Acadian Embassy Artist Update Nov 2013

AE-Tile2x2It’s been a busy month for Acadian Embassy artists. The last 30 days saw everyone perform at both the Halifax Pop Explosion and Nova Scotia Music Week in Sydney. They conquered rain storms, strobe lights and poor diets to keep up the pace, and in the end the Embassy’s Trevor Murphy took home an award for his Radio Program Halifax is Burning, Sleepless Nights played a brief 15 minute set (their first time on stage together in over two years) and about fifteen people bedded down at the Acadian Embassy suite over the course of four days. Not all at the same time however, no matter how much it felt like it.

With lots of stuff happening we figured we’d compile it for everyone, so here’s some updates for the next  month or so.


Quiet Parade shows with Ria Mae/Acres and Acres



Quiet Parade will be heading out tonight to kick off some NS dates with Ria Mae, pulling double duty as they perform with Ria as her back-up band. Amidst those shows they will also be performing a very special show at the Round Church on Brunswick street with Acres and Acres. Here’s a list of dates:

Nov 21 – Wolfville @ The Acadia Chapel – INFO
Nov 22 – Sydney @ Governor’s Pub – INFO
Nov 23 – Halifax @ Round Church – INFO
Nov 29 – Yarmouth @ Haley’s Lounge – INFO
Nov 30 – Shelburne @ The Seadog Saloon – INFO

Rain Over St Ambrose Hit the Studio with Wintersleep’s Tim D’Eon

Rain Over St Ambrose have hunkered down into Confidence Lodge Studios with Wintersleep’s Tim D’Eon to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed (and Music Nova Scotia Award nominated) album “Truth For News”. The boys will be there over two weeks, and you can get special updates, videos and exclusive content from the sessions by subscribing to their page and pre-ordering the album HERE.

KUATO Wrap Up Tour w/ We’re Doomed, Cassettes and a New Video

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Kuato have wrapped up their Maritime tour with We’re Doomed (who have retuned to Toronto minus one bass plus many fond memories). Prior to the tour the band released a short run of limited edition cassettes with two tracks from their upcoming album “The Great Upheaval”.

The cassettes pile is dwindling but you can still grab them in the STORE.

The band is also getting set to release their first music video, shot over two days in September.

AA Wallace Remixes/Videos

Since the release of (disambiguation) and his 10×10 video for Temporal Suspension  AA Wallace has been doing quite a lot of remixes for various Canadian groups/artists. He also shot a video for Lipstick & Stethoscopes in September that should come to light just before the new year. Here’s a couple that have been released, and expect some more in the near future (including a By Divine Right remix you may recognize from his live set).

The Darcys – Horses Fell ( remix)

Jenn Grant – Walk Away ( remix)

Pick a Piper – Cinders and Dust (A.A. Wallace Acid Mix)



Kuato Release Limited Edition Red Cassette With New Songs!

Tapephoto500x500Kuato have released a Limited Edition Red Cassette just in time for their Maritime tour with We’re Doomed. The cassette contains two new songs from their upcoming debut album The Great Upheaval and includes a digital download of both tracks.

The tapes are available in the Acadian Embassy Store as well as at the following upcoming Kuato Shows:

Oct 30th @ Legion Stadium, Truro NS
Oct 31st @ Stafford House, Moncton NB
Nov 1st @ The Capital Bar, Fredericton NB
Nov 2nd @ Hunter’s Alehouse, Charlottetown PEI


Kuato Announce Fall Dates With We’re Doomed + HPX, NSMW



After a summer spent mixing their new album and procreating, Kuato are climbing out of the basement and hitting the road to join We’re Doomed on some Maritime dates, as well as showcase at the Halifax Pop Explosion and Nova Scotia Music Week.

Kuato will be kicking off their run of Fall shows on October 11th in Yarmouth at the Rodds Grand Hotel for the Acadian Embassy Tree Year Anniversary party, where it is a given that wild times shall be had.

Check out the following dates:

Friday, October 11thYarmouth, NS – Rodd’s Grand Hotel
Acadian Embassy Tree Year Anniversary Party
w/ Quiet Parade, AA Wallace, Rain Over St Ambrose

Friday, October 25th – Halifax, NS – Reflections Cabaret – 9:00pm
Halifax Pop Explosion
w/ Solids, METZ, Secret Guest

October 30th – Truro, NS – Venue TBA
w/ We’re Doomed

October 31st – Moncton, NB – Stafford House – 9:00pm
w/ We’re Doomed

November 1st – Fredericton, NB – The Capital Bar – 10:00pm
w/ We’re Doomed

November 2nd – Charlottetown, PEI – Hunter’s Alehouse – 10:00pm
w/ We’re Doomed

Friday November 8th – Sydney, NS – Capri Club – 12:30pm
Nova Scotia Music Week

Acadian Embassy 3 Year Anniversary Showcase

Embassy-Yarms-New Acadian Embassy celebrates its three-year anniversary with a label showcase in Yarmouth, NS at the Rodd Grand Hotel Convention Centre on Friday, October 11.

The evening features performances by RAIN OVER ST. AMBROSE, AA WALLACE, KUATO & QUIET PARADE plus a very special guest appearance from OWEN & GERRY.

Door price is $6 before 11pm, $10 after 11pm.
Advance Tickets are on sale for $6 online HERE or at any Ticketpro outlet including City Drug Store and the Saulnierville Pharmacy.

The first 50 people to buy advance tickets will get a copy of a limited edition poster featuring art from Yarmouth’s David Gorman.

Doors are at 9pm, the show starts at 10pm SHARP! Don’t be late.

RSVP on Facebook.

AA Wallace & Rain Over St. Ambrose 10×10 Music Videos

Two Acadian Embassy artists – AA Wallace and Rain Over St. Ambrose – were chosen to participate in the Atlantic Film Festival’s 10×10 Music Video competition this year in which local bands paired with up-and-coming filmmakers and challenged to conceptualize, shoot and edit a music video in five days.  Here are the results!

AA Wallace – “Temporal Suspension” | Filmmaker: Adam Penney


Rain Over St. Ambrose – “Walking Home” | Filmmaker: Stephanie Young


If you missed the screenings of all the 10×10 videos on Saturday here in Halifax, you can catch them tonight at The Oval.


bootshomepageAcadian Embassy is proud to have two of it’s artists competing in the Atlantic Film Festival‘s 10×10 Music Video competition. Both Rain Over St. Ambrose and AA Wallace were chosen for the competition in which artists are paired with filmmakers to produce a professional music video in just one week.

Keep up with their progress via the Acadian Embassy Instagram.

You also have a chance to be a part of the fun by participating in the AA Wallace shoot, in which many different people will play him — male, female, young or old it doesn’t matter. The job is simple – show up to one or more of the filming locations, don the signature glasses and attire provided, and perform a a simple task – Easy as that!

For up to date information on the shoot, please join the Facebook Event here -

Here is a location schedule:


12:00pm (noon) – Acadian Embassy (3356 Micmac St.)
1:30pm – The street in front of 3356 Micmac St
3:00pm -  outside of Local Jo’s ( 2959 Oxford st.)
4:30 – 5:00pm FOOD BREAK
5:30pm – Obsolete Records (2454 Agricola st.)
7:00pm – The Halifax Commons


12:00pm – Outside 2151 Gottingen St
1:30pm – Outside Quinpool Rd. Taco Bell
3:00pm – Wrap shooting

Feel free to come along at any point and bring any friends you want.

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