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a fixed idea.

04.18.2014

We at Idée Fixe are very pleased to announce that This American Life is re-broadcasting episode 489 which includes Bry Webb's Someplace I'm Supposed To Be from his soon to be released album Free Will. American fans can now purchase the tune and pre-order the album Free Will on iTunes . Canadians can also pre-order Free Will on iTunes but Someplace I'm Supposed To Be will not be available until May 20th.

Check out the preview and details on This American Life's site.

Also check out Stereogum's recent premiere of Free Will's second bonus track Receive Me.

03.19.2014

03.06.2014

02.28.2014

While we wait to announce other things we would like to announce, we would like to announce that Bry Webb is back and playing some shows to ease the infinite chill and perhaps, just perhaps help usher spring into Southern Ontario. Joining Bry and the band on all but the St. Catherines show will be the hounourable Jennifer Castle in solo setting. Both Bry and Jennifer have recently completed new long players so expect to hear some freshness in song and stay tuned for the details on the details. Speaking of details thanks to Jon Johnson for the poster!

03/01 St. Catherines Niagara Arts Centre
03/14 Kingston Grad Club
03/15 Orangeville Shinn Institute of the Arts
03/21 Ottawa Zaphods
03/22 Peterborough Gordon Best Theatre
03/23 Waterloo Jane Bond

02.10.2014

We realize we haven't been posting a lot in the last few months but be prepared to face an onslaught of news very, very soon. If anything would bring us out of hibernation to post it's this piece of news.

Deloro member and incredible force of nature Jennifer Castle has been spending her winter in preperation for Henderson/Castle. A collaboration between Jennifer and renowned performer and choreographer Ame Henderson billed as a study to explore continuous movement as a state of being. The works are presented by Christopher House's Toronto Dance Theatre and run from Feb. 20th to 23rd & Feb. 26 to Mar. 1st. Click on that coloured link for all the details.

10.23.2013

Halifax Pop is like the grandaddy of independent music fests in Canada. Real heads know the deal. Real heads should definately head to The Marquee on Saturday to check out The Highest Order play with The Besnard Lakes and No Joy. Oh and one more thing. Moonsocket is playing! Moonsocket people.

10.07.2013

At long last the gentlemen of Miserere are stepping out to play some live shows in support of their self-titled debut released a few months ago. This Friday October the 11th they play the Tranzac and on Saturday old buds Blue Skies Turn Black pair them with the old gravedigger himself Greg Macpherson at Casa in Montreal. Later this month they hit London's Forest City Gallery. Check out the details below.

10/11 Toronto Tranzac
10/12 Montreal Casa Del Popolo
10/25 London Forest City Gallery

09.09.2013

The Highest are hitting the road again. Starting in Chi-Town for the second night of their Empty Bottle residency and ending with two dates at Pop Montreal. Stay tuned for details on next month including Halifax Pop.

09/19 Chicago Empty Bottle
09/20 Pittsburgh Smiling Moose
09/24 Syracuse Lost Horizon
09/25 Kingston The Artel
09/26 Montreal Pop Montreal
09/27 Montreal Pop Montreal

08.13.2013

Apart from The Highest Order's trip to the American midwest (details below) there are a bunch of other appearances of note for Idée Fixe artists in these last weeks of summer.

This Saturday August 17th Alex Lukashevsky plays the Arboretum Festival in Ottawa. Killer line up with a ton of our pals.

On August 29th at 7pm you can see Bry Webb play the Toronto Botanical Garden's Edwards Summer Music Series amongst, well, flowers. Come and get serene. It's free.

Lastly, sasquatchian band Deloro keep it in the forest for the JAMJAM Music Fest on Aug. 31st at The Springwater Conservation Area. The fine folks at Healing Power Records will be on site so pitch a tent and let your freak flag fly.

07.31.2013

Happy Sappy! Catch Alex Lukashevsky at 5pm Saturday at The Vogue and The Highest Order 4pm Sunday on the Main Stage plus a bazillion of our pals playing all weekend. High Hopes indeed.

07.19.2013

SUMMER STYLE....................

07/26 Montreal L'escogriffe
07/27 Peterborough The Garnet
08/02 Quebec City L'agitee
08/04 Sackville Sappyfest
08/14 Cleveland Wilbert's
08/15 Chicago Empty Bottle
08/16 Kalamazoo Shakespeare's
08/17 Sarnia Paddy Flaherty's

06.28.2013

The Highest are back in Toronto after Mother Nature derailed dates in Vancouver and Victoria. The band actually played their set on Thursday night at Sled Island but the club was immediately evacuated right after their performance. Unable to make it west in time due to flooded roads the band turned east picking up dates in Regina and Winnipeg. Thanks to all who made it happen. West West coast the band hope to make it out soon. In the meantime here's what's coming up. TURF club show. Sappy. America. Dates below.

07/04 Toronto Lee's Palace
08/04 Sackville Sappyfest
08/14 Cleveland Wilbert's
08/15 Chicago Empty Bottle
08/16 Sarnia Paddy Flaherty's

06.04.2013

Idée Fixe records is overjoyed to announce the release of Miserere's self-titled debut album on June 25th 2013.

Here's the story behind the album:

In October of 2004 a band named Sea Snakes released Clear as Day, the Darkest Tools on influential Canadian label Three Gut Records . It would be their only release - in just over a year both the band and the label had folded. Members scattered and formed new acts, pursued solo careers or fell silent. In these post-modern times, what happened next is anachronistic. Influential critics started writing about the album and Mediafire links of Clear as Day routinely populated message boards dealing in critical music listening. At the end of the 2000’s, esteemed American music writer David Greenwald placed the record at #3 in his top 100 of the decade . Others similarly declared the album in their top 10 of all time. A consensus formed amongst those few who had managed to hear the record. Clear as Day was really, really good and that begged the question: would there ever be any more?

After years in the UK, Sea Snakes principal songwriter Jim McIntyre returned to Canada in 2010 and slowly returned to writing and performing. Working with Marc Stonestreet (drums, guitar, vox) – building houses by day, making music by night - they were soon joined by Alnis Dickson (bass) and reunited with original Sea Snakes guitar foil Kristian Galberg . After months of rehearsing, Miserere recorded thier self-titled debut with Clear as Day producer Jeff McMurrich.

Pre-Order the record.

04.21.2013

The Highest have been rocking the East Coast for a few weeks and just finished a weekend love-in in St. Johns at Lawnya Vawnya. There are a few more dates on the east before the band heads back for the official hometown bash at The Horseshoe and some Southern Ontario love. We've been promising some West Coast dates for awhile so here we go. Stay tuned if you don't see your town because there is more to come.

04/25 Sackville The Legion
04/26 Fredericton The Capital
04/27 Peterborough The Spill
05/03 Hamilton This Ain't Hollywood
05/04 Toronto Horseshoe Tavern
05/09 London APK
05/10 Windsor FM Lounge
06/13 Winnipeg Park Theatre
06/14 Saskatoon Moso Fest
06/15 Edmonton The Empress
06/19 Lloydminster The Root
06/20 Calgary Sled Island
06/22 Vancouver Anti-Social
06/26 Sirdar TBA
06/29 Regina O'Hanlon's

04.08.2013

The Highest have officially taken the show on the road and dates have been added to the east coast leg which starts in Montreal this Thursday April 11th. Exclaim had some nice things to say about the band's appearance at Kazoo Fest in Guelph this past weekend. Wish we could have been there. Check the dates and stay tuned for west coast news it's on the way.

04/11 Montreal Casa Del Popolo
04/12 Halifax Gus' Pub
04/13 Lunenburg Old Confidence Lodge
04/14 Wolfville Manning Memorial Chapel
04/16 Stephenville Clancey's
04/17 Cornerbrook White Horse Lounge
04/18-21 St. John's Lawnya Vawnya Fest
04/25 Sackville The Legion
04/26 Fredericton The Capital
04/27 Peterborough The Spill
05/03 Hamilton This Ain't Hollywood
05/04 Toronto Horseshoe Tavern
05/09 London APK
05/10 Windsor FM Lounge

03.22.2013

The Highest Order's debut album If It's Real is on the streets in Canada and the WWW WW. Citizens of America April 16th is the date. The response has been amazing and we want to thank everyone for taking the time to dig in. Here are some links to see what folks are saying.

Now Magazine's Album of the Week

The Grid 8/10

FFWD gives praise.

Torontoist weighs in.

Errol and Metro Morning preview.

The record is available at retail and iTunes and for the futurists it's on rdio. Check the tour dates below. See the Highest and buy it there. We also greatly encourage mail order.

03.01.2013

We at Idée Fixe are very pleased to announce that Bry Webb has contributed a freshly penned song entitled Someplace I'm Supposed To Be for this week's episode of This American Life. With a weekly listenership on radio of almost 2 million and America's most popular podcast with weekly downloads of almost one million TAL is public broadcasting's biggest success. Bry being directly involved in community radio and a huge fan of the show was deeply flattered at the chance to contribute.

The show is broadcast throughout the US on various stations at various times during the weekend with the podcast posted on the TAL site and iTunes Sunday nights at 7 EST. Canadians can tune into CBCRadio 1 Sunday at 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check out the preview and details on This American Life's site. »

02.05.2013

Idée Fixe is very excited to announce the official release dates for The Highest Order's long-playing debut record If It's Real. The full length will be available on all formats in Canada as well as digitally Worldwide on March 19th. The American release date for both physical/digital is set for April 16th. Stay tuned for pre-order details in early March.

The band has been playing in Toronto and Southern Ontario since November in support of the Rainbow of Blues 7" and with the release of If It's Real The Highest will be taking the show on the road. First up is the East Coast in April followed by Southern Ontario in May. More dates will be added to both legs plus details on West Coast as soon as we get 'em.

02/16 Owen Sound Lupercalia Fest
03/01 Toronto Silver Dollar
03/15 Hamilton This Ain't Hollywood
03/16 Peterborough The Spill
04/04 Kitchener Waterloo The Boathouse
04/06 Guelph TBA
04/07 St. Catherines Mansion House
04/11 Montreal Casa Del Popolo
04/12 Halifax Gus' Pub
04/13 Lunenburg Old Confidence Lodge
04/17-21 St. John's Lawnya Vawnya Fest
04/25 Sackville George's Roadhouse
04/26 Fredericton The Capital
04/27 Peterborough The Spill
05/03 Hamilton This Ain't Hollywood
05/04 Toronto Horseshoe Tavern

12.12.2012

Friday night planned. »

11.25.2012

Last year at this time Bry Webb was travelling across Canada as a support act for Feist as she toured in support of Metals. Looking back are two amazing impromptu videos shot on that tour by Keith Megna who has worked with Feist as well as Beck and Jamie Lidell. One year later Bry makes his first trip to Europe as a solo performer to play Romania and Italy.

Check out the dates and watch the vids below.

11/28 Bucharest Silverfish Club w/Backstabbers
11/39 Cluj Napoca Flying Circus w/Backstabbers
12/02 Modena Juta Cafe solo
12/03 Milan Gatto solo
12/04 Perugia T Trane solo
12/05 Verona Malacarne solo
12/06 Ravenna Bronson w/Jens Lekman

11.19.2012

Here's everything you need to know about your Saturday night. Rainbow of Blues sees it's formal launch at the Dollar on the 24th with The Highest playing two sets. Wicked Withces kick things off. Needless to say physical copies will be in attendance at the nice price. For folks residing in distant lands we have a pre-order up now for both physical and digital.

Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. You can get your advance tickets from Rotate This or Soundscapes. Don't sleep.

Exclaim has the news stream. »

11.08.2012

Giving Toronto a heads up that on Saturday November 17th Alex, Felicity and Daniela will be performing at Exclaim's Destination Out showcase as part of Exclaim's 20th anniversary celebrations that have been taking place all year. The show has been curated by good friend Owen Pallett and also includes another Alex Lukashevsky collaborator, Thomas Gill as Thomas (we can only guess as to whom may accompany Thom on this particular day) and siblings Doom Squad.

Tickets cost $10 for Music Gallery members, $13 in advance and $17 at the door. You can get advance tickets from Ticketweb or Soundscapes. Not to be missed!

09.20.2012

Idée Fixe is proud to announce the release of Too Late Blues on Tuesday Sept 25th. Alex, Daniela and Felicity are bringing the party to the Music Gallery in Toronto on Thursday Sept 27th supporting Daniela and partner Dan Goldman's celebrated Snowblink. Snowblink have just released their new long-player Inner Classics so it's two amazing performances marking the release of two amazing records at one amazing venue. The show is almost sold out so head over to Soundscapes or Rotate This and grab a ticket!

Too Late Blues is now available for pre-order and will ship on Tuesday sept 25th, the same day it hits retail and itunes. We recommend the LP(including DD) version which features the stunning front cover, foil stamped text on the back cover and a printed inner sleeve all housing audiophile quality vinyl. Check out the artist and releases sections and click the link to Alex's bandcamp page where you can spend countless hours bathing in brilliance.

09.11.2012

In the Wild. Thanx Luca F.

08.17.2012

Well, what more can be said about Sappyfest 2012? We had an incredible time hanging with incredible people and watching incredible performances. We'd like to thank Deloro for travelling extreme distances to play what can only be described as a wholeheartedly emotional rock and roll throwdown and watching Bry Webb play the MTA Chapel as sun rays beamed through a giant cross above washed away all of Saturday's sins. Shout outs to Fiver/The Highest Order of the Blue Sage for rocking the Vogue! Can't wait for next year!

Apparently Bry loved the east so much he and good pal/esteemed gentleman Daniel Romano are heading back. Check out the tour poster below along with all of Bry and the Providers' remaining summer dates. Toronto. Get to Summerworks Festival this Saturday. Bry and Doug Paisley!! Yes, we are spoiled!!

08/17 London, ON Aeolian Hall w/Olenka
08/18 Toronto, ON The Theatre Center w/Doug Paisley
08/22 Montreal,Qc Theatre Sainte Catherine w/Daniel Romano
08/23 Fredericton, NB The Charlotte St. Arts Center w/Daniel Romano
08/24 Grand Manan Island, NB Summer's End Folk Festival w/Daniel Romano
08/26 Halifax, NS The Carleton w/Daniel Romano
08/28 Ottawa, ON Raw Sugar w/Daniel Romano
09/05 Waterloo, ON Jane Bond w/Bird City

08.01.2012

06.14.2012

We at Idee Fixe are ecstatic to report that Bry Webb's debut record Provider has been included on the 2012 Polaris Prize longlist. We'd like to thank all the journalists and fans alike who have embraced the record with such enthusiasm. We are humbled. We would also like to congratulate all of the 2012 long listers. So many great records!

Folks in Western Canada help Bry and the Providers celebrate by hitting one of the prairie shows listed below. We promise that they are bringing the goods.

05.29.2012

While not official, there is no doubt summer has hit the true north and we're happy to announce Bry Webb and the Providers are hitting the road. This Friday our old pals at Wavelength present Bry next to Del Bel (the cinematic soul project of Providers Belluz and Brooks) and Lisa Bozikovic at the wonderful 918 Bathurst in Toronto. By mid-month Bry and the Providers will be out west playing a string of Western Canada shows with the incomparable Snailhouse and the very talented Zachary Lucky. Then it's festival time with Hillside in Guelph, Sappy in Sackville and Summer's End in New Brunswick. Enjoy the green and don't forget the sunscreen!

Check out the decidingly unsummeresque poster for Bry's show in Edmonton!

06/01 Toronto, ON 918 Bathurst w/Del Bel & Lisa Bozikovic
06/03 Guelph, ON Exhibition Park
06/14 Edmonton, AB Elevation Room w/Zachary Lucky
06/15 Saskatoon, SK Broadway Theatre w/Snailhouse & Zachary Lucky
06/16 Regina, SK Artful Dodger w/Snailhouse & Zachary Lucky
06/17 Winnipeg, MB WECC w/Snailhouse & Zachary Lucky
07/27 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival
08/03 Sackville, NB Sappyfest w/a ton of amazing artists
08/23 Fredericton, NB O'Dell Park Lodge
08/24 Grand Manan Island, NB Summer's End Folk Festival w/Julie Dorion and Daniel Romano

04.08.2012

We are genuinely ecstatic to announce the addition of Alex Lukashevsky to the Idée Fixe roster as well as news of the imminent release of his latest work "Too Late Blues".

Ostensibly a trio record, it features the incredible talents of two of Toronto's finest singers, Daniela Gesundheit (Snowblink, Bruce Peninsula) and Felicity Williams (Bahamas, Hobson's Choice) whom expertly weave their voices in and around Alex's distinctive vocals and trademark adroit arrangements. Additional instrumentation is provided by a cast of Toronto's finest players, Michael Davidson (marimba, vibraphone), Tania Gill (melodica), Thom Gill (hammond, synth) and Leonie Wall (flute) who deftly take on the songs and create a set of truly unique accompaniments.

Alex, Daniela and Felicity have been performing together since 2009 and have toured extensively in Canada and the US. This month sees the trio travel to Japan to play a string of dates. Check out the dates below and we promise an official release date for Too Late Blues will be announced very shortly.

04/29 Sendai Arabaki Festival
04/30 Sendai Retro Back Page
05/01 Tokyo Nanahari
05/02 Kyoto Urbanguild
05/03 Nagoya K*d Japan
05/04 Tokyo Strobe Cafe
05/04 Tokyo Ongakunojikan

Montreal Pocket Party #1 | Alex Lukashevsky | Too Late Blues from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

03.29.2012

Just a reminder to tune into the 2012 Juno Award broadcast on Sunday April 1st. Bry Webb will be sharing the stage with Feist as they perform The Bad in Each Other from Feist's 2011 album Metals. Anyone who caught their cross-Canada tour can attest to the amazing chemistry they share on stage and it's sure to be a highlight of the broadcast.

01.27.2012

Here's another great video from The Luyas! This time out, 'Moodslayer' gets the treatment. Created by Schtuff, an art collective featuring the Luyas' Jessie Stein, frequent video collaborator Derrick Belcham, and Ruby Kato Attwood the visual explosion is a real treat for the eyes. It features hand-made paper animation machines, crystals and analog light and shadow all shot on a modified digital camcorder. Brilliant stuff. It's being launched today on Booooooom with a full interview of the gang. Enjoy!

01.13.2012

As our first post of 2012 we are thrilled to announce that Bry Webb along with the Providers (Mike Brooks, Rich Burnett and Tyler Belluz) will be playing some Southern Ontario dates in February in support of Provider.

Also, in wonderfully synchronous fashion we are pleased to present two performances of Bry Webb beautifully captured by the one and only Mitch Fillion of Southern Souls fame. Travelling to Guelph (check the watertower) Mitch shot what could only be described as a moving potrait of domestic life.

Check the dates and watch the clips.

02/03 St. Catherines Mansion House w/Simone from $100
02/04 Toronto Music Gallery 2 shows w/Doug Tielli
02/10 Peterborough Gordon Best Theatre w/Jonas Bonetta and Gavin Gardiner
02/11 Kingston Grad Club w/Jonas Bonetta and Gavin Gardiner

BRY WEBB - Sad Man's Song (Burl Ives / Traditional) from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.

BRY WEBB - Viva from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.

11.07.2011

On November 15th Idée Fixe will release Bry Webb's debut solo album Provider. The album will be available at both retail and iTunes as well as Idée Fixe where we are offering a pre-order of the album starting on November 8th at our store.

Both Vinyl and CD formats will also be available at the following shows where Bry is providing support for Feist on her upcoming Canadian tour.

11/20 Edmonton, AB Jubilee Auditorium
11/21 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
12/01 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
12/03 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/05 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre
12/06 Quebec, QC Grand Theatre de Quebec

11.01.2011

We're happy to report that the Idée Fixe office has been overwhelmed with "DELORO LOVE" since the release of their self-titled debut lp in September. Some of Canada's best and brightest have written very nice things about the record.Check the links below.

Herohill

Grayowl Point

Said the Gramophone

Toronto Standard

09.22.2011

DELORO. Watch It!!

09.12.2011

We are excited to announce that we will be releasing the debut solo album from former Constantines frontman Bry Webb entitled Provider on November 15, 2011.

Working with Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Owen Pallett, Sandro Perri), Bry along with lap steel player Rich Burnett, pedal steel player Mike Brooks, and upright bassist Tyler Belluz, recorded the album entirely live off the floor. The results are organic, eerie and minimal and provide the perfect backdrop for Bry's literate and detailed narratives. Sung in Webb's distinctive voice Provider's songs feel at once both personal and universal, ranging from moving tributes to honest confessions highlighting an intimacy only hinted at in the past.

This fall Bry will join Feist on her highly anticipated Canadian tour, opening for her in some of Canada's finest venues including Massey Hall in Toronto. In addition, Bry will perform with Feist at the Glenn Gould Studio on October 8 in an exclusive presentation of her new album Metals, which Bry makes a guest vocal appearance on.

09.06.2011

Today the new Deloro album is officially available! We wanted to finally show off the pics of the completed jackets and inserts so everyone can see The Gold Edition!



08.24.2011

We are thrilled to announce that in less than two weeks on Semptember 6th we will be releasing the self titled debut album of Toronto supergroup Deloro. Exclaim has the scoop and make sure to visit our artist and releases sections for more details. Pre-orders will be available within the next few days along with extensive detail on the elaborate packaging of "THE GOLD EDITION".

Head over to Exclaim for a taste of the lead single "Travelling Man".

click for Exclaim »

IF007

The Highest Order - If It's Real

If It’s Real is The Highest Order’s debut long playing record. Working with producer Jeff McMurrich (Bry Webb, Jennifer Castle) mere months after forming, the band laid down its tales of lost love, loneliness, addiction, death, and murder all framed in a timeless collage of cosmic country and classic rock. A debut record that sounds like it should. Hear the joy of a band absolutely in the moment as Simone Schmidt pins the needles with their psychedelic take on Charlie Rich’s Lonely Weekends, in the country-kraut of the Cosmic Manipulations triptych, or what happens when the spirit of Lightfoot is sent through a tape slap in Chain Mail. An inspired pairing of energy and experience, If It’s Real acts as the perfect introduction to the world of The Highest Order.

Available Formats: LP (includes DD) /CD/ DD

Purchase Album: Click Here

IF006

The Highest Order - Rainbow of Blues/TheCrying Game

Rainbow of Blues is your first taste of The Highest Order. Paul Mortimer, Kyle Porter Simone Schmidt and Simone TB came together in early 2012 immediately after touring as bandmates in $100 to play some of their favourite tunes. Pretty soon Schmidt and Mortimer started hashing out some arrangements culled from their respective songbooks and within months hit the studio. Rainbow of Blues harkens back to days spent turning and tuning the FM dial. A classic jam of infinite twang and fuzz with melancholy for miles. The Crying Game needs no introduction and The Highest nail it here with Simone's live off the floor vocal take doing the classic more than justice. Two killer sides.

Available Formats: 7"(includes DD) / DD

Purchase Single: Click Here

IF005

Alex Lukashevsky - Too Late Blues

Too Late Blues is Alex Lukashevsky’s third solo record and the first to document his collaboration with two of Toronto’s finest vocalists Daniela Gesundheit (Snowblink, Bruce Peninsula) and Felicity Williams (Bahamas, Hobson’s Choice). The trio have been performing together since 2009 and have toured extensively in Canada, the US, and in the spring of 2012 they travelled to Japan for a series of dates. Although the record can be considered instrumentally minimalist, a full breadth of songwriting is on display, such as the lighthearted opener Burger King Jamaica and album closer Fountain of Youth, which stand in contrast to the darker tones of O Mutant! O Monster! and title track Too Late Blues. Impossible to categorize, shades of folk, jazz, improv, and even calypso thread their way throughout the record to create a truly unique sound.

Available Formats: LP (includes DD) / DD

Purchase Album: Click Here

IF004

Bry Webb - Provider

An album of mature narratives sung in Webb's distinctive voice, Provider's songs feel at once personal and universal ranging from moving tributes to honest confessions highlighting an intimacy only hinted at in the past. Produced with Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Owen Pallett, Sandro Perri), Bry along with lap steel player Rich Burnett, pedal steel player Mike Brooks, and upright bassist Tyler Belluz, recorded the bulk of the album entirely live off the floor. The results are organic, eerie and minimal and provide the perfect backdrop for Bry's literate and detailed narratives. Departing from this approach are the songs Undertaker and Ex-Punks. Undertaker is a gorgeous poetic rumination on life and death filled with stunning imagery perfectly set within a beautiful Colin Stetson horn arrangement while Ex-Punks' provides a sly nod to Bry's past hanging electric guitars atop a thumping bass heavy beat.

Available Formats: LP (includes DD) / CD/ DD

Purchase Album: Click Here

IF003

Miserere - Miserere

From album opener Why Not A House, the telepathic interplay of Miserere is on full display with phrases that ebb and flow in a manner reminiscent of classic jazz ensembles. Unmistakably a guitar album, this complexity is disguised with tunes such as Cold Coffee and Satanic Mills that float on the band’s trademark unrooted harmonics and rolling rhythms. Lyrically the album deals with distances of both time and space. The desperation and comfort of being stranded; the anxiety of travel, highways, borders, separations and reunions. McIntyre’s confessions deliver infinitely relatable nostalgia and melancholy sung in his instantly identifiable, pure voice. A welcome return from one of Canada’s strongest songsmiths.

Available Formats: LP (includes DD) / DD

Purchase Album: Click Here

IF002

Deloro - Deloro

"Without question, this collection of songs is consuming. It burns with a passion that seems to all but have flamed out of the roots scene, oh, and the packaging is fucking fantastic."

Herohill- Best of 2011

"Lurking in Toronto's shadows for a number of years, Deloro have finally stepped into the light and their self-titled debut is a masterstroke."

Kaley Evans-Strings of Nashville

"It may not be happy, but it's definitely addictive psych-country."

Popmatters

A collection of songs from as many writers and sung, in as many voices as members, Deloro feels timeless, a collection of concise psychedelia, with themes both dark and light. Jennifer Castle's Travelling Man and Watertower explore leaving and loss amid Motown styled garage stomp and AM guitar strum. Dave Clarke also finds inspiration in the AM dial with his bittersweet pop gem Joy Joy. Tony Romano narrates the cinematic psych of No Fun and later screams through a punk rock hall of mirrors in Take Me As I Am while Paul Mortimer closes Side A with the country psych sunrise of Years and opens Side B with Nostalgia R.I.P. Produced over four seasons with Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Constantines, Sandro Perri) Deloro is a stunning and mature debut from a new band full of familiar faces.

Available Formats: LP (includes DD) / DD

Notes on the Packaging
In a nod to the Italian translation of the band's name, this first pressing of the album is being referred to as the Gold Edition. The jacket features gold foil stamped leatherette wrapped around a gold shell in the style of traditional paste-over record jackets. The inner sleeve is also made with a gold stock and is adorned with a poem by artist David Armstrong-Six which is foil stamped in gold. Finally, to complete the gold trifecta, instead of having paper labels the information is foil stamped in gold directly to the centre of the discs, which is possibly a world first. Needless to say, we will not repeat this process on future pressings.

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IF001

The Luyas - Too Beautiful to Work

"swept headlong into the thrilling mix of futurist effects and vintage creaking. the luyas concentrate on sounding endearing rather than epic."

Uncut - 4 stars

"The Luyas are as inventive as they are tuneful, as melancholic as they are energetic, as experimental as they are, quite frankly, essential."

Bowlegs U.K. 9.0

"each of its ten gems are so gorgeous that they practically demand immediate repeats"

Exclaim

"like Edith Piaf on mushrooms"

American Songwriter

The Luyas enlisted the help of many friends on Too Beautiful to Work. Owen Pallett provided orchestral arrangements and played the violin. Sarah Neufeld also played violin. Colin Stetson added saxophone and clarinet. John Marshman added some cello, Daniel Romano played the bass, Lisa Chisholm brought the bassoon and Leonie Wall played the flute. Too Beautiful to Work was produced with Jeff McMurrich ( Jennifer Castle, Constantines, Owen Pallett ) at his 6 Nassau studio.

Available Formats: CD / LP / DD
Purchase Album: Click Here


The Highest Order

"Kyle Porter, Paul Mortimer and I were playing together in a band called One Hundred Dollars, touring the west coast, and our drummer had to sit out a leg. We took Simone TB on the road with us, and when we got back we decided we had a good thing going, and wanted to keep playing with her.  We started playing country covers, just throwing out jams at each other - some Waylon, some International Submarine Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Gene Clark. Porter's always had a keen ear for covers, so he was throwing out songs with a vision. Since both Mortimer and myself had written together in One Hundred Dollars, we had some country rock jams that we wanted to hear played in the style of The Highest Order - some more classic sounding songs that were best served by the heaviness that TB can lend on drums. Morty got his tax return so we thought we'd bang out a live covers record. We got in and recorded a bunch of covers and the odd original, and Jeff and Alex said they wanted to put out the record on Idee Fixe, but we should write a few more originals. So we did, and that'll be out in March 2013. Our introduction to the world of the record is Rainbow of Blues, a 7 inch record. That'll be out in November 2012. "

Simone Schmidt

Alex Lukashevsky

Alex Lukashevsky is a career artist. He has released six records since 2001 including four under the guise of Deep Dark United, a band whose ranks included a number of Downtown Toronto stalwarts. In its last incarnation the group consisted of Ryan Driver, Nick Fraser, Tania Gill and Brodie West. With both DDU and as a solo performer Alex has played hundreds of shows and appeared alongside the likes of Nat Baldwin, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Owen Pallett. In fact, in 2008 Pallett released Plays to Please, a record containing Lukashevsky's tunes re-imagined for big band/orchestra. We strongly recommend a crash course in all things Lukashevsky!! Enjoy

Bry Webb

It was in 2000 when Bryan Webb formed The Constantines in London, Ontario that the public was first made aware of the powerful and literate words that accompanied Bry's distinctive, gruff voice. The band quickly gained attention with the release of their Juno nominated debut album on the storied and influential Three Gut Records cementing the foundation of the decade long career that was to follow.

Beginning in 2005 Bry started to write and perform solo and to explore collaborations with different accompanying musicians. Two of these compositions were included in films, most notably Big Smoke which earned a Genie nomination for Best Original Song in 2009. Most recently between writing and demoing for his debut solo record Bry participated in the much-lauded National Parks Project by travelling to The Queen Charlotte Islands and collaborating with Jim Guthrie and Sarah Harmer and very recently collaborated with Leslie Feist guesting on The Bad in Each Other from her recent Metals album.

Deloro

Deloro are Jennifer Castle, Dave Clarke, Paul Mortimer, Tony Romano and Dallas Wehrle. They hail from Downtown Toronto.

If the members of Deloro have names that ring familiar it’s because the band, as one writer exclaimed, “are a supergroup of sorts”. An apt description when you consider that Jennifer Castle recently released her Castlemusic album on Flemish Eye/No Quarter, Dave Clarke and Paul Mortimer are active members of $100, Dallas Wehrle played in the much-loved Constantines, and Tony Romano is an internationally acclaimed visual artist. It’s this group whose billing of shows as art installations and the cramming of their favourite makeshift venue, the Clint Roenisch Gallery, prompted the blog Panic Manual to report “i’ve been looking for a new Toronto band to root for and i think i’ve found it [sic]”.

The Luyas

The Luyas are Jessie Stein, Mathieu Charbonneau, Pietro Amato and Stefan Schneider and they call Montreal home. Idée Fixe released their second record Too Beautiful to Work in early 2011.

idée fixe records.
Toronto, Canada.

74 Wade Ave.
Toronto, ON
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