Top Left: Mac DeMarco, War On Drugs, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Sharon Van Etten, How To Dress Well
2014 has been a great year of music so far! Exclaim! has released a list of their top 25 albums of the year so far, and the list includes many Outside Music distributed titles. Check it out!
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
White Lung – Deep Fantasy (Domino)
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
How To Dress Well – “What Is This Heart?” (Domino)
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love (Captured Tracks)
To see the full list head to Exclaim!
Toronto based MC Tre Mission is ready for his new album Stigmata on Big Dada to be released on August 12, 2014.
Check out this brief interview with Exclaim! here, where he talks about the process of being an MC in the age of instant gratification, what it’s like putting out records with a label, and all while dropping Dragon Ball Z references.
STIGMATA (via Big Dada) is out on August 12, 2014!
How To Dress Well released a song “Let U Know”, a song NOT on his newest album “What Is This Heart?” (via Weird World / Domino Records). Although the song didn’t make it onto the record, it was still a large part of the process and he wanted the song to be heard. Check out the article at Stereogum.
How to Dress Well is on tour, and will be making a few stops in Canada.
- 08/26 – Fortune Sound House – Vancouver, BC
- 09/12- Mod Club – Toronto, ON
- 09/14 – The Belmont – Montreal, QC
YOUNG FATHERS KILLED IT last night on Jimmy Kimmel! There are little to no words to describe it. Check out the performances of “Get Up” and “Low” from their latest album Dead (via anticon) and distributed in Canada by Outside Music.
Happy New Release Day goes out to Outside Music Label‘s Jill Barber for her album Fool’s Gold! The album is available now in Canada in stores, at the Outside Music store and on iTunes.
Jill’s songs have always set a romantic mood, and on Fool’s Gold, the romance is still very much alive, but she also introduces a new sexy Motown-inspired sound on the lead single “Broken for Good.”
Jill Barber performed “Let’s Call It Love” on Canada AM…check it out here.
She’ll also be heading out on a tour, check out tour dates here.
Young Fathers (via Anticon), experimental hip hop group based in Edinburgh, Scotland, released their record Dead earlier this year. It’s one of the most interesting records released in 2014 so far, (and has become an office favourite at Outside Music) and they’re getting some attention for their blend of hip-hop/experimental sounds. Young Fathers will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday June 18th @ 11:35PM EST.
Check out this amazing KEXP session they did earlier this month.
Where does the time go? We’re already at the half way mark of the year! SPIN has just released their top albums of 2014 so far, and there are a lot of great albums that Outside Music distributes in Canada that make the cut like:
ACTRESS (Ninja Tune)
AFGHAN WHIGS (Sub Pop)
ANGEL OLSEN (Jagjaguwar)
KELIS (Ninja Tune)
MAC DEMARCO (Captured Tracks)
THE MEN (Sacred Bones)
NENEH CHERRY (Smalltown Supersound)
PERFECT PUSSY (Captured Tracks)
PROTOMARTYR (Hardly Art)
REAL ESTATE (Domino)
S CAREY (Jagjaguwar)
SHARON VAN ETTEN (Jagjaguwar)
SUN KIL MOON (Caldo Verde)
TODD TERJE (Olsen)
THE WAR ON DRUGS (Secretly Canadian)
For the full list click here.
Anna Calvi has released a new video for Strange Weather, which will be on the forthcoming EP of the same name, with a release date of July 15th, 2014. Anna Calvi and David Byrne collaborated on this stunning and haunting cover of Keren Ann’s original Strange Weather. The upcoming release is a covers EP, which will include covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mickasin and Keren Ann out on Domino Records.
Check out the video below for Strange Weather.