DISCO WONDERLAND: WHITEHORSE RELEASE NEW ALBUM “STRIKE ME DOWN”

 

In shimmering kaleidoscopic vision, Whitehorse has released their new album Strike Me Down. Trip into their psychedelic dreamland where epic basslines and masterful guitar shredding reign supreme. With dizzying audacity, Strike Me Down is a whirlwind of technicolour hooks and anti-gravity vocal layering that will tempt your inner diva to turn any patch of floor space into a spinning disco dance town.

ELLIOTT BROOD REUNITE FOR “OUT AND ABOUT” TOUR

New live video for “Out Walkin’” here

Tickets on sale Friday, Aug 20, 2021 @ 10:00am ET here

After a year spent apart due to lockdowns between the Canada-US border, Elliott BROOD will reunite this Fall for the “Out and About” tour. Announced today, “Out and About” starts in Winnipeg, sweeps across Ontario and Quebec, and traverses the east coast.

Tickets for all Elliott BROOD – Out and About Tour dates are on sale Friday Aug 20 at 10:00am ET here.

TOUR DATES

St. John’s, NL: George Street Festival, Aug 31^
Winnipeg, MB: Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, Sept 4 + 5
Evanston, IL: Space, Sept 8
Ann Arbor, MI: The Ark, Sept 9
Tulsa, OK: Mercury Lounge, Sept 11
Oklahoma City, OK: Tower Theatre, Sept 12*
Austin, TX: Scoot Inn, Sept 13*
San Antonio, TX: Aztec Theatre, Sept 14*
Houston, TX: House of Blues, Sept 15*
New Orleans, LA: House of Blues, Sept 17*
Huntsville, AL: Mars Music Hall, Sept 18*
Knoxville, TN: Mill & Mine, Sept 19*
Birmingham, AL: Iron City, Sept 20*
Lexington, KY: Manchester Music Hall, Sept. 21*
Knoxville, TN: WDVX Radio – Blue Plate Special, Sept. 23
Nashville, TN: Cannery Ballroom, Sept 24 (AmericanaFest)
Waterloo, ON: Maxwell’s, Nov 4
Peterborough, ON: Red Dog, Nov 5
Kingston, ON: Leon’s Centre, Nov 6^
St Catharines, ON: Warehouse,
Nov 11 London, ON: Rum Runners, Nov 12
Hamilton, ON: Bridgeworks, Nov 13
Harrow, ON: Harrow Legion, Nov 19
Creemore, ON: Avening Hall, Nov 20
Ottawa, ON: Club SAW, Nov 25
Montreal, QC: Bar Le Ritz, Nov 26
Fredericton, NB: Capital Complex, Dec 1
Charlottetown, PEI: PEI Brew Co, Dec 2
Moncton, NB: Tide & Boar, Dec 3
Halifax, NS: Marquee, Dec 4
Toronto, ON: The Great Hall, Dec 10

^with Blue Rodeo *with The Dead South

Dear Diary, Whitehorse’s New Video for “Sometimes Amy” Is Out Today


“Sometimes Amy” directed by Caitlin Veitch (Six Shooter Records).

A laugh track for heartache, Whitehorse’s new song “Sometimes Amy” is an emotional SOS in the specific and highly singable shape of a ’90s sitcom theme. Now with a new video that dials up the dear diary drama, “Sometimes Amy” pleads for relief with Whitehorse’s signature combination guitar and harmonies.

As it playfully jumps from wood paneled basement head bopping to arcade rock n’ roll to dreamy pastel bedroom phone tag, “Sometimes Amy” changes settings as quickly as it changes moods, between loving and loathing, wanting more and having enough of it already.

“Sometimes Amy” is found on the forthcoming Strike Me Down, out September 10.

WILLIAM PRINCE RELEASES “RUN”

 

New Song for Terry Fox: The Power of One

William Prince releases a new song “Run,” written and recorded for tonight’s CBC broadcast Terry Fox: The Power of One. Listen now and tune in to the special one-hour national broadcast, starting at 8pm.

Throughout the song, “one foot in front of the other,” is both chorus and mantra. Produced by Scott Nolan, “Run” steadily, determinedly moves forward, mirroring the sound of feet on pavement. Midway through, the song quiets and then returns with its second wind, a nod to keeping on. With lyrics that reference Fox’s own words about believing in oneself because there is no choice not to, “Run” explores the universality of endurance, commitment and the power of every first step.

William Prince was most recently on the national/virtual stage performing “The Spark” with Serena Ryder for the JUNO Awards broadcast. The two artists will meet again at Massey Hall on April 1, 2021.

Terry Fox: The Power of One commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope in support of cancer research.

SURRENDER TO THE TYRANNY OF LOVE IN WHITEHORSE’S NEW SINGLE “SOMETIMES AMY”

 

A laugh-track for heartache, Whitehorse’s new song “Sometimes Amy” is an emotional SOS, a battle-scarred rocker with a singability level that rivals a 90s sitcom theme. Find some relief by pressing play and surrendering to the iconic guitars and harmonies of Whitehorse’s signature sound. Listen to this non-stop, action-packed plea today. 

“Sometimes Amy” is found on the forthcoming Strike Me Down, out September 10.

HALLELUJAH! BOY GOLDEN’S CHURCH OF BETTER DAZE IS HERE.

 

Boy Golden has officially opened the doors to the Church of Better Daze with his debut album, released today. Packed full of lessons on living truly, Boy Golden preaches the good word on how to appreciate what we have while still making time to work towards a better life. With a powerful and positive point of view, Boy Golden teaches that when you dream big and work hard, every moment adds up to something meaningful.

And if that wasn’t enough, on August 6 there will be real life in-person doors you can walk through to experience the good vibes that uphold the spirit of Boy Golden’s Church of Better Daze in The Better Daze Gallery. Curated by the Founder and Minister himself, this Winnipeg art exhibit will feature artists that live both locally and further away, with artwork united by a shared theme. Let The Better Daze Gallery be an inspiration to enriching your life with the things that make you feel good. Stay tuned for details on virtual gallery tours and more. All are welcome.

HIGH-STAKES AND GUTSY TAKES: WHITEHORSE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WHY SO CRUEL”

 

“Why So Cruel,” the latest from Whitehorse’s upcoming album Strike Me Down, is pulsing with dance floor vibrations and buzzing with head-bopping beats. In “Why So Cruel” Whitehorse risks losing it all in a game where only they know the rules. And with a spotlight on Melissa McClelland’s epic vocals accompanied by Luke Doucet’s masterful guitar shredding, Whitehorse are sure to play a winning hand.

JULY TALK: LIVE AT LAST TOUR ANNOUNCED TODAY

 

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FORKFUL FRIDAY: BOY GOLDEN SERVES UP “KD AND LUNCH MEAT”

Art by Austin Boulton

Oooooh honey! Boy Golden, the golden-tongued minstrel and minister of The Church of Better Daze, has released “KD And Lunch Meat,” the latest from his laid-back world of cheap eats and healthy advice. With uncurdled optimism, Boy Golden delivers a few forkfuls of insight on the recipe to feeling good and living truly on just a few hundred bucks. Between breezy guitar riffs and easy keystrokes there lies a genuine sermon on taking the time to unwind and do something for you. “KD And Lunch Meat” is a reminder that the things that matter most in life aren’t often what costs the most, but how you spend your time, which is a much more valuable currency for happiness.

HIGH HOPES, LOW COST: BOY GOLDEN SHARES CHEAP EATS ANTHEM “KD AND LUNCH MEAT”

Gen Z-meets-JJ Cale in Boy Golden, new artist from Winnipeg, MB

Debut album Church of Better Daze arrives July 16, 2021

Photo credit: BNB Studios

Comfort food for the ears, Boy Golden has an easy recipe for happiness in “KD And Lunch Meat,” a guide to living well in small ways. A song born of Boy Golden’s irresistible optimism and budgetary constraints, “KD And Lunch Meat” is a single serving of joy, a mac n’ cheese motto for making the most of each and every day. However you slice it, with a well-sauced chorus and breezy noodling, Boy Golden’s “KD And Lunch Meat” is a strong contender for Stoner Song of the Summer — were there such a title.

“When I wrote this song, I was feeling good for the first time in a long time,” says Boy Golden. “As the chorus says – you’ve gotta do something for you, put your own happiness first, and the rest should follow.”

“I didn’t know it at the time, but I wrote this song to serve as a reminder. What do I really want? All I need is a few hundred bucks, some KD and freedom – everything else is gravy.”

Boy Golden, recently featured as “A Canadian Cannabis Hero” by Exclaim, is a brand new artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Boy Golden’s debut album, Church of Better Daze, is out July 16, 2021 via Six Shooter Records.

CHURCH OF BETTER DAZE TRACK LIST

  1. KD and Lunch Meat
  2. Something to Work Towards
  3. Baby Blue
  4. Church of Better Daze
  5. Eggs Benediction
  6. A Little Space
  7. I Wanna Know
  8. Smoke On The Breeze
  9. Any Way It Works
  10. The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
  11. To Be You, Tonight

 

ABOUT BOY GOLDEN

Boy Golden has a purpose: enjoy each day and make good music. Founder and minister of The Church of Better Daze, he wants to help people seeking to improve on yesterday’s themes. His songs, like hymns, are hopeful, fresh and upbeat. Like its namesake packaged mac n’ cheese, “KD & Lunch Meat,” is fluorescent, fun and easily ingested.

Church of Better Daze is the inspirational, musical manifesto. The harmonies are the collective idea of working together, the mellow melodies keep our hopes alive and the lyrics are golden rules to live by: Follow your heart / Make good art / Call your momma / Work real hard.

Turning dead heads into lively brains, Boy Golden wants to unite us all in a hazy dream under one roof. “We’re all the same at the Church of Better Daze,” he sings.

Find unity in the congregation of these 11 tracks, which redefine the precedent for collaboration, common goals and cannabis. If you’re open to learn, and can speak your truth, you can blaze and still get paid in Boy Golden’s Church of Better Daze.

A PERSONAL TOUCH: RIIT COVERS AWOLNATION’S “SAIL” FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Listen here

Riit’s stunning cover of “Sail” arrives as a message of solidarity with mental health awareness. Her feathery-light vocals are a striking contrast to the staggering weight of the song’s lyrics, and uncover the grim vulnerability of the crashing, outsized original version by AWOLNATION. When listening through a mental health lens, “Sail” takes on a darker meaning, but one that is important to shed light on.

If you or anyone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please seek help from someone you can trust or call the Kamatsiaqtut helpline at 1-867-979-3333 (Iqaluit) or toll free 1-800-265-3333.

IQALUIT: Youth Wellness centre drop-ins on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at Building 503.

TERRITORY WIDE: If you are interested in speaking with a counselor by virtual video or by phone please contact Healing by Talking at healing@gov.nu.ca or call 1-867-975-5367.

IQALUIT: Adult Mental Health drop-in counseling is available at Building 961, Green Stone building on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Call 1-867-975-5900 to make an appointment.

THE DEAD SOUTH ANNOUNCE NEW “SERVED COLD” TOUR DATES

 

 

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet ‘cuz your favourite bearded bluegrass band is heading back on the road this Fall with new tour dates in the USA. They’ll be in good company (see what we did there?) with openers Chance McCoy of Old Crow Medicine Show, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Six Shooter Records labelmates Elliott BROOD. To see if they’ll be stopping in a town near you, check out their full list of locations below.

 

SERVED COLD TOUR DATES

Presented by Live Nation Ones To Watch

Takelquah, OK:  Diamond Stone Music Festival, Sept 11

Oklahoma City, OK: Tower Theatre, Sept 12*

Austin, TX: Scoot Inn, Sept 13*

San Antonio, TX: Aztec Theatre, Sept 14*

Houston, TX: House of Blues, Sept 15*

New Orleans, LA: House of Blues, Sept 17*

Huntsville, AL: Mars Music Hall, Sept 18*

Knoxville, TN: Mill & Mine, Sept 19*

Birmingham, AL:  Iron City, Sept 20*

Des Moines, IA:  Lauridsen Amphitheater, Sept 26^

Madison, WI: The Sylvee, Sept 27^

Chicago, IL: House of Blues, Sept 29^

Detroit, MI: The Fillmore, Sept 30^

Indianapolis, IN: Deluxe at Old National Centre, Oct 1^

Pelham, TN: The Caverns, Oct 2 + 3 (Sold Out)+

Ventura, CA: Majestic Ventura Theatre, Dec 7~

Las Vegas, NV: Brooklyn Bowl, Dec 8~

Grand Junction, CO: Avalon Theater, Dec 9~

Denver, CO: Mission Ballroom, Dec 10~

Aspen, CO: Belly-Up, Dec 11~

San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore, Dec 14~

Los Angeles, CA: Belasco, Dec 15~

San Diego, CA: House of Blues, Dec 16~

San Luis Obispo, CA: Fremont Theatre, Dec 17~

South Lake Tahoe, CA: Montbleu, Dec 18~

Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom, Dec 20~

Spokane, WA: Knitting Factory, Dec 21~

Seattle, WA: Showbox SoDo, Dec 22~

New York, NY: Irving Plaza, May 21, 2022

* w/ Elliott BROOD

^ w/ Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show)

+ w/ Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

~w/ The Ghost of Paul Revere