As part of ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations, Arts & Crafts is preparing to release ‘X‘ - an entirely new collection of original collaborative recordings by pairing up the artist from the label roster.
The 10 tracks on the album include new compositions as well as fresh, unexpected interpretations from a list of artists that includes Broken Social Scene, Feist, Timber Timbre, Chilly Gonzales, Stars, Dan Mangan and many more.
‘X’ is available Tuesday, May 28 on LP, CD and in digital formats.
Apostle Of Hustle
Broken Social Scene
Gold & Youth
The Hidden Cameras
Ra Ra Riot
Still Life Still
Specific artist pairings will be revealed as May 28 approaches – this could get interesting. Stay tuned to Arts-Crafts.ca/xfor updates.
Arts & Crafts today announced a new photography exhibit in collaboration with Toronto-based celebrity and fashion photographer Norman Wong, chronicling Arts & Crafts label artists over the past 10 years. The original black-and-white portrait series features iconic favourite and never-before-seen shots of artists such as Kevin Drew, Leslie Feist, Dan Mangan and numerous other Arts & Crafts artists, as well as a special archival collection of personal, candid shots taken by Wong during Arts & Crafts tours, concerts and photography sessions. Continue reading →
Snowblink will be performing at SXSW this year and have a bunch of showcases over the next few days. Sadly, our inbox has been totally hammered with SXSW related messages, so we didn’t post this one in time to give you info on their set at SIX Lounge earlier this afternoon. For the list of remaining SXSW dates, see the list below the video.
Watch Snowblink’s video for Black & White Mountains via YouTube below.
Thursday Mar 13 Official A&C Showcase @ 10:00 PM at the Parish Underground (214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
Friday Mar 14 Solid Gold Day Party @ 1:00 PM at Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
Flagstock Acoustic Set @ 3:20 PM at the Flatstock Show (Austin Convention Center)
Official SXSW Showcase @ 1:00 AM at the 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn (500 N IH 35, Austin, TX 78701)
Saturday Mar 15 Bust Magazine Day Party @ 3:20 PM at 4407 Avenue C
Arts & Crafts + Goldenvoice today announced the lineup for a new eclectic, boutique music festival in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada.The assorted lineup including Phoenix, Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Hot Chip will play the inaugural edition of The Grove Music Festival, a one-day boutique musical experience set for August 3, 2013 inside The Commons At Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site.
Combining elements of larger, multi-day events like Goldenvoice’s world-famous festivals with the feel of smaller, community-based cultural festivals, The Grove places emphasis on themes of discovery, diversity, sustainability and environment. The lineup features established global talents alongside progressive voices in the new music space. French indie giants Phoenix and mashup king Girl Talk will share the stage with top 40 poster children Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (only Ontario performance), blue collar rockers The Gaslight Anthem, punk veteran / ex-Sugar frontman Bob Mould, Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt, electronic chameleon Pretty Lights, poppy Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop and garage buzz bands Wavves and Palma Violets.
Lineup 2013: Phoenix
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Gaslight Anthem
Specially priced Early Bird and VIP tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5) at 10am. Early Bird tickets are available while quantities last or until Thursday, March 7 at 10am. VIP tickets are available while quantities last.
VIP tickets include access to a VIP area with optimal main stage viewing, bleacher seating, VIP bar, shaded area, premium food vendors, VIP washrooms and fast pass VIP entry.
Regular-priced general admission tickets go on sale March 8 at 10am via Ticketmaster.ca and at select independent music retailers in Toronto and Buffalo.
Arts & Crafts announced the release of a definitive retrospective label album, “Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013″, which will be available worldwide on Tuesday, April 16.
“Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013″ is a deluxe package curated from a decade of releases, including some of the label’s most recognizable songs, as well as never-before-heard rarities. This release will be available as a 4xLP highly collectible special edition boxed set on translucent vinyl, as a deluxe double CD and in all digital formats. Physical copies are complete with a 24-page colour booklet including liner notes written by Stuart Berman, noted journalist and author of Broken Social Scene biography This Book Is Broken.
The album is available now for physical pre-order via GalleryAC.com.
Watch the video for Being Here by The Stills from ”Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013″ via YouTube.
Watch the video for Content Was Always My Favorite Colour by The Most Serene Republic from “Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013″ via YouTube.
Broken Social Scene – “7/4 (Shoreline)”
Stars – “Elevator Love Letter”
Zeus – “Are You Gonna Waste My Time?”
The Stills – “Being Here”
Feist – “Mushaboom”
Apostle Of Hustle – “Folkloric Feel”
Amy Millan – “Skinny Boy”
The Most Serene Republic – “Content Was Always My Favorite Colour”
Jason Collett – “I’ll Bring The Sun”
New Buffalo – “Recovery”
Feist – “I Feel It All”
Timber Timbre – “Demon Host”
Dan Mangan – “Rows Of Houses”
Stars – “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead”
Los Campesinos! – “You! Me! Dancing!”
Broken Social Scene – “Lover’s Spit”
Broken Social Scene – “Deathcock”
The Hidden Cameras – “Mind, Matter And Waste”
Amy Millan – “She Got By”
Apostle Of Hustle – “I Want A New Drug”
Cold Specks – “Grave Goods”
Ra Ra Riot – “Saccharin And The War”
Sally Seltmann – “You Don’t Know Me Anymore”
Los Campesinos! – “Allez Les Blues”
Timber Timbre & Tasseomancy – “The Darkness Of Things”
Feist & Constantines – “Islands In The Stream”
Stars – “Rollerskate”
The Dears – “Raise The Dead”
Brendan Canning – “Secretaries’ Party”
Jason Collett – “False Cassandra”
Dan Mangan – “Faults”
Chilly Gonzales – “Tarantelle”
Kevin Drew – “Apology”
Snowblink – “Blue Moon”
Canadian indie Arts & Crafts have announced details of the first event in their AC10 series which commemorates their 10th anniversary. The initial even announcement is the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival, held in Toronto on Saturday, June 8 at Fort York and Garrison Common.
Watch the trailer via YouTube below.
The inaugural one-day event will feature two stages curated entirely from Arts & Crafts’ diverse artist roster, co-headlined by a one-night-only return from hiatus for flagship collective Broken Social Scene and 11-time JUNO Award and 2012 Polaris Music Prize winner Feist. The lineup also includes Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Hayden, Cold Specks, Ra Ra Riot, Trust, The Darcys, Jason Collett, Zeus, Gold & Youth, and Still Life Still.
“Field Trip was built around the themes of discovery and community. In addition to world-class musical performances, the festival will incorporate local art, gourmet food and unique elements of Toronto’s proud culture,” said Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder and president of Arts & Crafts. “Field Trip is a celebration – not just of Arts & Crafts’ 10-year anniversary and our artists – but of Toronto, of community and perhaps above all else, of the collaborative spirit.”
Field Trip Ticket Information
Wednesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. EST: Limited $55 early bird tickets on sale exclusively at FieldTripLife.com.
Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. EST: Full-price $75 tickets go on sale at FieldTripLife.com, Ticketmaster and Toronto independent music and ticket retailers Rotate This and Soundscapes.
Limited $120 VIP ticketswill be on sale at all points of purchase (including during the early bird sales period). VIP tickets include priority viewing/positioning, access to shaded/covered area, exclusive food and beverage vendors, free water and VIP washrooms.
Toronto’s Hayden has announced his 7th full-length record, “Us Alone”, which is out February 19th via Arts & Crafts. Listen to the mellow side of Hayden on Old Dreams below which is lifted from the upcoming album via Soundcloud.
You can also watch the teaser for Old Dreams below via YouTube.
“There isn’t a particular recording story around this album,” he explains. “I didn’t go record in a Norwegian Village or at the bottom of a shrimp vessel. I walked upstairs where every instrument has a microphone and hit record. And, as usual, the songs came together over a long period of time.
Hayden emerged from Toronto’s indie scene with 1995’s brilliant “Everything I Long For”, performing most instruments on his records and almost always engineering, mixing, and producing as well as self-releasing on his own Hardwood Records label.
“I was moving away from so many records now (including some of my past work) where every song features an overwhelming number of instruments; it’s often hard to replicate things like that live. I wanted the sound of five people walking into a room and playing a full set. With the exception of some stellar help from friends on a song or two, those five people were mostly just me…”
Watch a “vintage” Hayden video for Bad As It Seems via YouTube below.