Archive for the ‘news’ Category
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
You can now check out the interview and video performance that Margo, Jeff and I did for the BBC program "Another Country" while we were in Glasgow last month. It will only be available for your viewing pleasure for another seven days.
Friday, February 1st, 2013
In September we are teaming up again with our pals at Roots On The Rails (the same group who put together our train trip across Canada a few years ago). This time we are heading to Alaska, where we'll be journeying through the mind-bending beauty of Denali Park…and you can join us if you have the time, the inclination and the cash. It's not a cheap trip, but it sounds like it will be amazing. So if you are looking to spend some of your retirement savings, please visit the Roots On The Rails website and check out the details.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
We'll be in the UK this week playing in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Warwick. If you are in the neighborhood please drop by and say hello. Otherwise, please follow along on the tour diary which I'll be posting here as we move along. This time tomorrow I'll be sucking back a pint of John Smith's bitter…I can hardly wait.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
The new Lee Harvey Osmond album is now available through their website and in fine Canadian record stores everywhere. The album features a beautiful duet with Margo and guest appearances by many of Canada's best musicians, singers and songwriters. So far it has been garnering a lot of great press and attention. We think most of you will appreciate it's spooky vibe and contrarian nature….in other words it sounds real cool.Here is the new video for the song "Break Your Body" featuring a beautiful Judy Garland-ess vocal by one of Canada's treasures, Hawksley Workman, and featuring a debut acting performance by Kathleen Edwards. Take a listen (there is a free player below)…if you like it, buy it and/or share it with your friends….we need more people like you.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
We are very excited about an upcoming Latent Recordings release. Next Tuesday we will be releasing Lee Harvey Osmonds second album "The Folk Sinner". The album was produced and recorded by…me….so I may be biased, but it is a folkin' fine piece of work (get it?). It includes performances by many of Canada's musical luminati like Hawksley Workman, Oh Susanna, members of The Skydiggers and The Sadies and a beautiful duet with Margo. You can take a listen to the album for free at Exclaim.ca . And if you pre-order the album before next Tuesday you will get two free bonus tracks (including a very cool version of the Rolling Stones "Dear Doctor" featuring a duet with Mary Gauthier). So please support the burgeoning acid-folk movement and at the very least take a listen. Here is the first video from the album for the song Devil's Load. It is taken from the film "My Father And The Man In Black" which features some LHO music and a film score written and recorded by….me. Enjoy.
Friday, January 4th, 2013
Ivy Mairi's album "No Talker" was picked as one of the ten best local releases of 2012 by Toronto's NOW Magazine. "No Talker" was released by our Latent Recordings label and wass produced by….me. If you haven't had a chance to listen please lend her your ears (the free music player is below), we think you will be pleased. If you like what you hear you can buy "No Talker" and Ivy's first album "Well You" for the absurdley low price of $5.99. Here is what Now said about Ivy's album:
Island-raised, Parkdale-based singer/songwriter Ivy Mairi was struggling with polyps when she recorded her sophomore disc, and there’s a raspy crack to her voice that contributes to the album’s intimate, vulnerable vibe as Mairi sings soulfully about past relationships, a lost musical instrument and hopes for a loving future. It’s a grower of an album that gets better and better with repeat listens.
Monday, December 31st, 2012
Well, that apocalypse wasn't too bad. I hope that everyone survived their various celebrations and generally emerged with smiles. Here is a beautiful little vignette, created by our talented friend and comrade in arms, Jeff Bird. It was shot during our most recent visits to the Iberian Peninsula. A very gentle way to kick off the New Year. You can check out more of Jeff's work at jeffbird.com. Thanks Jeff.
Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
Here's wishing you all a happy and safe holiday. We have a lot planned for the New Year, including a long list of tour dates that we are still adding to. First up will be the release (January 15th) of our good friend Lee Harvey Osmond's new album "The Folk Sinner". You can pre-order the album now and get four songs immediately including a beautiful duet with Margo. We'll be back in touch in a couple of weeks…be safe, have fun, love the one your with.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Just letting you know that The Nomad Series book and vinyl box set are back in stock in our store. Sorry to those of you who were frustrated over the weekend trying to buy yourself a gift….For those of you who have bought the individual vinyl albums and would like a beautiful box to hold them in: you can buy just the box, which also has the Extras LP, live 12" EP and full booklet for just $30. Happy shopping.
Friday, November 30th, 2012
The final chapter of the Nomad Series is finally off the press and in our store. The Nomad Series book is pretty darn gorgeous, please check out all the specs and then treat yourself to a very nice Christmas/Holiday/end-of-the-world present. Also now available is the Nomad Series vinyl box set. Only 200 have been manufactured and it too is a beautiful looking and sounding piece of work…definitely worth looking in to for the vinyl hound on your list.