Stereophonics make their MMR debut with the band’s 8th studio record “Graffiti On The Train”. The newly refined and cinematic Stereophonics features strings arranged by famed James Bond composer David Arnold and is produced by Jim Lowe. Catch them during their fall tour when they hit Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall September 25th. Will Sheff shares his autobiography on Okkervil River’s latest “The Silver Gymnasium”. The John Agnello-produced 11 songs take place in the small town of Meriden, New Hampshire in 1986 which Sheff has detailed in the interactive map made by NPR. Brooklyn’s post-punk newcomers Butter The Children revisit the ghosts of classic punk on “True Crime”. The EP is the stuff the best punk is made of: a sugary dose of loud guitars, muscular bass, tsunami drums and morose lyrics about dejected wanderers. Chet Faker’s hard to come by 2012 debut EP “Thinking In Textures” has been reissued on vinyl ahead of his upcoming album later this year.
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Following their breakout 2012 “Act Naturally” EP with the infectious single “Wild”, Royal Teeth have released “Glow”. An engaging collection of indie-pop tracks, “Glow” celebrates the band’s thirst for exploration and youthful adventures into the unknown. Recorded this past winter in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown (Metric) Royal Teeth entered the studio focused and ready to showcase the energy and spirited joy of the live shows that have drawn audiences to the band all around the country. See Royal Teeth live in late August and September supporting Said The Whale and Rusted Root in the US.
Watch the video for “Wild” here:
Gogol Bordello, have captured their wild energy as “the world’s most riotus live band” on “Pura Vida Conspiracy”. The gypsy punk band will continue their touring rampage in support of the record including 5 dates throughout Canada in August with more dates being announced soon. Watch lead single “Lost Innocent World” performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Out now on MMR via ATO Records.
Gogol Bordello “Pura Vida Conspiracy”
New York’s Caveman released their self-titled sophomore record earlier this year in the US and it is out now via their new Canadian home MMR. The melodic, melancholic guitar swells and passionately delivered vocal lines make for an album that’s very pleasing to vibe with. I caught them on the Toronto date of their tour with Rogue Wave and the record is reproduced beautifully live.
Glasgow’s Primal Scream return with “More Light”, the band’s 10th record and first new music in five years. 13 new tracks written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes featuring guest appearances by Robert Plant, My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart, and Jason Faulkner replacing Mani on bass. The album makes leaps in style, mood, and pace creating a lack of boundaries in it’s sound.
I know we’ve got some True Blood fans out there, and today you should be excited. “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Vol. 4” is out now and features music from the shows fifth season. Artist contributions come from Alabama Shakes, Iggy Pop with Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, and many more.
For the free stream / download of their single ‘Dreams of Cannibalism’ click HERE!
Portland, Oregon’s Typhoon – one of the most talked about new bands – is proud to announce the August 20th release of their new album ‘White Lighter‘ on MapleMusic Recordings and Roll Call Records.
‘White Lighter’ is the follow up to the bands acclaimed EP ‘A New Kind Of House’ that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for what NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “absolutely stunning” and “so beautiful, it make’s me want to follow every single thing Typhoon does.”
Recorded at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon isolated themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this collection of songs with an impressive emphasis on storytelling and melody.
“On the farm, we were living inside the record” says songwriter Morton. “I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar. Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk. When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road. Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us.”
Produced by the band along with their in-house engineer Paul Laxer, Typhoon created a dynamic recording – full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos – that will establish the band as an immensely creative force.
An inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music – new songs such as first single “Young Fathers,” “Possible Deaths,” “Prosthetic Love” and “Hunger And Thirst” – take listeners on a journey through the experience of having it all, fighting to keep the dream and accepting your fate.
“There are several layers to this new record” says Morton. “It’s definitely the most autobiographical record I’ve ever done. I’m also trying to reconstitute disparate experiences into something like a meaningful sequence in the pale light of truth.”
Along with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Alternative Press and more, Paste Magazine raves “Music critics throw around adjectives like ‘orchestral’ and ‘expansive’ all the time these days. But here’s a band that actually deserves such labels. Portland’s Typhoon is an indie rock geek’s dream: a dynamic 12-piece with a seemingly unending reservoir of energy, emotive vocals, arpeggiated guitars, horns, multiple drum kits and strings … Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new critical darlings.”
Typhoon spent most of 2011 on the road – sharing the stage with The Decemberists, The Shins & Explosions In The Sky and performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Osheaga and the Newport Folk Festival – winning over concertgoers with what KEXP calls an “awe inspiring” live show.
Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall. Stay tuned for more news!
Songwriter Kyle Morton caught up with The Wall Street Journal to talk about the new record, to have a read – click HERE.
Dangerbird Records and MapleMusic Recordings are proud to announce the release of Royal Teeth‘s highly-anticipated debut full-length album “Glow” on August 13th. Recorded this winter in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown (Metric), the band entered the studio focused and ready to showcase the energy and spirited joy of the live shows that have drawn audiences to the band all around the country. The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut EP, Glow is an engaging collection of indie-pop tracks that celebrate the band’s thirst for exploration and youthful adventures into the unknown, themes first explored in the band’s infectious breakout single “Wild.”
The band’s debut EP, “Act Naturally”, gained rapid traction in early 2012 launching Royal Teeth into the spotlight as “Wild” found its way into a Buick Verano Commercial, in addition to several other major network placements, and the soundtrack to EA Sports’ top selling video game, FIFA 13. “Wild” has inspired sing-a-longs via radio as well, connecting with new fans through airplay on SiriusXM’s AltNation and influential Alternative radio stations like CHHR Vancouver, CILV Ottawa, KNDD Seattle, KTCL Denver, WROX Norfolk, WWCD Columbus, KRBZ Kansas City, and CFJB Barrie.
Royal Teeth’s six members come from three cities across Southern Louisiana, a state known for its colossal musical output over the centuries. Now residing in New Orleans, their beat-centric sound is a technicolor addition to the legacy of Louisiana. After performances at CMJ, SXSW, Austin City Limits, Voodoo, and Jazzfest , the band made their television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly.
Click HERE to watch the band perform “Wild.”
Royal Teeth will be hitting the road with this summer including stops in Toronto, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, and more! See below for tour dates.
Royal Teeth North American Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded:
May 10 – New York, NY @ Downtown Music Festival, Pianos
May 11 – Albany, NY @ WEQX Tulip Fest
May 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
May 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
June 3 – Detroit, IL @ Pike Room
June 5 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
June 7 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall – Studio Stage
June 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ WRFF 104.5 Summer Block Party
June 11 – Boston, MA @ T.T. the Bear’s
June 12 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
June 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
June 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
June 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room, House of Blues
June 22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Bronze Peacock
June 24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
June 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 27 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
June 28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
July 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador
July 3 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
July 13 – Frederick, MD @ Carroll Creek Amphitheatre
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.
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.