Scary Bear Soundtrack:
Scary Bear Soundtrack is an Ottawa-based indie dream pop band featuring the works of Gloria Guns, with a sound that critics and journalists have compared to Alvvays, Stars, Tegan and Sara, and Cocteau Twins. The band has a strong focus on lifting up voices of women and people of colour to fight racism and misogyny, and are actively involved with Girls+ Rock Ottawa. The band’s critically acclaimed anti-violence against women song “Fault Lines” made it to the national top 4 in CBC’s Searchlight Competition for Canada’s Best New Artist in 2015. Scary Bear Soundtrack has performed at Ottawa Bluesfest, Marvest, Chinatown Remixed, Capital Pride, Ottawa Race Weekend, JUNOfest, Mirror Mountain Film Festival, DIY Spring, Folk on the Rocks Festival (Yellowknife), and NWT Pride. They are currently recording their newest album with Mike Dubue at the Quyon Church.
London, ON indigenous artist Wolf Saga has achieved a lot in his career so far. He has worked with Samsung, which teamed him up with producers Chin & Khalil, Air Canada, and Converse, who put him in a studio for Rubber Tracks. On top of that, he has taped an episode of Guilt Free Zone for APTN and appeared on an episode of Killjoys.
Past highlights include playing the inaugural WayHome Festival, shooting a commercial in Australia for Air Canada, charting at no. 1 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown for several weeks, filming a First Play Live session with CBC, and recently headlining Indie Week (Toronto) plus being a finalist for Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists.
Winners of a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Toronto Independent Music Award, the Canadian Songwriting Competition (Under 18 category) and the Slaight Music It’s Your Shot award, Moscow Apartment has rapidly become one of the most exciting emerging bands in Canadian folk and indie music. At just 15 and 16-years-old, Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla are multi-instrumentalist songwriters turning heads with their mature and unforgettable songs which are played regularly on CBC, getting used in the soundtracks for film and which have broken through on U.S radio, including NPR. They have also made a name for themselves as stellar live performers, gaining fans in music circles across genres. They were invited by The Good Lovelies to tour with them across Western Canada and count Leah Fay (July Talk), Amy Cole (Rural Alberta Advantage), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) and Kinnie Starr as fans. The high schoolers, who formed their duo in early 2017, have a strong work ethic and an enviable touring record. They have played festivals across Canada (Winnipeg Folk, Waterstock, Summerfolk, Shelter Valley, Hillside, Camp Wavelength, Winterfolk, Canada Music Week, CBC Music Fest, Windsong, Halifax Urban Folk Festival ) opened for Ben Caplan, Ron Hawkins, Lowest of the Low and appeared on lineups alongside Serena Ryder, Whitehorse, Ruth B, The Fortunate Ones, Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta) and Hawksley Workman.
While their debut EP released in the Fall of 2017 continues to gain a following in Canada, the U.S and Europe, Moscow Apartment are releasing new singles (June 2018 and November 2018) and working on a sophomore EP which will come out via Slaight Music and Hidden Pony Records in the Spring of 2019.
The Record Centre
1099 Wellington St.
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