Upcoming New Releases!

There are a lot of great new releases to look forward to this month…here are a couple. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s to come!

Jan 21

The Hidden Cameras – Age (Outside Music)
Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)
Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Sub Pop)
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (Constellation)


New This Week:

Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – South (File Under: Music)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt (Paradise of Bachelors)
Painted Palms – Forever (Polyvinyl)

Check out these  new releases and more available through Outside Music.

Wild Beasts – Present Tense Out February 25, 2014

Wild BWild Beasts photo by Klaus Thymann


Domino is proud to present the fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense, out February 25th, 2014. Present Tense, the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Smother, is a dramatically new album – taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.

Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe (vocals, guitar, keys, bass), Tom Fleming (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Chris Thorpe (drums) and Ben Little (guitar, keys) took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of Present Tense. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance.

Considered to be one of contemporary Britain’s most innovative and vital bands, Present Tense sees the group’s ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights – boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms while retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

 Watch the video for “Wanderlust,” directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU.

Lists! Lists! Lists!

The year is winding down, and the best of lists are starting to appear. Exclaim! has come out with their Top 10 Country, Folk & Blues Albums of 2013.

Outside Music Label’s The Sadies has claimed a spot on the list with Internal Sounds which came out earlier in September.  Laura Marling - Once I was An Eagle, Phosphorescent - Muchacho, and The Highest OrderIf It’s Real all made it on the list as well! Click here to see what else made the cut!

Franz Ferdinand – Bullet

Here is a new music video for Franz Ferdinand’s “Bullet,” a dynamic 360 degree performance film directed by long term collaborator Andy Knowles.  “Bullet” was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.

I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy.” – Andy Knowles

After making the musical come back of the year with their acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino), marking a triumphant return to the Billboard Charts and delivering another radio hit in the form of lead single “Right Action,” the much-loved Scottish four-piece will return to the US and Canada for more blistering live dates in April 2014. Franz Ferdinand will have a stop in Vancouver on April 25th at the Commodre Ballroom.

Congrats, Justin! Canadian Folk Music Awards!

A big congratulations goes out to Outside Music’s own JUSTIN RUTLEDGE for receiving the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year for Valleyheart . The awards were presented this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta.

Justin Rutledge is currently on tour with Aidan Knight making their way across this fine country of ours.  See both Justin Rutledge and Aidan Knight in Canmore at Communitea Café on Tuesday November 12th,  Festival Hall in Calgary on Wednesday November 13th, Vancouver at The Rio Theatre on Friday November 15th, St. Ann’s Auditorium in Victoria on Saturday November 16th and at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current on Monday November 18th.

More tour dates here!





Gay Goth Scene (7″ Vinyl / Download)

October 4th 2013

Watch the Video Now at exclaim.ca

 “Gay Goth Scene” is the first single from The Hidden Cameras new album AGE, which will be released in early 2014 on Outside Music (Canada). The song has been part of The Hidden Cameras’ live performances since 2002 (mostly at shows around Halloween). Dark crooning on epic string chords, “Gay Goth Scene” was recorded by Ohad Benchetrit (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think) and was finally completed with the otherworldly vocals of iconic Canadian singer Mary Margaret O’Hara.

“Gay Goth Scene” is an observational fiction of a likewise fictional family conflict:

We don’t want no gay goth scene in this house / We don’t want no gorgeous teen in your mouth

Joel Gibb sings the vibrato of the chastising parents’ perspective, while O’Hara’s free-improv descent into hell channels the wounded soul of the boy and also the mother and father’s exaggerated imagination of a non-existent scene.

Kai Stänicke’s award-winning short film for “Gay Goth Scene” reveals yet another level of interpretation, the Berlin-based director shifts the desperate situation of forbidden love into the classroom.

“Gay Goth Scene” – in both song and film – is a tragic love story foreshadowing the tone and theme of The Hidden Cameras’ upcoming album AGE.

For More Information: thehiddencameras.com


Gay Goth Scene (4:51)

Joel Gibb – Guitars, Moog, Drums

Mary Margaret O’Hara – Vocals

Jamie McCarthy – Violin

Lief Mosbaugh – Viola

Mike Olsen – Cello

Recorded by Ohad Benchetrit

Mixed by Howie Beck

Written, produced and sung by Joel Gibb

“Gay Goth Scene” at these film festivals (selection):

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2013

QFest Philadelphie 2013

Inside Out Film Festival 2013 Toronto

Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Queer Lisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer

TLVFest – The Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival

16th Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults (»Best Short Film About/For Youth«)

Director: Kai Stänicke

D.O.P.: Thomas Schneider