New Releases: April 28th, 2017

April 28th, 2017

Adaline Nostalgia iTunes | Spotify
Violents and Monica Martin
Awake And Pretty Much Sober CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
LDM & NTRIKIT feat. D.O. Gibson & iLLvibe
Good For The Summer iTunes | Spotify

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Orion iTunes | Spotify
Kayla Howran Spare Parts CD | iTunes | Spotify
Wilsen I Go Missing In My Sleep CD | LP
Wilsen Sirens CD | LP
Madison Violet The Heat iTunes | Spotify
Bobby Love Make Cents (Cosella Remix) Beatport
DJ Format & Abdominal Still Hungry CD | LP
Daisyhead In Case You Missed It CD | LP
Thornato Rhinoceros (Poirier Remix) 7″
Aeverium Time CD | 2CD (Deluxe)
Night Laser Laserhead CD | 2CD (Deluxe)

New Releases: Record Store Day 2017!

April 22nd, 2017


Danny Brown Ain’t It Funny 10″
Hudson Mohawke DedSec – Watch Dogs 2 OST 2LP
Against Me! Stabitha Christie 7″
Old 97′s Off My Mynd EP
The Claypool Lennon Delirium Lime and Limpid Green LP
Suuns Hold/Still Remixes LP
Mike Peters Man In the Camo Jacket LP
Meredith Monk Key LP
Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead Homie Necromancy [RSD 7" Picture Disc] 7″
Bryan Lee Live at the Old Absinthe House Bar: Friday Night featuring James Cotton, Kenny Wayne Shephard and Frank Marino 2LP

New Releases: April 21st, 2017

April 21st, 2017

Headstones Devil’s On Fire iTunes | Spotify
The Black Angels Death Song CD | 2LP | iTunes | Spotify
Hidden Valley Let Go iTunes | Spotify


Benjamin Booker Right On You iTunes | Spotify
Close Talker Lens CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Fred Penner Hear The Music CD
High Tropics 15 Years iTunes | Spotify
Cath Tyldesley Rise CD
Dayme Arocena Cubafonia CD | LP
The Eisenhauers The Road We Once Know CD
Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega (Orange / Aqua Green Vinyl) 2LP
Clear EP (Silver Vinyl) LP
The Prize Fighter Inferno My Brother’s Blood Machine LP
Erdling Supernova CD | 2CD


April 20th, 2017


TORONTO, ON – April 20, 2017 - Prior to  the 2015-2016 hockey season, Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment introduced a tribute video in conjunction with celebrating the forthcoming Toronto Maple Leafs 100th anniversary. The video footage was compiled and beautifully edited by filmmaker Tim Thompson (infamous for his montages that introduced CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada) with the soundtrack provided by Ron Hawkins’ “Peace & Quiet” from his Garden Songs album. At the beginning of this season, Tim updated the ode adding new footage for fans to watch during home game pre-shows. With The Leafs most recently qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in years, Tim is bringing tears to the eyes of Leafs fans with a brand new edit of the montage. See the video here.

Originally thought of as a onetime play on the Jumbo Tron at the Air Canada Centre, the response from the crowd was tremendous. The newest version of the video since went viral with almost a million views online and to this day is playing during every home game’s pre-game show.

Toronto Star’s Dave Feschuk wrote, “The synergies are stunning. Part of it is the tune. It’s a beauty that rises and fall in all the right places for the purpose at hand”.

The Canadian Press’ Neil Davidson mentions “The video montage captures perfectly the city’s love for a hockey franchise whose past greatness was followed by years of mediocrity. But the present is all about future promise and the video captures that too, ending with Hawkins’ line – ‘This time we’ll get it right.’ ”

Hawkins is currently in the recording studio finishing up what will be the first Lowest of the Low album in 13 years, scheduled for late summer release via Pheromone Recordings. In 2008, Lowest of the Low were inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame, while Hawkins has also been voted NOW Magazine’s Songwriter of the Year in both 2001 and 2016. Most recently, Hawkins toured Western Canada with his other band the Do Good Assassins as guests of Blue Rodeo, finishing up in Ron’s hometown at the prestigious Massey Hall.  “Peace & Quiet” opened the show nightly to tremendous response!


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New Releases: April 14th, 2016

April 14th, 2017

Kayla Diamond Carnival Hearts Apple Music | Spotify
Steph Cameron Day Break Over Jackson Street CD | iTunes | Spotify
Low Roar Once In A Long, Long While… CD | 2LPiTunes | Spotify

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DragonForce Curse Of Darkness iTunes | Spotify
Available as of April 12th
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe Apple Music | Spotify
All Available as of April 12th
Baby In Vain Transcendent iTunes | Spotify
Available as of April, 11th
Rodrigo y Gabriela Tamacun iTunes | Spotify
Luke Nicholson Shape and Sound LP | iTunes | Spotify
The Black Angels Half Believing iTunes | Spotify
Available as of April 11th
Night Drive Rise and Fall (Classixx Remix) iTunes
Madison Violet We Are Famous iTunes | Spotify
AlphaCub Can’t Stand Still (10Digits Remix) Apple Music | Spotify
Beware Of Darkness Summer Daze (Lovers Edit) iTunes | Spotify
The R.O.C Digital Voodoo CD
Joseph Arthur The Family LP
Big Miller & Tommy Banks Legacy CD
Thornato Bennu CD | LP
Tigerwine Die With Your Tongue Out CD | LP
Tom Armstrong The Sky Is An Empty Eye CD | LP
Johnny Lloyd Eden iTunes Spotify

New Releases: April 7th, 2017

April 7th, 2017

Taylor Knox Running Into Love iTunes | Spotify
Adaline Entertainer iTunes | Spotify
Sarah Slean Metaphysics CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

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The Wooden Sky Swimming in Strange Waters CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Lou Canon Suspicious CD | LP
Tech N9ne Collabos Dominion CD | CD+DVD (Deluxe)
The Watchmen Live And In Stereo LP | iTunes | Spotify
Gonjasufi Mandela Effect CD | LP
Merna The Exception iTunes | Spotify
Little Simz Stillness In Wonderland CD
Clark Death Peak CD | 2LP
Alex Cuba Lo Único Constante CDiTunes | Spotify
Close Talker Waking Up iTunes | Spotify
Leeroy Stagger Love Versus CD | LP
Counterfeit Together We Are Stronger CD | LP
Husky Ghost iTunes | Spotify
Husky Late Night Store iTunes | Spotify
Cotton Mather Wild Kingdom CD | LP
Jayme Stone Jayme Stone’s Folklife CD
The Oberhamer Brothers Together Again! CD | iTunes
AO Music Asha CD | iTunes | Spotify
Ramin Djawadi “Westworld: Season 1 (Selections from the HBO® Series)” LP
Karen Elson Double Roses CD | LP
Zucchero Black Cat LP
The Saxophones If You’re On The Water 7″
Various Artists Late Night Jazz to Blow Your Mind iTunes | Spotify


April 3rd, 2017




TORONTO, ON – April 3, 2017 –  The East Pointers debut album Secret Victory took home the JUNO for Traditional Roots Album of the Year this weekend! The album released in October 2015 via Fontana North, makes traditional music that is accessible, modern, and the most fun thing on the planet to dance (and raise a pint) to.

Since forming in 2014, this trio consisting of Tim Chaisson (fiddle), Koady Chaisson (banjo) and Jake Charron (guitar), have not only received notable praise for their debut release, including the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year, but have also been busy touring the globe and are currently on a nationwide tour of Australia. The band will return home for Canadian and US tour dates this summer that will include several festival appearances including Calgary Folk Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest and more. See below for full tour dates.

The trio are also up for an East Coast Music Award for 2017 Fans Choice Entertainer Of The Year. The awards will take place during East Coast Music Week later this month on April 27.

Watch the most recent music video for Meals by Maurice

Tour Dates

June 15-19  -Telluride, CO - Telluride Bluegrass Festival
July 1 - Elmira, PEI – East Point Lighthouse
July 7-9  - Harbor Springs, MI, – Blissfest
July 13-16 - Rollo Bay, PEI- Rollo Bay Fiddle Fest
July 27-30 – Calgary, AB  – Calgary Folk Festival
August 4-6  – Dublin, OH – Dublin Folk Festival
August 18-20  – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Irish Fest
Sept 1-2 -Pagosa Springs, CO - Four Corners Folk Fest
Sept 8-11 – Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival

More dates to be announced soon.


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New Releases: March 31st, 2017

March 31st, 2017

DragonForce Judgement Day Pre-Order | iTunes | Spotify
Sumo Cyco Opus Mar CD | iTunes | Spotify
Rodrigo y Gabriela Ixtapa (Live From The Olympia) iTunes | Spotify


Slow Dancer It Goes On iTunes | Spotify
The Velveteins Midnight Surf iTunes | Spotify
KNIFEY Tanlines iTunes | Spotify
Elaquent Worst Case Scenario LP
Lagartijeando El Gran Poder LP
Night Drive Young Rivals iTunes | Spotify
Night Drive Easy To Lie iTunes | Spotify
Night Drive Rise And Fall Apple Music | Spotify
Good Brothers Wide Awake Dreamin’ CD
Sugar Minott A Collection of Sugar 2CD


March 29th, 2017

Vicktory Music Group & Fontana NorthTORONTO, ON – March 29, 2017 – Fontana North, the distribution division of Cadence Music Group, is pleased to announce a distribution deal with the brand new label Vicktory Music Group for their upcoming compilation releases that will focus on dance and international genres, while capitalizing on brand partnerships with the likes of Z103.5 and MC Mario.

Vicktory Music Group have secured upcoming compilation releases with Z103.5 for the spring and fall. To date, Z103.5 has sold more than 500k compilations. On the upcoming release, Z103.5′s DJ Danny D says, ”We are excited to work with Nick and to bring back what the PEOPLE have been asking for! This is sure to be the soundtrack of the summer!” VMG will also be working alongside MC Mario for his upcoming summer release. MC Mario has sold more than 1.2 million records in Canada, and is thrilled to be working alongside the new label. ”To say that music is facing immense challenges is an understatement… I’m excited about this new partnership with Nick and returning to what we do best,” says MC Mario.

Vicktory Music Group is founded and led by Nick Nunes who has over 16 years of major label music experience within Canada working with Universal Music and Sony Music. He has managed several releases that have broken out of Canada onto the worldwide stage and has achieved countless Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum successes with global superstar artists such as: Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, LMFAO, Madonna, and brands such as: MuchDance, Now!, Country Hits, American Idol, The Voice and many more.

“Partnering with Fontana North is an exciting opportunity which fits the vision and entrepreneurial spirit of Vicktory Music Group, I’m thrilled about our brand partnerships with Z103 and MC Mario and look forward to embarking on this new venture,” says Nunes.

Cadence Music Group CEO, Iain Taylor, on the new deal says, “Having known Nick for years and knowing his enthusiasm for dance music, we’re delighted to have his new venture distributed through Fontana North.”

Fontana North, was founded in 2006 and is based in Toronto. The company is part of the Cadence Music Group and has been honoured six times as Independent Music Distributor of the Year at the Canadian Music Industry Awards.


March 27th, 2017

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TORONTO, ON – March 27, 2017 - Toronto hard rock punk-metallers Sumo Cyco are set to release their full-length Opus Mar, this Friday, March 31st via Radio Ghost Music. In advance of the release, they have shared “Kids of Calamity” via The Strombo Show – listen here. Fans can listen to a preview and track x track of the album on the band’s Youtube page here.

After a month of touring overseas in the UK and Europe, the band will return to Toronto to play Canadian Music Week on April 21st at The Bovine Sex Club.

Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James “LeRock” Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), Opus Mar fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by front woman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. Sumo Cyco independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 255% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of previous single ‘Anti-Anthem’. The band recently released a video for their single “Move Mountains” that features Benji Webbe of Skindread – watch the wild video here.

Front-woman Sever is the alter ego of former teen-pop sensation and JUNO nominee Skye Sweetnam, who signed to Capitol Records and EMI (Sony/ATV) Publishing at the age of fourteen. She performed in over 25 countries and opened for Britney Spears for 50 dates on the Onyx Hotel Tour, all before her 17th birthday. Skye co-wrote with hit makers such as Max Martin, The Matrix and Tim Armstrong (Rancid). Tim’s hit ‘Into Action’ features Sweetnam on backing vocals. After two full-length albums, Sweetnam decided to shift gears and initiated her departure from the major label.

Since forming, Sumo Cyco have recorded and released over a dozen digital singles to date alongside grindhouse-esque movie videos, which attracted over 2.9 million Youtube views and counting. The band has toured with Mushroomhead, Butcher Babies, Alien Ant Farm, Hed PE, Fozzy, and Nonpoint, to name a few. In the studio, Sumo Cyco has worked with Jag Tanna (I Mother Earth), Julius ‘Juice’ Butty (Alexisonfire) and Matt DeMatteo (Big Wreck).

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