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It’s A Really Good Time Right Now For Basement Revolver

Signing to Yellow K Records (Japanese Breakfast, Luka, You’ll Never Get To Heaven) and Fear of Missing Out (the UK affiliate label of Memphis Industries), the trio’s pair of EPs garnered praise from outlets such as GoldFlakePaint, The FADER, and DIY, who highlighted “a sense of longing that could stretch back decades.” In the months leading up to Basement Revolver’s…   

New Live Basement Revolver Video via CFMU

Basement Revolver plays Johnny at Tape Studios in Hamilton, Ontario courtesy of CFMU Grab a copy of this amazing song on vinyl over here:  https://labelobscura.bandcamp.com/album/basement-revolver-ep  

Label Obscura To Reissue Basement Revolver’s Self-Titled Debut EP In Limited Vinyl Run

The heralded atmospheric work will be available for the first time on vinyl on Feb 27th. Formed in the honest grit of Hamilton, ON, the band has seen a quick and notable ascent into the spotlight with their unique brand of 90’s infused indie-rock. Basement Revolver has been able to formulate a captivating and refined hypnotic aural experience typically found…   

Get To Know Your Local Label: P572 Records

P572 is the work of two friends – Sam Murdock and Sébastien Leduc – how did you two meet and how did you come to form this label together? We met through a mutual friend in the winter of 2003 after I came back from living in Halifax. Sébastien was managing a band called Purge from his apartment at 572…   

controller.controller talk recovery, rehab, and reunion

  In the early aughts, Toronto’s controller.controller emerged with the eerily propulsive dance-punk sound they dubbed “death disco.” The band’s 2004 album History and its 2005 follow-up X-Amounts (both released by Paper Bag Records) made them one of the most buzzed bands in Canada, followed by a series of high-profile tours with artists such as The Cult and OK Go. When vocalist Nirmala Basnayake left…   

(swedish) Death Polka talk Judith Judith and the disaster that inspired it.

Sadly, preliminary calculations for its riveted steel beams were never properly checked, and after four years of work, the weight of the bridge became far too heavy for its capacity. Despite the fact that these structural issues were noted, construction continued. On August 29th of that year, the bridge’s south cantilever and anchor arms collapsed, killing 75 steelworkers. Thirty-three of these men…   

Label Obscura and controller.controller release new 7″ for bassist’s stroke rehabilitation

Toronto’s controller.controller and Label Obscura have teamed forces for a limited edition 7” vinyl single featuring the band’s first new recordings in over 10 years. All profits will be donated to raise funds for bassist Ronnie Morris, who suffered a series of disabling strokes in 2015 shortly after the band’s reunion. This cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” was assembled around Morris’s bass lines originally recorded…   

Label Obscura and P572 announce reissue of (swedish) Death Polka’s 2006 album Judith Judith

Label Obscura and Quebec City’s P572 are proud to announce a joint reissue of (swedish) Death Polka’s 2006 album Judith Judith on November 3rd. This concept album weaves the tale of an imaginary orphan girl named Judith killed in the real-life tragedies of the Quebec Bridge collapses, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of its rebuilding. Blending history with fiction, (swedish) Death Polka set Judith’s story to a backdrop of neo-classical music, spoken…   

The Meligrove Band look back on their career and the upcoming reissue of ‘Planets Conspire’

After self-releasing their debut album Stars & Guitars in their early 20s, the Meligroves’ sophomore effort Let It Grow saw them sign to Winnipeg’s Endearing Records, then home to Canadian stalwarts such as Julie Doiron, Destroyer, and Plumtree. Returning from a tour of Western Canada, the band’s core trio of Jason Nunes, Darcy Rego and Michael Small began recording Planets Conspire. This piano-driven indie-pop epic would…   

The Meligrove Band’s 2006 indie-pop classic Planets Conspire reissued by Label Obscura!

Continuing its deluxe reissues of Canadian classics, Label Obscura is proud to release the definitive double LP edition of The Meligrove Band’s Planets Conspire on November 10th. Originally released in 2006, this long out of print piano-driven indie-pop epic became a breakthrough for the Toronto band, leading to their signing as the first Canadian group on UK major label V2 Records.  Spread over two vinyl records and remastered,…   

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