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BE A PART OF ATLANTIC FILM FEST’S 10×10 MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION

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 - https://www.facebook.com/events/619159294803030

Here is a location schedule:

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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.

Acadian Embassy Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations

sidebar.logoAcadian Embassy artists and industry professionals were well-represented in the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Award nominations released this morning, and we are extremely proud to share these nominations with you:

Group Recording of the Year: Quiet Parade – Old Haunts
Alternative Recording of the Year: Quiet Parade – Old Haunts
DJ of the Year: AA Wallace
Electronic Recording of the Year: AA Wallace – (disambiguation)
Rock Recording of the Year: Rain Over St. Ambrose – Truth For News
Company of the Year: Acadian Embassy
Industry Professional of the Year: Trevor Murphy
Manager of the Year: Josh Pothier
Media Professional of the Year: Trevor Murphy (Halifax Is Burning)
Promoter of the Year: Trevor Murphy (for Acadian Embassy)
Radio Program of the Year: Halifax Is Burning

All current members of Music Nova Scotia are eligible to vote for this year’s Music and Industry Awards which will take place through an online voting system beginning on Thursday, September 5th and closing on Thursday, September 26th at 5pm.

For a full list of Music Nova Scotia Award nominees, click HERE.

Buy Exclusive Merch, Donate To Rebel Girl Rock Camp

While cleaning up the Embassy offices this week we found three test pressings of Quiet Parade‘s 12″ vinyl Please Come Home (We Hate It Here Without You) and a backlog of The Establishment‘s 7″ vinyl – a split with Windsor, Ontario’s Orphan Choir.

We’ve put them up for sale on Bandcamp and decided that all the proceeds we make from these sales will be donated to the Rebel Girl Halifax Rock Camp – a really great summer camp for girls where campers attend instrument lessons, form a band, collaboratively write an original song, participate in daily music and empowerment-related workshops, attend lunchtime performances by local women musicians and perform with their band at a live showcase at the end of the week.

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Acadian Embassy Launches New Website, Unveils Video Series, and Announces Upcoming Showcases

Coinciding with National Acadian Day, Halifax-based independent label Acadian Embassy has announced its brand new website.

In addition to the new site, the label has also unveiled the first video in a multi-part, roster-inclusive series that will be rolled out over the next four months.  This video, shot by Analog Songs, features Quiet Parade performing their song “Ghosts” in Canada’s oldest standing courthouse – a National Historic Site located in Tusket, NS. Watch it below or on the VIDEOS page.

Last week, Music Nova Scotia announced that all four Acadian Embassy acts - AA Wallace, Kuato, Quiet Parade and Rain Over St. Ambrose - will showcase in Sydney, NS during Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week.  The label will also showcase its roster in Yarmouth, NS this October.

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INTERVIEW: A.A. Wallace’s sleepless nights morphed into bedroom disco

Even when he fronted Halifax rock outfit Sleepless Nights, A.A. Wallace had a singular mindset, treating the band as a rotating cast of whoever was available, interested, and qualified, instead of a group of personalities upon whom the entire thing depended. It’s no big surprise that he’s since ended up out on his own, recently remixing tracks for Pick A Piper and Jenn Grant, and releasing his full-length solo debut, (disambiguation).

“We reached a point in the band where we were all kind of bored with it,” Wallace admits over the phone from Halifax. “I kept doing things the way I was doing them before, just by myself.”

Bands ditching guitars and going electronic may increasingly be the name of the game, but unlike most being influenced by trends or stunted by the prohibitive costs of being a touring band, Wallace’s earliest instrument was actually a computer—growing up in Yarmouth, NS, his first musical experiments were with sequencing, not strumming. Post-Sleepless Nights, when it came time to make (disambiguation), Wallace’s songwriting took a mechanical turn.
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