THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “GET READY”

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JUNO NOMINATED BC DUO’S APOCALIPSTICK OUT NOW

“Apocalipstick is a sonic triumph” - Exclaim!

“pull off the admirable trick of bringing something new to a famously
tradition-bound genre” - The Georgia Straight

“unique, rootsy, kicked-up soul songs …a fun, psychedelic fuzz” - VUE Weekly

“these guys kill it on this record” - Vancouver Sun

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Today, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, aka Shawn Hall and Matt Rogers, are revealing their new video from award winning director Mike Southworth for “Get Ready” from their latest album, Apocalipstick. The song contrasts soul-drenched singers and a bouncy groove with words of warning for our uncertain times. “Matt's brother Ben Rogers first sang ‘Get Ready’ to us by the piano in the basement of my home,” says Hall. “It was instantly familiar to us and embodied this loose campfire like group vocal thing which carried right into the sessions with the girls. I think the beauty of this song is the impression of hopefulness it leaves you with while layered in a bed of chaos.”

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The BC duo’s latest album, Apocalipstick,  "came together from the desire for companionship, the endless pursuit of tone, the strength and glue of family, and above all, the love and admiration for each other's skills,” claim The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. “Whether it was operating a tape machine with Jedi precision, creating meals that fuelled us, or belting out glass shattering ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’, it was the elbow grease of many individuals that brought this project to life."

Apocalipstick is framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs. The JUNO Award nominated duo of The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, aka Shawn Hall and Matt Rogers, ignite the gritty, blues-rock grooves they have been recognized for by adding drummer John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas) and keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (The Deep Dark Woods) into the melting pot as well as the golden sounds of Dawn Pemberton, Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Ben Rogers, Khari Wendell McClelland, Erik Nielsen, and Ricardo Khayatte. Add equal parts soulful, sweaty vocals, and biting nasty guitar and you have an album perfect for any doomsday date-night.

Hall and Rogers have received considerable recognition in the last few years. Their previous album, A Real Fine Mess, was nominated for a JUNO Award as Blues Album Of The Year, Video of the Year, and Best Blues Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and the duo were also nominated for four Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies in 2013. They’ve also had songs featured on television shows such as the 'The Good Wife', 'Blue Bloods', and the aptly named TV movie 'Lizzie Borden Took An Axe'.

WATCH AND SHARE “FOREVER FOOL” HERE

TOUR DATES
Aug 18 / 19 / 20 - Summerfolk - Owen Sound, ON
Sept 3 - Vancouver Island Blues Bash - Victoria, BC
Sept 14 - TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, NL
Sept 16 - Louisiana - Bristol UK
Sept 17 - Brudnell Social Club - Leeds, UK
Sept 19 - Borderline - London, UK
Sept 22 - Reeperbahn - Hamburg, DE
Sept 23 - Beta - Copenhagen, DN
Sept 26 - Privatclub - Berlin, BE
Oct 3 - Apolo La2 - Barcelona, ES ^
Oct 4 - Ram Club La Rambleta - Valencia, ES ^
Oct 5 - Teatro Circo - Murcia, ES ^

^ with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

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MOON KING SHARES DANCEABLE VIDEO FOR “ORDINARY LOVER” FEAT. NATTY G

HAMTRAMCK ‘16 OUT NOW VIA ARBUTUS RECORDS

WATCH AND SHARE “ORDINARY LOVER” FEAT. NATTY G HERE

LISTEN AND SHARE HAMTRAMCK ‘16 HERE VIA SPOTIFY

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK

"..a perfect distillation of the pop and underground dance vibes the Toronto native picked up on while living in Detroit last year." - self-titled

"...Benjamin’s take on disco is a lovingly crafted homage to the genre." - Pitchfork

"...an exciting foray into lo-fi synth-pop, disco, house, and soul." - Hype Machine

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Today, Moon King (Daniel Benjamin) shares a visual for the alternative-version of single "Ordinary Lover", which features vocals from band-mate Natty G. Following the release of his dance / lo-fi pop tape, Hamtramck '16 on Arbutus Records, Daniel shares, "We hope this video can be a helpful tool in the fight against FOMO - if you feel like you can't make it out the door to the rave or perhaps don't know when your next rave sesh will be, peep this vid for some inspiration, motivation, liberation, and/or perspiration."

Director Bronwyn Ford adds, "...it's inspired by the 1995 Gabber documentary ‘Lola da Musica’. In the documentary, there are scenes of people dancing in front of a white backdrop. As a homage to this, and the classic era of dance music and early music videos, the dancers are shot in front of a similar setting. This simplicity allows the focus to remain on the dancing and music."

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Moon King is the alias of producer, singer and songwriter Daniel Benjamin. Born in Toronto, the musician spent 2016 in Detroit, where the musically fertile and offbeat neighborhood of Hamtramck became both his home and the inspiration for a new set of recordings. Hamtramck '16 documents his arrival into a new and unfamiliar environment combined with a growing obsession for underground dance music, a sound and spirit that has always felt right at home in Detroit. Collaborating with local artists and musicians, and having the freedom to stretch out after several years of constant touring, Daniel put together a completely new band with a sound drawing from dance music's early days, from synthpop, disco and house music up through the more pop-oriented songcraft of the Bee Gees or Prince. Daniel's attention to detail in production, and willingness to break the mold of what he sees as his own potential, have made him an interesting figure to watch. With Hamtramck '16 he has created a lo-fi pop gem that will leave listeners eager to hear what comes next.

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LIVE DATES
08/18 - El Club, DETROIT, MI
09/02 - Schubas, CHICAGO, IL
09/03 - The Bishop, BLOOMINGTON, ID
09/04 - MOTR, CINCINNATI, OH
09/05 - Double Happiness, COLUMBUS, OH
09/06 - Sound Hole, PHILADELPHIA, PA
09/07 - Charlies American Cafe, NORFOLK, VA
09/08 - Silent Barn, BROOKLYN, NY
09/11 - One Caroline, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
09/12 - Bard College, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY
09/13 - House Of Targ, OTTAWA, ON
09/14 - Le Cercle, QUEBEC, QC

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TERRA LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE, VIDEO, AND ALBUM

NEW MISTAKES DUE OCTOBER 13 VIA SONIC UNYON

WATCH “PARADISE” HERE VIA AMERICAN SONGWRITER

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FALL TOUR DATES WITH BRUCE COCKBURN AND
WHITEHORSE BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15

“One of the most dynamic Canadian rockers in the game today.” - CBC Music

“smashing tunes, effortless cool …an honest, no-nonsense roots-pop gem” - Toronto Star

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Terra Lightfoot’s astonishing talent is more obvious than ever with today’s reveal of a new video for the lead single off her forthcoming studio album. “Paradise” premiered this morning on CBC’s q and will be available for streaming and download stores as of today. Lightfoot’s upcoming full-length, New Mistakes, is set for release on October 13 via Sonic Unyon Records with pre-orders available today.

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The “Paradise” video, directed by Dustin Rabin (photographer for Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and director of performance-based videos for Billy Talent), sees its premiere via American Songwriter.

WATCH AND SHARE “PARADISE” HERE VIA YOUTUBE

“‘Paradise’ is about letting go of perfection in love,” says Lightfoot. “It’s not wrestling with the problems and missteps in our relationships but embracing them. I think it's a more realistic way to look at love and it gives me some comfort to know I'm not standing there with rose-coloured glasses on. ’Paradise’ actually started out as a different song called ‘Thunder’ that was a huge hit at our shows. On the last day of tracking the record, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to change the words because I wasn’t happy with all of them, so I set up a pillow fort and a guitar in the tracking room, went to work… and ended up with a new verse melody and completely different lyrics. Gus and Werner liked the new verse so much they said, ‘Okay, now go write a chorus to match that verse’ — and ‘Paradise’ was born!”

Lightfoot’s strengths as a songwriter, vocalist, and performer, memorably showcased on her last studio outing, Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, are even more evident here. With New Mistakes, Lightfoot offers up something rare: the kind of genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer.

Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist’s powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and ferocious six-string virtuosity, it’s an unforgettable outing. From the ground-shaking stomp of “Paradise” and wild-eyed energy of “Pinball King” that open the set to the psychedelic, gospel-tinged album closer “Lonesome Eyes”, the steeltown native’s third studio record distills her masterful talent to its electrifying essence. She has some heavyweight friends along for the ride, too – Jake Clemons of the E Street Band brings a muscular sax solo to “Hold You”, while “Slick Back Kid” gets tangy slide guitar work from guest vocalist Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers.

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Produced by Gus van Go and Werner F, New Mistakes is a heady journey. As poignant as it is rollicking and vulnerable as it is rowdy, it cruises long and sometimes lonesome highways that lead everywhere from brokedown dive bars and endless prairie skies to mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert.

This fall, Lightfoot will add another run of tour dates across Canada supporting Bruce Cockburn and Whitehorse. Full tour dates can be found below. Lightfoot was recently awarded the Canadian Independent Music Association’s prestigious Road Gold certification — an honour reserved for artists who sell at least 25,000 concert tickets within a 12-month period.

TERRA LIGHTFOOT ON TOUR
Aug 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo
Aug 25 - Toronto, ON - Yonge-Dundas Square
Sept 15 - Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival *
Sept 16 - Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium *
Sept 17 - Summerside, PE - Harbourfront Theatre *
Sept 19 - Montréal, QC - Club Soda *
Sept 20 - Québec City, QC - Impérial de Québec *
Sept 21 - Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada *
Sept 22 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre *
Sept 23 - Port Hope, ON - Cultivate Festival
Sept 25 - Peterborough, ON @ Showplace Performance Centre *
Sept 26 - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square *
Sept 27 - Kingston, ON - Grand Theatre *
Sept 29 - London, ON - London Music Hall *
Sept 30 - Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Concert Hall *
Oct 1 -  Allston, MA - Great Scott †
Oct 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s Alright †
Oct 4 - Chicago, IL - Schubas †
Oct 6 - Madison, WI - The Frequency †
Oct 7 - Goshin, IN - Ignition Garage †
Oct 11 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre ‡
Oct 12 - Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre ‡
Oct 13 - Regina, SK - WaWa Shrine Centre ‡
Oct 14 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre ‡
Oct 17 - Lethbridge, AB - Geomatic Attic ‡
Oct 18 - Mission, BC - Clarke Foundation Theatre ‡
Oct 19 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre ‡
Dec 8 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ‡

* Solo, supporting Bruce Cockburn  
† Solo, supporting Whitehorse  
‡ Full band, supporting Whitehorse
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NEW MISTAKES TRACKLIST
01 Paradise
02 Pinball King
03 Ruthless
04 You Get High
05 Stars Over Dakota
06 Norma Gale
07 Hold You (feat Jake Clemons)
08 Slick Back Kid (feat Oliver Wood)
09 Drifter
10 Two Hearts
11 Three In The Morning
12 Lonesome Eyes

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