Nick Carter is gearing up for the release of his third studio album, All American, on March 11th via MapleMusic Recordings in Canada. In advance of the release, he has debuted the nostalgic single “19 in 99″, a lively and wildly catchy song that recalls his glory days as part of the best-selling boy band of all time: the Backstreet Boys. The single was released with an accompanying music video, brilliantly rife with all the appropriate cultural tropes from the turn of the millennium including a cameo from BSB’s A. J. McLean.
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One of Canada’s premier singer-songwriters, Royal Wood, releases his new video for Long Way Out via Montecristo Magazine. The video, along with further info on the concept can be seen here. Long Way Out is the first single off his forthcoming album, ‘GHOST LIGHT’, out April 22nd via MapleMusic Recordings. The album is available now for pre-order on iTunes.
“The making of the Long Way Out video was a day spent in my artistic element making a visual statement to reflect my musical journey as an artist.” Royal continues, “It was a day of laughs amongst old friends and hardwork amongst true professionals. I’m very proud of the outcome. “
Royal is busy getting ready for a slew of tour dates leading up to the April 22nd release with shows in February and March. He will celebrate the album release with a very special show at Ottawa’s NAC Southam Hall with the NAC Orchestra, an evening at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall and three nights at London’s Aeolian Hall. Full tour details can be found below and at www.royalwood.ca/tour.
Leading up to the release of his new album ‘GHOST LIGHT’, Royal will be releasing a unique version of each ‘GHOST LIGHT’ track to Pledgers via his Pledge Music Campaign every week beginning February 5th. To see these videos in full become a Pledger here.
The new tunes on this album 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. In fact, Royal played on almost 90% of the record, with a few artists like Hannah Georgas and Felicity Williams (Bahamas) adding their special blend of talents along the way. It was recorded in both Los Angeles and Toronto, with Bill Lefler and Royal at the production helm.
Royal Wood – Tour Dates
02/11 – Slave Lake, AB – SPEC Centre
02/12 – Hinton, AB – The Guild
02/13 – Airdrie, AB – The Bert Church Theatre
02/19 – Camrose, AB – Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
02/20 – Rocky View County, AB – Redwood House (*NEW VENUE)
02/27 – Walkerton, ON – Victoria Jubilee Hall
03/26 – Nanaimo District, BC – Errington Hall
04/28 – Halifax, NS – St. Matthew’s United Church
04/29 – Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre of the Arts Mack Theatre
04/30 – Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre of the Arts Mack Theatre
05/01 – Port Hawkesbury, NS – Shannon Studio
05/06 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre Southam Hall w/ NAC Orchestra
05/07 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
05/12 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
05/13 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
05/14 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
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“Lyrics that promise honest sentiments, grooves built with physical instruments and a gospel-rooted determination to uplift … glimmers of Al Green, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Prince and a bit of Sting.” – New York Times
ATO Records/MapleMusic Recordings will release Allen Stone’s Radius (Deluxe Edition) on March 25th featuring seven exciting bonus tracks. The album will be available on CD, Digital and 2 LP formats.
Courtesy of Billboard, you can watch + share the exclusive debut of the high-energy new video for Stone’s latest single “Perfect World” HERE. Directed by Stefan Hunt and produced by Yingna Lu, the video features pioneering hip-hop dancer Darrio Phillips and his enthusiastic crew of dancers.
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“An impeccable sophomore break-out.” – Stereogum
“It’s a rare thing when an artist scores a hat trick like this-a great melody, a genius arrangement and finely crafted lyrics.” – NPR Music
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 will be released February 5th digitally and off stage. Listen + Share the EP’s rendition of Mr. Rodriguez now.
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. “George Harrison’s old pump organ lives in this studio and that’s what you hear along with the guitar and vocal on ‘Mr. Rodriguez’,” Baxter explained.
Forged from rock ‘n’ roll soul, blue-collar charm and a renegade attitude, rock quintet Royal Tusk are set to release their full-length debut, DealBreaker, on May 6th via MapleMusic Recordings. Produced by the award-winning Eric Ratz (Big Wreck, Monster Truck, Arkells, Billy Talent), DealBreaker captures the true raw energy Royal Tusk wield, and the result is loud and guitar-driven with hints of Americana and soul. The first single, Fever, premiered on AMBY this morning, and truly embraces a dynamic evolution in the band’s sound. Check it out HERE and pre-order the album, with instant download of Fever HERE.
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.
Slaight Music – champion and prime supporter of the Canadian music industry – announced today that Kayla Diamond is the winner of “It’s Your Shot 2015”, Canada’s premiere songwriting and artist development competition. The contest, which drew over 1,000 entrants, encourages artists from all music genres to submit a song and/or video to www.itsyourshot.ca for a chance to win a Grand Prize valued at $50,000.
The “It’s Your Shot” competition is one of the many initiatives put forth by Slaight Music—a company focused on discovering, developing, inspiring and supporting Canadian recording artists.
Each year, Slaight Music partners with one of Canada’s major record labels to support this initiative. This year Kayla Diamond will receive distribution, radio promotion, publicity, and marketing support via MapleMusic Recordings Canada, along with a professional photo session, a professionally written biography, the development of an artist website, social network pages and an opportunity to perform at a high-profile musical event in 2016.
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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.”
Watch Their New Video ‘Trapdoor’ HERE
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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
04. Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
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
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Mavis Harris, MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North
Last week Greyson Chance released his highly anticipated new single ‘Afterlife‘ off of his upcoming 2016 album ‘Somewhere Over My Head.’
It’s only been five years since Greyson’s Youtube cover of Lady Gaga‘s ‘Paparazzi‘ caught the attention of Ellen Degeneres and (to date) that performance has been viewed by over 55 million people. From there he released his 2011 debut album ‘Hold On ‘Til The Night‘ – which spawned the Top 20 hit ‘Waiting Outside The Lines.’
In early 2016, Lawrence Rothman will be releasing his new record that will feature key guests such as Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, and Ariel Pink via Downtown Records and Fontana North.
Ahead of the release he’s put out his new video for ‘Oz Vs Eden,’ with sampled vocals of Charli XCX. It’s a gorgeous and creepy video (perfect for Halloween) directed by Floria Sigismondi (David Bowie, Katy Perry, Bjork, The Cure) and is the debut of Kevin, the second “alter” we’ve met thus far on the first album; 3 others have pre-existed in the scope of other projects and this record willl have a total of nine alter-egos that will be revealed over time.