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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’


Watch Their New Video ‘Trapdoor’ HERE

Get  ’Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ Via iTunes HERE

 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is one of the most difficult bands to pin down. The Australian-based garage rock septet follows their collective muse wherever it chooses to lead them and for their seventh record they followed it to an all-acoustic opus titled ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon,’ released November 13, 2015 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.

 While embracing the limitations of their choice of only acoustic sounds, KGATLW were able to get a little experimental as well. To fill it out, they borrowed a batch of instruments that they had never played before-clarinet, double bass, and cello, among them-and eked sounds and melodies out of them. That only helps to add to joyous jumble that is ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.’ The result is a lovely, lilting pop masterpiece that still evokes the same intoxicating exuberance as KGATLW’s most recent work, but with a more pastoral, communal feel to it.

 ”Some of the most charming garage rock of the past five years” – KCRW

A pastoral psych-pop breeze laden with flutes and spiraling harmonies … just press play and let it win you over.” – Stereogum

 ”While Paper Mache’s rootsier sound, lush orchestration and Their Satanic Majesties Request twist on psychedelia will likely net the group a wider audience, they are already thinking of ways to appease fans of their extended jam sessions and punishing grooves.” – Relix


Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ - Track List
01. Sense
02. Bone
03. Dirt
04. Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
05. Trapdoor
06. Cold Cadaver
07. The Bitter Boogie
08. N.G.R.I. (Bloodstain)
09. Time = Fate
10. Time = $$$
11. Most of What I Like
12. Paper Mâché


For more information contact:
Mavis Harris, MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North


Chet Faker & Marcus Marr To Release New EP ‘Work’

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Get ‘The Trouble With Us’ Via iTunes HERE

Over the past few years, a musical admiration between Chet Faker and Marcus Marr has grown, which culminated in a four-day sojourn in Marr’s South London studio earlier this year. Over the four day recording session, four songs were written, as the two discovered that Marr’s powerful, punchy dance production perfectly balanced Faker’s soulful vocals. The result is the 4-track EP ‘Work,’ out December 4 via Faker’s own label, Detail Records and Downtown Records and Fontana North.

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Royal Wood Set To Release New Record ‘GHOST LIGHT’ & Announces Tour Dates


 Listen To The First Single ‘Long Way Out’ Via Hello Magazine Canada HERE
Download ‘Long Way Out’ on iTunes HERE

On April 22, 2016 Royal Wood will be releasing his brand new record ‘GHOST LIGHT‘ via MapleMusic Recordings.

The first single ‘Long Way Out‘ exemplifies the definitive focus of this record. It’s gripping, melodic and screams with sincerity. Theses new tunes mark a change in Royal’s artistic path, delivering more of a raw take on life and bringing it to the forefront of his music.

‘GHOST LIGHT’ seizes his sincerest passion for creativity and imagination. It showcases a deeper understanding of where his journey began and where he wants it to lead. Continue reading…

Autre Ne Veut Set To Release ‘Age Of Transparency’ On October 2, 2015

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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.”

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The Most Serene Republic Announce First New LP In Six Years ‘Mediac’ To Arrive November 13

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Stream “Ontario Morning” Courtesy Of Stereogum
Intimate Toronto Performance August 13
Pre-Order ‘Mediac’ on CD & Vinyl At MapleMusic.com

Milton, Ontario’s finest, The Most Serene Republic have announced a return to action with their first new full-length album in six years, Mediac, which will arrive November 13 on MapleMusic Recordings.  Mediac was recorded in Toronto, produced by TMSR’s Ryan Lenssen, and mixed by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene/Super Furry Animals/Los Campesinos!).  To celebrate the sextet have premiered the first single from the record, “Ontario Morning”, via Stereogum – share via Soundcloud.  The punchy, infectious, horn-laden number is the sunrise on a glorious summer morning, already receiving airplay on CBC Radio 2, and Toronto’s Indie 88.  Additionally, The Most Serene Republic will preview material at an intimate Toronto performance, August 13 at The Dakota Tavern.

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Rayland Baxter Releases New Track ‘Young Man’ From ‘Imaginary Man’ Out August 14

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Rayland Baxter has released the newest track from his upcoming record ‘Imaginary Man,‘ which will be released on August 14 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.  Entitled ‘Young Man‘ the song has found an early champion with GQ Magazine who raves “If this track is any indication, it’s gonna be full of addictive and moody end-of-summer jams. The perfect way to close out the season.‘”

In celebration of the new album, Baxter will embark on a series of tour dates this summer and fall, including a series of dates supporting Grace Potter as well as headlining shows in NYC and L.A.  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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Mas Ysa Shares New Track ‘Arrows’

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Today, Mas Ysa shares a new track ‘Arrows,’ an emotional club-banger from his upcoming debut album ‘Seraph,’ out July 24 on MapleMusic Recordings.

Mas Ysa, otherwise known as Thomas Arsenault, says of the track: “‘Arrows’ is sort of a Euro club banger, but also a very personal love song. It comes out of me wanting to make a universal, club-ready track but unwittingly giving into emotion.”

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 (Björk, Arcade Fire) – but the topics it covers have been haunting the musician for his entire life. “Thematically, there’s a lot of Catholic guilt and shame,” he says of the album, which is named for a kind of angel.  “I don’t set out to use specific sounds, but looking later at the pallet of choirs, clapping, castanets, flutes – I’ve realized that they are just comforting to me. I think that comes from going to church and coming from very large and close Ecuadorian and French-Canadian families. I don’t actively reference any culture’s sound or instruments, when I noticed later they were all over the place.”

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Lucero Announce New Album ‘All A Man Should Do’ Set For A September 18 Release


On September 18, Lucero will release their new record ‘All A Man Should Do‘ via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.  Following the release of 2012′s ‘Women and Work,’ Lucero’s 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.

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.  And for the first time they put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of Big Star‘s ‘I Fell in Love with a Girl.’  The track features Jody Stephens from Big Star singing back-up vocals, making it that much more special.

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New Releases: Amos Lee ‘Live At Red Rocks’ & Lucero ‘Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles’

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 eveningMemphis 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.

Buy Amos Lee’s ‘Live At Red Rocks’ on iTunes | CD 
Stream Amos Lee’s ‘Live At Red Rocks on Spotify Rdio

Buy Lucero’s ’Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles on iTunes
Stream Lucero’s ‘Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles‘ on Spotify | Rdio

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JP Hoe Set To Release New Album ‘Hideaway’ On August 21

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Pre-Order ‘Hideaway’ Via iTunes HERE
Listen To New Single ‘Beautifully Crazy’ Via Rdio And Spotify 

JP Hoe will be releasing his anticipated new full-length album ‘Hideaway‘ on August 21 via MapleMusic Recordings.  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.”

Hoe has an exceptional gift for crafting songs and his generous, spacious voice showcases his raw talent.  He has spent hundreds of days on the road, playing gigs all over the world – and the constant consistent is how he connects with audiences via his down-to-earth unpretentious charm.

Hideaway – Track List
1. Beautifully Crazy
2. Save You
3. Danger
4. Run Away From Me
5. I Need You
6. My Silhouette
7. Yeah Yeah Yeah
8. That Word
9. We Try
10. Like I Did Back

JP Hoe – Upcoming Tour Dates
06/18 – Manitoba Music NXNE Showcase @ The Rivoli, Toronto ON
06/24 – The Forks Festival Stage, Winnipeg MB
09/18 – Park Theatre, Winnipeg MB
*more dates to be announced shortly


Mas Ysa Shares New Track ‘Gun’

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Mas Ysa today shares ‘Gun‘ – a new track from his highly anticipated debut album’ Seraph,’ out July 24th via MapleMusic Recordings and Downtown Records.  Mas Ysa, the creation of musician Thomas Arsenault, embraces cutting-edge electronic music, but owes plenty to his traditional song-writing skills.  It is the entirety of this spectrum that  is apparent on ‘Seraph.’ His new single ‘Gun’ features Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters.  Of the track, Arsenault says “Gun’s a duet. I wanted the other side of the story told and not just mine. I’d written it originally with just the male perspective and it felt a bit unsatisfying, so I brought the subject into the song. That was cathartic.”

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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

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.

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