New Releases – Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 24th, 2013

At last night’s Gala Young Galaxy lit up the stage performing songs from their Polaris Prize Shortlisted “Ultramarine” which is now available as a Deluxe Edition. The 21 track re-issue contains the original album and 11 never released tracks and remixes on a limited 2CD. 90′s dream pop darlings Mazzy Star end their 17 year silence with “Seasons of Your Day”. The groups 4th album features all of the original members, as well as appearances from My Bloody Valentine’s Colm Ó Cíosóig and the late Bert Jansch. Setting out this Fall on a huge European and North American tour, visiting Toronto 11/16 at the Danforth Music Hall. Jordan Klassen makes his full length debut with “Repentance” on Nevado Records. The first single “Go To Me” was released this summer with it’s simple yet captivating video, and was quickly remixed by frequent collaborator Teen Daze.

Young Galaxy “Ultramarine” Deluxe Edition
Mazzy Star “Seasons of Your Day”
Jordan Klassen “Repentance”

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Grizzly Bear Confirm ‘Shields:Expanded’ & ‘Shields:B-Sides’ Out Nov.12 Via Warp and Fontana North

September 17th, 2013


Grizzly Bear will follow up their acclaimed iTunes 2012 Album of the Year ‘Shields‘ (Warp/Fontana) with ‘Shields: Expanded’ and ‘Shields: B-Sides,’ out November 12 via Warp and Fontana North.


New Releases – Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 17th, 2013

Liverpool’s extreme metal band Carcass return with the long awaited “Surgical Steel” complete with it’s beautifully-O.C.D. artwork.  The band bring the power of the riff back to metal in a generation of bands chugging rhythms on E-strings. Currently on a small fall tour, a full North American tour is planned for early 2014. Warp Records electronic musician Clark (Chris Clark) has compiled 29 tracks onto “Feast/Beast”. Containing some of his best material including remixes both by and for Clark, the album is available on 2CD and 4LP formats! Hear the likes of Bibio, Battles, HEALTH, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack and more in between the lines of this record. The first new release from Distort Inc. and Fontana North comes from Crossfaith with “Apocalyze”. The Osaka, Japan metal band produced the album with Machine (Lamb Of God, Four Year Strong) who also worked on their “Zion” EP. The band are touring Australia and Europe with Bring Me The Horizon and Of Mice And Men now through early 2014.

Carcass “Surgical Steel”
Clark “Feast/Beast”
Crossfaith “Apocalyze”

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Sights & Sounds Release ‘Silver Door’ on November 4th Via Distort INC. & Fontana North

September 10th, 2013



Sights & Sounds “create stark, almost atmospheric soundscapes that are equal parts anger, aggression and artistic instrumentation” 

- Exclaim! Magazine.

 Sights & Sounds are back with a follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album in 2009, with EP ‘Silver Door‘ out November 4th via Distort INC. and Fontana North.  ’Silver Door’ is a collection of songs which are as beautiful as they are powerful whilst staying true to their post-hardcore and punk influences.


New Releases – Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 10th, 2013

Following the loss of best friend and lead guitarist Mike Scaccia, Ministry locked themselves in the studio to finish their 13th and final record “From Beer To Eternity”. Out now on several sweet formats including CD jewel and digipack, vinyl on black or clear vinyl and the Fanbox. The mini-coffin Fanbox edition contains the album on CD, a rosary, prayer cards, and a prayer candle, all Ministry branded. Armin Van Buuren has collected the past four years of his “A State of Trance” year mixes onto the 8 CD “ASOT Year Mix 2009-2012″. This 44 track collection mixes almost 800 of the hottest songs of the 4 years. Following up 2011′s “Separation” is Balance and Composure with their new record “The Things We Think We’re Missing”. Catch them on tour with Title Fight as they come through Toronto October 8th at the Mod Club.

Ministry “From Beer To Eternity”
Armin Van Buuren “ASOT Year Mix 2009-2012″
Balance and Composure “The Things We Think We’re Missing”

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Mazzy Star Announces North American Tour & Releases New Album ‘Seasons Of Your Day’ on September 24

September 9th, 2013

Pre-Order ‘Seasons Of Your Day’ Via iTunes HERE

 Mazzy Star recently announced the worldwide release of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, ’Seasons Of Your Day’ on September 24th. In support of the new album, Mazzy Star are taking to the road for a full North American tour of multiple cities including Los Angeles on November 7th, Toronto on November 16th, and Montreal on November 17th .


New Releases – Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 3rd, 2013

LA desert rock band Vista Chino (formerly Kyuss Lives!) make their Napalm Records debut with “Peace”. The metal band is on tour now promoting the album and new name and come through Toronto September 21st. Royal Canoe return with their sophomore record “Today We’re Believers” whose single “Bathtubs” features one of the coolest videos I’ve seen all year. Don’t miss their fall tour with Alt-J and !!!. Paris has hidden electro godfather Jackson and His Computerband since 2005, but he returns to the limelight with “Glow”. Appearing on Pitchfork out of nowhere with first single “Vista”, Jackson has since began playing throughout France with a North American tour slated for winter 2013.

Vista Chino “Peace”
Royal Canoe “Today We’re Believers”
Jackson and His Computerband “Glow”

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