After four years, time apart and a lot of work on their own separate projects, Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex Cowan’s Blue Hawaii has released…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.
Montreal duo of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby AKA: Blue Hawaii recently announced Tenderness (their first new album in 4 years). The…Read More
Today, TOPS are sharing the new video directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick for “Marigold & Gray” from their latest album, Sugar At The Gate. Along…Read More
Together or apart, Blue Hawaii never seems to lose their touch. After four years without music, Blue Hawaii is not only on the verge…Read More
TOPS is one of those bands that’s always evolving in some way. Since their start in 2011, the Montrealers have seen bassists come and…Read More
Blue Hawaii, is the songwriting, production, and DJ project of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby. The duo, recently announced their new album…Read More
Today, have announced their new album Tenderness, will be released October 6th via Arbutus Records. The duo are also sharing the album’s lead single,…Read More
Moon King is the alias of producer, singer and songwriter Daniel Benjamin. Born in Toronto, the musician spent 2016 in Detroit, where the musically…Read More
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
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