FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 12, 2018

The holiday drought of new album releases is coming to an end, with a bumper crop on tap for next week.

We're also focusing on albums from prominent Canadian artists that'll be reaching cyberspace and your local retailer over the next three months. Here's our list, but please note release dates are always subject to change.

Meghan Patrick - Country Music Made Me Do It  (Warner Music Canada). This is the second album from one of Canadian country music's biggest female stars. It was written shortly after Patrick moved to Nashville, and features confident original ballads written from a strong female perspective. Out Jan. 12.

Denny DohertyOf All Things (Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters). This archive release from the sole Canadian member of '60s faves The Mamas and the Papas is built around Doherty's s 1971 solo album on the ABC/Dunhill label, Watcha Gonna Do, long a collectors item. The reissue includes six bonus tracks, five previously unreleased. Jan. 12.

RushMoving Pictures: Live 2011 (Vinyl - Anthem). This recording of the first time the prog rock heroes performed their classic album in its entirely is collected on 180 gram vinyl  and features brand new artwork. The original Moving Pictures album came out in 1981. It reached No. 1 in Canada and No. 3 in the UK and US. It is Rush's selling album in the US, with over 4 million copies sold. Jan. 12

BahamasEarthtones (Brushfire/Republic/UMC)  The mellow Toronto-based singer/songwriter (born Afie Jurvanen) has steadily built an audience large enough to justify headlining Massey Hall. He has an extensive North American tour planned to support this keenly-awaited album. Jan. 19

Cadence WeaponS/T (eOne Music). The Polaris-shortlisted rapper (real name Rollie Pemberton) gained recognition in 2009 when he was named Edmonton's poet laureate.. After an absence from the spotlight, he returns with a new release (his fourth) and a new record label. Jan. 19.

Gord Bamford Neon Smoke (Sony) The Australian/Canadian country singer is a multiple Juno and CCMA Award winner, and is one of the genre's most popular performers. This is his seventh album. Read more about it here. Jan. 19.

Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (4AD): Now officially a duo, Tune-Yards comprises lyricist Merrill Garbus and producer/songwriter Nate Brenner. This follow-up to 2014's Nikki Nack is said in a press release to comprise " intense subject matter, but is Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet." Jan. 19.

Anvil Pounding the Pavement  (SPV/Steamhammer) These metal merchants have been pounding the pavement for four full decades now. This new album (also available as a double vinyl LP) was recorded at the Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in Germany, with studio owner Jörg Uken acting as producer. Jan. 19.

Big WreckIn Loving Memory Of (reissue, vinyl - Universal). The platinum-selling hard rock band celebrate the 20th-anniversary of this debut album with a deluxe reissue. In Loving Memory Of... featured such rock radio hit singles as "The Oaf," That Song" and "Blown Wide Open." Jan. 19.

The Jim Cuddy Band -Constellation (Warner). Aside from recording and touring with Blue Rodeo, Jim keeps busy with a solo project featuring some stellar musicians. This is the rootsy songsmith's fourth album since his 1998 solo debut, All The Time. That record and second album The Light That Guides You Home are both certified gold. Jan. 26

Zaki IbrahimThe Secret Life Of Planets (Indie). This South African/Canadian singer/songwriter has an eclectic sound that has been dubbed "sci-fi soul." She made a splash with her debut full-length album, Every Opposite, which placed on the Polaris Prize shortlist in 2013. Jan. 31.

The SheepdogsChanging Colours (Warner). The popular Saskatoon-reared rockers with a retro boogie sound return to the fray with their sixth album. Brothers Ewan and Shamus Currie recently found success with a musically diverse side-project, BROS. Feb. 2. 

RhyeBlood  (Last Gang). This LA-based project is spearheaded by Canadian singer/songwriter Milosh. The 2013 Rhye debut, Woman, became a streaming smash via such tracks as "Open," and "The Fall," and the hauntingly androgynous falsetto voice of Milosh is a potent weapon. Feb. 2.

Jann ArdenThese Are The Days (Independent). 2018 is shaping up to be quite a year for the much-loved pop songstress. She was recently named to the Order of Canada, and her latest book is earning rave reviews. Feb. 2.

Born Ruffians Uncle, Duke & The Chief (Paper Bag):  The Toronto-based indie rock trio has developed a sizeable following over the past decade, thanks to a quirky but melodic sound. Word is that the new album deals with some serious topics, but in an uplifting fashion. An extensive North American tour begins March 1 in Montreal. Feb. 16.

U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain/4AD). This adventurous Toronto band is led by a passionate singer/songwriter, Meghan Remy. The 2015 U.S. Girls album, Half Free, was a critical fave, as evidenced by its Polaris shortlisting and Juno nomination in 2016. Feb. 16.

Ought - Room Inside The World (Royal Mountain). This is the third album from the highly-regarded post-punk combo, and their first for Merge/Royal Mountain. Recorded with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective), it is said to explore "themes that have always concerned the band — identity, connection, survival in a precarious world — but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette." Feb. 16.

Suuns - Felt (Secret City) This underground rock band from Montreal has earned accolades from the likes of The New York Times and Pitchfork for its aggressive yet atmospheric sound. This will be the group's fourth album, and it was recorded at Jace Lasek's Breakglass studio. March 2.

Leonard Cohen The Archives (6CD classic broadcast recordings set - Sony). The late great bard of Montreal's reputation as a compelling performer will be enhanced by this 6 CD box set. It features some of his finest live performances, covering concerts in Montreux, Bonn and Zurich, from 1976 to 1993. March 9.

Kardinal Offishall - Kardinal Presents Celebrity Marauders (In Our Dreams/EMPIRE/Universal Music). One of the godfathers of Canadian hip-hop returns with a new project showcasing a diverse circle of creative talents, including Joey Montana and Pree. No official release date for the EP yet.

Our Lady Peace - Somethingness Volume 2 (Independent). The veteran modern rockers recently delivered the first in a two-volume EP series. The second instalment includes "Ballad of A Poet" a heartfelt tribute to friend, Gord Downie. OLP team with Matthew Good for a major cross-country tour in March. Release date tba.



12: Panda Bear -Day With The Homies (Domino)

12: Meghan Patrick - Country Music Made Me Do It (Warner Music Canada)

12: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures (Vagrant)

12: Leah Calvert - Satellite ( Vera Hellcat)

12:  BØRNS - Blue Madonna (Interscope)

12: Tinsley Ellis - Winning Hand (Alligator)

12: Joe Satriani - What Happens Next (Sony/Legacy Recordings)

12: Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager -  Rough Cut (Alligator)      

12: Dirty Sidewalks - Bring Down The House Lights  (Indie)

12: Luke Sital-Singh -S/T (Dine Alone)

12: Anderson East - Encore (Warner)

12: Heavy Bell - By Grand Central Station (Indie)

12: Avatar- Avatar Country  (Entertainment One )

12: Camila Cabello - Camila (SYCO/Epic Records)

12: Typhoon - Offerings ( Roll Call Records)

12: RushMoving Pictures: Live 2011 (Vinyl - Anthem).

12: Denny DohertyOf All Things (Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters)

16: Terry GomesThe Tropical Dream (Indie)

19: Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores  (Anti-)

19: François Richard QuartetLibération (Effendi/Naxos)

19: Porches -The House (Domino)

19: Joe Perry -Sweetzerland Manifesto (Roman Records)

19: Hyvmine - Earthquake (Indie)

19: Sonic Prophecy - Savage Gods (Rockshots Records)

19: R. Finn-  Collecting Trip (Indie)

19: Andre Ethier - Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion)

19: Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits  (eOne Music)

19: First Aid Kit - Ruins (Sony)

19: Phillip Phillips - Collateral (Interscope)

19: SiR - S/T (TDE)

19: Gord BamfordNeon Smoke (Sony)

19: Cadence Weapon S/T (eOne Music)

19: Tommy Emmanuel - Accomplice One (Mascot Label Group)

19: BahamasEarthtones  (Brushfire/Republic/UMC)

19: ShitKid - Is It (PNKSLM Recordings)

19: Sterling Ball, John Ferraro & Jim Cox - The Mutual Admiration Society (Mascot Label Group)

19: Various Artists - Stax Singles Vol. 4 (UMC)

19: Fall Out Boy - Mania  (Island Records) 

19: TuneYards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (4AD)

19: Starcrawler - S/T(Rough Trade)

19: Gary Numan - Dance Deluxe 2 LP reissue (Beggars Arkive)

19: Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 2 (Matador)

19: The Go! Team - SemiCircle (Memphis Industries)

19: Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix - Overdubbed ( Echo Beach Records)

19: Van William- Countries (Fantasy Records)

19: Mudhoney - LiE (“Live in Europe”) (Sub Pop)

19: Lanco - Hallelujah Nights (Arista NV)

19: The Bird and The Bee-  Dearest Everybody (Indie)

19:  Shudder to Think - Ten Spot (Dischord) - vinyl

19: Grace Basement - Mississippi Nights (Indie)

19: The Shins - The Worm's Heart

26: Corey Gulkin  All The Things I’ll Forget (Indie)

26: The Fugitives - The Promise of Strangers ( Borealis Records)

26: Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti-)

26: Leaving Thomas - S/T  (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada)

26: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (J&R Adventures)

26: Ampline - S/T (Sofaburn Records)

26: Django Djngo - Marble Skies (Indie)

26: Omhouse - Eye to Eye (Indie)

26: Collette Savard  - Collette Savard and the Savants  (Indie)

26: Holy -All These Worlds Are Yours (PNK SLM) 

26 Andy Cooper -The Layered Effect  (Rocafort Records) 

26: Easy - A Heartbeat From Eternity (A Turntable Friend Records)

26: Idan Raichel- Idan Raichel - Piano - Songs (Cumbancha)

26: The Jim Cuddy Band - Constellation (Warner)

26: Jeffrey Gaines  Alright'(Omnivore)

26: Ben Miller Band- Choke Cherry Tree (Indie)

26: Humans -The Feels (Indie)

26: Blushing - Weak ( Austin Town Hall Records)

26: Nils Frahm - All Melody (Erased Tapes)

26: Jonathan Kawcuhuk North (Paper Bag)

26: The Prefab Messiahs - Psychsploitation Today (Lolipop/Burger Records)

26: Mary Gauthier - Rifles and Rosary Beads  (In The Black/Thirty Tigers)

26:  Backtrack Blues Band - Make My Home in Florida (Harpo Records)

26: Corey Gulkin -  All The Things I’ll Forget (Indie)

26: Danielle DuvalLose It (Indie)

26: Grand Analog -Survival (Indie)

27: Hegarty - Selling Your Soul To Sanity (Indie)

31:  Zaki Ibrahim -  Secret Life of Planets (Indie)



2: Hillsburn - The Wilder Beyond (Indie)

2: Raven and Red - We Rise Up (Line Crossing Records)

2: Hookworms- Microshift (Domino)

2: Kyle Craft - Full Circle Nightmare ( Sub Pop)

2: Johnny Dowd - Twinkle, Twinkle ( Mother Jinx Records.)

2: Justin Timberlake - Man of the Woods (RCA)

2: The Confabulation - Tunnels and Visions (Indie)

2: Emma Cook -Living Proof (Indie)

2: Caracol - A Paraitre (Indica)

2: Field Music  -Open Here (Memphis Industries)

2: DZ Deathrays- Bloody Lovely Out (Dine Alone)

2: The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes (Daptone)

2: John Oates - Arkansas (Thirty Tigers) 

2: Jesse Roper -Access To Infinity (Blue Heron Music)

2: Jann Arden - These Are The Days (Indie)

2: Bat Fangs - S/T (Don Giovanni)

2: Milk & BoneDeception Bay (Bonsound)

2:  Ellen Doty  - Come Fall ( Alma/UMC)

2: The SheepdogsChanging Colours (Warner)

2: SuunsFelt (Secret City)

2- Moaning S/T (Sub Pop)

9: Joan as Police Woman - Damned Devotion (Play It Again Sam)

9: Ezra Furman-  Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union)

9: Jimi Hendrix - Both Sides of the Sky (Legacy)

9: Toto - 40 Trips Around The Sun      

9: Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie (Xtra Mile Recordings)

9: The Olympic SymphoniumBeauty In The Tension (Forward Music)

9: Niklas Paschburg - Oceanic (Indie)

9: Dashboard Confessional - Crooked Shadows (Dine Alone Records)

9: Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending  (Domino) 

9: Leonard Cohen The Archives (6CD classic broadcast recordings set - Sony)

9: Good Lovelies - Shapeshifters (Independent)

9: Bradford -Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly  (A Turntable Friend Records)

9:  Legend of the Seagullmen -S/T (Dine Alone)

16: Michael W. Smith  - A Million Lights

16: The Choir - Artifact: The Unreleased Album (Omnivore Recordings)

16: Erica Blinn - Better Than Gold (Curry House Records)

16: Born Ruffians -Uncle, Duke & The Chief (Paper Bag)

16: Wild Beasts - Last Night All My Dreams Came True (Domino Documents)

16: Sameer Gupta  - A Circle Has No Beginning (Indie)

16: Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 3 (Matador)

16: Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems Compilation (Matador)

16: I'm With Her - See You Around (Indie)

16: Misty Boyce - Get Lost (Indie)

16: U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain / 4AD)

16: Ought - Room Inside The World (Royal Mountain)

16: Pop Evil - S/T ( Entertainment One)

23: Caleb Caudle -  Crushed Coins (Indie)

23: Various Artists -Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of WWII  (Six Degrees)

23: Beams - Teach Me To Love (Indie)

23: The Koch Marshall Trio - Toby Arrives (The Players Club)

23: The Doors - Live At The Isle of Wight 1970 (Eagle Rock)

23: Patrick Coman - Tree of Life ( For the Sake of the Song)

23: Lo Moon - S/T  (Columbia Records)

23: Big Little Lions - Alive and Well (Far Flung) 

23: Cindy Lee - Act of Tenderness (Superior Viaduct)

23: Frigs  - Basic Behaviour (Arts & Crafts)

23: Justin Hinds -  Travel With Love and Know Jah Better (Omnivore)

23: Renata Zeiguer - Old Ghost (Indie)

23: John Mayall- Three for the Road (Forty Below Records)


2: Sue Foley - The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)

2: Kae Sun Whoever Comes Knocking  (Moonshine)

2: Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds (Bella Luna)

2: Superorganism - S/T (Domino)

2: Joan Baez  - Whistle Down The Wind (Bobolink)

2: Lance Lopez Tell The Truth  (Provogue/Mascot Label Group)

2 - Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt ( Arts & Crafts)

2: Pedigo's Magic Pilsner - S/T (Indie)

2- Prism Tats -Mamba (Anti-)

2: Rachel Beck S/T (Indie)

9: The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling - The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

9: Liza Anne - Fine But Dying (Arts & Crafts)

9: Judas Priest - Firepower  (Epic)

9: Ross Cooper - I Rode The Wild Horses (Indie)

9: David Byrne - American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch Records)

9: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Tearing at the Seams (Stax)

9: Ensign Broderick - Feast Of Panthers (Six Shooter)

23: Foreign Films -The Record Collector (Indie)

23: Cavern of Anti-Matter  - Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic)

23: The Kris Barras Band  - The Divine And Dirty (Provogue/Mascot Label Group)

30: Broken Records -What We Might Know (Indie)

30: Frankie Cosmos - Vessel (Sub Pop)



6: Young GalaxyDown Time (Independent)

20: Kimbra - Primal Heart

Canadian releases are in red

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