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
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.
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
Montreal band, Braids, continues its busy year with a new animated video – the third from their latest album Deep In The Iris. Tomorrow…Read More
Montreal’s TOPS are back today to share their new track “Hollow Sound of the Morning Chimes” online. Its release comes as the band launches…Read More
Montreal’s TOPS, have shared the video for their brand new single “Anything.” The song finds TOPS edging slightly more hi-fi than they were on…Read More
In the press release for Other Death, Arbutus Records warns that “this is Savage’s highest fidelity recording to date”, but it’s not him “playing to the middle.”It’s…Read More
Michael Stasis is a songwriter and artist living in Los Angeles. Since the age of thirteen, he has written and recorded music in tiny…Read More
RIP III is a bizarrely unique album. It plays like a mixtape, sounds like a compilation record, and runs the gamut from desert rock…Read More
Braids are a three-piece experimental pop band from Montreal. To record their third album, Deep In The Iris, Braids decamped to a series of…Read More
The Canadian electronic-pop/experimental trio Braids consists of Raphaelle Standelle-Preston (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Taylor Smith (bass, guitar, percussion), and Austin Tufts (drums, vocals) and…Read More