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BUSH – BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS

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Multi-platinum rock band BUSH release their much-anticipated album BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS March 17th on Caroline. Written, recorded and produced by vocalist Gavin Rossdale, the follow-up to 2014’s Man on the Run includes lead single “Mad Love” and the sweeping “Lost In You.” BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada and compiled 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. The band’s North American headline tour kicks off May 4.  

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MILKY CHANCE – BLOSSOM

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MILKY CHANCE – BLOSSOM

MILKY CHANCE — comprised of former schoolmates Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch Second full length album from Multiplatinum German duo MILKY CHANCE Released in November, “Cocoon” is on the fast track to becoming a 2017 smash. On Spotify, the track quickly amassed over 19 million plays and counting, while stirring up 4 million‐plus YouTube/VEVO Song has reached Top 15 at ALT radio here in Canada     Featuring the multiplatinum global hit “Stolen Dance”, 2014’s Sadnecessary earned ecstatic praise from People, Spin, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, BlackBook, and more, solidifying the group as one of the year’s biggest breakout success stories.    

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BELA FLECK – JUNO CONCERTO

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Bela Fleck teams up with the Colorado Symphony conducted by José Luis Gomes. Featuring Brooklyn Rider  

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THE SHINS – HEARTWORMS

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THE SHINS – HEARTWORMS

The Shins are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album, Heartworms. The album will be released on March 10, 2017 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. Heartworms features Mercer’s most diverse lyrical palette to date: from fictional character sketches (“Fantasy Island,” “Rubber Ballz”), autobiographical accounts (“Mildenhall”), to the first single “Name For You,” a resounding call for female empowerment inspired by Mercer’s three daughters. The result is a cohesive, genre defying album marked by Mercer’s distinct voice and melodic composition. Unified by his singular vision, Mercer creates a sound that is both familiar – a nostalgic nod to the album’s predecessors - and distinctly new.

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LAURA MARLING – SEMPER FEMINA

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LAURA MARLING – SEMPER...

SEMPER FEMINA is the much anticipated 6th Studio Album from the prolific young folk-pop Singer Songwriter Laura Marling. Hailing from Britain, she released her first critically acclaimed EP at age 16. Marling’s consistent and flawless output has established her as one of the most respected artists of her generation. Her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2008. She received 2 x Mercury Prize nominations for her second and fourth albums I Speak Because I Can (2010) and Once I Was An Eagle (2013). Laura has won a Brit Award for Best Female Artist, and received four nominations (2011, 2012, 2014 & 2016) and Best Solo Artist at the 2011 NME Awards. SEMPER FEMINA was produced by Grammy-nominated Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Dawes, John Legend, Fiona Apple, Jim James et al)  

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THE ORCHARD – THE GREAT UNKNOWN

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Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith, the singer/songwriter duo better known as The Orchard, couldn’t have picked a better title for their latest album than The Great Unknown. After making an indelible impression on Canada’s country music scene with their first two records, the Alberta natives instinctively knew heading into their third release that change was imminent. But what would that change entail? New sounds? A new producer? A new approach to writing and recording? All of the above, as it turns out. Led by the anthemic first single “Sometimes I Wonder,” The Great Unknown is a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop. It’s a vision the pair had from the beginning of completely ignoring genre definitions and just doing what came naturally. Still, they needed a trusted hand to guide them in the studio, and there was no one better to ask than producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Marcus King Band). The results reveal The Orchard’s true ...

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DANKO JONES – WILD CAT

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DANKO JONES – WILD CAT

Wild Cat was produced and mixed by Juno-Award winning Producer Eric Ratz (Big Wreck, Arkells, Billy Talent and Monster Truck). Danko Jones 2015 single ‘Do You Wanna Rock’ hit Top 5 at Canadian Mainstream Rock Radio. ”Gonna Be A Fight Tonight” from the bands last album Fire Music was the 2015 theme song for the WWE Royal Rumble.  

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ED SHEERAN – DIVIDE

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ED SHEERAN – DIVIDE

One of the most anticipated global releases of 2017, "÷" sees the 25-year-old in his finest form yet. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of experiences and subjects, Sheeran takes you through a hugely personal journey; be that reflecting on past relationships, family memories, his musical career or his time off travelling the world in 2016. Musically, ÷ is a varied collection of beautifully orchestrated and emotive ballads, impassioned raps laid over hip hop beats, timeless acoustic guitar masterpieces, and innovative, idiosyncratic pop music. Constantly on the move, the album was recorded between LA, London, Suffolk and while crossing the Atlantic aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2. Executive produced by multi-GRAMMY winner Benny Blanco and Sheeran himself with additional production coming from frequent collaborator Johnny McDaid, GRAMMY winner Mike Elizondo, and BRIT-award winner Steve Mac. Sheeran also created the album artwork concept for "÷" , even painting the cover himself. The ...

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THE REAL McKENZIES – TWO DEVILS WILL TALK

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It can be said, without any exaggeration, that The Real McKenzies are a national treasure. Founded in 1992 by the larger than life, punk-rock poet laureate, Mr Paul McKenzie, this merry band of miscreants has spent a quarter century circumnavigating the globe to bring the McKenzies gospel to an ever-adoring throng of rebels, scallywags and ne’er do wells. There’s not many bands that can boast of a twenty five year career as staggeringly adventurous, wildly tempestuous and utterly death-defying as The Real McKenzies. It would be a serious mistake to write them off as just another Celtic punk band. They are an unstoppable juggernaut of touring mayhem. A ferocious troupe of insanely talented minstrels, storytellers and entertainers melding traditional acoustic and electric to create a sound like no other. Their list of accolades is long. From sharing the stage with the likes of NOFX, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Metallica and Shane McGowan ...

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SON VOLT – NOTES OF BLUE

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SON VOLT – NOTES OF BLUE

Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. The 10 songs on Notes Of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. The album opens with the country soul of “Promise The World”, followed by “Back Against The Wall”, a song that could stand alongside the great Son Volt songs of their early albums. Farrar possesses one of the most distinctive voices in roots, rock, country or any genre. He exudes a soulful longing combined with a wise-beyond-his-years command that is as arresting and compelling as ever. As a songwriter, Farrar’s depth and ...

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