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HEATHER RANKIN – A FINE LINE

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Heather Rankin is best known for her recordings and performances with the multi‐platinum selling musical group, The Rankin Family. Over 25 years the group sold over a million records and was awarded six JUNO Awards, three Canadian Country Music Awards, an American Country Music Television Award (CMT) and 15 East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs). Heather Rankin sang back‐up vocals on Carly Simon's album The Bedroom Tapes and has been featured on the recordings of such artists as The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Will Ackerman. Now focusing on a career as a solo artist, Heather has released new album A Fine Line, an evocative 11 song collection produced by David Tyson (Co‐writer/producer of Alannah Myles, Black Velvet and Amanda Marshall, Dark Horse). The new album includes a cover of Tears For Fears' 1985 hit, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, featuring hip hop artist Quake Matthews. A Fine Line is an exploration of the balance between grief and ...

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WEEZER – WEEZER (WHITE ALBUM)

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WEEZER – WEEZER (WHITE...

Weezer's self-titled, tenth studio album (referred to as The White Album), out on April 1, 2016. The first track from the highly anticipated album, "Thank God For Girls" ("insanely catchy new single"-NPR), has charted across multiple genres. In addition, the band recently announced a massive coheadlining summer tour with Panic! At The Disco. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Weezer- Rivers Cuomo (vocals/guitar), Brian Bell (guitar), Scott Shriner (bass), and Patrick Wilson (drums)-has sold over 17 million records worldwide. The alt-rock band has proven themselves a force in the industry with a 20-year catalog that features charttopping hits such as "Buddy Holly," "Say It Ain't So," "Hash Pipe," "Beverly Hills," "Perfect Situation," "Pork and Beans," "El Scorcho," "Island In The Sun," and more. Canadian Tour Dates (Co-Headlining with Panic! At The Disco): JULY 6 TORONTO Molson Amphitheatre JULY 28 BURNABY, BC Lawn at Deer Lake Park.

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BOMBINO – AZEL

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BOMBINO – AZEL

After a ‘brief’ 25 hour delay in Morocco on his way from Niger, Bombino arrived in Woodstock, New York to record his new album at Applehead Studio with Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors). Longstreth proved to be a fantastic match for Bombino as this album’s producer. He has a deep respect for the Saharan music tradition and guided their sessions with a gentle but skilled hand. Fans of Bombino and Tuareg music in general will notice a few remarkable innovations on this album.The first is the introduction of a new style that Bombino is pioneering that he affectionally refers to as ‘Tuareggae’ – a sunny blend of Tuareg blues/rock with reggae onedrop and bounce. Another is the first-ever use of Western vocal harmonies in recorded Tuareg music, (due to Longstreth’s influence) which give the songs new depth and color. Finally, the band is tighter and more energetic than ever before.The result is Bombino’s best, most well-rounded, and groundbreaking album to date: Azel.

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BLACK STONE CHERRY – KENTUCKY

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A DECADE AGO, BLACK STONE CHERRY MADE ITS ATTENTIONGRABBING SELF-TITLED DEBUT AT BARRICK RECORDING STUDIO NEAR THEIR HOMETOWN OF EDMONTON, KY. IT PROCLAIMED THE ARRIVAL OF A VIBRANT AND EXCITING NEW FORCE IN SOUTHERN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, A GROUP THAT PLAYED WITH FIRE, SANG WITH BRIMSTONE AND HAD PLENTY OF CAJONES. FLASH FORWARD NINE YEARS AND THE BSC CREW -- STILL GUITARISTS CHRIS ROBERTSON AND BEN WELLS, BASSIST JON LAWHON AND DRUMMER JOHN FRED YOUNG -- FOUND THEMSELVES BACK AT BARRICK, WHICH HAD RELOCATED AND MODERNIZED A BIT DURING THE INTERVENING YEARS, ALTHOUGH ITS ANALOG MIXING BOARD HAILS FROM EMI’S LEGENDARY ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS IN LONDON. THEY CAME INTO KENTUCKY –- THE QUARTET’S FIRST RELEASE FOR MASCOT RECORDS -- MORE SEASONED, BATTLE-SAVVY AND FOCUSED, READY TO COME BACK HOME AND TURN EVERYTHING THEY’D LEARNED INTO A SET OF AMBITIOUS AND FEARLESS NEW MUSIC. FEATURING THE DIVERSE GUITAR DRIVEN SINGLE “IN OUR DREAMS” TO HOME SPUN “THE RAMBLER”, “THIS ALBUM IS KENTUCKY,”ROBERTSON SAYS WITH PALPABLY FIERCE PRIDE. “EVERYONE WHO PLAYS ...

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DEVOUR THE DAY – S.O.A.R.

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DEVOUR THE DAY – S.O.A.R...

The first single off their debut album was top 10 at active rock. Time and Pressure sold 20k albums and 150k singles. They have shared the stage with Pop Evil, Three Days Grace, All That Remains, Hell Yeah and many more. TRACKLISTING: S.O.A.R/ Step Aside/ The Bottom/ Heaven?/ Quicksand/ Fake It To Make It/ Lightning In The Sky/ Something Real/ Golden City/ Save Yourself

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JOHN CONGLETON – UNTIL THE HORROR GOES

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JOHN CONGLETON – UNTIL...

Until the Horror Goes, Grammy award-winning producer (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Explosions In the Sky etc) John Congleton’s debut full-length album as John Congleton and the Nighty Nite, is a howling, sardonic document of existential angst. Released April 1st, 2016 on Fat Possum Records, Until the Horror Goes, rows firmly against the placating currents of popular music. Crafting a genre of his own, Congleton creates a kind of horror-gospel mixing unflinching examinations of modern life with humor, high art with low culture. Pop melodies given voice by massive and unexpected orchestration live within wild sounds and atonality. Until the Horror Goes is a raw record compelled by an anxiety particular to our time and place, squarely out of fashion with the post-industrial morass of music conceived and created to sell a lifestyle. One is reminded of John Cale, whose angry, emphatic Fear debuted the week Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim, a saccharine soft-rock ballad, sat at the top of the charts. Like ...

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YEASAYER – AMEN & GOODBYE

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The fourth studio album from Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer, Amen & Goodbye, will be released on April 1, 2016. To visually interpret the album, Yeasayer collaborated with renowned sculptor David Altmejd (whose artwork is a major influence on the band) to create the gatefold artwork. The teasers released prior to album announcement contained some of the sculptures Altmejd created while listening to the band’s new album. This was a dream come true for the band and the full artwork is utterly spectacular. Amen & Goodbye is the follow up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital-heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer - Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything to make the final document. Yeasayer offered a peek into the world of Amen & Goodbye with ‘I Am Chemistry’, the first track to be ...

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CHEAP TRICK – BANG ZOOM CRAZY HELLO

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The release of Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The long‐awaited news celebrates the pioneering sound that has lead to sales in excess of 20 MILLION and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications for their multi‐award winning back catalogue. Now into their fourth decade, Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello marks the band’s 17th studio album. Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1973 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band are truly one of a kind, power pop pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, spanning ‘Surrender’ and ‘I Want You To Want Me’ to ‘Dream Police’ and the worldwide #1 hit single, ‘The Flame’.    

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JOE BONAMASSA – BLUES OF DEPRESSION

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Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa’s most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of “This Train” (Joe’s guitar is set to “rude” throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad “What I’ve Known for a Very Long Time” to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of “The Valley Runs Low,” on which Bonamassa’s voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there’s the bleary, tequila-soaked “Drive,” dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy. Throughout the record, Bonamassa’s epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. “No Good Place For the Lonely” features some of the guitarist’s most cauterizing licks yet, and the walloping title track is a white-knuckled, six-string thrill ride guaranteed to jolt the senses. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa ...

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ZAYN – MIND OF MINE

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ZAYN – MIND OF MINE

ZAYN is set to release his eagerly awaited debut album MIND OF MINE via RCA Records on March 25th, 2016. The release of MIND OF MINE comes on the one year anniversary of ZAYN’s decision to become a solo artist and focus on the next chapter of his music evolution. Working with ZAYN on his debut album, noted producer Malay (Frank Ocean) described him as, “Pure genius. An artists’ artist. A shining star with a genuine heart.” “Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more,” ZAYN recently disclosed to FADER. “For 10 years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.”  

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