FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, April 20, 2018

Another busy week includes offerings from  Kimbra, Old Crow Medicine Show, J Cole, Pennywise, Sting & Shaggy, Brothers Osborne, and A Perfect Circle. Strong Canadian content comes from Donovan Woods, Cancer Bats, iLLvibe, Michael Kaeshammer, Nightseeker, Dennis Ellsworth, and Attack In Black.

FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, April 20, 2018

By Kerry Doole

Another busy week for new releases. Notable names with new offerings this week include Kimbra, Old Crow Medicine Show, J Cole, Pennywise, Sting & Shaggy, Brothers Osborne, and A Perfect Circle.

Homegrown albums come from Donovan Woods, Cancer Bats, iLLvibe, Michael Kaeshammer, Andie Duquette, Nightseeker, Dennis Ellsworth, and Attack In Black.

Happy listening.


20: Alexis Taylor -Beautiful Thing (Domino)

20: Clothesline Revival - Holy Cow  (Iindependent) 

20: Cloud Castle Lake - Malingerer ( Bright Antenna Records)

20: Kimbra - Primal Heart

20: Drinks - Hippo Lite (Drag City)

20: Stryper - God Damn Evil

20: Cancer BatsThe Spark That Moves (Bat Skull Records/ New Damage)


20: Charlie Overbey - Broken Arrow (Indie)

20: iLLvibe - Antigravity ( Heavy Aux / Fontana North)

20: Michael Kaeshammer - Something New (Linus Ent)

20: Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness - Journey To The Beginning: A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds (Coastal Bend Music)

20: Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer (Columbia Records Nashville)

20: Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician

20: Pennywise - Never Gonna Die  (Epitaph )

20: Sera Cahoone - The Flora String Sessions EP(Independent)

20: Eric Corne - Happy Songs For The Apocalypse (Forty Below Records) 

20: Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada)

20: A Perfect Circle -  Eat The Elephant (BMG)

20: Lord Huron - Vide Noir

20: Elke - Bad Metaphors (Indie)

20: Small Wars - S/T   (Indie Vision Music)

20: Ruins  - Sample Size (Indie)

20: Young Valley - S/T' (Dial Back Sound)

20: Andie Duquette -Here We Are (Spectra Music Group)

20: Nightseeker3069: A Space-Rock Sex Odyssey (Royal Mountain)

20: Joe Goldmark - Shines Like Blue Steel  (Lo-Ball Records)

20: Pete Townshend - Who Came First (UME)

20: Ryan Vail  -Distorted Shadows  (Quiet Arch)


20: Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree

20: Beat Degeneration -Searching For Some Heaven (Jigsaw Records)

20: Attack In Black Fake Love Songs EP - vinyl (Dine Alone)

20: Andrew Rathbun - Atwood Suites  (Origin Records )

20: Donovan WoodsBoth Ways (Indie)

20: The Gladiators - Symbol of Reality and Serious Thing reissues (Omnivore)

20: Faces On TV - Night Funeral (Unday Records)

20: Walter “Wolfman” Washington -My Future Is My Past (Anti_)

20: Ellevator - S/T (Arts & Crafts)

20: Brothers Osborne  - Port Saint Joe (UniversalCraft Recordings)

20: Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (Alligator) 

20: J. Cole- Kod

20: Dennis EllsworthThings Change ( Pyramid Scheme)

21: Peach Kelli Pop - Which Witch (Mint Records)

21: Hyways - S/T ( Union Zero)

25: Ban Bianca - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Indie)

27: Halie Loren-From The Wild Sky (Justin Time)

27: Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita - SOAR (Bendigedig)

27: Dr. Dog - Critical Equation (Thirty Tigers)

27: Chances - Traveler (Indie)

27: Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks - Powerful Stuff!, (Landslide)

27: Lee Aaron Diamond Baby Blues ( ILS/Universal Music)

27: Okkervil River - In The Rainbow Rain (ATO Records)


27: Sontalk - Act I (Sony Music Masterworks)

27: TebeyLove A Girl ( Road Angel Entertainment/Warner Music Canada)

27: Forth Wanderers - S/T (Indie)

27: DMA'S -For Now  (Infectious/BMG)

27: Cicada Rhythm - Everywhere I Go (Indie)

27: The Nightowls - We Are The Nightowls 

27: Jonas Bonnetta - All This Here (Indie)  

27: Van Morrison - You're Driving Me Crazy  (Sony Legacy Recordings)

27: Bad Breeding - Abandonment ( One Little Indian Records)

27: Life In Vacuum - All You Can Quit  (New Damage Records)

27: Aaron Allen - Judgement Day (Shakey Wheel Records )

27: Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer (Bad Boy)


27: Must Build Jacuzzi - Last Place  (Indie)

27: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - YRU Still Here?  (Northern Spy Records) 

27: Willie Nelson - Last Man Standing (Sony)

27: Tom Rush - Voices (Appleseed Recordings)

27: Bossie -  Not Pictured (Culvert Music)

27: Kid KoalaFloor Kids Original Video Game Soundtrack  (Arts & Crafts)

27: Jennifer Warnes -  Another Time, Another Place (BMG)

27: The Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready To Crumble - vinyl reissue (Paper Bag Vintage)

27: Acid TestJus’ Rite (Indie)

27: The Beat Escape-  Life Is Short the Answer’s Long  (Last Gang/Bella Union)

27: Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar -Run to Me (Indie)

27: Scott Matthews- The Great Untold ( Shedio Records)


1: D.O.A.- Fight Back (Indie)

4: Shakey Graves  - Can’t Wake Up ( Dualtone)

4: Middle Kids - Lost Friends (Domino)

4: Kiran Ahluwalia  7 Billion (Six Degrees)

4: Frank Turner  -Be More Kind

4: Reuben and the Dark - Arms Of A Dream (Arts & Crafts)

4: Pinkshinyultrablast - Miserable Miracles (Indie)

4: Felix Cartal - Next Season

4: The Young Novelists in city & country (Indie)

4:  Parkway Drive - Reverence (Epitaph)

4: Century Thief - Deaf Beneath the Waves EP (Indie)

4: Sam Lewis -  Loversity

4: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders - Blue Poles  (Terrible Records)

4: Birds of Chicago - Love in Wartime (Signature Sounds Recordings)

4 The Lay Awakes - Home Away From Home- (Indie)

4: Matthew BarberPhase Of The Moon (Outside)

4: Brian Eno- Music For Installations (UMC)

4: Ihsahn -  Àmr ( Candlelight/Spinefarm)

4: Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives - Remixes 

4: Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs - Clippety Clop (Transdreamer Records via The Orchard)

4: Royce 5’9”  - Book of Ryan, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.)


4: Arthur Alexander - One Bar Bar Left (Dead Beat Records)

11: Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son ( Fantasy Records) 

11: Molly Johnson - Meaning To Tell Ya (Universal Music Canada)

11: Ellen Starski - The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants (Indie)

11: Beatrice Deer My All To You (Indie)

11: GOSH! - Odyssey  ( Nicey Music)

11: Little Junior Hi (Royal Mountain)

11: Steve Hill - The One-Man Blues Rock Band (Indie)

11: Silver Dapple  Moody Boots (Indie)

11: Jerry GranelliDance Hall -vinyl version  (Justin Time Records)

11: Hit Bargain - Potential Maximizer (Buzz)

11: The Vintage Martins - Traveled (Eastwood)

11: Hawktail - Unless (Indie)

11: Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main (Arts & Crafts)

11: Matt Finucane- Ugly Scene (Indie)

11: Loreena McKennitt Lost Souls (Indie)

11: Beach House  7

11: Red Hare - Little Acts of Destruction (Dischord/Hellfire)

11: Serge Fiori and Richard Séguin - Deux cents nuits à l’heure XL (Sony)

11: Buck Owens and the Buckaroos - The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967–1970 (Omnivore)

16: Valeria Matzner  - Anima (Indie)

18: The Lucky Losers - Blind Spot -(Dirty Cat Records)

18: Dana SiposTrick of the Light (Roaring Girl Records)


18: Bruce Springsteen -The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996 (Columbia)

18: Some Professional Help - S/T (Indie) 

18: Clarence Bucaro   Passionate Kind ( 20/20 Records)

18: Gretchen Peters- Dancing With The Beast (Proper Records)

18: The Sidekicks  Happiness Hours (Indie)

18: Catherine Bent  Ideal (Indie)

 18: Feel Alright - In Bad Faith (Pleasence Records)

 18: Indridi -ding ding (figureight records)

18: Locksmith Isidore - After Caroline (Northern Spy Records)

18: Jay Douglas - Lovers Paradise (Best Of) (Slammin' Media)

18: Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Are YOU One of Jay's Kids?  (Manifesto Records)

18: The Holy Gasp The Love Songs Of Oedipus Rex (Indie)

18 Pharis & Jason Romero - Sweet Old Religion (Indie)

18: Pink Floyd - PULSE reissue (Sony)

18: Ray LaMontagne - Part Of The Light (RCA)

18: Steve Dawson Lucky Hand (Black Hen)

18: Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop/Milk! Records)

18: Steve Miller Band  Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)

18: Jennifer Castle - Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors / Idée Fixe)

18, Paul McCartney - NEW, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, Wings Greatest, Thrillington Reissues (MPL/Capitol)

18: Michael Rault - It's A New Day Tonight  (Sleepless Records) 

18: POSTDATA Let's Be Wilderness ( Paper Bag Records)

18: James Bay - Electric Light  (Republic Records/Universal Music Canada)

18: The Kut - Valley of Thorns (Cargo)

18: Astral Swans Strange Prison (Saved By Vinyl)

18: Frog Eyes - Violet Psalms  (Indie)

18: The Slyde - Awakening (Indie)

19: Wire-  Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, 154. Special edition reissues (pinkflag)

21: Anndy Negative - S.O.S. (Indie)

25: Fortunate Ones  - Hold Fast  (Old Farm Pony Records)

25: Jo Passed - Their Prime  (Royal Mountain Records)

25: Bernice - Puff (Arts & Crafts)

25: Del McCoury Band - Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass

25: Chad Valley - Imaginary Music (Paper Bag) 

25:  Michael Feuerstack Natural Weather (Indie)

25: Kamaal Williams - The Return (Black Focus Records)

25: Long Branch - Found the Setting Sun (DWR)

25: For Esmé - Righteous Woman (Indie)

25: L Con - Insecurities In Being ( Wildlife Sanctuary Sound)

25:  Bonjay - Lush Life (Mysteries of Trade)


1: Natalie Prass -The Future and The Past (ATO Records)

1: Warmduscher - Whale City (Leaf)

1: Karen Jonas - Butter (Indie)

1: Nicki Bluhm - To Rise You Gotta Fall (Compass)

1: Neko Case - Hell-On (Anti_)

1: Monowhales - Control Freak (Indie)

1: Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer (Sub Pop)

1:  Ghost - Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings) 

1: Chuck Westmoreland - Long Winter Rodeo (Black & Gold)

1: Tami Neilson Sassafrass! ( Outside Music)

1: Animal Parts -La Jeunesse / Wysteria (Indie)

1: Def Leppard Rock Of Ages  Box Sets, Volume One

1: Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of  (Warp Records)

2: Eamon McGrath - Tantramar  (Saved By Vinyl)

15: The Mallett Brothers Band-  Vive L’Acadie (Indie)

15: Dos Santos-  Logos (International Anthem)

15: Danny Mulhern - Safe House  1631 Recordings)

15:  Ben Caplan  - Old Stock (Rhyme and Reason Records)

15: Culture Abuse - Bay Dream (Indie)

15: Wilko Johnson - Blow Your Mind  (UMC)

15: The Slocan Ramblers - Queen City Jubilee  (Indie)

15: Tenderlonious The Shakedown ( 22a Records)

15: Gene Clark - Gene Clark Sings for You (Omnivore Recordings)

22: Field Division - Dark Matter Dreams (Bella Union)

22: James Williamson and the Pink Hearts- Behind the Shade  (Leopard Lady Records)

29: The Rubens - LO LA RU (Indie)

29: Let's Eat Grandma -  I’m All Ears (Transgressive Records)

29: Jim James - Uniform Distortion  (ATO)


6: Kutiman -Don't Hold Onto The Clouds (Siyal Music)

13: Breathe Panel - S/T  (FatCat Records)

13: Wilder Maker - S/T (Northern Spy)

13: Amy Shark - Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music Entertainment Australia)


17: Great Lake Swimmers -The Waves, The Wake (Nettwerk)

Canadian releases are in red

DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

Chart Beat

Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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