We are VERY pleased to announce that we have released the NEW album from the recently reunited Barmitzvah Brothers! Similar to Jenny Omnichord’s album of duets for Otis, Jenny wanted a special album to welcome her second baby into the world. Over the course of a week, Jenny, Geordie, John, and Tristan reunited at Andy Magoffin’s House of Miracles in London Ontario to record “Growing Branches”, a series of songs celebrating the music of the Barmitzvah Brothers as well as babies, mothers, little sisters and older brothers. The album celebrates ten years since their first record, and 11 years since the band formed. It is also the 11th release on Label Fantastic!, officially coming out through us on 11/11/11. We saved it for a perfect date (though in timely fashion, it was officially released through Zunior on baby Arrow’s birthday, September 16th 2011. Welcome to the world little Arrow!
We are also releasing the new and incredible Pauly and the Blowbots album “Stone Boner” this month! Paul Almond is amazing – on this record he is backed by the Blowbots, who are Richard Laviolette on drums, and Jenny Mitchell on bass. The music is like a punk version of Daniel Johnson. It’s a hi-fi recording of a low-fi basement band. There are songs about nymphs, diarrhea, dragons and dinghies.
Look for both of them in “the shop”
We here at Label Fantastic! are super excited!
We put out records from time to time, but both of these two new releases are super epic. Both have been much anticipated for a long time, and now they have come out within days of eachother!
For “Folk Songs of Canada now”, Henry Svec- inspired by Canadian folklorists Staunton R. Livingston (The CFL Sessions) and Edith Fulton Fowke (Folk Songs of Canada) - decided to become a folklorist himself. He traveled the country collecting field recordings by a huge number of talented Canadian songwriters. Included in this incredible collection are the Label Fantastic! team of Mathias Kom, Jenny Omnichord, and Wax Mannequin, as well as our favourite recording magician Andy Magoffin, Geoff Berner, Al Tuck, Laura Barrett, Ron Leary, and whole bunch of others. It is incredible! And Henry has made it available to you for FREE!
Visit http://www.folksongsofcanadanow.com/ to get the album
“Gravestone Rock” presents our favourite Guelph-living in Toronto-rockers “The Skeletones Four” in their finest light. The follow up to 2009′s “Ahhhhhh” was recorded by front man Andrew Collins at his grandparents farm in the countryside of Caledon. Somehow these boys have taken their unusual time signatures and ghostly vocal harmonies, and created a new style of music that manages to be the utmost of rock, while still pulling you in with hooks that remind me of Motown. This is the best kind of rock around. They will be your new favourite band.
Visit: http://theskeletonesfour1.bandcamp.com/ to pick up this incredible record.
For more information about both projects, click on their band pages here on our Label Fantastic! site. They have links to the official sites for both.
So after some delay (which really just increased the anticipation and excitement) we have released TWO NEW ALBUMS! Spring Breakup – the broken-heart child of Mathias Kom (the burning Hell) and Kim Barlow – are set to release “It’s not you, it’s me” at the beginning of February, followed shortly thereafter by J.J. Ipsen and The Paper Crown’s “Entertainment Ordinaire” Spring Breakup has an indvidual artist page here on the site (you can find it above in the navigation bar) and J.J.’s will be up soon, for now you can look for more information on our releases page. You can also find information at:
And of course, both albums will be available digitally through our favourite friends www.zunior.com. If you can’t wait till these albums are released, go buy other awesome albums! Spread the love, and support our favourite digital music store!
So much music to love!
I am making custom Jenny Omnichord shirts – for $25 I will turn one of your shirts into a one-of-a-kind Jenny Omnichord shirt. No two are alike! The price includes the shipping costs of returning your shirt to you. Just bring a shirt to a show (or mail one to the address below) and I will turn it into a wearable piece of art! Upcoming show dates are listed on the Jenny Omnichord page on this site. Hope to hear from you!
103B Grove St
You would have to be crazy to start a record label these days. Fortunately, Wax Mannequin, Jenny Omnichord, Mathias Kom, and Gillian Manford have never been shy around crazy ideas, and they intend to prove it with “Label Fantastic!”, their brand-new boutique record label and distribution company.
Like other Canadian indie labels, Label Fantastic! is mostly about supporting great music from great independent musicians, but it is also more: a creative approach to sales and marketing means that every Label Fantastic! release will be unique, with everything from handmade packaging to pieces of art included with each CD or vinyl record. In their in-house distribution, Label Fantastic! aims to break the mold of the traditional distribution model by forging personal, direct relationships with only the best independent music stores across Canada.
Look for new albums by Jenny Omnichord, JJ Ipsen and Spring Breakup on Label Fantastic! in your local independent record stores in May 2010.
Jenny Omnichord Fall wander:
20 OCT – Toronto ON – Canzine
10 NOV – Guelph, ON – Ebar
15 NOV – Ottawa ON – Raw Sugar
16 NOV – Montreal QC – La Belle Epoque
21 NOV – Kitchener ON – Pyrus Cafe
23 NOV – Halifax, NS – TBA
28 NOV – St. John’s, NL
30 NOV – St. John’s, NL – TBA
Esther Grey Fall Spook Tour
25 OCT – Guelph, ON – E-Bar
26 OCT – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi
27 OCT – Québec, QC – Les Shows de Grenier
28 OCT – Rimouski, QC – Le Bien le Malt
29 OCT – Moncton, NB – La Patente
31 OCT – Halifax, NS – Hallowe’en house
01 NOV – Sackville, NB – Pickle’s Deli
03 NOV – Ottawa, ON – Pressed
08 NOV – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
15 NOV – Kitchener, ON – Cafe Yeti
16 NOV – Brantford, ON – Copoc Coop
23 NOV – London, ON