Tuesday, April 16 2013
When Kevin Drew co-founded Arts & Crafts, his label was intended simply as a way to get out the music of his band, Broken Social Scene. Now, ten years later, Drew gives PopMatters an unflinching look at the ups and downs of running one of the most influential labels out there today.
Thursday, September 9 2010
Swiping movies scores from Jon Brion? Smoking up with Michael Bublé? Crafting album titles out of Lewis Carroll-inspired word games? Vocalist Adrian Jewett talks to PopMatters about his band's Juno nomination, it's never-ending stream of EPs, and finally getting a Jewish drummer.
Tuesday, August 24 2010
Most people don't know the Most Serene Republic, but even those who do may have missed this 2006 EP -- quite possibly their most coherent and spellbinding statement.
Monday, July 12 2010
It's one-of-a-kind stuff that'll keep you glued to the speakers.
Thursday, July 16 2009
Techno beats and female vocal choirs merge with '80s synth keyboards and pocket orchestras to create the Most Serene Republic's most sonically overstimulated, instensely replayable album of their young career.
Monday, December 3 2007
Ryan Lenssen nearly had his hands cut off, made his bandmates re-record the same album three times over, and says that their latest album wouldn't have been possible without the help of Ayn Rand.
Tuesday, October 16 2007
A step forward for the young band that's previously been in the shadow of Broken Social Scene.
Wednesday, August 3 2005
The first Arts & Crafts signing without a member of Broken Social Scene delivers an intriguing debut album with influences worn conspicuously on its sleeve. However, it also includes some stunningly unpredictable moments.