Under Cover – a new free download series

This month we are starting a new monthly feature called Under Cover. Every month we'll be offering free downloads of two cover songs: one recorded by Cowboy Junkies and another recorded by a Latent artist. We are running this feature off of the Latent Recordings Facebook page. All you need to do is go to the page, click the Under Cover link and follow the prompts. 

This month the two songs are Bruce Springsteen's Thunder Road (covered by Cowboy Junkies) and Tom Petty's Only A Broken Heart (covered by Ivy Mairi). They aren't often in the conversation when people talk of the roots of Americana music but Springsteen and Petty, by all rights, should be considered the godfathers of the movement. I would bet that every young (and not so young) so-called Americana band has a Springsteen or Petty song in their repetoire and more than a couple of their albums in their music collections. Springsteen has always been a touch stone for us (we covered State Troper on our first album). I still think that the opening couple of verses to Thunder Road are among the best in rock n roll.
 
Ivy says this about her Tom Petty cover…."Matt Bailey (who plays electric guitar on this recording) leant me a couple of Tom Petty albums a couple of years ago, one of which was Wildflowers. Definitely one of my favourite Petty albums. Only a Broken Heart seems to have been a bit overlooked over the years – a lot of people are surprised that it's by Tom Petty when they hear me play it. The lyrics are so sad, doubtful, and beautiful. Making music with Noah Reid (who sings on the track) is a real pleasure – his singing is so effortless and natural. "
 
If you like what you here from Ivy you should check out her website . She has two beautiful albums out on Latent and she has just self released her third album Nonbeliever which is now also available through her website.
 
Click here and follow the Under Cover prompts for the two songs…they are free…Bono says so….
 
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A long overdue check-in

Hey there,

It’s been a while since we at Latent posted on this blog, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been working hard on bringin’ you tunes, so we thought we’d check in and let you know what we’re working on.  In Cowboy Junkies news, Demons, Volume 2 is all ready to go………BUT, since the official release isn’t until the middle of February, it won’t be released through the website until January 15th (although Clubhouse subscribers can get in early, so look into that if you haven’t already).  Pre-orders will start soon, so keep checking the site.  In order to tide you over until all that happens, Renmin Park has just been released on vinyl and is available in the online store – come and get it!

Lee Harvey Osmond has been putting in some hours on the road, and they’re keeping it up for the next few weeks, so look for local tour dates, especially if you’re in BC.  Also, check out this article on the band in the Georgia Straight.

After hitting the Halifax Pop Explosion in October, Huron has also kept at it on the road – Ontario tour dates continue through December, so don’t miss them if they’re playing near you!

Finally, Christmas is coming and you all know what that means – the Skydiggers annual Christmas shows!  Be at the Horseshoe Tavern on December 17th or 18th (or both) if you want to have a rockin’ great time!

Don’t forget to check out the individual artist pages for more information on their goings-on.

Looking forward to seeing you either online or in person!
Love, Latent

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Latent Recordings: A Year In Review

We have had a wonderful year here at Latent Recordings. There have been releases from Margo Timmins, Lee Harvey Osmond, Skydiggers, Kith & Kin (Ivy Mairi et al), Barbara Lynch,  and our latest release and newest member of the Latent Recordings family, Huron. If you have missed the chance to take a listen to any of these albums or artists, well you are in luck! We have posted the latent listening widgets below for your aural pleasure.

So what else has happened this year? Well, we have launched our brand new website along with sites for all of our artist community (check out the new Cowboy Junkies site if you get a chance, there are tones of treasures there). Lee Harvey Osmond has been recognized by No Depression crowning the album A Quiet Evil #3 of 2009!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of all thinks Latent Recordings and Cowboy Junkies over the years. We hope to see you back here to enjoy all of the music to come in 2010, included a new studio release by the Cowboy Junkies.

Please feel free to hon our ever expanding mailing list so we can inform you of upcoming events and releases!

Have a wonderful Holiday season and happy New Year to you.

Best Regards,

Noel Webb

Oh …. here is some music for your aural pleasure.

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LeE HARVeY OsMOND: On TOUR, On CBC and on No Depression

Just in case you haven’t had the chance to take a listen to any of our other artist, we’d like to tell you about LeE HARVeY OsMOND! This project was born of Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings). The new album “A Quiet Evil” is a collaboration with some of our Latent Friends: Josh and Andy from the Skydiggers, Pete and Allan holding it down and a few duets with Margo … not to mention some swirling lead guitar and production wizardry by Mike Timmins. Lee will be on tour with the Cowboy Junkies this fall.

Check out was the lovely people at CBC have said about LeE HARVey OsMOND and if you feel like it take a listen to the music too!

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20090715osmnd

Also, see what Mr. Paul Cantin of No Depression has to say about Lee!

http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/review-lee-harvey-osmond-live

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Credit Card info

Some of you have no doubt noticed that the download section of the site is not retaining your CC info, which is forcing you to re-enter the info each time you purchase a download. The company responsible for this is aware of the situation and is working on correcting it. Sorry, about this, we know that it is a hassle and we appreciate your patience. We’ll hopefully have it fixed soon.

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