Iconic Canadian rock band ALEXISONFIRE celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their self-titled debut studio album originally released on this day in 2002. To mark the 15th year anniversary, AOF has curated a personal playlist featuring songs that inspired them during their early days as a band. Stream the playlist via Spotify HERE and Apple Music HERE. We’ll also be offering a number of Anniversary sales incentives throughout the anniversary week to mark the occasion. See below for direct links and more details.
The album’s infamous cover art featured a photo taken by George Pettit at Ferndale Public School in St. Catharines, Ontario of “two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife fight”, a description the band used at the time when asked to describe their sound. During the year that followed the release of their self-titled debut, the band shot into the spotlight with 3 videos in Heavy rotation on MuchMusic (the first “hardcore” artist to ever chart at #1 on the now defunct Power Shift chart), an MMVA nod for their debut video “Pulmonary Archery”, a Best Video Award for “Pulmonary Archery” at the Canadian Independent Music Awards, and an MMVA award for “Counterparts and Number Them”. The LP was certified Gold in Canada in 2005 – the same year the band won a JUNO for “New Group of the Year” – and went on to sell over 200K worldwide. A remixed and remastered version was released in 2014 via Dine Alone Records.
Hailing from St. Catharines, Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001, to become one of the most successful indie bands in Canada. The band’s success also reached far beyond Canada’s borders. AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, Alexisonfire (2002 – Gold certified), Watch Out (2004 – Platinum certified), Crisis (2006 – Platinum certified), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009 – Gold certified). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped earn the band New Group of the Year at the 2004 JUNO Awards. The band also topped charts and graced several notable music magazine covers internationally (Kerrang, Blunt, Big Cheese, Canadian Musician, Exclaim!). AOF’s sold-out 10 Year Anniversary Farewell tour in December 2012 touched down on four continents in 24 days, illustrating how meaningful the band still is to their legion of fans around the world. The final show in Hamilton, Ontario was captured and a Blu-Ray titled Live At Copps is available to purchase HERE.
For updates and more information, visit Alexisonfire’s official website and follow Dine Alone’s socials.
City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has announced an exclusive Ontario solo, acoustic performance on July 1, 2017 at the Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery Amphitheatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Green will perform songs from his award-winning catalogue under the stars in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Due to the intimate size of Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre, fans are required to pre-register for a unique code using Ticketmaster Verified Fan® to purchase tickets. City and Colour is working with Ticketmaster in an effort to combat bots and known ticket resellers to get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the concert. Only fans who have received a unique code will have the chance to purchase tickets. The registration period will run from today, Monday, May 8 at 12 PM ET until Wednesday, May 10 at 11:59 PM ET. A unique code will be deployed to verified fans on Friday May 12, 2-4 hours before tickets go on sale at 12 PM ET. Concertgoers, interested in attending the concert at Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre can pre-register with Ticketmaster Verified Fan® by clicking here.
Previously announced, City and Colour and Dine Alone Records have curated a very special all Canadian line-up in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017. City and Colour along with Blue Rodeo, The Strumbellas, Stars and Dear Rouge will take over The Commons at Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site in Niagara-On-The-Lake on Sunday, July 2, 2017. The event will be hosted by Wayne & Daryl from critically-acclaimed Canadian sitcom Letterkenny. More info here: https://www.dinealonerecords.com/NOTL2017/
Consequence of Sound chats with Rumba Shaker leader Dante Schwebel about the recording process of “Ain’t Saying Nothing.” Read the performance and hear the new track here.
“The joy in their performance is contagious, making it hard not to bob along with the big choruses and fiery verses.” – Consequence of Sound
Rumba Shaker also features Dallas Green (City and Colour), Johnny Radelat (Gary Clark Jr), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, City and Colour). Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket) and Timothy Deaux (The Whigs). The group will celebrate their debut release (out September 25) with two shows in Texas this month – listed below.
September 23rd – Austin, Texas – C-Boy’s
September 25th – Marfa, Texas – Trans Pecos Music Festival
Beginning today, pre-order City and Colour’s If I Should Go Before You LP at an independent record shop to receive a limited edition 12″ instantly.
The 12″ will feature the fan and critic-acclaimed gorgeous 9-minute jam “Woman” along with an exclusive cover of The Posies‘ “Coming Right Along.”
This special pre-order promotion starts in each territory as listed below. Complete list of international participating record stores below. Australian store list coming soon.
USA – Starts 9/15
Use Caroline Store Finder: http://carolinestorefinder.com/cityandcolour
Canada – Starts 9/18
Blackbyrd Myoozik - Edmonton Compact Music - Ottawa Compact Music (2nd store) - Ottawa Ditch Records - Victoria Dr. Disc - Hamilton Encore Records - Kitchener Frank's Music - Moncton Freecloud Records - Edmonton Kops Records - Toronto Kops Records (2nd store) - Toronto Kops Records (3rd store) - Toronto Music Trader - Winnipeg Mindbomb Records - St. Catherine's Recordland - Calgary Rotate This - Toronto Sam the Record Man - Belleville Sonic Boom - Toronto Soundscapes - Toronto SRC Vinyl - Niagara Taz Records - Halifax Sunrise HMV
UK – Starts 9/23
Action 47 Church Street, Preston, Lancs.PR1 3DH Assai Records 241 / 243 King Street , Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2AX Badlands 11 St George's St, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50 3LA Banquet Banquet, 52 eden st, kingston, surrey, kt1 1ee Crash Records 35, The Headrow, Town Centre,Leeds West Yorkshire. LS1 6PU Diverse 10 Charles Street, Newport, NP20 1JU Empire 21 Heritage Close, St Albans, Herts, AL3 4EB Head 14 Lower Mall ,Royal Priors Shopping Centre , Lemington Spa CV32 4XU Head 269 The Glades Shoping Centre, Bromley. Kent BR1 1DN. Head The Mall 8, Union Gallery, Broadmead,Bristol BS1 3XD Head Unit 28 Castle Court Shopping Centre, Belfast,N.Ireland BT1 1DD Head 84 The Mall , Golden Square, Warrington. Cheshire. WA1 1QE Head The Mall 25,Church Street. Blackburn.Lancs BB1 5AF Hot Salvation 29 Rendezous Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1EY Jumbo Records 5/6 The Upper Mall, St Johns Centre .Leeds.West Yorkshire.LS2 8LQ Lost In Vinyl 20 Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF Love Music 34 Dundas Street, Glasgow Music Mania 4/6 Picadilly Arcade,Hanley,SOT,Staffs,ST1 1DL Music's Not Dead 71 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex, TN40 1BD Nevermind the Music 10 Church Street, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6NW Piccadilly Records Unit G9 Smithfield Buildings,45 / 69 Oldham Street. Manchester .M1 1JR Probe Records Retail Unit1,The Bluecoat.Liverpool.Merseyside.L1 3BX Rapture Unit 12, Woolgate Centre, Witney, Oxford, OX28 6AP Record Collector 233 Fulwood Road, Sheffield.South York's . S10 3BA Red House Records 21-23 Faringdon Road Swindon Wilts SN1 5AR Reflex 23 Nun Street,Newcastle Upon Tyne.NE1 5AG Relevant 260 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB13NF Resident 28 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL RISE 70 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1QU RISE 19 Beechwood Shopping Centre, Cheltenham, GL50 1DQ RISE 15B Chapel Walk, Worcester. WR1 3LD Rock Box 151 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3JY ROUGH TRADE 5 Broad Street, Nottingham. NG1 3AJ Sound Knowledge Unit 22 Hughenden Yard, Marlborough, SN8 1LT SPILLERS RECORDS 27 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1AF Square 14 High Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HU TRUCK STORE 101 Cowley Road, Oxford, 0X4 1HU Union 1 Lansdown Place, Lewes, BN7 2JT
Germany – Starts 9/23
Flight 13 - http://www.flight13.com/ Green Hell - http://www.greenhell.de/ Finest Finyl - http://www.finestvinyl.de/
Utopia - Sydney Beatdisc - Sydney Tommy Gun - Hobart Basement Discs - Melbourne Red Eye Records - Sydney Clarity Records - Adelaide Songland - Canberra Landspeed Records - Canberra 78 Records - Perth Mills - Perth Hum - Sydney Rocking Horse - Brisbane Urban Records - Perth READINGS-CARLTON - Melbourne Vinyl Space - Melbourne Rockaway Records - Brisbane Resist Records - Sydney Eureka Rebellion - Melbourne
Out October 9, If I Should Go Before You is also available to pre-order via iTunes, which includes an immediate download of the first single, “Lover Come Back,” as well as the album tracks “Woman” and “Wasted Love.” Moreover, a fan pre-order is available via www.cityandcolour.com featuring limited edition colored vinyl along with other unique items.
Very pleased to announce that we will release the debut self-titled record from Rumba Shaker on September 25. Rumba Shaker is a musical and visual arts club based in Nashville, headed up by Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold/City and Colour/Dan Auerbach).
The inaugural release from the collective features Dallas Green on guitar (City and Colour), Johnny Radelat on drums (Gary Clark Jr), Jack Lawrence on bass (Dead Weather/Raconteurs/City and Colour/JEFF the Brotherhood), Patrick Hallahan on percussion (My Morning Jacket) and Timothy Deaux on guitar (The Whigs). The collective will make its live debut with two shows in Texas this month – listed below.
- Aint Saying Nothing
- Danger Signs
- First Step To Love
- Until You Break
- No Time To Fall
- Paid Killer
- Ge Down On Me