Infected Mushroom have released the second installment in their ‘Converting Vegetarians’ series following their 2010 release of the same name. This new album includes their latest single ‘Fields of Grey’ which features vocal contributions from adult film and TV star Sasha Grey. Cold War Kids build on the success of their 2014 album ‘Hold My Home’ releasing a deluxe edition which features acoustic versions of album cuts ‘First’, ‘All of This Could Be Yours’ and ‘Hot Coals’ re-recorded at TackyLand studios.
TORONTO MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST HEADS WEST WITH HAYDEN & EVENING HYMNS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 22
PERFORMS IN HALIFAX, FEDERICTON, MONTREAL, OTTAWA AND TORONTO WITH CHRISTINA MARTIN COMMENCING NOVEMBER 13
HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 24
Taylor Knox has contributed to the performances of some of Canada’s most well respected artists. While everything about his debut EP Lines sounds effortless, Knox’s diverse skill-set is in part a result of the time-honoured music biz tradition of paying one’s dues. Although still in his 20s, he has a wealth of experience playing with a host of Canada’s most acclaimed artists, including Owen Pallett, Rich Aucoin, Luke Doucet, and Jason Collett. Just finishing up a stint on the road as part of Hayden’s rhythm section, Knox will hit western Canada in September as part of a tour with Hayden and Evening Hymns and will open dates for Christina Martin in Halifax, Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa and his hometown of Toronto commencing November 13. He will also perform at Halifax Pop Explosion on October 24 at The Company House. All tour dates are listed below.
Sep 22 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe ^
Sep 23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room ^
Sep 24 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Stage ^
Sep 25 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol Music Club ^
Sep 26 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
Oct 24 – Halifax, NS – The Company House – Halifax Pop Explosion
Nov 13 – Fredericton, NB – Capital Bar %
Nov 14 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern %
Nov 17 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus %
Nov 19 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern %
Nov 20 – Ottawa, ON – Irene’s Pub %
^ With Hayden and Evening Hymns
% With Christina Martin
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Sun K are celebrating their top ten inclusion in The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, which is Canada’s premier artist development opportunity. This week, the judging for the final three will take place, and the finalists will be announced.
Sun K – Upcoming Tour Dates
09/11 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl Miller/Exclaim! Stage
09/12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace w/ TUPPERWARE REMIX PARTY
09/16 – Saint Andrews, NB @ Red Herring Pub
09/17 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton
09/18 – Saint John, NB @ Pepper’s Pub
09/19 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex (Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival)
10/10 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/Royal Streets, Birds of Bellwoods, Lese Majesty – Tickets
10/24 – Halifax, NS @ The Company House – Halifax Pop Explosion – Tickets
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Lucero is set to release their new album ‘All A Man Should Do‘ on September 18 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
This new album contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more. “I was 15 years old in 1989,” Nichols explained. “This record sounds like the record I wanted to make when I was 15. It just took 25 years of mistakes to get it done.”
Lucero have included a cover close to their heartstrings on the new record: Big Star‘s ‘I’m In Love With A Girl’ and it features Big Star drummer Jody Stephens. Working with producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly) for a third time at Memphis’s Ardent Studios, the band felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them. Continue reading…
Sun Club‘s debut LP titled ‘The Dongo Durango‘ joyously deconstructs the traditional pop song and rebuilds it with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals, and sunny hooks that sink deep into your already fevered brain. The record will be out October 30 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
The members of Sun Club became a band as childhood friends over ten years ago and with the release of a well-received 7″ and EP have toured endlessly ever since, moving from basement gigs to bars to opening up shows for the likes of Alvvays, FIDLAR, and Fat White Family.
Folk-pop singer-songwriter JP Hoe releases a collection of personal, raw and completely uplifting songs with soaring vocals and memorable choruses in his new album ‘Hideaway’. The deluxe edition adds three re-recordings of songs that originally appeared on JP’s highly praised 2012 album ‘Mannequin’. Sing along to the lyric video (equipped with guitar cords) for the album’s single, ‘Beautifully Crazy’ below.
Listen To The Exclusive Stream Of ‘Hideaway’ Via A Music Blog Yea? HERE
Pre-Order ‘Hideaway’ Via iTunes HERE
JP Hoe will be releasing his anticipated new full-length album ‘Hideaway‘ on August 21 via MapleMusic Recordings. Today, however, fans can get an early listen with an exclusive stream on A Music Blog Yea?.
Recorded in Winnipeg, the 10-track record was produced by Dana Matyas (Imaginary Cities), mastered by João Carvalho (City & Colour, Serena Ryder, Sloan) and features Andy Stochanksy as co-writer on four tracks – including the first single ‘Beautifully Crazy.‘
The record follows Hoe’s highly praised ‘Mannequin‘, which was released in 2012. In fact, three songs from that album have been re-recorded and are available on the digital deluxe version of ‘Hideaway.’ Of the album, the six-time Western Canadian Music Award nominated Hoe comments, “I loved making this record, from the song-writing to the final master. Some of these songs have such a profound meaning to me, I can still get lost in them when played live. I sincerely hope they connect with people as much as they were intended to.” Continue reading…
Listen To Title Track ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ Via Stereogum HERE
On November 13, 2015 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will release ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon‘ via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
Starting out in 2010 as a solid garage rock group, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard followed their collective muse wherever it chose to lead them. For their latest opus, ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon,’ they initially thought it was going to be filled with the darker, heavier material that the band has been playing live of late. But front man Stu Mackenzie soon decided that it was time to put aside the longer, more conceptual pieces and go in a completely new direction.
Watch The Exclusive Album Teaser Via AMBY HERE
Today, Language Arts announced the release of their new record with an otherworldly video teaser of the track ‘Now To Nowhere‘ on A Music Blog Yea?. Entitled ‘Able Island,’ the record is an homage to Nova Scotia and to the enigmatic Sable Island.
Recorded across Canada in a myriad of locations (bedrooms, basements, hotels, clubs, alleyways, cottages, etc.) it was DIY in its truest form. Produced by the band’s Kristen Cudmore and Neil MacIntosh, they collaborated with Darryl Neudorf on the mix and Peter Moore on the master.
‘Able Island’ – Track List
03. With me
05. Secret Worlds In The Dark
06. A Coastline Bungalow
08. You Came Knocking
09. Fight Or Flight
10. Tonight, At The Campsite
11. Now To Nowhere
Kristen Cudmore – Guitar/Vocals
Neil MacIntosh – Drums/Percussion
Joel Visentin – Keys/Synth Bass
New Releases: Rayland Baxter ‘Imaginary Man’, YACHT ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler’ & The Most Serene Republic ‘Ontario Morning’
Recorded in Nashville, Raylan Baxter showcases a collection of songs that are as visual as they are tactile in his sophomore album ‘Imaginary Man.’ The Most Serene Republic brings us the punchy single, ‘Ontario Morning’ from the band’s first full-length album in six years, ‘Mediac.’ Portland duo, YACHT (whose album announcement came in the form of a GIF filled BuzzFeed listicle and Google Map landmarked billboard) release their title track ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler.’
Listen To ‘Can’t You Hear Them Howl’ Via Noisey HERE
Pre-Order ‘All A Man Should Do’ Via iTunes HERE
Today, Lucero premiered a new track ‘Can’t You Hear Them Howl‘ off of their upcoming album ‘All A Man Should Do‘ which will be released on September 18 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
This new record contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more. “I was 15 years old in 1989,” Nichols explained. “This record sounds like the record I wanted to make when I was 15. It just took 25 years of mistakes to get it done.”
Working with producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly) for a third time at Memphis’s Ardent Studios, the band felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them.
Pre-Order ‘Age Of Transparency’ Via iTunes HERE
Arthur Ashin, a.k.a. Autre Ne Veut, announces the release of ‘Age of Transparency,’ a genre-bending album that manipulates and fuses jazz, electronic and alternative elements. It will be released on October 2, 2015 via Downtown Records and Fontana North.
He also shares the video for lead single, ‘World War Pt. 2.’ (directed by BANGS, a.k.a Allie Avital). Citing Michael Haneke films Funny Games and Amour, where “the horrific and grotesque emerge from mundane, sunlight environments,” as inspirations, Avital says Ashin and she aimed to create “a metaphor for the many burdens we carry with us.”
‘Age of Transparency’ marks the second step in a trilogy exploring the difficulty of making personal connections in an impersonal time. “The title comes from marketing jargon,” Ashin explains.”It’s a term for the place we’re in now, where truth and transparency are just ways to sell things and honesty is its own kind of performance.” Coming from an artist who pushes his voice and body to their breaking points, it might seem like a strange admission. But for Ashin, close is as close as you can get.”Transparency is an impossibility,” he says. “It’s more about trying to be transparent and falling on your face in the process.”