Twin River's latest record has been reviewed by Pitchfork. Head on over to the article here
to see what they had to say, and then take a listen to see if you agree!
Tara Holloway's brand new release, Little Ghosts
, is available now. As a bonus, our friends over at exclaim.ca are streaming the record all day today. Check it out here
The title is also available for purchase at our store, which can be accessed conveniently at the top of this page!
SCENEFest has announced another wave of performers for this year's festival, and we are proud to announce that The Zolas and The Mohrs were among the list.
for full details.
'Thrash Rock Legacy', the debut album from Mounties will be out March 4, 2014!
They're also hitting the road across Canada this spring with special guests Rich Aucoin and The Zolas. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13. Stay tuned for more details.
03/19 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens *
03/20 Victoria, BC - Sugar *
03/21 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore *
03/22 Kelowna, BC - Habitat *
03/24 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar *
03/26 Calgary, AB - Republik *
03/27 Edmonton, AB - Starlite *
03/28 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's *
04/01 Kingston, ON - Grad Club ^
04/02 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks ^
04/03 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End ^
04/04 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah ^
04/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^
* with Rich Aucoin
^ with the Zolas
Today Mode Moderne
release the brand new single 'She, Untamed', taken from their forthcoming full length album 'Occult Delight', released worldwide via Light Organ Records on January 21st 2014. Head over to Noisey
to catch an exclusive stream of the new track, buy it below and pre-order the album on 12" Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. Keep your eyes peeled for a shiny new video to follow next week too. (more…)
Tara Holloway and Ambre McLean hit the road for “Voices Of Fire” Ontario tourdates.
‘Voices of Fire’, a succinct way to describe two wild and beautiful singing voices. Unpredictable and even magical, this is what an evening with Ambre McLean and Tara Holloway means to an audience.
Described as, “..delivery and vocal styles (like) ear candy. This is the new sound of Canada rising, soulful, thoughtful, and reflective. ..soul’s music at its best, embodied in the two damn near perfect voices of Tara Holloway and Ambre McLean,” -this is a show not to be missed. To know what is really going on in Canada’s music scene, you MUST witness these 2 artists.
July 12 – NORTHBAY, ON @Raven and Republic
July 13 – ORILLIA, ON @The Brownstone Cafe
July 14 – LONDON, ON @Fitz Rays
July 15 – OAKVILLE, ON @The Moonshine Cafe
July 16 – GUELPH, ON @The eBar, “Birds On A Wire” w/Amanda Rheaume
July 17 – KINGSTON, ON @The Merchant Taphouse w/Kasey Ferguson
July 18 – GUELPH, ON @Jimmy Jazz
July 19 – HAMILTON, ON @TBA
July 20 – OAKVILLE, ON @Concert in the Square 11am-2pm
July 20 – TORONTO, ON @The Vault (One King West)
July 21 -NIAGARA FALLS, ON @Savoury and Sweet w/Preetam Sengupta
MOUNTIES ANNOUNCE SIGNING WITH VANCOUVER’S LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS & SIMKIN ARTIST MANAGEMENT, PREMIERE SECOND SINGLE
Weighing in at six-and-a-half minutes, Mounties is proud to reveal its new single “If This Dance Catches On” with the accompanying video premiering today exclusively at Exclaim.ca.
Featuring Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays—all of whom were doing very well already, thanks—the band first met at the 2009 Juno Awards, evolving from a group hug into a spectacular, improvised two week recording session three years later. In early 2013, the dream project yielded its first hit at Canadian Radio, “Headphones”. With early support locked from The Peak in Vancouver, further radio adds multiplied across the country. “Headphones” reached #9 at Alternative Radio and #12 at Modern Rock (BDS).
“A groovy iPod anthem for those plugged in and blissfully tuned out,” as the Globe and Mail put it, the casually brilliant single came with a funky, homemade video assembled by Bays himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfNB-RtqEyY
He’s at it again with “If This Dance Catches On,” cutting together super-8 film footage shot by Hawksley’s grandfather. The viewer is left to ponder the space between Trudeau’s vintage Canada and the crashing, apocalyptic dance-pop of a new and weirder century.
Mounties have signed with Light Organ Records and Simkin Artist Management out of Vancouver, BC. Described as a “beautiful experiment” the indie label was established in 2010, and Mounties join the roster of The Zolas, The Matinee and Louise Burns amongst others.
Mounties will play select shows this fall – including a stop at Rifflandia, and a full record is expected to follow this fall. The multi-talented band produce, mix and master all their music themselves, based out of a triad of studios in downtown Vancouver filled with the kind of vintage gear. Their headquarters and “War Room” is an old Airstream parked just outside, containing three beach chairs. This might not seem important to you, but it is.
More details, including another feature single will be announced soon.
Adaline and Louise Burns will both be playing the Young Lions Music Club
/ Humble Empire
CMW day party.
Here are the details:
The facts are simple: Music just sounds better in the tightest, most intimate of spaces.
Young Lions Music Club & Humble Empire present:
The 2nd Annual Live Near Bellwoods CMW Living Room Sessions
Come on out for three afternoons of stripped down, intimate performances from some of CMW's most engaging acts in a room barely bigger than your bedroom. Oh, and it's 100% free. No wristband required.
Thursday, March 22
4:00 Louise Burns (Vancouver) - www.louiseburnsmusic.com
Saturday, March 24
2:00 Adaline (Vancouver/Toronto) - www.adalinemusic.com
Adrian Glynn has been nominated for a 2012 SiriusXM Indie Award for 'Emerging Artist of the Year'!
Fans and listeners of SiriusXM choose the winner, so please lend your VOTE HERE
– February 21, 2012
– SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced nominations for the 2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards’ Emerging Artist of the Year category and will award $10,000 to the winner during the award show taking place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
The SiriusXM Indies are part of Canadian Music Week’s diverse program of industry conferences, awards and concert events in Toronto and acknowledges the achievements of the year’s top independent artists – both Canadian and international.
“This year, we created and built the SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year category into the awards show to encourage new, up-and-coming Canadian artists to further the development of their musical career,” said Andreanne Sasseville, Director, Talent and Industry Relations for SiriusXM Canada. “The winning artist will be selected by fans out of a list of 10 eligible nominees and will receive a $10,000 bursary from SiriusXM Canada.”
2011 artist nominees were selected after meeting the following eligibility criteria:
• Artists who had not received airplay on either Iceberg (Sirius 151) or The Verge (XM 151) prior to January 1, 2011
• Artists must have charted in the Top 5 on the SiriusXM weekly countdown “The Grocery List” heard on The Verge (XM 151) between January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012
• Artists must be in current rotation on either Iceberg (Sirius channel 151) or The Verge (XM channel 151) as of February 1, 2012
• Artists must have released an album or EP during the period of December 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011
2011 SiriusXM Indies Emerging Artist Nominees:
Low Level Flight
The Pack A.D.
This year, Light Organ Records is coming together with Olio Festival and Mint Records to put on a wicked SXSW showcase.
Luckily, for all of you who can't make the trip, we're giving you a taste of what's going to go down in Austin!
Here are the details:
FRI, MARCH 2
THE BILTMORE CABARET
9PM / $10
Featuring the music of:
All proceeds will go toward helping covering production costs for the SXSW showcase.
See you there!