Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WahGujarat Video Portal

I love the banner and background pattern of the WahGujarat Video Portal, which has picked up our track "Dang" on their video redistribution service:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Articule!

That was a lot of fun, and we were glad to be a part of it. To whoever took home piece #37: that would have been my pick! Find out more about the gallery -- history and future -- at

Friday, March 19, 2010


This appears to be a Thai video site. I've never really had a good look at Thai text before. What a สวย ลายมือ !

Mirror article about the Articule event

The Montreal Mirror ran an article yesterday about the Articule fundraiser that we're playing at tomorrow night. Here's the link to the web version, and here's the print version:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Optical illusion

In one of the photos that Carl took for us for promo material, through some trick of perspective it appears that J.F., our illustrious bass player, is very small -- shoulder height to me. I'm not that tall to begin with. He's been miniaturized.
For comparison, here's one where he's back to normal size, though I seem to be suspended at an unnatural angle. Strange things can happen on that mountain.

(I quickly adjusted the contrast on these myself -- this is not indicative of Carl's vision for the photos!)

CBC Radio 3 site info

I noticed today that over at CBC Radio 3, we are listed as the #2 most-played jazz song of this week. Also, on March 3, we were at the #1 most-played jazz song of the day, both times for our song "Snap." Our profile is here.

There is a wealth of cool stuff to be found on the CBC Radio 3 music site. Do check it out if you're not familiar with it yet!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Another one..

I didn't know there was a But here we are:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Web Ephemera

One unexpected result of putting out the Arboreal Quartet CD has been the way it's propagating into the world at large. Here are a few examples:

I noticed last week that our album was for sale on a Finnish website -- Using an online translator, I figured out that the distributor was a certain 'IODA,' legit, via Indiepool. If you want to use Euros to get the album, this is one option.

Also, you could hit up and behold their rather alarming banner ad:

If you prefer your YouTube videos on a Japanese site, look no further than For some reason they've picked up only one of the 14 videos I posted on YouTube: Upswing.

We're also now listed on a German site called Songtexte. I'm not really sure what this site is all about -- music indexing with video content, sort of a

Pick a Piper

I went and saw Pick a Piper last night. A few years back, when Caribou was Manitoba, they delivered one of the top shows I've seen in Montreal, identities hidden behind Rupert the bear masks until the end of the set. My brain was full enough that I didn't stay for much of the headliner -- Prefuse 73. Also on that bill was a new-to-me Fourtet. What a night.

I'd heard that Pick a Piper had some Caribou/Manitoba connections in personnel, more than enough reason to check them out. Energetic stuff, and they manage the difficult task of using a computer track as a component of their music, but still sounding organic and un-rigid. Well done, sirs!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

the Jefferson Tugboat

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the launch last Friday. It was a big step for us and everything went off even better than expected.

I'll go into more detail in coming posts, but what better way to launch this blog than with coverage of the opening act?

Julia Narveson and Brad Levia (aka 'the Jefferson Tugboat') did a really fun set of retro (a la 1800s) music. Comments I heard were unanimously positive -- eg. "Their original song sounds as old as their covers!"

They tore it up with beautiful harmonies, acoustic guitar, washtub bass, banjo, and the infamous stealth kazoo (looks like a trombone, complete with moving but decorative slide).

Thanks to Carl for taking some video that night (as well as the photo above), including a short clip of 'the Jefferson Tugboat' -- check it out!