LOOK AHEAD SPRING 2016



WINTERSLEEP
The Great Detachment
March 4, 2016 (Dine Alone Records)

 

Wintersleep’s new album The Great Detachment is out now on Dine Alone Records. In Canada, the lead single “Amerika” hit #1 on the Billboard rock charts. Over in the UK, it’s gotten serious play on BBC Radio 2 and support from Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

 

 
Tour Dates
3/23 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway at SAIT
3/24 Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
3/25 Vancouver, BC @ Commordore Ballroom
3/26 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
3/29 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/30 Saskatoon, SK @ The Broadway Theatre
3/31 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

 

www.wintersleep.com | @wintersleep

 

DANIEL ROMANO
Mosey
May 27, 2016 (New West Records)

 

On the heels of his acclaimed 2015 album, If I’ve Only One Time Askin’, currently nominated for a Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, prolific and chameleonic artist Daniel Romano releases his daring new record, Mosey on May 27 via New West Records. Not adherent to genres, fads or tradition, the 12-track album turns convention on its head and refuses to be confined to narrow classification.

 

 

Tour Dates
April 1 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway (JUNOfest)
April 4 – Saskatoon, SK @ Village Guitar & Amp
May 26 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
May 27 – Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
May 28 – Aberdeen, UK @ The Tunnels
May 29 – York, UK @ The Crescent
May 30 – Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon
May 31 – London, UK @ The Lexington
May 31 – London, UK @ Rough Trade In-store
June 1 – Antwerpen, BE @ De Roma
June 2 – Gent, BE @ Dok
June 3 – Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
June 4 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
June 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
June 6 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
June 7 Mannheim, DE @ TBA
June 9 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
June 10 – Flensburg, DE @ Volksbad
June 11 – Mulheim, DE @ Static Roots Festival
June 17 – Vitoria, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival
June 19 – St. Etienne, FR @ Thunderbird Lounge
June 26 – Hamburg, DE @ Sound Yard
June 27 – Randers, DK @ Memphis Mansion
June 28 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
June 29 – Mariehamn, SE @ Dinos
July 2 – Stockholm, SE @ Lassei Parken
July 3 – Orebro, SE @ Kulturhuskällaren
July 6 – Karlstad, SE @ Nojesfabriken
July 7 – Borlange, SE @ Peace and Love Festival
July 8 – Malmo, SE @ Pildammsteatern/Sommarscen
July 9 – Oslo, NO @ Vulcan Arena
July 10 – Kristiansand, NO @ Cafe Generlan

 
www.danielromanomusic.com | @danielromanomusic
 

MARGO PRICE
Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
March 25, 2016 (Third Man Records)

 

“Her voice aches with the same world weariness that permeated Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette’s songs.” – Rolling Stone Country

 

“Her steamroller of a voice has Dolly’s bright blare and knack for a punchline.” – Pitchfork

 

Hard work, grit, and pristine musicality steeped in real life experience from the school of hard knocks – that’s Nashville. That’s Country music. That’s Margo Price. Price is the first Nashville-based artist signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records. Her debut LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter will be released March 25, 2016. Watch the wild music video for album highlight “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” – a tune already lauded by NPR as one of their best tracks of 2015.

 

 
www.margoprice.net | @MissMargoPrice
 
LAURA SAUVAGE
Extraordinormal
March 25, 2016 (Simone Records)

 

“Showcasing both melodic, jangly indie rock tunes, as well as slightly harsher lo-fi fuzz-rock jams, Extraordinormal is an electrically charged and charming listen from start to finish.” – Exclaim!

 

After introducing her sound with the release of her Americana Submarine EP this fall, New Brunswick’s Laura Sauvage (pronounced Sau-Vah-jeuh) brings her love of slacker 90’s indie rock, and clever songwriting together on her first full-length album, Extraordinormal, releasing on March 25 via Simone Records.

 

 
Tour Dates
March 22 – MONTREAL, QC – Ritz PDB Bar (Album release party – 5:30 p.m.)
April 13 – WATERLOO, ON – The Starlight ^
April 14 – TORONTO, ON – Horseshoe Tavern ^
April 15 – MONTREAL, QC – O Patro Vys ^
April 16 – WAKEFIELD, QC – Blacksheep Inn ^
April 21 – TROIS-RIVIERES, QC – Le Temps d’une Pinte
April 22 – WINNIPEG, MB – The Good Will ^
April 23 – SASKATOON, SK – Amigos Cantina ^
April 26 – EDMONTON, AB – Studio 96 ^
April 27 – CALGARY, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club ^
April 29 – VANCOUVER, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
April 30 – VICTORIA, BC – Lucky Bar ^
# with Patrick Watson
^ with Aidan Knight

 
www.laurasauvage.com | @LauraSauvage
 

DRALMS
Shook
October 2, 2015 (Boompa Records)

 

The sound of Dralms has a gravitational pull much like Vancouver, Canada, where singer Christopher Smith resides. When trying to describe musical similarities, reviewers have looked in the directions of Talk Talk, Radiohead, The Antlers, Pink Floyd and Spiritualized, but those references only hint at Dralms’ indeterminable qualities. Clash described Dralms’ music as “a contagious, thrilling fare with a unique melodic sense.”


 
Toronto debut & national performance on CBC Radio “q” on April 15 in Toronto.

 
Tour Dates
March 29 – CAEN, FR – Le Cargo
March 30 – PARIS, FR – La Maroquinerie
March 31 – TOURCOING, FR – Le Grand Mix
April 1 – METZ, FR – Les Trinitaires
April 2 – YVERDON-LES-BAINS, CH – Amalgame Club
April 15 – TORONTO, ON – The Drake
www.dralmsmusic.com | @DRALMSMUSIC
 

BEN FOLDS
So There
September 11, 2015 (New West Records)

 
“Ben Folds meshes the classical and pop music worlds in ways that few mainstream contemporary artists can hope to achieve.” – Paste Magazine
 
So There is Ben Folds’ debut collaboration with celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble, yMusic. The album flourishes in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds, showcasing new pop songs written, arranged, and recorded by Folds & yMusic, alongside the debut recording of Folds’ critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra,” which was produced and recorded by legendary rock engineer Elliot Scheiner.
 

 
Tour Dates
May 9 – MONTREAL, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre Ben Folds & yMusic
May 11 – TORONTO, ON – Danforth Music Hall – Ben Folds & yMusic

 
www.benfolds.com | @benfolds
 

CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
Submissions open on April 6. Visit folkawards.ca for the full info.

 
www.folkawards.ca | @folkawards
 

+ a couple of surprises, stay tuned…