Braids Companion EP + music video!

Braids announce Companion EP with beautiful music video directed by Kevan Funk.

Pre-order Companion due out May 20th here.

Braids are a three-piece experimental pop band from Montreal. In the spring of 2015 they released Deep In The Iris, their standout third record. Companion is the band’s latest 19 minute EP, written during the Deep In The Iris sessions, and completed during a burst of creative energy in August 2015.

Here Braids use the Deep In The Iris palette to paint decidedly different vistas – joy, disaffection, thunderous explosion to delicate introspection, the minimalistic power of “Companion” to the patient blossoming of “Sweet World”. The EP offers a brief snapshot of a constantly-evolving group, perpetually exploring the edges of their unique voice.

Distinct in their own right, these four tracks are not to be dismissed as b-sides, outtakes, or the lesser of a group of songs. Though it uses Deep In The Iris as a compositional guidepost, Companion is a breathtaking journey all of its own.

Braids are going on tour! Dates below:

May 6th | Lawnya Vawnya Festival – St. John’s, NL – TICKETS
May 14th | FORM Arcosanti Festival – Arcosanti, AZ – TICKETS
May 25th | Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA – TICKETS
May 26th | Echo – Los Angeles, CA – TICKETS
May 27th | Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ – TICKETS
May 31st | Great Scott – Boston, MA – TICKETS
June 1st | Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA – TICKETS
June 2nd | Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC – TICKETS
June 3th | Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY – TICKETS
June 4th | Ritual – Ottawa, ON – TICKETS
June 17th | The Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK – TICKETS
June 18th | Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK – TICKETS
June 19th | O2 Academy – Oxford, UK – TICKETS
June 21st | Patterns – Brighton, UK – TICKETS
June 22nd | Start The Bus – Bristol, UK – TICKETS
June 23rd | Pickle Factory – London, UK – TICKETS
June 26th | Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK – TICKETS
June 27th | Arts Centre – Norwich, UK – TICKETS
July 15th | Pemberton Festival – Pemberton, BC, CANADA – TICKETS
July 22nd | Wayhome Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON, CANADA – TICKETS
July 23rd | Calgary Folk Festival – Calgary, AB, CANADA – TICKETS
July 27th | Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC, CANADA – TICKETS
July 28th | Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC, CANADA – TICKETS

Congratulations to Braids!


We are so proud of Braids for winning the Juno for Alternative Album of the Year for ‘Deep In The Iris’! They most definitely deserve it! It’s such an incredible album! :)

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out listen here.

Grab the album here!



Grimes’ incredible sophomore album ‘Halfaxa’ is now available on vinyl!
Order Physical: http://tinyurl.com/cyytzmw
Buy on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/jmd3koo
Stream on Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/jjhk6wc

TOPS’ Tender Opposites LP is now available direct from our webshop, and in stores worldwide from April 1st. You can also catch TOPS on the below tour dates!

Buy Tender Opposites on LP here: http://tinyurl.com/anay25w

April 4th | San Francisco, CA | The Depot – TICKETS
April 6th | Santa Ana, CA | The Observatory – TICKETS
April 7th | Pioneertown, CA | Pappy and Harriet’s – TICKETS
April 8th | Los Angeles, CA | Non Plus Ultra – TICKETS
April 9th | Portland, OR | Stamm Hall
April 16th | Fargo, ND | KNDS Block Party – TICKETS
May 5th | Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace – TICKTS

From Sean Nicholas Savage’s “Other Death”, available for purchase HERE



Helium Castle Pictures presents …


Starring: Sean Nicholas Savage
Created by: Angus Borsos
Produced by: Donald Arctic
Directed by: Abba Lucas
Edited by: Angus Borsos
Written by: Dhalquest Frame
DOP: Noonsio Moochie


Adam Byczowski
Airick Woodhead
Nicole Brenny

Thank you:
Britt van Sloun


Grimes vinyl available for pre-order!

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We are happy to announce that Grimes’ catalogue will now be available on vinyl!

Pre-order Geidi Primes for February 5th release here
Pre-order Halfaxa for April 1st release here
Pre-order Darkbloom for May 20th release here

Order his album Other Death HERE.

Catch him at the tail end of his European tour, dates below!
Dec 4th | Schorndorf, DE | Secret Garden Concert *
Dec 5th | Leeuwarden, NL | Neushoorn *
Dec 6th | Rotterdam, NL | Worm – TICKETS *
Dec 8th | Lille, FR | Winter Camp Festival – TICKETS
Dec 9th | Nantes, FR | Winter Camp Festival – TICKETS
Dec 10th | Paris, FR | Winter Camp Festival – TICKETS
Dec 11th | Bordeaux, FR | Winter Camp Festival – TICKETS
* Weyes Blood as support

Braids have shared a stunning animated video for their track “Bunny Rose” this morning via Noisey.

They are headed to Europe to play a few shows – make sure not to miss them!
November 6th | Reykjavik, IS | Iceland Airwaves
November 9th | Rotterdam, NL | Rotown
November 11th | Utrecht, NL | Ekko
November 13th | Brussels, BE | Botanique
November 14th | Paris, FR | L’Archipel
November 18th | Ramsgate, UK | Ramsgate Music Hall
November 19th | Birmingham, UK | The Oobleck
November 24th | London, UK | Scala
November 25th | Leeds, UK | Headrow House
November 26th | Bristol, UK | Colston Hall
November 28th | Prestatyn, UK | ATP Festival
November 30th | Sheffield, UK | The Harley
November 1st | Brighton, UK | The Green Door Store
November 3rd | Amsterdam, NL | OT301
November 4th Copenhagen, DK | Vega
November 5th | Berlin, DE | Kantine Am Berghain
TICKETS – http://braidsmusic.com/tourdates

TOPS released a new single today called “Hollow Sounds of the Morning Chimes” via SPIN Magazine.

Buy on iTunes http://tinyurl.com/q2b8lcp
…and catch them at the below tour dates

October 26th | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry – TICKETS*
October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall – TICKETS*
October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar – TICKETS*
October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe – TICKETS*
October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmont – TICKETS*
November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg – TICKETS*
November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall – TICKETS
November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada – TICKETS*
November 6th | Austin, TX | Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest) – TICKETS
November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar – TICKETS*
November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy – TICKETS*
November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout – TICKETS*
November 12th | San Fransisco, CA | The Independent – TICKETS*
November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir – TICKETS*
November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza – TICKETS
November 21st | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore – TICKETS
*Puro Instinct as support

Sean Nicholas Savage shared his new self-directed music video for “Promises” this week! Filmed by Better Person in Montreal.

Mr. Savage is going on tour soon! Make sure to catch him at the dates below.

Oct 10th | Washington DC | Paperhaus ^
Oct 11th | Baltimore MD | The Crown ^
Oct 14th | Boston MA | Middle East (Upstairs) ^
Oct 15th | Brooklyn NY | Silent Barn ^
Oct 17th | Montreal QC | Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. ^
Oct 18th | Toronto ON | Smiling Buddha ^
Oct 19th | Detroit MI | PJ’s Lager House ^
Oct 20th | Chicago IL | Shubas ^
Oct 21st | Minneapolis MN | 7th Street Entry ^
Oct 24th | Vancouver BC | Wise Hall ^
Oct 26th | Seattle WA | El Corazon ^
Oct 28th | Portland OR | Mississippi Studios ^
Oct 29th | Oakland CA | Leo’s ^
Oct 30th | Los Angeles CA | The Smell ^
Nov 1st | San Diego, CA | Soda Bar ^
Nov 6th | Berlin, DE | Urban Spree
Nov 7th | Warsaw, PO | Kulturalna
Nov 11th | Geneva, CH | La Graviere *
Nov 12th | Zurich, CH | Zukunft *
Nov 13th | Vevy, CH | The Rocking Chair *
Nov 14th | Lugano, CH | Il Casotto *
Nov 17th | Barcelona, ES | La 2 Apolo *
Nov 18th | Madrid, ES | Cats *
Nov 19th | Lisbon, PT | ZBD *
Nov 20th | Vila Real, PT | TBC *
Nov 21st | San Sebastian, ES | Dabadaba *
Nov 24th | Bruxelles, BE | Botanique *
Nov 25th | London, UK | Bethnal Green Workingmen’s Club *
Nov 26th | Brighton, UK | The Hope *
Nov 27th | Amsterdam, NL | De Nieue Anita *
Nov 28th | Arnhem, NL | Luxor Live *
Nov 29th | Leipzig, DE | Westwerk *
Dec 1st | Copenhagen, DK | Vega *
Dec 2nd | Oslo, NO | Bla *
Dec 4th | Schorndorf, DE | Secret Garden Concert *
Dec 5th | Leeuwarden, NL | Neushoorn *
Dec 6th | Rotterdam, NL | Worm *
Dec 8th | Lille, FR | Winter Camp Festival
Dec 9th | Nantes, FR | Winter Camp Festival
Dec 10th | Paris, FR | Winter Camp Festival
Dec 11th | Bordeaux, FR | Winter Camp Festival
^ Promise Keeper as support
* Weyes Blood as support

TICKET INFO: http://arbutusrecords.com/?page_id=1211