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

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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

ELLIOTT BROOD SHARE “RUNAWAY,” DEL SHANNON COVER

Elliott BROOD release “Runaway,” gruff-and-ready take on Del Shannon hit.

Listen to “Runaway” here.

First tour date of 2021 announced:
July 17 @ Toronto’s CityView Drive-In.

“A well-crafted set of hook-filled folk-rock.” – KEXP

Elliott BROOD follow the 2020 release of their sixth album, Keeper, with a fresh take on Del Shannon’s 1960s chart-topper “Runaway.” The reverb-heavy take comes complete with Elliott BROOD’s signature grizzle and a classic rock n’ roll coda. “Runaway” arrives ahead of upcoming tour dates that will reunite the cross-border band for the first time since February, 2020.

Keeper, named one of American Songwriter’s best indie albums of 2020, explored themes of maintaining relationships and maturity. A Keeper session recording, “Runaway” carries forward the vintage rock n’ roll sounds of album track “No Way Out,” and Elliott BROOD’s affinity for travelogues of all sorts, heart, mind or body.

TOUR DATES

Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Chill-O-Rama (CityView Drive-In), July 17 w/ The Skydiggers, The Sadies

More tour dates to come.

ABOUT ELLIOTT BROOD

From the mountains of Utah to the trenches of Vimy Ridge, Elliott BROOD’s songs have travelled the gore and glory of history in equal measure. With the stomp and thrash of their early albums, Elliott BROOD carved their niche drawing from history and memory. As heavy and harrowing the past can be, for Elliott BROOD, it is also a generous companion, giving the gift of appreciation for times of peace and grace.

From the Polaris Music Prize short listed breakout album Mountain Meadows to the JUNO Award winning Days Into Years, the well-traveled trio of Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin have created a body of work that is at once meticulous and boisterous, substantial and entertaining.

WE’RE HIRING A FULL TIME ARTIST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

 

 

Established in 2000 in Toronto, Six Shooter Records is a full-service music company with a diverse roster that includes artists in the genres of Americana, country, rock, and avant-garde. In addition to being a label and a publisher, the company also provides artist management services. Since its inception, Six Shooter has released over 140 albums. Our artists have been consistently recognized in national award programs, including the JUNO Awards, Polaris Music Prize, SOCAN Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and others.

Ours is a fast-paced, friendly environment with an enterprising culture. We seek a new member of our management team, who will be key in performing day-to-day management duties. Responsibilities will be as follows:

LIVE

– Prepare touring budgets/alternate scenarios to choose from

– Apply for and complete all touring grants

– Liaise with booking agents, signing contracts, checking routings and tour details including announce plans and marketing.

– Execute all tour logistics, including work visas, travel, advancing shows/events when there is no TM, gear and shipping logistics.

– Hire, liaise and communicate with artist teams (tech, musicians, etc).

– Ensure artist merchandise is ordered, shipped, and tracked as well as work with manager/merch company on overall merchandise strategy and marketing through socials/touring sales.

– Ensure all songs and set lists are properly registered, working with admin department.

MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA

– Share updates with label/marketing team, follow through on all projects, specifically execution of social media posting, monitoring and interaction.

– Attend all management and marketing meetings related to the artist and act as central communication hub

– Ensure all tour marketing posts/announces are executed correctly (including tags/hashtags) and in a timely manner as per content calendar

– Work with artist to ensure personal social media posts occur.

– Oversee accounts such as Patreon, where necessary.

ADMINISTRATION

– Provide production assistance & management to all photo & video shoots, live stream performances, interviews, recording sessions etc.

– Maintain admin/personal information files as well as portals and password maintenance.

– Manage/organize artist files in an easy to use and orderly fashion.

– Work with label /publisher on metadata

– Work with business manager where relevant for payments and receipt maintenance.

– Special projects for artist, as required.

– Other duties as required.

Requirements:

– Experience in the Canadian music industry for 2+ years

– Exceptional attention to detail, solid time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize, while staying ahead of deadlines in a fast-moving environment

– Ability to work independently and in a team environment, a self-starter

– Proficiency with top social media platforms

– Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

– Proficiency in MS Office, Google Suite, Dropbox, Slack, Adobe.

Nice to Haves & Attributes:

– Education related to the music business and/or artist management

– Optimistic with positive energy and outlook

– Passionate about music and advocating for artists

– Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment; a team player, willing to pitch in whenever needed

Job Specs:

Position: Artist Management Associate

Reporting to: President, Six Shooter Inc.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM (EST)

Location: Temporarily remote, due to COVID-19. Toronto, ON post-COVID.

Compensation: Salary range from 40K-55K to be determined commensurate with experience, and health benefits.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

 

Please apply via the “Apply Here” link on this page.

 

No phone calls please.

We invite applications from all qualified candidates, especially from people who identify as racialized, Indigenous, differently abled, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.

Ghostcore Folklore: The Deep Dark Woods release Changing Faces today. 

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The Deep Dark Woods’ latest album, Changing Faces, is fraught with tales from spirits both recent and centuries old. With its melancholy melodies and ethereal lilts, its haunting timbres echoes long after the last note sounds off. Boldt’s sombre yearning and grave tones are a match made in heaven (or hell) with the bleak nature of the album’s narrative themes. Changing Faces paints a sonic landscape steeped with mournful lyrics and lovelorn laments that float somewhere between this world and the next.

“This is indeed a backwoods version of The Deep Dark Woods, with songs such as “How Could I Ever Be Single Again?,” “Yarrow” and “My Love For You Is Gone” sounding like nothing less than old Appalachian folk ballads mined from the essence of sadness and despair.” – American Songwriter