New Releases – Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26th, 2016

Various Artists God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson CD 
Donovan Woods Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled CD | Vinyl | Digital
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Various Artists Trance 100 – 2016 4CD
Toronzo Cannon The Chicago Way CD
CTM Suite For A Young Girl LP
Caleb Caudle Carolina Ghost LP
Julien Baker Sprained Ankle LP
Various Artists #1′s Of The 50′s CD
Drug Church Hit Your Head LP
Household Time Spent LP
Donovan Woods Portland Maine Digital
Bullion Loop The Loop CD LP
Exec The Limber Real LP
Palace Winter Medication LP
HÔN White Lion LP
Brevner Brevner [EP] Digital
Victoria+Jean Divine Love Digital 
Victoria+Jean Where We Belong Digital 

Ron Hawkins Announces Spit Sputter And Sparkle Out March 25, 2016

February 25th, 2016

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Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. Ron will release his new album, Spit Sputter and Sparkle, showcasing his exemplary skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody. Slated for a March 25th, 2016 release via Pheromone Recordings, the album features 11 new originals, including the first single, Beautiful Girl. Spit Sputter and Sparkle will be available for pre-order at soon.

The new album was primarily recorded at Ron’s 55 Below home studio with Ron taking care of all vocals and instrumentation. “My little home studio is only nine feet by nine feet but it’s packed with toys and musical goodies. It’s a bit like going down the rabbit hole.” Ron continues: “I spent the better part of a year down that rabbit hole and when I came out the other side Spit Sputter and Sparkle was born.”

As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist of Canada’s legendary Lowest of the Low, Ron has enjoyed many accolades through the years. Chart Magazine honoured the group’s 1991 debut album, Shakespeare My Butt, with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time, Ron has received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2000), and has been voted Songwriter of the Year by NOW Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2000 and once again in 2015. In 2008 Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for Shakespeare My Butt.

Spit Sputter and Sparkle is Ron’s 15th album of original material and due to lift him onto the musical pedestal he has clearly earned.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

March 25-26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (Lowest of the Low)
March 29 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre (Ron Hawkins/duo)
March 30 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 01 – Edmonton, AB – The Almanac  (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 02 – Camrose, AB – Bailey Theatre  (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 03 – Red Deer, AB – The Hideout  (Ron Hawkins/duo)
April 07 – Picton, ON – The Regent Theatre (Lowest of the Low)
April 08 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual (Lowest of the Low)
April 14 – Toronto – The Rivoli SHOWCASE  (Ron & Do Good Assassins)
April 15-16 – Toronto – The Rivoli (Ron & Do Good Assassins)
April 22 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom  (Lowest of the Low)
April 23 – Buffalo, NY – Leopard Lounge  (Ron Hawkins/band)
April 30 – Owen Sound, ON – Heartwood Concert Hall (Lowest of the Low)
May 13 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina (Lowest of the Low)
May 28 – Niagara Falls, ON – Springlicious Festival (Lowest of the Low)

Spit Sputter and Sparkle Track List:

1. Beautiful Girl
2. Sliver
3. Chrome
4. Swamp
5. Till It Kills Ya
6. City of Lies
7. Strum and Drag
8. Sunflowers
9. Sweet Simple Life
10. Ten Speed Girl
11. Constellations

Download Hi-Res Promo PhotoHERE

Download Hi-Res Album Cover ArtHERE

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For more information, please contact:
Beth Cavanagh

Manager, National Media Relations
MapleMusic Recordings|Fontana North
O: 416.718.6549

C: 416.803.768

Brian Eno’s New Album The Ship To Be Released April 29 On Warp Records & Fontana North

February 24th, 2016

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Photo: Shamil Tanna, 2016

“Humankind seems to teeter between hubris and paranoia: the hubris of our ever-growing power contrasts with the paranoia that we’re permanently and increasingly under threat. At the zenith we realise we have to come down again…we know that we have more than we deserve or can defend, so we become nervous. Somebody, something is going to take it all from us: that is the dread of the wealthy. Paranoia leads to defensiveness, and we all end up in the trenches facing each other across the mud.” – Brian Eno

The Ship, the new album by Brian Eno, will be released on Friday, April 29th, 2016 via Warp Records/Fontana North. The Ship is Eno’s first solo record since 2012′s Grammy-nominated LUX. Originally conceived from experiments with three dimensional recording techniques and formed in two, interconnected parts, The Ship is almost as much musical novel as traditional album. Eno brings together beautiful songs, minimalist ambience, physical electronics, omniscient narratives and technical innovation into a single, cinematic suite. The result is the very best of Eno, a record without parallel in his catalogue.

“On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space. (more…)

Listen To Bibio’s New Single Town & Country

February 19th, 2016



Bibio is sharing more new music from his forthcoming album, A Mineral Love (out April 1st on Warp Records/Fontana North), in the form of third single, Town & Country, which premiered via KCRW’s Morning Becomes EclecticTown & Country follows up previous singles Petals and Feeling and harks back to Bibio’s escape from London 13 years ago, how he built his sound and ethos around a longing for country living, which has helped shape the recording techniques he’s used throughout his career and embodied in A Mineral Love. Bibio explains in detail after the break.

Pre-Order A Mineral Love:
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Bibio recently reissued Fi and Ambivalence Avenue on vinyl.
You can order them here: Fi | Ambivalence Avenue


Jim Bryson Releases New Video For The Depression Dance

February 19th, 2016



Stream ‘Somewhere We Will Find Our Place’ NOW on
The Depression Dance Video Premieres on
Order New Album Via iTunes HERE
Toronto, ON – February 18, 2016 – Jim Bryson kicks off 3 sold out shows tonight at Quitters Coffee Shop in Stittsville to celebrate the release of his anticipated new album ‘Somewhere We Will Find Our Place‘ out tomorrow (Feb 19) via Fixed Hingedand Fontana North. This morning premiered the new video for the trackThe Depression Dance, and head over to for an exclusive First Play of the album. Jim will return to Toronto on Thursday, February 25th for two shows at The Burdock – details are below. The album is available at: andiTunes.
To bring this record to life, Jim elicited the help of Charles Spearin (Do Make Say ThinkBroken Social Scene) and Grammy Winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes) to flesh out and rethink how songs would and could be presented. The Ottawa Citizen declares: “Somewhere We Will Find Our Place is about change, about trying new things. It may be Bryson’s best album yet, the soundtrack to him as he moves back home, builds a shed, breaks a leg, and finds his place.” The Winnipeg Free Press had this to say: “…Bryson’s music still rings with hope and optimism, as much in its performance and delivery as in the lyrics he writes and sings.”
Upcoming Show Info:
February 18, Quitters, Stittsville, ON | SOLD OUT
February 19, Quitters, Stittsville, ON | SOLD OUT
February 20, Quitters, Stittsville, ON | SOLD OUT
February 25, The Burdock, Toronto, ON (Early) | Tickets
February 25, The Burdock, Toronto, ON (Late) | Tickets 

For more information, please contact:
Beth Cavanagh, MapleMusic Recordings/Fontana North
O: 416.718.6549
C: 416.803.7685

New Releases- Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19th, 2016

Jim Bryson Somewhere We Will Find Our Place CD | Vinyl | Digital
Jordan Klassen 
Javelin CD | Vinyl | Digital
The Starting Line Anyways EP Vinyl | Digital


Shred Kelly Sing To The Night Digital
The Jordan Patterson Band The Back On Track Recording Project CD | Digital
John Dahlback Saga CD
Cavern Of Anti-Matter void beats / invocation trex CD | 3LP
James Brown Ultimate Legends-Live CD
John Holt 1000 Volts Of Holt CD
Poor Nameless Boy Bravery CD
Motorhead Ace Of Spades Vinyl
Amy Lee RECOVER vol.1 Digital
Alphanaut Electricity – Remixed Digital
Michael Feuerstack Adult Lullabies Digital
LMNO Motherboard Digital
The Small Glories Wondrous Traveler Digital
Victoria+Jean Härligt Sverige Digital Single
Mas Ysa Arrows (Love Thy Brother Remix) Digital Single

Tim Moxam Set To Release Soft Summer On April 29

February 17th, 2016

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Singer-songwriter Tim Moxam is set to release his debut full-length, Soft Summer, on April 29th via Roaring Girl Records/Fontana North. The album features a stunning group of 10 original songs, including the new single, Bones. The video for Bones recently premiered on Live In Limbo and they warn that ”You’re going to immediately want to jump into bed and twirl around with a loved one as soon as it’s over.” The album can be pre-ordered now on iTunes and will include instant grat tracks, Meant To Be and Bones. Tim recently shared the stage with Coeur de Pirate for a sold out show in Waterloo, ON and tonight he opens for The Strumbellas at Meaford Hall, followed by a February 24th show at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern as part of Paquin Presents. Details below.


New Releases- Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12th, 2016

Nick Carter 19 in 99 Digital Single
Frank Turner Ten For Ten CD
Maestro Fresh Wes Coach Fresh Digital Single

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Silver Snakes Saboteur CD | LP
Various Baby’s Relaxation 3CD
Sultans of String Luna CD | Digital
Sultans of String Yalla Yalla! CD | Digital
Sultans of String MOVE CD | Digital
Sultans of String Symphony! CD | Digital
Mu II Digital
Lady Low And They Say Romance Is Dead Digital

Peaches Releases Cinematic, Ritualistic Video For “Free Drink Ticket”

February 11th, 2016

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“Boys Wanna Be Her” Is The Theme for New TBS late night show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Watch “Free Drink Ticket” via DAZED; “The Realest Break Up Song Out There”

RUB video on top 20 list for Prism Prize

Peaches’ new video for “Free Drink Ticket” explores the darker side of her 2015 LP ‘Rub.’ The video was choreographed by and features Ryan Heffington, who choreographed Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” as well as recent videos for Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine. Sara Sachs, who is the brain behind the state of the art fashion house Moonspoon Saloon, makes her directorial debut. She also designed all of the videos costumes. DAZED calls the video a “Gothic silent film-style piece of art” and says it “gives us a piece of Peaches we’ve never seen before.” Peaches is creating a music video for each of the 11 songs from ‘Rub’; this is the sixth video for the album. The video for RUB has been voted into the top 20 for the Prism Prize.

Peaches says of the song and video: “‘Free Drink Ticket’ is the darkest and most poetic song I have ever written. For the video, it was important to demonstrate that if you hold onto the bitterness that you feel from a monster who has hurt you, then you will become the monster that you are trying to shed. Sara Sachs and I drew from dramatic images from Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Le Testament d’Orphée.” 


Kevin Hearn Begins Tour Dates With Ron Sexsmith

February 8th, 2016

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This month Kevin Hearn will be hitting the road with Ron Sexsmith in support of his album, Days In Frames (Roaring Girl Records/Fontana North). Kevin will join Ron for six dates, with stops in Moncton, Saint John, Halifax, Woodstock, Waterloo and St. Catharines. He’ll also spend two nights headlining at Toronto’s Burdock on February 19th and 20th. Further details can be found below.

No stranger to touring with Ron, Kevin has shared the stage with him in the past. “Ron’s a good friend of mine and his audiences are wonderful to play for , because they are appreciative of a good song. It has been a pleasure opening his shows so far, and also joining him  onstage to collaborate a little bit.” Kevin will be joined onstage by Hugh Marsh on violin, and Don Kerr on drums. He’ll spend his time travelling by van, seeing the country, and listening to Bob Dylan’s theme time radio hour on CD.