Folly & the Hunter announced their new album Awake this month, and will support Québec trio Les Hay Babies at 7 shows across la belle province:
The bittersweet longing of lines like, “When I grow up I wanna be/ a picture of my mother holding on to me,” tucked against the winter-white landscape is a perfect juxtaposition, visually and emotionally, of working through the grief of losing a parent.
Jenn will appear this weekend at the JUNO Awards in Hamilton as part of the Songwriting Circle event.
We are so pleased to announce Awake, the brand new album from Montreal’s Folly & The Hunter to be released May 26th on Outside Music.
Awake was recorded at Toronto’s Revolution Studios in the summer, and was produced and mixed by Howie Beck (Hayden, Feist, Barenaked Ladies). Written primarily while touring across North America and Europe, Awake sees the band growing from their folk foundations into a polished pop aesthetic. Lead singer and lyricist Nick Vallee believes that recording outside of Montreal and working with Howie was a real motivating factor in the band’s new direction:
“Recording with Howie in Toronto helped us step out of our old modes, and into new ways of writing songs. We pushed beyond our comfort zone, and it brought a new energy to the music.”
Folly & the Hunter are excited to share the album trailer featuring new songs “Travelling” and the title track. ‘Like’ Folly & the Hunter on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter for tour dates, new music & videos.
The Weather Station, the musical project of Toronto artist Tamara Lindeman, has announced a new album, entitled Loyalty.
Her first release on the Outside Music label in Canada wrestles with knotty notions of faithfulness and faithlessness to our idealism, our constructs of character, our memories, and to our family, friends, and lovers representing a bold step forward into new sonic and psychological inscapes. It’s a natural progression for Lindeman’s acclaimed songwriting practice. Recorded at La Frette Studios just outside Paris in the winter of 2014, in close collaboration with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist), Loyalty crystallizes her lapidary songcraft into eleven emotionally charged vignettes and intimate portraits, redolent of fellow Canadians Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and David Wiffen, but utterly her own.
With breathless momentum, Lindeman sings of the way we live amid multiple truths, sometimes for better or for worse. On “Way It Is, Way It Could Be“, she depicts a mysterious moment when 2 brown dogs die underwheel and she reels back gut-sick before glancing a second time to see that they survived; the sin is redeemed.
The Weather Station will perform live shows in Ontario & Quebec, and supporting Great Lake Swimmers across western Canada starting May 2015. Full details below: