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February 19 2014
This week Mode Moderne embark on a European tour in support of their new album, Occult Delight, in tandem with worthy partners in crime Cosmetics (Captured Tracks). Full details below. (more…)
January 21 2014
Today Mode Moderne release their much anticipated new album, 'Occult Delight', alongside a new video for current single 'Unburden Yourself' courtesy of Salt Lake City goth Jordan Utley. NME have given the record 7/10 and 405 had this to say of the video premiere: 'a beautiful clip... full of wonderful textures - perfectly illustrating the '80s-inspired tune.". (more…)
January 14 2014
JPNSGRLS yesterday premiered their new video for 'Monarch Butterfly' on Diffuser.fm as well as announcing that they'll be opening for our very own Mounties on the first half of their March dates. Read on for full details. (more…)
December 9 2013
'Thrash Rock Legacy', the debut album from Mounties will be out March 4, 2014!

They're also hitting the road across Canada this spring with special guests Rich Aucoin and The Zolas. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13. Stay tuned for more details.

03/19 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens *
03/20 Victoria, BC - Sugar *
03/21 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore *
03/22 Kelowna, BC - Habitat *
03/24 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar *
03/26 Calgary, AB - Republik *
03/27 Edmonton, AB - Starlite *
03/28 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's *
04/01 Kingston, ON - Grad Club ^
04/02 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks ^
04/03 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End ^
04/04 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah ^
04/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^

* with Rich Aucoin
^ with the Zolas

December 6 2013
This week Pitchfork premiered album teaser 'Strangle The Shadows' from Mode Moderne's forthcoming album 'Occult Delight' (Jan 21st). Check out the track after the jump and pre-order the album now. (more…)
November 27 2013
The annual Christmas release from Light Organ Records is here in the shape of the glorious 'Sleighed - EP'. Look out for brand new tracks from Fake Shark Real Zombie, Frederick, Mounties, JPNSGRLS & The Fugitives. Happy Holidays! (more…)
November 12 2013
Today Mode Moderne release the brand new single 'She, Untamed', taken from their forthcoming full length album 'Occult Delight', released worldwide via Light Organ Records on January 21st 2014. Head over to Noisey to catch an exclusive stream of the new track, buy it below and pre-order the album on 12" Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. Keep your eyes peeled for a shiny new video to follow next week too. (more…)
October 11 2013
The Fugitives and White Ash Falls are heading out on a co-headlining tour across Canada this October and November to promote both of their upcoming new releases "Everything Will Happen" (Oct 22nd) and "Over The Night" (Nov 5th) respectively. Kicking things off in Peterborough, Ontario on October 22nd, they'll be making their way around Eastern Canada before they come back home to the west, starting November 15th. For more details see below as well as our tour section: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402522269978937/?ref=br_tf    
September 12 2013
The Fugitives are proud to announce the imminent arrival of their new album 'Everything Will Happen' via Light Organ Records on October 22nd. To mark the occasion they've dropped a video for album track 'My My', premiering today over on ARTISTDirect. The band will be heading out on tour across Canada from mid October in support of the record and they'll be joined by label mates White Ash Falls for some of those very special shows stay tuned for a full announcement of those dates very soon. So onto the new record:   THE FUGITIVES flew to Toronto on the last day of 2012 to record their brand new full-length from Light Organ Records, “Everything Will Happen”. They decided to go big and order an airport limo. Unfortunately, being folk musicians, they did it from some budget website a few levels below Groupon. The result was a white panel van (note: not a limo), that showed up an hour late, told them to come out to the pick-up zone and act like they were the driver’s family (?), and ended up costing more than a cab. So much for the high life. But at least they had a story.   This is the quick ethos behind “Everything Will Happen” an album that argues some addictions are worth lobbying for (Wilderness Years) and the future is the only place where people repent (Bigger than Luck). Which isn’t to say life is frivolous. The album tackles ill health (Windows, My My), the end of friendships and relationships (Old Mistakes, Ring), and some lesser disappointments, armed with bright banjos, anthemic singalongs, and uplifting arrangements. The album's darkest contextual piece (Dinner with Clara Haber), about the suicide of the wife of Fritz Haber - a German chemist who discovered a process responsible for feeding half the world but who also fathered chemical warfare - is its most triumphant tonally. In this interpretation, her death is treated as an angry defiance against a dangerous social norm. Because, as the title (ish) track suggests, the world will be what it will be, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it, like it, or be unmoved by it, and we can always go down swinging.   Recorded with Toronto producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliot BROOD, Amelia Curran), the album is the follow-up to this summer’s EP, Bigger than Luck, which rode the top ten on the national earshot! folk charts for eight straight weeks, and features a back-up cast that includes long-term collaborators along with all-star recruits Jaron Freeman-Fox on fiddle, Brandy Zdan on vocals, and Chris Quinn on banjo. It will be supported by dates across Canada in the fall, and a European tour in the spring of 2014.   ABOUT THE SONGS   LOVE AFFAIRS One of two tracks that features Chris Quinn on banjo, a bluegrass guru who can be found at the Silver Dollar every Wednesday, making everyone’s jaw drop for five dollars. One benefit of recording in Toronto was being able to finish recording at midnight and still being able to catch his two last sets. In Vancouver, unfortunately, we don’t have such liberal drinking laws.   WILDERNESS YEARS It almost seems like the older you get the more shades of grey there can be to romantic relationships- like the days of Romeo and Juliet style, Universe-sized-love that your parents will never understand come to an end and the adult version of romance is a lot less straightforward. But not necessarily less fun.   BIGGER THAN LUCK It's hard to write a feel-good song, but the carpe diem thing gets more important the older and crankier we get. We're always trying to remind ourselves to be grateful for being alive, and the next thing you know we're giving the finger to a red light. So this was an attempt to trick ourselves out of ingratitude. Maybe that's why we wrote it on balailka, which is tuned with 4 D's and makes everything sound like an evil mandolin. Our brains never saw it coming.   RING A response piece, of sorts, to Amelia Curran’s fantastic The Mistress. In this case, from the perspective of a male in an affair with an older, married woman. The violin work is the combination of Jaron Freeman-Fox and Sahra Featherstone.   DINNER WITH CLARA HABER Fritz Haber developed both a process of synthesizing ammonia and poisonous gases. So he’s both responsible for feeding half the world, and is also known as the father of chemical warfare. His wife took her own life after a dinner party, at which they argued about his growing role in the weaponization of Science. This song is set at that party.
August 27 2013
Today Fine Times released their second single, 'Bright Lights', a standout from their self-titled debut album on Light Organ Records. If you're on the East coast, the band plays a free show at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto this very eve to celebrate the release.  (more…)