, GB – Newcastle University                       
11/14: Madrid, ES – Treato Barcelo                                  
11/15: Barcelona, ES – La 2 Apolo                                          11/17: Milan, IT – Magnolia                                            11/18: Munich, DE – Muffathalle                                       
11/20: Vienna, AT – Ottakringer Brauerei                       
11/22: Cologne, DE – Carlswerk Victoria                           
11/24: Hamburg, DE – Markthalle                                        11/26: Copenhagen, DK – Lille Vega                                            11/27: Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan                                      11/28: Oslo, NO – Parkteatret                                        02/20: London, GB – Eventim Apollo                                
02/26: Brussels, BE – Forest National                                 
02/27: Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live               

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IDKHOW'S SOCIAL CLIMB MUSIC VIDEO SPOOFS THE BEAUTIFUL AND TOXIC PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2019 – Dallon Weekes', I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, (iDKHOW) takes aim at the many toxic aspects of the Los Angeles entertainment business culture in its new music video, Social Climb.  The video takes an acerbic look at the beautiful people, the very well-to-do, the truly decadent, the purely bored, the social climbers where everything is grand, so grand it's a wonder anyone can stand it.  You can check out the video here.

"Social Climb is about my experiences living in L.A. for almost a decade, orbiting this world of celebrity and money," said Weekes. "The parties that must be attended, the behaviours that must be adopted, and just not feeling part of that sphere.  It's what it feels like to be alone in a crowded room."

Presented along the lines of a mandatory corporate retreat-style training video, Social Climb was directed by musician/TV producer Christian Jacobs and shot in Salt Lake City at the McCune Mansion, an opulent estate built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Weekes, and iDKHOW touring drummer Ryan Seaman, performed the song in various rooms of the manor among an oh-so-refined yet glitzy gathering of the living dead. 

iDKHOW is the brainchild of Dallon Weekes, former long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and co-writer of that band's Platinum album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!. With iDKHOW, Weekes creates a catchy concoction of art rock, space rock and alternative with magnetic pop vocals and some seriously dark, but witty lyrics, as evident in Social Climb.  Having enlisted long-time friend drummer Ryan Seaman, the live show is deliriously audacious and thoroughly engaging.  

iDKHOW just wrapped the Spring/Summer portion of its North American Tour Night Heat, and will hit the road again on August 9 with two big radio shows, 94/7 KNRK in Portland, and Seattle's 107.7 The End.  iDKHOW will then head to Europe for a series of major outdoor festivals including Pukklepop, Reading, and Leeds, returning to America to play Riot Fest in Chicago in September.  Dates are below.

TOUR DATES
August 9 - Portland, OR – 94/7 KNRK An Unforgettable August, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
August 10 - Redmond, WA – 107.7FM's The End Summer Camp, Marymoor Park
August 15 - Gampel-bratsch, Switzerland – Openair Hampel
August 16 - St. Aegidius, Austria – Frequency Festival
August 17 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
August 18 - Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
August 20 - Cologne, Germany – Luxor
August 22 - London, UK – Electric Ballroom
August 23 - Reading, UK – Reading Festival
August 24 - Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
September 13 - Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

About iDKHOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
The heart and soul of I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is Dallon Weekes, long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco and one of the songwriters/lyricists behind Panic's Platinum release Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.  iDKHOW's music is a catchy concoction of art rock, space rock and alternative, with swaggering, magnetic pop vocals and witty, sardonic lyrics.  iDKHOW released its six-song debut EP, 1981 Extended Play (Fearless) in late 2018, that has topped 60-million global streams to date.  Weekes enlisted good friend and professional drummer Ryan Seaman to play drums on three of the EP's tracks as well as on live dates. 

IDKHOW's debut single, Choke became a Top 15 track on the Alternative Radio charts - not bad for a brand-new artist's debut single - and has accumulated more than 40-million plays, and Alternative Press and the UK's Rock Sound have already put iDKHOW on their respective covers. iDKHOW's quirky backstory:  a lost act from the late 70s/early 80s that never quite made it, but its rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today's resources like YouTube.  iDKHOW is getting a second chance for the first time.

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SiR RELEASES HAIR DOWN TRACK AND VIDEO FEATURING KENDRICK LAMAR

CHASING SUMMER  ALBUM OUT AUGUST 30 VIA TDE/RCA BUY/STREAM/WATCH HAIR DOWN HERE

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2019 – Today, R&B sensation, SiR, releases the new track and video for, Hair Down, featuring Kendrick Lamar. The track comes from SiR's new album, Chasing Summer, which is set for release on August 30 via TDE/RCA. Buy/stream/watch Hair Down featuring Kendrick Lamar here.

When you hear SiR sing, it’s impossible not to feel it. The Inglewood native first made a name for himself under the radar by writing for Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock and more.  Stepping in front of the mic and into the spotlight, the release of the HER EP series – HER and HER TOO – garnered widespread praise and he quickly became one to watch. In 2018, SiR released his acclaimed full-length debut album, November, featuring production from top talent such as DJ Khalil, Harmony Samuels and more.  As showcased throughout the 11-track opus, SiR’s powerhouse voice and song writing skills continues to revamp R&B music like never before.

Chasing Summer is the follow-up release to SiR’s critically acclaimed album November, which featured guest appearances by TDE labelmate ScHoolboy Q and Etta Bond.  Released January 2018, Pitchfork described November as, “a neo-soul-tinged space odyssey about love” and claimed, “maybe the trip represents SiR’s potential as his career starts to take off. Whatever the case, November makes it easy to lose yourself in the ride.”

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THE WILD! SHARE NEW SINGLE PLAYING WITH FIRE

LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE HELLUVA RIDE

Toronto, ON – August 2, 2019 – Canadian rock outlaws, The Wild!, turn up the heat this summer with a new single, Playing With Fire. The track follows their Helluva Ride, released in May and is a testament to the band’s dedication to their craft, keeping the flame of their progression alive. Listen to Playing With Fire here.

A road paved by fast times and loose morals on the pursuit of personal freedom gave The Wild! their sound. While always remaining true to their name, it’s their never-say-die attitude that’s proven them to be one of the strongest up and coming rock bands on the market today.

Playing With Fire, the band’s thunderous new single. It’s the band’s third collaboration with JUNO-Award winning producer, Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Van Halen). Playing with Fire cement a unique signature identity for The Wild!, unapologetically merging blues-based rock, punk and elements of country into one dirty little package.

Without a record label, booking agent, or paid promotional team, in 2015 The Wild! saw their first single, Roadhouse, on the Active Rock radio charts in their native country of Canada. This gained them their agent, Ralph James and the interest of Mike Fraser, who was offered Villain’s ’65 Cadillac Deville in lieu of a label budget to make their first record. As a small but rabid fanbase grew, the band made a deal with North America’s biggest indie label, Entertainment One.

The Wild!’s debut album, GxDxWxB, produced the Active Rock radio hit, Slow Burn, which peaked at Number 5 in Canada while Straight to Hell and What About You? both cracked the Top 20. During this time, the band headlined their own tours and supported Buckcherry, Godsmack, Korn, Rise Against, Wolfmother and more.

In 2017, the band’s second album, Wild At Heart, knocked Metallica out of the Number 2 spot on the iTunes Rock Charts when it debuted. Ready to Roll reached Number 4 at Active Rock in Canada and garnered the attention of legendary rock radio DJ and TV personality Eddie Trunk as he spun the song on his syndicated show broadcasted to nearly 40 American radio stations. The band then announced spots on major US rock festivals Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. Both headline and support tours followed alongside the likes of Airbourne, Steel Panther and Rose Tattoo as the band continued to travel across North America before later heading overseas for the first time. On their first tour in Europe, the band sold 600 records in just nine shows. With the demand of their growing fan base overseas, The Wild! would make their way back to Europe two more times that year.

On the strength of their latest single, The Wild! are poised to set 2019 ablaze with appearances confirmed on the European Full Metal Cruise, Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock, and the UK’s Steelhouse Festival. The Wild! also return to Europe for another headline tour as well as more dates supporting Rose Tattoo along with a Fall Canadian tour run.

This is a band making their name the old-fashioned way, earning their stripes night after night through hard work on the road. From their home in Canada to stages across America and Europe, The Wild! are here to give rock fans something very real. If you like straightforward, no-bullshit rock and roll, The Wild! is here to deliver.
 

Purchase and Stream Playing With Fire: eone.ffm.to/playingwithfire

Purchase and stream Wild At Heart: flyt.it/WildAtHeart

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www.thewildrocknroll.com

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

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

 

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SINGER, ACTRESS, TV PERSONALITY AND POP CULTURE QUEEN KEKE PALMER RELEASES NEW SINGLE TWERK & FLIRT

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Toronto, ON – August 2, 2019 – Singer, pop culture queen, actress, and TV personality, Keke Palmer, is keeping the summer party going with the release of her new single, Twerk & Flirt, via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Tasha Catour and written by Keke, along with Alicia Renee and Alexander “A-Lex” Lloyd, the infectious single taps into the drum and bass genre making for a fun and flirty summer anthem. Listen to the track here.

“Bottles in my section getting litty getting turnt/Dance two songs witcha cause I’m friendly and a flirt/twerking on your body twerking on your body werk.” Keke first gave followers a sneak peek of the song two weeks ago on her Snap Chat Show, Keeping It Real.  Fans can expect to see Keke Palmer to perform Twerk & Flirt on spot dates around the country.

Keke Palmer is currently a co-guest host on ABC’s Strahan & Sara.  She will also be co-starring in the highly anticipated movie, Hustlers, alongside Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lizzo, and Constance Wu, among others.

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TYLER CHILDERS’ COUNTRY SQUIRE OUT TODAY

PERFORMING ON
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
ON AUGUST 6

COUNTRY SQUIRE RUN HEADLINING TOUR
INCLUDES STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

“…roots-country bliss…this is gonna be a record that people talk about.” – NPR Music

“…internationally lauded Appalachian prophet…Childers remains a force to be reckoned with. A wrecking ball combination of incredibly perceptive songwriting backed by a world-class honky-tonk country band.”Rolling Stone

“…a lusty do-si-do. It’ll have you slapping your knees, stomping your feet and tossing your hair…”Paste

“…a bluegrass-meets-country sound punctuated by Childers’ vivid writing and twangy vocals.”The Washington Post

“…may be the most anticipated of any produced out of Nashville this season… a collection of poignant stories rooted thoughtfully in country, bluegrass and soul music.”The Tennessean

“As a singer, songwriter, and composer he’s helping to move country away from oft-maligned tropes and bland hooks…he’s helping to restore heart and quality to a genre rich in tradition and quality.”No Depression

“…a summery, easy-going tune with plenty of twang.”
Brooklyn Vegan

“…great modern songwriter…”Wide Open Country

“…one of country and Americana’s finest storytellers…”
The Boot

Toronto, ON – August 2, 2019 – Tyler Childers’ highly-anticipated new album, Country Squire, is out today via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. Childers’ first release in partnership with RCA Records, Country Squire was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. In celebration of the release, Childers will make his television debut this Tuesday, August 6 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Stream and purchase the album here.

In support of the record, Childers will perform a special sold-out album release show this Monday, August 5 at New York’s Webster Hall. The performance will also be streamed live for free via TylerChildersMusic.com. Additionally, Childers’ extensive Country Squire Run headlining tour kicks off this fall including Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto. See below for complete details.

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

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

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

TYLER CHILDERS TOUR DATES:
August 2-3—Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 5—New York, NY—Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
August 8—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
August 11—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
August 14—Sedalia, MO—Missouri State Fair
August 22-23—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 24—Amstelveen, Netherlands—Once in a Blue Moon
Festival
August 28—Brighton, UK—The Haunt
August 29—Nottingham, UK—Bodega Social
August 31-September 1—Salisbury, England—End of the Road
Festival
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (SOLD OUT)
October 4—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 5—Thackerville, OK—Winstar Casino (SOLD OUT)
October 7—Fayetteville, AR—Town Center (SOLD OUT)
October 8—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
October 11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 14—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
October 15—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern†
October 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater† (SOLD OUT)
October 22—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom† (SOLD OUT)
October 24—Bend, OR—Bend Concert Series @ Oregon Spirit
Distillers†
October 25—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre†
October 26—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Concert House†
(SOLD OUT)
October 29—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre†
October 31—Chicago, IL—Aragon Ballroom†
November 2—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater†
November 3—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue† (SOLD OUT)
November 4—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue† (SOLD OUT)
November 12-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—All the Best
Fest
December 6—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore‡
December 8—Toronto, ON—Rebel‡
December 10—Boston, MA—House of Blues
December 11—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
December 13—Washington, DC—The Anthem 
December 14—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
December 15—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
December 18—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz‡ (SOLD OUT)
December 19—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore‡ (SOLD OUT)
December 21—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle‡ (SOLD OUT)
December 22—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle‡ (SOLD OUT)
January 17, 2020—Dublin, Ireland—The Grand Social
January 18, 2020—Manchester, UK—Manchester Academy 2
January 19, 2020—Glasgow, UK—St. Luke’s & The Winged Ox
January 21, 2020—London, UK—O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
January 22, 2020—Nijmegen, Netherlands—Doornroosje
January 24, 2020—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumpehuset
January 26, 2020—Stockholm, Sweden—Slaktkrykan
January 28, 2020—Berlin, Germany—Franz
January 29, 2020—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso Noord

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

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NICKY JAM ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE ATRÉVETE

NICKY JAM AND SECH COME TOGETHER TO BRING
A NEW SUMMER SMASH TO LIFE

Toronto, ON – August 2, 2019 – The international urbano star, Nicky Jam, announces the release of his new single, Atrévete, along with Panamanian rapper, Sech. The globally-renowned artists promise the song will become one of the most popular releases this summer. Listen to Atrévete here.

Atrévete was produced by Flow Music. The single was created under the record label, La Industria INC, and its CEO, Juan Diego Medina, collaborated with the stars on the overall composition and lyrics of the single, while Nicky Jam co-wrote and helped with the production of the track. This musical meeting of the minds will surely break within the Latinx market, as Nicky Jam croons beside his Panamanian contemporary, Sech.

"The release of this track has me very excited,” said Nicky Jam. “We want to launch it at the peak of summer, so you can enjoy partying, in the club or on the beach.”

The single is available on all digital platforms now, including Nicky Jam's YouTube channel. Atrévete is accompanied by the track's official music video, which was recorded in Miami, FL, under the direction of distinguished Venezuelan creative, Daniel Duran. Watch the video here.

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE BA NA NA FT. ODARIO, HAVIAH MIGHTY AND CHIPPEWA TRAVELLERS

ON TOUR ACROSS CANADA NOW

Toronto, ON – August 2, 2019 – Today, A Tribe Called Red, share their newest single, Ba Na Na. Featuring guest performers, Odario , Haviah Mighty, and Chippewa Travellers, Ba Na Na perfectly showcases Tribe’s signature way of blending sounds and worlds. Listen to the track here.

“The Halluci Nation has two new members,” exclaims Tribe’s Bear Witness. “Odario, Haviah Mighty and Chippewa Travellers came to help us to celebrate the late summer sun. This song is about the pure enjoyment of dancing and getting sweaty... but this is not without a purpose. This song is for the people who are working hard to make the world a better place then the one they were left with. This is for the fighters and the defenders. Part of being strong is also taking the time to stop, let go and release. Our DNA is of earth and sky”

“I was really excited to be a part of the process with A Tribe Called Red and Odario,” reflects Haviah Mighty. “The idea was fun, free-spirited summer vibes that everyone can vibe to, and I had the freedom to kind of take whatever approach on the chorus of the record. For me, I think something that culturally brings us all together is the vibes of Caribana. That carnival vibe; that fun, free-spirited, get together vibe; the energy, the floats, the parade. It’s kind of collective national pride and it’s something that the track gave in the production of itself; the elements infused – so the approach I took on the chorus was a clever approach to referencing Caribana, but also focusing on good vibes, good energy and good people. Something that is celebratory for people that live in the six, celebratory for people that live north of the border and something that’s kind of an anthem for us.”

"If you think about it, there is no song on planet earth like Ba Na Na,” adds Odario. “The worlds that are blending here sound seamless and work together like magic. Hearing the Chippewa Travellers over heavy tropical beats put me in a trance like no other. I'm proud to be a part of this journey, droppin' gems over ATCR beats. Working with Haviah Mighty has been in the works for a while now, she is a force and a boss. We all admire each other's energy (having worked on separate projects together). As the saying goes, everything happens as it should. Ba Na Na is adding spicy Canadian flavour to Summer 19. It's a special song.”

A Tribe Called Red are half way through their Canadian summer tour dates as the group makes their way to the east coast before heading down to the US. Don’t miss out on their upcoming shows, all details are below.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
08/09 - Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
08/11 - Salmo, BC - Shambhala Music Festival
08/17 - Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Fest
08/18 - Elora, ON - Canada Riverfest Elora
08/21: Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom
08/30: Quebec City, QC - Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale
08/31: Montreal, QC - Mile Ex End 2019
09/01: Toronto, ON - CNE

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

DOWNLOAD – Hi-Res Photo | DOWNLOADBa Na Na Single Artwork

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

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REGIONAL MEXICAN RISING YOUNG STAR LALO CRUZ RELEASES HIS DEBUT SINGLE ¿POR QUÉ NO LE DICES?

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Toronto, ON – August 2, 2019 – Rising Regional Mexican star, Lalo Cruz, took to music at an early age, performing for audiences from the time he was eight. His career got a boost in 2017 as fan support propelled him to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Latino reality show, Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.

Recently, Lalo Cruz signed with LINEA Music, led by Juan Rivera, who recognized Lalo's potential and guided him to an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music Latin. Now, they are releasing Lalo's first official single ¿Por Qué No Le Dices? (Why Don't You Tell Him?), written by Lalo himself. Listen to the track here.

The lyrics tell the story of a couple whose pride causes them to throw away a loving relationship in search of greener pastures. The music video reflects the strong emotions of the song, which is destined to be Lalo Cruz's first big hit.

Lalo is also working on his debut album, which will showcase his mastery of a variety of styles. Stay tuned for more to come.

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half•alive RELEASE NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR OK OK?

DEBUT ALBUM NOW, NOT YET ON AUGUST 9

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

ON TOUR NOW WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN
MONTREAL AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – August 1, 2019 – Long Beach-based trio, half•alive, have released the video for their new track, ok ok? – click here to watch. The clip was directed by Elliott Sellers (Portugal. The Man and Young The Giant) and produced by Judy Craig. Tune in today to watch half•alive perform at Lollapalooza / 2:50pm CT on the American Eagle stage. Watch here.

ok ok?, along with previously released tracks, Pure Gold, RUNAWAY and still feel., will be featured on their debut album, Now, Not Yet, which will be released on August 9 via RCA Records, and is available for pre-order here. The band hit the road on their global headlining tour this week – check out the list of dates below and purchase tickets here. Their tour includes stops at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot as well as a sold-out show at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, and Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto.

Last month, half•alive dropped RUNAWAY, along with the music video, which was directed by Carlos López Estrada (Billie Eilish, Father John Misty, Blindspotting) and lead vocalist Josh Taylor, and choreographed by JA collective. Click here to watch. Earlier this year, the band made their late night television debut with a very special performance of still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here. Additionally, half•alive’s live Vevo DSCVR performances of RUNAWAY and arrow are out now. 

The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Encompassing R&B, funk, pop, rock, soul, and more under a glow of disco ball bliss, the experience iterates in a fresh form every time. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of The Fall and Aawake At Night. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became the 2018 breakout still feel.. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted, All Songs Considered, and more. still feel. took off, and the band’s profile burgeoned as they inked a deal with RCA Records to help grow their vision. Launching 2019 with a bang, the trio sold out their formal debut headline tour and saw still feel. reach new heights as it rocketed into the Top 10 at Alternative radio with over 24 million video views and over 28 million global streams to date.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
8/1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival
8/3 – Long Beach, CA – Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
8/9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
8/10 – Portland, OR – 94.7fm Show
8/16 – Sydney, AUS – The Metro
8/17 – Melbourne, VIC – Howler
8/19 – Brisbane, QLD – The Zoo
8/21 – Auckland, NZ – The Tuning Fork
8/31 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
9/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/20 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
9/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/24 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
9/26 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
9/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30
9/28 - Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
10/2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/3 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/4 – Montreal, QC – Astral
10/5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club

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

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STARFISH ENTERTAINMENT WELCOMES ELLIOTT BROOD TO THE FAMILY!

Toronto, ON – July 31, 2019 – For over two decades, artist management company, Starfish Entertainment, has been helping to shape and develop the careers of some of the best talent that Canada has to offer. Today, they are thrilled to announce the newest addition to their roster – JUNO Award-winning three-piece, Elliott BROOD.

“We are excited to announce our new relationship with Elliott BROOD,” exclaims Starfish Entertainment Founder, Susan de Cartier. “They are an incredible band of talented, inventive, musicians and we are honoured to have them join our Starfish family.  Their new work is extraordinary and we are proud to be working with them on the next chapter of their career.”  

The Hamilton-based folk-rock/alt-country band has won over the hearts of audiences and critics alike with their brand of fuzzed-up roots music and captivating and frenetic live performance. Over the course of their career, they have been nominated for a total of five JUNO Awards, were Short Listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2009, and were nominated for a Genie Award in 2012 for their original song, West End Sky, which was featured in the film, Grown Up Movie Star. The band is currently in the studio working on their highly-anticipated seventh album.

"The members of Elliott BROOD are extremely excited to be joining forces with the management team of Susan de Cartier and Jude Coombe of Starfish Entertainment,” the band adds. “The band members have been longtime fans of their work and are thrilled to be welcomed into their stellar roster of clients and artists.”

The band is a welcomed addition to the Starfish family, whose artists have been having a banner 2019, and show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Canadian icons, Blue Rodeo, are on the road through the summer with stops in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina, and Vancouver, before capping off the sultry days of summer with their annual Toronto show at Budweiser Stage.

Meanwhile,  Jim Cuddy is celebrating the June release of his latest solo offering, Countrywide Soul. Glorious Day – Jim’s toe-tapping new single and video – just dropped, and The Jim Cuddy Band will be touring across Canada through the fall and winter, into 2020.

The Sadies are gearing up for the October release of their new album, Oddities Vol. 1 – comprised of musical oddities and hidden gems. The group continues to tour relentlessly, and can be heard being name-dropped in the new Jim Jarmusch zombie comedy, The Dead Don’t Die.

Marking 20 years since the release of her folk-noir masterpiece, Johnstown, Oh Susanna celebrated the milestone with a re-mastered re-release of the album in June. She will be touring through the UK in September, including a performance at The Long Road Festival, before hitting the road across Canada in the fall.

In October, Skydiggers will release their new album, Let’s Get Friendship Right – an ode to friends who help us get by. The roots-rock veterans will hit the road following, with a string of dates through the fall and winter.

Harrow Fair (Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner) are currently in the studio working on their new recording, which is slated for release winter 2020. In the meantime, audiences can catch the band on tour in Canada and the UK.

About Starfish Entertainment
For the past 25 years, Toronto-based Starfish Entertainment has been managing artists, earning an enviable reputation for its stellar work in guiding the careers of a select and elite roster of roots music-oriented groups and singer/songwriters.

The boutique firm's flagship act is Blue Rodeo, one of Canada's most successful groups ever, with worldwide album sales of over four million to date, and a large and loyal audience developed over more than three decades. Starfish also manages the solo careers of Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, as well as highly-acclaimed veterans Oh Susanna, Skydiggers, and The Sadies. Recent additions to the roster are folk-rock duo Harrow Fair and now roots-rockers Elliott BROOD.

Starfish also manages The Woodshed Recording Studio, a full-service facility in Toronto that has hosted sessions by the illustrious likes of Feist, Neko Case, Bahamas, Kris Kristofferson, and Barenaked Ladies, as well as Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy, and The Sadies.

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WAGE WAR RELEASE TWO NEW SONGS ME AGAINST MYSELF & PRISION

NEW ABLUM PRESSURE OUT AUGUST 30

VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – July 31, 2019 – Florida's, Wage War, will release their third album, Pressure, on August 30 via Fearless Records. The album is the follow up to 2017's well-received Deadweight and is available for pre-order here.

"Me Against Myself' is probably our farthest journey into the melodic world," the band say. "From the very first demo, we knew it was special. The lyrics are about as transparent as it gets — dealing with the fact that a lot of times, we're our own worst enemy.  We've always prided ourselves on being versatile and pushing ourselves to create something new and different, and that's what this song stands for."

"Prison is one of the first looks at us stepping out of the box on this record," the band said about the track. "It harbours all the aggression our band is known for — but with some new twists. We had a blast writing it.”

ICYMI:
The band previously debuted the video for album opener Who I Am. Watch and listen here.

Wage War - Low watch and listen here.

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BON IVER PREMIERE BON IVER: AUTUMN DOCUMENTARY WITH WETRANSFER

WATCH HERE TO PREVIEW THE PRODUCTION BEHIND BON IVER’S BIGGEST TOUR TO DATE

NEW ALBUM i,i OUT AUGUST 30

Toronto, ON – July 31, 2019 – Today, Bon Iver premiere mini-documentary Bon Iver: Autumn on WePresent, the editorial arm of WeTransfer. The film provides insight into the production of Bon Iver’s upcoming 2019 tour and sheds light on the evolution of Bon Iver from a solo artist into a creative collective over the last ten years. Ahead of the release of their new album, i,i, (out August 30th on Jagjaguwar) and the band’s arena tour later this year, Bon Iver: Autumn — directed by Andrew Swant — focuses on the impact this growth has had on the band’s stage production.

Throughout the film, Justin Vernon and members of Bon Iver discuss maintaining the intimacy of their live shows inside the biggest rooms they’ve ever played. Introducing an installation of light-tracking mirrors and a sound design that envelops the audience within the music, the scale of these performances has been built to match both the expanse and closeness of i,i.

Watch Bon Iver: Autumn here:  https://we.tl/boniverautumn 

“Any time an artist the caliber of Bon Iver is willing to pull back the curtain and share some insight into the creative process, it's a huge privilege that we wanted to be involved in however possible. Justin and his team crafted a beautiful, insightful piece around taking the intimacy of a live show and continuing to grow that at scale. We’re always excited about the opportunity to partner and explore unique creative communities and this was another amazing opportunity to do just that.”  - Jamal Dauda, Head of Music at WeTransfer.

Throughout 2019, WePresent has continued to bolster relationships within the music industry, sharing unexpected stories of creativity. Other high profile WeTransfer collaborations include projects with Solange and FKA twigs

About i,i

i,i is Bon Iver’s most expansive, joyful and generous album to date. If For Emma, Forever Ago was the crisp, heart-strung isolation of a northern Winter; Bon Iver the rise and whirr of burgeoning Spring; and 22, A Million, a blistering, “crazy energy” Summer record, i,i completes the cycle: a fall record; Autumn-colored and ruminative. The autumn of Bon Iver is a celebration of self-acceptance and gratitude, bolstered by community and delivering the bounty of infinite American music.

The sales and accolades are well-known – multiple Gold albums, multiple Grammys, chart-topping collaborations and festival headlines.  But even more significantly, with each release Bon Iver quietly shifts the state of modern music.  From the boundaries of folk, to the rules of autotune, to production work for others, Bon Iver’s fingerprint finds its way across the mainstream every time. Vernon has always been a master collaborator, and on i,i that desire becomes maximal, with guests ranging from Moses Sumney and Bruce Hornsby to Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Here, the music — and band, and themes, and creative space — are bigger than ever. 

About WeTransfer

WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (2.5 million MUV) to inspire ideas, mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer', quick slide-making tool Paste®, immersive sketching app Paper®, and the original web platform with 50 million monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.

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

Bon Iver: Autumn Credits
Directed by Andrew Swant
Edited & Produced by Chris James Thompson
Cinematography by Quinn Hester
Executive Produced by Josh Sundquist

Featuring
Justin Vernon
Michael Brown
James Dean
Xandy Whitesel
Christopher Bauder
Jenn Wasner
Sean Carey
Michael Lewis
Matthew McCaughan
Andrew Fitzpatrick

Music by Bon Iver
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar

Sound Recording & Mixing - Chris James Thompson
Color & Additional Editing - Andrew Swant
Camera Operator - Hannah Christensen
Director/DP Nashville Unit - Rory Fraser
Nashville Unit Audio - Carolyn Benedict-Fraser
Skalar and Apologue footage courtesy of WHITEvoid
L-ISA footage courtesy of L-Acoustics
Sonic Ranch archival video - Aaron Anderson & Eric Carlson
Sonic Ranch & Come Through photography - Graham Tolbert
Santa Barbara Bowl photography - Matthew John Benton

Archival photos featuring
Brad Cook
Phil Cook
Chris Porterfield

Tour Manager - Emily Bragg
Production Manager - James Dean
Production Designer - Michael Brown
Front of House Engineer - Xandy Whitesel
Artist Management - Middle West
Bon Iver Creative Direction - Eric Carlson

Thanks
Sarah Gail Luther
Kristin Cambra
Jessica Farrell
Connie Paulson & Glenn Ishibashi
Ryan Olson
Drew Christopherson
Spencer Ortega
Robert Mulrennan
Jack Raymond
Jagjaguwar
Middle West
WhiteVOID
L-Acoustics
Saint Kate Arts Hotel
Summerfest
Clearwing Productions
A Good/Credit Production
Copyright Bon Iver 2019

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FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 POLARIS GALA

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has announced the first round of performers at the 2019 Polaris Gala. 

Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, the following Polaris Short List-nominated acts are confirmed to play:

Marie Davidson 
Dominique Fils-Aimé  
Elisapie
PUP
Shad 

Public tickets to the gala are limited and will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 2 p.m. ET on August 2. More performers will be announced in August.

As per tradition, the 2019 Polaris Music Prize-winning album will be determined at this year’s gala. CBC Music’s Raina Douris will host the gala, which will also be live-streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

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

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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DÉVOILEMENT DES PREMIERS ARTISTES EN PRESTATION
AU GALA DU PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS 2019

TORONTO, ON – Le mardi 30 juillet 2019

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé les noms des premiers artistes qui seront en prestation le soir du gala du Prix de musique Polaris 2019.

L’événement, qui aura lieu le 16 septembre prochain au Carlu à Toronto, présentera les prestations des artistes nommés suivants:

Marie Davidson 
Dominique Fils-Aimé  
Elisapie
PUP
Shad

Les billets pour le public sont disponibles en quantité limitée et seront mis en vente dès 14h le 2 août via Ticketmaster. D’autres artistes qui performeront au gala seront annoncés au mois d’août.

Comme le veut la tradition, l’album qui gagnera le Prix de musique Polaris 2019 sera déterminé le soir même du gala. Raina Douris de CBC Music animera le gala et celui-ci sera diffusé en direct mondialement via cbcmusic.ca/polaris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts médias:

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

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

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

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
polarismusicprize.ca/media
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IGGY POP RELEASES JAMES BOND

SECOND ADVANCE TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM FREE OUT SEPTEMBER 6 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – July 30, 2019 – Iggy Pop has unwound a drastically different track from his coming album, Free. James Bond tells a story: ‘I don't know what she's up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she's taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.’

"I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy,” says Iggy.

While Free follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s Grammy-nominated Post Pop Depression, it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. As The New York Times remarked upon hearing the title track,

"Iggy Pop’s ‘Free' is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, 'I wanna be free.' As the title song and opening track of an album due in September, it could lead anywhere."

The song is available for purchase and/or streaming here. Free, the album, is available for pre-order now.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Free
2. Loves Missing
3. Sonali
4. James Bond
5. Dirty Sanchez
6. Glow In The Dark
7. Page
8. We Are The People
9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10. The Dawn

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

DOWNLOAD – Album Artwork | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo

www.iggypop.com

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MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST BRYANT MYERS RELEASES NEW TRACK GAN-GA FOR THE STREETS

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – July 26, 2019 – Puerto Rican urbano star, Bryant Myers, unleashes a new song for his fans, Gan-Ga, along with its gritty, BAMBAMDGFILMS-directed music video. The virally-praised song gets listeners dancing, and is available now across all streaming service platforms via Entertainment One ("eOne")/La Commission.

Over a head-bobbing beat, Bryant Myers flows in English, "AP [Audemars Piguet] rose, my neck froze." The true-life Gan-Ga audiovisual is everything the MC’s millennial and Gen Z loyalists' summertime goals are made of.

For the video, the trendsetting trapero backs up his bars and showcases just how he keeps the family close – honouring a classic hip-hop lifestyle on the Gan-Ga storyboard. Each of Bryant Myers’ tattooed close-ups not only capture his player persona, but his hard-hitting raps as well. Bryant enlisted a bevy of models and bachelor pad ambiance of the track to visualize his vision of a great time for Gan-Ga

Listen to Gan-Ga here and watch the video here.

Upcoming Bryant Myers European Tour Dates:
July 26 - Gandia, Spain
July 27 - RBF Barcelona, Spain 
July 28 - RBF Santander, Spain

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TOURIST COMPANY RELEASE ANTHEMIC NEW SINGLE FRACTURED STATE

SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE TRACK

BAND SIGNS WITH FIERCE PANDA CANADA

NEW ALBUM COMING IN 2020

Toronto, ON – July 26, 2019 – Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, have been sharing pieces of their upcoming sophomore album, leading off with the earworm track, Conflicted/Restricted, which dropped earlier this year. Today, they follow up with their new single, Fractured State – an emotive and anthemic song that was partially inspired by the riots in Charlottesville, VA in 2017. Have a listen to Fractured State here, and watch the lyric video here.

“I remember watching news footage and feeling lost at the state of humanity,” reflects vocalist/guitarist, Taylor Swindells. “In that moment, the world felt broken. There were so many lines of tension running through the plot points of current events, and the present seemed to be predictably spiraling out of control. Essentially the song is about that emotional tension and the pressures of living in a world that feels like it’s falling apart.”

The duo is also thrilled to share that they have found a new label home with Fierce Panda Canada. “We couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship with Fierce Panda,” they exclaim. “From the onset, we’ve shared the same vision and excitement for our new music, and they’ve been supportive of promoting us as what and who we are, not wanting us to be something we’re not. It’s amazing to have a team that is excited for what you’ve already built and is ready to help bring this next chapter in the band’s history to life.”

Tourist Company released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. The duo – comprised of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Perry – have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide. With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, they have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own; with orchestral elements that swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more to come from Tourist Company!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 24 – Abbotsford, BC – Fruit Beer Festival

August 30 – Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – single artwork

www.touristcompany.ca

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LOVING UNVEIL NEW SINGLE VISIONS

ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SUPPORTING LORD HURON ON SELECT DATES

LISTEN & SHARE VISIONS HERE

AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL STREAMING SERVICES HERE

Toronto, ON – July 25, 2019 – Today, Loving have revealed their new single, Visions, via Last Gang Records. Lyricist, Jesse Henderson, explains, "the song dwells on a question: that if our lives, what we pursue, or even desire, are often shaped or determined by forces beyond us - what kinds of freedom can we find within that?"

Victoria, BC's Loving is the musical collaboration of David Parry and brothers, Lucas and Jesse Henderson. Their sound constructs a warm and dreamy sonic landscape kept adrift by existentially oriented lyrics and an unspecified all-encompassing sense of nostalgia.

They quietly self-released their debut eponymous EP a few years back which organically garnered high acclaim and a dedicated fanbase. After only touring selectively supporting prominent artists including Crumb, Alice Phoebe Lou, Still Woozy and more, the band have announced their first proper North American tour. The dates span the month of October and include performances in Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, Chicago and more. See below for a full list of dates. 

Stay tuned for more details on their debut full-length due on Last Gang Records.

WATCH – Visions

TOUR DATES:
August 24 – Port Townsend
September 30 – Boise, ID - Neurolux
October 1 – Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
October 2 – Denver, CO - Hi Dive
October 4 – Dallas, TX - Foundry
October 5 – Houston, TX - Satellite
October 9 – Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*
October 10 – Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*

October 11 – Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
October 14 – Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park Ebell
October 17 – San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
October 19 – Portland, OR - Doug Fir
October 23 – Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
October 24 – Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
October 25 – Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar
October 26 – Cleveland, OH - Mahalls
October 27 – Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
October 28 – Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
October 29 – Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
*Supporting Lord Huron

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

www.lovingband.com

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TRE MISSION RELEASES NEW ALBUM ORPHAN BLACK TODAY

BUY AND STREAM NOW

WATCH VIDEO FOR ORPHAN BLACK

Toronto, ON – July 26, 2019 – Championed as one of North America’s first Grime emcees, Tre Mission releases his new studio album, Orphan Black today via Last Gang Records. Sharing an array of visuals to support the project’s singles leading up to the drop, Tre unveiled the video for title track, Orphan Black. Watch it here and listen to the album on all DSPs.  

Orphan Black embodies Tre’s diverse influences, giving listeners an impressive cross section across genres, going beyond the Grime scene. The project follows Tre’s Bare Selection-released instrumental project, Bare Selection 001, and is his first full-length release since 2014’s JUNO and Polaris Music Prize-nominated Stigmata, and Tizzy Gang collaboration, Opps Next Door (2017). Orphan Black was produced by Tre and mastered by Toronto’s Freeza Chin, and features an array of guests, including Merky Ace on Sim Simma and EllzBS on Plus. The album highlights Tre at the production helm, fully focused and immersed in the creative process.

Tre introduced the record with the sensationally energetic and playful release of Hockey, and the darker introspective vibes from You Can Have. Following these previews with Hennessy Pool, Tre delved further in to the Trap world, solidifying the fact that the album explores every corner of his influence and give us an impressive cross section of it beyond any genre boundaries. Set against bold blood red and black backdrops, and cut away shots of Tre Mission performing to camera of the local streets, the visuals for Hennessy Pool sets the tone for the trappy, ominous beat and cautionary bars.

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

Tre Mission continues to hit out quality and intriguingly unexpected twists to his repertoire as he shares Orphan Black with the world.

Watch – Orphan Black: youtu.be/uXYWy9yBrfs
Watch – Hennessy Pool:  bit.ly/2WukBOi
Watch – Hockey:
youtu.be/yiiy_Jn6F_s
Watch – You Can Have: youtu.be/wTp_UGCv2W0
Tre Mission on Spotify:
spoti.fi/2P5Xndz

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

www.twitch.tv/tremission

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

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ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER SUSAN AGLUKARK ANNOUNCED AS THE 2019 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

TO BE AWARDED THIS OCTOBER

AT BREAKOUT WEST IN WHITEHORSE

Toronto, ON – July 25, 2019 – During a career that has spanned more than 25 years, Susan Aglukark’s journey as a singer-songwriter has led her to reflect on who she is, where she comes from and the importance of discovery – discovery of history, culture and self. The decorated musician is recognized as the first Inuk artist to win a JUNO Award (3), a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement, and is an officer of the Order of Canada – and this year she will be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

“It is truly an honour to receive this award,” reflects Aglukark. “I believe we are living in times when our collective stories are more potent in the larger Canadian/historical context and what a privilege to have opportunities to tell these truths. Matna! Thank you!”

The award will be presented to Aglukark on October 3rd at the WCMA Artists Awards Reception, taking place during BreakOut West in Whitehorse, YT. The Hall of Fame Award annually recognizes an artist/band that has made a significant impact in their career; traditionally being awarded to an artist/band from the host province.

“Through music, ‘we are all family’,” comments BreakOut West Interim Executive Director, Nathalie Kleinschmit. “Canada’s JUNO award-winning Inuk singer, Susan Aglukark, has brought us together through her remarkable legacy of story and song. By inducting her into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame, we honour her contribution and her courage as one of the most compelling songwriters in our country; a voice for the North and an inspiration to us all.”

The full list of Western Canadian Music Awards nominees has been revealed and member voting has concluded. Winners of the artistic categories will be announced on Thursday, October 3 at the WCMAwards Reception, while the Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented at the Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 5.

BreakOut West will take place from October 2-6, 2019 in Whitehorse. Now in its 17th year, the event will bring together artists, industry professionals, and the music-loving community, with four days of live performances, business opportunities, career development, and camaraderie.

The annual conference, showcase festival and awards celebration was last hosted in Whitehorse in 2011, when we saw 54-40 inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and delegates were treated to a sold out showcase festival and awards show, along with incredible Yukon highlight activities such as dog sledding. The 2019 event will include a three-night music festival of new talent from western Canada, a four-day career development conference and international industry program, awards programs honouring the best of Western Canada's artists and industry, and much more. For more information as the event develops, and for year-round opportunities supported by BreakOut West, visit www.breakoutwest.ca.

About Susan Aglukark
Susan is the first Inuk artist to win a JUNO (3) and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, holds several Honorary Doctorate degrees and has held command performances; but Susan also acknowledges the path has not been easy. During the past 25 years of reflection and songwriting, Susan kept coming back to one area of profound knowing, the Inuit are an extraordinary people deeply grounded in a culture forged by their Ancestors, their journey is what shaped them. For Susan, art has played a significant role in her healing journey and in the re-writing of her narrative, she believes it plays an important role for indigenous youth who are dealing with contemporary identity issues today.

Susan has always been very open about how her own fears and personal trauma that left her disillusioned and disconnected. Born in Arviat, Nunavut, her parents formative years were in traditional Inuit culture, her formative years were not traditional and were somewhat disconnected from her culture. Despite the success she experienced in the 1990s, by 1998 she was suffering from post-partum depression and found herself in a dark place in need of time to reflect and heal, what followed was the several years of reflection, healing and making deeper commitments to her singing/songwriting career. And so, began what Susan calls her “awakening”. As she learned more about her culture and the strength and resilience of the Inuit who have been on this land for over 5,000 years, Susan was also engaging her own “inner artist” and falling in love with performing, sharing stories and singing.

Through her music, Susan continues to share her experiences as an Inuk growing up in Nunavut, as well as the challenges faced by northern communities and Indigenous youth. Susan is actively involved in various projects to bring food and support to northern communities and in 2016 the Arctic Rose Foundation gained charitable status with a focus on helping youth in the north through art and other engaging creative projects.

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Whitehorse, Yukon from October 2-6, 2019. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to connect, share their talent, explore opportunities and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival, with over 100 shows, the Western Canadian Music Awards, as well as the conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon. 

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G&D PREMIERE NEW SINGLE P.A.L. VIA STEREOGUM

GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW CONFIRMED FOR BLACK WOODSTOCK 50TH ANNIVERSARY AUGUST 17 IN NYC

BLACK LOVE & WAR OUT AUGUST 9 ON SOMEOTHASHIP CONNECT / EONE MUSIC

Toronto, ON – July 24, 2019 – Today, G&D, the recording moniker of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins aka Declaime, has shared the new single, P.A.L., premiering via Stereogum. P.A.L. appears on the upcoming full-length, Black Love & War, due out August 9 on SomeOthaShip Connect / eOne Music, and is available for preorder here.

Produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow, the song soulfully captures the essence of Black Love & War, which celebrates 'black love' and the unity of the black family, while also delving into many of the socio-economic and racial issues that still have them at 'war.' As Dudley Perkins puts it, "We have to be stronger as a unit. The male and female. The king and queen actually gotta come together during this war. Black love is essential in these post-apocalyptic times.” P.A.L. (Post Apocalyptic Love) is now available here.

G&D announced Black Love & War this past June with the release of first single, Where I’m From, (produced by Mike & Keys) followed by a video for the song directed by Charles Sicuso which recently premiered via Okayplayer.

Ahead of the August 9 release of Black Love & War, the duo recently performed at The Broad in Los Angeles on July 17 as part of the first of two Black Fire Sessions, in celebration of their landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Georgia Anne Muldrow is next confirmed to appear at the Black Woodstock 50th Anniversary on August 17 at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, NYC, followed by a performance at this year’s BRIC JazzFest Music Marathon taking place from October 24-26 in Brooklyn, New York.

“Where I’m From pairs Georgia’s soaring voice and Dudley’s booming bars over a neck-snapping beat.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“With airy vocalizations and a soft jazzy feel, Where I’m From excavates the duo’s origins in both a historical and personal context.”Paste

“Black Love & War is about the unity of the black family as is largely produced by Muldrow. Its lead single ‘Where I’m From’ is definitely worth checking out. This one’s a bit more acoustic compared to Overload, and has a smoldering, earthy feel. While giving Muldrow’s full-bodied vocals a place to shine, it still features some of those digital top-line trills that serve as a reminder of the track’s modernity. Along with Perkins’ relaxed yet rhythmic verses, a transportive atmospheric synth pad swirls horizontally. A simple drum beat maintains throughout as Muldrow’s gospel ad libs soar.” - Stereogum

“‘Where I’m From’ is a flawless introduction as the duo effortlessly showcase their style.”
stupidDOPE

Where I’m From is available here.

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)

DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOADHi-Res P.A.L. Artwork | DOWNLOADHi-Res Where I’m From Artwork

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER SONGWRITER HAYES CARLL ANNOUNCES WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES

VANCOUVER SHOW WILL KICK OFF TOUR AUGUST 31

NEW ALBUM WHAT IT IS OUT NOW

"...Carll is back with ‘What It Is’, his sixth studio album that finds the 43-year-old settling into his role as master craftsman and truthteller." - American Songwriter

Toronto, ON – July 24, 2019 – Grammy-nominated country, rock and roll singer/songwriter, Hayes Carll, will be strumming his way onto Canadian soil this August and September, playing seven shows across our Western provinces. The tour kicks off at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret, on August 31 with following shows in Nelson, Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Full tour details are listed below and tickets can be purchased here.

Hailing from Houston, TX Carll’s year started off with a bang when he released his sixth highly anticipated album, What It Is, mid-February. Featuring the hit single, Times Like These, What It Is, has received praise from many media outlets including Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, NPR Music, MOJO, American Songwriter and No Depression. Carll has recently performed on multiple television programs like The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits and Later with Jools Holland and has had his songs recorded by artists including Lee Ann Womack, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Willis and Hard Working Americans.

Hayes Carll opens himself up to collaborations on What It Is, featuring co-writes with Metraca Berg, Adam Landry, Lolo, Charlie Mars and Allison Moorer. Moorer is also credited as co-producer with Brad Jones who returns after producing Carll’s award winning albums, Trouble in Mind (2008) and KMAG YOYO (2011).

On What It Is, Carll offers acerbic observations and pointed commentary on current relatable topics. The incendiary political climate that has permeated America has pushed too many to the far left or far right, while Carll tries to expand the middle. The sardonic Wild Pointy Finger looks at how quickly we judge and condemn. Fragile Men points to insecurity as the root of one gender’s resistance to change, while Times Like These is a reminder that we are letting all the ‘noise’ out there pull us further away from who we are, thus further dividing us. The full album is available through all streaming platforms.

Carll’s upcoming Canadian tour leg is fast approaching and all details can be found below.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
August 31 - Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
September 4 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar
September 5 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Fest
September 6 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Fest
September 7 – Lethbridge, AB – The Geomatic Attic
September 8 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
September 9 – Winnipeg, MB – Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club 

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www.hayescarll.com

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ELECTRIC YOUTH SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ARAWA

NEW ALBUM MEMORY EMOTION
OUT AUGUST 9 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

NY RELEASE SHOW AT
MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG ON AUGUST 17

Toronto, ON – July 24, 2019 – Toronto duo, Electric Youth, —vocalist Bronwyn Griffin and multi-instrumentalist Austin Garrick—today shared a new video for their single, ARAWA, the second off their forthcoming album, Memory Emotion. Watch it now here.

We titled the song ARAWA as an acronym for As Restless As We Are. As we looked further, we discovered that Arawa is also many other things: a town in Papua New Guinea that was destroyed in war that there are plans to rebuild; an extinct Brazilian language; the name of a canoe that brought Polynesian migrants across the ocean to New Zealand,” explains Garrick. “We wrote the song after seeing the devastation of the California wildfires while driving through Malibu. All these meanings for the word Arawa echoed the themes we were already addressing in the song: the notion that every generation fears they're the last vs. the ability to survive, and the destruction of nature vs. its resilience. Jason Zada's video somehow encapsulates this same duality found in the music vs. the lyrics. The physical beauty of the Hawaiian landscape mirrors the sound of the music, while the tone of the characters echoes the sentiments of the lyrics that tell another side of the story, revealed at the end of the video.”

The track—which saw praise from Refinery29, Brooklyn Vegan, Under the Radar, Substream Magazine, and more—can also be heard at all DSPs. In late May, Stereogum premiered the video for lush and cinematic lead single, The Life, mixed by Peter Mayes (Empire of the Sun); watch it now here and stream the song now here. Memory Emotion, Electric Youth’s first new album in four years, will be released August 9, 2019 via Last Gang Records.

Electric Youth’s self-produced Memory Emotion is the yang to the yin of their acclaimed debut: whereas 2014’s Innerworld had an inward focus and the immersive atmospherics of a headphones album, the new LP looks outward, exploring a wider spectrum of sounds, moods and tempos, resulting in their most dynamic body of work yet. "Memory Emotion is much more outer-world, an album focused on the external world we live in and the way in which we interact with the world as a result of the emotions attached to our memories. Innerworld was finding that sense of self, developing and establishing a viewpoint, and Memory Emotion is us taking that viewpoint with us out into the world,” explains Garrick. 

In order to get into a more personal, comfortable, and emotionally open headspace, Electric Youthwho first broke through on the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film Drive, where their A Real Hero scored pivotal scenesmoved their Toronto studio out of the commercial space they used for the past five years, and into their own home. The studio holds the world class recording gear that was used in the making of Memory Emotion: most notably the duo’s Yamaha-CS80 (widely considered the holy grail of synthesizers), their Lexicon 224 (a classic reverb unit used for Griffin’s vocals, which can be heard on everything from ethereal voices like Enya, to the atmospheric sound of the Blade Runner soundtrack), and their self-made B48 (a sample-based synthesizer built specifically for the new album, which houses 624 individual samples of Griffin’s voice and makes its emotive mark on songs such as The Life and Breathless).

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

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

soundcloud.com/electricyouthmusic

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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THE RUBENS & VIC MENSA TEAM UP FOR NEW SINGLE FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

“…a smooth arrangement of arrhythmic beats where Vic’s breakneck vocals soar as we’re taken between exhilarating and chill-down yelps.”Aupium

Toronto, ON – July 23, 2019 – Australian sensations, The Rubens, are back in a huge way with the release of their new single, Falling Asleep At The Wheel, – a collaboration with Chicago hip-hop star, Vic Mensa. Have a listen here.

The band surprised fans on Sunday by premiering Falling Asleep At The Wheel as a live performance at Australia’s, Splendour in the Grass, music festival. The song was debuted alongside an epic performance by Vic Mensa via LED screen. Following the set, the track had its radio debut by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio.

The Ruben’s front man, Sam Margin, explains how the track came together saying, "We wrote this track in LA earlier in the year and immediately fell in love with it. We wanted to make something out of the box musically and really push the song into new territory for us as a band. I’ve been a fan of Vic Mensa for a while now and think he is one of the most interesting and creative forces in hip hop right now. As luck would have it his guitarist somehow got his hands on the tune and spun it for Vic. Few days later I'm back in LA with Vic putting down his vox at his Silver Lake studio. He nailed it, and next day I was looking over the Pacific Ocean again.

Vic Mensa adds, "The Rubens are fantastic — was honoured to jump on this track. Look out for the boys coming to the US with a big wave."

As well as being a prominent figure in the Chicago music scene, Mensa – signed to Roc Nation - is also a founder of the hip-hop collective Savemoney which includes frequent collaborator Chance the Rapper. He also is the founder of the SavemoneySavelife foundation which combats American racism and injustice through various arts and education programs.

2019 has seen The Rubens travel to North America for a headline tour, perform and release their MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne album + bunker down to write and focus on new music. Previously, The Rubens, have toured with everyone from Group Love, Naked & Famous, Bruce Springsteen, Back Keys, Walk The Moon and claimed the coveted number one spot on triple j’s Hottest 100.

The release of, Falling Asleep At The Wheel, marks the start of an exciting new chapter for The Rubens. Watch out for more news to come!

www.therubensmusic.com

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TEXAS DEATH METAL BEHEMOTHS CREEPING DEATH TO UNLEASH DEBUT ALBUM WRETCHED ILLUSIONS SEPTEMBER 27

WATCH NEW VIDEO AT REVOLVER

TOUR WITH HIGH ON FIRE AND POWER TRIP ANNOUNCED WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – July 23, 2019 – Texas death metal behemoths, Creeping Death, will unleash Wretched Illusions, their full-length debut album worldwide via Entertainment One on September 27, 2019.

Summoned forth from the fertile metal grounds of the Lone Star State, the DIY subculture-bred miscreants of Creeping Death are staging their own sort of musical Alamo, entrenched with their fierce dedication to traditional death metal brutality and the fury of classic thrash.

Revolver Magazine declared Creeping Death an Artist You Need To Know, celebrating the band’s 2018 Specter Of War EP as, “simple and brutal, much like a baseball bat to the face.” No Echo was among the first to shine a light on the Denton, Texas band, admiring the sludgy guitar tones and riffing style of old school death metal and swinging pit-friendly groove. A celebrated performance at Thrasher Magazine’s Death Match 2019 and a buzzed-about co-headlining tour with Fuming Mouth further demonstrated why MetalSucks encouraged readers to, “Get Your Old School Death Metal Fix With New School Band, Creeping Death.”

The band’s blistering new full-length platter, Wretched Illusions, raises the stakes with undeniable and unrelenting anthems like Bloodlust Contamination, World Decay, Corroded From Within, and album opener, Ripping Through Flesh. Each of the record’s 10 tracks is a certified ripper, keeping those baseball bat swings coming, over and over.

Devotees of influential death metal merchants like Blood Red Throne (Norway), Gorguts (Canada), and Grave (Sweden) have a new American band to champion. Creeping Death draw liberally from the template set by those bands along with the speed of early Sepultura (Brazil) and the hammering epic crush of Bolt Thrower (England). All of these classic sounds are re-forged together and reflected through Creeping Death’s own fresh and unique prism.

Wretched Illusions is the kind of jaw-dropping, rifftastic debut that could only come from road hardened chemistry, a collaborative and improvisation heavy rehearsal space, and the lessons of two well received EPs and a tape trading era nostalgic demo. 2016’s Sacrament Of Death and the aforementioned Specter Of War were short bursts of aggressive pummeling that earned the band impressive festival slots and tours with Judiciary, Momentum, and Homewrecker.

Produced by close comrade, Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times), and mixed and mastered by burgeoning tastemaker, Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions is a confident missive of percussive bombast. It’s beyond Creeping Death’s already impressive early rumblings – it’s fast, challenging, and decisive.

In advance of the record’s release, Creeping Death is pleased to unveil the official video for Bloodlust Contamination. Comments the band, “With this album, we really wanted to challenge ourselves and take our sound to the next level. Wretched Illusions is more in your face, more metal, but still 100% Creeping Death. The track Bloodlust Contamination and the video accompanying it should give you a good sense of the intensity of the new LP. We’re incredibly grateful and excited to make the most of all the opportunities presented to us as of lately and we’ll see you on the road.” View the clip, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, here.

Creeping Death will join Inter Arma for an eight-date East Coast tour later this summer. The trek, which will commence on August 30th in Washington, DC and run through September 7th in Harrisonburg Virginia, will be followed by a handful of one-off dates including a performance on Slaughter Que 2019 featuring Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, and more. Creeping Death will close out the year supporting High On Fire and Power Trip on a massive North American tour. The journey will begin November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and rampage its way through over two dozen cities, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, upon its conclusion December 7th in Los Angeles, California. See all confirmed dates below.

Creeping Death’s Wretched Illusions will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-order here.

Track Listing:

1. Ripping Through Flesh
2. Captivity
3. Bloodlust Contamination
4. Sinner's Torch
5. Corroded from Within
6. Peeled from Reality
7. World Decay
8. Wretched Illusions
9. Dawn of Time
10. Consumed

TOUR DATES:
August 28 – Vino’s Pizza -Pub Brewery – Little Rock, AR

With Inter Arma:
August 30 – Atlas Brew Works - Washington, DC
August 31 – Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
September 1 – RPM Fest - Northampton, MA
September 2 – Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME
September 3 – Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
September 4 – Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
September 5 – Small's - Hamtramck, MI
September 6 – Spinelli's - Louisville, KY * Creeping Death only
September 7 – The Golden Pony - Harrisonburg, VA
September 19 – B-Side - Memphis, TN
September 20 – The Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
September 21 – Slaughter Que 2019 @ The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Exodus, Kataklysm, Battlecross, more

With High On Fire, Power Trip:
November 7 –  Levitation Festival @ Mohawk - Austin, TX
November 8 – Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
November 9 – Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
November 10 – Foamhenge - Houston, TX
November 12 – The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
November 13 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
November 15 – Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC
November 16 – The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
November 17 – Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
November 19 – Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
November 20 – Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
November 21 – Elsewhere - New York, NY
November 22 – Elsewhere - New York, NY
November 23 – Webster - Hartford, CT
November 24 – Club Soda - Montreal, QC
November 25 – Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

November 26 – The Majestic - Detroit, MI
November 27 – The Metro - Chicago, IL
November 29 – Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
November 30 – Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
December 2 –  Neumos - Seattle, WA
December 3 – Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
December 4 – Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
December 6 – The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
December 7 – The Regent - Los Angeles, CA

Creeping Death:
Reese Alavi – vocals
Trey Pemberton – guitar
Eric Mejia – bass
Lincoln Mullins – drums

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HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

POWER TRIP, DEVIL MASTER AND CREEPING DEATH TO JOIN GRAMMY-WINNING METAL BAND WITH SHOWS

IN MONTREAL, TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

BAT SALAD EP TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY JULY 26

AWARD-WINNING LP, ELECTRIC MESSIAH OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – July 22, 2019 – GRAMMY Award-winning metal band, High on Fire, has announced a juggernaut North American fall tour with Power Trip. Dates kick off on November 7, 2019, at Levitation Festival, the three-day music festival held in Austin, TX, now in its sixth year, and continue through the end of the year.

The tour will stretch from coast to coast, hitting major markets in North America and Canada, with stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, before wrapping up in southern California in early December. Tickets are on sale Friday, July 26 at 10:00 AM local time. Support on the High on Fire / Power Trip tour will come from rising stars and new label mates Creeping Death.

High on Fire took home the GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance earlier this year for Electric Messiah, the title track from the group's 2018 album of the same name. High on Fire joins the ranks of groups such as Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Metallica and Slayer as winners of the prestigious award, presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry.

"We never really needed an award for doing what we love," says frontman, Matt Pike. "Twenty-one years later, we finally got this. Thank you to the Academy." Pike went on to thank producer Kurt Ballou among others. Bassist Jeff Matz sent out a heartfelt shoutout to long-time manager and friend, Nick John, who passed away last year. 

In April, High on Fire released Bat Salad, a vinyl EP exclusive for Record Store Day. The limited-edition release contains three tracks: the new original, Bat Salad, along with covers of the Celtic Frost classic, Into The Crypts of Rays, and Bad Brains' Don't Bother Me. Originally released solely on vinyl, Bat Salad will now be made available digitally on Friday, July 26.

 

High on Fire released Electric Messiah last year via Entertainment One to some serious critical acclaim. The A.V. Club stated that "The bar for metal album of the year has been raised" and they couldn't be more correct. Electric Messiah landed on a myriad of 2018 year-end "Best of" lists including A.V. Club, Revolver, Loudwire and Consequence of Sound who stated that High on Fire "successfully construct Sabbath-ian, earth-moving riffs as their blueprint." Pitchfork said boldly, "When High on Fire rip, it's like they're tearing through the whole universe."

Additionally, High on Fire will be performing at 2019 Psycho Las Vegas taking place August 16-18, 2019 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort. Tickets are on sale now, click here for more info.

 

Electric Messiah reunites the band once again with producer, Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak), for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”

 

It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High on Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, Electric Messiah is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty. 

 

About High On Fire
Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, High on Fire creates dynamic metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness. Described as "a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume," High on Fire has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and unique. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike -- also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP -- along with powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and talented bassist Jeff Matz. High on Fire's most recent studio album, Electric Messiah, was released on October 9, 2018, and won a GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

 

High On Fire is: Matt Pike / Des Kensel / Jeff Matz

 

TOUR DATES

November 7 - Austin, TX Mohawk (as part of 2019 Levitation Festival)
November 8 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live 
November 10 - Houston, TX @ Foamhenge 
November 12 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum 
November 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
November 15 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend 
November 16 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry 
November 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
November 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 
November 20 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
November 21 - New York, NY @ Elsewhere
November 22 - New York, NY @ Elsewhere
November 23 - Hartford, CT @ Webster 
November 24 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda 
November 25 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

November 26 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
November 27 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
November 29 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
November 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
December 2 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos 
December 3 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

December 4 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom 
December 6 - Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
December 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent 

Purchase/stream Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

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

www.highonfire.net

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

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half•alive RELEASE NEW TRACK PURE GOLD

DEBUT ALBUM NOW, NOT YET ON AUGUST 9

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE FREE
AND PRE-ORDER NOW

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

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

 

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

 

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

TRACKLISTING:

1. Free

2. Loves Missing

3. Sonali

4. James Bond

5. Dirty Sanchez

6. Glow In The Dark

7. Page

8. We Are The People

9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

10. The Dawn

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

 

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www.iggypop.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peppa Pig: My First Album Tracklisting

1.It’s Peppa Pig

2.Bing Bong Zoo

3.Let’s Get Ready!

4.Expert Daddy Pig

5.Rainbow, Rainbow

6.Super Potato’s Theme

7.Peppa and Friends

8.The Class of Madame Gazelle

9.Festival Fun!

10.Jumping in Muddy Puddles

11.Holidays!

12.Traffic

13.Balloon Ride

14.Busy Miss Rabbit

15.Peppa’s Party Time

16.Peppa’s Lullaby

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

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

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2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE SHORT LIST IS HERE

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

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

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

TORONTO, ON – Le mardi 16 juillet 2019

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

Voici la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2019:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts médias:

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

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

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

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio): polarismusicprize.ca/media
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ACROSS THE BOARD: 10% MORE TO GO

TORONTO, ON – July 16, 2019 – Beginning in 2017, Across The Board conducted a study across 30 Canadian music industry boards, finding that women only held 19% of the seats. In an aim to achieve 50:50 gender parity on the boards of directors of Canadian music industry associations and organizations by 2020, Across The Board is thrilled to announce that we are 10% away from accomplishing this goal.

In December 2018, Across The Board distributed a survey to compile information on the progress of this initiative. The results of the data showed that the participation of women on boards of directors had more than doubled to 40% by 2018's year end.

Across The Board would like to thank each organization who has responded to the need for gender parity, by actively working towards recruiting women for their boards. ATB would like to extend their congratulations to AFM/CFM Local 820, Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Human Resources Council, MusicOntario (Committee), Ontario Arts Council, Polaris Music Prize, and Re:Sound, all of which have accomplished the 50:50 goal amongst their board of directors.

The rapid response in moving towards the 50:50 goal in the Canadian music industry is remarkable, but there is still work to be done. Across The Board will continue to engage in advocacy and awareness, but rely on their peers in the industry to act as collaborators in this venture. ATB encourages you to continue to advocate for gender parity on boards and share this news across your network. Any Canadian music industry associations and personnel who are interested in participating should contact Across The Board for more information on how to get involved.

About Across The Board

Across The Board is an advocacy movement to pursue gender parity on the boards of directors of organizations that impact the Canadian music industry. Across The Board's vision is equal gender representation by 2020 to better reflect the industry population. The four cornerstones of the movement are i) advocacy and public awareness, and to encourage the industry to ii) recruit women as board members, iii) be transparent in board recruiting and change-over, and,  iii) offer governance training programs for the next generation of leaders. These efforts will result in diverse and balanced leadership on boards of directors which will in turn strengthen the industry as a whole.

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GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW PROJECT ELLEVATION

NEW VIDEO FOR KINDA LOVE

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

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

TRACKLIST:

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

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ELECTRIC YOUTH SHARE NEW SINGLE ARAWA

NEW ALBUM MEMORY EMOTION
OUT AUGUST 9 LAST GANG RECORDS


NY RELEASE SHOW AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG ON AUGUST 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UNDEROATH RELEASE NEW SINGLE LONELINESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, July 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

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

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

SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOWS IN OTTAWA AND WATERLOO

NEW SINGLES THE DEMONESS AND MOMENTA

AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM, BINARY GARDEN, OUT TOMORROW

PRE-SAVE/ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRACK LIST:

1. Momenta

2. Pseudo Intellect

3. Erode

4. Another Place

5. Whiteout

6. Disenchant

7. The Last Canary

8. The Demoness

9. Essence

10. Abyss

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

Pre-order Binary Garden: ffm.to/binarygarden

TOUR DATES:

July 11 - Hobart, IN @ The Art Theater

July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

July 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Eclipse

July 16 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 18 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

July 19 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse @ El Corazon

July 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin

July 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

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

July 28 - Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

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

July 30 - Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

August 1 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

August 2 - Margate, FL @ OMalley's

August 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub

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

August 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

August 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

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

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

TWO NEW SONGS AVALIABLE NOW:
JELMORE AND FAITH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COMMON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LET LOVE ON AUGUST 30

SHARES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO HERCULES FEATURING SWIZZ BEATZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 13 - Garden City, Idaho – Revolution Concert House

July 14 - Seattle, WA – The Moore

July 16 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

July 17 - Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield

July 18 - Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

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

July 21 - Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

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

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

August 7 - Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

August 8 - Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

August 9 - Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

August 10 - Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

August 11 - McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater

August 14 - Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

August 15 - Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre

August 16 - Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

August 20 - Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

August 21 - Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium

August 22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

August 23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater

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

August 28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

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

September 7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

September 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

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

September 12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

September 14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

September 15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

September 16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

September 18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

September 19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

WATCH – HERCULES: found.ee/Common_HerculesVideo

WATCH – HER Love: fanlink.to/bRTg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toronto, ON – July 9, 219 – Multi-platinum singer songwriter, Serena Ryder and Pandyamonium Management proudly announce the launch of ArtHaus, a multi-purpose creative working space where professionals and artists in the industry can collaborate and connect. With a passion for art and community, ArtHaus aims to cultivate a working network of creatives. 

“We bought this building together in the west end of Toronto,” explains Ryder. “To bring as many artists — painters, storytellers, musicians — into a space where they can create with people who’ve been doing it a long time that can give them short cuts around the bullshit. I can’t wait to see everybody flourish.”  - Serena Ryder (Globe and Mail, 2018).

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

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

With songwriting camps, recording sessions and seminars underway, ArtHaus is planning to host a special event of its own. ArtHaus will open its doors on September 12, 2019 (save the date) for an invite-only launch party, inviting the arts community to explore the facility.

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

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

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WAGE WAR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PRESSURE

OUT AUGUST 30 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE THE OG FEATURING BLACK BEAR

CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR SUMMER RELEASED

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

07/12: Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede

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

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

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AUSTRALIA’S BUSBY MAROU SHARE NEW SINGLE OVER DRINKING OVER YOU

NEW ALBUM THE GREAT DIVIDE OUT THIS SEPTEMBER

CANADIAN TOUR DATES KICK OFF NEXT WEEK WITH SHOWS IN GRAVENHURST, TORONTO, BURNSTOWN AND GUELPH

Toronto, ON – July 5, 2019 – Best known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship, Busby Marou – a.k.a. Tom Busby (hailing from sunny Queensland) and Jeremy Marou (from the beautiful Torres Strait Islands) – today share their brand new single, Over Drinking Over You, the first taste of their fourth studio album, The Great Divide, due for release this September. Have a listen to the new single here, and catch the band on tour in Canada this month (full details below).

With millions of global streams, top 20 airplay and three ARIA charting albums – including their ARIA Gold self-titled album – 2013 ARIA Top 5 Farewell Fitzroy, and most recently, the ARIA #1 debut, Postcards From The Shell House, it is clear that Busby Marou are fast becoming a national Australian treasure.

Firmly established as one of Australia’s hardest working and most loved live bands, Tom and Jeremy have been playing music together for over a decade since their initial music connection at a pub in Rockhampton. There is potent chemistry that drives Busby Marou, and it is that unwritten agenda, a simple intangible understanding between them, that they will continue to drive into the exciting new chapter in their remarkable career.

2019 started with the recording of their fourth studio album, The Great Divide, with Oscar Dawson (Alex Lahey/Holy Holy) at the helm as producer. The connection was instant and compelling, and the result is the proudest moment in the bands career to date. Speaking of the new album, the duo noted, “The Great Divide is not about division or adversaries. It's about recognising that we all have a different account of events in our own lives and celebrating how those differences combine to create a unique and colourful story. Without our great divide, there is no Busby Marou story.”

Over Drinking Over You is a song about when fun habits stop being fun. The symptom is a broken heart and the medicine is the whiskey to endure it. This new record is a powerful chapter of the story of two men, from two different worlds, on the same journey. This is the first chapter demonstrating maturity as a result of sharing life experiences. It's the wisdom of love, heartbreak, and grief. It's the education by mistakes. It's the knowledge of truth. It's the appreciation of the journey. It's the respect of culture. It's pride. Proud of where they came from, but more importantly proud of who they've become. The modern face of Australia.

This month, the duo will make the trip over to Canada, to play a string of shows across Ontario, including stops in Gravenhurst, Toronto, Burnstown, and at Hillside Festival in Guelph. On stage, a key element of Busby Marou’s performance is the intertwining of vocal interplay of two life-long mates. The duo puts an exuberant energy into touring their home country, loving the live experience as much in a country beer barn, as they do in a slick inner city theatre, and capped off 2018 by playing their biggest ever headline show to over 3,000 people in Rockhampton at their own One Hot Night festival.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

July 10 – Gravenhurst, ON – Peters Players

July 11 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall

July 12 – Burnstown – Neat Café

July 13 & 14 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

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

BRANDY AND DANIEL CAESAR’S LOVE AGAIN OUT NOW

NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM SLATED FOR FALL 2019

ESSENCE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Single Artwork

www.4everbrandy.com

About Entertainment One

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

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

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

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE IN VIOLET

ON TOUR WITH REAL FRIENDS IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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www.grayscalepa.com

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

BANDOLERA is available on all digital platforms now!
 

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

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

LATEST EDITION OF ICONIC SERIES DROPS JULY 26

LISTEN TO TRACKS FROM
TAKING BACK SUNDAY + SET IT OFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MOON TAXI RELEASES NEW SINGLE RESTLESS VIA RCA RECORDS

LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AURAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE THE DEMONESS

SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOW IN OTTAWA ON AUGUST 10

NEW SINGLE MOMENTA AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM BINARY GARDEN OUT JULY 12, 2019
 

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order Binary Garden: ffm.to/binarygarden

TOUR DATES:

July 10 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

July 11 - Hobart, IN @ The Art Theater

July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

July 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Eclipse

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

July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 18 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

July 19 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse

July 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin

July 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

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

July 28 - Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

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

July 30 - Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

August 1 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

August 2 - Margate, FL @ OMalley's

August 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub

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

August 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

August 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

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THE BUILDING UNVEILS PETRA

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

FIRST SINGLE, PURIFIER AVAILABLE NOW - LISTEN HERE

MUSIC VIDEO STREAMING ON YOUTUBE - WATCH HERE

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TRACK LIST

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2.All Things New5.Life Half Lived

6.When I Think Of You

7.Never Understand

8.Never Was Alone

9.Peace’s Eternal Truth Reveals All

 

TOUR DATES:

November 2 - Youngstown, OH@ Westside Bowl

November 3 - Chicago, IL@ Sleeping Village

November 4 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

November 7 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

November 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

November 9 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

November 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord

November 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

November 13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

November 15 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links

November 16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

November 17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

November 19 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

November 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

November 22 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

November 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

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

 

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SET IT OFF RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR TRACK HOURGLASS

NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT
OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE CONTORTIONIST RELEASE EARLY GRAVE SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

ALL NEW EP OUR BONES OUT AUGUST 9, 2019

PRE-ORDERS/SAVES AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Pre-order Our Bones: ffm.to/ourbonesep

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

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

July 9 – Kitchener, ON – Elements

July 10 – London, ON – London Music Hall

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

July 13 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre

July 14 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

July 16 – Fargo, ND – The Windbreak

July 17 – Minneapolis, MS  - Varsity Theater

July 18 – Madison, WI – The Red Zone Madison

July 19 – Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater

July 20 – Newport, KY – Thompson House

July 21 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theatre

July 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater

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

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

July 26 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

July 27 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

July 28- Reading, PA – Reverb

July 29 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

August 3 – Venice, IT – Argo16

August 4 – Milan, IT – Circolo Svolta

August 6 – Wiesbaden, GR- Kesselhaus

August 7 – Dresden, GR – Beatpol

August 8 – Warszawa, PL- Hydrozagdka

August 9 – Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival

August 10 – Berlin, GR – Musik & Frieden

August 11 – Hamburg, GR – Knust

August 13 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn

August 14 – Cologne, GR – Club Volta

August 15 – Dinkelsbuhl, GR – Summer Breeze Festival

August 17 – Bristol, UK – Arctangent Festival

August 19 – Dublin, UK – Voodoo Lounge

August 20 – Belfast, UK – The Speakeasy

August 22 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Summer Festival Dates

June 23 – Huron Multicultural Festival – Goderich, ON

June 30 – Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ottawa, ON

July 1 – Dundas Square – Toronto, ON

July 5 – Cultura Festival – North York, ON

July 19 – Elora Festival – Elora, ON

July 26 – Himmelstorm Festival – Hundested, DK

July 28 – WOMAD Festival – Charlton Park, UK

September 12 – Harvest Jazz Festival – Fredericton, NB

September 14 – Kensington Market Jazz Festival – Toronto, ON

September 21 – Cultivate Festival – Port Hope, ON

2019 Western Canadian Tour

October 31 – Spirit Bar – Nelson, BC

November 1 – Dream Café – Penticton, BC

November 2 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

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

November 5 – Parksville BC (Venue TBC)

November 7 – Hinton AB (School Workshops)

November 8 – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB

November 9 – The Gateway – Calgary, AB

November 12 – The Bassment – Saskatoon, SK

November 13 – The Artesian –  Regina, SK

November 15 – Margaret Greenham Theatre – Banff, AB

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

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

STREET SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM BORN 2 RAP

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

Stream West Side: ffm.to/thegame_westside

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

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

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TYLER CHILDERS’ ALL YOUR’N PREMIERES TODAY

NEW ALBUM COUNTRY SQUIRE
OUT AUGUST 2

COUNTRY SQUIRE RUN
HEADLINING TOUR CONFIRMED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH THE VIDEO
DIRECTED BY JON CHU FILMED IN LA

TOP 5 AAA RADIO + OVER 8 MILLION STREAMS

SOLD OUT TOUR CLOSER ON SATURDAY
AT HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

 

“Timeless” - Pitchfork
 

“Emotional” - Rolling Stone

 

“Absolutely mesmerizing” - Vulture

 

 

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

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

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

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

“An incredible show” - Denver Westword

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

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

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

Buy and stream Violet Street here.

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

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

July 15 - SINGAPORE @ The Pavilion at Far East Square

July 17 - TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN @ The Wall  

July 19 - SYDNEY, AU @ Oxford Art Factory

July 20 - MELBOURNE, AU @ The Espy

July 21 - WOOYUNG, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

July 21 - WOOYUNG, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

September 14 - NASHVILLE, TN @ Marathon Music Work

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

September 17 - ORLANDO, FL @ The Plaza Live

September 18 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL @ Revolution Live

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

September 21 - WILMINGTON, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

September 22 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Orange Peel

September 24 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall

September 25 - BALTIMORE, MD @ Rams Head Live

September 28 - AMSTERDAM, NL @ Paradiso

September 29 - BRUSSELS, BE @ Botanique

September 30 - PARIS, FR @ Maroquinerie

October 1 - ZURICH, CH @ Rote Fabrik

October 3 - BERLIN, DE @ Lido

October 5 - STOCKHOLM, SE @ Slaktkyran

October 6 - COPENHAGEN, DK @ Pumpehuset

October 8 - COLOGNE, DE @ Luxor

October 10 - BRIGHTON, UK @ Concorde 2

October 11 - MANCHESTER, UK @ Gorilla

October 12 - DUBLIN, IE @ The Academy

October 14 - EDINBURGH, UK @ Summerhall

October 15 - LEEDS, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall

October 16 - LONDON, UK @ Electric Brixton

October 17 - BRISTOL, UK @ Fleece

* - in-store performance

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2019 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LONG LIST IS HERE

WINNIPEG, MB – Thursday, June 20, 2019

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

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

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

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

WINNIPEG, MB – Le jeudi 20 juin 2019

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

Voici la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2019:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts médias:

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

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

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

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

SHOW IN TORONTO AT THE MOD CLUB ON OCTOBER 15

NEW ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 6TH

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW 

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

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

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

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

Tour Dates

September 16 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

September 17 – Neumos - Seattle, WA

September 20 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA

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

September 26 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA

September 28 - Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

September 29 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM

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

October 2 - The Parish – Austin, TX

October 4 - Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN

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

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

October 10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

October 14 - The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

October 15 - The Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON

October 17 - Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL

October 18 - Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

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

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

www.whereismuna.com

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

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOWNLOAD – festival poster

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AUSTRALIA’S BUSBY MAROU ANNOUNCES 2019 CANADIAN TOUR

INCLUDES STOPS IN GRAVENHURST, TORONTO,
BURNSTOWN AND GUELPH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:

August 7 - Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

August 8 - Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

August 9 - Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

August 10 - Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

August 11 - McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater

August 14 - Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

August 15 - Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre

August 16 - Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

August 20 - Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

August 21 - Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium

August 22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

August 23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater

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

August 28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

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

*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

September 7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

September 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

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

September 12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

September 14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

September 15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

September 16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra

September 18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

September 19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:

July 9 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Jazz Festival

July 11 - Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

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

July 13 - Garden City, Idaho – Revolution Concert House

July 14 - Seattle, WA – The Moore

July 16 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

July 17 - Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield

July 18 - Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

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

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

July 21 - Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

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

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

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

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

ON TOUR IN CANADA THROUGH THE SUMMER

NEW RECORD SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for more from Dave Sampson throughout 2019!

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

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www.davesampson.ca

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UNION DUKE SHARE REFLECTIVE NEW SONG LADIDADIDA

VIDEO PREMIERES VIA EXCLAIM!
 

SHOW IN TORONTO TONIGHT AT LEE’S PALACE
 

INFO AND TICKETS

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buy and stream Ladidadida: bit.ly/2KP7pkE

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

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

LISTEN HERE

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

TOUR DATES

June 14 - Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA

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

June 16 - Lebanon Opera House - Lebanon, NH

June 17 - Sony Hall - New York, NY

June 19 - The Space at Westbury - Westbury, NY

June 20 - Palace Theatre - Greensburg, PA

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

June 23 – Minnesota Zoo – Apple Valley, MN

June 30 – Glastonbury Festival – Worthy Farm, UK

July 1 - Colston Hall - Bristol

July 2 - Union Chapel - London

July 4 - Tivoliredenburg Hertz - Utrecht

July 6 - Ulmer Zelt - Ulm

July 7 – Muffathalle - Munich

July 9 - Amager Bio – Copenhagen

July 11 – Black & Blue Festival – Varese, IT

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

July 13 – Volo sul Mondo Festival –  Verona, IT

July 14 – Delta Blues Festival – Rovigo, IT

July 16 – Archa Theatre – Prague, CZ

July 17 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna

July 18 - Poolbar Festival - Feldkirch

July 21 - Blue Balls Festival - Lucerne

July 23 - Blue Note Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

July 24 - Blue Note Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

August 25 - Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

September 5 - Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

September 6 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX

September 7 - Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX

September 10 - Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre – Hattiesburg, MS

September 12 - The Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI

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

September 14 - Michigan Theatre - Ann Arbor, MI

September 15 - Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH

September 17- Peace Center – Greenville, SC

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

September 19 - Gaillard Center – Charleston, SC

September 22 – Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK

September 25 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 26 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 27 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO

September 28 - Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO

October 4 - Revolution Hall – Portland, OR

October 6 – The Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

October 8 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR

October 9 - The Egyptian Theatre – Boise, ID

October 12 - Eccles Center - Park City, UT

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

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

SET FOR RELEASE JULY 19

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

PRE-ORDER NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peppa Pig: My First Album Tracklisting

1.It’s Peppa Pig

2.Bing Bong Zoo

3.Let’s Get Ready!

4.Expert Daddy Pig

5.Rainbow, Rainbow

6.Super Potato’s Theme

7.Peppa and Friends

8.The Class of Madame Gazelle

9.Festival Fun!

10.Jumping in Muddy Puddles

11.Holidays!

12.Traffic

13.Balloon Ride

14.Busy Miss Rabbit

15.Peppa’s Party Time

16.Peppa’s Lullaby

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

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

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AURAS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

SUPPORTING NIGHT VERSUS AND
RED HANDED DENIAL ON SELECT DATES

NEW SINGLE MOMENTA AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM BINARY GARDEN OUT JULY 12, 2019

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order Binary Garden: ffm.to/binarygarden

Track List:

1. Momenta

2. Pseudo Intellect

3. Erode

4. Another Place

5. Whiteout

6. Disenchant

7. The Last Canary

8. The Demoness

9. Essence

10. Abyss

TOUR DATES:

July 10 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary

July 11 - Hobart, IN @ The Art Theater

July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

July 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Eclipse

July 16 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

July 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 18 - Redding, CA @ The Dip

July 19 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse @ El Corazon

July 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin

July 23 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

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

July 28 - Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

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

July 30 - Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

August 1 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

August 2 - Margate, FL @ OMalley's

August 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 6 - Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub

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

August 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

August 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

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

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

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RHYE SHARES NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR MALIBU NIGHTS

SPIRIT PIANO PROJECT OUT NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Dates:

June 15 - Madrid, Spain @ Paraiso Festival

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

June 18 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg

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

June 21 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Bel Etage

June 22 - Tbilisi, Georgia @ Tbilisi Open Air

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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

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

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

September 14 – Ottawa, Canada @ City Folk Festival

September 15 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick

September 17 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Broadway Theatre

September 19 - Calgary, Canada @ The Palace

September 20 - Edmonton, Canada @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

September 23 - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue

September 24 - Victoria, Canada @ Capital Ballroom

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www.rhyemusic.com

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

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

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

NEW TRACK RUNAWAY OUT NOW WITH VIDEO

ON TOUR WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN
TORONTO AND MONTREAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE SOMETHING KEEPS CALLING

FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, INCLUDING LA, BROOKLYN AND MORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.raphaelsaadiqmusic.com

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DJDS SHARE NEW SONG MAGIC LOOP OUT NOW

LISTEN HERE AND WATCH THE VIDEO                                                                     

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

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

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

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

 

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MUNA TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD ON SEPTEMBER 6

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW 

FIRST SINGLE NUMBER ONE FAN OUT NOW WITH VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BEOGA RELEASES NEW TRACK LET YOU GO FEATURING ANDERSON EAST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BAD BOOKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE UFO

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

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS JUNE 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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“Timeless” - Pitchfork

“Emotional” - Rolling Stone

“Absolutely mesmerizing” - Vulture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch When Am I Gonna Lose You Here

Watch Cafe Amarillo Here

Watch Tap Dancer Here

Listen to Megaton Mile Here

Buy and stream Violet Street here.

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

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

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

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

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

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

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

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

July 21 - WOOYUNG, AU @ Splendour in the Grass

September 14 - NASHVILLE, TN @ Marathon Music Work

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

September 17 - ORLANDO, FL @ The Plaza Live

September 18 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL @ Revolution Live

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

September 21 - WILMINGTON, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

September 22 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Orange Peel

September 24 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall

September 25 - BALTIMORE, MD @ Rams Head Live

September 28 - AMSTERDAM, NL @ Paradiso

September 29 - BRUSSELS, BE @ Botanique

September 30 - PARIS, FR @ Maroquinerie

October 1 - ZURICH, CH @ Rote Fabrik

October 3 - BERLIN, DE @ Lido

October 5 - STOCKHOLM, SE @ Slaktkyran

October 6 - COPENHAGEN, DK @ Pumpehuset

October 8 - COLOGNE, DE @ Luxor

October 10 - BRIGHTON, UK @ Concorde 2

October 11 - MANCHESTER, UK @ Gorilla

October 12 - DUBLIN, IE @ The Academy

October 14 - EDINBURGH, UK @ Summerhall

October 15 - LEEDS, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall

October 16 - LONDON, UK @ Electric Brixton

October 17 - BRISTOL, UK @ Fleece

* - in-store performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUT NOW VIA SONY/RCA

LISTEN TO BE SOMEONE HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS

 

DEBUTS NEW SONG THE WHEELS OF LAREDO

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WHILE I’M LIVIN TRACKLIST:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BON IVER RELEASES NEW SONGS HEY, MA AND U (MAN LIKE)

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WATCH VIDEOS FOR HEY, MA AND U (MAN LIKE)

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR EXPANDS WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – June 3, 2019 – Today, Bon Iver release Hey, Ma and U (Man Like), two new songs featuring contributions from Bruce Hornsby, Moses Sumney, Jenn Wasner, Elsa Jensen, Psymun, Phil Cook, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and others. Listen here, watch the videos for “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like)”, and find full credits below.

“This project began with a single person, but throughout the last 11 years, the identity of Bon Iver has bloomed and can only be defined by the faces in the ever-growing family we are.” – JV22

Bon Iver have also announced a new slate of North American tour dates for September and October, including Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, and more listed below. The larger scale of touring reflects the growing community around the band in both recording and live performance and invites the audience to gather for an exciting new production. To further the growing community, Jenn Wasner, of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes, will join Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Matthew McCaughan, Michael Lewis, and Andrew Fitzpatrick to form the Bon Iver live band. Feist, Indigo Girls, Sharon Van Etten, and Yo La Tengo will support select dates. Tickets are available here at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, June 7th, following an artist presale from June 5th, 10 a.m. local time, to June 6th, 10 p.m. local time.

Hey, Ma
Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, BJ Burton
Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, Andrew Sarlo, BJ Burton
Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, BJ Burton
Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch
Musicians:
Ben Lester - CP-70 Electric Piano
Psymun – Sampling
Justin Vernon
- Matrix 6, Guitar
Brian Moen – Drums
Jenn Wasner - Voice, Guitar
Jake Luppen
- Guitar
Buddy Ross – Synth
Rob Moose - Violin, Viola, String Arrangement, Worm Crew
Arrangement, Conductor
Brad Cook – Basses
Worm Crew – Horns
Writers: Justin Vernon, Brad Cook, BJ Burton

Video:
Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson 
Home videos provided by The Vernon Family

U (Man Like)
Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon
Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, Wayne Pooley
Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina
Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch
Musicians:
Justin Vernon - Bass, Voice
Bruce Hornsby - Piano, Voice
Phil Cook – Piano and B3, Voice
Elsa Jensen - Voice
Moses Sumney – Voice
Jenn Wasner – Voice
Rob Moose - Violin, Viola, Octave Viola, String Arrangement, Worm Crew Arrangement
Worm Crew – Horns
Brooklyn Youth Chorus + Bryce Dessner – Choral
Writers: Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Naeem Hanks, Chris
Messina

Video:
Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson

BON IVER TOUR DATES
6/4 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU - Rockhal
6/8 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival
6/12 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest
6/14 - Malmo, SE - Mölleplatsen
6/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
7/7 - Montreux, CH - Montreux Jazz Festival
7/11 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
7/13 - Oeiras, PT - NOS Alive
7/16 - Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourvière
7/17 - Verona, IT - Castello Scaligero, Villafranca di Verona
7/19 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
7/21 - Gräfenhainichen, DE - Melt Festival
8/31 - Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater*
9/2 - Vail, CO - Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater∞
9/3 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre∞
9/4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center∞
9/6 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre∞
9/7 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum∞
9/10 - Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds∞
9/12 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center∞
9/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum∞
10/3 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center†
10/4 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena†
10/6 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena†
10/8 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center†
10/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center†
10/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center‡
10/15 - Boston, MA - TD Garden†
10/17 - Washington, DC - The Anthem†
10/19 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena†

*w/ Indigo Girls
∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten
† w/ Feist
‡ w/ Yo La Tengo

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ELECTRIC YOUTH ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS MEMORY EMOTION

OUT AUGUST 9, 2019 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE THE LIFE OUT NOW VIA STEREOGUM

WATCH VIDEO HERE

ANNOUNCE NYC SHOW AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG ON AUGUST 17

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

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

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

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

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

Those feelings fuel Memory Emotion, from the nervous energy of The Life to the melancholic sweetness of ARAWA (short for As Restless As We Are). Electric Youth’s scoring work has expanded the textures and feelings of their music, as working on films has introduced them to sounds they wouldn&r