SAID THE WHALE will be touring Canada in the spring of 2016 in a reverse engineering exercise to road test new material for their next album. The Juno-award winning group have committed to a tour with a full set of songs that literally haven’t been written yet. Specifically selecting smaller, more intimate venues for the April and May dates, each night will be “an evening with” Said The Whale featuring a set of brand new material, followed by a set of Said The Whale classics. [Read more…]

Hidden Pony Records sign The Elwins

Re-release debut And I Thank You

New full length expected in 2015

Hidden Pony Records are pleased to announce the new signing of The Elwins to their roster. With a brand new full length album on the horizon for 2015, the label is ecstatic about the new partnership.

“Four of the nicest and talented humans decided to go for it, and we’re thrilled to ride shotgun. From the moment I first heard the new record, I knew I wanted The Elwins on Hidden Pony. This body of work is undeniable” said Parkside, President of Hidden Pony Records.
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Hidden Pony at NXNE!

We’re pumped to play a part in the awesome festival that is North by Northeast. NXNE is known for hosting emerging talent, “buzz bands,” and international acts in the heart of Toronto. Our own Jeremy Fisher and Said the Whale have been featured artists, and you bet the HP Club is back for more this year.

HBHP Poster Toronto

We’re celebrating our 5th birthday at the fest with our anniversary showcase#HBHP Toronto presented by Indie88. The afternoon at the Horseshoe Tavern features our latest signing, Royal Tusk, who just put out their upbeat debut EP Mountain. Rah Rah, Odds and The Danks are all aboard too. It’ll be an awesome day open to all NXNE delegates and music wristband holders. [Read more…]

HBHP NoiseTrade sampler

As part of our 5th Anniversary celebrations, Hidden Pony founder “Parkside” Mike Renaud has put together a free sampler featuring the first song that attracted us to each band on the label as well as that artist’s most “popular” or most recent song. Download the playlist below.

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Win a Royal Tusk Prize Pack – Mountain Out Now!


We’re excited to have Edmonton pop-rock outfit Royal Tusk join the Hidden Pony family for their upbeat debut EP, Mountain. You might even recognise frontman Daniel Carriere and bassist Sandy MacKinnon from the JUNO-nominated group Ten Second Epic. The veteran musicians are set to tour Mountain across the country from Toronto to Saskatoon this month. For fans, this is just one way to get to know Royal Tusk. Mountain is available now at royaltusk.com as well as in stores and online.


Recently, our friends over at Audio Blood trekked to High Park Dog Park with a couple of cameras to gauge some dog groupies’ reactions to Mountain. The dogs in attendance were taking in the morning sun when “Shadow of Love”, Royal Tusk’s debut single, started pumping.Between the track’s carefree take on lost love and the impeccable album artwork hanging from the trees, these dogs couldn’t get enough of it. Watch the video below to see what we mean. [Read more…]