Record shopping in Montréal

FACT TV’s US team took the short drive up to Canada this summer, and decided to nose around Montréal’s generous selection of record stores.

Of course, to go on any good shopping trip away from home you need a guide, and we were ushered around the city by musician and label boss Jean-Sébastien Truchy. Some of you might remember JS from his pioneering work with Fly Pan Am on Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Constellation imprint, and since that influential run of records, he’s been busy recording solo material and running the stunning tape label Los Discos Enfantasmes.

JS took us to three different stores – Cheap Thrills, Aux 33 Tours and Phonopolis – and had us rifling through the used bins looking for copies of a very particular record, the inspiration for the unmistakable Futurama theme tune. We didn’t do too badly, even managing to track down a rare LP from Keith Fullerton Whitman’s early noise rock band El Ron.