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MapleMusic Recordings Welcomes Bo Keeney to the Family with the Release of His Debut EP ‘Don’t You Worry’




‘Don’t You Worry’ is the stunning debut EP from 23 year old newcomer Bo Keeney, based out of the UK.  The tunes meld alt soul and contemporary blues with smatterings of drum’n'bass while his honeyed vocals call to mind a young Stevie Wonder.  To further compliment his unique sound on the EP, there are two inspired remixes from regular Skream/Magnetic Man collaborator Sam Frank and the much lauded South London art collective Breton.

Bo, named after his parents favourite guitarist, is a multi instrumentalist and music obsessive who grew up in Southern California and got his first introduction to music when his father took him down to see his mother’s band play at age four.  His mother was a hair stylist by day, and a guitarist by night who hung out with the likes of Kiss, Van Halen and Guns ‘n’ Roses (her voice can be heard peforming backing vocal duties on ‘Don’t You Worry’).

When he turned eleven the family relocated from San Diego to Winchester in England. Soon after, Bo wrote his first song and then saved up his lunch money, bought a guitar and taught himself to play.  He became fascinated with instruments and went on to learn the bass, the guitar and piano by sneaking into the music room at school and practicing on his own for hours.

Aged sixteen Bo entered the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers under 18′s competition.  Rather than sending in the standard one song – he sent an album’s worth of self-recorded material and he won.  Bo went on to co-write with Grammy winning songwriter Jimmy Hogarth who would eventually offer him a publishing deal.

With his advance, Bo rented a shipping container in Winchester, turned it into a studio and recorded his EP in near isolation.  The resulting songs are written, arranged and produced by Bo.

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Don’t You Worry – Tracklisting
1.  Don’t You Worry
2.  Ambulance
3.  Motivation
4.  Don’t You Worry *Breton Labs Remix*
5.  Don’t You Worry *Sam Frank Remix*

Gogol Bordello Set to Release New Album ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ July 23rd on ATO Records & Maplemusic Recordings


Internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello return with their sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings on July 23.   Produced by Andrew Sheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios and is a powerful collection of 12 surging new songs.  In celebration of May Day, an ancient public holiday known for raucous celebrations, Gogol Bordello offer up a stream of their rebellious new song “Malandrino” to get the party started.


The album’s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life,” which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material.  The disc’s opener, “We Rise Again,” introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of “Borders are scars on face of the planet.” The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.

“For me music is a way to explore human potential,” Hutz says. “And that’s my main interest in life – human potential. Everyone knows there’s something inside of us that we’re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it?  Every single person knows that there’s something and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, I’m gonna get down and get it.”

Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and has earned a solid reputation as “the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)” and “the world’s most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).”  Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe and to the main stage of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Reading and Leeds to name just a few.  In addition, Gogol Bordello’s recordings have earned them critical acclaim worldwide and have attracted some of the most respected collaborators and producers including 2005′s Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, 2007′s SUPER TARANTA! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) and declared by music critic Robert Christgau as “the best rock album of the decade. Period.” and 2010′s Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin.

Gogol Bordello will return to the US in May for select dates on their first club tour since May 2012 and will be performing at major music festivals around the globe this summer.

New Releases – Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Coming extremely soon after the release of his latest full-length “What We Want” in February, Thomas D’Arcy is already putting out new material. The “I Wake Up Every Day EP” is the latest 5-track set meant to accompany the video release of single “I Wake Up Every Day”.

Thomas D’Arcy “I Wake Up Every Day EP”

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Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow Releases Debut Solo Album ‘Descender’ Today


Descender Cover

Andrew Wyatt, the front man of powerhouse electronic pop band Miike Snow, has released his first solo album, Descender, on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings today. Descender is a 32-minute meditation into the darker side of the grammy-nominated artist. A mixture of whimsical chamber-pop and intricate soundscapes, the album’s sound is largely defined by the lush majesty of Prague’s 75-piece Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Klemens. Featuring cameos from Anthony Rossomando of The Libertines, Brad Traux (formerly of Interpol) and John Herndon of Tortoise, Descender mixes sweeping string arrangements with Wyatt’s vulnerable, haunting vocals, marking the first time the acclaimed songwriter has written, orchestrated and produced an entire album completely on his own.

You can watch the Descender documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarkski to take a deeper look into the unique album writing and recording process Here.

1. Horse Latitudes
2. Harlem Boyzz
3. Cluster Subs
4. She’s Changed
5. And Septimus…
6. It Won’t Let You Go
7. Descender (Death of 1000 Cuts)
8. In Paris They Know How to Build a Monument
9. There is a Spring

New Releases – Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Really excited for this post ’cause MMR has three really sweet releases. Andrew Wyatt, front man of Miike Snow, is releasing his first solo effort “Descender”. The record is paired with a documentary about Wyatt and the making of the record presented by The Creators Project. Watch the doc here. “A Quiet Darkness” the new record from L.A. duo Houses who are on tour now through the end of June with Cold War Kids or Baths (depending on the date). Jonny Fritz, country singer-songwriter out of Nashville, is releasing their debut “Dad Country”. Record Store Day is this Saturday so look out later today for news on MMR’s special releases.

Andrew Wyatt “Descender”
Houses “A Quiet Darkness”
Jonny Fritz “Dad Country”


New Releases – Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Happy Tuesday everyone, hope your bellies are nice and full of chocolate, now time to fill up your ears with some new music. Cold War Kids have their fourth studio album “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” out today but did anyone grab the limited edition, and hand numbered, bootleg vinyl copy in your local record store last week? The fantastic “The Music is You – A Tribute to John Denver” compilation featuring My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten and many more cover their favourite Denver tracks. Nicholas Principe’s ambient project Port St. Willow is re-releasing their debut record “Holiday” through Downtown Records/MMR. Last but certainly not least, Thomas D’Arcy’s “What We Want” is now finally out on vinyl after it’s February 5th release.

Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”
Various Artists “The Music is You – A Tribute to John Denver”
Port St. Willow ”Holiday”
Thomas D’Arcy “What We Want”

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New Releases – Tuesday February 5, 2013

Good morning friends. Just wanted to let you know new MMR releases are ALL available in-stores and online today…what are you waiting for?

Jim James “Regions of Light and Sound of God”
Thomas D’Arcy “What We Want”
Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” (PRE-ORDER)
Alabama Shakes “iTunes Session”
The Bronx “The Bronx (IV),”
Martha Wainwright “tu peux partir” (Single from Trauma OST)

MMR Releases-Tue Feb 5 2013

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