Language Arts (CA)
Language Arts -the alias for classical-guitarist-turned art-pop writer, Kristen Cudmore. Starting in 2005, with members from her native Nova Scotia the group released:
Self-produced Indie-weirdo gem, “Where Were You in the Wild?” (2009); The cinematic “Wonderkind” (2014), produced by Grammy-nominated Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Sarah McLachlan, 54-40), on MapleMusic Recordings; Self-produced nautical-pop chart-topper “Able Island” (2015), also on MMR; and “Lemon//Lime” -coming in 2020, co-produced by multi-Grammy-winning, David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Tool, Rush) and Juno-winning, Joel Stouffer (Serena Ryder, Lowell, Dragonette).
LA toured Canada, US, Germany, Denmark, France and UK. Kristen was invited to go to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios to join a select group of songwriters for a symposium and was also the runner-up in the International Boss Loopstation Championships, but she couldn’t compete for first-place due to her touring schedule.
Language Arts has on Direct TV, TVO, Global TV, CBC Radio “The Next Chapter”, and CKWS TV with Bill Welychka.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Kristen began writing the upcoming album “Lemon//Lime” from her hospital bed. It is slated to be released in 2020 and chronicles the healing process of getting hit by a drunk driver. The lyrics are heavy and honest and the music a New Wave x Vapour Wave, dark dance. Before it’s been released, it’s already getting some welcomed attention from CBC, Indie88, The Heat & The Edge and playlisters!
“She is a warrior and most of us are not.” – CBC
“Last night, I couldn’t help but fall in love with them!” -Much Music
“Will most definitely be stuck in your head.” -Vice/Noisey