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The biggest independent label in Canada just added another artist to its stable of stars. Toronto pop singer-songwriter Gentleman Reg will now join the ranks of Feist, Broken Social Scene, the Constantines, and Gonzales.

The record, entitled Jet Black, will be released on Arts and Crafts on October 14. It will be be Gentleman Reg's first album since his critically acclaimed last record Darby and Joan, released four years ago on the now defunct Three Gut Records.

"It's been a long time coming" says Gentleman Reg. "I searched for a new label for a long time, and I got turned down by a few. Amazingly, Arts and Crafts was my first choice from the very start".

Broken Social Scene singer and Arts and Crafts co-owner Kevin Drew has been a champion of the record for awhile and has recently been seen scouting for possible Jet Black cover art at local Toronto art shows.

Photo by Frits Berends

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Gentleman Reg Inks Deal with Arts and Crafts

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allofyourfriends
#1 posted by
allofyourfriends
on Jul 15, 2008
way to go, reg! we've been waiting...
Justin Beach
#2 posted by
Justin Beach
on Jul 15, 2008
Good for Reg! It's been a long time coming. (The album and his getting signed).
Colin Medley
#3 posted by
Colin Medley
on Jul 15, 2008
This is rad news. Arts & Crafts should be able to spread the good word of Gentleman Reg to a much larger audience!
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