Sultry Belgian/Swedish duo Victoria+Jean liberate two more new singles, “Where We Belong” and “Divine Love“. The first single, whose video premiered via Paste, begins with a hypnotic plucking guitar melody and Victoria’s voracious vocals and soon devolves into a hazy grunge-inspired opus, while “Divine Love” is a smooth, uptempo chiller. Both songs provide a look at the diverse spectrum that the pair are able to navigate with ease on the strength of Victoria’s powerhouse voice and Jean’s captivating riffs. One of the best pop covers in recent memory, Peter Katz turns Justin Bieber‘s hit song “Sorry” into a subtle acoustic-pop ballad.
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Their first music since 2007, Pop-Punk veterans The Starting Line pick up right where they left off with Anyways EP. The three-song EP, available digitally and on 7″ vinyl, finds a reinvigorated Kenny Vasoli rekindle his love for the genre and translate it into a triumphant return. Montreal duo Love Thy Brother exhibit their take on a standout cut from Mas Ysa’s last release Seraph with a remix of “Arrows“. The group takes the already brilliant single, preserving the vocal melodies and guitar riffs to make it ready for immediate play at the club. Victoria+Jean, the music-making couple from Stockholm and Brussels, respectively, drop the first single from their forthcoming debut Divine Love, “Härligt Sverige”. Translated to English as “Glorious Sweden”, the song indeed validates its title as a wonderful ode to Victoria’s native country.
Nick Carter is gearing up for the release of his third studio album, All American, on March 11th via MapleMusic Recordings in Canada. In advance of the release, he has debuted the nostalgic single “19 in 99″, a lively and wildly catchy song that recalls his glory days as part of the best-selling boy band of all time: the Backstreet Boys. The single was released with an accompanying music video, brilliantly rife with all the appropriate cultural tropes from the turn of the millennium including a cameo from BSB’s A. J. McLean.
While Rayland Baxter‘s latest LP Imaginary Man gave us a keen observation of the human condition, Baxter has re-visited key tracks from the record for a new point of view on the Soho EP, which is out today and sold digitally and off stage. The EP was recorded at Dean St Studios in London that was previously Tony Visconti‘s space for recording with T. Rex, David Bowie and more. Last month, Austin Garage-Psych rockers White Denim announced their upcoming album Stiff and their first single “Holda You (I’m Psycho)“, and today they continue to build the hype by dropping another single entitled “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)“. Premiered on Nerdist on Monday, the single implements more of the funk-leaning tendencies that the band has shown to be more than capable of pulling off. After building a hearty amount of anticipation through his social media announcements and his performance on Hollywood Today, pop sensation Greyson Chance finally releases his latest single, “Hit & Run”.
Able Island is the sophomore record by Toronto based Language Arts – it’s dedicated to their home, Nova Scotia, and is inspired by the mystique of the feral Sable Island. Recorded across Canada in a myriad of locations (bedrooms, basements, hotels, clubs, alleyways, cottages, etc.) it is DIY in its truest form. Having already been released digitally, the album has received notable features/reviews in Noisey, CBC, BeatRoute, NOW Magazine, Quick Before It Melts, plus many more, and now finally becomes available physically on vinyl. Also available on vinyl for the first time is Mediac, the fourth album and triumphant return of Indie Rock veterans The Most Serene Republic after almost half a decade of silence. The ten songs on Mediac were recorded by the band over four years throughout Toronto, produced by The Most Serene Republic’s Ryan Lenssen and mixed by sonic architect David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals & Los Campesinos!). Originally released digitally on November 13, 2015, it received features in Stereogum, Exclaim!, CBC Music, and more, as well as led to a sold out show at the Horseshoe Tavern last month. Mediac is now available to purchase on a 145 gram white vinyl including a digital download card.
Heather Rankin is best known for her recordings and performances with the multi-platinum selling musical group, The Rankin Family. Heather makes her solo debut with a cover of Tears for Fears classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” a fresh departure from the typical Rankin Family music stylings, it’s the first single off her upcoming album, A Fine Line. Edmonton rockers Royal Tusk return with their hot new single “Fever” whose video premiered today on A Music Blog, Yea?. The track comes from their upcoming debut full-length album DealBreaker, produced by JUNO award-winning producer Eric Ratz. Pre-order the full album, out May 6, on iTunes to get Fever instantly. Margaret Glaspy has released double single “You and I / Somebody to Anybody” ahead of touring with ATO label mate Rayland Baxter this winter including a show on February 9 at The Drake.
Austin southern rock band White Denim have unleashed the first song from what they call their “first truly live record.” The NPR premiered Holda You (I’m Psycho) is taken from the group’s upcoming album Stiff, described by frontman James Petralli as a “high heat, high energy, good times record.” The high-octane track certainly holds up to that description, all hundred-mile-an-hour squalling guitars and sass-laced vocals, it’s a thrilling return! Stiff is out on March 25 on Downtown Records via MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North.
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New Releases: Marcus Marr & Chet Faker ‘Work EP’, and Chet Faker ‘Built On Glass’ Limited Edition Pink Vinyl
Over the past few years, a musical admiration between Chet Faker and Marcus Marr has grown, which culminated in a four-day sojourn in Marr’s South London studio earlier this year. The recording session lasted less than a week and the two discovered that Marr’s powerful, punchy dance production perfectly balanced Faker’s soulful vocals. The result is the 4-track EP ‘Work,’ out now via Faker’s imprint, Detail Records and comes to MMR through Downtown Records/Fontana North. Chet Faker also re-releases his critically-acclaimed full-length debut Built On Glass on limited edition Pink Vinyl in support of Ten Bands One Cause.
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Mas Ysa (pronounced maas ee-sa) brings us an album that is both made to pack a dance floor and flow seamlessly into harrowing ballads. Thomas Arsenault’s debut record Seraph carries a massive emotional weight throughout the wide spectrum of tracks. Buy it on iTunes, vinyl and CD today.
While Seraph is his first full-length record, Arsenault is no newcomer. In 2013, after playing shows supporting Purity Ring and Deerhunter, the first Mas Ysa track, “Why,” was released and named a “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. The following year the Worth EP came out, nabbing another “Best New Track” nod for the song “Shame” and propelling Arsenault into the international spotlight.
Amos Lee rolled into Red Rocks, Colorado in August 2014. He had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song but this concert in particular was something special. ‘Live At The Red Rocks’ captures his first headlining date at the legendary venue, backed by the Colorado Symphony with arrangements composed just for that evening. Memphis rockers Lucero release their newest single ‘Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles’ off their upcoming album ‘All A Man Should Be.’ Check out their latest video here.
Sc Mira showcases savory instrumentation, vocals and poetry in ‘Waiting Room Baby’ and features the legendary Buck 65 – a poet in his own right. Watch their puppet-filled video here. Singer/Songwriter JP Hoe brings us his new single ‘Beautifully Crazy’ off the upcoming full length album ‘Hideaway’ – available for pre-order now. Mas Ysa has released ‘Gun,’ the third cutting-edge single from the album ‘Seraph’ featuring Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters.
Chet Faker has released 5 new remix versions of the highly dance-able Built On Glass single ‘1998’. The digital only ‘1998 Melbourne Edition’ EP kicks off with Nick’s own rework followed by an Aussie-leaning cast of Andras Morning, Roland Tings, Otologic and Amateur Dance all putting their own spin on the track. DJ and electronic producer Goldroom pairs with George Maple, Nikki Segal, Kayslee Collins and Chela on his new 4-track EP ‘It’s Like You Never Went Away’. Vibe with both artists live at this summer’s Osheaga Music & Arts Festival.