Folly & the Hunter Share New Song “Awake” +
iTunes pre-order of full album Awake

Folly & the Hunter share “Awake”, the first single from their upcoming full-length album Awake. Lead singer and songwriter Nick Vallee says of the song:

“Awake” was written when I had writer’s block. The song is about creating something out of nothing and forcing yourself to wake up to find spontaneity & passion in your life. 

“Awake” is available to download now with iTunes pre-order of the full album, set for release May 26. Folly & the Hunter are just announced to perform at the Sandbanks New Waves Festival in Ontario this summer.

The FADER: The Weather Station’s Loyalty is
“The Best Folk Album Of The Year”

ShyWomen

The FADER website premieres The Weather Station’s new song “Shy Women”, calling it a perfect example of Tamara Lindeman’s “attentiveness to minute, universalizing details.”

“It started the same as most my songs do—a small, commonplace moment that I couldn’t get out of my head,” Lindeman told The FADER. “There was something about it, so ordinary that it begged to be described, and describing it felt powerful somehow—simply to say that it was important, this commonplace thing—worth singing about. And as I did, the moment revealed itself as a kind of elevator shaft, going pretty much straight down, through all the ‘shyness’ of myself and many of the women I grew up with, and all the moments when we had kept silence, and how that silence has underpinned so much that is deeply wrong.”

Loyalty is the new album from The Weather Station, out May 12 and available for pre-order on iTunes now.

The Weather Station is performing across Canada, and with the Great Lake Swimmers and recently announced to join Oregon’s Pickathon festival

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Matthew Barber Revisits Classic “Last Song”
for Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates the induction of 1972 Edward Bear classic “Last Song” written by Canadian Larry Evoy with Matthew Barber’s special live rendition of the song. Read the full story from CSHF here.

Matthew Barber performs in Ottawa on May 2, 2015 with Jadea Kelley as part of National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene and Toronto’s Great Hall presented by Massey Hall on May 21, 2015 with Tim Chaisson.

Watch Jenn Grant’s Video for “Bring Me a Rose”
ft. Justin Rutledge

Jenn Grant shares the new video for “Bring Me a Rose” from her JUNO-nominated album Compostela, featuring Jenn & the song’s collaborator Justin Rutledge meeting on a frozen lake in Nova Scotia. CBC Music premiered the video saying:

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.