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Brett Kilroe is one of the most prolific graphic designers and art directors in the music industry. A guy who, straight out of art school in Calgary, Alberta, landed in New York and cut his teeth by creating one of the most iconic album covers in the history of hip-hop: Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return To The 36 Chambers. This kickstarted a career that has spanned over two decades, having helped create the visual identities of such notables as The Strokes, Kings of Leon, and Alabama Shakes, and earning himself a Grammy nod in the process.

Achievements aside, he also happens to be one of the sweetest, humblest, most benevolent people you would ever be so lucky to count amongst your friends.

Brett has bravely fought Stage IV colorectal cancer for the past 3 years, a battle which has left one hell of a financial wake. Friends and family from across North America—immediate, extended and musical—are banding together to ease the burden so Brett can stay focused on the task at hand.


You can donate directly to Brett’s Sweet Relief page, where 93% of donations will go directly to getting Brett back on his feet:


La Ti Da Records is doing its bit by offering up a premium: for a donation of $20 or more, you will receive one of 70 limited edition 7” vinyl records, silkscreened with the I HEART BK logo. To keep all proceeds flowing directly to the fund rather than record production, this limited edition run will be culled from existing overrun records and sleeves, tailored exclusively for Brett’s campaign. The more you donate, the more goodies we’ll throw in for good measure.

These records can be purchased directly on our Band Camp page while supplies last.


Alternately, you can make mention of the single when donating directly to the Sweet Relief site, and we’ll catch your order on the backend.

We love BK. Spread the word. Let’s do this.

Maniac “Demimonde” LP (LTDR-LP003)


So proud to announce the full length follow-up to last year’s 7″ debut from L.A.’s favourite gentlemen punks.

Release date: November 14, 2014

Pre-orders will be up shortly.

Check out the premiere of the lead-off track, “Live Like Bats,” over at Rollo & Grady.

The Flintettes “Open Your Eyes” 7inch (LTDR020) Out Now!

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Happy to announce that we got this one out over the weekend!

Limited edition of 300. Pre-orders shipping all week. Hit the “Our Catalogue” tab to order!

While The Flintettes grace this month’s cover of our favourite campus radio guide, our good pal “Russian” Tim Bogdachev (host of CiTR’s Rocket From Russia) happens to be launching Life of Crime, Tuesday June 17th at The Electric Owl in Vancouver, BC!


To celebrate, Tim put together a nice little pop punk mix for your summer snake runs. Good times. Click the image below for a download link:


The Flintettes “Open Your Eyes” 7inch (LTDR020) Pre-Order Now!

The Flintettes “Open Your Eyes” 7″ (LTDR020) Pre-Orders Now Available!

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Limited to a mere 300 copies, this one will go QUICK. We’ve also tightened up our pre-order game considerably: all pre-orders ship Tuesday, June 3rd. Hit the “U Catalogue” tab to order

Speaking of quick, this whirlwind is already underway!


Needles//Pins are running ramshackle all over Europe this month supporting our good buds, Sonic Avenues! If you’re in Madrid, be sure to check the Big Bombo Punk site this Friday, MAY 16th for your chance to win a pair of tickets, as well as copies of 12:34 and the latest single!

To cap off a truly intercontinental week of touring, Steve Adamyk Band are Japan-bound, thanks to the fine folks at Waterslide Records!

10157253_10152438671004308_3039085734953106944_n A little closer to home, just announced: The Ballantynes will be once again opening for the mighty Lee Fields this July. Event details here!

Final side note: thanks to everyone who has been supporting the Discogs store! It’s been an experiment in having a limited distro without actually being a distro, and it’s allowing us to continue to label trade with our friends near and far. So far, so good.

Hope you’re all having a great spring.