Arbutus Records is a Montreal label founded by Sebastian Cowan in 2009 and its roster is bands that are all friends and helped establish the label in the loft space it was founded.
I don’t know too much of their music, but I know many of the artists by name at least (it is a start!).
Presently the label is promoting Raphaelle from Braids’ side project, Blue Hawaii and their second album, Untogether. It was recorded when band members Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex “Agor” Cowan were apart from each other. Check out “In Two”:
Recently I have been listening to TOPS. Check out their set from SoundCloud (“She’s So Bad” has a chord progression that reminds me of an 80s tune, but I will try and figure it out later… it is at 0:35 and a few other times if you feel like checking it out yourself):
Of course Grimes is still a part of the label. Here is “Rosa”, from her 2009 debut, Geidi Primes:
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