While no less a gamble than starting any other business on your own, dedicating your life to becoming a successful career musician is no…Read More
Founded in 2002, Paper Bag Records has worked tirelessly to become one of North America’s leading independent record labels and continues to establish itself as an indie-powerhouse around the world. We’re proud to be based in Toronto, one of the most exciting and talent-rich music scenes in the world and we take it upon ourselves to serve up some of the best new music this city has to offer. We believe strongly in moving great Canadian music forward for the world to hear.
Back in the day, Paper Bag Records helped release Broken Social Scene’s “You Forgot It in People”, Stars’ “Heart”, and Tokyo Police Club’s “A Lesson in Crime”. Broken Social Scene’s album went on to win a JUNO Award, not bad for the label’s first year in business.
Paper Bag Records has been through a number of transformations over the years. We’ve assembled an incredible and ever-growing team of artists who continue to write sensational music and tour the planet. Our roster to date includes: Austra, Born Ruffians, CFCF, Cuff The Duke, Elliott BROOD, PS I Love You, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Slim Twig, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, You Say Party, and Young Galaxy to name a few. Get a feel of our artists by checking out Paper Bag Records’ “Downloads” and “Videos” pages.
2012 is set to be our best year yet. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary and, best of all, we’re looking forward to even more music as we add Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, The Luyas, Moonface, and JUNO Award winner Tim Hecker to the Paper Bag family! Sit tight and keep your ears to the ground for more information… or, to make your life easier, you can just sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know what’s happening.
Lou Canon has revealed her new single and her first for Paper Bag Records. Watch the video for “Coma” below. Lou Canon has emerged…Read More
The Rural Alberta Advantage have released a new song entitled “Beacon Hill,” which is about the wildfires that led to a total evacuation of…Read More
The Acorn is the project of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rolf-Carlos Klausener. Emerging from Ottawa’s underground in 2004, The Acorn has released 4 full-length albums, multiple EPs,…Read More
Jeen O’Brien is no stranger to the music industry, working in the past with such Canadian musicians as Great Big Sea and Serena Ryder,…Read More
The Luyas are streaming their new EP Says You in full ahead of its release on September 16th. Listen here. Pre-order Says You here…Read More
The Luyas have revealed their new video and title-track for their forthcoming release Says You. Watch the Amanda Bonaiuto-directed and animated video below. The…Read More
Young Rival have released their new, animatronic video for Strange Light’s “Oh Nancy” which features The Rock-afire Explosion. The band collaborated with Rock-afire Explosion…Read More
Princess Century (Austra’s Maya Postepski) is set to release Rendezvous on March 25th via Paper Bag Records. Listen to first single “Robber” below. “Rendezvous…Read More
Young Rival have released a new video for their single “Where’s It All Going” off their latest full-length Interior Light. The band have also…Read More
Tim Hecker’s forthcoming album, Love Streams, will be released on April 8th on Paper Bag Records. Today, the electronic composer reveals the lead track;…Read More
After the recent release of their latest full-length Falsework, via Paperbag Records, Young Galaxy have released a bonus track from the album. Young Galaxy…Read More