To sayÂ Arts & CraftsÂ is my favorite label is an understatement. This Toronto based music label, co-owned by Jeffrey Remedios, former Virgin record exec, and Kevin Drew, co-founder of Broken Social Scene, KC Accidental, and a prominent solo artist in his own right, is just a power house. Originally started as a way to release Broken Social Scene’s sophomore album,Â You Forgot It In People, it has expanded and found great success ever since. The label has played (or is playing) host to, obviously, Broken Social Scene, along with the siren Feist, Stars, The Hidden Cameras, Apostle of Hustle, KC Accidental, piano virtuoso Chilly Gonzales, Bloc Party, Eight and a Half, The Stills, Snowblink, Trust, Los Campesinos!, The Most Serene Republic, Phoenix, The Dears and the list just goes on and on. To go off the CD as reference, Disc 1 will contain hits and singles from the labels various artists and Disc 2 will contain oddities and rarities from the label’s various acts, current and past. The quantity of the LP version printed is unknown to me, but the label did tell me this was a limited edition release. This is a great buy, especially if you want to be introduced to the label’s numerous great acts. If you can’t afford the $60 CAD price tag, the double CD version is ok too! For once the exchange rate for us Americans is in our favor.
Please note this is a pre-order.
CD Deluxe pre-orders will ship on or before April 16th. LP Deluxe pre-orders will ship the week of May 28th. If you have chosen a traceable method you will receive a tracking number once item has been shipped.
Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 is a deluxe package curated from a decade of releases, including some of the label's most recognizable hits, as well as never before heard rarities. This commemorative release will be available as a 4xLP special edition translucent vinyl package and deluxe double CD.
CD Deluxe packages come complete with a 24-page colour booklet. LP Deluxe packages come complete with a hard cover vinyl book, 4xLPs and color booklet. Liner notes for Deluxe packaging written by Stuart Berman, noted journalist and author of Broken Social Scene oral biography This Book Is Broken.
1. Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
2. Stars - Elevator Love Letter
3. Zeus - Are You Gonna Waste My Time?
4. The Stills - Being Here
5. Feist - Mushaboom
6. Apostle Of Hustle - Folkloric Feel
7. Amy Millan - Skinny Boy
8. The Most Serene Republic - Content Was Always My Favorite Colour
9. Jason Collett - I'll Bring The Sun
10. New Buffalo - Recovery
11. Feist - I Feel It All
12. Timber Timbre - Demon Host
13. Dan Mangan - Rows Of Houses
14. Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
15. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
16. Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit
1. Broken Social Scene - Deathcock
2. The Hidden Cameras - Mind, Matter And Waste
3. Amy Millan - She Got By
4. Apostle Of Hustle - I Want A New Drug
5. Cold Specks - Grave Goods
6. Ra Ra Riot - Saccharin And The War
7. Sally Seltmann - You Don't Know Me Anymore
8. Los Campesinos! - Allez Les Blues
9. Timber Timbre & Tasseomancy - The Darkness Of Things
10. Feist & Constantines - Islands In The Stream
11. Stars - Rollerskate
12. The Dears - Raise The Dead
13. Brendan Canning - Secretaries' Party
14. Jason Collett - False Cassandra
15. Dan Mangan - Faults
16. Chilly Gonzales - Tarantelle
17. Kevin Drew - Apology
18. Snowblink - Blue Moon
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive