Death From Above premiere a brand new video for their track ‘Caught Up’ today. The offbeat, visually stunning video is directed by award-winning filmmaker…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
Chromeo, has debuted “Bedroom Calling” featuring The-Dream – the second track from their forthcoming album, Head Over Heels. “We’ve been obsessed with The-Dream since…Read More
Earlier this year, Seattle based producer Sango released a new project. De Mim, Pra Você is the fourth installment in Sango’s Da Rocinha series….Read More
RHYE recently announced their sophomore album, BLOOD, will be released on February 2nd, 2018 via Last Gang Records. BLOOD follows RHYE’s debut release, Woman….Read More
Earlier this year, Huoratron – aka Finnish producer Aku Raski – announced his sophomore album, XXVI Crimes of Love, the follow up to his…Read More
After 15 years in the industry, Stars is almost a Canadian institution at this point, but getting there doesn’t come easy. Running on fumes,…Read More
Rhye recently released the new single “Taste”. The track is now available via Last Gang Records, and will be featured on the group’s much…Read More
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
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