Tropic Harbour releases debut record “Glowing Eyes” and tours Western Canada

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You’re invited to Tropic Harbour, a utopian space constructed by Mark Berg for peace of mind. This headspace has become the moniker for Berg’s hazy dream pop creations contrived from nostalgic images and dreams of the coast.

Tropic Harbour leaves this Wednesday for almost two weeks across the prairies to the mountains.

Listen to the new record here:

Don’t miss them:
09/11/16 – Regina, SK @ Durty Nelly’s
10/11/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
11/11/16 – Saskatoon, SK @ SASC HQ
12/11/16 – Edmonton, AB @ Barber Ha
13/11/16 – Calgary, AB @ Nite Owl
15/11/16 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s Pub
16/11/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Hotel
17/11/16 – Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl
18/11/16 – Vancouver, BC @ sixsixsix
20/11/16 – Lethbridge, AB @ Attainable Records

Listen to Micah Erenberg’s new record “Poor Mic’s Toe” and catch him on tour!

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Micah Erenberg has officially released his debut record, “Poor Mic’s Toe”, and is headed on a monster tour of Canada with his full band! Listen to the record and check out the tour dates below:

09/27/16 – Gravelbourg, SK @ The Rolling Rock
09/28/16 – Palmer, SK @ The Church
09/29/16 – Calgary, AB @ Mikey’s Juke Joint
09/30/16 – Fernie, BC @ The Northern Bar & Stage
10/01/16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Almanac
10/02/16 – Langenburg, SK @ Flavor Country
10/04/16 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
10/05/16 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Gore Street Cafe
10/06/16 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse
10/07/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Cameron House
10/08/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Monarch
10/09/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed
10/11/16 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba’s Lounge
10/12/16 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
10/13/16 – Sydney, NS @ Governor’s Pub
10/14/16 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub
10/15/16 – Fredericton, NB @ Grimross Brewery
10/16/16 – Moncton, NB @ Plan B
10/18/16 – Drummondville, QC – Pub Heriot
10/19/16 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
10/20/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bad Lunch
10/21-31/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Folk Music Ontario (OCFF)
10/24/16 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet
10/26/16 – Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh’s Ear
10/27/16 – London, ON @ East Village Arts Collective
10/29/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Handlebar

Living Hour takes North America and Europe

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Living Hour takes off on another huge tour in a few weeks, beginning with a show supporting Royal Canoe at Burton Cummings Theatre. Check out their tour dates at Brooklyn Vegan where they also share a live acoustic session recorded in an abandoned church in Champagne, France.

Catch them in the US, Canada or Europe

09/02/16 – St Paul, MN @ Macalaster College
09/03/16 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
09/15/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Burton Cummings Theatre with Royal Canoe
09/16/16 – Clearwater, MB @ Harvest Moon Festival
09/17/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ House Show
09/18/16 – Chicago, IL @ RutCorp
09/19/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
09/20/16 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
09/21/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
09/22/16 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
09/23/16 – Amherst College @ Hitchcock Residence Hall
09/24/16 – New Brunswick, NJ @ J House
09/25/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
09/28/16 – Stuttgart, DE @ Galao
09/29/16 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kreativfabrik
09/30/16 – Leipzig, DE @ Ilses Erika
10/01/16 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
10/02/16 – Prague, CZ @ 007 Club
10/04/16 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/05/16 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up Du Label
10/06/16 – London, UK @ Slaughtered Lamb
10/07/16 – Derby, UK @ Hairy Dog
10/08/16 – Manchester, UK @ Fallow Cafe
10/09/16 – Leeds, UK @ Wharf Chambers
10/10/16 – Cardiff, UK @ The Big Top
10/13/16 – Baden, CH @ Royal
10/14/16 – Nyon, CH @ La Parenthese
10/16/16 – Berlin, De @ Maze

Morthouse

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Post punk duo Morthouse announces their Us/Canada tour dates!
Heading on a north American east coast trip, they will be sharing the stage with Pleasence Records Artist Traitrs on their Canadian dates.
Check out their tour dates below.

w/ Traitrs = **
08/18/16 – Albany, NY @ Pauly’s Hotel
08/20/16 – Providence, RI @ As220
08/23/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Gateway
08/24/16 – Manhatten, NY @ Cake Shop
08/26/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
08/28/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Win Win Bar
08/30/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Storefront
09/01/16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Calabi’s
09/02/16 – Cicinnati, OH @ The Comet
09/03/16 – Oxford, MS @ Ezra’s
09/08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Emporium
09/09/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
09/12/16 – Detroit, MI @ Lo & Behold
09/14/16 – London, ON @ Foam Doam**
09/17/16 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar **
09/18/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed **

MagicPerm announces Eastern US Dates!

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Montreal/Saskatoon based lofi synth-pop savants MagicPerm are sharing their sounds with New York and surrounding areas at the end of the month, including shows with The Firs, Johnny Ripper, and BFF Fest in Detroit. Listen in and check out their dates below!

07/22/16 – Montreal, QC @ The Plant
07/23/16 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
07/24/16 – North Hampton @ Kasey’s
07/26/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
07/27/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Gateway
07/28/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Storefront
07/30/16 – Detroit, MI @ BFF Festival

Fox Who Slept The Day Away Release 2nd LP and Head on Massive Tour

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Fox Who Slept The Day Away have a busy couple of months ahead of them as they head from Calgary to the West coast, over to the East coast, and back home. Check out their 2nd full length record released on May 27th on Fossil Records!

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05/26/16 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar & Grill
05/26/16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Sewing Machine Factory
05/26/16 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
06/02/16 – Abbotsford, BC @ Sup At Oneills
06/03/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Matador
06/04/16 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
06/07/16 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
06/16/16 – Cranbrook, BC @ Studio Stage Door
06/17/16 – Lethbridge, AB @ Attainable Records
06/18/16 – Fernie, BC @ Northern Bar & Stage
06/21/16 – Regina, SK @ O’Hanlon’s Irish Pub
06/22/16 – Moose Jaw, SK @ Common Café
06/25/16 – Gimli, MB @ Real Love Summer Fest
06/28/16 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
06/29/16 – Sault St. Marie, ON @ Gore Street Café
06/30/16 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
07/01/16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi
07/02/16 – Montreal, QC @ The BOG
07/05/16 – Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
07/06/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo
07/07/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
07/08/16 – London, ON @ East Village Art Collective
07/12/16 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet
07/13/16 – Sudbury, ON @ Speakeasy
07/15/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
07/22/16 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City

FDT Teaming up with Micah Erenberg

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First Date Touring is happy to be working with Winnipeg’s Micah Erenberg! Micah’s blend of lo-fi pop and folk music makes for a truly unique sound evident in his debut record being released in the fall of 2016. Look out for Micah as he tours extensively as a solo-act, and with his impressive band made up of some of Winnipeg’s finest young talent.

Micah Erenberg is a storyteller and a singer/songwriter; an engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist; a front man in a rock band and a side man for anyone else.
He is devoted to taking his music from point A to point Z, and he is there for every step of the process: from demo tapes to full length albums; from jam spaces to touring the world.

Micah’s music has been described as bedroom country/pop, with production qualities reminiscent of Beck and story-based lyrics reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt.
His tell-all style of writing makes for an incredibly captivating sound, and his songs cover all bases from sad and serious to happy and downright goofy.
In a soft, honest voice he sings catchy melodies that are easy for any listener, and his musical arrangements are unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Add the full band into the mix and you get the same songs in a whole new light. Like a well oiled machine, the Micah Erenberg Band jams their way through meticulously rehearsed material, often improvising through instrumental sections for as long as they feel the need to, and yet somehow hitting every stop and chord change along the way.
Expect to be fully engaged in the show, as their stage presence is nothing short of personal, with the band feeding off the audience almost as much as they do each other. Everything is planned and yet nothing is planned; they don’t play to the audience, they play for the audience.

This year Micah is set to release his debut album, Poor Mic’s Toe, which was almost entirely self-recorded and self-produced at a cabin in his home town of Matlock, MB. The album is backed by the Micah Erenberg Band and features a diverse guest list of some of the finest musicians on Manitoba’s scene.

Constellation Records’ Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche joins the team!

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We’re super happy to announce the signing of Montreal’s Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche who has exciting plans for this summer/fall!

Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche "Face à l’instant" (excerpt) from Constellation Records on Vimeo.

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Over the past few years, Montreal kraut-funk quartet Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche has established itself as something of a local supergroup its members have been active in this city’s experimental rock communities for well over a decade, including participation in Panopticon Eyelids, Pas Chic Chic, Red Mass, Set Fire to Flames, and, from the Constellation roster, Fly Pan Am – and gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular, rubbery grooves.

Avec le soleil formed in Montreal in 2011 as a trio of bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy (of Fly Pan Am), guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan, with several lineup expansion and contractions over the following couple of years. Summer 2014 found the group solidified into a tight four-piece unit (Truchy, Fournier, Eric Gingras on guitar and, with the departure of Hasan, Samuel Bobony in the drummer’s chair), careening towards mastery of a highly original, deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk.

The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces featured on Zubberdust!, the band’s debut LP, are the culmination of the group’s first two years of conceptual and somatic development. (The pieces are subdivided into sections for CD and digital track IDs.) This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays – along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. JS Truchy’s wordless lead vocals (and the choral arrangement on Face à lâ instanté) add compelling textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.

Crosss signs with Joyful Noise

Excited to share that Crosss has signed with wonderful Joyful Noise Recordings. The label will be re-releasing their LPs Obsidian Spectre and LO as a limited edition 2xLP gatefold. Stay tuned here for release tour announcements!

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Living Hour drops their debut record!

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Living Hour’s self-titles debut record drops today! Out digitally and on CD from Lefse Records, you can order the album from www.thehours.bandcamp.com or Lefse’s website.

Listen to the album online:

Catch Living Hour on their upcoming North American tour with Sub Pop Records’ Cullen Omori!
03/19/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Lucky Cat
03/20/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
03/22/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
03/23/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam
03/24/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
03/25/16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon*
03/26/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
03/28/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
03/29/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
03/30/16 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
04/02/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club*
04/03/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
04/05/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independant*
04/07/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
04/08/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
04/09/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
04/11/16 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr*
04/12/16 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar*
04/13/16 – Houston, TX @ Raven Tower*
04/15/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
04/16/16 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt*
04/17/16 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
04/18/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
04/19/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
04/21/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
04/22/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
04/23/16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange*
04/24/16 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
04/27/16 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox

* = w/ Cullen Omori