Arturo Denim

Arturo Denim

Think of how proud you are when your friends do something cool. Well you can imagine how proud we were when our buds started making their own super awesome jeans right here in Edmonton! Please check them out. 

ArturoArturo Denim Co. believes in transparency. We source our denim from the finest quality mills in Japan and the United States, and we manufacture in Alberta and Quebec. Western Canada has a proud history of denim manufacturing that we are excited and honoured to continue. Arturo does not use animal products in the construction of our jeans. Every purchase of jeans comes with free hemming/alteration to ensure you walk out of our store with your perfect fit. Our retail store (10443 124 st) also functions as a design studio and manufacturing facility.

Follow them online at:

arturodenim.ca
twitter: @arturodenimco
instagram: arturodenimco

facebook: facebook.com/arturodenimco

 

 

 

Mangled Tapes

Mangled Tapes

 

Matthew Belton and his Mangled Tapes label have been a huge inspiration for Double Lunch. Aside from sharing a love of lo-fi weirdo pop, Matthew Belton and Craig from Double Lunch share a passion for getting music they love to the people. Here is the story of Mangled: 


Matthew Belton used to play tons of shows back in the day, but ended up going to university and ruining his life. Depression set in. He withdrew from the scene completely for almost 5 years.

A lot of things happened in those years. He got married, had a cute kid, bought a house, got laid-off, became a stay-at-home dad. Over these years Matthew ended up with had an album mastered and ready to go and was searching out labels. No luck. What's a guy to do? Start his own damn label.

Mangled started in January 2016 and was originally going to be a platform for promoting and distributing Matthew's own releases. But he soon realized that he should probably have other bands on his label. So, he began seeking out some of his favourite musicians and started asking them if they were interested in working with mangled.

His first target was Nick Johnson, formerly of Field & Stream. Matthew hadn't talked to him in years, but they reconnected on facebook. He said he had a soundtrack project and that he wanted to put it out there. But then he showed Matthew an album he made years ago, and it was fucking awesome. Nick was considering shopping it around to some big labels, so he didn't really think about putting it out on Mangled. Eventually, Matthew wore him down. That album was Smokey & The Feeelings.

Anti-pop recluse genius Brad Sime was harder to get a hold of. Matthew eventually tracked him down through his Colin Powell Beach bandcamp page. He was pretty much into it immediately. After long emails back and forth the two met up at the It Dog on 109th. This was January or February. He had nothing recorded at this time, but was super keen. Over the year he recorded Willow, releasing it in October at the Bleeding Heart Art Space. And it is phenomenal.
 

Robert Mallet was suggested to Matthew by Brad and although he wasn't familiar with Rob, he was in Colin Powell Beach with Brad so that was enough reason to check him out. He sent Matthew an amazing 8 track mini album that will hopefully be coming out early next year. He is fantastic.

Joel Rich is the guy who introduced Matthew to the possibilities of electronic music. He's a Vancouver-based tattoo artist who makes awesome lofi electronic music. Mangled will be releasing a retrospective cassette as well as all-new material next year.
 

Rory Hanchard is an Edmonton-expat currently living in Ottawa. He is Young Truck. He was in Pants + Tie. He is in Tempo Topaz with Matthew. He's awesome. There will be a Young Truck/Westfalia split cassette coming out some time in 2017.

https://mangledtapes.bandcamp.com/

Cups N Cakes Podcast

Cups N Cakes Podcast

Double Lunch has a huge crush on  Cups N Cakes. They are a bi-weekly music podcast playing mostly Canadian independent acts with an emphasis on the prairie cities. Each episode is comprised of meticulously crafted eclectic music sets and tomfoolerous banter. It is the most well researched podcast there is.

Guests have become a regular occurrence on the show with appearances from musical acts Napalmpom, Jom Comyn, Counterfeit Jeans, Concealer, Doug Hoyer, The Zorgs, Motherhood, Jesse & the Dandelions, Slates and Little You Little Me. Interviews aren’t only reserved for musicians, the podcast has also brought in people involved with music in other ways such as Craig Martell from Double Lunch Productions, Chad Brunet from CJSR, Kris Burwash from Listen Records and a music therapist. 

In existence for nearly three years, the podcast is a necessary listening experience for music fans still interested in discovering new music.

 

 

All shows can be streamed at:

www.mixcloud.com/cupsncakespod

 

Social media:

www.facebook.com/cupsncakespod

www.instagram.com/cupsncakespod

www.twitter.com/cupsncakespod

www.cupsncakespod.tumblr.com

 

Submissions:

cupsncakespod@gmail.com

Farrow sandwiches: Love between the bread

Farrow sandwiches: Love between the bread

These homies are a whole lot more than just a sandwich shop. The Grick Middle has quickly become a staple part of many Edmontonians diets. With exotic new coffees coming in regularly, it's a coffee freak's dream (you can even sign up to get a bag or two brought in for you each month). As icing on the cake, they're almost always baking limited quantities of mouth watering sweet treats. Follow their instagram to try and keep up.