Anna Calvi – Strange Weather Video

Anna Calvi has released a new video for Strange Weather, which will be on the forthcoming EP of the same name, with a release date of  July 15th, 2014.  Anna Calvi and David Byrne collaborated on this stunning and haunting cover of Keren Ann’s original Strange Weather. The upcoming release is a covers EP, which will include covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mickasin and Keren Ann out on Domino Records.
Check out the video below for Strange Weather.

What’s Happening This Week

Sharon Van Etten‘s new record,  Are We There,  is out  tomorrow (May 27th) through Jagjauwar.  This is Van Etten’s fourth record, and most are saying this is her best record yet (and she’s already amazing!). NOW gave it top marks with the full 5 Ns,  check out what else they say in their review

Release Party!

The BB Guns / Omhouse – Cassette release show x2 w/ Petra Glynt & guest DJ Jesse Crowe (beliefs, Praises). It’s happening on Wed. May 28th @ The Piston (937 Bloor St. W.)

Chloe Charles will be playing 2 shows in Toronto. On May 30th, She’ll be playing R.O.M. Friday Night Series at Bronfman Hall @ 8:30PM.
And also on June 2 at Yonge and Dundas square as part of the Lunchtime Live Series at 12:30PM. Chloe recently won the Indie Award for best soul / r&b artist/group/duo of the year.



Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances Video

Sharon Van Etten will be putting out a new record Are We There (via Jagjaguwar) on May 27th.  Here’s something to tie you over before the record is out.  Click below to see the video for “Taking Chances” (Dir. Michael Palmieri), the first single off Are We There. 

New Releases!

This week we had some great new releases from Mac Demarco – Salad Days, S. Carey – Range of Light, Arthur Comeau – 3/4, Malachai – Beyond Ugly, Pattern Is Movement – S/T, White Hinterland – Baby and so much more!

And the releases don’t stop…the April 8th releases are just as exciting! Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time is making some noise and will at least get your toes tapping if not full on dancing!  Also Available April 8th: AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS – Enter The Slasher House, EMM GRYNER – Torrential, SUNPARLOUR PLAYERS – The Living Proof and much much more!  


Juno Awards 2014

JR_Valleyheart coverThe people descended upon Winnipeg this weekend for the 2014 Juno Awards. Outside Music has good reason to celebrate as our own Justin Rutledge picked up the Best Roots/Traditional Solo Album for Valleyheart! The album is available in stores and available through the Outside Music Store. 

EsmerineAlso a congratulations is in order for Esmerine on Constellation Records for winning Best Instrumental Album of the Year for their album Dalmak, which is available in stores!

The Arctic Monkeys Winning.

The Arctic Monkeys were busy at 2014 BRIT Awards, winning British Group of the Year and Album of the Year for AM, and also entertaining the crowds with a performance of “R U Mine?”

They also announced their summer plans which includes extensive travel plans throughout North America. Their announcement revealed they will be at Bonnaroo and Firefly Music Festival. Toronto will be lucky enough to host the Arctic Monkeys on June 21 at Molson Amphitheater.

Juno Nominees 2014

The 2014 Juno nominees were announced today, and we would like to congratulate all those who were nominated! The awards will be taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30, 2014.

We’re excited  to say that Outside Music Label‘s The Sadies have been recognized for their record Internal Sounds with a nomination in the Adult Alternative Album of The Year category, and Justin Rutledge’s Valleyheart is also nominated in the Solo Roots & Traditional Album of the Year category.

Below is a list of artists who are distributed through Outside Music who were also nominated for this year’s awards! Big kudos!  To see the full list of nominees, please visit 


 Shut Down the Streets – A.C. Newman
(Last Gang*Universal)


Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat
(Secret City*Universal)
Us Alone – Hayden
(Arts & Crafts*Universal)


Forever Endeavour- Ron Sexsmith


Internal Sounds – The Sadies



Nine  - Carn Davidson 9
The Ian McDougall 12tet LIVE  - Ian McDougall 12-tet
Our Second Set – John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra
Ripple Effect – Mike Downes
Look for the Silver Lining- Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson


New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light – Colin Stetson
Dalmak – Esmerine
Senna – Mahogany Frog
Down Home- Petr Cancura
Invitation – The Peggy Lee Band
(DripAudio*Fontana North)



Come Cry With Me – Daniel Romano


So Say We All- David Francey


Don’t Get Too Grand – Donovan Woods


Valleyheart- Justin Rutledge


Tin Star – Lindi Ortega
(Last Gang*Universal)



The Folk Sinner – Lee Harvey Osmond
(Latent*Fontana North)
Bison Ranch Recording Sessions – Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five


Volume One – The Devin Cuddy Band
(Cameron House*Warner)


We Still Move On Dance Floors – The Strumbellas
(Six Shooter*Warner)


Island of Echoes- The Wilderness of Manitoba
(Pheromone*Fontana North)



Come on Down – David Gogo
(Cordova Bay*Fontana North)
Can You Hear the Music- Downchild
Soulscape- Harrison Kennedy
My Guitar’s My Only Friend- James Buddy Rogers
(Blue Wave*Independent)
All Frequencies – MonkeyJunk
(Stony Plain*Warner)



Sabor A Café- Adonis Puentes
(Tumba King*Warner)
Lamentation of Swans – A Journey Towards Silence – Azam Ali and Loga R.Torkian
(Terrestrial Lane*Outside)
Walk to the Sea- David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana
Jumbie in the Jukebox- Kobo Town
Lume, Lume- Lemon Bucket Orkestra

New Releases!

So many great releases this week, and so many more to round out the cold cold month of January!

New This Week!!!!

The Hidden Cameras – Age (Outside Music Label)
Damien Jurado – Brother and Sisters Of The Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)
Mogwai -  Rave Tapes (Sub Pop)
Jeremey Jay – Abandoned Apartments (K Records)
Doug Paisley – Strong Feelings [Vinyl] (No Quarter)
Abram Shook – Sun Marquee (Western Vinyl)
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (Constellation)
Various Artists – V1/Killed By Deathrock (Sacred Bones)


January 27

Aa – VoyAager (Northern Spy)
Actress – Ghettoville (Ninja Tune)
Autumn Defense – Fifth (Yep Roc)
Dum Dum Girls – Too True (Sub Pop)
Gem Club – In Roses (Hardly Art)
Guardian Alien – Spiritual Emergency (Thrill Jockey)
Habibi – Habibi (Burger Records)
Eleni Mandell – Let’s Fly a Kite (Yep Roc)
New Mendicants – Into the Lime (Ashmont)
Peggy Sue – Choir of Echoes (Yep Roc)
Pontiak – Innocence (Thrill Jockey)
Skinny Puppy – Greater Wrong OF The Right (Metropolis)
Various Artists – Punk 45 Underground Punk In the UK Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz Records)