TEI SHI ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES

DEBUT ALBUM CRAWL SPACE OUT NOW VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 26

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"Unmistakable and appealing confidence." Pitchfork

"A beacon of melancholia's painful beauty. Inescapable." Stereogum

"Elegant, elegiac, and sensual." Noisey

“Her gorgeous voice projects confidently as she explores deep yet relatable autobiographical themes, while her instrumentals deconstruct pop and R&B like a more polished Evy Jane or a less eccentric Grimes.” Georgia Straight

"Soft-hued indie pop with dangerously sharp corners." FADER

“Utterly shattering the expectations of a first release, this nearly perfect album brings the pop revelation you didn’t know you needed, with more clever tricks and memorable moments than many late career releases.” Northern Transmissions

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Tei Shi has been non stop since releasing her critically acclaimed debut album this spring via Arts & Crafts, touring and wowing crowds around the world with her distinctly sensual brand of R&B pop. The New York Times recently included her in their "30 Under 30" special, Billboard named Crawl Space as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far, and The New Yorker also featured her, writing, "The spindly compositions that Valerie Teicher records as Tei Shi are fierce in their modesty, making spare use of whispered high notes and loud screams." Tei Shi will be hitting the road later this year for her first cross Canada tour, all dates are listed below.

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Crawl Space was written and recorded over a year and a half, the album traces a much wider arc, from Tei Shi's earliest musical explorations to this, her first long player. Growth is never easy, though, and if the title makes the process sound difficult, even claustrophobic, that's because it was. In fact, there is a palpable physicality surrounding this record, and it reveals itself everywhere: from the album's song titles - “Keep Running,” “Lift Me” – to its rhythms, to its astonishing cover art. Constant motion is a fact of life. A real, physical crawl space fits only one person and demands that person move forward, out and through it. Tei Shi's debut evokes that feeling and the experience of centering oneself, changing focus.

Born in Buenos Aires, Valerie Teicher (aka Tei Shi) spent her childhood in Argentina and Colombia before moving to Vancouver and Montreal, cultivating a strong artistic sensibility from a young age. During her studies at Massachusetts' Berklee College of Music she began to realize her full potential as a performer, and by the time she moved to New York City after graduation, the Tei Shi project was born.

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TEI SHI TOUR DATES
9/8/2017 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
9/9/2017 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
9/10/2017 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
9/12/2017 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
9/13/2017 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
9/14/2017 - Austin, TX - Stubb's JR
9/16/2017 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
9/17/2017 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
9/19/2017 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
9/20/2017 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/22/2017 - Philadelphia, PA - Foundry @ Fillmore
9/23/2017 - Ithaca, NY - Cayuga Sound Festival
9/24/2017 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo
9/26/2017 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
9/27/2017 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus
9/28/2017 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club

9/29/2017 - Detroit, MI - El Club
9/30/2017 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
10/3/2017 - Minneapolis, WI - 7th StreetEntry
10/4/2017 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park
10/5/2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
10/6/2017 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle
10/7/2017 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
10/11/2017 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
10/12/2017 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore

10/14/2017 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
10/15/2017 - Portland, OR - Holocene
10/17/2017 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
10/18/2017 - Santa Barbara, CA - SOHO Music Club
10/20/2017 - Los Angeles, CA - Popshop @ Echoplex
10/21/2017 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/23/2017 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/24/2017 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

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"Tei Shi may have been a long time coming, but "Keep Running" feels like the debut of an artist properly establishing her musical identity with plenty of potential for success." - V Magazine

"Prepare your roommates for the impromptu karaoke sessions you'll be having to this song all year long." - Cosmopolitan (25 Albums to Obsess Over in 2017)

"Shimmering vocals, pulsing basslines, sultry synths and a vulnerable-yet-cool-girl
attitude"  - PAPER

"'Crawl Space' draws the focus in on Tei Shi's compelling and sultry vocals like never
before"  - Clash Magazine

"Tei Shi's acrobatic vocals shine once again on "How Far,"... The track - which pairs gut-wrenching lyrics like "If it pleases you to see me struggle/ I will" with dreamy guitars and buzzing production - explores the thin line between love and destruction.
And it'll stick with you."  - FADER

""Keep Running," a silky slip of R&B pop, a little Jesse Ware, a little Solange. The video, directed by Agostina Gálvez, which you can watch below, features the Colombian-born singer back to brunette, in various satiny numbers, curving her body with the sensual ease with which she delivers her melodies." - Noisey

"Fluttering above light, synth-driven production, the singer's sunny vocals shine, asserting herself as both a prolific producer and acrobatic vocalist."
- Out Magazine (Women In Power-Pop: 50 Musicians Taking Over)

"Teicher's breathy soprano vocals steal the show; Aaliyah-like, they're the strongest
instrument on the album." - BUST
 

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JOHN MURRY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ALBUM

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER JOHN MURRY FOLLOWS UP HIS “MASTERPIECE” DEBUT LP WITH A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY, DUE JULY 14 VIA LATENT RECORDINGS

WATCH JOHN MURRY PERFORM “UNDER A DARKER MOON” HERE

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“Murry’s greatest ability...is to make the listener wince uncomfortably while peeking through their fingers at his captivating, compulsive honesty.” - MOJO (4 / 5)

“Grief, divorce, and exile inspire more gems of burnt, bruised Americana” - UNCUT

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A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist’s fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel; the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The album follows critically acclaimed songwriter John Murry’s 2012 debut LP, The Graceless Age, which was dubbed a “masterpiece” by UNCUT and MOJO Magazine awarded a 5 out of 5.

WATCH JOHN MURRY PERFORM “UNDER A DARKER MOON” HERE

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication which led to being institutionalized for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialized in his song “Little Colored Balloons”.

Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece The Graceless Age. In addition to being called a “masterpiece”, the album appeared on several best of the year lists including American Songwriter, The Guardian, MOJO, and UNCUT.

The accolades rolled in and John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John’s mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly… and John’s world fell back into chaos.

Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. His relationships in the music world crumbled and in so doing entangled him in a web of deceit and mutual recrimination, partly of his own doing and partly of those around him. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom, and ultimately his country.

Somewhere along this volatile journey, John crossed paths with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. John had opened for the band at a show in Glasgow and Michael watched side-stage transfixed by John’s performance. Over the next few years the two of them kept in touch, they talked about the music business, politics, books, but most of all they talked about music. And they talked about making an album together. Michael wanted to capture the rawness of John’s songs, capture the vibe that he experienced that night in Glasgow and was even more convinced of this approach when John came through Toronto opening for Chuck Prophet and did a solo set at The Horseshoe Tavern, which was as disarming and emotional as the set of music that he had experienced in Glasgow a couple of years earlier.

“On The Graceless Age you can hear John’s affinity to artists such as Mark Linkous and Mark Lanegan, but seeing him on stage, with just his guitar and his songs reminded me of Townes Van Zandt, that raw-boned, exquisite beauty, so real that it borders on the uncomfortable, you feel you should look away, but it’s just too compelling to do so,” says Timmins. “The pain, the intensity, the honesty just draws you deeper.”

Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Timmins then convinced him to travel to his Toronto studio where he put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John’s journey. The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontaneity was the order of the week. “I felt that it was important that John got out of his own way and that we set up a situation where he would just play and sing and the rest of us would just react, no second guessing, just react and capture the moment,” says Timmins. “It was a very inspired and inspiring week of playing and recording. Very intense. And I think we captured the raw essence of John’s writing and playing.”

Due out July 14 via Latent Recordings, A Short History Of Decay will be accompanied by a documentary at a later date which details John Murry’s journey. More details on the documentary can be found at shorthistoryofdecay.com and the trailer can be viewed below.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY TRACKLISTING
1. Silver Or Lead
2. Under A Darker Moon
3. Wrong Man
4. Defacing Sunday Bulletins
5. When God Walks In
6. Come Five & Twenty
7. One Day (You’ll Die)
8. Countess Lola’s Blues (All in This Together)
9. Miss Magdalene
10. What Jail Is Like

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BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE RELEASES “STAY HAPPY”

FIRST WEST COAST DATES SINCE 2011 ANNOUNCED TODAY

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HUG OF THUNDER OUT JULY 7 ON ARTS & CRAFTS

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Today, Toronto’s Broken Social Scene released “Stay Happy”, Led by the vocals of newcomer Ariel Engle, “Stay Happy” is the fourth song from their upcoming album Hug of Thunder.

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Broken Social Scene are also excited to announce a run of West Coast dates in addition to their previously announced 2017 tour dates. The West Coast tour, which are their first West Coast shows since 2011, will kick off in Vancouver on October 21 and wrap up in Los Angeles on October 28 with The Belle Game opening these shows. The band has also announced three special performances opening for Arcade Fire in Canada on November 1 in Windsor and November 3 and 4 in their hometown of Toronto. A presale for these shows via Spotify will happen tomorrow, Tuesday June 27, at 10 am local time, and go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 29 at 10 am local time. For these dates, Broken Social Scene are partnering with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket goes towards providing access to arts education for young people in disadvantaged communities.

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The tour will follow the release of Broken Social Scene’s upcoming album Hug of Thunder, out on Arts & Crafts on July 7. BSS have released three songs from the record to date, listen to “Halfway Home”, “Hug of Thunder”, and “Skyline” now.

Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more. It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance. The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them. Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene – as many of us have – it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.  

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"With all-voices blazing and a horn section blaring, it was Broken Social Scene in Fleetwood Mac mode, but with lots of unexpected turns jutting out from mini-explosions of euphoria throughout." NPR on “Halfway Home”

““Skyline,”  the third single off their forthcoming album Hug of Thunder, is a return to form, where aimless roaming sounds remarkably intimate." - Pitchfork

“Broken Social Scene songs are propelled by the size of the group, and when it all converges they’re able to pull optimism from fear of aging, heartbreak, and the rigors
of modern life." - Vulture

"They're still making songs that sound vast and cacophonous, tracks that are built to flood the brain with serotonin. " - Noisey

“Soaring, rousing, and perfect for sunsets." - Entertainment Weekly

 

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE IS:

John Crossingham
Sam Goldberg
Ariel Engle
Leslie Feist
Emily Haines
Amy Millan
Lisa Lobsinger
Ohad Benchetrit

Kevin Drew
Brendan Canning
Charles Spearin
Justin Peroff
Andrew Whiteman
Evan Cranley
Jimmy Shaw
David French
Jason Collett

TOUR DATES
6/24/17 Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend
7/21 -23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
8/05/17 Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
8/18-20/17 - Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo
9/15/17 - Ottawa, ON @CityFolk
9/16/17 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
9/17/17 New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival
9/19/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
9/22/17 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/24/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
9/26/17 Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
9/28/17 St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *
9/29/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
10/1/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *
10/3/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/5/17 Portland, ME @ State Theater *
10/6/17 New Haven, CT @ College Street *
10/7/17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues  
10/21/17 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~
10/23/17 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~
10/24/17 Portland, WA @ Crystal Ballroom ~
10/26/17 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ~
10/28/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ~
11/1/17 Windsor, ON @ Family Credit Union #
11/3/17 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #

~ - with The Belle Game
* - with Frightened Rabbit
# - with Arcade Fire

 

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HUG OF THUNDER TRACK LIST
1. Sol Luna
2. Halfway Home
3. Protest Song
4. Skyline
5. Stay Happy
6. Vanity Pail Kids
7. Hug Of Thunder
8. Towers and Masons
9. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me With You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse

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