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NO COUNTRY FOR FOLK BANDS: THE DEEP DARK WOODS OPEN FIRE IN A NEW VIDEO FOR “18th OF DECEMBER.”

“18th of December” is a song about the high price to pay for following one’s heart, and accepting the consequences of one’s choices. The song taps in to the archetypical restlessness associated with the rambling, roaming life of a musician.

On its surface, the video is a Bonnie & Clyde type bender through the small-towns of Western Canada, shot mainly in a town of 250 people, Mortlach, SK. The Deep Dark Woods are seen playing against type – the usually unassuming musicians transform into a wild, gun-slinging band of outlaws, hunting down two young lovebirds on a crime spree.

More than this, the video suggests that life for a touring musician can turn you into something of a runaway, stealing moments of peace and beauty in the midst of relentless pressures, schedules and dreams.

Watch The Strumbellas’ dizzying new video for End Of An Era!

85,000 views and counting!

THE PHD STUDENT VS. THE ARTIST:THE STRUMBELLAS REVEAL THE STORY (AND BAND CONTROVERSY) BEHIND “END OF AN ERA” IN NEW EPK.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA……LOVE AT THE END OF AN ERA. The Strumbellas reveal their unique personalities in their brand new EPK, sharing stories about songwriting, the new album, their dynamic friendships and some key pronunciation debates. The EPK features End of an Era, a new track from their forthcoming sophomore release, We Still Move On Dance Floors, out in Canada on October 22nd on yours truly, Six Shooter Records. See the new EPK here:

NEW VIDEOS FROM JUBILEE, THE DEEP DARK WOODS’ BRAND NEW ALBUM

See The Deep Dark Woods perform exclusively for CBC Music HERE.

Southern Souls took the band to an antique store in Toronto’s west end to record an acoustic performance of “Red, Red Rose,” amidst the collectibles. As described by Paste Magazine, the tune “sounds like a forgotten song by The Band that is grounded by a wonky, off-kilter rhythm section that recalls Levon Helm and Rick Danko at their carefree best.” See “Red, Red Rose” below:

THE DEEP DARK WOODS GET READY TO CELEBRATE JUBILEE: ALBUM RELEASE TOUR + DEEP DARK SECRETS VIDEO TRIVIA RELEASED TODAY.

The Deep Dark Woods’ moniker tells you exactly what you need to know about their musical identity. Mysterious, rustic, gothic and meditative, The Deep Dark Woods make music that stirs an elemental, perhaps even subconscious sense of cabin fever in us all. The Deep Dark Woods write songs that ramble, jangle and roll through folk, roots and rock traditions with self-assured ease, like a train that travels through the night with its own rugged precision.

The Deep Dark Woods’ follow-up to The Place I Left Behind is an adventurous, fluid record that showcases the band’s strongest songwriting to date and celebration of the band’s sense of community and friendship. Jubilee straddles the opposing forces of nostalgia and evolution in its fusion of traditional foundations with neo-psychedelic flourishes.

Exclaim notes the new elements that shape Jubilee, such as the “swaths of fuzz” and “nocturnal atmospheres,” which bring more electric dimensions to the band’s signature folk-rock sound.

THE DEEP DARK SECRETS VIDEO TRIVIA.

How well do you know The Deep Dark Woods? A new video trivia game reveals personal idiosyncrasies about each band member, from lead singer Ryan Boldt’s most prized piece of Oilers memorabilia to Chris Mason’s bold crokinole challenge to fans. The only question that remains unanswered is: What became of the matching vintage brown suits?

Take the “Deep Dark Secrets” quiz here :

Jubilee will be released on October 1, 2013 by Six Shooter Records (Canada),
and on September 30, 2013 on Sugar Hill Records (US, Europe and beyond).

www.thedeepdarkwoods.com

TOUR DATES:
HOLLYWOOD, CA: Hotel Cafe, October 3
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, October 6
SEATTLE, WA: Sunset Tavern, October 9
BELLINGHAM, WA: The Green Frog, October 10
VANCOUVER, BC: The Venue, October 11
VICTORIA, BC: Upstairs Cabaret, October 13
LETHBRIDGE, AB: Geomatic Attic, October 30
CALGARY, AB: The Republik, October 31
EDMONTON, AB: Avenue Theatre, November 1
SASKATOON, SK: Louis Pub, November 2
REGINA, SK: The Exchange, November 5
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre, November 7
MADISON, WI: The Frequency, November 8
EVANSTON, IL: SPACE, November 12
TORONTO, ON: The Great Hall, November 14
BURNSTOWN, ON: Neat Coffee Shop, November 15
OTTAWA, ON: Ritual, November 16
HAMDEN, CT: The Outerspace, November 18
NORTHAMPTON, MA: Iron Horse Music Hall, Nov 19
NEW YORK, NY: Mercury Lounge, November 20
PHILADELPHIA, PA: World Cafe, Upstairs Live, November 21
VIENNA, VA: Jammin’ Java, November 22
KNOXVILLE, TN: Barley’s Taproom, December 3
NASHVILLE, TN: Loveless Cafe Barn, December 4
ATLANTA, GA: The Earl Restaurant + Lounge, December 5
ASHEVILLE, NC: ISIS Restaurant + Music Hall, December 6
COLUMBUS, GA: The Loft, December 7
HOUSTON, TX: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, December 10
AUSTIN, TX: Stubb’s BBQ, December 11
DENVER, CO: Hi-Dive, December 14
BILLINGS, MT: The Railyard, Dec 16

SIX SHOOTER SIGNS THE STRUMBELLAS: WE STILL MOVE ON DANCE FLOORS OUT OCTOBER 22, 2013.

Six Shooter Records welcomes The Strumbellas to the label for their follow-up to the Juno-nominated debut album, My Father and the Hunter.

Their new record, We Still Move On Dance Floors, will be released on October 22, 2013.

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If you haven’t heard the first single, “In The Life” yet on CBC Radio 2, check out the video now!

TOUR DATES:

LINDSAY, ON: Lindsay Rugby Club, September 14
TORONTO, ON: Queen’s Park Circle, Word on the Street, September 22
WAKEFIELD, QC: The Blacksheep Inn, October 4
BANFF, AB: Wild Bills, November 2
CHICAGO, IL: Space, November 22
TORONTO, ON: The Horseshoe, November 30

www.thestrumbellas.ca

SIX SHOOTER RECORDS WELCOMES JOE NOLAN: NEW ALBUM, TORNADO, TOUCHES DOWN IN JANUARY, 2014.

Six Shooter Records loves songwriters. The label is the proud home to artists who brave the darkness alone, who offer haunting artifacts of their solitary takes on life’s big ideas and minute details. Alberta singer-songwriter Joe Nolan now joins the likes of Martin Tielli, Amelia Curran and others on Six Shooter’s roster as an artist who mines the melancholic and mournful.

Joe Nolan is a rising star on the roots/folk scene. His debut, self-released album Goodbye Cinderella, netted a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best/New Emerging Artist in 2011. The album showcased his vapourous, shivering vocals and wise-beyond-his-years lyrical insight, introduced Joe’s graceful yet commanding presence.

The man of “cigarettes and sad songs” (Edmonton Journal) went to Nashville for the follow-up recording, and worked with ex-pat producer Colin Linden. The result, an album titled Tornado, will be released in January, 2014 on Six Shooter Records. Watch an album preview here:

Joe returns to Music City to perform at the Americana Music Conference and Festival, then it’s back to Calgary for multiple Breakout West shows and over to Scandinavia for tour dates in Sweden and Norway. 2014 Canadian album release tour dates will be announced later this fall.

www.joenolansongs.com

Tour Dates:
NASHVILLE, TN: Americana Music Festival, The Basement, September 19
CALGARY, AB: Breakout West, October 4-5

AMELIA CURRAN POSTCARD SERIES: COMPLETE COLLECTION AVAILABLE NOW.

Here’s the complete collection of Amelia Curran lyric postcards.
Find them at a merch table wherever/whenever Amelia plays.

AMELIA CURRAN: EVERYTHING I’VE GOT TO GIVE.

This week’s lyric postcard brings us back to the days of Amelia’s Curran’s Six Shooter debut, the album War Brides. The song “Everything I’ve Got To Give,” is a real stunner, and we’ve heard Amelia describe it as the closest thing to a country duet she’s ever written.

AMELIA LYRIC POSTCARDS: I LOVED YOU LIKE A METEOR


Amelia Curran’s song “Blackbird On Fire” is our second pick for the lyric postcard series. It’ll cost you but a few nickels to put a stamp on this beauty and send it on its way.

SIX SHOOTER RECORDS RELEASES A QUIET EVENING AT HOME TODAY WITH A NEW VIDEO FOR “THE HENS LAY EVERY DAY,” MADE BY MARTIN TIELLI.

If it’s difficult to describe the method and madness of Nick Buzz, it’s even harder to classify Martin Tielli’s new video for “The Hens Lay Every Day.” Part Monty Python, part American Gothic dance party, all Tielli, the new video is a perfect match for the song’s delirious, off-kilter sensibility.

See the eggstravagantly ballsy new video here

Nick Buzz returns with a new album, A Quiet Evening At Home, out today on Six Shooter Records.

www.nickbuzz.ca

NEW AMELIA CURRAN LYRIC POSTCARDS – COLLECT ALL 4!


Amelia Curran writes lyrics that come to exist beyond her songs, for their insight, humour and deeply poetic worldview. And so, we decided to pick a few of our favourites and have them made into postcards, real postcards, that we encourage you to send by mail to someone who needs to hear from you.

Here’s the first one of the series, designed by fellow Newfoundlander Jud Haynes. Each card comes with free download of the song featured, and they’ll be available at merch tables wherever Amelia performs.
Click here for tour dates.