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Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Yukon Blonde & Hey Rosetta!’s ‘Land You Love’

To celebrate their upcoming tour, Yukon Blonde and Hey Rosetta! have shared the video for ‘Land You Love’.

The song was written by Hey Rosetta!’s Tim Baker and the bands performed the track in two different locations.

Catch them on the following dates;

Nov 01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

Nov 02 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar

Nov 04 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Nov 06 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue

Nov 07 – Victoria, BC @ McPherson Playhouse

Nov 09 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear

Nov 10 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer

Nov 11 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Broadway Theatre

Nov 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre

Nov 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

Nov 15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Nov 16 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

Nov 17 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre In The Square

Nov 19 – Kingston, ON @ The Grand Theatre

Nov 20 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

Nov 21 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Nov 22 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre

Nov 25 – Saint John, NB @ The Kent Theatre

Nov 26,27 – Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Dec 16,17,18 – St. John’s, NL @ Holy Heart Theatre


Stream Yukon Blonde’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ for Free

Yukon Blonde have shared a free stream of ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ from their forthcoming album On Blonde, out on June 16 via Dine Alone Records.

The new album finds them moving away from the 70’s-style rock of their previous outings in favour of a psych-rock sound.

The band also announced the dates of their summer tour;

Jun 15, 2015 – NYC, NY @ Pianos

Jun 18, 2015 – Rossland, BC @ The Flying Steamshovel Inn

Jun 19, 2015 – Medicine Hat, AB @ Schooner’s Pub

Jun 20, 2015 – Swift Current, SK @ Windscape Kite Fest

Jun 21, 2015 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s

Jun 25, 2015 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Dragon Boat Fest

Jun 26, 2015 – Port Renfrew, BC @ Tall Tree Music Fest

July 11, 2015 – Vancouver, BC @ Khatsahlano Fest

July 14, 2015 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop*

July 16, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite*

July 17, 2015 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*

July 18, 2015 – Phoenix, AB @ Valley Bar*

July 21, 2015 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar*

July 22, 2015 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock*

July 23, 2015 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ*

July 25, 2015 – Kelowna, BC @ Centre of Gravity Fest

July 26, 2015 – Oro, ON @ WayHome Festival

July 27, 2015 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

July 28, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*

July 29, 2015 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux*

Aug 01, 2015 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*

Aug 02, 2015 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*

Aug 21, 2015 – Golden, BC @ Golden Sound Fest

Aug 22, 2015 – Oliver, BC @ Tinhorn Creek Winery

* w/ CHAPPO


Yukon Blonde Share New Music Video & Free MP3

Image courtesy of Dine Alone Records/Killbeat Music

Image courtesy of Dine Alone Records/Killbeat Music

Yukon Blonde have unveiled the video for ‘Saturday Night’ from their forthcoming third album On Blonde, out on June 16 via Dine Alone Records/Nevado Records.

The Mac Boucher-directed clip is a decadent and campy bridges glam rock, disco and punk while toying with the notions of ego and sexuality. It stars drag queen Sapphire.

“I first saw Sapphire perform at a drag show nearly a year ago, and I knew I had to work with her in some way,” Boucher said in a statement. “She’s animated, glamorous, and is straight up one of the best performers I’ve ever seen. The idea of a drag queen is fascinating, because dissimilar to transgender, the drag queen’s purpose is to perform, provoke, and really, really question what you’re seeing… which is always a good thing in my opinion. Sapphire’s character, ‘Diva’, similar to Tim Curry’s in Rocky Horror, has a commanding presence that literally pulls us through the environment.”

On Blonde finds the band combining guitar-driven tracks with synth-pop songs to create an atmosphere that evokes meandering along a city street at night during the summer. They once again worked with co-producer Colin Stewart on the follow-up to their JUNO Award-nominated and Polaris Prize short-listed 2012 effort Tiger Talk.

“It’s a more dynamic and more visceral album than our previous records,” frontman Jeff Innes explained in a statement. “We were more ambitious writing On Blonde so it’s sort of ironic that in experimenting we created a more accessible record than ever before.”

Yukon Blonde also announced the dates of their spring/summer tour with more dates TBA;

May 01, 2015 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club

May 23, 2105 – Calgary, AB @ Red Bull/Dine Alone 10th Anniversary Tour

Jun 20, 2015 – Swift Current, SK @ Windscape Kite Festival

Jun 25, 2015 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

Jun 26, 2015 – Port Renfrew, BC @ Tall Trees Festival

Jul 24, 2015 – Oro, ON @ Wayhome Festival

Jul 25, 2015 – Kelowna, BC @ Centre of Gravity Festival

Aug 21, 2015 – Golden, BC @ Golden Sound Festival

Aug 22, 2015 – Oliver, BC @ Tinhorn Winery

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Confused

Make You Mine

Como

I Wanna Be Your Man

Saturday Night

Hannah

Your Broke The Law

Starvation

Favourite People

Jezebel


Looking For A Place T.O. Happen; Canadian Music Fest Edition

At long last, Canadian Music Fest, or Canadian Music Week as we vets still call it, is upon us.

With over 40 artists from Canada and around the world playing 40 venues around Toronto, it may be tough trying to decide to see. Luckily, h@tb is here with the gigs that are worth checking out.

March 21

Daniella Watters @ Czehoski

The Balconies @ Lee’s Palace

Audio Blood Media’s CMF Showcase (Featuring The Mohawk Lodge, Amos The Transparent & more) @ The Dakota Tavern

Mo Kenney, Mad Ones, PS I Love You, Wildlife & more @ The Great Hall

March 22

The Indies (Featuring Metric, Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Yukon Blonde & More) @ The Kool Haus

Young Rival & Limblifter @ The Horseshoe

Ben Caplan @ The Rivoli

A K U A & Boys Who Say No @ The Silver Dollar

Acres Of Lions @ The Tranzac Club

The Town Heroes & Dearly Beloved @ The Bovine Sex Club

The Cheap Speakers @ Cabin 5

White Ash Falls @ The Cameron House & Supermarket

Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Global Village Backpackers

Parallels @ Hard Luck Bar

The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Revival

Mac DeMarco, Brews Willis & Grounders @ Sneaky Dee’s

We Need Surgery @ The Sister

March 23

Donovan Woods @ The Central

The Buzz Factor Series featuring Suuns, Lioness, Decades, Valleys & Savages @ Lee’s Palace

Papermaps @ Rancho Relaxo

Gabrielle Papillon @ The Rivoli

The Mohawk Lodge @ Shanghai Cowgirl

The Great Wilderness & Revolvers @ The Annex Live

Tin Star Orphans @ The El Mocambo

Shout Out Out Out Out @ The Horseshoe

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Massey Hall

Austra @ The Danforth Music Hall

Fucked Up @ The Great Hall

Diemonds @ The Hideout


Videos For A Lazy Sunday: White Ash Falls’ ‘Tonight I’ll Be Here With You’

White Ash Falls filmed this video at South Humber Park in Toronto. The track is from his debut By The River Bend, out now on Light Organ Records.

Mitch Fillion of Southern Souls directed the stripped-down clip that features Andy Bishop and his Yukon Blonde bandmates playing in unison in a pastoral scene.


NxEW Posts for July 17, 2012

Check out posts about the new album from one of the best bands in Toronto right now, Modernboys Moderngirls and the forthcoming album from White Ash Falls, the folk side project of Andy Bishop of Yukon Blonde.


Edgefest Adds Yukon Blonde & An Electronic Music Tent To Line-up

If you’re heading to Downsview Park on July 14th for Edgefest 2012, you’re probably thinking the line-up can’t possibly can’t get any more jam-packed with everything to big name acts to bands that are just below the radar.

Well guess what? It just did with the addition of Yukon Blonde. The BC  rockers will be playing the second stage alongside The Balconies, Whale Tooth, my friends Indian Handcrafts and many more. The mainstage features a reunited Death From Above 1979, The Sheepdogs, headliners Billy Talent and more.

The festival, put on by Toronto modern rock station 102.1 The Edge, will also introduce an electronic music tent called ElectronicEdgefest. The tent will be set up similar to a club and feature a variety of up and coming DJs and Hip-Hop artists, including JFK of MSTRKRFT, The Stafford Brothers, Stereotronique and more.

For details, head the Edgefest’s official site. To buy tickets, head to the usual Ticketmaster outlets or purchase them online.