New Releases – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29th, 2013

Let’s begin today’s massive list of new releases with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan‘s sophomore record “UZU”. The first tune from the NOW Magazine NNNNN-rated album came in the shape shifting single “One” whose video premiered on Noisey. Available on a limited edition red vinyl, grab your copy quick! Edmonton/Victoria based Zerbin make their Fontana debut with the “Touch” EP in advance of their anticipated sophomore record out next year. Featuring classic stadium guitar riffs and very catchy hooks the band has refined their core songwriting team between Jason Zerbin and Peter Mol. Watch the very funny video for “Take Your Heart” from the EP here. One of Canada’s leading extreme metal bands Kataklysm keep going strong, loud and fast after 20 years with their 11th album “Waiting For The End To Come”. CD copies of the album include exclusive bonus track “The American Way”. The band is on a North American tour with Sepultura throughout November, coming to Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre November 15th.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “UZU”
Zerbin “Touch”
Kataklysm “Waiting For The End To Come”

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 22nd, 2013

Due to popular demand, Warp Records has reissued the seminal Boards Of Canada catalogue on vinyl. Today sees the full length LPs ‘Music Has The Right To Children’, ‘Geogaddi’, and ‘The Campfire Headphase’ released, with the EPs to come November 19th. Each copy comes with a download code and an original BOC sticker design from the era. Digital fans don’t have to fret – the albums have also been added to Rdio for streaming today. Montreal producer CFCF (Mike Silver) makes his second appearance on our new releases this year following up his ‘Music For Objects’ EP with the full length ‘Outside’. The LP, his first since 2009, is the also the first to feature Silver’s vocals on the majority of the tracks. Going strong since 2004 ‘Universal Religion Chapter 7′ captures the sold-out A State of Trance nights on Ibiza recorded live at the world-famous Club Privilege. Through 2 outstanding mixes, Armin van Buuren takes the listeners on a musical journey with exclusive, custom-made tunes and remixes by some of the world’s most gifted producers, as well as a brand new Armin van Buuren remix and two of his latest mash-ups.

Boards Of Canada ‘Music Has The Right To Children’
Boards Of Canada ‘Geogaddi’
Boards Of Canada ‘The Campfire Headphase’
CFCF ‘Outside’
Armin Van Buuren ‘Universal Religion 7′

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New Releases – Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15th, 2013

Thrash pioneers Testament release the CD/DVD of their show at The Paramount, Long Island from earlier this year on ‘The Dark Roots of Thrash’. Performing material from their earliest to last years ‘The Dark Roots Of Earth’, the band is in their element live. Catch them on tour with Lamb Of God and Killswitch Engage October through November, kicking it off in Toronto October 22nd at the Kool Haus. The Best New Music-labeled record ‘Virgins’ comes to us from Montreal ambient musician Tim Hecker. Following up his 2011 Juno Award winning ‘Ravedeath, 1972′ Tim uses ensembles in live performance for the first time to create with woodwinds, pianos, and synthesizers what electronic music does not do naturally: create music that is out of time, out of tune, and out of phase. Warp Records newcomer kwes. (producer Kwesi Sey) has released his debut album ‘ilp.’. Self-described as free-pop: pop songs that can go anywhere, they can sometimes be very noisy, very quiet or somewhere in between, has caused The Guardian to call him “the junior Brian Eno of experimental UK pop”. Make the call for yourself after watching the video for album track ’36′. Below we also have CD reissues from Nuclear Blast Records of the Meshuggah catalog as well as select Soilwork, Sonata Arctica, and Blind Guardian releases.

Testament ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’
Tim Hecker ‘Virgins’
kwes. ‘ilp.’

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Zerbin Release Their New EP ‘Touch’ On October 29th And Announce National Tour

October 10th, 2013

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On October 29th, Zerbin will be releasing their new EP ‘Touch‘ which will be followed by a national tour that kicks off in November. (more…)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Are Back! With A New Record, A New Video & A Monumental Show

October 9th, 2013


‘Give The People What They Want’ To Be Released January 14, 2014

This past spring, Daptone Records and Fontana North had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ ’Give the People What They Want‘ when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to her treatment and recovery. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is Back.

Give the People What They Want‘ is scheduled to drop January 14th, 2014, followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ triumphant return to the stage on February 6th at the Beacon Theater in New York City, their first show in nearly a year.


New Releases – Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8th, 2013

After four years of soul searching while adventuring through the backcountry of Canadian indie-rock, Fast Romantics have put together their second full-length Afterlife Blues. Songs from the Pipe & Hat release have made their way onto Shameless, Breaking In, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars, and their first single, Funeral Song, has already found warm reception in the short time since its online release. Rise Records has a big release week with new records from both Dance Gavin Dance and Dave Hause. One of Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Albums of 2013, Acceptance Speech marks Dance Gavin Dance‘s 6th album in 7 years. 7 years. The entire record is available to stream on YouTube, so have a listen before you buy. Following up Resolution with Devour, Dave Hause (pronounced like pause) has gathered members of Alkaline Trio, Frightened Rabbit, My Morning Jacket, and the Watson Twins as guests on the album. The 180 gram 2LP version also comes with a CD copy enclosed.

Fast Romantics Afterlife Blues
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Dave Hause Devour

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Here are the remaining releases this week from Fontana North:
Anders Osborne Peace
Onslaught VI
Lyfe Jennings LUCID
Daniel Bachman Jesus I’m A Sinner

Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Release ‘An Evening With’ 3-Disc Set Out November 19

October 3rd, 2013


New York Times Best-Selling author Neil Gaiman and International recording artist Amanda “Fucking” Palmer will release a 3-disc set, titled ‘An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer‘ on November 19th.


Roman Remains Announce Debut EP “Energy You” To Be Released November 5

October 2nd, 2013

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Download ‘This Stone Is Starting To Bleed’ HERE

The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss and Toby Butler announce their new project, Roman Remains and debut EP, ‘Energy You‘, available November 5 through H.O.T. Records  Ltd. / Fontana North. ‘Energy You’ will be released on all digital platforms, offering fans a glimpse of what’s to come with a 2014 full length album in the making.


New Releases – Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1st, 2013

Female punk pioneer Joan Jett & the Blackhearts return with their 14th studio album “Unvarnished” which Jett has said is her most autobiographical to date. Dave Grohl and Jane Grace of Against Me also made contributions to the album. Lead single “Any Weather” made its TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Metal supergroup Soulfly come together to release their latest record “Savages” on Nuclear Blast. The Max Cavalera-led band features longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo, bassist Tony Campos and Max’s 20 year-old son Zyon. Brookyln experimental producer Danial Lopatin makes his Warp Records debut as Oneohtrix Point Never with “R Plus Seven”. Lopatin flexes his artistic muscle in the Takeshi Murata created video for single “Problem Areas”. Lopatin recently wrote the score for Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” along with Brian Reitzell. Northern Irish rockers The Answer have also re-issued physical copies of their discography on Napalm Records.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Unvarnished”
Soulfly “Savages”
Oneohtrix Point Never “R Plus Seven”

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