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November 20 2012
Light Organ Records to release debut full length album by Vancouver five piece in 2013, The Matinée prepares to play Ontario and Vancouver dates in December. Album Cover & Media Materials: http://killbeatmusic.com/thematinee/ Taking its title from a line in the song “L’Absinthe”— the true story of a night of madness and delirium experienced while on tour in Quebec told between bouts of sparkling down-country guitar work from Matt Rose—what we hear is a band whose five members have known each other since high school, throwing everything they have into a record they’re treating like a milestone. And the work was hard. Emboldened by their third place win in the 2011 Peak Performance Project and the subsequent record deal that followed, The Matinée ducked in and out of different studios, experimented, and generally strove—because they could— to be as great as possible for the year or so they spent working on this much-anticipated release. It all started to gel with Steve Berlin. With REM and The Tragically Hip in his past, it was no surprise when the veteran producer turned out to be a strikingly good fit for the band. His native feel for Americana with a nice fat backbeat—supplied in spades by bassist Mike Young— is right there in the southern rock redux of “Sweetwater” and “Let Her Go”, which recall countless roots-rockers from Ryan Adams to The Sadies. But Berlin and band were both eager to colour outside the lines. The starlit “December Slumber” is like a widescreen sonic painting with pedal steel guitar, while “The Road” is a stadium built anthem that plows the middle ground between rural festivals and the urban hipster ground-zero of your choice. With a live show generally known to be an uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops, The Matinée are in the rare position of being welcome at both. Meanwhile, “Long Way Home” throws different time signatures into its chunky country-rock frame, “Who Stoned The Roses” allows guitarist/back up vocalist Geoff Petrie to highlight the bands attention to harmony, and “Gasoline”—a churning rocker built on a cannonade of Bonham-esque heaviosity from drummer Pete Lemon—takes the listener even further into the outer reaches. If the seven Berlin-produced tracks find The Matinée exploring the studio and finding new depth, the two they drummed up in lightning sessions with Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays have an almost leavening effect. In particular, “This Town” is an impossibly bright slab of baroque pop with a middle section that could have been smuggled in from Abbey Road. And “Young & Lazy”, as the band well knows—it’s the first single—is an instant classic; three-and-a-half minutes of Tom Petty-esque radio rock in the classic mold, given a light and summery touch by the band and fashioned to stick to the roof of your brain after one listen. The song’s lyrics are a warm tribute to idle youth, and the bond that has carried The Matinée all the way through to this, the key moment in their career. According to vocalist/lyricist Matt Layzell, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise is their “coming out”; after years of roadwork and growth, playing everywhere from prisons to air force bases and every watering hole in between, it’s a record that simultaneously matches their explosive live show while advancing their craft by orders of magnitude. The Matinée Tour Dates: Dec 01 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern Dec 05 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Dec 06 – Barrie, ON @ The Mansion Dec 07 – Toronto, ON @ The Dakota Tavern ( 7:00PM ) Dec 08 – Kingston, ON @ Mansion Dec 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue with Headwater More Info: http://thematineemusic.com/ http://www.lightorganrecords.com/
October 2 2012

Today marks the release of the sophomore effort from Vancouver's The Zolas. Ancient Mars trades in the cabaret glitz of Tic Toc Tic for blissed-out pianos and thick, unyielding beats. The Zolas’ tumultuous songwriting captures the zeitgeist of being in your 20′s, on the cusp of youth and real adulthood. From the sunny guitar riffs blasting into the perfect summer jam to bouncy and nostalgic heaping spoonfuls of Brooklyn avant-pop, Ancient Mars is set to deliver both the complexity and urbanity of what The Zolas are bringing to the table. When all is said and done, The Zolas are writing pops song with the intention of fucking them completely up! Dobrzanski generally serves as producer, having worked with names in indie-rock royalty like Said the Whale and We Are The City, but for Ancient Mars the band when outside for production duties, calling in Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Wu-Tang) to helm the new album.  
September 21 2012
The Zolas are readying their sophomore album Ancient Mars, but before it hits record stores on Oct. 2, the band would like you to get a little taste with their latest tune "Knot in My Heart." "We wrote this song about the doomed relationships among us and our group of friends," says singer Zachary Gray. "When you're low on the seesaw you look up at the other up there in the sun and you're just glad to be playing; when you're high on the seesaw you're dazzled by all the other people in the playground and forget whose weight is lifting you. Then it switches continually 'til you both get sick and someone jumps off. This song is what it's like to fall out of love." Stream the song via Spinner, here: http://www.spinner.ca/2012/08/24/the-zolas-knot-in-my-heart-stream/
July 16 2012
We are very pleased to announce the signing of Vancouver music community veteran Andy Bishop and his project White Ash Falls. The debut record from White Ash Falls, By The River Bend, will be released on September 4th, but you can stream the first single "I Can't Get Tomorrow" now - http://exclaim.ca/News/white_ash_falls_sign_to_light_organ_records_for_debut_album_premiere_new_single
July 10 2012
Light Organ Records is pleased to announce the release of alt-folk quintet Twin River’s Rough Gold EP. Available today, the 4-track collection features the soft melodies of singer Courtney Ewan set to a backdrop of amber rhythms and distant echoes that compliment the lonesomeness found on the record. "To me, the most impressive songwriter is one who is able to communicate a life story within 3 minutes." A bold, but very accurate statement made by Courtney Ewan, who co-fronts the Vancouver-based indie folk band, Twin River, alongside Andy Bishop. Veterans of the local music community in Vancouver, the pair moonlight in solo and other projects, such as Red Cedar, Yukon Blonde, Slim Fathers and White Ash Falls. Though Twin River originated as a duo, it's now a full band, rounded out by the likes of Rebecca Gray (Chains of Love), Malcolm Jack (Sun Wizard/Capitol 6), and Dustin Bromley (Pleasure Cruise, Keep Tidy). Instantly, a listener will notice their penchant for juxtaposing haunting, expressive music with pretty, even up-beat melody. Bishop’s ability to seamlessly combine the heavy riff into simple folk structures is his signature. The smooth and innocent vocal delivery plays well against the more ominous musical backdrop. This sound will no doubt become their trademark as they make their initial impressions in Vancouver and across Canada. Their new 4-song EP, Rough Gold, recorded with Malcolm Jack from Sun Wizard, captures this unique brand of folk quite beautifully. At its heart, the music they make is humble, honest, and organic, as evidenced by the support they have already received from their local music community. Having already opened for artists like Daniel, Fred & Julie amongst others, it will not be long before Twin River’s name becomes a staple of the Vancouver independent music scene. Track Listing: 01. Can't Keep This Alive 02. Feather 03. Jangler 04. Family Tree
May 23 2012
The upcoming Capitol 6/Twin River tour stands to relieve the regular struggles of summertime humidity across Canada. Of course anyone from coast to coast knows that the only pairing for sweat and sunburns is filling up a plastic cup with the rich sound of picks on nickel-wounds, coupled with the crooning of fine songwriters. "From the outer reaches of space straight to the prairies, Twin River are looking forward to spreading our cosmic country jams. Can we crash on your couch?" requests Andy Bishop. He, along with fellow impresario Malcolm Jack of Capitol 6, are unmatched in their skills, and locking arms for this tour, they promise to make a hot night worth remembering for any in attendance. “All I gotta say is Capitol 6 is tooo stoked for tour”, exclaims Jack, “We're never coming back. The new line-up is ruuuuling!” Beginning in Vancouver with the Twin River album release, and ending in Vancouver for the Capitol 6 album release, the tour will cruise through the Rockies and prairies with treats in between like a show with Elliott Brood in Lethbridge, and Andy’s other band White Ash Falls opening on select dates. TOUR DATES: June 15 - Vancouver, BC - China Cloud (Twin River Album Release) June 16 - Kelowna, BC - Fernando's June 17 - Penticton, BC - Voodoo's June 20- 24 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island June 25 - Lethbridge, AB - The Slice (w/ Elliott Brood) June 26 - Regina, SK - The Artful Dodger June 28 - Edmonton, AB - New City June 30 - Vancouver, BC - Princeton Pub (Capitol 6 Album Release) MORE INFO: http://exclaim.ca/News/capitol_6_announce_canadian_tour_with_twin_river
May 23 2012
Light Organ Records is pleased to announce the latest signing of Vancouver alt-roots unit Twin River. Twin River is co-fronted by veterans of the local music community, Courtney Ewan and Andy Bishop, who moonlight in solo and other projects, such as Red Cedar, Yukon Blonde, Slim Fathers and White Ash Falls. Though Twin River originated as a duo, it's now a full band, rounded out by the likes of Rebecca Gray (Chains of Love), Malcolm Jack (Sun Wizard and Capitol 6), and Dustin Bromley (Pleasure Cruise, Keep Tidy). Instantly, a listener will notice their penchant for juxtaposing haunting, expressive music with pretty, even up-beat melody. Bishop’s ability to seamlessly combine the heavy riff into simple folk structures is his signature. The smooth and innocent vocal delivery plays well against the more ominous musical backdrop. This sound will no doubt become their trademark as they make their initial impressions in Vancouver and across Canada. Their 4 song EP Rough Gold will be available online and in stores July 10th, via Outside Music.
May 15 2012
The new EP, Strange Bruises, from Vancouver's Mode Moderne is available today. You can purchase direct from iTunes, here:
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/strange-bruises/id523229757 CHARTattack also has the exclusive stream of the full album, so be sure to give it a listen:
http://www.chartattack.com/listen/2012/05/15/exclusive-premiere-stream-mode-modernes-new-album-strange-bruises/ Catch Mode Moderne on tour in N. America this June: 5/19/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore 6/1/12 – Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour 6/2/12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 6/3/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class 6/4/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Silk City 6/7/12 – New York, NY @ Lit Lounge 6/8/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium 6/9/12 – Montreal, PQ @ Jackie and Judie
April 25 2012
Following up on the Captain Rehab EP and the Fever 7" single, Vancouver psych-pop act Capitol 6 are releasing their debut LP Pretty Lost on June 12th as a double b-side on Light Organ Records available on LP, CD or limited edition silk screen poster with download code.  Pretty Lost showcases the band moving away from their scrappy beginnings and into jangly garage-pop, following in the footsteps of contemporary paisley-punks like The Growlers, Fresh & Onlys, and Crystal Stilts.  It was recorded in early 2012 with Felix Fung (Chains Of Love / Dead Ghosts) and mixed with Colin Stewart (Black Mountain / Sleepy Sun).  Catch Capitol 6 on tour across Canada this summer.  Tour dates announced soon.

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March 26 2012
Adrian Glynn has been chosen as the support act for the Barr Brothers show in Vancouver. Here are the details: The Barr Brothers Tuesday, April 10 St. James Hall ALL AGES Doors 7pm Show 7:30pm Tickets are still available at Northern Tickets, Red Cat & Zulu! https://www.facebook.com/thebarrbrothers