BIG thanks to NPR Music and Lars Gotrich for premiering the music video for “Solace”, off Myriam Gendron‘s debut Not So Deep as a Well. The stirring stop-motion animation fits the track beautifully. From Myriam about the piece:
“The music video for ‘Solace’ was created by two Montreal-based artists, Anick Beaulieu and Gigi Perron. Gigi mostly draws and paints, and Anick makes short films when she’s not working at her fishing camp in Temiscaming (western Quebec). They make a great team: Gigi has a thousand ideas per minute, and Anick is very meticulous and has a great sense of rhythm. ‘Solace’ is their third project together. They used the stop-motion technique for this video. It contains, more or less, 3,600 photos. It was made on three superimposed window panes with black sesame seeds and collages of old prints.”
It’s hard to express just how honored I am to work with a songwriter like Barna Howard and to share Quite A Feelin’ with y’all today. It seems funny to say this about such a great friend and collaborator, but I truly believe that Barna is a future legend. The sincerity, poetry and ease of his songwriting is just exceptional. Quite A Feelin’ is a timeless album that simply transcends eras and genres. Whether you buy or stream it, just spend a little time with Barna’s songs. I hope they consistently hit you as hard as they hit me.
Thank you, friends,
Vincent (Label Manager / Head Honcho / Chief Knucklehead)
Quite A Feelin’, the follow up to Barna Howard‘s brilliant debut, is due out on May 18th and My Old Kentucky Blog was kind enough to premiere the first single, “Indiana Rose.” The track is also available as an instant download when you pre-order the album digitally on iTunes HERE. Physical pre-orders coming soon!
“A master storyteller … These are mature, timeless songs, with strains of Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and John Prine, that could’ve been hauled out of any of the past six decades.” – The Guardian
- Indiana Rose
- Bitter Side Of Blue
- Hands Like Gloves
- Notches On A Frame
- Quite A Feelin’
- Whistle Show
- Then And There
- Rooster Still Crows
- Pull Us Back Or Wind Us Up
- Lend Me A Moment
Myriam Gendron’s stunning debut, Not So Deep as a Well, is now available on Compact Disc. The CD features two previously unreleased bonus tracks. “Bric-à-brac” and “The Small Hours” are two more brilliant interpretations of Dorothy Parker poems. You can order the CD from us HERE.
Spring tour dates:
April 24th — Montréal, QC — La Vitrola w/ Michael Hurley
May 14th — Toronto, ON — The Great Hall w/ The Weather Station
May 22nd — Wakefield, QC — Black Sheep Inn w/ The Weather Station
We’re so dang pleased to announce the SWEETLIGHT SOCIAL, our brand new concert and video series. Here’s the deal:
Our vision is to showcase great songwriters (genre non-specific) in their ideal light, their “sweetlight,” if you will. Each event will take place in a different non-traditional concert venue in the Portland area – think churches, old theaters, boathouses, barns and so on. Sound and atmosphere will be crucial.
Personally, I want to create an event where there is both a time to kick it and a time to truly focus on an artist’s craft.
Each Social will feature two artists. Performances will be seated, but there will also be a social element. We’ll have locally sourced food and beverages available before, between and after each set. Think of this as a theatrical event of sorts. We expect y’all to dress nice and behave yourselves (sort of / not really).
MARCH 6th at the ALBERTA ABBEY will be the first. The two performers will be announced shortly with a ticket link to follow.
My very very best,
Label Manager / Head Honcho / Chief Knucklehead
We just realized we never posted the official video for “Timber, Nails And Tears,” the heartbreaking closer off Barna Howard’s debut. The video, by Nick Farago at Light Fighter Film, was compiled of found public domain film, resulting in a devastating, beautiful story of family, love, small town nostalgia and the cruel interruption of war.
Barna Howard’s self-titled debut is available HERE.
Today we release a big ole Deluxe Edition of Wild Pack, the impressive Mama Bird debut of the country-folk-roots-rock-traveling-family band Quiet Life. This edition includes the following four unearthed and remixed B-sides from the Wild Pack sessions:
- “Wild Pack Of Wolves,” a gypsy jazz take on the album’s title track
- “Ohio,” a folkier version of “Record Time”
- “Big Mistake”
Thanks to the nice folks at Brooklyn Vegan for premiering “Big Mistake” for y’all.
Here she is, finally. Myriam Gendron performs “Threnody” off this year’s incredible debut, Not So Deep as a Well. Simple and stunning, the video was shot and edited by Antoine Peuchmaurd, and Antoine Cloutier-Bélisle at Studio Victor in Montreal.
Esquire has premiered “Housebroken Man,” the first single and title track off Quiet Life‘s new EP. The track features guest vocals by the tremendously talented Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope. From Esquire’s James Joiner:
“Music that sounds like your best friends made it, and you’re sharing an inside joke, but it’s also damn good. A little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll.”
Take a listen below and follow this link to pre-order the album now: GET IT!