MapleCore Represents at NXNE 2013

May 29th, 2013


MapleCore is excited to announce a myriad of artists from the roster will be partaking in this year’s NXNE, and the majority of the labels under the umbrella will be represented. From Thomas D’Arcy (MapleMusic Recordings), to The Beaches (Fontana North Distribution), to Mo Kenney (Pheromone) – everything from late night sets to private parties will be covered. Check out the schedule below for all the other incredible musicians that will be taking to the stage that week. Grab your NXNE wristband HERE and catch all these shows and more.

Wednesday June 12
9:00PM – Express & Company (Seventh Fire) @ C’est What
9:00PM – Thought Beneath Film (MMR) @ Rancho Relaxo
10:00PM – Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk (Wanderer) @ Supermarket
11:00PM – Devon Sproule + Mike O’Neill (Black Hen) @ Piston
12:00AM – Grounders (Nevado) @ Horseshoe Tavern
1:00AM – Saturns (Urbnet) @ The Rivoli

Thursday June 13
7:00PM – The Flatliners (Drive) @ Young & Dundas Square
8:00PM – Inlet Sound (Fontana North)  @ Cameron House
8:00PM – Miles Jones (Urbnet) @ Sneaky Dee’s
8:30PM – The Revival (Pipe & Hat)  @ The Rivoli
9:00PM – Wordburglar (Urbnet) @ Sneaky Dee’s
10:00PM – D-Sisive (Urbent) @ Sneaky Dee’s
10:00PM – DIANA (Paper Bag) @ Horseshoe Tavern
11:00PM – Greg Ball (Ching Music) @ Sidedoor
12:00AM – Paul Langlois (Ching Music) @ Sidedoor
1:00AM – DL Incognito (Urbnet) @Sneaky Dee’s
2:00AM – Moka Only (Urbnet) @ Sneaky Dee’s

Friday June 14
6:00PM – Northcote (Black Box) @ Central
9:00PM – The Beaches (KingNoise Records) @ Rivoli
11:00PM – Paul Langlois (Ching Music) @ Dakota Tavern
11:00PM – Organ Thieves (MMR) @ The Opera House
1:00AM – The Luyas (Paper Bag) @ Sneaky Dee’s
2:00AM – The Roseville Band (Pipe & Hat) @ Cameron House
2:00AM – Ingrid Gatin (Pipe & Hat) @ Cameron House

Saturday June 15
9:00PM – The Lytics (Camobear) @ Nocturne (main room) (550 Queen St W)
11:00PM – Thomas D’Arcy (MMR) @ Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor St. W)
1:00AM – Luke Nicholson (Gypsy Soul) @ Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St)
**Mo Kenney – João Carvalho Mastering(Private Function)

Sunday June 16
10:00PM – Paint (urArtist Network) @ Magpie (812 Dundas St W)

Maestro Fresh Wes Behind the Scenes Videos “History Repeated” and “Dearly Departed”

May 28th, 2013

With his first new studio album since 2000 due out later this year, Wesley Williams, better known as Maestro Fresh Wes, has released two behind the scenes videos for “History Repeated” and “Dearly Departed”. The two tracks come from the much anticipated “Orchestrated Noise” which features a number of musical guests including Sam Roberts, Kardinal Offishall, Measha Brueggergosman and more.

“History Repeated” feat. Sam Roberts

“Dearly Departed” feat. Kardinal Offishall

New Releases – Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28th, 2013

Time to brighten up your Tuesday with new music. Toronto’s own The Beaches released their self-titled debut EP featuring the hit song “Loner”, and it looks like that won’t be the only hit for the young all-girl indie rock band. Mount Kimbie, the UK electronic duo, follow up their critically acclaimed debut with “Cold Spring Fault Less Youth” which features incredible vocal contributions from King Krule. Straight out of the original 70′s punk scene, The Stranglers’ latest record “Giants” is the band’s 17th and first in 6 years, the deluxe edition features 21 bonus live tracks.

The Beaches “The Beaches”
Mount Kimbie “Cold Spring Fault Less Youth”
The Stranglers “Giants (Deluxe Edition)”


Here are the remaining releases from Fontana North this week:
Kae Sun “Afriyie”
Black Star Riders “All Hell Breaks Loose”
Dubtonic Kru “Evolution”
Sannhet “Known Flood”
Various Artists “Frank Fairfield’s Pawn Records Presents : Turn Me Loose – Outsiders of “Old-Time” Music”

Also out now are vinyl copies of these Nuclear Blast titles:
Orchid “The Mouths of Madness” 2-LP
Kadavar “Abra Kadavar” LP
Immolation “Kingdom of Conspiracy” LP

Boards Of Canada Release Their New Video ‘Reach For The Dead’

May 23rd, 2013

BOC reach for the dead


First broadcast at midnight in Tokyo’s Shibuya district to a crowd of several hundred, you can now listen to Boards of Canada’s first new music in seven years online. “Reach for the Dead” is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ and is accompanied by a film by Neil Krug.


Download hi-res artwork and photos here.

01. Gemini
02. Reach For The Dead
03. White Cyclosa
04. Jacquard Causeway
05. Telepath
06. Cold Earth
07. Transmisiones Ferox
08. Sick Times
09. Collapse
10. Palace Posy
11. Split Your Infinities
12. Uritual
13. Nothing Is Real
14. Sundown
15. New Seeds
16. Come To Dust
17. Semena Mertvykh

New Releases – Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21st, 2013

How excellent was everyone’s long weekends? Very excellent, right? Good, let’s hit it. Melbourne band The Cat Empire mix a number of world influences, from jazz to funk, ska to latin, into their latest full length ‘Steal The Light’. Catch TCE during their Canadian tour throughout July. Canadian blues rock outfit Ross Neilsen Band returns with ‘Resurrection’ featuring Ross’ in-your-face guitar and a tight rhythm section. Finally we have two compilations featuring a number of well known rock and country artists respectively. ‘Guitar Heroes and Rock Legends’ and ‘Certified #1 Country Hits Vol. II’ are both completely filled-out triple-CD albums.

The Cat Empire “Steal The Light”
Ross Neilsen Band “Resurrection”
Various Artists “Guitar Heroes and Rock Legends”
Various Artists “Certified #1 Country Hits Vol. II”

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New Releases – Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14th, 2013

We have quite a huge lineup of releases this week so let’s hit it! The Boxer Rebellion return with ‘Promises’ the bands 4th studio release, moving away from previously dark soundscapes and towards soaring hi-fi pieces. Canadian DJ deadmau5 follows up the success of the ‘At Play’ series with ‘At Play In The USA Vol. 1′ a tribute to our southern neighbours. The compilation delves into his early collection alongside work from Melleefresh, Bill Newton-Davis, and Steve Duda (from the BSOD collab). UK producer Bibio (Stephen Wilkinson), now 7 records deep, releases the aptly titled ‘Silver Wilkinson’ a diverse set of electronic, instrumental guitar, and dance hits which (in my humble opinion) is one of the most interesting mixes of genres on a record I’ve heard in a while.

The Boxer Rebellion “Promises”
deadmau5 “deadmau5 At Play In The USA Vol. 1″
Bibio “Silver Wilkinson”

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
John Grant “Pale Green Ghosts”
Immolation “Kingom Of Conspiracy”
Three Loco “Three Loco EP”
David Myles “In The Nighttime”
Barclay James Harvest “Caught Live”
Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor “The Colonel & The Govenor”
Jah Cure “World Cry”
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood “Black Pudding”
The Band “Best of Volume II”
Orchid “The Mouths of Madness”
Kadavar “Abra Kadavar”
This Sound Will Save You “Let The Night Lead You”
Rhapsody Of Fire “Live – From Chaos To Eternity”
Various Artists “Rock & Roll Beginnings”
Various Artists “All Time Greatest Blues Songs”

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Announce New Album Out August 6th

May 9th, 2013

Listen to track ‘Retreat’ HERE!
Pre-order ‘Give The People What They Want’ HERE

‘Give The People What They Want’ is certainly an appropriate title for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings‘ upcoming release. After more than a decade of nearly constant recording, collaborating, and touring as one of the most formidable and consequential live acts performing today, they know what their audience wants from them.  They know, because it’s what they want, too.
This Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ je ne sais quoi – which has attracted everyone from Prince to Beck to John Legend to Michael Bublé, not to mention countless fans is found both on stage and in the recording booth. In the three years since the last release, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have played major festivals, arenas and clubs all over the world including The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and multiple sold-out nights at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The band has also been featured on multitudes of television shows from The Colbert Report to Tavis Smiley and the Tonight Show.

After two year of touring behind 2010′s lauded I Learned The Hard Way, the band reconvened at home in Bushwick’s Daptone House of Soul Studios to begin work on their fifth album. The ten songs delivered here are seasoned with the unbridled soul you’ve come to expect, even need from the 11-piece band, yet there’s a freshness in the band’s performance and songwriting that gives the group’s fifth studio album a unique feel, unlike anything they have released to date. “Retreat!”, a dark up-tempo mover whose ominous stomping and lush arrangement will demand your full attention, “We Get Along” a classic anthemic feel-good number, and “Stranger To My Happiness” a perfect example of the studio expertise that defines the band and their sound. The sharp danceable funk grooves stick to your bones, the fervent, impassioned singing goes straight to your heart; and those sweet soul hooks stay in your head for days on end. What more could anyone ask for?
Give the people what they want, indeed.

Give The People What They Want – Track Listing
1. Retreat!
2. Stranger to My Happiness
3. We Get Along
4. You’ll Be Lonely
5. Now I See
6. Making Up and Breaking Up
7. Get Up and Get Out
8. Long Time, Wrong Time
9. People Don’t Get What They Deserve
10. Slow Down Love

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Tour Dates *CDN dates are bolded
May 19 -  Brooklyn, NY – The Great Googa Mooga Festival
May 26 – Aptos, CA – Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 27 – Council Bluffs, IA – River’s Edge Park
June 6 – Long Beach, CA – Ink ‘N’ Iron Festival
June 15/16 – Croton on Hudson, NY – Clearwater Festival
June 25 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
June 27 – Toronto, ON – TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival
June 28/29 – Rochester, NY – Rochester International Jazz Festival
June 30 – Cleveland, OH – Cain Park
July 3 – Montreal, QC – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
July 4 – Quebec City, QC – D’Youville Square
July 6 – Newport, RI – Newport Yachting Centre
July 7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Brach Casino Ballroom
July 12 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Basilica Block Party

New Releases – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7th, 2013

Another bright and sunny Tuesday we get to make ever better with some sweet new releases. Swedish horror metal band F.K.Ü have 2 releases, “4: The Rise of the Mosh Mongers” their latest razor-sharp thrash record, as well as the re-release of “Where Moshers Dwell”. Aesop Rock side project The Uncluded, a collaboration with Kimya Dawson fromerly of The Moldy Peaches, released their studio debut “Hokey Fright”. Blues harmonica legend James Cotton has released the new album “Cotton Mouth Man” almost 50 years after the release of his debut “Cut You Loose!”

F.K.Ü “4: The Rise of the Mosh Mongers”
The Uncluded “Hokey Fright”
James Cotton “Cotton Mouth Man”


Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Mr. Dibbs “Deadworld Reborn”
Armin van Buuren & Friends “A State of Trance 600″
F.K.U “Where Moshers Dwell” Re-Release
Delain “Interlude”
Atrocity “Okkult”
Various Artists “Balance Presents Jozif”
Havoc “13″
Lisa Page Brooks “Ready”
Various Artists “The Beatles As Performed By”
Various Artists “Pink Floyd The Wall As Performed By”