Jenn Grant’s Compostela released today

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Released today on Outside Music, Jenn Grant’s best collection of songs yet on her new album Compostela, available now in-stores and online!

Last week the full album streamed on CBC Music’s First Play, garnering accolades from fans and musicians across Canada, and a glowing 8-out-of-10 review from Exclaim! Magazine which stated that “Grant’s voice — which has always been lovely — has found new depth in these mellow, soulful songs.” In the last month, Jenn has been connecting with fans on social media with a series of individually-crafted videos for each of her new songs, connecting her story with her accomplished list of collaborators including Doug Paisley, Sarah Harmer, Buck 65, Ron Sexmsith, Kim Harris, Stewart Legere, and Outside Music label-mates Rose Cousins & Justin Rutledge.

Stream the single, “No One’s Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)”, and check out Jenn’s tour dates in Canada below:

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The Besnard Lakes Tour with Sam Roberts Band

Fall 2014

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Now confirmed, Montreal’s newly-formed The Besnard Lakes will support the Sam Roberts Band on Western Canadian and Southern Ontario dates and co-headline on select US dates this fall. The husband-and-wife duo of Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek will be joined by two new members; replacing outgoing member Richard White on guitar is Robbie MacArthur (The High Dials) and Sheenah Ko (Ron Sexsmith, Kevin Hearn, The High Dials) will dazzle on keyboards. Another new face, Bucky Wheaton, will be filling in for Kevin Laing on this tour as Lasek affectionately explains, “Kevvy wasn’t able to get the time off. We were lucky to find that good ol’ Bucky Wheaton was able to fill the big Bears’ paws.”

 Just back from a European tour that took this new incarnation from Zurich and Paris to Liverpool and Glasgow,  Lasek is beyond excited to hit the road with the Sam Roberts band, “We love those guys and knew right away we were gonna do it,” says Lasek,  “So in November, watch for us with the Sam Roberts Band in Canada and USA. We’re gonna get them WASTED. Xo”

See full tour dates & info below!

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Gold Lake Sign to Outside; New Album Years Nov. 4

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Pre-Order YEARS on iTunes Now!

We are so excited to announce the signing of Brooklyn-based Gold Lake to the Outside Music label and the release of their forthcoming debut album Years on November 4th, now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Years was recorded at La Cabaña studios in Madrid and produced by the band, engineered by Jose Nortes and mixed by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes,The Walkmen, Father John Misty). “Working on this album with two great people was very important to us. Jose engineered the album back in Madrid when we decided to head into the studio to lay down some of the ideas we’d been having for a while,” says Gold Lakes’ Carlos Del Amo, “and then Phil came in and made it all pretty. It was an incredible experience to watch him do his magic, his 3D signature mixing is pure perfection, plus he is the nicest guy out there.”

No strangers to the road, Gold Lake have just completed European support dates this summer with Midlake and the Lumineers, and will perform at POP Montréal on September 19 at O Patro Vys and in Toronto on September 23rd, for Indie88’s Dave Bookman Nu Music Nite at the Horseshoe Tavern. More dates to be announced soon. Follow Gold Lake on Twitter & ‘Like’ on Facebook.

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Jenn Grant’s Compostela on Outside Music October 21

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Now available for pre-order on iTunes

“Music is the connector that binds us all”, says Grant. “To be able to create music, and share the power it can hold is one of life’s greatest gifts.”

This is the very essence behind the voice and songs of Jenn Grant and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of her adventure

We are thrilled to announce that Juno award nominee and ECMA winner Jenn Grant has signed to Outside Music for her forthcoming album Compostela for release on October 21st, and full tour to support this gorgeous new offering from one of Canada’s most beloved and respected artists.

“I have admired Jenn’s music since her first album Orchestra for the Moon and have followed her career closely. I’m thrilled to have her as part of the Outside family alongside her good pals Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, and Jill Barber,” said Evan Newman, Director of Outside Music, Label, Management and Distribution.

Compostela translates to “Field of Stars” Or ‘Star Field’ – which comes from the legend that the dust of the pilgrims who walk the El Camino, make up the stars that form the Milky Way. There is an element of space on this new album. Teetering on psychedelic folk and into a balladry of melodic storytelling, you are welcomed into the heart’s cave. A subtle yet pulsing groove, alongside moments of Spanish-inspired guitar, reflect an important journey that began in 2012 in Barcelona.

Recorded by producer, musician, fellow ECMA winner and husband Daniel Ledwell in their studio built close to the home they share in Nova Scotia, Grant’s fifth full-length studio album features a cornucopia of instruments including flutes, harps, violins, congas, wurlitzer, piano and lap steel all that enhance the depth and subtleties of her effortless singing. A number of Canadian folk music stars join Jenn on album, including: Doug Paisley, Sarah Harmer, Buck 65, Ron Sexmsith, Rose Cousins, Don Kerr, Kim Harris, Stewart Legere, Justin Rutledge, Rachel Sermanni and Grant’s producer for her 2009 release Echoes Jonathan Goldsmith.

Jenn will tour this fall, bringing with her a talented band of players and label mate Matthew Barber co-headlining dates in November. Take a look at all dates below and stay tuned for future announcements.

Listen to the first single for Compostela, “No One’s Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)”

Track Listing:

1. Bombshell Feat: Doug Paisley
2. Trailer Park  Feat: Sarah Harmer
3. Spades Feat: Buck 65
4. Stranger In The Night Feat: Rachel Sermanni
5. Bring Me A Rose Feat: Justin Rutledge
6. Barcelona Feat: Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr
7. No One’s Gonna Love You [Quite Like I Do] Feat: Stewart Legere
8.  Canadian Maple Grove
9.  Wild Animal
10. Spanish Moon with an audience at The Black Sheep Inn
11. American Man  Feat: Kim Harris
12. Hummingbird Feat: Rose Cousins
13. Mauve

 COMPOSTELA TOUR DATES & TICKET LINKS

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