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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 rather than re-recording the spare, retro-shaped Twice Removed—but it remains equally true that next-Nirvana hype was the whole reason they were signed so early in their existence. It so happened that September 1991, the month that Chris Murphy quit the Halifax roots-rock concern White Pool

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, 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 and shoegaze with ’60s psychedelic pop for a melancholy, sun-bleached sound they call “dream-rock”.