New Releases : October 21, 2016

October 21st, 2016

Harrow Fair Call To Arms CD | iTunes | Spotify
The Dean Ween Group The Deaner Album CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Crystal Shawanda Fish Out Of Water CD | iTunes | Spotify

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Indicator Indicator Edie\Abel CD | iTunes | Spotify
Foghat Under The Influence LP
Church Tongue Heart Failure CD
Andrew Conroy 1AM in Montreal iTunes | Spotify
Krief Tout Est Perdu iTunes | Spotify
Reuben Hollebon On & On (Ben Hillier Mix) iTunes | Spotify
Rykka Runnin’ Away Spotify

New Releases: October 14, 2016

October 14th, 2016

Jonny Fritz Sweet Creep CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Joey Landreth Still Feel Gone iTunes | Spotify
Rainer + Grimm Do It Right: The Remixes iTunes | Spotify

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Royal Tusk Soon iTunes | Spotify
Swet Shop Boys Cashmere CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Cavern Of Anti-Matter I’m The Unknown LP | iTunes | Spotify
Tritonal Painting With Dreams CD | iTunes | Spotify
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Live at The New Penelope Café LP | iTunes | Spotify 
Walker Lukens Never Understood CD | iTunes | Spotify
Saint Leonard’s Horses Good Luck Everybody iTunesSpotify
Anomie Belle Lovers iTunes Spotify
Friday Ricky Dred SHIFT (Produced by Big Tweeze) iTunesSpotify
Gee Wunder Future Beats Vol. 1 iTunes Spotify
Recreations Beaches Ain’t Shit Spotify 

New Releases: October 7, 2016

October 7th, 2016

Paper Lions Full Colour LP | iTunes | Spotify
Oasis Be Here Now CD | 4LP-3CD | 2LP | 3CD | iTunes | Spotify
Phish Big Boat CD | 2LP | iTunes | Spotify

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The Lion & The Wolf The Cardiac Hotel CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Zachary Lucky Everywhere A Man Can Be iTunes | Spotify
Seasick Steve Keepin’ The Horse Between Me And The Groun 2CD | 2LP | iTunes | Spotify
Tesla Mechanical Resonance Live! CDiTunes | Spotify
Bronze Radio Return Light Me Up CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Golden Suits Kubla Khan LP | iTunes | Spotify
Shonen Knife – 712 LP iTunes Spotify
Burning Farm LP iTunes
Pretty Little Baka Guy LP iTunes
Yama-no Attchan LP iTunes  
Suburban Living Almost Paradise CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Various Artists Blues To Boogie By CD
Sibling Sibling iTunes | Spotify
Chris de Burgh A Better World iTunes | Spotify
The Dig Simple Love iTunes | Spotify

The Dig Share New Single “Simple Love” with SPIN Magazine

October 6th, 2016

Fall Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Chicago

Label Debut Album Out On Roll Call February 2017


photo credit: Sean Macneil

“Excellently composed pop that manages to cross genres while simultaneously sounding fresh.” – SPIN

“The Dig sound like a darker cousin to Vampire Weekend and The Antlers.” – Consequence Of Sound

Stream: “Simple Love” at SPIN or Soundcloud

TORONTO, ON – October 6, 2016 – The Dig will release their Roll Call Records debut album Bloodshot Tokyo in February 2017. The album is the follow up to 2013′s acclaimed Midnight Flowers. Today SPIN premiered “Simple Love,” the first single from the forthcoming release. SPIN says, “‘Simple Love’ leads with a jovial organ hook that’s punctuated with twinkling synths and upbeat drums. Singers Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin still coo as wistfully as they did before, but their voices take on a more whimsical, perky tone. It’s excellently composed pop that manages to cross genres while simultaneously sounding fresh.”

About the song the band says, “With ‘Simple Love,’ we wanted to write an earnest love song about devotion and infatuation that we could picture Nat King Cole or Frank Sinatra singing. The song started as a synth and drum machine jam inspired from listening to Bach inventions, but it’s really a classic Dig collaboration with everyone contributing to expand on the initial idea. The song is a story of two people who are intimate after not really knowing each other for very long, but feeling a deep connection. It’s about overcoming that initial insecurity and reassuring one another.”

The Dig’s fall tour kicks off tonight in Chicago at Beat Kitchen. The tour will make stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and more. Select dates are with She Wants Revenge. All upcoming shows are listed below.

From the beginning, The Dig have been a classic band’s band, and a true collaboration: three longtime friends, three songwriters, two singers in a true dual frontman setup, all individuals but all woven more and more tightly together as they have evolved. In a world that rewards drama, reckless moves and often-overwrought narrative twists, The Dig have bucked that trend by focusing on, well, the work: writing song after song to cast off more than they keep, and keep only the best. The Dig do a lot, and they do it the right way – building brick by brick, writing constantly, touring steadily, and most crucially, pushing themselves creatively to make better and better records. Which brings us, of course, to Bloodshot Tokyo, a record rich with ambition and a bright, irresistible ease.

“In the past I think we’ve tried to create a mindset of writing ‘for The Dig’”, says guitarist/keyboard playing Erick Eiser, “so as to create something cohesive. This time I think we really freed ourselves from that, and just wrote.” They made the most of their interconnectedness as a way to push themselves forward, writing what singer and bassist Emile Mosseri describes as “elaborate demos” for most of the songs. Arrangements were fully worked out, ideas were explored and re-explored before they sat down to record. Emile continues, “It’s not hard to write songs separately, but there’s a thing that happens where I’ll sometimes have the other guys in my head, even when I’m writing by myself. So in a way, we’re kind of always writing together even when we’re writing alone. We all grew up playing in different bands together since we were little kids, and have toured with and were inspired by all kinds of different bands for years. We did all this together, and I feel like writing this record was the sum of all those years. It’s the most wide spanning stylistically and colorful of our records, and also sounds the most like us.”

As a band, The Dig made a choice to turn somewhat from the more ambient sounds of their earlier songs, using those tones as texture to drive songs with other foundations, rather than making it the focal point. Drummer Mark Demiglio, The Dig’s relative newcomer, brings a modern pop counterweight to The Dig’s moodier side. No band escapes talking about its influences, but its particularly telling that The Dig’s members often come back to The Kinks, Harry Nilsson, Betty Harris, Parliament, even Bach – artists who worked in the canon of their eras’ pop music, but always with an eye toward upending pop’s expectations, fraying the edges, getting weird. Baroque structures and subtle nods pop up throughout, in the keyboard swirl of “Simple Love”, and they permeate the art surrounding this new collection, as well.

The Dig Tour Dates:

10.06 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10.07 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10.08 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
10.10 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
10.12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *
10.13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Mezzanine
10.14 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz *
10.15 – Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
10.16 – Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
10.17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
10.20 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub *
10.21 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
10.22 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s *
10.25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *
10.26 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room *
10.27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock *
10.28 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire *
10.29 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater *
10.30 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
10.31- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *

* with She Wants Revenge

Beware Of Darkness Share Explosive New “Muthafucka” Video

October 4th, 2016

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“Muthafucka I’m baaack” growls Beware of Darkness‘ frontman Kyle Nicolades in the band’s explosive new video for “Muthafucka“, the second single of the band’s latest LP Are You Real? out now Bright Antenna Records.

Delivering a blistering roundhouse of brazen guitar riffs, bouncing bass, and earthquaking drums, the “Muthafucka” video captures the group’s cocksure and eruptive live performance with visual effects as colorful and complex as Nicolades’ lyrics.

Director Ryan Scott Warren (Imagination Factory, Los Angeles) created the otherworldly visual environment on display in this video through the use of anamorphic lenses, ambient liquid atmosphere, lighting, and denotative bursts of pigment & concrete. As the track gains momentum, each power chord, each drum kick, each riff and bass bounce sends shockwaves through the atmosphere until Beware of Darkness are literally blowing the building apart with their music.


Lowlands To Release Erie on October 28th

October 3rd, 2016


On October 28th, Guelph Ontario’s, Lowlands will offer the second contribution to their 5-part Great Lakes album series with the release of, Erie (via Chelsea Records). The 10-track album eloquently investigates the dynamics of human relationship; connecting the quest for answers in our day-to-day with the intrigue and vastness of natural phenomenon. The album floats with a weary grace, finding peace in the unknown. Check out the lead single, ‘Runhere. Catch them on tour this fall! (dates listed below)

Erie features production by The Wooden Sky lead-vocalist, Gavin Gardiner. At the helm, Gardiner offers a wide palette of sonic colouring, deepening each song’s exploration. While limiting overdubs and encouraging a live off-off-the-floor recording process, the album shines through the maturity and subtlety of the band’s performance; lending a confident but delicate foundation for the croons, yelps and pensive cries of singer Gordon Auld’s poetic vocals. As Gardiner notes on first finding intrigue in the project, “I was drawn in by the power and timelessness of Gord’s voice, both as a singer and songwriter”.

The admiration was contagious. Gardiner’s fellow Wooden Sky members warmly embraced the record, and with enthusiasm, The Wooden Sky will be releasing Erie on their newly formed record label, Chelsea Records. Founded as an avenue to release the Wooden Sky’s 2014 LP, Let’s Be Ready, Chelsea Records aims to become a platform for other artists and songwriters and couldn’t be more excited to forge that path with the release of, Erie.

Erie begins with a distant banjo and a wistful croon, providing a timeless setting for the story to unfold. As the record carries through its 10 tracks, the listener floats through hints of blues, folk, bluegrass and rock; featuring affecting acoustic guitars supported by Neil Young Zuma era inspired electrics, drumming akin to the measured steadiness of fellow Canadians, Great Lake Swimmers, dreamy slide guitar drifting beautifully throughout, personifying the picturesque, and all with the sonic richness likened to Beck’s masterful, Sea Changes.

With a loyal following in the forest city of Guelph, ON and it’s surrounding southwest, and success at festivals such as Hillside, Elora Riverfest and Calgary Folk Fest, the group is excited to continue their growth across Canada, bringing the songs and sound of the Great Lakes from coast to coast.


Based in Guelph, Ontario Lowlands’ draw inspiration from dreamscapes, folklore and the stark, harshness of the Canadian landscape. The Instrumentation of the group is perfectly supported by the co-songwriting of Gordon Auld and Abe Del Bel Belluz. With the support of local musicians and songwriters Matt Monoogian and Joseph Gallo Jr., the band brings their dark and unique blend of country, delta blues and bluegrass into venues across Canada, singing songs with a raw, disarming vulnerability. With their first full-length release of “Huron” the group plan to release a record dedicated to each great lake and are following through with the much anticipated release of “Erie” on October 28, 2016.

1.    Wind Blows Backerie-cover
2.    Run
3.    Waiting All Night
4.    High Mountain
5.    Broken Man
6.    Fool
7.    Three Pistols
8.    In The Cold
9.    Honest Mistake
10.  Wild Woods
11.   Fun Blood


10 /22 – Wakefield, QC @ The Black Sheep*
10/27 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah*
10/29 – Oshawa, ON @ Moustache Club*
11/4 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge*
11/5 – Peterborough, ON @ Gordon Best*
11/11 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB*
11/12 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club*
11/24 – Toronto, ON @ The Gladstone
11/25 – Guelph, ON @ The Ebar
11/26 – Elora, ON @ Elora Brewing Co.
* The Wooden Sky

New Releases: September 30, 2016

September 30th, 2016

Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition CD | iTunes | Spotify
Drive-By Truckers American Band CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify 
Krief automanic CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

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Skinny Lister The Devil, The Heart And The Fight CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Barbra Lica I’m Still Learning CD | iTunes | Spotify
Suicidal Tendencies World Gone Mad CD | 2LP | iTunes | Spotify
Ramin Djawadi Game Of Thrones (Music from the HBO® Series) Season 6
| iTunes | Spotify
Chrom Peak And Decay CD | 2CD | iTunes | Spotify
Alex & Sierra As Seen On TV CD | iTunes | Spotify
Reuben Hollebon On & On (Ben Hillier Mix) iTunes | Spotify
Grapell Love Chamber iTunes | Spotify
SOJA SOJA: Live In Virginia iTunes | Spotify
Ken Yates Huntsville iTunes | Spotify
Sumo Cyco Anti-Anthem  iTunesSpotify
Cryfemal D6s6nti6rro CD
Various Artists The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2 2LP | iTunes | Spotify

MONA Announce ‘In The Middle’ EP Coming October 28

September 27th, 2016


MONA (Nick Brown, Zach Lindsay, Alex Lindsay, Jordan Young & Justin Wilson) are excited to release the title track from their highly anticipated upcoming EP exclusively via Consequence Of Sound. Click here to listen to “In The Middle” NOW. The guys have also announced that the EP of the same name will be released on October 28th via Bright Antenna Records. The five piece has seen a lot in the few years since their last release and have emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and a fresh and vibrant set of newly penned songs that may very well be the best of their career. MONA recently gave fans a sneak peak of what they’ve been working on. Check out the video for “Judas” via Billboard, and please find the full track listing below!

“We have always been a tight knit group, but the vibe is the best it’s been and we are looking forward to bringing these songs to the public,” says front man Nick Brown.

The band is currently preparing to join fellow label mates – The Wombats – as special guests on the second leg of their North American Tour for a handful of exclusive shows that will run until the first week of October. Tickets are available HERE. The first show kicks off on Tuesday, September 27th in Denver. In addition to the series of dates with The Wombats, it was recently announced that Mona will be opening for July Talk on their North American Tour later this fall. The tour will run thru mid-December. Ticket information can be found here. Routing for both tours below!

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks …

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In The Middle Track Listing
1. Don’t Shave My Coin
2. In The Middle
3. Ain’t It Sick
4. Bones
5. Us & Them
6. Judas


On Tour w/ The Wombats
9/27/2016 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
9/29/2016 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
9/30/2016 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/1/2016 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/4/2016 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
10/5/2016 – Dallas, TX – Trees
10/8/2016 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
On Tour w/ July Talk
11/3/2016 – Washington, DC – DC9
11/4/2016 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
11/5/2016 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
11/6/2016 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
11/9/2016 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11/11/2016 – TBA
11/12/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/14/2016 – TBA
11/16/2016 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
11/17/2016 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
11/18/2016 – TBA
11/19/2016 -San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
11/21/2016 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
11/22/2016 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
12/12/2016 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
12/13/2016 – Burlington, VT – Showcase Lounge
12/14/2016 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
12/15/2016 – TBA
12/16/2016 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
12/17/2016 – TBA


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Jadea Kelly Set To Tour With Sweet Alibi This Fall

September 27th, 2016

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Dividing her time between Toronto, ON and Nashville, TN, Canadian Songstress Jadea Kelly is very familiar with life on the road. This fall she’ll embark on a tour with Winnipeg’s Sweet Alibi and share songs from her compelling and honest third studio record, Love & LustThe album was released to rave reviews on June 3, 2016 via her own label Darth Jadea Music (distributed by Fontana North). The new record includes the CBC Radio 2 lauded track Make It Easy and Exclaim declares it to be “Kelly’s finest work yet.” Check out the brand new LIVE video of her track Good Girl (co-written w/ Robyn Dell’Unto and Stew Crookes), captured at her sold-out Toronto show at The Drake. Tour details listed below and at:

Love & Lust features 11 beautifully crafted and thoughtfully executed songs. “Beauty” in particular is perhaps the most delicate and forgiving of songs on this album and co-written with Canadian artist Peter Katz. The song was chosen to accompany an incredible tribute video to celebrate Terry Fox, Day 11 of the Paralympics opening montage and has amassed over 383K views on Facebook. Be sure to watch it here.

Prior to the release of Love & Lust, Jadea Kelly headed into Union Sound Company to capture a collection of live performances for the new material. Released throughout the summer months – you can now check out the whole collection. Sit back and enjoy the stunning videos here:

 Jadea Kelly - raised in Whitby, ON – is known most prominently for her vocal work with JUNO Award-winning Canadian folk artist Catherine MacLellan, as well as JUNO Award-winning Canadian metal band Protest the Hero. She has toured across Canada countless times performing at a number of Canadian festivals, such as the Calgary Folk Festival, Edmonton’s Interstellar Rodeo, Riverfest with Blue Rodeo, Peterborough Folk Festival, Shelter Valley, Stuart MacLean’s Vinyl Cafe, Stewart Park Folk Festival and Wild Mountain Music Festival. She has toured throughout the United States supporting Canadian duo Whitehorse as well as across Canada with Royal Wood & Catherine MacLellan.

Be sure to catch her on the road this fall in support of Love & Lust!

Upcoming Fall Tour Dates w/ Sweet Alibi:

Wed, Oct 19 – Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best Theatre
Thurs, October 20 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
Fri, October 21 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre’s Studio
Sat, October 22 – Enterprise, ON – THe Health Hut Concert Series
Sun, October 23 – Montreal, QC – Quai Des Brumes
Tues, October 25 – Caledon, ON – Barn Show Concert Series
Thurs, October 27 – Sudbury, ON – The Motely Kitchen
Fri, October 28 – Sioux Narrox, ON – Lakeside Music Co Present at The Vilij Well
Sat, October 29 – Kenora, ON – Lakeside Music Co Presents at The Belfry
Sun, October 30 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Thurs, November 3 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
Fri, November 4 – Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
Sat, November 5 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary
Mon, November 7 – Jasper, AB – The Whistle Stop
Tues, November 8 – Kelowna, BC – “An Evening With…” House Concert Series
Wed, November 9 – Chilliwack, BC – “An Evening With…” House Concert Series
Thurs, November 10 – Vancouver, BC – St. James Community Hall (The Rogue Folk Club)
Fri, November 11 – Duncan, BC – Providence Farm Chapel
Sat, November 12 – Victoria, BC – The Upstairs Lounge

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New Release: September 23, 2016

September 23rd, 2016

Kirty Kirty CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Donovan Woods They Are Going Away iTunes | Spotify
- Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled + They Are Going Away
 iTunes | Spotify
Goldroom West of the West CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify


DIANA Confession iTunes Spotify
Manteca The Twelfth of Never CDiTunes | Spotify
Blutengel Save Us 2CD | CD | iTunes | Spotify
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Let Me Get There 10″ LP | iTunes | Spotify
Mona In The Middle iTunes | Spotify
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials CDiTunes | Spotify