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U.S. GIRLS ╗A POEM UNLIMITED

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U.S. GIRLS ╗A POEM UNLIMITED

Half Free” garnered a 2016 JUNO nomination for “Alternative Album of the Year”. “Half Free” was shortlisted for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize U.S. Girls has toured with Iggy Pop, Beth Ditto, The Kills and more. “A Poem Unlimited” will be released on February 16 via Royal Mountain Records in Canada and 4AD (Grimes, Future Islands, The National) for the rest of the world.  

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BRANDI CARLISLE þ BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU

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BRANDI CARLISLE þ BY THE WAY,...

Brandi Carlile’s highly anticipated new album By The Way, I Forgive You, will be released February 16. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings, the album is Carlile’s first release in partnership with Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records. By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense-where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there's a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheatfield towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning. It's about radical acceptance (not to be confused with complacency) and unconditional love. In celebration of the album, the band will embark on an extensive nationwide tour in 2018 including shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom (sold out), Seattle’s Moore Theatre (two nights, both sold out), New York’s Beacon Theatre ...

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GLASS TIGER } 31

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GLASS TIGER } 31

It all began in the summer of 1984 when a band from Newmarket, Ontario called Tokyo spent two evenings opening for Boy George and Culture Club at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. Their dynamic, original sound captured the moment of the mid 80’s and they soon became a major force in suburban high schools and the Ontario club circuit. When a record deal was finally signed with Capitol Records, Tokyo officially became Glass Tiger. 31, the new album from Glass Tiger. Recorded and produced in Toronto and Nashville by Johnny Reid. 31 features 11 Glass Tiger hit songs reimagined with traditional acoustic instruments as well as two new tracks, “Wae Yer Family” co-written and featuring Johnny Reid and “Fire It Up.” The album also includes special guest contributions from Julian Lennon (“Thin Red Line”), Alan Doyle (“My Song”), Véronic DeCaire (“Someday”) and Susan Aglukark and David R. Maracle (“Diamond Sun”). Few bands can tour ...

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POP EVIL ^ POP EVIL

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POP EVIL ^ POP EVIL

6th album by Grand Rapids, MI based Active Rock Sensations... launching this album with “Waking Lions” - their 7th #1 most added track at Active in a row. Pop Evil will release their self-titled fifth studio LP on February 16, 2018, for which the band brought on veteran producer Kato Khandwala. The new LP is the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard U.S. Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The band is gearing up for their busiest touring cycle yet in 2018.

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OUGHT ð ROOM INSIDE THE WORLD

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OUGHT ð ROOM INSIDE THE WORLD

Ought’s debut record “More Than Any Other Day” was deemed “Best New Music” by Pitchfork. -Their debut appeared on many year-end lists for 2014 including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Exclaim!, Crack Magazine, and Paste. The Album reached #20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the United States. Has toured with Waxahatchee, The New Pornographers, Tune-Yards Has played major festivals such as Austin City Limits, Pitchfork Music Festival, Primavera, Sasquatch!, Shaky Knees, Treasure Island, and more. Ought’s forthcoming “Room Inside The World” was produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews) and will be released via Royal Mountain Records in Canada and Merge Records (Spoon, Superchunk, Titus Andronicus) for the rest of the world.

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BRIAN FALLON ♣ SLEEPWALKERS

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BRIAN FALLON ♣ SLEEPWALKERS

A singer and songwriter whose music fuses the urgency of punk rock with the passion and songcraft of heartland rock, Brian Fallon rose to fame as the leader of the band the Gaslight Anthem before moving on to a solo career. Brian Fallon was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on January 28, 1980. Fallon's mother had been a professional musician, performing with a folk group, but Brian's early musical efforts were as strongly informed by punk and alternative rock. Under the name No Release, Fallon recorded his first album in 1997, a 16‐song cassette‐only released titled The Coffeehouse Sessions. Not long after, Fallon joined a ska‐punk band called Surrogate McKenzie, who dropped four self‐released cassettes between 1998 and 2000. In 2001, Fallon launched a new band, the short‐lived Amping Copper, who released a self‐titled six‐song EP before fading out. After producing a solo EP, Cincinnati Rail Tie, in 2004, Fallon founded a new group, This Charming Man, with Fallon ...

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MGMT ☼ LITTLE DARK AGE

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MGMT ☼ LITTLE DARK AGE

MGMT is proud to announce the release of their fourth album, Little Dark Age out this February 9th via Columbia Records. Little Dark Age was produced by MGMT, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift, Kelela, Blood Orange), and long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tame Impala). Late last year, the band teased in-studio visuals and snippets of music via Instagram. MGMT has incorporated songs from the upcoming release into their live show at festivals across North America throughout 2017.

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HOLLY COLE ┤HOLLY

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HOLLY COLE ┤HOLLY

Holly Cole has never been afraid to do or say exactly what she thinks or feels. Not in a standing‐on‐a‐soap‐box grand gesture kind of way, but just by doing it! It’s the Maritimer in her; that attitude of wanting to cut through the noise and get to the point. It’s reflected in her minimalist approach to musical arrangements and often in the material she chooses. As an example, she recognized that simply by nature of being a woman, singing Mose Allison’s "Your Mind is on Vacation" brings significant additional currency to Allison's poignant lyrics for both men and women ‐ especially in 2017. The new recording, simply titled “HOLLY”, is produced by Grammy Award winning producer Russ Titelman, and arranged by pianist extraordinaire Larry Goldings. Most of the record was recorded at Sear Sound in NYC using an exemplary cast of both NYC and Toronto musicians including Aaron Davis (Piano), Davide DiRenzo (Drums), David Piltch (Bass), John Johnson (Woodwinds) Larry ...

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DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL ╝ CROOKED SHADOWS

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DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL ╝...

Crooked Shadows marks Dashboard Confessional’s first new album in over eight years. Chris Carrabba expounds on the new material stating, “When I wrote ‘We Fight’ I thought it was just about the music scene that I came up in—a place where people who’d never quite fit in anywhere felt they actually belonged. When we began playing the song live on our summer tour, I realized that ‘We Fight’ held a much broader meaning. It’s a song for people who, in spite of their differences, can find common ground in their convictions and foster those into something bigger than themselves. That, to me is something worth fighting for.” Carrabba adds, “Every album is personal, but as this album was coming together I realized, especially as the world’s political climate was rapidly changing, that ‘personal’ did not necessarily mean ‘mine.’ Suddenly, ‘Me’ became ‘We’ and that realization was empowering, comforting and terrifying all at once.” Produced by Chris Carrabba and ...

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THE SHEEPDOGS * CHANGING COLOURS

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THE SHEEPDOGS * CHANGING...

Warner Music Canada recording artist The Sheepdogs will be releasing their new album ‘Changing Colours’ on February 2nd. The album includes the lead single ‘I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be’ Of the new album, the band notes “This album has a much wider range of sounds on it: trombone, clarinet, latin percussion, pedal steel, fiddle and banjo all make an appearance. The title Changing Colours really lends itself to these different sounds on the record.” They continue “We were also lucky to work with newcomer Jim Bowskill whose guitar wizardry is almost outshone by his fine mandolin playing and singing.” The Sheepdogs have seen enormous support from Canadian radio with four of their singles reaching the top spot on the radio charts, and three achieving top five status. On top of the huge radio success, “I Don’t Know” has been certified Platinum and both “The Way It Is” ...

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