Rayland Baxter Set To Release New Album ‘Imaginary Man’ On August 14, 2015

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Listen To New Track ‘Yellow Eyes’ Via NPR HERE

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Rayland Baxter will be releasing his anticipated new full-length album ‘Imaginary Man‘ on August 14 via MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records. Recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) and features Bucky Baxter on pedal steel as well as Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Sprit) on background vocals.

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New Releases: Chet Faker ’1998 Melbourne Edition’ & Goldroom ‘It’s Like You Never Want Away’

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.

Buy Chet Faker ’1998 Melbourne Edition’ on iTunes
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Goldroom Releases New EP ‘It’s Like You Never Went Away’ Today


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LA producer, songwriter and DJ Goldroom releases his new EP ‘It’s Like You Never Went Away‘ via Downtown Records and Fontana North today.  The four song EP was produced by Goldroom and features collaborations with rising female vocalists including Australian soul-pop star George Maple, Chela, Kayslee Collins and Nikki Segal. The music will roll out this week via a series of videos premiering exclusively on Snapchat Discover, making ‘It’s Like You Never Went Away,’ the first EP to debut on the platform. The videos will be released consecutively over four days, collectively telling a story.

Drawing unexpected songwriting inspiration from artists like Tom Petty and Ryan Adams, Goldroom turned to Southern California to create his nostalgic sound. He originally wrote the four tracks on an acoustic guitar before recording them in studio, giving the EP a melodic, effortless feel. Goldroom has produced an EP that’s a perfect antidote to the fist-pumping, club-centric culture that many associate with the genre. He’s captured the chill vibes of summertime in LA, infusing them with tropical textures.  The first single ‘Embrace‘ layers George Maple’s emotive vocals on top of the dreamy synth-pop track, creating an anthemic summertime song. Kayslee Collins teams up with Goldroom on the breezy ‘Tradewinds‘, while Nikki Segal adds her airy vocals to the beat-heavy ‘California Rain.’ On ‘Fifteen,’ Chela’s celestial voice accompanies Goldroom’s soulful, nostalgic pop.

Goldroom (aka Josh Legg) has garnered praise from Pitchfork, Fader, MTV, The Guardian (Band of the Week) and more, also earning ‘most blogged about’ honors on Hype Machine. He’s toured extensively, playing a range of festivals from SXSW and Firefly to EDM gatherings like Ultra Music Festival. Dubbed “one of Los Angeles’ dance music tastemakers” by Billboard, he’ll play several North American festival dates this summer with his live four-piece band, including resident singer Nikki Segal.

Goldroom Tour Dates:
05/17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ San Antonio Recreation Area
05/23 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle
05/24 – Bethel, NY @ Musteryland USA
06/04 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa 2015
06/25 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
07/11 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby On The Beach
07/16 – Scranton, PA @ Camp Bisco
07/31 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga 2015
08/09 – Palm Springs, CA @ Splash House
08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest 2015
09/04 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
11/21 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital


Mas Ysa Shares ‘Margarita’ & Announces New Album ‘Seraph’ Out July 24


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Purchase ‘Margarita’ Via iTunes HERE

Mas Ysa, the creation of musician Thomas Arsenault, will be releasing his long awaited full-length debut, ‘Seraph’ on July 24 via MapleMusic Recordings..

Creating ‘Seraph’ took the better part of a year – it was crafted in Arsenault’s home studio, received additional production help from Steve Rivette (Liars, Black Dice) and was mixed by Grammy-nominated Damian Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire).  ’Seraph’ isn’t electronic music only for the club or dance floor, it’s electronic music for the heart. “This is personal,” Arsenault says. And while Mas Ysa displays Arsenault’s unabashed love of electronic music, and ‘Seraph’ puts forward a collection of songs that have made their creator a hit on dance floors across the world, what Arsenault says is important isn’t just the beats. “To me,” he says, “the truth just sounds different.”

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New Release: The River And The Road ‘Headlights’, Rhett Miller ‘The Traveler’, Mas Ysa ‘Margarita’ & Ex Cops ‘Black Soap (Eli Escobar Remix)’

The River And The Road’s new 10 track album ‘Headlights‘ is at times a bold step away from the acoustic songwriting that initially drove them, a change that can be likened to the evolution of their live performances. 2015 will see the band’s sights set firmly on the road, including a cross-Canada tour in support of the album and a summer festival schedule including Squamish Valley Music Festival, RiverFest in Elora, Ontario and TURF in Toronto. Rhett Miller’s (the lead singer of boozy raucous rockers The Old 97s) new solo album ‘The Traveler‘ is available now! ‘The Traveler‘ showcases a relentless and seemingly ageless songwriter honed by years on the road with the help of Black Prairie (a band that shares members of The Decemberists) and producer Chris Funk. Mas Ysa has shared his second new track since the Worth EP, listen to the tropical jam ‘Margarita‘ below and hear his other recent song ‘Look Uphere.

Buy ‘Headlights’ on iTunes | CD
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Buy ‘The Traveler’ on CD | Vinyl |iTunes

Buy Mas Ysa’s ‘Margarita’ on iTunes
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Buy Ex Cops’ ‘Black Soap (Eli Escobar Remix)’ on iTunes
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New Release: Penguin Prison ‘Lost In New York’ & Other Lives ‘Rituals’

Penguin Prison‘s dance-party-jam-packed sophomore album Lost In New York is available today! Lead single ‘Try To Lose’ was described by Kick Kick Snare as ”the effortlessly smooth track is the perfect jump start to spring. The perfect balance of crisp wintery melancholic lyrics and a bright infectious sounds saturated by his now signature guitar licks.” Taste test the album with the official album sampler on YouTube HERERituals, the Oklahoma band Other Lives’ third and latest full-length album, is a pure encapsulation of the trio’s relentless drive for precision. “It’s more dimensional, it’s more 3-D, if you will,” Tabish explains. “We wanted a cleaner, brighter record with more movement and more color.” The band are currently touring in support of the record with dates hitting Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal in May. Watch the official video for ‘Reconfiguration’ on the band’s YouTube HERE.

Buy ‘Lost In New York’ on iTunes | Vinyl
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Amos Lee Announces New Album ‘Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony’

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Great songwriters don’t come around that often. Amos is an exceptional artist, a true story teller, unique to his generation.” – Willie Nelson

Amos Lee is excited to announce his first-ever live album, ‘Live at Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony.‘ A one night only performance, the album features tracks from Lee’s entire discography and will be released on June 16th via MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records.

The acclaimed singer/songwriter released his self-titled debut in 2004 and followed it with the widely applauded ‘Supply and Demand‘ (2006) and ‘Last Days at the Lodge‘ (2008). But it was with 2011′s ‘Mission Bell‘ that debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and brought Amos to nationwide mainstream attention.

“I’ve been really lucky in my life and career to share stages with transcendent artists and heroes, but to be able to take the stage at Red Rocks and play to an incredible sold out audience with a world class orchestra, a really generous and soulful band, and beautifully crafted arrangements, was a mystical experience,” Lee said.

This summer, Lee will continue to uplift fans with his songs as he and David Gray co-headline a summer tour across the US. All upcoming dates are listed below.

6/16 – Vienna, VA (Washington, DC) – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
6/17 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
6/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/20 – Lewiston, NY (Buffalo) – Artpark
6/22 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheatre
6/23 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music Center at the Heights
6/24 – Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta) – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/26 – Whites Creek, TN (Nashville) – The Woods at Fontanel
6/27 – Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State Park
6/28 – Highland Park, IL (Chicago) – Ravinia Festival
7/1 – Morrison, CO (Denver) – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/3 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) – Verizon Theatre
7/4 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheatre
7/7 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
7/8 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
7/10 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
7/11 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
7/13 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/14 – Portland, OR – Edgefield – SOLD OUT
7/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
7/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl


Penguin Prison Premieres New Album ‘Lost In New York’

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Listen To ‘Lost In New York’ HERE

Pre-Order ‘Lost In New York’ Via iTunes HERE

New York-based artist/producer/songwriter/DJ Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) will be releasing his new full-length album ‘Lost In New York‘ on May 4th via MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North and Downtown Records.

Lost In New York‘ features incredible tracks including ‘Calling Out,’ the album’s lead single co-written with DJ/production duo Oliver; ‘Never Gets Old,’ co-written with Amanda Warner and Peter Wade of the electronic duo MNDR; and the newly released track, ‘Try To Lose.’

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Peter Katz Returns Home For A Cross Canada Tour Following A Successful Headlining Run In Europe

National Full Band Canadian Tour Kicks Off May 1st

Brand New Single “When The Day Is Done” Released To Radio

JUNO nominated singer-songwriter Peter Katz returns home this week following a highly successful headline tour in Europe where he captured the heart of the continent’s vibrant music scene. This Friday (5/1), marks the first date of Katz’s national Canadian tour in support of his new album “We Are The Reckoning” which was released at the end of March via Maple Music Recordings/Fontana North.  The extensive tour will see Katz accompanied by his full band visit cities across the country including stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

Canadian Tour Dates:
May 1 – Maxwell’s Concerts & Events – Waterloo, ON
May 6 – The Slice – Lethbridge, AB
May 7 – Empress Theatre – Ft Mcleod, AB
May 8 – Communitea – Canmore, AB
May 9 – Fratters – Red Deer, AB
May 12 – Bassment – Saskatoon, SK
May 13 – Artful Dodger – Regina, SK
May 14 – WECC – Winnipeg, MB
May 15 – The Lyric Theatre – Swift Current, SK
May 17 – The Ironwood – Calgary, AB
May 18 – The Mercury Room – Edmonton, AB
May 19 – Artspace – Prince George, AB
May 20 – The Minstrel – Kelowna, BC
May 21 – Performance Works – Vancouver, BC
May 29 – Harbourfront Centre – Toronto, ON
May 30 – Blacksheep Inn – Wakefield, QC
June 4 – St Michaels HS – Stratford, ON
June 6 – Aeolian Hall – London, ON
June 19 – Fergus Grand Theatre – Fergus, ON
June 21 – Montreal Folk Festival – Montreal, QC

Three years in the making “We Are The Reckoning” is a striking 11-song collection that showcases an artistic evolution for Katz and boasts an impressive guest list of collaborators including rising Scottish star Rachel Sermanni, legendary lap steel player Ben Peeler (Fleet Foxes, Jimmy Cliff, Wallflowers) and Felicity Williams (Bahamas).  Lead single “Brother”, “a touching tribute to the boyish bond of brotherhood” (Exclaim) features longtime friend Royal Wood, and was a top pick on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 – blazing the trail for his latest release “When The Day Is Done” available at radio now.

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Alabama Shakes’ ‘Sound & Color’ Debuts At No.1 On SoundScan


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Alabama Shakes‘ sophomore album, ‘Sound & Color,’ debuts at No. 1 on SoundScan – the album – released by MapleMusic Recordings and  ATO Records – is also No. 1 in America and in the Top 10 in the U.K.Australia, Switzerland and Netherlands. ‘Sound & Color‘ was co-produced by the band and Blake Mills, it is the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ 2012 Gold-certified debut album, ‘Boys & Girls‘, which earned the group GRAMMY® nominations in three categories, including Best New Artist.

Iain Taylor, MapleCore‘s CEO, is thrilled –  ”We are absolutely ecstatic about ‘Sound + Color‘ debuting at #1 on SoundScan!  The album’s beauty, depth, and integrity makes nabbing the #1 spot even sweeter. On behalf of everyone at MapleMusic, our heartfelt congratulations to Alabama Shakes and the ATO team. We are proud to contribute to your success.”

Jon Salter, General Manager of ATO Records also shares in Canada’s excitement about the record reaching the number one position. “Congratulations to everyone on this phenomenal Alabama Shakes debut ! Absolutely remarkable team work. This is the first #1 album for ATO Records in its 15 years, so this is a defining moment. Congrats to the Canadian team!”

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New Release: Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color’ & San Fermin ‘Jackrabbit’

Sound & Color – the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girlsdemonstrates the tremendous strides made by the band. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction. See the Shakes live when they come up to Canada headlining Toronto’s Field Trip festival and hit the west coast for Squamish Valley Music Festival. San Fermin bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone wrote Jackrabbit by himself from start to finish, only to find that after a year testing the songs on the road the album wasn’t nearly finished. Ellis explains, “I went from being this isolated composer guy, out in the woods, to sitting in the back of a van with seven other members playing shows in rock clubs every night. When I got back, I revisited it all, ripped these holes in the middle of all the existing songs and added some new songs. I rethought everything I had been writing.” Watch the full band performing “Emily” and the “title track” live via their YouTube.

Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Digital CD Vinyl Deluxe Vinyl
San Fermin Jackrabbit Digital CD Vinyl


New Release: Bop English ‘Constant Bop’

Bop English, the recording name of White Denim frontman James Petralli who has released his solo debut Constant Bop today. The ten tracks James decided on for the record demonstrate an encyclopedic knowledge of songwriting, revisiting everything from Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne to LL Cool J and Santana for inspiration. Check out his upcoming tour dates here

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