New Releases- Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12th, 2016

Nick Carter 19 in 99 Digital Single
Frank Turner Ten For Ten CD
Maestro Fresh Wes Coach Fresh Digital Single

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Silver Snakes Saboteur CD | LP
Various Baby’s Relaxation 3CD
Sultans of String Luna CD | Digital
Sultans of String Yalla Yalla! CD | Digital
Sultans of String MOVE CD | Digital
Sultans of String Symphony! CD | Digital
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Lady Low And They Say Romance Is Dead Digital

Peaches Releases Cinematic, Ritualistic Video For “Free Drink Ticket”

February 11th, 2016

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“Boys Wanna Be Her” Is The Theme for New TBS late night show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Watch “Free Drink Ticket” via DAZED; “The Realest Break Up Song Out There”

RUB video on top 20 list for Prism Prize

Peaches’ new video for “Free Drink Ticket” explores the darker side of her 2015 LP ‘Rub.’ The video was choreographed by and features Ryan Heffington, who choreographed Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” as well as recent videos for Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine. Sara Sachs, who is the brain behind the state of the art fashion house Moonspoon Saloon, makes her directorial debut. She also designed all of the videos costumes. DAZED calls the video a “Gothic silent film-style piece of art” and says it “gives us a piece of Peaches we’ve never seen before.” Peaches is creating a music video for each of the 11 songs from ‘Rub’; this is the sixth video for the album. The video for RUB has been voted into the top 20 for the Prism Prize.

Peaches says of the song and video: “‘Free Drink Ticket’ is the darkest and most poetic song I have ever written. For the video, it was important to demonstrate that if you hold onto the bitterness that you feel from a monster who has hurt you, then you will become the monster that you are trying to shed. Sara Sachs and I drew from dramatic images from Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Le Testament d’Orphée.” 


Kevin Hearn Begins Tour Dates With Ron Sexsmith

February 8th, 2016

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This month Kevin Hearn will be hitting the road with Ron Sexsmith in support of his album, Days In Frames (Roaring Girl Records/Fontana North). Kevin will join Ron for six dates, with stops in Moncton, Saint John, Halifax, Woodstock, Waterloo and St. Catharines. He’ll also spend two nights headlining at Toronto’s Burdock on February 19th and 20th. Further details can be found below.

No stranger to touring with Ron, Kevin has shared the stage with him in the past. “Ron’s a good friend of mine and his audiences are wonderful to play for , because they are appreciative of a good song. It has been a pleasure opening his shows so far, and also joining him  onstage to collaborate a little bit.” Kevin will be joined onstage by Hugh Marsh on violin, and Don Kerr on drums. He’ll spend his time travelling by van, seeing the country, and listening to Bob Dylan’s theme time radio hour on CD.


iLLvibe’s New Album Firebreather Out Today

February 5th, 2016





With his unique voice and a style all his own, Toronto based Hip Hop Artist iLLvibe, drops his new album, Firebreather, TODAY via Heavy Aux Records/Fontana North. The album features 12 new tracks including certified ear-worms like The Life featuring D.O. of the group Art Of Fresh and The Move featuring award winning producer 2Rude & vocalist Kaleb Simmonds. Firebreather is available now at:

The album was written and recorded in the summer of 2015 in iLLvibe’s home studio and many of the features are artists that iLLvibe toured with during that time. Quake Matthews and D.O. were both playing shows in Europe with iLLy just previous to the production of the album.


New Releases- Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5th, 2016

iLLvibe Firebreather CD | Digital
Raised On The Sunset Strip DVD | Blu-Ray Disc
The James Hunter Six Hold On! CD | LP

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The Wainwright Sisters Songs In The Dark LP
Shout! Factory Presents: Take Me To The River DVD | Blu-Ray Disc
Lafawndah Tan EP LP
Jeb Loy Nichols Long Time Traveller 2CD | LP
The Jarvis Street Revue Singles (And More) LP
Ike & Tina Turner Special Edition 3CD
Rayland Baxter Soho EP Digital
Moka Only Brutal Digital 
White Denim Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah) Digital Single
Jim Bryson Ontario Digital Single 
Greyson Chance Hit & Run Digital Single

MapleCore Artists Score 11 Nominations For The 2016 JUNO Awards

February 2nd, 2016

MapleCore (consisting of MapleMusic Recordings / Pheromone Recordings / Open Road Recordings / Fontana North) applauds all of its artists nominated for the 2016 Juno Awards, the Canadian music industry’s preeminent honours. The nominations were announced this morning in Toronto for the ceremony taking place April 3 at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. Dean Brody was also announced as a performer for the broadcast show, alongside The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams and Shawn Mendes.

Here is the full list of MapleCore nominees:


Alex Cuba – Healer (Caracol*Fontana North)
World Music Album of the Year (Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts)

Dru – Déjà Vu (Effortless*Fontana North)
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

 David Gogo – Vicksburg Call (Cordova Bay*Fontana)
Blues Album of the Year
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Shawn Everett “Don’t Wanna Fight”, “Gimme All Your Love” 
SOUND & COLOR – Alabama Shakes (MapleMusic/ATO*Fontana North)
Recording Engineer of the Year (Sponsored by Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology [OIART])

 The Wainwright Sisters - Songs In The Dark (MapleMusic*Fontana North)
Traditional Roots Album of the Year


Mo Kenney – In My Dreams (Pheromone*Fontana North)
Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Patrick Lehman – Butchy’s Son (September Soul*Pheromone)
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
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Joel Plaskett – The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (Pheromone*Fontana North)
Adult Alternative Album of the Year
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Dean Brody (Open Road*Universal)
JUNO Fan Choice Award (Presented byTD)
Dean Brody – Gypsy Road (Open Road*Universal) Country Album of the Year
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High Valley – County Line (Open Road*Universal)
Country Album of the Year
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Bibio Announces New Album, A Mineral Love, Out April 1st On Warp Records & Fontana North

February 1st, 2016


Bibio will release his seventh album, A Mineral Love, on April 1st through Warp Records/Fontana North. Along with the announcement he’s sharing the album’s first official single, Feeling, with an accompanying video directed by Bibio himself. This follows the recent release of Petals, another track from A Mineral Love, which he revealed prior to the album’s announcement. Pitchfork called it “euphoric,” noting, “The song speaks to seeking personal freedom.” Stream both below along with a personal note from Bibio.

“This album celebrates the sacred and precious struggles of human insecurities through many windows of familiar musical forms. It’s also a celebration of my love of the craft of record making, drawing influences from many sources across all decades from the late sixties to the present. All these referential forms have a twist, some are more full on cocktails.


Belle Starr Announce 2016 Winter Tour

January 29th, 2016

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Belle Starr, the talented trio of Stephanie Cadman, Kendel Carson and Miranda Mulholland, are looking forward to packing up their fiddles and hitting the road this February. Their winter tour will kick off in Red Deer on February 5th and continue across the country throughout the month, including stops in Calgary, Cranbrook, Eugene, OR and Toronto. The group will be capturing their performances for a forthcoming LIVE EP and show details can be found HERE.  Pick up their debut album on iTunes now!

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri, Feb 5 - Red Deer, AB  @ Fratters Speakeasy
Sat, Feb 6 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill
Sun, Feb 7 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mercury Room
Wed, Feb 10 – Cranbrook, BC @ Stage Door

Fri, Feb 12 – Coquitlam, BC @ Evergreen Cultural Centre – Studio Theatre
Sat, Feb 13 – Auburn, WA @ Auburn Avenue Theatre
Sun, Feb 14 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
Wed, Feb 17 – Bremerton, WA @ Admiral Theatre
Sat, Feb 20 – New Martinsville, WV @ Lewis Wetzel Family Centre
Tues, Feb 23 – Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern
Wed, Feb 24 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware
Thurs, Feb 25 – Wakefield, ON @ The Black Sheep Inn
Sat, Feb 27 – Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak Performing Arts Centre
Sun, Feb 28 – Stanstead, QC @ Standstead House Concert
Sat, March 5 – Highgate, ON @ Mary Webb Centre (more…)

New Releases- Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29th, 2016

East of Avenue East of Avenue CD | Digital
The Most Serene Republic Mediac LP | Digital
Language Arts Able Island LP | Digital

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The Crookes Lucky Ones CD | LP
Various Artists Essential #1 Hits 2CD
Authority Zero The Tipping Point LP
Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew RnR CD
Armin van Buuren A State Of Trance Year Mix 2015 2CD
Alphanaut Think Too Much – Remixed Digital
Gee Wunder & Set2 Livication Digital
Various Artists URBNET: Underground Hip-Hop Volume 9 Digital
Jordan Klassen 
No Salesman Digital Single

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Announce Forthcoming Release PersonA

January 28th, 2016

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“‘Hot Coals marks a triumphant return for the band, with a tone and melody that captures everything I ever loved about the band in the first place.” – Indie Shuffle

“If [Hot Coals] is a sign of what’s to come from the Magnetic Zeros, this next chapter should make for an interesting read.” - Consequence of Sound

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the euphorically confrontational 10-piece band that has made a permanent impression on the music scene, is back with their highly anticipated fourth album, PersonA, out April 15, 2016 (Community Music/Fontana North). This past November, the band quietly shared the song Hot Coals and found themselves, once more, on the receiving end of critical acclaim.