Fantasies and Theremins and Violins

A belated happy new year!

So, I thought I was going to be having a quiet January, but some rumbles have grown into plans and I’m playing four (very different) shows across the Maritimes this weekend: opening for old mr. “Final Fantasy” himself – Owen Pallett, playing the theremin for 2 dance performances and performing arrangements of PBS tunes with a symphony orchestra!

OWEN PALLETT in Moncton, NB

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finished albums and orchestras

It’s been a good long while since you’ve heard from me, and my apologies for that. There’s been good reason, though – since the end of the European tour we’ve been blasting away at the new album, and I’m beyond delighted to let you know that we finished the mastering on Tuesday, so it’s officially finished! I can’t confirm a release date, just yet, other than “some time in 2015″, but we’ll be squeaking out a single or two in between now and then, so keep your collective ear to the ground!

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New Tour Dates!

So the tour keeps on trucking. It’s been an incredible time so far, and I’m excited to announce there’ve been new shows added in Paris, London, Münster (TONIGHT with INVSN – project of Refused lead singer Dennis Lyxzên) and more. The Berlin show has an early curfew (10pm), so make sure you’re down there by 8 so you’re not left crying in your (admittedly tasty) beer. Hamburg and Augsburg shows are both Bedroom Disco shows with secret venues, and you’ll need to send a message to the organizers to be sure to get an invite (emails are in the tourdates below)

Paper Beat Scissors Solo Euro Tour Continued…

September 8 – Münster, DE: Gleis 22
September 10 – Prague, CZ: Café V lese Continue reading

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European Tour Dates

Hello again,

In a little over a week I’ll be heading across the ocean again for a solo return to Euroland.  I’ve been lost in the spirally tunnel of recordings these last few months (more on that SOON), and I’m very excited to get out on the road and share some of these new songs I’ve been working on.  Dates are below.  As well as familiar stomping grounds, I’ll be heading to a few cities I’ve never ventured to before.  As always, it makes a huge difference when you folks spread the word, so, even if you can’t make it to a show yourself, if there’s anyone you know in these cities and towns, please do let them know!

Paper Beat Scissors Solo Euro Tour

August 7 – Oxfordshire, UK: Wilderness Festival // tickets/info
August 11 - Norwich, UK: Bicycle Shop // tickets
August 22 - Bristol, UK: The Grain Barge // tickets
August 28 - London, UK: The Green Note // tickets
August 30 - Bocholt, DE: House Show
September 1 - Ghent, BE: Cafe Video 
September 3 - Kiel, DE: Prinz Willy
September 4 – Cologne, DE: Cafe Lichtung
September 5 - Offenbach, DE: Parkside Studios
September 6 - Sarreguimines, FR: Terminus Brasserie

September 7 - Düsseldorf, DE: Brause
September 8 – Münster, DE: Gleis 22
September 10 - Prague, CZ: Café V lese

September 11 - Berlin, DE: Alte Roter Loewe Rein
September 12 - Braunschweig, DE: Nexus
September 14 - Hamburg, DE: Bedroom Disco

September 15 – Göttingen, DE: House Show
September 17 - Mainz, DE: Haus Mainusch
September 18 – Brussels, BE: Super Dakota Gallery, 45 Rue Washingtonstraat
September 19 - Newcastle, UK: The Butterfly Cabinet
September 20 – Ramsbottom, UK: Ramsbottom Festival // tickets/info
September 22 - Sheffield, UK:  Cafe #9
September 23 – Nottingham, UK:  Jam Cafe
September 24 – Durham, UK: Empty Shop HQ
September 25 - York, UK: City Screen Basement Bar
September 26 – London, UK:  The Things We Love, Hoxton
September 27 - Paris, FR: Goutte de terre Outdoor at Theatre La Loge
September 28 - Augsburg, DE: Bedroom Disco
September 29 - Graz, AT: Die Scherbe
October 3 - Reykjavik, IS: Kaffi Rósenberg

photo by Otmar Lichtenwörther photo by Otmar Lichtenwörther

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Summer Summarying

Happy June!  We made it!!

The most pressing news is the World Cup!!! that I can finally announce some festival dates I’ve been (uncomfortably) sitting on for the last few months.  In August and September I’ll be playing the Wilderness and Ramsbottom (no smirking) festivals in the UK (more on that below).  For those of you around eastern Canada, next weekend I’m off to play in rural Nova Scotia for the beautiful Full Circle Festival and tonight I’m playing an instrumental set at the Bus Stop Theatre at 7pm. Continue reading

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