New Releases – Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

December 16th, 2014

The Kinks ‘The Anthology 1964 – 1971 (5CD Box Set)’ CD
The Melvins ‘Hold It In’ Vinyl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Your Funeral…My Trial LP’ Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Neil Hamburger ‘Great Phone Calls’ Vinyl
Necro ‘Sadist Hitz’ Digital CD
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘From Her To Eternity LP’ Vinyl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘The Firstborn Is Dead LP’ Vinyl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Kicking Against The Pricks LP’ Vinyl
SomeKindaWonderful ‘Reverse Remix EP (Spotify Exclusive)’ Digital
Penguin Prison ‘Calling Out Remix EP’ Digital


New Releases – Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

December 9th, 2014

PRhyme – the collaborative duo of celebrated producer DJ Premier and standout emcee Royce Da 5’9” – have released their first official full-length album. The self-titled record features verses from Common, Killer MikeScHoolboy QMac Miller and more who spit with two of Hip‐Hop’s most respected artists. Watch the video for the title track premiered via Complex Mag. The infamous ‘Spunk’ bootleg from legendary UK punk outfit Sex Pistols has now been reissued. Taken from the original bootleg the releases feature 12 tracks pressed to white vinyl and 15 on CD copies including the 1976 Denmark Street Demos of “Anarchy In The UK” and “Pretty Vacant.” On their sophomore effort ‘Daggers’ Ex Cops bring the hook-heavy blast of ‘90s alt-rock into a new era. The duo of Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding paired themselves with producers Billy Corgan and Justin Raisen in addition to co-writing with Ariel Pink to return guitar-pop to the grand stage that it deserves. Watch the official video for the first single ‘Black Soap’ or listen to the Ariel Pink-featuring ‘Tragically Alright.’

PRhyme ‘PRhyme’ Digital CD Vinyl
Sex Pistols ‘Spunk’ CD Vinyl
Ex Cops ‘Daggers’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
tetema ‘Geocidal’ Digital CD
Spiritualized ‘Songs In A&E’ White Vinyl
Spiritualized ‘Amazing Grace’ Vinyl
Elmore James ‘The Final Sessions’ CD
Various Artists ‘The Women Of Blues’ CD
Various Artists ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly & Raw Black Gospel, 1926-1936′ 3CD Vinyl
Dream Ritual ‘Dream Ritual’ Digital Vinyl
Sleaford Mods ‘Chubbed Up’ Vinyl
Dragonland ‘Battle Of The Ivory Plains (Deluxe Edition)’ Digital CD
Dragonland ‘Holy War (Deluxe Edition)’ CD
Mors Principium Est ‘Dawn Of The 5th Era’ Digital CD


Win a Warp25 Prize Pack

December 3rd, 2014

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On the occasion of Warp’s silver anniversary, we’re taking the opportunity to draw on twenty five years of groundbreaking art and music, uniting emerging mavericks and boundary-stretching masters in a celebration of what the next quarter-century holds for the label.

To celebrate this landmark occasion for the UK-bred pioneers, Fontana North is giving away a genre-spanning prize pack highlighting some of the best the label has to offer. One lucky winner will receive five posters, stickers, “You’re Dead!” rolling papers, an Aphex Twin t-shirt (size M) and four CDs. Included are two recent releases - Flying Lotus “You’re Dead!” and Rustie “Green Language” - and two releases featuring deep cuts - Grizzly Bear “Shields: Expanded” and “Warp20 (Unheard)” a collection of unreleased tracks from Boards Of Canada, Plaid, Nightmares On Wax, Autechre and more!

To enter simply follow Fontana North on Facebook or Twitter, tag us with @fontananorth #Warp25 and tell us your favourite Warp Records release from the past 25 years. The contest will run until noon on December 19th at which point one winner will be selected at random.

Beginning December 1st, selected Warp titles will also be on sale at participating independent record stores. Look for your favourite album discounted on CD or vinyl at your local record store. A list of every music retailer in Canada can be found at recordstoreday.com.

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New Releases – Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd, 2014

‘In The Seams’ is the stunning second album from Saint Saviour ‐ the solo project of Becky Jones collaborating on this album with Bill Ryder‐Jones (The Coral). The Grammy-nominated artist wrote the deeply personal album about her memories, her childhood  in 12 songs full of lush strings, softly plucked guitars and tender vocals. Watch the video for ‘Let It Go’ on YouTube hereBloodbound’s sixth album ‘Stormborn’ is a celebration of Power Metal at its finest. This Swedish six piece have crafted eleven songs that contain everything and more you expect: sing along choruses, head banging power chords and face melting guitar riffs. Watch the album preview for ‘Stormborn’ via the AFM Records channel.  Female-fronted Norwegian metal band Triosphere return after 4 years with their third record ‘The Heart of the Matter.’ The band delivers a slice of high‐class melodic metal music, cleverly mixing power metal, progressive metal and a few contemporary rock elements to forge their very own sound. Watch the official lyric video for ‘The Heart’s Dominion.’

Saint Saviour ‘In The Seams’ Digital CD Vinyl
Bloodbound ‘Stormborn’ Digital CD
Triosphere ‘The Heart Of The Matter’ Digital CD

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
LAYNE ‘Warrior’ Digital


Hudson Mohawke Releases ‘Chimes RMX’ Featuring Pusha T, Future, Travi$ Scott & French Montana

November 27th, 2014

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Listen and play with the interactive ‘Chimes RMX’ HERE
Buy ‘Chimes’ on 12″ vinyl and iTunes

Hudson Mohawke and his track ‘Chimes’ have both been continuously on the rise this year. As a song that sat perfectly between the bombast of the Scotsman’s side project with Canadian DJ Lunice, TNGHT, and the glowing melody of his own tracks, it was the mp3 that every DJ wanted — and the few that had it made it a highlight of their shows.

Warp Records/Fontana North released the four-track ‘Chimes EP’ at the end of September 2014, coinciding with the use of ‘Chimes’ in a massive TV campaign for Apple’s MacBook Air. At the same time, ‘Chimes’ was brought to life at a warehouse event in Los Angeles featuring sets by Oneohtrix Point Never, Flying Lotus, Lunice, Busta Rhymes, Sophie, QT, Eclair Fifi, and of course Hudson Mohawke himself. (more…)


New Releases – Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies and Lou Reed’s band marks his 7th solo album with ‘Days In Frames.’ Each song is a snapshot, stories of ordinary moments with brief glimpses of the supernatural and the occasional darkly humorous observation deceptively packaged into piano driven pop. The album features guest appearances from Ron Sexsmith, Hugh Marsh, Dan Hill, and Clara Venice along with Lou Reed himself on ‘Floating.’ Watch the video for ‘Gallerina’ on Exclaim. Afroman has been quiet for years (because he got high?) and has now returned with the ‘One Hit Wonder‘ EP. The emcee has teamed with NORML and Weedmaps to put a positive spin on his smash single ‘Because I Got High’ to clear the air on the benefits of marijuana use. Watch the new video for the single from the official spokesman of legalization. UK duo Sleaford Mods have released their ‘Chubbed Up‘ collection. Jason Williamson delivers bar after bar of raw and real social commentary over partner Andrew Fearn’s punk-leaning production. Watch their Real Talk interview session via The Quietus.

Kevin Hearn ‘Days in Frames’ Digital CD
Afroman ‘One Hit Wonder EP’ Digital
Sleaford Mods ‘Chubbed Up’ Digital CD

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Carcass ‘Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel’ Digital Vinyl
Swamp Thing ‘Outer Limits’ Digital
Belle Haven ‘Hunt For Health’ Digital
Ali & Theo ‘Christmas 2014′ Digital
Paul Oakenfold ‘We Are Planet Perfecto 4′ Digital CD
The Flight Of Sleipnir ‘V’ Digital CD
Skalmold ‘Med Vaettum’ Digital CD
Aversions Crown ‘Tyrant’ Digital CD
Rise Of The Northstar ‘Welcame’ Digital CD
Chris Spedding ‘Pearls’ Digital CD
Phil Seymour ‘Phil Seymour In Concert! (The Phil Seymour Archive Series Volume 3)’ Digital CD


New Releases – Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

November 18th, 2014

Drive-By Truckers have released the Black Ice Vérité deluxe edition accompaniment to their most acclaimed album in years English Oceans. Featuring an additional 8 tracks with a trio of acoustic recordings from their Bannaroo performance along with new, old, and recreated tracks from this years HeAthens Homecoming Weekend at the 40 Watt Club in the band’s hometown of Athens, GA. The DVD contains footage from their 40 Watt Club performance. Vinyl copies of Black Ice Vérité are pressed on white vinyl and packaged with new artwork, seen below. Join everyone’s favourite dancing TV host in ringing in the Christmas season with ‘Ellen’s The Only Holiday Album You’ll Ever Need – Volume 1′. From classics like Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ to Canada’s sweetheart Michael Bublé singing ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ this album really does have all you need for joyous festivities! Monster Magnet have re-imagined their 2013 album ‘Last Patrol’ featuring new recordings and arrangements along with 3 brand new, unreleased songs and 2 live tracks on ‘Milking The Stars’. Watch the official video for the new version of ‘The Duke’ (Full On Drums ‚N Wah).

Drive-By Truckers ‘English Oceans (Deluxe Edition)’ Digital CD+DVD Vinyl+DVD
Various Artists ‘Ellen’s The Only Holiday Album You’ll Ever Need – Vol. 1′ Digital CD
Monster Magnet ‘Milking The Stars: A Re-Imagining of Last Patrol’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Hans Zimmer ‘Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ Digital CD
De La Soul ‘The Grind Date’ Digital CD Vinyl
Brant Bjork ‘Black Power Flower’ Digital CD Vinyl
Crash Midnight ‘Lost In The City’ Digital CD
Defeat The Low ‘A Nervous Smile’ Digital CD Vinyl+CD
Adaliah ‘Shedding Skin’ Digital CD
Skydiggers ‘Angels’ Digital
Thievery Corporation ‘Culture of Fear’ Digital Vinyl
Thievery Corporation ’The Cosmic Game’ Digital Vinyl
Thievery Corporation ‘Radio Retaliation’ Digital Vinyl

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Afroman Returns Nov. 25 With New EP ‘One Hit Wonder’ on Hungry Hustler/Fontana North

November 17th, 2014

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Teams with NORML and Weedmaps app to have ‘Because I Got High (The Positive Remix)’ promote marijuana law reform

Grammy-nominated artist Afroman will release a new EP, ‘One Hit Wonder‘ on November 25, 2014 in response to his viral video, ‘Because I Got High’ (The Positive Remix),’ which has catapulted him into the political realm as a force to help further the cause to legalize marijuana in the U.S.

‘One Hit Wonder,’ also features the song ‘@ogAfroman,’ which calls out various imposters of his signature satirical style that made him an instant star when he released the single ‘Because I Got High’ in 2001.

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New Releases – Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

November 10th, 2014

Bay Area metal titans Machine Head have released ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ their eighth full‐length album, and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut. “Bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth (which is how we feel about our music)” explains vocalist Robb Flynn. The deluxe edition of “Bloodstone and Diamonds” comes in a limited edition, 48 page hardcover media‐book created by Rafal Wechterowicz, Marcelo Vasco, and long‐time MH art collaborator Strephon Taylor. Devilment‘s ‘The Great And Secret Show’ is pure unadulterated metal madness and is unlike anything that you would expect to come from vocalist Dani Filth. Get a taste of the album with the video for single “Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me” and then watch the band break down about the album track by track here. ‘Pour It On’ is the highly anticipated sophomore album from New Build – a collab project from Hot Chip’s Felix Martin and Al Doyle along with Tom Hopkins. An unashamedly electronic collection, it explores the outer limits of the pop‐song structure as a cohesive and assured record of rich, monolithic dance music. Watch the video for album opener ‘The Sunlight’ on YouTube here.

Machine Head ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Digital CD CD+Book
Devilment ‘The Great And Secret Show’ Digital CD
New Build ‘Pour It On’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Carcass ‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel’ Digital CD Vinyl
Meshuggah ‘I (Remastered)’ Digital Vinyl
Kontrust ‘Explositive’ Digital CD
Mr. Del ‘Hope Dealer 2′ Digital CD
The History Of Apple Pie ‘Feel Something’ Digital CD Vinyl
Wild Smiles ‘Always Tomorrow’ Digital CD Vinyl


New Releases – Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

November 4th, 2014

Saskatchewan based indie rock four-piece Close Talker have released their debut album ‘Flux’ on Nevado Records. The debut single “Burnstick” premiered on Spin and it was followed up with the dynamic album opener “Heads.” Catch the band touring across Canada through the end of 2014. Metalhead siblings Max and Igor Cavalera have created a timeless death metal record with Cavalera Conspiracy‘s new release ‘Pandemonium.’ The brothers from acts like Sepultura, Soulfly, Nailbomb and more have created an uncompromising record. Preview the album via Napalm Records here. UK techno producer Clark lets the weather in on his new self-titled album. Featuring the hypnotic arpeggios of first single “Unfurla” named Best New Track by Pitchfork. Watch the album trailer here.

Close Talker ‘Flux’ Digital CD Vinyl
Cavalera Conspiracy ‘Pandemonium’ Digital CD Deluxe CD Vinyl
Clark ‘Clark’ Digital CD Vinyl

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Joey Ramone ‘Don’t Worry About Me’ Digital Vinyl
Matt Brevner ‘Eclectricity’ Digital CD
John McDermott with Bill King ‘Traditionally Yours’ Digital CD
Mariachi el Bronx ‘Mariachi el Bronx (III)’ Digital CD Vinyl
Big Dave McLean ‘Faded But Not Gone’ Digital CD
Future Brown ‘Wanna Party/World’s Mine’ Digital Vinyl
Hudson Mohawke ‘Chimes’ Digital Vinyl
Evergrey ‘Hymns For The Broken’ Digital CD Deluxe CD
Liv Kristine ‘Vervain’ Digital CD
ISIS ‘Oceanic’ Digital CD
Major League ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Me’ Digital CD Vinyl
Guano Padano ‘Americana’ Digital CD
PVRIS ‘White Noise’ Digital CD
Various ‘Ultimate Legends Of Rock & Roll’ Digital CD
Various ‘The Gatsby Era’ Digital CD