spectra sonic sound

ottawa based concert promotions - est. 2009

an ottawa based record label - est. 1996

Box 57043, RPO Gladstone, Ottawa ON, K1R 1A1, Canada

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20.11.23
just in time for "black friday" we've hooked up our fav black-clad purveyors of black metal and other awesome heaviness Dwyer Records with Okara, 30 Second Motion Picture, Three Penny Opera and Phleg Camp vinyl. Available online and at all Alaskan shows. Thanks guys!

20.11.14
check out Damien from Fucked Up's Turned Out A Punk podcast with Arcade Fire's Jeremy & Richie where they pay homage to the brilliance of Okara and talk about the 5 Arlington scene.

19.04.14
Record Store Day 2014 special on now - buy one get one free! we're still living in the 90s and don't have a webstore - paypal to scallen at spectrasonic dot com

08.10.13
Going through the website and making some minor updates. We'll have a new "concert promotion" website soon so the label site may get a bit wonky.

Mailorder is now done exclusively direct through spectrasonic, wholesale inquiries are welcome.

I keep on forgetting to mention that Solly from The Transit has an awesome new band called NEEDLES//PINS - check them out!

17.10.12
Andy Cant of Okara has made remastered unreleased Okara tracks available here for FREE!!!: okara.bandcamp.com

25.09.12
Sparkmarker are playing a one-off reunion show this Friday Sept 28 at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, their first show in 15 years! more info here: www.facebook.com/events/271980106239343

there will be 60 copies of "Products & Accessories" available at the show with all the proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis Canada in honour of Jordan Studdard. other merch revenues will also be donated to CF.

12.09.12
Vertigo Records in Ottawa has all in print spectrasonic titles in stock. We still do mailorder too!

12.12.09
Purged a bunch of back catalog, lowering numbers to around 100 pieces of each in-stock title, making SSStuff that much more collectable.

Replenished Tunevault.com (NO LONGER IN STOCK) with all of our releases including the Robot Kill City CDEP. You can order from them or direct from me. After a couple moves things have stabilized and I am able to take care of mailorder more promptly.

08.08.08
Still have a tonne of stock in my basement. Get in touch if you need to complete your music collection.

Check out new bands from ex-members of the 3P0/Grey/Transit here and Shotmaker/3PO/Grey here.

11.25.07
Still alive and kicking, well our mailorder is still active...

New and improved prices to reflect the lackluster US dollar and increased postal rates.

Most of the releases are available at my record store End Hits (NOW CLOSED). Drop me a line in advance if you're coming to town and I'll make sure we have what you're looking for in stock.

12.12.06
Just a quick update to let you all know that our mailorder is still active despite the label being dormant.

Other noteworthy events include our offices being flooded earlier this year and several hundred soggy CDs/vinyls now residing in a landfill just west of Ottawa (and the few remaining Kepler 7", Okara 12" and Seppuku/Kepler/3PO/Endgame/Hacksaw CDs being that much more rare!)

We also moved out of the soon to be mold infested space and in the move several copies of the Blake/Spirit 7" and Goodbye Blue Monday/Across Five Aprils 7" were uncovered and are now available. Email for availabilities before ordering.

Oh, yeah. I opened a record store -- End Hits (407 Dalhousie St, in Ottawa) (NOW CLOSED) and all the Spectrasonic releases are available there as well.

08.08.05

The Blake "discography" CD (SS16) is finally out, as is the Robot Kill City "unfortunate" CDEP (SS17). Mailorder info and MP3s will be up later this week. They'll be available, along with the repressed The Grey "open credit" CD (SS15), from the usual distros September 15.

This will most likely mark the end of SSS as 17 has always been my lucky number, unless we manage to get the Okara 2CD discography together over the winter for a fitting 10-year anniversary release, and the actual 17th full release on the label as SS05 never saw the light of day.

New distros and zines get in touch for wholseale orders and review copies.

07.18.04

The Grey head out on their Western Canada tour taking them to Vancouver and back.

email: info[at]spectrasonic[dot]com