Jenny Omnichord, “Cities Of Gifts & Ghosts” Album Cover (medium)

Jenny Omnichord

Jenny Omnichord is the solo side-project of 22 year-old Jenny Mitchell, vocalist, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist for Guelph, Ontario’s noted young indie band The Barmitzvah Brothers. “Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts” is her sparkling debut album featuring a stellar cast of support musicians and producers, and is a passionate plea of the merits of the omnichord. In fact, it was the purchase of an omnichord in Jenny’s father’s thrift store 8 years ago that set her along this path, its carnivalesque, slightly Hebraic sounds leading two young gentile girls to pick the somewhat ironic “Barmitzvah Brothers” as the name for their

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Jon-Rae Fletcher

Jon-Rae Fletcher is a Canadian singer-songwriter who grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia. Born the son of a preacher, Jon-Rae sang in his church’s choir by day and fell in love with the music of Kurt Cobain at night. Combining his passion for the sounds of country, gospel, rock and soul. Jon-Rae Fletcher created a unique blend of music, which at times is minimal and soul bearing, and at other times a full-blown-rock-throw-down. Releases Artist Links YouTube Myspace

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Ox

As soon as we hear Mark Browning’s drawling vocals creak on the opening song “Miss Idaho” we instantly know that Ox has delivered an album of stature. Dope-soaked, derelict and wired, “American Lo Fi” features 11 songs that give a nod to Velvet Underground meets Bruce Springsteen, trading New Jersey urban fairground for Pacific interstate moonscape. Ox’s long awaited follow up to the seminal alt-country, indie hybrid classic, ‘Dust Bowl Revival’, fuses weary with vicious, punk with hillbilly, the farmer in the city with the electro-magnetic aura of tape hiss and amp crackle. ”American Lo Fi” was recorded in the

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Picastro

Picastro, an active force in Toronto’s music scene for over 10 years, released their seventh and newest record “Exit” this past June. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Liz Hysen, this latest offering features the talents of her band, cellist Nick Storring, synthesis Matthew Ramalo (Khora), and drummer Germaine Liu.  On the albums’ eight songs, Hysen systematically removes herself from her own stories while playing around with the roles and expectation of the creator as the central voice of their artistic output. While the music still sits in continuity with the bands previous work, Hysen relinquishes her role as singer

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Proof Of Ghosts

The ground is dry and there is no rain in sight. In the heat of the 2003 blackout Proof of Ghosts came to be. On a crowded bar patio by candlelight with the humid haunted black skyline against a still blacker sky Steve Shoe began to sing. That simplified and honest experience slowly grew, out of napkin song ideas and a basement recording session, Proof of Ghosts gradually began to flower, and in 2005 Steve began to perform his new songs live. With a core trio consisting of Steve Shoe (The Electric Shoes), Mike Duffield (The Postage Stamps), and Mike

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The Travelling Band

(weewerk) is ecstatic to announce the Canadian signing of The Travelling Band, from Manchester, UK. (weewerk) will release their EP “The Redemption Of Mr.Tom”, digitally thru Zunior and IODA as well as thru mail order on May 20th. This record was released April 21st in the UK by the band to great response, and is a follow up to their critically acclaimed debut EP “If This Is A Gag, I’m In” and is further proof that their debut album scheduled for a late summer release in Canada and UK will be a corker. No matter what your taste in music,

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Two-Minute Miracles

J. Andrew Magoffin & (weewerk) are extremely proud to announce the release of the new Two-Minute Miracles full-length album, Volume IV – “The Lions Of Love”. It has been four years since their last release but rest assured “The Lions Of Love” has all the loose shingles of Volume I, all the hope and spark of Volume II, and all the complex and beautiful songwriting of Volume III, making it the best Two-Minute Miracles record to date. The Two-Minute Miracles have been creating ragged alt-country and mesmerizing harmonic pop music since the beginning of singer/guitarist Andrew Magoffin’s tape-recording and songwriting

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United Steel Workers Of Montreal

Montreal’s beloved six-piece, the United Steel Workers of Montreal, have wowed audiences from coast to coast with the infectious draw of their unique brand of blue-collar alt-country. A potent mix of blues, jazz, country and swing, The USWM’s live performances are filled out with dry wit, tall tales and some outright lies. Dancing is optional but hard to avoid.  Following in the wake of their critically acclaimed albums, Broken trucks and Bottles and Kerosene & Coal, THREE ON THE TREE sees the band branching out from their earthy, acoustic-country-punk roots to experiment with gospel (Jesus We Sweat), historical ballads (Mary

Great Lake Swimmers / Picastro – European Tour & Split 7″ Single

Great Lake Swimmers & Picastro “Getting To The Heart Of It” with “Where Are You” + “Thursday”Release Date: March 6, 2020 Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers) and Liz Hysen (Picastro) are embarking on a solo acoustic tour as a double bill in Europe in April 2020, to promote their latest releases, The Waves, The Wake (Acoustic), and Exit, respectively. Dekker provides vocal support on Exit, and the two have also recently collaborated on a split 7” record; a double single featuring the new, unreleased tracks Getting To The Heart Of It and Where Are You + Thursday. The physical release

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PICASTRO – EXIT

Picastro, an active force in Toronto’s music scene for over 10 years, released their seventh and newest record “Exit” this past June. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Liz Hysen, this latest offering features the talents of her band, cellist Nick Storring, synthesis Matthew Ramalo (Khora), and drummer Germaine Liu.  On the albums’ eight songs, Hysen systematically removes herself from her own stories while playing around with the roles and expectation of the creator as the central voice of their artistic output. While the music still sits in continuity with the bands previous work, Hysen relinquishes her role as singer