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It’s mentioned Reuben Bullock has a style all his personal, alt altfolk. He’s introduced a brand new full-length album filled with it entitled un | love, out October 25 on Arts & Crafts. With that, the band launched the primary single “faultline” and the video, directed by Brock Mitchell, debuted final week. Reuben and the Darkish shares the brand new monitor “rising” – the melancholic however uplifting overture to un | love, with Reuben’s lonesome voice buoyed by exultant melodies.

Reuben explains how “rising” units the course for the brand new album:

“That is the primary track on the album for a motive. It was the very first toe within the water… an early morning in Mexico… among the many sounds of the jungle I began penning this track. As I used to be ending, I may hear my bass participant, Ian Jarvis, already carving out a sonic world within the makeshift studio we had made. This track was written with a cup of espresso and completed with a glass of mezcal. I took it from the sky. It was written and recorded inside hours. It was the very starting of what would grow to be a deep dive into an ocean of songs – un | love. Recording for the sake of the track and nothing else. It’s a journey. An exploration. I don’t assume it even is sensible from a songwriting perspective, however it is sensible emotionally. It’s waking up. It’s searching the window as surroundings passes you by. It’s the blink of an eye fixed. An anthem of an open thoughts.”

The track captures life because it’s meant to be lived – within the second. It’s the previous, current and future held shut and let go . The huge house and freewheeling tempo of “rising” evokes the opposing forces of affection and vacancy at play in un | love, directly free and constrained.

Test ‘rising’ right here.

un | love is Reuben’s most sincere and charming work so far, opening a window into one of the crucial dramatic occasions in Bullock’s life. The spirited band’s third file – following 2018’s Arms of a Dream, and 2014’s debut Funeral Sky – tells Reuben’s story of endings and hope for the long run. The forthcoming assortment is a naked, cathartic exploration of life’s plain crossroads, and the fateful depths that await there. As Reuben sings on “rising”:“to fall in love /and blow away/come what might/my thoughts is made,” sung in an pressing sandpapered growl.

Produced by Reuben and the Darkish with Marcus Paquin (The Nationwide, Timber Timbre, Native Natives) and Kevin Drew (of Damaged Social Scene), un | love evokes the uncooked emotion of the songs with anthemic, atmospheric sound. The brand new album exhibits a drastic flip in Reuben’s ease as a author and freedom as a recording artist. His voice is directly unbridled and fallible.

Reuben and The Darkish On Tour
Oct 22 – Purple Deer AB – Bo’s
Oct 23 – Jasper AB – Jasper Legion
Oct 25 – Camrose AB – Bailey Theatre
Oct 26 – Moose Jaw SK – Mae Wilson Theatre
Oct 28 – Invermere BC – Pynelogs Cultural Centre
Oct 29 – St. Albert AB – Arden Theatre

Emily King Photo Credit Shotti
Emily King
Photograph Credit score Shotti

NY pop rockist Emily King will launch Change of Surroundings: Remix EP, a group of recent remixes of 5 tracks from her critically acclaimed album Surroundings, on October 11, and has launched the remix of her dynamic single “Cannot Maintain Me” by the famend producer Machinedrum. Billboard premiered the monitor writing, “The intimate, sensual pressure that King dances round on the unique monitor turns into an all-out sultry affair as the brand new manufacturing makes house for an irresistible dance beat led by propulsive manufacturing and spacey synths.”

“When ATO approached me with the remix idea I used to be actually excited concerning the prospect of getting a recent tackle these data,” says King, “plus I grew up within the 90’s when remixes had been nearly obligatory to an artist’s catalogue. It has been tremendous enjoyable listening to how these gifted artists interpret the music in methods I would not have imagined.” ‘Cannot Maintain Me,’ like most of Emily’s songs, is such a powerfully visible track,” says Machinedrum. “This sense of independence that the lyrics evoke impressed me to make a celebratory model of the track.” Take heed to “Cannot Maintain Me (Machinedrum Remix” HERE.

Change of Surroundings: Remix EP, due out October 11 on ATO Information, options further remixes by Taylor McFerrin, Wantigga, King Britt, and Wynne Bennett’s beforehand launched remix of “Forgiveness.”

Since its launch in February, Surroundings has obtained crucial reward throughout the board for its glowing R&B sound and delicate, emotive vocals. Kinda like Liza Minelli doing neo dance pop. Test ‘Can’t Maintain Me’ stay

King additionally co-wrote and contributed vocals to “If I Cannot Have You,” a monitor on Sara Bareilles’ newest file Amidst the Chaos. She is going to cap off her unimaginable 2019 opening Bareilles’ large U.S. area tour, which kicks off October 5 in Detroit.

Emily King on Tour with Sara Bareilles:
10/11: Agganis Area – Boston, MA
10/12: Mohegan Solar Area – Uncasville, CT
10/13: Madison Sq. Backyard – New York, NY
10/15: United Middle – Chicago, IL
10/16: Xcel Power Middle – St. Paul, MN
10/18: Pepsi Middle – Denver, CO
10/19: Maverik Middle – West Valley Metropolis, UT
10/22: WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
10/24: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
10/26: Chase Middle – San Francisco, CA
10/27: Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA
10/29: Cal Coast Credit score Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA
10/30: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/01: Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle – Las Vegas, NV
11/02: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
11/11: Good Monetary Centre – Sugar Land, TX
11/12: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Manufacturing facility – Irving, TX
11/15: UPMC Occasions Middle – Moon Township, PA

Sultans of String Ifrah Mansour
Sultans of String Ifrah Mansour

Multi-award successful, New York Occasions and Billboard Journal charting — Canadian world music collective Sultans of String ship to the world stage their highly effective, evocative new single “I Am A Refugee” — out there now.

That includes esteemed poet, multimedia artist, and Somali refugee Ifrah Mansour, the attractive and heart-gripping monitor is an element of a bigger cross-collaboration launch, Refuge. Set for Spring 2020, this their seventh and most historic album options skills that arrived to Canada and the U.S. as immigrants and refugees — a lot of whom are Grammy and Juno Award winners.

“Every one in every of us on the earth has a exceptional story to inform…” says Sultans of String co-founder, Chris McKhool. It’s his daring, fiery fiddle, melded seamlessly with founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook dinner) rumba rhythm, that lead the group’s distinctly signature sound.

Added to this wealthy basis are bass grasp Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk), guitar wizard Eddie Paton and Cuban percussion grasp Rosendo Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba). Collectively, their musical synergy strikes inimitable chords, explaining their three JUNO Award nominations, and 4 Canadian People Music Awards.

“We’re excited to share the fantastic thing about these collaborations that function particular company from First Nations, Turkey, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Greece, Syria, Mexico, Portugal, Cuba, and Sudan.This can be a challenge that’s centered across the constructive contributions of refugees and new immigrants,”McKhool presents, recalling his personal grandfather who stowed away on a Lebanese ship sure for North America a century in the past. “We’re bringing in particular company which might be newcomers to this land, in addition to world skills which were ambassadors for peace. We want to have fun the successes of those that make the journey right here, and convey their extraordinary skills with them. We hope the sorts of conversations we will have as musicians can present a mannequin for peace that our flesh pressers and residents discover inspiration from.”

For her half, Mansour’s tireless work and advocacy complement the mission.

“I wrote the poem for me, for my group, and for these craving for change or to deepen their empathy,” Mansour particulars. “I wrote it as a result of I used to be so annoyed with so many individuals sending me emails, and asking what I thought of (the USA) journey ban.

“Loads of occasions, these which might be surviving are busy surviving… It is rather arduous for them to voice their ache. People who have an oz of empathy, and which have skilled one thing related, have that accountability to share. Writing the poem was a option to unleash some ache that I may title lastly.”

Mansour now lives among the many largest Somali diaspora group America. Now 30, she notes she hasn’t adopted the ‘Somali immigrant path’ that she — or anybody else — anticipated. “I used to be doing what everybody was doing, which was ‘go to varsity and search a level that may financially stabilize you and your prolonged household,’” she says. “I used to be on-track for ‘elementary ed’ and my life was set… I used to be going to be the ‘excellent kindergarten instructor.’”

It was then she found her penchant and keenness for efficiency and artistry.

“Loads of occasions, you will have the ‘feeling,’ however you don’t have the phrases,” she says. “I really feel like, as an artist, I’ve these phrases…

“An artist’s job is to attract that hope, particularly in a time of deep hopelessness. There is a rise of refugees all over the world… A rise in homelessness… There’s a deep want for individuals to listen to a message of hope, but in addition a message of ache.”

“I Am A Refugee” is out there now. Refuge is ready for launch Spring 2020.

Sultans Of String/Ifrah Mansour on Tour
November 8 @ OMEA Showcase, Toronto ON
November 23 @ Fergus Grand Theatre, Fergus ON
November 28 @ Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff AB
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitor Rebecca Campbell
November 29 @ Fish Creek Live shows, Calgary AB
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitor Rebecca Campbell
November 30 @ Pageant Place, Sherwood Park AB
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitor Rebecca Campbell
December 1 @ Beneath the Arch Live shows, Turner Valley AB
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitor Rebecca Campbell
December 5 @ Wolf Efficiency Corridor, London ON
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitor Rebecca Campbell
December 6 @ Dwell Wire Music, Kingston ON
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitors Rebecca Campbell & Lynn Miles
December 8 @ Live performance Corridor at Victoria Corridor, Coburg ON
Christmas Caravan
December 13 @ Sanderson Centre, Brantford ON
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitors Rebecca Campbell, Donné Roberts & Ken Whiteley
December 14 @ Oakville Performing Arts Centre
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitors Rebecca Campbell, Lynn Miles, Donné Roberts & Ken Whiteley
December 15 @ Kingston Street Village Live performance Sequence
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitors Rebecca Campbell, Lynn Miles, Donné Roberts & Tamar Ilana
December 19 @ Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa ON
Christmas Caravan w/ Visitors Rebecca Campbell, Lynn Miles, Kellylee Evans & Kristine St-Pierre

Rising indie-pop El Lay glam boy Gavin Haley is saying the pre-order for his debut EP Lengthy Recreation, set for launch October 18th by way of Purple Bull Information. The EP will embrace previous singles “The Approach I Am (feat Ella Vos)” and “Present Me,” in addition to the ultimate pre-release single and title monitor, “Lengthy Recreation,” out there on streaming platforms at this time.

Marked by minimalist manufacturing, hovering pop vocals, and deeply intimate lyricism, the title monitor is a honest, soul-baring love track full of a permanent sense of hope. “This one is particular to me,” Haley explains, “‘Lengthy Recreation’ helped me by means of quite a bit. I’ve listened to this track crying & I’ve head-bopped to it on one other day. It’s going to be a constructive power and I actually consider that.”

Knowledgeable by his clear-eyed musings on human interplay, the 22-year-old Los Angeles-singer/songwriter brings a genre-bending method to pop. The previous pro-cyclist-turned-artist pairs a plethora of latest influences with introspective lyrics, crafting sonic narratives that really feel accessible in any respect ranges. “My music will make you are feeling good,” he explains merely. He’s not fallacious.

Hear To “Lengthy Recreation” Single

Gavin Haley On Tour
* all dates supporting Ashe
10/12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/17 – San Diego, CA – HOB Voodoo Room
10/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Insurgent Lounge
10/21- Dallas, TX – HOB Cambridge Room
10/22 – Houston, TX – HOB Peacock Room
10/23 Austin, TX – Parish

Broken Social Scene Photo  Credit Richmond Lam
Damaged Social Scene
Photograph  Credit score Richmond Lam

Not carried out but. Damaged Social Scene have shared the psychedelic official video for his or her anthemic single “Can’t Discover My Coronary heart.” Directed by Josh Usheroff, the visually-captivating video options an limitless vortex of efficiency footage run by means of a collection of fashion transfers and surreal synthetic intelligence-created textures. This cutting-edge method was developed in collaboration with Alex Mordvintsev, a pioneer in neural community generated visuals and creator of Google’s Deep Dream.

“I’m fascinated by the modifications that AI and machine studying are bringing to all features of our tradition. I needed to see how this know-how was being utilized in extra artistic disciplines,” explains Usheroff. “I began researching generative artwork and got here throughout a video by Alex Mordvintsev. The video featured a collection of nonetheless photos zooming and remodeling into each other. The outcomes had been mesmerizing.”

Usheroff approached Mordvintsev about creating an analogous impact with video as an alternative of stills and the idea was set. Damaged Social Scene linked with Usheroff and his artistic therapy by means of Genero, a artistic platform that connects artists with a community of administrators and filmmakers.

“We captured the efficiency visuals in Montreal only a few hours earlier than the band’s live performance. My artistic associate, Ben Goloff, sequenced the performances and utilized fashion transfers to present the pictures a surreal and nearly painterly aesthetic. We then despatched the information to Alex to work his Deep Dream magic.”

Alex describes the technical course of as follows: “The video impact is predicated on combining neural inventive fashion switch with a zooming suggestions loop. I regularly inject every new video clip into the combination, whereas concurrently steering the worldwide picture fashion. Every video section is a continuation of the earlier, so I could not generate all of them in parallel. Thus, I made a decision to make use of “quick” feed-forward model of fashion switch to have the ability to iterate shortly on the sequence, incorporating the suggestions I used to be offered from Josh and Ben.”

In 2017, after a 7 12 months hiatus, Damaged Social Scene launched Hug Of Thunder bringing collectively all 17 authentic members together with Feist and Metric’s Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw. The critically-acclaimed album noticed the collective exploring new floor whereas sustaining the dynamics which have made Damaged Social Scene one of the crucial beloved indie bands in Canada.

Pledging to taking much less break day between albums, the band adopted Hug Of Thunder with two 5-song EPs in 2019 titled Let’s Attempt The After Vol 1 & 2. The EPs had been extremely praised in lots of quarters however didn’t actually influence in the best way that was anticipated.

“The theme is to proceed,” says BSS co-founder Kevin Drew. “Illness, suicide, uprise, love, loss of life, betrayal, harm, pleasure, intercourse, communication, battles and divisions … Let’s simply get to their after and begin constructing once more.”

The crew have taken the challenge on the street, making sporadic stops within the US. In November, they play a pair of dates in Mexico.

BSS On Tour
November 16th – Mexico Metropolis, Mexico – Corona Capital
November 17th Damaged Social Scene with Keane, Bloc Occasion, and 19 others
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico Metropolis, Mexico

Alex Cuba
Alex Cuba

The spark of creation is a uncommon and particular second. That’s Alex Cuba’s favorite a part of music-making: when inspiration strikes at three AM, stepping out into the little studio in his storage, turning on the heater (he’s made a house within the far north of British Columbia, removed from the Cuba of his start), and being alone with a brand new musical concept. His new album, Chic, is all about “capturing that magic, whereas it’s nonetheless sizzling,” as Alex says, “in that second of upper reality” (out on Caracol Information).

Cuba needed to seek out simply the suitable title for this new challenge. It needed to ring a bell along with his Spanish- and English-speaking listeners. It needed to mirror the best way he’s been distilling the Alex Cuba sound right down to its pure essence. “Someday I used to be listening to the masters, having a espresso and unexpectedly the phrase crosses my thoughts: “Chic,” he recollects. In Spanish, English, and even French, that title captures Alex’s aim: to seek out the spirit on the coronary heart of his music, leaving out the whole lot that doesn’t have to be there.

What’s left is that sound that brings collectively Afro-Latin influences into one distinctive voice, the sound that has already received him Latin Grammys, Junos, and three Grammy nominations. It’s purely Alex Cuba, with lotsa house for Alex’s signature duets with artists each well-known and about to interrupt out.

The album’s first video, for single “Yo No Sé,” offers visible expression to the method: Alex performs all of the roles, from a grizzled bass participant laying down a driving groove, to a beanie-wearing percussionist, to a trio of singers harmonizing syncopated staccato rhymes. “I recorded a vocal information whereas I used to be arranging within the studio. It sounded a lot like a bandleader telling the band what to do, the video concept was born proper there. I knew it needed to be the primary single.”

Digging deep into his important sound requires a sure maturity and honesty. As Alex’s musical profession has progressed, he’s realized his strengths. “For years I used to be a rocker, a cool man, however I do know that my voice calls individuals to mirror on their very own lives. The songs that stick with persons are those that carry peace and calm, so I needed to embrace that and be utterly bare and intimate.”

Acoustic music simply goes with my soul,” he explains. “I’m not in opposition to synths and electronics, however I’m not excited about simply making a giant noise and getting individuals to bounce. I needed the songs on this album to have some respiratory house. I counsel issues, depart issues at a subliminal stage. Each hear will let you know one thing else.”

Alex could also be targeted on his personal sound and songwriting, however he nonetheless relishes collaborating with different artists. Duets with Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado had been instrumental in his profession. This time round, Alex pairs his voice with a few of Cuba’s brightest lights: Pablo Milanés, a founding father of the Nueva Trova sound; Omara Portuondo, the vocalist of the legendary Buena Vista Social Membership; and singer-songwriter Kelvis Ochoa, the Cuban vibes king. “This album has an important duets of my profession,” Alex says. “Pablo formed my era in Cuba. I listened to his music nearly each day of my life, so recording “Hoy Como Ayer” is a dream come true”.

Alex recorded Chic in Canada and Cuba, the locations he calls house, and likewise in Mexico and Spain. Chic is graced by duets with artists in Mexico Metropolis’s music scene, each celebrity Leonel García (one half of the duo Sin Bandera) and up-and-comers Silvana Estrada and Alex Ferreira. These songs got here out of spontaneous collaboration, capturing concepts and feelings by bouncing concepts round collectively. “It’s a fantastic factor to share,” Alex muses. “Once you do it with the suitable individuals who assume and really feel alike, it’s an empowering factor to do. It’s such as you broaden your musical universe.”

From the pensive heartbreak of “De Los Dos” to the insistent groove of “Yo No Sé,” from the frenetic “Ciudad Hembra (La Habana)” to the simple optimism of “Dividido,” Chic sees Alex Cuba pull off two simultaneous feats: honing his sound right down to a pointy edge whereas increasing his musical universe.

Alex Cuba on Tour
Nov. 6 – Vancouver, Kay Meek Theatre
Nov 7 – Kamloops, CJs
Nov 8 – Penticton, Dream Cafe
Nov 9 – Rossland, Flying Steam-shovel
Nov 13 – Canmore, Neighborhood Café
Nov 14 – Purple Deer, Bo’s
Nov 15 – Calgary, Pageant Corridor
Nov 16 – Edmonton, Pageant Place
Nov 19 – Saskatoon, The Basement
Nov 22 – Winnipeg, West Finish Cultural Centre
Nov 23 – Regina, Artesian

Laila Biali
Laila Biali

BITS’N’PIECES….Multi-award successful Canadian singer-songwriter/pianist, Laila Biali is confirmed for what might be a solidconcert in Streetsville Saturday, October 19. Laila brings her ace band: George Koller, bass, Ben Wittman, drums and William Sperandei, trumpet….Woman’s has been within the studio over the previous few months readying her new recordingfor launch in 2020…..Laila is the favored host of Saturday Evening Jazz which is heard every week on CBC Music…..Additionally performing would be the effectively revered Cawthra Park Secondary College Jazz Lab. Andrew Jones, the division head of Music at Cawthra Park, encourages all to return out and help the music college students and music applications in Mississauga…….Wolf Den is a brand new music collective who discovered that they had been stronger as a pack….Wolf Den is a gaggle of Indigenous artists from numerous backgrounds, born out of an opportunity assembly at a Music Ontario Songwriting Problem for Ontario Indigenous Artists. In August of this 12 months, at Dream Home Studios in Toronto, ON, this collective of devoted artists developed their dynamic pop/reggae/hip hop and R&B debut single ‘So Shut’ The discharge date is Friday, October four and might be out there on Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes and all platforms the place music is streamed or downloaded.

Little Coyote
Little Coyote

“I hope it makes the listener dance and have a very good time, cuz truthfully we acquired actually ‘shut’ making it. And I believe it actually comes by means of” says vocalist Mya Gomez

“So Shut,” engineered by Mike Tompa and written and produced by your entire collective – together with Algonquin singer-songwriter Mya Gomez – the track combines lover’s rock reggae, dub sound results, an electrical guitar paying homage to The Police, and a compelling rap break from Troy Junker within the third verse, to create a totally relaxed and interesting vibe. Whereas pop singer Thea Could spends the verses of the track shimmying as much as some steamy pleasures, “funk soul ‘n’ roll” man Julian Taylor fills the choruses in a extra emotionally craving state.

“This monitor is supposed to open your music peripherals and interact you in a mix of types and genres. “So Shut” creates vibrations from the previous current and future. I need it to encourage individuals to strive new issues and take possibilities. Let the story be what you make it, let it take you on a journey. “Thea Could…….

……After greater than ten years and over 750 concert events, Gallery 345 is closing. One of many sensible musical gems within the metropolis of Toronto, recognized for its nice acoustic, intimacy and eclectic programming, the gallery will strike its closing chords on the finish of 2019…..You probably have by no means attended a live performance there, now could be the time. Over 24 concert events are scheduled between October four and December 15. Identified principally as a piano salon and chamber music venue, the gallery is anchored by a phenomenal live performance grand. The subsequent few months will function many younger pianists and small ensembles performing classical, modern, jazz and improvisation….A full itemizing of all concert events may be discovered at Tickets may be purchased on the door or upfront….Friday, October 18, at 7:30 pm, it’s the classical styling of violinist Mark Fewer & pianist Daniel Jake at Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren, college students $10…….Relationships are available in all types and contexts, however that doesn’t imply they don’t principally harm once they come to an finish. So goes the theme in Toronto-based indie alt pop singer/songwriter Little Coyote and her latest single, “Dig Up My Grave” — out there now…. “It’s about 4 totally different breakups,” she explains of the monitor and its hauntingly lovely video. “All of them occurred in my life final summer time. Though the character of every breakup and relationship was totally different, I discovered a connective theme in every relationship: toxicity….

Mark Fewer Daniel Janke
Mark Fewer Daniel Janke

The monitor lands as a rhythmically-rich balm, soothing however forward-moving — very similar to the sentiment behind the songwriting. “‘Dig Up My Grave’ speaks to not solely shifting on from poisonous relationships, however of wanting extra from the individuals in my life… Individuals with whom I’d not discover a relationship grave and, if we had been to get there, they might combat with me to carry us again.”

Paul James
Paul James

“Dig Up My Grave” is the Canadian indie artist Teagan Johnston’s newest, arriving on the heels of Spring 2019’s “Witness” — her poignant single bearing on her life as a sufferer of home abuse, and its aftermath…..Little Coyote has grow to be recognized for weaving intricately dynamic songs by means of putting lyrical songwriting and detailed piano components. “I try and discover human darkness and the material of desires…With early profession help from the likes of Noisey, Pop Issues, after which some, Little Coyote is recent off a European tour, together with a present at David Lynch’s personal evening membership in Paris, Silencio.……Orillia Jazz Pageant favored Linda Carone’s debut throw down final 12 months a lot, they’ve requested her again to this 12 months’s hoedown. At Fionn MacCool’s 2 Entrance Road North, Orillia…Linda is backed by guitarist Kevin Barrett…Friday October 18 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m….Halloween’s gonna escape early when Paul James takes it to the Midland Cultural Centre Oct. 18. Music at 8-11. Costume to extra.

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Linda Carone  Photo Credit Lenny Stoute
Linda Carone 
Photograph Credit score Lenny Stoute


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