arts & crafts . home of broken social scene, jason collett, stars, feist, apostle of hustle, valley of the giants
This is a really cool Canadian Production company, that I just learned about from an aquaintance. It’s mostly a record label, but to quote their website:
Arts & Crafts is a record label, artist management, design house, distribution and production company… dedicated to the development and proliferation of beauty and greatness in all disciplines of the arts.
I think that Canadian “rock”/”alternative” (for lack of a better term) music is quite underestimated. It is in many respects similar to the Danish alternative scene, great talent and potential, but very limited international success. Successfull Danish acts, that you might have heard of, are not exactly “alternative” – for instance Aqua and Junior-Senior (oh well, maybe they’re a little alternative).
Another cool thing – you can purchase and download the entire A&C catalogue as MP3, no DRMs attached – thumbs up!