A digital re-release of the first King Cobb Steelie record from 1993, long unavailable In Canada (and elsewhere) and produced by the incomparable Don Pyle. In the spirit of KCS’s first 7″ single (which we gave away for free to people as a thank you for all of their support in the early days) we’re making this one free for a period of time.  Download from bandcamp or listen via soundcloud below.  Enjoy!

Picastro Outside 300 dpi

“You” is the new full-length release by Picastro, out March 11 on Static Clang.

Since its creation in Toronto in 1998 Picastro has continued in many forms with its current band members consisting of Liz Hysen, Brandon Valdivia and Nick Storring. Picastro has toured extensively over the past 10 years in North America and Europe and have appeared on BBC radio, VPRO (Dutch national radio) and the venerable WFMU.

Recorded by Jeff McMurrich and mixed/produced by Nick Storring and Sandro Perri the album features 10 songs and includes guest appearances by Evan Clarke, Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Alex Lukashevsky as well as Colleen Kinsella and Caleb Mulkerin of Big Blood/Cereberus Shoal infamy.

Preview the lead-off track “Mountain Relief” below.


December 12, 2013 is the official release date for the new digital EP “Goodbye Arcadia” by King Cobb Steelie.  Featuring Mike Haliechuk (FUCKED UP) and Nathan Lawr (MINOTAURS) along with a remix by THE STRAGGLER.

We’ll be celebrating the release with a show in Toronto at the Piston on December 12 with openers Laura Barrett and Bile Sister. More shows to be announced soon.

Preview the first track “Dead Heart Colonies” below. Available for order here.

The official video for Jim Guthrie’s “Difference A Day Makes” from Takes Time. Directed by Geoffrey Skrajewski (www.geoffreyskrajewski.com).


Jim Guthrie

Sept. 5, 2013 – Waterloo, Ontario – Starlight Social club with Bidiniband and I am Robot and Proud.

Sept. 13, 2013 – Guelph, Ontario – River Run Centre with Joel Plaskett, Bidiniband

Part of the Eden Mills Writer’s Fest – http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/


Sept. 21, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario – Christie Pits, afternoon show! – Bloor Ossington Folk Festival


Sept. 28, 2013 – Guelph, Ontario – more info TBA

Jim Guthrie’s “Takes Time” has made the Polaris Prize long list! To find out more info and see the complete list head over to the Polaris Prize official site.

We’re taking part in the Toronto Independent Label Market on Saturday, June 15 from 11am-4pm on the Ryerson Campus Commons. We’ll have special deals on vinyl, cds, tshirts and posters – come by and say hello!

Indie Label Market - toronto Social review


Nathan Lawr’s new record “Chance Encounter” is out now on Static Clang. Begun a few years ago at Cosmic Dave’s Sound Emporium in Sudbury, ON and finished at The House of Miracles in Preston, ON.

Available to download or stream from your favourite digital store or get it directly from Nathan himself via bandcamp!

Today marks the official release of Jim Guthrie’s “Takes Time” and the reviews are coming in. Exclaim calls it  “a masterwork of stately, intelligent pop, at once gleefully anachronistic and deeply satisfying”. Buy it today from your favourite record store , online via zunior or those other digital stores that start with an  “i” or “e” or direct from us.


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