The new single Go On is out today!!! Recorded in-between Nova Scotia, Burnley (Lancashire) and New York it features Clogs percussionist Thom Kozumplik on marimba and steel drum and some clarinets by me (!) and David Christensen (Heavy Blinkers/Jenn Grant).
It’s a bright sunny morning in Montreal and I’ve got a couple of things to take out from under my hat – a live video of a new song that is OUT TODAY on Ferryhouse Productions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria! And to round things out some shows across the Maritimes next week!
In January as I was heading through Sackville, New Brunswick on the way to open for Owen Pallett I made a video for Attic Sessions in the beautiful old Cranewood manor home. The track is called Go On and You can watch that video over here:
New Single out in Germany, Switzerland & Austria
I’m very, very pleased to announce the release of that same new song. Recorded in-between Halifax, Burnley (Lancashire) and New York it features Clogs percussionist Thom Kozumplik on marimba and steel drum and some clarinets by me (!) and David Christensen (Heavy Blinkers/Jenn Grant). It’s available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria TODAY at the links below!
Next week I’ll be hitting the road across Maritime Canada. The tour kicks off in Sackville at Thunder & Lightning on Friday and finishes up with a couple of shows with one of my favourite acts – Brooklyn’s 7-piece ambient orchestral ensemble Bing & Ruth. Thom Yorke picked their last album as his second favourite of 2014. You might want to check it out
May 15 – Sackville, NB: Thunder & Lightning – Facebook
May 16 – St. Andrews, NB: Paddle Fest (with Catherine Maclellan)
May 17 – Fredericton, NB: Gallery Connexion (with Bing & Ruth) – Facebook
May 18 – Upper Economy, NS: Red Clay Farm, 4715 route #2 (with Bing & Ruth) – EARLY SHOW – 5PM
It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, if you tune your radio (or, through the magic of the internet, your computer) to CBC Radio 2 for The Signal between 10pm and 12 you’ll be the first to hear something brand new from Paper Beat Scissors!
For the next little while you’ll also have the chance to get ahold of that track on a sampler exclusively available at the upcoming shows below…
For the Montreal and Toronto shows I’m going to be joined by an amazing band comprised of Leif Vollebekk, Gregory Burton, Patrick Latreille, and Stef Schneider & Pietro Amato (the Luyas/Bell Orchestre). You should probably come.
The Maritimes in May
There’ll be a short jaunt around the Maritimes in the middle of May, where I’ll be playing alongside Maine’s Jacob Augustine, my former housemate Catherine MacLellan, and my present favourite band in this particular universe Bing & Ruth. You should probably come.
May 14 – Mount Stewart, PE: Trailside Cafe // Tickets
May 15 – Sackville, NB: Thunder & Lightning
May 16 – St. Andrews, NB: Paddle Fest (with Catherine MacLellan)
May 17 – Fredericton, NB: Gallery Connexion (with Bing & Ruth)
Lots of love from the land of the 6 feet tall snowbanks
Myself, Don Brownrigg, Tara Thorne (Dance Movie), Gabrielle Papillon, Matthew Hornell, Erin Costello, Heather Green & Kim Harris will be performing some of our favourite songs from each other’s catalogues tomorrow night at the Company House in Halifax.
This missive shall be brief. I wanted to let you know about some Canadian shows coming up (starting tomorrow in Wolfville) and running into April, and to give a forewarning to expect a long-overdue announcement relating to the new album in just a couple of weeks! Oh, and finally I should let you know that a good friend will be the special guest on Q on CBC Radio tomorrow morning! More on all of this below…
Wolfville Acadia Chapel Show Tomorrow Night
In spite of living in the vicinity for a decade, I’ve yet to have the pleasure of playing in Wolfville. Thanks to Axe Radio the time has finally come with a very special last-minute show happening tomorrow, Friday 27th March at the beautiful Acadia Chapel. The show starts at 8pm, and $8 will get you in the door and some pew space.
Friday 27th March
Wolfville, Acadia Chapel
Upper Canada Shows in April
After way too long a wait (going on two years?!?!) I’ll be heading back up to Quebec and Ontario to play as part of the Forward Music Revue alongside label chums Gianna Lauren, Find the Others and (in Ottawa only) Michael Feuerstack. For the Montreal and Toronto shows I’ll be accompanied by Leif Vollebekk, Gregory Burton, as well as Stefan Schneider and Pietro Amato from the Luyas and Bell Orchestre. Needless to say, it will probs be a fun time…
PBS Producer and Collaborator Michael Feuerstack on CBC Radio Q tomorrow morning!
Michael Feuerstack (better known to many as Snailhouse) produced and played on the eponymous Paper Beat Scissors album. He recently released the magnificent album the Forgettable Truth and he’ll be playing some tracks from that album and putting his words in your ears tomorrow morning on Q from 10am in Canada (10.30 in Newfoundland). For those overseas, or who can’t listen at the time there are many other opportunities to listen.