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‘Sound & Color’ Alabama Shakes’ New Album Set For Release On April 21

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Pre-Order ‘Sound & Color’ Via iTunes HERE

Sound & Color – the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY® nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist – will be released on April 21 by ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.

Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by Alabama Shakes since the release of 2012′s Boys & Girls. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.

“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us. This record is full of genre-bending songs.”

Sound & Color was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio. The band co-produced the album with Blake Mills - a young guitar wizard who has helmed sessions by Sara Watkins and Sky Ferreira, and played alongside everyone from Norah Jones and The Dixie Chicks to Lana Del Ray and Kid Rock.

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Other Lives Announce New Record ‘Rituals’ To Be Released On May 5

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Download ‘Reconfiguration’ instantly with pre-orders of ‘Rituals’ on iTunes 

Other Lives are returning with ‘Rituals‘ via MapleMusic Recordings and tbd records on May 5th. The 14-song LP is their most lush, layered, and striking musical creation to date, as well as the band’s third full-length album.

Other Lives is comprised of Josh Onstott, Jonathon Mooney and Jesse Tabish. Rituals is a pure encapsulation of the band’s relentless drive for precision. The trio relocated to Portland, Oregon from their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma to record the album. Tabish says the relocation had a direct influence that can be heard throughout Rituals.

“There was a spirit of change,” Tabish offers. “We had done [2011's second LP] Tamer Animals, which was very close to us and about our home. So the next record was about the spontaneity of travel and being isolated. For the first times in our lives we were moving off on our own away from our families and kind of coming into our own. I wanted the songs to reflect that new spirit.”

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Royal Wood Announces February 10th Release Date For Live Concert DVD “Royal Wood Live At The Grand”

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JUNO Award nominated and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Royal Wood announced today the February 10th release of “Royal Wood Live At The Grand” – a live concert DVD via Maple Music Recordings/Fontana North. Filmed on location at The Grand Theatre in London, ON, the DVD features Wood, one of Canada’s most accomplished and celebrated artists, at the forefront of the pop genre – widely noted for both his rich and ambitious vocals as well as his musical flexibility.

Produced by Wood and directed and edited by Mitch Fillion (Live At Massey Hall, Southern Souls), “Royal Wood Live At The Grand” encompasses a timeless collection of songs spanning Wood’s career – capturing his truest and most confident vocals to date. Packed with breathtakingly poignant moments, the DVD includes songs from Wood’s newest album “The Burning Bright” and new songs and arrangements from the companion album “I Wish You Well” both of which Wood says “are some of the most connected and personal creations of my life.”

As compelling as he is infectious, Wood recently released the music video for his third single – the melodic and lyrical “I’m Afraid”, and will return to the road later this month for a handful of dates throughout the prairies including Saskatoon and St Albert in addition to Nanaimo on March 1st (see below for full list of dates).

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New Release – Two Gallants ‘We Are Undone’ & Butch Walker ‘Afraid of Ghosts’

Two Gallants’ Adam Stephens (guitar, harmonica, keyboard and vocals) and Tyson Vogel (drums, guitar and vocals) spent one month recording their 5th album ‘We Are Undone’ with Karl Derfler (Tom Waits) at Panoramic House in Northern California. The duo is set to play four Canadian dates this April, full tour dates and tickets can be found here. ‘Afraid of Ghosts’ the latest release from Georgia native Butch Walker comes four years after  his last album ‘Spade’. Watch the video for his latest single ‘Bed On Fire’ here.

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Thomas D’Arcy To Release ‘Fooled You Twice’ March 3

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Acclaimed pop auteur Thomas D’Arcy returns March 3 with his second solo album, the cheekily titled Fooled You Twice, released on MapleMusic Recordings.

D’Arcy produced, engineered and mixed the 10-track collection at his Toronto studio, Taurus Recording, with musical assistance from a host of his well-known friends including Sloan’s Andrew Scott, Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff and The Stills’ Tim Fletcher and Liam O’Neil.

The album’s first single, “All Over Your Face,” premiered January 20 on CBC’s SiriusXM channel SONICA, the same day the album pre-sale launched at iTunes and at MapleMusic.com.

“All Over Your Face” is an infectious example of D’Arcy’s exceptional melodic skills, honed over the past decade through his previous bands, Small Sins and The Carnations.

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The Bright Light Social Hour New Album ‘Space Is Still the Place’ Out March 10

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Pre-Order ‘Space Is Still The Place’ Via iTunes HERE
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Austin psychedelic rock outfit The Bright Light Social Hour announces the release of their sophomore album, Space Is Still the Place on March 10, 2015 via MapleMusic Recordings and Frenchkiss Records. The 10-track collection was written, performed, produced and engineered by the band at their home studio in Austin, TX, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, TV On The Radio, Future Islands).

The Bright Light Social Hour convened while Curtis Roush and Jack O’Brien attended graduated school together at the University of Texas in Austin. Following graduation, they released their first self-titled LP in 2010. In the months and years that followed, their songs won over their hometown, and they scored an unprecedented six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards.

Space is Still the Place encompasses the idea of a “Future South,” which was developed by the band after touring across the country, heavily in the South, over the last few years. While on the road, the band usually stayed with people in various cities instead of hotels and gained a new perspective on the struggle young Americans faced after experiencing it first-hand.

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New Release – CAIRO ‘A History Of Reasons’

The entire MMR team couldn’t be more excited to launch the debut album from one of Toronto’s finest outfits! CAIRO worked with producer Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run, Mother Mother) crafting ‘A History Of Reasons’ and have translated their captivating and expansive live sound perfectly onto record. Experience the album in person when their Canadian tour beings in early spring. Watch the video for the title track directed by Czlowiek Kamera on YouTube here. Pick up the vinyl edition on 180 gram wax or the iTunes version to get the exclusive bonus track “Nothing”

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Chet Faker Starts Off 2015 On A High Note With A Star-Making Turn On The Ellen Degeneres Show

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Chet Faker made his U.S. daytime television debut last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen introduced the Australian singer & producer as one of her “favorite new artists,” and Idolator called it “brilliant” and a “star-making performance.” Faker performed his hit single ”Gold“ with a full band including Dave Harrington (Darkside) on bass, Kirk Schoenherr on guitar and Sam Hirschfelder playing drums.

Watch The Performance HERE

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The Brooklyn-based musician has a number of big shows lined up for 2015. He’ll headline New York City’s Terminal 5 on April 8 with special guest XXYYXX, before heading to the California desert to perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Faker is also set to perform to his largest audiences to-date in Australia, and has headline shows and festival appearances set throughout Asia, Europe & South America including performances at the Laneway Festival in Singapore, Lollapalooza Chile & Argentina and the UK’s Field Day. See his current tour dates below and look for additional 2015 performances to be announced soon.

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Stream CAIRO’s Debut ‘A History of Reasons’ Now on Exclaim!

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STREAM CAIRO’S ‘A HISTORY OF REASONS’ ON EXCLAIM! HERE

PRE-ORDER ‘A HISTORY OF REASONS’ ON ITUNES

Toronto’s CAIRO are making their full-length debut next week with ‘A History of Reasons’. The album is set for release on digital, CD and vinyl formats January 20, 2015. The publication praised several cuts from the album:

“Sparkling indie pop numbers like “With You” are juxtaposed with quieter, folk-inspired numbers like “Render,” “Starry Eyes” and “Seventeen.” Others like “Kingdoms” and “Extinguishing Fires” lean towards good, old-fashioned rock’n'roll, making for an album that delivers a seamless blend of different sounds.”

Exclaim! previously premiered their video for the title track which you can also watch below.

Language Arts’ “Old Familiar” Video Premieres on Exclaim

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“On Wonderkind, a richly layered, poppy effort that blends prog rock and classical elements, she made her electric guitar debut. You can’t help but be reminded of fellow guitar virtuoso St. Vincent’s latest release, and even neo-folkie Mutual Benefit when the languid strings kick in.”

– Julia LeConte, NOW Magazine

Watch the brand new video for ‘Old Familiar’ at EXCLAIM.CA  

Language Arts is the brainchild of Toronto-based guitarist, composer and singer Kristen Cudmore. “Language Arts’ sound is really a marriage between jazz schoolers and me, the classically trained one … I attract it without realizing it,” Cudmore says about her bandmates, drummer Neil MacIntosh, keyboardist Joel Visentin and current bassist Soren Nissen (Joe Ernewein played bass in the studio)

The group’s new full-length album ‘Wonderkind,’ recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Sarah McLachlan), brilliantly marries Cudmore’s raw emotions with a dizzying array of musical styles — indie pop, hip-hop and prog-rock among them — all drawn from her boundless imagination that has become equally innovative and uplifting.

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Ex Cops Premiere ‘White Noise’ Video With Paper Magazine

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“Impossibly cool.” — Vogue

“Arena-ready atmospherics and bombastic hooks…

it’s a thrilling, sophisticated new direction.” — Consequence Of Sound

“Brilliantly catchy.” — SPIN

Ex Cops, the Brooklyn-based duo comprised of Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding, recently released their sophomore LP, Daggers, and the video for its latest single, ‘White Noise,’ premiered exclusively today at Paper Magazine.

The band describes the video’s concept as, “almost like a social experiment. The song is about longing for something pure in a dark place, and about the wish to silence the noise of the world and the voices in your head. So we wanted to have teenagers in our video, because kids are more pure than most grownups. And we wanted them to just dance and fight and lose it and do whatever they felt like, while we performed the song for them.”

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CAIRO Offers First Taste of ‘A History of Reasons’

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Full-length debut album set to arrive January 20, 2015

Today, Toronto orchestral-pop quartet CAIRO is proud to reveal the initial glimpse of its breathtaking full-length debut album, ‘A History of Reasons,’ to be released Jan. 20, 2015 on MapleMusic Recordings.

It is a haunting video for the title track, directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Czlowiek Kamera, which premiered yesterday at Exclaim.ca. The director’s other Canadian credits include the video for Half Moon Run’s ‘Call Me in the Afternoon.’

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