Happy Canada (Release) Day!

Jason Collett - Here's to Being Here Basia Bulat - Oh, My Darling
Tuesday saw the release of new records from two independent Canadian solo artists. Here’s To Being Here the new album by Broken Social Scene member, Jason Collett, was released today on Arts and Crafts. Also, Canadian chanteuse Basia Bulat‘s debut record, Oh, My Darling finally got its official US release today on Rough Trade. Basia, as you may recall will next be in town on leap day (Feb 29) opening up for St. Vincent and Foreign Born at the Bowery Ballroom. Jason Collett just announced a bunch of new US tour dates today, including two shows at the Mercury Lounge and one at the Luna Lounge. All Jason Collett tour dates after the jump.

Jason Collett 2008 Tour Dates
February 27th, 2008 Hamilton, ON Casbah
February 28th, 2008 Waterloo, ON The Starlight Room
February 29th, 2008 Peterborough, ON Montreal House
March 1st, 2008 Kingston, ON The Grad Club
March 6th, 2008 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
March 8th, 2008 London, ON Call The Office
March 17th, 2008 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
March 18th, 2008 San Francisco, CA The Independent
March 20th, 2008 Portland, OR Fez Ballroom
March 21st, 2008 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
March 22nd, 2008 Vancouver, BC Plaza Club
March 24th, 2008 Calgary, AB Broken City
March 25th, 2008 Edmonton, AB Starlight Room
March 26th, 2008 Saskatoon, SK Amigo’s
March 27th, 2008 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre
March 28th, 2008 St Paul, MN The Turf Club
March 29th, 2008 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
March 30th, 2008 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
April 1st, 2008 Pontiac, MI Pike Room @ The Crofoot
April 9th, 2008 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
April 10th, 2008 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge

April 11th, 2008 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
April 12th, 2008 Carrboro, NC Carrboro Arts Center
April 15th, 2008 Philadelphia, PA The World Cafe
April 16th, 2008 Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge
April 17th, 2008 Allston, MA Great Scott
April 18th, 2008 Montreal, PQ Le Petit Campus
April 19th, 2008 Ottawa, ON Zaphod Beeblebrox