Back to Civilization, but Still Out of Control….

On behalf of The Ballantynes, a big thanks to everyone who made Squamish such a great time! Shout outs to Gumby and the wine-smoothie chick! Day-makers for sure.

Tons of recaps to kill your coffee break: Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, and the Vancouver Weekly all weighing in.

And speaking of loveable characters from our youth, are we in Pee Wee’s Playhouse? Cause I swear the word of the day is FESTIVALS!


Next stop? Victoria, BC for Rifflandia 2013!

A whole pack of us are getting together for a big LA-TI-DA party and SHOWCASE Saturday, September 14th at the Victoria Events Centre: Needles//Pins, The Ballantynes, and all the way from Brooklyn, NY, The Jay Vons! Doors at 8:30 PM.

If you’ve doing the wristband or night pass thing, we recommend getting down there early; if previous years at VEC are any indication, it’s going to be a busy, busy night.

Then grab whatever soothes your hang over and hit Royal Athletic Park at NOON on Sunday, September 15th where The Ballantynes will be warming up the MAIN STAGE for dudes like Big Boi and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

We coudn’t be more excited for Riff. Of the many, many logs in the proverbial campfire this summer, this one burns pretty bright.

Burning bright? Burning out? Out of our minds? WE MUST BE because the ball is rolling for FALL DOWN / GET DOWN 2013 November 14th-17th! We’ve set the dates, mark them on your calendars, and we promise all will be revealed soon!

Stay tuned, because we’ve got MORE EXCITING LA-TI-DA ANNOUNCEMENTS coming this month!

The LA-TI-DA Records Spring Singles Club 2013


Hello friends!
A little over a month ago we announced our Spring Singles Club, and now with a little less than a month before our first release of 2013, we thought now would be the perfect time to let these cats out of the bag and into the night, cause we’re just too excited to wait any longer!LTDR-SinglesClub-2013

(LTDR014) The Wild Ones
From Santa Cruz to your stereo, from the bottle to your lips, this single pairs well with day drinking and day dreaming about rain while baking in the sun. The perfect sound track to skinned knees on long legs.

(LTDR015) Maniac
Featuring members of West Coast staples Clorox Girls, The Girls, and The Cute Lepers, Maniac are the gentlemen punks from the city of angels. Shake it up with their freshman release.

(LTDR016) The Ballantynes
Back with another dose of their rainy revelry, another match up with engineer Felix Fung has the gang set to make it a habit with a third Little Red hot single. These feel good/feel bad hits are sure to get you dancing!

(LTDR017) The Jay Vons
Recorded and mixed in Brooklyn’s Daptone Studios, this release is a two song slice of the real deal. Blue eyed soul and garage pedigree collide and smolder from A side to B side, leaving embers that could burn through any era.

(LTDR018) Needles // Pins
How does it feel to score the last beer, the last slice, and the last train all in one night? Like a new single from Vancouver’s favorite party punk heroes. Anywhere is the right place and anytime is the right time to set it up!

(LTDR019) Steve Adamyk Band
This hard striking talent from Canada’s capital is spreading like wild fire as our 7inch falls hot on the heels of their latest LP on Dirtnap. With more on the way from Ontario’s Hosehead Records it looks like 2013 is already shaping up to be a prolific year for our boys.


For $33, all six singles will be mailed to you in three pairs. Our goal is one pair a month, March to May, barring natural disaster or Record Store Day pressing pile ups. Coloured vinyl for the first 150 subscriptions.

Order here:

Singles Club Subscription, 6 Singles
Price: $33.00 Canada and US only (PLEASE INQUIRE FOR INT’L)

Singles Club Subscription, 8 Singles (starting with two catalogue titles)
Price: $40.00 Canada and US only (PLEASE INQUIRE FOR INT’L)

The Fall Down/Get Down Schedule & Mixtape!!


Wristbands are still available and for those who have already purchased them you can pick them up at Antisocial TONIGHT!

For your convenience we have not only scheduled shows so there is as little overlap as possible but we have also made a nice schedule for you! Click the photo below to go directly to the schedule itself!

Those of you on a smart phone can go to this link and add it to your home screen for added convenience!! 

WE ALSO MADE A MIXTAPE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE!! This bad boy features a nice glimps of the fantastic bands we’ve brought you. If this doesn’t get you stoked to Fall Down & Get Down with us…I don’t know what will.

Ready 2 Rip – Mean Jeans
Needles//Pins – Getting On Home
The Tranzmitors – A Little Bit Closer
The Ballantynes – Stay
Chains Of Love – He’s Leaving (With Me)
The React! – Sounds That I’ve Heard
Tiger High – Be The Indian
Fist City – Buried
Bad Channels – Dripping Pan
Korean Gut – If You Want
The Maxines – Queer Mods
The Wild Ones – Day Drunk
Capitol 6 – Wine In Bed
Jody Glenham – Gypsy Babe
King Dude – Jesus In The Courtyard
Sex Church – Slipped
Greenback High – Electric Underground
The Evaporators – I Hate Being Late When I’m Early
Warm Soda – Reaction
Pointed Sticks – True Love