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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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