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Emusic, Juices! Breaking Kayfabe! Shows!
We hope you're enjoying the new website.  It is pretty much fully functional now!

Do you like buying MP3s?  We are pleased to announce that the wonderful blokes at Emusic.com now sell all Upper Class Music as mp3s!  Go here to buy them al

Do you like Ringtones?  Well for the month of March you can download free Russian FuturistsCansecos and Cadence Weapon ringtones from Xingtones.

Big times for The Russian Futurists... We are thrilled to announce that our good pals at Memphis Industries (The Go! Team, Dungen) and V2 Records' Cooperative Music division have signed The Russian Futurists in the UK/Europe/Africa!  UC, Memphis and the band have worked hard and made one smoking hot album, all digitally re-mastered, called "Me, Myself & Rye...An Introduction To The Russian Futurists" that will have the hottest tracks from each of the first 3 Russian Futurists albums - The Method Of Modern Love, Let's Get Ready To Crumble and Our Thickness.

"Me, Myself & Rye" will be available on LP and CD in UK, Europe, Israel, Turkey and Africa on June 12.
The first single "Paul Simon" will be in stores May 25...and obviously expect a lot of European touring from the band this summer...and of course expect to see the wonderous video for "Paul Simon" all over MTV over there! In the meantime our pop hero Matthew Hart is locked away working on music.  He just finished a hot hot remix of Stars' "The First Five Times" and a ridiculously fly remix of Cadence Weapon's "Sharks"...and that's that - word is he's several songs into his fourth full-length album and doing some stuff with Sweden's LO-FI-FNK.  He will come out of hiding for one show next month though --
REMG CONCERTS PRESENTS:
 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - TORONTO  The Mod Club Theatre (722 College St.)  Tickets are $18.50 in advance and are available at Ticketmaster , Play de Record, Rotate This, Soundscapes & Shanti Baba.  Licensed Event, Doors @ 8:00pm

Cadence Weapon's "Breaking Kayfabe" continues to make its great first impressions on folks.
Cadence Weapon is about to embark on a bit of a tour...He'll hit Canadian Music Week, some Ontario dates, a few shows with Hot Chip, and then SXSW...

Cadence Weapon Live in March:
Mar 2 - Kingston, ON @ Elixir w/From Fiction
Mar 3 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/K'Naan (Canadian Music Week Showcase)
Mar 4 - Toronto, ON @ Royal York w/Raekwon, Killah Priest (Flow 93.5 Urban Showcase/CMW)
Mar 6 - Hamilton, ON @ Underground w/Small Sins (formerly The Ladies & Gentlemen)
Mar 9 - Guelph, ON @ E-Bar w/We're Marching On
Mar 10 - Toronto, ON @ Supermarket - REMG sMASH'D DJ Series (Both Rollie & DJ Weez-ill DJing)
Mar 11 - Brantford, ON @ The Ford Plant w/We're Marching On
Mar 14 - Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi w/Hot Chip
Mar 15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace w/Hot Chip
Mar 16 - Austin, TX @ Brush Square Park w/Shout Out Out Out Out @ 6:30pm
Mar 17 - Austin, TX @ Vice BBQ w/Annie, Presets and more!
Mar 18 - Austin, TX @ Caribbean Lights w/Classified, Sway @ 8:30pm

Cadence Weapon will also be shooting the video for "Black Hand" with Montreal's super hot director team Fluorescent Hill (Heavy Blinkers, Badly Drawn Boy) in March!  This video is going to be ridiculous.
Also you may have seen Rollie Pemberton aka Cadence Weapon a few places lately!  He's the cover story of February's EXCLAIM , and he's all over The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Vice, Now, Eye, Vue, See, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Hour, Ottawa Xpress, FFWD Calgary, Beatroute, Discorder, Vancouver Province, Coke Machine Glow, Stylus, Brainwashed, I Heart Music, Pop Matters, Mote MGZN, On the cover of Chart!?, Prefix Mag, Spill Mag, and so on...he's getting some love I guess is the take home message
BREAKING KAYFABE IS THE #1 HIP HOP RECORD ON COLLEGE RADIO IN CANADA !

And Bounce-FM (Edmonton's mainstream hip hop & R&B station) is playing "Oliver Square"!
You can also hear tracks from Breaking Kayfabe all over London's X-FM on both John Kennedy and Jon Hillcock's shows!

It is finally done.  The Cansecos walked out of Abbey Road Studios on February 8th or so with a completely finished album.  That album is called "Juices!" and we'll be getting this psychedelic electro pop voyage of a god damn music masterpiece out to the world this spring/summer.  If you check in on their Myspace site, The band have been posting tracks from the album.  Certain members of the Cansecos are in Hawaii taking a minute to catch their breaths (no joke, the assholes...), but will be back soon and we'll have all kinds of live and album information for you!

And as far as the rest of the UC fam goes... Food For Animals just played the Fat Cat Open Circuit in Belgium and are recording big jams, and Al-P from girlsareshort continues to be MSTRKRFT with Jesse from Death From Above.

That's it for now...keep er real

Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe - in Stores NOW
2005 is nearly done, 2006 will be our biggest year ever, i promise, and here's some stuff to bring you all up to date on what's new over here... 

Firstly, I gotta say, big ups to Nike - if you go to Nikegoddess.com you can work out to The Cansecos , The Russian Futurists , Cut Copy and more hot jams, really, no joke. 

Here's some news on Upper Class bands to end off a great UC year:
Cadence Weapon's debut album "Breaking Kayfabe" is now in stores in Canada.  It is receiving mad love in the press. 
Read some if you like: EYE  NOW  CHART  COKE MACHINE GLOW  GLOBE & MAIL

Cadence Weapon just played Toronto and Montreal with Lady Sovereign and Ghislain Poirier and did a special 1am Wavelength set after in Toronto, essentially blowing the roof off the place.

Check Vice Records out to hear Cadence Weapon's Disco D and Do They Know It's Halloween remixes.
Also Vice-releated - If you can get your hands on the January issue of Vice with the sampler attached to it - congrats! you have just got yourself a copy of the single "Sharks" from Breaking Kayfabe!
Cadence's hometown CD Release Show is Dec 17 @ Velvet Underground in Edmonton.

The Russian Futurists are back from 5 weeks in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Finland!  We promise great things for the Futurists in Europe in the new year!  Many Many thanks to DanRyan and Pete aka Caribou aka the hot shit, for all the love this year.

The Russian Futurists "Paul Simon" video is on Muchmusic (watch it here and nominated for the Chart Magazine Reader's Poll thing for best video of the year!  If you can get your hands on the January issue of Vice with the sampler attached to it - congrats! you have just got yourself a copy of the "Paul Simon" video.
The Ruskies play Wavelength in Toronto for the first time in about 4 years, Sunday December 18 at Midnight.

Girlsareshort's timeless yet under-purchased album "Early North American" is now available for download at galleryac.com !  Just buy one track even...my suggestion is"Mississauga Theme" and i'll even give you some bonus knowledge - Russian Futurists front man Matthew Hart does guest vocals on the track!

The Cansecos new album "Juices!" is set for March 2006  release.
You can have a sneak listen of a few new jams at their Myspace thing.
It's serious fire folks, serious fire.

Food For Animals are releasing a split 12" on Fat Cat with Lightning Bolt .  HOT.
Finally, I am happy to say we are in the midst of major website renovations.
We're going to enter 2006 with style. Stay Tuned.

The Russian Futurists tour with Caribou, POP MTL 05
The Russian Futurists and Caribou are heading out on tour together yet again! The 2 ex-roommates Matthew Hart and Dan Snaith will this time cross England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland in a 17-show, 3 week tour. We'll post those dates soon.

Meanwhile, the great reviews on Hart's third album OUR THICKNESS keep rolling in...Spin, XLR8R, Pitchfork, Plan B, Whisperin' & Hollerin', BPM, CMJ, Dusted, BBC, CBC, WOXY.com, so many supporters!

Thanks to you all!!! The Futurists will also headline the Toronto Film Festival Opening Night Party at The Drake September 9 at 1:30am!

Food For Animals and Cadence Weapon will be pounding out some shows together in Ontario in a few weeks! Again, we'll post the dates soon but expect shows in London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and more! POPmontreal has been kind enough to find spots for 4 of our bands this year!

The Cansecos play on the 28th, The Russian Futurists play on the 29th and Food For Animals and Cadence Weapon share a bill on the 30th!

The Cansecos and Cadence Weapon albums continue under tight preperation to ensure maximum freshness. Look for Cadence Weapon's BREAKING KAYFABE this fall and the new Cansecos album shortly after!

Kraut Funk Indie Pop
The summer rolls on. The Russian Futurists have been heavily praised by SPIN, XLR8R, Pitchfork, Whisperin' & Hollerin', Plan B, CMJ, CBC, BBC and all kinds of other nice folks. We're working on some more Russian Futurists live dates for y'all - the people that are in charge of this stuff (our alter egos) are telling us Canada, UK, Sweden, Spain and beyond this fall!

Cadence Weapon's debut LP Breaking Kayfabe is coming in October. You won't even know what hit you when you hear this. We're working hard in the lab on how to break wide open in the crazy worl of radio stations and media moguls to get this music to you. Seriously though, you're going to lose your mind.

The Cansecos album is basically done and being mixed and mastered. It's a mix and it's masterful. Ever heard of Kraut Funk Indie Pop? You're going to. Ohhhhhh, you're going to!!!!!!

Food For Animals will be hitting the road once again. IN CANADA! We're stringing together a little '401' tour as we call it - Detroit to Montreal. We'll let you know as soon as it's all set.

girlsareshort's Al-P continues to take over the world. He and Death From Above's Jesse K. have opened a production studio here in Toronto. These guys aren't half-assed - they bought the mixing console that was used on Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'. Jesus Christ!!! www.mstrkrft.com is their home. Things are busy. We're going to deliver more incredible jams to you. For god's sake though, in the mean time - if you haven't bought all our shit, why not get on it? Give it all a shot. Thanks!