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NEW Amelia Curran video for “Black Bird On Fire” from the album Spectators directed by Krista Davis!
Video for “What Will You Be Building” by Amelia Curran, from the album Spectators, released October 2, 2012 on Six Shooter Records. Produced and Directed by Light Echo Productions.
AMELIA CURRAN’S NEW ALBUM, SPECTATORS, CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 2, 2012.
From the fathoms, the dark solitary deeps, comes Amelia Curran’s Spectators, a new album set for release on October 2, 2012 on Six Shooter Records. A meditation on frailty, restlessness, time and its finitudes, Spectators is both storm and harbour.
The Juno winning artist has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life’s beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. With Spectators, Curran returns to the scene with ten tracks that yet raise the bar on her signature lyricism, but push beyond the folk boundaries that have defined her previous releases.
Produced by John Critchley, Spectators brings surprises, including brass, strings, piano, and rumbling percussion. “What Will You Be Building,” a downtrodden Dixieland dirge, distills existence into one essential question. “The Modern Man” is another standout track – Curran’s stark vision stands sharply against a dark, tense, shivering backdrop. Even, or perhaps especially, the love songs, cut through the bone. In particular, the earthquake heartache of “San Andreas Fault,” is as graceful as it is devastating.
The opening track, “Years,” strides forward with a dynamic deliberation undercut by repeated speculation about all the trouble’s worth. Ever cautious in her optimism, “Years” introduces the record’s measured truths in fine fashion.
Guest musicians and arrangers are a collection of Toronto and St. John’s notables, including The Once, Todor Kobakov, Bryden Baird, Selina Martin, Oh Susanna, and Martin Tielli.
Six Shooter Records is proud to release Spectators on October 2, 2012.
We are soooo excited about Victoria Day, that we thought it would be appropriate to chuck a bunch of our artists over to her Royal Ghostness’ home turf. The Good Lovelies are tearing it up right now in the UK (don’t worry, there is more Canadian greatness to come too)! Whitehorse embarked on their own UK (and Netherlands) tour starting today! And if that wasn’t enough, we’re sending the lovely Amelia Curran over to wow the Brits in June. Now that’s what I call stuffing the chips in the haddock!
I’ve only recently realized that playing the popular downtown pedestrian / public transit game of “Bluetooth or crazy” actually kind of sucks. Either way I am decidedly non-stoked on the outcome. It’s kind of like playing “dog fart or human fart” (a game I never want to play), you are in for a stinky no matter what.
A much better game is “Whitehorse or Jenn Grant”, since a) it’s easy, they sound different, and b) either way you win!! Both artists are putting finishing touches on their respective near-complete new albums, and will both be released this summer. Have I mentioned how much I love summer? Amelia Curran is also in the middle of a new record, which we hope will be released in the fall (um, have I mentioned how much I love fall? Not as much as summer, but Amelia’s album will still rule). And the Good Lovelies just recorded a live album at Revolution Recording — keep your ears tuned.
She’s here, there and everywhere. And, to be specific, playing in these fine cities:
VANCOUVER, BC: The Media Club, Mar 11 w/ Caracol, tix: http://www.themediaclub.ca
MONTREAL, PQ: L’Astral, Mar 20 w/ Caracol, tix: http://www.sallelastral.com
ST. HYACINTHE, PQ: Le Zaricot, Mar 22 w/ Caracol
SHERBROOKE, PQ: Boquebiere, Mar 23 w/ Caracol
ST. EUSTACHE, PQ: Centre d’Art La Petite Eglise, Mar 30 w/ Caracol
JONQUIERE, PQ: Cafe Theatre Cote-Cour, Mar 31 w/ Caracol
QUEBEC CITY, PQ: Theatre Petit Champlain, Apr 26 w/ Caracol
VICTORIAVILLE, PQ: Au Vieux Saint Pierre, Apr 28 w/ Caracol
GANDER, NLFD: A&C Centre, May 3 w/ Don Brownrigg
GRAND FALLS, NFLD: A&C Centre, May 4 w/ Don Brownrigg
CORNERBROOK, NFLD: A&C Centre, May 5 w/ Don Brownrigg
STEPHENVILLE, NFLD: A&C Centre, May 6 w/ Don Brownrigg
LABRADOR CITY, NFLD: A&C Centre, May 8 w/ Don Brownrigg
SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT: The designated synth contingent of our management roster are taking a brief break from the studio (we have been assured that a new record is coming soon!) to head back to NYC for the CMJ music marathon, followed by a MTL show, and a smattering of Ontario dates! A few Alberta and BC dates have been announced too! Remember to check www.shoutoutoutoutout.com
AMELIA CURRAN: As part of the Halifax Pop Explosion, Amelia performs with Symphony Nova Scotia on Oct 21. Next month, she returns to the UK, where she plays London, Winchester, Arlington, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Gateshead, and even a date in Wales. One of my favorite meals as a kid was Welsh rarebit, which is basically toast with cheese sauce on it. I do hope Amelia would be so kind as to indulge in such delicacies whilst in Wales, so I might live vicariously through her, and vicariously reclaim my youth.
JENN GRANT: Hot off her FIVE Music Nova Scotia Awards nominations and also her recent nuptials, Jenn Grant announces November shows in Halifax, Wakefield, and more. See below for deets and stay tuned for a few more dates, and probably another half dozen or so awards nominations!
GOOD LOVELIES: If you live in the Boston/Cambridge area, make sure you catch their show at Johnny D’s in Somerville, this Thursday (tonight!). In other news, the girls are about to embark on a couple more tours, including Northern Ontario, Alberta, and an upcoming Christmas tour, with two Toronto performances at The Great Hall on Dec 17 – all ages matinee (bring your kids/grandma) and 19+ evening (bring your grouchy teen who still lives in your basement).
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES: Our friends from Duluth are coming back to Canada! This time, they play shows in Toronto, Ottawa, and London. Music that is good for your soul and your soles, and for showing that pesky Shredder and his army of foot soldiers who is boss. Don’t miss ‘em!