Michael Stasis credit Federico Valez

Michael Stasis shares a new track with us today called “The Necklace” via DIY.

Listen here: http://diymag.com/2015/07/23/michael-stasis-delves-into-the-unknown-with-the-necklace

“The Necklace” is off of his first release on Arbutus called ‘RIP III’ out on August 7th 2015. Pre-order to get orange translucent vinyl here: http://tinyurl.com/qjl43h4


BRAIDS are going on tour this Fall! Make sure to catch ‘em in the cities below!

Order ‘Deep In The Iris’ here: http://arbutusrecords.com/…

July 25th | Guelph, ON | Hillside Festival
August 1st | Detroit, MI | Tires | Detroit, MI
August 21st | Ottawa, ON| Arboretum Festival |
September 17th | Montreal, QC | Pop Montreal
September 22nd | Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace
September 24th | Chicago, IL | Subterranean
September 25th | Champaign, IL | Pygmalion Festival
September 26th | Saint Paul, MN | Turf Club
September 27th | Winnipeg, MB | The Good Will
September 29th | Calgary, AB | Commonwealth
September 30th | Edmonton, AB | Denizen Hall
October 2nd | Vancouver, BC | The Cobalt
October 3rd | Seattle, WA | Lo Fi
October 4th | Portland, OR | Bunk Bar
October 6th | San Francisco, CA | Bottom of the Hill
October 8th | San Diego, CA | Soda Bar
October 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar
October 12th | Dallas, TX | Club Dada
October 13th | Austin, TX | The Mohawk
October 16th | Atlanta, GA | 529
October 17th | Raleigh, NC | Kings
October 19th | Washington, DC | DC9
October 20th | Philadelphia, PA | Boot & Saddle
October 21st | Boston, MA | Great Scott
October 22nd | Brooklyn, NY | Baby’s All Right
TICKETS – http://braidsmusic.com/tourdates


“Suburban Nights” is the second single off of his album ‘Other Death’ due out September 18th.

Listen to ‘Suburban Nights’ here!

Pre-order the album and get it on limited edition blood red vinyl here: http://tinyurl.com/occ783s

Catch SNS Live at the dates below:
Aug 1st | Detroit MI | Tires – http://tinyurl.com/ogbc73o
Sept 12th | Edmonton AB | Heritage Amphitheatre – http://tinyurl.com/q86dcgg
Oct 10th | Washington DC | Paperhaus – Tickets @ Door
Oct 11th | Baltimore MD | The Crown – http://tinyurl.com/nqfbhv6
Oct 14th | Boston MA | Middle East (Upstairs) – http://tinyurl.com/pds3yp2
Oct 15th | Brooklyn NY | Silent Barn – http://tinyurl.com/qxtz2yl
Oct 17th | Montreal QC | Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. – http://tinyurl.com/p2zyjq6
Oct 18th | Toronto ON | Smiling Buddha – http://tinyurl.com/pha7pgt
Oct 19th | Detroit MI | PJ’s Lager House – Tickets @ Door
Oct 20th | Chicago IL | Shubas – http://tinyurl.com/npvktgh
Oct 21st | Minneapolis MN | 7th Street Entry – http://tinyurl.com/oxkgs36
Oct 24th | Vancouver BC | Wise Hall – http://tinyurl.com/naemo4w
Oct 26th | Seattle WA | El Corazon – http://tinyurl.com/orej6mh
Oct 28th | Portland OR | Mississippi Studios – http://tinyurl.com/pngn7el
Oct 29th | Oakland CA | Leo’s – http://tinyurl.com/poru4e5
Oct 30th | Los Angeles CA | The Smell – Tickets @ Door

Michael Stasis credit Federico Valez

Michael Stasis has shared ‘Crushed’, his second single off upcoming album, RIP III. Michael Stasis’ first release with Arbutus, RIP III, is out August 7th 2015. Pre-order the album to get limited edition orange translucent vinyl!

Pre-order ‘RIP III’ LP or CD here
Listen to his sun-scorched single  ‘Crushed’ via Dummy here


Arbutus takes on the D


Arbutus & friends from Montreal are hitting the road to come party in Detroit this summer. We are pleased to announce that Blue Hawaii, BRAIDS, Rollie (DJ), Majical Cloudz, Project Pablo, TOPS, Sean Nicholas Savage and She-Devils will be playing in a giant tire manufacturing warehouse, TIRES, on August 1st, 2015. Tickets will be available as of July 13th at UHF, Found Sound, Paramita Sound and Hello Records in Detroit, Phonopolis in Montreal, and Soundscapes in Toronto OR for $8 + postage by emailing tickets@arbutusrecords.com. COME HANG WITH US!

Date: August 1st, 2015
Address: TIRES, 6541 E Lafayfette St, Detroit, MI 48207 USA
Doors: 9pm til late (well… early?)
Tickets: $8 in advance, or $10 on the door
Event Page: Here
Presented by Arbutus & Tires

TOPS are hitting North America in the fall with Molly Nilsson! Check out where you can catch em below, and while you’re at it watch the new video for ‘Sleeptalker’ here.

August 8th | Kingston, ON | The Wolfe Island Music Festival – http://tinyurl.com/ohsmlm8
October 15th | San Fransisco, CA | Academy Of Sciences – http://tinyurl.com/qjgna4c
October 26th | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry – http://tinyurl.com/peh6fop *
October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall – http://tinyurl.com/qf6yx86 *
October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar – http://tinyurl.com/qgs2jw3 *
October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe – http://tinyurl.com/q737op2*
October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmont – http://tinyurl.com/pr9a26f *
November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg – http://tinyurl.com/pq8pzyn *
November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall – http://tinyurl.com/p2juzu2 *
November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada – http://tinyurl.com/okgbn5r *
November 6th | Austin, TX | Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest) – http://tinyurl.com/3vpxngh *
November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar – http://tinyurl.com/npqgtep *
November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy – http://tinyurl.com/ona6dzx *
November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout – http://tinyurl.com/qxeo8sq *
November 12th | San Fransisco, CA | The Independent – http://tinyurl.com/qypgjdq *
November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir – http://tinyurl.com/naexqyk *
November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza – http://tinyurl.com/nqzayks *
November 21st | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore – http://tinyurl.com/qdzw2x3 *
* – with support from Molly Nilsson

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Sean Nicholas Savage “Casablanca”

Pre Order Other Death, and get it on limited edition blood red vinyl!

This fall sees the release of Sean Nicholas Savage’s latest record, Other Death. Savage, a master of tenderness, reflection and projection, has released and toured relentlessly in pursuit of the rarer beauties found only in the nuance of pop song and performance.

Other Death was recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles as a collaboration with Agor, of Savage’s Arbutus labelmates Blue Hawaii, while Errhead of Doldrums plays on much of the record. Ramona Gonzalez Nite Jewel also makes an appearance, as do TOPS’ Jane Penny and David Carriere. This is Savage’s highest fidelity recording to date, with daring, captivating, and as always minimal and soft production style. In contrast to his usual introspection, Other Death is immediately more upbeat, uptempo, confident, inspired and delivers more consistent pop singles than any of his previous records.

Savage is not playing to the middle. Here he gives his listeners, those who crave a harder SNS smack, the energy they crave. This is the release fans will turn to when they want to feel the sophisticated, delicate, and enchanted music of Sean Nicholas Savage at its most brave, free and loud. It’s as if upon being tossed a copy of Other Life, Savage reads the message; “Other Life?” and throws it back at us in blood red, “Other Death”.


Michael Stasis – Venus Of Soap

We’re very excited to announce a new artist, Michael Stasis!

Michael Stasis is a songwriter and artist living in Los Angeles. Since the age of thirteen, he has written and recorded music in tiny homemade studios. For his first release on Arbutus, RIP III is the third in a “greatest hits” series. Largely self-recorded, his restless output (over two hundred songs) has jumped sonically and stylistically, leaving some listeners to wonder if it’s the same artist at all. Stasis calls it “playlist mentality”, a fractured approach borrowed from current listening patterns and dwindling attention spans. This intuitive tactic, he hopes, will keep people interested, rather than lamenting a bygone era of classic anything. RIP III is out August 7th on Arbutus Records.

Pre-Order here to get the limited edition orange vinyl: tinyurl.com/qjl43h4


Blue Hawaii is going on a Mini DJ Tour

Blue Hawaii DJ

Catch Blue Hawaii in the cities below!
June 12th | Barcelona, ES | LoLiTa @ Sala Razzmatazz (DJ Set) – TICKETS
June 13th | Berlin, DE | Acud (DJ Set) – TICKETS
June 20th | Paris, FR | Petit Bain (DJ Set) – TICKETS
June 26th | Madrid, ES | Mula Fest – TICKETS


Braids “Miniskirt” (video)

Buy Braids’ “Deep In The Iris” HERE.

Director: Kevan Funk
Cinematographer: Kelly Jeffrey
Styling: Mia Fiddis, Mila Franovic
Wardrobe by : Pitchougina, Renata Morales, Mia Fiddis
Make-Up: Frida Norrman, Ksenia Ogolikhina , Paula Lanzador
Editor: Kevan Funk
Camera Assistant & Stills: Grady Mitchell
Grip: Philip Prajoux, Chris Tobiesen, Bjorn Hermannes
Colourist: Zach Cox
Online Editor: Andres Landau
Production Company: Everything All At Once
Post Production Services: Victory Social Club
Special Thanks: Robin Léveillé, Norm Li, Patrick Campbell, Bernie Yao, Benjamin Loeb, Ken Tsui, Tyler Funk, Caitlin Byrnes, Pitchougina, Renata Morales, NJ Transit

Director’s Statement:
I’d been a huge fan of Braids long before I was lucky enough to be a collaborator, an element that made this video special from the outset. They came to me with a handful of very precise visual ideas that they had in mind, which in turn became my jumping off point to shape the rest of the video. I remember the first time I heard the song, I was simply kind of awestruck by the gravitational power that it seemed to imbued with and it’s bold, incendiary beauty. It’s a rare sort of source material to get the opportunity to work with. I wanted to create something that could compliment the track as opposed to trying to compete with it’s power. When thinking about the song and it’s content, I became very interested in the idea of commodification and control of femininity in a patriarchal societal construct, and liberation from that restraint. A central consideration that emerged from that was a historical relationship to nature, in terms of the patriarchal and imperial societal impulse to control, conform and dominate. That dynamic and the songs authorial resistance to that entitlement is what ultimately formed the thematic core of the video.
– Kevan Funk, Director