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February 26 2013
Shoot out the lights, and stone the roses—there’s some strong autobiography going on between the lines of The Matinée’s debut full-length album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise.  Produced largely by Grammy-winner Steve Berlin (REM, The Tragically Hip, Los Lobos) and recorded in their hometown of Vancouver, this honest collection of songs reveals a band throwing everything they have into a record they’re treating like a milestone.  The album also features 2 tracks recorded with Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), including the lead single ‘Young & Lazy’. And while the Tom Petty-esque rocker is a warm tribute to idle youth, the song’s lyrics also describe the strong bond that has carried these five long-time friends all the way through to this, the key moment in their career. After years of roadwork and growth, playing everywhere from prisons to air force bases and every watering hole in between, The Matinée has found its niche ploughing the middle ground between rural festivals and the urban hipster ground-zero of your choice. With an explosive live show that has been described as “an uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops,” The Matinée are in the rare position of being welcome at both. 'We Swore We'd See the Sunrise' comes out today, February 26, 2013, on Light Organ Records  
November 20 2012
Light Organ Records to release debut full length album by Vancouver five piece in 2013, The Matinée prepares to play Ontario and Vancouver dates in December. Album Cover & Media Materials: http://killbeatmusic.com/thematinee/ Taking its title from a line in the song “L’Absinthe”— the true story of a night of madness and delirium experienced while on tour in Quebec told between bouts of sparkling down-country guitar work from Matt Rose—what we hear is a band whose five members have known each other since high school, throwing everything they have into a record they’re treating like a milestone. And the work was hard. Emboldened by their third place win in the 2011 Peak Performance Project and the subsequent record deal that followed, The Matinée ducked in and out of different studios, experimented, and generally strove—because they could— to be as great as possible for the year or so they spent working on this much-anticipated release. It all started to gel with Steve Berlin. With REM and The Tragically Hip in his past, it was no surprise when the veteran producer turned out to be a strikingly good fit for the band. His native feel for Americana with a nice fat backbeat—supplied in spades by bassist Mike Young— is right there in the southern rock redux of “Sweetwater” and “Let Her Go”, which recall countless roots-rockers from Ryan Adams to The Sadies. But Berlin and band were both eager to colour outside the lines. The starlit “December Slumber” is like a widescreen sonic painting with pedal steel guitar, while “The Road” is a stadium built anthem that plows the middle ground between rural festivals and the urban hipster ground-zero of your choice. With a live show generally known to be an uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops, The Matinée are in the rare position of being welcome at both. Meanwhile, “Long Way Home” throws different time signatures into its chunky country-rock frame, “Who Stoned The Roses” allows guitarist/back up vocalist Geoff Petrie to highlight the bands attention to harmony, and “Gasoline”—a churning rocker built on a cannonade of Bonham-esque heaviosity from drummer Pete Lemon—takes the listener even further into the outer reaches. If the seven Berlin-produced tracks find The Matinée exploring the studio and finding new depth, the two they drummed up in lightning sessions with Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays have an almost leavening effect. In particular, “This Town” is an impossibly bright slab of baroque pop with a middle section that could have been smuggled in from Abbey Road. And “Young & Lazy”, as the band well knows—it’s the first single—is an instant classic; three-and-a-half minutes of Tom Petty-esque radio rock in the classic mold, given a light and summery touch by the band and fashioned to stick to the roof of your brain after one listen. The song’s lyrics are a warm tribute to idle youth, and the bond that has carried The Matinée all the way through to this, the key moment in their career. According to vocalist/lyricist Matt Layzell, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise is their “coming out”; after years of roadwork and growth, playing everywhere from prisons to air force bases and every watering hole in between, it’s a record that simultaneously matches their explosive live show while advancing their craft by orders of magnitude. The Matinée Tour Dates: Dec 01 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern Dec 05 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Dec 06 – Barrie, ON @ The Mansion Dec 07 – Toronto, ON @ The Dakota Tavern ( 7:00PM ) Dec 08 – Kingston, ON @ Mansion Dec 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue with Headwater More Info: http://thematineemusic.com/ http://www.lightorganrecords.com/
February 3 2012
For Immediate Release Friday, February 3, 2012. Vancouver -- Light Organ Records is proud to announce the signing of Vancouver based band, The Matinée. In 2011, The Matinée placed third in the Peak Performance Project, second in the The Shore 104.3 Song Search competition and earned themselves three BCCMA nominations (Group/Duo of the Year, Roots/Canadiana Awards and Website of the Year). In the past year they have played for over 20,000 students through their involvement with the B.C. Artstarts Program and the B.C. Schizophrenia Society's Reachout Tour. CBC Radio 3 named The Matinée as one of the Top 10 acts to watch out for in 2012. The Matinée is currently in the studio working on their first full length debut on Light Organ Records, due for release later in 2012. Watch a short introduction video of the band recording their album here. Catch The Matinée live at Venue in Vancouver, BC on February 18th. www.thematineemusic.com www.lightorganrecords.com For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Darryl Weeks darryl@stagefrightpublicity.com 705.333.2778
November 1 2011
For Immediate Release Tuesday, November 1st, 2011. Vancouver's Light Organ Records get into the holiday spirit with the release of Light Organ Records...With Bells On. Vancouver -- After being launched just over a year ago with the release of Our First Christmas, Vancouver-based Light Organ Records is set to celebrate their first anniversary and the holidays with the release of Light Organ Records...With Bells On. The eleven-track album features artists from the Light Organ Records roster and friends of the label. ...With Bells On will be released on November 15th through Universal Music Canada. Light Organ Records will also be hosting a Christmas Showcase at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver on December 8th. Light Organ Records...With Bells On highlights include Adaline's wonderful 'Can't Feel This Feeling' (Adaline also sees her stunning second album Modern Romantics released today). Mint Records alumni, Vancouger, contribute their 'Dysfunctional Family Christmas' and Dead Ghosts' 'Christmas Time' brings up the Christmas vibes with a Black Lips inspired number. The album kicks off with a incredibly catchy track from Frederick called 'Artificial Christmas'. Vancouver's Light Organ Records was founded by Jonathan Simkin of Simkin Artist Management and 604 Records. Jonathan recognized the city's growing need for a strong independent/alternative label to focus on the region's wealth of talented non-mainstream artists. Light Organ Records’ roster already includes Polaris Music Prize long-lister Louise Burns, pop-duo The Zolas, the soulful Adaline, the folk-influenced Adrian Glynn and rockers Sun Wizard. 1. Frederick / Artificial Christmas (Ft. Pliscene) 3:42 2. Vancougar / Dysfunctional Family Christmas 4:05 3. Portage & Main / Little Hearts 3:29 4. Johnny Payne / Green & Gold 4:16 5. Adaline / Can’t Feel This Feeling 3:35 6. Dead Ghosts / Christmas Time 3:39 7. The Matinee / My Gift 3:52 8. Jody Glenham / Christmas List (Falala) 2:56 9. Fake Shark Real Zombie / Kick The P.M.A 2:44 10. White Ash Falls / Winter’s Darkness 2:43 11. Fine Times / Subterranean Christmas Blues 3:34 -30- www.lightorganrecords.com For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Darryl Weeks darryl@stagefrightpublicity.com 705.728.7077
October 11 2011
Today, the Zolas and Liptonians split 7" is available on iTunes. Spinner magazine has premiered the song, "Cultured Man", with a limited time download. Go here for more information.
October 6 2011
For Immediate Release Thursday, October 6, 2011. Vancouver's Louise Burns announces lives dates with Matthew Barber. Singer also releases new video for Mellow Drama's 'Island Vacation'. Vancouver -- Louise Burns is excited to announce a string of live dates in Ontario with Matthew Barber. Vancouver's Light Organ Records released Burns' debut album Mellow Drama earlier this year in Canada to critical acclaim which culminated in its inclusion on the long list for the Polaris Music Prize. Recently, the album was released in the United States and debuted on the CMJ Top 200. Check out the new video for Mellow Drama's 'Island Vacation' by clicking here. Louise Burns applies her influences across the board on Mellow Drama. It's an album that weds ringing clarity to emotional truth over 11 originals and one gorgeously wrought cover of Leonard Cohen's "Gypsy's Wife". Even in the circling, endlessly recursive swirl of the Mazzy Star-esque “Clean” or the minatory shoe-gazey ballad “Ocean Grey”, Burns and her production cohorts Dave Ogilvie and Kevin James Maher keep it trim. Burns plays nearly every instrument on Mellow Drama which finally opens the book on a personality that was submerged during the artist’s long apprenticeship years. She has been a desperately sought bassist who co-founded all-girl, twice Juno nominated rockers Lillix at the age of 11 and who has played ace wing-person to a slew of Vancouver bands ever since, most notably for her blood-sisters in the Blue Violets. Louise Burns Live Dates November 10 - The Red Dog Tavern, Peterborough+ November 11 - Live At The Opera House, North Bay+ November 12 - The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield+ November 16 – The Princess Cinema, Waterloo+ November 17 - Aeolian Hall, London+ November 18 - The Music Gallery, Toronto+ November 19 - Dublin United Church, Guelph+ November 24 - Pearl Company Theatre, Hamilton+ November 25 - The Grad Club, Kingston+ November 26 - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto# + with Matthew Barber # with Cuff The Duke The sound of the record is broad and reverberant, as if you’d walked into a big half-empty club and heard someone with talent who hasn’t been discovered by many people yet. That’s exactly the case with Burns – though maybe not for long. – The Globe and Mail The ghosts of Buddy Holly and the girl groups of the 60’s hover teasingly over Louise Burns’ Mellow Drama, which is beautifully nostalgic in its sound and utterly modern in its sensibility. – Elle Imagine if someone had taken a bunch of seven-inch singles from an old jukebox and mixed it all up on one album.Louise Burns did just that, and it sounds pretty amazing. – Vancouver Province
September 6 2011
It's finally here, Adrian Glynn's first full length album Bruise! We're very excited for you to hear this record. Grab it on itunes now. Or order your copy online here.
August 31 2011
It's an exciting day for Light Organ, our very own Louise Burns has herself a feature on rollingstone.com. Check it out here and downloaded "Drop Names Not Bombs" for free!
August 30 2011
For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 30th, 2011.

Multi-talented Adrian Glynn set to tour western Canada in support of his brilliant debut album Bruise. Download an MP3 of 'Blue Belle Lament' below. Vancouver -- Adrian Glynn is set to release his debut album Bruise next week (September 6th) on Light Organ Records. Shortly after the album's release, Glynn will hit the road for a tour of western Canada (full list of dates below).  Eastern Canada dates will be announced soon.  In the meantime, download an MP3 of the album's 'Blue Belle Lament' here and watch a video about the making of Bruise below. Adrian Glynn composes on acoustic and lap-slide guitars, as well as a balalaika, a Ukrainian folk instrument passed down through a century of his ancestry. A storyteller in his own right, Glynn has the ability to hypnotize listeners with tales of sinners, lovers, and redemption-seekers. In concert, he is a captivating and passionate performer, often using only his voice to carry the weight of his words. Adrian Glynn left behind a budding career as a character actor embodying pimps and junkies to emerge as a gifted singer-songwriter. In 2008, he spent nearly a year living in India, where his music received national radioplay and TV exposure. While there, he was also given the opportunity to teach guitar to disadvantaged Bombay youth. The trip inspired many stories, some of which were released in the form of a travel memoir entitled Fish Skin Memories: Impressions of India and the Middle East. For the last two years, Glynn has been a member of celebrated roots/spoken word ensemble, The Fugitives, and appears on their critically acclaimed records Find Me and Eccentrically We Love, released in 2010 through Light Organ Records. Winnipeg’s Uptown Magazine described the group’s sound as “capable of achieving dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion.” In 2010, Glynn was selected as one of BC’s top 20 artists to participate in The Peak Performance Project, a five million dollar initiative sponsored by Vancouver’s newest AAA station, 100.5 The Peak FM.

Click the cover to watch Adrian Glynn talk about the making of Bruise. Adrian Glynn "Bruise" Tracklisting: The First Time Blue Belle Lament (MP3) Mother Mary Bruise Leavin' Alone If These Endless Days Seven Or Eight Days When Everything's Right With The World The Heart Of Every Lion On London Bridge The Failures Prayer (Sandy's Song) Adrian Glynn Tour Dates: September 15- Royal. Nelson, BC September 16- Cedar Creek Cafe. Cedar Creek, BC September 17- Blackbird Coffeehouse. Coleman, AB. September 19- Ironwood. Calgary, AB. September 20- Creative Centre. Regina, SK. September 21- Two-Twenty Den. Saskatoon, SK. September 22- Venue TBA Swift Current, SK. September 23- Elephant Room. Brandon, MB September 25- The Artery. Edmonton, AB. (All dates with T Nile.) -30- www.lightorganrecords.com For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Darryl Weeks darryl@stagefrightpublicity.com 705.728.7077

August 29 2011
For Immediate Release Monday, August 29 2011.

Adaline set to unleash sensational second album Modern Romantics this fall. "Wasted Time" MP3 available for download now.

Vancouver -- Light Organ Records is delighted to release details of the return of Adaline. Modern Romantics will be available on November 1, 2011 and was produced by Hawksley Workman with additional production from Marten Tromm, and Tino Zolfo.  Get a sneak-peek by downloading an MP3 for "Wasted Time" here.

Modern Romantics is invested with the depth and imagination you only ever get from high-end, ultra-talented music nerds, whether it’s in the meticulously layered percussion and noise – timpani included - of the Metric-gone-industrial “Wasted Time”, or the tonal shifts that bring such deliberate force to Adaline’s cathedral-sized ballad, “Say Goodbye (I Won’t Even)”.  Adaline achieves near Judy Garland levels of melodrama on “That’s What You Do Best”, the stately electro-torch song that opens Modern Romantics. But she doesn’t get there without boxing your ears with wiggy sax (from Shuffle Demon Richard Underhill) and unhinged guitar solos (by Workman) on the way, the latter sounding like it was recorded in a reinforced missile silo. There’s a lot of tastefully rendered sonic action on the way to that quivering, love-burnt climax.

“I wanted to take a very European approach to the record,” she says, adding that she and her busiest partner, Hawksley Workman – who played on and produced nine of its twelve tracks – were throwing names like Portishead, Bat for Lashes, La Roux, Beck, and Goldfrapp around when they entered Toronto’s Canterbury Studio for four weeks. “Groove artists,” she calls them. “I wanted it to sound world class.  A lot of people seem to be doing these very chill, laid back, organic records, and I kinda wanted to be a little more aggressive in terms of the sounds and production.”

Adaline Modern Romantics tracklisting:

That's What You Do Best The Noise Keep Me High Wasted Time (MP3) Rebels Of Love Say Goodbye (I Won't Even) Cost Is Too High (Not To Love) Sparks Lovers Collide Silent Player Stereo Heartache

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www.adalinemusic.com For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Canada: Darryl Weeks darryl@stagefrightpublicity.com 705.728.7077