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We're hiring an Artist Management Assistant & Social Media Coordinator! Check out the full job positing on Indeed.

If you think this position is the right fit for you please send a resume and cover letter to aven@indoorrecess.com or apply through Indeed. All applications are due by 6pm EST on Friday, September 15th, 2017. 

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Long weekend listening!

The long weekend is upon us and so we thought we'd share some of our Canadian favourites with you! Learn some new things about the Indoor Recess pack with the Canadian edition of our Fun Facts, and check out our Long Weekend Spotify playlist for tunes from our clients' June/July releases, and some of our fav Canadian songs! 

Favourite song of all time by a Canadian artist:
Joanne Setterington: First Day of Spring - The Gandharvas

blasphemous “Canadian Bacon”
AH: Poutine - with bacon!
OM: Chômeur - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouding_chômeur
AB: Poutine or ketchup chips

Favourite Canadian city to visit:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
AM: Minden, Ontario – cottage country + Kawartha Dairy is life
AH: St. John's, Newfoundland
OM: Montreal, Quebec or St. John's, Newfoundland
AB: Montreal, Quebec

Favourite concert venue in Canada:
The Commodore, Vancouver
AM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AH: The Cameron House, Toronto
OM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AB: Zaphods, Ottawa #RIP

Favourite Canadian music festival:
Squamish Valley Music Festival
AM: Ottawa Bluesfest
AH: Hillside 
OM: Osheaga
AB: Ottawa Bluesfest

Favourite Canadian saying/phrase/term:
Tron Funkin' Blow
AM: Sorry
AH: Give’r .. Ex. We were losing the hockey game, so we had to just give ‘er in the third period.
OM: Give’r (FUBAR…)
AB: Eh?!

The most Canadian thing I’ve ever done:
Hung out with the man that is now Prime Minister in a strip club in St. John's
AM: Patio beer-ing in Calgary in the middle of February – thanks Chinook winds!
AH: Boiled maple syrup on my parent’s farm wearing a fully plaid and denim outfit and drinking Crown Royal
OM: Getting “Screeched In” during George Street Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This requires kissing a frozen cod fish and taking a shot of Newfoundland Screech rum.
AB: Celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa on Parliament Hill

Listen to the Spotify playlist we curated including our favourite songs of all time by a Canadian artist, artists that will be attending our favourite Canadian music festivals and our clients' June/July album releases!

Amanda McCauley: ‚ÄčMansion On The Hill – Neil Young
Aven Hoffarth: At The Hundredth Meridian – The Tragically Hip
Ola Mazzuca: Tie between Limelight - Rush (Moving Pictures) and Informer - Snow
Ally Bottero: Leather Jacket - Arkells

Favourite Canadian Food:
AH: Poutine – with bacon! 

JS: Balderson Old Cheddar 
AM: Peameal bacon – there is honestly nothing worse in this world than ordering eggs benny in the US and getting their blasphemous “Canadian Bacon”
OM: Chômeur - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouding_chômeur
AB: Poutine or Ketchup chips

Favourite Canadian city to visit:
OM: Montreal, Quebec or St. John’s, Newfoundland 

JS: Halifax, Nova Scotia 
AM: Minden, ON – cottage country + Kawartha Dairy is life
AH: St. John’s, Newfoundland 
AB: Montreal, Quebec

Favourite concert venue in Canada:
AM: Massey Hall, Toronto

JS: The Commodore, Vancouver 
AH: The Cameron House, Toronto
OM: Massey Hall, Toronto
AB: Zaphod's, Ottawa (RIP)

Favourite Canadian music festival:
AB: Ottawa Bluesfest

JS: Squamish Valley Music Festival 
AM: Ottawa Bluesfest
AH: Hillside in Guelph, Ontario 
OM: Osheaga

Favourite Canadian saying/phrase/term:
Tron Funkin' Blow 

AM: Sorry
AH: Give’er .. Ex. We were losing the hockey game, so we had to just give ‘er in the third period.
OM: Give’r (FUBAR…)
AB: Eh?!

The most Canadian thing I've ever done:
Hung out with the man that is now Prime Minister in a strip club in St. John's 
AM: Patio beer-ing in Calgary in the middle of February – thanks Chinook winds!
AH: Boiled maple syrup on my parent’s farm wearing a fully plaid and denim outfit and drinking Crown Royal
OM: Getting “Screeched In” during George Street Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This requires kissing a frozen cod fish and taking a shot of Newfoundland Screech rum.
AB: Celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa on Parliament Hill

Have a listen to our Long Weekend playlist that includes some of our favourite Canadian songs, tracks from our artists performing at our favourite Canadian festivals, and tunes from our clients with new releases in June/July!

June 2 - Flogging Molly - Life Is Good
June 9 - Chuck Berry - Chuck
June 9 - Gov't Mule - Revolution Come...Revolution Go
June 10 - Ivory Hours - Dreamworld
June 16 - CKY - The Phoenix
June 22 - AMAARA - Black Moon EP

July 14 - Dayseeker - Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising
July 28 - Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface 

And don't miss these great performances over the long weekend!
July 1:
Johnson Crook - Dauphin, MB - Dauphin Countryfest
Little Coyote - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Caesar, Safia Nolin (Polaris Music Prize) - London, UK - Canada Day in Trafalgar Square

July 2:
Pokey LaFarge - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
The Strumbellas - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Butler's Barracks Historic Site
Union Duke - Castlegar, BC - Kootenay Country Music Festival


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It's Gonna Be May

Holy crow, it's the last few days of April! This month has seriously flown by - CMW was a whirlwind with AMAZING sets from a bunch of our artists. We're wrapping up the month with some awesome new tracks, videos, and albums - check out what's going on!

Hard rock juggernaut, All That Remains, put out their highly-anticipated eighth studio album, Madness (check out the video for the title track below!)

Indie super-group, BNQT (members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Grandaddy, and Travis) released their debut album, Volume 1

Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso shared their long-awaited new album, What Now

All That Remains shared a video for the title track off their new album, Madness (which is out today!):

The late, great, Chuck Berry has a new single out called Wonderful Woman:

Calgary's Hello Moth released a brand new single to celebrate his upcoming performances at The Great Escape Festival in the UK - check out Take This Away:

Little Dragon shared the video for their track, Celebrate, off their recently released new record, Season High: 

And Pokey LaFarge released another track off his upcoming new album, Have a listen to Better Man Than Me:

Brighton, UK's As It Is are playing at Hard Luck Bar on Sunday (April 30)

We have in town...
Harrison @ The Baby G on May 4th
Little Dragon @ The Danforth Music Hall on May 4th
VIKINGS @ The Drake Underground on May 5th

And Cat Clyde and Streetlight Social have new albums out on the 5th. 

Keep your eyes and ears out and see you next month!


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Spring Things...

Well, it’s been a few weeks that we’ve been live, but here is our official welcome to the brand-spanking-new Indoor Recess website (and blog)! With the new year and some exciting new changes, we thought it was a perfect time for a little makeover. On top of some info and fun facts about our company, we’ll also be keeping you updated, here, on the goings-on of the amazing artists we work with!

We’ve kicked off 2017 with some pretty big bangs already. Indoor Recess Artist Management has two new welcomed additions to the family: BC-based alternative band //AMISTAD// and Toronto indie-alt-rockers Long Range Hustle – joining the ranks with The Strumbellas, Simon Ward, and Cone McCaslin.

On the PR side of things, we were thrilled to see 5 of our artists racking up 11 JUNO nominations – with A Tribe Called Red taking home Producer of the Year, The Strumbellas winning Single of the Year, and Grimes nabbing Video of the Year.

Now, CMW is right around the corner and we have some awesome acts performing at the festival. Check out the schedule below and come say ‘hi’ to us at any of these shows!  

Check out our April Spotify playlist to hear some tracks from our JUNO winners and nominees (as well as some of our own personal favs from this year’s nominees), and songs from our artists performing at CMW this year.

The Record Company release a brand new music video for their track, Baby, I’m Broken: http://bit.ly/2ow2BFA
Wyclef Jean premieres the video for The Ring: http://bit.ly/2orMneR
Sylvan Esso shares a video for their single, Radio: http://bit.ly/2ob1gAj
Flogging Molly release a lyric video for their song, Reptiles (We Woke Up): http://bit.ly/2pe3jWc
Streetlight Social have a new lyric video for their single, Daybreaks: http://bit.ly/2oDPGBP
All That Remains launch the pre-order for their new album, Madness, and share the lyric video for new single Halo: http://bit.ly/2oc2VWk

BNQT share Real Love – the next track off their upcoming release, Volume I: http://bit.ly/2ovGQFJ
Gov’t Mule announce their new studio album and share the lead singles Stone Cold Rage: http://rol.st/2oULmz4 and Sarah, Surrender: http://bit.ly/2oDXJyC

Little Dragon release their new album, Season High

April 28: All The Remains – Madnes / BNQT – Volume / Sylvan Esso – What Now
May 5: Cat Clyde – Ivory Castanets / Streetlight Social – Blood From Stone
May 12: Seether – Poison The Parish
May 19: Magic Giant – In The Wind / Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations
June 2: Flogging Molly – Life Is Good
June 9: Gov’t Mule – Revolution Come…Revolution Go
June 16: Chuck Berry – Chuck

Wednesday, April 19
10:30pm – Ivory Hours – Adelaide Hall
11:30pm – The Balconies – Adelaide Hall
12:00am – Danko Jones – Velvet Underground

Thursday, April 20
8:00pm – Little Coyote – Silver Dollar
9:00pm – Cat Clyde – Dakota Tavern

Friday, April 21
6:30pm – The Strumbellas – Rebel (iHeartRadio Fest)
8:00pm – Astrocolor – The Mod Club
9:00pm – Alexandria Maillot – The Paddock
12:00am - Long Range Hustle - Grace O'Malley's

Sunday, April 23
8:00pm – Token – Phoenix Concert Theatre

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Toronto, ON – August 30, 2017 – Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Now, the band is back with the first taste of the new music from their forthcoming album. The brand new single, Archipelago, received its broadcast premiere last week on CBC q, while the accompanying video premiered today on Live in Limbo. Archipelago is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

“The song Archipelago started with a cruisy banjo riff that is prevalent throughout the song,” the band comments. “The lyrics came about a bit later and they tell the story of a night spent in the archipelago near Stockholm, Sweden where we had recently visited on our last European tour. We spent a night in a cabin by the sea on the coast of a European country but we couldn't believe how similar it was to Canada; drawing similarities to Northern Ontario. By the time we had left, we had seen a moose, the northern lights, and had been struck with the realization that ‘it was not all that different in the archipelago’". 

The video was shot in Calgary and directed and produced by Brett Connors and Brett Ferster from The Light Factory. The concept follows people as they experience a song, and shows how we can all share in an experience of listening to a song; but the individual experiences we have – and what it means to each of us – can be so different. 

Stay tuned for more from Shred Kelly coming later this year!

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Toronto, ON – September 8, 2017 – Cyhra, a new band featuring ex-Amaranthe singer Jake E., ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, ex-In Flames bassist Peter Iwers and ex-Annihilator drummer Alex Landenburg, have wrapped up the video for Karma – the lead track from their forthcoming debut album, Letters To Myself, out October 20th via Spinefarm Records.

Karma, and the whole Letters To Myself album, features plenty of the magic that each member of the band has become known for over the years. From the blissfully melodic thrust of Jesper Strömblad’s riffs and hooks, and the soaring, soulful splendour of Jake E.’s unmistakable voice to the pummelling, groove-driven precision of Peter Iwers, and Alex Landenburg’s rhythmic bedrock, every last moment crackles with the excitement of fresh territory, bold challenges and a brand new identity for all involved to embrace.

Jake E. says, “It was a pleasure and a no-brainer to re-unite with director Patric Ullaeus for the video. Whatever that man touches just turns to gold. We shot the clip in an old factory that has been abandoned for 25 years. The story line is part of a bigger narrative that will continue in the next video. I am tremendously proud of the end result, and I hope that our fans will be as excited about the video as we are”.

You can watch the video for Karma here.

Cyhra plan to tour globally in support of their Spinefarm debut, with their first show scheduled for October 27th at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland.

Cyhra is: Vocals: Jake E (ex-Amaranthe), Guitar: Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames), Bass: Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames), Drums: Alex Landenburg (ex-Annihilator)


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TORONTO, ON – April 10, 2018 – Following last week’s announcement by Audiotree and Paquin Entertainment, the newly established, Audiotree North, is thrilled to unveil their Canadian Music Week showcase line-up, featuring Ought, Casper Skulls, Begonia, Pkew Pkew Pkew and Pony. CMW Explorer/Explorer+ Wristbands and tickets are available via TicketWeb, Rotate This and Soundscapes.

In addition to the showcase, Audiotree North is partnering with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) to present a pre-event celebration, open exclusively to Canadian Music Week delegates. The event will premiere live music videos from six artists, shot in Toronto at the Great Hall, the Longboat and Revolution Recording. This pilot session featured PUP, Lido Pimienta, Casper Skulls, Pony, Magic Giant and Begonia. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet members of Audiotree, Audiotree North and TCS.

Since Audiotree began in 2011, it has grown to become a mainstay for artists touring through Chicago. Considered a coup - by managers, record labels, and artists - to book an Audiotree Live session, the multimedia company has filmed and recorded over 3,000 artists, including Shakey Graves, Glass Animals, Julien Baker, Arkells and The Sheepdogs. In addition to the “Far Out” live video sessions, Audiotree also films studio sessions and live performances at one of their Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall and Schubas. Audiotree currently boasts over 330k YouTube subscribers from around the world, who’ve watched more than 500 million minutes of content.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide. We gain market intelligence, uncover opportunities for Canadian companies and help reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies to prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems. Learn more at www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca   


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