NEW RELEASES

DIAMOND RINGS • 

Special Affections

'...O'Regan has instead married Arthur Russell's dance work with Joy Division's dark moodiness and come up with indie-pop gold. As Diamond Rings, O'Regan has done far more than just establishing a new sound and identity. He's crafted a great set of songs filled with hooks and some fabulous vocal turns. Previously released "All Yr Songs" remains a highlight but newer tunes like "On Our Own" more than measure up to the smattering of tracks O'Regan put out in the past year, proof positive that Diamond Rings is one of the best new Canadian acts of the year.' - By Ian Gormely (CHARTattack)

Secret City - www.secretcityrecords.com/artists/diamond-rings
Out: October 25, 2010 - CD $13.99 - LP $25.99

LUKE DOUCET & THE WHITE FALCON • 

Steel City Trawler

'As the title suggests, the album was inspired by Hamilton, ON. According to a press release, "From start to finish the album is Luke’s idea of a rock and roll record, pure and simple. "This means "atmospheric rock ballads, Manchester-esque melancholy, tender revelations and even more tender accusations."...' - Alex Hudson (Exclaim)

Six Shooter - www.lukedoucet.com/
Out: October 19, 2010 - CD $13.99

SUFJAN STEVENS  • 

The Age

8.4/ 10 on pitchfork! http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14738-the-age-of-adz/

Asthmatic Kitty - www.asthmatickitty.com/shop.php?artistID=5
Out: October 12, 2010 - CD $15.99 - LP $Out November 9th (price TBA)

DUNGEN • 

Skit I Allt

'...alternating softly swaggering rock tunes with plush, slightly tricky instrumentals with impressive cohesion... continuing to pull together nostalgic and post-millennial sounds...' - Bill Meyer (Dusted Magazine)

Mexican Summer - www.dungen-music.com/index_e.html
Out: October 12, 2010 - CD $14.99 - LP $26.99

BAD RELIGION • 

The Dissent Of Man

"...There’s certainly no denying that ‘The Dissent of Man’ is going to earn Bad Religion yet more appreciation from outside of their usual crowd in the alternative rock community. The broadening and enhancement of their sound begs for acceptance beyond their more familiar circles. However, songs such as ‘The Resist Stance’ and ‘Wrong Way Kids’ prove that this is a band who, as yet, are far from being tamed and have no intention of ditching their true style anytime soon." - Rob Sleigh

Epitaph - www.badreligion.com/
Out: September 28, 2010 - CD $13.99 - LP $19.99

B.A. Johnston • 

Thank You For Being A Friend

"BA Johnston writes songs that are funny while still containing an elemental truth about humanity: that shit happens. The hirsute performer's latest continues a preoccupation with late-'70s/early-'80s pop culture and tales of his ceaseless heartbreak. The only problem with the album is that it can't contain the supernova energy of Johnston's live show, but then again, how could it? Often playing an encore in the girl's bathroom and crawling around on the beer-soaked floor, it's difficult to capture the feeling of glistening chest hair rubbing up against you in an aural medium." - Bryan Birtles (http://vueweekly.com)

Just Friends Records - www.myspace.com/bajohnston
Out: September 14, 2010 - CD $9.99 - LP $14.99

Blonde Redhead • 

Penny Sparkle (Deluxe Edition)

'...From dream pop abiding hipsters, to loungers who adore getting stoned to trip hop, to the goths who will appreciate the murky bass lines and sedated electronic scores of this record, Penny Sparkle is repertoire to be loved by all, one that will seriously broaden the BR fan-base. It is a validation of Blonde Redhead’s commitment to the avant-garde, even if it is ridiculously easy to listen to.' - taken from http://prettymuchamazing.com

4AD - www.blonde-redhead.com
Out: September 14, 2010 - CD $17.99 - LP $21.99 (w/ download card)

ICED EARTH • 

Box Of The Wicked

Limited edition five CD Fan Box from the American Metal band. Features the original digipak CDs Framing Armageddon and The Crucible Of Man as well as the original digipak EPs Overture Of The Wicked and I Walk Among You. In addition, the boxset includes a bonus cardboard CD with one song from Framing Armageddon now sung by Matt Barlow and three previously unreleased live tracks from the Belgian Graspop Metal Meeting festival in 2008, also featuring Barlow on vocals. The boxset comes with a full-color A1 poster and a 12-page booklet with previously unseen photos and liner notes.

SPV - www.icedearth.com/
Out: July 27, 2010 - CD $36.99 - on sale

HANNAH GEORGAS • 

This Is Good

Hidden Pony - www.hannahgeorgas.com/
Out: July 20, 2010 - CD $9.99 - LP $16.99
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