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MAS YSA Joins the MapleMusic Recordings Family; Debuts “Why” Video From “Worth” EP Out Feb 4th

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MapleMusic Recordings is proud to announce its latest signing, Montreal-born visionary pop auteur Thomas Arsenault, better known as Mas Ysa [pronounced MAAS ee-sa]. His first single, “Why” is accompanied by a Purple Milk-produced video, which he co-directed with Natalia Leite. It was shot near Arsenault’s current home of Woodstock NY, showing a conflict-laden relationship being hashed out in a dark hockey rink.

A restless spirit, Arsenault developed his craft in the Sao Paulo rave scene, and by working with avant garde artists in Ohio and San Francisco before landing in Brooklyn in 2012. There, he created Mas Ysa and established a reputation as an intensely cathartic composer and live performer. This resulted in invitations to support the likes of Purity Ring, RZA and Deerhunter, as well as producing albums for Cass McCombs and Laurel Halo in his loft studio.

At the start of 2013, Mas Ysa relocated to Woodstock where he began recording himself in earnest. His first EP, Worth, encompasses bangers, ballads and textured experimental arcs. The Best New Track’d “Why,” a futuristic arms-to-the-sky “Thunder Road,” is the first taste of the record, set to be released Feb. 4, 2014. Worth also brings Arsenault’s talents as a singer-songwriter to the forefront on “Years” and “Life Way Up From” — both haunting, glacial odes to fear, loss, and life on the run.

Mas Ysa has already been confirmed as featured artist at the 2014 North By Northeast Festival in Toronto where he will make his formal Canadian live debut.

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Worth Track Listing
1. Vanya
2. Why
3. David Wessels
4. Life Way Up From
5. Worth
6. Shame
7. Ktidal
8. Yes
9. Years

Mas Ysa Tour Dates
12/17/13 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
01/24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY*
01/25 Black Cat, Washington D.C.*
01/26 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA*
02/18 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR**
02/19 Barboza, Seattle WA**
02/21 Rickshaw Pop, San Francisco CA**
02/22 Bootleg, Los Angeles CA**
06/19-21 North By Northeast Festival, Toronto ON
* w/Delorean
** w/Lawrence Rothman

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Bo Keeney Releases Sophomore EP ‘Versus’ On January 28th

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California born and UK-residing, genre-hopping music polymath Bo Keeney follows up his debut EP “Don’t You Worry” – an immersive collection of soul, funk, jazz and electronica with his second EP “Versus” coming out on January 28th on MapleMusic Recordings.

His debut EP “Don’t You Worry” was recorded in a shipping container just outside Winchester and saw Bo unapologetically slip and slide between genres making for a thrilling introduction to a young artist not set on being pigeonholed.

The follow up “Versus” EP sees Bo’s own productions and thrilling vocals woven amongst the sounds and beats of the most exciting emerging producers from the UK.

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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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Kaiser Chiefs Announce 5th Album “Education, Education, Education & War” Out April 1st

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Kaiser Chiefs have announced that they will release their fifth studio album, Education, Education, Education & War on April 1st, 2014 via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The ten-track collection was written in London, Los Angeles and Nashville, recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia and mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Michael Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay)  with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter).

Songs including ”Coming Home”, ”Misery Company” were introduced in various guises during the band’s 2013 live shows including the Lollapaolloza Festival in South America, London’s Hyde Park and during their giant homecoming show at Leeds Arena in September.  ”Misery Company” was called “a dark, Clockwork Orange whirl” by The Guardian, while Q Magazine’s recent in-studio piece found the band “at their indignant best”. The record shows an evolution in maturity of songwriting and sound, and deftly executes a wide array of the bands influences.

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Rival Boys Join The MapleMusic Recordings Family With The 2014 Release Of ‘animal instincts’

‘animal instincts’ is the energetic sophomore release from the Toronto-based trio Rival Boys.  Produced by the band with renowned engineer Joe Dunphy at Toronto’s own Revolution Recording Studios, it’s set for release in early 2014 via tinyrecordscanada and MapleMusic Recordings.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff Releases Debut Album ‘Small Town Heroes,’ On February 11

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On February 11, Hurray for the Riff Raff will release ‘Small Town Heroes,’ its debut for ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The album finds frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra – who settled in New Orleans after leaving her native Bronx at age 17 – contemporizing the rich musical forms of the American South in the age of Trayvon Martin and Wendy Davis.

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New Releases – Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Midlake return for their fourth studio album “Antiphon” without former singer Tim Smith to create 10 tracks that are very much Midlake. Elements of psychedelia and 70′s sft-rock from past releases can be heard throughout the album, watch the video for he title track lead single here. The Texas band will be on tour throughout the US until the end of the year, and hit Europe in early 2014. Nearing their 50th anniversary mark, Kool & the Gang are releasing their first ever holiday record “Kool for the Holidays”. The record features Christmas standards like ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘The Christmas Song’ alongside original Kool soon-to-be-classics. Catch the most sampled band in history as they play major cities worldwide in a special Christmas season tour.

Midlake “Antiphon”
Kool & the Gang “Kool For The Holidays”

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

White Denim follow up 2011′s critically acclaimed “D” by capturing the feels of their live sets on “Corsicana Lemonade”. The Austin band performed first single ‘Pretty Green’ on David Letterman after dropping it just last month alongside a pretty green screened video. Grab the disc on black or limited edition yellow vinyl available only at your local indie record store.

White Denim “Corsicana Lemonade”

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Don Brownrigg make his MMR debut with ‘It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)’. Written and recorded over a 2-year span in Nova Scotia by Don and producer Daniel Ledwell performing nearly every part on the album. Featuring the CBC-loved single ‘Sweet Dream Sleeper’ and ‘Just Breathe’ from his Southern Souls session. Forming from Andy Cabic’s backing band and moving West to Portland, Pure Bathing Culture‘s debut LP ‘Moon Tides’ is available now. The band premiered the much loved single ‘Pendulum’ on Gorilla VS Bear and followed it up with the fantastic stop motion video for ‘Dream The Dare’. Currently on the North American leg of their tour, they visit Toronto November 2nd at the Silver Dollar with Widowspeak.

Don Brownrigg ‘It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)’
Pure Bathing Culture ‘Moon Tides’

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Toronto singer-songwriter Andrew Austin makes his label debut with While It’s Still Light Out. The album’s 12 tracks were built alongside producer David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, ON AN ON, Apostle Of Hustle) while Andrew lived in the priest’s house of the church studio. Andrew has been no stranger to TV with lead single Inside Out and feel-good Sending Out A Message being picked up, as well as being the voice of the infamous “Time For Tims” jingle.

Andrew Austin While It’s Still Light Out

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Watch the Inside Out lyric video.

MapleMusic Recordings Welcomes Language Arts Into The Fold With The February Release Of ‘Wonderkind’

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Playing Pop Montreal At 8:00PM, On September 27th At O Patro Vys

MapleMusic Recordings is thrilled to announce that Language Arts has joined the family with the upcoming February 2014 release of ‘Wonderkind.’

Kristen Cudmore (aka the architect and backbone of Language Arts) has combined indie-pop, 90′s female-fronted rap, and prog-rock elements to form the sophomore album ‘Wonderkind.’  The result is a record that is astonishingly unique and unclassifiable.  Forward-thinking fans of everything from Beck, to Stereolab, to Laura Nyro will have much to rejoice.

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