New Release: Partner – ‘In Search Of Lost Time’

New Release: Partner – ‘In Search Of Lost Time’

June 1, 2017 | Posted in: Partner 0

You’ve Changed Records is proud to announce the September 8th, 2017 release of the long-awaited debut album from Partner – In Search Of Lost Time.

Already well-celebrated for their enthusiastic and action-packed live shows (The Globe and Mail declared them “the best new band in Canada” after one of their first shows) and early singles (Hot Knives, The “Ellen” Page, Personal Weekend) In Search Of Lost Time takes things to a whole new level (not just standing on a small wooden step and ripping out a totally excellent guitar solo).

Recorded by Josh Korody and mixed by Chris Shaw (Ween, Weezer, Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, Wilco), In Search Of Lost Time is heavy as a crush, nimble as a thimble, smart as a doctorate, stupid as edible underwear; 12 songs that shudder with wit, melody and the peerless confederation of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. None of their influences – not Weezer, Ween, Dinosaur Jr or any of the lesbian superfecta (k.d. lang, Melissa Etheridge, Tegan, Sara) – marry Partner’s craft for singles and their willingness to laugh at themselves – at least not with the same smiling candour. In Search Of Lost Time proves that it’s always more freeing, and probably more fun, to be the butt of the joke.

Listen to Everybody Knows:

Comfort Zone:

Partner – In Search Of Lost Time (YC-032) is available on September 8th, 2017 on LP, CD, and Digital formats. Pre-orders (including a couple of fancy package offers) are available now in our mailorder shop.

Partner on tour this summer:
June 10 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (Northside Festival)
June 14 – Palais des Congrès, Montréal QC (Mondial de la bière)
June 15 – Saw Gallery, Ottawa ON (Ottawa Explosion)
June 23 – PRIDE, Toronto ON
July 20 – Division Avenue Arts Collective, Grand Rapids MI
July 22 – River & Sky Festival, Sudbury ON
July 31 – The Anchor’s Bend, Asbury Park NJ
August 06 – SappyFest, Sackville NB
August 12 – Wolfe Island Music Fest, Kingston ON
August 19 – Riverfest, Elora ON

Music Video: Nap Eyes – ‘Roll It’

Music Video: Nap Eyes – ‘Roll It’

May 10, 2017 | Posted in: Blog, Nap Eyes, News 0

Maybe you’ve been wondering what ever happened to puppet Nap Eyes? Had Nigel poisoned his friends with his green science potion? And what about when he drank the potion himself? Was he able to transcend his dimensional bounds? Maybe you yourself have experimented with science, or drugs? Maybe you’ve let your own puppet spirit run wild through quiet neighbourhoods at dusk looking for an angry fix, or a starry dynamo, or a conveniently located fresh baked pie?

Maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about and should watch the Nap Eyes official video for ‘Click Clack’:

and then the brand new EXCITING CONCLUSION in ‘Roll It’:

Maybe you should catch Nap Eyes on tour this June with Car Seat Headrest:
June 1 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
June 2 – Webster Hall, New York, NY*
June 4 – Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA*
June 5 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC*
June 7 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC*
June 8 – Headliners, Lexington, KY*
June 9 – The Blockhouse, Bloomington, IN
June 10 – Green Music Fest, Chicago, IL
June 11 – The Rondo, Windsor, ON
June 12 – Call The Office, London, ON
June 13 – Pressed, Ottawa, ON
*w Car Seat Headrest

Click Clack and Roll It are part of the Thought Rock Fish Scale album, conveniently available on LP, CD, and Digital formats.

Music Video: Jon Mckiel – ‘Brothers’

Music Video: Jon Mckiel – ‘Brothers’

March 7, 2017 | Posted in: Jon Mckiel, YCTV 0

“Josephine the river queen is a lot like you and me. She’s lighter now, all lifted up and smoked out from the turning century. She’s a loud mouth baby and don’t you come save me that’s all I’ll ever be.”

Please watch this tenderhearted and lovely video for Jon Mckiel’s “Brothers,” directed by Colin Medley.

“Brothers” appears on the album Memorial Ten Count, available March 10, 2017 from You’ve Changed Records and Headless Owl Records.

New Release: Richard Laviolette – “Taking The Long Way Home”

New Release: Richard Laviolette – “Taking The Long Way Home”

February 17, 2017 | Posted in: Richard Laviolette 0

In 2010 You’ve Changed Records released a record called All Of Your Raw Materials by Richard Laviolette and The Oil Spills. It’s a very special record, a rare, raw bit of truth telling, elegant in it’s melodic structure, elevated by warm and worn-in acoustic arrangements and plenty of space to sing along. (It’s out of print now but remains available on our Bandcamp page). All Of Your Raw Materials never won any awards and never topped any charts that I know of, but it’s a record that has been loved deeply by the people that have heard it; it’s attracted artists to our door, artists we’ve since worked with who loved Richard’s beautiful, honest songs and then saw a place for themselves in our community. And in the years that have passed, as much as I’ve been asked anything, I’ve been asked when Richard would be releasing another record.

So, it’s with great pleasure that I can announce the release, on March 10, 2017, of Taking The Long Way Home by Richard Laviolette. Following in the musical footsteps of his earlier, beloved album, Richard has delivered an open, graceful, powerful collection of songs, stark in their acceptance of illness and death, and profound in their celebration of family resilience, generational knowledge, and communion.

Taking The Long Way Home was conceived as a collaboration between Richard and his guitar playing father, Darrell Laviolette. Darrell was ultimately unable to participate in the recording due to his responsibilities as a caretaker for Richard’s mother, Marie (who had Huntington’s Disease), but this initial concept set the tone for the rest of the album: intimate, personal stories, marked by remarkably observed details and deeply compassionate understanding: songs “full of grief and praise; a story we all know”, as he sings on ‘Yesterday’s Gospel.’

Credit Richard’s natural grace as a person and skill as a songwriter that the album is so full of life and so uplifting. “Whether it takes guts or glory, I won’t die here feeling sorry” he sings on ‘Someone To Tell My Story When I’m Gone.’ And credit his collaborators that the album is so rich and rough and ready. Produced with Andy Magoffin, Taking The Long Way Home features Lisa Bozikovic on piano, Matthew Reeves on lead guitar, Jessy Bell Smith (Skydiggers) on vocal harmonies, Julia Narveson (Ever Lovin’ Jug Band, Lake of Stew) on fiddle and double bass, Aaron Goldstein (Cowboy Junkies, Bry Webb, Daniel Romano) on pedal steel, Heather Kirby (Ohbijou, Vag Halen) on electric bass, and Aaron Curtis (Two-minute Miracles) on drums.

Please listen to the title track ‘Taking The Long Way Home:’

Richard Laviolette – Taking The Long Way Home
(YC-029 LP/CD/Digital)

Grey Rain
Two Guitars
Someone To Tell My Story When I’m Gone
Louella Austella
Old Country Music
Taking The Long Way Home
Red-winged Blackbird
The Rock and The Moss
My Grandma’s More Punk (Than Most Punks I Know)
Yesterday’s Gospel
You’ve Really Got Me On The Run

Preorders of are available in our mail-order shop. (And if you’ve already pre-ordered our other March 10th release, Jon Mckiel – Memorial Ten Count, and would like to add Taking The Long Way Home to your shipment please contact us and we will assist you in reducing shipping costs.)

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