New Releases from Oct. 20th, 2017

October 20th, 2017

Oasis Dig Out Your Soul CD | 2LP
Beans On Toast Taylor Swift iTunes | Spotify
Maestro Fresh Wes Jurassic Park Spotify

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Def3 Small World CD | iTunes | Spotify
Moka Only Concert For One CD | iTunes | Spotify
Dan-e-o Dear Hip Hop – 20 Years Later CD | iTunes | Spotify
Chante Moore The Rise Of The Phoenix CD
GGOOLLDD The Way That I Feel iTunes | Spotify
Alex Price What You Do iTunes | Spotify
Night Drive Trapeze Artist Regrets iTunes | Spotify

New Releases from Oct. 13th, 2017

October 13th, 2017

The Rural Alberta Advantage The Wild CD | LP
The Barr Brothers Queens of the Breakers CD | LP | Limited Edition LP
Bat Out Of Hell Soundtrack to The Musical 2CD

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The Jerry Cans Clouds iTunes | Spotify
The Bros. Landreth Undercover Bros. iTunes | Spotify
Saukrates Mysterium iTunes | Spotify
Sultans of String Christmas Caravan CD | iTunes | Spotify
Tech N9ne Collabos Strange Reign CD | 2CD (Deluxe Edition)
Barney Bentall The Drifter & The Preacher CD
Bepee Gambetta Short Stories CD
Teletubbies Big Hugs CD


October 11th, 2017



Saskatoon ON – October 10, 2017 – Saskatoon rockers The Pistolwhips are excited to take part in Rock 102′s “Remember to Give”, a concert to benefit The Pink Wig Foundation and The Saskatoon Food Bank on November 11 at OBrians Event Centre. To commemorate Remembrance Day, they will also be donating $500 to The Royal Canadian Legion.

The Pistolwhips are proud to be the headliners of this amazing community event in support of two amazing charities! “When we first started out in Saskatoon, we always partnered with charities, and lately we’ve been feeling the need to get back to that. Our community is there for us, now we get the chance to give back, and show them that the artists in Saskatoon, and from out of town, believe in giving back whenever they can.” says lead singer Rylan Schultz.

Nominated for Planet S Band of the Year, The Pistolwhips will be joined by League of Wolves, HighKicks, Honest Hearts Collective and Anna Haverstock. Sponsored by Momentum, Molson, and Southern Comfort, this event is a chance for music fans to enjoy a full night of live music, while knowing proceeds from the show will support these great causes.  There will be more announcements about this show in the coming weeks. With the show on Remembrance Day, it is an opportunity to show our pride and support for our service men and women across the country – those wearing a poppy that evening will also get a chance at some exclusive prizing.

Tickets are on sale now at for $20.00. Non-Perishable food donations will be accepted at the door, and with each donation, names will go into a draw for thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be given out throughout the evening.

Most recently The Pistolwhips released sophomore album Voices that has made waves across the country and has seen more than 40k streams on Spotify. Listen here.



October 6th, 2017





Kelela by Daniel Sannwald

HEAR: Take Me Apart - 

TORONTO, ON – October 6, 2017 - Today, Kelela is releasing her debut album. The highly-anticipated Take Me Apart is available now via Warp Records, and is currently sitting at #1 in the iTunes Canada and US R&B/Soul Charts.

Earlier this week, Kelela was announced as the cover star of The FADER’s Paradise issue. She also debuted “Waitin” on BBC Radio 1 where the track earned ‘Hottest Record’ honors. Later she was interviewed by Ebro for his Beats 1 show where she dropped “Blue Light,” listen to the interview here.

On September 24th, Kelela performed at the iconic Hollywood Bowl alongside friends and fellow artists Solange, Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, KING, and Kelsey Lu. On October 25th she will kick off a lengthy tour, playing shows across North America through November before heading to Europe for a slew of dates that will conclude in December in Amsterdam with tickets available here. Shows in San Francisco, Oakland, Toronto, New York, Minneapolis, DC, and London have already sold out with many more on the verge of doing so.

Hear Take Me Apart in its entirety above, and see below to watch the previously released video for “LMK,” find full tour routing, and read more about Kelela.


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What the press is saying:

“Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ Is R&B That’s Intimate Inside and Out… Desire and distance, heat and cool course through…. It’s a digital phantasm, a matrix of synthetic sounds enfolding countless tracks of Kelela’s vocals. Yet for all its electronic metamorphoses, the goal it achieves is intimacy, as Kelela whispers and coos about all the shifting modalities of getting close to someone. She makes sure that virtuality leads back to physicality.” -

- NY Times

“Take Me Apart’ is a patiently constructed monument to romance and restlessness”

- The Ringer

“”LMK” with its murmuring bass tones and gurgling synth melodies, is like a scrambled text that Prince has sent us from beyond the grave. Closing track “Altadena” is probably the most purely gorgeous thing that Kelela has ever sung, like something that some faraway society might beam back to us if all it picked up on intergalactic radio waves was SWV and ’90s Michael Jackson… such a towering achievement of an album” – Stereogum

“Kelela’s debut album is technically stunning and emotionally realized. It lives in a new, outré, rhythmic pop galaxy that honors but outpaces its peers.” – Pitchfork Best New Music

“Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ Is The Definition Of A Breakthrough Album” - NYLON

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Tour Dates:

10/25 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHO
10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (SOLD OUT)
10/30 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish (SOLD OUT)
11/1 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/2 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry (SOLD OUT)
11/6 – Chicago, IL @ Promontory
11/7 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
11/9 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground (SOLD OUT)
11/10 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont
11/11 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
11/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Coda
11/16 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
11/17 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
11/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs

11/27 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
11/28 – London, UK @ Heaven (SOLD OUT)
11/29 – London, UK @ Heaven (SOLD OUT)
12/1 – Paris, France @ Gaite Lyrique
12/2 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
12/7 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain
12/9 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
12/11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
12/12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
12/13 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Tolhuistuin

1/13 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl (w/ The xx)
1/13 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage (w/ The xx)
1/13 – Sydney, AU @ The Domain (w/ The xx)

About Kelela:

With great anticipation, Kelela’s debut album emerges as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From her very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been cornerstones of Kelela’s art – even when clad in the armor of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits – and Take Me Apart sees her double down on both the emotional intensity and resonance of her message as well as the sonic seeking she is renowned for.

On 2015′s acclaimed Hallucinogen EP, Kelela swept listeners along in the rush of ecstasy and the melancholic vapor trail of a hopeful, but ultimately doomed liaison. Hallucinogen would prove to be a turning point, and The New York Times would name it’s single, “Rewind”, one of the “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going”. The EP’s oversized impact would ignite a period of kinetic worldwide live shows culminating in Kelela crisscrossing the globe on tour with The xx. In parallel with this, 2016 and early 2017 would see Kelela grace a handful of crucial records as a feature vocalist – from longtime ally Solange’s majestic A Seat At The Table, to Danny Brown’s immense Atrocity Exhibition and most recently, the star-studded Humanz from Gorillaz.

These appearances would be tantalizing signs leading the way to Take Me Apart. Amplifying the ideas explored on Hallucinogen, here Kelela treats relationships and their effects like a Matryoshka doll, unveiling layer after layer to find herself at the center. Expressing an honest vision of how we navigate dissolving ties with each other and yet remain sanguine for the next chance at love,the emotional ricochet is traced across the album’s narrative. Take Me Apart stands not only as an intensely personal chronicle, but also a defiant and turbulent statement direct from Kelela; “Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength. I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the ‘burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another.”

The process of crafting Take Me Apart embraced the approach of widely collaborative R&B, hip-hop and pop production while roaming a strange and wonderful path. Working with a cast of peers, Kelela deconstructs many results of their collaborations and builds them back up into pieces of a cohesive whole, effectively orchestrating these multitudes in aid of her singular vision. “It’s this tapestry I’ve knitted together that attracts different types of listeners and challenges them at the same time, often within the same song. That’s what I want to bring to my entire catalogue” says Kelela. Testament to this approach, the album opens with a stunning trio of high points from the low-slung mechanized swing of ‘Frontline’ to the kaleidoscopic splendor of ‘Waitin’ – by which point you’ve been pulled straight into the tale Kelela is weaving, and the warped and chaotic beauty of the title track before dropping into ‘Enough’ which sounds as if it could have been transmitted from a neon-lit jazz club in Akira’s Neo-Tokyo.

The timeless, zero-gravity ballad ‘Better’ sees Kelela at her most unadorned – baring her soul to a nameless other over subtly transforming piano and synth textures while first single ‘LMK’ is all staggering club swagger that manages to span the past 20 years of innovative R&B while still exploring another dimension of possibilities. These songs typify the melding of classic song-craft and inventive production approach at the album’s core, but it’s here where things take yet another exhilarating turn. ‘Truth or Dare’ has the brittle snap and vocal twists of a Neptunes track while ‘Blue Light’ sees Kelela weld her sweeping pleas to the warped sonic palette of Grime, pointing the way forward to a possible future of cybernetic soul.

Now we are swept into the slipstream of a pair tracks in ‘On And On’ and the otherworldly grandeur of ‘Turn To Dust’, which conjures images of the powerful and iconic diva of Besson’s The Fifth Element; and it’s a short trip to the unforgettable pneumatic gospel of album closer ‘Altadena’, a perfect uroboros link back to ‘Frontline’ to begin the saga all over again. At this point you’re left with the feeling that this trip through Take Me Apart is one you’ll be making many more times.



Take Me Apart

October 6, 2017

(Warp Records)

1. Frontline
2. Waitin
3. Take Me Apart
4. Enough
5. Jupiter
6. Better
7. LMK
8. Truth Or Dare
9. S.O.S.
10. Blue Light
11. Onanon
12. Turn To Dust
13. Bluff
14. Altadena



New Releases from Oct. 6th, 2017

October 6th, 2017

Kelela Take Me Apart CD | LP 
The White Buffalo Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
B•R•A•U•N Silent Science iTunes | Spotify

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Dan-e-o Dear Hip Hop – 20 Years Later iTunes | Spotify
Cloud Castle Lake Twins iTunes | Spotify
Object Collection It’s All True CD | LP
Billie Holiday The Best Of Billie Holiday 3CD
Prime Time Big Band Live At The Ironwood CD | iTunes| Spotify
Larry Conklin & Jochen Blum Jackdaw LP
Matt Patershuk Same As I Ever Have Been CD
Mac McAnally Southbound: The Orchestra Project CD
Various Artists Diva Jazz – Female Jazz Singers to Inspire You Spotify

New Releases from Sept. 29th, 2017

September 29th, 2017

The East Pointers What We Leave Behind CD | iTunes | Spotify
Mo Kenney The Details CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Saukrates Jays Fitted (feat. Kardinal Offishal) iTunes | Spotify

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KNIFEY beached iTunes | Spotify
Sultans of String
The Little Swallow | Al Vuelo iTunes | Spotify
Flight of Angels | Hark the Herald (feat. Chris McKhool & Rebecca Campbell) iTunes | Spotify
Cécile McLorin Salvant Dreams and Daggers CD | LP
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Stompin’ Ground CD | LP
Hype! DVD | Blu-Ray
Rittz Last Call CD | Deluxe

New Releases from Sept. 22nd, 2017

September 22nd, 2017

Ben Stevenson Cara Cara CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Bend Sinister The Other Way CD | iTunes | Spotify
Jordan Klassen Big Intruder CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

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High Tropics Better Days iTunes | Spotify
Jenny Berkel & Ryan Boldt True Love Leaves No Traces iTunes | Spotify
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Breaking My Skin iTunes | Spotify
Keep Crawling iTunes | Spotify
The Dig People Take Pictures of Each Other iTunes | Spotify
Dan-e-o Dear Hip Hop iTunes | Spotify
AlphaCub Don’t Waste My Love iTunes | Spotify
Grapell Heartbreaker iTunes | Spotify
Laraaji Bring on The Sun 2CD | LP
Wayland Rinse & Repeat CD
Walker Lukens Tell It To The Judge CD | LP
Max Gomez Me & Joe CD
Various Artists Great Uptempo Doo Wop 2CD


September 19th, 2017



TORONTO, ON – September 19, 2017 - Ahead of what would have been Leonard Cohen’s 83rd birthday on September 21st, singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel with Ryan Boldt of the Deep Dark Woods have shared their stunning cover of  ”True Love Leaves No Traces.” LISTEN HERE.

On the track and choosing to cover it, Berkel says:

“I found out about Leonard Cohen’s death during a chilly evening walk in Toronto. I was heading down Bloor Street when my phone started buzzing. While I had been thinking about this day – and wondering what it would mean to me – for several years already, I wasn’t prepared for the simultaneous sense of loss and gratitude that overcame me. I didn’t grow up listening to folk music and can still clearly remember the first time I heard a Leonard Cohen song. It was “Famous Blue Raincoat” – I had just started my first year of university and was feeling very alone. One winter evening, a new friend sent me the song. I put it on, lay down on the floor, and closed my eyes. I can still remember the feeling it gave me. Cohen’s metaphors and imagery are evocative, sharp, and so different from what I had grown up listening to. That evening was already over a decade ago; several years and many Leonard Cohen listens later, I started writing my own songs. I’ve wanted to record one of his songs for years and am so happy to release “True Love Leaves No Traces” as a duet with Ryan Boldt of the Deep Dark Woods.”

Berkel is on the road this fall as a touring member of The Wilderness of Manitoba, along with opening a handful of shows as a solo act including this Wednesday, September 20 in Toronto at The Garrison. See below for full itinerary.

Since releasing her debut album, Here on a Wire, Berkel has been intoxicating listeners with her evocative songs and voice. Berkel’s writing is at once gentle and hard-hitting. Her lush and low voice ornaments her poetry with melodies that soar high and clear before spilling back down again. Berkel’s  sophomore album, Pale Moon Kid, was recorded with gifted producer Daniel Romano and released across Canada in April 2016 (Pheromone Recordings) and across Europe in October 2016 (Popup Records). This glowing new collection reveals writing that has grown even sharper and more lyrical.


Available on streaming services September 21st

The Wilderness of Manitoba Tour Dates:

Sept 19 – St. Catharines (ON), the Warehouse

Sept 20 – Toronto (ON), the Garrison # - TICKETS
Sept 21 – Hamilton (ON), Mills Hardware
Sept 22 – Guelph (ON), University of Guelph * day show
Sept 22 – Elora (ON), Elora Brewing Company
Sept 23 – Sarnia (ON), Paddy Flaherty
Sept 27 – Saskatoon (SK), Vangelis
Sept 28 – Edmonton (AB), the Mercury Room
Sept 29 – Red Deer (AB), Bo’s Bar & Grill
Sept 30 – Calgary (AB), Night Owl #
Oct 5 – Kelowna (BC), the Habitat
Oct 7 – Chilliwack (BC), Tractorgrease
Oct 8 – Mission (BC), House Show
Oct 11 – Winnipeg (MB), Park Theatre
Oct 13 – Sault Ste Marie (ON), Loplops
Oct 20 – London (ON), London Music Hall # * duo show
Oct 21 – Harrow (ON), the Legion
Oct 26 – Oshawa (ON), Moustache Club #
Oct 27 – Kingston (ON), the Mansion
# Jenny Berkel as opening act


New Releases from Sept. 15th, 2017

September 15th, 2017

Deer Tick
Vol.1 CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Vol.2 CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Elliott Brood Ghost Gardens CD | LP



Bruce Cockburn Bone On Bone CD | LP
Sass Jordan Racine Revisited CD | LP
David Myles Real Love CD | LP | iTunes Spotify
The White Buffalo Robbery iTunes | Spotify
The Wilderness of Manitoba Across The Dark CD | iTunes | Spotify
Dan-e-o League Of Legends iTunes | Spotify
Faouzia My Heart’s Grave iTunes | Spotify
Skinny Lister Hamburg Drunk (Live at London Roundhouse) Spotify
Armin van Buuren A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 2CD
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Son Of A Lady EP
The Willows Tea For Three iTunes | Spotify
Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps Flying Carpet CD | iTunes | Spotify
Various Artists
Dinner Piano - Relaxing Piano for Your Dinner Party iTunes | Spotify

New Releases from Sept. 8th, 2017

September 8th, 2017

Lowest Of The Low Do The Right Now CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Mount Kimbie Love What Survives CD | 2LP | Deluxe Limited
B•R•A•U•N Gardens iTunes | Spotify

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Peter Katz La somme de tous nos efforts CD
David Myles Look At Me iTunes | Spotify
Alert The Medic Let Them Have Their Fun iTunes | Spotify
The Black Angels Spotify Live Spotify
Lunice CCCLX CD | LP
Carla Morrison Amor Supremo 2LP
¡MAYDAY! Search Party CD
Hocico The Spell of The Spider CD | 2CD
GGOOLLDD Excelsior Springs (Single Edit) iTunes | Spotify
Main Source Breaking Atoms – The Remaster CD | 2LP
LaBelle Univers-Île CD | LP
McKenna Mendelson Blues LP
Micah P Hinson Presents The Holy Strangers CD | 2LP
Various Artists All Star Jazz Salute to George Gershwin 3CD
Greg O’Quin & iPraize Worship Therapy CD
Sultans of String
Turkish Greensleeves (feat. Gündem Yayli Grubu) iTunes | Spotify
Jesous Ahatonhia (Huron Carol) (feat. Crystal Shawanda) iTunes | Spotify
The Christmas Song (feat. Nikki Yanofsky) iTunes | Spotify