August Pick of the Month – Benjamin Booker

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With back to school shopping starting, and summer rolling to a close, its time to let out a little angst and get down with some garage-blues! The Coffee Shop Project (CSP) has you covered with our Pick of the Month, Benjamin Booker.

This New Orleans born and bred garage-blues phenomenon is currently opening for Jack White‘s tour and hitting the festival scene with stops at Newport Folk Fest, Forecastle, Lollapalooza and ACL. His self-titled debut album is due out this month August 19th, and was produced by Andrija Tokic of Alabama Shakes. But you can get the single “Violent Shiver” all around Toronto at some of our favourite coffee shops! With summer on the way out, he harnesses the angst of the ending, while providing the soundtrack to get you on your feet and pack in the rest of your favourite summer activities!

Grab your favourite iced coffee from one of the participating CSP shops, pick up the download card, turn up Benjamin Booker‘s  ”Violent Shiver” and pack in the end of summer activities!

LINKS
http://benjaminbookermusic.com/
www.facebook.com/benjaminbookerNOLA
www.twitter.com/bbookerNOLA

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 23 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

 

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery 
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

Atlas Espresso Bar
550 Front St. W
http://www.atlasespressobar.com
https://www.facebook.com/atlasespressobarTO

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

The Coffee Bar Inc. 
346 Front St. W
www.thecoffeebarinc.com
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/TheCoffeeBarInc

Crema Coffee Co. 
508 Danforth Ave.
53 Bloor St. E
3079 Dundas St. W
www.cremacoffee.ca
www.twitter.com/CremaTO

Dark Horse Espresso Bar

125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

Dundas and Carlaw
173 Dundas Street East
www.dundasandcarlaw.com

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www.twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Louie Craft Coffee
1187 King St. W
www.louiecoffee.com
https://www.facebook.com/louiecoffeeonking/info

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Play Cafe
1517 Bayview Avenue
www.playcreativecafe.com/about-2/

Propeller Coffee
50 Wade Ave.
www.twitter.com/propellercoffee

Red Eye Espresso
29 McCaul Street
www.facebook.com/RedEyeEspresso

Saving Gigi

859 Bloor St. W
www.savinggigi.com/

Snakes and Lattes 
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CSP link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj
www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!

- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com

Q&A with our July pick of the month – Miranda Mulholland

by admin

 

After sitting down with July’s Pick of the Month, Miranda Mulholland to chat, the Coffee Shop Project (CSP) can’t wait to share some insights on her writing techniques, favourite brews and clandestine coffee shop meetings!  Pour yourself an Americano on ice, sit back and enjoy Miranada Mulholland’s charming wit below!

How would you describe your fans in one word?

Discerning. (heh heh)

What is your favourite drink to order at a cafe?

I like an americano with honey and cream but if i’m feeling especially fancy i will order a flat white.

Do you have a favourite coffee shop you frequent in Toronto?

I love dark horse on queen west. Great coffee and even better people watching.

Where is your go-to place to write/create music?

I like to write by myself in my apartment although it can be distracting. I recently had the opportunity to do a residency at the Banff centre, which I found particularly inspiring.

Is there a Whipping Boy song particularly suited to be playing in a cafe atmosphere?

Maybe ‘Vanity’s Disguise’ simply because it was written about a guy I used to meet clandestinely in coffee shops.

If there was a Miranda Mulholland branded coffee blend, what would it embody?

Hmmm……
A bold blend with a hint of sophistication and lacking in pretension.

(I just stole that from the movie French Kiss – although they were talking about wine)

What band is currently in rotation on your iPod?

Jason Isbell is a fave for sure. Andrew Bird, Ray LaMontagne, Rose Cousins. Also Sean Watkins, who is the second artist on my record label, Roaring Girl Records.

How much caffeine did you drink when you were finishing the album Whipping Boy?

Oh, lots. I need a coffee to get the cobwebs out of my voice everyday. I made most of my record in Los Angeles and there was a great coffee shop called ‘The Oaks’ that I would hit on my way to the studio. They also sell fine wine, cheese and fauxnuts (so LA!). Basically a “my favourite things” shop.

 

For more on Miranda Mulholland and her latest album, Whipping Boy, check out www.mirandamulholland.com

Miranda Mulholland – July Pick of the Month

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The weather’s not the only thing heating up this July – Miranda Mulholland is bringing the fire to the Coffee Shop Project (CSP) this month, and we aren’t just talking about her hair.  With her celtic and jazz influenced roots style and violin harmonies, her album Whipping Boy will have you reaching for your favourite brew on ice, and CSP couldn’t be happier to showcase it as July’s Pick of the Month! Find the song “Whipping Boy” on the CSP Download Cards at your favourite local coffee shop.

While currently a member of Great Lake Swimmers and Belle Star, Miranda Mulholland has kept busy over the years as a studio violinist, and touring aid. You may have heard her play on records with artists like Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean and Cowboy Junkies and have seen her perform with Jim Cuddy, Steven Page,Calexico, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Alan Doyle, Raine Maida, Dan Mangan, John Borra, The Rattlesnake Choir and Justin Rutledge, among others. Miranda is classically trained in Violin and Voice  (University of Western Ontario, & McGill University) and throughout her album is able to change styles and mixes elements between jazz, folk and roots flawlessly while perfectly embodying the meaning of the lyrics in her voice.

Make sure to pick up your download card from a participating CSP locations today!

LINKS
www.mirandamulholland.com
www.facebook.com/MirandaMulholland
www.twitter.com/miramulholland

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 23 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

 

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery 
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

Dundas and Carlaw
173 Dundas Street East
www.dundasandcarlaw.com

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www.twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Play Cafe
1517 Bayview Avenue
www.playcreativecafe.com/about-2/

Propeller Coffee
50 Wade Ave.
www.twitter.com/propellercoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.savinggigi.com/

Snakes and Lattes 
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CSP link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj
www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!

- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com

Q&A with our June pick of the month – Jerry Leger

by admin

Coffee Shop Project was delighted to speak to the man of few words, June’s Pick of the Month, Jerry Leger! Grinder fans delight in your dark roasts as we find out what Jerry has been spinning, take a peek at some of his writing habits and learn how he would best describe you, his fans, in one word! Check out the interview below!

How would you describe your fans in one word?
Jerry: Interested

What is your favourite drink to order at a cafe?
Jerry: Dark roast cup of joe

Do you have a favourite coffee shop you frequent in Toronto?
Jerry: Grinder on Main St.

Where is your go-to place to write/create music?
Jerry: Any coffee shop with a window seat, otherwise my bedroom does the trick

Is there a Jerry Leger song particularly suited to be playing in a cafe atmosphere?
Jerry: All of em

If there was a Jerry Leger branded coffee blend, what would it embody?
Jerry: Hopefulness

What band is currently in rotation on your iPod?
Jerry: I lost my iPod a few years back, so I can’t remember. At the moment I’m really into Doug Sahm, those recent Blind Willie McTell releases and the Randy Newman live lp recorded in ’70.

How much caffeine did you  drink when you were finishing the album Early Riser?
Jerry: A fair bit

 

For more on Jerry Leger and his latest album, Early Riser check out www.jerryleger.com

Jerry Leger – June Pick of the Month

by admin

Harnessing the ghosts of musicians past and along with his own unique voice as a troubadour, Jerry Leger is ready to have your body swaying into summer. As June rolls in, we couldn’t be happier to have Jerry Leger and The Situation’s single “To Let Me Go” as the Coffee Shop Projects’ Pick of the Month. Find the song hitching a ride on the CSP Download Cards found at your favourite local coffee shop.

With a southern soulfulness and powerful conviction to his craft, Toronto’s Jerry Leger has been swiftly gaining a devoted fan base thanks to his uplifting voice and thoughtful lyrics. The new album Early Riser, released April 22, 2014 was produced by  Michael Timmins (Of Cowboy Junkies) and boasts such fans as Ron Sexsmith, Serena Ryder and Jim Lauderdale, putting you within good company. With long summer days ahead, grab your favourite iced coffee brew, throw on your headphones, and take a summer stroll with Jerry Leger.

Make sure to pick up your download card from a participating CSP location today!

www.jerryleger.com
www.facebook.com/jerrylegermusic
www.twitter.com/JerryLeger

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 22 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery 
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www/twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.nichecoffee.com/
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

Snakes and Lattes 
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj

www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!

- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com

 

Flash Lightnin’ – May Pick of the Month

by admin

 

The month of May usually means the end of April showers, but another storm is brewing thanks to the Coffee Shop Project. Dropping a bluesy barn burner that’ll get you to put a little something extra in your coffee, we are happy to have Flash Lightnin’ and their new single “One Pill” as the Coffee Shop Project’s Pick of the Month. You can find the song emblazoned upon the CSP Download Cards found at your favourite local coffee shop.

Gritty, gruff, and electrifying, Flash Lightnin’ are a raw Toronto rock trio geared up for world domination. Their single “Dirty Penny” sounds like a late-night bender that you don’t want to quit and as a testament to the iconic nature of the band, they just finished a Canada-wide tour with none other than ZZ Top. The track is off their album For The Sinners, which dropped on April 29 – pick it up now via Maple Music.

May is here – grab a double shot of espresso and stay up all night listening to Flash Lightnin’. And make sure to pick up a download card from a participating CSP location today!

http://www.flashlightnin.com/
https://www.facebook.com/flashlightnin
https://www.twitter.com/Flash_Lightnin

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 24 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery 
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www/twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.nichecoffee.com/
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

Snakes and Lattes 
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj

www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!

- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com

A Q&A with April Pick of the Month – Language Arts

by admin

We met up with Language Arts, our April Pick of the Month, at drummer/recording engineer Neil’s family cottage where the band spent time recording their eponymous debut. It was clear the band bonded over music, but were divided over their hot drink preferences. Lead singer/guitarist Kristen is a tea enthusiast, Soren (bass) and Joel (keys) are the espresso advocates. Don’t worry, they’re all on good terms. Check out our interview below!


How would you describe your fans?

Neil: Humbling with their praise, patience and comradery, and inspiring with their dedication, attention and enthusiasm. Usually our fans are talented artists themselves, who show great respect to our craft and support our spirit-quest.


What is your favourite drink to order at a cafe?

Kristen: I have never drank more than a sip of coffee due to my Peter Pan syndrome, but I would opt for a London Fog or a nice cozy herbal tea.

Neil: A John Labatt’s

Joel: A quad Americano with very little water.

Soren: Americano.


Do you have a favourite coffee shop you frequent in Toronto?

Kristen: My friends have a lovely community hub called Saving Gigi. They play great records, serve artisan food/drink, and there’s always a friendly face.

Neil: The Common for caffeine, Holy Oak for friends with caffeine.

Joel: Red Eye Expression – it just opened up a few months ago near my place.

Soren: Manic.


Where is your go-to place to write/create music?

Kristen: I have a little practice room in my apartment where I have been hibernating all winter, but in the summer, I like to retreat to my family cottage near Greenwich Beach on PEI, to experiment, as well.

When Language Arts gets together, we make magic at our rehearsal space that ‘The Dad’ (Neil) runs. It’s at the rehearsal factory and it now no longer smells like someone else’s drummer’s hockey bag turned drum hardware bag – YES! It has Christmas lights and a Nova Scotia flag to remind us of our roots (Neil and myself… Joel and Soren are our friendly prairie boys. Our band is really nice!)

 I brought 10 new songs for us to demo at Neil’s family cottage on Melmerby Beach in Nova Scotia last winter. We did a retreat for 10 days where we lived, breathed and recorded the songs there. Everyone honed in on their parts and sounds to make it a truly coastline bungalow vibe, nostalgic for the summer sun.

Our reverb chamber was the stove pipe and the slapback between the cottages. We hung room-mics from lobster traps. The full moonlit sea with waves crashing on the beach put us onto our magical quest and Neil’s parents nourished us with insane comfort food at their house, down the way, while adopting my dog Sprout during loud days.

While there, we demoed our next album, and on our rare down-time, Joel notated Phish songs, note for note, for his tribute band, ‘The Lizards’; Soren showed us he could put one piece of spaghetti through his nose and throat and that curling is not that hard; and Neil taught us that he is an amazing recording engineer and that his young cousins are champion singers.


Is there a Language Arts song particularly suited to be playing in a cafe atmosphere?

Joel: I think most of “Wonderkind” fits the vibe, but I can picture myself finally getting the urge to ask out some cute/intimidating barista with tattoos and face piercings to the song “More than Amazing”.

Soren: “When I Leave this Town” is a great cafe jam tune!


If there was a Language Arts branded coffee blend, what would it embody?  

Kristen: I know very little about coffee but if I were to blend a Language Arts tea, it would be a warm vanilla oolong with hints of walnuts, coconut and pineapple. It would have the comforts of a familiar rounded taste and aroma, a classic leaf that expands in flavor and doesn’t over power the sparkle of the fruit and the smoothness of the nuts.

Neil: I think ‘Philz Coffee’ (San Francisco), where you order a strange coffee without having the slightest clue what it’s going to taste like, but it’s the surprise you’ve been longing for and it doesn’t disappoint.

Joel: I think it would be a pretty strong and acidic espresso. Most people would like it, but it wouldn’t be for everyone and serious espresso drinkers would swear by it.

Soren: It would be subtle at first but hit with lots of flavours mid sip.


What band is currently in rotation on your iPod?

Kristen: Junip and Koscirkeln – two of the many amazing bands out of Sweden currently.

Bonobo and Jungle (UK projects that make me want to put headphones on strangers and force them to hear it, but I probably wouldn’t get my headphones back so that could get expensive…)

Also, No Joy and Hooded Fang are some amazing Canadian acts I currently enjoy.

Neil: New: Beck, and Zeus (over listen, but still love). Old: Stan Rogers

Joel: There’s a keyboard and drums album by Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana that I’ve been listening to a lot.  Oh and Yeezus by Kanye West has been my favourite album to play Goldeneye for N64 to lately.

Soren: I have pretty much only been listening to John Coltrane for the past few months.


How much caffeine did you guys drink when you were finishing the album Wonderkind?

Kristen: Not any, I am too hyperactive to have much caffeine in small spaces. I prefer when people like me!

Neil: Is there caffeine in Blue?

Joel: Probably just a cup a day.  Time is money in the studio and you don’t want to have too many pee breaks!

Soren: I didn’t play on the record but knowing Neil and Joel… I would say too much. I bet Kristen didn’t drink any.


For more on Language Arts and their latest album Wonderkind, visit language-arts.net!

Language Arts – April Pick of the Month

by admin

 

As April rolls around, it’s time to step out of the coffee shop and onto the veranda (as long as there is no rain). Winter is almost behind us, so why not look ahead with the Coffee Shop Project’s Pick of the Month, Language Arts, and their single “Wonderkind”. You can find the download card at your favourite local coffee shop!

A mix of the wildly warped and moments of quiet reflection and beauty, Language Arts is the experimental indie-pop project led by Kristen Kudmore. Her single “Wonderkind”, off the eponymous-debut, is a melting pot of swelling heartbreak and explosions of emotion. Check out their LP Wonderkind, which is officially out today!

As we finally stop wondering when winter will end, kindly make sure to pick up a download card from a participating CSP location today!

www.language-arts.net/
www.facebook.com/LanguageArts/info
www.twitter.com/LA_LanguageArts

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 24 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery 
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www/twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.nichecoffee.com/
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

Snakes and Lattes 
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj

www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!

- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com

Hurray for the Riff Raff – March Pick of the Month

by admin

As spring flowers start to bloom, it’s the time of the year where winter blues melt away! And with a new month, comes a new Pick of the Month presented by The Coffee Shop Project and MapleMusic Recordings! We are excited to share with you the new single from Hurray for the Riff Raff, “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)”, which will be available for download at your favourite local coffee shop!

Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, who embodies the sound of American Folk while taking in her New Orleans surroundings. With warm soothing strums and upbeat melodies, you can practically feel spring approaching through every note. Her new album Small Town Heroes is already being called one of the best albums of the year, so don’t miss out!

Putting you in the mood for long walks and the smell of spring, Hurray for the Riff Raff will be the soundtrack on our way to sunshine! Pick up a download card at a participating CSP location today!

www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com
www.twitter.com/HFTRR
www.facebook.com/hurrayfortheriffraff

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 24 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Cafe Pamenar
307 Augusta Ave
www.cafepamenar.ca
www.twitter.com/cafepamenar

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www/twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.nichecoffee.com/
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

Snakes and Lattes
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj
www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!
- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com

Mas Ysa – February Pick of the Month

by admin


Coffee Shop Project, presented by MapleMusic, is proud to welcome this month’s Pick of the Month, pop-auteur Mas Ysa. His emotionally charged debut single, “Why” will be available for your enjoyment all month long!

Mas Ysa, the project of NY-bound Thomas Arsenault, blends emotional balladry with a healthy dose of experimentation to create uniquely textured and cathartic compositions of love and loss. His EP Worth will drop on February 4th, 2014, which will make a pretty good gift for your significant other. And be sure to check him out at NXNE in June where he makes his Canadian live debut!

Keep cozy with CSP and Mas Ysa! Head over to any participating shop and grab yourself a cup of coffee and a download card today!

www.masysa.com
www.twitter.com/mas_ysa
www.facebook.com/MasYsa

Coffee Shop Project (CSP) aims to promote independent music with like-minded people in independent places. Launched in September 2011, CSP stands and download cards can now be found in 24 coffee shops across Toronto.

MapleMusic Recordings is a full service music company offering in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R, creative services, publishing and licensing to a roster that encompasses both emerging talent and established artists.

Participating Coffee Shops

7th Sister Bakery
53 Roncesvalles Ave
www.facebook.com/pages/Seventh-Sister-Bakery/
www.twitter.com/7thsisterbakery

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St. W
www.arepacafe.ca/
www.twitter.com/arepatoronto

The Black Canary Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St.
329 Yonge St
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Canary-Espresso-Bar/
www.twitter.com/BlackCanaryCafe

Cafe Pamenar
307 Augusta Ave
www.facebook.com/cafepamenar/
www.twitter.com/cafepamenar

Capital Espresso
1349 Queen St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/capital-espresso-toronto
www.twitter.com/capitalspro

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
125 John St.
215 Spadina Ave
682 Queen St E
684 Queen St W
www.darkhorseespresso.com/
www.twitter.com/darkhorsecafe

The Drake Cafe
1150 Queen St. W
www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/cafe/
www.twitter.com/thedrakehotel

El Cafecito
3 Westmoreland Ave
www.blogto.com/cafes/el-cafecito-toronto

I Deal Coffee
84 Nassau St
162 Ossington Ave
http://idealcoffee.ca
www/twitter.com/idealcoffee

Jimmy’s Coffee
107 Portland St
191 Baldwin St
www.jimmyscoffee.ca/
www.twitter.com/Jimmyscoffee

Lit Espresso Bar
221 Roncesvalles Ave
810 College St
www.litespressobar.com/
www.twitter.com/litespressobar

Niche Coffee and Tea Company
626 Queen St. W
www.twitter.com/nichecoffee

Saving Gigi
859 Bloor St. W
www.blogto.com/cafes/savinggigi

Snakes and Lattes
600 Bloor St West
www.snakesandlattes.com/
www.twitter.com/Snakesandlattes

Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W
www.tequilabookworm.com/
www.twitter.com/tequilabookworm

Ze Ze Food and Drink
1704 Queen St. W
www.facebook.com/zezefoodanddrink
www.twitter.com/zezefoodndrink

As the Coffee Shop Project continues to grow we’re hoping to pick up fresh ears all across the country! Share the #CoffeeShopProject link with your friends, and don’t forget to tweet @CoffeeShopProj your CSP experience!

LINKS
www.csp.audioblood.com
www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopProject
www.twitter.com/coffeeshopproj
www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thank you for reading and support your indie coffee shops!
- Team AB!

*All CSP branding by www.anthonymenecola.com