Directed by Emily Kai Bock
I’ve got a new video for you for “Possession”, one of my recent summer singles. Director Tim Kelly has painted a stirring portrait of a young and real Montreal family on the verge of a new life, lovingly framed in an austere panorama of the city itself. In my opinion he’s nailed the song, its feel and intention perfectly.
Greg and I will be performing in New York City this week for the CMJ festival, followed by a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Pop Explosion. Details below.
Our European friends can look forward to a visit in December with dates in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland and France.
All upcoming tour dates:
10/20 – Brooklyn NY @ Public Assembly (3PM) &
10/21 – New York NY @ Arlene’s Grocery (11:30PM) & %
10/22 – Halifax NS @ Olympic Community Hall #
12/05 - Berlin DE @ HBC
12/06 – Hamburg DE @ Astra Stube
12/07 – Utrecht NL @ Ekko
12/08 – Paris FR @ L’Espace B
12/11 – London UK @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
12/14 – Glasgow UK @ Captains Rest
12/16 – Dublin IE @ Crawdaddy ^
12/17 – Galway IE @ Rosin Dubh
& w/ PAT JORDACHE, TONSTARTSSBANDHT
% w/ THE BARR BROTHERS, HOLLERADO
# w/ CHAD VAN GAALEN, SUUNS
Hope to see you at the shows,
It’s an exciting day for us. Was I the Wave? is being released today in the UK and Europe by Republic of Music. To celebrate, we’re sharing a new video with you, with footage by Debbie So culled from our recent tours across North America. The summer spirit is alive in this one. It’s for the song “Miscalculations” and though it isn’t much of a “music video” in the traditional sense, I think it’ll make you smile.
Our European tour gets started today (see the shows page for all the upcoming dates). I hope I might see / meet some of you there.
I’m pleased to be able to offer two more tracks here before the summer is out. “Seabird” and “Tropic of Canada” were written concurrent with Was I The Wave?, towards the end of 2010. To those who attended any of the Miracle Fortress performances around that time, you might remember my performing these songs by making use of a looping pedal to build up the vocal harmonies heard in these arrangements. I’m very glad these recordings are available to you now, and hope you’ll continue listening as more material comes to light. I’ll be touring the UK and parts of the continent this September supporting Was I the Wave? which comes out September 5th on Republic of Music (see the shows section for more details).
You may have heard that PIAS has lost its Enfield warehouse in a fire. This was the company that Rough Trade worked with to distribute my first record, Five Roses, in Europe. Many copies of that record have been destroyed, along with countless more from several labels. My thoughts are with the many more labels and artists affected, and those affected by the violence there…