“Debauchery” is off the duo’s II EP which was released on February 12 via Boompa Records. Scored by the digital dream pop tune, the…Read More
Boompa Records (launched in September 2003) was established as a music production company by Rob Calder and Scott L.D. Walker, fellow members of the Canadian Indie Band The Salteens. The label’s creation was marked with the release of The Salteens’ album Let Go of Your Bad Days in the Spring of 2003.
Beginning in Summer 2003, Boompa began their expansion into publicity services, music placement and licensing and artist management. As the label progressed, they further expanded to manage grant administration, tour management, promotions, booking and web services. Boompa has also organized grant administration for non-Boompa artists, including Hot Hot Heat, Destroyer (band), and Humans (Canadian band).
Boompa received positive acclaim in its first year, where it was credited with releasing “consistently excellent” music. The company was described by Canadian music critic Adrien Begrand as “the most fun [label] to discover” in 2004.
Since the label’s formation, songs by Boompa artists have been featured on such shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Joan of Arcadia, Dawson’s Creek, Degrassi, The L-Word, Alienated, Radio Free Roscoe and Yo Gabba Gabba! among others. Boompa bands and artists have also been featured at many festivals and music events, including POP Montreal, Canadian Music Week, SXSW, Halifax POP Explosion and Rifflanida. Internationally, Boompa artists have also made performances in Reykjavík at the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
From 2005 to 2008, Boompa was distributed by EMI/Caroline. Currently, they are distributed by Outside (CAN), Nail (USA), Lirico (JAP), The Orchard (Digital World). To date, Boompa has released 59 catalogues of music.
Mu, aka Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand, recently premiered their sophomore EP II in full, this week, prior to its release next Friday, February…Read More
Vancouver duo Mu, aka Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand, have signed to Boompa to release their upcoming sophomore EP, titled, II. The album comes…Read More
Vancouver, Canada’s Dralms has premiered a video for their single “Shook” this week in advance of the release of their debut full-length album of…Read More
Dralms, led by songwriter Christopher Smith, digitally released their debut 7″ single, “Crushed Pleats”, today on Fat Possum in the U.S. (Boompa Canada/Full Time Hobby UK) . The physical 7″ will arrive in the U.S. on September 16,September 22 in:Read More
The Belle Game have announced an upcoming tour of North America in continued support of their debut album, Ritual Tradition Habit, along with a remix video of the song “Wait Up For You” – watch above. The track was remixed by Vancouver artist STINT with the video “remixed” by video artist,Read More
The Belle Game have premiered the video for their single, “River”, today. The video was directed by Kheaven Lewandowski who said, “I thought it would be interesting to explore the ideas of the song through a character and subculture we’d never seen before. One thing led to the next,Read More