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FAST ROMANTICS – AMERICAN LOVE

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2016 Socan National Songwriting Prize winner for first single, “Julia”. Current focus single, “Why We Fight”, #25 at Canadian Alt radio, held #1 spot on CBC 2 chart for 2 straight weeks, and is Top 10 on SiriusXM Grocery List countdown CBC Q premiered the latest track, “Everybody’s Trying To Steal Your Heart”, on March 24 Official video for “Everybody’s Trying To Steal Your Heart” to be shot in April. Direct support for Said the Whale on Canadian tour, starting March 31 with 2 shows in Toronto (1st one already sold out)  

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FEIST – PLEASURE

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FEIST – PLEASURE

The four time Grammy nominee and eleven time Juno award winner returns with a new album called “Pleasure” out on April 28th. Pleasure, Feist’s 4th LP, is an exploration into emotional limits  Loneliness, private ritual, secrets, shame, mounting pressures, disconnect, tenderness, rejection, care and the lack thereof. It is a dense, heartwrenching album that pushes the boundaries of the singer songwriter genre. It was produced by Feist, Mocky, and Renaud Letang.

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GORILLAZ – HUMANZ

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GORILLAZ – HUMANZ

Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Parlophone Records. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are - as always - joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.    

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JOHN MELLENCAMP – SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES

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Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd fulllength album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, on Republic Records. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide ranging musings on life. John Mellencamp is an authentic voice of American music and master storyteller with a commitment to creating traditional rock & roll, bittersweet songs of happiness and melancholia, and fervent political dissent. His passions and experiences resonate beautifully in this showcase of his music. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is produced by John Mellencamp. Mellencamp’s new single is “Grandview” featuring Country music star Martina McBride. He released the track, Easy Target in January as a continuation of Mellencamp’s journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plainspoken song. The video's release occurred on the eve of the inauguration. The song focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement as ...

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OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW – 50 YEARS OF BLONDE ON BLONDE

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Old Crow Medicine Show will be releasing 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, which is their own take on Bob Dylan’s classic album. Recorded LIVE at the CMA Theater, inside Nashville’s historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Mixed by GRAMMY Award-winning Ted Hutt and Ryan Mall. 2X GRAMMY® Award-Winners (Including Best Folk Album in 2014) Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award-Winners Platinum-Selling Artist for the single “Wagon Wheel” Grand Ole Opry Members since 2013 LP version is two 180 gram discs with download insert in a gatefold sleeve.

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MEW – VISUALS

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MEW – VISUALS

Mew frontman Jonas Bjerre has worked on the projections for the band’s live shows since their early days. Usually, the Danish trio finish an album and Bjerre gets to work on the visuals. For their seventh record, though, the singer decided to turn things upside down, working on the visuals first and seeing if they informed the music. The resultant record feels like a culmination for one of rock’s most ambitious and inventive groups: Visuals is where Bjerre and his bandmates, bassist Johan Wohlert and drummer Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen, join the dots of a career that has spanned over two decades. “We do everything on this album ourselves,” says Bjerre. “We produced it ourselves, I did the artwork, I’m doing the visuals. Visuals felt like a fitting title. I like the idea that each song has a visual aspect to it somehow.” Mew have a tradition of, as Bjerre puts it, hiding away in a cave for three ...

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XAVIER RUDD – LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS

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'Live In The Netherlands' is the start to finish live set from Xavier Rudd's incredible 28 date sold out European tour through the summer of 2016, recorded on the final night of the tour in Utrecht. During these shows, Xavier and his band took their audience on a journey through 18 of his greatest songs throughout his career including 'Come Let Go', 'Spirit Bird', the global hit 'Follow the Sun' and a brilliant cover of crowd favorite 'No Woman No Cry". With Xavier delivering lead vocals, guitar, Weissenborn, yidaki (didgeridoo), harmonica and stompbox, he was backed by Charles Wall (AKA Bobby Alu) on drums, percussion and backing vocals and Ant Aggs on keys and piano.

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WILLIE NELSON – GOD’S PROBLEM CHILD

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The country music legend will release a new album God’s Problem Child on April 28, featuring several collaborations with his long-time producer Buddy Cannon, and song writing credits from the likes of Gary Nicholson, Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White. Willie Nelson’s 9th album for Legacy Recordings and his first to debut allnew songs since ‘Band of Brothers’ in 2014. God’s Problem Child includes 13 new songs, including seven recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer. The album’s title track, penned by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White, includes vocals by both writers and the legendary Leon Russell. Closing the album is “He Won’t Ever Be Gone,” a song written by Gary Nicholson that pays tribute to Willie’s outlaw country comrade, Merle Haggard. Playing at Big Valley Jamboree (Alberta) and Rockin’ River Music Fest(British Columbia).

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RON SEXSMITH – THE LAST RIDER

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Three-time Juno award winner Ron Sexsmith will be releasing his new album, The Last Rider on Friday, April 21, this, Ron’s thirteenth studio recording was co-produced at The Bathouse Studios in Kingston, Ontario by longtime drummer and collaborator Don Kerr and Sexsmith. The album is his first album to include Ron’s touring band. “At this point, it’s just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything I want to say,” says Sexsmith. “But having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway.” Since making his major-label debut in 1995, Ron Sexsmith has become recognized worldwide as one of Canada’s most renowned songwriters. He counts among his fans Elvis Costello, Elton John and Paul McCartney and has amassed no less than eight Juno Award nominations as Songwriter of the Year.

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IMELDA MAY – LIFE LOVE FLESH BLOOD

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IMELDA MAY – LIFE LOVE...

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Imelda May is a unique vocal talent, one whose gift lies outside the normal order of pop culture time and trends. Inspired by the sounds of vocal jazz a la Billie Holiday and the sound and looks of rockabilly, May began performing with the swing outfit Blue Harlem, and released a handful of independent CDs before scoring attention in 2007 with her nomination for an award as Best Burlesque Singer as well as the release of her more official debut, Love Tattoo. The album, featuring her strong backing band comprised of players Dave Priseman, Darrell Higham, Al Gare, and Steve Rushton, was critically and commercially well received, leading to some high‐profile live gigs, including hitting the road with Jools Holland.  

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