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The Russian Futurists reveal tracks from awaited album as they return to the stage for Wavelength 500 Festival!


The Russian Futurists are set to release long awaited album, The Weight's On The Wheels, this summer. The Weight’s On The Wheels is arguably The Russian Futurists most accomplished creation to date. The Russian Futurists return to the stage to make their first live appearance after a year in the studio in celebration of Wavelength 500! Wavelength is a weekly live music series based in Toronto. It was founded in late 1999 by a loose collective of frustrated yet hopeful independent musicians trying to breathe some life into some of the darker corners of Toronto's perpetually overlooked indie music scene. Documenting local cultural history was their aim — as such, every Wavelength series show since the start has been numbered. Wavelength has helped launch the career trajectories of now-internationally renowned Torontonian and Canadian artists like The Russian Futurists, Holy Fuck, Cadence Weapon, The Cansecos, Broken Social Scene, The Constantines, Final Fantasy, The Hidden Cameras, Great Lake Swimmers, Tokyo Police Club, Peaches, Caribou, Junior Boys, Crystal Castles, Fucked Up and many others. TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, check back at

Upper Class + Pop Montréal presente LE UC THROWDOWN 09

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Join your Upper Class comrades as we throwdown at Pop Montreal next month! Exotic and pounding performances by Cadence Weapon, The Cansecos, special local guests Silly Kissers and the debut of Upper Class' brand new signing DVAS, all topped off with a late night closing DJ set by CFCF

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The Cansecos win International Songwriting Competition
A huge congratulation goes out to The Cansecos as they win First Place for the most celebrated song-writing competition in the world, The International Songwriting Competition. Over 15,500 songs were considered by a judging panel stacked with legends (T-Pain, Robert Smith, Tom Waits, Black Francis, Weird Al Yankovic, Tiesto and Chaka Khan, to name a few). The Cansecos "Raised By Wolves" (Juices! Upper Class Recordings) wins for Best Electronic/Dance Song of 2008. The admiration bestowed on The Cansecos is a great honour and accomplishment.

The Cansecos Launch new retro 3/4 shirt
The Cansecos 3/4 Sleeve Retro Baseball Shirt! For a limited time to celebrate the launch - we are offering THE CANSECOS SHIRT/CD PACKAGE DEAL!! - seen below - click visit the Upper Class Recordings Online Shop for details! (or click the picture!)

The Cansecos tour with Shout Out Out Out Out, shortlisted for ISC Prize

Toronto electro-wizards The Cansecos spring out of studio seclusion to hit the road with Edmonton scissor kicking, all-rhythm homies, Shout Out Out Out Out, forming a double bill that will have Canada’s finest electro outfits locked in bass drenched battles on dance floors from London to Montreal. The usual dressed to impress enthusiasts are expected to hit the dance floor for the rapture of The Cansecos.

The Cansecos have earned praise from Pitchfork Media, Uncut Magazine and the NY Observer for their unique musical soundscapes and visionary production. On their sophomore release Juices! (Upper Class Recordings) they enlisted the help of Adam Nunn (Radiohead, Air) at Abbey Road Studios. The result was heavily textured sounds, layered in 70’s funk rock production that marked a departure from their debut. The Cansecos remain true and comfortingly familiar, but with an absolutely modern style all of their own.

In keeping with their visionary antics, The Cansecos initially released a full-length bootleg version of Juices! aptly entitled, Juiced! The disco mash-up project, remixed tracks from Juices! “Raised By Wolves”, “Fight Yellow”, “Seen The Sun Rise” were ambitiously blended with original disco jams of the 70’s. Juiced!, available only on the band’s website and circulated through live shows, peer portals, and blogs, caused more of a stir than most traditional releases of 2007. That led The Cansecos to release a 70-minute disco mix tape, Showers. Showers displayed the musical inspiration behind Juiced! and made the All Music Guide’s Top 10 Mixes of 2008 alongside Santigold, Diplo and Simian Mobile Disco. Both Juiced! and Showers are available as free downloads at

The buzz surrounding the back to back releases of Juiced!, Juices! and Showers had music heads celebrating the redefined concept of an album, as well as attracting attention from their music peers, which landed The Cansecos back in the studio for most of 2008 producing and remixing some of the finest artists of the electronic dance and indie scenes (The Russian Futurists, Sally Shapiro, Black Kids)

Once in a while The Cansecos step away from the keys and knobs in their lab, and assemble their four-piece lineup; “The Billionaire” and “Generous G” are writing/production duo Bill Halliday and Gareth Jones with rhythm aces “Princely P” Paul Prince (bass) and “Stealy” Dan McCormick (drums) to jump on stage and reveal their live prowess. Next month, The Cansecos are confirmed for one such rare outing to perform 5-dates with Shout Out Out Out Out and Smalltown DJs. The Cansecos will be jamming out music from their two studio albums, their disco mash up Juiced! and live versions of their famed remixes

04.25.09 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace w/Shout Out Out Out Out & DVAS
04.27.09 - London, ON - Call The Office w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
04.28.09 - Kitchener, ON - The Starlight w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
04.29.09 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
04.30.09 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs

This exciting tour announcement comes hot on the heels of the band’s newest accolade, for the most celebrated song-writing competition in the world, The International Songwriting Competition. The Cansecos “Raised By Wolves” (Juices! Upper Class Recordings), is short-listed in the top ten finalists for Best Electronic/Dance Song of 2008. Over 15,000 songs were considered by a secret judging panel, stacked with legends (last year’s judges included T-Pain, Robert Smith, Tom Waits, Black Francis, Weird Al Yankovic, Tiesto). The admiration bestowed on The Cansecos is a great honour and accomplishment

The winner of the 2008 ISC will be announced at the end of April

XM Radio "The Verge" Music Awards - The Cansecos & The Russian Futurists
XM RADIO CHANNEL 52 THE VERGE has announced its long-list for voting on BEST VERGE ARTIST and BEST ALBUM and both The Cansecos and The Russian Futurists are on both lists! VOTE FOR THE CANSECOS & THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS! BEST VERGE ARTIST: The Cansecos/The Russian Futurists BEST VERGE ALBUM: The Cansecos "JUICES!"/The Russian Futurists "ME, MYSELF & RYE" Your votes are appreciated! VOTE HERE

The Cansecos "Raised By Wolves" Remixes on has the exclusive posting of The Cansecos "Raised By Wolves" digital EP! Remixes by The CansecosParallelsVitomir and Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Cansecos + Cobrasnake = The Cansnakos
Okay, this is it...The COBRASNAKE makes his party debut in Toronto and THE CANSECOS are pleased to be playing in his honour Thursday MAY 1 @ WRONGBAR here in Toronto. The Cansecos go on at 10:00pm - which is the latest you should be getting there anyway because that joint will be packed; it's the freakin' COBRASNAKE! tickets: facebook: Cobras, Heartsrevolution, Cansecos and DJs

SXSW 2008
This event was a success. Thank you fans and friends, thank you SXSW, thank you to our showcase partners at Paper Bag and thank you Sparks; you mutation-spawning malt liquor energy drink that is always free at SXSW. There are more photos on our facebook page and some at our myspace too.

Cadence Weapon AFTERPARTY BABIES Out Now!!
Cadence Weapon's new album "AFTERPARTY BABIES" is now available for purchase digitally, on CD and on 2-LP in North America and Europe. "Outrageously original and unconcerned with meeting any terms but its own, Afterparty Babies deserves to go down as one of the most important additions yet to Canada's neglected hip hop canon" - Toronto Star "Blending ebullient verbosity with the brightest selection of electronic beats you'll hear this side of a Santogold ringtone selection... Impeccable" - Observer Music Monthly "Afterparty Babies is, just so, so, so good. It's raising the bar on modern rap music in a way that this reviewer thinks is completely unique" - Drowned In Sound JUST ANNOUNCED: CANADIAN TOUR WITH BUCK 65! CADENCE WEAPON TOUR DATES 02.28.08 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse # 02.29.08 - Boston, MA - Middle East # 03.01.08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall # 03.02.08 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge # 03.04.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's # 03.05.08 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar # 03.06.08 - Washington, DC - DC9 # 03.07.08 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 # 03.08.08 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn # 03.10.08 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks # 03.11.08 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon # 03.12.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Canadian Blast @ 03.12.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Habana Patio - Upper Class & Paper Bag get SAUCED IN AUSTIN * 03.13.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Day Stage (Austin Convention Center) + 03.13.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Waterloo Records In-Store 03.14.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Hot Freaks! @ Mohawk Patio % 03.15.08 - Denton, TX - Hailey's # 03.17.08 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room # 03.18.08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah # 03.19.08 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo # 03.20.08 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill # 03.21.08 - Portland, OR - Holoscene # 03.22.08 - Seattle, WA - High Dive # 04.01.08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry # 04.02.08 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle # 04.03.08 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop # 04.04.08 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room # 04.10.08 – Moncton, NB – The Empress $ 04.11.08 – St. Johns, NL – Club One $ 04.12.08 – Charlottetown, PEI – Mack One $ 04.13.08 – Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse $ 04.17.08 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee 04.19.08 – Montreal, QC – Le National $ 04.21.08 – Quebec City, QC - Cabaret Du Capitole $ 04.22.08 – Ottawa, ON – The Bronson Center $ 04.23.08 – Hamilton, ON – Westside Concert Theater $ 04.25.08 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall $ 04.26.08 – London, ON – Venue TBA $ 04.29.08 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick $ 04.30.08 – Regina, SK – The Exchange $ 05.01.08 – Edmonton, AB – McDougal United Church $ 05.03.08 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom $ 05.07.08 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom $ 05.08.08 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall $ 05.10.08 - Tofino, BC - The Legion $ # with Born Ruffians * with The Russian Futurists, The Cansecos, The Acorn, Woodhands, Laura Barrett @ with Ghislain Poirier, Scratch Bastid, Grand Analog, Megasoid + with Billy Bragg, Murs, White Williams, Cool Kids, The Blow and more % with Crystal Castles, British Sea Power and more $ with Buck 65