RADIOHEAD To Release 8th Studio Album through Fontana North

February 14th, 2011

Radiohead Release Eighth Studio Album, The King of Limbs
Released In Canada By MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North 

Radiohead announce the imminent release of their eighth studio album, The King Of Limbs.

The band have begun taking pre-orders for The King Of Limbs exclusively from their website, www.radiohead.com; fans will be able to digitally download the album from as early as the end of this week, Saturday 19th February. (more…)


R.I.P Paul Frappier a.k.a. Bad News Brown

February 13th, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends, family and colleagues of Montreal artist Paul Frappier a.k.a. Bad News Brown in this extremely difficult time. Bad News Brown’s tragic death is a great loss for the hip-hop community as well as Canadian music as a whole.


Phantogram “When I’m Small” Official Video

February 10th, 2011

Check out Phantogram’s new video for the song “When I’m Small,” taken from their 2010 LP “Eyelid Movies” (Indica Records / Fontana North).


CANADIAN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTES ROBBIE ROBERTSON

February 8th, 2011

New Solo Album How To Become Clairvoyant Out March 29, 2011

Toronto, ON – Tuesday February 8, 2011 –Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame/Le Panthéon des auteurs et compositeurs canadiens (CSHF/PACC) announced their 2011 inductees, including Robbie Robertson. Robertson will be inducted under the Modern Era: Songwriters category at the CSHF’s 7th annual gala on Saturday April 2, 2011 at the George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more…)


David Myles Celebrates 5 ECMA Nominations and tours with Stuart McLean for The Vinyl Café

February 6th, 2011

David Myles earned a leading five East Coast Music Awards nominations for Entertainer, FACTOR Recording (Turn Time Off), Folk Recording (Turn Time Off), Male Solo Recording (Turn Time Off) and Single (Need a Break) of the Year. The awards will be handed out during East Coast Music Week in Charlottetown, PE from April 13-17, 2011.

Before taking in the ECMA celebrations, Myles is taking to the road with Stuart McLean for his CBC Radio program The Vinyl Café. The tour will see Myles performing 15 dates in Maine and the Maritimes beginning February 24, 2011.

For more information visit http://www.davidmyles.com and join the mailing list to receive the news!


Cold War Kids “Cold Toes On The Cold Floor” Live At Third Man Studios

February 3rd, 2011

“Cold Toes On The Cold Floor” live at Jack White’s Third Man Studios! Taken from the album “Mine Is Yours” available now!


Congratulations To Our 2011 Juno Award Nominees!

February 1st, 2011

 TORONTO—MapleMusic Recordings and Fontana North Distribution proudly congratulate all our 2011 Juno Award nominees. The nominees were announced this morning at a media conference held at Fairmont Royal York, by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

At the top of Canadian hip-hop is Shad, nominated for Rap Recording of the Year with his latest release TSOL. Pacifika’s world fusion album Supermagique has been nominated for World Music Album of The Year and Royal Wood nominated for Songwriter of the Year for songs from his 2010 release The Waiting.

See the full list of our 13 nominees after the jump
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Hear Young Galaxy’s “Shapeshifting” In It’s Entirety A Week Before Release!

February 1st, 2011

Click on the cover art above to head over to Exclaim! and stream Young Galaxy’s “Shapeshifting” a week before its release on February 8th.

via Exclaim.ca:
On their first two LPs, Montreal’s Young Galaxy won over fans with their epic choruses and cinematic guitar rock. When recording their third album, Shapeshifting, they decided to shake things up. They recruited Dan Lissvik of the experimental Swedish duo Studio to produce, scaling back their stadium-sized rock-outs in favour of chilly synths and slinky grooves.
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