Teengirl Fantasy haven't released a full-length since 2012's Tracer, and following last year's Nun EP, the electronic pop duo have now lined up another short release. Thermal will arrive on November 18 on Break World Records. That's the album cover above. There are four songs included here: two of them are instrumentals, while the other two feature guests. Globetrotting vocalist LAFAWNDAH pops up on "Lung," while South Korean singer Hoody (후디) is on "U Touch Me." Scroll past the tracklist below to hear "Lung," which mixes clanking electronics with...Read More
English pop punk progenitors Buzzcocks' crowd-sourcing campaign earlier this year was apparently quite a success, as the group have completed a new LP called The Way. The band's ninth full-length effort is set to drop as a digital download October 4 through 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, with physical copies arriving November 18. A press release explains that the set was tracked out in London earlier this year and features 10 new tunes co-written between band founder Pete Shelley and longtime member Steve Diggle. Produced by Dave M Allen (the Cure, Depeche Mode), this marks the first album...Read More
Pallbearer laid out the Foundations of Burden earlier this year with their sophomore set of the same name, but the troupe will be showing us even more groundwork by reissuing their 2010 demo for the masses. Titled, fittingly enough, 2010 Demo, the Arkansas doomsmiths early-days release drops through 20 Buck Spin as a one-sided 12-inch on December 9. Originally issued as a CD-R and later as a limited-edition cassette, this will be the first time the demo arrives on vinyl. The record features early versions of "The Legend" and "Devoid of Redemption," which would both appear...Read More
Evidently a copyright dispute isn't going to stop Jack White's Third Man Records and Revenant Records from continuing in the two-part anthology series The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records. Following last year's Volume One (1917-1932), the second and final chapter will follow on November 18. This one is called Volume Two (1928-1932). This collection compiles material from Paramount's final five years; a press release notes that, in this time, the label "birthed the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issued some of the most coveted recordings in the history of...Read More
For fans of Timber Timbre, there has been something conspicuously missing from the spooky band's upcoming schedule: a hometown show. The group have now made up for this by announcing a three-night stand in Toronto. As previously reported, Timber Timbre are due to play a few Canadian shows this month before heading off to Europe in October. But come December, they will headline Lee's Palace on December 11, 12 and 13. Each of these Toronto shows will feature a different opener. Sean Nicholas Savage will open the first gig, Fiver will be there the next night, and Last Ex will appear on...Read More
It's only been a week since Vancouver ambient producer Loscil released a split EP with Fieldhead, but now the Destroyer associate also known as Scott Morgan has already announced a new album. Sea Island will drop on November 17 through Kranky. The album was made with a few collaborators, including Jason Zumpano, Fieldhead's Elaine Reynolds and others. Instruments, meanwhile, include vibraphone, Rhodes, piano, violin and vocals. Scroll past the tracklist below to hear opening cut "Ahull," which features nearly seven minutes of flickering electronic ambience. Meanwhile,...Read More
After issuing the excellent Burn Your Fire for No Witness early in the year, folk figure Angel Olsen has revealed she's repackaging the album for a deluxe, Mach 2.0 edition to close out 2014. A press release confirms that Jagjaguwar will have the remodelled Burn Your Fire for No Witness out on November 18. In addition to the original 11-song LP, the update will feature five extra tracks. Of the new additions, both "May as Well" and "Endless Road" had previously been pressed onto a 7-inch first available as a pre-order incentive with Burn Your Fire for No Witness and...Read More
While a proper album announcement has yet to be made, new info has leaked behind R&B golden boy Frank Ocean's next effort, informing us he'll be working with the likes of producers Hit-Boy (Jay Z, Kanye West) and Rodney Jerkins (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga). Not too much has been revealed as to what Ocean has created in the studio with either producer, but the collaborations were confirmed through Billboard. It's also been revealed that Ocean's next, as-yet-untitled set for Def Jam will have him teaming up with previous collaborators Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta and Kevin Ristro. Back in...Read More
It's high time Sam Roberts announced another round of tour dates behind the band's recent Lo-Fantasy full-length. In fact, the act have done just that, revealing Roberts and the rest of his group will be cutting through Canada for a quick stretch of concert dates later this fall. The Quebec-born artist revealed the tour plans today (September 16), confirming that following a few assorted dates in the UK and the U.S., he'll be bringing pop-rock songs from past and present to the home country in November. The Canadian trip kicks off in Kelowna, BC, on November 13, with the Sam...Read More
Vancouver pop rockers Mother Mother previously announced that they had signed to Universal for the impending album Very Good Bad Thing, and now they've shared the details of that LP. It's due out on November 4, and its release will be followed by a national tour. The 10-song tracklist is below. It begins with the surging, Pixies-style rocker "Get Out the Way," a video for which is at the bottom of this page. The album was recorded at Toronto's Noble Street Studios with producer by Gavin Brown. Below, scroll past the tracklist to see Mother Mother's tour schedule. This...Read More
Fans of indie pop and danceable rock should be excited to learn that We Are Scientists and Surfer Blood have teamed up for a string of North American dates this fall. To coincide with the tour, both bands have contributed new tracks to a split 7-inch that will be available at the shows, though you can give them a listen digitally right now. Surfer Blood are still supporting last year's Pythons, but their side of the 7-inch single delivers new tune "NW Passage," proving that the band haven't lost their knack for catchy, guitar-driven whimsy. We Are Scientists released TV...Read More
Proving that patience really is a virtue, the songs that make up ¡FLIST!'s debut album were written open an impressive eight-year period. However, it's now finally done, and Fuck You Im Dead is due out on November 11 via Art Not Love Records. For those unfamiliar with ¡FLIST!, it's the alias of Montreal genre-bender Charlie Twitch. A press release describes his sound like this: "Misled romances, visceral, semi-choreographed convulsions, dark soul beats, dirty guitars and baritone vocals. Some kind of sweaty, dance-y, David Lynch-ness." Fuck You Im Dead is said to draw...Read More
Though he's contributed to his fair share of collaborations as a member of the Maybach Music Group and treated fans to freeleaseases like last year's Honest Cowboy, Midwestern rapper Stalley has finally revealed plans for his debut studio album. Named after his home state, Ohio is slated to arrive on October 27 via Maybach/Atlantic. The bearded rapper makes an appearance in the album artwork, which is pictured above. An official tracklisting has yet to be announced, but you can listen to recent single "Always Into Something" featuring Ty Dolla $ign in the player...Read More
Last year, rapper Tim Dog (real name Timothy Blair) was reported dead following complications related to diabetes and a seizure. A couple months later, however, a victim of the rapper's fraudulent dating scheme claimed that his death was faked and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Well, following an investigation, Dateline NBC has now obtained a death certificate for Blair, confirming that the "Fuck Compton" rapper did indeed die on February 14, 2013. Dateline began investigating at the request of scam victim Esther Pilgrim, to whom Blair was in the process of...Read More
These days, things are going pretty well for Elizabeth Lowell Boland, a.k.a. Lowell. The pop songwriter recently signed with indie heavyweights Arts & Crafts and today (September 16) follows up her buzzed-about EP, I Killed Sara V., with her first full-length, We Loved Her Dearly. Things weren't always easy for the eclectic singer, who revealed earlier this year that she was coerced into stripping for a time after dropping out of University of Toronto, but on We Loved Her Dearly, Lowell is reconfiguring her past as an essential part of her current success, rather...Read More
A solid lineup of new album and single streams dominate this week's Music/Video Roundup, in which we alert you to some of the most talked-about material out there. Catch up on things you may have missed below, then be sure to check out our Music/Video section for more new music and videos daily.
Leading off the roundup is a stream of City Wrecker, the latest effort from onetime Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown songwriter Spencer Krug. Under his Moonface solo moniker, the five-track effort of stripped-down piano material was written while Krug was living in Finland. Be sure to give the small collection of elaborate arrangements a listen before its September 16 release.
Revealing plans for a collaboration earlier this year, Shad and Holy fuck have unveiled a Scion Sessions-sponsored 7-inch under the name Holy Shad. The single contains two tracks, "The Legend of Cy Borg Pt. 1" and "Pt. 2," and has been described as a "true collaboration" in which the MC and the band are equal creative partners. Stream both tracks in their entirety before getting your hands on a copy from the upcoming limited vinyl run.
After working on solo material under the moniker Grey Kingdom, former Attack in Black member Spencer Burton is set to release Don't Let the World See Your Love under his own name through Dine Alone Records. A collection of charming Canadiana tunes, the new record sees Burton team up with his Attack in Black bandmate Daniel Romano on production duties.
Montreal producer Jacques Greene, meanwhile, has shared his remix of the Toronto R&B star the Weeknd's "What You Need," keeping the dark, moody vibe while making it a little easier to dance to.
Finally, the Wilderness of Manitoba have returned this month with their fourth studio effort, Between Colours. Recorded in their hometown of Toronto, the record also features guest appearances from Michael Phillip Wojewoda of the Rheostatics on theremin and Alex Lifeson of Rush contributing a guitar solo. Hear the 10-track effort in its entirety by clicking the link above.
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In the past year or two, many of us have become more aware of the music industry's inherent sexism thanks to thought-provoking essays from Grimes and Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry, and now Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves has shared her own thoughts in a new spoken word piece. Graves made the speech this past weekend at Hudson, NY's Basilica Soundscape festival. It was apparently such a huge hit among attendees that The Talkhouse republished the essay in full. In the piece, Graves uses a sighting of Andrew W.K. as the jumping-off point for a discussion about women's role...Read More
After issuing his self-referentially titled sophomore set Partynextdoor Two in the summer, GTA-born OVO artist Partynextdoor has revealed he'll hitting the road in support of the album on a fall tour. The rapper-singer revealed his plans today (September 15) in an Instagram post. He'll first hit Montreal's Le Belmont venue on October 19 but will wind his way through U.S. and Canadian clubs up until the end of November. Other mother country concert dates include stops in Vancouver and his hometown of Toronto. You'll find Partynextdoor's itinerary info down below. In addition to...Read More
Having found his Back Road Paradise this spring, Canadian songwriting vet Jimmy Rankin is climbing into his cool car and heading out on Canada's back roads and highways for a tour in support of the new LP. The bulk of the outing will run for a little more than a month from early October to early November. Somewhat surprisingly, Rankin will skip Canada's most populous provinces entirely; his 25 upcoming shows all take place in the Maritimes, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This includes a one-off date in December. In a statement, Rankin explained the reason for the slightly unusual...Read More
Tech N9ne has sold over a million records independently, amassed more than 20 different projects and turned his label Strange Music into one of hip-hop's biggest success stories. But the Kansas City rapper says he still has a lot more to do. "I feel like my music is for the whole world," he tells Exclaim! Currently out on a full-fledged Canadian tour, Tech N9ne explains, "When I went to Barcelona, nobody knew me. I was walking around for five days, me and [labelmate] Krizz Kaliko, nobody spoke to us. Meaning that we haven't done our job there. When I went to Monaco, for four or five...Read More