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Video: Lights – “Up We Go”

Canada’s acclaimed pop multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winner Lights has released a new music video for “Up We Go,” the first single off her third studio album, Little Machines, out on September 23rd via Warner Brothers Records.

Little Machines was produced and engineered by Drew Pearson, with key songs/singles mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent (Madonna, U2, Beyonce), and was recorded in both Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, BC. The anthemic single, “Up We Go,” is available now to purchase digitally or as an instant grat when you pre-order the full album, and can be heard on YouTube and on iamlights.com. It follows intro track “Portal,” which Refinery29 called “the wanderlust song of the summer.”
Lights will perform a very special show at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on September 30th, as the 2014 Artist Ambassador for Pinktober®, Hard Rock’s annual campaign for breast cancer awareness. The 18+ show begins at 7 p.m. and is free with RSVP. She will then start her national tour in Portland, ME on October 24th.

Lights Fall 2014 US Tour Dates:

 10/24 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

10/25 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

10/29 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

10/31 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

11/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

11/02 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

11/04 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

11/05 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

11/07 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

11/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

11/13 San Francisco, CA – Grand Ballroom at Regency Center

11/14 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

11/15 Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market

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Little Machines Track Listing:

1.     Portal

2.     Running With The Boys

3.     Up We Go

4.     Same Sea

5.     Speeding

6.     Muscle Memory

7.     Oil And Water

8.     Slow Down

9.     Meteorites

10.  How We Do It

11.  Don’t Go Home Without Me

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2014 SiriusXM Indie Awards

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Here’s some of the nominees:

Check out the full list HERE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records)

Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow (Secret City Records)

City and Colour – The Hurry and the Harm (Dine Alone Records)

Shad – Flying Colours (Black Box Recordings)

The Weeknd – Kiss Land (XO)

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

City and Colour – The Lonely Life (Dine Alone Records)

Classified – Inner Ninja ft. David Myles (Black Box Recordings)

Head of the Herd – By This Time Tomorrow (Independent)

July Talk – Guns & Ammunition (July Talk / Sleepless Records)

Mounties – Headphones (Light Organ Records)

 

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (English)

Fur Trade (Last Gang Records)

The Glorious Sons (Black Box Recordings)

Head of the Herd (Independent)

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (Trauma2 Records)

The Matinee (Light Organ Records)

The Motorleague (Sonic Records)

Mounties (Light Organ Records)

PUP (Royal Mountain Records)

Royal Canoe (Nevado Records)

Wake Owl (Rezolute Music)

 

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Hosted by SiriusXM Canada’s Jeff Leake (@theleake),the 2014 SiriusXM Indies will be broadcast live for SiriusXM subscribers in Canada and the U.S. on “The Verge” (XM 173) and “Iceberg” (Sirius 161) English and French winners of the Emerging Artist of the Year categories will receive a $5,000 bursary from SiriusXM Canada.

Both public and industry votes decide the winners. Fans can vote online for their favourites as of Monday, March 31st at www.indies.ca.

Tickets for the show are available for purchase now through Ticketweb, Rotate This and Soundscapes; online at www.indies.ca; or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.

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Video: Morgan Page – Body Work ft. Tegan and Sara (+ more T+S news!)

Canadian pop-rock icons Tegan and Sara are in the studio recording their as-yet-untitled seventh studio album, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 album Sainthood.

“Sara and I are trying to step outside of our comfort zones and push ourselves to the extreme with this one so get ready for a whole new T+S sound!” Tegan says. “We strive to keep things fresh and exciting with each new record and I definitely feel like we’re accomplishing that so far.”

Fans can keep up with their progress via an online web series “Carpool Confessional,” which captures them in the car as they travel to and from the studio each day. New episodes (which have featured such special guests as fun., Sia, and AFI’s Hunter Burgan) are posted every Tuesday on www.teganandsara.com. Rolling Stone is documenting the action as well, with new photojournals being posted every Wednesday. See the ongoing behind-the-scenes photo gallery hereAlternative Press also ran a Q&A with Tegan about working on the new album.

 

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