Summer News Round-Up!
August 21 2014

We hope everyone has been enjoying their summer, or at least has plans to make the most of what's left of it! It's been a while since we posted a news update, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been news to share. Here's a quick round-up to get you up to speed.

Black Box has a long standing love affair with the city of Edmonton. This summer has yielded two releases from our Edmonton based artists. They are on opposite sides of the spectrum, but we love them both the same.

The Provincial Archive - It's All Shaken Wonder was released on August 19th in-stores and online. Check it out now via your favourite digital service:
iTunes | Google Play (Android) | Rdio | Spotify

The Provincial Archive will be touring Canada in September - check the TOUR section for details.

Livy Jeanne - We Are The Young EP was released in June and features Livy's first two singles, "Any Other Way" and "Wrong Side of the Dirt", along with the title track and a b-side called "Something New". Stay tuned for more info on the full-length release, but for now check out "We Are The Young" via your favourite digital service:
iTunes | Google Play (Android) | Rdio | Spotify

Plenty of tour news and updates to share, with Shad, SonReal, The Provincial Archive, The Glorious Sons and Northcote all adding a significant number of dates to their fall schedule. The full list of dates is available in our TOUR section. Stay tuned for European tour announcements coming from Northcote and The Provincial Archive as well.

Shad will be performing at this year's Polaris Music Prize Gala on Monday, September 22nd at the Carlu in Toronto. This is Shad's third Polaris Short-List nomination, our fingers are crossed for a win! The Gala will be hosted by Jay Baruchel, and tickets are AVAILABLE now.

If you missed it, SonReal has dropped two new tracks this summer:

LIVE THIS ft. MadChild

That's all for now - stay tuned for more (and more regular) updates!
Shad On Polaris Short List
July 15 2014

We are extremely proud that Shad's album "Flying Colours" has been nominated to the Polaris Music Prize Short List. This list of 10 albums was cut down from the 41 releases named to the Long List in June. This is Shad's third Short-List appearance in as many albums, with "The Old Prince" (2008) and "TSOL" (2010) also receiving the honour.

Congratulations go out to Shad and the whole team involved with "Flying Colours". The winner of the Polaris Music Prize will be named at the Gala on September 22nd at the Carlu in Toronto, and aired on AUX.

For the full Short List, click HERE.
Livy Jeanne Releases "We Are The Young" EP
July 08 2014

Livy Jeanne has released her summer single and EP, "We Are The Young" today (digital only). The EP features the new single, as well as fan favourites "Wrong Side of the Dirt" and "Any Other Way", in addition to a b-side called "Something New". You can pick it up now on iTunes or Google Play.

Stay tuned for the video for "We Are The Young" and more information on Livy's full length album coming very soon!
The Provincial Archive Announce Full Length, Release Video
June 10 2014

The Provincial Archive released their EP "Hide Like A Secret" today which you can BUY NOW via iTunes! A percentage of sales will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada via BOOMCHARITY.COM. The partnership is appropriate, considering the lead single and video, "Daisy Garden", written by Craig Schram about the declining state of his grandmother. Check out the video for "Daisy Garden" above!

In addition to the EP and video release, The Provincial Archive are proud to announce the Canadian release of their full length album, "It's All Shaken Wonder", due out August 19th. Stay tuned for more music and info, but for now, pick up the EP, and enjoy the "Daisy Garden" video!
The Glorious Sons Tour w/Airbourne
June 04 2014

The Glorious Sons have announced an extensive Canadian tour supporting Australian rockers Airbourne this September and October. The band have been holed up in studio recording their new album, so stay tuned for new music and album release information as the tour approaches. The dates are below, with a few more to be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit THEGLORIOUSSONS.COM.

9/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/15 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks
9/16 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jacks
9/18 - Banff, AB @ Wild Bill’s
9/23 - Lethbridge, AB @ Average Joe’s
9/24 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
9/27 - Lloydminster, AB @ The Kooler
9/29 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
9/30 - Regina, SK @ The Owl
10/2 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Oak
10/3 - Brandon, MB @ The 40
10/4 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock’s
10/8 - Kitchener, ON @ Dallas Nightclub
10/9 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/10 - London, ON @ Norma Jean’s
10/15 - Kingston, ON @ The Ale House
10/16 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/17 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Du Capitole
10/21 - Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club

For all Black Box tour dates and available ticket links, visit our TOUR section.