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Raine Hamilton String Trio Shares the Video for ‘Starlight’

Raine Hamilton String Trio has shared the video for ‘Starlight’ from their sophomore album Night Sky, out on March 23.

This follows the release of ‘Lift Me Up’;

Hamilton will hold an album release party at the West End Cultural Centre in her hometown of Winnipeg on March 24. The gig will feature ASL interpretation and gender inclusive washrooms. The show will open with n artists’ circle,  featuring Abigail LapellNic Dyson, Gabriela Ocejo, and ASL poetry by Jordan Sangalang.

Hamilton believes that concerts should be an inclusive experience and offers gigs with ASL interpretation. She also offers songwriting and fiddle tune writing workshops in English and French.

“The night sky, for me, is a symbol of the beyond. It is light in the darkness,” Hamilton said in a statement “It is stillness and vulnerability. Imagery of the night sky appears again and again in these songs, the title of the album making itself known.”

She’s toured Canada extensively performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra three times as well as a gig in a cave and playing her way across Canada on VIA Rail.

Catch Raine Hamilton on the following dates;

March 24 – Winnipeg, MB – The WECC *Album Release Show* (with full band)
April 4 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment (with string trio)
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Theatre (with string trio)
April 6 – Twin Butte, AB – The General Store (solo)
April 7 – Grand Forks, BC – Seniors Hall at City Park (solo)
April 8 – Vernon, BC – Record City (solo)
April 11 – Vancouver, BC – Guilt & Co. (solo)
April 13 – Chilliwack, BC – Tractorgrease Cafe (solo)
April 14 – Lions Bay, BC – House Concert (solo)
April 21 – Toronto, ON – House Concert (solo)
April 22 – Toronto, ON – The Burdock (solo)
April 25 – Peterborough, ON – The Garnet (solo)
April 26 – Owen Sound, ON – Bleeding Carrot (solo)
April 28 – London, ON – House Concert (solo)
April 29 – Whitby, ON – UpCap Cafe Concert Series (solo)


1.  Starlight
2.  Lift Me Up
3.  To The North
4.  Robin Hood
5.  Aurora In The Meadow
6.  Everyday
7.  For Hidegard (Canon in b phrygian)
8.  La Plaine
9.  Broken Plate
10. Bury My Heart

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Fischerspooner’s ‘Butterscotch Goddam’

Fischerspooner have shared the Carlo Van de Roer-directed video for ‘Butterscotch Goddam’ from Sir, their first album in nearly a decade, out now on Ultra Records.

Sir was produced by Michael Stipe of REM in Athens, Georgia with contributions from Stipe’s close collaborator Andy LeMaster along with additional production by BOOTS (Beyonce, Run The Jewels, FKA Twigs). The album was mixed by both Stuart White (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and LeMaster. It also features contributions by Spooner’s longtime collaborator Le Chev and Thomas Haskett.

“The song is about a tumultuous love affair. We shot the video entirely in-camera, using optical devices and new filmmaking tools to play with the push and pull of a dichotomous relationship, and the accumulating distortion of reality that comes with that,” Van de Roer said in a statement.

Catch Fischerspooner on the following dates;

March 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
March 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
March 16 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

1. Stranger Strange
2. TopBrazil
3. Togetherness ft. Caroline Polachek
4. Everything Is Just Alright
5. Have Fun Tonight
6. Discreet
7. Strut
8. Get It On
9. I Need Love
10. Butterscotch Goddam ft. Johnny Magee
11. Dark Pink
12. Try Again ft. Andy LeMaster
13. Oh Rio ft. Holly Miranda


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: The Lovely Eggs’ ‘Wiggy Giggy’

Northern England psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs have shared the video for ‘Wiggy Giggy’ from their new album This is Eggland.

The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Mercury Rev/Tame Impala). The husband and wife duo of Holly Ross and David Blackwell also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

04/29 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
05/24 – Preston, UK @ Guildhall
05/25 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
05/26 – Guildford, UK @ The Boiler Room
05/27 – Hastings, UK @ The Printworks
05/28 – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall
05/29 – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
05/30 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare and Hounds
05/31 – Derby, UK @ The Hairy Dog
06/01 – Sheffield, UK @ Picturehouse Social
06/02 – Wakefield, UK @ Long Division Festival
06/03 – Coombes, UK @ Glastonwick Festival
10/28 – London, UK @ Scala

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Towkio’s ‘Symphony’ (Featuring Teddy Jackson)

Towkio has shared the visuals for ‘Symphony’ featuring Teddy Jackson.

The track is taken from the Chicago artist’s forthcoming album WWW, out on American Recordings/Republic on February 16. Towkio is the first rapper to be signed by Rick Rubin in over 20 years. He recorded the album at Rubin’s Shangri-La studio.

Norwegian producer Lido executive produced the release along with contributions from Knox Fortune, Peter Cottontale, Nico Segal, Carter Lang and Nate Fox.

Symphony ft. Teddy Jackson
Hot Shit
2 Da Moon ft. Teddy Jackson & Grace Weber
Morning View 
Forever ft. Vic Mensa
Lose Me (I Don’t Mind)
Hate 2 Love ft. Njomza

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Toy Cars’ ‘Erie’

New Jersey’s Toy Cars have shared the video for ‘Erie’, featuring Jenna Murphy from PRIM. The track is taken from their debut album Paint Brain.

The band initially started life as a side project for vocalist/guitarist Matt Debenedetti. They had a rotating cast of members, self-recording and releasing music, before their line-up solidified in 2016.

Their first recording an EP titled Sleeping Patterns, was released through Massachusetts label Counter Intuitive Records in 2016.

Catch Toy Cars on the following dates;

1. Paint Brain
2. Cold
3. Cobwebs
4. Truth Be Told
5. Leaving A/B
6. Iron Me Out
7. Track 7
8. Swim
9. Erie
10. Jimmy & Quinn
11. Tread
12. Sarah 1908


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Che Aimee Dorval ‘Buried’

Vancouver singer/songwriter Che Aimee Dorval has shared the video for ‘Buried’ from her third album Between The Walls & The Window, out now.

She tapped veteran producer Shawn F. Cole (Bend Sinister, Yukon Blonde, You Say Party! We Say Die!) to helm the boards and recruited an impressive list of session players including  Neko Case guitarist Paul Rigby, bassist Darren Parris and drummer Daniel Ruiz.

“The first single ‘Buried’ was born out of frustration at having to fight the same battles I thought we’d grown past,” Dorval said in a statement. “The same battles I’ve witnessed my mother going up against my whole life. Even with all the progress we’ve made there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

She honed her skills as a musician playing at clubs in her hometown and busking in Europe. She won David Foster’s British Columbia Star Search in 2007. This led to an appearance at Foster’s charity gala and a trip to LA to work with producers Greg Wells (Rufus Wainright, Katy Perry) and Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson).

Instead of embracing mainstream pop stardom, she returned to her hometown and release her debut album Underachiever in 2008. In 2009, she worked with Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project) on his album Ki which led to the pair teaming up for the dark alt-country project Casualties of Cool. Touring helped to earn her an international following and inspired her to relaunch her solo career, releasing her EP Volume One in 2015

This lead to a 12 date UK tour opening for Kim Churchill.


1.  Afraid
2.  Buried
3.  Erupt The Quietus
4.  Holding In
5.  I Should Have Worried
6.  Art Of Dying
7.  Low
8.  I Know I Know (a Broken Heart)

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Dirty Machine’s ‘Self Made Hero’

David Leach, the frontman for LA alternative metal band Dirty Machine, had this to say about the video for ‘Self Made Hero’ in a statement;

“We chose to release ‘Self Made Hero’ as our next single, simply because of the current state of the world. Everyone is angry, everyone is divided and “Self Made Hero” is a song that completely contradicts that. It’s about paving your own way and writing your own story. Regardless of what the media, politicians or celebrities want you to feel. The middle class has always been kicked around. More now than ever before. This is their anthem.”

The clip was directed by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric, whose previous credits include videos from Hollywood Undead, Combi Christ and Stitched up Heart.

The track is taken from their latest release, Discord, out now on Zombie Shark Records. It was produced by the band and Ben Jovi at Left Coast Label Studios. They already have a healthy following in Kansas City after their music was picked up by local station 98.9 The Rock as well as sharing the stage with P.O.D., Adema, Ghost, Sixx AM, Disturbed, Trivium, Hell Yeah, Alien Ant Farm, Otep, Metalachi, Orgy and many more at Kansas City Rockfest.

1. Discord
2. Seeds
3. Self Made Hero
4. Social Recoil
5. Ecusa’s Nightmare
6. Built
7. C4
8. Wonka
9. Refuse To Follow (Bonus Track)
10. Victory (Bonus Track)
11. J-Dead (Bonus Track)