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
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.
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
Jane Penny and David Carriere from the band Tops, recently guested on an episode of ‘Records in my life.’ The two bandmates talked about…Read More
Braids, the experimental pop band from Montreal. To record their new LP, Deep In The Iris, the band located to differnet retreats in the…Read More
Jane Penny is the charming voice behind catchy Montreal pop group TOPS. She is also the director behind such videos as “Change of Heart”,…Read More
No sleep till Brighton. A small city on the southern coast of Britain. Home to strong winds, grey skies and Nick Cave, and known for its 1960s Mods vs. Rockers scene. This touristy town makes London look like a,Read More
Brooklyn trio SoftSpot shares a reinterpretation of their song “Crosswinds,” from their recently released sophomore album MASS. Stepping away from their usual approach to instrumentation,Read More
Bermuda Waterfall is Sean Nicholas Savage’s most earnest record to date. The Edmontonian, who has released a ridiculous ten albums previously since 2008, has never stayed in any particular groove—instead,Read More
Doldrums Announces North American tour with Sleigh Bells starting October 10th through the last week of November. Their Release of ‘”Reality Lite’ Mixtape” is now available. Highlights include Lana Del Rey, Arthur Russell, Tears For Fears, and Neil Young. You can download it for free,Read More
After having released their debut Native Speaker in 2011, and hot off the heels of their 12″ single In Kind // Amends, BRAIDS have returned with their new LP Flourish // Perish out August 20th on Arbutus Records.Read More
Montreal based art rockers BRAIDS are to release a four track EP entitled In Kind // Amends which is out on Arbutus Records on the 11th June this year. After the departure of one band member last year, the band currently consists of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts and Taylor SmithRead More
The two decided to make Untogether in 2012; they began recording on New Years Day in Vancouver and intermittently worked on the project until summer broke in Montreal. The music followed their winter in CanadaRead More