March 29th, 2017

Vicktory Music Group & Fontana NorthTORONTO, ON – March 29, 2017 – Fontana North, the distribution division of Cadence Music Group, is pleased to announce a distribution deal with the brand new label Vicktory Music Group for their upcoming compilation releases that will focus on dance and international genres, while capitalizing on brand partnerships with the likes of Z103.5 and MC Mario.

Vicktory Music Group have secured upcoming compilation releases with Z103.5 for the spring and fall. To date, Z103.5 has sold more than 500k compilations. On the upcoming release, Z103.5′s DJ Danny D says, ”We are excited to work with Nick and to bring back what the PEOPLE have been asking for! This is sure to be the soundtrack of the summer!” VMG will also be working alongside MC Mario for his upcoming summer release. MC Mario has sold more than 1.2 million records in Canada, and is thrilled to be working alongside the new label. ”To say that music is facing immense challenges is an understatement… I’m excited about this new partnership with Nick and returning to what we do best,” says MC Mario.

Vicktory Music Group is founded and led by Nick Nunes who has over 16 years of major label music experience within Canada working with Universal Music and Sony Music. He has managed several releases that have broken out of Canada onto the worldwide stage and has achieved countless Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum successes with global superstar artists such as: Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, LMFAO, Madonna, and brands such as: MuchDance, Now!, Country Hits, American Idol, The Voice and many more.

“Partnering with Fontana North is an exciting opportunity which fits the vision and entrepreneurial spirit of Vicktory Music Group, I’m thrilled about our brand partnerships with Z103 and MC Mario and look forward to embarking on this new venture,” says Nunes.

Cadence Music Group CEO, Iain Taylor, on the new deal says, “Having known Nick for years and knowing his enthusiasm for dance music, we’re delighted to have his new venture distributed through Fontana North.”

Fontana North, was founded in 2006 and is based in Toronto. The company is part of the Cadence Music Group and has been honoured six times as Independent Music Distributor of the Year at the Canadian Music Industry Awards.


March 27th, 2017

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TORONTO, ON – March 27, 2017 - Toronto hard rock punk-metallers Sumo Cyco are set to release their full-length Opus Mar, this Friday, March 31st via Radio Ghost Music. In advance of the release, they have shared “Kids of Calamity” via The Strombo Show – listen here. Fans can listen to a preview and track x track of the album on the band’s Youtube page here.

After a month of touring overseas in the UK and Europe, the band will return to Toronto to play Canadian Music Week on April 21st at The Bovine Sex Club.

Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James “LeRock” Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), Opus Mar fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by front woman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. Sumo Cyco independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 255% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of previous single ‘Anti-Anthem’. The band recently released a video for their single “Move Mountains” that features Benji Webbe of Skindread – watch the wild video here.

Front-woman Sever is the alter ego of former teen-pop sensation and JUNO nominee Skye Sweetnam, who signed to Capitol Records and EMI (Sony/ATV) Publishing at the age of fourteen. She performed in over 25 countries and opened for Britney Spears for 50 dates on the Onyx Hotel Tour, all before her 17th birthday. Skye co-wrote with hit makers such as Max Martin, The Matrix and Tim Armstrong (Rancid). Tim’s hit ‘Into Action’ features Sweetnam on backing vocals. After two full-length albums, Sweetnam decided to shift gears and initiated her departure from the major label.

Since forming, Sumo Cyco have recorded and released over a dozen digital singles to date alongside grindhouse-esque movie videos, which attracted over 2.9 million Youtube views and counting. The band has toured with Mushroomhead, Butcher Babies, Alien Ant Farm, Hed PE, Fozzy, and Nonpoint, to name a few. In the studio, Sumo Cyco has worked with Jag Tanna (I Mother Earth), Julius ‘Juice’ Butty (Alexisonfire) and Matt DeMatteo (Big Wreck).

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New Releases: March 24th, 2017

March 24th, 2017

Craig Finn We All Want The Same Things CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Apocalipstick CD | LP
Felix Cartal Get What You Give iTunes | Spotify

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KNIFEY Sophie iTunes | Spotify
Blutengel Leitbild [2CD Deluxe] 2CD | CD
Coco Montoya Hard Truth CD
Various Artists Trance 100 – 2017 4CD
Various Artists A State Of Trance 800 2CD
Ballyhoo! girls. CD | LP
Boondox The Murder CD | LP
Massive Ego Beautiful Suicide 2CD
Wolf Eyes Feel Undertow CD | LP


New Releases: March 17th, 2017

March 17th, 2017

Lindi Ortega Til The Goin’ Gets Gone iTunes | Spotify
P.O.S. Chill, dummy LP
Bad Boy (Remixes) iTunes| Spotify

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Counterfeit Together We Are Stronger iTunes | Spotify
Johanna Sillanpaa From This Side CD | iTunes | Spotify
Mainline No Substitute CD
Jonny Porter Grave Bird iTunes | Spotify


March 10th, 2017


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TORONTO, ON – March 10, 2017 - North Carolina duo Flagship is happy to share their album The Electric Manreleased today via Bright Antenna Records. Of the album the band explains “The Electric Man is a very special record for us. We really put pieces of ourselves into every single track and there isn’t a single track that suffers from a lack of energy or heart. We truly feel that this is our best music to date and stand behind this record as an audible representation of our growth and hard work up to this point.” For a taste of what to expect, you can check out recently released track “Midnight” here.

The new album, The Electric Man was produced by Joey Waronker, known for his work as the drummer for Beck, REM, Brandon Flowers, Atoms for Peace, Walt Mink, and many others.

Flagship is also happy to announce a U.S. spring tour with MONA, full dates below

Flagship is singer/guitarist Drake Margolnick and drummer Michael Finster.

The band released their debut EP, blackbush, on Bright Antenna in 2012 followed by a self titled full-length in 2013, which was produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out).”Life Underwater”from Flagship reached No. 17 on Sirius XM Alt Nation and the Love Thy Brother remix of the song hit No. 10 on Hype Machine Remix and No. 30 on HypeMachine. “Life Underwater” has also garnered nearly 2 million plays on Spotify and 200,000+ views on YouTube.

Flagship Live:
4.18.17 @ The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
4.21.17 @ Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
4.22.17 @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
4.26.17 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX
4.27.17 @ Stubb’s, Austin, TX
4.30.17 @ The High Watt, Nashville, TN
5.02.17 @ Subterranean, Chicago, IL
5.03.17 @ Shelter, Detroit, MI
5.06.17 @ The Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY
5.08.17 @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
5.10.17 @ The Hollow, Albany, NY

Supporting MONA

Listen to The Electric Man here.

New Releases: March 10th, 2017

March 10th, 2017

Hurray For The Riff Raff The Navigator CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Shobaleader One Elektrac 2CD | 2LP | iTunes | Spotify
Flagship The Electric Man CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

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Craig Finn God In Chicago iTunes | Spotify
(Available as of March 8th, 2017)
Benjamin Booker Witness (feat. Mavis Staples) Apple Music | Spotify
(Available as of March 9th, 2017)
Felix Cartal ft. Ofelia K Drifitng Away (JackLNDN Remix) Apple Music | Spotify
The Junction Who Am I iTunes | Spotify
Close Talker Okay Hollywood Apple Music | Spotify
Vanrip Find Your Love Apple Music
Rodrigo y Gabriela Tamacun iTunes | Spotify
Tender Erode Apple Music | Spotify
DARENOTS Song 2 Apple Music | Spotify
David Myles So Far CD
Ray Charles Anthology 3CD
Murs Captain California CD
Low Roar Bones iTunes | Spotify
Big Miller & Tommy Banks Legacy iTunes | Spotify

New Releases: March 3rd, 2017

March 3rd, 2017

Chicano Batman Freedom Is Free CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify
Lindi Ortega Til The Goin’ Gets Gone iTunes | Spotify
Jordan Klassen Curses iTunes | Spotify


Murray McLauchlan Love Can’t Tell Time CD
Flagship Midnight iTunes 
Krief Luna (French Version) iTunes | Spotify
Flagship You Shook Me All Night Long iTunes | Spotify
Tim Kasher No Resolution CD
Various Artists Xtra Mile High Club Vol.8: To The North Spotify
Mélisande [électrotrad] Les millésimes CD
Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie Old Friends CD


March 3rd, 2017



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Toronto, ON – March 2, 2017 - Low Roar – the name under which Ryan Karazija records and performs – is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new album. Once In A Long, Long While… will be released via Nevado Music on April 14. In advance of the album he is sharing the album’s first single, “Bones.”

Listen to “Bones”

In support of Once In A Long, Long While…, Low Roar will be touring North America with San Fermin, and will playing an additional headline show on April 6 in Mexico City at Foro Normandie to celebrate the release. The San Fermin tour kicks off April 11 in Toronto at The Great Hall, and concludes with a 2-night run at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on May 15 and 16. Stops along the way will include, Winnipeg on April 15, Calgary on April 17, Edmonton on April 18, Vancouver on April 20, and more. All dates listed below and an album pre-order is now available.

Penned in Mexico, today’s single “Bones” begins with a delicate piano punctuated by glitches as Ryan sings, “I’m exactly where I want to be, but I’m a long way from home.” As the beat builds, he duets with Icelandic songstress Jófríður Ákadóttir [aka JFDR, Samaris, Pascal Pinon, whom Bjork recently named as her inspiration ], yielding a haunting and heavenly harmony.

“I was in Sweden until March [of 2016] and I then wound up in Warsaw, Poland, which brought me full circle,” he recalls. “A recent relationship had just ended. ‘Bones’ tells this story. You’re in a relationship and you don’t want it to end, but your significant other does. That’s the way it is.”

Once In A Long, Long While… is the follow up to 2014′s 0, which earned Karazija a large new audience after his music was discovered by iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima. Kojima used Low Roar’s “I’ll Keep Coming” and “Easy Way Out” on two high-profile trailers in 2016 for his Death Stranding video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and director Guillermo del Toro.

Born in the Bay Area to a mother of Mexican descent and a Lithuanian father, the frontman spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before relocating to Iceland in 2010 where he recorded Low Roar’s self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, 0, in a converted garage in 2014 before going on to grace the stages of ATP, Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, Lowlands, Iceland Airwaves, and beyond.

After touring the world in support of 0, Karazija spent most of 2016 as a solo traveler, visiting everywhere from Iceland, Sweden, and Poland, to the Bay Area, and Mexico before settling permanently in Warsaw. During this time, he carefully assembled his third full-length record.  ”I was alone for most of the process,” Ryan affirms. “There were a lot of great things that happened, and there were a lot of bad things that happened. There were really beautiful moments like the birth of my nephew, and there were really hard moments as I dealt with relationship changes. It helped to get it all out. I don’t think I would’ve made the same record if I was in one place.”


In the midst of these travels, he entered a London studio for a week in April with longtime collaborator Mike Lindsay [Tunng]. Recording wrapped with a final three-day session at producer/mixer Andrew Scheps’ [Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Hozier] studio in Wales at the end of August.

“This was the first time I recorded in a professional studio with these guys,” he goes on. “It was the first time that Mike, Andrew, and myself all worked in the same room. When the record was done, we turned the lights off, put the Christmas lights on, listened, and each had a bourbon. It was pretty emotional.”

Ultimately, Once In A Long, Long While... reflects Low Roar at Ryan’s rawest. “I didn’t think that much about it,” he leaves off. “I just needed to get these songs out. I was documenting my life as it was happening.”

Low Roar North American Tour with San Fermin

(** w/o San Fermin)

4/6 – Mexico City – Foro Normandie** 

4/11 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall  
4/12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall 
4/14 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar 
4/15 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre 
4/17 – Calgary, AB – Festival Hall 
4/18 – Edmonton, AB – The Needle 
4/20 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret   
4/21 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile 
4/22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge 
4/24 – San Francisco, CA – Independent 
4/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
4/27 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah 
4/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar -
4/29 – El Paso. TX – Lowbrow Palace 
5/1 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall
5/2 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
5/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall 
5/6 – Nashville, TN – The Basement**
5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Park Tavern – FREE
5/9 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater 
5/10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum 
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live 
5/13 – Brooklyn, NY -Brooklyn Steel 
5/15 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
5/16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall 

Low Roar European Tour
5/23 – Paris, France – Badaboum
5/24 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
5/25 – Cologne, Germany – Artheater
5/26 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
5/29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
5/30 – Lille, France – Splendid Club
5/31 – London, United Kingdom – XOYO
6/02 – Bristol, United Kingdom – The Exchange
6/03 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club
6/04 – Brighton, United Kingdom – The Hope & Ruin
6/06 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu Club
6/08 – Poznań, Poland – Spot
6/09 – Warsaw, Poland – Niebo
6/10 – Sopot, Poland – Seazone Festival

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Pre-Order Once In A Long, Long While… HERE