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“WHITEHORSE TICKLED PINK ABOUT THEIR LATEST LOVE CONNECTION.” – HUFFPOST DEBUTS “PINK KIMONO” OFFICIAL VIDEO.

Whitehorse isn’t a one-trick pony.

The cool Toronto-based duo actually named after a remote town waaay north of the U.S. border and embodied by powerhouse couple Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are no longer satisfied with just writing and playing tunes that sound good. Full of sturm and twang, they capture the emotional essence of a song and make sure to deliver those feelings by any means necessary.
Three months after releasing Panther In The Dollhouse, Whitehorse’s latest album for Six Shooter Records, Doucet and McClelland refuse to play if safe in terms of the musical or topical ground that Whitehorse cover.

To prove it, the husband and wife of 11 years continue their adventurous climb today (Oct. 12) at HuffPost with the music video premiere of “Pink Kimono,” one of 10 cuts they wrote for the intoxicating album.

Watch the official Pink Kimono and read the full story at Huffington Post.

Panther In The Dollhouse Tour

SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 12 – tickets
REGINA, SK: WaWa Shrine Centre, Oct 13 – tickets
EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Theatre, Oct 14 – tickets
CALGARY, AB: The Palace Theatre, Oct 15 – tickets
LETHBRIDGE, AB: Southminster United Church, Oct 17 – tickets
NELSON, BC: Hume Hotel, Oct 18 – tickets
VANCOUVER, BC: Vogue Theatre, Oct 19 – tickets
PORTLAND, OR: Doug Fir, Oct 22 – tickets
SEATTLE, WA: Tractor Tavern, Oct 23 – tickets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Café du Nord, Oct 25 – tickets
LOS ANGELES, CA: The Mint, Oct 27
VIENNA, VA: Jammin Java, Nov 1 – tickets
PHILADELPHIA, PA: MilkBoy, Nov 2 – tickets
LONDON, ON: London Music Hall, Nov 17 – tickets
KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 18 – tickets
OTTAWA, ON: The National Arts Centre, Nov 21 – tickets
MONTREAL, QC: Cafe Campus, Nov 22 – tickets
KINGSTON, ON: The Grand Theatre, Nov 23 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Dec 8 – tickets

RULE 62. DON’T TAKE YOURSELF TOO DAMN SERIOUSLY.

Whitney Rose’s stellar new record, Rule 62, has now available world wide.

Stream Rule 62 below, buy it on CD & Vinyl, or download it on iTunes here.

RULE 62 TOUR DATES
AUSTIN, TX: Hill Country Galleria, October 7
KANSAS CITY, MO: Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge Stage, Oct 12
DAVENPORT, IA: Raccoon Motel, Oct 13
NEWPORT, KY: Southgate House Revival, October 14 – tickets
CLEVELAND, OH: Beachland Tavern, October 15 – tickets
PITTSBURGH, PA: Club Cafe, October 17 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Horseshoe Tavern, Oct 18
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE: Factory, Oct 24
PARRSBORO, NS: The Hall, Oct 25
NEWPORT, RI: Parlor Bar, Oct 26
NEW YORK, NY: Hill Country, October 27 – tickets
WASHINGTON, DC: Hill Country DC, October 28 – tickets
KITCHENER, ON: Centre in The Square, Oct 30 w/ The Mavericks
DECATUR, GA: Eddie’s Attic, November 1 – tickets
LONDON, ON: London Music Hall, Nov 2 w/ The Mavericks
TORONTO, ON: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Nov 3 w/ The Mavericks
BELLEVILLE, ON: The Empire Theatre, Nov 4 w/ The Mavericks
MONTREAL, QC: L’Astral, Nov 5 w/ The Mavericks
CHARLOTTE, NC: The Evening Muse, Nov 7
ATLANTA, GA: Eddie’s Attic, Nov 8
NASHVILLE, TN: The Country, Nov 10 (early show)
LITTLE ROCK, AK: White Water, Nov 11
DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX: Mercer Street, November 17
AUSTIN, TX: The White Horse, November 25
NASHVILLE, TN: Basement East, Dec 2
NASHVILLE, TN: American Legion, Dec 5 (Honky Tonk Tuesday)
LYON, FRANCE: Kraspek Myzik, April 26
MULLHEIM, GERMANY – Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe, April 27
EEKLO, BELGIUM: N9, April 28
LONDON, UK: The Lexington, April 29
CRAWLEY, UK: The Hawth Theatre, April 30
SHEFFIELD, UK: Greystones, May 3
DUBLIN, IRELAND: Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, May 4
KILKENNY, IRELAND: Kilkenny Roots, May 5-6
HAMBURG, GERMANY: Nochtwache, May 11
SOLINGEN, GERMANY: Cobra, May 12
DRACHTEN, NETHERLANDS: Iduna, May 13
UNTERMEITINGEN, GERMANY: Four Corners, May 18
CANTU, ITALY: All’Una e Trentacinque Circa, May 19
BAD SAULGAU, GERMANY: Franziskaner, May 23
EPPSTEIN, GERMANY: Wunderbar, May 24
PAYS DE MONTBELIARD, FRANCE: MA Scene Nationale, May 25
KREFELD, GERMANY: Kulturrampe, May 28
UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS: TivoliVredenburg Club 9, May 31
HOOFDDORP, NETHERLANDS: Duycker, June 1
TURNHOUT, BELGIUM: Goezot In Het Hofke, June 2
BERGEN, NORWAY: Bergenfest, June 14-17

THE DEEP DARK WOODS DETAIL NEW ALBUM, YARROW, OUT 10/27/17 ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

NEW VIDEO FOR “FALLEN LEAVES” OUT TODAY.

Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of The Deep Dark Woods’ new album Yarrow. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers’ graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden.

In Yarrow, there’s a juicy unease to frontman Boldt’s presence, as if a new door has opened to let loose the weirdness. In place of the freewheelin’ jammy vibe of previous efforts, the new album has a darker, stranger tenor. “Fallen Leaves,” a song that captures the stinging salinity of loss and the grimy, scuzzed-up “Drifting On A Summer’s Night,” occupy creepier, spookier corners of the folk world. “The Birds Will Stop Their Singing” and “Teardrops Fell” are slow-burning eulogies that demonstrate the potency of Boldt’s distinctly mournful vocals.

Yarrow was borne in a fever – scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. After a five-year hiatus and band reconfiguration, Yarrow is The Deep Dark Woods reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt. Produced by Shuyler Jansen and Ryan Boldt, the new album also features touring companions Kacy & Clayton.

Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison. Since 2012’s Jubilee, Boldt’s outlook has become decidedly more macabre. In these new songs, he taps into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time.

The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia.

Six Shooter Records is proud to release Yarrow on October 27, 2017.

YARROW TRACK LISTING:

1. Fallen Leaves
2. Up On The Mountaintop
3. Deep Flooding Waters
4. Roll Julia
5. The Birds Will Stop Their Singing
6. San Juan Hill
7. Drifting On A Summer’s Night
8. Teardrops Fell
9. The Winter Has Passed

TOUR DATES:
WINNIPEG, MB: WECC, Oct 19
SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 20
REGINA, SK: The Exchange, Oct 21
EDMONTON, AB: The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Oct 22
CALGARY, AB: Festival Hall, Oct 23
NELSON, BC: Hume Hotel, Oct 24
VANCOUVER, BC: Biltmore Cabaret, Oct 25
VICTORIA, BC: Upstairs Cabaret, Oct 26
LONDON, ON: Rum Runners, Nov 2
TORONTO, ON: Longboat Hall at The Great Hall, Nov 3
KINGSTON, ON: The Mansion, Nov 4
HAMILTON, ON: Mills Hardware, Nov 5
OTTAWA, ON: Mavericks, Nov 7
MONTREAL, PQ: La Vitrola, Nov 8
BURNSTOWN, ON: Neat Café, Nov 10
ST. CATHARINES, ON: Warehouse, Nov 11

TANYA TAGAQ GIVES STUNNING PERFORMANCE AT POLARIS + PERFORMS WITH WEAVES.

Watch Tanya Tagaq perform Retribution and Rape Me from her latest record “Retribution.”

Read the full article by Pitchfork here.

IQALUIT, NU: Inuksuk High School, September 30
MADISON, WI: UW Memorial Union-Shannon Hall, October 7
VICTORIA, BC: The Port Theatre, October 18
VICTORIA, BC: Alix Goolden Hall, October 21
TORONTO, ON: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, Nov 1
NEW YORK, NY: Carnegie Hall w/ Patti Smith, Cat Power, Micheal Stipe + more, Nov 5
SASKTATOON, SK: TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre, November 18
REGINA, SK: Dvorak New World Symphony, Conexus Arts Centre, w/ Regina Symphony Orchestra, November 25
VANCOUVER, BC: Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, March 16
VANCOUVER, BC: Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, March 17

RULE NUMBER THREE: BE BETTER TO MY BABY

Happy Friday! Whitney Rose just released another piece from her upcoming record “Rule 62.” Follow the link below to listen to “Better To My Baby” on Spotify. Click here to pre-order Rule 62 on iTunes, CD, and vinyl.

OUTLAWS & GUNSLINGERS AT AMERICANAFEST.

 

WHITNEY ROSE

Thursday 9/14 – Outlaws & Gunslingers luncheon, 12-2pm, American Legion
Saturday 9/16 – WMOT Yee Haw Tent (6th & Peabody), 1pm
Saturday 9/16 – Mercy Lounge, 8pm

 

SAM OUTLAW

Wednesday 9/13 – Ryman, Americana Honors & Awards
Wednesday 9/13 – Mercy Lounge, 11pm
Thursday 9/14 – Outlaws & Gunslingers luncheon, 12-2pm, American Legion
Thursday 9/14 – Country Music Hall of Fame, Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus, 2:30-4:30pm

 

THE DEEP DARK WOODS

Thursday 9/14 – Outlaws & Gunslingers luncheon, 12-2pm, American Legion
Saturday 9/16 – WMOT Yee Haw Tent (6th & Peabody), 5pm
Saturday 9/16 – The Basement, 10pm

NEW TANYA TAGAQ VIDEO FOR ‘SIVULIVINIVUT’ PREMIERES TODAY ON INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK

“HEAR WHITNEY ROSE CHANNEL SIXTIES SOUL ON NEW SONG CAN’T STOP SHAKIN’ – Rolling Stone

        

“It’s no coincidence, then, that “Can’t Stop Shakin'” doubles down on groove, saxophone solos and a deep-seated bass line, evoking everything from Seventies country to the funky, music-filled heist sequence from Ocean’s 11. Rose may be the star, but in a band like this, everybody shines.” – Rolling Stone.

Download & Stream Can’t Stop Shakin’
Pre-Order Rule 62 on CD + Vinyl.

WHITEHORSE TAKES PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE ON THE ROAD THIS FALL THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA.

Whitehorse have added a new string of US dates to their Panther In The Dollhouse Tour. Full tour dates and ticket links are listed below.

HUTCHINSON, ON: River Song Music Fesitval, July 14 – Tickets
CALGARY, AB: Calgary Stampede – Coca Cola Stage, July 15 – tickets
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON: Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre, July 22 – tickets
CANMORE, AB: Canmore Folk Festival, August 5 – tickets
PORT HOPE, ON: Port Hope Arts Festival, August 12 – More info
NASHVILLE, TN: 3rd and Lindsay, August 13 – tickets
PHILADELPHIA, PA: Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 17 – Tickets
BOWLING GREEN, OH: Black Swamp Arts Festival, September 10 – More Info
BOSTON, MA: Great Scott, Oct 1 – tickets
BROOKLYN, NY: Baby’s All Right, Oct 2 – tickets
CHICAGO, IL: Schubas, Oct 4 – tickets
MADISON, WI: The Frequency, Oct 6 – tickets
GOSHEN, IN: Ignition Garage, Oct 7 – tickets
FARGO, ND: The Aquarium, Oct 10 – tickets
PORTLAND, OR: Doug Fir, Oct 22 – tickets
SEATTLE, WA: Tractor Tavern, Oct 23 – tickets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Café du Nord, Oct 25 – tickets
LOS ANGELES, CA: The Mint, Oct 27 – tickets
VIENNA, VA: Jammin Java, Nov 1 – tickets
SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 12 – tickets
REGINA, SK: WaWa Shrine Centre, Oct 13 – tickets
EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Theatre, Oct 14 – tickets
LETHBRIDGE, AB: Geomatic Attic, Oct 17 – tickets
MISSION, BC: Clarke Theatre, Oct 18 – tickets
VANCOUVER, BC: Vogue Theatre, Oct 19 – tickets
LONDON, ON: London Music Hall, Nov 17 – tickets
KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 18 – tickets
OTTAWA, ON: The National Arts Centre, Nov 21 – tickets
MONTREAL, QC: Cafe Campus, Nov 22 – tickets
KINGSTON, ON: The Grand Theatre, Nov 23 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Dec 8 – tickets

TANYA TAGAQ’S MIND-BLOWING MANIFESTO, RETRIBUTION, IS ON THIS YEAR’S POLARIS PRIZE SHORT LIST.

      

“Last fall, Tanya Tagaq’s voice rose defiantly, singularly, to unleash and demand Retribution, an album and a damnation aimed at rape — of women, of land, of Indigenous rights. Arguably the fiercest album to come out of 2016, it was passed over for a Juno nomination earlier this year (a more jarring omission after Tagaq’s incredible opening performance on the 2017 Junos broadcast alongside A Tribe Called Red). A second Polaris short-list nomination might make up for that.” – CBC Music

SAM OUTLAW DEBUTS HONKY TONK LOVE SONG “ALL MY LIFE” VIA WIDE OPEN COUNTRY.

   

        

Outlaw says “All My Life” is one of his favorite songs to play live. “I don’t have a lot of “happy” songs but this is certainly a feel-good tune and it’s all kinds of fun to play live. It’s an upbeat singalong with a nice instrumental section so the lead players can strut their stuff. In this case, it’s Stephen Musselman from Los Angeles on the Telecaster and Mark Sloan (based in Nashville) on the pedal steel. I also love Molly Jenson’s harmonies and the way Lydia Luce’s fiddle.” Read the full piece on Sam Outlaw here.

SAM OUTLAW TOUR DATES

FALKENBERG, SWEDEN: Hwitan, July 11 – tickets
HULTSFRED, SWEDEM: Hulligen, July 12 – tickets
LODERUP, SWEDEN: Solhallan, July 13 – tickets
GLOPPEN, NORWAY: Norsk Country Treff, July 15 – tickets
OSLO, NORWAY: John Dee, July 16 – tickets
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Paradiso, July 20 – tickets
LONDON, UK: Canary Wharf, July 23 – tickets
BRISTOL, UK: The Tunnels, July 24 – tickets
OXFORD, UK: Bullington, July 25 – tickets
NOTTINGHAM, UK: The Glee Club, July 26 – tickets
MANCHESTER, UK: Gullivers, July 27 – tickets
PERTH, UK: Southern Fried Festival, July 28
TONDER, DENMARK: Tonder Festival, Aug 25 – tickets
LEEDS, UK: Brudenell Social Club, August 27
SHEFFIELD, UK: Greystones, August 28
BIRMINGHAM, UK: The Hare and Hound, August 30
BRIGHTON, UK: The Green Door Store, August 31
GATLINBURG, TN: Sugarlands Mountainfest, September 29

“PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE IS ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE SUMMER, IF NOT THE YEAR.” – EXCLAIM!

The political is personal on Whitehorse’s new album, Panther In The Dollhouse, out today on Six Shooter Records. The new songs showcase high-drama, flesh-forward storytelling that sees characters make good (and bad) on their desires and impulses. Conventional romantic love – and the uptight normativity that often accompanies it – is cast aside for a more nuanced, progressive take on self-determinism, sexuality and social expectations.

Panther In The Dollhouse is turning heads with its skilful balance of Whitehorse’s signature twang and bold new elements, including pop and rock touches that further expand the sonic landscape. Just when you think you know what to expect from Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet, they deliver a record that refuses to be tamed by expectation. Panther In The Dollhouse is glammier, hammier, bigger and beatier, and it is their best work yet.

Whitehorse’s new record Panther In The Dollhouse has already seen rave reviews from Exclaim! and American Songwriter. Click here to read their exclusive piece in Now Magazine detailing the themes of the record and their upcoming album release show featuring a live taping of Dan Savage’s Savage Love Live.

Buy Panther In The Dollhouse on CD & vinyl, on iTunes, and stream it on Spotify below.