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Century Thief is a six-piece indie rock group based in Toronto, Ontario. They are a blend of introspection and energy, sometimes soft, sometimes noisy experimental indie rock featuring brass, woodwinds, keys, guitars, bass, drums and multi-layered vocal harmonies.
Century Thief's first full-length album Reverie was released in the fall of 2015, garnering over 230,000 listens on Spotify and receiving airplay and positive reviews by critics in Europe and North and America. In early 2016 they released their first music video for the single Pillar which was created by Shawn Robertson.
While writing and recording, they embarked on tours throughout Ontario, Québec, and many East Coast provinces. They have participated in multiple Ontario music festivals such as NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, In the Soil, Toronto Festival of Beers, TWiMfest, and Out of the Box.
In the spring of 2016 they isolated themselves at a farmhouse in Northern Ontario for a week and a half to begin working on their new material. In November 2016 they released the first single You are here, which is about the struggle to grasp beyond the limitations of perception to find a larger meaning. In October 2017 they released their second single “Science of Solace” which is about waking up submerged in a lake and deciding whether to return to the surface, to grow some gills and start a new life, or just sink into the next world. In spring of 2018 they will release the first EP from these sessions.
MAJOR LOVE is the moniker of Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown - and a new album featuring members of Scenic Route To Alaska, Jesse and the Dandelions, Elijah Abrams (Oh Susanna), Brian Moyer & Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano). From Edmonton, Alberta by way of Kingston, Ontario, they make soulful pop-rock music for their hoser friends.
In a London (UK) bar, 7000 kms from home, a bond was born between she and the boys of Scenic Route To Alaska. Drawing equally on 1960's Motown and soulful synth-rock anthems, an album was tracked a month later during a summer heatwave, with Jesse (and the Dandelions) Northey on keys and faders, eventually adding multi-instrumental-mainstay Elijah Abrams (The Abrams Brothers, Oh Susanna) with mixes by Aaron Goldstein and Kenneth Meehan, and the singalong single 'So Good' by prodigious hit-makers Gus Van Go and Werner F.
These songs thrive at the intersection between Brown’s resonant vocal expression and SRTA’s spirited swagger. The eponymous debut album will be released on Cowboy Junkies' label Latent Recordings (Warner) on Aug 17, 2018. The first single 'Tear It Down' is in rotation on CBC Radio 3 and reached #4 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20. They were also chosen as a Sonic 102.9 Spotlight Artist.
PARASONA: the combination of latin words "Parabellum" (prepare for war) and "Potensona" (powerful music).
A passionate alternative rock band from Toronto, Canada. Parasona works to share their creativity with the world with powerful guitar, big drums and unique vocals that will provoke you to feel again. The band consists of Adam Lancia (Vocals, Guitar) and Joshua Golias (Drums, Beard).
Accepted to The Artist Entrepreneur program, Canadian music/ management label Coalition Music helped progress the band immensely. Thats where they performed in front of renown producer Arnold Lanni. Arnold took a keen liking to Adam's unique voice and the pair started working right away on their debut single "Fall Down". Parasona travelled down to California where the single was recorded. Working together with Arnold Lanni, Parasona’s song writing and overall vision has evolved. A great song has to resonate and connect with a listener and make the listener feel ‘something’. The listener has to be ‘affected’ in some way and that is what Parasona strives for in their instrumentals and especially in the unique vocals. The band is now working on their new EP with Steve Molella of Finger Eleven.