SonReal Drops "Preach" Video
October 29 2014

Traveling across the US for 50+ tour dates gives you a lot of time to explore, and SonReal did just that this summer while on tour with Grieves. The result is this fantastic visual for his single "Preach" shot on-location in over 30 spots across the US - some of them pretty identifiable, some of them not so much. SonReal has long been praised for his next level video content, and this video continues that themes. Take a look above, and make sure to grab your copy of "Preach" now on iTunes, or GooglePlay.

Also as part of the video launch, our friends at Much premiered the video as part of an hour-long video playlist curated by SonReal. If you missed it, you can check the playlist featuring the likes of Meat Loaf, Sia, Beatnuts and Sam Smith HERE.

The video is at over 40k plays on the first day - keep sharing and we'll have more SonReal news to share soon!
The Glorious Sons Reveal "Heavy" Video; Announce Trews Dates
October 06 2014

Two pieces of exciting news out of The Glorious Sons' camp today!

The Glorious Sons' single "Heavy" has been tearing up the radio charts, currently sitting at #6 after only six weeks on. Today the band have revealed the video for that single, shot in their home town of Kingston, ON. Follow along as each member of the band meets their maker in this menacing video piece above.

In addition to the new video, The Glorious Sons have announced that they will be joining their friends and mentors The Trews on their Western Canadian tour in November/December. Tickets are already on sale, and links can be found on the band's WEBSITE. Of the tour, lead singer Brett Emmons said, "The Trews were my first example of a hardworking Canadian band, sweating it out across the country to make a living in rock and roll. It's an honour to have the chance to finally do it with them."

The full list of dates is as follows
The Glorious Sons on tour w/The Trews:
11/10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
11/11 - Brandon, MB @ The 40 at Trails Inn
11/14 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brian's Event Centre
11/15 - Prince Albert, SK @ Art Hauser Centre
11/17 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred's
11/18 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred's
11/20 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/21 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
11/22 - Lethbridge, AB @ Average Joe's
11/25 - Nanaimo, BC @ Port Theatre
11/26 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
11/29 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/01 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack's
12/02 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade Arts Centre
12/03 - Regina, SK @ Casino Regina Lounge
Northcote European Headline Tour
September 10 2014

Northcote will head back to Europe to headline his first tour there later this year. Europe has welcomed Northcote with open arms in the last twelve months, including successful support tours alongside Dave Hause and Chuck Ragan respectively, as well as performances at Pirate Satellite Festival in Stuttgart in 2013 and 2014.

Northcote will perform as a 4-piece on this run, which currently includes shows in the UK, Germany and Switzerland, with a promise of more shows being added next week. Tickets go on sale Thursday and links will be posted in our TOUR section as we receive them.

Stay tuned for more dates, and new music coming soon from Northcote, or visit NORTHCOTEMUSIC.COM for more info.

Northcote European Headline:
11/22 - Bristol, UK @ Birdcage
11/23 - London, UK @ Brixton Windmill
11/24 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
11/25 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
11/26 - London, UK @ Our Black Heart
11/27 - Bochum, DE @ Matrix
11/28 - Saarbrucken, DE @ Garage
11/29 - Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk
11/30 - Dresden, DE @ Groove Station
12/01 - Berlin, DE @ Monarch
12/02 - Munich, DE @ Milla
12/03 - Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Klub
12/04 - Zurich, SUI @ Bar Rossi
12/07 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
12/08 - Hamburg, DE @ Kleiner Donner
12/09 - Muenster, DE @ Gleis 22
12/10 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof w/John K Samson
The Glorious Sons Announce New LP "The Union", Single, Pre-Order
August 25 2014

The Glorious Sons are happy to announce the release of their debut full-length album "The Union" on September 16th via Black Box!

The album was produced by John-Angus MacDonald from The Trews and mixed by Werner F and Gus van Go. Gavin Brown also worked on two songs, one of which is the new single, "Heavy" which is available at radio today, nationally.

The album is 11 songs, full track listing below. The band has launched a physical pre-order via PLEDGEMUSIC.COM which features a number of exclusive and limited edition merch and opportunity packages. There's a little something for everyone including signed albums, handwritten lyric sheets, t-shirts, meet and greets, custom Levi's denim jackets and the "day in the life" opportunity.

The digital pre-order for "The Union" will be available on September 2nd via iTunes.

For more information, check out the band's brand new website at THEGLORIOUSSONS.COM. Check out "Heavy" below and let us know what you think!

More information coming soon, stay tuned!

Release Date: September 16th, 2014
Track Listing:
1) Man Made Man
2) Heavy
3) Hard Times
4) Lightning
5) White Noise
6) The Contender
7) Mama
8) The Union
9) Gordie
10) Lover Under Fire
11) Amigo

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!