March 05, 2014
Our album is coming out on April Fools Day! This is no joke! More than 4 years in the making, we are beyond thrilled to be dropping 'Wonderkind' into the world with a celebration in Toronto, at the Horseshoe on Thursday April 10th. We perform at 10:30pm sharp amongst our friends Triple Gangers and soon to be new friends Fevers and Coronado!
We will be playing featured tracks from our new album 'Wonderkind', in new and exciting ways with some special guests!
...but something even more entertaining for you now, is the infomercial of our miracle product, 'Wonderkind' featuring PRIMO Sketch Comedy troupe, shot by Last Frame!
December 19, 2013
Language Arts are hibernating on the seaside of Nova Scotia, working on some new songs, and I am so excited about them!
Aside from turning a cottage on the Northumberland Strait into a recording studio, and being on deer and storm watch, we are putting together our performance for Toronto on Friday January 24th, and planning for the April 1st release of Wonderkind.
So please stay tuned to our many networks -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo -- for upcoming content and announcements!
I wish you the warmest and happiest of holidays, and sincerely thank you all for the love and support you have shown Language Arts! We are so grateful to be making music and having your ears to share it with!
All my best,
Kristen, Sprout, and Language Arts
November 27, 2013
Before we drop 'Wonderkind' we will be playing a fun showcase set in Toronto, at the Horseshoe on Tuesday December 3rd. We perform at 11:30pm sharp. It's our last show of 2013, and admission is free!
This show is just to give you a little taste of what is to come, then soon we will be releasing a funny video and our album release details!
...but in the meantime, we will see you at the Horseshoe... that is, after you check out my WonderDog, Sprout, jamming to J Dilla!
September 17, 2013This is our first year performing at Pop Montréal, and we are thrilled to be playing Peter Rowan's showcase at O Patro Výš on Friday September 27th. There's more info on the Performances page. This will be a full-band show... buckle up!
Here is a video of an acoustic performance from June of 2012 where we had the joy of playing in a rug shop on Bayview. We originally went to Sunnybrook Stables but we got turned away, so with fifteen minutes remaining in our available time to shoot, the seven of us screeched the tires as we drove past the rug shop, loaded in as fast as we could, and performed this, "More Than Amazing" as well as one other tune. Now that more than a year has passed, we should post it before it becomes older news. We'd like to thank Mitch Fillion for his talents, and I'd like to thank the seven musicians who performed on the upcoming Language Arts album, who are also seen in this video. It was a very special day for me, even though it was really rushed. I can't say enough about how great these musicians are: Neil MacIntosh (drums), Joel Visentin (keys), Joe Ernewein (bass), Alex McMaster (cello), Randy Lee (violin), and Nick Bulligan, who learned the trumpet parts the night before like a champ, since JP Carter lives in Vancouver.
July 31, 2013Lots of shows... barely any days off! I am so happy to be here! All of the dates and details are on the Performances page!
...and If you want to read tour stories, and see fun photos and videos, feel free to join us on Instagram and Facebook!
July 05, 2013
This is an "In One Take" session by This City Live, recorded on June 9th with the full band.
We did an interview also. Click here to read it!
May 29, 2013
Here's another little taste of what's to come...
'Wonderkind' coming this winter of 2014!
May 20, 2013Germany Festival, Jenseits von Millionen takes place on August 2, each summer, outside of Berlin. The festival programmers sifted through hundreds of applications and they choose a top 13 list of their favourite acts.
Language Arts had the huge honour to be chosen as one of these 13 bands. Jenseits von Millionen hosted an online voting poll to then choose the opening act ...and two weeks later the winner was announced to be Language Arts!
We would like to thank anyone who voted, as, without your support, this would not be possible. Now we have a great summer to look forward to, playing in Germany! Thank you so much! Stay tuned for more details on this event!
May 08, 2013
I will perform solo at PRIMO's One Year Anniversary Show on Thursday May 16th, in Toronto. PRIMO is one of the best Toronto sketch comedy troupes, and this is their last live show before going all-video. I'm playing a couple of songs, and you might see me in a sketch too! These people are hilarious!
April 25, 2013
Another round of video/single release shows for "Wonderkind" in Ontario with one of our favourites, Jenny Omnichord!!!
Click each show for event details via Facebook...
HAMILTON @ Casbah Lounge on May 1st
TORONTO @ The Piston on May 2nd
LONDON @ The APK on May 3rd
GUELPH @ Ed Video on May 4th