Record Store Day 2014 Releases

April 15th, 2014

Ahead of Record Store Day this Saturday April 19th, have a look at the releases from Fontana North and be well prepared for the madness.

Drive-By Truckers ‘Dragon Pants EP’ 10″
B-Sides and outtakes from their new album ‘English Oceans’

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Oneohtrix Point Never ‘Commissions’ 12″
Commissioned pieces for artworks, performance and film packaged in a black foil print jacket with die cut view of inner sleeve.

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Oasis ‘Supersonic’ 12″
Reissue of the original 12″ with remastered audio, on heavyweight vinyl.
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New Releases – Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

April 15th, 2014

Chet Faker‘s highly anticipated debut LP ‘Built On Glass’ delivers as the follow up to his acclaimed 2012 EP ‘Thinking In Textures’. Chet first teased the release with the stop motion video for lead single ‘Talk Is Cheap’ on Noisey along with his upcoming North American dates. See the full dates including Toronto’s The Hoxton on May 19th here. D.C. outfit Deleted Scenes scramble notions of genre on their third album ‘Lithium Burn’. Last October the band dropped the first sample ‘Stutter’ which Pitchfork called “a neuron scrambler, a full-body freakout, four solid minutes of ‘What the hell WAS that?’” Catch the band on tour now including dates in Toronto (May 16) and Montreal (May 17). Grammy nominated electronic producer Andy Moor returns with the third volume in his ‘Breaking The Silence’ series. The compilation features remixes of the most impressive tunes and the much anticipated original mix of his track ‘Fade Into Light’. Grab the cinematic 2CD below.

Chet Faker ‘Built On Glass’ Digital CD Vinyl
Deleted Scenes ‘Lithium Burn’ Digital CD Vinyl
Andy Moor ‘Breaking The Silence Vol. 3′ Digital 2CD

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Thought Beneath Film ‘Cartographers’ Digital CD
Jessica Lea Mayfield ‘Make My Head Sing’ Digital CD Vinyl
Pharoahe Monch ‘P.T.S.D. – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ Digital CD
Ryley Walker ‘All Kinds Of You’ Digital CD Vinyl
Battle Lines ‘Colonies’ Digital CD Vinyl 7″
Tuomas Holopainen ‘The Life and Times of Scrooge’ Digital CD
City Walls ‘Engines’ Digital CD
Jim Byrnes ‘St. Louis Times’ Digital CD Vinyl

Zerbin Announce Spring Tour Dates and Release New Video for ‘Lift’ Single

April 9th, 2014

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Victoria, BC indie-rockers Zerbin are set to head east this spring on a tour in support of their latest single, ‘Lift,’ and in anticipation of their sophomore record slated to drop this fall. ’Lift’ is included on the group’s current EP, ‘Touch,’ released in October 2013. To accentuate ‘Lift”s anthemic nature, Zerbin  recently filmed a video for it in the awe-inspiring B.C. wilderness.

Zerbin Tour Dates
04/11 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room^
04/12 Calgary, AB - Republik Nightclub^
04/16 Victoria, BC - Club9one9^
04/18 Potsdam, NY - Cheel Arena w/ Panic! At The Disco and Plain White T’s
04/19 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
04/23 St. Louis, MO – ShutterFest Conference 2014
05/02 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern*
05/03 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret*
05/04 Kenora, ON – Bijou Steakhouse*
05/06 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah*
05/07 London, ON – The Studio@London Concert Theatre w/ Kongos
05/08 Toronto, ON – The Opera House w/ Kongos (CMW showcase)
05/10 Guelph, ON - Van Gogh’s Ear*
05/13 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange*
05/14 Kingston, ON - The Mansion*
05/16 Lévis, QC - Cluster Bar*
05/17 Thetford Mines, QC - Sgt Pepper Club*
05/22 Lloydminster, AB - The Root Community Emporium*
05/24 Red Deer, AB – International Beer Haus & Stage*
* with Good for Grapes
^ with The Zolas


New Releases – Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

April 7th, 2014

Squarepusher x Z-Machines is an experimental project that resulted in the ‘Music For Robots’ EP. MIDI songs written by electronic producer Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) are performed and recorded in full by the robot machines in Tokyo, Japan. Watch the Z-Machines performing one of the songs here. The EP is available through FN/Warp Records on digital, translucent blue 12″ vinyl, as well as a special edition Japanese import. Motorhead‘s classic 1980 album ‘Ace Of Spades’ is finally being reissued on vinyl! The heavy metal band’s fourth album is pressed on the spades trademark black, buy it below. For The Fallen Dreams return to form with their new record ‘Heavy Hearts’ on now on FN/Rise Records! The Detroit hardcore outfit bring original frontman Chad Ruhlig back into the fold, a move fans have been dying for. The band are heading out with Motionless In White & Miss May I on tour in support of the album. Grab it on CD or Vinyl – which includes the CD – below.

Squarepusher x Z-Machines ‘Music For Robots’ Digital CD
Motörhead ‘Ace Of Spades’ Vinyl
For The Fallen Dreams ‘Heavy Hearts’ CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Delain ‘The Human Contradiction’ Digital CD Deluxe CD
Diabulus In Musica ‘Argia’ Digital CD
The Graviators ‘Motherload’ Digital CD
Trollfest ‘Kaptein Kaos’ Digital 2CD
Nostalghia ‘Chrysalis’ CD
Ryan Russell ‘Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham’ CD

ENO • HYDE Stream ‘Daddy’s Car’ – First Single From ‘Someday World’ LP Out May 6

April 7th, 2014

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Brian Eno and Karl Hyde come together with a new album, ‘Someday World,’ to be released May 6, 2014 on Warp Records/Fontana North. Now we are delighted to reveal the first single, ‘Daddy’s Car.’ This is the second song to be heard from this new collaboration and follows album opener ‘The Satellites.’

‘Someday World’ is an album born from years of experimental beginnings, and polyrhythmic musical textures re-contextualised and brought together in one month-long session in late 2013. In contrast to the midi-horns-driven krautrock of ‘The Satellites,’ ‘Daddy’s Car,’ betrays the duo’s love of Steve Reich and cyclical Afrobeat, maintaining the strong sense of melody and structure through Hyde’s lead vocal.


New Releases – Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

April 1st, 2014

Making his Fontana North debut is Kim Churchill with his 3rd record ‘Silence/Win’. After supporting Billy Bragg’s Tooth & Nail tour Kim settled for a rare moment in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island to record the album with Warne Livesey. The self-proclaimed nomad is on a full Canadian tour supporting the album now, see full dates hereKaiser Chiefs return with their fifth studio album and first since the departure of Nick Hodgson, ‘Education, Education, Education and War’. The band paired with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) who said of working on the record “They came really ready to prove something to the world, and the songs are really good. And that’s what I’m always looking at”. Watch the video for the anthemic new single ‘Coming Home’Electronic duo Thievery Corporation step away from their acclaimed sound to pay tribute to the genre that brought them together on ‘Saudade’. Built on a foundation of classic bossa nova, their 8th album borrows it’s name from the Portuguese word meaning “a longing for something or someone that is lost”. Watch the lyric video for ‘Depth of My Soul’ feat. Shana Halligan and find their upcoming tour dates here.

Kim Churchill ‘Silence/Win’ Digital CD
Kaiser Chiefs ‘Education, Education, Education and War’ Digital CD Vinyl
Thievery Corporation ‘Saudade’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Jimmy Rankin ‘Back Road Paradise’ Digital CD
Language Arts ‘Wonderkind’ Digital CD
Lost Society ‘Terror Hungry’ Digital CD
Sonata Arctica ‘Pariah’s Child’ Digital CD
The Holmes Brothers ‘Brotherhood’ Digital CD
Carnifex ‘Die Without Hope’ Vinyl
68 ‘Midnight 7″‘ Vinyl

New Releases – Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

The Belle Brigade make their MapleMusic Recordings debut with their sophomore studio album ‘Just Because’.  The album’s infectious single ‘Ashes’ dropped earlier this year whose video features the crafty sibling duo cut into stop motion.  The California band recently announced a full North American tour supporting Ray LaMontagne as both his backing band and opening act. Chicago-born rapper Grieves marks his third studio album for Rhymesayers with ‘Winter & The Wolves’. Watch him set it off in the arctic video for his single ‘Shreds’. Grieves sets out in April on a European tour followed by a North American leg in May and June, see full dates and get tickets here. ‘Unconditional’ is the fourth album from metalcore outfit Memphis May Fire on Rise Records. The Dallas band are currently closing off a North American tour before heading across to the UK and Europe in April and June. Stream the full record now on YouTube via Rise Records.

The Belle Brigade ‘Just Because’ Digital CD Vinyl
Grieves ‘Winter & The Wolves’ Digital CD Vinyl
Memphis May Fire ‘Unconditional’ Digital CD Vinyl


Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Hundredth ‘Resist’ EP Digital CD
Iron Savior ‘Rise Of The Hero’ CD Deluxe CD
DevilDriver ‘Winter Kills’ Vinyl Digital
Bibio ‘The Green EP’ 12″ Vinyl Digital
Cashmere Cat ‘Wedding Bells’ 12″ Vinyl Digital
Born Ruffians ‘Birthmarks’ Deluxe Edition CD
Various Artist ‘Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One’ Digital CD Vinyl

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Set For More Canadian Dates in June

March 24th, 2014

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 “The feast of soul classics is more like giving the people what they need.” 4.5/5 — Montreal Gazette

“The album lives up to the title on the cover, backstory or no backstory.” 8/10 — Exclaim!

“The singer’s star quality is the most powerful element. Her raw, raspy voice suggests a life tough-lived and Jones’s appeal is her no-nonsense realness.” 3/4 — NOW Magazine

 With their latest album, ‘Give The People What They Want,’ still earning rave reviews around the globe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are extending their current tour throughout the summer. After a three-week jaunt to Europe in May, the masters of contemporary R&B return to North America, stopping in Ottawa on June 3, Montreal on June 4, London on June 5, and Toronto on June 6.

These dates will come on the heels of the group’s sold-out shows in Victoria on April 4, Vancouver on April 5, and Winnipeg on April 8.


Plaid Announce New Album ‘Reachy Prints’ Out May 20th

March 19th, 2014


Warp Records/Fontana North are pleased to announce the release of Plaid‘s tenth album, ‘Reachy Prints.’ The work confirms their position at the vanguard of underground electronic music production, while retaining their emotive and playful signature style present throughout their career.

After 25 years together as Plaid, Andy Turner and Ed Handley are still true innovators within their field. ‘Reachy Prints’ continues the evolution of Plaid’s long nurtured sound and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains.


New Releases – Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

March 18th, 2014

Royal Wood returns with his fifth studio album ‘The Burning Bright’ which CBC Music has called ”Wood’s strongest & most powerful work yet.” Fans got their first taste of his new record when ‘Forever and Ever’ dropped in September, stream the beautiful Christopher Mills-directed video premiered by MUCHWatch Royal chat with Andreanne Sasseville about writing the album while living in Ireland for SiriusXM & Cineplex’s Backstage Pass series. Boston natives Transit release their 4th studio album and second on Rise Records ‘Young New England’. Watch pop punk five-piece performing ‘So Long, So Long’ and ‘Over Your Head’ on Audiotree’s Live series. Catch them performing those and more when they come through your town on tour with with Mayday Parade in April-May or with Man Overboard in May-June! Swedish symphonic death metal band Therion reissue their 1996 calssic ‘Theli’. The deluxe edition CD contains 3 tracks previously only available on the Japanese edition: “In Remembrance”, “Black Fairy” and Scorpions cover “Fly to the Rainbow”. The DVD set “Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond” is also available, featuring footage from live sets in Atlanta in 2011 and in Budapest 2007 with additional bonus material.

Royal Wood ‘The Burning Bright’ Digital CD Vinyl
Transit ‘Young New England’ Digital CD Vinyl
Therion ‘Theli’ Digital Deluxe CD

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Shonlock ’A Night To Remember’ Digital CD
Carcass ‘Surgical Steel’ Picture Disc
The Exploited ‘Beat The Bastards’ Digital CD Reissue
The Exploited ‘The Massacre’ Digital CD Reissue
The Exploited ‘Fuck The System’ Digital CD Reissue