Happy cyber Monday everyone. We like shipping out fun packages of physical goods to fans of our artists, especially at this time of year, so we thought we'd participate and do a little sale today-only. First of all everything in our mail-order store is on sale in some capacity, including new releases by Basia Bulat and Suuns in both CD and LP format. Even our deluxe LP editions have been discounted, including items like the gorgeous gatefold 2LP edition of The Barr Brother's self-titled debut, and our recently re-issued classics, Plants and Animals' Parc Avenue on 2LP, and Patrick Watson's Close to Paradise both pressed on 180g vinyl. We'll also throw in some extra goodies for all orders over $20 and guarantee that orders placed today will arrive in time for Christmas. It's way more fun to wrap an LP than a gift card. Shop here.
Basia is featured in The New Yorker's "Winter Preview" this week to highlight her new release, Tall Tall Shadow and her upcoming show in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom on November 23rd.
To read the article, click here.
We're pretty excited to let you know that "Game Shows" from Plants and Animals is the musical accompaniment to the climax in the film from Magnolia Pictures Best Man Down. The film is currently in theatres in selected cities across Canada and the US and is available on Demand and on iTunes.
In so, the live version of "Game Shows" from the Pop Montreal show is ready for listening now, click here.
The complete Pop Montreal show will be broadcast by SIRIUSXM on Iceberg 161 and XM's The Verge 173 on Nov 22, 10pm EST and Nov 24, 7pm EST.
Plants and Animals are currently on tour in the US, see below for complete schedule:
11/08 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
11/09 - Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
11/13 - New Haven, CT @ BAR
11/14 - Portland, Maine @ Empire
11/15 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
Big congrats to Patrick Watson for winning a Félix in the category "Artiste québécois s'étant le plus illustré hors Québec" for a second year in a row at l'ADISQ.
Patrick Waston is on the Voir cover in Quebec City to highlight his upcoming Orchestra shows with l'OSQ on November 7 and 8.
To read the interview, click here.
Directed by Stephanie Comilang.
"As the days were getting shorter and summer was coming to a close I flew to Berlin to work with director Stephanie Comilang on a video for Tall Tall Shadow. We holed up in a studio with her creative team in Kreuzberg and didn’t see daylight for 48-hours. We made a secret, lo-fi dance club for ourselves and brought a forgotten camera and lost tapes back to life. We left with a video of light and shadows, equal parts a throwback to VHS and analogue techniques and an homage to a few of our favorite artists." - Basia Bulat
Basia Bulat's long awaited third full length album, Tall Tall Shadow, is out today. It's available on iTunes, Amazon, directly from us, and wherever fine records are sold.
Bulat was featured last week on CBC's Q with Jian Gomeshi, who called her "a musically gifted artist starkly putting herself in the spotlight." Now Magazine recently gave the album four stars, stating “aside from the fundamental beauty of her vocals, the raw emotion in every note creates a sense of intimacy,” adding “the title track is one of the best Bulat’s ever written.” Yesterday, The New York Times featured the album in their Sunday Playlist, gushing “Ms. Bulat has a voice well suited to interiority, warm and honeyed.” Her worldwide tour begins tomorrow night in Montreal.
Most of the songs on “Tall Tall Shadow” (Secret City), the third album by this singer-songwriter from Ontario, unfold like notes to self, even when they’re addressed to a notional “you.” These songs bear titles like “From Now On” and “Promise Not to Think About Love,” and strike a sound that nods to Fleetwood Mac and the early Joni Mitchell. Ms. Bulat has a voice well suited to interiority, warm and honeyed, though it cuts through the reverberant throb of the music.
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