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Newfoundland born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Brad Fillatre will see his debut solo effort, For Your Weakness  released on October 16th, 2012 through Sparks Music /Universal Music Canada. It is Fillatre’s first release since the 2009 album with his critically acclaimed band, The Evelyn Room. For Your Weakness marks a transition away from the Corner Brook band’s alternative rock sound.

Fillatre spent much of his early life traveling with his family as they tended to their funeral business. Dark forests, rugged terrain and the North Atlantic coastline of Newfoundland are the backdrop for this new album about life, love and loss. The effect of the vast emptiness and harsh climate of Canada’s grittier east coast made a lasting impression on Fillatre. As he explains, the “environment is magical and foreboding. It casts energy that I’ve never experienced anywhere else.”

A similar thing can be said of the energy that For Your Weakness evokes in its listeners. The EP entrances with its quiet and contemplative tones woven from a distant voice, a heavy beat and a variety of strings both electric and acoustic. By drawing on a vast and eclectic collection of influences that include Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, U2, and Ryan Adams, Fillatre blends the folk/pop genre with signature east coast tradition for a unique musical experience. His songwriting has been compared to artists such as Radiohead and Sigur Ros.

In support of the October 16th release of For Your WeaknessBrad Fillatre will be touring both Ontario and the Maritimes. See below for complete listings.

TOUR DATES

Sep 28 @ Free Times Cafe, TORONTO

Oct 17 @ Drake Underground, TORONTO
 

LINKS

http://www.bradfillatre.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bradfillatremusic

https://twitter.com/bradfillatre

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The tireless Charlottetown indie pop-rockers, Paper Lions, announce a new cross-country fall tour to support their recently released At Long Creek acoustic EP.  After a busy spring and summer performing and recording their most recent EP and their upcoming sophomore album, the band is set to hit the road once more. The tour, presented by Exclaim! Magazine, will take the band through over twenty stops from coast to coast and includes 2 performances at Pop Montreal in mid-September.

As the year draws to a close, 2012 proves to be one of the most productive that Paper Lions have had. Early in the year, their music video for “Travelling” hit one million views on YouTube. Presently it’s nearing the 2 million mark! Their At Long Creek acoustic EP was released as a free download this summer and quickly became the feel-good soundtrack of the season across the Canadian blogoshere and CBC airwaves. Music mogul Alan Cross described its undeniable charm as “acoustic friendliness” and it has since been downloaded over 10,000 times. Still, their drive and love for music is insatiable. Recently, members of the band have found a new way to engage their local community by initiating Charlottetown Pop, the city’s newest music festival which will open in 2013. On top of the all the activity,Paper Lions have finished recording their sophomore, full-length. Fans can expect a winter 2012 release.

The band is releasing a short documentary in October about the making of At Long Creek, shot over the course of the sessions.

For full tour listings, see below.

TOUR DATES

Sep 13 @ Harvest Blues & Jazz Festival, FREDERICTON
Sep 14 @ Dalhousie University, HALIFAX
Sep 19 @ Le Petit Campus, MONTREAL (*Pop Montreal)
Sep 20 @ Le Divan Orange, MONTREAL (*AB Afternoon Soiree Day Party)
Sep 21 @ Carp Fair, CARP
Sep 22 @ Nathan Philips Square, TORONTO
Sep 27 @ Breezeway Bar, ST JOHN’S
Sep 28 @ Grenfell Campus – The Backlot, CORNER BROOK
Sep 29 @ George’s Fabulous Roundhouse, SACKVILLE
Oct 5 @ Hunter’s Ale House, CHARLOTTETOWN
Oct 25 @ L’Agitee, QUEBEC CITY
Oct 26 @ Quai des Brumes, MONTREAL
Oct 27 @ Zaphod Beeblebrox, OTTAWA
Oct 28 @ the Casbah, HAMILTON
Oct 29 @ The Historic Red Dog, PETERBOROUGH
Oct 30 @ The Mansion House, ST CATHARINES
Oct 31 @ Paddy Flaherty’s, SARNIA
Nov 1 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON
Nov 2 @ London Music Hall (Lounge), LONDON
Nov 14 @ Media Club, VANCOUVER
Nov 15 @ 90th Street Pub, KELOWNA
Nov 16 @ Avenue Theatre, EDMONTON
Nov 17 @ The Gateway Bar, CALGARY


LINKS
http://paperlions.com/
http://www.facebook.com/paperlions
https://twitter.com/paperlions

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This month the Coffee Shop Project is bringing you the sweet rock n’ roll tunes of Prince Edward Island’s North Lakes.

North Lakes aren’t your typical east coast alt-rockers. They’re bringing influences from 60s pop and garage rock to their songs, which is perfect for the last long weekend hurrah of Labour Day to the impending sweater weather that September inevitably brings.

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the five-piece recorded their sophomore release Grand Prix in a church at Long Creek with Adam Gallant (Boxer The Horse, The Danks) and Colin Buchanan (of Paper Lions). The group’s debut release Cobra earned the group a Music PEI Award for Best Alternative Album in 2011 and North Lakes have since been making the rounds at festivals nationwide including Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast, and Music PEI Week.

Visit North Lakes online for more news, tour dates, videos and more!

http://northlakes.ca
http://facebook.com/thenorthlakes
http://twitter.com/thenorthlakes

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) is an Audio Blood initiative and aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 17 coffee shops across Toronto.

Participating Coffee Shops
– 7th Sister Bakery (53 Rocesvalles Ave. Toronto)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/123396704390513

– Alternative Grounds (333 Roncesvalles Ave.Toronto)
http://www.alternativegrounds.com

– Arepa Cafe (490 Queen St. W. Toronto)
http://www.arepacafe.ca/

– Bisogno Espresso Bar (61 Sherbourne St. Toronto)
http://twitter.com/bisognoespress

– Cafe Pamenar (307 Augusta Ave., Toronto)
http://cafepamenar.ca/

– Capital Espresso (1349 Queen St. W, Toronto)
http://www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto

– El Cafecito (3 Westmoreland Ave., Toronto)
http://www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

– Ideal Coffee (84 Nassau St., Toronto)
– Ideal Coffee (162 Ossington Ave., Toronto)
http://www.idealcoffees.com

– Jimmy’s Coffee (107 Portland St., Toronto)
http://www.jimmyscoffee.ca/

– Lit Expresso Bar (810 College St., Toronto)
– Lit Expresso Bar (221 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto)
http://www.litespressobar.com/

– Niche Coffee and Tea Company (626 Queen St. W, Toronto)
http://www.nichecoffee.com/

– Saving Gigi (859 Bloor St. W, Toronto)
http://www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

– Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen St. W, Toronto)
http://www.tequilabookworm.com/

– The Drake Cafe (1150 Queen St. W, Toronto)
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/

– Toronto Coffee Company (685 Lansdowne Ave. Toronto)
http://www.torontocoffeecompany.com/

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet@CoffeeShopProj your #CoffeeShopProject experience!

LINKS
http://csp.audioblood.com
http://audioblood.com
http://northlakes.ca

*All CSP graphic design and branding by http://anthonymenecola.com
Thank you for reading and supporting your indie coffee shops!

– Team AB

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#GETMIXED with Audio Blood at the 32nd Atlantic Film Festival

Audio Blood and the East Coast go together like PB & J! That’s why we’re proud to be heading out to Halifax (stomping grounds of AB artists like Ben Caplan, Jon Bryant, and the Town Heroes) on September 13th to take on the 32nd Annual Atlantic Film Festival! And the best part? We want you to be there and hanging out with us! Want to know how to get in on this incredible party? All you have to do is tweet #GETMIXED to gain entrance to our exclusive mixer at the Georgian Room in the Lord Nelson Hotel. It starts at noon, so you’d better be ready!

Audio Blood

Audio Blood is a full-service artist and brand development company based in Toronto, Ontario. Audio Blood represents companies such as Jägermeister Canada, French Connection, Sneaky Dee’s Restaurant & Concert Venue, Edgefest, and Goldenvoice, to name a few. Audio Blood is also involved in a number of major East Coast festivals and conferences including: The Halifax Pop Explosion, Nova Scotia Music Week, and works with many East Coast artists including Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, The Town Heroes, Tim Chaisson, Andy Brown, and Paper Lions.

www.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/audiobloodonline
@audiobloodmedia

Music and Image

“Music & Image (M&I), a partnership with the East Coast Music Association is dedicated to the professional development and promotion of East Coast music, and designed to bridge the gap between music and film through professional development sessions, one-on-one meetings between artists and music supervisors and exciting showcase performances. Music & Image is active throughout the year, both in Canada and the United States, attending events, monitoring industry activity and creating opportunity.”

http://www.atlanticfilm.com/industry/music-image

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Halifax’s Ben Caplan is setting out on a massive European tour this fall. This will be his fifth venture overseas, and includes a stop at Germany’s Reeperbahn Festival. In September, Caplan’s travels will lead him through the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Belgium. In October he will join Norwegian folk/pop band Katzenjammer for a tour of the UK. Not long afterwards Caplan will finally return home for a special performance with Symphony Nova Scotia bringing his songs to full orchestral glory.

The summer has seen Ben Caplan travelling all over with international festival stops including Toronto’s North by Northeast, to Milwaukee’s Summerfest and Munich’s Tollwood Festival in July. Caplan took a brief break earlier this month to film a new music video for the track ‘Conduit’. Filmed at the Cuppa Coffee Studios in Toronto, the video will feature a custom-built, miniature world seen through the eyes of an equally tiny train. A fundraising campaign was launched through PledgeMusic, a crowd-source funding website, seeking $2,500 for the execution of the video – the goal was reached within a month of the launch.
After a breakout performance at this year’s East Coast Music Awards, in which Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers performed at the Awards Gala, CBC named the group the “2012 ECMA Buzz Band” and support has followed Caplan internationally. With a stacked touring schedule until the end of the year it’s evident that Ben Caplan won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Tour dates below.
DOWNLOAD Hi-res photo and media materials:
*Photo By Courtney Lee Yip
WATCH Ben Caplan perform “Down to the River” for Live in Bellwoods
TOUR DATES
Sept 1 @ Roodehaan, WARFHUIZEN, NL
Sept 2 @ Abbey Sessions, THORN, NL
Sept 2 @ Effenaar Tuin, EINDHOVEN, NL (**Branded Zand Festival)
Sept 5 @ Paradiso, AMSTERDAM, NL
Sept 6 @ Simplon, GRONINGEN, NL
Sept 7 @ VLIELAND, NL (**Into the Great Wide Open)
Sept 8 @ Patronaat, HAARLEM, NL
Sept 9 @ Timboektoe, WIJKAANZEE, NL
Sept 11 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK
Sept 14 @ De Nodige Deugd, MOORSLEDE, BE
Sept 15 @ Le Grattoir, GERARDMER, FR
Sept 16 @ La Truite de Argent, TAVIGNY, BE
Sept 17 @ Ponyhof, FRANKFURT, GER
Sept 19 @ Muffatcafe, MUNICH, GER
Sept 20 @ Haldern Pop Bar, HALDERN, GER
Sept 21 @ Bassy, BERLIN, GER
Sept 22 @ Hörsaal, HAMBURG, GER (**Reeperbahn Festival)
Sept 25 @ Papiersaal, ZURICH, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 26 @ D! Club, LAUSANNE, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 28 @ Roztywki Trzy, KRAKOW, PL
Sept 29 @ Cafe Kulturalna, WARSAW, PL
Oct 25 @ Junction, CAMBRIDGE, UK
Oct 27 @ The Cockpit, LEEDS, UK
Oct 28 @ Oran Mor, GLASGOW, UK
Oct 29 @ Library, BIRMINGHAM, UK
Oct 31 @ Islington Academy, LONDON, UK
Nov 1 @ Academy 2, OXFORD, UK
Nov 2 @ Sound Control, MANCHESTER, UK
Nov 3 @ Thekla, BRISTOL, UK
Nov 16 @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, HALIFAX, NS (**Special Performance & Collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia)
LINKS

http://twitter.com/bencaplanmusic 

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If the past few months haven’t been busy enough, The Balconies are packing their bags again, this time with their sights set on the west coast. The dynamic trio are representing Canada at FILTER Magazine’s 2012 Culture Collide Festival this October 4-7 in Los Angeles, California. Of course, one road trip is never enough, and the group will be playing their way across the country, joining blues-rockers Big Sugar as well as Wide Mouth Mason on Canadian dates including long overdue stops in Vancouver, Calgary and more.

It seems as if 2012 has been non-stop for The Balconies who released their Kill Count EP (Coalition/Warner) in February along with a music video for the title track. What followed was a flurry of touring including festival stops at the likes of South by Southwest in Austin, TX, Summerfest in Milwaukee and recently back-to-back dates at Edgefest and Ottawa Bluesfest. Their touring hasn’t stopped there with recent dates in New York City alongside U.S.S., the pleasure of opening for Sam Roberts Band at Jackson-Triggs Winery, and most recently Ontario dates with Los Angeles-based group The Aggrolites.
The raw energy and charisma that comes from frontwoman Jacquie Neville backed by Liam Jaeger on drums and brother Steve Neville on bass has left audiences in awe nationwide, a feat the critics have been quick to take notice of. SiriusXM named “Kill Count” one of the top tracks of 2011 and for the second time The Balconies were named Ottawa’s “Best Rock/Pop/Dance Group” in the Ottawa Xpress 2011 poll.  Always gaining momentum it’s looking like 2012 will be another landmark year for the Ottawa/Toronto group. Tour dates and download links below.
WATCH the official music video for The Balconies’ “Kill Count”:
DOWNLOAD Hi-res promo photo and media materials:
*Photo by Courtney Lee Yip
TOUR DATES
Sept. 7 @ Mississauga Celebration Square, MISSISSAUGA (FREE SHOW w/ Hollerado)
Sept. 27 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Sept. 28 @ Loretto Tavern, LORETTO, ON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Sept. 30 @ The Metro Room – Doyle’s Pub, SARNIA (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 1 @ Club Absinthe, HAMILTON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 2 @ The Coulson Nightclub, SUDBURY (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 4 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 5 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 6 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 7 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 10 @ Louis’ Pub, SASKATOON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 11 @ New City Legion, EDMONTON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 13 @ The Gateway Bar – SAIT, CALGARY (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 14 @ The Rockwater Grill and Bar, GOLDEN, BC (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 20 @ Commodore Ballroom, VANCOUVER (w/ Big Sugar)
Oct. 25 @ Kamloops Convention Centre, KAMLOOPS (w/ Big Sugar)
Nov. 2 @ Century Casino, CALGARY (w/ Big Sugar)
Nov. 10 @ Burton Cummings Theatre, WINNIPEG (w/ Big Sugar)
*More tour dates to be announced here
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Audio Blood Does Pop Montreal 2012!

AB EVENTS

Summer may be coming to an end but fall festival season is just beginning! Pop Montreal runs from September 19th to 23rd.  The festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, meaning it’s going to be the biggest and best one to date! Audio Blood will be joining in the festivities and taking Pop Montreal by storm with two official showcases and 3 free daytime events. Spread the love and stay up to date with the latest Pop Montreal news by tweeting with #ABLOVESPOP!

Take a look below at our festival guide and full artist listings. We have artists availiable for interviews in french and english!

**For all media inquiries, please contact jamie@audioblood.com!

Audio Blood Official Showcase @ La Tour Prisme 
*Presented by WHAT’S REALLY GOOD MAGAZINE

Audio Blood’s official showcase at La Tour Prisme will kick off Pop Montreal on Wednesday, September 19th with an eclectic mix of singer-songwriters from near and far. Montreal locals Adrian Underhill and JF Robitaille are joined by experimental folk artist Revelstoke from Toronto and summertime songstress Sydney Wayser from New York. The Toronto power-pop-rock quintet, Papermaps round out the night to make sure you’ve started off your Pop Montreal right with dance-worthy tunes!

*RSVP on facebook!

Audio Blood Official Showcase @ 3 Minot
*Presented by WHAT’S REALLY GOOD MAGAZINE

The fun continues with our second official Pop Montreal showcase taking place Thursday, September 20th at 3 Minot. Rockers Amos the Transparent (Ottawa), Dam Ships (Montreal), Cai.ro (Toronto) and Sandman Viper Command (Toronto) are a guaranteed bill to pack a sweaty dance floor while Gabrielle Papillon & the Mighty Oak (Halifax/Toronto) balance out the night with the promise a soothing folk performance.

*RSVP on facebook!

Audio Blood Afternoon Soirée @ Divan Orange 

*presented by FORGET THE BOX

 

No festival would be complete without one of Audio Blood’s infamous daytime bashes! With our friends at Forget the Box, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite artists at Pop Montreal to play a FREE show at Divan Orange on Thursday, September 20th to get your heart pumping before the sun goes down. The lineup features some familiar faces from the Audio Blood family (Gabrielle Papilllon, Sandman Viper Command, Revelstoke and Paper Lions…) and special guests Lakes of Canada (Montreal) and Dinosaur Bones (Toronto). The party starts at 1PM and goes until 7PM. And it’s completly FREE!

**RSVP on facebook!

Audio Blood in the Park @ Place Pasteur (UQAM campus)
*presentd by CULT MONTREAL & VITAMIN WATER 

For the second time we will be hosting Audio Blood in the Park at Place Pasteur on the UQAM campus on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd. Audio Blood in the Park is a series of free, outdoor, acoustic performances during the afternoon and evening. Pack a picnic and blankets and enjoy some tunes in the sunshine! Vitamin Water will be on-site so bring your hangover along for the show! Headliners include: Wayne Petti from Cuff the Duke, Irreverend James & the Critical Mass Choir, and many more!

**RSVP on facebook!

COMPLETE LISTINGS BY ARTIST

All of the artists below are available for interviews and media requests. Contact:jaimie@audioblood.com

Amos the Transparent

Ottawa rockers Amos the Transparent are best known for their immersive live performances, it’s what has lead them to open for bands like The Parlotones and to be featured on CBC’s Q hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

Set times:

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, 4:45PM

Sept 20 @ 3 Minot, 9PM

Sept 21 @ Place Pasteur (UQAM Campus), 7:10PM

http://www.amosthetransparent.com/
http://www.facebook.com/amosthetransparent
http://twitter.com/amostransparent

Cai.ro

Discover Music Canada on Sirius XM called Cai.ro “the love child of Gotye and Arcade Fire.” The Toronto four-piece makes music that strikes a rare balance between busy and restrained. Even with the band’s affinity for walls of sound, they still manage a dreamily quiet style that soothes and comforts.

Set times:

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, 3:15PM

Sept 20 @ 3 Minot, 11PM

Sept 22 @ Place Pasteur (UQAM Campus), 2PM

http://www.wearecairo.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Wearecairo
http://twitter.com/wearecairo

Gabrielle Papillon & the Mighty Oak

(photo: Courtney Lee Yip)

Gabrielle Papillon is a Halifax/Montreal-based singer-songwriter. She will be celebrating the upcoming release of her album, Little Bug, a hauntingly beautiful collection of songs about bittersweet endings and personal family histories that features Jenn Grant on a track!

Set times:

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, 1:45PM

Sept 20 @ 3 Minot, 12AM

Sept 22 @ Place Pasteur (UQAM), 2:30PM

http://www.gabriellepapillon.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Papillon/112699367730
http://twitter.com/gabpapillon

JF Robitaille

Montreal local JF Robitaille writes tunes and lyrics that are easy on the ears and the heart. Often compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Robitaille was recently referred to as a “folk-pop star” in the Montreal Gazette!

Set times:

Sept 19 @ La Tour Prisme, 11PM

Sept 21 @ Place Pasteur (UQAM Campus), 4:30 PM

http://www.jfrobitaille.com/
http://www.facebook.com/jfrobitaille
http://twitter.com/JFRobitaille

Paper Lions

This Charlottetown, PEI pop quartet surpassed 1,900,000 youtube views on their video for “Travelling” this year and released the At Long Creek acoustic EP for free downlaod during NXNE! Not only do they write some of the catchiest easy-to-hum-along to tunes, their on-stage incarnation is known to always be an explosively great time! Come and clap along!

Set times:

Sept 19 @ Petite Campus, 11PM

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, 6:15PM

http://paperlions.com
https://www.facebook.com/paperlions
http://twitter.com/paperlions

Papermaps

Ask Toronto quintet Papermaps to write a song and they’ll deliver an entire album of danceable tracks with upbeat synths, catchy guitar hooks and surprisingly meaningful lyrics. Ask them to play it live and they might invite you onstage to smash a tambourine too! Papermaps has shared stages with the likes of Stars and Plants & Animals.

Set times:

Sept 19 @ La Tour Prisme, 1AM

Sept 21 @ Place Pasteur (UQAM Campus), 4PM (*Dean solo acoustic)

http://papermaps.net/
http://www.facebook.com/papermaps
http://twitter.com/papermaps

Revelstoke

Seeing Revelstoke perform is an experience. Andrew Seale, the man behind the moniker, creates ethereal and mesmerizing songs in front of live audiences with loops, delays and other effects. His entrancing live performances have earned him support spots for progressive post-rockers Appleseed Cast and Kishi Bashi.

Set times:

Sept 19 @ La Tour Prisme, 10:00PM

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, 2:30PM

Sept 21 @ Place Pasteur (UQAM Campus), 5:50PM

http://revelstokemusic.ca
http://www.facebook.com/RevelstokeMusic
http://twitter.com/Revelstokemusic

Sandman Viper Command

(photo: Joel Yum)

People often ask “what is a Sandman Viper Command?” After an hour of sweating it out on an overcrowded dance floor to the explosive sounds of this Burlington garage-punk four-piece and their tight guitars, driving bass lines and no-tomorrow attitude, the answer is usually pretty clear. Sandman Viper Command have melted faces at Edgefest, CMJ, Halifax Pop Explosion, and more!

Set times:

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, 4:00PM

Sept 20 @ 3 Minot, 1:00AM

Sept 22 @ Place Pasteur, 4:30PM

http://sandmanvipercommand.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SandmanViperCommand
http://twitter.com/SandmanVC

Sydney Wayser

Sydney Wayser constructed an entire world with her latest album, Bell Choir Coast, to escape dreary New York City winters. Her music draws on pop, folk and even tribal influences. It’s youthful, feminine and brimming with summertime fun. Fresh off her tour with Blitzen Trapper and appearance on the Carson Daly show, Wayser is excited to bring her catchy-as-heck ballads to new ears in Montreal!

Set time:

Sept 19 @ La Tour Prisme, 12AM

http://sydneywayser.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sydneywaysermusic
http://twitter.com/sydneywayser

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Folk songstress Gabrielle Papillon announces tour dates across Canada to support the release of her new LP, Little Bug. The album is officially released on September 25th, 2012 and will mark the beginning of her journey from coast to coast. The tour will feature CD release shows in both Halifax and Montreal, the two cities that Gabrielle calls home. Gabrielle will makes stops at Pop Montreal Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, OCFF, and open for Amelia Curran on the east coast along the way. The tour will also include a few house shows that fans can attend on an RSVP basis via www.gabriellepapillon.com.

Gabrielle Papillon is no stranger to the touring scene. Whether by car, bus, plane or train, she has completed four cross-Canada tours since 2010. In this time she has played approximately 300 individual shows and charmed new audiences with her soothing music and sense of humour at every stop along the way. Gabrielle “could sing about making pancakes with that hauntingly emotive voice of hers and it would still cloud your head. Take into account that her lyrics are insightful, honest, and clever, and well, you’ve got a sure fire hit on your hands.” (Justine Thompson-Fisher, Minus the Stains). Her 2011 full-length debut made a splash on campus radio and dominated Folk/Roots/Blues charts the month of its release. The new material on Little Bug shows Gabrielle’s continued growth as both a songwriter as a musician.

Little Bug, produced by Nova Scotia Music Week’s producer of the year Daniel Ledwell, has an adventurous and more expansive sound than any of Gabrielle’s previous recordings. The eleven tracks on the album are tied together by her gentle and quietly beautiful vocal performance, the perfect carrier for the stories that she tells about bittersweet endings and personal family histories. Together, the sentimental lyrics and melodies make for an album that manages a striking balance between soothing and haunting. Gabrielle has already been recognized by the Mountain Stage NewSong contest as one of this year’s finalists for the new track “Go Into the Night” off the album. Little Bug also features a plethora of Gabrielle’s past and new collaborators including Jenn Grant who provides guest vocals on the track, “Turn Left”.

Gabrielle Papillon’Little Bug is released on September 25th and is currently charting on Canadian campus stations across the country, including in Halifax, Quebec City, Edmonton, Nelson and Calgary. The supporting tour begins in September at Pop Montreal with her backing band, The Mighty Oak, and continues across Canada for the remainder of 2012. See below for album download and tour dates.

DOWNLOAD Hi-res photo and media materials:
http://www.audiobloodmedia.com/pr/gabrielle-papillon/

WATCH Gabrielle Papillon perform 2 new songs for Southern Souls:
http://www.southernsouls.ca/gabrielle-papillon-part2/

TOUR DATES (more to be announced at http://gabriellepapillon.com)

Sept 20 @ Divan Orange, MONTREAL (*Audio Blood Pop Montreal Daytime Showcase)
Sept 20 @ 3 Minots, MONTREAL (*Pop Montreal Showcase, 12am)
Sept 22 @ Place Pasteur UQAM, MONTREAL (*Audio Blood in the Park, Outdoor Pop Montreal Day Showcase)
Sept 27 @ The Piston, TORONTO (*Toronto CD Release show w. Corinna Rose)
Oct 5 @ Raw Sugar, OTTAWA (w. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers)
Oct 11 @ Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, MISSISSAUGA (*Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference)
Oct 12 @ Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, MISSISSAUGA (*Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference)
Oct 13 @ Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, MISSISSAUGA (*Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference)
Oct 14 @ Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, MISSISSAUGA (*Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference)
Oct 20 @ The Company House, HALIFAX (*AB Halifax Pop Explosion showcase)
Oct 23 @ Trailside Cafe, CHARLOTTETOWN (w. Amelia Curran)
Oct 24 @ Trailside Cafe, CHARLOTTETOWN (w. Amelia Curran)
Oct 25 @ Spatz Theatre, HALIFAX (**Halifax CD Release Show w. Amelia Curran)
Nov 5 @ Plan B, MONCTON
Nov 12 @ Petit Campus, MONTREAL (**Montreal CD Release Show w. Ria Mae and Corinna Rose)
Nov  17 @ House Concert, KENORA (*RSVP via gabriellepapillon.com)

More dates TBA

LINKS
http://gabriellepapillon.com
http://twitter.com/gabpapillon
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Papillon/112699367730

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Toronto indie rockers Papermaps are anxiously awaiting the upcoming CD release show for their new EP Inferior Ghost (Sparks Music/Universal Music Canada). The five-piece are set to take the stage at the Horseshoe Tavern’s Nu Music Nite on August 28 in support of the new release. Inferior Ghost was released digitally on August 14, and will be available as CD and vinyl at the upcoming show. In anticipation of Inferior Ghost, Papermaps released a music video for ‘There Are Wolves’ earlier this week. The video can be seen here.

Inferior Ghost marks a stylistic change for the band’s sound, but in a way that new fans will adore and old ones will embrace. Stampede Six recently reviewed the EP saying, “It continues to impress the whole way through,” and citing the first single ‘There Are Wolves’ as a standout favourite. The tracks that comprise this release mark the last ever recordings from Chemical Sound, the studio owned by lead singer Dean Marino, and home base for the band, which closed in early 2012 and housed recordings from The Black Keys, Sloan, and more.

Prior to their Toronto show, Papermaps have been touring with stops in Montreal, Halifax, and Ottawa, bringing their new tunes to the masses. The summer has treated the band well with a kick-off at North by Northeast and a month-long residency at The Drake Hotel in July. If that is any indication for what the fall will bring, be certain that Papermaps will be taking over the rest of Canada in no time.

UPCOMING SHOWS
August 28 @ Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO
WATCH the official video for ‘There Are Wolves’:

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The video features members from local bands The Balconies, Sandman Viper Command and Dinosaur Bones.

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