The day started off with us catching the last bit of Tokyo Police Club’s set at the Canada Blast Party. They were playing a…Read More
Arbutus is an artistic community based in Montreal. Beginning as a DIY loft space, Arbutus Records developed to cultivate and promote the bands associated with the space. Emphasis on friendship and collaboration within the scene has lead to an increasingly multimedia oriented endeavor, moving beyond a label to include film and literature.
Arbutus develops a scene and culture, with each member’s success contributing to the success of the whole. Individual talents combine for a stronger product and artistic identity. We are not bound by a particular aesthetic direction, but rather excel in the diversity created by this cross pollination. The artists involved are pointedly distinct from one another, and this range of individual input results as one of strongest qualities presented in the art.
We are not an archetypical record label, rather Arbutus is the vessel for a scene and artistic movement.
Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth will release her new record Darling Of The Afterglow later this month, and today she shares the…Read More
For Sugar At The Gate, their forthcoming third album, Montreal’s TOPS peaced out to LA. They lived and recorded at ‘Glamdale’, a mini-mansion and…Read More
Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister is streaming her sophomore album Field of Love a week ahead of its release date,…Read More
Artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth will release her forthcoming sophomore album in March. Today she has shared the album track and video “Afterglow”,…Read More
Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister has shared her new track “Moment 2 Moment” from her upcoming sophomore album Field of…Read More
Today Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth announced her second album, Darling of the Afterglow. The album will be released through Arbutus/Bella Union…Read More
Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant aka Mozart’s Sister has announced the release of her sophomore album Field of Love. Her new record is…Read More
Last week, the Montreal trio Braids released an appendix to their lauded 2015 LP ‘Deep In The Iris,’ a 19 minute EP ‘Companion.’ Today,…Read More
Written during the recording of Braids’ uplifting 2015 LP Deep in the Iris, the four track Companion EP is a somber take on the…Read More
Braids’ new EP Companion follows last year’s JUNO Award-winning and Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted Deep In The Iris. Deep In The Iris launched several worldwide…Read More
TOPS released their single “Anything” in September 2015 via Arbutus Records. While the audio is sharper than ever before, the video, shot on a…Read More