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Beaver Sheppard “OG”

Stream the beautiful new record by our pal Beaver, over at his bandcamp!

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TOPS “Outside”


Listen to TOPS’ drop-dead gorgeous track “Outside”, up now on Vogue!
http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/arbutus-records-tops-picture-you-staring-stream/#1

Pre-Order the record HERE

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Sean Nicholas Savage “Darkness” (Video)


Watch Sean Nicholas Savage’s new Darkness video, and read his track-by-track breakdown of Bermuda Waterfall via BULLETT MAGAZINE.

Order the LP/CD/Digital HERE.

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Picture You Staring gathers strength through intimacy. Self-written, recorded, produced, and the result of 12 months holed up in Arbutus Records’ Montreal office-space turned studio, this album contains 12 impeccable examples of pop craftsmanship that will reward repeat listeners.

Singer Jane Penny gives a voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carriere’s seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. TOPS’ songs are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead.

LA-based painter Jessica Dean Harrison created the artwork especially for the release. It is a conceptual interpretation of the record’s title, continued in a large poster depicting a group scene, included with the purchase of a vinyl record. If you’d like to learn more about Riley, pre-order the album on iTunes and you will receive an informational PDF created by his bandmates that depicts his growth and development into a man. Or pre-order the cassette, CD or Vinyl here (record pre-orders come in Coke bottle clear).

Picture You Staring is out September 2th (in North America) and September 8th (in UK/Europe) on vinyl, CD, cassette and digitally.

PRE-ORDER CASSETTE / CD / VINYL: bit.ly/1pfeDM2
(vinyl pre-orders come in limited edition coke bottle clear!)
PRE-ORDER DIGITALLY: bit.ly/1z8oQOP

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Blurring the boundaries between indie music, filmic orchestration, and electronic music, Lydia’s debut ‘Right From Real’ thrives on haunting melodies and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical sources – Verdi’s Requiem, Ace of Base, Bulgarian Choirs, Bernard Herrmann, Tones on Tail, Art of Noise… just to name a few. This unexpected marriage of influence flows throughout much of Lydia’s previous work which features use of voice sampling and string arrangements woven into a unique pop fabric.

Right From Real is out September 30th, 2014 on vinyl, CD and digitally.

PRE-ORDER CD / VINYL: bit.ly/1ym8SjL
(Vinyl pre-orders come in limited edition Malachite green!)
PRE-ORDER DIGITALLY: bit.ly/1juplz5

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Arbutus X Cascine in Toronto!

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Tickets here!

 

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TOPS – “Sleeptalker”


TOPS’ “Change Of Heart / Sleeptalker” 7″ is now out! Listen to “Sleeptalker” above, and watch their “Change Of Heart” video – as well as purchase digitally or physically – here: http://tinyurl.com/l844bek.


Check out the above video for Kool Music 6′s “Hold On To Somewhere Lover”, directed by Vancouver based David Ehrenreich. Find this, and more, over at www.eprodux.com

“The video for Malachite is directed by my dear friend and long time creative collaborator Matthew Lessner and is choreographed by Propeller goddess and international Waacking champion Princess Lockerooo. Shot over a sweltering NYC summer weekend my friends pulled together their talents through a collective 105 degree trance. Only one one-of-a-kind Swedish camera was harmed (melted) but the footage was salvaged! Much love to everyone involved, the stray cats of Gowanus, and the full moon.”  -Lydia Ainsworth

Lydia Ainsworth’s debut EP Right From Real – Pt. I is out today. Catch her live on these dates:

June 12th | Montreal, QC | Picolo Rialto (Slut Island Festival)  – TICKETS
June 14th | Brooklyn NY | Shea Stadium (Northside Festival)
June 19th | Toronto ON | Edward Day Gallery (NXNE Festival)

 


Watch TOPS’ brand new video for Change Of Heart, a collection of footage they filmed while on tour in March 2014. The star studded video features appearances by Sean Nicholas Savage, Empress Of, Calvin Love, Moon King, Dylan III, and more!

They’ll be releasing a 7″ vinyl with tracks Change Of Heart and Sleeptalker, released June 23rd (digital) / July 14th (physical). Pre-Order it HERE.

Keep yr eyes out for an LP to follow in the autumn, and catch them at the following shows

June 12th, 2014 | Montreal, QC – Picolo Rialto (Slut Island Festival) – TICKETS
July 19th, 2014 | Toronto, ON – Wrongbar (Arbutus x Cascine Showcase) – TICKETS
July 30th, 2014 | Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (Blood Orange Support) – TICKETS