Category: NEWS

WHITNEY ROSE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MY BOOTS” AND ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EP.

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Buy “My Boots” on iTunes here or stream it on Spotify here.

Whitney Rose chats with Rolling Stone Country about her new single, upcoming South Texas Suite EP, and documentary. Read the full Rolling Stone article here.

“One of the avant-garde’s most dynamic performers finally gets the studio album her unique vision deserves.” – Rolling Stone

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Click here to read the full Rolling Stone review.

Tanya Tagaq releases her stellar album, Retribution, today. You can buy and stream the album here.

Tanya Tagaq also released a track by track commentary album with music critic Carl Wilson on Spotify.

TANYA TAGAQ & SHAD PERFORM “CENTRE” FOR CBC MUSIC’S FIRST PLAY.

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Tagaq and Shad, along with producer/violinist Jesse Zubot and drummer Jean Martin, jump into their second take of “Centre,” which was filmed as part of CBC Music’s First Play Live session for Tagaq’s upcoming Oct. 21 album, Retribution. Dressed in a ceremonial amautiq (a traditional women’s parka) made by Rankin Inlet artist Salome Kalaserk and borrowed from the gallery, Tagaq is radiant, sidling up to Shad, the beads of her amautiq swaying, as she lays a bed of throat-singing for his verses sit atop. Click here to read the full article.

STREAM RETRIBUTION BY TANYA TAGAQ ON NPR MUSIC.

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I recommend two ways of listening to Tanya Tagaq’s latest record, Retribution. One is with eyes closed, given over wholly to the experience of a dense, immersive collection of sounds unlike any sounds on any other albums in your collection. The other is with eyes open, standing in front of a mirror, with one hand on your throat. The former is to better appreciate this record as a shockingly inventive achievement in music production. The latter is to better appreciate the marvel of the human body. Click here to read the full article.

TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW SINGLE, RETRIBUTION.

Pre-Order Tanya’s upcoming album, Retribution, and download “Centre” and “Retribution” instantly. Listen to Retribution on Spotify here.

 

TANYA TAGAQ PREMIERS NEW VIDEO “CENTRE” VIA STEREOGUM.

“Polaris Prize-winning multi-instrumentalist and throat singer Tanya Tagaq will release a new LP next month titled Retribution. Its debut single, “Centre,” is a song about the interconnectivity of our universe, the way one life bleeds into the next, treating the womb as our world’s ultimate centerpiece. It’s an upbeat, impassioned song, and Tagaq’s decision to include Canadian rapper Shad on it makes her intent all the more blatant.” – Stereogum.

Click here to read the full article.

OUTLAWS & GUNSLINGERS AT AMERICANAFEST.

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SIX SHOOTER RECORDS AT AMERICANAFEST:

AMELIA CURRAN
NASHVILLE, TN: George Jones Museum, Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon, Sept 22, 12-2pm.
NASHVILLE, TN: The Basement, Sept 24 @ 8pm

SAM OUTLAW
NASHVILLE, TN: George Jones Museum, Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon, Sept 22, 12-2pm.
NASHVILLE, TN: Mercury Lounge, Sept 23 @ 8pm

WHITNEY ROSE
NASHVILLE, TN: George Jones Museum, Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon, Sept 22, 12-2pm.
NASHVILLE, TN: The Station Inn, Sept 24, 8pm

A FOOT-STOMPIN’ ODE TO AUTONOMY: WHITNEY ROSE RELEASES NEW SONG “MY BOOTS” IN ADVANCE OF AMERICANAFEST.

AMERICAN SONGWRITER PREMIERES “MY BOOTS” TODAY.

This year, Whitney Rose’s road to AmericanaFest starts in Travis County, Texas, where Rose has settled and recorded a new song, “My Boots,” that speaks to self-acceptance.

“My Boots” shows the lighter side of Rose’s songwriting. “While it’s ostensibly just about wearing whatever the hell you wanna wear,” Rose says, “it’s also about embracing the quirks and flaws that make you, you.” Rose walks the walk in her custom cactus and rose Liberty cowboy boots, a sparkly nod to her identity. Both are fitting symbols – Rose is no wilting flower, and “My Boots” contains a barbed message about intolerance and autonomy in the defiant feminist spirit of “You Don’t Own Me.”

Rose created a buzz at her AmericanaFest debut last year, and this new song shows the emerging talent has not been resting on any laurels since. The song is the first new music since Heartbreaker of the Year, an album that put Whitney on the Americana map.

“My Boots” features country music royalty Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash) trading solos over the Waylon-esque groove.

American Songwriter calls it a “defiant new tune.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

AUSTIN, TX: The Continental Club, Sept 15
HOUSTON, TX: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Sept 17
NASHVILLE, TN: AmericanaFest, George Jones Museum, Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon, Sept 22, 12-2pm.
NASHVILLE, TN: AmericanaFest, The Station Inn, Sept 24, 8pm
AUSTIN, TX: The Continental Club, Sept 29
HOUSTON, TX: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Nov 18

PRESS QUOTES:

– “A sultry country classicist with a tremble in her voice, Whitney Rose is partial to the magisterial gestures of the 1950s and 1960s.” – NY Times

– “Playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang.” – Rolling Stone

– “Rose nailed this concoction of joining the purer sides of pop and country. The most exciting part is seeing where she goes next.” – American Songwriter

– “Whitney Rose’s voice sounds like it’s comin’ on out of a time machine in RCA’s Studio B in Nashville circa 1960. Her songwriting blends vintage R&B and retro country.” — Magnet

– “Sultry, dynamic, spicy in the way it slides between styles yet continues forward cohesively, Heartbreaker of the Year is quite the exhibition of Whitney’s talents.” – Saving Country Music

– “Stark and sultry, here Rose hits heartache right between the eyes. With a croon that wraps dances perfectly between plaintive guitar riffs, Rose skillfully delivers classic country magic.” — Guitar World

– “The Toronto-based singer-songwriter’s sophomore release is a whole heap of fun, filled with songs that recall an earlier age when country and pop were blended to perfection. Rose injects a healthy dose of her own charm and personality into the mix.” —Twangville

– “Her writing is first rate, and she is really fucking good at her instrument.” — PopMatters

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WOMBCORE: TANYA TAGAQ SHARES “CENTRE” FEATURING SHAD.

 

NEW ALBUM RETRIBUTION DUE 10/21.

“Morse code from a dimension we exist in but can’t sense.” – The FADER

The first new music from Inuk punk Tanya Tagaq’s forthcoming album Retribution is now available, and it’s a hip-hop song about metaphysics, molecular biology and menstruation.

“Centre” features rapper Shad, raucous ravens recorded in Nunavut, trombones and rare lyrical moments from Tagaq. The song – danceable and playful – might surprise those bracing for Retribution’s wrath and doom (although the album contains plenty of that too).

As told to The FADER, Tagaq says, “Our lyrics are about electrons, gravity, the fundamental forces, looking at how physical laws can be applied spiritually and emotionally, and how to centre yourself. As a woman, I know my centering happens where I make my babies, it’s not in my head, it’s in the cavities of my body where I hold blood. It’s where we create.” Read Tagaq’s full comments here.

You can now pre-order Retribution and download “Centre” instantly here.

 
LISTEN TO CENTRE HERE

TOUR DATES:
MONTREAL, QC: Red Bull Music Academy, Sept 28 w/ Fucked Up
LOS ANGELES, CA: The Broad, Oct 1
ST. JOHN’S, NL: St, John’s Arts & Cultural Centre, Oct 10
CORNER BROOK, NL: Corner Brook Arts & Cultural Centre, Oct 12
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE: Confederation Centre for the Arts, Oct 15
MONCTON, NB: Capitol Theatre, Oct 19
SAINT JOHN, NB: Imperial Theatre, Oct 20
FREDERICTON, NB: The Playhouse, Oct 21
FAIRBANKS, AK: Hering Auditorium, Nov 10
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, Nov 17 & 18
OTTAWA, ON: National Arts Centre, Nov 26

“Tanya Tagaq And Shad Find Their “Centre” On Warped New Track” – FADER

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Tanya Tagaq is returning on October 21 with a new album called Retribution. It’s her follow-up to 2014’s Polaris Prize-winning Animism, in which the Canadian artist incorporated Inuk throat singing into contemporary, and surprising, recordings. She’s keeping up with her own formidable pace on “Centre,” which features Shad — a rapper as Canadian as the spelling of the song’s title. With Shad’s metaphysical verses as partner, Tagaq’s utterances become a kind of dire Morse code from a dimension we exist in but can’t sense. It’s a message floating around the song’s engaging medley of electronic and live instrumentation.

In an email, Tagaq told The FADER that “Centre” was inspired by her obsession with the microscopic role our planet occupies in the grand cosmic scale, and finding meaning regardless. “The song is about the idea of being centred,” she wrote, “being rooted, being present, all of these things are about the knowing, knowing how to conduct yourself. “Our lyrics are about electrons, gravity, the fundamental forces, looking at how physical laws can be applied spiritually and emotionally, and how to centre yourself. As a woman, I know my centering happens where I make my babies, it’s not in my head, it’s in the cavities of my body where I hold blood. It’s where we create. I find my womb very sacred and I wanted to address that.”

Click here to listen to “Centre.”

THE STRUMBELLAS DUKE IT OUT IN NEW VIDEO FOR “WE DON’T KNOW.”

The Strumbellas unleash their brand new video for “We Don’t Know” via Entertainment Weekly this morning. Read the article here.

Canadian Tour Dates
HAMILTON, ON: Supercrawl, September 10
VANCOUVER, BC: Commodore Ballroom, October 16
VANCOUVER, BC: Commodore Ballroom, October 17
CALGARY, AB: MacEwan Ballroom, October 19
EDMONTON, AB: Francis Winspear Centre for Music, October 20
WHITECOURT, AB: Allan & Jean Miller Centre, October 21
WINNIPEG, MB: Burton Cummings Theatre, October 23

TANYA TAGAQ ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, RETRIBUTION, OUT OCTOBER 21, 2016. WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER NOW.