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Universal Cobra

Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle
Universal Cobra
Released: February 6, 2016
Format: Softcover Book

Thought Rock Fish Scale

Nap Eyes
Thought Rock Fish Scale
Released: February 5, 2016
Format: LP/CD/Digital

Days Of Heaven

Steven Lambke
Days Of Heaven
Released: October 30, 2015
Format: LP/CD/Digital

Whine Of The Mystic

Nap Eyes
Whine Of The Mystic
Released: July 10, 2015
Format: LP/CD/Digital

Producer’s Wonderland

Marine Dreams
Producer’s Wonderland
Released: January 27, 2015
Format: Cassette/Digital

Northern Register

Community Theatre
Northern Register
Released: October 9, 2014
Format: 180g LP

What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know

The Weather Station
What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know
Released: October 14, 2014
Format: 12" 45 RPM EP, Digital

Shine A Light

The Constantines
Shine A Light
Released: June 10, 2014
Format: LP + 7inch

Lemon Tree

Marine Dreams
Lemon Tree
Released: May 22, 2014
Format: Cassette/Digital

Corner Of The Eye

Marine Dreams
Corner Of The Eye
Released: September 24, 2013
Format: LP, Digital

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Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle – Universal Cobra

February 4, 2016

We are very happy to announce You’ve Changed’s first book project:  Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle – Universal Cobra. This beautifully printed full colour 48 page softcover collects individual works on paper from these renowned artists, and a series of spectacular collaborative drawings from the November 2015 exhibition at Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal. Universal Cobra is a limited edition of 200 copies, available from our mailorder shop.

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Self Portrait, Shuvinai Ashoona and Shary Boyle, 2015.
Ink, guache, coloured pencil on paper, 107 x 86 cm

In the 2009 exhibition Noise Ghost, held at the University of Toronto’s Justina M Barnicke gallery, curator Nancy Campbell paired the drawings of Shuvinai Ashoona and Shary Boyle. It was the first time the artists had encountered each other’s work. In 2011 Boyle traveled to Cape Dorset in Nunavut to meet Ashoona and draw for three weeks alongside the artists of Kinngait studios. During that trip Ashoona and Boyle made their first drawing on the same page: Ashoona titled it Universal Cobra Pussy. Over the next few years, during her rare trips south, Ashoona would visit Boyle in Toronto. Boyle mailed up posters and books of her work, and sent postcards.

In late summer of 2015, Shary Boyle made four drawings in Montreal and left sections of each blank. Simultaneously, Shuvinai Ashoona made three in Cape Dorset, leaving regions of white space. Boyle flew to Baffin Island in late September 2015, and for five days they worked again at the Kinngait studios. Swapping drawings, Ashoona and Boyle completed each other’s images, occasionally going back onto the same page while the other was working.

In November 2015 the artists came together in Montreal to present Universal Cobra, an exhibition of drawings, sculptures and collaborative drawings co-presented by Feheley Fine Arts & Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain.

More details, and a whole lot of amazing art, can be found at: www.sharyboyle.com

Please join us for the Universal Cobra book launch at Feheley Fine Arts, 65 George Street, Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, February 6, 3-5 pm.

In addition to Universal Cobra, we are also pleased to make available through the Mailorder Store The Illuminations Project, Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke’s 10 year long collaborative writing and drawing exchange published in 2015 by Oakville Galleries.

 


  

Streaming: Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale

February 2, 2016

After long waits, strange journeys, and far wanderings it’s finally here: Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale will be released Friday February 5th! And to spare those last few days of anticipation and uncertainty and discomfort, we are happy to say “Peace! There is no need! Listen here my friends, and may you be soothed by the listening!”

We couldn’t be more excited. This record has been deep burrowed into our hearts and minds since Nigel first sent it our way so many months back. To our ears it’s a stone-cold classic. Ian Kehoe told me Lion In Chains was the best song to have yet been released by our humble label. I, more politic, avoid such statements as “best” and “all-time favourite” and “absolute” – though they beat strong in my veins and struggle against the teeth. These are wise songs, all.

Orders received through our mailorder shop are shipping now! And are special Thought Rock Fish Scale + Whine Of The Mystic package deal is available until Sunday February 7.

Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale (YC-024) LP/CD/Digital.
Album stream courtesy of our partners at Paradise of Bachelors:

Tour Dates:
Mon. Mar. 7 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. Mar. 8 – Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon
Wed. Mar. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Thu. Mar. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. Mar. 11 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat. Mar. 12 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Sun. Mar. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Mar. 16-Fri. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Sun. Mar. 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Mon. Mar. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Tue. Mar. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Thu. Mar. 24 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Mar. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Mon. Mar. 28 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
Tue. Mar. 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx Bar & Grill
Wed. Mar. 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s Cantina
Fri. Apr. 1 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
Sat. Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Sun. Apr. 3 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Mon. Apr. 4 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Tue. Apr. 5 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Thu. Apr. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Fri. Apr. 8 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo

 


  

YCTV

December 8, 2015

Since 2009, You’ve Changed Records has documented the works of a small, but ever-growing group of artists, songwriters, and performers. Toronto-based photographer and director Colin Medley has worked closely with the label on a variety of projects over the last many years, photographing bands, designing books and album covers, and directing music videos. We’re excited to be working with Colin on a dedicated channel for live videos, sessions, archival material, and film projects: YCTV.

The first videos are already available:
- A solo-acoustic in studio performance of  Remembering by Marine Dreams, recorded October 13, 2015.
- Daniel, Fred, and Julie perform Runner at the Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto) on April 15, 2010.
- Nap Eyes perform Tribal Thoughts and No Fear Of Hellfire at Lee’s Palace on September 25, 2015.

Please subscribe now to catch all the upcoming videos.

YCTV


  

Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale

November 16, 2015

Nap Eyes return February 5, 2016 with the long-awaited and completely excellent Thought Rock Fish Scale. These are literate songs, posing riddles about friendship, faith, mortality, and self-doubt, refining and elaborating on the sound of the beloved Whine Of The Mystic, offering an airier, more spacious second chapter.

Thought Rock Fish Scale was recorded in the crisp daylight of late May 2014, in the living room and screened porch of a seaside family home near Pictou, Nova Scotia. Like all Nap Eyes recordings to date, the album is framed by a set of severe self-imposed strictures: a mere four days to capture as many songs as possible completely live, with no overdubs, to a temperamental old TEAC four-track ¼” tape recorder. The result is a document pristine in its intentional imperfections.

Spin magazine described opening track Mixer as “an existentialist indie-pop daydream”. Please listen below.

The deluxe LP, pressed on 150g virgin vinyl, features a heavy-duty chipboard jacket, full-color inner sleeve with lyrics, and a download coupon; the CD is housed in a gatefold chipboard jacket. Thought Rock Fish Scale is available for pre-order in the mailorder shop now.

Read more about Thought Rock Fish Scale on the album page.


  

Partner – The “Ellen” Page

October 20, 2015

Some words from Partner:

I remember it well: it was a cold night in February, almost too cold to go outside. Lucy and I were keeping warm with some cans of Alpine when we heard the news: Ellen Page has come out as a lesbian. We high fived, we hugged, our joy knew no bounds. Maybe we knew it in our hearts all along; to hear it from Ellen herself was so special. She was free.

The light of a soul unburdened can be blinding. We felt it then and we can see it now: Ellen Page is kicking ass, and she’s more herself than ever before. Though the idea for this song wouldn’t strike us for another year after her coming out speech, when it did, it was so easy. We were, and are, still inspired.

This song is intended to be a celebration: a coming out anthem, a source of pride, strength, and joy, a chorus of solidarity. It’s a tip of the hat to Ellen Degeneres, who has done so much to shape the pop culture climate into a place that is safer for many of us, and to Ellen Page who is doing so much good work and making us maritime lesbians (and lesbians the world over) so damn proud.

There is still so much work to be done, but the fact that we are able to sing this song is a triumph. It is a privilege to have our voices heard, and that privilege is predicated on the long and harrowing history of queer folks of all identities, and especially those with intersectional identities who have faced (and continue to face) realities more complex and dangerous than we can fully understand. We are profoundly grateful to those before us, and ever-mindful of the struggles of those who do not share in our privilege who are working and making art alongside us.

So, if you’re on the same page, this one’s for you.

With open hearts,

Partner

 


  

Partner

October 14, 2015

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It was the middle of the night in a bowling alley in a small town. Hundreds of people surround a young band set up on the lanes. The band is called Partner. If what happens next is already the stuff of legend (the Globe and Mail declaring them “the best new band in Canada” in the breathless days that followed), it’s because it’s so damn rare to come across so much ambition, talent, and excitement in a single moment, and so many excellent songs, one after the other. Blow the power and start again. It was, in a way, a coming out party. It was definitely a party.

You’ve Changed Records is very excited to be working with Partner, purveyors of a mighty shred, and holders of a rare Rock and Roll truth: The Lesbians are leading the way.

We’ll have a lot of things to announce in the coming weeks and months and lots of music, but wanted to start here, at the beginning, with this video and the newly mastered version of Hot Knives: your favourite song of summer 2015. If you are hearing it now for the first time, it’s not too late. Welcome to the party.

Directed by Colin Medley

Partner are coming to your town:
October 20, 2105 – Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile, Montreal, QC *
October 22, 2015 – Tide and Boar, Moncton, NB *
October 23, 2015 – George’s Roadhouse, Sackville, NB *
October 24, 2015 – Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS *
* with Alvvays

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Steven Lambke – Days Of Heaven

October 1, 2015

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Memory is the daughter of heaven and earth, and the muse is a daughter of memory and everything. It is traditional for an artist to call on the muse at the beginning of an endeavour. This suggests that the great works of art begin, not in the presence of the muse, but in her absence. – Amanda Jernigan

If Steven Lambke were a bird he’d be a Zeppelin – Daniel Romano

So let us invoke the muses, and let us fly like a zeppelin. This is my new record, Days of Heaven; dear muses, let me speak true of it. It’s a tender, intimate thing, though in it’s tenderness and in it’s intimacy it required attention and courage. The songs were written over some years in the crumbling capitals of an old world: Venice, Detroit, Sackville, Toronto. Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station) and Ian Kehoe (Marine Dreams) helped me develop them, adding layers, adding voices, being audience and sounding board, adding as I was paring them down to the essentials: a flower, a stone, a swallow. I was a man softly saying ‘love’ into the dread silence of a full moon. We recorded with my frequent collaborator Jeff McMurrich (Constantines, Jennifer Castle, John K Samson) and then we recorded more at home. Mika Posen played violin and Ross Miller played bass. Darcy Hancock (Ladyhawk), my friend, played guitar on Dead Stones, You Know Me Well, and Moonshine Brother. Richard Laviolette lent his brave voice to Moonshine Brother; it makes the song; may we all choose our families well. Shary Boyle, with unmeasurable generosity of spirit lent her beautiful sculpture La Lune to the album as grace and muse.

My love, be brave. Strong enough to love. Strong enough to be loved. To listen close to love and hear love.

Days Of Heaven, the first song on the album, was written on New Years Day in Sackville, NB. I was alone and the wind was strong. Tamara played the bowed guitars. If you listen closely at the end you can hear the drum machine bleeding through.

Thank you for listening. I hope you like it.

Days Of Heaven is available October 30, 2015 on LP/CD/Digital formats.
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Nap Eyes – Whine Of The Mystic

May 19, 2015

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Originally released in a limited run of 200 LPs by Plastic Factory Records of Montreal in 2014, Nap Eyes’ Whine Of The Mystic found some enthusiastic support among those with their ears tuned to the stranger frequencies: Sean Micheals at Said The Gramophone named the epic album closer No Fear Of Hellfire the 9th best song of the 2014 (“They are a rock band just so faintly tripping. They are priests of Shaolin and the Holy See, with electric guitars in their hands.”); Weird Canada noted that “this saintly record radiates with the light of the community from which it was born” evoking the continued excellence of the band’s home town Halifax scene (including Monomyth with Nap Eyes’ own Josh Salter and Seamus Dalton). It was a record passed around between friends. It was a secret weapon.

On July 10, 2015, You’ve Changed Records will be re-releasing Whine Of The Mystic making this brilliant album available across Canada for the first time. Our partners at crime at the excellent US label Paradise Of Bachelors will be introducing it to the world. We are thrilled.

Nap Eyes songs are reckless and wise; they deal equally in science and spirit; they balance melody and noise as well as any in the great tradition of The Velvets, The Clean, The Verlaines, and The Modern Lovers. They are drunken and literate, rich in life, and deep in the old trap: you drive into knowledge and find oblivion, and toward oblivion knowledge.

Please listen to first track Dark Creedence below:

 

Nap Eyes – Delirium and Persecution Paranoia, live at Coach House Sound, Toronto.

Whine Of The Mystic is available now on LP/CD/Digital formats.
A new full-length Nap Eyes album will be released in early 2016 by You’ve Changed Records and Paradise of Bachelors.


  

Marine Dreams – Producer’s Wonderland

January 14, 2015

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Ian Kehoe is Marine Dreams. I want to make this clear as he brings us this new and very personal album. Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ian in his home studio, Producer’s Wonderland is the work of a singular vision and a unique mind.

Displaying Ian’s robust commitment to ongoing creativity and continuing development as a songwriter and musician, Producer’s Wonderland is rich in melodic and rhythmic adventures. Vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar textures mix with programmed drums and synths in deep and surprising pop songs.

If this is a new sound for Marine Dreams, it increases my impression that this is an album about personal growth, about learning – there’s even a song called “Learning Experience” that describes the making of Lemon Tree, the previous Marine Dreams album. It’s as if what is being “produced” is not just the music, but also the person making the music. What does it mean to love (“Love(After Eros The Bittersweet)” named for the Anne Carson book), to maintain life-long friendships (the tender and beautiful “Michael”), to live with uncertainty (“No Use”)?

There are big questions asked here, but asked joyfully; posed and arranged in a group of wonderful and magical songs.

Producer’s Wonderland
1. One Question
2. Polished Stone
3. Snake Fish
4. No Use
5. Learning Experience
6. Sunny Starry Moon
7. Love (After “Eros The Bittersweet”)
8. Michael
9. Men Without Grace
10. Prisoner Of Eternity

Please listen to No Use below.

Producer’s Wonderland (YC-021) will be released January 27, 2015 on Limited Edition Cassette and Digital formats.


  

YCR 5th Anniversary Concert Film

December 29, 2014

YCR had a pretty rad year in 2014, with new music from Marine Dreams and The Weather Station, the release of Community Theatre, our collaborative super-group project with Headless Owl Records, and the re-issue of The Constantines – Shine A Light.

We also celebrated our 5th anniversary with a couple of concerts featuring as many of our pals and collaborators as we could muster, our hearts full of song and good cheer. Huge thanks are due to Colin Medley for documenting the happenings May 22nd at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,  in this live concert film featuring performances from Richard Laviolette, Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, The Weather Station, Daniel Romano and the Trilliums, and Shotgun Jimmie.  It was a good night.

Truly, truly, thank you for listening and supporting the music. Lots more to come in 2015!

You’ve Changed Records Fifth Anniversary Concert from Colin Medley on Vimeo.

Directed and edited by Colin Medley
Shot by Ilse Kramer, Colin Medley, and Graeme Phillips.
Performances mixed by Stew Crooks.