The annual Christmas release from Light Organ Records is here in the shape of the glorious 'Sleighed - EP'. Look out for brand new tracks from Fake Shark Real Zombie, Frederick, Mounties, JPNSGRLS & The Fugitives. Happy Holidays! (more...)
Beatroute gave us a lot of love this month. If you're in Vancouver, be sure to pick up December's issue. www.beatroute.ca
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
Keep Me High
Wasted Time (MP3)
Rebels Of Love
Say Goodbye (I Won't Even)
Cost Is Too High (Not To Love)
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Multi-talented Adrian Glynn set to unleash his stunning debut album on Light Organ Records.
Download 'Seven Or Eight Days' below. Watch Adrian Glynn talk about making the album below.
Vancouver -- Adrian Glynn is set to release his debut album Bruise
on September 6th on Light Organ Records. The Vancouver-based musician 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. Download Bruise's 'Seven Or Eight Days' here
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.
Watch Adrian Glynn talk about the making of Bruise
Adrian Glynn "Bruise" Tracklisting:
The First Time
Blue Belle Lament
If These Endless Days
Seven Or Eight Days
When Everthing's Alright With The World
The Heart Of Every Lion
On London Bridge
Prayer (Sandy's Song)
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Darryl Weeks firstname.lastname@example.org 705.728.7077
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES THE 2011 LONG LIST
Toronto, ON (June 16, 2011) The Polaris Music Prize Long List was revealed by Steve Jordan, PrizeFounder and Executive Director, at a press conference held at the Drake Hotel in Toronto earlier today.
This is the sixth year of the prize, which awards $30,000 to the best Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without regard to genre or record sales. The Long List consists of the top 40 full-length Canadian records released from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011, according to a vote by the 227 members of the Polaris Music Prize jury. The jury consists of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada. No music industry personnel with direct financial relationships with artists vote for Polaris.
“An unprecedented number of jury members agonized over paring their ballots down to five choices. In our view their careful consideration has culminated in thebest Long List in our history,” said Jordan.
Jordan also announced that the Long List is being presented by Recordings Arts Collecting Society, a division of ACTRA. “The Polaris Music Prize is an important event for Canadian recording artists and is one of the few awardswhere the winner is chosen based solely on artistic merit,” said Ferne Downey, ACTRA National President. “ACTRA RACS is thrilled to come on board to sponsor this year’s Long List and celebrate the best music our country has to offer.”
The Polaris Jury will now vote to reduce the Long List to the 10 title Short List which will be revealed July 6 at the Drake Hotel in Toronto on a live broadcast on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada’s channel 152 and CBC Radio 3.
The winner will be revealed Monday, September 19 at the Polaris Music Prize gala. The event will also be broadcast live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada’s channel 152 and CBC Radio 3 and will be held once again at CTV’s Concert Hall studios at Toronto’s Masonic Temple. The show will also be broadcast on MuchMusic and muchmusic.com.
The 2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List:
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Austra - Feel It Break
Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart
Braids - Native Speaker
Buck 65 - 20 Odd Years
Louise Burns - Mellow Drama
D-Sisive - Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye
The Dears - Degeneration Street
Destroyer - Kaputt
Diamond Rings - Special Affections
Dirty Beaches - Badlands
Luke Doucet and The White Falcon - Steel City Trawler
Eternia & MoSS - At Last
Galaxie - Tigre et Diesel
Jenn Grant - Honeymoon Punch
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
Hey Rosetta! - Seeds
Hooded Fang - Album
Imaginary Cities - Temporary Resident
Land Of Talk - Cloak and Cipher
Little Scream - The Golden Record
The Luyas - Too Beautiful To Work
Malajube - La Caverne
Miracle Fortress - Was I The Wave?
One Hundred Dollars - Songs Of Man
Doug Paisley - Constant Companion
PS I Love You - Meet Me At The Muster Station
Daniel Romano - Sleep Beneath the Willow
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer
Shotgun Jimmie - Transistor Sister
Sloan - The Double Cross
Frederick Squire - March 12
Stars - The Five Ghosts
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
The Weeknd - House Of Balloons
Women - Public Strain
Neil Young - Le Noise
Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting
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. For more information on the Polaris Music Prize, visit polarismusicprize.ca.
NOW Magazine reviews Mellow Drama - read the article here.
Randy Quaid and wife Evi respond to “stolen band name” claim.
Star Whackers stars challenge “real” Fugitives to leg wrestle match
Full story here
Randy Quaid made off with our name, Vancouver band The Fugitives claim.
Folk act has a beef with star whacker star’s fake band name
By Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun - Read the full article here
Hey Toronto! See you next week! Details HERE