I’ve had my eyes and ears on Montréal-based collective Arbutus Records since mid 2010. The small label began in a DIY loft space (very Montréal as I’m told after a recent trip to Vancouver where I camped it with friend and Warp Records-signed producer Babe Rainbow) and has since grown into a disc and cassette-releasing business with an off shot– Movie Star; I suggest Majical Cloudzand some total hit-record (GrimesVisions) cred behind them.

On the heels of promising releases from the likes of TOPS and Kool Music 5, Arbutus are letting us all in a little locals-only knowledge with a 16-track compilation of all Montréal artists. Featuring all three of the above-mentioned bands, I suggest you click the link below, blast the speakers the do something, ah, Canadian to celebrate. Wait, I guess you listening in the first place counts as something Canadian… ah fuck. Just click the link.


01 Running Back To Everyone – Kool Music 5
02 Only You – Mac DeMarco
03 Lonely In College – Hammond Ri
04 Lover Boy – Paula
05 Evil Masters – Andy Boay
06 Broom Boom – Flow Child
07 Golden Train Express – Agor
08 Devon – Grimes
09 Kill A Man With A Joystick In Your Hand – d’Eon
10 Turn Your Love Around – TOPS
11 Floral – Blue Hawaii
12 ✚◕△☁✖ – Prism
13 Days Go By – Sean Nicholas Savage
14 Phantom Limb – Pat Jordache
15 Bad Math – STEVEJ.R.
16 Don’t Try – The Black Bull