NEWS, NEWS, NEWS! It’s May and there’s a lot to report. Here we go:

PUP will be releasing their sophomore record “The Dream Is Over” on May 27th. The pre-order is still live. Act fast to get your hands on PUP’s exclusive pre-order merch (see: for more info). Catch the guys at their release show in Toronto or on the road in a city near you.

May 26: Phoenix Concert Theatre: Toronto, Canada
Jun 01: Pike Room @ The Crofoot: Pontiac, MI
Jun 02: Subterranean: Chicago, IL
Jun 03: 7th St Entry: Minneapolis, MN
Jun 06: The Vera Project: Seattle, WA
Jun 07: Doug Fir Lounge: Portland, OR
Jun 09: Rickshaw Stop: San Francisco, CA
Jun 10: The Echo: Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11: Soda Bar: San Diego, CA
Jun 14: The Sidewinder: Austin, TX
Jun 15: Three Links: Dallas, TX
Jun 17: The Masquerade: Atlanta, GA
Jun 18: The High Watt: Nashville, TN
Jun 21: DC9: Washington, DC
Jun 22: Philamoca: Philadelphia, PA
Jun 23: Great Scott: Allston, MA
Jun 25: Music Hall of Williamsburg: Brooklyn, NY
Jul 14: Ottawa Bluesfest: Ottawa, Canada
Jul 16: Now That’s Class: Cleveland, OH
Jul 17: PromoWest Fest: Columbus, OH

TUNS premiered their sweet summery single “Mind Over Matter” via Stereogum. Go to to stream/download the track and for details on the pre-order.

Pkew Pkew Pkew’s debut record drops June 10th with a release show set in Toronto at Smiling Buddha to celebrate. Find them on the road this summer:

05/21 – Pouzza Fest – Montreal, QC
05/27 – Homegrown – Hamilton, ON
06/03 – Phog Lounge – Windsor, ON
06/05 – Vehicle City Fest – Flint, MI
06/10 – Smiling Buddha – Record Release – Toronto, ON

With PUP
06/14 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX
06/15 – Three Links – Dallas, TX**
06/17 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/18 – The Highway – Nashville, TN
06/21 – DC9 – Washington, DC
06/22 – Philamoca – Philadelphia, PA
06/23 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
06/25 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

With Direct Hit
07/07 – Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
07/08 – The Pharmacy – Philadelphia, PA
07/09 – Cambridge Elks – Boston, MA
07/10 – Shea Stadium (All-Ages Matinee) – Brooklyn, NY
07/11 – Mill Hill Basement – Trenton, NJ
07/12 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
07/13 – Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
07/14 – Black Bear Bar – New York, NY
07/15 – Leopard Lounge – Buffalo, NY
07/16 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON

Stream the single “Asshole Pandemic” through Brooklyn Vegan now.

That’s all for now folks!

It’s a new year and lots of exciting stuff is already brewing over here at Royal Mountain HQ:

PUP’s video for “Dark Days” has been nominated for a JUNO Award and The Prism Prize. Kudos to our pals Chandler Levack and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux for continuing to make exceptional videos!

PUP also just dropped their new single “DVP” off of their forthcoming sophomore record. You can now watch the spastic lyric video up on The Nerdist.

The guys will be hitting Europe with Modern Baseball in April with headlining spots in London/Toronto/Los Angeles/New York to follow.
April 29: The Lexington: London, UK
May 26: The Phoenix: Toronto, ON
June 10: The Echo: Los Angeles, CA
June 25: Music Hall of Williamsburg: Brooklyn, NY

Hollerado will be flying over to Europe in a few weeks.
Feb 20: Old Blue Last: London, UK
Feb 21: Melkweg: Amsterdam, NL
Feb 22: Le Trianon: Paris, FR
Feb 23: Le Trianon: Paris, FR
Feb 25: LKA Longhorn: Stuttgart, DE
Feb 26: Live Music Hall: Cologne, DE

Pkew Pkew Pkew will be joining PUP at their sold out shows in NYC this Family Day Long Weekend (Ontario).
Feb 11: Waiting Room: Buffalo, NY
Feb 12: Saint Vitus: Brooklyn, NY

Alvvays will be heading to California this April to play Coachella’s double weekend. You can also catch them on the West Coast with Courtney Barnett and CHVRCHES.

We’ve been keeping busy signing some new contracts. Stay tuned…. more to come!

Summer is here and lots of cool (or should we say sweaty and gross) stuff is on the docket over here at RMR. First up – congratulations to ALVVAYS on their Polaris Prize short list nomination! Catch the awards live on AUX TV, September 21st.

PUP have been trekking across North America with Warped Tour. Get a taste of Pup’s road life (in cartoon motion) and check out their new video for “Dark Days” via Fuse TV.

White Reaper’s debut “White Reaper Does It Again” is out on CD, digital and vinyl. Head over to ++ and get your copy of White Reaper’s special edition blood red vinyl today!
Until next time…