My Brightest Diamond’s have release the official music video for This is My Hand (Groundlift Remix). You can watch it below via YouTube. About the song/video, NPR Music comments, “The video…which borders on synesthesia in its degree of sensuality, uses evocative fast cuts as Worden and others writhe and reckon with their own flesh…Worden sings with unfiltered empathy and warmth, particularly to herself, pushing her own limitations and writing her intentions onto her skin.”
In celebration of their 100th release, Toronto-based indie label, Paper Bag Records presents #PAPER100 – an evening of music from Paper Bag Records’ extensive catalogue featuring special performances by bands from the label’s past, present and future.
#PAPER100 will take place at Lee’s Palace on June 18th as part of NXNE. Join the Facebook event here.
Paper Bag Records has announced the addition of Hey Mother Death to their artist roster. Hey Mother Death is the partnership of Laurence Strelka and Denma Peisinger, coming together from Paris and Nova Scotia respectively. Watch the band’s breathtaking and eerie JF Julian-directed video for Highway below via YouTube.
Paper Bag Records will be showcasing at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin. The Parish Underground (214 East 6th) will host the label’s showcase on the evening of Friday, March 20 and will be co-presented by the recently launched tinyrecordshop.com.
Wayne Petti will open the show with his psych-pop project Grey Lands, followed by Ottawa-based folk outfit The Acorn, indie-rock bands Frog Eyes and Elliott Brood, and rock ‘n’ roll duo PS I Love You with Princess Century, the side project of Austra’s Maya Postepski, closing things out.
Austra are closing the year out by playing a show at The Opera House on Friday, December 19th in Toronto. The band will be supported by Blue Hawaii, Petra Glyntwith a special performance by the Chinese Opera of the Soong Kam Wing Music and Arts Centre, to whom a portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated.
Advance tickets are $20.00, $25.00 day of show and you can purchase them here or at Soundscapes, Rotate This! and The Tiny Record Shop.
The Rural Alberta Advantage have unveiled another song from their upcoming third album. Runners in the Night is lifted from ‘Mended With Gold,’ which will be released on September 30 via Paper Bag Records. Watch the lyric video for the track below via YouTube.
You can also go to the Rural Alberta Advantage’s YouTube Channel for exclusive commentary by Nils Edenloff on writing Runners In The Night here. ‘Mended With Gold’ was recorded at Toronto’s Candle Recording with the band’s long-time live engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) alongside co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Fucked Up). The album is available for pre-order now here and digitally via iTunes.
PS I Love You have released their brand new video for the title track from their latest album, ‘For Those Who Stay’. The video was directed by the amazing Christopher Mills – watch the video via YouTube below.
‘For Those Who Stay’ is available on limited edition clear green vinyl, CD, digital, and cassette here.