Barrie Ont., based trio HarpAcash and the Morals have been touring with the Cowboy Junkies, The Strumbellas and Elliott Brood. The band are set to release their debut LP Lamps on Latent Recordings Sept 23 2016. They have released the video for the first lead single, “Modern Comfortable”.
Drummer Dan Trickett says of the Barson Aghasan directed video, "as our culture moves with increasing speed towards a technology driven existence, it's easy to forget the simple joys that can be found by connecting with people and the environment that surrounds us. Barsin has managed to capture that feeling, and highlights how fleeting those moments can be.” HarpAcash have also been delving into covering other folks’ work including their labelmates, the Cowboy Junkies iconic “Blue Moon Revisited.”
Jenny Berkel’s album Pale Moon Kid was recorded with Dan Romano. Berkel has released the video for “St. Denis” a song seeped in the workings of Kate Bush and Loreena McKennitt, She plays Toronto Oct. 2 2016 at The Drake with special guest Jim Bryson.
Lisa LeBlanc has released the single “Could You Wait until I’ve had my Coffee”, a breakup track in the manner of Luke Doucet’s “Broken Heart”. Its a hard look at heart break sure but also at the boringly routine way it can happen. Marvellously brave. Massey Hall presents LeBlanc at the Rivoli in Toronto Oct 14 2016.
The Montreal based New Brunswicker has been a feature act previously at the Live at Massey Hall video series.
Preoccupations are my fave band at the moment and the more I hear from the more I dig them. The Calgary post-everything band have released an 11 minute long track, “Memory”, featuring Dan Boekner of Operators. The band will release their debut S/T on Sept 16 2016. They play the Danforth Hall Oct 8.
Wintersleep are heading out on a massive tour across Europe, the U.K. and Canada. They play The Danforth Hall in TO Nov. 30. The Halifax based band have released a new live video for the track “Spirit” of their new album, The Great Detachment on Dine Alone Records.