Woodpigeon has toured Europe so extensively over the past couple of years that the band hasn’t played more than a handful of shows at home in Canada. And so we‘re very, very pleased to announce Canadian tour dates including record release celebrations in Vancouver and Calgary in support Die Stadt Muzikanten, out January 12 in Canada. In addition, Die Stadt Muzikanten will include a bonus album recorded with Howard Bilerman, Steve Albini and Husky Hoskulds; 12 new songs entitled BALLADEER /…Read More »
Shining a modern light on the roots of North American popular music, Patrick Brealey blends elements of folk, country, cabaret and blues to deliver lyrically driven songs with a uniquely powerful voice. And on July 14th, in collaboration with Boompa Records, his release of Mercury in Songbirds provides the perfect pairing to this matchless mix. Boompa and Patrick Brealey make for a perfect pairing too. He’s a part of the family, having first met Boompa’s Rob Calder in grade school, and having…Read More »
After what seems like years (because it has been years), Reverie Sound Revue’s self-titled full-length debut is at long last in stores both online and off. If you haven’t already gotten yourself the album you should proceed with great haste in doing so. We know you’ll love it, even if you’re musical genre of choice is Norwegian death metal because what it lacks in pestilence, carnage and eternal blackness it makes up for in too many other areas to list here. While…Read More »
When we found out that Woodpigeon’s Treasury Library Canada had been long listed for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize we all shouted a collective expletive of joy [censored:ED]. We decided to ask Woodpigeon’s Mark Hamilton for his more eloquent thoughts on this incredible honour that we are all so expletive-y about.
“Seriously, if youâ€™d ever told me that weâ€™d someday find ourselves on a list of names alongside Leonard Cohen vying for the same prize title, Iâ€™d have laughed in your face. Really close and spitty-like.…Read More »
It seems like Woodpigeon only just got home from their last European tour, but Mark Hamilton will be heading back over from May 9-23 for solo dates, including his first tour of Ireland all backed by a band including not one, but two ukuleles. He’s sandwiched the tour between visits to Bulgaria and Sweden, further ensuring his status as the envy of college backpackers the world over.
There will be a few Canadian dates in June and July, including NXNE and…Read More »
Lots has been going on since the January release of Songs About Dancing and Drugs. Circlesquare filmed an amazing video for “Dancers” which is now up on iTunes. And the band has been selling out shows across Europe, from Prague to Stockholm and Barcelona. There are a couple of US shows coming up next month followed by a tour with the Junior Boys that will take them to even more European cities you dream of visiting. Check out the Shows section…Read More »
Calgary-based recording artists, Woodpigeon return with their sophomore full-length release, Treasury Library Canada, on Boompa Records. Originally a limited release available only online and off-stage, Treasury Library Canada garnered critical acclaim, earning spots on year-end top 10 lists, and ones to watch in ‘09 lists alike. On February 3 Treasury Library Canada will be given a much-deserved official release, repackaged with a new 10-song bonus CD, Houndstooth Europa.Read More »
Small Sins are right in the middle of the great slog across Canada.Â I have never done the drive myself, but it’s on the to-do list. Tour dates and details after the jump!Read More »
This is just a quick note to let you all know that the Hylozoists will be heading to Chicago to take part in Tomorrow Never Knows 2008. The week-long event hosted at Schubas features a long list of amazing artists including our friend and countryman Cadence Weapon. The Hylozoists will be taking part in the Thursday, January 17th show along with Bobby Conn, NOMO and Baby Teeth. TNK is 18+ and you can get tickets here.Read More »
Leeroy Stagger is bringing Depression River to Europe next week as he sets out on the Don’t Feed The Bear Tour. His fifth UK tour in 3 years will bring the Canadian songwriter across the pond for a month of dates in support of his latest record starting in Aberdeen, Scotland on November 4th.
Leeroy will be on the road with his Glaswegian pal Roddy Hart, heading to some remote and not so remote parts of Scotland supported in part by Tune Up.…Read More »