Hey, hope the fall is turning you on. We have some fun shows coming up with our pals, Culture Reject. Come on out if convenient / interested.
oct 3 elora, on @ elora legion branch 22*
dec 4 guelph, on @ ebar*
dec 5 toronto, on @ holy oak*
dec 6 ste catharines @ mahtay*
dec 12 ottawa @ pressed**
dec 13 montreal @ le cagibi***
* w/ culture reject
**w/ andy swan, culture reject
***w/ s.ayton, culture reject
I spent an evening at the fancy new aquarium in town with Toronto artist Dylin North. Thanks to Dylin and all the fishies.
Hey, friends. When recording our new album we got carried away and made it too long to fit onto one LP. Oops. Rather than cut 3 songs, we got bold and added 4 (including Jonathan Richman and Andy Swan covers) to make it one giant hi-fi (expensive) sucker. It was mastered for vinyl by John Golden and boy did that make a difference. Anyways, if you want one, you can order HERE and we’ll ship next week (or drop off on your doorstep if you live in Toronto’s west end).
Marc, Tavo, J.J., Marshall
We’re excited to announce a little summer road-trip action. Here are some recently announced dates:
July 24 Toronto, ON @ The Piston
Aug 21 Guelph, ON @ TBA
Aug 22 Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
Aug 24 Toronto, ON @ Menalon (Afternoon Show)
Aug 26 Ottawa, ON @ Raw Sugar Cafe
Aug 28 Sackville, NB @ Thunder and Lightning
Aug 29 Fredericton, NB @ TBA
Aug 30 Halifax, NS @ Company House
Aug 31 Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba’s
Things are still being tweaked so go to the tour section for updates.
Lastly, here’s a new song called Dogwalk. Hope you dig it.
marc, tavo, j.j. and marshall
Happy summer, everybody. Hope you’re all keeping sweaty and happy and jumping in bodies of water whenever possible.
Speaking of happiness and sweat, our new record almost exists. Yesterday, our friends at Exclaim! made the announcement while posting a new track, No Witness. So yes, WHAT MORE WHAT MORE comes out on August 19 via Ishmalia Records. More details to come.
Happy 2014, friends. We are 98% done the new record and can’t wait to share it with you.
In the meantime, we are pleased to share this gigantic surprise party celebrating our pal Andy Swan’s gem of a song catalogue. Initiated by his lovely partner, Kristy Nease, and 46 (!) songs deep, you can download the whole things for free HERE and listen to our contribution HERE.
Hope all of your summers are rad and that you are swimming and biking and eating and making out in all the right amounts. Following a strange tradition, we’ve been recording inside on lovely summer days but are almost finished tracking album #5. At the end of a long day at the The House of Miracles, we snuck in a couple of covers… the first being Jonathan Richman’s “That Summer Feeling”. A bonus was getting The Abramson Singers to email us some lovely BG vocs.
Listen to it HERE.
Here’s the new video for Waiting For Christine. Animated by Ryan MacKeen, Directed by Marc Morrissette, Ryan MacKeen, and Sylvie Smith. Design Concept by Serena Malyon. Thanks to everyone involved and to Van Gogh for the colours.
Summer’s been good so far. Hope yours has too. A beaver slapped it’s tail at me last weekend. We have a couple more videos ready for ya soonish… and 13 brand new tunes slowly getting worked on… And some possible Euro action this fall. And Breaking Bad starts up again soon. What’s Walt gonna do next?
Also, if you’re in a Spotify-friendly zone, I was asked recently to come up with a playlist of influences and HERE SHE IS.