I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY FOUND ME 1981 EXTENDED PLAY EP OUT NOVEMBER 9

LIVE AT BRIXTON O2 ACADEMY DECEMBER 7TH

DO IT ALL THE TIME VIDEO PREMIERE

Toronto, ON – October 12, 2018 – iDKHOW
are set to release their debut 6 track EP,1981 Extended Play, in the UK via Fearless Records on November 9th. Today, after digging through hours of archival footage, they can finally unveil the original video for first single, Do It All The Time.

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.

Part archeological excavation and part forward-thinking vision, I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is as Day-Glo nostalgic and optimistically futurist as Back to the Future, the cinematic classic in which their band name was born. Doc Brown utters the famous line just before telling Marty McFly to “run for it.” And just as Marty traveled 30 years into the past and righted the wrongs of the present, so have Dallon Weekes (vocals, bass) and Ryan Seaman (drums), resurrecting the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.

iDKHOW’s music is from a time when iconoclastic pop trailblazers broke through commercially without compromising artistically; those who didn’t succeed despite creative courage but because of it. iDKHOW channels the legendary spirits of sixties garage, seventies glam, eighties new wave, and the early days of Britpop, merging the greatest strengths of bygone eras into a transcendent sound of the future. Imagine a nightclub powered by T. Rex, Bowie, Oingo Boingo, and Tears For Fears, distilled into pop rock anthems that are as instantly memorable as they are timeless.

The frontman has plenty of experience with the potential for a great song to move crowds, propel late night drives, soundtrack makeups and breakups, and to top the Billboard charts. As bassist/backing vocalist for Panic! At The Disco from 2009 to 2017, Weekes co-wrote massive hits “This is Gospel” and “Girls/Girls/Boys,” and is credited on nearly all of the songs that comprise Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.  When Weekes discovered these “lost” recordings, this forgotten band, he knew Ryan Seaman was the perfect drummer to help him reignite the iDKHOW aesthetic.

The resurrection of iDKHOW’s forgotten music arose organically, through word of mouth, social media, and increasingly larger pop-up shows along the West Coast. Soon, the iDKHOW revolution was undeniable, as evidenced by the over 10 million YouTube views, and over 10 million streams they amassed of self-released songs like, Choke, Modern Day Cain, and Nobody Likes the Opening Band. Now partnered with label Fearless Records, iDKHOW continues to mount an assault on the vacuous nature of fake relationships and the dirty underbelly of Hollywood glitz.

Formats: Cassette / FEAR00645 and Vinyl (12” in Gatefold Packaging) / FEAR00646

The hard working people at iDKHOW are pleased to align with Fearless Records to unearth and uncover the rare and forgotten recordings of I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME,” Weekes explained. “We are all rediscovering this long-forgotten music together and giving iDKHOW a second chance. For the first time.

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 3 sold out UK headline shows in venues that needed to be upgraded various times. They are set to go on tour in the US with Waterparks in November.

They 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.

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HARRISON RELEASES APRICITY VIA LAST GANG TODAY

PREMIERES AT THE FADER

CHECK OUT PREVIOUS VISUALS
FOR
CELICA SUPRA, ATMOSPHERE AND YOUR GIRL  

"Two years after his debut album Checkpoint Titanium, Harrison enlists a number of collaborators – BADBADNOTGOOD's Matty Tavares, Prince Innocence's Talvi, and more – adding exciting new dimensions to his funky, feel-good, neon-pumped productions." - The Fader

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

“The track’s ethereal vocals atop Harrison‘s smooth but funky production make for a sugary sweet banger.” OkayPlayer

Toronto, ON – October 12, 2018 – Toronto’s multifaceted artist/producer/musical polymath, Harrison, returns to deliver his clearly articulated sophomore album, Apricity, out today via Last Gang Records. The 11-track album follows his 2016 JUNO-nominated debut, Checkpoint Titanium, which was received to critical acclaim. Apricity has already been praised by the likes of Exclaim!, calling it “a delight,” with The FADER highlighting the album’s “funky, feel-good, neon-pumped productions.” This week, 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 and see below for a complete tracklist.

Harrison has been previewing the record with an array of visuals, previously sharing his video for Your Girl, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Ralph. The video, directed by Ft. Langley, is a “hallucinatory odyssey about addition and consumerism,” and premiered at OkayPlayer. The song follows singles, Celica Supra, and Atmosphere (featuring Daniela Andrade).

Defined as “the warmth of the sun in winter,” Apricity is representative of Harrison’s emergence from a dark place where his ability to synthesize musical ideas was limited by occasional bouts with depression and deficiencies in his level of musicianship.

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.

Harrison's debut, Checkpoint Titanium, was released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records. The JUNO-nominated album was highlighted through features in The FADER, Exclaim!, Noisey, CBC Music and Apple Music’s Beats 1. It features an array of collaborators, including a l l i e (Vertigo), Ryan Hemsworth (Vanilla) and Young Guv (So Far From Home). His videos for album singles, It’s Okay I Promise (featuring Clairmont The Second), and Right Hook (directed by Eva Michon) received nods from the esteemed Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.  Harrison shared the music with international audiences, performing across Canada and throughout Asia, with festival sets at Osheaga, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Toronto’s Field Trip and TIME Festivals, Bastid’s BBQ, and Hamilton’s Supercrawl, amongst others. 

APRICITY TRACKLIST:
1. Celica Supra
2. Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade)
3. Wavestation
4. Midnight Snack (feat. iaamSaam and Matty Tavares)
5. In the Dark (Interlude)
6. Next Blue
7. Your Girl (feat. Ralph)
8. Mustang (feat. Talvi)
9. Believe in Love (feat. Aaron Tiem)
10. Better (feat. Daniela Andrade)
11. Pocket Dial

Watch Your Girl (feat. Ralph): bit.ly/2NJyubY
Stream Your Girl (feat. Ralph): smarturl.it/yourgirl
Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8
Stream Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): smarturl.it/atmosphere-da
Stream Celica Supra: smarturl.it/celicasupra
Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH

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www.harrisonisalive.com  
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About Last Gang:

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

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

 

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THE STANDSTILLS ANNOUNCE CRAZY SHAKER TOUR CO-HEADLINER WITH THE LAZY'S

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE SHAKER DOWN

NEW ALBUM BADLANDS SET FOR RELEASE EARLY 2019

Toronto, ON – October 12, 2018 –
Canadian rock duo, The Standstills, have shared their new single, Shaker Down, on October 5th. It’s the third track and second single released from their highly anticipated full-length album, Badlands, set to release in the spring of 2019. The First single, Wild, which was co-written with Three Days Grace member, Neil Sanderson, climbed to number #7 on the active rock charts in Canada and was eOne’s fastest charting Top 10 Rock songs in their roster’s history. The band also recently announced a cross-Canada tour, co-headlining with The Lazy’s. Full list of tour dates below.

The new record will follow the success of the band’s 2015 EP, From The Devil’s Porch, featuring Orleans, which reached #4 on BDS active rock charts in Canada, and Rise of the Fall, which also reached top 10 in Canada. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. The album received over 1.4 million streams globally and the band performed extensively across Canada with acts such as Pop Evil, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Eagles of Death Metal and many more.

More notably, The Standstills accomplished their first arena tour across Canada supporting Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth. “It was an amazing experience to perform alongside two legendary Canadian bands on home turf. We learned a lot on that tour and we are really grateful to all the fans who interacted with us and connected to our music,” says drummer, Rene Couture.

Stay tuned for more music from The Standstills and catch them on tour this fall!

TOUR DATES:
October 17 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
October 18 – Windsor, ON – The Dominion House
October 19 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
October 21 – London, ON – Rum Runners
October 24 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog
October 25 – Montreal, QC – Chom Rock Room
October 26 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall
October 27 – Ottawa, ON – 27 Club
November 1 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
November 2 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
November 3 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Center
November 4 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
November 7 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
November 8 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
November 10 – Calgary, AB – The Commonwealth
November 11 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar and Grill
November 14 – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
November 15 – Victoria, BC – Distrikt Nightclub
November 16 – Kamloops, BC – Cactus Jack’s
November 17 – Kelowna, BC – The Habitat
November 22 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground

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THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2018 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ARTISTIC AWARDS

INDUSTRY AWARDS TO BE GIVEN OUT ON
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Kelowna, BC – Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Celebrating the best artistic talent in western Canada, the Western Canadian Music Alliance is thrilled to announce the winners of the Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards. The winners were revealed earlier today at the WCMAwards Reception held at Laurel Packing House in Kelowna, BC, at part of the BreakOut West music festival and conference. See below for the full list of Artistic Award recipients.

The Industry Awards will be announced on Saturday, October 13th at the Industry Awards Brunch, hosted at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Honourees include Terry Jacks who will receive the 2018 Heritage Award, and Allan Reid who is to be presented with the 2018 Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award. The Canadian Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Induction will also take place, honouring Spirit of the West’s iconic song, Home for a Rest (written by John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly), and Kelowna-born rock band, The Grapes Of Wrath, will be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.

BOW festival showcases get underway tonight, starting with the KickOff Concert at the Kelowna Community Theatre, headlined by Kelowna rockers, The Wild!, and featuring showcase acts, Like A Motorcycle and Little Destroyer.

Festival wristbands, are still available at tickets.breakoutwest.ca. Festival-goers can redeem their online purchases of wristbands at the Tourism Kelowna Visitors Centre or at festival venues, one hour before the first act hits the stage.

Information about the festival and conference can be found at breakoutwest.ca and on the BreakOut West 2018 mobile event app, powered by Greencopper. Available at Apple and Google Play, the app is the place to get the most up to date information and connect with other festival-goers throughout the weekend. Search BreakOut West 2018 to download the free app to get the latest updates and sneak peeks. 

2018 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS ARTISTIC WINNERS:

Blues Artist of the Year

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – BC

Children’s Artist of the Year
Fred Penner – MB

Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year (Sponsored by Canadian Music Centre (CMC))
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – MB

Classical Composer of the Year
Jocelyn Morlock – BC

Country Artist of the Year
Jess Moskaluke – SK

Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year
The Funk Hunters – BC

Francophone Artist of the Year
Alexis Normand – SK

Indigenous Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
Celeigh Cardinal – AB

Instrumental Artist of the Year
Apollo Suns – MB

Jazz Artist of the Year
Rubim de Toledo – AB

Metal/Hard Music Artist of the Year
Striker – AB

Pop Artist of the Year
Dear Rouge – BC

Producer of the Year (Sponsored by Nimbus School of Recording Arts)
Ryan Worsley, Echoplant Sound – BC

Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BC

Rock Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Stanley Park Brewing)
Scenic Route to Alaska – AB

Roots Duo/Group of the Year (Sponsored by Wards Cider)
The Dead South – SK

Roots Solo Artist of the Year
Leeroy Stagger – AB

Songwriter(s) of the Year (Sponsored by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN))
Dear Rouge, Dear Rouge, Chains – BC

Spiritual Artist of the Year
Stephanie Ratcliff – BC

Urban Artist of the Year
HAVYN – BC

Video Director of the Year
Stefan Berrill, Brass Tacks Films, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Forever Fool – BC

Visual Media Composer of the Year
Keri Latimer, This is Not Paris – MB

World Artist of the Year
Kelly Bado – MB

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

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

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LOU PHELPS DROPS VINTAGE VISUALS FOR SQUEEZE FEAT. JAHKOY

ON TOUR IN CANADA WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO NEXT MONTH

002 / LOVE ME OUT NOW VIA LAST GANG

Praise for Lou Phelps:

“002/Love Me builds on the framework that was apparent on his previous offering 001/Experiments  and is his best work to date.” – Exclaim! (8/10)

“Phelps is a malleable and chameleonic MC who is comfortable revelling within the crevices of beats rather than aiming to lord over them.” – NOW Magazine (NNNN)

“Lou Phelps that continues to pave a path toward a bright future.” - Pitchfork

 "The Canadian rapper is representing where he's from hard on the new project, which was exclusively produced by his Polaris prize-winning older brother Kaytranada." - XXL

"Lou Phelps' sophomore album 002 / Love Me is 10 tracks of funk, R&B, hip-hop, disco, and more blended up into a digestible offering that delivers a little something for everyone." - Complex
 

 “Phelps has been catching the ears of tastemakers  and fans across the board.”- VIBE

 

Toronto, ON — October 11, 2018 — With the arrival of Montreal rapper, Lou Phelps’ sophomore album, 002 / LOVE ME, last month, he shares the official video for Squeeze, shot during his birthday weekend down in Miami. Featuring a smooth vocal performance by fellow Canadian R&B singer, JAHKOY, and production by ROMderful of tastemaker label, Soulection, the pair teamed up with director Igal Perets. With retro vintage feels, the video shot on Kodak Super 8, is reminiscent of an earlier Miami. “This track was about a girl I was seeing at the time. The relationship turned out to be horrible but it’s all good,” so the video is an ode to Lou having fun while down in the Sunshine State, flowing effortlessly while taking over the town. Watch the video here.

002 / LOVE ME sees Lou’s older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning KAYTRANADA, as executive producer, with guest spots from BADBADNOTGOOD, JAHKOY, Planet Giza, Pony and drum master, Karriem Riggins. Stream and purchase the album here. Lou just rocked stages in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and will perform in Montreal and Toronto in November. See below for a list of upcoming dates.

Previously, Lou shared visuals for Miss Phatty, directed by longtime collaborator, Christian Boakye-Agyeman. The song features production by BADBADNOTGOOD.

Come Inside is the album’s bold first single that has been on heavy rotation since its drop in February, featuring Toronto rapper, Jazz Cartier, and frenetic cut, Want To (For The Youth).

About Lou Phelps:
A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics, releasing their debut project, Massively Massive. Using the moniker, Louie P, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable electro rap, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wannaan 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experimentshis debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. Look out for more music from Lou in 2018, as the young rapper continues to evolve as a vital artist.​

WATCH – Squeeze (featuring JAHKOY): youtu.be/_gdLyb5Qgmg
LISTEN – Squeeze (featuring JAHKOY): smarturl.it/002loveme
WATCH – Miss Phatty: bit.ly/2pdsRE4
LISTEN - Miss Phatty: smarturl.it/002loveme
LISTEN - Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: smarturl.it/lou-comeinside
WATCH – Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: bit.ly/2Gjd25O

TOUR DATES:
November 9 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
November 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground

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Lou Phelps on Spotify: spoti.fi/2pMUTXI
Lou Phelps on Apple Music: apple.co/2MOV8dC

www.louphelps.club  

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POP EVIL ANNOUNCES 2018 CANADIAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES

ROYAL TUSK TO SUPPORT

ALL NEW SELF-TITLED LP OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – October 9, 2018 –Pop Evil
 has announced a fresh batch of headline tour dates in Canada today in continued support of their latest self-titled release. Dates will kick off on November 17, 2018, in Toronto at Lee's Place hitting both coasts before wrapping up in Saskatoon at the Coors Event Centre on December 3, 2018. New label-mates, Royal Tusk, will support.

"We are very excited to finally be back North of the border in my home country of Canada," says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. Pop Evil is eager to perform for their fans in Canada. The only time the band has been there was at Rock The Park Festival in London, Ontario over the summer. "It always brings me full circle touring in the country I was born in.  Plus, having the opportunity to play music off our new album brings a smile to my face. We can’t wait to play for our diehard Canadian fans!"

The band debuted a stunning new music video for their track, A Crime To Remember, just a few months ago. Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s last two videos, Waking Lions and Colors Bleed, it was the third music video instalment we'd seen from the band’s most recent self-titled LP.

The video beautifully defined the core message of the song, which is clear and present in the song’s triumphant background vocals: “Are we divided / Are we united?” - also a constant theme throughout the new LP. The video was in memory of late producer, Kato Khandwala, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this year in Los Angeles. Kato had produced countless rock albums including the most recent Pop Evil LP.

In March of this year, Pop Evil’s single, Waking Lions, landed at #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart. 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 is 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:
November 17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
November 18 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
November 19 – Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
November 20 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
November 22 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
November 23 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
November 24 – Regina, SK @ Casino
November 25 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo's Bar
November 26 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
November 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
November 30 – Kamloops, BC @ CJ's Nightclub
December 1 – Grande Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred's *
December 2 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
December 3 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
December 5 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District *
December 6 – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery *
December 7 – Menomonie, WI @ Stout Ale House *
*POP EVIL ONLY

"Pop Evil will make you want to 'rewind, start again' and enjoy repeated listens.” - LOUDWIRE

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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BIRDS OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

SHOWS IN BC AND ALBERTA NEXT MONTH

“Nero and Russell play folk-rock with impressionistic flourishes and gospel warmth, lent unexpected extravagance by Russell’s singing…” NPR

“Birds of Chicago seduce us with their joyous, intimate, spare, rousing, soaring vocals and their hauntingly evocative lyrics. Love in Wartime contains one memorable song after another, each tune its own musical suite filled with spiraling melodic beauty.” – No Depression

Toronto, ON – October 9, 2018 – Fresh on the heels of an incendiary set at Third Man Records during Americanafest, where NPR named them one of the Best of Americanafest 2018, Birds of Chicago are hitting the road north of the boarder for a string of Canadian tour dates. The band has been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana world since their inception in late 2012, and will bring their captivating live show to audiences in BC and Alberta in November. Alternating between moments of hushed attention and wild, rock and soul abandon, this is a show that should not be missed. See below for full details and have a look at their live session video for Super Lover.

Built around the chemistry and fire between Allison Russell and JT Nero, Birds of Chicago has included a core band of empathetic assassins since it took to the road full time in 2013. Playing 200+ shows a year between 2013-17, the group has attracted a diverse mix of indie-rockers, NPRists, jam-kids and folkies to their gigs. The band has graced festival stages across Canada over the last two years, although many may not realize that Canada can claim these Birds as their own. Though formed in Chicago, and relocated to Nashville, Russell made her first waves in the mid-aughts with Vancouver-based group, Po’ Girl, and multiple JUNO Award-winning instrumentalist and producer, Steve Dawson, has now joined the ranks.

When BOC released their last album, the Joe Henry produced, Real Midnight, in 2016, critics scrambled to find the right terminology to describe the deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality. “Secular gospel” was one phrase that caught some traction. That fervor is evident in Love and Wartime as well. Call it “secular gospel” or call it what they used to call poetry intoned over roots music mash-ups: rock n roll. The Birds consider themselves a rock and roll band first and foremost, and Love In Wartime doesn’t leave any doubt about that.

Recorded in Chicago against a backdrop of bewilderment, deep-divide and dread, the album is a rock and roll suite with a cinematic sweep. Co-produced by Nero and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), it evokes epic efforts of the 60s and 70s, with love as the undeniable through-line.

UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
November 2 – St Albert, AB – The Adren Theatre
November 3 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway
November 5 – Penticton, BC – The Dream Café
November 7 – Vancouver, BC – Rio on Broadway

www.birdsofchicago.com

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NICKY JAM AND STEVE AOKI TEAM UP FOR A HISTORIC COLLABORATION WITH NEW PARTY ANTHEM JALEO

PREMIERED EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AND BEHIND THE SCENES VIA BILLBOARD

JALEO AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS HERE

Toronto, ON – October 5, 2018
– Famed Latin Urban superstar, Nicky Jam, teams up with world renowned DJ and producer, Steve Aoki, to release their new highly anticipated, Jaleo. The song is a combination of invigorating Latin rhythms and electronic beats that promise to dominate radio and digital streaming charts at a global level. The song was produced by Steve and written by Nicky and is available now on all digital platforms, here.

"So excited about dropping Jaleo with my brother Nicky Jam. This record was so fun to make and I'm so happy to share it with the world!” commented Steve. 

The song's release today is accompanied by an eye-catching music video, which was shot in Miami and highlights a decadent and colourful party, typical for what the Sun city is known for; a good time. The video is available to view on Nicky's official YouTube channel, NickyJamTV. 

"Jaleo is a song that we recorded so that our fans from all over can enjoy. Its been an honour to collaborate with Steve, whom I thank for producing the song that has us so pumped to release!! We are ready to form a Jaleo(rucus)!” notes Nicky.

Nicky Jam's success has transcended frontiers and language barriers, thanks to his hits including, El Perdón. The Puerto Rican native is globally known for his versatility and one of a kind charisma. In 2015, he won his first Latin Grammy and this year he is back on the nominee "battleground" with his three nominations in the following categories: Record of the Year and Best Urban Song for the song X, Best Tropical Song for Cásate conmigo, both songs that he shares their successes with including Colombian artist Jbalvin and Vallenato starSilvestre Dangond.

About Nicky Jam:
NICKY JAM is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of Urban Latin music merging Latin and Hip-Hop like no other; NICKY JAM is indisputably the biggest crossover superstar of today, achieving world domination. In 2016, Nicky released Hasta El Amanecer, the single also became the year's biggest Latin song after peaking No. 1 in Billboard's "Hot Latin Songs" 18 weeks and also was the longest of 2016. The official music video reached 100 million visits in the first month, with an average of more than 3 million visits day. In fact, Song of the Year Hot Latin Songs 2016 belongs to Nicky Jam's Hasta El Amanecer. Also, it reached number one in Latin Airplay, Airplay Latin Pop, Latin Rhythm Airplay and Latin Rhythm Song Digital Sales and playlists of Latin Digital Song. Then, 2017 was a big year for Nicky Jam: He made his Hollywood debut next to heavy hitter Vin Diesel in "XXX: The Return of Sander Cage", his single, El Amante, was released as well as his album, Fenix, his first studio project in 10 years. 

Awards and Recognition:
2015 Latin Grammy "Best Urban Performance" - El Perdon
2015 Latin American Music Awards (3)
2015 Premios Tu Mundo (2)
2016 iHeart Radio Music Award "Latin Song of The Year" 
2016 Premios Lo Nuestro (3)
2016 Awards Billboard Latin Music (7)
2016 Premios Lo Nuestro (3)
2016 Billboard Awards Top Latin song
2017 Billboard Music Awards Latin (6)
2017 Premios Lo Nuestro Win as "Best Urban song"
2017 Billboard Music Award Top Latin song
2017 / 2018 4 Diamond for his álbum awards Fenix, El Amante, El Perdon y Hasta El Amanecer

www.nickyjampr.net

About Steve Aoki
Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ STEVE AOKI is one of today's most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 1.5 billion music streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop, and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (November 2018), and Neon Future IV (spring 2019); and the hip-hop centric Steve Aoki Presents Kolony (2017). His genre-defying collaborations also include original songs with A-listers like Lil Yachty and Migos (Night Call from Kolony, 2017); One Direction's Louis Tomlinson on the global hit, Just Hold On (2016), which debuted at #1 in more than 40 countries and has since gone gold or platinum in 18 countries; and Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz, and Elvis Crespo on the Spanish-language track, Azukita (2018). In 2016, Aoki released the Netflix Originals documentary film I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, which earned him his second Grammy nomination for Best Music Film and globally released in more than 190 countries. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world's highest paid DJ's and the world's hardest working DJ, Aoki is "one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world" (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year, with past performances at nearly every top festival around the world including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more. As a fashion designer/entrepreneur, Aoki has collaborated with major fashion and lifestyle brands like Converse and Bathing Ape and serves as a global ambassador for several international brands including ASICS and Diesel. In 2016, he also debuted his very own Dim Mak Collection street wear line, which he later presented at New York Fashion Week in 2017. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas and has donated more than $500,000 to date. www.steveaoki.com  

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RYAN HEMSWORTH PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT VIA COMPLEX

WATCH THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT FT. AMBRÉ PERKINS NOW

LAUNCHING OPEN WORLD TOUR WITH GIRAFFAGE
ON OCTOBER 24th

NEW ALBUM ELSEWHERE AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2018 – On the heels of releasing his new album, Ryan Hemsworth is sharing a new video from the project. The Butterfly Effect is directed by Alex Girav and is an intimately-shot visual that reflects the delicate vocals of New Orleans R&B singer, Ambré Perkins. The track is one of the many seamless collaborations on Ryan's recently-released fourth studio album, Elsewherewhich is his first full length project since 2014's Alone For The First Time. 

Featuring a diverse collection of artists from across the planet, this new album doesn't fit into any singular box sonically, as Ryan pushed his own boundaries as an artist, yet it fits perfectly into the Ryan Hemsworth catalogue. Pitchfork called Elsewhere "an album of catchy, globe-trotting pop that showcases his talents as a songwriter, producer and curator." Ryan is also gearing up to go on tour in support of the album, launching on October 24th in Vancouver and playing 19 dates across North America alongside Giraffrage. 

Since the release of Alone For The First Time, Ryan has toured the world multiple times, put out a collaborative EP in 2016 with producer, Lucas, built out his own Secret Songs label and produced music for artists across many genres. Elsewhere draws from Ryan's travels around the world over the past couple of years, as he explores different styles and forms on an album two years in the making.

Watch The Butterfly Effect feat. Ambré Perkins here, and see below for full tour routing.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
10/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10/28 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
10/31 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
11/1 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/2 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
11/8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/9 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/10 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
11/14 - Miami, FL @ The Ground
11/15 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/16 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
11/17 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
11/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
11/30 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
12/1 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
TICKETS

"Sonically rich without sounding excessive" - The FADER

"Magic in the best way possible" - KEXP 

"Hemsworth nails the line between producer and full-fledged composer" - Pitchfork 

"The most important producer to come out of the cloud-rap internet underground" - Stereogum

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www.ryanhemsworth.com

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

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ROYAL TUSK RELEASES AFTERMATH MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

BAND TO SUPPORT POP EVIL IN CANADA THIS FALL

ALL NEW LP TUSK II DUE OUT OCTOBER 26, 2018

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – October 4, 2018 – Royal Tusk
 have released a music video for their current single, Aftermath, today exclusively via Billboard Magazine. Directed by Evan Dennis, this is the first music video the band has released off their upcoming album due out later this month. 

"Aftermath was inspired by the idea that our culture (especially youth culture) is being desensitized to violence through an overload of media and information," says vocalist Daniel Carriere. "While wrestling with ideas of isolation, violence, tragedy, and authoritarianism, Aftermath asks what we may see looking back when this ever-volatile present has become a distant memory."

Royal Tusk will soon hit the road with new label-mates Pop Evil throughout Canada this fall. The tour kicks off on November 17 at Lee's Place in Toronto. Dates will hit both coasts before wrapping up in Saskatoon on December 3.

ROYAL TUSK will release their eOne debut TUSK II on October 26, 2018. All pre-orders are available now here. Fans who pre-order the LP on iTunes will get Aftermath as an iTunes instant grat track. Aftermath is also available on all streaming platforms.

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

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

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

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

TUSK II TRACKLIST:
1. First Time
2. Aftermath
3. Die Knowing
4. Stowaway
5. Freedom
6. Reflection
7. Control
8. Under
9. Northern Town
10. Long Shot

TOUR DATES:
November 13 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse Concert Hall
November 14 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
November 15 – London, ON – Rum Runners
November 17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
November 18 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus*
November 19 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti*
November 20 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey*
November 22 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks*
November 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret*
November 24 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina*
November 25 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar*
November 26 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room*
November 28 – Vancouver, BC – Venue*
November 30 – Kamloops, BC – CJ’s Nightclub*
December 1 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s*
December 2 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway*
December 3 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre*
* = supporting Pop Evil

Royal Tusk is:
Daniel Carriere – Vocals/Guitars // Sandy MacKinnon – Bass
Quinn Cyrankiewicz – Guitar // Calen Stuckel – Drums

Pre-Order Tusk II here.
Stream on Spotify here.


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HIGH ON FIRE RELEASE NEW SINGLE VIA ADULT SWIM

SPEWN FROM THE EARTH AVAILABLE NOW

ALL NEW LP ELECTRIC MESSIAH, OUT THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

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

"The bar for metal album of the year just got set a little higher."- A.V. Club 

"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

"'Electric Messiah' is a thundering blast of a song, faster and rowdier than what I'm used to hearing from a band that was already plenty fast and rowdy." - Stereogum

"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

Toronto, ON – October 3, 2018 – HIGH ON FIRE has released Spewn From The Earth, another new single from their upcoming LP, Electric Messiah, exclusively via ADULT SWIM. This is the second and final song the band will release from the new LP due out this Friday. Spewn From The Earth is the seventh installment of the Adult Swim 2018 Singles Program, which will feature new music from a variety of artists, learn more here.

"Cryogenically frozen giant kings of old, awake and smash through the bowels of Earth to free themselves," says vocalist and guitarist Matt Pike. "In a campaign to usurp their throne from man, and impregnate the populace once again."

High On Fire just kicked off a European co-headlining tour this month alongside ENSLAVED. The band will then head back to The States to participate in this year's Adult Swim Festival this coming weekend at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles before heading back to the UK. 

High On Fire will tour in North America this fall on the Speed of the Wizard tour, presented by Revolver Magazine. The dates will be co-headlined by MUNICIPAL WASTE, with Toxic Holocaust and Haunt in support. The three-week trek will kick off in Dallas, TX at Canton Hill on November 2, hitting both coasts before wrapping up in San Diego, CA on November 25. Tickets are now on sale. 

Spewn From The Earth and Electric Messiah are now available on all streaming services, and as iTunes instant grat tracks. Meaning, if you pre-order the LP on iTunes, you will receive both songs as instant downloads. High On Fire will release Electric Messiah via Entertainment One (eOne) on Friday, October 5, 2018. 

 

“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."

 

Electric Messiah will serve 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,” Matt 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

Pre-order Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

TOUR DATES:
October 8 – Belgium – Ieperfest    
November 8 – Sinzendorf, Germany – Void Fest    
December 8 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert  

w/ Enslaved
October 3 – Kulturfabrik – Esch, Luxembourg
October 4 – Mezz Jupiler Zaal – Breda, Netherlands
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Adult Swim Festival
October 8 – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
October 9 – Tivoli – Dublin, Ireland
October 10 – Limelight 2 – Belfast, UK
October 12 – The Mill – Birmingham, UK
October 13 – Deserfest – Antwerp, BG
October 14 – SWX – Bristol, UK
October 15 – The Dome – London, UK
October 16 – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris, FR

w/ Municipal Waste
November 2 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
November 3 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
November 4 – Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
November 6 – Orpheum Theatre – Tampa, FL
November 7 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
November 9 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
November 11 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
November 12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
November 13 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
November 15 – Metro – Chicago, IL
November 17 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
November 18 – Metro Music Hall – Salta Lake City, UT
November 20 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
November 21 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
November 23 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
November 24 – The UC Theatre – Berkley, CA

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www.highonfire.net

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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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POOR NAMELESS BOY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE CATCH UP AND SLOW DOWN

TRACK TO APPEAR ON 2019 EP

PERFORMING AT UP+DT FESTIVAL IN EDMONTON
ON OCTOBER 6th

Toronto, ON – Friday, September 28, 2018 – Poor Nameless Boy – singer-songwriter, Joel Henderson – leaves a piece of himself on stage every time he performs. His mellow sound is personal; touring honestly on love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. This shines through on his brand new 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. Released today, the track comes from Poor Nameless Boy’s forthcoming EP, which is due out in 2019 on Chronograph Records. Listen here.

“‘How have you been?’ I ask. ‘Good. Busy’ is the answer I receive most often,” reflects Henderson. “In my heart of hearts, I want time to move slower, especially in true moments of connection. Drinking coffee with best friends. Nurturing a long-distance relationship. Slow down the busyness. Find time to truly connect with those most important to you. Sometimes that person might even be someone you see every day. The simplest lyric from Catch Up And Slow Down sums it up best; Give your heart to me. It’s been too long.”

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 latest 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 500k streams on Spotify in the GAS market, and he has had stellar appearances at Reeperbahn, Australian Music Week, The Great Escape, and more.

Stay tuned for more from Poor Nameless Boy in the coming months, as he gears up for his next musical offering!

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www.poornamelessboy.com

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STARSET RELEASE VESSELS 2.0 TODAY

ALBUM INCLUDES REIMAGINED TRACKS FROM ORIGINAL RELEASE

BAND DROPS VIDEO FOR BRINGING IT DOWN

Toronto, ON – September 28, 2018 –
Visionary media collective, STARSET, have released Vessels 2.0 today. The band has shared the suspenseful new video for Bringing It Down. Watch it here.

The deluxe version of last year's sophomore effort, Vessels includes reimagined, acoustic, and remixed versions of songs, along with an unexpected cover, for a total of nine new tracks. See track listing below.

Vessels 2.0 is the expanded edition of the band's Fearless Records debut.

The first song, an epic reworking of, Bringing It Down, was released upon announcement. Listen here. The second track, a dreamy version of Die for You, premiered on Aug 24. Listen here. The cover of Type O Negative’s, Love You to Death, premiered at Loudwire. Listen here.

In addition to the digital release, a 3-LP deluxe vinyl will also be available.

VESSELS 2.0 TRACK LISTING:
1. The Order
2 Satellite
3. Frequency
4. Die For You
5. Ricochet
6. Starlight
7. Into The Unknown
8. Gravity Of You
9. Back To The Earth
10. Last To Fall
11. Bringing It Down
12. Unbecoming
13. Monster
14. Telepathic
15. Everglow
16. Bringing It Down (Version 2.0)
17. Die For You (Acoustic Version)
18. Telepathic (Acoustic Version)
19. Starlight (Acoustic Version)
20. Ricochet (Acoustic Version)
21. Satellite (Acoustic Version)
22. Love You To Death
23. Telepathic (Not Your Dope Remix)
24. Satellite (Trails Remix)

ABOUT STARSET + VESSELS:
Vessels has proven to be a watershed moment for Starset. Upon release in January 2017, it debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, while the first single, Monster, was the second most played song of the year at rock radio. Since then, the album has been streamed 100 million times. Additionally, the band's slate of YouTube videos has amassed over a billion cumulative views.

It's the unique vision and goals of founder, frontman, and aural architect Dustin Bates that have truly allowed Starset, who are part-cinematic rock band and part-conceptual storytelling unit, to flourish and to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Bates is not only an audio alchemist but also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering. He has conducted research for the U.S. Air Force and has also taught at the International Space University in France — he is actively dedicated to promoting science to a wider audience. The band was also the subject of its own Marvel graphic novel The Prox Transmissions.

Thanks to the music and the sci-fi concept, along with the videos, novels, websites, and "can't miss" live shows, Starset are blurring the line between art and science, offering fans a fully immersive experience that is truly unlike any other.

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WATCH HARRISON’S VIDEO FOR YOUR GIRL (FEAT. RALPH)

PREMIERES AT OKAYPLAYER

APRICITY OUT ON OCTOBER 12 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

CHECK OUT PREVIOUS VISUALS
FOR ATMOSPHERE AND
CELICA SUPRA

Toronto, ON – September 27, 2018 – Today, prolific Toronto artist and musical polymath, Harrison, shares visuals for Your Girl (feat. Ralph). The video, directed by Ft. Langley, is a "hallucinatory odyssey about addition and consumerism,” and premieres at OkayPlayer. Watch the video here.

"When Harrison asked us to direct a video for this sugary sweet banger we were a little nervous – upbeat pop songs aren’t our usual territory. It was a blessing, then, when Harrison clarified that he wanted something dark,” Ft. Langley says of the concept. “Playing against tone and delivering the unexpected is our sweet spot. Given how strong the lyrics of the song are we decided to embrace them, twisting Ralph’s point of view from a fun, supportive girlfriend-pulling-you-out-of-a-breakup-stupor to a literal personification of vices used as self medication. The result is an goofy, hallucinatory odyssey about addiction and consumerism. We owe a shout out to the talking can from Wet Hot American Summer – a key source of inspiration – as well as the talented David Hrycun, who put hours of hard work into building our giant props."

“I let the directors do their thing, and they came back with something exceptional. They were nice enough to send me Harrison chips & Ralph cigarettes (props) from the shoot. I couldn’t be happier,” Harrison adds.

Your Girl is a collab with Toronto artist, Ralph, and will appear on Apricity, Harrison’s 11-track blend of funk and future sounds. The Toronto producer’s sophomore album is set for release on October 12 via Last Gang Records. The song follows singles, Celica Supra, and Atmosphere (featuring Daniela Andrade). Pre-order Apricity here

Its title defined as “the warmth of the sun in winter,” Apricity is representative of Harrison’s emergence from a dark place where his ability to synthesize musical ideas was limited by occasional bouts with depression and deficiencies in his level of musicianship.

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.

Harrison's debut, Checkpoint Titanium, was released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records. The JUNO-nominated album was highlighted through features in The FADER, Exclaim!, Noisey, CBC Music and Apple Music’s Beats 1. It features an array of collaborators, including a l l i e (Vertigo), Ryan Hemsworth (Vanilla) and Young Guv (So Far From Home). His videos for album singles, It’s Okay I Promise (featuring Clairmont The Second), and Right Hook (directed by Eva Michon) received nods from the esteemed Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.  Harrison shared the music with international audiences, performing across Canada and throughout Asia, with festival sets at Osheaga, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Toronto’s Field Trip and TIME Festivals, Bastid’s BBQ, and Hamilton’s Supercrawl, amongst others. 

Watch Your Girl (feat. Ralph): bit.ly/2NJyubY
Stream Your Girl (feat. Ralph): smarturl.it/yourgirl
Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8
Stream Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): smarturl.it/atmosphere-da
Stream Celica Supra: smarturl.it/celicasupra
Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH

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www.harrisonisalive.com  
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RYAN PLAYGROUND’S DEBUT ALBUM 16 / 17 OUT TODAY ON SECRET SONGS/ LAST GANG RECORDS

UPCOMING MONTREAL SHOW WITH KLLO
AT THEATRE FAIRMOUNT ON OCTOBER 27

“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

 

Toronto, ON – September 28, 2018 – Montreal producer, singer & songwriter, Genevieve Ryan Martel, who performs under the moniker, RYAN Playground, has released her highly-anticipated debut album titled, 16/17, today on Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. The album includes stunning singles, Pie In The Sky (feat. Robert Robert) and Empty Pool, featuring acclaimed New Zealand artist, Lontalius. Releasing music under Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs label, RYAN Playground currently graces the cover of Cult MTL’s September issue, and has previously been met with positive accolades from Vogue, i-D, FADER, and Stereogum as the new record has continued her upward trajectory. Stream/purchase the album on all DSPs here, and catch RYAN at a hometown show in Montreal at Theatre Fairmount on October 27 (details below).

RYAN was raised by two classical musicians in Montreal. At age five 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.

RYAN recently released a music video in celebration of the mundane for her song titled, Tokyo and performed at the Santa Teresa Festival in Quebec, Canada. Next month, she will open for Kllo in Montreal on October 27 at Theatre Fairmount – see full details and purchase tickets here.

STREAM/PURCHASE 16 / 17 here

Empty Pool: smarturl.it/1617
Tokyo: smarturl.it/rp-tokyo
Almost Died: smarturl.it/almostdied 
Prolongation
:  smarturl.it/prolongation
 

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

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

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THE RECORD COMPANY RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE MAKE IT HAPPEN

NEW ALBUM ALL OF THIS LIFE OUT NOW ON CONCORD RECORDS, 30+ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR MAKE IT HAPPEN HERE

WATCH THE RECORD COMPANY PERFORM MAKE IT HAPPEN

ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY HERE

Toronto, ON – September 24, 2018
The Record Company have released the official video for Make It Happen, the next single from their sophomore album, All Of This Life, out now on Concord Records. The video reveals a behind-the-scenes look at The Record Company on the road and in the studio, underscoring the band’s ethos of hard work and hustle. Watch Make It Happen, here.

Last week, the band performed Make It Happen, on Last Call with Carson Daly, along with another All Of This Life cut, I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now). Watch the abdn play Make It Happen, here. And watch their performance of I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now), here.

While Make It Happen was one of the first songs The Record Company wrote together, it didn’t make the cut for their debut album, Give It Back To You. “We needed to earn the message of the song,” says lead singer and guitarist Chris Vos. Now after two smash albums and multiple #1 radio hits, the band can decidedly say they’ve made something happen - and they’re not stopping any time soon.

All Of This Life debuted in the top 5 on multiple Billboard charts, including Top New Artists ant Top Alternative Artists, and the album’s lead single, Life To Fix, hit the #1 slot on the Billboard AAA charts, the FMQB Top 200, and the Americana radio chart. Rolling Stone said the trio's sophomore effort "isn't so much a return to form as it is taking that form to a big new level,” and NPR Music praised the band’s “winning combination of hustle and heart.”

The Record Company is currently in the midst of an extensive North American tour headlining their largest venues to date, making stops at venues like New York’s Terminal 5, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, and more. Full tour routing below.

BUY/STREAM ALL OF THIS LIFE:
iTunes: http://found.ee/TRC_iTunesAOTL-r
Amazon: http://found.ee/TRC_Amazon-r
Google Play: http://found.ee/TRC_Google-r
D2C: http://found.ee/TRC_webstore-r

THE RECORD COMPANY 2018 TOUR DATES
Sept 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater
Sept 26 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sept 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept 29 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Sept 30 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Oct 11 - Norfolk, VA @ NorVA
Oct 12 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Oct 13 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Oct 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Oct 18 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
Oct 22 - Portland, ME @ Aura
Oct 23 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Oct 24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 26 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Oct 27 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Oct 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Oct 30 - Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
Nov 1 - Austin, TX @ Scott Inn
Nov 2 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 3 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Nov 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
Nov 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 7 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Nov 9 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

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2018 SLAIGHT FAMILY POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE VOTING IS NOW OPEN

TORONTO, ON – Monday, September 24, 2018

If you've ever wanted to live the life of a Polaris juror, now's the time. That's because the voting for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is now open.

The Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations.

This is our version of a hall of fame where we try to determine who would have been nominated or won the Prize in the years before Polaris started in 2006.

Once again there’ll be eight winning albums declared this year, two per era — one voted on by the public and one voted on by the specially assembled Heritage Prize jury.

Go HERE to vote. Voters will be able to submit ballots once per day.

Voting closes October 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET and we’ll be revealing the winning albums on October 23.

This year there are eight new nominated records from Jean-Pierre Ferland, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Stan Rogers, Rush, Daniel Bélanger, Voivod, Sarah Harmer and Kid Koala to replace last year’s winners.

Heritage Prize winners are commemorated with limited-edition artwork commissioned and inspired by the music on these designated albums. Examples of past winners' works, including those honouring the likes of Neil Young, Harmonium, Sloan and Mary Margaret O'Hara can be found at the Polaris Store.

Polaris Store

The 2018 Polaris Heritage Prize is supported by Slaight Music and Re:Sound.

2018 Heritage Prize nominated albums, by era:

1960-75
The Band – Music From Big Pink
Beau Dommage – Beau Dommage
Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier – Lindberg
Jean-Pierre Ferland - Jaune NEW!
Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark
Jackie Mittoo – Wishbone
The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train
Buffy Sainte-Marie – It’s My Way! NEW!
Jackie Shane – Live
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

1976-85
Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire
D.O.A. – Hardcore ’81
Fifth Column – To Sir With Hate
Gowan – Strange Animal
Martha and the Muffins – This is the Ice Age
Jackie Mittoo – Show Case Volume 3
Stan Rogers – Fogarty’s Cove NEW!
Rough Trade – Avoid Freud
Rush – 2112 NEW!
Leroy Sibbles – On Top

1986-95
Daniel Bélanger – Les insomniaques s'amusent NEW!
Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins
k.d. lang – Ingénue
Daniel Lanois – Acadie
Maestro Fresh Wes – Symphony In Effect
Main Source – Breaking Atoms
Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
John Oswald – Plunderphonics
Voivod – Nothingface NEW!

1996-05
Bran Van 3000 – Glee
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Constantines – Shine A Light
The Dears – No Cities Left
Destroyer – Streethawk: A Seduction
Esthero – Breath from Another
Sarah Harmer – You Were Here NEW!
Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome NEW!
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving

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 the OMDC 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

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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LE VOTE POUR LE PRIX DU PATRIMOINE POLARIS
DE LA FAMILLE SLAIGHT 2018 EST MAINTENANT OUVERT

Toronto, ON – Lundi 24 septembre 2018

Si vous avez déjà rêvé de vivre la vie d’un juré du Polaris, voici votre chance puisque le vote pour le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris de la famille Slaight 2018 est maintenant ouvert.

Le Prix du Patrimoine honore les albums canadiens du passé, parus au cours de quatre époques distinctes: de 1960 à 1975, de 1976 à 1985, de 1986 à 1995 et de 1996 à 2005. Tout comme le Prix de musique Polaris, les albums en lice pour le Prix du Patrimoine sont jugés uniquement sur leur mérite artistique, sans égard à leurs ventes ou leurs affiliations.

C’est notre version d’un « temple de la renommée », où nous essayons de déterminer qui aurait remporté le Prix de musique Polaris au cours des années ayant précédé l’arrivée du Polaris en 2006.

Encore une fois cette année, il y aura huit albums gagnants, deux par époque - l’un sera choisi par le public et l’autre sera sélectionné par un jury spécialement réuni pour juger le Prix du Patrimoine.

Allez ICI pour voter. Vous pouvez soumettre un bulletin de vote par jour.

Le vote sera ouvert jusqu’au 18 octobre à 23h59 ET, et nous dévoilerons les albums gagnants le 23 octobre.

Cette année, il y a huit nouveaux titres en nomination. Des albums de Jean-Pierre Ferland, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Stan Rogers, Rush, Daniel Bélanger, Voivod, Sarah Harmer et Kid Koala remplacent ceux qui ont remporté les grands honneurs l’année dernière.

Afin de commémorer les albums gagnants du Prix du Patrimoine, des affiches sérigraphiées sont produites en édition limitée. Celles-ci sont créées par des artistes visuels qui ont été inspirés par ces albums. Visitez la boutique du Polaris pour voir des exemples de nos anciennes affiches, incluant celles honorant des artistes comme Neil Young, Harmonium, Sloan et Mary Margaret O’Hara.

La boutique du Polaris

Le Prix du Patrimoine Polaris 2018 est soutenu par Slaight Music et Re:Sound.

Voici les albums nommés pour le Prix du Patrimoine 2018:

1960-75
The Band – Music From Big Pink
Beau Dommage – Beau Dommage
Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier – Lindberg
Jean-Pierre Ferland - Jaune NOUVEAU!
Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark
Jackie Mittoo – Wishbone
The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train
Buffy Sainte-Marie – It’s My Way! NOUVEAU!
Jackie Shane – Live
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

1976-85
Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire
D.O.A. – Hardcore ’81
Fifth Column – To Sir With Hate
Gowan – Strange Animal
Martha and the Muffins – This is the Ice Age
Jackie Mittoo – Show Case Volume 3
Stan Rogers – Fogarty’s Cove NOUVEAU!
Rough Trade – Avoid Freud
Rush – 2112 NOUVEAU!
Leroy Sibbles – On Top

1986-95
Daniel Bélanger – Les insomniaques s'amusent NOUVEAU!
Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins
k.d. lang – Ingénue
Daniel Lanois – Acadie
Maestro Fresh Wes – Symphony In Effect
Main Source – Breaking Atoms
Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
John Oswald – Plunderphonics
Voivod - Nothingface NOUVEAU!

1996-05
Bran Van 3000 – Glee
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Constantines – Shine A Light
The Dears – No Cities Left
Destroyer – Streethawk: A Seduction
Esthero – Breath from Another
Sarah Harmer – You Were Here NOUVEAU!
Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome NOUVEAU!
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving

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 l’OMDC 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. polarismusicprize.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

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RADIANT BABY SHARES BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO DO IT

PREMIERES VIA THE 405

NEW ALBUM DUE OUT FEBRUARY 8, 2019
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 – September 21, 2018 – Today, Montreal electro-pop artist, Radiant Baby, announces his debut album, Restless, and shares the lead single, Do It, along with a stunning new music video. Both premiered today on The 405, which raves, "Felix Mongeon collaborated on the loving and heartfelt video for Do It with director Laurence Philomène, who Mongeon credits with creating the video's ‘purple queer love romance’ aesthetic. But the music? That earworm track that begs for repeat listens? That is all Mongeon. And the song's poignancy seems to extend from some universal feelings that Mongeon taps into with precision and ease." Restless is set for release on February 8, 2019 on Lisbon Lux Records. Listen to Do It on all streaming platforms now, and watch the video 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’s 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.

Signing to Lisbon Lux Records in 2016, 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 Restless – his first full-length. For the upcoming LP, he merges crisp electronic sounds with raw IRL instrumentation, conveying a more mature and dynamic aesthetic. To bring this new direction to life on stage, 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, Róisín Murphy, and Yelle. He has also played at POP Montreal, M for Montreal, Canadian Music Week, Fashion & Design Festival and Piknic Électronik.

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ICE NINE KILLS AND HEAVY CONSEQUENCE PREMIERE CHILLING VIDEO FOR A GRAVE MISTAKE

NEW ALBUM THE SILVER SCREAM OUT VIA FEARLESS RECORDS ON OCTOBER 5

BAND TO EMBARK ON BUSY SLATE OF 
 PROMO EVENTS FOR THE ALBUM

Toronto, ON – September 21, 2018 –Ice Nine Kills
and Heavy Consequence have teamed up to premiere the chilling new video for A Grave Mistake. Watch it here.

For the third installment of The Silver Scream, we continue to follow the story of my therapist as his suspicions about my homicidal activity grow stronger,” singer Spencer Charnas told Heavy Consequence. “In this clip entitled, A Grave Mistake, we learn more about the dark double life that I lead and in the process pay homage to the 1994 horror/action classic, The Crow.”

The song lives on the band's latest album The Silver Scream, out Friday, October 5 via Fearless Records. All of the album's 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics. The physical pre-order is available here.

The band has shared details on the upcoming release week events and shows. From a listening party at Michael Myers' house to the St. Vitus album release performance to a private party at the Scream house, there are plenty of blood-chilling chances to see the band as we creep our way towards the Halloween season. The album's accompanying short film is also set to be screened.

Curious about that slashter-piece? Here's the deal. When the lead singer of Ice Nine Kills enlists a therapist to deal with disturbing dreams, bodies begin to pile up as reality mimics his slasher-movie-like nightmares. They say it's hard getting into the movies — try getting out.

Below is the schedule of appearances, which are bound to delight those with hardcore horror movie fetishes. Additionally, the band will hit the road with Atreyu and Memphis May Fire this fall. Those dates are also below.

Ice Nine Kills 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 instalment of an over-arching film that will be a counterpart to the The Silver Scream. Watch it here.

ICE NINE KILLS RELEASE TOUR:
October 1 — Album Listening Party at Michael Myers' House — Pasadena, CA
October 5 — Album Release Performance/Black Craft Wrestling Event — Anaheim, CA
October 7 — One Centre Square Performance — Easton, PA
October 9 — Rec Room Performance — Buffalo, NY
October 10 — St. Vitus Album Release Party + Performance — Brooklyn, NY
October 11 — Rock & Shock at The Palladium — Worcester, MA
October 12 — Salem Horror Fest Q&A + Screening — Salem, MA
October 27 — House From Scream Private Party — Santa Rosa, CA 

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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BIRDS OF BELLWOODS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT LP VICTORIA

ALBUM OUT ON OCTOBER 19th VIA EONE
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

WATCH THE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR MELATONIN

FALL AND WINTER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Toronto, ON – September 21, 2018 –  Toronto-based alt-rock outfit, Birds of Bellwoods, are thrilled to announce the release details of their highly-anticipated debut LP, Victoria. Out on October 19th via eOne, Victoria invites listeners to join the band’s high-energy musical parade built on honest, emotive songwriting, and laced with sweet, sticky hooks. Listeners can pre-order/pre-save the album digitally here. CD and Vinyl copies of the album will be available for purchase as well.

In a lot of ways, when we finished Victoria we saw for the first time the combined weight of our lives so far,” the band reflects. Years of love, fear, hope, and doubt, made into a celebration. I'm moving on. I love you. I'm getting older and I'm scared. Some of these songs started more than five years ago. Some were created much faster, late in the recording process. Victoria is a time capsule, as all albums are. A span of youth. And we are excited to share it with you.

The band’s previously released lead single, Let You Go, and album track Melatonin, are a brilliant introduction to their boisterous blend of anthemic alternative-folk-pop music. Let You Go spent nine weeks in the Top 40 at Alternative Radio in Canada, hit #7 on SiriusXM’s The Verge chart, and was featured as CBC’s Song Of The Week. Birds Of Bellwoods have already amassed over 1 million combined streams in 2018, and have been featured on numerous Spotify and Apple Music Playlists, including Viral Hits Canada, Indie All Stars, Best Of The Week, and Breaking Rock.

Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape, with much of the attention to come their way stemming from their highly energetic and engaging live performances. The band has crossed Canada and dipped into the U.S. for numerous dates, including a slew of high-profile Canadian music festivals, from CMW and NXNE to country juggernaut Boots & Hearts to the tastemaking haven of Osheaga. That’s in addition to packed shows supporting the likes of Arkells, Wintersleep, Virginia to Vegas and Scott Helman to name a few. The band will be hitting the road in the fall/winter of 2018, with dates to be announced soon.

VICTORIA TRACKLISTING:

  1. Melatonin
  2. A Year Ago
  3. Don't Look Back
  4. Hey Hey
  5. Catching Up
  6. Something Good
  7. My Heart Is Yours
  8. Kiss Me
  9. Let You Go
  10. Leaving Song

DOWNLOAD – hi-res band photo | DOWNLOADalbum cover artwork

www.birdsofbellwoods.com

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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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LOU PHELPS RELEASES 002 / LOVE ME TODAY VIA LAST GANG

CANADIAN TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 26 IN VANCOUVER

LISTEN TO SQUEEZE FEATURING JAHKOY

WATCH VIDEO FOR MISS PHATTY

Praise for Lou Phelps:

"Montreal MC Lou Phelps's ‘What Time Is It?!’ is an irresistible jam — the kind of song that demands a two-step." - The FADER 

"The Canadian rapper is representing where he's from hard on the new project, which was exclusively produced by his Polaris prize-winning older brother Kaytranada." - XXL 

"A handful of singles then followed under his Lou Phelps moniker before last year's standout debut, 001: Experiments, which fused the electronic experimentation of the artist glimpsed on Cause I Wanna with deeper influence from Madvillain, Slum Village, Jay Z, and Erik B & Rakim." XLR8R

Toronto, ON — September 21, 2018 — Montreal rapper, Lou Phelps, shares his sophomore album, 002 / LOVE ME, today via Last Gang Records. 002 / LOVE ME sees Lou’s older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning KAYTRANADA, as executive producer, with guest spots from BADBADNOTGOOD, JAHKOY, Planet Giza, Pony and drum master, Karriem Riggins. Stream and purchase the album here. Lou will deliver the new music live on stages across Canada through a fall tour, with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. See below for a complete list of dates.

Anticipation for the record grew as Lou dropped one hot track after the other, his latest being Squeeze. Heavy hi-hats, silky synth work and effortless weaving between hip-hop bars and R&B grooves, the track features a smooth vocal performance by fellow Canadian R&B singer, JAHKOY, with production by ROMderful of tastemaker label, Soulection.

“This track was about a girl I was seeing at the time. The relationship turned out to be horrible but it’s all good,” Lou says of the track concept. “Jahkoy has an amazing voice and a lot of flavour. I’m honestly glad he killed the joint like he did.”

Previously, Lou shared visuals for Miss Phatty, directed by longtime collaborator, Christian Boakye-Agyeman. The song features production by BADBADNOTGOOD.

“Miss Phatty encourages the kids to go to the stripclub and to fall in love with them,” Lou says of the sentiment behind the song. “002 / LOVE ME is me telling relatable love stories that I have lived/Imagined/fantasized about, it contains the good and bad and the ugly of a relationship.”

Come Inside is the album’s bold first single that has been on heavy rotation since its drop in February, featuring Toronto rapper, Jazz Cartier, and frenetic cut, Want To (For The Youth).

About Lou Phelps:
A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics, releasing their debut project, Massively Massive. Using the moniker, Louie P, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable electro rap, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wannaan 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experimentshis debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. Look out for more music from Lou in 2018, as the young rapper continues to evolve as a vital artist.

LISTEN – Squeeze (featuring JAHKOY): smarturl.it/002loveme
WATCH – Miss Phatty: bit.ly/2pdsRE4
LISTEN - Miss Phatty: smarturl.it/002loveme
LISTEN - Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: smarturl.it/lou-comeinside
WATCH – Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: bit.ly/2Gjd25O

002 / LOVE ME TRACKLIST:
1. Fun And Games
2. Come Inside (feat. Jazz Cartier) [Kaytranada Edit]
3. Squeeze (feat. JAHKOY)
4. 2 Seater (feat. Planet Giza)
5. Miss Phatty
6. Tasty (feat. Pony)
7. August Rain (The Reflexion Interlude)
8. Higher
9. GO! 
10. Want To (For The Youth)

TOUR DATES:
September 26 - Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
September 27 - Edmonton. AB @ 99ten
September 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
October 4 - London, ON @ Rum Runners
October 5 - Ottawa, ON @ The Bourbon Room
October 6 - Quebec, QC @ L’Anti
November 9 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
November 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground

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Lou Phelps on Spotify: spoti.fi/2pMUTXI
Lou Phelps on Apple Music: apple.co/2MOV8dC

www.louphelps.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/louphelpsclub

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ST. LUCIA’S NEW ALBUM HYPERION IS OUT NOW

BAND KICKS OFF U.S. HEADLINE TOUR TONIGHT AT NYC’S PIER 17

CANADIAN STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO

Toronto, ON – September 21, 2018 –
Today, Brooklyn indie-pop group, St. Lucia, has released their third album, Hyperion, via Columbia Records. The 11-track LP features previously released tracks, A Brighter Love, Paradise Is Waiting, and lead single, Walking Away. See full tracklisting below. Produced by Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode) and mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Oasis), Hyperion is available HERE.

I just feel like so much of the music that’s ‘big’ these days is made in a very cynical way,” says frontman Jean-Philip Grobler, “I wanted to try and make something that aims high in every possible aspect of the music: it’s personal, it’s big, it’s ambitious, it’s very much ‘me’ and ‘us’, but it’s also made to connect with people.”

St. Lucia kicks off their headline tour across North America this weekend with two sold-out shows at New York City’s brand new 3200-capacity Pier 17. The extensive run also includes stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, and more. Now, The Night Game, Arkells, Airpark, and Honors will open select shows on the tour. Tickets are on sale now, see full routing below.

Hyperion is the follow-up to St. Lucia’s 2016 album Matter, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, and many more.

HYPERION TRACKLIST:
1.     Bigger
2.     A Brighter Love
3.     Paradise Is Waiting
4.     Walking Away
5.     Tokyo
6.     Gun
7.     China Shop
8.     Last Dance
9.     Full Moon Rising
10. Next To You
11. You Should Know Better

ST. LUCIA ON TOUR:
September 21 – New York, NY – Pier 17 (SOLD-OUT)
September 22 – New York, NY – Pier 17 (SOLD-OUT)
October 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
October 3 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall *
October 4 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre *
October 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis*
October 8Vancouver, BCVogue Theatre ^
October 9 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^
October 10 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox ^
October 12 – Sonoma, CA – Old Redwood Barn ^
October 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades ^
October 14 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall ^ (SOLD-OUT)
October 15 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall ^ (JUST ADDED)
October 17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park ^
October 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo ^
October 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues ^
October 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #
October 23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater #
October 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Jones Assembly #
October 26 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall #
October 27 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn #
October 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall #
October 30 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan #
October 31 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage #
November 2 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground #
November 3 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre -
November 5 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club #
November 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) #
November 9 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall +
November 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes #
November 11 – New Haven, CT – Toad's Place #
November 12 – Boston, MA – Royale #

* with Now, Now
^ with The Night Game
# with Arkells
+ with Honors
- with Airpark

www.stlucianewyork.com

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SUN K TO RELEASE THEIR SOPHOMORE RECORD BLEEDING HEARTS ON OCTOBER 19TH

SIGNS WITH NEVADO RECORDS

ANNOUNCE FIRST LEG OF FALL TOUR DATES

STREAM SINGLES BACK TO MASSACHUSETTS AND BLEEDING HEARTS

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2018 – 
Rock ‘n’ roll, if it serves one direct purpose, is to articulate life lived to the fullest, this is what Toronto based, Sun K, aim to do on their thunderous sophomore record, Bleeding Hearts. Set for release on October 19th via Nevado Records, the record celebrates the oft-felt mythic dramas that occur while you’re young and foolish. Pre-order the album here, and catch the band’s energetic live show as they tour through the fall (details below, with more dates to be announced soon).  Tickets to the hometown Toronto show are on sale now, here. Premium tickets can be purchased and will include a CD or Vinyl copy of the new album.

Lead singer and guitarist, Kristian Montano says he would look back on the songs found on Bleeding Hearts and believe them to be epic stories, but inevitably they were simple things he and the group had endured together. “It's often said that art imitates life and this is especially true with our new record Bleeding Hearts. We set out to capture every human emotion we as individuals felt and wore on our sleeves with complete transparency. Sometimes it feels like your whole world is slipping through your fingers. Bleeding Hearts is an encapsulation of the internal chaos and struggle we all experience as we figure out who we are, and a celebration in knowing that it's all part of life's journey.”

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. 

Stay tuned for additional tour dates from Sun K to be announced, and their sophomore album coming soon!

BLEEDING HEARTS TRACKLIST:
1.     Brittle Bones
2.     Bleeding Hearts
3.     Back To Massachusetts
4.     The War
5.     High In The City
6.     Baby Wants It All (Shooting Star)
7.     Alison
8.     Future’s Here
9.     I’ll Need You
10. Whisky + Wine
11. Lovers and Crows
12. Forever

TOUR DATES:
November 2 – Calgary, AB – Palomino
November 3 – Vancouver, BC – LanaLou's
November 5 – Edmonton, AB – Aviary
November 8 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry
November 10 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern (with Guidestones, Huttch and GoodKid)

Pre-order Bleeding Hearts here.
Sun K on Spotify here.
Stream Back to Massachusetts, here.
Stream Bleeding Hearts, here.


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www.sunkofficial.com

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GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV PREMIERES DARK, DARK, DARK AT BILLBOARD

NEW ALBUM EVENING MACHINES OUT OCTOBER 5 ON DUALTONE RECORDS

EXTENSIVE FALL TOUR CONFIRMED INCLUDING SOLD OUT SHOW AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

DATES IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2018 – Gregory Alan Isakov
’s new song, Dark Dark Dark, recently premiered at Billboard, listen/share here. Of the album, Billboard proclaims, “The 12-song set wound up sounding more characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.” Dark, Dark, Dark is the third track unveiled from Isakov’s anticipated new album, Evening Machines. The release – his first in partnership with Dualtone Records – is due October 5 and is now available for pre-order.

The album’s previous single, Caves, was recently featured at Paste, who called it, “Enchanting...Essential to the song’s boundary-less feeling is the enchanting vocal layering—the layers reach out in every direction to create the sense that they extend forever, but you are still somehow at the center of it all.” The first single, Chemicals, which surpassed 3.8 million streams this week, has garnered critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, who praise, “[the song] unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.” PopMatters furthers, “Chemicals is a penetrating narrative that explores the complexity of the human condition. It’s almost overwhelming to ponder what the rest of the album will reveal.” Earlier this month, Isakov was the subject of an Inc. story on balancing both his career as a musician and working his own farm – see the full interview here.

Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the 13-track album was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).  

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

In celebration of the album, Isakov will embark on an extensive worldwide tour this fall, including a sold out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 30 with special guest, Patty Griffin, as well as dates at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, Brooklyn’s Warsaw, Amsterdam’s Paradiso and London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. Canadian stops include Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, Liars, praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim including critical notice at NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR Music, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, etc. Of the music, Denver Westword proclaimed, “Bob Dylan once sang, ‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,’ and you don't need to be a singer-songwriter to realize that Isakov has created something truly stunning here.”

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has self-released three full-length studio albums on his independent label, Suitcase Town Music, with over 370,000 in sales and has toured extensively building a devoted worldwide audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.

EVENING MACHINES TRACK LIST:
1. Berth
2. San Luis
3. Southern Star
4. Powder
5. Bullet Holes
6. Was I Just Another One
7. Caves
8. Chemicals
9. Dark, Dark, Dark
10. Too Far Away
11. Where You Gonna Go
12. Wings in All Black

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV TOUR DATES:
September 21—Jackson, WY—Pink Garter Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
September 22—Bozeman, MT—Emerson Center for Arts & Culture* (SOLD OUT)
September 23—Missoula, MT—The Wilma*
September 24—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory†
September 25—Spokane, WA—Big Crosby Theater† 
September 26—Billings, MT—Pub Station Ballroom*
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)
October 1—Boulder, CO—The Fox Theatre††† (SOLD OUT)
October 4—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater*
October 5—San Francisco, CA—Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 6—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†† (SOLD OUT)
October 8—Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (w/ Oregon Symphony) (SOLD OUT)
October 9—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre**
October 10—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom**
October 12—Chico, CA—Senator Theater**
October 13—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater**
October 14—San Diego, CA—Music Box** SOLD OUT
October 15—Santa Barbara, CA—Lobero Theatre***
October 16—Los Angeles, CA—Theatre at Ace Hotel**
October 18—Austin, TX—Emo’s††
October 19—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater ††
October 20—Kansas City, MO—The Truman KC††
November 2—Omaha, NE—Sokol Auditorium‡‡
November 3—Iowa City, IA—Englert Theatre§
November 4—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s‡‡
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡‡
November 7—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre‡‡
November 8—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall‡‡
November 9—Montreal, QC—Corona Theatre‡‡

November 10—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall§§
November 11—Washington, DC—9:30 Club§§ SOLD OUT
November 12—New York, NY—Irving Plaza§§
November 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer§§
November 15—Brooklyn, NY—Warsaw§§
November 16—Boston, MA—Royale§§
November 17—Boston, MA—Royale#
November 20—Brussels, Belgium—Orangerie Botanique##
November 21—Hamburg, Germany—Uebel & Gefaehrlich##
November 23—Oslo, Norway—John Dee##
November 24—Stockholm, Sweden—Nalen##
November 25—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA##
November 27—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso##
November 28—Groningen, Netherlands—De Oosterport##
November 29—Berlin, Germany—Passionkirche Kreuzberg##
November 30—Cologne, Germany—Gloria##
December 1—Zurich, Switzerland—Mascotte##
December 2—Paris, France—La Maroquinerie##
December 4—London, UK—O2 Shepherds Bush Empire##
December 5—Bristol, UK—SWX##
December 7—Dublin, Ireland—Academy##
December 8—Glasgow, Scotland—Saint Luke’s##
December 9—Manchester, UK—Academy 3##

*with Joshua James
†with Shook Twins (duo)
‡with special guest Patty Griffin
§with Pieta Brown
**with The Wild Reeds
††with Oh Pep! 
‡‡with Haley Heynderickx
§§with Leif Vollebekk
#with Reed Foehl
##with Joe Purdy
***with Glen Phillips
†††with Covenhoven

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www.gregoryalanisakov.com

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HARRISON SET TO RELEASE APRICITY ON OCTOBER 12 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

SHARES NEW TRACK YOUR GIRL FEATURING RALPH

WATCH VISUALS FOR ATMOSPHERE AND CELICA SUPRA

Toronto, ON – September 17, 2018 – This fall, Harrison returns with a clearly articulated, 11-track blend of funk and future sounds entitled Apricity. The Toronto producer’s sophomore album is set for release on October 12 via Last Gang Records. Following singles, Celica Supra, and Atmosphere (featuring Daniela Andrade), Harrison shares Your Girl, where he is joined by fellow Toronto artist, Ralph. Listen to the track and pre-order Apricity here

Defined as “the warmth of the sun in winter,” the title is representative of Harrison’s emergence from a dark place where his ability to synthesize musical ideas was limited by occasional bouts with depression and deficiencies in his level of musicianship.

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.

Harrison's debut, Checkpoint Titanium, was released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records. The JUNO-nominated album was highlighted through features in The FADER, Exclaim!, Noisey, CBC Music and Apple Music’s Beats 1. It features an array of collaborators, including a l l i e (Vertigo), Ryan Hemsworth (Vanilla) and Young Guv (So Far From Home). His videos for album singles, It’s Okay I Promise (featuring Clairmont The Second), and Right Hook (directed by Eva Michon) received nods from the esteemed Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.  Harrison shared the music with international audiences, performing across Canada and throughout Asia, with festival sets at Osheaga, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Toronto’s Field Trip and TIME Festivals, Bastid’s BBQ, and Hamilton’s Supercrawl, amongst others. 

APRICITY TRACKLIST:
1. Celica Supra
2. Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade)
3. Wavestation
4. Midnight Snack (feat. iaamSaam and Matty Tavares)
5. In the Dark (Interlude)
6. Next Blue
7. Your Girl (feat. Ralph)
8. Mustang (feat. Talvi)
9. Believe in Love (feat. Aaron Tiem)
10. Better (feat. Daniela Andrade)
11. Pocket Dial

Stream Your Girl (feat. Ralph): smarturl.it/yourgirl
Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8
Stream Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): smarturl.it/atmosphere-da
Stream Celica Supra: smarturl.it/celicasupra
Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH

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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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JEREMY DUTCHER’S WOLASTOQIYIK LINTUWAKONAWA HAS WON THE 2018 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

TORONTO, ON – Monday, September 17, 2018

Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

“Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut. All my people, this is for you.” – Jeremy Dutcher

The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of almost 200 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.

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

Held at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto, the evening featured performances by eight of the 10 Polaris nominees. These included Jean-Michel Blais, Jeremy Dutcher, Hubert Lenoir, Pierre Kwenders, Partner, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, U.S. Girls and Weaves.

Daniel Caesar was also in attendance. Alvvays were unable to attend the Polaris Gala due to touring commitments, but were represented by Deep VVaters, a band from Toronto’s Girl’s Rock Camp.

Throughout the evening there were a number of testimonials on behalf of the various nominees, including some from past Polaris winners. Arcade Fire’s Win Butler spoke on behalf of Kwenders, Karkwa’s Louis-Jean Cormier supported Lenoir and Tanya Tagaq advocated for Weaves. Babyface, George Stroumboulopoulos, Safia Nolin and Gang Gang Dance’s Lizzi Bougatsos were some of the evening’s other testifiers.

The emcee for the evening was host of Mornings on CBC Music, and Polaris juror, Raina Douris.

The 2018 Polaris Short List was:
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main
Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Pierre Kwenders - MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Partner - In Search Of Lost Time
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - The Average Savage
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Weaves - Wide Open

The Grand Jury who decided the winner included Matt Carter (Grid City Magazine), J.D. Considine (freelance journalist), Jill Krajewski (Noisey / Vice), Erin Lowers (Exclaim!), Dustin Riel McGladrey (Aboriginal Multimedia Society of Alberta, CFWE FM), Marie Mello (freelance journalist), Marc-André Mongrain (Sors-tu.ca / Radio-Canada), Anubha Momin (freelance journalist), Josh O’Kane (The Globe and Mail), Rosina Riccardo (CJAM FM) and Kate Wilson (The Georgia Straight).

"As always, the jury faced a tough task choosing between 10 excellent Canadian albums," commented Katherine Duncan, who oversaw the Grand Jury. "They responded with total commitment, careful listening — to the music, and to each other — and passionate, respectful debate. It's an honour to congratulate our 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner!"

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

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

We acknowledge the OMDC 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 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):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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WOLASTOQIYIK LINTUWAKONAWA DE JEREMY DUTCHER A REMPORTÉ LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS 2018

Toronto, ON – Lundi 17 septembre 2018

Jeremy Dutcher a remporté le Prix de musique Polaris 2018 pour son album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

« Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut. À tout mon peuple, ceci est pour vous. » – Jeremy Dutcher

Le Prix, qui était présenté par CBC Music, est remis au meilleur album canadien de l’année. Celui-ci est jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical, les ventes d’albums ou l’affiliation professionnelle. L’album gagnant a été déterminé par le grand jury composé de 11 professionnels issus de médias couvrant la musique. Ces personnes font partie du jury du Polaris composé de près de 200 journalistes, rédacteurs, diffuseurs, animateurs et personnalités provenant des quatre coins du pays.

La victoire de Dutcher venait avec un prix monétaire de 50 000$. Chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste a reçu 3000$, courtoisie de Slaight Music.

Huit des 10 artistes nommés pour le Polaris ont livré une prestation sur la scène du Carlu, salle historique située dans le centre-ville de Toronto où se tenait le gala: Jean-Michel Blais, Jeremy Dutcher, Hubert Lenoir, Pierre Kwenders, Partner, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, U.S. Girls et Weaves. Daniel Caesar a assisté au gala. En raison de son horaire de tournée, Alvvays n’a pu être présent au gala. Mais le groupe y était tout de même représenté par Deep Vvaters, une formation du Girl’s Rock Camp de Toronto. Tout au long de la soirée, nous avons eu droit à de nombreux témoignages d’estime célébrant les artistes nommés, dont quelques-uns faits par des anciens récipiendaires du Polaris. Win Butler d’Arcade Fire a parlé au nom de Pierre Kwenders, Louis-Jean Cormier de Karkwa a appuyé Lenoir, et Tanya Tagaq a soutenu Weaves. Babyface, George Stroumboulopoulos, Safia Nolin etLizzi Bougatsos de Gang Gang Dance ont également témoigné durant le gala. La soirée était animée par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission Mornings sur CBC Music et membre du jury Polaris.

La courte liste du Polaris 2018 était composée des albums suivants:
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Jean-Michel  Blais - Dans ma main
Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Pierre Kwenders - MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Partner - In Search Of Lost Time
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - The Average Savage
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Weaves - Wide Open

Les membres du grand jury qui ont déterminé le gagnant sont: Matt Carter (Grid City Magazine), J.D. Considine (pigiste), Jill Krajewski (Noisey / Vice), Erin Lowers (Exclaim!), Dustin Riel McGladrey (Aboriginal Multimedia Society of Alberta, CFWE FM), Marie Mello (pigiste), Marc-André Mongrain (Sors-tu.ca / Radio-Canada), Anubha Momin (pigiste), Josh O’Kane (The Globe and Mail), Rosina Riccardo (CJAM FM) et Kate Wilson (The Georgia Straight).

« Comme toujours, le jury avait la tâche difficile de choisir parmi 10 excellents albums canadiens », a mentionné Katherine Duncan, qui supervisait le grand jury. « Ils se sont complètement investis dans le processus en écoutant attentivement la musique, en prêtant attention aux opinions des autres, et en débattant avec passion et respect. C’est un honneur de féliciter le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2018! »

Les lauréats précédents du prix sont: 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).

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 l’OMDC 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. 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):
http://polarismusicprize.ca/media
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THE REVIVALISTS ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM TAKE GOOD CARE OUT NOVEMBER 9TH

FEATURING HIT SINGLE ALL MY FRIENDS

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

STREAM NEW SONG YOU AND I


Despite their wildly enhanced stature, the collective has not allowed the success to corrupt the creative ecosystem that has fostered their compelling blend of musical ingenuity and heart. [‘All My Friends’ is a] rollicking floor-stomper that digs into the raw core of the band’s rock and folk roots that flawlessly frays the ethereal sheen…” – Billboard

The Revivalists are enjoying their 'overnight success' ten years in…” - Forbes

the dynamic rockers are among the hardest-working bands…” – USA Today

“…the band keeps older forms of music like blues and R&B alive, but its spirited performance also recalls a gospel revival.” – NPR World Café

…elements of just about every classic school of American music…it feels as new and engaging as it does familiar and comfortable…” – Uproxx

… a raucous American band making big-hearted music with an ear for instant-classic hooks…a thick, soulful musical gumbo…”Flaunt

Toronto, ON – September 14, 2018 – The Revivalists
have announced their brand new, long-awaited studio album entitled Take Good Care out November 9th via Loma Vista Recordings. The band surprised fans live with the album news late last night during an epic sold-out Red Rocks show. The 14-track LP is available for pre-order now, along with instant downloads of hit single All My Friends and You and I, a song that until now has been an unreleased fan favourite of the band’s live shows. Today The Revivalists drop the official studio version of the song. Stream on all DSPs here and pre-order or pre-save the album. Check out a video clip for You and I here

Lead single All My Friends immediately shot to the top of the charts upon release, reaching #2 at Triple A and closing in on Top 10 at Alternative in just weeks with inclusion in numerous playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music’s The A-List: Alternative. Watch the lyric video here.

Marked by songwriting that is both intensely personal and also an escape, Take Good Care is brimming with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis. Sometimes raising more questions than answers, it is a reflection of the up-and-down journey of life that we’re all on together. For the first time, The Revivalists recorded and co-wrote with multiple producers and writers, enlisting the talents of 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.

Album opener, Otherside of Paradise, came to life in just one vocal take bolstered by fingerpicked clean guitars and cathedral-size harmonies. The guttural grooves of Oh No, spiral towards a fret-burning solo as wild and gritty as David Shaw’s delivery. Hate To Love You is tender and gorgeous and Change climaxes on a raw howl. You Said It Allilluminates the dynamics at the heart of the record.

The Revivalists have been on an unbelievable ride where ten years of tireless hard work was unexpectedly revved up by the wrongly dubbed “overnight success” of the #1 single, Wish I Knew You, which was recently certified platinum by the RIAA. Now, the band returns with a newfound depth and ambition that has brought their songcraft to a whole new level.

The Revivalists are currently on the road for a mix of headline dates and Fall festivals ahead of the album’s release. For all ticket details, please visit www.therevivalists.com.

THE REVIVALISTS 2018 TOUR DATES:
September 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown 2018 at Piedmont Park
September 22 – East Aurora, NY @ Borderland Music Festival
September 27 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre
September 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Garfield Park
September 29 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Power & Light
October 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
October 3 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
October 5 – Black Mountain, NC @ Marcus Kind Band Family Reunion @ Pigsah
October 6 – Bloomingburg, NY @ Catskills Wine & Food Festival
October 20 – Dallas, TX @ Toyota Stadium National Soccer Hall of Fame
October 26 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
October 28 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee Hulaween

www.therevivalists.com

 

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SORAN RELEASES NEW SELF-TITLED EP TODAY

LISTEN HERE

Toronto, ON – September 14, 2018 –
Soran has proven he can take on any song, no matter how well known, and make it completely his own. Now, with the release of his debut self-titled EP, the 20-year-old artist reveals his impeccable songwriting, arranging and directing talents. Produced with Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski, Coco Méliès), the EP gathers refreshing pop songs with dance, electro and reggae accents. Soran, who plays almost every instrument, expresses himself freely, demonstrating inexhaustible creativity. Listen to the album here.

Hope, betrayal, doubt and disappointment colour often-complicated love stories where nothing is for keeps. Whether he’s entertaining a fascination with the enigmatic Julia, one of the first songs he wrote, or being captivated by the elusive Emma, Soran retains his distinctive signature: a vibrant tone, singular phrasing and a rare talent for concocting catchy melodies. Time to Time, a reggae-inspired pop jewel, is a perfect example.

The singer-songwriter-composer-producer explores new musical territories on Lalalaand Not in Love; dancy pieces tinted with touches of electro. Sometimes pared-down, sometimes more complex, the arrangements shine by their inventiveness, multiplying voice layers here, sound discoveries there, as demonstrated in Wrong, which banks on solid and well-supported rhythm.

Revealed to the public in 2016 thanks to his passage in the La Voix TV show contest, Soran has amassed a strong following on social networks and online music platforms, with two million plays on Spotify and Apple Music following the release of his first singles. Now, with the new EP, Soran is sure to attract his fair share of new fans.

DOWNLOADalbum artwork | DOWNLOADhi-res photo

www.soranmusic.com

 

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THE WEATHER STATION AND JENNIFER CASTLE TEAM UP FOR POLARIS COLLABORATION SESSION SPONSORED BY STINGRAY MUSIC

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle have recorded a pair of songs together for the third edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions, sponsored by Stingray Music.

The acts came together for a single day at Sugar Shack studio in London, Ontario this past August to record two songs — The Weather Station’s “I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle)” and Jennifer Castle’s “Midas Touch (feat. The Weather Station).”

The songs will be featured exclusively on Stingray Music for four weeks during the months of September and October. A video shot by Colin Medley featuring in-the-studio performance footage of The Weather Station’s “I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle)” as well as an interview featuring Castle and The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman by Stingray Music host and Polaris juror Zachary Monson can now be seen on the Stingray Music YouTube channel.

In studio performance

Interview

“I’ve looked up to Jennifer for a long time and she’s been a songwriting and singing hero of mine for probably forever,” said The Weather Station’s Lindeman. “I just thought it would be cool to see inside of her process and her world and learn something and it’s actually been really cool because we’re more similar than I thought and I see her doing things and it all makes sense to me and I understand her music better and it’s exciting.”

“I came to the project via Tam and it seemed like just a really rare opportunity to go into the studio and have that resource provided for us,” said Castle. “So I think we both kind of jumped on it on that level. I just feel grateful for a day in the studio today and an opportunity to do something we wouldn’t be able to ‘afford’ to try.”

“Contributing to the career advancement of up-and-coming artists and their breakthrough into new markets is one of Stingray Music’s core values,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications at Stingray. “The inspiring talent of Canadian artists make them true ambassadors of our creativity. Stingray Music wishes to tangibly participate in their success. It is therefore with enthusiasm that we renew every year our commitment to the Polaris Music Prize by presenting the Collaboration Sessions.”

Jennifer Castle and The Weather Station are both two-time Polaris nominees. Castle’s Pink City made the Polaris Short List in 2015 while her Angels Of Death made the Long List this year. The Weather Station’s Loyalty album made the Long List in 2015 and the self-titled album made the Long List this year as well.

Past Polaris Collaboration Sessions include Shad and Holy Fuck coming together as Holy Shad to create The Legend Of Cy Borg EP and Buffy Sainte-Marie teaming up with Tanya Tagaq for “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind).”

A vinyl 7” of both songs will be given away for free during Record Store Day in Canada, April 13, 2019.

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 Stingray Music
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is the world-leading provider of multiplatform music and video services as well as digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. Its services include audio television channels, premium television channels, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries and its mobile apps have been downloaded over 100 million times. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently more than 400 employees worldwide. For more information  www.stingray.com.

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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THE WEATHER STATION ET JENNIFER CASTLE
FONT ÉQUIPE POUR UNE SESSION DE COLLABORATION DU POLARIS AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE STINGRAY MUSIC

Toronto, ON – Mardi 11 septembre 2018

The Weather Station et Jennifer Castle ont enregistré une paire de chansons ensemble pour la troisième édition des Sessions de collaboration du Polaris, commanditées par Stingray Music.

Les artistes ont passé une journée ensemble au studio Sugar Shack à London, Ontario, au mois d’août pour enregistrer deux chansons: « I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle) » de The Weather Station et « Midas Touch (feat. The Weather Station) » de Jennifer Castle.

Les chansons seront diffusées exclusivement sur Stingray Music pour une période de quatre semaines étalées sur les mois de septembre et octobre. Un vidéo réalisé par Colin Medley lors de l’enregistrement en studio de la chanson « I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle) » de The Weather Station ainsi qu’une entrevue avec Castle et Tamara Lindeman de The Weather Station menée par Zachary Monson, animateur de Stingray Music et membre du jury Polaris, sont disponibles maintenant sur la chaîne YouTube de Stingray Music.

Performance en studio

Entrevue

« J’admire le travail de Jennifer depuis un long moment et elle est une héroïne pour moi, en tant qu’auteure-compositrice-interprète, depuis probablement toujours », a dit Lindeman de The Weather Station. « Je me suis dit que ce serait cool de découvrir son processus et son univers, et d’apprendre quelque chose. Et l’expérience a été vraiment plaisante parce que nous sommes plus similaires que je croyais. Je la vois faire des trucs qui font beaucoup de sens pour moi et je comprends mieux sa musique et c’est très excitant. »

« Je suis embarquée dans le projet grâce à Tam. Ça me paraissait comme une rare opportunité d’aller en studio et d’avoir toutes les ressources nécessaires à notre disposition », a dit Castle. « Donc je crois que nous avons toutes les deux sauté sur l’occasion, entre autres, pour cette raison-là. Je suis juste très reconnaissante pour une journée en studio aujourd’hui, et pour une opportunité de faire quelque chose que nous n’aurions pu nous ‘permettre’ d’essayer en réalité. »

« L’une des valeurs fondamentales de Stingray Music est de contribuer au développement de la carrière d’artistes émergents et à leur percée dans de nouveaux marchés », a dit Mathieu Péloquin, Vice-président principal, Marketing et communications chez Stingray. « Le talent inspirant des artistes canadiens font d’eux de vrais ambassadeurs de notre créativité. Stingray Music souhaite participer de façon concrète à leur succès. C’est donc avec enthousiasme que nous renouvelons chaque année notre engagement envers le Prix de musique Polaris en présentant les Sessions de collaboration. »

Jennifer Castle et The Weather Station ont chacune été nommées deux fois pour le Polaris. Pink City de Castle s’est retrouvé sur la courte liste du Polaris en 2015 alors que son Angels Of Death a fait partie de la longue liste cette année. L’album Loyalty de The Weather Station a fait la longue liste en 2015 et son album homonyme s’est également retrouvé sur la longue liste cette année.

Les Sessions de collaboration du Polaris précédentes incluent le EP The Legend Of Cy Borg de Holy Shad, le résultat d’une collaboration entre Shad et Holy Fuck, ainsi que le partenariat de Buffy Sainte-Marie et Tanya Tagaq pour « You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind) ».

Un vinyle 7” des deux chansons sera donné gratuitement lors de la Journée des disquaires au Canada le 13 avril 2019.

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

À propos de Stingray Music
Stingray (TSX : RAY.A; RAY.B) est un chef de file mondial des services musicaux multiplateformes et des expériences numériques s’adressant aux câblodistributeurs, aux établissements commerciaux, aux fournisseurs de services par contournement, aux opérateurs de télécommunications mobiles, aux consommateurs et plus encore. Stingray propose notamment des chaînes télé offertes en format linéaire et sur demande, des chaînes télé en format 4K ultra-HD, des produits de karaoké, des services d’affichage numérique, des solutions musicales pour environnements commerciaux, des applications mobiles et plus encore. Stingray offre ses services à environ 400 millions d’abonnés dans 156 pays et ses applications mobiles ont été téléchargées à plus de 100 millions de reprises. Le siège social de Stingray est situé à Montréal, au Canada. L’entreprise compte présentement plus de 400 employés dans le monde. Pour en savoir davantage, visitez le www.stingray.com.

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

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WATCH HARRISON’S VIDEO FOR ATMOSPHERE FEATURING DANIELA ANDRADE

SOPHOMORE ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE FALL 2018 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

STREAM VISUALS FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE CELICA SUPRA

Toronto, ON – September 10, 2018 – Harrison shares his new video for Atmosphere, the second single from his forthcoming full length, Apricity, due out this fall. The song features fellow Canadian, Daniela Andrade, who brings ethereal vocals to Harrison's smooth production. Justin Singer, who directed the video for the title track of Harrison’s debut album, Checkpoint Titanium, returns to produce the visuals for Atmosphere. Watch it here.

“This video was definitely an exercise in casting. I had this weird idea, but it wouldn’t have worked without our lead, Xylk. His energy was exactly what the role called for. The idea was meant to play off our weird and wonderful imaginations,” says Singer of the treatment. “Sometimes things aren’t always as they seem. There’s an energy following the character and only until he accepts it, is he able to interact with it.”

"I made the instrumental a year prior, but was unfinished. It was the first song we worked on together for this album. Daniela came up with the hook really quickly. Nothing was re-written. Probably came up with the lyrics in a half hour.
Daniela's vocals are mixed well into the track. They don’t sit up front. Fits the song perfectly."
says Harrison.

Harrison's debut, Checkpoint Titanium, was released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records. The JUNO-nominated album was highlighted through features in The FADER, Exclaim!, Noisey, CBC Music and Apple Music’s Beats 1. It features an array of collaborators including a l l i e (Vertigo), Ryan Hemsworth (Vanilla) and Young Guv (So Far From Home). His videos for album singles, It’s Okay I Promise (featuring Clairmont The Second), and Right Hook (directed by Eva Michon) received nods from the esteemed Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.  Harrison shared the music with international audiences, performing across Canada and throughout Asia, with festival sets at Osheaga, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Toronto’s Field Trip and TIME Festivals, Bastid’s BBQ, and Hamilton’s Supercrawl, amongst others. 

DOWNLOADHi Res Single 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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RUSTON KELLY’S DYING STAR OUT TODAY

DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED TO WIDESPREAD
CRITICAL ACCLAIM

FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

“Damn, is he good…Kelly digs down deep on Dying Star to fearlessly put forth a set of songs steeped in emotional twists, turns and complications…This here is powerful stuff.” – NPR Music

“…finds Kelly channeling the dark minimalism of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska with a stark guitar-and-a-harmonica aesthetic.” – Rolling Stone

“…an emotional powerhouse…If you’ve ever had a taste for somber country songs capable of ripping you apart, you ought to make time for Ruston Kelly’s opening blast.” – Stereogum

“…mesmerizingly smooth voice…” – Billboard

“…a genre-defying singer-songwriter…” – The Tennessean

“…Kelly defines modern folk-rock songwriting. It’s music with an ear-worm melody that you can’t help but whistle along to but laced with sincere lyrics that bare the deepest part of the singer’s soul.” – Earmilk

“It’s as heart-on-a-sleeve as they come. A flood of raw and intense emotions coat Kelly’s self-deprecating ballads and late-night benders.” – Wide Open Country

“Ruston Kelly is another rising star from Nashville…a must-listen.” – Idolator

Toronto, ON – September 7, 2018 – Ruston Kelly’s highly anticipated full-length debut album, Dying Star, is out today. Purchase and stream the album here. Released on Rounder Records, Dying Star was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and features 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly. In celebration of the release, Kelly performed his new song, Faceplant, earlier this week on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In support of the new album, Kelly will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall. Tickets are on-sale now. See below for complete details.

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX, Dying Star features Kelly (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone, harmonica), Jarrad K (12-string guitar, background vocals, electric guitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion), Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.

Of the album, Kelly comments, “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering…which probably sounds totally depressing, but it’s actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you’ve gotta go into that darkness—you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That’s the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we’ve been given.”

The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whose debut EP, Halloween, was released last April to widespread acclaim. Of the music, Rolling Stone praised, “…shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his love of the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: it’s Americana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung by someone who spins a little heavy metal too,” while the HuffPost declared, “simultaneously current and effortlessly timeless.”

Born in South Carolina, Kelly started playing guitar under the guidance of his dad, Tim “TK” Kelly, a pedal steel guitarist who now performs in his band. Since his father worked for a paper mill and often changed job locations, Kelly grew up frequently moving, living everywhere from Alabama to Belgium, including time in Michigan—where the young one-time figure skater went to train with an Olympic coach in the hope of furthering his career, and where he first began writing songs. At 17, he moved to Nashville to live with his sister and went on to land a publishing deal with BMG Nashville, placing songs with several high-profile artists.

TOUR DATES
September 7—Nashville, TN—Grimey’s New & Preloved Music
September 14—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest
September 17—London, U.K—The Slaughtered Lamb
September 19—Hamburg, Germany—Reeperbahn Festival
September 23—Indianapolis, IN—Holler On The Hill Festival
October 13—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival 
October 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge*
October 25—Allston, MA—Great Scott*
October 26—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle*
October 27—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java*
October 28—Richmond, VA—The Camel*
October 30—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl*
October 31—Charlotte, NC—Free Range Brewery*
November 2—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar*
November 3—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern*
November 6—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café*
November 7—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café* (SOLD OUT)
November 8—San Francisco, CA—Hotel Utah Saloon*
November 10—Portland, OR—Bunk Bar*
November 11—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern*
November 14—Denver, CO—Globe Hall*
November 16—Lincoln, NE—The Rye Room*
November 17—Davenport, IA—GAS Fest
November 18—St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
November 21—Bath, U.K. —Komedia†
November 22—Brighton, U.K.—Patterns†
November 24—Exeter, U.K. —The Phoenix†
November 26—Norwich, U.K. —Norwich Arts Centre†
November 27—Ramsgate, U.K. —Ramsgate Music Hall†
November 28—London, U.K. —Islington Assembly Hall†
November 30—Cardiff, U.K. —The Globe†
December 1—Liverpool, U.K. —Arts Club Upstairs†
December 3—Newcastle, U.K. —The Riverside†
December 4—Edinburgh, U.K. —The Caves†
December 5—Birmingham, U.K. —Institute2†

*with support from Katie Pruitt
†with support from The Wandering Hearts

www.rustonkelly.com

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RYAN HEMSWORTH SHARES NEW SINGLE SPECIAL GIRL

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR SPECIAL GIRL
FT. SK & TOMGGG NOW

ELSEWHERE LP SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21st 

LAUNCHES OPEN WORLD TOUR WITH GIRAFFAGE
ON OCTOBER 24th WITH STOPS IN TORONTO, VANCOUVER
AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – September 7, 2018 – Today, musician and producer, Ryan Hemsworth, shares a new single, Special Girl featuring SK & TomgggSpecial Girl follows the previously-released, Think About U ft. Joji, and Four Seasons ft. NewAgeMuzik, and is the latest offering from Ryan's upcoming LP, Elsewhere (due out September 21st via Secret Songs / Last Gang Records) 

For the single, Ryan collaborated with London-based Afrobeats artist, SK, and Japanese composer, Tomggg. The visually-stunning video, which was shot in Shanghai, was directed by Noah Sheldon and features impressive choreography on a grand scale, juxtaposing itself from the monotony of everyday life in Shanghai, as a young couple celebrate and dance along to the tropical rhythm of the track. Ryan is also gearing up to tour alongside Giraffage, kicking off on October 24th in Vancouver, and playing 19 dates across North America. Tickets are available here.

For the past six years Ryan has established himself as a versatile figure in music. He has gained a reputation as an adept tastemaker with a golden ear for talent, and an inventive producer capable of crafting unique soundscapes for pop stars and underground talents alike. Elsewhere is the first full-length Hemsworth will release since 2014's, Alone For The First TimeSince his second album was released, Ryan has toured the world multiple times over, put out a collaborative EP in 2016 with producer, Lucas, developed his Secret Songs label, and produced music for artists across many genres of music. 

Ryan has been working quietly on his solo music through his travels over the past couple of years – exploring different styles and forms. The result of this two year long process is an album that is truly a global effort, featuring artists from across the planet and one that doesn't fit into any singular box sonically. A progressive effort from the musician that pushes his own boundaries as an artist but fits perfectly into the Ryan Hemsworth catalogue. 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
10/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10/28 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
10/31 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
11/1 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/2 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
11/8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/9 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/10 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
11/14 - Miami, FL @ The Ground
11/15 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/16 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
11/17 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
11/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
11/30 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
12/1 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

"Sonically rich without sounding excessive" - The FADER

"Magic in the best way possible" - KEXP 

"Hemsworth nails the line between producer and full-fledged composer" - Pitchfork 

"The most important producer to come out of the cloud-rap internet underground"  - Stereogum

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www.ryanhemsworth.com

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

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SIGALA SHARES NEW SINGLE JUST GOT PAID WITH ELLA EYRE x MEGHAN TRAINOR FEAT. FRENCH MONTANA

Toronto, ON – September 7, 2018 – British artist, DJ and producer, Sigala, releases his brand new single Just Got Paid, with Ella Eyre and Meghan Trainor feat. French Montana, today via Ministry of Sound. It is the follow up to his last official single, the Top 10, platinum-selling, Lullaby featuring Paloma Faith.

Sigala recently reached the landmark of having one billion Spotify streams across his single releases. To date, he has already had seven UK Top 10 singles, eight global Platinum singles, and eight global Gold singles, whilst racking up over 575k UK radio plays since launching in July 2015, including six Top 10 airplay hits and a #1 with Lullaby, which is also the fourth biggest airplay hit at UK radio this year – making him one of the most consistent British artists of the past four years at radio.

Sigala’s collaborators on Just Got Paid are themselves no strangers to hits; Ella Eyre has spent six weeks in the UK Top 10 this year with Answerphone, her fourth UK Top 10 to date, while Grammy-Award winning singer songwriter, Meghan Trainor, is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single, All About That Bass. French Montana, the multi-platinum artist behind last summer's hit, Unforgettable, also features on Just Got Paid, having last year released his sophomore studio album, Jungle Rules, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a worldwide phenomenon, going 5x Platinum in the US and Canada.

Just Got Paid comes as a fresh installment to the Summer of Sigala, which culminates in the release of Sigala’s debut album, Brighter Days, on the September 28. To announce this, the artist, DJ and producer decided to take an enormous team of people who have been involved in his incredible journey – including collaborators and writers – to Ibiza on a private plane. Fans are able to pre-order Sigala’s debut album, Brighter Days, on all DSPs.

UK TOUR DATES:
October 18 – Newcastle O2 Academy 1
October 19 – Birmingham O2 Institute
October 20 – Manchester Albert Hall
October 21 – Glasgow O2 ABC
October 22 – Dublin Olympia Theatre
October 25 – London Electric Brixton
October 26 – Bristol O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now here.

Sigala online:
www.sigalamusic.com

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BEARS IN HAZENMORE ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR

IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM ATLAS – OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – September 7, 2018 – Regina alt-rockers, Bears In Hazenmore, are taking their debut album, Atlas, on the road. Kicking off on October 19th at home in Regina, the band will bring their signature atmospheric soundscapes and ambient rock music to audiences across eastern Canada through the fall. See below for a full list of dates, and have a look at the live performance video of the captivating album track, Caves.

"The Star Maps Tour has us seeing parts of the country we’ve never been to before,” the band comments. “We're taking the route through Northern Ontario for the first time, as well as heading back to some classic stops including a long-awaited return to Winnipeg, and then on to favourites such as Toronto, Windsor, Sarnia, and Montreal. We’re looking forward to breaking new ground and playing legendary tour stops like Thunder Bay and Sudbury."

Released on June 15th, Atlas draws listeners in with intimate lyrics and enticing builds, featuring ten songs centred thematically on memory and its tie to specific locations. Recorded in their home province in the Spring of 2017 with Justin Bender at Blue Door Recording, the album pushes the band’s ever-evolving sound with intertwining guitar and horn textures, contemplative lyrics, and irregular time signatures. 

Operating as a five-piece ensemble that includes extensive use of reverb-saturated guitars, dynamic percussion, and ethereal brass and woodwind textures, they draw strong influences from and comparisons to groups such as City and Colour, Aidan Knight, and Bon Iver. The five members, Brady Frank (lead vocals/guitar/keys), Dana Rempel (bass/sax), Darnell Stewart (guitar), Tanner Wilhelm Hale (drums/vocals), and Dalton Lam (trumpet), all have their roots in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where they met through different musical endeavours. 

FALL TOUR DATES:
October 19 - Regina - The Mercury (w/ Apollo Suns)
October 20 - Winnipeg - Le Garage (w/ Apollo Suns)
October 21 - Thunder Bay - The Apollo
October 24 - Sudbury - The Asylum (w/ Chanelle Albert)
October 25 - Toronto - The Cameron House (w/ The Marwills and Lindsay Foote)
October 26 - Windsor - The Phog
October 27 - St. Catharines - Mahtay Cafe
October 29 - Toronto - The Dakota Tavern (w/ Skye Wallace)
October 30 - Sarnia - Refined Fool Brewing Company
October 31 - Peterborough - The Garnet
November 2 - Ottawa - Avant Garde Bar
November 3 - Montreal - La Sotterenea (w/ Couteau Papillon)

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www.bearsinhazenmore.ca

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K-OS’ NEW VISUAL FOR NO BUCKS IS HIS BEST VIDEO YET!

PREMIERES WITH COMPLEX

STREAM & DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE

TORONTO, ON – September 6, 2018 – Always one to push the envelope, k-os returns to the scene with the brand new visual for his latest single, No Bucks. The unique video premiered today with Complex, following the August 17th release of the track – which is an ode to staying true to his craft and doing the work for the love, not the money. Directed by Dan Lemoyne (The Weeknd, 88 Glam, Jahkoy) and produced by Mad Ruk (Alessia Cara, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Ed Sheeran, Future, Weeknd), the video displays k-os’ literal return to f*ck up the scene. Watch here, and stay tuned for a new EP on the way.

“There's this common idea that to be a rapper you have to be from the city, and that to be perceived as ‘hard’ you need to create some kind of street identity,” comments k-os. “However, it may take a harder nerve and resolve to spend a few nights in nature under the stars alone. This music video investigates the idea that to get to know your city streets better you might have to leave them behind. Not for another city, but for a road less travelled. I never really focused too much on what everyone in my city was doing. Not because I didn't enjoy their work, but because a lot of us Canadians are trained to imitate American sensibilities. I was never good at that. The concept of trying to be an original artist that doesn't chase cash is obviously not something I invented. I just spend a lot of time in nature, and as far as the eye can see…money doesn't grow on trees.”

k-os (aka Kevin Brereton) has been a renaissance man since he emerged in the early 2000s. He’s won three Juno Awards, been nominated for a Grammy, and even performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics. His music incorporates a wide variety of genres, including rap, funk, rock, and reggae. The lyrics frequently focus on promoting a "positive message" while at times expressing criticism of mainstream hip hop culture's obsession with money, fame and glorification of violence. A musician as well as a producer, he has written and produced nearly every part of all four of his albums. Many of his tracks found the rapper singing, so much so that an argument could be raised about the genre to which k-os in fact belonged. And that’s just the way he likes it.

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DENZEL CURRY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR VENGEANCE FEAT. JPEGMAFIA & ZILLAKAMI

LAUNCHES WORLD TOUR SEPTEMBER 21
WITH STOPS IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND MONTREAL

TA13OO ACTS I-III OUT NOW

What the press is saying about Denzel Curry and TA13OO:

"one of the single most talented members of the new school" - HotNewHipHop

"the power of his performance, the veracity of his pen, and the color of his wordplay make him an expert at voicing the tribulations of this doomed condition we call being young" - Pitchfork

"a fascinating, breathing document of a young emcee's search for himself" - Rolling Stone

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

Toronto, ON – September 6, 2018 – Fresh off the Afropunk Festival stage in preparation for his upcoming world tour, Denzel Curry is sharing a new video. Vengeance signals the second collaboration between Denzel and director Zev Deans, who previously directed the visual for Clout Cobain, which has amassed over 25 million views. The visual also features Jpegmafia and ZillaKami, the latter of which will be joining Denzel on the US run of his world tour as half of the hip-hop duo, City Morgue, and receives a video game and PC bang-inspired visual that follows Denzel through a trippy out of body experience in a seedy underworld. The track appears on the third act of TA13OO, Denzel's critically-acclaimed three-act new album and first long form statement since his 2016 album, Imperial, which earned him a spot on the year's XXL Freshman cover. 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, accruing over 135 million streams worldwide in the six weeks since its release.

The album includes critically-acclaimed singles Clout Cobain, Black Balloons andSumo, and has received the highest praise from publications like Billboard, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Stereogum. Across TA13OO's three acts, Denzel explores topics including the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music and personal tales of his own near death experiences. Sonically, the album ranges just as widely as its subject matter, sounds of paranoia, fear of loss, brooding melancholy and mood swings straight from hell all find their way onto TA13OO, making this Denzel's most groundbreaking musical performance to date.

Denzel will be sharing the new music on stage, as he announces his world tour in support of the album, with a stop in Vancouver this month, heading to Toronto and Montreal in October. Watch Vengeance feat. Jpegmafia and ZillaKami above, find full tour routing and more info on the album below. 

STREAM: TA13OO

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PREVIOUSLY:
Black Balloons:
bit.ly/2Nsb8GU
Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube
Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube
Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

Denzel Curry - TA13OO World Tour
September 7 - Israel, Lehavot HaBashan @ Meteor Festival
September 8 - France, Bordeaux @ Climax Festival
September 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
September 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency
September 24 - Portland, OR @ Wonder
September 25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
September 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
September 29 - Detroit, MI @ Self Help Festival
October 1 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
October 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 4 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
October 5 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
October 6 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
October 7 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral

October 10 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
October 11 - College Park, MD @ MilkBoy
October 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground
October 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 15 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
October 16 - Orlando, FL @ Celine
October 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
October 20 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
October 21 - Austin, TX @ Emo's\
October 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
November 24 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Atlas
November 25 - Moscow, Russia @ Red Club
November 26 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club
November 28 - Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
November 29 - Antwerp Belgium @ Trix
November 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
December 2 - Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
December 3 - Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja Music Zone
December 4 - Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
December 6 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
December 8 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
December 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
December 10 - Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
December 12 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
December 14 - Birmingham, UK @ o2 Institute 3
December 15 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
December 16 - London, UK @ Koko
December 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy


Denzel Curry press photo by Renata Raksha

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www.ultimatedenzelcurry.com

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND SEETHER ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR IN CANADA

STP (2018) AND SEETHER’S POISON THE PARISH ALBUMS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON September 4, 2018 Stone Temple Pilots and Seether have announced a co-headline tour, along with special guests, Default and Age of Days, in Canada - kicking off October 23rd in Penticton, BC.

With over 50 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene in 1992 with their raucous debut, Core. A breakout success, the album peaked #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and dominated radio waves with hits like Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden, and the Grammy-Award winning, Plush. STP founding members, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz, along with new lead vocalist, Jeff Gutt, released their seventh studio album, Stone Temple Pilots (2018), and just wrapped the Rev 3 tour to rave reviews.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution said, “STP made the comeback they’ve been trying for,” and DC Music Review stated, “The band was tighter than ever.”

Alt-metal rockers and multiplatinum selling band, Seether (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals and John Humphrey, drums), released their seventh studio album, Poison The Parish, last year which debuted at # 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, it marked the first album produced entirely by front man, Shaun Morgan, and was released through Morgan’s newly launched label imprint, Canine Riot Records (via Fantasy.) Since the release, the band has been touring non-stop across the world on their headlining Poison The Parish tour.

With 14 Rock Radio singles, including three #1 hits, multi-award winning, Platinum-certified Canadian rock band, DEFAULT, is set to return to the road this fall. Formed in 1999, the JUNO Award winning group will reunite with multi-platinum, award-winning entertainer Dallas Smith at the helm, after amicably disbanding in 2013, following a career that saw meteoric success in North America and other parts of the world. Best known for their timeless hit, Wasting My Time, which soared to #1 in Canada and #2 in the U.S., Default is; Dallas Smith (lead vocals), Jeremy Hora (lead guitar), Dave Benedict (bass) and Danny Craig (drums).

Canadian rockers, Age of Days, best known for their Top 20 singles, Afflicted and Bombs Away also join the tour for the first seven shows, in support of their new single, Whatever.

Presale for tickets begins Wednesday, September 5 @10:00am local time through Thursday, September 6th @ 10:00pm (local time. General public on-sale begins Friday, September 7th @ 10:00am local. Individual VIP packages that include meet and greet with each band are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.stonetemplepilots.com or www.seether.com

 

TOUR DATES:
October 23 - Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Center
October 25 - Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Events Center
October 26 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre (26th Annual Halloween Horror)
October 27 - Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Showroom
October 30 - Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
October 31 - Regina, SK @ Evraz Place
November 1 - Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
November 6 - Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Community Arena*
November 7 - London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens*
November 8 - Peterborough, ON @ Peterborough Memorial Center*
November 10 - Oshawa, ON @ Tribute Communities Centre*
November 1 - St Catherines, ON @ Meridian Center (2900)*
November 13 - Kitchener, ON @ Center In The Square*
November 15 - Laval, QC @ Place Bell*
November 16 - Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick*
*without Age of Days

Listen And Buy Poison The Parish HERE

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www.seether.com

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RYAN PLAYGROUND SHARES NEW SINGLE EMPTY POOL (FEATURING LONTALIUS)

DEBUTS VIA LADYGUNN

PERFORMING WITH KILO AT THEATRE FAIRMOUNT IN MONTREAL ON OCTOBER 27

DEBUT ALBUM TITLED 16 / 17 RELEASING SEPTEMBER 28 ON SECRET SONGS/ LAST GANG RECORDS

"Meet Montreal Musician Ryan Playground and Hear Her Infectious New Single" - VOGUE

" ...pleasantly atmospheric sounds: chimes, something resembling bird calls." - FADER

"RYAN Playground is really fucking cool. The model-turned-producer is killing it in multiple industries, writing and producing minimalist electro-pop capsules of emotion, all while exuding the kind of organically charismatic energy that makes you want to grab coffee and talk about your childhood with her." - PAPER

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

Toronto, ON – August 31, 2018 Montreal producer, singer and songwriter, Genevieve Ryan Martel, who performs under the moniker, RYAN Playground, will release her highly anticipated debut album titled, 16/17, September 28 on Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. Today, LADYGUNN has debuted new album track, Empty Pool, featuring acclaimed New Zealand artist, Lontalius. This lush songwriting immediately draws listeners in, marking the perfect balance to the isolated, atmospheric moodiness. That anxiety is tangible as Ryan explains, "This song is about confusion, the fear of growing up and the acceptance of failing." Listen to Empty Pool here.

RYAN Playground grew up in a family of classical musicians. 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. Releasing music under Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs label, RYAN Playground has previously been met with positive accolades from Vogue, i-D, FADER, Stereogum and more.

RYAN recently released a music video in celebration of the mundane for her song titled, Tokyo and performed at the Santa Teresa Festival in Quebec, Canada. RYAN will be in Toronto on September 13 She will open for Kilo in Montreal on October 27 at Theatre Fairmount – see full details and purchase tickets here. Stay tuned for more news on RYAN Playground and her debut album coming soon!

Pre-order 16 / 17 here

About RYAN Playground:
Genevieve Ryan Martel (aka RYAN Playground) 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. By the time she was a teenager, Genevieve was experimenting with FL studio and electronic music. 

RYAN Playground is a project born out of playtime - the meeting of a seasoned musician in touch with the wide-eyed exuberance and angsty emotions that come with being a teenager. In her music, RYAN harkens back the days when she was growing up in the suburbs listening to pop punk.

"Every time I make a song I'm just throwing out emotions," she explains. "It's always very personal. I've come to realize that there are always two extremes. I consider myself in a gray zone, but a very nice gray zone. I like trying to appreciate all the nuances in life and accept them. Make the best out of it...I have my dark days like everybody else. But at the end of it all I'm very optimistic. I'm a dreamer!" 

RYAN has always lived in her own gray zone - around the same time she picked up music, she also asked for her first skateboard and was playing sports with the boys. Not only can she hang, but she kicks ass. Very young, she wanted to make a point that she could be as good and strong as boys are. 

An elegant balance of electronic and organic elements, RYAN Playground is an amalgamation, and finds Genevieve at peace with all competing emotional elements in her life.

"I have experienced different kinds of extremes and I finally found my own balance," she says pragmatically. "In the end we all find our own balance and pace. It's also about not believing in categories. I feel like a lot of people feel reassured when things are classified in different 'categories.’ They kind of feel like boundaries to me. I don't really believe that having categories and creating new ones is fundamentally helpful, we're all somewhere in between this and that."

Empty Pool: smarturl.it/1617
Tokyo: smarturl.it/rp-tokyo
Almost Died: smarturl.it/almostdied
Prolongation:  smarturl.it/prolongation

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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AMOS LEE RELEASES MY NEW MOON TODAY ON DUALTONE RECORDS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 14
AT NEW YORK’S BEACON THEATRE

Toronto, ON – August 31, 2018 – When Amos Lee was writing My New Moon (out today on Dualtone Records), he described the album’s mission as to “expose myself to other people’s stories, embrace them, and experience others first.” My New Moon has been lauded as “the most personal and deeply felt of Lee’s seven studio albums” by Billboard, yet its roots are ultimately in the courage of others – from those Amos met through organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project and Musicians on Call, to the profound impact of Parkland and Charlottesville. Despite some heavy subject matter, the ten-song collection is a message of hope to the most resilient – “music to help listeners heal,” as Salon has put it. Listen to My New Moon here.

Watch Amos Lee’s “stunning” (NPR) acoustic performance of single, No More Darkness, No More Light, from the Virginia wilderness via World Cafe. Darkness has been a staple of AAA radio this summer, charting in the Top 20 most-played songs. NPR Music has named My New Moon an Album You Should Hear Now on today’s All Songs Considered podcast. Listen here, and hear Amos discussing the Charlottesville-inspired My New Moon B-side, Dying White Light with NPR’s 1A

Helping Amos bring his purposeful vision to life on My New Moon are producer, Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), and an incomparable group of studio aces: multi-instrumentalists, Ethan Gruska and Blake Mills, Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren on keyboards, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Rob Moose on strings, and many others.

Amos will take My New Moon on the road from New York to California this fall, kicking off at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on September 14, following a special acoustic performance and Q&A with journalist, Alan Light, from The Strand's Rare Book Room on September 13. More info can be found here, and a full list of dates is below.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Sept 14 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Sept 15 - Canton, MA - Festival At The Farm
Sept 16 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
Sept 18 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Sept 20 - Richmond, VA Innsbrook - After Hours at SERVPRO of Richmond Pavilion
Sept 21 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater
Sept 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
Sept 24 - Lafayette, LA - Heymann Performing Arts Center
Sept 25 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
Sept 27 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
Sept 28 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Festival
Oct 1 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Cohan Performing Arts Center
Oct 2 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre

DOWNLOAD – hi-res photo | DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork

www.amoslee.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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JOHN ORPHEUS SHARES STUNNING VIDEO FOR LOST

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE VIA NOW MAGAZINE

GOATLIFE AVAILABLE NOW

NEW HAUS ORPHEUS EVENTS IN TORONTO ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – August 31, 2018 –  John Orpheus continues to create summer magic, as they share the stunning new visuals for Lost today, a song from their GOATLIFE mixtape, released on June 29. The video premiered exclusively with NOW Magazine alongside an interview with the group. Check it out here. The group has been riding the heatwave in their homebase of Toronto and beyond, recently rocking stages at Luanda House and Lula Lounge, with a July tour across Michigan. They’ll continue to do so with their community event series, Haus Orpheus, combining live performances, DJ sets, spoken word, and local vendors. See below for a complete list of dates and watch the video for Lost here.
 

The video for Lost was directed by Patrick Hodgson of Kicking Tire Films and was filmed in four takes, walking down a quiet residential street at sunset, to the delight of a few families watching! The theme and inspiration for the video was beautiful simplicity and the idea of endlessly walking/endless motion. The song itself is inspired by the concept that “a relentless love affair with art and music keeps life endlessly moving, but is the most satisfying way to be.”

 

The group previously launched videos for Parachute and a vibrant lyric piece for the title track, Goatlife. "Goats aren't afraid to be themselves and neither are we,” John Orpheus says. “GOATLIFE is what Sarah, Chaenel and I have been building towards for 2 years. It's everything we adore: AUTHENTIC, FUN and JIGGY AF." 

 

GOATLIFE is the culmination of two years of developing sound and building energy. The fourth and final mixtape in a series that established a sound equal parts Hip-Hop, Afropop and Dancehall, it finds J.O. and his swaggy Trinidadian drawl at its best. Filled with dancefloor ready jams and sing along anthems, it fulfills the promise of earlier mixtapes with a noticeably more pop and upbeat vibe. 

Produced by Mike Schlosser at Little Noise Records, and written by J.O., with Afro rhythms laid down by partner in crime, Sarah Jane Riegler, the team has perfected its cocktail of fun, dance-ability and catchiness. Find yourself in the flow of Lost, party with the group at Afro Haus, and stay tuned for more John Orpheus.

About John Orpheus
John Orpheus is a Trini Troubadour and Pan-African poet whose musical journey has taken him from the Trinidad bush, to blues and folk festivals across Canada, and to some of the biggest rock & roll stages in the world. Born and raised in South-Central Trinidad, J.O. grew up singing in Pentecostal and Shango Baptist churches. After attending the famed Presentation College in the same year as legendary Soca singer, Machel Montano, he immigrated to Canada where he soon became fully immersed in the music industry, and studied English and Literature at the University of Waterloo.
 

His current musical iteration with his musical soulmate, DJ/drummer, Sarah Jane Riegler, and singer/dancer, Chaenel Mattis, combines hip-hop swagger, afrobeats energy and dancehall charisma to create a sound built on big catchy hooks, African rhythms and Caribbean twang. The trio is known for rabble-rousing live showsfilled with audience participation, chanting and impromptu dance offs that feel more like Caribana road parties than concerts. They aspire to conquer the world with their internationalist ideas of fun, freedom and positive energy, often showcased through their traveling event series, Haus Orpheus, combining live performances, DJ sets, spoken word, and local vendors.

In 2017, the crew dropped three mixtapes in seven months, each built on the themes of Pan-Africanism, intersectional feminism and a fashion forward aesthetic: the downtempo manifest, Goldchain Hennessey, the Carnival fete-infused Bacchanal, and the Canada/Nigeria/Ghana collaboration, Black Star Rising. Each mixtape was launched with a successful video and single featuring collaborations with Toronto’s freshest dancers and videographers: Leanin, Jiggy AF and Wey Ya Call Dat Ting? (respectively).

LISTEN – Lost: spoti.fi/2ospmcG
John Orpheus on Spotify: spoti.fi/2KZElTX
GOATLIFE on Spotify: spoti.fi/2OHmlQx
GOATLIFE on Apple Music: apple.co/2vQ4Jey
HAUS ORPHEUS EVENTS IN TORONTO
September 2 – TDOT Fest (Canadian Urban Music Conference showcase) – Yonge Dundas Square
September 7– Afro Haus – Art Square Gallery (with DJ OWABOWA and DJ Kuya Rain) – Info & RSVP  
September 19 – Speak Ya Truth – Art Square Gallery – Info & RSVP
September 28 – Afro Haus –Art Square Gallery (with DJ Damiger)

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SLEEPY TOM RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO OF IN MY HEAD FT. YOUNGBLOOD

Toronto, ON – August 27, 2018 – There’s really only one rule when it comes to making dance music: keep people on the dancefloor at all costs. It’s a rule that Sleepy Tom followed to the letter during his rise to prominence in a crowded and cutthroat EDM scene. In My Head ft. Youngblood, which was released on August 10, is the first taste of new music from Sleepy Tom’s forthcoming EP, The Time, which is due out next year via eOne Music. Listen to the track here and watch the official music video, which was released today,  here.

Director Sophie Jarvis describes, “In My Head navigates the consuming nature of paranoia, shifting between one woman's hyper-aware state in the aftermath of a murder, and her fragmented memory of the crime itself. Shooting on 16mm film and using innovative lighting techniques, we externalize her state of mind in surreal and unsettling ways.”

While not a complete departure from the high-energy, hook-laden dance music that propelled Sleepy Tom into the international spotlight, the new record is a more musical, more collaborative effort that builds on that foundation with new levels of influence and inspiration. It’s dance-friendly, of course, but more refined; still energetic, but more dynamic. The lead single, In My Head, is a prime example, starting with some sensual vocal phrasing that swirls out onto the minimalist track like cigarette smoke seeping from cherry red lips before soaring into an all-too-sticky chorus. The end result is a compelling listen that expands Sleepy Tom’s musical universe while reinforcing his penchant for captivating electronic productions.  

I wanted to create a visual for In My Head that reflected the narrative of the song, but also led the story to an exaggerated alternate-ending,” says Cam Tathem (aka Sleepy Tom). “Alexis’ voice holds this retro quality throughout the song so the throwback design Sophie produced fit perfectly.”

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SKYHARBOR RELEASE SUNSHINE DUST SINGLE VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

NEW ALBUM SUNSHINE DUST OUT SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

NEW 2018 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 24, 2018 –
 Indian/American progressive metal band, SKYHARBOR, have released the title track from their upcoming LP called Sunshine Dust today, exclusively via Consequence of Sound, here.

"Sunshine Dust is the personal favorite for us," says guitarist, Keshav Dhar. "It was written at the end of the Guiding Lights sessions and has gone through a lot of metamorphoses before arriving at its current form, with Kim from Dead Letter Circus co-writing a lot of the melodies. It encapsulates everything that defines our sound, the heart-on-sleeve emotion, drenching ambiance, and big riffs. It's possibly Eric's finest moment on the record."

The band previously premiered Dissent via Revolver Magazine. Prior to that, they released a music video for Dim with Alternative Press.

SKYHARBOR will hit the ground running once their record is released. The band is scheduled to perform at this year's LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL in Louisville, KY on September 28, 2018. Skyharbor will then continue through various stops in the U.S. with 10 YEARS and TREMONTI. This is the first time the band is back performing on American soil since their run with BABYMETAL this past spring. See below for a complete list of dates.

SKYHARBOR will release Sunshine Dust on September 7, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Keshav adds, "It’s taken almost four years and it’s been a real labor of love, but we’re thrilled to finally get this record out there to our fans. We’re incredibly stoked on these songs and have really dug in deep to explore and represent what we truly feel is the Skyharbor sound." 

The all-new LP was, recorded in Australia with renown producer, Forrester SavellSunshine Dust, the band’s nearly four years in the making third full-length album, delivers on the atmospheric and emotional promise of their earlier material, with breathtaking tectonic shifts between a wall of sound ambiance and groove.

On Sunshine Dust, the immersive wall of sound SKYHARBOR first perfected in the studio environment, while as polished and precise as ever, shines with a new almost analog warmth, born of the kind of collaborative camaraderie that only happens when musicians trust each other enough to experience growth.

This is music filled with empowering inspiration and sweeping passions, a supernatural slice of transcendent sonic indulgence.

SKYHARBOR erode the boundaries between traditional hit making structures and technicality dexterity with grace and poise, employing the gentle force of the changing of the tides, in all of its stealthily bombastic earth shaping might.

ABOUT SKYHARBOR:
From a file on a computer sitting in New Delhi, to a full-fledged touring band with members from around the world formed over the internet – Skyharbor has defied convention every step of the way. The debut album, Blinding White Noise, was released worldwide in 2012 to critical acclaim and earned the band a dedicated fan following across the globe. Since then, Skyharbor has been performing regularly around the world and making waves with their distinctive brand of sweeping, ethereal prog-rock, releasing Guiding Lights in 2014 after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign.

After a brief patch of turbulence that saw new frontman Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok solidify the band's lineup, Skyharbor embarked on a series of tours around the world, covering North America, Europe, UK, and India. The future is especially promising in 2018 as a new album with Emery approaches its release and the band looks set to hit even bigger stages as they march into the future.

SKYHARBOR is: Keshav Dhar / Eric Emery / Devesh Dayal / Krishna Jhaveri / Aditya Ashok

TOUR DATES:
September 28 - Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
October 3- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes (w/ 10 Years)
October 5 - Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room (w/ Shaman's Harvest)
October 8 - Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom (w/ Tremonti, 10 Years)
October 9 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II (w/ Tremonti, 10 Years)
October 11 - Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall (w/ Tremonti, 10 Years)
October 12 - Miami, OK @ Buffalo Run Casino & Resort (w/ 10 Years)
October 13 - Fort Smith, AR @ Temple Live (w/ 10 Years)
October 14 - Lafayette, LA @ The District (w/ 10 Years)

Pre-order Sunshine Dust: smarturl.it/sunshinedust

Skyharbor on Spotify: spoti.fi/2wwVH93

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RUSTON KELLY’S BIG BROWN BUS MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT BILLBOARD

DEBUT ALBUM DYING STAR OUT SEPTEMBER 7

RECENTLY SELECTED AS ONE OF NPR MUSIC’S
2018 SLINGSHOT ARTISTS

FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – August 24, 2018 – The official music video for Ruston Kelly’s new song, Big Brown Bus, premiered today at Billboard. Watch/share HERE. Of the song, Billboard describes, “…Ruston’s mesmerizingly smooth voice over a mix of folky, mellow guitar and bluesy harmonica.”

Big Brown Bus is the latest song unveiled from Kelly’s highly anticipated full-length debut album, Dying Star, which will be released September 7 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order.

Additionally, Kelly was recently selected as one of NPR Music’s 2018 Slingshot Artists – a collection of exceptional up-and-coming artists chosen by public radio stations across the country. NPR Music praises, “Damn, is he good…Kelly digs down deep on Dying Star to fearlessly put forth a set of songs steeped in emotional twists, turns and complications…This here is powerful stuff.”

In advance of the release, the album’s first single, Mockingbird, premiered across Viacom platforms in an unprecedented partnership between CMT Music, MTVU and MTV Live. Watch/share the video HERE. Additionally, the album’s lead track, Jericho, debuted to widespread critical acclaim (watch/share the video HERE). Stereogum calls it, “… a warmly melancholy acoustic ballad in the vein of A.A. Bondy, Justin Townes Earle, or early Ryan Adams. It’s about learning to stand up for what you believe in, which seems as relevant now as ever. Kelly manages the feat of keeping his rich arrangement relatively minimal, so that when background vocals or harmonica rise up in the mix they really stand out,” while Rolling Stone declares, “Jericho finds Kelly channeling the dark minimalism of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska with a stark guitar-and-a-harmonica aesthetic.” Moreover, the album track, Faceplant premiered at EARMILK, which praises, “…Ruston Kelly has a beautiful talent for creating cinematic works of music that allows listeners to get a first-hand experience of intimate moments in his life.” Watch/share the video HERE.

Dying Star was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. It includes 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly and features Kelly (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone, harmonica), Jarrad K (12-string guitar, background vocals, electric guitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion), Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.

Of the album, Kelly comments, “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering…which probably sounds totally depressing, but it’s actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you’ve gotta go into that darkness—you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That’s the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we’ve been given.”

In support of the new album, Kelly will embark on a headline tour this fall including stops at New York’s Mercury Lounge, Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle, Atlanta’s Vinyl, Chicago’s Schubas Tavern, Los Angeles’ Hotel Café (two nights) and Seattle’s Sunset Tavern among many others. Tickets are on-sale now. See below for complete details.

The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whose debut EP, Halloween, was released last April to widespread acclaim. Of the music, Rolling Stone praised, “…shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his love of the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: it’s Americana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung by someone who spins a little heavy metal too,” while the HuffPost declared, “simultaneously current and effortlessly timeless.”

Born in South Carolina, Kelly started playing guitar under the guidance of his dad, Tim “TK” Kelly, a pedal steel guitarist who now performs in his band. Since his father worked for a paper mill and often changed job locations, Kelly grew up frequently moving, living everywhere from Alabama to Belgium, including time in Michigan—where the young one-time figure skater went to train with an Olympic coach in the hope of furthering his career, and where he first began writing songs. At 17, he moved to Nashville to live with his sister and went on to land a publishing deal with BMG Nashville, placing songs with several high-profile artists.

TOUR DATES
September 14—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest
September 17—London, U.K—The Slaughtered Lamb
September 23—Indianapolis, IN—Holler On The Hill Festival
October 13—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge*
October 25—Allston, MA—Great Scott*
October 26—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle*
October 27—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java*
October 28—Richmond, VA—The Camel*
October 30—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl*
October 31—Charlotte, NC—Free Range Brewery*
November 2—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar*
November 3—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern*
November 6—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café*
November 7—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café*
November 8—San Francisco, CA—Hotel Utah Saloon*
November 10—Portland, OR—Bunk Bar*
November 11—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern*
November 14—Denver, CO—Globe Hall*
November 16—Lincoln, NE—The Rye Room*
November 17—Davenport, IA—GAS Fest
November 18—St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
November 21—Bath, U.K. —Komedia†
November 22—Brighton, U.K.—Patterns†
November 24—Exeter, U.K. —The Phoenix†
November 26—Norwich, U.K. —Norwich Arts Centre†
November 27—Ramsgate, U.K. —Ramsgate Music Hall†
November 28—London, U.K. —Islington Assembly Hall†
November 30—Cardiff, U.K. —The Globe†
December 1—Liverpool, U.K. —Arts Club Upstairs†
December 3—Newcastle, U.K. —The Riverside†
December 4—Edinburgh, U.K. —The Caves†
December 5—Birmingham, U.K. —Institute2†

*with support from Katie Pruitt
†with support from The Wandering Hearts

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ONCE AND FUTURE BAND I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY FOUND ME SIGN TO FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – August 24, 2018 – Dallon Weekes, long-time Panic At The Disco bassist, and one of the songwriters/lyricists behind that band's certified-Gold release, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, announces a global recording agreement between his I Don’t Know How They Found Me (IDKHow) project and Fearless Records.  First up is today's official release of the double A-side single, Choke, and Do It All The Time. In its initial 2017 social media and TuneCore limited release, Choke accrued an astounding 5.7-million YouTube hits and 5.3 million Spotify streams, based solely on fan reaction and word of mouth. Do It All The Time makes its worldwide debut today.

Dallon Weekes: “The hard working people at IDKHow are pleased to align with Fearless Records to unearth and uncover the rare and forgotten recordings of I Don’t Know How They Found Me. We look forward to rediscovering this long-forgotten music together and giving IDKHow a second chance.  For the first time!

The duo (Dallon Weekes/vocals, Ryan Seaman/drums) are set to play Reading & Leeds festival’s Pit stage this weekend followed by a further three sold out headline UK shows next week. 

The band name is taken from a piece of dialogue from the '80s classic sci-fi film, Back To The Future, and it is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory; a band from the early 1980s that performed on a popular cable access show only to have its songs and music videos completely disappear for three decades, and then fading into obscurity. And now, thanks to the Internet, IDKHow is seeing its performances and recordings being discovered – for the first time – by a world that finally just might be ready for them.

"I was in the middle of making a record when I came across this series of old cable access talent shows from thirty years ago,” Weekes explained. "It was this bizarre, low budget parade of the strangest people, and I couldn't stop watching it. I wanted to be on this crazy show, which was of course impossible. That's when the concept of 'I Don't Know How But They Found Me' began.”

Do It All The Time, a send up of the “entitled” attitude that has permeated our society, is a brand new track, never even performed live, that was recorded in Los Angeles last month. Choke was recorded at Weekes' kitchen table in 2016 and subsequently remastered for today’s release on Fearless. With a nearly non-existent budget, the recording was forged in large part by friends who made necessities, like recording equipment, available to Weekes. IDKHow live performances followed with Weekes enlisting drummer Ryan Seaman to play several “popup” shows around Los Angeles, each one supported by a single Instagram posting and all near-instant sell-outs. With an initial seeding of the project to Weekes’ half-million Instagram followers, IDKHow has accumulated a combined 8-million + views on the IDKHow YouTube channel and 7.5-million Spotify combined plays.

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PLAIN WHITE T’S RELEASE VIDEO FOR LIGHT UP THE ROOM EXCLUSIVELY VIA PEOPLE.COM

NEW ALBUM PARALLEL UNIVERSE OUT FRIDAY

PARALLEL UNIVERSE TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 16 BAND TO DEVELOP “HEY THERE DELILAH” FOR TELEVISION 
COMING SOON

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN SEPTEMBER 11

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2018 –
Grammy and Tony-nominated, multi-platinum alt-pop band, Plain White T's, have released the video for their single, Light Up The Room. The visual is inspired by the 1980s entertainment and film era, as it plays on a fusion of Netflix’s, Stranger Things (featuring an adult Eleven), and a supernatural Bonnie and Clyde meets Pulp Fiction. Watch exclusively via People.com here!

Light Up The Room is one of five released tracks from the anticipated studio album, Parallel Universe. The collection is out tomorrow, (Friday, August 24th) via Fearless Records and is available for pre-order now at all DSPs. Purchase and stream here.  Parallel Universe was produced by Matt Squire (Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco), and includes 14 tracks that effortlessly portray the band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies while experimenting with new sounds, such as ethereal electronic pop.

Plain White T’s will also be getting back on the road for the Parallel Universe Tour. The series of dates kicks off in Cincinnati on October 16th and will be making stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more. The band will be joined by special guests Armors, SayWeCanFly (Braden Barrie) and A Summer High for the West Coast dates. Ticket information can be found on www.plainwhitets.com and full tour routing is below.

Earlier this week, the band announced that they will be developing a TV series centered around their hit single, Hey There Delilah. More information here! The band is also scheduled to appear on the nationally-syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, September 11th – stay tuned for more exciting news on Plain White T’s!

PARALLEL UNIVERSE TOUR
October 16 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
October 17 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
October 18 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
October 19 – Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL
November 2 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
November 3 – Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
November 4 – Hifi Music Hall – Eugene, OR
November 5 – Great American Music Hall -  San Francisco, CA
November 7 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
November 8 – The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
November 9 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
November 17 – Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls, ON

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES
August 23 – Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
August 24 – Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
September 1 – American Music Festival – Virginia Beach, VA
September 3 – Woodstock Fair – Woodstock, CT
September 12 – The Cutting Room – New York, NY
September 17-19 – Walt Disney World’s Eat To The Beat Concert Series – Orlando, FL
September 29 – Rock The Burbs, The Corners of Brookfield – Brookfield, WI
September 30 – Egyptian Theatre - Dekalb, IL
February 1 – Rock The Boat – Tampa, FL

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ABOUT PLAIN WHITE T’s:
Since emerging in 1997, the GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum Chicago quintet – Tom Higgenson [vocals], Tim Lopez [lead guitar, vocals], Dave Tirio [rhythm guitar], Mike Retondo [bass], and De’Mar Hamilton [drums] – has amassed an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, spanning two gold-certified offerings, All That We Needed (2005), and Every Second Counts (2006), and unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum, 1,2,3,4, and platinum, Rhythm of Love. Among the discography, Hey There Delilah went quadruple-platinum, topped the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a pair of 2008 GRAMMY Award nominations in the categories of “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” Along the way, the five-piece logged countless miles on the road in front of sold out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe. After a whirlwind tour cycle supporting 2015’s American Nights, the guys hunkered down and began writing the ideas that would eventually comprise Parallel Universe, slated for an August 2018 release. The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions. 

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BREAKOUT WEST REACHES GENDER PARITY GOAL FOUR YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE 50% FEMALE / FEMALE-FRONTED ARTISTS AND 57% FEMALE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
TO SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE

PLAY YOUR GENDER DOCUMENTARY TO BE SCREENED
ON OCTOBER 14th AT THE CONFERENCE

COMPLETE LIST OF SHOWCASING ARTISTS NOW
ANNOUNCED – WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE AT TICKETS.BREAKOUTWEST.CA

Toronto, ON – August 23, 2018 – A goal was in place – BreakOut West committed to 50/50 gender parity at the annual conference and music festival by 2022 as partners in the Keychange Initiative. However, that goal was surpassed, with the event seeing gender equality for this year in Kelowna, BC. The conference and festival, taking place from October 10-14, will see 57% female industry speakers and mentors, and BreakOut West performers across the weekend festival will be balanced by 50/50. Visit breakoutwest.com or the BreakOut West 2018 mobile app (powered by GoLive) for the full list of showcasing artists and information on speakers.

“We have had gender balance at top of mind for a number of years and we have been very close year to year,” comments Robyn Stewart, Executive Director, Western Canadian Music Alliance. “We believe strongly in the importance of the role model, and always seek to find diversity in the industry leaders and artists we engage. It is also exciting to see so many of our partners and funders prioritizing the importance of diversity in their support.”

Adds Christine Rogerson, President, Western Canadian Music Alliance, “As an organization, we are proud to be leading the way in prioritizing the recognition and inclusion of women in our conference through a goal of gender parity. Women are accomplishing amazing things in this industry every day and it is important that our conference acknowledges their talents and models that opportunity for the next generations of musicians and industry professionals.”

BreakOut West was one of over 100 international music festivals and conferences that pledged to reach gender balance by 2022, through the Keychange initiative – an international campaign which invests in emerging female talent, whilst encouraging festivals to sign up for the 50/50 by 2022 goal. 

“We’re thrilled that BreakOut West has joined in with our gender balance pledge for 2022, and that they have already achieved their goal this year,” says Vanessa Reed, Chief Executive, PRS Foundation. “I’ve been really impressed by the interest from Canadian festivals in this international movement and I’m glad that the Keychange project is providing a way for people to work together and share ideas about inclusion and gender equality. I hope BreakOut West’s involvement with Keychange will inspire more Canadian festivals to join in and that the respect for this project will continue to influence change.”

Keychange will be presenting an industry mixer on the first day of the conference to help ignite business collaborations and success among female professionals. The mixer invites women attending BreakOut West to connect further over the weekend, and will feature a short presentation with Keychange partners, Francine Gorman of the PRS Foundation, and Charlie Wall-Andrews of the SOCAN Foundation.

BreakOut West will also host a special screening of the documentary, Play Your Gender, which features JUNO Award-winning musician, Kinnie Starr, on a quest to find out why only 5% of music producers are women, even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. The film will be screened on Sunday, October 14th at the Kelowna Innovation Centre.

“In 2011/2012, I was approached to make a documentary on Kinnie Starr,” reflects Starr. “But I started in music before the internet (and social media’s relentless demand for extroversion), so I’m not a big believer in shedding all privacy to build my ‘brand’. A film about myself just sounded way too draining. I suggested instead that a film on gender inequity would be more captivating, and more interesting to create. My goal since before I was doing music, has been to uplift women and Indigenous people, so making a film where I was able to present many women and also some of my favourite Indigenous artists was a good fit. Now in 2018, gender parity is mainstreaming in conversation. That’s a win for society. I’m so grateful to my collaborators, Sahar Yousefi, and Stephanie Clattenburg, for co-creating Play Your Gender, and positioning us as a small part of a massive momentum.”

Festival wristbands are available now at tickets.breakoutwest.ca. Festival-goers can redeem their online purchase of wristbands, prior to the festival, at Milkcrate Records, and Tourism Kelowna Visitors Centre. Tickets to the Kick Off Concert can be purchased online in advance, or at the Kelowna Community Theatre box office, one hour before showtime on the day of the show. Information about the festival and conference can be found at breakoutwest.ca and on the BreakOut West 2018 mobile event app, powered by GoLive. Available at Apple and Google Play, the app will be the place to catch announcements as they roll out through the summer. Search BreakOut West 2018 to download the free app to get the latest updates and sneak peeks. 

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

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

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THE CONTORTIONIST ANNOUNCE THE REIMAGINED TOUR

BAND READYING NEW EP

INTERVALS TO SUPPORT
WITH STOPS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO


TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW

 CLAIRVOYANT OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – August 21, 2018 – The Contortionist have announced The Reimagined Tour today, which will feature two dynamic sets, one with a full production, and a second, intimate second set. The whole show will feature over two hours of new, old, and reimagined music spanning the band's entire catalog. The tour includes stops in Vancouver and Toronto. INTERVALS will be supporting.  See a complete list of dates below.

"The rediscovered concept was born from a desire to escape and redefine the rules of a show," says keyboardist, Eric Guenther. "We want to include our fans in an experience reflective of The Contortionist’s wide range of dynamics, not only on the scale of heaviness or intensity but in tone and texture." 

"Our goal is to invite the listener closer and show ourselves in a fresh new way for our fans who have evolved with us and embraced our sonic exploration over the years. This is an opportunity to ‘pull out all the stops’ and integrate the crowd into the changing aura of the room as we dig deep, reimagine, and give ever-echoing life to our music."

A limited number of artist & VIP pre-sale tickets will be available here (password: reimagined) starting at 10 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22, 2018, running until 10 PM local time on Thursday, August 23. VIP packages will include an opportunity to listen to select music from the band’s forthcoming EP. A meet and greet and exclusive merchandise will also be part of the VIP experience. More details on the new EP project will be made available in the coming weeks.

General tickets will be on sale will be Friday, August 24, 2018. 

Clairvoyant released last year via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music, served as the highly anticipated follow up to Language, the genre-defying LP that continues to garner critical acclaim. Clairvoyant, which reunited the band with producer Jamie King, took the best elements of The Contortionist’s past and reshapes them as the band follows their individual creative muses toward the future.

After being slated as "one of the most anticipated albums of 2017" according to Metal Injection, Clairvoyant was well received in its own right. The LP debuted at #6 on the Hard Music, #8 Indie, #16 Rock and #31 Current Top 200 Billboard Charts. 

The Contortionist saw critics calling the record "gripping adventure," as Metal Hammer did. Alternative Press said Clairvoyant was "best described as magical" and "a record you can truly get lost in." MetalSucks even declared it a "Perfect Album."

The Contortionist ultimately proves to have as much in common with the psychedelic experimentation of later Opeth or Tool and even the textured melodicism of Sigur Ros as they do technical heavy music, but they’ve never sacrificed urgent impact. Critics and fans admire their intelligent approach to the crushing riffs of tech-metal, which becomes more vibrant with elements of ambitious post-rock and jazzy / fusion-infused virtuosity. Even when angular riffs, odd time signatures, and devastating breakdowns give way to hypnotic, ethereal, and trancelike musical meditations, The Contortionist are never lacking in total power.

In whatever The Contortionist endeavors to do, there will always be a great amount of thought, attention to detail, and a shared love of musicality. They have committed to never surrender to the path of least resistance, always challenging themselves and their audience.  

This is art for art’s sake. The Contortionist ease through the doors of perception with grace where possible and smash through the boundaries with absolute force when necessary.

The Contortionist is:
Joey Baca / Robby Baca / Cameron Maynard / Michael Lessard
 Jordan Eberhardt / Eric Guenther

TOUR DATES:
November 2 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
November 3 - Lawrence, KS @ Grenada Theater
November 4 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
November 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
November 8 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
November 9 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
November 10 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
November 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
November 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Space 1720
November 16 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
November 17 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
November 18 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
November 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
November 21 - Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
November 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
November 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry at the Fillmore
November 25 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
November 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
November 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 29 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
November 30 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft
December 2 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Watch the Return To Earth music video via Prog Magazine here

Watch the Reimagined video via Billboard here

“Clairvoyant is the sound of The Contortionist realizing their ambition far more clearly than ever before.” – Prog Magazine

“With their fourth album, Clairvoyant, The Contortionist is a gripping adventure (6/7)” – Metal Hammer

“With Clairvoyant, The Contortionist have thrust themselves into the conversation for being one of metal’s all-time great bands (5/5)” – Metal Sucks

“The Contortionist are sure to reach a new echelon of prog” - Revolver                                                                                       

Stream Clairvoyant on Spotify: spoti.fi/2hwX6St

Purchase Clairvoyant digitally and physically

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ROYCE 5’9” DEBUTS SUMMER ON LOCK VIDEO FEAT. PUSHA T, FABOLOUS, JADAKISS AND AGENT SASCO

WATCH SUMMER ON LOCK HERE

Toronto, ON – August 21, 2018 – Royce 5’9”
delivers the video for Summer on Lock, featuring Pusha T, Fabolous, Jadakiss and Agent Sasco.  The hard-hitting track is featured on Royce’s critically acclaimed and recently released album Book of Ryan. The album also features J Cole, Eminem, T Pain, Boogie, Robert Glasper, Marsha Ambrosius and more.

With over 38 million streams to date on Apple Music and Spotify alone, Book of Ryan has been hailed as Royce’s most personal album to date.  Vibe wrote that “Royce da 5’9” is on a lyrical killing spree,” while XXL said, “...Royce maintains his reputation as one of hip-hop’s premier rappers by releasing his most affecting work yet.”

Buy and stream Book of Ryan here.

DOWNLOAD – Album artwork

www.royce59.com

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

Entertainment One’s robust network includes Makeready with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; 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.

The Company's rights library, valued at US$1.7 billion (as at 31 March 2017), is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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ADYN TOWNES TAKES AFTER THE FALL ON THE ROAD

CROSS-CANADA TOUR ANNOUNCED
IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM

Toronto, ON – August 20, 2018 – At the place where endings become beginnings, you’ll find Adyn Townes. He turned a fall into the ocean and months of recovery into his jumping off point. His music is challenging. Alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. Like finding your feet just before you fall, his songwriting is the gravity that pulls you back to earth. Following the July 13th release of his debut album under his new moniker – After The Fall – Townes is now embarking on a fall tour, bringing the songs from the new record to life on stages across Canada (full details below). Listen to After The Fall here.

"This album is the most ‘true to me’ thing I’ve ever written,” comments Townes. “I’ve always approached songwriting from a very personal place, but typically my words have focused on the past instead of the present. After The Fall speaks to where I’m at now, and highlights a very real and honest change in the way I approach not only songwriting, but life in general.”

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 videoshoot, 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.

“I couldn’t play guitar, so I just hummed every idea that popped into my head and recorded it on my phone,” Townes continues. “Over time, I began to realize that the songs were different than anything I’d ever written before, and that made me really excited. When it was finally time to start playing guitar again, I realized that my acoustic was still a bit too wide to play comfortably so I made the switch to electric guitar, which opened up even more possibilities.”

With his new music, persona, and outlook on life, Townes is focusing on building the foundation. Formulating floor plans and building from the ground up.

AFTER THE FALL TRACKLISTING:

  1. After The Fall
  2. I Believe
  3. Didn't Mean Anything
  4. Before Hollywood
  5. Paris Sky
  6. Churchill
  7. House On The Ocean
  8. L.A.
  9. If You Ever
  10. Sad Songs

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 23rd @ Railcar Brewing Co, Perth-Andover NB
August 24th @ The Capital Complex, Fredericton NB
August 25th @ Tide and Boar, Moncton NB
September 1st @ Victoria Park Sunset Series, Charlottetown PEI
September 7th @ Citadel House, Lewisporte NL
September 12th @ Bootleg Brewing Co, Corner Brook NL
September 14th @ The Ship, St. John's NL 
September 15th @ The Battery Cafe, St. John's NL
September 28th @ Sanctuary Theatre, Saint John NB
September 30th @ Trailside Music Cafe & Inn, Mount Stewart PEI

DOWNLOADhi-res photo | DOWNLOADAfter The Fall album cover

www.adyntownes.com

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STARSET TO RELEASE VESSELS 2.0 ON SEPTEMBER 28

ALBUM INCLUDES REIMAGINED TRACKS FROM ORIGINAL RELEASE

LISTEN TO REWORKED BRINGING IT DOWN HERE

Toronto, ON – August 20, 2018 –
Visionary media collective, STARSET, have announced that they will release Vessels 2.0 on Friday, September 28. The deluxe version of last year's sophomore effort, Vessels, will include several reimagined, acoustic, and remixed versions of songs, along with an unexpected cover, for a total of nine new tracks.

Vessels 2.0 is the expanded edition of the band's Fearless Records debut and builds upon a schema where futurism has become fact and imagination is opportunity. The deluxe collection is a prolific precursor to the band’s third album, due out next year.

The first song, an epic reworking of Bringing It Down, was released to all DSPs today. Listen here

In addition to the digital release, a 3-LP deluxe vinyl addition will also be available.

Starset will be sharing a new track from Vessels 2.0 each week until the release — opening up a sonic treasure trove for fans to discover.

Vessels has proven to be a watershed moment for Starset. Upon release in January 2017, it debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, while the first single, Monster, was the second most played song of the year at rock radio. Since then, the album has been streamed 100 million times. Additionally, the band's slate of YouTube videos have amassed over a billion cumulative views.

It's the unique vision and goals of founder, frontman, and aural architect, Dustin Batesthat have truly allowed Starset, who are part-cinematic rock band and part-conceptual storytelling unit, to flourish and to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Bates is not only an audio alchemist but also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering. He has conducted research for the U.S. Air Force and has also taught at the International Space University in France — he is actively dedicated to promoting science to a wider audience. The band was also the subject of its own Marvel graphic novel, The Prox Transmissions.

Thanks to the music and the sci-fi concept, along with the videos, novels, websites, and "can't miss" live shows, Starset are blurring the line between art and science, offering fans a fully immersive experience that is truly unlike any other.

Pre-Order Vessels 2.0:
www.fanlink.to/vesseldeluxe 
iTunes: geni.us/vesselsdeluxe 
Apple Music: geni.us/vesselsdeluxeam 
Spotify: geni.us/bringingitdownsp
Amazon: geni.us/vesselsdeluxeamz 
Google Play: geni.us/vesselsdeluxegp

www.starsetonline.com

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2018 POLARIS GALA PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED - GRAND JURY REVEALED

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, announced the performers for the September 17 gala at The Carlu in Toronto.

They are:

Jean-Michel Blais
Jeremy Dutcher
Hubert Lenoir
Pierre Kwenders
Partner
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
U.S. Girls
Weaves

Daniel Caesar will be in attendance but cannot perform due to his touring schedule. Alvvays cannot attend due to previous commitments.

Hosted by Raina Douris of CBC Music Mornings, the gala will stream live at CBCMusic.ca/polaris and on CBC Music’s Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on September 17.  Public tickets are limited and available via Ticketmaster.

Polaris also announced the Grand Jury to determine this year’s best Canadian album.

They are:

Matt Carter - Grid City Magazine (Fredericton, NB)
J.D. Considine - freelance journalist (Toronto, ON)
Jill Krajewski - Noisey / Vice (Toronto, ON)
Erin Lowers - Exclaim! (Toronto, ON)
Dustin Riel McGladrey - Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta, CFWE FM (Edmonton, AB)
Marie Mello - freelance journalist (Montréal, QC)
Marc-André Mongrain - Sors-tu.ca / Radio-Canada (Montréal, QC)
Anubha Momin - freelance journalist (Toronto, ON)
Josh O’Kane - The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON)
Rosina Riccardo - CJAM FM (Windsor, ON)
Kate Wilson - The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC)

The Grand Jury will decide the winning album on the evening of the Polaris Gala where the winning act will be awarded $50,000. Each of the nine other Short-Listed artists receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2018 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. 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 convenes on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

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

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

We acknowledge the OMDC 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 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

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS DÉVOILE
LES ARTISTES EN PRESTATION AU GALA
AINSI QUE LE GRAND JURY

Toronto, ON – Le jeudi 16 août 2018

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé les artistes qui seront en prestation le soir du gala le 17 septembre prochain au Carlu à Toronto.

Ils/elles sont:

Jean-Michel Blais
Jeremy Dutcher
Hubert Lenoir
Pierre Kwenders
Partner
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
U.S. Girls
Weaves

Daniel Caesar sera présent le soir du gala, mais ne pourra offrir de prestation en raison de son horaire de tournée. Alvvays ne pourra être présent en raison d'engagements pris antérieurement.

Animé par Raina Douris de l'émission CBC Music Mornings, le gala sera diffusé en direct via CBCMusic.ca/polaris ainsi que sur la page Facebook et la chaîne YouTube de CBC Music dès 20h ET (17h PT) le 17 septembre. Des billets pour le public sont disponibles en quantité limitée via Ticketmaster.

Le Prix de musique Polaris a également dévoilé le grand jury qui déterminera le meilleur album canadien pour l’année 2018.

Ils/elles sont:

Matt Carter - Grid City Magazine (Fredericton, NB)
J.D. Considine - Journaliste pigiste (Toronto, ON)
Jill Krajewski - Noisey / Vice (Toronto, ON)
Erin Lowers - Exclaim! (Toronto, ON)
Dustin Riel McGladrey - Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta, CFWE FM (Edmonton, AB)
Marie Mello - Journaliste pigiste (Montréal, QC)
Marc-André Mongrain - Sors-tu.ca / Radio-Canada (Montréal, QC)
Anubha Momin - Journaliste pigiste (Toronto, ON)
Josh O’Kane - The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON)
Rosina Riccardo - CJAM FM (Windsor, ON)
Kate Wilson - The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC)

Le grand jury choisira l’album gagnant le soir du gala, où un prix de 50 000$ sera offert à l’artiste gagnant. Chacun des neuf autres artiste nommés recevra 3 000$ courtoisie de Slaight Music.

Pour être admissible au Prix de musique Polaris 2018, un album doit être paru entre le 1er juin 2017 et le 31 mai 2018. 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 Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) et Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

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

Nous reconnaissons l’appui continu de l’OMDC 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. 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

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RYAN HEMSWORTH SHARES NEW VIDEO FEAT. JOJI

ANNOUNCES ELSEWHERE LP DUE SEPTEMBER 21S

WATCH THINK ABOUT U FEAT. JOJI NOW


"Sonically rich without sounding excessive" - The FADER

"Magic in the best way possible" - KEXP 

"Hemsworth nails the line between producer and full-fledged composer" - Pitchfork 

"The most important producer to come out of the cloud-rap internet underground" - Stereogum

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2018 –
Today, musician and producer, Ryan Hemsworth, is sharing a new single, Think About U featuring Joji, and officially announcing his third studio album, ElsewhereThink About U follows the previously released Four Seasons ft. NewAgeMuzik as the latest offering from Elsewhere and is accompanied by a surreal animated video directed by techgod. Watch the music video for Think About U featuring Joji here.

For the past six years Ryan has established himself as a versatile figure in music. He's gained a reputation as an adept tastemaker with a golden ear for talent, and an inventive producer capable of crafting unique soundscapes for pop stars and underground talents alike. Elsewhere is the first full length Hemsworth will release since 2014's Alone For The First TimeSince his second album was released, Ryan has toured the world multiple times over, put out a collaborative EP in 2016 with producer Lucas, developed his Secret Songs label, and produced music for artists across many genres of music. 

Ryan has been working quietly on his solo music through his travels over the past couple of years - exploring different styles and forms. The result of this two year long process is an album that is truly a global effort, featuring artists from across the planet and one that doesn't fit into any singular box sonically. A progressive effort from the musician that pushes his own boundaries as an artist but fits perfectly into the Ryan Hemsworth catalogue. Elsewhere will arrive September 21st via Secret Songs / Last Gang. 

Watch Think About U ft. Joji above and stay tuned for more Ryan Hemsworth and Elsewhere news.

DOWNLOAD – high res press photo

www.ryanhemsworth.com

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PLAIN WHITE T’S PARALLEL UNIVERSE TOUR KICKS OFF THIS FALL – ON SALE NOW

BRAND NEW TRACK BURY ME OUT TODAY

NEW STUDIO ALBUM PARALLEL UNIVERSE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE AUGUST 24TH

BAND TO DEVELOP “HEY THERE DELILAH” TV SERIES – COMING SOON

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2018 –
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum alt-pop band, Plain White T's are excited to get back on the road for the Parallel Universe Tour, a series of exclusive dates in support of their new studio album, Parallel Universe. The tour kicks off in Cincinnati on October 16th, making stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more. The band will be joined by special guests Armors, SayWeCanFly (Braden Barrie) and A Summer High for the West Coast dates. Ticket information can be found on www.plainwhitets.com and full tour routing is below.

Additionally, Plain White T’s have also released a brand new track from the anticipated collection – press here to listen to Bury Me, a mid-tempo love song. The track is the fifth song released from Parallel Universe (produced by Matt Squire [Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco]), following lead single Your Body, Bonnie I Want You, Light Up The Roomand Low.

The full album will be released on August 24th via Fearless Records and is available for pre-order now at all DSPs. Purchase and stream here.

Earlier this week, the band announced that they will be developing a TV series centered around their hit single, Hey There Delilah. More information here!

Stay tuned for more exciting Plain White T’s news in the coming weeks!

PARALLEL UNIVERSE TOUR
October 16 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
October 17 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
October 19 – Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL
November 2 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
November 3 – Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
November 4 – Hifi Music Hall – Eugene, OR
November 5 – Great American Music Hall -  San Francisco, CA
November 7 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
November 8 – The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
November 9 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
November 17 – Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls, ON
 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES
August 10 – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO
August 11 – Capitol Federal Amphitheater – Andover, KS
August 23 – Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
August 24 – Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
September 3 – Woodstock Fair – Woodstock, CT
September 29 – Rock The Burbs, The Corners of Brookfield – Brookfield, WI
September 30 – Egyptian Theatre - Dekalb, IL
February 1 – Rock The Boat – Tampa, FL

 

DOWNLOAD – high-res album art | DOWNLOAD – high-res press photo

 

www.plainwhitets.com

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WILD RIVERS ANNOUNCING 21 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES THIS FALL WITH THE PAPER KITES

WATCH NEW I WON’T BE BACK LIVE PERFORMANCE

EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

I Won't Be Back is a folk-tinged scorcher that bookends the five-track EP with a declarative bang, sounding as fiery and definitive in its message as its name would imply.PopMatters

“...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 – August 9, 2018 – Wild Rivers – the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul” – have just announced that they will be hitting the road this fall with Australia’s The Paper Kites, following a summer trek across America. Running on the strength of the recently released Eighty-Eight EP – which has now seen over 600k streams – Wild Rivers’ live shows are an intoxicating, all-in family affair, making it impossible not to leave the room smiling. 

Wild Rivers is currently on the road for a scattering of US and Canadian tour dates, including stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and more, plus some of the country’s best folk festivals - see below for dates and details!

Watch I Won’t Be Back

Stream Eighty-Eight via Spotify

CATCH WILD RIVERS LIVE:
August 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
August 24 – Ontonagon, MI – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
August 26-27 – Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 16 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
September 18 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
September 19 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
September 20 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
September 22-23 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Festival
September 24 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
October 5 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
October 6 – Bozeman, MT – Live from the Divide
October 7 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
October 10 – Ames, IA – Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State
October 11 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
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 *

*= with Paper Kites

ABOUT WILD RIVERS:
Wild Rivers - composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Ben Labenski (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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ACE FREHLEY RELEASES NEW TRACK ROCKIN’ WITH THE BOYS

ALL NEW SOLO LP SPACEMAN DUE OCTOBER 19, 2018

2018 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW


PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 9, 2018 – F
ounding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member, Ace Frehley, has released a new song today called, Rockin' With The Boys. 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 including a cover of Eddie Money’s, I Wanna Go Back, a ripping power pop makeover of the original.

“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 tales 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 Boys 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:
August 9 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern 
August 10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at the Palms Casino
August 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
August 17 – New Hope, MN – New Hope Cinema Grill – An Evening with Ace Frehley
August 18 – Detroit, MI, Hart Plaza – Motor City Music Festival
August 28 – Adelaide, SA, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
August 30 – Melbourne, VIC, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
August 31 – Sydney, NSW, Australia – Enmore Theatre
September 1 – Brisbane, QLD, Australia – The Tivoli
September 3 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live (2 Shows)
September 4 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live (2 Shows)
September 5 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live (2 Shows)
September 6 – Osaka, Japan – Billboard Live (2 Shows)
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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HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCE NEW US TOUR DATES WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ELECTRIC MESSIAH

NEW LP ELECTRIC MESSIAH DUE OCTOBER 5, 2018

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 8, 2018 – On the heels of announcing their first new LP in three years, Electric MessiahHigh On Fire has posted new headlining dates throughout the U.S. and Europe this fall. 

The new tour dates will be co-headlined by Municipal Waste, with Toxic Holocaust and Haunt in support. The three-week trek will kick off in Dallas, TX at Canton Hill on November 2, hitting both coasts before wrapping up in San Diego, CA on November 25. Tickets are now on sale. 

"Man it’s gonna get crazy every night!" says drummer, Des Kensel. "Legends will be made on this tour! For after party info contact Dave Witte @ (804) 555-1212."

High On Fire has announced extensive touring to support the recently announced all-new LP. After a batch of European festival dates, the band will head back to the U.S. to perform at Psycho Las Vegas and The Muddy Roots Music Festival. The band will then head back to Europe for a co-headline run with Enslaved before kicking off the Municipal Waste dates mentioned above. 

On Monday, High On Fire released a new single titled, Electric Messiah. The new song serves as the title track off the band's all-new LP, which will be released on October 5, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Watch the lyric video here.

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s triumphant new 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."

Electric Messiah will serve 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,” Matt 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

Pre-order Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah

TOUR DATES:
August 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Psycho Fest)
September 1 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel  
September 8 – Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival    
October 8 – Belgium – Ieperfest    
November 8 – Sinzendorf, Germany – Void Fest    
December 8 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert  

w/ Enslaved
September 30 – U Bazyla – Poznan, Poland
October 1 – Proxima – Warsaw, Poland
October 2 – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
October 3 – Kulturfabrik – Esch, Luxembourg
October 4 – Mezz Jupiler Zaal – Breda, Netherlands

 

October 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Adult Swim Festival
October 8 – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
October 9 – Tivoli – Dublin, Ireland

October 10 – Limelight 2 – Belfast, UK
October 12 – The Mill – Birmingham, UK
October 14 – SWX – Bristol, UK
October 15 – The Dome – London, UK
October 16 – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris, FR

w/ Municipal Waste
November 2 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
November 3 – Mohawk – Austin, TX

November 4 – Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
November 6 – Orpheum Theatre – Tampa, FL
November 7 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
November 9 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
November 11 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY

November 12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
November 13 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
November 15 – Metro – Chicago, IL
November 17 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
November 18 – Metro Music Hall – Salta Lake City, UT
November 20 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
November 21 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
November 23 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
November 24 – The UC Theatre – Berkley, CA

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WAGE WAR CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF DEADWEIGHT ALBUM WITH STRIPPED VERSION OF GRAVITY

"a great display of the power that metalcore still has today… [a] variety of dynamics from song to song" — Metal Injection

"If you weren't paying attention to them before Deadweight, now is the time to." — New Noise

"a relentless, genre-evolving treat… Worried that you've heard everything metalcore has to offer? Wage War beg to differ" — RockSound

Toronto, ON – August 7, 2018 –
Florida five–piece, Wage War, are celebrating the one–year anniversary of their statement-making sophomore album, Deadweight(Fearless Records) by releasing a reworked acoustic version of the single, Gravity. It’s a beautiful rendering that shows the versatility of the track and is a striking testament to the band’s songwriting skill. Listen to Gravity (Stripped), here.

"To celebrate the one-year mark of Deadweight, we're pleased to release the stripped version of Gravity," said singer Cody Quistad. "This record has changed our lives and we're so thankful for the love and support we've received. We were overwhelmed at the response to the stripped version of Johnny Cash, and it seemed to make sense to break down another one of our favorites. We're hard at work writing what we think will be the best Wage War record yet — making sure we give you nothing but our best."

The track was released on Saturday, August 4, which marked a year to the day that the album was released. It's available for purchase at the following DSPs.

iTunes: found.ee/gravitystripped
Spotify: found.ee/gravitytrippedsp

Upon release, Deadweight was met with near-universal praise, with the metal scene calling out the band's dynamics and its DNA-distinct approach to their genre. Gravity (Stripped), is further evidence of the band's ability to do different things with their sound while wholly remaining true to who Wage War are.

The original version of Gravity is here.

Following a wildly successful appearance on final US Vans Warped Tour this summer the band will be touring Europe later this year with labelmates August Burns Red. Tickets are available now.

TOUR DATES:
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 (VENUE UPRADE)
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 Razzmatazz2, 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

 

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HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCE NEW LP ELECTRIC MESSIAH DUE OCTOBER 5, 2018

TITLE TRACK AVAILABLE VIA NPR MUSIC

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – August 7, 2018 – HIGH ON FIRE have released a new single, titled Electric Messiah, which premiered exclusively via NPR Music. The new song serves as the title track off the band's all-new LP, which will be released on October 5, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). 

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s triumphant new 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." 

Electric Messiah will serve 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,” Matt 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

Pre-order digitally: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah
 

TRACKLISTING:
1. Spewn from the Earth
2. Steps of the Ziggurat/House of Enlil
3. Electric Messiah
4. Sanctioned Annihilation
5. The Pallid Mask
6. God of the Godless
7. Freebooter
8. The Witch and the Christ
9. Drowning Dog

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MATT HOLUBOWSKI RECEIVES GOLD RECORD CERTIFICATION FOR SOLITUDES

SOLITUDES (EPILOGUE) AVAILABLE NOW

PERFORMING AT REGINA FOLK FEST THIS SATURDAY

CONTINUES SOLITUDES TOUR IN QUEBEC, UNITED STATES AND FRANCE

 

Toronto, ON – August 7, 2018 – This weekend at Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, Matt Holubowski was presented with a Gold Record certification plaque to mark 40,000 Solitudes albums sold. Surrounded by friends and collaborators, he was visibly moved to accept this exceptional distinction presented by Audiogram.

“The last three years have been an absolutely magical journey,” says Holubowski. We traveled, we made music in such inspiring and varied situations and we worked like crazy. Quite frankly, I had no idea what I was getting into when launched Solitudes. It was more incredible and beautiful and difficult than I could’ve ever imagined. A huge thanks to all those people to whom this record really belongs and thanks to those who have been there for past 2 years. I love you so much.

Holubowski is currently on tour in North America, and will be heading to the United States next month to present his repertoire to his US fans. He will perform in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston, as a double feature with American artist,   Vera Sola. He will then travel to France in October to perform five tour dates as the opening act for Swiss singer-songwriter, Sophie Hunger. See details below.

TOUR DATES:
August 11 – Regina, SK – Regina Folk Fest
August 17 – St-Jérôme, QC – St-Jérôme Folk
August 18 – Montreal, QC – Löle White Tour
August 25 – Drummondville, QC – Festival de la Poutine

September 11 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge ^
September 12 – Vienna, VA – Jammin, Java ^
September 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortileb’s ^
September 15 – Boston, MA – Café 939 ^
October 12 – Cenon, France – Rocher Paler Club *
October 15 – Paris, France – La Cigale *
October 17 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie *
October 18 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kafe *
October 21 – Lille, France – Aéronef *

^ w/ Vera Sola
*Opening for Sophie Hunger

iTunes: bit.ly/SolitudesEpilogue_iTunes
Apple Music: bit.ly/SolitudesEpilogue_AppleMusic
Google Play: bit.ly/SolitudesEpilogue_GooglePlay
Spotify: bit.ly/SolitudesEpilogue_Spotify
Bandcamp: bit.ly/SolitudesEpilogue_Bandcamp
  

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RAPPER TOKEN DROPS FAN-INSPIRED SINGLE FLAMINGO

RELEASES SECOND INSTALLMENT OF VIDEO TRILOGY

WATCH VIDEO FOR FLAMINGO HERE

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2018 – When it comes to his fans, rising Boston rapper, Token, takes the relationship very seriously.  Using the critique, of one in particular, inspired Token to reveal another side of himself and make it the theme of his new single Flamingo, which is released today along with the accompanying video.  Directed by Token and Ben Proulx, the duo teams up again for the final installment for the video trilogy that includes Still Believe In Heroes (watch here) and  the previously released, One Like Equals (watch here). 

“I made Flamingo because I read a fan’s comment that said all I do is brag so I made a song centered around the idea of ‘doing it all for my ego.’ I hope he likes it,” states the rapper.

Earlier this year, Token kicked off 2018 with his headlining Have You Seen Him? Tour, which crisscrossed over North America and Europe. He’s also been featured on Vibe.com, XXL, Boston Globe and a host of others as well as rose up the Vevo charts and cracked into the Top 10, with millions of views to date. 

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

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

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

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THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ARE ON THEIR WAY TO NORTH AMERICA

 

CANADIAN STOPS IN HAMILTON, TORONTO, MONTREAL AND QUEBEC CITY

BAND SUPPORTING JUDAS PRIEST + DEEP PURPLE ON SUMMER TOUR

NEW ALBUM A DEEPER CUT OUT NOW


Half headbanging anthems and half heartfelt balladry, A Deeper Cut is an accomplished album with a pleasing sense of bluesy authenticity throughout.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

A Deeper Cut showcases the band’s ability to regroup and distill their sound in the face of adversity. The album is full of swagger, punch, excellent musicianship and memorable tracks.” – Rock and Blues Muse

The Temperance Movement really does hold strong the entire album… the blues is there, the soul is there…” – Pure Grain Audio

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2018 –
 British five-piece, The Temperance Movement, have release their third album, A Deeper Cut, today via Spinefarm Records’ imprint Snakefarm Records. The album release is just the beginning for the band, which is amidst a swell of exciting activity.

The band will crash North American shores later this month to tour in support of rock legends, Judas Priest, and Deep Purple. The tour kicks off on August 21 and runs through September 30, with Canadian stops in Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. All The Temperance Movement North American tour dates are below.

A Deeper Cut is simultaneously anthemic, defiant, and cathartic. It bears echoes of the great rock 'n' roll icons of the '60s and '70s – The Faces and Led Zeppelin, Free, and The Rolling Stones. In fact, Mick Jagger gave them the ultimate accolade when he handpicked The Temperance Movement to support The Stones in Europe in 2014 and in the U.S. in 2015. 

DEEP PURPLE + JUDAS PRIEST + THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT TOUR DATES:
August 21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
August 22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
August 27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre

August 28 — Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern**
August 29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
August 30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
September 1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
September 6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
September 7 — New York, NY — Mercury Lounge**

September 8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
September 9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion

September 11 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
September 12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily's Place
September 14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Amphitheatre
September 16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
September 20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*
September 21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah's Council Bluffs*
September 23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
September 26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre
*Non Live Nation date

** Headline date

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS ROYAL TUSK

FIRST SINGLE AFTERMATH AVAILABLE VIA LOUDWIRE TODAY

ALL NEW LP TUSK II DUE OUT OCTOBER 26, 2018

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE AUGUST 6, 2018

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2018 – Royal Tusk
 has signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One (eOne), with plans to release a brand new LP this fall. The band has released a track off that LP titled Aftermath today exclusively via LOUDWIRE.

“Aftermath laments the way the constant bombardment of horrific events has desensitized us to ultra-violence," says vocalist Daniel Carriere. “I should be losing sleep / but losing isn’t enough / because there’s not a tragedy so bad it keeps me up.” 

Royal Tusk will release their eOne debut TUSK II on October 26, 2018. All pre-orders will be available on August 6, 2018. Fans who pre-order the LP on iTunes will get Aftermath as an iTunes instant grat track. Aftermath is available on all streaming platforms today.

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

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

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

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

Royal Tusk is:
Daniel Carriere – Vocals/Guitars // Sandy MacKinnon – Bass
Quinn Cyrankiewicz – Guitar // Calen Stuckel – Drums

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LAILA BIALI HEATS UP THE SUMMER WITH BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR WE GO

TRACK FOUND ON SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – August 3, 2018 – Today, Laila Biali releases the brand new music video for her track, We Go. Found on her beautifully-crafted self-titled album, We Go was written to capture the vibrant nightlife of New York City, and is the perfect soundtrack for the dog days of summer. Directed by Brooklynite, Stephanie Elise Haller, the video features four dancers who all live and work in NYC. Each of the dancers represent different styles of movement and the diversity of the city, which transforms into a colourful dance party at night. Have a look at the video here.

A resident of Brooklyn, NY herself for over eight years, Biali observed that New Yorkers seem to have a unique capacity to burn the proverbial candle at both ends – energized by their commitment to work, and love of fun. Work hard, play hard. No matter what time of day or night, and no matter what day of the week, the City That Never Sleeps is bustling with life. Musically, We Go is a nod to Ramsey Lewis’ soul jazz hit cover of The ‘In’ Crowd, with a hint found in the lyric, “The In Crowd and loners too could all be friends when the night is through”.

Biali released her brand new, self-titled album in January via Chronograph Records in Canada. The record is the culmination of everything the acclaimed songstress has achieved so far. This record is an eclectic-but-focused collection of songs that Biali describes as her most “fully representative” piece of work to date. Catchy, sophisticated, and unlike anything currently on the radio, the album is pop music, but not the kind that can be neatly tagged by an algorithm. Melodies take thrilling left turns and pre-choruses give way to instrumental interludes. It’s pop music, but the experimental, distinctly human variety popularized by Regina Spektor, Rachael Yamagata, and Sara Bareilles.

Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Biali released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper, Andrew Bird), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Her latest recording project debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and #7 on iTunes Jazz US. It features original songs alongside fan-requested covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and Randy Newman, and “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post).

In September 2017, Biali was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. The associated CBC stream, Jazz With Laila, receives over 100,000 plays weekly.

UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR DATES:
August 3 – Newport, RI – Newport Jazz Festival
August 15 – Markham, ON – Markham Jazz Festival
August 18 – Sylvan Lake, AB – Jazz at the Lake

August 24 – Chattanooga, TN – Miller Plaza, Nightfall Concert Series

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www.lailabiali.com

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 a JUNO Award nomination, 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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THE REVIVALISTS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ALL MY FRIENDS

NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT THIS FALL

Despite their wildly enhanced stature, the collective has not allowed the success to corrupt the creative ecosystem that has fostered their compelling blend of musical ingenuity and heart. [‘All My Friends’ is a] rollicking floor-stomper that digs into the raw core of the band’s rock and folk roots that flawlessly frays the ethereal sheen…” – Billboard

The Revivalists are enjoying their 'overnight success' ten years in…” - Forbes

breakout rockers…” – Entertainment Weekly

the dynamic rockers are among the hardest-working bands…” – USA Today

“…the band keeps older forms of music like blues and R&B alive, but its spirited performance also recalls a gospel revival.” – NPR World Café

…elements of just about every classic school of American music…it feels as new and engaging as it does familiar and comfortable…” – Uproxx

… a raucous American band making big-hearted music with an ear for instant-classic hooks…a thick, soulful musical gumbo…”Flaunt

…[with] musical influences that lean heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock ‘n roll, The Revivalists have managed to craft a genre-hopping sound all their own…backed by a plethora of instrumental talent that’s impossible to ignore…” – Nylon

Toronto, ON – August 2, 2018 –
Today, The Revivalists have released their brand new single, All My Friends – listen HERE.  Striking, sharp, and soulful, with swaggering piano and boisterous horns, it introduces the band’s next chapter with confidence and charisma. All My Friends is an early taste of their fourth studio album set for release this Fall, their first for Loma Vista Recordings. Check out Billboard’s first story on the new music, and watch the lyric video HERE.

Some people say luck is the intersection of hard work and opportunity. The Revivalists have been on an unbelievable ride where ten years of tireless hard work was unexpectedly revved up by the wrongly dubbed “overnight success” of the gold-selling #1 single, Wish I Knew You. Like any enduring band worth its salt, they set their sights on what’s next, buckling down and turning up with an album full of tunes marked by moments of sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis, taking their songcraft to a whole new level. All My Friends, produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter, Dave Bassett (Elle King, Vance Joy) and co-written by Bassett and front man David Shaw, signals this newfound depth and ambition. 

For the first time, The Revivalists recorded and co-wrote with multiple producers and writers, enlisting the talents of Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun., Sleigh Bells), and Bassett 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.

Representing a vast swath of the country and defying regional pigeonholes, David Shaw’s (lead vocals, guitar) roots are in the Rust Belt, while Zack Feinberg (guitar), Ed Williams (pedal steel guitar) and George Gekas (bass) hail from the Tri-States and Michael Giradot (keyboard, trumpet) and Rob Ingraham (saxophone) from the Southwest. Andrew Campanelli (drums) cut his teeth in the DC scene and newcomer PJ Howard (drums, percussion) made his bones in Chicago. Since forming in New Orleans, the group quietly grinded one gig, song, and album at a time.  Seven years in, the lead single, Wish I Knew You, from 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains became a slow-burning hit, racking up more than 200 million streams and ascending to #1 on Adult Alternative as well as Alternative radio where it set a record for most single-week spins ever at the format. A mainstream phenomenon, the song found traction at Hot AC and Top 40 and spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The band performed on Today, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Ellen, and Conan amongst acclaim came from the likes of Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Flaunt, Nylon, Buzzfeed, Uproxx and more, with Rolling Stone naming them among “10 Artists You Need To Know.” A Billboard Music Awards nomination and two nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards would follow, capping off three years of back-to-back sold out headline tours. 

The Revivalists are currently on the road and gearing up for a Fall full of festival dates and headline shows, which will include a special show at Red Rocks on September 13th, a New Orleans performance at VooDoo Music and Arts Experience on October 26th, and David Shaw’s 3rd Annual Big River Get Down at RiversEdge Amphitheatre in his hometown of Hamilton, OH. Shaw’s annual festival has quickly become a not-to-be-missed music and community event.

THE REVIVALISTS 2018 TOUR DATES:
August 3 – Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

August 4 – Freeport, ME @ LL Bean Discovery Park

August 5 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino

August 17 – Portsmouth, VA @ Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

August 18 – Cockeysville, MD @ Hot August Music Festival

August 19 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap

August 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Incuya Music Festival

September 1 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival

September 8 – Hamilton, OH @ Big River Get Down at RiversEdge Amphitheatre

September 13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown 2018 at Piedmont Park

September 22 – East Aurora, NY @ Borderland Music Festival
September 27 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre

September 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Garfield Park

September 29 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Power & Light

October 2 – Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE

October 3 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live

October 5 – Black Mountain, NC @ Marcus Kind Band Family Reunion @ Pigsah

October 6 – Bloomingburg, NY @ Catskills Wine & Food Festival

October 20 – Dallas, TX @ Toyota Stadium National Soccer Hall of Fame
October 26 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
October 28 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee Hulaween

 

www.therevivalists.com

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SHRED KELLY RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR JUPITER (ANY OTHER WAY)

ON TOUR IN WESTERN CANADA THROUGH THE REST OF SUMMER AND FALL

NOMINATED FOR BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AT THE 2018 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS

NEW ALBUM ARCHIPELAGO OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – August 1, 2018 –
Today, Shred Kelly releases their latest music video for the track, Jupiter (Any Other Way), off their fourth album, Archipelago, which was released earlier this year via DevilDuck Records. Shot at Island Lodge in Fernie, BC, the video was filmed by Aere Films and Nick Nault Photography. Have a look here, and catch the band on tour as they travel across western Canada and Europe in the coming months.

It was a pretty phenomenal opportunity to film this video at Island Lake Lodge in our hometown of Fernie BC,” the band comments. “It is surreal that all of this beauty is in our backyard, and we were so excited to explore parts of the property we’d never even imagined, and create something within it.” The video was made possible by Island Lake Lodge and Tourism Fernie.

Archipelago was produced by Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), and Josh Rob Gwilliam (Cowpuncher, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), as well as co-production by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) on Don’t Ever Look Back.  The collaborative songwriting of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert and Ty West pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 1 – Thunder Bay, ON – Marina Park
August 4 – Kaslo, BC – Kaslo Jazz Festival
August 5 – Kaslo, BC – Kaslo Jazz Festival
August 10 – Fernie, BC – Wapiti Music Festival
August 23 – Ucluelet, BC – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
August 24 – Gibsons, BC – Rogue Arts Festival
August 25 – Agassiz, BC - Abundance Harvest Festival
August 27 – Quesnel, BC – The Occidental
August 28 – Price George, BC – Prince George Legion
August 29 – Jasper, BC – Jasper Legion
August 30 – Blind Bay, BC – Music in the Bay
September 1 – Lake Cowichan, BC – Laketown Shakedowns

September 2 – Sandpoint, ID – Fall Fest
September 7 – Vancouver, BC – Skookum Festival
October 5 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway

October 25 – Guildford, UK – The Star Inn
October 26 – Bideford, UK – Brideford The Palladium Club
October 27 – Exeter, UK – Exeter Phoenix
October 28 – Plymouth, UK – The Junction
October 29 – Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights
October 31 – Southampton, UK – 1865
November 2 – Salford, UK – The Eagle Inn
November 3 – Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy

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www.shredkelly.com

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RUSTON KELLY’S SON OF A HIGHWAY DAUGHTER PREMIERES AT THE TENNESSEAN

DEBUT ALBUM DYING STAR OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH

FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – July 27, 2018 –
Ruston Kelly’s new song, Song of A Highway Daughter, is premiering today at The Tennessean, who describes Kelly as, “…a genre-defying singer-songwriter…” Listen/share here.

Song of A Highway Daughter is the third song unveiled from Kelly’s highly anticipated full-length debut album, Dying Star, which will be released September 7 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order.

In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, Jericho, recently debuted to widespread critical acclaim (watch/share the video HERE). Stereogum calls it, “… a warmly melancholy acoustic ballad in the vein of A.A. Bondy, Justin Townes Earle, or early Ryan Adams. It’s about learning to stand up for what you believe in, which seems as relevant now as ever. Kelly manages the feat of keeping his rich arrangement relatively minimal, so that when background vocals or harmonica rise up in the mix they really stand out.” Additionally, Rolling Stone declares, “Jericho finds Kelly channeling the dark minimalism of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska with a stark guitar-and-a-harmonica aesthetic,” while EARMILK states, “His unique voice contains this gentle raspiness that makes the vocal delivery of each track both haunting and comforting, while his complex guitar work adds to the overall catchy melodies.” Moreover, the album’s second single, Mockingbird, recently premiered across Viacom platforms in an unprecedented partnership between CMT Music, MTVU and MTV Live. Watch/share the video HERE.

Dying Star was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. It includes 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly and features Kelly (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone, harmonica), Jarrad K (12-string guitar, background vocals, electric guitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion), Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.

Of the album, Kelly comments, “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering…which probably sounds totally depressing, but it’s actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you’ve gotta go into that darkness—you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That’s the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we’ve been given.”

In support of the new album, Kelly will embark on a headline tour this fall including stops at New York’s Mercury Lounge, Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle, Atlanta’s Vinyl, Chicago’s Schubas Tavern, Los Angeles’ Hotel Café and Seattle’s Sunset Tavern among many others. See below for complete details.

The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whose debut EP, Halloween, was released last April to widespread acclaim. Of the music, Rolling Stone praised, “…shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his love of the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: it’s Americana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung by someone who spins a little heavy metal too,” while the HuffPost declared, “simultaneously current and effortlessly timeless.”

Born in South Carolina, Kelly started playing guitar under the guidance of his dad, Tim “TK” Kelly, a pedal steel guitarist who now performs in his band. Since his father worked for a paper mill and often changed job locations, Kelly grew up frequently moving, living everywhere from Alabama to Belgium, including time in Michigan—where the young one-time figure skater went to train with an Olympic coach in the hope of furthering his career, and where he first began writing songs. At 17, he moved to Nashville to live with his sister and went on to land a publishing deal with BMG Nashville, placing songs with several high-profile artists.

DYING STAR TRACK LIST:

  1. Cover My Tracks (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K)
  2. Mockingbird (written by Ruston Kelly)
  3. Son Of A Highway Daughter (written by Ruston Kelly)
  4. Paratrooper’s Battle Cry (written by Ruston Kelly)
  5. Faceplant (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Brendan Benson)
  6. Blackout (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Joy Williams)
  7. Big Brown Bus (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Ricky Brantley)
  8. Mercury (written by Ruston Kelly)
  9. Anchors (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K)
  10. Just For The Record (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Lucie Silvas)
  11. Trying To Let Her (written by Ruston Kelly, Joe Leathers, Kyle Jacobs)
  12. Jericho (written by Ruston Kelly, Joy Williams, Natalie Hemby)
  13. Dying Star (written by Ruston Kelly, Caitlyn Smith, Rollie Gaalswyk)
  14. Brightly Burst Into The Air (written by Ruston Kelly)

 

TOUR DATES

August 11—Hutto, TX—KOKEFEST

September 23—Indianapolis, IN—Holler On The Hill Festival

October 13—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival 

October 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge*

October 25—Allston, MA—Great Scott*

October 26—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle*

October 27—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java*

October 28—Richmond, VA—The Camel*

October 30—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl*

November 2—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar*

November 3—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern*

November 7—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café*

November 8—San Francisco, CA—Hotel Utah Saloon*

November 10—Portland, OR—Bunk Bar*

November 11—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern*

November 14—Denver, CO—Globe Hall*

*with support from Katie Pruitt

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STREAM HARRISON’S DREAMY ATMOSPHERE FEATURING DANIELA ANDRADE

WATCH VIDEO FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE CELICA SUPRA

SOPHOMORE ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE FALL 2018 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

Toronto, ON – July 27, 2018 –  Toronto artist, Harrison, shares the second single, Atmosphere, from upcoming full-length album. Fellow Canadian, Daniela Andrade, brings ethereal vocals to Harrison's smooth production. 

"I made the instrumental a year prior, but was unfinished. It was the first song we worked on together for this album. Daniela came up with the hook really quickly,” says Harrison. “Nothing was re-written. Probably came up with the lyrics in a half hour.
Daniela's vocals are mixed well into the track. They don’t sit up front. Fits the song perfectly.”

Harrison launched the album news last month through the release of first single, Celica Supra. The video for the track is comprised of clips Harrison shared on social media leading up to the release.  Executed with audience in mind, the footage syncs with the song, right down to the BPM, with Harrison’s Instagram edits leading into a longer format video. Watch the video for Celica Supra here.

On the track, Harrison comments, “Celica Supra was actually the song I decided to base the album around. Around that time, I was looking to buy my first car, and there was a Celica Supra up on Kijiji that I was obsessed with. I didn't end up buying it because it was a project car with way too much work to be done.”

“Those videos from the late 80s and 90s are footage from a period I idolize, but was never around to experience,” Harrison says of the visual direction for the piece. “I feel like there’s a certain warmth that radiate from the videos especially the ones where people are dancing because of the lack of cellphones. That makes me feel good.”

Checkpoint Titanium was released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records. The JUNO-nominated album was highlighted through features in The FADER, Exclaim!, Noisey, CBC Music and Apple Music’s Beats 1. It features an array of collaborators including a l l i e (Vertigo), Ryan Hemsworth (Vanilla) and Young Guv (So Far From Home). His videos for album singles, It’s Okay I Promise (featuring Clairmont The Second), and Right Hook (directed by Eva Michon) received nods from the esteemed Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.  Harrison shared the music with international audiences, performing across Canada and throughout Asia, with festival sets at NXNE, Osheaga, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Toronto’s Field Trip and TIME Festivals, Bastid’s BBQ, and Hamilton’s Supercrawl, amongst others.

Stream Atmosphere: smarturl.it/atmosphere-da
Stream Celica Supra: smarturl.it/celicasupra
Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH

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ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS’ NEW ALBUM LOOK NOW WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 12TH ON CONCORD RECORDS

Toronto, ON – July 26, 2018 – Elvis Costello and The Imposters – Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass), Pete Thomas (drums) – have made a sensational new album that ranks alongside the best work this singularly great artist has ever produced.

Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, Look Now is beautiful in its simplicity, reflective in its lyrical vision, surrounded by melodies and orchestrations that are nothing short of heavenly. It’s the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of Momofuku and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, Wise Up Ghost.

Anyone anywhere in the world who has seen Elvis Costello and The Imposters live can testify to their unmitigated swagger. Costello’s suspicion that it was time to return to the studio was confirmed while on the Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers tour of the USA, last summer and he realized the power and sheer musicality of The Imposters had never really been fully captured on one record.

I knew if we could make an album with the scope of Imperial Bedroom and some of the beauty and emotion of Painted From Memory, we would really have something,” said Costello.

Look Now is an outstanding 12-strong addition to his song catalogue. Most of the titles were written solely by Elvis Costello although, Don’t Look Now and Photographs Can Lie were co-written with Burt Bacharach, who makes a guest appearance, leading The Imposters from the piano for those two ballads.

Another song to which Bacharach contributed, He’s Given Me Things features some of the best singing Elvis has ever recorded, while Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter was written with Carole King and closes with a serpentine horn line winding around Steve Nieve’s atmospheric keyboard parts.

The album was co-produced by Elvis and Sebastian Krys - the Latin Grammy Producer of the Year for 2007 and 2015, whose love and understanding of music spans both hemispheres.

Sebastian had worked extensively with Pete and Davey in the Los Angeles studios, so it’s no surprise that this dynamic rhythm section was incredibly well-prepared for the recording sessions. “When Pete and Davey are in this kind of rare form, it’s wise to get on the back-beat with your Telecaster and stay out of their way”, said Costello.

Speaking of his own role as co-producer, Costello said, “I had all of the orchestrations and vocal parts in my head or on the page before we played a note, so it was essential that I worked closely with Steve Nieve to maintain the light and space in the arrangements and allow him to shine.

Costello completed the picture by adding both guitar and his own vibraphone or celesta parts to his orchestrations but remarked, “Sebastian was there to make sure only the essential notes got onto the record, whether it was a fuzz-tone guitar or jazz bassoon.”

In the final mixing, Sebastian did a beautiful job of keeping everything present but always lead by emotion or narrative, although when balancing the band, my voice and the quartet of woodwinds and horns that I’d written for Stripping Paper, I told him to ‘Just trust the blur.’”

From today, fans who pre-order the 12-track standard or the 16-song deluxe album from digital retailers will instantly receive a download of two of the album’s standout tracks, Under Lime and Unwanted Number.

Asked for a further comment on the “Instant Gratification” phenomenon, Costello said, “That’s just the latest record business gimmick-speak for something you can get right away. I have to be straight with you; that sounds like a personal service that you might be offered in a dubious massage parlour.”

I’d prefer to say that “The Elvis Costello Record Shop” is open for business again and when you pre-order the album, Look Now you can get a couple of songs, RIGHT NOW

Look out for more of these RIGHT NOW songs from Look Now dropping in the weeks prior to the album’s release.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ new album Look Now will be released October 12th on Concord Records.

Pre-order Look Now here.

LOOK NOW FULL TRACK-LISTING:
1. Under Lime
2. Don’t Look Now
3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
4. Stripping Paper
5. Unwanted Number
6. I Let The Sun Go Down
7. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
8. Photographs Can Lie
9. Dishonor The Stars
10. Suspect My Tears
11. Why Won’t Heaven Help Me?
12. He’s Given Me Things
Deluxe Special Edition Tracks:
13. Isabelle In Tears
14. Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des Étoiles)
15. The Final Mrs. Curtain
16. You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way

LOOK NOW AND THEN...IT’S ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS TOUR DATES:

November 2 – Bethlehem, PA – The Sands Bethlehem Events Center

November 3 – Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

November 4 – Washington, DC – Dar Constitution Hall

November 6 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre

November 7 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino

November 9 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre

November 10 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre

November 11 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center

November 13 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

November 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium

November 17 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

November 19 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre

November 21 – St Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre

November 23 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino

November 25 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

November 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

November 28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

November 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

December 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

December 3 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

December 4 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

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MEGATIVE’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IS OUT TODAY ON LAST GANG RECORDS

STREAM MEGATIVE THROUGH YOUR FAVOURITE DSP HERE

WATCH THEIR FIRST PLAY LIVE SESSION VIA CBC MUSIC

ON TOUR THIS FALL WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO, HAMILTON, LONDON, CHICAGO, NEW YORK & MORE

Toronto, ON – July 27, 2018 – New York City collective, MEGATIVE, released their self-titled debut album today via Last Gang Records – stream it via your favourite DSP here. The group recently shared the new sounds through an exclusive CBC Music First Play Live session, highlighting their incredible live performance style. Watch it here.

Featuring vocalist, Tim Fletcher (The Stills), and producer/bassist, Gus Van Go (Me, Mom & Morgentaler), with producer/mixer/songwriting tandem, Likeminds, aka Jesse Singer and Chris Soper (Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Snoop Dog, Kanye West), plus legendary dancehall veteran, Screechy Dan (co-founder of Ruff Entry Crew), MEGATIVE’s music is an addictive pulse shot through with the immediacy of the moment.

Fusing the spirit of late-70s UK punk and reggae with today’s sense of urgency, and foreboding to create a deep, dense, subterranean dub, MEGATIVE aspire to stand up tall amidst the noise and confusion of the world with a big, bold, defiant sound.  Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX, and swirling sirens straight out Jah Shakka’s sound system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world.

With echoes of Two-Tone, UK-punk, the trance of nocturnal dub and the aggressive insistence of modern hip-hop, these are songs that fuse space-and-time with the vibe of a monstrous global megacity sprawl… an urban ghost-walk through the haunted negative space that exists invisible within the accelerating hyper-noise of incessant information.  “There’s a lot of great music out there, but what we missed was the bass-heavy grooves and delay-soaked effects of ’70s reggae and dub, along with the biting wit of the early UK punk scene. The mission is clear,” Van Go explains, “We aim to inject American mainstream culture with the idea that these sounds are not some retro, clichéd thing. They can be dark, ominous, and also lyrically relevant and challenging.” 

Lyrical themes of paranoia and existential dread, and doomsday prophesying as a warning call to social consciousness and awakening from the great ignorance of our time, flood the record from start to finish. A call for the brave living in dark ages.  “The world is in an unprecedented state of precariousness, and the lives we lead in this age of extremity — and our absurd, heart-breaking grasping for meaning, for connection, for some sense of a common shared humanity in this age — that yearning is what creates our songs”, adds Fletcher, “and its byproduct becomes more than just positive or negative… it’s MEGATIVE.”

Fresh off performances at Montreal Jazz Fest, Festival D’ete in Quebec City and Hillside Festival in Ontario, MEGATIVE will return to the road this fall (see dates below).

LISTEN – Have Mercy: bit.ly/2IofVGP
WATCH – One Day…All This Will Be Gone – in-studio version: youtu.be/HvLiLvWFC1Y
WATCH – Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To): youtu.be/ccCvJ7bP1s0
WATCH – More Time: bit.ly/2GMj6oo
 

TOUR DATES:
September 25 – Chicago, IL – Cobra
September 27 – London, ON – Rum Runners
September 28 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
September 29 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware

October 11 – Washington, DC –  Black Cat
October 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Brewery
October 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
October 18 – La Tulip – Montreal, QC

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

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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.

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DENZEL CURRY COMPLETES THREE-DAY ROLLOUT OF THIRD ALBUM TA13OO VIA ULT/LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

HEAR TA13OO ACTS 1-3 NOW

WORLD TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 21 WITH
SHOWS IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND MONTREAL 

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

Toronto, ON – July 27, 2018 – Today, Denzel Curry completes his three-day rollout of his highly-anticipated third album, TA13OO, with all three Acts out now via ULT / Loma Vista Recordings. The album includes critically-acclaimed singles Clout Cobain, Black Balloons, and Cash Maniac, and is Denzel's first long form statement since his 2016 album, Imperial, which landed him on the XXL Freshman cover. Since then, Denzel has set the template for the South Florida sound that has exploded over the last few years, and the three Acts of TA13OO find him commanding his due respect as a hip-hop innovator with his cunning lyricism and vivid storytelling.

The album's three acts LightGray and Dark, each showcase a different musical direction for Denzel and come together cohesively to form TA13OO. Across the three sections of TA13OO, Denzel explores topics including molestation, the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music and personal tales of his own near death experiences. Sonically, the album ranges just as widely as its subject matter, sounds of paranoia, fear of loss, brooding melancholy and mood swings straight from hell all find their way onto TA13OO, making this Denzel's most groundbreaking musical performance to date.

Hear TA13OO above, find full tour routing and more info on the album below.

PREVIOUSLY:
Watch Clout Cobain:
found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube
Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube
Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

Denzel Curry - TA13OO World Tour
August 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Afropunk Festival
September 7 - Israel, Lehavot HaBashan @ Meteor Festival
September 8 - France, Bordeaux @ Climax Festival
September 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
September 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency
September 24 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
September 25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
September 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
September 29 - Detroit, MI @ Self Help Festival
October 1 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
October 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 4 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
October 5 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
October 7 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral

October 10 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
October 11 - College Park, MD @ MilkBoy
October 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground
October 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 15 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
October 16 - Orlando, FL @ Celine
October 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
October 20 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
October 21 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
October 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
November 24 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Atlas
November 25 - Moscow, Russia @ Red Club
November 26 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club\
November 28 - Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
November 29 - Antwerp Belgium @ Trix
November 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
December 2 - Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
December 3 - Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja Music Zone
December 4 - Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
December 6 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
December 8 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
December 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
December 10 - Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
December 12 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
December 14 - Birmingham, UK @ o2 Institute 3
December 15 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
December 16 - London, UK @ Koko
December 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy

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COUNTRY MUSIC’S CODY JINKS RELEASES NEW ALBUM TOMORROW

ROUNDER RECORDS LABEL DEBUT LIFERS AVAILABLE AT ALL RETAILERS

TOUR DATES SET TO FOLLOW

Toronto, ON – July 26, 2018 –
Cody Jinks is creating music that never compromises itself, as heard on his latest album, Lifers (out tomorrow, July 27, here), and forcefully delivering it in concert. His rise out of the Texas honky-tonks to national prominence over the last decade has marked him at this juncture as a well-respected and in-demand artist. "In a world where people are craving authenticity from the artists they love and invest in, no one delivers better than Jinks," raves Taste of Country. "The album is chock full of truthful anthems about the messiness of life."

Dedicated road work has gathered Jinks a fervent following of “bikers, suits, hippies, cowboys… men, women, old, young – just working-class people,” as he describes his diverse audience that pack his consistently sold-out shows. He also boasts a self-organized clan of 21,000-plus (and rapidly growing) super-fans called #Flockers who follow him from show to show and rival the dedication of the "Deadheads" of yore. His grassroots approach and appeal previously fueled multiple SRO nights at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, the "Mother Church of Country Music." And immediate sell-outs with second nights added to meet demand on his recent itinerary include Lexington, KY (July 15) and Atlanta, GA (October 26).

An incredibly popular independent artist, Jinks recently signed a deal with Rounder Records for Lifers. This previous album, I'm Not The Devil, debuted at #4 on the Billboard country chart and #3 on the independent music chart, and reached Top 30 on the pop chart. The new album's songs have been generating media raves even before the full disc came out.

Rolling Stone notes how "he cuts to the quick on moody slow-burner Must Be the Whiskey, the no-nonsense [first] single." Wide Open Country says the number "[gives]listeners no doubt that this outlaw will continue to unveil instant hits," and also praises Somewhere Between I Love You and I’m Leavin', as "further proof of Jinks’ power as a performer who marries slow-burning honky tonk with the most soul-baring aspects of the original heroes of Outlaw country." It also hails the title track Lifers as "electrifying" while Rolling Stone notes how the "existential" tale about hard-working folks is "positively heroic."

The Omaha World-Herald describes Jinks in concert as "a beautiful night full of country songs about heartbreak, cigarettes, burning bridges, wore out cowboys, bad decisions, restless souls, longing love, deep loss, Jack Daniels and his old pal, Jim Beam." As the artist himself says of his performances, "there's no bullshit in our show. There's no dancing, there's no sparkle-bottom jeans. We get out there and we rip people's faces off."

Included on his fall tour schedule, is Jinks' own day-long Loud and Heavy Fest. The inaugural music festival will take place at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, TX on August 18. Sharing the bill with him will be Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Colter Wall, Nikki Lane, The Sword, Paul Cauthen, Sunny Sweeney and Ward Davis. He has also struck a deal with Thirty Tigers to reissue his seven previous independently-released albums, which to date have sold more than a quarter million copies.

Originally inspired by such American music icons as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, Jinks spearheads a potent back-to-the-real-deal movement in today's music. "If you stay on the road and put out independent records that people dig on, you're gonna earn a lot of fans that are really thirsting for substance," he says of his phenomenal success. "Somebody they can say, 'That's our guy. I believe that guy. That guy has something to say.'"

TOUR DATES:
August 2 – Bakersfield, CA – Fox Theatre
August 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Novo
August 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
August 8 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
August 9 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
August 10 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (Sold Out)
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Shadowbox SoDo
August 15 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
August 18 – Fort Worth, TX – Loud and Heavy Fest
August 14 – Louisville, KY – Iroquis Amphitheater
August 15 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
August 22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (Sold Out)
September 12 – Kansas City, KS – Arvest Bank Theatre @ Midland
September 13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
September 24 – Brandon, MS – City Hall Live
September 26 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
September 26 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Sold Out)
September 27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre

www.codyjinks.com

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TAMIA CELEBRATES HER 19TH ANNIVERSARY WITH GRANT HILL WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE TODAY I DO

NEW ALBUM PASSION LIKE FIRE DROPS SEPTEMBER 7 PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM ON JULY 31

ANNOUNCES THE PASSION LIKE FIRE TOUR STARTING SEPTEMBER 18 IN CLEVELAND WITH STOPS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, DC, DALLAS, AND MORE

Toronto, ON – July 24, 2018 –
Happy Anniversary is in order for power couple Tamia and Grant Hill, who after 19 years of marriage will celebrate with the release of Tamia’s single Today I Do, off her soon-to-be-released album, Passion Like Fire, which drops September 7 on 21 Entertainment Group/Plus 1 Music Group/Entertainment One (eOne). The video, which features an intimate look into the couple’s special day, premiered via ESSENCE.com. Tamia and Grant’s relationship has been an American fairytale, which unfolded in front of fans climaxing with them saying “I Do” at the altar in 1999. They both recently appeared on the second season of OWN’s Black Love, highlighting moments of their life together.

"I went into the studio with Lil' Ronnie and Sickpen with the intention of writing a wedding song. I envisioned a bride walking down the aisle,” states Tamia.  “A wedding day is such a special moment in people’s lives and I wanted to write a song that could soundtrack that moment. The power of a love song never dies. It’s timeless."

WATCH TODAY I DO

PURCHASE I DO


The multi-Grammy nominated singer’s current single, Leave It Smokin’ is #2 and #3 on the Mediabase and Billboard UAC charts, respectively, with airplay in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, New Orleans, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City and more. Leave It Smokin’ is available on all digital platforms here. Fans can pre-order the album starting July 31.

In addition, Tamia is also excited to announce the 23-city "Passion Like Fire Tour” which kicks off September 18 in Cleveland, OH, at the House of Blues and culminates October 26 in Brooklyn, NY, at the Kings Theatre.  The tour will crisscross over the country making stops in Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago, Houston, and more.  

Passion Like Fire Tour Dates:

September 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

September 20 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

September 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Circle City Classic Cabaret*

September 23 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre

September 26 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

September 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre

September 29 – Washington, DC – Eagle Bank Arena*

September 30 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center*

October 2 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

October 4 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm

October 5 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

October 6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

October 7 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore

October 10 – Atlanta, GA – Centerstage

October 11 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues

October 13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

October 14 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater

October 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

October 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

October 20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

October 23 – San Francisco, CA – Regency

October 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo

October 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre*

*Stops are not part of the tour

 

www.tamiaworld.com

 

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Entertainment One’s robust network includes newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; 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 company Renegade 83; 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 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS THE BLUE STONES

ALL NEW LP BLACK HOLES DUE OUT OCTOBER 26, 2018

BLACK HOLES (SOLID GROUND) AND ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – July 24, 2018 –
Alt-Rock duo, The Blue Stones, have signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One (eOne) with plans to release an all-new LP this fall.

"We are very excited to announce that Black Holes, our debut album with eOne Music," says the band. "Thank you to our incredibly patient fans. The wait is over."

The Blue Stones will release Black Holes on October 26, 2018. Fans who pre-order the LP will get the first two tracks,  Black Holes (Solid Ground) and Rolling With The Punches as iTunes instant grat tracks. Both tracks are also available on all streaming platforms today.

 

Fans may recognize the two instant grat tracks. Rolling With The Punches has received several placements in the USA Network’s hit show Suits, Showtime’s comedy series Shameless and ESPN's Monday Night Football. Black Holes (Solid Ground) which is the official lead single has amassed over 8 Million Worldwide Streams, an impressive feat by an unsigned band.


The Blue Stones have been hard at work this year playing live at some of the country's top concert destinations. The band was front and center at this year's Carolina Rebellion festival with MUSE and Queens of the Stone Age. The Blue Stones then went onto giving highlighted performances at Northern Invasion, Winnetka Music Festival, and the highly coveted Bonnaroo Festival.


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 all that sound and fury is created by just two people. Guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Tarek Jafar and percussionist/backing vocalist Justin Tessier have known each other since meeting as kids. But it wasn’t until attending university together that they decided to combine their talents into a musical project.


“The album’s about being a young adult and entering the real world from a sheltered environment, like college,” explains Jafar. “Feeling torn between taking the secure path or doing something that might be riskier, but you’re passionate about… following what you love as opposed to sticking to the straight and narrow.”


“We play blues-rock, though it’s not loose and dirty,” explains Tessier. “It’s lean, raw, tight, without a wasted note.”

 

With the release of Black Holes, The Blue Stones are ready to raise the stakes and turn up the heat.

 

BLACK HOLES TRACKLIST:

  1. Airlock
  2. The Drop
  3. Black Holes (Solid Ground)
  4. The Hard Part
  5. Be My Fire
  6. Lay
  7. Rolling with the Punches
  8. Little Brother
  9. Midnight
  10. Orbit
  11. Magic
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DENZEL CURRY SHARES TWO NEW SINGLES

TA13OO’s ACT 1: (LIGHT)
DUE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT


LAUNCHES WORLD TOUR SEPTEMBER 21ST
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL

HEAR BLACK BALLOONS AND CASH MANIAC NOW

Toronto, ON – July 24, 2018 – Today, Denzel Curry is sharing two new singles off of his upcoming album, TA13OO. Both new songs have already garnered praise across the globe as yesterday, BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac hailed Black Balloons, featuring Twelve'len and Goldlink, as her Hottest Record and today, Beats 1's Zane Lowe featured Cash Maniac featuring Nyyjeria as his World Record. The new tracks follow the release of critically-acclaimed single, Clout Cobain, which broke over 10 million global streams across platforms in just over a week and the accompanying visual has topped 5 million views on YouTube. The new songs join Sumo as tracks released from Act I of TA13OO (Light), which will be released tonight at midnight. Each of Light's four tracks showcase a different musical direction for Denzel, as it finds him executing more laid back flows before concluding with the brash and militaristic Sumo.

 

TA13OO will be released in three acts. The first act, Light, will be released July 25th, followed by Gray on July 26th and Dark on July 27th. Each previously-released single represents one of the album's acts, as Sumo represents Light, Clout Cobain represents Gray, and Percs represents Dark, which come together cohesively to form TA13OO. Across the three sections of TA13OO, Denzel explores topics including molestation, the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music and personal tales of his own near death experiences. Sonically, the album ranges just as widely as its subject matter, sounds of paranoia, fear of loss, brooding melancholy and mood swings straight from hell all find their way onto TA13OO, making this Denzel's most groundbreaking musical performance to date.

TA13OO is the first long form 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. The album bridges the gap between the older generation of hip hop and the budding generation of SoundCloud rappers that he helped birth in sound and style, all while commanding respect from them both with lethal lyricism and deeply personal storytelling.

Hear Black Balloons and Cash Maniac, find full tour routing and more info on TA13OO below.

Black Balloons
Apple Music - 
found.ee/DC_BBAppleMusic
Spotify - found.ee/DC_BBSpotify

Cash Maniacs
Apple Music -
 found.ee/DC_CMAppleMusic
Spotify - found.ee/DC_CMSpotify

Watch Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

PREVIOUSLY:
Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube
Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

 

 

Denzel Curry - TA13OO World Tour
August 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Afropunk Festival
September 7 - Israel, Lehavot HaBashan @ Meteor Festival
September 8 - France, Bordeaux @ Climax Festival
September 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
September 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency
September 24 - Portland, OR @ Wonder
September 25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
September 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
September 9 - Detroit, MI @ Self Help Festival
October 1 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
October 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 4 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
October 5 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
October 7 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral

October 10 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
October 11 - College Park, MD @ MilkBoy
October 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground
October 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 15 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
October 16 - Orlando, FL @ Celine
October 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
October 20 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
October 21 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
October 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
November 24 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Atlas
November 25 - Moscow, Russia @ Red Club
November 26 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club
November 28 - Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
November 29 - Antwerp Belgium @ Trix
November 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg\
December 2 - Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
December 3 - Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja Music Zone
December 4 - Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
December 6 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
December 8 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
December 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
December 10 - Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
December 12 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
December 14 - Birmingham, UK @ o2 Institute 3
December 15 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
December 16 - London, UK @ Koko
December 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy

Denzel Curry - TA13OO TRACKLISTING:
Act I. Light
1. TABOO - TA13OO
2. BLACK BALOONS - 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (feat. GOLDLINK - GOLDL1NK)
3. CASH MANIAC - CAZH MAN1AC (feat. NYYJERIA - NYY JER1A)
4. SUMO - ZUMO

Act II. Gray
5. SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN - ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN
6. SWITCH IT UP - ZWITCH 1T UP
7. MAD I GOT IT - MAD 1 GOT 1T
8. SIRENS - Z1RENZ (feat. J.I.D - J1D)
9. CLOUT COBAIN - CLOUT CO13A1N

Act III. Dark
10. THE BLACKEST BALLOON - THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON
11. PERCS - PERCZ
12. VENGEANCE - VENGEANCE (feat. ZILLAKAMI & JPEGMAFIA - Z1LLAKAMI & JPEGMAF1A)
13. BLACK METAL TERRORIST - 13MT

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PRIME BOYS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM KOBA WORLD JULY 27

PRE-ORDER NOW

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE KOBA WORLD

Toronto, ON – July 23, 2018 – Prolific Toronto Hip Hop trio, Prime Boys, announce their debut album, Koba World, set for release on Friday, July 27 via Entertainment One Music. The 12-track project features the group’s prominent singles that have been on heavy rotation throughout the last year, in addition to new cuts. Listen to a sample of title track, Koba World, ahead of the album release, in this exclusive visual preview. Koba World will be available on all DSPs on July 27. Pre-order the album now.

“We dedicate this album to our brother, our best friend, Kosi Modekwe, aka Koba. Without him, there wouldn't of been a Prime, and we thank him for that,” the group says of the project’s title. “He believed in us like no other, and now everything we do is for him. We have been working on this album for quite some time, long days, and long nights. At the end of the day, the music speaks for itself...”

The album title honours the group’s late friend and Assistant Manager, Kosi, (affectionately known as Koba), who was the “glue” that held the brotherhood of Prime Boys together.

Prime Boys teamed up with esteemed Canadian producer, Murda Beatz (Drake, Migos, Travis Scott) to craft the sound of Koba World. The title track follows the group’s previously released Sopranos, Hold Me Down, Tinted, and Come Wit It. See below for a complete list of songs.

Comprised of Jimmy Prime, Jay Whiss and Donnie, Prime Boys are on the rise, as they have made an impact on the Hip Hop scene both locally and globally, consistently releasing projects together over the last three years. The group has gained momentum through individual tracks and collective cuts that celebrate their unique styles and the creativity being fostered in Toronto, highlighted in the VICELAND documentary, 6IX RISING, and garnering widespread support from Drake’s OVO Sound Radio, Apple Music and Spotify.

About Prime Boys
Toronto’s Prime Boys are no strangers to putting on for their city. Together, the trio has made an impact on the hip hop scene both locally and globally, by consistently releasing projects that speak directly to the urban culture that they are a part of. In the three years since they began releasing music to the public, the Prime Boys have made waves in both the local and global music scenes. As a collective, Jimmy Prime, Donnie, and Jay Whiss have been gaining momentum with individual projects as well as posse cuts that celebrate the creativity being fostered in Toronto. From contributing to the culture of the rap game and Toronto, to co-signs from some of music’s most powerful voices, Jimmy, Donnie, and Jay Whiss have amassed a sizable following of hip hop fans who anxiously await each release. With close to millions of views on their music videos and millions of streams on their music collectively, it doesn’t look like the Prime Boys will be slowing down anytime soon. A string of live performances and high-profile collaborations secured for the coming year are sure to propel the Prime Boys to the all-star status that they’ve been working hard to achieve.
 

KOBA WORLD TRACKLISTING:
1. Emergency
2. Koba World (prod. Richie Souf)
3. Come Wit It
4. Street Dreams (prod. Murda Beatz)
5. Tinted (prod. Murda Beatz)
6. So What (prod. Murda Beatz)
7. See Through
8. Better In Designer
9. Hold Me Down (prod. Murda Beatz)
10. Touch Down
11. Sopranos
12. Dead Prime Ministers (prod. Pro Logic) 

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Pre-order Koba World: smarturl.it/kobaworld
Prime Boys on Spotify: spoti.fi/2zQ0d3H
Prime Boys on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/primeforever
 

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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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SKYHARBOR DEBUT DISSENT VIA REVOLVER MAGAZINE

SUNSHINE DUST OUT SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – July 23, 2018 –  Indian/American progressive metal band, SKYHARBOR, released a stunning new lyric video for their new single, Dissent, today exclusively, via Revolver Magazine The band had previously released a music video for Dim last month via Alternative Press Magazine. Both songs are available on all streaming services and as iTunes instant grat tracks.

"Dissent is a really interesting track for us," says vocalist, Eric Emery. "It’s sort of a throwback to all of our metal influences from our youth blended with the Skyharbor sound. It’s a bit of an outlier on the record stylistically, but it has definitely turned into one of our favorite songs."

SKYHARBOR will release Sunshine Dust on September 7, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Keshav adds, "It’s taken almost four years and it’s been a real labor of love, but we’re thrilled to finally get this record out there to our fans. We’re incredibly stoked on these songs and have really dug in deep to explore and represent what we truly feel is the Skyharbor sound." 

The all-new LP,  Sunshine Dust, was recorded in Australia with renowned producer, Forrester SavellSunshine Dust, the band’s nearly four years in the making third full-length album, delivers on the atmospheric and emotional promise of their earlier material, with breathtaking tectonic shifts between a wall of sound ambiance and groove.  

On Sunshine Dust, the immersive wall of sound SKYHARBOR first perfected in the studio environment, while as polished and precise as ever, shines with a new almost analog warmth, born of the kind of collaborative camaraderie that only happens when musicians trust each other enough to experience growth.

This is music filled with empowering inspiration and sweeping passions, a supernatural slice of transcendent sonic indulgence.

SKYHARBOR erode the boundaries between traditional hit making structures and technicality dexterity with grace and poise, employing the gentle force of the changing of the tides, in all of its stealthily bombastic earth shaping might.

ABOUT SKYHARBOR:
From a file on a computer sitting in New Delhi, to a full-fledged touring band with members from around the world formed over the internet – Skyharbor has defied convention every step of the way. The debut album, Blinding White Noise, was released worldwide in 2012 to critical acclaim and earned the band a dedicated fan following across the globe. Since then, Skyharbor has been performing regularly around the world and making waves with their distinctive brand of sweeping, ethereal prog-rock, releasing Guiding Lights in 2014 after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign.

After a brief patch of turbulence that saw new frontman Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok solidify the band's lineup, Skyharbor embarked on a series of tours around the world, covering North America, Europe, UK, and India. The future is especially promising in 2018 as a new album with Emery approaches its release and the band looks set to hit even bigger stages as they march into the future.

SKYHARBOR is: Keshav Dhar / Eric Emery / Devesh Dayal /
Krishna Jhaveri / Aditya Ashok

TRACKLISTING:
1. Signal
2. Dim
3. Out of Time
4. Synthetic Hands
5. Blind Side
6. DisengageEvacuate
7. Ethos
8. Ugly Heart
9. The Reckoning
10. Dissent
11. Menace
12. Temptress
13. Sunshine Dust

Pre-order Sunshine Dust: apple.co/2wy2QG2

Skyharbor on Spotify: spoti.fi/2wwVH93

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

www.skyharbor.band
 

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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BREAKOUT WEST KICKS OFF WITH ROCKIN’ CONCERT HEADLINED BY THE WILD!

KICK-OFF CONCERT TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES LITTLE DESTROYER AND LIKE A MOTORCYCLE

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – July 23, 2018 – BreakOut West gets underway on Thursday, October 11th in Kelowna, BC, and to kick-off the festival portion of the weekend, audiences will be treated to an evening full of rock and roll! That night, Kelowna Community Theatre will play host to the first showcase concert, headlined by Kelowna’s own rock’n’roll outlaws, The Wild!, and featuring Vancouver three-piece, Little Destroyer, Nova Scotia punk-rockers, Like A Motorcycle. Tickets for the kick off concert are on sale now at tickets.breakoutwest.ca/e/bow-festival  

The Wild! is thrilled to be returning to Kelowna Community Theatre, where they previously sold out the room for the launch of their 2017 release, Wild At Heart. Shooting guns, setting fires and shaking shacks with half-stacks make for the type of nights that separate the men from the boys; and The Wild! from the other 99% of what some people are calling rock’n’roll these days. Anybody who’s ever been told to turn it down, clean it up or to go home lives inside of what the God Damn Wild Boys are all about. Driven by long, hard nights, the love of playing music, rural roots, and a no-bullshit mentality, The Wild! play the soundtrack for freedom-seeking renegades and real-deal rock’n’rollers alike. “Breakout West is like the CMW of Western Canada,” says The Wild! lead vocalist/lead guitarist, Dylan Villain. “What a great way to remind the industry that there are so many great bands outside of Ontario! And what better way than to have the ‘Best in the West’, when it comes to rock, bring it all home to our hometown of Kelowna at the Kelowna Community Theatre this October! See you at the rock show!”

“Having the opportunity this past year, to represent Canada in the global creative market through the incredible opportunities provided by Breakout West and bad-asses like Robyn Stewart, truly goes beyond just career expanding,” Little Destroyer comments. “BOW is an entity full of heart and passion and most important, love – for music, the artists and industry. We have been bolstered in all ways thanks to BOW and are truly honoured and excited to be part of this year’s home-turf BOW festival!” Like blaring synth across the ruins of some dystopian landscape, Little Destroyer rebel against the quiet with heavy electronics, guitars and dissonant grunge pop anthems. Catchy, loud and energetic as hell, this three-piece will either leave you thrashing, dancing or simply standing in awe.

With a view to kicking the hell out of any audience in their path, punk rockers Like A Motorcycle have spent the last two years cultivating a sound and reputation that has commanded attention from audiences and industry alike on stages across North America and Europe. The band is being welcomed to BreakOut West this year as part of the fest’s East Meets West partnership with the ECMA. "Oh, buhds, we're right friggin' stoked for our showcases at Break Out West!” exclaims Like A Motorcycle. “We've wanted to get our arses out to the West Coast for years: as if playing BOW isn't awesome enough, the acceptance and subsequent support we're receiving has opened the door to record our sophomore album with producer, Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, Mother Mother), in Vancouver immediately after the festival; gettin' two birds stoned at once, pal! We can't wait to be the underdressed, over-inebriated weirdos stinkin' up the kickoff party stage. P.S. if someone doesn't bring us Nanimo bars we're gonna’ friggin' lose it.  We've only ever had 'em from Horton's."

Tickets to the Kick Off Concert can be purchased online in advance, or at the Kelowna Community Theatre box off on the day of the show. Kick-Off Concert tickets, and festival wristbands, are available now at tickets.breakoutwest.ca. Festival-goers can redeem their online purchase of wristbands, prior to the festival, at Milkcrate Records, and Tourism Kelowna Visitors Centre.

Information about the festival and conference – including the second wave of festival performers, which has now been announced – can be found at breakoutwest.ca and on the BreakOut West 2018 mobile event app, powered by GoLive. Available at Apple and Google Play, the app will be the place to catch announcements as they roll out through the summer. Search BreakOut West 2018 to download the free app to get the latest updates and sneak peeks. 

BreakOut West Kick Off Concert
Featuring The Wild!, Little Destroyer, Like A Motorcycle
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Kelowna Community Theatre
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm
Tickets: $30 + fees
tickets.breakoutwest.ca/e/bow-festival  

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

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

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VAN WILLIAM RELEASES FIERY NEW TRACK WHEN THEY BURN

PLAYING LOLLAPALOOZA ON AUGUST 5th

HEADLINING FALL 2018 TOUR STARTS
SEPTEMBER 10th IN ATLANTA

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2018 – Acclaimed rock singer-songwriter, Van William, releases the cathartic and imagery rich new song, When They Burn, today. This track was inspired by the unique, true story of Comanche chief, Quanah Parker, whose Anglo-American mother was captured and later adopted by the Comanche people in the mid-19th century. “I became obsessed with their story and couldn't get it out of my head, so I wrote a song,” explains Van. “I usually write more personal songs, so this was a really interesting challenge for my brain.” When They Burn also marks the first new music from Van since the release of his critically acclaimed album, Countriesand is the first of three new songs slated for release later this summer and early fall. Listen to and buy When They Burn  here.

Most recently, Van announced his first headlining tour which kicks off on September 10th in Atlanta, GA, and wraps at The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on October 11th — full routing below and tickets are on sale now. Prior to this, he’ll join alt/rock band, GUSTER, this summer for a string of shows, followed by a performance at this year's Lollapalooza Festival on August 5th. For more info and tickets please visit www.vanwilliammusic.com.

VAN WILLIAM ON TOUR
July 25 — Apple Valley, MN @ Weesner Family Amphitheater*
July 26 — Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center*
July 27 — Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s*
July 28 — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
July 29 — Denver, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens*
August 1 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
August 2 — Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak*
August 5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
September 7 — New Albany, OH @ A&F Challenge
September 10 — Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
September 13 — Washington DC @ DC9
September 14 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
September 15 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
September 16 — Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
September 18 — Toronto, ONT @ Drake Hotel
September 20 — Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House
September 21 — Fishers, IN @ Fishers Plate Amphitheatre+
September 22 — Evanston, IL @ SPACE
September 28 — Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
October 1 — Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
October 2 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
October 4 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
October 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre

* with Guster
+ with Manchester Orchestra

Listen and buy Countries here.

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www.vanwilliammusic.com

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BILLY F GIBBONS NEW SOLO ALBUM FROM ZZ TOP GUITARIST/VOCALIST AND ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

 

THE BIG BAD BLUES FEATURES BFG ORIGINALS AND CLASSIC BLUES COVERS

WATCH THE SMOKIN’ NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR BILLY’S
 ROLLIN’ AND TUMBLIN’

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2018 –
Concord Records is releasing The Big Bad Blues, ZZ Top legend Billy F Gibbons’ second-ever solo release, on September 21, 2018. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavoured solo album, Perfectamundo.

The Big Bad Blues, as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons’ lifelong love of the blues and rock & roll, showcasing the blues-influenced vocals and guitar licks that have together served as the foundation for his numerous hits over the past five decades. The album features 11 tracks balancing some classic covers like Rollin’ and Tumblin’ and Standing Around Crying, along with some of Billy’s signature new blues originals.

We successfully made our way through those uncharted waters with the Cubano flavor of Perfectamundo and completed the journey,” says Gibbons in distinguishing The Big Bad Blues from its predecessor. “The shift back to the blues is a natural. It’s something which our followers can enjoy with the satisfaction of experiencing the roots tradition and, at the same time, feeling the richness of stretching the art form.”

Gibbons, of course, has long been one of the most important and influential artists to emerge from the blues traditions, carrying it forward in a career honoured by his 2004 induction, with ZZ Top, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As he notes, he was blues-influenced “right from the beginning—and it’s never let up.”

There’s something very primordial within the art form,” he says. “Nobody gets away from the infectious allure of those straight-ahead licks!”

He notes it would take many hours just to scratch the surface surrounding this enduring love affair: “I suspect Jimmy Reed did me in early on. The inventiveness of that high and lonesome sound remains solid and stridently strong to this day. We could go on to mention the lineup of usual suspects, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy, all three Kings [B.B., Albert and Freddie]. The lengthy list of champions are forever carved in stone.

After the success of Perfectamundo, Concord Records president, John Burk, expressed his intent on following up with another artistic offering with a more familiar, bluesy kind of content. “Billy has an incredibly deep knowledge of the great blues tradition and has carried that tradition forward in his music throughout his incredible career. Therefore, it seemed natural to do a project that centered on his musical roots, and the music that so inspired him from the very beginning.”

Gibbons remarked, “We were delighted to follow suit: It’s steeped in the tradition of ‘BFG meets blues giants’ with an adventurous expression to keep it fresh.”

BFG and Burk met in an underground parking garage of a favourite Hollywood bistro from the comforts of JB’s top-down ride, playing some tracks, LOUD, with the music bouncing off the walls beneath a couple floors of raw concrete. Gibbons got the nod.  He and his “greasy” gang of unbridled players were delivering the goods.

From deep in the heart of Texas, our Hammond organ specialist, Mr. Mike Flanigin, stepped forward and accepted the invitation to step from the B3 bench to take on the task of pounding the ivory 88’s,” says Gibbons, adding, “Great piano stuff from Mike ‘The Drifter’ Flanigin. 

Master of the Fender Bass-guitar, Joe Hardy lent his low-down sound with his fearless funkiness, SO fine!

Also, in the mash-up mix, the man-with-the-backbeat-plan, Greg Morrow. G keeps the skins alive and kickin’. And while we’re on that backbeat thang…

 

Matt Sorum steps forward with his super-syncopation, thrashing the skins like no buddies business.

 

Alabama–come-California soulster Austin Hanks, roughs up the riffs with his left-handed six-string electric.  Have mercy!”

 

Gibbons himself shares the harmonica chops with James Harman who has appeared over the years doin’ that Mississippi-sounding thing. “James is the fastidiously fierce follower of the real deal when it comes to blowing’ the harp.

 

As for the album content, check it out… Hey now!

 

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” he says. “It’s no secret there are several favorites from the way-back starting with not one, but two, from the Bo Diddley catalog [Bring It to Jerome and Crackin’ Up]. We dusted off an old Gretsch Duo-Jet guitar, which put it squarely with that infamous Bo Diddley sound.  Once covered, we made way into another side—a much earlier number from Muddy Waters, Standing Around Crying.  The ragged edges with the meanness of James’ bad self on harp seemed to fit the bill to enter the lineup.

 

As for favourites, Gibbons notes, “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin is a gift from Miz Gibbons. She knows what girls want and laid it out cold.  And Second Line is a definite throwback to many good days and nights down New Orleans way.

 

Other tracks on The Big Bad Blues are easy pickin’, sayin’ it all.  It’s a street affair.”

 

Tour dates to be announced soon. Pre-order The Big Bad Blues.

 

Track list (all songs by Billy F Gibbons except where noted):

1. Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’ (Gilly Stillwater)

2. My Baby She Rocks

3. Second Line

4. Standing Around Crying (Muddy Waters)

5. Let The Left Hand Know…

6. Bring It To Jerome (Jerome Green)

7. That’s What She Said

8. Mo’ Slower Blues

9. Hollywood 151

10. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Muddy Waters)

11. Crackin’ Up (Bo Diddley)

 

www.billygibbons.com

 

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PLAIN WHITE T’S RELEASE LIGHT UP THE ROOM AND LOW

NEW STUDIO ALBUM PARALLEL UNIVERSE OUT AUGUST 24TH

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2018 –
Happy Friday! Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum alt-pop band, Plain White T’s have just released two new tracks from their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Parallel Universe (produced by Matt Squire [Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco)]. The songs, Light Up The Room and Low, serve as the latest dual-release from the band, and these are two of our absolute favourites.  The effervescent Light Up The Room proves bright and brilliant with its danceable grooves and massive refrain that will have you dancing into the weekend, and the heartbreakingly honest, Low, shows a much darker side of the often upbeat band. Listen HERE and get ready for the release of Parallel Universe on August 24th via Fearless Records.

Parallel Universe is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and each pre-order will include an instant download of Bonnie I Want You and lead single Your Body.

Stay tuned for more exciting Plain White T’s news in the coming weeks!

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ABOUT PLAIN WHITE T’s:
Since emerging in 1997, the GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum Chicago quintet – Tom Higgenson [vocals], Tim Lopez [lead guitar, vocals], Dave Tirio [rhythm guitar], Mike Retondo [bass], and De’Mar Hamilton [drums] – has amassed an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, spanning two gold-certified offerings, All That We Needed (2005), and Every Second Counts (2006), and unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum, 1,2,3,4, and platinum, Rhythm of Love. Among the discography, Hey There Delilah went quadruple-platinum, topped the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a pair of 2008 GRAMMY Award nominations in the categories of “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” Along the way, the five-piece logged countless miles on the road in front of sold out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe. After a whirlwind tour cycle supporting 2015’s American Nights, the guys hunkered down and began writing the ideas that would eventually comprise Parallel Universe, slated for an August 2018 release. The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions. 

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ST. LUCIA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM HYPERION ON SEPTEMBER 21 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

LEAD SINGLE WALKING AWAY OUT TODAY

 

US HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF ON ALBUM RELEASE DAY

 

Toronto, ON – July 20, 2018 – Brooklyn indie-pop group St. Lucia will release their forthcoming third album Hyperion on Friday, September 21 via Columbia Records. Produced by Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode) and mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Oasis), Hyperion is available for pre-order HERE. The 11-track album features A Brighter Love, Paradise Is Waiting, and the newly-released lead single Walking Away. See full tracklisting below and listen to Walking Away, HERE.

 

Grobler says of the song: “Damn, ‘Walking Away’ has been in the works for a really long time. I wrote it with Nicky [Paul] and Ross [Clark] from the band before we even started recording our last album Matter, and we actually played it a handful of times on our last tour almost 3 years ago. The song came together super quickly and what you hear in this final version is about 60% the original demo-- we just had to replace the Daft Punk loop we wrote on top of with something else, so that took about 4 years. And here it is, our funky beast.”

 

St. Lucia will embark on a headline tour across North America in support of the release of Hyperion this fall. The extensive run kicks off on September 21 with two shows at New York City’s brand new 3200-capacity Pier 17, and includes stops in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and more. Now Now, The Night Game, Arkells and Honors will open select shows on the tour. Tickets are on sale now, see full routing below.

 

Hyperion is the follow-up to St. Lucia’s 2016 album Matter, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon and many more.

 

HYPERION TRACKLIST:

1.     Bigger

2.     A Brighter Love

3.     Paradise Is Waiting

4.     Walking Away

5.     Tokyo

6.     Gun

7.     China Shop

8.     Last Dance

9.     Full Moon Rising

10. Next To You

11. You Should Know Better

 

ST. LUCIA ON TOUR:

09/21 - New York, NY - Pier 17 (SOLD OUT)

09/22 - New York, NY - Pier 17

10/02 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *

10/03 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall *

10/04 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre *

10/05 - Minneapolis, MN - Music Hall Minneapolis

10/08 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre ^

10/09 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^

10/10 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox ^

10/12 - Sonoma, CA - Old Redwood Barn ^

10/13 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades ^

10/14 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall ^ (SOLD OUT)

10/15 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall ^  (JUST ADDED)

10/17 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^

10/19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo ^

10/20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues ^

10/21 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom #

10/23 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater #

10/25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Jones Assembly #

10/26 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall #

10/27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn

10/28 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall #

10/30 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan #

10/31 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage #

11/02 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground #

11/03 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre

11/05 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club #

11/07 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) #

11/09 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall +

11/10 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes #

11/11 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place #

11/12 - Boston, MA - Royale #

 

*with Now, Now

^with The Night Game

#with Arkells

+with Honors

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WILD RIVERS INDIE-FOLKERS DEBUT FOOT-STOMPING I WON’T BE BACK VISUALS

WATCH NOW VIA POPMATTERS

EIGHTY-EIGHT EP AVAILABLE NOW

US TOUR DATES THIS SUMMER


I Won't Be Back is a folk-tinged scorcher that bookends the five-track EP with a declarative bang, sounding as fiery and definitive in its message as its name would imply.PopMatters

“...a gorgeous little gem with some seriously haunting melodies”Fuzzy Logic

“Effortless vocals deliver meaningful lyrics while being backed up by powerful yet relaxing instrumentals”Farsighted

Toronto, ON – July 19, 2018 – Wild Rivers
– the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul” - are releasing an official video for I Won’t Be Back, a highlight from their recently released Eighty-Eight EP. The video, debuting exclusively via PopMatters, follows the group in a Bohemian bonfire atmosphere, staying true to the band’s 1970s influences.

I Won’t Be Back is an optimistic breakup anthem that showcases Wild Rivers’ blending of storytelling and melodies. When talking about the story behind the lyrics, the band clarifies that the track “is about coming to terms with a finished relationship, and the mixed feelings that can come with that. We wanted the tone of the video to capture both sides, the sadness over lost love as well as the celebration of a fresh start.”

Along with the release of the Eighty-Eight EP, the band is also gearing up for a scattering of US tour dates, including stops in New York, Los Angeles and Denver, plus some of the country’s best folk festivals, see below for dates and details!

Wild Rivers is composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass). Over three years, the Toronto-based band has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful connection with listeners. Coming from all different musical backgrounds, all four members find inspiration in iconic pop artists of the 1970s, from Fleetwood Mac to James Taylor to Neil Young, and manage to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with a modern approach to melody.

CATCH WILD RIVERS LIVE:
August 3 - Rochester NY - Rochester Public Market
August 5 - Fairfield CT - StageOne
August 7 - Exton PA - Eagleview Concert Series
August 8 - New York NY - Mercury Lounge
August 9 - Washington DC - Union Stage
August 11 - Bethlehem PA - Musikfest
August 24 - Ontonagon MI - Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
August 26-27 - Fayetteville AR - Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 16 - Asheville NC - Isis Music Hall
September 18 - Charlotte NC - Evening Muse
September 19 - Carrboro NC - Cat’s Cradle Back Room
September 20 - Atlanta GA - Eddie’s Attic
September 22-23 - Franklin TN - Pilgrimage Festival
September 24 - Dallas TX - Cambridge Room
September 26 - Phoenix AZ - Last Exit Live
September 27 - San Diego CA - Voodoo Room @ HOB
September 30 - Los Angeles CA - Moroccan Lounge
October 1 - San Francisco CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
October 2 - Portland OR - Mission Theatre
October 3 - Seattle WA - Barboza
October 5 - Spokane WA - The Bartlett
October 6 - Bozeman MT - Live from the Divide
October 7 - Denver CO - Lost Lake
October 10 - Ames IA - Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State
October 11 - Iowa City IA - The Mill
October 12 - Chicago IL - Martyrs

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RACHEL BECK SHARES ENCHANTING NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE HEARTS ON FIRE

VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY ON EXCLAIM.CA

EASTERN CANADIAN TOUR KICKS OFF TODAY IN MONTREAL

NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – July 18, 2018 – This spring, singer-songwriter, Rachel Beck, released her self-titled, debut solo album. Today, she embarks on an eastern Canadian tour, which will treat audiences in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes (full details below), to captivating live performances of the new songs. To kick off the tour, Rachel has released a stunning new music video for her single, Hearts On Fire. Premiering today on Exclaim.ca, the video was created in collaboration with ECMA award-winning director, Jenna MacMillan, filmed in Rachel’s home-province, PEI, and features a cast of her friends and loved ones. 

"At the heart of it, this song is about living in the moment,” comments Rachel. “Filming this video was such a rush, because my friends and I did exactly that. We leapt off a bridge into water that was 4°C (thank goodness for wetsuits!), ventured out to cliffs overlooking the ocean, and set off fireworks on the beach at sunset. In hindsight, it may not have been the best idea to shoot a summer video in early May, but the wildness of it added to the fun."  

Hearts On Fire comes from Rachel’s first solo venture – her self-titled album, released in March of this year. The track follows the first single, Reckless Heart, which 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:
July 18 - Quai des Brumes, Montréal, QC (w/ Adyn Townes)
July 19 - Old Church Theatre, Trenton, ON
July 20 - Mahtay Cafe, Saint Catharines, ON
July 21/22 - Home County Music and Art Festival, London, ON
July 22 - Silence Sounds, Guelph, ON
July 23 - The Casbah, Hamilton, ON (w/ Nathan Fleet and Gillian Nicola)
July 26 - Burdock, Toronto, ON (w/ My Father's Son)
July 27 - Holy Whale Brewery, Alma, NB
July 28 - Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song,
Lockeport, NS
July 29 - Trailside Cafe, Mount Stewart, PE (w/ Elise Besler)

“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

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DOWNLOAD – eastern tour poster

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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THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE REVEALS THE 2018 SHORT LIST

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2018 Short List.

The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List is:

Alvvays – Antisocialites
Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main
Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Hubert Lenoir – Darlène
Partner – In Search Of Lost Time
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – The Average Savage
U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited
Weaves – Wide Open

“Many jurors expressed their difficulty narrowing down their ballots. The diligence that went into their listening and consideration produced an incredible Short List,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan. “These 10 titles traverse language and culture and highlight the beauty and richness of Canada's musical life in 2018.”

The announcement took place earlier today at CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, ON and was announced by CBC Music Mornings host and Polaris juror, Raina Douris. Douris will also host the Polaris Music Prize Gala, which will be held at The Carlu in Toronto on September 17 and live-streamed at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

Following today's announcement, Raina Douris, host of Mornings on CBC Music, will moderate a live round table discussion via CBCMusic.ca/polaris and on the CBC Music Facebook page at 10:45 a.m. ET. Jury members, Erin Lowers, Guillaume Moffet and Melissa Vincent, will weigh in on this year's Short List and debate who could take home the top prize this September. Later this evening, Drive host, Rich Terfry, will share the songs and stories behind the Polaris Music Prize Short List on CBC Music at 6 p.m. (6:30 NT). Visit cbcmusic.ca/polaris for more information and Polaris Music Prize coverage.   

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 2018 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2018 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. 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 convenes on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

Past winners have included 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).

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 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

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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS DÉVOILE
LA COURTE LISTE 2018

Toronto, ON – Le mardi 17 juillet 2018

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé les 10 albums qui forment la courte liste de 2018.

Voici la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2018:

Alvvays - Antisocialites
Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main
Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Pierre Kwenders - MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Partner - In Search Of Lost Time
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - The Average Savage
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Weaves - Wide Open

« Plusieurs jurés ont exprimé à quel point il a été difficile de choisir cinq albums pour leur bulletin de vote. Grâce à leur écoute assidue et l’importance qu’ils ont accordée au processus, nous nous retrouvons avec une incroyable courte liste », a dit Katherine Duncan, représentante du jury Polaris. « Ces 10 titres transcendent les langues et les cultures, et mettent en lumière la beauté et la richesse du paysage musical canadien en 2018. »

Le dévoilement a eu lieu plus tôt aujourd’hui au CBC Broadcasting Centre à Toronto, ON, et a été annoncé par Raina Douris, animatrice de l’émission CBC Music Mornings et membre du jury Polaris. Douris animera également le gala du Prix de musique Polaris, qui aura lieu le 17 septembre au Carlu à Toronto et qui sera diffusé en direct sur cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

Suivant l’annonce d’aujourd’hui, Raina Douris, animatrice de CBC Music Mornings, modérera une table ronde diffusée en direct sur le CBCMusic.ca/polaris et sur la page Facebook de CBC Music à compter de 10h45 ET. Les jurés Erin Lowers, Guillaume Moffet et Melissa Vincent se prononceront sur la courte liste de cette année et feront part de leurs prédictions quant au grand gagnant du Polaris 2018. En soirée, l’animateur de Drive, Rich Terfry, partagera des chansons et l’histoire des albums nommés sur la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris sur les ondes de CBC Music dès 18h (18h30 NT). Visitez le cbcmusic.ca/polaris pour plus d’information et pour toute la couverture du Prix de musique Polaris.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année, jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums. De plus, chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste 2018 recevra 3 000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

Pour être admissible au Prix de musique Polaris 2018, un album doit être paru entre le 1er juin 2017 et le 31 mai 2018. 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 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).

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

À propos de CBC/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

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MIKAELA DAVIS’ DEBUT ALBUM DELIVERY IS “EXQUISITE,” “SPECTACULAR,” “STUNNING” AND OUT NOW ON ROUNDER RECORDS

BROOKLYN BABY’S ALL RIGHT RELEASE SHOW JULY 26 + FALL HEADLING TOUR INCLUDING TORONTO DATE

Toronto, ON – July 16, 2018 –
Rising harpist/singer/pianist/songwriter Mikaela Davis’ debut album Delivery was released Friday on Rounder Records and has been met with raves, and coverage from WFUV, WXPN, Ladygunn and GirlBoss, MOJO, the BBC, Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and much more.  The John Congleton-produced LP finds Davis, a classically trained musician, unspooling her sweet and salty songs in a hypnotic whorl of sparkling harp and fuzzed out pop exploration.

Mikaela and her band of longtime friends will celebrate Delivery with shows in Brooklyn July 26 at Baby’s All Right and in her hometown of Rochester, NY on August 11.  She just announced an overseas and U.S. fall headlining run and recently wrapped up a month-long, sold-out national tour with Lake Street Dive.  She’s previously toured with Bon Iver, San Fermin, the Punch Brothers, Watkins Family Hour, The Staves and more. Watch her music video for Other Lover and read a Q&A with Ladygunn here. She also recently released her thrilling solo harp version of Elliott Smith’s Half Right recently, listen to it here.

 

RAVES FOR DELIVERY:

"Spectacular...Davis secures her place amongst 2018's new wave of female rockers; sliding in next to Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy and Phoebe Bridgers" - Dork


"Blends ethereal, acid-soaked Polaroid images of the 1970s with a David Lynch-ian dreamscape" - Ladygunn


"Fearless...clear-eyed and varicolored" - Slant


"Prodigiously talented" - Girlboss


"Exquisite" - WXPN The Key

 

Never fails to enchant” – Clash Magazine


A sonic and stunning 10-track, genre-bending record” – Uproxx

 

"What sets Davis apart is her ability to create unexpected symbiosis...[she] pushes the harp beyond the symphony" - Exclaim!


"Incredible...puts [the listener] further under her spell with every pluck" – Bandsintown


TOUR DATES:

July 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby's All Right

August 11 – Rochester, NY – Abilene Bar & Lounge

September 19 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg

September 24 – Baden, CH – Royal

September 25 – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn (w/ S. Carey)

September 26 – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up

September 28 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

September 29 – Brussels, BE – Witloofbar

October 1 – London, UK – Omeara

October 2 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen

October 3 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

October 4 – Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint

October 5 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana

October 10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott

October 11 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom

October 13 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy

October 15 – Washington, DC – DC9

October 16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom

October 19 – Nashville, TN – The Basement

October 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

October 23 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

October 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

October 27 – Toronto, ON – The Drake

 

Apple Music: http://found.ee/MDDelivery_Apple

iTunes: http://found.ee/MDDelivery_iTunes

Spotify: http://found.ee/MDDeliveryAlbum_Spotify

Amazon: http://found.ee/MDDelivery_Amzn

Google Play: http://found.ee/MDDelivery_Google

Pivot: http://found.ee/MikaelaDavis_Delivery

D2C: http://found.ee/MD_D2C

 

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CKY RELEASE WIPING OFF THE DEAD MUSIC VIDEO

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER WITH SLAVES,
ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM
WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER


NEW LP THE PHOENIX OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – July 16, 2018 –  CKY (Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis)  have released a brand new music video for their track, Wiping Off The Dead, from their most recent LP, The Phoenix. Directed by Dave Causa, this is the third music video we've seen from the band off their current release. 

"Our good friend Dave Causa filmed us rehearsing for our UK tour last summer and the end result was us making a badass music video," says drummerm Jess Margera. "It was filmed before we ever played a single show for the release of our album. Thank you, Dave, and thank you CKY alliance! Enjoy this great video from the archives."

CKY is headed back out on the road this summer on a co-headlining run with SLAVES, and additional support coming from Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am. Tickets and a limited number of VIP meet and greet packages are available now. VIP packages will include meet and greets, exclusive merch items, autographs and more. The band will also be doing highlighted performances on select festival dates such as Lollapalooza, Sturgis bike rally, Psycho Las Vegas, and Blue Ridge Rockfest!

CKY released The Phoenix last summer via Entertainment One (eOne). The all-new LP is the first release since the band put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly-regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

The band initially released the Replaceable single earlier last summer exclusively via SiriusXM's OCTANE channel, Head For A Breakdown via CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, and Days Of Self Destruction (Feat. Brent Hinds) before that. All can be streamed below.

Last October, CKY released a music video for the single Head For A Breakdown, directed by The Costa Sisters. The video was shot in and around London during the band's near sell-out run earlier last year. Previously, their music video for Replaceable was released exclusively via LOUDWIRE and produced/directed by JOFFco.

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership and musical and personal chemistry by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively.

CKY is Chad I Ginsburg - Jess Margera - Matt Deis

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
July 18 - Thornville, OH @ Gathering of the Juggalos*
July 20 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall*
July 21 - Huntington, WV @ V Club*
July 22 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East*
July 24 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s Live*
July 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage*
July 27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
July 28 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
July 29 - Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
July 31 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
August 1 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
August 2 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
August 3 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza*
August 4 - Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
August 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
August 7 - Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
August 8 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabes
August 9 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
August 10 - Sturgis, SD @ Iron Horse Saloon (formerly Easyriders Saloon)*
August 11 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
August 12 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre*
August 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
August 15 - Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
August 16 - Portland, OR @ Dante’s
August 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas*
August 19 - Tempe, Az @ The Marquee
August 21 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Backroom
August 23 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
August 24 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
August 25 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
August 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
August 29 - Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts
August 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
August 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
September 1 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Upstairs)
September 2 - Concord, VA @ DeVault Vineyards
* = No Slaves

WATCH
Head For A Breakdown: bit.ly/2LajKkf  
Replaceable:
bit.ly/2L0KJiZ
Days of Self Destruction: bit.ly/2KZEnAg

'The Phoenix, CKY's first since 2009, seems to reconcile with the past and looks at their new direction forward." NOISEY

"True to form rip-fest that will draw longtime CKY fans back and new fans in."  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“[‘The Phoenix’] sees Chad I Ginsburg assuming vocal duties on top of guitar, but his transition is a successful one. And "The Phoenix", goddamn it, is fun.” 8.5/10 BLABBERMOUTH

"'The Phoenix' is stark and bold, stirring and unapologetic, a true
testament to rock's power in today's landscape.” 10/10 OUTBURN MAGAZINE

"The band has managed to stay true to their original direction while also remaining fresh and relevant." 4.5/5 NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

"Chad I Ginsburg slides perfectly into the singer role, spitting 
venom through The Phoenix's eight kiss-off anthems." ALTERNATIVE PRESS

"when CKY 2.0 hits, they're hitting hard – this is a spacey stoner ballad ['Head For A Breakdown'] at its absolute finest." METAL INJECTION

"The Phoenix marks a strong and triumphant comeback for
these rock vets." HEAVY MUSIC HQ

Purchase THE PHOENIX digitally here: www.2lin.cc/ThePhoenix
Purchase THE PHOENIX physically here: www.shopbenchmark.com/cky

About Entertainment One
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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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RUSTON KELLY’S NEW SINGLE MOCKINGBIRD PREMIERES ACROSS CMT, MTVU AND MTV LIVE

DEBUT ALBUM DYING STAR OUT SEPTEMBER 7th

FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – July 16, 2018 – The official music video for Ruston Kelly’s new single, Mockingbird, has premiered across Viacom platforms in an unprecedented partnership between CMT Music, MTVU and MTV Live. Watch/share here.

Of the song and video, Kelly shares, “I wrote Mockingbird in a Dominican hotel, on the edge of a bed, at like six in the morning. I needed a release from a cyclical pattern of a doomed relationship. The kind that leaves you with less than what you went in with. But, what directors Stephen Kinigopoulos and Alexa King reminded me with their proposed story about a single mother, is even though I write about my own personal situations, it’s also everyone’s story: the human condition, our connected plight in a mad world. Regardless of how it’s expressed, we all struggle through something with hope on the other side. That’s this song and that’s this video. That’s also why I fell in love working with them immediately.”

Mockingbird is from Kelly’s highly anticipated full-length debut album, Dying Star, which will be released September 7 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order.

Already receiving widespread acclaim, the album’s first track, Jericho, recently premiered to widespread critical praise (watch/share the video here). Stereogum calls it, “… a warmly melancholy acoustic ballad in the vein of A.A. Bondy, Justin Townes Earle, or early Ryan Adams. It’s about learning to stand up for what you believe in, which seems as relevant now as ever. Kelly manages the feat of keeping his rich arrangement relatively minimal, so that when background vocals or harmonica rise up in the mix they really stand out.” Additionally, Rolling Stone declares, “Jericho finds Kelly channeling the dark minimalism of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska with a stark guitar-and-a-harmonica aesthetic,” while EARMILK states, “His unique voice contains this gentle raspiness that makes the vocal delivery of each track both haunting and comforting, while his complex guitar work adds to the overall catchy melodies.”

Dying Star was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. It includes 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly and features Kelly (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone, harmonica), Jarrad K (12-string guitar, background vocals, electric guitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion), Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.

Of the album, Kelly comments, “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering…which probably sounds totally depressing, but it’s actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you’ve gotta go into that darkness—you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That’s the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we’ve been given.”

In support of the new album, Kelly will embark on a headline tour this fall including stops at New York’s Mercury Lounge, Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle, Atlanta’s Vinyl, Chicago’s Schubas Tavern, Los Angeles’ Hotel Café and Seattle’s Sunset Tavern among many others. See below for complete details.

The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whose debut EP, Halloween, was released last April to widespread acclaim. Of the music, Rolling Stone praised, “…shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his love of the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: it’s Americana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung by someone who spins a little heavy metal too,” while the HuffPost declared, “simultaneously current and effortlessly timeless.”

Born in South Carolina, Kelly started playing guitar under the guidance of his dad, Tim “TK” Kelly, a pedal steel guitarist who now performs in his band. Since his father worked for a paper mill and often changed job locations, Kelly grew up frequently moving, living everywhere from Alabama to Belgium, including time in Michigan—where the young one-time figure skater went to train with an Olympic coach in the hope of furthering his career, and where he first began writing songs. At 17, he moved to Nashville to live with his sister and went on to land a publishing deal with BMG Nashville, placing songs with several high-profile artists.

TOUR DATES
August 11—Hutto, TX—KOKEFEST
September 23—Indianapolis, IN—Holler On The Hill Festival
October 13—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival 
October 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge*
October 25—Allston, MA—Great Scott*
October 26—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle*
October 27—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java*
October 28—Richmond, VA—The Camel*
October 30—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl*
November 2—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar*
November 3—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern*
November 7—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café*
November 8—San Francisco, CA—Hotel Utah Saloon*
November 10—Portland, OR—Bunk Bar*
November 11—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern*
November 14—Denver, CO—Globe Hall*
*with support from Katie Pruitt

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ICE NINE KILLS VISIT CRYSTAL LAKE IN THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY VIDEO

NEW ALBUM THE SILVER SCREAM OUT VIA

FEARLESS RECORDS ON OCTOBER 5

 

BAND APPEARING ON FINAL TRAVELING EDITION OF

THE VANS WARPED TOUR ALL SUMMER

 

Toronto, ON – July 13, 2018 – In Ice Nine Kill’s bloody universe, the term “TGIF” takes on a whole new meaning! The band has just issued the new 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 song will appear on Ice Nine Kill's upcoming album The Silver Scream, out Friday, October 5 via Fearless Records. All of the album's 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics. The physical pre-order is available here


The band previously shared the 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 ScreamWatch it here.


The band is spending its summer on the final traveling edition of the Vans Warped Tour and will appear on all dates, which run through August 5. All INK summer tour dates are below.


Ice Nine Kills — Spencer Charnas [vocals], Justin DeBlieck [vocals, guitar, keyboards], and Justin Morrow [guitar, bass]— hit the studio with producer Drew Fulk [Motionless In White, Pop Evil] in Los Angeles in early 2018 and recorded The Silver Scream.

 
Through the art of intricate song writing and elaborate storytelling, the Boston band has mastered the ability to engage and captivate listeners. Seamlessly weaving aggressive post-hardcore with soaring melodies, the band utilizes multi-textured guitar hooks, a dual vocal attack, complex orchestral arrangements and a pummeling rhythm section, which grabs the listener by the throat and refuses to let go.


The group's 2015 offering, Every Trick In the Book, paid homage to a classic literary work and became Ice Nine Kills' biggest to date, bowing at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and in the Top 5 of the Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums charts. Ice Nine Kills lived on the road, touring with I Prevail, Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Wage War, and more.

 
In the end, Ice Nine Kills carve up a big screen-worthy escapism of the highest order and reach a new level in the process with The Silver Scream.

 

ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR:

July 13 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
July 14 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
July 15 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre
July 16 — Burgettstown, PA — Keybank Pavilion
July 17 — Toronto, ON — The Flats at Budweiser Stage
July 18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
July 19 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
July 20 — Detroit, MI — Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 21 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 22 — Shakopee, MN — Canterbury Park
July 23 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater
July 24 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 25 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake PAC
July 26 — Scranton, PA — The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 27 — Mansfield, MA — XFINITY Center
July 28 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 29 — Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 30 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 31 — Atlanta, GA — Celliris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 2 — Jacksonville, FL — The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park

August 3 — Orlando, FL — Tinker Field

August 4 — Tampa, FL — Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater

August 5 — West Palm Beach, FL — Coral Sky Amphitheatre

 

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MEGATIVE PREMIERES NEW SINGLE MEGATIVE NO FEAR VIA LARGEUP

SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT JULY 27 ON LAST GANG RECORDS

PRE-ORDER NOW

FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOWS ACROSS ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

Toronto, ON – July 12, 2018 – Fresh off a tremendous performance at Montreal Jazz Fest, New York City collective, MEGATIVE, premiered their new single, Megative No Fear, via LargeUp prior to its official release, leading in to their self-titled, debut album arriving July 27th on Last Gang Records. In addition, MEGATIVE has announced fall tour dates, including Chicago, Toronto, Washington, DC and New York. See complete list of dates below.

Featuring vocalist Tim Fletcher (The Stills) and producer/bassist, Gus Van Go (Me, Mom & Morgentaler), with producer/mixer/songwriting tandem, Likeminds, aka Jesse Singer and Chris Soper (Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Snoop Dog, Kanye West), plus legendary dancehall veteran, Screechy Dan (co-founder of Ruff Entry Crew), MEGATIVE’s music is an addictive pulse shot through with the immediacy of the moment.

Fusing the spirit of late-70s UK punk and reggae with today’s sense of urgency and foreboding to create a deep, dense, subterranean dub, MEGATIVE aspire to stand up tall amidst the noise and confusion of the world with a big, bold, defiant sound.  Part Gorillaz, part The Clash, laced with King Tubby-style dub FX, and swirling sirens straight out of Jah Shakka’s sound system, MEGATIVE is the sound of all these jamming together in an underground basement after-party at the end of the world.

MEGATIVE emerged in 2017 with first single More Time, b/w a cover of The Clash’s Ghetto Defendant, performing live through the northeast of the U.S. and Canada - More Time was remixed by Mike Skinner of The Streets along with Dubmatix.

Since the beginning of 2018, MEGATIVE has released a string of singles, Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To), One Day This Will Be Gone and Have Mercy, returning to the road this spring and now summer, including Festival D’ete in Quebec and Hillside Festival this week.

With echoes of Two-Tone, UK-punk, the trance of nocturnal dub and the aggressive insistence of modern hip-hop, these are songs that fuse space-and-time with the vibe of a monstrous global megacity sprawl… an urban ghost-walk through the haunted negative space that exists invisible within the accelerating hyper-noise of incessant information.  “There’s a lot of great music out there, but what we missed was the bass-heavy grooves and delay-soaked effects of ’70’s reggae and dub, along with the biting wit of the early UK punk scene. The mission is clear,” Van Go explains. “We aim to inject American mainstream culture with the idea that these sounds are not some retro, clichéd thing. They can be dark, ominous, and also lyrically relevant and challenging.” 

Lyrical themes of paranoia and existential dread, and doomsday prophesying as a warning call to social consciousness and awakening from the great ignorance of our time, flood the record from start to finish. A call for the brave living in dark ages.  “The world is in an unprecedented state of precariousness, and the lives we lead in this age of extremity — and our absurd, heart-breaking grasping for meaning, for connection, for some sense of a common shared humanity in this age — that yearning is what creates our songs”, adds Fletcher. “And its byproduct becomes more than just positive or negative…  it’s MEGATIVE.”

LISTEN – Have Mercy: bit.ly/2IofVGP
WATCH – One Day…All This Will Be Gone – in-studio version: youtu.be/HvLiLvWFC1Y
WATCH – Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To): youtu.be/ccCvJ7bP1s0
WATCH – More Time: bit.ly/2GMj6oo

TOUR DATES:
July 12 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D'été de Quebec
July 14 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

September 25 – Chicago, IL – Cobra
September 27 – London, ON – Rum Runners
September 28 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
September 29 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware

October 11 – Washington, DC –  Black Cat
October 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

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DENZEL CURRY ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE DATE AND SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR CLOUT COBAIN

TA13OO DUE JULY 25 THROUGH 27
VIA ULT / LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCED
WITH SHOWS IN TORONTO AND MONTREAL IN OCTOBER

Toronto, ON – July 12, 2018 – Today, Denzel Curry is back to share a new video. Clout Cobain follows Denzel's previously-released tracks, Percs and Sumo, and the visual finds Denzel at the centre of a twisted, drug-addled circus as he contemplates the cyclical nature of temporary fame and being a pawn in the hands of the industry. The visual's concept is by Denzel Curry, Mark Maturah, and director, Zev Deans, serving as a statement of the juxtaposition artists struggle with today, attempting to be themselves while being under constant scrutiny to entertain and follow trends to stay afloat and hold on to "clout." Denzel acts as that centerpiece in this metaphor. He's the star of the show as the clown, but under the control of the ringmaster and at the discretion of the crowd. Clout Cobain is an inspirational wake-up call to fellow artists and their fans that this cyclical modern day minstrel show does end lives prematurely and ultimately, it’s the artists who can break the influence of the industry's ringmasters.

Along with the visual, Denzel is announcing that his highly-anticipated third album, TA13OO, will be released in three acts. The first act, Light, will be released on July 25th, followed by Gray on July 26th, and Dark on July 27th. Each previously-released single represents one of the album's acts, as Sumo represents Light, Clout Cobain represents Gray, and Percs represents Dark, which come together cohesively to form TA13OO. Denzel will be sharing the new music on stage, as he announces his world tour in support of the album, with stops in Toronto and Montreal in October. Denzel will be sharing the new music on stage, as he announces his world tour in support of the album, with stops in Toronto and Montreal in October. US tour tickets are on sale tomorrow (July 13th), with tickets for the European leg on sale July 18th.  See full routing below.  

Across the three sections of TA13OO, Denzel explores topics including molestation, the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music and personal tales of his own near death experiences. Sonically, the album ranges just as widely as its subject matter, sounds of paranoia, fear of loss, brooding melancholy and mood swings straight from hell all find their way onto TA13OO, making this Denzel's most groundbreaking musical performance to date.

TA13OO is the first long form 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. The album bridges the gap between the older generation of hip hop and the budding generation of SoundCloud rappers that he helped birth in sound and style, all while commanding respect from them both with lethal lyricism and deeply personal storytelling.

Watch Clout Cobain above. Find the previously released Percs and Sumo, full tour routing and more info on TA13OO below, and stay tuned for more from Denzel Curry.

Watch Clout Cobain: found.ee/DC_CobainYouTube

PREVIOUSLY:
Percs: found.ee/DC_PercsYouTube
Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

Denzel Curry - TA13OO World Tour
August 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Afropunk Festival
September 7 - Israel, Lehavot HaBashan @ Meteor Festival
September 8 - France, Bordeaux @ Climax Festival
September 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
September 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency
September 24 - Portland, OR @ Wonder
September 25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
September 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
September 9 - Detroit, MI @ Self Help Festival
October 1 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
October 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue|
October 4 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
October 5 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide
October 7 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral

October 10 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
October 11 - College Park, MD @ MilkBoy
October 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground
October 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 15 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
October 16 - Orlando, FL @ Celine
October 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
October 20 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
October 21 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
October 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
November 24 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Atlas
November 25 - Moscow, Russia @ Red Club
November 26 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club
November 28 - Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
November 29 - Antwerp Belgium @ Trix
November 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
December 2 - Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
December 3 - Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja Music Zone
December 4 - Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
December 6 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
December 8 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
December 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
December 10 - Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
December 12 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
December 14 - Birmingham, UK @ o2 Institute 3
December 15 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
December 16 - London, UK @ Koko
December 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy

Denzel Curry - TA13OO TRACKLISTING:

Act I. Light
1. TABOO - TA13OO
2. BLACK BALOONS - 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (feat. GOLDLINK - GOLDL1NK)
3. CASH MANIAC - CAZH MAN1AC (feat. NYYJERIA - NYY JER1A)
4. SUMO - ZUMO

Act II. Gray
5. SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN - ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN
6. SWITCH IT UP - ZWITCH 1T UP
7. MAD I GOT IT - MAD 1 GOT 1T
8. SIRENS - Z1RENZ (feat. J.I.D - J1D)
9. CLOUT COBAIN - CLOUT CO13A1N

Act III. Dark
10. THE BLACKEST BALLOON - THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON
11. PERCS - PERCZ
12. VENGEANCE - VENGEANCE (feat. ZILLAKAMI & JPEGMAFIA - Z1LLAKAMI & JPEGMAF1A)
13. BLACK METAL TERRORIST - 13MT
 

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www.ultimatedenzelcurry.com

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AMOS LEE UNVEILS SOULFUL AND CATHARTIC MEDITATION ON LOSS WITH HANG ON, HANG ON

NEW ALBUM MY NEW MOON OUT AUGUST 31 VIA DUALTONE RECORDS

Toronto, ON – July 11, 2018 –
This was the hardest song for me to sing on the album,” says Amos Lee of Hang On, Hang On – the cathartic and soulful ballad at the center of his upcoming My New Moon (August 31 / Dualtone Records). While the record is largely focused on Amos finding strength in the courage of others – from relationships he built through Musicians on Call and the Wounded Warrior Project to inspiration he took from the Parkland survivors - Hang On, Hang On sees Amos use these experiences to work through profound loss in his own life. Written after Amos lost his grandmother, the song is set around the last night he spent with her: “I would’ve stayed forever,” he sings, “but it didn’t work out that way.” Listen to Hang On, Hang On, here.

Already deemed "the most personal and deeply felt of Lee's seven studio albums” by Billboard, My New Moon is a collection centered on hope, optimism and perseverance in the face of hardship. Throughout the record’s ten songs, Amos shares personal experiences that completely altered his perspective on life; from Little Light, the story of a nine-year-old fan he grew close with as she beat cancer, to Whiskey On Ice, dedicated to a couple as they come to terms with unimaginable loss. Despite the heavy subject matter, it's a record aimed to uplift, heal and send a message of hope to the most resilient.

Helping bring Amos’ purposeful vision to life on My New Moon are producer, Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), and an incomparable group of studio aces: multi-instrumentalist, Blake Mills, Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren on keyboards, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Rob Moose on strings and many others. On Hang On, Hang On, it is Ethan Gruska and Jaron Olevsky who team up to create incredible sweeping melodies on keyboard and synthesizer behind Lee’s wistful acoustic.

Amos will tour the U.S. through the fall, including newly announced dates in California this October.

MY NEW MOON TRACKLIST:

  1.  No More Darkness, No More Light
  2.  Louisville
  3.  Little Light
  4.  All You Got Is A Song
  5.  I Get Weak
  6.  Crooked
  7.  Hang On, Hang On
  8.  Don’t Give A Damn Anymore
  9.  Don’t Fade Away

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
July 27 - Park City, UT - Deer Valley Snow Park Amphitheater
July 28 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar Performing Arts Center
July 29 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Strings Music Festival - SOLD OUT
July 31 - Boulder, CO - Chautaqua Auditorium - SOLD OUT
Aug 1 - Denver, CO - Botanical Gardens # - SOLD OUT
Aug 3 - Sandpoint, ID - The Festival at Sandpoint #
Aug 4 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater #
Aug 5 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo #
Aug 8 - Boise, ID - Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden #
Aug 9 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater #
Aug 11 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre Napa #
Aug 12 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery #
Sept 14 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre ^
Sept 15 - Canton, MA - Festival At The Farm
Sept 16 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre ^
Sept 18 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre ^
Sept 20 - Richmond, VA - Innsbrook After Hours at SERVPRO of Richmond Pavilion ^
Sept 21 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater ^
Sept 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival ^
Sept 24 - Lafayette, LA - Heymann Performing Arts Center ^
Sept 25 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre ^
Sept 27 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre ^
Sept 28 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Festival
Oct 1 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center
October 2 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre

# = Bailen supporting
^ = Caitlyn Smith supporting

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HIP HOP ICON LIL KIM RELEASES OFFICIAL SINGLE NASTY ONE TODAY

NEW ALBUM SLATED FOR LATE 2018 RELEASE

Toronto, ON – July 11, 2018 – The Queen Bee is back!  Iconic multi-platinum artist and Grammy winner Lil' Kim releases her official single, Nasty One, today. In addition to putting the finishing touches on her new album slated for a late 2018 release, Kim was recently honoured with a proclamation to New York City for her contribution to hip hop. Listen to Nasty One here.

Her debut studio album, Hard Core, was certified Double Platinum by RIAA and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: No TimeNot Tonight (Ladies Night remix), and Crush on You, making Kim the first female rapper with three consecutive number one singles on Billboard’s Rap songs chart.  Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. and La Bella Mafia, were certified Platinum, making her one of the only female rappers to also have at least three consecutive Platinum albums. She also scored a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit with 2001's Lady Marmalade, featuring Christina Aguilera, Pink, & Mýa.

As an actress, Lil’ Kim has appeared on television shows such as MoeshaThe Game, and her own reality series, Countdown to Lockdown, which, at the time, had the highest-rated premiere in BET's. She appeared in her first major filmShe’s All That, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and the late Paul Walker, which reached #1 at the box office during its first week of release. She then went on to appear in ZoolanderJuwanna Man, Gang of Roses and You Got Served. Additionally, in 2009, Lil’ Kim danced her way into the hearts of millions on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was undoubtedly a fan favourite on the eighth season of the hit show.

Stream and purchase Nasty One below, and stay tuned for more news on Lil’ Kim.

Spotify: spoti.fi/2KOOAiY
iTunes: apple.co/2zu9gaI
Google Play: bit.ly/2KYuzFQ

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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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BREAKOUT WEST 2018 CROSSES BORDERS WELCOMING INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS AND EAST COAST NEIGHBOURS

BREAKOUT WEST 2018 CROSSES BORDERS
WELCOMING INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS
AND EAST COAST NEIGHBOURS

ARTISTS FROM AUSTRALIA, WALES, AND EASTERN CANADA TO SHOWCASE AT THE FESTIVAL IN KELOWNA

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SHOWCASE WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE NOW AT TICKETS.BREAKOUTWEST.CA

Toronto, ON – July 10, 2018 – Western Canada’s eastern neighbours, and friends from across the pond, will be making the trek to BreakOut West this year! Partnering with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Australian Music Week, FOCUS Wales, Wales Arts International (WAI), and the Welsh Government, BreakOut West 2018 will feature artists from Eastern Canada, Wales, and Australia, showcasing during the music festival in October. These acts include: Busby Marou (Rockhampton, Queensland, AUS), Campfire Social (Llangollen, Wales), Kidsmoke (Wrexham, Wales), Like a Motorcycle (Halifax, NS), Motherhood (Fredericton, NB), and Tom West (Adelaide, AUS).

This is the second year that BreakOut West will welcome East Coast artists, as part of their East Meets West partnership with the ECMA. BOW artists performed at the ECMA festival and conference this past year, with eastern acts, Hillsburn, and Dylan Menzie performing at BOW 2017. The initiative has the goal of uniting the far coasts of Canada, to open new markets for artists touring the country.

“We found that so many artists from the east or west were only touring to Ontario or Quebec, and this partnership has shown great success in expanding the rest of Canada to participating bands,” comments Robyn Stewart, Executive Director, Western Canadian Music Alliance.

BreakOut West artists have made the voyage to Australia for the past two years as well to showcase at Australian Music Week, and this will also be the second year that Australian artists have come to the Canadian conference and festival.

While BreakOut West artists have showcased at FOCUS Wales in the past, this will mark the next step in the partnership with FOCUS Wales, Wales Arts International, and the Welsh Government, in supporting Welsh acts to showcase at BOW. 

“FOCUS Wales are delighted to be partnering with BreakOut West for the 2018 edition of the festival this October in Kelowna, BC,” says Andy Jones, Co-Founder & Music Programmer, FOCUS Wales. “This partnership between Wales and western Canada is one that we value a great deal, which sees the best emerging talent from Western Canada showcasing with us in Wales each May, and now, for the first time, we're delighted to be bringing two of our most exciting emerging acts from Wales to showcase during BreakOut West.”

Wristbands for BreakOut West are available now at tickets.breakoutwest.ca and festival-goers can redeem their online purchase of wristbands, prior to the festival, at Milkcrate Records, and Tourism Kelowna Visitors Centre. Information about the festival and conference can be found at breakoutwest.ca and on the BreakOut West 2018 mobile event app, powered by GoLive. Available at Apple and Google Play, the app will be the place to catch announcements as they roll out through the summer. Search BreakOut West 2018 to download the free app to get the latest updates and sneak peeks. 

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

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

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GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV’S NEW ALBUM EVENING MACHINES OUT OCTOBER 5 ON DUALTONE RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE CHEMICALS PREMIERES TODAY

EXTENSIVE FALL TOUR CONFIRMED INCLUDING SOLD OUT SHOW AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

DATES IN EDMONTON, VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Toronto, ON – July 10, 2018 – Gregory Alan Isakov
’s highly anticipated new album, Evening Machines, will be released October 5 and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, his first in partnership with Dualtone Records. The album’s first single, Chemicals, is premiering today. Listen/share HERE.

Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the thirteen-track album was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against). 

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

In celebration of the album, Isakov will embark on an extensive worldwide tour this fall, including a sold out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 30 with special guest Patty Griffin as well as dates at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, Brooklyn’s Warsaw, Amsterdam’s Paradiso and London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. Canadian stops include Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, Liars, praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim including critical notice at NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR Music, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, etc. Of the music, Denver Westword proclaimed, “Bob Dylan once sang, ‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,’ and you don't need to be a singer-songwriter to realize that Isakov has created something truly stunning here.”

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has self-released three full-length studio albums on his independent label Suitcase Town Music with over 370,000 in sales and has toured extensively building a devoted worldwide audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV TOUR DATES:
August 11-12—Edmonton, AB—Edmonton Folk Festival

August 25—Fayetteville, AR—Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 21—Jackson, WY—Pink Garter Theatre*
September 22—Bozeman, MT—Emerson Center for Arts & Culture*
September 23—Missoula, MT—The Wilma*
September 24—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory†
September 25—Spokane, WA—Big Crosby Theater† 
September 26—Billings, MT—Pub Station Ballroom*
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡
October 4—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater^
October 8—Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony
October 9—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre^
October 10—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom^
October 12—Chico, CA—Senator Theater^
October 13—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater^
October 14—San Diego, CA—Music Box^
October 16—Los Angeles, CA—Theatre at Ace Hotel^
October 18—Austin, TX—Emo’s^
October 19—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater^
October 20—Kansas City, MO—The Truman KC^
November 2—Omaha, NE—Sokol Auditorium^
November 3—Iowa City, IA—Englert Theatre§^
November 4—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s^
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue^
November 7—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre^
November 8—Toronto, ON—Mod Club^
November 9—Montreal, QC—L’Astral^

November 10—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall^
November 11—Washington, DC—9:30 Club^
November 12—New York, NY—Irving Plaza^
November 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer^
November 15—Brooklyn, NY—Warsaw^
November 16—Boston, MA—Royale^
November 17— Boston, MA—Royale^
November 20—Brussels, Belgium—Orangerie Botanique
November 21—Hamburg, Germany—Uebel & Gefaehrlich
November 23—Oslo, Norway—John Dee
November 24—Stockholm, Sweden—Nalen
November 25—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA
November 27—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso
November 29—Berlin, Germany—Passionkirche Kreuzberg
November 30—Cologne, Germany—Gloria
December 1—Zurich, Switzerland—Mascotte
December 2—Paris, France—La Maroquinerie
December 4—London, UK—O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
December 5—Bristol, UK—SWX
December 7—Dublin, Ireland—Academy
December 8—Glasgow, Scotland—Saint Luke’s
December 9—Manchester, UK—Academy 3

*with Joshua James
†with Shook Twins (duo)
‡with special guest Patty Griffin
§with Pieta Brown

^ on sale Friday, July 13 at 10:00am local time 

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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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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE RELEASE NEW ALBUM GRAVITY TODAY

WE CAME AS ROMANS + BAD OMENS CONFIRMED AS SUPPORT FOR FALL 2018 U.S. TOUR

TWITTER Q&A SESSION WITH FANS HAPPENING ON RELEASE DAY FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A SESSION PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK

EXPERIENCE AN ENTIRE BFMV SHOW ONLINE THIS WEEKEND

"Gravity is an album of rage and recrimination, counterbalanced with specks of hope and reflection." — Kerrang!

"Gravity sees Bullet once again boldly eyeing up the world’s biggest stages with rejuvenated determination." — Metal Hammer

"Gravity is littered with huge rock songs that could fill a galaxy twice over." — Rock Sound

Toronto, ON – June 29, 2018 – Following over 13 million pre-release streams of singles, Over It, Piece of Me, and Letting You Go, plus 12 million official video streams, Bullet For My Valentine’s new album, Gravity, is now available digitally and physically HERE. Limited edition bundles, including an embossed CD box set, are also available at the same link.

BFMV will be joined by We Came As Romans and Bad Omens on their September and October tour dates, which run from September 13 through October 16. The band will also appear at two premiere fall festivals — RiotFest in September in Chicago and Aftershock on October in Sacramento. Every ticket purchased online for any of the U.S. dates on the upcoming fall tour will include a copy of Gravity. Go HERE for additional details and to buy tickets.

The band will also be connecting directly with their faithful fanbase on release date and beyond. They will participate in a Q&A session with fans on Twitter on Friday, June 29, followed by a Facebook Live Q&A session next week. Fans can tune in and watch the band's performance at Vainstream in Germany on Saturday, June 30, as it will be livestreamed via Facebook.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ON TOUR:
WITH WE CAME AS ROMANS + BAD OMENS
9/13: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's*
9/14-9/16: Chicago, IL @ RiotFest**
9/15: St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
9/18: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
9/20: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroo­m
9/21: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/22: Austin, TX @ Emo's
9/24: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
9/25: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
9/30: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
10/2: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/3: Syracuse, NY @ SI Hall at NYS Fairgrounds
10/4: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/7: Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
10/9: Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
10/10: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/14: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival**
10/16: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
*NO WE CAME AS ROMANS
**FESTIVAL

Watch the video for Letting You Go HERE
Watch the video for Over It HERE

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ICE NINE KILLS TO RELEASE THE SILVER SCREAM VIA FEARLESS RECORDS ON OCTOBER 5

BAND DROPS CINEMATIC VIDEO FOR THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

APPEARING ON FINAL TRAVELING EDITION OF
THE VANS WARPED TOUR ALL SUMMER

Toronto, ON – June 29, 2018 – Ice Nine Kills
will release their new album, The Silver Scream, through Fearless Records on Friday, October 5. The album’s 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics. The physical pre-order is available here.

The band has shared the cinematic video for The American Nightmare, which is a tastefully done homage to director Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. It's a visual and thematic feast for children of the '80s who grew up loving Freddie Krueger, the first film, and its sequels. It's accompanied by a hooky chorus that commands the listener to sing along. Watch it here.

The band is spending its summer on the final traveling edition of the Vans Warped Tour and will appear on all dates, which run through August 5. All INK summer tour dates are below. Fall tour plans will be announced imminently.

Ice Nine Kills — Spencer Charnas [vocals], Justin DeBlieck [vocals, guitar, keyboards], and Justin Morrow [guitar, bass]— hit the studio with producer Drew Fulk [Motionless In White, Pop Evil] in Los Angeles in early 2018 and recorded The Silver Scream.

Through the art of intricate song writing and elaborate storytelling, the Boston band has mastered the ability to engage and captivate listeners. Seamlessly weaving aggressive post-hardcore with soaring melodies, the band utilizes multi-textured guitar hooks, a dual vocal attack, complex orchestral arrangements and a pummeling rhythm section, which grabs the listener by the throat and refuses to let go.

The group's 2015 offering, Every Trick In the Book, paid homage to a classic literary work and became Ice Nine Kills' biggest to date, bowing at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and in the Top 5 of the Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums charts. Ice Nine Kills lived on the road, touring with I Prevail, Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Wage War, and more.

In the end, Ice Nine Kills carve up a big screen-worthy escapism of the highest order and reach a new level in the process with The Silver Scream.

ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR:
June 29 — Las Vegas, NV — Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC)

June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Usana Amphitheatre
July 1 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
July 3 — Maryland Heights, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis
July 5 — Bonner Springs, KS — Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 6 — Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion
July 7 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
July 8 — Houston, TX — NRG Park - Main Street Lot
July 10 — Nashville, TN — Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 12 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 13 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
July 14 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
July 15 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre
July 16 — Burgettstown, PA — Keybank Pavilion
July 17 — Toronto, ON — The Flats at Budweiser Stage
July 18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
July 19 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
July 20 — Detroit, MI — Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 21 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 22 — Shakopee, MN — Canterbury Park
July 23 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater
July 24 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 25 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake PAC
July 26 — Scranton, PA — The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 27 — Mansfield, MA — XFINITY Center
July 28 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 29 — Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 30 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 31 — Atlanta, GA — Celliris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 2 — Jacksonville, FL — The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park

August 3 — Orlando, FL — Tinker Field

August 4 — Tampa, FL — Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater

August 5 — West Palm Beach, FL — Coral Sky Amphitheatre

 

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THE RUBENS NEW ALBUM LO LA RU OUT NOW TO CRITICAL PRAISE

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE NEVER EVER

TOURING WITH P!NK THIS SUMMER AND FALL

Toronto, ON – June 29, 2018 – LO LA RU
, the highly anticipated album from acclaimed Australian band The Rubens is out now. The album features collaborations with Run The Jewels’ production team and Grammy nominated artist, Sarah Aarons (Alessia Cara w/Zedd, Lykke Li and Jessie Ware). The new music continues to receive widespread critical praise and is currently triple j’s featured album of the week. Listen to LO LA RU here.

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. 

In support of the release, the band confirms an extensive forty-date arena tour with PINK in Australia and New Zealand. These shows follow the band’s “Million Man” global tour, which included a run of sold-out dates in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Vancouver, New York City, Toronto and London.

The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Elliott, Zaac and Sam as well as friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. The band’s 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 has also opened for several major acts including Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Grouplove.

Watch the music video for single, Never Ever (ft Sarah Aarons), here.

“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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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA RELEASE DOCUMENTARY I KNOW HOW TO SPEAK

COMPLEMENTED BY THE RELEASE OF THE A BLACK MILE DEMOS EP: A COLLECTION OF EARLY RECORDINGS OF THEIR ACCLAIMED ALBUM A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE  (LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS)

SUMMER HEADLINE SHOWS UNDERWAY AND UPCOMING FESTIVAL DATES INCLUDING SUMMERFEST, LOLLAPALOOZA, OSHEAGA AND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Toronto, ON – June 29, 2018 –
Manchester Orchestra today released a documentary, I Know How To Speak, that offers an exclusive look into the making of their acclaimed 2017 album, A Black Mile To The Surface (Loma Vista Recordings). Hailed as “an artistic triumph” (Exclaim!) and one of 2017's Best Rock Records (Uproxx), the album resulted in their first Top 15 Alternative and #1 AAA charting single, The Gold, as well as a career topping music festival run. The Ted Roach-directed documentary, which premiered during a Spotify Fans First Event earlier this week at Atlanta, GA’s storied Plaza Theatre, shares its name with the band’s recent single (listen HERE) that will be released as a limited edition 7” on August 3rd; pre-order it now here: Vinyl / Bundle. Fans can watch I Know How To Speak by taking a journey to the surface via a unique, immersive digital experience on Manchester Orchestra’s website that features additional behind the scenes footage, Genius album track annotations by singer/guitarist Andy Hull, and previously unreleased demos -- which were also released today as The Black Mile Demos EP (listen via YouTube HERE). Hull said in a statement:

“It’s been nearly one year since we released A Black Mile To The Surface. Since then, so many beautiful things have happened... A worldwide tour of playing these songs to our incredible fans, who have embraced this album in the most heartfelt way and truly moved us beyond words. We are currently in the middle of the craziest summer schedule we’ve had as a band, playing amazing festivals to wonderful crowds all over America, and having more fun than ever.

Today we are releasing two projects at once, something that we have never done before. First, a fly on the wall glimpse of the process of making this album -- the good and the bad, the ups and the downs. I Know How to Speak encompasses the wide range of emotions that the studio process brings, and we hope you enjoy seeing the work behind the scenes. We are also releasing a collection of these songs’ original demos  in their earliest, rawest form. The Black Mile Demos are the seeds of how this all started. The initial, rough-around-the edges recordings, done with one microphone in some distant and often strange locations before they were continued to be worked on in Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain studio.”


Manchester Orchestra - Hull, Robert McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince - will perform next at Milwaukee, WI’s Summerfest on July 8th, with stops at Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, Austin City Limits, and more on the horizon. A current itinerary is below, which includes additional headline shows.

Always seeking to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, the band expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic A Black Mile To The Surface, which features production by Catherine Marks, John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner Dan Hannon. The record showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on Hull and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist McDowell's unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels). The album earned acclaim from outlets including Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, Pitchfork, Vulture, Noisey, and MAGNET, among others, and Manchester Orchestra performed The Gold on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions.

Praise for A Black Mile To The Surface:

"[Manchester Orchestra's] most thrilling album to date" – Pitchfork

"Scoring a film - 2016's Swiss Army Man - inspired the alt-rockers to up the drama on their latest LP. The resulting collection is a mix of sweeping guitars, booming drums, and delightful vocal harmonies." – Entertainment Weekly

"It's the most lyrically intricate and sonically ambitious record that the band have made. It's also their best." – Noisey

"... an artistic triumph, the kind worth regarding as a creative masterwork among their collection." – Exclaim!, 9/10 stars

"Andy Hull & co. have written some of the strongest songs of their career." – Brooklyn Vegan

"...their best album, conjuring the grandiosity of albums like 2009's Mean Everything To Nothing and 2011's Simple Math, but with half the strain and twice as much as grace.” –Uproxx

"One of modern rock's most consistently great bands just raised the bar again." – Alternative Press, 4.5/5 stars

THE BLACK MILE DEMOS EP TRACKLIST:

  1. I Know How To Speak
  2. It’s Amazing
  3. The Gold
  4. No Ears
  5. Each Part
  6. Amplified In The Silence

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

July 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

July 19 - Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest

August 3 - Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga Festival

August 4 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow)

August 5 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

August 7 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

August 8 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom

August 9 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford

August 10 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Bham

August 11-12 - Redmond, WA @ 107.7 The End Summer Camp

October 5 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

October6 - San Bernardino, CA @ Cal Jam

October 12 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

 

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SWEDISH ARTIST TOVE STYRKE ANNOUNCES FALL NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM SWAY

RELEASES NEW LYRIC/PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR SINGLE ON THE LOW

Toronto, ON – June 27, 2018 – Today, Swedish recording artist, Tove Styrke, has announced a fall 2018 North American headline tour in support of brand new album, Sway, out now via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. 

The headline tour, which follows a spring U.S. tour with Lorde and a European run with Katy Perry, is Tove’s first North American headline run since 2015 and is slated to kick off September 29 in Toronto at Velvet Underground.

On the tour, Tove notes, "Sway North America Tour is happening and I couldn’t be more excited! I had the best time opening up for Lorde in the US earlier this year, where I got to visit so many fun cities and this fall I get to go to many of them again + a bunch of other places! It’s gonna be such a party. Can’t wait so sing, dance, hang and sway with you!"

Tove will follow the North American tour with a run of UK dates as well. Tickets for the North American and UK tours will go on sale this Friday, June 29. See full date listing below.

In addition, Tove has released a new lyric video today for On The Low, which can be viewed here. The elegant visual finds Tove performing the song in a small room, mirroring the intimate message of the track itself. Tove describes, "I made a mini performance video for ’On The Low,’ like a little bonus thing just because I love that song so much. We shot it in London earlier this summer at a bar in East London."

Be on the lookout for more announcements from Tove Styrke coming soon in 2018. 

TOUR DATES
September 29 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground

October 1 – Washington, DC –  Rock & Roll Hotel
October 3 –  NYC, NY –  (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 6 –  Philadelphia, PA –  Boot & Saddle
October 9 – Chicago, IL –  Chop Shop
October 10 –  St. Paul, MN –  Amsterdam Bar & Grill
October 12 –  Denver, CO –  Larimer Lounge
October 13 –  Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
October 15 –  Los Angeles, CA –  The Belasco Theatre (Ballroom)
October 17 –  San Francisco, CA –  Café du Nord
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

"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

Stream On The Low lyric video:
smarturl.it/ToveOTLvid

Buy/stream Sway: 
tovestyrke.lnk.to/Sway

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DIGITAL ART GALLERY TO TAKE OVER YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE TOMORROW DURING INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

LIVING DIGITAL ART GALLERY TO TAKE OVER YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE TOMORROW DURING INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

INDIGENOUS HISTORY MOMENTS AND ARTWORK WILL BE DISPLAYED ON ALL SCREENS IN THE SQUARE
INCLUDING SHORT FILM MOBILIZE BY CAROLINE MONNET
AND NATIONAL BILLBOARD PROJECT RESILIENCE

Toronto, ON – June 26, 2018 – Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 27), Yonge & Dundas Square will play host to the annual one-day Indigenous History Month Celebration. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) together with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), will be bringing Indigenous visual arts to the forefront that day, as a living digital art gallery, produced by BIG Digital, takes over all of the billboard screens in the square. Indigenous history moments will be displayed on the screens, alongside captivating Indigenous artwork, including short film, Mobilize, by visual and media artist, Caroline Monnet, and the Resilience Project – a public celebration and creative act of reconciliation and commemoration of 50 contemporary artworks by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women artists.

"It is an extremely exciting opportunity for me to work with 50 Indigenous women artists and with MAWA on Resilience, the national billboard project,” says Lee-Ann Martin, Resilience Curator. “For these artists, resilience is embodied as endurance, adaptability and sovereignty in relation to customary practices, contemporary identities, the land, and the impact of colonial practices and strategies. The large-scale billboard images exist outside of art galleries, standing alongside the country's roadways. The artists in Resilience stand as Defenders of their cultural sovereignty and Protectors of this land."

"TD is proud to collaborate with The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund to showcase the incredible work of Caroline Monnet and honour the rich history of Indigenous arts and culture," said Vanessa Runions, Associate Curator, TD Bank Group. "The immersive sensory experience at Yonge-Dundas Square has the capacity to make space for Indigenous expression at a scale that cannot be ignored, helping to connect our communities through the power of art." 

The day-long celebration will culminate with a free concert, featuring JUNO Award-winning DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red, JUNO Award-winning Electronic/Hip Hop group, Keys N Krates, and JUNO Award-nominated Electronic artist, iskwé.

Indigenous History Month (June) was first proposed in 1995 by Elijah Harper, and was officially declared in Canada in 2009. Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. Indigenous History Month is a time to acknowledge the role Indigenous peoples played in the development of Canada, to honour Indigenous heritage and to celebrate Indigenous cultures. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the strength of present day First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, and their hopes for the future.

The 9th annual Indigenous History Month Celebration is made possible with the generous support of Miziwe Biik, Heritage Canada, Rogers Communications, The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, producing partners, BIG Digital; with Lead Support from TD Bank Group, and media sponsorship by BellMedia.

"Digital outdoor screens provide a natural canvas for arts and cultural programming and tomorrow, Yonge & Dundas square will be lit with Indigenous Music, Art and History like never before,” comments BIG Digital Co-Founder, Michael Girgis. “The showcase of Resilience and Caroline Monnet's film, Mobilize, are a perfect example of the marriage of arts and audience." 

About The Resilience Project
Resilience rebukes the historical erasure of Indigenous women's bodies and the exclusion of their art. Images by 50 First Nations, Inuit and Métis women artists embody the multitude of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities. In inner cities and on highways, sites from which too many women have disappeared, the presence of Indigenous women is made highly visible, individualized (beyond statistics), celebrated. This project is a physicalized reminder of buried histories and diverse contemporary perspectives.  Indigenous women artists present their ideas, their visions, themselves. www.resilienceproject.ca

About Caroline Monnet
Monnet uses visual and media arts to demonstrate a keen interest in communicating complex ideas around Indigenous identity and bicultural living through the examination of cultural histories. Her work is often minimalistic while emotionally charged and speaks to the beautifully intricate limbo of indigenous peoples today. Monnet has made a signature for working with industrial materials, combining the vocabulary of popular and traditional visual-cultures with the tropes of modernist abstraction to create unique hybrid forms. Monnet is always in the stage on experimentation and invention, both for herself and for the work. About Mobilize: Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south. Over every landscape, in all conditions, everyday life flows with strength, skill and extreme competence. Hands swiftly thread sinew through snowshoes. Axes expertly peel birch bark to make a canoe. A master paddler navigates icy white waters. In the city, Mohawk ironworkers stroll across steel girders, almost touching the sky, and a young woman asserts her place among the towers. The fearless polar punk rhythms of Tanya Tagaq’s Uja underscore the perpetual negotiation between the modern and traditional by a people always moving forward. Mobilize is part of Souvenir, a four-film series commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to address Aboriginal identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives. carolinemonnet.ca

About The Native Canadian Centre
The Native Canadian Centre is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Native cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome. www.ncct.on.ca @NativeCentre

About The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. The goal of DWF is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to support the reconciliation process through awareness, education, and action. www.downiewenjack.ca @downiewenjack

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RISING HARPIST MIKAELA DAVIS’ TRANSCENDENT TAKE ON ELLIOTT SMITH PLUS OTHER LOVER VIDEO PREMIERE VIA LADYGUNN UNVEILED THIS WEEK

PLAYS NYC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW JULY 26 AND HEADLINING US, UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR THIS FALL

DEBUT LP DELIVERY PRODUCED BY JOHN CONGLETON
OUT JULY 13 ON ROUNDER RECORDS

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2018 –
Less than a month before the release of her John Congleton-produced debut LP, Delivery (July 13/Rounder), Mikaela Davis has unveiled two songs that pay homage to an early musical influence while simultaneously catapulting her towards her future. The video for her recent single, Other Lover, premiered Wednesday with a Ladygunn Q&A. Today, she reconnects with one of her early songwriting loves with a passionate cover of Elliott Smith’s, Half Right. Mikaela will play Baby’s All Right in New York City on July 26 to celebrate her album’s release, and will follow that with a headlining, 22-city tour in the US, UK, and Europe. Full tour dates below. Watch, Other Lover, and read the Ladygunn Q&A here, and on YouTube here.

Says Mikaela of Half Right, “First year of high school on the school bus; I was sitting in front of my now-longtime bandmate Alex listening to my iPod. He asked what I was listening to and proceeded to scroll through my library. I agreed to let Alex put all new music on my iPod which led me to discover many artists like Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Saves The Day... among them was Elliott Smith. I was floored by his work and I actually stopped writing music altogether for a few years until I rebuilt confidence in my own songwriting ability. Elliott has been a big influence and I'm excited to share my version of Half Right!

Ladygunn has praised Mikaela as “blending ethereal, acid-soaked Polaroid images of the 1970s with a David Lynch-ian dreamscape.” Other Lover was named as WXPN’s “Gotta Hear Song of the Week” and was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Folk playlist when it was released June 1.  The first single, Delivery was included on New Music Friday and other hot Spotify playlists as well. Watch the video for Delivery here.

Read a Q&A with Mikaela at Girlboss on her music and self-care habits here.

Mikaela crafts sweet and salty songs that twist, float, and constantly surprise. Delivery shows off her wise-beyond-her-years songwriting abilities as well as her classical training – it straddles the lines of folk and funk, AM rock and 80s pop experimentation. Delivery was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Future Islands, Angel Olsen) and it's already been hailed by Uproxx as "a sonic and stunning 10-track, genre-bending record."

Mikaela just wrapped up a month-long, sold-out national tour with Lake Street Dive and has previously toured with Bon Iver, San Fermin, the Punch Brothers, Watkins Family Hour, The Staves and more.


TOUR DATES:

July 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby's All Right

August 11 – Rochester, NY – Abilene Bar & Lounge

September 19 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg

September 24 – Baden, CH – Royal

September 25 – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn (w/ S. Carey)

September 26 – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up

September 28 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

September 29 – Brussels, BE – Witloofbar

October 1 – London, UK – Omeara

October 2 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen

October 3 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

October 4 – Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint

October 5 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana

October 10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott

October 11 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom

October 13 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy

October 15 – Washington, DC – DC9

October 16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom

October 19 – Nashville, TN – The Basement

October 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

October 23 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

October 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

October 27 – Toronto, ON – The Drake          

 

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RUSTON KELLY ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM DYING STAR OUT SEPTEMBER 7

LEAD TRACK JERICHO PREMIERES TODAY FALL HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2018 – Ruston Kelly
’s highly anticipated full-length debut, Dying Star, will be released September 7 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, Jericho, is premiering today. Watch/share the official music video here.

Dying Star was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. It includes 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly and features Kelly (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone, harmonica), Jarrad K (12-string guitar, background vocals, electric guitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion), Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.

Of the album, Kelly comments, “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering…which probably sounds totally depressing, but it’s actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you’ve gotta go into that darkness—you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That’s the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we’ve been given.”

In support of the new album, Kelly will embark on a headline tour this fall including stops at New York’s Mercury Lounge, Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle, Atlanta’s Vinyl, Chicago’s Schubas Tavern, Los Angeles’ Hotel Café and Seattle’s Sunset Tavern among many others. See below for complete details.

The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whose debut EP, Halloween, was released last April to widespread acclaim. Of the music, Rolling Stone praised, “…shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his love of the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: it’s Americana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung by someone who spins a little heavy metal too,” while the HuffPost declared, “simultaneously current and effortlessly timeless.”

Born in South Carolina, Kelly started playing guitar under the guidance of his dad, Tim “TK” Kelly, a pedal steel guitarist who now performs in his band. Since his father worked for a paper mill and often changed job locations, Kelly grew up frequently moving, living everywhere from Alabama to Belgium, including time in Michigan—where the young one-time figure skater went to train with an Olympic coach in the hope of furthering his career, and where he first began writing songs. At 17, he moved to Nashville to live with his sister and went on to land a publishing deal with BMG Nashville, placing songs with several high-profile artists.

DYING STAR TRACK LIST: 
1.Cover My Tracks (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K)
2. Mockingbird (written by Ruston Kelly)
3. Son Of A Highway Daughter (written by Ruston Kelly)
4. Paratrooper’s Battle Cry (written by Ruston Kelly)
5. Faceplant (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Brendan Benson)
6. Blackout (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Joy Williams)
7. Big Brown Bus (written by Ruston Kelly)
8. Mercury (written by Ruston Kelly)
9. Anchors (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K)
10. Just For The Record (written by Ruston Kelly, Jarrad K, Lucie Silvas)
11. Trying To Let Her (written by Ruston Kelly, Joe Leathers, Kyle Jacobs)
12. Jericho (written by Ruston Kelly, Joy Williams, Natalie Hemby)
13. Dying Star (written by Ruston Kelly)
14. Brightly Burst Into The Air (written by Ruston Kelly)

TOUR DATES

August 11—Hutto, TX—KOKEFEST

October 13—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival 

October 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge

October 25—Allston, MA—Great Scott

October 26—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle

October 27—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java

October 30—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl

November 2—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar

November 3—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern

November 6—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café

November 8—San Francisco, CA—Hotel Utah Saloon

November 10—Portland, OR—Bunk Bar

November 11—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern

 

 

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WILD RIVERS EIGHTY-EIGHT EP OUT TODAY

WATCH A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF HOWLING
FEATURED ON SPOTIFY’S PULSE OF AMERICANA 
AND FRESH FOLK


Wild Rivers’ Eighty-Eight merges many genres gracefully by adding vocal harmonies and an acoustic guitar to their folk-pop and soul hybrid” – Exclaim!

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2018 – Wild Rivers
– the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul” - are releasing the Eighty-Eight EP, the highly awaited follow up to their 2016’s self-titled debut album. The band is also debuting a stripped down live performance of Howling, showing off the band’s signature seamless harmonies.

The same careful craftsmanship is apparent in the band’s 2016 self-titled debut album, streamed over 27 million times on Spotify alone, and 2017 single, Do Right. The band wrote and recorded the EP in both Ontario and Nashville, creativity peaking between glistening pop (A Week Ago) and acoustic vulnerability (Howling). Guitarist and singer Yassein’s love of strong, purposeful melodies is evident in the core of each of the five tracks.

Wild Rivers is composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass). Over three years, the Toronto-based band has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful connection with listeners. Coming from all different musical backgrounds, all four members find inspiration in iconic pop artists of the 1970s, from Fleetwood Mac to James Taylor to Neil Young, and manage to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with a modern approach to melody.

With the release of the EP, the band is gearing up for a scattering of US tour dates, including stops in New York City and some of the country’s best folk festivals, see below for details.

CATCH WILD RIVERS LIVE:
August 3 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Public Market
August 5 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne
August 7 – Exton, PA – Eagleview Concert Series
August 8 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
August 9 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
August 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
August 24 – Ontonagon, MI – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
September 20 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
September 22-23 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Festival
September 24 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
September 27 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room @ HOB
September 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
October 1 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
October 2 – Portland, OR – Mission Theatre
October 3 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
October 5 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
October 6 – Bozeman, MT – Live from the Divide
October 7 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
October 10 – Ames, IA – Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State
October 11 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
October 12 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs

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ST. LUCIA RELEASE A BRIGHTER LOVE AND PARADISE IS WAITING FROM FORTHCOMING THIRD ALBUM

BAND ANNOUNCES FALL NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR WITH STOPS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2018 – Today, St. Lucia has released two new tracks – A Brighter Love and Paradise Is Waiting – both of which will be included on the band’s forthcoming third album on Columbia Records. These songs mark St. Lucia’s first musical offerings since the release of their sophomore album, Matter, in 2016 and are available now on all digital formats. Listen HERE. Additional details on the band’s new album will be announced soon.

Front man, Jean-Philip Grobler, says, “These songs couldn’t be more different, but we’re so proud of them both. Paradise Is Waiting might be the most epic thing we’ve ever done, and ‘A Brighter Love’ is probably the sparsest. It was really hard choosing which songs to lead with, but we felt like these two best represent the extremes of our new music.”

St. Lucia will embark on a headline tour across North America in support of new music this fall. The extensive run kicks off on September 21 with two shows at New York City’s brand new 3200-capacity Pier 17, and includes stops in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. Now Now, The Night Game, and Arkells will open select shows on the tour. See full routing below.

Fan presale for the tour begins Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. local time (pw: paradise); tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. local time. The band is also offering VIP tickets to all stops on the tour, including a visit to the band’s soundcheck and exclusive tour merch. Visit www.stlucianewyork.com for more information and all ticket links.

ST. LUCIA ON TOUR:
09/21 - New York, NY - Pier 17 (SOLD OUT)
09/22 - New York, NY - Pier 17
10/02 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
10/04 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre *
10/05 - Minneapolis, MN - Music Hall Minneapolis
10/08 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre ^
10/09 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^
10/10 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox ^
10/12 - Sonoma, CA - Old Redwood Barn ^
10/13 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades ^
10/14 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall ^
10/17 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
10/19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo ^
10/20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues ^
10/25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Jones Assembly #
10/26 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall #
10/27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
10/28 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall #
10/30 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan #
10/31 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage #
11/02 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground #
11/03 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
11/05 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club #
11/07 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) #
11/09 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
11/10 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes #
11/11 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place #
11/12 - Boston, MA - Royale #

*with Now, Now
^with The Night Game
#with Arkells

LISTEN TO A BRIGHTER LOVE AND PARADISE IS WAITING:
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BRITISH FIVE PIECE THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT SIGN TO SPINEFARM RECORDS' IMPRINT SNAKEFARM RECORDS

NEW ALBUM A DEEPER CUT OUT AUGUST 3

BAND TOURING NORTH AMERICA WITH
DEEP PURPLE AND
JUDAS PRIEST THIS SUMMER
WITH STOPS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC
 

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2018 – British five-piece, The Temperance Movement, have signed to Spinefarm Records' imprint, Snakefarm Records. Their third album, A Deeper Cut, is due out August 3.

The band will also tour North America this summer, serving as support for Deep Purple and Judas Priest. All dates are below.

The album is simultaneously anthemic, defiant and cathartic. It bears echoes of the great rock 'n' roll icons of the '60s and '70s – The Faces and Led Zeppelin, Free, and The Rolling Stones – whose singer, Mick Jagger, gave them the ultimate accolade when he handpicked The Temperance Movement to support the Stones in Europe in 2014 and in the U.S. in 2015.
 
But, A Deeper Cut is no period piece. New songs such as the electrifying, Caught In the Middle, the swaggering, Built-in Forgetter, and the emotionally charged title track are the sound of a band reborn. 
 
"As the name suggests, A Deeper Cut is a deeper album, a more honest album," says singer, Phil Campbell. "It's not us hiding, or pretending to be something we're not. It's us saying, 'This is what the band is.'"
 
"The over-riding feeling was that we’d been through this period of turmoil in the band," says guitarist, Paul Sayer. "Our belief in what we were doing had been challenged. It would have been very easy to walk away from it all."
 
He isn't exaggerating. The Temperance Movement's early years were a rocket ride. Following a Best New Band Award from Classic Rock magazine in 2013, their first two albums, 2013's self-titled debut album and its follow-up, 2016's White Bear both smashed into the UK Top 20, while they scored a No.1 Canadian Rock Radio with their 2015 single, Oh Lorraine.

The band is ready to build on that success and is firmly focused on the here and now with A Deeper Cut.


DEEP PURPLE + JUDAS PRIEST + THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT TOUR DATES:
August 21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
August 22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
August 27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre
August 29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
August 30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
September 1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
September 6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
September 8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
September 9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
September 12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily's Place
September 14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Amphitheatre
September 16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
September 20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*
September 21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah's Council Bluffs*
September 23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
September 26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre
*Non Live Nation date

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RAPPER TOKEN TAKES STAND ON SOCIETAL ISSUES WITH BODY IMAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW VIDEO FOR ONE LIKE EQUALS

LISTEN HERE

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2018 – Boston rapper, Token, is obviously unafraid to tackle critical issues within his own generation as he releases his recent video for One Like Equals. Directed by Ben Proulx and Token, he tapped into his own experiences with his peers, using the harsh realities of social media as it affects a generation of young women lacking self-esteem, addicted to “likes” and fame. One Like Equals is the second installment to a video trilogy. Token previously released Code Red (click here), which received over 1.4M views on YouTube after a month.

“I’ve seen so many girls that I grew up with turn to social media for acceptance and attention,” he says. “It’s like, when you have insecurity problems or something traumatic happens in life, these ‘likes’ on social media turn into an emotional crutch; the more you get, the more loved you think you are.”

Earlier this year, Token kicked off 2018 with his headlining Have You Seen Him? Tour which crisscrossed over North America and Europe. He’s also been featured on Vibe.com, XXL, Boston Globe and a host of others as well as rose the Vevo charts and cracked into the Top 10 with 2M views to date. 

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

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

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

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. 

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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ASTROCOLOR RELEASE VIDEO FOR SMELL OF ACID (FEAT. TYLER ROWE)

NOMINATED FOR ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS

ASTROCOLOR III OUT NOW VIA EONE MUSIC

ON TOUR IN CANADA THIS SUMMER
WITH A STOP AT BURNING MAN

Toronto, ON – June 21, 2018 – Victoria, BC-based electronica group, Astrocolor, share the video for Smell Of Acid (feat. Tyler Rowe), the lead single from their latest EP, Astrocolor III, which is the culminating piece of their self-titled trilogy. Following the release, the group received a nomination for Electronic Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, while launching a tour of the summer festival circuit. They announced a new run of dates throughout British Columbia, with a stop at the revered Burning Man Festival in Nevada. See below for a complete list and watch the video for Smell Of Acid here.

"We had been noticing elements from late 90s electronic music creeping back in to modern music. In the studio, we made a break through when our drummer played a classic breakbeat and we started teaming it up with the acid synthesizer sounds you might have heard from a classic Chemical Brothers or Crystal Method track,” says DJ and producer, Neil Cooke-Dallin. “It still needed a little something and when we invited our friend Tyler Rowe to come down and drop some verses, the whole track just seemed to gel perfectly."

The music video was directed by Holland Kerr and Astrocolor, and sees front man Neil Cooke-Dallin transition from warehouse employee drudgery to rock star glory (at least in his dreams). Smell of Acid was inspired by late 90s breakbeat and iconic electronic influences such as The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method.

Based in western Canada, Astrocolor perform and record live electronic music, recalling the Chemical Brothers, Air, and St. Germain. The band plays on the edges of funky house, Balearic, breakbeat, and ambient. Astrocolor III sees the band’s instrumental and electronic roots expand into traditional song formats with feature vocals (A Light Goes Out feat. Kuba Oms), acid breakbeat (Smell of Acid), alternative house (Daylight Savings), and electro-funk (Break Your Body). Produced by Neil Cooke-Dallin, Astrocolor III is built equally for a big night out in the clubs or a dinner party soundtrack at home.

Astrocolor have brought their celebratory live show to seminal western Canadian music festivals including Rifflandia, Song & Surf, Tall Tree, and Atmosphere Gathering. The band also made debut appearances last year in Toronto (Canadian Music Week), Seattle (Upstream Music Festival), Vancouver (with Five Alarm Funk at the legendary Commodore Ballroom), St Louis, and Chicago. Astrocolor’s catalogue of original material has well over one million plays on Spotify and a loyal following of regular listeners globally.

The EP Collection – Astrocolor I, II, III – is available now on vinyl at astrocolormusic.com. Each individual EP is available on all major streaming platforms and digital providers.

Listen to Astrocolor III: www.smarturl.it/astrocolorIII

TOUR DATES
June 23 - Tidemark Theatre - Campbell River, BC
July 27 - Doc's (Center of Gravity After Party) – Kelowna, BC
July 28 - Golden Sound Festival – Golden, BC
August 18 - Cumberland Wild Festival – Cumberland, BC
August 31 - Nightchaser Stage, Burning Man Festival - Nevada
October 13 - Capital Ballroom – Victoria, BC

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Astrocolor on Spotify:  www.spoti.fi/2HVe8oL

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VAN WILLIAM ANNOUNCES 2018 FALL HEADLINE TOUR

RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER WILL JOIN ALT/ROCK BAND GUSTER FOR SELECT DATES THIS SUMMER

PLAYING LOLLAPALOOZA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH

Toronto, ON – June 20, 2018 –
Acclaimed rock singer-songwriter, Van William is hitting the road this fall for a headlining, national tour. The 15-date run kicks off on September 10th in Atlanta, GA, with a stop in Toronto, ON at The Drake on September 18th and wraps at The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 11th, tickets go on sale Friday June 22nd. Additionally, this summer Van joins beloved alt/rock band Guster for a string of summer dates that culminate with a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, IL., Saturday August 5th — full tour dates below. For more information and tickets please visit www.vanwilliammusic.com.

Van’s acclaimed, debut album Countries is out now via Fantasy Records and includes Top 5 Triple A single, Revolution featuring First Aid Kit. Most recently, the album was featured on Uproxx’s list of ‘50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far.’ Since the album’s release, Van’s heavy touring schedule has included a world tour with First Aid Kit and a national tour with singer/songwriter Lissie.

In addition, on September 7th Van is set to perform alongside Fitz & The Tantrums, Betty Who, and Judah and the Lion at this year’s A&F Challenge hosted by Abercrombie & Fitch at their headquarters in New Albany, OH.

Founded in 2001, The A&F Challenge is Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s largest annual fundraiser, featuring headlining bands, local food and drink and activities for every age. With over 4,000 attendees annually, The Challenge has raised more than $15 million to date. This year, all proceeds benefit SeriousFun Children’s Network. For tickets and additional info please visit www.anfchallenge.org.

Listen and buy Countries HERE

VAN WILLIAM ON TOUR:
July 25 — Apple Valley, MN — Weesner Family Amphitheater*
July 26 — Fargo, ND — Sanctuary Events Center*
July 27 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s*
July 28 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown*
July 29 — Denver, CO — Denver Botanic Gardens*
Aug 1 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues*
Aug 2 — Jim Thorpe, PA — Penn’s Peak*
Aug 5 – Chicago, IL — Lollapalooza
Sept 7 — New Albany, OH — A&F Challenge
Sept 10 — Atlanta, GA — Aisle 5
Sept 13 — Washington DC — DC9
Sept 14 — Brooklyn, NY — Baby's All Right
Sept 15 — Philadelphia, PA — Boot & Saddle
Sept 16 — Boston, MA — Cafe 939
Sept 18 — Toronto, ON — Drake Hotel
Sept 20 — Detroit, MI — PJ's Lager House
Sept 21 — Fishers, IN — Fishers Plate Amphitheatre+
Sept 22 — Evanston, IL — SPACE
Sept 28 — Denver, CO — Lost Lake Lounge
Oct 1 — Seattle, WA — Sunset Tavern
Oct 2 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
Oct 4 — San Francisco, CA — Swedish American Hall
Oct 11 — Los Angeles, CA  — Bootleg Theatre

* with Guster
+ with Manchester Orchestra

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​BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUTS TRAMPLED DOWN BELOW MUSIC VIDEO

2018 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY TO SUPPORT WITH
EYEHATEGOD / TELEKINETIC YETI ON SELECT DATES


STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS OUT NOW
 

Toronto, ON – June 20, 2018 – Black Label Society, led by American guitar icon, Zakk Wylde, has released another new music video today, this time for the single, Trampled Down Below. The video was directed by Dan Sturgess, and filmed at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London during the band's tour there earlier this year. 

Black Label Society recently soared into the charts with their new LP, Grimmest Hits, via Entertainment One (eOne). The LP landed at #4 on the Billboard Current Charts, the highest charting LP since Order Of The Back released back in 2009. Grimmest Hits reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Music, #1 Independent, and #2 Rock Charts.

Black Label Society will resume their headline tour through North America this summer with Corrosion of Conformity beginning next month through the end of August, with stops in Toronto and Montreal in August. Support on select dates will come from Eyehategod. Tickets are on sale now. See below for a complete routing.

Black Label Society released their tenth full length, titled Grimmest Hits, on January 19, 2018. The new effort is the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles, Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. 

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight-year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year. 

Wylde will stay on the road beyond the Black Label Society dates in 2018 reunited with "the boss" on the No More Tours 2."The two-year stretch will take place this spring with dates in Mexico, South America and Europe. The tour's first U.S. leg, which will feature Stone Sour as the opening group, starts in Allentown, Pennsylvania in August and wraps in Las Vegas in October. Tickets for the North American dates 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 ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.


TOUR DATES
July 14 – Country Fets – Cadott, WI
July 15 – Historic Ohio State Reformatory – Mansfield, OH
July 16 – Monarch Music Hall – Peoria, IL
July 17 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
July 18 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
July 20 – Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
July 21 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
July 22 – The Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS
July 23 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
July 25 – Clyde Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN
July 27 – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds – Syracuse, NY
July 28 – Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion – Bangor, ME
July 29 – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT\
July 30 – World Café Live At The Queen – Wilmington, DE
August 1 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
August 2 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Matthews, NC
August 3 – Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA
August 4 – Shiley Acres – Inwood, WV
August 5 –  The Norva – Norfolk, VA
August 7 – Rebel – Toronto, ON
August 8 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC

August 9 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
August 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
August 11 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ 

"If you’re after riffs you can milk for days,
 then Grimmest Hits is a Wisconsin purebred prize dairy cow."
- LOUDWIRE

“…A well-rounded masterclass in heaviness.” KKKK’s – KERRANG! 

"Black Label Society smooshes doom and blues together with a full salute."
- 8/10, BLABBERMOUTH

“Zakk is back!” - CLASSIC ROCK

Purchase Grimmest Hits:
Digitally: smarturl.it/grimmesthits
iTunes: smarturl.it/grimmesthits/itunes
CD: www.indiemerch.com/eonemusic/item/54032

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

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NIAGARA PARKS PRESENTS “THE NIAGARA STAGE” WITH POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

THE NIAGARA STAGE, A FREE WEEKLY SUMMER MUSIC SERIES IN QUEEN VICTORIA PARK, WILL FEATURE A DIVERSE LINEUP OF PROMINENT AND EMERGING CANADIAN TALENT RECOGNIZED BY POLARIS

CONCERTS TO TAKE PLACE EVERY SATURDAY EVENING AT 8:00 P.M. FROM JUNE 30 TO SEPTEMBER 1 FOLLOWED BY FIREWORKS OVER NIAGARA FALLS AT 10:00 P.M

TORONTO, ON
– Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Niagara Parks introduces The Niagara Stage, a new weekly summer music series held in Queen Victoria Park, with support from the Polaris Music Prize. Featuring performances from renowned Canadian artists, this free summer concert series will showcase artists previously recognized by Polaris.

Shows will take place every Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m., from June 30 to September 1, at Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Place stage. The evening will culminate with a fireworks display over Niagara Falls at 10:00 p.m. (weather-permitting) as part of Niagara Parks’ nightly summer fireworks program.

The Niagara Stage represents a unique programming partnership between two venerated Canadian cultural organizations, Niagara Parks and the Polaris Music Prize. The Niagara Stage will seek to showcase the talent and diversity of Canadian artists that have been previously recognized or listed by Polaris, to the multitude of domestic and international visitors experiencing one of Canada’s foremost natural wonders. The Niagara Stage is proudly supported by the Government of Ontario, and Coca-Cola.

For full schedule, see HERE.
For images, and associated media, please see HERE.

Stay Connected:
Facebook: @NiagaraParks
Instagram: @niagaraparks
Twitter: @NiagaraParks
Blog: niagaraparks.com/blog
#NiagaraParks

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

About Niagara Parks
Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com.

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:

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

Niagara Parks:
Tony Baldinelli
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2206
tbaldinelli@niagaraparks.com

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AS IT IS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE THE STIGMA (BOYS DON’T CRY) FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION OUT AUGUST 10TH ON FEARLESS RECORDS

Toronto, ON – June 20, 2018 – As It Is, have today released their brand new single, The Stigma (Boys Don't Cry), with a powerful accompanying music video. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming new album, The Great Depression, released on August 10th on Fearless Records.

Speaking of The Stigma, the band says, “This song and video tackle toxic masculinity, and the long overdue need to rebel and speak out against outdated ideals that to this day continue to threaten individuality. The eponymous ‘stigma’ is that sense of blemish and shame so often associated with showing and expressing emotion, that causes too many to hide who they are. It is totally acceptable to show feeling; it is real and human to do so, and not something that should be arbitrarily gendered and hidden from view. In these increasingly disconnected times, where empathy is seemingly on a decline at many levels of everyday modern life, it is vital to stand up against such outdated tropes.”

Directors Our World Is Grey add, "The message behind The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry) is one of equality, something that we are both massively behind. We wanted to blend both early 2000’s emo rock videos with modern cinematography. We had an amazing team of actors and supporting creatives with us on set who also shared our passion in bringing this concept to life. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

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

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


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

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

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

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

Pre-order the album HERE.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION UK HEADLINE SHOWS:
November 18 – Antwerp Trix, Belgium
November 19 – Amsterdam Melkweg Old Hall, Netherlands
November 21 – Hamburg Logo, Germany
November 22 – Cologne Luxor, Germany
November 23 – Paris Boule Noire, France
November 25 – Bristol Thekla, UK
November 26 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, UK
November 28 – Manchester Ritz, UK
November 29 – Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
December 1 – London The Forum, UK

DOWNLOAD – album artwork | DOWNLOAD – high-res press photo

www.asitisofficial.com

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PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION ON JUNE 27th

A TRIBE CALLED RED, KEYS N KRATES, AND ISKWÉ
TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE

Toronto, ON – June 20, 2018 – On June 27th, the 2018 Indigenous History Month Celebration will take over Yonge & Dundas Square with a family-friendly event that will feature Indigenous arts, crafts, entertainment and the vital work of Indigenous community organizations. Together with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) will present a free concert that will wrap-up the one-day celebration. Today, they are thrilled to announce the stellar acts that will perform that evening: JUNO Award-winning DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red, JUNO Award-winning EDM group, Keys N Krates, and JUNO Award-nominated Electronic artist, iskwé.

“We are very happy to be able to do this show in support of the NCCT,” says A Tribe Called Red’s, Bear Witness. “I spent a lot of my childhood years in the NCCT building. When my family first moved to Toronto in 1984, it was because my mother was working at Native Earth when it was housed in the attic. I remember some of Native Earth's earliest performances being in the gym and spending long hours wandering the NCCT halls during rehearsals. I even got some of my first performance experiences there. I also took powwow drumming lessons there for a short time and even sat on a youth council. It was with that council that I first had the opportunity to travel to the Gathering of Nations powwow in Albuquerque, NM. So, you could say we are really just giving back to a place that has helped at least one member of ATCR, and helps the community every day.”

“The Downie Wenjack Fund is doing truly great work to improve the lives of First Peoples,” adds Keys N Krates. “We all must DO SOMETHING. We are honoured to be playing at this year's event in support of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. We fully support this great cause and we are looking forward to performing in our hometown of Toronto with our great friends, A Tribe Called Red.”

"Being a part of such a strong and awesome community is nothing I take for granted,” remarks iskwé. “It's such a beautiful thing, being able to come together with friends and share the celebrations of who we are, where we come from, and where we're going!"

Indigenous History Month (June) was first proposed in 1995 by Elijah Harper, and was officially declared in Canada in 2009. Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. Indigenous History Month is a time to acknowledge the role Indigenous peoples played in the development of Canada, to honour Indigenous heritage and to celebrate Indigenous cultures. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the strength of present day First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, and their hopes for the future.

The 9th annual Indigenous History Month Celebration is made possible with the generous support of Miziwe Biik, Heritage Canada, Rogers Communications, The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, with Lead Support from TD Bank Group, and media sponsorship by BellMedia.

About A Tribe Called Red
Native  Producer  and  DJ  crew  A  Tribe  Called  Red  (ATCR)  straddles  a  broad  range  of  musical  influences  based  in  modern  hip-hop,  traditional  pow  wow  drums  and  vocals,  blended  with  edgy  electronic  music  production  styles.  Currently  made  up  of  Bear  Witness  and  2oolman,  ATCR  are  part  of  a  vital  new  generation  of  artists  making  a  cultural  and  social  impact  in  Canada  alongside  a  renewed  Aboriginal  rights  movement  called  Idle  No  More.  ATCR  has  performed  high  profile  festival  dates  at  Coachella,  Bonnaroo,  AfroPunk,  Osheaga,  and  New  Orleans  Jazz  Fest  to  list  a  few.  In  2014,  they  garnered  mainstream  recognition  when  the  band  became  the  first  Indigenous  group  to  win  the  Breakthrough  Group  of  the  Year  award  at  the  JUNO Awards. Their latest album, We Are The Halluci Nation was released in September 2016 to critical acclaim. The record earned the group a spot on the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List, a JUNO win at the 2017 Awards for Producer of the Year, and a 2018 JUNO Award win for Group of the Year. atribecalledred.com

About Keys N Krates
Since forming a decade ago in their native Toronto, Keys N Krates have carved their own path via a bass-centric, sample-driven sound which melds the realms of electronic, hip-hop and beyond. The group-composed of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr. Flo., has built a venerable reputation as one of the leading live electronic acts today on the strength of their onstage instrumentation and energetic sets. Keys N Krates first broke into the mainstream with the SOLOW EP (Dim Mak, 2013), featuring the breakthrough single, "Dum Dee Dum", which received gold certification in the US in 2017. Since its release, the track's cheeky official music video was nominated for a Prism Prize by the Association for Music and Innovative Arts in Canada as well as a Berlin Music Video Award in Germany in 2014. Elsewhere, the group released "Keep It 100" (Mad Decent, 2014), a collaboration with producer/DJ Grandtheft, which was featured in a trailer for the animated film Minions in 2015 and won Best EDM/Dance Video at the 2015 Much Music Video Awards in Canada. In 2016, Keys N Krates took home their first win at the JUNO Award in the Dance Recording of the Year category for their song "Save Me," off the Midnite Mass EP (Dim Mak, 2016), featuring British singer/songwriter, Katy B. Their debut full-length album, Cura, was released in 2018 and sees Keys N Krates evolving from revered instrumental beat-makers into musically sophisticated producers and songwriters. www.keysnkrates.com

About iskwé
Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of iskwé’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. Her 2017 album, The Fight Within, has been long listed for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, garnered a 2018 JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album Of The Year, and won both the Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards, and the 2018 Jim Beam Indies Indigenous Album award. The album’s lead single, “Nobody Knows,” produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series Between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women here in Canada. Blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics coloured by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound, iskwé’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry. www.iskwe.com 

About The Native Canadian Centre
The Native Canadian Centre is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Native cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome. www.ncct.on.ca @NativeCentre

About The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. The goal of DWF is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to support the reconciliation process through awareness, education, and action. www.downiewenjack.ca @downiewenjack

#DoSomething #ReconciliACTION #IndigenousHistoryMonth

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PLAIN WHITE T’S RETURN WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM PARALLEL UNIVERSE OUT AUGUST 24TH

RELEASE TWO NEW SINGLES YOUR BODY AND BONNIE I WANT YOU

WATCH VIDEO FOR YOUR BODY

Toronto, ON – June 19, 2018 –
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum alt-pop band, Plain White T’s, are excited to announce that they will be releasing their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Parallel Universe (produced by Matt Squire [Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco)] via Fearless Records on August 24th! The new album marks their return to Fearless after 13 years. The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions. We can’t wait for you to hear it. Full track listing can be found below!

In conjunction with Friday’s album announcement, Plain White T’s have released two new singles from the full-length offering, Your Body, and Bonnie I Want You. Your Body fuses minimal glitch blips, lithe guitars, and an unshakeable hook. The video which was filmed at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles and exhibits a male Ex Machina who was put together piece by piece by the male’s female companion. The track premiered earlier last week via SiriusXM’s The Pulse. Second track, Bonnie I Want You, showcases the grittier side of Plain White T’s.

Parallel Universe is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and each pre-order will include an instant download of Bonnie I Want You and lead single, Your Bodyhere. Deluxe limited edition album bundles are available at the official Plain White T’s webstore, here, including a glow in the dark vinyl, an oxford felt pennant and exclusive apparel that includes t-shirts, socks and enamel pins. The first 100 vinyl bundle and first 100 CD bundle purchasers will receive a signed copy of the album.

Up next, the band will be kicking off their summer US tour with special guests Ocean Park Standoff and Tom’s very own Humans Were Here artist, Fairview (on select dates). Find ticket information here and full tour routing can be found below.

PARALLEL UNIVERSE TRACK LISTING:

  1. Light Up The Room
  2. Bonnie I Want You
  3. Call Me
  4. Top of The World
  5. Bury Me
  6. Your Body
  7. Sick Of Love
  8. No Imitations
  9. Low
  10. Lying About Me And You
  11. I Should Be Dead Right Now
  12. Lips
  13. No Tears
  14. End Of The World

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 20 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
June 22 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
June 23 – 26 – Washington, DC – Annual Giant BBQ Battle Food and Music Festival
June 24 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
June 26 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
June 27 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
June 28 – Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
June 30 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom and Museum
July 1 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand

DOWNLOAD – high-res album art | DOWNLOAD – high-res press photo

www.plainwhitets.com

ABOUT PLAIN WHITE T’S:
Since emerging in 1997, the GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum Chicago quintet – Tom Higgenson [vocals], Tim Lopez [lead guitar, vocals], Dave Tirio [rhythm guitar], Mike Retondo [bass], and De’Mar Hamilton [drums] – has amassed an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, spanning two gold-certified offerings, All That We Needed (2005), and Every Second Counts (2006), and unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum, 1,2,3,4, and platinum, Rhythm of Love. Among the discography, Hey There Delilah went quadruple-platinum, topped the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a pair of 2008 GRAMMY Award nominations in the categories of “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” Along the way, the five-piece logged countless miles on the road in front of sold out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe. After a whirlwind tour cycle supporting 2015’s American Nights, the guys hunkered down and began writing the ideas that would eventually comprise Parallel Universe, slated for an August 2018 release. The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions. 

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TEXAS SENSATION CODY JINKS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LIFERS HIS ROUNDER RECORDS DEBUT ON JULY 27

FIRST SINGLE MUST BE WHISKEY OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – June 19, 2018 –
Hailed as "a real deal country singer" and songwriter who pens "old-school country [songs] about love, loss, vices, God, friendships and navigating it all the best that you can" (Omaha World-Herald), Cody Jinks will issue what Rolling Stone touts as "his much-anticipated album," Lifers, on July 27. It's the first release under his recently-inked deal with Rounder Records by a genuine independent music phenomenon who boasts a quarter-million records sold, millions of streams and strings of sold-out shows packed with avid fans. Lifers is now available for pre-order here.

He precedes the 11-track album with its first single, Must Be the Whiskey, a spirited number in the grand drinking song tradition that just released last week on June 15. It's a boozy yet wise rumination on how "these thoughts in my head are a whirlwind of a world of regrets/All the things I should've done or things I should've said/All the pain that comes with making a mess of yourself."

Lifers opens with a punchy shot of spiritual thirst, Holy Water, that's laced with ringing steel guitar and female backing vocals. The set wraps up with two honest self-examining confessionals on Stranger, and Head Case. In between he tips his hat to the dedication and struggles of hard-working folks on Lifers, travels through a haunting western landscape on Western Wind, a place and love he left behind on Colorado, and examines his musical journey and drive to pursue it on the zesty two-stepper, Can't Quit Enough."Somewhere Between I Love You and I'm Leavin' skillfully balances on the edge between heartbreak and desire, while Big Last Name, and 7th Floor tell the tales of two markedly different romantic quests.

The music throughout is a muscular brand of deeply-rooted American music with a modern edge interspersed with moments of emotive delicacy and widescreen majesty. It's rich with Jinks' gift for "blending an innate knack for hooks with the DGAF attitude suited for a rebel," as Rolling Stone describes his creative approach.

Over the course of his previous seven albums, Jinks has generated national grassroots excitement that propelled his last release, I'm Not The Devil, to debut at #4 on the Billboard country chart as well as hit #3 on the independent music chart and Top 30 on the pop chart, and be named one of Rolling Stone Country's best albums of the year for 2016. He's become a populist 21st Century music star thanks to the potency of what The Tennessean calls his "rumbling baritone and steel-edged songs" and a relentless tour schedule of high-octane live performances.

The album release will be followed by Jinks' inaugural Loud and Heavy Fest, a multi-stage day of music, arts and food on August 18 at the scenic Panther Island Pavilion along the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX, the city where he was raised. The line-up capped by Jinks and his hard-driving band includes his friends and favorites Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Colter Wall, Nikki Lane, The Sword, Paul Cauthen, Sunny Sweeney and Ward Davis.

Alongside his new record deal with Rounder, Jinks has also struck an agreement with Thirty Tigers Records to reissue his back catalog. Now Lifers celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and pays tribute on its title track to the often-overlooked "lifers, the struggling strivers, working long after the day is done... the last of the great generation." 

Jinks is proud of how as a musical "lifer" he has forged his way to stardom on his own terms. "What is success if you can't wake up everyday being who you really are?" he concludes. "It makes complete sense that I'm at this place in my life. Country music found me when I was young and chased me down as I grew older."

TOUR DATES:
June 20 & 21 – Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom
June 22 – Papillion, NE – Sumtur Amphitheater
June 23 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
July 6 & 7 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
July 12 – Choctaw, MS – Choctaw Indian Fair
July 13 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
July 14 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
July 15 & 16 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
July 19 – Evansville, IN – Voctory Theatre
July 21 – Peoria, IL – Taillgate N' Tallboys
August 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Novo
August 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
August 10 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Shadowbox SoDo
August 18 – Fort Worth, TX – Loud and Heavy Fest

www.codyjinks.com

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REAL FRIENDS ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM COMPOSURE

OUT JULY 13 THROUGH FEARLESS RECORDS

SINGLE SMILING ON THE SURFACE OUT TODAY

MUSIC VIDEO FOR FROM THE OUTSIDE IS OUT NOW BOASTING 150K+ VIEWS

HEADLINING THE FINAL VANS WARPED TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 21

Toronto, ON – June 18, 2018 –
Over the weekend, Illinois rock group, Real Friends, announced that their third studio album, Composure, is set to release on July 13th through Fearless Records. This past Friday, June 15, a select group of Chicago fans listened to the album in full after attending surprise listening parties at Sip Of Hope, Evolution Music and Rowboat Creative. Footage from the event can be viewed here.

Fans can listen to singles From The Outside (video now boasting 160k+ views on YouTube) and Smiling On The Surface, out today. Pre-orders are available here. The news of Composure comes out ahead of the bands headlining run on the Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 21 at the Pomona Fairplex Grounds in Pomona, CA.

It's been two years since the band released The Home Inside My Head, which earned a Billboard Top 200 chart placement. When approaching Composurethe band found themselves working harder than ever on what they wanted to say with this album. “We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” explains bassist, Kyle Fasel. “Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

Produced by Mike Green (The Aces, All Time Low, The Mowgli’s, Paramore), the album features 10 tracks filled with unforgettable pop-rock hooks that showcase the band’s progression from a pop-punk band to full-fledged pop-rock juggernaut. Even with the pop hooks, the songwriting throughout the album explores an emotionally mature side to the rock group, touching on mental health, being accepted, and above all, learning to love yourself.

Real Friends is Kyle Easel (Bass), Dave Knox (Guitar), Dan Lambton (Frontman), Brian Blake (Drums), and Eric Haines (Guitar).

COMPOSURE TRACKLISTING:

  1. Me First
  2. Stand Steady
  3. From The Outside
  4. Smiling On The Surface
  5. Hear What You Want
  6. Unconditional Love
  7. Composure
  8. Get By
  9. Ripcord
  10. Take A Hint

TOUR DATES:
June 21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
June 22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
June 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 24 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
June 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion
June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
June 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
July 1 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
July 3 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 5 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 6 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
July 7 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
July 8 – Houston, TX – NRG Park
July 10 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Center
July 16 – Burgettstown, PA – Keybank Pavilion
July 17 – Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage
July 18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 20 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 22 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 23 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
July 24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 26 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 27 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 28 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 29 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 31 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Ampheatre at Lakewood
August 2 – Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park
August 3 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
August 4 – Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
August 5 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Listen to Real Friends Smiling On The Surface
iTunes - found.ee/fromtheoutside
Spotify - found.ee/fromtheoutsidespotify

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www.realfriendsband.com

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BREAKOUT WEST ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

VENUES ACROSS KELOWNA TO HOST THE
MULTI-GENRE SHOWCASES

WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE NOW AT TICKETS.BREAKOUTWEST.CA

Kelowna, BC – June 18, 2018 – Today, BreakOut West is thrilled to announce the first wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 16th annual music festival, this year in Kelowna, BC. Featuring exciting acts from all across western Canada, the three-night, multi-genre festival will run from October 11–13, with showcases at venues across the city. Please see below for the first-round list of performing artists. A full schedule of the events is available at breakoutwest.ca.

“As a provincial champion for the music industry, Creative BC is excited British Columbia is hosting BreakOut West this year,” says Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC. “With the launch of Amplify BC in 2018, it is a significant time to be part of B.C.’s music industry and we are committed to drive opportunities for music in B.C. and throughout Canada at this year’s BreakOut West Festival.”

The best emerging acts out of western Canada will be showcased alongside iconic alumni acts, including The Grapes of Wrath, who will be honoured with the Hall of Fame award this year. The award will be officially presented to the band during their showcase performance on October 13. Five additional performing acts from the first-round announcement have also been nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards this year. The winners of the artistic categories will be announced on October 11 at the WCMAwards Reception in Kelowna, and Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented on October 13 at the Industry Awards Brunch at the Delta Hotel in Kelowna.

Wristbands for BreakOut West are available now at tickets.breakoutwest.ca and festival-goers can redeem their online purchase of wristbands, prior to the festival, at Milkcrate Records, and Tourism Kelowna.

The BreakOut West 2018 mobile event app, powered by GoLive, has now launched on Apple and Google Play. This will be the place to catch announcements as they roll out through the summer. Search BreakOut West 2018 to download the free app to get the latest updates and sneak peeks. 

1st Round of BreakOut West Festival Performers:
3 Ninjasks (SK)
Ben Klick (BC)
Celeigh Cardinal (AB)
FOONYAP (AB)
The Grapes of Wrath (BC/QC)
Gunner & Smith (SK)
The Heels (BC)
Leisure Club (BC)
Luca Fogale (BC)
Megan Nash (SK)
Micah Erenberg (MB)
The Middle Coast (MB)
Pimpton (SK)
Quantum Tangle (NT)
RALEIGH (AB)
Rob Dickson (YK)
Sarah Jane Scouten (BC)
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (BC)
The Velveteins (AB)
Whale and the Wolf (AB)

Participating venues:
BNA Brewing Company
Craft Beer Market
Doc Willoughby's Public House
DOJA Coffee Shop
Fernando's Pub (sponsored by Cordova Bay Records and Fierce
Panda Canada)
The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant
Milkcrate Records
Muninn's Post
New Arts Collective
Sapphire Nightclub (presented by Footwerk Events | Friday,
October 12th only)

Stay tuned for more performances to be announced soon!

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

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

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CHROMEO’S FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM HEAD OVER HEELS OUT TODAY ON LAST GANG

CANADIAN TOUR DATES THIS SUMMER IN TORONTO,
QUEBEC CITY, OTTAWA, MONTREAL, CALGARY, EDMONTON AND VANCOUVER 

PERFORMS MUST’VE BEEN WITH DRAM ON
THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Toronto, ON — June 15, 2018Head Over Heels, the fifth studio LP from Montreal funk legends, Chromeo, is out today on Last Gang. The album includes Must’ve Been featuring DRAM, Don’t Sleep feat. French Montana & Stefflon Don, Bedroom Calling feat. The-Dream, Juice and more. Listen here!  

The band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week to perform Must’ve Been – watch it here.

Furthermore, the band just confirmed Phase 2 of its World Tour, with new North American tour dates this fall (including stops in Chicago, Nashville, Brooklyn, and beyond) as well as shows in London, Manchester and Paris. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 22 — visit chromeo.net for pre-sales and more info. Funklordz VIP Experiences and meet & greets are available throughout the fall tour, details available here.

Chromeo’s summer dates kick off tonight at New York’s Terminal 5 with a very special album release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and further dates including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium and sets at all major festivals: Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Electric Forest, Outside Lands and more.

Featuring 12 tracks of funk and R&B history colliding with modern pop songcraft, Head Over Heels showcases Chromeo’s catchiest singles to date; yet it is first and foremost a cohesive body of work, no small feat in today’s ever-expanding playlist universe. Proudly opening their studio door for the first time, Dave 1 and P-Thugg intended Head Over Heels to be a polyphony, a collaborative celebration where their favorite artists’ signature touches could intermingle in Chromeo world. Accordingly, the album’s guest list nods to superheroes of funk’s past (guitarist Jesse Johnson of The Time, revered session bassist Pino Palladino, Mtume vocalist Tawatha Agee), present (funkadelic lovechild DRAM, R&B auteur The-Dream, post-colonial emcee French Montana) and future (upstart London bad gal Stefflon Don, rising neo-soul star Amber Mark, downtown New York darlings Onyx Collective). Absolute legends, Raphael Saadiq, and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins even join the party!

Sounding more confident than ever, Dave 1 stuffs his lyrics with mimosas, Mazda Miatas and miscellaneous romantic misadventures, cementing his signature neurotic spin on the break-ups to make-ups narrative. As evidenced by the album cover, P-Thugg fills pumps of his own, and his synth wizardry weaves a sonic palette far richer than any previous Chromeo release. There’s the moody midnight strut of One Track Mind, the deep jazz-funk of Just Friends and the Minneapolis-by-way-of-West Coast frenzy of Count Me Out. This is also Chromeo’s guitar album if there ever was one: consider the Tattoo You Stones dirt on Slumming It, and the furious Strat strumming on Bad Decision, equal parts Prince and Mother’s Milk era Chili Peppers. All throughout, Head Over Heels is driven by a beating heart that’s realer than any reference or guest appearance, eschewing trends for something truly timeless.

Chromeo is the duo of Montreal natives and high school best friends David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel. The group rose to prominence with their seminal 2007 release Fancy Footwork, heralding the dawn of the ‘80s electro-funk revival.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5†
June 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Good Room (DJ Set)
June 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues†
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore†
June 21 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall†
June 22 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre†
June 23 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
June 25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue†
June 26 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC‡
June 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks§
June 28-July 1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
July 3 & 4 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall†
July 5 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete
July 7 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest

July 20 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour in the Grass
July 21 – Melbourne, Australia – Max Watt's House of Music
July 22 – Sydney, Australia – The Metro Theatre
August 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
August 5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapolooza
August 7 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Twilight
August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
August 10-12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 31-September 2 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
September 3 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall

September 6 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
September 7 – Vancouver, BC – Skookum Festival
September 10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
September 12 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
September 13 – Clevelend, OH – Agora Theatre
September 17 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
September 18 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
September 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
September 21 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
September 22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
September 23 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
September 25 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
September 27 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
September 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
September 29 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
October 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
October 4 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
October 5 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 6 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
October 31 – Manchester, U.K. – O2 Ritz
November 1 – London, U.K. Printworks
November 2 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival

†with Pomo
‡with The Glitch Mob, Elohim
§with The Glitch Mob, Elohim and Kittens

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

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

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TAMIA MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED R&B SONGBIRD SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM PASSION LIKE FIRE SEPTEMBER 7

LEAVE IT SMOKIN’ SHOOTS UP THE CHARTS TO THE TOP TEN ON THE UAC CHARTS

PREMIERES VIDEO ON BET SOUL

Toronto, ON – June 15, 2018 –
Multi-Grammy nominated artist and R&B royalty, Tamia, is excited to announce that her seventh studio album, Passion Like Fire, will be released on September 7 via 21 Entertainment Group/Plus 1 Music Group/Entertainment One (eOne). The 12 song LP reunites Tamia with hit makers Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys), Lil Ronnie (Ne-Yo, Ciara) and Shep Crawford (Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men), as well as working for the first time with Latin producer, Andres Torres (Marc Anthony), and Toronto-based Gray Hawken (Locals Only Sound).  The lead single Leave It Smokin’ sizzles as it features Tamia’s sultry vocals on the grown and sexy mid-tempo romp. Already a top 10 hit on the iTunes, Billboard and Mediabase urban AC charts, Leave It Smokin’ is an instant summer hit that has landed Tamia back on the top of the charts.  In addition, the long-awaited video for Leave It Smokin’ premiered today via BETSoul and BETHer. The single is available on all digital platforms here.

I’m really excited to debut new music, connect with my fans, and show my continued evolution as an artist. I’m still passionate about music and the process and I hope listeners can feel that with Passion Like Fire,” states Tamia. “I’m so excited to have reunited with Salaam Remi on “Leave It Smokin’,” it feels like summertime, fun and a perfect way to introduce this album. I’m so grateful to the fans and radio stations for supporting it.”  

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The album, in turn, also marks another momentous occasion: the 20th anniversary of Tamia’s critically acclaimed, self-titled 1998 debut album. The album initiated a string of hits that the six-time Grammy Award nominee has steadily spun off along the way, including You Put a Move on My Heart, Missing You with Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan, “Spend My Life with You” with Eric Benét, So into You, Stranger in My House and Into You with Fabolous.

www.tamiaworld.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, 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 newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; 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 company Renegade 83; 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 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com

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DCF SHARES NEW TRACK 3 STEPS (TO LEAVE YOUR MANS)

DEBUTS POP-ART VIDEO COLLABORATION WITH SOMEHOODLUM

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO
CREATED BY SOMEHOODLUM HERE

Toronto, ON – June 15, 2018 – Toronto-based pop artist, DCF (aka David Charles Fischer) has dropped the brand new track, 3 Steps (To Leave Your Mans) alongside a pop-art lyric video from viral artist SOMEHOODLUM.

SOMEHOODLUM, recognized for his collaborations with hop-hop artists from Lil Uzi Vert to Migos and Schoolboy Q, became friends with DCF after the musician slid into his DMs with suggestions of punny illustrations to try out. Often dubbed a meme-pop artist for his viral appeal, DCF’s collaboration with the art dynamo felt natural. “He does super lit illustrations of pop culture memes and I DM’d him to say he should do a drawing of Post Malone with a watermelon head and caption it ‘Water Malone’,” says DCF. “Anyways, he definitely didn’t hit me back because that suggestion sucked, but I just kept sending him ideas whenever I would think of them. A couple of weeks ago, I told him to do a drawing of Metro Boomin standing in a boyband-looking photo with the guys from Metro Station and caption it ‘Metro Station Boomin’ and voila, now we have this video coming out together!”

3 Steps is the third release coming from DCF’s debut LP – due out later this year on Entertainment One – the song is an acoustic-driven breakup anthem. DCF was inspired to write the tune for a friend who was “trapped in a relationship with somebody who didn’t treat her with the respect that every person deserves,” DCF continues. “Sometimes when you feel trapped in a relationship, getting out can seems paralyzingly complicated, so I just wanted to remind her that if she wanted to gtfo she could.” Listen here

ABOUT DCF
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.

ABOUT SOMEHOODLUM
SOMEHOODLUM is an artist and animator who bridges youth culture and humor creatively through the medium of pop art. Apart from maintaining an independent Instagram that is rapidly growing in popularity, he has collaborated with various media outlets and brands such as Amazon, Beats, Refinery 29, TBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Golden Voice, Super Deluxe, Snapchat and many more. Music collaborations include Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, 21 Savage, Schoolboy Q, Rolling Loud Music Festival, BMG, and Atlantic Records, to name a few.  SOMEHOODLUM also created a clothing line this year with premium placement in Zumiez stores nationwide and online.

“Crafts addictive hooks that are equal parts Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean.” – Complex Canada

“Creat[es] DIY pop that’s not only catchy, it’s clever.” – ANDPOP

“Bouncy, radio ready vibes.” – Complex Music

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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 | www.entertainmentonegroup.com

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JOHN ORPHEUS SHARES VIDEO FOR PARACHUTE

FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING EP GOATLIFE OUT JUNE 29

ONTARIO SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – June 15, 2018 –  As we head into the summer and beckon the start of Carnival season in North America, Toronto duo, John Orpheus, shares the visuals for Parachute. It is the first single from their forthcoming mixtape, GOATLIFE, set for release on June 29. The group will be sharing the music on stages across North America, Europe and Africa this year, kicking things off with shows in Ontario, headlining Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival, and their album launch show at Luanda House in Toronto on June 29. See below for complete details, and watch the video for Parachute here.

"Goats aren't afraid to be themselves and neither are we,” John Orpheus says of the track. “GOATLIFE is what Sarah, Chaenel and I have been building towards for 2 years. It's everything we adore: AUTHENTIC, FUN and JIGGY AF." 

Parachute is a send up of the 90s-Dancehall classic. It flows fluidly from rap verses, to Caribbean slang to a soft buttery chorus, all over a banging Dancehall rhythm.  The video was directed, shot and edited by Patrick Hodgson of Kicking Tire Films, and filmed between a mansion in Mississauga, Growing Hope Farm in Cambridge, Art Square Cafe (across from the AGO) and Cherry Beach. GOATLIFE is the culmination of two years of developing sound and building energy.

GOATLIFE is the culmination of two years of developing sound and building energy. The fourth and final mixtape in a series that established a sound equal parts Hip-Hop, Afropop and Dancehall, the tape finds J.O. and his swaggy Trinidadian drawl at its best. Filled with dancefloor ready jams and sing along anthems, it fulfills the promise of earlier mixtapes with a noticeably more pop and upbeat vibe. See below for a complete track list.

Produced by Mike Schlosser at Little Noise Records, and written by J.O., with Afro rhythms laid down by partner in crime, Sarah Jane Riegler, the team has perfected its cocktail of fun, dance-ability and catchiness. Embrace the vibes of Parachute and stay tuned for more vibrant sounds. 

About John Orpheus
John Orpheus is a Trini Troubadour and Pan-African poet whose musical journey has taken him from the Trinidad bush, to blues and folk festivals across Canada, and to some of the biggest rock & roll stages in the world. Born and raised in South-Central Trinidad, J.O. grew up singing in Pentecostal and Shango Baptist churches. After attending the famed Presentation College in the same year as legendary Soca singer, Machel Montano, he immigrated to Canada where he soon became fully immersed in the music industry, and studied English and Literature at the University of Waterloo.

His current musical iteration with his musical soulmate, DJ/drummer, Sarah Jane Riegler, combines Hip-Hop swagger, the energy of Afrobeat and Dancehall charisma to create a sound built on big catchy hooks, African rhythms and Caribbean twang. The duo is known for rabble-rousing live showsfilled with audience participation, chanting and impromptu dance offs that feel more like Caribana road parties than concerts. The pair aspires to conquer the world with their internationalist ideas of fun, freedom and positive energy, often showcased through their traveling event series, Haus Orpheus, combining live performances, DJ sets, spoken word, and local vendors. 

In 2017, the crew dropped three mixtapes in seven months, each built on the themes of pan-Africanism, intersectional feminism and a fashion forward aesthetic: the downtempo manifest,  Goldchain Hennessey, the Carnival fete-infused Bacchanal, and the Canada/Nigeria/Ghana collaboration, Black Star Rising. Each mixtape was launched with a successful video and single featuring collaborations with Toronto’s freshest dancers and videographers: Leanin, Jiggy AF and Wey Ya Call Dat Ting? (respectively).

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Watch Parachute: bit.ly/2MruOHk

GOATLIFE TRACK LISTING
1. Goatlife
2. Parachute
3. Come Fresh
4. Lost
5. Lady Boss
6. Brwn Grrrl
7. C Ur Son

ONTARIO SHOW DATES
Sunday, June 24 – Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival – Kitchener, ON
Friday, June 29 – Album Release Show at Luanda House – Toronto, ON

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SIGALA RELEASES THE NEW SINGLE FEELS LIKE HOME WITH FUSE ODG AND SEAN PAUL FEAT. KENT JONES

FROM THE DEBUT ALBUM BRIGHTER DAYS OUT  SEPTEMBER 21ST – AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

Toronto, ON – June 15, 2018 –
British artist, DJ and Producer Sigala released his brand new single, Feels Like Home, with Fuse ODG, Sean Paul and Kent Jones, yesterday via Ministry of Sound. The single is the follow up to this year’s Top 10 hit Lullaby, which featured Brit Award-winning singer Paloma Faith.

With hints of Jamaican dancehall, the soca-esque track comes complete with festival-style horns and calypso synth beats and is another blistering summer anthem from Sigala following on from previous hits, Came Here For Love and Give Me Your Love.

Speaking about the track, Sigala says, “Feels Like Home is a collaboration that brings together an amazing mix of cultures with Sean Paul from Jamaica, Fuse ODG from Ghana and Kent Jones from America. It was such a fun process bringing it all together and the final song takes inspiration from all these places! I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.

The track is also being used by the YouTube channel F2 Freestylers, that have over 7.6 million subscribers, in the trailer to advertise a new eight part series, Finding Football, on the channel that will launch to coincide with the start of the World Cup. You can watch the advert here.

Recently, Sigala launched his ‘Summer of Sigala’ and announced the release of his debut album with a huge event in Ibiza. ‘Summer of Sigala’ will see him release a series of singles and new music, the most he has ever released, over the course of the next few months, culminating in his debut album Brighter Days on September 21st. To announce this the artist, DJ and Producer decided to take an enormous team of people who have been involved in his incredible journey, including collaborators and writers, to Ibiza on a chartered flight.

On the same day that Feels Like Home was released, fans were able to pre-order his debut album Brighter Days, set for release on September 21st, on all DSPs. The tracklisting for the album is below, with more collaborations to be revealed.

Since he unleashed his debut #1 single, Easy Love, to the world, Sigala has dominated the UK dance scene, illustrating his skills not only as a producer, but also as a songwriter who consciously showcases versatile sides to his musicality. With 7 platinum singles, including 6 UK Top 10 singles, 10 million worldwide sales and over 1 billion Spotify streams under his belt, Sigala has spent the last 12 months performing in front of some of his biggest audiences to date.

BRIGHTER DAYS TRACKLISTING:
1.     Brighter Days
2.     Came Here For Love with Ella Eyre
3.     Feels Like Home with Fuse ODG and Sean Paul feat. Kent Jones
4.     Just Got Paid
5.     We Don’t Care
6.     You Don’t Know Me
7.     Somebody
8.     Lullaby with Paloma Faith
9.     Ain’t Giving Up with Craig David
10. What You Waiting For
11. Sweet Lovin feat. Byrn Christopher
12. Revival
13. Give Me Your Love feat. John Newman & Nile Rogers
14. All For Love
15. Say You Do feat. Imani & DJ Fresh
16. Easy Love

UK TOUR DATES:
October 18 – Newcastle O2 Academy 1
October 19 – Birmingham O2 Institute
October 20 – Manchester Albert Hall
October 21 – Glasgow O2 ABC
October 22 – Dublin Olympia Theatre
October 25 – London Electric Brixton
October 26 – Bristol O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now here.

Sigala online:
www.sigalamusic.com

 
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HARRISON SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR CELICA SUPRA

FIRST SINGLE FROM SOPHOMORE ALBUM

SET FOR RELEASE FALL 2018 VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

PERFORMING IN TORONTO TONIGHT AT THE GARRISON FOR NXNE

Toronto, ON – June 15, 2018 – Today, Toronto artist, Harrison, shares his self-edited video for Celica Supra. The track is the first from his forthcoming sophomore album, due this fall via Last Gang Records. It follows his debut, Checkpoint Titanium, which received immediate praise, including a 2017 JUNO nomination for Electronic Album of the Year, and spawned two Prism Prize-nominated videos. Watch the video for Celica Supra here, and catch Harrison in Toronto tonight at The Garrison for North By Northeast Festival (complete details below).

On the track, Harrison comments, “Celica Supra was actually the song I decided to base the album around. Around that time, I was looking to buy my first car, and there was a Celica Supra up on Kijiji that I was obsessed with. I didn't end up buying it because it was a project car with way too much work to be done.”

The video continues a series of clips Harrison has been sharing on social media leading up to the release. Executed with audience in mind, the footage syncs with the song, right down to the BPM, with Harrison’s Instagram edits leading into a longer format video.


“Those videos from the late 80s and 90s are footage from a period I idolize, but was never around to experience,” Harrison says of the visual direction for the piece. “I feel like there’s a certain warmth that radiate from the videos especially the ones where people are dancing because of the lack of cellphones. That makes me feel good.”

Checkpoint Titanium was released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records. The JUNO-nominated album was highlighted through features in The FADER, Exclaim!, Noisey, CBC Music and Apple Music’s Beats 1. It features an array of collaborators including a l l i e (Vertigo), Ryan Hemsworth (Vanilla) and Young Guv (So Far From Home). His videos for album singles, It’s Okay I Promise (featuring Clairmont The Second), and Right Hook (directed by Eva Michon) received nods from the esteemed Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.  Harrison shared the music with international audiences, performing across Canada and throughout Asia, with festival sets at Osheaga, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rifflandia, Toronto’s Field Trip and TIME Festivals, Bastid’s BBQ, and Hamilton’s Supercrawl, amongst others. Keep an eye out for more info and sounds from Harrison’s new album, and catch him live in Toronto tonight!

Harrison at NXNE:
Friday, June 15 –  A.Side x Secret Songs (NXNE) – The Garrison – Toronto, ON

TICKETS: www.facebook.com/events/182962852529371/

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www.harrisonisalive.com  
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About Last Gang:

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

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

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OCTAVIO IS DEAD! SOUNDTRACK OUT TODAY VIA LAST GANG RECORDS

THE SOOK-YIN LEE –DIRECTED MOVIE PREMIERED JUNE 2ND AT INSIDE OUT FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO

SET FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON JUNE 22ND

WATCH THE TRAILER NOW

Toronto, ON – June 15, 2018 –
Today, OCTAVIO IS DEAD! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is released via Last Gang Records, ahead of the film’s June 22nd launch in theatres.  OCTAVIO IS DEAD! is a movie by award-winning filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, dance-maker and broadcaster, Sook-Yin Lee, starring Sarah Gadon, Rosanna Arquette, Raoul Trujillo and Dimitris Kitsos. Watch the trailer here. Premiering at Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto on June 2, the film has already received widespread praise, with nods from The Globe and Mail and Deadline. Purchase the album here, and see below for the complete tracklist.

"We love movies and share a deep appreciation for cinematic score,” says Sook-Yin Lee, Adam Litovitz and Alia O’Brien, from the band, Blood Ceremony, who wrote the soundtrack. “We were in sync, communicating in a musical shorthand where ideas came swiftly and uncannily, harmoniously in dis-harmony, creating a sonic dimension that is vivid, pleasurable, and dangerous.  Mise en scène asserts that everything counts within a frame of a movie, and in Octavio is Dead! music is subconscious drive and emotion. Let it lull you somewhere special."

The original music is a unique collaboration between filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee, her co-conspirator, Adam Litovitz, from the band, JOOJ, and legendary doom-metal goddess and ethnomusicologist, Alia O’Brien, of the notorious “flute-tinged witch rock” band, Blood Ceremony, who Rolling Stone hails as “the best renaissance-metal."

Embracing the tradition of distinct director-composer relationships inspired by the likes of Ennio Morricone/Sergio Leone and Goblin/Dario Argento, O’Brien, Lee & Litovitz weave supernatural sounds that arouse emotional states, creating foreground music that embodies a character of its own in the movie.

Utilizing drones, electric koto, harps, flute, symphonic strings, and fuzzed-out bass, Ms. O’Brien’s atmospheric compositions collide with the coarse and raw “dirt and stone” sounds of Lee & Litovitz to conjure a dreamy, pagan other-world.  Evoking 60s psychedelia, ancient folk song, bump-and-grind burlesque, trap-beat minimalism, and Moog synth-trance, the original music is one of the defining features of OCTAVIO IS DEAD! and stands on its own as a singular sonic expression.

Sook-Yin Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, dance- maker and CBC Radio & TV broadcaster. She starred in the groundbreaking movie Shortbus, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Her feature writer-director debut, Year of the Carnivore, starring Cristin Milioti, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Film Farm is one of Canada’s most exciting independent production companies. Its credits include The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds, Chloe starring Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried, and Adoration – all directed by Atom Egoyan. The company also produced Away from Her, directed by Sarah Polley and starring Julie Christie, both of whom received Oscar nominations; Brian De Palma’s Redacted, Silver Lion winner at the Venice Film Festival; and Foxfire directed by Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet.

OCTAVIO IS DEAD! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is written, recorded, engineered, produced and performed by Alia O’Brien, Adam Litovitz, and Sook-Yin Lee. It also features the Onakabazien remix of Ghost of Love by JOOJ.

A mysterious, sensual tale, OCTAVIO IS DEAD! follows Tyler (Sarah Gadon) on an adventure that will define her life. Escaping her overbearing mother (Rosanna Arquette), Tyler enters the rich and strange world of her deceased father, Octavio (Raoul Trujillo), a father she never knew. Sexual identity, the occult, and the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality confront her along her journey.

OCTAVIO IS DEAD! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

  1. Octavio’s Battle
  2. Remnants
  3. Cemetery Follow
  4. Kicked Out of Dream Bar
  5. Blue Bathroom
  6. Boy Walk
  7. Tyler
  8. Sasha Von Bon Bon
  9. Claudia Lynx
  10. Fuck All
  11. Book Packing
  12. Stelton Mexico City
  13. Octavio’s Apartment
  14. Ghost of Love (Onakabazien Remix)


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THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE REVEALS THE 2018 LONG LIST

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List.

The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is:

a l l i e - Nightshade            
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Bahamas - Earthtones
The Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers
Bernice - Puff LP: In the air without a shape
Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main
Bonjay - Lush Life
Booji Boys - Weekend Rocker
Philippe Brach - Le silence des troupeaux
Cadence Weapon - Cadence Weapon           
Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Jennifer Castle - Angels of Death
Clairmont The Second - Lil Mont from The Ave
Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself    
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Faith Healer - Try ;-)           
FRIGS - Basic Behaviour
Zaki Ibrahim - The Secret Life of Planets
Iskwé - The Fight Within
Kacy & Clayton - The Siren's Song
Lydia Képinski - Premier Juin
Pierre Kwenders - MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Pierre Lapointe - La science du coeur
Melissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Terra Lightfoot - New Mistakes      
Loud - Une année record  
Milk & Bone - Deception Bay
Partner - In Search Of Lost Time
Propagandhi - Victory Lap
Vivek Shraya & Queer Songbook Orchestra - Part-Time Woman
Sloan - 12
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - The Average Savage
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
The Weather Station - The Weather Station
Weaves - Wide Open
Charlotte Day Wilson - Stone Woman
Donovan Woods - Both Ways
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN - Dirt

In total, 225 albums were considered by the 203 member jury for Long List selection.

Presented by Canada Council for the Arts, the announcement took place earlier today at The Drake Underground in Toronto, Ontario.

"Supporting artistic creation and new generations of creators in all music genres is core to what we do at Canada Council for the Arts," said Carolyn Warren, Director General, Arts Granting Programs Division / Directrice générale, Division des programmes de subventions aux arts.

2015 Polaris Music Prize winner Buffy Sainte-Marie; 2016 Long List nominee Safia Nolin; Alanna Stuart of 2018 Long-Listers, Bonjay; and Toronto City Councillor, Josh Colle were all on hand to help present the Long List nominees. In addition, Clairmont The Second, gave a surprise performance of music from his 2018 Long-Listed album, Lil Mont from The Ave.

The 10 album Short List will be announced on July 17, and the 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner will be revealed at the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 17 at the Carlu in Toronto, which will be live streamed via cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums make the 2018 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2018 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. 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 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).

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

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

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

About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national public arts funder. It champions and invests in artistic excellence so that Canadians may enjoy and participate in a rich cultural life. In 2016-17, the Canada Council allocated $196.8 million towards artistic creation and innovation through its grants, prizes, and payments. canadacouncil.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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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS DÉVOILE
LA LONGUE LISTE 2018

Toronto, ON – Le jeudi 14 juin 2018

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, a dévoilé les 40 albums qui forment la longue liste de 2018.

Voici la longue liste du Prix de musique Polaris 2018:

a l l i e - Nightshade            
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Bahamas - Earthtones
The Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers
Bernice - Puff LP: In the air without a shape
Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main
Bonjay - Lush Life
Booji Boys - Weekend Rocker
Philippe Brach - Le silence des troupeaux
Cadence Weapon - Cadence Weapon           
Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Jennifer Castle - Angels of Death
Clairmont The Second - Lil Mont from The Ave
Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself    
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Faith Healer - Try ;-)           
FRIGS - Basic Behaviour
Zaki Ibrahim - The Secret Life of Planets
Iskwé - The Fight Within
Kacy & Clayton - The Siren's Song
Lydia Képinski - Premier Juin
Pierre Kwenders - MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
Pierre Lapointe - La science du coeur
Melissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl
Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
Terra Lightfoot - New Mistakes      
Loud - Une année record  
Milk & Bone - Deception Bay
Partner - In Search Of Lost Time
Propagandhi - Victory Lap
Vivek Shraya & Queer Songbook Orchestra - Part-Time Woman
Sloan - 12
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - The Average Savage
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
The Weather Station - The Weather Station
Weaves - Wide Open
Charlotte Day Wilson - Stone Woman
Donovan Woods - Both Ways
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN - Dirt

Au total, 225 albums ont été considérés par les 203 membres du jury pour la sélection de la longue liste.

Présentée par le Conseil des arts du Canada, l’annonce a eu lieu plus tôt aujourd’hui au Drake Underground à Toronto, Ontario.

« Soutenir la création artistique et de nouvelles générations de créateurs de tous les genres musicaux est au coeur de nos activités au Conseil des arts du Canada », a dit Carolyn Warren, Directrice générale, Division des programmes de subventions aux arts.

Buffy Sainte-Marie (gagnante du Prix de musique Polaris 2015), Safia Nolin (nommée sur la longue liste 2016), Alanna Stuart (du groupe Bonjay, nommé sur la longue liste 2018) et Josh Colle (conseiller municipal de Toronto) étaient sur place pour présenter la longue liste. De plus, Clairmont The Second a offert une prestation surprise de quelques chansons tirées de son album Lil Mont from The Ave, nommé sur la longue liste 2018.

Les 10 albums de la courte liste seront annoncés le 17 juillet et le gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2018 sera dévoilé au gala Polaris le lundi 17 septembre au Carlu à Toronto, qui sera diffusé en direct via cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

Le Prix de musique Polaris offre 50 000$ à l’artiste ou au groupe ayant créé l’album canadien de l’année, jugé uniquement sur le mérite artistique, sans aucune considération pour le genre musical ou les ventes d’albums. De plus, chacun des neuf autres nommés de la courte liste 2018 recevra 3 000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2018 s’étend du 1er juin 2017 au 31 mai 2018. 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 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).

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

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

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

À propos du Conseil des arts du Canada

Le Conseil des arts du Canada est l’organisme national de soutien aux arts du Canada. Il favorise l’excellence artistique et la défend afin que les Canadiennes et Canadiens participent à une vie culturelle riche et en apprécient les bienfaits. En 2016-2017, le Conseil des arts a investi 196,8 millions de dollars dans la création et l’innovation artistiques avec ses subventions, ses prix et ses paiements. conseildesarts.ca

Contacts médias:

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

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

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THE GORD DOWNIE & CHANIE WENJACK FUND PARTNERS WITH THE NATIVE CANADIAN CENTRE OF TORONTO TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT AT YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE

EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 27th AS PART OF
2018 INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2018 – The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), together with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), are pleased to announce the 2018 Indigenous History Month Celebration. For the first time ever, this annual one-day celebration and take-over of Yonge & Dundas Square, now in its ninth year, will culminate in a free concert featuring an amazing line up of special guest artists. The family-friendly event will also feature Indigenous arts, crafts, entertainment and showcase the vital work of Indigenous community organizations. Stay tuned for performer info, which will be announced soon.

“We are really excited to be partnering with the NCCT to host this Indigenous History Month Celebration at Yonge & Dundas Square,” says Mike Downie, Co-Founder of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase not only Indigenous art, culture and music, but it’s an event that, to me, signifies us working together as a community in the spirit of reconciliation. It’s going to be a great day.”

The 9th annual Indigenous History Month Celebration is made possible with the generous support of Miziwe Biik, Heritage Canada, Rogers Communications, The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, with Lead Support from TD Bank Group.

To help individuals and communities prosper in a changing world, TD launched The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program to open doors for a more inclusive tomorrow. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD will target a total of CDN $1 billion by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to building an inclusive future. "As part of The Ready Commitment, TD is excited to support the event at Yonge & Dundas Square in celebration of National Indigenous History Month," says Andrea Barrack, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group.  "Through music, art, and storytelling the event will shine a light on the rich contributions, and diverse heritages and cultures of Indigenous communities. It will create a space for people to connect and listen to one another, a moment to reflect, and inspire us to look towards a more inclusive future."

Indigenous History Month (June) was first proposed in 1995 by Elijah Harper, and was officially declared in Canada in 2009. Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. Indigenous History Month is a time to acknowledge the role Indigenous peoples played in the development of Canada, to honour Indigenous heritage and to celebrate Indigenous cultures. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the strength of present day First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, and their hopes for the future.

“We are thrilled to be back for our 9th proud year as host to the Indigenous History Month Celebration at Yonge & Dundas Square,” comments Larry Frost, Executive Director at The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. “Special consideration should be made to acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous people to the fabric of Canadian society for the past century and a half as well as look towards future milestones with renewed partnerships and prosperity.”

About The Native Canadian Centre
The Native Canadian Centre is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Native cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome. www.ncct.on.ca @downiewenjack

About The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. The goal of DWF is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to support the reconciliation process through awareness, education, and action. www.downiewenjack.ca @NativeCentre

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH ANNOUNCED AS THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES INTO THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME

TO BE AWARDED THIS OCTOBER
AT BREAKOUT WEST 2018 IN KELOWNA

BAND TO PERFORM ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT
OF THE FESTIVAL

Toronto, ON – June 12, 2018 – This October, BreakOut West heads back to Kelowna, BC, for the first time since 2010. Now in its 16th year, the gathering continues to develop, support, and honour the best of western Canadian music, with its annual conference, festival and the Western Canadian Music Awards. This year, Kelowna-born rock band, The Grapes Of Wrath, will be celebrated for their decade-spanning career, and inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.

"We are especially excited to be receiving this honour in Kelowna, the town where we got our start,” says founding member, Kevin Kane. “Incredible to think that it's been 40 years since we were two teens and a tween, gathering every Friday night in a basement in Glenmore to bash out British Invasion and punk rock songs.”

The Hall Of Fame award annually recognizes an artist/band that has made a significant impact in their career; traditionally being awarded to an artist/band from the host province.

“The Grapes of Wrath will join a great group of past inductees who have built the Canadian music scene and have been recognized worldwide as a key element in the soundtrack of the past few decades,” comments Robyn Stewart, Executive Director, Western Canadian Music Alliance. “We are incredibly excited to honour them with this induction in Kelowna.”

The full list of Western Canadian Music Awards nominees have been announced and member voting has concluded. Winners of the artistic categories will be announced on Thursday, October 11 at the WCMAwards Reception in Kelowna, and Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented on Saturday, October 13 at the Industry Awards Brunch at the Delta Hotel in Kelowna. The Grapes of Wrath will be honoured at the Industry Awards Brunch and will be officially presented with their award on the 13th, where they will be performing as part of the festival.

About The Grapes Of Wrath
Brothers Tom and Chris Hooper met Kevin Kane in 1977, as the three were entering their teens in Kelowna, BC. Their first band was a punk combo called Kill Pigs which played faster than the singer could sing. The Hoopers and Kane would go on to form other bands (Gentlemen of Horror and Empty Set) during their teens, and returned to working together musically again in April of 1983. Taking the name, The Grapes Of Wrath, from a book of movie reviews, they began writing and rehearsing in earnest, gaining enough confidence to open for acts in Seattle and Vancouver. Using proceeds from gigs and yard sales, the band recorded their debut 4 song EP the following summer, signed to Vancouver's fledgling Nettwerk, and went on to release their follow up debut full-length album, September Bowl Of Green, in 1985.

The band's second album, Treehouse, was their first for the major label Capital, earning gold status in Canada. Their 1989 release, Now and Again, was the band’s big breakthrough, and featured newly added keyboardist, Vincent Jones. Singles, All The Things I Wasn't, and What Was Going Through My Head, propelled the album to platinum status and soon the band went from playing bars to theaters and touring Europe, opening for acts such as Lloyd Cole and Texas.

Extensive international touring for their 4th album, the platinum-selling, These Days, put its strain on the band. Succumbing to the classic "musical and personal differences", the Grapes parted ways after a Halloween show in 1992. In the summer of 2010, after 18 years, the original founding members (Chris and Tom Hooper and Kevin Kane) found themselves on stage together again at a festival in Surrey, BC. In 2013, the band released High Road, their first album of new material in 22 years.

About BreakOut West
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more. 

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

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SKYHARBOR RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR DIM VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS

SUNSHINE DUST OUT SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Toronto, ON – June 11, 2018 –  Indian/American progressive metal band, SKYHARBOR, released a music video for their current single, Dim, today exclusively via Alternative Press. Directed by Tom Flynn and Mike Watts, this is the first music video the band has released from their upcoming LP due in September. 

“We’re stoked to present our music video for Dim," says guitarist, Keshav Dhar. "It was an amazing experience filming a video together for the first time as a band, and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we did making it!”

Dim is available on all DSPs beginning today, and as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order Sunshine Dust on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. 

 

SKYHARBOR will release Sunshine Dust on September 7, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Keshav adds, "It’s taken almost four years and it’s been a real labor of love, but we’re thrilled to finally get this record out there to our fans. We’re incredibly stoked on these songs and have really dug in deep to explore and represent what we truly feel is the Skyharbor sound." 

Vocalist, Eric Emery, adds, “Dim is one of my favorite songs on the record and I can’t wait to share the video with everyone. Thematically, the song alludes to the volatile current political climate in the US, as well as exploring what our potential future could look like should we continue down this road.”

The all-new LP, Sunshine Dust, was recorded in Australia with renowned producer, Forrester SavellSunshine Dust, the band’s nearly four years in the making third full-length album, delivers on the atmospheric and emotional promise of their earlier material, with breathtaking tectonic shifts between a wall of sound ambiance and groove.  

On Sunshine Dust, the immersive wall of sound SKYHARBOR first perfected in the studio environment, while as polished and precise as ever, shines with a new almost analog warmth, born of the kind of collaborative camaraderie that only happens when musicians trust each other enough to experience growth.

This is music filled with empowering inspiration and sweeping passions, a supernatural slice of transcendent sonic indulgence.

 

SKYHARBOR erode the boundaries between traditional hit making structures and technicality dexterity with grace and poise, employing the gentle force of the changing of the tides, in all of its stealthily bombastic earth shaping might.

 


About Skyharbor:

From a file on a computer sitting in New Delhi, to a full-fledged touring band with members from around the world formed over the internet – Skyharbor has defied convention every step of the way. The debut album, Blinding White Noise, was released worldwide in 2012 to critical acclaim and earned the band a dedicated fan following across the globe. Since then, Skyharbor has been performing regularly around the world and making waves with their distinctive brand of sweeping, ethereal prog-rock, releasing Guiding Lights in 2014 after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign.

After a brief patch of turbulence that saw new frontman Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok solidify the band's lineup, Skyharbor embarked on a series of tours around the world, covering North America, Europe, UK, and India. The future is especially promising in 2018 as a new album with Emery approaches its release and the band looks set to hit even bigger stages as they march into the future.

SKYHARBOR is: Keshav Dhar / Eric Emery / Devesh Dayal /
Krishna Jhaveri / Aditya Ashok

TRACKLISTING:

1. Signal
2. Dim
3. Out of Time
4. Synthetic Hands
5. Blind Side
6. DisengageEvacuate
7. Ethos
8. Ugly Heart
9. The Reckoning
10. Dissent
11. Menace
12. Temptress
13. Sunshine Dust

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Skyharbor on Spotify: spoti.fi/2wwVH93

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

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GHOST’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM PREQUELLE LANDS AT #3 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART

THE BAND’S FASTEST SELLING, HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM

#2 ON THE TOP CURRENT ALBUMS CHART AND
#1 ON THE ROCK CHART

TOP 5 IN 10 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

BAND ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL WITH STOPS IN LAVAL, QC AND TORONTO

“Fiendishly fun and brilliantly subversive” - Revolver

“Ghost are packing arenas because they've found the middle of the Venn diagram between metal toughness, arty self-indulgence and pop musicality.”­-  Rolling Stone

“The performance is nothing short of showstopping.” - Pitchfork

Toronto, ON – June 11, 2018 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost’s critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm, Prequelle, has debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart,  #2 Top Current Album, #1 Rock, and #2 Vinyl, with 65,653 albums sold.

Prequelle also debuted at  #1 in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, #1 at Rock in the UK, and in the Top 10 overall in the UK, Germany (#2), France (#4), Australia, and Mexico. This follows over 25,000 album pre-orders (the highest in their career), over 5 Million pre-release streams of first single, Rats, and the announcement of their first ever headline arena dates. Rats is currently #4 at Active Rock Radio, and was the #1 National Rock Song of the Week (Music Choice).

Additionally, Ghost announced a massive North American fall tour including their previously announced headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY that will kick off on November 1 in Chicago, IL and wrap on December 15 in Brooklyn, NY. The band will stop in Canada for shows in Toronto and Laval, QC in December. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available beginning June 12 at 10:00 am local time and general tickets will be available to the public beginning June 15 at 10:00 am local time HERE. VIP packages will be available HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Released on June 1, Prequelle is available digitally and physically via Loma Vista Recordings now HERE.  Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop HERE. Ghost is currently featured on five collectible covers of Revolver Magazine’s June/July issue, which is available now HERE. Read the story online HERE. On June 14, Ghost will join legendary metal band, Candlemass, to honour Metallica by performing one of their songs as members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo are presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf.

Ghost announced Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) alongside the album’s lead single, Rats, on April 13, 2018 and introduced fans to the band’s new singer, Cardinal Copia. Watch his ascension to frontman in Prequelle Chapters 1-3 HERE. Last month, the band treated fans to an early listen of the album’s second song, Dance Macabre, with the first-ever Instagram Stories song premiere. With over 5 million streams in three weeks, the track is the band’s fastest streaming song to date. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP, Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single Cirice on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with Square Hammer.

GHOST TOUR DATES:
June 15, 2018 - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France - Download Paris
June 21, 2018 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop
June 23, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhall
July 12, 2018 - Viveiro, Spain - Resurrection Fest
July 14, 2018 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo Metal Fest
July 19, 2018 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hoven, supporting Guns N’ Roses
July 20, 2018 - Nordfjordeid, Norway - Malakoff Festival
August 3, 2018 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
August 5, 2018 - Colmar, France - Foire Aux Vins
October 26, 2018 - Tulsa, OK - Cox Business Center Ballroom
October 29, 2018 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
October 30, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre
November 1, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
November 2, 2018 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center - Theatre
November 3, 2018 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
November 4, 2018 - Ames, IA - Stephens Auditorium
November 6, 2018 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater
November 8, 2018 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
November 9, 2018 - El Paso, TX - Abraham Chavez Theatre
November 10, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
November 12, 2018 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
November 13, 2018 - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Community Center Theater
November 15, 2018 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic Center
November 16, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
November 17, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
November 19, 2018 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
November 20, 2018 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
November 21, 2018 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theatre
November 23, 2018 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theater
November 24, 2018 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
November 25, 2018 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 27, 2018 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 29, 2018 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
November 30, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre
December 1, 2018 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
December 2, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
December 4, 2018 - Richmond, VA - Dominion Energy Center
December 5, 2018 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
December 7, 2018 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
December 8, 2018 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

December 10, 2018 - Baltimore, MD - The Hippodrome
December 11, 2018 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
December 13, 2018 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
December 14, 2018 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
December 15, 2018 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA RELEASED NEW SINGLE I KNOW HOW TO SPEAK

FIRST ORIGINAL MUSIC SINCE 2017’S ACCLAIMED ALBUM A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE (LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS)

PERFORMED AT BONNAROO LAST WEEK

SUMMER HEADLINE SHOWS UNDERWAY AND UPCOMING FESTIVAL DATES INCLUDING SUMMERFEST, LOLLAPALOOZA, OSHEAGA AND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Toronto, ON – June 11, 2018 –
On Friday, Manchester Orchestra released new single, I Know How To Speak, a lush, slow-burning song that is the band’s first original new music since their acclaimed 2017 album, A Black Mile To The Surface (Loma Vista Recordings). Listen now HERE. “This song was originally and roughly formed a few years ago, about the impending weight of the future. It almost made it onto Black Mile, but hadn't fully formed yet,” explains singer/guitarist Andy Hull. “We spent some solid time this year revisiting and reworking the song into its final state. I found it inspiring to work on this song right before the birth of my son, which was and is beautiful impending weight.”

Listen to I Know How To Speak:
Spotify | Apple MusiciTunes | Amazon | Google Play

Manchester Orchestra, Hull, Robert McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince, are among the most-booked bands at summer and fall festivals this year, playing a career-high number that includes recent stops at Governor’s Ball, Boston Calling, Bottlerock, Shaky Knees Music Festival, and Hangout Music Festival, among others. Consequence of Sound named them a highlight at Boston Calling, raving, “they owned the main stage space with an undeniably knotted and captivating catalogue.” They performed at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival last week, with upcoming performances at Summerfest, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, Austin City Limits, and more. A current itinerary is below.

A Black Mile To The Surface, was released on July 28, 2017 via Loma Vista Recordings to high acclaim from outlets including Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, Pitchfork, Vulture, Noisey, and MAGNET, among others, with Uproxx naming it one of 2017's Best Rock Records. Manchester Orchestra have also performed Alternative Radio Top 15 and AAA-topping single, The Gold, on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions. The band recently covered The Avett Brothers’ single No Hard Feelings and collaborated with Julien Baker on a cover of Pedro The Lion’s Bad Things To Such Good People (with net proceeds from sales and streaming donated to 1 Million 4 Anna).

Always seeking to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Manchester Orchestra expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic A Black Mile To The Surface, which features production by Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner Dan Hannon. The record showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on singer/guitarist Hull and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist McDowell's unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels). It's a reinvention of sorts -- both musically and personally -- and an evolution of the Atlanta-based band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.

Praise for A Black Mile To The Surface:

"[Manchester Orchestra's] most thrilling album to date" – Pitchfork

"Scoring a film - 2016's Swiss Army Man - inspired the alt-rockers to up the drama on their latest LP. The resulting collection is a mix of sweeping guitars, booming drums, and delightful vocal harmonies." – Entertainment Weekly

"It's the most lyrically intricate and sonically ambitious record that the band have made. It's also their best." – Noisey

"... an artistic triumph, the kind worth regarding as a creative masterwork among their collection." – Exclaim!, 9/10 stars

"Andy Hull & co. have written some of the strongest songs of their career." – Brooklyn Vegan

"...their best album, conjuring the grandiosity of albums like 2009's Mean Everything To Nothing and 2011's Simple Math, but with half the strain and twice as much as grace.” –Uproxx

"One of modern rock's most consistently great bands just raised the bar again." – Alternative Press, 4.5/5 stars

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

June 15 – Kansas City, MO – Boulevardia Festival

June 16 – Buffalo, NY – WLKK Kerfuffle

June 21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

June 22 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap

June 23 – Glen Allen, VA – XL 102 Big Field Day

July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Waterfest

July 19 – Oshkosh, WI – Waterfest

August 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

August 4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow)

August 5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

August 11-12 – Redmond, WA – 107.7 The End Summer Camp

October 5 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

October 6 – San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam

October 12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

 

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WILD RIVERS SHARE HAUNTING HARMONIES IN HOWLING

ANNOUNCE EIGHTY-EIGHT EP OUT JUNE 22

Toronto, ON – June 8, 2018 – Wild Rivers
– the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul” - are announcing the release of the Eighty-Eight EP, the highly awaited follow up to their 2016’s self-titled debut album. Today, the band is debuting the first hint of the upcoming EP with Howling, showing off the seamless layers of slide guitar, steady percussion, and founding members Devan Glover’s and Khalid Yassein’s vocals.

The same careful craftsmanship is apparent in the band’s 2016 self-titled debut album, streamed over 27 million times on Spotify alone, and 2017 single, Do Right. The band wrote and recorded the EP in both Ontario and Nashville, creativity peaking between glistening pop (A Week Ago) and acoustic vulnerability (Howling). Guitarist and singer Yassein’s love of strong, purposeful melodies is evident in the core of each of the five tracks. Eighty-Eight will be released June 22.

Wild Rivers is composed of Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass). Over three years, the Toronto-based band has accrued more than 30 million streams on Spotify, toured consistently across the U.S. and Canada, and earned a reputation as a band that makes a powerful connection with listeners. Coming from all different musical backgrounds, all four members find inspiration in iconic pop artists of the 1970s, from Fleetwood Mac to James Taylor to Neil Young, and manage to blend their hallmark storytelling styles with a modern approach to melody. Get a feel for what else is to come with Howling.

Stream Howling here.

EIGHTY-EIGHT TRACKLIST:
1.     A Week Ago
2.     Howling
3.     Call It A Night
4.     You Can Side
5.     I Won’t Be Back

CATCH WILD RIVERS LIVE:
June 9 – Kingston, ON – Craft Beer Fest

August 3 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Public Market
August 7 – Exton, PA – Eagleview Concert Series
August 11 – Bethlehem PA – Musikfest
August 24-26 – Ontonagon MI – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
August 22-23 – Franklin TN – Pilgrimage Festival

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GEORGE THOROGOOD TO RECEIVE 2018 B.B. KING AWARD AT MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ON JULY 1ST

ON TOUR NOW WITH STOPS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2018 – This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal International Jazz Festival) highlights the exceptional contributions to music made by George Thorogood, Zakir Hussain, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Renee Rosnes, Ben Harper and Ry Cooder. During this 39th edition of the Festival, the winners will be presented, respectively, with the B.B. King Award, Ella Fitzgerald Award, Miles Davis Award, Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, Oscar Peterson Award and Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award.

George Thorogood is the fifth recipient of the B.B. King Award, created in 2014 for the 35th edition of the Festival, to honour and recognize the exceptional talent of an artist who has left an indelible mark on the blues scene. He succeeds to Charlie Musselwhite (2017), Taj Mahal (2016), James Cotton (2015) and the artist in whose name the trophy was created, B.B. King (2014). 

George Thorogood will receive the award on July 1st at the Festival at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, during his Festival performance. George Thorogood and the Destroyers will continue their current 2018 Rock Party Tour, touring in support of album, Party Of One,  across North America this summer, through the fall. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
 

Shot to fame in 1977 with their self-titled and now-classic debut album, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have released a total of 16 studio albums—including six gold and two platinum discs—and amassed an unmatched catalogue of hits that includes I Drink Alone, Move It On Over, and the ultimate badass anthem, Bad to the Bone. But it was their powerhouse live performances that made the band legendary: from opening for the Rolling Stones to their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, or any of their current 100+ shows per year, George and his longtime band remain among the most relentless and relevant classic blues-rock acts on tour today.

Thorogood's first-ever solo album, Party of One, was released in 2017 via Rounder Records. It is his fastest-selling album in nearly 20 years, and features acoustic interpretations of 14 of his favorite songs by artists such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ latest release is a limited-edition 7" single for Record Store Day featuring two new recordings. The A-side features a cover of Shot Down, originally recorded by legendary garage rockers, The Sonics, backed with Ain't Coming Home Tonight, an all-new original penned by longtime Destroyers guitarist, Jim Suhler, and legendary producer, Terry Manning (Al Green, Joe Walsh, Widespread Panic), with Grammy-winning producer Jim Gaines mixing the track.

The 7" single was engineered and produced by Shawn Berman, whose engineering credits range from Ice Cube to Guns N' Roses. Berman has engineered five George Thorogood and the Destroyers albums and Thorogood's 2017 solo release, Party of One.

"I wasn't aware of the song Shot Down until my wife turned me onto it," Thorogood said. "Turns out it's a perfect Thorogood song. As for Ain't Coming Home Tonight, Jim Suhler is a genius!  I hope you dig these songs as much as I do."

A limited run of 1,650 copies of the single were pressed on clear red vinyl and hand numbered by Third Man Pressing for Record Store Day, celebrated at independent record stores throughout the United States and Canada on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. 

TOUR DATES:
June 23 – Lakes Jam – Brainerd, MN            
June 24 – Minnesota Zoo Weesner Ampitheater – Apple Valley, MN
June 26 – River City Casino – Saint Louis, MO
June 28 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
June 29 – Promenade Park – Toledo, OH
June 30 – Summertime Blues Festival – Owen Sound, ON
July 1 – Place des Arts at Montreal Jazz Festival – Montreal, QC

July 6 – Seven Feathers Casino Resort – Canyonville, OR
July 7 – Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR
July 8 – Emerald Queen Casino – Tacoma, WA
July 20 – Sunset Station Outdoor Ampitheater – Henderson, NV
July 21 – Edgewater Casino Resort – Laughlin, NV
July 23 – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay – San Diego, CA
July 25 – California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles, CA
July 26 – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo – Sacramento, CA
July 27 – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – Reno, NV
July 28 – Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, NV
July 31 – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts – Salina, KS
August 2 – Waterfest – Oshkosh, WI
August 3 – Hoosier Park Racing & Casino – Anderson, IN
August 4 – Riveredge Park – Aurora, IL
August 5 – Hard Rock Rocksino – Northfield, OH
August 7 – Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH
August 9 – Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City – Atlantic City, NJ
August 10 – Calvert Marine Museum – Solomons, MD
August 11 – Spyglass Ridge Winery – Sunbury, PA
August 23 – Trois-Rivieres en Blues – Trois-Rivieres, QC
September 1 – A Taste Of Colorado – Denver, CO

Praise for Party of One:

"Thorogood is a guitar-blazing revivalist whose enthusiasm
and showmanship make the music fresh.  - Baltimore Sun

"This guy plays with dirt under his fingernails, and he exudes the essence of the back road troubadour. Pick him up when he hitches a ride. Whew!" - Jazz Weekly

"This is a record that only a charismatic performer
and interpreter could pull off." - American Songwriter

"It's (George's) guitar that remains the lifeblood connecting
his fans to his musicianship."  - American Blues Scene

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LAILA BIALI ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER

CANADIAN SHOWS IN BC, ALBERTA,
HALIFAX AND ONTARIO

CELEBRATES CANADIAN SONGWRITING COMPETITION WIN

NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2018 – Summer is just around the corner, and after extensive international touring through the first half of 2018, Laila Biali is ready to hit the road again, sharing the new songs from her beautifully-crafted self-titled album with audiences across North America. Kicking off on June 15th, she will visit BC, Alberta, Halifax, Ontario and more (full details below). Biali is also thrilled to celebrate her win at the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category for her track, Satellite.

"It's been nearly 5 months since the new album first released, and a whirlwind of tour dates including 51 shows across 5 countries (Canada, US, Germany, France & the UK) and 41 cities,” reflects Biali. “I'm happy that the summer is a bit more open, though we'll be heading out to a few key cities across North America and working on two new official music videos, including one for Satellite, which I was so excited to see honoured in this year’s Canadian Songwriter Competition!"

Biali released her brand new, self-titled album in January via Chronograph Records in Canada. The record is the culmination of everything the acclaimed songstress has achieved so far. This record is an eclectic-but-focused collection of songs that Biali describes as her most “fully representative” piece of work to date. Catchy, sophisticated, and unlike anything currently on the radio, the album is pop music, but not the kind that can be neatly tagged by an algorithm. Melodies take thrilling left turns and pre-choruses give way to instrumental interludes. It’s pop music, but the experimental, distinctly human variety popularized by Regina Spektor, Rachael Yamagata, and Sara Bareilles.

Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Biali has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival International de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Biali released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper, Andrew Bird), and the Toronto Mass Choir. Her latest recording project debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and #7 on iTunes Jazz US. It features original songs alongside fan-requested covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and Randy Newman, and “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post).

In September 2017, Biali was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. The associated CBC stream, Jazz With Laila, receives over 100,000 visits weekly.

UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR DATES:
June 15 – Langley, BC – Bez Arts Hub
June 16 – Sunshine Coast, BC – Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival

June 20 – Wilmington, DE – Clifford Brown Jazz Fest
June 23 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton International Jazz Festival
June 28/29 – Aspen, CO – JAS Café
July 8 – London, ON – Sunfest
July 11 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Jazz Festival
July 20 – Toronto, ON – Roy Thompson Hall “Live on the Patio”
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Beaches Jazz Festival

August 3 – Newport, RI – Newport Jazz Festival
August 15 – Markham, ON – Markham Jazz Festival
August 18 – Sylvan Lake, AB – Jazz at the Lake

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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 a JUNO Award nomination, 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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CADENCE WEAPON RELEASES FRESH SOUNDS ON BE ABOUT PRODUCED BY EYTAN TOBIN

KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
ON JUNE 15 WITH SHOW AT NXNE IN TORONTO
AND STOPS AT JAZZ WINNIPEG AND HILLSIDE FESTIVAL

SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW  

Toronto, ON – June 8, 2018 –  Today, Cadence Weapon shares fresh sounds with Be About - an infectious new single produced by Toronto producer, Eytan Tobin, of the Bedroomer music collective. The track comments on social elements of chasing clout on Instagram, and the illusory quality of rap today. Listen here. Be About is a sample of what can be heard on Canadian festival stages this summer, as Cadence will kick things off with shows at North By Northeast Festival (NXNE) in Toronto, Jazz Winnipeg and Guelph’s Hillside. 

The song follows the stunning video for his single, High Rise. Premiering via Noisey, the audiovisual essay explores timely topics and speaks truth to the current climate of gentrification, urban spaces and the evolution of metropolitan life. Filmed in Toronto’s downtown core, the video was directed by Lester Millado and produced by Toronto creative collective, PIQUE, with choreography by Caden Mackinnon and Chantelle Mostacho. Watch the video here.

“High Rise was inspired by my experience looking for a place to live when I first moved to Toronto. It made me imagine a demonic real estate agent chanting at me to give up the search for a house, to move into a condo,” Cadence says of the inspiration for the track. “I think many people are dealing with rampant gentrification and the erosion of community today so I decided to write a protest song about it.”

High Rise (produced by Jacques Greene) is from Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, new self-titled album, released on January 19 via eOne Music. 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.

The album features appearances from Deradoorian, Blue Hawaii, Brendan Phillip and Casey MQ, and tracks from producers, Kaytranada, Francis Got Heat, Jacques Greene and Harrison. The 12-track album is a reintroduction to Cadence Weapon as an artist, and he's excited for the world to experience this new beginning.

Cadence will head to Europe in August, and continue a North American tour through the fall, as he has announced a cross country run with stops 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. See below for a complete list of cities and dates. 

Recognized as Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions. Born in Edmonton, Cadence had an upbringing uniquely suited to becoming a rapper. His father Teddy, a Brooklyn native, was the DJ that introduced hip-hop to Edmonton with his pioneering radio show, The Black Experience in Sound, on CJSR 88.5 FM. After spending his childhood immersed in his father’s diverse archive of music, Cadence started rapping at age 13. Soon, he was entering freestyle battles, rocking shows with his uncle’s funk band and teaching himself how to make beats.

Following the online success of his mixtape, Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand, he released his self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, in December 2005 at the age of 19. The album was met with international critical acclaim, with the BBC praising its mix of “vivid, scattershot rhymes” and “techno-tinged beats.” In 2009, Cadence was appointed Poet Laureate of Edmonton, making him the literary ambassador of his home city for two years, during which he was invited to read poetry for an event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

TOUR DATES:
June 15 – Toronto, ON – North By Northeast Festival @ Yonge-Dundas Square
June 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Jazz Festival @ The Good Will
July 13-15 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

August 9 - London, UK - Windmill Brixton
August 10 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
August 14 - Kortrijk, BE - Marathon of Dope Sessions
August 15 - Zurich, CH - Bar3000
August 17 - San Sebastian, ES - Dabadaba
August 23 - Berlin, DE - Internet Explorer
September 14 - Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
September 28 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
September 29 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
October 2 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
October 3 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
October 4 – Edmonton, AB – Buckingham
October 5 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s 
October 6 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s

October 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
October 13 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
October 14 – Detroit, MI – El Club
October 18 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital
October 19 – St. John’s, NL – The Ship
October 20 – Halifax, NS – TBD @ Halifax Pop Explosion

October 24 - Washington, DC - Vinyl Lounge @ Songbird
October 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
October 26 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
October 27 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
October 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
October 30 – Boston, MA – Middle East
November 1 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola

“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

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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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MATTIE LEON ANNOUNCES CROSS-CANADA SUMMER TOUR SUPPORTING LATEST ALBUM SIGNAL HILL

RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE VIMY

Toronto, ON – June 7, 2018 –
Toronto based singer-songwriter, Mattie Leon, strikes a beautiful balance between folk, R&B and pop. 2017 saw the release of his latest offering, Signal Hill, a 7-song collection of rhythmic Canadiana. Today, he announces a Canadian summer tour that will take him from coast to coast. Kicking off officially on June 30th in Toronto, Leon will share his music with audiences from across the country (see below for full details). Along with the tour, he shares a brand new music video for his single, Vimy, which explores a couple in love during World War 1 and specifically The Battle of Vimy Ridge. Watch and share the video here.

I’ve longed to tour this country, ocean to ocean with guitar in hand, since I started writing songs,” says Leon. “It’s a rite of passage to push some overworked van to the brink and experience the endless beauty of Canada one kilometre at a time. Lyrically, so much of my new record is about Canada and it’s history so I’m looking forward to playing these songs in the places that inspired them. The fact that I experience all of it with my brother by my side is really special.”

Since embarking on his solo career in 2015 Leon has been busy producing and releasing music, playing throughout Ontario and touring to the far reaches of Eastern Canada. His soulful debut EP, Terrace, included the song, Just You, that received airplay on CBC Radio 1 and garnered accolades from then host, Talia Schlanger. He followed up Terrace with two small releases in 2016 that included standout track, Alabama, which was his first foray into historical material. Alabama tells the tale of Clifford Durr, civil rights lawyer in the 1950's and 60's, who assisted in bailing Rosa Parks out of jail after the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Signal Hill has been gaining traction on Canadian College Radio since its release and in the last few years Mattie has had the tracks Boy, So Much More With Me and Just You receive national radio play.

TOUR DATES:

June 9 – St. Catharines, ON – Merchant Ale House

June 30 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground

July 4 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah

July 14 – Guelph, ON – Jimmy Jazz

July 15 – Grand Bend, ON – Sunset Sounds

July 17 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed

July 19 – St. John, NB – Five & Dime

July 20 – Tay Creek, NB – T.C. Folk Festival

July 22 – Charlottetown, PEI – Back Alley Music

July 23 – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge

July 24 – Halifax, NS – Sniggily Wiggily’s

July 25 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub

July 27 – St. John’s, NFLD – Battery Cafe

July 29 – St. John’s, NFLD – The Ship

July 31 – Bathurst, NB – Four Rivers Brewing

August 2 – Quebec City, QC – Ninkasi

August 3 – Montreal, QC – L’Escalier

August 11 – London, ON – Life of Leisure

August 16 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Water Tower

August 17 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo

August 18 – Kenora, ON – Lakeshore Lounge

August 19 – Regina, MB – Cloud 9

August 21 – Calgary, AB – Café KOI

August 22 – Cochrane, AB – The Gentry

August 23 – Clearwater, BC – Serenity P.A.

August 25 – Vancouver, BC – The Heatley

August 26 – Victoria, BC – Canoe Brewpub

August 28 – Kamloops, BC – Iron Road Brewing

August 30 – Medicine Hat, AB – Heartwood Café

September 1 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Room 21

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AMOS LEE SEEKS PEACE IN ADVERSITY ON NEW SINGLE NO MORE DARKNESS, NO MORE LIGHT

SONG IS THE FIRST OFFERING FROM LEE’S UPCOMING
ALBUM MY NEW MOON OUT AUGUST 31
VIA DUALTONE RECORDS

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2018 – Amos Lee has unveiled No More Darkness, No More Light, the first single from his upcoming album, My New Moon, set for release on August 31st via Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One company. Inspired by relationships Amos built through organizations like Musicians on Call and the Melodic Caring Project, No More Darkness beams with unrelenting optimism in the face of hardship. Amos completely re-wrote the song’s lyrics in the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy, inspired by the positive change brought from such a dark situation. Coupled with the guidance of producer, Tony Berg, and top-notch playing from musicians like multi-instrumentalist, Ethan Gruska, and keyboardists, Benmont Tench, and Patrick Warren, Lee finds himself with a rich and substantive ode to enduring. Listen to No More Darkness, No More Light and read a Q&A with Lee at Billboard.

Much like Darkness, the ten songs on My New Moon console, reflect, and uplift. Lee particularly draws inspiration from two young fans who battled serious illness and their families, and how spending time with such unbelievably courageous people changed the way he saw his own life. As Amos wrestles with difficult questions about loss and works through hardships, the record unfolds as a testament to embracing a higher purpose than one's self and the pursuit of peace in adversity. Performances from multi-instrumentalist, Blake Mills, drummer, Chris Dave (D'Angelo's Black Messiah, Adele's 21), and pedal steel master, Greg Leisz, accentuate Amos' purposeful vision.

Lee will tour through the fall, including performances at the Beacon Theatre and Capitol Theatre in New York, the Pilgrimage Music Festival in Tennessee and Ohana Festival in Southern California. A full list of dates is below. My New Moon is Lee’s first new album since 2016’s, Spirit, his third straight release to debut in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, opening at #3.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 22 - St. Louis, MO - Powell Symphony Hall
June 23 - Williamsburg, VA - Funhouse Fest
July 27 - Park City, UT - Deer Valley Snow Park Amphitheater
July 28 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar Performing Arts Center
July 29 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Strings Music Festival - SOLD OUT
July 31 - Boulder, CO - Chautaqua Auditorium - SOLD OUT
Aug 1 - Denver, CO - Botanical Gardens # - SOLD OUT
Aug 3 - Sandpoint, ID - The Festival at Sandpoint #
Aug 4 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater #
Aug 5 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo #
Aug 8 - Boise, ID - Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden #
Aug 9 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater #
Aug 11 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre Napa #
Aug 12 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery #
Sept 14 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre ^
Sept 15 - Canton, MA - Festival At The Farm
Sept 16 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre ^
Sept 18 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre ^
Sept 20 - Richmond, VA - Innsbrook After Hours at SERVPRO of Richmond Pavilion ^
Sept 21 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater ^
Sept 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival ^
Sept 24 - Lafayette, LA - Heymann Performing Arts Center ^
Sept 25 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre ^
Sept 27 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre ^
Sept 28 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Festival

# = Bailen supporting
^ = Caitlyn Smith supporting

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I'M WITH HER ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

EXCLUSIVE SPOTIFY SINGLES SESSION RELEASED TODAY

LISTEN TO I-89 AND HANNAH HUNT HERE

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2018 –
Fresh off a triumphant tour of Europe, I'm With Her - the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan - is announcing a new slate of tour dates for this fall. The newly announced dates, go on sale this Friday. 

This newest leg of touring, dubbed the Overland Tour, will kick off on the summer solstice at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which is where they first came together in 2014. On August 1, they will be among the featured performers at NPR Music's, Turning the Tables Live: 21st Century Edition, presented by Lincoln Center Out Of Doors in New York City.

The band recently stopped by Spotify's New York studios and recorded two songs for an exclusive Spotify Singles Session. Listen to this rendition of their original song, I-89, and a stirring cover of Vampire Weekend's, Hannah Hunthere.

In 2015, we did our first tour. Piled into a station wagon, we drove all around the UK and Ireland, just the three of us. Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend's third album, had been out about a year but it became the soundtrack to those sunny drives on the wrong side of the road,” the group recalls. “Hannah Hunt had always been on our mind as a song to cover, and this Spotify session was the perfect excuse to work it up! It is a total joy to sing this song.”

The band's recent European tour was a smashing success. They played to capacity crowds in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Paris, and Stockholm and earned accolades from critics across Europe. Gigging NI's Sarah McCrossan praised the group's “phenomenal performance” in Belfast and noted, "they make hairs stand on end singing a cappella."

Bristol 24/7's Martin Siddorn enthused, “it's when they sing in unison that angels are heard,” while Louder Than War's Lee Hammond offered, “To put it lightly, we're completely blown away by the brilliant I'm With Her as their talents truly shine during this exceptional performance.

I’M WITH HER 2018 TOUR DATES:

June 21 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival

June 23 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival

July 4 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

July 6 – North Truro, MA – Payomet PAC

July 7 – Katonah, NY – Carmoor – Spanish Courtyard

July 8 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park Arts Festival

July 9 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage

July 10 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom

July 12 – Boone, NC – Schaefer Center for Performing Arts

July 13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

July 14 – Mt. Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Festival

July 15 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival

August 1 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center Out of Doors

August 2 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

August 3 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

August 4 – Missoula, MT – Travelers’ Rest Festival

August 7 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center

August 9 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Nature Center

August 10 – Boise, ID – The Egyptian Theatre

August 11 – Alta, WY – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

August 12 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto Theatre

August 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

August 24 – Northamptonshire, UK – Greenbelt Festival

August 27 – Shetland, UK – Mareel

August 28 – Edinburgh, UK – Queens Hall

September 8 – Chattanooga, TN – Moon River Music Festival

September 13 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater

September 15 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios (The Barn)

September 29 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater

September 30 – Vancouver, BC – Chan Shun Concert Hall

October 1 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre

October 2 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall

October 4 – Provo, UT – De Jong Concert Hall

October 7 – Davis, CA – Mondavi Center

October 8 – Carmel, CA – Sunset Center

October 10 – Stanford, CA – Bing Concert Hall

October 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet

October 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lorbero Theatre

October 14 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center

October 15 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theatre

November 2 – Madison, WI – Shannon Hall – Union Theater

November 4 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage

November 5 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre

November 7 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre

November 8 – Tarrytown, NY – Music Hall

November 9 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury

November 11 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

November 12 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Theatre

November 14 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

November 15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

November 16 – Richmond, VA – Modlin Center For The Arts

November 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

November 29 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall**

November 30 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena **

December 1 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre**

December 2 – Springfield, MO – Juanita K. Hammons Hall**

 

*opening for Old Crow Medicine Show

** opening for Steve Martin & Martin Short

 

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AVATAR TO JOIN TRIVIUM ON NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR

WORLD TOUR CONTINUES  TICKETS ON SALE NOW

AVATAR COUNTRY OUT NOW

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2018 –
Citizens! Today is a great day for Avatar Country and therefore the world as His Royal Majesty once again claims the title of not only King of our glorious nation but also King of the road. 

The Department of Informing the Citizens of the Kingdom (D.I.C.K.) is proud to report that our finest negotiators have reached a trade deal with metal greats, the people of Trivium! The agreement includes sharing stage space on a string of royal state visits across the United States of America and Canada.

After a long time in the making, everyone within the Chivalrous Royal Administration and Court of the King (C.R.A.C.K) is delighted and excited beyond reason to see their hard work bare fruit. So says the King, Trivium is among the most precious of metals and side by side we shall shine with exponentially grown strength. In short, the future is so bright, we’ll all need to wear shades.”

Avatar will return to North America this fall with Trivium on their The Sin and the Sentence World Tour in continued support of Avatar's newest LP, Avatar Country. This will be the band's second full scale North American run since earlier this year in January with support from circus sideshow, Hellzapoppin. The band returned briefly after that to perform at Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion festivals in April. See tour dates below.

Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country earlier this 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.”

Avatar has embarked on a stretch of European dates this summer including some notable festivals along the way. Download Festival UK, Paris and Graspop just to name a few.  

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

June 6 – Belfast, UK – The SSE Arena Belfast

June 8 – Donington Park, UK – Download Festival

June 9 – Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
June 11 – Almassera, ES – Rock City
June 12 – Murcia, ES – Garaje Beat Club
June 13 – Malaga, ES – Sala Paris 15
June 14 – Zaragoza, ES – Centro Civico Delicias
June 16 – Bretigny-Sur-Orge, F – Download Festival Paris
June 22 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
August 6 – Kvinesdal, NO – Norway Rock Festival
August 7 – Knislinge, SE – Helgeafestivalen
August 14 – Vizovice, CZ – Masters of Rock
October 3 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
October 4 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
October 5 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 6 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
October 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
October 9 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
October 11 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
October 12 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
October 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
October 14 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
October 20 – Sauget, IL – Pop's Nightclub
October 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 22 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
October 23 – Fargo, ND – Sanctuary
October 25 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
October 26 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
October 28 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

October 29 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
October 30 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
October 31 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
October 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
October 3 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre

 

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SECRET BROADCAST TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE CAUSE AND THE CURE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 8

FORTHCOMING LP PENNY ARCADE DUE THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – June 6, 2018 – Heralded Calgary-via-Toronto rock outfit, Secret Broadcast, will release their latest single, Cause And The Cure, on Friday, June 8. The track is from their forthcoming LP, Penny Arcade, which is due out later this year on Entertainment One. On Penny Arcade, their second LP, they explore the divisive state of our sociopolitical landscape to a soundtrack of lush, organic blues-tinged rock and roll.

Cause and the Cure is about losing someone you love and not being able to move on,” states frontman Matt Lightstone. “When your identity becomes tied with another person or an ideology and it is suddenlyremoved from your life, you effectively lose yourself completely.”

The band’s breakout full-length, 2014’s Filthy Souls, showcased the shimmering soundscapes of post-Britpop atop the foundation of overdriven blues-based, reverb-drenched rock and roll in a resulting sonic concoction that was all their own.

This time around, Secret Broadcast have kept those key components intact while refining their approach to songwriting and delivering a more dynamic and impactful musical experience. Horns, banjos, synths, even a gospel choir – anything that served the emotion and impact of the material was fair game. The cuts fit right into Secret Broadcast’s barn-burning live sets, built on their tight rhythmic prowess and unbridled energy. 

As people gravitate towards increasingly polarizing viewpoints on everything from politics and religion to love and drugs, some powerful, compelling, and hard-hitting rock and roll may just be the bridge we need to reconnect and reignite, and Secret Broadcast have plenty of that to go around.

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RHYE RELEASEs NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR PHOENIX

ON TOUR NOW WITH STOPS AT  WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL, HILLSIDE, MILE EX END MUSIQUE AND WESTWARD FESTIVAL 

Toronto, ON — June 6, 2018 — Today, RHYE releases a new music video for track, Phoenix, the second single off their latest, critically-acclaimed album, BLOOD. Directed and produced by RHYE frontman, Mike Milosh, and Geneviève Medow Jenkins, the stunning fashion-forward film tells a powerful narrative with symbolic visuals centered around change and rebirth. Watch the video here.

“Phoenix’is a song about rebirth,” says Milosh. “The video for Phoenix is a representation of the storms that are needed to instigate that change, renouncing the mundane. Enough change best leads to communion with the natural world and the natural self. Change is a strong woman who comes into your life and shows you your true self. Hence, change is Phoenix.”

The Phoenix video tells a powerful story through shattering the everyday, materialistic lifestyle and transforming into one’s true self, mirroring Milosh’s private and professional life, brought on by a powerful symbol of a female character that enters like a storm alongside thoughtful allusions.

The video also features a cast of beautiful, impeccably-dressed female characters in fashion designs by OTT, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Thomas Wylde, Alexis Bittar, Armani, Yvonne Kone, Christian Siriano, Versace (vintage), Ann Demeulemeester, Pamela Love, Alice McCall and Agent Provocateur, styled by and starring model Anna Schilling.

RHYE released their widely-acclaimed sophomore album BLOOD on February 2, 2018 and is available here via Last Gang Records. Limited edition vinyl bundles are available exclusively via the RHYE Shop.

Listen to BLOOD: smarturl.it/blood-ca

RHYE Live Dates - 2018
June 6 - Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz - Tickets
June 7 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Porto - Tickets
June 9 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival - Tickets
June 11 - Warsaw, Poland -Progresja -Tickets
June 12 - Prague, Czech Republic - MeetFactory - Tickets
June 13 - Vienna, Austria - Flex - Tickets
June 15 - Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby Festival - Tickets
June 16 - Oslo, Norway - Picnic I Parken - Tickets
July 6 - Winnipeg, Canada - Winnipeg Folk Festival - Tickets
July 7 - Brooklyn, NY - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn -Tickets
July 14 - Guelph, Canada - Hillside Festival - Tickets
July 19 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park - Tickets
July 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield - Tickets
July 25 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club - Tickets
July 26 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Music Festival - Tickets
July 28 - Porland, OR - Revolution Hall - SOLD OUT
July 29 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall (2nd Show Added!) - Tickets
August 4 - Moscow, Russia - Afisha Picnic Festival - Tickets
August 7 - Sesto Al Reghena, Italy - Piazza Castello - Tickets
August 9 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival - Tickets
August 10 - Buftea, Romania - Night Picnic Festival - Tickets
August 14 - Berlin, Germany - Astra - Tickets
August 15 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria - Tickets
August 17 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival - Tickets
August 18 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival - Tickets
August 19 - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival - Tickets
August 21 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Tickets
August 31 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival - Tickets 
September 1 - Montreal, QC - Mile Ex End Musique Festival —-Tickets
September 15 - Vancouver, BC - Westward Festival - Tickets

October 12, 13, 14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits - Tickets
October 15 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre - Tickets
October 16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren - Tickets
October 18 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House - Tickets
October 19 - San Luis Obispo, CA - The Fremont Theater -Tickets
October 20 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades -Tickets

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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REAL FRIENDS RELEASE CATCHY NEW SINGLE FROM THE OUTSIDE

HEADLINING THE FINAL VANS WARPED TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 21

Toronto, ON – June 4, 2018 –
In advance of their headlining run of the final Vans Warped Tour, Illinois rock-group Real Friends have released their latest single, From The Outside. Produced by Mike Green, From The Outside explores Real Friends’ frontman, Dan Lambton, struggling to decide right from wrong, and not being able to communicate those feelings to friends and family. The song is an epic follow-up to their previous single Get By, released late last year. 

"This song in particular addresses uncertainties pertaining to not knowing what may be good for you or in your best interest," explains Lambton. "Whether it be medication, drugs, alcohol, psychiatric treatment, etc. and generally not being able to navigate the inner workings of your mind to know what is going on with your mental state."

Beginning June 21 at the Pomona Fairplex Grounds in Pomona, CA, the band will be heading the final Vans Warped Tour across the country. Dates and tickets are available here.
It's been two years since the band released their third studio LP, The Home Inside My Head, which earned a Billboard Top 200 chart placement. Since then, the band has sold out shows across the country and has been actively writing/recording in the studio.

Real Friends is Kyle Fasel (Bass), Dave Knox (Guitar), Dan Lambton (Frontman), Brian Blake (Drums), and Eric Haines (Guitar). 

TOUR DATES:

June 21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

June 22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium

June 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 24 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds

June 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion

June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

June 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre

July 1 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

July 3 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

July 5 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

July 6 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion

July 7 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

July 8 – Houston, TX – NRG Park

July 10 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds

July 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

July 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

July 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

July 15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Center

July 16 – Burgettstown, PA – Keybank Pavilion

July 17 – Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage

July 18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

July 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

July 20 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

July 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

July 22 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

July 23 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater

July 24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

July 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

July 26 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

July 27 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

July 28 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July 29 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

July 31 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Ampheatre at Lakewood

August 2 – Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park

August 3 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field

August 4 – Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater

August 5 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre

 

iTunes - http://found.ee/fromtheoutside

Spotify - http://found.ee/fromtheoutsidespotify

 

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE REVEAL OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE LETTING YOU GO

GRAVITY OUT JUNE 29TH VIA SEARCH AND DESTROY / SPINEFARM RECORDS

Toronto, ON – June 4, 2018 – Bullet For My Valentine
have released Letting You Go, the third track from their forthcoming album, Gravity. Check out the official music video here.

Lead singer/guitarist, Matt Tuck says, “'Letting You Go' was a very challenging song to write in so many ways. It's by far the most experimental track I've ever written musically and lyrically. I really wanted to make a track that stood out from the crowd and separated us from any other band in our genre, and that's exactly what ‘Letting You Go’ does.”

Meanwhile, BFMV have announced an October / November 2018 UK and Europe tour, including two arena slots for the UK, taking place on November 10th at Alexandra Palace, London, and on November 11th at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Of Mice & Men will appear as support on all Europe and UK shows.

Pre-orders for new studio album Gravity, along with special bundles, are available now here. Those that pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of Piece of Me, Over It and Letting You Go.

Gravity – due for release on June 29th - is BFMV’s first album under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

BFMV are due to perform second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event, then on to the US.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

June 4 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg

June 8 – Donington, United Kingdom – Download Festival 2018

June 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Max

June 14 – Grfenhainichen, Germany – Ferropolis

June 16 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock Festival

June 18 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park

June 19 – Hohenems, Austria – Event Centre

June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Festivalpark Stenehei

June 22 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

June 23 – Clisson, France – Site Du Hellfest

June 24 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

June 26 – Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival

June 28 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Madrid

June 29 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Spain

July 27 – Oland, Sweden – Borgholm Brinner Fest

July 28 – Oland, Sweden – Borgholm Brinner Fest

August 18 – Tokyo, Japan – Summersonic

August 19 – Osaka, Japan – Sumersonic

 

EURO & UK TOUR DATES

October 24 – Columbiahalle Berlin, DE

October 26 – Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE

October 27 – Palladium Cologne, DE

October 28 – Zenith Munich, DE

October 30 – Samsung Hall Zurich, CH

October 31 – Estragon Bologna, IT

November 3 – Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE

November 6 – Casino de Paris Paris, FR

November 7 – Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, LX

November 8 – 013 Tilburg, NL

November 10 – Alexandra Palace London, UK

November 11 – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK

 

Tickets are on sale here: http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/live/

 

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ELLIOT MAGINOT RELEASES NEW SINGLE COMMON PLACE

OFFICIALLY JOINS AUDIOGRAM

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 2ND


Toronto, ON – June 1, 2018 – Audiogram is proud to officially welcome Elliot Maginot, with an excellent new song titled, Common Place. The accompanying video, produced by Akim Gagnon, is an uncanny look at troubling times in the artistic and media community, and how one might feel as an inside onlooker. The song is produced by Connor Seidel and features Emile Farley on bass, Vithou Thurber-Promtep on keys and Mathieu Leguerrier on percs and drums.

Common Place predicts exciting things to come this year for Elliot Maginot, including an album out on November 2nd, and shows galore. Stay tuned for dates to be announced shortly.

About Elliot Maginot:
Following a bit of experience in some short-lived garage bands, slaughtering skate-punk tunes in his teenage years, Elliot went through a “hermit period” working with his guitar and honing his ability to create beautiful melodies. Snippets of music, scattered choruses and verses soon became real songs. Elliot Maginot adorned his new tunes with layers of vocals, a mood reminiscent of small cathedral choir. This experimentation led to a home-recording of his first EP revealed in 2013. The tracks delved into sensitive and dark folk embracing influences from greats like Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. His first full-length album, Young.Old.Everything.In.Between, produced by Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Suuns), orbited even more in the atmospheric areas of dreamy pop, with lyrics infused with painful love, regrets and dualities. The album was released in 2015 with Indica Records and allowed him to tour extensively in Quebec, Canada, Australia and Europe.

“Maginot knows something about artistic identity, having forged his over the past four years of woodshedding. (…) That folk identity doesn’t quite explain the lavish, even pop-orchestral sound of Young/Old/Everything.In.Between.” - Montreal Gazette

“From the simple dream pop of "Everything in Between" to more organic folk numbers like "Bell" to the haunting, piano-driven album closer "I'm Just Looking to Be More Afraid," Maginot stretches his musical boundaries on this record.” - Exclaim!

“Montreal newcomer Elliot Maginot has delivered a brilliant album (…) The music is sophisticated and beautiful.” - Canadian Music Blog

After much searching, touring and re-writing, new songs took form and a new team was put in place. Elliot’s next record is produced by Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski) and slated to be out in Fall 2018 with Audiogram Records.

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SAM TUCKER RELEASES NEW TRACK CALIFORNIA QUEEN

SONG TO APPEAR ON NEW EP
SET FOR RELEASE THIS FALL

ON TOUR IN QUEBEC THROUGH 2018
WITH MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Toronto, ON – May 31, 2018 – Quebec-based singer-songwriter, Sam Tucker, has shared California Queen, a brand new track from his forthcoming EP, which is set for release this fall. Have a listen to the song here.

“I’m very happy to release my second single, California Queen,” says Tucker. “Thanks to all the amazing talent who came together in studio to put this song together in time for the summer. Get the windows down, volume up, and go for a ride!”

Like his first single, Powder Fame, Tucker recorded the new track with producer, Rob Heaney (Franklin Electric, Patrick Watson), and was accompanied by Joe Grass on guitar, Mishka Stein on bass, and Robbie Kuster on drums.

Tucker will be bringing his new songs to the stage this summer, with a free show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on June 28th, and then in Quebec City on July 15th during the Summer Festival. More tour dates will be announced soon.

Born in Retford, England, Tucker moved to Gaspésie, QC three years ago as part of an internship in linguistics – falling in love with the region. It was in Gaspé that he began to perfect and perform his own compositions. His inimitable swagger and impressive voice is already turning heads, as Tucker impressed both the judges and the audience during his stint on the popular television show, La Voix, in 2017, where he joined the ranks of Pierre Lapointe’s team.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 28 – Montreal, QC – Montreal International Jazz Festival (Heineken Tent)
July 6 – Sherbrooke, QC – Festival Sherblues & Folk
July 13 – Granby, QC – Chapiteau du Parc Miner
July 15 – Quebec City, QC – Festival d’Été de Québec
October 19 – St-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot
November 8 – Quebec, QC – La Source de la Martinière
November 9 – Shawinigan, QC – Salon Wabasso
November 22 – Drummondville, QC – Maison des arts de Drummondville
November 23 – St-Romuald, QC – Vieux Bureau de Poste
November 30 – St-Eustache, QC – La Petite Église
January 25, 2019 – Dégelis, QC – Centre Culturel Georges-Deschênes
February 16, 2019 – Lavaltrie, QC – La Chasse-Gallerie
March 16, 2019 – Weedon, QC – Centre culturel de Weedon
March 22 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
April 18, 2019 – Sainte-Thérèse, QC – Cabaret BMO
April 25, 2019 – Saguenay, QC – Salle Saguenay

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RISING TORONTO DUO ONCE A TREE RELEASE NEW SINGLE BORN FOR THIS

SONG FEATURED IN NEW NISSAN CAMPAIGN

LATEST EP PHOENIX WINNER OF
2018 INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD
FOR BEST ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Toronto, ON – May 28, 2018 – Today, multifaceted BC-born, Toronto-based duo, Once A Tree, share their shiny new single, Born For This. The track follows their win of Best Electronic Album Of The Year at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards for their EP, Phoenix. Comprised of couple, Jayli and Hayden Wolf, Once A Tree’s roots are founded by an unappalled, complimentary partnership. With a title and sound reflective of their unique dynamic and creative hustle, Born For This is featured in the National launch campaign of Nissan’s latest addition – the Nissan KICKS. Listen to the track now, and watch the Nissan campaign here.

“We went to a writing camp in Nicaragua with SOCAN, and I think it gave us the energy and stamina,” Hayden Wolf comments on the organic process. “We were making one full track every day and the turnaround time on this project was so crazy that I think it gave us that extra energy boost to make sure we locked it in time.”

“When we were doing the commercial, it was night shoots, so we would go back to the hotel and record to get the song done in time,” adds Jayli Wolf.

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

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

“I don’t think I know anyone who gets me like Jayli gets me. We both had almost identical childhoods, and we both appreciate each other so much in our creative expression,” Hayden says. “I think we just work really well together. It’s a natural creation every time we make music and videos.”

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

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

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

Born For This: smarturl.it/born4this
Once A Tree On Spotify: spoti.fi/2xd6qpu

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PATRIK DROPS NEW SINGLE STAYLONE PRODUCED BY RETRO

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE VIA HIP HOP CANADA

UPCOMING SHOWS IN TORONTO
ON MAY 31 AND JUNE 7

SPADINA EP DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR

Toronto, ON – May 25, 2018 – Following another successful year performing at Canadian Music Week, Patrik continues to roll out new sounds. Today, he shares STAYLONE, the Retro-produced single, premiering via Hip Hop Canada. The song is from his forthcoming Spadina EP, set for release later this year. Listen to the track here.

"STAYLONE is about expressing my faith x my anti-social socialism,” Patrik says. “It’s a follow up to Lone. It's a sound Retro & I are trying to build."  With Lone, Patrik comments that it was inspired by "accepting isolation in order to confront myself of the overwhelming thoughts I have." 

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

Local fans will have an opportunity to hear Patrik’s new sounds at upcoming showcases in Toronto on May 31 at Nightowl, and June 7 at The Boat in Kensington Market for UNSIGNED, presented by X10 Entertainment. See below for complete details. 

 

About Patrik: 

Always making a global impact through positive projects. Envisioning a world without boundaries reached through the promotion of unity and the embracing of each person’s unique qualities. Patrik is a clever lyricist who uses metaphors to relate to the heart of the listener. A banner of truth, Patrik speaks his mind. Using music, making his message, one for the masses. Whether collaborating with his X10 collective, or producing work solo, Patrik is a rapper for the People. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Patrik is a versatile, bilingual rapper with an array of diverse interests. Connected to his faith, he enjoys reading the bible, and is an avid viewer of anime and documentaries. Patrik is also fond of sports and exercise. While studying sociology at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he was a dedicated member of the school’s basketball team and Enactus chapter, an entrepreneurship program that challenges students professionally to create their own ventures and projects. The title of his forthcoming EP, Spadina, is a reference to Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood, where Patrik currently resides. 

Patrik has headlined Confidential Records M.A.P.L. Series showcase that has raised funds for MusicCounts. He has performed at festivals such as the Ontario 150 Art & Music festival, Canadian Music Week curated showcases, he was invited this past September to perform at Pop Montreal’s music festival for the second year in a row. Patrik was recently chosen as one of the five artists to perform at the Jim Beam Make History Talent Showcase presented by Indie 88, and is in the running to perform at A3C in Atlanta this October. He went on to win the Jim Beam Talent Search Toronto showcase.

A lover of fashion with a keen sense for personal style, Patrik’s X10 brand has become a very well-known brand, that is worn by university students throughout the Toronto and Montreal Area. Patrik has also previously worked with, and is currently sponsored by, G-Star Raw's Toronto Flagship Store. They curated a private event at their store in downtown Toronto, where Patrik showcased his talent to an audience of over 100 fans in the space.

TOUR DATES
Thursday, May 31 – Night Owl – Toronto, ON (Lost Craft Untapped Vol.1 Showcase)
Thursday, June 7 – The Boat – Toronto, ON (UNSIGNED Showcase)

Patrik on Spotify: spoti.fi/2HwiOB8

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DENZEL CURRY SHARES NEW SINGLE

FORTHCOMING ALBUM TA13OO COMING SOON

HEAR PERCS NOW

Toronto, ON – May 25, 2018 – Today, Denzel Curry is back to share a new single. Percs follows Denzel's recently released, Sumo, and finds Denzel at his best: rattling off machine gun-paced flows over heavy production. Denzel recently paid NYC's Hot 97 and Complex visits to discuss new music, mental health, the state of rap music, and more. In 2018, Denzel has been teasing fans on his forthcoming album, TA13OOwhich will serve as the follow up to Denzel's EP, 13, released almost a year ago. The new project is due soon. 

Born and raised in South Florida, Denzel Curry first started making waves underground with a string of mixtape releases and his affiliation with Raider Klan. Following the group's dissolution, Curry set out on his own with the release of his debut album, Nostalgic 64 which contained features from Lil Ugly Mane, Mike G, Robb Bank$, and others. In 2015, he released a double EP titled, 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms, which spawned the RIAA certified gold single, Ultimate. The following year Denzel released his second album, Imperial. Curry employs an aggressive flow that couples elements from both hip hop and hardcore, and his sound would lay the groundwork for an underground scene in Florida that is just now starting to break into the mainstream. 

Hear Percs above, along with the Kyle Yearwood-made visualizer, find the previously released, Sumo, below, and stay tuned for more from Denzel Curry.

Listen to Percs:

Spotify:  found.ee/DC_PercsSpotify

Apple:  found.ee/DC_PercsAppleMusic

iTunes:  found.ee/DC_PercsiTunes

Amazon:  found.ee/DC_PercsAMZ

Google Play:  found.ee/DC_PercsGoogle

Soundcloud:  found.ee/DC_PercsSoundcloud

PREVIOUSLY – Sumo: found.ee/DC_SumoYoutube

Hot 97 Interview: m.youtube.com/watch?v=HUDaCXKJlk8

Complex Late Nights with Rosenberg Interview: youtu.be/nmpEFZPame0

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SIGALA DEBUT ALBUM BRIGHTER DAYS OUT SEPTEMBER 21ST

ALBUM LAUNCHED WITH THE SUMMER OF SIGALA IBIZA EVENT

8M WORLDWIDE SALES
800M SPOTIFY STREAMS
130 TOTAL WEEKS IN THE UK CHART
440M YOUTUBE VIEWS
6 PLATINUM SINGLES

Toronto, ON – May 24, 2018 –
Multi-million selling producer, artist and DJ, Sigala, has announced the release of his debut album, Brighter Days, with a special event in Ibiza, along with a UK tour in October.

Brighter Days will be released by Ministry of Sound on September 21st and feature his six previous Top 10 singles, including, Came For Here For Love featuring Ella Eyre, Lullaby featuring Paloma Faith and Give Me Your Love featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers. Fans who pre-order the album can get exclusive access to a presale for his UK tour from Wednesday May 30th before general sale begins on Friday June 1st.

The album was launched with a special party, whereby Sigala decided to take an enormous team of people who have been involved in his incredible journey – including collaborators and writers - to Ibiza on a chartered flight to celebrate the announcement of the album. The event also started what will be the ‘Summer of Sigala’ that will see him release a series of singles and new music – the most he has ever released – culminating with the album, Brighter Days, on September 21st.

Speaking of the album, Sigala says: “I went away to Belgium in November for a month to this studio in the woods in the middle of nowhere. I think I saw about three people while I was there. I just saw it as an opportunity to experiment.”

He admits that time away from the distractions of London presented him with a chance to shake the pressure of delivering singles to radio. “They’re songs that I’m really proud of and I’m really happy they’re able to see the light of day,” he says. “If I’d just kept releasing singles that would have never happened.”

SIGALA’S UK TOUR:
October 18 – Newcastle O2 Academy 1 – Newcastle upon Tyne,
October 19 – Birmingham O2 Institute – Birmingham, England
October 20 – Manchester Albert Hall – Manchester, England
October 21 – Glasgow O2 ABC  - Glasgow, Scotland
October 22 – Dublin Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
October 25 – London Electric Brixton – London, England
October 26 – Bristol O2 Academy – Bristol, England

2018 has already seen Sigala release Lullaby, his collaboration with Paloma Faith, currently in the UK Top 10 singles chart with over 46 million worldwide audio streams across DSPs whilst last year saw the release of Came Here For Love featuring Ella Eyre, another Top 10 UK single and one that has been certified platinum.

Since he unleashed his debut #1 single, Easy Love, to the world, Sigala has dominated the UK dance scene, showcasing his skills not only as a producer, but also as a songwriter who consciously showcases versatile sides to his musicality, with previous guest vocalists on his tracks including Craig David and John Newman.

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THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR 2018 LONG LIST REVEAL IN TORONTO

TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, is returning to Toronto, ON for the reveal of the 2018 Long List. Presented by Canada Council for the Arts, the announcement of the 40 titles that comprise the Long List will take place on Thursday, June 14 at The Drake Underground, beginning at 12 p.m. ET, and live streamed on the Polaris Facebook page.

After taking the Long List reveal to Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Whitehorse, and Ottawa, Polaris is thrilled to bring this year’s announcement to Toronto, where special local guests will be on hand to help unveil the list. The announcement will also feature a special live performance by one of the 2018 Long Listed artists.

The Polaris Music Prize will announce the 10 album Short List on July 17 via Polaris Facebook Live and the winner at the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 17 at the Carlu in Toronto.

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 2018 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2018 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. 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 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).

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

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

About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national public arts funder. It champions and invests in artistic excellence so that Canadians may enjoy and participate in a rich cultural life. In 2016-17, the Canada Council allocated $196.8 million towards artistic creation and innovation through its grants, prizes, and payments. canadacouncil.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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LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS ANNONCE LES DÉTAILS
DU DÉVOILEMENT DE LA LONGUE LISTE 2018 À TORONTO

TORONTO, ON – Mercredi 23 mai 2018

Le Prix de musique Polaris, présenté par CBC Music, retourne à Toronto, ON pour le dévoilement de la longue liste 2018. Présentée et soutenue par le Conseil des arts du Canada, l’annonce des 40 albums formant la longue liste se tiendra le jeudi 14 juin au Drake Underground à partir de 12h ET, et sera diffusée en direct sur la page Facebook du Polaris.

Après avoir dévoilé la longue liste à Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Whitehorse et Ottawa, le Polaris est ravi de présenter l’annonce de cette année à Toronto, où des invités spéciaux locaux donneront un coup de main pour dévoiler la liste. Un(e) artiste de la longue liste 2018 sera également sur place pour offrir une prestation.

Le Prix de musique Polaris annoncera les 10 albums de la courte liste le 17 juillet via une diffusion en direct sur la page Facebook du Polaris, et le gagnant lors du gala Polaris le lundi 17 septembre au Carlu à Toronto.

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 2018 recevra 3,000$, une gracieuseté de Slaight Music.

La période d’éligibilité pour le Prix de musique Polaris 2018 s’étend du 1er juin 2017 au 31 mai 2018. 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 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).

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

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

À propos du Conseil des arts du Canada
Le Conseil des arts du Canada est l’organisme national de soutien aux arts du Canada. Il favorise l’excellence artistique et la défend afin que les Canadiennes et Canadiens participent à une vie culturelle riche et en apprécient les bienfaits. En 2016-2017, le Conseil des arts a investi 196,8 millions de dollars dans la création et l’innovation artistiques avec ses subventions, ses prix et ses paiements. conseildesarts.ca

Contacts médias:

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

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

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SONY MUSIC AND FIFA ANNOUNCE LIVE IT UP AS THE OFFICIAL SONG FOR 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™

WILL SMITH, DIPLO, NICKY JAM AND ERA ESTREFI
COLLABORATE FOR FIFA WORLD CUP SINGLE 

Toronto, ON – May 23, 2018 – Today, Sony Music and FIFA announce Live It Up as the Official Song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, set to be released on multiple streaming platforms on Friday, May 25th. Live It Up sees the biggest names in global music collaborate, for the biggest event in the world of football, where the sport’s most celebrated stars from across the world will come together in Russia for the tournament commencing on June 14th.

World-renowned Grammy Award-winning actor, songwriter and rapper, Will Smith, has teamed up with one of Latin’s most iconic names, and Latin Grammy Award winner, Nicky Jam, and the rising pop sensation, Era Istrefi, for the Official FIFA World Cup Song. The record has been produced by songwriter, DJ and Grammy Award winning producer Diplo, commenting, “I’ve never made a song this international, so many stars have come together to make a strong vibe.”

The Official Song will be performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final on July 15th in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow to an expected TV audience of more than one billion. The Official Music Video will be available worldwide on June 7th.

About the collaboration, Will Smith commented, “It’s an honour to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This global event brings people from all over the world together to cheer, laugh and experience magic. Collaborating with Nicky, Diplo and Era on this track represents harmony, eclectic flavours and genres coming together. At the end of the day, we just want to see the world dance!”

Nicky Jam, Will Smith and Era Istrefi recently filmed the official music video in Budapest, where Smith is currently shooting his latest film.

Istrefi says, “Being part of the Official Song 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been an incredible and exciting experience so far. Working alongside the super talents that are Diplo, Will Smith and Nicky Jam, all of whom I have huge admiration for, has been amazing and so much fun! I’m a huge football fan too and I can’t wait for the games to begin.” 

Reggaeton heavyweight Nicky Jam shared his excitement on set, stating, “To record the Official Song for the FIFA World Cup is a lifetime achievement. Not many artists have the privilege of being able to say they’ve been part of this. I’m so proud and happy, I can say to my grandkids ‘I’ve made it.”

Philippe Le Floc’h, FIFA Chief Commercial Officer, says, “The synergy between football and music is striking, both stirring up fans’ emotions across the globe. This song – featuring a world-class line-up worthy of the greatest show on Earth – embodies the excitement, the celebration and the unity that people all over the world will share during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.”

Afo Verde, Chairman & CEO Sony Music Latin Iberia, says, “Sony Music has had a longstanding relationship with FIFA spanning well over one decade. When discussing the Official Song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the objective that both organisations agreed on was a great record supported by an all-star line-up. We are very excited that Will Smith, Nicky Jam, Diplo and Era Istrefi are part of the song and working hand in hand with FIFA and our artist community in providing the soundtrack for the biggest event in the world.”

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

About Nicky Jam
Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin urban music. Born in 1981 in Boston, as a boy he moved with his family to Puerto Rico. At the age of 11, he recorded his first album Diferente a Los Demás (Different From the Rest), which attracted the attention of DJs and artists on the island. As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including Yo No Soy Tu Marido (I'm Not Your Husband), Me Voy Pa’l Party (I'm Off to the Party), Fiel A Tu Piel (Faithful To Your Skin) and La Combi Completa (The Complete Combination) among oth