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  November 8, 2007 || STAY WARM  
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DETAILS ON JASON COLLETT'S NEW ALBUM AND FREE MP3s; BASEMENT REVUE AT THE DAKOTA TAVERN

 
 

Arts & Crafts is set to release the third collection of new songs by Jason Collett. The new album, titled Here's To Being Here, will be released throughout North America on February 5, 2008. Click here for more information and to download two free MP3s from the album.

 
 

 

Here's To Being Here captures the essence of Jason's live performances and features the energy and musicianship of his touring band, Paso Mino. "This is very much an old school guitar record, in the sense of it being very tasteful... that's one of the greater accomplishments of this record" says Collett, "recording in bigger spaces and live off the floor allowed us to capture some of the band energy. This allowed for spontaneous creations, which led to many wonderful little accidents."

The album was recorded and produced in Collett’s hometown of Toronto, ON, by musician/producer Howie Beck. It also features guest performances by fellow Broken Social Scene member and Apostle of Hustle front man Andrew Whiteman, as well as long time friend Tony Scherr (Norah Jones, John Scofield), and Liam O’Neil (The Stills) to name a few.

Collett will kick off a three-week residency starting December 4 at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto. Jason will be joined by surprise guests each week. Advance tickets are available at Rotate This and Soundscapes, with a limited number available at the door each night. Click here for more details.

 

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STARS GO GREEN ON THEIR U.S. TOUR; MORE U.K. TOUR DATES IN EARLY 2008; NEW VIDEO FOR "THE NIGHT STARTS HERE"

 
 

 

With the help of Reverb, Stars are going carbon neutral on their current U.S. tour. Buy a carbon offset sticker at a Stars show, and help build clean, renewable energy sources. Proceeds from each sticker will neutralize the CO2 created from 150 miles of driving. You can help fight global warming by purchasing a sticker or a water bottle at a Stars show. For more information go here.

Following their sold-out September U.K. tour, Stars will be returning to to the U.K. and Ireland for 10 dates, including a London show at KOKO. Visit the A&C tour page here for a full list of tour dates.

Go here to watch the new video for "The Night Starts Here," directed by Johnathan Vardi.

 

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LISTEN TO NEW BUFFALO LIVE ON NPR

 
 

 

Following her North American tour dates with Stars and Broken Social Scene, New Buffalo returns home to Australia for a few tour dates. Go here for more information.

If you missed New Buffalo's North American tour, you can listen to her performance from Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club. New Buffalo opens the live concert webcast here on NPR.

The Melbourne-based artist is also acclaimed for co-writing Feist's hit single, "1234" which you can listen to here.

Arts & Crafts released New Buffalo's album Somewhere, Anywhere in August. The album is available from GalleryAC, iTunes and other fine digital retailers.

Watch New Buffalo's video for "Cheer Me Up Thank You" here on our media page.

 

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YOUNG GALAXY ANNOUNCE U.K. EUROPEAN TOUR AND RELEASE 7" SINGLE

 
 


Young Galaxy are busy this December when they head to Europe for 10 shows. Go here for more information on all the tour dates listed below.

 
 

 

NOV 30. Utrecht, NL. Le Guess Who? Festival.
DEC 01. Brussels, Belgium. Beursschouwburg.
DEC 02. Brighton, UK. Pressure Point.
DEC 03. London, UK. The Social.
DEC 04. Bristol, UK. Thekla.
DEC 05. Manchester, UK. Night And Day Café.
DEC 06. London, UK. The Moto @ Water Rats.
DEC 07. Glasgow, UK. Nice N Sleazy.
DEC 08. Cork, Ireland. Savoy.
DEC 09. Dublin, Ireland. Whelans.

Also in December, the band release a U.K. 7" single featuring "Outside the City" and their Fleetwood Mac cover, "Walk a Thin Line." The single will be available for digital download along with the b-side, "Golden Coin," starting November 26. Go here for more details.

 

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THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC ON TOUR; NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

 
 

TMSR begin their North American tour today at the Pyramid Cabaret in Winnipeg. Go here for all the tour dates. Be sure to check the Army of the Republic tour blog on the TMSR website here. The band has new merch – including t-shirts, hoodies and scarves – available at all shows and also from our online boutique, GalleryAC.

The Most Serene Republic has just put the final touches on their new video for "The Men Who Live Upstairs." We'll be posting the video next week on our media page here – keep an eye out for it!

 

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LOS CAMPESINOS! COME BACK TO AMERICA; HEAR THE INTERNATIONAL TWEEXCORE SINGLE

 
 


The Cardiff, Wales septet are back for five shows in North America. Click on the dates below to
buy tickets:

 
 

 

NOV 27. Los Angeles, CA. Echoplex.
NOV 28. San Francisco, CA. Great American Music Hall.
NOV 30. New York, NY. Bowery Ballroom.
DEC 04. Ottawa, ON. Zaphod Beeblebrox.
DEC 05. Toronto, ON. The Mod Club.
DEC 06. Montreal, QC. Le National.

You can also listen to their new single, "International Tweexcore Underground" on their MySpace page here and watch the video on their website here (where you can also find their current European tour dates).

 

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CBC RADIO 3 SESSIONS AND THE BUCKY AWARDS

 
 

 

CBC Radio 3 releases Sessions III, featuring Amy Millan's timeless "Skinny Boy." You can purchase Sessions III from iTunes or Maple Music. For more info on Amy Millan, visit her website here.

Now's the time to visit CBC Radio 3 to cast your vote for the 2007 Bucky Awards. Nominees include Feist, Stars, Jason Collett and Young Galaxy. Go here to vote.

 

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