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‘Work and Love’ be released 21st October 2014 via Paper Bag Records //

On 21st October 2014, Toronto trio Elliott BROOD will release their highly anticipated new album, ‘Work and Love’ (Paper Bag Records), the album is the follow-up to ‘Days Into Years,’ which won a Juno Award in 2013 for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. For ‘Work and Love,’ Elliott BROOD withdrew to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario where they recorded nine songs in two weeks with producer Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, Amy Millan) – their first time working with an outside producer. The result is their most personal and urgent album to date, with rock influences that nod as much to Neil Young & Crazy Corse, as much as Richard Buckner and Whiskeytown.

Seattle radio giant, KEXP recently premiered “Jigsaw Heart,” the first new song ‘Work and Love,’ calling it the bands “most adventurous album to date”

On ‘Work and Love,’ Elliott BROOD’s two songwriters Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso decided to mine the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. ‘Work and Love’ also serves as a eulogy for the moments on the doorstep of manhood: first loves, lost loves, and young men’s just desserts.

Select tracks on the album feature Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour) on pedal steel and John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer) on bass. ‘Work and Love’ is Elliott BROOD at their sheerest, facing forward and backward at the same time.

Elliott BROOD have confirmed pre-release shows at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall on 17th September 2014, D.C’s Black Cat Backstage on 18th September 2014, and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN on 20-21st September 2014 (full schedule below). More dates will soon be announced.

Elliott BROOD are:

• Casey Laforet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass pedals, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel, vocals)
• Mark Sasso (banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals)
• Stephen Pitkin (percussion, drums, piano, vocals)

Track Listing:

1. Little Ones
2. Nothing Left
3. Tired
4. Taken
5. Mission Bell
6. Jigsaw Heart
7. Each Other’s Kids
8. Better Times
9. End of the Day

Elliott BROOD Tour Dates:

23/08/2014 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest Elora
23/08/2014  – Dundas, ON @ The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
30/08/2014 – St. John’s, NL @ Harbourage Music Festival
31/08/2014  – Sun Peaks, BC @ Sun Peaks Summer Concert Stage
17/09/2014 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
18/09/2014 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
20/09/2014 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
21/09/2014 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
25/10/2014 – Bilbao (ESP) @ Sala Azkena
27/10/2014 –  Madrid (ESP) @ Boite
28/10/2014 –  Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
29/10/2014 –  Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
31/10/2014 –  Jerez (ESP) @ Serie Z Festival
04/11/2014 – Hamburg (DE) @ Astra Stube
07/11/2014 – Suffolk (UK) @ The Bank Eye
12/11/2014 – Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
13/11/2014 – Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
14/11/2014 – Borger (NL) @ VanSlag
15/11/2014 – Ottersum (NL) @ Roepean


Pre-order on limited edition vinyl/CD HERE
Pre-order on iTunes HERE
Pre-order Deluxe Edition on iTunes HERE


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Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their sixth studio album early next year via Spinefarm Records.


Following the outstanding critical acclaim afforded their last full-length release, ‘Nine Lives’ (2013), the brothers – MikkoKieJonne Von Hertzen – are now back in the studio doing pre-production, this time with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala.


Once pre-production is complete, VHB will head across to Canada where recording will start in September; the studio chosen for the task at hand is The Farm (owned and operated by Richardson) in Vancouver – previously the world-renowned Little Mountain Sound Studio, past home to acts such as AerosmithAC/DCMetallica and The Cult.


Mixing, meanwhile, is set to be handled by Canadian Randy Staub, a Juno Awards-winner whose previous credits include some of the biggest names in rock and metal, the likes of Metallica, Alice In Chains, etc


Says Garth“Working with Von Hertzen Brothers is a dream come true. Besides being the coolest people on the planet, they are one of the hardest working bands I know. This is a record that will be on everyone’s iPod, phone and turntable. Turn it up loud and get ready to rock. They are going to tear it up!”


Mikko Von Hertzen adds: “For the past five years, we’ve been working hard on building an international set up, and now, with our sixth album on the way, the collective feeling is that we need to up it a gear and just go for it! From the outset, the idea was to find a producer who knows his stuff, is experienced, has a vision, and thus something concrete to offer our music. With Garth, things clicked from the first meeting, and what was really encouraging was his enthusiasm for our new material. Of course, we’re really looking forward to recording in a studio like The Farm – there’s legendary vibes in that place! But it’s even more thrilling to create our music with a top-of-the-line team. Randy Staub is another world class pro who needs no introducing. The work of Randy Garth simply speaks for itself!”


Further details of this forthcoming record will be revealed in due course.

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 ELECTRIC FUCKIN’ WIZARD have revealed a second track from their forthcoming full-length album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, set for release via Spinefarm Records on September 29th.


Titled ‘SadioWitch’ and featuring the line ‘the black drug took my soul away’, the song will be accompanied by a video, currently being edited. Little is known about the clip, although it is believed to feature (encouragingly) both ‘nudity’ & ‘explosions’.



“Sadiowitch is about death by lust and indulgence. As life becomes disillusioning it is reassuring to turn to ‘lifes luxuries’…sex and drugs. But, of course, over indulgence leads to emaciation, weakness and death. The song is short and sweet just like this particular form of death. There are many choices but only one outcome. Choose wisely…” – Jus Oborn


A limited edition 7” version of ‘SadioWitch’ is also being planned, with a previously unreleased piece of music on the B-side.



‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.


Listen to ‘Sadiowitch’ here:


A UK headline show has been announced for October 23rd at The Ritz in Manchester.


Tickets are available here:


A full supporting bill will be announced in due course.



All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live at, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.



Electric Wizard, who have recently played headline slots at a number of major European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK),  have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-


Sep 12th     Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)

Oct 10th     Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

Oct 23rd     The Ritz, Manchester, UK (headline show)




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Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi are back and shortly after announcing plans to release ‘Blood & Lemonade’, their first album in 5 years, have revealed a brand new video for ’Golden State’. The video is available exclusively on VEVO worldwide today and is the first official video to come from the band in years! Check out the video here:

‘Golden State’ is the second single to come from the new album which is set for release on September 9th via Rude Records. The video was shot in LA by director Ryan Valdez.

“We shot the video for Golden State at my studio in Los Angeles.  The idea was to shoot the band in the same environment that we made the new record in.  We also got some B roll of us cruising in my ’64 Chevy truck that I have been restoring.  The palm trees and sunlight tie in the theme of the song.  The Golden State, California, a place that can give you new life if you believe in yourself.” - Stacey

Perhaps best known for the hits ‘Flavor Of The Weak’, ‘Another Perfect Day’ and ‘The Art Of Losing’, ‘Blood & Lemonade’ is American Hi-Fi’s fifth full length and their first since 2010’s ‘Fight the Frequency’. The record wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash ’Flavor of The Weak’.

Physical pre-orders at:
Digital Pre rodersi here

‘Blood & Lemonade’ will be available Worldwide on September 9th via Rude Records.


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Shake It Off, First Single and Video From 1989 Premiered Exclusively Today on Yahoo Live Stream and Available as a Single at iTunes Now

Watch video here:


Announced 1989 Swiftstakes

Offering Fans Tickets and Meet & Greets With Taylor



LONDON, 18th August 2014 – Global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY® winner, Taylor Swift, announced her new album 1989 (Big Machine Records) is available immediately for pre-buy on and iTunes. In addition, Taylor released Shake It Off, the first single and video from her fifth studio album.


1989 is a touchstone – Taylor’s songwriting and sonic evolution surprises us more than ever before. Heavily keyboard and beat driven, the pop sensibilities that have always been the hallmark of Taylor’s music now move front and centre on 1989. “I spent two years making 1989. Two years gives you enough time to grow and change and let things inspire you. I was listening to a lot of late 80′s pop music and how bold those songs were and how that time period was a time of limitless possibilities. In thinking about that, this album is a rebirth for me. This is my very first documented, official pop album. 1989 is the most sonically cohesive album I have ever made and my favourite album I have ever made,” said Taylor.


Taylor debuted Shake It Off, the first single, available at iTunes now, and video (which can be viewed at from 1989 in a worldwide Live Stream on Yahoo, where she told fans, “Over the last few years I’ve learned a very important lesson. We cannot control what people say about us but we can control how we react to it. We can let it get to us, make us bitter, even drive us insane or we can shake it off.”


Taylor surprised fans by revealing the 1989 Swiftstakes that give fans and opportunity and win prizes that include 1,000 tickets and 500 meet and greets.


The songstress also explained that a Deluxe version of the album will include three additional songs and three songwriting voice memos. These memos are personal audio recordings that offer a unique insight into Taylor’s songwriting process and document the early creation of three songs on 1989.


1989 Album formats include:


The 1989 album will include 13 songs, cd booklet designed by Taylor, one of five collectible sets of 13 exclusive photo prints, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes


The Deluxe 1989 album will include 13 songs, cd booklet designed by Taylor, one of five collectible sets of 13 exclusive photo prints, three bonus songs, three of Taylor’s songwriting voice memos, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes


The Digital 1989 album will include 13 songs, digital cd booklet designed by Taylor, one collectible set of 13 exclusive photo prints, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes


1989 will be released by Big Machine Records/ Virgin EMI in the UK.


Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honour, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the #1 digital music artist of all-time and is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year.  Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe.


Taylor’s album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including over 500,000 in the UK where it debuted at no. 1 in the album charts, and more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010′s Speak Now and 2012′s RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. Shake It Off is the first single from her fifth studio album 1989.


Details of the 1989 Swiftstakes are available at


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