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LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET – LANDFALL

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LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS...

Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's Landfall, inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and traditional strings by Kronos with Anderson's powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars. The Washington Post calls it "riveting, gorgeous." Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned-and daring- creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than thirty years. For more than 40 years, San Francisco's Kronos Quartet-David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)-has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world's most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing ...

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MIGOS ▲ CULTURE II

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MIGOS ▲ CULTURE II

This upcoming LP serves as the feverishly anticipated follow up to last year's Platinum album CULTURE which received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, GQ, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, NPR, The Atlantic, COMPLEX, Variety among others. Their blockbuster single MotorSport, the first from CULTURE II, featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, earned RIAA Certified Gold status in just one month and has garnered over 223 million streams to date with the video racking up over 113 million views early in this campaign. Their second single Stir Fry, produced by Pharrell Williams, debuted near the holidays and garnered strong critical acclaim and was picked as the official song for the NBA's All Star weekend. "the song is catchy, fun, and eminently danceable, a world away from the high‐tempo trap the group made their name on. Migos have long since proven their ability to exist in the mainstream without compromise, but "Stir Fry" signals a much larger ambition: to reshape ...

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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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