Young Fathers on Kimmel!

YOUNG FATHERS KILLED IT last night on Jimmy Kimmel! There are little to no words to describe it. Check out the performances of “Get Up” and “Low” from their latest album Dead (via anticon) and distributed in Canada by Outside Music.

Jill Barber – Fool’s Gold Out Now!

JB_FoolsGold.FinalTemplate.v3.inddHappy New Release Day goes out to Outside Music Label‘s Jill Barber for her album Fool’s Gold! The album is available now in Canada in stores, at the Outside Music store and on iTunes.   

Jill’s songs have always set a romantic mood, and on Fool’s Gold, the romance is still very much alive, but she also introduces a new sexy Motown-inspired sound on the lead single “Broken for Good.”

Jill Barber performed “Let’s Call It Love” on Canada AM…check it out here.

She’ll also be heading out on a tour, check out tour dates here.


Young Fathers (via Anticon), experimental hip hop group based in Edinburgh, Scotland, released their record Dead earlier this year. It’s one of the most interesting records released in 2014 so far, (and has become an office favourite at Outside Music) and they’re getting some attention for their blend of hip-hop/experimental sounds. Young Fathers will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday June 18th @ 11:35PM EST.

Check out this amazing KEXP session they did earlier this month.

Top of 2014…so far

Where does the time go? We’re already at the half way mark of the year! SPIN has just released their top albums of 2014 so far, and there are a lot of great albums that Outside Music distributes in Canada that make the cut like:
ACTRESS (Ninja Tune)
ANGEL OLSEN (Jagjaguwar)
KELIS (Ninja Tune)
MAC DEMARCO (Captured Tracks)
THE MEN (Sacred Bones)
NENEH CHERRY (Smalltown Supersound)
PERFECT PUSSY (Captured Tracks)
S CAREY (Jagjaguwar)
SUN KIL MOON (Caldo Verde)
THE WAR ON DRUGS (Secretly Canadian)
For the full list click here.

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.