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So many Fall tours and a Fall Release

1276935_524801134268470_1738510862_oFriends, there is SO MUCH EXCITEMENT GOING ON OVER HERE.

Firstly, we are about to do a co-release with our dear friends over at the brand new label “Little Room Labs”!   We are releasing “Esther Grey”‘s debut 7″!!!  And they are an absolutely FANTASTIC band.  So it is a perfect fit.  Really really really excited about this, it is impossible to hear this band and not add them to your favourites.  You can check out some of their music on their Band Camp page here: http://esthergrey.bandcamp.com/

Secondly, right now Label Fantastic Co-founders Mathias Kom and Wax Mannequin are at an insanely incredible musical summit in the Yukon.  Our honorary Label-ite Richard Laviolette is there too!  Along with our fantastic musical best friends Construction and Destruction and Shot Gun Jimmie and Mike Feurestack, and a bunch of other awesome people.  It is being put together by You’ve Changed and Headless Owl Records.  It’s called “The Cost of Doing Business” and you can find out more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/204621099707984/     And YES I’m insanely jealous.  Of COURSE I am.  Because it sounds like it’s pretty much the best thing ever.  Make us proud, friends!

Richard Laviolette and Jenny Omnichord and Wax Mannequin and Esther Grey AND Blimp Rock ALL have a bunch of shows coming up.  SO MANY CHANCES TO SEE FANTASTIC LABEL FANTASTIC! BANDS!!!  I listed as many as I could track down down below on the post here.  There’s lots of overlap, some of us even sharing bills, so make sure you have your calendar ready!  A couple of us are headed all the way to the East.  Lots of us are playing Ottawa.  If I could find a way to be everywhere at once, even if it was a magical power that expired after one month, this November is the month I would use it.  Holy Moly.

Jenny Omnichord Fall wander:

20 OCT – Toronto ON – 918 Bathurst St- NXNE & Broken Pencil “Sex and Death” themed event at Canzine
10 NOV – Guelph, ON – Ebar, with Geoff Berner and Bob Wiseman
15 NOV – Ottawa ON – Raw Sugar with Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs
16 NOV – Montreal QC – Afternoon show at La Belle Epoque with Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs
21 NOV – Kitchener ON – Pyrus Cafe with Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs
23 NOV – Halifax, NS – TBA
28 NOV – St. John’s, NL – Eastern Edge (as Bird City) as part of Words in Edgewise
29 NOV – St. John’s, NL – Nautical Nellie’s
30 NOV – St. John’s, NL – TBA

Esther Grey Fall Spook Tour

25 OCT – Guelph, ON – Kazoo Masquerade at The E-Bar with The Famines / Marine Dreams / Start Something
26 OCT – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi with Apple Blue / tba
27 OCT – Québec, QC – Les Shows de Grenier attic show with Sarah Jane Johnston
28 OCT – Rimouski, QC – Le Bien le Malt
29 OCT – Moncton, NB – La Patente house show with tba
31 OCT – Halifax, NS – Hallowe’en house show with tba
01 NOV – Sackville, NB – Pickle’s Deli with tba
03 NOV – Ottawa, ON – Pressed with S.Ayton / tba
08 NOV – Toronto, ON – Long Winter show at The Great Hall
15 NOV – Kitchener, ON – Cafe Yeti with Battle Wolves / Familiar Fiends
16 NOV – Brantford, ON – Copoc Coop with Familiar Fiends
23 NOV – London, ON – special venue with tba

Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs Fall Tour

8 NOV – TORONTO // Izakaya Sushi House (294 College St ) // w. the SPOILS
9 NOV – GUELPH // ANAF (32 Gordon St.) // w. Light Fires
14 NOV – KITCHENER // Pyrus Cafe (16 Charles St. W) // w. Wax Mannequin and Nika Smith
15 NOV – OTTAWA // Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset St W) w. Jenny Omnichord
16 NOV – MONTREAL // Aft:La Belle Epoque w. Jenny Omnichord // Eve: tba(help?)
21 NOV – KITCHENER // Pyrus Cafe (16 Charles St. W) w. Jenny Omnichord and tba

Blimp Rock

9 NOV – Guelph, ON – Jimmy Jazz with Tyson and his Gameboy

Wax Mannequin Fall Shows:

October 5th 2013 – October 15th 2013 Whitehorse / Dawson, Yukon at Headless Owl Yukon Congress – Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse) DCMF (Dawson City)
October 18th 2013 North Bay, ON at Raven & Replublic
October 26th 2013 Brantford, ON at Two Doors Down
November 2nd 2013 Sudbury, Ontario at Townehouse Tavern BUY TICKETS
November 8th 2013 Hamilton, Ontario at This Ain’t Hollywood BUY TICKETS
November 23rd 2013 Owen Sound, Ontario at Norma Jean’s


Label Fantastic teams up with Andy Swan to release “Eternity Blues” by ‘the Michael Parks’!!!!

eternity blues dog universe reduced

So excited about this one folks!  Over here at Label Fantastic! we’ve been fans of Andy Swans for YEARS!  He’s just the most crazy prolific song writer.  Everything he creates is gold!  And he creates soooo much!  So you can imagine our excitement when he finally said he’d join forces with us for this release.  We are very very happy to have him.  He’s got three release shows this weekend which we’ve listed below, and you can download a digital copy of his newest release for FREE at this site: http://themichaelparks.com/  BUT special for these shows there will be limited edition one-of-a kind cd copies that Jenny made for Andy.  Each cover is different – you can have your choice of different moments with the universe.  Welcome to label fantastic! Andy Swan!  Everyone go check out his amazingness!










Ottawa is Friday June 28th at “Pressed” with Piet Masone

Toronto is Saturday June 29th at the Tranzac with the TWO MINUTE MIRACLES!!! (EEP!) - https://www.facebook.com/events/384829541625417/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited

Guelph is Sunday June 30th at Van Gogh’s with the Two Minute Miracles!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/181791668651188/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Label Fantastic! adds Blimp Rock to the team!


Blimp ROCK!!!!!!   We have made brand new musical friends, and are sooooooo delighted to team up with them for this record.  It has been awhile since I have heard anything random that has made me this excited.  Because I have some seriously talented musical friends, and I thought that it might be impossible for a band to appear out of nowhere and immediately jump onto my favourites list without a prior connection.  But Blimp Rock did it!  I used to practice in Peter Demakos’ basement, and play in a band with Claire Whitehead having NO IDEA that all the while they were creating this incredibleness!  But once I found it, I knew we needed to throw our arms around these guys.  They are really just the best.  They sing about Blimps, and lifeguards, falling in and out of love and crushes, and the 1993 world series.  So darn talented.  Do your best to go see them if they are coming to your town.  Or even better, invite them to your town.  You will want to throw your arms around them too.


You can find out more about them here and you can buy the record here: http://blimprock.bandcamp.com/

Upcoming shows: 

May 16th at Ebar, Guelph, ON (CD/Tape Release)
May 18th at The Garnet, Peterborough, ON