Leading up to their Coachella debut and less than a week after performing at the 2017 JUNO Awards, gold-selling alt-rockers Arkells release “Knocking At…Read More
Last Gang Records is a record label that was formed by Canadian music industry lawyer Chris Taylor and concert promoter Donald Tarlton in the Fall of 2003 at the Pop Montreal Music Festival.
As their music lawyer, Taylor had been working for the group Metric since the early days of 1998 and had literally “shopped” the band to over 100 record labels around the world but to no avail. He was prepared to release the album himself with his own money when he met with Tarlton. After viewing the Metric video for “Grow Up and Blow Away” (a single on a Metric album that would not be released until 2007) Donald offered to help Taylor realize his vision of introducing Metric’s music to the world. They formed a joint venture company under the DKD label group Last Gang Records. Metric released their critically acclaimed Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? in the autumn of 2003, and Last Gang Records was born. The label’s second signing, Death From Above 1979, was critically acclaimed and toured around the world three times in 2004/2005 before disbanding in the fall of 2005.
Last Gang was nominated as Independent Record Label of the Year at the Canadian Music Awards in 2006. Metric was nominated for a Juno Award in 2005 and albums by Tiga and MSTRKRFT won Juno Awards in 2007. A recent signing, Crystal Castles, were featured on the cover of the NME (June, 2008) and playing major festivals around the globe. The Toronto-based company also has its hands in publishing, licensing, multi-format releases, management and legal, pushing forward-thinking, progressive dance and alternative acts
We met with Graham Walsh and Brian Borchedt of Holy Fuck to discuss influential albums and were surprised to learn how bands like Metallica…Read More
Following the release of his debut album, Checkpoint Titanium, in September through Last Gang Records, Toronto producer, Harrison, is back to share a new…Read More
Today, Seattle based producer, Sango, is sharing a new track, “Dance For Blessings”. It is the first piece of music from his forthcoming album,…Read More
Toronto group Holy Fuck released a brand new music video last week for their track, “Neon Dad.” The track is off their May 2016…Read More
Toronto artist, Harrison, recently teamed up with Vancouver producer, Mesa Luna, to release an exclusive remix of his song, “Vertigo”. The original version is…Read More
Producer, Harrison recently released his debut album, Checkpoint Titanium. Today, Harrison is sharing a brand new mix via THUMP. The 80’s inspired mix features…Read More
Toronto producer, Harrison has launched his official video for “So Far From Home”, his collaboration with Young Guv (Ben Cook of Fucked Up, No…Read More
Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) has been busy with his band Operators. Since the release of their debut album, Blue Wave,…Read More
Following the release of his debut album Checkpoint Titanium last week, Harrison is back today to share a new video for his song “Vertigo”…Read More
Ahead of their North American tour supporting PUP, Canada’s Chastity release their rough-housing visual for “You’re Scary Now”. Directed by Justin Singer, the video…Read More
Today, Toronto’s Harrison celebrates the release of his debut album. Along with the album release, Harrison is also sharing intimate live performance videos for…Read More