Label: Arts & Crafts
Style: Indie-rock, indie-electronic, indie-pop
Established: Arts & Crafts was established in 2002 in Toronto, Ontario Canada by Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew.
Artists: The American Analog Set, Apostle of Hustle, Broken Social Scene, Jason Collett, Constantines, The Dears, Kevin Drew, Feist, The Hidden Cameras, Los Campesinos!, Amy Millan, The Most Serene Republic, New Buffalo, Phoenix, Stars, The Stills, Valley of the Giants, Young Galaxy
Essential Listening: Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It in People (2003); Stars, Set Yourself on Fire (2004); Feist, The Reminder (2007)
A&R Philosophy: “It's quite rare that bands get signed by sending in a demo unsolicited,” says Stephen McGrath, Artist & Media Relations. “That said, if you'd still like to send us some of your music, you may do so. While we listen to everything we're sent, we do not return any packages, nor do we offer feedback.”
Upcoming: “We have upcoming releases from Jason Collett, The Stills and Constantines,” McGrath says, “as well as many artist tour dates — including Stars, Young Galaxy and Feist, all touring through 2008 — which can be seen at our Website, www.arts-crafts.ca/tourdates.”