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MAJOR LOVE – MAJOR LOVE

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MAJOR LOVE – MAJOR LOVE

Major Love is the moniker of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown and members of Scenic Route To Alaska, Jesse And The Dandelions, Elijah Abrams, and Aaron Goldstein, who make soulful pop-rock for hosers. With tracks from their self-titled EP “So Good” and “Tear It Down” already in heavy rotation on CBC Radio 2, both making their way onto the CBC Music Top 20 charts, the band is now launch it’s next single, “Toughen Up”. Major Love was conceived in the lamplight of London’s Bedroom Bar during Brown’s first tour overseas. Fellow Edmontonians, Scenic Route To Alaska, were also wrapping their first tour in Germany and the UK. The two acts found themselves on the same dimly lit stage in Shoreditch, 7000 kms from their hometown, bonding over an appreciation of vintage Harmony guitars, singalong pop/rock anthems and an affinity for the spacious, soulful recordings released on the Stax and Motown labels in ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS – RAINER FOG

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RAINIER FOG marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their first album in five years, it’s their first album with BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They recorded at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled ALICE IN CHAINS album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals). The RAINIER FOG recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. RAINIER FOG is the third straight ALICE IN CHAINS album recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool). RAINIER FOG follows 2013’s Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top ...

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – THANK YOU FOR TODAY

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Death Cab for Cutie gear up for the release of their upcoming ninth studio album, Thank You for Today. The album was produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, Muse), who also produced the band’s last album, GRAMMY® nominated Kintsugi. Thank You for Today marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley). Depper and Rae have both been part of Death Cab’s touring band since 2015. “Gold Rush” – the album’s first single – was released with a splash as the 8x GRAMMY® nominated band made their debut performance of the new song on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.   

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COLE SWINDELL – ALL OF IT

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COLE SWINDELL – ALL OF...

Rising superstar Cole Swindell is gearing up to release his highly anticipated third album, All Of It, on August 17th. That same morning, the 10-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter will step on to the Plaza at Rockefeller Center in New York City to officially launch the album with a performance as part of NBC’s Citi Concert Series on TODAY. “I have seen so many of my all-time favorite artists and bands perform on the TODAY Summer Concert series. It fires me up to see my name in that lineup,” said Cole Swindell. “To literally perform outside in the Plaza right in the heart of NYC will be an unbelievable feeling. I cannot wait.” The Georgia native’s fans have been eager to get their ears on new music – in anticipation of the full album release, the Warner Bros. recording artist has been trickling out new music to them every few weeks. ...

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MAC MILLER – SWIMMING

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MAC MILLER – SWIMMING

Mac Miller is back with the announcement of his highly-anticipated new album, Swimming to be released August 17rd via Warner Bros. Records. Mac accompanied the announcement of his fifth studio album with a unique animated visual and a preview of the new music to come. For the Pittsburgh lyricist, Swimming will be his first album since his 2016 release The Divine Feminine. Swimming includes the previously-released track "Small Worlds" (featuring John Mayer on guitar and Jon Brion on piano), in addition to his newest release off the album, “Self Care” – a six-minute song that arrived with a Kill Bill-inspired music video, directed by Christian Weber. The new song was co-written by Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, who also contributed additional vocals. As an artist, Mac Miller has accomplished every goal he set for himself. With his first album he became a grassroots rap megastar. With his second he bared his weird ...

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – THE WAVES, THE WAKE

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JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted Toronto group Great Lake Swimmers, fronted by lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekker will release their new album The Waves, The Wake, on August 17, 2018 via Nettwerk. Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound), Tony decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting patterns by looking at each track individually and then tailoring the instrumentation to bring each song to life in its own distinctive way.

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JASON MRAZ – KNOW.

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JASON MRAZ – KNOW.

As Mraz’s first full-length studio recording in over four years, Know. serves as a follow-up to his 2014 LP YES!. The bulk of the album was written against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election and its aftermath, where Mraz found himself writing a great deal of "frustrated, angry, even sad songs, but nothing I wanted to sing." Instead he chose to convey an uplifting, positive message – a tone that is evident throughout. Mraz introduced the album’s theme with the current smash single, “Have It All,” originally conceived after Mraz received and translated a blessing from a Buddhist monk during a personally moving visit to Myanmar in 2012. Other notable songs include “Making It Up” — a collaboration with his songwriter friend Bob Schneider, and “Better With You,” which was inspired by his marriage. “As I thought about the next chapter, what kept occurring to me was the idea of being ...

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THE MAGPIE SALUTE – HIGH WATER 1

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The Magpie Salute first took flight in 2016 when Robinson assembled the original ten‐piece incarnation for a now seminal Woodstock gig. The group went on to sell out four consecutive nights at The Gramercy in January 2017. By the beginning of 2018, the band delivered a total of 77 seismic sets worldwide comprised of a 170‐song repertoire of covers, Crowes’ tunes, and solo material. Acclaim came from Guitar World, Relix, and more, while Rolling Stone summed it up succinctly as “Explosive.” By the time they retreated to Dark Horse Studios in Nashville with Robinson in the producer’s chair, the vision crystallized with the six‐person lineup. “The core was really important and needed to shine as a strong six‐piece. It was great to build something new last year. Now, we’re working towards something as a tight unit.” “We bashed out all of the framework on tour,” continues Ford. “When we got off the road, we focused and let it really shine.” ...

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IL DIVO – TIMELESS

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IL DIVO – TIMELESS

IL DIVO has evolved into the pre‐eminent tenor powerhouse vocal group with over 30 million albums sold, 160 gold and platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit and are the most commercially successful classical crossover group in international music history, as per Guinness World Records. To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, Il Divo releases TIMELESS in August 2018. The songs are a classic mix of favorite pop and traditional standards in four languages. 

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RISE AGAINST – THE GHOST NOTE SYMPHONIES VOL. 1

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RISE AGAINST – THE GHOST...

Chicago's Rise Against began in 1999 when ex‐88 Fingers Louie bassist Joe Principe tapped area vocalist Tim McIlrath for a new project rooted in the sound and social vision of traditional hardcore. Joined by fellow 88 Fingers vet Dan Precision on guitar and, eventually, drummer Brandon Barnes, Rise Against signed to Fat Wreck and issued The Unraveling in 2001. Precision left the band that same year to be replaced by Todd Mohney. Extensive touring followed, leading to their sophomore outing, 2002's Revolutions Per Minute. After a solid response from fans and critics alike, as well as a stint on the Warped Tour, Rise Against left the Fat Wreck fold for DreamWorks/Geffen. By this point, guitar duties were being handled by Chris Chasse (Reach the Sky). Rise Against made their major‐label debut in August 2004 with Siren Song of the Counter Culture. They toured steadily after the album's release, received plenty of solid press, and even saw Counter Culture ...

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