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MATT ANDERSEN – COAL MINING BLUES

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Matt Andersen is ready to release his anxiously awaited new album, produced at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY, and mixed in Nashville by Canadian producer Colin Linden. Helm’s daughter, Amy, sings on the album and (former keyboard player in The Band)Garth Hudson performs as well. As the only Canadian to win the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Matt has spent the last year building a huge fan base in Canada, selling out shows across the country. His last album, ‘Spirit of Christmas’, cracked the Top 50. Matt just finished a very successful run of shows with the Glastonbury Festival, the Ottawa Jazz festival (opening up for Bela Fleck to a standing ovation), the Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton folk fests and is set to embark upon a coast to Coast Canadian tour, ending the year with shows in Australia !

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THREAT SIGNAL – THREAT SIGNAL

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There's no doubt that Toronto is one of the more vital and thriving hard music scenes of today, pouring out great bands left and right from all spectrums of rock and metal. THREAT SIGNAL hail from just outside Toronto in the grey, industrialized east end of Hamilton, Ontario, which suits their brand of visceral but very memorable metal. The band's success comes from pure determination, a keen sense of songwriting, and a persistent desire to advance and achieve. Their brand of technical, grooving metal encompasses the vitality of today's metalcore scene and combines that energy with a bottom-heavy, melodic European thrash appeal that transcends genres. Complex yet catchy songwriting is their trademark, and killer hooks and melodies ride side-by-side with punctual rhythms and blazing guitar work, giving Threat Signal a distinct sound and an impressive edge.

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WILCO – THE WHOLE LOVE

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WILCO – THE WHOLE LOVE

 For Wilco, the of The Whole Love represents more than just the eighth studio album from this innovativeChicagorock band. It signifies yet another new chapter in the band’s constantly evolving, enduring and storied career. Just as their departure from Warner Bros for the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot created a thrilling story, now The Whole Love, on their newly launched dBpm Records, sets one of contemporary music's most creative and independent-minded bands on a wide open road. Recorded in their northside Chicago loft, the 12 new songs on The Whole Love capture the balance between the band’s art sensibilities, their fondness traditional American music and their love of classic guitar-driven pop rock. The Whole Love is a veritable sonic stew, showcasing Wilco’s far-reaching musical prowess (multiple guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and percussion plus Mellotron, strings, loops and more) perfectly accompanying Jeff Tweedy’s provocative and insightful lyrics. Comes as a standard CD, deluxe CD or ...

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TINARIWEN – TASSILI

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TINARIWEN – TASSILI

On their enthralling new album Tassili, the renowned band TINARIWEN have set down their electric guitars and returned to the very essence of their art. Recorded in a protected region of the South-Eastern Algerian desert, the group returned to the roots of their music, with only acoustic guitars and unamplified percussion. For the first time allowing outside musicians into their tight-knit band, TINARIWEN are joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of the band TV On The Radio, guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Together they have created an album that reaches deep into the essence of TINARIWEN’s sound while simultaneously opening itself to the surrounding world.

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BOOKER T. JONES – THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS

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The Road from Memphis starts with a young Booker T. Jones hauling his stack of newspapers to Phineas Newborn’s front yard where, while folding them for his after-school delivery route, he could listen to the jazz great practice piano. It ends with Booker and The Roots roaring through a set of both timeless and contemporary originals (and propulsive covers of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and Lauren Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”). Along for the ride are vocalists Matt Berninger of the National, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Sharon Jones, Lou Reed, and Booker himself, telling the story of how the funk/soul sound that Booker helped invent spiraled out from Memphis, touching The Root’s hometown of Philadelphia, New York (where engineer Gabe Roth has been recreating classic soul sonics for everyone from Sharon Jones to Amy Winehouse), and Detroit. Detroit as in Dennis Coffey, legendary Motown session guitarist who introduced driving rock-funk ...

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NEW FOUND GLORY – RADIOSURGERY

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New Found Glory vocalist Jordan Pundik may sing “I’m amazed that we’ve made it this far” on the band’s new full-length album Radiosurgery, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has followed the band’s career trajectory. For the past fourteen years the Coral Spring, Florida, pop-punk act New Found Glory have transcended trends and gimmicks by writing songs from the heart that listeners of all ages can relate, including three gold records under their belts . The band’s latest studio album Radiosurgery sees New Found Glory continuing that journey while simultaneously paying homage to the bands that influenced them to pick up instruments as teenagers. From the Green Day-influenced opener “Radiosurgery” to melodic, upbeat anthems like “Ready, Aim, Fire!” the songs on Radiosurgery sound undeniably like New Found Glory but also have a timeless pop-punk feel that will invariably appeal to both veteran and new fans. After selling ...

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JOE HENRY – REVERIE

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JOE HENRY – REVERIE

Reverie came to fruition when Joe Henry and his fellow musicians convened in Henry’s basement studio for three days of exploration. The result is an all-acoustic album more full of life – from the birds chirping through the open windows to the ticking and shifting of the musicians — than any Henry has recorded. And that’s saying a lot: for more than two decades Grammy-winner Henry has produced some of the most celebrated names in music, from Ornette Coleman and Elvis Costello to Ani DiFranco and Madonna. Working with his regular stable of musicians and guests including master guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), singer Jean McClain and organist Patrick Warren, along with a special appearance from recently produced Lisa Hannigan, Henry has produced another masterful set of songs.

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JEDI MIND TRICKS – VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE

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For more than 15 years, the name JEDI MIND TRICKS has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip hop. From their 1996 debut album, 'The Psycho-Social' onward, JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene while arguably forging its own subgenre of rap. Now led by the fiery vocals of controversial frontman Vinnie Paz and his venerable partner, Jus Allah, the group has built one of the most critically acclaimed and commericailly successful careers in independent music. Their 7th album, 'Violence Begets Violence', presents more of the uncompromising, unrelenting brand of hardcore rap music that has attracted legions of some of the most loyal fans in indie music. The 14 track album features appearances from the Army Of The Pharaohs crew and others.

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WIDE MOUTH MASON – NO BAD DAYS

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No Bad Days is the band's seventh album, they already have multiple gold records and several Juno nominations for their efforts. From their beginnings, performing in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Wide Mouth Mason exploded onto the Canadian and global music scene. Their heavy touring schedule has put them on the same stages as AC/DC, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones and The Guess Who, as well as a performance at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and as one of the first North American bands to tour China in the 21st Century.

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BIG SUGAR – REVOLUTION PER MINUTE

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Long before the Black Keys were winning grammys and Jack White's Dead Weather supergroup reclaimed swamp-rock riffs for the iGeneration, a little band from southwestern Ontario called Big Sugar conquered grunge and the charts with a Zeppelin-heavy mix of blues and reggae. After a ten year hiatus, Big sugar is officially back! Hot out of the studio having recorded REVOLUTION PER MINUTE, Big Sugar is ready to grove as only Big Sugar can.

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