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.)

Ancient Shapes – Silent Rave, tour only cassette

Ancient Shapes – Silent Rave, tour only cassette

February 16, 2017 | Posted in: Ancient Shapes, Artists, Blog, Daniel Romano 0

Silent Rave is the new 10 song cassette album by Ancient Shapes. It is available exclusively at upcoming live engagements. Book your tickets, these are brave new waves.

What’s happening:
“Violence in the mouth of age” is a love song for the overlooked. This sunshine carol focuses it’s energies and visual accompaniment towards a timeless companion of youth culture. The teen love affair between alienated youth and its stimulant valentine. Ancient Shapes ponders, perhaps there are other expanses to explore outside of the inside. Another way in. The future, beyond the jaws of yesterday, holds a beautiful violence in the mouth of age. This beautiful violence is rhythmic. To be consumed without fear and transformed in a moment, not unlike the more prominent playmate to those jittery juveniles. This is an analyses, perhaps even a valiant exclamation for bored-youth liberation. Can’t you taste it?”

Live music happenings:
Feb 23 – The Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
Feb 24 – Mikado, St. Catherines, On
Feb 25 – Call the Office, London, ON
Feb 26 – This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton, ON

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