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Download:ANR Brand New Track “New Armor”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by dk

ANR Release Brand New Song, “New Armor,” Bonus

Track on Stay Kids Deluxe Edition, Out

September 13th on 10k Islands

Click HERE to Stream/Download Free MP3 of “New Armor”

 ‘Stay Kids’ is a marvel of melodic majesty and cosmic funk…” The Guardian
“the driving beats of TV On The Radio blended with the psychedelic sweetness
of Passion Pit”
This morning, Miami’s psychedelic synth-pop duo ANR released the brand new track “New Armor.”  The song is the latest example of the group’s constant evolution as well as their prolific songwriting.  It begins with a lone acoustic guitar before falsetto vocals and lush, sparkling keyboards join the mix.  ANR’s reverb-laden vocals are anthemic and continue in the introspective, earnest direction of the previously released tracks from Stay Kids Deluxe Edition, their forthcoming album out September 13th on 10k Islands.
ANR consists of merely two members – Brian Robertson (Keys, Vocals) and Michael-John Hanock (Vocals, Drums) – but they create a powerful sound filled with layered melodies and bountiful hooks.  It has already earned the duo praise from RCRD LBL, The Fader,, and Nylon, among others, and have landed them shows with bands like Animal Collective, Neon Indian, No Age, and Fucked Up.  The band kicks off their North American tour later this month.
North American Tour Dates:
08/25:  Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
08/29:  Philadelphia, PA  @ Kung-Fu Necktie
08/30: New York, NY  @ Milk Studios
08/31:  New York, NY  @ Mercury Lounge
09/01:  Boston, MA  @ Brighton Music Hall
09/02:  Montreal, QC  @ Casa Del Popolo
09/03:  Toronto, ONT  @ The Drake
09/05: Detroit, MI  @ Lager House
09/06: Grand Rapids, MI  @ Pyramid Scheme
09/07: Chicago, IL  @ Empty Bottle
09/09: Urbana, IL  @ Canopy Club
09/10: Minneapolis, MN  @ 7th Street Entry
09/12:  Seattle, WA  @ Crocodile Lounge
09/13:  Portland, OR  @ Doug Fir
09/15: San Francisco, CA  @ Bottom Of The Hill
09/16: Fresno, CA  @ Audie’s Olympic
09/17: Los Angeles, CA  @ The Satellite
09/20: San Diego, CA  @ Soda Bar


Diamond Rings Announces New Project: Matters

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by dk

Limited Edition “Get In Or Get Out” 7 Inch Available on Hype Lighter April 5, 2011.
Watch Video For Debut Track “Get In Or Get Out” Here Via Rolling Stone
Years before anyone with a YouTube account had ever heard of Toronto based musician John O’Regan and his electro-pop act Diamond Rings he comprised 25% of a rock band known as The D’Urbervilles. Alongside multi-instrumentalist Tim Bruton, bassist Kyle Donnelly, and drummer Greg Santilly, the band released one full-length album (We Are The Hunters) in March 2008. However, just minutes before the final show of their first tour in support of the record, O’Regan was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. The band was sidelined indefinitely while he underwent surgery and began a lengthy recovery process.

While convalescing, O’Regan released a series of limited edition singles and viral music videos under the moniker Diamond Rings that garnered praise Pitchfork, NME, and Rolling Stone. After touring for a year behind his debut album Special Affections and opening for acts like Robyn and La Roux, many predicted that The D’Urbervilles would eventually call it quits. However, contrary to popular opinion, the band has actually been holed up in their West Toronto jam space (which they share with perennial hardcore favourites Fucked Up) crafting a new sound and a new look to match.

Enter Matters, the latest incarnation of Toronto’s most beloved rock band. Juxtaposing punishing guitar riffs and sleek synth leads with an airtight rhythm section and O’Regan’s signature baritone, this is a band that quite literally defies categorization. Matters will release their debut single Get In Or Get Out on limited edition 7-inch vinyl (digital download included) via O’Regan’s own Hype Lighter imprint on Tuesday, April 5, 2010.

Matters will also perform select shows in Toronto and surrounding areas with grunge rockers PS I Love You in early April. Their full-length album is being prepped for a fall 2011 release.

A. Get In Or Get Out
B. Wild Steps

Download:Dinosaur Bones – Birthright (CFCF Remix)+Royalty

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by dk

Toronto’s Dinosaur Bones Release Full-Length Debut My Divider on March 8, 2011 via Dine Alone Records. Following the success of their recent Birthright EP, the band received a great deal of accolades in their native Canada. Now comes their return with the next chapter in their story. Dinosaur Bones are giving away the song “Royalty” from the album for free. Click HERE to download.

Download Dinosaur Bones-Birthright (CFCF Remix)
Listen , you might like this trip electronica sound,as much as we do!

The ambition of My Divider is easily noticeable. They continue to show their growth as a band with driving tracks like opener “Making Light” and “Sharks in the Sand.” “Highwire Act” and “Point of Pride” show off the band’s penchant for complicated melodies paired with guitar-driven stomps, a la influences like The Walkmen and Chavez. The title track, “My Divider,” closes the album and showcases frontman Ben Fox’s passionate lyrics and assured delivery. As a quintet, Dinosaur Bones’ ranges of influences are widely varied. This yields a sound that is equal parts fuzzed out indie rock and heartfelt emotion, but the cohesion and sensibility are unmistakable.

Dinosaur Bones returned to the studio to record My Divider with Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up, Arkells). He also recorded and mixed the Birthright EP. Having already shared stages with the likes of Man Man, Arkels, Handsome Furs, Crystal Antlers and Plants and Animals, the band have rightly earned their place in the indie pop scene of Toronto. Now they bring their sound stateside. They’ll also be playing the main stage at the famed Edgefest in Toronto this year, sharing the bill with A Perfect Circle and Rise Against.

Dinosaur Bones:
Ben Fox (vocals, guitars)
Josh Byrne (guitars)
Branko Scekic (bass)
Dave Wickland (keyboard)
Lucas Fredette (drums)

Karkwa wins the 2010 Polaris Music Prize( Les Chemins de Verre -the best Canadian album of the year)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by dk

Karkwa was named the winner of the fifth annual Polaris Music Prize.  This award, given to signify the best Canadian album of the year, was presented tonight  at the gala ceremony held at CTV’s Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. In addition  to bragging rights, Karkwa take home $20,000 for their album Les Chemins de Verre.
“It’s an unbelievable thing to win this prize.  We have a lot of respect for this contest and we think they do it for the right reason (music).  On suit le gala depuis son début, et c’est le prix qui nous touche le plus.” – Karkwa
Karkwa joins the group of previous winners which includes Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007) and Final Fantasy (2006).  Their win is the first for a French language album.
The process of voting begins with the almost 200 member jury. These music journalists, bloggers, and broadcasters cast ballots for the 40 title Long List and 10 title Short List of Canadian albums released between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010.  The 11 member gala Grand Jury, chosen from the larger jury, was sequestered in the Masonic Temple jury room to select a winner while the event took place.
Liisa Ladouceur, who oversees the Grand Jury, spoke about this year’s decision. 

“This was probably the longest and most emotional deliberation in Polaris history.  The short listed records are all of extreme high quality and they truly resonated with members of the jury whether or not they completely understood the language of the lyrics,” reflected Liisa Ladouceur.   “What this year’s winner indicates is that music is about emotion.”

The Grand Jury this year are Rob Bowman (York University professor), Jennifer Charlesworth (The Georgia Straight), Leah Collins (, Del Cowie (Exclaim), Jonathan Dekel (Spinner), Amanda Farrell-Low (Monday Magazine), Jian Ghomeshi (CBC Q), Marc Xavier Leblanc (freelance journalist and DJ), Francois Marchand (Vancouver Sun), Andre Peloquin (Bang Bang) and Phillipe Rezzonico (Rue Frontenac).
Ten albums were shortlisted for the 2010 Polaris Prize. They are:
The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Caribou – Swim
Karkwa – Les Chemins De Verre
Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Owen Pallett – Heartland
Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal
The Sadies – Darker Circles
Shad – TSOL
Tegan And Sara – Sainthood
The gala was hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence and MuchMusic’s Sarah Taylor. Sirius Satellite Radio and Radio 3 broadcast the event live across North America on Sirius channel 86, and around the world on the web at The gala was also webcast live on and will be broadcast Saturday September 25, 9pm ET on MuchMusic with repeat airings on MUCHMORE Thursday, September 30th @ 10pm, MTV2, Friday Oct 1st @11pm ET and Saturday, October 2nd, @ 10am ET, and BRAVO, Monday, September 27th @ 10PM & 1AM and Tuesday,  September 28th @ 9AM ET .
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 and 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 further information, including rules, jury and sponsors, please visit

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