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The End Of An Era: Saying Goodbye To The House That Started It All

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When people ask where the name Acadian Embassy comes from, the answer is always the same: “it was the name of our house.”

What started as a simple nickname for the little yellow bungalow on Micmac Street quickly developed into so much more.

At its heart, the name reflects a strong sense of community and carries with it a vibrant philosophy that keeps us all intrinsically connected – we build together, create together, learn together, fuck up together, grow together.

This undercurrent runs deep in the walls of this house.

Over the last five years, this place was many things to many people: an office, a rehearsal space (sorry Nicole!), a warehouse, a place to stay for traveling bands and friends, a prime location for many video shoots, a recording facility, a host for several backyard, basement, & living room concerts, a ground zero for some of the most epic neighbourhood-wide water balloon fights, a home.

Here we have learned so much not only about who we are and what we do, but also about what we’re capable of doing. As musicians, industry professionals, friends, and community-oriented people, this little house was a breeding ground for ideas, creativity, support, and trust. We carry these things with us as we move Embassy HQ to a new space, but it is this original location – both in a physical and metaphysical way – that started it all for Acadian Embassy.

Thus, it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye.

Au revoir old friend. Long may you remain in our memories.

Keep an eye on Les for us, would you?

 

Stream Rain Over St. Ambrose’s New Album, Still Waking Up, On AUX

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A week before it’s official release on June 16, Still Waking Up, the new album from Rain Over St. Ambrose, is streaming in its entirety exclusively on AUX. Stream the album HERE.

“Still Waking Up, the follow-up to 2012’s Truth for News was recorded in Riverport, Nova Scotia by Wintersleep’s Tim D’Eon, and follows the tried-and-true St. Ambrose blueprint of chunky guitars and fist-pumping choruses, all topped off with singer Cory LeBlanc’s gutsy howl,” the blog writes.

“Still Waking Up‘s rockier offerings like ’29 Takes,’ ‘Talk Talk Talk,’ and the title track sound like Frankie Stubbs from Leatherface fronting British Sea Power, while ’1×1′ calls to mind a grittier, Cancon Heartbreakers – Stompin’ Tom Petty. Still Waking Up and Rain Over St. Ambrose exist at the intersection of edginess, authenticity, and approachability.”

Order your copy of Still Waking Up by paying a visit to our STORE.

Pre-Order The New Rain Over St. Ambrose Album, Still Waking Up

ROSA-StillWakingUp-Cover-TempRain Over St. Ambrose returns with their new full-length album, Still Waking Up, on June 16.

Pre-order the album now by clicking HERE, visiting our STORE, or by clicking the Still Waking Up pre-order links on your right (just over here under the album cover —>).

Drenched in coastal haze, Still Waking Up pulsates with an urgent thunderous drive. The sophomore full-length from Rain Over St. Ambrose reverberates with anthemic sing-alongs, swampy fuzzed-out riff rock, and swirling synths. From the buzzsaw guitars of “29 Takes, to the falsetto backups on the hook-heavy “Petty Thief, to the stoner-infused breaks on “Broken Love” and “Death of a Salesman,” the album is enormous in tone and uninhibited in its approach. Raw, contemplative, and feverish, Still Waking Up once again showcases the band’s commitment to “honest, from-the-gut rock and roll” (The Chronicle Herald).

Produced by Tim D’Eon (Wintersleep) and recorded by Diego Medina at the Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, NS, the album was mixed at the Castle of Doom in Scotland by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle and Sebastien, Hey Rosetta!) and mastered at Sterling Audio in New York by Greg Calbi (War on Drugs, St. Vincent, Paul Simon).

When you pre-order the album, you’ll get an immediate download of the single “Broken Love,” and a digital download link sent your way on June 16. If you’re ordering a CD, albums will be sent out on or before June 16.

Behind The Scenes of Quiet Parade’s “Partons La Mer Est Belle”

In March 2015, Quiet Parade recorded a reimagined version of the classic Acadian song “Partons la mer est belle” for Régénération Musicale, a unique compilation of 13 Nova Scotian artists offering contemporary interpretations of traditional Acadian songs.

The album, distributed as a project from FéCANE, is available on Thursday, April 30. The band performs at the album release, which is taking place at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar from 4pm-7pm that day.

Until then, watch a behind the scenes mini-doc that follows Quiet Parade in studio during the recording of the track.

English Version:

Version Francophone:

For more information about Régénération Musicale, click HERE or visit www.fecane.ca

Buy tickets for Aqua Alta’s Halifax LP Release

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Undersea dream pop supergroup Aqua Alta celebrates the Halifax release of their debut LP, Dreamsphere.

Sunday, March 8 @ The Company House
w. special guests Miniature Ponies

Doors @ 7:30pm / Show at 8pm / $15.00

Tickets available in person at The Company House (2202 Gottingen St.) or online HERE.

Aqua Alta is the collaboration between producer Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Jerry Granelli), Charles Austin (recording engineer, guitar/bass for Superfriendz, Al Tuck, Buck 65) and Jenn Grant (Juno nominated singer and songwriter). Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia Aqua Alta came to fruition after the three artists met while taking part in the making of Buck 65′s 2011 album ’20 Odd Years’.

Pre-Order Limited Edition Signed Vinyl (w/3D Glasses) HERE.

BUY TICKETS for Taylor Swift Appreciation Night

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I Knew You Were Trouble: A Taylor Swift Appreciation Night
Featuring Quiet ParadeDance Movie, and Special Guests
Friday, February 13, 2015 @ The Company House
$8.00 / ticket

TWO SHOWS!

EARLY SHOW: Doors @ 7:30pm / Show @ 8:00pm Sharp! Buy Tickets HERE.
LATE SHOW*: Doors @ 10:00pm / Show @ 10:30pm Sharp! SOLD OUT!

*Dance party (with T-Swift in high rotation) c/o Young Hearts to follow.

Limited tickets available for both shows.

PLEASE NOTE: Online orders will NOT have physical tickets assigned to them. Your name will be on a will call list at the door on the night of the show.

Physical tickets are also for sale at The Company House (2202 Gottingen Street) during their hours of operation.

Proceeds from this show will help Quiet Parade & Dance Movie put out their new records, so, thanks!

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