New Releases – Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

January 27th, 2015

PeripheryJuggernaut: AlphaDigital CD
PeripheryJuggernaut: OmegaDigital CD+DVD
Samantha Savage SmithFine LinesDigital CD Vinyl
The Bros. LandrethLet It Lie (Deluxe)Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
TwiztidThe DarknessDigital CD Vinyl
DoomtreeAll HandsDigital CD Vinyl
Johnny WinterGangster of Love: The Early YearsCD
Jose FelicianoHits & FavoritesCD
The KinksKinksVinyl
The KinksKinda KinksVinyl
The KinksThe Kink KontreversyVinyl
The KinksFace To FaceVinyl
Armin van BuurenA State Of Trance 2004-201320xCD
Armin van BuurenA State Of Trance Year Mix 2014CD

Joel Plaskett Announces The Release Of ‘Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test’

January 20th, 2015

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The Park Avenue Sobriety Test :  Is it the name of a band?  A metaphor?  A Dartmouth rite of passage?  An acronym?  It’s a bit of all those, and a bit of a mystery too.  It’s also the name of Joel Plaskett’s new album, another brilliant collection of songs that features both the classic Plaskett sound and a story thread.

“The album is about a 39-year old wrestling with his place on earth and society, navigating it.  It sounds banal, and it kind of is, but it’s important to me.  And maybe if you’re at the same point in your life that I am, it will make sense. As you get more experiences as an adult, you start notching up the lost friends, and the missed opportunities, and the way things could or couldn’t have gone.  You can choose to crumble or retreat, temporarily or permanently.  Or you power through it and look for the joy. I think I try to strike the balance of the two perspectives here, I really can feel both of those at certain times, and even the same time.”


New Releases – Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

January 20th, 2015

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CAIRO ‘A History of Reasons’ Digital CD Vinyl
Red Garland Trio ‘Swingin’ On The Korner: Live at Keystone Korner’ Digital CD Vinyl
Culture Abuse ‘The Day Dreams of Nothing’ Vinyl
Cheerleader ‘Sunshine Of Our Youth’ Digital
Two Gallants ‘Incidental’ Digital
San Fermin ‘Jackrabbit’ Digital

New Releases – Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

January 13th, 2015

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Street Pharmacy ‘Pharmanomics’ Digital CD
DMX ‘Redemption of The Beast’ Digital CD+DVD
Palisades ‘Mind Games’ Digital
Tyler Carter ‘Leave Your Love’ Digital

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis To Release ‘The Third’ March 31

January 12th, 2015

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return with their new album ‘The Third‘  which will be released on March 31st 2015 via Fontana North and Kartel Music Group.

Described as “a gift to those of us who still believe in magic” (The Observer), they have used the three years since the release of their highly acclaimed ‘Smoking In Heaven‘ wisely, building a new 16 track analogue studio in a derelict Indian restaurant in Camden Town, resulting in an album and a sound all of their own making.  With new space and equipment, the band knew they could take their third album to another level.

An early fan, Mick Jones of The Clash, was keen to get involved as producer. He spent four months rehearsing in their home  and utilizing many forgotten recording techniques.  ”This magical, heart-warming record really does produce a feeling of wonder” says Jones.
“With Mick on board, it was the first time we have worked with a producer,” says Lewis, “Just having someone else in the room meant we could start bouncing ideas off other people and that was great.”  ”Our song writing has definitely changed over the three years,” adds sister Kitty, “Through life experience and expanding our musical influences, we have now incorporated more of our musical loves into our music.   ”And we had more gear to play with,” says Daisy, “16 tracks, rather than 8, gave us the chance to use different production techniques and expand on our ideas in the studio”. (more…)

Ron Hawkins Releasing ‘Garden Songs’ February 3

January 12th, 2015

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Ten-track collection captured live off the floor at Toronto’s Revolution Recording

With a catalogue built upon razor-sharp lyricism, and unforgettable melodies, Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters.

His latest solo release, Garden Songs, out Feb.3 2015 on Pheromone Recordings, is partially the result of a self-imposed challenge to record and mix a full album of his more contemplative repertoire all in one hot week of activity.

Hawkins approached Pheromone’s Kim Cooke with the idea, and the wheels were quickly set in motion to lay down Garden Songs’ collection of ballads live off the floor at Toronto’s Revolution Recordings with producer/engineer Joe Dunphy.


Christina Martin To Release ‘It’ll Be Alright’ Feb. 24

January 12th, 2015

Fifth album by the Halifax-based singer/songwriter marks a major artistic breakthrough

“Martin mixes her intense and intimate character writing with her toughest and strongest music to date.  Always handy with pop melodies and arrangements, now she has more edge, and lots of blistering guitar moments to go with it.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums

Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus, and suddenly they have opened a door to a limitless creative future.

Christina Martin has reached that point on her fifth album, ‘It’ll Be Alright,’ released Feb. 24 on her own Come Undone Records, in partnership with Fontana North. The 10-song collection finds the Halifax-based singer-songwriter attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock’s modern architects. (more…)

New Releases – Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

January 6th, 2015

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Brokedown in Bakersfield ‘Live!’ Digital Vinyl
Infected Mushroom ‘Friends On Mushrooms (Deluxe Edition)’ Digital CD
LAYNE ‘Warrior’ Digital
tetema ‘Geocidal’ Digital Vinyl

New Releases – Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

December 16th, 2014

The Kinks ‘The Anthology 1964 – 1971 (5CD Box Set)’ CD
The Melvins ‘Hold It In’ Vinyl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Your Funeral…My Trial LP’ Vinyl


Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Neil Hamburger ‘Great Phone Calls’ Vinyl
Necro ‘Sadist Hitz’ Digital CD
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘From Her To Eternity LP’ Vinyl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘The Firstborn Is Dead LP’ Vinyl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Kicking Against The Pricks LP’ Vinyl
SomeKindaWonderful ‘Reverse Remix EP (Spotify Exclusive)’ Digital
Penguin Prison ‘Calling Out Remix EP’ Digital

New Releases – Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

December 9th, 2014

PRhyme – the collaborative duo of celebrated producer DJ Premier and standout emcee Royce Da 5’9” – have released their first official full-length album. The self-titled record features verses from Common, Killer MikeScHoolboy QMac Miller and more who spit with two of Hip‐Hop’s most respected artists. Watch the video for the title track premiered via Complex Mag. The infamous ‘Spunk’ bootleg from legendary UK punk outfit Sex Pistols has now been reissued. Taken from the original bootleg the releases feature 12 tracks pressed to white vinyl and 15 on CD copies including the 1976 Denmark Street Demos of “Anarchy In The UK” and “Pretty Vacant.” On their sophomore effort ‘Daggers’ Ex Cops bring the hook-heavy blast of ‘90s alt-rock into a new era. The duo of Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding paired themselves with producers Billy Corgan and Justin Raisen in addition to co-writing with Ariel Pink to return guitar-pop to the grand stage that it deserves. Watch the official video for the first single ‘Black Soap’ or listen to the Ariel Pink-featuring ‘Tragically Alright.’

PRhyme ‘PRhyme’ Digital CD Vinyl
Sex Pistols ‘Spunk’ CD Vinyl
Ex Cops ‘Daggers’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
tetema ‘Geocidal’ Digital CD
Spiritualized ‘Songs In A&E’ White Vinyl
Spiritualized ‘Amazing Grace’ Vinyl
Elmore James ‘The Final Sessions’ CD
Various Artists ‘The Women Of Blues’ CD
Various Artists ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly & Raw Black Gospel, 1926-1936′ 3CD Vinyl
Dream Ritual ‘Dream Ritual’ Digital Vinyl
Sleaford Mods ‘Chubbed Up’ Vinyl
Dragonland ‘Battle Of The Ivory Plains (Deluxe Edition)’ Digital CD
Dragonland ‘Holy War (Deluxe Edition)’ CD
Mors Principium Est ‘Dawn Of The 5th Era’ Digital CD