Earlier this year, Folly & The Hunter traveled across to the other side of the world for a European tour! Check out the new video for Mask which highlights some of their time spent in Europe!
Outside Music Label’s The Sadies has claimed a spot on the list with Internal Sounds which came out earlier in September. Laura Marling - Once I was An Eagle, Phosphorescent - Muchacho, and The Highest Order – If It’s Real all made it on the list as well! Click here to see what else made the cut!
Here is a new music video for Franz Ferdinand’s “Bullet,” a dynamic 360 degree performance film directed by long term collaborator Andy Knowles. “Bullet” was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.
“I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy.” – Andy Knowles
After making the musical come back of the year with their acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino), marking a triumphant return to the Billboard Charts and delivering another radio hit in the form of lead single “Right Action,” the much-loved Scottish four-piece will return to the US and Canada for more blistering live dates in April 2014. Franz Ferdinand will have a stop in Vancouver on April 25th at the Commodre Ballroom.
A big congratulations goes out to Outside Music’s own JUSTIN RUTLEDGE for receiving the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year for Valleyheart . The awards were presented this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta.
Justin Rutledge is currently on tour with Aidan Knight making their way across this fine country of ours. See both Justin Rutledge and Aidan Knight in Canmore at Communitea Café on Tuesday November 12th, Festival Hall in Calgary on Wednesday November 13th, Vancouver at The Rio Theatre on Friday November 15th, St. Ann’s Auditorium in Victoria on Saturday November 16th and at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current on Monday November 18th.
THE HIDDEN CAMERAS
Gay Goth Scene (7″ Vinyl / Download)
October 4th 2013
“Gay Goth Scene” is the first single from The Hidden Cameras’ new album AGE, which will be released in early 2014 on Outside Music (Canada). The song has been part of The Hidden Cameras’ live performances since 2002 (mostly at shows around Halloween). Dark crooning on epic string chords, “Gay Goth Scene” was recorded by Ohad Benchetrit (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think) and was finally completed with the otherworldly vocals of iconic Canadian singer Mary Margaret O’Hara.
“Gay Goth Scene” is an observational fiction of a likewise fictional family conflict:
We don’t want no gay goth scene in this house / We don’t want no gorgeous teen in your mouth
Joel Gibb sings the vibrato of the chastising parents’ perspective, while O’Hara’s free-improv descent into hell channels the wounded soul of the boy and also the mother and father’s exaggerated imagination of a non-existent scene.
Kai Stänicke’s award-winning short film for “Gay Goth Scene” reveals yet another level of interpretation, the Berlin-based director shifts the desperate situation of forbidden love into the classroom.
“Gay Goth Scene” – in both song and film – is a tragic love story foreshadowing the tone and theme of The Hidden Cameras’ upcoming album AGE.
For More Information: thehiddencameras.com
Gay Goth Scene (4:51)
Joel Gibb – Guitars, Moog, Drums
Mary Margaret O’Hara – Vocals
Jamie McCarthy – Violin
Lief Mosbaugh – Viola
Mike Olsen – Cello
Recorded by Ohad Benchetrit
Mixed by Howie Beck
Written, produced and sung by Joel Gibb
“Gay Goth Scene” at these film festivals (selection):
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2013
QFest Philadelphie 2013
Inside Out Film Festival 2013 Toronto
Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Queer Lisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer
TLVFest – The Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival
16th Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults (»Best Short Film About/For Youth«)
Director: Kai Stänicke
D.O.P.: Thomas Schneider
Get excited boys and girls, both Franz Ferdinand and The Arctic Monkeys are back this year with new records!
First up are Franz Ferdinand, their new record Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is out August 23rd on Domino Records. They’ll also be touring North America in the fall and will be in Montreal and Toronto.
10/23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
Here’s a preview of what to expect on the new record in video form:
Also! The Arctic Monkeys will be releasing their 5th album, AM on September 10th, 2013. They’ll also be touring North America come fall, but only have one Canadian date in Toronto on September 15th at The Kool Haus.
The Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Matt Helders took to the WNYC Soundcheck Studio last week to talk about the new record and played an (awesome) acoustic set of songs off their upcoming album AM. Check it out! http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/2013/aug/19/arctic-monkeys-in-studio/
The Sadies return with their new album Internal Sounds, available in stores and online September 17th on the Outside Music label.
FESTIVAL SHOWS THROUGHOUT SUMMER, NEW FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, STREAM THE LEAD TRACK “THE FIRST 5 MINUTES” HERE
Consisting of brothers Dallas and Travis Good, drummer Mike Belitsky and upright bassist Sean Dean, The Sadies’ inspired culmination of psychedelia, country and western and instrumental rock has made them the preeminent torchbearers of cosmic Canadiana music.
Internal Sounds was recorded in Toronto. Though Gary Louris was an integral part in making the album, it was produced by Dallas Good. ”There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn’t suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for twenty plus days. By the end, we’d spent every dime we had and used up every favour. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn’t want that this time” says Good.
This time, Peter J. Moore was enlisted to mix with The Sadies, a first for them. Internal Sounds also welcomes Canadian legend Buffy Sainte-Marie who contributes her haunting voice to the closing track “We Are Circling”.
The Sadies continue working to make a greater live show and better albums, integrity intact. Internal Sounds is The Sadies continuing to grow, and getting better with each step.
SUMMER TOUR DATES:
Thursday June 27 Sault Ste. Marie ON LopLops
Friday June 28 Thunder Bay ON Crock’s
Sunday June 30 Dauphin MB Country Fest
Friday July 5 Toronto ON TURF at Lee’s Palace
Saturday July 6 Sudbury ON Northern Lights Festival (with The Good Family)
Saturday July 6 Orillia ON Mariposa (with Randy Bachman)
Sunday July 7 Toronto ON TURF
Saturday 13 Thornbury ON Bridge’s Tavern
Friday July 19 Perth ON Stewart Park Festival (with The Good Family)
Saturday July 20 London ON Home County Festival
Saturday July 27 Guelph ON Hillside Festival
Sunday July 28 Guelph ON Hillside Festival
Friday August 9 Kitchener ON Kitchener Blues Festival (with Andre Williams)
Saturday August 10 Kitchener ON Kitchener Blues Festival
Saturday August 17 Port Dover ON Port Dover Roots Music Festival
FALL TOUR DATES on sale Friday June 21:
Tuesday October 15 Winnipeg MB West End Cultural Centre
Wednesday October 16 Saskatoon SK Broadway Theatre
Thursday October 17 Regina SK The Exchange
Friday October 18 Calgary AB Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Saturday October 19 St. Albert AB Arden Theatre
Monday October 21 Lethbridge AB Geomatic Attic
Tuesday October 22 Nelson BC The Hume Hotel – Spiritbar
Thursday October 24 Vancouver BC Rickshaw Theatre
Friday October 25 Victoria BC Upstairs Cabaret
The Sadies, Internal Sounds out September 17