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Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’

“Next Big Thing”??

Posted by bigincanada on March 29, 2009

You tell me…

From http://soundcloud.com/frontside/black-and-white-lies-radio-edit:

“It’s O.K. if this is the first you’re hearing of Desperate Union, as their ascent has been a rapid one. Essentially it’s a fairy tale rock n’ roll story of an incredibly talented young band (they’re all under 18 years old) being discovered by Grammy nominated super-producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Three Doors Down, Finger Eleven, Staind, Plain White T’s, and many more) and taken under his wing.

Not surprisingly, a band that had shown lots of promise has now turned the corner to become a much talked about ‘next big thing.’ 

The band has a series of shows coming up, a myspace following of over 150,000, an EP on iTunes and much more on the plate as they’ve just signed with a soon-to-be named very prominent booking agent in Los Angeles. Combine that with a chance meeting with Gene Simmons parlaying into a performance at an upcoming event he’s holding and well, things are underway.

The video will be completed in a few weeks time to give you a better look at the band, but until then, please enjoy their first straight ahead rock single “Black And White Lies”!

Released by: Frontside
Release date: Mar 24, 2009″

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Rich Sounds: The Hundreds and Thousands

Posted by bigincanada on February 10, 2009

Coming in at #4 on AOL Canada’s “9 in ’09” (a list of bands to watch for), you may not immediately recognize the name “The Hundreds and Thousands,” but you have probably come across Ottawa power-pop band Sterling, from whose ashes “The Hundreds and Thousands” have risen. With a self-titled debut album (or possibly titled Worker Bees according to AOL Canada) scheduled for release on April 28, 2009 (Nettwerk Records), the boys – Ian LeFeuvre, Peter von Althen, and Maury Lafoy – have been hard work, touring with the Barenaked Ladies, working and playing with K-OS, and maintaining projects on the side.

Beginning today, The Hundreds and Thousands’ debut single, “Rat Race,” will be available through iTunes Canada. 

If you like what you hear, head over to their Myspace, where you can listen to other tracks, including “Parade,” as featured on NBC’s action-comedy series “Chuck” (2/2/09 – in 3D!).

Recommended Reading:
http://music.aol.ca/article/9-in-09-the-hundreds-and-thousands/468903/
http://www.nettwerk.com/productions/artistpage.jsp?artist_id=1481&mode=bio

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Skip work & get “Working”!

Posted by bigincanada on February 9, 2009

The new album “Working” by Acres of Lions comes out tomorrow on Cordova Bay Records. Want to know what you’re getting yourself into? Check out http://www.myspace.com/acresoflions to hear 3 tracks – “Closer,” “Knowing Your Own End,” & “This Was Not My Best Day Ever.”

If you cannot wait until tomorrow for the full-length to be released, you can purchase “Closer” from iTunes by clicking here.

1) Entertainment
2) Let’s Get Sentimental
3) Coronado’s Dead
4) Closer
5) Dance Sequence
6) Working
7) Fine Examples
8) December
9) Knowing Your Own End
10) This Was Not My Best Day Ever

The band will be supporting this album with heavy touring through March 21st, so you have no excuse not to get out to at least 1 show:

Feb 10 2009 9:00P
Moe Joe’s Whistler, British Columbia
Feb 11 2009 7:00P
Lugz Coffee Lounge (Acoustic Set) Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 12 2009 9:00P
The Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 13 2009 6:00P
North Shore Alliance Church North Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 14 2009 7:30P
Pogue Mahone Kamloops, British Columbia
Feb 15 2009 9:00P
Doc Willoughby’s Kelowna
Feb 16 2009 9:00P
The Slice Lethbridge, Alberta
Feb 18 2009 9:00P
Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, Alberta
Feb 19 2009 9:00P
Filthy McNasty’s Edmonton, Alberta
Feb 20 2009 9:00P
The Palomino Calgary, Alberta
Feb 21 2009 9:00P
Canmore Hotel Canmore, Alberta
Feb 24 2009 9:00P
The Ottoman Medicine Hat, Alberta
Feb 25 2009 7:00P
Le Relais – all ages Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Feb 27 2009 7:00P
The Uniplex Humboldt, Saskatchewan
Feb 28 2009 9:00P
The Cavern Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 1 2009 7:00P
The Church Basement Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 2 2009 7:00P
Black Pirates Pub Thunder Bay, Ontario
Mar 4 2009 7:00P
The Spill Coffee Bar Peterborough, Ontario
Mar 6 2009 9:00P
Le Gymnase Montreal, Quebec
Mar 7 2009 7:00P
tba – all ages Oakville, Ontario
Mar 8 2009 6:00P
The Chubby Pickle Windsor, Ontario
Mar 11 2009 9:00P
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Mar 12 2009 9:00P
Rok Boutique – CMW SHOWCASE Toronto, Ontario
Mar 13 2009 9:00P
Maxwell’s Music House Waterloo, Ontario
Mar 15 2009 9:00P
Rancho Relaxo Toronto, Ontario
Mar 19 2009 7:00P
tba – all ages Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Mar 21 2009 9:00P
The Palomino Calgary, Alberta

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