Autumn Brings Plenty of New Manitoba Music Releases

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The fall has traditionally been a big time for CD releases. Even for those who are far beyond their school days, September can feel like the start of something new and exciting. Instead of running to the stationary store for new pencil cases, music fans can run to their local record stores for no less than a dozen new releases from Manitoba artists.

On September 1, world music vocal group Madrigaia released its sophomore effort, Pléiades, at the Burton Cummings Theatre. At the same time, singer/songwriter Matt Epp (pictured left) release his full-length debut, You'll Find Me Alone at the West End Cultural Centre.

Paris To Kyiv's acclaimed new work of Ukrainian-influenced songs, Fragmenti, became available on September 6 on Olesia Records, although a CD release party will happen in the future. The following day, rock/pop trio Quinzy released pleasebabypleasebabyplease to eager audiences. The album features artwork by the Grammy-nominated Jesse LeDoux as well as producer credits to Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara).

Three CDs make their way to audiences on September 9. Popular roots act Scott Nolan will release No Bourbon & Bad Radio at Times Change(d), his first album since his 2002 debut Postcards. Pop outfit Pushing Daisies returns after a five-year absence with its lastest album How it Makes You Feel, which fans can get there hands on first at Silverado's. Metal act Children of Tragedy unleashes its self-titled full-length debut at The Zoo with Damascus.

Pop/rockers The Dingleberriesoffers up its own self-titled debut September 10 at the WECC with a little help from Dear Screaming and Paul Bergman.

Throughout the rest of the month, new music from other Manitoba acts will become available. The Attics - formerly known as Freeman - will officially release Once A World on September 15 with Matt Epp and The Morning After. Jet Set Satellite will release the anticipated Vegas the same day at Cowboys with The Saucermen. On September 17, George & The Class of '84 will release their Weapons of Mass Distraction at the WECC with friends HoneyEyes and The Volts. Local label Vinyl Republik releases the Lampshade's Modern Behaviour on September 20, recorded at Precursor Productions.

October's already shaping up as a good month for new music, with releases from The Perms, Propagandhi, The Quiffs, and Sinfoni on the calendar.

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