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Roxy Music Box Set Details

July 5th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Roxy Music, a band that influenced everyone from the early punks to the New Wavers to the post-Smiths indie rockers, is set to release a 40th anniversary box set next month.  

All eight albums have been remastered (I can't wait to hear what they've done with the already gorgeous-sounding Avalon) plus they're throwing in two CDs' worth of non-album material. 

A full tracklisting after the jump.


The Toronto Subway Playlist Map

July 5th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Its official name is “The Stationary Groove: Toronto Subway Playlist Project.”  MAP Communications Consulting descended upon each station on the


Muse Releases Video for their Official Olympic Song

July 5th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

It's called "Survival."  Be prepared to hear this one a lot during Olympic coverage next month.  (Yes, you'll get a nasty message from the IOC when you click play.  Just click through to YouTube and you can watch it.)

Oh, and there's a new Muse album coming later this year, too.  Here's the trailer.


More Music from the Inbox: 04 July 2012

July 4th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

I'm hoping to attract some American readers today.  With 'Merica steeped in 4th of July celebrations, it's possible that many US sites won't bother posting much today.  

Maybe I can suck up a little traffic--except of course from people on the eastern seaboard still without electricity after that horrible storm.  Did you know that people have resorted to riding city buses just to keep cool?

Anyway, the final cull of the latest round of music submissions has fallen to Brent Chittenden.  Beware:  he just moved, so he might be a little cross.  

 

Artist: Wake Owl

Album: Wild Country EP

A little bit indy pop a little bit country and a little bit great, Wake Owl (who recently opened for Feist at Sled Island) have put together a great little ep that should be on everyone’s cottage campfire playlists. Well put together and just a great release.

Sounds Like: The road up to North Bay in the fall.

Link / Listen / Watch


Weekly Music Sales Report: 04 July 2012

July 4th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Things seem to be perking along here in Canada as far as music sales go.  We're still up 3% of last year (compare that to the US experience; see below).  And while CD sales continue to tank (-8% from 2011) digital sales are up 31%.

The #1 album in the land is--no surprise--Living Things from Linkin Park with a healthy 20,000 unitis sold. That's their third #1 in a row.  (I've never understood the appeal of LP, but never mind...)  

Maroon 5's Overexposed lands at #3 (18,000) followed by the Offspring's Days Go By at #4 (just 6,000 copies).

Rounding out the top 5, Bieber's Believe is at #2 (another 18,000 copies) and Adele is sitting at #5 (5,500 copies.)

Flo Rida is back on top on the digital downloads chart.  "Whistle" sold another 27.000 copies.



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