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POLARISMUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES POLARIS COVER SESSIONS

The Polaris Music Prize today announced the Polaris Cover Sessions. Recorded at Revolution Recording in Toronto, and mastered by João Carvalho Mastering, the cover sessions feature previously nominated Short List artists’ reinterpretations of a fellow Short List artist’s song. These Cover Sessions include Great Lake Swimmers doing I’m A Mountain by Sarah Harmer, Sarah Harmer reimagining Odessa by Caribou, and a new version of The New Pornographers’ Bones Of An Idol by Whitehorse (click here for preview). A video for Harmer’s Caribou cover will be released via Aux.tv and AUX’s YouTube on August 19th. The two subsequent cover sessions will be released August 26th and September 2nd. The cover sessions will be pressed into 7”s and available for sale next year on Record Store Day.

As much as Polaris picks lists and winners, it’s also a community of artists who greatly respect each other’s work. Like our recent Banff Sessions with Shad and Holy Fuck, we hope this kind of mutual love manifests itself on an annual basis,” said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.

All of us at Revolution Recording and Joao Carvalho Mastering are big fans of Polaris and everything it represents. We were honoured to make our facilities available for recording, filming and mastering and to be a part of this initiative. Big fun was had by all,” offered Tanya Coghlan, Studio Manager at Revolution Recording.

The Polaris Gala will be hosted by Jay Baruchel on Monday, September 22nd at The Carlu in Toronto. It will be webcast live on Aux.tv and live audio broadcast on SiriusXM’s Iceberg (Sirius ch. 161) and The Verge (XM ch.173). The eligibility period for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. An independent jury of nearly 190 music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. An eleven person Grand Jury, chosen from the larger jury, will convene the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. The runners up from the Short List each receive $2,000 courtesy of Slaight Music. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners have included Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) (2006).

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, as judged by a panel of selected music critics. www.polarismusicprize.ca / @polarisprize

About Revolution Recording
Revolution Recording is a superb recording studio located in the heart of Toronto, dedicated to the highest possible standards in music recording. Combining the highest standards in acoustic architecture with distinctive design character, Revolution Recording aims to provide a creative environment for artists, writers and producers, celebrating the joy and work of making music. www.revolutionrecording.com

About João Carvalho Mastering
João Carvalho Mastering’s dedicated group of award winning engineers have created an environment where precision, creativity, passion and skill come together to push sonic boundaries to new heights. Their world renowned mastering facility draws on an extensive state of the art set of customized mastering tools and equipment. At JCM, they can help transform your music so it’s at its finest when it is ultimately presented to the listening world. www.joaocarvalhomastering.com

New Whitehorse iTunes Session Available for Pre-Order Now!

Whitehorse goes back to basics on a brand new live, stripped-down session for iTunes Canada that captures the duo’s essential sounds – blistering guitars and vocal harmonies.

Track Listing:

1. Killing Time is Murder
2. No Glamour in the Hammer
3. Wisconsin
4. Devil’s Got a Gun
5. Dear Irony
6. Jane
7. Peterbilt Coalmine
8. Gun St. Girl
9. Cold July

Official release date is August 19, 2014. Buy it now and get “Killing Time is Murder” instantly!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/itunes-session/id902815427

Whitehorse “Éphémère sans repère” (Lyric Video)

Lose yourself in the stop-motion beauty of a midnight northern flight in this a new lyric video for the title track, made by Martin Tielli, here – http://youtu.be/ga7RfQWkO84

Évadez-vous en regardant -ici- le magnifique vidéo réalisé Martin Tielli, qui utilisant la technique “stop-motion” avec comme trame sonore la pièce -titre, raconte l’histoire d’un magnifique voyage aérien.

Whitehorse annonce la sortie du EP Éphémère sans repère, le 1er avril, sous étiquette Six Shooter Records

Le duo Whitehorse prouve sa polyvalence en lançant un EP dans la langue de Molière, Éphémère sans repère.

Éphémère sans repère offre des versions françaises de quelques-unes des pièces qui figuraient sur les deux premiers opus de Whitehorse, dont le second, The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss, avait été accueilli à sa sortie par un concert d’éloges.

En outre, il contient une toute nouvelle pièce, Le cadeau, ainsi qu’une reprise acoustique renversante du classique Un Canadien errant.?
Les pièces qu’on peut entendre sur Éphémère sans repère ont été traduites par nul autre que le réputé auteur et producteur Pierre Marchand. À en juger par l’enthousiasme délirant du public québécois qui a pu entendre Whitehorse les interpréter sur scène, les traductions de Marchand sont à la hauteur de toutes les espérances, et l’interprétation de Melissa et de Luke, aussi bien sur disque que sur scène, reste telle qu’on l’a connue : vibrante d’authenticité.

Pour vous donner un avant-goût de ce que vous réserve le EP, allez écouter les trois performances toutes récentes du duo, une gracieuseté de BRBR et de TFO, aux adresses suivantes:

Éphémère sans repère: http://youtu.be/VBaoF0T890c
Je suis devenue lionne: http://youtu.be/vENrP5x9kzw
Un Canadien errant: http://youtu.be/S79hS71v0Hg

Ce qu’on trouve sur le EP :

1. Éphémère sans repère (Devil’s Got A Gun)
2. Je suis devenue lionne (Out Like A Lion)
3. Les oiseaux de nuit (Night Owls)
4. Le cadeau (The Gift)
5. Brisée (Broken)
6. Un Canadien errant


WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES FRENCH EP: ÉPHÉMÈRE SANS REPÈRE
OUT APRIL 1, 2014 ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

Whitehorse flexes their French-language muscles and displays their versatility with Éphémère sans repère, out April 1, 2014 on Six Shooter Records.

The new EP showcases choice cuts from both their debut album and acclaimed sophomore release, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss. As well, this French-language EP contains a brand new song, “Le cadeau,” and the duo’s show-stopping acoustic version of the traditional Francophone ballad, “Un Canadien errant.”

The songs on Éphémère sans repère were translated by renowned songwriter and producer Pierre Marchand. Whitehorse has performed “Éphémère sans repère” to wild enthusiasm from Francophone audiences, a response that confirms the artistic excellence of Marchand’s translations and Luke and Melissa’s ability to express themselves authentically on stage and on disc.

See three brand new live performances, looping and everything, courtesy of TFO’s BRBR here:

Éphémère sans repère: http://youtu.be/VBaoF0T890c
Je suis devenue lionne: http://youtu.be/vENrP5x9kzw
Un Canadien errant: http://youtu.be/S79hS71v0Hg

Track Listing:

1. Éphémère sans repère (Devil’s Got A Gun)
2. Je suis devenue lionne (Out Like A Lion)
3. Les oiseaux de nuit (Night Owls)
4. Le cadeau (The Gift)
5. Brisée (Broken)
6. Un Canadien errant

Whitehorse will celebrate the launch of Éphémère sans repère with a limited capacity show at Montreal’s Verre Bouteille on April 9, 2014. Details to follow.

IT AIN’T OVER FOR THE BOSS MAN: WHITEHORSE RELEASES NEW SONG ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

Is there “anything else” you need to hear about Rob Ford? Well, yes, there is.

Whitehorse recorded “Boss Man” in July, 2013 in response to the polarizing and questionable behaviour of Rob Ford in his time as mayor (conflict of interest, bike lanes, racial slurs, etc.), culminating in the Gawker and Toronto Star’s breaking story about the crack video. Who would have guessed, months later, they’d be releasing the song into today’s media maelstrom.

Buy it HERE

Hear “Boss Man” now

WHITEHORSE OFFERS “EMERALD ISLE” (RECORDED LIVE AT MASSEY HALL) AS FUNDRAISER FOR BOSTON MARATHON VICTIMS AND FAMILIES

Distance makes the heart grow fonder & a little heavier sometimes. After spending two months away from my husband, both on separate tours on separate continents, I knew that I had to be there at the finish line as he completed his first marathon. This meant traveling from Australia to the UK, then back to Vancouver & then all the way to Abu Dahbi, all in the span of six days! Four years & four marathons later I have happily taken my place on these sidelines alongside mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children & friends to cheer on our loved ones as they speed past. Every day on tour, whether it’s 100 degrees in Atlanta, GA or -35 in Regina, SK Luke hits the pavement to train for that final epic run.

Our day in Boston was one of sunshine & celebration. I stood at the 17 mile mark with our family, who had traveled near & far to be there for Luke as he reached his goal of running the legendary Boston Marathon. We waited in anticipation with big bright signs & coffees & the thump of top forty music playing from the fire station. We waved excitedly to the group across the street decked out in Canadian flags. As Luke rounded the corner, he added 3 seconds to his time to run over & give me a kiss.. and he was off!

Approximately three hours later the bombs exploded & shook the city to its core. People lost their lives, limbs, loved ones, others stumbled back to their hotels and homes in a state of shock. As we picked up our guitars the following week at the start of a tour we realized that ‘Emerald Isle’ had forever taken on new meaning. This song was inspired by a long run, but it is also a dedication to those who hold us up & push us forward; those who will follow us to the ends of the earth. No amount of heartache can take away from the sense of community we felt in Boston that day. This is our small way of saying thank you.

- Melissa

Purchase the live version of Emerald Isle, recorded at Massey Hall on March 2, 2013 HERE.
All proceeds will go to OneFundBoston at the end of 2013.

www.onefundboston.org

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WHITEHORSE NOMINATED FOR THE 2013 SOCAN SONGWRITING PRIZE

Logo_enSo? Is everyone enjoying summer so far? How are your gardens doing? Mine is dece, the arugula is looking like it’s getting pretty close to the nom zone already. I truly enjoy the process of watering, nurturing (I’m a bit of a softy), and pulling up pesky weeds. Y’know who else enjoys this process? SOCAN! The nominees for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize are out now, and after pulling out all the weeds surrounding the sweetest tunes evar, they have determined that Whitehorse’s rippin’ jam “Devil’s Got A Gun” is in the running for some nurturing TLC. The winner will be decided by your votes, so you better get on it! – mark your ballot once a day, everyday, until July 3 at this link: http://www.socansongwritingprize.ca/en/#/ Congrats to all of this year’s fine crop of nominees. May you all grow big and strong so we can eat you.

And speaking of Whitehorse, they are finally hitting the east coast on June 14 & 15! That’s tomorrow night! Check tour dates for more info. We’re also hella stoked that Whitehorse is going to be playing the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, with Neil Young headlining the bill. Woo!

WHITEHORSE and DANNY MICHEL NOMINATED FOR THE 2013 POLARIS LONG LIST

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On top of our SOCAN goodness, we’re also pleased that Six Shooterers Whitehorse and Danny Michel have been named to the 2013 Polaris Long List! Just announced today! Congrats to them, and also to all the other fine artists who were nominated this year, including our pals Daniel Romano, Lee Harvey Osmond, Corb Lund, and tons more. You can check out the full list here:

http://polarismusicprize.ca/article/628/polaris-music-prize-2013-long-list-is-here/

RECORD STORE DAY

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Saturday, April 20 is Record Store Day (4/20 duuuude, Bob Marley picture disc, whuuut?), which is pretty much akin to music nerd Xmas! We love glorious vinyl, and we love independent music retailers, so we’re getting right into the spirit with an exclusive and limited RSD Whitehorse 7”! This release features two unique and unreleased versions of tracks from both the past and present. Representing the present, Side A is a live recording of “Devil’s Got A Gun,” recorded at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton, ON (where The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss was made). The recording is a rare full-band performance, featuring Derek Downham (The Beauties) on drums, Anna Ruddick (Ladies of the Canyon) on bass and Chloe Doucet-Winkelman on backing vocals and keys. Side B is Whitehorse’s current take on a past Veal classic. Remember Veal? Luke’s bitchin’ old band? We sure do! “Lipstick” brings Luke Doucet’s back-catalogue bossa nova gem back to life in humid Whitehorse fashion. The song showcases all that sweltering chemistry that has come to define Whitehorse on stage and on disc. Look for the Whitehorse 7” at a fine independent retailer near you, or stay tuned for your chance to win one of these limited edition Record Store Day exclusives.

Whitehorse: The Road To Massey Hall

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Whitehorse‘s road to Massey Hall officially begins as The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss tour is now underway across Canada. To mark the journey, Six Shooter Records announces a new live album, The Road To Massey Hall, a celebration of the venue’s history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own. Leading up to their headline debut at Massey – March 2, 2013 – Whitehorse will honour the greats with a series of songs and videos highlighting those who have come to be identified with Canada’s premiere venue through memorable performances and live recordings.

The first in the series is “Un Canadien Errant,” a folk song that presents a powerful idea of homeland as that which lives in the heart rather than on a map. The song has been treasured by French-speaking Canadians from the time of the Lower Canada Rebellion onward, and it speaks to the pain of exile and displacement. “Un Canadien Errant” has appeared on albums by foundational Canadian songwriters, including Ian and Sylvia and Leonard Cohen. Luke and Melissa first performed “Un Canadien Errant” for the soundtrack to indie breakout film “One Week.” Now, as Whitehorse, they have a new appreciation for its message of nomadic yet patriotic identity.

See Whitehorse perform “Un Canadien Errant”:

All songs from The Road To Massey Hall will be available on iTunes as of February 15, 2013. As well, limited edition poster prints with digital downloads will be sold at the merchandise table during The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss tour across Canada this winter.

Whitehorse Tops New York Daily’s Top Music Picks

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Top 10 Music Picks for the week of Jan. 27, 2013
1. Whitehorse “The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/top-10-music-picks

Whitehorse starts on the Road to Massey Hall

WhitehorseThis Saturday marks the day we have been waiting and planning for a long time… STAFF SPA DATE!!!! Oh, and also the launch of the Whitehorse Canadian tour, which kicks off at the fantastic Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, and rides the white horse across the country to debut performances at some of the best venues in the country, such as the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg and, OMG, Massey Hall in Toronto!!

To celebrate our excitement about this hallmark milestone on the Whitehorse journey, the prolific duo have recorded six cover songs by artists famously attached to Massey Hall, such as “Winterlong” by Neil Young, “If You Could Read My Mind” by Gordon Lightfoot, “Dark Angel” by Blue Rodeo, and more. Watch for a series of stunning and intimate (intimate as in “up close and personal”, not as in “performed in undies”) live videos we’re launching over the next month. These recordings will also be available on iTunes, and through digital downloads delivered on screen-printed posters (available at the merchandise table at Whitehorse concerts) designed by our long time pal and artistic collaborator Tyler Clark Burke.

A number of the shows are already sold out (Victoria, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge) and moving fast in other cities. See below for ticket links. We’re super stoked that for the first time ever in Canada, commercial radio stations are starting to get on the horse. CBC, college radio, and CKUA have been super supportive from the beginning, and we’re pleased to add Live88.5 in Ottawa, X92.9 in Calgary, Live105 in Halifax, KIXX in Kingston, XM The Verge, and a bunch of others to the party. Stay tuned, more stations are jumping on board every week!