DYNORO RELEASES NEW SINGLE OBSESSED FEATURING INA WROLDSEN

WATCH VIDEO FOR OBSESSED HERE

PREVIOUS SINGLE IN MY MIND NOW PLATINUM IN CANADA

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Today, Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen release single, Obsessed, via SONY Music. Watch the official video and buy/stream the track here.

“I try to climb into your skin, I try to locate the beating of your heart, I walk for hours inside you, I talk to my boys and try to find your heart.” Listening to this single’s lyrics pays off. What Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen put into this track is some kind of psycho-thriller – because being obsessed is inexplicable, unhealthy, and scary. It’s when you love so hard, you really want to get under the other person’s skin and risk losing yourself in it completely. No wonder, the chorus cannot stand the intensity: “Baby, you gotta let me out, I gotta get free – I’m too invested.

Ina Wroldsen, the deeply interesting Norwegian singer-songwriter, who worked with Calvin Harris on How Deep Is Your Love, and was awarded one of the country’s most successful female musicians in 2018, wrote the powerful lyrics and melody. On Obsessed, she comments, “This is a different kind of love song. It’s about the moment you realize, your love is turning from healthy and mutual to obsessive and excruciating. It was a fascinating song to write because it allowed me to get in touch with a darker side of myself, describing the search for a love that you know, deep down, isn’t there anymore.”

Finding the right production for a song like this is absolutely crucial – Wroldsen, who already worked with Clean Bandit and Jax Jones, to name just a few, knows this. She was all the more thrilled about Dynoro's approach. “I was very excited when I heard his production of the record, as I felt he really added to the darkness and the pulse of the song. I think he’s one of the most intriguing young DJ/producers out there at the moment. When I hear Dynoro, I hear something totally new and uncompromising,” she says.

Apart from this electrifying musical handwriting, the 19-year-old mysterious DJ and producer from Lithuania moves through the realms of Spotify and the charts like a phantom – there’s just a set of impressive numbers. Dynoro's 2018 debut mash-up, In My Mind, is now platinum in Canada, and was #1 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Shazam in 13 countries – ranking Shazam’s global No.1 for eight weeks – was #1 in the German charts for almost three months and 2018’s most successful song, reached #1 in US dance radio, and ranked at #5 in the UK single charts. Billboard’s Critic’s Picks listed In My Mind”as one of the 30 Best Dance/Electronic Songs, the track amassed 530 million streams and sold 3.2 million copies altogether.

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HAVIAH MIGHTY RETURNS WITH MORE BARS ON WAVES FEATURING SEAN LEON

NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR
SET FOR RELEASE MAY 10, 2019

ALBUM TO INCLUDE CLAIRMONT THE SECOND
2OOLMAN (A TRIBE CALLED RED), ROBOTAKI AND MORE

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ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Fresh off a jam-packed weekend performing at JUNOFest and rocking the red carpet at the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, Ontario, prolific Brampton-via-Toronto artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, shares her new single and video, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon. The song drops in tandem with the announcement of her forthcoming album, 13th Floor, out on May 10. Watch the video for Waves here, and pre-order the album now.

“It’s funny how this track came together. Initially, I produced this in 2016. Then, in 2018, I showed it to a friend/producer, Young Dreadz, who asked for the stems and really fluffed it up! Later that year, I showed it to 2oolman who essentially sampled some elements of the Young Dreadz/Haviah collab, and it turned into this epic, cinematic, bar-centric record. Finally, I reached out to Sean Leon and felt his voice, sound and style were perfect for this record,” Haviah says of the track.

“I was feeling myself when I first produced this, so this song became a representation of self confidence, hence the reoccurring ‘You must think I’m fly’ as if reaffirming that you MUST think so, because I am. Sean Leon’s verse then comes in where he raps about his accomplishments, successes and drip. He touches on progression, and briefly visits a short monologue about fear, but then quickly comes back to reality - we’re still fly!”

Waves joins previous single, In Women Colour, which arrived on International Women’s Day – watch the video here. The singles complete half of the first four tracks appearing on the record, released prior to the album launch, giving listeners a sneak peek to the overall body of work. Both videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork seen above.

13th Floor follows Haviah’s acclaimed 2017 release, Flower City, and highlights her vast musical influences, sharp songwriting and production style. She co-executively produced the record alongside 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Sean Leon, Clairmont The Second, and her sister, Omega Mighty. Additional production credits include Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and Mighty Prynce. See below for a complete tracklist.

Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this weekend, then returns to Canada for a stop at Oshawa Music Week on April 5 for a show at The Diezel Room. See below for a complete list of dates.

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

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

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

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

13th Floor Tracklist:

1.In Women Colour (prod. Haviah Mighty & Obuxum)

2.Waves feat. Sean Leon (prod. Young Dreadz, Haviah Mighty, & 2oolman)

3.Wishy Washy ft. Omega Mighty (prod. Taabu & 2oolman)

4.Blame (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)

5.Thirteen (prod. 2oolman & Robotaki)

6.Smoke feat. Clairmont The Second (prod. 2oolman & Clairmont The Second)

7.You Don’t Love Me (prod. 2oolman & Lambo)

8.Fugazi (prod. Haviah Mighty & 2oolman)

9.Squad (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

10. Oh My (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

11.Ride (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)

12.Bag Up (prod. Mighty Prynce)

13.Kiss It (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)

Pre-order 13th Floor:  smarturl.it/13thfloor
Buy/stream Waves (featuring Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves
Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room

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DONNA GRANTIS RELEASES DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TODAY VIA EONE

BUY AND STREAM THE ALBUM NOW

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28
AT DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none” Prince

“A forward-thinking player with incendiary chops, Grantis’ technique is also laden with feel.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Being a Prince protégé, a longtime session player and a kick-ass guitarist in her own right, Grantis is committed to excellence, and it's at work here, from the composition to the layered production.”Exclaim!
 

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” – Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL, and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, debuts her solo album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE today via eOne. Stream/share here.

Born and raised in Toronto, Grantis received local love on the release, with Exclaim! proclaiming her a “musical legend” in their 8/10 review, noting, “Grantis is committed to excellence, and it's at work here, from the composition to the layered production.” In this week’s issue of NOW Magazine, Grantis rocked pieces from Toronto designers, Call and Response, in an exclusive feature interview highlighting the album and her career to date.

Associated Press proclaimed, “Recorded live-to-tape in just two days, a pace similar to that of many great jazz albums, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE is an experimentally adventurous set, which contains ample evidence why Prince held Grantis in such high regard.” Vintage Guitar Magazine says, “Razor sharp guitars and lively percussion make this an intense treat.”

 

In support of the release, Grantis is set to play an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club. You can find more info and tickets here.

Previously released tracks include, MR MAJESTIC, as well as title track, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which premiered at Billboard. In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, TRASHFORMER, and VIOLETTA, in collaboration with guitarist, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records.

The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart, and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader—writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene—fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

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PARTING GIFT RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR 3:07 (MOONLIGHT)

FROM THEIR ENSOM EP – OUT TODAY ON FEARLESS RECORDS

LIVE APPEARANCES WITH DREAM STATE, UNDEROATH AND NECK DEEP COMING UP

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Parting Gift’s
, Ensom EP, is released today via Fearless Records and the band have also revealed a music video for 3:07 (Moonlight), a track from the EP. “This is the first cry for help, the plea to the enemy,” says vocalist, Zac Vernon, of the composition. “When one attempts to face their nemesis and ask it what it wants, only to realize it wants nothing but the suffering. It is the understanding that the paralysis it brings about one can only endure without fighting it. This is where one surrenders themselves to the black water.”

The video follows visual accompaniments to further EP tracks, Without Sin and Pale, all three showcasing a strong aesthetic. The atmosphere, beauty, darkness and depth of Parting Gift’s black metal roots can be pinpointed throughout their own sound and aesthetic. Combined with the layered shimmer of shoegaze, gorgeous simplicity of indie and bludgeoning weight of post-hardcore, it is a smorgasbord of influences designed to ensnare and enrapture.

Parting Gift is a place of expression through the emotions that this existence deals out. Be it through love or loss, hatred or hardship, the music exists to be dissected. Using the darkness of the world we live in to create something beautiful is a very special trait and one that Vernon doesn’t take lightly. “As you grow up you realise that the world isn’t always a happy place to live in. Speaking from personal experience, I have seen a lot of bad things happen. Going into Parting Gift, I was viewing everything in a really negative light. Even though things have changed now, I can still channel all of that negativity into the way I write. I could be in the best mood but I could still come up with the darkest lyrics. I just couldn’t write something happy now.”

Ultimately Parting Gift is more than just a band. It is a feeling of release that we all possess. An urge deep inside that wants to break out, letting us be as happy, sad, angry or passionate as we want to be. Even at such an early stage in their journey, the band is serving as a vessel for the most human parts of existence and Zac hopes that can continue as they venture deeper in what it truly means to be. “Going forward I want to hone in on the craft of enabling people to feel like they belong to something. We want people to feel like they are an integral part of all of this.”

Parting Gift will hit the road in the UK with Dream State next week, have just been announced as support to Underoath in London in June and will be playing various festivals this summer including Download Festival.

PARTING GIFT ARE:
Zac Vernon (vocals) | Peter Vybiral (guitars)  
Jack Dutton (guitars) | George Barnes (drums)

TOUR DATES:
March 28 – Reading – Face Bar^
March 29 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum^ 

April 1 – Guildford – Boileroom^

April 2 – Oxford – Bullingdon^

April 3 – Peterborough – Met Lounge^

April 4 – Birmingham – Flapper^

April 6 – Blackpool – Bootleg Social^
April 7 – Manchester – Deaf Institute^
April 12 – Newcastle – Think Tank^

April 14 – Leeds – Key Club^
April 15 – Hull – Welly^

April 16 – Nottingham – Bodega^

April 17 – London – Underworld^

April 19 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio^

April 20 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms^

April 21 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin^

April 22 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach^
April 25 – Brighton – Concorde 2 (with Neck Deep)
May 3 – Dorset – Teddy Rocks Festival
May 5 – Leicester – Handmade Festival
June 5 – London – Electric Ballroom (with Underoath)
June 15 – Download Festival
^ with Dream State

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AMAARA SHARES COVER OF RADIOHEAD’S HOUSE OF CARDS

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO HERE

UPCOMING SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – AMAARA is the ethereal pop music and multi-media project of Kaelen Ohm. Today, she releases a stunning cover of Radiohead’s House Of Cards. In addition, AMAARA will be sharing new music on the road, opening for RY X on select dates, including New York, Montreal, Toronto and Chicago. See below for details. Watch the lyric video for House Of Cards and stream the song here.

“The Radiohead cover was recorded in my studio in Toronto on Dufferin at Queen Street West two years ago, prior to the building being torn down. A couple of friends and I played musical chairs and got it done in a couple of half day sessions,” AMAARA says of the creative process. “I held on to the recording thinking I wanted to spend more time with the mix, then it sort of ended up on the back burner. I recently revisited it and realized it was finished. Thom Yorke is an artist I highly respect in so many ways. This song has always been one of my favourite Radiohead songs since I heard In Rainbows in 2007.”

With plans to work on new music throughout 2019, House Of Cards is a highlight of AMAARA’s return to music from a brief hiatus, as she has been heavily pursuing her acting career. The results include being one of eight actors to attend the Actors Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre, and her first lead role in an independent feature film.

A musician, actor and award winning filmmaker, Ohm began AMAARA as a basement project in between tours as a guitarist and singer for Canadian band, Reuben and The Dark. AMAARA’s debut EP, Black Moon, was released in 2017. Watch a video for the title track, and listen to album single, Dreamcatcher.

The six-track EP featured guest appearances by Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene, L.A. Guitarist/Producer Joel Shearer, and Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer Shawn Everett. Recorded at OCL Studios in Calgary and at The Banff Centre, as well as pieces in Ohm’s basement in Calgary and Shearer’s home in Topanga Canyon, L.A., Ohm calls the album a practice in creative self-trust. 

“It was time for me to birth something musically that came from deep within my heart without too much outside influence or without doing something too specific. I learned a lot making this EP though in some ways I feel I’ve already personally outgrown it and am ready to do something new and different.”

The title track, and My Ocean, were performed solely by Ohm aside from guest cello appearance by Clea Anaïs of Raleigh on My Ocean. With explosive orchestral drums, soaring synths and haunting vocals, the songs on Black Moon explore themes of womanhood, water, connection to the cosmos and the journey through the dark side of the mind. 

TOUR DATES:
March 23 – Murmurr – New York, NY
March 24 – National – Montreal, QC
March 25 – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON

March 26 - Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS SHARE CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL FT. BOSLEN

LEAD SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 10th

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CREATOR MADE AN ANIMAL HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – Following the announcement of their new full-length album, Trapline, which is set for release on May 10th, award-winning hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, share the record’s lead single, Creator Made An Animal. The track premiered via The FADER, who praised its energetic defiance that we urgently need”. Listen to Creator Made An Animal on Spotify and Apple Music, and watch the music video here.  

“Creator Made An Animal is our way of paying homage to the place that we call home as our spirits awaken and our people rise up,” the band comments. “Creator Made An Animal carries an aggressive and assertive energy that imitates the way society portrays Indigenous people and People of Colour across Turtle Island. Our ancestors were stereotyped as savages, and we are often regarded as the pissed-off generation who haven’t gotten over what colonization has done to our lands and to our people. Through stylish delivery, we proclaim ourselves as the Father 7th Generation and let the world know that we aren’t changing for anyone. The future is ours. We are powerful as human beings and it’s integral that we respect the knowledge that was passed down from our ancestors. Many of us also carry their pain, but every single one of us carry their power. Embrace that power, stay true to that power and to yourself!”

Trapline brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

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

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

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

TOUR DATES:
May 8 - The Slaughtered Lamb - London, UK
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - TBA - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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INJURY RESERVEDROP VIDEO FOR JAILBREAK THE TESLA FEATURING AMINE

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – Injury Reserve just dropped another song/video called Jailbreak The Tesla. Directed by group member/producer, Parker Corey, the video and track features friend and collaborator, Aminé. Full of Hype Williams references a la fisheye lens shots and quick cut cinematography, the video is yet another impressive visual from the Phoenix, Arizona rap trio who dropped their video/track, Jawbreaker, in January. Check out the video for Jailbreak The Tesla here.

Injury Reserve’s previous single, Jawbreaker, features Rico Nasty along with fellow Phoenicians, PRO TEENS, and the video was directed by Parker Corey of Injury Reserve. Watch it here.

Stay posted on much more to come from the recent Loma Vista Recordings signees in 2019.

About Injury Reserve

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

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

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

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TEN KILLS THE PACK TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE DRUNK ALL THE TIME THIS FRIDAY

TRACK TO BE FOUND ON UPCOMING EP FORCE MAJEURE

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SINGLE BARCELONA SURPASES 300K STREAMS


SHOW IN TORONTO MAY 3RD AT THE RIVOLI – TICKETS

Toronto, ON – March 20, 2019 –
Ten Kills The Pack, is gearing up to release his newest single, Drunk All The Time, this Friday March 22. The heartachingly beautiful track is the fourth single from the forthcoming EP, Force Majeure, and comes after the streaming successes of previously released tracks, Barcelona, You Just Want to Feel Whole Again, and When I Say You Are Killing Me. You can catch Ten Kills The Pack live in Toronto on May 3 at the Rivoli in Toronto (details below). Pre-save Drunk All The Time, here and follow Ten Kills The Pack on Spotify, here.

Drunk All the Time, is a piece that really feels like the telling of honest situations, felt by many perhaps,” says singer-songwriter Sean Sroka. “It’s also conveyed with all the melodramatics that these hit-and-miss romances I witnessed or endured felt like it came with during the time. The song wasn’t exactly instigated by an individual but more so by the environment of people I was surrounded with. It was inspired by people at different places in their lives- the places where their potential partners were not.

Born in Mississauga, ON, Ten Kills The Pack, is a project that was shaped and raised in Toronto. Its poetic focused material is put forth by Sroka; a musician deriving from multiple bands, genres, and touring music projects such as Aukland, Sure, and En Riet.

The project has already seen the release of three singles – Barcelona and You Just Want to Feel Whole Again and When I Say You Are Killing Me – with Drunk All The Time to then be compiled into the upcoming EP, Force Majeure. Second single, You Just Want To Feel Whole Again, was included on Spotify’s Folk Favourites playlist, Barcelona has already seen over 300K streams, while When I Say You Are Killing Me was added to The Most Beautiful Songs In The World, Folk & Friends, Introducing and Chill Singer Songwriter playlists.

Between previous ventures, Sroka has been propelled onto stages to support Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado on an Ontario University tour, song placements on Sportsnet for Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay’s games, support at The Phoenix, multiple festival showcases including CMW, NXNE, and two successful East Coast tours to Newfoundland and back.

Stay tuned for more from Ten Kills The Pack throughout 2019!

TEN KILLS THE PACK IN TORONTO
Friday, May 3 – The Rivoli
332 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Doors: 9:00pm
RSVP | Tickets

Stream Barcelona
Stream You Just Want to Feel Whole Again
Stream When I Say You Are Killing Me
Pre-save Drunk All The Time


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THE STANDSTILLS SET TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT LABEL FULL-LENGTH ALBUM BADLANDS

HITTING THE ROAD IN CANADA WITH MONSTER TRUCK

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 –
The Standstills are gearing up to release their new album Badlands, this Friday March 22 through eOne Music.  Described as The White Stripes body slammed by Queens Of The Stone Age, The Standstills have broadening their horizon and defining their craft with their debut label release. “It’s guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll,” lead singer and guitarist Jonny Fox declares. Drummer and singer Renee Couture defines the record as “If wild west Clint Eastwood and Belle Starr had a rock and roll baby.” The Canadian rock duo is already off to a great start with their latest singles including Wild, which reached #7 on Active Rock radio. The track is a hypnotic high-powered number with a magnetic and gritty guitar lick, featuring Couture’s mountainous drums all topped with Fox’s dynamic and vigorous vocal. The Standstills have paired these elements seductively with psychedelic imagery and video’s, putting this duo in the sights of trend setters and rockers alike.

This record follows the success of their 2015 EP, From The Devil’s Porch, featuring the breakout single, Orleans which reached #4 on active rock radio charts in Canada, with Rise of the Fall, top 10 and Shotgun, top 15. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and iTunes named it one of the best rock albums of the year.

In 2018, the band also received over one million streams on Spotify and performed a sold out show at the Reeperbahn festival held in Hamburg Germany. The group recently wrapped up a sixteen date tour across eight countries in Europe with The Lazy’s, and is currently hitting the road in Canada with Monster Truck for a series of dates.

BADLANDS TRACKLIST:

  1. Wild
  2. Butcher
  3. Shaker Down
  4. Whiskey and Mead
  5. Living too Fast
  6. Cold Blooded Killer
  7. Black Hill Creek
  8. Diablo
  9. Red Sky
  10. Liquor Store

TOUR DATES:
March 26 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON*
March 28 - The Marquee Ballroom - Halifax, NS*
March 29 - Tide & Boar - Moncton, NB*
March 30 - Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market - Fredericton, NB*
April 5 - The Music Hall Concert Theatre - Oshawa, ON*
April 6 - The Moose & Goose - Thorold, ON*
June 30 - Tail Creek Mud & Music Festival - Nevis, AB+
July 20 - Les Grandes Fetes Telus - Rimouski, QC^
* w/Monster Truck
+ w/ Pop Evil & Grandson
^ w/Nickelback

Pre-save Badlands here

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DENZEL CURRY’S ICONIC BULLS ON PARADE COVER IMMORTALIZED ON STREAMING SERVICES

AS HEARD ON TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION - WATCH VIDEO

TOUR WITH BILLIE EILISH BEGINS IN MAY
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO
ON JUNE 11 AND LAVAL, QC ON JUNE 12

“This is why you listen to triple j – because of moments like we just had.

Hands down – Like A Version 2019, knocked out of the park” – Ben & Liam, triple j

“A throwdown of blistering proportions” – Consequence Of Sound

“Curry committed his whole heart (and, like, maybe a lung?) to the performance” – The FADER

“It's a nigh-on unhinged yet supremely controlled re-working that just absolutely slays right from the off.” – CLASH

 “An absolute balls-to-the-wall rendition of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Bulls On Parade’…an early contender for the best LAV of 2019.” Junkee

“Curry delivers with an intensity and wild rage that’s sure to leave listeners completely floored.” – Music Feeds

“… the best Like A Version in recent memory.” – Tone Deaf

"Just played this next to my fish, is a shark now thanks" YouTube user

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2018 – Streamers rejoice - Denzel Curry’s iconic Triple J Like A Version of Rage Against The Machine’s Bulls On Parade is now immortalized on streaming services across the globe. The original performance was quick to break borders, with an unprecedented amount of shares and international coverage from the likes of XXL, The FADER, Stereogum, NME, Kerrang, Clash and Consequence of Sound; alongside a host of Australian praise and posts. 

The partnering video now sits at more than 7.5 million combined views on Facebook and YouTube, peaking at #2 on YouTube Trending Chart – check it out here. Denzel's live version of original track, 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (Black Balloons), featuring Sampa The Great and Harts, boasts an additional 700K+ views. Watch it here.

The Bulls On Parade official release follows Denzel Curry’s recent headline run for Laneway Festival – including sold out shows in Sydney (Maxx Watt’s) and Melbourne (170 Russell) – and on the heels of his critically acclaimed, three-part album TA13OO -out now via Loma Vista Recordings.

TA13OO is the first longform statement from Denzel since his 2016 album, Imperial, which landed him on the XXL Freshman cover and helped set the template for the South Florida sound that has exploded in the last few years.

With the release of TA13OO, Denzel appeared on Billboard's Emerging Artists Top 10 at #7, debuted on the Rap Chart at #6 and the album debuted at #28 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, alongside praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Stereogum – and landing triple j Feature Album here in Australia.

After wrapping sold out North American and European tours last fall showcasing music from the album, Denzel will return to the road, this time with friend and fellow prolific artist, Billie Eilish. The tour kicks off May 24, with a stop in Toronto on June11, and Laval on June 12. Denzel will also play select festival dates, including The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, Lollapalooza Sweden, Wireless Festival in London, UK and Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, Washington. See a complete list of dates below.

Buy / Stream / Download Denzel Curry’s Bulls On Parade Like A Version cover here.

STREAM: TA13OO
Amazon | Apple Music | Spotify | Soundcloud | Youtube

 

PREVIOUSLY:
Black Balloons:
bit.ly/2Nsb8GU

Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube

Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

DENZEL CURRY TOUR DATES:

May 24-26 – Harvard Athletic Complex – Allston, MA

May 29 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA*

May 31 – The Moda Center – Portland, OR *

June 1 - The Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park, NY

June 2 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA*

June 4 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

June 5 – Red Rocks Ampitheatre – Morrison, CO*

June 7 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO*

June 8 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN*

June 9 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL*

June 11 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON*

June 12 – Place Bell – Laval, QC*

June 14 – Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion – Boston, MA*

June 15 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA*

June 18 – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – South Street Seaport, New York, NY*

June 19 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY*

June 20 – The Anthem – Washington, DC*

June 21 – Ascend Ampitheater – Nashville, TN*

June 23 – Cadence Bank Ampitheatre at Chastain Park – Atlanta, GA*

June 28 – Festivalpark Werchter – Werchter, BG

June 28-30 – Lollapalooza Sweden – Gardet, SE

July 5 – Wireless Festival – Finsbury Park, London, UK

July 7 – Marlay Park – Rathfarnham, IR

July 9 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA*

July 11 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

July 13 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA*

July 19-21 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA

* with Billie Eilish
 

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OPERATORS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH STOPS ACROSS WESTERN CANADA

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MARCH 22

LP2 ON THE WAY

WATCH TEASER HERE

Toronto, ON – March 19, 2019 – Operators have announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, and hitting venues across western Canada and the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and more. Tickets go on sale for all dates this Friday, March 22nd, at 10:00AM local time. See all tour dates below and visi the band’s website for tickets and more information.

Operators is a Montreal-based project created by Daniel Boeckner, (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) in 2014. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. 

The band is also excited to share that LP2 news is on the way – check out the album teaser here. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavours, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalogue (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.

The band is excited to get back on the road for what will be a busy 2019. Stay tuned for more announcements.

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

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA - Teragram
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

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HALF ALIVE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL HEADLINING TOUR

PERFORMED ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! LAST WEEK

Toronto, ON – March 18, 2019 –
Long Beach based trio, half•alive, have announced their global headline tour for this fall. The tour kicks off in Australia on August 16 before the band embarks on a 21-date North American tour throughout September and October. The tour wraps in Glasgow, UK on November 17. Tickets are available here beginning March 22nd at 10am local time. For various pre-sale information click here.

Last Thursday half•alive made their late night television debut with a very special performance of their single, still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here. still feel. is currently skyrocketing up the charts at Alternative Radio, currently sitting within the Top 25.

Earlier this year, half•alive (Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]) dropped their new track arrow along with a video directed by lead vocalist Josh Taylor today. arrow (along with still feel.) are available at all digital retail providers now via RCA Records.

arrow is the first new release for half•alive since catapulting into the zeitgeist with their massive viral 2018 breakout still feel. Powered by a slick beat, handclaps, warbling bass, wild horns, shimmering keys, and an ecstatic falsetto-inflected chant, “I still feel alive,” it became a clarion call for the boys—oddly perfect for either a midsummer festival or a dance sequence from Pulp Fiction. Bringing the song to life, Josh drew on his film school background and self-directed an impressively choreographed video evoking vintage pops of color and the kind of throwback seventies spirit. The video organically attracted shares among fans and has already surpassed 17 million views. Additionally half•alive has garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted “All Songs Considered”, TIME and more. 

Additionally half•alive recently wrapped their completely sold out first-ever headlining tour and are currently in the studio working on their debut album.

half•alive TOUR DATES:
June 22 - Dover, DE - Firefly Festival

August 16 - Sydney, AUS - The Metro 

August 17 - Melbourne, VIC - Howler 

August 19 - Brisbane, QLD - The Zoo  

August 21 - Auckland, NZ - The Tuning Fork 

September 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda 

September 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 

September 16 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn 

September 17 - Dallas, TX -  Trees

September 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall  

September 20 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham 

September 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

September 23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 

September 24 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan 

September 26 - Charlotte, NC - Underground

September 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 

October 2 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

October 3 - Boston, MA - Paradise 

October 4 - Montreal, QC - Astral 

October 5 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club 

October 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

October 8 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall 

October 9 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews 

October 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre 

October 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity  

October 15 - Denver, CO - Gothic

October 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex

November 12 - London, UK - Electric Brixton

November 13 - Birmingham, UK - o2 Institue 3

November 14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla 

November 16 - Dublin, IE - Academy (Green Room) 

November 17 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts

www.halfalive.co

 

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I PREVAIL RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR PARANOID

BAND TO DROP NEW ALBUM TRAUMA ON MARCH 29

Toronto, ON – March 18, 2019 – Detroit's I Prevail have shared the video for the song, Paranoid, from their second full-length, Trauma. Watch and listen here.

Trauma will be released on March 29 through Fearless Records and is available for pre-order in physical and digital formats here

Trauma represents a moment of triumph in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet— Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (harsh vocals), Steve Menoian (lead guitar), and Dylan Bowman (rhythm guitar). Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout. Lifelines, they faced unforeseen hardship that might've broken any other band. Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating vocal injury that jeopardized his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Conflicted with thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a decision. He got together with his band brothers in 2018 and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer, Tyler Smith (Falling In Reverse), they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.

Trauma also represents a realization of I Prevail's full potential. The band elevates rock music by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and heavy rock. This air of danger powers the hard-hitting single, Bow Down. Watch and listen here. Companion single, Breaking Down,  pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch and listen here.

With an equally melodic and momentous offering, I Prevail soar on Trauma. Smarter and more confident, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the frontlines of heavy music: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma (Fearless Records). If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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BEOGA RELEASES NEW SONG MATTHEW’S DAUGHTER FEATURING DEVIN DAWSON

TRACK WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY BEOGA, ED SHEERAN AND SNOW PATROL’S JOHNNY MCDAID

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Irish “new wave trad” quintet, Beoga, have returned with new song, Matthew’s Daughter, featuring Devin Dawson. Listen here. The track was written and composed by Beoga, Ed Sheeran, and Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid, and was produced by Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Lykke Li).

In speaking about the song, Beoga says, “Matthew’s Daughter is about being thankful and acknowledging your loved ones and where they come from; it’s something most people can relate to. We are delighted Devin agreed to collaborate with us on this one. His voice lends itself perfectly to this song and we were very careful not to get in the way and over play it. Together, we’ve hopefully created something that people will love.”

Devin Dawson adds, "When I first heard about the opportunity to collaborate with Beoga, I was really intrigued by the chance to expand my horizons and fuse my perspective on music with someone else’s. Matthew’s Daughter is a beautifully honest song that tells a story I think we can all relate to at least at one point in our lives. Plus, how dope is it that in today’s world we have the ability to jam on a song from across the globe? I never would have expected to be singing on an Irish song, but the more I dive in, the more I’m discovering how similar both our genres are. I’m really honored to be a small part of this project coming from Beoga, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it."

Beoga, which is Irish for lively, is comprised of bodhrán player and unofficial spokesman, Eamon Murray, Séan Óg Graham (guitar / accordion), Damian McKee (accordion), Liam Bradley (piano / keys), and Niamh Dunne (vocals / fiddles).

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

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

About Devin Dawson:
Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville breakout, Devin Dawson, co-wrote every track on his outstanding debut album, Dark Horse, which exploded out of the gate in 2018, arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts. Produced by Jay Joyce, it features his current single, Dark Horse, alongside the Platinum-certified hit, All On Me. Dawson has been honored with multiple award nominations including ACM’s, New Male Artist award, CMT Music’s, Breakthrough Video of the Year award and Radio Disney Music’s, Best New Country Artist, recently winning MusicRow’s, Breakthrough Artist-Writer award. The Nor-Cal native has made numerous national TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, TODAY and twice on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has received overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, The Tennessean, AXS, HITS and more. Dawson has toured with Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and recently wrapped his very first headlining, Stray Off Course, tour.

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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES SUPERHERO COLLAB WITH DJ SHUB

HIGH RISE VIDEO NOMINATED
FOR A 2019 PRISM PRIZE


LISTEN TO CADENCE’S SELF-TITLED ALBUM NOW

Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon, returns with his first fresh tune of 2019. Today, he shares Superhero, a collaboration with DJ Shub, released via DJ Shub's imprint, Shub Records. Listen to the track here.

"Superhero is a song about how everyone has something that they can use to help other people, a special skill or secret power that exists deep inside of them. For us, that power is music,” Cadence says of the track. “Music can change your mood or make you feel stronger. I tried to infuse this song with the kind of energy that makes you want to lift a car over your head! DJ Shub and I have known each other for awhile and have talked about making some music together for a minute. When I got this beat from him, I wrote the song immediately and sent a finished version back in less than 24 hours."                        

Superhero is a valorous follow up to Cadence’s single, Jackson Pollock, produced by Toronto’s own Grandtheft. Following an instrumental version on Deadbeats that was released on November 23, 2018, the song is a bold example of what Cadence has in store for 2019, and what he has been working on since the release of his self-titled album earlier this year.

In addition, Cadence’s PIQUE-produced video for High Rise is up for a 2019 Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada. With visuals filmed in Toronto, the hyper-local song is a bold look at city life and the condo boom, with sharp bars that speak to the current climate of gentrification.

After the release of his Polaris Music Prize-nominated self-titled album in 2018, Cadence completed a cycle of non-stop touring and festival gigs. The run included a North American headline tour with Montreal’s Hua Li and Houston rapper, Fat Tony, after a long European run of the summer festival circuit. The cross country Canadian tour featured shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal, Fredericton, St. John’s, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Virginia, Boston, and the revered Halifax Pop Explosion in Nova Scotia. In December, Cadence performed at NextGen City Jam in his hometown of Edmonton, returned to Toronto for CBC q Live For The Holidays, and rang in the New Year with a performance at Nathan Philips Square. Last month, Cadence sat alongside the likes of Bun B at The Gathering Music Summit in Banff, Alberta, where he was featured on a panel and performed at the town’s legendary Rose and Crown.

Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, self-titled album was released on January 2018 via eOne Music, and longlisted for a Polaris Music Prize that year. The album is his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, which was second to be nominated for a Polaris Music Prize.

Purchase and stream Cadence Weapon here, and stay tuned for his forthcoming project with Jacques Greene.

About Cadence Weapon:
Toronto-based rapper and producer Cadence Weapon (a.k.a. Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion for taking rap into new and unexpected directions. The son of a pioneering hip-hop radio DJ, Pemberton grew up in Edmonton around a diverse library of music. After splitting time between the city’s experimental electronic and underground rap scenes, Cadence released Breaking Kayfabe and Hope In Dirt City, both of which were shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Known for his sharp lyricism, Pemberton served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011, making him the literary ambassador of his hometown.

TOUR DATES:
May 18-19 – Festival Metro Metro – Montreal, QC

Buy/stream Superhero:  

Cadence Weapon on Spotify: smarturl.it/cadenceweapon

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THE HONEST HEART COLLECTIVE FEATURED IN SHAW SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

PERFORMING AT JUNOFEST MARCH 15

GRIEF RIGHTS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Thunder Bay, ON-natives, The Honest Heart Collective, let fans take a peek into the behind-the-scenes of the band in a new mini-documentary featured on Shaw Spotlight. Encompassing personal interviews, concert footage and band practice banter, the mini-doc covers the band’s origins and their journey, with deep dives into the process behind the music.

I think that’s the main thing… writing songs that mean something to people,” says lead singer, Ryan MacDonald, in the documentary. “If that’s what I get remembered for, or what we get remembered for, I would think that we would all be okay with that.”

Watch the trailer here, and the full feature is available on the Shaw Spotlight website, here.

Following the release of their sophomore album, Grief Rights, The Honest Heart Collective toured Canada extensively throughout 2018 and show no signs of stopping. They’ve announced a string of Ontario tour dates including a show at JUNOfest on March 15th. March dates include stops in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa. See below for details.

Grief Rights, which was released in May 2018, showcases their anthemic rock style with powerful lyrics, and the single, North American Dream, featured on Spotify’s Rock Your Block and Rock Favourites playlists and is currently at over 92k streams. Check out the music video for the track here.

Anchored by four lifelong friends, The Honest Heart Collective was born from brothers Ryan and Nic MacDonald, a moment at a Springsteen concert, and a rotating cast of musicians made permanent. Buoyed by the backdrop of their Northern Ontario roots, the band embodies an old soul take of heart-on-sleeves storytelling through music. Armed with the self built Lionheart Studios, a blue collar mentality, and four lifelong friends, The Honest Heart Collective recorded their LP, Grief Rights, with producers Derek Hoffman (The Trews, Silverstein) and Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax).

Stay tuned for more from The Honest Heart Collective throughout 2019!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 15 – London, ON – JUNOfest – Union 10 Distillery
March 20 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern
March 21 – Kingston – The Ale House
March 23 – Ottawa – The 27 Club
May 11 – Thunder Bay, ON – Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
June 8 – Ottawa, ON – Orleans Craft Beer Festival
June 14 – Guelph, ON – Hope In The Street
June 22 – Winnipeg, MB – The Cavern
August 17 – Kakabeka Falls, ON – Amberlite Wilderness Resort
August 22-25 – Kerry, MB – Hoot Owl Festival

Purchase/Stream Grief Rights
Listen to Helter Skelter
Watch North American Dream

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www.honestheart.co

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SLEEPY TOM RELEASES AMATEURS FT. LIGHTS

AMATEURS EP OUT ON MARCH 15

AMATEURS THE VIDEO GAME PREMIERING VIA BILLBOARD TODAY

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Vancouver-based DJ and producer, Sleepy Tom, has decided to mix things up on his new EP, Amateurs, which is set for release tomorrow (Friday, March 15). Having broken the crowded EDM scene, Sleepy Tom sets to dip into the pool of pop. Continuing the move to a fresh new sound, he releases Amateurs ft. Lights, along with a coinciding video game, premiering over on Billboard today. Listen to Amateurs here.

In an interview with PopMatters, Sleepy Tom explains, “I wanted to make an EP full of pop songs, with dance influence. I had been writing a lot with my friends in Vancouver as well, so having them featured was important. The production style was something I'd done on the side while making club music the last five years, I just never explored it heavily until now. Felt like I'd been pushing it down because it didn't fit the club mold. Now I get to make club versions of these songs!”  

Since his prolific rise, Cam aka Sleepy Tom has lent his production skills to the likes of Zeds Dead and Porter Robinson for official remixes with his remix of Martin Solveig‘s Intoxicated surpassing an impressive 7 million streams. Also producing incredible originals, he cracked the charts world-wide with hit single, Be Right There, alongside powerhouse producer Diplo. Now exploring new avenues, Amateurs EP focuses on a more musical and collaborative effort that finds new levels of influences and inspiration, whilst still giving a nod to the hook-laden dance landscape that catapulted Sleepy Tom into the international spotlight. Although his achievements and accolades he’s amassed in recent years are ones to be admired, Sleepy Tom is no longer following anyone’s else’s rulebook, only the one he’s writing for himself and his first chapter is seriously compelling.

Sleepy Tom – Amateurs ft. Lights is out now via eOne Music, here. Pre-save Amateurs EP, out this Friday, here.

AMATEURS EP TRACKLIST:

  1. Amateurs (ft. Lights)
  2. Wrap Around Your Heart (ft. Willa)
  3. Move (ft. Sophia Black)
  4. The Times (ft. Parker Bossley)
  5. Focused (On Your Phone) (ft. Steve Bays)
  6. In My Head (ft. Blonde Diamond)

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LOCAL NATIVES TO RELEASE NEW LP VIOLET STREET ON APRIL 26 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

UNVEIL VIDEOS FOR SINGLES CAFÉ AMARILLO
AND WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU

KICKING OFF SPRING TOUR MAY 15 IN VANCOUVER
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL
                                                    

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 – Local Natives announce their forthcoming LP, Violet Street, set for release April 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. The news comes along with two incredible videos; their first, released in over two years, for Café Amarillo. The swooning, shimmering song is paired with a video directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone), featuring visuals by Public-Library (Drake, Mac Miller, Nike). Watch the video  here and pre-order the album now.
 

Following Café Amarillo, Local Natives revealed a second new lush, expansive song: When Am I Gonna Lose You. Actress and style icon, Kate Mara, gives a gripping, melancholic performance in the video that evokes classic LA films such as David Lynch’s, Mulholland Drive, and Mike Nichols’, The Graduate. The video was shot in and around the Hollywood Hills in February 2019, once again directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone), and features visuals by Public-Library (Drake, Mac Miller, Nike).

The question at the heart of Violet Street that threads together Café Amarillo, When Am I Gonna Lose You and the other eight original tracks is, “With all of the chaos in the world, where do you find your shelter?”

The classic studio setting is juxtaposed on Violet Street with modern production and visuals to form a timeless album. The band’s signature soaring three-part harmonies are augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand. The result of experimenting in the studio with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs) is a band renewed.

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

On May 15, Local Natives will embark on The Spiral Choir Tour, kicking off in Vancouver on May 15, with stops in Toronto and Montreal. This marks the band’s first tour since 2017. Local Natives will partner with Plus1 to donate $1 from select tickets to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

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

VIOLET STREET TRACKLIST:
1. Vogue
2. When Am I Gonna Lose You 3. Café Amarillo
4. Munich II
5. Megaton Mile
6. Someday Now
7. Shy
8. Garden of Elysian 9. Gulf Shores
10. Tap Dancer
 

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 31 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

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

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

June 20 - SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE SPOKE IN THE WHEEL MUSIC VIDEO

20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR ON SALE NOW
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO MAY 14 & 15

SONIC BREW - 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 - 5.19 LP
OUT MAY 17, 2019

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 – Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song, Spoke In The Wheel, from their upcoming LP, due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator, Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since Trampled Down Below was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP.

Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19 on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Spoke In The Wheel is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. Spoke In The Wheel is available on all streaming services today. Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.

Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band's back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke In The Wheel, and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.

Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market - the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals, Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, with two stops in Toronto on May 14 and 15, and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. Tickets are on sale now. 

Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 is nothing like the infamously awful, failed experiment of New Coke. This is the original formula, like Coke Classic, but spiked with Viagra, the Captain America super soldier serum, and triple the caffeine.                                       

It’s less of a floor-to-ceiling remodel than it is a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for another crazy house party. Zakk Wylde and crew were careful not to mess with the magic captured on the long lost two-inch tape. Instead, they blessed the master with some note-for-note enhancement, spicing up /Sonic Brew/ with a perfected recipe. 

“I don’t want to hear Led Zeppelin II redone, with the band just replaying the whole record,” notes the charismatic frontman and gregarious guitar icon. “The performances and everything is a snapshot in time. We just added on top of what was already there on the original recordings. It’s like we went in and did surgery on this thing. We took the original CD master and added things that made it stronger.”

The Black Label Society studio discography is like an instruction manual on how to expertly craft heartfelt, no holds barred, heavy metal infused American hard rock. “Sonic Brew was the beginning. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” Zakk marvels. 

Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable shredding have made him a beloved figure to rock audiences the world over. One part invading-horde, one part traveling carnival party, Black Label Society continues to engage and inspire, powered by caffeine and cacophony. 

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass 
Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums

TOUR DATES
April 24 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 25 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 27 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 30 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 1 -  Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 4 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
May 6 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter"
May 14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 15 - Toronto, ON
- Opera House
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 18 - Clarksville, TN - O'Connors
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

Track List:
1. Bored To Tears
2. The Rose Petalled Garden
3. Hey You Digital
4. Born to Lose
5. Peddlers of Death
6. Mother Mary
7. Beneath the Tree
8. Low Down
9. T.A.Z.
10. Lost My Better Half
11. Black Pearl
12. World of Trouble
13. Spoke In The Wheel
14. The Beginning At Last
15. Black Pearl (Bonus Track)
16. Spoke in the Wheel (Bonus)

Pre-order Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19: smarturl.it/sonicbrewbls

Black Label Society on Spotify: spoti.fi/2mfdtpy

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DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

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

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

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

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ADYN TOWNES HITS THE ROAD THIS SPRING

TOUR DATES ACROSS WESTERN CANADA THROUGH MARCH AND APRIL

AFTER THE FALL NOMINATED FOR POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 ECMA’s

HOUSE ON THE OCEAN FINALIST IN THE INTERNATIONAL SONWRITING COMPETITION

Toronto, ON – March 14, 2019 –
Alternative indie-folk artist, Adyn Townes, is hitting the road this spring. Following the July 2018 release of his debut album, After The Fall, under his new moniker, Townes is now embarking on a tour, bringing the songs from the new record to life on stages across western Canada. See below for full details.

I love being on the road, especially when it's with a musician like Poor Nameless Boy that I have respected for so many years,” says Townes. “After spending most of this winter locked away in the studio working on new material, so I'm really anxious and excited to head back out west and debut some of these new songs!”

Inspired by the equal-parts hard and smooth voice of David Gray and the clear electric guitar tones of James Bay, Adyn Townes (formerly Andy Brown) is always pushing the boundaries and seeing how close he can get to the edge.

Having performed internationally for more than ten years under his given name, the New Brunswick native found himself on tour in Newfoundland supporting his third full-length album as Andy Brown. It was here, during a video shoot, that Towne’s life changed. The cameraman ventured off on his own to take some photos and suddenly fell into the ocean. Townes rushed to help him while the waves were crashing around, and fell in on the same slippery rock that the cameraman had. Somehow, they both made it out, but Townes was left severely injured with a torn rotator cuff. Pushing through, he continued on the 20-date Canadian tour and 8-date run in Europe, but lost the ability to move his shoulder and hold a guitar. Taking 16 months off following, Townes struggled with depression but ended up finding a new approach to his music – focusing on melody without the crutch of his guitar. That time off resulted in the ten songs found on the aptly-titled, After The Fall.

Since the release of After The Fall, the album has been nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 2019 ECMA’s. Track seven on the album, House On The Ocean, is currently a finalist in The International Songwriting Competition, which is the largest songwriting competition in the world. Listen to After The Fall here.

TOUR DATES:
March 29 – Regina, SK – The Exchange*
March 30 – Estevan, SK – Art Concepts*
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar & Amp Co*
April 3 – Lethbridge, AB – Slice Bar & Grill*
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB Cafe Verve*
April 8 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill
April 10 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary*
April 12 – Vancouver, BC – Cafe Deux Soleils*
April 13 – Surrey, BC – Party for the Planet
April 14 – Kelowna, BC – Milkcrate Records*
*with Poor Nameless Boy

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UNDEROATH DROP BLOODLUST VIDEO

TOUR DATE IN TORONTO AUGUST 14 WITH KORN AND ALICE IN CHAINS

Toronto, ON – March 13, 2019 –
Grammy-nominated six-piece, Underoath, have dropped the video for Bloodlust. Watch it here. The song appears on the band’s latest album, Erase Me, out now via Fearless Records.

"For Bloodlust, which picks up where ihateit left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer, Aaron Gillespie. "Making this video was a really interesting process, because the song deals with a lot of deep issues and struggles. But it was so late when we were filming that we were just hysterical. The video seems so serious due to the lyrical content, but it was a night."

Last year, Underoath notched its first-ever performance Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth. The band was previously nominated for two Grammys.

Underoath are also getting ready to embark on their first-ever arena tour in support of Breaking Benjamin later this month North America, followed latterly by European shows in June. The band will then next hit the road this summer with Korn and Alice in Chains in North America.

TOUR DATES:
March 15 – Saginaw, MI – The Dow Event Center
March 16 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
March 18 – Evanswille, IN – Ford Center
March 20 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI
March 23 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center
March 25 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
March 27 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
March 29 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Center
March 31 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
April 2 – Rapid City, SD – Don Barnett Arena
April 5 – Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
April 6 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
April 7 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
April 8 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
April 12 – Ladson, SC – 98 RockFest
April 13 – Orlando, FL – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday
April 14 – Tampa, FL – 98 RockFest
June 5 – London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
June 6 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
June 7 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock im Park
June 8 – Nurburg, Germany – Rock am Ring
June 10 – Madrid, Spain – Sala But
June 11 – Barcelona, Spain – La 2
June 13 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 14 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 15 – Antwerpen, Belgium – Zappa
June 16 – Leicestershire, UK – Download Festival UK
July 18 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
July 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
July 23 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
July 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 28 – West Pam Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 31 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 2 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 3 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 9 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre
August 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 13 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
August 17 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 20 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
August 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
August 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
August 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 2 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 4 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

About Underoath:
Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for On My Teeth and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned On My Teeth Rapture, Wake Me, and the Top 15 active rock single ihateit, which have cumulatively tallied over 16 million streams in a few months' time. Underoath will spend the spring playing arenas with Breaking Benjamin.

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LAILA BIALI TAKES JUNO WEEK BY STORM!

NOMINATED FOR TWO JUNO AWARDS IN THE
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR CATEGORY FOR HER
2018 SELF-TITLED RELEASE AND VOCAL WORK ON
JODI PROZNICK’S ALBUM SUN SONGS

HOSTING AND PERFORMING AT
CBC MUSIC’S JUNOFEST JAZZ SHOWCASE

PERFORMING AT THE JUNO SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE
AND PLAYLIST LIVE

Toronto, ON – March 12, 2019 – A big week is in store for acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist, Laila Biali! Not only is she up for two 2019 JUNO Awards – both in the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year category; for her stunning 2018 self-titled release, and her vocal work on Jodi Proznick’s album, Sun Songs – but she will be taking to stages across London, ON to help celebrate the best in Canadian music throughout the awards weekend. 

On Friday, March 15th the CBC Music Saturday Night Jazz host will kick off the festivities, wearing two hats, as she hosts and performs at the JUNOfest Jazz Showcase. Sunday, March 17th will see Laila come together with some of the most talented Canadian singer-songwriters, to share songs and stories on stage at the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, and later that night, she will take to the stage for the award-show after-party, Playlist Live, a one-of-a-kind live concert event that crosses cultural lines and features diversity in music. Full details about all of these events can be found below.

“Artists produce work because it is what they feel called to do,” comments Laila. “There is an inner drive to create and share something that comes from deep within. You hope that it will have an impact on people when they experience it – that is the primary motivation and reward. But when an artist is also recognized by his or her peers with something as significant as a JUNO nomination – that is great source of encouragement, and an honour. I couldn't be more thrilled!”

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording, Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s Best Albums of the Year list for her follow-up Live in Concert. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring a star-studded lineup, including the vocalist Lisa Fischer, who is featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom. In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. Her latest project, a self-titled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition. While she continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, Laila’s unique genre-bending sound is what sets her apart, as she "masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy.” (Washington Post)

LAILA BIALI @ THE JUNOS

Friday, March 15
JUNOfest Jazz Showcase
Presented by CBC Music
8:00pm – 11:30pm
McManus Stage at Grand Theatre
18+

Sunday, March 17
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Centennial Hall
All ages

Playlist Live
10:30pm
London Music Hall
19+

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

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AUGUST BURNS RED TO MARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONSTELLATIONS ALBUM WITH A WORLD TOUR

Toronto, ON – March 11, 2019 – Two-time Grammy nominees, August Burns Red, announce their 2019 World Tour, commemorating the release of their colossal third album, Constellations, 10 years ago. The tour includes Canadian dates with stops in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. See full list of dates below.

I’ve never been this excited to announce a tour before,” says guitarist, JB Brubaker. “It is a great pleasure to be bringing everyone our 10-Years of Constellations world tour. Constellations is our best selling album and has been very important to each of us in ABR. We are so excited to perform the entire album on tour over the second half of 2019!  See you soon!

August Burns Red recently toured the UK and Europe for The European Phantom Anthem tour, alongside Fearless Records mates Wage War and Betraying The Martyr. They also released their Phantom Sessions EP on February 8, featuring their cover of The Legend Of Zelda.

TOUR DATES:
June 20 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
June 21 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
June 23 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
June 25 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

June 26 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
June 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
June 28 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
July 1 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
July 3 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
July 5 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
July 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
July 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
July 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
July 10 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
July 11 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

July 12 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
July 13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
July 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland
July 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
July 17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
July 19 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 20 – Mountain View, CA – Vans Warped Tour
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
July 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
July 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 27 – Austin, TX – Emos East
July 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
July 31 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
August 1 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
August 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 3 – Nashville, TN – Marathon
August 4 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 6 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
August 7 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
August 8 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
August 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
August 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
August 11 – New York City, NY – Playstation Theater
October 11 – Melbourne, AU – 170 Russell
October 12 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
October 13 – Newcastle, AU – Cambridge Hotel
October 14 – Bisbane, AU – The Triffid
October 16 – Perth, AU – Capitol
October 17 – Adelaide, AU – Lions Art Factory
October 20 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
November 19 – Antwerp Trix, BE
November 20 – Hamburg Gruenspan, GE
November 21 – Berlin Columbiatheater, GE
November 22 – Dresden Reithalle, GE
November 23 – Budapest Durer Kurt, HU
November 24 – Vienna Flex, AT
November 26 – Lyon Ninkasi Kao, FR
November 27 – Paris Le Trabendo, FR
November 28 – Leeds Beckett Students Union, UK
November 29 – Bristol SWX, UK
November 30 – London Electric Ballroom, UK
December 1 – Stuttgart LKA-Longhorn, UK
December 2 – Zurich Dynamo, CH
December 4 – Munich Backstage Werk, GE
December 5 – Cologne Essigfabrik, GE
December 6 – Frankfurt Batschkapp, GE
December 7 – Amsterdam Melkweg, NL

August Burns Red Are:
Jake Luhrs — Lead Vocals
John "JB" Brubaker — Lead Guitar
Brent Rambler — Rhythm Guitar
Matt Greiner — Drums
 Dustin Davidson — Bass

www.augustburnsred.com

ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That's been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it's quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet-JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]-into a double GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. Their journey began back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Matt's family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs.

When it came time to record their seventh full-length Phantom Anthem [Fearless Records] with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, the game didn't change. The musicians put their heads down and rallied around the same shared goal, uncorking a barrage of infectious intensity, the boys augmented and amplified the touchstones of their signature style on Phantom Anthem. The musical equivalent of a clenched fist haymaker, the grooves hit harder, the hooks blaze brighter, and the instrumentation ignites even more intricacy.

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HAVIAH MIGHTY CELEBRATES IN WOMEN COLOUR WITH NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

WATCH VIDEO FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR HERE

ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL
WITH SHOWS AT JUNOFEST 2019
TREEFORT MUSIC FEST AND OSHAWA MUSIC WEEK

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Prolific Toronto-based artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, delivers bold prose with strong sentiments today, as she shares the video for her new single, In Women Colour. The song arrives in alignment with International Women’s Day. Watch the video here.

In Women Colour was written and produced 100% by women; Haviah Mighty and fellow Toronto artist, Obuxum. The video was co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, and assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto.

Inspired by a traumatic experience as a young girl, Haviah writes a reflective piece on the mental transition many black women will face. Part of that transition is realizing their differences, making boys/men/other women uncomfortable, leading them on their own journey of self-worth to better understanding who they are. Haviah touches upon her personal experiences with judgment around her appearance, reflecting on black pride, saying, “They used to say I’m too loud but that’s cool now, love my skin, always been proud, guess that’s in now. They used to say I’m too black with that crude rap and I courier the boom bap over new trap.” To exploring power divides, referencing a Grade 7 interaction where she was beat up by a male schoolmate while playing basketball with ‘the boys.’

She expresses the support system she desires for black, marginalized individuals, emphasizing the obvious outcry for black people to be recognized for more than their contribution to hip hop. Haviah speaks of finding that inner confidence for those unique individuals who will have to face ignorance, championing for anyone who has ever been left out. In Women Colour is an anthem for the underdog. 
 

Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at JUNOFest in London, Ontario next weekend on March 15, followed by two shows in Boise, Idaho at Treefort Music Fest, and a stop at Oshawa Music Week in April.  See below for a complete list of dates.

 

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

 

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

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

Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.

Buy/stream In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour

TOUR DATES
March 15 - London, ON - JUNOFest 2019 - Rum Runners
March 15 - London, ON - Dundas Place - Fanshawe Live Stage

March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room

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www.haviahmighty.com 

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TOURIST COMPANY SHARE POWERFUL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CONFLICTED/RESTRICTED

PREMIERES TODAY ON EXCLAIM.CA

PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON MARCH 22
AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, share the powerful and heart-wrenching music video for their new single, Conflicted/Restricted. Premiering today with Exclaim.ca, the video follows a group of teenage boys through a series of events that will lead to a life-changing night. Watch the video here.

The video for Conflicted/Restricted was directed by Farhad Ghaderi and explores the idea of the inevitability of disaster – questioning whether tragedies are inevitable or not, and playing with the ambiguity of what seems to be a naïve and dangerous game between boys. Personally, I wanted to explore themes like toxic masculinity, and gun violence, and root them in within the social behaviours of teens in suburban North America,” comments Farhad. “The idea for this video is based on true events that happened to people I know on Vancouver Island. I believe it’s important to make art that pushes us to deal with real life situations that affect us. What leads to such a devastating event. Is it society? The way we educate our youth? Antiquated policy? A series of random events?”

“We wrote this song is about the tension of recognizing an impending disaster and being powerless to escape it,” the band reflects. “We shouldn’t have been surprised when this story became the narrative for the music video. Farhad's ability to convey emotion brought the meaning behind Conflicted/Restricted to the screen in a way that is tangible. When we watched the final video cut for the first time that tension was thick. Every decision we make and every second we live leads up to a moment when our lives can shift on an instant. So much of life is beyond our control and it’s easy to take things for granted.

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

Tourist Company will release a new album later this year, with details to come soon.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 22 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern (w/Long Range Hustle)

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DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.touristcompany.ca

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TYLER RAMSEY SHARES HAUNTING NEW TRACK FIREWOOD VIA BILLBOARD

FORMER BAND OF HORSES GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER RELEASES 2ND TRACK FROM HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
SOLO ALBUM FOR THE MORNING DUE APRIL 5

FEATURED ON NPR MUSIC’S LIST OF
 CAN’T MISS SXSW SHOWS

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, Billboard premieres Firewood, a haunting, evocative new track from Tyler Ramsey’s highly anticipated upcoming solo album, For The Morning out April 5th on Fantasy Records. Of the track, Billboard says, "Firewood – with its ringing acoustic guitars, spare arrangement and elegiac melody - shows off the spirit of musical adventure.” Listen to Firewood and read the interview here. Ramsey, the former guitarist and co-writer of the acclaimed indie outfit Band of Horses, previously shared the album’s gorgeous first track, A Dream of Home.  Pre-order For The Morning here and watch the album trailer here.

Ramsey is getting ready to make several high-profile appearances next week during the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.  The sets include his official showcase Tuesday, March 12th at The Continental Club, the Fantasy/Rounder Records Day Party at Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival on Wednesday, March 13th and a special performance at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion in Spicewood, TX on Thursday, March 14th. See full itinerary below. This week, among thousands of SXSW entries, NPR Music chose Ramsey as one of their can’t miss acts, read about it here, The Austin 100 .  

Following SXSW, Ramsey and his top-flight band will hit the road for headlining dates throughout the South and East Coast and additional solo dates with Strand of Oaks before heading to the UK and Europe. For tickets and more information please visit www.tylerramsey.com. Just recently, he finished a run of uniquely intimate and collaborative shows throughout the Midwest with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel. Watch Ramsey and Broemel perform A Dream of Home from their Paste Magazine/Daytrotter session here.

For The Morning, Tyler Ramsey’s exquisite new album, was inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, N.C.  Using his inventive, dexterous fret work, radiant acoustic piano; affecting pedal steel and disarming vocals, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American music all his own. 

For The Morning Tracklist:
1. Your Whole Life
2. A Dream Of Home
3. White Coat
4. Breaking A Heart
5. The Bottom Of The Sea
6. Darkest Clouds
7. Firewood
8. Cheap Summer Dress
9. Evening Country
10. For The Morning

Tyler Ramsey @ SXSW:
March 12: 7 pm Buddy Holly Bash @ Austin City Lofts + 9 pm
Official Showcase @ Continental Club
March 13: 2 pm Fantasy/Rounder Day Part @ Lucy’s Fried Chicken Revival + 7 pm @ Hotel Van Zandt
March 14: Time TBD Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion @ Spicewood, TX.
March 15: 4 pm @ WMOT Live Broadcast
March 16: 6:30 pm From The Hills With Love @ Dripping Springs, TX.

TOUR DATES:
March 10 - Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
March 19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
March 21 – Hendershots Coffee – Athens, GA
March 22 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
March 23 – WOOFstock – Charleston, SC
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 22 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
April 23 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June 13-16 - Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
June15 – Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
^ with Strand of Oaks

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www.tylerramsey.com

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DONNA GRANTIS DEBUTS MR MAJESTIC

FORTHCOMING ALBUM DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
OUT MARCH 22 VIA EONE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28
AT DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none.” Prince

“Lead guitarist Donna Grantis is stupendously gifted – trading licks and lead solos with Prince with an air of utter confidence and impunity.”Drowned in Sound

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Acclaimed Toronto-born guitarist, Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, has released a new track, MR MAJESTIC—share/listen here. The track is off her forthcoming debut solo album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, out March 22 via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-order or pre-save the album here.

In support of the record, Grantis is set to play an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club. Info and tickets here.

Grantis recently released title track, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which premiered at Billboard. Of the song and the record, Grantis says, “DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE reflects a whirlwind of emotions translated into instrumental, sonically experimental, compositions. From meditative explorations to rock-riff infused improvised jams, the album and its title track were heavily inspired by my musical and life experiences over the past few years, in particular, the life-changing adventure of joining Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL through to the birth of my first child.”

In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, TRASHFORMER, and VIOLETTA in collaboration with guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records. You can download, stream and purchase the tracks here

The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader—writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene—fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TRACKLIST:

  1. MR MAJESTIC
  2. DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
  3. VIOLETTA (Feat. Mike McCready)
  4. TRASHFORMER (Feat. Mike McCready)
  5. LIONESS
  6. ELEKTROMAGNETIC
  7. MASTER MANIFESTER
  8. ELSA

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www.donnagrantis.com

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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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YES WE MYSTIC SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG YOUNG EVIL

SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TEN SEATED FIGURES
OUT APRIL 19 VIA DEVILDUCK RECORDS

ANNOUNCE ‘IMPOSSIBLE SHOWS’
SET TO PLAY IN WINNIPEG AND SASKATOON SIMULTANEOUSLY

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Following the announcement of their sophomore full-length release, Ten Seated Figures (out April 19 via DevilDuck Records), Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings, Yes We Mystic, are thrilled to share the sly, panic-soaked music video for the album's second single, Young Evil. Premiering today on Exclaim.ca, the video features a bizarre contemporary dance performed by the band's lead singer/producer Adam Fuhr. Have a look here. Ahead of the album release, Yes We Mystic has also announced that they will be performing in two cities at the same time. The shows will take place on March 12th at 9:00 p.m. in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. The band has not yet discussed how they will achieve this feat.

The video for Young Evil is about a man who, subjected to the sound of terrible music, is compelled to dance and cannot stop. Fuhr practiced the contemporary dance for over three months, coached by award-winning choreographer, Ella Steele (sister of Keegan Steele, the band's co-lead). A subversion of the classic 'dance video', wherein after some success the lead singer finds themselves – at the behest of some studio executive – learning some slick choreographed moves, Yes We Mystic took it into their own hands to do just that, except in a way that is unique to their unconventional sensibilities. It serves as both a piece of a grander puzzle and a rumination on what it means to be making music today. The video stars the same ten people who inhabit the album cover of Ten Seated Figures.

"The video is uncomfortable." says Fuhr. "It's not meant to make you marvel at how 'cool' it's subjects are. I think you hear 'dance video' and think of something meant to make us look hot – this is not that. This is more self-deprecating."

As a song, Young Evil is disorienting and perturbed, marching slowly towards an unforgettable climax. Lyrically, it tells the story of Evel Knievel. "Before Evel Knievel came into the persona he is universally known for, a biopic came out about his life," explains Keegan Steele, the band's co-lead and lyricist. "The film took many factual liberties, having the actor playing him say things he never really said and act in a way he never really had. Evel watched this biopic, loved it, and started incorporating the way he was portrayed into his everyday life. This in turn created the actual persona he is known for."

Ten Seated Figures is a concept album about the lies, misrememberings, and false memories that shape who we are. It is bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are mangled and unidentifiable, created by manipulating the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
3.12 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern / Winnipeg, MB - Forth Projects

5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub

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yeswemystic.com

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THE STRUMBELLAS RELEASE NEW TRACK RUNNING SCARED (DESERT SONG)

NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE OUT MARCH 29th

ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE

TICKETS TO JULY 6th CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, The Strumbellas release their new track, Running Scared (Desert Song). This the is second release from the band’s fourth album, Rattlesnake, which is due out on March 29th in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records. The band’s current single, Salvation, cracked the top 10 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada and has surpassed 3 million streams worldwide. Listen to Running Scared (Desert Song) here and watch the lyric video here. Rattlesnake is available to pre-order now.

Running Scared (Desert Song), an energetic breezy dust up with catchy anthemic hooks, was a favourite of the band to record.  “Running Scared is actually the song that inspired the artwork for the album. We love playing it because it makes us feel like we’re in the middle of the desert,” says Simon Ward. “This is one of the songs that came together the fastest and the studio was fun because we got to experiment with lots of weird instruments”. 

In the lead up to their album release the band will play SXSW next week, including headlining Kobalt AWAL’s showcase at Antone’s on Wednesday night. Their spring headline tour kicks off May 1st in Boston, MA at House of Blues. On July 6th, the band will perform at The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, ON, presented by MRG Concerts. Tickets for the concert are on sale now. Full tour dates can be found below.

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass). In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset the band received critical praise from the press, "The Strumbellas have perfected a story arc that's summed up in the title of their new album Hope,” wrote The New York Times and “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 12: 10:15pm - Telefilm/HUB showcase @ Canada House at Bungalow (SXSW)
March 13: 3:30pm - Paradigm presents @ The Mohawk (SXSW)
March 13 11:00pm - AWAL Showcase @ Antones (SXSW)
March 14: 11:40am - Austin City Limits SXSW "Bloody Mary Morning" @ GSD&M Courtyard (SXSW)
March 17: Cologne, DE @ Studio 672 
March 18: Berlin, DE @ Privatclub 
March 19: Hamburg, DE @ Molotow 
March 21: Amsterdam, NL @ Het Zonnehuis  
March 23: Paris, FR @ Les Etoiles Theatre 
March 25: London, UK @ Bush Hall 
May 1: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 2: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 4: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 6: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
May 8: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 10: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
May 11: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
May 13: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
May 14: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 16: Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 18: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
May 19: San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
May 21: Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 22: Seattle, WA – Neptune
June 3: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre 
June 4: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
June 6: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
June 7: Minneapolis, NM – Fine Line Music Cafe
June 8: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
June 10: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
June 12: St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
June 14: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
July 6: Hamilton, ON @ The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens (w/ Dan Mangan, Donovan Woods, and Dizzy)
August 11: Sofingen, Switzerland @ Heitere Open Air 

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www.thestrumbellas.ca

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CAT CLYDE RELEASES NEW SINGLE ANYMORE

PREMIERES VIA CANADIAN MUSICIAN TODAY

ON TOUR NOW WITH J.S. ONDARA


PERFORMING AT TORONTO’S DRAKE HOTEL ON MARCH 26

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
Cat Clyde continues to make waves, as she prepares to launch a new album this year. Today, she releases her second single of 2019 – Anymore – premiering via Canadian Musician. Listen to the track here.

“We recorded this tune live off the floor, before the take I told the guitar player to play like everyone he ever knew was dead, and he nailed it,” Cat says of the production process.

Anymore follows  All The Black, a deep, soulful track, with a stunning video you can watch here.

Since the release of her 2017 debut album, Ivory Castanets, Cat has been on a roll. She wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, shared the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez (of acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman), rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves, and her first headline run across Canada. Cat just wrapped a tour with Toronto band, Wild Rivers, stopping in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and London. She hits the road with J.S. Ondara this month, and returns to Toronto on Tuesday, March 26 for a show at The Drake Hotel. See below for a complete list of dates.  

Ivory Castanets was released via Cinematic Music Group on May 5, 2017. Highlight track, Chimes In The Night, premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track, Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms to reach over 9 million streams, along with Like A Wave, The Meadow, and Move Along, which was featured as a Magnificent 7 track for its premiere on  CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show. Check out Cat’s live performance of The Meadow at the Calgary Stampede City Sessions here.

Cat is making waves in the music scene with her unique sound, blending contemporary and classic elements and a vast array of influences. Her music peaked at 340.6K + monthly listeners on Spotify, with tracks featured on 96,000 Spotify playlists worldwide including: Fresh Folk, Spotify's Indie All Stars, Vintage Vibes, Women of Fresh Finds, Roots Rising, Relax & Unwind, Infinite Indie Folk, and Cool Hunting. 

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

Stay tuned for more from Cat in 2019 and be sure to catch her on tour this winter.

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

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

TOUR DATES
March 13 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
March 19 –Songbyrd Music House – Washington, DC
March 21 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY
March 22 – World Café Live – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA
March 23 – Red Room Café 939 – Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
March 24 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
March 26 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
March 28 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
March 29 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MS
March 31 – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
April 2 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
April 3 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
April 5 – Columbia City Theater – Seattle, WA
April 6 – The Old Church Concert Hall – Portland, OR
April 8 – Café du Nord – San Francisco, CA
April 9 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
April 10 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

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www.catclydemusic.com

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AVATAR ANNOUNCES LIVE ALBUM TITLED THE KING LIVE IN PARIS

BLOODY ANGEL (LIVE IN PARIS 2018) STREAMING NOW

REVOLVER MAGAZINE PRESENTS AVATAR COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019 ON SALE NOW

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on March 8 in the Year of the King (2019). Avatar has announced a new live LP today title, The King Live In Paris recorded live at Download Festival 2018 held in Paris, France. The new release underscores fan favorites such as A Statue Of The King, Let It Burn, and Hail The Apocalypse

"Looking back at all that's happened and what's still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album," says frontman Johannes Eckerström. 

"In the past, I've found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn't exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result."

Avatar will release The King Live In Paris on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-orders are available today with Bloody Angel serving as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive Bloody Angel as an immediate download.

As the band wraps up a mostly sold out European trek, Avatar also announced their return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later. 

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

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

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

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career. I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

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

Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country last year via Entertainment One. The LP debuted at #2 Indie, #4 Hard Music, #8 Rock, and #25 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Critics praised the release as well. NEW NOISE MAGAZINE said Avatar Country was "the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively powerful."

LOUDWIRE called the opening track, Glory To Our King, sounds like "it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album." And finally, METAL INJECTION called Avatar Country "a wonderful ride.”

TRACKLIST:

  1. Intro
  2. Statue Of The King
  3. Let It Burn
  4. Paint Me Red
  5. Bloody Angel
  6. For The Swarm
  7. Tower
  8. The Eagle Has Landed
  9. Smells Like A Freakshow
  10. Avatar Country
  11. Hail The Apocalypse

TOUR DATES:
3-May - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
19-May - Portland, ME - Aura
21-May - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
25-May - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace
3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo
8-Jun - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand
9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
10-Jun - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
15-Jun - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
5 - July - Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Festival
6 - July - Barcelona, ES - Rockfest
18 - July - Laukaa, FL - John Smith Festival
19 - July - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metal Festival
20- July - Gävle, SE - Gefle Metal Festival
26 - July - Ternopil, UR - Faine Misto
1 - August - Kostrzyn nad Odrą, PL - POLandROCK
3- August - Wacken, GR - Wacken Open Air
9 - August - Villena, ES - Legends del Rock Festival XIV
10 - August - Kortrijk, BL - Alcatraz Metal Festival
15 - August - Dinkelsbuehl, DE - Summer Breeze
16 - August - Moravsky Krumlov, CZ - Rock Heart Festival
17 - August - Hamburg, DE - Elb-Riot
18 - August - Brittany, FR - Motocultur

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT RELEASE NEW SONG CAROUSEL

BAND PERFORMING AT DOWNLOAD AUSTRALIA THIS WEEKEND

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
Australia's, Eat Your Heart Out, have released the brand new track, Carousel. Listen here.

The song was produced by Zach Tuch and co-written by Patrick Miranda of Movements. It's the perfect execution of the band's potent and patented blend of pop, punk, grunge, and rock, all the while delivering an impactful and weighty lyrical sentiment. It's truly a taste of what's come on the band's next effort for Fearless Records.

“Carousel is about the constant cycle of thoughts in your head that go back and forth between doubting yourself and believing that you aren't good enough, and then having a moment of clarity when you know you’re being irrational," the band said, offering insight into the song. "A lot of it comes from the idea of 'imposter syndrome,' which a lot of people, especially women, experience at some point, where you can't acknowledge your own achievements properly and believe that you are undeserving, and there's a constant fear that it will all unravel and you'll be exposed."

Eat Your Heart Out will be performing at Download in their native Australia this coming weekend.

ABOUT EAT YOUR HEART OUT:
Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Eat Your Heart Out—Caitlin Henry [vocals], Andrew Anderson [guitar], Will Moore [guitar], Dom Cant [bass], and Jake Cronin [drums]— carry on the tradition of Australia’s impressive history of musical outliers from Nick Cave and Silverchair to The Amity Affliction and Parkway Drive, but they do so unequivocally on their own terms. The groups grunge-y pastiche of emo energy, punk power, and pop palatability immediately ignited excitement around the world upon their emergence in 2012. Along the way, the quartet released two EPs, Distance Between Us (2015) and Carried Away (2017), inked a deal with Fearless Records, and have supported artists such as Trophy Eyes, Hands Like Houses, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, and many others. Everything paved way for the group's 2017 EP, Mind Games [Fearless Records], which shows the band aren't afraid to open up. Their lyrical honesty ensures that the message resonates loudly in the end. 

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SWITCHFOOT RELEASES POWERFUL NATIVE TONGUE LIVE MUSIC VIDEO

CURRENTLY HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH COLONY HOUSE AND TYSON MOTSENBOCKER  WITH SHOW IN VANCOUVER APIL 13

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Switchfoot, shared a blistering new live video for Native Tongue, via Alternative Revolt and YouTube Premiere. The live performance clip, produced by Switchfoot and directed by Erick Frost, was shot at Atlanta's historic Tabernacle, and captures the quintet's signature high-energy performance and passionate connection with their fans. 


"We love Atlanta and we love the Tabernacle. Such an amazing venue with an incredible crowd. The room was electric, and the video captures the energy. This song speaks to our times: we are a house divided. Yet underneath the language of fear or hatred, love is our native tongue. To see a roomful of people set aside their differences to sing one song together is a powerful moment," expressed Frontman Jon Foreman. 

According to Atlanta reviewers: "Every song demanded the audience participate whether it was through singing back to the band, clapping, or dancing as best they could on the packed GA floor (Everett Zuraw, 9 to 5 Magazine)" while several fans were "in tears at the sheer joy of the performance and seeing Jon back on stage with the band (Matt Delaney, Imprint Entertainment)."

The Native Tongue Tour coincides with the release of Switchfoot's chart-topping, critically-acclaimed album, Native Tongue, via Fantasy Records. Switchfoot launched the North American leg of the tour, which features support acts, Tyson Motsenbocker and Colony House, with sold-out shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Throughout the tour, Switchfoot is partnering with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, to raise money for programs that help communities in 17 countries around the world move from extreme poverty to self-sustainability. To watch the exclusive announcement which premiered on Parade.com, click HERE

Get Native Tongue HERE | Watch the Native Tongue album trailer HERE

Stellar reviews for the Native Tongue Tour:

“SWITCHFOOT took the stage amid a frenzy of applause. Opening with heavy hitters from their new album like “Native Tongue” and “Voices,” the five-piece rock outfit displayed a dazzling array of genre-bending.”
- Ricky Olmos, Local Spins 

“Everyone danced and cheered as frontman, Jon Foreman, stepped into the audience. He took the hands of fans to help support him as he stepped over the rows of wooden seats and stood on the arm rails, never missing a single lyric.”
- Veronica Varos, Music Existence 

“About halfway through the set, the band surrounded a single microphone to play a few stripped-back tunes right in front of the stage. The crowd was in awe and you could hear a pin drop.”
- Steffi Wegewitz, Stitched Sound

“Numerous times throughout the evening, Jon jumped off of the stage into the crowd to sing with the audience and break the barrier between performer and audience.”
- Emily Vitek, DC Music Review

NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:

March 8 - Park West - Chicago, Illinois

March 9 - Park West - Chicago, Illinois

March 10 - The Sylvee - Madison, Wisconsin

March 14 - Club Brady - Tulsa, Oklahoma

March 15 - House of Blues - Dallas, Texas

March 16 - House of Blues - Houston, Texas

March 18 - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, Texas

March 19 - Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, Texas

March 21 - Iron City - Birmingham, Alabama

March 22 - The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Florida

March 23 - House of Blues - Orlando, Florida

March 24 - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 27 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 28 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Nebraska

March 29 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Missouri

March 30 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado

March 31 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah

April 3 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona

April 4 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, Arizona

April 5 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California

April 6 - Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California

April 7 - Warfield Theater - San Francisco, California

April 9 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon

April 10 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon

April 11 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington

April 12 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington

April 13 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:
Switchfoot has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016).  Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band's documentary of the same name. Along the way, Switchfoot established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including Meant to Live, Dare You to Move, Stars and Mess of Me. Beyond their career achievements, Switchfoot has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, California They've also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. Switchfoot’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.  

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GESAFFELSTEIN HYPERION OUT NOW

ALBUM FEATURES HAIM, ELECTRIC YOUTH, THE WEEKND AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Toronto, ON – March 8, 2019 –
Today, Gesaffelstein has released his sophomore album Hyperion via Columbia Records. The album includes notable collaborations with HAIM (So Bad) and The Hacker & Electric Youth (Forever) as well as previously released tracks Blast Off featuring Pharrell Williams and Lost in the Fire featuring The Weeknd. Listen to Hyperion here.

Gesaffelstein will perform live at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA in April and at New York’s Governor’s Ball in May.

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SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE

SET FOR RELEASE IN MAY

ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE
WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE
AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2019 – Today, award-winning hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, are thrilled to announce the May release of their new full-length album, Trapline. The album brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.

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

"A trapline is a permanent imprint on the land that has been sustained through time by our ancestors, who then passed this responsibility on to us,” the band explain. “While we are only here for a short time, we each have our roles and responsibilities to uphold. Our territories, laws, and customs will never change, but if our physical existence is too damaging to our lands and waters, then we are both failing our ancestors and setting our descendants up for failure. Trapline is a reminder that the lands we come from bring with them responsibilities that were passed down from our ancestors to preserve our territories for future generations. We're bringing a refreshing energy and a brand new futuristic sound to our next highly anticipated album. Trapline features a diverse range of like-minded artists with important messages that stem from different perspectives on affecting positive change."

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

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

Stay tuned for more new music and details from Trapline coming soon!

TOUR DATES:
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - TBA - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC

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TRE MISSION SHARES VIDEO FOR YOU CAN HAVE

PREMIERES VIA A.SIDE

TRE FEATURED ON FLOW 93.5’S
MADE IN TORONTO TAKEOVER TODAY

NEW ALBUM ORPHAN BLACK
DUE THIS YEAR VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

Toronto, ON – March 6, 2019 – Toronto/UK JUNO-nominated grime veteran, Tre Mission, is back to share You Can Have. The video premiered via A.Side today, and is the second single from his forthcoming album, Orphan Black, due out later this year via Last Gang Records. It’s fitting that the track drops on Toronto’s 185th birthday, as the video was filmed in the Don Mills/Victoria Park area of Toronto, where Tre grew up, and directed/ produced by Earth Blood Studios. In addition, Tre stopped by Flow 93.5 this morning for their annual Made In Toronto takeover to share the track, and what he has in the works. Watch You Can Have here, and stream the track via all DSPs.

Orphan Black is Tre’s follow up to his recent Bare Selection-released instrumental project, Bare Selection 001, and his first full-length release since 2014’s Stigmata and Tizzy Gang collaboration (alongside Merky ACE and Cadell), Opps Next Door (2017). His debut album, Stigmata, was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2015 JUNO Awards, and featured Wiley, JME, Skepta, Merky Ace, Saukrates, Andreena Mill and k-os. Tre is the founding member of Tizzy Gang – a grime collective of London based artists and producers, featuring Merky Ace, Cadell, Vic Santoro and Nasty Jack.

In 2013, Tre jumped onto the grime scene with his critically acclaimed mixtape, Malmaison, and since then, has been a prolific producer and artist that has garnered an expansive following and musical repertoire, from his homebase in Toronto and across the pond in the UK. Tre has opened for the likes of Kenrick Lamar, J.Cole, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Badass, Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada, Tinie Tempah and Skepta, amongst others, and was the opening act on Wiley’s headlining Elusive Tour in 2011.

Orphan Black is a bold comeback for Tre, through its songwriting, production, collaborations and thoughtful approach. Stay tuned for more sounds and news on the way.

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Watch – You Can Have: youtu.be/wTp_UGCv2W0
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ST. LUCIA RELEASED THEIR COVER OF THE 1975’S TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME IN ADVANCE OF NEW EP

ANNOUNCED NORTH AMERICAN INTIMATE & ACOUSTIC TOUR WITH STOP IN TORONTO MAY 16

ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 EP OUT IN APRIL INCLUDES SONGS FROM THE BAND’S ENTIRE CATALOG

Toronto, ON – March 6, 2019 –
Yesterday, St. Lucia released a cover of The 1975’s TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME, a track from their forthcoming Acousic Vol. 1 EP. Listen at here. Acoustic Vol. 1 will be released in April via Columbia Records.

The 7-track EP will feature both songs from the band’s latest album Hyperion, as well as long-time fan favorites such as Elevate and All Eyes On You. The release will also include two new versions of Love Somebody, where Patti Beranek marks a milestone with her first vocal lead on a St. Lucia record, along with a Portuguese version of the track. See full track list below.

St. Lucia has also announced a unique North American tour, which will see the band playing in a special stripped-down setup in some of the smallest venues they’ve performed at in years. Fans will also have a chance to help the band choose each night’s setlist. The 13-show, Intimate And Acoustic tour, kicks off in Seattle, WA on May 7 and will stop in major markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston and more, before wrapping in New York City on May 22. Tickets are available via fan presale (password: acoustic2019) beginning March 6th at 10am local time, with general on sale to the public on March 8t at 10 am local time. See below for full routing.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Elevate
  2. TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME
  3. Love Somebody
  4. All Eyes on You
  5. Bigger
  6. Next to You
  7. Love Somebody (Em Português)

ST. LUCIA INTIMATE AND ACOUSTIC:

May 7 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 8 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 10   Oakland, CA – The New Parish
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
May 15 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 16 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
May 18 – Pittsburg, PA – Rex Theater
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry At The Fillmore
May 20 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
May 21 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
May 22 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza 

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ANDREW BIRD DEBUTS NEW SONG MANIFEST

PERFORMING AT OUTDOOR STAGE AT SXSW

SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS KICK OFF THIS WEEK IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK FORTHCOMING


MY FINEST WORK YET OUT MARCH 22 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 – Andrew Bird
unveils his new song, Manifest, today – listen/watch Bird and his band here. Of the song Bird says, “Manifest traces our evolution from single celled organisms to modern man—then takes it further, post-mortem, to when a plant or animal becomes a fossil fuel fracked from the ground and released into the atmosphere from combustion engines like ghosts. The after-life of energy.”

Bird is set to perform songs from the new album at this year’s SXSW, including a performance at the festival’s largest Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake on Saturday, March 16—full details here. Bird will also host a special episode of his Live From The Great Room series with special guests at The Line Hotel on Thursday, March 14, the first time the series will be performed in front of a live audience.

Manifest is the latest release from Bird’s forthcoming album, My Finest Work Yet, due March 22 on Loma Vista. Preorder the album here. The album is receiving early critical praise with NPR naming single, Sisyphus, one of the best of January, while the A.V. Club proclaims that Bird’s vocals are “expansive, so as to hold our collective anger and optimism.”

In celebration of the album release, Bird will perform a series of special, select shows at Largo in Los Angeles, Green Mill in Chicago and National Sawdust in New York. See below for the full details. 

My Finest Work Yet was recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Bird and band went for that Rudy Van Gelder jazz room sound where the instruments bleed in to all the mics in just the right way. Piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul feel while the lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. Bird was joined on the album by producer Paul Butler, Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on Archipelago.

The album also includes previous single, Bloodless, which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin).

Pre-Order My Finest Work Yet.
Stream/Purchase Manifest.

TOUR DATES:
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
March 14 – Austin, TX – The Line Hotel
March 16 – Austin, TX – Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
March 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
April 2 – Chicago, IL – Green Mill
April 3 – Chicago, IL – Green Mill
April 8 – New York, NY – National Sawdust
April 9 – New York, NY – National Sawdust    

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RHYE RELEASES LIVE AT MASSEY HALL FILM

AN INTIMATE LOOK AT THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OF RHYE’S SOLD OUT TORONTO PERFORMANCE

NOMINATED FOR TWO 2019 JUNO AWARDS:
INCLUDING ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
AND ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

FOR SOPHOMORE RECORD BLOOD

Toronto, ON — March 5, 2019 — Today, Rhye shares Rhye: Live At Massey Hall – a stunning, intimate look at lead, Michael Milosh, and his sold-out hometown show at the historic venue in Toronto on March 5, 2018. The live film celebrates one year since Rhye’s performance during a tour supporting acclaimed sophomore album, Blood, released on February 2, 2018 via Last Gang Records.  The album is nominated for two JUNO awards, including Alternative Album of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year. Watch the video here.

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

Rhye saw 2018 as a year of non-stop touring, including sold out headline performances at Massey Hall (Toronto), Corona Theatre (Montreal), Vogue Theatre (Vancouver), along with headline festival appearances at Hillside Festival, Westward Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Mile End Festival. Key performances at Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, Lowlands, Primavera, Pukkelpop, and more saw Rhye traverse to share the music with a global fanbase.

Last November, Rhye released the follow up, Blood Remixed, featuring 14 songs from Blood, as re-imagined by RY X, Moon Boots, Mano Le Tough, Poolside, Jacques Greene, Little Dragon, llangelo, amongst others. Rhye is currently working on new music, set for release in 2019.

Tune into the 2019 JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 17 to catch a live broadcast of the nominations, and listen to Blood below.

 

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BEAR’S DEN PREMIERES LEAD SINGLE LAUREL WREATH TODAY

ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

LAUNCHES ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES

EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 –
Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, premieres their lead single, Laurel Wreath, today. Listen/share the track here. “We’re hugely excited to be releasing Laurel Wreath into the world today. It’s a song about vulnerability and courage and the need for connection that runs through the whole album,” says Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar). The track is taken from their highly anticipated third album, So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records.

Last week, the band released an original podcast series featuring members, Davie and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar). The series, hosted by L.A.-based podcaster and the band’s former tour manger, Danny Carissimi, takes an intimate dive into their new record and includes in-depth conversations about each song, their recording process and what it’s like to release a record in 2019. The podcast’s episodes will air weekly leading up to the album’s release. Fans can listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the podcast here.

The group’s previously released songs, Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, are out now to critical praise – The Independent proclaims, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers, “…it is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.” Listen/share them here and here.

So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

Band members Davie and Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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MARK MORTON RELEASES VIDEO FOR TOP 10 TRACK CROSS OFF

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS ON MARCH 13 WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

DEBUT ALBUM ANESTHETIC OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has released the video for the Top 10 track, Cross Off, featuring Chester Bennington. Watch it here.

The Cross Off video, directed by Roboshobo, includes performance footage of Mark Morton with Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent (Trivium), who also performed on the recording of song.

“Anesthetic is finally out!   I’m excited for everybody to hear the whole thing.  We’ve gotten some great feedback in these first few days so thanks to everyone that’s checked it out already,” Morton says. “The guys are coming in this week to start rehearsals for the US tour with Light The Torch and Moontooth.  We’re all looking forward to bringing these songs to you live so come and get loud with us!  We are also premiering the video for Cross Off.   Thanks to Paulo Gregoletto and Alex Bent for being a part of the shoot.    Thanks for the continued support and I hope you enjoy the video and the album.”

Morton released the 10-track album, Anesthetic, on March 1 via WPP Records/Spinefarm. The record, produced by Josh Wilbur and executive produced by Jake Oni, sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Purchase it here, and listen to Spotify’s Metal Talk with Morton here.

The full track listing, complete with the list of guest artists, is below. The album was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders, Lamb of God. Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales, and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos, and Chris Brooks rounding out the band.

Morton will embark on a US co-headline tour with Light the Torch this spring. Moon Tooth will also appear. The live configuration of Morton’s band will include Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas) on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons of Texas) on bass, and Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague) on drums, plus additional special guest appearances along the way.

Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available now here.

Listen to the new song, Save Defiance (featuring vocalist, Myles Kennedy, of Alter Bridge and Slash). Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators fame, with Alice in Chains' Mike Inez on bass and Korn's Ray Luzier on drums. Listen here

Also, listen to The Truth Is Dead, featuring Randy Blythe and Alissa White-Gluz, here.

 

ANESTHETIC TRACK LISTING:

1. Cross Off (feat. Chester Bennington)

2. Sworn Apart (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)

3. Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)

4. The Never (feat. Chuck Billy + Jake Oni) 

5. Save Defiance (feat. Myles Kennedy)

 6. Blur (feat. Mark Morales)

 7. Back From The Dead (feat. Josh Todd)

 8. Reveal (feat. Naeemah Maddox)

9. Imaginary Days

10. The Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe + Alissa White-Gluz)

TOUR DATES:

March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA 

March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON 

March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC

March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY 

March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL 

March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA

March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

Buy/stream Anesthetic here

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www.markmortonmusic.com

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THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO SHARES NEW SINGLE IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS

NEW ALBUM THE OFFERING SET FOR RELEASE

MAY 24 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE                                                        

STREAM THE SONG HERE

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2019 – Celebrated Toronto artist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, shares his new single, It’s Not That Serious, today. The track is Thompson’s first sonic delivery of 2019, and will appear on Thompson’s forthcoming album, The Offering, set for release on May 24 via Entertainment One. Listen to the song here.

“It’s Not That Serious is this year’s mantra,” Thompson says of the track’s inspiration. “It’s not about getting caught up with ourselves and the things that won’t matter a year from today. How do we get out of our own way and move forward ‘cause ‘it’s not that serious.’ 

The Offering follows Thompson’s previous album, A New Standard, released on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One Music. The record was Thompson’s debut on the label, and sought to redefine the concept of the jazz standard, and included original takes on Radiohead, Bob Dylan and Laura Mvula tunes. It was recorded in a trio format, with Randall Hall on bass, and Jeff Halischuk on drums, marking a departure from the solo playing for which Thompson had become known. Buy and stream the album here.

A New Standard was received to critical acclaim, while Thompson was highlighted in The Whole Note as their April 2018 cover feature. He made his media rounds with an interview at CP24 Breakfast, CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air, Girth Radio’s Creative Imbalance podcast, and an in-depth feature with PRODUCT Toronto. In an exclusive interview and performance for CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition, Thompson delved into his career and philanthropy work with host, Michael Enright. Canadian Beats called it “a brilliant display of creativity, keen diversity and expert arranging.

The album’s release was the beginning of a busy year of touring, including sold out appearances at The Rex Hotel, the Poetry Jazz Cafe in Toronto and Artword Artbar in Hamilton. The end of the year saw the inclusion of the album on JazzFM’s Music Director’s Top 20 of 2018, landing at #6, among records by Kamasi Washington and John Scofield.

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Thompson Egbo-Egbo is a pianist with a gift for memorable but harmonically complex compositions that have at their core a deep, abiding groove. A rambunctious and free spirit was channeled in a creative direction with piano lessons at an inner-city music school. After graduating from high school, Egbo-Egbo earned a degree in Music from Humber College and studied electronic production and design at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

After college, Egbo-Egbo found performance work in the clubs and lounges of Toronto. An ever-popular performer, many solo engagements turned in to long-term residencies at venues like The Shangri-La Hotel & Jacob’s Steakhouse.  In 2014, Egbo-Egbo released Short Stories, a collection of original solo piano compositions inspired by his residency performances.

For The Offering, Egbo-Egbo has returned to the trio format. If A New Standard sought to change the conversation, The Offering seeks to create a new dialogue about what we expect from a jazz trio. Whereas A New Standard was recorded and then performed, many of the tracks on The Offering were written on stage, and put to tape after they’d been fleshed out live. This adds a presence and muscular tone to the album. The recording process itself was an attempt to capture the essence of the live experience - the element that has been attracting an ever-growing audience to the trio’s concerts.

With the exception, the Metheny penned, Question and Answer, and the traditional standard, Beautiful Love, the rest of the tunes are written by Egbo-Egbo or co-written with the trio.

Thompson Egbo-Egbo on Spotify: spoti.fi/2milLNE 
Purchase/stream A New Standard: smarturl.it/anewstandard

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www.egbo.ca

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AS IT IS HAVE RELEASED THE DENIAL: REIMAGINED EP

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF THE FOUR STAGES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2019 –
Today, As It Is have released Denial: Reimagined, the first of four EP’s, all to be released this year. In typical As It Is fashion, it's not just an acoustic album, but an elaborate and eclectic reinterpretation of their most ambitious record to date, produced by vocalist, Patty Walters.

The artwork for each EP (Denial, Anger, Bargaining and Acceptance) will represent a respective quarter of a larger piece of art, complete when all four artworks have been pieced together.

"We are so incredibly excited to announce that we have reimagined the entirety of our album The Great Depression," says vocalist Patty Walters. "We believe that reimagined songs can breathe new life and meaning into the lyrics, opening the door to find further truths within music. We hope that you enjoy this new, exciting, and immersive extension of The Great Depression."

TOUR DATES:
March 1 – Bath, Moles
March 2 – Bridgend, Hobos
March 4 – Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre
March 5 – Dublin, Green Room
March 7 – Liverpool, Arts Club Loft
March 8 – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
March 9 – Aberdeen, Tunnels
March 11 – Stoke, Sugarmill
March 12 – Colchester, Arts Centre
March 14 – Leicester, Academy 2
March 15 – Brighton, Concorde 2
March 28 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium
March 29 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie – Grande Salle
April 1 – Milan, Italy – Alkatraz
April 2 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
April 3 – Linz, Austria – Posthof – Zeitkultur am Hafen
April 4 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium Nagyhall
April 6 – Praha 8, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
April 7 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
April 8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt
April 9 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
April 11 – Erlangen, Germany – E-Werk
April 12 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW
April 13 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
April 15 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
April 16 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
April 17 – Brussels, Belgium - AB

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www.asitisofficial.com

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MALUMA RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO HP TODAY

WATCH VIDEO FOR HP HERE

FIRST SINGLE FROM MALUMA’S FOURTH ALBUM
11:11 SET FOR RELEASE THIS YEAR

 

Toronto, ON – March 1, 2019 – Global Latin music idol, MALUMA, releases his highly anticipated new single, HP, along with its official video today. Download and/or listen to the song here, and watch the video here.

MTV will premiere the video on its giant screen in the middle of Times Square in New York today at noon. Both MTVU and MTV Live will heavily rotate the video that is entirely in Spanish. Spotify is also promoting the new song on its Times Square billboard, as well.

The fun and provocative video that was filmed in Miami's Wynwood area by director, Nuno Gomes, incorporates elements of animation and is an explosion of colour and energy, as well as an invitation to go out, dance and enjoy oneself with a vengeance, just as the track says. HP is about a woman who goes out with the intention of having a blast and getting over a cheating boyfriend. The video includes the participation of Israeli supermodel, Neta Alchimister.

Produced by MadMusick and Edgar Barrera, HP is the first track off Maluma's fourth album, 11:11 to be released later this year.

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. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker, Maluma, from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister.

The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 5.1 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 39.5 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 18 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award.

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

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

Buy/stream HP: smarturl.it/MalumaxHP

Buy/stream F.A.M.E.: smarturl.it/MalumaFame

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www.maluma.online 

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I PREVAIL RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM TRAUMA TO BE RELEASED MARCH 29 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

BAND SHARES NEW SONGS
BOW DOWN AND BREAKING DOWN

 

ON THE HEELS OF NEARLY HALF-A-BILLION STREAMS

Toronto, ON – February 27, 2019 – After generating nearly half-a-billion streams, going gold in the US, in a climate where that achievement is becoming more and more rare, and launching a two-year whirlwind of sold out shows, Detroit's I Prevail return with their second full-length and one of the year's most anticipated releases with Trauma. The album will be released through Fearless Records on March 29, 2019. Pre-order it here in physical and digital formats.

Trauma represents a victorious moment in the wake of a series of trials and tribulations endured by the Michigan quartet Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [lead guitar], and Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar]. Even as they catapulted towards mainstream notoriety with 2016's breakout, Lifelines, they faced unforeseen and unbelievable hardship that might've broken any other band.
 
Burkheiser dealt with a debilitating and shocking vocal injury that jeopardized his future as a singer. He made it through, but dealt with the aftershocks of stress and anxiety. Mired in thoughts of potentially leaving the band, he made a choice. He got together with his band brothers in 2018, and they decided to craft the record they wanted to hear without outside input. Joined by producer, Tyler Smith [Falling In Reverse], they emerged from 10 months in the studio with Trauma.

Now, the album represents a realization of their full potential. I Prevail elevate rock by making it unpredictable again, leaping from moments of metal, alternative, electronic, and hip-hop. This unpredictability powers the heavy and hard-hitting new single, Bow Down. Watch the video here.


Additionally, they unveiled an accompanying single, Breaking Down, which pairs glitchy flourishes with a hypnotic and heartfelt vocal performance and impactful refrain. Watch the video here

 
With an equally melodic, magnetic, and momentous offering, I Prevail triumph on Trauma. Smarter, slicker, and soaring towards stardom, rock music gets the band it needs to carry it to the forefront of culture again: I Prevail.

ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma [Fearless Records]. If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock's evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams, and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering, Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles, Breaking Down, and Bow Down. Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.

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www.iprevailband.com

 

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WILD RIVERS PREMIERE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MOVING TARGET VIA EARMILK

BAND KICKED OFF CANADIAN LEG OF THEIR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

ANNOUNCES NEW WESTERN CANADA TOUR DATES SUPPORTING MATT ANDERSON


EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

“A climactic, celebratory chorus, sounding like the soundtrack for a party.” – Rolling Stone

“Merges many genres gracefully by adding vocal harmonies and an acoustic guitar to their folk-pop and soul hybrid.” Exclaim

“Soul-watering harmonies.” – EARMILK

Toronto, ON – February 28, 2019 –
Following the release of their latest single, Moving Target, Wild Rivers, have shared a stunning lyric video for the track. Premiering today via EARMILK, who declare, "there is a retro vibe in this video that shadows the single perfectly. The band has created a space to watch and listen to the raw emotion that exists here." Filmed in Paris, France, the video was created with director, Amanda Louise Macchia, who has worked with the likes of Leon Bridges and 88 glam. Watch the video here and listen to the track – which has already amassed over 190k streams since its January 22nd release – here.

The band kicked off the Canadian leg of their North American tour last night in Toronto, bringing their captivating live show to fans across the country. They have also recently announced a run of Western Canadian tour dates supporting Matt Anderson. Full details can be found below.

Wild Rivers have been going non-stop since the summer release of their EP, Eighty-Eight, touring heavily in support of the new album, including a 21-date North American run with The Paper Kites. The band recently debuted stripped down studio versions of their songs, Call It A Night, and Howling, which are both featured on the EP – the highly-anticipated follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut. The band’s catalogue has over 65 million streams on Spotify alone, with the new EP already reaching over 5 million streams, and the band amassing over 1 million monthly listeners. Album track, I Wont Be Back, was also included in Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week. 

Composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Julien Laferriere (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass), Wild Rivers has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify over three years, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and has earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful, lasting connection with their listeners. The Toronto-based band – coming from all different musical backgrounds – finds inspiration within the 1970s, including artists such as Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Neil Young, all while being able to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with contemporary approaches to melody.

Stream Eighty-Eight via Spotify

Listen to Moving Target

WILD RIVERS 2019 TOUR DATES:
February 28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware *
March 1 – Guelph, ON – Univeristy of Guelph
March 2 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café (SOLD OUT)
March 4 – Montreal, QC – Quai *
March 5 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti *
March 6 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House *
March 7 – London, ON –Rum Runners *
April 23 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre +
April 25 – Vancouver, BC – University of BC +
April 26 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
April 27 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
April 28 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre +
April 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre +
* with special guest Cat Clyde
+ supporting Matt Anderson

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DOWNLOAD – high-res tour poster | DOWNLOAD – high-res EP cover

www.wildriversmusic.com

 

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LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA RETURNS TO THE OPERA HOUSE APRIL 5, 2019

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MONEKA ARABIC JAZZ
AND BALAKLAVA BLUES

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

Toronto, ON – February 27, 2019 – Hot off a sold-out show at the magnificent Koerner Hall, Lemon Bucket Orkestra will be kicking off another busy international touring season with a celebratory show on Friday, April 5th at The Opera House in Toronto - one of the band’s favourite venues to play anywhere in the world. See below for complete details and purchase tickets here

 

Later in the month, they will return to the US for an eight-city tour, stretching from Lafayette, LA, to Pittsburgh PA - their second major US tour in the last eight months. Then, after a handful of Canadian summer festival plays, they head back to Europe in late July for three weeks of club and festival dates, anchored by their much-anticipated debut at the UK’s legendary WOMAD Festival. 

Fall 2019 will see the band going back the studio to record a new album, so, all in all it’s shaping up to be another action-packed season for the notorious party punk collective.

 

Joining the Lemons is the inimitable Iraqi/Canadian singer and activist, Ahmed Moneka, and his Moneka Arabic Jazz project, and to help kick things up a notch on the dance floor even further, rising ethno-bass duo, Balaklava Blues will also throw down a short set. Balaklava Blues is a new project from the Lemon Bucket’s own Mark and Marichka Marczyk, who are currently holding down a weekly residency in London UK, at the esteemed Vault Festival – playing every weekend through to the middle of March. At the Opera House the couple will be celebrating the recent worldwide release of Balaklava Blues debut album, Fly, on Six Degrees Records.

 

It’s sure to be another over the top and eclectic night of entertainment, just like you’ve come to expect from the House of Lemon. So mark your calendars, and tell all your friends. It’s going to be another night to remember! 

 

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

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

Buy/stream Balaklava Blues - Fly via iTunes and Spotify

Review copies of Balaklava Blues’ new album, Fly, are available on request. 

Lemon Bucket Orkestra with Moneka Arabic Jazz and Balaklava Blues
Friday, April 5 – The Opera House
735 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Doors: 8:00 pm Show: 9:00 pm
Info | Tickets

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www.lemonbucket.com

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LONG RANGE HUSTLE GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS IN NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE CARRY US

ON TOUR ACROSS-CANADA
THROUGH FEBRUARY AND MARCH

BAND PLAYING IN LONDON ON MARCH 15
AS PART OF JUNOFEST

NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TOWN OUT NOW

“Sonic gems abound on the band’s latest project Town…There is something absolutely unique, fresh and exhilarating about the tunes crafted by Long Range Hustle.Red Deer Express

Toronto, ON – February 27, 2019 – Showing no signs of slowing down following the February 15th release of their new full-length album, Town, Long Range Hustle now share the music video for their latest single, Carry Us. Filmed at Pursuit OCR Indoor Obstacle Course, the video depicts the importance of young friendships and finding joy in life with those who help get us through the days. Watch the colourful and fun video here.

“Carry Us is about leaning on your friends when you need them most, so for our latest video we leaned on the talents of some up-and-coming Gen Z actors,” says vocalist/guitarist/violinist, Paul Brogee. “The friendships you forge as a teenager are some of the most vivid and intense of your life, so it just felt appropriate to have a younger generation explore the themes of the song with us.”

The band has kicked off a cross Canada tour this past weekend, after a stellar showing at Folk Alliance International in Montreal. The western Canada leg will see the band share stages with tour-mates, Tourist Company, before they return home to Ontario for a string of shows through March, including a showcase at JUNOfest in London.

The tour will give fans an opportunity to hear live renditions of some of the songs found on the band’s new album, Town. The album’s tracks have seen warm support from CBC Radio and campus stations across the country, while songs have landed on Spotify Canada’s New Music Friday, Rock Your Block, and Renegade Folk.

From a sweat soaked club to a breezy festival stage, Long Range Hustle brings the warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, in spades. A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing. Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, where they’ve shared stages with Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Matt Mays, and Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Feb 28: Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub^ 
Mar 1: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^ 
Mar 2: Victoria, BC – Copper Owl^  
Mar 4: Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel^
Mar 5: Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill^ 
Mar 6: Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
Mar 7: Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Mar 8: Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry  
Mar 15: London, ON – Eastside Bar & Grill, JUNOfest
Mar 21: St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse
Mar 22: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*^
Mar 23: Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewing Co.
Mar 28: Hamilton, ON – Casbah*
Mar 29: Kingston, ON – The Mansion* 
Mar 30: Corbyville, ON – Signal Brewing*
Apr 12: Collingwood, ON – Crow Bar & Variety
^ with special guests Tourist Company
* with special guest Skye Wallace

DOWNLOAD – Town album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.longrangehustle.com

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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THE STRUMBELLAS BRING THE HEAT THIS SUMMER WITH OUTDOOR CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON JULY 6!

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAN MANGAN,
DONOVAN WOODS, AND DIZZY

PRE-SALE STARTS TOMORROW
WITH TICKETS ON SALE PUBLICLY THIS FRIDAY

NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE OUT MARCH 29th

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 – The snow might still be coming down, but The Strumbellas already have big plans to make the sun shine! Fans, get ready for an unforgettable concert from The Strumbellas, along with special guests, Dan Mangan, Donovan Woods, and Dizzy, on July 6th at The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, presented by MRG Concerts. Ticket pre-sales begin tomorrow (Wednesday, February 27) at 10:00 a.m. EST, with public on-sale this Friday, March 1. Ticket information can be found below.

The Strumbellas are set to release their fourth album, Rattlesnake, on March 29th – out in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records. The album’s lead single, Salvation, is currently sitting at #10 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada and has surpassed 2.5 million streams worldwide.

From the onset, the band – made up of Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass) – received glowing praise from press and audiences across the globe. In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year, ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes.

All concert-goers with tickets to the July 6th event will be admitted into Arboretum grounds from 3:00 p.m. onwards, and can make use of and enjoy the lands, walking trails and waterfront access. Attendees are invited to arrive early and spend time in the beautiful natural setting before taking in the stellar lineup of live music.

The Strumbellas Live at Royal Botanical Gardens, HamiltonWith Special Guests, Dan Mangan, Donovan Woods, and Dizzy
Presented by MRG Concerts
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
All ages / 19+ areas / Free admission for children under 10 accompanied by an adult

Tickets available at Eventbrite.ca

Artist presale: Wednesday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Promoter/Venue/Media Pre-sale: Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. EST
General on sale: Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST
General Admission Tickets: $ 65 + S/C
VIP package: $149.50 + S/C (includes private viewing area, VIP line and entrance, private bar and amenities, commemorative concert poster)

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www.thestrumbellas.ca

About MRG Concerts:
MRG Concerts is a division of The MRG Group. In operation since 2008, with the reopening of the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, The MRG Group has grown into one of the leading hospitality and entertainment companies in Canada. Owning and running a total of nine properties across the country, the group's preeminent music venues are Vogue Theatre, The Imperial, Biltmore Cabaret, The Garrick and Adelaide Hall. MRG Concerts has established itself as an industry-leading promotion company producing over 800 shows per year. For more information, please visit mrgconcerts.com  

 

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BEAR’S DEN DEBUTS SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME PODCAST SERIES

BLANKETS OF SORROW LYRIC VIDEO OUT NOW

NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 –
Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, debuts an original podcast series, So that you might hear me, featuring members Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar). The series, hosted by L.A.-based podcaster and the band’s former tour manger Danny Carissimi, takes an intimate dive into their new record (of the same name) and includes in-depth conversations about each song, their recording process and what it’s like to release an album in 2019. The podcast’s episodes will air weekly leading up to the album’s release. Fans can listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the podcast here.

Of the podcast, Carissimi says, “I hope that fans enjoy the journey and learn about how much goes into making a Bear’s Den record. I want listeners to feel like they're hanging out with Kev and Davie at their studio in London. They’re going to learn more about the band here than they will anywhere else and I think it will really increase their enjoyment of this new album.” 

Additionally, the lyric video for their track, Blankets of Sorrow, is out now; watch/share it here. The song appears on their highly anticipated album, So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records.

Most recently, the group debuted Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, the first tracks to be revealed from their forthcoming record. The Independent proclaims, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while Baeble Music furthers, “Bear’s Den is one of those bands that is like your favorite sweatshirt, you slip it on whenever and it makes you feel warm and at home. Doesn’t really matter the time of day/year/where you are, home is home.” Listen/share them here and here.

So that you might hear me
was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.

Band members Davie and Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”

In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix

May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

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DAVID GRAY LENDS VOICE TO DERVISH’S THE WEST COAST OF CLARE

NEW INTERPRETATION OF ANDY IRVINE’S MODERN FOLK CLASSIC APPEARS ON THE GREAT IRISH SONGBOOK
 SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 12 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

TRACK AVAILABLE NOW VIA ALL DSPS

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 – Beloved Irish folk group, Dervish, enlisted a remarkable array of guest vocalists and musicians for their new album, The Great Irish Songbook, including acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter, David Gray. The album, which will be released on April 12, was produced by Graham Henderson (Sinéad O'Connor).

Gray's stark, contemplative interpretation of The West Coast of Clare powerfully conveys the longing and heartbreak of a lost love. The song, written by Andy Irvine, was first recorded by legendary folk quartet, Planxty (of which Irvine was a founding member, along with Dónal Lunny, Christy Moore, and Liam O'Flynn), and is regarded as a modern classic of the Irish traditional music canon. The track is available now via all digital service providers. Listen to The West Coast of Clare , and pre-order the album here.  

Over the last three decades, Dervish has been acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music. The Great Irish Songbook is their first studio album in more than a decade and features guest appearances by over a dozen luminaries across an eclectic range of genres.

Dervish will be on tour in the US throughout March. In the coming weeks, Dervish will announce full details of The Great Irish Songbook Live, a show that will begin touring internationally in late 2019 and will feature guests from the album.

Dervish - The Great Irish Songbook track listing:

1. The Rambling Irishman (featuring Cathy Jordan)

2. There's Whiskey in the Jar (featuring The SteelDrivers)

3. Molly Malone (featuring Imelda May)

4. The Galway Shawl (featuring Steve Earle)

5. She Moved Through The Fair (featuring Andrea Corr)

6. The Rocky Road to Dublin (featuring Brendan Gleeson)

7. Down by the Sally Gardens (featuring Kate Rusby)

8. On Raglan Road (featuring Vince Gill)

9. Dónal Óg (featuring Cathy Jordan)

10. The Fields of Athenry (featuring Jamey Johnson)

11. The May Morning Dew (featuring Rhiannon Giddens)

12. The West Coast of Clare (featuring David Gray)

13. The Parting Glass (featuring Abigail Washburn)

DERVISH US TOUR 2019

March 1 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Garden City, NY
March 2 - Belleville Roots Music Concert Series, Belleville Church, Newburyport, MA
March 3 - One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
March 5 - Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
March 7 - Longwood Gardens , Kennett Square, PA
March 8 - Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
March 9 - Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, MI
March 10 - Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted, MN
March 12 - Focal Point, St Louis, MO
March 14 - Berea College, Phelps-Stokes Auditorium, Berea, KY
March 15 - Saint Anselm College, Dana Center, Manchester, NH
March 16 - Barre Opera House, Barre, VT
March 17 - Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA
March 18 - Triple Door, Seattle, WA
March 20 - Florence Event Center, Florence, AL
March 21 - Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
March 22 - Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol, CA
March 23 - Grange Hall, Aromas, CA
March 24 - United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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ENTERPRISE EARTH RELEASE SLEEP IS FOR THE DEAD VIDEO VIA KERRANG!

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW
WITHSHOWS ACROSS CANADA IN MARCH

ALL NEW LP LUCIFEROUS DUE OUT APRIL 5, 2019

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – February 26, 2019 – Spokane, WA metal band, ENTERPRISE EARTH, have released another music video for a new track called Sleep Is For The Dead, today exclusively via Kerrang!, in continued support of their new LP due out later this year.  

“Sleep Is For The Dead  is about digging deep inside myself when the world turns it’s back on me,” says vocalist, Dan Watson.

“It’s about peeling off the exterior shell that our society plastered on the outside and awakening the true inner version of myself rather than suppress it to fit into the cookie cutter mold that society tries to pressure us to fit into. I would rather be awake and face the pain than be asleep and suppress it.”

Last month the band announced a series of 2019 tour dates. The first stint will be a headline run with AETHERE supporting. Those dates kick off in Victoria, BC on March 12, 2019, with stops across Canada. The second leg will be alongside LORNA SHORE starting in Providence, RI on March 29, 2019. See below for a list of dates.

“We are very excited to embark on our first headlining and co-headlining tours in support of our new album," says Watson. “This marks the start of a new era for the band and we cannot wait to unleash our best work to our fans. See you soon in the USA and Canada.”

ENTERPRISE EARTH previously released a new music video for a new track called He Exists, exclusively via Kerrang! Magazine

"The evil we perceive in this world is a mere reflection of our inner darkness," says Watson. "We are the architects of evil as it is projected upon the landscape of our reality. The Devil exists. He exists in us all."

ENTERPRISE EARTH will release Luciferous, their third LP on April 5, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. The band completed work on Luciferous this summer with producer, Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Job For A Cowboy, Carnifex), and are eager to get music into the hands of their fans.

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

Enterprise Earth was founded in 2014 by ex-Infant Annihilator vocalist, Dan Watson, and ex-Takeover guitarist, BJ Sampson. Taking their name from a confluence of Illuminati and other conspiracy theories, the band released their 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

March 12 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

March 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria

March 14 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub

March 15 – Calgary, AB – Verns Pub

March 16 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern

March 17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter

March 18 – Regina, BC – Cloud 9

March 22 – Colorado, CO – Black Sheep

March 23 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge

March 24 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA

March 26 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck

March 27 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti

March 28 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

March 29 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

March 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland Bar & Grill

March 31 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

April 1 – Washington, DC – The Pinch

April 2 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street

April 3 – Nashville, TN – The End

April 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

April 5 – Orlando, FL – SoundBar.

April 6 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Sports Bar

April 7 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

April 9 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf

April 10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

April 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock

April 12 – Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum

April 13 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

April 14 - Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street-OKC

April 16 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

April 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One

April 18 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre

April 19 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

April 20 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver

April 22 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre

April 23 – Seattle, WA  - Funhouse

April 24 – Spokane, WA – The Pin

April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

April 27 – Denver, CO – Roxy Theatre

April 28 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock Live Music Venue

April 29 – St.Louis, MO – Fubar

April 30 – Chicago, IL - Reggies Chicago

May 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club

May 2 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary

May 3 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

May 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

 

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HEALTH COLLABORATE WITH JPEGMAFIA ON NEW SINGLE HATE YOU OUT NOW VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR

ON TOUR THIS SPRING WITH YOUTH CODE INCLUDING STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Today, HEALTH released HATE YOU, a new single in collaboration with rapper and producer, JPEGMAFIA.  Though it’s an unexpected pairing, JPEGMAFIA was a fan of HEALTH since their MAX PAYNE 3 soundtrack. Listen on YouTube and at all DSPs.

HATE YOU is their fourth collaborative track following singles with Youth Code (INNOCENCE), Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and Soccer Mommy/Corin Roddick of Purity Ring (MASS GRAVE).

Earlier this week, Revolver Magazine released live video of HEALTH’s full concert at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One via Facebook Live (WATCH HERE). Their acclaimed new album VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), was released on February 22nd  via Loma Vista Recordings to acclaim from New York Magazine, Revolver (video interview), Kerrang!, Metal Injection (9/10 stars), The Line of Best Fit (8/10 stars), DIY Magazine (4/5 stars), Exclaim! (7/10 stars), London in Stereo, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for streaming and purchase HERE.

The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller are currently touring Europe and will kick off a headlining North American tour with Youth Code on April 9th. Shows include Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub on April 13th, Toronto’s Velvet Underground on April 23rd, NYC’s Elsewhere The Hall on April 25th and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10th.  

HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy.

Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

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

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

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

"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’

"HEALTH are still very capable of smashing your ears with a heavy synth and guitar lead, backed up machine-gun rhythms and four-on-the-floor drums." - Exclaim!

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability." - Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben

February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk

March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal

March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36

March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB

March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef

March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO

March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera

March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur

March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum

March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat

March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia

March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live

March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club

March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211

March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie

March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür

March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes

March 24- Manchester, UK - YES

March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell

March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA

March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange

March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space

March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach

March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns

April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish

April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub

April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill

April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club

April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall

April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair

April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory

May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon

May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada

May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf

May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THE MEDICINE SHOW ON APRIL 12 VIA CONCORD RECORDS

SHARES NEW TRACK FADED BY DESIGN

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Melissa Etheridge has shared Faded By Design, the first single from her forthcoming anticipated new album, The Medicine Show, out April 12 via Concord Records.  Rolling Stone exclusively premiered the song, calling it “a proud declaration of resilience,” and noting the “folky acoustic-guitar riff…builds to an upbeat chorus.” To pre-order the album, click here.

Describing the rocking, anthemic new track and album, Melissa explains, “The sound of the song and the whole record is purposefully aimed at that 90’s rock sound. When rock was moody and fierce. ‘Faded’ is spot on a Melissa Etheridge song. You know it from the first few notes. I wrote it on my twelve string and kept it true to that sound.”  For this new album, her 15th studio recording, Melissa was reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson), and was recorded largely live in studio, capturing the raw emotion of the material.

The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing. Through the songs she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on collective and personal levels; Shaking about national anxiety, Here Comes the Pain, personalizing the opioid crisis, the unifying Human Chain, about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic Love Will Live.  More highlights include the album-closer, Last Hello drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious Wild and Lonely, exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.

The iconic GRAMMY and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter sounds as rousing as ever.  Known for her passionate and dynamic live performances, her upcoming U.S. tour kicks off March 29 in Florida (dates below; more to be announced). 

Since the release of her unforgettable self-titled 1988 debut, Melissa Etheridge’s incredible career to date includes sales of over 25 million albums, 5 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records, 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and 2 wins, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an Academy Award for I Need to Wake Up from the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Her last release, MEmphis Rock & Soul, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart. Melissa has selflessly dedicated herself as an activist for human rights, LGBTQ issues, breast cancer awareness and alternative medical approaches. 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE U.S. TOUR DATES
3/29/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
3/30/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
4/10/19 New York, NY - The Town Hall
4/13/19 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
4/14/19 Lynn, MA - Lynn Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
4/19/19 Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room
4/20/19 West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
4/23/19 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
4/24/19 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair
4/25/19 Catoosa, OK - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - The Joint
4/27/19 Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Lake Charles
4/28/19 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair
4/30/19 Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theater
5/1/19 Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
5/2/19 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre of Durham
5/3/19 Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center
5/6/19 Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
5/8/19 Springfield, OH - Clark State Performing Arts Center
5/9/19 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
5/11/19 Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Memorial Hall
5/12/19 Portland, ME - State Theatre
6/20/19 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
6/25/19 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair
6/29/19 Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
6/30/19 New York, NY – Times Square - World Pride Closing Ceremony
7/4/19 Elk Grove Village, IL - Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
7/8/19 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
7/13/19 Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts

Meet and Greets are available. For more information, visit MelissaEtheridge.com

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MARK MORTON SHARES NEW SONG SAVE DEFIANCE FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY

DEBUT ALBUM ANESTHETIC OUT MARCH 1

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN MARCH WITH SHOWS
 IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL


LISTEN TO LEAD TRACK THE TRUTH IS DEAD
AND CROSS OFF (FEAT. CHESTER BENNINGTON)

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of Godhas released the song, Save Defiance. The track features Slash and Alter Bridge vocalist, Myles Kennedy, with Alice in Chains' Mike Inez on bass and Korn's Ray Luzier on drums.

Listen here.

"Myles was our first and only choice for 'Save Defiance’,” Morton says. "He's such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I'm grateful to have had the chance to work with him."

"Having the opportunity to work with Mark was a really cool experience," Kennedy adds. "I'd been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time so I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record. Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall."

Morton will share the music live across North America next month, with a show in Toronto on March 15 at Lee’s Palace and Montreal on March 16 at L’Astral. See below for a complete list of dates.

The co-headline tour will include Light the Torch and Moon Tooth. Morton’s live band configuration will include Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas) on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas) on bass, Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague) on drums plus additional special guest appearances along the way. Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available now here.

TOUR DATES:
March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA 
March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON 
March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC

March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY 
March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL 
March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

Pre-order Anesthetic here

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SUSTO’S NEW LP EVER SINCE I LOST MY MIND OUT TODAY VIA ROUNDER RECORDS

ON TOUR ACROSS THE U.S. AND EUROPE
THROUGH THE SPRING

“supremely chill—in a worldly, self-questioning sort of way”
Rolling Stone Country

“a restless rock number…It’s fuzzy and fun, the kind of groovy roots-rock that’s sure to please fans of groups like Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.”  – Paste Magazine

“a showcase for frontman Justin Osborne’s masterful songwriting”
– Premier Guitar

"dynamic, cathartic, and incredibly in-your-face; their music is leaving the kind of unforgettable mark that keeps me coming back for more" – Atwood Magazine

Toronto, ON – February 22, 2019 – Charleston-based band, SUSTO’s new album, Ever Since I Lost My Mind, is out today. The record was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly), with input from Osborne’s longtime creative partner Wolfgang Zimmerman. “Ever Since I Lost My Mind is very personal,” Osborne explains. “This collection of songs came together over the course of a couple years, and they all represent different moments. It felt cathartic writing all of them, and they were also all fun in different ways.” Purchase/stream the band’s Rounder Records debut here.

In support of the new album, SUSTO is embarking on a U.S. tour through April, performing in 28 cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Austin, Portland, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, followed by a European tour. See below for a complete list of dates.

SUSTO has made a name for themselves through frequent touring and performances at major U.S. festivals including Hangout, Austin City Limits, Stagecoach, AmericanaFest, Pickathon and Hopscotch. The band has opened for The Lumineers, Band of Horses and The Head and The Heart, and made their television debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday last year.

Osborne first began writing songs as a teen in South Carolina, performing with numerous bands before forming SUSTO. During a self-imposed hiatus, he moved to Havana, Cuba and befriended local musicians who encouraged and inspired him to start writing music again. “It was a weird moment. I just had to finally quit keeping one foot out of music and dive in,” he explains. The band’s name, SUSTO, is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as “panic attack.” “That deep fright was something I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it,” adds Osborne. “I can lose my mind on stage sometimes – I will break down and cry or have to keep myself from doing it – I just feel so incredibly lucky.”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
February 21 - The Windjammer - Isle of Palms, SC
February 28 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
March 7 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
March 8 - Radio Room - Greenville, SC
March 9 - Savannah Stopover - Savannah, GA
March 12-14 - SXSW - Austin, TX
March 15 - Deep Ellum Art Co. - Dallas, TX
March 20 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
March 22 -Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
March 23 - Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
March 24 - Harlow’s - Sacramento, CA
March 25 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
March 27 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
March 28 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
March 30 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
March 31 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
April 4 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
April 7 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
April 9 - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, SC
April 10 - Blueberry Hill - St. Louis, MO
April 11 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
April 12 - Basement East - Nashville, TN
April 14 - Club Café - Pittsburgh, PA
April 15 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
April 17 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
April 19 - MilkBoy - Philadelphia, PA
April 20 - Rock n Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
April 26 - Der Aa-Theater - Groningen, Netherlands
April 27 - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer, Netherlands
April 28 - Buchholz Saloon - Altlandsberg, Germany
April 29 - Posten Live - Odense, Denmark
April 30 - Folk a Rock - Gamla Staden, Sweden
May 1 - Tryckhallen - Falkenberg, Sweden
May 2 - Nalen Klubb - Norrmalm, Sweden
May 4-5 - Kilkenny Roots Festival - Kilkenny, Ireland
May 8 - King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, UK
May 9 - The Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
May 10 - 02 Institute3 - Birmingham, UK
May 11 - The Garage - London, UK

DOWNLOAD – high-res album art

www.sustoisreal.com

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POOR NAMELESS BOY SET TO RELEASE THOUGHTFUL EP WAKE UP CALL ON MARCH 29 VIA CHRONOGRAPH RECORDS

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE CATCH UP AND SLOW DOWN

WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED


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

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

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

Toronto, ON – February 21, 2019 – Poor Nameless Boy
– singer-songwriter, Joel Henderson – has upped the ante yet again. Disarming in a moment, his soft, melodic delivery is born from a keen perception of the human condition. This understated authenticity is brought to life on the upcoming EP, Wake Up Call. Set for release on March 29 through Chronograph Records, the EP showcases Henderson’s personal, mellow sound; touring honestly on love, live, and our changing hearts in a busy world. This shines through on his latest single, Catch Up And Slow Down – a song that reflects on the importance of human connection in a world that often seems too fast-paced to allow for such moments. Listen here.

Henderson’s striking grasp of life’s complexities is mirrored by a pure modesty, allowing listeners to immerse themselves into the stories, songs and experiences of Poor Nameless Boy without pretence. “Distance does not happen overnight,” says Henderson poetically. “We don't lose perspective, desire, love, communication, or hope by one decision. We can choose the wrong roads and not even realize it. Seek perspective. Desire to see the other side. Reach out to those who are important. It's a new day.”

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

The Regina-based artist has also been making quite a presence internationally, with music lovers in Europe, Australia, and the U.S. taking notice. Leave Myself Behind, his piano ballad duet with Saskatoon’s Denise Valle, has over 550k streams on Spotify in the GAS market, and he has had stellar appearances at Reeperbahn, Australian Music Week, The Great Escape, and more. Poor Nameless Boy will take the new songs from Wake Up Call on the road this spring, with tour dates across western Canada. See below for a full list of dates, and stay tuned for more to come from Poor Nameless Boy!

WAKE UP CALL TRACKLIST:
1.     Catch Up and Slow Down
2.     Argue
3.     Second Floor Balcony
4.     Home Alone Lonely
5.     The Tourist
6.     Rain Anniversary

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 29 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
March 30 – Estevan, SK – Art Concepts
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar & Amp Co 
April 3 – Lethbridge, AB – Slice Bar & Grill
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB Cafe Verve
April 10 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary
April 12 – Vancouver, BC – Cafe Deux Soleils
April 14 – Kelowna, BC – Milkcrate Records
April 17 – Pender Island, BC – Gather Teahouse
April 19 – Victoria, BC – Vinyl Envy
May 4 – Canmore, AB – House Concert
May 5 – Bragg Creek, AB – Bragg Creek Community Centre

DOWNLOAD album artwork | DOWNLOAD hi-res photo
DOWNLOAD hi-res tour poster

www.poornamelessboy.com

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BAILEN SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR I WAS WRONG

DEBUT LP THRILLED TO BE HERE OUT APRIL 26th 
VIA FANTASY RECORDS

ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA NOW
WITH STOP IN VANCOUVER ON MARCH 1st

CONFIRMED TO PLAY SXSW

TORONTO, ON – February 21, 2019 – NYC’s BAILEN – fraternal twins Daniel (vocals/bass/synth/guitar), David (vocals/drums), and younger sister Julia Bailen (vocals/guitar) – today shared a new video for I Was Wrong, the lead single from their John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs)-produced debut LP, Thrilled To Be Here, out April 26th on Fantasy Records. Watch the video here.

"Much of the inspiration for the video came from the portraiture of Richard Avedon," says director Nick Ray McCann. “I enjoy taking on a music video concept with inspiration from another medium. It pushes me conceptually to figure out how to bring a static 2D art form into a time-based world with audio. I filmed each member of BAILEN singing along to the song and moving, more akin to a photo shoot than a music video, then created a number of layered images from that footage to project onto each band member. The result was a collection of these dark psychedelic portraits. Drawing more inspiration from Avedon, I then cut apart the various performance takes into three panels, similar to Avedon's large panoramic portraits he'd create using multiple negatives. I love how the images overlap, creating these ever-changing negative spaces."

Released January 25th, I Was Wrong is the band’s first-ever single – a statement of compassion and self-reflection fueled by their beguiling three-part harmonies and praised by outlets including Stereogum and The Wild Honey Pie, among others. BAILEN’s second single from Thrilled To Be Here, Your Love Is All I Know, will be released tomorrow (Friday, February 22nd).

BAILEN – who sold-out NYC’s Bowery Ballroom in late January prior to releasing any music and recently performed live at Paste Studios (watch here) – today announced headline U.S. tour dates in April. The bands’ current headline tour continues tonight in Chicago, IL, at Schubas, and includes a show at Vancouver’s Fox Theatre on Mach 1st. The band is scheduled to make several appearances in Austin during SXSW. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates. Tickets for the April shows will go on sale tomorrow. 

BAILEN’s otherworldly musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, it’s in their DNA. Raised in New York by their classically trained parents, Daniel, David and Julia immersed themselves in the family’s diverse record collection. The group’s highly collaborative songs are formed by three very different individuals who were all inspired by literature and a love of language. The resulting confident, meticulous songcraft of Thrilled To Be Here is rooted in the young group’s preternatural dexterity, insight and lyrical bite.

Detail-oriented and precise, the members of BAILEN found the perfect counterpoint in producer Congleton’s more open approach: “We think micro, and John was really good at thinking macro for the record,” Julia observes. “First records are special because you’ve spent your whole life writing them. Recording our album in a month at the same studio with one producer meant that we kept the creativity, but also found the cohesiveness.” The group emerged by cultivating a passionate following via their live show, guesstimating over 300 shows to date, and touring and collaborating with such artists as Amos Lee, The Lone Bellow, Joseph, Oh Wonder, and others.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
2/21 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

2/23 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club

2/24 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel

2/25 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry

2/28 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

3/01 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
3/02 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
3/05 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord

3/07 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre

3/09 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress

3/19 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

3/12-15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
3/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe

3/22 - State College, PA - Penn State University

4/04 - Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge

4/05 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater*
4/06 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live Upstairs
4/17 - Troy, NY - The Hanger
4/18 - Burlington, VT - Metronome
4/19 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room
4/20 - Portsmouth, NH - Press Room
4/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
* with The Record Company

www.bailentheband.com

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HARRISON RELEASES APRICITY DELUXE EXCLUSIVELY ON BANDCAMP TODAY

FEATURING FIVE B-SIDES TO ACCLAIMED SOPHOMORE RECORD APRICITY

PURCHASE DELUXE BANDCAMP BUNDLE

WATCH NEW SONG 75BPM LIVE ON CBC Q

Toronto, ON – February 20, 2019 – Following the success of his sophomore album, Apricity, Toronto’s multifaceted artist/producer/musical polymath, Harrison, has released a set of five B-sides exclusively via Bandcamp today. The deluxe 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 and purchase the bundle 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. Stream and purchase Apricity here.  

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.

Following lead singles, Celica Supra – a thematic reprise of Right Hook that doubles as an ode to his dream car – and the spacious Daniela Andrade-assisted Atmosphere, Harrison keeps close to home for the entirety of Apricity, with local collaborators, IaamSaam and Matty Tavares (of BADBADNOTGOOD) guesting on Cali-inspired Midnight Snack, Talvi (of Prince Innocence) on Mustang, Ralph takes center stage on Your Girl, co-written by Prince DCF, and Aaron Tiem (of Base Camp) on Believe In LoveApricity closer, Pocket Dial, is a nod to previous releases that closes the record with a bang. Mixed by Dave Plowman, and mastered by Charles Carvalho, the album is a benchmark release for Harrison; a once-in-a-lifetime talent with the selfless nature and thirst for innovation necessary to galvanize a movement.

Praise for Harrison:

“Discotheque sonics with a groovy focus… his best album yet.” – The FADER

“Apricity is a vibrant record that places him nicely alongside Ryan Hemsworth, Sango, Kaytranada and Onra.” KEXP

“More assured and confident than 2016's Juno-nominated Checkpoint Titanium, not to mention more polished, Apricity is a delight.” Exclaim!

“Perfectly crafted chillwave.” – Culture Collide

Watch Your Girl (feat. Ralph): bit.ly/2NJyubY

Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8

Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH

DOWNLOADApricity Deluxe Album Artwork | DOWNLOADApricity Album Artwork | DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo

www.harrisonisalive.com  
www.lastgang.com 

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

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

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2019 KEY DATES ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its key dates for 2019.

The 40 album Long List will be announced June 20. The 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 16. This year’s Polaris Gala is September 16 at The Carlu in 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 make the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

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

Past winners have included 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).

Polaris Music Prize 2019 Key Dates:

June 20 – Long List announcement
July 16 – Short List announcement
September 16 – Polaris Music Prize Gala at The Carlu, Toronto, ON

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. Our Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind these albums and is available via iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other distributors. www.polarismusicprize.ca 

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

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

Media Contacts:

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

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

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

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

TORONTO, ON – Mercredi 20 février 2019

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé ses dates clés pour 2019.

La longue liste des 40 albums sera annoncée le 20 juin. La courte liste des 10 albums sera dévoilée le 16 juillet. Cette année, le gala Polaris aura lieu le 16 septembre au Carlu à Toronto, Ontario.

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

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

Les dates clés du Prix de musique Polaris 2019:

20 juin – dévoilement de la longue liste
16 juillet – dévoilement de la courte liste
16 septembre – gala du Prix de musique Polaris – The Carlu, Toronto, ON

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. Notre Podcast du Polaris explore les histoires riches et intrigantes qui se cachent derrière ces albums, et est disponible via iTunes et d’autres plateformes. www.polarismusicprize.ca 

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

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

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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SUPERSTAR RAPPER BLUEFACE RELEASES NEW THOTIANA REMIX FEATURING CARDI B & YG

RELEASES NEW THOTIANA REMIX VIDEO FEATURING CARDI B

THOTIANA LANDS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 & CONTINUES TO TAKE OVER THE RADIO CHARTS

Toronto, ON – February 19, 2019 – Rising Cali-based rapper, Blueface, does it again with the release of another installment of the Thotiana (Remix) featuring Cardi Band YG. He also released a new remix video, which was directed by Cole Bennett and features Cardi B.  The video is exactly what you would expect from this duo and has already amassed over 10 million views on YouTube. Previously, Blueface released the remix video featuring YG, which currently has over 25 Million views on YouTube – watch it here.

Named one of the hottest artists to watch in 2019 by outlets like New York Times and Pitchfork, Blueface has been taking the music industry by storm receiving co-signs from artists such as Drake, Ice Cube, The Game, Baby and more. Thotiana, which is featured on his Famous Cryp EP via Fifth Amendment/eOne Music, has garnered over 11.5 million streams on Spotify and over 9 million views on YouTube. Over the last few weeks, the single has made major jumps up the mainstream charts sitting at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on the Mediabase as well as has landed on the Top 40 in the UK. The single has garnered airplay in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, as well as airplay on SiriusXM and Music Choice.  Blueface's has been style of rapping and unique voice has brought him lots of notoriety as he has been compared to fellow Cali rappers E-40 and Suga Free, as well as Southern rappers, Juvenile and Silkk the Shocker. Thotiana is currently available on all digital platforms.

WATCH: Thotiana (Remix) feat. Cardi B
LISTEN: Thotiana (Remix) feat. Cardi B
WATCH: Thotiana (Remix) feat. YG

Buy/Stream Famous Cryp: smarturl.it/FamousCryp
 

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RYAN PLAYGROUND PREMIERES VIDEO FOR EMPTY POOL WITH EARMILK

DEBUT ALBUM 16 / 17 OUT NOW

PERFORMING AT IGLOOFEST
IN CHARLEVOIX, QC ON MARCH 23

Toronto, ON – February 19, 2019 – Montreal producer-singer-songwriter, RYAN Playground, shares the vibrant Malo-directed visuals for her track, Empty Pool (featuring New Zealand artist, Lontalius), which premiered via Earmilk.

Empty Pool appears on RYAN’S debut album, 16 / 17, released last year via Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. Catch RYAN performing new music live at Igloofest in Charlevoix, Quebec on March 23rd – you can find additional details here. For a sample of RYAN’s live set, watch her CBC Music First Play session, and stream/purchase 16 / 17 on all DSPs here.

 

In addition to Empty Pool, 16 / 17 includes stunning singles, Pie In The Sky (feat. Robert Robert), Tokyo and Prolongation. The project was heralded as one of Noisey’s Best 100 Albums of 2018, and was received to critical acclaim by the likes of Exclaim!, The Handbook, and Cult MTL, where she graced the cover of their September 2018 issue. RYAN has previously been met with positive accolades from Vogue, i-D, FADER, and Stereogum, and the new record has continued her upward trajectory.

Born Genevieve Ryan Martel, RYAN was raised by two classical musicians in Montreal. At age 5 she received her first drum kit and by 11 she was creating her own compositions with her guitar and drums. Her musical alter ego RYAN Playground was born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and roller coaster emotions that come with being a teenager. On 16/17, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

Despite inheriting her family’s interest in writing music, her life had a fateful change in paths when she was scouted to be a model. Impressively, she has since worked with Vera Wang, Miyake, Elle, Rudsak, Joe Fresh, Aldo, and more. Upon declaring her desire to find a middle ground in her life, RYAN pivoted her focus to working on music, which allows her to express all the competing emotional elements in her life.

Praise for RYAN Playground:

“Ryan Playground is a Montreal staple in her own right”Cult MTL

"Infectious"VOGUE

"RYAN Playground is a triple threat: producer, singer, and songwriter" FADER

"RYAN Playground is really fucking cool" PAPER

"You won't be mad when you listen to RYAN Playground" NYLON

"Ryan is certainly doing things differently in today's landscape of perfectly packaged pop princesses"i-D

“The sonic ride is smoother than ever”LADYGUNN

" ...delicate vocals, piercing lyrics, and infectiously arranged layers of synths and drums
 for explorative emotional forays"
STEREOGUM

STREAM/PURCHASE 16 / 17 here

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

www.ryan-playground.com

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

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

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YES WE MYSTIC ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW LP TEN SEATED FIGURES

OUT APRIL 19 VIA DEVILDUCK RECORDS

LEAD SINGLE PLEASE BRING ME TO SAFETY OUT TODAY

WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – At a time when content is a constant gushing river, only the truest and purest art will find a way to float to the surface. The kind of art that is undeniably emotional, ingenious in its execution and endlessly energetic in its existence. The kind of art that is loud in its motivation and subtle in its truths. The kind of art Yes We Mystic creates. Today, the Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings announce the release of their second full length, Ten Seated Figures, which is set to arrive on April 19 via DevilDuck Records.

Ten Seated Figures is a bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are unidentifiable, but still created with the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.

“It’s about personal mythology, it’s about self-fictionalization and the ways in which people can be shaped by things that are either misremembered, distorted in their retelling, or that never even happened,” says vocalist and guitarist Adam Fuhr. “But beyond the lyrical theme, we attempted to apply these concepts to the recording of the music as well; we tried to cloud the origins of what you’re hearing in the instruments”.

The album marks Fuhr’s first outing as a producer and engineer, a process which he learned as the record was being made; many moments on the album were captured as they were conceived. And though Fuhr took the helm as producer, he flew to Montreal to have the record mixed by beloved producer/engineer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, Hey Rosetta!).

As a first taste of the new music, Yes We Mystic shares the lead single, Please Bring Me to Safety – a driving and oddly danceable song about a band member's panic-induced episode at a music festival.

“The song is about a very unpleasant episode I experienced at a music festival a few years ago. Weed may have been involved, but regardless, it went to a very dark, ‘Truman Show’-esque place,” muses co-songwriter, Keegan Steele. “I thought that the artist tent at the festival was an elaborate piece of public performance art, and that everyone was in on it but me. That quickly escalated into me thinking that my entire life was a play. The title is a literal plea, but also pertains to the things I tried to think of that might ground my mind in reality; comforting things, like the last conversation I had with my mom.”

Yes We Mystic dedicates this song and its release to Darryl Weeks, their publicist who died suddenly and unexpectedly last weekend.

“Darryl was such a kind man, a bright light, who was so passionate and hardworking. Connecting this past week with others who knew or have worked with him has only helped illuminate what a special guy he was,” says Fuhr. “It meant so much to us that he loved this record, and we’re lucky to have known him in what turned out to be the last few months of his life. He will be sorely missed by us and the rest of his community, and our thoughts go out to his family.”

TEN SEATED FIGURES TRACKLISTING:
Fig I - Uniform
Fig II - Young Evil
Fig III - Italics
Fig IV - Please Bring Me to Safety
Fig V - Win Ben Stein’s Money
Fig VI - Panthalassa
Fig VII - Vanitas Waltz
Fig VIII - Felsenmeer
Fig IX - Last Known Sighting
Fig X - Un/form

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub

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WITHIN TEMPTATION BRING THEIR DARK ANTHEMIC SOUND TO MONTREAL TORONTO AND VANCOUVER THIS SPRING

NEW ALBUM RESIST OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Within Temptation
, legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades, released their latest album, Resist, on February 2. The new sound of Resist echoes through bombastic first single, The Reckoning (featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach). Listen to The Reckoning here, and catch the band on tour across North America, with stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver next month. See below for a full list of tour dates.

New album, Resist, marks a departure for the band; primed with 10 anthemic tracks and driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist puts a futuristic spin on the world of heavier music, both instrumentally and thematically.

Resist is a true milestone for us,” says front woman, Sharon den Adel. “If it wasn’t for Resist, Within Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and given it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like then roughen the whole thing up as much as we could, allowing us to shape a new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our new take on metal; our way of giving a fresh lease of life to the rebellious edge of modern music.”

With six studio albums under their belt – Enter (1997), Mother Earth (2000), The Silent Force (2004), The Heart of Everything (2007), The Unforgiving (2011), Hydra (2014) – and more than 3.5 million record sales to their name, Within Temptation (led by Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt) are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Simply, one of the world’s most successful heavy rock groups.

TOUR DATES:
February 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live *
March 1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
March 2 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater *
March 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
March 5 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia *
March 6 – Toronto, ON – Rebel *

March 8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
March 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre *
March 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit *
March 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
March 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom *
March 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre *
March 16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
March 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield *
March 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
June 15 – Interlaken, CH – Greenfields Festival
June 16 – Nickelsdorf, AT – Novarock Festival
June 21 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 22 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest
June 26 – Mystic Festical, PL – Krakow
June 28 – Trondheim, NO – Trondheim Rocks
July 6 – Resurrection Fest, ES – Viveiro
July 13 – Vizovice, CZ – Masters of Rock Festival
July 20 – Faro, Portugal – 38th Biker’s Rally
July 27 – Kemerovo, RU – Heroes of World Rock
August 2 – Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air
August 9 – Junge Garde, DE – Dresden
August 10 – Hildesheim, DE – M’era Luna Festival
* w/ In Flames

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND RELEASE NEW ALBUM SIGNS TODAY ON FANTASY RECORDS

LEAD SINGLE HARD CASE CURRENTLY #1
AT AMERICANA RADIO


ALBUM HOLDS #5 SPOT AND BREAKS TOP 10 AT NON-COMM RADIO

PRAISE FOR SIGNS:

“Uplifting...electrifying” - Rolling Stone

"[A] potent mix of diverse styles...sits at the heart of the Tedeschi Trucks stew." - Forbes

“Instant classic.” - NPR Music

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Today, Tedeschi Trucks Band releases Signs (Fantasy/Concord), their first new album in three years. Signs has earned accolades from Rolling Stone and NPR Music, who praised the album’s “ripping...mercurial guitar playing" and Tedeschi's "soulful vocals.” Listen to Signs here.

Signs confronts loss, heartbreak, and politically troubled times with a credence and conviction that puts the group’s undying world-class musicianship and collaborative spirit on full display. It’s a genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll. Read more about the making of Sings in Derek and Susan’s recent Relix Magazine cover story.

Lead single Hard Case stands at the #1 spot at Americana Radio charts and the album holds the #5 spot. Watch the official video for Hard Case here.

To celebrate the release of Signs, Tedeschi Trucks Band will play an intimate show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20th. They'll continue to bring their “refreshingly unscripted" (Forbes) live show on tour throughout 2019, including a 4-night, 2-weekend residency at DC's Warner Theater, kicking off tonight. Many dates are already sold out; full tour routing below.

BUY AND STREAM SIGNS HERE

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 2019 TOUR DATES:
February 15 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                
February 16 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                 
February 17 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre            
February 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music - Howard Gilman Opera House
February 22 - Washington, D.C - Warner Theatre                 
February 23 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                  
February 26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia          
February 28 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
March 1 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
March 2 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 2 - Paris, FR - L'Olympia
April 4 - Eindhoven, NL - Muziekgebouw
April 5 - Winterbach, DE - Salierhalle Winterbach
April 7 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio
April 8 - Stockholm, SE - Cirkus SOLD OUT
April 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
April 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio SOLD OUT
April 12 - Randers, DK - Vaerket
April 14 - Bochum, DE - Rurhcongress
April 15 - Hamburg, DE - Mehr! Theater
April 17 - Milan, IT - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
April 18 - Trieste, IT - Politeama Rossetti
April 20 - Zurich, CH - Theater 11
April 23 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
April 24 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
April 26 - London, UK - The London Palladium SOLD OUT
April 27 - London, UK - The London Palladium SOLD OUT
May 10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 12 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
May 14 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Convention Center
May 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
May 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
May 18 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
May 21 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento          
May 23 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater of Seattle
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater of Seattle
May 25 - Salem, OR -LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre
June 12 - Nagoya, Japan - Zepp Nagoya
June 14 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome City Hall    
June 15 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome City Hall    
June 16 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome City Hall                
June 28 - Jacksonville, - Daily’s Place *
June 29 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheater *
June 30 - St. Petersburg, FL - Al Lang Stadium *
July 3 - Orange Beach, AL - Wharf Amphitheater *
July 5 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium *
July 6 - Simpsonville, SC - Heritage Park Amphitheater *
July 7 - Charlotte, NC            - PNC Music Pavilion *
July 9 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *
July 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
July 12 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music Festival
July 13 - Gilford, NH  -Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
July 14 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
July 16 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC *
July 19 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion *
July 20 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights *
July 21 – Aurora, IL – Riveredge Park
July 23 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
July 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park *
July 26 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
July 27 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
July 30 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre *
July 31 - Brandon, MS - Brandon Amphitheater *
August 2 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *
August 3 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *

* 5th Annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (Additional dates to be announced)

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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LOCAL NATIVES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SPRING DATES THE SPIRAL CHOIR TOUR

KICKING OFF MAY 15 IN VANCOUVER
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL
                                                            

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Local Natives will embark on The Spiral Choir Tour this spring, a 28-date North American headlining tour kicking off in Vancouver on May 15, with stops in Toronto and Montreal. This marks the band’s first tour since 2017. Local Natives will partner with Plus1 to donate $1 from select tickets to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and, most recently, Sunlit Youth [2016]. The latter received praise from Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian, and more as Dark Days exceeded 45 million Spotify streams followed by Coins with 23 million Spotify streams. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set - they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.

LOCAL NATIVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 15 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

May 16 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 17 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater

May 18 - PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 24 - CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall

May 25 - DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater

May 27 - TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 28 - MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theatre

May 30 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

May 31 - BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

June 1 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE

June 3 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 4 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club

June 6 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 7 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

June 8 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer

June 10 - RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz

June 11 - ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater

June 13 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater

June 14 - DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues

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

June 17 - DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 19 - SAN DIEGO, CA @  North Park Theatre

June 20 - SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory

June 21 - OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

June 28 - ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival

www.thelocalnatives.com

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LAMB OF GOD’S MARK MORTON TO RELEASE NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT ANESTHETIC ON MARCH 1

SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH WPP RECORDS / SPINEFARM RECORDS 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL


LISTEN TO LEAD TRACK THE TRUTH IS DEAD
AND CROSS OFF (FEAT. CHESTER BENNINGTON)

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has announced a new project that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Joining forces with WPP Records and Spinefarm Records on a worldwide basis, Morton will release a 10-track album under his own name and titled Anesthetic. It arrives on March 1, 2019 with CD and vinyl pre-order and merch bundles available now at www.markmortonmusic.com.

Listen to the lead track, The Truth Is Dead, featuring his Lamb of God bandmate, Randy Blythe, and Arch Enemy vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz, here. Follow-up track, Cross Off, features the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Morton will share the music live across North America next month, with a show in Toronto on March 15 at Lee’s Palace and Montreal on March 16 at L’Astral. See below for a complete list of dates.

The full track listing, complete with the list of guest artists is below. The album was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends, and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders, Lamb of God.

Starting as idea between Jake (leader of heavy rock band Oni and founder of WPP Records), producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium, Oni, Gojira) and Morton, the project quickly gathered steam – with Mark at the creative center, Josh Wilbur co-writing, recording, mixing, and producing, and Jake Oni also co-writing and performing.
 
Morton had been writing some of this debut for years. “This album wasn’t a concerted effort to start something outside Lamb of God,” he explains. “Music is always in my head, and until I write and record it, it’s stuck there. But once I record it, it’s out. It’s a catharsis, more for my own sanity.”

Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paulo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman and Marc Paul rounding out the band.

ANESTHETIC TRACK LISTING:
1. Cross Off (feat. Chester Bennington)
2. Sworn Apart (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
3. Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
4. The Never (feat. Chuck Billy + Jake Oni)
5. Save Defiance (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. Blur (feat. Mark Morales)
7. Back From The Dead (feat. Josh Todd)
8. Reveal (feat. Naeemah Maddox)
9. Imaginary Days
10. Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe + Alissa White-Gluz)

TOUR DATES:
March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC

March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ

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PARTING GIFT ANNOUNCE ENSOM EP SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 22 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE PALE OUT NOW WITH GRIPPING MUSIC VIDEO

TOURS WITH DREAM STATE AND BLOOD YOUTH

Toronto, ON – February 14, 2019 – Parting Gift
have announced a new body of work in the form of their Ensom EP, which will be released via Fearless Records on March 22. Alongside the announcement of this new release and the Manchester band’s signing to US rock powerhouse Fearless Records, the band have also released a single from the EP – Pale. Parting Gift vocalist Zac Vernon muses “Pale is the emptiness one cannot escape. It returns when the mind is idle. It seeks no endgame. It lives and breathes pain & it is the opposite of love. In Pale, the sacred grounds appear for the first time.”

From its blast-beating wall of sound intro to its ethereal yet impassioned vocal delivery, Pale is an enthralling and innovative composition that’s already captivating crowds at Parting Gift’s live shows. Its accompanying music video paints a bleak picture and it’s one which embodies the overall feeling of the EP. Zac says “The basis of the entire EP is the feeling of a cold, dark entity making one unable to feel anything. The darkest of dreams and visions, delusions. It is walking the thin line between what is real and what is in your mind. It is the obsession by what is seemingly out of one’s control. A sort of coping strategy for the pain it causes.”

Parting Gift have already racked up quite some miles on the road during their short time as a band so far and this year won’t be an exception with lengthy tours supporting the likes of Dream State and Blood Youth already lined up, as well as an appearance at Download Festival. See below for details.

PARTING GIFT ARE:
Zac Vernon (vocals) | Peter Vybiral (guitars)  
Jack Dutton (guitars) | George Barnes (drums)

TRACKLIST:
1. Pale
2. 03:07 (Moonlight)
3. Without Sin
4. Cold
5. Ensom

TOUR DATES:
March 28 – Reading – Face Bar^
March 29 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum^ 

April 1 – Guildford – Boileroom^

April 2 – Oxford – Bullingdon^

April 3 – Peterborough – Met Lounge^

April 4 – Birmingham – Flapper^

April 6 – Blackpool – Bootleg Social
^
April 7 – Manchester – Deaf Institute
^
April 12th Newcastle – Think Tank^

April 14 – Leeds – Key Club^
April 15 – Hull – Welly^

April 16 – Nottingham – Bodega^

April 17 – London – Underworld^

April 19 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio^

April 20 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms^

April 21 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin^

April 22 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach^
May 3 – Dorset – Teddy Rocks Festival
May 5 – Leicester – Handmade Festival
June 15 – Download Festival

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POP EVIL RELEASE BE LEGENDARY MUSIC VIDEO

EUROPEAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

BAND TO TOUR AUSTRALIA FOR FIRST TIME

ALL NEW SELF-TITLED LP OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 14, 2019 –Pop Evil has released a new music video for their track, Be Legendary, today as the band continues to wow fans across the U.S. on their current headline tour. Be Legendary marks the fourth music video the band has released from their most current self-titled album that came out last year.

 

Pop Evil once again teamed up with American film director, Columbia Tatone. The group previously collaborated with her on the past three music videos for A Crime To Remember, Colors Bleed, and Waking Lions. Be Legendary currently sits at #11 on the Active Rock Chart.

“When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive yet hypnotic guitar riff,” says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. “Suddenly I could see our fans coming together as one. I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could positively motivate people. Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives. Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live. Time will tell just how big this song can become.”

Director Columbia Tatone weighs in, “This story is for the underdogs. It’s about friendship and togetherness. A reminder that although life doesn’t always ‘play fair,’ know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you’re indeed made of and made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up.”

Pop Evil also teamed up with SWAGTRON, the No. 1 brand of light electric vehicles including ebikes and electric scooters. SWAGTRON supplied all the bikes seen in the video, as well as Swagcycle ebikes as prizes for Pop Evil giveaways through radio stations nationwide coinciding with the band’s current tour.

Pop Evil is in the middle of a headline tour in the U.S. with veteran comedian and former VH1 That Metal Show host, Don Jamieson, in direct support. Tickets including VIP packages are on sale now via the band’s website.

Pop Evil continues to live up to their road dog status. While the current U.S. run is wrapping up, the band will head right back out on the road to Europe for 10 days. 

The band will then head to Australia for the first time performing for their fans in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane for a four-day back to back trek. They'll then return home to the U.S. for eight additional shows including 98Rockfest in Charleston, SC on April 12 and WJRR's Earthday Birthday in Orlando, FL the following day.

In March of last year Pop Evil's single, Waking Lions, landed at #1 this on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart in the U.S. Waking Lions reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart, and is in the position of being one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. Waking Lions was the band's fifth #1 single with the previous four being Footsteps (2015), Torn to Pieces (2014), Deal With the Devil (2013), and Trenches (2013).

Pop Evil released their fifth LP, a self-titled album, on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL captures Kakaty and his bandmates at their most inspiring. 

Every song on the album offers a different spin on the concept behind the band’s name and in an era when many rock bands create a few strong singles, and six or seven less memorable songs and call it an album. POP EVIL is all killer, no filler – the best 11 songs culled from 30 demos. 

It’s a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock and even some electronic music. In the wake of the band’s peppy, upbeat 2015 album, UP, which debuted #1 on the Independent Artist Billboard Album Chart, it went on to produce their biggest single to date, Footsteps. It’s a wake-up call, a musical rebirth that inspired the band to self-title the release, partially since they’d never done so.

TOUR DATES: 
February 14 – The Complex – Springfield, MO
February 15 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
February 16 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
February 19 – Zoom Frankfurt – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
February 20 – La Trabendo – Paris, France
February 21 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
February 22 – Frannz-Club – Berlin, Germany
February 23 – Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
February 24 – Luxor – Koln, Germany
February 27 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
February 28 – O2 Academ3 – Birmingham, UK
March 1 – O2 Academy Islington – London, UK
March 2 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
April 4 – The Gov – Hindmarsh, Australia
April 5 – The Prince – Melbourne, Australia
April 6 – The Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
April 7 – The Zoo – Brisbane, Australia
April 10 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
April 11 – Cone Denim Entertainment Centre – Greensboro, NC
April 12 – Wybb Radio Show – Charleston, SC
April 13 – WJJR’s Earthday Birthday 26 – Orlando, FL
April 16 – Club LA – Destin, FL
April 18 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
April 19 – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH
April 20 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI

Purchase POP EVIL: http://smarturl.it/PEV

WATCH – Waking Lions: youtu.be/DOhsP6F2RmQ

WATCH – A Crime To Remember: youtu.be/X1lidUMNsnw

WATCH – Colors Bleed: youtu.be/7CunkD93ao8

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HIGH ON FIRE WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

ELECTRIC MESSIAH OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 11, 2019 – High On Fire took home the GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance last night at the 61st annual GRAMMY awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the music industry’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement.

This was the band’s first nomination and first win. High On Fire was nominated for Electric Messiah, the title track off their 2018 album of the same name. The band, now as winners, join the ranks of past winners such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Metallica and Slayer.

"We never really needed an award for doing what we love,” says frontman, Matt Pike. “Twenty-one years later, we finally got this. Thank you to the Academy." Pike went on to thank producer, Kurt Ballou among others. Bassist, Jeff Matz, sent out a heartfelt shoutout to long-time manager and friend, Nick John, who passed away last year, and who was an instrumental figure in the band’s success. Watch their speech here

High On Fire released Electric Messiah last year to some serious critical acclaim. The A.V. Club stated that "The bar for metal album of the year has been raised" and they couldn't be more correct. Electric Messiah has landed on a myriad of 2018 year-end lists including A.V. ClubRevolverLoudwire and Consequence of Sound.

Consequence of sound said the new LP “successfully construct Sabbath-ian, earth-moving riffs as their blueprint." Pitchfork said boldly, “When High On Fire rip, it’s like they're tearing through the whole universe.”

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s title track, Electric Messiah. “When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates, “so I had this dream where he got pissed at me."

"He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album 'Electric Messiah.'"

Additionally, High On Fire will be performing at 2019 Psycho Las Vegas taking place August 16-18, 2019 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort. Tickets are on sale now, click here for more info.

Electric Messiah reunites the band once again with producer, Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak) for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”

It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High on Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, Electric Messiah is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty. 

Purchase/stream Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

"High-octane heavy rock album that'll melt your face off." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Pike and his comrades have almost casually upped the ante, delivering their heaviest, most memorable and most windy animalistic material to date." - Classic Rock Magazine

"It's fucking badass" - Matt Pike

"'Electric Messiah' reached levels of intensity hitherto unmatched in this extremely heavy metal trio's 20-year career." - Metal Hammer

"I fucking love it." - Metalsucks

"High on Fire knows who they are. One of the great bands in the history of metal. Electric Messiah is their latest impressive entry to their credentials and you shouldn’t sleep on it." Heavy Blog is Heavy

"High on Fire remains one of the most recognizable acts in metal regardless of subgenres, and Electric Messiah reshapes that sphere as it sees fit to best serve the songs." - The Obelisk

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www.highonfire.net

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CAT CLYDE SHARES VIDEO FOR ALL THE BLACK VIA BAEBLE

ON THE ROAD WITH SHOWS
ACROSS ONTARIO AND QUEBEC IN FEBRUARY

IVORY CASTANETS OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 8, 2019 – As Canadian artist, Cat Clyde, prepares to launch new music this year, she gives everyone a taste through stunning visuals for new single, All The Black. The video premiered today via Baeble – watch it here.

Since the release of her 2017 debut album, Ivory Castanets, Cat has been on a roll. She wrapped tours supporting Paul Kelly and ZZ Ward across North America, shared the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter, Rodriguez (of acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman), rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves, and her first headline run across Canada. Cat is back on the road this month with Toronto band, Wild Rivers, stopping in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and London. See below for a complete list of dates. 

Ivory Castanets was released via Cinematic Music Group on May 5, 2017. Highlight track, Chimes In The Night, premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show, as well as online via The FADER. The song follows her track, Mama Said, which was the first piece of music to quickly grow on streaming platforms to reach over 9 million streams, along with Like A Wave, The Meadow, and Move Along, which was featured as a Magnificent 7 track for its premiere on  CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show. Check out Cat’s live performance of The Meadow at the Calgary Stampede City Sessions here.

Cat is making waves in the music scene with her unique sound, blending contemporary and classic elements and a vast array of influences. Her music peaked at 340.6K + monthly listeners on Spotify, with tracks featured on 96,000 Spotify playlists worldwide including: Fresh Folk, Spotify's Indie All Stars, Vintage Vibes, Women of Fresh Finds, Roots Rising, Relax & Unwind, Infinite Indie Folk, and Cool Hunting. 

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

Stay tuned for more from Cat in 2019 and be sure to catch her on tour this winter.

Watch and stream All The Black: catclyde.ffm.to/alltheblack
Stream and purchase Ivory Castanets: catclyde.lnk.to/ic
WATCH Like A Wave: bit.ly/2BmT0qw
WATCH Mama Said: youtu.be/gqXdU1IK2JI

TOUR DATES
February 27: Opera House - Toronto, ON
February 28: Mills Hardware - Hamilton, ON
March 4: Ouai - Montreal, QC
March 5: L'Anti- Quebec City, QC
March 6: The Ale House- Kingston, ON
March 7: Rum Runners - London, ON

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www.catclydemusic.com

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TYLER RAMSEY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FOR THE MORNING OUT APRIL 5TH ON FANTASY RECORDS

LISTEN TO A DREAM OF HOME

TOUR STARTS FEBRUARY 19TH TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Toronto, ON – February 7, 2019 –
Today, Tyler Ramsey, the former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist, announces the release of his exquisite new album, For The Morning, out April 5th, 2019 on Fantasy Records. Inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American roots music all his own. Listen to the absorbing lead track, A Dream of Home, here and pre-order For The Morning, here. Watch the album trailer here.

"This album came about in the midst of a lot of change,” explains Ramsey. “The birth of my daughter, a move to the country, and the steady realization that I needed to switch the road I was on in my life as a musician and songwriter. I tried to express and balance images of life as a constantly traveling and touring musician with the more connected life I live at home and the time I spend hiking in the mountains where I live."

For The Morning, written and produced by Ramsey, connects the listener to this setting with dexterous guitar fingerpicking and radiant acoustic piano; affecting pedal steel and gorgeous languid vocals. Ramsey, along with engineer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Joan Shelley, Strand of Oaks) and Seth Kauffman of Floating Action (and touring musician for Jim James, Ray LaMontagne), recorded a clutch of Ramsey demos at La La Land studios in Louisville, KY. For The Morning is complemented by spots from several guest musicians, including Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden who sing harmony on various tracks, the pedal steel player Russ Paul, Nathan Salsburg and Gareth Liddiard from The Drones on guitar.

A Dream of Home, one of the album’s many standouts, was written on a day off during a Horses tour. Ramsey holed himself up in a hotel room outside of Nashville and began writing about that familiar tug of greener grass, wondering if every musician’s dream of touring the world to play for huge audiences was actually all it was cracked up to be. The absorbing centerpiece, Breaking A Heart, glows with sublime piano chords and beautiful guitar playing while Ramsey’s pristine vocals are left hanging in the air like mist. Elsewhere, Evening Country is an updated, country music version of the song Evening Kitchen he wrote for the Band of Horses’ Grammy-nominated album, Infinite Arms, that swings with delicate harmonies and pedal steel.

Ramsey will spend much of 2019 on the road with dates across North America, the UK and Europe. The initial tour begins February 19th in Lexington, KY with indie rock musician Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) followed by multiple showcases at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, appearances at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion, Mountain Jam and solo dates with Strand of Oaks.

TOUR DATES:
February 19 – The Burl – Lexington, KY*
February 20 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN*
February 21 – Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA*
February 22 – Space – Evanston, IL*
February 24 – Mac's Bar – Lansing, MI*
February 25 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH*
February 26 – Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH*
March 10 - Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
March 12 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 12 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 14 – Luck Reunion – Luck, TX
March 15 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 16 – From The Hills With Love – Dripping Springs, TX   
March 19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
March 21 – Hendershots Coffee – Athens, GA
March 22 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
March 23 – WOOFstock – Charleston, SC
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^ 
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June15 – Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
*with Carl Broemel
^ with Strand of Oaks

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www.tylerramsey.com

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ANDREW BIRD DEBUTS SISYPHUS VIDEO

SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS CONFIRMED
 IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK

MY FINEST WORK YET OUT MARCH 22

ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2019 – Andrew Bird premieres his video for Sisyphus today—watch/share here. The song, which originally debuted last week, saw immediate critical praise including NPR naming it one of the best of January. Sisyphus is taken from his recently announced forthcoming album, My Finest Work Yet, due March 22 on Loma Vista. Pre-order the album here.

Of the Matthew Daniel Siskin-directed video, Bird explains, “We shot this video after a storm system moved through Los Angeles and there was a strange mist wisping through the mountains. I had an acute panic attack as I was standing on the edge of a thousand-foot precipice wearing this giant head mounted on a baseball helmet. The more extreme shots were handled by my stunt double, pro-climber Sterling Taylor.” He furthers, “I wanted the whistle melody to be this glorious wind in your hair rock n roll moment like a scene from Easy Rider thus the Dennis Hopper wig. The idea was to have a whole spin class on a flatbed truck, but I think this captures that sense of futility.”

Bird is also sharing the details of special, select shows celebrating the album release. The intimate performances will be held at Largo in Los Angeles, Green Mill in Chicago and National Sawdust in New York. See below for the full details. 

My Finest Work Yet was recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Produced by Paul Butler, Bird and band went for that Rudy Van Gelder jazz room sound where the instruments bleed in to all the mics in just the right way. Piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul feel while the lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. 

The album also includes previous single, Bloodless, which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin).

TOUR DATES:
March 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
April 2 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 3 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 8 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
April 9 - New York, NY - National Sawdust     

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www.andrewbird.net

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AVATAR ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

REVOLVER MAGAZINE PRESENTS 
AVATAR COUNTRY WORLD TOUR 2019

DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND

PRE-SALE AVAILABLE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2019
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2019


AVATAR COUNTRY OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2019 –
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5 in the Year of the King (2019). In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, AVATAR has announced their return to North America on the aptly named, Avatar Country World Tour 2019, presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later. Canadian stops include Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 8, 2019. A special pre-sale will be available on Thursday, February 7, 2019, via Blabbermouth (password: BBM2019) and Revolver Magazine (Revolver2019).

Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country, last year via Entertainment One. The LP debuted at #2 Indie, #4 Hard Music, #8 Rock, and #25 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Critics praised the release as well. NEW NOISE MAGAZINE said Avatar Country was, "the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively powerful."

LOUDWIRE called the opening track, Glory To Our King, sounds like "it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album." And finally, METAL INJECTION called Avatar Country, "a wonderful ride."

TOUR DATES:
3-May - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
19-May - Portland, ME - Aura
21-May - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
25-May - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace
3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo
8-Jun - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand
9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
10-Jun - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
15-Jun - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

www.avatarmetal.com

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WATCH HEALTH’S TRUE CRIME MYSTERY WEBISODE STRANGE DAYS (1999)

ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR

OUT FEBRUARY 8 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

“No one knew who was responsible for the murder of this underground rock singer... until an unexpected clue linked the crime to a series of brutal unsolved killings throughout the United States...” - STRANGE DAYS (1999)

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2019 – HEATH's true crime mystery webisode, STRANGE DAYS (1999), debuted today as an inside look at one of the year’s most bizarre music headlines. Watch it HERE. The video’s companion interactive investigation game via the ‘Messenger’ app allows fans to become detectives and sleuth for the truth – play HERE.

Four days away from the release of HEALTH’s new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which has been named one of 2019's ‘Most Anticipated’ releases by New York Magazine Vulture, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Treble, and more, will the twisted culprit behind these attacks be brought to justice? VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for pre-order HERE.

HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original, High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP, DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

 

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

Produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy.

Purchase/stream previous single STRANGE DAYS (1999):
Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon
Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

Early Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...[HEALTH’s] heaviest album yet"Revolver

"...a very promising first taste... truly heavy blasts of noise" Brooklyn Vegan

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability"Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24- Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall
April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR LP artwork

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SET IT OFF SHARE VIDEO FOR DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

STOPPING IN TORONTO MARCH 3

Toronto, ON – February 5, 2019 – Set It Off
have dropped their video for Dancing With The Devil, watch it here. The band’s diehard fanbase voted on which song the band should make a video for and Dancing With the Devil was their top choice. The band’s Fearless Records debut Midnight, is out now.

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

Midnight demonstrates a depth and breadth of musicianship. Carson played clarinet and guitarist Dan Clermont played trumpet on the record, while the band also incorporated live strings, live horns, and a live gospel choir into the album. Midnight also includes intricate, instrumental features by Reel Big Fish's Matt Appleton and Issues' Skyler Accord, as well as a vocal feature by Wayfarers.

Set It Off will also embark on a North American headline tour around album release. All dates are below. 

ICYMI:
Listen to Midnight Thoughts here.
Check out For You Forever.
Watch the  Lonely Dance video here.
Listen to Killer In The Mirror.

SET IT OFF ARE:
Cody Carson — Vocals
Dan Clermont — Guitar
Zach DeWall — Guitar
Maxx Danziger — Drums

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 1
February 15 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Hotel
February 16 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
February 17 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
February 19 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
February 20 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
February 23 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
February 24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
February 26 — Chicago, IL — Metro
February 27 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
February 28 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
March 2 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 3 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
March 5 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
March 6 — Toronto, ON — Mod Club
March 8 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
March 9 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
March 10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
March 12 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
March 13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
March 15 — Orlando, FL — The Abbey
March 18 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
March 19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
March 20 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
March 22 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
March 23 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy
March 24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall

MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 2
April 10 — Dublin Workmans Club, Ireland
April 12 — Glasgow G2, UK
April 13 — Leeds The Key Club, UK
April 14 — Newcastle Academy 2, UK
April 16 — Manchester Academy 3, UK
April 17 — Birmingham O2 Institute 2, UK
April 18 — London The Garage, UK
April 20 — Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
April 21 — Antwerp Kavka, Belgium
April 23 — Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
April 25 — Cologne MTC, Germany
April 26 — Hamburg HeadCRASH, Germany
April 27 — Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany

ABOUT SET IT OFF:
Set It Off — comprised of Cody Carson (vocals), Dan Clermont (guitar), Zach DeWall (guitar) and Maxx Danziger (drums )— are known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses. The end result is an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Set It Off, who originated in Clearwater, Florida but are now L.A.-based, command attention and bring authenticity back to pop music in a bold and unapologetic way. The group’s last full-length release, Upside Down, was cited as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press and followed the band’s sophomore album, Duality, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band’s debut full-length, Cinematics, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart. Now, Set It Off of come to Fearless Records for their next chapter with the dynamic new single, Lonely Dance, which affirms the band have reached a higher level of musicianship. The new track serves as a preview to some of the band’s upcoming, most edgy and pop-driven anthems to date.

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www.setitoffband.com

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RACHEL BECK ANNOUNCES 2019 EASTERN CANADA TOUR DATES

SHARES GORGEOUS RENDITION OF
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

TAKES HOME TWO MUSIC PEI AWARDS
AND EARNS TWO ECMA NOMINATIONS

“…even in heartbreak, Beck’s voice is strong, reassuring. It’s what ties together her piano-pop melodies, a call in the dark that provides a safe place to land.”  – CBC Music

Toronto, ON – February 4, 2019 – Singer-songwriter, Rachel Beck, has kicked off 2019 with a bang, taking home two 2019 Music PEI Awards and celebrating two 2019 ECMA nominations. Now, she is keeping the momentum going by sharing a stunning reinterpretation of the Whitney Houston classic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and announcing a string of tour dates that will take her across eastern Canada in February and March. Details can be found below, with tickets on sale now.

“One day, this song danced across the airwaves as I was cooking supper,” Beck recalls of I Wanna Dance With Somebody. “I had heard it a hundred times before, but I had never really paid attention to the lyrics. Suddenly, I was struck by the emotion of it. There is so much melancholy and longing hidden behind those catchy pop beats.”

The release of the cover follows Rachel’s first solo venture – her self-titled album, released last March, earning her two 2019 Music PEI Awards for Pop Recording of the Year and New Artist of the Year, and two 2019 ECMA nominations for Pop Recording of the Year and the Rising Star Recording of the Year. The album’s lead single, Reckless Heart, spent seven weeks on the CBC Music Top 20, peaking at #1. Produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake (Jenn Grant, David Myles, Fortunate Ones), the album features additional percussion work and vocal harmonies by Amy Beck – Rachel’s sister, with whom Rachel spent four years recording and touring as The Beck Sisters (2013 CBC Searchlight finalists).

Rachel’s hook-driven, emotive piano pop melodies captivate. And whether you see her live, hear her on the radio, or press play on one of her songs, the experience is just as impactful: you are not only brought under her vocal spell, but are an instant fan. 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Feb 13-17 - Folk Alliance International, Montreal, QC
Feb 21 - Five & Dime, Saint John, NB
Feb 23 - The Mack, Charlottetown, PE
Feb 27 - Second Wind Music Centre, Bristol, NB
Feb 28 - Rocket Science Room, Montreal, QC
Mar 1 - Elora Brewing Company, Elora, ON (w/The Wooden Sky)
Mar 2 - House Concert, Millbrook, ON
Mar 3 - Few Acres Farm Concerts, Russell, ON
Mar 6 - House Concert, Belleville, ON
Mar 7 - The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON
Mar 8 - LIVE! on Elgin, Ottawa, ON
Mar 10 - Arundel United Church, Arundel, QC
Tickets: rachelbeckmusic.com/shows

“Here's the voice we need on those days when nothing's right and everything sucks and people are lousy.  Rachel Beck's compassion and heart shine through each song, a little musical healing for us all.  Gentle, made mostly from piano, strings and voice, the power's in the humanity and understanding she puts in her songs.”  – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian

DOWNLOAD – I Wanna Dance With Somebody artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi res photo

www.rachelbeckmusic.com

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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RAPPER TOKEN AND TECH N9NE TEAM UP FOR NEW VIDEO YOUTUBE RAPPER

TOKEN PREPARES FOR BETWEEN SOMEWHERE TOUR KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 13 IN NEW YORK
AT THE BOWERY BALLROOM


STOP IN VANCOUVER ON FEBRUARY 27
 
NEW ALBUM BETWEEN SOMEWHERE OUT NOW! 

 

Toronto, ON – February 1, 2019 – Boston rapper, Token, releases the new video for his next single, YouTube Rapper, featuring Tech N9ne, which is on his current album, Between Somewhere.  Directed by Token and collaborator, Ben Proulx, the video exudes the intense energy that both rappers bring when they attack the stage.

YouTube Rapper serves as the fourth single released off the album as he prepares to hit the road on his Between Somewhere Tour, which kicks off February 13 in New York at the Bowery Ballroom, with a Canadian stop in Vancouver on February 27.  The tour will also feature Philly rapper, Kur, on selected dates. The 39-city tour will take the young rapper across the US hitting most major cities including Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta as well as to Europe including France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the UK. 

TOUR DATES
February 13 • New York, NY • Bowery Ballroom
February 15 • Cleveland, OH • Grog Shop
February 16 • Detroit, MI • Shelter
February 18 • Chicago, IL • Reggie’s
February 19 • Milwaukee, WI • The Rave Bar
February 20 • Minneapolis, MN • First Ave Entry
February 22 • Denver, CO • Bluebird Theater
February 23 • Salt Lake City, UT • Kilby Court
February 25 • Missoula, MT • The Top Hat
February 27• Vancouver, BC • Fortune Sound Club
March 1 • Seattle, WA • The Vera Project
March 2 • Portland, OR • Hawthorne
March 5 • Sacramento, CA • Harlow’s
March 6 • Los Angeles, CA • Roxy
March 9 • Santa Ana, CA • Constellation Room
March 10 • Phoenix, AZ • Valley Bar
March 12 • Dallas, TX • Cambridge Room
March 17 • Atlanta, GA • The Masquerade
March 19 • Washington, DC • U Street
March 20 • Philadelphia, PA • Voltage Lounge
March 23 • Boston, MA • Paradise
April 5 • Orleans, FRANCE • Astrolabe
April 6 • Lille, FRANCE • l’Aeronef
April 7• Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS • Bitterzoet
April 9 • Lyon, FRANCE • Ninkasi Kao
April 10 • Paris, FRANCE • Le Badaboum
April 11 • Bordeaux, FRANCE• i-Boat
April 13 • Zurich, SWITZERLAND • Exil Club
April 14 • Munich, GERMANY • Ampere
April 15 • Vienna, AUSTRIA • Flex Café
April 17 • Berlin, GERMANY • Musik & Frieden
April 18 • Warsaw, POLAND • Hydrozagadka
April 20 • Frankfurt, GERMANY • Zoom
April 21 • Colonge, GERMANY • Yuca
April 22 • Brussels, BELGIUM • AB Club
April 24 • London, UK • Islington Academy
April 25 • Birmingham, UK • Academy 3
April 26 • Manchester, UK • Yes
April 28 • Dublin, IRELAND • Dublin Academy Green Room

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

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

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

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

www.tokenhiphop.com

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

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THE COLD MANITOBA PROJECT SHARE NEW TRACK HOMETOWN DOWN HEART

SONG FOLLOWS LEAD SINGLE COLD MANITOBA

PROCEEDS FROM BOTH TRACKS TO BENEFIT THE NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

Toronto, ON – February 1, 2019 – In 2018, Michael Boguski (Blue Rodeo), Chris Mason and Lucas Goetz (formerly of Deep Dark Woods), Jim Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo), Chris Sleightholm and Dustin Bentall, teamed up to form The Cold Manitoba Project. Spearheaded by Boguski, the collective of like-minded creatives were moved by Gord Downie’s call for all Canadians to do whatever we can to help move towards healing and reconciliation through awareness, education and action, and began the search for a grassroots charity to support, and a creative way to do so.

Together, they recorded and released Cold Manitoba, with 100% of the proceeds from the track benefitting the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba – a Native-owned and operated treatment centre that directly targets the addictions problems facing First Nations Peoples in Manitoba and the surrounding area. Today, they share a new chapter in the Project, releasing a second single – Hometown Down Heart. Listen to/buy the song here and have a look at the video – which premiered yesterday with Exclaim.ca – for a deeper insight into The Cold Manitoba Project and their mission. 

Like its predecessor, Hometown Down Heart was originally penned by Toronto songwriter, Eddie Orso. The goal of the project is to move people towards healing – healing as individuals and as communities – and to help bring more awareness to unifying issues, such as substance abuse and mental health, and to think of ways to reconcile and move towards peace and togetherness.

“I couldn't be more passionate about this project,” reflects Boguski. “Great musicians working together to help a great cause. The musicians on these tracks are my favourite. I live to hear every note they play. This is a cause that is very dear to my heart. We're all connected. From the moment I heard Gord was fighting to do his thing, and having that brief moment with him side-stage before we did the Lost Together encore at Massey, I just felt an energy coming from him that went right into my core. Let's keep building on what Gord asked every Canadian to do. Don't let the negative news diminish your lovelight. It doesn't take much if we all do our part!”

He continues, “The particular line in Hometown Down Heart, ‘they don't have to feel’, resonates strongly. When you see someone on the street, struggling with addiction issues, lying in the cold, do you have a heart? Can you not feel? If you feel motivated to do more in your local community, do it. First Nations communities exist throughout this shared land of ours. Reconciliation is the supreme act of love. Don't be afraid to follow your heart.”

For more information on the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba please visit: www.nacm.ca

DOWNLOAD – artist collage photo | DOWNLOADHometown Down Heart artwork

www.thecoldmanitobaproject.com

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LAST GANG RECORDS CELEBRATE MULTIPLE 2019 JUNO AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR ACCLAIMED ARTISTS CHROMEO AND RHYE

CHROMEO EARN NODS FOR GROUP OF THE YEAR
AND POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
FOR THEIR 2018 RELEASE HEAD OVER HEELS

RHYE UP FOR ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR FOR
SOPHOMORE RECORD BLOOD

Toronto, ON — February 1, 2019Last Gang Records is proud to have two of their world-renowned artists nominated for four 2019 JUNO Awards! Announced on Tuesday at a press conference in Toronto, funk legends, Chromeo, earned nods for Group of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, for their 2018 release, Head Over Heels; while Rhye saw nominations for Alternative Album of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year for their acclaimed sophomore release, Blood.

Chromeo saw mass praise for their latest release, Head Over Heels, which surpassed 25 million global album streams across all platforms, and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical. They were heralded by media world-wide, with Consequence of Sound stating they “make a pretty compelling case for funk’s necessity”, Rolling Stone declaring them “an international force”, and Billboard asserting that “Chromeo’s charm is hypnotic”, while gracing the covers of VOIR Magazine and Canadian Musician.

The band toured the record extensively, giving over 100 live performances in 2018, with sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris, London and more, plus festival plays at Coachella and Bonnaroo, where they were one of two acts to hit the main stage at each – as well as standout sets at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Skookum and Pitchfork Fest. The duo made television appearances in 2018 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – becoming the only Canadian artist, besides Alessia Cara, to perform on both shows in 2018 – plus an exclusive full-band performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk.

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

Rhye saw 2018 as a year of non-stop touring, including sold out headline performances at Massey Hall (Toronto), Corona Theatre (Montreal), Vogue Theatre (Vancouver), along with headline festival appearances at Hillside Festival, Westward Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Mile End Festival. Key performances at Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, Lowlands, Primavera, Pukkelpop, and more saw Rhye traverse to share the music with a global fanbase.

Last November, Rhye released the follow up, Blood Remixed, featuring 14 songs from Blood, as re-imagined by RY X, Moon Boots, Mano Le Tough, Poolside, Jacques Greene, Little Dragon, llangelo, amongst others. Rhye is currently working on new music, set for release in 2019.

The 2019 JUNO Award winners will be revealed in London, ON next month.

DOWNLOAD – hi-res Chromeo photo | DOWNLOAD – hi-res Rhye photo

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

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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THE BLUE STONES ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

BAND TO SUPPORT GRANDSON IN CANADA

NEW LP BLACK HOLES OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 –
The Alt-rock duo, The Blue Stones, have announced a heaping dose of tour dates throughout The United States and Canada surrounding their support tour with Grandson. The band will perform on select radio shows and festivals, most notably Bottle Rock, Shaky Knees, LaureLive, and 98Rock Festivals. See below for a full list of tour dates.

“We’ve been waiting for a coast-to-coast headline tour for a long time,” says the duo’s frontman, Tarek Jafar. “We’ve been waiting for the entirety of our band’s existence. Don’t expect a marathon pace. Come ready for a rock show.” 

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

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

The Blue Stones have seen massive success in the new music business’ streaming model. Prestigious Spotify playlists like Rock This, Totally Alt, New Noise, Dirty Rock and more have all featured the band’s hit single, Black Holes (Solid Ground).

Fans will recognize Rolling With The Punches and Black Holes (Solid Ground) as they have received several placements in the USA Network’s hit show Suits, Showtime’s comedy series, Shameless, and ESPN's Monday Night Football. Black Holes (Solid Ground), which is the official lead single, has amassed over 10 million worldwide streams.

Black Holes was released in October of last year to some credible critical acclaim. Alternative Press put it well by saying the band “is 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?’”

Listening to the larger-than-life, but tight and precise blues-rock of The Blue Stones on their eOne debut, Black Holes, it is astonishing to discover just two people create all that sound and fury.

TOUR DATES:

February 15 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room^

February 16 - Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House^

February 21- Buffalo, NY - Rec Room^

February 22– Montreal, QC - Petit Campus*

February 23- Ottawa, ON– Babylon*

February 26– London, ON- London Concert Theatre*

February 27– Kitchener, ON - The Wax*

February 28 – Hamilton, ON - The Studio*

March 1 – Toronto, ON - Opera House*

March 2 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino^

March 4 - Burlington, VT- Higher Ground^

March 5 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater^

March 6 - New York, NY - Pianos^

March 7 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar^

March 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose^

March 11 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse^

March 12 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall^

March 20 - Chicago, IL - Schubas^

March 21 - Peoria, IL - Kenny’s^

March 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar^

March 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Café^

March 25 – Winnipeg - Park Theatre~

March 26 – Regina - The Exchange~

March 27 – Saskatoon - Capitol Music Club~

March 28 – Edmonton - Rec Room~

March 29 – Calgary -The Gateway~

March 30 – Kelowna - Doc Willoughby’s~

April 1 – Vancouver - Fox Cabaret~

April 2 – Victoria - Lucky Bar~

April 5 - Seattle, WA  -Central Salon^

April 6 - Eugene, OR - Wildcraft Cider Works^

April 8 - Oakland, CA - Starlite Social Club^

April 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge^

April 13 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds - WJRR RADIO FESTIVAL

April 14 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena - 98Rock Fest

April 23 - Columbus, OH – CD102.5 Day w/ FOALS

May 5 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival

May 25 - NAPA, CA – Bottle Rock Festival

June 8 - Cleveland, OH – LaureLive Festival

^US Headline

*supporting Grandson

~CA Headline

 

DOWNLOAD – high res press photo

 

www.thebluestonesmusic.com

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ANDREW BIRD’S MY FINEST WORK YET OUT MARCH 22 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

NEW SINGLE SISYPHUS DEBUTS TODAY

“My Finest Work Yet is my finest work yet” – Andrew Bird

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Andrew Bird confirms the release of his forthcoming album, My Finest Work Yet, due March 22 on Loma Vista. Pre-order the album here. The record features ten songs including the new single, Sisyphus, which debuts today – watch/share the video here, and stream/purchase the track here.

My Finest Work Yet finds Bird grappling with themes of current day dichotomies and how to identify a moral compass amidst such divisive times. “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what make us whole – there’s an intimacy one shares with their opponent when locked in such a struggle. If we were to just walk away would our enemies miss us? How did we get to this point and how can we, through awareness of it, maybe pull ourselves out of this death spiral,” says Bird.

He tackles these topics with a more direct songwriting approach than his previous releases, taking greater risks both lyrically and in recording. Bird and the band taped all the songs live without headphones or separation attempting to create a sound where all instruments bled into each other’s microphones. Of the new music, Bird reflects, “There is a certain optimism to this record…it’s pretty up musically though it doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the lyrics.” Produced by Paul Butler, My Finest Work Yet was recorded at Barefoot Recordings in Los Angeles, CA.

The new single, Sisyphus, is titled after the Greek king punished by Zeus for trying to outsmart the gods and cheat death. Bird shares that the track, “is about being addicted to your own suffering and the moral consequences of letting the rock roll.”

His previous single, Bloodless, which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin), also appears on the new album – watch/share Bloodless here. Written after the 2016 election, Bird states, “Bloodless has always been the template for the rest of the album,” furthering, “it took me a while to step back and say, ‘What can I say that’s going to be helpful?’ I feel like if I’m going to contribute to anything, it should be coming from some perspective that we haven’t yet thought about.”

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear.

MY FINEST WORK YET TRACKLIST:
1. Sisyphus
2. Bloodless
3. Olympians
4. Cracking Codes
5. Fallorun
6. Archipelago
7. Proxy War
8. Manifest
9. Don the Struggle
10. Bellevue Bridge Club

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www.andrewbird.net

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PEDRO CAPÓ & FARRUKO’s CALMA (REMIX) BECAME THE #1 MOST WATCHED MUSIC VIDEO AND STREAMING LATIN SONG IN THE WORLD!

“Pedro Capó and Farruko's ‘Calma (Remix)’ is taking over streaming platforms… Pedro Capó gave a romantic vibe to 2018 with his single ‘Calma’ … ‘Calma (Remix)’ is a reggae-infused song that organically meshes Capo’s pop flair with Farruko’s urban pulses. The music video is an invitation for disconnection; a subtle request to escape… The sun, the Caribbean sea, and its beaches are the antidote for bleakness” – Billboard

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Last week’s global YouTube music charts saw Pedro Capó’s smash single Calma (Remix) become Latin Music’s latest standout, garnering over 86 million views in one week (totaling over 500 million views combined since release), and reached #1 on both the Global Top Music Videos and Global Top Songs charts. 

 

Likewise, climbing fast on Spotify, Calma (Remix) reached #5 on the platform’s Global Top 50 chart (amongst tracks from Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Sam Smith & Bad Bunny), and #2 on the Spotify Viral 50 Chart in Canada!  Having also reached #1 in multiple countries at Deezer (14), Spotify (11), Apple Music (9), and Shazam, Calma (Remix) became Latin music’s overall #1 streaming song in the world. That streaming success is now crossing over to the airwaves as well, as the track has reached #1 on eight Latin American official radio charts, and recently surged into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs as the chart's Greatest Gainer.

 

With last year’s release of his now trademark single, Calma, Capó created a welcoming invitation for people around the world to escape the everyday chaos and stress of life with an immersion into the more relaxed beach vibe of his native island.

 

Soon after release, urban music star, Farruko, quickly became one of the song’s biggest fans and personally reached out to Pedro about a collaborative remix. The perfect pairing of likewise relaxed urban beats, with the track’s laidback melody has created a widely embraced global hit that has quickly claimed over 600 million combined streams, and seen Pedro collect platinum certification in the U.S. Latin market (5x), Mexico (3x) and across multiple countries in Latin America. Next up, watch for Pedro to bring the Calma vibe direct to live audiences on tour – see full dates below. 

Click to watch the video: Calma Remix

TOUR DATES:
March 23:  Costa Rica
March 27: Mexico City, MX - Teatro Lunario
March 28:  Monterrey, MX
March 31:  Mexico
May 24: Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
May 25: Orlando, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
May 31: Washington, D.C. - The Howard Theatre
* With more U.S. appearances to be announced shortly. 

www.pedrocapomusica.com

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BEAR’S DEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 26

LISTEN TO NEW TRACKS FUEL ON THE FIRE
AND BLANKETS OF SORROW

UK/EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Today, Bear’s Den announce their third studio album, So that you might hear me, will be released on April 26th. The band also reveal two new tracks, showcasing the breadth of musicality on the record. Listen to Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow here and pre-order the new album here.

So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer, Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty), and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy).

A need for connection lies at the heart of the band’s third album. Both bold and exposed, intimate yet expansive, the first two tracks are a perfect example of this: Fuel On The Fire pulses and blossoms from the visceral throb of drum machine beats and electric guitars into an orchestral beauty that showcases the more electronic side of the band. This is juxtaposed with the bewitching Blankets Of Sorrow that demonstrates the more intimate Bear’s Den sound and explores themes of familial love and of trying to reach someone who can no longer be reached. With the band beloved by their fans for the way their songs have woven themselves into the fabric of some of the most bittersweet chapters of their lives, So that you might hear me continues in that vein, pairing soaring melodies with poignant and at times unsettlingly personal lyricism.

So that you might hear me is the follow-up to 2014’s Islands, which earned the band an Ivor Novello nomination, and 2016’s more expansive Red Earth & Pouring Rain, which reached #6 in the UK chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career, with Red Earth & Pouring Rain seeing them cap four years of non-stop touring, selling a total of 100,000 tickets across Europe, which included two glorious sold-out homecoming shows at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo. The band has announced an intimate European tour, including a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Details can be found below with tickets available here.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Hiding Bottles
  2. Fossils
  3. Fuel on the Fire
  4. Breaker / Keeper
  5. Not Every River
  6. Laurel Wreath
  7. Crow
  8. Conversations with Ghosts 
  9. Evangeline
  10. Blankets of Sorrow

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
01/04/19 - Oosterpoort - Groningen NL
02/04/19 - Paradiso - Amsterdam NL
03/04/19 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin DE
04/04/19 - Gloria - Cologne DE
06/04/19 - Cirque Royal - Brussels BE
07/04/19 - Maroquinerie - Paris FR
09/04/19 - Rock City - Nottingham UK
10/04/19 - Academy - Dublin IE
11/04/19 - Limelight 1 - Belfast UK
13/04/19 - Barrowlands - Glasgow UK
14/04/19 - Albert Hall - Manchester UK
16/04/19 - O2 Academy - Bristol UK
17/04/19 - O2 Guildhall - Southampton UK
23/04/19 - Shepherd’s Bush Empire - London UK

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www.bearsdenmusic.co.uk

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HEALTH RELEASE NEW SONG FEEL NOTHING VIA ADULT SWIM

FROM ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR
OUT FEBRUARY 8 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR INCLUDES
SHOWS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – January 28, 2019 – HEALTH just shared FEEL NOTHING via Adult Swim Singles, marking the 23rd installment of the current program. The new song also features as the third track on the trio’s forthcoming new album, Vol. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of the band’s storied career. Set for release on February 8th via Loma Vista, and recorded with longtime producer, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), the album uses every tool in contemporary production to distill the current era of anxiety into a listening experience that is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. The group head out on a North American tour in April, including shows at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver on April 13th, Velvet Underground in Toronto on April 23rd, Brooklyn’s Elsewhere The Hall on April 25th and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10th. Listen to FEEL NOTHING and pre-order VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR HERE.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR was introduced with the Zev Deans-directed video for first single, SLAVES OF FEAR, which was praised by Pitchfork, Revolver, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP, DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy. Album closer, DECIMATION, is the most radical move in the band's catalog to date: a gorgeous guitar ballad, a plea for purpose and meaning in a time that makes both feel impossible.

Over the last year, the band hinted at a new range and ambitiousness. Shows with black-metallers Deafheaven and R&B-savvy rockers, The Neighbourhood led to single collaborations with indie heroes Purity Ring and Soccer Mommy (MASS GRAVE), French techno brutalist Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and L.A. industrial fiends Youth Code (INNOCENCE), with plenty more to come.

Purchase/stream previous single STRANGE DAYS (1999):

Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon
Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

Early Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...[HEALTH’s] heaviest album yet" - Revolver

"...a very promising first taste... truly heavy blasts of noise" - Brooklyn Vegan

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability" - Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
January 30 - Brixton, UK -  O2 Academy Brixton *
January 31 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg  *
February 1 - Cologne, DE - Palladium *
February 3 - Hamburg -  Docks *
February 4 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys *
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24- Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall
April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts|
April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

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Soundcloud: found.ee/HEALTH_SC

www.youwillloveeachother.com

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Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner's network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

ABOUT TURNER:
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ENTERTAINMENT ONE LICENSES COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF HARD ROCK/METAL TITANS BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

NEW AND IMPROVED, DIGITALLY REMIXED AND REMASTEREDVERSION OF SONIC BREW TITLED
 SONIC BREW 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 – 5.19 LP
TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 17, 2019
                                                                    

BAND ANNOUNCES 20 YEARS OF SONIC BREWTALITY TOUR WITH STOPS IN TORONTO MAY 14 & 15

Toronto, ON – January 29, 2019 – Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed the complete back catalogue of Black Label Society (BLS), the hard rock group led by American guitar icon, Zakk Wylde. In addition to the band's last three albums which were released on eOne, the Company has licensed the following titles: Sonic Brew, Stronger Than Death, 1919 Eternal, The Blessed Hellride, Hangover Music Vol. VI, Mafia, and Shot to Hell. Fans can expect these titles in never-before-released formats over the next few years.

eOne’s Scott Givens, SVP, Rock, Music, says, “I’m delighted to expand our partnership with Zakk and Black Label Society to now include all his amazing earlier work." 

Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour,  a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the release of a new, reimagined version of the band’s iconic 1999 debut LPSonic Brew, on May 17, 2019 titled, Sonic Brew - 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 - 5.19,  original formula with enhanced flavour.

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance,"says Wylde from his home studio. “We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.” 

The new re-blended version of Sonic Brew will feature two new bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of Spoke In The Wheel, and an acoustic version of Black Pearl.

 

Wylde continues, although we wish he would stop, “I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive” dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”


The band will play two shows in each market - the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.

 

Dates begin April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, with two shows in Toronto on May 14 and 15, wrapping up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 1.

Sonic Brew was initially released in Japan on October 28, 1998, and contained 13 tracks and a free Zakk Wylde guitar pick. The album was subsequently released in North America on May 4, 1999, with three bonus tracks including a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tears, recorded with bassist, Mike Inez, of Alice in Chains. 

Last year, Black Label Society soared into the charts with their album, Grimmest Hits, which landed at #4 on the Billboard Current Charts, the highest-charting LP since 2009's Order Of The BackGrimmest Hits also reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Music and Independent Charts, and #2 on the Rock Chart.

Wylde  is now reunited on stage with Ozzy Osbourne, whom he refers to as “the boss,” after an eight-year break. Wylde will kick off the U.K portion of the No More Tours 2 tour tomorrow night in Dublin, Ireland at 3Arena. Tickets are on sale now. 

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor. 

Now with ten BLS studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Zakk Wylde rides ever forward, fist held high.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass  
Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums

TOUR DATES
April 24 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 25 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
April 27 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 30 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 1 -  Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 4 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
May 6 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter"
May 14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 15 - Toronto, ON
- Opera House
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 18 - Clarksville, TN - O'Connors
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

Black Label Society on Spotify: spoti.fi/2mfdtpy

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DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

www.zakkwylde.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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TOURIST COMPANY RELEASE INTROSPECTIVE NEW SINGLE CONFLICTED/RESTRICTED

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES
THROUGH FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2019 – Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. Today, the duo – comprised of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Perry – share the next chapter in their musical career, with the release of their new single, Conflicted/Restricted. Have a listen and check out the lyric video here.

The pair will be taking their new music on the road, with shows announced across Canada, sharing the stages with fellow alt-rock group, Long Range Hustle. The tour will wrap in Toronto on March 22nd. See below for full details.

Conflicted/Restricted premiered yesterday with Indie88 and marks a thematic turning point for the band. While Apollo explored the parallels between the members’ own lives and the vast mystery of outer-space, and was far-reaching, cinematic and grandiose, the new music is introspective and expressive of what processing disaster feels like.  

"This song is an inner monologue of that moment that you realize there’s no escaping from the inevitable and there’s nothing you can do about it. Imagine you’re out and you realize that you’ve forgotten to turn off the stove, so you race home. As you approach your neighbourhood you see smoke in the distance and time slows down to a crawl. Your heart races; adrenaline takes over. It’s too late."

With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, Vancouver’s Tourist Company have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own. Orchestral elements swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive. This duo of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Parry, have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide.

Tourist Company will release a new album later this year, with details to come soon.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 23 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway *
February 26 - Edmonton, AB - The Buckingham *
February 28 - Kelowna, BC - Fernando's *
March 1 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret *
March 2 - Victoria, BC - Copper Owl *
March 4 - Rossland, BC - Flying Steamshovel *
March 5 - Red Deer, AB -  Bo’s Bar & Grill *
March 6 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern *
March 8 - Winnipeg, MB - The Cavern **
March 22 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern *
*with Long Range Hustle
**with The Bloody Historians

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www.touristcompany.ca

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I’M WITH HER RELEASES NEW SONG CALL MY NAME

SINGLE MARKS FIRST COLLABORATION WITH PRODUCER MIKE ELIZONDO

HEAR IT AT CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND HERE

TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW FOR US, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2019 –
Today, I'm With Her, the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan, release Call My Name, a new single that marks their first original composition since the release of their heralded debut album, See You Around, and their first collaboration with producer and musician, Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Muse, Ed Sheeran).

The single will be available through all digital service providers. Listen to Call My Name and read its origin story exclusively at Consequence of Sound here.

Call My Name marks a creative leap forward for the band. Its quietly assertive vocals glide over the sinuous melody, which is punctuated by subtle percussion and swirling fiddle lines. The song’s meditative mood is further enhanced by the group’s distinctive, shimmering three-part harmonies, which inspired Variety’s Chris Willman to observe, “when all three voices are going — hell, when just one or two are going — it’s bliss.” NPR Music’s Bob Boilen wrote, “they know how to gather round a microphone and sing directly from their heart to yours. Purity is the brilliance behind I'm With Her.”

Aoife O’Donovan offers insight into the band’s creative process, “this track is a result of a real collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo. We had two days in the studio and a finished song, but we had no idea how it was going to turn out. Mike’s approach to recording and producing the track was incredible,” she recalls. “We gave him a few reference points, and he created a beat that became the bed of the entire song. Having never recorded in this way as a band, it sets Call My Name apart in its sonic landscape and feel, while retaining the intimacy that has become a cornerstone of our band.”

After performing over 100 shows in 2018 (including sold-out performances across the United States and Europe), the band will continue touring the world in February. Stops include shows in Boston, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, London, Amsterdam, and the band’s first shows in Australia. A full list of dates is below.

I’M WITH HER TOUR DATES:
January 26 - Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor Folk Festival
February 13 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
February 14 - Storrs, CT - Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
February 15 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
February 16 - Princeton, NJ - McCarter Theatre
February 17 - Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
February 19 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center
February 20 - Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium
February 21 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium 
February 23 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
February 24 - Austin, TX - Hogg Memorial Auditorium
February 26 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
February 27 - Kansas City, MO - Folly Theater
February 28 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
March 1 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
March 2 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
March 19 - London, UK - Hackney Empire
March 21 - Oslo, NO - Riksscenen
March 22 - Copenhagen, DK - Christians Kirke
March 23 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 24 - Badalona, ES - Blues & Ritmes Festival
March 28 - Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theatre
March 29 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Festival
March 30 - Madison, GA - Madison Chamber Music Festival
March 31 - Washington, DC - The Kennedy Center
April 16 - Sydney, AU - Sydney Recital Hall
April 18 - Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Recital Hall
April 19 - Byron Bay, AU - Bluesfest
April 20 - Byron Bay, AU - Bluesfest
April 22 - Byron Bay, AU - Bluesfest
May 23 - Virginia Beach, VA - VA Art Fest
May 25 - Cumberland, MD - Delfest
June 1 - Charleston, SC - Spoleto Festival
July 27 - Lyons, CO - RockyGrass
July 28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks*
July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden*
November 11 - Punta Cana, DO - All The Best Fest
November 12 - Punta Cana, DO - All The Best Fest
November 13 - Punta Cana, DO - All The Best Fest
November 14 - Punta Cana, DO - All The Best Fest
November 15 - Punta Cana, DO - All The Best Fest

*supporting John Prine

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www.imwithherband.com

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RADIANT BABY SHARES FUNNY GAMES VIDEO

ON TOUR IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH WITH STOPS IN
QUEBEC CITY, MONTREAL AND TORONTO

NEW ALBUM RESTLESS DUE OUT FEBRUARY 8th
ON LISBON LUX RECORDS

"Radiant Baby has garnered a reputation as one of Montreal's hottest musical properties and it is a reputation well-earned. Tight melodies and effervescently pleasant instrumentation, paired with dynamic lyricism and a compelling visual aesthetic, have made Felix Mongeon's electro-pop a sensation."The 405

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2019 – Today, Montreal-based electro-pop artist, Radiant Baby, shares his new single, Funny Games, and its accompanying music video. Brooklyn Vegan has debuted the video, stating, “In the bouncy, danceable track he deals with romantic issues and it’s clear he’s not laughing. The video unearths footage from his radiant childhood”. Check out the new song here and catch Radiant Baby on tour in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto through February (full details below).

Funny Games explores ambivalence and conflicts in romantic relationships. The song conveys a mixture of frustration, hope, disappointment and excitement. Relationships are funny games: amusing and playful, yet strange and difficult to grasp. This is the final single to be released off Radiant Baby's debut full-length, Restless, which is out February 8th on Lisbon Lux Records.

Felix Mongeon, aka Radiant Baby has been making a name for himself in the Montreal music scene for the last two years. Since his early beginnings, his rich and festive electro-pop productions have won over fans and media alike. Following his flamboyant debut EP It’s My Party in 2017, Radiant Baby starts afresh with his first full length, due out in February 2019. For his upcoming LP, he merges crisp electronic sounds with raw IRL instrumentation, conveying a more mature and dynamic aesthetic. To convey this new direction, Radiant Baby is currently developing a new live show with a full band.

R.B. has shared the stage with world-renowned artists, such as Peaches, Kali Uchis, Róisín Murphy, and Yelle. He has also played at POP Montreal, M for Montreal, Canadian Music Week, Fashion & Design Festival and Piknic Électronik. Radiant Baby signed to Lisbon Lux Records (LLR) in 2016.

"Radiant Baby's Firecracker fuses tropical tranquility with nostalgic synth-pop to deliver a desirous, yet delicate love song."The Line Of Best Fit

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 8 - Le Maelstrom (with Sorry Girls) - Quebec City, QC
February 22 - Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC
February 23 - The Baby G - Toronto, ON

March 08 - Piano’s - New York, NY*
March 10 - Arlene’s Grocery - New York, NY*
* New Colossus Music Festival

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soundcloud.com/radiant-baby
radiantbaby.bandcamp.com

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BAILEN ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM THRILLED TO BE HERE OUT APRIL 26th ON FANTASY RECORDS

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE I WAS WRONG

TORONTO, ON – January 25, 2019 – Gorgeous harmonies, striking arrangements and evocative songwriting marks BAILEN as an undeniable and welcome new arrival. The NYC-based trio – fraternal twins Daniel (vocals/bass/synth/guitar), David (vocals/drums), and younger sister, Julia Bailen (vocals/guitar) – will release their debut album, Thrilled To Be Here, produced by GRAMMY-Award winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs), on April 26th via Fantasy Records. Pre-order the album here.

The group’s beguiling three-part harmonies fuel the album’s first single, I Was Wrong, a statement of compassion and self-reflection. BAILEN explain: “The song is about coming together and listening to the other side of an argument, hearing another perspective, and being able to say I was wrong. It was inspired by the growing global divide in ideology and a general unwillingness to hear out someone with differing opinions. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is admit your faults, but often it’s the only way to move forward.” I Was Wrong is out today and available to stream here.

BAILEN’s otherworldly musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, it’s in their DNA. Raised in New York by their classically trained parents, Daniel, David and Julia immersed themselves in the family’s diverse record collection. The group’s highly collaborative songs are formed by three very different individuals who were all inspired by literature and a love of language. The resulting confident, meticulous songcraft of Thrilled To Be Here is rooted in the young group’s preternatural dexterity, insight and lyrical bite.

Detail-oriented and precise, the members of BAILEN found the perfect counterpoint in producer Congleton’s more open approach: “We think micro, and John was really good at thinking macro for the record,” Julia observes. “First records are special because you’ve spent your whole life writing them. Recording our album in a month at the same studio with one producer meant that we kept the creativity, but also found the cohesiveness.”

BAILEN has emerged by cultivating a passionate following via their live show, guesstimating over 300 shows to date, and touring and collaborating with such artists as Amos Lee, The Lone Bellow, Joseph, Oh Wonder, and others. The band has also announced a U.S. headline tour that begins February 20th in Pontiac, MI., and includes shows at Chicago’s Schubas on the 21st and L.A.’s Bootleg Theatre on March 7th. Last night, BAILEN celebrated the announcement of Thrilled To Be Here with a packed hometown show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. A full itinerary is listed below and tickets are on-sale now.

THRILLED TO BE HERE TRACKLIST:

  1. Something Tells Me
  2. I Was Wrong
  3. Your Love Is All I Know
  4. Bottle It Up
  5. Stand Me Up
  6. Going On A Feeling
  7. Stray Dog
  8. Eyelashes
  9. Not Gonna Take Me
  10. Rose Leaves
  11. Careless Wishing

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
2/20 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room

2/21 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

2/23 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club

2/24 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel

2/25 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry

2/28 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

3/01 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret

3/02 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
3/05 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord

3/07 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre

3/09 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress

3/19 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

3/20 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
3/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe

3/22 - State College, PA - Penn State University

4/04 - Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge

4/06 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live Upstairs

www.bailentheband.com

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WILD RIVERS KICK OFF THE YEAR DEBUTING NEW SINGLE MOVING TARGET VIA NO DEPRESSION

BAND BEGINS CANADIAN LEG OF THEIR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON FEBRUARY 27

EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

“A climactic, celebratory chorus, sounding like the soundtrack for a party.” – Rolling Stone

“Merges many genres gracefully by adding vocal harmonies and an acoustic guitar to their folk-pop and soul hybrid.” Exclaim!

"Lush vocals and seamless chemistry." – The Boot
 

Toronto, ON – January 24, 2019 – Wild Rivers are kicking off the new year with a new single, Moving Target. The heartachingly beautiful track, which is premiering exclusively via No Depression, with the magazine commenting on the song’s “enchanting harmonies and storytelling lyricism that bring the very heart and soul of the group to life.” The release of the single follows the start of their North American Winter tour, where the group will bring their songs to audiences across Quebec and southern Ontario. Full details can be found below.

“Moving Target is about being emotionally disconnected with someone you care about,” says the band. “It’s about what people do to protect themselves when a relationship gets difficult, and the realization that cutting yourself off does more harm than good. We recorded Moving Target live off the floor; the decision was made with our producer Dan Hosh in order to hone a sense of vulnerability and earnestness that frame the lyrics. We’ve played it night after night while on the road this year, and we wanted to recreate its liveness.”

Wild Rivers have been going non-stop since the summer release of their EP, Eighty-Eight, touring heavily in support of the new album, including a 21-date North American run with The Paper Kites. The band recently debuted stripped down studio versions of their songs, Call It A Night, and Howling, which are both featured on the EP – the highly-anticipated follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut. The band’s catalogue has over 59 million stream on Spotify alone, with the new EP already reaching over 3.9 million streams, and the band amassing over 1.4 million monthly listeners. Album track, I Wont Be Back, was also included in Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week. 

Composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Julien Laferriere (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass), Wild Rivers has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify over three years, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and has earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful, lasting connection with their listeners. The Toronto-based band – coming from all different musical backgrounds – finds inspiration within the 1970s, including artists such as Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Neil Young, all while being able to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with contemporary approaches to melody.

Stream Eighty-Eight via Spotify
Listen to Moving Target

WILD RIVERS 2019 TOUR DATES:
February 27 – Toronto, ON – Opera House *
February 28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware *
March 1 – Guelph, ON – Univeristy of Guelph
March 2 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café (SOLD OUT)
March 4 – Montreal, QC – Quai *
March 5 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti *
March 6 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House *
March 7 – London, ON –Rum Runners *
* with special guest Cat Clyde

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www.wildriversmusic.com

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INJURY RESERVE DROP VIDEO FOR JAWBREAKER FEATURING RICO NASTY

Toronto, ON – January 24, 2019 – Phoenix, Arizona rap trio, Injury Reserve, just dropped a video for a new track, Jawbreaker. The track features Rico Nasty along with fellow Phoenicians, PRO TEENS, and the video was directed by Parker Corey of Injury Reserve. Watch it here.

With the biggest week in fashion around the corner, Jawbreaker is their take on the state of the industry. The video almost acts as a Mystery Science Theater-esque commentary, while remaining true to the elegance of a high-end fashion show.

Stay posted on much more to come from the recent Loma Vista Recordings signees in 2019.

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

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

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

Buy and Stream Jawbreaker:

YouTube | Spotify| Apple Music | iTunes
 Amazon| Deezer| Soundcloud | Google Play

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TEN KILLS THE PACK KICKS OFF 2019 WITH NEW SINGLE WHEN I SAY YOU ARE KILLING ME

TRACK TO BE FOUND ON FORCE MAJEURE EP SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 3rd

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SINGLE BARCELONA SURPASES 250K STREAMS


POP-UP SET THIS SUNDAY IN TORONTO

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2018 –
Today, Ten Kills The Pack, releases the new single, When I Say You Are Killing Me. The song is the third single from the forthcoming EP, Force Majeure, and comes after the streaming successes of previously released tracks, Barcelona and You Just Want to Feel Whole Again. Have a listen to the new track here.

Born in Mississauga, ON, Ten Kills The Pack, is a project that was shaped and raised in Toronto. Its poetic focused material is put forth by singer and songwriter, Sean Sroka; a musician deriving from multiple bands, genres, and touring music projects such as Aukland, Sure, and En Riet.

The project has already seen the release of two singles – Barcelona and You Just Want to Feel Whole Again – with an additional track set to be released in the coming months to then be compiled into the Force Majeure EP, which is set for release on May 3rd. Second single, You Just Want To Feel Whole Again, was included on Spotify’s Folk Favourites and Folk & Friends Playlists, while Barcelona has already seen over 250K streams.

When I Say You Are Killing Me, is a poem,” says Sroka. “It’s an intensifying rhythm of words that build and grow as fast the idealistic story it’s telling. The piece embodies how great moments leave us more quickly than we can acknowledge or appreciate them. And how the idea of time can become so irrelevant when adjacent to the idea of love.

Between previous ventures, Sroka has been propelled onto stages to support Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado on an Ontario University tour, song placements on Sportsnet for Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay’s games, support at The Phoenix, multiple festival showcases including CMW, NXNE, and two successful East Coast tours to Newfoundland and back.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more from Ten Kills The Pack this year!

FORCE MAJEURE TRACKLIST
1.     Barcelona
2.     You Just Want To Feel Whole Again
3.     Drunk All The Time
4.     When I Say You Are Killing Me

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:
January 27 – Toronto, ON – The Cameron House

Stream Barcelona
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Stream When I Say You Are Killing Me


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THE STRUMBELLAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RATTLESNAKE DUE OUT MARCH 29th

ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES

SALVATION #12 ON THE ALT ROCK CHART IN CANADA
SURPASSING 2M STREAMS WORLDWIDE

Toronto, ON – January 22, 2019 – The Strumbellas are thrilled to announce their fourth album, Rattlesnake, is set for release on March 29th – out in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records. The band recently released the video for Salvation, the first single from the new album, which is currently sitting at #12 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada and has surpassed two million streams worldwide. Pre-order/pre-save Rattlesnake here.

Rattlesnake marks a stylistic turn from the group’s melancholy, introspective releases, to an uplifting album with songs that focus more on optimism. Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, the album 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.  The nine-track body of work is the sunny side of the street follow-up to The Strumbellas’ Billboard Charting third album, Hope, which featured the #1 single, Spirits.

Well, after the last tour, Izzy had a baby, I got an English Bulldog, Darryl travelled to Bali, Jon built a cottage, Jer drove all the way across Canada in his 85’ Camper Van, Dave grew a moustache and we made an album that we are REALLY proud of,” commented Simon Ward. “Everyone in the band is SO excited to get back on the road to show everyone some new music.”

The release of Rattlesnake will be accompanied by a spring headline tour, which will take the band over to Europe and across the U.S.. They will be performing at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB on March 1st (with more dates to be announced soon). See below for tour details.

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass). In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset the band received critical praise from the press: "The Strumbellas have perfected a story arc that's summed up in the title of their new album 'Hope,” wrote The New York Times and “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes.

RATTLESNAKE TRACKLIST:
1) Salvation
2) I’ll Wait 
3) One Hand Up
4) Running Scared (Desert Song) 
5) We All Need Someone 
6) We Were Young 
7) The Party 
8) High 
9) All My Life 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 1, 2019 – Red Deer, AB – Canada Winter Games
March 17, 2019 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672
March 18, 2019 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub
March 19, 2019 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
March 21, 2019 – Amsterdam, NL – Het Zonnehuis 
March 23, 2019 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles Theatre
March 25, 2019 – London, UK – Bush Hall 
May 1, 2019 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 2, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 3, 2019 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
May 4, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 
May 6, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 
May 8, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 10, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
May 11, 2019 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
May 13, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 14, 2019 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues 
May 16, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 17, 2019 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory 
May 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades 
May 19, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
May 21 2019 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 22, 2019 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
June 3, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre 
June 4, 2019 – Detroit, MA – Majestic Theatre 
June 6, 2019 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
June 7, 2019 – Minneapolis, NM – Fine Line Music Cafe
June 8, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
June 10, 2019 – Denver, CA – Ogden Theatre 
June 12, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
June 14, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

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FAMBA UNLEASHES CLUB MIX OF WISH YOU WELL FEATURING TROVE

WISH YOU WELL HAS REACHED OVER 1.1M GLOBAL STREAMS

NEW MUSIC COMING THIS SPRING

Toronto, ON – January 18, 2019 –
Today, Halifax-based producer, DJ and EDM artist, Famba, releases the Club Mix of his latest single, Wish You Well featuring Trove. The Club Mix comes after the success of the radio single, which was released in October 2018 and is currently in the top 20 at CHR/Top 40 radio in Canada. Have a listen to the track here.

The release of Wish You Well featuring Trove was accompanied by a music video that provides a stunning visual for the fiery and emotional record about heartbreak and moving on. The single’s release follows the success of Famba’s previous breakthrough records, Vibe, (which garnered over 27 million global streams) and Space (sitting at over 3 million streams to date). 

Outside of his original music, Famba has also remixed fellow newcomers, Tyler Shaw (Cautious, Sony Music Canada), Mahalo (Be My Love, KNGP) and Saint WKND (Survive, Sony UK). He’s also shared the stage with electronic heavyweights like Felix Cartal, Grandtheft, and many others, in addition to gaining ongoing support from tastemaker blogs, music channels and media outlets like Chill Nation, The Vibe Guide and Aux London.

Stay tuned for more from Famba this year!

Stream and Watch Wish You Well

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half•alive RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR arrow

SET TO EMBARK ON SOLD OUT DEBUT HEADLINING TOUR LATER THIS MONTH

SOLD OUT SHOW IN TORONTO JANUARY 28

Toronto, ON – January 18, 2019 –
Long Beach based trio, half•alive, drop their new track, arrow, along with a video directed by lead vocalist Josh Taylor today. arrow is available at all digital retails providers now via RCA Records. Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Additionally half•alive is set to embark on their sold out first-ever headlining tour later this month and will be performing this summer at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware along with other festival dates TBA soon.  Click Here to watch/listen.

arrow is the first new release for half•alive since catapulting into the zeitgeist with their massive viral 2018 breakout still feel. Powered by a slick beat, handclaps, warbling bass, wild horns, shimmering keys, and an ecstatic falsetto-inflected chant, “I still feel alive, it became a clarion call for the boys—oddly perfect for either a midsummer festival or a dance sequence from Pulp Fiction. Bringing the song to life, Josh drew on his film school background and self-directed an impressively choreographed video evoking vintage pops of color and the kind of throwback seventies spirit. The video organically attracted shares among fans as views surpassed the 10 million mark within two months.

half•alive TOUR DATES:
January 20 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
January 22 – DC9 Nightclub – Washington, DC
January 24 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
January 25 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
January 26 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
January 28 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
January 30 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
January 31 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
February 2 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
February 4 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
February 5 – Troubador – Los Angeles, CA
February 8 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
February 18 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
February 20 – La Boule Noire – Paris, France
February 21 – Dingwalls – Greater London, UK
June 21 – Firefly Festival – Dover, DE

www.halfalive.co

About half•alive:
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 2017EP, 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 plotted more music for release soon.

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HEALTH RELEASE NEW SONG STRANGE DAYS (1999)

FROM ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR
OUT FEBRUARY 8 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR INCLUDES SHOWS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

SOLD-OUT WARM UP NYC SHOW
AT ELSEWHERE ZONE ONE JANUARY 23

"A whirlwind of an album pulsing with fury..."

- New York Magazine Vulture, 36 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear In 2019

Toronto, ON – January 18, 2019 – Today, HEALTH released STRANGE DAYS (1999), the latest single from their new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, out February 8th , produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses). The LP has been named one of 2019's ‘Most Anticipated’ releases by New York Magazine Vulture, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Treble, and more. Listen to STRANGE DAYS (1999) HERE. The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller will play an intimate, sold-out NYC show on January 23rd at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One ahead of their headlining U.K./European tour. HEALTH kick off a headlining North American tour in April, including shows at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver on April 13th, Velvet Underground in Toronto on April 23rd, Elsewhere The Hall on April 25th and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10th. Pre-order VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR  HERE.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR was introduced with the Zev Deans-directed video for first single, SLAVES OF FEAR, which was praised by Pitchfork, Revolver, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP, DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy. Album closer, DECIMATION, is the most radical move in the band's catalog to date: a gorgeous guitar ballad, a plea for purpose and meaning in a time that makes both feel impossible.

Over the last year, the band hinted at a new range and ambitiousness. Shows with black-metallers Deafheaven and R&B-savvy rockers, The Neighbourhood led to single collaborations with indie heroes Purity Ring and Soccer Mommy (MASS GRAVE), French techno brutalist Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and L.A. industrial fiends Youth Code (INNOCENCE), with plenty more to come.

Purchase/stream the STRANGE DAYS (1999) digital single:

Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon / Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

Early Praise For VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR:

"...[HEALTH’s] heaviest album yet" - Revolver

"...a very promising first taste... truly heavy blasts of noise" - Brooklyn Vegan

"...a heavy and exhilarating dance track, but its lyrics clash with a moody, existential vulnerability" - Stereogum

TOUR DATES:
January 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Zone One (SOLD-OUT)
January 30 - Brixton, UK -  O2 Academy Brixton *
January 31 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg  *
February 1 - Cologne, DE - Palladium *
February 3 - Hamburg -  Docks *
February 4 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys *
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy\
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24- Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge|
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall
April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

 

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Soundcloud: found.ee/HEALTH_SC

www.youwillloveeachother.com

 

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AS IT IS PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO THE FIRE, THE DARK

US TOUR THE GREAT DEPRESSION: ACT II KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES, CA

TORONTO SHOW FEBRUARY 11 AT VELVET UNDERGROUND

Toronto, ON – January 18, 2019 –
As It Is have wasted no time kicking off 2019. Today, the band is premiering their new music video for The Fire, The Dark. The video shows footage from the band’s recent headlining UK/EU Tour and is a special “welcome” to guitarist, Ron Ish, who was announced today as an official member of As It Is. He shared “Collectively, the team is the strongest it’s ever been and we’re all excited for our future together. The amount of love and support from fans all over the world has been incredible thus far and finally being able to announce my permanency with As It Is and say it out loud feels good. Thanks for having me. Got love.”

The Fire, The Dark
, is the latest single from the band’s recent release, The Great Depression. Released via Fearless Records last Fall, this album is comfortably As It Is’ most layered, technically accomplished and certainly most aggressive release to date. The Great Depression was produced by legendary producer, MACHINE (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die), and is a record that establishes the band as one of the most daring creative forces in their scene. Music videos for The Wounded World, The Stigma and The Reaper, further prove the creative and storytelling power of the Brighton-based quartet.

Vocalist, Patty Walters, shares “I suppose our two main goals were to restructure the way this scene depicts depression and to shatter stigmas surrounding mental health along the way. This album has completely changed us as people and the band we intend to be in the future.”

Tonight, the band is kicking off The Great Depression Tour: Act II in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and VIP packages for all dates are available at asitisofficial.com. With support from Sharptooth, Hold Close and Point North, this tour is in partnership with A Voice for the Innocent, a non-profit organization that provides community, resources, and support for people who have been affected by sexual violence. They will have a representative at every date of the tour to educate fans and act as a resource for anyone that may need their assistance. As It Is continues to encourage fans and the larger music community to not only speak up, but to also listen.

From public perception, to internal war, the band unflinchingly confronts the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around ‘reaching out to talk’ is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words. The Great Depression is available to stream and purchase at asitisofficial.com.

As It Is is Patty Walters (Vocals), Benjamin Biss (Vocals, Guitar), Patrick Foley (Drums), Alistair Testo (Bass) and Ron Ish (Guitar).

TOUR DATES:
January 18 – Ventura, CA – Rock City
January 19 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
January 20 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red West
January 22 – Alburguerque, NM – Launchpad
January 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
January 25 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Bar & Live Music Venue
January 27 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group
January 29 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
January 31 – Nashville, TN – The End
February 1 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
February 2 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
February 3 – Orlando, FL – The Social
February 5 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
February 6 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
February 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
February 8 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
February 9 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
February 10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
February 11 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
February 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at The Intersection
February 14 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
February 15 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
February 16 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
February 17 – Kansas City, MO – Encore at The Uptown Theater
February 19 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
February 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
February 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
February 22 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
February 26 – Bournemouth, UK – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
February 27 – Exeter, UK – Exeter Cavern
February 28 – Perranporth, UK – Perranporth The Watering Hole
March 1 – Bath, UK – Moles
March 2 – Bridgend, UK – Hobos
March 4 – Belfast, UK – Oh Yeah Centre
March 5 – Dublin, UK – Green Room
March 7 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club Loft
March 8 – Carlisle, UK – Old Fire Station
March 9 – Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
March 11 – Stoke, UK – Suagrmill
March 12 – Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
March 14 – Leicester, UK – Academy 2
March 15 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
March 28 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium
March 29 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie – Grande Salle
April 1 – Milan, Italy – Alkatraz
April 2 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
April 3 – Linz, Austria – Posthof – Zeitkultur am Hafen
April 4 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium Nagyhall
April 6 – Praha 8, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
April 7 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
April 8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt
April 9 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
April 11 – Erlangen, Germany – E-Werk
April 12 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW
April 13 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
April 15 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
April 16 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
April 17 – Brussels, Belgium - AB

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GUITARIST DONNA GRANTIS’ DEBUT SOLO ALBUM DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE OUT MARCH 22 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE

TITLE TRACK PREMIERES AT BILLBOARD

ALBUM PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE HERE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 28 AT
DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB IN MINNEAPOLIS


“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none.” – Prince

“Lead guitarist Donna Grantis is stupendously gifted – trading licks and lead solos with Prince with an air of utter confidence and impunity.” – Drowned in Sound

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” – Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – January 18, 2019 –
Acclaimed guitarist, Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL, and a member of his legendary supergroup, New Power Generation, is set to release her debut solo album, Diamonds & Dynamite, March 22 via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-order or pre-save the album here.

The title track, Diamonds & Dyanmite, has premiered at Billboard.  Read the interview here and share the track here. Of the song and the record, Grantis says, “Diamonds & Dynamite reflects a whirlwind of emotions translated into instrumental, sonically experimental, compositions. From meditative explorations to rock-riff infused improvised jams, the album and its title track were heavily inspired by my musical and life experiences over the past few years, in particular, the life-changing adventure of joining Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL through to the birth of my first child.”

In support of the record, Grantis will be playing an album release show in Minneapolis on March 28 at Dakota Jazz Club.  Info and tickets here.

In the fall of 2018, Grantis released an exclusive 7” featuring new songs, Trashformerand Violetta in collaboration with guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and his vinyl label HockeyTalkter Records. You can download, stream and purchase the tracks here. The record marks the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince. She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances included three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. 

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader – writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene – fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by International Music Network, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album this year.

DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE TRACKLIST:
1.     Mr Majestic
2.     Diamonds & Dynamite
3.     Violetta (Feat. Mike Mccready)
4.     Trashformer (Feat. Mike Mccready)
5.     Lioness
6.     Elektromagnetic
7.     Master Manifester
8.     Elsa

www.donnagrantis.com

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PEDRO CAPO HAS THE #1 LATIN HIT WORLDWIDE WITH CALMA REMIX FEATURING FARRUKO

HE GRACES THE COVER OF SPOTIFY’S INFLUENTIAL VIVA LATINO PLAYLIST AS CALMA REMIX REACHES TOP 10 OVERALL ON THE STREAMING PLATFORM

Toronto, ON – January 17, 2019 –
The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter, Pedro Capó, begins 2019 as the lead performer on the biggest smash of the year with Calma Remix, featuring the urban superstar, Farruko. Stream here. This track is #1 on Spotify's flagship Spanish-language playlist VIVA LATINO, where Pedro Capó and Farruko were featured on the cover. 

Meanwhile, Calma Remix is #7 on Spotify's Global chart, and the only Latin song in the Top 10 without an English-speaking guest artist. It is also #1 on the streaming service's charts for Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. It is Top 50 in over 12 other countries, including Switzerland, Malta and Spain. Furthermore, it tops the Spotify Viral 50 chart in the USA, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, El Salvador, Philippines, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Peru, Romania, Czechia, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, and Uruguay.

Spotify also added the song to its regional playlists Chile Viral 50, Colombia Hits and Mexico Hits. On Apple Music streaming, it's #1 in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay.

Meanwhile, on Deezer and Shazam, it's near the top of the charts in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. 

In total, Calma Remix has been added to over 400 major streaming playlists, including Spotify's Todays Top Hits (over 22M followers), Hot Rhythmic (>1.7M) and Pop Rising (>1.5M). Worldwide, Calma Remix is garnering 20 million weekly streams. This song has also debuted on Billboard's weekly Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Songs, which measure its success in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Starring Pedro and Farruko on a beach in Puerto Rico, the music video has surpassed 250 million views within three months of its premiere. It is also ranked among the Top 100 videos and Top 100 songs on YouTube. The success of this song has pushed Pedro's YouTube subscriber count to over 1 million. Turning to terrestrial airplay, the song is #1 in Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rica.

Watch the video: Calma Remix

www.pedrocapomusica.com

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THE RUBENS HEAD BACK TO CANADA THIS SPRING

RETURN TO TORONTO AND VANCOUVER IN APRIL
FOLLOWING SOLD OUT SHOWS IN THE CITIES LAST YEAR

Toronto, ON – January 16, 2019 – Australia five-piece alternative rock band, The Rubens, had a banner 2018 with the release of their highly-anticipated new album, LO LA RU; a global headline tour that saw a run of sold-out dates in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Vancouver, New York City, Toronto and London; and an extensive run with P!NK in Australia and New Zealand on her forty-date arena tour. Showing no signs of slowing down in the new year, the group is back out on the road, and will be heading back to Canada for tour dates in Toronto and Vancouver this April. See below for full details.

The Rubens is comprised of the three Margin brothers, Elliott, Zaac and Sam, as well as friends, Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. Their 2016 sophomore album, Hoops, is now certified ARIA Gold while their title track is now ARIA Certified Platinum and was awarded #1 on Triple J Hottest 100 Chart. The band released their highly anticipated new album, LO LA RU, in the summer of 2018. The record features collaborations with Run The Jewels’ production team and Grammy nominated artist, Sarah Aarons (Alessia Cara w/Zedd, Lykke Li and Jessie Ware).

The story of the LO LA RU began at the 2013 Laneway Music Festival, where The Rubens befriended New York City rapper, EL-P, and his band, which included his Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers, Wilder Zoby and Lil’ Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz). In 2017, this friendship turned into a musical collaboration when both producers flew to the bands newly created recording studio, housed in a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney’s deep South West. It was here that LO LA RU came to life. The album represents a fully realized sound that picks up on the R&B and hip-hop influences that were hinted at on songs like Hoops and Bitter End, bringing those stylistic references to the fore, without losing any of its soulful warmth. 

Watch: Never Ever music video here

2019 CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
April 6 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
April 8 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground

“It’s no understatement to say that 2018 is bound to be a massive year for The Rubens.” – Ones To Watch

“[They] have since continued to refine their songwriting and sound as they push more and more into R&B territory.” – Setlist.fm

“The Rubens...continue to conquer the music scene in Europe and the United States.” – COOLS

“There is an air of confidence among them that helps lift their situation no matter where they roam.” – Infectious Magazine

“[‘Never Ever’ is a] scurrying yet tender track.” – Variance 

“The band has a pop-perfect combination of talent both on stage and off and stand poised to take over the U.S. airwaves this summer with their vibrantly catchy indie-rock.” – DMNDR

“The Rubens continue to captivate with their bluesy rock, anchored by R&B-inflected beats and a blend of soul and grit.” – Pancakes and Whiskey

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SUN K PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIGH IN THE CITY VIA INDIE88

ANNOUNCE HIGH IN YOUR CITY TOUR DATES

STREAM SINGLES BACK TO MASSACHUSETTS AND BLEEDING HEARTS

Toronto, ON – January 15, 2019 – 
Following the release of their sophomore album, Bleeding Hearts, Toronto based rock band, Sun K, have shared the fun visual for the track, High In The City. Have a look at the video for High In The City, which premiered today with Indie88. They have also announced upcoming tour dates taking the band across Ontario and Quebec with Huttch, as well as a string of shows in the Maritimes. See below for the tour details and don’t miss the band’s energetic live show when they come through your town! 

The High In The City music video is all about the quintessential summer day in Toronto with friends,” says lead singer and guitarist, Kristian Montano. “We met up with Laura-Lynn Petrick and hopped on a boat to the island to drink beers, take a dip, have a rip, light some fireworks (among other things) and in general get a little weird with friends. We hope this video serves as a reminder that the days are getting longer and summer is on it's way!

Rock ‘n’ roll, if it serves one direct purpose, is to articulate life lived to the fullest, this is what Sun K aim to do on their thunderous sophomore record, Bleeding Hearts. Released on October 19th via Nevado Records, the record celebrates the oft-felt mythic dramas that occur while you’re young and foolish. Have a listen to the album here.

Operating as a five-piece ensemble, Kristian Montano (Vox/Guitar), Stuart Retallack (Keys, Horns, Vox), Kevin Michael Butler (Vox, Guitar, Violin), Scott Tiller (Drums) and Gil Paul (Bass), the band’s sound blends the strident particulars of rock music with the gentle and sharp purview of folk in surprising places. 

HIGH IN YOUR CITY TOUR DATES:
February 21 – Barrie, ON – Foxx Lounge *
February 22 – St. Catherines, ON – Warehouse *
February 23 – Waterloo, ON – Harmony *
February 28 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog *
March 1 – Ottawa, ON – LIVE! On Elgin *
March 2 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien *
March 4 – Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source de la Martiniere *
March 6 – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s
March 7 – Halifax, NS – Seahorse Tavern
March 8 – Fredericton, NB – Capital Complex
March 9 – Saint John, NB – Pepper’s Pub
*with Huttch

Sun K on Spotify here.
Stream Back to Massachusetts, here.
Stream Bleeding Hearts, here.


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THE WILD! TO SUPPORT BREAKING BENJAMIN AND ASKING ALEXANDRIA ON WEST COAST TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

WILD AT HEART OUT NOW!

Toronto, ON – January 14, 2019 – Canadian rock outlaws, The Wild!, have announced a string of shows supporting Breaking Benjamin and Asking Alexandria in Western Canada this spring. The band will kick things off in Abbotsford on April 12, and wrap up in Dawson Creek a week later on April 20. Tickets are on sale Friday, January 18, at 10:00 am local time.

“We are really looking forward to knocking out arenas across Western Canada this spring with these bands,” says frontman, Dylan Villain. “The timing of the tour is perfect for us to put some new music out as well. Don’t miss this tour when we roll through your town!” 

The Wild! is coming off a massive 2018 touring circuit which included Canada, Europe, and the U.S. with highlighted performances as Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion. 

The Wild! released Wild At Heart in 2017 via Entertainment One. Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart served as the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for "God Damn Wild Boys," that was released in 2015. Listen to Wild At Heart here.

“Turn it up and rip off the knob, as The Wild!
are ready to deliver some raucous new music.”
Loudwire

TOUR DATES
April 12 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Arena (Vancouver Area)
April 13 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre (Kelowna Area)
April 15 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
April 17 – Tsuu T’ina, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre (Calgary Area)
April 18 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
April 20 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre

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

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Album Art | DOWNLOAD Tour Poster
 

www.thewildrocknroll.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; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
www.entertainmentone.com  

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LONG RANGE HUSTLE HIT THE CANADIAN HIGHWAY THIS WINTER

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

SHARE BRAND NEW TRACK CARRY US
FEATURED ON FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TOWN
OUT FEBRAURY 15

“By combining energetic rhythms, lush melodies and passionate vocal harmonies, Long Range Hustle seems to find the perfect balance of sounds to formulate well-received alternative music.” – Quinte Arts Council

Toronto, ON – January 14, 2019 – With only one month left to go before the release of their brand new album, Town, Long Range Hustle are thrilled to share another new track from the record – Carry Us – and announce a national tour in support of the album. Kicking off on February 14th in Montreal, the tour will take the band across western Canada, then home to Ontario. The band will share the stage with a special tour-mate during the west coast shows, to be announced soon. Listen to Carry Us – which landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada playlist last week  here and see below for full tour details.

“At some point, every good Canadian band decides that driving across Saskatchewan in February is a good idea,” laughs vocalist/guitarist/violinist, Paul Brogee. “When you conquer those wild open spaces, those big empty gaps inherent in every cross-Canada tour, it feels like you've gained admission to a secret club. You've completed a ritual of music that not everyone takes on. With the release of Town, we're pretty happy to be joining the club. Plus, our moms made us all get CAA.”

Brogee continues, “Carry Us is a song about road-tripping with your closest friends. It's about being all-at-once tired and happy and sick and overjoyed to see the sunrise because you've been driving for 24 straight hours – and given that we're about to trek across this country again, it feels fitting to put it out now.

The tour will give fans an opportunity to hear live renditions of some of the songs found on the band’s new full-length release, Town, which is set for release on February 15th. Recorded at The Bathouse Studio outside of Kingston, the band worked with acclaimed Scottish producer and mixer, Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Wintersleep, Snow Patrol), to create the new album, which brings about a refined and evolved sound for the group, reflective of their persistent drive to push themselves as songwriters and performers. Previously released album tracks, Morning Clover and Crush You have seen warm support from CBC Radio and campus stations across the country, while Crush You was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada, as well as the Rock Your Block and Renegade Folk playlists.

From a sweat soaked club to a breezy festival stage, Long Range Hustle brings the warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, in spades. A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing. Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, where they’ve shared stages with Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Matt Mays, and Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Jan 20: Owen Sound, ON – Summerfolk Open Showcase
Feb 14-17: Montreal, QC – Folk Alliance International 
Feb 23: Calgary, AB – The Gateway 
Feb 26: Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham 
Feb 28: Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub 
Mar 1: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret 
Mar 2: Victoria, BC – Copper Owl  
Mar 4: Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel
Mar 5: Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill 
Mar 6: Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
Mar 8: Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry  
Mar 21: St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse
Mar 22: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 23: Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewing Co.
Mar 29: Kingston, ON – The Mansion 
Mar 30: Corbyville, ON – Signal Brewing
Apr 12: Collingwood, ON – Crow Bar & Variety

DOWNLOAD – Town album cover artwork
DOWNLOADCarry Us single artwork
DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo
DOWNLOAD – tour poster

www.longrangehustle.com

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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AUGUST BURNS RED PREMIERE GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH COVER OF THE LEGEND OF ZELDA THEME SONG

PHANTOM SESSIONS EP OUT FEBRUARY 8

Toronto, ON – January 11, 2019 – August Burns Red
and Nerdist have teamed up to premiere the band's guitar playthrough cover of the The Legend of Zelda theme song. Watch + listen here. The song is available at all DSPs here and will appear on the Grammy-nominated band’s Phantom Sessions EP, out February 8 via Fearless Records.

"For the cover, I wanted to do a mash-up of not only the original theme, but other pieces from the game as well, and since the dungeon theme flirts with the diminished scale, it just made sense to put it into a metal cover," bassist Dustin Davidson, who conceived and executed the guitar play through, explained. "It was a lot of fun to write and record and I look forward to playing it on future tours!"

"Out of all of the games that I played growing up, I easily logged the most time into Zelda," he shared about his history with the iconic game. "My brother and I would come home from school, race to finish our homework, and fight over who got to play. But the thing was — we didn't just have to fight each other — our mom was also in on the battle. My mom introduced us to Zelda on the original Nintendo, but the first game that I remember playing and really enjoying was A Link to the Past on SNES. Our love for the game only grew over the years and I'll never forget the three of us watching and playing Ocarina of Time together on N64. Fast forward 20 years from Ocarina of Time's release date to today, and you'll find permanent ink not only on my skin, but on my brother's as well. The series played a big role in our upbringing and we both got tattoos showcasing our love for a game that the three of us bonded over."

THE PHANTOM EP TRACK LISTING:

  1. Midnight
  2. The Legend of Zelda
  3. Laniakea
  4. Coordinates (Reprise)
  5. The Frost (Midi Version)

 

AUGUST BURNS RED ON TOUR:
WITH FIT FOR A KING, MISS MAY I, AND CRYSTAL LAKE
January 24 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
January 25 — Richmond, VA — The National 
January 26 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
January 27 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm 
January 29 — Destin, FL — Club LA
January 30 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
January 31 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
February 1 — Odessa, TX — Dos Amigos
February 2 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
February 4 — Tucson, AZ — The Rock
February 5 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
February 6 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
February 8 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
February 9 — Boise, ID — Knitting factory
February 10 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
February 11 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
February 12 — Fort Collins, CO — Aggie Theatre
February 14 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
February 15 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
February 16 — Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze
February 17 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly's
February 18—Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection*
February 20 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall*
February 22 — Ottawa, ON — TD Place
February 23 — Quebec City, QC — Imperial De Quebec

February 25 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s ∞
February 26 —  Portland, ME — Aura
February 27 —  Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall ∞
February 28 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
March 1 — Hartford, CT — The Webster ∞
March 2 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance Theater

August Burns Red Are:
Jake Luhrs — Lead Vocals
John "JB" Brubaker — Lead Guitar
Brent Rambler — Rhythm Guitar
Matt Greiner — Drums
 Dustin Davidson — Bass

www.augustburnsred.com

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RECENTLY UNEARTHED I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY FOUND ME PREMIERES CHOKE MUSIC VIDEO

Toronto, ON – January 11, 2019 – I Dont Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW), the alt/pop band lost in time fronted by Dallon Weekes – long-time bassist for Panic! At The Disco, and one of the songwriters/lyricists behind Panic's Gold release Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die! – along with drummer, Ryan Seaman, announced the premiere of the music video for the band's fan-favourite song – already with nearly 32-million plays – Choke. With the single heading to Alternative Radio in early February, you can check out the video here.

The recent discovery of this long forgotten performance was accompanied only by the following description: "'Pop Time Live' was a short-lived music television program that aired briefly in Eastern Europe in the early 1980's.  The show and its producers had hoped to capitalize on the then popular 'Italo Disco' movement, but audiences found its lack of authenticity objectionable."

Labeled "NOT FOR BROADCAST," it's believed that this particular iDKHOW performance never made it to air due to the band's refusal to properly pantomime to their own song.

Choke, is the lead-off track from iDKHOW's six-song debut EP, 1981 Extended Play (Fearless), that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart. About it, Alternative Press editor Jason Pettigrew wrote, "Weekes' songwriting is a lattice of 70's glam, 80's new wave and contemporary pop sensibilities driven by Seaman's rhythmic sense of the appropriate, from jaunty tribal drumming to finessed jazz patterns. It's a synergy that graybeard rock historians can pore over while the rest of the denizens in the club dance to an irresistible collusion of musical eras."

The band will launch 2019 with a multi-week radio promotion tour in support of Choke. iDKHOW appeared on the December cover of the UK's RockSound and is on the cover of the new (January) issue of Alternative Press.

ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)
I Dont Know How But They Found Me - Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman – is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory. The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film, Back To The Future. They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources.  Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.

I Dont Know How But They Found Me is getting a second chance.  For the first time.

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www.idkhow.com

 

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GESAFFELSTEIN AND THE WEEKND RELEASE NEW SINGLE LOST IN THE FIRE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – January 11, 2019 – Gesaffelstein
and The Weeknd have released their new collaboration, Lost In The Fire, today via Columbia Records. Listen to the single here. Watch the official video, directed by Manu Cossu, here.

Lost In The Fire follows the release of Gesaffelstein’s, Reset, and the announcement of his forthcoming sophomore album, HyperionHe is set to perform live at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA in April and at New York’s Governor’s Ball in May.

www.gesaffelstein.com

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WAGE WAR AND REVOLVER PREMIERE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR LOW

Toronto, ON – January 9, 2019 – Florida’s, Wage War, are preparing to enter the studio to record their third album and the follow up to 2017's well-received record, Deadweight. In the meantime, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the video for the menacing yet melodic new song, Low. The track is a glimpse of what fans can expect from the next record. Watch and listen here.

"We are so excited to bring you Low," singer and guitarist, Cody Quistad, told Revolver. "Over the past year, we've been relentlessly touring but we are constantly working on new music. Low is the first glimpse of what's to come for Wage War in 2019. We wanted to give people something to hold them over while we're hard at work making sure record three is the best Wage War record yet."

Stay tuned for more from Wage War in the coming months.

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND HONOUR LOSS AND CELEBRATE LIFE ON NEW ALBUM SIGNS OUT FEBRUARY 15 ON FANTASY RECORDS/CONCORD

LISTEN TO NEW SONG HARD CASE VIA NPR

FEBRUARY 20 ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC ANNOUNCED, ALONG WITH MULTI-NIGHT RESIDENCIES IN CHICAGO, NASHVILLE AND NEW ORLEANS + EXTENSIVE SPRING AND SUMMER TOURING

“An upbeat, shuffling, instant classic” - NPR MUSIC

Toronto, ON – January 9, 2019 – Tedeschi Trucks Band, the unstoppable GRAMMY-winning 12-piece musical juggernaut led by husband and wife, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have announced their new album, Signs, out February 15, 2019 on Fantasy Records.  Featuring 11 new original songs, the album expands on the group’s omnivorous musical appetites, while facing down troubled times with credence and conviction. The group’s world-class musicianship is on full display in the genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.

To accompany the announcement, Tedeschi Trucks Band have released a new song, Hard Case, which showcases Derek’s peerless guitar work and Susan’s stunning, soulful vocals. NPR Music called the song, “an upbeat, shuffling instant classic,” saying, “honesty and authenticity...informs every second of Signs.” Listen to Hard Case here.

Signs was a true band effort, with each of the supremely talented 12 members playing a major role.  As with its predecessors, the album was recorded in Tedeschi and Trucks' backyard studio, Swamp Raga, with additional contributions from trusted TTB brethren, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Doyle Bramhall II, and Marc Quiñones. Trucks shared production and engineering duties with Jim Scott (The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty) and Swamp Raga studio engineer Bobby Tis, and the band recorded live to two-inch analogue tape for the first time, using their original Neve console combined with a 70s Studer tape machine.

A sense of loss and frustration colours portions of Signs.  A number of tragedies hit home during the writing and recording of the album, as the group said goodbye to family members and friends including Derek’s uncle and Allman Brothers alumnus, Butch Trucks, founding Brother Gregg Allman, and mentors Leon Russell and Col. Bruce Hampton. Political polarization, intolerance, and threats to an environment they see as increasingly under siege are also dealt with openly and honestly on the album.

“This is the first record we’ve made where, when I listen to it, it puts me in a specific place,” explains Derek. “It puts me in a zone and hits some raw nerves.”

Still, Signs also beckons with the optimism and hope that has become a signature part of TTB’s message in the studio and on stage. “We are very lucky to do what we do, and we take responsibility for creating something positive to counter all the negativity,” asserts Susan. “We all have to deal with tragic circumstances at times. As a musician, I feel it’s my job to go out there, kick ass the best I can and offer inspiration.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the album’s release with a performance at The Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20. The special one-night performance follows a string of multi-night residencies at the Chicago Theater, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Saenger Theater in New Orleans and the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. – and marks the band’s first return to New York after their sold-out, six-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in October, which has become a highly-anticipated fall tradition for the band. Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue to tour through 2019, including a spring run of shows in Europe, a return to the west coast, and their 5th  annual Wheels of Soul tour this summer featuring special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope.  Full tour routing below.

SIGNS TRACK LIST:
1.Signs (High Times)
2.I’m Gonna Be There
3.When Will I Begin
4.Walk Through This Life
5.Strengthen What Remains
6.Still Your Mind
7.Hard Case
8.Shame
9.All The World
10.They Don’t Shine
11.The Ending                

BUY AND LISTEN HERE

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 2019 TOUR DATES:
January 17 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Paramount Theatre  SOLD OUT
January 18 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre 
January 19 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre                       
January 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music: Howard Gilman Opera House
January 22 - Knoxville, TN -            Tennessee Theatre
January 23 - Chattanooga, TN - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
January 25 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
January 26 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre                       
January 28 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre            
January 29 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre            
January 31 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium              
February 1 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium  
February 2 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium              
February 15 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                
February 16 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                 
February 17 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre             
February 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music - Howard Gilman Opera House
February 22 - Washington, D.C - Warner Theatre                 
February 23 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre                 
February 26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia          
February 28 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
March 1 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
March 2 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 2 - Paris, FR - L'Olympia
April 4 - Eindhoven, NL - Muziekgebouw
April 5 - Winterbach, DE - Salierhalle Winterbach
April 7 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio
April 8 - Stockholm, SE - Cirkus SOLD OUT
April 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
April 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio SOLD OUT
April 12 - Randers, DK - Vaerket
April 14 - Bochum, DE - Rurhcongress
April 15 - Hamburg, DE - Mehr! Theater
April 17 - Milan, IT - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
April 18 - Trieste, IT - Politeama Rossetti
April 20 - Zurich, CH - Theater 11
April 23 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
April 24 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
April 26 - London, UK - The London Palladium SOLD OUT
April 27 - London, UK - The London Palladium SOLD OUT
May 10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 12 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
May 14 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Convention Center
May 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
May 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
May 18 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
May 21 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento          
May 23 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater of Seattle
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater of Seattle
May 25 - Salem, OR  -LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre      
June 28 - Jacksonville, - Daily’s Place *
June 29 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheater *
June 30 - St. Petersburg, FL - Al Lang Stadium *
July 3 - Orange Beach, AL - Wharf Amphitheater *
July 5 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium *
July 6 - Simpsonville, SC - Heritage Park Amphitheater *
July 7 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *
July 9 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *
July 13 - Gilford, NH  -Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
July 14 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
July 16 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC *
July 19 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion *
July 20 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights *
July 23 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
July 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park *
July 26 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
July 27 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
July 30 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre *
July 31 - Brandon, MS - Brandon Amphitheater *
August 2 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *
August 3 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *

 

* 5th Annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (Additional dates to be announced)

 

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THE STRUMBELLAS UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE SALVATION

SALVATION HITS #12 ON THE ALT ROCK CHART IN CANADA

Toronto, ON – January 8, 2019 – Today, The Strumbellas unveil the video for their new single, Salvation. Directed by The Young Astronauts, the video was a vision that came from lead singer, Simon Ward, about bringing families together through dance.  Each family choreographed their own dance to bring the song to life. Have a look here.

Let’s call a spade a spade here, everyone secretly wants to be a dancer, so we wanted to make a music video where people got the chance to be just that!” says Ward.  “We honestly just thought it would be fun to tell the story of different kinds of families being given 30 minutes to come up with a dance routine to our new single.  Did anyone out dance us?  You be the judge!”

For the group – which consists of Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass) – Salvation marks a stylistic turn from their melancholy, introspective releases.  Salvation is currently sitting at #12 on the Alt Rock chart in Canada.

The Strumbellas’ last album, Hope, was released in 2016 and the lead single, Spirits, quickly reached the #1 spot on both the Alternative Radio Chart and the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The #1 single propelled them up the charts and established them as one of the biggest breakout Alternative Rock acts of the year. In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year, ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset, the band received critical praise from the press: "The Strumbellas have perfected a story arc that's summed up in the title of their new album Hope,” wrote The New York Times and, “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes.

The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth album.

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BILLBOARD.COM EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES SWITCHFOOT'S LET IT HAPPEN MUSIC VIDEO

FEATURE INCLUDES INTERVIEW WITH
SWITCHFOOT FRONTMAN JON FOREMAN


ON TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2019
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW

Toronto, ON – January 7, 2019 – Today, Billboard.com exclusively premieres Switchfoot’s powerful music video for Let It Happen, the fourth instant grat track available to fans who pre-order the band's album, Native Tongue, available January 18 via Fantasy Records. The music video celebrates the brotherhood of the GRAMMY® award-winning rock band with footage from their 20-plus year career. To watch the music video and read an interview with frontman, Jon Foreman, click here. Pre-order Native Tongue here.

"We are a band of brothers. We've weathered many storms together, and I'm sure there's more to come. But music has always been where we find our voice, our way to sing back into the storm. In a volatile world of uncertainty, this song is a steady reminder to embrace the moment, to embrace each other and to embrace a narrative bigger than the storm," expressed Jon Foreman.

Let it happen
Tomorrow knows what tomorrow knows, you can't make it get here sooner
Let it happen
I don't know what the future holds, but I know you're my future. 

Switchfoot’s previously released instant grat tracks and music videos include the title-track, Native Tongue, Voices written by The Foreman Brothers, Brent Kutzle and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Tyler Spry as well as All I Need.

Switchfoot also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina on February 14, with stops in Toronto on February 28 and Vancouver on April 13. See a complete list of dates below. Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join Switchfoot as supporting acts. Tickets on sale now. Click here for more information.

In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us. The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, Calif., includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as Prodigal Soul, Joy Invincible, and Voices. The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to "use our lungs for love and not the shadows." Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on The Hardest Art.

Keep up with SWITCHFOOT on Facebook, YouTube , Instagram, Twitter and visit SWITCHFOOT.com.

NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
February 14 The Orange Peel - Asheville, North Carolina
February 15 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, Tennessee
February 16 Tabernacle - Atlanta, Georgia
February 17 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tennessee
February 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, Maryland
February 20 The Fillmore - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 22 Wellmont Theater - Montclair, New Jersey
February 23 The Paramount - Huntington, New Jersey
February 24 House of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts
February 27 Carnegie Music Hall - Munhall, Pennsylvania 
February 28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Ontario
March 1 House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
March 2 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 3 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, Michigan
March 5 The Pageant - Saint Louis, Missouri
March 6 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, Indiana
March 8 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 9 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 10 The Sylvee - Madison, Wisconsin
March 13 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, Tennessee
March 14 Club Brady - Tulsa, Oklahoma
March 15 House of Blues - Dallas, Texas
March 16 House of Blues - Houston, Texas
March 18 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, Texas
March 19 Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, Texas
March 21 Iron City - Birmingham, Alabama
March 22 The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Florida
March 23 House of Blues - Orlando, Florida
March 24 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 27 State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 28 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Nebraska
March 29 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Missouri
March 30 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado
March 31 The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah
April 3 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
April 4 The Van Buren - Phoenix, Arizona
April 5 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California
April 6 Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California
April 7 Warfield Theater - San Francisco, California
April 9 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon
April 10 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
April 11 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 12 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:
Switchfoot has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016).  Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band's documentary of the same name. Along the way, Switchfoot established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including Meant to Live, Dare You to Move, Stars and Mess of Me. Beyond their career achievements, Switchfoot has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, California They've also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. Switchfoot’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.  

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HIGH ON FIRE CANCELS 2019 ELECTRIC MESSIAH TOUR DUE TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY

INCLUDING STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – January 7, 2019 – High On Fire will not participate in the 2019 Electric Messiah Tour sponsored by Revolver Magazine. Fans can refund their tickets through the point of purchase.

Frontman, Matt Pike, has provided a statement: 

“Dear Friends and fans,

To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancelation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.

I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come but right now I’m at great risk of losing it, and/or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well.

It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!”

High On Fire is: Matt Pike / Des Kensel / Jeff Matz

Purchase/stream Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

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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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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR MICHAEL BOLTON CELEBRATES HIS 50TH YEAR IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WITH A SYMPHONY OF HITS

COLLECTION OF GREATEST HITS NEWLY ARRANGED AND RECORDED WITH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 8

SINGER ALSO RELEASES SOULFUL FRAGRANCE COLLECTION: TIME, LOVE & TENDERNESS

Toronto, ON – January 3, 2019 –
Multi-Grammy Award-winning, international superstar, Michael Bolton, is set to release A Symphony of Hits, via Entertainment One on February 8, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The collection celebrates the music legend’s 50th year in the entertainment industry, and features his greatest hits newly arranged and recorded at All Saints College Performing Arts Centre in Perth, Australia with the West Australian Full Harmonic Orchestra. Fans can pre-order the album now, here.

"Over the years I have had the honour to collaborate with so many of my musical heroes and I’ve had the pleasure of delving into diverse musical genres,” says Bolton. "To celebrate my 50th year in entertainment, I’ve selected a collection of songs that really marked the chapters in my career and it has been my dream to bring them to life with a symphony orchestra. As a little blue collar boy from Connecticut, I can honestly say, that if you put your gift to work and commit fully, that’s when dreams come true!"

This iconic collection of hits follows the career of the singer/songwriter’s life, spanning from his first record deal at age 16, to his first Grammy eighteen years later. Each song reveals a page in his coming of age story, performing with his childhood inspirations Ray Charles and Percy Sledge, and working with musical legends Bob Dylan and Luciano Pavarotti to perfect his craft of songwriting and singing. 

These songs and stories will be performed live from the Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Saturday February 2nd, 2019.  This one night only special fundraising event will bring the familiar favorites to new heights with a lush 60-piece symphony orchestra and gospel choir.  Proceeds benefit the Campaign for Parker Playhouse and The Michael Bolton Charities, commemorating its 25th year of advocating on behalf of women and children at risk.

Alongside the new album, Bolton will also release Time, Love & Tenderness, a three-piece fragrance collection capturing the essence of the eponymous album and hit single. The unique package is designed to be both soulful and romantic, and is available for Pre-Order at: https://michaelbolton.com/shop/

A Symphony of Hits, the Time, Love & Tenderness fragrance collection, and The Broward Center special event are the result of a unique collaboration between Michael and Great HealthWorks, a leading health and wellness company that supports the healing power of music. An advocate of preventative healthcare and self-care, Bolton is the Global Brand Ambassador for OmegaXL, a powerful, natural health supplement. The partnership represents an innovative model for artists to create, market and distribute new opportunities to their fans. 

A SYMPHONY OF HITS TRACKLIST:
1.     Said I Loved You…But I Lied
2.     When a Man Loves a Woman 
3.     Soul Provider  
4.     Time Love and Tenderness
5.     To Love Somebody       
6.     How Can We Be Lovers              
7.     How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
8.     Steel Bars                                                                         
9.     (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay             
10. Georgia On My Mind
11. Nessun Dorma
12. The Prayer

TOUR DATES:
February 2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Broward Centre for the Performing Arts
February 6 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for Performing Arts
February 8 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center
February 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
February 13 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel PAC
February 15 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theater
February 17 – Naples, FL – Artis Naples
February 21 – Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove Margaritaville
February 23 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Bossier City
March 4 – London, England – London Palladium

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ABOUT MICHAEL BOLTON
Michael Bolton has sold over 65 million records worldwide, has released 9 #1 singles and 9 Top 10-ranking studio albums.  He earned a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has received numerous awards as both an artist and a songwriter. Bolton has written with icons ranging from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga, and penned hits for artists like Cher, Barbara Streisand and KISS. He continues to tour the globe each year and has performed with legends like Luciano Pavarotti, BB King and Ray Charles. His digital presence has garnered over half a billion views and his records have been sampled by the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West. The Michael Bolton Charities is in its 25th year of advocating on behalf of women and children at risk.

Bolton became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy nominated video, Captain Jack Sparrow, that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up nearly 200 million views on YouTube.  He earned another Emmy nod for his collaborations with the Screen Junkies channel popular, Honest Trailers. Bolton’s comedic appearances span several episodes of CBS’s hit series Two and a half Men, the hit Fox network show Glee, ABC’s hit comedy Fresh off the Boat, HBO’s hit series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and has ongoing campaigns with American Greetings. He executive produced and starred in the Netflix show Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Special which has been one of the network’s most popular comedies to date.

Bolton’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song, Go the Distance, from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the recent Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters which has become a favored wedding song and part of several viral videos. He also executive produced the documentary Terror at Home addressing Domestic Violence in America, and was Emmy-nominated for writing the title song, Tears of The Angels.  Michael has most recently produced a feature-length documentary, American Dream: Detroit about the 21st Century Renaissance of the Motor City.

ABOUT OMEGAXL®
OmegaXL® is a powerful, safe and easy to swallow, omega-3 joint health supplement that has been shown to help relieve joint pain caused by inflammation. OmegaXL®, with its propriety  PCSO-524® complex, is derived from green lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus), a species that is grown and harvested in the pristine waters of New Zealand, recognized as some of the cleanest waters on Earth.

ABOUT GREAT HEALTHWORKS,INC.
Great HealthWorks, founded in 2003, is a global manufacturer and distributor of health and lifestyle products operating through a vertically integrated direct-to-consumer model. Great HealthWorks markets and sells its products through direct response television, internet, radio and print advertising. Great HealthWorks operates its corporate headquarters and distribution center at its over 200,000 square foot campus located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To find out more about Great HealthWorks, visit www.greathealthworks.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; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location. 

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SET IT OFF DROP TWO NEW SONGS

BAND SEEKING FAN INPUT ON WHICH SONG  SHOULD BE THE NEXT VIDEO

NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT OUT ON FEBRUARY 1 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF IN FEBRUARY STOPPING IN TORONTO MARCH 3RD

Toronto, ON – December 14, 2018 – Set It Off
have shared two new songs from their forthcoming Fearless Records debut, Midnight, out February 1. Listen to For You Forever and Dancing With The Devil.

The band is dropping two new songs at the same time for a very specific reason. Set It Off are seeking fan input and assistance in deciding which track should get a proper music video. Fans can vote via setitoffband.com/vote. Voting ends December 28th and the band will announce which song fans voted for on New Year's Day.

To help with the decision-making process, singer Cody Carson offered insight into both songs. "Dancing With the Devil is a story of betrayal," he said. "It unfortunately happens more often than it should that I someone we work with or someone we get close to in our lives feeds us lines of support and love, reels us in with a false sense of connection, and then whenever they feel like we can’t feed their needs, they cut the line and watch us drown. To me, that severance is fuel. That betrayal and abandonment is a reason to prove something, and the chip on the shoulder grows. This world is a tough place, but we have to be tougher and keep our eyes open so we don’t end up Dancing With the Devil."

About For You Forever, Carson said, “[It's] is my way of putting myself in the shoes of someone else when I was single. I was stubborn, I didn't want a serious relationship, and I'd always let the other person know that. However, sometimes feelings grew, and I pushed them away because I felt I wasn't ready, but it wouldn’t always stop them from waiting for me. This song collects the multitude of emotions that circulated through those situations from start, to end, to even how their friends may have advised them. It was a seriously humbling and vulnerable song to write, but sometimes you have to call yourself out.

SET IT OFF ARE:
Cody Carson — Vocals
Dan Clermont — Guitar
Zach DeWall — Guitar
Maxx Danziger — Drums

MIDNIGHT:
Bundles: https://found.ee/sioshop
iTunes: http://found.ee/midnight
Apple Music: http://found.ee/midnightam
Spotify: http://found.ee/midnightsp


SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 1
February 15 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Hotel
February 16 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
February 17 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
February 19 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
February 20 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
February 23 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
February 24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
February 26 — Chicago, IL — Metro
February 27 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
February 28 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
March 2 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 3 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
March 5 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
March 6 — Toronto, ON — Mod Club
March 8 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
March 9 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
March 10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
March 12 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
March 13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
March 15 — Orlando, FL — The Abbey
March 18 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
March 19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
March 20 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
March 22 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
March 23 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy
March 24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall

MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 2
April 10 — Dublin Workmans Club, Ireland
April 12 — Glasgow G2, UK
April 13 — Leeds The Key Club, UK
April 14 — Newcastle Academy 2, UK
April 16 — Manchester Academy 3, UK
April 17 — Birmingham O2 Institute 2, UK
April 18 — London The Garage, UK
April 20 — Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
April 21 — Antwerp Kavka, Belgium
April 23 — Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
April 25 — Cologne MTC, Germany
April 26 — Hamburg HeadCRASH, Germany
April 27 — Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany

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ENTERPRISE EARTH RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HE EXISTS EXCLUSIVELY VIA KERRANG!

ALL NEW LP LUCIFEROUS DUE OUT APRIL 5, 2019

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – December 13, 2018 – Spokane, WA metal band, Enterprise Earth, have released a music video for their new track, He Exists, exclusively via Kerrang! Magazine today. 

"The evil we perceive in this world is a mere reflection of our inner darkness," says vocalist, Dan Watson. "We are the architects of evil as it is projected upon the landscape of our reality. The Devil exists. He exists in us all."

Enterprise Earth will release Luciferous, their third LP, on April 5, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. The band completed work on Luciferous this summer with producer, Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel, Job For A Cowboy, Carnifex) and are eager to get music into the hands of their fans. Pre-order here.

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

Enterprise Earth was founded in 2014 by ex-Infant Annihilator vocalist, Dan Watson, and ex-Takeover guitarist, BJ Sampson. Taking their name from a confluence of Illuminati and other conspiracy theories, the band released their 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.

Pre-order Luciferous: smarturl.it/EELuciferous

Tracklisting:
1. Behold, Malevolence
2. Sleep Is For The Dead
3. He Exists
4. Scars Of The Past
5. Ashamed To Be Human
6. Requiem
7. The Failsafe Fallacy
8. Infernal Suffering
9. Luciferous
10. Nightfallen
11. We Are Immortal
12. There Is No Tomorrow

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CROWBAR ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

SUPPORTING CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

STOPS IN VANCOUVER, EDMONTON, CALGARY, WINNIPEG AND TORONTO

LISTEN TO THE SERPENT ONLY LIES

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – December 12, 2018 – NOLA sludge metal champions, Crowbar, have announced an extensive 2019 North American tour. Supporting Corrosion of Conformity, the band will rock stages alongside Mothership, with Weedeater and The Obsessed on select dates, including stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto. See below for complete details.

Crowbar released their 11th and latest album, The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One. For nearly three decades, the name Crowbar has been synonymous with HEAVY. Since rising ominously from the swamplands of New Orleans in 1990, they’ve been hailed internationally as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of crushing, melodic sludge. The Serpent Only Lies, is both an affirmation of the band’s staying power and a nod to their legacy.

“To me, it’s a fresh sounding version of old school Crowbar,” says vocalist, guitarist and mastermind, Kirk Windstein. “I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the selftitled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20 plus years ago. I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.”

The result is an album that stands toe-to-toe with those early Crowbar classics while maintaining the lumbering hooks of mid-period standouts like 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest and 2000’s Equilibrium . Bolstered by massive riffage, new songs, I Am The Storm, Embrace The Light, and the title track explore the themes of life, loss and spirituality, respectively.

“Even lyrically, the approach was a little more old school,” Windstein offers. “Some of the songs have less lyrics to let the riffs breathe a little more, which I had kind of gotten away from over the years. It was a conscious thing to go back to that.”

The album’s bruising centerpiece, The Enemy Beside You, opens with the line, “If you grow a set of balls, you might just change your life. ” It’s a rallying call to woe is me types everywhere. “The song is not about anyone in particular—it’s about negative people in general,” Windstein explains. “People who bitch about everything, but don’t get up and do anything for themselves. I know a lot of people like that. If you need a job, get off your ass and get one. If you need to get off dope, go get help. Don’t just sit there and whine about it.”

“Having this be our eleventh record, we’re very fortunate because so many bands don’t last this long,” Windstein adds. “My whole outlook on music as a career is the Motörhead outlook, which is that slow and steady wins the race. If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night and continue to treat your fans with respect, that’s the stuff people will remember.”

CROWBAR is:

Kirk Windstein | Matt Brunson | Tommy Buckley

TOUR DATES

January 19 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall

January 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

January 21 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

January 22 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

January 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

January 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club

January 26 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

January 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

January 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

January 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

February 1 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

February 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

February 4 - Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

February 5 – Calgary, AB - Marquee

February 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

February 8- Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

February 9- Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

February 10 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop

February 12 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

February 13- New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

February 16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

February 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

February 18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

February 20 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House

February 21- Pittsburgh, PA – Smalls Theatre

February 22 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

February 23- Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

February 24 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum

February 26 – Penascola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

February 27 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan 

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CRAIG STICKLAND PREPS NEW ALBUM FOR SUMMER 2019 RELEASE

WATCH ALBUM TEASER HERE 
TO SEE WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Toronto, ON – December 11, 2018 – 
Get ready to kick off the new year with Canadian singer/songwriter, Craig Stickland, who will be releasing his new single in early January. He also teased his upcoming album, which will be released in the summer of 2019, with a video that can be viewed here

Craig Stickland’s name may be rather new to the music loving masses, but for most of his young adult life he has dedicated his time, energy and abundant talent as a songwriter and performer into developing a reputation as an edgy, engaging artist, with a power voice. Now based in L.A., Stickland released his debut single, Warning, in October 2017. His powerful vocals are front and centre on top of a driving beat; “you remind me of a warning, but the risk is worth the taste.” Stream, buy and share Warning hereand watch the music video here.

Possessing an impressive touring pedigree, he most recently playing guitar for Alessia Cara on Coldplay’s worldwide, Head Full of Dreams tour, and opening on Cara's North American, KNOW-IT-ALL tour. He also toured as direct support for Canadian alt-rock pioneer, Matthew Good. At the top of 2019, he will be heading out on a North American tour with Hudson Taylor. See below for a full list of dates, and stay tuned for more great things to come from Craig Stickland in the new year!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
January 31 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
February 2 – Nashville, TN – City Winery Lounge
February 4 – Washington, DC – City Winery Wine Garden
February 5 & 6 – New York, NY – The Loft at City Winery
February 8 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live Upstairs
February 9 – Boston, MA – City Winery & Haymarket (2 shows)
February 12 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
February 14 – St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club

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SUSTO’S NEW ALBUM EVER SINCE I LOST MY MIND OUT FEBRUARY 22 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

SINGLE HOMEBOY PREMIERES ON PASTE MAGAZINE

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2018 –
Rounder Records is set to release the new album from Charleston-based musician, Justin Osborne’s band, SUSTO, Ever Since I Lost My Mind. The record is out February 22 and is the band’s debut with the label; pre-order here. Paste premiered the new single, Homeboy, alongside an exclusive interview with Osborne; listen/share the track here and watch the official lyric video here. Read the full interview here.

The new album was produced by Ian Fitchuck (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly), with input from Osborne’s longtime creative partner, Wolfgang Zimmerman. “Ever Since I Lost My Mind is very personal,” Osborne explains of the new record. “This collection of songs came together over the course of a couple years, and they all represent different moments. It felt cathartic writing all of them, and they were also all fun in different ways.”

SUSTO has made a name for itself through frequent touring and performances at major U.S. festivals including Hangout, Austin City Limits, Stagecoach, AmericanaFest, Pickathon and Hopscotch. The band has opened for The Lumineers, Band of Horses and The Head and The Heart, and made their television debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday, last year.

Osborne first began writing songs as a teen in South Carolina, performing with numerous bands before forming SUSTO. During a self-imposed hiatus, he decided to move to Havana. While he was living there, he befriended some Cuban musicians who encouraged and inspired him to start writing music again. “It was a weird moment. I just had to finally quit keeping one foot out of music and dive in,” he explains. The band’s name, SUSTO, is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as “panic attack.” “That deep fright was something I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it,” adds Osborne. “I can lose my mind on stage sometimes––I will break down and cry or have to keep myself from doing it––I just feel so incredibly lucky.

Osborne is currently in the midst of a string of solo performance dates, the SUSTO Stories Tour, playing songs from last year’s & I’m Fine Today as well as music from the forthcoming album. See below for a complete list of remaining dates.

Ever Since I Lost My Mind follows the band’s critically acclaimed album, & I’m Fine Today, which received extensive praise from the media:

Nine Artists to Watch For at AmericanaFest” – NPR Music

The Charleston five-piece covers vast sonic ground on their new album & I’m Fine Today, swaying between country-tinged rock (‘Cosmic Cowboy’), contemplative pop ballads (‘Mountain Top’), and any number of other genres that exist somewhere within the expansive fabric of Southern music.” – Consequence of Sound

The rich narratives of love, loss and decadence echo on a molecular level; 
Osborne’s voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran accompaniment.” – Paste

SUSTO STORIES TOUR
December 12 – The While Mule – Columbia, SC
December 13 – Woolfe Street Playhouse – Charleston, SC
December 14 – Creek Stage @ The Rookery – Macon, GA
December 31 – Alabama Theatre – Birmingham, AL
January 25 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC

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A.CHAL DROPS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXOTIGAZ EP TODAY

Toronto, ON – December 7, 2018 – Today, rising Peruvian-born singer, songwriter, and producer, A.CHAL releases his anxiously awaited new EP, EXOTIGAZ. Get it here via Epic Records.

Just last week, he set the stage for the EP’s arrival with the scorching DÉJALO. With its simmering beat, laidback bilingual flows, and nocturnal shine, it immediately garnered critical praise. Complex claimed he brings “together the cowboy vibes of Texas with the energy of Miami nightlife,” while Flaunt wrote, “His music is a silky blend of Hip-Hop, soul, and R&B.” Last week, he unveiled a cinematic music video for DÉJALO, speaking to this inimitable intersection of western swagger and South Beach style. Check it out here.

A.CHAL also made headlines with the standalone single, LA DUEÑA. Within under a month, it clocked over 4 million YouTube views as his “fastest growing video to date.Watch the video here.

From the airy guitar and seductively sexy spirit of EXOTICA, produced by Latin dancehall pop hitmaker Rvssian [Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam] to the kinetic bounce of PUMP FAKE, the six-track EXOTIGAZ sees him deftly bob and weave between styles. On the likes of the simmering 000000 and the bonified club banger TYPE, he strikes a bold balance between alternative R&B, slick Latin, 21st century hip-hop, and bold pop of his own. Check out the full tracklisting below!

To celebrate the EP, A.CHAL will be dropping the music video for EXOTICA next week. Additionally, Fuego enlisted his instantly recognizable voice for a feature on the sizzling single, Dancinout today. 

The EXOTIGAZ EP follows up this year’s breakthrough smash, Love N Hennessy (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam]. Not only did it ignite airwaves, but it also earned over 56 million cumulative streams between the original version and remix. Additionally, he infiltrated the fashion world by featuring in Summer 2018 “Meet Me In The Gap” campaign, and is soon going to be launching his new fashion line ROPA GAZ.

Experience EXOTIGAZ now and fall into GAZI WORLD now. It’s just the beginning of A.CHAL’s global takeover!

EXOTIGAZ EP
1. TYPE
2. DÉJALO
3. INDIGO GIRL
4. 000000
5. EXOTICA
6. PUMP FAKE

ABOUT A.CHAL
Confidently owning a cross-section of cultures and genres, A.CHAL carved out his own lane as an international force by the start of 2018. At the top of the year, Google Play Music touted him among Latin Artists to Watch for 2018, and Pandora also included him on its Latin Artists to Watch 2018. 2017 saw his star dramatically rise. Zane Lowe personally premiered the original, Love N Hennessy, as his Apple Music Beats 1 World Record. It landed on Amazon’s Best Songs of 2017 and Remezcla’s Best Latin Songs of 2017. Additionally, the 2017 mixtape ON GAZ claimed a spot on Pigeons & Planes’ Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) and on Redbull’s 21 Albums that made us feel something. Early on, the fashion world sought him out as a tastemaker as he appeared in capsule collections such as FRAME Denim x Ben Gorham Men and Stussy x Mr. Porter. Inking a partnership with Epic Records and releasing Love Hennessy (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam], he’s angling towards superstardom now.

Born in Peru and raised in Queens, he’s always been keyed in to an inclusive mindset, thinking globally. He started rapping as soon as he could and made a splash with the debut EP, Ballroom Riots in 2013. Lowe first championed him in 2015 by debuting Round Whippin. Next up, his first full-length, Welcome to GAZI, notched over 36 million streams, secured a spot for him on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s summer tour, and rounded out the year on Pigeons & Planes Best Albums of 2016.

www.gazi.world

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CADENCE WEAPON DROPS GRANDTHEFT-PRODUCED SINGLE JACKSON POLLOCK

PERFORMING AT CBC Q LIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON DECEMBER 12 AND NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE
IN TORONTO ON NEW YEARS EVE


LISTEN TO SELF-TITLED ALBUM NOW  

Toronto, ON – December 7, 2018 –  Today, prolific rapper, Cadence Weapon, launches the rap version of his new single, Jackson Pollock, produced by Toronto’s own Grandtheft. Following an instrumental version on Deadbeats that was released on November 23, the song is a bold example of what Cadence has in store for 2019, and what he has been working on since the release of his self-titled album earlier this year. Listen to Jackson Pollock here.

"Grandtheft and I randomly got together in the studio in Toronto and built the track from the ground up. We wanted to make something that mirrored the frenetic energy of our live shows,” Cadence says of the collaboration. “After GT came up with the beat, I knew I wanted to write something that had an epic, celebratory quality to match the production. It's an art rap song that makes references to famous visual artists but also touches on the intersection of art and commerce in the world of music."

Jackson Pollock (Rap Version) is a triumphant anthem that serves as a victory lap after a busy year of touring for both artists. Cadence just wrapped an extensive North American headline tour with Montreal’s Hua Li and Houston rapper, Fat Tony, after a long European run of the summer festival circuit. The cross country Canadian tour featured shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal, Fredericton, St. John’s, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Virginia, Boston, and the revered Halifax Pop Explosion in Nova Scotia. Cadence performed at NextGen City Jam in his hometown of Edmonton last week. He returns to Toronto this month, taking the stage with Jacques Greene at CBC q Live For The Holidays on Wednesday, December 12 at The Great Hall, and will be ringing in the New Year with a performance at Nathan Philips Square on Monday, December 31. See below for more information and tickets.   

Cadence has been teasing new music on and off the stage for a few months – this summer, sharing infectious single, Be About,  produced by  Eytan Tobin, of the Bedroomer music collective, and some new sounds from a forthcoming project with Jacques Greene.

Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, self-titled album was released on January 19 via eOne Music, and longlisted for a 2018 Polaris Music Prize. The album is his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, which was second to be nominated for a Polaris Music Prize. Purchase and stream Cadence Weapon here.
 

TOUR DATES:
December 12 – CBC q Live For The Holidays – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON – Tickets
December 31 – New Year’s Eve at Nathan Philips Square – Toronto, ON - Info
February 15 – Resident DTLA – Los Angeles, CA

“Since letting some light in, and showing some openness to more conventional production, Pemberton has crafted his most fully-realized and best album yet.” Beatroute

“It’s a record that invites listeners in and finds us
truly getting to know Pemberton on a new level.” –
CBC Music

“…his most provocative and well-executed album and a high water mark
 for hip-hop on this continent.”
Exclaim!

Always a literate, smart and — mainly — narrative rap artist, Rollie Pemberton was always married to his own muse and chasing none of the day’s trends. That’s why he can make an album that sounds as old skool and near-classic hip hop as this 12-track album does…” – Vancouver Sun

Listen to Jackson Pollock: ffm.to/cadence-jacksonpollock

Cadence Weapon on Spotify: smarturl.it/cadenceweapon

DOWNLOAD Hi Res Single Artwork | DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo

www.cadenceweapon.net
 

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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CHROMEO DEBUTS VIDEO FOR DON’T SLEEP FEATURING FRENCH MONTANA AND STEFFLON DON

STARRING ACTRESS ROBIN GIVENS

HEAD OVER HEELS OUT NOW ON LAST GANG RECORDS

 “Chromeo and Head Over Heels continue to receive critical acclaim since its initial release…”GQ

 “Chromeo makes a pretty compelling case for funk’s necessity. There’s something urgent about their gyrating brand of no-holds-barred, fun-as-fuck funk, independent of time or space.”CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“The most dependable dance band of the 21st century
continues its consistency streak on Head Over Heels”
ROLLING STONE

“an international force”GARAGE

“Their funk-infused electro-pop has become unmistakable…synth-heavy discotheque bangers” SLANT

“A collection of frothy, nostalgic summer jams”BILLBOARD

“Chromeo’s charm is hypnotic”BILLBOARD

Toronto, ON — December 7, 2018 — Funk legends, Chromeo, debut their video for Don’t Sleep today, starring 90s icon Robin Givens (Never Heard, Riverdale, The Bold and the Beautiful) and featuring French Montana and Stefflon Don – watch here!

Directed by Allie Avital (serpentwithfeet, Moses Sumney), the visual is another sophisticated installment in Chromeo’s collection of artfully hilarious clips. Of the video Avital explains, It’s lonely at the top. ‘Don’t Sleep’ is a 2018 satire for the age of dissatisfaction; the age of overstimulation and Tinder. Robin Givens plays a version of the ‘sad king,’ where the more pampered and entertained she is, the more disaffected she becomes. All the bulging biceps, sponge baths, and lap dances can’t cure her existential void.”

Avital continues, “Harems are historically reserved for men, and music videos have a long history of ornamental ‘video girls,’ so I wanted to flip both of those narratives. The video was directed and produced by a team of women, which gave the shoot a funny, meta dimension. Dave and Pee are so open and collaborative, and in this often-formulaic industry, it was a breath of fresh air to be given so much artistic freedom and trust.”

Don’t Sleep is produced by Chromeo and legendary R&B producer Rodney Jerkins. It’s an infectious dose of trunk-rattling funk. The follow up to singles, Juice and Must’ve Been featuring DRAM, Don’t Sleep is taken from Chromeo’s acclaimed fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, which was released in June on Last Gang Records and subsequently reached #1 on the iTunes Electronic charts. Featuring twelve tracks of funk and R&B history colliding with modern pop songcraft, Head Over Heels is a collaborative celebration where the duos favorite artists’ signatures touches intermingle in Chromeo world. The album’s guest list includes Jesse Johnson, Pino Palladino, DRAM, The-Dream, Amber Mark, Onyx Collective, Raphael Saadiq and more.

Since the release, the band has been on an extensive tour of the world, playing over 100 live performances this year with sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris London and more, plus festival plays at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands and Primavera, among others. The duo also made television appearances this year on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, plus an exclusive full-band performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk.

Chromeo is the iconic duo of Montreal natives and high school best friends Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel). The group rose to prominence with their seminal 2007 release Fancy Footwork, heralding the dawn of the ‘80s electro-funk revival.

French Montana is a Moroccan-born, New York-raised rapper, singer and songwriter. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records and has released twenty mixtapes and two studio albums over his storied career.

Stefflon Don is a multilingual, multitalented rapper, singer and songwriter. She is one of seven siblings born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, now signed to Motown and Quality Control.

Robin Givens is an award-winning actress, author and advocate for women’s rights who has been a powerful force in Hollywood for more than three decades.

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chromeo.net

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

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

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MOONCHILD RELEASES NEW SINGLE GET TO KNOW IT

WRAPS UP THE HIVE MIND TOUR  WITH THE INTERNET

TOUR DATES IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO THIS WEEKEND

Toronto, ON – December 7, 2018 –
Alternative R&B band, Moonchild, is very excited to release their new single, Get To Know It, today. Known for their spaced-out, Soulquarians-inspired grooves and the wispy, at-ease vocals of Amber Navran (also a saxophonist and flutist), with fellow multi-instrumentalists, Max Bryk (keyboards, saxophone, and clarinet) and Andris Mattson (keyboards, trumpet, synth bass), the trio wrote and produced the single.  Get To Know It is a laid-back track that will mesmerize the listener.  Moonchild is currently in the studio working on a new project as well as preparing for new performance dates in 2019.

"The Song is about uncertainty and how you have to get comfortable with it in life. The future will always be uncertain, the faster we learn to love the feeling the easier we can rise,” states the LA-based band.  “Thinking of uncertainty as a friend instead of running from it or waiting for it to go away to step forward. Jumping into the feeling. Getting to know it."

The band formed in 2011 at USC, and has steadily grown within the scene ever since. They’ve made waves with songs like Cure and The List, and the discography has garnered them accolades from the likes of Quest Love, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and PJ Morton along with several interviews and mentions from press including NPR Music, that added their Voyager album in the Five R&B Albums You Slept On In 2017.

In addition, Moonchild is wrapping up a national tour with The Internet (on The Hive Mind Tour) , which crisscrossed the country, selling out venues in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, and Austin among others. 

Listen to Get To Know It: youtube.com/watch?v=44p6Zo2nk18
Stream Get To Know It: smarturl.it/Moonchild_GTKI


MOONCHILD TOUR DATES:
December 8 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
December 9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

December 10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
December 12 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
December 19 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
March 1 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival
March 30 – Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Town Jazz Festival

ABOUT MOONCHILD:
Moonchild is a Los Angeles-based trio that met at the University of Southern California and debuted the year of their formation with the self-released Be Free (2012). Moonchild subsequently joined the roster of the independent U.K. label Tru Thoughts, where they continued to refine their sound with Please Rewind(2015) and Voyager (2017), the latter of which added harp and other stringed instrumentation to their blissed-out compositions. They've opened for the likes of Stevie Wonder, toured with The Internet, Kamasi Washington, and many others, and, true to their genre-crossing appeal, have been featured together on recordings by artists such as mid-Atlantic rapper Rapsody (Nobody, Jesus Coming) and hip-hop producer Tall Black Guy (I Will Never Know). Their output has been sampled, as heard on Mac Miller's Two Matches. Outside Moonchild, Navran, Bryk, and Mattson have worked as both solo artists and collaborators.

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HEALTH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR

OUT FEBRUARY 8, 2019 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE SLAVES OF FEAR OUT NOW
WATCH
HERE

ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR INCLUDING SHOWS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

SOLD OUT WARM UP NYC SHOW AT
ELSEWHERE ZONE ONE ON JANUARY 23

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2018 – Today, HEALTH announced their new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which will be released February 8, 2019 via Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by longtime collaborator, Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses), the album’s first single, SLAVES OF FEAR, is out worldwide today alongside a Zev Deans-directed video. Watch it HERE. The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller - who recently played a sold-out surprise show at LA’s Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever and already sold-out an intimate NYC show on January 23 at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One - also announced a headlining North American tour. Shows include an NYC gig at Elsewhere The Hall on April 25, and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10, with stops in Vancouver and Toronto. Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 14 at 10am EST. VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is now available for pre-order HERE.

HEALTH has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original, High Pressure Dave, to 2015’s acclaimed LP, DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.

Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.

From the sample-triggered thrash metal of THE MESSAGE, and GOD BOTHERER, to the bone-scraping sub-bass of FEEL NOTHING, and BLACK STATIC, this is HEALTH at its most lacerating yet. With Lars Stalfors, they’ve upended their sound palette for our post-everything era: NC-17 feels like Arabic bass music dragged through hell; RAT WARS groans with derelict, slow-rolling L.A. funk.

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsik confronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy. Album closer, DECIMATION, is the most radical move in the band's catalog to date: a gorgeous guitar ballad, a plea for purpose and meaning in a time that makes both feel impossible.

Over the last year, the band hinted at a new range and ambitiousness. Shows with black-metallers, Deafheaven, and R&B-savvy rockers, The Neighbourhood, led to single collaborations with indie heroes, Purity Ring, and Soccer Mommy (MASS GRAVE), French techno brutalist, Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and L.A. industrial fiends, Youth Code (INNOCENCE), with plenty more to come.

Read HEALTH’s full bio/download photos & cover art HERE.

Purchase/stream the SLAVES OF FEAR digital single:

Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon / Pandora / Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

 

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR Tracklist:
1. PSYCHONAUT
2. FEEL NOTHING
3. GOD BOTHERER
4. BLACK STATIC
5. LOSS DELUXE
6. NC-17
7. THE MESSAGE
8. RAT WARS
9. STRANGE DAYS (1999)
10. WRONG BAG
11. SLAVES OF FEAR
12. DECIMATION

TOUR DATES:
January 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Zone One (SOLD-OUT)
January 30 - Brixton, UK -  O2 Academy Brixton *
January 31 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg  *
February 1 - Cologne, DE - Palladium *
February 3 - Hamburg -  Docks *
February 4 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys *
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24- Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
April 9 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
April 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 13 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 19 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Grill
April 20 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
April 22 - Detroit, MI - El Club
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere The Hall
April 26 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
April 28 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
May 1- Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
May 2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 3 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
May 4 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
May 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
May 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
May 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* supporting The Neighbourhood

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www.youwillloveeachother.com

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WILD RIVERS ANNOUNCE WINTER 2019 TOUR DATES

WATCH THEIR LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE VIDEOS FOR LEAD SINGLE HOWLING AND CALL IT A NIGHT

EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

"With killer harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, Call It a Night shows off Wild Rivers' lush vocals and seamless chemistry. It's a slow-burning song until the last minute or so, the quiet intensity building from the first notes to give Call It a Night a gorgeous finish."

– The Boot

“...a gorgeous little gem with some seriously haunting melodies.”Fuzzy Logic

“...so lovely and unique that it seems as though everyone who listens to them becomes an instant fan.” – The Aquarian

Toronto, ON – December 5, 2018 – Wild Rivers
have been going non-stop since the summer release of their EP, Eighty-Eight, touring heavily in support of the new album, including a 21-date North American run with The Paper Kites. It is impossible not to leave the room smiling following one of their intoxicating live shows, and the group is thrilled to announce that they will be back out on the road in early 2019 bringing their songs to audiences across Quebec and southern Ontario. Full details can be found below.

The band recently debuted stripped down studio versions of their songs, Call It A Night, and Howling, which are both featured on their Eighty-Eight EP – the highly-anticipated follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut. The 5-song release has already reached over 2.8 million streams on Spotify alone, with the band amassing over 1.4 million monthly listeners. Album track, I Wont Be Back, was also included in Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week. 

Wild Rivers – composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Julien Laferriere (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass) – over three years, has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and has earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful, lasting connection with their listeners. The Toronto-based band, coming from all different musical backgrounds, finds inspiration within the 1970s, including artists such as Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Neil Young, all while being able to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with contemporary approaches to melody.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and treats from the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul” in the new year!

Stream Eighty-Eight via Spotify

WILD RIVERS 2019 TOUR DATES:
January 8 – Rochester, NY – Good Luck
January 10 – Uncasville, CT – Wolf Den
January 11 – Burlingston, VT – Foam Brewers
January 12 – Portmouth, NH – Music Hall Loft
January 13 – Killington, VT – Picklebarrel Night Club
January 15 – Buffalo, NY – 9th Ward
February 27 – Toronto, ON – Opera House *
February 28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware *
March 1 – Guelph, ON – Univeristy of Guelph
March 2 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café
March 4 – Montreal, QC – Quai *
March 5 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti *
March 6 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House *
March 7 – London, ON – Rum Runners *

* with special guest Cat Clyde

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www.wildriversmusic.com

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THOMPSON EGBO-EGBO TO EMCEE DIXON HALL MUSIC SCHOOL’S ANNUAL MUSIC FOR LIFE GALA ON DECEMBER 5

TUNE IN TO CTV’S ETALK TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET
FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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Toronto, ON – December 4, 2018 – On Wednesday, December 5, celebrated Toronto artist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, is giving back to the school that provided the foundation of his career as the official Master of Ceremonies of Dixon Hall Music School’s annual Music For Life Gala. The event marks the 40th anniversary of Dixon Hall Music School, and will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park (Toronto). An alumnus of the school, and the Secretary of Dixon Hall’s Board Of Directors, it is the first time the gala will have a former student as emcee. Thompson is stepping into the role to honour a place and community that has supported his artistic development since his youth, and recently visited the school for a candid interview segment with etalk on CTV – tune in tonight at 7 p.m. ET to watch.

“As a former student of Dixon Hall Music School, and now a board member of the organization,” Thompson says. “It's a gift to be able to be a part of something you know first hand add so much value to people's lives.”

Annually, Music for Life raises over half of the Music School’s operating budget.The evening combines food, drinks, music, and entertainment to celebrate student achievement and success. Guests enjoy special performances from students, past and present, and a special guest artist. Music For Life recognizes the power of music education to positively impact youth through the development of beneficial skills like focus, concentration, discipline, self-esteem, emotional expression, and more. You can learn more about the gala here.

“Thompson Egbo-Egbo has been one of Dixon Hall Music School’s most effective and genuine ambassadors. Even from a young age, his burgeoning talent and outgoing personality made him a natural on stages around Toronto, drawing attention to his journey and to our Music School for supporting him,” says Dixon Hall Music School Director, Bob McKitrick.Now, years later, Thompson is still an active member of the community he grew up in. He joined Dixon Hall’s Board of Directors in 2014, and continues to give back to Regent Park and to our Music School through his performances and advocacy work.”

Dixon Hall Music School offers subsidized music lessons for children from low-income families in Regent Park and the downtown east. The school hosts 320 students per week, with 12,500 lessons a year in 22 subject areas, both individual and ensemble disciplines. Students also attend free music and art camps in Toronto and outside the city, and receive free tickets to attend cultural events.

Thompson thinks strategically and is constantly looking for beneficial partnerships for Dixon Hall Music School,” Bob adds. “His infectious smile combined with his gifts of communicating with kids and passion for their wellbeing make him a natural role model and ambassador for his community.”

Thompson’s latest album, A New Standard, was released on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One Music, and is a display of his limitless musical vision. It is his inaugural album on the label, and the first made with his trio consisting of drummer, Jeff Halischuk, and bassist, Randall Hall. Listen to and purchase the album here.

Thompson has been making his rounds to share insight on A New Standard, highlighted in The Whole Note as their April 2018 cover feature, an interview at CP24 Breakfast, CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air , Girth Radio’s Creative Imbalance podcast, and an in-depth feature with PRODUCT Toronto. In an exclusive interview and performance for CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition, Thompson delved into his career and philanthropy work with host, Michael Enright.

As A New Standard’s title playfully suggests, Thompson's song selection touches on relatively recent compositions by artists such as Bob Dylan and Radiohead, while deftly transforming some old favourites, with a nod to the legacy of John Coltrane. Interpreted another way, A New Standard represents Thompson's continuing evolution as a player, writer and arranger while staying true to a classic trio format.

That range of influences is further underscored by A New Standard’s opening combination of Benny Golson’s Whisper Not from 1956 and Sing To The Moon, the title track from British artist Laura Mvula’s 2013 Mercury Prize-nominated debut. Thompson's arrangement of the latter is the only vocal on A New Standard, performed by Toronto singer, Nikki Ponte, whom the pianist had met in Greece after her stint on the country’s version of the television show, The X Factor. Elsewhere on the album, You Must Believe In Spring is a tip of the cap to Bill Evans, while a jaunty take of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Favela adds some Brazilian flavour to the mix.

About Thompson Egbo-Egbo
Born in Nigeria, Thompson came to Toronto with his family at the age of four and started playing piano two years later. His talents were quickly developed through studying at Dixon Hall Music School, created specifically to provide neighborhood kids with affordable lessons. Egbo-Egbo went on to study Jazz Performance at Toronto’s Humber College and then, with the help of a partial scholarship and several benefactors, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for three years. 

Such boundless musical curiosity and inventiveness is what continues to drive Egbo-Egbo creatively, and also motivates him to help a new generation of Toronto kids to transcend their social and economic circumstances through music, just as the Dixon Hall Music School in Regent Park helped him. Specifically, the Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo Arts Foundation has run a program in the Jane/Finch neighborhood teaching composition to kids, and has also collaborated with Regent Park urban music artist Mustafa The Poet on a video, Spectrum Of Hope, intended in part to showcase the community’s revitalization.

Egbo-Egbo’s mantra has long been that you always make the best choice if you have a choice. Perhaps it could be added that music is rarely ever the wrong choice. “I was very fortunate when I was a kid,” he says. “So I feel I kind of have a responsibility to be an example of how when you give a kid opportunities, it can lead to real results. Some people still don’t realize how isolated many communities are, so engaging with them, and encouraging others to do likewise, will always be the main goal of my Foundation, and, in essence, my music as well.”

Thompson Egbo-Egbo on Spotify: spoti.fi/2milLNE 
Purchase/stream A New Standard: smarturl.it/anewstandard

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TRE MISSION RELEASES VIDEO FOR HOCKEY VIA COMPLEX

NEW ALBUM ORPHAN BLACK
DUE IN 2019 ON LAST GANG RECORDS

Toronto, ON – Friday, November 30 – Today, Toronto/UK JUNO-nominated grime veteran, Tre Mission, returns with a video for new track, Hockey.  The song marks the first single from his forthcoming album, Orphan Black, due in 2019 via Last Gang Records. Premiering exclusively via Complex, the video was filmed in the Greater Toronto Area, and directed by Dan Lemoyne. Watch it here.

Orphan Black is Tre’s follow up to his recent Bare Selection-released instrumental project, Bare Selection 001, and his first full-length release since 2014’s Stigmata and Tizzy Gang collaboration (alongside Merky ACE and Cadell), Opps Next Door (2017). His debut album, Stigmata, was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2015 JUNO Awards, and featured Wiley, JME, Skepta, Merky Ace, Saukrates, Andreena Mill and k-os. Tre is the founding member of Tizzy Gang – a grime collective of London based artists and producers, featuring Merky Ace, Cadell, Vic Santoro and Nasty Jack.

In 2013, Tre jumped onto the grime scene with his critically acclaimed mixtape, Malmaison, and since then, has been a prolific producer and artist that has garnered an expansive following and musical repertoire, from his homebase in Toronto and across the pond in the UK. Tre has opened for the likes of Kenrick Lamar, J.Cole, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Badass, Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada, Tinie Tempah and Skepta, amongst others, and was the opening act on Wiley’s headlining Elusive Tour in 2011.

Orphan Black is a bold comeback for Tre, through its songwriting, production, collaborations and thoughtful approach. Stay tuned for more sounds and news on the way.

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

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HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCE ELECTRIC MESSIAH TOUR 2019 WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS CONFIRMED

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

ELECTRIC MESSIAH OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – November 30, 2018 – High On Fire have announced the Electric Messiah tour 2019 in continued support of their new LP, released earlier this year. These dates will be the first time the band has played live since the cancelation of their tour with Municipal Waste earlier this year, due to the partial amputation of Matt Pike’s toe. The tour will make stops in Montreal and Toronto in January – see below for a complete list of dates.

High On Fire released Electric Messiah on October 5 to some serious critical acclaim. The A.V. Club stated that, "The bar for metal album of the year has been raised" and they couldn't be more correct. Electric Messiah has landed on both Revolver Magazine and Loudwire’s top albums of 2018 lists. 

Consequence of Sound said the new LP “successfully construct Sabbath-ian, earth-moving riffs as their blueprint." Pitchfork said boldly, “When High On Fire rip, it’s like they're tearing through the whole universe.” 

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s title track, Electric Messiah. “When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates, “so I had this dream where he got pissed at me."

"He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album 'Electric Messiah.'"

Additionally, High On Fire will be performing at 2019 Psycho Las Vegas taking place August 16-18, 2019 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort. Tickets are on sale now, click here for more info.

Electric Messiah served as the follow-up to Luminiferous, released in 2015, which went on to be one of the band's most critically acclaimed albums. NPR said about Luminiferous, "For High On Fire to exude this much vigor 17 years into its existence only reaffirms the band's mastery of the form." Pitchfork called the collection of songs "among the most enthusiastic and bracing of the Oakland metal band's career." 

Finally, Rolling Stone said it was "a ferocious blast of charging guitars, blasting drums and Pike's inimitable hoarse roar" in their feature outlining the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.

Electric Messiah reunites the band once again with producer, Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak), for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”

It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High on Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, Electric Messiah is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty. 

“This band keeps evolving,” Pike enthuses. “This is by far the best record I’ve ever made with the High on Fire stamp. It just keeps getting better and better. We just try to outdo ourselves. I’m not saying the old work is progressively worse, it’s just that we get better every time instead of burning out, which is a common finality for a lot of bands. This album is fucking excellent, I just love everything on it, I’m not bummed about anything. It’s great when you think that about your record.”

High On Fire is: Matt Pike / Des Kensel / Jeff Matz

Purchase/stream Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

TOUR DATES:
January 10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
January 11- Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
January 12 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
January 13 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
January 15 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
January 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
January 18 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
January 19 - Montreal, QC - Théâtre Fairmount 
January 20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House

January 22 - Chicago, IL - Metro
January 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway
January 25 - Denver, CO - Oriental
January 26 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
January 27 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
January 29 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
January 30 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
January 31 - Houston, TX - White Oak
February 1 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues

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DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster

www.highonfire.net

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THE STRUMBELLAS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE SALVATION

LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE

Toronto, ON – November 29, 2018 – Today, The Strumbellas return with their new single, Salvation. The track was produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced by Brian Phillips, and mixed by Neal Avron, and is out now via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada. Listen to Salvation here.

“Our whole dream has been to make cool, small-town music with just a fun, poppy feeling,” says lead singer/guitarist Simon Ward. “Every record we do, we get closer to that. Salvation is exactly what we wanted to do, what we were hoping to get out of this song and record: fun, poppy songs that are sad and weird.”

For the group, which also consists of David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass), Salvation marks a stylistic turn from their melancholy, introspective releases. Over a punching backbeat, Ward sings optimistically of life and the good that it can bring.

The Strumbellas’ last album, Hope, was released in 2016 and the first single, Spirits, quickly reached the #1 spot on both the Alternative Radio Chart and the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, with performances of the hit track on both ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The #1 single propelled them up the charts and established them as one of the biggest breakout Alternative Rock acts of the year. In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. Spirits recently went 3x Platinum in Canada.

From the onset, the band received critical praise from the press. "The Strumbellas have perfected a story arc that's summed up in the title of their new album Hope,” wrote The New York Times and “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes. The Strumbellas simultaneously won over the fans, attracting huge crowds at their sold out shows across North America and making huge debut performances at some of the worlds most renowned festivals including British Summer Time, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Pilgrimage, Life Is Beautiful and ACL.

The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth album.

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www.thestrumbellas.ca

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JACQUIE NEVILLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE LEAD THE WAY

SONG IS THE FIRST SOLO RELEASE FROM
FORMER BALCONIES FRONT-WOMAN

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – November 23, 2018 – Today, former front-woman of the Balconies, Jacquie Neville, debuts her first single as a solo artist – Lead The Way. Recorded with dear friend and former bandmate, Liam Jaeger, Lead The Way is an optimistic and energetic song about paving your own path and staying focused on what is most important to you. Listen to the track and have a look at the lyric video here.

“I’ve gone through a lot of life changes in the past three years – all of which have been filled with many ups and downs,” reflects Neville. “I choose to focus on the ways these different experiences have enriched my life and changed it for the better. Lead the Way centralizes around the idea of not dwelling in the past, rather seeing it as another chapter in your story that has led you to where you are now and where you’re heading. I was initially inspired to write this song for my fiancé and his two kids who have drastically altered my perspective on life.

Liam engineered and co-produced the song with me in July. We really wanted to capture a playful and light-hearted energy with some room for spontaneity in the recording; although we were planning on getting several takes for the vocals, we recorded the scratch and upon listening to it, we realized that that was the one. We didn’t want to focus our energy on tweaking, manipulating and making things sound perfect. We wanted everything to just sound like...me.”

The Ottawa native singer/songwriter/guitarist has had her music featured in international film, television and commercials, and has toured across North America and Europe for over a decade. Although she embarks on a new project, she is a veteran and no stranger to the industry. This new chapter boasts a more intimate, reflective and sensitive side where she explores vulnerability in her performances, arrangements and storytelling. Channeling inspiration from Niko Case, Courtney Barnett, Bruce Springsteen and Nick Cave, Neville delves deeply into personal themes ranging from shitty jobs, uprooting your life, love gone sour, finding new love and self-discovery.

Stay tuned for more from Jacquie Neville coming in the new year!

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SET IT OFF TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT ON FEBRUARY 1 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

WATCH FUTURISTIC VIDEO FOR LONELY DANCE

BAND TOURING THIS WINTER

STOPPING IN TORONTO MARCH 3RD

Toronto, ON – November 20, 2018 – Set It Off
and Fearless Records are pleased to announce that the band will release its label debut, Midnight, on February 1. The album was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) and additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry). The band has just shared the music video for the upbeat and effervescent new track, Lonely Dance. Watch the clip, which takes place on a spaceship and features the band as astronauts, here. The new video follows the previously released track, Killer in the Mirror.

"This album is going to change the game for Set It Off and we are so happy that you are along on this ride with us," said singer Cody Carson. "Welcome to Lonely Dance, the anthem of the introvert, where we can all be content and not feel like a freak for just wanting to stay inside where we feel at home. We’re really excited about this song and the music video accompanied with it."

Carson elaborated further about the visual, saying, "It’s honestly my favourite music video of ours to date. As far as the concept, how can you get more isolated than space? It was an unbelievable experience to work on a set so intricate and beautiful as that spaceship and the team behind the camera were just amazing! Not only do we have Midnight coming your way in February, but we’re also headlining Part 1 of the Midnight World Tour in North America and then swiftly following it up with Part 2 in the UK/Europe! Set It Off is BACK! New single, new music video, new album, and two new tours. Let’s continue to grow this family because it’s time to take over the world together."

Midnight demonstrates a depth and breadth of musicianship. Carson played clarinet and guitarist Dan Clermont played trumpet on the record, while the band also incorporated live strings, live horns, and a live gospel choir into the album. Midnight also includes intricate, instrumental features by Reel Big Fish’s Matt Appleton and Issues’ Skyler Accord, as well as a vocal feature by Wayfarers.

Set It Off will also embark on a headline tour in North America, UK & Europe around album release. All dates are below.

Set It Off — comprised of Cody Carson (vocals), Dan Clermont (guitar), Zach DeWall (guitar) and Maxx Danziger (drums )— are known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses. The end result is an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Set It Off, who originated in Clearwater, Florida but are now L.A.-based, command attention and bring authenticity back to pop music in a bold and unapologetic way. The group’s last full-length release, Upside Down, was cited as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press and followed the band’s sophomore album, Duality, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band’s debut full-length, Cinematics, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart. Now, Set It Off of come to Fearless Records for their next chapter with the dynamic new single, Lonely Dance, which affirms the band have reached a higher level of musicianship. The new track serves as a preview to some of the band’s upcoming, most edgy and pop-driven anthems to date.

SET IT OFF ARE:
Cody Carson — Vocals
Dan Clermont — Guitar
Zach DeWall — Guitar
Maxx Danziger — Drums

MIDNIGHT:
Bundles: https://found.ee/sioshop
iTunes: http://found.ee/midnight
Apple Music: http://found.ee/midnightam
Spotify: http://found.ee/midnightsp


MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. Killer In The Mirror
2. Hourglass
3. Lonely Dance
4. Different Songs
5. For You Forever
6. Dancing With The Devil
7. Go To Bed Angry [feat. Wayfarers]
8. Midnight Thoughts
9. Criminal Minds
10. No Disrespect
11. Stitch Me Up
12. Raise No Fool
13. I Want You (Gone) [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. Unopened Windows
15. Happy All The Time [feat. Skyler Acord]

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 1
February 15 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Hotel
February 16 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
February 17 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
February 19 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
February 20 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
February 23 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
February 24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
February 26 — Chicago, IL — Metro
February 27 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
February 28 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
March 2 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 3 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
March 5 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
March 6 — Toronto, ON — Mod Club
March 8 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
March 9 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
March 10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
March 12 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
March 13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
March 15 — Orlando, FL — The Abbey
March 18 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
March 19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
March 20 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
March 22 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
March 23 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy
March 24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall

MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 2
April 10 — Dublin Workmans Club, Ireland
April 12 — Glasgow G2, UK
April 13 — Leeds The Key Club, UK
April 14 — Newcastle Academy 2, UK
April 16 — Manchester Academy 3, UK
April 17 — Birmingham O2 Institute 2, UK
April 18 — London The Garage, UK
April 20 — Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
April 21 — Antwerp Kavka, Belgium
April 23 — Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
April 25 — Cologne MTC, Germany
April 26 — Hamburg HeadCRASH, Germany
April 27 — Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany

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www.setitoffband.com

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THE STRUMBELLAS SET UP SHOP WITH EONE MUSIC

SIGN EXCLUSIVE LICENSING DEAL WITH THE LABEL
FOR UPCOMING ALBUM

NEW SINGLE SALVATION DROPS NOVEMBER 30th

Toronto, ON – November 19, 2018 – The Strumbellas know how to plot a long game. The six-piece collective may have rocketed to mainstream success two years ago with their breakthrough hit, Spirits, but they have always been thinking one step ahead. Today, they announce two of those next steps – the release of their new single, Salvation, and the start of a partnership with eOne Music.  The band will release their new single on November 30th, via their own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, which is under exclusive license to eOne Music for Canada.  

“The Strumbellas are a global force of nature and we are so excited that they have honoured us with the opportunity to work with them on this new music,” says Chris Taylor, Global President, Music, Entertainment One. “We are going to take very, very, very good care of them. Their manager has too many incriminating photos of me to do anything less!”

“We are thrilled to be calling The Strumbellas partners,” adds Chris Moncada, General Manager, eOne Music Canada. “Even with all the success the band has enjoyed over the last few years, we feel like they are just getting started, and are very excited to be a part of the next phase” 

For the group – Simon Ward (vocalist, acoustic guitarist), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass) – Salvation (produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Elle King)) marks a stylistic turn from their melancholy, introspective releases. Over a punching backbeat, Ward sings optimistically of life and the good that it can bring.

The band, which is currently in the studio working on its fourth album, is riding high on the success of its last project, Hope, which released in 2016 via Glassnote. Spirits became a runaway hit for The Strumbellas, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in America and cracking the international market in countries including Germany, Italy and France. Spirits recently went 3x Platinum in Canada. 

Get your ears warmed up and ready for Salvation, and stay tuned for more exciting news coming from The Strumbellas!

www.thestrumbellas.ca

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RHYE RELEASES BLOOD REMIXED ALBUM TODAY

STREAM BLOOD REMIXED NOW

WATCH VIDEOS FOR WASTE (RY X REMIX),
 FEEL YOUR WEIGHT (POOLSIDE REMIX) AND
 PLEASE (JEFF SAMUEL REMIX)

ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES

Toronto, ON — November 16, 2018 — Rhye shares his Blood Remixed album, out today via Last Gang. The album features 14 re-imaginations of songs from the sophomore album, Bloodreleased earlier this year to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a "perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B" and NME proclaimed to be a "triumph." Milosh's new body of work was created after parting ways with producer Robin Hannibal and a breakup with his ex-wife, Alexa Nikolas. Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR says is the "reserved, understated and brilliant soul" of the project. Exclaim! called it “mood music” in their February 2018 issue where Rhye was featured as their cover story

A consummate creative, Rhye announced Blood Remixed earlier this fall with the visual for RY X's remix of Waste, which was conceptualized and directed by Rhye's creative partner, Genevieve Medow Jenkins. Previously, Rhye has collaborated with Jenkins on the music videos for Blood album singles, Phoenix, Count To Five, Song For You, and the visual for the track, Hymn. The remix visuals draw from Rhye and Jenkins' shared experience living in Berlin, and starts with a pair of nude figures in a spacious brownstone loft peering through the window in anticipation of what's to come. Seen together, the remix visuals create a singular narrative that's seeped in a magnetic after dark dance party inspired by the eclectic energy of Berlin's nightclubs. Each visual explores different characters at the party, their movements and interactions mimicking the sound of each song. With Blood Remixed, Mike Milosh's resilient yet purposefully understated take on R&B stretches beyond the confines of any genre with the remixes, giving listeners the opportunity to hear Blood from a new perspective.

Rhye recently completed a tour of Asia and will head out on tour in Australia in the new year.

Free To Share:
Rhye – Feel Your Weight (Poolside Remix)
Rhye – Please (Jeff Samuel Remix)
Rhye - Waste (RY X Remix)
Rhye - Hymn (Visual)

Listen to BLOOD: smarturl.it/blood-ca

Rhye - Blood Remixed album tracklist:
1. Waste (RY X Remix)
2. Taste (Moon Boots Remix) 
3. Taste (Mano Le Tough Remix) 
4. Feel Your Weight (Poolside Remix)
5. Please (Jeff Samuel Remix) 
6. Count to Five (Tensnake Remix)
7. Song for You (Jacques Greene Remix) 
8. Song for You (Mansionair Remix) 
9. Blood Knows (Trip Tease Remix)
10. Stay Safe (Channel Tres Remix)
11. Phoenix (Little Dragon Remix) 
12. Softly (Washed Out Remix)
13. Sinful (Illangelo Remix)
14. Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix)

RHYE Live Dates - 2018
February 24, 2019 – Perth, AUS @Perth Festival (TICKETS)
February 28, 2019 - Brisbane, AUS @ Triffid (TICKETS)
March 1, 2019 - Sydney, AUS @ Metro (TICKETS)
March 3, 2019 - Canberra, AUS @ ANU Theatre Complex (TICKETS)
March 6, 2019 - Melbourne, AUS @ Melbourne Recital Centre (TICKETS)
March 7, 2019 -Melbourne, AUS @ Melbourne Recital Centre (TICKETS)
March 9, 2019 - Victoria, AUS @ Golden Plains Festival (TICKETS)
March 10, 2019 – Adelaide, AUS @Adelaide Festival (TICKETS)
March 12, 2019 – Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Arts Festival (TICKETS)
^ = with Your Smith

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

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

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SWITCHFOOT RELEASES VOICES INSTANT GRAT TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM NATIVE TONGUE

VOICES MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED THROUGH YOUTUBE PREMIERES

ON TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2019 WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2018 – GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, SWITCHFOOT, released Voices today as the second instant grat track available to fans who pre-order their highly anticipated new album, Native Tongue. SWITCHFOOT also released an accompanying music video for Voices through YouTube Premieres.

Written by SWITCHFOOT's Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman, Brent Kutzle and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Tyler Spry, Voices is on the group's 11th full-length album, Native Tongue, set for release on January 18 via Fantasy Records. Pre order Native Tongue here.

“Some people like to have the TV or radio on as background noise. It helps them feel less alone. But I don’t need the talking heads or the static…there’s a constant hum of voices in my head…fighting to be heard, shaping my future thoughts and actions with their insistent murmur. If the goal is to find clarity, then this song speaks to the fact that clarity is not found in the noise, hustle or striving for it. No. Clarity is found in the silence, not the scream,” expressed Jon Foreman.

Earlier this month, SWITCHFOOT released the album's title track, which "delivers strong, raspy vocals; pulsing drums; and a bass-bending beat that sounds contemporary and classic all at once. And lyrically, reminds listeners of the purpose of their existence: to love others (PluggedIn/Kristin Smith)."

Paste Magazine debuted the Native Tongue album art, as well as the YouTube Premiere of the dynamic music video for Native Tongue. Through poignant lyrics, the title track showcases the band's hope that the new album "would be a reminder that there are new streams available for us to travel down, and that hatred is not our language, love is our native tongue."

SWITCHFOOT also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina on February 14th. See a complete list of dates below. Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join SWITCHFOOT as supporting acts. Tickets on sale now. Click HERE for more information.

In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us. The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, California includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as Prodigal Soul, Joy Invincible, and Voices. The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to "use our lungs for love and not the shadows." Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on The Hardest Art.

NATIVE TONGUE TRACK LIST:
1. Let It Happen
2. Native Tongue
3. All I Need
4. Voices
5. Dig New Streams
6. Joy Invincible
7. Prodigal Soul
8. The Hardest Art (Feat. Kaela Sinclair)
9. Wonderful Feeling
10. Take My Fire
11. The Strength To Let Go
12. Oxygen
13. We're Gonna Be Alright
14. You're The One I Want

NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
February 14 The Orange Peel - Asheville, North Carolina
February 15 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, Tennessee
February 16 Tabernacle - Atlanta, Georgia
February 17 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tennessee
February 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, Maryland
February 20 The Fillmore - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 22 Wellmont Theater - Montclair, New Jersey
February 23 The Paramount - Huntington, New Jersey
February 24 House of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts
February 28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Ontario
March 1 House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
March 2 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 3 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, Michigan
March 5 The Pageant - Saint Louis, Missouri
March 6 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, Indiana
March 8 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 9 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 10 The Sylvee - Madison, Wisconsin
March 13 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, Tennessee
March 14 Club Brady - Tulsa, Oklahoma
March 15 House of Blues - Dallas, Texas
March 16 House of Blues - Houston, Texas
March 18 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, Texas
March 19 Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, Texas
March 21 Iron City - Birmingham, Alabama
March 22 The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Florida
March 23 House of Blues - Orlando, Florida
March 24 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 27 State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 28 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Nebraska
March 29 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Missouri
March 30 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado
March 31 The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah
April 3 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
April 4 The Van Buren - Phoenix, Arizona
April 5 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California
April 6 Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California
April 7 Warfield Theater - San Francisco, California
April 9 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon
April 10 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
April 11 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 12 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:

Switchfoot has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016).  Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band's documentary of the same name. Along the way, Switchfoot established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including Meant to Live, Dare You to Move, Stars and Mess of Me. Beyond their career achievements, Switchfoot has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, California They've also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. Switchfoot’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.  

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TORONTO GUITARIST DONNA GRANTIS RELEASES NEW MUSIC IN COLLABORATION WITH HALL OF FAME PEARL JAM GUITARIST MIKE MCCREADY

LIMITED EDITION TRASHFORMER 7” VINYL
NOW AVAILABLE ON HOCKEYTALKTER RECORDS
AND ON STREAMING PLATFORMS

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE
TO BE RELEASED IN EARLY 2019 VIA EONE

“Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none” – Prince

“Lead guitarist Donna Grantis is stupendously gifted – trading licks and lead solos with Prince with an air of utter confidence and impunity.” – Drowned in Sound

“Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” – Guitar Player

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2018 –  Acclaimed Toronto native, Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL, has released two new songs, TRASHFORMER and VIOLETTA, as a limited edition 7” with Hall of Fame Pearl Jam guitarist, Mike McCready, via his vinyl label, HockeyTalkter Records. The tracks are off Grantis’ forthcoming album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, which is set for release in early 2019 via global powerhouse eOne. You can download, stream and purchase the tracks here.

The 7” highlights a collaboration between Grantis and McCready that was sparked in 2013 while Grantis was performing with Prince in his bands, 3RDEYEGIRL, and New Power Generation. She met McCready following a show at The Showbox in Seattle, WA and years later joined him and Pearl Jam on stage for a pair of shows at Scotiabank Arena, jamming Neil Young’s, Rockin’ In The Free World and The Who’s, Baba O’Riley, to close out respective shows on May 10th and 12th, 2016.

Speaking about the release, Grantis notes, “It has been an incredible honor to collaborate with Mike on these songs. His playing has always been a huge inspiration—from the time I first picked up the guitar through to composing TRASHFORMER with this collaboration in mind. Mike adds a glorious solo on the outro of TRASHFORMER that is absolutely electrifying and ambient sound effects throughout the B-side, VIOLETTA, that are truly sublime.  It was so much fun making this music!” As well, McCready adds, “I had the great pleasure of seeing Donna Grantis play guitar with Prince and she was amazing! Donna is a phenomenal guitar player with a killer groove and instinct. I was honoured to be asked to play on two of her songs, TRASHFORMER and VIOLETTA. I’m stoked to be putting out both on limited 7-inch vinyl through my label, HockeyTalkter Records. Hope everyone enjoys the great groove and these sweet songs.”

TRASHFORMER and VIOLETTA mark the first new music released by Grantis following her four-year tenure collaborating with Prince.  She rehearsed, recorded, performed and toured with the iconic superstar from 2012-2016 and even composed the title track to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s 2014 release, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart and was recorded live to tape at his historic Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota. Notable performances include three nights headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival, headlining the Essence Festival at a sold-out Superdome in New Orleans, and a historic performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and family. Grantis performed alongside Prince at the Sony Centre on May 12th, 2015.  The show was a homecoming for Donna, which Prince playfully highlighted to the audience prior to launching into his timeless hit, KissblogTO noted of the evening, “Jam-y at the best of times, and in the best of possible ways, Prince has surrounded himself with some jaw-dropping talent. Often characterized as a control freak, he let the others do a lot of heavy lifting including Toronto guitarist, Donna Grantis, who figured heavily in the solo department. How good a guitarist do you have to be for Prince to let you play his iconic solo from Purple Rain? Exactly.”

Grantis’ current music marks a new direction for her as a bandleader – writing, arranging, producing and performing under her own name. Rooted in jazz improvisation, Grantis’ group creates a sound unique in today’s music scene – fusing incendiary guitar playing and Indian percussion that has been described by the Star Tribune as “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.” Represented by IMN, Grantis will tour internationally in support of the album next year, starting January 5 in New York City with a performance at Winter Jazzfest NYC.

www.donnagrantis.com

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ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS’ NEW ALBUM UPSIDE DOWN FLOWERS OUT TODAY WORLDWIDE

PRODUCED BY BUTCH WALKER

UPSIDE DOWN FLOWERS U.S. TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 2019

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR PAPER RAIN

Toronto, ON – November 16, 2018 – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ long anticipated new album, Upside Down Flowers, is out today worldwide via Fantasy Records.  His third full length album, Upside Down Flowers makes a strong musical and lyrical statement about McMahon’s transformative journey “Into the Wilderness.” The album’s 11 songs are slice-of-life vignettes animated by McMahon’s vivid lyrics and dynamic melodies. Much like the record’s cover art—an iconic ‘60s-’70s SoCal pool scene with a twist (inspired by jet-set photographer Slim Aarons); the songwriting is fully realized and retains a vivid sense of both the natural and unnatural.

“I have so much emotion wrapped up in this album,” states McMahon. “Upside Down Flowers is a version of real and surreal Southern California that surrounds me physically and emotionally.” 

Upside Down Flowers features the first single, Ohio, which reached Top 40 at Alternative radio, the poignant, autobiographical Teenage Rockstars, the ingenious escapism of Blue Vacation and the album’s latest release Paper Rain, watch the track’s absorbing video HERE.

“I’ve always been drawn to a good underdog story,” explains McMahon. “Maybe it’s because at times I’ve seen a piece myself in those stories, or maybe it’s because I’m moved by the image of someone who struggles but does so with grit and the potential to prevail against great odds. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. Either way, Paper Rain is one of those stories. The story of a debt stacking up so high that it seems the only way out is play one last hand. To win it all back and start clean. It might sound foolish but when there’s so little left to lose, would you rather go quietly or go down swinging?”

Upside Down Flowers was produced by Butch Walker (Pink, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco) --who also plays drums, bass and guitar on the album--along with guest keyboardist Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck), with strings recorded by Emmy-winning, Tony & GRAMMY nominated arranger/ composer, Rob Mathes, at Abbey Road Studios. 

“The thing I tell people often is that when you write great songs, you can record them in any style or production aesthetic and it will still be a great song,” said Walker. “This is Andrew with his songwriting craft. I’m glad to call him a friend and proud of the music we made together.”

The release of Upside Down Flowers comes on the heels of the massive success of this year’s Dear Jack Foundation annual 200K Challenge. Over the course of the November 11th weekend, over 1400 fans joined McMahon in Chicago and Boston for the 9th annual Dear Jack Benefit weekend which included the sold-out show at Boston’s Royale Theater and the Andrew McMahon lyric inspired scavenger hunt. These events alone raised over $100,000 bringing the year’s total to over $301,000! The Dear Jack Foundation was established by McMahon following his recovery from leukemia at age 22.  For more information, visit www.dearjackfoundation.org.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will kick off the Upside Down Flowers 2019 U.S. Tour on January 23rd in Phoenix, Arizona. The 30+ city tour also includes stops in Austin, Nashville, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles and comes to a close in San Diego. Full list of tour dates below. For more information on tickets and VIP packages, visit www.andrewmcmahon.com.

Upside Down Flowers is the follow up to 2017’s Zombies on Broadway which spawned the Top 5 alternative singles Fire Escape and So Close and its triumphant, sold-out Zombies in America tour. Earlier this year, AMITW thrilled fans and critics alike with the intimate Pen and Piano tour.  He recently returned from a string of dates in the U.K., Japan and Australia.

Upside Down Flowers U.S. 2019 Tour
January 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
January 25 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 26  - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
January 27  - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 29 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 30  - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
February 7  - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues  
February 8 - Jacksonville, FL @ Maverick’s At the Landing
February 9  - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
February 10  - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
February 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
February 16  - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
February 17 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
February 19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
February 21 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
February 22 - Mashantucket, CT @ Fox Theatre- Foxwoods Casino
February 23 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
February 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
February 26 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
March 1 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
March 2 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
March 3- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
March 5 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
March 7 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
March 9 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
March 10 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
March 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
March 14 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 15 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 16 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
March 21 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
March 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum
March 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
March 24 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
 

About Andrew McMahon
Raised on the East Coast and in the Midwest, McMahon began writing songs at age nine, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriter/pianists such as Elton John and Billy Joel. While still in high school, McMahon co-founded an early incarnation of pop-punk band Something Corporate, whose 2002 major-label debut hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers Chart. In 2004, he formed Jack's Mannequin and then-on the cusp of releasing the band's 2005 debut-was diagnosed with leukemia at age 22. Eventually fully recovering, McMahon went on to release two more studio albums with Jack's Mannequin, in addition to composing songs for the NBC series Smash (an endeavor that earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 2013) and established The Dear Jack Foundation one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer.  In 2014, he released Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness which featured the gold certified single, Cecilia and the Satellite. His television appearances include Today Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live.  McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 10 years Kelly and their daughter Cecilia, for whom the hit song was penned.  www.dearjackfoundation.org

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AUGUST BURNS RED RELEASED WINTER WILDERNESS EP FEATURING TWO NEW ORIGINAL TRACKS

WATCH GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH OF THE TITLE TRACK STARRING SANTA AS HE SHREDS ON HIS AXE

BAND TO TOUR THIS WINTER

Toronto, ON – November 14, 2018 – August Burns Red
are gearing up for the holiday season by dropping their thoroughly festive and metallic Winter Wilderness EP this past Friday.  The EP features ABR's signature take on Christmas classics. There are four covers, while Winter Wilderness and Avalanche, are new and original compositions. The full track listing is posted below. Winter Wilderness is available digitally and as a 10" solid white LP.

The band has shared a play through for the title track featuring... Santa shredding on his axe. Watch it here. This week, ABR start their European headline tour, supported by fellow Fearless signees, Wage War, as well as Betraying The Martyrs. The band also dropped the video for Dangerous, featuring Big Foot. Watch it here. The band has also announced a North American Headline tour kicking off January 24 in Lexington, Kentucky and runs through March 2 in Poughkeepsie, New York. The trek includes several dates in Canada. All dates are below.

WINTER WILDERNESS EP TRACK LISTING:
Avalanche*
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Winter Wilderness*
Home Alone Theme
What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
Last Christmas
*Original Songs

AUGUST BURNS RED ON TOUR:
WITH WAGE WAR AND BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
November 14 — Munich Backstage Halle, Germany  
November 15 — Kartsruhe Substage, Germany
November 16 — Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
November 17 — Bochum Matrix, Germany
November 18 — Antwerp Zappa, Belgium
November 19 — Hamburg Gruenspan, Germany
November 21 — Stockholm Fryshuset, Sweden
November 22 — Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
November 23 — Berlin Columbia Theatre, Germany
November 24 — Dresden Reithalle Strasse E, Germany
November 25 — Prague Akropolis, Czech Republic
November 27 — Budapest Akvarium Klub, Hungary
November 28 — Vienna Simm City, Austria
November 29 — Schweinfurt Stattbahnhof, Germany
November 30 — Zurich Dynamo, Switzerland
December 1 — Milan Magazzini Generali, Italy
December 2 — Lyon Ninkasi Kao, France
December 4 — Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
December 5 — Madrid Caracol, Spain
December 6 — Bordeaux BT59, France
December 7 — Paris Machine Du Moulin Rouge, France
December 8 — Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
December 9 — Manchester Club Academy, UK
December 11 — Glasgow Garage, UK
December 12 — Bristol The Fleece, UK
December 13 — London O2 Islington Academy, UK
December 14 — Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
December 15 — Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
December 16 — Saarbrucken Garage, Germany 

WITH FIT FOR A KING, MISS MAY, AND CRYSTAL LAKE
January 24 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
January 25 — Richmond, VA — The National ∞
January 26 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
January 27 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm ∞
January 29 — Destin, FL — Club LA*
January 30 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
January 31 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall*
February 1 — Odessa, TX — Dos Amigos
February 2 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
February 4 — Tucson, AZ — The Rock
February 5 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House*
February 6 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades*
February 8 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
February 9 — Boise, ID — Knitting factory
February 10 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
February 11 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
February 12 — Fort Collins, CO — Aggie Theatre
February 14 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
February 15 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
February 16 — Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze
February 17 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly's
February 18—Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection*
February 20 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall*
February 22 — Ottawa, ON — TD Place
February 23 — Quebec City, QC — Imperial De Quebec

February 25 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s ∞
February 26 —  Portland, ME — Aura
February 27 —  Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall ∞
February 28 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
March 1 — Hartford, CT — The Webster ∞
March 2 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance Theater
* No FFAK
∞ No MMI

 

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LONG RANGE HUSTLE WELCOMES YOU TO TOWN

NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM TOWN
SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 15, 2019

SHARES SECOND TRACK CRUSH YOU
– FEATURED ON SPOTIFY’S NEW MUSIC FRIDAY CANADA
PLAYLIST

Toronto, ON – November 12, 2018 – Long Range Hustle have been treating our ears to tastes of new music, with the summer release of their driving lead single, Morning Clover, and the anthemic, Crush You – which dropped on Friday and landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada playlist. Today, the Toronto rockers are thrilled to share the details of their forthcoming full-length release – Town. Set for release on February 15, 2019, the album brings about a refined and evolved sound for the group, reflective of their persistent drive to push themselves as songwriters and performers. Pre-order Town here.

Recorded at The Bathouse Studio outside of Kingston, the band worked with acclaimed Scottish producer and mixer, Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Wintersleep, Snow Patrol), to create the new album. “Town is a record that aims to take the cross section of a fictional small-town,” comments vocalist/guitarist/violinist, Paul Brogee. “It’s a product of the formative years we spent in rural Canada. We tried to create characters whose experiences blur the line between bleak and hopeful, and to score those lives with music that felt distinctly human.”

Vocalist/pianist, Jay Foster, adds, “Crush You was the song I was most nervous about going into the studio. It holds a tender spot in my heart and I really didn't want to screw it up. It’s a song about love and regret. It’s a young man's realization that there are moments in life that you can’t take back and the damage can’t be undone.” Listen to the heartfelt song here.

From a sweat soaked club to a breezy festival stage, Long Range Hustle brings the warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, in spades. A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing. Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, where they’ve shared stages with Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Matt Mays, and Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern.

TOWN TRACKLISTING:

  1. Morning Clover
  2. Wish I Knew You Then
  3. Carry Us
  4. Crush You
  5. Carolina
  6. Whole
  7. Chewing Up Glass
  8. Wooden Boy
  9. Welcome To The End

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Nov 16: Ottawa, ON - Babylon
Nov 29: Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
Dec 1: Sarnia, ON - Refined Fool Brewery

DOWNLOAD – Town album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – Crush You single artwork DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

www.longrangehustle.com
 

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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HEALTH’S NEW SINGLE INNOCENCE OUT NOW

COLLABORATION WITH YOUTH CODE
DEBUTS VIA REVOLVER

ANNOUNCE HEADLING EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR DATES

PERFORMING AT LA’S CLOAK & DAGGER
FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Toronto, ON – November 9, 2018 – Today, HEALTH released a new single in collaboration with Youth Code, INNOCENCE. Premiering last night via Revolver, INNOCENCE is their third and most intense track yet in their series of collaborative singles. Revolver said, “the pairing rules.” Listen HERE. The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller today also announced headlining European & U.K. tour following their dates supporting The Neighbourhood. Tickets go on-sale November 12th. HEALTH will also perform tomorrow at LA’s Cloak & Dagger Festival. More dates will soon be announced - see below for full itinerary.

“Soft music hand on my waste sway

Haiku seems to be as elegant a way to describe a piece of music as any in the universe...but the truth is I found this one a bottle of green tea. Is poetry a lie?

This is a HEALTH x YOUTH CODE collaboration. It’s called ‘INNOCENCE,” said HEALTH.

“When another band hits you up it’s usually for a remix- but to be able to get in a studio and fire off ideas with someone else is a pretty magical opportunity. When HEALTH reached out to us we were amped to put our heads together and see what could happen. Two groups of noisy LA weirdos could only make for a maniacal track. It came together super quickly since we have a lot of the same influences and ideas but the way we execute is very different. I think it gave the track a lot of dynamics and were exceptional proud to bring this into the world,” added Sara Taylor and Ryan George of Youth Code.

INNOCENCE follows BODY/PRISON, their recent collaboration with Parisian electronic artist Perturbator, which debuted alongside a feature at The FADER, and MASS GRAVE, their acclaimed collaboration with Soccer Mommy, and producer, Corin Roddick (Purity Ring), which was praised by The Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork (What’s Good Playlist), The FADER, Stereogum, NYLON, SPIN, and more.  

Purchase/stream the INNOCENCE digital single:
Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Amazon / Pandora / Deezer / SoundCloud / Google Play

HEALTH TOUR DATES:
November 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Cloak & Dagger Festival w/ DAF & more
January 30 - Brixton, UK -  O2 Academy Brixton *
January 31 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg  *
February 1 - Cologne, DE - Palladium *
February 3 - Hamburg -  Docks *
February 4 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys *
February 6 - Prague, CZ -  Forum Karlin *
February 7 - Warsaw, PL - Torwar *
February 9 - Vilnius, LT - Compensa Concert Hall *
February 11 - Tallinn, EE - Saku Arena *
February 12 - Riga, LV - Arena Riga *
February 14 - Moscow, RU - Megasport Arena*
February 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
February 16 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
February 20 - Oslo, NO - Bla
February 21 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
February 27 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
February 28 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
March 1 - Leipzig, DE - Täubchenthal
March 2 - Berlin, DE - So36
March 4 - Brussels, BE - AB
March 5 - Lille, FR - Aéronef
March 6 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO
March 7 - Groningen, NL - Vera
March 8 - Lyon, FR - Festival Transfer, Transbordeur
March 9 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
March 12 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
March 14 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
March 15 - Rome, IT - Traffic Live
March 16 - Bologna, IT - Freakout Club
March 17 - Torino, IT - Spazio211
March 19 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
March 20 - Luzern, CH - Konzerthaus Schüür
March 22 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
March 24 - Manchester, UK - YES
March 25 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
March 26 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
March 27 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
March 28 - London, UK - Oval Space
March 29 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb ifor Bach
March 30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
* supporting The Neighbourhood

 

 

DOWNLOAD Hi Res Single Artwork

www.youwillloveeachother.com

Soundcloud: found.ee/HEALTH_SC

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I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME RELEASE DEBUT EP 1981 EXTENDED PLAY

“A bold statement of intent that’s bound to catch like wildfire.”  – DIY Magazine

“These songs sound and feel like nothing else out there right now.” – Rock Sound

Toronto, ON – November 9, 2018 – 
Dallon Weekes, the former Panic! At The Disco bassist, and drummer Ryan Seaman will see 1981 Extended Play, the debut release from their once and future band, I Dont Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW), in-stores on November 9 (Fearless Records). The EP’s six-tracks were produced, written or co-written by Weekes, and recorded at various locations in Utah and California. Sonically, the songs are from a time when fashions were loud, melodies were infectious and iconoclastic pop trailblazers broke through commercially without compromising artistically. 

Recently re-discovered, the music video for one of the EP’s tracks, Do It All The Time, made its debut on October 12th, and has accrued 1.1 million views already.  Watch here.

This footage was first thought to be a conceptual art piece produced by the band before making music videos had become standard music industry practice. While the exact date and circumstances under which it was produced are unclear, the anonymous donor of the footage claims that it had been screened to students for nearly twenty years as part of the public school curriculum, until its use was discontinued in 1984.

Weekes has plenty of experience with the potential for a great song to move crowds.  As bassist/backing vocalist for Panic! At The Disco from 2009 - 2017, Weekes co-wrote the band’s massive hits, This is Gospel, and Girls/Girls/Boys, and is credited on nearly all of the songs that comprise the album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.  

Said the band, “The hard working people at iDKHOW are pleased to align with Fearless to unearth and uncover the rare and forgotten recordings of I Dont Know How But They Found Me. We look forward to rediscovering this long-forgotten music together and giving iDKHOW a second chance. For the first time."

A lyric video for Bleed Magic debuted last week and to date has accumulated 250k Spotify streams and 368K YouTube views. Watch here.

A band once so elusive that, whenever asked about playing shows in secret, would deny the band even existed at all, iDKHOW made their UK live debut at Reading and Leeds festivals this year, followed by three sold out UK headline shows in venues that needed to be upgraded various times. They are currently on a 23 date US tour with Waterparks, but will be back in the UK one more time before the end of 2018, supporting Deaf Havana at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on December 7th.

ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)
I Dont Know How But They Found Me - Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman - is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory. The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film, Back To The Future. They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources.  Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.

I Dont Know How But They Found Me is getting a second chance. For the first time.

DOWNLOAD – high-res press photo | DOWNLOAD - high–res album art

www.idkhow.com

 

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RUSSELL LOUDER SHARES VIBRANT NEW SINGLE COST OF LIVING

PREMIERES VIA LIVE IN LIMBO

ON TOUR THIS MONTH WITH SHOWS IN MONTREAL, HALIFAX, NEW BRUNSWICK AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – November 9, 2018 – Today, innovative PEI artist, Russell Louder, shares a stunning new track, Cost Of Living. The song is a sample of what the multifaceted Charlottetown musician and producer has been working on, and what you can hear as Russell performs across Canada’s east coast this month, with stops in Halifax, New Brunswick, Toronto and three dates in Montreal, including a gig at M For Montreal on November 16. The track premiered exclusively via Live In Limbo. Listen to it here and see a list of tour dates below.

Cost of Living is a ruminating confrontation in which Russell Louder personifies circumstances of the past.  The minimal, yet clean and nuanced production lends itself well to a voice so haunting and hopeful.  It’s this voice that stays at the forefront of the song - carrying the listener through a poignantly crafted lyrical landscape.  Melancholic yet satisfying, heavy yet carefully balanced - Cost of Living is compelling and catchy in unexpected ways.

Russell Louder is a trans musician, producer, performance artist, curator, party-thrower and ring-leader based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Their experimental electronic dance pop explores the ever-evolving internal landscape of identity, grief and romance. Their performance and curatorial work - currently taking shape as the GLAM CAVE party series (curated safe-space parties intended to showcase and celebrate marginalized and the underrepresented performers) -also explores joy and celebration as sites of queer community, resistance and survival.

TOUR DATES
November 16 – Casa del Popolo (M For Montreal) – Montreal, QC – Tickets
November 17 - L’Escogriffe (M for Montreal / PEI Music Showcase) – Montreal, QC
November 21 – Saint John Tool Library & DIY Centre – Saint John, NB – Tickets
November 22 – The Modulating Mansion – Halifax, NS
November 24 – Handlebar – Toronto, ON – Tickets
November 25 – Secret Location – Hamilton, ON
November 30 – Brasserie Beaubien – Montreal, QC

DOWNLOADHi Res Press Photo | DOWNLOADHi Res Single Artwork

Russell Louder on Spotify: spoti.fi/2OnsTDz

russelllouder.bandcamp.com
 

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DAYSORMAY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW TRACK ROLE MODEL

VIDEO PREMIERES WITH INDIE88

CROSS-CANADA FALL TOUR KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN TORONTO

PRE-SAVE ROLE MODEL HERE


“The sound of daysormay has already been compared to that of The Verve or Cage The Elephant… this could well be the discovery of 2018” – BAM Music Festival, The Netherlands

Toronto, ON – November 9, 2018 – daysormay
have been captivating listeners across the globe in Europe, America, Canada and the UK with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops since the release of their debut EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf. Today, the group gives fans a first taste of new music, with a video for their brand-new track, Role Model. Premiering with Indie88, the video release helps kick off a run of Canadian tour dates that will take the band from Ontario to BC, with stops in Quebec and Alberta in between (full details below). Watch the video here and pre-save Role Model (available November 16th) here.

“Role Model had been this chorus idea floating around since August 2016,” the band reflects. “It went through so many different styles and phases that we were starting to wonder if we would ever get it right. It had been so long since we last put out music, a lot had happened to this band and we were terrified of coming back without doing it right. It feels really good to write this now, we're ready for the next step and we hope you are too.”

Of the video, they explain, Role Model was shot in the back of our van that we've been touring in for the past couple years. We don't have a trailer so we have to cram all our gear in between the seats and at our feet when we tour, and someone wondered out loud if we could set up and play a show in the van. We filed that away as a possible music video idea. Then, when we were unloading at the venue later that day, this guy from another band joked about how you could probably shoot a great music video playing in the back of a van. That confirmed it for us.”

If you had the unicorn opportunity to see daysormay perform when they started back six years ago, you would have known even then that they weren’t just fooling around. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, the alternative five-piece band from Vernon, BC – now 18 and 19 years old – continues to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with a relentless energy of a band on the verge. Lead singer, Aidan Andrews, formed the band in 2010 with the twin brother rhythm section of Nolan and Carson Bassett. Rounding out the line-up are Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards. All of them multi-instrumentalists, daysormay have been stunning audiences from their hometown, to some serious name-drop worthy shows in LA, NY, Toronto and The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

Talk Peace To A Wolf is available now on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 9 – Toronto, ON – Cameron House
November 10 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
November 12 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin College Theatre
November 16 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes
November 17 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café
November 27 – Edmonton, AB – The Temple
November 29 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway
December 1 – Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto
December 2 – Vancouver, BC – The Railway

daysormay is: Nolan Bassett (bass/vocals/trumpet), Eli Garlick (guitar, violin, vocals), Carson Bassett (drums, percussion), Craig Matterson (piano, keyboards, vocals), Aidan Andrews (lead vocals, guitar, keys, ukulele)

DOWNLOADhi-res photo

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RADIANT BABY RELEASES VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW TRACK FIRECRACKER

VIDEO PREMIERES ON LINE OF BEST FIT

NEW ALBUM RESTLESS DUE OUT FEBRUARY 8, 2019
ON LISBON LUX RECORDS

"Radiant Baby's Firecracker fuses tropical tranquility with nostalgic synth-pop to deliver a desirous, yet delicate love song." The Line Of Best Fit

Toronto, ON – November 9, 2018 –
Today, Montreal electro-pop artist, Radiant Baby, shares, Firecracker, the second single off his upcoming album, Restless, due out February 8th via Lisbon Lux Records. Yesterday, The Line of Best Fit exclusively premiered the single and official music video, praising, "Swaying freely like the palm trees in the tropical breeze, Firecracker is a calming, yet intense love song that puts Mongeon's vocal delivery and instrumentals somewhere close to the soft synth-pop of Finland's Jaakko Eino Kalevi." Watch, listen and share Firecracker here.

Radiant Baby is the brainchild of Felix Mongeon, and this is his first full length release under this moniker. Do It offers a taste of what to expect on Restless. Speaking on the composition and production process of the record, Radiant Baby says, “I wrote more fleshed-out lyrics and melodies, and decided to strip down a few of the songs, while keeping a high level of energy on others. I also wanted to incorporate both acoustic and analogue instrumentation.”

Mongeon has been making a name for himself in the Montreal music scene for the last two years. Since his early beginnings, his rich and festive electro-pop productions have won over fans and media alike. Following his flamboyant debut EP, It’s My Party in 2017, Radiant Baby starts afresh with his first full length, due out in February 2019. For his upcoming LP, he merges crisp electronic sounds with raw IRL instrumentation, conveying a more mature and dynamic aesthetic. To convey this new direction, Radiant Baby is currently developing a new live show with a full band.

Radiant Baby has shared the stage with world-renowned artists, such as Peaches, Kali Uchis, Róisín Murphy, and Yelle. He has also played at POP Montreal, M for Montreal, Canadian Music Week, Fashion & Design Festival and Piknic Électronik. He signed to Lisbon Lux Records (LLR) in 2016.

WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Firecracker
Youtube / Spotify / Soundcloud / Apple Music

WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Do It
Youtube / Spotify / Soundcloud / Apple Music

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 16 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo (M For Montreal Showcase)
February 22 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD (Restless LP Release Show)
February 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G (Restless LP Release Show)

DOWNLOAD – hi-res press photo

soundcloud.com/radiant-baby
radiantbaby.bandcamp.com

 

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS SET TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM RETURN OF THE KINGS

ALBUM OUT DIGITALLY THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
PHYSICALLY ON DECEMBER 14th

BAND ON TOUR ACROSS ONTARIO IN DECEMBER

Toronto, ON – Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – Following the 2017 release of their earworm lead single, Still The One, and heartfelt track, Best In You, The Philosopher Kings are set to unleash the rest of the songs from their brand new album, Return of The Kings. Out digitally this Friday (November 9) and physically on December 14, the album perfectly showcases the band’s infectious melodies, undeniable energy, and unique combination of pop and alternative rock. Stream/purchase the album here, and don’t miss the band live this December across Ontario (full details below). 

After a 10-year hiatus spent, in part, writing and producing for some of the most notable artists in the music industry – Drake, Sia, Maroon 5, Nelly Furtado, Tina Turner, Jason Mraz, Selena Gomez, Jessie J, Shawn Mendes, James Blunt, Andra Day, Olly Murs, Rachel Platten, The Arkells, Ricky Martin, Dua Lipa, and Andy Grammer, to name a few – The Kings reunited with a renewed energy, revitalized focus, and brand new material.

As busy and fulfilled as they are with their individual careers, the call from fans to return to The Philosopher Kings fold could no longer be resisted and the band members are thrilled to be able to bring their songs, their superior showmanship and their high-octane, invigorating live shows to stages worldwide. “This is the best we’ve sounded,” says keyboardist, Jon Levine. “The Kings are back.

The Philosopher Kings’ recording career began with the band’s self-titled debut in 1994, which spawned the hit single, Charms, with the album eventually earning Gold status in Canada. Winning a JUNO Award in 1996 for Best New Group and landing on the U.S. Top 40 chart that same year with Charms, the band criss-crossed the country, becoming one of the most sought after and popular live acts on the circuit. Their commercial, critical and popular breakthrough occurred with the release of their second album, Famous, Rich and Beautiful in 1997, which was certified Platinum.

RETURN OF THE KINGS TRACKLIST:

  1. Heavy Hearts
  2. Still The One
  3. Good Life
  4. Best In You
  5. All About You
  6. Linger
  7. Lover's & Liars
  8. Wild For You
  9. Alibi
  10. Castles In The Sand
  11. All Out Of Courage
  12. Time For Us

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
December 13 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
December 15 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
December 16 – London, ON – London Music Hall
December 18 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall
December 20 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

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

www.philosopherkings.com

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THE REVIVALISTS RELEASE ALL MY FRIENDS LIVE FROM RED ROCKS VIDEO

NEW ALBUM TAKE GOOD CARE OUT THIS FRIDAY FEATURING HIT SINGLE ALL MY FRIENDS AND ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE ANTHEM SHOOT YOU DOWN

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR TAKE GOOD CARE TOUR

Toronto, ON – November 7, 2018 –
Today, chart-topping rock band, The Revivalists, have unveiled the All My Friends Live from Red Rocks video ahead of the release of their brand new studio album, Take Good Care, out this Friday November 9th (Loma Vista Recordings). Watch the clip for the Top 10 Alternative Radio hit here. Filmed earlier this fall at the band’s electrifying sold-out Red Rocks show, the video captures the acclaimed 8-piece’s rock n’ roll spirit, soulful essence and striking live presence.

The Revivalists recently performed All My Friends on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (watch here) as the song continues to climb the Top 10 at Alternative Radio and picks up steam at Hot AC after hitting #1 at Triple A. The track is included in numerous playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, The New Alt, Soft Pop Hits, Rockin’ Vibes and Indie All Stars, as well as Apple Music’s The A-List: Alternative, and is being featured on ESPN Monday Night Football and Fox Sports Thursday Night Football. Fans have been getting an early taste of some of the other new songs on Take Good Care – such as fan favourite, You And I, Got Love and anti-gun violence anthem, Shoot You Down – at the band’s live shows, including their recent buzzed-about set at Voodoo in their hometown of New Orleans.  

Marked by songwriting that is both intensely personal and also an escape, Take Good Care is brimming with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis – a reflection of the up-and-down journey of life that we’re all on together. The Revivalists enlisted Dave Cobb [Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton], Andrew Dawson [Kanye West, Fun., Sleigh Bells], and Dave Bassett [Elle King, Vance Joy] for sessions in New Orleans as well as Nashville, where they recorded at the iconic RCA Studio B, soaking up the aura of one of the most storied studios in music.

The 14-track LP is available for pre-order now, along with instant downloads of All My Friends, You And I and Got Love. Pre-order or pre-save the album here. The Revivalists’ 2019 Take Good Care headline tour kicks off January 11th in Washington, DC. A digital download of The Revivalists’ new album Take Good Care is included with every ticket purchase. For all ticket details, please visit www.therevivalists.com.

The Revivalists also recently released a limited edition 7” Shoot You Down vinyl single powered by RPM, with sales benefitting Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. The Revivalists felt compelled to put pen to paper and speak to the overwhelming gun violence problem in our society, creating a powerful song that serves as both an emotional balm and a call to action. The vinyl, which is orange - the color of the gun violence prevention movement, features Shoot You Down on Side A and You and I on Side B and is available exclusively at independent record stores around the country, who are being encouraged to work with local Everytown chapters to support the grassroots movement for gun safety. Everytown is leading a movement of more than 4 million Americans working to end gun violence and build safer communities. Read David Shaw’s exclusive interview with Salon about the message behind Shoot You Downand the band’s support of Everytown here. Find record stores near you at www.recordstoreday.com

The Revivalists will close out 2018 with their annual New Year’s Eve show with special guests Tank and The Bangas on December 31st at Mardi Gras World, which will be transformed into the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash. The annual RevHeads Ball will take place on New Year's Eve day with a very intimate acoustic performance, hors d'oeuvres, themed drink specials, a merch bundle and VIP tickets to the main show later that evening. For all ticket details, please visit www.therevivalists.com. Early next year, The Revivalists will headline iHeartRadio’s second annual ALTer Ego concert, headlining alongside twenty one pilots, The Killers, Muse, Weezer, Rise Against, and Bishop Briggs. The epic show will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2019, and will broadcast live across over 70 alternative and rock iHeartRadio stations.

THE REVIVALISTS 2018 – 2019 TOUR DATES:
November 30 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center - Not So Silent Night
December 8 – Saint Louis, MO – 105.7 The Point Hoho Show
December 31 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World
January 11 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
January 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Metropolitan Opera House
January 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
January 16  – New York – Beacon Theatre
January 17 – New York – Beacon Theatre
January 19 – Los Angeles, CA – iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2019
March 8 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
March 9 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
March 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
March 13 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
March 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
March 16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea Theatre - Cosmopolitan
March 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
March 29 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
March 30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
March 31 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
April 3 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
April 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
April 6 – Key West, FL – Key West Amphitheater

www.therevivalists.com

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OUR LADY PEACE LAUNCH #MYSOMETHINGNESS

CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT THE POSITIVE IMPACT THAT INDIVIDUALS HAVE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

CONTRIBUTORS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE OF BEING FEATURED IN UPCOMING NEW OLP MUSIC VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE HEAD DOWN

Toronto, ON – November 2, 2018 – Canadian rock band, Our Lady Peace, released their ninth studio album, Somethingness, earlier this year. Inspired by a video that band-mate, Steve Mazur, made about his regular visits to an animal shelter, the rest of the band felt compelled to share their own stories of “somethingness” – the things that they do to try and make a positive impact on people in their lives and communities. Since posting their stories, OLP’s fans started sharing their own stories with the group. Today, the band is putting the call out for fans to share their own personal “somethingness”.

OLP is encouraging people to share a video or photo on Instagram or something that is meaningful to them – a good deed that they’re doing for someone else, or shining a light on another person who has made an impact on their life – tag the band, and use the hashtag #MySomethingness, then encourage their community to do the same. Posts submitted between today and November 13th (World Kindness Day) will be reviewed by the band and contributors may be selected to be featured in OLP’s upcoming new music video for their latest single, Head Down.

“We have the unique opportunity to share stories with so many different people and fans around the world,” says frontman, Raine Maida. “We’re often reminded of the incredible selfless acts and contributions everyday working people make to help better their communities and the people that live there. #MySomethingness is all about honoring these good people; shining a light on each other.” 

Visit the band’s Instagram to hear the members talk about their “somethingness” – volunteering with Much Love Animal Rescue, supporting Unplugged North, coaching youth baseball, and working with War Child.

Somethingness was released in its entirety on February 23rd. In its first week of release, the record hit #2 on the Alternative Chart, #9 Top Current Albums, #12 Top Albums with Track Equivalent Album included, and #29 on the Consumption Chart. The lead single, Nice To Meet You, also cracked the Top 10 for downloads in the first week, and hit #1 for Most Active Indies. The band hit the road through the spring in support of the album, co-headlining a national tour with fellow Canadian rocker, Matthew Good. Partnering with Plus 1 for the tour, one dollar from each ticket sold was donated to War Child Canada, resulting in a $41,701.85 donation to the organization.

DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork | DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo

www.ourladypeace.com

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ELLIOT MAGINOT RELEASES COMRADES

BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR
 COMMON PLACE

Toronto, ON – November 2, 2018 – Elliot Maginot
, seduced us with his 2015 debut release, Young/Old/Everything.In.Between. Now, the Montreal singer-songwriter bowls us over again with Comrades, his bountiful new offering that reveals the journey that Maginot has traveled – literally and figuratively – having given over 200 performances in ten countries, including Australia.

Co-produced by Maginot in close collaboration with Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski, Coco Méliès, Soran), Comrades proposes rich atmospheres based on the artist’s agile and expressive voice. Oscillating between melancholy, hope and resignation, he observes the world around him and wonders about the ambient distress and uneasiness of his generation. From unattainable ideals, to the compromises to be resolved within – by way of the frailty of human relationships – his gaze is both lucid and sensitive.

From the spirited Common Place (Comrade I), with its lively rhythm, to the delicate Am I Here Now?, laid out for us on a sumptuous bed of chords and vocals, the album takes us into a world bordered by enchanting sounds. The saxophone arrangements that adorn some of the titles lend them a singular colour.

Gifted with an expressive voice capable of conveying the finest nuances, Maginot builds elaborate harmonies, never hesitating to summon his friends and singers, including Mélanie and Stéphanie Boulay, Sarah Bourdon, Ariane Brunet and Marie-Claudel Chénard, to punctuate the touching Eugene, inspired by his grandfather, the luminous Let Me In or even the rallying Second Light.

The singer-songwriter and author has the gift of concocting emotion-rich verses and unifying refrains that uplift and move you. With him, soft ballads (Stay Gold) and melodies tinged with a sweet sadness (Heart of Beauty)slide in among unrepentant 80s airs (Purging Days). Elliot Maginot reaches peaks of intensity in Call Your Mother, which passes from contemplation to a jubilant finale.

Elliot Maginot is accompanied on Comrades by Vithou Thurber-Promtep (piano, organ, voice), Émile Farley (bass, double bass), Mathieu Leguerrier (drums, vocals), Mariane Bertrand (cello, vocals), Nick Ferraro (saxophone) and Jesse Mac Cormack (steel drums).

RECORD LAUNCHES:
November 17 – Montreal, QC – M For Montreal
November 23 – Quebec City, QC – Complexe Méduse
December 3 – Toronto, ON – Burdock

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ANDREW BIRD RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE BLOODLESS

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Toronto, ON – November 2, 2018 – Andrew Bird
’s new song, Bloodless, debuts today along with the track’s official music video – watch and share here.

In a statement to NPR Music, Bird reflects, “We find ourselves in a cold civil war. Everyone is playing their part too well. Certain actors are reaping power and wealth from divisiveness. Echoes of the Spanish Civil War when fascists and clergy win because they put up a united front against the individualistic and principled (yet scattered) left. We can turn this ship around but need to step back and be honest with ourselves about what’s happening while it’s still relatively bloodless.”

This marks Bird’s first new single in over a year. A physical 7” of the track will be available December 14 – pre-order here. See below for the lyrics in full.

The new song comes on the heels of Bird’s critically acclaimed symphonic orchestra shows, of which Los Angeles Times proclaimed, “Bird’s violin virtuosity, gracious demeanor and self-searching songs seemed right at home.”

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. He has released 13 albums to date and performed extensively worldwide.

THEY’RE PROFITING FROM YOUR WORRY
SELLING BLANKS DOWN AT THE DMZ
BANKING ON THE SOUND AND FURY
WONDER WHAT IT’S TO DO WITH ME

BLOODLESS FOR NOW

I’M KEEPING MINE WITH THE ALTRUISTS
PUTTING MY WEIGHT BEHIND THE DANCER
I KNOW IT’S HARD TO BE AN OPTIMIST
WHEN YOU TRUST LEAST THE ONES WHO CLAIM TO HAVE THE ANSWERS

AND IT’S AN UNCIVIL WAR

BLOODLESS FOR NOW

AND THE POETS THEY EXPLODE LIKE BOMBS
WHILE THE GENTRY IS DRINKING MOËT CHANDON
TURN AROUND AND QUOTE A WELL KNOWN PSALM:
DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT THE WICKED
DON’T YOU ENVY THOSE WHO DO WRONG
AND YOUR INNOCENCE WILL BE LIKE THE DAWN
WHILE THE JUSTICE OF YOUR CAUSE WILL SHINE LIKE THE NOONDAY SUN

THE BEST HAVE LOST THEIR CONVICTIONS
WHILE THE WORST KEEP
SHARPENING THEIR CLAWS
PEDDLING IN THEIR DARK FICTIONS
WHILE WHAT’S LEFT OF US WE JUST HEM AND WE HAW

AND IT FEELS LIKE 1936
IN CATALONIA
CATALONIA

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PROPHETS OF RAGE RELEASE MASHUP OF UNRELEASED TRACKS IN INCENDIARY VIDEO TIED TO NEXT WEEK’S USA MIDTERM ELECTIONS THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2018 – As this historic and volatile election approaches in the United States, Prophets Of Rage want to remind people of the importance of exercising their right to vote.  The revolutionary musicians Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord, released a mash up today of three new unreleased tracks and their latest release, Heart Afire, into a brand new video. Named after the famous Malcolm X speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” the video is aimed squarely at turning out voters to next week’s midterm elections.

As the group states in the music video, “There are people trying to keep many of us from being able to vote. Don’t squander the rights we’ve fought so hard to get. Agitate, organize, resist & rebel before, during and after Election Day. In the words of Malcolm X, ‘it’s got to be the ballot or the bullet.’” Additionally, it provides reminders and resources linking people to check ID requirements in their state, since new laws and policies threaten to disenfranchise large numbers of Native American and Black voters in North Dakota and Georgia, but activists are resolute in the battle for the ballot.

Prophets Of Rage, who remain hard at work on their next album, are nonetheless focused on the matter at hand, and with this powerful new video, are strongly encouraging their fans to be heard, to be counted, to vote.

Watch The Ballot or the Bullet, here.

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AS IT IS RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE THE REAPER FEAT. AARON GILLESPIE

TORONTO SHOW FEBRUARY 11, 2019 AT VELVET UNDERGROUND

Toronto, ON – October 31, 2018 –
Brighton quartet, As It Is, have released a chilling and intense new music video for The Reaper, the band's heaviest and darkest cut to date. The song features guest vocals from Aaron Gillespie of Underoath fame, who also makes an appearance in the horror inspired music video.

The Reaper, is taken from As It Is’ new album, The Great Depression, released earlier this year via Fearless Records. The album also features singles, The Wounded World, The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry), and The Fire, The Dark.

Alongside the launch of the video the band has made available The Fire Edition of The Great Depression on limited orange vinyl. This new pressing is available now here.

Speaking of the video, As It Is guitarist/vocalist, Ben Langford-Biss, says, "The Reaper is the moment in the record’s narrative where The Poet becomes so desensitised to the concept of death, that death appears and manifests before him, offering an “escape”- not in a malicious way, but as a means of release from the pain The Poet is feeling. It was one of the most crucial and challenging moments in the narrative, and it was the last one that came together – lyrically and musically. 

To confer these themes of turmoil and conflict, the sort of inner claustrophobia The Poet is experiencing, we wanted the video to be gritty and dark. We ended up taking visual influence from some of our favourite horror movies and TV series, and our director Zak Pinchin really clicked with what we were trying to get across. 

The video shows each of us waking up trapped in rooms, each room representing one of the four stages of grief that the record is chaptered into; denial, anger, bargaining & acceptance. Each of us faces off with death in some respect, whether that be in a literal or metaphysical sense, and there is an external antagonist controlling the events in the rooms – forcing us to face our fears, our grief, or even ourselves.  We were super excited that Aaron Gillespie was able to be a part of the video, to play the part of this puppeteer / antagonist! 

Both the song and the video are so different to anything we’ve done before, and we’re so fortunate that our fans have embraced the darker and heavier side of our band & our constant desire to progress in new directions. And we just cannot wait to finally bring this album to life on stage when we finally start touring The Great Depression era this week: first in Japan, and then in Europe and UK  (which culminates in our biggest headline show to date at the London Forum on December 1), and then we'll be returning to the US in early 2019 for our first time since Warped Tour! There's so much more to come from this chapter of our band, we are only just getting started."


As It Is brings The Great Depression tour to venues later this year with their biggest headline dates to date.

TOUR DATES:
November 2 – Ōsaka-shi, Japan – Socore Factory
November 3 – Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan – Conquest
November 5 – Nagoya-shi, Japan –3star
November 7 – Shibuya-ku, Japan – duo Music Exchange
November 18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
November 19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Old Hall
November 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
November 22 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
November 23 – Paris, France – Boule Noire
November 25 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
November 26 – Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Rooms
November 28 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
November 29 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
December 1 – London, UK – The Forum
December 4 – Kingston Upon Thames, UK – All Saints Church
January 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
January 18 – Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
January 19 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
January 20 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
January 22 – Alburguerque, NM – Launchpad
January 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
January 25 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Bar & Live Music Venue
January 27 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group
January 29 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
January 31 – Nashville, TN – The End
February 1 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
February 2 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
February 3 – Orlando, FL – The Social
February 5 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
February 6 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
February 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
February 9 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
February 10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
February 11 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
February 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The stache at The Intersection
February 14 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
February 15 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
February 16 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
February 17 – Kansas City, MO – Encore at The Uptown Theater
February 19 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
February 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
February 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
February 22 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
March 28 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium
March 29 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie – Grande Salle
April 1 – Milan, Italy – Alkatraz
April 2 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
April 3 – Linz, Austria – Posthof – Zeitkultur am Hafen
April 4 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium Nagyhall
April 6 – Praha 8, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
April 7 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
April 8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt
April 9 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
April 11 – Erlangen, Germany – E-Werk
April 12 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW
April 13 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
April 15 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
April 16 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
April 17 – Brussels, Belgium - AB

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REAL FRIENDS FALL VICTIM TO HOMICIDAL MANIAC IN ME FIRST VIDEO

TORONTO SHOW AT MOD CLUB NOVEMBER 20TH

The raw lyrics on the album help divulge some of the troubles that Real Friends dealt with last year, which pushed them to really figure out what they wanted to say.” – Billboard

They sing about the way life changes, and how nothing you or anyone else can do will stop change from continuing to happen as long as we walk this Earth. They sing, for lack of a better description, about the reality of doing your best to be a decent person in a world where decency is increasingly hard to find. Composure furthers this effort in a manner that goes deeper than any previous release.” – Substream Magazine

Toronto, ON – October 30, 2018 –
Sometimes the perils of being in a popular alt-rock band comes with its share of misfortune. For Illinois rock group Real Friends, falling victim to a homicidal maniac is one such fate.  Premiering today on FLOOD Magazine, their new video for Me First, from their third studio album, Composure, depicts just that.  “Have you ever wanted to see our heads cut off," asks bassist Kyle Fasel. "Well, look no further.

Me First, the gutsy and intense opening track from their critically acclaimed album, instils a sense of confidence that flows throughout the whole record. Music Connection says the single "oozes furious poetry" while Punktastic calls it an "anaconda-sized earworm." The striking accompanying video matches the song's audacity with its cheeky horror and comic book-styled violence. "We went with a more light hearted and cinematic approach than in our past videos," he explains.  Me First finds the band trapped in a mansion being stalked by a knife/broken bottle/cat o'nine tails-wielding murderess who ultimately dispatches them one at a time and serves them up on a silver platter.

Their most ambition work to date, Composure, has racked up some of the best reviews the band has ever received. Forbes says that the album "proves that the bravest thing an artist can be in 2018 is unflinchingly honest, with themselves and with their audience," while Alternative Press calls it their "best work yet." SF Sonic captures the spirit of the record by pointing out that with their "clean production, catchy songs, and poetic lyrics, Real Friends have turned out one of the best releases of the year, a vital collection for anyone who likes their rock upfront and confrontational."

The 10 tracks on this album have challenged the band as musicians and friends. From nailing down the best pop hooks with producer Mike Green (The Aces, All Time Low, The Mowgli’s, Paramore) that showcase the band’s progression from a pop-punk band to full-fledged pop-rock juggernaut, to touching on topics in their song writing such as mental health, being accepted, and above all, learning to love yourself.

Composure is out now on Fearless Records. Real Friends is Kyle Easel (Bass), Dave Knox (Guitar), Dan Lambton (Frontman), Brian Blake (Drums), and Eric Haines (Guitar).

TOUR DATES:
October 31 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
November 2 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
November 3 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
November 4 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
November 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade –Hell
November 7 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
November 8 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
November 9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
November 10 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
November 11 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
November 13 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
November 14 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
November 15 – Boston, MA – Royale
November 16 – Ashbury Park, NJ – Ashbury Lanes
November 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
November 18 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
November 20 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
November 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
November 23 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
November 24 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
November 25 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

iTunes - found.ee/fromtheoutside
Spotify - found.ee/fromtheoutsidespotify

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AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE WINTER 2019 TOUR DATES

RELEASE DANGEROUS VIDEO FEATURING BIG FOOT

Toronto, ON – October 30, 2018 – August Burns Red
have announced their early 2019 tour plans. The band will headline The Dangerous Tour, presented by Sound Rink, alongside Fit For a King, Miss May I, and Crystal Lake. The band also dropped the video for Dangerous, featuring Big Foot. Watch it here.

The Winter 2019 headline tour kicks off January 24 in Lexington, Kentucky and runs through March 2 in Poughkeepsie, New York. The trek includes several dates in Canada. All dates are below.

VIP packages for the tour feature a meet and greet and an exclusive, 7” record with the song, Dangerous, as well the midi version of Dangerous on the b-side, and an 18x24 3-D poster.

There are a lot of cities we missed on our first tour of Phantom Anthem and we wanted to make sure we hit those places on this album cycle,” the band said. “It’s been far too long since we’ve played most of these cities and we can’t wait to return with our pals in Fit For a King, Miss May I, and our new friends from Japan – Crystal Lake!”

AUGUST BURNS RED ON TOUR:
WITH FIT FOR A KING, MISS MAY, + CRYSTAL LAKE
January 24 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
January 25 — Richmond, VA — The National ∞
January 26 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
January 27 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm ∞
January 29 — Destin, FL — Club LA*
January 30 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
January 31 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall*
February 1 — Odessa, TX — Dos Amigos
February 2 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
February 4 — Tucson, AZ — The Rock
February 5 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House*
February 6 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades*
February 8 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
February 9 — Boise, ID — Knitting factory
February 10 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
February 11 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
February 12 — Fort Collins, CO — Aggie Theatre
February 14 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
February 15 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
February 16 — Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze
February 17 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly's
February 18—Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection*
February 20 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall*
February 22 — Ottawa, ON — TD Place
February 23 — Quebec City, QC — Imperial De Quebec

February 25 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s ∞
February 26 —  Portland, ME — Aura
February 27 —  Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall ∞
February 28 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
March 1 — Hartford, CT — The Webster ∞
March 2 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance Theater
* No FFAK
∞ No MMI

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WILD RIVERS DEBUTS STRIPPED DOWN VERSION OF CALL IT A NIGHT VIA THE BOOT

WATCH CALL IT A NIGHT LIVE PERFORMANCE HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH
THE PAPER KITES KICK OFF IN LA ON NOVEMBER 5TH


EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

"With killer harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, Call It a Night shows off Wild Rivers' lush vocals and seamless chemistry. It's a slow-burning song until the last minute or so, the quiet intensity building from the first notes to give Call It a Night a gorgeous finish." - The Boot

“...a gorgeous little gem with some seriously haunting melodies.”Fuzzy Logic

“...so lovely and unique that it seems as though everyone who listens to them becomes an instant fan.”The Aquarian

Toronto, ON – October 26, 2018 – Wild Rivers
have debuted a stripped down studio version of their track, Call It A Night, following the recent release of their, Eighty-Eight EP. The 5-song release has reached over 1.7 million streams on Spotify alone since its summertime release. Shot in the famed Revolution Recording studio in the band’s hometown of Toronto, the “Folk n' Roll & Country Soul” 4-piece band packs their performance with lush harmonies and poignant lyrics, adding an extra bit of twang and tenderness to the already breathtaking track.

Wild Rivers will soon be heading out on the road for 21 dates across North America with Australia’s, The Paper Kites, including stops in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Stream Eighty-Eight via Spotify

CATCH WILD RIVERS LIVE:
November 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
November 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
November 8 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
November 10 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
November 11 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
November 12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
November 13 – Victoria, BC –
Capitol Ballroom
November 15 – Calgary, AB –
Palace Theatre
November 16 – Edmonton, AB –
Union Hall
November 17 – Saskatoon, SK –
Louis’ Pub
November 18 – Winnipeg, MB –
Garrick Centre
November 20 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
November 21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
November 22 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
November 23 – Waterloo, ON –
Maxwell’s Concert
November 24 – London, ON –
London Music Hall
November 26 – Montreal, QC –
Corona Theatre
November 27 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
November 30 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
December 1 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

ABOUT WILD RIVERS:
Wild Rivers – composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Julien Laferriere (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass) – over three years, has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and has earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful, lasting connection with their listeners. The Toronto-based band, coming from all different musical backgrounds, find inspiration within the 1970s, including artists such as Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Neil Young. The band finds this inspiration all while being able to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with contemporary approaches to melody.

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DCF SHARES NEW TRACK MISSION 2 MARS FEAT. HARRISON AND MERIVAL

Toronto, ON – October 26, 2018 – Today, Toronto-based pop artist, DCF (aka David Charles Fischer) drops his brand new track, Mission 2 Mars. Featuring vocals from Merival and productions by Harrison, the song is the latest release from DCF’s forthcoming full-length LP. 

I wrote Mission 2 Mars on my mom’s piano,” says DCF of the track. “I was reading about the Mars 1 mission, and saw that they were taking applications for people to actually go to mars at some point to start the first human colony. All I could think about was how sad that would be for somebody to have to leave the one they love forever.” 

I think it was actually my first time working with David on a musical level,” reflects Harrison. “We were just kinda homies from partays and stuff before that. He asked me to come to the studio to add some spice and we were just groovin by the end of it!

David and I have been pals for a long time,” adds Merival. “When he sent me the track I thought it was a fun time and agreed to hop on. The session was so easy and relaxed and I'm super happy with how it came out!”

DCF’s affection for pop music inspired him to release his interpretations of some of the most recognizable millennial hits in a series of attention grabbing online mixtapes. While anchoring these tuneful samples with straight up honest lyrics and a wink to his trademark ironic "bad boy next door" persona, DCF started tapping into an online fan base of alternative music fans wondering if pop music actually is for them. His instantly hummable mixtape offerings soon led to his first indie release, Pop Songs, an EP of original songs brimming with standout pop hooks, indelible melodies, and lyrics that flirt with less than sober twenty-something melancholy. His unique brand of neo-pop, has comfortably found a home somewhere between the sensibilities of Frank Ocean and the springy croon of Justin Timberlake, with a layer of undeniable Drake-confidence. His live show has been packing Toronto clubs, with fans and friends eager to support their homegrown pop-prince and newcomers feeling like they’ve stumbled onto the tipping point of an artist about to drop.

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2018 SLAIGHT FAMILY POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Polaris Music Prize announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize today.

The winners were chosen from four short lists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote and one by the jury. Voting opened at the Polaris Music Prize Gala on September 17, 2018 and ended on October 18.

The winners of the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, supported Re:Sound, are:

1960-1975
Public: Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Jury: Jean-Pierre Ferland - Jaune

1976 – 1985
Public: Rush - 2112
Jury: Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire

1986-1995
Public: Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
Jury: Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins

1996-2005
Public: Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Jury: Kid Koala - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

These will be the second albums from Neil Young and Rush to receive Heritage Prize designation. All other acts are receiving their first such recognition.

“Congratulations to all the 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.

“Re:Sound is honoured to be part of the Polaris Heritage Prize for a second straight year,” said Ian MacKay, Re:Sound’s president. “Each of these albums speaks to the strong and long lasting effect of music. Spanning over four distinct eras and across all genres, the Heritage Prize is a testament to Canada’s best and reminds us why we passionately do the work we do to help ensure a thriving and sustainable music industry in Canada. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!”

“Our Heritage Prize jurors listened to dozens of classic Canadian albums and tried to imagine which ones would have made it onto a short list in the four pre-Polaris eras,” said Mary Dickie, the Heritage Prize jury foreperson. “They weighed innovation, musicianship, lasting influence and general brilliance and came up with this list of outstanding albums that reflect the remarkable diversity and genius of Canadian musicians. Thanks to all the winners for your timeless work.”

The Office of Gilbert Li, who curated the 2018 Polaris Music Prize posters and the posters for the 2017 Heritage Prize, will return to curate eight new artists to pay tribute to the winning records.

Four upcoming episodes of the Polaris Podcast will be dedicated to exploring the significance of these eight Heritage Prize albums.

The records that did not get selected as winners will remain on the short lists for the 2019 Heritage Prize. The Heritage jury will add two additional records for each era.

Records are selected for the Heritage Prize in accordance with existing Polaris criteria; to honour and reward artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

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. Our Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind these albums and is available via iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other distributors. 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

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SWITCHFOOT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM NATIVE TONGUE AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

PASTE MAGAZINE DEBUTS SWITCHFOOT’S YOUTUBE PREMIERE OF NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC VIDEO

TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 2019 WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – October 19, 2018 – GRAMMY® award-winning rock band, Switchfoot, expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on January 18th , 2019 via Fantasy Records. The band also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina on February 14th, with a stop in Toronto and Vancouver (full list of dates below). Public on-sale for the tour begins October 26th. Click here for more information and pre-order Native Tongue here.

Paste Magazine debuted the Native Tongue album art and the YouTube Premiere of the dynamic music video for the title track written by Switchfoot front man, Jon Foreman, and bassist, Tim Foreman, with Brent Kutzle of One Republic. The lyrics are a poignant reminder, "Before we learn to hate. Love is our Native Tongue."

"These are polarizing times, where the loudest voice is often the voice of anger or fear. This album is an attempt to sing that hope into life. To bring a group of diverse songs under one common banner. Hatred is not your native language. Love is your Native Tongue," expressed Jon Foreman.

In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us.  The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, California, includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as Prodigal Soul, Joy Invincible, and Voices, (co-written and produced with their friends in One Republic). The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to "use our lungs for love and not the shadows.”  Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on The Hardest Art.

NATIVE TONGUE TRACK LIST:
1. Let It Happen
2. Native Tongue
3. All I Need
4. Voices
5. Dig New Streams
6. Joy Invincible
7. Prodigal Soul
8. The Hardest Art (Feat. Kaela Sinclair)
9. Wonderful Feeling
10. Take My Fire
11. The Strength To Let Go
12. Oxygen
13. We're Gonna Be Alright
14. You're The One I Want

NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
February 14 The Orange Peel - Asheville, North Carolina
February 15 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, Tennessee
February 16 Tabernacle - Atlanta, Georgia
February 17 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tennessee
February 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, Maryland
February 20 The Fillmore - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 22 Wellmont Theater - Montclair, New Jersey
February 23 The Paramount - Huntington, New Jersez
February 24 House of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts
February 28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Ontario
March 1 House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
March 2 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 3 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, Michigan
March 5 The Pageant - Saint Louis, Missouri
March 6 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, Indiana
March 8 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 9 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 10 The Sylvee - Madison, Wisconsin
March 13 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, Tennessee
March 14 Club Brady - Tulsa, Oklahoma
March 15 House of Blues - Dallas, Texas
March 16 House of Blues - Houston, Texas
March 18 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, Texas
March 19 Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, Texas
March 21 Iron City - Birmingham, Alabama
March 22 The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Florida
March 23 House of Blues - Orlando, Florida
March 24 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 27 State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 28 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Nebraska
March 29 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Missouri
March 30 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado
March 31 The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah
April 3 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
April 4 The Van Buren - Phoenix, Arizona
April 5 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California
April 6 Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California
April 7 Warfield Theater - San Francisco, California
April 9 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon
April 10 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
April 11 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 12 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia

 

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:
Switchfoot has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016).  Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band's documentary of the same name. Along the way, Switchfoot established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including Meant to Live, Dare You to Move, Stars and Mess of Me. Beyond their career achievements, Switchfoot has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, California They've also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. Switchfoot’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.  

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RHYE ANNOUNCES BLOOD REMIXED ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 16

STREAM RY X’S REMIX OF WASTE

FALL US AND ASIA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

BLOOD OUT NOW

Toronto, ON — October 19, 2018 — Today, Rhye announces the Blood Remixed album (due November 16th via Last Gang Records) and shares RY X's remix of Waste. Watch a video of the remix via High Snobriety. The 14-track album includes additional re-imaginations by Washed Out, Tensnake, Channel Tres, and more. Mike Milosh's resilient yet purposefully understated take on R&B stretches beyond the confines of any genre with the remixes, giving listeners the opportunity to hear Blood from a new perspective.

Streaming today are RY X, Moon Boots, and Mano Le Tough's remixes. RY X's (who recently announced his forthcoming new album Unfurl) rework of Waste opens with haunting synths and creates a house atmosphere through subtle swells and syncopated rhythms. New York City's Moon Boots opts to add a bit of his future disco sound to his take on Taste, giving the song an all-night club vibe. Underground favourite Mano Le Tough's remix of Taste is the most experimental of the three, chopping Rhye's smooth vocals and disseminating them across propulsive beats and discordant pockets of synth stabs. 

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

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

Rhye is on tour now with dates on the West Coast and in Asia. See below for a complete list of dates.

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Rhye - Waste (RY X Remix)

Rhye - Hymn (Visual)

 

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Listen to BLOOD: smarturl.it/blood-ca

Rhye - Blood Remixed album tracklist:
1. Waste (RY X Remix)
2. Taste (Moon Boots Remix) 
3. Taste (Mano Le Tough Remix) 
4. Feel Your Weight (Poolside Remix)
5. Please (Jeff Samuel Remix) 
6. Count to Five (Tensnake Remix)
7. Song for You (Jacques Greene Remix) 
8. Song for You (Mansionair Remix) 
9. Blood Knows (Trip Tease Remix)
10. Stay Safe (Channel Tres Remix)
11. Phoenix (Little Dragon Remix) 
12. Softly (Washed Out Remix)
13. Sinful (Illangelo Remix)
14. Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix) 

RHYE Live Dates - 2018
October 18 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass Hall Concert Hall^ (TICKETS)
October 19 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater^ (TICKETS)
October 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades^ (TICKETS)
November 8 - Dubai, UAE @ Irish Village (TICKETS)
November 10 - Hong Kong @ Clockenflap (TICKETS)
November 11 - Singapore, Singapore @ Neon Lights (TICKETS)
November 13 - Shanghai, China @ Modern Sky Lab (TICKETS)
November 14 - Beijing, China @ Omni Space (TICKETS)
February 28, 2019 - Brisbane, AUS @ Triffid (TICKETS)
March 1, 2019 - Sydney, AUS @ Metro (TICKETS)
March 3, 2019 - Canberra, AUS @ ANU Theatre Complex (TICKETS)
March 6, 2019 - Melbourne, AUS @ Melbourne Recital Centre (TICKETS)
March 7, 2019 -Melbourne, AUS @ Melbourne Recital Centre (TICKETS)
March 9, 2019 - Victoria, AUS @ Golden Plains Festival (TICKETS)

^ = with Your Smith

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

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

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

 

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ICE NINE KILLS DROP STABBING IN THE DARK VIDEO

NEW ALBUM THE SILVER SCREAM ENJOYS MASSIVE
CHART DEBUTS UPON RELEASE

BAND TOURING WITH ATREYU AND
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE IN NOVEMBER

Toronto, ON – October 19, 2018 – Ice Nine Kills
have dropped the video for, Stabbing in the Dark, from their new album The Silver Scream. Watch it here.

"I am proud to present what I believe to be the most intense instalment yet of The Silver Scream film," said singer Spencer Charnas. "Stabbing in the Dark is our tribute to John Carpenter's holy grail of slasher flicks — Halloween. We also combine franchises here with a nod to A Nightmare On Elm Street, as the security guard in the clip is played by the fantastic Ricky Dean Logan. He met his demise in Freddy's Dead and that particular kill, where he gets his ear cut off, is widely known as Robert Englund's favourite death in the series."

"He's been in everything from horror to Seinfeld to Back to The Future, so I knew he would be able to capture the essence of terror but with an underlying tongue-in-cheek spirit," he furthered.

"The amazing people at Haunted Overload horror park in Lee, New Hampshire lent their amazing resources to us to make this the most visually stunning episode so far," the singer finished.

The Silver Scream arrived on Friday, October 5 via Fearless Records. All of the album's 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics. The record absolutely exploded onto the charts, moving nearly 19,000 units. The various chart positions, many of which are career high water marks for the band, are below.

#2 Hard Music Albums
#4 Rock Albums
#7 Top Current Albums
#8 Digital Albums
#13 LP Vinyl Albums
#27 Billboard 200

The band will hit the road with Atreyu and Memphis May Fire next month. Tour dates are listed below.

ICYMI:
The band and Heavy Consequence also teamed up to premiere the chilling, The Crow-inspired video for A Grave Mistake. Watch it here.

INK previously issued the video for Thank God It's Friday. In the clip, the group (and a bunch of unsuspecting teenagers) visit Crystal Lake and that's when all the trouble ensues. The video is a modern tribute to the classic Friday the 13th slasher series starring machete-wielding horror hero Jason Voorhees. Watch it here.

The band also shared the equally cinematic video for The American Nightmare — a twisted and tasteful homage to director Wes Craven's, A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The video provides a thematic feast for children of the '80s who grew up loving Freddie Krueger, the first film, and its sequels. It was directed by Daniel Hourihan and is the first installment of an over-arching film that will be a counterpart to the The Silver Scream. Watch it here.

PRESS PRAISE FOR THE SILVER SCREAM:

"Bloody good— Alternative Press

"Ambitious— Consequence of Sound

"An exhilarating exploration of what metal can be." — New Noise

"A sound that is never, ever boring. Like a great film — horror or otherwise — each listen to The Silver Scream will divulge something new"  – Cryptic Rock

"Shakes the bones of many a horror fan— My Global Mind

"One of the loudest, sweatiest, and most energetic sets of metal magic— Worcester Telegram & Gazette

ICE NINE KILLS RELEASE TOUR:
October 27 — Santa Rosa, CA — House From Scream Private Party
ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR WITH ATREYU + MEMPHIS MAY FIRE:
November 9 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
November 10 — Albuquerque, NM — El Rey Theater
November 12 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theater
November 13 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
November 14 — Baton Rouge, LA — Varsity Theatre
November 16 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
November 17 — Tampa, FL — Ritz Ybor
November 19 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
November 20 — Greensboro, NC — The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
November 21 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
November 23 — Harrisburg, PA — Capitol Room — HMAC
November 24 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
November 25 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
November 27 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
November 28 — Rochester, NY — Anthology
November 30 — Detroit MI — Majestic Theatre
December 1 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
December 2 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
December 4 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
December 5 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
December 6 — Boise, ID — The Knitting Factory
December 7 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
December 8 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
December 10 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
December 11 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
December 12 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
December 13 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues

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SWEDISH ARTIST TOVE STYRKE RELEASES NEW TRACK VIBE

SONG ADDED TO 2018 ALBUM SWAY

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR UNDERWAY
UK & SCANDINAVIAN RUNS FORTHCOMING

"one of the most exuberant albums in recent memory." – Pitchfork

"the sound of someone who knows she's worth our time" - Rolling Stone

"Sweden’s exuberant pop artist" - The FADER

”...irresistible pop goodness” - Billboard 

"expertly crafted...pure pop perfection" – NME

”Pop-perfect… the Swede leaves the competition for dust.” - Sunday Times Culture

"you put out an eight-song album and every song had better kill. Sway does just that." – GQ

"minimal electro-pop with maximum impact" – Idolator

"Pop that bursts with feelings" - V Magazine

"charmingly minimalist confection" - Harper's Bazaar

"cleverly marking out her own pop territory" – TIME

"dynamic, minimalist brand of pop" - Entertainment Weekly

"A strong contender for one of the best pop albums of 2018" - Evening Standard

Toronto, ON – October 19, 2018 – Swedish recording artist, Tove Styrke, has released a brand new track titled Vibe. The song is a fresh addition to her new album, Sway, and is out now via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. Listen here

 

On Vibe, Styrke describes, "2018 has been such an insane year for me! I’ve gone from sitting in a tiny basement studio in Stockholm making music that I think is really cool, to releasing my Sway album and getting to tour with some of my favorite artists (Lorde and Katy Perry), and now I get to spend the whole fall playing to my own crowds in North America, UK and Scandinavia. This whole year has been a pinch-me-in-the-arm-moment. This new song 'Vibe' is something I’ve been working on for the past few months. It feels like an ending and a new start at the same time. 'Vibe' comes from and belongs to the same place as the rest of Sway but it’s got a little bit more guitar, a little less lol and a bit more heartbreak."

 

Following a spring U.S. tour with Lorde and a European run with Katy Perry, Styrke is currently on a fall 2018 North American headline tour, with a recent stop in Toronto, and a show in Vancouver tomorrow (Saturday, October 20) at Biltmore Cabaret.  The tour, which has boasted multiple sold out dates, will wrap up this weekend in Seattle. Styrke will then continue her fall touring schedule with a UK run of dates and a Scandinavian run to follow. Full tour date listing below. Tickets on sale now here.

 

Earlier this fall, Styrke released a brand-new collaboration with Swedish duo, NOTD, on single, Been There Done That, the follow-up to NOTD's debut original single, I Wanna Know (ft. Bea Miller), which has amassed 100MM+ Spotify streams. Listen to Been There Done That (ft. Tove Styrke) here

Styrke has also announced a collaborative track on the upcoming Clean Bandit album, due out November 30. 

Stream Tove’s new track, Vibe, now at the links below, and catch her on one of the following tour dates!

TOUR DATES:
October 19 - Portland, OR @ Holoscene
October 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
October 21 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
October 28 - Bristol, UK @ Fleece
October 29 - Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
October 30 - Brighton, UK @ Patterns
November 1 - Birmingham, UK @ Institute 3
November 2 - London, UK @ Heaven
November 23 - Karlstad, Sweden @ Nöjesfabriken
November 24 - Norrköping, Sweden @ Arbis Bar & Salonger
November 25 - Uppsala, Sweden @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
November 28 - Helsingfors, Finland @ Tavastia
November 30 -  Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet 
December 1- Linköping, Sweden @ Konsert & Kongress 
December 5 - Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
December 6 - Göteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik 
December 7 - Umeå, Sweden @ Väven 
December 8 - Luleå, Sweden @ Kulturens Hus
December 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
December 14 -  Malmö, Sweden @ KB
December 15 -  Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns

Buy/Stream Vibe:  ToveStyrke.lnk.to/Vibe

Stream On The Low lyric video: smarturl.it/ToveOTLvid

Buy/Stream Sway: tovestyrke.lnk.to/Sway

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THE COLD MANITOBA PROJECT RELEASES SINGLE COLD MANITOBA

PROCEEDS FROM THE TRACK TO BENEFIT THE NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

Toronto, ON – October 19, 2018 – Before his passing, Gord Downie put out a call to action for all Canadians – do whatever we can to help move towards healing and reconciliation through awareness, education and action. The Cold Manitoba Project is an answer to that call.

Moved by Downie’s final request, Michael Boguski (Blue Rodeo) began the search for a grassroots charity to support, and a creative way to do so. Teaming up with like-minded creatives, Boguski developed The Cold Manitoba Project – a collective of artists including Chris Mason and Lucas Goetz (formerly of Deep Dark Woods), Jim Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo), Chris Sleightholm and Dustin Bentall. Together, they recorded Cold Manitoba – a song penned originally by Toronto songwriter, Eddie Orso.

Released today – aptly during Secret Path Week – 100% of the proceeds from Cold Manitoba will benefit the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba – a Native-owned and operated treatment centre that directly targets the addictions problems facing First Nations Peoples in Manitoba and the surrounding area. Listen/buy the song here and have a look at the video about The Cold Manitoba Project and the song’s mission.

“The goal of this project is to move people towards healing – healing as individuals, and as communities,” says Boguski. “I think it’s important to find ways where we can reach out to each other and find common ground.  We can begin to get through the hurt by coming together and understanding that there are similarities between all of us. Substance abuse and mental health are not isolated issues – they’re global and affect all people from all communities. My hope is that Cold Manitoba will help bring more awareness to these unifying issues, and can help us think of ways to reconcile and move towards peace and togetherness.” 

For more information on the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba please visit: www.nacm.ca

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UNDEROATH DROP ihateit VIDEO – WATCH

FALL 2018 NORTH AMERICAN ERASE ME TOUR WITH DANCE GAVIN DANCE, CROWN THE EMPIRE + THE PLOT IN YOU KICKS OFF ON NOVEMBER 2ND

Toronto, ON – October 17, 2018 –
Fresh off an electrifying performance at the Aftershock Festival over the weekend, where singer Spencer Chamberlain performed while still nursing a still-healing broken foot that he sustained during the band’s previous appearance at Riot Fest, Underoath, have released the cinematic and thematically arresting video for ihateit. Watch the video here.

The ihateit video is a glimpse into what it’s like to feel alienated, to need something you shouldn’t need, to feel trapped and isolated and to feel like you have to keep returning to that place to find solace, it’s a vicious cycle,” said Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie.

The band is gearing up to hit the road on the Erase Me Tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Crown the Empire, and The Plot In You in tow. The trek marks Underoath's first major market headline tour in support of their new album, Erase Me (Fearless Records), which recently debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. The tour finds Underoath returning to many markets they previously sold out on their incredibly successful Rebirth Tour.

Find all tour information, here.

UNDEROATH FALL 2018 TOUR DATES
November 2 — Nashville, TN — War Memorial
November 3 — Memphis, TN — Minglewood Hall
November 4 — New Orleans, LA — The Joy Theater
November 6 — Austin, TX — Stubbs
November 8 — Phoenix, AZ — Marquee Theatre
November 9 — Los Angeles, CA — The Shrine Expo Hall
November 10 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
November 12 — Salt Lake City, UT — Union
November 13 — Boise, ID — Revolution Concert Hall
November 15 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
November 16 — Spokane, WA — The Knitting Factory
November 17 — Calgary, AB — MacEwan Hall
November
19 — Vancouver, BC — The Vogue Theater
November 20 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SODO
November 23 — Denver, CO — The Ogden Theater
November 24 — Denver, CO — The Ogden Theater
November 26 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium
November 27 — Kansas City, MO — Arvest Bank Theatre
November 28 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theater
November 30 —Milwaukee, WI — Rave Club
December 1 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
December 2 — Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Music Hall
December 4 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
December 5 — New York, NY — Playstation Theater
December 7 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
December 8 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
December 9 —Philadelphia, PA — The Electric Factory
December 11 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa
December 12 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
December 13 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
December 14 — Tampa, FL — The Sun Dome

About Underoath:
Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. Not only did it mark the group's first new album since 2010, but it crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1 and vaulted into the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs like Rapture, On My Teeth, Wake Me, and It Has to Start Somewhere, which have cumulatively tallied over 10 million streams in a few months' time—a rare and impressive feat for any rock band.

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ACE FREHLEY RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ROCKIN’ WITH THE BOYS VIA BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

ALL NEW SOLO LP SPACEMAN DUE THIS FRIDAY 

PRE-ORDER NOW

NYC POP-UP STORE ANNOUNCED FOR STREET DATE

FREHLEY TO APPEAR ON GOOD DAY NEW YORK

2018 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

Toronto, ON – October 15, 2018 – Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member, ACE FREHLEY, has released the music video for Rockin' With The Boys. Filmed live in Detroit Rock City, this is the first music video we've seen from The Spaceman since he released the video for Fire and Water.              

That video featured KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, and was off of Origins, Vol. 1, released in 2016. The video was done by veteran director, Justin Reich. 

This is the second song Frehley has released this year, from his forthcoming all-new Spaceman album, due October 19, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne).  Frehley previously released the track, Bronx Boy in April. 

Spaceman, Frehley’s eighth solo LP, features nine new original tracks, plus a cover of Eddie Money’s I Wanna Go Back, a ripping power pop makeover of the original.

Ace Frehley will be appearing on GOOD DAY NY/WNYW Fox 5 tomorrow, October 16, 2018, at 9 am EDT, performing his new single, Rockin' With The Boys in its entirety. In addition, Ace Frehley will appear on AOL Build Series on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 4:00 pm in New York City answering questions about the new LP. Click here to RSVP.

Additionally, an Ace Frehley Spaceman pop up store powered by Looney Tunes is planned for Friday, October 19 at the Sam Ash Music store, located at 333 W 34th St. in New York City. Ace will be appearing from 5-7PM EDT signing copies of his new album. 

Spaceman LPs and CDs will be available to purchase as well as the limited edition Orange Vinyl, only currently available at indie store locations in the U.S.

“No need to worry, I’ll be home soon, ’cause I’m rockin’ with the boys,” Frehley sings onRockin’ With the Boys, which tells the tale of life on the road. Ace says he wrote the original version of the song back in KISS’s heyday in the ’70s. Both Rockin With The Boys and Bronx Boy are available on all streaming platforms today, and are iTunes instant grat tracks for fans who pre-order the album. 

In addition to Ace's distinctive guitar sound on each track, Ace played bass on all of the songs on Spaceman except for two.  The listener might recognize the mighty dinosaur growl of a bass tone belonging to Gene Simmons on the album opener, Without You I’m Nothing, which Gene also co-wrote, and Your Wish Is My Command. Both songs were recorded at Frehley’s home studio in Rancho Santa Fe, California. 

Ace’s reconnection with Simmons and fellow KISS vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley (who joined Ace on a cover of Free’s Fire and Water for 2016’s covers LP Origins, Vol. 1) might be chalked up to the fact that Frehley has been sober for more than a decade (he celebrates 12 years of sobriety in September). Ace’s clean living no doubt has a lot to do with his productive streak, which began with the release of his top 20 Anomaly album in 2009.

Spaceman (a title suggested by Simmons, himself) serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014’s Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart. The LP scored the highest charting position of any former or current KISS band member ever, and marked Frehley's first return to the Top 10 since KISS's 1998 Psycho Circus reunion album.

Space Invader received praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while Associated Press hailed, "...the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978." 

Widely known as the original Space Ace and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi-platinum selling rock band, KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best-selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self-titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, New York Groove, from any of the legendary KISS solo albums (peaking at #13). 

SPACEMAN TRACKLIST:

1. Without You I'm Nothing
2. Rockin' With the Boys
3. Your Wish Is My Command
4. Bronx Boy
5. Pursuit Of Rock and Roll
6. I Wanna Go Back
7. Mission To Mars
8. Off My Back
9. Quantum Flux

TOUR DATES:
October 31 – November 5 – Miami to Key West and Nassau, KISS Kruise VIII
November 9 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
November 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
November 11 – Miramar, FL – Miramar Amphitheatre

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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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THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ALLIANCE UNVEILS RECIPIENTS OF THE 2018 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

BREAKOUT WEST 2018 CELEBRATES 65
SHOWCASING PERFORMERS OVER FOUR DAYS

70 CANADIAN SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS AND MENTORS,
41 INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES, 25 CONFERENCE SESSIONS, AND 600+ ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS

Kelowna, BC – Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Today at the WCMAwards Industry Brunch, the winners of the 2018 Western Canadian Music Industry Awards were revealed. The event was held at the BreakOut West host hotel – the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. The Artistic awards were presented on Thursday, October 11 at the Laurel Packing Ho