New Releases – Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

April 21st, 2015

Alabama Shakes Sound & Color CD Vinyl Deluxe Vinyl Digital
Squarepusher Damogen Furies CD Vinyl Digital
San Fermin Jackrabbit CD Vinyl Digital


The Showers The Showers CD
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers Loved Wild Lost CD Vinyl
George Thorogood & The Destroyers Live in ’99 CD
Rocky Votolato Hospital Handshakes CD Vinyl
The Beautiful Ones Jaded Love Vinyl
Skinny Lister Down on Deptford Broadway CD Vinyl
Andrew Johnston Stand By You Digital
80 Empire Let’s Do It Again Digital
Inlet Sound July / Storm Chaser Digital
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll 33 1/3 Anniversary Edition CD Vinyl

Gay Nineties Announce Canadian Tour & Premiere New Video

April 17th, 2015


Watch The New Video For ‘Hold Your Fire’ Premiering Via NOISEY HERE

Starting on May 7,  Gay Nineties, will be kicking off their cross-Canada tour in support of  their recent release ‘Liberal Guilt‘ which hit the shelves via Love Letter Recordings and Fontana North on February 3rd.

Their tour brings them to Toronto for a CMW  stop where they’ll be celebrating their newfangled accolades.  They’ve  been nominated for a  SiriusXM Indie Award for Emerging Artist of the Year and have also garnered a  nomination for a Canadian Radio Music Award  for Best New Group or Solo Artist: Rock.


Nneka Announces A North American Summer Tour

April 16th, 2015


Download The Single ‘My Love, My Love’ HERE 

Watch A Performance Of ‘My Love, My Love’ Via The BBC HERE

Nneka, the German Nigerian soul singer/songwriter and actress, confirms summer tour dates in support of her forthcoming studio album ‘My Fairy Tales,’ out May 26 via Kartel Creative and Fontana North.

‘My Fairy Tales’ was recorded and produced in France, Denmark and Nigeria while Nneka was living in Paris. It was produced by Mounir Maarouf, the Danish Silver Bullit Team and The Slag. With this album, Nneka sought to tackle subjects related to the politics of her birthplace and her own personal voyage of discovery. “My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” she says. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.”

Nneka Tour Dates  *Canadian dates are in bold
June 2 – Seattle, WA - Nectar
June 4 – Oakland, CA -  The New Parish
June 5 – Oakland, CA  - The New Parish
June 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
June 10 - Denver, CO – Lost Lake
June 13 - St. Louis, MO – Duck Room
June 14 – Chicago, IL –  Lincoln Hall
June 16 - Toronto, ON – Tattoo Rock Parlour
June 19 - Boston, MA - TT The Bear’s
June 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
June 21 – Washington, DC - Jammin Java
June 23 -New York, NY-  TBD


New Releases – Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

April 14th, 2015

Zerbin Darling CD Vinyl Digital
Dance Gavin Dance
Instant Gratification CD Vinyl Digital
Mike Edel
India, Seattle CD Digital


Bop English Constant Bop Vinyl Digital
DRU Déjà Vu Digital
Andrew Johnston Night Owl Digital
Like Moths To Flames The Dream Is Dead Digital
Paul Oakenfold 25 Years Of Perfecto CD
Spirit Family Reunion Hands Together CD Vinyl
Avid Dancer 1st Bath CD Vinyl
UnWed Raise The Kids CD Vinyl
Teenage Bottlerocket Tales From Wyoming CD Vinyl

MapleCore Artists Rack Up 9 Nominations For The 2015 Sirius XM Indie Awards

April 9th, 2015

MapleCore (consisting of MapleMusic Recordings / Pheromone Recordings / Open Road Recordings / Fontana North) congratulates all of its artists nominated for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies – 15th Annual Independent Music Awards. The nominations were announced today and the awards will be given out on May 9th, in Toronto’s Grand Ballroom in the Sheraton Centre.

Here is the full list of MapleCore nominees:

The Bros. Landreth
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Comeback Kid
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Close Talker
SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year (English) close talker photo

Gay Nineties
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Aphex Twin
International Artist of the Yearaphex twin photo

Flying Lotus
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Steph Cameron
Female Artist of the Yearsteph cameron photo

The Road Hammers
Country Artist or Group of the Yearroad hammers photo

Tim Hicks
Country Artist or Group of the Yeartim hicks photo 

Zerbin Premieres New Track ‘Ibiza / Burdens’ And Announces New Tour Dates

April 7th, 2015

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 Listen To New Track ‘Ibiza / Burdens’ Via SPIN HERE 

Pre-order ‘Darling’ Via iTunes HERE

Debuting on SPIN, ZERBIN released their newest track ‘Ibiza / Burdens‘ off of their anticipated LP ’Darling‘ (set for release April 14, 2015).  SPIN calls the tune “a showcase of bouncy melodies, spirited orchestral flourishes, and smooth vocal styling…making for an exciting four minutes of unpredictable sonic embroidery.


New Releases – Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

April 7th, 2015

Heidevolk Velua CD
Aphex Twin MARCHROMT30a Edit 2B 96 Vinyl
Various Artists CARGAA 1 Vinyl

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Mammoth Mammoth Volume IV – Hammered Again CD
Alex G RULES CD Vinyl
Alex G TRICK CD Vinyl
Seasons Change Please Don’t Leave CD Vinyl
SECRETS Renditions Digital
Auxx Harmonics Contrast Digital

Nozinja Set To Release Debut Album ‘Nonzinja Lodge’ On June 1, 2015

April 1st, 2015


Listen To Nozinja Via Spotify HERE

Shangaan electro innovator Nozinja presents his debut album ‘Nozinja Lodge‘ out on June 1, via Warp Records and Fontana North – it’s an invigorating blast of future-facing dance music from Limpopo, South Africa.

‘Nozinja Lodge’ sees the producer test the frantic upper limits of Shangaan Electro on white-knuckle, rave-channelling cuts like ‘Baby Do You Feel Me‘ and ‘Vatswelani,’ while enjoying the freedom to take his foot off the gas and bring a deeper, lilting touch to his trademark sound on ‘Vomaseve Hina‘ and closing track ‘Jaha‘. Featuring a community of Shangaan vocalists alongside Nozinja, the songs take in themes of love, faith and tribal customs – while endlessly chasing the visceral thrill of the dance.


New Releases – Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

March 31st, 2015

Alex Cuba Healer Digital CD Vinyl
Kitty, Daisy, and Lewis The Third Digital CD Vinyl Deluxe Vinyl
Peter Katz We Are The Reckoning Digital CD Vinyl

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Frank Turner The Third Three Years Digital CD
Taylor Knox Lines Digital CD Vinyl
Belle Haven Everything Ablaze Digital
Beans on Toast The Grand Scheme of Things Digital CD
Various Artists Stellar Awards 30th Anniversary CD
Dead Sara Pleasure To Meet You Digital CD Vinyl
King Curtis Soul Twist: The Best of the Early Sixties CD
Various Artists Loose The Funk: Rarities From The Jewel/Paula Vault CD
13th Floor Elevators Kingdom of Heaven CD
Various Artists The Fire/Fury Records Doo Wop Story CD
DJ Yoda DJ Yoda Presents Breakfast Of Champions Digital Vinyl
Various Artists Trance 100 – 2015 CD
Cosmic Gate Wake Your Mind Sessions 001 CD
Tritional Tritonia – Chapter 002 CD
Penguin Prison Never Gets Old Remix Digital
The Art Of Amputation Scary Noises Digital
Teenage Bottlerocket Tales From Wyoming Digital
Luke Nicholson Sadie Digital Single
Michelle Wright Laugh A Little (Radio Mix) Digital Single
SC Mira Do Me Digital Single

Hudson Mohawke Shares First Music From ‘Lantern’ – ‘Very First Breath’

March 24th, 2015

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Hudson Mohawke has shared the blockbuster first music from his upcoming solo release ‘Lantern‘ today on BBC Radio 1; the new track ‘Very First Breath‘ was named Hottest Record In The World on Annie Mac’s show. This epic pop jewel features French vocalist and old friend of Hudson’s, Irfane.

Lantern‘ is Hud Mo’s sophomore solo LP, having spent the past 6 years since his debut record releasing hit singles and EPs; partnering with fellow producer Lunice for the their breakout project TNGHT; and producing acclaimed songs for Drake, Kanye West, John Legend, Young Thug, Pusha-T and Antony Hegarty to name a few.