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.

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Fontana North Welcomes Alternative Phenom K.Flay To The Family

March 24th, 2015

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The Deluxe Edition Of ‘Life As A Dog’ Out On May 4
NXNE Date Announced – June 18 At The Mod Club

So extremely excited to be working with Fontana North on the record release. CANADA LET’S GET COZY.” – K.Flay

Fontana North are thrilled to announce the signing of Bummer Picnic Records‘ artist K.Flay, a young American based alternative artist. Described by Rolling Stone as delivering “quick fire rhymes, loaded with clever wordplay about suburban discontent” her style is a well-mixed musical cocktail of almost every genre.  Her astounding debut ‘Life As A Dog‘ will be re-released as a deluxe version in Canada on May 4, 2015.

K.Flay (otherwise known as Kristine Flaherty), found her innovative sound only after climbing over more than a handful of roadblocks. She had previously released two mixtapes and three EPs, but was trapped on the roster of a major label that wouldn’t commit to an album.  So at the end of 2013, Flay unhooked herself from the label and began writing songs for what would become the most cohesive, truest representation of herself – her debut album, ‘Life As A Dog.’ The record debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, put her on the roster of the 20th Anniversary of Vans Warped Tour,  and lead to a headline run – selling out venues in SF, LA, Chicago, Boston, New York and Austin.

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New Releases – Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

March 24th, 2015

Chilly Gonzales Chambers Digital CD Vinyl Deluxe Vinyl 
We Are The City Violent Digital CD
LoneLady Hinterland Digital CD Vinyl

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Mas Ysa Look Up Digital Single
Clark Flame Rave Digital Vinyl 
Mor Dagor Reddemer CD
Rhett Miller Most In The Summertime Digital Single
Lady Low Rainy Day Digital 


Nneka’s ‘My Fairy Tales’ To Be Released May 26

March 23rd, 2015

Nneka‘s forthcoming studio album ‘My Fairy Tales‘ will be released on May 26 through Kartel Music and Fontana North.  The new LP is Nneka’s fourth full-length release following 2011′s critically acclaimed ‘Soul Is Heavy.’

‘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,” says Nneka. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.” Hailing from the Delta region of Nigeria, Nneka Lucia Egbuna moved to Germany when she was 19, where she honed her craft as a singer-songwriter. She released her first album, ‘Victim of Truth‘,in 2005. Her single ‘Heartbeat,’ from her second release ‘No Longer At Ease‘ (2008), scored a U.K. Top 20 hit on the UK sales charts in 2009.

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New Releases – Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

March 17th, 2015

Joel Plaskett The Park Avenue Sobriety Test Digital CD
Chilly Gonzales Chambers Digital CD Vinyl Deluxe Vinyl
Hawk Nelson Diamonds Digital CD

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Moonspell Extinct Digital CD CD+DVD
The Answer Raise A Little Hell Digital CD
The Wilderness Of Manitoba Between Colours Vinyl
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth Vinyl
Choir Vandals Collection CD
Culture Abuse Spray Paint The Dog Digital Vinyl
Joel Plaskett Park Avenue Extras Digital
Sarah Burton Make Your Own Bed Digital
The Bright Light Social Hour Infinite Cities (Matt Lange Remix) Digital Single
The Bright Light Social Hour Infinite Cities (Francis Prève Remix) Digital Single
Hands Like Houses I Am Digital Single
GROUNDERS Secret Friend Digital Single


MapleCore Sends A Huge Congrats To 2015 JUNO Award Winners The Bros. Landreth

March 16th, 2015

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 Get Their JUNO Award Winning Album ‘Let It Lie’ Via iTunes HERE

MapleCore (consisting of MapleMusic Recordings / Pheromone Recordings / Open Road Recordings / Fontana North) is thrilled about the 2015 JUNO win for The Bros. Landreth, who picked up the award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group at the Saturday Night Gala for their amazing record ‘Let It Lie‘ which was released through Fontana North.

MapleCore also applauds all of its artists nominated this years The Road Hammers (Country Album of the Year), Crystal Shawanda (Aboriginal Album of the Year), JRDN (R&B/Soul Recording of the Year),  Manafest (Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year), The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (Blues Album of the Year), and Skull Fist (Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year).  Congrats to the entire MapleCore family for a stellar awards season!

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Sumo Cyco Signs With TKO & Kick Off Their European Tour

March 10th, 2015

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Debut ‘Lost In Cyco City’ To Be Released In Europe On May 25 Via RSK Entertainment

Fontana North is thrilled to announce that Sumo Cyco has signed with TKO (The Kirby Organization) Booking Agency for worldwide representation.

Known for booking elite Hard Rock & Metal acts like Motorhead, Anthrax, Sevendust plus many more - Sumo Cyco has found a home that they will fit perfectly into. Andrew Goodfriend, President of TKO says ‘TKO are very excited to be working with SUMO CYCO.  They have great vision and their music is incredible for such a young band.  We are really looking forward to helping them get to the next level.”

Hailing from Toronto, Sumo Cyco blends heavy metal guitars with in-your-face blast beats, that are coupled with scorching vocals.  Since forming in 2011, the band have recorded and released nine singles digitally to date, created fabulous grindhouse-esque B-movie videos, built an impressive online presence and premiered their raucous debut ‘Lost In Cyco City.’   Fronted by Sever, the alter ego of Skye Sweetnam (the former teen-pop sensation, who signed to Capitol Records and EMI (Sony/ATV) Publishing at the age of fourteen) – Sumo Cyco has gone on to win Indie Week Canada in 2013 and were awarded ‘Best-Female Fronted’ band at the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards. They have shared stages with Finger Eleven, Hollywood Undead, Hollerado, and illScarlett, to name a few.

More About TKO
TKO is one of the music industry’s premier boutique booking agencies. Boasting a diverse roster of more than 75 artists, the agency is home to some of the biggest names and best emerging talent in music, including acts in rock, metal, and alternative.  With offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, TKO has a worldwide reputation for identifying and developing talent, working hands-on with artists, management and labels, and carving career paths that are unique to the individual.

Sumo Cyco Tour Dates:
March 13 – Toronto ON – Coalition TO
March 21 – Buffalo, NY USA – Music Is Art Festival
March 27 – London ON – Rum Runners
April 16 – Florence, Italy – Circus Club
April 17 – Milan, Italy – Legend Club
April 18 – Innsbruck, Austria – Rock Live Club
April 23 – Kosice, Slovakia – Collosseum
April 24 – Manchester, UK – Retro’ Bar
April 25 – Leicester, UK – The Shed
April 26 – London, UK – Barfly

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New Releases – Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

March 10th, 2015

Frank Turner ‘The Third Three Years’ Digital
The Bright Light Social Hour ‘Space Is Still the Place’ Digital CD Vinyl
Sun K ’Northern Lies’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Broadcast ‘Work & Non-Work’ Digital CD Vinyl
Broadcast ‘The Noise Made By People’ Digital CD Vinyl
Broadcast ‘Haha Sound’ Digital CD Vinyl
Broadcast ’Tender Buttons’ Digital CD Vinyl
Broadcast ‘Future Crayon’ Digital CD Vinyl
Broadcast ‘Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Beans on Toast ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ Digital
Monarchy ‘Abnocto’ Digital CD Vinyl
Mod Sun ‘Look Up’ Digital CD Vinyl
Diagrams ‘Chromatics’ Digital CD Vinyl
DJ Yoda ‘DJ Yoda Presents Breakfast Of Champions’ Digital CD Vinyl
Evil Invaders ‘Pulses of Pleasure’ Digital CD Vinyl
The Midnight Ghost Train ‘Cold Was The Ground’ Digital CD Vinyl
Alert The Medic ‘The Phantom Moves’ Digital CD
Philly Moves ‘Viejo Amigo’ Digital
Ultra Violent Rays ‘Vegas’ Digital Single


New Releases – Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

March 3rd, 2015

Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter Digital CD Vinyl
Gemma Hayes Bones + Longing Digital CD Vinyl
Gill Landry Gill Landry Digital CD Vinyl

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Vessels Dilate Digital CD Vinyl+CD
Nneka My Fairy Tales Digital CD
Glaciation Sur Les Falaises De Marbre Digital CD
Daisyhead The Smallest Light Digital CD Vinyl
Chicane The Sum Of It’s Parts Digital CD
Thomas D’Arcy Fooled You Twice Digital CD
To Kill A King To Kill A King Digital
Me & Mae My Heart Goes On Digital Single
Austin Belle Back Where We Belong Digital Single
Rarity Alive In Your Eyes Digital
Make Do and Mend Don’t Be Long Digital


Saun & Starr Set To Release Debut Album ‘Look Closer’ On May 19

February 27th, 2015

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Listen To Title Track “Look Closer” Via Nylon Magazine HERE

Following their 2014 breakout single ‘Hot Shot‘ (the biggest selling Daptone 45 ever) long-time Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings backing singers Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe (known as Saun & Starr) have confirmed the release of their debut full-length album ‘Look Closer’, out May 19, 2015 via Daptone Records and Fontana North.

Recorded with The Dap-Kings, the highly anticipated album was produced by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth and features ten original tracks by the duo (including the hit “Hot Shot”). The album was recorded at Daptone Records’ House of Soul studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2014.

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