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.
Sharon Van Etten‘s new record, Are We There, is out tomorrow (May 27th) through Jagjauwar. This is Van Etten’s fourth record, and most are saying this is her best record yet (and she’s already amazing!). NOW gave it top marks with the full 5 Ns, check out what else they say in their review.
The BB Guns / Omhouse – Cassette release show x2 w/ Petra Glynt & guest DJ Jesse Crowe (beliefs, Praises). It’s happening on Wed. May 28th @ The Piston (937 Bloor St. W.)
Chloe Charles will be playing 2 shows in Toronto. On May 30th, She’ll be playing R.O.M. Friday Night Series at Bronfman Hall @ 8:30PM.
And also on June 2 at Yonge and Dundas square as part of the Lunchtime Live Series at 12:30PM. Chloe recently won the Indie Award for best soul / r&b artist/group/duo of the year.
Sharon Van Etten will be putting out a new record Are We There (via Jagjaguwar) on May 27th. Here’s something to tie you over before the record is out. Click below to see the video for “Taking Chances” (Dir. Michael Palmieri), the first single off Are We There.
This week we had some great new releases from Mac Demarco – Salad Days, S. Carey – Range of Light, Arthur Comeau – 3/4, Malachai – Beyond Ugly, Pattern Is Movement – S/T, White Hinterland – Baby and so much more!
And the releases don’t stop…the April 8th releases are just as exciting! Todd Terje – It’s Album Time is making some noise and will at least get your toes tapping if not full on dancing! Also Available April 8th: AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS – Enter The Slasher House, EMM GRYNER – Torrential, SUNPARLOUR PLAYERS – The Living Proof and much much more!
The people descended upon Winnipeg this weekend for the 2014 Juno Awards. Outside Music has good reason to celebrate as our own Justin Rutledge picked up the Best Roots/Traditional Solo Album for Valleyheart! The album is available in stores and available through the Outside Music Store.
Also a congratulations is in order for Esmerine on Constellation Records for winning Best Instrumental Album of the Year for their album Dalmak, which is available in stores!
The Arctic Monkeys were busy at 2014 BRIT Awards, winning British Group of the Year and Album of the Year for AM, and also entertaining the crowds with a performance of “R U Mine?”
They also announced their summer plans which includes extensive travel plans throughout North America. Their announcement revealed they will be at Bonnaroo and Firefly Music Festival. Toronto will be lucky enough to host the Arctic Monkeys on June 21 at Molson Amphitheater.
The 2014 Juno nominees were announced today, and we would like to congratulate all those who were nominated! The awards will be taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30, 2014.
We’re excited to say that Outside Music Label‘s The Sadies have been recognized for their record Internal Sounds with a nomination in the Adult Alternative Album of The Year category, and Justin Rutledge’s Valleyheart is also nominated in the Solo Roots & Traditional Album of the Year category.
Below is a list of artists who are distributed through Outside Music who were also nominated for this year’s awards! Big kudos! To see the full list of nominees, please visit http://junoawards.ca/
ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Shut Down the Streets – A.C. Newman
Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat
Us Alone – Hayden
(Arts & Crafts*Universal)
Forever Endeavour- Ron Sexsmith
Internal Sounds – The Sadies
TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nine - Carn Davidson 9
The Ian McDougall 12tet LIVE - Ian McDougall 12-tet
Our Second Set – John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra
Ripple Effect – Mike Downes
Look for the Silver Lining- Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light – Colin Stetson
Dalmak – Esmerine
Senna – Mahogany Frog
Down Home- Petr Cancura
Invitation – The Peggy Lee Band
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Come Cry With Me – Daniel Romano
So Say We All- David Francey
Don’t Get Too Grand – Donovan Woods
Valleyheart- Justin Rutledge
Tin Star – Lindi Ortega
ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP (SPONSORED BY WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL)
The Folk Sinner – Lee Harvey Osmond
Bison Ranch Recording Sessions – Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five
Volume One – The Devin Cuddy Band
We Still Move On Dance Floors – The Strumbellas
Island of Echoes- The Wilderness of Manitoba
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Come on Down – David Gogo
(Cordova Bay*Fontana North)
Can You Hear the Music- Downchild
Soulscape- Harrison Kennedy
My Guitar’s My Only Friend- James Buddy Rogers
All Frequencies – MonkeyJunk
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sabor A Café- Adonis Puentes
Lamentation of Swans – A Journey Towards Silence – Azam Ali and Loga R.Torkian
Walk to the Sea- David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana
Jumbie in the Jukebox- Kobo Town
Lume, Lume- Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Minor Alps, the duo of Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws put out a record at the end last year called Get There (via Barsuk Records) . Check out the new video for the track “Waiting For You” directed by Emilie and Sarah Barbault.
UPDATE: Here’s the Arctic Monkeys performance from the David Letterman performance last night! Hot Damn!
Tune into CBS tonight at 11:35 EST to catch the Arctic Monkeys perform “Do I Wanna Know?” off their latest record AM .Louis C.K. will also be a guest as well.