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New Releases from December 1st, 2017

December 1st, 2017

Donovan Woods The Worst Way Spotify
Beans On Toast Cushty CD | iTunes | Spotify
GGOOLLDD Teeth EP iTunes | Spotify

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Saukrates Season 2 CD | iTunes | Spotify
Kool Keith & KutMasta Kurt Present Your Mom Is My Wife CD
Kool Keith Sex Style 20th Anniversary Set 2CD
Twiztid Twiztid Presents: Year Of The Sword 2CD
REZZ MASS MANIPULATION CD
Grapell Snowflakes iTunes | Spotify
Shalli Never Again iTunes | Spotify
Bossie Strawberry Moon iTunes | Spotify
AlphaCub Friends (Remix Pack) iTunes | Spotify
Krief Ordinary Lies iTunes | Spotify
Paul Van Dyk From Then On CD
The Spy From Cairo Nothing New Under The Sun CD
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes LP
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of Song LP
Blutengel Black CD
Shpongle CODEX 6 3LP | CD

Made from TV

Mystery Science Theatre 3000
Mystery Science Theatre 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Music From The Netflix Original Series CD

Warp Records on VINYL

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Nightmares On Wax Citizen Kane LP
Clark Honey Badger / Pig 12″ LP
GAIKA The Spectacular Empire I 10″ + Empire II 10″

From the Vault | Classics This Week

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Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 LP
Various Artists The Best of Irving Berlin 6CD
John Denver The Windstar Greatest Hits LP
BB King Remastered From The Archives LP


SUMO CYCO RELEASE VIDEO FOR “SLEEP TIGHT”, THE THIRD SINGLE OFF SOPHOMORE ALBUM OPUS MAR

November 29th, 2017

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TORONTO, ON – November 29, 2017 – Toronto hard rock punk-metallers Sumo Cyco have released a brand new video for their third single “Sleep Tight” off their sophomore full-length Opus Mar today! Watch here.

In support of Opus Mar, Sumo Cyco opened for The Offspring at Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, headlined a stage at WTF Fest alongside Our Lady Peace and Collective Soul, completed a North American tour with Birthday Massacre, and then flew to New Zealand to complete a 7-date tour last month, selling out multiple shows. The band returns to Toronto to record new material before heading off to Europe in February and March.

With 260,000+ streams of Opus Mar singles on Spotify, over 15,000 subscribers on Youtube, and a brand spankin’ new website, Sumo Cyco are ready to light up 2018!

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’.

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, Birthday Massacre, 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).

Website Link: http://www.sumocyco.com


TYPHOON SHARE VIDEO FOR SINGLE “RORSCHACH”

November 29th, 2017

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Typhoon #2

WATCH “RORSCHACH” HERE

TORONTO, ON – November 29, 2017- The indie-rock band Typhoon have released a new music video for the single “Rorschach” from their forthcoming album Offerings, which will be released January 12th via Roll Call Records. The video, directed by Matthew Thomas Ross, is a frenzied visualization of human contemplation and recollection. It depicts a man sorting through his memories, with each one sparking a new emotional reaction. The video is peppered with other individuals in the same predicament, separated and held captive by screens.

“This video pulls multiple visual and thematic references from Offerings,” shares Ross. “Without giving too much away; our story is playing with the idea of being stuck inside your subconscious, fixated on one memory, while questioning it over and over again. While on the outside, the rest of you continues to age. Moments turn into memories and then memories become memories of a memory…”

In October, the band released Floodplains, the first movement from the album featuring the songs “Wake”, “Rorschach”, “Empiricist”, and “Algernon”. Listen to Floodplains here.

Visit the band’s store to pre-order the album in CD (signed for pre-orders), MP3 or vinyl format. The limited-edition Blood-Red Offerings vinyl (1,000) have already sold out.

Today Typhoon also announced their list of upcoming tour dates for 2018 in North America and Europe.The band will head to Canada with a stop in Toronto on January 23, and Vancouver on February 24.

TOUR DATES:
01.10 – URBAN LOUNGE – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
01.12 – GOTHIC THEATRE – ENGLEWOOD, CO
01.14 – THE WAITING ROOM – OMAHA, NE
01.17 – TURF CLUB – SAINT PAUL, MN
01.18 – MAJESTIC THEATER – MADISON, WI
01.19 – THE METRO – CHICAGO, IL
01.20 – EL CLUB – DETROIT, MI
01.23 – LEE’S PALACE – TORONTO, ON 
01.25 – PARADISE ROCK CLUB – BOSTON, MA
01.26 – UNION TRANSFER – PHILADELPHIA, PA
01.27 – MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN, NY
01.31 – 9:30 CLUB – WASHINGTON, DC
02.01 – CAT’S CRADLE – CARRBORO, NC
02.02 – TERMINAL WEST – ATLANTA, GA
02.03 – EXIT IN – NASHVILLE, TN
02.06 – THE MOHAWK – AUSTIN, TX
02.08 – THE CRESCENT BALLROOM – PHOENIX, AZ
02.10 – MUSIC BOX – SAN DIEGO, CA
02.11 – TERAGRAM BALLROOM – LOS ANGELES, CA
02.13 – THE INDEPENDENT – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
02.16 – THE CROCODILE – SEATTLE, WA
02.23 – CRYSTAL BALLROOM – PORTLAND, OR
02.24 – RICKSHAW THEATRE – VANCOUVER, BC 
02.28 – THE DEAF INSTITUTE – MANCHESTER, UK
03.01 – BROADCAST – GLASGOW, UK
03.02 – THE LEXINGTON – LONDON, UK
03.07 – LE PETIT BAIN – PARIS, FRANCE
03.08 – BOTANIQUE – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
03.09 – PARADISO – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
03.10 – KNUST – HAMBURG, GERMANY
03.13 – VEGA – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
03.14 – MUSIK & FRIEDEN – BERLIN, GERMANY
03.15 – FLUC – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
03.16 – GARE DE LION – WIL, SWITZERLAND
03.18 – ROYAL – BADEN, SWITZERLAND
03.20 – ARTHEATER – COLOGNE, GERMANY

Typhoon #1

Typhoon Offerings

If a Fellini film, a Bosch painting, and a Rorschach drawing had a collective sound, it would be Typhoon’s new release. The 14-track record Offerings is a musical and lyrical excursion into surreal imagery, eerie soundscapes, and an emotionally jarring narrative.

The 70-minute album for Roll Call Records, which is the Portland, Oregon indie rock band’s fourth studio album, centers on a fictional man who is losing his memory, and in turn, his sense of self. “I’ve always been preoccupied with memory, losing memory, and trying to recapture memory. I wanted to explore the questions: What does a person become if they don’t know where they came from? What is the essential quality of the person if you strip away all memory?” explains singer/songwriter Kyle Morton.

Motivated in part by his own preoccupation with “losing it,” Morton also found a treasure trove of inspiration through various books, art, and film he was immersed in during the writing of this record. “I was watching a lot of David Lynch, and thought a lot about the Christopher Nolan movie, Memento, and Fellini’s 8 ½. And there were a lot of books on my nightstand that played into this. It made it a much darker album for sure,” he says.

Offerings is divided into four movements (Floodplains, Flood, Reckoning, and Afterparty) to represent the mental phases the main character goes through where he first realizes that something is wrong, then struggles through the chaos of his situation, and finally moves into acceptance before succumbing to his dreadful fate.

“I wanted this record to be a journey, like Dante’s Inferno. It kicks off with ‘Wake,’ where the character wakes up and he’s shitting the bed and doesn’t know what’s going on. I was going for a specific feel that Samuel Beckett does so well,” says Morton, who was reading Beckett’s Three Novels, specifically Malloy, while writing the song’s lyrics. “Beckett would call it a literature of impoverishment where he’d strip away as much as he could so he could get a feeling of essence and scarcity; that’s what I tried to do musically and lyrically here.”

Mission accomplished. Morton also masterfully makes a parallel with the character’s journey to the state of the world today starting with the second track, “Rorschach,” which looks at the age of information and collapse of meaning.

“But, by the third song, ‘Empiricist,’ there’s a regression to the womb where the character is back in his bed at home, talking about his range of motion shrinking. This first movement ends with ‘Algernon’ [taken from one of Morton's favorite short stories, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes], where he’s constantly awakening and in an interrogation with a woman-who the listener should know is his wife, but he doesn’t.”

Musically, there is a sense of impending doom and chaos throughout the record that mirrors the character’s fear and anxiety. “The claustrophobic feeling of only having the present moment and this sense of repetition is musically mirrored with this looping that runs though the record with a through line of choral parts that give it a darker, creepier feel,” says Morton.

To set the right tone for the story, Morton went for a less horns, more guitar approach. “We have a little bit of trumpet on this record and a lot of string arrangements. But we really strayed away from the horn arrangements. I wanted it to be a darker, more intense rock record, so it’s very guitar-based. It’s going back to my rock roots before Typhoon,” says Morton.

The concept of what the main character in the album is going through is also meant as a way of explaining cultural memory loss. “I was also reading historian Timothy Snyder and was inspired by his take on how America is at risk of losing their sense of history. If we haven’t learned the lessons of our past, historically, we can’t recognize when elements come back to haunt us, which is what’s happening right now,” he adds.

One choral part (“Down in the floodplains waiting on a cure/ Blessed be the water/ May the water make us pure”) was especially inspired by current politics. “I had Steve Bannon in mind quite a bit when I was writing these choral parts because I’m taking on this world view that I don’t agree with, which is that the world needs a bloody struggle to reset – bring on the demolishing of order,” he says.

The character’s downward spiral continues through the album’s second movement, Flood, while in the third, Reckoning, comes the absolute-zero moment where the character is ready and willing to let go of life. Reckoning kicks off with “Coverings,” which is the first song Morton ever co-wrote with a band member – Shannon Steele, who also sings on it.  (Steele lends her vocals to the end of “Bergeron,” as well.)

“‘Coverings’ takes the story into the devil’s mansion where all the rooms are the same representing this repeated infinite present with no reference. For me, this is Hell. And, at this point, our character has lost his marbles,” he explains.

“At the same time, on the worldly scale,” continues Morton, “this is the point where we don’t have any public trust and there’s no cultural memory, there’s just chaos. People are becoming identical in this collapse of meaning and you have no reference. If there is any point to this record it’s that – Without reference, you have an interesting concept of infinity, which can be really bad.”

As the album comes to a close with the acoustic “Sleep,” the character decides that instead of taking part of the chaos, he’d rather sacrifice himself.  But there is light at the end of this dark, emotional journey. “The secret track, ‘Afterparty,’ is where he finds peace and freedom. It’s his homecoming. He’s on the other side of it now and has found his version of Heaven,” says Morton.

It’s this level of intricacy in Typhoon’s storytelling and musicianship that has helped Typhoon become one of indie rock’s most revered bands. Their previous album, White Lighter, hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart and got Best of The Year nods from NPR and Paste. Typhoon has brought their, at times, 11-piece live show on the road alongside indie rock peers The Decemberists, Portugal the Man and Grouplove, and sold out major clubs and venues across America.

Adds Morton of Offerings, “I kind of wanted to make a dystopian record. If it’s nothing else, it’s that. If I could write my own one-line review, I’d think I’d want people to say, ‘It’s disturbing and unfortunately correct.”

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New Releases from November 24th, 2017

November 24th, 2017

Beans On Toast The Unlikely Gymnast iTunes | Spotify
Karl Wolf Illusion iTunes | Spotify
Mini Pop Kids Minipop Kids 15 2CD | iTunes

Ramin Djawadi
Game Of Thrones (Music From The HBO Series) (Ltd Ed. Ice and Fire Picture Disc) LP
Twiztid Ain’t Been Right 7″ 
(Find it at your local Record Store!)
Sonny Clark Trio The 1960 Time Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach 
(Find it at your local Record Store!)
John Lee Hooker Black Night Is Falling LP 
Hardwell Revealed (Volume 8) CD | iTunes | Spotify
Good Lovelies Take Me, Take Me iTunes | Spotify
Various Artists
Subliminal Sessions 2017 (Mixed By Erick Morillo) 2CD | iTunes | Spotify
Paul Brandt Where I Come From 1996 – 2016 CDSpotify
The Once This Is A Christmas Album CD | iTunes | Spotify
Lauren Mayell If It Ain’t Fixed iTunes | Spotify
Canadian Brass Christmas Time Is Here CD | iTunes | Spotify



New Releases from Nov. 17th, 2017

November 17th, 2017

Maestro Fresh Wes Coach Fresh CD | iTunes | Spotify
Talib Kweli Radio Silence CD  | iTunes | Spotify
Matt Dusk Old School Yule! CD | LP

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Various Artists Country Party Anthems CD | iTunes 
Femi Kuti One People One World iTunes | Spotify
Saukrates Season iTunes | Spotify
The Pistolwhips Voices CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
shy kids the middle iTunes | Spotify
Def3 Small World CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Moka Only Concert For One CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Mr. Brady Speechless CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Laila Biali Yellow iTunes | Spotify
Jimmy Buffet Buried Treasure: Volume One CD | Deluxe Ed.
Josh Lovelace & Friends Young Folk CD | iTunes | Spotify
Ella Fitzgerald The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald 3CD
Thee Commons Paleta Sonora CD
Heavy Bell Certainly Spotify


New Releases from Nov. 10th, 2017

November 10th, 2017


Buffy Sainte-Marie Medicine Songs CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Beans On Toast Jamie & Lilly iTunes | Spotify
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Adults iTunes | Spotify

Madison Violet Sleigh Bells In The Snow CD | iTunes | Spotify
Ill Sugi Whispered Beat Tape iTunes | Spotify
Harrow Fair Fare Thee Well iTunes | Spotify
Sharon, Lois & Bram Hey Santa Claus iTunes | Spotify
Alex Pangman Alex Pangman’s Hot Three CD | iTunes | Spotify
Kindling Hush CD | iTunes | Spotify


New Releases from Nov. 3rd, 2017

November 3rd, 2017

Bibio Phantom Brickworks CD | LP
Little Simz Stillness In Wonderland (Deluxe) CD | 2LP
Blitzen Trapper Wild and Reckless CD | LP

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Swissivory Real Dreams 2 CD
Shredders Dangerous Jumps CD | LP
Saukrates Fever iTunes | Spotify
Ill Sugi
Hobo Beat Mixtape iTunes | Spotify
Osaki Beat Tape iTunes | Spotify
Typhoon Rorschach iTunes | Spotify
Grapell Crier iTunes | Spotify
Julia Louise LOVE JAIL LP
Poirier Be Alright EP 12″ S
Alex Pangman Alex Pangman’s Hot Three iTunes | Spotify
Liam Corcoran Nevahland iTunes | Spotify
El Buho Balance CD
Jim Byrnes Long Hot Summer Days CD
Goran Bregovic Three Letters From Sarajevo CD
Jerry Granelli Dance Hall CD
Various Artists
“Tuff City Records 33 1/3 Anniversary Box (Original Old School Recordings 82-86)” 6LP
Chanté Moore Christmas Back To You CD
Chet Baker The Best Of Chet Baker 2CD
Various Artists Christmas Carol Favourites – All Your Favourite Holiday Jazz Spotify
Colin James Little Big Band Christmas CD
Rondi Charleston Resilience CD
Ranky Tanky Ranky Tanky CD


New Releases for October 27th, 2017

October 27th, 2017

Skinny Lister The Devil, The Heart & The Fight (Deluxe) 2CD | iTunes | Spotify
The Wailin’ Jennys Fifteen CD | LP
Jade The Moon Hotels iTunes | Spotify

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Grapell When The World Ends (I Want To Be With You) iTunes | Spotify
Typhoon Floodplains: Wake / Rorschach / Empiricist / Algernon iTunes | Spotify
Madison Violet Ohio iTunes | Spotify
Beans On Toast Open Door Policy iTunes | Spotify
Maestro Fresh Wes Jurassic Park (DJ Pack) iTunes | Spotify
Downchild Something I’ve Done CD
Twiztid Nosferatu (Vinyl Tuesday) 7″
Armin van Buuren A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 12 4CD
Elvis Perkins Ash Wednesday 2LP
Max Gomez Me & Joe LP
Siv Jakobsen The Nordic Mellow CD | LP
Jack Grunsky Theatro Muppiloo iTunes | Spotify
Good Lovelies I See Gold Spotify
Katherine Penfold Keep Christmas With You CD | iTunes | Spotify
Train Christmas In Tahoe [Deluxe Edition] CD
Jerry Granelli
Dance Hall (feat. Robben Ford, Bill Frisell, and J. Anthony Granelli) iTunes | Spotify


New Releases from Oct. 20th, 2017

October 20th, 2017


Oasis Dig Out Your Soul CD | 2LP
Beans On Toast Taylor Swift iTunes | Spotify
Maestro Fresh Wes Jurassic Park Spotify

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Def3 Small World CD | iTunes | Spotify
Moka Only Concert For One CD | iTunes | Spotify
Dan-e-o Dear Hip Hop – 20 Years Later CD | iTunes | Spotify
Chante Moore The Rise Of The Phoenix CD
GGOOLLDD The Way That I Feel iTunes | Spotify
Alex Price What You Do iTunes | Spotify
Night Drive Trapeze Artist Regrets iTunes | Spotify


New Releases from Oct. 13th, 2017

October 13th, 2017

The Rural Alberta Advantage The Wild CD | LP
The Barr Brothers Queens of the Breakers CD | LP | Limited Edition LP
Bat Out Of Hell Soundtrack to The Musical 2CD

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The Jerry Cans Clouds iTunes | Spotify
The Bros. Landreth Undercover Bros. iTunes | Spotify
Saukrates Mysterium iTunes | Spotify
Sultans of String Christmas Caravan CD | iTunes | Spotify
Tech N9ne Collabos Strange Reign CD | 2CD (Deluxe Edition)
Barney Bentall The Drifter & The Preacher CD
Bepee Gambetta Short Stories CD
Teletubbies Big Hugs CD


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