Three Gut Records

Last updated
Three Gut Records
Founded1999
FounderLisa Moran, Tyler Clarke Burke
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Outside Music
Genre Indie rock
Country of origin Canada
Location Guelph, Ontario

Three Gut Records was a Guelph, Ontario, Canada based independent record label. It was founded in 1999 by Lisa Moran and Tyler Clark Burke as a vehicle for releasing albums by their friends; it became an influential player in Canadian music with the breakout success of the Constantines' self-titled 2001 release on the label. [1] Three Gut releases were distributed by Outside Music. [2]

Contents

Other artists who released music on Three Gut include Royal City, Cuff the Duke, Jim Guthrie, Sea Snakes and Gentleman Reg. [3] The label's name came from their first release, Guthrie's A Thousand Songs, which included a song called "The Fantabulous World of Jimmy 3-Guts", a title derived from reversing the syllables in Guthrie's surname.

Three Gut was also the Canadian label for two albums by the American band Oneida, the only non-Canadian act to have released material on Three Gut.

In 2005, it was announced that Three Gut Records would no longer release new albums.

Life after Three Gut

The closing of Three Gut Records meant all their artists would need to find a new home. Cuff the Duke were the first band to switch to a new label, when they became the first band to sign to Hayden's Hardwood Records. Constantines released a limited-edition vinyl split of Neil Young covers with The Unintended on Toronto's Blue Fog Recordings in early 2006. They signed to Arts & Crafts in 2008 to release Kensington Heights . Another Three Gut alumnus, Gentleman Reg, also signed with Arts & Crafts in July 2008. Jim Guthrie's new band, Human Highway, released their debut album on Montreal's Secret City Records in August 2008, while his follow-up to Now, More Than Ever, called Takes Time, came out in 2013 on Static Clang. Sea Snakes and Royal City have since disbanded, while Oneida continues to work with Jagjaguwar.

Discography

  1. Jim Guthrie A Thousand Songs (2000)
  2. Royal City At Rush Hour the Cars (2000)
  3. Gentleman Reg The Theoretical Girl (2000)
  4. Constantines Constantines (2001)
  5. Royal City Alone at the Microphone (2001)
  6. Gentleman Reg Make Me Pretty (2002)
  7. Cuff the Duke Life Stories for Minimum Wage (2002)
  8. Jim Guthrie Morning Noon Night (2002)
  9. Constantines Shine a Light (2003)
  10. Jim Guthrie Now, More Than Ever (2003)
  11. Oneida Secret Wars (2004)
  12. Royal City Little Heart's Ease (2004)
  13. Sea SnakesClear as Day, the Darkest Tools (2004)
  14. Gentleman Reg Darby & Joan (2004)
  15. Oneida The Wedding (2005)
  16. Constantines Tournament of Hearts (2005)

Related Research Articles

Constantines band

Constantines is an indie rock band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Blue Rodeo Canadian band

Blue Rodeo is a Canadian country rock band formed in 1984 in Toronto, Ontario. They have released 15 full-length studio albums, four live recordings, one greatest hits album, and two video/DVDs, along with multiple solo albums, side projects, and collaborations.

Royal City was a Canadian indie rock band from Guelph.

Hayden (musician) Canadian musician

Paul Hayden Desser who records as Hayden, is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Thornhill, Ontario.

Gentleman Reg Canadian musician

Reg Vermue is a Canadian indie rock singer from Guelph, Ontario. Born in Trenton, Ontario, he records as Gentleman Reg. His musical style has been compared to Elliott Smith, Aimee Mann, The Smiths and Cat Power. He had a cameo role in the 2006 film Shortbus.

Jim Guthrie (singer-songwriter) Canadian singer-songwriter

Jim Guthrie is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He has recorded both as a solo artist and as a member of the bands Islands, Royal City and Human Highway. He has also composed music for TV ads and video games, and has scored multiple films including Indie Game: The Movie, A Short History of the Highrise, and The Bodybuilder and I.

Arts & Crafts Productions record label

Arts & Crafts Productions is a music-focused media and artist services company that offers information as an independent record label, management firm, merchandiser, and publisher worldwide. It has earned 21 Juno Awards. Arts & Crafts has been called one of Canada's most important record labels.

Cuff the Duke Alt-country band

Cuff the Duke is a Canadian alt-country band from Oshawa, Ontario. They play a blend of traditional country and folk music with indie rock influences.

Islands (band) indie rock band

Islands is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The group was founded in 2005 by Nicholas Thorburn and Jamie Thompson, shortly after the breakup of The Unicorns, of which both were members. The band has been inactive since 2016, with their final line-up consisting of Thorburn, Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon, and Adam Halferty.

Oneida (band) musical ensemble

Oneida is an American experimental rock band from Brooklyn, New York, United States. Their influences include psychedelic rock, krautrock, electronic, noise rock, and minimalism, but the overall structure and intent of their music is not taken directly from any of these styles. Common elements found in their music include improvisation, repetition, driving rhythms, antique and analog equipment, and an overall eclecticism.

I Am Robot and Proud Canadian musician

Shaw-Han Liem, better known by the alias I am Robot and Proud, is a Canadian indie electronic musician and video game designer from Toronto, Ontario. He has released albums under the labels Catmobile, Darla and & Records. He co-created the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita game Sound Shapes.

Sea Snakes were a Canadian indie rock band, based in Toronto, Ontario. Band members are vocalist and guitarist Jimmy McIntyre, guitarist Kristian Galberg, bassist and saxophonist Jeremy Strachan, keyboardist Shaw-Han Liem and drummer Nathan Lawr.

<i>Constantines</i> (album) 2001 studio album by Constantines

Constantines is the eponymous debut album by the Constantines. It was released June 5, 2001 on the Canadian record label Three Gut Records. In following years, the band's popularity grew due to their critically acclaimed album Shine a Light, and Constantines was subsequently re-released internationally in 2004 on Sub Pop.

The Hylozoists are a Canadian instrumental rock supergroup formed in 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The band's name is derived from hylozoism and was started as a side project of record producer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Aucoin.

The Ford Plant

The Ford Plant was a not-for-profit music venue founded in 2002, which has expanded at various times into projects such as an art gallery (the One King Gallery, studio, music store and record label. Located in downtown Brantford, Ontario, Canada, its small spaces and unique atmosphere create one of Canada's most intriguing rock venues, as well as one of the more lively. The Ford Plant holds only about one hundred people, with the party-like environment often spilling out into the streets.

<i>The Secret Sessions</i> 2007 compilation album by Various artists

The Secret Sessions is a tribute album to Canadian indie rock band Rheostatics, released March 16, 2007 through the web label Zunior. The album was released to coincide with the band's farewell show scheduled for March 30, and features Canadian indie rock artists performing Rheostatics songs.

Nathan Lawr Canadian musician

Nathan Lawr is a Canadian singer-songwriter, currently fronting the band Minotaurs.

Michael Peter Olsen Canadian musician

Michael Peter Olsen is a Grammy nominated Canadian multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, composer and arranger currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

James McKenty is a Canadian musician and recording engineer. His band The Spades, . in which he played guitar, were a roots rock band that released four records produced by Gord Sinclair, Burning on fumes in 2004, Let it Grow in 2008, Subatomic in 2010 and Live from the Narrows in 2012

Tyler Clark Burke is a Canadian artist, illustrator, designer, and writer based in Toronto, Ontario. She is the co-founder of Canadian independent record label Three Gut Records. She has written and illustrated two children's books.

References

See also