Anna Mayberry from Toronto’s noise-rock band HSY has been busy with her own project, ANAMAI. As ANAMAI, she’s toured and played around North America in support of her self-titled EP on Buzz Records. She has now revealed a ‘chilling’ video for her previously released single, “Altar Coals,” which is lifted from the EP. The video, directed by Eric James Mayer, is a collection of winter footage shot on November 26th 1950 in New York City. Watch the video via YouTube below.
French For Rabbits have announced that their debut LP, “Spirits,” which will be out on October 28 via Lefse. The band has debuted the track Woke Up In A Storm lifted from the LP – take a listen via Soundcloud below.
PS I Love You have released their brand new video for the title track from their latest album, ‘For Those Who Stay’. The video was directed by the amazing Christopher Mills – watch the video via YouTube below.
‘For Those Who Stay’ is available on limited edition clear green vinyl, CD, digital, and cassette here.
Montreal’s Blood And Glass has announced their debut album, “Museum With No Walls,” which will be out on October 21. Blood And Glass create a sound that envelopes you in a dream world, with lush, beautiful swells, crisp sampled sonics, and lyrics that paint images in your brain. Stream first single, Paper Heart, via Bandcamp or watch the live video for In Memory Of A Tree below.
Cut Copy is winding down touring for their latest record “Free Your Mind” and they will be performing in across North America for the remaining dates – see below. To celebrate the tour wrap up, The Miracles Club have done an acid-tinged remix of Meet Me In A House Of Love, which you can listen to or download via Soundcloud below.
Louisville’s avant-garde rock band Xerxes has premiered the title track from their upcoming sophomore record, “Collision Blonde.” Take a listen to the track below via Soundcloud.
The new album will be released by No Sleep Records on October 21st, and fuses the darkness of classic post-punk (The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus) with screaming hardcore vocals. Fans can pre-order “Collision Blonde” now at iTunes (w/instant download of Chestnut Street) and from No Sleep Records at nosleeprecords.com/product/7316.
“I always saw the moments that kind of changed the entire course of my life and my perception of life and love as collisions,” vocalist Calvin Philley told NPR.org. “Love at first sight is as violent as a head-on car wreck, and the not so steady descent out of love is even worse. Love, to me became this bright explosion of blonde hair and soft skin and blue eyes. As painful as it was comforting. It was that very first collision that kind of changed everything. But once the pain outweighed the pleasure, there was no real going back to it. And that was tough to come to terms with. Once things like that leave your life, it’s better to lock the longing away and not even ask for it to come back. So it remains, I won’t remember; you won’t come back.”
Canadian Music Week 2015, the 33rd edition of the music conference and festival will take place May 1-10, 2015 in downtown Toronto. The event has now expanded to 10 days to offer more music, more film, more comedy and a greater live music experience for festival goers. Another change for CMW 2015 is their move to a new conference headquarters at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel located at 123 Queen St. West.
For more information, to register to attend, or apply to speak / play the CMW 2015, visit cmw.net.