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Bryan’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Our staff lists are coming to a close but we’ve saved the best for (nearly) last.  The cool kid in the office – by Pitchfork standards of course – has listed his 10 Favourite Albums of 2013 along with the 10 singles that dominated his Rdio plays. See the best of Bryan “the closer” Columbus, Marketing & Label Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North below.

10. Royal Canoe – Today We’re                 9. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like      8. James Blake – Overgrown                                                         Believers                                                                      Clockwork
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7. Mikal Cronin – MCII                                  6. Disclosure – Settle                                  5. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
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4. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault        3. Born Ruffians – Birthmarks                   2. Typhoon – White Lighter                                                             Less Youth
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Jennifer’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Day three in our staff favourites series features a sweet mix of genres for the top 5 from Marketing & Label Manager at Fontana North, the lovely Jennifer McLeod.

5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memory                                  4. Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love
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3. M.I.A. – Matangi                                                                          2. Typhoon – White Lighter
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Jessica’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Kicking off the week two batch of MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North staff favourite album lists is our Marketing Coordinator, the ever-helpful Jessica Molina. She’s laid out her top 10 in no particular order except for #1.

Northcote – Northcote                                 Born Ruffians – Birthmarks                        Local Natives – Hummingbird

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Charles Bradley – Victim of Love               Foals – Holy Fire                                          On An On – Give In

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Kiev – Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth         Dinosaur Bones – Shaky Dream               Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less                                                                                                                                                                                      Youth
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MapleMusic Recordings’ Best of 2013

We’ve picked out some of the best tracks that our artist roster have released this year and put them together into one great playlist! The playlist features huge names like Primal Scream, The Dismemberment Plan and Cold War Kids to up-and-coming Canadian talent Andrew Austin, Don Brownrigg, and Thought Beneath Film! Listen to the playlist on Rdio, Youtube, Soundcloud, or all three at the same time below.

Track List:

White Denim “Pretty Green”
The Dismemberment Plan “Waiting”
Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”
Don Brownrigg “Sweet Dream Sleeper”
Andrew Austin “Inside Out”
San Fermin “Sonsick”
Typhoon “Young Fathers”
Jim James “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Heavy Bells”
Gogol Bordello “Lost Innocent World”
Primal Scream “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
The Bronx “Youth Wasted”
Thought Beneath Film “Cartographers”
Thomas D’Arcy “Credit!”
Bo Keeney “Don’t You Worry”
Caveman “In The City”
Okkervil River “It Was My Season”
Royal Teeth “Wild”

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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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New Releases – Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The massive 12-piece Typhoon have released their equally huge debut record “White Lighter”. The Portland band retreated to the isolation of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon and recorded strings, horns and group vocals free of outside distractions. Following the band’s acclaimed EP “A New Kind of House” that caught attention for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music. Typhoon’s North American tour runs September through October and will be hitting Toronto September 24th at the Garrison, full tour dates here.

Typhoon “White Lighter”

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Watch the official video for “Dreams of Cannibalism”

Typhoon’s New Album Spotlighted By NPR’s First Listen

NEW ALBUM ‘WHITE LIGHTER’ OUT AUGUST 20TH 

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BAND CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR WITH A TORONTO SHOW BEING ADDED 

Hear “White Lighter” On NPR’s First Listen HERE

 Typhoon, one of the most talked about new bands, is proud to premiere their new album “White Lighter” on NPR’s First Listen.

Spin Magazine calls first single Young Fathers a “mind-boggling chunk of orchestral pop,” going on to say “this latest epic dives into the group’s enormous range: Frontman Kyle Morton‘s earnest vocals lead the charge, his wondrous delivery flanked by left-field riffage, sudden fits of silence, chirping backup singers, and triumphant horns – and those are just a few of the sounds thriving inside ‘Young Fathers.’”

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

What makes White Lighter so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.

“When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did,” says Kyle. “It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.”

Typhoon Tour Dates  *Cdn dates are bolded:
September 5/6 – Music Fest NW – Portland, OR
September 9 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
September 10 – The Crocodile Café – Seattle, WA
September 12-  El Korah Shrine – Boise, ID
September 13 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
September 14 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
September 16 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
September 17 – The Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
September 19 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
September 20 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
September 21 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
September 22 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
September 24 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
September 25 – Pop! Montreal – Montreal, QC
September 26 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
September 27 – The Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
September 28 – Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY
September 29 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
September 30 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
October 1 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
October 2 – The Rock ‘n Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
October 6 & 13 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
October 17 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
October 18 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
October 19 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR

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Typhoon Premiers New Single ‘Young Fathers’ Band Announces North American Headlining Tour New Album ‘White Lighter’ Out August 20th

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Listen To “Young Fathers” HERE

Get “Young Fathers” Available On iTunes HERE

Watch Their New Video “Dreams Of Cannibalism” HERE

 Typhoon is excited to premiere the first single “Young Fathers” from their anticipated new album “White Lighter.”

“White Lighter” – out August 20th – is the follow up to the band’s EP A New Kind Of House that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Tour dates below.

What makes these songs so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle Morton, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.

“When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did,” says Kyle. “It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.”

Typhoon Tour Dates (more to be announced) *Cdn dates are bolded:
September 5-6            Music Fest NW                                   Portland, OR
September 9                The Rickshaw Theatre                     Vancouver, BC
September 10              The Crocodile Café                           Seattle, WA
September 12              El Korah Shrine                                  Boise, ID
September 13              Urban Lounge                                     Salt Lake City, UT
September 14              Hi-Dive                                                  Denver, CO
September 16              The Waiting Room                            Omaha, NE
September 17              The Old Rock House                         St. Louis, MO
September 19              Cedar Cultural Center                     Minneapolis, MN
September 20              Schubas                                                Chicago, IL
September 21              Beachland Tavern                             Cleveland, OH
September 22              Wexner Center                                  Columbus, OH
September 25        Pop! Montreal                                    Montreal, QC
September 26              Higher Ground                                   South Burlington, VT
September 27              The Iron Horse                                   Northampton, MA
September 28              Littlefield                                             Brooklyn, NY
September 29              Brighton Music Hall                          Boston, MA
September 30              Le Poisson Rouge                              New York, NY
October 1                      Johnny Brenda’s                                Philadelphia, PA
October 2                      The Rock ‘n Roll Hotel                     Washington, DC
October 6 & 13            Austin City Limits Festival             Austin, TX
October 17                    The Satellite                                        Los Angeles, CA
October 18                    The Independent                              San Francisco, CA
October 19                    WOW Hall                                             Eugene, OR

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Typhoon Releases New Video ‘Dreams Of Cannibalism’ New Album ‘White Lighter’ Out August 20th

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Buy ‘Dreams Of Cannibalism’ From iTunes HERE! 
Stream ‘Dreams of Cannibalism’ HERE!

Dreams of Cannibalism” comes from the band’s upcoming album White Lighter out August 20th on Roll Call Records and MapleMusic Recordings.

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 it’s inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.

Recorded by the band in the isolation of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon freed themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this album full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos. Ultimately creating an impressive collection that will establish this 12-piece collective as an immensely creative force.

Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall. Tour to be announced shortly.

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.

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Typhoon Announce Anticipated New Album ‘White Lighter’ Set For August 20th Release

For the free stream / download of their single ‘Dreams of Cannibalism’ click HERE!

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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.

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