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Toronto-based, fuzz-pop quintet, Alvvays felt a release week onslaught of praise for their debut, self-titled album out now on Royal Mountain Records (PUP, Hollerado), seeing their raved about lead single Archie, Marry Me hit #1 Most Added at College Radio in both Canada and the U.S. The super-8, hazy, ‘end of summer days spent lost at sea’ MuchFACT funded video, premiered around the world via Noisey. The record debuted in the Top 10 at iTunes in Canada and Top 20 Billboard New Artist and Top 10 New Alternative at Billboard. The band performed on celebrated CBC Radio1 cultural affairs show Q with Jian Ghomeshi and will tour Canada in September, the UK in October supporting Real Estate.



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Half Moon Run is Devon Portielje, from Ottawa, who met Conner Molander and Dylan Phillips, from Comox, BC through a mutual friend and via an ad on CraigsList in 2009. This 20-something trio grew their partnership into an incredible debut. Their highly anticipated debut album “Dark Eyes” was released on March 27, 2012. The raw musical talent they each possess combines to make an awe-inspiring, multi-tasked sound and live show. Phillips often plays drums and keys simultaneously as Molander and Portielje shuffle between guitar, keys, samplers and percussion. Folky, 60’s inspired three-part harmonies hold down moody, psychedelic arrangements and electronic-infused soundscapes.
Proclaimed “Buzz Kings Of The Festival” by the NME, and further high praise has come from The Montreal Gazette and Brooklyn Vegan (amongst many others) to their M for Montreal festival performance in late 2011.The band has toured the world several times over, playing some of the biggest festivals around the globe. They added now permanent member Issac Symonds to their line up, signed an international deal with Glassnote records for the rest of the world (excluding Canada) and they are currently taking some time to write record number two. Details to follow soon.



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Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! released their third album Seeds in February 2011. It went on to be Short Listed for the Polaris Music Prize, following in the footsteps of 2009 Short Listed, Into Your Lungs… and the band saw itself nominated for two Casby Awards, a Juno Award (and performed on the broadcast show), nominated and won several ECMA’s and toured steadily across the world several times over. It was recently announced, the band’s new album “Second Sight” recorded with Marcus Paquin in Montreal, will be released on October 21, 2014. Hey Rosetta! will tour with Stars across the US in November.



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Toronto’s July Talk, are easily one of Canada’s most buzzed-about indie-rock groups. Nominated for a 2014 JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group Of The Year as well winning a SiriusXM Indie Award for Alternative Group of the Year, all on the merit of their debut, self-titled album. And, the quintet’s live show quickly in equal measure has earned the group the reputation as one of the most transfixing, unpredictable and exciting bands in the country. After a relentless summer festival season, July Talk are now on tour in the U.S., where they have seen their album released via Polydor.



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Kevin Drew – co-founder, songwriter and front man of Broken Social Scene released his second solo album Darlings on March 18th via Arts & Crafts. Drew’s 2007 effort Spirit If… was his inaugural step beyond the decade-long shadow of BSS, and Darlings spotlights Drew with seven years more experience and maturity and can be seen as a breakthrough statement of personal artistry. It also reveals a more focused and refined sound; more honest, revelatory songwriting, with Drew’s craft concentrated on lyrical and emotional connections.



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Lowell is a wolf. Her name stems from the French origin of the word, but her approach to music, creating, and the way she’s embraced both are a testament to both she and her namesake: fearless, determined, and a natural pack leader.
Writing each song to empower herself as much as her listeners, and as EP and album track Cloud 69 opens “like dynamite,” Lowell openly talks about sexual abuse, rape, abortion, and women’s rights. She boldly addresses the lack of LGBTQ rights in our society, as well the ignorance about (and simultaneous obsession with) homosexuality. However, there’s no grandstanding here – far from it. Lowell’s brand of pop may convey the urgency of her subject matter, but her melodies keep songs accessible and fun. Turns out you can still dance while confronting social norms; you can still have fun while defending equality. And Lowell’s stream of musical optimism makes it possible.
It was through her earned U.K. ties with award winning producer Martin Terefe that Lowell then joined up with his Apparatjik collective also comprised of Magne Furuholmen (A-ha), Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Jonas Bjerre (Mew). The group collaborated to support her creation of the mini-album If You Can Solve This Jumble and Lowell joined the group onstage to headline the Roskilde Festival in 2012. Her I Killed Sara V EP was released earlier this year and she follows with the 12 tracks for her debut album We Loved Her Dearly as of September 16.



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It’s been a breakthrough year for the universally applauded duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter who are the genius inner workings of Phantogram. Their new full-length album Voices [Republic Records/Indica] achieved critical acclaim, with the Associated Press hailing it “an epochal album, a generational capstone that will reside in playlists for a generation to come,” and NOW Magazine noted in a recent live review, “their music funnels an array of 90s influences – the tumbling rhythms of Bristol trip-hop, quirky samples and droning Radiohead riffs – into a triumphant pop sound.” Named one of the “50 Best Albums Of 2014” by SPIN. Voices made an impressive debut at #1 on iTunes Alternative Chart and #5 on iTunes Top Album Chart in the U.S. also yielded the multi-format anthem Fall In Love and the video for the incredible track is posted over on the FP PR blog. Check it out and shake it out.



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Intentionally using a lower-case ‘h’ and ending in a trifecta of ‘i’s’ the Vancouver-based quintet and 2011 JUNO Award winners for New Group Of The Year wanted to put some distance and distinction between the sun-filled U.S. State, so far from their Vancouver, BC home base with the September 17 release of their new album hawaiii.

The album title also mirrors the different way Said The Whale assembled this new album. Singer/songwriter Tyler Bancroft noted: “Instead of booking a solid block of time to record the entire album, we did it in short bursts over a period of six months. The time in between sessions allowed us to reflect on what we’d recorded, to tour and road-test some of the songs, and to continue writing.”

The twelve track album has already seen first single and EP namesake “I Love You” become the biggest song at radio the band has had to date in Canada and the U.S. Said The Whale is on tour in North America now with Tokyo Police Club.



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Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings in the acclaimed indie-rock band Attack In Black, to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in his country-folk infused Grey Kingdom, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso. Releasing simply under his own name for his new album and his third solo offering, Don’t Let The World See Your Love is being released on September 16 via Dine Alone Records. Produced by long-time friend and musical collaborator, Daniel Romano, Spencer is renowned for his captivating, story-telling style of performance, and he is confirmed to will play a special two-night run in Ottawa at The National Arts Centre on October 28 and 29 with Jenn Grant and a solo show in Toronto at The Rivoli on November 27. Additional show dates will be confirmed shortly.
…a breezy style reminiscent of the moody pop-folk of Nick Drake.” noted US Alt Country blog Twang Nation who premiered album track “A Body Is All She Ever Let Me Hold” earlier this year.



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Like their celestial namesake, Stars only come out at night. Stars’ albums have always served as thermochromic barometers of their makers’ emotional well-being, be it the romantic upheaval of 2003’s Heart and 2004’s Set Yourself On Fire, the newsticker-triggered discontent of 2007’s In Our Bedroom After the War, the downcast elegies of 2010’s The Five Ghosts (a requiem for singer Torquil Campbell’s father, who passed away during the album’s creation), or the rejuvenation of 2012’s The North (recorded while inter-band couple Amy Millan and Evan Cranley were in the throes of new parenthood). This time around, for their seventh record together, Stars decided to scratch the seven-album itch by shaping their own environment, renovating a studio that happened to be atop a thriving dance club, The Royal Phoenix. So rather than fight the funk, Stars rolled alongside, with the incessant 4/4 thump emanating from below serving as the metronomic template that would form the basis of No One Is Lost.
“This record’s called No One Is Lost because that is a fucking lie.” says lead singer Torquil Campbell. “We are all lost, we are all going to lose this game and, as you get older, you lose people more and more. That’s Stars’ ethos: this life is very heartbreaking and sad… so let’s get completely fucking arseholed and listen to some Dionne Warwick.”



Full Client Archive

  • Said The Whale - Islands Disappear, New Brighton, Little Mountain, hawaiii - Current
  • Rah Rah - Breaking Hearts, The Sailors EP, Rahmixes, and The Poet's Dead - Current
  • Spencer Burton - Don't Let The World See Your Love - Current
  • Library Voices - Denim on Denim, Summer of Lust, For John - current
  • Erin Passmore - Downtown - current
  • Hey Rosetta! - Seeds, Second Sight - Current
  • Rococode - Guns, Sex and Glory - Current
  • Metric - Synthetica - Current
  • Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes - Current
  • Best Coast - The Only Place - Current
  • Sally Seltmann - Heart That's Pounding - 2010
  • Yoav - A Foolproof Escape Plan - 2010
  • Wil - In This Together - 2009
  • Band Of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey 2009
  • Sam Bradley - Sam Bradley EP 2009
  • Doppelganger - Short Film - 2009 - 2010
  • The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos (TV) - 2007 - 2009
  • Kevin Drew - Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew - 2007
  • Jamie T - Panic Prevention - 2007
  • Daft Punk - Human After All - 2007
  • Lily Allen - Alright, Still - 2006 - 2007
  • Richard Ashcroft - Keys To The World - 2006 - 2007
  • 30 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie - 2006 - 2007
  • We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor, Crap Attack - 2006 - 2007
  • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Don't You Fake It - 2006 - 2007
  • Feist - Let It Die, The Reminder -2005 - 2007
  • Mae - The Everglow, Singularity - 2005 - 2007
  • Goldfrapp - Supernature - 2005 - 2006
  • Athlete - Tourist - 2005
  • KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope, Drastic Fantastic - 2004 - 2007
  • Phoenix - Alphabetical - 2004
  • Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue, Duper Sessions, Phantom Punch - 2004 - 2007
  • Willy Mason - Where The Humans Eat - 2004
  • Relient K - Two Lefts Don't Make A Right...But Three Do, Mmhmm, Five Score And Seven Years Ago - 2003 -2007
  • Jason Collett - Motor Motel Love Songs 2003
  • Fountains Of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers - 2003
  • The Music - The Music - 2003
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me - 2002/03 (debut showcase event in Toronto)
  • Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals - 1997 - 1999 (Regional Press UK)
  • Charlatans UK - Tellin' Stories - 1997 - 1999 (Regional Press UK)
  • Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves - 1998 - 1999 (Regional Press UK)