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May 29, 2012

Road trip season is here. That means it is almost time for Calgary's finest music festival, Sled Island! We're loading up the van and arriving with fresh trucker's tans, hand-held fans and a handful of our favourite bands. 

This year, the Mint Records day party will take place at The Ship and Anchor. It's on Friday, so you should take the afternoon off, order an icy beverage and enjoy the cool summer sounds of: 

The Ramblin' Ambassadors 
Nardwuar and The Evaporators with special guest ANDREW WK

 

and friends: 

White Poppy 
Watermelon 

 

Friday, June 22nd @ The Ship and Anchor (534 17th Ave SW)

2-7pm

FREE FREE FREE. 

  

Feel free to RSVP here.

And see you there!

January 20, 2012

Longtime Mint recording artists, The Ramblin' Ambassadors are ready to unleash their third full length album, Ramble On. Only 500 copies will be pressed on shiny 180g vinyl and available on March 6th, 2012. If your turntable is still broken, not to worry, it will also be available digitally. 

fun fact: Guitar wizard, Brent Cooper, of The Ramblin' Ambassadors made his first Mint Records appearance back in 1995 on a Huevos Rancheros 7" called Dig In. That means he's been putting out records on Mint for over 15 years!

"The Ramblin' Ambassadors have all the shimmery, vintage sounds (the songs are laced in tremolo), but they still have the dusty textures and feedback you'd expect to come from heavy bearded, plaid shirt wearing, tattooed hombres." - Herohill.com

TRACK LISTING:

SIDE A: Standoff at Calf Robe Bridge Clambake! Back Seat Action The Savage Tyger Beat

SIDE B: Pine Beetle Express Meat Sweats Super Bee Dallas B. Goode Super Lungbucket

Album release party: Friday, March 23rd @ Dicken's, Calgary, AB.

 

 

June 18, 2010

Yes, you read right. Not only is your illustrious Canadian indie label throwing a kick-ass pinata party, but it's free to the public! Bring your sombreros and implements of destruction (or at least your ears) to Broken City at noon on July 1st. We're supplying the nachos, papier-mache effigies stuffed with goodies & prizes, and some of the freshest Mint bands today.The super cute Pocky has agreed to sponsor the day, so there will be chocolate (and maybe strawberry) covered cookie sticks for everyone!The day is looking like this:1:00 pm - Hot Panda will be playing songs from their upcoming sophomore album, How Come I'm Dead? (out October 12).2:00 pm - The Pack a.d. After playing over 150 shows in the last year, this gritty garage rock duo is not to be missed. 3:00pm - The Ramblin' Ambassadors. This band is made up of guitarist Brent Cooper (Huevos Rancheros) and some of the finest instrumental surf-rock the landlocked Calgary has ever known. For more information please contact shena@mintrecs.com.

July 31, 2008

The Western Canadian Music Association award nominations are in. And not one - but three of our Minty comrades' releases are up for awards!Carolyn Mark - Nothing is Free(Outstanding Solo Roots Recording)The Evaporators - Gassy Jack and Other Tales(Outstanding Rock Recording)Immaculate Machine - Fables(Outstanding Independent Album)And, Mint is up for an industry award - Independent Record Label of The Year. We've got our fingers crossed for our friends. And, if you happen to be in Edmonton October 16 - 19, be sure to pop by and say hi. Our Ramblin' Ambassadors and Buttless Chaps shall be performing at the WCMA festivities. Hot dog!

December 20, 2007

Phew, this year’s Mint Records Just in Time for Xmas parties are over. And, after two action-packed nights at the Railway club, we’ve managed to raise $4,343 for our neighbours at The PHS Community Services Society, who provide sustainable housing and services to high-risk individuals in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Thanks to The Awkward Stage, Bella, The Buttless Chaps, Carolyn Mark, The Choir Practice, Hot Panda, Immaculate Machine, Kellarissa, The Pack A.D., The Ramblin’ Ambassadors, Vancougar and Young and Sexy for making these events such a success! A special thank-you goes out to our generous prize sponsors, and of course to everyone who came out to the Railway on those nights!

Photo copyright Adam PW Smith - www.adampwsmith.com

November 5, 2007

Normally, we celebrate the holidays with our annual Mint Records Ridiculously Early Xmas Party (Remember last year? Nardwuar hauled up members of Franz Ferdinand and The Cribs). This year, we've changed things up. On December 14th and December 15th, The Mint Records Just in Time for Xmas Party will take place at the Railway Club with an unprecedented number of bands performing.

We've invited The Awkward Stage, Bella, The Buttless Chaps, Carolyn Mark, The Choir Practice, Immaculate Machine, The Pack A.D., The Ramblin' Ambassadors (from Calgary), Vancougar, and Young and Sexy, and spread them over two nights at The Railway Club for you to savour.  Get there early, because the first 75 paid entrants each night will receive a gift! Plus, there will be no advance tickets!  Yes, to continue with tradition, we're giving out some amazing presents from our friends. Early confirmed gift-givers: CBC Radio 3, Six Cent Press, iTunes Music Store, Bonerattle Music, Zulu, Scratch, Northern Electric, Red Cat, Bongo Beat, Boompa, White Whale, Latida, Black Hen, Hockey Dad, Nardwuar, Kelp Records, Happy Bats Cinema, Black Dog Video, Punk Rock Books, Paper Bird Clothing, Not Just Another Music Shop, Foundation Restaurant, and Long and Mcquade. And if you're on Vancouver Island the weekend before, we're doing the same thing at Victoria's Logan's Pub (on Friday and Saturday December 7 and 8) and Nanaimo's The & Loan Gallery (Saturday December 8 only)! Info? Email: shena@mintrecs.com