Embassy Update – May 2014

We’re gearing up for a big summer here at Acadian Embassy headquarters. We’ve got a few new releases, some festival dates, and an Eastern Canadian tour coming your way. Check it out.

KUATO is getting ready to unleash their debut full-length, The Great Upheaval, in June. The album will be released on 12″ vinyl  and will feature album artwork designed by Stephen MacDonald.  Pre-orders will be available soon! Following the release of the album, the post-rock quintet will embark on a tour of Eastern Canada in its support. All tour dates will be announced shortly.

AA WALLACE will be heading to Toronto, ON in June to perform at North By North East. He’ll also be bringing his spacey nu-disco to Evolve in Antigonish, NS in July and will have a new single on the interwebs this summer. AA recently released a video for “Lipstick & Stethoscopes,” a track from his album (disambiguation). Check it out here if you haven’t seen it yet. Another track from (disambiguation), “Temporal Suspension,” was also recently covered by dream pop duo Vogue Dots on their new EP, Toska. Check that out here.

RAIN OVER ST. AMBROSE is finishing up their latest full-length album which was recorded at the Old Confidence Lodge in December, produced by Wintersleep’s Tim D’Eon and mixed by legendary engineer Tony Doogan in Scotland. The band will be performing at the New Glasgow Jubilee on August 2 with the Sam Roberts Band and will also be playing the Hantsport Homecoming Concert on July 26.

QUIET PARADE is hard at work in the Embassy’s basement writing material for their upcoming full-length album. The band will once again team up with award-winning producer Daniel Ledwell for the album and are slated to begin recording at the end of August. Later this summer, the band will perform an intimate, exclusive show where they’ll unveil a slew of new songs. In the meantime, you can catch Quiet Parade in Halifax, NS at Grand Parade on Saturday, May 10 at 11am where they’ll be playing a free show as part of I Love Local HFX’s Open City.

But that’s not all! We’ve got a couple exciting releases coming your way in the next few months as well. We don’t want to spill the beans just yet, but can tell you one will be a new 12″ vinyl release from a band we’ve loved forever, and the other will be a digital EP from a long-time friend. Keep your eyes (and your ears) open for news on both releases in the next few weeks.

AA Wallace to Perform at Roland AIRA Showcase at ECMW

AIRAWe are pleased to announce that AA Wallace will be performing a special set on Thursday, April 3rd at the Roland AIRA Showcase at East Coast Music Week in Charlottetown.

Wallace will be showcasing with Roland’s brand new line of AIRA machines, performing tracks from his critically acclaimed album (disambiguation) as well as material written specifically to show off the capabilities of the AIRA line.

The show is at 10:30pm in the Roland Member’s Lounge at the PEI Convention Centre (18 Queen St, Charlottetown). See you there!

Acadian Embassy Wins Big In The Coast’s Best Of Music Poll

EMBASSY-COAST-BESTOFMUSIC-WebAcadian Embassy artists pulled in some big wins in The Coast‘s Best  of Music 2014 Reader’s Poll today. Here are the Embassy-related  results:

Best Electronic Artist
Runner Up: Best Vinyl for (disambiguation)

Best Band To Enjoy Quietly
4th Year Running

Best Band to Be Blown Away By
Runner Up: Best Experimental Band
2nd Runner Up: Best Band to Turn Up Loud

2nd Runner Up: Best Record Label

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!






March 29 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club – SHAKE Festival Electro w. Scientists of Sound, Wet Paint, Pineo, KDZ & Whaleskin | $12 adv. $15 door

March 28 – Saint John, NB @ Pepper’s Pub w. The Waking Night & Hand-Drawn
March 29 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital w. The Waking Night & Kill Chicago
April 11 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse w. Glory Glory & Best Fiends
April 18 – Yarmouth, NS @ Rodd Grand Convention Centre w. Lead Mule & The 742s

April 25 – Sydney, NS @ Governor’s Pub w. Pioneer Video

AA Wallace Launches New Website Along With New Video and Cassette Release

1947705_10153799600105184_1711749923_nAA Wallace has recently unveiled a slick new website, along with a video for “Lipstick and Stethoscopes” and announced a limited cassette release for his experimental 2012 release “the mu-(sic) 4 zero muzizians”.

The video for “Lipstick and Stethoscopes” is the most recent in a string of videos from the (disambiguation) LP to explore detachment and time. Set in a 70s era faux-European psychedelic network television nightmare, the video references an age when music shows were a clusterfuck of visual effects, staged performances and fake enthusiasm.

Watch the video HERE.

Wallace has also announced the release of a limited Cassette edition of “the mu-(sic) 4 zero muzizians” an experimental 7-track EP blending VHS samples, minimalist beats and dark soundscapes. The release will be available both on our store and the AA Wallace bandcamp store.

You can catch AA Wallace and his live band at the recently announced SHAKE Festival at the Marquee Club on March 29th with Scientists of Sound, Whale Skin, Pineo, KDZ and Wet Paint. TIckets available HERE.


Kuato unveils video for “Groundwork”…previews new material from anticipated debut full-length

Halifax post-rock quintet Kuato has released a video for “Groundwork, the lead single from their anticipated forthcoming debut album, The Great Upheaval (Acadian Embassy).


WATCH the video | STREAM the single.

True to form, “Groundwork” finds the band weaving together intricate movements, emotive melodies and psychedlic doom to sculpt a life-like sonic narrative. The song is now available as a digital download or in physical form on a limited edition red cassette that also features “Battle of Bloody Creek, another preview track from The Great Upheaval.


Inspired by the brutal 18th Century expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, The Great Upheaval is scheduled for release in Spring 2014.


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