FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 19, 2018

Ear-catchers this week include First Aid Kit, Glen Hansard, The Shins, Joe Perry, Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips, Shudder To Think, Belle & Sebastian, Gord Bamford, Bahamas, Cadence Weapon, and Andre Ethier.

FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 19, 2018

By Kerry Doole

The holiday drought of new album releases is definitely over, with a treasure trove of offerings clamouring for your attention this week.

Eye-catching international names include First Aid Kit, Glen Hansard, The Shins, Joe Perry, Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips, Shudder To Think, Belle & Sebastian, and up 'n comers Starcrawler.

A potent Canadian lineup is headed by Gord Bamford, Bahamas, Cadence Weapon, Anvil, and Andre Ethier.

Notable reissues range from Gary Numan's pioneering synth-pop to classic Stax soul.

Happy listening



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

19: François Richard QuartetLibération (Effendi/Naxos)


19: Porches -The House (Domino)

19: Sarah Cripps - S/T (Indie)

19: Joe Perry -Sweetzerland Manifesto (Roman Records)

19: Hyvmine - Earthquake (Indie)

19: Anvil - Pounding The Pavement (Steamhammer)

19: Sonic Prophecy - Savage Gods (Rockshots Records)

19: R. Finn-  Collecting Trip (Indie)

19: John Gorka -True In Time (Red House)

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

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

19: Dinola - Up High (Saustex Records

19: First Aid Kit - Ruins (Sony)

19: Phillip Phillips - Collateral (Interscope)

19: SiR - S/T (TDE)

19: Gord Bamford Neon Smoke (Sony)

19: Cadence WeaponS/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: Tune-Yards -  I Can Feel You Creep Into My PrivateLife (4AD)

19: Starcrawler - S/T(Rough Trade)

19: Thompson Egbo-Egbo - A New Standard (Entertainment One Music Canada)

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 GulkinAll 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: Emma-LeeFantasies: Volume 2 (Special Agent Records)

26: Django Django - 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: EXEK - Ahead of Two Thoughts (W.25TH )

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: Laila Biali - S/T (Indie)

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


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

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 & Bone Deception Bay (Bonsound)

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

2: The Sheepdogs Changing Colours (Warner)

2: SuunsFelt (Secret City)

2- Moaning - S/T (Sub Pop)

2: Rhye - Blood

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: MGMT - Little Dark Age (Columbia Records)

9: Toto - 40 Trips Around The Sun      

9: The Rough & Tumble - We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know (Indie)  

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

9: The Wombats  - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (Kobalt Music Recordings)

9: The Olympic Symphonium Beauty 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)

11: Midnight Shine - High Road (Indie)

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)

19: Francis Macdonald -Hamilton Mausoleum Suite (Indie)

20: Harvey McLaughlin - Tabloid News (Saustex)

23: Caleb Caudle -  Crushed Coins (Indie)

23: Charlotte Day Wilson - Stone Woman (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: Mayhemingways - Skip Land (Indie)

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

23: Grounders  Coffee & Jam  (Nevado Music)

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)

23: Shy Kids - In A State (Indie)


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

2: Kae SunWhoever Comes Knocking  (Moonshine)

2: Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds (Bella Luna)

2: Superorganism - S/T (Domino)

2: UB40 - A Real Labour Of Love (Universal Music )

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

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

 2: Chris Smither - Call Me Lucky  (Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert,)

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 BeckS/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: Scenic Route to Alaska - Tough Luck  (popTrip Records)

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: Torgeir Waldemar Jamais Vu ( Jansen Records)

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

16: Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop)

16:  Scotty McCreery  Seasons Change (Triple Tigers Records) 

16: Rich Aucoin - Hold (Indie)

23: Kasbo - Places We Don’t Know (Counter Records)

23: Yamtantaka // Sonic Titan - Dirt  (Paper Bag Records)

23: Foreign Films -The Record Collector (Indie)

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

23: Jack White - Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia)

23: Mathew V - The Fifth (Indie)

23: Preoccupations - New Material (Flemish Eye)

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

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

30: Lindi Ortega - Liberty (Indie)

30: Frankie Cosmos - Vessel (Sub Pop)



6: Young GalaxyDown Time (Indie)

6: Hey Ocean!  - The Hurt of Happiness  (Indie)

6: Royal Wood - Ever After The Farewell (Indie)

6:  EELS - The Deconstruction ( E Works/[PIAS])

13: Concrete Knives - Our Hearts (Room Records)

13: Josh Rouse -Love In The Modern Age (Yep Roc)

20: Kimbra - Primal Heart

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

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

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There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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