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controller.controller – she’s lost control

Label Obscura and controller.controller is thrilled to release a very limited edition 7” vinyl of a new recording of She’s Lost Control, including a B-side with a remix of History by Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above). All profits from the sale of this 7″ will be donated to raise funds for their bass player, Ronnie Morris, who suffered a series…   

The Meligrove Band – Planets Conspire

Spread over two records and remastered, ‘Planets Conspire’ sounds bigger than ever, with wide-open dynamics and sonic detail unheard on any previous release.  Beautiful gatefold jacket features all-new collages by Jason Nunes, including new song-by-song musician credits to help you nerd out. Pre-order bundle features an original, full-colour, double-sided 11×17″ tour poster, printed in 2006! Planets Conspire by The Meligrove…   

(swedish) Death Polka – 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 9th. This concept album weaves the tale of an imaginary orphan girl named Judith killed in the real-life tragedy 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,…   

The Nils – The Nils

The Nils’ story has been described as a “Greek rock ‘n’ roll tragedy.” Forging a following in the mid ’80s with their melancholy punk-driven power-pop sound, the Montreal group became casualties of a record label deal gone bad, before spiralling into black holes of drug addiction and death. Despite languishing in legal limbo and quickly going out of print, The Nils’…   

Ummagma – LCD EP

Who says that you shouldn’t meet your heroes? Ummagma did and the result is a stunning remix that also acts as the lead single for their forthcoming ‘LCD’ EP. After Robin Guthrie heard their track ‘Lama’, which originally appeared on the band’s debut album ‘Antigravity’, mutual friends put the band and the Cocteau Twins multi-instrumentalist in touch. The result is…   

The Heavy Blinkers – The Night And I Are Still So Young

Label Obscura is proud to announce the upcoming reissue of one of the best Halifax independent pop albums of the early 2000s – ‘The Night And I Are Still So Young’ by The Heavy Blinkers. Described by Spin magazine as “one of the greatest bands you’ve (probably) never heard”, the Heavy Blinkers is a five-piece formed in 1998 by Jason…   

Change Of Heart – Smile

Label Obscura is proud to announce the reissue of one of the most important Toronto independent rock albums of the nineties. This Summer, Change Of Heart’s seminal 1992 album Smile will finally see its first release on vinyl, as a double LP. Originally released twenty-five years ago this summer by Cargo Records, Smile is a sprawling, twenty-one song album which…   

Plumtree- Mass Teen Fainting

Mass Teen Fainting, Plumtree’s endearing, youthful debut was recorded  in Ottawa with Paul Hogan (a.k.a. Rod Glue) in 1995 with no budget, in between tour dates that summer. It was a hot one and the band and their road manager, Dusty Sorbet, stayed in Hogan’s unventilated attic, barely able to sleep, and almost entirely subsisting on a diet of $2…   

Plumtree – Plumtree Predicts The Future

First of all, this 1997 record is not called Predicts the Future; it’s called Plumtree Predicts the Future. This Halifax band saw things coming. That said, could Plumtree really have foreseen a time when a character they conjured via a mangled, misheard name would inspire a best-selling comic book figure and a major Hollywood film? Maybe. Plumtree’s second album, Predicts…   

Plumtree – This Day Won’t Last At All

It’s always bittersweet when a band goes out on top. It means that a group of people got to some rare, magical place, connecting together like they never had before, but that even that wasn’t enough to sustain them to continue to make music the world could really use right now. Such was the case for Plumtree. In 2000, the…   

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