We’re thrilled to announce the release of The Belle Game’s debut LP, Ritual Tradition Habit, available today via Boompa in Canada.
The 12-track album, recorded in Vancouver by John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford), has already garnered a number of positive reviews. In addition to being hailed as as “beautiful,” “haunting,” and “exceptional” (Unnom Deguerre, Alt Sounds), Ritual Tradition Habit has received praise for its “mesmerizing vocals” (The Singing Lamb), “infectious rhythms” (Exclaim!.ca) and its “extreme and gorgeous melodies” (Van City Buzz).
The Belle Game will be playing shows in…Read More »
The Belle Game’s upcoming LP, Ritual Tradition Habit, is now available for full advance stream via CBC Music. Lead singer Andrea Lo also sat down with the CBC to talk about the record and the habits that inspired some of the album’s more somber moments.
Take a first-listen of the album and read the interview here.
Ritual Tradition Habit will officially release this Tuesday, April 16. Pre-order the new LP from the Boompa Shop.
TBG’s song “River” can also be downloaded for FREE via their official Soundcloud…Read More »
Last week, Woodpigeon revealed the music video for “Robin Song” — one of the tracks off his recently released LP, Thumbtacks and Glue. Created by Saskatoon-based filmmaker Andrei Feheregyhazi, the animated video’s narrative unfolds through a series of watercolour-paper cutouts. You can watch the video below.
Read the official video release by Prefix Mag here.
To order your copy of Thumbtacks and Glue, or to catch up on Woodpigeon’s older releases, visit the Boompa Shop.Read More »
The Belle Game and Christopher Smith will be travelling to Austin, TX this week to hit the stages at SXSW 2013.
In addition to their sets at Brass House, TBG and Chris will represent Boompa Records at Ion Magazine’s BC SHOWCASE at Friends Bar, playing with such Vancouver acts as Bend Sinister, Fine Times and Humans. Check out the flyers above (made by…Read More »
The Belle Game have just unveiled the music video for “Wait Up For You” - the lead single off their recently released Wait Up For You / Wasted Light 7”.
The unnerving new video, shot in Vancouver, was directed by Kheaven Lewandowski and produced by The Herd. Filter Magazine premiered the video this morning. Click here to read their official release, and watch the video below.
Stay tuned for The Belle Game’s upcoming LP, Ritual Tradition…Read More »
Today, Exclaim.ca premiered Woodpigeon’s new music video for “Red Rover, Red Rover” — a song off Mark Andrew Hamilton’s freshly released LP, Thumbtacks and Glue.
Watch the video above. To read the official Exclaim! premiere, click here.
For more Boompa news on Woodpigeon’s Thumbtacks and Glue release earlier this week, click here.
Thumbtacks and Glue is available for download, on CD and on limited-edition vinyl (only 200 copies made) in stores and through the Boompa Shop. Pick up your copy in person at your local music store, or order online here.Read More »
We’re pleased to announce the release of Woodpigeon’s fifth full-length album, Thumbtacks and Glue, available today via Boompa in North America and Fierce Panda in the UK.
Thumbtacks and Glue, recorded in Calgary with producer Arran Fisher and mastered by Ryan Morey, has already received a number of positive reviews, including acclaim for its “great songwriting,” “amazing instrumentals,” and musical “ingenuity.” (In Your Speakers, The Grid TO).
From Glasgow, to Manchester to Brighton, Woodpigeon is hitting stages across the UK this week in support of the new LP. Check…Read More »
After much anticipation, The Belle Game’s Wait Up For You / Wasted Light EP is finally available for pre-order through the Boompa Shop.
The limited edition 7” features two tracks off The Belle Game’s upcoming LP, Ritual Tradition Habit. To stream the tracks in advance, visit The Belle Game’s Soundcloud.
Pre-ordered records will be shipped on February 8th. Click here to place your order now.Read More »
Mark Andrew Hamilton (aka Woodpigeon) unveiled a surreal new music video yesterday for “Edinburgh,” the lead single of his upcoming album Thumbtacks + Glue.
Thumbtacks + Glue is set to release on Boompa and UK label Fierce Panda this upcoming February 26 (Canada) and February 25 (EU).
To catch up on previous Woodpigeon releases, including Balladeer and Diamonds, visit our Boompa Shop.
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The Belle Game’s upcoming LP, Ritual Tradition Habit, will be released in the Spring of 2013. Watch the trailer for the new album above, filmed and edited by our friends from Green Couch.
Their limited edition 7” record of ”Wait Up For You” + “Wasted Light” will also be available for pre-order this week in the Boompa Shop. Check back soon for more details.Read More »
Now that Woodpigeon’s North American tour with Patrick Wolf has wrapped, we’ve decided to make his latest CD, Diamonds, available for purchase exclusively at Vancouver’s Zulu Records and through our online store. Until now, the album has only made appearances at the tour’s official merch tables, so we’re pretty excited to begin spreading the love.
Check out the track listing (and a free download of Woodpigeon’s cover of the Paul McCartney + Michael Jackson hit, “Say Say Say”) here.
Pick up your copy of the limited-edition album in-person at…Read More »
Hey, it’s Charlotte from Boompa. I sat down with Rob last week — mere days after his return to Canada — to ask him about his recent experience at the renowned Iceland Airwaves festival. The 5 day long event is held annually across a mixture of venues in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik.
This year, Mark Hamilton of Woodpigeon scored a well-earned spot as one of the 10 Canadian artists (out of over 200 acts overall) featured on the festival roster. Rob was lucky…Read More »
We’re pleased to announce that this January, The Belle Game will be releasing their most recent single throughout Europe on the UK label Bella Union (The Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, Beach House).
Wait Up For You / Wasted Light will be available on limited edition 7” vinyl as of Monday, January 21st, 2013. The 7” will be released in tandem by Boompa and Bella Union across North America and Europe respectively.
Wait Up For You / Wasted Light EP
The band’s debut full-length album, Ritual Tradition Habit, will be released in the…Read More »
Woodpigeon, aka Mark Andrew Hamilton, has announced he will release his fifth full-length album, Thumbtacks + Glue, on Boompa and UK label Fierce Panda (Acres of Lions, Death Cab for Cutie, You Say Party!) this upcoming February.
While this is Woodpigeon’s first official full-length release since 2010, the past few years have included releases of the bonus full-length Balladeer (2010), and the tour-exclusive full-length Diamonds this past September, sold throughout Woodpigeon’s North American tour with Patrick Wolf.
Woodpigeon has offered up a first track, “Red Rover, Red Rover,” to…Read More »
It’s that time again to reflect on our year-end music favourites. Here are the Boompa team’s top albums, songs, and concerts of 2012.
Stay tuned for 2012 bests from some of our artists next week.
Meanwhile, visit our Rdio to stream each of these “Best ofs” as personal playlists.
channel ORANGE: Frank Ocean
There’s No Leaving Now: Tallest Man on Earth
Confess: Twin Shadow
In Our Heads: Hot Chip
“De Ciel” - Humans
“Locked Out of Heaven” - Bruno Mars
“oOoO” - Oberhofer
“Lost in the Light” - Bahamas
“Pillars and Pyre (Andy Dixon Remix)” -…
We asked Mark Andrew Hamilton (aka Woodpigeon) about his top favourites for 2012, and he gave us a stellar response. Here’s what he had to say about this year’s bests:
MARK: I’m so not really into ranking things in any order, and my listening habits these years have gone more in reverse than forwards (for example, spending some heavy time early in the year listening my way through Leonard Cohen, old Bedhead and Arab Strap records that I loved to death when they…Read More »
Ever wonder what the bands on your top 2012 list are putting in their year-end lists? We asked Katrina, Adam and Robert of The Belle Game about their fave albums, songs and concerts from 2012.
Swing Lo Magellan: Dirty Projectors
Shields: Grizzly Bear
Lemniscate: Vinyl Williams
Lonerism: Tame Impala
“Conditioning” -Cadence Weapon
“Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans” -Mac DeMarco
“Safety Stories” -Snowblink
“Thinkin’ Bout You” -Frank Ocean
Dirty Projectors at Venue in Vancouver
“Five Seconds” -Twin Shadow
“Genesis” - Grimes
Shields (Warp): Grizzly Bear
Channel Orange (Def Jam): Frank Ocean
Heaven (Fat Possum): The Walkmen
Barchords (Universal): Bahamas
A Thing Called…
The Belle Game will be supporting Hannah Georgas this month on the Western Canada segment of her upcoming tour. The dates are as follows:
January 17, 2013 / The Habitat – Kelowna, BC
January 18, 2013 / Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
January 19, 2013 / Republik – Calgary, AB
January 20, 2013 / Communitea – Canmore, AB
January 24, 2013 / Amigos – Saskatoon, SK
January 25, 2013 / The Exchange – Regina, SK
January 26, 2013 / The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
Tickets are already selling, so be sure to get yours in advance.
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Woodpigeon has another new album to add to his roster for 2013. In addition to Thumbtacks + Glue, due out this February, Mark Andrew Hamilton has released his latest 7” today — Edinburgh. The double-sided 45 record is available exclusively through the Boompa Shop.
SIDE A: Edinburgh
SIDE B: Little Magnet
The package also includes a free digital download of the entire 10-track album. View the tracklist below.
1. Berceuse (Visby)
3. Little Magnet
8. Orphan Girl
9. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose