Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stream Chance’s ‘Mr. Freedom Man’ For Free

Stream Chance’s ‘Mr. Freedom Man’ For Free

Chance Martin, friend and right-hand man to Johnny Cash, shared a track from the forthcoming reissue of his 1981, private press album album In Search, out on July 16 on Paradise of Bachelors.


The Draft Announce Tour Support

The Draft, a band that consists of 3/4’s of Hot Water Music, has announced that Cheap Girls and Luther will be joining them on their upcoming tour.

The two week tour will mark the first time The Draft has played in almost five years.

Check them out on the following dates;

7/17 – Washington, DC @ The Rock & Roll Hotel+
7/18 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom+
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus+
7/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
7/21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East*
7/23 – Albany, NY @ Bogies+
7/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose+
7/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class+
7/26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*+
7/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall+
7/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird+
 
+ = w/ Cheap Girls, Luther
* = w/ Tim Barry, Cory Branan, Des Ark


Stream Born Ruffians’ ‘With An Ax’ For Free

Toronto’s Born Ruffians treated fans to this Soundcloud-exclusive track.


Stream Shampoo Boy’s ‘Gift’ For Free

Vienna trio Shampoo Boy have shared a free stream of the track ‘Gift’, the first single from their debut EP Licht, out now on Blackest Ever Black.

The album finds the band varying between electro-acoustic improvisation, miasmic psychedelia and nerve-shredding guitar doom. It was recorded at Shampoo Boy’s Peter Rehberg Twisted Studio between April 2012 and January 2013.

Tracklisting is below;

A1. Loch (8:36)
A2. Fall (9:56)
B1. Gift (7:53)
B2. Still (10:01)


Stream Kingdom’s Vertical XL EP For Free

LA producer/DJ Kingdom (Ezra Rubin) is sharing a free stream of his fifth EP Vertical XL, out now on Fade to Mind.

The seven song effort chronicles Rubin’s first years living in Los Angeles. The songs are steeped in elements of grime, jungle and R&B.


Frank Ocean Announces International Tour Dates

Frank Ocean has announced that he’s heading out on the road in support of his acclaimed album Channel Orange.

Dates are below;

06/27/13 @ Tap 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark

 06/28/13 @ Bravalla Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden

07/02/13 @ Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

07/03/13 @ Le Zenith – Paris, France

07/04/13 @ Hovefestival – Arendal, Norway

07/06/13 @ Rock Werchter – Rotselaar, Belgium

07/09/13 @ Brixton O2 Academy – London, United Kingdom

07/10/13 @ Brixton O2 Academy – London, United Kingdom

07/12/13 @ Wireless Festival, Olympic Park London – London, United Kingdom

07/13/13 @ Phoenix Park – Dublin, Ireland

07/14/13 @ T in the Park – Kinross, United Kingdom

07/16/13 @ Laugardalshollin – Reykjavik, Iceland

07/28/13 @ Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay, Australia

08/03/13 @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, QC


Audio Blood Unveils NxNE Line-up

The good folks at Audio Blood Media have unveiled the line-up of AB artists who will be playing at North by Northeast 2013 in Toronto.

The official Audio Blood showcase is slated for The Rivoli on June 13. To stay up to date on all things AB during the festival, use the hashtag #ABDOESNXNE on Twitter.

The Balconies

Thursday, June 13 @ Saint James Park – 7pm

The Bokononists

Thursday, June 13 @ Saint James Park – 6pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 9pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 3:45pm

Cai.ro

Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 11:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 2:15pm
Friday, June 14 @ Football Factory: SonaBLAST! Day Party – TBA

Little Sun

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 2pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 5:30pm
Saturday, June 15 @ The Monarch Tavern – 11pm

Mary Stewart

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 4pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 8:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 5pm

Miesha & The Spanks

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 6pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase- 12:30am
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 1:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 6pm
Friday, June 14 @ Bovine Sex Club – 10pm
Sunday, June 16 @ Magpie Taproom – TBA

Quiet Company

Tuesday, June 11 @ The Horseshoe Tavern: No Nu Cover Music Nite – 1am
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase- 9:30pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Grossman’s Tavern – 12am
Thursday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 3pm
Saturday, June 15 @ Rancho Relaxo – 12am

The Penske File

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 7pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 2:30am
Friday, June 15 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 6:30pm
Friday, June 15 @ The Football Factory: SonaBLAST! Day Party – TBA

The Revival

Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 10:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 4:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ The Cameron House – 1am

The Roseville Band

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 5pm
Friday, June 14 @ Sidedoor -11pm
Friday June 14 @ Rancho Relaxo – 2am
Saturday, June 15 @ The Dakota Tavern – 11pm


Fatality Go On Disastour

Canadian thrash metal band Fatality have unveiled the dates of their North American tour titled Disastour.

To celebrate, they’re offering a free stream of the track ‘Thoughts Collide’ and a preview of the track ‘Monstrous’ from their forthcoming album Psychonaut, out on June 28. Check ’em out below;

The band is raising funds for the new album, tour and video via an Indiegogo.com crowd-funding campaign. So far, fans have raised $3,500 with more funds being raised. The video below explains the campaign;

Tracklisting and album cover artwork for Psychonaut are below;

1. Enter Purgatory
2. Thoughts Collide
3. Monstrous
4. Before the Collapse
5. Towards Disaster
6. Psychonaut
7. Satan’s Shepherd
8. Thrashterpiece II

 


Download Beau’s & The Grid’s Summer Mixtape For Free

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and Toronto weekly The Grid have unveiled their second free summer mixtape.

It will be available for download here for the next three months.

“Indie music and indie beer belong together. Beau’s is devoted to helping independent artists and the Mixtape is a great way for us to do this,” Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne said in a statement.

Tracklisting is below;

1. Leave a Light On – The Wooden Sky

2.      Summer Luvin – The Danks

3.      Bit By Bit – Mother Mother

4.      Robotic – Hannah Georgas

5.      This Guy Reads From A Card – The Flatliners

6.      How To Kill A Man – Raine Maida

7.      Vampyre – Cai.ro

8.      Iron Streams – Beliefs

9.      Arrows – Evening Hymns

10.    Property Lines – Dusted

11.    Want You To Know – Miesha & The Spanks

12.    I Wanna Go South – Brews Willis

13.   More Thorns – By Divine Right

14.   Baby I Hate You- The BB Guns

15.   Goodnight / Sleeptight – Rob Moir