Rain Over St. Ambrose’s “Broken Love” in on The Verge’s Top 40 Year-End List at #11
Dec 12, 2016
Rain Over St. Ambrose continues to make big strides with on SiriusXM’s The Verge. Their single, “Broken Love,“ comes in at #11 on the station’s Top 40 year-end list. Beginning on Wednesday, December 14, The Verge will count down the 40 biggest Canadian songs played on the channel this year on multiple occasions. For a full list of broadcast dates visit: http://www.siriusxm.ca/verge-the-40-2016
“Broken Love” spent four weeks on The Verge’s Top 10 chart this fall, and hit the Canada: Alternative Rock Top 50 commercial radio charts twice during this period.
Rain Over St. Ambrose performs in Yarmouth, NS on December 26, 2016, headlining the Annual Acadian Embassy Boxing Day Bash.
Nova Scotia Music Week 2016
Oct 27, 2016
Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 is right around the corner, and this year Acadian Embassy is inviting you to take a chance on the underdog.
Both Quiet Parade and Rain Over St. Ambrose perform in Truro, NS on Saturday, November 5th.
Quiet Parade is up for two Nova Scotia Music Awards this year, receiving nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Alternative Recording of the Year.
Acadian Embassy’s Trevor Murphy also picked up Industry Award nominations for Industry Professional of the Year and Manager of the Year.
Rain Over St. Ambrose’s single “Broken Love” recently cracked the Top 50 Canada: Alternative Rock Charts. See the full chart HERE. The song also spent four weeks on The Grocery List, a Top 10 Countdown on SiriusXM‘s The Verge.
Limited Edition Rain Over St. Ambrose Tour Tees & Tanks Now Available!
Oct 9, 2016
These sweet limited edition Rain Over St. Ambrose t-shirts and tank tops are now available in the Acadian Embassy store. Limited quantities and sizes are available, so don’t delay! Get yours HERE.
Rain Over St. Ambrose has recently returned to Yarmouth following a quick Eastern Canadian tour. While in Toronto, the band taped a special session for SiriusXM‘s The Verge. Stayed tuned for that. The debut single from Still Waking Up, “Broken Love,“ continues to climb The Verge‘s The Grocery List Top 10 charts, coming in at #6 this week.
Listen to The Grocery List on SiriusXM 173 on Saturdays at 4pm & 10pm ET, Sundays at 6pm ET, Mondays at 8pm ET, or Thursdays at 7pm ET.
Acadian Embassy Introduces: The Parish Choir
Jul 22, 2016
Fuelled by distance and nostalgia, TheParish Choir is a recording project helmed by Trevor Murphy (Quiet Parade/Dance Movie) and newcomer Becky Murray. Their debut self-titled single is built on a foundation of experimentation, creative re-interpretation, and deep-seeded appreciation for late 90s CanCon.
The two tracks – covers of Matthew Good Band’s “Running From Home” and David Usher’s “St. Lawrence River” – were stripped bare at the outset, moulded around darkened, down-tuned acoustics. The approach allowed the duo to rebuild the tracks in the moment, while championing a renewed focus on the lyrical content of the originals.
Recorded at the renowned Echo Chamber studio in Halifax, NS with Palmer Jamieson (Beauts/Night Surf), the selections chosen by The Parish Choir capture particular themes: the solitude of winter, the persistent chase towards uncertainty, the haunting pangs of regret. “I always thought I’d make it up to you,” the duo sings on the B-Side.
It is here, amidst this melancholic and somber atmosphere the Parish Choir recordings bend towards beauty. A glance into the vapours of the past, mired in the haze of mistakes, memories, and unrelenting rurality.
The Parish Choir’s self-titled debut (AE021) is available today as a free download in the Acadian Embassy store.
Fossil Cliffs return with Enter The Realm – available NOW!
Jun 10, 2016
Formed in 2014, Fossil Cliffs began as a vehicle of expression for frontman Mike D’Eon (Kuato). Following the release of the self-titled EP on which D’Eon recorded all the instruments, he enlisted some of his fellow Acadian Embassy denizens (members of Quiet Parade & Dance Movie) to fill out the rest of the line up. Together they hunkered in the basement of the Embassy and at Halifax’s renowned Echo Chamber to record their debut LP, Enter the Realm.
Hazy guitars and keyboards hand-in-hand with crisp punctual sludge-pop rhythms characterize a unique sound on Enter the Realm. Songs like “Tearing My Heart Out” feature bass lines filled with gusto that draw comparisons to Black Mountain’s sludgier side. Fossil Cliffs show their influences on “Federation Law,” with Black Lips-like twangy riffs and experimental keyboards that create a delirium over steady rock n’ roll rhythms.
Quiet Parade releases self-titled album on September 18…shares video for new single and announces tour dates
Aug 20, 2015
Quiet Parade releases their new, self-titled album on Friday, September 18 via Acadian Embassy. Watch the video for the full-length’s lead single, “We Were Here,“HERE or below. In support of the new record, the band embarks on an Eastern Canadian tour. Dates are as follows:
September 12 - Charlottetown, PE @ Fishbone’s
September 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Burdock Music Hall
September 18 - Hamilton, ON @ Homegrown Hamilton
September 19 - Wakefield, QC @ The Blacksheep Inn
September 20 - Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
November 20 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
Like the music itself, Quiet Parade’s evolution has moved in a slow crescendo, steadily but insistently building on a foundation of nostalgia and longing, to create songs that are as forward-looking melodically as they are lyrically wistful, a carefully cultivated combination of folk-pop music. Quiet Parade marched to life as a solo project for Trevor Murphy, but on this self-titled full-length, the Halifax fog-rock unit steps forward together.
Recorded and produced by award-winning producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, The Fortunate Ones, Oh Pep) at Echo Lake, Quiet Parade is steeped in winding guitar lines, fading choruses, insistent percussion, and words that go straight for the heart. It’s an album for late-night drives and early morning walks, on headphones at a whisper and stereos turned up loud.
While Murphy has always had a steady hand on his own memories, the mood here is wider, wiser, more confident—even when admitting its mistakes. Debut single “We Were Here” evokes Plans-era Death Cab For Cutie, with its mid-tempo stumble through a sleeping town, its soaring chorus the promise of legacy. The upbeat piano line in“Heavy Winter” belies the lyrics’ sense of loss and confusion, while propulsive percussion keeps heads above water in “Ancestors.“ In “City of the Dead”—”we’re all born and bred/to be liars“—we wait for help that maybe never comes, or could be caught on the back of the whoa-oh-ohs stitched underneath. “Light Back Home” wears its honesty boldly, offering apologies and solutions in equal measure.