New Releases : December 2, 2016

December 2nd, 2016

Goldroom Lying To You (Remixes) iTunes | Spotify
Zack Lopez Life On The Run iTunes | Spotify
The Velveteins Don’t Yah Feel Better? iTunes | Spotify

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Jane’s Party San Francisco (Single Edit) iTunes | Spotify
Grapell Some Places – Blue Hawaii Chop-n-Screw iTunes | Spotify
Frank Turner Campfire Punkrock 10″ | iTunes | Spotify
G-Mo Skee My Filthy Spirit Bomb CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Atlas Road Crew Halfway To Hopkins LP | iTunes | Spotify
Various Artists Great Rock & Roll Bop Songs CD
Beans On Toast A Spanner In The Works CD | iTunes | Spotify
Elaquent Worst Case Scenario iTunes | Spotify


BILL AND JOEL PLASKETT ANNOUNCE SOLIDARITY

December 1st, 2016

FATHER AND SON COLLABORATE FOR NEW ALBUM, SOLIDARITY, OUT FEBRUARY 17 VIA PHEROMONE RECORDINGS

LISTEN TO AND SHARE THE TITLE TRACK HERE

THE SOLIDARITY TOUR BEGINS MARCH 15 WITH SPECIAL GUEST MAYHEMINGWAYS

When Bill Plaskett and his son Joel Plaskett get together to write songs the result, as Bill describes it, is “a touch of the traditional mixed in with the new, and a lot of the unexpected, arrived at through experimentation.” The result is Solidarity, an album that welds Bill’s traditional folk leanings with Joel’s long and acclaimed history in the Canadian rock landscape.

While Joel is a nationally adored, JUNO Award winning songwriter, the foundations of his talent began at home with his father Bill, who is an accomplished musician himself and co-founder of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. “My father has certainly been one of my biggest musical influences,” says Joel. “I grew up around him playing guitars and his love of folk music, particularly music from the British Isles and Ireland is something I’ve inherited from him – artists like Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, and Paul Brady. Conversely, I have introduced him to some of my favourite records by artists like Those Bastard Souls, Led Zeppelin, and Gillian Welch.”

Bill and Joel’s converging approaches to songwriting left lots of room for both to help shape each other’s songs. Bill says the pair spent a lot of time “figuring out what to play, and what not to play, listening critically to each other, and talking about the results. And then figuring out themes, motifs, and connections.” The result of which is “a complementary but different melodic sense that creates a guitar weave that is unique to us,” says Joel. “Between the 6 string, tenor and tiple guitars, the bouzoukis and mandolas, there are a lot of ringing strings on this album. Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Set for release on February 17 via Pheromone Recordings, the title track, “Solidarity” is a great summation of their collaboration, both lyrically and sonically. “I wanted a song Dad and I could sing together that connected our individual journeys and our personal politics,” says Joel. “The word ‘solidarity’ came to mind and didn’t leave.”

LISTEN TO AND SHARE “SOLIDARITY” HERE

Both Bill and Joel’s tracks on Solidarity arrived here from many different eras, sources, and stages of life. Bill wrote “No Sight Compares” in the early 1970s about a troubled relationship and signs from nature that everything would work out fine, while Joel’s “The New California” was written this past summer at a hotel in Yellowknife where “the Alpine trees and perpetual sunlight on the Great Slave Lake made me think of some magical part of California I dreamt up,” claims Joel.

While “We Have Fed You All For A Thousand Years,” “Jim Jones,” and “On Down the River” are older songs, each heard many times on the Plaskett family tape player and now revisited by father and son together, other tracks on Solidarity pay homage in a less direct manner. Both “Dragonfly” and “Up In The Air” give a nod to some of Bill’s guitar heroes, Bert Jansch and Richard Thompson, and one of Joel’s favourite songwriters, Al Tuck.

Not all the cuts on Solidarity required as much forethought though. “Help Me Somebody Depression Blues” was recorded spur of the moment with Bill on acoustic guitar in one of the studios and Joel on drums in the other. Divided by a window but connected through headphones, the two hammered out the track, VU meters in the red throughout “in one take, or was it two?” wonders Bill.

Beginning March 15, Bill and Joel will embark on the Solidarity Tour across Canada, performing their collaborations and other songs from Joel’s vast catalog. Peterborough fuzz-folk duo Mayhemingways is also along for the ride as opening support and performing with Bill and Joel. Full tour dates can be found below, with more tour dates to be announced shortly. Tickets are on sale December 2.

SOLIDARITY TRACK LIST
01 Dragonfly
02 The Next Blue Sky
03 We Have Fed You All For 1000 Years
04 Blank Cheque
05 Help Me Somebody Depression Blues
06 Up In The Air
07 Jim Jones
08 The New California
09 No Sight Compares
10 Solidarity
11 On Down The River

THE SOLIDARITY TOUR
Mar 15 – Truro, NS – Marigold Cultural Centre
Mar 17 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
Mar 18 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
Mar 22 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Mar 23 – Regina, SK – WA WA Shire Centre
Mar 24 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
Mar 29 – Kelowna, BC – Mary Irwin Theatre
Mar 30 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
Mar 31- Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Apr 1 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Apr 5 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight
Apr 6 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight
Apr 7- Hamilton, ON – The Studio at Hamilton Place
Apr 12 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
Apr 13 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
Apr 14 – Stratford, ON – Avondale United Church
Apr 20 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Apr 22 – Port Hawkesbury, NS – Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
May 4 – Paris, ON – Dominion Telegraph
May 5 – Bayfield, ON – Old Town Hall

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New Releases : November 25, 2016

November 25th, 2016


Chet Baker Love For Sale: Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club LP | iTunes
James Newton Howard Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Music From The Motion Picture 2CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Bobby Love Make Cents iTunes | Spotify

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Martha Wainwright Goodnight City CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Various Artists Doux Moments Pour Philou CD | iTunes | Spotify
Lee “Scratch” Perry The Upsetter Meets Jahtari In The Secret Laboratory 7″
Sam Weber Valentina Nevada LP | iTunes | Spotify
African Head Charge Return Of The Crocodile LP | iTunes | Spotify
African Head Charge Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks 1981 -1986 5CD
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates Remain Calm CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Nightmares on Wax Ground Floor LP | iTunes | Spotify
Various Artists Trance 100 – Best of 2016 4CD | iTunes | Spotify


ANDREA RAMOLO ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM NUDA OUT JANUARY 27, 2017

November 24th, 2016

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A NEW COLLECTION OF SONGS INCLUDING FIRST SINGLE 

YOU’RE EVERYWHERE

COMPANION ALBUM DA SOLA
TO BE RELEASED FEATURING STRIPPED DOWN
VERSIONS OF THE SONGS

SNEAK PEEK HEY HEY HEY FEATURING
SKYDIGGERS’ FRONTMAN ANDY MAIZE

CANADIAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN JANUARY 2017

TORONTO, ON – November 23, 2016 Andrea Ramolo, one half of acclaimed Canadian folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane, is thrilled to announce her new solo record, NUDA. Drawing stories from her travels, loves, and losses, the collection of 10 songs ooze with “naked” vulnerability. Andrea’s third solo offering truly represents her evolution as a writer and musician and will be complimented with a bonus album, Da Sola, raw and pared down renditions of the 10 songs. The new record, slated for a January 27th release via Fontana North, features the first single You’re Everywhere. Pre-order the album now via her PledgeMusic campaign and receive the first 5 songs of Da Sola instantly. Andrea will kick off her 2017 tour January 19th, including a CD Release show in Toronto on February 1st at Lula Lounge with guest Matt Epp (also featured on the album). Full dates and info can be found below and at www.andrearamolo.com.

Produced by Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), NUDA brings about rich tones, ambient colours, raw narratives, depth and soul. Andrea brought together a who’s who of the industry into The Hangar studio including Josh Finlayson (bass), Ray Farrugia (drums), Jason Sniderman (keys), Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel), Faye Blais (vocals), along with Andy Maize and Matt Epp, who are each featured on duets. The companion version of the same songs, entitled Da Sola (meaning

Produced by Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), NUDA brings about rich tones, ambient colours, raw narratives, depth and soul. Andrea brought together a who’s who of the industry into The Hangar studio including Josh Finlayson (bass), Ray Farrugia (drums), Jason Sniderman (keys), Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel), Faye Blais (vocals), along with Andy Maize and Matt Epp, who are each featured on duets. The companion version of the same songs, entitled Da Sola (meaning by myself), was produced by her pal, Faye Blais.

“It was written during an exceptionally dark time where I was painfully shedding pieces of who I thought I was – as an artist, as a lover, as a woman,” says Andrea. “I wanted the project to unabashedly expose that process; that battle with ego and identification in an attempt to just be, to reveal all my cuts and bruises in this process of becoming.”

The lead track and first single, You’re Everywhere, is the epitome of NUDA. Written around her kitchen table by lamplight, the song is her attempt at moving past the agony of a lover left behind; moving past her own expectations.

“The song is about that state of soul possession that happens when you want to purge
yourself of the past – the sex, the joy, the broken promises and empty dreams – but it has a hold on you and the only way out is to face your demons and let them destroy you over and over again until one day, out of the ashes, you’re reborn, only different,” she says.

Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants – hence the cover of the Italian love song Caruso on NUDA – Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment “to heal myself and do something productive.” The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, Thank You For The Ride. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced The Shadows and the Cracks, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012′s Stranger and 2015′s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations. She has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith, Adam Cohen, along with Lee Harvey Osmond and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings.

 

NUDA Tracklisting:

1.  You’re Everywhere RamoloNuda
2. Lonely
3. Edge Of Love
4. Hey Hey Hey (feat. Andy Maize)
5. Hold Me
6. Coming Out
7. Wild Town
8. Caruso
9. Chameleon
10. Fill The Spaces (feat. Matt Epp)

Upcoming Tour Dates

Thurs, Jan 19 – Halifax, NS – In The Dead of Winter Festival
Friday, Jan 20 – PEI – The Dunk in honor of Hal Mills
Sat, Jan 21 – Halifax, NS – In The Dead of Winter Festival
Wed, Feb 1 – Toronto, ON – Lula Lounge Toronto Album Release*
Fri, Feb 3 – Swift Current, SK – House Show
Sat, Feb 4 – Medicine Hat, AB – Ye Olde Jar Bar*
Sun, Feb 5 – Canmore, AB – Culinary Funk Event*
Mon, Feb 6 – Calgary, AB – The Ironwood Stage
Tues, Feb 7 & Wed, Feb 8 – Prince George, BC – Cold Snap Music Festival
* w/ Matt Epp

More Canadian Dates to Be Announced Soon

Album Cover Art: DOWNLOAD | Promo Photo: DOWNLOAD

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ALEJANDRA RIBERA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, THIS ISLAND

November 24th, 2016

ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER REVEALS SOPHOMORE ALBUM, DUE OUT JANUARY 27 VIA PHEROMONE RECORDINGS

LISTEN TO AND SHARE THE SONG “HIGHER” HERE

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 23

PHOTO CREDIT : BRUNO RIZZATO

Alejandra Ribera has been writing about the unexpected places we find light since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album La boca. In her sophomore release This Island, the award-winning songwriter continues her exploration of luminescence – this time leaving the depths of mythological waters and delving firmly into the experience of the human heart. She cites some unlikely influences as inspiring her approach to this recording – a speech by actress Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel, a documentary about performance artist Marina Abramović and studying movement in Paris with one of Pina Bausch’s earliest devotees.

“There is this infinite potential that lies in that moment between suspension and release,” says Ribera. “I wanted to put a sonic microscope on that moment and invite the listener into that intimate space normally reserved for those who create the music.”

“Higher” continues the themes of intimate and infinite. The song “was based on a very funny story that Billy Connolly once told about his theory on God, the nucleus, and the solar system. He says we’re looking at the whole thing through the wrong end of the telescope. In the end he finds out one of the women he’s been talking to is a nun. It’s sort of a joyful, light-hearted song about faith.”

LISTEN TO AND SHARE “HIGHER” HERE

Due out on January 27 via Pheromone Recordings, This Island was recorded at a studio in rural Ontario where she and the band lived and recorded in the depths of winter. “Thirty-five centimetres of snow fell on our first night. I’d often be singing facing the lake which was completely frozen over through the window.” That vast Canadian landscape is audible from the opening track and woven throughout much of the album. Reminiscent of early Damien Rice in its delicate and spacious arrangements we also hear the influence of contemporaries like Rufus Wainwright and Fiona Apple in This Island’s sophisticated melodies.

Ribera’s reputation for raw and emotive vocals has brought repeated comparisons to Tom Waits from the critics over the years. In “Blood Moon Rising” she harnesses that palpable intensity right to the hem with an almost athletic ability that leaves hairs standing on end.

This Island also brings us Ribera’s most accessible and up-tempo songwriting to date, perhaps the feature that most distinguishes it from her previous work. “After my first year of living in France I found myself writing little hymns of gratitude and hearing anthem-like choruses in my head. I think it was a subconscious way of lifting my own spirits when I was feeling homesick. When it came time to record those songs I wanted to have as much fun as possible. Exploit the joy! That’s why I asked Bryden Baird (Feist) to write the horn arrangements – he has this magic touch, it makes you grin.”

“Carry Me,” “Will Not Drown,” and “Led Me To You” (which runs seven verses deep and reads rather like a Leonard Cohen poem set to a bluegrass jam) are probably the best examples of this new-found unabashed levity. And then there are her trademark heart-breaking lyrics that cut to the quick with love songs like “The Undertow” and “Undeclared War” – ‘The words you left metastasized, I cannot breath my hands are tied…’ swelling and subsiding in lush waves of strings, acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies.

There’s a timeless approach to the production which Ribera entrusted mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow) and engineer L. Stu Young (Prince) to help her achieve. “I wanted to make a record that sounded classic, simple and unencumbered by the production trends of the day. I knew it would take courage to strip everything down and so I needed a very particular team that would push me every step of the way.” Equal parts subtle and nourishing, all these elements were carefully crafted with her long time collaborators and Montreal-based band Jean-Sebastien Williams and Cédric Dind-Lavoie. With their talent in tow Ribera has created This Island, a place she invites us to visit, to dream and to celebrate that light that she is seeking wherever she goes.

WATCH THIS ISLAND EPK HERE

THIS ISLAND TRACKLIST
01 Russian Plates On Michigan Avenue
02 The Undertow
03 Carry Me
04 Higher
05 Led Me To You
06 Will Not Drown
07 Blood Moon Rising
08 Undeclared War
09 Soft Place To Land
10 I Am Orlando

ALEJANDRA RIBERA TOUR DATES
Nov 25th – Berre, France – Forum Culturel
Nov 29th – London, UK – The Bedford
Dec 12th – New York, USA – Rockwood Music Hall
Feb 23rd – Quebec City, QC – Théâtre Petit-Champlain
Feb 24th – Jonquières, QC – Côté Cour
Feb 28th – Montreal, QC – Club Soda (MTL en Lumiere)
Mar 4th – Sutton, QC – Salle Alec & Gérald Pelletier
Mar 9th – Sorel-Tracey, QC – Marine Cabaret
Mar 15th – Toronto, ON – Trinity St. Paul’s
Mar 16th – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
Mar 17th – Ottawa, ON – NAC Studio
Mar 21st – Berlin, Germany – Grüner Salon
Mar 24th – Wawern, Germany – Synagoge
Mar 25th – Freiberg, Germany – Jazzhaus
Mar 26th – Landsberg, Germany – Stadttheater
Mar 28th – Vienna, Austria – Sargfabrik

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MONA PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “IN THE MIDDLE” VIA VEVO TODAY!

November 22nd, 2016

 DATES WITH JULY TALK KICKS OFF TOMORROW!

NEW EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED IN THE MIDDLE EP OUT NOW!

“Indie rockers MONA find a sweet spot ‘In The Middle’.. a rush of pure adrenaline and anthemic drive.” Consequence of Sound

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Toronto, ON – November 22, 2016 - MONA (Nick Brown, Zach Lindsey, Alex Lindsey, Jordan Young & Justin Wilson) are excited to release the official video for “In The Middle,” the catchy lead single from their latest EP of the same name. CLICK HERE to watch via Vevo. Clash also has a first look, in conjunction with the announcement of new European dates! See full tour routing below.

MONA’s latest EP, In The Middle, is out now! It serves as the band’s first set of music in 2 years, and they’ve seen a lot in just a couple of years. The guys have emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and a fresh and vibrant set of newly penned songs that may well be the best of their career. With a new label – Bright Antenna Records – a new team and an extraordinary new batch of songs, frontman Nick Brown says he’s more proud than ever of the band and the work they are doing. “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 Brown. “Very few things matter in this world, and we think music is one of them.” The collection is available via iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

MONA is also excited to be appearing as special guests on July Talk’s North American Tour. The series of dates kicks off TOMORROW, November 23rd, in Vancouver and will make its way across Canada and the US through mid-February. They’ll be making stops in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Boston and many more. Additionally, the band has announced that they will be embarking on a European headlining tour after the holidays for a handful of exclusive dates. Click here for ticket information and more details!

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks!

Newly Announced European Dates
1/14/17 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
1/15/17 – Manchester, UK – Night &
Day 1/17/17 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Upstairs @ Paradiso
1/19/17 – London, UK – The Lexington
1/20/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique/Witloof Bar
1/21/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow Club Night

North American Tour Dates
11/23/2016 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/25/2016 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/26/2016 – Victoria, BC – Sugar
11/29/2016 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
12/2/2016 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
12/3/2016 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/6/2016 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
12/7/2016 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Theatre
12/12/2016 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
12/13/2016 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
12/14/2016 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
12/15/2016 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
12/16/2016 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
12/17/2016 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
1/23/2017 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
1/24/2017 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
1/26/2017 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
1/27/2017 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
1/28/2017 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
1/31/2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater
2/1/2017 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
2/13/2017 – Washington, DC – DC9
2/15/2017 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
2/16/2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
2/17/2017 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
2/18/2017 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop

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New Releases : November 18, 2016

November 18th, 2016

DIANA Familiar Touch CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Tommy Hawkins Amy iTunes | Spotify
Charlie Winston Under Cover iTunes | Spotify

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Sammy Hagar When The Party Started CD | iTunes | Spotify
Minipops Kids Minipop 14 Kids 2CD | iTunes
Madison Violet Sleigh Bells In The Snow iTunes | Spotify
James Newton Howard Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Music From The Motion Picture 2CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Nina Diaz The Beat Is Dead LP | iTunes | Spotify
Harvey Mandel Snake Pit CD | LP iTunesSpotify
Ween GodWeenSatan: Live 2CD | 2LP | iTunes | Spotify
Dan Misha Goldman Sleepwalker iTunes | Spotify
Electric Guest Dear To Me iTunes | Spotify


ELECTRIC GUEST SHARE LONG-AWAITED NEW MUSIC – “DEAR TO ME”

November 18th, 2016

 STREAMING NOW VIA FADER:

http://www.thefader.com/2016/11/17/electric-guest-dear-to-me-haim 

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TORONTO, ON – November 18, 2016 - Electric Guest have shared the first song from their long-awaited new album, due in early 2017. The track “Dear To Me” – self-produced and recorded in LA – layers up earworms galore, vintage 70′s and 80′s synthesizers, and backing vocals by the Haim sisters, resulting in what the Fader calls “a good wintertime jam, with lots of cooing and dreamy synths”. Listen here and feel free to post:

http://www.thefader.com/2016/11/17/electric-guest-dear-to-me-haim

Electric Guest frontman Asa Taccone says of the track:

This is possibly my favorite song from our new album. It came from the heart. Matthew (my bandmate) had a job at this studio in LA that had all of these old synthesizers from the 70s and 80s lying around. I came in one afternoon for just a few hours and we played around with as many of the instruments as we could, then recorded most of the rest of the song in my bedroom. One of the Haim girls lives down the street from me, so one day all three sisters came over with some other friends of mine and after hanging out for a few hours we went into my little studio and recorded the chorus vocals. I recorded them on one mic. It’s easy with them because they’re been singing together for years so they blend super well.

Electric Guest’s 2012 debut ‘Mondo’ – produced by Danger Mouse – was praised by Rolling Stone as a “a Beck-ian journey full of hooky neon jams,” and landed them performances on Conan, Letterman and Fallon, and songs featured on ‘Girls’, ‘Suits’, ‘Teen Wolf’ + more. More info on the new record coming shortly.

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Felix Cartal Releases Drifting Away Ft. Ofelia K

November 15th, 2016

FELIX CARTAL DROPS BRAND NEW TRACK DRIFTING AWAY
WITH PHYSICAL PRESENTS

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“INTO THE UNKNOWN” TOUR INCLUDES STOPS IN NYC AND LONDON

NEW SONG FEATURES OFELIA K

“All I want is for my music to help people get through difficult things they may be feeling.” – Felix Cartal

Felix Cartal releases emotional new dance track, Drifting Away, featuring Ofelia K on Physical Presents. This isn’t the first time the Canadian electronic music producer and DJ has worked with Ofelia K; she is also featured on his collab with Kaskade for the track Fakin’ It. The song garnered a #1 spot on Hype Machine and currently is at 6M+ streams. His recent single, Keep Up ft. Steph Jones, is sitting pretty at 2M streams and was featured on Your EDM and Billboard. Cartal is busy on the road with his “Into The Unknown” tour including upcoming dates in NYC & San Francisco, along with a stop in London at Ministry of Sound with Benny Benassi (full dates below).

Drifting Away is available now at: https://felix-cartal.lnk.to/driftingawayPR.

“I think a big part of music for me, is referencing youth and nostalgia, and Drifting Away sort of plays on that idea of getting lost in your own world and doing your own thing. The mindset when we’re young is that we take chances all the time, and as we get older sometimes this idea fades. I hate that feeling, but i think we’re all guilty of it. After doing something for awhile, sometimes we need to stop for a moment and think about why we started doing it in the first place. This song is a bit about wanting to get back to that mindset, to push outside your comfort zone, surrender yourself to the unknown. Embrace what makes you original and challenge yourself, it’s the only way to get better. Drift into your own world and own it.

For the production, I really wanted to try a chord progression that was untraditional in dance music. I think that’s what’s interesting to me right now, putting forward these ideas of different contexts and feelings that maybe aren’t common in the dance world. I love melancholic sounds and almost all of my favourite songs are sad songs. They just feel more powerful. I want my songs to have that feeling, but on listening to it on repeat, I want there to be a realization that they are hopeful songs, that they are empowering. All I want is for my music to help people get through difficult things they may be feeling.”- Felix

 Upcoming “Into The Unknown” tour dates:

11/17 – Washington, DC – Flash
11/18 – Brooklyn, NYC – Knitting Factory
11/19 – Miami, FL – Bardot
12/02 London, UK – Ministry of Sound (w/ Benny Benassi)
12/15 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
12/16 – San Francisco, CA – Love + Propaganda
12/30 – Dallas, TX – Lights All Night Festival w/ Deadmau5, Above & Beyond, ZEDD
12/31 – El Paso, TX – Lights All Night Festival w/ Deadmau5

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 Photo Credit: Stephanie Vu

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New Releases : November 11, 2016

November 11th, 2016

Martha Wainwright Goodnight City CD | iTunes | Spotify
Felix Cartal Drifting Away (ft. Ofelia K) iTunes | Spotify
Dizzy Gillespie & Friends Concert of The Century – A Charlie Parker Tribute
CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

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Edwin Huizinga & William Coulter Fire & Grace CD | Spotify
Lorenzo Senni Persona LP | iTunes | Spotify
Cotton Mather Kontiki LP
Autechre Incunabula (Reissue) LP | iTunes | Spotify
Autechre Amber (Reissue) LP | iTunes | Spotify
Autechre Tri Repetae (Reissue) LP | iTunes | Spotify
Stop Light Observations Toogoodoo LP | iTunes | Spotify
Lex The Hex Master Contact CDiTunes | Spotify
Rhonda Vincent All The Rage – Volume One CD | iTunes
PremRock & Fresh Kils Leave In Tact iTunes | Spotify
Mezziah Ain’t Worried ft. Mac Million iTunes | Spotify