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Cold War Kids Return Oct. 21 With 5th LP ‘Hold My Home’

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Ten years have come and gone since Cold War Kids first took to the stage in their homegrown Southern California scene. Time is typically unkind to indie rock bands. So how is it that Cold War Kids are still here in 2014, selling out tours and releasing their fifth album in a decade, Hold My Home,‘ amidst these 40 seasons of torrential fate winds, while so many of their peers have vanished?

“We worked really fucking hard, that’s the answer,” says vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Nathan Willett. “We worked really hard and we were successful, which is freakishly impossible, and we should embrace it. That’s our story.”

From his post at the front, Willett — along with the band’s bassist and visual director Matt Maust — has led Cold War Kids through the tricky 21st century rock and roll landscape, soaring over the peaks and facing the valleys head-on while carving out a place of the band’s own. Reaping sky-high praise from a mid-2000s blogosphere then growing wings as a live show juggernaut, they stand now as both a different animal and an unaltered beast all at once.

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New Releases – Minus The Bear ‘Lost Loves’ & Jess Reimer ‘The Nightjar and the Garden’

Pulled from the band’s past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records, Lost Loves is a career‐spanning album for Minus the Bear. The black sheep that didn’t quite fit in with Planet of Ice, OMNI, and Infinity Overhead these hard to let go songs fit seamlessly together on this new record. Available on smoky black/yellow swirl coloured vinyl below, listen to ‘The Lucky Ones’ on SoundcloudRecorded in the harsh winters of rural Manitoba comes Jess Reimer‘s new album ‘The Nightjar and the Garden.’ Produced by Blue Rodeo keyboardist Bob WisemanNightjar displays an artist with many facets, unwaveringly connected to the soul of North American music. Listen to the raw beauty of her vocals on lead single‘Maggie The Retriever (Bang Bang).’

Minus the Bear ‘Lost Loves’ Digital CD Vinyl
Jess Reimer ‘The Nightjar and the Garden’ Digital CD

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New Release – Mapei ‘Hey Hey’

Mapei was too soulful for music class and poured that into her debut full-length ‘Hey Hey.’ Fusing her natural flair for R&B and rapping with influences from growing up in Sweden into timeless pop hit like the debut single ‘Don’t Wait.’ Catch her live at Toronto’s Kool Haus next week opening for former roommate Lykke Li.

Mapei ‘Hey Hey’ Digital CD Vinyl
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New Release – Hurray For The Riff Raff & Benjamin Booker ‘Newport Folk Festival 7″ Vol. 1′

Newport Folk Festival and ATO Records have created a partnership to release a series of limited 7″ singles to celebrate the vast talent the labels artists have showcased at the fest. The first features two unreleased recordings: Hurray for the Riff Raff’s “Daniella” will appear on the A‐side backed with a live version of Benjamin Booker’s “Violent Shiver. MapleMusic Recordings is proud to bring the singles series to Canada.

Hurray For The Riff Raff / Benjamin Booker ‘Newport Folk Festival 7″ Vol. 1′ Vinyl

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New Release – SOJA ‘Amid The Noise And Haste’

SOJA continue a streak of albums calling for unity and change on their fifth studio record ‘Amid The Noise And Haste.’ Produced by Grammy-winning Supa Dups and featuring guest appearances from Michael Franti and Nahko on the hit single ‘I Believe,’ as well as Damian Marley, Collie Buddz, and more, this is their most focused record to date. The vinyl edition comes pressed on translucent gold discs in a double gatefold package. Listen to a sampler of ‘Amid The Noise And Haste’ here.

SOJA ‘Amid The Noise And Haste’ Digital CD Vinyl

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New Releases – Royal Wood ‘The Burning Bright’ Vinyl & Language Arts ‘Wonderkind’ Vinyl

Royal Wood released his third full length ‘The Burning Bright’ this March and it is now available pressed on vinyl! Watch him perform the album track ‘White Flag’ live for CBC. Toronto’s Kristen Cudmore made her MMR debut earlier this year with Language Arts‘ album ‘Wonderkind’ which is also available now on vinyl. Watch the music video for the record’s title track here.

Royal Wood ‘The Burning Bright’ Digital Vinyl
Language Arts ‘Wonderkind’ Digital Vinyl

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New Releases – Rodrigo y Gabriela ’9 Dead Alive’ & Old 97′s ‘Most Messed Up’

Rodrigo y Gabriela play face to face, guitar versus guitar, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention on their new album ’9 Dead Alive’. Their first record in 5 years celebrates individuals whose contributions to human rights, literature, and philosophy are still felt in the 21st century. Watch them play Somnium (inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: 1651 – 1695) and Torito (inspired by animals and nature) live at Red Rocks. Americana legends Old 97′s return with their new album ‘Most Messed Up’ featuring guest appearances from Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel. The record is a raucous 12-track meditation on 20 years in music which, through Rhett Miller’s lyrics, dives into deep wounds and emotional scars. See their Summer North American tour dates here.

Rodrigo y Gabriela ’9 Dead Alive’ Digital CD DVD Vinyl
Old 97′s ‘Most Messed Up’ Digital CD Vinyl

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New Releases – Cold War Kids ‘Robbers & Cowards’ & Mas Ysa ‘Worth EP’ Vinyl

Cold War Kids‘ much loved breakout debut album ‘Robbers & Cowards’ is being reissued on vinyl after being out of print for 5 years. The 2006 record will be pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, includes a digital download and extra artwork not included on the original pressing. Take at trip back to the late 00′s and watch the video for ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’. Brooklyn producer Mas Ysa dropped his debut ‘Worth EP’ earlier this year and it’s now available on vinyl. Watch the video for his Best New Track‘d lead single ‘Why’. Mas Ysa will return to Canada for the first time since releasing the EP in June for Toronto’s NXNE Festival.

Cold War Kids ‘Robbers & Cowards’ Vinyl 
Mas Ysa ‘Worth EP’ Vinyl Digital

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Record Store Day 2014 Releases

Record Store Day is April 19th, here’s a quick look at MMR‘s sweet vinyl exclusives! The full list of releases and a record store locator are on recordstoredaycanada.com. Come out and support your local indie store this Saturday!

Drive-By Truckers ‘Dragon Pants EP’ 10″ Vinyl
B-Sides and outtakes from their new album ‘English Oceans’
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White Denim ‘A Place To Start’ 7″ Vinyl
Never before released Jamie Lidell remix & instrumental on white vinyl
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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, 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, September 10, 2013

J. Roddy Walston & The Business return with their third studio album  ”Essential Tremors”. Produced by Grammy-winning engineer Mark Neill (The Black Keys), the 11 tracks hold fast to true rock and roll, if you don’t believe us see “Heavy Bells”. Vinyl copies of “Essential Tremors” include a bonus 7″. One of MMR’s newest signings Wildcat! Wildcat! released their 4-track self-titled EP today. Feed The Beat paired them with Passion Pit for one of the coolest shows of SXSW and made a video for it. Catch them in Toronto September 17th with MS MR at The Pheonix. Southern rock veterans Drive-By Truckers reissue of the 2000 live album “Alabama Ass Whuppin’”. Recorded in clubs throughout Georgia during the 1999 Pizza Deliverance Tour, the album is coming for the first time to vinyl on a 180 gram 2LP, as well as previously hard-to-find CD.

J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Essential Tremors”
Wildcat! Wildcat! “Wildcat! Wildat!” EP
Drive-By Truckers “Alabama Ass Whuppin’” Re-issue

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