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Alabama Shakes’ ‘Sound & Color’ Gets Its First Gold Record In Canada

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Get ‘Sound & Color’ Via iTunes HERE

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.”

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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


Greyson Chance Has Released His New Single ‘Afterlife’ In Canada

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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.’

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Lawrence Rothman Releases Official Video For ‘Oz Vs. Eden’

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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.


YACHT Share New Video For ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler’

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YACHT‘s new album, ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler,’ is available everywhere on Downtown Records and Fontana North - and today, they are excited to share the title track’s video. Directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko and just in time for ‘Back to the FutureDay, the video premiered on NPR’s First Watch.

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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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New Releases: YACHT ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler’

“Once we catch up to yesterday’s future, it’s no longer what we imagined. It’s just the present all over again. And so on. We’ve made an album about that. It contains some speculations about the future that are big and distant as science fiction stories. But it’s also about looking carefully at the world around us and trying to understand what we’ve done with the imaginations of those who came before us. Would they believe it?” YACHT bring our cultural progress into question on their groundbreaking new record ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler.’

Buy I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler on iTunes | CD | Vinyl
Stream I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler on Spotify | RdioAppleMusic
Chet Faker & Marcus Marr release ‘The Trouble With Us’ iTunes | Spotify | Rdio | AppleMusic
Goldroom releases ‘Waiting To Ignite’ iTunes | Spotify | Rdio | AppleMusic

New Releases: Autre Ne Veut ‘Age of Transparency’

On Autre Ne Veut’s sophomore album ‘Age of Transparency’ Arthur Ashin pushes the vocabulary of soul to its horizons, incorporating choral music, electronic composition and the kinds of disfiguring production techniques that made his previous ‘Anxiety’ one of the most unusual albums of 2013. Ashin brings the album to Canada for the first time at Toronto’s The Hoxton October 20, buy tickets here.

Buy Age of Transparency on CD | Vinyl | iTunes
Stream Age of Transparency on Spotify | Rdio | AppleMusic

Buy Age of Transparency Vol II (Avatar Sessions) on iTunes
Stream Age of Transparency Vol II (Avatar Sessions) on Spotify | Rdio | AppleMusic


MapleMusic Recordings Welcomes Megan Bonnell To The Family

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MapleMusic Recordings are thrilled to announce the signing of the strikingly gifted singer/songwriter from Caledon – Megan Bonnell. Given four N’s by NOW Magazine and described as sounding “more than a little like Joni Mitchell, though the artist most immediately called to mind is Damien Rice” – her style is both ambient and affecting.

She has a tremendous gift for writing songs and she will be showcasing that skill when she releases her second full length record on MMR in 2016. Expect a breathtaking assembly of fetching tunes that will be infectious and haunting.

Bonnell’s generous voice has sung the world over – from San Francisco to Paris, she has connected to audiences with her unguarded lyrics and down-to-earth charm.  A consummate performer with a bounty of talent, she is a welcome addition to the Maple family.

Album announcement and tour dates to come soon.


New Releases: San Fermin ‘Jackrabbit (Deluxe Edition)’

Last week San Fermin premiered their new song ‘No Devil’ which now appears as one of the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of ‘Jackrabbit.’ The new track joins a Ra Ra Riot remix of the title track along with videos for ‘Emily’ and ‘Jackrabbit’ to round out the bonus material. For anyone who hasn’t picked up the album yet this is the perfect introduction to the band.

Buy ‘Jackrabbit (Deluxe Edition)’ on iTunes
Stream ‘Jackrabbit (Deluxe Edition)’ on AppleMusic
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New Releases: Lucero ‘All A Man Should Do’ & JP Hoe ‘Hideaway’ Vinyl & More

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.

Buy Lucero’s All A Man Should Do on iTunes | CD | Vinyl
Stream Lucero’s All A Man Should Do on Spotify Rdio | AppleMusic

Buy JP Hoe’s ‘Hideaway’ on iTunes | CD | Vinyl
Stream JP Hoe’s ‘Hideaway’ on Spotify | Rdio | AppleMusic

San Fermin No Devil on Spotify | Rdio
YACHT L.A. Plays Itself on iTunes | Spotify | Rdio
The Most Serene Republic Love Loves To Love Love on iTunes | Spotify | Rdio


Taylor Knox Adds National Tour Dates, Brings Celebrated New Release East With Christina Martin

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Taylor Knox has contributed to the performances of some of Canada’s most well respected artists. While everything about his debut EP Lines sounds effortless, Knox’s diverse skill-set is in part a result of the time-honoured music biz tradition of paying one’s dues. Although still in his 20s, he has a wealth of experience playing with a host of Canada’s most acclaimed artists, including Owen Pallett, Rich Aucoin, Luke Doucet, and Jason Collett. Just finishing up a stint on the road as part of Hayden’s rhythm section, Knox will hit western Canada in September as part of a tour with Hayden and Evening Hymns and will open dates for Christina Martin in Halifax, Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa and his hometown of Toronto commencing November 13. He will also perform at Halifax Pop Explosion on October 24 at The Company House. All tour dates are listed below.

Sep 22 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe ^
Sep 23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room ^
Sep 24 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Stage ^
Sep 25 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol Music Club ^
Sep 26 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
Oct 24 – Halifax, NS – The Company House – Halifax Pop Explosion
Nov 13 – Fredericton, NB – Capital Bar %
Nov 14 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern %
Nov 17 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus %
Nov 19 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern %
Nov 20 – Ottawa, ON – Irene’s Pub %
^ With Hayden and Evening Hymns
% With Christina Martin

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