Sometimes there’s nothing better than a change of scenery to reset the mind. In 2014, Picture You Staring earned Montreal’s TOPS heaps of newfound…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.
In advance of their new album Sugar At The Gate, Montreal’s TOPS are back to share “Further,” the third single from the project. A…Read More
In advance of their new album Sugar At The Gate, Montreal’s TOPS are back to share “Further”. “‘Further’ lays between the realization that you’ve…Read More
Following the announcement of their new album Sugar At The Gate, due for release June 2 via Arbutus Records. Montreal based band TOPS are…Read More
Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister shares the new animated video for “Bump”. ROOKIE, who premiered the Jordan Minkoff-directed video described…Read More
After announcing their new album Montreal’s TOPS are back to share the video for “Petals”. The clip, which frontwoman Jane Perry directed herself. The…Read More
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
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