New Releases – Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario pop-rockers Thought Beneath Film keep the songs coming with their new holiday song “Christmas Day”. Channeling some of Weezer’s festive power into the 4:10 track which can be streamed on Rdio here. The jingle-bell single comes just ahead of their upcoming debut record “Cartographers” out early 2014!

Thought Beneath Film “Christmas Day” Single

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Primus’ Les Claypool Announces New Duo De Twang Album ‘Four Foot Shack’

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Album Out February 4th Via ATO Records & MapleMusic Recordings

How “deconstructed” can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That’s exactly what everyone’s favourite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. While Les is still pulling double duty with the Primus lads, he has also found the time to unite with his old buddy, Bryan Kehoe, who fans will recognize from several past Claypool projects, and also as one of the main actors from Les’ hilarious jam band mockumentary, ‘Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.‘ But unlike Primus, DDT focuses more on the Americana/rootsy side of things – as heard throughout the band’s debut recording ‘Four Foot Shack’, to be released via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings on February 4th.

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MapleMusic Christmas Vinyl Giveaway Contest!

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Want to win some free vinyl to add to your collection or for the vinyl lover on your shopping list? We’re feeling extra festive this year so we’re giving away 10 awesome new MMR releases. Enter our Christmas Vinyl Giveaway Contest now!

To be entered:
a) Post a photo of your own vinyl collection to our Facebook wall, or on your Twitter or Instagram. Doesn’t matter if you have 1 vinyl or 1000, just make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #MapleVinyl
(Get a Bonus entry if your pic is really fun or creative!)

b) LIKE and SHARE this on Facebook, RETWEET on Twitter and REGRAM on Instagram to automatically get a second entry, using #MapleVinyl and tagging us of course.

Grand Prize Pack Includes:

1) White Denim “Corsicana Lemonade” (limited edition yellow vinyl)
2) The Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley” (180g audiophile-grade vinyl)
3) Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”
4) San Fermin “San Fermin”
5) Don Brownrigg “It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)”
6) J Roddy Walston and The Business “Essential Tremors” (includes bonus 7″)
7) Kathleen Edwards “Voyageur”
8) Martha Wainwright “Come Home To Mama” (includes bonus CD)
9) Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”
10) Typhoon “White Lighter”

Runners up will receive one of either:

The Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley” (180g audiophile-grade vinyl)
OR
Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”

Contest winners will be chosen on Monday December 16th 2013 with prizes shipped out same day.
Note: Shipping costs will only be included for Canadian residents.

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Rival Boys Join The MapleMusic Recordings Family With The 2014 Release Of ‘animal instincts’

‘animal instincts’ is the energetic sophomore release from the Toronto-based trio Rival Boys.  Produced by the band with renowned engineer Joe Dunphy at Toronto’s own Revolution Recording Studios, it’s set for release in early 2014 via tinyrecordscanada and MapleMusic Recordings.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff Releases Debut Album ‘Small Town Heroes,’ On February 11

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On February 11, Hurray for the Riff Raff will release ‘Small Town Heroes,’ its debut for ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The album finds frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra – who settled in New Orleans after leaving her native Bronx at age 17 – contemporizing the rich musical forms of the American South in the age of Trayvon Martin and Wendy Davis.

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The Belle Brigade ‘Just Because’ Set For Release On February 11, 2014

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ATO Records has signed The Belle Brigade and will release the band’s new album, MapleMusic Recordings will bring the record to Canada.

Just Because, on February 11, 2014 via MapleMusic Recordings in Canada. Barbara and Ethan Gruska – the Los Angeles-based siblings who founded the band – recorded the album with engineer/co-producer Shawn Everett. Bram Inscore and Blake Mills, who also performed on The Belle Brigade’s debut album, joined them in the studio and they once again enlisted the mastering talents of the legendary Bob Ludwig. See below for the track listing. Continue reading…

New Releases – Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Midlake return for their fourth studio album “Antiphon” without former singer Tim Smith to create 10 tracks that are very much Midlake. Elements of psychedelia and 70′s sft-rock from past releases can be heard throughout the album, watch the video for he title track lead single here. The Texas band will be on tour throughout the US until the end of the year, and hit Europe in early 2014. Nearing their 50th anniversary mark, Kool & the Gang are releasing their first ever holiday record “Kool for the Holidays”. The record features Christmas standards like ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘The Christmas Song’ alongside original Kool soon-to-be-classics. Catch the most sampled band in history as they play major cities worldwide in a special Christmas season tour.

Midlake “Antiphon”
Kool & the Gang “Kool For The Holidays”

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

White Denim follow up 2011′s critically acclaimed “D” by capturing the feels of their live sets on “Corsicana Lemonade”. The Austin band performed first single ‘Pretty Green’ on David Letterman after dropping it just last month alongside a pretty green screened video. Grab the disc on black or limited edition yellow vinyl available only at your local indie record store.

White Denim “Corsicana Lemonade”

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Don Brownrigg make his MMR debut with ‘It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)’. Written and recorded over a 2-year span in Nova Scotia by Don and producer Daniel Ledwell performing nearly every part on the album. Featuring the CBC-loved single ‘Sweet Dream Sleeper’ and ‘Just Breathe’ from his Southern Souls session. Forming from Andy Cabic’s backing band and moving West to Portland, Pure Bathing Culture‘s debut LP ‘Moon Tides’ is available now. The band premiered the much loved single ‘Pendulum’ on Gorilla VS Bear and followed it up with the fantastic stop motion video for ‘Dream The Dare’. Currently on the North American leg of their tour, they visit Toronto November 2nd at the Silver Dollar with Widowspeak.

Don Brownrigg ‘It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)’
Pure Bathing Culture ‘Moon Tides’

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ten years on from their last release, The Dismemberment Plan return with ‘Uncanney Valley’. Travis Morrison detailed the album earlier this year in an interview with Noisey. The band heads out on their first tour since reuniting, hitting the US and the UK before the end of the year. Now three records deep, Jonathan Wilson’s latest ‘Fanfare’ is available now. Featuring vocal and instrumental contributions from Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Father John Misty, Wilco’s Patrick Sansone and more, the album celebrates friends and family. Jonathan is currently on tour in the UK and Europe but those itching to see him now can watch the video for ‘Dear Friend’.

The Dismemberment Plan ‘Uncanney Valley’
Jonathan Wilson ‘Fanfare’

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Toronto singer-songwriter Andrew Austin makes his label debut with While It’s Still Light Out. The album’s 12 tracks were built alongside producer David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, ON AN ON, Apostle Of Hustle) while Andrew lived in the priest’s house of the church studio. Andrew has been no stranger to TV with lead single Inside Out and feel-good Sending Out A Message being picked up, as well as being the voice of the infamous “Time For Tims” jingle.

Andrew Austin While It’s Still Light Out

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Watch the Inside Out lyric video.

MapleMusic Recordings Welcomes Language Arts Into The Fold With The February Release Of ‘Wonderkind’

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Playing Pop Montreal At 8:00PM, On September 27th At O Patro Vys

MapleMusic Recordings is thrilled to announce that Language Arts has joined the family with the upcoming February 2014 release of ‘Wonderkind.’

Kristen Cudmore (aka the architect and backbone of Language Arts) has combined indie-pop, 90′s female-fronted rap, and prog-rock elements to form the sophomore album ‘Wonderkind.’  The result is a record that is astonishingly unique and unclassifiable.  Forward-thinking fans of everything from Beck, to Stereolab, to Laura Nyro will have much to rejoice.

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