I’ve told you lovelies before about how much I dig this Canadian label. Not only do they have lovely bands on their roster like Dan Mangan, Belle Orchestre and Timber Timbre but they have great customer service. Customer service and a record label? Who knew?
I was looking for the first Dan Mangan CD for a friend in the UK and found HMV’s pricing ridiculous as it usually is. Logging onto the the A&C website I happened to find ‘Postcards and Daydreaming’ priced at considerably less than that of HMV. http://www.arts-crafts.ca/index-ie.php
So of course I popped that DM CD into my check out bag as well as Star’s first two albums (they are no longer on A&C – boo!) http://www.galleryac.com/. When I proceeded to the check-out I noticed I could save on the shipping by actually going to their office on Richmond Street here in Toronto and picking up the CD’s myself. Can you imagine? Talk about reducing my carbon footprint.
Bundles I’d like for you to peruse when you have a moment (it’s nice to get a lil extra bang for your buck) are the following:
Cold Specks Deluxe Bundle
Catalog # AC070-B003
Release Date: 22 May 2012
Label: Arts & Crafts
Audio Formats: CD, LP
Release date: May 22nd, 2012
I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
includes the Gallery AC Exclusive track “Grave Goods”.
COLD SPECKS’ DELUXE BUNDLE
EACH BUNDLE INCLUDES:
– I Predict A Graceful Expulsion CD or LP
– Holland 7″
– Cold Specks Unisex Tshirt
– Cold Specks cotton tote bag
– Digital Booklet
– Instant MP3 download of the album on release day
– All Pre-orders receive an instant download of “Blank Maps” and Gallery AC exclusive “Grave Goods”
Postcards and Daydreaming
Catalog # FUM001
Label: File Under Music
Audio Formats: CD, MP3-320kbps, FLAC
Postcards and Daydreaming is the debut album from 2010 Polaris Prize shortlist nominee, Dan Mangan. This album is a collection of folk driven tunes complete with beautiful string and horn arrangements. Fans of Bon Iver and The Wooden Sky will find commonalities in the downbeat yet hopeful music of Dan Mangan.
1.Not What You Think It Is
3.Above the Headlights
4.Journal of a Narcoleptic
6.So Much for Everyone
10.Some Place to Come Home to
11.Reason to Think Aloud
Creep On Creepin’ On
Catalog # AC061
Release Date: 5 Apr 2011
Label: Arts & Crafts
Audio Formats: CD, LP, MP3-320kbps, FLAC, Apple-Lossless
The follow-up to 2009’s self-titled release, multi instrumentalists Taylor Kirk, Mika Posen and Simon Trottier come together again on heartrending compositions that engage, transport and challenge.
Creep On Creepin’ On moves forward from the band’s eponymous album towards the realization of its ability to simultaneously invoke and disguise the most essential elements of pop and rock music with chilling authenticity.
Peeps, I wish more record companies did this. The pricing, customer service, promoting the beauty within the artists sound and just keeping it real. It’s so nice to know that I can support Canadian bands and their label truly cares about their customer (you and I) and how they get their brand message out in a sophisticated but also down home Canadian way.
Thank you Jenna for the lovely package and being so generous! It’s always a pleasure doing business.