Manitoba Bands Break the Ice with Spring Releases

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There is no stopping the flood of new releases coming from notable and new Manitoba acts this spring.

March saw the release of several new albums, including the latest releases by  critically-acclaimed noisecore outfit KEN Mode, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Emma Cloney, roots/blues band Hillbilly Burlesque, rock quartet The Root In Fluents, and indie jazz/folk act Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers.

Coming up this month, there over a dozen new albums hitting store shelves and getting the release party treatment.

Punk hop duo Rebel Yell kicks things off on April 1 at the Pyramid, releasing sophomore effort Social Studies alongside a new video for the first single, "Kill Em All."

Rockabilly newcomers WoodShed Havoc unleashes The Current State, out on Dollartone Records, at the Park Theatre on April 2.

World-travelling singer/songwriter Matt Epp and his band The Amorian Assembly will take over the West End Cultural Centre on April 23 to release At Dawn, although the album will be available in stores April 12. Click here to see the video for "Met Someone" off the new album.

Latin world music threesome Trio Bembe releases its sophomore album, Oh My Soul, at the West End Cultural Centre on April 15. Click here to download the new track "¿Dónde estabas tú" for free from The Loudspeaker.

Juno-nominated roots singer/songwriter Romi Mayes is set to release her new live album, Lucky Tonight, on April 26. The album, which was recorded in January in front a sold out crowd at the WECC, will be available in Canada through Outside Music, in the U.S. through Burnside, and across Europe via MeandmyAmericana.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Scott Nolan will put out his latest effort, Mongomery Eldorado, on Winnipeg-based label Transistor 66. You can catch him live at his CD release on April 28 at the Park Theatre.

The next night, country/rock act Jason Petric releases his debut self-titled EP at Joe's Garage. Click here to watch Petric's video for "I Don't Know the Why."

Head over to the Live Music Calendar to get details on all the upcoming CD release parties, including Seven Seconds of Fame (April 3), Cantor Dust (April 8), and A Broken Summer (April 17).

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