AUSTRA’S ‘OLYMPIA’ OUT TODAY!
Austra’s amazing sophmore release, Olympia, is out today! The new album is already getting rave reviews across the board. This week you can stream the full album on CBC Music.
“Olympia is an album concerned with both surrender and release, with accepting the pain that comes with romantic failure while at the same time yearning for the transcendence that comes from dancing through that pain.”
- The Globe and Mail gives Olympia 4/4 stars
The blue splatter Olympia vinyl is now sold out! But don’t worry, the second pressing on limited edition *BLUE HAZE* double vinyl is now available for pre-order.
Elliott BROOD are set to mark the band’s ten year anniversary with a tour of Western Canada and vinyl re-issue of their debut recording Tin Type on Paper Bag Records. Tin Type will be remastered on vinyl featuring three bonus tracks. The original EP quickly became a critical success due to popularity of the songs “Oh Alberta” and “Cadillac Dust”.
Pre-order the Tin Type EP to get your album signed and hand-numbered by the band!
In the spirit of their humble beginnings, Elliott BROOD will embark on the “Electro-Spective Tour” this fall, focusing on the smaller Western Canada markets and more intimate venues that helped break the band a decade ago. Two of the dates will be secret shows, city and venue announced just prior to show date, with tickets only available through the band’s website, elliottbrood.com.
June 7th, 2013 - Westfest, Ottawa, ON
June 9th, 2013 - Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor, ON
June 29th, 2013 - Harbourfront, Toronto, ON
July 25-28th, 2013 - Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary, AB
July 28th, 2013 - Interstellar Rodea at the Heritage Amphitheatre, Edmonton, AB
August 31st, 2013 - Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
September 12th, 2013 - Townehouse, Sudbury, ON
September 13th, 2013 - Loplop Lounge & Gallery, Sault Ste Marie, ON
September 14th, 2013 - Crocks, Thunder Bay, ON
September 25th, 2013 - Habitat, Kelowna, BC
September 26th, 2013 - Garibaldi Lift Company, Whistler, BC
September 27th, 2013 - Waverley Hotel, Cumberland, BC
September 28th, 2013 - The Queens, Nanaimo, BC
October 1st, 2013 - The Blue Grotto, Kamloops, BC
AUSTRA PREMIERE NEW SINGLE ‘PAINFUL LIKE’!
Following the release of lead single ‘Home,’ we are excited to share the new single ‘Painful Like’ from Austra’s forthcoming album Olympia out June 18 in Canada on Paper Bag Records.
“‘Painful Like’ makes organic bedfellows of Austra’s signature, shadowy goth and minimal Detroit techno’s subtle bubbling synth. Mix in the charisma of Katie’s operatic vocals and some gorgeously ethereal background chorus harmonies from the band’s resident sirens, and you have a second strong reason to be excited for Olympia” - Stereogum
Listen to ‘Painful Like’ below.
VERY SPECIAL AUSTRA 12″ ‘HOME’ VINYL!
Including two brand new remixes!
As we approach the June 18th release of Austra’s sophmore album Olympia, we’re excited to announce a very special opportunity for you to purchase the Home 12″ vinyl record. This very limited edition record is available August 6th and will include a radio edit of the new single as well as remixes by Ital and Kevin Saunderson.
Check out the Kevin Saunderson remix of ‘Home’ below.
Pre-order the Home 12″ here.
Home (Kevin Saunderson and the House of Virus Detroit Darkness Remix)
Home (Ital’s Immersion Mix) II
Home (Radio Edit)
We are very proud to announce our latest signing here at Paper Bag Records: DIANA. The band is Toronto’s Joseph Shabason, Kieran Adams, and Carmen Elle (Paul Mathew has since joined to round out the live show). You’ll recognize members from Canadian bands such as The Hidden Cameras, Army Girls, Destroyer, and Bonjay. DIANA’s first full-length album of original music, their debut, Perpetual Surrender, will be released on August 20th, 2013 in Canada.
“Now’s the time for believing..” begins the chorus of “Born Again,” the first single from DIANA. The video was directed by Geoffrey Pugen and debuted today at Gorilla Vs. Bear. Click here or below to watch “Born Again.”
The band will be going to the UK next week for a short tour and will be supporting Austra in North America late this summer. Check out the tour dates below!
1. Foreign Installation
2. That Feeling
3. Perpetual Surrender
4. Strange Attraction
6. Born Again
7. New House
DIANA Tour Dates:
May 16 – Brighton, The Great Escape @ Green Door Store
May 18 – Brighton, The Great Escape @ Digital
May 20 – London @ Cargo
May 21 – London @ Madame Jojo’s
May 22 – London @ Shacklewell Arms
May 23 – Paris @ La Fleche d’Or
June 13 – Toronto @ Horseshoe Tavern for NXNE
July 6 – Toronto @ Downsview Park w/ Tegan & Sara
August 10 – Kingston @ Wolf Island Festival
August 30 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
August 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
September 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
September 4 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
September 5 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW
September 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
September 12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
September 13 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
September 14 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
September 15 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
September 17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
September 18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
September 19 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
September 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
September 22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
September 24 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Give the full album a listen before buying by clicking on the album cover below.
To compliment today’s album release, Pitchfork premiered the creepy new video for single ‘Pretty Boy’. Check out the video below.
After months of eager anticipation, Born Ruffians’ third full length album, Birthmarks, is out today!
Exclaim! has given Birthmarks an 8/10, saying: “The extra time and effort put into Birthmarks has resulted not just in the band’s best album, but one that demonstrates they’ve reached next-level status.”
While the hot pink vinyl is already sold out, pre-orders have now begun for the *BRIGHT ORANGE* Birthmarks vinyl that will be available at the end of May. You can also get your CD or digital copy of the album today!Purchase Birthmarks on the Paper Bag Records online store.
Our friends over at Exclaim! have been showing a lot of love for Born Ruffians lately. Not only did they give Birthmarks an 8/10, they’ve also featured the band on the cover of their May issue AND debuted a series of hilarious behind-the-scenes videos.
We’re just one week away from the release of Young Galaxy’s new album, Ultramarine. You can stream the full album one week early over at Pitchfork starting today! ‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Fall For You’, and ‘New Summer’ were just hints of what this dreamy album has in store. Stream Ultramarine here.
PLUS it has just been announced that Young Galaxy will be playing Decibel Festival in Seattle this coming September. Grab your tickets to this electronic festival now! Don’t forget – Young Galaxy is heading to Europe next month and will be playing a series of shows with CHVRCHES! Get your tickets to see Young Galaxy here.
YOUNG GALAXY’S ‘ULTRAMARINE’ PRE-ORDERS!
Hey Canadian Young Galaxy fans! Did you know that you can get Ultramarine one week early exclusively on iTunes? It’s true! The album is also available for pre-order through iTunes for the rest of the world.
Get Ultramarine on iTunes here.
The white limited edition vinyl for Ultramarine is now sold out! BUT you can still pre-order the new Young Galaxy album on signed CD on the Paper Bag Records online store.
Sally Shapiro’s new video for ‘If It Doesn’t Rain’ premiered on Idolator off the new album Somewhere Else. Director Iris Beatrix compiled footage of a Czech cartoon from 1953 to go along with the poppy sounds of the track. Watch below!
We are mere weeks away from the release of Ultramarine and now Young Galaxy has brought you the third single off the album. Gorilla vs. Bear premiered ‘New Summer‘ saying it has “… a flawless, uplifting, universal chorus that makes ‘New Summer‘ one of our favorite things they’ve ever done.”
Pitchfork says, “Catherine McCandless’ aching voice evokes a restless feeling of anomie for the young and beautiful, imparting misty snippets of melodrama with a convicted focus…”
Today Dummy premiered the Doldrums remix of the track saying, “Doldrums flips the light-voiced original into a gritty, gear-grinding electro track, adding some thundering breaks and two actual ‘drops’. It sounds like a fax machine on its last legs, in the best way possible.”
‘New Summer’ is now available on iTunes worldwide, including the Doldrums remix. Purchase the single here and listen to the track below.
Ultramarine is now available for pre-order on CD and limited edition 180 gram white vinyl (w/ CD included). As a special bonus, all pre-orders will be signed by the band! Don’t miss out on the Ultramarine CD and vinyl bundles that come with a limited edition Ultramarine t-shirt.
Be sure to listen to the other singles ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘Fall For You’ below.
Young Galaxy are also excited to be heading out on tour in Europe, including a series of shows in Germany with CHVRCHES. Check out the dates below and grab your tickets here.10 May Paris – Escape B
11 May Köln – Gebäude 9*
12 May Munich – Ampere*
14 May Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich*
15 May Berlin – Lido*
16 May Frankfurt – Zoom 500*
18 May Amsterdam – Indiestadt Festival @ Paradiso
20 May London – Birthdays
22 May Copenhagen – Beta
23 May Linkoping – Herrgårn
24 May Oslo – Blå
25 May Gothenburg – Knarrholmen Festival 31 May – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace 8 June – Montreal, QC @ Société Des Arts Technologiques *w/ CHVRCHES