Like many of her previous solo records, Emily Haines constructs some dark magic on her piano with Choir of The Mind. Through all the…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
Metric’s frontwoman Emily Haines’ forthcoming release Choir of the Mind. The new album for her project The Soft Skelton is out September 15 on…Read More
Finally back on a steady tear with their writing, Toronto’s Death From Above (now free of their 1979) isn’t sticking to their classic garage…Read More
Yesterday, Montreal band Stars, released their latest single “Real Thing”. Today they are sharing cover artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming new album, There…Read More
Emily Haines has shared the new video for the “Statuette”, taken from the Metric frontwoman’s forthcoming album Choir of The Mind. Until the album…Read More
This week, Ryan Hemsworth shared his new single, “Hunnid” the track features legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 and Atlanta’s Yakki, and the accompanying Ferris…Read More
Ahead of the release of, Choir of the Mind—the new solo album from Metric frontwoman Emily Haines, comes the video for the second album…Read More
Stars have made their career telling the tales we keep in the darkest, and most hopeful parts of our souls. Delivering the hard and…Read More
Today, Death From Above have released the new track, “Freeze Me.” The merchants of death dance discord made a conscious decision to embrace their…Read More
Emily Haines is a woman who sees the importance of the cyclical nature of time. Now a decade on from the release of her…Read More
Black Asteroid – the moniker of Bryan Black, techno producer who cut his teeth as a sound designer and keyboard tech for Prince at…Read More
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