Hello again! 

Hey friends and music lovers.  It's been a while!  Since I last wrote, we had one of my favourite tours to date in China to release our new album, The Passage, and I've been taking some time to stockpile a bunch of new ideas for the next phase of my writing, and spending lots of time on other groups I play with that I love.  

Anyhow, there's lots to tell you, (and I do plan on filling you in with tales, photos and videos from China), but let's start by properly sharing our latest music video for "Twice", which was released while we were in China, and made it's rounds through facebook, but never really got the love it deserves yet on YouTube and around the web.  "Deserves?" you might ask?  Well, this video is an awesome piece of art brought to life by Kajart  - entirely made from paper cut-outs in a stop-motion animation style and time consuming labour of love!  (Stop-motion for those unfamiliar is when you use still photographs to capture miniscule movements in a scene, so that when the photos are shown in sequence that the objects in the scene appear to be moving - in this case, 24 photos per second!)  The song in the video is my koto rendition of a Little Dragon tune, which has it's own beautiful shadow puppetry music vid, and I had the idea that in the same way that I covered their song with different instrumentation/style, that we could also do a "cover" version of their music video in a different medium.  (Read Chart Attack's coverage of our music video release HERE)

SO, with no further ado, please share, comment and "like" if you feel it. Love yous and promise to be in touch a little more coming up.. xo
 

First Album Review! 

IT'S FINALLY TIME, GUYS - I get to release my third music baby into the world! (Sorry for shouting, I'm just so excited!) The Passage officially comes out on October 25th, but the tour starts tomorrow, and Liam, Tony & I are beyond stoked to get back to Peterborough, OttawaCornwallMontreal and Kingston (and the big finale in Toronto with expanded band and videography by Southern Souls!).  Full tour dates under the 'Live' tab up above!

The first album review is in from Canada's Japanese English language monthly, Nikkei Voice, and its's an awesome one! Lookie:

To all who have pre-ordered - you're amazing! We've never had so many pre-orders before an album, and it feels amazing. :) We're doing a special deal for physical pre-orders under the 'Store' tab - $16 for the physical CD (with lyric poster + custom art/design), digital download, a band button of your choice and a signed postcard! 

Ok, friendos? And if you're not in our touring zones, but know folks who are, feel free to share news of our passing through with them - a little word of mouth goes a long way. :) xo

Like weird pics like this?  I do some funny artful stuff on instagram (not to mention behind the scenes tour pics and vids!)

CD Release Press Rolling In.. 

I can't believe it's under 2 weeks until our first CD Release tour date in Canada! I have a very hard time measuring time in general, and all of sudden all of the fun is right around the corner. :)

The press is trickling in for the new album and I am really grateful to be this month's feature story in Canada's national Japanese publication, The Nikkei Voice!

I heard that CBC Radio 1 debuted "Easier Said Than Done" on Here and Now last week, and also showing us the love is Confront Magazine who wrote a nice little piece on our latest music video for "Passage" that just came. Check it out here, if you're so inclined:
There will be lots more coming, but thought I'd just show you those for now.  So we'll be all over Ontario and in Montreal starting in two weeks, and then to China!   xoxo

The Passage CD Release Tour

Wed, Oct 19 @ The Sapphire Room, Peterborough, ON 

Thu, Oct 20 @ Rainbow Bistro, Ottawa, ON w/Riishi Von Rex. Tix: http://jsfewcdreleaseottawa.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Fri, Oct 21 @ Schnitzels, Cornwall, ON 

Sat, Oct 22 @ Resonance Café, Montreal, QC w/Corinna Rose. Tix: http://jsfewcdreleasemontreal.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Sun, Oct 23 @ Musiikki Café,Kingston, ON 

Thu, Oct 27 @ Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, Toronto, ON w/KC Roberts. Tix: http://jsfewcdrelease.brownpapertickets.com/ ($10 adv/$15 door) [Toronto show facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1163123043762726 ]

New Music Video Out Today! 

Everything's rolling very fast towards our big album launch next month, and it's so gosh-darned exciting! I wanted you to see it first here - it's our brand new music video for another song off the new album, The Passage for the title song and album's final track, "Passage".  This vid was shot at a cottage on two phones last summer, then we did an actual camera session last month for some more footage.  The inspiring folks at Kajart are responsible for the video editing, and I just thought they made it such a perfect match for the song.  Let us know what you think, and feel free to pass it around! xo



The Passage CD Release Tour Dates - ON/QC
 

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