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”.
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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.
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MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records are thrilled about this morning’s announcement that Alabama Shakes‘ ‘Sound & Color‘ has received six Grammy nominations – including Album of the Year!
They have also received nods for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), and Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) for the extraordinary Blake Mills.
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MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records are thrilled to announce that Alabama Shakes‘ ‘Sound & Color‘ has gone gold in Canada – the first country in the world to reach that milestone!
“We are so proud that our second record ‘Sound & Color’ has been certified gold in Canada,” says the band. “It is hard to put into words how great it makes us feel to see the warm reception that the new record has received. We thank everyone who has supported us and our amazing Maple team up in Canada for all of their hard work. We look forward to more great times with our Canadian friends and family.”
MapleCore’s CEO, Iain Taylor, echoes these sentiments, “This project has been a labour of love for our entire team, and we cannot be any more ecstatic to be the first territory in the world to take ‘Sound & Color’ to gold! Far and away one of the best albums to come out this year, Maple is proud to have been a part of its worldwide success. On behalf of all of us – we’d like to send our thanks to The Shakes for all their hard work and dedication to the Canadian market.”
On Lucero’s 10th studio album ‘All A Man Should Do‘ Ben Nichols delivers some of the most resonant lyrics he has ever written, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics. Musically the band introduces a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful. For the first time they put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of Big Star‘s ‘I’m in Love with a Girl‘ featuring Jody Stephens from Big Star singing back-up vocals. Limited edition ‘Bootleg’ copies of the album are available exclusively at indie record stores across the country, watch the behind the scenes pressing video here. Also available today is the vinyl version on JP Hoe’s new album ‘Hideaway’ and new singles from San Fermin, YACHT, and The Most Serene Republic.
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.
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.
Listen To The Track ‘Most In The Summertime’ HERE
Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably Old 97’s) for the better part of 20 years, aka traveling from town to town for an entire generation. Thus he has definitely earned the right to title his latest solo album ‘The Traveler,’ which is out now.
A standout track from the album is ‘Most In The Summertime.’ A warm, bouncy song on the surface that has a darker undertone too. The song’s new video (directed by Max Nichols) has the same tones. Although ‘The Traveler’ was written and performed by Miller he also had some help, most notably by the members of Black Prairie, a band based in Portland that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with the Decemberists. Peter Buck of REM also added additional guitar work.
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.
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Watch Their Recent Performance Of ‘Over My Head’ On The Tonight Show HERE
Alabama Shakes‘ have announced a headlining Canadian arena tour starting on September 23 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. They will follow that up with a stop in Ottawa on September 24 (TD Place) and Montreal on September 26 (MRCY Festival).
Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates *Canadian dates have been bolded
6/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury
6/27 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/28 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
7/1 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
7/4 – Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park
7/5 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeennes
7/8 – Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival Lucca
7/9 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
7/12 – Auchterarder, UK @ T In The Park
7/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/1 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
8/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
8/9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/19 – Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
9/23 – Toronto, ON @ The Air Canada Centre
9/24 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place
9/26 – Montreal, QC @ MRCY Festival
11/18 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Listen To New Track ‘Yellow Eyes’ Via NPR HERE
Pre-Order ‘Imaginary Man’ via iTunes HERE
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.
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