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ALVVAYS – ANTISOCIALITES

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ALVVAYS – ANTISOCIALITES

Debut S/T record shortlisted for the 2015 Polaris Prize Rolling Stone “Best Albums of 2014” Pitchfork “Best tracks of 2014” FADER “Favourite Tracks of 2014” Paste “Best Albums of 2014” NME “Best Albums of 2014” NPR “Favourite Songs of 2014” Gorilla vs. Bear “Best Albums of 2014” CBC “Top Songs and Best Canadian Albums of 2014” Consequence of Sound “Best Songs of 2014” “The band's eponymous debut full-length is smart, sharp guitar pop, with songs shaped by lyrical playfulness, chiming, melodic leads, and Rankin's bell-clear, yearning voice.” –Time Magazine “Each of the nine songs on the Toronto band's first LP is a sharply drawn indie-pop wonder, steeped in romance, wit and melody.” -Rolling Stone “Evoking the forlorn sounds of UK indie boom of the mid-’80s, not to mention kindred spirits of Best Coast and Camera Obscura, Alvvays have crafted one fine debut album.” –Noisey “Somewhere between Belle and Sebastian, the Vivian Girls and Real Estate, Canadian five-piece Alvvays fix their gaze on awkward social moments and ...

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KIP MOORE – SLOWHEART

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KIP MOORE – SLOWHEART

For the past couple of years, Kip Moore has spent most of his time on the road, building one of country music’s most loyal audiences show by show and plotting what would become his sophomore album, Wild Ones. He was a road warrior, living out of a tour bus with his bandmates and playing more than 200 shows per year. For a songwriter who’d grown up in a quiet pocket of southern Georgia, performing to crowds across the world — crowds that knew every word to his best‐selling debut album, Up All Night — felt like a dream come true. Somewhere along the way, though, the highway became a lonely place. The routine was always the same: pull into town, play a show, pack up and leave. There was no stability, no comfort. Things weren’t much easier at home in Nashville, where Moore —whose first album had sent three songs to the top of ...

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JONNY LANG – SIGNS

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JONNY LANG – SIGNS

Blues‐rock guitar ace Jonny Lang will release the new studio album Signs on 8 September. His sixth major label release and first since “Fight For My Soul” in 2013, it will be out on Concord in North America and via Provogue/Mascot in Europe. Lang will support the release with extensive tours of both regions. The record, fueled by Lang’s powerful mix of blues, rock and funk, has lyrical themes that address embattlement and self empowerment.

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THOMAS RHETT – LIFE CHANGES

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THOMAS RHETT – LIFE...

THOMAS RHETT scored his first hit in 2012, introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of Country music with Pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of Rock. During the years since, thanks to eight chart-topping singles, he is now a headliner of massive arenas. And, he's become a husband. A father, too. LIFE CHANGES is his third release with The Valory Music Co., available everywhere September 8 featuring the 5 week #1 (Canada only) smash, “Craving You” with Maren Morris and the brand new single “’Unforgettable”. It's the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with songs that stretch his sound to new limits.. There are coming-of-age Country ballads, heartland Rock & Roll anthems, EDM-influenced Pop tracks and R&B slow jams all wrapped together by the songwriting skills and elastic vocals of a frontman who's willing to shine a light on his own milestones and mistakes. "I am and will always be ...

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NICK CAVE – WIND RIVER SOUNDTRACK

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NICK CAVE – WIND RIVER...

An FBI agent teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Directorial Debut by critically acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) Starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen Original Music By Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Lawless, Hell or High Water, The Road, The Assassination of Jesse James By …) THEATRICAL RELEASE VIA THE WEINSTEIN CO ON FRIDAY AUG 4TH

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JAKE BUGG – HEARTS THAT STRAIN

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JAKE BUGG – HEARTS THAT...

Raised on a steady diet of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the brothers Gallagher, English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg blends the melodious, working-class swagger of the La's and the primal, bluesy simplicity of the White Stripes with the wry, weathered romanticism of Jens Lekman. Born in Nottingham, Bugg picked up the guitar at the age of 12, and within a year he was composing his own songs. Disinterested in the hip-hop and grime that dominated the listening habits of his peers, he turned to the classics for inspiration. Bugg's first brush with recognition came at the age of 17, when a local DJ began spinning one of the cuts he uploaded to BBC Introducing, a program that supports "unsigned, undiscovered, and under-the-radar musicians. "An invitation to play Glastonbury arrived shortly thereafter, and before he knew it, he was supporting acts like Lana Del Ray, Example. and Michael Kiwanuka, and had inked a deal with Mercury His first single, ...

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THE FALL – THE FONTANA YEARS

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THE FALL – THE FONTANA...

The superb 6‐CD set brings together the three albums that The Fall recorded for Universal with Fontana label. With new liner notes by music writer Daryl Easlea, this box set features all the bonus discs that were included in the 2007 release of the 2‐CD deluxe editions of each album. Extricate, The Fall’s 12th album, was made immediately after bandleader Mark E. Smith divorced guitarist Brix Smith who was replaced by founding former member Martin Bramah, who had previously left the group in 1979. Lead‐off single ‘Telephone Thing’ could have been seen as a nod to the Manchester scene of the time as its origins were in Smith’s previous collaborations with Coldcut. The album’s best known track was one of the least typical of the group’s catalogue: ‘Bill Is Dead’, a slow‐paced tender love song, which topped John Peel’s Festive Fifty year, Shift‐Work is the 1991 offering by The Fall, which they began working ...

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THE WAR ON DRUGS – A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

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For much of the three and a half year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs' frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker-but, above all, to busy himself in work. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today's modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates - bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez -- continuously throughout the process, the result is a "band record" in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and reexamining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration and exuberance, Granduciel's gritty ...

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KIM CHURCHILL – WEIGHT FALLS

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KIM CHURCHILL – WEIGHT...

Kim Churchill returns with his fourth studio album titled Weight_Falls. Churchill spent 18 months working on the follow‐up to his breakout LP, 2014’s Silence/Win, and received a stamp of approval from his record label. Album‐release plans were drawn up and Churchill began to field offers from festivals and concert promoters around the world. But the new record – polished and accessible – didn’t quite feel right. At the last minute, Churchill decided to throw it out and start again. “I worked really hard on the follow‐up record for a long time,” he explains – “and it sounded good. But some very subtle layer of my consciousness was saying to me, ‘It’s not all that inspiring.’” So Churchill picked up his guitar. He wrote a second version of the album in one frenetic week, and then spent two months piecing together the new recordings with ARIA‐winning producer Ian Pritchett in a garage in Western Sydney. ...

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CADILLAC THREE – LEGACY

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CADILLAC THREE – LEGACY

Leaving a lasting impression on fans across the globe with their high‐octane live show and chart‐topping songwriting skills, THE CADILLAC THREE continue to make their mark with LEGACY, out August 25 on Big Machine Records. The project is fueled with lyrics of life moments from weddings and babies to celebrating their road‐tested brotherhood as the three Nashville natives craft 11 songs exuding pure honesty over driving melodies. The trio brings the same energy from their soldout crowds that has critics surmising, "There is no doubt that The Cadillac Three have never been ones to play by the traditional rules of country music…” (Rare Country) into the studio, self‐producing the new music. The Cadillac Three will travel the world this summer, performing for their rabid fan base with several dates in Canada this Fall to be announced.

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