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Label Obscura is very pleased to be back in 2021 with a whole bunch of great releases planned for the upcoming yearand beyond. We’ll be announcing some releases shortly, so stay tuned!

A Look Back At The Halifax Pop Explosion

When the major-label signing of Sloan suddenly opened an international audience for bands in Halifax, the excitement fueled a four-year burst of musical creative energy that hasn’t been equaled—and laid the foundation for two decades of music that followed. Sloan might be most famous for taking a pass on being Geffen’s next Nirvana—quitting the label […]

Diamondtown Debut 7″ Out Now!

We’re very excited to announce that we’re back with our first release in over three years and even more so that it is the excellent debut 7″ by Dartmouth band DIAMONDTOWN. Together and apart, the members of Diamondtown have decades of experience in the fertile underground rock scene of Nova Scotia. Alumni of Eric’s Trip, […]

The Nails

The Nils, whose compositions are now seen as benchmarks that helped define the post-punk sound of the late 1980’s and who created a legacy of power-pop classics, finally released their second proper full length album, ‘Shadows and Ghosts,’ nearly 28 years since their now classic debut record. Formed in 1978, The Nils’ popularity began in […]

PlumTree

  Plumtree is a Halifax pop/rock band that existed between 1993 and 2000. Sisters Carla and Lynette Gillis met Amanda Braden and Nina Martin through music teachers in 1993 when they were all under the age of 17. Four months later, they performed their first set at renowned Halifax all-ages club Cafe Ole. Plumtree’s upbeat […]

Change Of Heart

Early January, 1992 found Toronto’s Change of Heart booked into Toronto’s Reaction Studios to record their fourth full-length album, the ambitious and sprawling twenty-one song Smile. Initially released through Cargo Records only on compact disc, Label Obscura is delighted to finally reissue the album as initially intended – a double LP set. The group that […]

Basement Revolver

Formed in the honest grit of Hamilton, Ontario, Basement Revolver have seen a quick and notable ascent into the spotlight with their unique brand of 90’s infused indie-rock. The band has been able to formulate a captivating and refined hypnotic aural experience typically found with those who are well beyond their years. Early adopters noted […]

Diamondtown

Together and apart, the members of Diamondtown have decades of experience in the fertile underground rock scene of Nova Scotia. Alumni of Eric’s Trip, Dog Day, Century Egg, and countless other bands have now formed like a flannel-clad Voltron. On their self-titled album and its accompanying 7” lathe, the group fuses influences from ’80s goth […]