August 5, 2013*
Osheaga Now & Then!
Tribe Called Red - Electric Intertribal - Nation II Nation
Dusted - Centuries of Sleep - Total Dust
Groenland - Daydreaming - The Chase
Hannah Georgas - Enemies - S/T
Rich Aucoin - Brian Wilson is Alive - We're All Dying to Live
Humans - De Ciel - Traps
Stars - The Theory of Relativity - North
We are Wolves - Mirror - La Mort Pop Club
Feist - Secret Heart - Let it Die
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Islands - Hallways - A Sleep & A Forgetting
Broken Social Scene - Texico Bitches - Forgiveness Rock Record
Zeus - Ignition Remix - Cover Me
Dan Mangan - About As Helpful... - Oh Fortune
August 12, 2013
Matthew Hornell – Crimes - Have it All – IND (Halifax)
Scott Perrie – On the Bus - Everything Gives – IND (Vancouver)
Life in Winter – Lone Rider - S/T – IND (Montreal)
Megan Hamilton – I Paid My Way in Pennies - Snow Moon – IND (Kingston)
Alex Vissia – She's Leaving Home - Young Love – Root Cellar (Edmonton)
The Danks – Reality Grow - Gank – Hidden Pony (Toronto)
Mark 'Bird' Stafford – I Found Joy - Live at the Delta – IND (Toronto)
Brajha Waldmans Quartet – The Naked Dao - Cosmic Brahjas // Closer To The Tones – Howl (Montreal)
Sound/s/lab – Glass Knives - Fugitive Colours – The House Ablaze (Calgary)
CFCF – Glass - Music For Objects – Paper Bag (Montreal)
Fur Trade – In Between Dreams - Don't Get Heavy – Last Gang (Vancouver)
The Backhomes – You Gotta Move - Only Friend – IND (Victoria)
August 19, 2013
Scott Cook – When We're Back Around - One More Time Around – IND (Edmonton)
Rae Spoon – Sunday Dress - My Prairie Home – Saved By Radio (Montreal)
Rachelle Van Zanten - Oh Mother – IND (Burns Lake, BC)
Nightcrawlers – Misconstrued - Nightcrawlers Vol.3 – Cellar Live (Vancouver)
Shannon Graham & the Storytellers – The Truth Seeker - S/T – IND (Toronto)
Pale Eyes – Figure/Ground -Sweatshop – IND (Toronto)
Scientists of Sound – Run With It - Electric Scissors – IND (Dartmouth)
Grand Analog – Lion Head - Modern Thunder – Shadow Cabinet (Toronto)
We Are the City – Legs Give Out - Violent – Hidden Pony (Vancouver)
Prairie Cat – Got Nothin - Times a Billion – IND (Vancouver)
Rec Centre – Missin Out - Health – IND (Halifax)
The Heavy Blinkers – Perfect Tourists - Health – IND (Halifax)
Monomyth – Visions - King, Does This Not Please You? - IND (Halifax)
-Neil Young and Crazy Horse unfortunately had to cancel a few North American dates due to guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro's broken hand. They hoped he would be healed by now, but he needs more recovery time. Next show scheduled is Farm Aid on Sept 21.
-Lindi Ortega is picking up speed and acclaim. On October 8, she will release her third album entitled Tin Star on Last Gang Records. Lindi has released an album a year since her debut called Little Red Boots in 2011. This album is said to be her move from Toronto to Nashville.
-Hannah Georgas has booked more tour dates, and since I just missed her at Osheaga in Montreal, I am siked to hear it. The closest date to Windsor/Detroit is Oct 30 in London at the Aeolian Hall, and she will continue through Ontario until the end of November.
-The lead singer of The Dears, Murray Lightburn, is releasing a solo album under his own name. He said it was a quite the challenge going alone. The album is out tomorrow, and is entitled MASS:LIGHT. The Dears plan to start writing together again in 2014.
August 26, 2013
Dinosaur Bones – Nothing Left Between the Lines - Shaky Dream – Dine Alone (Toronto)
Monarch Project – A Better Part Of You – Single – IND (Hamilton)
John Ward's Electric Séance – Meatmare - Volume 1 – IND (Montreal)
Unwed Mothers – Skeletons - S/T – IND (Edmonton)
Eternal Husbands – EKG - S/T – Clamour (Montreal)
Sarah Neufeld – Hero Brother - Hero Brother – Constellation (Montreal)
Islands – Hushed Tones - Ski Mask – Manque Music (Montreal)
Royal Canoe – Just Enough - Today We're Better Ourselves – Nevado (Winnipeg)
Moka Only – Together - Doctor Do Much – Urbnet (Vancouver)
Factor – Let It Go - Woke Up Alone – Fake Four (Vancouver)
-Islands 5th studio album will be released on September 17 on Manqué Music, and they will begin touring immediately after the release. They will be in Toronto on October 10 and Ferndale on October 11.
-Arcade Fire has confirmed the"Reflektor" graffiti graphic appearing in random locations is an advertisement for their upcoming release. The graphic said “reflecktor” and hinted something band-related will go down September 9 at 9 p.m. It even happened before a few of the large acts took the stage at Osheaga in Montreal (which my bro pointed out).
-Said the Whale fans have reason to pre-order the new album entitled “hawaiii,” intentionally misspelled with an extra i. The deluxe edition comes with a beach ball and sunglasses, along with a karaoke DVD!
-Young Galaxy will be releasing a deluxe version of Ultramarine on September 24. It will be double-disc release; the second disc containing B-sides, remixes and alternate edits. Contributing remixers include Doldrums, Sally Shapiro and Peaking Lights.
*Pre-recorded show... Sorry for the missing info