LYDIA AINSWORTH SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “OPEN DOORS”

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ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, DARLING OF THE AFTERGLOW, OUT NOW VIA ARBUTUS RECORDS

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“...captivating, cinematic pop...” - NPR Music

“[Lydia Ainsworth] crafts mighty compositions that fuse electronic pop with string arrangements and darker, more ambient forces...” - The New Yorker

“[On Darling of the Afterglow] she sharpens her pop skills and back-breaking beats while still holding onto the orchestral flourishes that make her music truly soar.” - Stereogum

“Synths, twisted pitches, and invigorating hooks back up Lydia Ainsworth's perfect voice on ‘Into The Blue,’ an utterly entrancing folk-electronic hybrid.” - The FADER

“...easily her biggest and most dynamic release so far.” - FACT Mag

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Toronto-based artist, composer, and producer Lydia Ainsworth has shared a new video for her song “Open Doors”, which was filmed while on tour in Japan earlier this year and choreographed by Kiki Cat. It premiered this morning via The Fader who said the “eerie, cinematic...” video was “beautifully done...”. The surreal, stunning video was directed by Xavier Girard Lachaine, who worked in close collaboration with Ainsworth on concept and execution. The song is taken from her latest album Darling Of The Afterglow, out now on Arbutus Records.

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Ainsworth has said of making the video, “It was a dream come true to perform my album Darling Of The Afterglow in Japan this past summer. Through the mountains in Matsumoto and bridges floating over turquoise sparkling water from Okayama to Kochi, I ended my tour in kinetic Tokyo. We shot the video in a nature reserve just outside the city called Jogashima Park. Spending the day in such immense nature with the most wonderful talented people was such a magical end to what I hope is my first of many trips to Japan.”

Darling Of The Afterglow is Lydia Ainsworth’s sophomore record and follow up to the JUNO Award nominated and critically acclaimed Right From Real (2014). The album features a team of local Toronto musicians, woven into Ainsworth’s programming, samples and string arrangements. “I usually have to be out of my element to get that spark of inspiration,” she says of songwriting. The songs on Darling Of The Afterglow were all begun away from home, before being brought to fruition in her hometown.

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Mixing yearning pop with other-worldly synthetic sounds, plush classical settings and weird-gothic R&B influences, Lydia Ainsworth’s new album is a richly imagined, richly felt work of future-pop classicism – an album of intimate emotions projected in heightened widescreen. The stunning, 11-track Darling Of The Afterglow – from the lush lullaby of “Afterglow”, to the immersive “Into The Blue”, to the masterful cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” – showcases a great leap forward from Right From Real’s already prodigious experi-pop riches.

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LYDIA AINSWORTH ON TOUR
Dec 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg (more info)

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AUSTRA SHARE FUTURE POLITICS B-SIDE

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AUSTRA WRAPS SUCCESSFUL YEAR WITH HOMETOWN SHOW IN TORONTO ON DEC 14

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“[Future Politics is] as catchy as it is affecting, driven by Stelmanis’ crystalline vocals and intricate synth work.” - NYLON

“It’s music to be escaped into, whether on dance floors or alone somewhere…” - Pitchfork

“...a bracing, coolly tuneful vision of tomorrow that refuses to submit to inertia. In an era when simply resisting dystopia can seem idealistic, Future Politics dares to hope big.” - NPR Music

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In January of this year, Austra released Future Politics, the critically lauded fourth album from the Canadian synth-pop group. Before the year is out, Austra have one more track to share, “Change The Paradigm”, a Future Politics B-side.

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Singer Katie Stelmanis on “Change The Paradigm”:

“I wish Change the Paradigm had made it onto the record because it directly embodies what I wanted to express on Future Politics - that the most powerful tool we possess for creating a better world is our own imagination.

Future Politics was written in a much different climate than what we have today. It's been difficult to stay positive, but for me the possibility of what lies ahead is not only a weapon of potential, but a source of comfort and faith. We have to believe in the future and our own power to invent it now more than ever!”

To wrap up the year, Austra are playing one final show in their hometown Toronto at the Velvet Underground this Thursday, December 14. Tickets are on sale and available for purchase here.

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MORE PRAISE FOR FUTURE POLITICS

“it's her most personal, political and confident album to date — not to mention a stunning show of optimism in the face of certain doom.” - CLRVYNT

“...Austra's music offers hope for a better tomorrow.” - Lenny Letter

“There’s always been this intimate urgency to Katie Stelmanis’ voice. When her operatic gift to hit multiple notes with a single word fuses with Austra’s icy darkwave production, warmth imposes itself on the sterile and her human prowess refuses to be buried in the mix.” - New York Observer

“Austra’s third full-length, Future Politics, lives up to its name, setting ruminations on religion and economic disparity to dark, propulsive beats.” - OUT

“...an exciting talent.” - People Magazine

“[Austra] has always communicated — stylistically and thematically — that it takes a thoughtful, but no less compelling, approach to dance music and pop.” - The FADER

"the record is built for both dancefloors and headphones, with galvanizing, minimalist beats and contemplative, piercing lyrics." - THUMP

Future Politics is available for purchase now on vinyl, CD, and digital download. Get it here: Dom Mart / iTunes

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MOBY RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND NOTHING HURT RELEASED MARCH 2, 2018 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

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Moby has released a new single and video for “Like A Motherless Child”, from his forthcoming album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt. Featuring LA-based soulstress Raquel Rodriguez, “Like a Motherless Child” is a re-work of the well-known spiritual, with its origins in the slavery of the American South. The track describes the void left when one feels separated from a parent, higher power or similar guiding force. Over the years this powerful song has been reinterpreted by the likes of Odetta, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, and Van Morrison.

The album will be released on March 2, 2018 via Arts & Crafts.

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The album is a glowing tapestry exploring spirituality, individuality and the brokenness of humanity and finds him returning to his orchestral, soul, trip-hop and gospel roots.

Moby has curated a playlist of artists that influenced the recording of Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt. This playlist, on Spotify and YouTube, will also be the first place fans can hear new Moby music. Listen and subscribe here on Spotify and YouTube.

Physical formats of Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt include a gatefold-housed double LP edition and a 6-panel CD digipack edition.

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Moby will be bring the album to life with live shows. Details to be announced.

During 2016, Moby released the critically-acclaimed Porcelain: A Memoir that traces his rise to international stardom. When he’s not recording music, Moby continues to champion animal rights and sustainability via his activism and vegan restaurant Little Pine.

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EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND NOTHING HURT TRACKLIST
Mere Anarchy
The Waste of Suns
Like a Motherless Child
The Last of Goodbyes
The Ceremony of Innocence
The Tired and The Hurt
Welcome to Hard Times
The Sorrow Tree
Falling Rain and Light
The Middle is Gone
This Wild Darkness
A Dark Cloud is Coming


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