Dralms Unveils Full-Length Album Shook Releasing October 2, 2015

July 22nd, 2015

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Dralms unveils a debut full-length album, Shook, which releases globally on October 2, 2015 via Boompa Records/Fontana North (North America) and Full Time Hobby (Europe.)

Dralms is Christopher Smith’s latest project, which, over the past year, released two celebrated EPs; Crushed Pleats and Pillars & Pyre. While those exquisitely rendered and emotionally bold EP’s were perhaps gentle threats of future Dralms offerings, today’s towering first single (also titled ‘Shook’) lends more clues.

The sound of Dralms has a gravitational pull much like Vancouver, Canada, where singer Christopher Smith resides. When trying to describe musical similarities, reviewers have looked in the directions of Talk Talk, Radiohead, The Antlers, Pink Floyd and Spiritualized, but those references only hint at Dralms’ indeterminable qualities. Clash described Dralms’ music as “a contagious, thrilling fare with a unique melodic sense.

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Raghav Releases New Single ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’

July 20th, 2015

Get ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ Via iTunes HERE

Today, Raghav has released his new single ‘Until The Sun Comes Up‘, via Fontana North.  The track features Grammy Award winning rapper Nelly, and there is an exclusive bonus version that features the hip-hop stylings of Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan.

Of the track Raghav says, “I hope people will look years from now at this song being a singular moment when east and west collaborated in a way that has a true global musical impact.  And performing it with Abhishek (who is the most talented human I’ve ever met) and Nelly (who is a legend) make this song even more special to me.”  Abhishek seconds that sentiment “thank you Raghav for giving me the opportunity to work with two of my favourites.

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New Releases – Friday, July 17th, 2015

July 17th, 2015

A Sight For Sewn Eyes Self-Titled CD | Digital
Raghav Until The Sun Comes Up ft. Nelly Digital
Raghav Until The Sun Comes Up ft. Nelly and Abishek Bachchan Digital
Bassnectar Into The Sun CD

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Memphis May Fire Unconditional: Deluxe Edition CD
Powerwolf Blessed & Possessed CD | 2CD
Danay Suarez The Havana Cultura Sessions CD
Vomitface Another Bad Year CD | Vinyl
Various Artists Reggae Time CD
Vales Wilt & Rise CD
The Bird and The Bee Recreational Love CD | Vinyl
Papoose You Can’t Stop Destiny CD
Hy Brasil Drive It Like You Stole It Digital 


Battles To Release ‘La Di Da Di’ On September 18

July 15th, 2015

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 Pre-Order ‘La Di Da Di’ via iTunes HERE
Buy tickets for the October live dates HERE

On September 18, Battles will be releasing ‘La Di Da Di‘ via Warp Records and Fontana North.

Battles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the­-band­-as­-network. An island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human.

Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is – and here on their third album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. As the name might imply, ‘La Di Da Di’ is a mushrooming monolith of repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full frontal, heightened and unforgiving – the gauntlet through which melody and harmony must pass, assailed at every turn. (more…)


Chilly Gonzales Plays Surprise Role in Toronto 2015 Pan Am Opening Ceremony

July 13th, 2015

Massey Hall & Place des Arts shows Announced

Chilly Gonzales played a surprise role in Friday evening’s  Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony. The Grammy award-winning musician and composer, in his signature bathrobe and slippers, played two minutes of his own composition ‘Train of Thought‘ from his critically acclaimed album Solo Piano II while the Canadian flag was ceremoniously brought into the arena by a group of nine Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The beautifully resonant moment was witnessed by a sold out crowd of 45 000 audience members and 45 million TV viewers from around the world. Chilly Gonzales then played Canada’s national anthem on the piano accompanied by Franco-Ontarien singer Véronic Dicaire and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra led by TSO conductor Peter Oundjian.

Currently finishing up four months of sold out shows in North America and Europe in support of Chambers, his anticipated follow-up album to Solo Piano II, Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett are pleased to announce their first show at Massey Hall in Toronto on Friday, February 5, 2016 and at Salle Wilfred Pelletier at Place des Arts in Montreal on Monday, February 8, 2016. Pre-sale for Massey Hall members begins on July 14 at 10 a.m. and go on sale for the AMEX members on July 16 and to the general public  on July 17 at 10 a.m. via their website at masseyhall.com. This performance will also be filmed as part of the popular Live at Massey Hall series. Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Place des Arts tickets go on sale on July 17 at 10 a.m. via http://bit.ly/PlaceArtsGonzales.

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New Releases – Friday, July 10th, 2015

July 10th, 2015

Flagship Faded Digital
Maestro Fresh Wes Compositions Volume 1 CD | Digital
Luke Nicholson Frantic City CD

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Unleash The Archers Time Stands Still CD
Glowsun Beyond The Wall Of Time CD
Donald Vega With Respect to Monty CD
Redd Foxx Nasty – Extended Edition CD
Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf Blues Legends Back to Back V.1 CD
Run Forever Big Vacation Vinyl
Dave Gunning LIFT CD | Digital
Chaos Delivery Machine Burn Motherfucker Burn CD | Vinyl
Fatboy Slim Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 2CD | 2Vinyl
Fatboy Slim You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby CD
Sam Duckworth Amazing Grace CD
The 2 Bears Bears In Space Vinyl
Heyrocco Teenage Movie Soundtrack CD | Vinyl
Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura New Cuba Sound 2CD
Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura Havana Cultura Remixed CD
Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura The Search Continues 2CD
Xanadu All-Stars Xanadu In Africa / Night Flight From Dakar CD
Divine Brown Crazy Love Digital
Lesley Pike White Lies Digital
Gee Wunder Motivation (feat. JB) Digital
Gee Wunder Got It Like Us (feat. Set 2) Digital
Gee Wunder Hundreds, Thousands, Millions Digital


Against Me! Announce Brand New Live Album ’23 Live Sex Acts’ Out September 4

July 8th, 2015

Pre-Order ’23 Live Sex Acts’ HERE

Total TrebleINgrooves Music Group and Fontana North are proud to announce the brand new live album from celebrated rock band Against Me! titled ‘23 Live Sex Acts.’ Recorded over the band’s year-long, 2014 world tour and helmed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, Worriers), ’23 Live Sex Acts’ is an immersive collection of songs that span the band’s entire catalog and provides the most comprehensive look into the powerful Against Me! live experience. The album also marks Against Me! and Total Treble’s exciting new partnership with independent music distribution and marketing leader INgrooves. “Against Me! constantly pushes the artistic & cultural boundaries as heard in this powerful collection – they continue to redefine rock music, the true essence of punk,” said Bryan Mead SVP of INresidence Artist Services at INgrooves. “This collaboration is a real labor of love for our team.”

Against Me! Tour Dates – *Canadian Dates Are Bolded
07/03 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
07/04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
07/05 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/07 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater
07/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/11 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Theatre 
07/12 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre 
07/14 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall 
07/15 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall 
07/17 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre 
07/18 – Portland, OR – Project Pabst Festival
07/19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
09/25 - Las Vegas, NY – Life Is Beautiful Festival (more…)


The Fratellis To Release ‘Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied’ On August 21

July 2nd, 2015

The Fratellis have announced the release of their brand new album ‘Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied,’ out August 21 via Cooking Vinyl and Pheromone Recordings, which has licensed the recording.

Their new single ‘Baby Don’t You Lie To Me,’  is a foot-stomping anthem. Its fully charged nature is reminiscent of the energetic soul that paraded through their 2006 debut album smash ‘Costello Music‘. But there’s a glorious new level to it, the sound of freedom, a force that runs throughout the album. After three full-length records (two top 5′s), a Brit Award, four sold-out nights at Brixton Academy and countless sell-out shows, exuding Zen-like calm, Jon Fratelli has embraced this newly found freedom, and boy does it show. (more…)


AFX To Release ‘Orphaned DJ Selek 2006-2008′ On August 21

July 2nd, 2015

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On August 21, Richard D James will release his first AFX title since the Analord series on Rephlex (2003-2005).  Entitled ‘Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008′ it will be released via Warp Records and Fontana North.

It will be available on 12″, CD (both in die-cut and spot glossed sleeves), digital and streaming.

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New Releases – Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

June 30th, 2015

Failure The Heart Is A Monster CD | Vinyl
Man Overboard Heavy Love CD | Vinyl | Digital
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Don’t Make ‘em Like They Used To Digital

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Moby Hotel Ambient Vinyl
Stevie Stone Malta Bend CD
Albert Heath Kwanza (The First) CD
Al Cohn / Jimmy Rowles Heavy Love CD
Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron CD
Jimmy Heath Picture Of Heath CD
Sam Most From The Attic Of My Mind CD
Matt Pond PA State of Gold CD | Vinyl
Various Artists The Jewel/Paula Rock Story CD
Sims Lights Out Paris 2 Vinyl
Ghost Key The Things I Am Not CD | Vinyl
Jess Reimer The Nightjar and the Garden Vinyl
Various Artists The Magic Of The Broadway Shows Juke Box Hits CD
The Lighthouse and the Whaler In Motion Digital
LMNO & Mr. Brady 25/8 Digital
Typhoon Prosthetic Love (Piano) 7” Digital
Living Proof [Doodlebug & Abstract Artform] Living Proof Digital
Lady Low Hello Sweet Goodbye Digital