HEALTH COLLABORATE WITH XIU XIU ON NEW SINGLE DELICIOUS APE

ANNOUNCE HEADLINE 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

US CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH DAUGHTERS CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER, INCLUDING NYC’S BROOKLYN STEEL ON DECEMBER 19

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR OUT NOW


"...one of the most intense and electrifying
bands in the U.S."
- Kerrang!

"...the band approaches at times Ministry-like levels of
industrial-metal aggression."
- Revolver

“HEALTH's most ominous, brooding, and diverse effort yet -
and consequently their best.”  
- Metal Injection, 9/10 stars

"...electricity crackles off its hydraulic-press-and-jackhammer racket in a way that energizes album highlights 'Black Static' and 'Strange Days (1999)' ... it's a powerhouse of an album." - Decibel Magazine

"Ambitious L.A. noise-rock trio HEALTH pushes the envelope even further on album No. 4. The title’s nod to Black Sabbath is apropos; new songs introduce a shock of metal to its daring blend of dance music and forbidding noise textures." - New York Magazine

"Through the medium of abrasive beats and tortured, explosive synth textures the band tackle the world’s uneasy conscience, resulting in a remarkably cathartic listen." - The Line of Best Fit, 8/10 stars

"...the trio deliver at once their heaviest, catchiest, most decipherable and least predictable album.... HEALTH meld the spiraling instrumentation of their earliest work, with the hooky structure of last album 'DEATH MAGIC' and then coat this creation in the blackest industrial ooze." - DIY Magazine, 4/5 stars

“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is filled with perversely catchy songs
about death and hopelessness”
- All Music, 4/5 stars

“They have indeed gotten even heavier on VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which doesn’t sound like an indie/noise band experimenting with industrial music but a true industrial record.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“...one of the most substantial industrial rock records of recent memory” - HYPEBEAST

“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is a career-defining achievement...”
- Sputnik Reviews, 5/5 stars

“...an intense, dark and aggressive album, arguably their heaviest to date”  - Treble Magazine, ‘Album of the Week’

"The Los Angeles band contort their way through a dark and heavy electrified rock fantasy in which there’s no telling what’s around the bend, as drastically heavy electronic music production seeps through the cracks of
somewhat traditional rock instrumentation." - New Noise Magazine

 

Toronto, ON – December 12, 2019 – Today, HEALTH released Delicious Ape, a new single in collaboration with Xiu Xiu. HEALTH says of their sixth collaborative track out now via Loma Vista Recordings: “The noise/DIY scene of the mid 00's was characterized by an incredibly high tolerance for ‘difficult' musical experiences. In many ways, the petit arms race to fortify our listening habits with the avant garde while competing with a handful of unknown bands to create the most challenging music possible was ironically juvenile and provincial. A preoccupation with abrasive experimentalism is not exactly a recipe for toe tapping or hummable melody, and many of us obscured the more enjoyable elements of music-making and listening in favor of weird shit...But not Xiu Xiu goddamn it. 

No other project of the most formative era for our band even comes close to so perfectly combining the elements of free noise, drone music, and experimental electronics with raw emotion, melody and choruses. Nobody else even had choruses. Not many of us are left of this particular vintage. Most of the scene moved on to djing house and starting podcasts. Xiu Xiu is still making great and uniquely moving music. We are simply happy to get the chance to be a part of it. What did The Minutemen say? ‘Mr. Narrator, this is Bob Dylan to me.’ Yeah, something like that.” Listen to Delicious Ape HERE.

The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller have also today announced new headline European tour dates for April 2020; tickets are on sale now. HEALTH continue their co-headline tour with Daughters, and special guest Show Me The Body, tonight in Birmingham, including an upcoming show at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on December 19th. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates.

 

HEALTH released their latest acclaimed LP VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR in February via Loma Vista Recordings. Since its release, the band has toured extensively around the world, created their second video game score for Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto Online: Arena War Official Soundtrack), and debuted five other collaborative singles with Ghostmane (JUDGEMENT NIGHT), JPEGMAFIA (HATE YOU), Youth Code (INNOCENCE), Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and Soccer Mommy/Corin Roddick of Purity Ring (MASS GRAVE). Watch HEALTH’s recent live session for The Ringer Room HERE and for Revolver Magazine HERE.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for streaming and purchase HERE.

Album bio, press shots, and cover art HERE.

HEALTH - TOUR DATES:

December 13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn#

December 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade#

December 15 - Orlando, FL @ The Orpheum#

December 17 - Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

December 18 - Washington DC @ 9.30 Club#

December 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel#

December 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#

December 21 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club#

April 16, 2020 - Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival

April 17, 2020 - Cologne, DE @ Art Theatre

April 18, 2020 - Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz

April 19, 2020 - Krakow, PL @ ZetPeTe

April 20, 2020 - Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka

April 21, 2020 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu

April 23, 2020 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain, New Noise Night

# co-headline w/ Daughters, special guest Show Me The Body

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Soundcloud: found.ee/HEALTH_SC

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LEXXICON REFLECTS ON NEW SONG LONELY

PREMIERES VIA PURE GRAIN AUDIO

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR LONELY

2020 TORONTO SHOWS ANNOUNCED

NEW ALBUM BASHMENT TRAP HOUSE  OUT JANUARY 31, 2020

Toronto, ON – December 12, 2019 – Following a big album announcement, Toronto-based Hip-Hop/Dancehall hybrid, Lexxicon, reflects on his new single, Lonely, which premiered at Pure Grain Audio today. The song was produced by Edmonton’s Artafacts Music, and is from his forthcoming album, Bashment Trap House, out on January 31, 2020. You can catch Lexxicon perform the new tracks live in the New Year, as he just announced two shows in Toronto, performing at The Baby G on January 26 and February 23. Listen to Lonely and watch the lyric video here.

“This song is for those who have gone through times in their lives where they felt alone and that they had no support from anyone,” Lexxicon reflects. “Many of us have certain experiences where no matter who is around us we still have to go through it alone. For me, it was begin diagnosed with Crohn's disease and dealing with the hospital visits, medication changes, and multiple side effects. During that time was when I felt extremely alone and was the inspiration for this song. I just hope putting my feelings to music can help someone going through a similar situation.”

Last month, Lexxicon brought the heat with Bashment Trap House’s first single, Fatty Fatty, celebrating inclusion and body positivity.

“This track is to get your blood running, heart pumping, and emotions jumping,” Lexxicon says of Fatty Fatty. “It’s a little piece of the islands with a twist, the perfect addition to your personal gym playlist!

Produced by Kontrabandz, Fatty Fatty is about celebrating life, tying into the project’s overall theme around Lexxicon’s journey as a Jamaican/Canadian hybrid Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist. The hook is gender-neutral, embracing an inclusive party track that everyone can vibe to. Overall, the song's message is to be confident in your body and draws elements from 90s Dancehall music with a Hip Hop backdrop. 

About Lexxicon
Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist Lexxicon fluctuates between Dancehall Patois, R&B harmonies, and melodic rapping with pure power. Born in Jamaica, Lexxicon moved to Birmingham, England and then New York City before settling in Toronto, Canada, where he found the drive, passion, and tools to become a recording artist. He honed his talent by growing in some of the city’s talent incubators such as R.I.S.E Edutainment, and UrbanArts – B.M.M.

After taking the stage at Afro Fest, Kothu Fest, Canadian Music Week, T-Dot Fest and the Culture Shock Block Party, the experience of Lexxicon’s live performances can be described as a powerful presence. The Toronto-based artist’s up-tempo hybrid sound comes from many influences of Sean Paul to Tory Lanez. His vision is to push the boundaries of hip-hop music, by blurring genres lines and adding his Jamaican background to his music.

 

Lexxicon is also an active member of Toronto’s creative community, founding a rising showcase series called AfroWave Toronto, that advocates for Dancehall, Afrobeats and Reggaeton representation in the local music scene. He attended Ryerson University and founded student group called RyeSWAT (now RyeRecords) for artists on campus to record an album (The Vision – Various ArtistsGenesis EP – Various Artists) and release music. In addition, he has worked with Ryerson’s Caribbean Student’s Association, United Black students at Ryerson, Poetic Exchange, and Psychology Student’s Association.

Listen to Lonely: fanlink.to/LexxiconLonely
Watch lyric video for Lonely: bit.ly/2YL09vo
Listen to Fatty Fatty: fanlink.to/FattyFatty
Watch lyric video for Fatty Fatty: youtu.be/qB0y-EJqfmI

Bashment Trap House Tracklist:
1. Di Don Don
2. Fatty Fatty
3. Baddaz
4. Lucky Lucky
5. Back Pon Wall
6. SuperStar
7. Side Ting 
8. City Pon Mi Back
9. I Think I Can (Interlude)
10. Lonely
11. I Pray
12. Sleeping On Me
13. New Year, New Me
14. Haffi Shut Dung
15. Booyaka Booyaka

2020 TORONTO TOUR DATES
January 26 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON
February 23 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON
 

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HARRISON PREMIERES VIDEO FOR MUSTANG (FEAT. TALVI) VIA BULLY MAGAZINE

CELEBRATING UK MVA NOMINATION FOR YOUR GIRL (FEAT. RALPH)

RECENT PRODUCTION CREDITS FOR SEAN LEON’S NEW ALBUM AND TOBi FOR SINGLE BEIGE

STREAM SOPHOMORE RECORD APRICITY

APRICITY DELUXE OUT NOW VIA BANDCAMP

 

Toronto, ON – December 11, 2019 – Toronto’s multifaceted artist/producer/musical polymath, Harrison, shares a stunning new video for Mustang. The song is from his sophomore album, Apricity, featuring ethereal vox from Talvi of Prince Innocence.

Premiering via BULLY Magazine, Mustang captures the song from a different perspective. The visual was directed by Jon Riera (known for his work with Jazz Cartier, A Tribe Called Red, DVSN). This video was created thanks to the support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).Watch the video here

“The experience of making Mustang was exciting for us because we could re-imagine something that was already out in the world and took a different approach to it. That’s partially what the beginning scene represents,” Jon says of the creative process. “If you were already familiar with the song and you watched the opening scene it seemed like it was going to be regular-degular but then we flipped it and had an opportunity to give you a look into a world you wouldn’t expect.”

“I’ve worked with Jon before so it was a breeze,” Harrison says of their collaboration. “I’m a little camera shy so it was nice having Talvi there, we were using the second half of Mustang, which is all her singing.”

“It was really fun embodying the femme fatale role for Mustang and working with Jon and Harrison on this. I feel like I’m cast in this role a lot, it’s cool that people see me that way and I get to play it,” Talvi adds. “I also love that there’s this portal into another dimension that captures this particular moment and my friendship collaborating with Harry.”

It has been a big year for Harrison. Following the release of Apricity, he was nominated for two prestigious national awards; a CIMA Award (Canadian Independent Music Association) for the album’s marketing campaign, and 2019 Prism Prize for the video for Your Girl (feat. Ralph), directed by BC-based production house, Ft. Langley. Across the pond, Your Girl was nominated for a  2019 UK MVA under Best Pop Video – newcomer. He’s been busy in the studio working on new material, collaborating with Toronto artists, including production on Sean Leon’s new album and with TOBi on his single, Beige.

In February, Harrison released Apricity Deluxe - a set of five B-sides exclusively via Bandcamp. The bundle features unlimited streaming on Bandcamp, a free digital download of Apricity, an official Fingerboard, and a limited edition 140g, Black Smoke LP copy signed by Harrison. Listen to the B-sides here.

 

One Apricity Deluxe track, 75BPM, premiered exclusively via q on CBC Radio One, where Harrison delivered a live set and interview alongside Montreal-based artist, Daniela Andrade, who appears on Apricity single, Better. Watch the full segment here.

Apricity follows Harrison’s 2016 JUNO-nominated debut, Checkpoint Titanium, which was received to critical acclaim. The album received immense praise, including props from Exclaim!, calling it “a delight,” The FADER highlighting the album’s “funky, feel-good, neon-pumped productions,” and an in-depth chat with NOW Magazine. In addition, Harrison was featured on CBC Radio One’s program, Here and Now, curating an exclusive playlist for their column, Song Of The Week.

Defined as “the warmth of the sun in winter,” Apricity is the direct byproduct of Harrison’s dedication to the mastery of the piano and thus himself. The discipline required to produce the album reflects a concerted effort to translate ideas and challenge existing musical conventions more effectively, from the refracting light and fiery staccato of Midnight Snack, to the shimmering post-disco ballad & bop of Believe In Love, and smoldering single, Better. It stands as evidence of Harrison’s commitment to challenging himself. Written, produced, performed and recorded entirely by Harrison, Apricity sticks with the do-it-yourself ethos that has informed his career to date.

Check out Mustang and keep your ears open for more Harrison in 2020.

Watch Mustang (feat. Talvi): bit.ly/35cCZR0
Watch Your Girl (feat. Ralph): bit.ly/2NJyubY
Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8
Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH
Buy/ Stream Apricity Deluxe: bit.ly/apricitydlx
Buy/stream Apricity:
smarturl.it/playapricity

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BEAR’S DEN RELEASE ONLY SON OF THE FALLING SNOW

THREE-SONG EP EXPLORES THEMES INSPIRED BY WINTER

JAKE GAF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN IS UNVEILED TODAY

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2019 – Winter can be a complicated time of year for many people: the short days, long nights, and the looming holidays can magnify feelings of loneliness and isolation. But winter can also evoke feelings of hope. As British author Nigel Slater observed in The Christmas Chronicles, the season is about the promise of things to come, "A secret world doing what it does each year. A study in renewal, rebirth, new life."

Bear's Den have released Only Son of the Falling Snow, a three-song EP inspired by the season. As Andrew Davie describes it, "The EP is a collection of songs united by a sense of what winter means to us. In all its beauty, sadness, stillness, and its ability to transform and bring things back to life."

And while Davie notes that the band set out "to make an EP that felt intimate and nostalgic," the seed for The Star of Bethnal Green was planted - or at least assisted - by a device that is not only ubiquitous, but has become a symbol of modernity: the iPhone.

Davie explains, "Voice memos on iPhones now save recordings by location which for us has been really helpful and is kind of how we started to write this song."

"The Star of Bethnal Green started its life as a voice memo recording on Kev's phone. He was writing the beginnings of the song on a friend's piano in Hackney but the voice memo mistakenly saved the recording location as 'The Star of Bethnal Green' which is actually just a pub down the road," he laughs. "When he sent me the idea we were both pretty in love with the idea of it as a song title and the Christmas and winter imagery it naturally evokes, so we decided to build the song around the idea of this pub.”

“We wanted to tell a story of someone at Christmas watching a singer performing in that bar and feeling completely overwhelmed by the performer and the performance as if their entire life, their identity, their purpose was being revealed to them with each note of the song. We're very proud of it and hope you enjoy it."

Listen to Only Son Of The Falling Snow here.

The video for The Star of Bethnal Green, directed by award-winning director, writer, and actor Jake Graf and scripted by Graf and his wife Hannah, tells a deeply moving story about empathy, kindness, and the courage it sometimes takes to embrace – and ultimately reveal – one's true self.

Watch the official video for The Star of Bethnal Green here.

"As a trans man who grew up without any positive representations to aspire to, I know how important it is that we start seeing more trans visibility in the mainstream media," notes Graf. "We have seen more and more allies to the community standing up and being counted, role models such as Jameela Jamil, Helen Mirren, Emma Watson, Hozier and Eddie Redmayne to name but a few, but as our tiny trans community continues to be attacked and vilified we truly need all the support that we can get."

He continues, "As a longtime fan of Bear's Den, it was not only a huge honor to be approached to write and direct their new music video for the stunning Star of Bethnal Green, but also incredibly encouraging that they were enthusiastic and excited about telling a trans story.

The film combines the magic of Christmas and the tale of the ghost of Christmas present with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman being guided towards living as her authentic self. Older LGBTQ people are so often overlooked in cinema and the media that it felt like an important choice to depict such a rarely seen character.

Moreover, unlike many previous trans-themed projects, this one was trans led both across the creative side and by our incredible young star Jordan Revell, bringing a striking authenticity to the film.

Working with the amazing Toma Productions, with their strong track record of creating positive trans content, was an absolute joy and their whole team understood the importance of the film's authentic and unflinching approach.

My wife Hannah and I are extremely proud to have worked with The Den on this film, are hugely grateful for their support of our community, and sincerely hope that the video will help open hearts and minds and make a life a little easier for trans people this holiday season."

Actor Colin David Jackson, who plays the older character whose life is quietly slipping away from them, shares: "It was an honor working on this project with Jake and the amazing cast and crew. It's fair to say that it has been a life changing moment in many ways, and feels truly humbling to create something that might positively change people's perceptions of what it means to be transgender."

Speaking about her involvement in the video and the important message it seeks to highlight, actor Jordan Revell shares: "I'm extremely proud to have worked with Jake Graf and Bear's Den on the video, telling a truth experienced by many trans people around the world. This story is personal to me as a transgender woman experiencing the fear of coming out, being mocked and discriminated against by the majority on a daily basis. I'm perhaps one of the lucky ones who so far has managed to avoid threats, acts of violence and hate against me, but not all of our trans brothers and sisters are so fortunate, and with this story we show our solidarity and commemorate the 331 murdered trans people this year alone.* I hope this video inspires people to seek education and enlightenment on LGBTQ+ issues and in turn help us to work together for a more accepting and safe future for all."

Bear's Den have posted a personalized account of the collaboration on their social media today. Read here for the full story.

Over the course of the band's career, they have sold almost 500,000 records and more than 120,000 tickets across Europe, including sold-out shows at London's Roundhouse, Brixton Academy, and Hammersmith Apollo, and arena shows throughout Europe. Bear's Den has played festivals across the globe including Glastonbury (Other Stage), Coachella, Bonnaroo, Pinkpop, Lowlands, Reading & Leeds, Pukkelpop, Lollapalooza, and many more. This summer they supported Neil Young on a run of stadium shows in Germany.

About Jake Graf:
Jake is a London-based actor, writer, and director whose first nine award-winning films have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide. First feature film Lavender is in development with BAFTA nominated MisFits Entertainment (McQueen). Jake aims to elicit acceptance and understanding through the medium of film and is currently working on two TV drama pilots with strong LGBTQ themes. Recent roles include ITV's Butterfly, DBO's Different For Girls and opposite Keira Knightley in feature film Colette. He is a patron for Mermaids, AKT and Ditch The Label and a judge for the European Diversity Awards, The Rainbow Honours and the National Diversity Awards.

TOUR DATES:
Dec 16 - London, UK, St Pancras Church (A CALM Christmas Carol)
Feb 19  - Cambridge, UK, The Junction
February 20 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo
February 26 - Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
February 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live

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KATIE PRUITT’S ORIGINAL HOLIDAY SONG MERRY CHRISTMAS, MARY JANE PREMIERES TODAY

DEBUT ALBUM EXPECTATIONS OUT FEBRUARY 21 2020

HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED WITH CANADIAN SHOW IN TORONTO APRIL 13

“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 – December 10, 2019 – In celebration of the holiday season, emerging singer, songwriter and musician, Katie Pruitt’s, original Christmas song, Merry Christmas, Mary Jane, is premiering today. Watch Pruitt perform the song here.

Reflecting on the song, Pruitt shares, “I wrote ‘Merry Christmas, Mary Jane’ on Christmas Eve at my parents’ house when I was home from college. I was feeling pretty lonely, a lot of my friends had moved away and I was fighting with my parents. I really just wanted to smoke some weed. I couldn’t find any, so I just wrote a song about it instead.”

The new music adds to a breakout year for Pruitt, whose highly anticipated debut album, Expectations, will be released February 21 via Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. Co-produced by Pruitt and her close friend, Mike Robinson, Expectations was recorded in Nashville and consists of ten new songs written/co-written by Pruitt including the title track, which was released earlier this fall 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.” Ahead of the release, Pruitt has released two additional album tracks: Loving Her and Out Of The Blue.

In support of the album, Pruitt will kick off her extensive headline tour next year with a special record release show at Nashville’s The Basement on February 21. Additional stops include Los Angeles’ The Hotel Café, San Francisco’s Café Du Nord, Seattle’s Sunset Tavern, Denver’s Globe Hall, New York’s Mercury Lounge, Philadelphia’s MilkBoy and Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic among several others. See below for complete details.

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

TOUR DATES:
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†
January 1 —Nashville, TN—City Winery
February 21 —Nashville, TN—The Basement
March 20 —Dallas, TX—Ruins
March 21 —Houston, TX—White Oak Upstairs
March 24 —Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
March 26 —Los Angeles, CA—The Hotel Café
March 28 —Santa Ana, CA—Constellation Room
March 29 —San Francisco, CA—Café Du Nord
March 31 —Portland, OR—Bunk Bar
April 1 —Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern
April 3 —Salt Lake City, UT—Kilby Court
April 5 —Denver, CO—Globe Hall
April 7 —Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club
April 8 —Kansas City, MO—Riot Room
April 9 —St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill
April 10 —Evanston, IL—SPACE
April 11 —Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi
April 13 —Toronto, ON—Drake Hotel
April 15 —New York, NY—Mercury Lounge
April 16 —Uncasville, CT—Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
April 17 —Boston, MA—Café 939
April 18 —Philadelphia, PA—MilkBoy
April 20 —Washington, DC—DC9
April 21 —Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room
April 22 —Atlanta, GA—Eddie’s Attic
April 24 —Louisville, KY—Zanzabar 
*with Langhorne Slim and The Lost at Last Band 
†The Wood Brothers

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COUNTRY MUSIC ICON TANYA TUCKER ANNOUNCES HEADLINING STOPS FOR 2020 CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY: BRING MY FLOWERS NOW TOUR

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 ON CMT.COM 

CANADIAN SHOWS INCLUDE TORONTO, VANCOUVER, GUELPH AND ST. CATHARINES

SPECIAL GUESTS AUBRIE SELLERS, BRANDY CLARK, ERIN ENDERLIN, HAILEY WHITTERS, MADISON KOZAK, SHOOTER JENNINGS AND WALKER COUNTY TO APPEAR ON SELECT TOUR DATES

WHILE I’M LIVIN’ LANDS AT #1 ON ROLLING STONE’S  40 BEST COUNTRY AND AMERICANA ALBUMS OF 2019 LIST

TORONTO, ON – December 10, 2019 – Today, CMT-awarded and GRAMMY®-nominated music icon and original female outlaw, Tanya Tucker, revealed the 2020 tour dates for the CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour. Kicking off on February 5, the CMT tour will make stops in such major cities as Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and more. Fans can sign up for early access to presale tickets on TanyaTucker.com. Tickets for the majority of the dates go on-sale beginning this Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. CT at CMT.com and TanyaTucker.com.

 

Joining Tucker on tour will be a variety of CMT’s Next Women of Country alum, including Aubrie Sellers (2017), Brandy Clark (2013), Erin Enderlin (2017), Hailey Whitters (2020), Madison Kozak (2020) & Walker County (2020), as well as Shooter Jennings, who will appear at various stops along the tour. Additional dates and openers to be revealed at a later date. 


“We are honoured to have the original woman of country, THE Tanya Tucker, headline our biggest Spring tour to date!” said Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President, Music Strategy & Talent. “We’re also thrilled to announce that some of the incredibly talented ladies from our Next Women of Country franchise will be joining Tanya on tour.”

 

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. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. Recently, Tucker received four GRAMMY® Award nominations including Song Of The Year: Bring My Flowers Now, Best Country Album: While I'm Livin, Best Country Solo Performance: Bring My Flowers Now, and Best Country Song: Bring My Flowers Now. The four nominations lead all 2020 Country GRAMMY® nominees. 

A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT launched its Next Women of Country campaign in 2013 in an effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year, and in the six years since its launch, CMT has expanded the initiative to include five CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Tours, anchored by superstar acts including Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Sara Evans; a CMT.com digital series titled NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY LIVE; and more. Notable alumnae of the franchise who have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim, include Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn and Lindsay Ell. The 2020 tour is sponsored for the second consecutive year by Burlington Coat Factory. 

For updates and to join the conversation, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and use #CMTNextWomen to join the conversation. 

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2020 CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY TOUR DATES:February 5 - The Barns at Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA ~
February 6 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA ~
February 7 - Town Hall - New York, NY ~*
February 20 - Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis -Memphis, TN ~
February 21 - Gillioz Theatre - Springfield, MO ~
February 22 - TempleLive - Wichita, KS ~
February 24 - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO ~
February 25 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE ~
February 27 - The District - Sioux Falls, SD ~
February 28 - Fargo Theatre - Fargo, ND ~
February 29 - Grand Casino Hinckley Event Center - Hinckley, MN
March 3 - River Run Centre - Guelph, ON ^
March 5 - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - St Catharines, ON ^              

March 6 - Levon Helm Studios - Woodstock, NY ^
March 7 - Metropolitan Theatre - Morgantown, WV ^
March 26 - The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX #
March 29 - The Heights Theater - Houston, TX  #
April 22 - The Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA +
April 29 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
May 9 - Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center - Cherokee, NC
May 13 - Jefferson Center - Roanoke, VA @
May 15 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI @
May 16 - Roxian Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA @
May 17 - The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA @
May 20 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH @
May 21 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON @
May 22 - The Egg, Center for the Performing Arts - Albany, NY @
May 30 - Beaver Dam Amphitheater - Beaver Dam, KY &+
June 4 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
June 5 - Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA*
June 6 - Carson Valley Inn Casino - TJ's Corral Outdoor Amphitheater - Minden, NV*
June 8 - State Theatre For The Arts - Red Bluff, CA*
June 10 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
June 12 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC*
June 13 - The Bing Crosby Theater - Spokane, WA*
June 14 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
* Aubrie Sellers
~ Brandy Clark
# Erin Enderlin
+ Hailey Whitters
^ Madison KozaK
@ Walker County & Shooter Jennings

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MONDO COZMO SHARES VIDEO FOR GENERATOR

ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINING TOUR

NEW MONDO COZMO RADIO HOUR PODCAST
OUT DECEMBER 16

WATCH GENERATOR

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2019 – Today, alternative songsmith, Mondo Cozmo, shared a music video for his latest single, Generator, out now on Last Gang Records. The track, which originally made its debut on the ABC television drama, The Good Doctor, features a lush soundscape complemented by an emotional outcry as singer Josh Ostrander belts out “generator, I’ve been waiting, come release me.” The visual accompaniment for the track was filmed in Ostrander’s home and focuses in on his silhouette, harkening back to the style of vintage, grayscale films. To coincide with the release of the video, Mondo Cozmo has announced a run of headlining shows in March 2020, hitting the Northeastern U.S. These join his already announced February shows in California and you can find a full list of tour dates below. Tickets for all east coast dates will be on sale on December 13th at 10 am EST here and you can watch the video for Generator here now.

On making the video, Josh Ostrander stated:

“I shot the ‘Generator’ video in my guest bedroom. I spent $98.41 on lights and shit to make it this colorful thing but it looked dumb so I used 1 light behind me and shot it in black and white on my phone. I burned Palo Santo wood for the smoke and my room still smells like it. I think ‘Generator’ is one of the better songs I’ve ever written and it’s very personal to me, so it felt fitting to shoot the video by myself in the room I recorded it in.”

Ostrander has also announced the third episode of the Mondo Cozmo Radio Show in partnership with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. This upcoming installment of the podcast centers around the holiday season, simply titled, A Mondo Cozmo Bluegrass Christmas. Filled with Christmas tunes and special guests, the show brings together a family vibe and will be available to stream here on December 16th.

Mondo Cozmo is currently working on his forthcoming sophomore album, aided and abetted by friends and family, including producer Butch Vig, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dan Wilson, Lars Stalfors and others.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

February 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat

February 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

March 13 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun*

March 14 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

March 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

March 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

March 18 - Washington D.C. @ U Street Music Hall

*Tickets on sale early 2020

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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ACCLAIMED ARTIST/PRODUCER/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST JONATHAN WILSON TO RELEASE HIS MOST PERSONAL WORK TO DATE WITH DIXIE BLUR ON MARCH 6 VIA BMG/BELLA UNION

HEAR THE MELODIC NEW TRACK KOREAN TEA
AND WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 69 CORVETTE
FEATURING IN-STUDIO FOOTAGE AND HOME MOVIES
FROM WILSON’S CHILDHOOD

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2019 – Jonathan Wilson announces the March 6th release of his new album, Dixie Blur (BMG/Bella Union). The critically-acclaimed artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer (Father John Misty, Laura Marling, Dawes) spent most of 2017-2018 on Roger Waters’ epic US+THEM tour as musical director, guitarist and vocalist, singing the David Gilmour leads. Following the tour, Wilson chose to temporarily leave his Los Angeles-based home and studio and head to Nashville to work with a revered group of musicians and co-producer Pat Sansone of Wilco, to create Dixie Blur, his most personal, accessible and fully realized work to date.

Listen to the tracks So Alive and Korean Tea to appreciate Wilson’s sonic vision for Dixie Blur. The video for the recently released, 69 Corvette, features in-studio footage of the recording, but more importantly includes personal home movies from his upbringing that help illustrate the narrative of Dixie Blur.  The North Carolina native moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago where he became an integral part of the music community as a respected artist and producer. It was there he recorded and played most of the instruments on his celebrated albums Gentle Spirit (2011), Fanfare (2013) and Rare Birds (2018), building each project over time, piece by piece.

Wilson chose a completely different path for Dixie Blur in both writing and recording. The songs harken back to his Southern roots, both musically and personally. The multi-talented artist went to Nashville to record at Cowboy Jack Clement’s legendary Sound Emporium Studio and worked with a core group of exceptional players that included Mark O’Connor (fiddle), Kenny Vaughan (guitar) Dennis Crouch (bass), Russ Pahl (pedal steel) and Jim Hoke (harmonica, woodwinds), Jon Radford (drums), and Drew Erickson (keyboards). Wilson and company recorded everything together live with very few overdubs, a full 360 from his past methods.  Jonathan then mixed the record at Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters Studio. The result is a stunning album filled with warm, thoughtful, melody-rich songs that have an immediate impact upon first hearing them and continue to grow with further listening.

Jonathan Wilson masterfully strikes a balance as he reaches back to the musical foundation of his upbringing while simultaneously moving forward by infusing the music with modern textures and aesthetic soundscapes, thus producing in the aptly titled, Dixie Blur.

Dixie Blur is available for pre-order now on Digital, CD and Double 180 gram color LP in die cut gatefold jacket with silver foil, double print dust sleeves and 15-page lyric booklet.  Pre-orders from Jonathan’s store and digital retailers come with instant downloads of So Alive, 69 Corvette and Korean Tea.  Pre-order here.

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LOCAL NATIVES ENLIST BROOKLYN DUO OVERCOATS TO RE-WORK THEIR HIT SINGLE WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU

WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU CONTINUES TO MOVE UP THE ALTERNATIVE RADIO CHART HITTING #9 THIS WEEK FOR IT’S 17TH WEEK ON THE CHART

LOCAL NATIVES ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING SPRING 2020 TOUR WITH FOALS WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2019 – Today, Local Natives share When Am I Gonna Lose You (Overcoats Version) from the Brooklyn duo. The original single is off of Local Natives’ latest album Violet Street.

Overcoats said, “We loved singing this song and the more we sat with the lyrics and layered the harmonies, the more powerful the words became for us. It’s a beautiful song and we were really excited to be part of a reimagined version.”

Local Natives said, "It's hard to have perspective on songs you've spent so long with and are so close to, so having an amazing group like Overcoats reimagine one feels like a gift. We're honoured that they created their own version of When Am I Gonna Lose You, they did a great job, especially with their beautiful vocals."

Watch their performance of When Am I Gonna Lose You on Ellen here.

Local Natives will continue touring across North America in 2020, making Canadian stops in Vancouver and Montreal co-headlining with Foals with support from Cheryl Glazzer. All details are below – stay tuned for more from Local Natives in 2020!

LOCAL NATIVES TOUR DATES:
December 6 - Sacramento, CA @ Electric Christmas 2019, Golden 1 Center
December 8 - Del Mar, CA @ Not So Silent Night, Del Mar Arena
December 9 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
December 14 - Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom SOLD OUT
December 16 - Portland, OR @ December to Remember, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
January 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ XFINITY Live!
March 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ M3F
May 8-9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Park
May 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *^
May 24 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum *^
May 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center *^
May 27 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom *^
May 29 - Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom *^
May 30 - Houston, TX @ Lawn at White Oak Music Hall *^
June 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy *^
June 2- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *^
June 3 - Washington D.C. @ The Anthem *^
June 6 - Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^
June 7 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS *^
June 9 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *^
June 10 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
July 16 - 7/19 - Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
July 18 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Super Bock Super Rock
* co-headlining w/ Foals
^ w Cherry Glazerr

Praise for Violet Street:

“Emotional” – Rolling Stone

“Shimmering” – Stereogum

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

“Artistic” – Billboard

“Lush...expansive” – Consequence of Sound

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

“Amazing” – Under the Radar

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

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DENZEL CURRY ENLISTS UK RAP STAR SL AND PRODUCER J RICK FOR SPEEDBOAT REMIX

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2019 – Following a string of sold out UK shows, Denzel Curry releases the official remix for his single, Speedboat, taken from his critically acclaimed album, ZUU. The remix features re-production from Essie Gang’s, J Rick, and a hard-hitting verse from UK Drill sensation, SL. Listen here. This week, SL took the stage with Denzel Curry at his sold-out show at The Roundhouse, London. With an explosive reaction, it was only right they gave the fans an official remix.

 

ZUU was crowned Best New Music by Pitchfork upon its release and named one of the best albums of the year by The A.V. ClubComplexHighsnobiety, and Stereogum. Even without the release of ZUU, 2019 would have been a breakout year for Denzel – it has seen him release numerous hard-hitting collaborations with the likes of slowthai (Psycho), Flying Lotus (Black Balloons Reprise),  Rick Ross (Running the Streets), Wiki (Grim), and most recently Glass Animals (Tokyo Drifting) to name a few. He also played a string of sold out North American shows with Billie Eilish, made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and toured North America with the $UICIDEBOY$ alongside multiple explosive festival sets stateside and abroad.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Denzel Curry coming soon!

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN WINTER TOUR WITH SOULFLY

TOUR INCLUDES SIX CANADIAN STOPS

PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 OUT NOW

"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

"Infused with the undying spirit of thrash and savage speed metal, Primal Future 2019 is yet another valiant ode to its founder's nostalgic 1980s influences." – Invisible Oranges

"Whether Grind's methodology is viewed through the lens of musical totalitarianism, artistic necessity, workaholic-ism run amok or what have you, the success TOXIC HOLOCAUST has experienced can't be denied." Outburn

"...an album that can hold its own against the band's best material." Punknews.org

"...pure, unadulterated fun." – Distorted Sound

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2019 – Crossover thrash unit, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will kick off 2020 with a massive North American tour supporting Soulfly. The Summoning tour will commence February 3 in Denver, Colorado and make its way through nearly three dozen cities upon its conclusion March 12 in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by X-Method, Madzilla, Skinflint, and Systemhouse 33. The trek follows the band's European tour with Municipal Waste, Enforcer, and Skeletal Remains, currently underway. See all confirmed dates below. 

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

Stream TOXIC HOLOCAUST's Primal Future: 2019 here.  

TOXIC HOLOCAUST's Primal Future: 2019 is available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. For orders follow this link where the video for Chemical Warlords can be viewed.

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

The band will be making six Canadian stops this Winter including shows in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto. Full tour details are below and stay tuned for more to come in the New Year from TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2019 TOUR DATES:
December 5 - Limelight - Belfast, UK
December 6 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK
December 7 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
December 8 - ULU Live - London, UK
December 10 - Kulttempel - Oberhausen, DE
December 11 - Slaughter Club - Paderno Dugnano, IT
December 12 - Alte Kaserne - Landshut, DE
December 13 - Glad-House - Cottbus, DE
December 14 - Nova Chmelnice - Prague, CZ
December 15 - SO 36 - Berlin, DE
w/ Municipal Waste, Enforcer, Skeletal Remains

TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2020 TOUR DATES:
February 3 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
February 4 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
February 5 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
February 6 - Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas, NV
February 7 - Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA
February 8 - Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA
February 10 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
February 11- Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
February 12 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
February 14 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
February 15 - The Gateway - Calgary, AB
February 16 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
February 17 - The Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MN

February 19 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
February 20 - The Forge - Joliet, IL
February 21 - Route 20 - Racine, WI
February 22 - The Apollo Theatre - Belvidere, IL
February 23 - The Citadel Music Hall - Indianapolis, IN
February 24 - Crafthouse - Pittsburgh, PA
February 25 - Rec Room - Buffalo, NY
February 26 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
February 27 - Poor Richards - Chicopee, MA
February 28 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
February 29 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
March 1 - Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ
March 3 - Cafe 611 - Fred, MD
March 4 - The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
March 5 - Capone's - Johnson City, TN
March 6 - Masquerade Hell - Atlanta, GA
March 7 - Sound Bar - Orlando, FL
March 8 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 10 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA
March 11 - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX  
March 12 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
wSoulfly, X-Method, Madzilla, Skinflint, Systemhouse 33

"Album six is on deck for TOXIC HOLOCAUST and they kick it off with the caustic 'Chemical Warlords.' Feral riffs and a gritty production back the snarling punk-thrash onslaught. Those gang chants in the mid-section elevate this track to a TOXIC HOLOCAUST best." – Loudwire; Best Metal Songs Of 2019...So Far

"...an album that has one foot in the future and one foot in the past." – Decibel

"...if you want to hear some real deal blood 'n' thunder that would make Lemmy glow with paternal pride, Joel Grind is still the man to provide it." – Blabbermouth

"Primal Future: 2019 is verging on 'thrash album of the year' territory and, after eight full play throughs, is undoubtedly the best TOXIC HOLOCAUST album." – Metal Observer

"The classic influences of Motörhead, Judas Priest, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden come through with reverential fanfare, but with an original miscibility that keeps the album fresh." – Cryptic Rock

"Joel Grind is in top form... The vocals are more 'punk' and there's some melody here.

This is not just old throwback thrash, though. A lot of elements of Judas Priest, Motörhead, and Venom are thrown in to make this sound distinctly like TH. Peck this up and rock the beak out!" – Decibel's For Those About To Squawk Column

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ALLIE X RELEASES NEW SINGLE LOVE ME WRONG FEATURING TROYE SIVAN

SONG FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM CAPE GOD

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2019 – Today, singer and songwriter, Allie X, releases her latest single, Love Me Wrong, from the forthcoming album, Cape God, featuring long-time friend and collaborator, Troye Sivan. Love Me Wrong was written by Allie X and Troye Sivan, along with Leland and Bram Inscore. Originally composed for film, the song was always immensely personal for Allie X, dealing with the confusion and hurt associated with familial love.

Allie X comments, “It is a song about being misunderstood by your family or loved ones. You know that they love you, but not for the full person you are. The relationship between a parent and child is so intense and layered, that it was liberating to put it into the simple phrase ‘you love me wrong’ and repeat it over and over in the chorus of this song”.

In the first half of this song, we hear the painfully matter-of-fact lyrics through the unique voices of each artist separately, until they join together for the final chorus where the song simultaneously soars and falls apart in climactic emotional release.

Oh I’ll never be,
How you remember me, So I’d rather be,
In your memory

The pairing of Allie X and Troye Sivan is a long-time coming and hopefully fans of both will enjoy this glorious music moment.

Allie X recently completed a tour with Marina this fall across the U.S. and Europe, and played select U.S. dates with Charli XCX. See here for more info on upcoming tour dates.

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Watch Love Me Wrong here

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TOURIST COMPANY RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR HEARTFELT LATEST SINGLE ‘TIL WE DISAPPEAR

FORTHCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM
SET TO DROP IN 2020

LISTEN TO AND WATCH ‘TIL WE DISAPPEAR

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2019 – Today, Tourist Company share the visual for their latest single, ‘Til We Disappear – the third track to be released from their anticipated forthcoming sophomore album, which is set for release in the new year. Inspired by a deeply personal life event, the track is a heartfelt expression of unwavering love, while the video perfectly captures the emotional tension behind the song. Watch ‘Til We Disappear here.

‘Til We Disappear is the most personal song that the band has released to-date – based on a real-life event that the band’s singer/songwriter, Taylor Swindells, experienced. Directed by Sterling Larose, the video reflects the emotion of the song, rather than the specific event – taking on a surreal feeling, where viewers might be able to see their own personal experiences and emotions through this visual.

“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’.”

Adds Tourist Company drummer, Brenon Parry: “The video for ‘Til We Disappear is relationship-based and, to me, can convey the emotions of loss, grief anger…all of which, I feel can resonate with anyone who has been tied up with a significant other.”

In an industry as volatile as the music business, making a career as an indie band can seem daunting, if not downright impossible. For Tourist Company, the Vancouver-based musical duo of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Parry, they haven’t let the uneasiness of their life choice hinder them in any way. In fact, they seem to have taken that tension and used it as creative tinder. 

When they met back in 2009, they knew the ease and openness of collaborating on music together they had was unique. Fast forward to 2013, when they decided to make it official, and formed Tourist Company. They released their debut record Apollo to critical acclaim in their home country and toured it relentlessly across Canada and the world, playing shows in the United States, Europe, and Mexico. 

The band has released three new tracks from their forthcoming sophomore record – Conflicted/Restricted, Fractured State, and ‘Til We Disappear. Stay tuned for more new music from the band in 2020!

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LOVING ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM IF I AM ONLY MY THOUGHTS COMING JANUARY 31 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

UNVEIL NEW SNGLE LATELY IN ANOTHER TIME

PRE-ORER IF I AM ONLY MY THOUGHTS HERE

Toronto, ON – December 4, 2019 – Loving's intimate, lo-fi psychedelic folk songs inspire a sense of ease, yet are deceptively intricate. They offer a space to ruminate in life's uncertainties and acknowledge the often-strange journey of being alive.

After a highly acclaimed self-released EP, which organically found success online, Loving return with their first full-length album, If I Am Only My Thoughts – set for release on January 31 via Last Gang Records. Today, they have revealed their latest single, Lately In Another Time. Watch the official music video for Lately In Another Time here.

"There isn't a single narrative driving this album, but we do linger on some basic human problems: confusion in the face of a desire for self-knowledge and belonging, a struggle for meaning that is circular and sometimes seemingly endless," Jesse says. On If I Am Only My Thoughts, those looming questions go largely unanswered. They are fodder for further contemplation, delivered with a peaceful naturalism in the vein of contemporaries like Bedouine and Kevin Morby.

Victoria, BC's Loving is the collaboration of David Parry and brothers, Lucas and Jesse Henderson. With lyrics written by both Jesse and Lucas, the lush, homespun collection of songs was recorded to tape, mixed, and mastered by David in his self-described cold, dismal basement studio in Victoria. In contrast, these songs are balmy and inviting, comprised of a series of open-ended questions that circle existential themes.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
1. Visions
2. Only She Knows
3. If I Am Only My Thoughts
4. January
5. Lately In Another Time
6. A Mirror For Two Voices
7. Nihilist Kite Flyer
8. Simple Moon
9. Write A River
10. Growing Flowers By Candlelight
11. Stranger to Yourself

Lately In Another Time Lyrics:

Panning for gold without a river in sight
fingers crossed throughout the night

Head underwater
you can hear the sound
what you've been feeling
won't stick around

all of this I spend just getting by
sometimes forget to wonder why

lately in another time
the sound is not quite the same
I'm waking in a new place
without need for all these names

maybe these lines on my skin
will one day answer the questions I'm asking

but for now I'll keep an eye
on the water reflecting the open sky

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

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ROYAL TUSK SHARE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR DIE KNOWING

ANNOUNCE THUNDER ON THE TUNDRA CANADIAN HEADLINE TOUR

LISTEN TO LATEST ALBUM TUSK II

Toronto, ON – December 4, 2019 – Today, Royal Tusk share a new lyric video for their song, Die Knowing. The track is from their latest project, Tusk II, released via Entertainment One in 2018. In addition, Royal Tusk will kick off a new decade with a coast-to-coast tour across Canada for their Thunder on the Tundra tour, alongside Brkn Love, Sights & Sounds and Ready The Prince. See below for full details and watch Die Knowing here.

Blue-collar troubadours from the Great White North, Royal Tusk are steadfast champions of the majesty of kickass riffs, meaty hooks, a thick bottom end, and loud guitars. The four-piece band born in Edmonton, Alberta mount a high-octane assault on the lazy security blanket, self-aware irony of hipsters and the disingenuous commercial pandering of rock poseurs alike. 

This is music with meaning, sometimes even a message, that’s always built around a powerful vibe and uncompromising passion. Royal Tusk is a deeply soulful celebration, brimming with working-class optimism and tempered by renegade realism. On their sophomore-slump-smashing TUSK II, the group summons the effortless energy of an era of rock music when bands weren’t content to merely reverse-engineer hit-making formulas to move units.

Royal Tusk is a band with more in common with Deep Purple and Aerosmith than anything on commercial radio. TUSK II arrived on the heels of their well-received debut, DealBreaker (2016), and their first EP, Mountain (2014).

Trailblazers like Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam defined success on their own terms, putting artistry and authenticity first. Royal Tusk follows in that fine tradition, reveling in unbridled creativity that is provocative, nuanced, and captivating. The laidback charisma of stoner groove, the polished melodicism of classic and progressive rock, and the energy of punk all collide within Royal Tusk, earning them a steadily building buzz as big as their riffs.

With a powerful live set that mirrors the tenacity of their sound, you can catch Royal Tusk on the road next year. Their Thunder on the Tundra tour will kick off in Red Deer, Alberta on February 9 at Bo’s Bar, making stops through Saskatoon, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, wrapping in St. Catharines, Ontario on March 6 at Warehouse. See a complete list of dates below.

2020 TOUR DATES

February 9 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar *

February 11 – Regina, SK – Exchange *

February 14 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s *

February 16 – Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto *

February 17 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret *

February 19 – Kelowna, BC – Club Sapphire

February 20 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway *

February 21 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room *

February 22 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre *

February 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre*

February 26 – London, ON – Rum Runners

February 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *

February 28 – Ottawa, ON – 27 Club *

February 29 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz *

March 1 – Quebec City, QC – L’anti ~

March 3 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion ^

March 4 – Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best ^

March 5 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s^

March 6 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse ^

* with Sights & Sounds

~ only Royal Tusk and Brkn Love

^ includes Ready The Prince

Watch Die Knowing: bit.ly/35YOnzJ
Listen to TUSK II: smarturl.it/TuskII

Royal Tusk is:

Daniel Carriere – Vocals/Guitars // Sandy MacKinnon – Bass

Quinn Cyrankiewicz – Guitar // Calen Stuckel – Drums

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www.royaltusk.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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HOLY FUCK PREMIERE NEW SINGLE FREE GLOSS (FEAT. NICHOLAS ALLBROOK)

WATCH VIDEO FOR FREE GLOSS

NEW ALBUM DELETER TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 17, 2020

TOUR DATES IN VANCOUVER, CALGARY AND
SASKATOON ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON — December 3, 2019 — Today, Holy Fuck have today released an incredible new single, Free Gloss, featuring Pond front-man Nicholas Allbrook and taken from their upcoming album, Deleter (out January 17, 2020). The record was teased recently by first single, Luxe (featuring Alexis Taylor), which was A-Listed at 6Music and saw the band tour with Hot Chip in addition to playing a quickly-sold-out European headline tour of their own. Listen to Free Gloss and watch the video here.

"Our music can be dark and pummeling at times, unrelenting even," write Holy Fuck. “Free Gloss was designed as a way for us to shed some light, and bring some bliss and buoyancy to the table whilst still maintaining that ecstatic energy and intensity that we love. We started tinkering with the main riff and structure on this one as an idea to take the listener on a euphoric sonic journey and explore the push/pull, tension and release you can take people with on the dance floor. 

In many different ways, the track reminds us all of some kind of 90s thing. When we wrote the main keyboard riff, immediately we thought of Much Music, our Canadian equivalent to MTV, specifically their live dance studio broadcast, Electric Circus or their compilation album Extenda-Dance Mix 93. The inadvertent soundtrack to our youth. Looking back on it now, these shows explored a clash of humanity with technology, or perhaps the humanity in technology; repetitive electronic music with unpredictable human movement, which feels in keeping with the way we write and perform our music."                                                                                                                               

Free Gloss is a bracing highlight from Holy Fuck's upcoming fifth album, Deleter. A band who have played by their own rules for the past part of 15 years, it's the most accomplished moment yet from a group who have become one of their country’s finest, and most influential, exports; seamlessly fusing the gauzy drive of krautrock and deep house’s dreamy ineffability, and expertly blending purring motorik percussion with the sort of fuggy synthetic fizz that so often sends clubbers into states of unselfconscious rapture. 

Arriving at a moment where attention spans are shot and anxieties are going into overdrive, Deleter is a defiantly full-bodied affair. Polyrhythmic and pleasure-focused, it’s a record that explores what happens when humanity and technology coalesce into one big, semi-organic celebration of spontaneity, repetition, and individuality. As the band puts it, “the robots are smarter than ever, and the algorithm knows more and more what we like as individuals, but we have to remind ourselves that there is music in the margins that can go missing and that that music is more important than ever.” Marginal or not, Deleter is the sound of Holy Fuck freely ebbing and flowing in their own unique ecosystem. As a listener, you’ve got a choice - carry on with the passive consumption, or push back, engage, and move to something worth of your time. Something like Deleter.

You can catch Holy Fuck on the road next year as they will tour North American in Europe, kicking off in Phoenix, Arizona on March 23 with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, and Saskatoon before wrapping in London, UK at All Points East Festival. See below for complete details.

2020 TOUR DATES
March 23 – Phoenix – Valley Bar
March 24 – San Diego – Casbah
March 25 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
March 27 – Los Angeles – El Rey Theatre
March 28 – San Francisco – Slim's
March 30 – Portland – Lola's Room
March 31 –  Seattle – Nuemos
April 1 – Vancouver – Fortune Sound Club
April 3 – Calgary – Broken City
April 4 – Saskatoon – Amigo's Cantina
April 6 – St. Paul – Turf Club
April 7 – Chicago – Lincoln Hall
April 24 – Antwerp – Trix
April 25 – Luxembourg – Out of The Crowd Festival
April 27 – Birmingham – The Hare & Hounds

April 28 – Brighton – Chalk
April 29 – Cardiff – Clwb lfor Bach
April 30 – Manchester – Yes (Basement)
May 3 – Glasgow – Stag & Dagger Festival

May 5 – Barcelona – Sala Upload

May 6 – Oviedo – La Lata de Zinc

May 7 – Vigo –  Radar Estudios

May 9 – Valencia – La Pérgola

May 23 – London – All Points East
 

Buy/stream Free Gloss: ffm.to/freegloss    

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www.holyfuckmusic.com

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UNION DUKE SHARE VIDEO FOR ATLAS OF LOVE

PREMIERES AT CANADIAN MUSICIAN
WATCH FIRST LIVE VIDEO HERE

SHOWCASING AT AMERICANAFEST IN THE UK IN JANUARY

Toronto, ON – December 3, 2019 – Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, recently released their latest single, Atlas Of Love, and share two stunning visuals for the piece. Premiering exclusively with Canadian Musician, their new video for Atlas Of Love is out today. It was produced by AnalogSongs during a visit to the Lunenburg Seaport as the band toured through eastern Canada in March 2019 and played a few tunes amongst a collection of maritime memorabilia. Watch the video here.

"This video was recorded live in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. We first discovered the space at The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. It was used as an after-hours hang for musicians and festival workers,” Union Duke says of the video setting and concept. “We drank and sang into the wee hours of the morning with Willie Stratton, Red Moon Road, and a number of other awesome musicians. So, this past year when we were back touring in the area, we thought it would be the perfect spot to pop in and shoot a few live videos for our new songs."

Union Duke have had a busy year. From releasing new tunes to rocking festival stages, and hot off their special hometown Dudes & Dukes show in November, the band shared Atlas Of Love with a live video of the track.

"Atlas of Love is a song for those who haven't quite figured out the nature of their love, much less themselves. Originally, I couldn't even figure out which direction the song was going in,” says Union Duke’s Jim McDonald. “I toyed with 'I'm the Atlas of Love, and you're the weight on my back,' but ultimately, I think the song works better when I'm the one who's the burden. It's less accusatory and I feel like it's something most people have felt at some point in their life. I think just about everyone has struggled with trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into a relationship."

Atlas Of Love was produced by Jeff Hazin and recorded between his studio and Taurus Recording in Toronto. The song also features organ and pedal steel in a departure from Union Duke's previous work while still maintaining the pieces that make up their unique sound: catchy melodies, thoughtful lyricism, top-tier musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies. The artwork was created by Mat Dunlap (The Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde).

This summer, the band released 123, a tune about modern apathy. Listen to it here. The song 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.”

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 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 must 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. 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.”

In the New Year, the band will be performing a showcase at Americanafest in the UK from January 28 to 30. Stay tuned for more Union Duke in 2020!

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

Buy and stream Atlas Of Love: smarturl.it/mg77ds

Buy and stream 123: smarturl.it/1rd63b

Buy and stream Ladidadida: bit.ly/2KP7pkE

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

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www.unionduke.com

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THE GAME RELEASES NINTH ALBUM BORN 2 RAP

ALBUM FEATURES CHRIS BROWN, BRYSON TILLER, ANDERSON .PAAK, NIPSEY HUSSLE, MIGUEL, 21 SAVAGE, ED SHEERAN AND MORE                                                                                                                 

ALBUM EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY THE GAME AND DOM KENNEDY

LISTEN TO BORN 2 RAP

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2019 – Today, on Compton rapper The Game’s 40th birthday, he releases his highly-anticipated ninth album Born 2 Rap. This final album caps off 15 years since The Game’s classic debut album, The Documentary, that’s been credited for reviving West Coast hip hop.

Available via Entertainment One/5th Amendment/Prolific Records, the 24 track project features an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Travis Barker, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Anderson .Paak, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Masego, D Smoke and more.

The Game exclaims, “I promised another classic and my day 1 fans know what it is. I will not disappoint!!!! I’ve had a great run and surpassed my rap goals a long time ago. It’s by God’s grace that I’m able to still be here to deliver full projects at this caliber in an industry where I’ve seen artists come and go. It will always be ‘QUALITY’ over ‘QUANTITY’ from where I stand. The REAL music will always prevail and this album will cap off an amazing run. 24 tracks because @kobebryant is my all-time favorite player and has been a friend and inspiration to my career, so I saw it just to pay homage to the GOAT. I’m grateful for all the producers and artists who’ve helped this album become what it is and I am more excited for my fans than I am for myself. This album will go #1....because it’s CLASSIC!!!”

The Game’s current single, Stainless, featuring Anderson .Paak became the #1 Most Added song on Rhythmic Radio debut week and the music video was a Top 20 Trending video in the US on YouTube reaching 1 Million plays within 24 hours. 

Born 2 Rap follows The Game’s 1992 album (2016) that debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, making it his 8th consecutive release to debut #1 on both charts. 

 

TRACKLIST:

INTRO. SEA OF SIN – FEATURING ED SHEERAN

1. NO SMOKE – FEATURING MIGUEL, TRAVIS BARKER

2. FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR CANDLES – FEATURING DOM KENNEDY

3. THE LIGHT

4. CARMEN ELECTRA – FEATURING MOZZY, OSBE CHILL, TOBI

5. DEAD HOMIES – FEATURING RED CAFÉ

6. GOLD DAYTONAS – FEATURING DOM KENNEDY

7. WEST SIDE

8. 40 OUNCE LOVE – FEATURING JUST LIV

9. GUCCI FLIP FLOPS

10. BORN 2 RAP

11. WELCOME HOME – FEATURING NIPSEY HUSSLE

12. INTERLUDE. HELP ME – FEATURING SLY

13. I DIDN’T WANNA WRITE THIS SONG – FEATURING MARSHA AMBROSIUS

14. THE CODE – FEATURING 21 SAVAGE

15. STAY DOWN – FEATURING BRYSON TILLER

16. HUG THE BLOCK

17. ASK FOR ME

18. STAINLESS – FEATURING ANDERSON .PAAK

19. GANGSTAS MAKE THE GIRLS GO WILD – FEATURING CHRIS BROWN

20. BLOOD THICKER THAN WATER – FEATURING TREY SONGZ

21. REWIND II

22. ONE LIFE – FEATURING J.STONE, MASEGO

23. CROSS ON JESUS BACK – FEATURING D SMOKE

24. ROADSIDE – FEATURING ED SHEERAN

 

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. On November 29th, 2019 the Prolific rapper will deliver his 9th album fittingly titled, Born 2 Rap.

The Game’s prior album 1992 debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart and tied Drake for most #1 album debuts since the chart began in 2004. Also, the album gave The Game his eighth #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, tying him for third with 2Pac and Lil Wayne amongst all acts. 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 [2016].

2018 saw a trio of recent singles achieve RIAA certifications with 100 [feat. Drake] platinum and El Chapo with Skrillex and All Eyez [feat. Jeremih] both gold as his total stream tally exceeded 3 Billion across platforms. Television and film credits span everything from Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and Larry King to Hell’s Kitchen and the upcoming All-Star Weekend directed by Academy® Award winner Jamie Foxx and co-starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Benicio del Toro. Not to mention, he sparked successful ventures in the world of legal cannabis with his Trees by Game brand, The Reserve dispensaries and partnerships with GFarmaBrands, among other launches.

The 2019 powerhouse lives up to the promise of his forthcoming album’s name especially on the street single West Side, and Anderson .Paak featured Stainless, where his rapping remains as on point as ever.

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www.comptongame.com

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

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

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GREAT AMERICAN GHOST SIGN WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE

NEW LP POWER THROUGH TERROR DUE FEBRUARY 14, 2020

PRISON OF HATE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO AND SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA KERRANG! MAGAZINE

PRE-ORDER HERE

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2019 – Boston's GREAT AMERICAN GHOST has signed a worldwide record deal with Entertainment One, with plans to release a new LP titled Power Through Terror on Friday, February 14, 2019. Produced by Will Putney (Counterparts, Harm's Way, Terror), this will serve as the highly anticipated follow up to 2017's Hatred Stems From The SeedThe new music video for Prison Of Hate was directed by Eric Richter and is the first bit of music we're seeing and hearing from the group from the all-new LP. Pre-order/ save the album here.

The band just wrapped up a successful European run on the Never Say Die! Tour alongside Crystal Lake, In Hearts Wake, KING 810, and more. Great American Ghost will head back out on the road with BODYSNATCHER in January. 

Extreme music is aggressive by nature, but GREAT AMERICAN GHOST may be the angriest sounding band of all time. The group Metal Injection calls "always hateful, always pissed" returns with ten songs of absolute fury, Power Through Terror. They direct old-school hardcore wrath at hypocrisy, apathy, and self-loathing, delivered in a dark cloud of relentlessly bludgeoning riffs.

The Boston tradition includes seminal pioneers like Gang Green, SSD, and DYS. The back of GREAT AMERICAN GHOST screamer Ethan Harrison's head is tattooed with the symbol for The Hope Conspiracy. But make no mistake, Power Through Terror is a devastating, mature metal-fueled odyssey. As Harrison says of guitarist Niko Gasparrini and bassist Joey Perron, "No matter how much my dudes listen to Meshuggah and Gojira, I'm always going to sound like I love American Nightmare because I do." And it's that potent concoction of the push and pulls between hardcore spite and metal ferocity that makes GREAT AMERICAN GHOST's third LP so potent.

Which isn't to say the anger, malice, and corrosive pummeling of Hatred Stems from the Seed (2017) and Everyone Leaves (2015) that was so warmly embraced by Metal Sucks, New Noise, Metal Injection and the fans who've seen them on tour (with bands like Within The Ruins and Kublai Khan) is absent. Far from it. The Warped Tour, Metal Alliance, and Never Say Die! tour vets sound more visceral than ever. Power Through Terror is more ambitious and even more violent.

Pre-order/save Power Through Terror: ffm.to/greatamericanghost

Track List:
1. Rat King
2. Prison of Hate
3. Altar of Snakes
4. Power Through Terror
5. Rivers of Blood
6. Socialized Animals
7. Black Winter
8. Scorched Earth
9. WarBorn
10. No More

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SIX TIMEGRAMMY-NOMINATED R&B POWERHOUSE TAMIA CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE RELEASE OF THE CLASSIC SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS AVAILABLE TODAY!

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2019 – ‘Tis the season of family, love, and celebration. To usher in the season, six-time GRAMMY nominee, TAMIA, releases her soulful rendition of the holiday classic, Someday At Christmas. Originally recorded and made a household favourite by Stevie Wonder, the song's meaning still echoes the wishes of all of us during a time when we long to have peace and celebrate with our loved ones.  Someday At Christmas is available on all digital platforms now.

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MONDO COZMO PARTNERS WITH SAILOR JERRY SPICED RUM FOR NEW EPISODE OF RADIO SHOW

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO COME ON OUT NOW                                     

LISTEN TO MONDO COZMO RADIO SHOW

WATCH COME ON

Toronto, ON – November 25, 2019 – Today, Los Angeles-based alternative songsmith, Mondo Cozmo, (aka Josh Ostrander), released the second installment of his six-part radio show in partnership with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. On this episode, Ostrander dives into the story behind his single, Come On, shares a special rendition of the track by its co-writer - Semisonic frontman, Dan Wilson, and interviews his wife, musician AO. The show takes a humorous look into the world of Mondo Cozmo and preludes to the release of his sophomore album out next year on Last Gang Records. Listen via Libsyn, Spotify and Apple.

When composing Come On, Ostrander and Wilson found inspiration in the mood captured so perfectly by the laid back ‘90s alt-rock anthems that were so pivotal to that generation. As the track came together, an all-star line-up assembled to see it come to fruition including Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) on guitar, Sean Friday (Dead Sara) on drums, producer Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Mars Volta) and mix engineer Spike Stent (Ed Sheeran. Muse).  The emotionally-charged video for the song features actress Anna Faris and was directed by noted cinematographer and director Michael Barrett. 

Mondo Cozmo is currently working on his forthcoming album, aided and abetted by friends and family, including producer Butch Vig, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dan Wilson, Lars Stalfors and others.

TOUR DATES:

December 6 - Chicago, IL  @ Vic Theatre*

February 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat

February 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

* w/ X Ambassadors

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.
 

About Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum:
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was created to honor Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, a Navy vet who built his rep inking soldiers and sailors in WWII-era Honolulu where he established his legendary tattoo parlor and himself as the undisputed father of American old school tattooing. Crafted in the traditional Navy way by William Grant & Sons, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is bold and smooth, with hints of caramel and vanilla. Just like the man who inspired it, this 92 proof rum speaks for itself and holds itself to the traditional values and standards of craftsmanship that Norman Collins espoused. Made in America from Caribbean Rum and blended with spices including ginger, cinnamon, clove and vanilla, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is an exceptionally smooth drink with an ABV of 46%. From the liquid itself to the packaging, every detail of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum stays true to the vision of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins.

For more information, visit sailorjerry.com or follow twitter.com/sailorjerry and facebook.com/SailorJerry.

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TORONTO’S LEXXICON INVITES EVERYONE TO THE DANCEHALL WITH NEW SINGLE FATTY FATTY

NEW ALBUM BASHMENT TRAP HOUSE OUT JANUARY 31, 2020

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR FATTY FATTY

Toronto, ON – November 22, 2019 – Rising dancehall artist, Lexxicon, brings the heat as winter approaches with his new single, Fatty Fatty. Celebrating inclusion and body positivity, it is the first track from the Toronto-based artist’s forthcoming album, Bashment Trap House, out January 31, 2020. Listen to Fatty Fatty and watch a lyric video for the track here.

“This track is to get your blood running, heart pumping, and emotions jumping,” Lexxicon says of Fatty Fatty. “It’s a little piece of the islands with a twist, the perfect addition to your personal gym playlist!

Produced by Kontrabandz, Fatty Fatty is about celebrating life, tying into the project’s overall theme around Lexxicon’s journey as a Jamaican/Canadian hybrid Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist. The hook is gender-neutral, embracing an inclusive party track that everyone can vibe to. Overall, the song's message is to be confident in your body and draws elements from 90s Dancehall music with a Hip-Hop backdrop. 

About Lexxicon
Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist Lexxicon fluctuates between Dancehall Patois, R&B harmonies, and melodic rapping with pure power. Born in Jamaica, Lexxicon moved to Birmingham, England and then New York City before settling in Toronto, Canada, where he found the drive, passion, and tools to become a recording artist. He honed his talent by growing in some of the city’s talent incubators such as R.I.S.E Edutainment, and UrbanArts – B.M.M.

After taking the stage at Afro Fest, Kothu Fest, Canadian Music Week, T-Dot Fest and the Culture Shock Block Party, the experience of Lexxicon’s live performances can be described as a powerful presence. The Toronto-based artist’s up-tempo hybrid sound comes from many influences of Sean Paul to Tory Lanez. His vision is to push the boundaries of hip-hop music, by blurring genres lines and adding his Jamaican background to his music.

Lexxicon is also an active member of Toronto’s creative community, founding a rising showcase series called AfroWave Toronto, that advocates for Dancehall, Afrobeats and Reggaeton representation in the local music scene. He attended Ryerson University and founded student group called RyeSWAT (now RyeRecords) for artists on campus to record an album (The Vision – Various ArtistsGenesis EP – Various Artists) and release music. In addition, he has worked with Ryerson’s Caribbean Student’s Association, United Black students at Ryerson, Poetic Exchange, and Psychology Student’s Association.

Stay tuned for more Lexxicon ahead of Bashment Trap House!

Listen to Fatty Fatty: fanlink.to/FattyFatty
Watch lyric video for Fatty Fatty: youtu.be/qB0y-EJqfmI

Photo by @daveoverthere

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VALERIE JUNE PUTS HER WHIMSICAL SPIN ON THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC LET IT SNOW

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TORONTO, ON — November 22, 2019 — Today, acclaimed singer-songwriter Valerie June shared her interpretation of the holiday classic, Let It Snow. June infuses the Yule time standard with her distinctively playful and warm vocal ability making the Christmas standard sound all her own.

June stated, "Since the holiday season seems to begin sooner and sooner each year, my favorite holiday songs are the ones that make you want to cuddle up with a warm cup of tea and watch through the window as the season shifts from fall to winter.”

Buy/Listen To Let It Snow 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. This year, she shared two new covers with fans, the first a re-imagining of Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing followed by her unearthly version of T. Rex’s 1971 classic Cosmic Dancer, this past August.

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GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER LONR. RELEASES NEW SINGLE SAFE ZONE

GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER LONR. RELEASES NEW SINGLE SAFE ZONE

DEBUT EP LAND OF NOTHING REAL COMING SOON

ON TOUR WITH SOULY HAD THROUGH DECEMBER 14

Toronto, ON – November 22, 2019 – Today, rising genre-disrupting singer, songwriter and producer, Lonr., unleashes his latest single, Safe Zone. Get it here via Epic Records.

On the track, evocative and entrancing guitar echoes between a stark beat. His emotionally charged delivery cracks on confessions such as, “It’s not like this. I cannot move on” and “Tonight, I just want you right back in my arms” before a dynamic and dreamy refrain. Under this cover, he pleads for an ex to join him back in the Safe Zone.

Right out of the gate, Lonr. bubbled up to the forefront of the culture with his first single A.M. earlier this Fall. Upon the single’s release, Rap-Up christened him, “Music’s secret weapon, and Elevator promised, “Lonr. has everything it takes to become the next star.,” while RESPECT. Magazine noted that he arrived a s a, “singular and cinematic talent.”  The track has since landed on playlists such as Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday and Most Necessary. Get A.M. here and watch the music video here.

The New York-based, Cape Cod, MA-raised artist, songwriter and producer recently hit the road on Souly Had’s B.L.I.S.S. Tour, alongside 12 AM. It continues at Empire Control Room in Austin, TX on this Sunday, November 24, rolls through major markets across North America, including The Roxy in Los Angeles on December 2, before concluding at Reggies in Chicago, Illinois on December 14. Check out the full itinerary below.

It all paves the way for his debut project Land of Nothing Real — coming soon. 

Emerging from under a quiet shroud of mystery, Lonr. arrives as a singular and cinematic talent whose vital and vibrant vision piques fascination as it blurs the lines between soul, soundtracks, and simmering Hip-Hop.

After being uprooted from Los Angeles as a child and moving to Cape Cod, MA, Lonr. grew up feeling like the odd one out.  Upon installing music software in high school, he entrenched himself in beat-making, creating his own universe to exist in. Inspired by the likes of Pharrell, OutKast, and Tyler, The Creator as well as film scores for Star Wars, Interstellar, and The Pursuit of Happyness, he developed his production chops and song writing talents through countless hours by himself in front of the computer.

On his way up, he became a sought-after songwriter, crafting hits alongside other artists. By 2019, he was nominated for multiple GRAMMY® Awards for contributions to H.E.R.’s discography. At the same time, he began to quietly assemble what would become Lonr.’s own project, Land of Nothing Real.

“I always zone out and go into my own little world,” Lonr. explains. “That’s the Land of Nothing Real. If you don’t like where you are, you can escape into another realm. This project is really about love, longing, and desire. Those topics are always on people’s minds. I’m examining them with melodic and dreamy songs.”

Capturing palpable and relatable emotion, Lonr. might just make you feel a little less alone: “I want listeners to feel like this is something new,” he says. “Most of all, I hope they resonate with me and feel like they’re being heard and not so alone in this world.”

Welcome to Lonr.’s world.

LONR. OFFICIAL TOUR DATES:
November 24 – Empire Control Room - Austin TX
November 25 – Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues - Houston TX
November 26 – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues - Dallas TX
November 30 – Pub Rock - Phoenix AZ
December 1 – Voodoo Lounge @ House of Blues - San Diego CA
December 2 – The Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
December 3 – The Starlet Room - Sacramento CA
December 4 – Atrium @ The Catalyst - Santa Cruz CA
December 5 – The New Parish - Oakland CA
December 8 – Star Theater - Portland OR
December 9 – Chop Suey - Seattle WA
December 11 – The Grand @ The Complex - Salt Lake City UT
December 12 – Otherside @ Cervantes - Denver CO
December 14 – Reggies - Chicago IL

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MARCUS KING PREMIERES FIERY NEW SONG SAY YOU WILL WITH GARDEN & GUN

DAN AUERBACH PRODUCED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

EL DORADO OUT ON FANTASY RECORDS JANUARY 17, 2020

PRE-ORDER NOW

ON TOUR NOW WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO ON DECEMBER 18 AND VANCOUVER ON FEBRUARY 9

Guitar-legend-in-the-making”- GARDEN & GUN

 “Sure to grab the hearts, minds and ears of everyone from the rock clubs to the Grand Ole Opry.” - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

“This stomping slice of incendiary blues rock radiates swagger and soul” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Fierce guitar player teams up with the Black Keys guitarist-producer for his first solo album” - ROLLING STONE

Toronto, ON – November 22, 2019 – Today, Marcus King shared a fiery rock ‘n roll song, Say You Will - a new track from his forthcoming Dan Auerbach produced genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado - due Jan 17, 2020 on Fantasy Records. The song was premiered by Garden & Gun who described the track as, “a blistering guitar stunner”, which “promises to dial up any winter playlist.”

Discussing the song with Garden & Gun, Marcus explained, “Say You Will is a classic rock and roll feel meant to inspire an emotion to make you want to move. You’ve got Bubba’s kick drum coming through, heavily pronounced in a bulldozing fashion. Sleepless fuzz guitar tones are meant to hit a nerve. Combined with the lyrics is a song that will take you on a ride through a tapestry of my favorite influences – Mountain, Joe Walsh, and Eric Clapton. When listening to this song you should be rowdy, whether at work or a cookout.”

El Dorado is a contemporary exploration of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock and blues, where subtle acoustics and pedal steel shine bright alongside raucous electric guitars and blistering solos. Marking a new sonic direction and with King’s remarkable voice taking center stage, El Dorado is set to further establish King as one of the most soulful voices of his generation.

The album’s highly anticipated first single, The Well, premiered recently via Rolling Stone alongside widespread support from tastemakers American Songwriter, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly and Paste and is already receiving widespread support at Triple A radio.  The track’s cinematic video also just premiered via Relix.

At 23 years old, Marcus King has established himself as an enthralling world class live music talent. He recently embarked on a 70+ date world tour, with The Marcus King Band, and will make stops in Toronto on December 18, followed by Vancouver on February 9. One of the hardest working bands in the world today, they performed over 140 shows in the last calendar year alone. King has also found the time to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, performed with Chris Stapleton on his US arena tour as well as curated his own hometown festival - The Marcus King Band Family Reunion.

El Dorado was recorded at Easy Eye Sound, the songs were written by Marcus King and Dan Auerbach along with famed writers, Paul Overstreet, Ronnie Bowman and Pat McLaughlin and performed by legendary studio musicians who have worked with iconic artists Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Bobby Womack. King and Auerbach co-wrote twe12ve songs for El Dorado in only three days. 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.”

Playing professionally since he was eleven years old and discovered in his teens after a video of him performing at Norman’s Rare Guitars went viral, Marcus King is a fourth-generation musician who followed in his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live. King recently made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry, playing his grandfather’s guitar. The moment was recently captured in a video documentary released this week, which can be watched here. King has overcome challenges with mental health and loss to become a guitar phenomenon at 23 and with El Dorado is poised for a major breakthrough as one of the most talented young artists in music today.

El Dorado will be released on Fantasy Records in association with Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. Available to pre-order now. Please visit mk.lnk.to/eldorado.

The Marcus King Band founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, is Marcus’ honoured 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:
November 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
November 23 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
November 24 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
December 3 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium - Marcus King Solo,
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
December 28 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium
December 29 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
December 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
December 31 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
January 7-12 - Jam Cruise 2020 - Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
January 24 - Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
January 26 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
January 27 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
January 28 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
January 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
January 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
February 1 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
February 4 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
February 6 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
February 7 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
February 8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
February 9 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - The Commodore Ballroom
February 11 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
February 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
February 14 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
February 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
February 21 - Leeds, UK - The Wardrobe
February 22 - Glasgow, UK - Oran More
February 23 - Dublin, IE – Whelans
February 25 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
February 26 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
February 27 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
February 28 - Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 1 - Paris, FR - L’Alhambra
March 2 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
March 3- Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 4- Enschede, NL - Metropool Enschede
March 5 - Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 7- Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukölln
March 8 - Hamburg, DE - Mojo Club
March 9 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Jr.
April 10-12 - Byron Bay Bluesfest - Tyagarah, Australia
April 13 - Metro Theatre - Sydney, NSW, Australia
April 15 - Croxton Park Hotel - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
April 16 - Powerstation - Auckland, New Zealand

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GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV NOMINATED FOR BEST FOLK ALBUM AT 62nd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

EVENING MACHINES OUT NOW TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM

“Evening Machines showcases his emotionally evocative songwriting style; rich in narrative detail and beautifully contemplative.” – NPR Music

“That simple presentation leaves nothing for Isakov to hide behind. He lets the stripped down nuances of his lyrics and musicianship speak for themselves; the results are deceptively straightforward but immense in their complexity.” – Paste

“characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.” – NPR Music

“…finds the gifted songwriter doing what he does best: painting a landscape in simple language that stirs our most complex emotions.” – Consequence Of Sound

“beautiful collisions of acoustic instruments, Isakov’s soothing vocals and otherworldly noise.” – NPR Music

Top Songs of 2018 – “San Luis”
“Ethereal background vocals and production propel the lyrics of Isakov’s ‘San Luis’…Isakov’s half-spoken delivery leaves us wanting to know, and hear, more.”  –
American Songwriter

“Isakov’s latest is an evocative album, consistently holding a listener’s attention.”  – No Depression

“unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.”  – NPR Music

“It’s an album of small intentions with a grand sweep, intimate and boundless at the same time.” – Paste

“Evening Machines suspends time and space as well as the simultaneous mood of earthiness mixed with that surreal somewhere else." – No Depression

Toronto, ON – November 21, 2019 – Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, Gregory Alan Isakov, has been nominated for Best Folk Album at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards for his acclaimed album, Evening Machines (Suitcase Town Music/Dualtone Records).

Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the twelve-track album was self-produced by Isakov, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim.

In celebration of the release, Isakov will continue to tour through the end of the. year including upcoming shows at Aspen’s Belly Up, Park City’s Park City Live, Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl, Albuquerque’s El Rey Theater and Cheyenne’s Cheyenne Civic Center among many others. See below for complete details.

Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”

The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of 12 of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, Liars, praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Philadelphia, Isakov now calls Colorado home. When he isn’t on the road, he spends much of his time on his farm in Boulder County, which provides produce to local restaurants within the community.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 20—Dubai, UAE—Opera House
November 23—Johannesburg, South Africa—Ticket Pro Dome
November 26—Cape Town, South Africa—Grand Arena (SOLD OUT)
December 5—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center
December 6—Aspen, CO—Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
December 7—Park City, UT—Park City Live (SOLD OUT)
December 8—Las Vegas, NV—Brooklyn Bowl 
December 10—Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theater
December 11—Albuquerque, NM—El Rey Theater
December 13—Estes Park, CO—Stanley Hotel (SOLD OUT)
December 14—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
December 15—Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Civic Center 
December 22—Gold Hill, CO—Gold Hill Inn (SOLD OUT)
December 23—Gold Hill, CO—Gold Hill Inn (SOLD OUT)

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www.gregoryalanisakov.com

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CONCORD CELEBRATES GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH ITS ARTISTS AND SONGWRITERS

Toronto, ON – November 21, 2019 – The Recording Academy announced its nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards yesterday morning and among them were dozens of artists and songwriters from the Concord Recorded Music, Publishing and Theatricals family.

Concord Recorded Music artists garnered nominations in almost all of the Best Album categories, including; Elvis Costello & The Imposters for Look Now (Traditional Pop Vocal), I Prevail for Trauma (Rock), Jazzmeia Horn for Love & Liberation (Jazz), Esperanza Spalding for 12 Little Spells (Jazz), Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band for Antidote (Latin Jazz), Keb’ Mo’ for Oklahoma (Americana), The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys for Toils, Tears & Trouble (Bluegrass), Southern Avenue for Keep On (Contemporary Blues) and Andrew Bird for My Finest Work Yet (Folk).

Fearless Records band, I Prevail, received a second nomination for Best Metal Performance for their song Bow Down, while Rounder Records all-female Americana super trio, I’m With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins), was recognized in the Best Americana Roots Performance category for Call My Name. The trio was also nominated for their songwriting on this track.

Fantasy Records artist, Tanya Tucker, received four nominations for While I’m Livin’, the icon’s first studio album in over a decade. Tucker was recognized with nominations in the categories of Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance for Bring My Flowers Now as well as nods for her songwriting in the categories of Song of the Year and Best Country Song along with her co-writers Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth.

Concord Music Publishing songwriters contributed to three nominees in the category of Album of the Year; Noah Goldstein and Psymun (i,i by Bon Iver), Mark Ronson (Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend) and Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (thank u, next by Ariana Grande).

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are a part of more than a few projects nominated, including one of the biggest songs in this year’s GRAMMY cycle and Record of the Year nominee, Ariana Grande’s 7 rings. Coming off of a Tony win for Best Revival of a Musical, the cast and producers of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! are now GRAMMY-nominated in the category of Best Musical Theater Album. Concord handles the publishing and theatrical licensing for all of the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Concord Music Publishing songwriter, Jacob Collier, was nominated for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella and Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for his work on Moon River and All Night Long, respectively. Concord songwriter, Dolly Parton, earned a nomination for co-writing and performing Girl In The Movies for the film, Dumplin’.

Songwriters from Concord Music Publishing’s diverse roster of writers and composers also played a part in many projects that were recognized by The Recording Academy. Congratulations to Irving Berlin, Johnny Black, Aaron Copland, Phil Collins, Luigi Creatore, Denzel Curry, Walshy Fire, Lorenz Hart, Camilo Lara, Sean McConnell, Serge Prokofieff, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Joe South, Varren Wade, George David Weiss, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II on their contributions to albums nominated in numerous categories.

Nominations also went to Irwan Awalludin for INTELLEXUAL (Recording Package), Judy Cantor-Navas for The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions and Steve Greenberg for Stax ’68: A Memphis Story (Album Notes).

The GRAMMY® Awards will be announced on January 26, 2020 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A full list of Concord’s nominations can be found below.

Song of the Year
Bring My Flowers Now (Tanya Tucker)
Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters
-From her album While I’m Livin’ on Fantasy Records

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Look Now  (Elvis Costello & The Imposters)
-Concord Records

Best Metal Performance
Bow Down (I Prevail)
-Fearless Records

Best Rock Album
Trauma (I Prevail)
-Fearless Records

Best Country Solo Performance
Bring My Flowers Now (Tanya Tucker)
-Fantasy Records

Best Country Song
Bring My Flowers Now (Tanya Tucker)
Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters
-From her album While I’m Livin’ on Fantasy Records

Best Country Album
While I’m Livin’ (Tanya Tucker)
-Fantasy Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Love & Liberation (Jazzmeia Horn)
-Concord Jazz

12 Little Spells (Esperanza Spalding)
-Concord Records

Best Latin Jazz Album
Antidote (Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band)
-Concord Jazz

Best American Roots Performance
Call My Name (I’m With Her)
-Rounder Records

Best American Roots Song
Call My Name (I’m With Her)
Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters
-From their single on Rounder Records

Best Americana Album
Oklahoma (Keb’ Mo’)
-Concord Records & Concord Music Publishing

Best Bluegrass Album
Toils, Tears & Trouble (The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys)
-Rounder Records

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Keep On, (Southern Avenue)
-Concord Records & Concord Music Publishing

Best Folk Album
My Finest Work Yet (Andrew Bird)
-Loma Vista Recordings

Best Musical Theater Album
OKLAHOMA! (2019 Broadway Cast)
Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)
-Concord Music Publishing

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Girl In The Movies from Dumplin’ (Dolly Parton)
Dolly Parton and Linda Perry, songwriters
-Concord Music Publishing

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Moon River (Jacob Collier)
Jacob Collier, arranger

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
All Night Long (Jacob Collier)
Jacob Collier, arranger

12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine) (Esperanza Spalding)
Esperanza Spalding, arranger
-From her 12 Little Spells album on Concord Records

Best Recording Package
INTELLEXUAL, (Intellexual)
Irwan Awalludin, art director
-Fantasy Records

Best Album Notes
The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions
Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer
-Craft Recordings (Panart)

Best Album Notes
Stax ’68: A Memphis Story
Steve Greenberg, album notes writer
-Craft Recordings (Stax)

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DENZEL CURRY RELEASES SPEEDBOAT SHORT FILM

NEW ALBUM ZUU OUT NOW ON
LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
                                                                 

LISTEN TO ZUU

WATCH SPEEDBOAT

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

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

"A Florida Rap Legend" – Stereogum

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

Toronto, ON – November 20, 2019 – Today, Denzel Curry returns with a new short film from his latest album, ZUU. Directed by Jaimie Sánchez, Speedboat is a metaphor for the consequences of opting into the fast life, a message propelled further by the video's reverse narrative. Through cinematic shots, spoken interludes, and the Carol City landscape, the four-minute video turns into a riveting drama about the gravity a single choice can make in the grand scheme of life. The visual is the second from the album following Ricky and arrives at the tail-end of a whirlwind year for the artist.

ZUU was crowned Best New Music by Pitchfork upon its release and named one of the best albums of the year by The A.V. ClubComplexHighsnobiety, and Stereogum. Even without the release of ZUU, 2019 would have been a breakout year for Denzel - it has seen him release numerous hard-hitting collaborations with the likes of slowthai (Psycho), Flying Lotus (Black Balloons Reprise), Rick Ross (Running the Streets), Wiki (Grim), and most recently Glass Animals (Tokyo Drifting) to name a few. He also played a string of sold out North American shows with Billie Eilish, made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and toured North America with the $UICIDEBOY$ alongside multiple explosive festival sets stateside and abroad.

Watch Speedboat, hear ZUU above, and stay tuned for more from Denzel Curry coming soon. 

BUY AND STREAM ZUU: found.ee/DC_ZUU 

WATCH:
SPEEDBOAT
RICKY

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TANYA TUCKER NOMINATED FOR FOUR GRAMMY AWARDS LEADS ALL COUNTRY NOMINEES

NOMINATIONS INCLUDE SONG OF THE YEAR AND BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

WHILE I’M LIVIN’ TUCKER’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 17 YEARS PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS                

“I say, yes, bring this woman the accolades and praise she deserves RIGHT NOW. I say, yes, let’s give her a Grammy Award NOW. I say, yes, let’s put her into the Country Music Hall of Fame NOW.” Music Row

TORONTO, ON – November 20, 2019 – This morning, Tanya Tucker received four GRAMMY Award nominations including Song Of The Year (Bring My Flowers Now), Best Country Album (While I'm Livin’), Best Country Solo Performance (Bring My Flowers Now) and Best Country Song (Bring My Flowers Now). The four nominations lead all 2020 Country GRAMMY nominees. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, While I'm Livin', Tucker’s first new album in 17 years, was released in August. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on January 26, 2020 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“I wish I had a trampoline to jump on right now! This is just unbelievable,” says Tucker. “I couldn’t have done this without the fans, Brandi and Shooter, and the whole Tanya Tucker Team. What’s different now more than ever is the fans on social media and streaming made this record an instant success. What just happened, I’d never, ever fathom.” The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 26 in Los Angeles. The four nominations mark a career high for the original country outlaw. Nominated for ten Grammys over her illustrious five-decade career, Tucker landed her first nomination with Delta Dawn in 1972 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female.

The critically acclaimed album, which The New Yorker declares, “captures one of America’s great vocalists at her peak,” and Rolling Stone calls “a stunning exuberant album that ranks among the year’s best,” marks Tucker’s first for Fantasy Records and Sawyer & Garner Management. The record is her first Top Ten debut and tenth Top Ten album.

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.”

Watch the videos for album tracks: The Wheels of Laredo, (directed by Myriam Santos), Hard Luck, (directed by Chris Phelps), The House That Built Me, which features Tanya’s personal collection of family photos, and for the album’s cornerstone, Bring My Flowers Now, featuring Brandi Carlile and directed by acclaimed video director Trey Fanjoy (Miranda Lambert’s, It All Comes Out in the Wash, Steven Tyler’s, Love Is Your Name, Sheryl Crow’s, Easy).

Tucker is currently touring the U.S. with performances slated at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Variety says of Tucker’s recent sold-out performances at The Troubadour, “How many of us took Cash or Haggard for granted enough to pass up easy opportunities to see them on their last tours, but would pay thousands of dollars for the opportunity now? These are mistakes we have a chance to atone up for by seeing Tucker while she’s living. And strutting.” Tickets and VIP packages are available here. See full dates below.

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:
December 1 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
December 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Arena*
January 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
*with Brandi Carlile

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THE BLUE STONES JUMP INTO THE VIRTUAL WORLD WITH A NEW VIDEO FOR SHAKIN’ OFF THE RUST

WATCH SHAKIN’ OFF THE RUST HERE

MORE FROM THE BLUE STONES HERE

Toronto, ON – November 19, 2019 –
Today, alternative-blues rock duo, The Blue Stones, shared a futuristic music video for their latest single Shakin’ Off The Rust, out now on Entertainment One. The clip finds the band and their fans jumping into the virtual world for a concert that evolves into a dance party with a strange twist. 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. Having just wrapped up a European headlining tour, the band are gearing up for 2020 with a new album on the horizon and more touring to come. You can check out the video for Shakin’ Off The Rust now and find the track on streaming services here.

On creating the video, the band stated, “We wanted to do something a little different this time around. We think it’s funny that someday – maybe sooner than we think – we won’t have to tour, but can do shows from wherever we want. The video gets a little crazy at times, but we had fun doing it.”

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.

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SOCCER MOMMY RELEASES NEW SONG WITH A SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY ALEX ROSS PERRY

ANNOUNCES 2020 INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE TOUR
INCLUDING STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO IN APRIL

“[‘lucy’s’] fuzzed-out guitars and sleek production are reminiscent of '90s-era Hole...Backed by the soft-then-loud dynamic of minor power chords, Allison swings back and forth between the beautiful and the macabre while singing about the curse of seduction...brooding and universal.” - NPR Music

“‘lucy,’ clearly, is Lucifer. In her new single, Soccer Mommy — the songwriter Sophie Allison — feels herself being seduced by pure handsome evil... Her music gives her little to hold on to against his temptations, as guitars waver and echo in a psychedelic maelstrom that just might drown her.”
- The New York Times (Playlist)

"Clean is a breath of fresh air that will also knock the wind out of you...these endlessly replayable songs have the prickly slouch of ’90s indie rock, but with wide-eyed vulnerability and bright melodies in place of ironic distance; the sharp eyes and conversational delivery of vintage Taylor Swift, but with more of real life’s mess." - Pitchfork (Best Albums of the 2010s)

“The lyrics evoke a century of blues and country music, and [‘lucy’s’] moody sonics bring to mind goth and Nineties alt-rock’s brooding interiority. And, as she so often does, Allison still manages to land it all on a shimmering chorus you’ll be able to hum next time you need a little pick me up to get you through your own next dark night of the soul.”
- Rolling Stone (Song You Need To Know)

"Enticed by the brimstone and flames, she ends [‘lucy’] wearing a thorn of crowns as the guitars build and build. An exciting first taste of what’s to come next."
- The FADER (#1 Best Rock Songs Right Now)

“[On ‘lucy'] Soccer Mommy, a.k.a Sophie Allison, is so good at writing about temptation and the allure of damaging people and situations.” - Vulture (Best New Songs of the Week)

"[‘lucy’ is] so fucking good..." - Stereogum

“The guitars are a bit more clear and sparkly [on ‘lucy] than they were on the debut but the nihilism that pervaded her sound, to my ears, is still there. As is the fascinating juxtaposition of her girlish voice and these dark sounds. I'm ready for more!”
- Refinery29 (New Music To Know)

TORONTO, ON – November 19, 2019 – Nashville native, Soccer Mommy (a.k.a. Sophie Allison), released lucy earlier this fall – her first new song since her 2018 breakout debut album, Clean. Showcasing a bolder sound, more advanced production, and Allison’s masterful songwriting and wordplay kicked up a notch, lucy is now followed by a 7+ minute epic called yellow is the color of her eyes

"yellow is the color of her eyes is a song that is really important to me,” Allison explains. “The song was inspired by a time when I was on the road constantly and I felt like I was losing time - specifically with my mother. It’s also a song that I feel really showcases my writing when it comes to instrumentation, so it’s one that makes me really proud.“ The track, which features Mary Lattimore on harp, is out now alongside a stunning short film by Her Smell director, Alex Ross Perry. Watch the film here, and buy or stream yellow is the color of her eyes here.

Alex Ross Perry on the short film: “The challenge of creating a 7-minute piece was daunting and irresistible in equal measure. Having just completed a film for which the color-coded design of it's various acts was of the utmost importance, Sophie's idea of collaborating on a short-form film to compliment her similarly-conceived new music was irresistible.

“Running with her idea of locations evoking where she wrote this song, the concept couldn't have announced itself more boldly. To that, I shared images from Breaking the Waves and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It wasn't until we got the footage back that I realized a dash of first-scene-of-Inception had snuck in there, as well."

Soccer Mommy has been touring non-stop for the past few years, opening for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Wilco and Liz Phair, selling out countless headline shows, and making her festival debuts at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Primavera Sound, and more. Today she announces a massive world tour, starting in March 2020 in North America and stopping at some of the biggest venues Allison has ever headlined, including Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto in April. A seated pre-sale will begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. locally, a Spotify pre-sale on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. locally, with general on-sale starting Friday at 10 a.m. locally. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets here.

Soccer Mommy’s debut album Clean earned mass critical acclaim upon its release, and received year-end nods from 100+ publications, including The New York Times #1 Album of 2018. It has already been featured on numerous Best of The Decade lists, as well.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
12/28 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works #
3/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
3/27- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle*
3/28- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
3/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
4/3 - Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
4/4 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
4/7 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral*
4/8 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*

4/9 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
4/11 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
4/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
4/18 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre^
4/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue^
4/22 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre^
4/24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room^
4/25 - Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee^
4/26 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
4/27 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
4/29 - San Francisco,CA @ The Fillmore^
4/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre^
5/1 - La Jolla, CA @ UC San Diego - Stage Room^
5/2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^
5/3 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf^
5/5 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East^
5/6 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
5/7 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater^
6/04 - Oslo, Norway @  Parkteatret
6/05 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
6/06 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
6/08 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
6/09 - Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
6/11 - Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
6/13 - Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
6/15 - Paris, France @ Petit Bain
6/16 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
6/18 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
6/19 - Bristol, UK @ Trinity
6/20 - Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
6/22 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
6/23 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
6/24 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
# w/ Jesus Lizard
* w/ Tomberlin
^ w/ Emily Reo

“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

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MATT HOLUBOWSKI SHARES NEW SINGLE THOROUGHFARE

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE IN THE NEW YEAR

2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – November 18, 2019 – Following the release of his Gold certified album, Solitudes, Matt Holubowski, criss-crossed Canada, Europe and the United States, performing over 200 concerts in two-and-a-half years. A creative retreat followed, which was paused ever-so-briefly to perform the closing show at last summer’s Montreal International Jazz Festival before a captivated audience.

Now, Holubowski announces that he will be back on the road early next year, performing new songs written in-and-around Paris, Krakow, Banff and Montreal. In these shows, under the banner of freedom, the singer-songwriter and his band will push musical exploration and experimental sound up a notch, transporting audiences between sensibility and intensity.

Today, he also shares Thoroughfarethe first song off of his new record, which is set to be released in early 2020. Have a listen here.

“Thoroughfare is about following something pure and beautiful down a narrow, colourful path, but getting a little lost along the way and leaving a bit of yourself behind, quietly lost in time,” shares Matt. “I’ve always deliberately avoided talking about love in my songs in the past, but certain events in my life in the last few years made it impossible for me to ignore it this time around. It’s literally in all the songs now, in some way or another. I couldn’t help myself. And I finally understood why people write love songs. They’re liberating.”

The 2020 tour will kick off in January in his home province of Quebec for two back to back shows at the Théâtre du Marais in Val-Morin, and will take Holubowski across North America, with stops in Kitchener, Toronto, Hamilton, and Kingston. See below for all tour dates, and stay tuned for more to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES:
January 10 - Val-Morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais
January 11 - Val-Morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais
February 18 - Ste-Geneviève, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
February 27 - Bécancour, QC - Le Moulin Michel de Gentilly
February 28 - Sherbrooke, QC - Theatre Granada
February 04 - Montreal, QC - M Telus
March 5 - Québec, QC - Grand Théâtre de Québec
March 6 - Sorel-Tracy, QC - Salle Georges-Codling
March 7 - Gatineau, QC - Salle Odyssée

March 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary
March 14 - Portland, OR - The Old Church
March 15 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
March 18 - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square
March 19 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
March 20 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
March 21 - Kingston,ON  - Grad Club
April 15 - Amos, QC - Théâtre des Eskers
April 16 - La Sarre, QC - Salle Desjardins
April 17 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Théâtre du Cuivre
April 18 - Val-d'Or, QC - Théâtre Telebec
May 8 - L'Assomption, QC - Theatre Hector-Charland
May 9 - Chicoutimi, QC - Théâtre Banque-Nationale
May 10 - Sept-Îles, QC - Salle Jean-Marc-Dion
May 12 - St-Irénée, QC - Domaine Forget
May 14 - Carleton-sur-Mer, QC - Quai des Arts
May 15 - Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
May 16 - Cowansville, QC - Auditorium Massey-Vanier
May 17 - Brossard, QC - L'Étoile Banque-Nationale
May 27 - St-Eustache, QC - Le Zénith de St-Eustache
May 28 - Terrebonne, QC - Theatre du Vieux-Terrebonne
May 29 - Trois-Rivières, QC - Théâtre du Cégep
May 30 - Joliette, QC - Salle Rolland-Brunelle
June 5 - Laval, QC - Salle Andre-Mathieu
June 6 - Victoriaville, QC - Le Carré 150
June 10 - St-Hyacinthe, QC - Centre des Arts Juliette
Lassonde
June 11 - Drummondville, QC - Maison des arts Desjardins
June 12 - Saint-Jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
June 13 - Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Théâtre Lionel-Groulx


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NATHANIEL RATELIFF CONFIRMS 2020 TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM

TORONTO SHOW AT ROY THOMSON HALL
ON MARCH 8, 2020

“Rateliff is an exuberant, unguarded story-teller, sharing personal details in conversation as openly as he does in his songs.”
– Rolling Stone

Toronto, ON – November 18, 2019 – In support of a forthcoming solo album, Nathaniel Rateliff, returns to his early acoustic days with the And It’s Still Alright tour. The show will feature many facets of Rateliff’s musicianship – ranging from stripped back moments with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, to the accompaniment of a full band. The set list will feature songs from his entire catalog as well as the new album, which will be released via Stax Records early next year. The extensive run of theatre shows begins in Minneapolis on March 4 and includes a Toronto stop at Roy Thomson Hall on March 8. More dates, including performances in the U.K. and Europe, are to be announced. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. local and are available at nathanielrateliff.com.

Growing up in rural Missouri, Rateliff got his early music education from his family, who performed in the church band in which Rateliff played drums, and his father’s record collection. At 19, Rateliff moved to Denver where he spent the next ten years working night shifts at a bottle factory and a trucking company while testing out songs at open-mic nights. Preceding the emergence of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Nathaniel released three albums and an EP; Desire and Dissolving Men (2007), In Memory of Loss (2010), Falling Faster Than You Can Run (2013) and Closer EP (2014). The solo releases received critical praise – The New York Times called it, “Pensive, Rousing, Stark, Eloquent…Cash Echoes,” while Vanity Fair proclaimed, “We were blown away.” Paste furthered, “Rateliff’s rich voice and his bandmates’ textured harmonies sound like long and comfortable conversations.”

In 2015, Rateliff launched Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. The band’s self-titled debut album was a breakout success, selling over a million records worldwide. The album is certified Platinum in Canada, while hit single, S.O.B., went 3x Platinum in Canada, and hit #1 at Alternative radio. Their sophomore album, Tearing at the Seams, was released in March 2018 to widespread acclaim and featured three singles that hit #1 at Triple A Radio – A Little Honey, Hey Mama and You Worry Me, which reached #1 at Alternative radio in Canada as well. Rateliff and the band have appeared on nearly every late-night television program and toured extensively worldwide, playing major festivals and selling out iconic venues including their hometown Red Rocks Amphitheater multiple times.

AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT TOUR:
March 4, 2020—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre*
March 5, 2020—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater*
March 6, 2020—Chicago, IL—The Chicago Theatre†
March 8, 2020—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall*
March 10, 2020—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre*
March 14, 2020—Washington DC—The Anthem‡
March 16, 2020—Pittsburgh, PA—Byham Theater‡
March 17, 2020—Indianapolis, IN—Old National Centre‡
March 19, 2020—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre‡
March 20, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡
March 21, 2020—Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle‡
April 2, 2020—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre at Ace Hotel§
April 3, 2020—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre At The Ace Hotel§
April 4, 2020—San Francisco, CA—Palace Of Fine Arts§
April 5, 2020—San Francisco, CA—Palace Of Fine Arts§
August 26, 2020—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
*with Courtney Marie Andrews
†with Damien Jurado
‡with Sam Evian and Hannah Cohen
§with The Still Tide
**with Kevin Morby

ADDITIONAL NATHANIEL RATELIFF DATES:
November 23, 2019—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena (The Last Waltz—An All-Star Celebration of The  Band’s Historic Farewell Concert)*
December 10, 2019—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre (WFUV Holiday Cheer)*
December 13, 2019—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom (10th annual holiday shows)†‡
December 14, 2019—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom (10th annual holiday shows)†‡
*Nathaniel Rateliff solo
†Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
‡with Mavis Staples

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BAILEN DID A CHRISTMAS THING AND IT’S JOYOUS

WE DID A CHRISTMAS THING EP OUT NOW

NEWLY ANNOUNCED 2020 OUR DATES INCLUDE HEADLINING SHOW & WEST COAST RUN WITH ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER GRACE POTTER

VANCOUVER SHOW DATE MARCH 12 TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

TORONTO, ON – November 15, 2019 – Today,  BAILEN, (fraternal twins Daniel and David and younger sister Julia) shared the digital only,  two track EP entitled, we did a Christmas thing, which includes a cover of Christmas Is All Around, (from the film Love Actually) and the holiday classic I’ll Be Home For Christmas.

Collectively, the band stated, “The holidays always remind us of being home in New York City, and I’ll Be Home For Christmas is a song that really resonated with us as a band because we’re away from home a lot. The song gives you that nostalgic longing that is so much a part of the holidays and so much a part of being on tour away from home with the ones you love. The holidays are nothing without some fun romcoms, and we are all big fans of Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy and thought it would be funny to cover the cover in the movie Love Actually. It turned out that the song actually lent itself great to harmonies, so we had fun with it and kept it tongue and cheek.” 

The holiday EP follows the release of the band’s MIXTAPE VOL. 1, a digital only, eight song collection of previously unreleased original songs, album tracks and select covers from an eclectic group of artists including The Sugarcubes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Billie Eilish and Joni Mitchell. The EP’s original songs include fan favourites, Something Tells Me (which  appears on their John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War On Drugs) produced, acclaimed debut album Thrilled To Be Here,) the non-album track, 25 for the Last Time and two unreleased cuts from the Thrilled sessions, The Way I Could and Cold Blue. You can listen to MIXTAPE VOL. 1 here.

Additionally, this week BAILEN announced new 2020 tour dates starting with a headlining run through the mid-west which kicks off January 17 in Vienna, Virginia. The band will then join acclaimed singer/songwriter Grace Potter on select dates of her headlining 2020 tour in support of her new album Daylight. Prior to this, BAILEN will finish out 2019 with shows on the east coast including a hometown show in NYC at The Bowery Ballroom on December 12, 2019. All tickets are on sale now and full routing is below. For more information and tickets please visit www.bailentheband.com.

BAILEN ON TOUR:
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
January 17 – Vienna, VA – Barns At Wolf Trap
January 18 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
January 20 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
January 21 – Eddie's Attic – Decatur, GA
January 22 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
January 24 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
January 25 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
January 27 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
January 28 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
January 30 – The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
February 1 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
March 12 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC*
March 13 – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR*
March 14 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA*
March 15 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR*
March 18 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA*
March 19 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*
March 21 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA*
March 25 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT*
March 26 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO*
March 27 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
March 28 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO*
*w/ Grace Potter

Listen/Purchase we did a Christmas thing HERE

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RUSTON KELLY DEBUTS SCREAMING INFIDELITIES VIDEO FEATURING CHRIS CARRABBA

NEW PROJECT DIRT EMO VOL. 1 OUT NOW

WILL MAKE HEADLINE DEBUT AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM NEXT YEAR

Toronto, ON – November 15, 2019 – The official music video for Ruston Kelly’s rendition of Dashboard Confessional’s, Screaming Infidelities featuring the band’s lead singer, Chris Carrabba is debuting today. Watch/share here.  

The song comes from Kelly’s acclaimed new project Dirt Emo Vol. 1, which was released last month via Rounder Records (stream/purchase here).  Co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K, the eight-song release consists of Kelly’s favourite emo songs including a live cover of Wheatus’, Teenage Dirtbag as well as new renditions 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 his breakout year, Kelly will make his headline debut at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium next year on March 6, 2020. Of this milestone, Kelly shares, “Words cannot express the honor and excitement I have for headlining the Ryman. It has been the North Star to me as far as establishing myself as a touring artist. I’ve been dreaming of playing my own show there for a very long time.”

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, which declares, “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.”

2020 CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
March 6 —Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium* 
*with Lucy Dacus

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KATIE PRUITT’S NEW SONG OUT OF THE BLUE PREMIERES TODAY

DEBUT ALBUM EXPECTATIONS OUT FEBRUARY 21

2020 HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED WITH SHOW

IN TORONTO ON APRIL 13, 2020

“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

 “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 Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch In 2019

“a song that just gave me chills.”Bob Boilen

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

 “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, The 20 Best Acts We Saw at SXSW 2019

 “A soulful, acrobatic vocalist with a strong sense of melody and even stronger knack for crafting an affecting narrative”
 – Rolling Stone, 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know

 “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 Artists On The Rise

Toronto, ON – November 15, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Katie Pruitt’s new song, Out Of The Blue, is premiering today. Watch/share the official music video here.

Reflecting on the song, Pruitt shares, “This song is about being swept up in the initial high of infatuation, when you can’t imagine wanting to leave each other’s side. In the beginning where the feeling is new and you spend your days holding hands in the park, laying in the grass, watching the clouds move against a bright blue backdrop. Time quickly turns lovers into strangers though, just like it turns days into nights. The sun rises and sets on this type of infatuation, often in the same day.”

Out Of The Blue is the third track unveiled from Pruitt’s highly anticipated debut album, Expectations, which will be released February 21 via Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. Co-produced by Pruitt and her close friend, Mike Robinson, Expectations was recorded in Nashville and consists of ten new songs written/co-written by Pruitt including the title track, which was released earlier this fall 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.”

In celebration of the release, Pruitt will kick off her extensive headline tour next year with a special record release show at Nashville’s The Basement on February 21. Additional stops include Los Angeles’ The Hotel Café, San Francisco’s Café Du Nord, Seattle’s Sunset Tavern, Denver’s Globe Hall, New York’s Mercury Lounge, Toronto’s Drake Hotel, Philadelphia’s MilkBoy and Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic among several others. Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on-sale next Friday, November 22 at 10:00am local time. See below for complete details.

KATIE PRUITT CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

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*

February 21, 2020—Nashville, TN—The Basement

March 20, 2020—Dallas, TX—Ruins

March 21, 2020—Houston, TX—White Oak Upstairs

March 24, 2020—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar

March 26, 2020—Los Angeles, CA—The Hotel Café

March 28, 2020—Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory

March 29, 2020—San Francisco, CA—Café Du Nord

March 31, 2020—Portland, OR—Bunk Bar

April 1, 2020—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern

April 3, 2020—Salt Lake City, UT—Kilby Court

April 5, 2020—Denver, CO—Globe Hall

April 7, 2020—Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club

April 8, 2020—Kansas City, MO—Riot Room

April 9, 2020—St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill

April 10, 2020—Evanston, IL—SPACE

April 11, 2020—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi

April 13, 2020—Toronto, ON—Drake Hotel

April 15, 2020—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge

April 16, 2020—Uncasville, CT—Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun

April 17, 2020—Boston, MA—Café 939

April 18, 2020—Philadelphia, PA—MilkBoy

April 20, 2020—Washington, DC—DC9

April 21, 2020—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room

April 22, 2020—Atlanta, GA—Eddie’s Attic

April 24, 2020—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar 

*with The Wood Brothers

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ROYCE 5’9” IS BACK WITH NEW SONG AND VISUAL FOR BLACK SAVAGE

SPECIAL VERSION OF BLACK SAVAGE SELECTED FOR THE NFL'S SONGS OF THE SEASON SERIES

REVENUE GENERATED FROM NFL VERSION WILL SUPPORT
INSPIRE CHANGE INITIATIVES

NEW FULL-LENGTH PROJECT COMING SOON ON ENTERTAINMENT ONE / HEAVEN STUDIOS INC.

Toronto, ON – November 15, 2019 – Platinum-selling MC, Royce 5’9”, returns with a brand new single and visual, Black Savage, featuring Sy Ari Da KidWhite GoldCyhi The Prynce and T.I. The track is a preview to Royce’s full-length project, due out in early 2020 on Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.  Directed by Joe Lafleur, the video offers a visual for the powerful lyrics that showcase the true meaning of a Black Savage.Watch it here.

Black Savage was also selected as the latest song for the NFL Inspire Change Songs of the Season series. The song will be heard on Thursday Night Football and will continue to be used throughout the NFL season in broadcasts, pre-game shows, post-game highlights as well as across digital streaming platforms.

 

The Process follows Royce as he embarks on the making of his newest masterpiece wholly taking production and engineering into his hands for the first time in his career.  Watch as he contemplates bumps in the road. Watch Episode 1 and Episode 2 of The Process.

ABOUT ROYCE 5'9": 
Royce 5’9” has balanced substance and style with the best in music. In addition to an incredible solo career, Royce co-founded Bad Meets Evil (with Eminem), Slaughterhouse (with Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Kxng Crooked), and PRhyme (with DJ Premier). Most known for his confident wordplay, revealing accounts of his life growing up in Detroit, overcoming addiction, and holding Rap peers accountable, Royce sits with  Hip-Hop’s elite and continues to be one of raps most trusted brands. Through his hard work and dedication to his craft, Royce has built and maintained a cult following and the artistic pedigree of Ryan Montgomery has never been called into question. Instead, through recent releases, including Layers (2016), and The Book Of Ryan (2018),  Royce has been credited as a leader in the culture by making thought-provoking, thematic releases.  The once self-proclaimed “best-kept secret” of Rap, this platinum-selling, list-topping MC continues to earn his accolades though his ability to release new music with an unmatched consistency. 

Buy and stream Black Savage: smarturl.it/BlackSavage

DOWNLOADBlack Savage artwork | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo

www.royce59.com

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

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

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THE GAME SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR STAINLESS FEATURING ANDERSON .PAAK

BORN 2 RAP OUT NOVEMBER 29

WATCH STAINLESS HERE

Toronto, ON – November 13, 2019 – Today, Compton rapper, The Game, premieres Stainless, the second music video from his forthcoming album Born 2 Rap with Billboard Magazine. Directed by Aaron “A.G.” Green, the visual shows The Game cruising in his custom-painted Lambo for a 2AM mission in Los Angeles with guest artist, Anderson .Paak. Produced by Big Duke, the track is available for streaming now and is featured on The Game’s ninth-studio album Born 2 Rap releasing via Entertainment One/5th Amendment/Prolific Records on November 29. Watch the video here.

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. On November 28, the prolific rapper will deliver his ninth and possibly “final album” fittingly titled, Born 2 Rap.

The Game’s prior album 1992 debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart and tied Drake for most #1 album debuts since the chart began in 2004. Also, the album gave The Game his eighth #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, tying him for third with 2Pac and Lil Wayne amongst all acts. 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 [2016].

2018 saw a trio of recent singles achieve RIAA certifications with 100 [feat. Drake] platinum and El Chapo with Skrillex and All Eyez [feat. Jeremih] both gold as his total stream tally exceeded 3 Billion across platforms. Television and film credits span everything from Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and Larry King to Hell’s Kitchen and the upcoming All-Star Weekend directed by Academy® Award winner Jamie Foxx and co-starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Benicio del Toro. Not to mention, he sparked successful ventures in the world of legal cannabis with his Trees by Game brand, The Reserve dispensaries and partnerships with GFarmaBrands, among other launches. 

The 2019 powerhouse lives up to the promise of his forthcoming album’s name especially on the street single West Side, and Anderson .Paak featured Stainless, where his rapping remains as on point as ever.

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www.comptongame.com

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MUNA DROP THEIR SPOTIFY SINGLES

Toronto, ON – November 13, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, unveil their Spotify 
Singles session. Recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the band releases a new version of their song, Stayaway along with a cover of Normani’s, Motivation.  Listen here. The original version of Stayaway can be found on the band’s recently released sophomore album, Saves The World, which was met by mass critical acclaim with Rolling Stone giving the album 4 stars while declaring it a “mastery of pop songcraft” and FORBES calling it “superb.”

Last week the band performed their single, Number One Fan on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the performance here. This weekend MUNA will be opening for The 1975 at their 2 sold out New Jersey shows. Additionally, the band is wrapping up their MUNA Saves The World headlining tour in December with stops in the UK. Check out show dates below and to purchase tickets please visit www.whereismuna.com.

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:
November 16 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ*
November 17 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ*                  
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
* supporting The 1975

Stream MUNA’s Spotify Singles here

Buy Tickets for MUNA Saves The World Tour here

www.whereismuna.com

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MARCUS KING PREMIERES THE WELL VIDEO WITH RELIX

DAN AUERBACH PRODUCED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
EL DORADO OUT ON FANTASY RECORDS JANUARY 17, 2020

PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW

CURRENTLY ON WORLD TOUR WITH STOPS IN TORONTO
ON DECEMBER 18 AND VANCOUVER ON FEBRUARY 9

“Astoundingly mature songs, expressed through his preternaturally
earthy voice and razor-sharp electric-guitar chops.” – RELIX

“Sure to grab the hearts, minds and ears of everyone from the rock clubs 
to the Grand Ole Opry.” 
– AMERICAN SONGWRITER

“King’s exceptional voice is the main attraction.” – PASTE

“This stomping slice of incendiary blues rock radiates swagger and soul.” 
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Fierce guitar player teams up with the Black Keys guitarist-producer
for his first solo album.” 
– ROLLING STONE

Toronto, ON – November 12, 2019 – Today, Marcus King shares a new video for single The Well,  from his Dan Auerbach-produced, genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado, due January 17, 2020 on Fantasy Records. 

The video showcases the cathartic influence of rock n’ roll as Marcus King leads an enraptured congregation to redemption with an invigorating performance. Directed by Reid Long (Eric Church, The Black Keys, Brothers Osbourne), the video premiered today by Relix Magazine who stated, “King continues to funnel his collected experience into a growing catalog of astoundingly mature songs, expressed through his preternaturally earthy voice and razor-sharp electric-guitar chops, both of which seemed fully formed even before the frontman exited his teenage years.”

Discussing the video, Marcus explained, “The Well captures the spirit of a gospel revival, the feeling of community, and the fellowship of us all coming together to feel something powerful.”

El Dorado is a contemporary exploration of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock and blues, where subtle acoustics and pedal steel shine bright alongside raucous electric guitars and blistering solos. Marking a new sonic direction and with King’s remarkable voice taking center stage, El Dorado is set to further establish King as one of the most soulful voices of his generation.

The highly anticipated album and preview single, The Well, is one of his most successful releases to date, already receiving widespread radio support (#1 on AAA radio chart week of release) and critical acclaim from tastemakers, Rolling Stone Magazine who premiered the single, alongside support from Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and many more. 

At 23 years old, Marcus King has established himself as an enthralling world class live music talent. He recently embarked on a 70+ date world tour, with The Marcus King Band. One of the hardest working bands in the world today, they performed over 140 shows in the last calendar year alone. King has also found the time to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, make his debut at The Grand Ole Opry, performed with Chris Stapleton on his US arena tour as well as curated his own hometown festival – The Marcus King Band Family Reunion.

El Dorado was recorded at Easy Eye Sound, the songs were written by Marcus King and Dan Auerbach along with famed writers, Paul Overstreet, Ronnie Bowman and Pat McLaughlin and performed by legendary studio musicians who have worked with iconic artists from Elvis Presley to Bobby Womack. King and Auerbach co-wrote 12 songs for El Dorado in only three days. 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.”

Playing professionally since he was eleven years old and discovered in his teens after a video of him performing at Norman’s Rare Guitars went viral, Marcus King is a fourth-generation musician who followed in his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live. King has overcome challenges with mental health and loss to become a guitar phenomenon at 23 and with El Dorado is poised for a major breakthrough as one of the most talented young artists in music today.

The Marcus King Band, founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, is Marcus’ honoured 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:
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
November 24 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
December 3 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium - Marcus King Solo,
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
December 28 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium
December 29 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
December 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
December 31 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
January 7-12 - Jam Cruise 2020 - Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
January 24 - Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
January 26 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
January 27 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
January 28 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
January 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
January 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
February 1 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
February 4 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
February 6 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
February 7 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
February 8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
February 9 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - The Commodore Ballroom
February 11 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
February 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
February 14 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
February 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
February 21 - Leeds, UK - The Wardrobe
February 22 - Glasgow, UK - Oran More
February 23 - Dublin, IE – Whelans
February 25 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
February 26 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
February 27 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
February 28 - Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 1 - Paris, FR - L’Alhambra
March 2 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
March 3- Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 4- Enschede, NL - Metropool Enschede
March 5 - Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 7- Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukölln
March 8 - Hamburg, DE - Mojo Club
March 9 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Jr.
April 10-12 - Byron Bay Bluesfest - Tyagarah, Australia
April 13 - Metro Theatre - Sydney, NSW, Australia
April 15 - Croxton Park Hotel - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
April 16 - Powerstation - Auckland, New Zealand

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TWIN FLAMES’ LATEST SINGLE HUMAN REACHING INCREDIBLE HEIGHTS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

HUMAN VISUAL TAKES HOME BEST MUSIC VIDEO CONCEPT AT THE 2019 NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Toronto, ON – November 11, 2019 – Canadian folk duo, Twin Flames, (Chelsey June and Jaaji) have been making waves this year with their newest single, Human. The duo was invited to create an original piece that speaks to the importance of language – especially as it relates to identity, culture, and history – as Artists in Residence by Folk Alliance International (FAI) in collaboration with UNESCO for the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Human has since become the theme song to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous languages, and is climbing the charts of the Indigenous Music Countdown to reach #1.

"Human has surpassed what we could have dreamed of. As songwriters, we always hope that our music will touch people and help listeners reflect upon issues that are not always addressed. To see that it has been receiving so much love and is instilling pride among all people is heartwarming!" says Twin Flames.

Twin Flames performed overseas in Paris, France at the UNESCO headquarters in celebration of the launch of the Year of Indigenous Languages, and performed last month with the NAC Orchestra as part of fellow Canadian musician, Susan Aglukark’s, concert. The duo recently returned from the 2019 Native American Music Awards in the United States, where Human was nominated for Best Indie Single and took home the award for Best Music Video Concept.

The video was filmed at Nunavut Sivuniksavut Arctic College and features an array of staff, Inuit students and the breathtaking nature of the Gatineau Hills. Twin Flames was also joined by First Nations and Metis friends live on set with photographer, Sean Sisk and videographer, Matt Provencal. The video is beautifully shot and ties together the theme of the importance of language relating to identity, culture, and history. Watch the full video here, and check out the background of the making and inspiration behind Human here.

Most recently, Twin Flames’ Human will be part of the 2019 CBC Music Class Challenge, where music classes in schools across Canada will be submitting performances of the song. Twin Flames will then be the judges of which class put on the best performance of the song and will award the class a prize of $1,000 in new musical instruments.

Twin Flames has now played over 1,000 shows in five years with performances that have taken them across Canada. They have also had the privilege to play in the Arctic, Greenland, The United States, France and Australia. What started as a small flame has turned into a raging fire, one that is staying lit in the hearts of fans and listeners.

Chelsey June and Jaaji write with a passion that comes from their souls and transcends into their musical creations. Together they share a great ability to wrap Indigenous/Inuit stories in traditional and non-traditional styles.  They instill that music should be about how it makes the listener feel. With thought-provoking songs, they gently educate audiences on the realities of Indigenous, Inuit and métis history as well as current issues. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come from Twin Flames!

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DOWNLOAD – Hi Res NAMA Awards Photo

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA ANNOUNCE LEMON-AID 2-DAY HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

SUPPORTING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH SONG, DANCE AND CELEBRATION ON DECEMBER 27 AND 28 AT THE OPERA HOUSE                                                                                                                            

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

"gorgeously sung and passionately played"The Guardian

“charismatic...handsome and ambitious.” The New York Times

"Amazing, frenetic, gloriously anarchic and ultimately joyous!”Winnipeg Free Press
 

Toronto, ON – November 11, 2019 – Toronto's infamous guerrilla-folk party-punks, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, celebrate the Opera House's 30th anniversary with a two-day holiday festival featuring some of their favourite Toronto party bands. Held at the iconic venue on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28, it’s the perfect winter gathering to enjoy some of the incredible sounds this city has to offer while supporting a great cause. Tickets are on sale now (more info below) and available here.

Appropriately dubbed LEMON-AID, the two-night party aims to raise funds for international non-profit organizations chosen by the artists themselves. Each band has generously agreed to donate half their fees to a charity of their choice, making the event the most diverse fundraiser of the season.


Joining the festivities on Friday, December 27th will be LBO co-founder Tangi Ropars' Moskitto Bar, who will be premiering at Koerner Hall in 2020, and Moneka Arabic Jazz, who cemented their place in the Toronto music scene when they won the Rising Star Award at this summer's TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Saturday, December 28th has a distinctly more urban flavour, featuring loud-mouth hip-hoppers Bangerz Brass, and Ukrainian folk-step trio, Balaklava Blues; the politicized passion project of LBO leads Mark and Marichka Marczyk, inspired by their personal experiences on the front lines of the Ukraine-Russia war.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra first came into the public eye in 2012 when a video of their impromptu performance on a delayed flight went viral and got them attention from Jimmy Kimmel, Huff Post, and the New York Times. Since then they have won and been nominated for multiple awards and garnered international media praise for their high-octane live performances and tendency to break down the fourth wall and literally take the performance into the audience for the finales of their shows.

Find all details on this two-day jam below, and stay tuned for more Lemon Bucket Orkestra!

LEMON-AID – December 27 to 28 at The Opera House (735 Queen Street East)
Ticket info:
2-day festival pass - $30 +fees (limited to 250) – buy tickets here
1 day early bird - $20 +fees (limited to 250)
1 day advance - $25 +fees (limited to 300)

Day 1 - Friday, December 27
Moskitto Bar and Moneka Arabic Jazz and Lemon Bucket Orkestra – buy tickets here

Day 2 - Saturday, December 28
Balaklava Blues, Bangerz Brass and Lemon Bucket Orkestra – buy tickets here

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www.lemonbucket.com

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CERTIFIED-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST SEVYN STREETER RELEASES WHATCHUSAY OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM DRUNKEN WORDZ x SOBER THOUGHTZ

Toronto, ON – November 8, 2019 – Today, certified-platinum recording artist and Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter, Sevyn Streeter, released track, Whatchusay,  along with a music video, as the first release off of her forthcoming album, Drunken Wordz x Sober Thoughtz, via Groundwērk/Entertainment One (eOne) and is set to drop in 2020.

Sensual and audacious, the new track and video gives fans a taste of what to expect on her forthcoming album – an unapologetic, uninhibited, smart woman doing smart business, who is taking matters into her own hands. A departure from her debut album, Girl Disrupted, Drunken Wordz x Sober Thoughtz is her first album as an independent artist and plays on the parallel between the figurative drunk, or uninhibited, fearless, sexy, free Sevyn, and the sober, or level-headed, clear-minded, focused Sevyn – and at the intersection of the two is a confident, career-driven woman in control of her destiny. Whatchusay represents the daring side of Sevyn that fans have never seen before. 

Whatchusay is what happens when holding somebody down becomes an uneven exchange, when your limit has reached its limit, when your self-love overpowers your ability to stay in a toxic space… THEN, your raw emotions make room for you to speak your TRUTH...even if it ain’t pretty,” says Sevyn Streeter.

Sevyn Streeter is best known for her debut album, Girl Disrupted, which charted #1 on iTunes and yielded a Billboard Top 10 single, Before I Do. Re-inspired and recharged, Sevyn will round out 2019 with the release of the first track Whatchusay off of her forthcoming album titled Drunken Wordz x Sober Thoughtz, which will drop in 2020.

Sevyn began gaining traction in 2013, with the success of her solo EP Call Me Crazy, But… which debuted at #5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The Certified Platinum Record, It Won’t Stop, was the lead single from the EP and topped Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for nine consecutive weeks, while climbing both Billboard’s Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. In addition, the companion video – directed by and co-starring GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Brown, has earned more than 150 million views to date.

Along with her solo career, Sevyn is a writer of some of the music industry’s most recognizable songs – including seven songs on Chris Brown’s GRAMMY winning album, Fame, and seven songs on the follow-up Album, Fortune. More song writing credits include two songs from Alicia Keys’ GRAMMY-winning album, Girl on Fire, and singles such as Chris Brown’s Fine China, Tamar Braxton’s All The Way Home, Alicia Keys’ New Day, and Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hit, The Way. Sevyn is a six-time ASCAP award-winning songwriter who has worked with a remarkable roster of top studio superstars, including Diplo, Polow Da Don, Jessie J., Fantasia, Estelle and many others. Without any doubt, Sevyn Streeter will be in the music industry for years to come!

Watch Whatchusay HERE

Listen/Stream Whatchusay HERE

www.sevynstreeter.com

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SPLASH’N BOOTS HEAD OUT ON A HEARTWARMING JOURNEY!

ANNOUNCE SPECIAL INTERGENERATIONAL SHOWS AT
SENIOR RESIDENCES IN THE GTA ON NOVEMBER 23 AND 24

KICK OFF ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR ON DECEMBER 6

NEW DYNAMIC MEDITATIONS ALBUM
THE BIG HEART JOURNEY TO BE REALEASED NOVEMBER 22
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Toronto, ON – November 8, 2019 – JUNO Award-winning children’s music super-duo, Splash’N Boots, have been making a splash for the end of the year! After announcing the details of their brand new album, The Big Heart Journey – a collection of dynamic meditations with a ‘made-for-kids’ spin – the group is thrilled to share that they will be giving two special and intimate intergenerational performances at senior residences this November, followed soon after by their annual holiday tour.

The first of the two intergenerational performances will take place on November 23 at the Delmanor Prince Edward in Etobicoke and on November 24, Splash’N Boots will visit Shepherd Village in Scarborough. The duo has teamed up with Smile Theatre – an organization that exists to enrich the lives of seniors in care by presenting meaningful, well-crafted, professional performance – to bring together and connect children with the older generations through music. The shows will feature activities from The Big Heart Journey, as well as music from Splash’N Boots’ catalogue, and intergenerational songs.

“One of the things we love the most at our live shows is when the entire family is there,” says Nick Adams (Splash). “It’s so amazing to see generations enjoying live music together. Music has always been a huge part of both of our families, so we love to see people of all ages coming together.” 

“My Grandpa lives in a home in Toronto and I love going and singing and playing piano with them there,” continues Taes Leavit (Boots).  “Music brings us all together, and our hope is that these shows will create a bigger sense of community for the families who attend, as well as the senior residents.  It’s a bit of an experiment - we’re really excited to try it out!”

Limited tickets will go on sale to the public November 12 here. All tickets will include a download of The Big Heart Journey and a meet and greet with Splash’N Boots after the performance.

Following the intergenerational shows, Splash’N Boots will embark on their third annual BIG yellow and blue holiday tour: Jingle Boots – The Big Heart Holiday Show! Kicking off in Peterborough on December 6, the duo will play seven shows across Ontario throughout the holidays, fostering new memories and happy moments with families within these communities. All tour details and ticketing info can be found below.

Splash’N Boots’ newest album, The Big Heart Journey, is set for release on November 22. Made up of 30 ‘Heart Hugs’ – guided, dynamic meditations with a ‘made-for-kids’ spin that encourages movement, dancing and fun energy – the album aims to help guide children in becoming more loving, more caring, and more in touch with their own emotions and those of the people they interact with. Each track will focus on daily life, with meditative programs that can be done sometimes alone, sometimes with other people, sometimes lying down and sometimes on your feet dancing! Families who purchase the album will also receive three bonus tracks of ‘Mini Journeys for Specific Life Moments’ – which will focus on precise life moments, to use when needed, including divorce and death. The Big Heart Journey can be pre-ordered here.

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.

INTERGENERATIONAL SHOWS:
November 23 – Etobicoke, ON –  Delmanor Prince Edward
November 24 – Scarborough, ON – Shepherd Village

HOLIDAY TOUR DATES:
December 6 – Peterborough, ON – Showplace Performance Centre – Tickets
December 7 – Owen Sound – Roxy Theatre – Tickets
December 8 – Hamilton – McIntyre Performing Arts Centre – Tickets
December 17 – Vaughan – City Playhouse Theatre – TicketsDecember 19 – London – Wolf Performance Hall – Tickets
December 20 – Kingston – The Grand Theatre – Tickets
December 21 – Perth – Studio Theatre – Tickets

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – The Big Heart Journey album cover
DOWNLOAD – holiday tour poster

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ANDREW BIRD UNVEILS HARK!

NEW MUSIC OUT TODAY
ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – November 8, 2019 – Today, internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird, unveils HARK! via Loma Vista Recordings; a collection of holiday songs. Along brand new, original tracks, Alabaster, and Night’s Falling, the EP features a handful of beautifully realized holiday classics, including Oh Holy Night, White Christmas, Vince Guaraldi’s epic, Skating, and more. Listen/purchase here.

“I’ve never had the impulse to make a holiday record until last February,” says Bird. “I found myself enjoying the Vince Guaraldi ‘Peanuts’ records and thought I’d book a few days in the studio. It was an excuse to play some classic jazz with my favorite musicians. A lot of folks have a hard time with the holidays but they serve a purpose to us as a people- to create comfort, warmth and atmosphere within the darkness and the cold that can crush one’s spirit. There are a couple originals in here that address this idea of light and warmth in the darkness as well as some classics that have some nostalgic resonance with me. Hark! What sounds come flowing alabaster?”

The new music caps off a monumental year for Bird who was recently cast in the FX Limited Series, Fargo, in a role written expressly for him. His recent release, My Finest Work Yet, continues to receive critical acclaim from the likes of NPR who calls the album “impeccable throughout,” while the Los Angeles Times praises its “smoky soul music” and Pitchfork deems it “darkly funny”.

Bird has spent the better part of 2019 captivating audiences across the globe on tour, including a stop at this year’s Americanafest with special guest John C. Reilly. The duo’s performances were noted as some of the festival’s best by the Tennessean, American Songwriter and The Bluegrass Situation, which included a later released live version of The Carter Family’s, When The World’s On Fire, which they performed alongside Alan Hampton.

This winter, Bird will play a five-night sold-out residency at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church from December 9 through 13 as part of his eighth annual Gezelligheid concerts. A Dutch term that loosely translates to “cozy,” the Gezelligheid performances will feature Madison Cunningham.

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and composer who has released fifteen records to date. Recording and touring extensively, Bird has performed around the world at festivals and renowned institutions including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Walt Disney Concert Hall. A TED Talks presenter, a New Yorker Festival guest and an op-ed contributor for the New York Times, Bird will also debut on the cast of Fargo’s forthcoming installment, airing on FX in 2020. Bird’s newest full-length album, My Finest Work Yet, is out now on Loma Vista Recordings.

HARK! TRACKLISTING:
1. Alabaster
2. Skating
3. Christmas Is Coming
4. White Christmas
5. Oh Holy Night
6. Night’s Falling

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED DUO CAMELPHAT TEAM UP WITH JEM COOKE TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE RABBIT HOLE

Toronto, ON – November 8, 2019 – Fresh off the back of their sold-out Brixton Academy show, CamelPhat have unveiled their latest single, Rabbit Hole, featuring vocalist Jem Cooke via Sony RCA. The track looks set to be another huge hit for the Grammy-nominated duo. Listen to the song here.

The track features singer/songwriter, Jem Cooke, who is best known for previously collaborating with CamelPhat and Cristoph on their Silver selling smash Breathe.  

The Liverpool duo have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts around and are currently Beatport’s biggest selling artist of all time. They 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 Platinum in the UK, CamelPhat have continued to release a flurry of club-ready hits and garner worldwide acclaim with tracks such as ‘Panic Room’ featuring Au/Ra and ‘Be Someone’ alongside Jake Bugg. 

The release follows a hectic summer schedule for CamelPhat who played some of the world’s biggest events such as Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Warehouse Project, Parklife and Tomorrowland. Along with this, the pair did a huge headline 11-week residency at Hi Ibiza called BODYWORKS alongside Solardo and Fisher - the party was the biggest on the island, selling a staggering 90,000+ tickets. Not stopping there, CamelPhat sold out their recent headline UK tour across 5 venues selling almost 55,000 tickets. The tour included the iconic Brixton Academy which sold out six months in advance and Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool which was the quickest event to sell out in the history of the venue. They’ve also recently been announced to headline We Are FSTVL next year alongside Carl Cox. 

Rabbit Hole is out now and is set to further solidify CamelPhat’s status as one of the biggest acts around.

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SODOM RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK OUT OF THE FRONTLINE TRENCH TODAY

STREAM THE SINGLE HERE

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

Toronto, ON – November 8, 2019 – German Thrash Metal legends, Sodom,  release their new digital single, Out Of The Frontline Trench,  today. This song is also the title track of the forthcoming EP, which will be released on November 22. 

The all-new, five-track Out of the Frontline Trench EP will be available via Entertainment One in North America and SPV/Steamhammer in Europe as CD DigiPak, vinyl, download, and stream.

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.


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!

SODOM Live 2019
November 9 – Helsinki, Finland – Steel Chaos Festival
December 4 – San Jose, Costa Rica – Centro de Eventos Pedregal
December 13 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Metal Meeting
December 27 – Andernach, Germany – JUZ
December 28 – Linden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
December 29 – Aschaffenburg, Germany  – Colos-Saal
December 30 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle 
 
SODOM Live 2020
January 24 – San Fernando, Chile – Evil Confrontation Festival 2020
May 16 – Hyvinkää, Finland – Steelfest 2020
June 11 – Uttenhofen, Germany – Aaargh Festival
June 12 – Gardelegen, Germany– Metal Frenzy Open Air
June 13 – Hauptmannsgrün, Germany – Chronical Moshers Open Air
July 18 – Fritzlar, Germany – Rock am Stück
July 30 – August 1 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
August 1 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Ostrava V Plamenech

Pre-order Out Of The Frontline Trench: eoneheavy.ffm.to/sodom
Watch – lyric video for Down On Your Knees

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ALICE IVY SHARE NEW SINGLE AND VIBRANT VIDEO FOR SUNRISE FT. CADENCE WEAPON VIA PREMIERE FROM CLASH MAGAZINE

OUT NOW ON LAST GANG RECORDS

“The Melbourne artist delivers funky thrills on new single 'Sunrise', this blast of hot energy amid our cooling climate. There are shades of ‘70s radio, even a bit of early hip-hop, all blended into this furiously original package. Refusing to be pinned down, Alice Ivy has linked with Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, whose voice takes the single to a fresh place. It's a biting return, one soaked in colour and rampant energy, blessed with that emphatically engaging chorus.” ­Clash Magazine

Toronto, ON – November 7, 2019 – Grab yourself a cocktail in a coconut! Melbourne producer extraordinaire, Alice Ivy, is back with a brand-new single to perfectly stave off the cold-weather blues with the vibrant new track, Sunrise (out now via Last Gang Records) premiering via Clash Magazine. Listen to Alice Ivy’s new single Sunrise feat. Cadence Weapon here.

Featuring a collaboration with acclaimed rapper and vocalist, Cadence Weapon, (not to mention a whole lot of cowbell bangin’), the new track is a disco dancefloor bop, with bright splashes of colour and hypnotic surges of warped chords – like a funky ’70s radio classic that’s been beamed into outer space, remixed by aliens, and blasted back to Earth. The song was also mixed alongside famed producer, Andrew Dawson, (Kanye West, Childish Gambino) at his studio in LA.

The single’s release is accompanied by an equally colourful lyric video that was shot and animated in London with Aussie expat director, Harry Deadman. Juxtaposing collaged images of both Ivy and Weapon with vivid animation, the video for Sunrise brings the song to life, and its two creators together, despite their transcontinental divide, elevating the song’s undeniable dance party vibe. Watch the video for Sunrise feat. Cadence Weapon here.

"When I started writing Sunrise it was the middle of the Australian winter,” explains Alice Ivy aka Annika Schmarsel. “I wanted to write something that reminded me of summer, especially in Melbourne, which for me is all about having park beers with my friends in Edinburgh Gardens or being on a rooftop listening to music. When I showed Cadence the song in Toronto he was on the same wavelength and funnily enough Toronto had one of the hottest weeks on record, so that's how Sunrise was born!"

Sunrise is the follow up to In My Mind feat. Ecca Vandal that Ivy released via Last Gang back in July – another perfect example of why Alice Ivy is now considered the Queen of intelligent electronic music in Australia with her ingenious production skills and ability to weave intricate sonic tapestries. Northeast Party just gave the track the remix treatment, you can check out In My Mind (Northeast Party House Remix) here.

Praise for In My Mind feat. Ecca Vandal:

“Glorious new sunshine soul anthem… ‘In My Mind’ is the feel-good summer jam we needed right now”Gorilla Vs. Bear

“Combining atmospheric layers with dreamy vocals, the song has a sublime, buoyant quality.”Cool Hunting

“Irresistibly sunny and upbeat”Wonky Sensitive

“Fueled by a spontaneous, assured release of energy and soul.” – The Autumn Roses

With five past singles on high rotation at triple j and an ever-growing reputation for her explosive live performances, Alice Ivy is fast becoming recognized as one of Australia’s most versatile and exhilarating artists. With her second album slated for release in 2020, the good times and the big singles only look set to continue to roll out into the new year and beyond.

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OSCAR PETERSON TRIO’S ‘NIGHT TRAIN’ AND D.O.A.’S ‘HARDCORE 81’ RECEIVE 2019 SLAIGHT FAMILY POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE DESIGNATION

TORONTO, ON – Monday, November 4, 2019

The Polaris Music Prize has announced Oscar Peterson Trio’s Night Train and D.O.A.’s Hardcore 81 albums have received 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation.

D.O.A.’s genre-defining hardcore punk album from 1981 was chosen over 11 other nominated albums in the Re:Sound-supported Heritage Prize public voting category, which ran this year from September 17 to October 18. This marks the first time a British Columbia artist has won the Heritage Prize. The Oscar Peterson Trio’s 1963 album by the legendary jazz pianist was selected by a 10-member Polaris Heritage Prize jury made up of music media and historians.

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

The winners appreciated that these albums remain so relevant with the jury and the public decades after their initial releases.

“I am elated with the news that Oscar’s seminal recording, Night Train, is receiving the Polaris Heritage Prize. How deeply honoured I am on Oscar's behalf, knowing how humbled he would be to realize this recording remains significant more than 65 years after its release,” said Kelly Peterson, Oscar’s widow and artistic producer for the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival. “It’s especially gratifying because this record contains the absolute original version of what is perhaps his most significant composition. During the recording session, Norman Granz challenged Oscar to compose a piece on the spot. The result was Hymn To Freedom. My gratitude for this honour knows no bounds. Thank you to all involved with the Polaris Heritage Prize.” 

"It's pretty cool for D.O.A. and our fans to have Hardcore 81 recognized by Polaris. When it was released, we never realized that this album would give birth to the hardcore music genre and make an impact around the world,” said D.O.A.’s Joey ‘Shithead’ Keithley. “So this is an amazing moment for us."

D.O.A. and the Oscar Peterson Trio now join a list of past Heritage Prize winners which include the likes of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Alanis Morissette, Peaches, Glenn Gould, Dream Warriors and Harmonium.

“Re:Sound is proud to sponsor the Polaris Heritage Prize for the third consecutive year,” said Ian MacKay, Re:Sound’s president. “By spanning numerous decades and musical genres and incorporating both the jury and the public’s selections, we see winners who reflect Canada’s diverse and dynamic musical history. The shortlist and winners reinforce why we do the work we do to help build a thriving and sustainable music industry in Canada.”

Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are Canadian albums of the artistic distinction, without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. This is the Polaris version of a hall of fame where we try to determine who would have been nominated or won the Prize before it began in 2006.

The Office of Gilbert Li, who curated the 2019 Polaris Music Prize posters and the posters for the 2018 Heritage Prize winners, will once again select the visual artists who’ll pay tribute to the two winning records in the form of Polaris Posters.

The 2019 Polaris Heritage Prize jury included Stephen Cooke, Del Cowie, Francella Fiallos, Stuart Henderson, Bob Klanac, Valerie Lessard, Trevor Risk, Tabbasum Siddiqui and Andrea Warner. Mary Dickie was the jury foreperson.

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

Media assets: (Polaris logos, album covers, bios, photos, streams):
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« NIGHT TRAIN » DU OSCAR PETERSON TRIO ET
« HARDCORE 81 » DE D.O.A. REMPORTENT
LE PRIX DU PATRIMOINE POLARIS DE LA FAMILLE SLAIGHT 2019

Toronto, ON – Lundi 4 novembre 2019

Le Prix de musique Polaris a annoncé que Night Train du Oscar Peterson Trio et Hardcore 81 de D.O.A. sont les deux albums récipiendaires du Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight 2019.

L’album de D.O.A., paru en 1981 et qui a défini le hardcore punk, a été choisi par le vote du public parmi une sélection de 12 albums en nomination pour le Prix du Patrimoine, soutenu par Ré:Sonne. Le vote était ouvert cette année du 17 septembre au 18 octobre. Paru en 1963, l’album de standards de jazz, de blues et de R&B du Oscar Peterson Trio a été sélectionné par le jury du Prix du Patrimoine, composé de 10 journalistes musicaux et d’historiens de la musique.

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

Les gagnants sont heureux d’apprendre que ces albums demeurent si pertinents des décennies après leur parution initiale. 

« Je suis extrêmement fière d’apprendre que l’enregistrement phare d’Oscar, Night Train, ait reçu le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris. Je suis profondément honorée au nom d’Oscar et je sais qu’il serait très touché de savoir que cet album est toujours aussi important plus de 65 ans après sa sortie », a dit Kelly Peterson, la veuve d’Oscar et la productrice artistique du Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival. « C’est particulièrement gratifiant puisque cet album comprend la toute première version de ce qui est possiblement sa composition la plus marquante. Durant la session d’enregistrement, Norman Granz a mis Oscar au défi de composer une pièce sur place. Le résultat a été Hymn To Freedom. Ma reconnaissance pour cet honneur est infinie. Merci à tous ceux qui sont impliqués dans le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris. »

« C’est pas mal cool pour D.O.A. et nos fans que Hardcore 81 soit reconnu par le Polaris. Quand l’album est sorti, on ne se doutait pas qu’il donnerait vie au genre musical hardcore et qu’il ferait le tour du monde », a dit Joey ‘Shithead’ Keithley de D.O.A.. « Donc ceci est un événement incroyable pour nous. »

D.O.A. et le Oscar Peterson Trio s’ajoutent à une liste d’anciens gagnants du Prix du Patrimoine qui inclut des artistes comme Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Alanis Morissette, Peaches, Glenn Gould, Dream Warriors et Harmonium.

« Ré:Sonne est fier de commanditer le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris pour une troisième année consécutive », a dit Ian MacKay, Président de Ré:Sonne. « En couvrant plusieurs décennies et genres musicaux, tout en intégrant les sélections du jury et du public, nous avons droit à des gagnants qui reflètent la diversité et le dynamisme de l’histoire musicale canadienne. La courte liste et les gagnants nous rappellent pourquoi nous travaillons avec fougue afin de contribuer à une industrie musicale florissante et durable au Canada. »

Tout comme le Prix de musique Polaris, les gagnants et les nommés du Prix du Patrimoine sont des albums canadiens jugés uniquement sur leur mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour leur genre musical ou leur popularité commerciale. C’est notre version d’un « temple de la renommée », où nous essayons de déterminer qui aurait été en lice pour et qui aurait remporté le Prix de musique Polaris au cours des années ayant précédé l’arrivée du Polaris en 2006.

Le Bureau de Gilbert Li, qui a commissionné les affiches du Prix de musique Polaris 2019 et celles des gagnants du Prix du Patrimoine 2018, choisira encore une fois les artistes visuels qui rendront hommage aux deux albums gagnants en créant des affiches du Polaris.

Le jury du Prix du Patrimoine Polaris 2019 était formé de Stephen Cooke, Del Cowie, Francella Fiallos, Stuart Henderson, Bob Klanac, Valérie Lessard, Trevor Risk, Tabbasum Siddiqui et Andrea Warner. Mary Dickie était la représentante du jury.

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

À propos de Ré:Sonne
Ré:Sonne est la société canadienne à but non lucratif de gestion de la musique qui défend les intérêts des créateurs de musique, éduque les utilisateurs de musique, accorde des licences aux entreprises et verse les redevances aux créateurs de musique – afin de contribuer à une industrie de la musique florissante et durable au Canada. www.resound.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

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio):
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UNION DUKE NAVIGATE AN ATLAS OF LOVE IN NEW SONG

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Toronto, ON – November 1, 2019 – Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, have had a busy year. From releasing new tunes to rocking festival stages, and hot off their special hometown Dudes & Dukes show in Toronto last week, the band shares a reflective new single called Atlas Of Love. Listen to the song here, and watch a live video of the track.

"Atlas of Love is a song for those who haven't quite figured out the nature of their love, much less themselves. Originally, I couldn't even figure out which direction the song was going in,” says Union Duke’s Jim McDonald. “I toyed with "I'm the Atlas of Love, and you're the weight on my back", but ultimately, I think the song works better when I'm the one who's the burden. It's less accusatory and I feel like it's something most people have felt at some point in their life. I think just about everyone has struggled with trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into a relationship."

Atlas Of Love was produced by Jeff Hazin and recorded between his studio and Taurus Recording in Toronto. The song also features organ and pedal steel in a departure from Union Duke's previous work while still maintaining the pieces that make up their unique sound: catchy melodies, thoughtful lyricism, top-tier musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies. The artwork was created by Mat Dunlap (The Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde).

This summer, the band released 123, a tune about modern apathy. Listen to it here. The song 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.”

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 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 must 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. 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.”

In the New Year, the band will be performing a showcase at Americanafest in the UK from January 28 to 30. Stay tuned for more Union Duke in 2020!

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

Buy and stream Atlas Of Love: smarturl.it/yab3xw

Buy and stream 123: smarturl.it/1rd63b

Buy and stream Ladidadida: bit.ly/2KP7pkE

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THE GAME RELEASES NEW SINGLE STAINLESS​ FEATURING ANDERSON .PAAK

BORN 2 RAP OUT NOVEMBER 29

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2019 – Today, Compton rapper, The Game, shares his soulful new jam, Stainless, featuring Grammy-winning artist, Anderson .Paak. Produced by Big Duke, The Game rides for the West Coast with an effortless flow reminiscing over Nipsey Hussle, 2Pac, Fatal Hussein, Suge Knight and Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson. The song will appear on The Game’s ninth studio album Born 2 Rap available via Entertainment One/Prolific/5th Amendment Entertainment on November 29.

A music video for the song was filmed in LA earlier this month. The song will appear on The Game’s ninth studio album, Born 2 Rap, available via Entertainment One/Prolific/5th Amendment Entertainment on November 29, 2019. 

This Saturday, November 2, The Game will tape a live episode of Everyday Struggle at ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center. More details can be found here.

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.

The Game’s previous album release 1992 tied Drake for holding the most #1 album debuts on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart and tied with 2Pac and Lil Wayne for having the 3rd most #1 album debuts on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. 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 at #1, 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 that have led to over 10 Million Albums sold worldwide.

2018 saw a trio of recent singles achieve RIAA certifications with 100 [feat. Drake] platinum and El Chapo with Skrillex and All Eyez [feat. Jeremih] both gold as his total stream tally exceeded 3 Billion across platforms. Television and film credits span everything from Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and Larry King to Hell’s Kitchen and the upcoming All-Star Weekend directed by Academy® Award winner Jamie Foxx and co-starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Benicio del Toro. Not to mention, he sparked successful ventures in the world of legal cannabis with his Trees by Game brand, The Reserve dispensaries and partnerships with GFarmaBrands, among others. Who else can boast starring in Street Kings alongside everyone’s favorite action hero Keanu Reeves and lending his voice to Dr. Dre’s final chart-dominating opus Compton?

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. Born 2 Rap will be available everywhere on November 29, 2019.

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NICKY JAM REVEALS A MORE PERSONAL SIDE ON HIS LATEST ALBUM ÍNTIMO

NICKY JAM'S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM IS AVAILABLE NOW FROM ALL DIGITAL-MUSIC OUTLETS

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2019 – Latin urban music's world-renowned idol, Nicky Jam, today releases his ambitious album, Íntimo. This highly anticipated production is available for streaming and download from all digital-music outlets.

A success on the silver screen, TV and music, Nicky Jam draws on his varied influences to offer an album that keeps us engaged and fascinated throughout.

Containing 15 songs, Íntimo is available via the labels La Industria INC and Sony Music Latin. It includes the chart-topping singles, Te Robaré (I Will Steal You), featuring the young supertalent, Ozuna, and X, featuring Nicky Jam's friend and colleague, J Balvin. The brand-new material includes duets with such urban greats as Anuel AA, Darell, Sech and Rauw Alejandro.

Nicky Jam emphasizes that this album sounds exactly the way he intended it to: "I feel supremely thrilled, as well as committed to my audience. We have made this record with a lot of affection, taking my fans into consideration and delivering my music in its purest essence. I hope you like it."

On October 29, Nicky Jam offered up a preview single, Whine Up, featuring Anuel AA, in a surprise move that received rave reviews.

ÍNTIMO TRACKLISTING:
1.Sin Filtro 
2.Tequila 
3.Whine Up (Feat Anuel AA)
4.Maniquí
5.Perdóname (Feat Darell)
6.Novia Nueva 
7.Quisieras (Feat Rauw Alejandro)
8.Destino 
9.Te Vas 
10.Borracho 
11.La Toco 
12.Atrévete (Feat Sech)
13.Te Robaré (Feat Ozuna)
14.X (Feat J Balvin)
15.La Promesa

 

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DOVE CAMERON RELEASES NEW TRACK SO GOOD

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2019 – Today, singer-songwriter, Dove Cameron, has released brand new track, So Good, via Disruptor Records / Columbia Records. Watch the official video, which features otherworldly, nature-inspired makeup by visual artist, Cupidhere.

About the new song, Dove says, “It is one of my favourite songs that I’ve done. I’m not the biggest fan of a straight up ‘feel good’ track, and So Good is definitely a feel good track with an edge, which I think makes it a bit crunchy and special. I was excited to work with Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and Ariel Rechtshaid on this track. I love them all and think they are brilliant songwriters.”

So Good follows the release of Dove’s first two original songs, Waste and Bloodshot. Waste has accumulated over 4.5 million streams across all platforms since its release and Bloodshot was praised by Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan, which dubbed it as “a dreamy heartbreaker that might keep you up at night”.

About Dove Cameron:
Twenty-three-year-old award-winning triple threat, Dove Cameron, launches her solo music career this fall after signing with Disruptor/Columbia Records earlier this year. Dove most recently starred alongside Renée Fleming in The Light in the Piazza in London. This precedes the both of them reprising their roles in the Los Angeles Opera presentation of the show this upcoming October. She also reprised her role as Mal in Disney’s franchise, Descendants, this summer. She starred as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, The Musical, produced by The New Group, and in Netflix’s Dumplin with Jennifer Aniston.  She’s appeared in Marvel’s Agents of Shield on ABC, NBC’s Hairspray Live!, as Amber von Tussle, and in the film, Barely Lethal, with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson.  Dove got her start playing the dual twin role as both title characters in Disney’s Liv and Maddie, which went on to complete four seasons. Her double performance garnered her a 2018 Daytime Emmy.

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NEW YORK CITY'S OWN DJ KAY SLAY BACK WITH SOME HEAT

STREET SINGLE & VIDEO HOCUS POCUS FT. A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, BLUEFACE & MONEYBAGG YO OUT TODAY

Toronto, ON – October 31, 2019 – New York City DJ and radio personality, DJ Kay Slay, cooks up a new monster jam Hocus Pocus, just in time for Halloween. A spellbinding line-up of Hip-Hop's new golden boys A Boogie Wit Da HoodieBlueface, and Moneybagg Yo bring this Trackateering Music produced beat to life. Check out warlock Kay Slay and his three wizards causing trouble in the Brian Niles directed visual below.

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SPLASH’N BOOTS LAUNCH DYNAMIC MEDITATION PROGRAM THE BIG HEART JOURNEY

SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 5

Toronto, ON – October 31, 2019 – Today, Ontario-based JUNO Award-winning children’s music super-duo, Splash’N Boots, announce the launch of their new release titled, The Big Heart Journey. Set for release on November 5, The Big Heart Journey is made up of 30 ‘Heart Hugs’ – guided, dynamic meditations with a ‘made-for-kids’ spin that encourages movement, dancing and fun energy, all while helping to guide children in becoming more loving, more caring, and more in touch with their own emotions and those of the people they interact with.

Along with meditative programs that can be practiced day-to-day, The Big Heart Journey will offer children a tool to help equip themselves with ways to positively approach difficult topics in their lives, while still assuring they feel loved, and that their feelings are being understood.

"The idea of The Big Heart Jourmey started when I was feeling on the depressed side of life at the beginning of this year,” reflects Taes Leavitt, aka “Boots” of Splash’N Boots. “I called it ‘cloudy’. I wasn't finding joy in things I normally find joy in, I was overwhelmed, I felt very unconnected to myself, so I went on a Big Heart Journey of my own. I started spending more time alone, reading, meditating morning and night, and connecting to myself. I was so amazed at how dramatically my life shifted just by taking control of my mind, that my next project became getting this message to kids and families: introducing The Big Heart Journey! I’m really excited to be able to start children at a really young age to look inside themselves, and know that they can create their own lives by listening to their bodies and their hearts, and by forming deep connections to themselves and the world around them. I also want to be able to provide parents with opportunities to really get to know their children, find out who they are, and form bonds with them that will last their whole lives."

The Big Heart Journey is meant to empower children to feel strong, loved and connected to the world around them. The program will feature 30 tracks and 12 interactive video exercises that can done sometimes alone, sometimes with other people, sometimes lying down and sometimes on your feet dancing! Each track will focus on daily life and can be played together as one exercise Additionally, families who purchase the album will receive three bonus tracks of ‘Mini Journeys for Specific Life Moments’ – which will focus on precise life moments, to use when needed, including divorce and death.

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.

The duo recently wrapped up their You Me And The Sea tour that took them along the Labradorian coast, and are gearing up for more exciting news to come in the new year – stay tuned!

THE BIG HEART JOURNEY TRACKLISTING:
1. Big Heart Journey
2. Where does My Heart Live?
3. Big Heart Pledge
4. Perfect Day Starter
5. Its ok to Stop and Sit
6. Flying Heart
7. Eating, with Chef Brock-Lee
8. Friends with Feelings
9. OhMy
10. At the Movies
11. Love Shower, with Jumping Jack Granny!
12. Talk to Charlie
13. I Love You Most: A Heart Hug Game
14. Strong Tree (for when someone is being unkind)
15. Body Swap (for when you are being unkind)
16. Heart Beats (for when you want to dance)
17. Anger (for when you feel angry)
18. Laughing
19. Butterfly Breath
20 Bumblebee (for when you feel anxious)
21. Scare-cited (for when you feel scared and excited at the same
time)
22. Happiness Tank
23. GRUMPY!
24. Heartstrings (for when you miss someone)
25. Home: A Heart Hug for the Family
26. Family Heart Beats (for when you want to dance with your family)
27. Filled with Thanks
28. Goodnight, Boot (for when it’s time to sleep)
29. Bedtime (for when it’s really time to sleep)
30. Goodnight, Loves (feat. Leonita)
Bonus tracks (emailed on purchase) – Mini Journeys for Specific Life Moments
31. The Seed (for when someone dies)
32. Divorce (for if your parents decide to not be married)
33. A meditation for Parents

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GRACE POTTER’S NEW ALBUM DAYLIGHT OUT TODAY

POTTER SET TO PERFORM LOVE IS LOVE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! ON NOVEMBER 6

“Thrilling in its musicality, with Potter showing off the powerful voice for which she’s become known…” Rolling Stone

“One of the 24 biggest albums to hear this season.” Entertainment Weekly

(on “Release”) “A devastatingly beautiful song, each line resonates.”  – The Los Angeles Times

“An 11-song collection that is as boisterous and bellowing as it is desperate and resigned. At times, it is sexy, joyful, and lovesick. And in the case of the sparse and pleading “Release,” which Potter wrote acapella in the bathtub, it can only be described as holy.”  – Esquire

“Love Is Love is the kind of song that'll stop you dead in your tracks.”- PASTE

“It’s a refreshing reminder of her vocal and compositional strengths… an encouraging return to form.” – American Songwriter

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2019 – Acclaimed songwriter and performer, Grace Potter, released her first new album in four years, Daylight, today via Fantasy Records.  Produced by Eric Valentine, Daylight is a soul-inflected, deeply personal collection of songs that capture a particularly tumultuous period in her life - from the breakup of her band and a divorce - to more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child.  Listen and/or purchase the album here.

Grace is set to perform the album’s rising first single, Love Is Love on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Wednesday, November 6.

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the ‘24 Biggest Albums To Hear This Season’, Daylight has already garnered high praise from the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, PASTE, Billboard and Esquire among others.

Refinery29 recently premiered the video for the irresistible Every Heartbeat. The passionate song reflects her love for her husband and their infant son Sagan, who makes an adorable cameo in the video.

Grace wrote the album's 11 tracks with the help of renowned songwriter Mike Busbee (Pink, Maren Morris) who tragically passed away a few short weeks ago. Busbee co-wrote three of the album’s essential  tracks, Everyday Love,  Release and the powerful first single, Love Is Love.

Longtime collaborators, Benny Yurco and Matt Musty contribute guitar and drums respectively with Benmont Tench and Larry Goldings on keys as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius providing background vocals.

Grace will kick off her North American headlining tour on January 8, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.  The tour will stop at theatres in major cities nationwide including Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; and Los Angeles, CA.  Full routing below. For ticket information, head to www.gracepotter.com/tour.

An electrifying performer, Grace has been described by SPIN as "one of the greatest living voices in rock today." Over the course of her career, the Burlington, Vermont native has commanded stages around the world including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Rock in Rio and her own thriving music festival, Burlington's Grand Point North, which just celebrated its ninth year. 

Earlier this week, Live From Here with Chris Thile featured an interview and performance with Grace recorded at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park during the 2019 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  To watch, click here.

TOUR DATES:
November 8 - New Orleans, LA - Champions Square
November 9 - Dallas, TX - The Rustic
November 15 - Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg University, The Forum Auditorium
November 30 - Killington, VT - FIS Ski World Cup
January 8 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
January 9 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
January 10 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
January 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
January 12 - Key West, FL - Sunset Green Lawn
January 15 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
January 16 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
January 17 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
January 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
January 19 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
January 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
January 23 - McKees Rocks, PA - Roxian Theatre
January 24 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
January 25 - Washington, DC - Anthem
January 28 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
January 29 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
January 30 - Albany, NY - The Egg
January 31 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
February 1 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
February 4 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre
February 5 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
February 6 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
February 7 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
February 8 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
February 9 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
February 12 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
February 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly
February 14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
February 15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
February 18 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
February 19 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
February 20 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
March 12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
March 13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
March 14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
March 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
March 18 - San Diego, CA - Observatory NorthPark
March 19 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
March 20 - Stateline, NV - MontBleu Resort Showroom
March 21 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
March 24 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
March 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
March 26 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
March 27 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
March 28 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom

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BAILEN SHARES MIXTAPE VOL. 1

8-SONG DIGITAL ONLY EP FEATURES UNRELEASED TRACKS AND SELECT COVERS OF SONGS BY BILLIE EILISH, JONI MITCHELL, THE SUGARCUBES AND BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB OUT TODAY

HEADLINING TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

TORONTO, ON – October 25, 2019 – Today, emerging NYC trio, BAILEN, shared MIXTAPE VOL. 1, a digital only, 8-song collection of previously unreleased original songs, album tracks and select covers from an eclectic group of artists including The Sugarcubes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Billie Eilish and Joni Mitchell. The EP’s original songs include fan favourites, Something Tells Me (which  appears on their John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War On Drugs) produced, acclaimed debut album Thrilled To Be Here,) the non-album track, 25 for the Last Time and two unreleased cuts from the Thrilled sessions, The Way I Could and Cold Blue.  

The siblings highlight their interesting and diverse set of musical influences with the EP’s sublime cover choices which include unique, creative takes on Billie Eilish’s When The Party’s Over, The Sugarcubes’ Hit, Joni Mitchell’s Coyote and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Salvation.

On putting together MIXTAPE VOL. 1 the band shared, “We recorded a bunch of songs for our album Thrilled To Be Here and some of our favourites, unfortunately, didn’t make the album. We were still playing them at shows and people kept asking us where they could listen to those songs, so we decided to release them on this mixtape and compiled some unreleased tracks along with some covers of songs that have inspired us.”

BAILEN’s sublime cover of BRMC’s beloved Salvation is also featured on the just released official soundtrack for HULU’s original limited series Looking For Alaska based on the bestselling John Green novel of the same name. Carefully curated by show producer Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl) and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (The O.C., The Twilight Series), the album is comprised of much-loved tracks from the likes of Bloc Party, The Strokes, and Modest Mouse along with newly recorded covers of the era’s biggest hits by contemporary, up-and-coming artists. BAILEN’s stellar version of the song even caught the attention of BRMC who proclaimed “Wow! Stirring, Moving & Beautiful, very Touching… Quite Wonderful in Fact.”

Earlier this month, the band traveled to London where they opened for indie rock faves Local Natives followed the next day by a sold-out headlining show at The Slaughtered Lamb. While in London they also dropped by the BBC Radio 2 studios for an interview and live session with Dermot O’Leary where O’Leary called them his “favourite new band.” You can listen here.

BAILEN is set for more U.S. tour dates through the mid-west before they return to the east coast for additional dates including a hometown show in NYC at The Bowery Ballroom on December 12, 2019. All tickets are on sale now – full routing is below. For more information and tickets please visit www.bailentheband.com.

TRACK LISTING:
1. The Way I Could
2. When The Party’s Over (Billie Eilish cover)
3. Salvation (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cover)
4. 25 For The Last Time
5. Something Tells Me
6. Hit (The Sugarcubes cover)
7. Cold Blue
8. Coyote (Joni Mitchell cover)

BAILEN ON TOUR:
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
January 17 – Vienna, VA – Barns At Wolf Trap

Buy/stream MIXTAPE VOL. 1 here.

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PRIDE & GLORY SHARE MACHINE GUN MAN MUSIC VIDEO

SELF-TITLED RE-ISSUE OUT TODAY

NOW WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS AND VINYL PICTURE DISC

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2019 – Pride & Glory has released a new music video for the track, Machine Gun Man, from the latest re-release that is out today. Watch it here.

The video, compiled from live footage during the Pride & Glory years, depicts a young Zakk Wylde honing his distinct sound that becomes the hallmark of Black Label Society.

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 & Glory was Wylde's first self-fronted project, before releasing his first solo album, Book of Shadows, in 1996. 

Pride & 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).

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ALTERNATIVE SONGSMITH MONDO COZMO RELEASES NEW SINGLE COME ON MUSIC VIDEO STARRING ANNA FARIS

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Toronto, ON – October 25, 2019 – Alternative troubadour, Mondo Cozmo (aka Josh Ostrander), shared his latest single, Come On, today alongside a music video featuring friend and actress Anna Faris. It premiered on Billboard, who stated, “Come On pairs his endlessly accessible sound with powerful lyrics that hold a heavier, more personal weight.”

In addition to starring Anna Farris, Come On was directed by noted cinematographer and director Michael Barrett, who expressed working on the video “was an inspired evening spent celebrating friends.” Undoubtedly a fan-favourite in the making, this acoustic guitar driven number breaks into a lush, anthemic chorus as Ostrander belts out a refrain perfectly suited to a late-night singalong, driving down an open highway.

Lyrically, Come On falls in line with the observational commentary that has drawn so many people to Mondo Cozmo as he paints a picture of watching a city burn inspired by the recent fires that devastated Malibu. The accompanying visual unwinds into an emotional rollercoaster as Faris makes her way through an empty house, reflecting on memories of the past.

When composing, Come On, Ostrander and the track’s co-writer, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), found inspiration in the mood captured so perfectly by the laid back ‘90s alt-rock anthems that were so pivotal to that generation. As the track came together, an all-star line-up assembled to see it come to fruition including Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) on guitar, Sean Friday (Dead Sara) on drums, producer Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Mars Volta) and mix engineer Spike Stent (Ed Sheeran. Muse). Come On follows the politically charged, Black Cadillac, as the second single released from Mondo Cozmo’s sophomore album, due out next year on Last Gang Records. You can watch the video for Come On here and find the track on all streaming services now.

On the single, Josh Ostrander stated, “I went to Dan Wilson’s house and asked him if we could write a song like Low by Cracker. The song that came from that attempt was Come On. During this time, the Malibu Fires were burning, the idea of watching the city burn was where this imagery came from. Sean Friday played drums, Peter Hayes played guitar as my hand was still busted, produced by Lars Stalfors, mixed by the legend Spike Stent.”

Mondo Cozmo’s music has all the makings of the soundtrack to the current era and beyond. His 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. Mondo Cozmo is currently working on his forthcoming album, aided and abetted by friends and family, including producer Butch Vig, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dan Wilson, Lars Stalfors and others.

TOUR DATES:
February 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat
February 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

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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KAH-LO RETURNS WITH FUTURE HIT EXIT SIGN

THE ENERGETIC TRACK FOLLOWS COLLABORATIONS WITH DIPLO, MR. EAZI & DAVIDO

BUY/STREAM EXIT SIGN

CATCH KAH-LO LIVESUPPORTING BEA MILLER ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA NOW WITH SHOW IN TORONTO ON NOVEMBER 5

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2019 –  After a multitude of successful collaborative hits, Nigerian-American star, Kah-Lo, returns with her exciting debut solo single, Exit Sign.

The track is a gratifying blend of catchy pop with Kah-Lo’s iconic house flair. Exit Sign continues to deliver the sounds of the summer with a bouncy bass topped by the artist’s signature vocals, infectious lyrics and high-power energy. Listen to the song here.

Speaking on the track, Kah-Lo explains: “It feels WILD to finally put something out of my own! It's one of my fave tracks about the madness me and my girls got up to on a Saturday night. I want people to hear it and feel the vibes that we felt on that crazy night." 

Catch Kah-Lo on tour now supporting Bea Miller this fall, with a stop in Toronto on November 5 at Danforth Music Hall – see below for a complete list of dates.

 

TOUR DATES:
October 26 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
October 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

October 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

November 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

November 2 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

November 4 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall

November 5 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

November 8 – Chicago, IL – Metro

November 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity

November 13 – Portland, OR- Wonder Ballroom

November 15 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

November 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

ABOUT KAH-LO:
Since moving from Nigeria to New York, Kah-Lo has been on an upward trajectory over the last few years as she has been nominated for a Grammy Award alongside Riton for Best Dance Recording with Rinse and Repeat, collaborated with the likes of Mr. Eazi, Diplo, Idris Elba, The Knocks, Davido and Michael Brun, and gained a Selena Gomez co-sign. Her debut collaborative album with Riton Foreign Ororo received over 100 plays on BBC Radio 1 and has racked up over 200 million streams across all DSPs. The esteemed album has also had additional support from 1Xtra, 6 Music and Rinse FM. Kah-Lo has also had recent success with “Fake ID,” which became a hit on TikTok with over 2 million original videos created for the track. As the most streamed female Nigerian artist worldwide, Kah-Lo has expertly struck an enviable musical balance between club-ready bangers and groove-led anthems. Over the last 24 months, Kah-Lo has had abounding synchs from Prime-time television with Pretty Little Thing, Zalando and Apple, to video-game synchs with FIFA 2020 soundtrack. Kah-Lo continues to take to the stage following shows in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year as she supports Bea Miller on her North American tour throughout October and November. Exit Sign continues to solidify Kah-Lo’s presence as a dynamic talent to keep on your radar.

Listen to Kah-Lo: linktr.ee/thatkahlo

www.kahlomusic.com

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ONCE A TREE SHARE BOLD NEW SONG WHATEVER YOU DO KID

WATCH THE VISUAL FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE
WHAT YOU SAY
HERE

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2019 – Toronto-based duo, Once A Tree, return with an energetic new song called Whatever You Do Kid. The liberating piece inspires listeners to reflect, take chances and live in their truth. Listen to the song here.

"So often we can find ourselves feeling trapped in the mundane cycles of life. This song is a reminder to take a step back and shake things up,” says Once A Tree. “Ask yourself if anything is missing, if you are truly happy, or if there are people / things in your life that are holding you back or putting you down. We have this one beautiful life and we should live it to the absolute fullest! Take chances, make mistakes, and chase the things that make your soul sing."

Once A Tree has been working hard throughout 2019. The duo, comprised of BC-born Hayden and Jayli Wolf, are multidisciplinary artists that combine an array of skills, vision and DIY work ethic to create their own path.

Once A Tree’s previous single, What You Say, saw them venturing to Mexico, where Hayden and Jayli 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.

"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.

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 One. Jayli also pursues an acting career and recently wrapped up filming a lead role in Justin Hartley’s new feature film, The Exchange. With a title and sound reflective of their unique dynamic and creative hustle, listen to Born For This, which was featured in the National launch campaign of the Nissan KICKS.

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.

Buy/stream Whatever You Do Kid:  foundation-media.ffm.to/whateveryoudokid

Buy/stream What You Say: foundation-media.ffm.to/whatyousay

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

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ASTROCOLOR SHARE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR RENEGADE

FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM HUE

OUT VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE IN EARLY 2020

WATCH VIDEO FOR RENEGADE

PERFORMING NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW IN VICTORIA, BC

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2019 – Today, dynamic Victoria, BC-based electronica group, Astrocolor, return with a vibrant new song, Renegade. The single is the first from their forthcoming album, Hue, set for release early 2020 via Entertainment One. The song arrives with visuals directed by Astrocolor and filmed by frequent collaborator, Cody Morell (The Runaway), on Vancouver Island. Watch the video for Renegade here.

On the video and single’s inspiration, DJ/producer/frontman, Neil Cooke-Dallin says: "Renegade is a banging old school rave anthem, leveraging the legendary Renegade Master sample made famous in the '90s by hip hop artist A.D.O.R. The video was filmed by Cody Morell, who also shot our video for The Runaway last year. Cody is based in Las Vegas but came to the west coast of Canada for the first time in his life, to shoot amongst the beauty of Vancouver Island. Our intention was for the 1966 Mustang and '70s walkie talkies to create the feel of a vintage caper, at once both ominous and humorous."

Astrocolor will cap off a big year by ringing in 2020 in their hometown of Victoria. They’ll perform a special New Year’s Eve show at Capital Ballroom on December 31. Tickets go on sale November 1 – details can be found here.

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

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

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH ASTROCOLOR IN VICTORIA, BC:
December 31 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC – Tickets and Info

Listen to Renegade: ffm.to/astrocolor-renegade
Astrocolor on Spotifywww.spoti.fi/2HVe8oL

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www.astrocolormusic.com

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

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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ALEXANDRIA MAILLOT ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 22 RELEASE OF ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM BENEVOLENCE

NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE JUDGE PREMIERES
TODAY WITH EXCLAIM!

ON TOUR THROUGH THE FALL

Toronto, ON – October 24, 2019 – Eagerly-awaiting listeners have been given sneak peeks at Alexandria Maillot’s anticipated sophomore album, with the release of singles, Make It Out, Messed It Up and The Judge. Now, the Vancouver Island-raised musician is thrilled to share the details of Benevolence. Set for release on November 22, the record features seven new songs in Maillot’s captivating “swoon rock” style, along with two bonus tracks on the vinyl edition, including a special acoustic version of Make It Out. Pre-order/save Benevolence here.

Benevolence digs deep; it’s the gut wrench of a heartbreak, the belly drop of a rollercoaster. The album explores the full spectrum of human emotion, over a genre-blending sound that fuses southern rock with old country, all wrapped up in a 90s aesthetic.

"Benevolence is a series of questions and contemplations; the personal narrative of working three jobs to survive in the city, living paycheck to paycheck to fuel a tedious creative career, a depleting immune system and mental state, and the inevitable burn-out that lead to moving into a cabin in my mom's backyard,” Maillot reflects. “It addresses the aftermath of a toxic relationship, it asks how one's actions can create ripple effects in other's lives, and it argues whether a person is selfish for making necessary sacrifices in their search of sustainability."

Today, Maillot also shares the visual for The Judge – the latest track to drop from Benevolence. The Judge continues on from Maillot’s previously released music video for Messed It Up, following many of the same characters and stories. Directed by Sterling Larose, the videos play with the main theme of fate and morality – toying with the ideas of whether our decisions are predetermined, or if we have the power to write our own path.

"The music video for The Judge is the second half of a two-part video series, each tackling a different perspective of the same story,” says Maillot. “Our first single and accompanying music video, Messed It Up, focuses on the stages of grief in the immediate aftermath of a failed relationship, with four characters representing different emotional states at play under the surface of our unassuming protagonist. The Judge and its visual counterpart, on the other hand, takes place quite some time after, where the protagonist has reached the acceptance stage of grief. The protagonist is finally able to internalize and address the various emotional states and find control within the chaos."

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 will be on tour across Canada this fall, kicking off with a stop in Halifax tomorrow for Halifax Pop Explosion, before hitting the road with Louise Burns in November. Full dates can be found below – don’t miss experiencing Benevolence live!

BENEVOLENCE TRACKLISTING:

  1. I Never Liked Your Friends
  2. Messed It Up
  3. Lose My Mind
  4. Make It Out
  5. Pale
  6. Someone To Keep You Warm
  7. The Judge

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
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

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo
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DOWNLOADThe Judge single artwork
DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.alexandriamaillot.com

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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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www.marylinmanson.com

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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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www.sodomized.info

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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

Buy/stream Luciferous: smarturl.it/EELuciferous

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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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www.rustonkelly.com

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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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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.

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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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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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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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HOLY FUCK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DELETER SET FOR RELEASE JANUARY 17, 2020

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE LUXE                                                              

CURRENTLY ON TOUR

Toronto, ON — October 2, 2019 — Holy Fuck have today announced details of new album Deleter, which will be released on January 17th, and is further previewed with the video for acclaimed latest single Luxe (ft. Alexis Taylor). Having just concluded a US tour alongside Hot Chip, the seminal Canadian band will play a selection of European headline dates later this month (with a London show at Moth Club on October 23rd selling out immediately). Watch the video for Luxe here.

The video to Luxe was created by Spanish illustrators, Cynthia Alfonso and Óscar Raña, aka Rapapawn (with Cynthia also producing all of the artwork for Deleter). Introducing the visual, Holy Fuck describe how "synesthesia is a big part of the creative process for us; deciding where to pan instruments, how to treat them in the mix, as well as the overall song writing process - you naturally connect it to the visual. It's then out of our hands the moment we ask someone else to handle artwork and videos. But that's the most interesting part...'seeing' how someone else sees it.

For the video, Cynthia and Oscar were able to take this visual world of Deleter to the next dimension, creating a world that feels a lot like the one we lived in when we were in the studio making the record. We love how they distort mundane, industrial, inanimate objects to create something emotional and organic... something so fundamentally human. In the process of bringing things to life, they make them either playful or dangerous. Everything 'off-gases.’”

Holy Fuck have always been happy to plow a distinctly lone furrow. Never ones to chase the limelight or hop on any genre-wagon, they’ve played by their own rules for the past part of 15 years. 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. 

Arriving a moment where attention spans are shot and anxieties are going into overdrive, Deleter, Holy Fuck’s fifth studio LP, is a defiantly full-bodied affair. Polyrhythmic and pleasure- focused, Deleter sees Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt Schulz, and Matt “Punchy” McQuaid taking their signature sound to new creative heights - seamlessly fusing the gauzy drive of krautrock and deep house’s dreamy ineffability, expertly blending purring motorik percussion with the sort of fuggy synthetic fizz and tang that so often sends clubbers into states of unselfconscious rapture. 

Spiritually, Deleter is an album that explores what happens when humanity and technology coalesce into one big, semi-organic celebration of the joys of spontaneity, repetition, and individuality. As the band puts it, “the robots are smarter than ever, and the algorithm knows more and more what we like as individuals, but we have to remind ourselves that there is music in the margins that can go missing and that that music is more important than ever.” Marginal or not, Deleter is the sound of Holy Fuck freely ebbing and flowing in their own unique ecosystem. As a listener, you’ve got a choice - carry on with the passive consumption, or push back, engage, and move to something worth of your time. Something like Deleter. 

TOUR DATES
October 19 – Cardiff, UK – Swn
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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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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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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GRACE POTTER’S NEW TRACK RELEASE OUT TODAY

FORTHCOMING ALBUM DAYLIGHT DUE OUT OCTOBER 25th

TICKETS FOR POTTER'S 2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON-SALE TODAY

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2019 – Grace Potter's stark and powerful new piano ballad "Release" is available today. The new song off her forthcoming album, Daylight, "can only be described as holy," says ESQUIRE in a recent interview with the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Daylight, Potter's first new album in four years, is due for release via Fantasy Records on October 25, 2019. Tickets for Potter's recently announced North American headlining tour are on-sale starting today. The tour kicks off January 8, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina and will hit theatres in major cities nationwide. Full routing below. For ticket information, head to www.gracepotter.com.

An acclaimed songwriter and electrifying performer, Potter has been described by SPIN as "one of the greatest living voices in rock today." Over the course of her career, the Burlington, VT native has commanded stages around the world including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Rock in Rio and her own thriving music festival, Burlington's Grand Point North, which just celebrated its ninth year. 

The major touring throughout 2020 will support the release of Daylight. Produced by her husband, Eric Valentine, (Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5) Daylight is a soul-inflected, deeply personal collection of songs that capture a particularly tumultuous period in her life - from the breakup of her band and a divorce - to more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child.

Grace wrote the album's 11 tracks with the help of renowned songwriter, Mike Busbee, (Pink, Maren Morris) who co-wrote the powerful first single, Love is Love,  which PASTE asserted is "the kind of song that'll stop you dead in your tracks," Everyday Love, and Release. The gorgeous new track, Release, was written while Potter was in the process of moving out of her home. The song transmits a quiet sorrow but ultimately finds its resolution in a lyric supplied by Busbee (I hope that someday/The sun will shine again/And you'll release me too).

Longtime collaborators, Benny Yurco and Matt Musty contribute guitar and drums respectively with Benmont Tench and Larry Goldings on keys as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius providing background vocals.

In addition to Love Is Love, Potter recently released another brand-new track from the album called Back To Me which ESQUIRE called in a feature length profile, "a triumphant soul-burner." Watch her mesmerizing 3-song acoustic performance for PASTE here.

TOUR DATES:
November 9 - Dallas, TX - The Rustic
November 15 - Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg University, The Forum
Auditorium
January 8 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
January 9 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
January 10 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
January 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
January 12 - Key West, FL - Sunset Green Lawn
January 15 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
January 16 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
January 17 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
January 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
January 19 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
January 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
January 23 - McKees Rocks, PA - Roxian Theatre
January 24 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
January 25 - Washington, DC - Anthem
January 28 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
January 29 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
January 30 - Albany, NY - The Egg
January 31 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
February 1 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
February 4 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre
February 5 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
February 6 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
February 7 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
February 8 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
February 9 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
February 12 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
February 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly
February 14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
February 15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
February 18 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
February 19 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
February 20 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
March 12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
March 13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
March 14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
March 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
March 18 - San Diego, CA - Observatory NorthPark
March 19 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
March 20 - Stateline, NV - MontBleu Resort Showroom
March 21 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
March 24 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
March 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
March 26 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
March 27 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
March 28 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom

Pre-Order Daylight HERE

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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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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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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. 

 

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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 
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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


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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

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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  

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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

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

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Tour Poster
 

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

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo

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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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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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                                                                      

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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www.thinkcommon.com

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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

www.whereismuna.com

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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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www.iggypop.com

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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  

 

Matériel promo: (Logos du Polaris, pochettes d’albums, biographies, photos, audio): polarismusicprize.ca/media

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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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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

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REGIONAL MEXICAN RISING YOUNG STAR LALO CRUZ RELEASES HIS DEBUT SINGLE ¿POR QUÉ NO LE DICES?

LISTEN HERE

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